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SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER.
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Richmond, Virginia. .
T AKEN up and Ibrougbt to Jail -at this
place a negro man who calls himself
)im about thirty five years old, who says he
belongs to Bartly Cox of Jones county and
that he run away from his plantation in Ba
ker county. The owner is requested to
cone forward and comply with the term
of Law and take biro away.
Starksvitle, Le« co.
©a* aa:?*caataj;&a ad. asaa,
Executive Ilejinrlntrnt. €*a.
Milledgeville. 2Utli May, 1839.
■yiTHERKAS, by an Act. of the Gencr
vv al Assembly, passed the 26tli De
cember, 1838. entitled “An Act, to
provide for the Call of a Convention
or reduce the number of the General As
sembly of the State of Georgia, and for o
iher purposes therein named.’’ it is provided
that it shall be the duty of His Excellency
the Governor to give publicity to the a (or
ations and amendments made in the Consti
tution, in reference to the Reduction of
the number of members compo ing the Gen
eral Assembly, and the first Monday in Oc
tober, next alter the rising ot said Conven
tion, he shall fix on for tiie Ratification of
the People, of such amendments, altera
lions, or new articles, as they may make for
the objects of reduction and equalization of
the General Assembly only, and if ratified
by a majority of the refers, who vote on the
question ot RATIFICA'i ION” or “No
RATIFICATION”—then, and in that
event, the alteratiois so by them made aid
ratified, shall be binding on the people of
this State, and not otherwise.”
Asd whkaras, the delegates of the peo
ple of this Slate, assembled in Convention
undertlie provisions of the before recited
act, and agreed to, and declared tbe follow
ing to be ‘‘iterations and amendments of the
Constitution of this State, touching the rep
resentation of t he people in the General
Asse "bly there 0 1, to-wit:
The Convention assembled under an act,
‘to provide for the call, of a Convention,
to reduce the number of the General As
sembly, of the Slate of Georgia, and for
other purposes there-in named,” passed the
26th day of December, 1838, having met un
derthe Proclamation of the 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 of the State of Georgia, and present
the same to His ExceUency the Governor
of the State, that publicity may be given to
said alterations and amendments, according
to the si>th section of the act, under which
the Convention assembled.
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTI
STATE OE «EOR«IA.
The House of Representatives shall be
composed of members from all tlie counties
which now are, or hereafter may be inclu
ded within this State, according to their
respective numbers of free persons, and in
cluding three-fifths of all the people of color,
to be ascertained by an actual enumeration,
to be made from time, to time at intervals«of
seven years as now by law provided Eacii
county shall be entitled to one member
Each county having a representative popu
lation as above specified, of six thousand
persons, shall be entifled to one aditional
member, and each county havingsuch 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 will be composed according to
the aforesaid ratio, and the la-i ceustis, shall
not hereafter be increased, except when a
new countv is created ; ami it shall be the
duty of the 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
nu lly on the first Monday of October, uptil
such day ol election shall be altered
The Senate shall consist of forty-six
members, elected annually on the first Mon
day iu October, until such day ot election
shall be altered by law and shall be compos
ed of one member from r ich of the lorty
six Senatorial Districts following:
1 Chatham and Effingham.
2 Scriven and Burke.
3 Richmond and Columbia.
4 Lincoln and Wilkes.
5 Elbert and Madison.
6 Habersham and Lumpkin.
? Union and Rabun.
8 Forsyth and Hall.
9 Jackson and Franklin.
10 Clark and Oglethorpe.
11 Gre n n and Putnam.
12 Taliferro aim \Y;,;:w
13 Hancock and Ba ldwin.
14 Washington aml-jefferion.
15 Emanuel and MontgomeryJ
16 Liberty and Bryan.
17 Tattnall and Bulloch.
18 Mclntosh and Glynn.
19 Camden and Wayne.
20 Ware and Lowndes.
21 Telfair and Appling.
22 Laurens and 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 ami Morgan.
30 Gilmer and Murray.
31 Cass and Cherokee.
32 Cobb and Campbell.
33 Coweta and Fayette.
34 Merriwether and Talbot.
35 Pike and Upson.
36 Houston and Macon.
37 Dooly and Irwin.
38 Thomas and Decatur]
39 Baker and Early.
40 Lee and Sumter.
41 Randolph and Stewart.
42 Muscogee and Marion.
43 Harris and Troup.
44 Heard and Carroll.
45 Paulding and Floyd.
46 Chattooga, Walker and Dade.
And whenever hereafter tbe Legisla ure
shall lay off and establish anew county. <t
shall be added to the most contiguous
Senatorial District, having the smallest re
1 JAMES M. WAYNE,
President of the Convention.
Luciex Lataste Sec’ry of the Convention
1 therefore, in conformity with the pro
visions of recited act, to hereby
give publicit "to the same, and enjoin each
voter for members of the General Assembly
•f this State, on the first day therein spe
cified, to-wit: on the first Monday in Octo
•r «exl f *o give hrs voteol “RATIpICA
TION” or “NO RATIFICATION,” pro
vied in said act. and the presding officers
certify the fame to this Department accor
Given under my hand and seal of tie Ex
ecutive Department at the Capital, in Mil
ledgeville, this the day and year first above ,
GEORGE R. GILMER.
By the Governor.
John H. Steele. Sec. Ex Dep.
i'/i >. iff*; i, f| AS3 • 0 if? 5,
Prom the Philadelphia Visiter.
HUGH M' YNE.
A LEGEND OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Towards the close of last century, there
lived on the western frontier of the state of
Pennsylvania, two families, bearing respec
tively the names of Mayne and Waters,
i Though dwelling within a couple nfmilesof
one another, and more than double that dis
tance finin any other settlers, it so chanced
ilia: these families were on the worst of
terms. The heads, at least, of the two
households, were so. and the cause of ’heir
mutual dislike had reference to a distant
period. Both had taken part in the war
which gave independence to their country,
but they had chosen opposite sides. Wil
liam Mayne had thought it his duty to main
tain his loyalty to t he British sovereign, while
Waters had been one of tlie most ardent
supporters of the revolutionary party. Per
haps tbe mere cirvuinstance of having adop
ted different sides would not have excited
the hostility alluded to, had not Waters
been the instrument of procuring the im
prisonment of Mayne at an early period of
the contest. Waters had conceived himself
to be hut fulfilling the part of a true lover of
his country in doing so, and declared him
self free from all feelings of persona! enmity.
Mayne s confinement had proved iu the end
rather a fortunate event than otherwise, for
at the close of the war he was held to liuvp
incurred so little guilt, that his liberty as
(veil as property were restored to him. which
might not have been the case had he been
allowed to oilier more largely into the con
William Mayne, however, was far from
considering himself as a debtor on this
score to his countryman; and when the
two accidentally removed, after the war,
to the same district on the western borders
of Pennsylvania, sentiments the reverse of
friendly existed betwefn them. It must be
owned t > at tho bos ility lay chiefly on Mayors
part, for Waters felt the consciousness of
having been actuated by pure motives in the
transaction at which Mayne took offence, and
was rather anxious to conciliate h:s loyalist
neighbor than to nourish any feeling of dis
like towards him. Neither of them being
bad-hearted men,it is probable that, had they
conversed freely together, thev might have
attained to a better knowledge of each ether’s
< haracter, and have become good neighbors.
But, near neighbors as they were, no inter
course was kept up between them. Their
families too.shared in thisestrangement.with
the exception of two members of these
Mayne had only one son, Hugh, who had
jus' reached the bloom of youthful manhood
it the period when the incidents we have to
relate took place. Hugh Mayre loved the
daughter ol \\ aters with his whole heart
and soul. Often had this pair met on the
lonely mountain side,when no human ear was
at hand to listen to the, outpourings of their
simple affection. Mary Waters did not
j conceal ti esi meetings lor her parents, who
jif they did not approve, at least
did not check or forbid them. On
the other hand, knowing well the dislike
that rankled tn his father’s mind, Hugh May
ne did not venture for a long period to re
veal the attachment that had sprung tip in
his breast. Blinded by the strength of his
passion, he m last ventured to speak on the
subject to his father.
The astonishment of the elder Mayne at
:he disclosure was only equalled by his
anger. “Again and again,” he said,
“have 1 told you of the cause 1 have to
dislike that n an and all that belong to him.
II- inflicted on me an injury, for which he
has not deigned ever to make an atonement,
evtii in winds. You knew tLis. and yet you
hate—lhtgli Mayne, you have ever been a
dutiful s t ip ( and T now lay ...y commands on
von, never to—” The son interrupted his
father. “Do not pronounce a command,”
lie said, “which it will be impossible—
wliicli it will destroy my peace—to obey.
And not mu p ace only, but that of another,
u ill be ruined by it.”
“A’on are too simple, Hugh Mayne,” re
plied the father; “you know not tbe temper
of that man and hrs whole breed. Mary
Waters can have no true affection for a son
of mine. Hate to all of out name would be
instilled into the inimls of that family from
their cradle. It is our money they look to ”
“You are wrong,father,” returned Hugh;
‘ this isyourown prejudice that speaks.”
“And have 1 not cause to be prejudiced?’
said tbe father, warming with the recollection
of bis wrong ; “did not I suffer imprison
ment for years through his means ? I have
eier been a kind parent to you, Hugh, but
I know not that 1 would not sooner see von
wedded to a negro slave, than to a daughter
of Henry Waters. Never will one of that
r an’s offspring he a good and loving wife to
a son of mine.”
Though conscious, in the depths of his
soul, ol the erroneous nature ot his father’s
assertion, Hugh saw the necessity of giving
up tlie point, foi the time, at leas*, before
his father should be irritated into a more
positive expression of auger or discourage
ment. With a sigh be turned away to put
on bis hunting gear, teeliug that solitude
would be most congenivlto his present state
of mind. Erelong he was on his way to
ihe lulls, with his hunting belt across his
shoulder, ami bis rifle iu his hand a weapon
which the half farmers half hunters of the
border seldom went without.
It was verging towards noon when Hugh
Mayne left his home. On the evening of
the same day, Mary Waters sat in her lath
er’s cottage, with her knitting on her knee,
working, and at the same time conversing
with her invalid mother who lay upon a small
bed in the same apaitment,
“1 hear the dogs barking, Mary, why has
not your father taken litem with him to the
hills to-day 1” asked the old woman,
•He thought, motherthat tbeirr.oise might
bring the Indians ou hut track, ifthe savages
have rea!ly returned to his neighborhood,
which 1 pray lo heaven may not be the
As the young woman made this reply,she
rose fr>.m her seal, and saying. “ r I he ('ops
know iiis hour—my father should be con irig
home now,” she went to the door of the cot
tage. She returned in a minute or two with
the information that her father was not yet
visible. Alter an aflectiouate inquiry into
the state of comfort of the old w oman, the
voting maiden returned once n.oie to her
hot* ely labors.
Her anxiety did not permit her to sit long
ere she again went to the door to look a
long the hill side in front of the cottage lor
the form of her returning parent. On lipt
third visit her mother was greatly startled by
a wild shriek from her lips, followed bv her
hurried re-entrance into the cottage. “Mer
ciful heaven !” she exclaimed, in an ag my
ot alarm, “Hugh Mayne is pursued! The
savages are al his heels ! Oh, mother moth- 1
er, vvliat is to be done ?”
The powerless invalid to whom tins vaii
apppeal was made fell back on her couch,
while the daughtet rushed again to the door.
A dreadful sight was indeed before her rye
Along the side of the hill already mention
ed, her lover was seen making at fell spree
for the cottage, trusting, doubtless, to re
ceive assistance, or to effect a stand there al
some advantage against those who pursued
him. There were three in number, dusk'
sons ot the wild, terrible with their warpaint
and Tittering fearful yells as they Voundt and ai
short distances from one another, like deer
hounds after their prey. Hugh had the ad
vantage of them by not more than thirty
yards, a distance that seemed fearfully short
to the straining eyes of poor Mary. All
parties were armed; the Indians both with
gun and tomahawk, and Hugh with his ri
fle only. But, as it appeared, the fire-arms
of the savages chanced not to have been
loaded when they first set eyes on their
victim. Tltb weapon of the wh'tc hunter,
fortunately, was iu a different condition; ant!
while he was still a considerable way from the
coitnge, he turned round, raised his rifle
with instant and unerring aim, and the fore
most of his pursuers tumbled on the sward
a lifeless corpse.
Some time was lost by this act, rapidly exe
cuted as it was. In truth, the loss seemed
likely to be fatal to the w lute hunter, who re
commenced his flight with the distance be
tween him and his surviving foes alarmingly
diminished. But help was at hard, and ft cm
an unexpected somee. Being more than
six miles distant from any other settlers, and
neither her father nor any others of the fam
ily being at hand, Mary, Waters had spent
moments in maddening anxiety, hopeless ot
all aid, until she bethought her of one chance
of help such as it was. She flew to the
place where her father’s two dogs, for the
reason noticed, had been terr porarily shut
up, freed them, and led them in the direc
tion o' the chase, exerting all the Rpoed
which her limbs were at the moment capa
ble of. The faithful creature, of a power
ful breed, and accustomed to hear hunting,
speedily recognized the approach of stran
ger and enemies, and needed not the cries
of the maiden to send them at full speed in
the required direction. They reached the
spot just as the Indians seemed to he gain
ing and dosing on Hugh. The wild sava
ges had not seen the advance of the dogs
without some preparation for their recep
tion. Poising his tomahawk, with scarcely
even a momentary abatement of his speed,
the foremost of the two Indians threw the
weapon at one of the advancing animals,
when a few feet from him, and buried it in
the creature's body. The other Indian was
not so fortunate in n similar aim at the oth
er dog. The tomahawk missed its mark,
arid in an instant the animal had sprung at
the throat of the savage, and pulled him to
A single glance behind him told Hugh
that the dogs had effected a change, and rid
him for the time of one pursuer. Panting
and exhausted, he resolved to make a stand
against his now single foe, and terminate
th- r'intest, if possible, by a struggle l and to
l and, ere the prostrate savage could free
hinisel! from the dog, and come to his com
panion's aid. With this determination lie
suddenly wheel' and round, grasping the bar
rel of his musket with both hands. At this
instant the pursuing Indian was not ten
ya'ds distant. On seeing the white hunter’s
movement, the savage also made a sudden
stop and assumed tbe same attitude. Each
equally fatigued, ami with breasts heaving
I igh with toil and excitement, the two ad
versaries stood gazing on each oil er, as if
by mutual consent, to regain breath for the
deadly struggle. Both ot them were men
of tall stature, and with forms combining,
in an extraordinary degree, power with ac
tivity. After a pause, the men appeared at
one and the same moment to think 'of lo.v :
ding their guns, as the preferable mode of
determining the contest, in the exhausted
<=tate in which thev were. Their hands
moved simultaneously to tl eir powder liotns
and a most momentous trial of quickness in
loading began. Both of them handled their
arms w ith the dexterity of practiced hunters.
In the same second offline they rammed
theii cartridges, and threw their ramrods on
the ground. With the quickness of light
ning the Indian applied his powder lorn
to the priming, and in that moment of fear
ful import it is not surprising Gnu i,j g ; )an ,|
trembled, daring as he was. But Hugh did
not apply his horn to Jie same use. I] P
staked his life upon a chance. Striking
the breedi of his riflle violently upon the
ground, he raised the weapon, aimed, and
|)is bullet went through the heart of his ene
inv ! By the plan ho had adopted, lie had
trusted to his rifle primming itself, and the
second of time which he had thus gained
had decided the struggle. It was but a se
rond that he had gained, for, as the Indian
fell, the bullet from the mouth of his asscen
ding rifle touched the very Lairs upon
All this bad passed before the eyes of
poor Mary, who had continued, in the un
thinking agony of fear and love, to fly in the
direction in which her lover's dancer lay.
She reached the scene ol the contest we have
described before Hugh had raised his eyes
from the body of his fallen adversary, and
she fell into his arms with an exclamation
of mingled terror and joy. Her presence,
wiiieh would have keen fatal to both at an
earlier moment, now reminded Hugh of the
cecessityof preparing his a|ms for the possi- I
hilit vof another encounter. He laid the in- '*
sensible form of his mistress gently upon
the grass, and loaded his gun carefully but
qui' kly. Seeing no tmivetn* m, how ever, »
on the part of the prostrate Indian, wlt|,y
st no great distance, he concluded that fl,e
faithful dug had mastered the sa’age, and
held him still in its power. Hugh then ap
plied himself to the task of recovering Ma
ry from her swoon. fc*he opened her eyes
w itli a shudder, and on seeing the well ki ow n
countenance of her lover bending over her,
she mummied, “Has this been a dream—a
fearful dream ?”
“No, inv dearest Mary,” replied Hugh.-
“it is no dream, that you have been a pre
seveting angel to me this day! It is no
diearn that you have snatched me Iron th©
brink of the grave !’
A glimpse ol the dark body of the India*
did more than these words to bring back to
the voting maidi n’s mind a sense of the re
ality of the dreadful scene that had passed,
nil the rcmeinbr nee was so Irmhle that'
fora time she relapsed into a state almost o£
W hite Hugh was endeavoring to restore
l er to perfect consciousness and composure
by the use ot every endearing term that love
.and gratitude c ould suggest to him, a third
pally, breathless and exhausted, cameupto
the spot. This was Hugh’s faiher, who had
seen from a distance the danger of his son
The agitated parent's first quettion was, if
I ugh was unhurt.
“That 1 am alive at all, father,” was the
reply, “you have to thank, after heacen,
ibis dear girl's lote lor me, which made her
regardless of her own life when mine was in.
“I partly beheld what she did. aid Ido
thank her,” said the elder Mayne, with tears
in his eye*. “May God bless her for this
day’s act. I have been unjust to her, and
foi her sake, I w ill be the first to drown all
unkmdness between her father aid myself.”
Mary W’nteis was sufficiently recovered
by ibis time to hear these words, and ; bli *h
of pleasure suff used her cheek as she ra.si and
her head from the aim that had for a time
Hugh had kept his eve occasionally on
the spot where the dog and its adversary lay
and after the conversation with his father,
the young man went up to the spot, with
steps rendered cautions by iiis knowledge
of the cunning of the savages. No motion
appeared on the part of the Indian. In
truth, he was dead. The dog also was life
less. having been stabbed repeatedly with
the long knife ofthe red man ; yet, even iu
death, its teeth relaxed not their hold ot the
hare throat ol the savage, who had been
choked, as appeared from the ground, only
alter the most violent struggles. On ascer
taining this fact, which put an end to all
danger for the moment, Hugh Mayn© and
h s father, at the desire of the latter, accom
panied Mary Waters to her home. Her
mother had passed the moments ot Mary’s
absence in a state of great anxiety, propor
tionate to wliicli was her relief when the
happy result of the adventure was made
known to her. Her husband, as has been
said, was from home, but he returned be
fore the elder Mayne’s departure, and a re
conciliation took place, which was a blissful
sight to the youthful pair, to whose happi
ness the previous estrangement had been- so
Iso long lime afterwards, Hugh JVfayne
was united to Mary Waters. To them,
therefore, this perilous adventure with the
red men became a still more memorable Oc
currence than it would otherwise have leeti,
and was rendered a retrospect as much of
joy as of terror,
OUTBREAK AND BLOODSHED O'*
Hagerstowk, (Md.) August 23. ' 1
On Saturday last, a messergerarrived, in
this place with a requisition from the eivif.v
authorities of Allegany county on General
Williams, requiring him to order out a mili
tary force from his brigade to ‘suppress an
insurrection or riot proceeding from aimed ,
bodies of laboring men, amounting to about
100, who, with guns, clubs, and other deadly
weapons came to section 293, on the Ches
apeake and Ohio Canal, and broke open all
the ihatees occupied by Germans, destroyed >
tII their property, beat tht men with great
violence, and threw one of them in thb fire,
several of whom are not expected to live ?
they then went so section 231, and pursued
the same course of cruelly, and plundered
end destroyed properly to a large amount,’ i
Immediately on the rt cript of the rnqui- !
sition, the Brigadiet General tool, the neces- I
sary censure* to detail a si ssh ii nt foiee to 1
cheek the rioters, and order several corps' to )
beheld in readiness to march at shot no- 1
tice; and as various conflicting reports reach- I
ed here, a small corps o( videttes from Col;., 1
Hollingsworth's cavalry was detain cl A s< nt, -J
on Sunday last, to the line, as a corps ofob
servntion. who returned on Mondav. and re
ported that the line was quiet, but that great I
apprehensions of continual danger exist a- j
men® the citizens of Old Town audits neigh
borhood, that several Germans have been
severely wnuntled. and that the lahoreis aie
represented as violent and lawless. Other
reports represent that several have hf en kil
led ; and the general opinion prevails in the
neighborhood that a stationary military foiee
along the lires of.tli* < anal near the' tun-
I nej will he die only means of producing
order among i| e hands, and quieting the
fears of thp neighborhood. °
The Governor, we understand authorized ,
«nd directed tl e Brigadier Gei eral to order
out as many of the militia of his brigade ns '
may he necessary to suppress the riot, arrest 'j
the persons engaged in it, and preserve the
plli)|;c pracf*. > \
'I he militia of Allegany, it.fs.said are
the alert, and we expert to hear in a few day* 1 ]
that a demonstration his been made nr OB '
the rioters.— Torch\ight. 1 t ?
‘Why,’ said a physician to his intemper
ate neighbor, don’t you take a regular quan
tity every day-set down a staler, that voit 4
will go so far and nn farther?’ *1 do,* r» pli- 1
ed the other;—but I always set it down sir ’
far oft, that 1 get drunk tyrfo re f git to it.’ I
We know a man who has not Ifft his reotn J
for a fortnight, except on Sunday, lest Be
should be nabbed by a marshal. Wh*D es
quires are made after his health, the servant
invariably answers that Be hi **>y