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said to be capable of producing wine suf- villages on the Arkansas, consisting of ficient for the consumption of the United Cherokees, Chactaw3, Shawanoes, and States. If this beverage could be substi. Delawares, from the east side of the Mistuted for ardent spirits, the morals and sissippi, and Cadilos, Coshattes, Tunkacomfort of the community would be eg. wahs, Commanches, and the Cherokees sentially promoted.

of the Arkansas; for the purpose of MICHIGAN TERRITORY.

waging war akunst the Osages. The

Coshattes, Tunkawahs, and Caddos of While the President of the United

Ked river, and the Cherokees of the ArStates was at Detroit, the sword, voted

kansas, complain that the Osages are by the legislature of New York to Gen.

perpetually sending sijerwar parties Macomb, was presented him by Gov.

into their country, killing small hunting Cass, the agent for the Committee ap- hands of their ne

bands of their people, and driving off their pointed by the legislature to make the pre

horses. Our informant travelled part of sentation. Besides the President, Gen. the distance between the Onachitta and Brown and several other officers with a

Arkansas rivers with a large party, coing numerous collection of citizens were on to join the confederate troops. They spectators.

had six field pieces with several whites It is said that twenty-five families from

les from and half breeds, who learned the use of one county (Genesee) in the state of New artillery under Gen. Jackson last war. York, have recently arrived with the in- They said they were informed that the Cention of settling at the River Raisin. Osages had built forts, to which they inThe lands on the borders of that river are tended to retreat after the general battle, of a very excellent quality, having every which it is thought will be fought near variety of soil for the purpose of farming. Earhart's Salt-works on the Arkansas, Probably there is no part of America

on that cluster of streams called the Six where emigrants, particularly farmers,can

Bulls, and above the boundary line lately settle more advantageously than in this

his run between the interior counties of this territory. Lands are cheap, and Detroit territory and the Osage country. furnishes an excellent market for produce. “The Osages are aware of the intendMISSOURI TERRITORY.

ed attack, but cannot believe they will be The St. Louis paper says, “By a gen- met by such a formidable force, tleman just arrived here from New-Or- “As they always fight their pitched leans, via. river Onachitta, we are inform- battles on horseback, it is probable they ed that a formidable coalition of Indian will be defeated in that broken country tribes have assembled at the Cherokee which they have chosen for the combat."



DOEMS on various subjects, by James of this volume run away with the idea

I N. Seaman. Auburn, N. Y. Skin- that we impute any genius to him. Wo ner & Crosby. 12ino. pp. 120.

are very certain, at least, that he has no This is an indigenous production, but genius for poetry. one of which we cannot boast. The au- E. thor has no originality of thought or ex- A Catalogue of Books, including many pression. He has caught the chime of rare and valuable works, for sale, hy Goldsmith's verse, and goes ambling on James Eastburn & Co. New-York. 8vo. without any object, or any regard to pp. 101. sense. His. rhyme' seems to be the only "We recognize in this Catalogue, some

rudder' by which he steers his course. of the most valuable standard works in Pocta nascitur may be true in regard to classical literature, theology, philology, the talent, but study and observation and physical and metaphysical philosomust supply his theme, and instruct him phy. The whole form a collection honourin its management. Men are no more able to the proprietors, and deserving the born poets than they are born mathema- attention of the public. Little regard has ticians. They may have a decided apti- been paid in this country to collecting tude for either poetry or mathematics, but rare works or choice editions. We hope they will make but little proficiency in an attemptos'the kind will be encouraged. either whilst they trust solely to genius. T'his Catalogue contains some biblioWe would not, however, have the author graphical notices. We should be glad to see this plan more extensively pursued in congratulates himself on having found á similar indices.

translator in a friend, who had rendered

the English Adolphe completely equal to France. By Lady Morgan. New the French one.' 'This surely cannot be York. James Eastburn & Co. 12mo. the translation alluded to! The story is vols. pp. 727.

told in a few words. Adolphe is a young This is certainly a very entertaining German nobleman, who, finding a vacuwork. Lady Morgan, with her husband, ity in his heart, resolves on falling in love, passed a part of the year 1316 in France, and in default of a more suitable object, and by a previous competent knowledge fixes his affections upon Ellenor, a Polish of the French language and literature, lady, the mistress of Count P. his partiwas enabled to make the most of the cular friend. The fair one is ten years opportunities which her reputation as a older than himself, and the mother of sesavante, or her rank as a lady, afforded veral children. Adolphe, by great perseher of observing the phases of society in verance, and by forcing himself into a rarious aspects. We contess she has add. violent passion, at last succeeds beyond ed much to our information on many his wishes. Ellenor abandons the Count subjects. She cultivated an intimacy with and attaches herself to Adolphe. After the literali, visited in the fashionable co- this sacrifice on her part, he feels himself teries, attended at Court, was present at bound to her in gratitude, and becomes the public meetings of the Institute, frethe slave of this sentiment long after his quented the Theatre and Opera, courted flame is extinct. For years he is the victhe nobility, and condoled with the revo- tim of her caprice, which he endures lutionists, and has faithfully reported all from dread of wounding her sensibility that she saw, and heard, and thought. We by the avowal of his indifference. After do not think her remarks very just or many attempts to disenthral himself from profound on all occasions, but her spright- the chains which his folly had rivetted, liness is pleasing, and her vanity amuses accident brings Ellenor acquainted with us, whilst we gather from her gossiping his endeavours, and by breaking her heart, facts which might never have reached us leaves him at liberty. But this tragic event from another source. Her husband comes only confirms his misery, and he spends in for a considerable share of the second the remainder of his life in wandering volume, touching the weighty matters of on the face of the earth. the law, &c. though from his style we sus E. pect Lady Morgan had at least the revi- The Intellectual Torch ; developing an sion of his manuscript. We shall proba- original, economical, and expeditious disbly hereafter devote soine room to a re- semination of knowledge and virtue, by view of this work.

means of Free Public Libraries. InE.

cluding Essays on the Use of Distilled Adolphe: an Anecdote found among Spirits. By Dr. Jessey Torrey, Jun. the papers of an unknown person, and Ballston Spa. For the author. 12mo. published by Mr. Benjamin de Constant. pp. 36. Philadelphia, M. Carey & Son. New. The goodness of Dr. Torrey's interYork, by the booksellers. 12mo. pp. 238. tions cannot be doubted—we only regret

This is as flagrant an instance of book- that he is not better qualified by nature making as we have met with amongst us. and education to carry into effect his beA very paltry and uninteresting story, by nevolent designs. dint of leading, and spacing, and large E. type, is spread over two hundred and The Power of Faith, Exemplified thirty-eight pages of coarse paper, and the Life and Writings of the late Mrs. charged at the price of one dollar. We Isabella Graham, of New-York. Second will hope that this finesse is imputable to Edition. New-York, Kirk & Mercein. the country printer, and not to the very 12mo. pp. 428. extensive and enterprising booksellers The subject of these memoirs appears who appear as the original publishers in to have been a lady of most amiable cha; this country. The author of this novel racter. Her active benerolence evinced has made some noise in the political the sincerity of her religion, which bow. world. We do not think that this pro- ever spiritual, was not suffered to evapo. duction will obtain for him great literary rate in faith. Though we have our dou

clcbrity. As we have not seen the ori- of the utility of publishing to the wo sinal, we camot pronounce upon the the private meditations of every pers beanies of its style, but its plot is neither whose natural enthusiasm has given probable nor ingenious. Mr, Constant religious zeal the appearance of super


tural fervour, we cannot but admire the have their convenience and their value, but practical example exhibited by Mrs. Gra- they were not designed to supersede eveham, whose fortitude, resignation, and ry other source of intelligence, nor do charity are worthy all imitation.

they affect to do it. Our own pretensions,

though somewhat higher, do not rise to A Concise View of the principal Points any loftier aim than to assist the general of co:itroversy between the Protestant cause by calling attention to works that and Roman Churches. By the Rev. C. merit perusal, marking their excellences H. Wheaton, D. D. Rector of St. Mary's and noting their errors or defects. In fact, Church, Burlington, N. J.-An Address our criticisms can be appreciated only by to the Roman Catholics of the United those who are conversant with the subStates of America. By a Catholic Cler- jects of our scrutiny. We are, therefore, gyman.-A Reply to An Address to the directly interested in the wider diffusion of Roman Catholics of the United States that knowledge to which journals like of America. By the author of a Letter the present serve as pioneers. to the Roman Catholics of the City of E. Worcester.--A Short Angwer to“ A True A Geographical Description of the Exposition of the Doctrine of the Catho- State of Louisiana : presenting a view of lic Church, touching the Sacrament of the soil, climate, animal, vegetable, and Penance, with the grounds on which mineral productions ; illustrative of its this Doctrine is founded,"contained in an natural physiognomy, its geographical Appendix to the Catholic Question de- configuration and relative situation : with cided in the city of New York, in July, an account of the character and manners 1818. By Charles 11. Wheaton, D. D. of the inhabitants : being an accompani&c.-Some Remarks on Dr. O'Gallag- ment to the Map of Louisiana. By Wilher's 'Brief Reply' to Dr. Wheaton's liam Darby. Philadelphia, John Melish.

Short Answer.'' By Charles H. Whea- New-York, Kirk and Mercein. 8vo. pp. ton, D. D. &c. New-York, David Long- 270. worth. 8vo.

Mr. Darby has given a very interesting These controversial tracts have been work on the Louisiana country and setcollected into a stout octavo, and offer an elements. It consists of two parts, a map inviting repast to those who have a relish of the regions he describes, and a memoir for polemics. We do not interfere in dise elucidating the map. Major Rennel had putes touching matters of faith.

set a noble example before the geograph

ers, in his chart of India, with its explanaThe Journal of Science and the Arts. tory volume. Our fellow-citizen has Edited at the Royal Institution of Great worthily adopted the plan. It is to be Britain. New-York, James Eastburn & hoped that there will be other followers Co. Vol. I. No. I. Published Quarterly. and imitators ; and that every valuable

It is a gratifying evidence of the state map, instead of being a mere exhibition of science in this country, that a work of of rivers, coasts, a few hills, and the civil this kind should find a sufficient demand delineations, will carry on its front a larger to warrant its republication. We sincerely portion of physical character, and in an hope that adequate encouragement may accompanying document, a good body of induce its continuance. So far from feel- geological, statistical, and historical ining jealous at the introduction of new formation. Then geography will rise to periodical works into competition for pa- its proper degree of importance. tronage, we consider the extension of In favour of the present performance, it their circulation auxiliary to our own may be observed, that the author is insuccess. By it a taste for literature and dustrious, scientific, and intelligent; that a spirit of scientific inquiry may be cre- he knows from actual observation much ated where they do not exist, and will of the territory he describes; and that only be increased where they are already hij acquaintance has been long and intiimplanted. Could a desire be awakened Date enou to qualify him well for the in the great mass of the reading public' task he has undertahen. for any other information than is to be 1. gleaned from the columns of a weekly T he History of Little lienry and his print, our country would afford an ainplo Bearer. From the pighth English edition. support to numerous publications in the New York, E. B. Gould. various departments of learning. We This i4 a child's book, designed to conshall never deserve the title of the most vey religious instruction, but we think enlightened people in the world' till we not exactly adapted to the comprehenread somethiog besidesnewspapers. These ciun of children. Ita teeets are those

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generally denominated orthodox. The the characters we know little, and of the scene is laid in the East Indies, and the story less. We discover many just incidents of the story are connected with thoughts, and some good writing-with its locality.

frequent abortive attempts at wit, much E.

vulgarity, numerous specimens of false The Theory of Moral Sentiments, or eloquence, and not a few violations of an Essay toward an Analysis of the prin- grammar. In page 29 we have this senciples, by which men naturally judge con- tence" One thing seems very peculiar cerning the conduct and character, first of in dreams: it may be said with certainty, their neighbours, and afterwards of them- that no person ever saw the same face selves: to which is added, a Dissertation twice when they were asleep. They will on the Origin of Languages. By Adam dream of a person after," &c. In page Smith, L. L. D. F. R. S. From the last 37, besides supping,' a low word for English edition. Boston, Wells and Lilly. sipping, and 'twidling with his spoon,' Svo. pp. 250.

for twidling his spoon, a very inelegant To give an analysis of this great work, expression at best, we find the following on this occasion, cannot be expected; it unintelligible paragraph. " In love! by is sufficient to say, that it is one of the this thimble," cried Harriet, who saw the standard works in English literature. whole in a glass opposite, where she was The same comprehensive as well as dis pretending to work." Among the vulgar criminating mind, to which the world is jokes are such expressions as these, indebted for the “ Wealth of Nations," « kicked to death by grasshoppers," " like has been employed in the investigation shot from a shovel," "a hurra's nest," and elucidation of “The Theory of Mo- "a hen in a hurricane," &c. A lady's ral Sentiments," and it stands confessedly ringlets are flatteringly resembled to live one of the most splendid monuments of worms,' p. 57. The same lady's mind profound and liberal inquiry, which any is emphatically termed the legitimate age or nation has produced. Though the breathing of the Deity, chained to earth ;" subject, or rather the manner of treating &c. p. 56. We have not adverted to one it, is abstruse, yet the opinions of the in ten of the errors we marked in the few book are well defined, the style is clear pages which we perused. Yet we think and aniinated, illustrated by great learn- we can discern indications of talent in the ing, and abounding in felicitous allusions. author, and are willing to attribute his Great praise is due to the Boston publish- blunders rather to haste than to ignoers of this valuable work, not only for rance. We shall feel bound to read the their enlightened spirit of enterprise, but work through, and should we deem it for the correct and elegant manner in worth while, will notice it hereafter. which the book is executed. We have seen E. a Philadelphia edition,published almost si- The Ethereal Physician; or Medical multaneously, but which is in a much in- Electricity revived ; its Pretensions fairly ferior style of workmanship, though it is and candidly considered and examined, charged at a higher price.

and its Efficacy proved, in the prevention

and cure of a great variety of Diseases ; Keep Cool, a Novel. Written in Hot with the details of upward of sixty cures Weather. By Somebody, M. D. C. &c. in the short space of two years, in cases &c. &e. Author of Sundry works of of Rheumatism, Headache, Pleurisy, Abgreat merit-Never published or read, scess, Quinsy, Piles, Incubus, &c. &c. from His-story. Reviewed by-Himself, with some Observations on the Nature of “ Esquire.” Baltimore. Joseph Cushing. the Electric Fluid, and Hints concerning New-York, Kirk & Mercein, 2 the best mode of applying it for Medical vols. pp. 435.

Purposes. No. 1. By Thomas Brown, We obtained this work at so late an Author of a History of the People called hour that we have been able to run over the Shakers. To which is added, a brief only a hundred pages of it. We have not, Account of its Medical Practice. By therefore, sufficient grounds on which to Jesse Everett. Albany, G. Loomis & pronouncea definitive opinion of its merits. Co. 8vo. pp. 64. From the title page we certainly receive The author has taken occasion, in his ed no favourablc impression--the mock title-page, to give a sufficiently full ac

Review,' however, which contains some count of the object of his work ; it only fair hits at us and our cri ical brethren, remains for us to relate how he has exeraised an expectation, which if it have cuted his undertaking. He lays no claini not been defeated, has not been strength- to the character of a scholar; he only ened, by our progress in the work. Of professes to have ascertained, by actual

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experiment, the efficacy of the electric be any truth in the cases stated in the fluid in the relief and cure of many book before us, it is high time men of diseases; and he certainly appears, thoug systematic learning turned their attention a plain man, to have proceeded according this way, for the credit of science as well to an enlightened spirit of practical phi- as the comfort of their fellow-creatures. losophy. He has fortified himself by nu- L merous citations from the most learned and wise philosophers, that have written

Reports of Cases argued and adjudged :

in the Supreme Court of the United upon the subject of electricity, and has

States. then gone on to do, what is necessary to

February Term, 1817. By. all accurate knowledge and safe conclu

Henry Wheaton, Counsellor at Law.

Volume II. pp. 527. sions, make his experiments and faithfully relate them. There is, we confess, an

This volume is just issued from the appearance of quackery and empiricism press, and we have not had an opportuniin the book, but this is chargeable upon

ty to make an examination of its contents. the manner in which it is drawn up, and The character of its predecessor, howshould not be allowed to bring discredit ever, leaves us no doubt of the correctness upon the subject, nor upon the experi- and judgment with which it has been ments of the author, if they are well au- compiled and arranged. The importance thenticated; and we should advise him. of the decisions it records is sufficient to in his succeeding numbers,-for this pub- commend it to the attention of the genlication, he tells us, is only the first of a tlemen of the gown. The questions that series,--to state facts and relate cases come under the cognizance of the Suwith all the perspicuity and simplicity in preme Court of the United States are his power, and spare himself the trouble of a multifarious nature, and involve very of speaking of the conscientiousness of his different interests. In the suits between endeavours or the piety of his motives individuals of the several States principles If men of science-of accomplished minds of the statute and common law, and of and skill in experimenting would take up the law merchant, are determined, whilst the subject of electricity as connected in the maritime Causes, points of interwith medicine, and pursue it with as much national law come under consideration, zeal and fidelity as Mr. Brown has done, and decisions are had affecting the prac incalculable benefits might be expected tice of all commercial countries. 10 result from their labours; and if there

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SOLUTION TO THE MATHEMATICALQUES- the usual method, we readily obtain the TIONS IN OUR JULY NUMBER required position.

This method of solution was given by As we have not yet procured a suffi- X. of New-Haven. When the question A cient quantity of the type necessary is resolved geometrically we have only to for printing complete solutions to the ma- remark, that when the two equal sides of thematical questions, we are obliged, for an isosceles triangle are given, the area inthe present, to confine ourselves to such creases as the contained angle approaches sketches of the solutions as can be given in magnitude to a right angle: therefore, in common language. .

when the given cone is acute angled or soLUTION TO QUESTION 1. right angled, the required section is along The first of the given equation divided

the axis, but when the cone is obtuse by the second, gives the difference of the

angled, the base of the required triangle numbers equal to 2, from which and the

is the diagonal of a square of which the second equation, we find by a quadratic

side is the same with the slant side of the and i for the numbers sought.


This very simple construction was given SOLUTION TO QUESTION II.

by Analyticus. .Mr. O'Shaunessey's soWhen this question is treated analyti- lution was also of the geometrical kind. cally, it leads to a quadratic formula,

'SOLUTION TO QUES. III. which must be a maximum ; and by This question resolved by analytic getaking its differential, &c. according to ometry furnishes the equation of three VOL. I. VO. VI.


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