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day, or nine miilion gallons per year.- of the long continued and valuable servi- We have received through Messrs Competition having reduced the price from ces which he has rendered to the cause of Brown and Taggard, No's. 25 and 29 $1.25 per gallon to 70 cents per gallon, Christ within the limits of this County Cornbill, Boston, Mitchell's New Primary many of the works above mentioned have and State.
Geography, designed as an introduction to closed, but the supply has been more than Resolved, That as a testimonial of the the Author's New Intermediate Geograsustained by the petroleum wells, wbose affectionate regard which his personal phy, It is one of a most excellent series products have been put into market with christian, and ministerial character and of Geographies by the same author,-congreat rapidity. The capital already ex- labors are held, this minute be entered on tains twenty five colored maps, together pended in coal oil works and cannel cual the records of this Consociation, and pub- with an hundred bcautiful embellishments mines, is estimated at nearly $4,000,000, lished.
on wood, any one of which is a gem in itThree of the largest companies have ex. Attest;
R, P. S., Scribe, self. This Geography is printed on fine pended fully $1,000,000 in the sea-board
paper, well bound, and of the most conStates, and $750,000 has been expended in MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT, -Last Satur: venient size for reference. It is a book the Kananba valley alone. Paraffine, a day afternoon, Mr. John Gard Jr., an ac
that canuot but be valued as one of the beautiful, wax-like product, incidental to live and estimable young man of this city most excellent of the numerous school the manutacture of coal oil, is now made was killed by a full from the roof of the books extant. For sale by Starr & Co., into candles by two companies in New building, now being erected by N. B. No. 4, Main Street. York, and will must probably become a Payn Esq., At the north end of the town, regular article of cominerce.
It is stated in the Star that he was engag. THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTOX. By The manufacture of coal oil lamps, a ed in shingling the roof, and in ascending Edward Everett. New York, Sheldon & branch of the lamp trade which has result. it, took bold of a bracket to assist himself Company, Boston, Gould and Lincoln, 1860. ed from the use of the oil, forms the great forward. The bracket gave way, and Mr.
The life of the Father of bis country's er part of the business of sixteen manu. Gard fell to the ground, a distance of from the accomplished pen of the above facturing companies, who employ
twenty feet, breaking the spinal column gifted author, cannot fail to call up a most 600 men in making burners,
of his neck. He was taken up insensible lively interest in the work. A suggesbrass work in stands,
and conveyed to his father's house. He tion from the late Lord Macauly to the glass bowls, shades, &c., 200 women and boys in making paper shades,
rallied several times, and at intervals ap. Messrs Black, of Edinburgh, proprietors
peared to have his senses for a moment or of the Encyclopædia Brittannica. to apand furnish work for one hundred and two at a time. He spoke audibly only ply to Mr. Everett to supply for that twenty-five looms, in making coal oil lamp once, when he said that he should die.— work, a memoir of Washington, was the wick.
Ho died about nine o'clock, and was bur- origin of this volume before us, and we The lamps are sold for $3,50 per dozen ied Sunday afternoon. His numerous have to be grateful to the memory of that to $96 per dozen ; the greater part are dis. friends will deeply regret his early and distinguished English historian for posed of at $7 to $8 per dozen. sudden death.
timely a suggestion, calling forth as it has The designs for paper and glass shades
done, a work of the deepest interest to evand fountains are as numerous as those of LITERARY NOTICES. of course to supercede other and more
ery American heart. It is not designed the lamps, which' number two hundred and Afty varieties in the classes of stand, brack.
elaborate works of the same character, but et, hanging, and side lamps. The style of The LIFE AND LETTERS OF MRS. EMILY C.
as a concise, truthful and elegantly writ
JUDSON-By A. C. Kendrick Professor of these lamps has been much improved late
Greek Literature in the University of Roch- ten, and well arranged memoir of Washly, and they are now as well made, and as
ester.—New York, Sheldon & Company. 116 ington, it occupies the highest rank. We rich and beautiful in appearance as most Nassau Street. Boston, Gould & Lincoln. bave to thank Messrs Brown and Tagof the candelebra imported from abroad. 1860,
gard of Boston, for the fine copy forwardThe life and letters of this gifted and ed us. For sale by 'Starr & Co., No. 4, devoted writer and missionary are deeply
Main Street. TRIBUTE TO DR. McEwEN,—At the annual meeting of the New London Conso interesting, both to the literary and relig
STORIES OF SCOTLAND AND ITS ADJACENT IS. ciation, held at North Stonington, Oct. 9,
As a legacy to her many ous public.
LANDS. By Mrs. Thomas Geldart, aathor of friends and a treasure to every christian, 1860, the following tribute of honor and
“ Stories of England," " Stories of Ireland," respect for the memory of the late Dr. this work will be highly valued, and deeply
&c. New York: Sheldon & Company.cherished. Her letters are really invaluMcEwen, was unanimously adopted and
Boston; Gould & Lincoln, 1860. ectered on the records of the Consocia- able, revealing as they do, the deep and
We have received tbrough Messrs tion,
pure feelings of her in most heart, and Brown and Taggard of Boston, another of
growing out of the critical passages in thuse fascinating little volumes for the WHEREAS, it has pleased God in his providence to remove by death the Rev. her history, they illustrated her feelings young which the accomplished authoress Abel McEwen, D. D., who from the time amidst these scenes, and derive from the has invested with so many charming at
circumstances under which they were tractions. To those who have her works, of the organization of this Consociation, has been a brother beloved, and honored written, fresh force and beauty." No ad- it will be sufficient to say this is fully member of the same
mirer of this amiable and deeply devoted equal to her former productions. It is
christian lady, should fail to possess this finely embellished and cannot fail to have Resolved, That the Consociation entertain
For sale in New an extensive circulation. For sale by a profound respect for the memory of this interesting volume. venerable father, and the highest estimate
London by F. Stain, 41 State Street, Starr & Ce.s No. 4, Main Street.
rose leaves, or translate me to heaven in ICED GRAPES.- Take large close bunch
SELECTED POETR.Y. their feet, and finally, by various expedie season raising watermelons and making
ents, separated the good grain from the them into syrup, thinks the watermelon GERMS OF THE BEAUTIFUL. chaff, dust, and other impurities. How will not make sugar, in consequence of
comes it, he asked himself, that whatever the waxy properties of the syrup, when Scatter the germs of the Beautiful
is of a useful nature, and intended to be boiled to that consistency, but the syrup By the wayside let them fall,
profitable to the world, must suffer much, bas no equivalent for preserving all kinds That the rose may spring by the cottage gate, And the vine on the garden wall;
and be subjected to every kind of ill treat-of fruits with which the country abounds. Cover the rough and rude of earth
ment; but that a man, who himself does It is also excellent for table use. The With a veil of leaves and flowers,
with other things as he lists, is unwirling process is very simpel. The juice is ex And mark, with the opening bud and cup, The march of summer hours.
to suffer, or to permit God to do as he lists pressed by hand, by putting the core of
with him. Wheat, which is the noblest the melon in a sack; then boil to a proper Scatter the germs of the beautiful
of all the products of the earth, is here consistency in a copper kettle. From exIn the holy shrines of home;
thresbed, trod upon, swept about, tossed periments he thinks we cannot get a betLet the pure and the fair and the graceful here, In the loveliest lastre come;
into the air, sifted, shaked, and shoveled, ter return for our ground than by this Leave not a trace of deformity
and afterwards ground, resifted, and bak- process. He made from one acre of ground In the temple of your heart;
ed, and so arrives at' last upon the tables last season, eighteen barrels of syrup, and But gather about ite hearth the gems or Nature and of Art,
of princes and kinge. What, then, do I sold it at eighty cents per gallon, making
mean in being displeased with God be- $446 for his labor. It is worth thinking Scatter the germs of the beautiful
cause he does not strew my path with about.
an easy chair?
By what other processes of fine ripe thin-skinned grapes, and When He built a temple for bimsell,
could the wheat be cleaned, and how remove any that are imperfect. Tie & And a home for the holy race,
could I be sanctified or saved were I to string in a loop to the top of the stem.He reared each charm in symmetry And covered each line with grace. remain a stranger to chastisement?
Strain into a deep dish a sufficient quanti
Deal with me, therefore, O my God, as ty of whito of egg. Dip the bunches of Scatter the germs of the beautiful
thou wilt, and grant that what is thy will In the depths of the humble soul;
grapes into it, immersing them thoroughThey shall bud and blossom and bear their fruit, may also be mine.
ly. Then drain them, and roll them While the endless ages roll;
about in a flat dish of finely powdered loaf Plant with the flowers of charity,
sugar till they are completely coated with And the fair and the pure about thy path
PREVENTION OF PITTING IN SMALL into the hullows between the grapes.
it, using your fingers to spread the sugar Pox.-A writer in the Medical Times and Hang up the bunches by ike sirings till
Gazette says, in regard to this subject, the icing is entirely dry. They should be THE RECOMPENSE OF GOOD.
that if the erruption be distinct, the solid dried in a warm place. Send them to the NESS,
stick of nitrate of silver should be applied supper-table at a party, on glass dishes.
to the pustule, previously moistened with When our hours shall all be numbered.
Ripe currants may be iced as above.And the time shall come to die, a little water. If confluent, the concen
Raspberries, strawberries, ripe gooseberWhen the tear that long hath slumbered trated solution of eight scruples to an ries, plums and cherries may be thus dipSparkles in the watcher's eye,
ounce of distilled water must be applied | ped in white of egg, and rolled in sugar.Shall we not look back with pleasure,
over the whole surface; if necessary to To the hour whon some lone heart.
apply it to the scalp, the hair should be
Good TOMATO CATSUP.-Place the lo
should be used on the second or third day matoes on the fire and bring them to a On the friend we most do love,
of the eruption. A case of confluent small boil; take them off, strain them through And the spirit fast is hasting pox is related, where no punctures were
a sieve. To every gallon of tomatoes add To its holy home above, made, in which the strong solution was
one quart of vinegar; for spices, allepice, Then the memory of each favor applied to the whole of the face and ears;
cinnamon, cloves, mace, ginger, black We have given will to us be Like a full and holy savor,
the pustules were immediately arrested, pepper, a desert spoonful of each ; one tea Bearing blessings rich and free. and in nine days the eschar had come
spoonful of red pepper; salt to the taste. away from the face without leaving pits.- GREEN TOMATO PICKLES.—Take green 0, then , brother, let thy labor Be to do good while you live,
Another writer recommends applying tomatoes, (they are best when nearly full And to every friend and neighbor
a solution of the nitrate of silver, of grown,) slice and scald them in salt and Some kind word and sweet smile give. the strength of one drachm to an ounce of water with the addition of a little alum, Do it, all thy soul revealing,
waler, all over the face for ten days or a until they begin to be tender ;
fortnight, commencing a few days after out and put them in a stone or glass jar.Cause the tides of love to flow.
the eruption makes its appearance ; and if Take enough good vinegar to cover them,
there be intense inflamatory action about and to every quart add one pound of sugar DISCIPĻINE.—Gothold one day looked the bead, it may be applied over the scalp, and 'spice to suit the taste. Scald tbem on while a farmer's wheat was being and also to the mouth and face.
together and pour over the tomatoes while threshed, and observed that the men not WATERMELON SYRUP.-A correspond
bot. Try them and you will find they are only stoutly beat it, but trod upon it with ent of an exchange, who was engaged last
In Paradise shall bloom.
REGISTER OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS, AT EAST NEW LONDON,
51 16 62 € 68 6 61 6 54
Day of Day of | Temperature above zero *; below Direction of the wind. State of the Weather. General remarks, the week. Month. Sunrise | 12 o'cl'k. (10 P. M. Im'n temp
observations, &c. &c.
Morn. | Noon. | Eve. Morn. Noon. | Eve. Sunday, Oct. 7 34
61 * 52 *
North. rth. Nrth clear clear clear Plesaant. Monday,
61 66 53 6 54 • 8. W. S. W. lat. W, cloudy cloudy clear Dull and showery. Tuesday,
N. W. N, W. N, W. clear cloudy cloudy
clear clear Thursday,.. 11 58
60 " 62 " S. W. S. W. West. clear cloudy rain Showery. Friday, 12 61
N. E. N. E. North.cloudy cloudy clear PleasantSaturday, 13 35
45 " N. E. North. (N. E. clear clear hazy Chilly. HORTICULTURAL.
Ferdinand Grapes were very beautiful raising grapes next season. Trim and
and in large quantity. The peaches rais- lay down your vines in November. It THE COUNTY FAIR
ed under glass, and the pears were also makes another thing of grape-growing.
very fine. Mr. Fitch is one of the largest The New London County Fair, held exhibitors of both fruits and vegetables,
Dr. Frederick Morgun, of Colchester, near Norwich, on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th
had fine fruit, among other things a new
D. W. Coit of Norwich, had a very seedling pear, larger than the Seckel, and days of October, proved a decided success. choice collection of pears, and grapes in The exhibition of fruits and vegetables pots. The Beurre d'Anjou, Beurre Diel,
said to be nearly as good. was very fine, and the general exbibition
The whole show is bighly encouraging Clairgeau, Louise Bonne de Jersey were was highly creditable to the farmers and uncommonly large and fair specimens.
to the friends of the Society. Its labors field growers of the county. The follow- The first of these pears are gaining a well for the last six years bave not been in ing from the Homestead will not be unin- deserved popularity. In the first place, vain. Its fruits are manifest in the annuteresting to our readers :
the tree upon quince is one of the best for al fair, and still more manifest in all parts " The Society has put up a large frame training in the pyramid shape. With a of the County ; in better barns and farm building with a good roof and sky lights, very little attention it seems to come easi- buildings; better stock and more of it; for the exhibition of fruits, vegetables, ly into this form. The fruit is large
in drained fields and long rows of muck
Worthless and for such articles as need to be kept showy, and of the first quality. A plate along the lines of ditches. dry. This is a great improvement, and of the Crouch pear shows an amateur's af- swamp lands have been reclaimed, and will draw out, we trust, a fuller exposition fection for a very fine native seedling, It are now yielding their heavy burden of of other branches of industry. The me has been cultivated in Colchester, for ball grain and grass, contributing to the chanics and manufacturers of the County a century of more, and is not generally support of quadrupeds instead of snakes have never done themselves justice in for known. It is about the size of the Virga
and reptiles. The “good time coming" mer exhibitions. Their goods can be kept lieu.
so long talked of and dreamed of is already dry now.
here. If our friends doubt it. come down
The cultivation of grapes in pots is not The exhibition of fruits and vegetables yet very common in our vineries. It is and see us next fair day, and they shall bo more than sustains the high reputation of claimed for it, that more grapes can be
judges. former displays; We noticed 0. S. Hatch
grown under the same area of glass, some with seventy varieties of apples, among say double the quantity, while it has this
THE FRUIT HARVEST IN CONNECTICUT. them the old English Codling, rarely seen advantage, that the grapes at a suitable
-THE HARVEST HEREABOUTS.-In this. in our shows. They were objects of par stage in the ripening can be removed to a ticular attention, even among our splen- room of lower temperature, and be kept harvest than any with which we have
country we are enjoying a more bountiful did American varieties.
into the winter, when they will bring a beun blessed for twenty years past. The was a plate of Hurlburt's, a Litchfield dollar and a half or two dollars a pound. wheat and other grain crops are enormous ; County apple, nearly doubled in size by This is a matter worthy of the attention good cultivation. The Northern Spy of those who grow fruit for the market, or the first time of late years, are yielding in
corn is in abundant supply; potatoes for does not equal its New York reputation. who wish to prolong the grape season in the almost "old fashioned” measure of The Coggswell Pearmains were well rep- to winter. The same treatment would no
200 bushels to the acre, and large contracts resented by almost every exhibitor. This doubt do for the Isabella and Catawba, in apple deserves its popularity. It is ex- latitudes where they do not ripen. They bushel ; apples lie rotting by the hundred
are being made here at 37 1-4 and 40c, per tensively grown in this County, where it might stand out until there is danger of
bushels in a thousand orcbards, not only originated, and still more largely in frost, and then be sheltered for a few of Connecticut, but of New England, for Windham County, where it has been sent nights until they ripened. This delicious out by Mr. Dyer from his nursery for the frnit is worth all the care bestowed upon be bought good and sound at a shilling &
want of a market any price. They can last twenty years, and has a place on al- it , to have it in perfection.
bushel. We have not seen anything like most every farm that has an orchard. It
The show of grapes from the open gar- this in our orchards since 1844. is in season from October to January, and, den was better than any we have ever all things considered, has no superior for seen—Isabellas, Catawbas and Rebeccas.
In New England, on the contrary, all these months.
While upon this point, let us, say to all accounts agree in stating there has been a The fruit of Asa Fitch, Esq., of Fitch- grape-growers, lay down your vines this rainy, cold, unpropitious season. ville, was better than we have ever seen winter, cover them with a few inches of
We hear of contracts bere to send apples before from that famous locality. The unfertile soil, and learn something new into England. -- Hartford Times..
Towing publications or one year, then be supe South Royalton Bank, South Royalton.... 90
List of Discredited Banks in New MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.
Post OFFICE, NEW LONDON,
January 1, 1860. NEW-LONDON, CONN.
NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN-[By Steamboat.] W. BY H.
Closes at 81 P.M. Arrives at 2 o'clock A, M. S T A R R.
NEW YORK AND SOUTHERN-[By Railroad.] ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM IN ADVANCE, Bank of Hallowel..
Closes at 11 A.M., and 53 P.M.
Arrives at 1} P. M.
. worthless STARR & FARNHAM, PRINTERS, Canton Bank, China.
Closes at 11 A. M. and 51 P. M.
Arrives at 11 and 8 P. M. RATES OF ADVERTISING.
Ellsworth Bank, Ellsworth..
.... 90 The mail closing at 5; P.M. is the way mail by One Square One Week, (16 lines,)....... .$0 50 Exchange Bank, Bangor...
which the offices are supplied between New London
worthless * Three Weeks....
and New Haven; matter for offices beyond New Ha1 00 " Continuance each week............
Grocer's Bank, Bangor.. 20
.-90 ven, however, is also sent by the mail which · loses Hancock Bank, Ellsworth.
at 124 P. M. An additional New Haven mail is also
90 “My motto through life has been--Work and Ad.
received at 8] P. M.. bringing do:hing from offices ver tise. In business. Advertising is the true Phi. Maratime Bank, Bangor.
10 between New Haven and New London. losopher's Stone, that turns whatever it touches in Mousum River Bank, Sanford.
BOSTON, PROVIDENCE AND EASTERN.
20 to gold. I have advertised much, both in the week
Closes for the “Shore Line" R. R. Route at 12 M. ly as well as the daily papers; nor bave I found that Shipbuilders' Bank............. worthless Arrives at 11 P. M. those of the largest circulation, of either class, ben
Closes for Steamboat and N&W. R. R. at 87 P.M. efitted me the most."-Jou Jacob Astor.
Arrives at 104 P. M.
ALBANY AND WESTERN-(By Railroad.} Exeter Bank, Exeter.....
90 SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS!
Closes at 51 A. M.
Arrives at 6 P.M. THE REPOSITORY GRATIS.
NORWICH, WORCESTER AND HARTFORD,
90 AND INTERMEDIATE BETWEEN NEW LON: VE REPOSITORY, together with either the Danby
DON AND WILLIMANTIC. plied to every subscriber, at the prices alinexed, viz: Stark Bank, Bennington..
Closes at 64 A.M. and 1 P. M. Authur's Ladies Home Magazine,...
Arrives at 11 A. M.and 6 P. M, Godey's Lady's Book,..........
Closes also on Saturday evenings for Norwick at The Home Monthly,....
81. .............$9.00 Atlantic Monthly,. $3.00 Cochichuate Bank, Boston......
STONINGTON AND INTERMEDIATE.
.. worthless Harper's Monthly,........ $2.75
Closes at 61 A.M. Genesee Farmer,............................
$1.25 Grocer's Bank, Boston... redeemed Arrives at 5 P. M. Albany Cultivator...... $1.25 Western Bank, Springfield...
2 American agriculturisty.. $1.75
Closes and arrives via New York mail. Rural New Yorker,.....
RHODE ISLAND. Homestead, $2.50
Closes at 7 A.M., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Life Illustrated,
Bank of South County, Wakefield... 10 Arrives at 3} P. M., Monday, Wednesday and Gleason's Pictoral, $2.25 Bank of the Republic, Providence.. 50
Friday. Gleason's Literary Companion,.. $9,25
On alternate days via Norwich, closing at 5} A. Water Cure Journal,..
:50 Farmer's Bank, Wickford....... worthless M., arriving at 6 P.M. Phrenological Journal,.... $1.50 | Hopkinton Bank, Westerly.
10 CALIFORNIA MAIL. U.S. Journal including Rosa Bonheur's celebrated picture of the "Horse Fair,"
Closes for Sea Route on the 4th and 19th of each $2.00 Mount Vernon Bank, Providence..
month, Mount Vernon, a beautiful print, 17 by 20 inch
R. I. Central Bank, East Greenwich. 90 es in size, in 15 oil colors.... $1,50
For Overland Route at St. Louis, every Monday Edward Everett, a splendid portrait of this dis- Tiverton Bank, Tiverton..
90 and Thursday. tinguished man, in oil colors..... ..$1,50 Warwick Bank, Warwick...
The Post Omce opens at 6 A. M. and closes at 8 P.
2 From the above it will be seen that a subscription
M. On Sunday opens at 7 A. M. for one hour, and to the Repository in connection with many of the
hese hours will be strictly observed. above publications, will absolutely cost nothing,
Letters or papers put into the outside box before and with the others only from twenty-five to arty Bank of North America, Seymour.... 58} P. M. for the New York Steamboat mail, or before cents, while every volume of our paper actually costs Colchester Bank, Colchester..... worthless
5) A. M. for the morning Railroad Mail, are always the publisher more than a dollar. It is only through Eastern Bank, West Killingly.... worthless
STANLEY G. TROTT, P.M. the libera arrangements of cotemporaries, therefore that we can afford to be liberal. specimens of the Granite Bank, Voluntown... .worthless
75 FALL AND WINTER will receive subscriptions for the same in connec- Litchfield Bank..... on with the Repository. Merchant's Exchange Bank, Bridgeport.... 90
DRY GOODS! ! FOREIGN POSTAGE. Pahquioque Bank, Danbury..
2 The following table shows the rates of postage be- Pequonnock Bank, Bridgeport.
2 CHRISTOPHER CULVER, tween this and the various foreign countries and Woodbury Bank, Woodbury..
15 ports with which regular mail communication is es
Bank of Central New York, Utica... Scotland,
5 China, via Marseilles.
4 of Hong Kong,.....
PRETTY Mauriuus, via England.
Goshen Bank--refuse all notes printed on Mauritius via Marseilles,
8 " N. S. Wales, via Marseilles,. *45 "
AND 8 "
white paper, as the bank repudiates N. S. Wales, via England... them some having been stolen.
CHEAP New Zealand, -via England. *33 “ New Zealand, via Marseilles, * 45
Hamilton Exchange Bank, Green.
25 Talcabuano, Chili,.
New York City.....
OF EVERY VARIETY, 6 "
Ontario Bank, Utica, Safety Fund. 40 Panama,..
6 Australia, via Englahd..
Ontario nty Bank, Phelps....
25 No 12, Main-Street. Australia, via Marseilles, ... *45 “ Newspapers to England, Ireland, Scotland and Pratt Bank, Buffalo....
Sept. 27, France, should be sent with very narrow envelopes, Reciprocity Bank, Buffalo......
80 herwise they will be subject to letter postage.
A new and beautiful Art or transferring colored or
N ORNAMENT IN EVERY
plain ENGRAVINGS, LITHOGRAPHS, AXBROTYPES, &c. *Payment to be made in advance. All other let- Western Bank, Lockport......
6 on to Glass. MARBLE, OR Wood, Sent free to any ters optional. Weekly, per annum, Papons in all cases to be
address, on receipt of 25 cents,coin or stamps. Yates County Bank, Penn. Yann..
Address G.W. PLACE. aid in advance. NII the rest of the State.
444 Houston st., New York.
8 6 666 6.66
DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF TRUTH, VIRTUE, AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.
was liberal and public spirited, contribu-element, although ignited in several places
ting largely, both in the way of funds and by special command of the enemy to Time to me this truth has thought,
personal exertion to every project design- whom he was particular obnoxious both ('Tis a truth that's worth revealing,) el for the public good.
on account of his patriotism and his sucMore offend from word of thought, Thạn from any want of feeling ;
Among the improvements projected or cessful forays upon their West India mer. If advice we would convey,
promoted by Mr. Shaw was the use of an chantmen. After the enemy had left his There's a time we should convey itIf we've but a word to say,
engine to extinguish fires. In the year premises, a neighbor who bad secreted . There's a time in wbich to say it.
1767 he imported from Philadelphia and himself in that part of the town, crept
presented to the town the first fire-engine from his hiding place and extinguished on unknowingly the longue, that had been seen in the place.
the fire before it had made much progress. Touches on a cord so aching, That a word or accent wrong, Mr. Shaw was very largely engaged in
A few weeks later, Mr. Shaw's house Pains the heart almost to breaking:
He had vessels continually was opened to receive a party of sick and Many a tear of wounded pride,
employed in the coasting and West India emaciated prisoners, who were sent into Many a fault or human blindness, Has been soothed or turned aside,
trade, and also in the European line.- port in a cartel, and for whom at that disBy a quiet voice of kindness.
His accounts and letters still extant show a astrous period, wben three fourths of the
large amount and wide extension of busi. town lay in ashes, no other shelter could Many a beau teous flower decays,
ness and correspondence. A single cir- be procured. The wife and mother of Though we tend it e'er so much;
cumstance will illustrate his enterprize in Mr. Shaw bestowed upon these wretched Something secret in it preys, Which no human a id can touch.
opening channels of trade. In May, 17- sufferers the kindest attentions, hovering So in many a lovely breast
72, he shipped to London, ‘as an experi- around them like angels of mercy, and adLies some canker grief concealed,
ment, to try the market, a quantity of ministering food and medicine with their That iftouched is more oppressed,
cotton, which he had received in exchange own hands. Under their kind and skilLeft unto itself is healed!
from the South. This was one of the ful trcatment they all recovered and re
earliest shipments of that article to Europe, turned to their respective families, but the BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.
as the regular exportation of cotton did wife of Mr. Shaw canght the infection
not commence until after the American from those she bad nursed, and after a NATHANIEL SHAW, JR.,
short illness expired, December 11, 1781. RICHARD LAW. SEY'R. During the revolutionary contest, the
Mr. Shaw survived his estimable partservices of Mr. Shaw were invaluable.- ner but a few months. He was a profiHe was one of the Committee of corres-cient in active sports, such as bunting, pondence for the town, and was agent of fowling and fishing, and a sad accident the Colony of Connecticut and of the Con- connected with his favorite pastime, ter
tinental Congress for naval supplies, for minated his life. Of this tragic event, which These names belong to men, who, in a exchange of prisoners, and for taking care filled the town with lively, sympathy and former day reflected honor upon New of sick seamen during the whole conflict. sorrow, a minute account was given shortLondon, by their integrity, talents and His judgment in questions relating to ly afterwards, by his brother, Mr. Thomas public spirit. They were cotemporaries commerce and navigation was highly val- Shaw, in a letter to a friend, (Col. Josiah of that generation which includes the pe- ued by the State authorities, and he was Waters,) a copy of which has been preriod of the revolutionary war, and though often sent for to Hartford, to consult with ser ved. This letter is dated April 25, not military men, were active in furnish- the Council of Safety. The privateer.
1782. ing the sinews of war, and in promoting ing business during this war was exceed
The writer alludes to those scenes of torthe sacred cause of liberty.
ingly popular. Mr. Shaw engaged in it ror and affliction in which his native town Nathaniel Shaw was born Dec. 5, 1735. largely, and his vessels bringing various had so largely participated, to the friends He was a native of New London; his fa- rich prizes into New London harbor, were that he and his family had seen reduced to ther, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw was a ship- instrumental in giving life and animation poverty, or butchered in cold blood, and master and ship owner, and he bimself to the place, in the most depressing period to the death of his brother's wife from a was familiar from his childhood with ev- of the contest, When the town was burnt disease to which she bad been exposed by erything connected with the trade and re- and the shipping destroyed, Sept. 6, 1781, her compassionate ministrations to the sources of the place. In his youth he no person suffered so largely as Mr. Shaw. sick and suffering, and then gives in submade several voyages, and was therefore a His loss was estimated at twelve thousand stance the following narrative of tbe last practical seamen, as well as an enterpris-pounds sterling. His house and furniture days of his brother. ing, sagacious merchant. As a citizen, he was fortunately saved from the devouring
He went out on the 12th of April in a
BY F. M. C.