Gambar halaman

; port of


Ode to Impudence, By Croaker & Co. 288 Sea Serpent, re-appearance of the

Oak, a remarkable
295 | State politics, Bird's Eye view of

Ontario's cruise
374 | Supreme Court, decisions of the

Official Notices, &c.

385 | Spencer, J. C. declines bis election as senator 173
Pirates of the Plattsburg

24 Seed of grain received at Albany from Spain 174
Portraits, American gallery of, No. 1.

33 || Spain, decree of the king of, concerning fo-
Peace establishment, report of the Secretary

reigne:s in the service of the patriots 248
of War concerning the military

35 | Spectacle of a beautiful night in the deserts of
Prizes not to be sold at St. Bartholomews 39 the New World

run on shore designedly
249 || Scotch literature, courts, &c.

Painting of the battle near Paris
89 || Sumatra, island of


59, 208, 336 | South America,-Morillo's invitation to British
sacred effusions


addressed to Napoleon


, general Bollivar's address to
the American flag


the congress on the form.
the Sentinel Isle


ation of a constitution 342
Poem, with notes

late intelligence

Press, corruption of the

209 | Steam boats, mode of towing rafts of timber by 338
Prince Maurice,
220 | Snake, sympathy of a

President's tour

found in the maw of a cod fish

Parker, death of Charles H.
249 || Syracuse

Pennsylvania legislature, public acts of the 255 || St. Augustine, description of

Pensacola, evacuation of
268 || Suicide

353 || Slavery, Adams' sentiments on

Pedestrian tour
278 Treaty with Spain

Park, Mungo

contents of the

-, conjectures on the fate of 386 || Treaty between the United States and Sweden 18
Potato root, origin
of the
328 Trial by jury and liberty of the press

Printing in Palestine
390 || Tragedy of John Howard Payne

Potomac navigalion in 1756
393 || Tathem, sketch of the life of col. Wm.

Paris, statistics of
391 Theon, Thomas, sufferings of

Portuguese commerce
398 || Treasury rules

406 Trial, amusing

Rescue of a boy at Kingsale
205 || Tea plant

Riot on proclaiming the Shiloh
218 || Tombuctoo

Receipe for curing the Murrain in horned cattle 284 || Ugly wife or a gibbet

Ruta Baga, culture of the
284 Usury

Red River, sketch of the

314 || Verses, selected
Prussian Ukase, directing a reduction of ten

by Moore

per cent. on all imports and exports from

by Croaker & Co.

338 || Various articles of intelligence

221, 239
Revel, navigation of the, open during winter 354 || Venezuelian congress, installation of the 356
Ross', captain, narrative
358 || Volcano in Jamaica

14 || Vevay, account of

Skeletons, dwarf
2 || Venezuela, state of affairs in

Sailing, rapid
40 || Wheat, India

Seminole war, address to the American people Western country, trade with the

relative to the

.97 || Weights and measures, British government
documents relating to the 113, 130, collecting information relative to

146, 162, 178, 193, 211, 227, 244, || Waverly, conjecture as to the author of 265
260, 273, 290
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vances from, that date, will oblige the concern by about 15 miles from this place, discovered, on the remitting or calling and paying the amount at an

site where he had fixed his dweliing, a number

of graves, the size of which appeared uncommonearly day. This request will, it is likely, be more


. This awakened his curiosity, and led particularly attended to, when it is recollected him to a minute examination, which convinced that the Register does not reap any profit from an

him they were the remains of human beings much advertising cristom. Another request, which is smaller than those of the present day. Tie seemed

warranted in Uis conclusion, as well fron the equally a condition, and very essential to the Pub, uniform appearance of the skeletons (the length lishers, is, that all letters addressed to them re of which in no case exceeds 4 feet) as from the specting the paper should be post-paid. They

teet, which bore the evident marks of those be. have been already subjected to heavy expenses ficis to a gentleman of this, lace, wbo, on Sunday

longing to adult persous He communicated these on this account.

hust, together with two other gentlemen, accompaLAWRENCE, WILSON, & Co. nied Drs. Ivaller and Graysou to the place of inCity of Washington,

terment. They found, as had been stated, in a January 2, 1819.

wood adjacent to the house, a great number of

graves, situated on small tumuli or billocks, raised MUSCELLANY.

about three feet above the surface; they examined

several the first of which, by actual measurement, of the difference, on the parallel of 45 degrees. The grave was carefully cased on both sides, as

was discovered to be only 23 inches in length. of the latitude by observation (with a sextant, quadrant, or o her instrument proper for the

well as at the head and foot, with Hat stones; in purpose,) and the true latitude on that parallel, the bottom also a stone was fixed on which the taking into view the spheroidal figure of the body was lying, placed on the right side, with the

head to the east. Time had completely destroyed Earth

It we admit a degree of latitude on the Earth's all the soft parts of the bodly, as well as decom. surtice to be equal to 69 2 of our miles, the cir.

posed the bones, which, however, still preserved

their relative situation. cunference, supposing its form to be that of a

The teeth, which were expected to furnish the perfect sphere, is 219.12, and the diameter 7929.735 miles.

best abil perhaps only data to judge, were found Beit it has been ascertained, upon principles enamel, which seems only to yield to chemical de.

in a state almost perfect, being defended by the that will not, probably, be now controverted, that the true figure of the Carth is that of an oblite composition. To the astonishment of all, they spheroid, ihe ratio of whose polar axis to the

proved to be teeth of a being, wbo, if it had not equatorial diameter is as 318 to 319

attained the age of puberiy, bad unquestionably

The polar diameter, according to this proposition, is 7904 877 arrived at that period of life when the milk teeth

vield 10 the second or permanent set. The moof our miles, The duneter of a perfect sphere equal to the second teeb. Tlie jaw bone seemed to have its

lares and incisores were of the ordinary size of the spheroid above stated,

' is found, by taking a geofiul complement, unless it was the dentis sapienta, metrical mean of these two diameters, to be 7917. 296 miles: if we divide this by 636, twice the ra

or what is beiter understood by the wisdom teeth, tio of the pelar axis, we have 12 4185 miles, equal

which make their appearance from 18 to 22 or 23. to the diflerence, on the parallel of 45 degrees of

The next grave examined was on an adjacent thie latitude by observation, supposing the Earth | mound, and measured 27 inches; it resembled in to be a perfect sphere, and the true lautuve, ali every respect the first, except that the top of it lowing for its real spheroidal form. The lajtude

was covered with flat stones plac: d llorizontally.

Several others were openul, all of which present by observation should, therefore, be 45° 10 47"!

an uniform appearance, and none, although many 61 dec. The following rule will give the corresponding

were in asured, proved to be in length more than

4 feet 2 or 3 inches From these facts the mind Jatitude, by observation, on any parallel, from u is brought to the ti resistible conclusion, that these to 90 degrees: Let z represent the equatorial diameter, and yaad inferior in general size to, ourselves. For, if

are the remains of being differing altogether from, the polar axis of the earth.

in the subjeci first mentioned, we suppose it to be tangent of the true latitude on the paral a being of the usual growth, the fact of its having lel, langent latitude, by observation Accord-atiined the age of 7 or 8 years, as seems proved ing to this rule, 45 degrees (allowing for tlie

from the teetli, is directly opposite to and at war spheroical fornı of the Firth, and the ratio of the with the circumstance of its being only 23 inches diameters above stifted) wili correspond with 45° | long, the usual length of a child 8 or 10 months TV'27" 606 dec. by observation

oli, and justifies the conclusion that, by nature, WILLIAM LAMBERT.

it was destined to be of interior size. December 28, 1818.

As to the time that those bodies have been de.

posited, there is no clue by which to form any Explanation of the algebraical signs.


certain opinion. The bones have been thoroughof the equaterial diameter, divided by the square | ly changed by time, nothing remaining but the oi ine polar axis; S multiplied by, equal to. line or earthy particles of them, which can under.

go no further change, and may as well be supDILIRF S. ELUTONS.

posed to have been in this state five centuries as For the Jissouri Gazelle, printed at St. Louis, oni one:-It is certain they bave been there an im. the oth of Vovember, 1813.

mense lengih of time from the large growth of A sliort time since, vir. Long, the proprietor of tinder on the mounds, and the roots of trees that a farm on the south bank of the Meramec river, ll had made their way through the graves. This


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subject certainly invites the attention of the || That she considered marriage as the socied in. learned and curious, and opens an ample field for stitution of Heaven, and it would be betraying investigation, at least to form some plausible con- | the feelings of her heart if she ever bestowed jecture of a race of beings who have inhabited our her hand on another. She breathed forth pray. country at a period far beyond that of which tra- ers for his happiness, and wished hiin to remem. dition gives us any account.

ber her in his supplications to the Throne of

Grace. There never was a more pathetic and From the Albany Daily Advertiser of Dec. 2, 1818. eloquent appeal to the feelings of an audience,

or which called more loudly for exemplary damaBreach of Promise of Marriage.

ges from a jury. The tear of sympathy stole from The circuit court in and for the county of every eye, the glow of honest indignation fushed Montgomery, was opened before his honor Mr. I every countenance. The counsel of the defenJustice Spencer, on Monday, the 16th inst. and dant, by the introduction of this letter, were continued during the week. Among the trials | truly heaping damages on the head of their which excited a great degree of interest and client. The letter of the lady evinced a mind feeling, was that of an action brought by a lady | highly cultivated and refined, a heart possessing, residing in Canajoharie, against a physician living in an eminent degree, the softness of her sex, and at Saratoga, for a breach of promise of marriage. Il a composure and tranquillity, which could alone The respectability and standing of the parties, be derived from religion and virtue. the novelty of the case, and the peculiar circum His honor the judge, in a very feeling and elo. stances attending it, engaged a more than ordi- quent charge to the jury, after remarking on the nary attention On the part of the plaintiff it was rare occurrence of actions of this nature, dwelt prored that the defendant had paid his ad. with much force on the peculiar circumstances at, dresses to her, and cven solicited the consent 'uftending the one before ihem. A lady of refined her father to a uniwn, which was given.

manners and good education, alive to every noble ber of letters written by the defendant to the sentiment, and, to add to the interest which she plaintiff, were read in evidence, which contaired excited, being in delicate health, had been made the warmest professions of friendship and esteem, | to pine in solitude, and consigued to celibacy, and breathed in every line the soft accents of love. throngh the faithless conduct of one who had This correspondence, which had continued for a gained her affections, and solemnly promised to considerable length of time, was broken off by be her companion and protector through life. In the defendant. From some pretended cause, his summing up the evidence, he adverted, with inach heart became estranged from the former object emotion, to the letter of the lady, to which he of his love-he had met with another young lady paid the highest tributes: observing, at the same (the friend of the plaintiff,) whose glittering time, that so far from evincing a disposition to re. purse perhaps dazzled his eyes, and with a mag- lease the defendant from bis engagement, it netic power attracted his wavering heart. He showed the very reverse-it presented the deaddressed her-gained her heart and added to fendant in a more odious view, and exhibited the his faithless conduct the sanction of matrimony, brightest part of the lady's character. That the leaving the former idol of his affections a prey to receipt of such a letter, written under such cir. tender anguish.

cumstances, was enough to break the heart of any The defence relied on was, that the plaintiff other man. He told the jury that this was the had released him from his engagement, by ad- most aggravated case which had ever come bevising him to marry her friend. As evidence of fore him, and that it was their duty to lay a heathis, but most fatally for the defendant, and most vy band on the defendant. To the honor of a ju. unfortunately for his learned counsel, a letter was ry, composed of the honest yeomanry of the coinintrodaced written by the plaintiff to him. Ittry, be it said, they reruned to the bar with a was the last which she had addressed to him, verdict for the fair plaintiff of five thousand dol. composed at a time when her heart was wrung

lars, with the painful conviction that she had ceased Breach of Promise of Marriage. In the report to interest him, and when the more painful intel. of this trial in our paper of yesterday, the names Tigence was communicated that he was on the eve of the parties were omitted. Many inquiries have of being united to another. Under these truly been since made respecting them, which it was afflicting circumstances, so trying to the tender not in our power to answer; but we learn by a sensibilities of the female bosom-she addressed Johnstown paper now before us, that the name of hia--not with harsh epithets of censure and re the lady is Miss Lucy dubbard, of Cana jonarie, proach; but in the most tender and affectionate i and that of the defendant Dr. John 11. Steele, of langgage. In the spirit of grief, she told him of Saratoga.--[Ed. Alb. D. Adv. the inforination which she had received, requesting him to inform her without reserve, whether

PROGRESS OF CRIME. he was indeed about to be united to another; and From the Charleston City Guzitie of the 14th Dewtbout evincing a spark of jealousy or resent

cember, 1818. ment, she offered the warmest tribute of friend.

DIGIWAY ROBBERY! ship and respect to the amiable qualities of her On Saturday last, two men, namel Solomon friend-recommending her as every way calculat- | Cumbo and Daniel James, were brought before ed to make him happy, and if he had determined J. 11. Mitchell, esq. justice of peace, for having to make her nis wife, telling him to do so with committed a robbery on the Georgetown road, out delay. As for herself, she had become re- near this towo. The subjoined are the particile conciled to her unhappy situation, though lan- lars, as they came ont on the examination: guage was inadequate to describe the deep an It appears that fuur men, of the names of Dan: guisha wluch had rent her bosom The fair prosiel James, John Robinson, and Jim pects of connubial happiness which smiling hope | men, and Beil, a jeweller by trade, left kad held up to her view, were biasted forever.


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this city early on Friday evening, in a small boat,

STATISTICS. anui inizled opposite the barracks, near Haddrell's From the Georgia Journal of December 15, 1818. Point, where they secured their boat, and left

REPORT her, crossing over, through the woods, to the of the State Commissioners to the Executive, renorthern post road. Having reached it, they dis- lative to the Boundary between this State and guised themselves, by blacking their faces with the Creek Indians. gunpowder, and hanging moss round their hats, William Rabun, Governor, &c. of the State of which hung down over their faces. Soon after

Georgia. they arrived at the road, Solomon Cumbo, who Sin,-The honorable Wilson Lumpkin, United had been down to market, came up: they stopped States' commissioner for determining the lines of and robbed him of about 25 dollars During the il the Creek lands, treated for by general litchell, act, Cumbo's borse took fright, and ran back 10 in January of the present year, having notified us, the Ferry, leaving him with the robbers. They that he should leave Milledgeville on the 20th ult. took hiin with them into the bushes, and if the for the purpose of visiting the southern tract, and evidence of Daniel James is to be relied upon, designating the boundary between that part of the who was admitted as States' evidence, Climbo state and the Indians, we accompanied him to joined them in eating and drinking through the Fort Hawkins The route by Fort Hawkins was night, and proposed to them that they should adopted, that he miglit obtain necessary explana. way-lay the mal, which would pass that spot about tion fiom the agent, arrange the attendance of the 7 o'clock next morning, and rob it-stating to in commissioners, an interpreter and a mili. them at the same time, that he left a traveller at ary escort. These dispositions being effected, the Ferry house, who was to come on early in the we lefi Fori llawkins for Hartford, wirich place . morning, and who had a considerable sum of mo. we reached on Monday, 25d uit. and were ihere ney with him, of which they might easily become detained until Friday, the Indian deputation not possessed --He accordingly blacked his face, as presenting themselves to accompaay lis before the others had done, and decorated his head with that time. Receiving no intelligence from our moss. Wien the mail came along in the morn escort, it was resolved to pursue our cou se down ing in a sulkey, driven by a lad of 15 or 16 years the Ocmulgee without them, leaving directions old, they all went out into the road, and stopped for them to follow us. We crossed the river the boy, making some inquiries of him how soon || about 27 miles below Hartford, piloted by major the stage from Charleston might be expected Cothran, a gentleman minutely acquainted with along, prett nding they were desirous of getting a the country we were about investigating. Propassa be in it to Georgetown. They did not take gressing about 8 miles further down, brouglit us hold of the horse, altho Cumbo advanced verv to a creek, which the Indians had been accusnear to his head; but one of the sailors told the || tomed to call the a li-kic, and on which hoy they would not trouble him, and lie might the whites, who explored the country some years drive on.

James, in his deposition before the back, appeared to have bestowed the name of magistrate, said it was him who gave this order, Bighouse creek. This stream, from its position,

is be conceived it would be a pity to rob the bearings, length and direction of its prongs, and mail, thereby breaking the chain of correspond.indeed in most of its localities and natural circui. ence throughout the Union.”

stances, presents a striking correspondence with Soon after the mail bad passed on, the expect. || the signification of its Indian name, the map fored traveller, mentioned above, rode up-they | warded from the war department, and with the stopped him, and, according to their account, ageni's description; "the first considerable creek, robbed him of 17 dollars--when, getting alarmed, || above Blackshear's road,” given in conversation the four first named retreated through the woods || with the United States' commissioner, and still to their boat, pushed off, and pulled towards more particularly in his communication to the ex. James Island. Cumbo immediately went down ecutive of Georgia, under date February 30, 1818. to the Ferry, and informed that he had been rob. Though these coincidences, and an accumulation bed, as above stated, (carefully concealing, howe

of evidence derived from the most respectable ver, that he had any agency in the second rob sources, that this creek, had been commonly menbery) and that the jobbers were then pulling a. tioned by the Indians as the Alca-sak-a-li-kie, cross the harbor for the opposite shore. A fer. I left no doubt in our own minds of this being the ry-boat was instantly manned, into which three identical creek contemplated in the treaty, yet it or four public spirited inhabitants of the village was judged eligible to accompany the Indian comjumped, and pushed off in pursuit; but before missioners to the one, which they were instructed they could overtake them, they had landed on to designate, on the present occasion. They at James Island, and fed into the bushes. After length conducted us to a small water course, some time spent in the search, one of them, Dan- | about 5 miles below Blackshear's road, presenting iel James, came out from his hiding place, sup- more the appearance of a gully, or branch, than posing they were gone, and was secured. The a considerable creek, and bearing so much down rest have not yet been taken. James immediate- the river, that a line passing by its head must inly charged Cumbo, who had aiso gone in the pur- tersect the Ocmulgee from 10 to 12 miles below suing boat, with being an accomplice, and with the before mentioned road, and informed us that having recommended the robbery of the mail; || this was the Alca-sak-a-li-kie. As a line passing and this was in part confirmed by the depositlon || by any point of this creek would compleiely deof the post-boy, who described Cumbo as being feat the objects of the purchase, and its position disguised like the others, and of having evinced flaily contravened the agent's criterion of “the some disposition to stop his horse. On his part, first considerable creek above Blackshear's road," however, Cumbo disclaimed all intention to par.

• Alca-sa-ka-li-kie, signifies, we are informed, “a kettle ticipate in the robbery, and asserts that they had boiling in a crech"-and the creek called by the whius, Bigmacie a prisoner of him, and compelled him to

house, has sveral springs, rising from limestone cavities,

nearly circular, which imitating torrents of gas, present a take the part he did in the business.

striking resemblance to a large kettle in a state of ebullition.


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