Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 9, 1838, Page 1

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NOT THE GLORY OF Ci!SAlt IJ U T T II K W K t F A HI' O F II O M 15. B. STACY. FRIDAY, MAitKCH 0, 183S. VOIi. XI No. 559 BY II. From Yankee Notion?, lately publitlicd by Otis, Iko.iJers & Co. lIOnAClWN 1IOSTON. "lUrrY tlic the man, escaped fioin lovvn, Who sits i" mnil tnuReiy ilowii, Ami lakes to nilmalion. Thus Daniel licniiiit pundiTing said, And fli.xik his calinlating head In lonely cogitation. "Oh ! would il vc.rc my only care A turnip puic h mi core mimic; A roin-ficld ?oim:w lut u icier ; Ten tiec. that rosy apples brimi, The lame fur dnmpliiijs jnM tho thing; The smaller crabs for cider. ."My eje! but Jtis rIoHhiis dieamj A flock (if sheep J a four-ox team; I'll for domestic labor?; A Hjlield pi? ! a innii;icl goose; A dapple tired for piivaie ii-u ;-- A dnnke for my wighbois". "Wiihin inv whitewashed garden wall I'll i car me UilHien "leeni of all Choire in del and coniliiiom. line pumpkins -luM hedcrk llie ground; Tlicie mihly r.thbage lie.uU, ns sound As in my a politician's "Shin.! beans I'll raise, of in my a class ; My pe.Ts in ll.mir sh ill siiip.wa All goini wishes ; And unions of astounding sie Sliirt inin tcais Irooi I'lulo's pjes, When tened among his dittoes. "And up mid dawn llie field I'll stray, Wlirii; l.uiihkins fi i-k die livelong day, And pigs mid ponlli j Mpi.ihhle ; Or maml my bain j.nd -amnci ing g", To hem the duiiglli) eockeiels ciow, Ami liukevs gobble. "And then my dining rrritn .-hall be 'Under n sh.idy gicciiwuiid liee; There o'er ui pew ier planer, While I (oiiiajeuiisly (all lo, The pl.iinliu: uullo-dove .-li.ill coo, And bob o'links shall dialler. " Give, me a plain and frugal meal ; A eliin nf beef, a seiag ofveal ; A hoe-r.ike like a fipi.itier'o. fiome Utile kiek-h.iw new or fry ; A gnii-eliei i.v map J a pumpkin pic ; A bulled theep'o head mid liulteis. " Oh fur thai di-h lo bumpkins dear ! Which mils all se.i-on ol'ihe jear, Calm, blii'lcring, hriulit ur eloudy ; 1 doiihi whit lv. ii mil 1'hebiin c.ill 'I'lio Minn', lint Vnulti-e n.ii iies nil ll.ivu cuius n.N ku it l'un-Dowdy. " With line and lod nfc.ine pole stout, I'll tickle many a simple iiout. Which all esiei in a eiai li fi.h ; Along the km inlet's sunny side, I'll lay me down peidne, rl wide Av, like as miy blackli.-h. " Notes, bills, deeds, bonds I will not scan ; Those daily plagues of moi lal man My (es no nunc rli.ill light on. All palny pelf I now dc.-pi.-e, To bear awaj a mibler pi he 'lliebcsi bull-call at liiighlon. " No whims of fa.-hion I'll obey, Diilihes in homespun, gieen or gray, Ui ah, jelliiw, dun m gnzle. No moi e John Kulni & Co. shall strait Luce up the.-c limbs ; no mine this pate Shall Uogue k Dudley frizzle. ' Alii Imsv Boston's buslling sons! Iicncalh bhiC'deiils, du-t mid duns, I'oieicr figged aad flu-lered, A long adieu ! and so good bye, For In ! I'm off as s.iid the fly, When flitting fiom I lie inus'iard." Thus Daniel, in poetic mond, Near Stale Street coiner, pouJering 6loocl, Of passers by iiiiheedful ; When lo t up steps n needy knave : I'ops in his hand . note to mate ; Great piciniitin for the "needful." He lifiB his head he stirs his frame He scans the sum and signet's name, Willi ge.-iuies quite alarming, His air-buih ensiles disappear ; Fifiy per cent, fur half n year Is falter gain than fai ining. This, in a trice, dispelled the charm ; Daniel has never bought his (aim, Nor thinks of it, that I know, And, gentle leader, well or ill, The hunks will ca-h our paper still, Wlien'cr on lack the iliino, Tliis rustical and true Yankee ilisl) is not now, wc trow, often eeen at table in Uoslon. Should any citizen be ignorant of its uatuie, wu beg leave lo inform him, on llie authority of Dr. Drvasdusi that it is a prodigious applc-pia, with a brown crust, baked in a ilcep pari, unite nomcn. Uiust and contents arc crushed into a chaos: and when serv ,cd up cold, as the Ductor sajs, credite Phones, it ;1U ul 101 uil uiuuiuibe. From the Ilostoa Kvcning Gazette the rlto M I S 13 , 4'0h! do not doubt!" It woe the midnight hour, but still vvns tho sound of revelry heard in thu proud halls of Claiiniutitl) House. The splondid mansion of ono of England's linughtiesi nobles was in a blaze of Ight, and t ho good, the hipli bom and beautiful, were there gathered to while away t he passing hours Lady Clanmoulh, in nil t ha pride of beauty nnd rank, was standing in a conspicuous situation, dispensing around her beaming smiles. Her daughter, with the signet ol loveliness impressed upon a somewhat pensive brow, was beside iier and yet it seemed that Alice Clanmotilh's thoughts were for away from the garish scene, lor she was sunk in a deep and apparently Gainful reverie. A guy voice startled hor. f 1 Come, Miss Glaninunih, do take com panion on inc. I have been asking tho favor of your hand this half hour.' My dear Alice, whore are your Iho'ts,' paid her mother; 'do you not seo Lord Glcnbnrne pray obligo him. my love.' Alice euirorcd tlio yuuny Noble lo lead her lo the dance but ere she had trial inn; I gay measure a servant hastily entered anil presumed her n note, hho glanced at the writing, nnd, hastily breaking the seal, read one linu. fcsliu became, very pith;. '1'jxcnpe nie, my Lord,1 said she, and with a quick step left the ball room. In the same street, and but n door or two from Clamnouth House, was another man sion, equally splendid nnd nristocrattcal ; but it wus shrouded in deep gloom. In ono gorgcotM and stately chamber Mrs. Tracy, the mistress of all this splendor, lay upon her death bed. Pale mid emaeia ted as she was, there yet lingered niimi her face the remains nf great beauty. Ser vants were gathered round that couch with looks of deep griel, for dearly they loved her who had been gentle and land to till. Hut was there no kindred hand lo wipe the death (tamps from the tuflercr's brow ? No kindred voice to whisper hope lo the faint in"' soul ? There wis none. She hid come from the brijhi Italian land, to dwell far from tliutii in her husband' house. He had died and left her almiu with two sweet children, on whom hhe had poured nut all the overflowing love of her warm heart. Her son, a gifted being, had been lor two years past with her aged father, and her decline had been sn rapid that I he newi had not yet reached him, as they simpered it the font ui the ncil knelt Her daughter, a clii'd of 1 nil years old, wilh her I'nir ring lets shading her lace, which was laid in Ihe bed, where she had t-obbed herself In leep, overcome w. u the first strangi grief of childhood. The door softly opened a light step approached thu bed, nnd Mice Clanmoulh. clad in her festal robes. wa uy me stiuur-'r s stuo. a rauinnt smile broke over tint pale race. Her voice, thrilling and tweet, broke the deep stillness : My Alice, oh ! this is kind indeed.' Dear, dear, Mrs. Trncy !' exclaimed the now weeping girl, 'why did you not let ;uow, before, that vou were more ill ? and she held a reviving cordial to the pale lip, nnd kissed the wasted cheek, now death-like in its color. Mrs. Tracy rai.-ed her head, and resting it upon Alice's Immm. spoke in a low, (hint tone, 'Hie siiinfs to almost ran out, A lie Would I could see my boy but once again ! Hut His will be dune!' she murmured raising her eve in heaven ; '.hen, gathering all her strength, she said, 'Alice, my sweet Alice, let me sav all 1 would, whilst time given me on eaiih. You love mv Wal tcr, and I firmly b heve that you have ever been the idol of his youthful dreams: but, Alice, gi'led anl winning as I know he is, there hns often tin-giving come over inv fearful heart. I (ear. from his last letters lo me, thai Ihe world has held forth too faeinatmg a draugh' to his lip; that the. cup has bweu wniiiheil with flowers, and he has quailed p, unioitidlul nf ilio poison within. Alice, I tear he has forsaken his God. Oh ! you know not ihe agony that has bowed my slim when this I bought has come over me.' Overpowered by her feelings she soul hack on the pillow. Pale a? marble, but villi a hand that trembled not, A lire C'nmnnu'h bathed her brow, and turning on' some drops that stood by the bed'ide, )cr-uaded her to swallow them. Again ihe romod herself, and with starihng enerey gra-ped thu arm of the fair girl, whilst her glazing eye was fixed fu'l on her I'aci. '.Mice, promise mo now on my dying bid never to for.-ake Waller, to try, when til others ca-l him oil', to wm him back to leaven.' And Alice Clan intuit h, in the deep stillness of that hushed sound, mule tint solemn promise, and the mother's blossng was the last word that met her ear. Mrs. Tracy sunk into a deep sleep, and lie fairest light of the sick chamber made her countenance to seem to gha-tly that lice felt her fortitude forsa king her. Sle had sent the little Udora from ihe rouu, in charge of the nurse, and was now uloiu wilh the dying. She bent above her, ntd wa'ched the deep shadows stealing ovet a face made perfect in its beauty. She hastily wrote on a slip of paper, and slipping lightly into the anti room, gave itlo one of the servants, and again restirnrd hor place by the couch. Lady Clannottth's last guest was depart ing and, wiaricd with the evening's rev. dry, she fluig herself upon an ottomm. musing n pal Alice's continued absence, for she wel'kuew that it was to Mrs. Tracy's she had gone. An hour passed on, and she beginning to feel alarmed, when her haband entered. ' Here is aline from Alice, Fanny. She begs us to cnic to her, ti- Mrs. Tracy is dying, and Valter has not returned. 'My sweet child ! she will need our support in such a scene for she will not leave her.' Wearied a) she was the lady immediately rose. 'So ill 1 know it nut or my place should have )cen by her side, instead of this scene ofinirth. Come, let us go to A'ice.' The first doom of the rising un crept into the sicl room when those who had kept a sad igil by Mrs. Tracy's couch saw that lli spirit was freed from us etwijily leneneut. A smile was still upon the lip, ant without ono btriigglu that sleep had bcomo tin everlasting one. Overcome b' the scene, and the sad lore boilings of ler own heart, Alice dropped senseless bejde the dead, and was borne by her fath.r; from tho room. Lady Clan, mouth drewtho weeping Udo'u .nto anoth er auartmeii, striving with li. tenderness of a mother o soothe her childish griefs, whilst tho lilt sad dunes wore performed. Days pasd on, and then the gathering sound of maiy feet was heard in tho dwell tug of Mrs Tracy. Tho plumed hearso was at the i6or and the long lino of car riages, wilhitll the form and splendor with which thu nationless form was to be carried to Us last r sting place. The family vuult was in T f, about a half days' journey front Londoi, and thu funeral train moved slowly eiowi tliu wide struct und disappear The sun was just sinking when the touching service of tho Cnurch of Kngland was read over ihe cold remains of ono who had been well loved, Her tenantry, each with some batlgo of mourning, bore upon their countenances tho traces of grief for the mistress who had so often sympathized with iliem in their iuys and sorrows. I he old pistor of Iho village church had just couimoiicoil the solemn words "dust shall return to dust," when there was a commo tion amongst the crowd and a young man, ofnuble port and bearing, but Irnvel-soiled anil agitated, his dre'S3 bearing marks of negligence and haste, rushed lorward. 'Walter Tracy!' passed from hp lo hp, coupled with kiiih! epithet of pity, lie caught a view of the collin, with its velvet pall, nnd tlitowing hin-adf upon il called wildly upon tho name of his mother, until Lord Clanmnutli advanced and forced him from the scene. Then the final wortls wcru spoken, nnd the coffin of Mrs. Tracy lowered into the vault of her husband's ancestors. Again it was the sunset hour. In loom thai Mrs Tracy had always appro priated to receiving I hose whom she held most dear, where she could throw oft tin ceremony and state with which her ram invested her, now knelt her son--a seine of utter loneliness bearing down his proud spirit a picture of his mother hung aluwe, and around wore nil the mementos of ear ior tlavs All the treasured memories of his childhood, when he was n suites.; biy. came back upon his heart. He felt that he brought not back with him the purity of old, that lie had gone forth into tho world, and I hat its breath had left iti lainl upon his brow and laying his head upon hi mother's chair, where he had often knelt at his evening prayer, he gave way to nil his gushing grief. A light touch on his arm caused him to raise it, and Alice Clan mouth was before him. He clasped her hand, but did not speak. She knelt be. side him. ' Walter ! dear Waller, cannot you pray .'There is One above who can siied healing upon the wounded spirit and bind the tnoKcn heart A deep Hush pissed over his face, and there was evidently a si niggle in his mind lie rni-eil himself to hi foil height, nod ui a moment restored to caliune-s and c uupo sore, answered somewhat proudly. 'Alice! I know my mother is removed from tin trials of earth; therefore, let us not mourn her.' There was a something in his look and tone that fell coldly upon her heart utid she fell ns il the star of her destiny was about to be overshadowed in gloom. A year hid gone by. and Waller Tracy nan council pleasure lo all lis varying tonus. I here was a coldness in his so. a sneer ever upon ins lip when he was called upon to mingle with the great and g mil who had lioeii the chosen friends lits parents, hven towards Alice, his own Alice, there was a change in Ins inanner- a re-tranit as il he wer .- nfVa.d ihe would read the depths of his soul. His scat at the board of Lord Clonnijuih was often empty, and his plao in tlu huuse of CjJ always vacant. The family of Lord Clanmou'h were at their country seat in , and Walter had promised to follow in a few days; Udora Tracy had been committed to tlieir guardian-hip, and was now nu inmate of their dwelling. There was a peculiar sweet uess in her disposition that won all heartsand to Alice, especially, she clung with trusting love. Alice was a very early riser, and had wandered forth alone. There was a fro-h ners in the morning air a beauty jn the scene, that held her entranced. The breez" canm freighted with tho t'rngrnuce of early 'lowers, and tho sunlight made the dew- drops that yet glittered upon Iliem to sCeiii as the silver veil of the fairies: and the heart of the beautiful girl glowed with grntiiudo to Him who gives to earth's plains tiiemantinot beauty. A small river wound through her father's grounds, and seeing specimens of a rare plant on its bank, she stopped to gather it tor her mother. He hat was thrown back, and her cheek flush od wnli exercise as she bent intensely over it. A step startled her, and lord Cilenborne springing from his concealment was at her side. 'Lord (ilenborne! how vou surprised me!' washer iiivoluiitarv exclamation. Then, seeing him agitated and serious, she exclaimed, 'but tell me why tuv gav friend wears this unwonted expression? Ronald nienhorno always rides a full till against Monsieur Melancholv.' 'Alice I came not hero lo jest. I have known you from your earliest childhood, and am ton deeply interested in your hap piness not to warn you of your danger,--You will soon be the wedded wife of Wal ter Tracy ; hut, Alice, do you know bun lo be the devotee of pleasure an apostate from his God ? Alice Clanmnutli, pale as death, sunk upon the turf. She could not refute that dork saying, and, covering her face, she wept in bitterness of spirit. She had fear cd it and now that the lips that knew not falsehood had spoken tlio words, she felt thu ban was indeed upon the soul of her betrothed. Lord (ilenborno stood near with u counieiiuiice upon which distress was strongly depicted. 'Alice, said he.' gently taking her hand. 'will vou thus cast awav vour haniuness ? Will you wed onu who must be nu alien I from all thai you hold sacred nnd dear I uiysulf heard Tracy defend his infidel principles, in the ussembly of his former friends. Alice, my sweet Alice, I havu ne. ver spoken to you of my deep and passion ate lovo ; but break this ill-omened engage ment, and your path shall soon be in bunny places. Hois unworthy of you.' Alico rose wilh thu dignity of a high minded woman. 'Lord Glcnborne, in consideration of our ca'-y friendship. I have listened to you, and though 1 must believe yottr assertions, yet if ti would preserve that friendship, breathe not again of love. My lot is cast with Ins ; and, come weal or come woe. I slnll have strength lo meet it. And,' she adJed Inlleringly, 'I may yet win him lo hen van. ' Tho young Noble turned away feeling tt foteboding that she had scaled a sorrowful destiny. Liny Clanmnutli sat alone with her daughter in the calm stillness of a summer evening the moonlight rested as a bright vail on the car'h and fell as softly upon the teir-ilcwed face of Alice as if there ,vis no so'row in that young heart; she was clasp ed in her mother's urms, and sho clung to he- as if loth to leave the resting place uf her childhood. For a long while there wu a deep silence, and then that proud lady, even amid the blinding tears with hich shu bcnl to kiss her beautiful child, murmured '0 dearest how can I part from thee ! How will mv heart nine for the voice of my beloved, and the swet face that has ever inilcd upon us. Oh ! Alice, Alirc ! would thai Walter Tracv was more like thee ! Hut to-morrow is your bridal, and your mo ther will givo you to him whose love is yet untried, without a tear: vet, my sweet child, in hours ol trial and grief, remember Ihat your mother fee's lor, and sympathizes with you. Alto.! dried her tens, and raising hcrsoll fr.ou hniy C'li'iiiiutith's breast, smiled s-idly. 'Mother, I have h"nrd loll of the happi ness of ihe young bride, and ihe fair wreath l hat her fancy always weaves. Such are not my dreams, dear mother. I know thiro is a mission before me a high and holy one and by mv solemn promise to the dyng, and the dee.) love of my ear her ycats I will fulfil it ! And now, inuther. bless vo'ir cinld in this last hour of mire served eonfiloncc, and forgive her if she has ever wil.'ingly given thee a pang.' And the mother did bless her as she knell before Iter in purity, and put up a prayer lor ler happiness Walter Tracy and Alice Clanmoulh were wedded. The bell? rang out their merriest peals, and. here was feas'ing and revelry in the-statu vlial'snf the Clanmnutli Castle. All deeni' i that tho young bride was hap py. anil her lover's voice "deep, gentle and low, Vow'd toprotect her thin' weal and thio' woe.' And hutoo deemed that he should never give her brow u. shade or her heart wound. A year rolled by anil leant upon n couch anil shaood by ihe heavy crimson drapene of the leiurluw was tin; voting wife of Wal tcr Tracy. There were llie traces of suf- tering upun her lovely brow, and she was sunk i.i a tlcep reverie. The gleam of many lights in the sick apartment served hut to in ik.i .is loii' liu -,-s in ire visible. Her own attendant, who had been with hor friin childhood and accompanied her to her husband's home, entered and wilh the privilege of an pld domestic, drew near I. or inistrcs 'It s vry I ito, my lady, and you are feeble to-day. Do try and go to rest my nins'e- will not he home to. night. No, Lucy, my gn.ul girl, I cannot rest, Hut do you go I shall not waul you to night, and old l'ascal will sit tip for Mr Tracy.1 'Nc, no! my lady, I will not leave you Do let me remain this once?' Aii'l the affectionate girl persuaded her niistress to lake some refreshment, which she iiti to oblige her ; ami then retired to a smail room adjoining, that she might not appear lo watch Airs. I nicy. Night wan cd.aiul M's. Tracy had obtained one mo inent's forgelftilnets in a slight sleep, when she was startled by her husband's loud knock, She turned pale as he entered. There was a change upon the ooco open brow of Waller Tracy, and his counlen. ance had a dark and gluomy expression. He drew near his wife and gazed upon her sad pale face. 'Metliinks that you have grown some what cold in the1 reception of your husband, Madam,' said he, bitterly. "'This melan choly face, which you always wear in my presence, seems as if intended as a reproach to me, because forsooth I am driven from my own home to more congenial bcencs. I would gladly take you with ine, bul you do not choose lo go.' Alice covered her eyes n moment, and t lion, looking full at her husband, said mildly 'Walter, there, was an hour when you would have left tlio giycst scene for my society. You know well that your wife should not bo seen in haunts of pleasure that you frequent; and if our house is not gay, is it not because your absence- will not nllow me to draw around me my early friends, lest they should see my husband's neglect.'' No, Waller, unkind as you have been, still I would guard you from censure. Walter Tracy, in the silence of the mid , night hour have I knelt ond prayed tho J llolv One above to turn vou from the path I of sin.' And, rising, she knelt at Ins feet, looking so nngelic in her innocent purity thnt even her husband's callous heart was touched. 'Walter, when I watched beside your dying mother I promised never to for sake you, and by that mother's sacred mem. nry by the prnyerso often breothed at her knees and all the sweet memories of your child hood, nil tutu front your cours turn to Nun whom you have forsaken, und He will abundantly pardon.' In spue of himself, Walter was ufl'ected. Ho loved Alice, it is true, as far as onu so perverted in fooling could love but ho war more fond of her surpassing beauty. He luiscd her in his arms, and soothed lierwilh caresses until the fair girl's heart was corn lorted in the hope uf winning again to thu paths of penco the chosen of her youth. Alas! it was a delusivo hope! In one mouth Waller Tracy had losl at tiie gaming table the whole of'his vast for tune, and had ivcn Iho meanness to wrest from his young wife her jewels, and what gold she had in her own possession. He was a u. ggnr, and Iho wide domains of his ancestors were given to the hammer. lie quarrelled with one of his inlidol associates, and o challenge was the consequence. He wns dangcrousiy wounded, and was convey eJ lo a lodging in a reunite part of tin? city. Mxtcndcd upun a miserable bed, in a mean ronm, was the onee-gified and noble Walter Trary. Life hung by n thrend and his ravings were terrible to li-ton to. He called incessan' ly upon the name of his wife, uucon-cious that the in her devoted love, wos hovering over him. Iiesceching her, in agonized accents, to pray for his soul, anil then whilst those round his bed shuddered to see the st rung man brought so low he would wuepingly deplore Ins apostacy and call upon thu name of the He ing he hail so often outraged, and strive lo repeal portions uf his boyhood's prayers. At the end ef some, days a change look place, and there were hopes of his recovery. His wound slowly healed, but ere another month unfavorable symptoms appeared, and the physicians declined him declining fa3'. One evening, after laying' sumo tune in a qii'ct slumber, he called Alice to him. Her. bright curls rested upon his cheek, and ho drew her lo bun and kissed her fer vently. Her heart was too full for speech Then for the first jnic fl)r many days he spoke rationally, bul so low and trctnu lousl that she bent to catch tho dear ac cents. 'Thank yon, mv own love, for your kind uess and care. That I am forgiven for all my harshness, I well know but there is pardon to bo asked for greater errors. Alice, though I fain won tl have been an infidel, yet there was a;ways something wiihin that whispered of the Deity. I was not at heart an unbeliever, and now. when tho veil is sent away, do I feel my deep sinloluess.' Hven hi that hour of anguish the hearl of AI.ce. knew a touch of joy. She clasped Ins hand, and again he threw his weak arm around her and gazed long and mournfully upon lnr altered face. 'And now, my own Alice, read to me from that blessed volume that has been your suppi rt in trials ' And the soft tunes of her voice spoke comfort to the sufferer's snul. Then she knelt by tho bedside of the beloved ono and poured out her fervent, heartfelt prayer- A deep sigh from Waller caused her to start up. She gave one look at Ins face and sunk senseless to the floor. When she awoke to consciousness her head was my on hor mother's bread, who had sought her in ollliclion, and the tears of the widowed onu were wiped by the fond pa rent's hand. Two years passed by. Alice mourned, but not ns one without hope and ever she felt lhat it were better for Wa'ter, with his blasted reputation, to gt down to the grave, than to live and meet the sneer of the world that his spirit could not bronk. Two years, mid again Alice is in her own early home, bin with u more softened expression upon her sweet face. She wa waiiueriiig iar awnv lurougti the "recti wood and by the sparkling river and a tall and stately cavali with a dark eye and nouie tirow, joined her. 'And you will reward my long years of stilteritig and unrequited love, my sweet Alice: l!ess vou lor the wort!. You acknowledge that woman may know a sec oinl love.' And Ronald (ilenborno throw his arm round the form of her he had loved so loinr ant! so well and whom he had won fur his own. Again was there a bridal in Clanmnutli C.istlc and there was confidence, aye, and trusting love too, in the glance of t'he bride. And the vows were taken, and tho prayers read. Ant! as years rolled over the fair head of Alice- Clanmoulh she never repented her second choice, although she sometimes dropped a tear to thu memory of him who had been won by her devoted love to heaven. C A N A J) 1 A iV A F F A 1 II S . J) H C L A It A T ION. Vii:i;i:.s the solemn covenant made with llie pcoplo of Lower ami Upper Crt tiatln, ami recoitletl in the Statue Hook of the United Kingdom of Great llritain ami 1 1 eland, as the .'51st Chapter of the ict passed in the 3l&t year of thu Reign ol King George III, liatli been continually violated liy the British Government, and our rights usurped; and, where, our hum lile petitions, addresses, protests and re. monstrances against this injurious and mi constitutional interference have been made in vain, that the British Government liatli disposed of our revenue without the constitutional consent of the local Legis lature, pillaged our Treasury, arrestee great numbers of our citizens, and com mitted them to prison; distributed through the country a mercenary army, whoso pre sence is accompanied by consternation and alarm, whoso track is red wilh the blood of our people, who have laid oui villages in ashes, profaned our Temples, and spread terror and waste through tho land : Ami, whereas, wo can no longer stiller thu repented violations of our dear est rights, and patiently .support the mill- tiplietl outrages and entities of tho Gov eminent of Lower Canada, WU in tho name of the I'KOPLH OF LOW Mil CA NADA, acknowledging tho dfcross of a Divine Providence which permit us to put down a Government which hath abused Iho object and intention for which it was created, and to make choice of that, fori of Government which shall ro-establit. the empire of Justice, enstiio doinestn tranquility, provide for common defend , promote general good and secure to us an . our posterity tho advantage of civil an I religious liberty SOLEMNLY DKOLAllL' : I. That from this day forward, tin lOPLH Ol-1 LOWER CANADA in - absolved from all allegiance to Great l)i tain, and that the political connexion hi twoon that power and Lower Canada i. now dissolved. mat a niuru uijiUAi lorm r government is best suited lo Lower C.. nnda, whirh is this day declared to be .. REPlllLIC. 13. That under the free government e Lower Canada, all persons shall cnit the same rights : the Indians shall i: . longer be under any civil disnualificati: hut shall enjoy the same rights as all oth . citizens ol Lower Canada. 1. That all union between Church at State is hereby declared to be DL SOLVED, and every person shall be i , libeity freely to exercise such religion . belief as shall he tlictated to him by 1. conscience. That tlio Feudal or Seigniorial tc ure of laud is hereby abolished as co. plctely as if such tenure had never exis: in Canada. ! IM...I I i .. u. j iiui uuuii iiiiu uvury tiuifuu w . shall hear arms, or otherwise furnish : sislancc to the people of Canada in t. contest for emancipation, shall, he and discharged ftom all debts, due, orobli. lions real or supposed, for arrearages virtue of Seigniorial rights heretofore e isting. . I hat the JJouinrc Contumicr is f the future abolished and prohibited. n riii.... : . i , . i li r - - longer exist excepting in such cases fraud as shall lie specified in an act to passed hereafter by the Legislature Lower Canada for this purpose. 0. That sentence of Death shall noh gcr he passed nor executed, except case of murder. 10. That mortgages on landed est ' shall he special, and to be valid, shall . enrcgistcred in ofiices to he created ' this purpose by an act of the Lcgislati of Lower Canada. 1 L That the libei ty and freedom of ' Press shall exist in all public matters ;.. affairs. 12. That TRIAL BY JURY is gt antcctl to the People of Lower Canatl its most extended and liberal sense, in criminal suitsand in civil suitsahove a s to be fixed hv the legislature of the S:. of LOWER' CANADA. 13. That as General and public Edi tion is necessary, an l due by thuGV.v incut to the people, an act to piovidc the same shall bo passed as sor.n as . circumstances of the country will per: 1-1. That to secure the elective fi chise, all elections shall be had bv B.' . LOT. lu. That with the least possible d. ' the people shall choose Delegates acc, ing to present division of the country, i Counties, Towns and Boroughs, who s' constitute a Convention, or Legislat Body, to establish a Constitution aecc ing to the wants of the country, an. fortuity wilh the disposition of' this I duration, subject to be modified aeeor.! to the will of the People. 1(5. That every main person of the : of '2 years and upwards, shall have right of voting as herein provided, and the election of the aforesaid delegates. 17. That all Crown Lttndx, also si as arc called Clergy Reserves, and s:. as arc nominally in possession of a eon Company of Land holders in Engl- called the British Noith American L; Company," are of right the propeity the state of Lower Canada, except si portions of the aforesaid Lands as may in possession of persons who hold the s'a, in good faith, and to whom titles shall secured and granted by virtue of a I which shall be enacted lo legalize the p session of, and a fiord a title for, such i i.,i.,.i I,,,., r i.,.i i- . o. i u il snn nn i n ( i n s in ( iiiiuu luisui mini in uiu luvvusiiips ua ... under cultivation or impiovemont. 18, That the I'rcnch and English I guages shall be used in all public atl'i And for the fulfilment of this Dccli, tion, and for the support of the Palrit cause in which wo are now engaged, v. a firm reliance on iho protection of : Almighty, and the jtistico of our condi WE hv iheso presents solemnly pledge each other our lives, our fortunes, and i. most sacred honor. By Order of the Provisional Cort. . went, ROBERT NELSON, President. PROCLAMATION NO. I'KOl'Lll 01' CANADA : Wo have been oppiosscd by thu hand i transatlantic power, and iiniiistlv t cruelly castigated with the rod of in. leiiting misrule for a Ioiil' seiius of vea. . IUK Vlt'llTll PACE,

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