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THE LITERARY PORT FOLIO judges on the bench. 2d. To those who may and well calculated to atop the imagination. Will be published every Thursday, and on this day it fear that our meddling with public affairs may
A band of humble, religionists, who through per:
secution and evil-speaking, had retained their will always be punctually delivered to subscribers in Phi. make our paper as dull as the — or the
determination la obey the scripturat mandate, ladelphia and New York, and sent off by mail to subscri
and thus unfit it for what we have declared to “resist not evil,” headed by a courtier of one bers in the country. It will contain eight printed pages in each number, be its object-the information and amusement king, and the cherished personal friend of ano
ther, the son of Cromwell's victorious admiral, and four handsome engravings every year. The price of ladies as well as gentlemen; of the young himself forsaking the attractions of a court, to will be Three Dollars a year–or Two Dollars and a Half as well as of the old :-to these we say, that exercise his religion, and to colonize the desolate if paid in advance.
our greatest desire is, to be useful that is, in wilderness—these men entering a region hiIt is intended that this journal shall contain such a
therto distracted by incessantly repeated wars, tariety of matter as may make it acceptable to ladies as
the favourite definition of the utilitarians, " to and in which the only European lodgments well as to gentlemen; to the young as well as to the old. produce the greatest happiness to the greatest were maintained by fortified posts, provided While we shall take care that nothing be admitted which number”—and so sincere are we in this matter, high-minded savage a peaceful purchase of soil,
and there transacting with the would ender the work unfit for any of these classes, we
that we do not hesitate to declare that we shall endeavour to procure for it sufficient ability to en.
founded on reciprocal services, and only gua. title it to 'he attention of all of them. To these ends we
would rather receive fe thousand more good ranteed by confidence in each other's good have secure t an abundant supply of all foreign and do- subscribers to this paper, than to receive fifty faith, a faith retained uninjured for a period of
seventy years-such was indeed a remarkable mestic journals and new books-and we ask the assist thousand votes for Governor of Pennsylvania.
Nor was the end less worthy of ance of all who are qualified to instruct or amuse the public. Upon this assistance we depend in a great de
More and more arrivals from the Bay of history than the action or the men. To estab
lish a government, under which entire personal gree for our hopes of success, for however the abundant Mexico, have lessened and lessened our hope liberty, and in particular, total freedom of constores to which we have access, may enable us to supply of hearing from the Hornet, and we can now science, for all denominations, should be sematter which may be highly interesting to our readers, hope no longer. “The captain of a light brig the people to be governed ; to institute the ex
cured, by depositing the power in the hands of we shall think it of even more importance to give them something peculiarly adapted to the present time and
who was in the edge of the tempest, represents perimental trial of a regular, elective, reprecircumstances; something from home.
it as having been the most appalling spectacle sentative republic, freed from the habitual conCommunications should be addressed to “ E. Littell for that he ever beheld. The sea was wrought | utterly at variance with the spirit of the ago.
nexion of church and state, was an undertaking the Literary Port Folio,"-and subscriptions will be into a foam as though a thousand water spouts In the reign of the second James, who incurthankfully received by E. Littell & Brother, corner of Chestnut and Seveath streets, Philadelphia. were bursting over as many whirlpools, while red so much obloquy, and ultimately lost his
throne, for the attempts he was believed to be Subscriptions are also received by Thomas C. Clarke, the winds were driving with a fury that moun
making to re-establish the Catholic religion S. W. corner of Chestnut and Seventh streets.
tains only could resist. His own vessel was and Roman domination in the British islands, The present agents are requested to continue their very light, and although but in the edge of the such an attempt, with the patronage of the exertions to promote the circulation of the work, and a procure and forward subscriptions and payment. liberate compensation will be made to all who may gale, le was borne alınost through the air, he monarch himself, might even go far to call in
question the reality of his supposed efforts at To the present publishers nearly all the subscribers
knew not how. The captain thinks that no overruling religious liberty at home. Well are strangers. It is our wish to ascertain as early as pos. heavy ship, or ship heavily laden, could have might the occurrence excite the attention, in sible whether there be any names on our list unworthy of credit, and to this end we respectfully request all the stood that awful tempest.” We have heard
a subsequent age, of the infidel satirist, * who good subscribers to take the trouble to call at the book.
declared this “the only treaty never ratified by store and pay what may be due for the past year-end
the opinion of one of our highest naval officers, an oath, and the only one that was never bro. also, by paying in advance, to receive the deduction stipulated in our terms. A compliance with this request
" that in all probability the gale opened the ken.” will much oblige us. eams of the Hornet, and she went down like a
Nor were the aboriginal parties to the treaty
devoid of personal interest. We have not now mass of iron."
space to go into a discussion with the talented Public Affairs. The long uncertain fate of the Epervier, but prejudiced writer in the North American
Review, wlio has expressed a contrary opinion; In beginning our editorial labours, all that hung for months upon our imagination ; but
but we think any impartial person who will we have room to say under this head, is a few
in the loss of this vessel we keenly feel that take the pains to examine the necessary docuwords upon the manner in which we shall we have suffered a peculiar evil.
ments, will be convinced of the truth of the hereafter endeavour to fulfil this part of our
Lieutenant Daniel H. Mackey was a friend
statement originally made by Heckewelder,
that the Delaware Indians held a high priority duty. We shall not have room for the mes
of whom we were proud. He was a man upon among the tribes of this continent, with the sages of our Presidents; nor for the reports of whom we should have absolutely relied in any exception of the Six Nations, in the capacity of future Conventions; nor for the constitutions difficulty or danger. In uprightness, in deli political leaders and of peace-makers. The fa
mous title of Grandfather, uniformly claimed of benevolent societies ; nor for the intermina. cacy, in manners and in mind, he was a gen. by them down to very recent treaties, and acble essays of
knowledged by inembers of other tribes,t pro; nor even for the reports of tleman to whom we know no superior. As an
bably conveyed no very definite powers, acSecretaries at War. We shall not even be officer he was strictly attentive to his duty, cording to our ideas. "Still, it appears from able, in the small space we can give to this dewhen on board;—and we can testify from per their own statements, as preserved by the au
thor just mentioned, that they laid aside, by partment, to condense all the important items sonal knowledge, that when on shore he was of intelligence; but considering the whole as assiduous in those studies which better quali- that of women, with the distinct understanding
treaty, the character of warriors, to assume an open field to us, we shall select such sub-fied him for serving his country. Whatever that in this there was no degradation, but an jects as shall to us seem best-considered in it was his duty to know, he knew thoroughly honorary charge of peace-making, which could the compound ratio of their usefulness to our —and such is our opinion of his capacity, his be given to none but a powerful and respected
nation. This has been treated, in the review readers, and their adaptation to our editorial prudence, and his knowledge, that we do not alluded to, as the self-flattering invention of a capacity.
hesitate to assert, that could any accident havo conquered tribe; and some of our own people In thus announcing our intention to meddle, placed him at one step at the head of our Navy, tion by appealing to the commands said to have when we judge it expedient, with political he would have done honour to his station. been laid on them by the Six Nations, at the matters, we think it necessary to guard against
treaty of Easten, which they are represented
to have obeyed, by removing to Wyoming. alarming two classes of our subscribers : lst
For the Literary Port Folio.
When we recollect that the Six Nations were Those who may think us likely to encroach
PENN'S TREATY WITH THE INDIANS. invited to assume and exercise this influence
(See the accompanying Plate.) upon a province peculiarly belonging to them
by the whites, at a period when the latter, with
The celebrated treaty under the Elm Tree their Mohawk allies, vastly outnumbered and selves. To these we say, that we have no de. at Shackamaxon, has received so much atten-nearly surrounded the Delawares, and that the sire to distinguish ourselves in any of the dirty tion, and excited so much emotion in various work now doing, and that we are as unlikely
quarters of the world, as to give it strongly the # Voltaire.
character of an incident in romance. The 1 Hendrick Aupaunent's Narrative, Mem, to become active politicians as if we were spectacle was indeed singular in many respects; 'Penn. Hist. Soc. vol. ii. pt. 1. p. 76.