Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 16, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 16, 1846 Page 1
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TH] Vol. JU1. Ru.ll7M.Wtaul? R?.41!il. The Richmond Tragedy. THE- INTERCEPTED CORRESPONDENCE. [From tli# Richmond Ktunderd, anj Republican, Oct 13.] Trial of Wm. H. My era. Samuel 8. Myers and William 8. Burr, for the Murder of Dudley Marvin Iioyt. Matoh'i Coi'HT, Oct 1Q, and 13, 1*46?At 11 o'clock on the 12th, the Mayor took hia seat, and the accused, who were already under recognizance, appeared with their ooudmI a few miuutos afterward* The Mayor sent for Mr. Joaeph Mayo, the cemmonwealth's attorney for the city of Richmond, and requestad hi* preaenre during the examination, that he might hare tha benefit of hi* assistance if he should require it. Mr. Mayo said ho was engaged in another court, and that it would be one o'clock before he could getjolf, and aaked if the examination could not be delayed until that hour. After some hesitation the Mayor resolved to proceed, and aend for Mr. Mayo, if anv question should arise on which he should need hi* assistance. The examination was then entered into. Dr. K II Camsuchakl was sworn. Here Mr. R. G. Scott, one of the counsel for the ac- j cuaed. arose and said, he had intended to ask tha court to ! request the gentlemen of the press, whom be saw before him, to suppress the parts statements that were given in at this stage of an investigation of this sort, that the minds of tho public might remain uncontaminatad, and the fountainaof justice might not be poisonod at their source ; but it was now too latr?'.lie press of this oity was already teeming with reports of the evidence taken on Saturday before the Coroner, which the press, he would say, in hot and indecent haste to pander to the morbid appetite of the community, had published, greatly to the prejudice of his clients. They had suffered wrong and most cruel injustice in this one sided statement that had been thus given to the public. In one paper he read a document (alluding to the Ceroners charge) the most monstrous that had ever fallen under his eye ; most gross and indecent in its character, neither true in mars Is nor in law. Before these publications were made he had intended to ask the court to make to the press the reouest that he had already alluded to, which ha had no aoubt would have been wuhmi. #d; bat that now it was to late. Hi* unfortunate client* asked for no reetraint* now; they only desired from the preaa the poor boon, that every thing that tranapired today might be fully and fairly reported. Dr. Cabmirhabl then proceeded with hia evidence aubatantiallv m given on Saturday, before the Coroner. Was called on to see Hoyt on the morning of the 23th; found him severely wounded in the head; told him he could not live; ha exhibited great compoaure; related to me the circumstance*; eaid Burr rapped at hia door, told him to come in; Burr handed him a paper to sign; while he waa reading it Col. 8. S. Myera and W. R. Myers entered. and Col 8. 8. Myera required him to aign it immediately: declined doing it. and then Wm R. Myera came forward and ahot him. On Wednesday before he died, waa requeated to aak him to relate the circumatance* again; did *o, aubatantially the aamo; he waa perfectly in his senses, and entirely competent to give evidenoe; there can be no doubt but that the 'Wound id hia head waa the cauae of hia death. Croii-txtnaintd?In answer to question from Mr. Lyons. Know* nothing about.' this attai-, except what Hoyt told me; H. anid he waa resting on hia elbow,, reading the paper presented by Burr, when the Messra. Myera came rorwHrd; he did not tell me et what time he got out of bed; I did not see the paper; both conrertations, that on Monday, and that on Wednesday last, ware very abort and hurried; I held the last on Wedneaday at the request of the Mayor, simply to see whether he continued to repeat hie first account, and he did so exactly. Dr. Mills sworn.?Called by Or. Caraaichael to naaiat in the operation to be performed on Mr. Hoyt; went in and asked him how ha did; said pretty well, except that they had been giving him some blue bills; re merited that he had never-seen a man exhibit so much fortitude; he replied that the reaaon of it was that he waa sustained by a good conscience. Crosteraminri?Did not make post-mortem examination; waa present at conversation neld by Dr. C. with Hoyt on Wedneaday last, and heard him tell Dr. C. what he nadiust related; at that time Hoyt spoke but little, and aeldom, except to reply almost categorioally to question*pui to mm; ne never put any paper* relating to this matter into my hand*, nor did 1 encourage him to talk ahoAt H; when he spoke to me of hi* innocence he did not tay of what, but only in general term*, that he waa innocent Dr. Cabmichaci. wh callod. and In reply to a question from Mr Lyom?Hoy t only said to me he was innocent of the crime; he did not say what crime; Dr. C. began to relate what he-said of Mr. Boydan's innocence, but was stopped by the court a* being irrelevant to the case. Mr. Evans was sworn?Repented hi* testimony of Seturdav, and again read the affidavit signed by Hoyt, which we published yesterday. Crtii'fxamined?In drawing up the paper, I put down the words as Hoyt used them, even te tautology. At the end of each sentence I would ask him if it were correct, and make such alters tie as es he dli?ese?l; did not con-, verse with Hoyt on this subject afterwards, but went again to take his affidavit upon the subject of Mr Beydea*a innocence of any participation in the matter; heard him aay en that oceasfo n, " Well, Boyden. this presents something the appearance of a butcher's block;" was toldhy Mr. Tyler, who came for me. that he was sent either by Mr. Hoyt, or Dr. Charmichael, I don't know which Dr. Carmiciiakl was called and asked by Mr. Lyons if he knew how Mr. Evans came to be sent for. Replied ?1 was in an adjoining room to the patient, when Mr. Boyden asked me if it was not customary to take the affidavit of a dying man under such circumstances I I thanked him for reminding me of this omission of a part of my professional doty; I went back and asked Mr. H if he de*ired to make an affidavit; ho said he did, and I then got Mr. Tyler to go for Mr. Evans, at the nearest magistrate. Rev. James D. Hoot was sworn?Understood on Wed DMiy last that Air. Hoyt wai (lying; went to aee him in my ministerial capacity; when I went in, said he wan much obliged to me for coming; I told him I hoped he wu making uie of the time that wu left him to make his peace with God; he said, 1 have already heen trying te do so; I then apent the time in quoting inch passages of Scripture as I thought applicable to his case, and in praying with him; he seemed perfectly calm and collected, und entirely in his senses. Oblaispo PcnaaM sworn ?Deposed as on Saturday. Lives in store next to Hoyt; I saw the Myers go up the street; heard three pistol shots, as 1 supposed in Iloyt's room ; did not go in -. in four or five minutes afterwards saw them pass down the street; had heard rumors about Hoyt and Mrs. Myers, two or three days before for the first time, bat had seen nothing to warrant sao in sup posing them to be true. Jon is A. Hawks sworn.?Lives two doors below Hoyt's; saw the two Myers go into Hoyt's office; did mot see thorn when they came out, but saw them a few minutes afterwards, with another gentleman, return and get in a hack standing in the alloy in the rear of the Exchange ; hoard the rumors about Mrs. Myers and Mr,Hoyt, two or three day* before, but know nothing of my ewn knowledge about them. Heard several persons talking about them on the pavement before the Exchange ? [This gentleman stood a very close, almost a browbeating, examination without flinching, although ha was evidently a little agitated.] ~Bu??isr Pkisolbtov sworn [Just then, it being one o'clock, the Commonwealth's Attorney appeared in court and took hia seat by tha sido of the counsel for the accused.] Mr. rii*DL?Ton went on to give in hii testimony exactly aa he delivered it on Saturday Croat-examined?I hare been living with Mr. Hoyt three yeera from laat May ; I heard re porta which connected the name of Mr. Hoyt with that of Mr*. Myera for aeveral day* before llnyt waa ahot. [Mr. Maro here naked if rumor* had been previously received in evidence. The Mayor atated that they had ; that it waa hia cuatom, whilat sitting aa a committing magiatrate, to raceive all the evidence that waa offered, that he might know what witneaaea ought to be recognized to appear before a higher tribunal. Of courae he took care to diacard all that waa illegal in making op hia opinion of the propriety of diaeharging or aending on the piriaonera. The examination then proceeded.] Mr. P?i*di.etow continued?Mr. Hoy tasked me two or three daya before he waa ahot if I bad heard any report* about him and Mr*. Myera; I aaid I had; he naked me to notice who talked about them hereafter, and to let him kiow, aa he wanted to put a atop to them; 1 told him I would: there waa not much intimacy betwawn ma and Mr. Hoyt; thia wa* the Aral time he ever aralfe to me of Mr*. Myera; after thia converaation, I did take notice, aad never heard any one apeak of the report*; the subject waa never mentioned between ua again until after he waa ahot; I do not recollect who it wa* that I heard apeak of there minora; cant remember. [Afterward* questioned again by Mr. Scott, be aaid:] 1 think I remamber bow hearing Mr. Puoro apeak of them, aluo Mr. Wa. Biggar; Mr. Hoyt did not a-k me to tell him who I had heard miking about it, only to inlonn him if I heard anybody talking about it again; I therefore did nothtell him who I bad heard talking about it fin antwer to queitiona by Mr. Lyona:] 1 had aean Mr. H. and Mra. Myar* in converaation at ner carriage door, ea it etood in the itreet; I recollect only once on which thia happened; I waa standing to our door when the carriage drove np opposite Mr. Craatx** door (where Mr*. Myers dealt): Mr. Hoyt waa in the office, but whether be wu behind or in front of the ecreen that aita before the door, 1 cannot nay; I never then nor at any tuna cava nun, either by word or signal, not ice of Mra. My era' approach: on thia occaaion ha aaaaa out and paaaad me aa I stood in the door, and went to tha door of tha carriage and talked to Mra. My era; I do not know bow he knew the carriage waa there; K'tapa ha heard it when it drove up; do not remember 1 over aaw him go out to tha carriage before ;thia happened more than a week, probably mote than a fortnight before ha waa shot; I can't tali what impressed it pet ticularly on my mind; had never heard of any rutnora when i aaw Mr H- at tha carriaga door. [Mr Mayo here roea and aaid that ha declined to a*k tha witneaa any queationa about rumora that ha haard, leat ha should appear t? commit hiaaelf to a rout so of examination that he did not approve. At another stage of thia proceeding, if it arrived there, he ahouhl certainly resist it Mr. Lyons replied with great warmth, that tney had a legal right to inquire into the nature and character of these rumor* ; that In this way they had already elicited the fact that the wife of his unfortunate client had become so Male that har name waa in (he month of every negro on the street, and that the very counter boys weie agitated and excited by the horrid tale Was it to ba expected that the w ronged husband alone should be be cool and calm under snch circumstance* lie (Mr. Lyons) spoke warmly, because he waa himself e husband and a father, and he could not but ay mpatbiio with those who had been so foully wronged in these delicate re lotions. Mr. Mayo expressed his surprise that Mr. L. should exhibit so much excitement upon so simple a proposition. Ha hopad ha estimated as highly aa any man what belonged to a husband and a father. He stood , E NE NEW there in moct peculiar circuniftanrea. with a ileiire to wrong no one. but with a ileiire to tee the Intra ol the land justly and fairly administered. Hit only object in rising before was to explain the singular poaitiou in wb icn he found hitnsclf, by the request of the Court, and to intimate that he mutt net be conaidered at con tenting to the legality of all the evidence that had been given in hare to day. He wishod to avoid all excitement, and he trusted that, under all circumstances, Ood would give him patience to discharge hit duties as a public officer should do 1 Mr. VV. V i'aoi . ii war then civ>.rn ? V??tia<..t n? on Saturday. Wti riding dowu the street early on Monday morning , saw JWm. R Myers. Col. Myers, and Burr, come out of lloyt's office nnl get into a hack at the lower cornerol the kxchange tavern The Rev. Wii Norwood, rector of St. Paul's Chnrch, was then sworn.?I was with Mr. Hoyt repeatedly in his^last days ; did not go to learn anything of this sflMr ; visited him only to admjnisterto him the offices of our religion ; 1 sought only to call him to repentance; he volunteered some remarks coucorningthis a flair. l-astSaturday week he spoke as if he had strong hopes of recovery, although he was aware that he was in great danger; for I told him that the doctor said so; he seemed already aware of it; he stated to me thst the circumstances oc- j curred on the morning of the 'lath, exactly as they have j been detailed to yon; 1 understood him that when the I attack was made, lie sprung up from the bed and retreated to the other side ot the room, where he thought he received the wounds; when I ]?u>ed in my remarks to him upon the subject of religion, he frequently aasureil me of his innocence of any criminal connection with Mrs. Myers; he said with great feeling, that theirconduct had been very imprudent, and the tears rolled down his checks as he said so; but that I might rely upon it, whatever appeared to the contrary, that he was innocent of any criminal connection; I told him that this flirtation ?I did not like to call it by a harsher name?was very wrong; that 1 hoped he harbored no feeling of revenge against the husband, for the appearances at least were enough to drive any man to madness; ho confessed that the appearances were sufficient to justify Mr. Myers, and declared if ho got well he should not seek to revenge himself upon him; he ropeatedly asserted that he was innocent; he was certainly no atheist; in the last conversation I had with him, he said he was looking to <iod, and tn Ik. ..f L:. D-.l 1 ,L. ? a! I ...v 1MUICU1CI iur kW Hif WIUU ui his soul; he said that he had been brought up to respect religion, and to go to church; that he had neglected it too long, and that he regretted thia affair because it might have the effect of preventing him from doing so. W. H.Anderson eworn?Testimony unimportant?Saw Wm. R. Myers get into hack at the Kxchange corner,and direct driver to go up Main street as last as he could; didnt tee any body with him. TiiostrsoN Tvi.kr sworn?Stated us before the Coronar. Crott-examined.?I live at the Kxchange. as assistant manager ; I have seen Mrs. Myers about the hotel frequently ; not oltener, though, than other ladies ; on one occasion 1 recollect seeing Mr. H. and Mrs. Myers in the parlor together ; Mr. William Myers came to the bar about Are minutes afterwards, and then proceeded towards the parlor ; I do not know when or how Mr. Hoyt got into the parlor, or when he went out; 1 saw him setting there as I happened to pass by the door ; this was the only time I ever remember to have seen them together in the house ; the weathor was warm, and the windows aud doors were all open, so that the room was perfectly public ; 1 never said that I had seen them tofether under suspicious circumstances ;.am sure of it ; never told Mr Poitiaux Robinson that I had seen things that excited my suspicions ; he said to me something about a book that Mr. H. had given Mrs. Myers in church, that had excited talk ; I aaid it was very remarkable that it should, but I am very sure I never told him of any thing that I knew to excite suspicion ; I do not know ef their ever having had the use of No. 18 ; think I should have known it it they had ; I never said, as well as 1 remember, that Mrs. Myers' coming to the hotel without asking for ladies, had excited my suspicions; I never mentioned the subject to Mr Boyden, nor ho to me ; I have no knowledge of their ever being in any other room together except the parlor, and that on the occasion I have mentioned ; the parlor was always open, and seldom empty ; I never told Mr. P. Robinson that it was strange that Mr. Hoyt and Mrs. Myers should remain in the parlor togother from elovon to one, nor any thing of the sort. Asked, are you sure nothing passed between you snd Mr. Robinson on this subject 7 fie paused and aaid, perhapa there m<ght have been, but don't recollect any thing but that about the book. Didn't you say any thing to him about their being in the parlor 7 Ans. He said to me something abeut their being there, hut 1 told him that Mr. Myera waa there alro. No 10 is the ladies' reception room ; No. 18 is called the club room, and is on the opposite aide of the passagd ; it ia one of the moat public rooms in the house : has four windows opening upon the piazza, where the gentlemen generally sit to smoke segars. [Upon bein; questioned more particu ....J,.uu,j inv Wiuuow* IU 1M0. Iff are furnished Willi blind! which open on the innne ; persons in this room, by shutting ihe door and closing tho blinds, would bo perfectly private ; I do not know when the conversation with Mr. Robinson occurred, except that 1 remember it was during hot woather. [Hit examination being finished, Mr. Tyler asked leave to quitthe Court for an hour ortwo. The counsel for the defenceJ|p4 they had no objection to his doing so, but advisi dTim not, on hit own account, as they felt bound to apprise him that his evidence would be directly impeaclied.l Mr. J. D. W. Caldck swore?Visited Mr. Hovt on/ly on the morning of the Hth: directed by him to look for the paner he was required to sign; found it on the bed: desired by Mr. Hoyt to preserve it; did so; it was out of my possession only once, when Mr. Wm. M. Robinson of Pe'eraburg borrowed it; when I asked for it iound it m possession of Mr Tyler; kept it afterwards, until it was delivered up at iho Coroner's inquest. The Mayor handed Mr Calder the paper wo copied yesterday, and asked him if that was the one to which he referred; ha said that it certainly was, and that he identified it by the general appearance, and a spot of blood that rested upon it ] In answer to an enquiry from Mr. Lyoni, Mr. Calder said. Hoyt told me that Ourr presented the paper; he declined signing it, and Bnrr then withdrew, as Mr. Myers camo forward and made the attack. Piixcii Scmrra, aworn?I taw on the morning of the 28th, Wm 8. Burr and CoL My on, going from about the itep of Hoy t'a door down toward* the lower corner of the Kxchauge. 1 did not notice the third man. Fredkrick Boyprn, the keeper of the Exchange Hotel. wan then iworn?I know nothing about thii mutter, except what Mr. Hoyt told me; 1 wan present when Mr. Evans took hi) affidavit, don't recollect speaking to him afterward* upon the subject Crou-examined.?I am not aware of any interview! between Mr. Iloyt, and Mr*. Myeri, in my house. I wa* at Old Point Comfort thi* summer, about the 1st of August ; when 1 returned, a gentleman staying in my house, Mr Mosby, Udd mo that he had seen Mr. 11. and Mrs. Myers come out of No. 18; he asltfd a servant who the lady was, and he said that it was Mra. Myers. 1 paid no attention to It, for I did not believe it, especially as it depended on the statement of a negro. 1 wa* not very intimate with Mr. Hoyt, nor do 1 believe any one here was ?he montioned his matters relating to his business or his private affairs to no one ; certainly not to me I did one day recoive a note from a servant in the presence o! a dozen persona, in which I was simply asked to hand the enclosed to Mr. Hoyt; I did so, and detained ths servant until Mr. H told me there was no answer. I always do this, to prevent the necessity of sendingmiy own servants away with an answer I did not even notice the servant, nor do I now know who he was. Home days afterwards Mr. Hoyt and myself weie going to Petersburg to the races ; he said to me before starting. " there is a note for me enclosed in one for you in the possession of Miss Burr, of this city. I wish you would send for it, and let me have it." I wrote to Miss Bmr for it?here a note waa produced, which Mr. Boyden admitted to be tbo one he alluded to. It reads as follows " I understand that Miss Burr has a note for me, which I am anxious to get before 1 leave town, as it may require my attention belore I leave. You will confer a favor by sending it by the bearer, and oblige, Y oura, respect fu 11 v, FRED'K BOYDEN. KscH*Nnc,23d Sept., 1846." [We are requested to state that the note left with Miss Burr was handed to her by Mrs. Myers, with the assurance that it contained notes which she wished Mr. Boyden to have changed into gold for her J Mi. Bovdsn continued ?I said to Mr. H., as the note is tor you. you can take it when the servant comes, and I thought no more about it uatil tire next day, when I asked Mr. Hoyt if he bad received it, to which he replied that he had I never saw Mia. Myers in any room in my nonse, except tue parlor, aitnough Mr. anU Mr*. Myers hoarded at tne Kxchaoge Tor icveral dayi together. Mr. Robinson never told tne that tbey had improper meetings, that I remember, but I have heard 10 much that I hardly recollect. 1 have no recollection of any body'a telling me of luiplciom meeting! of theie parties. except what Mr. Moaby told me, aa already related. [Aiked how the warrant came to be U>ned at hii request,] aaid, It wan a mistake; Mr Wicker, the coroner, nought me and enquired what I knew about tho matter, and upon my telling him, issued bis warrant without my having an> tiling to do with it. .1 did not tell Mr. Kobinson that Mr*. Hoyden had refused to be introduced to Mrs. Myers on account of whet had occurred between her and Mr. Iloyt; do not know that the request was ever made?(questioned closely]?I believe there was something of the kind, hut really I have beard ao much that I do not know exactly what did occur [Thia closed the testimony for the commonwealth.? The defence then celled Major Pollard, the father of Mrs. Myers. Alter he waa aworn, Mr. Scott handed him a letter, and aaked him if he knew any thing about it. He said that it waa a letter addressed to Mrs. Myers whilst she was at his house in June, which he had taken out of the pott office about the '23d of June ] Here Mr. Mayo roae, and asked for what purpose ia that letter offered here J The prisoners are charged jmmmitiinrr a kAw?i*blm ?s>U _ ' " ?n - committing magistrate ia nut to distinguish between tbe degrees o( homicide; and, therefore, testimony which doaa not go to diaprore the act altogether, or at leaat to ahow that it wta a justifiable homicide, ia irrelevant at thia aUge of the proceeding. Kveu if thia lottar waia fit evidence in mitigation of the olfeoce, it would be without the pale of your honor'a notice, but the law daclnrea that if the blood haa time to cool between the provocation and the offence, the provocation aiiail not be even pleaded in extenuation. But thia utfenco wat committe<l on the , 28th of September, and thia letter ia dated tho Itfth of i Juno?how, then, can it be relevant to thia cause I Mr. I.vons roae to reply. Ihe Mayor interrup'ed him to aay that he had determined to receive all the evi- | dance tnat might lie offered, reserving to himaelf the | privilege of regarding only what he considered lefeal, m making up hia opinion. Mr. Mayo yielded to the deciaion of the court; but Mr. Lyona, nevertheless, proceeded with a splendid burst of eloquence that clectuAed the audience, and ao enwrapped our attention, as to make us forget our notes. It ie impossible that we can do him , justice. Ho claimed the right to introduce testimony to show the nature of the provocation hia client had received. In tho nam* of humanity, in the name of common justice, ia tho BUM of tho low itoetf, ho denied thai wfYO YOR^ FRIDAY MORN there waaj#^ principle in the book* that would debar him from 1I||( privilege What, wa* ho to measure time by grams. Utd tay when a man'i blood woulJ cool under suclat wrong at tbil ' He would not go to the hooks to t'i?d thif out. but he would appeal to every husband i>i tkat assembly, to suy how long a man must bear an indignity of this kind to get to used to it, that he wffcid reflect calmly and coolly upon the act which mba him, at one*, of wife, home" honor, and reputation. He claimed the right to introduce evidence to disprove tome of the dying statement* of llugt, and thereby discredit the whole of them ; vpou which lion* the Commonwealth could Uopu to roat thi* uro'i-cution Throw out thi* evidence, and who could tay tliat when these parties weat to Hoyt's room, it wa* not ftr amicable adjustment I Who can say how the affray caaemenced ' Thi* deed, if done at all by hi* clienta. may have been done in the heat of blood upon sudden provocation, or it may have been done in self de fence. Therefore, wa* it moat important that they should be allowed to introduce evidence to show that lloyt was unworthy of hoUore, and by this letter, and this testimony, he expected to prove thi* fact He expected to prove that notwithstanding thi* man'* *olemn protestations of his innocenoo, under all the solemnity of religious rite*, that, regardless alike of the right* of the parent or the husband, he had followed thi* woman into the sacred sanctuary ot her father'* house, and sought to dehauch her, morally at leaat. in that sacred atrium That when appealed to by that father to spare hi* child, to spare the honor of his house, he promised to desist from his unhallowed purposes, and before th end of another day, before the lie had died upon his lips, the relentless seducer was at hi* foul work again. He felt warmly , no man who was a husband siul a father could fed otherwise, but a-ide of all feeling, he solemnly believed that the law did not deny him the privilege that he clalgaed. Mr Scott also addressed the Court in a very eloquent manner on the tame side, snd Mr. Msyo replied. He said that he waa anrpriseil at the excitement ol hit friend, but that the ctN In which he waa engaged was such an one that no moneould be embarked in it without feeling deeply ; God knows be felt it himself as deeply as any man ; but he wgrtedthis and every other case in which be wan engaged, to bo decided by law rather than feeling ; when be desired to exclude illegal evidence, he did so because be considered the safety of the citizens only to be secured by a strict administration of the laws of the land ; lie disputed many of the principles laid down by his friends on the other side, but he did not dispute their right to use this paper for aome of the purposes indicated, ami if they had only explained themselves when be first asked what use they intended to make of the letter, although not ulsogether formal, he would not have objected to its being ; <*ad. Major Poi-labd now proceeded with his testimonyhe said, Mr. and MM. Myers came to see me at my house in Nelson in June last; my wife informed me that she had detected Mrs. Myers in writing a letter to Mr. Hoyt. in the city of Richmond ; we agreed that it was better to let this letter go and intercept the answer ; I attended the otllce myself for that purpose, and took a letter out directed to Mrs. Myers, after she and hyr husbamTnad f;one to visit some of her relations in Nelson ; I opened t and found it ot a moot improper character for any gentleman to write to a Married lady ; 1 went down immediately to Richmond?that is, I got the letter ebout the 23d. and arrived in Richmond ou the 24th ; I brought this letter, thoono now exhibited in court, along with ine; I found Mr Hoyt late in the evening: I said to him, this is Mr. Hoyt, I believe; I wish to have tome private conversation with yon, sir; he asked me to his room; I went; I said, sir,.I am the father of Mrs Myers; I have intercepted such a letter from you to her as no fgentleman would write to a married lady; he said what etterf I know of no letter;1! produced it; he said, well, sir, you see that thatlettorla is answer to one that I received; I answered, yes sir, that is plain enough; he then said he looked on Mrs. Myera as a sister; that ha would sacriflco his life to serve her, and promised me that their correspondence should'be discontinued; I told him that nothing hut u desire on dt pi*t to keep the matter quiet, for the sa'te of my family, induced me to deal thus lightly with him, but that he must stop all communication wiin Mrs Myers, nod that heroafter he mutt not recognise her when he met her; thin I repeated two or three time*, and he repeatedly promised me it hotild be done; I left him; the next evening he came to my room and **id it might look curious for him to oeato even to recognise Mrs. Myers, and allied if that were necessary; I said I supposed not; but that theeommunicotion between thorn mutt go no further; he promised that it should not; he proposed that I should give him the letter that I had, and lie would prodece the one to which it was an answer, and we would burn them both; I answered that I would be down again In a week or two, and wonld let him know; I was detained in towD the nextoday, and about dusk at 1 was steading at the rotunda of the Exchange, I was vary much surprised to see my son-in-law, Mr. Myers, who came ep to me. and told me that he and his wife had returned (ram Nelson, and were both stopping at the Exchange; 1 went to the parlor to see my daughter, and there I found her with Hoyt by her aide; and nobody else in tho room; he moved suddenly awav as I approached; I was very much exasperated, but had no opportunity of speaking to him that night; the following morning I called on him early, and bad him mused from his bed; when he was dressed he came nut on the pavement, and I reproached him with his treachery; he said i was mist-ken, that he had not even been conversing with Mrs Myers on the preceding evening; I told him if this thing was persisted in, ami a separation produced between my child and her husband, 1 would have my revenge even at the lisk of my life, and I would keep the letter that it might plead my justification in case I was forced to kill him; that if he killed me, I had sous who would follow it up to tho remotest corners of the earth; 1 went home ant heard nothing more of the matter until I got a letter from Colonel Myers in September, asking me to come to Richmond, and intimating what hud occurred; I came down an I told him what had happened in June; I might have told him of tho lotter,but don't think I ever showed it to him until after Hoy t was shot; 1 carried my daugh- ' ter up home with me Jamks K. Pol la an, sworn.?I am a brother to Mrs Myers; about ths middle of June last, while Wm R Myers and his wife were on a visit to my father's, my lather intercepted a letter written by Hoyt to Mrs Myers ; he came to Richmoni, and on his return informed mo of Hoyt's solemn promises to him ; about the last of July I arrived in Richmond on a visit, and was not a little surprised, during my stay, to see Hoyt walking with my sister on the square ; I immediately wrote him note. iulorming lum ui my astoni'diment at seeing him iu company with Mr?. Myers after his solemn promise* te niv lather, and that it muit he nut n stop to at once, or ho kiiouiil pay the lurfeit with hi* lifo ; he then wrote me a note refuelling an inleiview with me, which wu* granted, and in it promiiod moit solemnly that *uch should not he the case again ; that if he met her in the street he would have nothing to say to her, and if thrown in her company would have 110 private convcisation with her ; i told him it had become a subject ol general remark ; he expressed surprise at it, and made the most sacred promises that such should not te tho case again 1 I then told him a forfeiture of his promise weuld cost him iiis life. Bksjamix K. Moibt s.vorn?I know .Mrs. Myers and Mr. Hoyt; I have hern boarding at tho Exchange about one year: about the 1st of June I saw Hoyt in the ladies' parlor with Mrs Myers) she was silting in a rocking chair, and he on an ottem.in directly in front of her; on the 11th of August, between the hours of 13 and one o'clock, I went to No 18, (iu the Exchange.) wheie I w as frequently in the habit of laying down (taring the day: when I got there I found both doors locked: this he ing unusual, I went into No 1!> and took a seat where I' could see; shortly after I saw (he door of No. 18 open, und saw a lady coine out; I went to see who it was, anil found it to he Mrs. Myers; I then took a stand that I could sea any person who might attempt to escape either from the doeri or windows and remained in this position some minutes; no one coining out, I went to the door and opened it, when I saw D. Marvin Hovt make his pscaue lrora the room by the back window; shortly rfter I went to Hoyt'a room?he seemed confused; at this time Boyden waa at Old Point, but when he returneil, on the 15th August, I mentioned it to him, and told him the periona were Mra Myera and Hoyt; after thia ahe viaited the K.xchange frequently; four weeks after thia, I walked into the lady'a parlor and there found Hoyt reclining on a long ottoman, with hia head partly in Mra. Myera' lap: 1 hall got in before I aaw them, hut left like a rattle analce waa after me. (One of the counael asked Mr. Moaby to repeat how often he had aceii Hoyt and Mra. Myera together?he replied it would take nim 15 houra to do ao ) Mr. Moaby went on to atate?I never aaw them in No 1H again: after thia Mrs. Myers waa at the hotel very late one night; don't know what time ahe went away ; another evening I aaw her leave, and Hoyt eacort her down the atepa; three or four weeks ago I called on Col. Myera (for that purpose) and informed him of what I had seen; Mr. Wm. Myera waa in New York; I Aid not hear Mm. Myera' visits spoken of by peraona about the hotel; aomo gentleman told me he heard the rumor in ('heater* field; I detailed all the circumstances to Col. Myera. PoiTian Kjbixsox?sworn?The first lime a meeting of Mm Myera and Hoyt attracted my attention, or aronsed my auapicion, waa about the time Mm Maaon, ( apt. Hunter's lister, was at the Exchange Capt II. aaked me to pay attention to his sister whiio there. On one occasion, while ahe waa there, 1 went to take a snack. I met Mr. Tyler, who asked me what sort of a woman waa Mm. My em; I inquired olhim why he asked the question, saying ahe is William R. Myer'a wife: at the same time treating the matter lightly. He said he thought it strange she remained there ao long; 1 walked by the parlor door and saw Hoyt and Mm. Myers-in there; tains nit a inn ?aw iirr eernugo; uihii worn uunre, ir turned about half pait i o'clock,(looked up New street end law the carriage; 1 went into the hotel, ami iaw Mr. R. Myen; prcmmed he had been there all the time; fame day Mr?. Myeri drove up to the door, with Mr. Myen and her eiiter in the back, but did not got out; then aiked, or lent a card to Mre. Maion to take a ride; Mr*. M. did not go; Hoyt had been lick lome time, and tbil wai hia Brat day out; he then went to hie room and wai com fined therv leveral dayi; Mr# Myeri' liitor wai coming up atreet in the carriage and hailed me; I got iu the carriage with her andwent to Mr. William Myeri'i bouse; 1 went in the parlor, when Mri. Myeri rami to tho head of the itepi and called to me; I aaked her to come down; he replied lha wai not dretaed; then aiked how Hoyt wui, Keying ihe underatood he wai lick, and ihe had not leen lnm at ehurch for aome time; thii arouicd my luipiciona, aa I bad aeen her in the Exchange parlor with him aot long before; I had aeon her at the Kxchange frequently; Hoyt wai generally tlieie, and he loomed to be pleated with him; whiie Win. R. Myeri wai at the north, abont the time thoeo minora burit forlh, she came to the Exchange to apend the evening. Seeing her there at night, 1 thought I would ftay and go with her home, meioly tor the purpoeo of preventing Hoyt from doing io. When time came for her to go home, I wont into the parlor, and found her with her I >onnet on, and Hoyt with hia hat on and cane in hia hand. I did not ofl'er my tervicea, but expected ihe would aik mo, ai ihe bed done, to accompany her; thia wai while Wm. R Myen wai at the north, and Mn. Myen wai itaying at Df. Caboll'i; 1 aaw Hoyt loave the houie with RK I

ING, OCTOBER 16, 1846. her about half peat ten o'clock; Hoyden knew ahe viiit , e.l there, Tor I hare apoicm to him of her frequent vi'.iti; I had a ronvariation with Hort about the rumor, the U'J^UI iH'iuiw ue was nuuij uu ueuminu uit iuuu( cncf 1 then tulJ him he was nt least guilty of gross impudence, in goiug with Mrs. Myers home at a late hour of the ; night, when such report) were in circulation. He ac knnwledged it wai wrong, but attempted to justify himealf by laying that he thought hor carriage wan at tho door waiting for her, and mould not hare gone with hor home, but for her infilling on it, and laying iho did not care for public opinion; lie acknowledged he had acted very wrong iu going with In r; 1 told liim Win. ft Myera had arrived at the Junction that evening; laid he knew it, that he expected a difficulty, but all that can be mid ii that i war independent, lie then remarked? " When all parties are heard, 1 ihallitand higher in thin community, as an honorable man, than ever Col. Sam Mycri stood?and in my dying breath, I shall proclaim herinnocenco and mine" Don't remember having any conversation with Mr. Tyler about the book; 1 purposed I making the affair known to Col. Samuel Myers, but was sdvised not to do so by a friend ? ith whom I consulted; I left Hoyt at his door late the night before he was shot, and presume I was the last person ho conversed with previous to the occurrence ot the 28lh September. THE INTERCEPTED CORRESPONDENCE. The examination of Col M-, as well as other witnesses having been completed, Mr Mayo, for the Commonwealth. repeated what he had before emphatically reaiarkoil, that he reluctantly felt compelled to continue reading letters and documents, Whicn, in his opinion, were entirely irrelevant to the case, while before a court whoso duty was merely that of a committing magistrate. This ho sai 1, without wishing to show tho slightest disrespect to his worship?the Mayor presiding. Here several lettem weie road, among which wait the original letter from Mrs. Myers10 Mr. Hoyt. A rrcoss of an hour and a half "was taken, after which the court again convened, but for a short tinio. At the ro-opening, Mr. Mayo again proceeded to his task o( reading letters?when he produced an envelope, post marked New York, from wliich be took two letters, or parts of two. Messrs. Lyons and 8cott objected to them neing read as the same letter. They contonded, since ono bore evidence of having been written at Now York, and the other at Philadelphia, that they could not bo the same. Here the counsel seemed to misapprehend each other. Mr. Lyons contending the counsel for the Commonwealth had no right to take part of any document, while he had no objection to the letters being read?all and every one of them separately. Monday, Dec. S, 184.'>. Much to my regret, to-day is so very inclement that I shall not have the pleasure of seeing you, as I expected, but to-morrow I shall go with MUs C. to Moron's rooms, where I shall hope to meet you. You wero so kind as to promise to direct and mail a letter forme, therefore, may I beg the goodness of you to call here at I o'clock on Wednesday, when I will giro it to you, and I also wish to see you relative to it. Of course, after we are introduced, you can call here without exciting suspicion. 1 trust you will not think me imposing on your goodness by making this request, and will you pardon me lor the liberty I take in addressing yon tbi? note ?? Believe me, I should not feel Justified in so doing,were I not assured that in your high noMe sense of honor I can place the utmost confidence. I can never find worda to express to you tho gratitude I feel towards vou, and the exalted admiration I innst ever hold you in, for you have shown to me a friendship I shall ever prize, and which nothing on earth can ever cause niejto forget. 1 fearsome times l have incurred your condemnation in a certain matter, but 1 can assure you that were vou acquainted with all the circumstances?could I tell yeu tho many trials and sorrows to which 1 have been subjectod?how uncared tor, unappreciated I ain?could I explain all to you. I do know, instead of blaming me, your feelings would be sincerest sympathy for me, so wronged, and yet so purely innocent. But why should I intrude on vou my feelings; forgive me the intrusion, but always believe me most gratefully yours, VIRGINIA M Knowing I should have no opportunity ol speaking I with you, to ask you to call fer my letter, I hare been compelled to trouble you with this, and fearing to send it by a servant. I send it through the post office, thinkleg it safest. Again I beg your pardon for my intrusion. You see 1 have not directed this letter myself, at least to all appoarances I have not, but appearances are sometimes deceptive. Friday, December 12th, 184.v From your uote, I find you were mistaken, regarding the information 1 wished to obtain. I wanted to know tho time it required for a letter to reach here from De. troit, for on my reading tny friend's letter, more carefully, 1 find he will write from Detroit, and I imagine you understood me as wishing to know the time from Chicago. Could you lot me ' know the number of dart from Detroit, for I am anxious to ascertain at accurately a* possible, for I must be at home the day alter the letter' a rives, according to our agreement. Were if not that this was important, I would not trouble you again, but 1 think you may forgive me for ao doing After you left the other day, 1 feared you might bare thought I did wiorg in apeaking to you so freely and unreservedly, hut really I folt ao sad and dispirited, that it was a relief to aae to apeak with you on a subigct which I would cot even hrenihe to ahothcr pemon^&rAfeel that none would nu ) rstana the purity oj^ myieeHngj; the perfect pio pr.ety 01 wrmrj icuon. uut to you, I felt that, I might | speak wttk all confidence, for in your noble und generoui heart, T knew all would be appreciated, and wai I not tight in thus believing f Vei. f feel that on thif subject, I might alwya repose every confidence in you, that 1 may tpeak to you, eanfikUy and freely, for I know with ) ou, I will find kind'^eta and sympathy. Othorsmay blame me, denounce me, but you I think never will, far you know all, aud you cannot blame me ?and moreover, I wished your advice in a certain matter, and there was no one to whom I could go, ear* yourself, for you had extended to ine kindness, when I bad no claim on you. Pi ay forgive me, if I take a liberty in addreasing you. as my dear friend, for believe me, 'tis a privilege I prize most highly, and one I hope you will never deprive me of. You mud not forget your promise, to coma and see me, for if ) ou do not oomo 1 shall not he as I now am. Your very beat and warmest iriend. VIRGINIA ST Should a letter come tor me on the 35th or J6th,0f course keep it; on those days I shall not be alone Dcr.Slat, 1815?May I beg your acceptance of the accompanying gagr d'amilit? '1'ia indeed a trifle?yet I pray you recciva it, coming from a heart which you have drawn so strongly towards you by a kindness and a sympathy naver to lie forgotten?a heart whoso every feeling has been confided to ) ou with an unreserve, a trust,! could never repose in any, save your own noble and generous bosom, and may I not, my best of friends, ask you to prize it as a memento of one whoso hour* of darkness and sadness you have brightened by your words of goodness, of kindness?one who will remember you with feelings of the deepest gratitude ; feelings as fond, as enduring, as those I would boar rny own brother, for with you, my dearest friend, 1 feel the same nn- | reservodness, the same freedom of intercourse, as if you | stood in that relation towards me. Praying you may at least not reject my offering, I now tender you many greetings ot the New Year. With me, 'tis fraught with sadress, for you know the future has no hope for me, dark and drea'r, nothing to illumine its dosolateness, yet 1 pray you may always he happy, the sky of jrour destiny ever remain as it now is, unclouded and bright. This shall, 1 assure you, he my most earnest and heartfelt wish. Always receive me, as 1 am, your warmest, your very best friend, VIRGINIA. Tiiuatn.iv Ermvirro, 18<h Juno. Mr Dkaplv Lorr.d Vismsu?While lying on my couch, where 1 had been lor some two hours, thinking of then, much to my surprise and delight your dear sweet letter of the 13th inat was handed me. Little did I think, wh le having sweet thoughts of thee, 1 should io toon hare word* before me traced by thy loved hand, fresh from thy heart; and you may well imsgioe what pleasure the surprise of the receipt ol your loved letter Rave mo You tell me my letter must be placed in the post office Thursday afternoon, to reach you on Saturday, and it was past 7 o'clock when I received your letter. The mail leaves in the morning at 8 o'clock, so you see I have but little time to write, but that little shall be devoted to thee, my precious dear one, for you well know my time is never as plaasantly passed as when devoted to my loved Virginia. You cannot conceive, darling, ?he pleasure your letter has given me, though 'parts of all your letters give me pain. I hope, though, the time is not far distant when letters from you will contain nothing but what is pleasure for you to write and for me to read. Your dear, sweet letter, darling, dors give me " proof beyond doubt" how devoted!) you are mine, and more proof I cannot give that I km y ours devotedly, though 'tis a pleasure for me to reiterate all that I have said. You well kDow, dearest one, how you are loved by me, and I know sufficient of thy dear heart to satisfy me that you do deserve all my nflection, and I once more tell you 'tis ell yours?ao division shall he made in it?'tis all thine, loved one Keep it. cherish it-aad thee it will never forsake. 'Tin entwined around thv precious heart, too strong ever to be severed ; be satisfied of this, my precious loved Virginia, llavc no doubt of me, darling ; there is po cause for it; you have a hold on my affection which yoti can always retain if you choose. 'Twill not leave till hid hy thee. Yonr loved letter tells me we are soon to meet again. and happy will he that moment whan I can again look on that aweet face and preta to theae, thy ruby lip*; and oh! that when we do meet, we could returns together never to be aeparated. Yon n?k, how I can refuao to make you happy? You well know, deareat Virginia, bow anxioua I am to mako you a happy woman, and 1 would willingly give my lile to acoempliah it?would that but do it. Vou can but know, that It ia not an cuay matter to accompliah all we wiah; when we meet we will hare a long talk on thia iubjact.ao neoeaeary to our matual happinea*. Loved one, how canyon fancy that I think you would not be kind to me?kind to ma. you coathl not be otherwiaa, thia I am vntiafled of, Virginia. And, Virginia, there ia not an hour that I do not wiah what we have ao long bean anxioua for, could be brought about. Kcflcct on my conduct, doea it not prove th?? You well know it doee?you muatkuow it. Continually am I wialiing you ware mine, mine alone?my whohi thought* are to ac compllah thia, dear love Thia aitbject ia never ont uf my mind, and never ahall be till thy haptilnea* if com plete. I know, my loved one, I could make you happy at once: but in duingthii I am anxioua that every thing abould lie ao arranged that thia happinea* aliould continue. ton have had aorrow enough, darling; and in makiug a change, i want all to be annahlne?no cloude or dark apota before you. Do you not agree with me, that thia would lw beat, lovof Soon we will talk thia all over, and you will be aatiafled Hut I am anxioua to make you perfectly happy. Doareat Virginia, can you think for a moment that my love ia not " aufliciently airong" lor any trial* whatever. If I could accompliabyour perfect happinea*. I would care not for my happinea*; youra ia all that I look to, your being happy would make mo ao, doubt not my love. ( ;.'g ofyou, dear, you muit know that you are the only being I ever did love, why doubt mo then ? 1 doubt thee IERA not, (Wiling ' Why, darling, hould I tell you that I love you, if I Jo not ' What am 1 to gain by it I I do lov? you, and love to tell you to. I wm in hope*, loved one, when you got with your mother and family, you would have been te*a miserable, but it teem* there it no change. Now 1 beg of you, try nil in your power to be less mine rabta during your stay away from me, and Jo not indulge in *uch awful thought* a? you ofteu do. Did you reflect how miaerable you would leave me, denreat.were you to rnrrv nut with vmir nivn humla wltnt vn? eitaolr r*f f nk I hog of you, haniah from your niin 1 such awful thoughts. Loved (luting, I (hink it Lt M thai your doar mother should know of yottr wisert , of this, you con heat judge with your dear sister You, my preeioni loved one, you must not And limit with m? for sendiug so short a letter; yo.i see I have had hut little time to write. Your letter was post marked the 17th, though written ou the 13th, and had 1 time you should have one of my long letters I have been interrupted frequently since I com menced this, and'tis now late; pardon me for its shortness, wont you love f lor you know when I have hud the opportunity, 1 have given you long letters ; yon lorgiv? me for this short one, love, I know you do; I almost fancy I hear those sweet lips say yes. How 1 do wish I could be with yeu in the country; couiJ we hut t<ass a few dove together, your Mends would still say "how changed " Once more I must tell you thut 1 love you dearly. Last night 1 had u sweet dream of thee; could you but know alfmy thoughts, you would sav my love was equal to fours, precious angel. New, darling, pray forgive me; really have not hud timo to review the half of your dear kind letter, and I am not allowed another opportunity to write you during your ahseDce; it shall he done in person when we meet, and that sweet moeting will soon come I hopo, though you tell rra 'tis yet twelve days oS': 1 hope though 'twill be shortened Darling, dear darling, it really grieves me to send you so short u letter, when I know you expect a long ono, and to mako up the deficiency, you must read such words as please yot' twice. Please remember me most kindly to your dear sister. Give me one dear, sweet, loug kiss, in imagination, and believe me yours truly and sincerely. Saruaoar Moasinu. HoarAal hitu' liaiinv <1i/l tifa iiat t ran irustor.loir ttmic word* to me were so kfbd. so good, that I lelt as light and as happy as a bird. Oh! my darling, tell me, did ever man hove such powor over woman as you hare over , met Never, nevor; 1 may be miserable, bathed in tears; vet one word from thy dear lips can make mo perfectly happy, and chase every tear away, and clotho my face in the orightest smiles. Dear love, when you sometimes think or this mighty influence you exert over me, oh ! do you not feel happy to know that the happiness of one heing rests with you ? There must be and should be joy in the thought. Dear one, you havo chased away all gloom from me now; I am very, very happy,for you havo said, darling, you still love me .will ever love me. and my Ood ! what mot e can Ijdesiret With these bles'.ed words, dearest, ever in my memory, 1 cannot be sorrowful.? When I think, mine own oae, that you love me, tis impossible to be sad. There is joy in every word you utter. Darling one, are you not glad you have told me you love me?because, it has made me so happy. Dearest, you will never regret telling me this, for 1 am not the being to taka advantage of so holy a feeling as thy ufi'cction. Sweet one, you know I am yours so wholly.? so entirely that even my very thoughts in sleep are yours?and Moving thee as I do ?I to take advantage of thy love ! Oh ! impossible, impossible. Dourest, how I do adore thee, for what you promised me, that in me you would have unbounded confidence ; that you would' always tell me whin you thought I was acting wrong; tliat you would speak with me freely and without the least reserve, just as you would were I your wife ; and beloved, you should do so, for in the deep and trusting lovo of this heart?I am yoar wife. Mine angel, how kind in you to say you will treat me with auch confidence, and oh ! do I not appreciate it ? Yes, beloved, from the .>,1 I 1 what ; ou did?that you should know every thought, every feeling of thii boiom?and now my darling, will we not be the happiest beingi on eartn?only think tweet one, we lovo each other *o devotedly, our heart* are so wholly given to one another?we have not even a thought for other than the idol of our affection*. We have auch perfect faith, we have not even a doubt ; there is such holy, heavenly confidence between u*. Oh ! dear, dearest love, are we not very, very happy ' Kiss me, mine own love, and aay ye* ; that dear kiss seals the word* we kavo spoken. Dear one, you are so kind to me. Last night a* I kissed you, ere 1 fell asleep, I thanked Ueaven that it had given me such a precious treasure as thy love. Oh ! Oodgrantl may never, never lose it. Pear one how I love thee ! How this heart does idolize thee! Precious darling, remember you promised I should see you at church to morrow. Do not disappoint me, for oh ! how happy thy very glance will make rae. Do not blame me, fcr my dress tomorrow?it shall be explained when wo meet.? Dearest, look at me to-morrow, and see if every look does net beam with love, for thee. Remember now, and look, and if you think do, tell me so, by one sweet glance. On Monday, my loved one, 1 am going to Mrs. '*, as Mr. M. leaves that morning. I shall be at tho Exchange Monday at I'd o'clock-so, dearest, you be sitting in tne parlor and that will be better, for it will look as if we met [ by accident I feel rather unpleasantly at being hare alone; but 1 shall trust to you, darling, to make the time rasa happily, and you will do so. wont you, lovef Love, shall have thy dear rote. Oh! how 1 will kiss it.? Would that you might see me, when 1 receive it. 1 will tell you what you would say. How she does lore me! Dearest, once more, I must tell you how nappy that blessed promise has made mo. When I think of the sweet confidence which is hereafter to unite us, I am too happy. hove you lor thoie words! Oh! do.irest, I do worship you, adoro you for tliern?they are my solvation. A thousand kisses, vou dear sweet angel of mine. Dearest love, fearing to keep your servant waiting. I have hut one moment to kiss you for your darling note You art too kind to me, are you not love? No! no! not too kind, for oh! I love you so dearly. Monday at 13 o'clock I will kiss you twenty times for this sweet cote but wont you get tired of so many? Say dearest Tomorrow, remember, you promised to he at church. ' Twill be such joy just to look on thee, and then one dear glance?how heavenly twill he! Coins, dear love, do i come, ki?s mr, your dear darling, and always love ma as ! your own pure, devoted VIRGINIA. I am going on horseback this evening?I ask one dear look froin thee, so I may sleep happily lo-night. On my I angel refuse? MoaDsv.^lst September. I Ok God ! was ever misery like mine ! wretched days | and sleepless nights. Oh God! what is hope now to me? To-morrow decidee my fate. 1 am separated from my husband and compelled to return t# a home where 1 know not how I shall bo received. My father is a sternheartad man; from him 1 can receive nothing but unkindness, perhaps cruelty; bat oh Ood! defend me from this fnte! Oh, what is it that Maya this hsisd, when all this misery may he ended in one moment ? M y God, this life must ho taken! 1 cannot support it. On that I had strength to write you, hut this poorbosasn la loo agonized tor one word. Oh that I could see you moiment?just one instant; but no, alas. It cannot bo! Dearest, for one hour last night did I sit at the window just over Iho steps, hoping to see you. but you did not come. My Ood, just for one hour with thee 1 would give Op life itself You ask me if Dr. and Mrs are kind to pon me, ami on mat ring will be auck aaolaca. k'pr the take of mercy reju.e It not A11 my friend., behaving me to be ill, not having heard of my di.tre.a, have beou to tee me, but my mind iain inch a atate, I have aeeii no one. '-very hour i receive *ome meaaago fiom aom* of tnem. J. W haa been every day, lint I can ?ee no one. < >m in too much agony, and Colonel M?- ?or bila my mentioning the suhjort to a creatore ; .ind, deareat, do yon not think, in juatice to myaelf, I ahoeihl have told my friend, of tliia?tor when I am g< me. they will hear Colonel M '* atatemcnt. He will tell , erery one. He will tie believed, end I ahell no' be her# to deli nd myielf I have longed to tell my frienfla I of all, hut 1 am not allowed to do ao They willhatr | my accnaen when I am rone, and I ahall not be here to ! iy| 1 am linn cent Oh, how unjuat they ere to me ! 1.1 thoae letter, there ia not a word aeM of our meeting once1 in the |>artor. Deareat, once more, promiee ma never to 1 apeak to P. H . Col. h 'old "r. C that f. R told him of thing* which occurred between ua, aaying he had them from Boydan, who wae "our Mend." f. h .poke of you viloly to Col. M-? , mi?i til. ? ? iiK HiifPU agiunii m? uwi n? win not even see mo. Ho belioves I wrote the letters. Ho says they ore no filled with love and idolatry that he never bolioved before, woman could love with auch inteniity They are, indeed, awful letter*, every word breathing the dcepeft, fondest love. Mre. C- hua been like an angel to me. She believe* me innocent, pare and heavenly. 8ho feel* for me more than I dared hope any one would feel for me She sleep* with me, toothe* me, pray* for me when I am in inch agony that I am almost u intuisic Sometime* 1 have suffered so that in order to allay ray miseries, I have taken forty drop* of laudanum. Kvcry day since that fatal Thuimlay I have taken opium every five hours, tor without it I should have died. No mortal could endure agonies like mine. Oh. God, when I think of my future fate I am beside myself; going to a house where I shall meet with nothing save harshness ?no being to speak one word of comfort?one word of kindnees?all cold, chilling to me, perhapa on a bed of illness, death; no creature to smooth my dying pillow. Oh God! God: God! the thought kills me; alas, whst may be reality! Dearest, never forgetnever forget?swear to ma you nevar will, your promise that my last moment* shall he spent with you. Vou thnll by sent for, thst I promise ; and oh, tell me you will not refuse to come ; promise me- nay, swear it, then I will lie happy, knowing the lust breath will be in thy arms. I expect nothing from my family but unkiadness, ami now I wish you to advise me on this subject. Dear one, you are my all, and on you I depend lor every i thing; I have told you that I have means sufficient to support myself lor a year, should my treatment at home be such as I fear it|will be. What would you advise me to do? If they treat me eruelly you certainly would not wish me to endure it. I have a very dear friend in Washington, Mrs li, a woman of the very first family and standing. She is so devoted to me that she will refuse me nothing. She loves me, she says, as her child. Shall I apply to her to get me a situation as teacher in some school, or any other employment she might see fit ? I ran write to her. and go to her, unknown to my family, for |>erhaps if they knew it, ihey would not let me go. Will not this be a good arrangement f I have such confidence in her devotion to me, that I know she will not refuse me any favor, however great? indeed I know she would insist on my remaining with her; but that I would agree to only on one condition?that she allows me to earn my own support. Did you know how she loves ifie you would be sure that 1 ? oold meet from her unbounded kindness. Now, deareel, I know how coldly, how unkindly I am to lie treated at home. They will treat me so as to break my heart, and oh I I cannot endn,e more than I am now suffering ! In your letter to night tell me how 1 shall act in thia affair, for I will i do nethinr without y our advice. Oh, my very hoart bleeds, when I think of the trials bafore mo Oh, do you pity me ! Think of me to-morrow, when my fate is to be deckled; end oh pray Ood to have mere v on me ! | Dear one, I trust you will send me the ring, for now I need every kindness frnai yon, to stieugthen end sup LD. w* vm OMH. saying you were only a fit associate Tor m*n , also told him ol a certain woman whom you had ai a ; hut "my Ood ' all I uk ii, shun him, for he la the miner of my peace?ai such, could you speak to him 1 Deareat, 1 know I shall loave here cither to morrow er Wadnoaday, lor home After I am at home. I ehall write you, telling you all, for fear of danger. I shall enclose the letter to Hoyden, putting it in the office with my own hands. In that letter, I shall >rm some arrangement by which rou can write me. It ?hall he without risk?for all shall be lixed with tho greatest precaution. I think now, of get ting a friend of mine, with whom I am exceedingly intimate. to allow me to receive your letter* through him. Me i* very fond of ine, and i know you will agree to it perfectly honorable, and therefore there cannot he the least danger lie w ill deliver your letter* to me In person. lu your letter tonight, tell me if you will agree to this. I know you will, for, could you refute me auch a happiness?separated from you. and not heer from you? this ia utterly impossible, impossible. Oh, doeraet, tell ine you will do thm, when I write you it haa been arranged perfectly safe, I entreat you, a* my last request ? refuse me not?for, reidte me this, and you take my life. Oh, dear, how we will pass the days of absence, knowing that we are faithful, constant; aud I feel that erelong j tied will make u* hatipy. Ves, deerest, I sometimes think this trial whicli is now .so grievous, is to be the mean* finailyl of uniting us forever. If you are faithful, it will be so; for ere long, 1 mar be free, honorably free, aud then 1 am yours. TeU me, beloved, do you not believe I shall oue day be thine T Do you not believe this very circumstance is to bring me to thee I Oil, Ood, grant it. There is only fear?tut is ?change. If we continue to love, Ood says, we shall be happy. Dearest, now tell me you will always lore me, and we will wait patiently ior the hour of our reunion. If we love always, there cau nothing prevent our being united?for 1 shall be free, and then I am thine Dearest, do you think you run stand this test ' When you write in your note to-night, tell ma, for that will i support me, wneu an cue tans. l it nope, in* neuei, | that we aru to be ono day happy, and 1 swear nothing shall prevent it, if you love me. To-morrow, dearest, i we part, yet 'tis not lorever. No, the hour cornea when [ we shall he happy. Oh, dearest, the belief that we shall 1 be faithful, constant, supports me I can stand every I tiling while you love me Remember these words for. ever. Promiso me that no being shall have one thought, one feeling of thine. Love for me, and I again swear, nothing shall prevent my being yours, aad honorably yours. This separation is u grievous trial, but we will look beyond it to the bright day of our meeting. I cannot write, for alas ! alas*? I am too wretched. Oh, dearest, pray for me. Tell me, when I am gone, will you pray for me 1 Oh, that those letters had not been intercepted ! But, alas ! it was from no carelessness of aloe 1 knew not that the servant |was my spy. I could not foresee this. No, it was decreed by Hod all theae trials should come on me. I have learned one lessen I never trust r human being again with a letter. I put them in the otflce with mine own hands, and 1 receive them in those hands No one will 1 trust, except a man whom I know to bo worthy of confidence. He shall be our friend.Wednesday Moanino. My own fondly loved one, what joy lis for me to write you aud tell you every feeling of this tyaom. How adoringly I love you?how eternal Ts my affection. Darling, my greatestjhappinesa is to tell you how devotedly 1 am yours. Does not every word, every actien toll von this ? Oh ' balovad. could von have heard and seen me yesterday, how you would piize me. Yea, prixe affection like mine, which feara nothing eo long aa I am surrounded by the halo of thy precious love. Yesterday I whs with u man calculated to awe and terrify me. I saw hitn in the frenzy of passion, and yet I remained aa calm, as self possessed, as unmoved aa a statue. Dearest, what was it that supported me in that hour 7 What was it that onabled me to act with such courage 7 I, who once trembled and wept at his very words It was thy dear love which sustained mo. Oh! precious one, you know not liow I love you. I love you with a force of which I could not believe the human heart capable?love you as never one human creature loved another. You were to me like an angol of goodness and kindness. You, mine own one, support me in every trial. I feel that so long as I can clasp thee to my breast as my own beloved I can endure any thing?every thing. What is the world to me?what care 1 tor friends?what care I though the torms of sorrow hurst upon me?even in the darkest hour of fate I am supremely happy. 1 see the storm, yet not even one fear?not ono dread. No, in this bosom all is sweet, calm, serene Joy. There is one who loves me ?he is my world?he is my heaven. With him pressed to this devoted heart, 1 defy every storm in life ?for with him as my guardian angel, lean know naught save the bliss of paradise. Oh ! dearest, do you sver think haw 1 love you 7 llow unselfish, how devoted is my love 7? Dearest, vou know I am ready?nay, impatiant te give up the whole world for you. Oh God ! that you would consent to this?that you would make me the happiest of women. Oh ! did vou ever consider how hanov we could bo together-every hour winged with lore?I ever near thee aa thy worahipping and adoring Virginia, anticipating every wiab;)laviahingon thae every devotion ?claaping thee in theae arma, and breathing to thee theae tweet worda : Treaeured darling of my soul, thy Virginia it happy?oh how happy. She it thine and no power can take her from thee. She hat given up all for thee without regret. She would not leeve thee for all thii world could olfer She lovei thee, and ahe ia happy? happy. My liod, deareat, whan 1 think what hnppineaa it in ourgraap'. Oh'. how can you haaitate ' Did you love like me you could not But thia aubject killa me. 1 cannot suffer myaalf even to think ef it. Oh ! tit detraction, agony, to think how happy 1 might be?how miaerable I am But, no, deareat, I do not blame you?1 only wiah you could think diiferently. Deareat, I iear you hesitate because you think my love ia not sufficient for thia test. You fear, perhaps, I might regret the step alter it was taken. Oh! mine own one, banish this thought. My love not sufficientOh! tia more than sufficient, (iood Ood, you dt not reflect how I love you. Tia with a strength, a depth, a devotion unparalleled in the heart of woman. I aannot realize this love, for it ia boundless, uiilimi'.ed ; and with thia tbva could thara he one regret? No, never?never. Now I wear to you I am reauy to give u> everything in lift for thee ! Oh ! that we could fly to the desert?any spot on the globe would be a paradise with thee. Oh ! dear, precious love, tor the sake of one who worship* you, who adores you, I entreat you reflect on this subiect and make her happy. Think that the happiness of a being is now in your power, and, oh ! 1 implore you heeitata no more. Deareat, if I have said aught I should not, forgive me, for all has been uttered with pure, heavenly feelings. Dearest, you know the purity of thia heart?you know not ene impure thought has avar dwelt there -, and ao long as you know me, 1 care not for the world- they may think of me as they see lit. All I ask la thad my dear loved one may appreciate me. And, dear set, what makes me so indifferent to the opinion of others 7 Tia that my love for thee fills my whole heart. 1 have net one feeling lor another, I have bnt one wish, one desire in life?'tis that I may always possess thy love. Ok! dearest, when you tell me von will always love me, , what joy thrills my very soul. Dearest one, tell me yew Jr will never give me up?that no power of man shall saver W us - that you will he faithful to in# forever. Tell M M this, darluiff. and then I can endure everything. It will give mo etrength for every trial. Oh ! deareat, my Tory hoart congaala at the thought, waro ha to foraaka rao what W would lioconia of rao 1 Oh darling, la aot thiaredootfM awful ? What in tha name of (tod would beoane of no! Only think, I lovn not a human being aaro thea. I cling to tlioe ai my all My very heart ia ao entwined with thee, that to tear thee from me would rend every heart airing Oh ! deareat, tie agony to dwell oo thi*. I baniah itiiom me. 1 know my angol will never foraaka me Tell me eo, deareat, for theee word* alone auatain me now. Oh, dear one, I entreat you after you have travereed thi) letter, to reflect on all I have dona to prove my love for thee. Think on all, bat eipecialjy on tha eveuta of yesterday?that telle me how 1 lave thee, tor it waa divine lovo alone which enabled ana to bravo the paaaion, the threat) of auch a man. I, a poor wank woman, yot ao atrengthenad by thy lovo, that I fait that I could brava the powaia of all tho world for thee. Yee, deareat, think on all 1 have dooe, and then any, haa woman ever loved like me 7 A lova ao dJaiotoreeted, tor aho haa no thought of aalf aha aaoa ovary thing torn from her. and yat aho clinga to thee throughout aa Ear heaven, and no man haa powe r to tear har from thee. Dear lovo, 1 am ?o happy ; I have thy aweet miniature. Did you know what e comfort it ia to me, you would not reget giving it to me ; I do wlih you coold aeo how I love even thy aerahlance ; every night the laet thing, en I cioie my ey ea in aleep, ia to preaa It to theae It pa and to thia heart. I then place H on my pillow, and net my cheek on that dear face. Often In the atillneaa and darkneaa of night ao overcome by aleep aa juat to be eonaeioua I am hall awake. 1 preaa it with auch paaaion to my lipe, and feel ai if t never could give up the pre ait) re Then, too, 1 long lor morning, juet to gave on tha preotoua earn of my aoul. Oh, how doliciont 'tie to kiaa thoee dear lipa, even in ivory. Darling, would you not like to her* my nnninmrw i auumu uv w*j iipppy ivr jvu iu opv* > I know it would be just inch comfort to you m your* it to me. To-morrow, dearest, at I o'clock, tend the book and inside the note, at we agreed upon. I thall receive it myaelf, to there will be no risk. Dear lev#, try and tend me a long note, for every word will be to precieue to me. Since writing the above, Jearett, I tent Deer to CeiMyert' bourn, te tee if there were toy letten forma ? Davy telle me that Col M. v at in eloet conveneUoa writ a gentleman, who I made him dearribe to me, and who, from the deacriptieo, i* undoubtedly Meaby: thorafora, we now know who it the author of all he told me yoatorday. I am tufTering agony now, for of court# Mooby will toll him of my being of the K*c bongo; and Ood only know* what will become of mo. Jfeereat, could you not fall on tomo Plan to let ?hia Moaby fcoow that yon an awara of hit conduct f?i? ?r Ight intimidate oJm. He, I protume, it employed by Col. M. *** tpy on mv ?cUoai. Oh, dotrett, do you not pity met ToO foydou aTjft tint and entroat him to tend that Mooby from the Eg change. Darling, you know how maah my very life dope" 1* on teeing you- therefore. for OeJ*a take aaaka tome arrangement by which we can moot. Write mo au I tho lublrct. ami tail ma wkero wo can meet, and If K oaa ' l>e done without Moehy'i knowledge, deareat one, pro mite mo we thall meat?my vary existence doponda en it. I beg you to tell Boy don every thing?ho it your friend, miH perhaps may aritnge it to that wa may meat, j I at*, dreading every moment a viait from Col. M.; aad it | hat *o unnerved me that I cannot write. Tomorrow I nail imrt* a noie reaiiy iur jtm. i/oar nt?, cwmiu wa nn meet somewhere elae than at the Kichange ?for t am *o ' afraid to go there. Do think, and endeavor to make mm I arrangement by which we ran safely moat. Aa I did no* ' are Moatiy yeaterday, I think he haa ployed some f the aervanta about the hotel aa apiea. Daareat, farewell! j I lore y oil thia moment more than ever, if that were peeaiblo, lor Borrow make* me cling cloeer to thee TUI to morrow, farewell, beloved darling Wanvmoav 11 'rlook. 1 Darling of my eoul how I do love yon to-night, with a pais ion, a devotion word* cannot express. f have jnat returned from Dr. , where I have been peeving the day. Alee ! e gloomy one to me, for I was thinking f very moment when will 1 ?ae my beloved darliaf The