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lina, for one year, estimated at $14,500,000. house, a market-house, 170 feet long, an ex
tensive woollen factory, a paper-mill, and air Sarannah, May 5. foundry, a brewery, flour-mill,cotton factory, Population of the City of Savannab, 1st nail factory, &c. &c. &c. May, 1917, according to the Census taken: whole number of inhabitants, 7624. Whites, Extract of a letter from an intelligent officer, 3882; blacks, and persons of colour, 372 ; dated Fort Osage, Feb. 28, 1817. and whole number in may 1810, 5215. “We have had a pleasant winter, constant
The value of the native products and ma- ly cold and dry for about three months; raia pufactures of Georgia, shipped in one year, in the winter is very rare in this countryending September, 1816, coastwise and to the degrees of cold, vary, from 25 deg. above, foreign ports, amounted to $10,322,880. to 6 deg. below 0, by Fahrenheit's thermo
The Common Council of Savannah have meter. appropriated $70,000 to change the culture “The emigration to this country, continues of the lands the vicinity of the city, there. from unparalleled extent. When I arrived here, by to improve its salubrity.
last March, our nearest white neighbours
were 120 miles below us on the river: the The couon and wool factory of James distance now, is not half so great, to the Wier and Dr. Patrick, 13 miles from Lexing. verge of a settlement of whites, and I beton, Ky, was burnt down on the 27th ult. lieve, some families have already advanced Loss $40,000.
within 15 or'20 miles of us. As soon as the The cotton bagging factory of Messrs. Barr spring opens, several families will be as & Warfield suffered the same fate a few days high, or higher than this post. Neither are previous.
they emigrants of the poorest class, but res. It is estimated that 5000 bogsheads of to- pectable farmers
, and strong handed, bringbacco were lost by the fresliet in Kentucky. ing with them their stock, teams, money,
&c. &c. This is, probably, the easiest unsetSalt.-The Nashville paper states that a tled country in the world, to commence Mr. Jeukins, living about 30 miles above farming.--The emigrant has only to locate Nashville, after boring 60 feet, struck the salt bimself on the verge of a pairie, and he has water, which immediately rose within 4 feet one half of his land a heavy forest, and the of the top of the earth-every 10 bushels of other half a fertile plain, or meadow, coverwater make one of fine white salt. Twenty ed with a thick sward of fine grass ; he has bushels are stated to be made in a day. The then only to fence in his ground, and put in success of Jenkins has prompted several en- his crop. The country abounds with salines, terprising capitalists to purchase adjoining and salt works, sufficient to supply the inland, and begin other diggings. We wish habitants with good salt ; a navigation to althem all success, and fatier ourselves that most every man's door, which will give him the day is not distant, when Cumberland a market for all his surplus produce, and river will furnish salt on better terms, than bring to him all the necessary articles of any other branch of the Ohio river.
merchandize. The soil and climate are fa
vourable to the growth of Indian corn, Steubenville was laid out in 1798 ; hy the wheat, ryo, oats, cotton, tobacco, bemp, Max, census of last February, it contains 2032 in- and almost all kinds of vegetables which babitants, 453 houses, 3 churches, a court- grow in the United States. L. Art. 14. MONTHLY CATALOGUE OF NEW PUBLICATIONS,
WITH CRITICAL REMARKS.
OOKSELLERS, in any part of the Uni- justly and so well as Mrs. Hamilton. Her lications noticed in this Catalogue, will culiar force, a conviction of the earnest sinplease to send copies of them to the Editors, cerity of the author ; that she pursues her inas early as possible.
quiries under the single influence of the love
of truth, and that she writes to do good. A Series of Popular Essays, illustrative Actuated hy such motives, and having diof principles essentially connected with the rected all her study of books and men, to Improvement of the Understanding, the Im- the elucidation of sound principles of eduagination, and the Heart, by ELIZABETH cation, her admirable talents and copious HAMILTON, anthor of Letters on the Elemen- knowledge, may well be expected to have tary Principles of Education, Cottagers of achieved important results on this most inGlenburnie, &c. Boston. Wills & Lilly. teresting subject
. In the first of the present 2 vols. 12mo. pp. 522.
Essays, she has urged, with much cogency
of argument, the importance of a careful inVery few have thought and written so vestigation and correct understanding of
the nature and faculties of the mind, as slavery is impolitic, anti-republican, unchrisnecessary to the formation of a judicious tian, &c. By John KENRICK. Cambridge, system of education; and in the remaining Massachusetts. Hilliard & Mercalf. 12mo. essays, with great accuracy of observation, pp. 59. force of induction, and fulness and pertiKency of illustration, she has explained the
Eccentricities for Edinburgh, containing means by wbich those faculties may best he Poems, entitled A Lamentation to Scotch developed and improved. In short, few
Booksellers; Fire, or the Sun-Poker; Mr. books in the language, display so much cor
Champernoune ; 'The Luminous Historian, rect feeling, and sound practical philosophy Miss Bunn and Mrs. Bunt.
or Learning in Love; London Rurality, or
By GEORGE as the Popular Essays.' L.
COlman, the younger. Reprinted from the The Mother-in-law; or, Memoirs of Ma- edition published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, dame de Morville: by Maria Ann Burling. Orme & Brown, London. 15mo. pp. 38. ham. Now first published. Boston. ABEL Bowss. 12mo. pp. 190.
The prominent feature of this production,
as of all Colman's poetical vayaries, is obThe Complete Coiffeur; or, An Essay on scenity. There is, however, a good deal of the art of adorning Nature, and of creating drollery in it, which, in spite of the provoArtificial Beauty (Ornamented with plates.) cations to a different sentiment, wah which By J. B. M. D. Laroy, Ladies' Hair Dresser. it is combined, infallibly provokes laughter, New-York. Stereotyped for the proprietors. In his story of 'Fire, or the Sun-Poker;' 1200. pp. 88.
which is a travesty of the allegory of ProWe have no information relative to this from heaven the vital spark with which to
metheus's forining men of clay, and stealing publication, but what we gathered from the animate them; alluding to the materials of work itself. It is published in English which they were composed, he says, with and French, and was evidently written in the latter. The translator has, however, had
some truth, some friend to furnish him with a few Latin Heaven knows, without such manufacture,
Nonsensical, Promethean stuff, scraps, and an occasional preface to a chap
Our ticklish frames are frangible enough, ter, that give to his version an air of origi. And neither sex can be insur'd from fracture. nality, though it is very much inferior to the
Only peruse original ; which is an amusing little volume, Read, then these journals deviate into fact,
The daily news: evidently written by a man of considerable How many female characters are crundi taste and reading, though his diction is not llow many fashionable Fools, who dash'd equal, nor always idiomatic. It contains a
At fashionable Clubs, are lately smash'll;
llow many Mohrs of the State, contented variety of songs, set to music, which in the To patch up old divisions, are remented ; French are very pretty, but have generally And, then, alas! how all, but Poets, shake, suffered in the translation. We would have To iind bow very often Bankers briuk!
A brittle world, my masters ! advised the proprietors before they had it
Full of disasters! stereotyped, to have had the proof revised by Men hold their lives by frail, and fragile leases, some one capable of correcting it. The fol. And Women--lovely ifomen ?-lail to pieces. lowing falsification of Lucan's celebraled
E. fine, is a fair specimen of the accuracy of Readings on Poetry. By Richard Lovell the learned quotations in the translation, Edgworth, and Maria Edgworth. Boston,
* Victrise causa deis placuit, sed victa caloni." Wells and Lilly. 12ino. pp. 206.
The classical reader will instantly recollect This is an exceedingly pleasing volume, the beautiful passage alluded to,
and eminently filled to correct the taste of -Quis justius induit arma,
and teach them to read underScire pesas: magno se judice quisque tuetur: standingly. The selections which it conVietrů causa Deis placuit, sed victa Catoni. tains, are fine, and the comments upon them, E.
skilful and judicious. The authors have laid Comparative Views of the Controversy parents and children under many obligabetween the Calvinists and the Arminians, tions, before this, by their numerous valuaby. WILLIAM White, D. D. Bishop of the ble works on the subject of education, Episcopal Church, in the Commonwealth of and their masterly pictures of life, which are Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. Moses Thomas. all strongly marked by sound seuse and aso. 2 vols. pp. 1057.
acuteness of observation. L. Horrors of Slavery, in two parts. Part 1, An Inquiry into the effect of Baptism, accontaining observations, facts and argi- cording to the sense of Holy Scripture, and ments, extracted from the speeches of Wils of the Church of England, in answer to the berforce, Grenville, Burke, Fox, Martin, kiev. Dr. Mant's two tracis, on regeneration Whitbread, &c. Part 2d, containing Ex. and conversion. By the Rev. Joan Scott, tracts, chiefly American, demonstrating that M. A. Vicar of Nortia Ferriby, &c. with an
appendix, containing the author's reply to with which it is applied to the various ages, Dr. Lawrence. New-York. James East. talents, sex, and temperament of his grandBURN and Co. 12mo. pp. 299.
children. The book is a treasure.
L. The Evangelical Guardian and Review. By an association of Clergymen in New Lectures on Ancient History, Comprising York. For May, 1817. Vol. 1. No. 1. New- a general view of the principal events and York. James EasTBURN and Co. 8vo. pp. eras in civil History, from the Creation of 48.
the world, till the Augustan age. By Samuel The Narrative of ROBERT ADANS, an Phil. Soc. of New-York. New-York. Van
Whelpley, A. M. Member of the Lit, and American sailor, who was wrecked on the WINKLE and Wiley. 12mo. pp. 324. western coast of Africa, in the year 1810; was detained three years in slavery by the This appears to be a compendious little voArabs of the Great Desert, and resided lume, and well calculated for the use of several months in the city of Tombuctoo. schools. Its contents are thrown into the With a map, notes, and appendix. Boston. form of Lectures, a mode of teaching which WELLS and LILLY. 8vo. pp. 200.
we highly approve, when it is intended to This book contains much important infor- but not as a substitute for it. We think the
accompany and illustrate a course of study, mation on a very interesting subject-the interior of Africa. The narrative compre: ly inculcated in this way, and are of opinion,
elementary parts of education are most easihends the geography and population of the that the progress of the learner would be country--the disposition, manners, and cus- much facilitated by having these elements toms of the people-throws some light upon the natural history of a part of the world digested into distinct courses, to be taken up very little known--and is particularly full in at different times. Division of labour, is tho its details concerning the celebrated city of great secret of improvement in every art, Tombuctoo. It is direct and simple, and the work a very salutary reform, by its applica
and one that, in our apprehension, would internal evidence of its veracity, is strongly tion to the system of instruction. The funcorroborated by important coincidences damental principles of grammar, arithmetic, with accounts already given by the most re- rhetoric, geometry, astronomy, &c. might putable travellers into the same regions. L.
easily be communicated in colloquial lan
guage, and elucidated by familiar explicaA Letter of Advice to his grand-children, tion; and the leading facts of history and Mathew, Gabriel, Anne, Mary, and Francis geography, might be enforced and impressed Hale, by Sir Mathew Hale, Lord Chief Jus. by constant reference to maps and globes. tice in the reign of Charles II. ; now first Habits of attention and reflection would, by published. Boston. WELLS and LILLY. such means, be insensibly formed, and the 12mo. pp. 206.
pupil be soon brought into a condition to
learn, and inspired with zeal for the acquisiIf an author's weight of character can es. tion of knowledge ;-this is accomplishing tablish a claim to the careful perusal of what all that can be done for any one. E. he may have written, this book comes before the public with the strongest recommenda. Revelation, viewed in connexion with the
A Series of Discourses on the Christian tion. The author was more celebrated for Modern Astronomy, by the Rev. Thomas wisdom, than any man of his time. Bred a Chalmers, D. D. of Glasgow. New-York, lawyer, after having risen through several gradations of honour, he was, under the Kirk and Mercein.—Svo. p. 275. reign of Charles II. appointed Lord Chief We have been exceedingly, gratified by Justice. His intellect was vigorous and this book. The subjects of the discourses comprehensive--bis mind was enriched by are new and uncommonly interesting, and various and extensive learning-and he live in the discussion of them, the author has ed in a period remarkably calculated to en. exercised a strength of logic and a reach of large his experience, for, from the execution thought--and animated them with a ferof Charles I. to the restoration of Charles II. vour of feeling, and illuminated them with not only was the political constitution of a blaze of eloquence rarely paralleled. England twice revolutionized, but the man Conscious of the goodness of his cause, ners of the people, also, the whole social and well-equipped for the contest, he deeconomy, underwent two important changes. scends into the arena, with the step of Thus qualified to give advice, he has drawn strength, and a glorious zeal for the vindiout a theory of life, perhaps unrivalled for cation of some of the most consoling and the excellent method in which it is arranged, assuring doctrines of the Christian religion. for the extent and minuteness of observation But that, for which, we think, the reverend which it exbibits-and for the discrimina- author deserves especial praise, is the large tion, pradence, and clear-sighted wisdom, and liberal spirit of just philosopby, with
which he has entered on the subject before institution that any nation can boast. It was bim, and which has obviously contributed established in the year 1804, hy an associato the strength of bis argument, and been tion of pious and liberal persons. for the a principal weapon of his victory. On this purpose of distributing the Scriptures among point he thus delivers himself. I look for the poor of their own country, and other a twofold benefit from this exhibition, (viz. Christian communities, and of promoting that of the Scriptural authorities in the Ap- their translation into the various languages pendix)—first, on those more general read- and dialects of the globe. What success has ers, who are ignorant of the Scriptures, and crowned these benevolent exertions, may of the richness and variety which abound in be gathered from the fact, that, in eleven them; and, secondly, on those narrow and years from its organization, the Society had intolerant professors, who take an alarm at expended on these objects, more than a milthe very sound and semblance of philosophy, lion and a half of dollars, and caused the and feel as if there was an utter irreconcila- scriptures to be iranslated into sirty-three ble antipathy between its lessons on the one different tongues. All who feel interested in hand, and the soundness and piety of the the great object of this Society, will take Bible, on the other. It were well, I con- pleasure in tracing its progress. ceive, for our cause, that the latter could
E. become a little more indulgent on this subject; that they gave up a portion of those tain Revelation, by the Rev. Thomas Chal
The Evidence and Authority of the Chris. ancient and hereditary prepossessions, which go so far to cramp and to enthral them; that mers, D. D. of Glasgow. Philadelphia, An
THONY FINDLEY. New-York, Kirk and they would suffer theology to take that wide range of argument and illustration which be- MERCEIN, 12mo. p. 9:48. longs to her, and that, less sensitively jeaJons of any desecration being brought upon the Rev. author, on the same subject, for the
This is substantially the article furnished by the Sabbath, or the pulpit, they would suffer Edinburgh Cyclopedia, and is an interesting. her freely to announce all those, truths, candid, and able investigation of the grounds which either serve to protect Christianity of Christian faith ; with a refutation of some from the contempt of science, or to protect of the objections that have been urged athe teachers of Christianity, from those in- gainst revelation, by sceptics and infidels. vasions, which are practised both on the Dr. Chalmers places his argument on a high sacredness of the office, and on the solitude and independent footing. In the search of of its devotional and intellectual labours.'
truth. be solicits no concession, employs no L.
sophistry, and shrinks from no conclusion. New Missionary Field—A report to the As an evidence of the spirit in wbich he has Female Missionary Society for the Poor of entered upon bis undertaking, we subjoin the city of New-York and its vicinity, at an extract, highly honourable to his cathotheir quarterly prayer meeting, March, 1817, licism. “ Now we are ready to admit, that by Ward Stafford, A. M. New-York, printed as the object of the inquiry is not the chaby J. Seymour, 8vo. p. 46.
racter, but the truth of Christianity, the phiMr. Stafford's report developes some very losopher should be careful to protect his curious and interesting facts, in relation to mind from the delusion of its charms. He the mental and moral condition of a large should separate the exercises of the underportion of the population of our cities. It standing, from the tendencies of the fancy, is well entitled." We fear, that in our ardour or of the heart. He should be prepared to to scatter the truth in remote regions, we follow the light of evidence, though it may have neglected to till our own vineyards. lead him to conclusions the most painful Though we would not have charity end at and melancholy. He should train his mind home, we would, at least have it begin to all the hardihood of abstract and unfeelthere. We trust that the reverend gentle, ing intelligence. He should give up every man's labours will have a good effect; and thing to the supremacy of argument,” &c. sincerely hope that his example may not be “ To form a fair estimate of the strength without its influence. He appears to be in- and decisiveness of the Christian argument, spired with a commendable zeal, and pro- we should, if possible, divest ourselves of fesses to be animated by a catholic spirit. all reference to religion, and view the
truth of the Gospel history, purely as a quesA History of the Origin and first ten years investigation, we have a prejudice against
tion of erudition. If, at the outset of the of the British and Foreign Bille Society, the Christian Religion, the effect is obvious; by the Rev. John Owen, A. M. &c. &c.— and without any refinement of explanation, New-York, JAMES EASTBURN and Co. 8vo.
we see at once, how such a prejudice must
dispose us to annex suspicion and distrust to This is the most wonderful eleemosynary the testimony of the Christian writers. But
even when the prejudice is on the side of novels—but we are partial to those of MaChristianity, the effect is unfavourable on a dame de Genlis. She has associated her ficmind that is at all scrupulous about the rec- tions with a romantic age, and names dear titude of its opinions.
E. to chivalry. Her characters and incidents Instrumental Music for the Piano Forte, her Jane of France. Anne of Brittany, Duc
are her own. The heroes and heroines of composed by Philip Trajetta, Esq. Periodi- de Lansun, Duchesse de La Valliere, &c. are cal. Book I. Published by the Author.
the creatures of an enthusiastic imagination, Harold, the Dauntless, a Poem, in six that attaches itself to any trait of kindred Cantos, by the author of the · Bridal of Trier character, and expatiates on what it loves. main.' New-York, JAMES EASTBURN and We have not had leisure to examine the meCo. 12mo. p. 144.
rits of this translation. This is a Six-Canto Ballad, in the slipshod measure of modern poetry. It seems
The Ornaments Discovered, a Story in to be an imitation of all the faults, and a
two parts. New-York, W. B. GILLEY, 18mo. few of the excellencies, of all the popular p. 180. rhymers of the age. The phrase, scenery, The author of this interesting little story, and costume are Scott's, the character is has showy more than ordinary knowledge Byron's ; Coleridge might put in for the of human nature, and has drawn her juvenile plot; the agents are Lewis's--and the style portraits with no little discrimination. Itcanhalts between Southey and George Colman. not fail to fix the attention of those for whose It has two good things about it-the begin- use it was written: and is calculated to ning and the end—but, as in a packed bale produce a benign infuence, on characters of cotton, there is a great deal of rubbish stuff- yet in the bud.
E. ed in between them. We think it probable, however, that it will fall in with the prevail. by an unknown Channel. Translated from
Manuscript transmitted from St. Helena, ing taste; and are ourselves, inclined to be in tolerable good humour, with a
the French. New-York, Van WINKLE and -Minstrel who hath wrote,
WILEY, 12mo. p. 204. A tale, si.x cantos long, yet scorned to add a These memoirs may, or may not be alle note. E.
thentic, but they are exceedingly interesting. Narrative of the Rev. Joseph Samuel C. This, however, is not surprising, for they reF. Frey.-To which is now added, an ac. of this, or any other age. Besides describing
late the history of the most interesting man count of the rise and progress of the London the progress of Bonaparte from obscurity and Society for promoting Christianity among the Jews. New-York, W. B. GILLES, 12mo. weakness, to celebrity and power, and suc
cinctly recounting the most prominent events
of his life, as well as the most important This memoir of Mr. Frey, the celebrated crisis in the affairs of Europe, they abound in converted Jew, is written by himself. He is sententious remarks, admirable for their proapparently a man of learning, of great sim- fundity, and for the rapidity of mind which plicity of heart, and a sincere convert to the they indicate; though they, after all, excite Christian faith. He is now prosecuting his their peculiar interest, by explaining the real labours in this country, and this Fourth Edi- trait in the character of the man, who is the tion of his narrative, with additions, was subject of them, to which he was indebted published under his own eye. As far as we for his rise as well as fall, and which constican judge, from a very cursory survey, it tited his idiosyncrasy. This trait was enis an interesting volume.
This in his rise was acMemoirs of the War of the French in companied by prudence; but success, by Spain, by M. De Rocca, an officer of Hus. relaxing his vigilance, produced embarrassa sars, Knight of the Legion of Honour.
ments in the complex plot of the sublime Translated from the French, by Mary Gra. drama in which he was acting, and these, ham, from the second London edition. Bos. again, producing irritation, this energy be.
The ton, Wells and Lilly. 12mo. p. 262,
came rashness, and wrought his fall.
style in which these memoirs are written, A well written, connected and vivacious bears a close analogy to what we have hereNarrative of the events of the War in Spain, tofore seen of Bonaparte's style acknowwhich came under the Author's personal ob- ledged as authentic, and appears a proper servation, in 1803-9-10.
transcript of the character of the man. It Jane of France, an historical Novel, by is brief and piquant, and has a kind of spasMadame de Genlis. Translated from the modic energy and drovement, much like French; two volumes in one. Boston,
the rapid and terrible progress of his power Wells and Lilly, 12mo. p. 58.
through continental Europe. It is occa
sionally elegant, and is at at all times, ithAs a class, we are not fond of historical pressive, if not eloqnent.
ergy of will.