Buffalo Emporium and General Advertiser from Buffalo, New York on May 28, 1825 · 1
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Buffalo Emporium and General Advertiser from Buffalo, New York · 1

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.THE MJFFAL EMPORIUM, Devoted to the defence of Republican Principles to the support of Agriculture, Commerce, and Manufactures Intelligence and to Religious, Literary, and Miscellaneous subjects. BUFFALO, (N. Y.) SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1825. NO. 39. THE EMPORIUM, fS PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY, BY At their Printing-Office,, Bookstore and Bindery, No. 5, Cheapside. TERMS. The, Emporium will be left a the doors of Village subscribers at -$2,50 per annum. Midi subscribers will be charged Sk.UU verannum. To companies of ten or more,who take the papers el the Office,'' 1,50 per annum. In al cases payment must be made before the expiration of six months, or theprice will be enhanced fifty cents. LT Advertisements left at the o ffice without directions, will be inserted till forbid, and charged accordingly. EFVVb papers discontinued until arrears ges are Saddle, Harness, Trunk, and Military work. NATHANIEL VOS BURGH has taken into Partnership ' ARUNAH RANSFORD in the a- bove business.which will be carried on in all its branches by them, under the firm of Vosburgh &f Hansford, and from their Ions experience in the bu siness, they hope to merit and receive the continued favors ot their old customers and the public generally. They arc now receiv ing a good assortment of stock in their line of business, which may be an inducement to those who wish to purchase such articles to lavor them with a call. NATHANIEL VOSBURGH, ARUNAH RANSFORD. Buffalo, April 2, 1825. 31 1CPN. B. All those indebted to the subscriber, either by note or book account, are requested to make immediate payment. NATHANIEL VOSBURGH, Writing Lessons for Ladies. A Class of Females will commence on il Monday next 3 o'clock P. M. at the house of Mr. A. Inllendar. l adies who are now practising, and those desirous of join ing the class, are requested to call as above, where they will hnd a pleasant room, and good accommodations. Terms will be explained at the room and specimens of different Running hand exhibited. It shall be my first object to impart a style easy and ele-gant,and the best adapted for epistolary purposes. No ruling will be used in anv case. I. GUERNSEY, Buffalo, April 1825 31 Forwarding and Commission Establishment, PRATT & MEECH continue the Forwarding and Commission Business, in this village. Having a large and commodious Ware-House and Dock on Buffalo Harbor, and being asents for an extensive Hint of SoB on tije Kial, and possessing evcrv facility for transacting the above business, they offer their services to the public, as General Agents, for receiving and transporting Merchandize or Produce to any part of the U. States, or the Canadas. They will, if required, make special contracts for transporting Goods from the city of New-York, or Salt from the Onondaga or Montezuma works, to any port on Lake-Eric, or any of the Upper Lake3. They will also contract to transport Ashes and all kinds of Produce, from any Port on the Lakes or elsewhere, to this. New-Yoik, Montreal, or any other market to which the owners may direct. Being determined on doing their business on as liberal terms as any establishment in the country, they hope to receive that support which thair exertions to please may merit. CFLiberal Advances will at all times be made, on Ashes or produce of any description, consigned to them to sell, in this or any other market. Buffalo, April 9. 32 GREEN-HAVEN. THE Village of Green-Haven, on the E-ric Canal and Tonnewanta Creek,ei:;ht miles west of Lockport, and eleven miles from the Niagara river, is pleasantly situated on high and drv banks : the Tonnewanta Creek and Erie Canal forming a junction in its centre. The local situation of the Vill-aga, the fertility of the country about it, the rapidity of its settlement, the roads and navigable waters leading to it, all conspire to render it a pleasant and flourishing Village. Most of the lots are now for sain by the subscribers, on both sides of the Creek and both sides of the Canai, on fair and liberal terms. N. B. Our friends and the public are requested to recognize the name of Green-Haven, and let all communications be directed accordingly ; as no other name will be known by us for said Village. Clark Hilton, Jere L. Jenks, Oliver Adams, Moses Putney, Adam Lewis, Jason Gould, James Baky, C. W. Harcey, Benjamin Jones, 11. P. Smith, Jacob Vosburgh, Asa Ransom, Thomas Keehr, Gurdon G. Cook, Elias Persons, I). G. Morse. March 26. 30 S. BALL, Watch-Maker, Jeweller, Sfc. A; c. FOUR doors south of Rathbun's E.igle Tavern, continues to repair and warrant Musical, Repeating, Patent Lever. Duplex, Horizontal and" Plain WATCHES, with care and despatch. All kinds of HTSILVER WORK made to order, on short notice, and in the best style. ENGRAVING handsomely executed ; and the he highest price paid for OLD GOLD and SILVER. Buffalo, Sept. 4, ltf CAST IRON TLOUGUZ. JETHRO WOOD'S CAST-IRON Improved Patent Ploughs, which for cheapness, durability, simplicity and ease to the team, are acknowledged to excel any other now in use. nre made, sold and warranted by the subscribers, nearly opposite the Eagle Tavern, Buffalo. EPThe Castings are made at Albany and Troy, which are considered superior to any made in the western country JOSEPH H. SMITH & CO. Buffalo, (4tb mo.) April 2, lt!25t, 3f An Irishman vent one day into an eatin house, and asked what was the charge for dinner. "Eighteen pence," was the reply "And what for slipper ?" "A shilling." "Well," replied Pat, "I'll just take supper." -1 ttomey, Solicitor, and Counsellor, TT EEPS his office a few paces west of JLlk. Weeds store, tswan street, Buffalo Jan. 8. 20 SETH&C. CHAPTN, Have just received a complete assortment of DRUGS ; MEDICINE ; PAINTS ; OILS: DYE' WOODS ; DYE STUFFS, &c. U Which they offer for sale on the most liberal terms. Buffalo, Sept. 4, 1824. , A UNIFORM MILITARY COAT, SUITABLE for a militia officer, for sale cheap. Apply at the Clothing Store, to A. BEERS. Buffalo, May 6, 1825. 34 A new supply of Columbian SPELLING-BOOKS, HASjust been received at No. 5, Cheap-side, and will be sold at "wholesale o tail. Feb. 5. Lq MotVs COUGH DROPS. f I iHIS Elixir is not offered to the public as IL infallible, and a rival to all other, but as possessing virtues peculiarly adapted tothe present prevailing disorders ot the breast and lungs, leading to consumption A timely use of these drops may be considered a certain cme in most cases of Common Colds. Cnvglis, Influenza, Whooping Cough, Pain in the side, D' fpculty of breathing, Want of sleep arising from debility : and in Spasmodic Asth ma, it is singularly efficacious. A particular attention to the directions accompanvmg each bottle is necessary. the following certificates from respectable gontlemen, plivsicians and surgeons, are sub joined, to show that this composition is one which eniigiuenea men are disposed to regard as efficacious and worthy public patronage : ' Having examined the composition of Mr. A. Crosby's imorovement upon La Mott's Cough Drops, we have no hesitation to rec ommend them to the public as being well a- dapted to those case sof disease for which ho recommends it. Doctors Jonathan Dorr, dated Alhanv,De-cember 4, 1824, Into of Athens, Ohio ; James Post, of White Creek, February 14th, 1825; Watson Sumner and John Webb, M. D of Cambridge, Feb. 20th, 18'5; Solomon Dean, of Jackson, January 20th.l825. Mr. A. Crosby I am pleased with this op portunity of relating a few facts, which may serve in commendation of your excellent Cough Drops. For ten years I was afflicted with a pulmonary complaint ; my cough was severe, my appetite weak, and my strengtli failing. I used many popular medicines, but nly found temporary relief, until by a con tinued use of your valuable drops, I have been blessed with such perfect health as to render further means unnecessary. KEV. t.BENEZER HARRIS. Salem, N. Y. Jan. 12, 1825. rr Prepared bv A. CROSBY. sole nroDri- etor, Cambridge, N. Y. who signature will be affixed in his own hand writing to each bill of directions. Be particular that each bottle is enveloped in a sterentope or check label, which is struck on the same bill with the directions. Sold wholesale and retail bv O. & S. Cros by, Columbus, Ohio, and hy special appointment at wholesale, by ICFPK &. yZi:SCR, and retail by S. & C. CHA-PIN, Buffalo. Each bottle contains about 45 doses. Price one dollar single ; nine per dozen. 34tf SCYTHES, At No. 4 Clieapside, S0doz. J.Cranes.'warranted Scythes, a superior article,! iust received and for sale unusually low by the dozen or single. Also, Harris's C. S. Scvthes. 37m3 WM. HOLLISTER & Co. WRAPPING PAPER, 17 OR. sale at the Book-Store of : LAZELL & FRANCIS. March. 2C. Lemons, Oranges, &c. M BOXES Fresh Lemons and Orances; 40 LEGHORN HATS, different Nos. elegant, just received by 11. UAL'OjN. April 30 35 HENRY WHITE, and PHILANDER BENNETT, Attorneys and Cminsrllors at Law and Solicitors in Chancery, KEEP their Office on the east side of Main-street, nearly opposilethe Jour nal printing Office. Sept. 18, 1S24. PAPEKHANGINGS. LAZELL & FRANCIS, H AVE just received a new supply of Pa per Hangings; which will be. sold low. Nov. E) TAILORING. IT. SHERWOOD, EESPECTF.ULL Y i n forms his friends and , the publi", that he has taken a shop in the store occupied by Mcssrs.llall & Barber, 8 a t-lotlinig More, second door north ot the stone Tavern in Main-Street, where he will ive the strictest attention to all business in is line, entrusted to his management. It shall be his constant aim, not only to obtain the latest and most approved fashions, but to observe punctuality in all his engagements. Ho flatters himself that work done by him shall not prove inferior to any done in either of the other shops in this Ihigc Dig thanks are due for past favors and his old customers are respectfully re-questedto renew their calls. March 26. tfJO ittasontc. fiTThe following address to LA FAY- P.TTP.. was delivered hv Maior T. P Schnv- lec, in behalf of the Masonic Brethren Spartan Lodge, Georgia. Venerable and Beloved Brother, The courtesy of my Brethren, has Assigned me the pleasing and honora ble, through arduous station, of act ing as the organ of their grateful bosoms, and expressing to you the un feigned satisfaction which dilates their hearts at your approach. While I feel a consciousness of my inability to discharge the trust, I am solaced with the belief of an extension to wards ine of your brotherly charity. , It is with no small emotions of joy that we now welcome you to our I own, our Lodges, and the inmost recesses of our overflowing bosoms ; in which are blended, m sweet unison, the live liest feelings of grateful fricndsliip and brotherly love ; to express the ar dour of which, language is but a fee ble agent. In receiving vou with open arms, we embrace one ot tiie latnersot our now gloriously rising Republic, whose disinterestedness is unequalled, in bavins; resigned a princely fortune, a titled station, the homage of depenl- ants, and the favour of kings ; and connng to a strange land, sharing with the then rebels, your purse, your blood, and risking your life in suppor- ting the glorious cause of liberty the birth-right of men, but the death perceived at the outset the remote con-of legitimates. A recital of the vari- sequences of the gross excesses of the ous scenes through which you passed French Revolution, He foresaw that in that ever memorable and brilliant contest, and the actions which crown- ed the heads of your compatriots and vour ftwn in never fading laurels, and at one secured to you the respectful, but dignified homage of grateful free- m?n and the plaudits ot posterity, would perhaps on this occasion be ir- relevant : suffice it to say, that your deeds live in the memories and your virtues in the hearts of freemen, and in none more glowing than those whose mystic ties tend to strengthen the two-fold Cord. Wp have- had many great and vir tuous men who, like yourself, have passed under a hieing Arch, and have viewed with commingled cmo- I tions ot surprise and delight, the splendour of the Cap Stone; but hone, Brother, who have passed through greater vicissitudes than yourselt, nor I have experienced in a greater degree the consolation ot an approving con- seience. ies, Mr, you have gone through many varied scenes, since the Great I AM placed you on the stage of action, and have, no doubt, when in pour most trying moments of adversi ty, relied on, and found, that the Grand High Priest above gave you that support which he extends to all the faith ful. That you may continue to receive the highest tokeps of His favor in this world, and when it shall please him to call you hence, that you may have the Signet of, and gain admittance to, the Grand High Council a-bove, there to listen to the dulcet melody which all worthy Craftsmen will hear, and which will fall with symphony on their ears. "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world," is the ardent prayer of your ever grateful and loving Brethren. To this address the General replied in substance, that the kindness with which he had been received in the United States, was a .source of the highest gratification that among the many testimonies of respect which had been shewn him, none could be more grateffil to his feelings than those from his Masonic Brethren", and he tendered his sincere thanks for the pleasure which this interview had afforded him. PORTRAITS No. II. The portrait of Mr. John Adams is that one, amongst those of all our Presidents, before which we ought the longest to pause. His patriotism has never been questioned, although the spirit of party has given to political principles an equivocal complexion. They were not dubious in the legislative and judicial conflicts pre liminary to the American Revolution ; they were not doubtful on the Decla- rat. on of Independence : they were as decided in Lurope as in the United States. It was only in the Presiden- cy that his principles were supposed I to have been biased by an inclination I to aristocracy. But if we review I them .vith a sober thoughtfulness, they will be found to bear the test of rigid examination, and to have been I consistent with the interests of the I country and public sentiment at the present day. John Adams became Chief Magis- trate when the rulers of Revoltitiona- ry France, flushed with success, were arrogant, and when reformers were I influenced with notions of the bound less regeneration and perfectability of nations. Authority, in its mildest of form, was regarded as a burden Le gal restraint, though proceeding from the Keprescntatives of the people tairly elected, was denounced atyrau ny ; and almost every act of the Gov ernment was considered as tainted with corruption. These convictions were alleged, not by a small faction but by a powerful party ; not by the ignorant alone, but by many men of learning, science, and wealth. To preserve the good order of the com munity without violence, to induce acquiescence in the measures of ad ministration by the application of rca son and argument, and, admit the throes of European revolution, to en force respect for the country abroad, was not a light task. 1'arties were not disposed to be pleased. The ex travagant clamours of the one, exci ted the animosity of the other. Al tercation was exasperated by the ef fort to wrest the Executive reins out of the hands of a certain class of lead ing statesmen, and to place them in those ot a different description; and thus situated, the President found it difficult to pursue the course indicated by his own impartial judgment, with- I out giving onance to Ins professed I friends or avowed enemies. Mr. John Adams was imbued with I a spirit historically prophetic. He a passion for liberty would degener- ate into a passion for conquest ; that the defence of the new Republic a- gainst roval and foreign leagues, would produce formidable armies ; that the triumphs of these armies would in- spire national pride ; and that the sound doctrines of rational freedom would be postponed or slighted for the pursuit of military dory. How just these anticipations were, how fatal was their realization, the atrocious massacres of the Robesperian reign, the martial, magnificent, and tremen- ous sway of Nepoleon, his frightful reverses and disastrous downfall, too fearfully and truly tell It is the duty, but it is not always favourable to the present popularity of a ruler, to act upon the probability ot future results. The generality of mankind do not see them ; and, influ enced by the immediate pressure of surrounding circumstances, yield to readily to the impulses ofthemonent lime and opportunity are afforded for perversiou ; artful politicians in sinuate impurity of motives and im propriety of design ; and neither hon esty nor sagacity often meet with ind ited reward until posterity occupies the scene, and envy and jealousy have been subdued by death. In proceed ing upon the contemplation of what was likely to be the ultimate issue ot the convulsions of Europe in con tempt of current appearances, Mi- Adams sacrificed temporary personal advantages for the subsequent benefit of the Uuion. There is no recorded trace of his devotion to Great Britain ; none of a settled hostility to France If he urged war upon the latter for her manifold insults and outrages, he also made peace with her, removed an inconvenience, and saved the United States, from the dilemma of violating their national faith or exhausting their national resources. The sruarnn'tee of the French West-India Islands, from which they were absolved by the treaty of 1800, was a weighty respon sibility, and one of solemn import. Circumvented in the measures of his Cabinet by Mr. Pickering, assail ed in his policy by the pen of General Hamilton, reproached, derided, and reviled by the republican party, he was compelled to seek safe counsel chiefly from his own reflections ; and if there were occasions on which he manifested irritation, candor may ascribe it to the peculiarity of his situation. It is in saints alone, or, per haps, in philosophers in retirement, and not in men engaged in the direction of human affairs, that we should expect to find a total indifference to the infidelities of associates, the car-piugs of rivals, and the unceasing im putations of inveterate adversaries. Ot all the measures of Mr. John Adam's administration, there are hut two which have not been profusely imitated by his successors. The navy, the army, fortifications, banking, tax es, war, and constitutional consttic- tions, have all been carried to a great er extent than he ever proposed or ef- fected. If the Alien and Sedition laws were enacted during his Piesi dency, they were more the offspring of party zeal than of a premeditated determination to infringe the liberty of speech and of the press. They have passed away, and every one now agrees that they were neither salutary nor expedient. If one person more than another was censurable for these enactments,, recent political revels tions point to their author with une ring certainty, and exonerate Mr. Ad ams irom the charge of having bee their active instigator. A scholar, a jurist, a diplomatist, an author and a statesman, Mr. John Ad ams has given proofs of deep study. much learning, eminent talents, ori ginally of thought, a rich and ready style of writing, and enlightened views. With strong natural feelings, the dis cipline of his mind has not, in every instance, been capable ot suppressin ins emotions ; and ot tins ins oppo nents have taken advantage. But the character of a man is not to be draw from occasional sallies, which fori exceptions to tne more general an prominent features of his intellectual aspect. Time will brighten the hue of his virtues, while the insignificant imperfections will pass from the vision and the memory. He has read much observed much, reflected more, seen and considered society in al! its pha ses ; and the fruits ot Ins wisdom will survive, as aliment to those who are disposed to profit bv the lessons of ex perience, and to imbibe knowledge from the productions of an inqiiisi tive and intelligent mitul, winch, to extreme old age, has preserved un usual vigour. A few strokes'of the pencil will fin i his character. A masculine mind an ardent temperament, a quick per ception, a wise forecast, learlessness of consequences, indicate him to he among the first men of his aire, and one of the sages of America. 'ijc STrts mu S timers. FOR THE EMPORIUM RECEIPTS rGR THE LADIES. Wc extract the following from the manu script receipt book of a first rate house-keeper. It may be of use to young married ladies. Composition Cake. One pound of flour, one of sugar, half a pound of butter, seven eggs, hall a pint of rreaki, and a gill of brandy. Tea Cake. Three cups ot sugar, three eggs, one cupof butter, one cup of milk, a small lump of puarlash, and make it nut quite as stiff as pound cake. Loaf Cake. Five pounds of flour, two of sugar, three quarters ot a pound ot lard and the same quantity of butter, one pint of yeast, eight eggs, one quart ot milk ; roll the sugar in the (lour ; add the raisins and spice after the first rising Pint Cake. One pint of dough, one teacup of sugar, one of butter, three csgs, one tea spoon full of pearlash, with raisins and spices. Soft Gingerbread. tea cups of flour, three of molasses, one of cream, ono of, butter, one t.ible spoon full of ginger, and one of pearlash. Wafers One pound of flour, quarter of a pound of butter, two eggs beat, one glass of wine, and a nutmeg. Jumbles. Three pounds of flour, two of sugar, one of butter, eight eggs, with a little carraway seed ; add a little milk if the eggs aro not sufficient. Soft Cakes in little pans. One and a half pound of butter rubbed into two pounds of flour, add one wineglass of wine, one of rose wuter, two of yeast, nutmeg, cinnamon and currants Diet I'read. One pound of flour, one of susar, nine esgs, leaving out some of the whiles, a little mace and rose water. Wonders. Two pounds of flour, three quarters of a pound of sugar, half a pound of butter, nine eggs, a little mace and rose-water. Jt Light Cake to bake in cups. Une and a half pounds of sugar, half a pound of butter rubbed into two pounds of flour, one glass of wine, one of rose water, eight eggs and half a nutmea. Sponge Cake. Five eggs, half a pound of sugar, and a quarter of a pound of Hour. Another. One pound of sugar, nine eggs, the weight of four eggs of flour ; beat the yolks and whites separate ; mix the sugar and eggs together before you add the flour ; a little nutmeg. Another. Five cegs, three cups of flour two of sugar, and a little cinnamon. Pound Cake. lliree eggs, nine spoons lull ol butter, three ol sugar, and three Hand fulls of flour. Dough Cake. Two coffee cups of dough, two ol sugar, one and a half ot butter, eight eggs, two tea spoons full of pearlash, wine and plums; add very little flour. Cream Cake. i our cups ot nour, three of sugar, one of butter, one of cream, five eggs, one tea spoon full of pearlash ; rub the butter and sugar together, then add the rest. Shrewsbury Cake. One pound ot Hour, three quarters of a pound of sugar, three quarters of a pound of butter, four eggs, one nutmeg, one glass of brandy. Clove Cake. Three pounds oi nour,, one of butter, one of sugar, three eggs, two spoons full of cloves mix it with molasses. Cuke. One tea cup ol uutter, two ot su gar, three of Hour, and four eggs. Cooties. une lea cup oi nutter, one ol sugar, one egg, ana nour. To boil Ham. It should be boiled in a large quantity of water, and that for a long time one quarter of an hour for each pound the rind to be taken off when warm. The ham is most palatable when cold, and should be sent to the table with eggs, horse-radish and mustaid. This allbrds a cheap repast at any time of day. Bread pudding. -we pound oi son oread or biscuit, soaked in one quart of milk, run through a sieve or cullender ; add seven eggs, three quarters of a pound of sugar,one quarter of a pound of butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, one gill of rose water, one pound raisins, half a pint of milk; bake three quarters of an hour, middling hot oven. Rice Pudding. Halt a pint ot rice, six ounces of sugar, two quartsof milk, salt, butter, and allspice, put cold into a hot oven, bake two and a half hours. Indian Pudding. Three pints of scalded milk, seven spoons full of fine Indian meal, stir well together while hot, let it stand until cooled, add four eggs, half pound of butter, spices and sugar -bake four hours. fHoral ana lUltgtous. The following article we extract from the "Religious Advocate," a semi-monthly paper, of the ICth inst. printed at Rochester a well conducted publication. It is a letter from Mrs. Wade, of the Burman Mission, to hei aunt in this country. The letter commences in the night in which Mr. Hough and Mr. Wade werecanied off, bound in chains, by the Burmans, and imprisoned. May 10, 1824. "Mrs. Hough and I now sat down in silent sorrow, and almost in despair, for every moment we expected the Burmans in the night, according to their custom, to plunder our house, and in such a defenceless state, dreadful indeed must be our situation. About i 2 o'clock, some friendly Burmans came to inform us that several English ships had reached the town, at the same time we were assured, by our Burman Christians and all around us, tliat when the first gun was fired upon the town, every white man would be immediately massacred. My dear aunt, the distress of that long night can never be described, uur gooa-Christian, Mating Shawabe, seemed to participate very deeply in our sorrows, assured us that liod was able toueiiv- er our husbands, and falling upon the Hour, offered up a most fervent peti tion, in their behalf. It was a most srtleinn season. I thought it was no other than the house of God, and the very gate of heaven. At last the moi ning dawned, and we learned that no ship had reached the town. Mrs. Hough addressed a let ter to an Armenian gentleman, of her acquaintance, who was quite influen tial among the Burmans, begging him to exert his influence in favour of Mr- II. and W. He returned an answer, saying that he had already made eve ry exertion tor his own satety. we sent our husbands breakfast and a letter, requesting permissioa to share their horrid prison. Thus the morn- ug passed in this dreadful state of sus pense, until we tormea the tiesperate resolution of preparing their dinners, and carrying it to them ourselves. The consequence could not be worse than our anticipated fate. I was more composed to day than last night ; but oh, what a scene did my past life pre- entto my mind, in view of the bar of (rod, before which I expected imme- uately to appear, and how very im perfect and impure seemed my devo- lon to God ; yet he who has said, my grace is sufficient for thee,ve; ified his iromise, for I never before felt such a weet assurance that my name was written in heaven. While our dinner was preparing, the ships arrived, and the ensacemcnt commenced. Our house, although a mile from town, hook extremely, and some halls pas sed by. All the Burmans around tis fled.except Maung Shawabe.;; he be ed us with many tears to flee, also aying, if the Burmans could find us, they would certainly kill us, as well as our husbands, vve well Knew this ras the custom of the Burmans ; but our distress for those dearer than our lives, rendered danger and safety a-like to us. After son.c time, however, wc concluded to go a short distance, to the Portuguese Church, where we heard many families were assembled; but when we reached the place, the Catholick priest would not admit a female into it. We, therefore, put on a Burman dress, overour gowns, black- . ed our faces, and sat down in an open place with many females, hoping to pass unnoticed ; but we were informed that the Burmans were iu search of us, and also saw several men near; we, therefore, fled from this place to a house, where we soon beheld, O ! hew can Irelate it, we beheld our husbands led by, with all the prisoners, towards the place of execution. They were almost naked, and chained in such a manneri that they could scarcely walk. My first impulse was to follow, and share the fate of my husband ; but a moment's reflection convinced me that such a meeting must certainly destroy all fortitude of mind, so necessary on such an occasion ; and I fell up nthe floor, almost insensible of what 1 suffered. Mrs.- Hough lay near me, as pale as death, and all around me iu great distress. We were soon aroused from this state, by being turned out of ; doors. We next sought refuge in a . small wood, where several females had retired, when we were again assured that the Burmans were in search of us. The firing from the ships increas-ed, and many large balls fell around us ; can you imagine, my dear aunt, what must have been the feelings of my heart, at that moment ? I felt that I was a lonely widow, and expected every moment to fall into the hands of my husband's murderers. I took my Bible, which was the only thing that 1 took from my house, and am sure its precious promises were never so sweet. I was perfectly composed, and O ! how I felt toadmirethe riches of that-grace which could reach-fallen man. I looked upon death, it was disarmed, of its terrors, and not

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