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— ' - * THE lonb PACK. FROM THE NATIONAL GAZETTE. THE IN’?ANT’S DREAM. Fail child upon thy blooming check A deeper shadow lies, And breathings low and sweetly weak, Like fairy music rise ; And kindling o’er thy snowy brow, Its rapture’s fleeting gleam, ‘Till pulse and smile and tone avow The gladness of thy dream. 'Sleep hath its gift for life’s dim close, The dark and weary hour,— A scene when twilight shades repose, Upon the shooting flower: And memory winds the aged thought Back to its earlier joy ;— With what is thy loved vision fraught My bright aud sinless boy 1 Perchance the Athenian’s lofty creed In thee its proof may find, And as a spark yet scarcely freed, From Heaven’s eternal mind, Unconscious of degrading fate, Which severs from the sky, The glories of thy primal state, Still brighten on thine eye. Reveal the mystery,—hast thou flown Far from thy place on earth, To revel in the mystic tone, The voice of starry mirth ? And space, with all its glorious isles, Swells it before thy sight, That thus in dim reflected smiles Thy sleeping dust is bright ? Surmise isvain, we only know The founts of grief are sealed, And thy young thoughs retains a glow, Which earth could never yield ; And o’er thy strangely joyous rest, Fair child, we darkely muse, For when were afterycars imprest With such etheiial hues. CALLIOPE. FROM THE ALBANY ARC. S. FEMALE PIETY. "There is a dream in female worth, That’s brighter far than beauty’s eye A cherub of celestial birth, Ail heir apparent of the sky. ’Tis worth that beauty cannot give, ’Tis wotth descending from on high ; Nor here on earth will deign to live But as an offering for the sky. ’Tis Virgin innocence and love, Tis mental worth—the mind’s bright eye, That sees below, as ’twere above, Our thoughts recorded in the sky. ‘This heavenly worth that God will own. When from his throne his angels fly With power to call his children home, To live forever in the sky. The following cut direct is from the pen of the celebrated Sheridan. Lord JErslcwe declared in a large party in which Lady E. and Mr. S. were present, that “a wife was only a Tin Cannister, tied to one’s tail”—upon which Sheridan pre sented Lady Ers/cine with these lines. •‘Lord Erskine, at woman presuming to rad, Calls a wife a ‘Tin Cannister tied to ones tail.’ .And fair Lady Anne, while the subject he carried Seems hurt at his Lordship’s degrading compa rison. £ut wherefore degrading ? considered aright, A canister’s polished and useful and bright— And should dirt its original purity hide— —That’s the fault of the puppy to whom it is tied'." The following lines are copied from a sign affixed to a post at the corner of twe miserable muddy roads in England : This road is not passable, Not even Jack ass-able : When this way you do travel, Tray bring your own gravel. — The following sentiment was drauk in one of the Eastern states. We think it should “ (juaff well” every where. Agriculture—To every honest farmer three lit(lo ingredients for a contented life : 1 A little land, well tilled, A little barn, well filled, A ^ttle wife, well willed. \ \ BIRTH, I swear.l’tis better to be lowly born, And ranre with humble livers in content Than to le perk'd up in glistering grief, Aad wear, a golden sonow. sbakespear’s henry vhi. Every body knows the peculiar form aud texture, of the wigs worn by the late Lord Stanhope. He w .s ? long time in getting a barber to make them to his lik ing, but at last succeded. It happened, however, that at a time when his stock of hesc “ elegant imitations of nature,” was nusually low, the poor barber was taken i exceedingly ill that his life was despair- 1 of. His Lordship immediately upon bring of .he danger of his favourite art- i! sent a physician to attend him, and ih fl rst desire of the barber upon his re- c ®ry was, very naturally, to assure the ! Lord of his gratitude for his unex- pect] aC ( c f benevolence. After a few AvorOyf condolence, his Lordship asked the ba 3Cr whether his funds were not ex- haustei^y |jj s ] on g inability to attend to his busugj^ aild whether an order in the way of tntjr^ouid not be serviceable to him. IleC' V j n g an answer in theaffiima- tive, lie ord, e( j a score of wigs, and upon juiging the* home, the wig-maker be gan to pour irth the grateful feelings of Ins heart for t,j s new kindness, in addition to having save! his life, when bis Lord ship lutenupteahim by putting down the money, and ealhy telling him, “ that he might now die an! be d d for aught ,‘ e cared, as lie ha) g„t wigs enough to last him all his llfo.—Virrcr* ^ In the year 1823, Col. Ridley returned from India, with what, in those days, was I accounted an immense fortune, and retir ed to a country seat on the banks of North Tyne, in Northumberland. The house was rebuilt and furnished with everything elegant aud costly : and among others, a service of plate supposed to be worth £ 1,000. He went to London annually with his family, during a few of the winter months, and at these times there were but few left at his country house. At the time we treat of, there were only three ^ domestics remained there; a maid servant j A j- |Ce was kin, imt not let him stay on any account, and be hold he is gone off and left his pack.’’ “ And what is the great matter in that?” said Richard, “ I will wager a penny he will look after it before it shall look after him.” “ But, oh Richard, I tremble to tell you! We are all gone, for it is a living pack.” “A living pack !” said Richard, staring at Alice, and letting bis chops fall down. Richard had just lifted his flail over his head to begin threshing a sheaf; but when he heard of a living pack, he dropped one end of the hand-staff to the mm ginuuf! f NUHU WIU cries were ceased, and only a kind of gut tural noise was heard from it. Knowing that then something must be done, he ran after his companions, and called on them to come back. Though Edward had es caped a good way, and was Slill persever ing on, yet, as he never took long time to consider of the utility of any thing, but acted from immediate impulse, he turned and came as fast back as he had gone a- way. Alice also came homeward, but more slowly, and cryiug even more bit terly than before. Edward overtook her ! whose name was Alice, kept the house, j g before< but be never took such and there were besides, an old man andla j & look at her jn his , ife> « A living pack!” ; boy, the one threshed the corn, and the ^ Rkhard „ Why t h e womau i s mad floor and leaning on the other, took such 1 and was holding on his course ; but, as he a look at Alice. He knew long before j pa^ed. she turMd away ^er face^and beautiful v long Deiore i ...... .......... «... -v : • , e he kuew that I called him a murderer. At the sound ol other took care of some cattle, for the two 1 ploughmen were boarded in houses of their own. One afternoon as Alice was sitting spin without all doubt.” “ Oh, Richard! come away. Heaven knows what it! but I saw it moving as plainly as I see you at . . . . - - r present. Make haste, aud come away nmg some yarn for a pair of slock.ngs tor j k icliard .” Richard did not stand to ex postulate any longer, nor even to put on his coat, but followed Alice into the bouse, herself, a pedlar entered the hall with a comical pack on his back. Alice had seen as long a pack, and as broad a pack; but a pack equally long, broad, and thick, she declared she never saw. It was a- bout the middle- of winter, when the days | were short, and the nights cold, long and wearisome. The pedlar was a handsome, well dressed man, and very likely to be a very agreeable companion for such a maid as Alice, on such a night as that; yet assuring her by the way, that it was noth ing but a whim, and of a piece with many of her phantasies. 14 But,” added he, “ of all the foolish ideas that ever possessed your brain, this is the most unfeasible, unnatural aud impossible. How can a pack made up of napkins, and corduroy breeches, perhaps, ever become alive ?— It is even worse than to suppose a horse’6 Al.ce declared, that from the very first she ^ wjn turn an ee ,„ So sayingj he lifted du! not like him greatly, and though he ; tfae cand , e QUt of the jufr> aud turning a- mtroduced himself with a little ribaldry, fa neyer d ti f, he had his hand and a great deal of flattery interlarded, yet when he came to ask a night’s lodging, he met with a peremptory refusalI; he ri|mpled aad spoi i e d by carrying, jested on the subject said he believed she hg * ords that bound it> and the canva ss upon the pack. He felt the deals that surrounded its edges to prevent the goods was in the right, for that it would scarcely be safe to trust him under the same roof with such a sweet and beautiful creature. Alice was an old maid and any tiling but beautiful. He then took her on his knee, caressed and kissed her, but all would not do. “ No, she would not consent to his staying there.” “But are yon really go ing to put me away to-night?” “Yes.” “ Indeed, my dear girl, you must not be so unreasonable ; I am come straight from Newcastle, where I have been pur chasing a fresh stock of goods, which are so heavy, that I cannot travel far with them, and as the people around are all of .the poorest sort, I will rather make you a present of the finest shawl in my pack be fore I go farther.” At the mentioning of the shawl, the picture of deliberation was portrayed- in lively colors on Alice’s face for a little ; but her prudence overcame. “ No, she was but a servant, and bad or ders to harbor no person about the house but such as came on business, nor these either, unless she was well acquainted with them.” “ What the worse can you, or your master, or any one else be, of suffer ing me to tarry until morning I” “ I en treat you do not insist, for here you can not be.” “ But, indeed, I am not able to carry n.y goods further to-night.” “ Then you must leave them, or get n horse to carry'them away.” “Of all the sweet indexible beings that ever were made, you certainly are the chief. But I cannot blame you ; your resolution is just and right. Well, well, since no better may be, -I must leave them, and < o seach for lodgings myself, somewhere else, for fa tigued as I am, it is as much as my life is worth to endeavor carrying them further.” Alice was rather taken at her word, she wanted nothing to do with his goods : the man was displeased at her, and might ac cuse her of stealing some of them ; but it was an alternative she had proposed, and against which she coj^d start no plausible objection ; so she consented, though with much reluctance. “ But the pack will be better out of your way,” said he, “ and safer, if you will be so kind as lock it by in some room or closet.” She then led him into a low parlour, where he placed it carefully on two chairs, and went his way, wishing Alice a good night. When old Alice and the pack wore left together in the large house by themselves, she felt a kind of undefined terror come over her mind about it. “ What can be in it,” said she to herself, “ that makes it so heavy ?” Surely when the man carried it this length, he might have carried it farther too.—It is a confoundedly queer pack; I’ll go and look at it once again* and see what I think is in it; and suppose I should handle it all round, I may then, perhaps have a good guess what is in it.” Alice went cautiously and fearfully into the parlour and opened a wall press—she wanted nothing in the press, indeed she never looked into it, for her eyes were fixed on the pack, and the longer she looked at-it, she liked it the Worse ; and as to handling it, she would not have touched it for all that it contained. She came again into the kitchen and convers ed with herself. She thought of the man’s earnestness to leave it—of its monstrous shape, and every circumstance connected with it—They were all mysterious* and she was convinced in her own mind, that there was something uncanny, if not un earthly, in the pack. What surmises will not fear give rise to in the mind of a woman ! she lighted a moulded candle, and went again into the parlour, closed the window shutters and barred them ; but before she came out she set herself upright, held in her bieath, and took another steady and scrutinizing look of the pack. God of mercy ! she saw it moving, as visibly as she ever saw any tiling in her life. Every hair on her head stood upright. Every inch of flesh on her body crept like a nest of pismires.— She hasted into the kitchen as fast as she could, for her knees j^ent under the terror that had overwhelmed the heart of poor Alice. She puffed out the candle,lighted it again, and, not being able to find a can dlestick, though a dozen stood on tho shelf in the fore kitchen, she set it in a water jug, and ran out to the barn for old Richard. “Ob Richard! Oh,for mercy, Richard, make haste, and come into the house. Come away Richard.” “ Why, what is the matter, Alice? what i? wrong?” in which it was wrapped. “ The pack was well enough, iie found nought about it that other packs wanted. It wasjust like other packs, made up of the same stuff.— He saw nought that ailed it. And a good large pack it was. It would cost the hon est man £200, if not more. It would cost him £300, or £350, if the goods were fine. But he would make it all up again by cheating fools like Alice, with his gewgaws.” Alice testified some little disappointment at seeing Richard uncon vinced, even by ocular proof. She wish ed she had never seen him or it, howsoin- ever, for she jvas convinced there was something mysterious about it ; that they were stolen goods or something that way; and she was terrified to stay in the house with it. But Richard assured her the pack was a right enough pack. During this conversation, in comes Ed ward. He was a lad about 16 years of age, son to a coal-driver on the border— was possessed of a good deal of humor and ingenuitj 7 , but somewhat roguish, forward, and commonly very ragged in his apparel. He was about this time wholly intent on shooting the crows and birds of various kinds, that alighted in whole flocks where he foddered the cattle. He had bought a huge old military gun, 'Which he denomi nated Copenhagen, and was continuafly thundering away at them. He seldom killed any, if ever; but he once or twice knocked off a few feathers, and after much narrow inspection, discovered some drops of blood on the snow. He was at this very moment come in a great haste for Copenhagen, having seen a glorious chance of sparrows, and a Robin-red breast among them, feeding on the site of a corn rick, but hearing them talk of some thing mysterious, and a living pack, he pricked up his ears, and was all attention. “Faith Alice,” said he, “ifyou will let me, I’ll shoot it.” “ Hold your peace, you fool, said Richard, who still held it in his hand, and, gliding down the passage, edged up to the parlour door, and watched the pack attentively for about two min utes. He then came back with a spring, and with looks very different from those which regulated his features as he went down. As sure as he had death to meet with he saw it stirring. “ Hold your peace, you fool,” said Richard. Edward swore again that lie saw it stirring ; but whether he really thought so, or only said so, is hard to determine. “Faith, Alice,” said lie again, “if you will let me, I’ll shoot it.” “ I tell you to hold your peace, you fool,” said Richard. “ No,” said Edward, “ in the multitude of coun sellors there is safety ; and I will main tain this to be our safest plan. Our mas ter’s house is consigned to our care, and the wealth that it contains may tempt some people to use stratagems. Now, if we open up this man’s pack, he may pursue us for damages to any amount, but if I shoot it, what amends can he getfrom me ? If there is any thing that should not be there, Lord how I will pepper it! And if it is lawful goods, he can only make trie pay for the few that are damaged, which I will get at valuation ; so if none of you will acquiesce, I will take all the blame upon myself, aud ware a shot upon it.”— Richard said, whatever was the conse quence he would be blameless. A half delirious smile rather distorted than beau tified Alice’s pretty face, but Edward took it for an assent to what he had been ad vancing, so snatching up Copenhagen in one hand, and the candle in the other, he hasted down the passage, and without hesitating one moment, fired at the pack. Gracious Heaven ! the blood gushed out upon the floor like a torrent, and a hide ous roar, followed by the groans of death, issued from the pack. Edward dropped Copenhagen upon the ground, and ran into the kitchen like one distracted. The kitchen was darkish, for he had left the candle iu the. parlour, so taking to the door without being able to utter a wordj he ran to the hills like a wild roe, looking over each shoulder as fast as he could turn his head from the one side to the other. Alice followed as fast as shd could, but lost half the way of Edward. She was all the way sighing and crying most piti fully. Old Richard stood for a short space rather in a state of petrifaction, but at length, after some hasty ejaculations, he went into the parlour. The whole floor this epithet, Edward made a dead pause and looked at Alice with a face much longer than it used to be. He drew in his breath twice, as if going to speak, but he only swallowed a great mouthfnl of air and held his peace. They were soon all three in the parlour, and in no little terror and agitation of mind unloosed the pack, the principal commodity of which was a stout youn man, whom Edward had shot through the heart, and thus bereaved of existence in a few minutes. To paiut the feelings, or even the appearance of young Edward, during this scene, is impossible ; he acted little, spoke less, and appeared in a hope less stupor ; the roost of his employment consisted in gulping down mouthfuls of breath, wiping his eyes, and staring at his associates. It is most generally believed, that when Edward fired at the pack he hadnot the most distant idea of shooting a man ; but seeing Alice so jealous of it, lie thought the Col onel would approve of his intrepidity, and protect him from being wronged by the pedlar; and besides he had never got a chance at such a large thing in his life, and was curious to see how many folds of the pedlar’s fine haberdashery ware Co penhagen would drive the drops through, so that when the stream of blood burst from the pack, accompanied with the dy ing groans of a human being, Edward was certainly taken by surprise, and quite con founded ; he indeed asserted, as long as be lived, that he saw something stirring in the pack, but his eagerness to shoot, and his terror, on seeing what he had done, which was no more than what he might have expected, had he been certain he saw the pack moving, makes this asse veration very doubtful. They made all possible speed in extricating the corpse, intending to call medical assistance, but it vas too late ; the vital spark was gone for ever. “ Alas !” said old Richard, heav ing a deep sigh, “poor man., ’tis all over with him ; I wish he had lived a little longer to have repented of this, for he has surely died in a bad cause. Poor man ! he was somebody's son, and no doubt dear to them, and noboby can tell how small a crime this hath, by a regular gradation, become the fruits of.” Richard came twice across his eyes with the sleeve of his shirt, for he still wanted the coat; a tho’t of a tender nature shot through his heart. “ Alas, if his parents are alive, how will their hearts bear this, poor creatures !” sSid Richard, weeping outright, “ poor creatures ! God pity them !” ( Concluded, in our next.) a Periodical Work entitled the Publish JOURNAL OF EDUCATION WHISKEY, RUM, 4* GIN. Just received from New-York and Philadelphia ()A HHDS Rye Whiskey ill 10 do N. E. Rum 30 Bbls Country Gin 20 do superior Beer, Fidler & Taylor's brand 20 do Newark Cider 20 Qr. Casks Sicily Madeira, Teneriffe, Muscatel, and Malaga Wines Muscovado Sugars, in hhds and bbls Coffee in Bbls and bags and a general as sortment of GROCERIES and DRY GOODS, constantly on hand, for sale on reasonable terms, by BUGG h GREENWOOD, 224, Broad Street February 12 77 tf JUST PRINTED, AND FOR SALE AT THE OFFICE Ofc THE GSOR3IA COURIER, D ECLARATIONS, BLANK POWERS OF ATTORNEY, MAGISTRATES SUMMONS’ NOTICES OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS, CLAIM BONDS, SHERIFF’S TITLES, MAGIS RATE’S EXECUTIONS. NOTARY’S NOTICES, LAND DEEDS, RECOGNIZANCES, MILITIA EXECUTIONS, &ic. &ic. July 26 23 NOTICE. jyjESSRS. A. I. & G. W. HUNTINGTON. will act as our attorney, during our absenee from the State. TAMPLET &. ROW AND. June 28 16 tf PROSPECTUS. ■ T HE spirit of inquiry, which has of late years extended to every thing connected with human improvement, has been directed with pe- coiiar earnestness to the subject of education. Iu our own country, the basis of whose institu tions is felt to be intelligence and virtue, this topic has been regarded as one of no ordinary interest, and has excited a zeal and an activity worthy *uf its importance. By judicious endeavors to adapt the character of instruction to the progressive requirements of the public mind, much has been done to continue and accelerate the career of improvement. These very efforts, however, and this success, have produced the conviction that much remains to be done. A periodical work, devoted exclusively to edu cation, would seem likely to be of peculiar ser vice at the present day, when an interest in this subject is so deeply aud extensively felt. At no period have opportunity and disposition for the extensive interchange and diffusion of thought been so favorably combined. Science and Liter ature have their respective publications, issuing at regular intervals from the press, and contri buting incalculably to the dissemination ofknow- ledge aud of taste. But education, a subject of the highest practical importance to every school, every family, and every individual iu the com- raunitv, remains unprovided with one of those popular and useful vehicles of information. A minute detail of the advantages which may be expected to result from a periodical work, such as is now proposed, we think unnecessary With the success of other publications of the same class before us, wc feel abundant encouragement to proceed in our undertaking. A leading object if the Journal will be to fur nish a record of facts, embiacing whatever infor mation the most diligent inquiry can procure, regarding the past and present state of education, in the United States, and in foreign countries. An opportunity will thus be afforded for a fair com parison of the merits of various systems of in struction. The results of actual experiment will be presented; and the causes of failure, as well as of success, may thus be satisfactorily traced, and be made to suggest valuable improvements. The conductors of the Journal will make it their constant endeavor to aid in diffusing enlarg ed and liberal views of education. Nothing, it seems to us, has more influence in retarding the progress of improvement in the science of instruc tion, than narrow and impartial views of what education should be expected to produce. Intel lectual attainmeats have been too exclusively the object of attention. It is too common a thing to cons der a man well educated, if he has made a proper use of the facilities for the acquisition of learning; though -the result may have been ob tained atthe expense of his health, and with much neglect of that moral culture, which is the surest foundation of happiness. In many plans of edu cation, which are in other respects excellent, the fact seems to have been overlooked that man pos sesses an animal, and a moral, as well as an in tellectual constitution. Hence the fatal neglect of the requisite provisions for the developement of the corporeal system, &. the confirmation and improvement of health, the only foundation of mental as well as bodily power. The moral de partment of education has too commonly been restricted to an occasional word of parental ap probation or reproof; or, at the best, to efforts limited by the sphere of domestic life. The natu ral consequence of the restrictions thus unjustly laid on education, is, that we often find, in the same individual a learned head, but a debilitated body, and a neglected heart. Education should, we think, be regarded as the means of fitting man for the discharge of all his duties : it should pro duce vigorous and hardy bodies, trained to pow erful action, and iuured to privation and fatigue; hearts formed to all that is pure and noble in moral principle; and minds prepared for effi cient exertion in whatever may be their depart ment in the great business of accomplishing the purposes of human existence. Under thcseTm- pressions, we shall give to physical education that proportion of our attention which seems due to its importance. Moral education wo shall consi der a3 embracing whatever is to form the habits and stamp the character. The influence of ex ample in the sphere of daily intercourse, we re gard as the most powerful instrument in the for mation of moral habits. In no light do we con template the progress of education with more satisfaction, than when we view it as elevating and purifying the gieat body of the community, and thus affording to the attentive and reflecting parent, the pleasing assurance, that his efforts with his children at home, will not be counter acted by contaminating example abroad. Par- ticularattention will be paid to domestic education, or that which emanates from parental and family influence; nor shall we neglect personal educa tion, or that which consists in the voluntary for mation of individual character. The subject of female education is one which was deemed unspeakably important. We have no hesitation in expressing our conviction that it has not yet received the consideration which it merits. Whatever concerns the culture of the female mind, extends ultimately to the formation of all minds, at that early and susceptible period when maternal influence is forming the impres sions which eventually terminate in mental and moral habits. But the theme is too full of impor tant and interesting topics to admit of discussion in a prospectus. There is no department of our labours, from which we anticipate a higher grati fication, than onr endeavors to aid the instruc tion of the female sex. Our efforts shall be directed chiefly to early and elementary education, because it is, in our view, more important than that of any other pe riod or department. At the same time, we shall not omit the higher branches of science and lit erature, nor the training preparatory to profes sional pursuits. In particular branches of in struction, we have no favorite theories to obtrude. To what is of old standing, wc have no hostility arising merely from its being old. Novelty we shall always regard as an indifferent circum stance, rather than a lecommendation. But ex planatory, practical instruction, under whatever name it may appear, we shall be happy all times to aid with our best exertions. As our pages are to be devoted exclusively to the cause of education throughout our country, an earnest and cordial invitation is given to per sons in every quarter, who take an interest in our labours, to assist us by the communication of useful and interesting matters. CONDITIONS. The work will be published monthly, on fine paper and new type. Each number will contain 64 pages, in octavo. Terms four dollars per an num. August 2^ 52 r.mxca. m. 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July 9 17 American Farmer. wish every friend of this journal should TO RENT, fJJHAT valuable Establishment, known as the Mansion House, in the City of Augusta situated on Green-street, and at present occupied’ by Mr- M’Keen. The accommodations are ex tensive and good. The situation is considered one of the most eligible for a Public House in the city. Possession given on the 1st of October next. For terms apply at the Branch Bank, Augusta. June 7 10 tf Blanks of all Descriptions, Printed and for Sale at tkis Office. 20 Dollars Reward. R ANAWAY on the night of the 5th inst. a NEGRO WOMAN, by the name of Mary Ann—said woman is about 35 years old, about 5 feet 4 inches high, aud when speaking, hesitates a considerable. As sbe came from Columbia, South Carolina, it is possible she may endeavor to get there, however, there is no doubt but that she is harbored by some person in this place.— Any person returning the said woman to the sub scriber, shall receive the above reward, and on proof of her beingharbored, a further reward of Ten Dollars will be given. Wells & Kibbee. August 16 "29 understand, and that they would have the kindness to make it known, that to any one who will procure four subscribers and remit on their account £20, we will send a fifth copy of the American Farmer without charge,—or, any one who will procure five subscribers, will be allowed to retain £5 on his remitting the remain. $20. We beg also to repeat, that all which is necessary to be done by any one, wishing to sub scribe is to inclose a five dollar note by mail, at the risk of, and addressed to “the editor of the A- merican Farmer, Baltimore"--and whether the money be received or not, the paper will be for warded immediately, and the actual recept of each number of the volume will be guaranteed byihe editor. The American Farmer is published weekiy by J. S. Skinner, postmaster, q^Raltimore. printed on fine paper the size of ordinary newspaper, folded so as to make 8 pages ; about one half, or four pages devoted to practical agriculture; the remainder to internal improvements, rural and domestic economy, selections for house-keepers and female readers and natural history and ru ral spots. A minute index and tide page to the whole volume is published, and forwarded with thelag number of each volume. Asingle number wiH be sent to any one who may desire to see a specimen of the Publication. iLrTo all editors who will give the above one or two insertions, we shall feel much indebted, and will glaaly reciprocate their kindness. P. S. The American Farmer is circulated thro' every state and territory, and is written for by m any of the most distinguished practical farmers " in the Union. « Office of American Fanner. MENDENHALL’S Patent Improved Grist Mills. NOTICE. T HE subscriber takes this method of inform ing all those who may be indebted to him, (for Tuition,) either by notes or accounts, which notes or accounts were due on the 1st of October 1826, that if not settled before or at the 1st of October, will, without partiality, be placed in proper hands for collection. CHARLES GRENVILLE. August 13 28 tO. f ^ lHE undersigned, living in Augusta, being' appointed, by Monfort S. Street, and John- ^v. Wilson, Assignees of Moses Mendenhall, sole Agent, in future, for selling in Georgia the above important and valuable improvement iu the Grist Mill, informs the Public that he is ready to dispose of the same to those who may want only an individnal right, or to those who may wish to purchase for counties. Those who prefer seeing specimens before they purchase, can be satisfied at my house, or can see several now in operator, in this neighborhood. Individual Rights $25. B. MIMS. May 28 5m 7 O’ The MilledgevHle Journal will please tc publish this weekly Tor two months and send the account to the office of the Georgia Courier fur payment. EDGE CUT OFF t Sife- “*•“ Y