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Sales of Land and Negroes by Execu
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1 ver ise- 1 in like manner forty days.
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i tate must be published forty days.
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\ le Court of Ordinary for leave to sell Land
id Negroes, must be published weekly for
t ur months.
Q'j'w A.H Letters on business must be
i ist paid to insure attention. _
JOB P 111 NT INIT
C'A O.NNEC rE D with tiie office of the
j MIRROR, is a splendid assortment of
1/ £> & JL* j
A ud v/e are enabled to excute ail kind o! dob
v orb. iti tiie neatest manner and at lira snoi t
of every wi»l coj.ita.juy ue kept
ou hand, such as
Declaration — \ssumpsit.
Tax Collector Executions.
Blank Notes, iVc
' \\l WINTON Sc SlttEN.
fgUIE public are respectfully informed
5 ttiat the steamers 1k« in ton ami Siren
will run as regular packets between KLOR
I’A'CK and \ PAL ACBICOLA, (touching
at 10l t.) leaving each place alternately, eve
ry Wednesday an 1 Saturday. The pat run
a,r,, „f th‘ public is respectfully solicited.
Freight and passage, at customary rates,
for which apply to the Captains on board, or
BEALL, HILL & LAURENCE,
FIELD et MORGAN, liwinum.
DODGE, KOLB vA McKAV,
Florence, August "20 20
Waru iSi> j*e «.V Cos a nissioa
B U S IN ESS.
Jr a 1 1 1 E subscribers having
I. purchased the \V ire
House lately occupied by
John D. Pitts Sc Cos. have as
sociated tlients ‘lves together fi>r the pur
pose of tr.i.isaeting a geuer.n COM -.la
Sl!)N BUSINESS, under the name and
BEALL, HILL & LAURENCE.
As our attention will be particularly directed
to the receiving and forwarding goods and
cotton, we slnll mike every arratigemcf
neceivarv, tor storiugand taking cate ot the
same. , ,
T.i i b isiuess will be conducted by Mr.
A. W. Hill, and we pledge ourselves that
nothing shall be wanting oil our parts t • give
ge ieral sat'n'action. With these assuran
ces, we hope to receive a liberal snareoi pub
‘ ' E. T. BEALL,
A. W. HILL.
M. J. LAURENCE.
July 20 15
J. B. ST A lilt,
FORWAUIIMQ AN 3 CQTOSSiON
January 10, 1830. .
rflllE subscriber having recently replen
-L ished his stock, invites his custom
ers and the public generally, to call and ox
a nine for themselves, llis goods are neio
and well selected and lie is offering them on
as good terms as any in the mtrket. llis
stock consists in part of the following:
Woolens, S.ittiu -tts,
A variety of Broad Cloths,
Bombazines and Bomlnzcttes,
Red and White Flannel,
A good assortment of
Heatly *llade Clothing,
A large supply oi 800 T3 and SilOkbi
oentemkn’s aSu ladies
SADDLES, BRIDLES AND M ACTINGALS,
Crocker if, Hirdtoare and Cutlery,
With a variety of other articles suitable
to the season, w.licit he takes great pleasure
in o fori t * to his c tstom ri and the pub
lic, at his new store on the North side Cen
tre street. „
Jan 12 4(1 THO: GARDNER.
IVcw fwoa.i*! lew Wood*! !
ril IE Subscriber has just received, per
_L Stca tier 4IREN, a fresh sup dv of
STAPLE AN ) FANCY DRY G >OI>S
and READ.' MADE CLOTHING.
Broad Cl. hs, 4 itrinotts. C issemeres, Ca n-
Islets, Menu is, Shalleys, etc. etc. Low
for cash or to un.l mb"* t creditor*.
JOHN P. HARVEY.
July 0. 1930 13 _ _
for S ALE Ad' Tills OFFICE
the: hirror .
IHE exercises of the Male De| nrtii eat
-I- ot the Florence Academy, wll com
mence on Mouday next, 7th iust. miner the
superintendence of Mr. Gkoruk J. t'lf-
Clkskky, who comes well recommended
as au iustruner of youth. The following
will be the rates of tuition, por quarter:
Orthography, Reading and Writing §4 Oi
do do do with Arithmetic, 50C
English Grammar and Geography, 0 UC
Higher English Branches, 8 0C
Languages, 10 Os
The Female Department will com nensr
on the same day, under the direction q|
.Miss Margaret Harvey. Os Miss
vey's qualifications the Trustees deem it U">
uecessniy to speak, as they are t->>
known to require any recomincndatioa fro :
them. 'Lite terms of tuition, will bo th
same as state above, and for
Drawing and Painting, 110
Needlework an extra charge of 3 0
Board can be had, for males and fs ti tles
in the most respectable houses, at ramtu
Jan. 5 39 BY THE TRUST
G\ Ii I NE T FU KN l T L HI. "
fIEORGK 11. & WM. J. WILLERs
All respectfully inforn. the citizens ol
Florence and the surrounding- country, *hat
they have permanently located themselves in
Florence, anil are prepared to execute in
the most neat and workmanlike style, Sfile-
Boards, Bureaus, Tables, Chairs, Work
and Wash Stands, and Furniture of every
description used in this section of the coun
try. They (latter themselves, from their
long experience, that they will be alffe to
give geueral satisfaction to those who may
favor them with their patronage. ■
April !) 52
J. A. 11. JIACO\,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
STARKStfiILE, LEE COUNTY. GEORGIA.
WILL attend the Courts ofthe CHAT
Nov. 23 ’ 35 I r *
W ll7O A M K MAY; ’
iUoi'iii’y at fi.au , -
STAIIKSV LLLE, Lee county, Ga. will
practice in all the counties of the Chat
March 10 48 ly
lll*. Will. 11. H;*r«l w i shi }
(1 AN, at all times be found by tboie wish-
J ing his services, at his office, ar the
itonse of M. McCullar, Esq. when aat pro
essioi-My engaged. •
J m 23 42
r fT!IE undersigned have associated them
JL selves in the PRACTICE OF LAW.
under the firm of Bull Sc Mitchell, and
will attend promptly to all business entrus
ted t.i their care in the Courts' ofthe fol
lowing counties, viz.
Muscogee, Lee, Ga. and
Randolph, Barbour, Ala.
J. L. Bull may be found at his office ii
Florence, and J. M. Mitchell, at his office
in Lumpkin, Stewart co. Ga.
JESSE L. BULL,
.JAMES M. MITCHELL-
Feb 1. ' 47 8t
ALABA \IA LANJ )6
NIIALF 9 14 30
. S. half 4 It 30
N. half 8 14 30
N. half 7 14 30
S. half 7 14 39
S. half 0 14 30
S. half 11 14 29
S. half 20 18 28
S. half 34 19 28
N. half 36 19 29
S. half 3G 19 29
W. half 29 16 26
N. half 6 16 30
E. half 21 22 26
K. half 22 13 28
N. half .33 20 26
S. half .72 18 28
W. half 26 15 24
S. half 29 16 25
E. half 2 18 25
Any of the above Lands will be sold on
terms to suit pnrcha#t w, by application to
John D. Pitts, Esq. Florence, Ga. or to the
subscriber, at Macon.
July 26 19 J. COWLES.
GEOItGIA —Lee County.
3 T appearing to the Court that Malichi O.
I Snellgrove, administrator with the will
annexed, of Robert 11. Respess, deceased
lias mismanaged the estate of said deceased,
in this, to wit : That the said Malichi O
SnMlgr >ve has removed a part of the ne
groes of said estate from the county of Lee,
aforesaid, and from the plantation of said es
tate ; thatthesaid Malichi O. Snellgrove has
neglected to hire out the negroes or rent out
the lauds of said estate, which has injured
the said estate; and that tiie said Malichi
O. Snellgrove has otherwise mismanaged
said estate to the injury of the same.
It is therefore, on motion ol Isaac Tison
and Robert G. Ford, securities of said Mali
chi O. Suellgiove, ordered and adjudged by
the Court, that the said Snellgrove shew
cause at the next term of this Court, to be
h Id on the first Monday in September next
why he should not give other securities, and
the said Isaac Tison and Robert G. Ford
be discharged and relieved from their seeu
rityship as his securities on (lie said Admin
istration, or tiie said Snellgrove be discharg
ed from said Administration and the same
Aud it is further ordered, that he be serv
ed with a copy of tiiis Rule twenty days be
fore tiie said next term ot this Court.
GEORGIA, ? I, Samuel C. Wyche
IF Lee County. \ Clerk of the court of
Ordinary do certify that the above and fote
going is a true copy taken from the minutes
this 19th day of July 1839.
SAML- C. WYCHE, c. c. o.
To Holder* of Taxable
rijnißTY days from this dale, I shall
I. proceed to collect the taxes due the
corporation 89 directed by the Ordinance
to that effect.
M. .7. LAURENCE Ass’r, Sc CoL
03L ©A* t* 3359,
SOUTHER* LITERAL MESSENGER.
rfillJLS is a monthly Magazine, devoted
-I- chiefly to Litkraturl, but occasion
ally finding room also for articles tlia fail
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(o their fitting haunts. Ignorance lords it
ovo)- tin' immense proportion of our peo
pie:—Every spring'should be set in motion,
to arouse the enlightened, and to increase
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of them, than human weakness usually
makes Practice fall short of Theory.
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~ NOTICE. ”
TAKEN up and 'brought to Jail at this
place a negro man who calls himself
Jim, about thirty five years old, who says he
belongs to Bartly Cox of Jones county and
that he run away from i-is plantation in Ba
ker county. The owner is requested to
come forward and comply with the term
of Law anti take him away.
Starksville, Lee co. Ga. ]p.
A DYSON, Jailor.
I Executive Department, CJa.
Mnl deeviile. 29th May, 1839.
■ 11 EkEAl>y an Act. ui the Geuer
v v al Assembly, passed 1 lie 26th De
cember, 18,;8. entitled -An Act, to
provide lor the call of » Convention
or reduce the number of the General As
sembly ol tiie Siaio ol Georgia, and lor si
llier purposes therein named,” it is provided
that it shall be the duty of His Excellency
tt.e Governor to give publicity to the alter
ations and amendments made in the Consti
tution, iu rest fence to the Reduction of
the number ol members compo ing the Geu
, r ‘d Assembly, and the first Monday in Oc
tober, next alter the rising ol said Conven
tion, lie shall fix on for tLe Ratification of
the People, ot such amendments, altera
fions, or new articles, as they may make for
the objects of reduction am* equalization of
tne Geueral Assembly only, and if ratified
by a majority ol lli» voters, who vote on the
question of'RA'J IFICA'I JON” or -No
RATH* It AT lON”—then, and in that
event, the akeratiots so by them made and
ratified, shall he binding on the people of
this State, and not otherwise.”
And Xvhkxras, the delegates of the peo
ple ol tin* State, assembled in Convention
umlerthe provisions of the before reeited
ac’, aud a T; reed to, and declared the follow
ing to be ‘ Derations and ainendments of the
Constitution of this State, touching the rep
resentation of t he people in the General
Asse * bly thcre°l, to wit:
The Convention assembled under an art,
‘to provide lor the call, of a Convention,
to reduce the number of the General As
sembly, of the .State ol Georgia, and for
other purposes therein named,” passed the
26th day of December, 1838, having met on
derthe Proclamation ofthe Governor, on
Monday the 6th day of May, 18'*9. propose
as the final result of their deliberations, the
following to be amendments to the Consti
tution ofthe State of Georgia, and present
the same to His Exce'lenc'y the Governor
ofthe State, that publicity may be given to
said alterations and amendments, according
to the siHii section ofthe act, under v, ftieli
the Convention assembled.
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTI
state or <;eor«ia.
The House of Representatives shall be
composed of members from all the counties
which uow are, or hereafter may be inclu
ded within this State, according to thOr
respective numbers of free persons, and in
cluding three-fifths of allthe people of color,
to be as ceriained by an actual enumeration,
to be made from time, to time at intervals of
seven years as now by law provided Each
county shall he entitled to one member
Each county having a representative popu
lation as above specified, of six thousand
persons, shall be entitled to one aditioual
member, and each county having such rep
resentative population ot twelve thousand
persons, shall be entitled to two additional
members, but no county shall have more
than three members.
The numbers of which the House of Re
presentative w ill bft composed -according to
tire aforesaid ratio, and the last census, shall
not hereafter be increased, except when a
new county is created ; and it shall ; be the
duty ofthe Legislature, at their session,
to be Holden next after the enume
ration provided for by law, so to regulate
the ratio of representation, as to prevent
The Representatives shall be chosen an
nit lly on the first ,Monday ofOctober, until
such day ol election 9hall be altered
The Senate shall consist of forty-six
members, elected annually on the first Mon
day in October, until such day of election
shall be altered by law and shall he compos
ed of one member from each ofthe forty
six Senator'll Districts following:
1 Chatharri 'and Efiingliam.
2 Seriven and Burke.
3 Richmond and Columbia.
| 4 Lincoln and Wilkes.
5 Elbert and Madison.
6 Habersham aud Lumpkin.
7 Union and Rabun.
8 Forsyth and Hall.
9 Jackson and Franklin.
10 Clark and Oglethorpe.
11 Gremi and Putnam.
12 Talifeiro and Warren.
13 Hancock and Ba Id win.
14 Washington and l Jefferson.
15 Emanuel and Montgomery*
16 Liberty and Bry«n.
17 Tattnall and Bulloch. I
18 Mclntosh snd Glynu.
19 Camden and Wayne.
20 Ware and Lowndes.
21 Telfair aud Appling.
22 Laurens ami Wilkinson.
23 Pulaski and Twiggs.
24 Bibb and Crawford.
25 Jones and Jasper.
26 Butts and Monroe.
27 Gwinnett and Walton.
28 DeKalband Henry.
29 Newton aid Morgan.
30 Gilmer and Murray.
•31 Cass and Cherokee.
32 Cobb and Campbell.
33 Coweta and Fayette.
.34 Merriwetber and Talbot.
35 Pike and Upson.
36 Houston and Macon. »
37 D >oly and Irwin.
38 Tlloinas and Decatur’
39 Baker and Early.
40 Lee and Sumter.
41 Randolph and Sicwart.
42 Muscogee and Marion.
43 Harris and Troup.
44 Heard and Carroll.
45 Paulding and Floyd.
46 Chattooga, Wall er and Dade.
And whenever hereafter the Legisla ure
shall lay off and establish anew county, it
shall be added to the most contiguous
Senatorial District, having the smallest re
President of the Convention.
Lucien Latastk Sec'ry of the Convention
1 therefore, in conformity with the pro
visions of the before recited act, to hereby
give publicity to the same, aifil enjoin each
voter for members of the General Assembly
»f this-JState, on the first day therein spe
cified, to-wit : on the first Monday in Octo
bor next, to give his vote ol “KATIFtCA
, TION” or -‘NO RATIFICATION,” pro
vied in said act, ami the presd tig officers
tettify the same to this Department accor
Given under my hand and seal of the Ex
ecutive Department at the (. ; | ital, in Mil
fedgeville, this thedi.y aid year first above
GEORGE R. GILMER.
By the Governor
John H. Steele, Sec. Ex Pep.
a tali: or tweedmobth moor.
U heu the tyranny and bigot y of the las*
Janies diove l is subjects to take up arms
against him, one of the most fomiklahle
i neinies to his dangerous usurpations was
■ Sir John Cochrane, ancestor of the present
earl of Dmidonnhl. He was one of the
| most prominent actors in Argyle's rebellion,
ami for ages a settled gloom seemed to have
hung over the house of Campbell, enveln
ping in a common ruin all who united flier
fortunes in the cause of Hu chieftains. Tim
same doom encompassed Sir John Cocli
ram . He was surrrounded by the King’s
troops—lone, deadly, and desparati
was his resistance but at length, overpower
ed by numbers he was taken prisoner, tried,
and condemned to die upon the scaffold.
He had hut a few days to live, and his jailor
waited but the arrival of his death warrant
to lead him forth to execution. llis farnih
ami his friends had visi ed him in prison,
and exchanged with him the last, long,
hearty earning farewell. But tune was
one who came not with the rest to receive
his blessing-—one who was the pride of his
eye, and of his house -even Grizel. the
daugher ot Ins love. 'Twilight was casting
a deeper gloom over the gratings of his
prison-house, he was mourning for a last
look of his favorite child, and his head was
pressed against the told damp walls of his
cell to cool the feverish pulsations that shot
through it like stings ol fire, w hen the door
of the apartment turned slowly on its un
wieldly hinges, and his keeper entered fol
lowed by a young and beautiful lady. Her
person was tali and commanding; her eyes
dark . bright, tu:d tearless; but their very
brightness spoke sorrow—of sorrow too
deep to be wept away ; and her raven tres
ses w ere parted ovt r an open blow, clear
ami pure as the polished marble. 'J’he un
happy' captive raised his head, and they en
•My child ! my own Gri/.el ! f liefcgclnimed
and she fell upon his bosom.
‘My father! my dear father!’ sobbed the
miserable maiden, and she brushed away the
tear that accompanied the words.
‘J our interview must be short, very short.’
said the jailor, is lie turned and left them
for a lew minuus together.
‘God help and comlort thee, my daugh
ter!’ added the unhappy father, as lie held
her to his breast, and printed a kiss upon
‘1 had feared that I should die without
bpstowing my blessing on ihe heed of my
own child, and that stung me more than
death; — tlisu art come, my loye—-thou
art come! and the last blessing of thy
‘Nay! forbear!’she exclaimed, not thy
last blessing!—not lliy fist!—My father
shall not die !’
‘Be calm! be calm, my child !’ returned
lie, ‘would to heaven that I could com
fort thee—my own ! my own • Bui here is
no hope—within ihrec days and thou and
ill my little ones will be’—Fathcrlesss
he would have said, b’t the words died on
,r I luee days! repeated she, raising her
head horn his breast, but eagerly pressing
his hand—'my lather shall live!—ls not
my graud-father the friend of father Petre,
I he confessor and the master of the King ,
• roni him he shall beg the life of his son,
ai.d my father shall not die.’
‘Nay nay, my Grizel,’returned he ‘he not
deceived,there is no hope—alremiy my doom
is scaled-—already the King lias signed the
order lor my executiou, and the messenger
of death is now on the wav.’
et my father shall not ! shall not did’
she repeated, emphatically, and clasping
her li'uius together.
‘Heaven speed a daughter’s’ purpose she
exclaimed; and, turning to her father, said
calmly—‘we part now, but we shall meet
•What would my child?’ inquired he
eagerly, gazing anxiously on her lace.
‘Ask not now, she replied, inv father ask
not now; but pray for me, and blessing.’
He again pressed her lo his heart, and
wept upon her neck. In a l*w moments the
jailor entered, and they were torn from the
arms of each other.
On the evening of the second day after
the interview, we have mentioned a way
faring man, crossed 1 the drawbridge at Ber
wick, (roin the north, and proceeding down
Marygate, sat down to rest upon a bench by
the door of an hostelery on the south side of
the street, nearly fronting ivliere what was
called the ‘Main guard* then stood. He
did not cn'er i lie inn ; for it was above his
appirent condition, being that which Oliver
Ciomwell had made his head quarters a few
ygars before, and where at some earlier
period, James the Sixth had taken up his
residence when on his wav to enter on the
sovreignty of England. The traveller wore
a coarse jerkin, fastened round his body by
leathe n girdle, and over a small cloak, com
posed of equally plain materials. He was
evidently a young man, but his beaver was
drawn down, so as almost to conceal lus
features. In the one hand he carriedj a
small bundle, and in the other a pilgrim’s
stall. Having called for a glass of wine, he
took a crust of bread from his bundle, and
after resting for a few minutes, rose to de
part. The shades of night w ere setting in,
and it threatened to be a night of storms.
The heavens were gathering black.the clouds
rushing from the sea. sudden gusts of wind
were moaning along the streets,accompanied
by heavy droj s <d rain, and tlujface of the
Tweed was troubled.
‘Heaven help thee, if tliou intendest to
travel far in such a night as tiiis ?’ said the sen
tinel at the English gate, as the traveller pas
sed him and proceeded to cross the bridge.
In a lew minutes he was upon the borders
of the wide, desolate, and dreary moor of
Tweedmouth, which for miles, presented a
desert of whins, sere, and itunted heath,
with here aad there a dingle coveted with
thick brushwood. lie slowly toiled over
the deep hill, braving the stomi which low
raged in wildest lury. r i he rain fell iu lor-,
reins, and the w>ail howled as a legion of
lanusheii wolves, hiiiliug its dolHul and
angry echoes over the heath. Still the
stranger pushed onward, until he proceeded
two or t: ree irrrles limn Lerwick, when, as
il unable longer to brave the storm, he
sought slit her an Hst crab and bran.file
bii-hcs by tiie waytide. Nearly an lour
had | asset! since he sought this imperlcct
refuge, aud the darkness ofthe night and tire
storm bail increased together, when the
sound ol horse's teet was heard hurriedly
splashinga ong tiie road. The ruler befit his
head to the bias*. Suddenly his horse was
grasped by the bridle, the r rfer ym sed his
iieatl, and the traveller stood before him,
I holding n pistol to bis breast’.
•Dismount!’ cried the stranger, sternly. *
‘The horse it an. benumbed anti stiickenetl
with fear, made an effort lo leach his turns;
but, in a moment, the hand ot the robber#
quitting the bridle, grasped the breast of the
■ ider. and dragged him to the ground. He
fi II heavily on his faoe and for several niin
les rein,.ined senseless. r l he stranger
eizedtbe leathern bag w hich contained tho
mail for the,north, and flinging il ou bug
shoulder,, rushed across tiie heath.
Early cn the following morning, the in
habitants ol Berwick were seen hurrying in
groups to the spot where the robbery had
been committed, and v ere scattered in i very
-direction arop.nd.the moor, -but no trace of
the robbery could he obtained.
*fhree days had passed, and Sir John
Cochrane yet lived. r l he mail which con
tained his death warrant had Lien robbed,
and before another order for firs execution
could be given, the intercession of hisfalhcr,
the carl ol Rundonald, with the king’s eon
lessor might be succsslul. Grizel now be
taine almost bis constant companion in his
prison, and s| ok e to liim words ol remtert.
Nearlv fourti en days bad (lassrd sii.ee ihe
protracted hope in the bosom ol the prisoner
became more bit,ter t’ an his first despair,
lint even (hi t h> pe, bluer as it vv: s, perished.
The interCes-iou of his father had been un
suecessful—agd a second tin e the Iq < rod
and would be despotic monarch, signed the
warrant lor lus death, and within a little
mine than another day that warrant would
reach his person.
‘The will of heaven be done,’ groaned the
captive. 4 J ‘ ■
‘Amen!’ returned Grizeh with wild ve
hemence, ‘but my lathe r shall not dies’
Again ihe rider w ith the mail h id reathed
thetnoorol Tweedmouth and a second tinio
lie bore with him the doom of Cochrane. ;
He spurred his horse to his ustmost speed,
he looked cautiously In lore, behind, ant*
around him, and in his right hand he car
ried a pistol ready to defend himse'f. 'I he
moon slieil a ghastly light across the heath,
rendering desolation visible, and giving a
spiritual embodiment to every shrub. He
was turning the angle ot a straggling toipse.
when his I orse reared at iVie report ot a
pistol, the lire w hich seemed lo dash into its
very eves. At .’he seme moment llis own
pistol Hashed, and the horse reared more
violently, and he was driven from the sad
dle. Iri a moment, the foot <,( the robber
was upon his breast, who hemline over him,
anti brandishing a short dagger in his hand,
said, ‘Give me thine arms, or die.’
The heart of the king’s servant failed
within him, and, without venturing to reply,
he did as he was commanded.
•Now, go thy tvay,’ cried the rolbcr
sternly, .‘but leave with me the mail—lest a
- thing rnme upon line.’
The man therefore arose and proceeded
tow ards Berwick, trembling : and tl e robber,
mounting the horse which he had left, rode
rapidly across the heath.
Preparations were making for the execu
tion of Sir John Cochrane, the officers ot
the law waited only for the arrival of the
mail with his second death-warrant, to leatl
him forth to the scaffold, and the tidings
arrive, that the mail had again been robbed.
For yet fourteen i ays and the life ol ifio
|)i*i».would l c ** prolonged. He
again fell on the t eck ol Iris daughter, ami
wept, and said—lt is good—-the ol
heaven is in this !*
‘said J not,' replied the n aiden, and for
the first time she wept aloud---‘that my
father should not die.’
f| he fourteen days were not yet past,
when the prison door lit w oj eu, and tho
old Earl of Dm duuald ru-lied to the arms
of i.is son. llis intercession with tiie con
fessor had al length been successful; and,
after twice signing the warrant lor the exe
cution of Sir John, which bad as otten
failed of'reaching its destination, the kit.g
had sealed his pardon. He had hurried
with iiis father from the prison to his own
house—liis family were clinging around
him, shedding tears of joy—-and they were
marveling with gratitude at the mysterious
Providence that had twice intercepted tho
mail and saved his life, when a stranger
craved an audience. Sir John desired him
to be admitted—and the robber entered.
He was habited, as we have before described,
w ith tlie coarse jerkin ; but his bearing was
above his condition. On entering, lie
slightly touched l.is beaver but remained
‘When you have perused these,’ said lie,
taking two papers from his bosom, ‘cast
them into the lire !’
.Sir John glanced on them, started and
became pale—they were his death warrants.
•My deliverer,’ exolr.ined he, ‘how shall
I thank thee—-how repay the saviour ot my
life? My lather; my children—thauk him
for me ?'
The old earl grasped the hand, of the
stranger; the children .embraced his knees;
aud lie burst into tears.’
•By what name,’ eagerly inquired Sir
Johii, ‘shall 1 thank my deliverer?*
The stranger wept aloud ; and satsi™ his
beaver, the ravern tresses of Grizel Co
chrane fell upon the coarse cloak.
•Gracious heaven ?’ exclaimed the as
tonished and enraptured father-—‘iny own
child my saviour-my own Grizel?’ '
Remedy for Dysentary. —Grate a dry oak
gall (or l all) fine, and stew it lor a few min
utes in about the third of a tea cupful of
brandy, and sufficient loaf sugar to make H
very sweet. Fora grown person, talus a ta
ble" spoonful, aud repeat every hour or two,
according to the virulence of the disease.
For a child a tea-spoonful is sufficient. Q
or three desesi will grijrahy tf.F-JJt. * I-*#?'