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AMERICAN REVIEW. But I do not purpose so much to discuss of the bad effects produced to society by lotteries, as to show the deception practised in their management, and the shadow of a chance which ticket holders have to obtain back their money. In the lottery of which I am speaking, We have seen two beautiful specimens of Lithographic Bank Bills, prepared by the ingenious 3lr. Henderson, of New-York. It is thought they embrace the desideratum long sought, that of being impossible to be counterfeited.

North Carolina. The Carolinian published at Salisbury, N. C. says We were a few days since informed by Mr. Angus Chisholm, living 30 miles from this town, a short distance from the narrows, on the east of the Yadkin River, in Montgomery county, that considerable quantities of gold have, of late been found on his land.

There are at this time from 50 to 100 hands constantly at work there; and their finding a-verages from two to five pennyweights per diem. The gold is 24 to 85 carats fine, and is found in beautiful particles, from the size of a pin head to that of a hickory nut. 3Ir. Chisholm has obtained, in one way and another, about $4000 worth of gold this year. Scmcflttc KntclUscncr.

Vermont. In Danville, two persons have perished by the bad air in a new well, of little depth and no water. Massachusetts. The Barnstable paper states that the militia laws are, and always have been disregarded at Nantucket there has never been a training on the island. The population of Nantucket is about 8000, one fifth of whom are Quakers.

The annual sheep shearing festival was held at Nantucket on the 20th ult. The number of sheep collected within a single enclosure, preparatory to their being distributed among their several owners according to their ear marks, for shearing, was about 1G00. The first time the Declaration of Independence was publicly read in Massachusetts, wa3 in Worcester. The express, on his way to Boston, furnished Isaiah Thomas, Esq. with a copy for publication in this paper, of which he was at that time the pub gmt gate, in order to break the glass in the building, which was separated from the street by a large court.

At that instant, two missionaries returning from the church of St. Sever, were assailed in Damiettc street. One of them had the Rood fortune to escape. The other, M. dc Lewenbruck, had hi: clothes torn from him, and would have infallibly perished, had he not been saved by some honest persona, who hurried him to a house, when he escaped IIayti.

Letters from Cape Hayticn are to June 10. Affairs there seem to grow worse. Foreign commerce languishes from the want of confidence, protection and encouragement; and seems to threaten to run to an end that may produce privation, irritation, and perhaps more disastrous consequences. The tax for paying the first installment on the French Debt, has been proclaimed. It is $218,000 fur Cape Hay-tien, and must be continued till the debt is paid.

The people are divided into ten classes to be taxed. Another new duty is laid on shop keepers. There arc many long faces, the murmurs were deep though not loud yet. ThU comes at a time when the difficulty of collecting debts, or some other cause, has ocasioncd several foreign merchants to remove, and business is dull. Miserable Case of a Weaver.

A very worthy poor weaver of Manchester, England, applied to his master about three week since, begging earnestly for work, atating that he was in great want, and would thankfully any thing for the means of supporting hi existence. His master assured him he did not want any more goods, his stock being very heavy, without any rale, and that ho could not give out more wcrk to any one. The man pressed very miK ii, and at length his master said, well, Jonathan, if it is absolutely necessary for you to weave a piece to prevent you from starving, I will let you have it, but cannot give you more than Is. for it, (2s. is the regular price,) for I really do not want any more goods made up for a long time to Let me have it, master, I beg," the poor man, "whatever you pay me fur it." The piece was given him to weave, and at the end of two days he bro't it home, and on carrying it to his master hogged him tr give him Is.

Gd for it, saying how much he was distressed for money. His master paid him the Is. Gd. and the man went away. The master feeling very uncomfortable about the poor man, thinking the earnestness of his manner must arise from excessive want, determined on follow there are 24,360 tickets, at three dollars each, making the sum raised for which ticket holders are to receive that is, $21,375 less than what they give, (the greater part ot which sum is pocketed by the manager and the venders;) or in other words, people are solicited to give three dollars, for the chance of getting back two.

As it is presumed that every one who pur chases a ticket, does so with the hope of gaining something, let us see how many chances the purchaser has of realizing his expectations. In the scheme under con sideration there are six chances in 24,360, (about one in 4000,) to get from one to ten thousand dollars; a single chance in 1000 of getting a hundred dollars or upwards; and one chance in 25 of getting back his money! A notable speculation truly: 960 chances in 24,360 (only) to get as much money as he invested, and about four-fifths of these chances give but $2,10 over and above what is paid m. It has often appeared strange to me that persons of good sense were so easily led to throw away money in these splendid cheats; that the display in fancifully wrought capitals, of "Splendid Scheme," "Temple of Fortune," or stories of $5000 to a poor man in the western part of New-York," a quarter of $20,000 to a farmer in Vermont, sold just ten minutes before drawing," could induce men so readily to part with their hard earnings, or to embrace so shallow a speculation without examining at all into the nature of the concern, in which they so lavishly invest their money. SOLON. Our correspondent is somewhat mistaken.

We perfectly agree with him as to the bad tendency of lotteries; but as all prohibitory laws have been found 'ineffectual, and ever will be, so long as there are persons who will "send for tickets," and thus virtually become venders, we think it perfectly agreeable with sound policy that a state lottery be granted, and thus we may receive the benefits as well as suner the evils from these institutions, until they are prohibited throughout the union. Ed. gaMiBBCaaMaaBBMgigaaBtpr' th POSTSCRIPT. We stop the press to announce the death of the venerable Thomas Jefferson. He expired at his seat in3Ionticello, on the 4th inst.

about 1 o'clock P. M. aged 83 years, 3 months and 2 days. MAHRIED, In Middletown, 11th ult. Mr.

Amos W. Hubbard, to Miss Asenath Miner, daughter of Gideon Mi ner, Esq. In Tinmouth, 27th ult. Mr. Dustin C.

Ladd, to Miss Catherine Cisco. In Orwell, 27th ult. Mr. Francis Jacobs to Miss Maria Lincoln. In Whitehall, 30th ult.

Mr. Robert Orr to Miss Caroline Taft. In Ticonderoga, 2d inst. Mr. Duncan M'Intvre to Miss Nancy Hall.

In Hampton, 4th inst. Mr. Isaac Davis to Miss Onlla Parsons, both of Castleton. In Fairhaven, 29th ult. Mr.

Gibbs of Ben. son, to Miss Polly Hickok of Fairhaven. DIED, In Wallingford, 27th ult. Mr. Isaac Barrows.

In Poultney, 1st inst. Mrs. Lucy Farwell, aged 73 years. In Nottingham, Capt. Joseph Priest, aged 62.

In Warren, after an illness of 11 years Mr. Timothy Clifford, formerly of Wentworth, aged 49. In North Haven, Con. widow Mabel Ives, aged 100 years. In Hard wick, Ms.

Maj. Moses Mandcll, a hero of the revolution, aged 76. ANOTHER NEW ASSORTMENT. A. W.

H3TDE, HAS just received an extensive assortment of GOODS, which added to his former stock, must in point of variety, elegance and cheapness, surpass anv estab lishment in the place. He has one case of Leghorns, which he intends to sell at 50 per cent, below former prices, instead of 30 to 40, as offered by his neighbors. Boxes fresh Lemons; Turks Island, Coarse Sf fine, Salt; Western Connecticut Mess Shad; Nova Scotia and Western Plaster; Mackerel; Codfish, Sfc. Also, Teas and Tobacco, as usual, 10 per cent, lower than his neighbor, of the same quality. Castleton, July 11, 1826.

18 CONTENTS of No. LII, for July, 182v.s- Art. I. pane's Digest of American Law. A General Abridgment and Digest of Ame rican Law, with occasional Notes and Com ments.

By Nathai? -Wane, L.JL. D. Art. II. Worcester's Elements of History.

Elements of History, Arfcient and Modern; with Historical Charts. iy J. L. orces- ter. Art.

III. Popular Education. Practical Observations upon the Education of the People. By Henry Brougham, Esq. Art.

IV. Darby's Discourse on ike Jeicish Synagogue. 1. The of the Reformed Society of Israelites, for promot ing true Principles of Judaism, according to its Purity and Spirit. Founded in Charleston, bouth Carolina, sixteenth of January, 1825.

2. A Discourse delivered in Charleston, South Carolina, on the twenty-first day of November, 1825, before the Reformed Society of Israelites, By Isaac llarby, a Member. Art. V. Lexicography of the New Testa ment.

1. De vera Natura ataue Indole- Orati6nis Grrecoc Novi Testamenti Com-mentatio, Auctore H. Planck. 2. Clavis Novi Testamenti Philologica, Auctore M.

C. A. Wahl. 3. Grammatik des Neutesta-mentlichen Sprachidioms.

Von G. B. Winer. 4. Lexicon manuale Groeco-Latinurh in Libros Novi Testamenti, Auctore C.

G. Bretschneider. 5. A Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament, from tho Clavis Philologica' of C. A.

Wahl. By Edward Robinson. 6. A Greek Grammar of the New Testament, translated from the German of G. B.

Winer. By Moses Stuart and Edward Robinson. Art. VI. Leu-is's Outlines of the Ejiglish Language.

Analytical Outlines of the English Language, or a cursory Examination of its Materials and Structure. By John Lewis. Art. VII. Scottish Song.

The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern; with an Introduction and Notes, Historical and Critical. By Allan Cunningham. Art. VIII. Poplin's DalzePs Collectanea Grozca Majora.

Collectanea Graeca Ma-jora, cum Notis Philologicis, quas partim collegit, partim scripsit Andreas Dalzel. Editio Quarta Americana. Stereotyped. Art. IX.

Cooper's Novels. 1. The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna: a Descriptive Tale. By the Author of Precaution. 2.

The Last of the Mohicans; a Narrative of 1 757. By the Author of the Pioneers. Art. X. Correspondence on the History of the Late.

Sampson's Discourse and Correspondence with various learned Jurists upon the History of the Law, with the Addition of several Essays, Tracts, and Documents relating to the Subject. Art. XI. Critical Notices. 1.

Verri's Roman Nights. 2. 1 De Kay's Addres3. 2. Boston Athenceum.

3. Public Works of the State of Georgia. 4. The Deformed Boy. 5.

American Journal of Education. 6. Pickering's Reports. 7. Gould's Edition of Virgil.

Quarterly List of New Publications. Just received by C. GOODRICH. Castleton July 4. VERMONT COIJSOLXTJilTEJ) LOTTERY.

Highest Prize $10,000. TICKETS in the above Lottery can be had of Mr. J. T. DUNCAN, Rutland, west parish, or of the subscriber.

Present price of Tickets, $3.00. gcjWill rise soon.1 LEWIS MINER. Castleton, July 11, 1826. OLIVER CHURCIPS ESTATE. THE undersigned having been appointed by the If on.

Courtof Probate for the district of Fairhaven, commissioners to receive, examine and adjust the claims of the creditors to the estate of OLIVER CHURCH, Esq. late of Westhaven, in said district, deceased, represented insolvent, and six months being allowed by said court from the I2th of June, 1826, for that purpose, hereby give notice, that we will attend to the business of our appointment at the dwelling house of widow Lucy Church in said Westhaven, on the second Mondays of September and October next, from 9 o'clock, A. until 5 o'clock, P. M. on each of said days.

No accounts will be allowed unless properly attested, and those not exhibited, will be forever barred. PHILO WILCOX, ARTEMAS WYMANj Comrs. Westhaven, July 1826. 18 ES TRAYS. Strayed from the subscriber, in the month of May last, tW yearling HEIFERS, marked With a half cron on the under side of both ears.

Whoever will give noA tice where the heifers are, or return them to the subscriber, shall receive a handsome reward. SILAS HAWKINS. Castleton, July 10, 1826. IS INDEPENDENCE. WHEREAS my wife Fanny has robbed my house and left it unto me desolate, and run away with my neighbor's oxen and cart; choosing rather to become a servant among her neto made brethren, than to manage her own household, I therefore forbid all persons from trusting or harboring her or my children on my account, as I am determined to prosecute every one who harbors, or assists her in keeping my property from me.

WILLIAM TRUMBULL. Poultney, July 4, 1826. IB The house of 3Ir. Robert Smith, at Wil mington, was struck by lightning on the 12th ult. The clothes ot Mrs.

Smith were rent, and her shoes torn from her feet. Hopes are entertained of her recovery. An infant at her breast escaped unhurt. Kentucky. Mr.

Isaac Middleton, of Lewis county, lately took shelter under a tree in a thunder storm. The lightning struck the tree 20 feet above him, the fluid descended and entered the top of his hat, tore the lining, his coat, shirt and pantaloons to lint, and made a rent in both shoes his vest was rent asunder, and one side of each sock was rent to tatters. His skin was burnt in several places. The only clothing he had on when found was the waistband of his pantaloons. Mr.

Middle-ton is alive and likely to do well. The Commentator of the 17th ult. says, the summer term of the Harrison circuit court, commenced on Monday last. As a matter of course, an attempt was made to get a jury to try Isaac B. Desha, but there was no expectation that a full jury could be obtained.

Not one was received on Monday: since which we have no accounts from there." South Carolina. The Cheraw Spectator of the 16th ult. says: "There never was such a want of Corn since the days that Jacob sent his sons to Egypt for it. We are requested to say that it will sell readily in Cheraw, at one dollar and ffty cents the bushel." Ohio. It is estimated that the annual harvest of grain of all descriptions in Ohio is more than 50 millions of bushels.

It is calculated that 125 miles of the Ohio canals will be completed early in the summer of 1827. The extent of both canals is 370 miles. One will extend from Cleveland on Lake Erie to the Ohio River; the other from Cincinnati to Dayton on the Great 3Iiami. (Communications. See the mist at early dawn O'er the meadow flying; As the sun illumes the lawn, And the breeze 13 gently sighing: Thus the rays of knowledge bright Dispel the gloomy clouds of nature's night.

See the golden god of day, To the zenith swift advancing, While his light, but pleasant ray On the wave is deftly dancing: Thus in youth we boldly rise, To grasp at glittering wealth or honor's prize. Now the fierce meridian beams Constant, whirring, glowing, On the lake's still surface gleam, Or on the rivulet flowing: Thus with manhood's ardent gaze, We watch the tide of wealth or glory's blaze. Now the sudden clouds appear, Hear the dreadful roaring; Now it wakes the huntsman's fear, Where the torrent 's wildly pouring: Thus the storms of trouble rise, And Hope, enchanting Hope forever flies. Now sombre shades invest the sky, Mark the lightnings flashing; Shrieking horror's piercing cry, Congenial tempests crashing: Even so despair like thunder rolls, And crushes to the grave the fainting soul. B.

LOTTERIES. Mr. Editor, It seems that some of the people of Middlebury, encouraged by the success which the Phoenix Lottery met with, have vamped up a scheme on the strength of a charter granted some fifteen or twenty years ago. After the repeated expressions of our legislature against the establishment of lotteries or the introduction of tickets into this state, I think this procedure much to be regretted. Far better is it that laws be never made, than made only to be brought into contempt by constant evasion or open and repeated violation.

I do consider that lotteries have a pernicious tendency in communities where they are located. Indeed the correctness of this position needs no demonstration; it may be almost said to be self-evident. Where you can show me one who has been benefitted by this species of gambling, I will point out to you a score who have been injured by it, and embracing even those who have drawn large prizes. Writh these feelings and opinions, which are not formed without some experience in the case, I marvelled not a little, Mr. Editor, to find in your paper several articles in favor of lotteries.

You will permit me to say, that editors of public journals, who exercise a great influence over the public mind, cannot be too guarded or cautious in giving publicity to sentiments of this kind. lisher. The news of its receipt soon spread throughout the town, and a large concourse of people collected, all anxious to see or hear so extraordinary a document. To gratify their curiosity, Thomas ascended the portico of the south meeting-house, (then the only one in town,) and read it to those who were assembled. Half a century has since passed away, during which our country has increased in wealth, population and power, beyond all former precedent.

Dr. Thomas still lives to witness the prosperity of the country, and yesterday joined in the celebration of independence in the same house from which he read the declaration fifty years ago. Spy. Capt. Peter Dagget, of Martha's Vineyard, informs that on the 19th ult.

at 9, A. 31. 3 leagues to the S. of Cape Cod Light, and 2 miles and a third from the shore, he, and all on board, about 12 persons, had a full and fair view of the Sea Serpent. When about 75 feet from the sloop he held his head 5 or 6 feet out of water, but soon dropped it, and passed the vessel within 10 feet, going to the Northward, at the rate of 4 miles an hour.

He appeared to be 45 or 50 feet long, and of the diameter of half a barrel. His head resembled that of a snake. The serpent was seen by Capt. Hol-dridge of N. York, on the 17th ult.

at 7, P. 31. about 150 or 200 miles from where he was seen on the 19th. Rhode-Island. In the legislature of Rhode-Island, on the 23d ult.

an act was passed, appropriating fur hundred dollars in full, for one year's salary of his excellency James Fcnncr, governor of the state, and hvo hundred dollars in full for the salary of his honor Charles Collins, lieutenant governor At the celebration in Newport, 3Iaj. Handy read the Declaration of Independence, in which place he read the same instrument just fifty years ago. New-York. A severe and destructive hail storm passed through the south part of" Albion, Orleans Co. on the 24th ult.

which we regret to learn proved a serious calamity to many of our industrious neighbors. Most of the heat and corn crops within its range, together with garden vegetables and truit trees were trimmed and laid waste as with the besom of destruction. One man we are told had twenty acres of promising wheat entirely ruined. 3Iany windows were also broken by the hail stones, some of which measured five-and a half inches in circumference. On the 27th ult.

about half past one, P. 31., Albany and its vicinity was visited by the severest hail torrn which has been experienced lor mauy years. It did not con tinue to exceed two minutes, and yet the ground was literally covered with pieces of ice in the most fantastic shapes, varying in sizes of from a quarter to three quarters of an inch in diameter. The average size as about that of a hazle nut, but flattened on one side. The main body of the storm appeared south of the city, and passed off to the cast.

apprehended that crops have been much damaged. 1 ortunately, there was scarcely a breath of air stirring, and but little window glass was destroyed. There were several smart showers of rain during the afternoon, accompanied with thunder. On the 2d inst. about 1 1 o'clock, Albany was visited with a hard shower of rain, accompanied by exceedingly sharp lightning and very loud thunder.

The electric fluid struck the lightning rod on the cap-ltol, and broke that part of it attached to the cupola into three pieces; it then harmlessly pursued the course of the rod into the cistern in the yard. The bank of Geneva, N. Y. has given notice that it intends to withdraw from circulation, the $5 bills of that bank, engraved by 3Iurray, Draper, airman cy Co. and printed by L.

Lemet, except those printed on the back with brown chequer work and an oval centre and also the 1 and $2 notes of Reed's engraving, which have been counterfeited. The notice also states, that spurious bills are in circulation purporting to be $10 notes of Reed's engraving. They read, The President Directors Sf Co. of the Genera Bank," instead of the "Bank of as in the genuine. Tho Jersey Bank suspended payment on the 5th inst.

at their olfice in New-Yprk city. The only p'articulars that we have learned in relation to this stoppage, is, that when 3Ir. Kissam, the cashier, came to the office this morning, he found that the money which he expected to find where he had deposited it, had been removed, consequently he was compelled to refuse payment and close the doors. ing him home. He went to the cottage of the weaver, and found the wife alone in the lower room, making a little gruel over a poor fire.

Well Mary," said the master, where is your husband?" Oh! sir, he is just come in from the house, and being very weary, is just gone to lie down in his bed." 1 ill go up and see him Mary," and immediately he went to the upper room, where he saw the poor man lying on his bed, just in the agonies of death, with his mouth open, and his hands clasped; and alter a short convulsion he expired. I tie master was very much distressed, and came down stairs, hoping to be able to save the wife, who was in an emaciated condition; jhe had just poured the giuel into a basin, intending to carry it up her husband The master siid, Come Mary, f'ike a little yourself first." No air," said she, not a drop will I taste till Jonathan has had some. Neither of us have bad any thing within our wos hv water for the two davs we were weaving vour piece: and I thought it br-it to ma'' a little gruel for us beuV we tok stronger, as it is so long since we have tasted food; but, sir, Jonotha': have it first The master insisting on her faking smn herself before she went up to her husband, but she positively refused if at last finding that he could not prevail on her fo touch the gruel, ho was obliged to tell her that her hu-band was dead. The poor woman set down the bason of irruel, sunk on the floor, and immediately expired. In publishing the preceding narrative, the editor of the National Gazette remarks, We have inserted the foregoing story of real life, as more instructive with regard to the condition of the manufacturers, than any cerieral description.

It forms a dreadful contrast with the accounts of grand fancy balls and gorgeous palaces, which are contained in the same column of the British newspaper. The conduct of the miserable sufferers in general, in the manufacturing districts, is represented to have been most exemplary most of them endured their distresses with submissiveness and patience manv undertook to work during the nirht well as day, in order to procure food enough to support nature. Mr. Stanley, (the member of Parliament of that name who was in this country last year) stated in tho House of Commons, on the 8th ult. that he had spent, the preceeding fortnight in the midst of the distressed manufacturers, and had seen those who could obtain nnv employment, working fifteen hours a day for five or six shillings a week, and starving with their families on one meal of oatmeal a day, rather than apply to the parish for relief." To lovers of Goon Beer.

Tut two quarts of molasses into a keg with ten gallons of cool water. Boil 2 oz. ulspicc, 2 oz. hops, and half pint Indian meal, in two or three quarts of water about an hour strain it into the keg while hot add one pint yeast shake it well together stop the keg nearly air tight, and let it stand about twenty-four hours, when it will be fit for use. the whole expense of this quantity will not exceed three shillings.

CHINA PUTTY. THE subscriber would inform the inhabitants on his post route, that" he has and will keep constantly on hand, China Putty, of a superior quality, for cementing Glass and Earthen Ware; warranted if the directions are followed. Also, a variety of other articles, too numerous to mention in a short advertisement. He would offer his services to do any business to, or from Castleton, or any other place on his route, not inconsistent with his other avocations. For a trifling compensation he will purchase and deliver to order, any articles of Dry Goods, Groceries, Drugs and Medicines, Books or Blanks, not too heavy or bulky, from the SCTCheap Cash StoreSjiQf in Castleton; where, many articles may be had at Troy, and almost all at Whitehall prices, and some at a very small advance on New-York wholesale prices.

Ready drawn orders are solicited for any articles that may be wanted, which will be faithfully attended to, and purchases made at the lowest prices. Also, Tickets in the Vermont Consolidated Lottery, first class, to be drawn at Middlebury Aug. 9, will be furnished by A. MERRILL, Post Rider. Castleton, July II, 1826.

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