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tenced a man to pay a certain fine that nearly all the Legislature for murdering one of his slaves. The have done this session, bad prepajurors were informed by the court, red the public mind for this burst that it was their province to ascer of indignation. tain the guilt of the prisoner and not The Board of Canal Commissionto award the punishment. But they ers have reported on the advantages refused to change their verdict. of constructing a Canal to unite Whether the court submitted to such Lake Erie and the Ohio river. The an encroachment upon its authority, route will pass from Lake Erie to we are not informed. The case

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the Ohio tbrough the upper part of excite a smile, but the conduct of the valley of Muskingum and the jury is not more absurd and rep- Licking, and the lower part of the rehensible, than that of grand in- Scioto valley. quests which occasionally, in the Indiana. The immense numbers southern and western states, present of pigeons that inhabit the western persons as suitable candidates for regions of the United States bave certaid offices. All political feelings excited the astonishment of travelshould be discarded from the jury- lers and occasioned wonderful acbox,

as scrupulously as from the pul. counts wbich many, wbo hare not pit. There is, said the wisest of men, been-eye witnesses, have considered a time for all things.

as fabulous. Although the pigeon Tennessee. The legislature of Ten is decidedly a bird of the wilderness, nesse has received a petition from a yet it does not hesitate to encroach certain Lamas Clampit, in which he on the settlements of tpan, and often states that he owes certain duties to proves destructive to bis wheat and society, and that in order to fulfil corn-field. them, like a good citizen, he is desi From a computation, it appears, rous of taking to himes!f a wife. He there are upon a square mile every further states that he has no doubt day, 5000-tbat they embrace a tract of being blessed with a large family of country, seventy miles square; so of children, aod concludes by pray that allowing one half this area to be ing the legislature to pass a law al filled at the rate above mentioned, lowing him to erect a BILLIARD TA there would be above twelve milBLE, for the support of his said in- lions. Pigeons are great gormanditended wife and expected children! zers, and it appears, that allowing The petition was referred to a com their food only equal to one gill of mittee.

wheat per day, which is supposed Kentucky. At Louisville, last to be short of the quantity of outrimonth, specie was at 98 per cent ad ment they would require, they vance in excbange for Common would consume about 115,327 bushwealth paper.

els per day-this, at fifty cents per Ohio. By the census of this State bushel, would amount to 57,663 dol. it appears that there are in it 428 lars. Providence bas given them a deaf and dumb.

peculiar power of seeking far and A late Chilicothe paper informs us wide, through the fertile forests of that on the preceding evening the the west, to gratify that appetite, people of the town assembled and and gather up the surplus fruits of burot all the members of the Legis. the earth which would otherwise lature from that county in effigy, waste, like the leaves, to enrich the excepting one, together with the soil that produces them. clerk of the Senate. What produced The town of Richmond, Wayne the ferment was the non-election of County, situated on the east bank of Judges Cook and Armstrong, in White River, was laid out in 1816. particular; and it is understood also, It pow contains 453 inhabitants, and

two printing offices. The Quakers who are restless, intrepid, and satof this state hold their yearly meet- guinary. ings here, in a house 100 feet long One of our friends writes from St. 60 wide, and two stories bigb. It is Louis as follows: represented that 5000 persons atten In my ride to this place, near ded the last meeting.

Kaskaskia, I saw the son of the ruIllinois. STONE COAL AT THE 84 ling chief of the tribe of that name, LINE.- A bank of stone coal of in once among the most powerfulof the exhaustible extent, has lately been savage nations, mustering probably discovered at the Saline, in this 5000, but pow so cut up by their edestate, which promises the great mies as to to count but 50. The old est advantages to the manufactors chief, named Ducoigne, I believe I of salt. General White, to whom saw at a distance. He lives in a very the publick is already so much in. comfortable house just beyond Kasdebied for the late discovery of kaskia. These people bad once a strong water at that place, is also church of the Roman Catholick perentitled to the credit of this new dis suasion 1500 strong! They formed covery-which, we are assured, will

a grammar and dictionary of their lessen the expense of making salt language in Shawnoe and French. at least one half

. A quarry of it has They were both taken off by a fellow been opened, and preparations are whose name I forget and carried to in a state of forwardness to com Detroit, wbere they are probably mence boiling with it instead of preserved. The Priest was of their wood, in the course of two or three

own tribe. weeks. The cost of this fuel, at the Michigan Territory. If the popmouth of the furnace we understand ulation of this territory continue its will not exceed three cents a bushel present rate of increase, it will be

Missouri. Much apprehension is entitled, in the course of two years, entertained by the pe ole on the to an qual rank in our national confrontiers of this state from the bos- federacy. tile attitude of the neighbouring In It is mentioned in the Detroit dians. We have not more than three Gazette as a singular fact, that thousand men to protect a territory there is not an individual imprisoof nearly 5000 miles, and keep in ned for crime or debt in this Terricheck a body of 20,000 warriors, tory.

OBITUARY.

HENRY SERGEANT, Esq. aged 42 quent and enfeebling disease, be years. (March 26tb.)

still devoted his days with untiring The deceased was a man whom effort, to repair for others the losses misfortunes had the power to afflict, wbich bis own misfortunes had ocbut not to bend. With great sensi- casioned; affording by bis conduct bility, and the loftiest principles of an example of the idea of virtue, honour, he maintained his integrity which he had always fondly cherishunder circumstances the most ad ed and inculcated. In the midst of verse, and exerted all his faculties these efforts, he sunk. His friends with unwearied diligence, to do jus- have lost a companion endeared to tice to those who, according to bis

them by bis kind and generous daown exalted conceptions of duty, ture, no less than by his rich and bad claims on his time and talents. bighly cultivated understanding; and With a constitution impaired by fre- his immediate relatives, who felt and

knew his worth and goodness, will Lieut. of Militia and was in actual find a void in their social circle, engagement. which can never be supplied.

Mrs. Rowson, who died lately at It may not be improper to add,

Boston, was the daughter of Wile to the above tribute to the moral

liam Haswell, an officer in the Bricharacter of the deceased, that in

tish Davy. The family resided at the intervals of business he was a

Nantucket when the revolutionary diligent reader and sometimes a

contest came on, when, in accord. mused bimself in literary composi.

ance with the cautious policy of tion. A sensible paper on the state of

that day, Mr. Haswell, a balf pay our“ Currency,” in the Port Folio officer, was of course, considered a for 1819, shows that he understood prisoner of war, and sent into the the theory as well as the practical

country for safe keeping, but suboperations of his profession; while

sequently to Halifax, by cartel. This the “New Readings in Shak

officer had several sons--two of speare,” in the vols. for 1818 and whom have been gallant officers in 1819, of the same work, evince the

the payal service of the United playfulness of his humour.

States, and both were distinguished

in the figbt of the Le Berceau, and SAMUEL Wilcocks, Esq. of in some other engagements of that Bucks County, (Pa.) aged 37 years: sbort war.

Susapna Haswell was -an event by which his family are

married to Mr. William Rowson, in deprived of a most amiable and af. fectionate relative, his many friends

the year 1786, in London. While

she resided in Massacusetts, she bad of a much esteemed associate, and

frequent opportunities of seeing the community of a man, upright, that great orator, and lawyer, honorable, and conscientious, in all

James Otis, then one of the most inhis pursuits.

fluential men in America. Much In Wrentharn, Mass. MAJOR SA pains had been bestowed on her edu. MUEL Cowell, an officer and pa cation, and this learned and enthu. triot of the revolution, aged 87. In siastic scholar was delighted with bis youth, he served as a private solo her early display of talents, and caldier in one campaigo in the old led ber his little pupil. This intimaFrench war, in Canada, and after cy she recollected with pleasure wards, in the revolution, he took and pride, in every period of her life. an active part, and was distinguish In the same year of her marriage, ed for the firmness of his priuciples, she commenced author, and publishas well as bis zeal. When the news ed her first work, “ Victoria," of the battle of Lexington was which was dedicated, by permission, brought to bim, he instantly left the to the Duchess of Devonshire, then field in which he was engaged, col. the most brilliant star in the circles lected the company which was then of taste and fashion. Her Grace was under bis command, saw that they a genius, a beauty, a politician, were all properly equipped, and be and a writer of considerable distincgan his march towards Boston, in a tion; but her affability and kindness few hours after the pews had reach surpassed even her charms and aced him, and by daylight the next complishments. The merit of Vicmorning was encamped in Roxbury. toria, and the kindness of her who He died in the same house in which bad become the friend of the author, he was born.

secured it a flattering reception. lo Monmouth, Me. SIMEON The Ducbess, among other acts of DEARBORN, Esq. aged 90. In our kindness to Mrs. Rowson, introdurevolution he was actively engaged, ced her to the Prince of Wales; and in defending his country's rights. At she obtained, by this interview, & the taking of Burgoyne he was a pension for her father. Mrs. Row.

son's next work was “ Mary, or the every quarter, not only from our
Test of Honor.” This was not en own country, but from Newfound-
tirely original, but was taken, in land, Jamacia, New-Providence,
part, from a manuscript furnisbed and more distant places. From Med-
by a bookseller. This book she neve ford, she removed to Newton, about
er claimed as her work. Then fol the same distance from Boston, and
lowed " A Trip to Parnassus," " A continued her school until she re-
Critique on Authors and Perform moved to Boston; in every place she
ers;” and then “ Fille de Chambre," had as many pupils as ber health
“ Inquisitor," " Mentoria,” and would allow her to take. During her
“ Charlotte Temple, or a Tale of laborious duties, she fouod time to
Truth.” This last work has bad the write" Reuben and Rachel," a
merit of the most extensive sale in novel; the scene of which is laid in
this country of any other ever pub- this country, and other works. She
lished here—more then twenty five has also compiled a “ Dictionary;"
thousand copies of it were sold in a two systems of “Geography;" • A
few years.* Mrs. Rowson lately present for young ladies," being a
commenced writing a sequel to this collection of various exercises and
book, but did not finish it. In 1793, poems, recited by her pupils, “ His-
she returned to this country and was torical Exercises," &c. She was
engaged in the Philadelphia theatri the conductor, at one time, of the
cal company for three years. Not “ Boston Wekely Magazine,” in
withstanding her arduous duties on which she wrote many valuable es-
the stage ber pen was not idle; at says, on various moral and interes-
this time she wrote the “ Trials of ting subjects. Odes for masonic par-
the Heart," a very voluminous poses, hymns for charitable associa-
work; ** Slaves in Algiers," an ope- tions, and songs for patriotic festi-
ra;“ The Volunteers,”a farce-foun- vals, came from her pen, too dume-
ded on the whiskey insurrection, in rous to mention singly; and each of
Pennsylvania; and the “ Female them did credit to her poetical pow-
Patriot.” In 1795, while in Balti ers. The “ Biblical Dialogues" was
more she wrote a poetical address to her last publication.
the army of the United States, called In Lisbon in September last, aged
the “ Standard of Liberty,” which 74, ABBE JOZE CORREA DE SERRA,
was recited by Mrs. Whitlock, from Counsellor of Finances, Knight of
the stage. Mrs. Rowson went to several orders, Member of several
Boston in 1796, and was engaged at learned societies, formerly Minister
the Federal-street Theatre; and for Plenipotentiary froin Portugal to
her benefit, produced the comedy the United States, and well known
of “ Americans in England.” Here in Europe and America, as a distin-
closed her dramatic labours—since guished botanist, and as a geotle-
then, she has never attempted any man possessed of an uncommon
thing for the stage, except, perhaps, share of literaray knowledge. Io all
a song or ode. At the close of her the different countries in wbich be
engagement, she opened a school; resided, a just respect was paid to
and before the end of the year she his talents, which, together with the
had an hundred, pupils and many kindness of his manners and the
inore anxious to be admitted. From brilliancy of his wit, ensured him
this place, she went to Medford, and every where the most friendly re-
opened an academy for young ladies. ception. His public services justi-
This seminary was thronged from fied the high confidence of his gor-
* This is so extraordinary a circum-

ernment; his literary merits bave stance in the history of American litera been publickly acknowledged by ure, that we are disposed to question the several institutions in Europe and aceuracy of the statement. Ed. P. F, America.

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