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..V - 'Y, . 1 :. : I - y : "V? A, . r xw - roRX KrEXixo post. SATURDAY, MA30. . ..frm0u National Adrorate. XUUia fintt - Although, there bu been m eppngnatkia to the collection of fine in this itaU - , tioder (bt law of the United States, yet attempts bare frequently been made to reader the court - . martial and officer odious to the people par - ticularlf by the Evening Pott. Tbe following remit of aa attempt to mitt payment of mili - . tia floe shew that the law will be promptly . ecoted, and every good ciutest will appro? e of! - uu decision: 1 M. - Nathan Lukina, of Montgomery county, - Pennsylvania, for refuting to par aiu'tia one, - .' and rttiihnr Iht ttTictr sent ta collect it, hai been . eotenced.by the United 8tal circuit court, atPbUadelpliia, to pay a fine of 4150,. and be . imprisoned 0 months." If Mr. Noah uppoee that the United State' circuit court hare popuhed a aaa a a criminal t for not paying a militia fine, J beg: hi" to read " tbe article once more. He will And urn we ranuury punishment inflicted, wai for resist - tog tbe officer in the discharge of hi doty, in . ejucuting a legal precept, which .tu at any rate, a tufnclent authority for Mm. 1 n sup - ' " position of Mr. Noah betrayjrjtet ignorance of - - the nature of one institution. A to what be .b pleased to term mj attempt to render pur e court - martial odious, hoi little aware of the ' proof in my possession. , All in good lime, sir. Before you y any tiling more on thii subject, permit me to adviie you to make yourself a lit t tie bettor acquainted with fact t aaJ among o - - Jlber things, H may aet be ami to direct your ' v enquiries into the existence f any law for con ' stilutiiig and conducting courts - martial ; and . "particularly. Whether the act of 1814, riving them powers, did not expire with the war by itt ' own limitation ? Tour neat enquiry may not he idly turned to discover, whether exempt, and ' t even noa residents bare not been amerced and fined for noa attendance? Softly, sir. (. J'nc - Markct races, L. . On Toesdty we are ' told there was soiae good racing over the course at New. Market. The wittaing horse, Amu if Eclipse, owned , by gen. Cole, run the Ant beat of three mile in 3 sb. 4 sec. and the second in 0 m. 6 ec, beating, , wim mm, BM - uuu ot new - Jeney ana Viae yn tyed Susan; the latter distanced. ' ',' Second day, Ctckpf the Rock, owned by gen. Coles, who took tbe pune easily from Frost' ' coh ( baring run the two mile In the short time . ot 3 o. 65 sec. and the second heat In 3 min. 64 v tec. Both Eclipse and Cock oftheReck are four year old colt out of Duroc. Launch. At half pat 5 o'clock this after - , noon, will be launched from Eckford' yard at , Manhattan Mand, the ihip Hector, 360 ton bur - : then, owned by John Graham 4 Co. Ebe is to .be commanded by capt. CUlender, and it intended for a regular trader between this port and Liverpool. In point of workmanship, beauty, ' and ekgant accommodations, it i said the will cotniare with any ship belonging to this port. It It a tubject of great complaint amongst the rocrehtnU, tbattiDce the new rerenue law bat gone into operation, they are subjected to enormous eipencea for cartage and storeage, tc.ic.lc. Whether the gorernmentortheir ' irenu derive anr benefit from this, is of no cousequence to the merchant : they must pay ' tbe money. . We understand that it it in contemplation to muke a representation of facts at Washington, and that a meeting of the concerned fur that purpose, will shortly be called. The naxfy commissioner! at Washiugtoo huve given notice to . the friend of the officer nn J crew of the United Stales' vetitls in the Modi - . terranean, that the brig Exporter will tail from the nary - yard at Washington, for Gibraltar, iu the course of eight or ten days, aud that they tan seq;l any letters they may wish to convey, by her. Extract of a letter from Baltimore, datid May ;. - .. Kith, 1818.. No 3673, the first drawn number in the Surgical Lottery this day, being tbe last day of drawing, and entitled to the capital piixe of $100,000, waon of fifty tickets, told to a company of 0 persons it) this city, by James L. Hawkint, q. Cashier ofth franklin Bank, and one of the mtnagert of the Lottery. Each person therefore will be entitled to 5000 dollars. Jliylum for Iht itof and dumb We hav just received a pamphlet from a friend iu HartlorJ, containing a report of the institution erected at that pkice for the education and instruction of 4ha deaf and dumb, and which we cannot refrain from presenting to our readsrs entire, as one of the sweet mterestinf we erer read. Of all the socio Oct that hr sprung up for bettering thecotuli lion of mankind, no oae presents such an aspect of purej unmixed benerolenco,'a tliis before us, or more forcibly appeal for assistance and encou ragement to the breast of the humane. Tin Connecticut Asylnm i an honor to that slate and an honor to (be city of Hartford which tbe Uni ted Mates might envy. , , T Iht patrons and friend of iht COXNECTl - CLT Abi'WJd, for Iht education and tn - itruelion xf deaf and dumb ptrtom, iht rfi - , reefers rttptcifullu vrtstnl tht J allowing RETORT. The hutorr of its past year furnishes a new occ.toa of gratitude to Almighty God, to all who feel mUreateJ in the welfare ot the Aevlum During this period, the pupils have enjoyed an. unusual degree of health, and we again wilnesr their return, delighted at the proniect which in coming year atords teem cf duihestic enjoy, meat Willi each oltier, and of further imiirove. meat n ioU Uectul and religious knowledge. Many thanks are due to the " author of everv good and perlcct gift," for the various blessings Which hs h is sraitertd in tlie paths of the? our nnforuuate tellow - beinp; eniatly for the )TOrumiraine me ana neai Ln ol their wor Uiy coBiiiaruon in umfortuuc, to whoie faithful and ucceful labor, under God, they aud Uieir inenus owe souuen; lor tlie reni.rkabl ie defp.. reoce add obedience which ther have irenerallT exhibited towards those who tuve !:.! th . of then; for the t - itriful industry with which each other." They have secured, also, lb uni - vuaal snWina and mUchi of their acqaaiatan - c iu the town In which they reside. And tbi deserved nrske la WtnsaJxlDoa them, Bot to excite their vanity, but for the better purpose of eucouraging them in the way m weu ui i aCorliot;cuoUtie lo tneir iruwui "" w add, of leading all woo foe! interested in their nappines, to think bow mucn grauiuue ou to that Saviour, by whose cootinoal mtsrcessMO a mn rmfnrtm hsva descended from the source of all eood. to sooth and to cheer them. Thus far the labors of the instructor bave been principally directed to the improvement of tbe pupil m wnlun uwptafe, jnuu iu mu; avenue to the rariou department of knowledge which book contain, and which must, forever, be inaccessible to the deaf and dumb, until they become familiar with the power and use of let ten in their rariou form and combination. 7Vs,alo, it necessary eveo for the purposes of their common intercourse wiw maoJuna, most whom know Both id f of the manner in which thoughts can so easily and distinctly be expres sed by sign and gesture. Some simple lesson, however, hare been given tbe pupil in astronomy and geography; and their view of the world which they inhabit bave been much enlarged by occasional descriptions of its mightyjuid diversified population, with its varieties of climate, manners, customs anu go vernment. Still, correct orthography, the mean ing of words, and their combination into phrase and sentences,. have been tbe object of instruction to which the attention of the teachers has been, and must, for some considerable time to come, yet oe, principally uirectea. I tie mag nitude of Uieir task, in this respect, wiu doutii - le?( be duly appreciated by all reflecting minds, when it is considered, bow many year of pa tient labor must Le bestowed even upon those youth who are in possetsion ol all their faculties, before they are able to read and write their mo ther tongue correctly t possessing too, as they do, a most invaluable privilege of which the deaf and dumb are deprived the constant op' portunity of learning lauguage by their daily intercourse with mankind. How far the use of written Innzutge, a a medium for the communication of thought, has been luccesifully taught in the asylum during me pan year, may be perhaps estimated from a few specimens of the composition of some of the most advanced nam nilvrtlv arf truu with re gard lo though'., stylo, choice of words, and or tbography, which are annexed to this report. Of the general success, too. which has crown ed the labor of the instructors, and the very faithful and assiduous applicaf ion of tbe pupils, the director deem it but justice lo say, that it has removed the doubt of many incredulous, and the foreboding of many fearful persons; that it ha tettled the question of the practicabi lity of affording ample, useful instruction in the varion department of intellectual and religious knowledge to the intellectual deaf and dumb; that it ha gained the decided approbation of those who bave visited the school ; and, that, to far a the information of the director ha extended, it hat equalled tlie most sanguine expectation of Ih parent and friend of the pupil. Much time and patient labor, however, will yet be necessary to place this infant establish ment upon such a basis that it can enjoy 11 the facilities of improvement which a loner course of experience ha furnished to similar institutions in urope. rhe system of instruction, in its re - neral outlines, is like that so successfully pursued in tbe institution ia Paris. It sprung from the wonderful geniu of the Abbe da L'Epee. His successor is tbe venerable Abbe Stcard, who still, in the decline of life, enjoy all the freshness and energy oT youth, and like some i lately tree of tlie forest, extending its arms, as if for the support and protection of the plant which fondly encircle its trunk, fpreads his parental care over the unfortunate children to whose happiness hi talent aud lil'o have been devoted. 1 his father of the deaf and dumb, is now exhibiting, even to this new world, the most satisfac tory proof of the admirable perfection to which be ha carried the system of hi predef sor, in inn attainments ol his interesting and worthy pupil. Tlii system, however, so matured in ail it philosophical principles, and so sure of effica cy in its practical result, is yet, iu tome respects, to be accommodated to the peculiar structure and idioms of onr own language. The regular course of lersoos iu the aylum is jet to he reduced to method, anJ its instructors, wi'Ji the exception of Mr Clerc, lo whom our country will ever be indebted for the possession of hi curious arid ingenious art, are yet, under his skill and gui'iaucc, to be trained lo the complete mastery ol tlie ttiuoco aud practice or their pro fission. The instructors have felt it to Le their duty lo xrt themselves to convey useful religious knowledge to their pupils, and there is reason to believe that their exertions have not been without (ucrc. In a regular serit of written lec tures, always explained and illustrated by signs, the principal event recorded iu the tarred volume, with some of it essential dottriucs, bave been communicated to tbe most attentive group ofexpoctnuts with delight, which perhaps the eye ever witnessed. To their astonished view has been opened the tublim idea of the luflnite and Menial Uod, the Creator and Sustaiuer of all things, concerning wlse exUtence and charac ter some of these imprisoned minds seemed to have had scarcely any conception, while those f mature age, who bad been led by the instruction of their friends lo the contemplation of some Doing in the heavens, evidently had formed of him the most crude, and, in some iu - lances, the most absurd notion. A knowledge, also, of the soul's immortality, of a future' state of retribution, and of the manner in which their eternal existence may be rendered happy, has neen, in part at least, uufoUlcd to them. I hey have been taught, loo, how much love they owe to their Heaveuly Father; bow they ought, by their own expressive language of signs, te pray to him ; aud how they are t - ouud to imitate the example ot Christ in tlie habitual exercise ol charity and good - will towards all their fellow - men. The more advauced pupi'u have under - tnod these truths to a very considerable extent, and all have made such progress iu the acuuiii linn of religious knowledge, as to (auctiou tlie belief, that nothing but persevering efforts will be necessary for the complete dev elopement to their minds of those truths, the understanding aud brlicl ol whan, under the blessing or God, will conduct to their own present and future happiness, and fit them for usefulness in the world. It is a fact, too, which ought to encourage the hoes, and animate the prayers, of all Die friends of the asylum, that the knowledge already imparted lo the pupils ha had a very happy influence upon them ; while the eager - nest with which they receive imtruction, aud the interest with which they often converse about it, with their teachers, and auior.g themselves, afford a truly animating prospect. biore tbe commencement of the Aylum, its expanses have been more considerable than the public seem generally to be assure ol. It was at first necessary, that the Principal should viit Europe; be brought back with him a most valu able professor of the art of teaching the deaf and dumb; they spent several months in travelling tnmogh some parts of our country lo awaken public attention and procure public bounty ; the school room ha needed stationary, and sl&las of a very large use lr each pupil, betide smaller status and oilier furniture ; tlie dwelling house ns been provided with suitable accommoda' l,im" "ow fnm th mcrea of pupils, ther bare pursued their studies; and for tttei umler of - Uich bs risq from twenty - harmony and good will thichhave inariceJ th ir'""' T' - h0ie names appeared in the last report to hsppy intercourse with each oilier aa inter - 1 f"rty"ou 'l h' '"Come r.ecessiry to procure course, loo, which hat contributed, in no small ' ucw. "DOl rooms nd two new instructors, degree, to their improvement iu the ac piuition ma,r,S 'a u five teachers, f language, by tUfording thorn freqoeul onpor - Tne Jom"tiC happiness, too, of so numerous tuniUet of conversation with their instructors and Seversi more purili are esjicclel daily. - J a family i iU religion or Jer ; it good manner and mori ; with iu uioosana naotcicn wavv, demand the ear of those who will supply the place of fatheriod mother. And tbe director feel a peculiar pleasure in making it known to the friends of the Asylum, that it uperintend - aoce it entrusted to the Iter. Samuel Wbitlle - sey and hi lady, in whose paieutal watchfulness and kindness they place the most entire confidence, trusting, that uuder their fostering care the pupils of tlii Asylum wiil grow op to io - cread respectability and ruefulness. All this machinery cannot move without considerable expense, and the fact is, that each pupil bat been charged a lets annual sum for board, washing, and tuition than these article have cost the Atvluni. Applications for admission are constantly received, and it will be impotsilite for the Institution to eularge the sphere of its usefulness without such aid, either from public or private muoificeoc. as will enable it lo pro vide instructors, erect buildings, and purchase ground for the improvement and accommodation of it increasing number. The' present state of the funds of the Asylum r.ill be seen by referring to the treasurer' account connect' ed with this report. . Kor the tupply of the future wants of the Asylum, tlie director would first look to Al mighty God who has the heart of all men In bis nanus, trusting that Be win not lorsaxe mi vme, which thev believe his own rieht band has plant ed, but to animate the prayer and excite the benevolence of all who love to imitate the example of bis companionate .Son our Saviour, that tbe future prosperity of this infant establishment may add new lustre to the trophies which now so widely mark the successful progress or the He - deemer't kingdom in the earth. To Him b thii Asylum consecrated ; within its walls may Uu name be precious; and from is fulness may it derive all lis lemuond and spiritual blesiiOg. In the name of the directors, JOHN RUS3, Clerk. Hartford, May 16, 1810. Spuimeni of original comfvsilinn, by tome of tin mutt advanced pvvut in llitJt$miun. The writer of the following letter is a lady of ma ture age, who ha been in tlie Aryluoi since April 15th, t It 1 7. At tho time of her admission she could not write even the (implest phrases : so that iu a little let than oue year, the has made the progress which this, ber own composition, will indicate. Hartford April 3d 1SH3. My dear friend, lam writing myself an. original lesson. I in tend to write letter to you. I wa agreeably talk in' with vnu. I hope you will be better, I wa agreeably surprised to tee G. W. letter their gift of money to the Asvlum. I am in the class of Mr. G. who ha 1 1 pupils. Every Saturday morning Mr. C. explained and lectured all the deaf and dumb who attentively about God and Christ, &c. also Mr. G. prayed aud made ligns with us up. We learn a little of the bible. David was inspired, who wrote the psalm to sing. Mary's child of Jesus Christ was the son of God, They were in a mangor of the stable no room and inn. Joseph wa poor, who wa a good man. be wa a carpenter. Joseph wa married to Mary. Jesus Christ died to avn us. .Vote wa very meek. Anciently Noah's ark floated on the waters deluge. Mr. C. was at Washington last January he returned 4 1 - 2 weeks, lie saw the president and conzresa Miss K. and I were teacher alternately to our pupils which made us glad while Mr. C. was iu Washington. I wish to stay here. I like the Asylum very much. There are thirty one pupils in tbe asylum they are very well. 1 am very happy with all my friend the deaf and dumb. Every noon I am teacher and make signs lo my 5 pupils. The roads are very bad now. It is unpleasant d.iv. I have often "one to rburch. The deal" and dumb were very glad to come iu the asylum. We thanked God. 1 hope I love God and Christ. I hope to be for give and have peace and avoid wickedness. Gml is a spirit. Anciently I have never read the bi hlc with to read the bible wry much. I acs busy with writing and learning. I am your' allectioualrly friend, The following letter was written by a young la ity, whose knowledge of language, ten months anil a half previous to its composition, wa limited lo the names of a few acquaintances and places and a very small number of Die most common objects. Oi pronouns, verb, and particles, and the construction of the simplest phrases, she was quite ignorant. Hartford April 3d 1813. My dear Mr. G. t o a told ma some write a letter to you. I am jlad to write and you will go to New - York. 1 ajj happy you will tee Mrs. B. You are often sick. You must be jouiuevinz and I hone you will be better and teach lite doaf and dumb. I am sorry the deaf aud dumb wiil one week eo a - way the vacation. You must tell them money for a new asylum. We have a small full persons of asylum. I hope w shall learn the bible in one year. Mr. C. made s'gns and teaches the lual aud dumb about Cod and Jesus Cbrist and eveiy Saturday. I believe Mr. C. will goto r ranee in one year. We arc sorry it. We have uuderstood God and Jesus Christ. I am very happy them. We are talking with us tome a bout God and Jesus Chritt. I was much busy with writing and studying confuted many nan.t - s I ennnot read a letter before I came to the asv lum. I wich lo talk willi yon about God and JesusChrist, but you are mucb busy with sigiu the deaf and dumb. I love each other all Hie deaf and dumb. Oh ! ynu will go away. W are not writing on the slate. I hope your sistnr C. will come and see us with ride ynu. I wish to talk with C. 1 am glad to hear Mr. and Mrs W. will come he re to live in the asylum. I witl to learn the bible. 1 am jour's tflccliouatcly friend, A young man, whose knowlsdre of lan?riiae ex tended only to tlie uatnes of aft w I'nemli and placet, and the most coiaaion oUcc's, and who wti unable to comiioae the simplest phrase, is the writer of the following letter, the result of a little more than ten month's instruction. Hartford April IClh 1813 My dear friend I thought, I felt sorry that you were going to .ew - TorK. i.ast lliumlay Air. a. M. came f'03i Peterborough, he arrived to the asylum, I was surprised and glad to see him, next day P. aud S. aud K. were riding in the coach to Peterborough. Last Tuefday Mis B. went hi the stage - coach to .Springfield. I am anxious tost you my fi iend from New - York. Sir. W. i stal ing in the asylum, next .Vonday he will return to Berlin, he will ceme lo remove hi ftmily on Widnesday, I love him, he it mild, I shall talk to him every day. I wish you all a very plea sant vucalicn. I expect the deaf and dumb will be good and learn and all will be mv friends. I am iinlu. - trkus and learn ts read the book. MUs I), teaches us all every day, she is making with her signs. We mnst pray to God that he will take care of you, I think you are quite well, I am very gu - 1 to hear you are) well, Mr. G. re ceived your hitter from New - York. I hare not received from my letter, I have not heard from Newport. Thirteen pop'ls are in the asylum, we are improving to retd every day. You must soon write to me agreeshly to your promise. AU the deaf and dumb send onr affectionate and regards to your father' family. AU the deaf and dumb u ually enjoys gx - 1 health. My write is badly. I hope God will take care of you. We must pray to God that may return good in health. We must remember ail Mr. C. taught u about God and Jesus Chritt. Mr. C. tends bis regards to your. I ud my love and compliment to your. I am year' credibly and affectionately. Elrv month' instruction in the ayluo pro duced the following letter, written by a young lady, wno, previous lo Ber admwsiou, in iu the aa ttatt of tguoraact with regard to the use of language, at hat been described us Ibe preceding remarks." It may erve to explain .,me part of it, to observe Uiat it was written at her own boats, during vacation. . ;r - Guilford April 15th 1818 Mr dear friend. ' I hare art opportunity to Vrite you thit morning. I am glad to write you I am compos - nit'telf I am writinir to vou agreeably emir nromise. ,AIl our family ace welL Mr. W. and Mr. G't lister and .Mr. K. leftthc Asy lum. All the deaf and dumb and t were very When ther were troine? to the stage cosch. Last Thursday Misses the M's father arrived at 10 o'clock. They were urpri to tee biin. Last Friday morning their father were come to tbe coach. I leir the Aswuin that I wat very sorry, My father and my inter and I were sroinir to ride. We arrived at at home 8 o'ebick Friday evening, and we must thank liod to bin us. and the road wa very Mil I VBI VfPV d - Ii.,1 in we our fumilv. We saw Mr II. in Middleiown. We dined at Deacon B. He wat well. Mr. It. talked and wrote me about God and Jems Christ some. A few days he will come to Gifliird. I often think' of all the deaf and dumb and my friends in Hartford. I contented at home, hut 1 wish to see the deaf and dumb. 1 thank you became you alway taught tlie deaf and dumb s year n the Asylum. You must be journey. 1 pray God to blest you and ymir titter and Mr. W. and M. It arrive in good health. I hope they will be much better. I must pray t" God to bleu you may return good heal'li. I shall be glad you will teach the deaf and dumb, if you are not tick. ' I hope God will take care of vou diirinc. I miftt nrv to God to bless the deaf and dumb. 1 alwayt think much of God and Jesut ChrssE I hope I love God and Jesus Christ and truat in him. M' family are talking and write with me about God and Jesus Chritt of the bible. How kind Jeaus Christ died to save all who trust in him. We may be kept from sinning and make to grow more and more holy. I hope we thall meet in heaven. Yesterday afiernoon my mother and 1 rode to Guilford. We visited at tea Mist F's. I called my friend who were very pleasant. I saw W. A. B. They a. e all It is very pleasant. A few day it wan unpleasant. I have nat een my grand - mother. . I am very sorry Mie is well, (she will come here next wees. I taught W. F. about the book I shall write a letter to Mist 1). a few days. I shall write several letters to tome of the deaf and dumb ladies. Mr. C. will come here next week. Do write to me soon. I shall very be please it. My tuter and I send pur luve to your lister I give mv regards to you. My father's family tend their best regards to you. I am your t sincerely. The following specimen will show the improve ment made in eleven months by a youth of fourteen year or age, who at the time of hi admission was incapable nf writingany words excepting the names of a few of the most common objects, and placet, and some of his acquaintance. Hartford April 3d 1318 My dear Thomas, - T. II. u. requested me to write this letter. Thomas will show this letter to hit father. 1 did not know God ami Jesus Christ before I came to the asylum. L. C. first taught ine a - buut God and Jesus Clu iat. L. C. teaches the deaf and dumb every Saturday morning about bible. We roust pray to God from temptation. Lead us not into temptation but us from evil We must pray to God and God tees iu and if bou will love us We cannot go to heaven 11 we are wicked. When we shall die we shall go cither to heaven or hell. God preserve us day and night. We do not know but we hope God will preserves us. 1 huve written this let ter to 1 homas. I am your affectionate friend. The following letter was written during the late vacation by a young lady of thirteen y ears of nee who had been in the Asylum one year. Ilcfure her admission she had received some very limited instruction from Mr. Gallaudet previously to his going abroad, and from other friends, all of whom however, were entirely ignorant of the systematic mode of teaching the dear and dumb. Hartford April 11 ill 1818. My dear Mr G. I have written a letter to you lately, now 1 write to you again. I am very glad to write lo you and hope you will write to me very soon, when you receive a letter from me, in a few minute you must write tu me. I will be glad to receive j our letter. I am afraid lest you would sot write to me soon. All your class composed their letters to you, when it was done, you answered their letters about Gnd and Christ. I also write to you about some t f them. I tli ink, your sister A. tnd M. II. and Mr. W and you were not drowned. How always kind God is to take care of them and you uliu must thank God for he is always your preserver. I hope that bud blessed them and you have a great pleaim e with their and your journey fi - om this city. I also hope that my parents ana my titter ai. and I shall have a plessant ride to N. York and God will Lies us. You told me that I write to you about the dej and dumb is going home, 1 will tell you about some going home, Mr H. and Mr D.and Mr and Mis S. and Misses F. and Misses M. and Master W. and Master L have gone - home. I shook their hands. Now I feci anxiously to see them. I hope God will be their preservers and bless them. I cannot tell you about the deaf and dumb is staying in that asylum, some itay therein, but some huve gone away All the deaf and dumb shall together meet. I shall be glad to e them and you and Mr W. and M. It enormously. 1 beli. ve that all the deaf and dumb give their love to you. Tell your p&rent and all your sisters and M. It. and all my friend in New - York I give my love to them. I send my compliments to Mr V. I thank God because all our family and I are wc 11 and send their regards to you and him. Good morning I am jwr's affectionately. P. S My parents) and M. and I shall go with Miss C. C. to New - Yotk on Monday. I hope that you will write a long letter to me very soon. A Youth of ten years of age composed the following letter, and gave precisely, without suggestion or alterat on, the replies to the following question which were proposed to him oneday ay bis instructor, lie had been a little more than elrven month in the Asylum, and before his admission was able only to write the name of a few of the most common objects. Hartford April 3d 1C13. My kind Sir, I being to meditate a letter to you I shall come here back, I think of my father would be very sorry, you mut often think of all ihe deaf and dumb. Mr W - berm to think he will go to New - York. You must often very induslri - ou, you will be very well. We have have no a new asylum, but the masons will not cause asylum. The pupils are learning and meditating and composing and knowing and remembering and understanding and improving very fast. Mr C, is always praying to God that all tlie deaf and dumb and Mr W. and Mr V,. will be very well. I wish to write a long letter to Mrti. and T. G. Mist A. G. told me I shall write a long letter to your brother T. G; but I lu not know him and I fear. It H pleasant, the g grows a beautiful. God would give you your health 1 love very my friend T. G. , I am your affect idna'.e friend. - 1. What' U your sou! .' . .'"' My soul is spirit Is, very strong, my aoul " hates my sins. . , s I 2. Wh ere is your tout ' . . .. My soul i in my body . ' - ' " 3 - I the toul like tb body , . . ... No ' - , my soul i like the body. V Where will your soul go when you die ? 1 do not know my soul will go either heaven or hell. 5. Who make the soul lioly God makes the soul holy. 6. Evplain u hat U holiness r Holiness is trood and kind and true and just and pure and Hiwerful and wise and be - oevolem and blessed. . New - York, 30rt May, 1818. Mr. Coleman," I observed in your paper of la?l evening a letter tinned Homo, staling (Jut a society had beeu firmed for the purpose of destroying the hogs whic h run at large aud are a coiiimou nuisance iu tbe streets of New - York. I presume that rluMe gentlemen bave already commenced upon their plan of destruction, a within a few days pasta number oi hogs in one ilivi'un ol me my have been poisoned, and iu ooo instance I know that the animal was dnurd, if not sent to market and to! J; at all eveuts our i ititms oiij;ht to be rcry cautious, not to purchase poik at tins mo - uuut. . CAUTION. For tho N. Y. Evening Tost. Poit - Chaite and Steam - float Line The public ought to be apprized of the iiutiositions prac tised by this line upon passengers from I'hiladel - pbia to N. York. For 18 faro, they promiie to carry eight passengers only, send a porter to notify them, and get their buggge on board at 5 o'clock in the morning, and deliver them at the City - Hotel, New - York, at 3 P. M. the usual dining hour, adding the most positive assurances that it shall not exeed 4 o'clock. On Saturday, the J3d, they performed n fol low ; Ten pasng( - r were crouded iuto one chaise, the porters got drunk and notified only fire oftue passengers, leaving the other to seek new pertert or lose their passages; one paid a dollar extra to be set on board ; another bi ing entirely left, paid a carnage lt) to overtake the chaise at Bristol. The clmise did not arrive at tlie City - Hotel, New. York, until 15 minutes before eight in the evening. One gentleman Who had (to him important) engngemeuts to perform at Albany on Monday, was iuduced to take passage, upou the most positive assurances that be could spend an hour in New - York, aud then take the north - river steam - boat at 5 o'clock - Understanding this not to be a solitary mstaiice, 1 leel not only justified, but bound to publish sulIi abominable impositions. 0.K Or THE TEN. From Ihe Richmond Unquirer, May 20. We can add nothing to tlie following affecting narrative, but onrsiucere regret at the catastro phe which it record. Must diilresswg. - Se(lom ha it been our of fire to record any individual calamity of a more distressing nature, than is presented to u iu the death of Or. John Upshur, of Northampton. He wa just So year ol age ; a youug man of mo:t amiable and respectable family, of vi ry rare talents, of a disposition open, frauk and generous of a aoul a warm and true as ever animated a human heart: arid what is remarkable, even from his boyhood he was so signally exempt from the ordinary foibles of youth as to have been observed with distinguished approbation by all who knew him through the short career of his melancholy lire. I la wa a favorite not only in bis family, but with all lus acquaintance. Willi a heart as susceptible as it was constant and kind, be formed an attachment to a youug lady in hi thirteenth year, which grew into a romantic and unextinguished love, suspended by no absence, altered by no c;. price, but cherished with reciprocal fidelity for more than 12yenrs He was married to the object el this long and ardent passion on the ISlli ol April last a day which promised fair to the happiness of them both Itut the " April morn was clad in a wintry cloud." In a few day hi fond wife who had just blossomed into expansion began to fade Tbe rose with its beauty and its fragrance bathed in the dews of heaven grew sickly and fell and twelve day after their marriage she was a corpse. The poor husband, unable to bear the loss of an object to whom with undivided affection be h id devoted the long and blissful morning of his life stung almust to frenxv by the consciousness that every day would add to his misery unrestrained by moral considerrons, or tbe more awful denunciations of religion, (for he thought it justihable,) put an end to bis ex istence on tho 15th May He laid himself ou a bed, put a gun lo his breast, and with a yard stick touched the trigger 'the contents were blown through his heart, and he expired before a pei sou silling in an adjoining room could reach him. For some day after tbe death of hi wife he summoned all his resolution, aud endeavored to bear the wretchedness and pain which finally overwhelmed himSo long a he had hode of being able to endure the agony, he struggled a - f,am8t it throes. 1 1 w hard a task it is, let those speak who have, like him, had every hope of earthly felicity blasted in a moment. He soon became convinced that life could only present a succession of torment, and on the 14th May he wrote a letter to two of hi absent brothers, containing sin apology the ino. - t tender, and meant to be the most consoling which he could offer, for the wound which be inflicted on their sensi bilities, their hopes, their pride, in losing a con nexion endeared by every quality that can consecrate the tie of brothethood. How unavailing, alas ! are such irritating balm. Little did he imagine that the more than fraternal tenderness with which he sought to mitigate the pang w)Uld aggravate the sense of their calamity 111 fated youth! he leaves neither to them, nor to au aged mother, nor to any human being, reason to regret that he has lived, but his untimely aud distressing death, nor can they, in the anguish of their spirits, upbraid the kindest and dearest relation, tint be has sacrificed his valuable Ufa at the shrine of a fatal passion fatal so often from its disappointment to him that, born with sensibilities too delicate to struggle against ad versity, he ha sunk beneath a .hock the severest to which human ufftctioo can be subjected. A friend to his family. WASHINGTON, May 23. liy the President oj the United Malts. Whrrnfia. hv nn art of !nfrrt'ia na.spft nn fh 3d of March, 1817, entitled " no act to authorise the appointment or a surveyor lor the lands in the northern part of the Mississippi territory, and the sale of certain lands therein described," the president of the United states is authorised lo tried certain lands for trite forEtwnssnd cant the said land to be laid i ff into town lots, and the thirl lot to be off - red lor sale Therefore, I, Jaiucs Monroe, President of the United States, do hereby declare and make known, that public tain tjr the disposal of tlx - lot in the town ofMtranthon, (heretofore called Miltoa's lilou") on the outh hank of the river Tennessee, (near the head nf the Muscle Shoals) in Alabama 'I errisor) , shall be held at flunti - sillr, in the said territory, on the second Monday in October next. The sales shall continue open for one week, and Icnger if necessary, and (he lot shall be offered for ale in re'uiar numerical order, beginniug wilt, the lowest number. unen under my nana, at UitCilv or Washington, this sGth day of May. 1C1U. JAMES MONROE. By tbe President, JOSIAH MEIGS, Commitiiuoer General Land Office. War Dxparlroeot, IVanim CfSce, ( May '21, 1818. NOTICE. It is expected thai lb juiige will certify, as well to the reduced circninstHDce, as to the coa - tioued service of nine month', required by the law ol the lBlii March. IU13 i and pensions will invariably be refused, unieit the declaration of tifiraten. inr to New rvTaiut. Virgin n k.ll flrnia mi ill 1. .1. - 1. J . . " U .o, w uciajcu, USUI yrlj evidence of their service hall have beeu receii d from tbe several executive cmcetot 'the stauV Annrnvn.1 I f I'll i - iiMt.. .. . ,. - - Secretary of War. Lieapplicant shall be aconipuuied by atbetr - Fron Uu City Jf 'aUiinglun Gazette, May 27. Wa undorsUaJ that president Monroe will leave this city iu eijht or ten day, on lus con - templated tour to the touth. His excolleucv i. in fine health. ' The excavation ha been commenced, pre ua - ratory to laying the - foundation of the ceutre of the capitol of the United States. ftT Tlwi f.ni.er, nf :. lit,..:, : lect that trie tulwcriptiout for a Grand Oratorio J j.viii, wnnij, Will Iwj.i lively close hi day alter which the nikt,.f Ti hut will be !ft lo n.,n subscribers. w D1K1J, ; On Friday morning of a lingering ilntH Mrs. Collis. csisort of Mr. CirM. r - .n - ' 1 he friends and acquaintance are respecifullv invited to attend her fuiiti - al on Saturday J. .............. v ww., iivin uu. i nenry - i. At Washington city, Sunday inoniini Mrs. F.lizabtlliCldvcli.'wifeolFlLit . well, esi. Ou the 22d ir.st. at hii residence iu the town of Fredericksburg, Col. William Thornton, i. llfl 73.1 year of hi ag. ' " "9 ErEXlXOPoSTMRWE LIST. IvlLAKr.l) Ship Magnet, Ogdtn, . Brig Savannah Packet, Brown, Orirlliii T C Butler, jun. Hope, Lawrence, n Orleans Jason, Willis, Newkun, V r St hr Tell, Tale, Churchward, Norfolk Cjlrn. Hays, Thomson, WMhirehi raimo, uray, . gj. Larthena, Toler, EdrDtoo, iN C Sloop Juno, Tripp, rrovidence I.iiinett, Jonts, Darien, Geo. Lagle, btinson, Chart, stun Filgnm.Cole, Rirhmmd Halcyon, Gardner, Newport AHRl ? El HIS FOR RATH). Sloop Amazon, Ceily, 7 day from Portland, with lumber and passengers, to the master. Sloop Patriot, Crosby, 3 days from Nan tuck - et, with oil and candles, to the master. The brig Mary - Ann, Lee, arrived at New. Orleans - , 1st inst. from this port BFJ.OW. - 1 ship, 2 brig and 2schn. Arrived at Savannah, the slip Cotton Plant, from N York, and brig Three Sisters, fi days from Matanas. AltHikLD LAST FJ EMXG, Ship Manchester Packet, Burke, 34 day from Hnvre - de - Grace, ill. dry goods, plasterj tic. to I Bell, nnd F Dcpau, owner and other. Thii ve.el, at 6 o'clock on Thursday evening, grounded ou the tail of the West Bank, but it is supposed will receive do injury. Capt' Burke, at the time was below, couliued by illotis, occasioned by 4 day nnxivty and exposure among the ice on the Bank. Ship Helen, Jubin, 3 flay from Washington, INC. with naval stores and molasses, to W lies, Waring ii Kimberly, Beekmao, Bray h Co. ami Tredwell & Thorn. Sailed in co. scbr Carpenter' Son, for N York. British brig Skene, 6d day from Ltith, via Halifax, in 8 days, with paint and magneiia, to T Sargeant, B. Gillespie, Kail. bone & Son, and to order. pRStenger, Mr. Spence and daughter. Mis Potous, Miss Campbell, Mr. Simpson, and CH in tne steerage. Schr Brilli int, Block, 4 day from Richmond, with flour and tobacco, to Jacobs A; Williams, Wilson tl Thompson, Trokes, Havidson ii Co. doorman & Johnston, C Oakley V Brothers, Strong tl I'avens, 1) Bethune i Co. Beers:. Woodhull, W & SCrnig, W Gallagher, AS Hal - left, Page &t Triplet, and W Burge. fcictir riper, Math t, 13 days from Edenton, with naval stores, to Blount & Jackson, and the master. 4 passenger. Schr Carpenter's Son, Hubbelt, 9 Hay from Washington, NC. with naval store aod fur to ii Si C WllavcDpi'rt Co. Schr Catharine, Haley, 6 hour from Rich - mond, with flour and tobacco, to Trokes David - ' son il Co. A Free land, T Irvin, D Bethune Ii Co. Ilobertson, Dickson & Gray, Wilton k Thot - snn, Pare & Triplet, Byrne, Trimble at Co.O t: Grade Co. W W Wttmore &i Co. C D. bois. Strong & Hat en, C R Duffie, aud J & A ItWBhtt, Scbr Horace, Hicks, 10 day from Alexandria with cannon, for the U. S. Bo rox, May 27. Arrived sch. Delewirt, House, 12 day from Philadelphia. Sloop F.xpress, Bulkley, from NYork. Brig James Monroe, Croker, 13 day, from Baltimore. Sen Regulator, Norton, 6 days from Phila delphia. Ach William Penn, Foster, from Phuadel - Ph,a - Via Quarantine Tlie sch Aldebaran, Clark, (of Castine,) 21 days from Havana. Sch Mary. Morrison, of Phippsburg, 20 days from Havana. Arrived at Quarantine vesterday afternoon, brig iomers, Whitton, 23 day from Point t etre, duadaloupe. CiianicsTos, May. 22. Arrived, ch Mar garet, Caswell, N York 24 hours. The Margaret has experienced a succession of gales. in one ot which, on the 7th mat. oil Cape Hat - teras, sprung her bowsprit, split tbe fore - sail and jib, and received other injury sloop sally. Walker, Havana 7 day. A Dutch brig, tbe sch Hope, from Boston, and sloop Elizabeth, from ilmington, N. C - took pilots yesterday afternoon, to the northward of the" bar. The :hip V oodbine, from N York, passed the bar yesterday, bound to Savannah. SivasixAU. May 20 Arrived, sloop Yankee, I.umner, N Orleans 1 j dayt. THEATRE. On Saturday evening, May 30, will be presented a tragic play, called THE BRIDE OF ABYDOS. Giafler, Mr. Robertson Selim, Pritchard Zuicika, Mrs. Barnes To which will be added, the ballet of actios, railed. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, Or, a visit to my grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood, Mrs. Parker Performance to commence at half past seven o'clock. On Monday, Shsikespeare'i celebrated comedy of the Merry Viv of Windsor; a new ballet, called, Cupid's biatue ; and for tbe first tiast these 13 yeai, the farce of Tbe Pannel, forthe benefit ol Mr. Hilton. . NO 1ICK. Cy - All person are - cautioned not to trust tie crew ol the British brig tskeene, from Leith.as no debt contracted by them will be paid by the raptuin or consignee. my 3" For SAVA.Y.VJIf, The fast tailing ship LADY GAL - liWl - ATIM. Captain Swam; will il oB I uestiay next. Jor passage, apply to the matter on Luatd, east aide Fly - market, or to " JA'JOB BARKER, my 30 2t 29 Wall - street. ti a a a at - P 7 !'' UHOOL. A J JJt ' The fast sailing new ship MAG - iP.r. rrvulir traderl II. o. wkvi" - ' muter : will oil nn MondaV the first CUT sh ..... , - - - r ' . June, a few more passengers can be accornioo - Jated in hercabm,in a handsome andcomfort - able nunnrr. Applv to - - . : WM. VF.RNO.V, mrSO It 73 Socth - atrcet, 1 f .1 I

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