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spectre-she took it out and examined it-a name legibly body is guided and governed by elder brothers' and written on the reverse of the picture confirmed her first elder sisters,' whose gifts of superior wisdom, knowimpressions. She replaced it in the box--she would have | ledge, or cunning, obtain for them these titles, and secure

n worlds that she had never seen it but the bold, bad Il to them their rights and immunities. There are gradations deed, was done; and, 'past who can recal, or done undo?' || of rank, or as they choose to designate their distinctions, After pacing the room for a few moments in agitation of of privilege' among them; but none are exempt from the mind bordering on distraction, she returned to the exami- || equitable law of their religious republic, which requires nation of the box: there was in it a letter directed To my cach individual to labour with his hands according to his child.'-it was unsealed, unless a tress of beautiful hair strength.' which was bound around it might be called a seal. There - A village is divided into lots of various dimensions. was also a certificate of the marriage of Ellen's mother to Each enclosure contains a family, whose members are the original of the picture. Caroline's first impulse was 1 clothed from one store-house, fed at the same board, and to destroy the records: she went to the window, threw up perform their domestic worship together. In the centre of the sash, and prepared to give Ellen's treasure to the dis- | ihe enclosure is a large building, which contains their eatposition of the winds-but as she unbound the lock of hair || ing room and kitchen, their sleeping apartments, and two

ht reduce the letter to fragments, it curled large rooms connected by folding doors, where they r eceive around her hand, and awakened a feeling of awe and super-|| their visitors and assemble for their evening religious serstition. She paused, she was familiar with folly, but not || vice. All their mechanical and manual labours distinct with crime; she had not virtue enough to restore Ellen's from the housewifery, (a profane term in this application) right. nor hardihood enough to annihilate the proof of it:ll are performed in othces at a convenient distance from the a feeble purpose of future restitution dawned on her mind main dwelling, and within the enclosure. In these offices the articles might be safely retained in her own keeping may be heard, from the rising to the setting of the sun, the future circumstances should decide their destiny - her cheerful sounds of voluntary industry-sounds as significant grandmother ought to see them This last consideration || to the moral sense, as the smith's stroke upon his anvil to fixed her wavering mind, and she proceeded to make her || the musical car. One edifice is erected over a cold perenarrangements with the caution that conscious guilt already inial stream, and devoted to the various operations of the inspired. She let fall the window-curtains, secured herself dairy-from another proceed the sounds of the heary from interruption by placing the scissors over the latch of || looms and the flying shuttle, and the buzz of the swilt the door, and then refolded the letter, and carefully re- || wheels-in one apartment is a group of sisters, selected inored the miniature from its setting, tore the name from chiefly from the old and feeble, but among whom were the back of it, and placed it with the bair, the letter, and || also some of the young and tasteful, weaving the delicate the certificate, in a box of her own, which she securely de- || basket-another is devoted to the dreaw-makers, (a class posited at the bottom of one of her trunks. In order to l that obtains even among shaking quakers.) who are emavoid a suspicion that might arise in Ellen's mind should ployed in fashioning after a uniform model the striped she miss the sound of the miniature, Caroline prudently cotton for summer wear, or the sad-coloured winter rus. restored the setting to the box, and then locked and re set-here is the patient teacher, and there the ingenious placed it in the drawer.

manufacturer, and wherever labour is performed there " For a moment she felt a glow of triumph that the re- || are many valuable contrivances by which toil is lightened sult of her investigation had made her the mistress of and success insured. Ellen's destiny; but this was quickly succeeded by a deep U “ The villages of Lebanon and Hancock have been secling of mortification, a consciousness of injustice and I visited by foreigners and strangers, from all parts of our degradation, and a fearful apprehension of the future; union-all are shocked or disgusted by some of the abeven at this moment, who would not rather have been the surdities of the shaker faith, but none bave withheld their innocent Ellen despoiled of the object of years, of patient admiration from the results of their industry, ingenuity, waiting and intense expectation, than the selfish-ruthless | order, frugality, and temperance. The perfection of these Caroline !-who would not rather have been the injured virtues among them may perhaps be traced with prothan the injurer!"

priety to the founder of their sect, who united practical Our readers will, perhaps, conjecture what all this

wisdom with the wildest fanaticism, and who proved that

she understood the intricate machine of the human mind, means, and who Miss Ellen is, but we shall not let

when she declared that temporal prosperity was the indi“ our anticipation prevent any discovery,” and pro cation and should be the reward of spiritual fidelity. ceed, therefore, on the important outline of the story. " The prosperity of the society's agriculture is a beauWestall, the lover of Miss Redwood, is caught by the

tisul illustration of the philosophical remark, that to

U temperance every day is bright, and every hour propigrace and artlessness of Ellen, and transfers to her his

tious to diligence.' Their skilful cultivation preserves atiections. Mr. Redwood takes an uncommon interest them from many of the disasters that fall like a curse in all that concerns her. Domestic circuinstances con

upon the slovenly husbandry of the farmers in their nected with the Lenox family, oblige her for a time

vicinity. Their gardens always flourish in spite of late

frosts and early frosts-blast and mildew ravage their to quit their residence, and to visit Hancock, the esta

neighbours' fields without invading their territory, the blishment of the Shakers. The account of their habits mischievous daisy, that spreads its starry mantle over of life is curious:-

the rich meadows of the world's people,' does not pre

sume to list its yellow head in their green fields-and 6 The Shaker society at Hancock in Massachusetts is even the Canada thistle, that bristled little warrior one of the eldest establishments of this sect, which has armed at all points, that comes in from the north, exextended its limits far beyond the anticipations of the un- || tirpating in its march, like the hordes of barbarous inbelieving world,' and now boasts that its outposts have ad- vaders, all the fair fruits of civilization, is not permitted

the frontiers of ciyilization to Kentucky-Ohio || to intrude upon their grounds." -and Indiana ; and exults in the verification of the prophecy, a little one shall become a thousand, and a sinall We have no room for the events which took place one a strong nation.'. “ The society is distributed into several families of all here, and they are ratne

| here, and they are rather incidental to the main story convenient size for domestic arrangements, and the whole | than a part of it. On her return to the Lenoxes,

she meets the Redwoods and Mr. Westall. Here the || not only sails with him among all the signs of the denouement takes place, Miss Redwood runs off with a | Zodiac, but edifies him moreover with some discourse British officer, and during her absence, a discovery is || about the “realm of faery," until, upon Mr. Wordsmade of her abstraction of the documents relative to worth differing in opinion with this boat, it flies off Ellen's birth. Ellen is the daughter of Redwood by l in scorn, “ yea," as he himself expresses it, “ in a his first marriage. She becomes the wife of Westall. trance of indignation !" Miss Redwood repents, becomes an amiable young Now, although under favour, we take this to be perlady, goes to the West Indies with her husband and verse nonsense, it is far from our intention to venture dies. Ellen remains at home with hers and lives | upon saying that we do not admire the exercise of the happy.

imaginative faculty, or that the writers of the age of If the merits of this novel were only to be gathered Queen Anne did not commit a grievous mistake in from our notice, we fear they would be greatly under- || divorcing it from their verses. What we protest rated. It is impossible to give any adequate analysis of against, is a theory built on the assumption that poethe story within so short a space, and the few extracts | try is made up entirely of visionary abstractions, as if we have made, are but feeble indications of the general || human feelings, human acquirements, manners, and character of the work. That we have not, however, || character, (as modified by civilized life) had nothing praised it undulv the reader will admit, when he has | at all to do with the matter. In this quarrel we are done-what we advise him to do-read it through. pretty sure we are joined hand and heart by the author,

who is at present the subject of our remarks-he has,

in his own verses, given a fortunate, and, as we fain Second Letter to a Friend in Town, and other Poems. By II believe, a lasting illustration of our doctrine: his in. CHANDOS Leigh, Esq. London: Lloyd and Son, 8vo. Il quiries into the subject have been dispassionate, and 1824.

| have enabled him to avoid the error of those, who, in This letter is a continuation of one which appeared a natural resentment of the French School of Poetry,some little time ago, in a volume of poems by the || of the disciplined“ vers de société," have insisted on same author, under the title of “ Sylva."-We read too violent a re-action, and, in impertinently excluding this volume attentively at the time, and not with from their works whatever is familiar or capable of out considerable gratification : the verses were cha | being defined, and allowing nothing to pass current, racterised by a vein of moral tenderness, interesting | but a diffuse jargon of mystical idealisms, have renin no slight degree, and we could not help think- | dered their talents, (splendid as they are) impotent to ing it a merit in Mr. Leigh, that he did not addict | any beneficial end, and have hurried into premature himself to the rabid and cloudy school of poetry lately | oblivion, what might else have lived and delighted so much in vogue. The book was at all events a wel- || from age to age. Mr. Leigh has made a better use of come variety to us, who, in the discharge of our call. || the gifts vouchsafed to him ; he is evidently of opinion ing, are obliged to endure so many extravagancies ; || that ideal abstractions are the garnish, the salt, or, if and it was pleasant to see that if the philosophical | his poetical brethren like it better, the adorners and tendency of his mind prevented this author from being | dignifiers of poetry; they are not the all in all; and enthusiastic, it withheld him on the other hand, from the works of Chaucer and Shakspeare may confidently being ever absurd : if, for instance, we do not find | be appealed to in proof of this, where what has been in him the occasional sublimities of Wordsworth, it || most admired will be found to be most human, and cannot be denied that what he writes is very where the imagination is only used as an adjunct to accomplished and delightful,- that it comes home something real, existing and palpable. It is owing to to our business and bosoms, and is calculated for crea- || a conformity to this practice in their art, that the protures like ourselves, who neither inhabit caves, nor || ductions of Crabbe and Rogers will probably live dwell in solitude on the tops of mountains, but | longer than those of their contemporaries, and that the are gregarious beings, and great seekers after social | “ Don Juan" of Lord Byron will be the most enduring intercourse, and pursuits regulated by moral know- || of all his works. ledge. One would think after reading the misty effu- || To return to our author: we have said that his lines sions of some of our modern poets, that they addressed are very accomplished; and that their great charm themselves 10 the Troglodytes, or some such “ illustri-consists in contemplative tenderness, and in their freeous obscure" rather than to rational and cultivated || dom from the shadowy riddles of contemporary poebeings like the present“ reading public;" and it try; and without presuming to re-agitate the late would be not a little puzzling to determine what class controversy, which had its origin in certain disputes of people Mr. Wordsworth might consider qualified to about the poetical character of Pope, we think that Mr. be his readers in such high-fantastical rhapsodies as the || Leigh has shown, in some passages which we shall by prologue to “ Peter Bell,'' where the poet imagines and by extract, that the serener employment of the himself to be floating among the clouds in a “little muse is by no means the least valuable. boat whose shape is like the crescent-moon," and which The letter to a friend is a series of reflections upon

human life and its affairs. In this it might be ex. || Splendid as young Zenobia in their dress
pected that like other (so called) moralists, he would || (Crowns bright as sunny beams their hair adorn)
indulge in many and bitter sarcasms. He certainly |

They were. This perfect festival to bless, does not regard vice and folly with an indifferent eye;

| Art, Beauty, Nature, Grace, combine their loveliness! but it is plain to see that his sympathy with what is kind

VI. and beautiful is his involuntary feeling, while his censure is wrung from him like the conscientious fulfilment

Fair silver pillars grace the spacious halls;

The pavement is mosaic; precious stones of a duty from which he would fain be exempt.

Enrich with intermingling hues the walls; The following lines are part of his letter :

And emerald vines o'ercanopy the thrones,

Robed in all colours that the Pavone owns, “ Soon, very soon, life's little day is past;

And music, with its magic influence, makes No works, but those of charity, will last.

The heart responsive to its tender tones: Nor Byron's verse, nor Beckford's pomp can save

A master-spirit now the harp awakes,
Vathek, or Harold, from their destin'd grave!

Till to its in most core each bearer's bosom shakes!
And what is wealth ? with equal hand 'tis given
To bad, to good-no proof of favouring Heaven!

And who is rich ? Emilius, whose good sense

And here and there from golden urns arise, Protects him from the glare of vain expense.

Impregnd with perfumes, purple clouds,--that throu, Who buys not glittering toys when very dear,

Like hues just caught from fair Ausonia's skies. But treats his friends with hospitable cheer-

Throughout the palace an Elysian glow,-Who loves to breathe the incense of the morn,

Odurous as roses when they newly blow, As the sun's golden rays his hills adorn;

Au couches, splendid as the gorgeous light Deeming more beautiful the sky's young bloom,

Of the declining sun, or high, or low, Than all the splendours of a drawing-room

As suits capricious luxury, invite
And meditates, as warmly glows his blood,

To sweet repose indeed each pleasure-laden wight.
How best he might promote his country's good-
He can be happy though his neighbours thrive;
Nor thinks himself the poorest man alive.


In whirls fantastical the waters dance, And that the reader may see how gracefully Mr.

Springing from fountains jasper-paved; the noon Leigh can touch a subject of fancy, we place before

Of night their sparkling freshness doth enhance. him a delicate little poem, called “ The Queen of Gold How glorious is the cupola! a moon conda's Fete,” without abridgment. The lines we Of pearl shines mildly o'er the vast saloon.

Fair Queen of night, shall Art then imitate have marked in italics strike us as being very happy : |

Thy quiet majesty ? in truth as soon the two last especially, where the cares of life are per Might the poor pageantries of regal state sonified as grim magicians lifting their wands over our || On earth, Heaven's matchless splendours vainly emulate! heads, as if they enthralled and oppressed us under an

XI. irresistible spell. This striking image is executed with

The banquet is prepared with sumptuous cost; singular ease and rapidity; and is sublime in its Flagons of massive gold here flame around! effect:

Amid the piles of wealth distinction's lost;
All that become magnificence astound!

All that can least the senses here abound. “ The Queen of fair Golconda is ó at home:'

Invention's highly-visted sons untold Her palace (its immensities must bar

(So fine their art, the like was never found,) Description) is of gold; the blazing dome

Peris most exquisitely wrought in gold,
Of one entire ruby, from afar

And other delicate sprights in Eastern fables told!
Shines like the sun in his autumnal car-
Crorning a saffron mountain; e'en the proud
Zamaim's palace is a twinkling star

Compared with this. And now the tromp aloud

Wealth, inexbaustible as Danac's shower,
Proclaims the guests are come to an admiring crowd.

That pen can scarcely blazon, thought conceive,

Ercels not in itself the meanest flower

That Innocence within her hair might weare The ceilings, crusted o'er with diamonds, blaze;

Wandering on Avon's banks, this lovely eve! A galaxy of stars, room after room!

Even Nature's humblest things can stir those deep The lights interminable all amaze:

Feelings within us that will ne'er deceive. But far more dazzling are the fair in bloom

Cherish these deep-sown feelings, ye shall reap Of youth, whose eyes kind answering looks illime.

A harvest of delight, when Pride in dust shall sleep. Ab! where the Muse of greater bards must fail In painting female charms, shall mine presume

V. To try her hand ? though similes be stale,

Not that I scorn this fete unparagon'd! Yet she to fancy's eye their beauties will unveil.

'Tis like a well-spring amid desert sands,

Or a rich vale where Flora sits in thron’d,

Surrounded by bleak hills, and barren lands!
As delicately shaped as the gazelle;

What cynic would destroy love's rosy bands? As beautiful as is the blush of morn;

The paths of life are thorny; o'er our heads A, gay as Hebe, ere alas! she fell;

Those grim magicians, Cares, uplift their wands! Fair as Dione in her car upborne

Why marvel, then, that youth their influenee dreads, By little Loves, while Tritons wind the horn ;

And basks him in the rays the sun of beauty sheds ?"

We now take our leave of Mr. Leigh, hoping, in the || “He had been in the service of government, in a capavaledictory language of reviewers. soon to meet him |city not perhaps the most honourable, but requiring talents

id l of a peculiar kind; and one incident he related which had again, and that in the meantime what we have said lin;

ull in itself more importance than I could then understand: he may increase the number of his readers. We will I was employed by our ministry to ascertain the intentions of venture to predict that whoever admires what is unaf- the court of France, with regard to the marriage of the then fected, and beautiful in sentiment, will thank us for

Dauphin, afterwards the unhappy Louis XVI. Such se

crecy was observed on this important point, that nothing recommending the verses of this writer. His faults

positive could be hoped for, through any medium. The we leave to be catalogued by those who read for that definitive intention could be obtained from no one but the purpose :—there are critics enough of this description : minister himself, the Duc de Choiseul, not a personage very we will, therefore, take advantage of their industry,

likely to be guilty of a political blunder, or to leave his des

patches in a hackney coach. But the thing must be done, and rest from this part of our labour.

and it was done; for this double to my father's friend, this Alexander Scott the second, obtained admission into the Duc de Choiseul's private apartment of business, and

mounting behind a large folding screen, he made himself Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts and Opinions, collected and

acquainted with the papers on his table, as far as their ex

ternal superscriptions could inform him. After long watchpreserved by Letitia Matilda HAWKINS. London: ling, he at length saw him open what he could see was the Longman and Co. 2 vols, 8vo. 1824.

outline of the projected union of the Dauphin with the Arch

duchess of Austria, afterwards the miserable Marie-AntoiTHESE volumes, we are told, are intended to form a l nette. He had then seen enough, and had only to observe continuation to a similar work of the same author pub

where the document was deposited. As soon as the Duke

quitted the room, he left his place of concealment, and not, lished some twelve months since. They commence as might be expected, taking minutes of the treaty, but with an acknowledgment of sundry errors contained || possessing himself of the treaty itself, he returned to his in their predecessor, and this recognition, if not evi- || employers, who were enabled to act on the information.” dence of correctness, is at least an instance of candour. Miss Hawkins, (we believe she is in that state of

There are some pleasant recollections of the more

remarkable localities of London and its vicinity, and “ single blessedness") is a lively, loquacious, anecdote

the old lady hangs with an interesting fondness over mongering lady, and liable of course to all the casual

the spots once dignified by the residence of great men, ties of her profession. These are not very great, and to the general reader it is not a matter of much im

or distinguished by the performance of illustrious deeds. portance that her narratives should now and then be

To us-- who have not yet arrived at the shady side of more highly coloured than the facts. What they lose

the great pathway of life—it is perhaps more agreeable

to see the metropolis freed from uncouth and toitering in fidelity they gain in amusingness. Why should we

mansions-markets converted into squares and concare for her inaccuracies so long as they « touch not us."

venient streets, where not many years ago there were “ Let the galled jade wince." _However, Miss Hawkins makes the most of her little matters, tells her

morasses or nursery grounds. A great capital is just

one of the last places where it is desirable to preserve anecdotes, and relates her opinions with great felicity

out-of-door antiquities to the disadvantage of modern of manner and pleasant effect. .

improvements. But it is very interesting to read of There is nothing like a thread of connection run

|| these things, and Miss Hawkins's volumes are copiously ning through her pages. The different stories,

besprinkled with them. The anecdotes of the celememoirs, &c. are gathered together as they float

brated scholars and artists of those days are more along in the author's recollection. We shall be just as desultory and careless in our selections. She begins

generally entertaining. They relate to almost every with Alexander Scott- and so will we. He was “a

name of any sort of distinction. Some of them are by

no means new, nor well told, whilst others are very very gentlemanly man,” 'remarkable for having “ the power to do feats of extraordinary agility" to the age

amusing, and do great credit to Miss Hawkins's talent of eighty. Miss Hawkins was a little girl then,

ll in that way. The following are all pretty good:

she is not so pow-but “the sound of his voice is still in " He had known much of Henry Fielding, and beard her ear." It was he who taught her to despise soirees,

him, even when his fortunes were very desperate, promote and dinner parties. “Eating,' says she,“ does not

some thoughtless frolic of extravagance, by saying that he

never in his life knew the difference between sixpence and further the relating of, or the listening to, that which a shilling. Peter Walter, who was then of great notoriety one person may be able to tell, and another may wish as one of the most successful money-getters in London, to hear." This notion appears to have governed all

hearing him utter this sentiment, replied gravely, “ A time our author's after-life, and ought to be the motto of

I will come when you will know it. When?' said Fielding.

• When you are worth only eighteen-pence,' replied Peter. all anecdotists. Alexander tells a great many pleasant " Henry Fielding, hearing from a friend that a third perstories, and appears to have been an agreeable sort of son was very much dejected, asked the cause. Because,' person enough. Here is one of his anecdotes about

necdotes about Il said his friend, he is deeply in debt.' 'Is that all ?' reanother Alexander Scott, for whom having the same

plied the facetious Harry; you surprise me, that he should

mind it. How happy should I be, could I find means to name, our Alexander had sometimes been mistaken :-) get £500 deeper in debt than I am!

6 Angelica Kauffman, as she was called, resided with her the Canadas have nominally embraced christianity as father in Golden Square, and held very agreeable Sunday

professed by the Roman Catholics, and other sects. In evening conversaziones. I have heard it said, that she was

the year 1819, a grand council was held of several addressed by a painter of the first eminence,- I do not like to name him,-it was not Sir Joshua;-she refused him, tribes, to deliberate whether religious teachers should and, in cruel revenge, he dressed up a smart sellow, of a low be allowed a footing amongst them. It was debated description, but some talent. This man he introduced to

for a long time with great earnestness, and was finally her as a foreigner of distinction, and teaching him to profess a passion for her, his specious recommendations de

postponed without any decision : Mr. Buchanan gives ceived her, and she married him. They parted imme | the following report of the discussion :diately.

“ Mrs. Paradise was remarkable for possessing a mind " The favourers of Christianity alleged that the Great and person totally at variance. Nothing could be more Spirit had ceased to regard them on account of their crimes, elegant or refined than her whole exterior; her counte

d kiven them into the hands of the white men: that nance was indeed unquiet, but her voice was gentle, and her

many years had gone over since the white men obtained a manner deliberate. At the head of her table, with a large

looting among them, and that while they (the Indians,) dinner party, perceiving that a plate before her was not

were melting away from the face of the earth, the whites | quite clean, she beckoned the servant, and said to him in were every year increasing. This must evidently proceed an audible whisper, ' If you bring me a dirty plate again, I from the determination of the Great Spirit, and it was will break your head with it.' At a practice of dancing, in wisdom, therefore, to yield to the religion of the Europeans, which her daughters were to bear a part, one of them not as the only means of avoiding the total destruction of their pleasing her in his performance, she rose, came forward, tribes; by doing so they would find more favour and secuand giving her a box on the ear that made her reel, she rity, not only from their father at Washington, but from returned to her seat in the most undisturbed silence.their great father beyond the salt lake. (For as this coun

cil was attended by chiets from tribes in the United States, Of Doctor Johnson we have a lengthy notice. Our

so also were many there from the British side.) author apologizes for the meagreness of its facts because " The opposers of the measure urged, in reply, that the they have already been told her father, by herself, or by Great Spirit was angry with the Indians but for a scason, some one of the Doctor's numerous biographers. The rea

and had only given temporary power to white men to punish

them. The Indians had in former times enjoyed many son is a good one, why her account should be so shallow;

and great blessings, and should do so again. Why, thereit would have been a better reason why she should not fore, ought they to depart from the worship of their forehave ventured on it at all. Still it is filled out with fathers, and follow tht religion called Christian ? As details and references connected with other persons and

under the name of that religion, and from those who pro

fessed it, had they experienced all their wrongs and things, which render it very readable. But we have

sufferings, and had arrived at their present wasted given our readers a sufficient quantity of Miss Hawkins condition ! Surely they should not embrace a faith that for this week.

would tolerate such wickedness. What treaty had Chris

tians kept with them? What just principles had they not (To be continued.)

violated? Had they not despoiled them of their lands, of their hunting yrounds, of their lakes, and their mountains?

Had they not slain their young men and their old warriors? Sketches of the History, Manners, and Customs of the

Had they not taught them to act as beasts, yea, worse

than the beasts of the forest, by the use of spirituous North American Indians. By JAMES BUCHANAN. Esq. || liquors ? Did they not sive rum to them to deceive and !

cheat them; to iake from them their fields and their (Continued from p. 262.)

skins ? And had they not derived loathsome diseases and Our last week's notice of this interesting volume

other evils from those professing Christianity? Can the

God of the Christians approve such acts :- Away,' conended with some extracts which exhibited melancholy |

cluded these reasoners, with the religion and the name of proofs of the cruelties exercised by the whites towards this | Christian, why should we embrace it?'" unfortunate race of men. That such severity is wholly

The ensuing passage from a letter written by some unprovoked by any conduct of the Indians themselves,

| Indian Chiefs to the Governor of New York, is a proper is perfectly clear from the statements of Mr. Buchanan.

comment on the above discussion :A more inoffensive, grateful, and well-behaved race never existed. The epithet “savages " appears to " "Our Great Father, the president, has recommended to belong to them only so far as they are uncivilized, our young men to be industrious, to plough and to sov. for though they have the usages and manners, yet they This we have done, and we are thankful for the advice, and

for the means he has afforded us of carrying it into effect. have few of the vices of savage life. Their vices, such

We are happier in consequence of it: but another thing as they are,-are not of a low and sordid character, but

recommended to us, has created great confusion among us, have something redeeming about their worst exhibitions. and is making us a quarrelsome and divided people; and Meanness of spirit is utterly unknown : lying, slander

that is, the introduction of preuchers into our nation.

These black-coats contrive to get the consent of some of ing, deceiving, are no parts of their character. The

the Indians to preach among us, and wherever this is the vindication of Mr. Buchanan is ample and honorable;

case, confusion and disorder are sure to follow, and the we trust it will have its proper effect.

encroachments of the whites upon our lands, are the invaAttempts have indeed been made to civilize the In riable consequence. The governor must not think hard of

me for speaking thus of the preachers; I have observed dians, through the means of Missionaries, and several

their progress, and when I look back to see what has taken scattered tribes in various parts of the United States, and

place of old, 1 perceive that whenever they came among

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