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moral than the above. For what does it mean conferred by the third section of the act of Con-, except this, – that whenever any nation makes gress aforementioned, shall forfeit a sum not exextraordinary progress beyond its neighbors in ceeding five hundred dollars for every such wealth, commerce, influence or civilization, and offence, to the use of the State, or sball be suball those elements which constitute true power, ject to imprisonment not exceeding six months though this should have been done without any in the County Jail. act of violence, but by an accidental concurrence An Act in amendment of an act entitled “ An of circumstances," such as advantages of geo- act further to protect personal liberty,” passed graphical or maritime position, the superior pro- at the January session, A. D. 1848. ductiveness of its soil, the more enlightened It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows: character of its government, and the higher Sec. 1. All the provisions of the act to which energy and enterprise of its people, it is right this is an amendment, and which applies, by the that all other countries should be on the watch first section thereof, to the third section of an act to seize any “just occasion,”-its enemies of of Congress passed February 12, 1793, entitled course being the judges as to what is a just oc- “ An act respecting fugitives from justice and casion—to diminish its power by "every means persons escaping from the service of their maswhich political wisdom can devise.” So that if ters,” shall be extended and apply lo the act of political wisdom were to conclude that the ruin Congress of September 18, 1850, entitled “ An of its commerce, or the overthrow of its constitu- act to amend and supplementary” to the said act tion, or fomenting a revolution among its people, of 1793. would tend to diminish the power of a country True copy-attest : that has grown stronger than “several of its

WM. R. Watson, Secretary. neighbors," —why it is at liberty to use such means, and, in fact, every means it can devise. (To be continued ]

The editor of the Farmer and Planter says :

This goat, which has recently been introduced RHODE ISLAND.

into the United States from Turkey, by Dr. The following act was passed by the Legislature Davis, of South Carolina, is of larger size than of Rhode Island at its recent June session :

our common goat, is as easily kept, and by this Voted, and Resolved, That the Secretary of experiment is proven to be admirably adapted to State be directed to insert in the schedule of the our climate. Its great excellence is, that in. present session, and also to publish in all the stead of a coat of hair, it has a fleece of fine silky papers in which are publisbed the public laws, appearance, from four to six inches long in one the act passed by the General Assembly in 1848, year's growth. It is from the fleece of this goat entitled an

“ Act further to protect personal | the celebrated Cashmere shawls from China are liberty,” together with the act in amendment made. Besides its beautiful and silky appearthereof passed in the present session of the Gene- ance, textures made from the fleece of this goat ral Assembly.

outwear all known substances. Stocks made of

it have been worn six winters without material in^ It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows: jury. They can be shorn annually, and the

SECTION 1. No judge of any court of record average weight of each fleece is about four pounds, of this state, and no justice of the peace, shall sometimes weighing as much as seven pounds, 1 hereafter take cognizance or grant a certificate in being equal in value to the united fleeces of about

cases that may arise under the third section of sixteen Merino sheep annually. Dr. Davis con! an act of Congress passed February 12, 1793, siders these so well adapted to the climate, and 1 and entitled "An act respecting fugitives from so valuable, that he refuses to sell full blood ewes

justice, and persons escaping from the service of at all, but sells the bucks from $100 to $200 | their masters,” to any person who claims

each. He is very liberal, however, ana has given

any other person as a fugitive slave within the juris- several to his friends. | diction of this State.

Prom the Sunday School Journal. SEC. 2. No sheriff, deputy sheriff, coroner,

MATTHEW, xiv. 22–27. constable, jailer or other officer of this State, shall hereafter arrest or detain, or aid in the The waters were sleeping on dark Galilee,

And the moonbeams lay still on a calm summer sea; arrest or detention, or imprisonment in any jail Not a rippling wave in the waters so clear, or other building belonging to this State, or to Betokened the gentlest zephyr was near; any county, city or town thereof, of any person While around on the hills which its borders enclose for the reason that he is claimed as a fugitive Stood the fishermen's huts in the depths of repose. slave.

Away on the lake's tranquil bosom we mark Sec. 3. Any justice of the peace, sheriff, In the midst of the waters, a simple, rude bark deputy sheriff, coroner, constable or jailer, whó Seen resting in moonlight, and furled all its sail

A single white speck on the lake of the vale, shall offend against the provisions of this law, by Whilst its inmates in blessed unconsciousness sleep, in any way directly or indirectly, under the power And heed not the dangers that lurk in the deep.


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But short was the calm, soon the tempest's fierce wrath | sown in grain. Cold weather and smut have in. Tossed that frail little bark betwixt Heaven and earth, jured the crops in some sections. A Railroad ConNow riding in fury the foam-crested wave,

vention was held at Red Bluffs on the 3a, to adopt Now seeming to sink in the depth’s yawning grave, And how fearful the sounds that blend in the air!

measures for the survey of Noble's Pass. A reso. The hurricane's war with man's cry of despair !

lution was passed to raise the necessary funds, in Now asar on the waters their strained eyes they turn,

the event of the

general government refusing an In the last but saint hope that some help they'll discern, appropriation. The Chief Engineer has submitted When lo! at a distance there bursts on their sight

a report on the preliminary survey of the SacraA tall moving figure enshrouded in white.

mento Valley Railroad. The cost is estimated at A spirit! a spirit! affrighted they cry ;

$33,000 per inile, to place the road in complete And shrinking in horror, “Oh save us! we die!" running order.

The accounts from the mines are favorable. But hark! 'tis not voiceless. Lov'd accents they hear, Serious riots have occurred in San Francisco, “ Peace, peace, it is I. Be ye of good cheer.” The voice of their Lord rises high o'er the storm,

growing out of disputes relative to the title of

lands in the city. The God of the tempest has still'd their alarm, While the meek man of Nazareth only they see, CONGRESS.-In Senate, on the 10th, the House 'Tis the power of a God bids the hurricane flee.

bill authorising a survey of certain Indian tracts Ever thus in the tempests and storms of this life,

in Minnesota, was passed. The Homestead bill In the midnight of sorrow, or passion's wild strife,

was debated. On the 11th, a bill was passed Should poverty, sickness, temptation, assail,

providing for a telegraph line to San Francisco; And the powers of darkness seem to prevail,

also one allowing the Alexandria Railroad Com. My weakness is strength, if but whispered I hear,

pany to extend their road through the District, “ Fear not, it is I, oh be of good cheer.”

and a resolution requesting the Postmaster General to inform the Senate if a suitable site for a

Post-office building can be obtained in Philadel. SUMMARY OF NEWS.

phia, and at what cost. On the 12th, several pe.

titions for the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.--The Steamer Asia ar. were presented. The session was chiefly occurived at New York on the 12th inst., with Liverpool pied in discussing the Homestead bill. On the dates to the 1st.

i3th the same debate was continued. A bill was The aspect of the war has undergone an entire reported granting a pension to the widow of J. change, and it is difficult to foresee what new com.

Batchelder, killed while acting as V. S. Deputy plications may arise. Austria is ready to march On the 14th, a bill was passed appropriating

Marshal, during the Boston fugitive slave riot. her army of 200,000 men into the Principalities, $600,000 to commence the erection of buildings thus interposing between the combatants, and pre- at Washington, to accommodate the Departments venting further

hostilities there. The Czar's offi- of State, War, Interior, Treasury, and Navy. Also cial reply, however, could not be received before the House bill making provision for the Postal the 3d inst., and Austria would not act decisively service in California, Oregon and Washington, and till it was received.

bills granting lands to aid in constructing a railThe whole Anglo-French force is now at Varna, road from New Orleans to Mobile, and certain preparing, it is supposed, for an expedition under railroads in Missouri. Senator Chase introduced General St. Arnaud, in person, into the Crimea. a bill prohibiting slavery in the territories. He The whole Russian army of occupation is fall

stated ihat he did not ask action upon it at the ing back in good order from the Principalities, present session, but wished to place it before the with all its stores, on the Sereth and Pruth.

Various amendments to the Homestead people.

The garrisons of Ismail, Galatz, &c., are already on

bill were adopted. No business of importance

was transacted on the 15th. the march to the Crimea; and all the disposable force will immediately follow, as that is expected

In the House of Representatives a resolution to be the next battle field.

was passed on the 10th, increasing the compenAdmiral Napier's entire Baltic fleet was on the partment of the government. On the ilth, the

sation of persons employed in the legislative de 27th concentrated twenty-five miles from Cron-bill making provision for postal service in Cali

: stadt, in a manner that would indicate a contem- fornia, Oregon, and Washington was passed. It plated attack.

authorises the appointment of letter carriers for Vienna letters of the 25th ult. say that orders had delivering letters from post-offices there, with probeen sent to Trieste, that all the Austrian vessels per compensation. On the 12th, some time was of war ready to put to sea, should leave for the spent in discussing a bill repealing so much of East.

the act of 1852 as makes a reduction of 50 per Mexico.-The revolt under Alvarez, against the cent: on prepaid postage of newspapers and pegovernment of Santa Anna, continues in Michoa- | riodicals. The remainder of the day was occucan, and some successes have been gained. The pied in debating the River and Harbor bill, which last accounts represent Alvarez as ill, with no passed finally on the 13th, when the Post Office prospect of recovery.

and Light House appropriation bills were also

passed. The latter contains an appropriation of CALIFORNIA.-Accounts have been received to $20,000 for life boats to save life on the New Jerthe 15th ult. The crops of wheat and barley sey coast. On the 14th, a bill was reported prothroughout the state will be exceedingly heavy, viding places for the meeting of the United States and extensive tracts have been brought into culti-Courts in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia vation. In Napa Valley over 6000 acres have been | The business of the 15th was unimportant.

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our course, I returned on shore and went to Lib

erty street meeting, which was small but solemn. PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY SAMUEL RHOADS,

My way opened in the line of the ministry, to

encourage my friends to faithful dedication in No. 50 North Fourth Street,

the service of Truth, and in reverent supplicaPHILADELPHIA.

tion and humble praise, to commend myself and Price Two dollars per annum, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE, of Israel.

them to the gracious keeping of the Shepherd or six copies for ten dollars.

Another Friend was also drawn forth

in fervent intercession, that preservation might Postage on this paper, when paid quarterly or yearly in advance, 13 cents per annum in Pennsylvania and 26 attend me in the embassy in which I was encents per annum in other States.

gaged. There seemed to be a general uniting in the petition, and thanksgivings and praises were

witnessed to flow to the Preserver of men, for EXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF HENRY HULL.

favors passed and for the hope vouchsafed that Continued from page 707.

they would be continued. Sixth month, 2d, 1810. I parted with my 13th. Embarked early in the morning on dear wife, after a solemn and baptizing sea- board the ship Russell, Joseph Allen, master, son, at the house of my cousin Wager Hull, in and weighed anchor between seven and eight New York ; wherein we commended each other o'clock, A. M., with a south-west wind. About to the protecting care of Israel's Shepherd. She noon the pilot left us off the light house, wind was to return home with our children, and im- moderate and a heavy swell running, occasioned mediately set out to attend Rhode Island Yearly by the late storm. I was soon sea-sick. Meeting. I remained in New York, with a pros- 24th. The wind from the north with rain;

pect of soon crossing the seas to visit the a cold and suffering time for the poor sailors, and > churches of Great Britain and Ireland. The season how much more so must it be in the winter sea

of parting was truly solemn, when we remem- I have often thought during the voyage, bered our dear children, and that our motives in of John Woolman's Observations on a sea-faring the separation was purely religious, without any life. Commerce is pursued with too much avidview to earthly advantages. Thou, O Lord, ity, by the members of our Soçiety, as well as knowest that it is in obedience to thy blessed others, merely to gratify imaginary wants ;-the will, manifested by the precious effusions of thy real wants of man are few, and happy are they holy Spirit in our hearts. My trust is in thee- who know their desires circumscribed in the fear I pray thee to keep my dear wife and children, of God. through all their trials, in humble dependence Seventh month, 5th. In the evening, by a upon ihee, that their minds may be sweetened lunar observation, we found ourselves about one by resignation to thy blessed will. Do thou be hundred and ninety miles from Cape Clear, in pleased to soothe their afflicted minds with the Ireland. balm of thy love, and thereby cheer and support 8th. Sounded at eight o'clock, A. M., and them during my absence. Thou hast a right to found bottom at sixty fathoms.

*Altered our do with us as seemeth good unto thee-blessed course from S. E. by south, to N. E. by east. be thy holy name-keep me in thy fear, that I By an observation at noon, we found ourselves may acceptably fulfil the mission, in which I am considerably to the east and north of Cape Clear, engaged, to thy honor and praise.

by which we knew that we had passed it in the 10th. Attended the meeting at the Pearl | night. About four o'clock, P. M., saw the land street house, in New York, to good satisfaction, of Ireland, bearing north by east. after which I received word that the ship was to 9th. A light breeze from the south, with sail at half-past two o'clock. We had a solemn which we ran rapidly up George's Channel, and and humbling season, at the house of my cousin by four o'clock, P. M., the wind had increased aforesaid, and accompanied by a number of to a gale, and the weather become so dark and Friends, went on board the ship; but the wind thick, we could not tell where we were by any being light and too much from the east to lay observation of the land. Happily, we met a


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vessel just as we got up to Holyhead, by Friends not having heard of my prospect of viswhich we learned that we must steer east to iting the nation, until I landed; but I met a make it, which we accordingly did, and in a few welcome reception, and was comforted in being minutes saw the point, and keeping close in once more in the company of Friends. shore, we came abreast of the Skerries light On first-day, the 22d, was at the forenoon house about seven o'clock. It is scarcely possi- meeting at Liverpool, and dear Susannah Horne, ble for a person who has not been confined to who was then ready to embark on a religious vithe sight of water only during a sea voyage, to sit to Friends in America, having a prospect of conceive how pleasing the view of land is. The a religious meeting for the benefit of the servants rain and haze were so thick, that objects on in Friends' families, and my mind being under shore were scarcely discernible, and the wind | a similar engagement, the afternoon meeting was blowing tremendously, our situation awakened put off until six o'clock, and Friends requested some serious reflections. For, although we were to set their domestics at liberty to attend, with within a few hours sail of our destined port, yet which they cheerfully complied; many staying the state of the weather, and the approach of at home, where it was necessary, to let them atnight, made us apprehensive of danger, both tend. The meeting was large and solid, and from the coast and the numerous vessels in the many minds were bowed under a sense of the channel. We were obliged to lie on and off du- renewed favor of our heavenly Father. ring the night, as no pilot had hailed us, and we Fifth-day, 2d. Was at West Houghton, and could not proceed without one. Our captain in- bad a precious meeting with a few poor Friends, tends to keep the light houses of Holyhead and a considerable part of whom were not members, the Skerries in view ; and as the nights are but were drawn to meet together from an inward short, and our ship made very snug, with closely conviction of the propriety of the engagement. reefed top-sails and jib only, we hope to ride It was a reviving opportunity, in which our spi safely. How changeable are all human things ! rits were dipped into near sympathy one with Yesterday the weather was remarkably pleasant; another, with much tenderness. May the Shepnow how altered! We have, however, no alter- herd of Israel preserve them in meekness, that native, but to await the issue of the night, not through the light of their example, others may knowing what the morrow may produce. I felt be drawn into the same serious concern. Too comfortable in mind, resigned to the will of Is- many of their neighbors spend a part of their rael's Shepherd—believing I cannot cast my small earnings foolishly, in idle pastimes and for care any where, but upon him, and find the same strong drink. I believe these Friends are called comfort and serenity as I now enjoy.

to be examples of sobriety and godliness, and 10th. A fine morning—the wind fell about may be a great blessing to the neighborhood, if midnight and veered round to the westward, and they retain their integrity. We dined at one about seven o'clock we took a pilot on board, and of their cottages, in preference to going where at ten o'clock hove to, to wait for the tide, in we might have been more sumptuously entercompany with a number of other ships, among tained, and were well satisfied in doing so. whom was the Hannibal, which left New York On the 11th, we had a meeting in the courtthree days after we did. We lay in sight of the house at Stafford, which was well attended and mountains of North Wales, which somewhat re- satisfactory. The

mayor of the town sent an of semble the Catskill Mountains, in New York ficer to keep order at the door, and showed other State. Whilst sitting alone in the cabin, I feel marks of his esteem for Friends and good will my mind reverently bowed before Jehovah, the to promote the meeting. Very different was the Shepherd of Israel; the sweet influences of reception we met with, from that which our worwhose love, enabled me renewedly to dedicate thy ancients experienced in their day, at this my all to his blessed service, with desires, that I place, where they were sorely persecuted; theremay be wholly devoted to his will in this reli- membrance of which humbled my mind, and gious embassy, without murmuring at anything produced thankfulness to Him, whose power had I may suffer, either in body or mind, for the pre-opened the way for his people to worship him uncious causes' sake. My heart was filled with molested by man. From this place we rode to praises to Him whose mercies endure forever-Colebrookdale, the residence of that truly devomay all the house of Israel bless his great name. ted and humble servant of Jesus Christ, DeboIn the afternoon, about four o'clock, we camerah Darby, who deceased a few months past, and abreast of Liverpool, but did not land until about has left a sweet memorial behind her, surpas eight o'clock in the evening. Owing to an omis- by few. As I sat in the meeting here, I sensi

. sion in our bill of health not being signed by the bly felt the loss which the church has sustained British consul at New York, we expected to be by her removal, having known her in America, obliged to ride quarantine, but were agreeably and shed tears of endearing sympathy for her released from our apprehensions, and William in the sufferings she underwent, and which were Sprague, a friend who was acquainted with the inseparable from travelling in a wilderness land. captain, coming on board in a boat, he took me But she bore them all cheerfully, setting an es. home with him. My arrival was unexpected, I ample of devotedness, not common among those




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in afluent circumstances; and though wanting not know who he was—though had I known, my for nothing which the riches of this world testimony would have been the same. could command, she freely surrendered all her

(To be continued ] domestic comforts, and gave up to spend and be spent for the Gospel's sake, both in her own coun. try and in foreign lands. Her great exertions in travelling, as well as in the exercise of her gift , were believed to be a means of shortening to ponder on his simple testimony to the source

In respect to this conviction, it is instructive her days, as she herself expressed; but the pre- of that light which, in his case and that of other cious evidence of Divine approbation was her faithful men, will be found to shine more and support. May we who survive her press after the same experience, and submissively acquiesce more, until they come to witness the glory of the in our bereavement, under the consoling evi- perfect day.

He dence, that our dear sister is enjoying the reward


“I think I have matter to acknowof a well-spent life. Many servants and hand- ledge the goodness of God unto me, who so maidens have done valiantly, and dear Deborah timely and sweetly began to give me light in was not behind many of them. Blessed be the

these things, though accompanied with much

deadness and unanswerable walking on my part. name of Israel's God, who has taken her to himself.

In the growth of this light he was brought

into many painful conferences and differences At Leominster had a very large crowded meet with those pious and zealous men with whom he ing in the evening, not more than half the peo- had before so diligently co-operated; but his ple being able to get into the house. A clergy- path henceforth was to be a widely different one man sat in the gallery with us, who, as I after- from theirs. His searchings of heart in the light wards learned, had a few days before taken for of truth brought him to what he was satisfied his test the same passage of Scripture which I was the cause of their error. “These good men, felt

engaged to hold up to the view of the peo- deeming that they had attained to the full perple, in order to show the necessity of a quiet in- fection of what was in the Holy Scriptures about ward waiting, in order to experience a prepara- the government of God's house, because they were tion of heart from the Lord, to worship him as far on as Geneva, yea, in some things beyond aright; and that this was equally as necessary her, and so very far beyond England, who was for the minister as for the hearer. I also showed, still kept under that anti-christian form of prethat all external performand

inces entered upon in lacy, concluded there was no better way for them the will and wisdom of man, and without this to keep what they had attained from being again preparation, were no more acceptable in the Di- brought back to Popery, (or at least to prelacy, vine sight, than the performances of the Jews, which they so much and justly abhorred,) than which the Lord rejected. The aforesaid clergy- by a solemn vow and covenant, to engage

theminan had asserted in his discourse, that the selves and their posterity for ever to maintain charge to the disciples to “ tarry at Jerusalem that which they had now attained, conceiving it until they were endued with power from on high " to be the only way of Jesus Christ.” was not to be considered as applicable to any From the stand-point to which he had now atbut the apostles, and that in our day, no sucħ tained, he could examine more clearly into the

was to be looked for. As the doctrines of cause which had separated many pious and zealthe Gospel were opened to my mind with great ous men who had united in opposition to papacy clearness, I had to assert a contrary opinion, as and prelaey, and so far divided them that they indeed, I had abundant cause to do from my own were ready in bitterness to pursue

and persecute experience; for I often find, that as my mind is one another, and concludes it to be “ reverently bowed under the baptizing influence rest that breeds this heat, who shall have most of Divine power, doctrines are opened to me with hand in ruling the rest; 'if it shall be deeply a. degree of c learness that I had never before searched for, see if this be not found to be at the witnessed, under a consideration of which I have bottom of all the contests among the godly party often been much humbled. Thus it was this eve at this day, Presbyterians, Independents and ving words flowed like oil, and the power of Truth Anabaptists." produced a great stillness and solemnity, both in Looking hopefully forward to a more perfect the house and among those who stood around it, light he " That during this time of our pp that the priest's hearers, many of whom were darkness, he shall be found to have most of the present, had an opportunity of witnessing for mind of God made known to him as to these themselves, that the promise of Christ is ful things, that walks soberly, and in his judgment are gathered together in my name, there am I account it the only way of Christ. For this is in the midst of them. "." I was glad I had not worth the observing


that however sure the heard of his reviling Friends in his sermon, as I authors and maintainers of these forms have be. = afterwards learn ed he did ; and also, that I did I come, so to idolize and cry them up, as to con

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