« AnteriorContinuar »
confidence: let it be heard, and and their violence. It will put seen, and felt, that dųelling and away from you, as individuals, duelists are infamous and their if faithfully kept, the guilt of plea is gone. If after this, any blood. It will be as beneficial of our citizens should persist in to the community as it will be the practice—they will convict consolatory to yourselves. It themselves in the face of heaven will speak to offenders in a tono and earth, of fighting from the which they will not dare to des. impulses of ferocious malignity pise. And if this magnanimous and thirst of blood. /
conduct will not furnish an ex. The political power of the peo. ample, no example is ever to be ple will be arranged on the side furnished in the course of human of individual virtue, of domes. things, that the voice of the peo. tic happiness, and of public mor. ple is the voice of God! als.
By order of the meeting, Many an unhappy man, who JOHN BROOME,Chairman. would otherwise be hurried away LEBBEUS LOOMIS, Secr'y. by notions of false honor, and New York, Aug. 8, 1809. the dread of open, scorn, will be preserved to himself, his fam. ily, and his country.
The stream of public opinion, As a practical comment on the thus efficaciously turned against a foregoing, the reader is request. crime of frequent occurrence and ed to contemplate the sublime the blackest die, will obliterate virtues of Christian forbearance, the reproach of our name, and pre- and forgiving insult, exemplified vent the accumulation of both in the following anecdote of the guilt and sufferance.
brave, the celebrated As do retrospect is designed
MARSHAL TURRENNE, what is past being considered as It was well known of this hepast-an opportunity will be ro, that his true heroism, (for given to those who may have been such it really was,) was only to unwillingly drawn into duels, to be equalled by his solid and man. declare themselves in the cause of ly piety, equally remote on the their convictions of truth one hand, from the superstitions
Such, fellow citizens, are the of his own age, and upon the sentiments which have given rise other the indifference of ours. to the Anti-Duelling Associa. In a court of gallantry, and in tion of New-York. You are earn. times when the point of honor, estly entreated to join in a gen. (falsely so called) was preserved, eral and solemn resolution never in its full extravagance, the Marto confide the interests of your shal was never known, either to families, and your country to the fight a Duel, or to be engaged in hands of men, who, by future an Intrigue. The grace, the digcommission of the crime of duel. nity, with which he once released Jing, shall prove that they nei. himself from an embarrassment Ther fear God nor regard man of this nature, will at once give such a resolution will refute the an exact idea of what he was, sländer that your opinions are and be a sufficient answer to the really favorable to their folly favorite question of the defend. ers of duelling, how is it to phant virtue. The young offi. be refused ?"-Let this anecdote cer was so much struck, as well of Turrenne answer them. with his manner, as with his vir.
A young officer, of noble fam. tue, that he did not cease, till he ily, and, with the exception of had obtained pardon of the Mar. the following instance in his con- shal. TURRENNE afterwards be. duct, of real worth, imagined he came his patron, and under such had received an insult from the a predecessor, he became almost Marshal, and demanded satisfac. the rival of his faine. tion in the usual forms. The Marshal made no reply to his challenge; the officer repeated it several times, but the Marshal REMARKABLE ESCAPE FROM still maintained the same silence.
DEATH. Irritated at this apparent con. Sir, tempt, the officer resolved to The following example of es. compel him to the acceptance of cape from apparently inevitable his invitation ; for this purpose death is so singular, that I think he watched him upon biswalks, and is deserves to be recorded, and at length met him in the public cannot but prove acceptable to street, accompanied by two oth your readers. er general officers : he hurried I n the attack of Manilla by sir towards him, and to the aston. William Draper, in the year 1762, ishment, and even terror of all captain Richard Bishop, of the who saw him, spat in the Mar- marines, greatly distinguished shal's face. Let us endeavor to himself by his intrepidity and form some conception of the professional knowledge; in con. grossness of the insult. The ob. `sequence of which, he was by ject of it was the great TUR. that general made governor of RENNE, a Marshal of France, and the town and fort of Cavite, the one of the greatest generals, that principal port in the island of Lu. Europe has produced !—The conia. At this time there was in companions of the Marshal, the neighborhood a Malay of started back in amazement; the extraordinary bulk and strength, Marshal, his countenance glow and of the most ferocious dispo. ing with a sense of indignity, sition, who had formerly worked seized the hilt of his sword, and in the dock yard, but had desert. had already half unsheathed it, ed, and having collected nearly when, to the astonishment of the a hundred men of like character spectators, he suddenly returned with himself, committed every it to the scabbard, and taking his species of lawless violence on the handkerchief from his pocket, persons and property of the peace. Young man, said he, could I wipe able inhabitants. For the appre. your blood from my conscience, hension of this man captain Bish. with as much ease, as I can your op had long offered considerable spittle from my face, I would rewards, but without effect; when, take your life on the spot. Go, oneday riding out with a brother Sir
officer attended by about forty Saying this, the Marshal re. men, he saw this desperado,armed. tired, in all the majesty of trium, with a carbine, a brace of pistols, a
scymetar, and a dagger, issue out influence of excessive heat; but of a wood at a short distance, at the disparity was in a considerathe head of his troop. Instigated ble degree compensated by the by a sudden emotion of resent. energy of an invincible mind. ment, Bishop determined to in. This contest for life continued flict on this man the just punish. for almost an hour, when at length ment of his offences ; but being Bishop, almost fainting with fahimself without weapons, he bor. tigue, was thrown on his back, Towed a pistol from the holsters and the Malay, kneeling on him, of the officer who accompanied drew his dagger, and with all his him. Thus provided, he gallop. force aimed at his breast the fa. ed up to the Malay, and present tal blow. At that moment Bish. ed the pistol to his head. The op, exerting his last remains of Malay and his followers, con strength, with both hands avert. founded at this bold act of a sin. ed the point of the dagger as it gle man, offered no resistance. descended, and changing its di. The pistol missed fire; on which, rection, drove it upwards into Bishop, striking the Malay with the throat of the Malay, who it a violent blow on the head, immediately fell down dead upon knocked him off his horse. In him. the mean while the English troop, Bishop, unable to walk, crawl. hastening to the assistance of ed on his hands and knees to his their leader, and concluding him horse, which he found grazing to be fally equal to cope with at the distance of a quarter of a his fallen antagonist, pursued the mile, near the spot where the banditti, who immediately fled, contest began. Hemounted him and both parties were soon out of with difficulty, and was soon af. sight. All this was the work on terwards happily joined by his ly of a few seconds ; during friends, who had chased their which, Bishop seeing the Malay opponents into some dangerous stunned on the ground, alighted passes, and returned, not within order to secure him ; or, if out solicitude for the fate of necessary, to kill him with one their commander, whom they had of his own weapons. No soon. so long left. er, however, was he off his horse, The victor carried away the than the Malay was on his feet, spoils of his enemy, part of and began a desperate struggle which, the scy metar and fatal with his rash assailant. It was dagger, the writer of this letter the business of the former mere. has more than once seen. The ly to employ his own offensive story was first related to him by Weapons; the latter had the dou. captain Bishop himself, and af. Dle necessity of defeating their terwards fully confirmed by the use, and of applying them to his late colonel Flint, who at that own advantage. The Malay was time served with captain Bishop singularly strong and active, in. in the island. ured to hard labor, and exert. Your readers will naturally ing himself in his native climate: look with anxiety to the subse. the Englishman of much less quent history of this gallant offi. muscular force, and that reduce cer; and they will learn, with od by long privations, and by the deep regret, that he was lost on
board his majesty's ship the West Indies, in the year 1780. Thunderer, commanded by com. I am, sir, Your obedient modore Walsingham, in the great
Servant, P. H.C. hurricane which occurred in the
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. success of the missionary labore
The school at present consists of To the Editors of the Panoplist. fifteen scholars. They make good
On Tuesday last (September 26) proficiency in learning to speak Enan examination of the students in glish ; for this they have good ad. Theology was held at Andover in the vantages, as some of the children of chapel of the new building. A spec. the interpreter and some others in tator begs leave to inform the public, the school, can speak both the En through the channel of your excel. glish and Wyandot language very lent work, that, in the opinion of the well. The scholars are now brought strangers present, the students did under strict discipline in school. great honor both to their instructors Mr. George Anderson was employed and to themselves. For himself he and went to Sandusky in November takes the liberty to say, that, although last to take charge of the school, and he has very often been a witness of to devote his whole attention to it. examinations in learning and science, In the following extract from his lethe has never been better satisfied with ters the committee will learn how the any exhibition of this nature. The school is conducted. friends of the religion of our forefa. “In the morning when we rise, thers will be pleased to learn, that which is always as soon as it is light, this is the system which alone and the scholars attend to washing them. unmixed was disclosed in a manner selves and getting ready for school; highly gratifying. The progress of we are generally ready by a little afthe students in Sacred Literature ter sunrise to begin school, and alwas not less honorable than in The ways have a lesson round before ology.
breakfast. As soon as breakfast is After the examination was finished, over we attend to family worship ala very handsome address was deliv. together; after that we go to school, ered to the audience by Mr. Spring and commonly have five lessons round one of the students.
before dinner, sometimes but four. The number of the students' at After dinner four lessons are com present, is thirty-six.
monly said, and then dismiss the Sept. 28th, 1809.
school with prayer. After school is out we have our handmill to attend to, to grind corn for our sup
per. When supper and worship are EXTRACTS FROM THE REPORT OF over, the children are sent to bed.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF Then I have an hour or two to my
The institution underwent a severe
trial last summer, from the unfriend. The Sandusky mission, under ly offices of the traders mentioned in their care, having been prosecuted former reports, and from the iniluthrough the last year with diligence, ence of the Seneca prophet. is, not without difficulties nor with A speech was sent to governo out many encouraging interpositions Hull, superintendant of Indian affairs, of Divine Providence, promoting the by the chiefs of Upper Sandusky, written for them by one of the most wards of thirty chiefs and warriors, unfriendly of the traders, which con. arrived at Sandusky, to counsel with tained several charges against Mr. the Wyandots and neighboring Badger ; the sum of which was, that tribes on some of their national conthe good people of Pennsylvania hadi cerns. sent a large sum of money by him to Preparations for entertaining so Sandusky for the use of the Indians: many visitants, and for conducting that the good people of Ohio had sent the ceremonials of their reception, a number of cattle for them; and occupied the minds of the Indians that Mr. Badger kept the cattle for so much, that they could not pay his own use, and had never given much attention to the concerns of the them one dollar of the money.
mission. The arrival of the great His excellency on receiving the prophet, at the same time, encouraggpeech politely forwarded a copy to ed the party, who were attached to the society, requesting them to in paganism. vestigate the case.
Their expectations of the benefi. The society had previously recom. cial wonders which the prophet would mended a visitation of the missiona perform were bounded by nothing ry station by two members of the short of raising the dead. board, the Rev. Messrs. Thomas These circumstances were most Marquis and John Anderson ; on re. unfavorable to the business of the ceiving the governor's communica committee. Friendly Indians were tion another member, the Rev. Eli. in confusion, and the prophet's par. sha Macurdy, was added to the visit, ty were impertinent. ing committee.
After much delay, the chiefs and On the 27th of August Messrs. warriors of the lower town, and Marquis and Anderson arrived at Crane, with several chiefs from the Upper Sandusky. Mr. Badger and upper town, met the committee in Mr. Walker, interpreter, met them council. They stated all their com. here. Preached on the 28th, Sab. plaints against Mr. Badger fully, and bath, to a large and attentive audi- were made to understand his instrucence; preached again at night at the tions from the society (as stated black people's town, they all attend. above in the minutes of the council ed and appeared seriously affected. at the upper town,) and the benevoOn the 29th they had a conference tent intentions of the society towards with the chiefs who sent the foremen. them in future. tioned speech to the governor.
The committee found their com. The committee proceeded to I.ow. plaints to originate in misrepresentaer Sandusky to the missionary sta- tion and misunderstanding generally. tion, where they met with their oth- Pains had been taken to persuade er member, Mr. Macurdy. They them, that the cattle and hogs ought spent a considerable time in viewing to have been given to them to feast the various improvements on the farm, upon ; that the hands employed by buildings, stock, examining the ac. the society to labor on the farm counts of the mission (receipts and ought to be employed solely in labor. expenditures of money,) hearing the ing for them : and that farming tools children repeat their lessons, and in should have been purchased for their quiring into the state of the mission use with the money contributed for generally, and what had been done the mission. for the Indians.
Another source of complaint was It appeared that Mr. Badger had the nonfulfilment of promises. When employed all the means put into his these were examined, it appeared, hands by the society with care and that they already expected the full acdiligence.
complishment of every thing which The accounts rendered of all mon- they had been taught to look for, as ies and articles forwarded to him the ultimate benefits of the mission ; were fair and satisfactory.
and those advantages which were to While the committee was thus en be produced principally by their own gaged, the celebrated Seneca proph. exertions in improving the means af. et (Cornplanter's brother,) with up. forded them by the society, they ex.
Vol. II. New Series.