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the choice made by our honourable proprietaries, who John Lawrence, were appointed to prepare a plan and by this appointment have fully evidenced their attention estimate the expense of such an improvement. to our welfare and the security of our rights, civil and June 4, 1763. The Board having resumed the conreligious.

sideration of the proposal concerning the Jersey marWe sincerely hope, your Honour's administration may ket, and the committee presenting a plan agreeable to be easy and agreeable to you. And rest fully assured the directions of the Board at the last meeting: A questhat the privileges granted to the corporation of this tion was put whether stalls with brick pillars should be city by that great patron of liberty, our first worthy erected to the eastward of the Court House to begin proprietor, will be effectually preserved.".

about forty feet from the line of Second street with a To which his honour was pleased to make the follow- covering over the whole; and at the end thereof, on ing answer:

front street, a building to serve the purposes of a green Gentlemen,-I am extremely obliged to you, for your market and an exchange agreeable, or nearly so, to the affectionate address. The favourable sentiments therein plan exhibited by the committee-Carried in the affirmexpressed of me and of my former administration, give ative. It being then moved, That part of the expense me the greatest pleasure and satisfaction.

of the said building should be defrayed out of the stock You may not only rely on my protecting the corpora in the hands of this Corporation for building an extion in the privileges granted to them by the proprietary change. It was, on debate, resolved, That the sum of charter, but on my hearty concurrence with you, for five hundred pounds should be applied out of the said whom I have a very great regard, in any measures, exchange stock for that purpose. whereby the honor or interest of this city may be ad- The mayor, aldermen Mitilin and Willing, Alexander vanced.”

Houston, and John Lawrence, were appointed to emJan. 3, 1760. The ordinances relating to cording of ploy workmen and have the stalls and building comwood, to be collected by a committee.

pleted as soon as possible. Feb. 16, 1762. The recorder informed the board that It is likewise ordered, That the Treasurer call in the occasion of calling them together was, among other so much of the exchange-money now at interest as will things to consider the present state of the public streets be sufficient with what money now remains in his of this city, which were represented to be in great want hands belonging to that fund to make up the aforesaid of repairs—that the surplus money arising from the rent sum of 500 pounds. of the public wharffs, had been for many years past, October 4, 1763. Thomas Willing elected Mayor. applied to that purpose, but that the magistrates had no It was proposed that as the carrying up the stalls of power without the consent of this board, to agree with the Jersey market had been hitherto deferred by the the assessors in any such application; which frequently workmen employed by the committee, and the season prevented the magistrates and assessors from agreeing was now far advanced, it would be more safe to defer upon making repairs that were necessary till the consent the work till next spring, which was agreed to by the of this board was obtained; he therefore proposed it board, for the consideration of the board; That hereafter the The committee appointed to get the Jersey market magistrates should have a power of disposing of that built are desired to get that market put into some order surplus in conjunction with the assessors without the for this winter. trouble of calling a meeting of this board from time to The Commissioners of Philadelphia County having time for this purpose. The board having taken this made application to this Board for the loan of a sum of proposal into consideration and deliberated thereon, did money for finishing the bridge over the Dock in front agree and resolve, That the Mayor, Recorder, and any street, they not having completed the collection of taxes, three Aldermen, shall hereafter, in conjunction with the and being in want of a present supply of money. The assessors of the city have power to dispose of the sur- Board on considering this as a public work, and that plus of the said wharfage money after defraying the ex- there is money in the treasurer's hands which will not pense of repairing and improving the public wharffs; be wanted till next spring, agree to lend the Commisrendering from time to time an account to this board of sioners Joseph King, Michael Hillegas, and Abraham every such disposition.

Dawes, any sum not exceeding £400 for the purpose A beam and scales for the meal market cost, £22 3 0 aforesaid, on giving their private bonds to this Corpora

Sep. 21, 1762. Middle ferry on Schuylkill leased for tion, payable on the 1st day of April next, without inte3 years at £200 per annum.

rest. The treasurer to charge no commission for paying Oct. 5, 1762. Samuel Garrigues petitioning the board or receiving the money. for an allowance for overlooking the corders of wood and October 31, 1763. The Board agreed to address and taking care of the public wharves and fire engines, and give an entertainment to the Hon. John Penn, Esq. the for sweeping and cleaning the market, and ringing the new Governor. market bell. The board do agree to allow the said s. November 7, 1763. “The humble Address of the G. in consideration of all his services of that sort, the Mayor and Commonalty of the city of Philadelphia. sum of twenty five pounds per annum.

Muy it please your Honour March 14, 1763. · Alderman Shoemaker, the Trea- “The Mayor and Commonalty of the city of Philasurer, on some objections being made to the commis- delphia beg leave to congratulate your honour on your sions of 5 per ct. for receiving, and 5 per ct. for paying appointment to the government of this province and the money of this corporation, proposed of his own ac- safe arrival in it. cord to reduce those commissions for the future to 2} “When we reflect on the many virtues of your wor. per ct. for receiving, and 24 for paying.

thy ancestor, our first proprietor and governor, under May 27, 1763. It being reported to the board that whose forming hand this city and province were settled, as the Market street to the eastward of the court house and to whose wisdom their growth and present flourishwas now regulating and paving, and the stalls in the ing state are in a great measure owing, we are impressJersey market were in a ruinous condition, some repairs ed with the highest veneration for his memory. Permit in the same became immediately necessary,

us sir to assure you that we with pleasure behold the therefore proposed that the present wooden stalls be administration of this government committed to a genpulled down and more durable ones erected, and that at tleman descended from one so dear to us, and we doubt the east end thereof near Front street, there should be not but you will imitate his great example, by considera market for greens and roots, erected in such a manner ing your own interest and happiness as inseparably conas to answer the purposes both of a market and exchange. nected with the people over whom you preside. The consideration of this proposal was deferred to the “Warmed with the pleasing review of virtues so next meeting, and in the mean time, the Mayor, Alder. amiable and beneficial to this colony, we cannot (conmen Mifflin, and Willing, and Alexander Houston, and sistent with a due regard to merit) forbear expressing

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the highest esteem and affection for our late worthy Go. he was always spoken of as possessing much sarcastic vernor, Mr. Hamilton. Common justice calls upon us to wit; and also, for using expletives in his common conacknowledge, that he filled the station with credit and versation, in the opinion of those who spoke on the subhonour; and we are persuaded that his whole conductject, to be neither useful nor ornamental. hath been influenced by a sincere attachment to the An anecdote, strikingly illustrative of the latter, might public good. As nothing can be more acceptable to a here be given of the Doctor and a member of the Sociegood and generous mind, than that virtue should receive ty of Friends, who had lent him his great coat to shelter the just tribute of praise, we need not apologise to your him on his way home, from the then, falling rain. The honour for taking this public occasion of manifesting coat was loaned by the Friend to the Doctor, with a our gratitude to your predecessor,

moral condition annexed; which, upon the return of the "We firmly rely on your favour, in protecting the coat, he declared he had religiously performed, -adding, Corporation of this city, in the enjoyment of all the in a facetious vein, a supplemental remark to the Friend, rights and privileges granted them by charter, and sin- descriptive of an unusual propensity he found himself to cerely wish that your administration may be attended be labouring under, during the whole time he had been with satisfaction to yourself, and lasting advantage to the enveloped in a plain coat; having so said and done, they public.

separated on the most friendly terms, with a hearty THOMAS WILLING, Mayor. laugh on both sides. Does none remember? Philada. 7th Nov. 1763.”

Dr. Thomas Say, lived in Moravian, now Bread street, THE GOVERNOR'S REPLY.

on the west side, near Arch street. Having to pass that Gentlemen-I return you my hearty thanks for this way frequently to school, his person became very famikind and obliging address, and in a particular manner liar. In fair weather, he was to be seen, almost daily, for your good wishes for me, and the affection you ex- standing, dressed in a light drab suit, with his arms gentpress for my family.

ly folded, and leaning with one shoulder against the My predecessor Mr. Hamilton justly deserves the cheek of the door, for the support evidently of his rather character you have given him, and nothing can be more tall and slender frame-now weakened by age. He agreeable to me than this testimony of your gratitude was the same Dr. Thomas Say, who many years before, to him.

had been in a trance, of three days' continuance; during The corporation of this city may rest assured that I which time, (whether in the body or out of the body, will do every thing in my power to protect them in the he could not tell) he beheld many wonderful matters, enjoyment of their rights and privileges."

as is fully detailed, in the “Life of Thontas Say," now 28 November 1763. Expense of entertainment to the extant, and written by bis son Benjamin, deceased. He Governor £203 17 04.

was of fair complexion: and his thinly spread hair, of the Agreed that an order be drawn by the Mayor on the silvery white, slightly curled over; and behind the ears Treasurer of this Board for the sum of fifty pounds to in appearance very venerable; in his speech and manner, be paid to the Trustees appointed by the General As- mild and amiable-as is well remembered concerning sembly for the conveying to this corporation a lot on the him, while he stood, one day affectionately admonishing north-east corner of the state house square for the erect- some boys, who had gazed perhaps too rudely, at ing a city ball.

the aged man, of whom they had heard, probably

that he had seen a vision. He mildly advised them to PHYSICIANS.

pass on their way—pressing at the same time, and with One of the earliest, and one of the most vivid recol- lasting effect, upon the mind of one of them, “never to lections in this city, by the remniscent, is of the person of stare, (said he) at strangers, and aged men.", old Doctor Chevat, living at the time, directly opposite The next aged physician of the Old School, was Dr. the (now) white swan, in Race, above Third-street. -, who lived next door to Dr. Ustick's Baptist He it was, who by his genius, professional skill and per- meeting-house, in Second street near Arch street. The severance, finally perfected those wonderful (at the time) Doctor had retired from practice altogether, and was anatomical preparations in wax, which, since his death, known to the public eye as an antiquated looking old have been in possession of the Pennsylvania Hospital. gentleman, usually habited in a broad skirted dark coat These anatomical preparations, the sight of which is calcu- with long pocket Paps, buttoned across his under lated to fill the mind with solemn awe, while beholding dress; wearing in strict conformity with the cut of the not only the streets, but the lanes, alleys and inner cham- coat, a pair of Baron Steuben's military shaped boots, bers of the microcosm or little world of man, was beheld coming above the knees, for riding: his hat flapped beby the writer, only some few ycars since, forcing back fore, and cocked up smartly behind, covering a full upon the memory, the once aged appearance of the bottomed powdered wig—in the front of which might be Doctor, contrasted with the exertions made by him and seen an eagle pointed nose, separating a pair of piercapparent to every one, who beheld him, to appear ac- ing black eyes—his lips exhibiting (but only now and tive; and sprightly in busines, cleaving, as it were, to then) a quick motion, as though at the moment he was his "last sand.” This aged gentleman and Physician endeavouring to extract the essence of a small quid. As was almost daily to be seen pushing his way inspite of thus described, in habit and in person, he was to be seen his feebleness, in a kind of hasty walk or rather shuffle: almost daily, in fair weather, mounted on a short, flats his aged head, and strait white hair, bowed and hang- black, switch-tailed horse, and riding for his amusement ing forward beyond the cape of his black old fashioned and exercise, in a brisk racking canter about the streets coat, surmounted by a small cocked hat, closely turned and suburbs of the city. upon the crown upwards behind, but projectingly, and *His antique study, in the middle back room, now out of all proportion, cocked before and seemingly the merged in the part of a China Store, then exhibited the impelling cause of his anxious forward movements; his remains of consultation and practice, in by-gone times. aged lips closely compressed(sans teeth) together, were Being kept there, one day, waiting, as was thought, an in continual motion, as though he were munching some undue length of time for his coming down stairs, the what all the while; his golden headed Indian cane, not writer could no otherwise than note the ancient Frankused for his support, but dangling by a knotted black lin open stove, placed within, and under the chimney silken string from his wrist; the ferrule of his cane and as far as possiblethe labelled vials of various sizes pathe heels of his capacious shoes, well lined in winter raded along the mantle piece, and suspended over all, time with thick woolen cloth might be heard jingling in a black and gilt-edged frame, now soiled by dust and and scraping the pavement at every step; he seemed on age, upon the spacious old fashioned ornamental wood the street always as one basting as fast as his aged limbs work, an engraved likeness of “Horace,” with mottos, would permit him to some patient, dangerously ill; with almost illegible, beneath :-old musty papers folded out looking at any one, passing him to the right or left;l away, and old books here and there; an old great coat also folded carefully across the leather-bottomed chair, not, unless it can be shown that his parent or guardian near the fire.

In the centre of the room stood a small expressly acquiesced in the election. The decision of heavy looking round table, covered with faded green the Supreme Court, in one of the Sergeant & Raw le's, baize, and resting upon it, an old folio, closed;a queer establishing the point that the consent of the parent looking standish for writing, and a pen with untrimmed guardian or next friend, is indispensable to the assignfeather, sticking therein. The Doctor was hard of ment of an indenture to a third person, bears directly hearing; but brisk and lively in his movement and ad- upon this question. No arrangement or contract be. dress to any one having business with him, and pleasant tween the master and his apprentice altering the perto a degree. When spoken to, he usually lifted with a sons to whom an apprentice is bound, can be valid, unfinger the corner of his wig from one ear, in listening at- less ratified by the consent of the parent or other per titude. While on the street, every one seemed pleased son standing in loco parentis, in writing. A parent might on their observing the light elastic step of this very re- place confidence in one member of a firm, and doubt spectable old gentlemen.

the capacity of the other; or he might rely upon the He was so well known, that in his rambles from the mutual ability of both united; it is therefore expedient Town, on foot, he would step in, without ceremony, at and necessary that any vital alteration of those parties the first public office, which presented itself to his view, should be sanctioned by the parent or guardian, and and upon his seeing any vacant desk, or writing table, not alone by the boy, whose infancy incapacitates him; sit himself down, with a pleasant nod, to some one pre otherwise a parent might see his child transferred, on sent, and begin writing his letter or memorandum. One the dissolution of a firm, to a man of questionable or day, while thus occupied in his writing, he was suddenly depraved morals, without the power to avert the evil. addressed by a very forward presuming person who The dissolution of the partnership, therefore, abrogated wanted of him some medical advice gratis. Finding the indenture, the parent not consenting to the elec. himself thus interrupted, he lifted the corner of his wig, tion. There is nothing in the argument, that there is as usual, and desired the person to repeat the question, but a brief period of service yet unexpired, little injuwhich he did, loudly, as follows--Doctor! what would ry can accrue to any party by the continuation of the you advise, as the best thing, for a pain in the breast? boy in the service of Leeds; the rule now to be laid The wig, having dropped to its proper place, the Doc- down will operate upon all future indentures, whether tor, after a seemingly profound study for a moment on of one or five years duration, Petitioner discharged, the subject, replied-Oh! aye-I will tell you my good J. O'Daniel, esq. for the boy-J. P. Norris, esq. for Friend-the very best thing I could advise you to do for the master.-U. S. Gaz. a pain in the breast is to-consult your physician! These three veterans of the city, in the science and

Meadville, Penn. Sep. 18. practice of medicine in the time of the Colonies-- like In two months more, twenty five years will have elaps three remaining apples, separate and lonely upon the ed since we arrived in this village with our printing es. uppermost bough of a leafless tree, were finally shaken tablishment, being the first, and for several subsequent to the ground, by the unrelenting wind of Death, and years, the only one north west of the Allegheny river. gathered to the “narrow house,”- -as very readily sur. How short the period, yet how fruitful of interesting mised by the reader, no doubt. LANG SYNE. events—Empires, kingdoms and states have arisen in

different quarters of the globe, and again vanished, COMMON PLEAS.

scarcely leaving a vestige as a memento of their exist Commonwealth, on the rela

In the political concerns of cur state and national tion of Geo, R. Fisher, Important question of confederacy, parties and factions have had their day

Apprentice-law, their ups and downs-all affording additional proof of Josiah W. Leeds.

the mutability and transient character of every thing ap. This was a writ of habeas corpus, directed to Mr. pertaining to this life. Our village at that time consisted Leeds, commanding him to bring up the body of Geo. of a few scattered tenements, or what might properly be R• Fisher, an alledged apprentice to him, to learn the termed huts. It is now surpassed by few, it any, in trade of a Tailor. The petition set forth, that on the West Pennsylvania, for its numerous, commodious, and 13th day of February 1827, George R. Fisher was in many instances, beautiful dwelling houses, churches, bound to Messrs. Leeds & Campbell, copartners, or the academy, court house, with a splendid editice for a col. survivor of them, for the term of two years from the lege; all affording pleasing evidence of the enterprize, 2d day of Jan. then next ensuing, to learn the art, the taste and the liberality of its inhabitants. Then we trade and mystery of a tailor; and in case of a dissolu were without roads, nothing but Indian paths by which tion, he was to have the right of election or choice of to wind our way from one point to another. Now turnwhich of the said copartners he would serve, &c. fol- pikes and capacious roads converge to it from every quare lowing the usual forin in su cases; that the said part te Then the mail passed between Pittsburg and Erie nership was dissolved on the 20th of February last; once in two weeks—now eighteen stages arrive and dethat since that time, Mr. Campbell, without the peti. part weekly. Then we had not unfrequently to pack tioner's knowledge or consent, assigned to his former our paper on horseback, upwards of 200 miles, on 130 partner, the present defendant, all his right, title and of this distance, there were but three or four houses-interest, in the said indenture; and that the petitioner now, however, thanks to an enterprising citizen of the would elect and prefer to serve the other partner. Un- village, it can be had as conveniently as could be desired. der this assignment, the defendant held the boy as his Our country is marching onward. --- Crawford Mess. articled apprentice. Much conflicting testimony, as to whether the boy had elected to serve Leeds, was pro- The jury trial in the Mayor's Court, terminated on the duced on both sides; and the question before the court 24th inst. During the session 108 bills were returned was, whether, in law, he had a right so to hold him, by the grand jury, of which number 73 were returned

After argument, and a week's advisement, the true bills' and 35'ignoramus'-47 cases were tried. opinion of the court was delivered by

King, President:- The defendant has no right to Printed every Saturday morning by William F. Ged hold the boy, and he must be discharged. The privi. des, No. 59 Locust street, Philadelphia; where, and at lege of election is secured to him by the indenture.- the Editor's residence, No. 51 Filbert street, subscripTo make the election or choice valid and binding, it tions will be thankfully received. Price five dollars per must be done with the consent of the parent or guar. annum--payable in six months after the commencement dian. There is a doubt created by the evidence offered of publication--and annually, thereafter, by subscribers in this case, whether the boy did or did not elect his resident in or near the city-or where there is an agents preference, but it is immaterial whether he did or did Other subscribers pay in advance.

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DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF EVERY KIND OF USEFUL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE STATE.

EDITED BY SAMUEL HAZARD, NO. 51, FILBERT STREET.

VOL. II.-NO. 12.

PHILADELPHIA, OCT. 4, 1828.

NO. 40.

Value.

385,231 4,820

200 74,4801

2,375 6,964

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IMPORTS

Continued

Total. AT THE PORT OF PHILADELPHIA,

Indigo

lbs. 211,152 During the year 1827.

Bristles

lbs.

8441 Whiting

lbs. 20,429
FREE ARTICLES.
11st, 2d, & Fourth

Total.
Lead

lbs. 1,964,912
3d Quar's Quarter.

White

lbs.

9888 Twinc

lbs. 35,207 Brimstone value 4030

$4030

Tea, Souchong lbs. 574,252 Rags do. 6180 7540 13,720

Hyson Skin lbs. 275,599 Furs do. 6635 2750 9385 Hyson

lbs. 836,982 Hides do. 145,740 26,540 172,280 Imperial

lbs. 145,276 Dye Wood do. 13,002 6745 19,747 Corks

lbs. 29,742 Mahogany do. 71,310 17,465 88,775 Ochre, Dry

lbs.

123,097 Copper Sheathing do. 21,910 16,640 38,550 Iron Wire

lbs. 73,109
Old,
do. 22,555 4090 26,645 Nails

lbs. 48,610 for Mint, do. 14,855

14,855 Mill Saws

lbs.

577 Bullion, Silver do. 133,725 24,515 158,240 Anvils

lbs. 296, 298
Gold do.
4735 4,735 Hammers

lbs.

5804 Specie, Gold do. 66,685 24,855

91,540 Castings

lbs. 275,541 Silver do. 499,095 376,420 875,515 Tacks

M.

1340 Corkwood. do. 1,535 20 1555

Soap

lbs. 98,974 Plaster of Paris do. 10,810 1980 12,790 Tallow

lbs.

7002 Burr Stone do. 5720

5720

Camphor, crude lbs. 25,435
Sundry Articles
do. 1843 3680

5523
Spikes

lbs.

1639 Cotton

lbs.

707 SPECIFIC ARTICLES. Total. Value.

Cordage

lbs.

7111 Chain Cables

lbs. 29,146 Carpeting, Brussels,

10,6867
Anchors

lbs.

8201 Wilton

2756

Iron, Sheet
$120,640

lbs. 280,744
Venetian
41,574

Pig

cwt.

1628 Ingrain

Roll, &c. .

cwt: 24,545 Wine, Madeira

24,7737
Steel

cwt.

7695 Champaigne gal.

261
Hemp

cwt. 14,659
Sherry gal.

3571
Nail Rods

lbs. 50,460
Lisbon

6503
233,769 Scroll Iron

lbs.

2231 - Tenneriffe gal. 18,330

Salt

bush. 452,987
Claret

23,819
Coal

bush.

31,104 Burgundy

1227
Paper

lbs. 65,305
All other

390,397
Books

lbs. 39,527 Spirits, other than grn. gal. 353,151 188,620

Glass, cut

lbs.

2168 - from grain 85,729 38,992

other

lbs. 248,516 Molasses

742,378 134,931
Vials above 4 oz. groce.

3292 Beer, ale, &c.

951
398
not above 4 oz. groce.

598 Vinegar

3503

1695
Bottles

groce.

3803 Olive Oil

10,870

Fish, Dried, &c. lbs. 16,357 Linseed Oil

279

7705
Cigars

M. 2,685,487
Castor do.

gal.
29
Demijohns

5852 Coffee

lbs.
8,726,111 782,950

Sundry small articles
Cocoa

lbs. 1,693,372 167,505 Sugar, brown

lbs. 9,807,832 599,662 AD VALOREM ARTICLES | white

lbs. 1,247,384 98,418 Cloths, exceeding 331 inch.
Candy

lbs.
104

not exceeding 333 inch.
Almonds
lbs. 76,4517

Flannels Prunes lbs. 63,842 !

Blankets Raisins, Muscatel lbs. 225,640 43,960 Worsted Hose other lbs. 268,525

Worsted Stuff
Figs

lbs.
2967

All other Woollens, 33} inches
Candles, Tallow lbs. 34,468 3317 Cottons, Coloured
Wax
lbs.
14
6

White
Ibs. 10,065 1080

Hose
Ginger

lbs.
1144

Twist
lbs.
21

Nankeens
Pimento

44,327 lbs. 195,336

All other manufactured 25 per ct. Cassia lbs. 138,922

Silks from India ps. Vol. II.

25

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7,1801 2,235 5,995 3,535 1,810 17,055

250 9,270

115 5,538

360 6,715 100

40 585 1,400

270 10,370

1,900 68,965 78,050 85,660 1,515

80 49,310

3,760 8,341 30,218

1,0301 33,373

1,515 17,737

2,682 25,800 2,311 4,921 | Total. 417,562

10,170 141,430 118,930

92,315 172,060 118,960 758,940 1,001,895 116,215

8,675 101,415

25,475 628,215

Cheese

Pepper

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Silks from India, other than ps.

104,540
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|Amer.-ves. For, ves. Total. from other places, ps.

49,240
other

45,119
Madeira

34,570

34,570 Vestings, Woollen

22,346
Italy ...

154,666

154,666 Cotton

2,390

2,390 Linens

329,735 Mexican Ports on the Manufactured Flax

28,890
Atlantic ..... 1,248,975

1,248,975 Checks, &e.

1,765 Colombian ports on the Sail Duck

43,175
Atlantic ...

514,653 1,375 516,028 Ticklenburgs

26,490 Colombian ports on the Russia Sheeting, brown

21,250
Pacific

229,010

229,010 -white 14,465 Brazilian ports ..

242,691

242,691 Manufactured Hemp

3,645 French West Indies.

1,645 3,345 4,990 Side Arms

10,0451

10,045 Seythes

1,520

1,520 Wood Screws

13,631 Buenos Ayres...

80,065

80,065 Manufactures of Iron and Steel

811,225 Dutch West Indies .

18,825

18,825 Brass

39,636 Guatamala on the At-
Tin

5,525
lantic ..

14,090

14;090 Wood

1,321,875 1,321,8751 - Leather

30,945 Copper

385 Glass, not specific

TOTAL... (11,900,336.261,03212,161,368

21,868 Earthenware

204,994 China Ware

{Philad. Price Current.

5,983 Japanned Ware

1,255 Plated Ware

6,720

SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER Watches, &c.

40.375 OF JOHN BLAIR LINN.-By Charles B. Brown, Esę. Precious Stones, &c.

9,897 Laces

56,336

Concluded from p. 173. Straw Plait

60,604 The succeeding two years of his life passed in diliCopper boitoms

4,975 gent and successful application to the duties of his pas Sheet Brass,

8,210 toral office. The increasing infirmities of his venerable Sheet Tin

7,540 colleague, made these duties in no small degree heavy Wool, above 10 cents

18,902 to a young man, who was just beginning his career, and -not above 10 cents

2,000 who, as yet, had not acquired the benefits of preparaQuicksilver

61,565 tion and experience. Heavy though they were, and Hair Seating

7,955 punctual and meritorious as was his diligence in their Bolting Cloths

3,075 performance, his active spirit found leisure to compose Oil Cloths

6,345 two poems, the last of which was of considerable length, Raw Silk

30,390 during this interval. Manufactured Goods, at 125 per cent. 411,291

The first was a poem on the death of Washington, at 15

per cent. 219,685 written in imitation of the style of Ossian, whom Mr. at 20 per cent.

6,759 Linn held in higher estimation than any other poet.at 25 per cent.

5,812 This performance was a happy specimen of this style, at 30 per cent.

44,195 and the author's success was the more remarkable, on Slates and Tile,

2859 account of the disparity between the theme he had choSundry small articles

10,388 sen, and those topics to which the Caledonian poet had VALUE FROM EACH COUNTRY.

consecrated his song:

His second attempt was more grave and arduous. It COUNTRIES. Amer. ves.For. ves. Total. was a didactic essay on those powers from which poetry

itself derives its spirit and existence. The subject of Swedish W. Indies.. $32,800

$32,800 this poem is explained by its title, “The Powers of GeDanish W. Indies

307,374

307,374 nius.” It is a rapid and pleasing descant upon the naEngland

4,852,127 122,567 4,974,694 ture and operations of genius, and a general view of its Ireland

2,435 3,305 5,710 origin and progress. It is accompanied with notes, by Gibraltar

202,221

202,221 which doubtful passages are explained, and the reasonBritish W. Indies . 11,150 1,030 12,180 ings of the poet amplified, confirmed, and illustrated, British E. Indies

155,894

155,894 by new and apposite examples. British Amer. Colonies 19,280

19,280 Mr. Linn has justified himself, in bestowing some of Other British Colonies 9,930

9,930 his leisure on subjects of this kind, by observing, in his Scotland .....

38,760 38,760 preface to this work, that "literature, next to religion, Russia...

189,120

189,120 is the fountain of our greatest consolation and delight. Holland.

74,143

174,143 Though it be a solemn truth that the deepest erudition, Hanse Towns.

234,678 65,620 300,298 | disconnected with religion, cannot enlighten the regions French ports on the At

beyond the grave, or afford consolation on the bed of lantic ..

262,601

180

262,781 death, yet, when united with religion, literature renders French ports on the

men more eminently useful, opens wider their intellect to Mediterranean. 164,280

164,280 the reception of divine light, banishes religious superstiHayti

249,942

249,942 tion, and bows the knee, with purer adoration, before the Cuba...

1,149,701 11,565 1,161,266 throne of God. Literature on the rugged journey of Other Spanish W. Ind. 17,5601 13,285 30,845 life scatters flowers, it overshadows the path of the Spanish European ports

weary, and refreshes the desert with its streams. He on the Atlantic .... 11,785

11.785, who is prone to sensual pursuits may seek his joy in the Spanish European ports

acquirement of silver and gold, and bury his affections on the Mediterranean 46,685

46,685 with the treasure in his collers. The nobler soul, enPortugal ......

31,605)

31,605 lightened by genius and taste, looks far above these pos

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