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fair, that Spain will pay back the $6000 and reFOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.-The steamship. Asia, also promises to reform the regulations to meet
buke the port authorities at Havana, and that she arrived at New York on tae 1st inst., bringing the wants of American commerce. Liverpool dates to the 201h ult. The steamer Arctic, which had been some days due, struck a DOMESTIC.–A terrible casualty occurred at Wil
. rock in the Irish Channel, and was obliged to re- mington, Del., on the morning of the 31st ult. turn to Liverpool. The damage was slight, and Three wagons, containing four hundred and fifty it was supposed that she would be ready to sail kegs, or about five tors, of powder, from Dupont's again in a week.
Mills, were on their way to the wharf for shipA report prevailed that Sebastopol, the Russian ment, when near the corner of Fourteenth and stronghold on the Black Sea, had been bombard Orange streets, from some unknown cause, the ed for four days by the allied fleet. The English powder exploded, causing a most melancholy loss war steamer, Tiger, had been stranded close to of life and destruction of property. The wagons Odessa and obliged to surrender to the Russians. were splintered to atoms, the horses blown to Twenty-two Russian merchant ships had been pieces, and the three drivers instantly killed and captured since the bombardment of Odessa. horribly mutilated. All the houses in the imme
The Turkish fleet had entered the Black Sea. diate vicinity of the explosion were much injured, The fleet numbered 24 sail, carrying 1030 guns, The trees along the streets and in the gardens in
several of them being completely demolished and was intended to destroy all the Russian posi- the vicinity were stripped of their limbs, and a tions on the Circassian coast and to disembark a number toin up by the roots or shivered to pieces. land force who were to effect a junction with the A large portion of the windows in the city were Circassians.
It is reported that the plan of the allies is to broken, and in many płuces the plaster torn from carry the war into the heart of Russia, to seize Two persons besides the drivers are known to
the walls and the buildings otherwise damaged. Crimea, and attack Sebastopol by land, while the have been killed, and several others seriously infleets attack it by sea. It is stated that the Vienna Conference is to be
jured. renewed on the basis of the Austro-Prussian and
CONGRESS. -In Senate, on the 29th ult, the NeAnglo-French alliance; also, that the French govo braska bill, as signed by the Speaker of the House, ernment had received from Prussia a note of ex
was signed by the President of the Senate. Seve. planation, which had given great satisfaction, but ral small amendments to the Indian bill were its exact tenor had not become public. The over- adopted and the bill was passed. The Deficiency tures of Russia for a commercial alliance with bill was received from the House. The Senate Prussia had failed. Hanover, Wurtemberg and insisted on its amendments, and a Committee of Bavaria, have sent in their adherence to the Conference was appointed. 'On the 30th, a resoAustro-Prussian treaty.
lution was adopted providing for an adjournment In consequence of the great concentration of from the 3d of 7th month until the 1st of the 10th Russian troops on the eastern and north-eastern month. A report was received from the Commit. frontiers of Austria, 5,000 additional troops are tee of Conference on the disagreeing amendments to be raised, and an der has been sigrzed for the to the Deficiency bill, , d was agreed to, the Seoccupation of the Galician frontier by two army the 31st the Senate ado ed a resolution directing
nate receding from near all its amendments. On corps.
Several unimportant engagements are reported an inquiry as to the propriety of granting a pento have taken place on the Danube, in which the sion to the widow of Batchelder, killed in Boston Turks have been ctors. Omer Pasha was con
while preventing the rescue of Burns, claimed as centrating his forc is it Shumla. The Russiang a fugitive slave. On the 1st, eleven Senators only were forming considerable depots and canton- being present, the Senate adjourned to the 5th. ments on the line of the Sereth, thus making In the House of Representatives, on the 29th Moldavia the base of their operations. An army ult., the Pacific Railroad bill was taken up and thue placed can advance into Gallicia by the discussed in the Committee of the Whole. It pronorth, or into Wallachia by the south, as circum- vides for two roads, one south of 37 deg. latitude, stances may render expedient. This movement and one from Lake Superior, or the Mississippi, in has induced the Austrian Cabinet to take imme- Minnesota. A Conference Committee on the Dediate measures for the effectual defence of Galli- ficiency bill was appointed. On the 30th, a resocia. Gen. Schlick, one of the ablest of the Aus-lution was adopted instructing the Committee on trian officers, has been appointed to take com-Commerce to inquire as to what measures are nemand in that province.
cessary for facilitating the preservation of life and The combined fleets, under Sir Charles Napier, property in the case of shipwreck on the coast of lay 25 miles from Cronstadt with the design of in New Jersey, The House went into Committee on tercepting the Russian fleet which has left Hel- the House in opposition to the bill
, after which the
the Pacific Railroad bill. Gerrit Smith addressed singfors to join the division lying at Cronstadt. The latest accounts from Greece state that the 31st, a bill providing for the survey and sale of the
Committee rose and the House adjourned. On the insurgents continue to lose ground, and a large public lands in Kansas was referred to the com; number of villages had sent in their submission. mittee on Public Lands. The Pacific railroad bill
SPAIN.--The Spanish Government had sent in an was taken up in Committee, and a long discussion answer to the American Minister, who despatch- ensued between northern and southern members ed it by a special messenger to the United States. relative to the address of some of the New York Six thousand men were io embark immediately members to their constituents. A message was for Porto Ricolo be drafted for service when need received from the President stating that he had ed. It is said in relation to the Black Warrior af. I signed the Nebraska bill.
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with amazement, and as I walked home, ponder
ed what I had heard; and believing it was the EXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF HENRY HULL.
voice of the Almighty, I felt a degree of reverContinued from page 611.
ence spring in my heart, as also of gladness, in In consequence of indulging my natural re- thinking I was not wholly cast off. I was led to luctance to stand as a spectacle in our meetings, contemplate my past religious experience, and I was left for a time in a beclouded state, and was strengthened to forsake my foolish consultalost all enjoyment of heaveuly good, as well as tions with flesh and blood; and feeling myself to
1 the confidence in Divine power, with which I had be a poor creature, I resolved to seek afresh the been favored; yet not without intervals of sensi- favor of Him who is infinite in power and goodbility, like the breaking forth of the sun at times ness. In our religious meetings, my mind was during a cloudy day. I was at these seasons now sensible of receiving instruction from Him made sensible of the offers of pardon, on condi- who is the Teacher of his people, and the Teacher tion of future obedience. But I reasoned against of teachers, qualifying servants and hand-maidlight and conviction, slighting the favors of ens to serve him in the ministry of the Gospel. which I had partaken, until I came to the mis- In this weighty work I again engaged, about two erable conclusion that religion was a cheat, some years after my first appearance, and having now thing invented by designing men to captivate fully given up to it, I appeared pretty often in
I the simple. I read the Scriptures in a disposition our meeting at the Creek, in Nine Partners. to ridicule them, and sought to get rid of all my The meeting-house was large and frequently whims, as I was willing to call them; but, blessed crowded, and though I often felt much reluctance be the name of Israel's Shepherd, I was followed at standing up, yet I considered that the intent with the reproofs of instruction; and the remem- of speaking was to be heard, and therefore en.' brance of my past enjoyment in the assemblies deavored to speak so plainly and audibly as to be of the Lord's people, now in the days of my re- heard by all. Now I again became a happy parbellion and poverty, caused me to feel the chas. taker of sweet peace and satisfaction in the Lord's tisements more keenly.
work, yet not without interruption; as the followMy life became a burden to me, and I was at ing extracts from my diary will evince, viz: times afraid to be alone, lest I might do myself Twelfth month 14th, 1788. Confined at home some mischief; at other seasons I spent great by indisposition, and have felt but little of the part of the night.alone, meditating on my past Father's love. Having heard of a public appearcondition and present forlorn state. It was during ance in our meeting, but little expected, my own some of these solitary hours, that I was again situation has been feelingly brought to my view, made sensible of the renewings of Divine visitation, with fervent desires that the Lord will not forby which my hard heart was broken and I wept sake me. Some suppose that I have forsaken much. By little and little, I recovered that confi- him, but the Lord sees not as man sees, he looks dence I had lost in Divine power and the superin- at the heart and knows that my desires are unto tending care of the Most High, over man. On one him, and that without his favor I cannot enjoy occasion, as I was walking over a hill covered with any real satisfaction, even in the midst of temtrees, I saw a large one that had been struck by poral blessings. Awake, 0, my soul, unto righte
ousness and sin no more, that with the saints,, were few happier men than myself; but my hapthou mayest feed on the bread of life. Thus be- piness did not continue as it might have done, ing clothed in the robe of righteousness, the if I had not launched out into greater business. beautiful garment, and walking in newness of life 1790. O Lord God of heaven and earth, I thou mayest worship the Lord in Spirit and in pray thee, in the riches of thy mercy, be pleased Truth, “ Wisdom is justified of her children.” to look upon me from heaven, thy boly habitaBut who are her children? Surely they only, tion, for I am a poor unstable man, tossed about who are endeavoring to do justly, to love mercy, with prospects pleasing to my natural inclination, and to walk humbly with God. Great and mar- and which keep me from surrendering myself vellous are the works of the infinite and incom- wholly unto Thee. Cast me not off, I pray thee, prehensible Creator; great are his mercies to the Othou holy One, but enable me to dedicate myalí intelligent part of his creation, and manifold the unto Thee and thy service. Condescend to bapblessings bestowed upon them by him. How pre- tize me, and re-baptize me, that I may be presumptuous is that man who can partake of these, pared to serve thee acceptably, for thou art and forget the gracious Giver! May the incon- worthy— Amen. siderate be awakened to think of these things, and Ninth month 5th. “Lord, what is man, that no longer be living carelessly.
thou art mindful of him, or the son of man that Second month 17th, 1789. In looking over thou visitest bim !" I am not worthy of the our religious Society, there appears an encourag: notice of the Most High, yet such is his coning prospect, notwithstanding the backsliding of descension, that I have a little confidence given some. Many are awakened both in Europe and me to look up unto Him, and ask for his help to America ; some in Germany, and even in France, epable me to persevere in the way
that is well that dark land, where the craft of man has so pleasing unto him, and not to run in the ways of long held the people in bondage. When I con my own choosing. May all that is in me be so template these encouraging prospects, and the humbled and reduced, as that I can truly say, in examples of the obedient servants, I do not for- addressing the holy One, “Thy will, not mine, be get myself, who am wading along in a path where done." there are many hindering things. But I have a Sixth month 11th, 1791. Although I have hope that the Lord will yet favor me with a more often testified of the goodness of God, yet I am willing mind, and suffer nothing to prevent me also bound to declare, that it is dangerous to from obeying his holy commands; for truly, I love tamper with his mercies, by living in idleness, the ways of the Lord, better than I do the ways unmindful of how much we love him. We have of man.
“I had rather be a door-keeper in the need to watch daily and endeavor to keep the house of the Lord than to dwell in the tents of fire kindled in our hearts, that we may manifest wickedness."
a holy zeal for the Lord and his cause; and there About this time I was deprived of the society is also a care to be maintained that we do not of Stephen Hong, a young man whom I highly compass ourselves with sparks of our own kindling. esteemed. He was received into our Society by I had rather be a poor but diligent waiter in the convincement, and had appeared as a minister house of my God, than attempt to advance by my several times in our meetings; and being gener- own strength. ally beloved his death had an awakening effect 22d. Ö Thou, who regardest the poor and upon many, and on me in a particular manner. the afflicted, be pleased to remember the poor I saw that my day's work was behind hand, and Africans, whom professing Christians are holding earnest were my desires to have it accomplished. in slavery. I had many temporal blessings bestowed upon Tenth month 15th. Received afflicting intelme, particularly a precious wife, with whom I ligence of great mortality in the city of New was now settled in a neat, though small house, York, and of an insurrection of the colored peoand we spent our time very pleasantly together. ple in one of the Wes: India Islands, where serShe was of a pious turn of mind, and our enjoy- eral members of our Society are detained to as. ments were increased by the opportunity of read- sist in the defence of the town. I feel for them ing religious books, the tendency of which, was and their families; but have they not contributed to animate us to follow the footsteps of the to the calamity by encouraging the trade to those righteous. Her father was for many years a con- islands, which has been the inducement to the stant attender of the meetings for discipline, at whites to increase the number of their slaves. Nine Partners, and we often had his company; Lord, have mercy upon the blacks and whites! and still more frequently that of my father, who How great are the cruelties practised amongst was a truly valuable man, though naturally diffi- mankind, and to what a pitch have they reached! dent and backward in compa' y. My business I long to have my mind more and more redeemwas small, but I was contented. In the season of ed from the world, that I may leare it cheerfully fulling, I was employed in my shop, and in the if called away therefrom ; yet I think I am also summer, in my garden; and with my small stock, willing to live and suffer, if thereby I may be consisting of one cow, a pig and some fowls, I useful to my fellow-mortals. envied not the rich nor the great. I believe there The beginning of the year 1792, was to me a
of her age.
good time. I had an opportunity of accompany. | succeeded one of clearer perception, and more ing a Friend who was visiting families in our simplicity and faithfulness in following the leadpart, and was also favored with the company of ings of the Good Shepherd ; and she became inmany other precious Friends who were laboring creasingly qualified for the work of her Lord and in the Lord's vineyard. I frequently attended Master, whom she had so anxiously desired to the meeting held at Little Nine Partners, where serve. She was acknowledged a minister in the many who were not members of our Society gave 29th
year us their company, for whom I felt strong desires About three years previous to this period, she that they might be wisely directed to choose the undertook, under a sense of duty, the care of a path of pure and undefiled religion. Several of day school for Friends' children, which was them afterwards became useful members of our about to be relinquished, in her native town; Society.
and this service was marked by the judicious (To be continued.)
treatment of her pupils, and her solicitude for
their best welfare. Memoir of Ann Lucas, a minister of Hitchin, In this engagement she continued till near England, who died on the 27th of 2nd month, of Hitchin, which took place on the 15th of
the time of her marriage with William Lucas, 1853, aged 83 years.
Eleventh month, 1798.
Her husband was a The daughter of Samuel and Hester Bowley, man little known beyond the immediate circle 3 was born on the 8th of Ninth month, 1769, at of his friends, but within that circle he was
Cirencester, in Gloucestershire, where her fami- greatly esteemed and beloved. With a cultivaly had lived for several generations. In the ted mind, and good literary taste, strongly atearly days of our religious Society, John Roberts tached to country pursuits, fond of natural historecords, that Richard Bowley, her direct ances- ry, of a generous disposition, a lover of peace, tor, was fined £20 for preaching, and £20 for an humble Christian, and a consistent Friend, attending a meeting in Friends' Meeting House he lived to a good old age, and his memory is in that place. Her father was actively engaged precious. in business, which took him a great deal from Thus united, these beloved friends, in their his family; but under the care of a religiously circumspect walk through the varied scenes of life, concerned, judicious, and tender mother, Ann, in a course of active usefulness, were living witwho in early life was very delicate, but possessed nesses to the reality of religion, and proved, what a mind of no ordinary strength, grew up a seri- our early Friends were concerned to testify, that ous and thoughtful child; desiring, at times, Christianity is not a mere barren theory or specuabove all things, to serve God, and to be useful lative system, but a vital principle, purifying the to her fellow creatures.
hcart by faith, and leading into all righteousHer return from school was marked by increas- ness. ed submission to the power of religion, and she Ann Lucas was not called upon to travel much became more qualified for usefulness in her fam- as a minister, but was long known for her serily, and amongst her numerous acquaintance and vice in our religious Society. Her diligence in friends, to whom she was a bright example of her own meeting and neighborhood in the exerdedication to what she believed to be her duty. cise of her gift, her concern for the right main
In a memorandum found after her decease, tenance of our discipline, and her readiness to she says: "In a religious opportunity in a friend's sympathise with the afflicted and assist those family, when I was about 18, under the ministry who in any way needed her help, were conspicuof a Friend, a strong impression took hold of my ous traits in her character. The clearness of mind, which I hardly know how to describe,- her judgment, for which she was always remarkthe subject being unexpected, and not alluded to able, rendered her a truly valuable counsellor, in what was expressed by the minister ;-it was, and many brought to her their cares and sorrows, that I should be sometime required to yield to a as to a bosom friend in whom they could entiresimilar service. I well remember the force with ly confide, and who would give them such counwhich it was presented, and the effect it had to sel as was best suited to their need. She had bring me under great conflict of mind. There clear views of Christian doctrine, and an unvary. was a desire to be faithful, if such were my line ing attachment to our peculiar testimonics, and of duty; yet there was also a disposition to shrink was enabled to serve the church on various criti. from the exposure, and an unwillingness to sur- cal occasions. render the will; neither was there, I apprehend. She was several times clerk to the women's ed, a preparation of heart for such an engage- Yearly Meeting, and a regular attender of it for ment. Therefore much tossing succeeded, and many years. She had often, on these occasions continued for seven years, before I gave up to a conspicuous part to take; not by the expres. it; although I had, during that interval, been sion of many words, but by the few fitly spoken, sometimes on the very point of giving up, and under the influence of the Holy Anointing, and condemnation and sorrow were the consequences with a judgment and tact as to time and place, of disobedience.” But to this period of trial almost peculiar to herself; which increased her
influence, and contributed much to the edifica- | to be attained by close attention to the teachings tion of the church. At the same time, her whole of the Spirit of Christ in the heart, bearing in bearing gave the impression to those who knew mind that memorable reply to the inquiry
, ' And her, that the experience of every year was deep- what shall this man do?'—'What is that to ening her in true Christian humility.
thee? Follow thou me.' Ninth month, 1839, she writes : “My seven- She continued gradually declining, till the tieth birthday. Is there oil in the vessel with 25th of Second month, 1853, when a slight cold the lamp? if not, it is not a time to slumber or suddenly prostrated all ber bodily powers
. With sleep, but earnestly to seek for it where it can her usual clearness of discernment, she perceived alone be bad.”
that her end was near, but was not able to conIt was evident that she was accustomed to ex- verse much. To one of her grandchildren, she amine herself by a high and holy standard, and said, " Thou art the eldest of the family; there that close was her self-scrutiny and watchfulness, is a great deal in that. I know I have not held whilst very fearful of transgressing the law of my place as I should. I hope you will not delove and charity in her judgment of others. part from the testimonies and practices of Friends
; 2 Yet, in watching over others for good, she was I have never seen occasion in my long life, to defaithful and honest towards them; and her ten- viate from them; I believe the New Testament sets ? derness in administering reproof was such that forth our views very clearly." At another time she seldom gave offence, but often produced she remarked, "Nothing can exceed the awful. grateful feelings in those to whom she felt bound ness of an unseen world; I have but one bope, to hand a word of admonition.
that set before us in the gospel.”. She was ready to unite with her neighbors in She spoke of her love to her friends being un. many objects of general utility, and diligent, diminished, saying, “I have been very much fswhen her health permitted, in visiting the poor, vored to receive great love and kindness.” She more particularly those who were suffering from referred her children to the passage, in Isaiah, illness. The wants of these she supplied with "In returning and rest ye shall be saved ; in quieta liberal hand.
ness and in confidence shall be your strength," In 1846, she was deprived by death of her be- and made some appropriate remarks to others loved husband. For about twelve months he had who were present, indicative of her affectionate been the object of her tenderest care, and she deep- interest in their welfare. Her beautiful considerly mourned her loss. From that time, though dili- ation for others appeared to the last, and she is gent in the attendance of her own meeting, she anxious that the convenience of Friends should withdrew from the more extended sphere in be consulted in reference to her funeral. After which she had been occupied. But her facul. expressing something of this sort, she sunk into ties continued unimpaired, her interest in her a quiet slumber, and, while all her children were friends undiminished; her spiritual life seemed surrounding her bed, she peacefully expired. vigorous as ever, and brighter and clearer was
Deeply as a large circle of children and grandher vision in things pertaining to salvation. In children mourn the loss of a tenderly interested humble submission to the Divine will, she en-parent, sorrowfully as the church regards the deavored in faith and patience to support the vacant place, once filled by a firm and upright increasing weight of infirmity, which as she ad- pillar, there is abundant consolation, in the bevanced in years, at times almost bore down the lief, that her day's work was done; that as 3 enfeebled frame. She suffered much from want good and faithful servant, yet, having her sole of sleep, though her wakeful hours were often dependence placed on redeeming mercy, she has seasons of
And loud is In 1849 appears the following memorandum : the call on survivors, when another prophet is “On looking back to some omission of appre- thus removed from the church militant, to be in hended duty in early life, I have seen, and much prepared to receive the mantle so quietly and regretted, that my mind had not been more peacefully laid down, to seek for a large measure ! clearly directed to the constraining love of Christ, of that Spirit which qualified her, and want as the only sufficient motive for obedience to his others, for the service of their day; that, through requisitions. And I am glad to believe that of individual faithfulness, “our cords may be lengthlater time the youth of our Society are better in- ened, and our stakes strengthened, that the place structed on this important point, and that it will of our tent may yet be enlarged."— Annual or assist them to prove that declaration of an apos-itor. tle-We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the pow.
COUNTRY LIFE. er and coming of our Lord Jesus Chrst."
The following remark is without date : “True The country life is to be preferred, for there simplicity is indeed beautiful; but by looking we see the works of God; but in cities, little else for examples of it in our fellow-creatures, and but the works of men, and the one makes : measuring ourselves by them, we are in danger better subject for our contemplation than the of falling short of the right standard. It is only 'other.— W. Penn.