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hake or river, or from Long Island to they return to some port of the United Rhode Island,) shall cach pay a duty of States. lifly cents per ton, unless at least three In order to authenticate documents fuerths of ter cervarea imerican citizens : furnished by local authorities, which docuin which case the duty will be reduced to ments are intended to be evidence of the sir cents per ton. It also enacts, that validity of posthumous claims to military every American vessel entering from a bounty land or its legal equivalent, it is foreign port shall pay a duty of fiity cents necessary that a certificate from a coun. goir ton, unless her officers and at least ty clerk, or higher officer, who has a seal neo-thirds of her crew are American citi- of office, should be furnished and attachmens; but this provision does not extend ed to such documents when they are forio vessels which departed from home warded to the War Department. prior to the first of Wlay last, until after





The crops

By a public notice of the Rev. Johy Two Commencements were holden at T. Kirkland, President of Harvard Uni

it versary, one under the auspices of Presi- Dyscutery in Cambridge will prevent the dent Brown, who conferred thirty-nine ass

assembling of the students until the tenth degrees, the other under those of Presi- day of October, when the next term will dent Allen, by whom eight degrees were coaferred.' 'I'he unhappy dispute which It appears that 65 pupils were admitted bras lately divided this institution is soon to the Latin Grammar School in Bosto be decided by the Supreme Court of ton, this fall-and the School comthe State.

mittee have given notice that the classes

are now full, and no new member can be in the District of Maine received until the next commencement have been this year uncommonly abun- at Cambridge. dant, and the season the finest ever A party of gentlemen from Boston, reknown. Contracts have been made for cently performed the following tour, viz. the d’livery of many thousand bushels from Boston, via. Alhany, to Saratoga of wheat at the sea-port towns this fall Springs, thence by land to Buffalo, thence for one dollar per bushel : provisions are down the river and the whole length of very plentiful. It is expected that the lake Ontario, stopping at Oswego, Sacktowns on the Kennebeck will supply Bos- ett's Harbour, &c. thence down the Si. top with all its flour for the ensuing sea Lawrence, stopping at Ogdensburgh and son at $6 per barrel.

Montreal, to Quebec, thence over land The Massachusetts Agricultural Socie- through the province of Lower Canada, ty, animated by a laudable desire to in- part of Vermont and New-Hampshire, crease the internal prosperity of the state, by Concord to Boston.

This route, hive determined to bestow about 1300 which was by stages and steam-boats, and dollars in various premiums, at their cat- made nearly 1700 miles in 30 days, with tle show, which will occur on the 15th of stops of one day in several places, and October next. This sum is to be divided two days at Quebec, and without any apinto premiums for the best Stock, for parent fatigue, displays the astonishing Agricultural Experiments, for Inventions facility of travelling over a country, a for Dneslic Manufactures, and for the great portion of which twenty years ago encouragement of the best work at the

was a “ howling wilderness." Plough.

Capt. Hull is collecting timber for erectThe committee of 'nine farmers, se- ing a line of battle ship at the Navy-Yard lected by the Berkshire Agricultural So- in Charlestown,-a sufficient quantity of ciety, have made a tour of the county, live oak for this purpose may be expectexamining crops offered for prize pre- ed during the present season-and the miuns; the excitement and elfect were building will probably be commenced astonishingly exemplified the present next Spring. year--the committee saw two acres of Married.) At Boston, Mr. Wm. Hop spring wheat, containing 93 shocks, es- ping, to Miss Margaret M'Ferguson. Mr. timated to yield ful 40 bushels to the David Low, to Miss Rebecca Burrows

Lufts, of Medford, Master Benjamin




Stimpson, to miss Nancy Hayward. mr. David Jilson. At Wethersfield, mr.
Capt. Antonio Echewarre, of Matanzas, Nathaniel Hurlbut, 74. At East Wind-
to miss Sally Newell. Mr. Timothy sor, mrz. Mary Philips, 30, wife of mr.
Blackman, to miss Hannah W. Weston. Jabez Philips'; mr. Roswell Sadd, s6.
Dir. Ruggles Slack, to miss Sally Eaton. At Middletown, mr. Alva Birdseye, 18;
Capt. James N. Staples, to Miss Sarah mr. Ira Kimball, 26; mr. George Casey,
Ann Harris. Mr. Ebenezer Billings. jr. 23; miss Rachel Tryon, 20. At Killing-
to miss Mary D. Dean. William White, worth, mrs. Abigail F. Loomis, 26, con-
Esq. of Belfast, Me. to miss Lydia A. sort of A. Loomis, Esq. At New-Lon-
Gordon. Mr. Joseph S. Waterman, to don, mrs. Ann Brainard, 33, wife of Wil-
miss Jane S. Richardson. Mr. Stephen liam Brainard, Esq. At Groton, mrs.
Dyer, to mrs. Candace Caldwell

. "Mr. Nancy Avery, 44, wife of Mr. John AveJohn Weiss, to miss Mary H. Gallope. ry. At Waterford, mrs. Mary Beebe, 75.

Died.] At Boston, Mr. Stephen Hall, At Saybrook, Mr. John Shipman, 69. of Chelsea, aged 72. Mr. Joseph Hitch At East Hartford, Mr. Elijah Bidwell, ins, 75. Mr. David Thoreau, 21. Miss 59; Mr. Stephen Pitkin, 30--He met the Martha Vincent, 30. Mrs. Rachel Cross, messenger of death with that serenity of 57. Mr. John Whitney, mer. 47. Dr. mind which true religion inspires; learEleazer Clap, 31. Mrs. Mary Thacher, ing a donation of 100 dollars to the Con76. Mrs. Hannah Bell, 85. Miss Eliza- necticut Bible Society. beth Gale, 78. Mr. Samuel Goddard, 68.

VERMONT. Hon. Benjamin Hitchborn, 72. Mr. Jo The annual election in Vermont took soph Blake, 77. Miss Freelove Gooding, place on the first Tuesday in September. 80. Mrs. Susanna Davies, 77. At Port- From the partial returns received, there land, Brig. General Francis Osgood, 40. is no doubt of the Election of Republican At Row, Mr. Joshua Dodge, 101. At Officers throughout-though the number Westport, on the 7th Sept. Paul Cuffee, of votes polled is much less than last a very respectable man of colour, and year. who was employed as a missionary to Africa. At Dedham, Mrs. Bulah Guild,

The President of the United States has 40. At Charlestown, Mrs. Elizabeth given orders to have a good road compleCarter, 46. Miss Mary Withington, 26. ted from Plattsburgh village to ChatauAt Boylston, Mrs. Sarah Moore, 63. At guay Four Corners; and about 200 troops Stoneham, Mrs. Laura Stevens, 50. of the regiment under the command of

Lieut. Col. Snelling, detached for the The state of Connecticut is entirely purpose, have commenced working on it. out of debt, having in the treasury the The troops will work till the first of Nomeans for paying all out-standing claims, vember, and it is expected that 16 miles and besides possesses a fund, including of the road will be finished this season. the school fund, amounting to one mil

Contracts have been made for the conlion nine hundred and forty-eight thou-struction of the canal for a distance of sand three hundred and seventy-one dol- about thirty miles, and the work is probars and forty-five cents.

ceeding as fast as was expected. Mr. In addition to the fifty thousand dol- Timothy Hunt, of Boston, a gentlelars received, last spring, on account of

man who has had much experience in advances to the militia, during the late the making of canals, having been for a war, a further sum of ten thousand dol- number of years employed on the MidLars has been received by the Treasurer dlesex canal, near Boston, has contracted General, from the war department.

to make some of this, and has already The election in the state of Connecticut commenced his work. has resulted in a majority for the tolera- ber devotional Somnium. The cure of

Miss Rachel Baker has been cured of tion party, so called. Married.] At Middletown, Mr. Calvin hy dashing cold water upon her, as pro

this extraordinary disease was performed G. Cooke, to Miss Fanny M. Dicky; at posted hy Dr. Spalding, of the city of Weston, mr. Nathan Wheeler, of Fair- New-York, in his lectures. An improvefield, to miss Catharine Jackson.

ment was made upon the doctor's sugDied.] At Norfolk, mr. Alvin French, gestions, by desiring the lady to change aged 23. At Canterbury, widow Jemima the hours of her devotion ; then giving Clarke, 86; widow Lydia Thompson, 80; her a large dose of opium. In the evenmr. Robert Herrick, 63; widow Ziphe- ing, when the convulsions appeared, they rah Morse, 79; mr. Luther Barstow, 33. dashed cold water upon her, which enAt Norwich, Mr. Simeon Huntington; tirely intermipted the paroxysm, and preVOL. I. NO. VI.




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vented her preaching. This plan was ruff, 47. Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, 50. pursued for a week, and she has now re Mr. Bleeze Rougier, a native of Riom, in covered her usual health, aster having France. John Stoutenburgh, 22. Mrs. been afflicted with this disease for five Mary Edwards, 12. Robert Green, 95, years.

a native of Gloucestershire, England. At A remarkable instance of sagacity in a an early period of life he emigrated to this dog, occurred in the city of New-York country, was draughted in the state of Newvery recently. One of the carriers of the Jersey, in the year 1757, and served with National Advocate, a news-paper, being distinguished zeal in the different Canasick, his son took his place; but not dian campaigns ; assisted at the reducknowing the subscribers, he took with tion of Louisburg,under General Amherst, him a dos, who had been accustomed to in 1758, and signalized himself on the going the route with the boy's father; plains of Abraham, under General Wolfe, the dog trotted on ahead of the boy, on the memorable 13th of September, stopped at each subscriber's door, and the 1759, when that general fell. At Utica, papers were left without one mistake.- Mr. Thomas Dana, 96. Mr. D. was a naAnother interesting instance of canine sa tive of Cambridge, Mass. and had lived gacity took place in the city of New in Utica 22 years. At New-Windsor, York, last spring. A little dog having fal- Isaac Schultz, 18, much lamented. len into the water, from one of the wharves, and, unable to get out, was near being drowned. A large Newsoundland

At a meeting of the citizens of the coundog seeing the struggles of his little fellow- ty of Essex, in Newark, on the 14th of creature, from the deck of a sloop near

August, a committee was appointed, conhy, sprang into the water, swam to the sisting of two from each township in the drowning animal, took him up in his county, to draw up a constitution for a somouth, and held him high enough for a

ciety, to be called the “ Agricultural Soperson on the quay to reach him, and ciety of the County of Essex.” ihen immediately swam back to the

Married.] At Newark, Mr. Erastus sloop.

Chittenden, mer. of Savannah, Geo. to It is stated that there were, in the port

Miss Catharine Crane. of Buffalo, on the 10th August, 38 sail of

Died) At Newark, Miss Mary Beach, vessels---1 brig, 31 schooners, and 6 aged 15. • sloops.

PENNSYLVANIA. Married.) At New-York, Mr. H. Rem There have passed by Blue-Rock, a place sen, of the firm of Remsen & Voorhis, to about 3 miles belowColumbia,in Lancaster Miss Sarah Bertine, Mr. Saml. W.Coates, county, this season, down the Susquehanmer. to Miss Charlotte Waite. Mr. Jo- na, 313 arks, and 989 rafts, making in all seph Perry, to Miss Lydia Peters, daugh- 1332, and this between the first of April ter of Gen. Absalom Peters, of New- and the 5th of July. Ilampshire. Mr. James D. Stout, en Mr. William Buck, of Lancaster, is graver, to Miss Susan Smith. Mr. Ed- said to have reaped sixty bushels and ward Dayton to Miss Julia Ann Parker. three pecks of wheat, weighing C6lbs. Mr. John Blake to Miss Ann Harriman. per bushel, from one acre of ground. Mr. Thomas Browning to Miss Mary A numerous meeting, of the free peoNeville. Rev. Henry Blatchford to Miss ple of colour, has been held at Bethel Mary Ann Coit. Mr. Lawrence Knee- Church, Philadelphia,forthe purpose of reland to Miss Martha Clayton Chevers. monstrating against all attempts of the coMr. Thomas Coleman to Miss Ann Ma- lonization societies to transport them from ria Reil. Mr. John Eddy to Miss Eliza- this their native country, and a committee beth Taylor. Mr. George Fotheringham of 11 persons was appointed to open a to Miss Sally Burdington. At Buffalo, correspondence with Joseph Hopkiuson, Isaac Kibbe, Esq. president of the Bank member of Congress from Philadelphia, of Niagara, to Mrs. Serene Grosvenor. and to inform him of the sentiments of At Ogdensburgh, Mr. David R. Strachan, the meeting. one of the printers of the St. Lawrence Four thousand seven hundred and Gazette, to Miss Hester Frazer.

cighty-four passengers have arrived at Died.] At New-York, Mr. Peter Grat. Philadelphia from Europe, in 55 vessels cap, aged 60. Miss Catharine Le Roy, since the 14th of May last

. Of these, 10. Nr. George Bunce, printer, 52. Mrs. 3308 are from Holland, 132 from France, Judith Bruce, 80. Mr. Matthew Redelt, 87 from Lubec, and the others from 76. Lirut. Col. Aaron Forman, 37. Mrs. Great Britain and Ireland. These inJuin St. Jolm, 27. Mr. Elisha Wooi!- dude the greater part of ruigrants to



this country from the European con In the late elections, in North Carolina, tinent.

of members of Congress, two additional DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

democratic candidates have succeeded in Besides the land conveyances, there are the places of two federalists. three steam-boats and one horse-boat, plying twice daily between Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria. The steam The yellow fever has prevailed in the boat Experiment, now in complete order city of Charleston very extensively and and well fitted, leaves Van Ness's wharf fatally this season, and still continues every morning at 9 o'clock for Alexan- there. At first it attacked only strangers, eria, and returns in the afternoon. The but it has at last scized upon natives, Washington, in her route to and from and many who had been born and bred Aquia, passes and re-passes Alexandria, in the city have become its victims. the Camden steam-boat and Union steamboat, with good accommodations, per The Indians have agreed to cede to the form their daily trips with perfect regu- United States for the use of Georgia, if larity-one or the other leaving George- the compensation offered be acceptable, town every morning at 9 o'clock. These

a tract of country about 60 miles in length several establishments are evidence of the and from 12 to 15 wide, bordering on the growing population and business of the Oakmulgee and Altamaha rivers. district.

The late sale of the Alabama Lands at Married.) At Washington, Mr. Wil- Milledgeville produeed about six hundred liam Crissey, to Miss Keziah Roberts. thousand dollars. The low lands sold at Mr. Samuel P. Willing, of New-York, to from 40 to 50 dollars per acre on the Miss Hannah Hussey. At Georgetown, average, but some as high as seventy. Dr. William Y. Wetsel, to Miss Mary The Hickory Lands at 10 to 12 dollars; Holtzmave.

much of the uplands at less than 3 dolDied.) At Georgetown, Mr. Anthony Jars, and much was struck off without a Reintziel, an old and respectable inhabi- bidder, and can now be entered by any tant.

person at 2 dollars, and doubtless much MARYLAND.

good land, overlooked at the salc, will be The citizens of Baltimore, through secured in this way. The Ten Miles their committee, on Friday the 12th Sept. Bluff on the east side of the Alabama, at presented to Commodore Rodgers, a ser- the Big Bend, ten miles below the junevice of Plate, in testimony of the high tion of the Coosa and Talapoosa rivers, sense entertained by them of the aid al- sold for 50 dollars an acre, and has been förded by him in the defence of Balti laid out for a town to be called Alabama. more, on the 12th and 15th of Sept. 1814. Of the eleven proprietors of this town, The Baltimoreans have also procured a four reside in Nashville, three in Huntsrich service of Plate which they intend ville, and four in Milledgeville, which for Commodore Decatur. Each piece shows the avidity and enterprise of Tenbears the following inscription : “The nessee speculators. An individual who citizens of Baltimore to Commodore purchased largely of these lands adverStephen Decatur : Rebus gestis insigni ; tises to sell at Milledgeville, to the preob virtutes dilecto.” The translation of sent occupants, at an advance of 25 per the Latin is, illustrious for his erploits, cent. beloved for his virtues.

Two steam-boats are now building for VIRGINIA.

the navigation of Savannah river, beIt is stated in the Richmond papers tween Savannah and Augusta. Two that, in the latter end of August, the others are to be built at the latter place, thermometer, from standing at 90, in the and the machinery for them is exshade, on Friday and Saturday, on Mon- pected in the fall from Europe and the day sunk to 55 degrees.

Northern States. The United States' Armory at Jlar

Died. On the 15th of August, at his per's Ferry employs two hundred and seat in Greene county, Peter Early, senar ofty or sixty persons ; 20,000 stand of tor elect, and formerly governor of the arms, complete, are deposited ready for state of Georgia. service, and a great nunber is in different stages of progress.

From January 1, to July 1, 1817, there

were exported from the port of NewA Branch of the United States' Bank Orleans, 48,000 bales cotton ; 8000 hogshas been established at Favetterille, beuds sugar, 85,000 bbls. flour, 10,400 da.




pork, 69,000 bushels wheat, 91,000 do. contain not less than three nor more than corn, 18,000 hhd. tobacco.

six counties; there is to be a competent It is ordained by the City Council of number of justices of the peace to be apNew Orleans, that every person who pointed in each county, whose jurisdicshall have furnished lodgings, within this tion is not to exceed fifty dollars. city or suburbs, to one or more women No person is to be eligible to any office or girls, notoriously addicted to lewdness who denies the being of a God, or of a and debauch, and shall occasion scandal, future state of rewards and punishments. or in any way disturb the peace and tran The first legislature is to be composed quillity of the neighbourhood, shall pay a of twenty-four representatives and seven fine of fifteen dollars for each and every senators, who are, with the governor and day such person shall continue to furnish lieutenant governor, to be elected on the lodgings as aforesaid, to any woman or first Monday and Tuesday in September girl of the above description, after having next, and are to meet at the seat of goreceived a notice from the mayor to that vernment in October, and erer after the effect.

general assembly is to be elected in SepMISSISSIPPI.

tember, and to meet in November. The Convention of the Mississippi Ter. The first session of the General Assem. ritory finished their session and signed bly is to be held in the city of Natchez, in the constitution of the State of Mississippi, October next. on the 15th August. The seat of the go

The Natchez Gazette names the folvernment is fixed, for the present, at lowing persons, as“suitable candidates for Monticello, in Lawrence county.

the highest oilices :The legislative power is vested in both David HOLMES, for Governor. houses, to be chosen by the free white Cowles MEAD, Lieut. Governor. males over twenty-one years of age, who George POINDEXTER, Representahave resided in the state one year--the tive to Congress. reprisentatives or more numerous branch, and one-third of the senators to be elect The Clarion, published at Nashville, ed annually--the first to be composed of (Ten.) states that three companies of Unipersons not under twenty-five years of ied States' troops are employed in openage, and the latter of persons at least ing a road laid off from Maury Courty thirty years of age, and each to be pos- line to Madisonville, opposite to Newsessed of a freehold estate.

Orleans, which road, it is said, will save The executive is vested in a gorernor, about one-fourth of the distance travelled at least thirty years old, who is to be pos- in the old road from Nashville to New. sessed of a freehold estate, and one thou- Orleans; and it passes over much better sand dollars personal property after pay- ground. It crosses the Tennessee river ing all his debts. He is to be elected with at the mouth of Cypress Creek, a little a lieutenant-governor, biennially; the go- below the foot of the Muscle Shoals. vernor can only suspend judgments, &c. This road passing through considerable until the meeting of the legislature, when part of the United States' land, will inthat body determines whether to reprieve crease the value of it very much. or not; he is to sign his name to commissions; he is to approve all bills before A Society for the encouragement of they become laws, but if he disapprove, Domestic Manufactures was established and a majority pass them again, they be at Lexington, (Ken.) on the 16th ult. R. come laws; he is to fill temporary vacan- Wycklifli', Esq. was chosen President, cies; he is to preside and have a vote in Gen. Bodley, Vice-President, and Perci. the senate when that body sits as a coun val Butler, Secretary to the correspondcil of appointment; he is, on extraordina- ing committee. ry occasions, to contene the legi-lature; The new Salt-works on the Cumberin case of death, &c. the lieutenant-go- land river, about 70 miles above Nashvernor is to fill the office of governor un- ville, are getting into operation, and from til the next periodical election.

intelligence received from that quarter, The militia is to le odlicered by those they will be able to supply the state of liable to do duty. electing the platoon and Tennessee, as well as a great portion of field oflicer's ; and the field fees clecting this state bordering on the Cumberland the brigadiers and maj. Generals.

river, at a very low price. The judicial expriment is vested in a

INDIANA. supreme court, of uot less than three por The vineyards at Veray, in the latter more than five jucl es, and a circuit court end of July, gave promise of an exubeCore judge for each circuit, which is to rant vintage. The valley of the Ohio is


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