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prettiness. Below the footlights a sea of faces sing or play something to amuse them ?" said stretched away--a miniature sea, that is to say. Miss Seymour. No response was heard. The capacity of our Hall is not unlimited. I I looked around—I spied a bird of song at regarded these upturned countenances from a hand. business stand-point, and, knowing just how “Louisa Coan," I ordered, “go straight out many of them it took to represent the Federal on that stage and give that audience the longest dollar, felt a thrill of satisfaction.

song you can remember.” " Excellent audience !" said young Mr. Dar- “Impossible!” said she, shrinking. “I ley, joining us.

couldn't think of a single thing." “ How so?" asked Miss Seymour. “Quanti- “Oh yes you can-no matter what-Bilty or quality ?"

lings's Jordan,' if you like. Hurry-it's getting “Both. There's a splendid lot of them, and late.” they are pleased with every thing."

“But you know I couldn't sing that,” she re“Small thanks to them for that,” I said. monstrated. Well they may be after all the pains the girls “Wellthen, ‘Ask me not why-or, what is have taken. Who looks the best, Fred ?” that from Lucia that you do so nicely and every

"I don't know, really. Sometimes I think body likes-something about praying." it is one, and then another. The truth is, Mrs. “OhI'll pray for thee.'”. Miggs, that we do have the very prettiest girls “ Yes, that's it. Run right along, there's a in this town that you can find in the State." darling."

I smiled at his enthusiasm. " Indeed!” was “But how can 1-so suddenly-and no acmy reply. “I know that used to be said when I companiment or any thing?" was a girl.”

I held her with my glittering eye. “Louisa “So long ago as that!” he asked, innocently. Coan," I asked, are you working for our solMargaret and I exchanged glances. “Yes, diers or are you not?” She gave in before the young man,” I said, severely, “just so long ago.” glance and argument combined. I drove her

“I guess Frank Hall thinks the same thing," forth upon the stage and left her. When I rehe went on, quite unconscious. I screwed my turned the torn cap was somehow rectified and neck around a corner and brought my glance to the wreath was going on. bear on the young captain. There he sat, very “Beautiful!" said Miss Seymour. “A litpale and interesting, watching the stage intent- tle more powder on this temple, Mary, and the ly; anxious, perhaps, for the success of his lit- bridge of her nose. Now for the sheets." tle drama.

They were gathered around the neck, and The play gave symptoms of drawing to a close; drawn in at the waist, the fullness "evened" Miss Seymour suggested our return to the field here and distributed there. From the stage of duty. Back we went to the dressing-room, came the last sounds, where ample occupation awaited any willing “I'll e.....ver ble.....ss a.....nd pray fo....r hand. All went on well. Charade succeeded thee!" tableau, and tableau charade, in due season, while “All is ready,” announced Miss Seymour. our volunteer musicians filled up the intervals The curtain came down and the procession startto general “ acceptance.” At last we came to ed, one bearing the pedestal, another the anchor, the closing labor—the statue. This would wind and two or three more holding up the drapery. up the entertainment, this must be the crown- “Hope," said I, by way of parting benedicing perfection.

tion, “look just as joyous as you can, and keep Two boxes of Meen Fun were brought, a piece your eyes shut.” Whereupon I borrowed someof flannel and of cotton stocking. A girl on body's shawl and cloud, without the ceremony each side powdered vigorously at poor Emma's of asking for them, and went down among the face and neck and arms. Miss Seymour pro- audience to have a view of my favorite. With ceeded to put on the cap of tissue paper which some difficulty I managed to find a spot large was to hide the gold-brown hair. “Will that enough to stand upon, and stood there. do?" she asked, stepping back to survey the ef- Up went the curtain, and exclamations of defect.

light resounded through the house. It was pretNo, just a little line of hair was visible. Ten- ty, certainly. I acknowledged to myself that it derly the paper cap was shifted, but alas! not was a very neat effect to be produced by one tenderly enough. A crack, a tear, and a long pair of sheets and two boxes of Meen Fun. streak of brown showing through the white ! There stood Hope, serenely leaning on her an

And then the manager at the door. “We chor, her exquisite arms and shoulders bare, her want the statue now. The music is just done." upturned face beaming with a subdued "joyous

“Presently,” said Miss Seymour, endeavor- ness," of which I knew the secret-she was just ing to repair the mischief. Shrick, crack went ready to break into a laugh. The cap of tissuethe paper, and again the hair showed through. paper hid her hair entirely; the drapery arRenewed efforts of desperation, renewed failure. ranged by Miss Seymour's skillful hand fell in

“Isn't the statue ready?" spake the importu- heavy folds about her feet. nate voice outside. “We are having too long “Perfect !" I heard a voice behind me say. an interval."

“It's the most perfect thing I ever saw in my What could be done? “Can't one of you I life.”

“Now where could they have got that stat- where she lived, excepting a few years of early ute ?" inquired an old lady on my right. childhood, till she went to New England to

“It isn't a statue, mother-nothing but one school. Her education was directed by a relaof the girls dressed up," responded her married tive, whose poetic temperament, scholastic culdaughter.

ture, and fervent piety doubtless had great influ. “You don't tell me! I'm sure it must be ence upon her character and subsequent life. marble or plaster parish!” and, indeed, by In the autumn of 1845 she left school, and bethat light, it was difficult not to believe with gan at once to write for the periodicals of the her. The statue, too, was perfectly immobile. day. Indeed before this time some of her She stirred not a finger, nor even winked, though youthful effusions had attracted attention. A the glare from the footlights must almost have well-known lyric, “There's no such Word as forced her eyelids open.

Fail,” she wrote when only fifteen. The LitThis tableau vivant was found so attractive erary Gazette, published at Philadelphia, was that it had to be repeated more than once, and then a favorite journal, edited by Joseph C. the curtain went down at last amidst tremendous Neal, the author of "Charcoal Sketches," etc. cheering.

Her contributions to its columns won his adSo the evening was over, and people got away miration, and a correspondence was the result. as fast as they could; the door-keeper counted Her letters were signed by her nom de plume, his golden gains, and announced a sum most Alice E. Lee. The real name of his contribgratifying to our feelings. I went home; the utor, Emily Bradley, becoming known to him performers adjourned to Mrs. Hall's, where re- by accident, he visited her, and the acquaintfreshments awaited them after their arduous la- ance thus formed resulted in their marriage in bors.

the winter of 1846. At his request she retained • Frank walked with Emma Morris. “I am the name of Alice always after, and by the so glad we did not give it up,” she said. “Now name of “Cousin Alice" was best known to the the trouble is all over, and we have such a nice reading public, especially its younger portion. sum for the soldiers."

Seven months after their marriage Mr. Neal “You are willing to take a great deal of pains died, but during this period he and his mother, to make them comfortable."

a woman of rare intellect and culture, fostered Of course I am," she answered. “I should and directed the unfolding ability of the young be a very selfish girl if I could feel otherwise.” wife. She assisted her husband in his literary

A sudden impulse seized Frank. He drew work, and early displayed a remarkable versathe little hand upon his arm down into his own tility of talent. A playful boast led Mr. Neal 'strong clasp. “You would do so much for their one day to challenge her to the composition of comfort,” he whispered ; “will you do some- sketches so to imitate the spirit and manner of thing for me too?-something to make me hap- some of the modern European litterateurs as py all these long nights when I shall lie awake that scholars would be deceived into believing in camp, thinking of you. Oh, Emma, say—" them literal translations. She accepted the

Their glances met-hers fond and timid; his challenge and succeeded. Indeed one of these fond and eager. The others had passed into sketches, in imitation of a German writer, “The the house; these two were half-way up the walk. Chapel Bell,” deceived Mr. Saxe, who paraFrank looked quickly around, then stooped and phrased it in a poem “ from the German." In kissed the sweet lips with a long love-kiss. No- a volume of his poems may be found a note body saw, he thought.

making the proper acknowledgment to Mrs. Well, nobody did to mention. Only Mrs. Neal, and confessing how thoroughly the GerMiggs, who, turning the corner in the shadow man spirit of her story had blinded him to its of the evergreens, beheld this little tableau, and real origin. considered it quite the success of the evening. For five years after her husband's death Mrs.

Neal continued to reside with his mother in IN MEMORIAM:-ALICE B.

Philadelphia, discharging various editorial duHAVEN.

ties upon the paper which he had conducted,

and contributing freely to many other periodicTHE journals of August 24th announced the als. From that time till the year before her

one of the contributors to this Magazine, at Godey's Lady's Book, and was associated with Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York. Mrs. Hale for some years in its editoriul manShe had long held an honorable and peculiar agement. In 1853 she was married to Samuel place among the female writers of this country; L. Haven, Esq., and removed to New York, and her death will be mourned, not only by and afterward to Mamaroneck, where she passed those who knew her, but by many who have per- the remainder of her days. ceived her worth in the purposes which she The books which Mrs. Haven wrote for chil. sought to further by her literary labors. Not dren have had the greatest popularity. She yet thirty-six, the age when man is “half-way knew how to reach the hearts and minds of home," she had filled up the full measure of a the young.

TH sale of a series known as the life that led no ignoble days.

“ Cousin Alice's Home Series" has been imMrs. Haven was born in Hudson, New York, mense. Several volumes, beginning with "Helen Morton;" and "Loss and Gain” and “The sell best, I use them almost entirely. They will Coopers," written for older readers, have also never bring me the fame I might win, perhaps, had extensive circulation. Besides these, every but they give pleasure: they do some good, I year stories, sketches, and poems in great varie- hope, and they bring me that which enables me ty, fell from her pen, and were published in this carry out the purposes of my life." And these and other periodicals.

purposes! To educate the fatherless, to sustain Her poetry is marked by great delicacy, grace, the widow, to care for orphaned and forsaken and religious feeling. A few lyrics written since children; to stand between want and its victim, the war began have shown an inspiration and ex- the tempted and the tempter, the sufferer and altation of feeling surprising to those who knew the woe impending—these were the purposes her best. Her juvenile books show great in- constantly carried out in the simplest and most sight into child-nature, and a tenderness, sim- unostentatious of lives, and by the practice of a plicity, and secret power that wins the admira- strict and self-denying economy. When the tion of “children of a larger growth." With war sent home to us the sick and wounded who purity of thought and a graceful and graphic had periled life and health for their country, it style, she always wrote as one must who never was not in her nature to do less than enter with used her pen without first asking God's bless- all her heart upon the task of relieving their ing on her work. It would seem almost incred- sufferings and ministering to their needs. Her ible to say so much as that of her speech, yet purse, her pen, and the purses which were open she alone of all who knew her would have de- to the solicitations, not easy to a sensitive nature nied its truth. She was a brilliant and even like hers, were devoted to these charitable and fascinating talker, with a wonderful faculty for patriotic offices. Few could resist an appeal narration and the suggestion of humor; but her from that sweet-faced, fragile woman, who knew earnestness and sincerity poured too many of the how lavishly her own days and nights were spent sweet or sad lessons of life upon her lips for them in such service as she commended to every true to distill even the bitterness which is bright in heart in the sketch “One Day," published in the parlor and the salon. She kept subdued and this Magazine just a year ago. Her health was in the back-ground, if she did not entirely con- always frail. A trouble in her eyes in early ceal, those mental traits which few who are gift- life sometimes produced months of continuous ed as she was control so wisely. She had great blindness. Maternal cares added to this heavy powers of sarcasm, a keen perception of the lu- burden. Consumption came in its most insididicrous, a fair wit, an abhorrence of cant in so- ous forms, and several of her last winters she ciety and religion, and an insight which un- was compelled to spend in a tropical climate; veiled character and exploded social fictions. yet the little white hand that had wrought so Thus endowed, with her affluence of language much kept bravely on, nor rested from its labor and illustration, there was great temptation to till those months of wasting agony came which become a satirist, and to show up the shams of ended her life. life. But she withstood the temptation, and re- The little parish at Mamaroneck never assemsisted even the bribe of large compensation, bled for a sadder service than when they gathmade by one who knew her peculiar genius, for ered to bury her who for years had been among a series of articles of this description. She even them an efficient teacher for the Master. The tried to suppress the sale of one of her earliest whole community came to mourn. books, “The Gossips of Riverton,” in which were there, whom she had helped ; servants she had given play to the faculty mentioned, be- whose long service had made them her friends; cause it had occasioned some wounded feeling. men whom with sweet courage she had counFor daily she grew in the charity which covers seled or warned; women to whom she had been the multitude of others' sins, and strives to adviser and guide; children whom she had won “make allowance for them all.” With her ev- by written or spoken words; and those whom she ery thing, though it were her rarest gifts, was had borne and left motherless: her husband and made subordinate to the purpose for which she their kindred, and nearer friends: these were lived.

gathered to look their last upon the pale, wasted She never forgot her stewardship, and was face, and to bury the precious dust from sight. “spent for this world's help.” Establishing The impressive rites and hymns of the church herself as a writer on the plane where she could were followed by an address from one whose ofcommand the largest sweep of influence, she fice and kinship fitted him to speak justly and sought the level of those who needed help as faithfully of the departed, and the lessons of her conscientiously with her pen as with her purse. life and death. Her favorite hymn, “Rock of Fame, larger remuneration, enjoyment in the Ages cleft for me," was sung, and the mourners exercise of more attractive powers, were all thrilled as they looked upon the hands clasped sacrificed to "this world's help.” Nor these over the lilies, and heard “Simply to Thy cross alone. The personal tastes which would have I cling." Upon these almost every eye dropped been gratified by the beautiful in the arts, or the its tearful tribute ere the coffin lid was closed. surroundings of luxury, were laid upon the same And now, to such a life as hers, so full of selfaltar. The income from her pen was consecra- denial and all the gracious ministries of charity ted to others. It was unusually large, for, as she and love, it is given, though death has closed it, once playfully remarked, “Finding water-colors I still to speak.

The poor

Munthly Record of Current Events.

UNITED STATES.

| August 22, but up to September 4 the bombardment UR Record closes on the 7th of September. bad not been renewed. According to the accounts

upon Charleston, the military movements in Ten- city of Charleston, no actual damage was done. nessee and Arkansas, and the reports of new iron-clad Fort Sumter, though apparently in ruins, was not steamers built for the Confederates in Great Britain. abandoned by the enemy, and there was reason to

From Charleston our intelligence comes down to believe that he was still determined to hold possesSeptember 4. After the repulse of the attack upon sion of it, and had been mounting new guns upon Fort Wagner on the 10th of July General Gilmore the ruins. In accordance with a request from the commenced a regular approach to the works by Admiral, fire was again opened on the fort on the means of parallels, and at the same time erected 30th of August. The result was a still further debatteries in the rear from which he expected to re- molition of the works. Our latest dispatches indiduce Fort Sumter, by firing directly over Wagner. cate that a renewed bombardment of Charleston was The formal attack was opened on the morning of at hand. Meantime the siege of Wagner was vigthe 17th of August, the navy co-operating mainly orously pressed; on the 1st of September 75 of the by keeping up a bombardment upon Forts Wagner enemy's sharp-shooters were captured in the rifleand Gregg. Sumter was found to be perfectly in pits before the works. reach of our guns, although the distance was from The armies of the West, under Rosecrans and two to two and a half miles. The fire was accurate Burnside, have commenced moring—the former toand destructive. Thus, on the 23d, according to ward Chattanooga, and the latter toward Knoxville, Confederate accounts, 604 shots were fired, of which Tennessee. A portion of Rosecrans's army, under 419 struck the fort. General Gilmore's dispatch of General Wilder, appeared before Chattanooga on the 24th gives, as the result of seven days’ bombard- the 21st of August, and commenced shelling the ment, during two of which a powerful northeasterly place. The enemy's works were found to be very storm diminished the accuracy of the fire:

strong, and no formal attack was made. Appear"Fort Sumter is to-day a shapeless and harmless mass ances, indeed, indicate that the direct movement of ruins. My Chief of Artillery reports its destruction so upon Chattanooga was a feint to cover other operaof Charleston. He says that by a longer fire it could be tions, which involved the junction of the forces of more completely made a ruin, and a mass of broken ma.

Rosecrans and Burnside. Kingston, an important sonry, but could be scarcely more powerless for the defense point, nearly midway between Chattanooga and of the harbor. My breaching batteries were located at Knoxville, was captured on the 1st of September distances varying between 3300 and 4240 yards, and now remain as efficient as ever; but I deem it unnecessary at by detachments from the two armies, Burnside's present to continue their fire upon the ruins of Sumter. advancing from the north and Rosecrans's from the I have also, at great labor and under heavy fire from west. It is reported that Knoxville was captured James Island, established batteries on my left, within effective range of the heart of Charleston, and have opened on the 4th by Burnside. with them, after giving General Beauregard due notice Our recent advices from Arkansas placed General of my intentioa to do so."

Steele at Duval's Rock, on the Arkansas, 54 miles The notice to General Beauregard contained a de- from Little Rock, the capital of the State; while mand for the immediate evacuation of Morris Island the Confederates, under Price, 25,000 strong, were and Fort Sumter. In case this was not complied 14 miles from Duval's Rock. The latest official diswith in four hours after it was received by the com- patches, dated August 26, state that on the 25th the mander of Fort Wagner, fire would be opened upon advance of Steele's army attacked the enemy at Charleston. General Beauregard, in reply, com- Brownsville, driving them out of the place with plains of informality in the direction of the demand, considerable loss, and were then in hot pursuit. and then goes on to protest against the short time From General Grant's army we have no intelliallowed for the removal of non-combatants. He gence of importance beyond the fact that the Comsays that, in civilized warfare, when a city is about manding General declares Tennessee and Kentucky, to be attacked, from one to three days is allowed for west of the Tennessee River, to be free from any the removal of women and children. He then ar- organized forces of the enemy, and has issued stringues that the firing upon Charleston could in no gent directions for preventing guerrilla warfare and way further the attack upon Wagner and Sumter; recruiting for the enemy. Ile recommends the peoand closes by threatening retaliation in case the fir- ple of Mississippi within his lines to return to their ing-which had been commenced, the time of notice usual avocations. — The President, under date of given having elapsed-should be resumed. Neither July 3, dispatched the following characteristic letter Sumter nor the works on Morris Island would be to General Grant: evacuated on this demand; but he had commenced measures for removing the women and children. I ever met personally. I write this now as a grateful ae

“MY DEAR GENERAL.-I do not remember that you and The Spanish and British Consuls protested against knowledgment for the almost intestimable service you have the brief notice given. General Gilmore, in reply done the country. I wish to say a word further. to General Beauregard, justified his course; said you first reached the vicinity of Vicksburg I thought you

should do what you finally did-march the troops across that Charleston had really had forty days' notice, the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus and said that he had abundant reasons to believe go below; and I never had any faith, except a general that most of the women and children had long since hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pasbeen removed. But, upon General Beauregard's as below, and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I

Expedition and the like could succeed surance to the contrary, the bombardment would be thought you should go down the river and join General suspended, so as to give full two days' notice from Banks; and when you turned northward, enst of the Big the time when his first demand was received by Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a

When you got

personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was General Beauregard. This correspondence is dated

wrong.

Yours very truly, A. LINCOLN,"

When

ence.

The armies of Virginia have made no important and fifteen days' subsistence.” Other resolutions, movements during the month. The position of both proposed by a committee, were also unanimously armies, in fact, still remains a secret. The most re- adopted. They ascribe the massacre at Lawrence liable accounts place our army of Virginia along the to the inefficient policy of the commander of this Rappahannock; that of the enemy being scattered department, and the criminality of his aiders and from the Blue Ridge on the west to Port Royal and abettors ;” and demand the “ immediate removal of the Rappahannock on the east. They appear to be General Schofield, and the appointment in his stead widely scattered, in order to find means of subsist- of a General who has both the ability and the will

Skirmishes, mainly between the cavalry to exterminate the guerrillas now swarming upon corps, have occurred, but nothing decisive is report- our border."—We give these details for the purpose ed. The details of these, as given by reports from of showing the feeling existing in our Border States. Northern and Southern sources, are so discordant An expedition, under General Sibley, against the that it is not safe to reproduce them. Thus the Sioux Indians who were concerned in the late masConfederate General Samuel Jones reports officially sacres in the Northwest, advanced into the Territothat on the 26th of August he had an engagement, ry of Dacotah, and had several sharp encounters near the White Sulphur Springs, in Greenbrier with the savages toward the close of July. The County, with Averill's cavalry, 3000 strong, who at- last was on the 28th, when a body of 2000 Indians tacked him, and were "handsomely repulsed, when was routed and driven across the Missouri, losing he abandoned his position and retreated, pursued by 125 warriors, besides many women and children our cavalry and artillery. Our loss is about 200 drowned in crossing the river, besides all their stores killed and wounded. The enemy's loss is not known. of provisions. Our loss was only six killed and two We have taken about 150 prisoners, and one piece wounded. The expedition, finding their provisions of artillery.” Our own accounts represent that the exhausted, and their horses and mules giving out, action was merely an incident in an expedition un- then returned. It is apprehended that the Indians, dertaken to destroy the saltpetre works in Pendle- who are reduced to starvation, will return and reton; that at Rocky Gap, where the action described commence their devastation upon the border settleby General Jones took place, our loss was about 100; ments. and that General Averill returned, bringing in many The President addressed a letter, dated August 16, prisoners, having completely succeeded in accom- to Hon. James C. Conklin, who seems to have critplishing the objects aimed at by the expedition. icised some of the measures of the Administration.

On the night of the 20th of August the city of This letter, which was designed for publication, sets Lawrence, in Kansas, was attacked by a body of forth the views of the Administration. The leading guerrillas, 300 strong, under the command of Quan- points are contained in the following extracts : trell, from the border counties of Missouri. The attack was wholly unexpected, and there was no op, maintenance of the Union is now possible. The strength

" I do not believe that any compromise embracing the position. A great part of the town was burnt, and of the rebellion is in its army. That army dominates all about 150 persons were killed. The guerrillas then the country and all the people within its range. Any offer scattered into small bands, and endeavored to make of terms made by any man or men within that range, in their way home. They were pursued by squads of opposition to that army, is simply nothing for the present,

because such man or men have no power whatever to en• the people, much of the plunder which they had force their side of a compromise, if one were made with

carried off was recaptured, and at the latest ac- them. No word or intimation from the rebel army, or counts fully a hundred of them had been killed. from any of the men controlling it, in relation to any peace At Leavenworth a public meeting was held on the compromise, has ever come to my knowledge or belief.

“You dislike the emancipation proclamation, and per27th of August, where General Lane, who had nar- haps would have it retracted. You say it is unconstiturowly escaped from the Lawrence massacre, made a I think differently. I think that the constitution fiery speech. The purport of it was that the slaugh- invests the Commander-in-Chief with the law of war in

The most that can be said is that slaves are ter at Lawrence was owing to the conservative property. Is there any question that by the law of war policy of the Government in relation to the guer- property, both of enemies and friends, may be taken when rillas in Missouri; that the safety of Kansas re- needed; and is it not needed whenever taking it helps us quired that “there should be an extermination of law it needs no retraction; if it is valid it can not be re

or hurts the enemy? If the Proclamation is not valid in the first tier of counties in Missouri; and if that tracted, any more than the dead can be brought to life. won't secure us, then the second and third tiers and There was more than a year and a half of trial to suppress so on, tier upon tier, until we are secure.... How are

the rebellion before the proclamation was issued, the last

one hundred days of which passed under an explicit notice we to have peace if guerrillas are to live and subsist that it was coming unless it was averted by those in re within our lines? The only way to stop it is to lay volt returning to their allegiance. waste every foot of country which they inhabit....

"The war has certainly progressed as favorably for us I want to see every foot of ground in Jackson, Cass, the commanders of our armies in the field who have given

since the issue of the proclamation as before. and Bates counties burned over .... then the bush- us our most important victories believe the emancipation whackers can not remain : they will have nobody to policy and the aid of colored troops constitute the heaviest feed them, nobody to harbor them, nobody to pro- those important successes could not have been achieved vide them with transportation, no place to sleep in, when it was but for the aid of black soldiers. Whatever and will have thirty-five miles further to march be- negroes can be got to do as soldiers leaves just so much fore they reach Kansas.... the safety of Kansas de- less for white soldiers to do in saving the Union. But nemands the devastation of the border for a distance they do any thing for us if we will

do nothing for them!

groes, like other people, act upon motives. Why should of thirty-five miles into Missouri.” A significant If they stake their lives for us they must be prompted by resolution, proposed by General Lane, was unani- the strongest motive-even the promise of their freedom.

And the promise being made must be kept. mously adopted, that “so many of the loyal men

"The signs look better. The Father of Waters goes of the border as can be spared from home-protection unvexed to the sea. Thanks to the great Northwest for be requested to assemble at Paola on the 8th day of it. Nor yet wholly to them. Three hundred miles up September, with such arms and ammunition as they they met New England, Empire, Keystone, and Jersey can procure, each twenty men to select a captain, in more colors than one, also lent a hand. On the spot and bring with them a wagon and one blanket each, I their part of the history was jotted down in black and

tional,

Some of

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