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SUMMARY OF NEWS.
FBANCE.—A conspiracy to assassinate Napo
leon has been discovered in the South of France, FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.—The United States
and 150 arrests made. Mail Steamship Baltic, arrived at New York on the morning of the 8th' inst. She left Liverpool has been raised, the Swiss authorities having pro
SWITZERLAND.-The blockade of Switzerland on the 28th ult., and made the passage in nine mised to dismiss all notorious and active revoludays, sixteen hours and fifty-three minutes actual tionary exiles from the country, to send other retime from port to port, being the shortest passage fugees into the interior, to lend an attentive ear ever made, by one hour and fifty-two minutes
to the reclamations of Austria, and to furnish the On the 15th ult., the Turkish garrison of Silis- Imperial government, at all times, with a list of tria sallied from the town and attacked the Rus- the fugitives residing in Switzerland. sians in their trenches. A severe battle took ENGLAND.—Sir John Bowring the British Envoy place, resulting in the total discomfiture of the to China, has been instructed to proceed imRussians, who fled across the Danube, closely puro mediately to Japan and endeavor to obtain from sued by the Turks. The slaughter was appalling that Government an opening to British coinmerce. General Luders and Schilders, Prince Gortscha- on the same terms as those granted to the United koff and Prince Paskiewitch, were
severely States. wounded, and two of their Russian Generals were INDIA AND CHINA.-Dost Mahomed is again killed. The works of the Russians were des seeking the friendship of the English. Tranquil. troyed, Gen. Schilder has since died of his wounds. lity was maintained at Nankin. Shanghai also In consequence of this defeat, the siege of Silis- was quiet, but disturbances had broken out at tria has been abandoned, and the Russians are Canton. Á victory by the Imperialists was reevacuating the Turkish Provinces as rapidly as ported. possible. It is stated that their whole army will Brazil. The opening of the first railway in retire beyond the Pruth. It is decided that the Brazil, took place on the 30th of the Fourth month Austrians shall occupy the Principalities. In last, in presence of the Emperor and Empress, their retreat, their sick were left behind in hospi- and a large concourse of tñe leading persons of tals, and the Turkish authorities have given the Brazil. most stringent orders respecting them. The au. Buenos Ayres.—The first Constitutional Legis. thorities also give free passports to Russian sure lature met on the 15th of the Fifth month; pregeons left in attendance.
siding officers of the two houses were elected, Several important successes gainst the Rus. and the oath of fidelity to the Constitution was sians have been gained by the Circassian forces taken by the Governor, the Legislature and the under Schamyl. A detachment of 15,000 men people, en masse. · The city is rapidly improring. was attacked by the mountaineers, in the pass of It is reported that Urquiza, intends to comnience Dariel and obliged to retreat with the loss of 3,000 hostilities against Buenos Ayres, and has refused men, cannon and a large quantity of ammunition. to permit the mails to pass through the Argentine Urzugheth, a fortress near Batorim, garrisoned by territory. 8,000 Russians, has been abandoned and taken Cuba: -The American barque Grey Eagle has possession of by the Turks. Schamyl was, in full been seized at Havanına, on the charge of having march on Tiflis, with 25,000 men and 50 pieces landed 600 slaves near that place, on the 25th ult of artillery. Anapa and Sonjak are now the Only a small number of the slaves were rescued. only positions between the Sea of Azof and the Asiatic boundary of Turkey which remain in the Glamorgan, has been convicted at Boston, of
Domestic. - Casper Herman, master of the brig hands of the Russians.
being engaged in the African slave trade. Hadji Petros, the last Greek itesurrectionary A most destructive conflagration took place in leader has submitted. The insurrection is therefore this city on the night of the 5th inst. It comat an end. It is thought that the Anglo-French menced about 10 o'clock in the National Theatre, forces, in concert with the Circassians, will soon Chestnut St. between 8th and 9th, and notwithmake a combined attack by sea and land on the standing the most strenuous efforts by the tiremen Crimea. Immense preparations are going on, and to check its fury, continued its ravages until å guns of great power have been sent to the Black large number of the adjacent buildings were inŠea.
volved in a common destruction. The Philadel. The allied fleets in the Baltic have sailed for phia Museum was totally destroyed, all the hou. Cronstadt. A large number of Russian vessels
ses from the Museum to the corner of Eighth and have been taken or destroyed by those of the Bri- Sansom streets, and a number of buildings on tish. Two divisions of the Russian fleet were at Eighth and Chestnut streets were consumed or Cronstadt, and one division near Sweaborg. The greatly injured. A large number of valuable Gulf of Finland was filled with small vessels of 8th and 9th, the owners of which suffered severely
stores were situated in Chestnut street between At the conference of Teschein it was decided poured upon them. The wooden cornice of the
in the loss of property by the flames and the water that Prussia would not formally declare war on Girard House caught fire, and great fears were for Russia, but place a portion of the Prussian arnıy/ a time entertained for the safety of that large esunder orders of the Emperor of Austria.
tablishment It was, however, saved, though It is stated the Emperor Napoleou had intima- much of the furniture was injured by water. The ted to the Austrian Government, that the French loss of property by this fire cannot fall sar, if at will interfere to suppress revolutionary move all, short of hálf a million of dollars. One of ments in Hungary and Italy, while the Austrian the actors of the National Theatre perished in troops are engaged against Russia. A similar the flames. His remains were found next mordeclaration is also expected from England. ning, horribly mutilated, burnt and blackened.
A RELIGIOUS, LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS JOURNAL.
PHILADELPHIA, SEVENTH MONTH 22, 1854.
EXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF HENRY IIULL.
EDITED BY ENOCH LEWIS.
ing toward Georgia, it seemed very unlikely that I should be able to fulfil my prospect of a visit
to Friends there. My mind was a good deal PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY SAMUEL RHOADS,
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give up the prospect; but on the morning of the PHILADELPHIA.
21st, He whom my soul loves, and whom I de
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fully, in the full belief, that He who had thus far been with me, would still go
with although nothing but discouragement prevails as
to the outward, yet blessed be his holy name, in (Continued from page 691 )
his adorable mercy he never fails to help the The following incident furnishes a curious il- humble. O thou who givest me this faith! I lustration of the manner in which some of the pray thee, keep me in the way I should go, and
I inhabitants of newly settled countries live; es
thou shalt be my God; I will not love another,
nay, nor any thing this world affords, like untó pecially where slavery prevails
thee, for thou hast dealt bountifully with me in On our way to Knoxville in Tennessee, we this trying time; thy love shed abroad in my entered a wilderness part of the road one morn- heart has been life unto me; and the discourageing, and having rode about seventeen miles, called ments, which as a thick cloud hung round about at a spacious looking house for the purpose of me, are dispelled by the brightness of thy appeargetting breakfast, supposing from its appearance ing-good is thy will, 0 ! Lord. we should be furnished with a good meal; but Hinry Hull pursuing his religious service, was we were disappointed, for on applying to the landlord, he said they should bave to kill and joined about ten days afterwards, by his comdress a pig before we could have breakfast I panion Joshua Lord and the other Friend, who told him we could not wait so long, and would recovered their horses after riding more than do without meat; upon which his daughter re- two hundred miles in search of them. plied, they had neither bread nor meal, and must
After noting his arrival at Charleston, South grind the corn before they could serve us. To this I objected, on account of the detention, and Carolina, he remarks :told her, I saw they had sweet potatoes growing, We had a meeting with the few Friends resiand if they would boil some of them for us, and dent here, and those from the north and east give us some milk, we would make out a meal; who board here during the winter; also one with upon which the black girl said, there was no the inhabitants more generally, both held in the milk in the house. We then concluded to go to house belonging to Friends. The crying injusthe next ion, where we broke our fast, between tice and cruelty of slavery, had frequently engaged twelve and one o'clock.
my attention during the course of this journey; Near the end of the year (1799,) while on the but never more than while I was in this place, way to South Carolina and Georgia, the following and are frequently sold at auction like cattle. At
where this oppressed race are very numerous, occurrence took place.
one of these sales I was much affected, in hearing During this time our horses strayed away, and a young colored man pleading his cause. His my companion, Joshua Lord, accompanied by aged father and mother, and his wife and child, another Friend, set out in search of them. The were all mounted upon a stage, so that they rivers and creeks being much swollen by the long might be seen by the bidders; they being about continued rains, we were very thoughtful how to be sold. The young man stepped up and our friends would fare in the pursuit, and in look- stood by them, but was soon ordered down. He
said he wanted to be sold with them, but was sing of our vessel, aroused all hands out of their told that he could not, as it was a sale to satisfy beds, I was favored to remain perfectly quiet in a mortgage upon the others, in which he was not mine, expecting every moment to be the last, ere included. He pleaded with very affecting and we were swallowed up. O, then, the most anxious moving language, to show how hard it was to be desire I had was, that my dear connexions and separated from his family; but it was all to no pur friends might know how calmly and undismayed pose. When he saw that his prayers were un- I met death, and the comfortable evidence I felt
, heeded, and that the others would be sold without that in my late dedication I had not been allured him, he burst into a flood of tears, and in the by cunningly devised fables. I was renewedly anguish of his feelings besought them rather to confirmed in my mind, that “verily there is a kill him ; for, said he, I had rather die than be reward for the righteous," and that the peace separated from my family-upon which he was which our Lord Jesus Christ gives his followers, dragged off the scaffold and driven away. The cannot be wrested from them by any of the adcompany went on bidding, apparently as unaffect-versities of time. Although, from the greatness ed as though the auctioneer had been selling of the apparent danger, I came to the conclusion sheep, while the screams and prayers of the aged that I should not see my home again, attended parents, and the bereaved wife with her infant in with feelings of great tenderness of affection for her arms, went up to heaven in behalf of them- my beloved family and friends, yet hope revised selves, and especially for the poor young man, in the midst of the storm, and a belief that we who had been so inhumanly torn away from them. should not be lost, in which my mind was cenBesides these victims to cruel and anti-christian tered in quiet reliance upon Him, who will asavarice, there was a large number more confined suredly do right. in a cellar, which were brought out and sold to When the wind changed and the storm abated, different purchasers. Thus it is, that near rela- the sailors had much to do to put our vessel in tives are often violently separated, never more to a trim for sailing, her bowsprit being sprung and see each other in this world !!!
the rigging and sails much torn. This southern journey appears to have been
As soon as we arrived at New York, I engaged ended by the visit to Charleston, for immediately home, where I found my family well, for which
a passage for Poughkeepsie, and soon reached after the foregoing affecting passage, we find the and the many preservations and favors I witnesssubjoined account of his return home.
ed in this arduous journey, I am humbly thankIn the early part of the second month, (1800,) ful. I sold my horse, and embarked on board a schooner His mind, for several years, had been deeply of about seventy tons burthen, bound for New | exercised with a prospect of duty, to pay a reliYork. We bad a fine wind in our favor for about gious visit in the love of the Gospel, to Friends three days, when it came directly ahead, and and others in Great Britain and Ireland; and commenced one of the most violent stornis any in the year 1810, he obtained certificates from of us had ever witnessed. There were seventeen his Monthly and Quarterly Meeting, liberating passengers pent up in a small cabin, one of whom him for this important embassy; and the Yearly was a sea captain, who said he had been to the Meeting of ministers and elders having also furEast Indies three times, and crossed the Atlantic nished him with the requisite credentials
, be many times oftener, but was never in so great a embarked for Liverpool in the sixth month of storm before. It continued six days and nights, that year. Whilst laboring under the prospect and our vessel being tight and well balanced, of leaving his beloved home and relations, to laid well to the wind-though her rigging and fulfil this engagement of duty, he penned the filsails had the appearance of a wreck when the lowing remarks, viz: storm abated. At times we concluded we should 2nd day of second month, 1810. In retirenever see the land again the sea beating over ment and under a solemn impression of mind, I us so violently, that no one could remain on deck; am led to look at the prospect I bare submitted the helm was lashed, and the companion-way to my friends, which looks awful from its greatdoor shut close to prevent our being overwhelmed ness, and my littleness, with the sacrifices to be with water in the cabin. Thus we passed several made, if way
for me to go, having long winter nights, without any light-the jug a dear wife and children, for whose comfort in containing our supply of oil being broken at the life I am so desirous, that I am willing to esert commencement of the gale. The consternation my strength in laboring for their subsistence, both which prevailed in the night, when it was ex- day and night, if necessary. To leave these, and pected the waves would swallow us up, was great a circle of near friends and connexions, seems indeed-though at times a comfortable silence nothing short of forsaking all, I trust, for the prevailed. In common with my companions in Gospel's sake. I think no prospect of accumulatthe voyage, I gave up all hope of ever seeing ing worldly treasure, would be an inducement home, yet was favored with resignation, and had for me to leave them and encounter the perils of no fear of death; and at one time, when the a voyage across the ocean. My home is confortterrible roaring of the elements, with the crack-able, and having lately commenced the interest
ing employment of farming, I have the consoling | Notice of ELIZABETH Smith, wife of David prospect of soon being clear of the cumber of a Harris Smith, of Bradford, England, who multiplicity of business, in bich I have hereto. died 7 th mo. 3, 1853, aged 46 years. fore been too much engaged; the profits of which, bowever great, would never induce me to engage building. Soine of thein occupy a very promi
There are many stones in the Lord's spiritual therein again. Oh! that the ministers of the Gospel in our Society may keep clear of the en- nent place, obvious to every passer by; and there Gospel in our Society may keep clear of the en. are comparatively hidden ones, who, nevertheless, tanglements of the world, especially those that hold important positions. They are known and are inseparable from trade and commerce! Had I attended to the clear intimations
of Truth in regarded by the great Head of the church, and my own mind, I never should have engaged in In this class may be ranked the dear friend above
are in near fellowship with its living members. them, but the searcher of hearts knows, that it named. From early life she gave indications of was not in rebellion that I gave up to the judg- the renovating power of Divine grace in her ment of others in this respect. Through ador- heart; and being deprived of the tender care of able
mercy, I have experienced the condescension of Israel's Shepherd to be great towards me; and of age, it was instructive to observe the manner in
a beloved mother, when only about fifteen years he hath at times been pleased to impress my which she was enabled, as an only daughter, from mind with Gospel love, under the influence that early age to her marriage, to enter into and whereof I have endeavored to labor in the abil. conduct the domestic affairs of her bereaved father. ity received for the good of mankind, that they might come to walk in the light of the Lord, to who surrounded her, for her kind and affectionate
She was beloved by the relatives and friends the praise of his great and worthy name. In $these services I have sometimes been at a dis- disposition, her humble and diffident deportment, of tance from my home, for a considerable length her watchful care in all things to walk worthy of of time, and found that I have served a good her profession as a member of our religious So
our high Christian calling, and consistently with Master, his love sufficiently compensating for the 7 privation of domestic comforts, and the endearing ciety. ties of nature; that now I think I can say as I
In the training of her children, and the conhave sometimes thought, when I apprehended the ducting of her household affairs, she was anxious - probability of a final separation being near, that to avoid everything inconsistent with Christian there is no part of my life to which I can recur
simplicity, and the standard of Truth; and she with so much satisfaction, as the time I have had for some years acceptably filled the station of
Overseer. spent in the service of the Gospel. I am sensible that I have sometimes made misses in my ser
For a considerable time our dear friend bad vices, and I trust, thankful to be made sen
been in a delicate state of health. In the forepart sible thereof.' It is a great work, and we had of the year 1850, her two youngest children had need to die daily, if favored to keep even pace,
an attack of whooping cough: she took the com. neither too fast, nor yet too slow; and the fer- plaint, and it left a susceptibility of the lungs, rent desire of my mind in the present prospect which, ere long, excited serious apprehensions on is, that I may continue to be resigned to Divine her account. In the autumn of that year she had disposal, and if way should open, to go in that a hemorrhage from the lungs; and the winter was littleness which prefers others to ourselves; for spent with her family, at Hastings. She passed
the surely I may say with Gideon, my father's family
greater part of the two following ones at Toris poor in Manassah, and I am the least in my quay. The warmer atmosphere was congenial, father's house ; yet there is strength in Omnipotence, and if he is pleased to separate me to
health : yet she appears to bave had an abiding the work, good is his will. Next to this is the impression of the uncertainty of her long consympathy and unity of the brethren ; if favored tinuance here. It was evident to her family, with this, it will be a confirmation to the first :
from her domestic arrangements, and her occa" by one spirit are ye baptized into one body, sional remarks, that her mind was preparing for and also to drink together in the spirit,” said the the change which was approaching; and, to her apostle; that with sincere desires to do right, I husband, she sometimes expressed herself more have again thrown myself as amongst my friends, fully on this deeply interesting subject. who, I believe will do what is best.
In the afternoon of the 22d of Sixth month, she had a severe hemorrhage, which continued,
with little intermission, until the evening of the A perpetual conflict with natural desires seems 25th. During this time she was kept in a sweet, o be the lot of our present state.
quiet frame of mind.
She said she did not see DR. JOHNSON. how it would terminate, but that she felt nothing
but peace; all condemnation was taken away, and When the best things are not possible, the she believed she should be accepted. nost may be made of those that are.
During the few remaining days of her life, she HOOKER. had at times considerable difficulty of breathing;
(To be continued.)
but it was instructive to those who had the privi- , this death ?” He assented, and expressed his lege of attending upon her, to mark the peaceful- belief that the last conflict would soon be over, ness in which she was preserved, and the evident enquiring if she still continued to feel the supripening for her eternal inheritance.
porting presence of the Lord, and that Christ her She said, she had for several days been much Saviour was precious ? She lifted up both her comforted with this passage of Scripture, “ Thou hands and said, “Oh, yes !" adding, so faintly wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is as scarcely to be heard, “ He is not wanting at stayed on thee, because he trustech in thee." She this hour.” could now sleep but little, but dozing, now and From this time she gradually sunk; and about then, she asked her husband if it was right for three o'clock, appearing like one going to sleep, her to spend her time thus, when it was so short. the silver cord was gently loosened, which bound At another time, she said to him, “Thou hast her spirit to its earthly tabernacle; and her sorbeen anxious that I should feel a full assurance of rowing friends are comforted by the firm belief
, acceptance; I now have that." All fear of death that her ransomed spirit was permitted to join is taken away, and I have a bright prospect before that glorious company who surround the throne, me.” She had great pleasure in hearing the Holy and sing the song of Moses and of the Lamb.Scriptures read—they had always been very pre Annual Monitor. cious to her-requesting, at one time, to hear the 17th chapter of John. On Sixth-day, 1st of Seventh month, she ap
MEMOIR OF ALEXANDER JAFFRAY.* peared so much better, that a ray of hope seemed From the brief account we have of the early to dawn on her anxious relatives that her time life of Alexander Jaffray it appears that he was might be somewhat prolonged; but, during the born at Aberdeen, in Scotland, in the year 1614, night, a change took place, which shewed them Of bis youthful training he says, “ My parents, that it was ordered otherwise, by Him who can- though'in every thing they were most tender, not err, even in his most mysterious dispensations and evidenced much love and respect to me, yet
On Seventh-day she seemed to be remarkably not being themselves much acquainted with the strengthened for the work which remained to her great advantage there is in breeding young ones on earth.
She felt that her day was drawing to timely in the fear of God, and keeping them a close, and said she had no desire to see the closely and diligently at their studies, in this dawn of another morning. She was usually sen- they were some way deficient.” sible of Divine help and support, while she had
" Yet the goodness of God was such that all interviews with different members of the family, this while he was watching over me, so that I was imparting suitable counsel to her children, and preserved from falling into any scandalous, known giving directions on various subjects to her beloved sin.'' relatives. She made some touching remarks to In his twentieth year he travelled throngh her beloved and only brother, and, tenderly France, and there witnessing much gross evil and sympathising with her husband in anticipation of licentiousness, from which he was through the his loss, she said to him, “ It will be a severe goodness and kind providence of God” wonderstroke to thee, but thou wilt be supported. The fully preserved, though allowed “much liberty separation is only for a short time, and then we and a full purse,” he afterwards remarks,“ This shall meet again. The world and all its concerns hath many times given me occasion to think of sink into insignificance at such a time as this; recommending to my children not to venture they appear to me as a heap of rubbish.". In upon such a way of travelling abroad, until they allusion to the evidence of acceptance mercifully have first attained to some more experience, exgranted her, and to the help vouchsafed to her pecially in the knowledge of God and the fundafor the discharge of these debts of conjugal, pa- mentals of religion. Without this, to travel to rental, and Christiạn love, to those whom she France or elsewhere, as I did, and the most part was about to leave, she remarked, that "it was of young men do, is to expose them, not only to not of herself, but of the Lord; it was all of the hazard of being tempted to all abominable grace, no merit of her own ; 0, no ! all of mercy.” | vices, but to be insnared in the abominable and About eleven o'clock she desired the doctor to
gross errors of Popery." be sent for, and took leave of him, expressing
He was married very early in life, and remarks her satisfaction in what he had done for her. Not respecting his deportment in this responsible long after, she requested that her two elder position, "My ignorance of God made me slov children might be called, expressing her wish in seeking to him, and unclose in my walking that all might be kept quiet, and her hope that with him, in my private conversation, and in my patience would be granted her to the end ; de family; performing duties, whether in a more siring those around to pray for her, that if it was private or public manner, but very seldom, and the Lord's will, the time might be cut short.
superficially, though I durst not omit doing them; After this the breathing became more difficult, and continued so till about two o'clock in the
• Compiled for the Review from his Diary, and the morning, when she said to her husband, "Is not 'account of Friends in Scotland by John Barclay.