*1 lie most perfect Government would be that which, emanating directly from the People, Governs least —Costs least —Dispenses Justice to all, and confers Privileges on None. —BENTHAM.
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AT THE PEOPLE S STO-E.
TO you good people one nnd all,
OiirSiore is under the Washington Hall,
Where Units are chea|ier than betore—
Our place is called " The People’s Store ”
The Ladies all, if we can guess,
In pursuit ol a rich new dress.
Will i all around and look still more.
i\t our Fancy Goods at the People’s Store.
The Fashion too where you may learn,
Then unto your homes return,
You will as thousands have before,
Pay us a visit at the People's .'tore.
Itich Bulzarinc and tiro dc me,.
Which we sell cheap for ready pay;
Twenty-live cents cheaper than before,
Are now selling at the People’s Store.
Or fine light Silks, both striped and plain,
And rich Sdk b'awls, and IYI. deLame,
Great crowds are thronging at our door;
We hail tliem welcome at the People’s Store.
This invitation wc give to all,
And we li'pe you 'll nut lot gel to call.
You ’ll find new goods, no wish lor more,
13y culling at the People's Store.
We say lo all in ihis commonwealth
Who desir« to increase in wealth.
We ’ll sell you Goods on ihe cheapest score,
If you will call at the People’s Store.
And now to close our mo'ley rhyme,
We hope for us you ’ll not decline
To call on us as heretofore,
And receive our thanks at the People’s Store.
CRANK & CLARK.
Macon, June 21, 1813. 6-2 t
NEW AND FASHIONABLE
TIIE subscriber would respectfully inform the citi
zens of Macon and vicinity, hat he has just re
ceived a full assortment ol Summer Dry Goods, among
which are fashionable French Bolzarine nnd. other
Meslins, French Cambrics, rich seasonable Silks and
Satins, aupertor Black Nett Shawls, Black Lace Cardi
nals, fine while and colored Tarleton Mils in Months,
Silk and Barege Mantles,Silk Neck Ties, Sdk Thread
and Cotton Gloves and Mitts, black, coloied and
white Kid Gloves, Silk and Colon Hosiery, Lsle
Thread Valence, and real Thread Lace, Edgings and
Insertings, Cambric and Muslin lnscrtings, Jncone’,
Swi-s, Tarleton and Nansook Muslins, Bishop La«ns,
superior Hemstitched ami Revered Linen Cambric
Handkerchiefs, superior Irish Linen, Linen am ric
and very fine French Lawn, superior Linen, Damask
Tube Cloths, Towelling Dia|>er, Bleached and Un
bleached Shirtings and Sheetings real Karlston Ging
hams, a large assortment of Calicoes and Cambrics,
Ladies su|>erior Corsets, Ladies’ and M sses’ Slmes
and Bonnets, .Harking Canvass and Patterns, Wors
ted Crnels, &e., &c.
Also a genera! assortment of brown, fancy colored
a,ad white Linen and Colton Drillings, white nnd
colored Sateen, Georgia Aankeen, a good assortment
ol oentlemen's Gloves, Hosiery, Hnndkercl iels. Cra
vats nnd Slocks, and a general assortment of such
goods ns arc usually kept in Dry Good Stores, ud of
vyltich will be sold as low as ihe same Goods can t>e
hjought in this or anv other Southern City- The pub
lic are .invited to calf and examine for themselves at
llis Store, one door above Geo. A. Kimberly’s Hal
,N. B—DRESS MAKING in the best manner,
and most fashionable style.
G. L. WARREN.
May 24, 2 Im.
s7ISALL & CO’S
DAILY EXPRESS AND GENERAL FOR
WARDING AND COMMISSION HOUSE.
THE Gentral Rail Rond and Banking Company of
Georgia having granted to the subscribers the
jVrivilege of running an EXPRLfeS over their Rond
during the presentyear, with the p tvilege of an apart
■pent under their own Lock, they offer superior ndvan
(aces lor t-lit; prompt and safe conveyance ol valuable
Articles, 'Specie. Sec., &c, and rein hopes of being
a"b!e to make an arrangement with the Post Office Di
tmrtment, by which they will be allowed to carry a
They are prepared to receive and forward Goods of
all descriptions, to and from Savannah and Macon and
intermediate places, ad h. tween Savannah and Char
leston, with the greatest salety and despatch ; and will
nlso pay particular attention to the purchase ol Goods,
collection and pay nen' ol Drafts, Noics a tic! Bills, and
transacting nil kinds of business in the. al ove places.
Thev have also expended their arrangements to rur.
their Express by the Southern Boats to Ptcolata, in
Florida, and intermediate places on that route.
Mi on— Office at the Washington Hall.
Savannah —Office at 153 Bay Street
Do. S Philbrick, Agent, for receiving and
forwarding Goods and Merchandise.
Charleston. S. C.—Amos Head, Agent, office No
D6, Last Bav.
M. S. CALL & CO.
June 28, 7 if.
DEMOCRATIC BANNER FREE TRADE; LOW DUTIES; NO DEBT; SEPARATION FROM BANKS; ECONOMY;
AND A STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE C. f,/Ul«f .V.
From the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser.
Letter t«> Mr. i ewis.
Haynkvillf, May 10, 1813.
Hon. Dixon H Lewis :
Dear Sir —At a meeting of a porlion
of your constituents, held at Hayneville,
on the 9th inst., it was resolved to tender
you a public dinner, to be given at Hayne
ville, on the 31st inst., or such other day
as you may suggest. The undersigned
were appointed a Committee to convey
this resolution to you, and to solicit your
complance, with the desire of your feilow
citizens to meet you on such an occasion.
Be pleased to interpret this trite compli
ment as the only expression we can now
employ of our high appreciation of your
public services, and a warm affection for
your personal character. We hope on
die fust Monday in August next, to make
a more effective demonstration of our re
gard. You will of course be apprized
that this measure originates with your
more immediate political friends —but
besides the opportunity thus affoided of
manifesting our respect for yourself, we
are deeply interested that our fellow citi
zens generally, should hear a calm review
of ihe political questions which now en
gage public attention, from one who has
so long been our common representa
It is not necessary to say to you, whose
hopes we are sure concur with our own—
how anxious are our wishes to be in
formed of, and to promote the prospects
of Mr. Calhoun as a candidate for the
Presidency of the United States or how
general that sentiment is with the De
mocracy of this country, and even with
many who in the last Presidential elec
tion, were arrayed with our opponents.
We regard Mr. Calhoun as pro eminent
ly the champion of the principles of free
trade and equal laws. A man so pure in
his personal character, that he evokes a
sentiment of chivalrous devotion in his
friends. So unsullied in his political
character so comprehensive in his pa
triotism, that while die South delights to
claim him for her ow.:, the North is ea-‘
ger to embrace him under the panoply of
die confederacy. So true to the Consti
tution, that his administration cannot fiul
to test its adaptability to the wants of the
country —so ardent in his devotion to
liberty —so honest and wise in the re
sfraint of licentiousness, and so difiident
of power, th at we may confidently look
under Ills administration for a return of
the Government, to that severe Republi
can simplicity, which characterized its
early existence, and to the final consum
mation of all Democratic government;
“ Equal rights to all, exclusive privileges
to none.” Your position, we hope, will
enable you to confirm and strengthen
our expectations of the probable success
of Mr. Calhoun, and at the same time lo
indicate that course of policy on the part
of his friends, which will best comport
with our sincere desire to promote iiis
election, and at the same to secure the
ascendancy of those principles of public
liberty, with which his whole life has
We beg leave to assure you of the sat
isfaction we feel in being the organ of
comniui.icating to you the proceedings
of our fellow citizens, and of the person
al and political regard with which we
arc your friends, and obedient servants,
J. L. F. COTTRELL,
R. P. McCORD,
JOHN P. COO 10
THOS. C. EVANS,
J. W. McQXJEKN,
O. L. DURHAM,
PATRIi K LITTLE,
JOHN P. STREETY,
I. B. STONE,
C. L. W< lODBURY,
A. V. SCOTT,
T. M. WILLIAMS.
Mr. Lewis’ Reply.
Low:, desboko’ May 12, 1813.
Gentlemen—Your favor of the lOlh
instant, has been duly received, and in
the course of a long career of public ser
vice, few testimonials of popular regard
have given me more satisfaction than
the hfearty approbation both political and
personal, so fully expressed for me in
your letter, by those who, as comity men
and neighbors, have known me so long
and so intimately. Public honors, how
ever gratifying, are at last poor substi
tutes lor that private regard and esteem
which in the more endeared relations of
social life, furnishes the only permanent
source of social happiness.
The tender you have made of your
support on the first Monday in August
next, is evidence that you consider me
the Democratic candidate for Congress
in this District. Information from other
parts of the District, apprise me that I am
so considered in those parts. On this
point I have been willing to acquiesce in
the will of a majority of the Democratic
party throughout the District, and have
uniformly so answered all inquiries on
the subject. I have particularly, felt it
to he my duty in the new cast of the
Districts, not to forestall a full and free
MACON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1843.
expression of preference in favor of the
just claims of any other individual whom
the partiality of friends might suggest as
the candidate. I hold that all offices are
trusts, freely conferred by the People up
on such Agents as they may prefer to
execute their will, and that no length or
value of service, constitutes any claim
for sucli tnists, except as such service
increases the confidence of the individ
ual rendering it. To the larger portion
of the District, I have never occupied the
relation of an immediate and exclusive
Representative, and for that reason, being
the more desirous to claim nothing as
the former representative of a portion of
it, l have to this time silently awaited the
indications of the public sentiment ns to
the choice of a candidate. So far ns
these indications have come to my
knowledge either in the shape of indi
vidual preference or in the resolves of
public meetings, they justify me in the
inference, that at a period so near to the
election, and in the absence of any oppo
sing movement to bring forward any
other name before a District Convention,
in allowing my name to be used as a
candidate, I am only acquiescing in the
will of the Democracy of the Dis’rict.
Should, however,‘any portion of the Dis
trict express its dissatisfaction. 1 hold
myself ready to make any sacrifice to the
harmony of the party which may he re
quired at my hands, either by withdraw
ing my name or submitting the matter to
a District Convention.
I regret that 1 feel compelled to decline
your invitation to a Public Dinner with
which you propose to honor me on the
31st of this month. Asa candidate, I
prefer meeting my constituents in that
character alone, freely subjecting my
whole conduct to their approval or con
demnation, rather than through the par
tiality of friends, to he honored with a
public demonstration for the very servi
ces upon which the People will lie called
to pass their judgment at the approach
ing election. My position during the
canvass, will throw me much among the
people of this as well as the other coun
ties, and 1 prefer meeting them in their
several neighborhoods with more of leis
ure for a free interchangeof opinion, and
in a less formal way than l should bo
able to do at a public dinner in Hayne
ville. Many of my oldest and most val
ued friends who have for seventeen years
honored me with their steady confidence
and support, I can scarceiy hope to sec
except at or near their homes.
You are right, gentlemen, in anticipa
ting that my preferences are for John C.
Calhoun fertile Presidency. No previ
ous occasion having called for a public
avowal of this preference, I avail myself
of the opportuni'y which your mention
of the subject requires, to make known
my views on a question which may more
or less enter into the election, and which,
in the absence of any authorised state
ment of those views on my part, might
become the means of dividing our friends
in a manner seriously to affect the result
of the approaching canvass.
My preferences for Mr. Calhoun are
founded on the conviction, that he is the
most efficient and available Representa
tive of Democratic principles in the ap
proaching contest for the Presidency
that he stands an equal chance with any
other candidate to receive the nomination
of a National Convention, and that if
nominated he can unite in his support
more of the elements of opposition to a
National Bank, a Protective Tariff, a
Bankrupt Law, a Distribution or an As
sumption l«iw and to all other measures
of Federal Whig policy—than any other
man that can be nominated.
That in every part of the country, but
particularly in the South—thousands
who, in the last election, swelled the ranks
of our adversaries—were opposed to the
above mentioned measures of the Whig
pnrtv, there is now no reason to doubt.
Os the Southern Whigs, not a few are
opposed to a United States Bank, while
many are daily becoming more and more
distrustful of the whole paper system. A
still larger number are opposed to a
Bankrupt Law, and to the Distribution
Act; and in spite of their unnatural and
corrupting party association with the
Federal Whiggery of the North, a major
ity of them are at this time opposed to a
high Protective Tariff. With so many
elements of Democratic principles in their
party composition, it is difficult to imag
ine the bitterness and violence of that
personal dislike to an individual, which
at the last election threw such numbers
of them in opposition to the Democratic
candidate, and which, if the same candi
date is again presented to them, may ag
ain produce similar result. In the mean
time, the indications are every where
abundant, and I am happy to find them
no where more so than in Alabama, that
if Mr. Calhoun is the candidate, the more
Democratic and Free Trade portion of
our late opponents will sustain him, in
opposition to a W hig candidate, who, ou
account of the devotion of that party to
Monopoly and Privilege, must, from in
exorable necessity, be a high 1 mill man.
Nor is it to tie disguised, that our hopes
of success in the approaching .contest
must depend on accessions to our cause
from the ranks of our former-opponents.
To this effect, 1 know uo candidate more
efficient than Mr. Calhoun, nor no issue
so likely to rally' the whole anti-monop
oly spirit of the country, as the great
Democratic doctrine of Equality of Rights
and Freedom of Trade. In fact, this is
the only issue which now divides the
two parties, which the People have not
already settled. The Bank, Bankrupt
Law, and Act of Distribution of the Extra
Session, have each received the irrevoca
ble seal of popular condemnation in the
late elections, and under a candidate uni
ting the entire Free Trade party through
out the Union, the contest of 1814 would
strike the last shack, e from the limbs of a
free people, in the shape of a Protective
But, gentlemen, in expressing my
preference so fully for Mr. Calhoun, I
feel that I should perform but imperfectly
my duty to myself, to you, and to the
common party to which we belong, not
to say, that \ am at all times ready to
yield my individual wishes to the ascer
tained choice of a majority of the Demo
cratic party. To the distinguished gen
tleman most likely to divide with Mr.
Calhoun the preferences of the’party, I
have once given my warm, cordial, and
active support, under circumstances in
volving a most painful separation from
many of my then political friends and a
majority of my constituents. With less
of confidence in his ultimate success than
I might perhaps feel in supporting anoth
er candidate, hut with scarcely less zeal,
if the will of the Democratic party shall
fix upon him as the candidate, 1 shall at
once yield him my active and unhesita-
1 have, gentlemen, said this much on
the Presidency, because to have said any
thing, 1 could not in candor have said
less, and to have said nothing, would
have subjected me to the danger of mis
apprehension on the part of some, who,
knowing my friendship for Mr. Calhoun,
might have attributed my silence into a
determination lo come under no party
pledges, mid any suppression of the ex
tent of preferences into an intention to
submit them to no party restraint. Nor
have I attempted to give prominence to
the subject as a topic of discussion during
the approaching canvass, but on the con
trary by a candid statement of views,
which I hoped would be satisfactory even
to those who differed with them, I have
endeavored to sink the question, so far
as our friends were concerned, at least
until the election was over. No friend
of the Democratic party in the approach
ing election can wish to see a subject ag
itated, which, in the fierce conflict of
opinion, may terminate in that division
of feeling, which is perhaps the strongest
hojie of the common enemy.
Nor can the cause of Mr Van Buren or
Mr. U'alhoim be promoted by such means.
On the contrary, they are both sufficient
ly prominent to have their respective
claims attentively, and, I hope, fairly
considered by the National Convention,
and the danger to both is, that their very
prominence may arouse a collision be
tween the friends of each, which may
prove fatal to both, by causing their re
spective friends to prefer the success of
any other candidate to that of their rival
antagonist. The success of cither de
pends on uniting, to a great extent the
respective friends of both, and this alone
should teach us a lesson of moderation.
As the friend of Mr. Calhoun, I feel that
his prospects of success are too brilliant
to be sacrificed to a spirit of intolerance
growing out of party divisions, while as
a Democrat I feel much more the neces
sity of preventing the ascendancy of a
party whose whole system cf public pol
icy is but a series of invasions through
Banks, Tariffs, and other unequal laws,
of the private rights of the citizen and
the freedom of trade, injurious, as I be
lieve, to all sections, but peculiarly disas
trous to the South.
In taking leave of this question, I de
sire to say that I carry into the canvass
not even my n'bove avowed preferences,
much less a spirit of championship for
one candidate over another. As the can
didate of the whole Democracy, my ob
ject is not to form or to assist in the form
ing of any public opinion on the subject,
but to defend the great principles of the
Democratic party, whenever and by
whomsoever assailed, and to do so as
promptly if assailed in the person of one
candidate as of another.
With renewed assurance of my heart
felt thanks for the kind and generous es
timate which you and those you repre
sent have placed on my public conduct,
I am, gentlemen, truly your obedient ser
DIXON H. LEWIS.
To Messrs. J. L. F. Cottrell, anil oth
Mr. Cashing and the Chinn Mission.
The Boston Times of Thursday, has
the following paragraph:
The Hon. Caleb Cushing, Commis
sioner to China, took final leave of his
friends in this city Tuesday afternoon,
and of his friends in Newberryport on
Monday; and left for Washington yes
terday afternoon, in which city he will
remain a few days to complete the final
arrangements for his mission. , From
thence he proceeds to Norfolk, Ya., where
the United States steamship Missouri,
hound for the Mediterranean, awaits him.
Mr. C. leaves behind a large circle of pri
vate and public friends, who will deeply
feel his absence, and will welcome him
again to the scenes of home with sincere
In connection with the high respect
entertained in this community for Mr.
Cushing, we would mention that on Sat
urday afternoon, the merchants of Boston
gave a splendid entertainment to Mr.
Cushing at the Treinont House—on
which occasion Hon. Robert G. Shaw
presiiled, assisted by lion. David Sears.
The company was composed of our most
distinguished citizens, and was addressed
by Hon. Dan. Webster, Mr. Cushing, and
others. The festivities continued until a
late hour in the evening, when the party
broke up, much pleased with their “ feast
of reason and flow of soul.”
Pleasures ulna Indian Voyage.
I began by paying £l5O sterling for a
cabin to myself, anil had not inhabited it
two days before I found it so infested with
rock roaches that 1 was bound to evacuate
it, and should have been houseless if Se
vestre had not kindly mode me bring my
cot and occupy half of his, turning my
own in a baggage cabin. If we had all
been Whittingtons, and each possessed
half a dozen cats, it would not have suffi
ced to deliver us from the rude assaults
of the innumerable host of rats that in
vaded us. I had occasion to remove a
trunk, which stood in one corner of the
cabin, when, to my astonishment, 1 dis
covered a small snake coiled up ; and, as
if not sufficiently hideous as a snake de
facto , 1 further discovered that the crea
ture had two heads. I called out loudly
for a stick and assistance, intending to
commit a bloody deed upon the intruder;
the cuddy servants, who had heard my
vociferations, came rushing on to the
fray ; hut no sooner did they see the na
ture of the foe, than they both jumped
upon the boxes, exclaiming, “Kill him,
sir, kill him ! don’t let him come here!”
Just at this point the third mate came up,
ciying out, “ Don’t hurt him, sir ! Pray
don’t hurt him!” and imm dintely laid
hold of what turned out to lie u pet of
his. Although I had never seen one he
fere, 1 had frequently heard of the dou
ble-headed sand snake. This was one
of the very singular species, and, as far
as human eyesight can lie credited, it has
a clear and perfect head at both ends.
The species, however, are entirely harm
less ; and the one in question, it appear
ed, had made its escape from a little box
in which the mate had kept it since leav-
mg Madras. As for pets, they literally
abound with us ; there is a pet cheetah,
or leopard, big enough to swallow a
sheep : Then innumerable mongooses,
whose little red noses are ever and anon
thrusting out from among the brooms and
spars oiYtlie deck ; hundreds, 1 may say,
of that beautiful little elegant species of
the feathered tribe, the avadavit, which 1
cannot better describe than by saying
that it was a black wren, speckled with
crimson spots ; chattering parroqtiets are
heard in every direction ; and, though
last, certainly not least worthy in the list,
a mina. This race of birds is, without
exception, the most remarkable in the
world for its talkative powers, and its abil
ity to imitate all kinds of human sounds;
the one in question, however, really sur
passes all lever heard in this way, and
the whole livelong day talks, sings, and
whistles; in addition to which, it gives
all sorts of mockeries of men, beasts and
birds. —Diary of an Assistant Surgeon.
Law of M in land relative to Muriied Women
Most of our readers are probably not
aware of the enactment of our late leg
islature, whereby the property of the
wife is exempt from liability for the debts
of the husband. The passage of this
law indicates the existence of a high and
chivalric sense of justice among the mem
bers of that body. It restores to the oili
er sex the right of which they have been
long deprived, and will unquestionably
alleviate much of that direful misery (the
toleration of which has been a disgrace
to humanity) resulting from our previous
aws of personal property. The worthy
and unsuspecting female often fall a vic
tim to the wiles of a designing villain,
who seeks to repair a squandered fortune
and regain his former station in society
by marrying a wealthy wife. \Y ith the
stealth aud insidiousness of the serpent,
his skillful dissembling and artful hypoc
risy secure for him a place in the affec
tions of his victim, lie is but too suc
cessful in the consummation of his hell
ish scheming, and it is reserved for the
neglect and sometimes even the cruelty
of her husband to discover to the wile
the terrible secret that it was the glitter
of her gold, and not the excellence of her
character, that was so fascinating in his
eyes. Reckless speculation or continual
dissipation soon involves him in debt,
brings him a tattered beggar to the door
of ruin, and drives his confiding wife
and unoffending children upon the chari
ty of a cold unfeeling world. Was it
just that her property should be sacrificed
to satisfy the cupidity of creditors, some
of whom were most probably auxiliary
to, if not the immediate cause of his
pownfuli ! Never. It was never intend-
ed that the innocent should expiate tlie
offences of the guilty—that weak, help
less woman should be brought to degra
dation nnd want because of her miscr&-
ant husband. Society, or rather the fe
male portion of it, has long suffered for
some such antidote to villany as this law
must inevitably prove.
Somerset ( Md.) Herald
Fnlher M tli r— Postponement of the End.
Compassionating the sufferings of sin
ners during the late excessive heat, Fa
ther Miller he’d out encouraging hopes
of a few months respite from the final
conflagration. What effect the “biles,”
to which he so touchingly alludes in the
following letter, may have had in this af
fair, we (lout know. The Prophet has,
it seems, called for a council, and with a
very suicidal cpndor, admits his inability
to make out the “signs” without the aid
of dear brothers Himes and Bliss. Thus
writes the Prophet:
Dr. Himes—My health is on the gain,
as my folks would say. 1 have now only
twenty-two biles from the bigness of a
grape to a walnut on my shoulder, side,
back and arms. lam truly afflicted like
Job—and about ns many comforters—on
ly they do not come to me as did Job’s,
nnd their arguments are not near so ra
tional. I want to sec brother Bliss, I hope
he is right about the termination of peri
ods, but 1 think.not 1 will tell you why ;
if you will examine, you will find all the
ceremonies of the typical law, that were
observed in the first month, or vernal
equinox, had their fulfilment in Christ’s
first advent and ceremonies in the seventh
month or autumnal equinox, can only
have their fulfilment at his second advent.
Let me notice some.
1. The Aik rested on the seventh
month, seventh day. This has an ap
pearance of a type, the rest of the gospel
ark at the judgement. Gen. viii. 4.
2. The sanctuary', and worshippers,
and all appertaining to it; were cleansed
on the seventh month, tenth to seventh
day. Lev. xiv. 29—34, surely a type.
3. The Israelites of God were to afflict
their souls from the evening of the tenth
day, seventh month. Lev. xxiii. 27—as
a type of the troubles. Dan. xii. 1.
4. The holy convocation of all Israel,
seventh month, I—lsth day. Lev. xxiii.
24 ; Num. xxix. 1. A type of the gath
ering of the elect, Psalm lxxxi, 3—4 ;
5. The great feast, seventh month, fif
teenth day, all Israel appeared before the
Lord. Lev. xxiii 34; 1 Kings viii. 2.
Type of the marriage supper. IJeb. xi.
ti. The jubilee sounded seventh month,
tenth day, through all the land. Lev.
xxv. 9, It). Type of final redemption—
1. Thess iv. 14—17.
7. The time of release of all Hebrew's
in bondage seventh month fifteenth day.
Dieut. xv. 1—15; xxxi. 10, 11; Jer.
xxxiv. B—ll at the feast of tabernacles.
This evidently is typical of the release
of the Israel of God.
8. The atonement was made on the
tenth day seventh month, and this is cer
tainly typical of the atonement Christ is
now making for us. Lev. xvi. 1—34,
1—34, antitype, Heb. ix. I—2B.
8. When the high priest came out of
the holy of holies, after making the atone
ment, he blessed the people.—Lev. ix. 21.
22;’2 Sam. vi. 18. So will our Great
High Priest. Heb. ix. 28. This was the
seventh month tenth day.
10. This was in harvest time, the feast
ot the harvest was kept in the seventh
month from the tenth day to the seven
teenth. Lev. xxxiii. 30. And the end
of the world is compared to the harvest.
Matt. xiii. 30. Christ says plain in the
1 1. Also in the feast of tabernacles, in
the great day of the feast in the last day.
John vii. 1, 27. So is the last great day.
Jesus voice will call forth the righteous
dead. John v. 28, 29; 1 Thess. iv. IG.
Will, you and brother Bliss examine
and tell me what you think of my scrib
ble on this point ? If this should be true,
we shall not see his glorious appearing
until after the Autumnal equinox. A few
months more of trial and calumny, and
then all will be over. ] wish I could see
yon once more, but do not leave your
work to gratify me. Mine 1 expect is
done. lam ashamed to write to any but
you, brother Himes; you can and will
pity the trembling hand of
Low Hampton, May 3, 1843.
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Secretary of the Navy.
The appointment of David Hen
shaw, of Massachusetts, to the Navy
Department, has called forth many eulo
giums on his character and talents by the
press generally, and appears to be very
acceptable to the Democracy of the Eas
tern States. The New Hampshire Ga
zette says the appointment ‘will be highly
tip loved by all the old standing Deono
cr< sos Massachusetts, because He.ishaw
is . Democrat of the old Van Buren
stamp. But aside from his politics, we
think the appointment of Mr. Henshaw
would be a very popular one, with all
good men of all parties, who know his
talents, his extensive commercial infor
mation, and business habits.”