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lina, for one year, estimated at $14,500,000. house, a market-house, 170 feet long, an exGEORGIA.

tensive woollen factory, a paper-mill, and air Savannah, May 5. foundry, a brewery, four-mill, cotton factory, Population of the City of Savannah, 1st nail factory, &c. &c. &c. May, 1917, according to the Census taken:

MISSOURI TERRITORT. whole number of inhabitants, 7624. Whites, Extract of a letter from an intelligent officer, 3882 ; blacks, and persons of colour, 3742; dated Fort Osore, Feb. 28, 1817. and whole number in may 1810, 5215. “We have had a pleasant winter, constant.

The value of the native products and ma. Jy cold and dry for about three months; rain nufactures of Georgia, shipped in one year, in the winter is very rare in this countryending September, 1916, coastwise and to the degrees of cold, vary, from 25 deg, above, foreign poris, amounted to $10,322,880. to 6 deg. below 0, by Fahrenheit's thermo

The Common ('ouncil of Savannab have meter. appropriated $70,000 to change the culture “The emigration to this country,continues of the lands in the vicinity of the city, there. from unparalleled extent. When larrived here, by to improve its salubrity.

last March, our nearest white neighbours KENTUCKY.

were 120 miles below us on the river: the The cotton and wool factory of James distance now, is not half so great, to the Wier and Dr. Patrick, 13 miles from Lexing- verge of a settlement of whites, and I beton, Ky. was burnt down on the 27th ult. lieve, some families have already advanced Los $40.000.

within 15 or 20 miles of us. As soon as the The cotton hagging factory of Messrs. Barr spring opens, several families will be as & Warfield suffered the same fate a few days high, or higher than this post. Neither are previous.

they emigrants of the poorest class, but res. It is estimated that 5000 hogsheads of to- pectable farmers, and strong handed, bringbacco were lost by the freshet in hentucky. ing with them their stock, teams, money, TENNESSEE.

&c. &c. This is, probably, the easiest unsetSall.—The Nashville paper states that a tled country in the world, to commence Vr. Jenkins, living about 30 miles above farming.--The emigrant has only to locate Nashville, after boring 60 feet, struck the salt himself on the verge of a pairie, and he has water, which immediately rose within 4 feet one hall of his land a heavy forest, and the of the top of the earth--every 10 bushels of other half a fertile plain, or meadow, coverwater make one of fine white salt. Twenty ed with a thick sward of fine grass ; he has oashels are stated to be made in a day. The then only to fence in his ground, and put in success of Jenkins bas prompted several en: his crop. The country abounds with salines, Terirising capitalists to purchase adjoining and salt works, sufficient to supply the inland, and begin other diggings. We wish habitants with good salt; a navigation to althem all success,' and faiter ourselves that most every man's door, which will give him the key is not distant, when Cumberland a market for all his surplus produce, and river will furnish salt on better terms, than bring to him all the necessary articles of any other branch of the Ohio river.

merchandize. The soil and climate are faOHIO.

vonrable to the growth of Indian corn, Stenbenville was laid out in 1798; by the wheat, ryo, oats, cotton, tobacco, bemp, flax, census of last February, it contains 2032 in- and almost all kinds of vegetables which babitants, 453 houses, 3 churches, a court. grow in the United States. L.

ART. 14. MONTHLY CATALOGUE OF NEW PUBLICATIONS,

WITH CRITICAL REMARKS.

DOOKSELLERS, in any part of the Uni. justly and so well as Mrs. Hamilton. Her

ted States, who wish to have their pub- writings, also, impress on the mind, with pelications noticed in this Catalogue, will culiar force, a conviction of the earnest sinplease to send copies of them to the Editors, cerity of the author ; that she pursues her inas early as possibie.

quiries under the single influence of the love

of truth, and that she writes to do good. A Series of Popular Essays, illustrative Actuated by such motives, and having diof principles essentially connected with the rected all her study of books and men, to Improvement of the Understanding, the Im- tbe elucidation of sound principles of eduagination, and the Heart, by ELIZABETH cation, her admirable talents and copious HAMILTON, author of Letters on the Elemen- knowledge, may well be expected to have tary Principles of Education, Cottagers of achieved important results on this most inGlenburnie, de. Boston. WELLS & Lilly. teresting subject. In the first of the present 2 vols. 12mo. pp.322.

Essays, she has urged, with much cogency

of argument, the importance of a careful inVery few have thou hit and written so vestigation and correct understanding of the nature and faculties of the mind, as slavery is impolitic, anti-repnblican, unchrisnecessary to the formation of a judicious tian, &c. By Joux KENRICK. Cambridge, system of education; and in the remaining Massachusetts. HILLIARD & METCALF. 12mo. essays, with great accuracy of observation, pp. 59. force of induction, and fulness and perti nency of illustration, she has explained the

Eccentricities for Edinburgh, containing means by which those faculties may best be

Poems, entitled A Lamentation to Scotch developed and improved. In short, few

Booksellers : Fire, or the Sun-Poker; Mr. books in the language, display so much cor

Champernoune ; The Luminous Historian, rect feeling, and sound practical philosophy

or Learning in Love; London Rurality, or as the Popular Essays.

""> Miss Bumn and Mrs. Bant. By GEORGE L.

COLMAN, the younger. Reprinted from the The Mother-in-law; or, Memoirs of Ma- edition published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, dame de Morville: by Maria Ann Burling. Orme & Brown, London, 18mo. pp. 38. ham. Now first published. Boston. ABEL The prominent feature of this production, Bowen. 12mo. pp. 190.

as of all Colman's poetical vagaries, is obThe Complete Coiffeur; or, An Essay on scenity. There is, however, a good deal of the art of adorning Nature, and of creating drollery in it, which, in spite of the provoArtificial Beauty (Ornamentud uilh plales) cations to a different sentiment, with which By J. B. M. D. LAFOy, Ladies' Hair Dresser it is combined, infallibly provokes laughter. New-York. Stereotyped for the proprietors. In his story of Fire, or the Sun-Poker;' 1200. pp. 88.

which is a travesty of the allegory of ProWe have no information relative to this

metheus's foroving men of clay, and stealing publication, but what we rathered from the

from heaven ihe vital spark with which to work itself. It is published in English

animate them; alluding to the materials of and French, and was evidently written in which they were composed, he says, with the latter. The translator has, however had some truth, some friend to furnish him with a few Latin Heaven knows, without such manufacture, scraps, and an occasional preface to a chap

Nonsensical, Promethean stuti',

Our ticklish frames are fran vible enough, ter, that give to his version an air of origi. And neither sex can be jusur'd from fracture. nality, though it is very much inferior to the

Only perue original ; which is an amusing little volume,

The daily news:

Read, when these journals leviate into fact, evidently written by a man of considerable How many Female characters are crueld; taste and reading, though his diction is not llow many fashionable tools, who da n'a coual, nor always idiomatic. It contains a At fashionable Clubs, are lately smash'l; variety of songs, set to music, which in the

llow many Members of the State, contented

To patch up old divisions, are comuni di French are very pretty, but have generally And, then, alas! how all, tout Ports, shake, suffered in the translation. We would have To find low Viity often Bankers break.

A brittle world, my masters! advised the proprietors before they had it

Full of disasters! stereotyped, to have had the proof revised by Men hold their lives by frail, and fragile lenses, some one capable of correcting it. The fol. And Women --lovely Women :-fall to pieces.' lowing falsification of Lucan's celebrated

E. line, is a fair specimen of the accuracy of Readings on Poetry. By Richard Lovell the learned quotations in the translation, Edgworth, and Maria Edgworth. Boston.

- Victrise causa deis placuit, sed victa caloni.” Wells and Lilly. 12ino. pp. 206.

The classical reader willinstantly recollect This is an exceedingly pleasing volume, the beautiful passage alluded to,

and eminently fitted to correct the taste of Quis justius induit arma,

the young, and teach them to read underScire nefas: magno se judice quisque tuctur:

standingly. The selections which it conVictriz cause Ders plauit, scd victa Catoni.

tains, are fine, and the comments upon them, E

skilful and judicious. The authors have laid Comparative Vieirs of the Controversy parents

parents and children under many obligabetween the Calvinists and the Arminians. tions, before this, by their numerous valuaby Willian Warre. D. . Bishop of the ble works on the suloject of education, Episcopal Church, in the Commonwealth of and their masterly pictures of life, which are Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. Moses Tuomas. all strongly marked by sound sense and 3vo. 2 vols. pp. 1057.

acuteness of observation. L. Horrors of Slavery, in two parts. Part 1, An Inquiry into the effect of Baptism, accontaining observations, facts and argil. cording to the sense of Holy Scripture, and ments, extracted from the speeches of Wilc of the Church of England, in answer to the berforce, Grenville, Burke, Fox, Martin, Rev. Dr. Mant's to tracts, on regeneration Whitbread, &c. Part 20, containing Ex. and conversion. By the Rev. JOHN SCOTT, tracts, chiefly American, demonstrating that M. A. Vicar of Norii Ferriby, &c. with ag appendix, containing the author's reply to with which it is applied to the various ages, Dr. Lawrence. New-York. JAMES East- talents, sex, and temperament of his grandBURN and Co. 12mo. pp. 299.

children. The book is a treasure.

L. The Evangelical Guardian and Review. By an association of Clergymen in New Lectures on Ancient History; Comprising York. For May, 1817. Vol. 1. No. 1. New- a general view of the principal events and York. JAMES EASTBURN and Co. 8vo. pp. eras in civil History, from the Creation of 48.

the world, till the Augustan age. By Samuel

Whelpley, A. M. Member of the Lit. and The Narrative of ROBERT ADAMS, an

Phil. Soc. of New York New-York. Var American sailor, who was wrecked on the

WINKLE and WILEY. 12mo. pp. 324. Western coast of Africa, in the year 1810; was detained three years in slavery by the This appears to be a compendious little vo. Arabs of the Great Desert, and resided lume, and well calculated for the use of several months in the city of Tombuctoo. schools. Its contents are thrown into the With a map, notes, and appendix. Boston. form of Lectures, a mode of teaching which Wells and Lilly. 8vo. pp. 200.

we highly approve, when it is intended to This book contains much important infor:

accompany and illustrate a course of study.

but not as a substitute for it. We think the mation on a very interesting subject--the

elementary parts of education are most easi. interior of Africa. The narrative compre

ly inculcated in this way, and are of opinion, beads the geography and population of the

that the progress of the learner would be country-the disposition, manners, and cus

much facilitated by having these elements toms of the people-throws some light upon

digested into distinct courses, to be taken up the natural history of a part of the world

at ditfereni times. Division of labour, is the very little known--and is particularly full in its details concerning the celebrated city of 5

· great secret of improvement in every art, Tombuctoo. It is direct and simple, and the

and one that, in our apprehension, would internal evidence of its veracity, is strongly

work a very salutary reform, by its applicacorroborated by important coincidences

tion to the system of instruction. The funwith accounts already given by the most re

damental principles of grammar, arithmetic, putable travellers into the same regions.

rhetoric, geometry, astronomy, &c. might easily be communicated in colloquial lan

guage, and elucidated by familiar explicaA Letter of Advice to his grand-children, tion; and the leading facts of history and Mathew, Gabriel, Anne, Mary, and Francis geography, might be enforced and impressed Hale, by Sir Mathew Hale, Lord Chief Jus- by constant reference to maps and globes. tice in the reign of Charles II. ; now first Habits of attention and reflection would, by published. Boston. WELLS and LILLY. such means, be insensibly formed, and the 12mo. pp. 206.

pupil be soon brought into a condition to

learn, and inspired with zeal for the acquisiIf an author's weight of character can es- tion of knowledge ;-this is accomplishing tablish a claim to the careful perusal of what all that can be done for any one. E. he may have written, this book comes before

A Series of Discourses on the Christian the public with the strongest recommenda

Revelation, viewed in connexion with the tion. The author was more celebrated for

Modern Astronomy, by the Rev. Thomas wisdom, than any man of his time. Bred a lawyer, after having risen through several

Chalmers, D. D. of Glasgow. New York,

Kinx and MERCEIN.—3vo. p. 275. gradations of honour, he was, under the reign of Charles II. appointed Lord Chief We have been exceedingly gratified by Justice. His intellect was vigorous and this book. The subjects of the discourses comprebensive-his mind was enriched by are new and uncommonly interesting, and various and extensive learning--and he live in the discussion of them, the author has ed in a period remarkably calculated to en. exercised a strength of logic and a reach of large his experience, for, from the execution thought-and animated them with a ferof Charles I. to the restoration of Charles II. vour of feeling, and illuminated them with not only was the political constitution of a blaze of eloquence rarely paralleled England twice revolutionized, but the man- Conscious of the goodness of his cause, ners of the people, also, the whole social and well-equipped for the contest, he de. .economy, underwent two important changes. scends into the arena, with the step of

Tous qualified to give advice, he has drawn strength, and a glorious zeal for the vindi. out a theory of life, perhaps unrivalled for cation of some of the most consoling and the excellent method in which it is arranged, assuring doctrines of the Christian religion. for the extent and minuteness of observation But that, for which, we think, the reverend which it exhibits-and for the discrimina- author deserves especial praise, is the large tion, prudence, and clear-sighted wisdom, and liberal spirit of just philosophy, with

which he has entered on the subject before institution that any nation can boast. It was him, and which has obviously contributed established in the year 1901, by an associato the strength of his argument, and been tion of pious and liberal persons, for the a principal weapon of his victory. On this purpose of distributing the Scriptures among point he thus delivers himself. I look for the poor of their own country, and other a twofold benefit from this exhibitioni, (viz. Christian communities, and of promoting that of the Scriptural authorities in the Ap- their translation into the various languages pendix)-first, on those more general read. and dialects of the globe. What success has ers, who are ignorant of the Scriptures, and crowned these benevolent exertions, may of the richness and variety which abound in be gathered from the fact, that, in eleven them; and, secondly, on those narrow and years from its organization, the Society had intolerant professors, who take an alarm at expended on these objects, more than a milthe very sound and semblance of philosopliy, lion and a half of dollars, and caused the and feel as if there was an utter irreconcila- scriptures to be iranslated into sixty-three ble antipathy between its lessons on the one dilierent tongues. All who seel interested in band, and the soundness and piety of the the great object of this Society, will take Bible, on the other. It were well, I con- pleasure in tracing its progress. ceive, for our cause, that the latter could become a little more indulgent on this sub

The Evidence and Authority of the Chris. ject; that they gave up a portion of those

tain Revelation by the Rev. Thomas Chalancient and hereditary prepossessions, which

mers, D. D. of Glasgow. Philadelphia, Ango so far to cramp and to enthral them; that

THONY FINDLEY. New-York, KIRK and they would suffer theology to take that wide

MERCEIN, 12mo. p. 248. range of argument and illustration which belongs to her, and that, less sensitively jea.

: This is substantially the article furnished by lous of any desecration being brought upon

the Rev. author, on the same subject, for the the Sabbath, or the pulpit, they would suffer

| Edinburgh Cyclopedia, and is an interesting, her freely to announce all those truths, wbich either serve to protect Christianity

candid, and able investigation of the grounds

of Christian faith ; with a refutation of some from the contempt of science, or to protect the teachers of Christianity, from those in

of the objections that have been urged avasions, which are practised both on the

gainst revelation, by sceptics and infidels.

Dr. Chalmers places his argument on a high sacredness of the office, and on the solitude

and independent footing. In the search of of its devotional and intellectual labours.'

truth, he solicits no concession, employs no

sophistry, and slirinks from no conclusion. New Missionary Field-A report to the As an evidence of the spirit in which he has Female Missionary Society for the Poor of entered upon bis undertaking, we subjoin

New-York and its vicinity, at an extract, highly honourable to his cathotheir quarterly prayer meeting, March, 1817, licism. “ Now we are ready to admit, that by Ward Statford, A. M. New-York, printed as the object of the inquiry is not the chaby J. Seymour, 8vo. p. 46.

racter, but the truth of Christianity, the phiMr. Stafford's report developes some very losopher should be careful to protect his curious and interesting facts, in relation to mind from the delusion of its charms. He the mental and moral condition of a large should separate the exercises of the underportion of the population of our cities. It standing, from the tendencies of the fancy, is well entitled. We fear, that in our ardour or of the heart. He should be prepared to to scatter the truth in remote regions, we follow the light of evidence, though it may have neglected to till our own vineyards. lead him to conclusions the most painful Though we would not have charity end at and melancholy. He should train bis mind home, we would, at least have it begin to all the hardihood of abstract and unfec!there. We trust that the reverend gentle, ing, intelligence. He should give up every man's labours will have a good effect; and thing to the supremacy of argument," &c. sincerely hope that his example may not be “ To form a fair estimate of the strengti without its induence. He appears to be in- and decisiveness of the Christian argument, spired with a commendable zeal, and pro- we should, if possible, divest ourselves of fesses to be animated by a catholic spirit. all reference to religion, and view the

truth of the Gospel history, purely as a ques

tion of erudition. If, at the outset of the A History of the Origin and first ten years

investigatio , we have a prejudice against of the British and Foreign Bille Society, by the Rev. John Owen, A. M. &c. &c.

the Christian Religion, the effect is obvious;

and without any refinement of explanation, New-York, JAMES EASTBURN and Co. Svo.

!. we see at once, how such a prejudice must p. 634.

dispose us to annes suspicion and distrust to This is the most wonderful elecmosynary the testimony of the Cbristian writers. But

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even when the prejudice is on the side of novels—but we are partial to those of Na. Christianity, the effect is unfavourable on a dame de Genlis. She has assuciated her ficmind that is at all scrupulous about the rec- tions with a romantic age, and names dear titude of its opinions.

E. to chivalry. Her characters and incidents Instrumental Music for the Piano Forte,

te are her own. The heroes and heroines of composed by Philip Trajetta, Esq. Periodic

her Jane of France, Anne of Brillany, Duo cal. Book 1. Published by the Author.

de Lauzun, Duchesse de La Valliere, &c. aro

the creatures of an enthusiastic imagination, Harold, the Dauntless, a Poem, in sis that attaches itself to any trait of kindred Cantos, by the author of the Bridal of Trier character, and expatiates on what it loves, main.' New-York, JAMES EASTBURN and We have not had leisure to examine the me. Co. 12mo. p. 141.

rits of this translation. 'This is a Six-Canto Ballad, in the slipshod measure of modern poetry. It seems

The Ornaments Discoveredi, a Story in

Th to be an imitation of all the faults, and a

two parts. New-York, W. B. Gilley, 18mo.

). 180. few of the excellencies, of all the popular P: rhymers of the age. The phrase, scenery, The author of this interesting little story, and costume are Scott's, the character is has shown more than ordinary knowledge Byron's; Coleridge might put in for the of human nature, and has drawn her juvenile plot; the agents are Lewis's--and the style portraits with no little discrimination. It can. halts between Southey and George Colman. not fail to fix the attention of those for whoso It has two good things about it the begin- use it was written: and is calculated to ning and the end-but, as in a packed bale produce a benigo influence, on characters of cotton, there is a great deal of rubbish stuff- yet in the bud.

E. ed in between them. We think it probable, however, that it will fall in with the prevail.

Manuscript transmitted from St. Helena, ing taste; and are ourselves, inclined to be

by an unknown Channel. Translated from in tolerable good humour, with a

e the French. New-York, VAN WINKLE and -- Minstrel who hath wrote. WILEY, 12mo, p. 204. A lale, siz cantos long, ycl scorned to add a These memoirs may, or may not be aunoll. E.

thentic, but they are exceedingly interesting. Narrative of the Rer. Joseph Samuel C. This, however, is not surprising, for they reF. Frey.- 'To which is now added, an ac

late the history of the most interesting man count of ihe rise and progress of the London

of this, or any other age. Besides describing Society for promoting Christianity among

the progress of Bonaparte from obscurity and

weakness, to celebrity and power, and sucthe Jews. New York, W. B. GILLEY, 12mo.

cinctly recounting the most prominent events r. 480.

of his life, as well as the most important This memoir of Mr. Frey, the celebrated crisis in the affairs of Europe, they abound in converted Jew, is written by himself. He is sententious remarks, admirable for their proapparently a man of learning, of great sim- fundity, and for the rapidity of mind which plicity of heart, and a sincere convert to the they indicate; though they, after all, excite Christian faith. He is now prosecuting his their peculiar interest, by explaining the real labours in this country, and this Fourth Edi- trait in the character of the man, who is the tion of his narrative, with additions, was subject of them, to which he was indebted published under his own eye. As far as we for his rise as well as fall, and which constican judge, from a very cursory survey, it tuted his idiosyncrasy. This trait was en. is an interesting volume.

E. ergy of will. This in his rise, was &c. Memoirs of the War of the French in companied by prudence; but success, by Spain, by M. De Rocca, an officer of Hus. relaxing his vigilance, produced embarrass. sars, Knight of the Legion of Honour.-

ments in the complex plot of the sublime Translated from the French, by Mary Gra.

drama in which he was acting, and these, ham, from the second London edition. Bos. a rain, producing irritation, this energy beton, WELLS and LILLY. 12mo. p. 262.

came rashness, and wrought his fall. The

style in which these memoirs are written, A well written, connected and vivacious bears a close analogy to what we have hereNarrative of the events of the War in Spain, tofore seen of Bonaparte's style acknowwhich came under the Author's personal ob- ledged as authentic, and appears a proper servation, in 1808-9-10. . E. transcript of the character of the man. It

Jane of France, an historical Novel by is brief and piquant, and has a kind of spas. Madame de Genlis. Trauslaied from the

modic energy and movement, much like French ; two volumes in one. Boston,

the rapid and terrible progress of his power Wells and LILLY, 12.no. p. 58.

only through continental Europe. It isl.occa

sionally elegant, and is at at all times, imAs a class, we are not fond of historical pressive, if not eloquent.

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