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but we have an abundance of the raw ma enemies the bayonet in 1776, their false friends the beach seal, Sandt Hill, N. Y. The citizens of this village celebrated the day with suitable exercises. About forty of the revolutionary veterans were present. Oration by Mr.

Buel. We extract the following toasts. National industry, the exhaustless source of national wealth; internal improvements the multiplied channels for its equal distribution. Education extended to all classes of community; the best security to the state, the noblest ornament of wealth, and the surest pledge of independence. The Fair: Flowers in the vale of life, embellishing its path, and sweetening its toils.

By Mr. Hathaway, a soldier of the revolution. My surviving companions of the revolutionary army, we have devoted our best days to the service of our country, may we devote the remainder of life to the service of God; and when time shall disband us, may we receive an honorable discharge from this warfare, that shall be a passport to bliss above. cd; and weariness of the Sabbath appears to have been a raging disorder among the Jews in tho times of their commonwealth; though it is to be feared it never was more prevalent and contagious than at the present. In search lor the causes of these symptoms, I have met with considerable difficulty; but am now convinced, alter the closest investigation, that they are usually brought on by excessive indulgence, and feeding without reserve on the sour fruits of the flesh, and the windy diet of the world.

Persons who sit for many hours together in close rooms, with vain and carnal companions, are peculiarly liable to the malady; and I have observed that a neglect of family and social religion on working days; a great delight in cards and other games; a frequent attendance upon balls, drinking clubs and stage plays, are its common forerunners. I am desirous that these particulars should be laid before the public, that they may serve to caution some persons of their danger, and that the skilful may be excited to seek out a remedy for the disease. Some have thought that the complaint is a moral rather than a natural one; it is, however, argued on the other side, that the patients generally complain of a natural indisposition. What is to be done? It is high time that physicians or divines should attend to iave, the utter end of being. But darkness so horrible as the thought of such a death, was a thousand fold the most appalling.

I turned from it, and surveyed as lor the last time my hands as they lay motionless on ray breast, and said, this body, these limbs, will be cold, will peikh in the buried coffin; to-morrow the eailh will be thrown oa it, and the spot where it now lien will be left vacant; to-mjrrow, to-morrow, and where will I be then? This form will be forgotten the places that knew it will know it no more forever; Iob said When a ftw years are come then I shall go the way whence i shall not To mc in a lew hours this was to bt; verified, and the Mun would shine about my ashes, and the earth be gay and green, as it was now above his, when I should have slept under as long, and my name had perished with rnc. At length my mind seemed to have worn out its eiictgics in the tumult of busy thought, and I felt calm there was a noise as of dripping of water in my ears, and a Ptnmgo swimming in my head, a sensation of unnatural buoyancy came over me, and I felt as though I was detained in iny position by numerous cords, which broke one after another every moment; the cold tremor that was on me, gradually went off', and sickness, a strange unnatural sickness, followed; I seemed to grow lighter, and at length my mind appeared swimming round and round a centre of attraction, until at last the spell was suddenly dissolved. By a cod touch, like the tailing of a lump of ice upon my heart I exclaimed 4 This is death'' A moment of bewildering stupor followed, and I wa3 again a perfect mind, a Corpse was near mc surrounded by moving forms. Where amir what am were the first bursts of feeling I turned to myself I was a form of air shaped like humanity, but changing in form with every change of thought, thought my very essence and being. I awoke it was all a dream.

The shadows of evening were fast gathering around me, th wide spread landscape upon which I had been musing when 1 tell asleep, lay slumbering in twilight before me, and the full orbed moon was slowly emerging from behind a silver cloud that hung just above my rural cottage. a borough was made to him for 3,000. being so much for each vote, and 5C0. to be spent. Sir R.

ilson mentioned that a similar communication had been fonvarded to him. The numbers on the division were equal; there being 62 ayes and 62 noes the speaker gave the casting vote in favor of the resolution. Trieste, April 16. A vessel arrived from Zante, after sixteen days' passage, brings intelligence that Ibrahim Pacha left a feeble garrison at Missolonghi, and has set out for the Morea, with the remainder of his troops. The Turco-Egyptian fleet has set sail for Napoli di Romania.

Two frigates and two brigs of this fleet attacked MauhV squadron on the 18th, which they met in the Archipelago. It appears that the garrison and inhabitants of Missolonghi capable of bearing arms, within the last few days amounted altogether to 3,200 men; but besides these, there were reckoned 1000 young women, 500 young men, between ten and eighteen years old, and 700 invalids and wounded. Two thousand armed men, having in the midst of them the women and children, made the sortie of the 23d; they were all slain except about forty who were taken alive and made slaves. The other 1000 men who remained in the city, assembled the 700 invalids together, with the women and children, in the church, which they blew up into the air, and then proceeded to share the fate of their compatriots, who fell in combatting the enemy. The principal cause of this event is ascribed to a ruse of the Gallo-Egyptians, who, according to the account of a Greek emissary taken by them, placed 500 Albanians, bearing the Greek flag, on a height pointed out for that purpose, and who gave the unfortunate Missohmghites the signal for the sortie.

They discovered their error too late; but seeing all hopes of safety lost, they set fire to a mine, which had been for a long time prepared, and were blown up together with the enemy, which pressed them round on every side. i in India. The account received in New-York, via Bermuda ar-d Antigua, that the Burmese had broken the armistice made with the British in India," had fallen on the British army and nearly destroyed it, and taken its artillery, appears to be corroborated by an arrival at Salem from St. Helena. Capt.

Endicott, from thence, informs that about the 10th May, several East-India ships from India touched at St. Helena, the captains of which informed him that the war between the British and Burmese had been renewed, in consequence of a detachment of the British army, ignorant of the treaty of Peace, having attacked a Burmese division, and killed a number of their men. That as soon as this was known, the Burmese enraged at what terial. Vermont: May she ever have a council of safety to plan a Stark to lead and Green Mountain boys to follow. The former Presidents: May they ever be held in grateful remembrance.

The American Fair: The pride of the Nation, and the solace of all our cares. After the set toasts were drank, the president of the day, Moses Strong, Esq. call ed to order, requested the liberty of giving a toast, and desired the guests to fill; after which he rose and said Wre are assembled to commemorate the 4th July 1776" the birth day of this nation. We have much to congratulate ourselves upon in the last half century, and not the least events are the coming in of the South American Republics. But we have still to deplore the condition of the people of the country from which we burst the bonds of tyranny.

Their population is too dense; their looms are stopped they are in a state of starvation. W'e therefore say to them, the land in which we live he that will may be free. Our orator has contrasted this with other countries, and I give you for a toast, The Orator of the day: He has told us the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." By Hon. Chauncey Langdon. The United States free and independent; foreign manufactures, materials, and influence, are coming to a bad market! we live in cur own country.

By Col. Jesse Gove. The Judiciary of the United States enlightened and honest; the sheet anchor of the government. By Col. Moses Chaplin.

Revolutionary Soldiers: Some on two legs, some on one, but all on their last legs; may their sons be as successful in supporting their liberties as their fathers were in achieving them. By Gen! John Kellogg. Vermont: May some propitious gale soon send her a governor who shall continue to be well suited with that office. By J. Deming, Esq.

The Veterans of the Revolution: Well done, good and faithful servants An approving conscience the best reward. The number of revolutionary veterans who join ed the celebration, was 110; a greater number probably than will again meet this side the grave. The number of people present is supposed to have been between 3 and 4000. In the evening there was a display of fire-works, and a ball. Poultney.

The people of this town, with citizens from the adjoining towns, celebrated the day in the east village. A procession was form ed under the direction of Harris Hosford, Esq. and Capt. Merritt Clark, which moved to the Congregational church, where prayers were ofiered up by the Rev. Ethan Smith and Elder Church.

The declaration of independence was read by Amos Thompson, and an oration pronounced by Moses G. Noyes, Esq. The procession (including about seventy veterans of the revolution, under the direction of Col. Hooker,) then proceeded to the common, where an excellent dinner had been prepared by Mr. Abbott, which was partaken of by a very numerous company.

The following are some of the toasts which the occasion elicited. The day we celebrate: While remember ed we arc free. The Constitution of the United Slates As it is. Vermont: May the evergreen of her mountains be an emblem of the perpetuity of her institutions. The Heroes of the Revolution: May his tomb want a tear and a name, Who would ask for a nobler, a holier death." The Holy Alliance: Thou whited wall, God shall smite thee!" Governor Troup: A wasp without a sting.

A cob-web pair of breeches, a porcu pine saddle, a hard trotting horse, an empty canteen, and a long journey, to all the enemies of America." The last Congress: Like a flock of black birds, chattering to please themselves while they pull the farmer's corn. Windsor. A numerous and highly respectable concourse of citizens, from various parts of the countv, celebrated the day in Windsor. About SO revolutionary veterans were present. Oration by Prof.

Chamberlain of Dartmouth College. The music, under the direction of Mr. I. Mosely, is said to have been very fine. Burlington.

The day was celebrated by the citizens of this and the adjacent towns, in a very handsome manner. An oration was pronounced by Prof. G. W. Benedict.

The following are some of the toasts. The fourth of July 1776: The principles which were on this day proclaimed to the world and subsequently so gloriously de fended, like the stone cut out of the moun tain without hands, shall fill the whole earth. The memory of Washington: Time will only add to the verdure of his laurels; the of the brightness of his fame, t. JL rt Civil and Religious LAberty: Its rays, like the darts of Apollo, are piercing another Python. By Governor Van Ness.

Public men and public measures: Neither shielded by the props of party, nor tarnished by the attacks ot envy or malice may they stand or fall by their respective merits. By Cas. K. Williams. The three surviv ing signers of the Declaration of Independ ence, Jldams.

Jefferson and Larroll: May the evening of their days be blest with se- I renity, and in death may their reward be in Heaven. TJie Patriots of Vermont: They gave their Ballston Spa, N. Y. The splendid celebration at this place. citizens had a Oration bv the Hon.

John W. Taylor. Boston, Ms. As usual in the cradle of liberty," the day was celebrated by all classes of people. Hon.

Josiah Quincy, mayor of Boston, pronounced an oration before the siate and municipal authorities. The truckmen paraded, had a dinner, The following are a few of their toasts. Gen. Israel Putnam: One of the stoutest spokes in the revolutionary wheel, which ran over and crushed tyranny and oppression. Our riders: May they never load so heavy as to endanger the pavements of liberty.

John Quincy Adams, our political thill- horse: May he never be mired in the Clay, or Jrightened by the pop-guns of irgmia. City of New-York. An unusually splendid celebration was held in this city. Two oxen were roasted whole, which Col. Stone says, the up town boys speedily devoured, and then picked their teeih with the horns.

Several orations were pronounc ed, before the civil authorities, mechanic associations, and various societies. Capt. Partridge, with lis cadets (2S0 in number) attended. Gov. Clinton reviewed several regiments of troops on the battery, presented a stand of colors to the National Guards, Hail Storm.

On Tuesday, the 4th inst. the citizens of Brandon and Pittsford were visited with one of the most severe storms of hail for many years experienced. It commenced in Sudbury, and pursued a south-east direction across Brandon, through the centre of P.ttsford, prostrating crops of every description level with the ground, and in many instances entirely destroying large fields of wheat, rye, corn, and oats. Buildings are almost entirely stripped of glass, on the sides exposed to the hail. The extent of the storm in its destructive effects, was about 10 miles long and 2 broad.

Wc are informed by a friend that hail stones, or lumps of ice, have been found three days since the storm, measuring two inches in circumference. The Connecticut Herald contradicts the state ment wc made some time since, that bills of the Mechanics' Bank at New-Haven, were not receiv-in Hartford. We received it from no liberal Hartford friend," as the editor of the Herald imagines, but from a worthy merchant of the interior of Connecticut, who doubtless labored under a mistake. In these days when bank failures are so frequent, we hold it our duty to give publicity to every statement coming on the authority of a single respectable voice; choosing rather that our information prove to be without foundation, than that our citizens be again robbed of their hard earnings, by some orthodox Eagle or Derby. Cd-We would inform One that his communication is destitute of point, wit, or meaning, wnen ne writes another stupid article, he will oblige us by paying the postage.

Latest from England. By an arrival at New-York, London dates are furnished to the 30th May. We quote from the Commercial Advertiser the following items. Official intelligence of the fall of Bhurt-pore, and of the Burmese peace, has been received in England. Mr.

Hume made his motion relative to half pay and pensions, on the 28th of May. When he commenced speaking, there was a considerable number of members present. When he concluded, the Courier says there was but one. The news from Rome is, that the Pope has completely recovered, and is active in his duties. The Turkish accounts state that the at tack of Col.

Fabvier, with the Greek troops, upon Negropont, had totally failed, and the corps been almost entirely destroyed. The Greek loss is estimated at 1000 men, be sides cannon, Lord Cochrane has at last actually sailed for Greece. Advices from Smyrna of the 20th of April, state that the boats of 11. JV1. ship Alacrity had been attacked by some Greek pirates, and an officer and four men woun ded.

In the house of commons, on the 26th of May, Lord John Russel moved his resolu tion for the more effectual prevention of bribery and corruption, and said that the practices were so notorious that if the house did not do something to check them, it would be better at once to legalize the sale of votes like any other commodity Mr. Hume stated that yesterday an offer of the malady. I have sometimes thought of prescribing draughts and bolusses to those who have told me that they could not come to church, or not come in time, or not keep awake while they were there; but when I have found them well and active in their business, I have declined it, for fear it should seem like forcing medicine. Had I been sure that worldly business or pleasure had detained them, I should have recommended the clergymen to attend to their rase; but when they talk of their infirmities and indisposition, I do not know how he could address them. Perhaps it is necessary to hold a consultation of physicians and divines, that it may be determined to whom the patients belong, and whether the complaint is seated in the body or the soul.

Gnstlrton: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1S2G. It becomes our painful duty to announce the death of the patriarch and patriot of the revolution, the venerable John Adams. He expired at his peat in Quincy, on the 4th inst. at about 6 o'clock P. in the ninety-second year of his age; and probably about the same moment that thousands of his fellow citizens were remembering his name and services with testimonials of gratitude and affection.

Extensive preparations were making to pay suitable honors to the remains of this much loved patriot. Ilis funeral was to have taken place on Friday last. Thos. Jefferson and Chas. Carroll, are now the only surviving signers of the declaration of independence.

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF gfrnrrtcAti Xutrrnxtrencr. The last anniversary of our independence, completing just a half century since our country took a station among the empires of the earth, has been hailed with unusual demonstrations of joy. Scarcely a town, village, or hamlet throughout our coun-wherc the people have not united in doing honor to the dav. In this town, quite a number of the citizens joined the celebration at Rutland. Drs.

Woodward and Emmons, with a number of medical students, started on a scientific tour to Lake George and Lake Champlain, and the towns in the vicinity. A party of about thirty made a very pleasant excursion to Lake Bombazine. The young misses had a tea party in a beautiful grove adjoining our village; and the citizens at the corners, near Carver's, raised a flag staff bearing the national olors, fired a salute, and made other appropriate demonstrations of joy. From the numerous accounts before us, we select the following. Rutland.

A mimorous collection of citizens from this and the other towns in the county, cele brated the day Rutland. A procession was formed, escorted by Capt. Pennock's cadets and volunteers, under the direction of Cols. Finney, Pierpoint, and Maj. Daniels, which moved to the brick church, where prayers were offered by Rev.

Charles Walker, and Elder Ephraim Sawyer. The declaration of independence was read by S. H. Merrill, Esq. and an oration pronounced by Hon, R.

C. Mallary. This we are happy to learn is published. The procession then returned to the common, where about five hundred partook of a dinner prepared by Maj. Page.

After the cloth was removed, the following toasts were announced. The Day toe celebrate: The lapse of half a century has served to render more dear to us the birth-day of our independence. The memoni of Washington: Many sons have done virtuously but thou excellest them all. Lafayette: May he soon return to be a resident citizen ot the country tor which he bled to gain her liberty. sue novctvj we iwiMurwe dead, and inexpressible gratitude for the i- The heroes of the revolution: Tears for the The President of the United States: De termined to be just and fear not.

The Vice President: Misled in the Senate by a crazy declaimer. The constitution of the United Slates: A good instrument for the majority, but al ways bad with the minority. Our JValional Councils Firm to the people's rights, though much embarrassed by the intriguing outs. ThcJVavu: Sides of oak and hearts of steel. The Army: The stock on hand is small, Principiis obsta.

Scro mcdiciua paratur, Cum mala per longas invaluere ovid. Slnuav Sickness. There is a disease, at this time, too prevalent in our neighborhood, an account of which is not to be found in our popular books of medicine; I shall, therefore, endeavor to communicate some particulars respecting it. The disease to which I refer, is evidently of the intermitting kind; and in all cases that have fallen under my notice, has attacked the patients by violent paroxysms which return every seventh day. It may be thought to savor of superstition to mention it, and yet it is a fact, and therefore must not be passed over, that, these paroxysms return only on the Lord's day, on which account the di3eaae is called the Svn-day sickness; and the faculty know it by no other name than Did Dominici Morbus On account of its periodical attacks, some have thought it to be a singular kind of ague, especially, as it is attended with a degree of coldness, though I do not perceive the symptoms of shivering which are usual in that complaint.

I have observed the paroxysm-? commence at different periods, but generally in the morning of the Lord's day, and in many cases it seize 3 the patient before he has left the bed and makes him indisposed to rise till a later hour than usual. A coldness has first been noticed about the region of the heart; and a dullness in the head, which stupifles the brain not unusually succeeds, this is followed by yawning, and a sort of lethargy. The patient is, sometimes, deprived of his limbs, especially the use of the legs and feet, so that he finds himself indisposed to walk to the bouse of God. Some, indeed, have gone up to the solemn assembly; but they have generally entered it later than their neighbors; and even there the paroxysms have seized them, and the symptoms of yawnings and lethargy have been so violent, that they have fallen into a deep sleep, even when the preacher ha3 been delivering the most solemn truths in the most animated manner; and others have been extremely uneasy in their confinement during the time of service, though they have been known to sit very contentedly in a play house, for several hours together. This disease appears to stupify those who are subject to it, so that, however they may appear to suffer, they are seldom, if ever, heard to complain.

I have known persons under other diseases, mourn on account of their confinement from public worship; but the victims of this extraordinary disorder were never heard to exclaim, My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cricth out for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God?" From some symptoms in the families where this disease has made its appearance, there. is reason to believe that it is contagious. If I am not strangely mistaken, some children have received the infection from their parents; and I expect every week to see it more prevalent in the vicinity of a ercat family who arc dreadfully under the power of the disorder. The symptoms of yawning are evident in some, and ot leth argy in others, who are not yet so far gone as to be kept from public worship. I was willirftr to hope that the Sunday sickness was a new complaint, and peculiar to these parts; but it seems there are but fow places where the malady has not reach- they considered perfidy, made a furious attack upon the British, defeated them with great loss, completely annihilating three regiments, Capt.

E. received this information from officers who left India about the middle of February, nearly a month after the news of the treaty of peace had been announced in Calcutta, and he further ates, that there was no doubt of its cor rectness at St. Helena. If the above accounts were not so direct and particular, we should be led to conclude that they related to the before known rupture of the armistice between the British and the Burmese, and to the reports then circulated, before the reported peace (as stated in the official accounts, dated Jan. 3) was concluded.

If the accounts are a month later, they probably relate to an event not before known in the United States. Columbian Centincl. France. The troubles excited at Rouen by the missionaries were of a serioUs character, according to the recital of the Quotidienne. Petards and other missiles were thrown into the cathedral during the 18th, into the midst of the faithful who were at prayer, many of whom were wounded.

During that time," says that paper, some of the malevolent made leud menaces, others indecently parodied the canticles. The disorder at last reached its height. The venerable prelate of Rouen attempted in vain to mount the chair; they would not allow him to be heard. The holy sacrament was met with loud groans, at the moment when it was exposed to the veneration of the faithful. The priest with great courage, hoping to penetrate to the middle of that furious crowd, conjured the most peaceful to respect the place in which they were.

Great fear was entertained for the fate of those priests, the commissaries of the police being maltreated in attempting to protect them. Thus passed the first day. On Friday measures having been taken by the authorities to prevent the renewal of these horrible scenes, the place in front of the cathedral was occupied by a strong detatchment of the royal guard, and other detachments were distributed in the church. The women entered by the great door, and had places reserved for them in the church: the men entered at the other doors, and no person was allowed to loiter. The cries down with the Archbishop' down with the missionaries'' were heard without the church seditious exclamations were heard; the glass of the sacristy was broken, and the females on their return were insulted.

The royal guard were frequently constrained to use their bayonets. Disorders of the same nature, although not so violent, took place at the exterior of the churches of St. Sever, St. Maclou, and others. About 6 o'clock in the evening, a furious crowd collected in front of the palace of the Archbishop, and attempted to force.

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