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to prepare for war, let us set about it. Let all , an army with the tender mercies of the barrack the inventive genius of the country be immedi- room; we do not need either means of offense or ately applied to the works of destruction. Let defense. We are already defended against atthe American Institute and Franklin Institute tack. New York or any other of our harbors turn their exhibitions into displays of weapons, could be engineered in a few days into inaccesprojectiles and explosive agents, into models of sibility as regards a foreign foe. Against an ships, ilotillas and forts, and all the munitions of army landed even, we could hurl, by means of hasoc. Let experimental vessels, steam or what our railroads, five hundred thousand men used to not, be built and manned, and if sailors cannot trigger-pulling or artillery practice. As for be fuund, let us have a press-gang, for there is foreign seas, we have already shown that our no use in mincing matters when dangers press. means are ample, and would be so if we had no Let us have for the land service about three hun- navy. Commerce needs no protection. It prodred thousand men, and if they cannot be found tects itself. If it were necessary to put down by enlistment, let conscription fill the ranks. Let Malay pirates, an extemporized expedition unmilitary academies be built in the West, South dertaken by merchants would do it quite as well and on the Pacific. Then we shall be prepared for as the navy. If it were necessary to combat war-that is to say, for a big war, and none other Austria in the Mediterranean, the merchant sercan we be engaged in.
vice would, at a moment's warning, give us a few The institution of such an army and navy more Decaturs and Bainbridges. The more a would cost some three or five hundred millions a Government is doing for a people, the less they year, and of course our ability to produce, and do for themselves. The more expensive the to trade with the rest of the world, would be re-Government, the more barbarous the masses. duced to the same extent: added to this the The greater the politicians of a country, the frenzied democratic genius employed in making smaller the people. Peace will not come with weapons and missiles would be abstracted from preparations for war, but war will. The man the material economies of the fireside, the who carries arms is he who uses them. So is it field and the workshop, and there would be a para- with nations. We must learn a new philosophy lysis in the onward march of ingenious substi- not to be found in Plutarch, or Tacitus, or Matutes for manual labor. Having become poorer caulay, but only in the study of our own history, by these means, the reasons which Europe has for the last forty years In that varied, not imfor keeping at peace with us, would be propor- maculate, but yet most instructive record, we can tionately diminished. Manchester and Birming- learn that every act of abstinence from the means ham would not be in an orgasm of delight to of aggression, has secu
ccured, to the same extent, greet the American Minister; the peace-steamers the resources of repose and prosperity. In between the countries would want their accus- Peace, prepare for—Peace.-N. Y. Tribune. toued freight and passengers, and not even Government grants would save most of them
From the Sunday School Union, fruin being laid up. Interest having ceased to
THERE'S WORK ENOUGH TO DO, bin 1 England and America together--and what
The blackbird early leaves its rest applies to England, will auswer with greater or
To meet the smiling morn, 1.- force for other European States-misunder
And gather fragments for its nest standing, dissatisfaction, crimination, recrimina- From vpland, wood, and lawn. tion, non-intercourse, and war—the big war
The busy bee, that wings its way
'Mid sweets of varied hue, would follow. Then where should we be? Of
At every flower would seem to saycourse we should have at least our share of vic
6. There's work enough to do." tories. Heroes now obscure, would nail their
The cowslip and the spreading vine, flags to the mast, and come out with their right
The daisy in the grass, red hands glowing with triumph. Canadian The snowdrop and the eglantine, arnies would be cowed or conquered, and the Preach sermons as we pass. American eagle would scream with delight. In The ant within its cavern deep,
Would bid us labor too, the meanwhile, national bankruptcy would follow,
And writes upon its tiny heapand purely intellectual service would be gauged.
“ There's work enough to do." Let the people be turned into rabble by war, and
The planets, at their Maker's will, they soon become through stupidity fit food for
Move on ward in their cars, powder.
For Nature's wheel is never stillIs this an overdrawn statement ? No. We
Progressive as the stars ! hare carried out the logic of the theme to its in- The leaves that flutter in the air, evitable conclusions. We have painted the ne
And summer breezes woo,
One solemn truth to man declarecessary barbarisms of retroaction growing out of
“ There's work enough to do.” War; we have shown what the apothegm “in
Who then can sleep, when all around peace prepare for war” leads to now.
Is active, fresh, and free ? We do not need steamers, with the oriental
Shall man-creation's lorri- be found despotisins of the quarter dcek : we do not need Less busy than the bee ?
Our courts and alleys are the field,
A decree of the King of Holland, dated the 16th, If men would search them through,
and published in the Staats Courant, reduces to a That best, the sweets of labor yield,
mere nominal figure the import duties on corn, poAnd “ work enough to do!"
tatoes, shell fruit, and other provisions. To have a heart for those who weep,
ITALY. “A letter from Milan, in the Corriere The sottish drunkard win,
Mercantile of Genoa, states that the rigors of the To rescue all the children deep
state of seige continue unabated, notwithstanding In ignorance and sin,
the late proclamation purporting to mitigate it. To help the poor, the hungry feed, To give him coat and shoe,
RUSSIA AND TURKEY.—The question of peace or To see that all can write and read
war between these countries still continues doubtIs “ work enough to do."
ful. A general belief prevailed at Constantinople The time is short-the world is wide,
that the Sultan would make no farther concessions And much has to be done ;
either to Russia or to the four Powers. This wondrous earth, and all its pride,
It is stated that the Ministers of France and Will vanish with the sun!
England at Constantinople have been instructed The moments fly on lightning's wings,
to press upon the Sultan the acceptaoce of the And life's uncertain too :
Vienna note. We've none to waste on foolish things
Great excitement prevails at Constantinople, and “ There's work enough to do.”
late advices state that a petition was in circulation
and had obtained a large number of signatures, SUMMARY OF NEWS.
calling upon Ministers either to make war or to FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.-By the arrival of the
conclude an honorable peace. steamship Baltic, at New York on the 3d, and of It now appears certain that the Russians are the Arabia, on the 6th inst., Liverpool dates have preparing to pass the winter in the principalities. been received to the 21st and 24th ult. respectively. China.–Advices from Shanghai to 7th month
The Lady Franklin, which arrived at Queens- 11th have been received. The insurgents were town on the 13th ult. from Akyab, reports having marching in large force west and north, and have felt a heavy shock of an earthquake on the 11th of taken one or two cities in those directions. No the 8th month, in lat. 17 N., lon. 27 W.
important advantage has been obtained, either by England.—The cholera continued to prevail in the Imperialists or the insurgents. the large cities and seaports. The mortality at Insurrections were taking place in nearly all NewCastle-upon-Tyne averaged 100 daily. the provinces south of the Yellow River, and the
A number of senior medical students had been downfall of the old dynasty has almost ceased to sent from the University of Edinburg to assist the be doubtful. physicians at New Castle. The government had DOMESTIC.-R. C. Schenck, U. S. Minister to ordered that the more crowded intra-mural burial Brazil, has concluded a general treaty of friendship grounds should be closed.
and commerce with the Argentine Confederation, A public meeting had been held at Sheffield for including fully and forever, the free navigation of the purpose of considering the present unsatisfac- the River Plaite, with its atiluents, the Parana and tory state of the Eastern question, and memorial- Urugua. The English and French Ministers had izing the British Government, urging it “ to take obtained similar advantages. prompt measures to cause the immediate evacua
The yellow fever, as an epidemic, has ceased tion by Russia of the Danubian Principalities, and at New Orleans and the citizens are returning to to prerent Russia from again outraging justice and their homes. Mobile is still sickly. international law by the forcible warlike occupa- A very destructive contlagration occurred at tion of the Turkish territory.” The memorial was Buffalo on the morning of the 5th inst. Some four adopted unanimously.
or five acres of ground were burnt over, containStrikes among the workmen continued through-ing over one hundred buildings. The loss, howout England.
ever, is estimated at only about $30,000, many of John B. Gough was lecturing on temperance at the buildings being of wood, and of little value. Liverpool.
Washington, October 4. Flour had advanced in price. The funds were lower and cotton depressed.
The Secretary of the Department of the Interior, The Gazette contains a notification that all ihe Marshal of the Eastern District of Perinsylva
yesterday, received a letter from Col. Wynkoop, claims under the Convention for settlement of out, nia, stating that three of his deputies were on the standing claims between the United States and point of being arrested on a State warrant, chargEngland, must be lodged with the Commissioners, ing them with riotous and illegal conduet in the not later than the 15th of 30 month next, or, finally, execution of a warrant from Justice Grier, of the before the 15th of 6th month 1854; otherwise they U. States Supreme Court, for the arrest of a negro will be considered null.
claimed as a fugitive slave by John Keith, of VirSPAIN.–The propriety of deposing the Queen ginia. The Marshal asks authority to employ was freely discussed in private political circles. counsel and incur the necessary expenses for deA despatch from Madrid of the 19th ult., an- fending the suit
. nounces the downfall of the Lersunde Ministry. The Secretary immediately replied by Telegraph, M. Sartorius is named as Minister of the Interior, directing him to lose no time in consulting the and President of the new Cabinet.
District Attorney and taking any measures for deHOLLAND.—The partial report of the harvest fence he might deem necessary, assuring him shows that it is only an average one, although the that the Department and the whole Government uneasiness caused lately on the subject appears to are deiermined, at all hazards, and at any cost, to have been somewhat exaggerated.
carry out the provisions of the fugitive slave law.
A RELIGIOUS, LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS JOURNAL.
PHILADELPHIA, TENTH MONTH 22, 1853.
EDITED BY ENOCH LEWIS.
not be bought with money, as other things can, my wish is to preserve his word in a clean heart,
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will feel, SOME ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF if you are guided by the Spirit of God, that these THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS IN NORWAY.
words are not fables or fictions, but that it is come (Continued from page 67.;
as to my mouth what I should speak, being led He further describes his religious experience: thereto by the spirit of God. O that I could -“ I was often led by the Spirit of God to do get something from you, my brethren, to enhis will; but I found it very difficult to deny large my desire for pleasing God, that Satan myself. I was much distressed, day and night, may not get the advantage over me, or that I and anxious after God: then this godly sorrow should fall into carnal security and the sin of effected repentance unto blessedness, which can- indifference, but that I may be watchful unto not vex. I often rejoiced in God for the great the end. grace he had bestowed upon me; and I had a “I was on board another prison-ship, and there great desire to read of what God promised them I saw one of Robert Barclay's books, and wished who would follow him, and I had sometimes a to have had it longer; but it belonged to the foretaste of the joy of heaven-which now I may ship, and I was moved from that ship to this. I strive after, but cannot attain to, except when the saw that the Spirit of God had led and enlightAlmighty pleases, whose mercy is great to a sin-ened you, and that you were counted worthy to Der who will repent and turn to him.
suffer reproach for his name's sake; that he had "But Satan, who in his cunning and subtility chosen you to be his people, and that you should prevents us from doing good, and will release shine in darkness; that unbelievers should see none, often inspired the thought that there was your good works, and glorify our Father which is no deliverance for me, and that I might desist, in heaven. as it was of no use. But God, our Lord, was “My desire was so great that I had no rest stronger than he: I saw, in the true words of without using every means to mention all these Jesus Christ, that it was such men as I he came things to you. How could I dare to write and to save.
call you brothers, if I had not been led to it by “My desire was great to converse with such the Spirit of God? For I do not know you
after men as could tell me about the secret workings the flesh, nor you me, but after the Spirit; and of the Almighty; for I could not find that satis- I can feel that I have unity with your zeal, and faction that I wished in any thing that I read. that you are led by the spirit of truth, and that Therefore I see that I then was, and still am, in it is God, of his great grace, who doth these want of wisdom to lead me to the Spirit of our things. May he be praised and honored now and. Lord; for without his assistance, no creature can eternally! do anything. And I am convinced, by this “I beg you, my brethren, if you cannot come Spirit, that there is a great secret in the word, yourselves on board to speak with me, that you which no human creature, with his own natural will send me some of your books, and write me a powers merely can discern; yet it is opened to few lines. Now, for the present, I have relieved those who the Almighty knows will be faithful, my mind. The great and Almighty God, who and preserve it in honor. And as it is what can-Thas in a wonderful manner performed all this, be
thanked, praised, honored, and glorified for ever. now here on board. We all acknowledge the
love thou bearest for us, and the goodness and “Grace and peace be with your spirit.
kindness you feel for us, captivated poor fellows; “ ENOCH JACOBSEN.
and we assure thee that we are not insensible of “ Fyen prison-ship, 8 mo. 21, 1812.” that Christianity which thou always givest us proof
of. They were thus brought under the notice of dear brother! I have a good many things to say
Please to salute the Friends on my behalf, Friends of Chatham and London ; and the next to thee, if I were not a stranger in this language; letter to be noticed is from the same writer to but I hope thou wilt understand my opinion William Forster, jun., of Tottenham :
from these few words. I am very sick (spiritu“Thou hast rejoiced me greatly by ally) for want of medicaments. I have searched, those books thou didst send me, and which I re- but have not found : I am as one who finds no ceived on the 24th of the 1st mo., 1813; and I strength in his bone. I often wish that I could hope, by the assistance of them, to be greatly for- find an experienced, faithful Friend, who could warded in the English language. I feel that thy give me some word of consolation, that I may belove to me is very great, as thou hast taken so
come patient, to wait for the hour of cleansing, great pains to procure them for me. But when and of healing of my severe wounds. I began to study the English Grammar, I found wait for that happy providential moment. it would be too difficult to learn it before I had a likewise assure thee that there are many of my perfect knowledge of my own.
I have therefore brothers here on board, who have already received put a stop to the study of the English for some considerable strength from the Lord. Some ten time, until I have learned the Danish more per- of us fain desired to get ashore on the First-day. fectly. According to the speaking of the English, We have written to the agent, Captain StuckingI am tolerably well acquainted with what occurs son, but received no answer. in common discourse, and to speak well enough “I remain, with affection, thy sincere, but at for any to understand my meaning.
present inconsolable friend, " Thou didst wish to know if I had received
Elias ELIASEN TASTED." intelligence from any of my friends in Norway,
A list of twenty-four names is here given, and I feel that it was done by thee with the intention to confort me in my solitary situation. I nearly all of which would seem very foreign to have to answer thee that I do not expect intelli- an English ear. gence from any, except from those who do the
N. B.-Enoch Jacobsen's name is not in the will of my Father who is in heaven. I have a list. Possibly he may have previously obtained mother, sisters, and brother-in-law, who all feel his liberty. I find he was in London in the eighth a tender love for me. Oh! how great is my long- month of this year, where he obtained employing to announce the will of our Father, not only ment in the umbrella manufactory, with Samuel to these, but to all men on the earth ; that they Southall. may see and feel their sins, and that it is their It
appears that in the year 1814, a little beHavenly Father's will to free them from them." fore they were liberated, they received another
The letter from which the last extract is taken acceptable visit from Frederick Smith, of London, is dated Fyen prison-ship, Feb. 4, 1813. accompanied by William Martin, of Lewis. Wil
In another letter, addressed to a Friend of liam Rickman, of Rochester, and other Friends Chatham, dated “20th of April, 1813,” he al- of that Meeting, exercised a friendly and fatherly ludes to the efforts which Friends were making care over them, which appears to have been to obtain permission from the Transport Board blessed to several of them, and tended to their for some of the prisoners to attend Friends' meet- establishment in the truth. We cannot better ings on shore, and alludes to the probability of promote the object of these pages than by insertpeace being effected between Denmark and Eng- ing some extracts from the correspondence beland. He also proposes furnishing a list of those tween them and some of those Friends who felt on board who were inclined to embrace the prin- so deeply interested in their welfare. ciples of Friends, most of whom were from Stav- From Frederick Smith to Enoch Jacobsenanger. This list does not appear amongst the Croydon, 4th mo. 2, 1814 :papers.
“Dear Enoch,—There will be sent some copies We will now introduce to the notice of the of Barclay's Apology and other books, to be disreader another individual, whose name will have tributed to those prisoners who may not have to occupy a prominent position in these pages. It them. I wish thee to get any further appears that the following letter, dated on board information thou canst, respecting The Norway the same prison-ship, but the date not fully given, Saints, and let me have it as soon as thou canst. was written about this period. It is addressed to I feel very much interested about the poor prisonSamuel Wheeler, of Chatham. The language is ers, and also respecting The Saints; and I want a little corrected
Friends generally to feel the same interest. When “My dear friend, -I send thee, as thou hast thou goest on board, give my dear love to the ordered me, a list of the number of us brothers' prisoners, and tell them they are very near my
heart, and I hope that the Lord will preserve | ing childhood, her health was very delicate ; and them, so as that nothing may induce them to re- there is reason to believe that this dispensation turn back to the world, but continually to remem- was in mercy: for it apppears that in early life ber how he visited their poor souls in their great she was brought to a humbling sense of her need distress, whereby he shewed them that though of a Saviour, and that she gave up herself to they were in trouble, and in much affliction, yet bear the yoke which was laid upon her of her if they kept humble, under the trying dispensa- Lord. tion, he could give them that sweet enjoyment of After much mental conflict, she came forth in his love and power, that could make up for trials the ministry early in the year 1822; and her an hundred times greater than they had endured. communications being to the comfort and edificaAnd this was a foretaste of those heavenly enjoy- tion of Friends, she was recorded as a minister ments that those are at times favored with, who at the close of the following year. Her first are obedient to him.
visit in this capacity was to the Meetings and “But they must remember that while they the families of Friends in this county, in 1827; were thus fed, they were in the infant or child's in which service she had the company state, and that as they grow up towards manhood friend Sarah Squire : and between this time and in Christ Jesus, they must expect little difficulties, the year 1839, she visited the Meetings, and in and they will be tried by his withdrawing himself some places the families of Friends in the neighfor a while; and thus we are made to prove our boring counties. With these exceptions, her love to him. For if, when he leaves us, we still labors were mostly confined within the limits of maintain our love, and are as faithful as when he her own Quarterly Meeting. She was twice first visited our poor souls, it is then he strength- liberated by her Monthly Meeting to hold small ens and exercises us many ways, that we may be meetings for worship with the poor in different experienced in the ways of the everlasting truth; parts of her native city and its suburbs; on that, by this experience, we may be helpful to which occasions many such meetings were held. others, and which we could not be, if we were She was a woman of a tender and sympathizing always living on milk, like babes. But the time spirit, frequent in her visits to the dwellings of must come when we are to be useful to others: the poor; and her willing and active support we must eat strong meat-so shall we become was given to various united efforts of Christian strong men in the Lord.
benevolence for improving their condition and “ This latter part I wish thee to look at, and relieving their wants. remember that those who thirst after Divine en- She was diligent in her attendance of all our joyments are not the most useful, but rather those Meetings for Worship and Discipline, and helpthat are the most faithful; and this, I believe, is ful amongst us in the office of overseer. thy case. Thou lovest the Lord, and art dis- During the last year of her life, although her tressed when he hides his face from thee, and natural energy of mind was but little impaired, art only desirous that he should love thee. From she was sensible that her bodily powers had bewhence proceeds this desire after his love? Why, come greatly enfeebled. Her last illness was it is from himself. Thou couldst not have this short, and at first she seemed scarcely aware that hunger and this thirst, if he had not given it to her departure was so near; but it soon became thee. Then be contented in the fulfilling of his , evident to herself, and to those around her, that words in his own time, and that will be when nature was gradually giving away.
Five days thou art patiently resigned to endure spiritual suf- í before her death, she dictated a short note to fering. It is said, “ Blessed are they that hunger one of her friends, in which these sentences ocand thirst after righteousness, for they shall be cur :-"My course on earth is nearly over. I filled. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs feel Jesus very precious.” “To me belongeth is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that nothing but unworthiness; but to Jesus all mourn, for they shall be comforted.'
honor, glory, and praise.” In the short inter“My dear love is to thee and Canute, &c., &c. val which succeeded, she was for a season involvThy affectionate friend,
ed in conflict; but, delivered from doubt and FREDERICK SMITH.
fear as she approached the close, she was staid (To be continued.)
on Christ, and had a good hope, through his
mediation, of acceptance with the Father. A Minute of Norwich Monthly Meeting, concern
ing Lucy Aggs, who died at the house of her MEMOIR OF JONATHAN HUTCHINSON. brother-in-law, John Brightwen, at Thorp,
(Con inued from page 52.) nezt Norwich, on the 23d of First month,
Having, as we have already stated, adopted the 1853, in the 6th year of her age; a Minister
occupation of his forefathers, the plain, practical
pursuits of agriculture, he adorned it by his exThis, our beloved friend, was the daughter of alted Christian piety, and by the refinement of a Thomas and Lucy Aggs, and was born in Nor- well disciplined and polished mind. His is a wich, on the 20th of Fourth month, 1789. , Dur-1 model that may well be studied by those who
about 30 years.