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D. COTin'W, Editor.
No. 18. -NEW SERIES.]
PuHV‘ho.l ■>r>My at Three Dollars per an nun,
if paid ... the time of “iWiibmg; or Tine
Dollars and FiJ'y Cr;ds,i( not paid till the expi
rsl.on c e six month
No piper to .to d'ev-oiitinuetl, unle ; a* tiio
op'Jo lof the Editor, .vi'hou'. the •ettlome.i < . o.’ ail
O’ L diem, on bir r'”- ■, mart be ~osl j et ! d, to
insure attention, .to en>mr\ iicut : on .%’<? 7 4
publish;’:!, utileM w are met ; conaintecl mil- tic
nam • nj iV- author.
Advertise-ncii's, iot exceeding one square, lirst.
insertion, S . c rip-fay Cente; and for each eub
uequent insertion, Fifty C- A reduction will
be made of ‘ a-tv-fr e je- ce , ‘o the a who
tpd\ertoft Ly he } ear. Ae\ortisuia'.■■its art
iimited when ha;i led in, ill ! e inserted til! for
bid, and charred accordingly.
SaY ;v- Law: and Negro-'; by Executors, Ad
-111 ill!:,dr ‘ . •■,.1 t i ..arc ns, me require*.- ry law,
to be advertised, in a public Gazette, sixty .ays
previous to 1 ’ c day of .-ale.
The sales of Personal Property must be adve, -
Used 1 1 like manner, forty days.
Noiice to Debtors and Creditors of an Estate
must Lc published ft rty days.
Notice that application wil be made to the
Court of Ordinary, ter leave to sell Land o Ne
groes, must te published weekly for foe; months;
notice that application will he .....da . Letters of
Administration, > li st be pm It Led thirty days;
and Letters of Dismission, sir months.
THE FOLLOWH-.C. OE.'iTLEMXt V. V . i ORW.'.HD THE
NAMES OF ANY WHO MAY WI: I! TO SUBSCRINK t
J. T. J* if 11. Wooten, .1. D. Gw/iam,Daubur ,
Mallorysville, 13. F. Tatom, Lincoln-
Felix G. Edwards, Pe- to a,
tersburg, Elbert, O. A. Lnclcelt, Crawfcrd-
Gen. Grier, Raytown, viile,
Tallaiarro, TV. Davenport, Lexing-
J.un :s Hell, Powelt. t in,
Hancock, S. J. Bush, Irwington,
Win. B. Nelms, Elber-j Wilkinson,
ton, I Dr. Cain, Cambridge,
John A. Simmons, Go- Arbevilie District,
she' l , Lincoln, I South Carolina.
Man Mz eats,
POST OFFICE, )
Washington, Ga., Dec. 10, 1840. \
Holiday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 5, A. M.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 12, M.
Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 8, A. M.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 11, A. M.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 11, A. M.
Sunday, Wedne? lay, and Friday, at 8, A. M.
Sunday and WedneHay, at 0, A. M.
Sunday and Wednesday, at 9, A. M.
Thursday, at 8, P. M. | Tli trsday, at 9, I'. M.
ARRIVES. ‘ CLOSES.
Friday,l, M. | Friday, at 12, M.
(fj’ WE ore authorized to announce
CALEB SAPPINGTON as a Candidate
lor J ustice of the Inferior Court at the elec
tion on the first Monday in January next.
December 14p 17 2t
(k 5“ Wo are authorized to announce Mr.
J.C. WILLIAMSON as a Candidate, at the
Election in J uumry next, for RECEIVER
and TAX COL LECTOR for the County of
Wilkes.—Oct. 1. (5) tf'.
t yCr VVe are authorized to announce
Major JAMES 13. LANDERS, a Candi
date for RECEIVER and TAX COL
LECTOR for Wilkes County, at the elec
tion in January next.—Sept. 17. (3) ts.
(gj- We are authorized to announce
EPIIRAIM BAILEY, Esq. as a Candi
date for RECEIVER and TAX COLLEC
TOR of Wilkes county, at the election in
December 10. 1840. 15—tde.
’ (}Ar VVe are authorized to announce W.
S. HOWARD, Esq. as a Candidate for
RECEIVER and TAX COLLECTOR of
IVijkes county, at the election in January
*- December 10, 1840. 15—tde.’
The NEGROES belonging t> A. S. Hay, a
Minor, will be HIKED on The.” .ay he 30,
instant, in the To an of Washing-on. They
consist of Me a, Worrier, Boys, Girls, and In
fants. A S: WINGFIELD, Ga rdian.
December 10, 1840. 4* 15
Look at Thiff I
ALL persons indebted to us either bv
NOTE or ACCOUNT, are earnestly re
quested to call and settle up. Those who
nave suffered their Notes and Accounts to
stand over ever since we commenced bu
siness without making any payment on
griiem, cannot expect longer indulgence;
and will find them in the hands of an At
torney, unless paid very shortly.
BURTON & PE LOT.
December 24, 17 2t
COTffTV, A.>’ “ V;? ,2, BH^O.
STATU ‘ .’ GEv'RGiA,
Wilkt.-s County S
-gsvjC. PrnsuANTto a writ
C . S’).. of Election, issued
1 by his Excellency
• \ rt 4 . tli Governor, nid *o
u, | u ;t directed, requi-
Vi jf s, 4. ring us to. cause an
J**, tB “f.y j■ ’ ’ . (v, tion to he held
r^r J IFiA ‘••->rth (!) day of
January next, tor one Representative in
the House of Representatives, of the Con
gress of the United Slates, to fill the va
cancy caused bv tlo- resOnalior’ of the Ho
norable WALTER T. COLQU'TT. —
We the Justice, of the Inferior Court for
the county a Hut. said, hereby give notice
that an Election will he held at the Court
House in the town of Washington, and the
several precints in the county, and Slate
aforesaid, on Monday the fourth (4) day
of January next, for a Representative to
fill the aforesaid vacancy.
LEWIS S. BROWN, ’i
WIT,LIAM POOL, ~
HEZHKIATI L. EMBRY, 0
JOHN T. WOOT'f’EN, ’
December 19, 1840. 15—tde
GEORGIA, ) The .tu.-a.cc. c.i the ln-
Willccs county, y ,‘prior Court hereby give
Notice, that an ELECTION will be belli a the
Court-House ami several Precinct.--, on die lirst.
MONDAY IN JANUARY NEXT, for Justi
ces of the Inferior Court for aid County, and at
the same time for Tax Collector and Receiver.
LEWIS H. BROWN,
JOHN T. WOOTTEN,
XI. L. EMBRY, J. i. C.
THOS. ANDERSON, ‘
December 10, ISIO. 4t 15
ADMINISTRATOR S SALE.
Will bo sold at the lat • icsidcnce of Join!
W. Jones, deceased, late of Wilkes
county, on Monday the 20tli of January
next; all the
of said deceasi and, consisting of stock of hor
ses, Mules, Cows, Hogs, Household and
Kitchen furniture, Plantation tools, Corn,
Fodder, Wagon and Harness, Ox-cart and
Jxen, one fine Barouche, a quantity of
Pork, one good Gin and running gear,
and one set of Blacksmith’s tools.
At the same time and place, the F/an
l :ti n will he, RENTED, and the NE
CHRISTOPHER BINNS, Adm’r.
December 10 1840. 15—tds.
ADMIN ISTRATOIL’S FALE.
Will be sold at the late residence of Mat
thew Favor, deceased, in Wilkes coun
ty, on FRIDAY the Bth of January
next, all the
Per ini i able Property
of said deceased, consisting of Corn, Fod
der, Oats, stock of HORSES, IIOGS, A
Plantation Tools, Household and Kitch. n
Furniture. Terms of sale made known
on the dav.
THOMAS FAVER, Adm’r.
December 10, 1840. 15—tds.
NEGROES FOR SALE.
W i be said at the residence of the t ub- crli.er, on
tuo State Hoad, seven miles below W.-irfuag
!od, W.ikes county, on Saturday, the 2nd o:
January ne;-:t, to the highest bidder,
PEN “or TWELVE likely NEGROES;
among which is a good wagoner and first-rate
ifo -J hand; a first-rate Cook, Washer and 1-
roner; ano.her good Cook and Field-iiand ; some
very likely bey.-, girls, and children. The above
are Negroes of good families, and can be well
recommended by all persons who know them.
‘Perms will be Cash, for a part of the Negroes,
and . n>tes payable twelve months after da c, for
the balance. WILLIAM BARNETT.
Nov. 20. 4t 13
GEORGIA : Wilkes County.
JU L Y Aiiii M, 184 0.
. SMIE petition of James 11. Spratlin, .espect
fu! !y sheweth to ti e Court, that James Jones,
oi said county, did, on the eighteenth day ci May,
eighteen hundred and forty, for the purpose of bet
ter securing unto iho said James 11. Spratlin the
payment ol a note drawn by the said Jame/
Jones, on the niutli o ; ’ May, and year aiore; aid,for
one hundred and fitly 52-100 dollars, and
payable to the said James 11. Sptrtlin one Jay
after and ee, mortgage umo the raid J line, jf, ‘.he
tract or pa;cel of land lying and being in said
county, on the waters of Clark’s Creek, and ad
joining lauds of Jolj.iC. Dodson, J. hit T Wool
tea, and others, . j-itaining sixty acre;- more or
less ; And it appearing to the Court that the
note for the securing of where puymsu the
said mortgage was given, nr.s not been paid,
and the time at which said noe and mortgage
became due, has long since expired, and that
the said James 11. Spratlin prays that a Rule
Nisi may bo grained tor the foreclosure o.’ the
Equity of redemption in ana to the tract o’ land
so mortgaged as aforesaid, and that ihe same
On motion, it is therefore ordered by the
Court, that unles • the principle sum due of one
Hundred and fifty and 52-100 ‘oilars, together
with interest accrued and iho cost thereon, shall
be paid into Court by the ne: t Term of the Su
;ei icr Court of said coa r.y, tlie Equity el Rc-
Jaciprioniri and untoUio s ad mortgaged premises
shall be forever batted and foreclosed, and Ihe
said tract nt land mor> _. ;ed -s aforesaid be Fold :
Vn l it is furtliat erdered, that this rule te pm
iished mo i,‘ of ihe public gazer es of (his LI tale
once a month for four mouths, or served on the
mortgagor or nis special agent, at least three
mon'.fis previous to ihe sittii.,- oi the Court m
wii'cli the money is directed .o be paid.
True copy from (be Minutes, 2d September,
1310. JOHN Jl. DYSON, Clerk.
[Nov. 12. 11. Continued from Indep. PressA
!’ ÜBI. r F • Iv, D MY ERY THURSDAY MOR'iIXG.
A few pieces, lutes: tylo,
D5 • - '■ • *5 t . rq
It. t£ if, a i tut - ■ . -)
ofsupciiot ‘ iAIII V.
WILLIS ic CALLAWAY.
W shin’ in, Oct. 29. 9 ts.
’’ ‘ • e.e. ‘■ * ... .i” .*• /
\ \ \’. si vy, • * < 4
f ‘'i ’
kauA m- .:.,
‘THE 8i11..-■■e.-ribers ate now !•• Ivin .
and intend to k-ep cons'nntly cm h ind, a
general assort.im tit of the Lcst -■ utility of
v - . id U.,- ‘i> -iis (£/ V.y A
which they w ’ll furnish on ns f.t> .-a.l<le
terms for HASH, as can bu iad : i, thin
town. They haw now on hand n steak of
Ihe first quality ofSl'G MIS efo I lOFFEE,
UOL ASSES. LIQI MLS rfthe I ;vl ‘Und
CI IE ES iI. CON F ECT [ON AR i MS, Tt)
BACCO. SUG ARS, ami e ver. other ar
tide usually kept in a Grocery. I’urcha
sers won lei do well to call be for? purchas
JOHNSON & WATERHOUSE.
December 10, 180. 15—ts
WAREHOUSE AND m 7 s ir.
BU h ‘■ . EL^>'S.
R. 1?. WHITE,
” At Col STA, Jj
I’HE iVierrehouse is fire
pt'OOl"— eligibly located above
high- wate i mark.
Ali Cotton consigned per Rai road, will
receive prompt attention.
September 3, 1340. (1)
£?* Look 12 ere* A
BAI GAINS ! . UIG iINS ; !
•'ll HE Subscriber is now recciviuga doje i :g
-*• a large Stock of Goedr, purciieaed by !• ni
sei; in New Yorle, at reduced price-, v.-hfoh lee
oilers for cash at lower prices than ever bough’
in this market.
His customers will bo furnished on a credit a.
usual, at very reduced prices.
Those who wish bargains, would do well to
call and examine his stock before purchasing
The assortment is ;:m era!, and comprise s al
most every article usually kept in a Retail Dry
MARK A. LANE.
October 15, 1840. 7 if.
fjMll'l Sub criber respectfully informs the -
ze:i.; of Wilkes county, tliat lie Iras located
nimself at In. jor Johnson Norman’s, nine iniloa
west of Washington, where he will be happy to
serve all who may wish to have any thing done in
his line of business. All his Work wiii be exe
cti ad in the most i.eat, faithful, and fashionable
manner. The following are Ids cash prie e.- :
Milling first-rate Coat : : : : $8 00
Edging Do. : : 3 00
Ditto, “ocond quality : : : ; 5 00
Ditto, third quality ; : ; 4 00
Making Pantaloons or Vest. : ; 1 50
Ditto, Overcoat 7 00
Cutting Coat 50 j
Ditto, Pantaloons or Vest : : 25
lie will be thankful for any custom i.ilfsbu-'i- !
ness ; and as His prices are very low, he La • lc- j
errumed to keep no books, and do altogether a
JOHN 11. RHODES.
September 14, 1840. (3) ts
THIRTEEN Mit, S F.lOli
COI jU At iSL'Jrt,
ON THE LAGRANGE ROAD,
f jOIIE Subscriber weiu a .-oil iov an in 0,.
coimnodatin:: tenue, a I’LANT./i . ;N, L>
miles from Columle'r, on the L. r- iiyo r ae!,
containing TWO 11UNDRKD ACRES oi
LAND ; forty acre.- of which were ele tree! i:t ‘•
year. There are upon the preinii-e: p, —A
goad Dwelli eg House, am! every t i j.'y g;;!'?)
cessary outhouse ; and wall supplied
wiili goed water. feeAn.’ . N
‘for lur.hor particulars, apply to
A. R. IiYON.
Ocvolier 8, 1840. (B) s.m.3m.
Sale of Ileal Mstwle*
rtx lIE Subscrmee .-.tiers lot .e a 1 LAN i'.Y
riON, thirteen miles from Columbus, cv th -
Lagrange road, couiuiiilug TiillEE lit A-
D.alD and SI XT/ AURibi o; I.A hi); 13i;
acres i.i colttva.ioa —100 of which is fresh,
i’iicrc is upon this tract, every thing necessary to
a Plantation ; well watered, <!fce.
Farther particulars a> e not necessary, as there
is a person on the preum-es who will take plea
sure in showing tho above, to any one elesirous
of examining them- N G IA ON,
Beaver Dam, Wive Com-tv, Ga.
00-.ber 8, 1810 (•.) 1 ni-J-n __
EXECL TOR’S SALE.
Will bo sold on Wednesday ‘lie o*li day ol
JuLiiary next, at ‘no iatc resilience of James
Ridgway, deceased, in Elbert county, apart e!
eiie perii-iviblepropertybelongmg telno e.-ti ei..
.-"id doe eased, cousistingoi l.'orsus, (lows, Sheep
Goafe, one Rcrd-wagon and peer, erne I, a:.. 1
many other . rt-cie-'i t-<4 here nen io- cJ. Term.!
wili be made k wn or. .l.” <’py of sale.
ROBERT C. RIIIGWAY, Ex'".
Nrv 16. 5‘ lo
EXECUTED A1 THIS
©? fa io e □
; Di ; iY- ©’ ©
j From th • ‘-Druid's Quarterly } 3r; iviu
BIB'BiII'TIC ILEA IS.
Dr. lii'bart, in Ins a h,il,,i!i!” • Sliutch.
i's of tin h"i -ory of Appariiions,” ha ■ fov
-1 on 11 lltf various opinion.-:, ancient
j as well us tr, (lent, which have be en cn
tertained mi the stthjeef of supernatural
upprai'uiie The i:vpotliesis of liis eix
"• ’’ ‘ • int resting an ‘ ingenioui book is,
; tlialiipparitiim.'i tire rat I vug nuiro than id; ;m
■r the ivceillue/'d iinajt<.’n of tl::s i.iin.l,
’ wb cb iiavo been renelereel more vivid than
I actual impressions) Os the prophet i- t;s.
ton softh • Sac rc.l Width, e it is not our
; objoci t > tr: at in this place,
i J lie dreams which appear to have made
I the: elcupest impression upon the creduliry
|of mankind, t!ie:i • v.'hich s. cm to have I
; be< i; e nneele and witli some im;. t.dii'.g ca
lamily; and to exainplcs of thiscla from l
pi'nl.m ‘h: t .ry, it i ■ :r iuteutimi to cn-
I fine ourselves in the present paucr.
Tim nij lit before Henry I!., of France,
wus slain bb; qii -e n i -aid to Ivivetlrca l .
til tint! she saw bar hu: a mil's e ve put out;
v. hicli aft: rward happen I in a t.m aii.i.
ment, in which he e ngaj+ed in pda oftii
entreaties of liis will , by a splinter from a .
| broke n lance of a knight, name 1 M mtcu
merv; tho wound occasioned ; , ‘ dca'.(i of
James V. who wished to discountenance
the Reformation which broke out in Scot,
laud about 1551, elenouneed p “sccution
ava iist its advocate.:;, and e;v n ; it,at I.is
ov, a, sous if they engaged ,'n tho cause.—
Sir James Hamilton, who wns suspected ,
of a bias to the party, was falsely event ;ed
of preaching against the king’s life, and
in consequence execute el. Soon afterward. ,
the king at Linlithgow saw. in bis sleep,
Thomas Scott, the justice's clerk, sur
j rounded by devils, lamenting that lie bad |
j been employed in a persecution which now j
| subjected hint to torment. Spoils wood re- !
j latov. dial Scott died on the next day ; anil
; tliat lie expired, declaring that lie was ti
| demned by God’s righteous judgment.— .
James is said to have been disturbed bv
other dreams, the effect of a guilty c. m- j
Lady Anne Seymour is reported to have i
dreamed, when a maiden, that she found
a nest with nine (inches in it ; and which
is said to have been verified when she mar
ried the Earl of Winchilsea, whose name |
I was Finch, by whom she had nine chi 1 -
dren. “Dr. Clement,” says the author of’
the Lifo of ST Thomas Moore, “ reporteth !
I Tom Sir Thomas’s own mouth, a vision !
which l;is mother had the night al’.er mar
riage; iu which she saw in her sleep, as
it were engraven on her wceleUng ring, the
number and favor of all the children she
was to hare; whereof the face of one was
so dark and obscure, that she could net
well discern it; aed indeed, afterward she
suffered of one o. her children an untimely
delivery ; Lnt the face of her other chil
dren she be he'd shining most gloriously:
whereof, no doubt, Sir Thomas, his fame
and sanctity was foreshowed and p'osig
FuJgosius tells of a citizen of Milan,
who being asked for a debt, as owing by 1
his dead lather, beheld in bis sleep, v hen i
m trouble thereat, tin image of his father,!
which informed him that tho debt was paid
in his life time, and directed him where to ;
find an acknowb dgment, signed by the
creditor; this receipt was produced, and
St. Austin profess il to have s: on ii.
Henry 111. of France, is related to have
had adieam predictive of bis unfortunate
fate at St. Cloud, but which does not ap
pear to have been attended with any pecu
liar circumstances ; and Louis of Bourbon,
Prince of Conde, who lived in the seven
teentli century, is said to have dreamed
that afte r having gained three successive
victories, and defeated his great enemies, I
he should be mortally wounded, and his
dead body laid on theirs ; this canto to pass, |
for the Marshal do St. Andre “. us killed at
D.cux; the Duke of Guise, Francis Lor- 1
rain, at Orleans; the constable Montmo
rency at St. Dc.xys, the triumvirate tliat
lias mvo.n the destruction of’ tli” Prince,
and his religion; finally ho himself was
slain at liasscc.
Pare Matthieu tells us, that the’ queen
of Henry I'/, of France, waked in the
night, some little time b fore the assassi
nation of her husband, in great agitation ;
tho king inquired tli.’ cau sc. She . del that
she had been dreaming that somebody stab
bad l.trn with a knife on the staircase. —
“Thank God !” said the king. “It is only
Alfred, when compelled by the Danes j
,to take refuge in Idlingsay, in the marsh s
of Somersetshire, fancied it ia • u’. Uni;
Im savv c...Cutbbort in 1 •.- deep, vho en
couraged liim m his despondency, with the
promise that be should socn recover bis
kingdom, to the confusion of his enemies ;
assuring him. in testimony of bis promise,
i tliat some of his fishermen should procure
i a considerable draught of fish, though the
river was frozen at tho time; both of which
events speedily came to pass.
Hollingshed mentions, that William Ru
i fns. not long before he was killed in the
| New Forest, dream id that the veins of bis
1 arm were broken, and ‘hat the blood issu
!ed out in gw-at abundance. He also ro
lart's the vision of Richard JD. the night
b -fore the battle of Bosvverth Field ; in
which was completely verified by the e
v. nt of that, sanguinary contest.
The night before tlie ■ rest and ex ecu- ;
Ken of J,or Ijl *‘i:'g. i was beheaded 1
by tho Protector, afurwanl Richard 111..
“Lord Stanlye s e-nt. a tri. 4v messenger
to him at midnight in all haste, requiring
■ hint to ri>e, and ride away with him ; for
lie was disposed utterly no longer to hid",
be had so fearful a dream, on v, hicli he
thought that a boar, with bis tusks so
lapsed them by the heads, tliat the blood
ran about both tli ir shoulders.” The
boar was the cognizance of tlie Protector.
I! vve receive the account ofShctkspoaro de
rived fr.-m ancient chronicles, tin. Duke ol
, Clan. tree, before his cm i ution,
“1 ‘a nd •; : n ai- Ir
Pa” of ugly 11 .fils of „ t- v dream..”
ime of which the poet has described v. ill)
: infinite power.
In Balter's “Chronicle,” it is related
that Ann Water:;, seduced liy her lover, ,
, epytsynted a. -.La strangling of her husband.
: and then Ii riud him in a dunghill in tlie
| ci'vv-liouae. One of the neighbor* dreant
i ed ihat \\ ators was strangled, and buried
iiu n cow-house. \v hereupon a s arc i was
I instituted, and the woman apprehended;
’ she confess and anil was burned.
i iu mitts Yv often, nephew of the oelebra
t” 1 .Nicholas Wotlcn. Dean of Ganterhu
ry. dreamed in Kent, not long before Ids
death, that the treasury of the l niversi'.v |
1 “1 Oxford had been robbed bv some towns- •
men and poor scholars, five iu number. — j
i He mentioned it in a postscript to a letter
tic same day, to hi; son Henry, then at,
Oxford. The letter arrived the morning j
after the robbery, ands warded material
ly the detection of the depredators.
M alton affirms, that bull Nicholas and
I liomas Wottcn were informed in a dream
of the exact days of their death.
• Strada relates, that the night preceding
| tint execution of illary, Queen of Scots,
i when Elizabeth was kept awake bv the
agitation of her mind, an attendant lady,
who slept in her room, being awakened by
j a dream, cried out that she savv Mary Stu
j art beheaded, and soon after her own mis
tress struck with tlie same hatchet. Up
i on which Elizabeth, who had been distract
ed by ill same images, being terrified.
; despatched an express to Folhringay, to
; order tho execution to lie deferred. Un
happily ti r Mary, however, tho messenger
ii.i not arrive till four hours after the exe- 1
Si; Francis Bacon tells us, in his “Na
tural History,’ that being at Paris, be told
I several gentlemen there, that he dreamed
j that his father’s house in the country was
i plastered all over with black,, mortar; and
j two or three days after, his father died in
Mr. J. Beal, in a letter to Mr. Bovle,
dated Yeovil], October 12, 1070, informs
him, tliat when he was scholar at Eton,
the town was infested with th plague, so
that the scholars fied away. Upon tli is oc
casion, as bis father was deceased, his
mother at a great distance, and iiis other
j relations at court, and he had no address
to any r other person, the house in vv hich lie
abode being surrounded by the plague,
even at the next doors, the nature and fame !
i of th? disease begat in him a great horror, j
| “In this distress,” continues he. “I had an j
| impressive dream, consisting of very rna- I
iny particulars. I told it to all the family; j
: and within three days vve found every cir- ;
j cumstance true; though very strange, and j
; .seeming casual. 1 foretold who were si nt 1
| forme, v. hut colored horses, and vervsoic j
accidents which fell on the way ; with ma
ny other minute particulars.”
Sir Roger L'Estrange is reported to have ■
dreamed that on a particular spot, on which
lie was accustomed to sport, in bis father's I
park, lie received intolligcnci of his fa- ‘
thcr’s death, who had long boon ill. Ilf |
resolved, in consequence, to avoid the 1
spot; but having been lid there acciden-j
tally, was informed of his father’s demise, i
Lord Clareuden relates, that the assas- j
. sination of the Duke of Buckingham was ;
| foretold, in a dream, to an officer in tiie i
[ king’s wardrobe, six months before his j
! game's death.
There is a remarkable relation inßu
rantt’s “Account of tiie Lite and death of j
John Earl of Rochester.” “Thecliaplain” i
vve are told, “of the Lady Wane, the mo- j
ther-in-law of the earl had a dream, which i
inform, and him that such a day ho should
die ; but being by all the family put out of j
the lielL sos it, he had almost forgotten it;
until the evening before the day which had 1
been memionid, there being at supper
, thirteen at table, according to a fond con
i cc it that one of them must die ; one of the j
I young ladies pointed to him, that he was to j
be tlie person ; lie remembered his dream,
j fell into some disorder ; and the Lr.dy War
re reproving lum so. ‘a; sup rstitton, he
said that he was coufidi nt that h • should
• die celb.t morning ; but'he bring ‘in per-j
feci health it was not much minded. It j
was oti Saturday night, and he was to j
preach next day". He went up to bis chant- ]
her and sat up late, as appeared by the j
burning of bis candle, and he had been I
preparing his notes for his sermon, and was
found dead in the morning.
Captain Richard Hutton’s ship, on tiie
Oth of January-, I*ol, struck on the Cask
ets, near Alderney, and stove to pieces;
the master and six of the men were drown
ed, and nine men saved. The mast tail
ing upon the rocks, some being on the
shrouds fell with it, and svv ang themselves
on by part of the other rigging. Not hav
ing secured any bread, they subsisted four
teen days on the ship’s dog, which they j
ea! raw, and on the limpets and weeds I
which grew on the rocks. I hey bad once j
j sight of the “Express” advice boat, but |
I i.cpi'.i not perceived bv the crew. Miout
IW . - • ‘ PPK L, P;• <t t V.
the 18th nr 10,h one Taski d'o on. ■ •
prentice of a ouster of a ship at Lvmlt
ton, dreamed that li ■ was talc nj upi.evi r 1
in nab nr the Cad; Is, r.i’.d to*l it ti !
fitthe.:, vvlio took no notice if it ; but
the 20il. si'i s.'rl in his bu I; tor (.la:"i:
bound for S > ;'l:a;r.|<‘i.ti: and when he a..:
in view of the Ca .ki ts. the b y r. mcinb
ing bis dream, loiiki <l, am ‘stly upon tl
and toh’ his (ether lie saw nun unon ■
< ’sd Is. 11 father c bid an ! emit a
ed him ; but ca lie boy's j . i■■ n. •, dis
ci vered v. Ii a • hi. s <me o! . . ■ e. u . u
1 ill r. ib. li. : uimedia’ . , . and T'-h
and brought ti . . all to I*-.<ut!*as:i •'•.:).
From the Ladies Companion.
AN INCIDENT OF THU. REVOLUTION.
I) Y 1! O li Elt T II A f t 11, [’ ON .
It was an autumnal cvenin ; —;.-for •;<
had begun t>d in tb< ir i tntlcsi
colors. T!r- fields, sit: rn of their lie.:,
vest treasures, lay like gold, ti lakelets i.i
: the iifli and m< llow sunsi t. Thi :. 1 •
highlands, like giant warriors, clothed i.i
their panoply of rock and foliage, thr.-v/
their sullen shadows for out upon tho b -s
----! Din of the glorious Hudson, w ho. roßin:; on
! in bis path of b a utv, git umad like a fail;n
: rainbow in the inniinici able tin. of occi
dental glory. Far in the di.otan; ■ c rsl
die venerable Cro’ncst, In wit!, a dia
! deli) of purple and gold. T.'.u fi..-t ar
was twinkling on the bow of tw id'.h; ;
! deep dark clouds vv re; .willing tho zone us
creation; rock and mountain, tree and
shrub, hill, dale, valley and rivul. t, all
commingled in one hazy softness, rcnduiing
it a scene of indescribable loveliness, beau
tiful as in those days of primifve inne
cence, ere sin was known, ortSesolaiitand
decay had fall: n upon the blossoms of our
earthly Ed, n. Sui h was Ike ev, iiivu v.ln i
a was seen to leave the pDinontoiv
of IV t Point, in tli; neighboilieoibof which
we locate our narrative, in the year 1782.
In it were several persons attired in military
costume of tliat period, who, with well imo
sured strokes of their oars, made it dart o
vertlio gold n vv at ore like a ray of light.—
In th stem was seated a man about fifty
I yi ars of age ; his h ad was uncovered, and
] revoali and to v iew a vv ide OV. capacious brow ;
his features were marked and masculine ;
| his mouth, which was peculiarly charac
terized by a closeness of the lips, rave to
him a look of determination, yet which in
no way impaired the mi and and meffpiful ex
pression which reigned owr-Jibs’ general
aspect. Like tlie otte rs, lie ‘P-rj a dmk
blue cot.;, with broad buff* facings, closT,
button: J to the throat, heavy, golden epau
-1 -ts, Luc! skin small-clothes, high military
boots with spurs of steel, while a belt of
buff'encircl”d his waist, in which was fix
ed a straight sword. Such was the costume
of tlie personage who was destined to a
cliievo the liberty of his country, and to
burst the letters of oppression. Reader, m and
vve say who it was? “ In your mind’s eye”
j does he not stand before y . ‘ ! not
I name the watch word us y nr indep ndciicc,
and liis memory cnshriiied in iho In art of
every sun of freedom ?It was Georg Wash
As the barge gained the opposite bank,
one of tli: rowers leaped ashore, and made
| it fast to the root of a willow which hung
I its broad thick branches over tho river.—
The rest ofthe party then landid, and un
! covering, saluted their command r, who
I respectfully r; turned their courtesy,
j “By ten o'clock you may expect me,”
‘said Washington. “Bn cautious—look
| well that you are not surprised. These
i are no times for trifling.”
j “ Depend upon uy’ replied one of the
“ I do,” be responded, and bidding them
farewell, departed along the bank of the ri
That evening a party was to be given at
the house ofone of his old V. valued friends,
to which be, with several other American
officer::, had been invited. It was seh’eni
that he participated in festivity, mere espe
cially at that period when every moment
was fraught with danger ; nevertheless, in
respect to an old acquaintance, backed by
the solicitations of Ruby Rugsdale, the
daughter of the host, he had consented to
relax from the toils of military duty, and
honor the party", for a few hours, with bis
After continuing liis path, for some dis.
tance, along the river’s side, he struck off
into a narrow road, bordered thickly with
brushwood, tinged with a thousand eves ot
and parted summer —bore and there a grey
i crag peeped out from the tbliage, ovi r
j which the green ivy and scarf t woodbine
| hung in wreathy dalliance; at other places,
I tiie arms of the chcsnut and mountain ash
j met in leafy fondness, and cast a gloom
| deep almost as night. Suddenly a crusli
i ini’ among the branches was beard, and like
i a deer a young Indian girl bounded into the
path, and stood full in his presence. He
started back with surprise, laid his hand
upon his sword—but tin- Indian only fell
upon her knee, placed her finger on her
lips, and by a sign with her hand, forbade
him to proceed.
“What seek you, my wild flivver:"’
said the General. She started to her feet,
drew a small tomahawk from Iter belt ct
wampum, and imitated the act of scalping
! an enemy—then again waving her hand as
I forbidding him to advance, she start’ and into
| the bushes, leaving him lost in amazement,
j “ There is danger,” said he to himself,
I after a short name, and recovering from
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