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4 ly maintained an unshaken confidence in the Wisdom of divine disposals. Even in the darkest night of when the billows of adversity seemed ready to overwhelm the patient sufferer, her hope in Jesus was firm and her hodilv pains were, for a time, forgotten, while her humble and thankf heart dwelt on the wonders of redeeming love. Her last sickness, which was very distressing, vys borne with patiertee, fortitude, and resignation the will of Gnl aid, in the hour of her departule, she was enabled to say, in the language of the poet, Jesus can make a dying bed, Feel soft as downy pillows are While on his breast I lean my head. And breathe Iny life Out sweetly there. At llos on, on the 12th ult.

Capt. John Rodgers, for-merly of Wcst-Boylston, Worcester County, aged Si. ever continuance Hiall be hvt on ah Indiciment found for an offence committed in cither. of the Counties of ITrankhrt or Hampden, Mich continuance Khali be had to the term of said Court next to lie holden in the County where such offence is alleged to have been committed -and such indictment shall be remitted to the office cf the Clerk of that County accordingly. Sect.

2. Be it further enacted That the ex-perces of Jurors, and othet expence incident to said Court to be holden as aforesaid, shall be borne equally bv each of said three counties ami the respective of the Counties of Ft ank-Iin and Hampden, are directen to pay to the Treasurer of the County of Hampshire, their respective proportions thereof, accordingly. Approved June 17. IS 17. Copy examined by A.

BRADFORD, Secretary of Commonwealth. The Presidents Tour. From the Jfevj-Ilaven Register of Saturday. ARRIVAL OF THE PRESIDENT. It is with no brdinary satisfaction that we announce to our feliow-citizens the arrival in this city of our beloved Chief Magistrate President Hiunroc.

The President and suite, and a great number ef passengets, arrived in the Connecticut. At 4 oclock yesterday, P. M. signal gnus were fired from the cutter, Capt. Lee, sintioned rear the light-house, and at the fort, announcing ihe Connecticut in sight; at 5 oclock, a federal salute was fired from the Cutler ns she passed another salute was fired fiom thetoit, by a party of volunteers under the direction of Lieutenant Dickinson this was follow ed by a salute from the battalion oT aitillcry, Commanded by Captain Wake, and stationed in JVont of the new Hotel.

His Excellency on landing was received by the of Arrangements and escorted to his lodgings by the Governor's horse guards, under Maj. Prescott. The President did not arrive at his lodgings until sunset." The shore was thronged on his arrival and the gating of cannon, the streaming of flags, and the tinging of bells, testified the joy our citizens felt' in welcoming the Chief of the American Republic, in their city. His Excellency Governor Wolcott arrived in this city with his aids, Messrs. Babcock ai Huntington, on Wednesday afternoon.

The of-Jicersof the diftV tent independent companies on horseback, in full uniform, and many other citizens in cariiages, rode a few miles out of town and escorted him into the city. We are happy to see the spirit of party laid aside on this occasion, and all uniting in paying the tribute of res-, pect to our beloved Governor. This day all the uniform companies will appear on parade, and it is expected the President will review them, and visit the College and the Gun Factory of Eli Whitney, Esq. in behair of the Corporation, tti which the President gave an extemporaneous answer. He then proceeded to view the troops, accompanied by General Swift and Mr.

Mason his private Secretary. After reviewing the troops, His Excellency visited the Deaf and Dumb Asylum. This day, at an early hour, he will visit the State Arsenal, in this town, after which he will proceed to Springfield, (Mass.) to examine the United States Armory, tec. at that place. From Springfield, it is said he will proceed to New-London, vis Hartford, on his tour to the eastward.

INDIAN NEWS. Extract of a Utter to the Editors cf the Savannah Republican, dattd St. Mary's, Georgia, June 7, 1817. In consequence of the late frequent depredations of parties of armed Indians upon the southern frontier which were attended with murder of the most savage nature, and the loss of cattle and other stock to a very large extent a small party of men assembled at Clarks mills, in Camden county, on the 19th ultimo, for the purpose of pursuing their trail, and to ascertain, as near' as possible, to what tribe tlicse savages belonged. After a march of about eighty miles, they discovered, at about nine oclock in the evening, an Indian camp, which they fired into, killed one, and wounded others, who fled at the first fire.

They were above fifteen in number. From the cainp was taken se venteen horses, several muskets, ammunition, fee. Those who fled were pursued and overtaken a night or two after, fired upon, and two more killed. Notwithstanding this defeat, a 'small party, suppose 1 to be the survivors, have been down since, ipto the white settlement, and drove off from 250 to 300 head of cattle. The whole is in the greatest possible state of alarm and, as yet have had no assistance, other than what has been afforded by the exertions of the few individuals v.

ho composed the above paity. The troops which appeared at one lime to be destined for the ft we observe have altered their destination, through a countermand or misconstruction of their order-. This event has produced the greatest disappointment to the inhabitants, whose last hopes were fixed on their speedy arrival. F.xfract of a letter from an officer in the United States Army to one of the Editors dated Fort Hawkins. April 15, 1817.

I shall leave this in a few days, for the Lower Creeks, with a force to remove the settlers off the Indian lands cast of the Chatahoochic liver. It is a difficult and disagreeable duty, as we may fall in with some of the hostile chiefs. In that case we must do the best we can. Extract of a letter from C. Jouitt.

Indian A-gent, to Gov. Edwards, dated 'Chicago, April 22, 1817. Sir Mr. Pcmccneau presents an opportunity i to inform you, that wc arc under considerable apprehensions fiom the Wynabagoes of Fox river. Information from Moskokee states, that they had their war-dance, the object of which is to shed American blood, at or in the neigh-loi hood of Chicago.

I have sent to their vil-! lage five respectable Indian chiefs to the tiuth of this report, and at the same time, to dissuade them from their bloody purpose Uniil we hear from this party we shall be on the ale it. CHARLESTON, JUNK 16. Ilis Biitanic Majestys ship Cherub, Capt. Fisher, 35 days from Kingston, Jam. and 6 from Havana," with about 350,000 in Specie, arrived on Saturday last.

The Cherub will proceed in a few days for Portsmouth, Eng. We understand that 150,000 of the above Specie is to be landed here. dicial decisions bf chief justice MKcan did honor to his head and heart. We copy the following fiom the National Intelligencer of Tuesday last. Nq citizen who had niade himself acquainted with the circumstanced connected with the aitack on the Firebrand could, for a moment, suppose, that redress had not been promptly demanded of the Spanish government.

The result of our complaints is not yet known. Wc have, however, a long account to settle with Spain, a long catalogue of abuses and aggres- sions, which has been swelling fur many years past all of which remain to be redressed. The lime is past when any nation will be permitted to attack our rights in any shape with impunity and, to the degraded state of the Spanish nation and the imbecility of its government, our forbearance i to be ascribed. She cannot, ought not, however, be permitted to continue any longer these aggressions under the cloak of weakness and insignificance and the time may not be far off when that nation will be called to an account. A F.

Eat. Adv. We have observed, that some' respect.able western newspapers have recently noticed anew the outrage committed upon the flag of the U. States, during the last -autumn, in ihe attack on the Firebrand. We are well assured that the occurrence has not been permitted to sleep by our government.

That reparation was promptly demanded, in the first instance, we know, from the message of President Madison at the opening bf Congress in December last and we have reason to believe, that further steps have been taken, -not very long ago, with a view to suitable redress. We presume that the proper time for disclosing to the nalionall that may have been done in this affair, will be at the next session of Congress. LEGISLATURE. OF EEJr.RAMPSITIRE. An attempt to increase the salaries of the Judges oTthe Supreme Judicial Court to 1100 rinll'ii a year, was negatived 106 to 66.

A mo-ii)ii lor a grant of 200 dollars each to them was also negatived 1 18 to 42. The following salaries for the year have been agreed to by the Jllouse Governor 1000 dollars; Secretary of State 3p9r Treasurer 600; Attorney General 600; Commissary-General 40. The members of the two brandies two dollars a day. A vote passed directing that each Academy the State should he furnished with one of Cahhaicaikb elegant map ofthe State. 1 he Rev iliiam Aliev, the new President of Dartmouth University, is appointed to deliver the Election Scnnon'next June.

SUMMARY. Good Tidings We rejoice in hearing from numerous quarters of line prospects of abundant products. This joy is the more full, since there have existed just grounds for serious apprehensions. The husbandman is now almost assured of a heavy crop of grass the great staple of New-Knglaiul. -The increased fields of small grains look healthy, and begin to hang down their heads The fruit trees are loaded with promise.

The fields lately overrun by the worm, are changed to erdant pastures, and the worm itself has become manure. 1 he Herald estimates that there are in Montreal 49, (K, hi Hour, and 250,000 wheat, which may t.e spin i 1 for exportation. Thus the anticipations of a in Canada, seem no more likely to be realised than similar anticipations in the United States. Part of a drove of 600 head of fat cattle have arrived at New-York fi om Chdlicothe, Ohio, the residue having been sol 1 at Baltimore and Philadelphia. Although driven nearly l'JUU miles.

Gang tells Os, they were in excellent Or Ur and that tle butchci shave offered 12 dolls, perch i for tl.e Letf ofthe drove.1 It is reported, that the British have captured twenty sill of A im-r'cnn fishermen, and sent them into Halifax, fur an aiiedged infraction of the treaty. A man who calls himself John Gibson, has been' committed in New-York, for attempting to take a xek-et-book, containing 20,000 dollars, from a gentlemans pocket in Allens exchange office. Two ships have arrived at Sag-IIarbor, from whaling voyages, one with 1730, and the other with 1209 bbls. oil. A sloop loaded with brick, was run foul of last week, in New-York bay, and sunk.

The crew saved themselves in a boat. We find it stated among the airticlcs of marine news, that the Spanish patriots have captured a brig with the bishop and viceroy of Mexico on board. M. Du Cruz, the agent from Pernumbvco not been accredited at Washington, and lias left that city. Messrs.

Prime, IVurdli Co. of New-York, have loan-; ed the Commissioners of the Canal Fund, 2911,090 dollars. at 6 per cent. Adams' successor. The Georgetown Messenger confidently renews the report of the last winter that Mr.

the present Attorney-General, is to succeed Mr. J. Q. Adams as Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of St. James.

The Secretary of the Navy has arrived at Salem from Washington. Another Mammoth Caf. Mr. Elijah F.ndicott, of Canton, county of Norfolk, has raised this season a Bull Calf, which at the age of two weighed 317 lhs. and girted 3 feet and 11 1-2 inches.

He proposes keeping him for some time for the gratification of those who may call to see him. i DIED, Lenox, on the 5th ult. Mrs. ABIGAIL WALKER, aged 78, relict of Edward Walker, Esq. formerly of Boston, and daughter of John Lovell, Esq.

Mrs. Walker was endowed with good natural powers, which were highly cultivated and improv t-d by a good early education, by reading 'and reflection, i.nd by the society of those who were distinguished for their accomplishments of mind and manners. In her character was that assemblage of virtues which greatly endeared her to her friends, and gave her peculiar dignity in the. various relations which she sustained in life, as well as in the social circles in which she moved. She was, also, a professed follower of Christ, and a-dorned her profl ssion by manifesting, in many wavs, her love to her Redeemer, his cause, ar.d tils Many surviving friends can testify to the ardour of her love of the truths of Gods word.

ILr mediations upon them were delightful by day, and, in the night-season they often cheered her heart. As she advanced in yeaTS, her light seemed to shine with increas-ing brightness, while her earthly house of tills tabernacle decayed. She had passed through many changes And peculiarly afflictive scenes in life, but uniform Patent Forks, Just received lv BISSF.LL, SON CO. June 30, 1817. i LIST OP LETTERS Remaining in the Pvtl-OGce at PUisJield, Mass.

'July 1, 1817. MATHEW ALLEN, (2) Miriam Bakfer, (2) Lemu-cl Binghath, Ezekiel Bacon, Simeon Brown, John Bidwell, Eliza Baker, Ebenezer Burt, Ozias Backus; Hannah Bush, Harris Barret, John Berdwin, Benjamin Cogswell, Iarnum Clark, Ira Cogswell, Ann 8. Carey Enoch Clark, Lucy Cleveland, James Dcmtnonds, Evei line Donolds, Lucretia Davis, Mr. Eaton, Joseph Fair-field, William Eliza C. Fuller, Henry Gates, Electa Goodrich, Charlotte Goodrich, My ns Graham, Richard Grant, Damiris llearick, Thomas Hammond, William llulbert, Edward llawlev.

Salty Jones, ltufus Johnson, Attiasa Jeffords, (2) Polly Jack-son, Mary Kneeland, (2) Benjamin Lillie, lchabovt Leonard. Augustus Ltim, Jerusha Moaely, (2) Samuel Millard, Nathan Merriam, Benjamin Maharin, Joseph W. McCrary, Aaron Nobie, l'hebe Noble, Enoch Per kins, Luzinda Parker, (2) Samuel Potter Co. Datus Phelps, Elijah Bobbins, William Ross, Elijah Rockwell Samuel Roberts, George It. Rockwell, Joseph Shearer Dyer Sprague, (2) David Shaver, Gardner Sloan, Speedy Stiles, Erasing Sackett, Cloe Tremain, Nathaniel remain, Taylor Clark, David Vinton, Elijah Wing Betsy Williams, James It.

Wier, and Phillis Vandusen of Pittsfield. Moses Cantwell, and Chamberlin; County of Berkshire. Thomas Axcbdc, juri. Samuel Dawes, Daniel Dana, Mary Ann Dutton, Joseph Dunbar, John Fobes, Clarissa Fobes, Oren Green, (2) Hannah Parker, Benjamin Remington, Ann Thomas, Eli za Trask, John Turner, Mary Sparbawk, Robert Walker, and Secretary of Franklin Lodge, Windsor John Burr, William Bill, Nathan Barns, Ezekiel Case Zcbediah Chapel, Absalom Deming, Ann Dibble, Mark Earns, 2d. Mason Green, Hannah F.

Gennirgs, Clarissa Kilbourn, William Noble, (2) Sophia Sikes, James Quigley, Erastus Taylor, Dolly Twadell, Eleazer Williams, and Elijah Wing, of IVaslungton. Daniel Birchard, A eu-Ashford. Ruth Bowen, Lane thorough. James Burton, Dalton. Arthur Bissell, Alden Farns worth, Fairchild Nichols, Joshua Downing, and Thomas Bates, United States Army.

j( LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post-Office at A'ev-Lebanon, A T. SOth June, 1817. WlIJdAM T. AVERY, Eldad Blackney, Jabe Bigelow, David Bonestale, Horace Beinent, Stephen Bailey, John Bull, (2) Robert D. Brown, Rebecca Cook, William Charming, Henvy Chapman, Ambrose Church, William Darling, Jaseph Davis, Flint, Xenas Goodrich, jun.

William Haight, William Hall, Billy Hibbard, Oliver Kellogg, jun. Reuben King, Lansing King, Joseph Knapp, Nancy Main, Jacob Rice James Shepherd, Isra Sackett, Henrv Starks, Sally T. Seward, James Saunders, Jesse Swift, Joseph Tayn-tor, (2) Joseph Tucker, Lydia Y. West, Mev-Lebanom. Salem Clemons, Sarah Hastings, llezekiah Marks Daniel Palmeter, Abigail Preston, John Towner, Elia Williams, Canaan.

Siderio G. Carpenter, Erastus Doty, Strphentoim. Thomas Berry, Hancock. Calviri Chittenden, Abram Merriman, Richmond. ELAM TILDEN, P.

M. Bible Society in the County of Berkshire a THE Association of Congregational Ministers in the County of Berkshire, at their meeting in Lanesborough. on the 17th ult. took inti consideration the subject of forming a Bible Society and being impressed with the immense importance of the general diffusion of the sacred scriptures, especially among the people rf our own country believing, also, that many of the poor in this district are now destitute of the Bible, and lhat this deficiency would be most equitably and speedily supplied by such an institution Resolved that it is expedient to adopt measures, as soon as may be to form a Jtible Society in this County, the primary object of which shall be to supply all destitute: families in the County witfy Bibles, without note oi comment and that the surplus funds of the Society shall be transmitted, annually, to the American Bible Society. In conformity with this resolution, and to accomplish the object proposed, the Association requested the subscriliers to prepare a Constitution, ai to give notice, in the public papers printed in tl County, ol a general meeting, inviting people all religions denominations in the County to assemble and unite their efforts in spreading the sacu J.

scriptures. The Committee now give notice, that a Ccunty Meeting, for the purpose, will be holden at Pittsfield, in the Old Meeting House, on the 17th inst, at one oclock, P. M. A general and punctual attendance is requested. WILLIAM WALKER, Al-VAN IIYDL.

JOS. WOODHRJDGE, July 1, 1S17. SAMUEL. SHEPARD. FOJ SALIC, A HOUSE and LOT, situated half a mile east of the Meeting-House, tn the bank of the Ilousatonuck, very convenient for any mechanic.

It Will be snM low, and a credit given tor the greatest part of the purchase at.d extremely low fr ready cash, GAD J)Y. Pittsfield, June 30, 18 17. 876tf TublicF fexdue, 7ILL.br sold, by order the Supreme Jodi-V da Court, at Public Auction, on Wednesday. the sixth day of August next, at one oclock in the afternoon, on the piendxes, snjfnuch of the real estate of Si air. on Hall, late Tynngham.

deceased, a will raise the sura rf ur Hundred and Thirty DelUr. Said leal estate is situated in Tyringham. NATHAN HALL, Administrator. Dalton, June 25 1817. Extract of a tetter from St.

dated the 30 th May. 18)7. On the 22d ult. a Spanish fleet of 19 vessels, under convoy of a frigate and sloop of war, was off Margaiiila, teinaincd in sight of the island for two days. It is said there were troops on hoard for the Spanish Main, hut not having disembarked at Cumana, it is supposed they proceeded for La Guyra or Porto Cabello.

Lord Cochrane (says the Morning Chronicle) has sailed from England, with 300 officers, and 100,000 on board. His destination is not known some people think he proceeds to Buenos Ayres, and others to Venezuela. It is reported here that general Morillo has been defeated in three different engagements by one of the independent Chiefs called Paez, who is said to have under his command an army of 7000 men, mostly composed of cavalry, armed with lances and carbines. Such is the most current news here. Curracoa paper June 7.

From the Hartford Timet June 24. ARRIVAL OF THE PRESIDENT. It was not ascertained until Saturday last, that bur distinguished Chief Magistrate would honor this city with his presence. As soon, however, as it was reduced to a certainty, the united voice of our citizens called for a feeble demonstration of the respect they felt for the man whom they delight to hokor. The Aldermen and Common Council, (the Mayor being absent) assembled at an early hour, and voted that the Aldermen prepare and deliver an address to the President.

A Committee of arrangements, consisting of gentlemen of both political parties, was appointed to make the necessary piepara-tions. The first Company of the Governors Horse Guards commanded by Major Buck, vete requested to repair to lltihtr field. there to receive the President, and escort him into this city. The Artillery Company, commanded-by Capi. Ripley, were also requested to parade on the South Green, and fire thccustomary salutes, on ihe approach of the President.

Both these companies were in perfect readiness to pci form their respective duties. Information was, however received, at about five oclock, P. M. that the President would not arrive here until the Monday following although the impatience ofthe people to see the supreme Magistrate of the Union, had already thronged our streets with anxious spectators. On Monday the first company of the Governors Horse Guards, under the command of Maj.

Buck, repaired to We: bcrsfield, about lour miles from this city, to receive the President A large, concourse of citizens from this and the neighbouting towns also assembled there, and escorted his excellency to the soup green, in this city, where the Hartford Artillery, commanded by Capt. Jliiley the F.j Hartford Artillery commanded by Capt. Olmsfed the Simsbury artillery commanded by Col. Johnson fired a national salute. He was then received by the first Company ofthe Governors Foot Guards, commanded by Maj.

Goodwin- -Capt. Johnson t. Capt. Wadsworth's Capt. Rockwell's.

Capt. Elsworth's and Capt. Brown's Infantry Companies, under the command of Col. Lsoms.anda detachment Cavalry under command of Col. Gleason, and the whole of the immense assemblage of Soldiers and Citizens escorted the President over the city bridge, which was elegantly ornamented with three lofty arches thrown over it, composed of evergreen and lati- rtl from the central one was suspended a label hMarch 4,1817." He was then escorted to Morgan's Coffee-House, where he alighted, amidst a throng of Soldiers and Citizens, more numerous than was ever before witnessed in this City.

Soon after his arrival he was addressed by John Morgan) Esq. senior alderman of the City, I i Another revolutionary character gone. We announce, with deep regret, the death of Thomas MKean, formerly a representative in the continental congress, one of the signers of American Independence, chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and nine years governor of that state, who died at Philadelphia on Tuesday of last week, after a short illness. We have not told the age of governor MKean, but presume he was near 80 years old. From his youth he was the firm friend of his country, the active supporter of its rights, the honest and upright judge, and the able and comprehensive statesman.

It was said by lord Mansfield, that the ju.

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