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by the fire. Myself and three others took him in our arms, and carried him about a quarter of a mile to our fishing hutblowen and rainen all the time from the east-got him to the hut-built on a good fire-and prepared a little warm chocolate, and got a little of it down him, and he come to fast. In about three quarters of an hour he spoke. The first word he spoke, he asked, "where's the ship?" I told him the ship was safe on shore.

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Well, I don't know how-he recreuted and began to talk. He had a mind to go to her. It was'nt worth while to go to her. The passengers and crew had all come away, They come away in my fish boat-after I got Holdredge to the hut, the men all went to the surf. I staid with Holdredge watching till next morning, when his natʼral senses seemed to come again. Next morning he took full charge of the ship, as much as ever, and would employ no commissioners.-He employed about twenty hands himself, at two dollars per day, and took charge of the vessel himself. Unloaded-got all cargo out-sent it down by lighters-would'nt employ any wreckmasters-vessel went to pieces-his crew worked upon the rigging, and took it off.

"Got ashore. He was in sight of the highlands at sundown, going then S. E. I was by and heard him make his protest -he turned in about twelve o'clock, and gave up to the mate, and told him to keep that course till two o'clook, and then tack ship, and stand in for the land, until they got into thirteen fathom water—and then call him, if he wa'nt up before. He waked, and found the ship had a different motion, and jumped out of his berth, and looked out of the companion-way, and saw the breakers under her lee-he giv orders to tack ship immediately, but before she got about, she struck !—she paid

off contrary, and got on to the beach-spread and tacked every sail to get her off, but to no purpose.

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Menia, was the first mate.

Walford, second mate-Walford was one of the men who came ashore, and was upset, and was rolled ashore by the

waves.

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"About the second day, word came on from Patchogue. that his wife was there, and wanted him to come ashore very much, if he was alive. He then went ashore to see her. When he come there, she said she was very glad to see him, looking as he was; for she had understood, at New York, that he was cast away, and that Raynor Smith had fell afoul of him, and beat him almost to death, and he told her— so he telled me himself,-to cast that off, for it was all false, for Raynor Smith was his protector, and the only one that saved his life, and said to her, if it hadn't been for him, you wouldn't never seen me more."

CONTROVERSY

CONCERNING THE

GENERA AND DISTINCTIONS OF QUAIL AND PARTRIDGE;

BY

J. CYPRESS, JR., H. or MARIETTA, AND
FRANK FORESTER.

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SOME OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING QUAIL.

BY J. CYPRESS, JR.

OCTOBER has arrived, and has entered into the kingdom prepared for him by his summery brethren, departed. A kingdom, truly, within a republic, but mild, magnificent, pro bono publico, and full of good fruits; so that not a democrat, after the strictest sect of St. Tammany, but bows the knee. Hail! O King! His accomplished artists are preparing royal palaces among the woods and fields, and on the hill-sides, painting the mountains and arching the streams with glories copied from the latest fashion of rainbows. His keen morning winds and cool evening moons, assiduous servants, are dropping diamonds upon the fading grass and tree-tops, and are driving in the feathery tenants of his marshes, bays, and brakes. Thrice happy land and water lord! See how they streak the early sky, piercing the heavy clouds with the accurate wedge of their marshalled cohorts, shouting peans as they go-and how they plunge into well-remembered waters, with an exalting sound, drinking in rest and hearty breakfasts! These be seges of herons, herds of cranes, droppings of sheldrakes, springs of teals, trips of wigeons, coverts of cootes, gaggles of geese, sutes of mallards, and badelynges of ducks; all of which the profane and uninitiated, miserable herd, call flocks of fowl, not knowing discrimination! Meadow and upland are made harmonious and beautiful with congregations of plovers, flights of doves, walks of snipes, exaltations of larks, coveys of partridges, and bevies of quail.* For all these vouchsafed com* Stow. Strippe. Hakewell.

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