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A free passage fiom the different port* of Ireland and Scot and, can also lie secured, and dralts 1'uriu.hed for any amount, pay ahle at the National and Provincial Brikt of Ireland and their retpectire branches, and alto on Al ttr*. J. it W. Robin on, Liverpool, which are paid free o* auy charge, throughout he Uiii'eu Kingdom. For further particular ?prly to. . _ JOirV HERDMAN, ?l Sntnh ttieet. or J. k W. ROBINSON, 16 Ooree Piazzsr,and an 16 t No. I Neptune it,, Waterloo Dock, Lirerpool. E NE' NEA Rev. Dr. Anthon's Statement. Wotn of Interrlnv with John C. Colt. 1812 NovtmbcrlA-Monday?I called at 10 A. M. oy agreement, on Lolonel Orahtm, at the post of fiee, and he accompanied me to the prison in Centre street; was introduced totlie kerper.Colonel Jones, and he was apprised of the object of tny visit. He mentioned to us that the prisoner had passed the night in "tears," and probably would be willing to 0(1111111)1". On proceed trig to the cell, we were informed that Mr. Colt's brother was with hint He was called out at our request, and told that I was tvady to see the prisoner, but tnat if the hour was inconvenient, auy ot er might be named. Mr. Colt readily acquiesced and expressed his willingness that the interview should be had. Here-entered the cell, and in a few minutes apprised ns that his brother was prepared to admit us. 1 passed in with Col. Graham, was introduced, and atter a tew words of explanation from (he Colonel, was left alone with the condemned. He courteou-ly requested me to be sealed, aud after a short pane I said that I had coma to visit him, in consequence of the intimation lie had sent tome the eveniug before, by Colo, nel Graham?that 1 felt therefore that it was not an act of intrusion on his privacy by a stranger. 1 was there in compliance with Ins own expressed wish, and that as the servant of my master, and "your servant," I added, "for Christ's sake." 1 sought to do him all the good in my power, and would willingly minister to his great need. He thanked me and said iu reply that my visit was in compliance with his desire, adding to this etject. thai he had "in his youth been educated religiously?brought up in the strie'est sect of Presbyterians?under the Rev. Mr. Hiiwes, whom" said he "you mnst know by reputation if not pi-rsonnally," but thattbere were certain tenets to which, as held by them, he could not tub i crioe, viz: their views ol "original sin and infinite punishment." It was at this point of the conversation, 1 think, that he mentioned also that "/it thought he once tui(t experienced religion under Mr. Ma/fit." Atfpr nlllirllikkr ihua I, r I >. it i unit to ins earlv bringing up, lie went oil to complain nl ci-rtiiin individuals "seeking interviews with him for religious purposes," and "Healing with him severely," and then observed that he had sent tor me as one " who,he supposed from what he had heard, held more libcral views " He complained also of the course pursued toward him by the press?the conduct of his trial, and the concluding act of the Executive. Without interrupting hirn, I seized the first opportunity to say that lie ought to harbor no uukind thoughts towurds the individuals of whom he first had spoken?(who ttiey were I know not)?that they probably meaut well, even if they had wounded his feelings. To this he readily assented. That with reference to the recent course of the press, I knew nothing. As to his trial, 1 came not to discuss the verdict or the subsequent action of the Governor. As a citizen, I bowed to both. As a fellow creature and an embassador of Christ, 1 came to remind him that time to him was measured out. not by day-, nor by hours, but by moments, and to beg him to prepare to meet his God. Was he prepared to meet Him 1 He spoke somewhat hurriedly in reply " Firs," said he, " my time is measured by moments," and he paused. He went on to remark somewhat to this effect, that lie had endeavored " to live justly and fulfil his obligations to men," and at thisstage ot the interview expressed, 1 think, fits belief in the Bible. I endeavored to meet him on this ground, and my remarks were made to bear upon the character and requirements of God's holy law, and the consequent nature and evil of sin as a transgression of that law?us rebellion against God. Audi implored htm to search his heart and examine his life by God's standard and net by his own; to look at his condition by nature,and by actual manifested transgressions during his entire career ; to say nothing at preseut of the one last act which had brought hitn there. Here it was, if I mistake not, that I asked?" If these things arc so? ichat is your hojic, you" refuge, your stay He covered his face with his handkerchief and wept.? During our interview of three quarters of an hour, lie acquiesced in several of my observations, and in a general way acknowledged his sinfulness, and a reliance on the Saviour. What that reliance must be if he would entertain nny valid hojie in Christ, 1 pointed out and referred him to several texts which I thought were applicable. Supposing his brother to be waiting at the door ?f his cell, as I had interrupted their interview when 1 came to the prison, I prepared to leave. 1 asked if he would let me visit him again, and when He said," certainly, it was his wish that I should do s< every day," and 9 o'clock to-morrow was the houi agreed on. Whfn I rose to leave him, 1 to"k his hand and reminded him that his hours were hurrying to their end?that here in his cell the eye ol God?his offended God?was fixed U|>on him, and 1 begged kirn tocati mightily and earnestly tor mercv through his son. "Have you prayed? do youprayV 1 asked. " I do, 1 do," said he, rnueh a flee ted. Commending him to Gcd, as 1 held his hand, the patnlul interview ended, and I hurried away. Note.?1 left him a tract on repentance, a cony of Bishop Meade's Prayers, referring him particularly to the latter part, viz :?" A Guide to the Penitent," and the following scripturp references?Isaiah 1,18; Isaiah 57, 15; Proverb 28,13; 1 John, 1,9; Luke, 15ih chapter. 1842. Nov. \5?T\ic*day.?I repaired this morning at 9 o'clock to the prison, and on reaching the eel, found Mr. Colt was taking his breakfast, and that the sheriff was with him. I waited in the hall a short time by his request, and when the sheriff came out was admitted. The prisoner s-emed glad to see me, and neologised tor the detention. He was proceeding, after we were seated, to make some remarks in reference to the shertfl's being timid, &c. [In reference to this remnrk I have a word of explanation, which I made to the coroner's inquest.While I was waiting near the cell, some remark was made by some one, whom I look for an officer, to another person near me, as to the desperate character of some of the prisoners then in confinement?that if they were permitted to walk about, they would be ready to take any one's life in order to escape. I did nut hear the whole of the conversation, but it left the impression, that perhaps some of the prisoners had been turbulent, and trying to escape. When Mr. Colt, therefore, made the above remark about the sheriff's timidity, my first thought was that he had heard that that officer had been making arrangements to prevent an outbreak lu the evening, however, in conversation with my son, he mentioned that he had heard that the sheriff had deprived the prisoner of his knife and razor, and that Mr. Colt had told him he was tiinid, and that such precautions were useless, inasmuch as if he wished to kill himself he couid open his veins with his teeth ] 1 int' rrupted him as soon as it could be done, to bring before him the object of my visit. I told him that I find come again at his own request, and was there with the intention of speaking the truth to him in love? that J had a duty to discharge asan.inis ter ot uoa, una tnat ne une prisoner), must bear with me while I endeavored to do so, even if I wounded his feeiingB. The truth must be told to him. Ileacquiesed in these remarks, and expressed his beliel that I meant him well, and that from what lie had learned of my character he had thought that 1 could feel for one in his situation. lie was seated on the font of the bed, near the table, on which was lying the volume I gave him yesterday. Perceiving me to cast niy eyes in that direction, he took up the book and observed, that "he had read portions of it, together with the tract, and had fieri ved great comfort from the perusal of both and the prayers. That he hadnotnoticed at first the part which I had marked, via : ' The guide for the penitent'? but that he had alterward read it, and found it applicable to himself," or something to this effect.? He then took up a bible, and observed that he had found, among portions of scripture which I had handed hiin yesterday on a slip of pa per, I had noted one which he had himself chosen as applicable to liis situation. I asked which it was. He said "the 15ih of M. Luke?the parable of the prodigal."? Availing inysell of a pause in his remarks, 1 observed that iny aim in leaving the book nnd tract, and in noting certain texts, was to minister to his great necessity, but I begged him " not to deceive himself." " Comfortable as such declarations of Ifoly v* ru are, hit?ncnanu aoununni a^urr mc i'muiii.h > ol (rod in liis own book, you must bear in mind that they are for the penitent alone. You have no risfht to lean upon them, or to appropriate them to your case, unless yours is a broken and contrite heart." He admitted the justice of what I said ; and this led the conversation to the nature of resentence, its constituent and essential parts?the grievous character of sin making so widen separation between God and man, that nothing hut the hlood of his beloved Son could suffice as an atonement?the ingratitude of sin and its cons- quences. I pressed upon him " the indispensable necessity, as one mark of true penitence, of the confession and bewailing of his sinfulness to Almighty God, with a full purpose of reparation and satisfaction, to the uttermost of hi* power, for all injuries and wrongs done by him to any other, and the necessity, likewise, of his being ready to forgive others who had offended him as he would have forgiveness at God's hand." The unhappy man was not attended at the course ol remark. I may be mistaken, but I would fain believe that the emotion he manifested wan the work of (tod's powerful grace, and that He who of his infinite goodness did accept the conversion o| W YO V YORK. TUESDAY MOJ a sinner on the cross, was opening upon liiin an eye of IllfrcV- And now 1 know not how to hm ivhal I followed. I proposed to him that we should unite in religious exercises. He eagerly assented. [And here he apologised that he had not asked nie on Monday to pray with him. I eaid in reply " that I had also to blame myself; that being an entire s ranger to him I did not know how far I might venture upon a first interview ; that 1 had deeply reproached mvself for the omission as soon as I left his cell on Monday." This explanation I gave the inuuest on my examination ] I then saidf to him, " before we pray, I feel it my duty as a minister of God. and a servant of his Church, to address to you words of monition, some of which perhaps you may think severe, but I conceive them suited to your situation, and hop* that God will accompany them with his blessin t ' lie rose from the foot of his bed, and. ik >ng a folded blanket from under his pillow, laid it on the floor by my chutr, knelt upon it, and buried h st ice in the coverlid. I commenced reading the ex'.oi tation to a " Criminal under sentence of death," and when I reached the second sentence: " You are shortly to suffer death in such n manner that others, warned by your example, may be more nfraid to offend ; and we pray God that you may m-tke such us? of your punishment in this world that your soul maybe saved in the world to come"?[1 would ask it as a favor of the reader to refer, whsn he comes to this, to the " Exhortation" in the " Office for the Visitation of Prisoners," in the Prayer Hook .]?his sobbings were audible and continued. From the exhortation. I proceeded at once to pray with him as " a malefactor after condemnation." He wept bitterly; repeated after me the petitions and expressions, and at the conclusion s.ud more than once, " Amen." When I rose from my knees he remained in the same position, with his face hidden, lorut least two minutes, murmuring, it seemed to me, broken supplications. I offered to leave him my Prayer Book, and o;iened it at the Office for the Visitation of Prisoners. He gladly accepted it, saying " that he was not acquainted with such prayers." 1 offered him also a prayer which 1 had written out lor him before 1 left home, and several scripture references. He thanked Hie for them, and when I reminded him of Ps. 50.15, and implored him to profit bv its advice there in his soliLarv cell ?" Call upon God in the day of trouble"?lie wrung my hand and begged me nor to think him ?o great a wretch as some did, or something to that effect. I told hiin I came not to judge him; I was hut a " sinner endeavoring to nt in inter to u wretched fellow sinner, and I prayed to God to bless the work to his soul's salvation " We parted. 1842 Nov. 16? IVednettiay.?At half past 10 o'clock this morning I went to the prison: and on entering was informed by one of the door-keepers that two ministers of another denomination were desirous of an interview with Colt. He asked if 1 had seen either of them, and seemed to wish my opinion as to the propriety of their admission to the cell. 1 said in repl v that 1 had not seen either of the gentlemen? that I came at Mr. Colt's request, and that it ' wast r hint to decide. 1 thought, whether others should he admitted. While an officer went to apprize him that I was there, another individual asked ifl had any apprehensions as to his committing suicide. I observed that such an apprehension had not crossed my mind since 1 had seen him, and that such 1 a result, in my judgment, in the prisoner's present frame, was not to be expected. I then passed into the cell. Air Colt extended to me his hand, and i saying to him " (?od be with vou, sir," I apologized for being somewhat behind the hour appointed. He replied that such apology was unnecessary, and as soon as I seated myself, took a letter from Iris table, >and asked me if 1 knew a clergyman named James. I replied, not personally, hut by reputation?that I believed he belonged to the Presbyterian denomination, and was of highly respectable character and standing. He said that he only wished to know inasmuch as Mr. .lames had written to him a very kind letter. I took occasion to mention to him. what I understood was the desire oi other clerical gentlemen to visit htm, and that it was of course a matter which lie must decide He said that he would rather decline the offer, for the reasons which he hud before assigned, and objected to individuals coming there to ascertain his views, and afterwards distorting them through the press or the pulpit, and examining htm on "doctrinal points." " Now doctrinal points"?I understood him to say, " have nothing to do with my case." Such a declaration startled m?, and I immediately said, " the fit?t principles and doctrines of Christ certainly bear on your case 1 There are cardinal, vital i doctrines, the glory and life of the Gospel, which, from what has passed between us I have been led to entertain the nope, would prove in this hour your stay. _ You must have found them summed up in the visitation office," taking up as I spoke the prayerbook, which I had left with him, and repeatIing as I did so the Apostles' creed?" here," said I, pointing to the creed in the morning service: "here is a summary of the essential doctrines of Chrtsk?u i... ~!i,?, ri..;.?;-n well us by the church of which I am a minister. A htriable and living faith in these we hold to be essential to salvation." He said very promptly, " Oh, I believe all these? I believe in Christ, and I don't see how any man can do otherwise." He then proceeded to say to this effect: that the "doctrinal points" to which he had referred wete certain views in reference to the sin of our first parents and predestination. He professed his belief that our first parents having fallen from God and corrupted themselves, all wlio descended from them must be corrupt?but his disbelief that our first parents' sin was our personal sin. Nor could he subscribe to the views entertained on the subject of predestination and reprobation, as held in the denomination in which he had been educated. Man was accountable for yielding to his corrupt propensities?for giving way to temptation ?but that the Son o' God had died for original and actual transgression, and that His atonement would avail the sinner who had faith, and applied it to his heart and conscience. The general tenor of his remarks at this point interested me much. lean only attempt an outline. He held that man was born with "religious instincts." He dwelt upon the case of the savage believing in the Great Spirit, and compared with him an individual living under the Gospol. The errors and mistakes of man tu religion proved him a religious being. I could coincide with much that he said on this latter topic, and when I referred in corroboration of his remarks to the heathen system of religion, their sacrifices, ?Jcc., I recollect his observation. " Yes, seeking for something n?t revealed to them,but to us?an atonement for sin." Mr. Colt asked me several direct questions as to human responsibilitv, and expressed it to be his full conviction that God wou'n ileal hereafter wiih every one according to his privileges, means, and opportunities ; that he was a ju?t God, and would do right.? Among other questions he said to me in words t? this effect:?** Why, now, take the case of a poor laborer, with a family of children growing up in want and without the means of instruction, and compare it with your situation, sir, and your children, and don't you suppose that God wiif make allowances l?r one which he will not for the other 1" After nunc further conversation on iliese topics, I turned if to a roint on which I was aware the community (VI', n* I ((id myself, p. deep interest, and where they had a right for information if it could bo obtained. The Episcopal Church, in the office for the " Visitation of Prisoners." requires her ministers, after an rsamin*tion of the individual concerning his faith Hnd r.-penfence, to exhort him to a parti cular confession of the siu for which he is condemned. I called Mr. Coil's attention to the rubric on this subject, nnd found that he wnsnwnre of its requirements. Reminding him then of the circumstances minor wnicn we lutu nmc met, nnu in<- cnaracier and results of our interviews, I appealed to him in the strongest and kindest terms ! whs master of, lor the manifestation on his part of farther confidence. He met the an|ieal ns it was meant. He solemnly declared that ne committed the act in sell defence. "I have said no," said he, "again and main," hut where is the use? They will not believe if, ihey will not believe it " His face was covered with his handkerchief, and he wept bitterly His manner and words affected me deeply. I asked him, after a pans*, several questions. Among others this. " will you carry this as your confession to the bar of God?" He assured me solemnly that he was prepared so to do, and not to die with a lie npoa his lips. I inquired of him, "Taking your own account then to be the truth, do you think God has dealt harshly with yoti, under present circumstances?" " No,'_ said ne, " God has not done it. Man has done it." I inquired of linn farther, " You declare that you acted in self-defence. Hull, must you not feel deep sorrow and distress for having hurried a fellow creature without a moment's preparation into the presence of his God, and brought such woe upon his family?" He assented with much emotion I told him I was constrained to believe he spoke the truth. 1 then prayed with hn^-offered him again, after concluding, a prayer which I had written out that morning, and several scripture references, such as 'he six penitential psalms, ttec. He thankfully accepted them. If ising to depart, I quoted Matthew xi, 28, (fee t an(| closed an infeiesting though pain RK H [INING, NOVEMBER 22. ful visit ci one hour and a half. I have omitted to mention that Mr. Colt complained of the courue taken by the pre,f>, especially the false and unwarrantable statements i,l unm* lit' the " nennv uauer.4.'' I gave him every assurance that 1 was not ihe author, or responsible lor one jot or little, and begged of him not to look at any newspaper. I look his Bible as I left the eel! and put it into his hands? " there," said 1, " my dear air, is Heaven's best

gift to one in your situation; read that, aud let lying oracles alone." Six o'clock P.M.?At the prisoner's request 1 was to renew my visit to-morrow morning. But upon reflection, and for the purpose of ascertaining his determination in relation to one |>oint in particular, 1 repaired at this hour to his cell. He seemed glad to see me, anil his attention was asked at once to the matter on nty mind. He was much atfected us soon as 1 touched upon it?the situation ol his child and its mother. Upon my expressing a hope thut he was ready to repair to the utmost of his power the wrong done, he said " Oh, certainly, it was his wish," and when I added, " perhaps you do not fully like ny meaning Are you ready to admit herto-the rights of a wife!" lie gave his ready assent, but added?" Perha|>s his relatives ought to be asked. He did not know what their feelings were," or words to this eflect. He then went on of his own accord to detail the circumstances under which the acquaintance was formed, spoke of with kindness, and whenever he referred to the child, manifested great emotion. He promised to men tion the matter to his friends as soon as he had an opportunity. 1 prayed with hint and bade him farewell. 1842. Thursday, Aon. 17.?When I readied the prison at abuut a quarter past 11 today, 1 was informed of rumor being in circulation that the Executive gad respited the prisoner until January. Thinking it very important to have ceitain information on this point before an interview with Mr.Colt, I called on Mr. Graham, who coincided with me in opinion, and kindly accompanied nieto the Sheriff's office. The result of an application for delay was made known to us, and 1 was requested to cominunicatu it to Mr. Colt, together with a request that he would fix the hour on the morrow. Before I reached his cell he had been informed by some friends, of the Governor's renewed refusal to interfere. He grasped my hand as I entered, and we were both too much overcome to say a word. 1 prayed at his tide for some time, both audibly und silently, mid he remained on his knees for some nunules alter 1 bail concluded. Ilia acknowledgments of Ins sinfulness and of his ho|>e that he would find mercy at his heavenly Father's hand, for his Savior's suke, came unprompted, and were humble and fervent. To coinlort him, I found rnyselt unequal to any thing more for awhile than simply to repeat God's own assurances to the penitent and believing, from the holy volume, and put up brief ejaculations that he would strengthen and support my brother sinner in this hour of his sore calamity, inexpressibly painful as this interview was, belore it closed I implored him and adjured him as well as 1 was uble, to tell nie once more whether he would stand by his ac knowledgements of yesterday touching the sad act for which he was to suffer, as the truth, the whole trt'th, and nothing but ihe truth. " O, yes?yes," was his reply. " Can you, my dear sir," I asked, " throw any more light upon, what passed 1 If so, confide in me. I will do what I can to have justice done to your memory." "No," said he, "1 have nothing more to add to what these letters contain," handing me at the Same time n printed cony, in an envelope, of a paper called " Extra Tattler, Oct. 23, 1842." When the sheriff and another gentleman (I believe Mr. Hart's brother) entered the cell to announce. as ii was their painful duty,his approaching end, " O, Mr. Hart, may God forgive you," 1 think was the exclamation of (he unfortunate man, as he threw himself upon hisface on his bed and wept. When asked at what hour, " Let it be," said he, " at the setting ol the sun." 1 did not remain very long alter they withdrew, as he had, as he said, leiters to write, and many I riends who would wish to see him, and must for a time be left alone. I recollect well before we separated how he took his handkerchief front his face, and looking up with streaming eyes to heaven, said, " O, 1 believe Goil ? I believe God will, (or the Savior, forgive me." Aft?r again praying with him, I bade him farewell, with a promise to return on Friday morning at nine o'clock, to he with him trum nine to ten, at his own request. Memorandum?Before I visited Mr. Colt this day, I rode over ai 9, to my friend the Rev. Dr. Smith, Rector of St. Peter's, and laid all my notes before him, and asked his advice, lie thought I ought to mention to the prisoner the apprehension on the inindsof same that he would commit suicide, which 1 did at thikH point of the conversation ; and told him solemnly if such an idea crossed his mind at any time, to dismiss it at once as the delusion of the adversary, as he valued his hopes of eternal salvation. He was much affected at the time, and disavowed expressly all such intention. Dr. Smith, so far as he could form an opinion from my "notes" and conversation, encouraged me in the course I was adopting. We discussed for sometime whether in what I supposed to be the prisoner's state of mind, it was expedient that 1 should mention to him the apprehension w hieh others entertained ol his destroying himself. After much conversation with my reverend and dear frieud we came to the conclusion that it was my duty so to do. Again, 1 do not remember to have stated in my examination why 1 threw all mention ol thin matter into the form of a memorandum and not into the "notes of interviews." On Thursday night, after consulting with one in whose judgment I could conhde, we eaine to the conclusion that incase the prisoner met hisdeaih according to the sentence of the law, and I should deem it my duty to lay before the public these "notes," as they were first written, it would be better, in order to spare the feelings of survivors, to avoid all mention of my having made to him this appeal. The statement which follows,the public will bear in mind, is founded upon afew nines in pencil taken hastily on Friday, which I read at my examination before the inquest, and upon my subsequent recollections of the events in the prison, where I remained from9 until 5 o'clock. 18th, Friiiwr?9 A. M When I reached the cell door, I stated to the officer on duty that as I was to be with the prisoner by his own appointment from 9 to 10, I begged that we might not be interrupted, to which he kindly consented. As I entered Mr. Colt advanced and received me in a manner so calm and kind as affected me deeply. 1 cannot describe it. The remains of his breakfast he hastened to remove, and as I stood opposite to him, before seating myself, he informed ine that Miss Ilenshaw would soon be present?of his wish to have the marriage ceremony performed?that he had no doubt she would consent?that his brother had gone to bring her to the prison, and would be there shortly. He sat down on the loot of his bed, and I drew a chair near to it. lie immediately linn led to me a small package containing us he said#500, and asked me to count it. I opened the package so as to see that it was a sum in gold arid notes, and without counting it, took it in charge, saying that I supposed it was correct. (The sum was subsequently counted in the presence of witnesses, and found to. be #'250 in American gold, and the remainder in notes of the city banks ) He then showed me a receipt drawn up by himself to the above effect, and finding upon examination of it that it referred to Miss Henshaw as his wedded wife, I advised him to defer the completing of tli s instrument until she had become so, and then have my signature attested by a competent witness. He acquiesced. (it was afterward signed l>y me and attested by Mr Payne ) i;Ho then went on to explain more fully his wishes, and the arrangements which he had made in the matter?rend a letter which he intended to give, as he said, "to Caroline,"?spoke of both mother and child with deep emotion, and said how anxious he was that the mother should lend a virtuous life.aud the child be duly educated. Here it wns, I recollect, lie gave his views with so much correctness, in my opinion, of the influence of the "associations of home," in training up children, that my feelings gave way. I expressed, as soon as 1 could, my thoughts at seeing him so dis|?osed?my readiness to omply with his wish in reference to the murriag'e, and my hope that this anxiety on his part to re|?ir in this matter wrong done was evidence of sincere repentencc. He at once, and so cordially, responded to my sentiments, that I was overpowered. 1 suggested the propriety of having the marriage over immediately, and at Ins request knocked at the cell door to ascertain if his brother had completed the arrangements. I understood him to say he had gone for Miss Hensliaw and witnesses. But we could not make ourselves heard inconsequence of the unlock ingot several cell doors. He observed that they were "feeding the prisoners," i. e. "giving them breakfast, and we must wait." A little circumstance at this time struck me its a proof of his cnlleetedness. He had touched his lace with his hand as he seated himself,and happening to look rat his hnnd he said?"J have somehow blackened my face." He examined himrelfwith a looking-glass, and either with his handkerchief, or a towel, removed the slain. Finding that we could notmake ourselves heard by knocking at the inner iron door. 1 took up lus Bible, as we resumed our seats, r.nn temarked that we could spend, I hoped, the time until they came, profitably, and inouired if there was any passage in particular ne wished to have read My object was to turn conversation at once [ERA] 1842. into the only proper channel He left the selection to inyseU. Hit' lhble, 1 found on opening it, was folded down at several places. One of the first 1 struck uiain the 15th of St. Luke. I dwelt for a time U|>on the first seven verses ?the joy in Heaven over a repenting sinner. 1 tried him again here; and 1 distinctly recollect, in the course of iny remarks, touching upon the situation of one in his terrible circumstances, having a con science clear from wilful blood-guiltiness,snd asking htni again (as I was sitting directly in front ol him) if it was not so with himself; his protestations were the same as they had been. Several passages of Scripture caught my eye in consequence of the pages being turned down, and led to brief comments, tust us my jeelings prompted. lean now recollect 2d Corinthians, 5th chapter, 1st and 2d verses?"For we know if the earthly house of this tabernacle he dissolved," iVc.?which led to his asking me some questions as !o the resurrection of tlie_ body, its identity, Arc , all of which points (the difficulties us to a resurrection) he up|?eared fully to accord with nie in sentiment could be solved and dissipated by simply recognizing the power of God- At the third verse, " If so he that being clothed upon we shall not he found naked," 1 now have it on my mind how 1 struggled to find words simple yet strong to show him how naked indeed is the sinner if he be not covered with the Son of God's righteousness, and all was as pointed to him by questions as I was able. The case of the blind man begging of Jesus by the wayside (Luke xviii, 85,) was also brought before this unfortunate man, and the only available plea for acceptance in such an hour?mercy through the Saviour?urged I cannot tell how often, nor can 1 tell the effect produced upon nie by his manner and his expressions at this interview. 1 here seemed to be a load lifted from oH me. If I mistake not, about 10, or a little before 1 knocked again at the door, at his request, or his brother entered to make some enquiry. My recollection here is not so clear. My nencil note, which I made some time afterward, is as follows: "His brother entering, arrangements ware made to bring C. H., and we left the cell together, Mr Colt wishing to he alone. T am to wait until his hrother returns." The time intervening until 12 o'clock was passed by me in the galleries adjacent to the prisoner's cell, and in a vacant cell which one of the keepers allowed me to occupy. There was a great anxiety manifested by many ' , i ,i... :,l?.l individuals uh nhuh its mc urst uucivicn uiurU, ?v learn from me the unhappy man's behavior ami state of mind, so far as T could judge; and 1 could not avoid expressing my humble hope and belief, to such as accosted nte, that he was prepared to submit to his sentence. About 12 o'clock, Mr. Colt's brother informed me thatullthe arrangements were made tor the marriage. I entered the cell again, and at once proceeded with the ceremony, several persons being present as witnesses. I dwell not upon the scene. When left with the parties I counselled, comforted and prayed with them. When I had concluded, he spoke to her with an intensity of feeling, respecting her future course of life and the welfare of the child. His request to be left alone with his wile was indeed to nte a great relief. I think it was about IP. M., when 1 was requested to Ask Mr. Samuel Colt if he Itad made arrangements to provide for the interment. _ He came at my request to the vacant cell, the third ftont his brother's, where I was sitting, and upon my putting to him the question he wus completely overcome, and exclaimed, " Oh, I did not think it would come to this"?showing me that until that moment he en tertatned a hope of his brother's reprieve. Finding that he had made no arrangements, qnd that he wished a place for temporary interment, to relieve him from his agony I felt no hesitation in offering the temporary use of a vault nt St. Mark's, end the services of the sexton. He referred nte to Mr. Selden, and after conferring with that gentleman, the necessary order was sent by tne to Mr. Disbrow. It was, if I recollect, sbout half past one, when the prisoner again usked to see me. As soon as I entered his cell and the door was olosprf, he advanced, and taking me by the arm, said, "Now let us pray " We knelt, and first he poured out, (as it seemed to me,) his soul in prayer. I recollect that his first words were, "Oh, my C,>d, I come to thee." He supplicated for his wife, child, friends and enemies. Hiaexpressions were without effort, fervent, and touching. 1 cannot say how long he prayed. In conclusion, lie implored Cod's blessing upon Hie, and all was asked through our Lord and Saviour. When he ended I prayed widi him, when and he rose from his knees, "1 have asked," he said, "for n. watch." I gave the signal at the door of the cell, and when it was opened, anil the watch handed to him, he asked to compare the time with the sheriff 's, and found ihat it wanted 20 minutes of 2 "Now," said he, "if any wish to bid me farewell let them come, as I wisli to be left alone?I wish to pray." As lliey werr entering, I took him by the hnnd and hoped that lie would meet the end with Christdin fortitude, and saying so. paused. "Yes," said he, and before I relinquished Itis hand, I begged of him to lean upon the Saviour for acceptance, and look to Him, the Lord Jehovah, for everlasting sletig'h. It was his request a* we parted, that I should come at I o'clock. The intervening moments were spent by me in the adjacent cell. About twenty minutes after 3 the sheriff came to me and ob enred to this cflect, that there would be but little light alter four, and us some preparations were to be made when the religious services were ended in the prisoner's cell, he asked my opinion about shortening the time stated. It was agreed between us that the sheriff should give the signal a few minutes after I had been in the cell. At four the sheriff called me. The public are informed already of what followed. The prisoner, instead of dying as the sentence of the law demanded,passed to his final account by laying violent hands on himself. I have nothing more to add, except to put up for my readers and myself, a prayer which is taught by the Church to which I belong, to her people, at the Advent season just opening;? "Almighty Cod ! (jive us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mora! life, in which thy J*on Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility, that in the last day, when He shall come again, in his glorious majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever?Amen " Henry A.ntuon, Rector of St. Mark's Church, N. Y. November 21, 1842. Common Council. Botno or Aldcrmkn?Monday evening, Nov. 21 ? Present, the President and a full Board. The minutei nf the lait meeting were read and approved. Communication from his honor tne Mayor read, returning with hi) objections, the resolution ordering the "fcounseFof the corporation to defend a suit inatituted by Mr. Norris, for an infringement of bis patent for tapping the Croton water pipes. Home considerable discussion here took place between Alderman Dawks anil Alderman Pi.fdv, in relation to the subject of the Mayor's communication. Alderman Pcnnv moved that this veto mesange be published in two paper* (one other beside* the American.) Alderman Joxks wanted the Standard added. The Plebeian was also name I. Alderman !*t;anv also named the Journal of Commerce. The question was first taken on the New York Standard. It was carried. Next on the New York American?carried. Then en the Courier & Enquirer and the New York Plebeian?lost. I'reteiitn/ioni of PtUliont?Communication from the Public School Society?read. It complained of si-vcrol of I the provisions of the School Law or 1S42. Referred to the I Committee on Arts, Sciences and Schools. Several pc. | titions were here presented for the rcmovnl of the dead. Leave was granted. Of the Committee of the Alms IIUU'D IUI JJ-iinrv lui ipuumuki^ <i --HI.V ? ..., theold one having been imrnt down?gi anted. Of the Third Congregational Chnrrh In Pth street, to erect somo pillars In front oftheir chnrch. Of butchers. fishermen, and others of Union Market, for the enforcement of the market laws in the. 11th ward. Laid on the table. Of the inhabitants of Houston street and vicinity lor putting that street, between Lewis street and the Ferry in a passablo condition,it haring been rendered impassible by the digging to lay pipes. Referred to the Croton Aqueduct Committee Rrpnrti of Cnmmillftt?Alderman Dtvirs oflered a resolution to appropriate. $l l(in to defray thn expense of introiiicing thn Croton water into the old Alms House. Adopted. Report of committee on the New York and Albany Rail Road. It waa a long and able report. Several resolutions were submitted by the committee favorable to the construction of the railroad, and were passed. They were ordered to be printed. Aid. Puanr desired that double the usual number of copies he printed, that the public might be universally informed on the subject. Thia was seconded by Aid. Davits. Car nru. Of the Finance Committee, one petition of G H. Winter, topurchaie a lot of land. They oik $ 1000 for the lot of ground on ldth itreet. Concurred in. Of the Committee on Finance, relative to a gore o( land on lit Avenue and 2d itreet. It wan recommended to lell It fhr $100 Concurred In. Of the Finance Committee, relative to the ?ale of a lot of land on the lontheait corner of Dunne it. and City Hall Place, to Martin Wateri, for $3,*0<). Con. curred In. Of Committee on Lampi and?Oaa, to light the lotith lido of Grand itreet with gii. Concurred in. Of ame committee, relative to lighting that part of Market itreet with gai, where maim are laid. Concurred In. Of me committee,againit lighting all itreeti with gal, where maim are laid. Aid. Wkit itnted that there are tome 00 itreeti where maim are now laid hy the Oai Company, hut whieh ara not lighted with gal; thit it would require aoma 1J00 new lamp j?oit?, a? an eapeme of $28 each?at a total coit of *>mr $80,000 He oppoied incurring jthii expenae. The Alderman of tne LD. Prlc? Two Cents. 17th, Lea, said there was very little difference in the expense between lighting with gas and lighting with oil. Some further discus-ion took place, in which Aid Ds?ies, IIhhs and others took part. The resolution wu against the general lighting, lie. It was stated that $61 viere saved on every oil lamp, and the best of sperm oil can he bought for 60 cents per gallon. Aid. West said that the committee had (ranted every petition that had been presented lor itgnting particular iirrcu ? uu gas, ana therefore he mulct see no necessity for going to the vast outlay ut this time. Tim question was on laying the resolution on the table. Carried Laid on thetabfe. Of came Committee, against lighting Spring street from Broadway to West street,and also Union Place, Washington Place, and Broadway aslar as Ninth street. This (iommittee ask to be discharged. Aid. Us:n sky, ot the 8th wurd, wanted a division of the question. He w as in tuvorof lighting one half of Spring street, as petitioned, and opposed discharging the committee until this was done. He stated that Spring street is now already lighted from Broadway to the Bowery, although no resolution could he found ordering the same. He claimed that Spring street is a greater thorouglilare than any other Irom Chambers street uptown The question was on accepting Spring street. Carried. Next on uccepting Washington Place. Carried. Next on accepting Broadway to Ninth street. Carried. As to Union square, the committee were discharged. The other streets and places nhovu named, are still w ith the committee. Heading of the report of the committee of the Board of Assistants, in lavor of increasing the pay of watchmen from $1 to $1.25 per night. An ordinunce to pay them $1,25 w as read?also to pay 25 cents per night since September last, in addition. The question was on laying these resolutions on the table and printing them. Cariird. Laid on the table and printed. Preamble and resolution from the Board of Assistants, to inquire into the origin of the fire at the Tombs on tho 18th inst. Concurred in. Aid. J on it moved to take up document No. 31 on the Meat Market Laws. It was carried. The document was rend. Tt appeared that tho report had not been signed by a majority of the committee, and was not therelore properly before the Board. Aid. Lkoxakd moved to refer the report back again to the committee. Thequestion, after much discussion, wm taken on receiving the repot t of the committee iu its present state. It was received. Tho document wus then taken up article par artieh. The first article was read, mid then there w as some (lis cussion. AM. West moved to lay the document on the table, to l>e. the special order of the next meeting. Carried. Tho v'oard then adjourned. Bo a ho or A??i?ta? r Alokiimen, Monday, Nov. 31,1643. ?Tho Board met at ft o'clock P.M., President Wm. Apams, Efi|. in the chair. Tho minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Petition of Joseph Strong (or permission to remove the remains of his duughter from the cemetery in 3d avenue to the one in Second street, was granted. Reports.?Of the Committee on Puldie Offices, tec. stating that accommodation* for the cleik of the Board of Education curinut tie provided in the City Hull or Alms House buildings, and recommending that tho committee ho authorised to ei quire info and report on the expediency of altering the hastment of Alms House buildings for public offices Adopted. Of Committee on Wharves, in favor of rebuilding pier No. 37, and repairing pier No. 36 East River. Concurred in. By the same, concurring with the Board oi Aldermen in the resolution to deepen slip at the loot of Delaucy street; also in favor of cleaning the slips on cither side o( said slip. Adopted. By the same, in favor of building a wharf at the foot of 6th street, East Uivpr. Adopted. Of the Committee on Arts and Sciences, in tavor of the application ol James Rogers to be appointed regulator of the public clocks. Referred to Committee on applications for otHce. By the same, in favor of concurring in the ordinance adopting Collon & Cawtiell's plan for r> moving the bodies of Jead animals from the street, with the addition of a section providing that the said firm accede to the ordinance by a special written agreement. Adopted. A communication from the Public School Society, was presented by the President, setting forth the <mt>ariaraments under which the new school law of April last, had placed them. They were restrained from expending any money except for the payment of teachers, leaving no provisions for the payment of the interest on their debts, and they would he compelled at once to close thirty of their scIiooIr or call on the parents ofthe pupils to furnish moans to purchase bonks and fuel; also leaving the mortgHges on their property liable to be foreclosed on the 1st ol February next, inconsequence of nonpayment of interest, and thus shutting up the schools entirely.?Referred to Committee on Arts, Sciences and Schools, und ordered printed. Ofthe Committee on to paving Childs It Carman fM3), for damage done to National Hall by a mob at a former election.?Adopted. By the same -in favor of applying to the Legislature. for an amendment to the Revised Statutes,so us to rtquiro the Clotks oltlie Courts of this city, to pay all fines, fcc., collected by them, directly Into the City Treasury, instead of to the Sheriff, as they now do.? Adopted. By the same?in lavoi of pay itig George Ilvatt $00, for damage done to his carriagp and hors. s, by lulling into an open tiench in Broome street.?Concurred in. Report by Mr. Pkttio**w, from ? special committee, against continuing to use the present Potto's IBM ?* a place of burial, and recommending the appointment of committee to select a site for a new one ? Adopted, and oirsarx. i viugn'w, aiivuvu hiiu 9tvi?, ?|ijivjiitca autu committee. Mr. Watfrmais, of the Ninlh ward, prevented a preamble, setting forth the extraordinary excitement in the public mind, in rrgard to the occurrences, last Friday , nt the Tombs, and the remarkable coincidence of the cupola on that buiding bursting forth in tinmes at the very moment John C. Colt was to have been brought forth ior execution, implying a great neglect ot duty, at least on the narl of aome o> our officers, and concluding with a resolution di reeling the Police Committee* of both boards to iully investigate the cause of the burning of the cupola, and report the lame to thn Common Council. Mr. did not think the Police Committee the proper one lor the matter to go before ; he thought it should he placed in the handi of the Fire and Water Committee, as the liell-ringers were under their immediate direction, and it wai clear that if the hell-ringer at the Tombihad attended to hi* duty, there would have been no fire. Mr. Whtfrssax rejoined that ail this might lie perfectly clear to the gentlemen residing in the vicinity of the Tomh?;but there were many people in the tipper wardi who were not to eaily satisfied, and many of them believed that John C. Colt, instead of having escaped this life, had merely escaped the country, and that the rematkahle coincidence of the fire at the cupola at the moment he was to have been led forth to execution, was believed by some to he the management of some one of the Police to enable him to escape, and, therefore, the matter should go to a committee conversant with the movements of that department. The resolution was then unanimously adopted. A Jietition was presented by Mr. Pv rTiorr.w Irom the cartmen, laboreis, fcc., on the public works in the 6th avenue, complaining that their wages were in arrears for several weeks, and that thn contractor Munsen had absconded, and praying the Common Council for reliefReferred to a committee consisting of Messrs. Pettigrew, W. Dodge and Mead. Mr. W. Donor offered a retolution deprecating the conduct of the contractor, anr, instructing the officers of the Corporation' in (utnre eontracts, to provide for the payment of his hire to the laborer, which was adopted. Paprrt from the other Hoard.?Ordinance prohibiting any sexton to Inter a body in any burial ground of this city without a certificate Irom a physician, ortbecorotier, tinder a penalty of f-JftO, and affixing the like penalty on any person conveying a laxly out of the city for burial without a certificate. Concurred in. In favor of removing mud from Fulton slip, F.ast River. Concurred in. In favor of expending f400 to put up and paint a tucket fence around the Market square at Harlem, and to fill up and gradethn same. Concurred In. In lavorof discontinuing the paj mint 01 premium* ior removing: dead animals from the street* ?Concurred in. Resolution directing all officer* of the corporation en truali-d with collecting or expending public money*, to exhibit their hook* and voucher* to any member of the Common Council who may require it. t oncurred in. In favor of working a road through IA6th itreet, and building a wharf. Referred. In favor of paying John Anthon, Eiq , $960 a* coutnal fee* for defending the suit of Sturtevant t?. the Corporation. In favor of permitting Alexander T. Wat*on, Rov. Dr. Schroedcr, Ralph Mead and Joaeph Strong to remove the liodie* of their relative* from eertain burial placet. Concurred in. In favorof ?e]ling lot on the *outhea*t rorner of Dnanv treet and City Ilall Tlaee, to Martin Water* for $4,600.? Concurred in. In favor of appropriating $1,470 <W to defray theexnenie of introducing the Croton water Into the Alma Hounu huitdinga. Concurred In. Empowering the Superintendent of Street* to place the certificate* lor manure nobl, into the hand* of aomnjuitico for collection. Ccmrurred in. In favor of oppropriating $9000 to rebuild the bakehouse at Bellerue, destroyed by Are. Concurred in. Commnnicatien from Jacob Acker, late ?herifT, stating that he ha* already rendered an account of all line*. Sir, collected by him while in office, and that ho 'fill hold* an unsettled claim agatnat the corporation. Referred to Flnance ('nmmittnn and Comntrollt-r. In favor of alio win* Samuel B. Rofftclo" to tf mporarilv fancfl in a portion or the puMic ground in front of hi* pn-miaett on the 4th Avenue, for a courtyard. Concurred in. ^AiliournejHit^tomlay^JJecemher^Jth^i^VJodj^IVM. " pitANlTlS'S |'A I'F.M I.IPK BOAT" I,a i.-. i, te.-.-.i " the patt four ve?n in arVPAl.aaariog, and by ni^r.mmt W follow* ?Manned and thrown front the deck ot aateambnnt While under way : dropped endwiM from r ern of a 71 5 leaded to the gtnwale wiih iron and ?tone?, (he bn.loin atove in ; turned by /oree upaide down and reaming the efforta of IJ men to keep hrr ?o : umrt by her |.'*aery, r? ind r?c?ir ag the in again itiaidr ?nd freeing licraell from water i bottom atom in bylaitrfinr on a rooky <hore and then rowed out to tea; landing in a ?nrf. when all mher boata awamped ; taking crew and paaaengera from a wreck in a atom at ira. with the how atore ill and plnga not ; b arding a wreck wirli the ho-: en b'O ken open : tearing aainking wreek full of paaaengera, with the era brealnng from end to end : making way icrora a ronl rer f 10 a wreck and bringing off M pnnengrr*. learuigfhe ordinary boa ?awamped ; thrown from the deck of a ahip rndwiae and wring I? peraona ; aide a and bowa broken through and bottom afore In ?nd rowed in deep water, Ac. and dually blown up by tauhmaritie eiplnaiou, and then again manned and ruwed aa ifore. JOSEPH FRANCIS. Offica No. 7 Wall at , at Adatua k Co.S ICipreaa Office el Imr

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