24 Ağustos 1838 Tarihli Burlington Free Press Gazetesi Sayfa 1

24 Ağustos 1838 tarihli Burlington Free Press Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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NOT THE OlOKY O F C M S A U II If T THE W EL FAKE BY H. B.STACY. 1 IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT. NO. V. Whoever lins liiken llie trouble lo rend tlic pre. vious article, has seen lliat 1 lime cnde.tvoicd lo establish (lie following pi opodi lions : Tlmt imprisonment fur debt is unjustifiable, nnd lias no w.n i-hiii in any principle of civilized life, Tlml I he tight of imprisonment leads lo oiei trading. Thin this right uimeeefsiiry ns a menus ofcolleci. ing debis. Thai l tin natural basis of credit is the properly in llie hands of the deblni, coincriililc into cash. Thai any credit beyond llie alue of the properly which is f opposed lo continue in the hands of the pinchascr, is injurious to the commit, nity. It follows, from these propositions, that the con sumers should neier liny on credit, on the ground that the piopcrly is not supposed to temain in their hands as a means ofpajmrnt. It nlro follow?, dial the gieat class of luhoreis, opcinlies, nnd indeed all who d'j not buy in tell ngain, should deal fur cosh in hand. That fur nil purposes of circuiting the products of industry fiiim llie farm, shop, nnd manufactory, credit lis a means of circulation, mi instrument of commerce, is justifiable, nnd tends greatly lo encourage industry, siimul.ilc ciilcrpiisc, and incieajc llie gencrnl pio.-pciiiy. That ihis credit in order lo he found nnd healthy should nev er be extended beyond the value of die piodttcts of industry which it thus rircnl.iics, This I consider is llie sensible view of llie mailer, mul has n prnr ticnl bearing. It fliowa that the creditor should look lo the piofcny fur pajiiienl, and demonstrates inllieclcateslmaiincrtli.it impiisuninent is mine, ccssary, impolitic, mid unjust. Credit cicaies n sort of rurrcney, or is itself in the naiute -if currency, Cit'ieney is n incisure of alue, lliat by which people buy and fell that for which the products of i'ldusliv are cxrhnnpd, nnd it baldly need be said that H heroines the dulj of government to see lo it that every thing that to laics to ihe currency is sound and stable. No on lion ran exit wilhniil a cinieney, for an iiniieri-iil system of haner, lit - exchange of one cominodii fur nnoiher, is impossible. When enieipri.-e and industry picvail, thp produrls of indii-lry will nhiiund siud he nfleied in llie inaikel, and whatever is receivd a? pnwnciit becomes the riineney, or at least in ihe naliiie of cuiieney. This, lo he safe, P should heal all times of equal value, every fluctua tion tending 10 derange l tie relative value of llie products of industry. But it is not my inicniiun lo discuss llie fixed question of currency. It belongs moie properly lo the general government, as mi in moment of commctce oier which ihe constitution has given litem control and which they me hound to exercise in such a way that ' the general welfare" tlia II never be in jeopardy through the evils of a fluctuating currency. Discnnneeied fiom llio subject of ihe currency, the credit of llie cotintiy is loo important to bp overlooked by the goiermnent. I have endeavored to show that it has tin intimate connexion with in dustry, giving it an impnl-e by n healthy credit, nnd prostrating it by an unavailable credit. I may go fuilher nnd say that ciedit afii els llie lour cardinal virtues of republicanism lo which 1 have befoic alluded, indusliy, frugality, intelligence, nnd virtue. The virtues and vices are handed together, and whatever measure pomotes one virltie, affects more or less all the otheri. I know of few suhjecis ili-tl have more extensive bearing!, than imprisonment for debt. The denial of this b.irharous right is founded in that virtue without which no govern, ment can long continue. It is strictly a lepuhlican meaFUie, and should be ndioralcd on llie gioun I of its republican tendencies. It is a Kilini-ni to run lend that men ntc equal nnd si ill allow one to im prison another. Abolishing imprisonment would produce a stale of grealer equality, would g'ue lo the lowest rlass n gtcater independence of mind, a higher sense of their own true uorth. It would in crease ihe number and strength of the cfiVctiie class, the pioductive class, thai great class on whom the happiness mid prosperity ofihe republic, mainly depends. In ;i word, abolishing all impris onment, would increase the piospeiity of the rutin try, add lo its glory, introduce n higher standard of excellence, and tender moie secure the happiness of all. This subject has for many years, occupied the public intention, hut nothing effectual has been done. Like many other great subjects it is ap proached with a tiembling hand, nnd though men cent convinced of its importance nnd neres-ity, they cannot shake off all fear. In 1834 thp legis lature passed aa acl, but shackled nnd trammelled, and it was rejected by the council. During the last jear it again came before the legislature and seems to Jtaie occupied more attention. n the house it was referred lo a committee, and Mr. Needliam mado an excellent report, discussing the subject in a veiy able manner. The house passed a bill and sent it to the senate; and there it seems to have dropped, at least. I cannot follow it through their journal. The public have not lost sight of it, lo I it ic; I pur lies ure striving to see which shall pass the most patriotic resolutions It has become in some mea sure the hobby, nnd ihe danger is that tho aspiring will strive lo mount it and ride it for effect. 1 have brought it forward at a time when men can examine it free from (he heat of political exene, ment. I have done what I could lo place it on its merits. I am awaie I have dono but Mule I hope others will do more. If nnv tire opposed lo ill abolition, I call on them in come forw.nd and show their Hiong reasons and ihey shall be answer- ed. Bui I deprecate all enemies in disguise, nil pretended friends, who nre reildy to load il down . ywith restrictions, limlimions, and conditions, with the certainly of its destruction. All that is wanted is an act of three lines, declaring that no imprison ment shall be allowable on contracts after a given day, or lo take effect instantly IT you please. The idea that there mutt Lea thousand snfeguardsagaiusl fraode aud a process against credits of the debtor, is erroncoiMj found in mistaken views of the inter. est of the rredilnr, or n secret dislike of the w ho Is scheme. The lime has come when llie public voire demands action, and the legislalitio must consider il in eaincM nnd pass n drnisiic act. Republicanism is a principle, the principle of equality. It tenches lh.il government was made for man, and not man for the goicinmcnl, that powei Is exercised for the sole purpose of protec tion nnd improvement. It lias its foundation in ihe great moral truili that improvement is the law of our nil in eg, and peifectiop the object for which we should sliive. For this, we are connected to gether in society : for this, men congregate and form governments ; for this, they are placed in each other's keeping, and ure responsible for ench other's improiement nnd happiness. The theory of lepublicanism leads to the gienlest development of initllcciual powers, nnd when exemplified in its purity conducts to moral perfection. Republican ism is an American principle. The pi act ire of I lie world was and still is, that the throne is the foun tain ol honor mid of power, and that lights arc but pi ivileges granted to llie people. In America I lie theory of republicanism is that the people me the suurcelof power, nnd that rnleis act by delegated authority. This principle, when carried out, leads tn lite protection of (he rights ofall. Power and obligation nre rorielative duties, the people there- foie possessing the power nre bound so to exercise it ns shall secuie the most perfect pmieclion In all. .So far then us impiisonment destroys iiulividn.il equality, or Ink"? fi inn any their rights, il should lie denounced unit expunged from ihes'atute. Thissitbj rt h is a claim upon the thoughtful, llie pouciful and the paiiiotic. Those who arc the subjects of imprisonment are necessarily the pont es! i:l.is, ofien iiiipiovidenl, nnd sometimes iihjcct and degiaded. Hut lei us neier fnigel lliat ihey aie our fellows, timl lliat much of their condition may be am iliuled to this very law ol imprisonment. To nnieiiniaie llie condition of the rare is ihe aspi ration of patiioiism to cany oui the wu-h inin piar.iire is lepublicanism. To do good and lo com. intinicaie is the ch.iinc.icr ofn great mind. Prac tical ippiihlicanism is the exemplification of llmse virtues which existed only in the minds of ihe phi- lanihropisls of other limes anil other lands. We me put l ins in practice in llie every day business of life those grand conceptions of which ihey oyt.v dared lo lliink. Uepiihlicnni-m in Amerirn is pi iiclio.il philanthropy. lis spiill has n voire, and it speaks, tiuinpcl longued, lo lis ndtocnles, com manding iliecueigics of their might for ihe Improve ment ol the race. A. 15, For the Fiee Press. Mr. EoiTiin In tny Connor enrnmunico- lion pijitit-d 'A hater of lies,' I pointed out the falsehood nnd utter irrelevancy of the application by the Vim Uiireu papers of the terms federal a ml democrat to the present rganizntinn ol parties in the Untied Stales nl this day, ns calculated lo deceive and mislead the ignorant and uninformed ns in regard to the true ground of difference hot ween the supporters of the present ad ministration in its moa-ures. nnd those who ore opposed to Ihe Panic. I propose in the present article to show in the first place vvhv this little mean petty artifice has been adopted by I he parly in power, and secondly that even admitting the propriety of the use of these terms at ibis time, and thai with nil lite (idiiitn they ailach to lite word Federal or Federalist, ns they uieon to have it understood, it is capablo of Ihe ch-arest demonstration Hint Hie just nppli- pneattnn ol i no terms and Hint ol demo- rrnt will be the exact reverse of theirs. Firs:, then, ol the true motive of the pnrtv in reselling to lite u-e of tho nbnve su. peraiim a ed parly names, to detonate lie present division in political sentiments. This pelly nrtifieo was adopted soon nfter he accPM-inu nl John Q,innev Adninstoihe Presidential chair in 1825. The udtniuis. i rut ion of Mr. Monroe lint) most happily conciliated the old party division, by its wise nnd impartial policy of selpctinn- his Cabinet from both tho federal and demo eratic parties ns ihey stood in 1816, and Hie several clectinns lind began to be made on the ground of civil qualifications, and nients, tho sometimes local and sectional inierest, often caused as spirited competi tion bi'iween two or morn rival candidates. At the Presidential canvass in 1024. there chanced tn be four several candidates, viz: John Qiiincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Henry Ulay mid Win. II. Crawford, nnd hero being no choice in the votes of the Electoral college, t f in election went to the Hoiio tif Congress, when Mr. Clay wnlt drew his name from tho contest and gave his voles lor Mr Adams who received the lection by n majority of I wn votes only. From the circumstance of Gen. Jackson's having the higher number of voles of the Electors, his fruids were much chnrrrind ' and disappointed at tho result, and hardly hod Mr. Adnms began his ndmiuislrutinu re ttin note ol opposition was snnmi.-.,! m i he famous (&. it must be confessed omino isj declaration uf Richard M Johnson tnw Vico President, that 'Mho odininist'ration will be put down, iliough il were nuro ns the ongels in heaven." And the course subsequently pursued by the then oppnsi- iion to oreaK oowu hid Adams administra tion was in perfect keeping with this resolu tion. I hey began to denounce him as a federal ami an intriguer with Clay for his votes, no; withstanding it was well known hat he had acted with the democrats from ibu year 1807. It is tho policy of all dis appointed office seekers vylm know ihey have po virtupg nor talents lo recommend them to tho people, to seek to obtain povvet through tho overthrow of those who stand ill their way by appealing to their preju dices, and throwing ns it were, dust in the eyes of the penplu In blind them to 1 heir truo motives and to tho real issue. It was fur this purn-eo that, thou nntilind them- selves to ranking out and fanning anow Ihe riiiuiiib-ii-u uuais or tormer no lilirnl nrrio I dices, Bviiling themselves of the unpopu FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1838. larity of tho party cognnmen Federalist, ntitl so vico versa; to assist thorn in this dirty dishonest business, and this too when it was known that their champion Gen, Jncksnn himself had recommended to Mr. Monroe, to allay pnity animosity by taking the members ol his Cabinet (rom both po luteal parties. It was by this mean mauou vrc, in part, but we believe mnro by ur gmg tho General's military exploit al Now Orleans that the unprincipled opponents of Mr. Adams succeeded in his overthrow. I say unprincipled, because no honorable man conscious of being engaged in a good cause would descend to ttso such unfair means, knowing as every well inform ed man docs how members of both the old federal and democratic parlies, nre promiscuously disposed among the present Van Buren and Whig parlies' But tho' the incessant endeavors ol I ho present ad ministration parly, to excite the prejudices of the old democrats ng?inl the Wings, as federalists, have had their influence in day past to support the ruling parly, still they have not been able thereby to drive into their ranks huln tit he oft hose who were democrats in 1814, no, nor to keep in those they have got, as Ihe people have already come out and left the administration in a minority. II is not lying and lliat loo in the face and eyes of what honest men know to the con trary, that will avail in duping the minds nf community nltngetliir, or lor a long tunc One thing is notorious in party slang Bittl billingsgate which Ihe self styled democrat Van IJureii loco fnco editors are in the habit of dealing out to their readers, when ihey nffect to charge lite whigs. with being federalists, nnd which it becomes ench man in mark well. This is that while ihey nre assuming the credit of being Jeffersnnian democrats and laying the absolute sin ol federalism al the door of the Wltigs, I liny arc extremely careful not to mention the reproach of having been a federalist to such nl those who opposed the war of 121 1 who have join"d theiii, neither will ihey give the praise of detnocrncy lo those whigs who supported I hal war. Such unfair, one sided dealing on the part of the Van Buren lead crs, isbiifficieni ol itself to brand their cau-e with shame and contempt. The like re mark will apply to ihetr perpetual prating nbout bank aristocracy nnd corruption. Why will not our loco loco neighbor- tell u what shnre I heir parly have had in chartering 8 or 000 banks in the onion, and how many nf ihcir candidates nre officers or stock holders in banks? Will ihey never bear in mind the pointed saying that 'they who live in glass houses nieiusclves should not throw stones al others.'? Thus much for the motives and honesty of the self styled democratic party, in having raked out the embers of former party contentions with winch to excite prejudice against those who stand in their way, names about as pertinent to the purpose ns the application of Ihe Torki-h titles of Vizier, Pacha. Imam and Dervish would be lo cur Atnericnn civil officers.. But it becomes me ere 1 close this communication, lo show further more what I promised in the outset, viz: that allowing ihe application of the term Federal and Democrat, to the present or. ganizalion of parlies as Ihe Van Buren editors would hove us understand them, il will inevitably follow I hal nccordtng to their own showing of the origin of these term?, that Ihcv nre the federalist, and the Wings, the Hue Democrats of our country. The term Federali-t, (say these would be wise heads) was first applied lo those who upon the adoption of the Coui-tHtiiion, or rather when it was under consideration, were for giving ihe more power and influ ence in the government lo the Executive while those who were for preserving a more equable balance lor the people or ihetr representatives woro called republi cans, or democrats. Now, taking this lor our standard, ;i will readily appear on o near view ol ttiesiibj el thai as Andrew Jackon nnd Mnititi Vail liuren, have ns sumed, or aimed nl n-stiming all the power in Hie government tn themselves by arbi trarily selling up their own will against the voice of congress and tho people by vetoing hills passed by that body, nnd when wo lake into consideration the declaration of Presi dent Van Buren in his message last winter that 'the government must lake care or its own nffutrs and let the people lake care of theirs,' they are anything but democratic in practice, ond as iho administration parly advocate and support these tnoitarchial measures, they cert-ainly cannot bo demo crats, though ihey assume tho nauio. The Wing parly on the other band inos much as they have resisted these encrn ich mollis of the oxecutivo on the legislative authorities created by the constitution, are justly entitled to the name of democrats, I recommend therefore to our Van Buren neighbors that we exchange names, in their vncabulary, the Wings being styled Demo criits. and Ihey Federalist. Come gentle men bo honest, and let's have a fair trade, for il is your evtdenco shows that you claim what is not your own. However if you will not give up but that Whig and Federalist, Van Buren and Democrat nro synonornnus, be it so. 1 would rather u thousand times of I must hear your nick names repeated) be dubbed Federalist than posses your patent democracy even in this case, though il sound as odd as the negro boy's spelling that 1 hove heard of, which was u.e.d 6hocpskin. A HATER Or LIES. Huntington, August 17. 1838. "I am an American Citizen " We derive the following gratifying facts from nn occouniof a Into visit lo tho Miueutn of tho College of Surgeons, in Dublin, by u curresppnuent of tb0 Worcester (Mass.

Spy: uIo obtain admission to this Museum, an introductory note from ono of tho mem bers of the Society is gcnerallj required. I was unnwaro nf tho fact nrcviouslv going, and consequently was unprnvidoi! lint, upon slating that I was an America I was immediately admitted. This i.-t n ihe first insinncn in which tny being fnrnigncr, and American, has obtained fi me privileges which otherwise would hav been relused. In former days, the decla nlion ' am a Roman citizen' was an tog of protection to those wbn could say with Irnili. Now, the similar ono, I A an American citizen,' not only onsun protection in Hn country, but opens lo on countrymen places, which, in some instnt ccs. nre clnscd, even to hnglishnien. gained admission forme into the House Commons, on a day when the crowd w so great, and the demands for seats numerous, that the Speaker bad refused granl the privilege to many who had r quested it the ilay upon which the cm sidcrution of llie Queen's inessngo wn before tho Ilnusc, In several other in stances have I been mnro thnn tisunll thankful that I could say 'I am an Ameri can citizen.' " THE CHILD AT PRAYER. 'T was summer's eve, tho rosy light Had faded fiom tho sky, AmI stars came twinkling pure and brigh Through the blue urch on high; And the we"-tern breezes softly stole, To liss the weeping flower, And nature wore her sweetest smile, To b'.css the twilight hour. There sat within a curtained room A mother young nnd fair--What voice enmos softly through the gloom? "P is childhood's voice in prayer ! A cherub boy is knculiug now, Beside t Ii nl mother's knee For sin had taught tho child to bow Bufoio tho Deity. A father on tlio distant deep, A sister slumbering near, A babe upon tho molhch's breast, And that kind mother dear: For every living thing ho loves, His prayer ascends to heaven, And for himself ho humbly asks Each sin may bo forgiven. And in after years when grief Shall bow his spirit down, And tvhen the cold and hitter world Shall meet him wilhn frown, And when allured from virtue's path He treads a dangerous way, Oh ! ho will turn to the blest hour When he first knelt to pray. And the kind hand which then was laid Upon bis silken hair, And tho soft voice which taught him first His simplo words of prayer, Willcotnn again with thrilling power Tn still his pulses wild. And lure him back in (hat dark hour As sinless as a child. The prayer is o'er, tho last fond kiss By that fond mother given ; But rises not from sccno like this, Thai childish prayer to heaven ? It docs, it docs, an angel's wing Has born its tono with joy, And 1 ho earnest blessing which it sought Comes on tho sleeping hoy. THE GARDEN GZHXi OF EDEN BANK. 'Will you ride to Eden Bank, lo day?' said my uncle, the morning alter his return from Kentucky. I laid down toy book, and .-nddled my nng ; for it was one of those bright May mornings when a man seems lo be as properly on hnri-cback, as a bird upon the wing. 'And pray, where is the Rdun Bank?' said I. ns I reached the lane. 'It's the place, answered my uncle. 'Hint belonged lo old Squire S'one, who-e will I've been trying to hunt in Kentucky. It's now in the hands of'Dantel, the eldest son, a man tiuivertally despised as a tin-crable old scoundrel that per.-eculcd his brother John to death, and would have sold Ins skin when dead, if it bad been worth tanning It is said lliat the old man willed the estate tn John, nnd that Daniol has secreted Ihe will, but it's all guess work. I'm going up now to make interest with the old hound for a child that John has left a poor creature thai has no friend in the world, save those God may raise up among strangers. 1 The words of my uncle, the pure clastic air, and the life giving trend nf my horse all conspired to rouse my bnnev. olencc, and tny destrticliveness, till I came very near getting into a passion. All sori of chivalrous plans run not in my brain, end I fought bitlle for many on orphan, nnd cut must venomously, with my riding slick, at every papaw bush, we passed ; indeed I was rising in tny stirrups to utterly nnnihi lain I be possessor of Eden Bank, when the place itself came in sight. It was one of those gently rounded de clivities which nre only seen in the west, and it looped down lo, and half inclosed a liltln prniriu spot of perfect green; upon the bank grew tall and massive trees, under which the sward spread, innocent of under, brush; and through which tho while walled cnttiigo was seen peeping; while upon tho prairio I hero was not n shrub. There v erc wilks about tho house, and flower pots; Ihoro were ynung and fresh orbnrs loo, around the old oaks and Ihe cottage itsell was half covered with clinging vines As wo followed tho winding path among Ihe trees I observed lo my right, a tall, slight, sunburnt girl, in n lilllc chip bonnet, weeding ono of the flower beds ; she looked up. as wo passed, half bowed, I thought, and bent to her labor. Cursing tho old miser that would send n woman lo field work under such a sun. I rodu on deterinm. ed lu have nnoiher peep at those bright eyes, though they did belong to a servant girl. Wo found, 'Daniel tho unjust at homo 5 ho was a big man, with a passionate, va cant face, neither strong nor amiable. 1 but working as though the firce of hisheatll 2 to her frank and kind smile by another, vhir.h il not as swoel had certainly more wonder in it I sat down by her on the bench of turf. She had been reading Miss Edgwortb's 'Simple Susan,' and as I took the little vol ume from her, I snw that tho pngo was blis'ercd with tears. 'A beautiful story,' said I. 'And do you think,' said ihe, 'that it's a story? I believe it's true ;' and then she went on to tell me how there must be such people as Susan, and little Mary, ond Philip ; she said the had known them ever so long; when she was a litlle girl in Ken lucky. She had slept in the woods and dreamt of them, and had lain by Ihe -pring. tinder the sycamore and cried for poor Su san and the little lamb ond ns she spoke, her eyes filled with tears, ond she leant back ngainst the tree, anil looked into the clouds. 'Well,' really thought I again, this is n most wonderful girl lo be hoeing in the flower beds.1 'Would you like.' -aid she, 'logo with me and see the spring?' Now wn I in a pretty fix, to be sure; I liked something about the damsel very much, situ was so open, fiank, pleasant, and imaginative withal; but then for me to be seen, weeping salt tears under the syen more; with old Dan Stone's -eritnnentnl garden-girl, was something I could nut stand. Fortunately, my uncle's shout, cnlhng nio'to horse,' came lo my relict, and wilh an other long shake of the hand, nnd n promise to come again, I got out ol the scrape ns well as 1 could. 'And what have you done for ihe orphan?' Not lung,' said my uncle; nnd so I jumped back lo my dreams of killing tyrants, nnd cutting on Hie lieatM of oltl uncles : and somehow, I found I was doing it all for the dark eyed lady of the thorn bodkin. Every day for a week or more afior thi ride, I sought for nn excuse to revisit the Eden Bank ; but none enmo, ond mv mem ory of the scene in Hie bower became as vague and n pleasant as if it hail been all a dream. Bui one evening my uncle star tied me, inquiring if I would trot over for htm to the Bank next day; of course I said 'ay,' and after a night of queer visions and re-aless sleep, sped oylully to see a servant girl. 'How are the iiiighiy fillen !' I delivered my package, lied my horse to nn oak, and wandering into the grove, half hoping, hall fearing, lo meet my name less msiden of the hoe. I wenl'tn the bower, but she was not Ihoro; I looked over the garden but saw nn sign ol her, and after searching every dell and clump of trees, was about to give up tho hope of meeting her ; when a form, that I felt cer tain of, pist into a log hut just over the run. i made for llie spot at once, knocked, and the door was opened by her. She had on Ihe same check gown, and carried a little child on her arm. 'Thank you,' said she in a whi-per, nnd with a manner that struck me a-- oddly, as did thn Yankee stage driver the Worthy Prince of Sax Weimer when the knight of ihe whip oh-erved, 'If you're Hie man what's 10 ride,' 'I'm the gentleman what's to drive you.' With surprise simi lar in tho Prince's, I say, I received her thanks nnd her orders ; for sho told me the family was sick, and she knew I would help the tick ; nnd with a smile that made even her presumption pleasant, she bndo to go hulf a mile over the hill fur t he doctor, and tell bun to come al once. Of course I did so, and returned with Iho man of phials; wo found her lending the child, nursing the mother, and cooking some queer-looking compound over Hie coals. 'Well,' though. I. that old Stone is nol so bad after all, to send Ins girl, and 6tieli n girl to sec Ins sick tenants; but thinking he might bo mnro liberal of service than cash. I determined to offer my purso lo my friend Etlie, for so Ihe doctor called her, nnd beckoning her from tho room, placed il in her hand. 'Again I thank you,' said she. warmly; "it shall ue spent 111 uoU's service, and he will return it to you fourlold. But 1 iiiu-i not leave them good bye. Come again soon, I often think of you,' and pres sing my hand, she returned to the sick wo man's bed side. 'Sho often thinks of me!' repeated I lo myself, n girl that goes out lo service bv iho month, often thinks of mc!' and I can nsstiro you I did my hp some damage 111 quieting certain bumps ol Bclf-ct-ioeii), &c. However, a week convinced mo that biting tny hps would do no good. I could nol sleqp nor could I eat ; I could neither thinki'liad. work norshavo; my skin be como fevorish, nnd my nails very long. Thcso wcro had symptoms, but Ihey were nothing lo what was going on inside, buch n 'wow, n wtunpus, and a wioling,' as was neither rafne nor liarii, anil rcTJiviu VOI,. XII No. 583 kicked up in tny poor heart, you'vo no idea of. Arc you in love wilh that Jade? growled SclC-cslccm. ' Will you lower yourself by marrying a common help?' whispered Ap probalivcness. 'Is it possible you can think of a girl without education?' sneered tho Intellectual. 'But then what a heart!' answerrd tho Moral. 'Think of her by the sick-bed,' said Benevolence modestly touch, ing my elbow. 'Think of thn salt tears under the sycamore, roared tho sense of the Ridiculous; and so, tho debate went on, nnd I nono the wiser. But though tune ond tide change for no man. the tido nf feeling changes now and then for some women ; so thai, alter a pretty hard civil war, Hie higher sentiments, I am happy lo say ; conquered, and though it was noon, I saddled my pony nt once, nnd before wo reached thn hden Bank you might hava shaved bun without snap. I don't know what led me in iho direction nf 1 lie famous fpring under the sycamore. out at il 1 went, as though the shcriH had been at my heels. Pausing upon the top of the declivity, I looked down, and, as I live! she was there. My resolution to tell her how I loved her, for an instant failed, and then rose again stronger than ever. As I came near, she saw me, and came to mo with both hands outstretched as if sho had read my purpose. 'I have longed to sen you,' she said ; 'for though I have seen you only twice, I know you very well in deed. I sit hero ond dream about you by ihe hour.' This speech unsettled all my resolves again; to be in love with ono be low mo was bad enough, lettling nlone having her dreaming uf me in this fashion ; and yot it was mere simplicity, for she evi dently had nn idea how her words would bo construed; she spoke like a lost child that is full of affection, and void ofall 6us picion, and clings to tho first kind stranger it mcois. 'I was feeding my birds,' she said, 'when you came up; but they are afraid of ynu ond have all flown away.' 'But you aro not afraid of me. Eflie?' said I ! 'Oh no!' she cried. "And would you lika in live with me ?' If you would come and live with me at Eden Bank.' 'But suppos ing I should lake you else where, Effie.' I could not leave the Eden Bank,' she said. 'But supposing I were lo ma'ry you, Eflie?' Sho looked at mc as one just freed from blindness might at the sun. There wa wonder, and joy, nnd doubt in her clear eye, ond scarce lifted lip. I thought it might be she feared her parents would not consent- and said, 'have you a father Effie?' 'No.' And where does your mother live?' 'I have no mother.' Bui you have brothers, sistert-?' 'Not one' 'No rela tive?' 'None but my uncle' 'And who is he?' Eflie. whose head had sunk between her hands when I asked ol her father, now looked up, ond starting to her feet as thj looked, pointed to some object behind me, I turned, il was Daniel Stone, Esq. 'I hal is my uncle,' she said, If there had been time, what a caper I should have out! Shu was not a servant girl, after all ! But oh ! how far different ! She was the oppressed and injured orphan in whose cause I had already slain audi numbers of papaw..blostnins. Now it was clear why she longed lo see mo; clothed by her uncle in the coarsest gatb, and sent to weed his garden, without parent, or brother, or friend I had been kind to her. and to tne had been given those strong and living bonds that should have bound her to the last. These things scarce flashed 011 me, ere 1 he uncle demanded what I did with Ins niece, nnd bade her lo work. Sho would have gone, hut taking her hand I stayed her. 'Mr. Stone,' said I, 'I came here lo ask this young lady to marry tne, not knowing sho was your niece. Your consent yon may give or not as you please; I know yon sir from head to toe, and every dark and dirty hole and corner in that heart of yours. If you like the match, well ; if you will provide for your niece, well again; but I shall ask nothing of you hut lo stand out of the path, and let uj pass.' This speech was not precisely what I would have made it if I had time, but it pleased me pretty well, ond what was more, made the old man do as 1 wished htm to st and nMdo. Even ns she was. I took my bride home, check npron and all. I left her in Iho parlor; nnd going to my uncle's room Uncle.' said I, 'Eflie Stone's down stairs, and I'm going to marry her.' And when, 10 clucidato this remark, I told hiin tho whole tale. 1 found the old roguo had known her all llu while ; but having suspected my error, frnm something I said, had kept silent. He called Sylvia, and hy her aid the fugitive was provided for. 'To-morrow you shall be married,' said my uncle. To morrow came very slowly; but nev ertheless, it came, and went We were married. Everybady has been married, nod it's needless to s'ay any thing about it. After the wedding we had a little sober supper; nl which my old opponent, Mr. Limb, gave us a toast, 'Daniel Sroie, -May ho soon be a Daniel como to Judrr- ment.' It was a bad jnko to him, but every one savo poor Eflie, laughed a proat jejifoaiid hoped it might turn out bo; and t?T5 II UIU, Sumo ten days after our marriacre. mir undo told 1110 wilh a long face that ho learcd wc should have logo to law; though ho hated In set a bad example. It seemed he had a clue to Iho will of old Stone, and hoped to get Iho Bank for mo. Tho suit was instituted, and in two years wo hnrl judgment. Old Daniel did ull iho harm he cnuiu iu 1 no piaco beloro ho leli it, but it was repaired mug ago. The bower where wo first met i dill bo seen, and Effie still weeps over tho same copy of 'Simplo Susan.' A I it t lo lodge uti ueeu uuin over the spring by the syca more; and many an evening dn I spend there, with her whom I loved in the eelh 01 prejudice, nnd whom I hava found, fc'te fourth page, o

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