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“ I pencilled things I saw, and profited by things I heard.”—LETIER OF A WALKING Gentleman.
The above is a representation of the Great | support the King on his right, whilst | enemies of her country at bay. The official Seal of England. The allego- Wisdom, Strength, and Plenty, are no Crest and Arms of England, encompassed rical figures introduced in the foreground, less assiduous to his left. The throne, it by the noble Order of the Garter, with its as well as those on the right and left of will be perceived, is guarded by the ancient and celebrated motto, "Honi soit the King, represented sitting on his British Lion, crouching at the foot of the qui mal y pense,” form a striking feature Throne, are illustrative of the component Sovereign, whilst Britannia stands in an in the centre, and gives to the Seal a grand parts of the State. Peace and Justice attitude of proud defiance, keeping the and imposing appearance. The whole
is encircled by the words GULIELMUS MATRIMONIAL CORRESPON belief that the marriage state, when judiciously IV. D. G. BRITANNIARUM. F. D.
accomplished, is absolutely necessary to secure
the highest degree of enjoyment which this Sept. 8, 1831.
The following epistles are copied from a first favourable opportunity, to ally himself to a În the time of King John, the Seal was
world can afford, would gladly embrace the considered as the most important attesta- New York Paper of 1822. The decided lady of mind and taste.
“ Had Fortune favoured him with her bounty, tion to a deed, as may be seen in the abhorrence evinced by the gentleman to charters of Henry III., which were slave property commends it to our co he would prefer a union with a lady in opposite
circumstances, because the ability to change sealed with the impresses of Cardinal lumns.
the situation and render his partner, to the Gualo, the Legate, and William Marshall,
Philadelphia, June 5, 1822. the Protector ; the Great Seal of John time, and who has been, perhaps not unjustly, ment. But, being in poverty himself, he dreads
“A Lady, who has had many suitors in her highest possible degree, happy, would be a
constant source of the greatest mental enjoyhaving been lost with all his treasure, in charged with fickleness and want of just discri: the thought of joining his heart with one in the washes of Lincoln, and his son had no mination, feels conscious now of the value in like circumstances, from the uncertainty of the loss of time, and is indelibly impressed with being
able to support her in a style consonant new Seal until two years afterwards. Seals appear to have been little used vapour; she would therefore willingly remedy to her desires
and any dissatisfaction on her by the Anglo-Saxons, and were probably past listlessness, by availing herself of the first part would be to him a source of pain and
regret. not required to authenticate an instru- honourable offer, and not refuse being allied as
“ He is therefore induced to seek one, who, ment. Even after the Norman invasion,
consort to a gentleman of good repute. also, they seem to have made but little sphere of action has been among the wealthiest; the expenses of a sphere in which she may
“ Hitherto (and at present) her orb and under the smiles of fortune, may possess' funds
sufficient to secure an income, that may equal progress. Since, William I. frequently but riches, she is aware, does not produce choose to move. confirmed his charters by a cross, and talent, although it affords leisure to cultivate cation of the 5th inst., he has been waiting for until the reign of Henry II., the use of it; and, as her property is amply sufficient to Seals hardly extended beyond the greater life, having funds to the southward, exceeding hide under the mask which Junius wore, but
every comfort, elegance, and luxury of your card, before addressing you ; and he takes
the liberty to request that you will no longer Barons. In the time of Edward I., seals had what she has at her disposal in this State) her give your card ; and to offer himself as a person
chief wish and desire is to be united, as before give any description of his person or accommultiplied to so great a degree, that every observed, to a gentleman. This term, however,
may suit your judgment and fancy. To freeman, and even the higher sort of vil- though precise and definite to her, may not be plishments, would be useless, as you will see lains had their distinct armorial generally so, where the title is claimed by the and judge for yourself, before you will surrender
to him your hand and heart. He can, however, ensigns being used upon them in the throng ; she does not mean such gentlemen as twelfth century, about the time of the compose dere multitude of cancille oma nas sfor: admitted into the best society, and can procure crusade under Richard I.; the earliest but a man of mental accomplishments; or, in abundant testimonials of his being a man of instance being said to be a Seal of King other words, a man of mind and manners.
honourable feelings, blended with a social John when Earl of Montaigne. But more and the better he is furnished, with re
and generous disposition ;' and also, would
express to you his firm belief, that the family during this period, the custom of signing spect to the latter qualities of blended with a circle is the
purest source of human enjoyment. had almost entirely disappeared, and the cumbered with that gold the world idolizes, the he must expect the lady to whom he would be
He would also very respectfully observe, that English Sovereigns authenticated their more acceptable will he be to her, as she can
united to possess the qualities which you have charters by their Seals only, until the then avail herself of those feelings of grateful pointed out as requisite in the man of your time of Richard II., when royalsignatures, mind ; and which, though the verbal expression blended with softness of temper and a feeling
choice, particularly 'mental accomplishments,' called Signs Manual, from being written is, and of right should be, withhe!d, is disby the King's own hand, came into use. cernible in every look, word, and action. With these qualifications, and limited in his devotion the southward, exceeding two hundred thousand
“ You say, Madam, that you have funds to to revelry, or the seductions of the tablecourteous and affable to ladies generally, but consist in whole or in part in Slaves, he would
If this immense possession should
affectionate only to herself, she will think, for
assure you, that 'a transfer of your property property the happiest event of her life. She him; as the principle and practice of the SlaveAll men pursue good, and would be render the object and meaning of this communi- holding States, as manifesed by their late happy, if they knew how: not happy for cation intelligible ; yet, as this public mode of members in Congress, while it disregards the minutes, and miserable for hours ; but making her sentiments known, may not only be the
feelings of humanity, has cast 'a shade, of a happy, if possible, through every part of condemned by the fastidious, whose opinion she dingy hue, over the principles of our happy Gotheir existence. Either, therefore, there perbolical adulation in addressing her, would emphatically, that he is a friend to freedom and
He would therefore observe to you is a good of this steady, durable kind, or be more regarded, she will not at this time give the rights of humanity. He would, therefore, there is not. If not, then all good must her card; but as Junius, unknown as Junius; assure you, that he could not
, under any conbe transient and uncertain ; and if so, an
lauded or censured, so she will
, in her round of sideration, ever consent to go farther south than object of the lowest value, which can little visits, learn whether, in a female, this mode Pennsylvania to reside,
until the foul stain is deserve our attention or inquiry. But if may be consonant to propriety or not. If it is, of the principles of the North-when the there be a better good, such a good as we she will in a few days direct
where she may be shackles of slavery shall be broken into atoms, are seeking, like every other thing, it addressed by note ; and to convince her it is
“DIOSCORIDES.” must be derived from some cause, and not, something more than the cold frigid and fair freedom shall prevail.
manners of the city must be urged, before the that cause must either be external, inter- enthusiastic feeling that originated this novel
“P. S. If you choose not to give your card,
and desire to favour my address, any communinal, or mixed, inasmuch as, except these mode shall be relinquished.”
cation for • Dioscorides' will meet with due at three, there is no other possible. Now a
tention." steady, durable good, cannot be derived from an external cause; since all derived
“ New York, June 12, 1822. from externals must Auctuate. By the “To the unknown Lady in Philadelphia, who The duke of Orleans having met, in one of same rule, it cannot be derived from a desires a union in Marriage with a Gentleman the hospitals which he visited, an old soldier of of merit.
Napoleon's, who had been in all the Emperor's mixture of the two, because the part
“A gentleman of one of the learned pro- memorable campaigns, he approached him and which is external will proportionably de-fessions, after having laboured in the fields of said, taking him at the same time by the hand, stroy its essence. What then remains science for some years, the toils of which, “Brave man, I hope to see you soon cured. but the cause internal ? the very cause while it enricuou
' line and refines the mind, at the Old soldiers, like you, are too valuable to be same time as surely drains an
and impoverishes “My Lord,” said the old soldier, bluntly in
lotion of terrupting him, " when I was ill of the plague the sovereign good in mind-in rectitude his literary pursuits (as it respects funds at a
in Jaffa, and the Emperor came to take my hand, of conduct.
wear gloves." very low ebb; and, fully impressed with the he did nur
which we have supposed when we place the purse-finds himself at the compara
SONNET, TO WM. WILBERFORCE, Esq.
By Cow PER, APRIL 16, 1792.
Thy country, Wilberforce, with just disdain, 2079
Hears thee by cruel men and impious call's
Fanatic, for thy zeal to loose the enthrall’d From exile, public sale, and slav'ry's chain. Friend of the poor, the wrong'd, the fetter
Of Britain's Senate to thy glorious cause;
By peace for Afric, fenced with British laws :
Enjoy what thou hast won, esteem and love
beating his housekeeper, a mulatto woman
FIRST VOICE, sary waste of life during this rebellion : one of them ran into a village, crying out How frightful the grave ! how deserted and drear! courts martial, in such times, are not
“ Massa has killed Missus, Massa has with the howls of the storm-wind-the creaks guided by very nice rules of evidence, as killed Missus." This gentleman, as he
of the bier, will be seen by our bloody records. But is there called, was, to the best of my
And the white bones all clatt'ring together! summary as are the proceedings of these recollection, brought to trial for it, but How peaceful the grave! its quiet how deep! courts, there are some who appear to have was not punished,
for want of evidence ! Its zephyrs breathe calmly, and soft is its sleep, considered them much too tedious: several the testimony of slaves not being received. And How'rets perfume it with ether. delinquents, or suspected delinquents, have
FIRST VOICE. been put to death in cold blood, without
Their riots the blood-crested worm on the dl, any manner of trial whatever! What
And the yellow skull serves the foul toad for a bed, will be thought of the poor negro woman's
A decent, free black man, a tradesman
And snakes in its nettle-weeds hiss.
SECOND VOICE. case who was in company with a body of in Kingston, had lived with a female
slave, belonging to a white lady, and How lovely, how lone the repose of the tomb! Rebels when surprised by the Militia ? SHE
much desired to purchase her, that he Notempests are there--but the nightingales come HELD
And sing their sweet chorus of bliss.
The ravens of night flap their wings o'er the MON HUMANITY, THINKING THE so great sum for her, that the poor fellow could not raise so much, even by 'Tis the vulture's abode'tis the wolf's dreary
grave; DEVICE MIGHT SAVE HER LIFE!
selling all he had. The common price of SHE WAS IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT
such a slave was then from 1001. to Where they tear up the earth with their fangs. DOWN BY A SHOT ; and it was boast- 1301. currency, but this lady asked for ingly declared that the aim had been so her 2001. ! she was, therefore, neither There the coney at evening disports with his love, mother was killed on the spot, her chila emancipated nor married ; but she was
Repose on the bough that o'erhangs. allowed to live on in the same wicked was uninjured!
way; and all her children would, of There darkness and dampness with poisonous course, be born to perpetual slavery.
breath, An African, who was carried off as a
And loathsome decay fill the dwelling of death, slave from the banks of the Senegal, re
The trees are all barren and bare ! turned from the Havannah to Goree, The Public Advertiser of Jamaica
SECOND VOICE. after an absence of thirty years, with a dated April 22nd, 1825, contains an ac O soft are the breezes that play round the tomb, very numerous family of children and count of the trial of a man, indicted for And sweet with the violets wafted perfume, grandchildren, daughters and sons-in-the wilful murder of a female slave. It
With lilies and jessamine fair. law, all free. The patriarch of this fa- appeared in evidence, that he was amus
FIRST voice. mily was very laborious and industrious; ing himself by discharging a loaded gun Would fain hurry by, and with tremulous fear
The pilgrim who reaches this valley so drear, and by the earnings of additional labour, through the window of his dwelling house. Beholds the fond hopes which we sever. beyond that required of him, as a trades- After a while, he proposed to one of his man slave, he realized enough to purchase companions, firing it over an assemblage The traveller, outworn with life's troubles and his freedom, according to the Spanish of Negroes, which being declined, he toil, custom. He also redeemed those of his pointed out a Negro of his own, and pro- Lays down his rude staff —forsakes grief and
turmoil, family and connexions who were in bon- posed firing at him. This being also
And sweetly reposes for ever. dage; and being desirous to finish his declined by his companion, he seized the days in the land of his fathers, and to gun, and discharged it. A female slave, bring his descendants with him, he reached who was sitting in the crowd, was shot; EPIGRAM, BY COWPER. Goree with the whole, but there the and the melancholy event was soon anyounger branches stopped. The sons, who 'nounced by the cries and lamentations of A lamb into the barrel, and succeed;
To purify their wine, some people bleed knew no other country but the Havannah, her mother. The jury who tried this No nostrum, planters say, is half so good and who were Spaniards in language, man brought in a verdict of manslaughter To make fine sugar, as a Negro's blood. habits, and modes of living, refused to with a recommendation to mercy.
Now, lambs and Negroes both are harmless things pass from Goree into the interior.--(Anti- was sentenced to twelve months' impri- 'Tis in the blood of innocence alone
And thence perhaps this wondrous virtue springs. Slavery Magazine.) sonment.
Good cause why planters never try their own.
5. “ Taxation in aid of Slavery the worst of tion of the information which we possess | Britain, and that of the Canada Company, in af. one of the most delusive and ingenious | western territory, as a State, with the same tions. First-Is the gospel of Jesus Christ cal
CANDI- who have any doubt of the tendency of both to the free and slave man of colour; foras. mittee are ready to recieve the opinions of Par
have liamentary Candidates on the Abolition of Colo- present state of things, to encourage the unequivocally declared its object, to wit, the exe nial Slavery, before the 5th of October, when the Slave-trade, read a letter to the Com- termination of the free people of colour from the schedules will be made up for the fourth number mittee of the London Anti-Slavery So- Union; and to effect this they have not failed of “ THE TOURIST," and the Provincial papers. By order of the Committee of the Agency Slave-trade, particularly that which exists all union with the said Society, and once for ciety, on the present state of the African to slander our character, by representing us as
a vagrant race : and we do therefore disclaim Anti-Slavery Society. JOHN CRISP, Secretary.
in the Colony of Sierra Leone; with all, declare that we never will remove under 18, Aldermanbury, Sept. 20.
copious extracts from the documents their patronage; neitherdo we think it e xpediWhere may be had the following short papers, lately printed by order of the House of ent to emigrate anywhere, but to remain in the
4s No. 1. « A few Plain Questions to Plain Men.” Commons, under the head of “ Slave, less
, if any of our brethren should be compelled, 2. “Common sense against Colonial Logic.” Trade,—Sierra Leone, 6th April, 1832.” or see proper to emigrate, we would recommend 3. « Citizens and Fellow Countrymen.' Fully to detail our views on this im- to them Upper Canada or Mexico. 4: « On Pledges from Parliamentary Canportant subject, and give but a small por- emotion of gratitude, the benevolence of Great
“Resolved, That we view, with the highest didates." all tyranny.”
on it, would occupy too much space, fording an asylum in the Wilberforce settlement, - 6. Why and Because applied to Negro and 100 nuch of our readers' atten- in Upper Canada, for our oppressed brethren of Slavery." tion. But we are so desirous of cor
the South, who have been, or may be forced, by -7. “£1,000,000!!!—Electors of the United recting the erroneous opinion which many home and place of nativity, without any cause
their unconstitutional laws, to leave their rightful Kingdom.” 8. “ A scene in Real Life."
well-disposed persons entertain respecting except of having a dark skin.
“ Resolved, That this meeting approve the es. well abstain from making thc following the Annual Convention held in Philadelphia last
tablishment of a College, as recommended by NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
extract from a little tract on the subject, June, and that we give all possible aid to that P. need not complain about the omission of his ad- lately published by Nath. Paul, a man of institution.
vertisement. We are obliged to him for the offer, colour, agent for the Wilberforce Settle “Resolved, That we view the Liberator,edited be admitted into the pages of THE TOURIST, un in this country. This will give our the coloured citizens of Trenton the utility of derstood, that no favours from advertisers can ment, in Upper Canada, and who is now by William Lloyd Garrison, as a great berald in
the cause of liberty, and that we recommend to R. C. has our best thanks. We cordially accept his readers the opinion of the people of subscribing to the above named Paper. proposition, but hint to him at the same time to colour, as expressed by themselves. The “Resolved, that there be a Committee of three
shape his communication like a middy's dirk- following is copied from the LIBERATOR appointed, to draft an address more expressive A Monthly Part, stitched in a Wrapper, price 6d. newspaper, published at Boston, Decem- of our views on the above subject.
“Resolved, that the following persons compose will be published on the 8th inst. ber the 17th, 1831.
that Committee :-Sampson Peters, Robert We have to apologise to our readers for a stupid
Thomas, George Cole. and egregious error to which we gave publicity,
Lewis CORK, Chairman, in our last number. We copied from a work called “A VOICE FROM Trenton ?-At a respectable
Abner H. FRANCIS, Secretary. the “ Doctor,” an article on Irratibility,” meeting of free people of colour in Trenton, which recommended the reader to take ten drachms convened in the Mount Zion Church, Nov, 30, The following is the Address referred to in of the tincture of foxglove, &c. A single dose is 1831, for the purpose of considering the subject the above Resolutions :enough to destroy the life of any man. It should of colonization on the coast of Africa-on mo “We the undersigned, in conformity to the only have been ten drops at most. We will take tion, the Rev. Lewis Cork was called to the above appointment, beg leave to present to the care how we call in the aid of the Doctor"
Chair, and Abner H. Francis appointed Secre- public, in a calm,'unprejudiced manner, our deagain.
tary. The meeting was addressed by Messrs. cided disapprobation of the American Coloniza.
Gardner and Thompson, after which the follow. tion Society and its auxiliaries, in relation to THE TOURIST. ing resolutions were unanimously adopted : the people of colour in the United States. We
Resolved, Inasmuch as we, free people of are well convinced, from the mass that has been
colour , have done all that is in our power to written on the above subject by those who have MONDAY, OCTOBER, 1, 1832.
convince the white inhabitants of these United preceded us, that it will be difficult to avoid re
States, that it is our wish to live peaceably petition ; nevertheless, we hope to touch some A CORRESPONDENT expresses surprise at with all
men : and inasnjuch as our general points which have not been fairly understood by a statement which he lately read in one demeanour has been that of industry and so that Society. They have supposed that our obof the public papers, respecting the pre- briety, notwithstanding there are some among us jections are to civilizing and evangelizing Africa; sentation of a memorial to the Congress therefore, we do most solemnly declare, that the we are well aware that there is po surer way
to the contrary, as well as among the wbites ; but we beg leave to say, that this is an error. of the United States, from J. F. Buxton, statements made to the contrary by the Rev. to effect this great object than to plant among the Esq. M.P., Dr. Lushington, LL.D.,M.P., Mr. Crosby, in his late addresses in this city, heathen, colonies consisting of Christian misand Zach. Macauley, Esq. It is said this and all statements by petitioners to legislative sionaries. We wish, therefore, to be understood, petition asked Congress to aid the Ame- bodies, and by the Colonization Society, or any- that we highly approve of the evangelizing of riean Colonization Society, as an effectual thing of the same nature, are a positive libel on Africa, but
disapprove of the present measures our general character.
of the American Colonization Society, if their means of ultimately suppressing the Af
Resolved, Whereas we have lived peacably motives have not been misrepresented by their rican Slave-trade, &c. Our correspon- and quietly in these United States of which we agents and others, in some previous addresses dent wishes to know if this statement is are natives, and have never been the cause of in this city and elsewhere. But, viewing them
any insurrection or tumultuous movements as a as we now do, we must say that, in our opinion, correct. We are not able ourselves to body, that we do not view every measure taken their false representations of our general chainform him- perhaps some of our friends by any associated bodies to remove us to other racter-their recommending our removal from can furnish us with a reply. We will, climes, anti-christian and hostile to our peace, our native land-their opposition to our having however, give our own sentiments of the and a violation of the laws of humanity. a part of the West appointed to us-their obo
Resolved, That if in the opinion of Govern. jections to our proposed college, and of our march Colonization Society. We consider the
ment our stay or Liberty can no longer be gran- to science—their false statements in relation to Colonization Society as so far from being led in the States in which we live, we see
no- the health of the colony at Liberia,with a variety likely to aid in suppressing the Slave- thing contrary to the Constitution of these Uni- of other subjects of the same nature—all lead to trade, or in abolishing Slavery, that it is ted States, or to Christianity, justice, reason, a conclusion, that it is our greatest foe. or humanity, in granting us a portion of the
“ We would here ask the public a few quesdevices ever contrived to deceive the franchise as that of Penssylvania, New Jersey, culated to lead to insurrectionary measures ? If friends of the Negro, and will contribute, or any other free State ; for we challenge the so, why then send it to the heathen? Second in the degree in which it operates, to Union to prove that, as free men we have ever What gentleman, who has set bis slaves free, ha. continue the bondage of those who are given the least ground for the uncharitable cen. been murdered by them for so doing? Thirdsures that have been cast upon us.
What have those States, who have washed their already in Slavery, and greatly to pro “ Resolved, That we view the American Co- hands clean of the cursed stain of slavery,lost by mote the African Slave-trade. Let those lonization Society as the most inveterate foe it? What neighbourhood, where education and ge
supporters, to make the acquisition of probably been much more frequent, and always preserved in any vessel closely shut. We re
neral information have been disseminated among PRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S MONUMENT, ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL. the people of colour, is the worse for it?
In the close of our remarks, we would say, that we do think that the subjects looked to by the. Colonization Society, to civilize Africa, are incompetent; for we do suppose, that men selected for such an important enterprise, should be men of deep and sound piety-men of regular and industrious habits, of scientific knowledge and general experience; that such men can be obtained, we have no doubt; and if there cannot, let us first prepare some in this country.
sin of drunkenness expels reason, drowns memory, distempers the body, defaces beauty, diminishes strength, corrupts the blood, inflames the liver, weakens the brain, turns men into walking hospitals, causes internal, external, and incurable wounds, is a witch to the senses, a devil to the soul, a thief to the pocket, the beggar's companion, a wife's woe, and children's sorrow-makes man become a beast and a self-murderer, who drinks to other's good health, and robs himself of his
Time is like a creditor, who allows an ample space to make up accounts, but is inexorable at last. Time is Itke a verb that can be used in the present tense. Time, well employed, gives that
guilt. They decide nothing—they neither health and vigour to the soul, which rest and
prove the courage, the justice, nor the retirement give to the body: Time never sits Each constitutes himself judge in his innocence of the parties. The greatest heavily on us, but when it is badly employed. own case, at a time when príde or passion cowards may be urged on to fight duels, Time is a grateful friend-use it well, and it hides both truth and justice from their and the bravest men may, from a sense never fails to make suitable requital.
The true spirit of religion cheers as well as minds. The laws of God and men being of duty to God and man, and from a concomposes the mind; it banishes indeed all levity set aside, the important question of right viction of their absurdity, refuse that of behaviour and dissolute mirth ; but tills the and wrong-of character and reputation Gothic mode of settling disputes. They mind with perpetual serenity, uninterrupted -is left to the decision of the best marks- occasionally rid the world of a fool, a cheerfulness, and an habitual inclination to
man. please others, and be pleased ourselves.
That duellists, who, nine times in madman, a gambler, a bully, or a blackWe are too apt in religious matters, to call ten, can strike a dollar, should, at the guard; but sometimes deprive society of the man who goes beyond us in belief a' fanatic, same distance, either miss their antago- a worthy man, who, though possessed of and he who comes short of our creed an infidel; nists altogether, or that part of them many virtues, has not courage enough to not reflecting, that He who is the light and the at which they levelled, must be referred follow his own convictions of duty; and truth, sees not with our eyes, and judges not to want of self-possession. Conscious who is so afraid of the imputation of with our judgment.
that they are doing wrong, their hands cowardice, that he acts the part of a
tremble, and carry the bullets aside from coward; for, induced by fear of the cenAmong the recent donations to King's College, their aim; otherwise, the death of both sure or ridicule of a misjudging world he we have been gratified to remark the valuable parties would be much more common than deliberately does what his conscience Herbaria, collected by the late Dr. John Sims, it is.
condemns. which is contained in four handsome cabinets, and has been presented to the botanical depart
A few duels are recollected as having ment of the museum by his liberal-minded rela- taken place before the revolutionary war, TO GIVE AN EXTRA POWER TO GUNPOWDER.tives. The College has, we are informed, also and were often fought with swords. Mix four ounces of fresh quick lime well pul. collection
this to sportsmen, particularly in weRecords in the United Kingdom.
with pistols. their folly is equal to their seasons, as pure powder is very apt to get dampt