THE CABIN h T
Is published every Saturday , by P. L
ROBINSON, Warrentun , Geo. at
three dollars per annum , which may be
discharged by two dollars and ffty
cents if paid within sixty days of the
time of subscribing.
ON TUESDAY the 6th day of
January next, at 11 o’clock A.
M. will be exposed to sale in Macon,
to the highest bidder, the
across the Oemulgee river at Macon,
together with one acre of land on the
eastern side of the Oemulgee river,
to he used as one of the hutments,* and
the privilege us using so much of Fifth,
or Bridge Street, on the western hank
as may be necessary for the other
u tment of the Bridge.
The purchaser will he required, on
the day of the sale to pay to the com
miss-oners one fifth part of the pur
chase money in Cash or current hills
or chartered banks of this State/and
to give bond with two or more approv
ed sureties for the payment of the
residue in four equal annual instal
MM TURMAN, A r
C. B. STRONG, i Comm,s ’
0 H PRINCE, J B,oncrs *
O’ t. 25. 1828. 23 9f.
Ti<e Editors of the Charleston City
Gazette, the Tuscal >osa Chronicle,
ami of the s veri l public Gazettes in
this State, will publish the foregoing
we kly nine weeks, in their respective
papers, and forward ih ir accounts to
the Executive Department,
Warren Superior Court.
October Term 1828.
John Wright, H<*nr> J."’
Wright, Henry flight,
in right of his wife, &. „ ..
ind Jew Pope. i„ | Bl ” for ,ll3 ’
right of liis wife, , ppyry. rr
® J jlu sand dis
t i ri-51 ’ i . tribution.
Joseph Hill and Chap- |
pi'll He ah Fx’rs. of |
Richard Heath dec. J
It appearing to the court by return
of the Sheriff that Chappell Heath,
one of the defendants in the above
bill is not to he found in this county
and bv affidavits of Leonard Pratt,
Sheriff that he resides without the lim
its of the state, on motion, it is or
dered that service be perfected on the
said CUapp II Heath by publication
of this order, ih some public Gaz *tte
of this state once a month for three
months before the next Term of this
court, and further ordered that the
said Chappell Heath do appear and
answer said bill on or before the first
day of the next term of this court.
True extract from the minutes of
the Superior Court Warren county,
Georgia October Term 1828.
THOMAS GIBSON, elk.
iwm-wiumimm- ■■■ !■■■■■■■ in i——— —f
Georgia, Warren County.
Superior Court , October Term > , 8 28.
Matilda Griz for Divorce,
zle. formerly |
It appearing to the court by the re
turn of tlie Sheriff that the defendant
in the above ease is not to he found i”
said county—lt is on motion ordered
that service he perfected on said de
fendant by publication, of this rule in
one of the public gazettes, of thi
State, twice a month for three months
True extract from the minutes Su-
r courTWarren county Georgi
October Term 1828. 22.--m3m.
THOMAS GIBSON, CTk,
Wamnton, December 13, JB2B.
Jk URE&ABLE uiaii omer i >i.c
Hororable Inferior Court of War
ren county, when sitting for ordinary
purposes, will he sold, at the Court
House, in Warren County, on the
first Tuesday in January next, the
following property to wit: Seventy
nine acres of land, more or less,
whereon Sarah Pate now lives, sold
subject to dower. Also one hundred
and twenty four acres, more or less,
whereon John Pate now lives, sold
subject to dower. Also one hundred
and fifty acres, more or less, ad join
ing the above land arm James Gra
nade’s land and Benjamin Thomp
son’s land, sold subject to dower of
the widow Sarah Pate, and also to
dower or claim of the widow Sarah
Farr, in the last mentioned tract. Al
so one negro girl about 19 years of
age, by the name of Dinah—all the
property of Drury Pale, dec. Sold
for the benefit of the heirs and credit
ors of said dec. Terms made known
on the day of sale.
JOSEPH LEONARD, Adro’r,
October 25fh, 1828. tds.—22.
11MLL be sold, at the Court
▼ V House in the town of Warren
ton, on the first Tuesday in January,
1829, by virtue of an order from the
honorable the Inferior Court of War
ren county when sitting fin* Ordinary
purposes. Two hundred and forty a
cres of land, l>ing in the county of
Warren, on llart*s Creek, adjoining
Gibson, Wright and Dozier; —the
said land will be sold subject to the
widows dower.—Also six m groes to
wit:—Dicey aged about 45—Joe, 25
Wilce, about 21—Cate, about 7—Pe
ter about 4 years ole,—and Shear
man about 9 months old.—The above
laud and negroes to be sold for the
benefit of the heirs and creditors of
Mountain Hill, dec.
AMBROSE HEETH, Adm‘r.
October Bth 1828. 6()d—2o.
A GREEABLY to an order of the hon
oiaole the Court of Ordinary of
Warren ounty, wilt be sold on the first
Cue-day in January next, the following
property, to wit:
106 Acres of land, lying in
said county, adjoining lands of R. Heath,
J. B. Harrell, and others. To be 9old as
the estate of Elizabeth K.irur, dec. for the
benefit of the heirs of Win King. dec.
JAMES T. DICKEN, Executor.
November 8. 24.
WILL be sold, on the first Tues
day, in February next, at the
Court House, in Marion, Twiggs
county, one tract of land, containing
acres, more or less, known and !
distinguished, as Lot No. 107, in the i
28th Dist. formerly Wilkinson, now |
Twiggs county. Sold by an order j
if the Inferior Court for Warren
County when sitting for ordinary pur
poses, as the real estate of Moses
Thompson, sen. dec.
HANNAH THOMPSON, Adm‘x.
MOSES THOMPSON, Adm*r.
Nov. 15. 1828. tds—2s.
The subscriber, will practice Law
i the Counties of Coweta, Carroll,
Troup, Muscogee, Mcrriwether, Har
ris, Talbot, Dekalb and Faycite.
Ail business entrusted to bis care
will meet with prompt attention.
lie will examine lauds, free ofi
‘barge, in the County ol Coweta.
Direct to Newnau, Coweta County.
WILLIAM M. BEALL. !
Selected for the Cabinet.
Perhaps I ought to preface my re
marks by staking, that I by no means
object to a tab*, or a fictitious nara
tive, as such. Those who do, appear
jto me to carry their objections too
far; and, by extending, invariably
weaken them. Such objections would
operate, not merely ag.inst some of
our best prose writing, but equally a
g linst the compositions of our finest
poets; hut, surely, if there are those
who would forbid our perusal of the
prose fictions of Johnson, De Foe,
and St. Pierre, there arc none who
would interJite the poems of Cowper,
Montgomery and Milton. Moreover,
i apprehend that such indiscriminate
censure would affect even the Scrip
tures (In aisiivi s; for, 1 know not
wmit we iHii t ali (he parabolical parts
ex ept it be truth under the veil ol
li lion. Lidei'd we seem so constitut
ed, as to receive instruction througl
tins medium, with peculiar delight,
for every nation, whether rt lined m
barbarous, serious or gay, has aboun
ded with in Litmus combinations, from
the engagements of life and the forms
ot nature, to illustrate mural truth.
While, however, so much shoulc
be conceded, let it he observed, that
it is a concession, rather to what is
possible , than t what is a fact. Ic ai
conceive of a late being so construct
ed, as to illustrate and enforce tin
highest lessons of virtue and religion;
but, at the same time u must be dm
leased, that the body of existing no
vels is directed to very diif, rent ob
jects. There have, indeed, recenil
been writers, who have laudably en
deavored to wit st this powerful en
gine Irwin the enemy, and employ it
on the side of truth and goodness; but
their number is far too lew to redeem
the character of Hus species of compo
sition. l'ney deserve our gratitude,
wid will, of course, be an exception
from (In- following objections—
First, then, 1 objei t to a < nurse of
novei reading, as it produces an undue
excitement on the mind. ‘The uesigu
of the novel writer is to intei e-t and
inflame the passions; and lilts design
is generally accomplished by giving
that position to in< idents and charac
ters, which shall (ill the imagination
and excite the deepest feelings of the
iieart. This excitation, from being
pleasing, becomes necessary, till at
length the novel reader requires Ins
tale as the drunkard does ms portion.
The evils of this excitement must
be apparent. Where it is indulged,
the relish for sober pleasures and ra
tional pursuits is lust—the under
standing and the judgment are enslav
ed to an inflated imagination; and
ennui, the inscperablc companion of
violent emotion, sheds its destructive
mildew on all the soul. The habitual
novel reader feeds on essences and
liquors, rather than on a temperate
and wholesome diet.
And, if the observation is to be ap
plied to youth> the case is aggravated.
In youth, the fancy wants restraint
and the understanding, cultivation; a
course of novel reading, at this peri
od then, must he as perilous as the
administration of stimulants, where
there is every symptom of fever !
1 object to general
novel reading, because it gives false
impressions and views of life. Al
though it is the boast of the novelist,
that he d*aws from life, I will venture
to say his descriptions are no more a
fair sample of life, than the gardens
of Italy are a fair specimen of the
world, or the portraits in Somerset
Utilise a fair representation of our
species. It is rather a selection from
life than a delineation of it; and tho*
the copy should he correct, the im
pression will be erroneous. There is
: too much hustle and surprise and agi
! tation; the heart insist thrill with fear
| and hope, through every page of the
story; while the clays, the months, the
years of real life, which pass away in
regular duty and quiet happiness, re
ceive neither description nor encom
But it frequently happens that the
exhibitions ol life, partial as they are,
are unjust. Characters are drawn
with a monstrous compound of vice be
virtue. Passions are des- ribed with
necessary consequences, which arc- by
no means consequent. Trill s arc
raised into importance; events not
likely to occur in a lifetime, are made
essential to life; ami others, common
m> humauity, ami which frequently
bring with little p tin or pleasure, can
not be realizod w ithout sinking into
an abyss of endless misery, or rising
into a paradise of everlasting joy.
But, thirdly, my princip <1 ohj*< tiofl
to novel reading is, its immoral ten
deucy. ‘This charge, though a most
oTiutis one, is, 1 fear, to be applied to
nearly all the b oks whirl) pass under
the name of novels. In making this
issertion, however, I am taking the
New Testament as the standard of
morality; and by this standard, al
ihough there will he no comparison in
the shades of guilt, few will escape
condemnation. What are we to say
of works w'hicli fritter away the dis
tinrtions of right and wrong; and de
ceive the unweary into paths of vice,
by surrounding them with the way
marks of virtue? What, are we to say
of works which tre.it with contempt
those admirable qualities, industry,
frugality and prudence; while they
squander their praises on extrava
gance, carelessness and foll>? What
are we to say of works whi li alienate
the lieart from domestic and retired
duties—which convert every quiet
home into a prison house—and make
the best of parents appear either ridi
culous or tyraniral? What are we to
say of works which are polluted by
luscious descriptions of sensual plea
sures—lascivious innuendos, and in
fidel bon mots; and which, almost uni
formly, make love a passion wholly
irresistable ? What are we to say of
works which justify emulation, pride,
vanity, revenge, ambition and hatred?
—Of works which, in some cases, be
come the apologists of drunkenness,
fornication, adultery, gambling, duel
ling, swearing, lying and suicide.
To a person ignorant of the subject,
it would he thought that this is an ag
gravated statement; but (as you per
haps know) so far from being such,
it inay he substantiated without a re
ference to those works, which are dc*
uounced scandalous. I firmly believe
that this representation may be justi
fied from the writings of Swift, Smal
let, Stern and Fielding alone; and yet
their works are ‘the standard novels,’
their names are in the highest repu
tation with the world !
It is no atonement for these w’riters,
that they occasionally throw out some
good moral sontiments—that they sa
tirize certain vices which arewnfash
imable—and that they sometimes
make the catastrophe speak on the
side of virtue. When one vice is con
demned to patronize another; when a
moral nrtixim is pinned on to a licen
tious picture; when a fable, composed
of intrigue and wickedness, terminates
in a cold allusion to virtue; —virtue
and morality are only scandilized and
betrayed—they are made only a
slight covering to the pitfalls of vice.