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A HEROINE OF THE SEA.

Since withholding cannot make Thee rich, or giving Lemaire, around the Horn, and in a short time make Thee poor,

brain fever developed itself. We humbly crave a blessing now from thy exhaustless

From that time, up to the period of her arrival

at San Francisco, Mrs. Patton was both nurse Cause wars to cease- e-break every yoke-let the op. and navigator. When her husband was taken

pressed go free, So shall our thankful hearts ascribe all glory due to sick the ship was given in charge of the second Thee.

mate. He, however, was but an indifferent New York, 3d mo. 5th, 1857.

navigator, and although he knew how to take an

observation, he could not work up the reckonHOME.

ing. Mrs. Patton, who, on her previous voyage, Home's not merely four square walls,

had studied navigation as a pastime, now took obThough with pictures hung and gilded ;

servations, worked up the reckoning by chronoHome is where affection callsFilled with shrines the heart hath builded.

meter time, laid the ship's courses, and perHome !-go watch the faithful dove

formed most of the other duties of the captain Sailing 'neath the heaven above us ;

of the ship. During this time her husband was Home is where there's one to love,

delirious with the fever, and she shared his Home is where there's one to love us.

head, and devised every means in her power to Home is not merely roof and room,

soothe and restore him. To this end, she studied It needs something to endear it;

medicine to know how to treat his case intelliHome is where the heart can bloom ; Where there's some kind lip to cheer it.

gently, and in course of time succeeded in carryWhat is home with none to meet,

ing him alive through the crisis of his comNone to welcome, none to greet us?

plaint. Home is sweet, and only sweet,

About one week after the Captain fell sick Where there's one we love to meet us.

the mate wrote a letter to Mrs. Patton, reminding her of the dangers of the coast and the great

responsibility she had assumed, and offering to Among the noble band of women who, by take charge of the ship. She replied that, in their heroic bearing, under great trial and suf- the judgment of her husband, he was unfit to be fering, have won for themselves imperishable mate, and therefore she could not consider him fame, Mary A. Patton may claim a prominent qualified to fill the post of commander. Stung position. Mrs. Patton is a native of Boston, by this rebuff, the fellow tried to stir up the and but 20

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age. Her husband, Capt. crew to mutiny against her; but she called the Joshua A. Patton, sailed from this port in July other mates and sailors aft, and appealed to them last, for San Francisco, as commander of the to support her in her hour of trial. To a man clipper-ship Neptune's Car, of Foster & Nicker- they resolved to stand by ber and the ship, come son's line, and it was during this voyage that what might. It was pleasant to witness their his wife rendered herself so distinguished. Capt. cheerful obedience to her orders, as each man Patton is well known in this port, and at the vied with his fellows in the performance of his eastward, as a young and rising seaman; and the duty. vessels under his command have made some of By the time the ship came nearly up to the the swiftest passages on record. He took com- latitude of Valparaiso, Capt. Patton had somemand of the Neptune's Car about two years ago, what recovered from the ferer, although far too and made his first voyage in her to San Fran- weak for any mental or physical exertion, and cisco in 90 days. On that occasion Mrs. Patton the mate, under promise of doing better in fuaccompanied him to San Francisco, China, ture, had partially resumed duty. But Mrs. London, and back to New York. His next Patton discovering that he was steering the ship voyage was that last year to San Francisco, in out of her course, and making for Valparaiso, which his wife again accompanied him. The apprised her husband of the fact. The mate Neptune's Car lett port at the same time with was summoned below and asked to explain his the clippers Romance of the Seas, Intrepid, and conduct, which be did by saying that he could two others, the names of which we do not remem- not keep the ship nearer her course. Capt. ber. As usual with commanders in the Pacific Patton then had his cot moved to a part of the trade, Capt. Patton wished to get his ship into port cabin from which he could view the * tell tale” ahead of his rivals. He soon found, however, of the compass, and soon found that the mate that his first mate slept during half his watch was still steering for Valparaiso. He then sent on the quarter deck, while he kept the ship for the four mates and the sailors, and formally under reefed courses, and after repeated remon- deposed the first mate, promoting the second strances had proved unavailing he found it neces officer to his place. Then he gave orders that sary to remove him. After that he undertook under no circumstances was his ship to be taken to discharge the mate's duties as well as his into any other port than San Francisco. Soon own, and in consequence of fatigue was taken after he bad a relapse, and for 25 days before sick, while passing through the Straits of the vessel reached port he was totally blind. At

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voyage of 120 days, the vessel beating shrink from assistance from others, yet it seems three out of four of her competitors.

to us that this is a case in which our merchants The safety of the ship and the preservation may do themselves honor by a liberal recogniof her husband's life were wholly due to the tion of her heroic conduct. The Board of Underconstant care and watchfulness of Mrs. Patton. writers, we understand, have voted or will vote On her arrival she informed the consignee of her $1,000. Considering that the ship and the vessel that for fifty nights previous she had cargo were worth nearly $350,000, and that to not undressed herself.

her skill and decision they are mainly indebted - Some time in December last we published the for its safety, under most adverse circumstances only account of this remarkable instance of —for the weather was unusually severe—we female fortitude which had been given, in an think, looking at the matter from a purely pecuextract from a commercial letter to the owners Diary point of view, the least they should have in this city. Yesterday we received a note from done would have been to give her a check for our ship-news collector, stating that Mrs. Patton $5,000. Not only did she safely take the ship and her husband were in this city, having arrived from Cape Horn to San Francisco, but both in the steamer George Law. We found them vessel and cargo were in better trim than any of at the Battery Hotel, and obtained an interview her competitors when she reached port. Of with Mrs. Patton. She was assiduously attend. course the owners of the ship will do handsomely ing her busband as heretofore ; but his situation by Mrs. Patton; but were the merchants of New is such as to preclude all hope of recovery. Be- York to make up a liberal purse it would prove fore leaving San Francisco, deafness was added highly acceptable to the widow (as she almost to his other aflictions, and he now lies upon his certainly soon will be) and her small family. couch insensible to everything but the kind Capt. Patton is a native of Rockland, Maine, offices of his beloved companion, and so weak and has risen from the forecastle solely by his that he may expire at any moment. Occasionally own exertions. Mrs. Patton and her brother he speaks to his wife, sometimes lucidly, but will convey him to their home in Boston to-day oftener in a wild and incoherent manner. Mrs. by the steamer, if the weather will permit. That Patton's brother, Mr. Brown, we believe, who she has the entire sympathies of this community is foreman of a ship-yard in Boston, is in attend- in her trying affliction she may be fully assured, ance upon his sister and brother-in-law. From and also that by her good deeds she has added him we learned that Capt. Patton had been taken another laurel to the honor of her sex.–New care of by his brother Masons in San Francisco, York Tribune. and Dr. Harris

, one of the fraternity, had watched
over him on his way home. On leaving San
Francisco, he seemed to rally considerably, but

THE LEATHER-DRESSER'S LIBRARY.
on reaching a warm latitude he relapsed, and has Many years ago we were in the habit of pas-
sunk to the hopeless state in which we found sing frequently by a large, plain-looking wooden
him. The Masons of this city, having been ad-building in Cambridgeport, a mile or two west
vised from San Francisco of his intended depar- of Boston, and of observing upon it a plain sign
ture for home, were waiting for the George Law on which were the words
on her arrival, and brought him on a litter to the
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THOMAS DOWSE,
Battery Hotel, where they have since watched

LEATH ER-DRESSER.
over him.

With that modesty which generally distin- The owner of the shop and the master in it
guishes true merit, Mrs. Patton begged to be might be found engaged in his business, neither
excused from speaking about herself. She said afraid nor ashamed to be seen in his shirt-sleeves
that she had done no more than her duty, and and baize apron steadily at work at his trade.
as the recollection of her trials and sufferings One might go in and do business with him,
evidently gave her pain, we could not do other- and leave him without supposing him to know
wise than respect her feelings. Few persons more of books than his neighbors, the blacksmith
would imagine that the woman who behaved so or the wheelwright. But wait till his business-
bravely, and endured so much for her husband's hours are over, and you will see him laying
sake, is a slender New-England girl, scarcely aside his tools and working-dress; and very soon
twenty years old. She is a lady of medium he will be found in a spacious apartment, taste-
height, with black hair, large, dark, lustrous eyes, fully furnished, and surrounded by many thou-
and very pleasing features. Her health is very sands of volumes of rare and valuable books.
much impaired from the hardship which she has Upon inquiry, you find that for nearly or quite
undergone. Yet she does not spare herself in fifty years he has been collecting standard books
the least, but is most faithful and constant in in the various departments of literature, until he
her attentions to her husband. We have been has formed a library of at least five thousand
informed that she is in straitened circumstances, volumes, at a cost of from thirty to fifty thousand

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dollars. They are all in the best binding and "LDRIDGE'S HILL BOARDING SCHOOL.-The

ELE well preserved.

next Term of this Institution will commence on

the 18th of 5th month next and continue 20 weeks. Perhaps you might think it was his hobby to

Scholars of both sexes will be received during the buy all the rare books he could find, just as some coming Term. people get together autographs, old coins, &c. All ihe branches of a liberal English education are But it would be a mistake. He is at home among thoroughly taught in this institution ; also the elements his books. He knows how to use them, and has of the Latin and French languages.

Terms $70 per session. To those studying Latin made himself master of much of their contents.

or French an additional charge will be made of $3 for Mr. Dowse, pow far advanced in life, has lately each language. made a gift of this valuable library to the Mas- No other extra charges except for the use of Classachusetts Historical Society. When the letter sical and Mathematical Books and Instruments.

A daily Stage passes the door to and from Philadelgiving notice ofthe gift was read, Mr. Everett

phia. made an address, gratefully acknowledging the For further particulars address the Principal for a society's obligation for so valuable a gift, and Circular. commending in warm terms the taste and judg

ALLEN FLITCRAFT, ment of Mr. D. in the selection of his books, and

Eldridge's Hill, Salem County, N. J. his wisdom in combining intellectual pursuits

REEN LAWN BOARDING SCHOOL

FOR and pleasures with his daily toil.

J GIRLS, Dear Unionville, Chester County, Pa. While good books are so abundant and so The summer session of this school will commence on cheap, every boy and girl who can read may the fourth of Firth month next, and continue twenty have some books of their own. A little library,

weeks. The course of instruction, by competent begun early, will grow very vast by adding a branches comprising a shorough English Education,

female teachers, will be extensive in all the usual book or two at a time; and, though few may Drawing included. Terms fifty-five dollars per session, gather so large or valuable a library as the Cam- one bali in advance. Fancy 'needlework at an extra bridgeport leather-dresser, almost every one may charge of three dollars. The use of all Class Books, secure a sufficient number and variety to improve Globes, Maps, Planisphere, Physiological Charts, Pens

aud Ilik, two dollars per session. Those wishing to the mind and give wise employment for every enter will please give their names as early as possible. leisure hour. Begin a library.-Y. P. Gazette. For circulars address the Principal, Unionville Post

Office.

EDITH B. CHALFANT, 3mo. 28. 3t.

Principal. THE PROSPECTIVE SUGAR CROP IN ILLINOIS.

ONDON GROVE SCHOOL FOR Ill., writes to the Belleville Advocate that he

commence the Summer session of this institution on shall plant 25 acres with the Chinese sugar cane

the Ist 20 day in the 5th mo. next. Lectures will be the present season. “ I am convinced,” he says, delivered on various subjects, by the teacher. Also, " that the State of Illinois will in five years make on Anatomy and Physiology, by a medical practitionher own sugar, and certainly with molasses, to

er; the former illustrated by appropriate apparatus ; supply my little town. At all events I shall try.” the latter by plates adapted to the purpose.

TERMS; 65 dollars for 20 weeks. No extra charge Mr. Kroh, of Wabash Co., who some months except for the Latin language, which will be 5 dollars. ago made a statement of the result of his expe For Circulars, including relerences, and further parriment with the sugar cane last year, thinks that ticulars, address he will manufacture from one acre,

planted

BENJAMIN SWAYNE, Principal,

London Grove P. O., Chester co., Pa. with the Chinese weed,five hundred gallons of

3d mo. 14, 1857. molasses, a superior article to any manufactured in the South, and sold by the merchants in Coles BYBERRY BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. Co. in 1856, for 75 cts. per gallon; and further, Hillbors and sisters, will commence on the 1st Second

The fourth session of this school, taught by JANE that he will manufacture it at the cost of ten day in the Fifth month, and continue twenty weeks. cents per gallon.

The usual branches of a liberal English Education will
be taught.

TERMS: $60 per session, one half payable in ad-
M been in successful operation for the last 20 years, Circulars, containing particulars, address,

vance,

the other half at the end of the term. For as a day school, will now receive six or eight female

JANE HILLBORN, Byberry P. O., Pa. pupils, (girls under 13 years of age preferred,) as

3d mo. 14, 1857.-8t. boarders in ihe family. Attention will be paid to health, morals, &c. They will be desired to attend

ENESEE VALLEY BOARDING SCHOOL FOR Friends' Meeting on First days, accompanied by one G of their teachers, also mid-week Meetings if required commence on the 20 of 3d mo. next, and continue by parents or guardians. Terms $35 00 per quarter fourteen weeks. of twelve weeks, (one-half payable in advance) in

TERMS.—$42 per term for tuition, board and wash-
cluding board, washing, &c. for furi her particulars ing, fuel, pens and inks, for particulars address the
enquire of
LETITIA MURPHY, Principal.

Principal ior a circular.
SARAH C. WALKER, Assistant.

STEPHEN COX, Principal.
No. 158, Main st., Franklord Pa.

Scottsville P. O., Monroe C8., N. Y.
N. B. Plain and fancy needle-work taught.
3d mo., 21st, 1857,-41.pd.

Verrihew & Thompson, Prs., Lodge St., North side Penna. Bark.

_E. S. Baker, of Rochester Mills, Wabash. Co L YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.--.It is intended to

FRIENDS

INTELLIGENCER.

VOL. XIV.

PHILADELPHIA, FOURTH MONTH 11, 1857.

No. 4.

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and again, in the inidst of darkness. Do not

perplex thyself with anxious thoughts about the EXTRACT FROM MEMOIR OF PRISCILLA GURNEY.

future. Many and great as have been the disContinued from page 34.]

couragements which I have had to pass through, From P. Gurney to Maria Fox.

from within and from without, I can yet bear Cromer Hall, Eleventh Month 20th, 1820.

my testimony to the reality of the gift, and to I have often had to review the past very se. the tender mercy and all-sufficiency of the power riously, as thou mayest suppose; and I believe I of Him who, when he sees meet, can make use may say in this work [of the ministry) though I of the most feeble instruments in bis service. I am a ware how limited it has been, I can remem- can hardly do otherwise than encourage others ber few occasions in which the way has not been to be faithful

, keeping a single eye to our Lord, made for me. No circumstances in society, no watching against imaginations and the delusions difficulties or discouragements, have prevailed of our owu forming, or of our spiritual enemy. against these manifestations of the Spirit of In every act of submission and of dedication, Truth; for if we believe at all, what else can we fear not! If the Lord be with us, if He be our call them? Nor have I, that I remember, ever | God, we need never be dismayed.”. had occasion to repent yielding to them. Now Referring to Priscilla Gurney's increased inI would not make this confession to many, and disposition, her brother Buxton writes at this I am sure I say it not in the way of boasting, timebut rather with an humble and thankful sense As for my dearest Priscilla, I peither grieve of the marvellous loving-kindness and tender with the bad account of yesterday, nor rejoice mercy of the Lord, who in this particular service with the more favorable one of to-day. I feel has brought me to submit to his will, -who has, her given to the Lord, and I am sure He is I believe I may say, invariably made hard things about her bed, and that He loves her, and that

many, many times, bitter things sweet. whatsoever shall happen to her shall be sent in Most happy should I be, could I believe that in peculiar tender ess; and in these certain truths other parts of my calling I had as simply followed I commit her tu Him without fear or repining. the leadings and most gracious guidance of the She is inexpressibly dear to my inmost soul; Shepherd. He voly knows how far too much I but I look upon her as a saint already in the lave followed the devices and desires of my own hands of the Lord, and as lie is managing for heart-bow far too little I have committed my- her I cannot venture to wish for anything, es. self in my ways unto Him, inasmuch as in those cept the thing, whatever it may be, that He may things in which I have been anxious to choose ordain. I am satisfied and joyful in her state, for myself, I have had many conflicts to pass and can with unbounded confidence commit her through, and have been involved in many per- to the Lord, and shall be almost glad if you tell

But, deeply sensible as I am of my her I send no message of hope or fear, neither short comings, &c., I have had some comforting can I hope nor fear. assurance of the unsearchable riches of Christ, To E. R., a beloved friend at Fakenham, who as our Redeemer from sin and from death,

had tenderly nursed her. the prospect of the uncertainty of life, and the

(Supposed to be the last letter written by Priscilla Gurney.) probability of a nearness to death, I have, I be. Cromer Hall, First-day, 1st mo. 28 h, 1821. lieve, known a little what it is to cast all our I wish to thank thee, my dearest Emma, for burdens on Him who hath suffered for us, and thy love and kindness to me, not only during

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my illness, but from the commencement of our we might be found to fill in the church above. friendship. I have often been surprised at the What a favor to be admitted at all into it! She constancy and stability of thy friendship for me, often thought of the parable of the man coming feeling but little in myself, or in my conduct, in, and taking a high seat. She was entirely that has deserved it. A constant faithful friend convinced that we could not be happy in spiriis, however, of no small value, and of late, ex: tual or temporal things till we were made really cluded as I have been from many whom I love, willing to take the lowest seat. I expressed my I am not insensible to those things which are of firm belief that, as one star differeth fiom another true value. I perhaps, prompted to make star in glory, she would be one of chief magni. one more attempt at expression of my love and tude. This grieved her : she thought it had interest for thee and thy dear husband, by the been an inexpressible blessing to have been effects of a singular dream, which I had the kept in this evil world from great sins, and to other night. I thought I was going off on a have been preserved in a measure from evil. long journey, and had parted from everybody, She was most thankful and sensible of the when thy image presented itself strongly before mercies in every way bestowed upon her; but me : nothing could exceed thy kindness or readi- yet continued to express a deep sense of the lowness to help

me to pack up and go, but that I could ness of her state. I spoke of the uncommon not receive any help, and chose to pack up for gifts and graces which she had received. She myself, (how drolly descriptive of our two selves, replied, “I am quite convinced that gifts are was it not ?) and yet, all the while, I felt so no proofs of the life of the soul. We do not united to thee in love, and was uneasy afterwards, live by gifts; and I am thankful that my

minisbecause I was afraid I had hurt thee, and had try is so much taken from me, to show me how not taken a satisfactory leave of thee and thy little the life of religion in my soul depends upon dear husband. Therefore, my beloved friends, it; and also how entirely the work is out of myas this long journey may not be very remote from self.” me, (not that I am inclined to be superstitious Her sister L. Hoare's diary supplies some on the subject,) I am the more easy to bid you farther particulars of this interesting illness:affectionately farewell ! and to express my very “ February 12th.After bearing the fortysincere desire that you may prosper on your way second Psalm, she said a few words of thanksZion-wards; for if we are not travelling this giving,—“I thank thee, O Lord ! that through road, what end or resting place can we any of our great weakness and manifold infirmities we us look for? Oh, that you may then, and your can say, “ Hitherto thou hast helped us ;” and children, be led to walk patiently, constantly, we pray thee, whatsoever state we may have to firmly, and faithfully in the way everlasting! pass through, we may find the grace of the Lord I have lately been brought very low, but my Jesus Christ sufficient for us. state is fluctuating, and I wish not to speculate When I told her that F. and R. C. bad arupon it. It is a wonderful mercy to be kept in rived (from Switzerland,) she said, “ That is a a measure of tranquillity of mind, and to be spared comfort.” Their introduction to the room was from greater suffering. If I have not the active easy and comforting. When she could speak, help of my friends, I trust and believe I bave holding the hand of each of them, she said she their watchfulness and prayer : these are what I hoped the presence of God had come with them; most need. Do not give way to too much feel. it was a great comfort to her to see them. I ing about me: my motto often is, and I recom- thought she shed tears, which have been very mend it to thee, “Remember, oh my soul, the rare with her through all her illness. quietude of those in whom Christ governs, and 14th.-Priscilla wished F. to sit and read with in all thou dost, feel after it !” Love to all your us : he read the thirteenth of John. She said, family circle.

when it was done, “It is so comforting, I should Thine, &c.,

like the next chapter.” He read the fourteenth. PRISCILLA GURNEY. P. afterwards said to me, “ It has been a delight

ful reading ; I don't know when I have felt so We proceed with her sister's narrative. comforted." Something of happiness prevailed

January19th.—Priscilla has been very over our sick room, and our dearest patient was increasingly ill; obliged to give up work, and strikingly serene, comfortable and easy. In the nearly all writing and reading to herself. In- evening she was very sinking: she wished us all teresting conversation with her in the morning to meet in her room: we sat in silence. She on her place in the church, in heaven especially prayed, “Grant, O Lord, that thy poor unworthy She expressed her own view that there are dif. servant may so see, and feel, and experience thy ferent stations in the church, some to more great salvation, that she may depart in peace. honor, some to less; that she was sensible she - Tell tbem,” she said to her sister Buxton, was fitted and intended for a low place, but she “ tell them all to watch with me.” was perfectly willing to keep a low place; that it Rachel's journal proceeds as follows:was almost presumptuous to talk of what place February” 21sl.-P. wished us all to meet

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