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After leaving our superfluous clothes, and / gularity of an accident, the application of which ments, are now felt in their natural conseall that could embarrass us, we began to climb it was so easy for me to make.
quences; and time is avenging the men who with inconceivable ardour. Our efforts, which “In the midst of contemplation I had got, suffered death, or imprisonment, or ruin, or is not uncommon, were followed with extreme without perceiving, to the bottom of the moun. bitler persecution for their public spirit in en. weakness; we found a rock on which we rest tain with the same safety, though with less fa. deavouring to prevent the war of 1793. And ed some time; after which we resumed our tigue, than I went up. A fine clear moon fa- is he not avenging the wrongs done to TRUTII? march, but it was not with the same agility; voured our return. While they were preparing What was the real case between us and the mine slackened very much. While my brother our supper, I shut myself up in a corner of the French people? Our rulers, our nobles, our took a very steep path, which appeared to lead house to give you this account, and the reflec- clergy, all our pastors and masters, had been, to the top, I took another which was more upon tions it produced in my mind. You are my for three laundred years, telling us, that the the acclivity... Where are you going ? cried | father, and I hide nothing from you. I wish I French government was a cruel despotism; my brother with all his might: 'that is not the was always able to tell you not only what I do that the noblesse were tyrants; that the peoway: follow me.'— Let me alone,' said I ; 'I but what I think. Pray to God that my ple were slaves; that their priests taught a repreler the path that is longest and casiest.' thoughts, now, alas! vain and wandering, may ligion that was idolatrous and damnable. This, This was an excuse for my weakness. I wan be inimoveablý fixed on the only trud and solid in books of all sizes, in lessons for the young, dered for some time ; at last shame took hold good!"
in homilies for the old, in parliamentary of me, and I rejoined my brother, who had
speeches, in serions from the pulpit; in all seated hiinself to wait for me. We marched
COBBETT rs. WELLINGTON. manner of ways, from the cradle to the grave, one before another for some time, but I became
this was what had, for three hundred years, weary again, and sought an easier path; and
“Men should be taught as if you taught them been dinned in the ears of the people of Eng. at last, overwhelmed with shame and fatigue,
land, who, accordingly, looked on the French I stopped again to take breath. Then abandon. And things unknown proposed as things for
people as beings scarcely above the level of ing myself to șeflection, I compared the state got.”
dogs. of my soul, which aims to gain heaven, but Dr. Franklin lays great stress upon this pru.
Well: at last this enslaved people rose walks not in the way to it, to that of my body, dent course. Perhaps there may be something upon their king, their nobles, and their priests, which had so mach difficulty in attaining the in Cobbett's manner that is disagreeable to drove them from their country, and put down top of Mount Ventoux, notwithstanding the ministers, for notwithstanding his entire con the idolatrous and damnable religion. And, curiosity which caused me to attempt it. This fidence in his ability,—and although he has then, oh then! did our rulers and teachers rereflection inspired me with more strength and generously proposed to serve as Prime Minis joice? No: they received the expelled parties courage.
ier-his offers had not been accepted up to with open arms; they fed them and cherished “ Mount Ventoux, is divided into several March 13, when he writes a letter to Lord them at our expense; they made war upon hills, which rise one above the other; on the Wellington, of which the following are ex the people of France; they subsidised (with top of the highest is a little plain, where we tracts:
our inoney) others to make war upon them; seated ourselves on our arrival.
“Now, greatest Captain of the age,' 1 and, when they, with the aid of a inillion fo“ Struck with the clearness of the air and could, I think, keep all the conquests, and yet reigners, had forced back the ancient kings the immense space I had before my eyes, I re bring down the taxes to the amount of 1792. and nobles upon France, they held a grand mained for some time motionless and astonish I could do this; and another time, I will ask jubilee in England, of which the people of ed. At last waking from my reverie, my eyes you why you cannot."
England paid the expense; and that expense, were insensibly directed towards that fine
of course, now forms part of the load ibat is country, to which my inclination always drew " Please, my lord, to read the mottos, and pressing us to the earth." me. I saw those mountains covered with snow look well at the Date of those mottos! Thus, where the proud enemy of the Romans opened you see, it did not require sixteen years to himself a passage with vinegar, if we believe enable me to see what would be the biiter fruit [From Wheaton's Travels in England.] the voice of Fame. Though they are at a of these conquests; these boasted conquesis ; Mrs. Hannah More.--Mrs. More is rather great distance from Mount Ventoux, they seem this rich indemnity. I saw it at once. I saw below the cominon stature, and sits for the so near that one might touch them. I felt in- it, while the nation was drunk, and while you most part in her easy chair, with her table and stantly a vehement desire to behold again this and the foreign kings were enjoying the descut work before her. St is three years since she dear country, which I saw rather with the of the poor Yankees on the Serpentine river! has left her chamber--not literally, for she has eyes of the soul than those of the body: some And, what is more, I had the courage to say in that period occasionally rode a short dis. sighs escaped me which I could not prevent, it at that time. Read these motros again. tance--but since she has left her place in the and I reproached myself with a weakness | Read them ten times over. Let the nation drawing-room and at table. Cheerfulness and which I could have justified by many great read them: let the ruined nation look at the good nature are strongly depicted in her face; examples.
DATES of them: then let them acknowledge, and her fine dark eyes relain a brilliancy and “ The sun was going to rest, and I perceived that I wus the man to have prevented this tuin; expression altogether uncommon in persons of that it would soon be time to descend the or,
let thein PERISH.
her advanced years. Age and sickness appear mountain. I then turned towards the west, “ Since you took upon you that office which not to have dimmed their lustre in the least. where I sought in vain that long chain of 1 ought to have filled, I have repeatedly told Whatever may be the topic of conversation, mountains that separates France from Spain. you, that if you resolved not to reduce the she engages in it with great feeling and vivaNothing that I know of hid them from my taxes; if you resolved to keep up the expenses, city; her ideas are rapid, and often playful; sight; but nature has not given us organs ca.
the nation would have to deplore the day that and if the authoress sometimes appears, it is pable of that extensive view. To the right I | it bragged of its conquests! In August, 1893, only for a moment, and while she is giving uldiscovered the mountain of the Lyonnoise, and (16th day) I told you all about the conse terance to some sentiment of more than comto the left the surges of the Mediterranean, quences of these fatal conquests. It really mon importance. There is evidently no era which bathe Marseilles on one side, and on the does appear, that I have left nothing unfore- fort to talk in a written style; but her general other dash themselves in pieces against the told upon these subjects: it seems that I havo mode of expressing herself is in shori, pithy rocky shore. I saw them very distinctly, now nothing to do but to wait for events; and, sentences replete with meaning. The room though at the distance of several days' jour. | as these arise, to show, as applicable to each, where she sits is furnished with a copious seney. The Rhone glided under my eyes, the what my foretelling has been."
lection of standard authors; and the furniture clouds wero at my feet. Never was there a Alter quoting something from his own of the different rooms is plain, but neat, and in more extensive, variegated, and enchanting writings, Mr. Cobbett proceeds:
good taste. prospect! What I saw rendered me less incre “ There, Mr. Prime Minister! That came Much of her valuable life has been passed in dulous of the accounts of Olympus and Mount from a man with a head upon his shoulders. a sick chamber. She remarked that she had Athos, which they assert to be higher than the That came from a man who could foretell all been about twenty times brought near the borregions of the clouds, from whence descend the the consequences as soon as the peace was ders of the grave; but that in all ber sick. showers of rain.
made. That came from a man, who was sober nesses her mind had been perfectly clear, so “ After having satisfied my eyes for some in 1814, when all the rest of the nation were that she could give directions concerning her time with the delightful objects which elevated drunk. That came from a man able to foresee affairs. “If I have any genius," she observed, my mind and inspired me with pious reflection, events. And, oh! what this nation has suffer 6 sickness has been the author of it; for it has I took the book' of 'St. Augustine's Confes-ed, and has yet to suffer, not only because that forced me to be industrious, when I was able sions, which I had from you, and which I al. man has not had power; but because those to hold a pen." Her views of Christian phiways carry about me. It is dear to me from its who had power, resolved not to do what that losophy may be gathered from the following own value; and the hands from which I re man recommended to be done! Aye, and, gcne- incident: Five years ago, a fever of twelvo ceived it render it dearer still. On opening it rally speaking, it descrres to suffer; for it months' continuance entirely destroyed the I accidentally fell on this passage in ihe tenth might, long ago, have given power to that senses of smell and taste; “but see, she re. book : -Men go far to observe the summits of anan.'
marked, how I have been compensated. For a mountains, the waters of the sca, the beginning
year longer, I was obliged to take medicine and the courses of rivers, the immensity of the * Thus it is, my Lord Duke, that time, eight times a day, and have taken it more or ocean, but they neglect themselves.'
sturdy old time, avenges the wrongs done lo less every day since. My life depended on it; “I take God and my brother to witness that TRUTII. The works of Pirt and Dundas, and but had iny taste been spared, I could not what I say is true! I'was struck with the sim their urgers on and associates and instru- ' possibly have taken these nauseous black
draughts." This was what she called the doc- | every white inhabitant. At length we obtain | philippic against the Maroons, telling them trine of compensations.
ed from the Mosquitoe shore, a body of semi-that their town was surrounded by troops, reAmong the letters she had received from savages, Mulattoes, Indians, and Africans, sistance was in vain, and that he had set a price various correspondents, one from Cobbett was called Black Shots. These men, under an upon the beads of all who did not surrender in • produced, dated at Philadelphia, which I was English adventurer, named James, fought the
four days. desired to read aloud för ihe benefit of the com Maroons in their own style, but with very in This impolitic proclamation struck terror pany. It was moral and religious, and all that ferior success. The ferocity of the war, and into the hearts of all the inhabitants, and rous--full of coinpliments to Mrs. M., for ber use the cruelties practised upon the white inhabi ed the Maroons from equivocal submission to ful and instructive writings. It was written tants, are incredible. At length, by the aid the most determined resistance. A similar cir. in 1796, and represented the government of of these Black Shots, and at an enormous ex cumstance of an unfortunate nature had just the United States as a patched up sort of a pense of lives, we penetrated to the vicinity of occurred. Col. Gallimore, who had been sent thing, without coherency or stability, and on Cudjoe's fastnesses. Upon a high table land to negotiate with the Maroons, had, during a the eve of a revolution. “This was before I of several acres, called Flat Cave River, we conference, contemptuously taken from his know him as well as I do now. When he built a set of barracks, with four bastions and waistcoat pocket a handtul of musket-balls, came back, I used some exertion to get him high walls. In these we kept our stores of and shaking them in the faces of the chiefs, made edítor of the Anti-Jacobin Review. I provisions and ammunition, with a considera declared that those were the only arguments thought him a fit person to be set up against ble body of militia and regulars. The fatigue they should have from him. The Maroons Tom Paine-he was strong, coarse, and vul of bringing up supplies from the coast, by shortly after attacked his house, and wreaked gar; but wroto in a style to take with the which, in that climate, our troops had suffer. a signal vengeance upon his family. General common people ; and I believed he had good ed great mortality, was now spared, and the Palmer had given passports to six Maroon capprinciples. When lie had got the paper, he predatory excursions of Cudjoe were consi tains to proceed to the Governor in the capiturned about and abused me.-Suchi was his derably checked.
tal. Midway these men were seized by the gratitude.” The history of her early corres. The Government now thought the Maroons commanding officer of the militia, and, not. pondence with Cobbett she related with great were in their power, especially as they had withstanding their passports, were ordered good humour.
been quiescent for several weeks, when they into irons by Lord Balcarras. The General exMrs. M. is gratefully sensible of the popula- suddenly learned that Cudjoe and his whole pressed himself highly incensed at this breach rity of lier works in America, and speaks of us tribe had docamped from their scene of opera of faith. and our institutions in terms of high regard. tions in the south-east of the island, and had On the 8th of August Lord Balcarras sent She hoped there would be no more diffcrences moved to Trelawney, near the entrance of the his despatch, commanding the surrender of the between the two countries. They are one in great line of cockpits to the extreme north. Maroons, of pain of setting a price upon their language, one in religion, and one in blood: west of the island. The first and largest of heads. On that day, Col. Sandford, with one why should political differences divide them? I these cockpits was called Petty River Bottom hundred and thirty of the 18th and 20th Light observed, that the English journalists had It contained about seven acres of verdant soil, | Dragoons, took post about four miles north of dono more, by their sneering, ill-natured re
and the inaccessible sides were covered with tho Maroon town. Lord Balcarras, at the marks and misrepresentations, to exasperate the largest forest-trees. The entrance was a head of the 83d regiment, established himself the people of the United States, than all the mero fissure, passable only by the most vigo. at Vaughan's Field, a mile and a balf from the acts of the government put together.
That rous and agile of mountaineers, and from the Maroon town, whilst several thousand militia is just what I said to Lord S ; and he ac.
sides of which a few riflemen might have de were at Kensington estate, in his rear, to proquiesced in the same opinion. He thought fended the delle against any numbers or any tect the convoys of provisions. The regular they provoked the revolutionary war; he was species of attack.
troops amounted to about 1500. The Maroon sure they did much to bring on the last one; Under these circumstances did a few hun. town lies twenty miles southeast of Montego and lamented that they would persist in mis dred savages keep the whole island of Jamaica Bay, and eighteen miles from Falmouth. The representation and abuse. But so it is. The in terror, baflle our military force, and oblige road from Montego Bay for the first nine miles editors of Journals and Reviews find that a us at last to offer terms of peace. Col. Guth is good, after which it is steep, rugged, and afspice of malico and abuse makes their works ric was sent to make the overtures, and the fording facilities of defence against any hostile sell; and that is all they want. They are far scene between him and Cudjoe was charac advance. The same may be said of tbe last from expressing the feelings of the English teristic in the extreme. The daring savage four or five miles of the road from Falmouth. people, and they ought not to be seriously re
suddenly became a timid slave. The negotia. The Maroons, terrified by this military array, garded."
tion took place in one of the wild fastnesses of on the 11th of August sent their chief and se. the mountains, to which Col. Guthrie had adventeen leading men to offer submission and
vanced to offer terms. Cudjoe was rather a fealty to Lord Balcarras, who however put these THE MAROON WAR.
short man, uncommonly stout, with very men in irons, and sent them on ship-buard. Of [Part of an article in the Museum.]
strong African features, and a peculiar wild all things, the Maroons had a horror of being The Maroons were the descendants of the ness in his manners. He had a very large shipped from the island. One of the chiefs aboriginal inhabitants, and of negroes who had lump of flesh upon his back, which was partly committed suicide by ripping open his bowels, fied from their Spanish masters into the inte. covered by the lattered remains of an old blue and this experiment of surrender taught the rior, when we captured the island in 1653. coat, of which the skirt and the sleeves below Their numbers had been increased by runaway
Maroons what little clemency they had to exthe elbows were wanting. Round his head pect from government. Two of the chiefs who slaves of every description, but particularly by was a scanty piece of dirty white cloth; he had come to the out-posts to parley about pacithe restless, brave, and ferocious African tribe had a pair of loose drawers that did not reach fication, on their return found that the West. of the Coromantecs. Among the Maroons his knees, and a small round hat without any moreland militia had destroyed their town, burnt was a class with jet black complexions and rim. On his right side hung a cow's horn, their provision grounds, and ill used their faregular handsome features. The whole tribe with some powder, and a bag of large cui milies. The sword was now drawn, and the of Maroons, however, were tall, well made, slugs. On his loft was a knile, three inches scabbard was thrown away. Lord Balcarras and athletic; and when the Duke of Kent, broad, in a leathern sheath, suspended under had with him one hundred and fifty of the 13th after their surrender and shipment to la the arm by a narrow strap that went round his Light Dragoons, dismounted; detachments of lifax, inspected them, he pronounced them shoulder. He had no shirt, and his clothes the 17th Light Dragoons, under Capt. Bacon; the most extraordinarily fine body of men he and skin were covered with the red dirt of the and one hundred of the 620 Foot. had alınost ever seen. Their feats of strength cockpits. Such was the Chief; and his men So far from surrendering on the 12th, the and agility surprised our officers. They could wera as ragged and dirty as himself: all had | Maroons were so incensed, that they attacked climb trees like monkeys, and could ascend guns and cutlasses. This treaty, signed in two of our detachments on that day, and serocks, and bound from crag to crag, whicre our 1733, was, as if between regular belligerents, verely handled them. Lord Balcarras ordered most active soldiers could not approach. Their but it stipulated that in future the Maroons Col. Sandford to make a forward movement, keenness of eye was most extraordinary; and should bo registered, and have two white, which, in conjunction with the movements of so acute was their sense of hearing, that with agents residing amongst them. From this the 83d and of the militia, was intended to sur. their ears to the ground, they would detect our period to the last and most serious war of l round the Maroon town. The Maroons allow. movements at a distance, at wbich theirs to 1795, the relation of the Maroons to the whites cd Col. Sandford to advance into a defile, when us were totally inaudible. Patient of hunger became totally differeni. Their connexion they opened a tremendous fire upon him from and fatigue, they could select nutritions roots
was friendly, and the planters had created in ambushes on his right and left, and killed bin and herbs from the many which in that cli them both a contempt and a hatred of the ne and almost all his men. Not a single Maroon mate were deemed poisonous; whilst our ig-groes, whom, when fugitives, they always was hurt. The whole plan had been badly norance prevented our discriininating the one caught and restored to their masters. In this contrived. from the other, and conscquently deprived us war it was proved that all the movements of It was now resolved to surround both towns, of the use of all. Almost every inon possessed the diflerent chiefs or leaders of gangs had and to destroy all the provision grounds. A a riflo, fowling-piece, or musket, and their ac. been isolated and independent: there had been track was cut through the thick brambles and curacy at fire was proved by the sequel to be no communication between them, and the ef- brushwood, the line being guided by tho busuperior to any thing on record.
fect is therefore the more astonishing. Their first Chiet, Cudjoe, had carried on a
gles of the 17th Dragoons. After infinite toil
in the rainy season, a light field-piece was regular war against us, until his name becanic Lord Balcarras proceeded immediately to brought up through this track, and both towns the vexation of our oficers and the terror of Montego Bay, where he published a violent were taken possession of. But, to the astonish
post, in company with the Adjutant of the 83d / allowed him to enlarge on this most important other vessels, with 22,000 infantry and 1,100 the nature of the country from the fact that in the United States to be about six thousand. I arrived on the coast. The landing was effect.
ment of Lord Balcarras, they were found aban-, body of troops, with a howitzer and field-piece, / powerful nation would be able to overcome. doned; the Maroons, as might have been ex up a hill, and at daybreak began to pour shells This will be sufficiently evident from the fol. pected, had retreated to the cockpit with all and grape-shot into the cockpit. The Maroons, lowing concise view of the concerled expediiheir valuables. Into this cockpit our troops terrified at this novel mode of attack,precipi- tions against the Algerincs, and the bombardwere made to fire repeated volleys, the echoes tately fled to the next cockpit, from which ments to which their capitol has been subjectof which were succeeded by loud bursts of they were driven by similar means. They ed, during the three last centuries. laughter from the Maroons, who rejoiced at were thus driven from post to post, and cut off Charles V. of Spain collected at Majorca 70 our waste of ammunition. Lord Balcarras now from their supplies of water. The measles galleys, 200 ships of war, and 10 smaller vesretired to Montego Bay, and left the command broke out amongst them, and they became sels, in which were embarked 6000 Spanish inof the troops to Col. Fitch, of the 83d.
greatly distressed. Still, however, they were fantry, 5000 Italians, 8000 Germans, and 20') More wisdom now guided our measures, but, able to send out numerous skirmishing parties; cavalry, with 3000 volunteers, the greater part from unavoidable circumstances, almost all and notwithstanding we were often ablo to at. of whom were veteran soldiers, and which sail. our outposts were surprised, our working.par. tack them with greatly superior numbers, ined on the 15th of October, 1541. After a very ties were destroyed by ambuscades, and our no one instance could we obtain complete suc. unfavourable voyage they arrived before Alconvoys and detachments generally cut to
giers on the 20th of the same month. Hassan, pieces. In but one instance could we ascertain
to meet this powerful armament, had in garri. that a single man of the enemy had been killed.
son but 800 Janissaries and between 5 and 6000 Many parleys look place, but the horror of the
The Deaf and Dumb.-We witnessed on
Moors, part natives and part renegades, from Maroons at being sent on ship-board, prevent Wednesday last, at the Capitol, a scene which
Grenada. The natural obstacles of the couned any favourable conclusion. created a most lively and profound interest
try, the depth of the sands, and the steepness Colonel Fitch employed a strong working. among a large assembly convened at the unuparty of slaves, supported by several flanking sually early hour of ten o'clock, in the Repre of the shores of the rivers to be passed, precompanies of regulars and militia, to cut a line
sentatives' Hall. It was the cxhibition of the venting the passage of the guns and movement through the brush-wood and thorny brambles, two pupils from the Deaf and Dumb Asylum
of the military, the want of shelter to protect that lie might communicate with some corps at Philadelphia, under the care of Mr. Weld, the troops from the night-dews, the violent
storms that impeded their march and stranded on bis right. They had scarcely worked half the Principal of that Institution, who attended in
the vessels, co-operating with the valour of a mile from head quarters, when the party fell person with these interesting youths.- Among Hassan and his Arabs, the Christians were into an ambush, the troops suffered severely, the audience, we noticed the Hon. Secretary driven back to their ships, and compelled to reand the Maroons massacred a great number of of the Navy, the Speaker of the House of Re
embark and retire, leaving on the shores the the negroes. About a mile and a quarter from
presentatives, and numerous other niembers of head-quarters, in another direction, there was both Houses of Congress, all of whom, to
wrecks of 15 galleys and 150 of their trans
ports, with the bodies of 8000 of their drowned an outpost of between thirty and forty men, gether with the strangers and citizens present, commanded by Captain Lee, of the 83d, who appeared sensibly affected by the beautiful dis: companions, and at least an equal number dead
of fatigue, or fallen under the sabres of the Mahad secured himself with palisadoes and a play of the youthful deaf mutes. Mr. Weld
hometans. breast-work, but had reported that his post introduced his popils to the assembly in a very handsome manner, and with an address so brief June, 1775, under the command of Rear Admi.
The Spanish Expedition in the month of might be commanded by the Maroons from the heights. On the 12th of September, Colonel that we could have wished the time before the
ral Castejon and Gen. O'Reilly, composed of 7 Fitch, at nine in the morning, went to visit
the meeting of the House, (1 o'clock,) would have ships of the line, 14 frigates, 24 gun boats, and and many other officers. We may judge of subject, He stated the number of deat' mutes
cavalry, after a favourable passagejof 24 hours, Col. Fitch was obliged to make use of a comHe presented the youth with him, not as hav.
ed, but with great difficulty; and the Spanpass , and to set his watch by that of Lieute-ing been trained for this particular exhibition, iards, though making the most obstinate efforts
but declared he should ask them such questions to advance, and sustaining the most bloody nant Dixon, of the Artillery, at head-quarters, who was desired to fire a field-piece precisely as should arise from the suggestion of the mo
conflicts, were compelled to retreat in the at twelve o'clock. Three hours were thus oc
ment, without their previous knowledge. cupied in traversing one mile and a half. Col. From simple propositions and questions, ho
greatest disorder, the cavalry being routed, went on to ihose more difficult, and required of Arabs mounted on camels. The Spaniards
and driven back upon the infantry, by a body Fiich found the post untenable, and he proceeded with a small party a few hundred yards
answers to questions put by gentlemen present. had 600 men killed, and left behind thein 1,800 in advance, to determine upon a better posi- - Among the latter handed by different per
wounded. tion. Coming to two diverging paths, ho he
sons of the assembly, were the following :sitated a minute which to take, when a sudden “ Who is the greatest man in the United
Of the bombardments of Algiers, the most States?" One of the boys immediately wrote
celebrated were those of Admiral Duquesne, volley from the Maroons in the brushwood killed or wounded almost every man of the on his slate, with incredible rapidity, “ Mr.
which produced but a momentary satisfaction, Webster," the other, “ General Jackson."
and that under lord Exmuth in 1816. On the party. Colonel Jackson was unhurt, but see.
last occasion, notwithstanding the terrible ing Colonel Fitch sitting desperately wounded (Both parties, we presume, were satisfied.) "What ideas have you of the Supreme Being?" bour and fort, if the Doy had not yielded to the
effects of the fire from the ships upon the bar. on the stump of a tree, and hearing some Ma. roons cock their muskets, he endeavoured to
Answer. “He is the great infinite Spirit, the make him lie down, but even in this hurried Creator of men, of animals, of all things: He
alarms and threats of the inhabitants, and had Who is
deferred entering into treaty for twenty-four effort another ball killed him on the spot. Of is here and there and every where."
Jesus Christ?" a return before us of ninety-three killed and
“ He is the Son of God, been obliged to retire, without having obtained
hours longer, the British squadron would have wounded, we find seventy killed and only twen
our Saviour." " What is ambition?" "The ty-three wounded, so accurate was their fire. feeling of rising up to celebrity or distinc any other advantage than the destruction of
the few vessels which the Algerines possessed; Colonel Walpole, of the 13th Dragoons, was
tion." “ What is the form of government of for, one first rate man of man, ono 74 gun ship, now appointed Commander-in-Chiel, with the
the United States?" rank of Major-General. He declared that the thought was combined and reduced to words and a 60 gun frigate, had suffered most severe" with singular skill and promptness, while every it is evident, therefore, that any expedition
ly from the batteries, which were casemated. Island would be lost, if the troops suffered another defeat. While maturing his plans, an at
expression of the countenance, and every motack was made upon a strong outpost, com.
tion of every part of the body, was “instinct against this formidable horde of pirates, with eloquence.” No bigher tributo could be
whether by soa or land, is an enterprise of the of the 23. One of the sentries had declared paid to the signal success and pre-eminent use foresight, prudence and energy -- Morning
most arduous nature, and requiring the utmost fulness of this mode of instruction, than was that he saw a Maroon passing in the dark. The
Journal. men were turned out, and formed into two par
scen in the alternate smiles ard tears of the ties, and advanced at daybreak. No vestige of deeply interested auditory. an enemy appearing, they returned, and Major
THE SPECTRE SHIP OF SALEM." Godley entering his hut, ordered his negro boy French Expedition against Algiers.-It is The Rev. Cotton Mather, D. D. and F.R.S., to bring him his coffee. At the instant, the distinctly announced in the speech of the an eminent clergyman of Boston, in Massaboy was shot through the head, and a volley French King, that energetic measures are chusetts, who flourished about the end of the from the Maroons did great execution amongst about to be put in operation for the chastise. 17th century, wrote a curious book, entitled our men. The post was bravely defended, but ment of Algiers. There is no doubt she richly “Magnalia Christi Americana,” in which he at last abandoned with considerable loss. deserves it, and few will regret to see it inflict has exhibited, not only his own, but the pre
General Walpole resolved to act on the de ed. The acknowledged bravery of the French, valent superstitions of the times in which he fensive during the rainy season. He trained and their powerful marine, will, it is presumed, lived. The country had been in the language his men to light infantry manœuvres and bush enable them to do it effectually: But it ought of that period, exposed to war from the invifighting; he selected the best rifle-shots, ha not to be forgotten, in anticipation of this sible world," during which the inhabitants rassed the enemy by false alarms, and mado event, that Algiers is strongly fortified, both by were afflicted with demons, and so wrought feint attacks to draw off their attention, whilst nature and art; that pestilence and burning upon by spectres, as lo pine, languish, and die he cleared the country around him of the sands will aid her in the conflict: and, in shorl, brushwood and high grass. At length, making that the undertaking is fraught with hazards * Dr. Colton Mather's Magnalia Christi 2 feint attack at a distance, he pushed a strong and difficulties which nono but a brave and Americana.