ed one of the crew, if he thought there was any danger ?
"O yes," replied the sailor; "if it blows as hard as it does
now, we shall ail be in Heaven before twelve o'clock at
night." The chaplain, terrified at the expression, crietf
out, " The Lord forbidJ"
The harmless Tlireat. — An obscure physician, quarrel-
ing with a neighbour, swore in a great rage, that some
time or other he would be the deatli of him. "No, doctor,"
replied the other, "for I shall never send for you."
Matrivdonial Concord. — (i I wonder," says a woman of
humour, " why my husband and I quarrel so often, for we
agree uniformly in one grand point: he wishes to be mas-
ter, and so do /."
Poiverf ul Preacher. — A certain reverend drone preach-
ing a very dull sermon to a congregation not used to him,
many of them slunk out of the church one after another,
before the sermon was ended. " Truly," said a gentleimm
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present, " this learned doctor has made a very moving
A First Appearance. — The late Duke of Norfolk was
much addicted to the bottle. On a masquerade night, he
asked Foote, what new character he should appear in.
" Suppose you go sober, my lonl," replied Foote,
A Commission. — A felon, who was just on the point of
being turned oft', asked the hangman, if he had any message
to send to the place where he was going? " I will trouble
you with a line," replied the finisher of the law, placing
the cord under his left ear.
Hat and Wig. — A fellow, walking down Holborn-hill,
on a sultry summer evening, observed an old gentlemen,
without his hat, panting and leaning upon a post, and \ery
courteously asked him what was the matter ? « Sir," says
the old man, " an impudent rascal has just snatched my
hat off, and ran away with it; I have run after him until
I have quite lost my breath, and cannot, if my life depend-
ed on it, go a step farther." — « What, not a step," says the
fellow. « Not a step," returned he. " Why, then, by
Jupiter,! must have your wig," and, snatching oft' his fine
flowing caxon, the thief was out of sight in a minute.
Jl Deficiency of Evidence. — A son of Galen, who was
very angry when any joke was passed on physicians, once
defended himself from raillery, by saying, " I defy any
person whom I ever attended, to accuse me of ignorance
or neglect." — "That you may safely do," replied the wag;
" for you know, doctor, dead men tell no tales."
Difference of Opinion. — A lunatic in Bedlam was asked
how he came there. He answered, " By a dispute."—
" What dispute ?" — " Why, I said the world was mad —
while they said that I was mad; but they being the strong-
est, outvoted me, and I was sent here."
Plebeian Pleasantry. — An Abbe who was very fat, ap-
proaching a fortified city late in the evening, and appre-
hensive that the gate might be closed for the night, inquir-
ed of a countryman whom he met coming from the town,
if he could get in at the gate ? "1 believe so," said the
peasant, looking at him jocosely, " for 1 saw a wagon of
hay go in there this morning."
Upper Stories.'— -Lord Yerulam, being asked by James f.
what he thought of Mr. Cadares, a very tall man, who was
sent on an occasional embassy to the monarch of Fiance,
answered, that " some tall men were like lofty houses,
where the upper rooms are commonly the most meanly
d Looking- Glass. — A spark being brought before a ma-
gistrate, on a charge of horse-stealing, the justice, the mo-
ment he saw him, exclaimed, " I see the villain in your
countenance." " It is the first time," said the prisoner,
very coolly, " that I knew my countenance was a looking*
Resemblance and Representation. — A prince, rallying
the fatness of a courtier who had served in many embas-
sies, said he looked like an ox. " I know not," said the
courtier, " what I am like ; but I know that I have often
had the honour to represent your majesty."
Punctilios of Honour. — Two Gascon officers disputing
on some particular subject, one of them unhandsomely
contradicted the other, by saying, "That's not true." The
asserter of the fact instantly replied, "You are very bold,
Sir, to dare to give me the lie : if I were a little nearer to
you, I would box your ears, to teach you better manners;
and you may consider the blow as already given." "And
I, Sir," rejoined the other, "to punish you for your inso-
lence, would run you through the body; so consider your*
Transparency. — Dignum and Jack Barrow sitting toge-
ther in a room that was rather dark, Dignum, being next
the window, prevented the light from having free access
to his companion; upon which Barrow called out, " Upon
my soul, Dignum, I cannot see through your jaws." " I
do not wonder at that," said Dignum, " for mine are not
The doctor of admiral Onslow's ship was remarkable for
prescribing sea-water on all occasions for the complaints
of the crew ; and returning lately with the admiral and
some of the officers from Yarmouth, where they had been
to dinner, the doctor, being quite groggy, fell off the jetty-
head into the sea; when one of the crew standing by, and
ever mindful of the doctor's regimen, instantly exclaimed
to the admiral, " Your honour, shiver my timbers, if our
doctor ha'n't tumbled into his own medicine chest."
Mr. R. walking along the earthen mound at Edinburgh,
some years ago, when the price of bread was excessively
high, observed a basket of loaves fall off a baker's head.
" I am glad," remarked Mr. R. "that bread has fallen."
FEDERAL COURTS OF LAW.
The Sufireme Court. At the seat of government, the first
Monday in February, annually.
Circuit Courts. For Newhampshire, on the 19th of May and
2d of November, at Portsmouth and Exeter. Vermont, at Wind-
sor and Rutland, alternately, the 1st of May and 3d of October.
Massachusetts, at Boston, on the 1st of June and 20th of October.
Rhode Island, on the 15th of June and of November, at Newport
and Providence. Connecticut, on the 13th of April and 17th of
September, at New Haven and Hartford. New York, at New
York, on the 1st of April and September. New Jersey, at Tren-
ton, on the 1st of April and October. Pennsylvania, at Philadel-
phia, on the 11th of April and 11th of October. Delaware, at
.Newcastle and Dover, on the 3d of June and the 27th of October.
Maryland, at Baltimore, on the 1st of May and 7th of November.
Virginia, at Richmond, on the 22d of May and November. North
Carolina, at Raleigh, the 12th of May andNovember. South Ca-
rolina, at Charleston, on the 20th of May, and at Columbia on the
30th of November. Georgia, on the 6th of May and 14th of De-
cember, at Savannah and Louisville. District of Columbia, at
the city of Washington, 1st Monday in June and 4th in Decem-
ber, and at Alexandria, IstMonday in July and 4th inNovember.
When any of the above fixed days happen to be on Sunday,
the court is opened on the Monday following. In those districts
where two places are designated for holding the sessions of the
Circuit Court, the first term in the year is always held at the
place first named.
District Courts, Maine District^ at Portland, 3d Tuesday in
June and the 1st in December, and at Pownalborough, 1st in
March and September. New Hampshire, at Portsmouth, 3d
Tuesday in March and September, and at Exeter, 3d in June
and December. Vermont, at Windsor and Rutland, 1st Monday
in February and August, and 2d in May and November. Mas-
sachusetts, at Salem, 3d Tuesday in March and 2d in Septem-
ber, and at Boston, 4th Tuesday in June and 1st in December.
Rhode Island, at Newport and Providence, 1st Monday in Feb-
ruary and August, and 1st in May and November. Connecticut,
at New Haven, 3d Tuesday in February and August, and at
Hartford, 3d in May and November. New York, at New York,
1st Tuesday in February and May, August and November. New
Jersey, at Burlington, 1st Tuesday in February and August, and
at New Brunswick, 1st in May and November. Pennsylvania, at
Philadelphia, 3d Monday in February, May, August and Novem-
ber. Delaware, at Dover, 4th Tuesday in February and August,
and at Newcastle, 4th in May and November. Maryland, at
Easton, 1st Tuesday in March and September, and in Baltimore,
1st in June and December. Virginia, at Williamsburg, 3d Tues-
day in March and September, and at Richmond, 3d in June and
December. North Carolina, at Newbern, 1st Monday in Febru-
ary, May, August and November. South Carolina, at Charles-
ton, 3d Monday in March and September, 1st in July and 2d in
December. Georgia, at Augusta, on 2d Tuesday in November,
and at Savannah, 2d in February, May and August. Kentucky,
at Frankfort, on 2d Monday in March, 3d in June and Novem-
ber. Tennessee, on the 1st Monday in April, July, Oct. and Jan.
The district judges have power to hold special courts in their
respective districts, at discretion, exclusive of the foregoing.
COURTS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
The Supreme Courts (as a Court in Bank,) hold six terms for
argument, Sec. in the five districts of the state, and adjourned
courts as they may deem necessary. The regular terms are,
For the Eastern District, composed of the city and county of
Philadelphia, and the counties of Delaware, Chester, Montgo-
mery, Bucks, Northampton, Lehigh and Pike, at Philadelphia,
on the 2d Monday in March, to continue 2 weeks, and on the 2d
Monday in December, to continue 3 weeks. The last Monday in
July is the return day for July term, but no court is then held.
For the Lancaster District, composed of the counties of Lancas-
ter, York, Dauphin, Lebanon, Schuylkill and Berks, at Lancas-
ter, on the 3d Monday in May. For the Middle District, compo-
sed of the counties of Northumberland, Unidn, Columbia, Centre,
Mifflin, M'Ke an, Clearfield, Lycoming, Potter, Tioga, Bradford,
Susquehanna, Wayne and Luzerne, at Sunbury, on the Wednes-
day following the 2d week of the term of the Lancaster District.
For the Western District, composed of the counties of Alleghany,
Westmoreland, Somerset, Fayette, Washington, Greene, Bea-
ver, Butler, Mercer, Crawford, Erie, Warren, Venango, Arm-
strong, Indiana, Jefferson and Cambria, at Pittsburg, on the 1st
Monday in September, to continue 2 weeks, if necessary. For the
Southern District, composed of the counties of Franklin, Adams,
Cumberland, Huntingdon and Bedford, at Chambersburg, on the
Monday week next following the end of the 2d week of the term
of the Western District.
Note* It is only in the city and county of Philadelphia that the
Supreme Court has original jurisdiction, and there only where the
sum in controversy exceeds 500 dollars; all issues of fact are tri-
ed by jury, before a single judge, at nisiprius.
William Tilghman, Chief Justice,
John B. Gibson, ~> ,,-,,„
Thomas Duncan, ^^czates.
The District Court, for the city and county of Philadelphia,
has original jurisdiction of all cases where the sum in controver-
sy exceeds 100 dollars. This court holds four terms annually,
On the 1st Mondays in March, June, September and December.
If business requires it, they are bound to hold courts nine months
in the year,
Joseph B. M'Kean, 7 MsQciatcs
Benjamin R. Morgan, 3 **' af
Courts of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas, are held for
the several counties, as follows — in the
1st District — In Philadelphia, the first Mondays in March and
June, third in September, and first in December.
Pres. JOHN HALLOWELL, Esquire.
2d District — In York, on the first Mondays of January, April,
August, and November ; in Lancaster, on the second Mondays
after the commencement of the courts in York.
Pre s. WALTER FR ANKLIN, Esq.
3d District — In Berks, on the first Mondays, in January,
April, August, and November ; in Northampton on the second
Mondays after the commencement of the courts in Berks ; in
Lehigh on the Mondays succeeding the second week of the
courts of Northampton county.
Pres. ROBERT PORTER, Esq.
4th District — In Bedford, on the first Mondays in January,
April, August, and November ; in Huntingdon, on the second
Mondays of the same months ; in Mifflin, on the third Mondays
of the same months ; in Centre, on the 4th Mondays of the same
months. Pres, CHARLES HUSTON, Esq.
5th District — In Beaver, on the second Monday in January,
April, and August, and first Monday in November ; in Butler,
on the second Monday in November, and third Monday In Ja-
nuary, April, and August ; in Alleghany, on the third Monday
in November, and on the fourth Monday in January, April, and
August. Pres. WILLIAM WILKINS, Esq.
6th District — In Venango, on the first Mondays in November,
February, May, and August ; in Mercer, on the thir* 3 Mon-
days of the same months : in Crawford, on the fourth Mondays
of the same months ; in Erie, on the Mondays succeeding the
commencement of the courts in Crawford.
Pres. JESSE MOORE, Esq.
7th District — In Montgomery, on the second Mondays after
the commencement of the courts in Chester ; in Bucks, on the
second Mondays after the commencement of the courts in Mont-
gomery. Pres. JOHN ROSS, Esq.
8th District — In Columbia, on the first Mondays in January,
April, August, arid November ; in Northumberland, on the
second Mondays after the commencement of the courts in Co-
lumbia : in Lycoming, on the second Mondays after the com-
mencement of the courts in Northumberland : and in Union, on
the second Mondays after the commencement of the courts in
Lycoming. Pres. SETH CHAPMAN, Esq.
9th District — In Cumberland, on the first Mondays in Janu-
ary, April, August, and November ; in Adams, on the Mondays
next succeeding the courts in Cumberland ; in Franklin, on the
Mondays next succeeding the courts in Adams.
Pres. JOHN REED, Esq.
10th District — In Westmoreland, on the Mondays preceding
the last Mondays of February, May, August, and November ;
in Cambria, on the first Mondays of March, June, September,
and December : in Indiana, on the second Mondays of the same
months ; and in Armstrong, on the third Mondays of the same
months. Pres. JOHN YOUNG, Esq.
11th District — In Luzerne, on the first Mondays in January,
April, August and November ; in Pike, on the third Mondays
of the same months ; in Wayne, on the fourth Mondays of the
same months. Pres. DAVID SCOTT, Esq.
12th District — In Schuylkill, on the last Mondays in March,
July, October, and December; in Lebanon, on the first Mondays
after the commencement of the courts in Schuylkill; and in Dau-
phin, on the second Mondays after the commencement of the
courts in Lancaster. (See 2d Dist.) Pres. S. D. FRANKS, Esq.
13th District — In Susquehanna, on the first Mondays after the
courts in Wayne ; in Bradford, on the first Mondays after the
courts in Susquehanna ; and in Tioga, on the first Mondays af-
ter the courts in Bradford. Pres. EDWARD HEltRICK, Esq.
14th District — In Somerset, on the last Mondays in February,
May, August, and November ; in Fayette, on the first Mondays
in March, June, September, and December ; in Greene, on the
third Mondays in the same months ; in Washington, on the
Mondays following those of Greene.
Pres. THOMAS H. BAIARD, Esq.
15th District In Delaware, on the third Monday in January,
the second in April, the fourth in July, and the third in October;
, en the second Mondays after the third Mondays in
-»y, April, July, and October.
Pres. ISAAC DARLINGTON, Esq.
Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, are
held twice in each year in the City and County of Philadelphia.
One Court is held by the Judges of the Common Pleas, and the
other by the Judges of the Supreme Court. In the other Dis-
tricts, they are held by the Judges of the Common Pleas. Trials
of civil causes in the Common Pleas of Philadelphia County ar,e
adjourned Courts, held at such times as the Judges may appoint.
The Orphans' Curt, of Philadelphia County, is held the 3d
Friday in each month.
The Mayor's Court, for the City of Philadelphia, holds four
Sessions a year — on the first Monday in September, and on the
third Mondays in December, March, and June.
Supreme Courts in New-Jersey are held, at Trenton, the 2d
Tuesday in May and November, the 1st Tuesday in September,
and the last Tuesday in February, annually. Circuit Court* , in
the several counties are held on the following Tuesdays : at Ber-
gen, the 4th in March and October— at Essex, the 2d in Janu-
ar* find the 3d in September — at Middlesex, the 2d in June*
a ' ii. "December — at Monmouth, the 4th in April, and 3d
?n October — at Somerset, the 3d in April, and 1st in October —
at Burli^ton, t.x 3d in May, and 1st in November — at Glou-
ces e >e 3'" in March, and 1st in October — at Salem, the 1st
in Maioh, and 3d in September — at Hunterdon, the 1st in May
and 4th in October — at Morris, the 3d in March and 4th in
September — at Cumberland, the 1st in June and last in Novem-
ber — at Sussex, the 4th in May, and 4th in November — and at
Cape-May, the last in May, annually.
Inferior Ca?.:rt* of Common Pleas and of General
Quaric. c> icio?is of the Peace in the several
unties, are field in the Tuesday in
Middlesex, 2 March, 2 June, 2 Sept. 13 Dec.
Monmouth, 4 Jan. 4 April, 4 July, 3 Oct.
2 Jan. 2 April, 4 Jure, 3 Sept
Uan. 3 April, 3 June, 1 Oct.
4 Jan. 4 March, 2 June, 4 Oct.
3 March, 1 July, 4 Sept. 3 Dec.
Jiudington, 2 Feb. 4 May, 2 Aug-. 1 Nov.
Gloucester, 3 March, 3 June, 1 Oct. 2 Dec.
Salem, 1 March, 2 June, 3 Sept. 1 Dec.
Cape-May, 1 Feb. last May, 1 Aug. 4 Oct.
Hunterdon, 1 Feb. 1 May, 1 Aug-. 4 Oct.
CumberlandyXa&X. Feb. lJune, 4 Sept. last>
Sussex, 3 Feb. 4 May, 3 Aug. 4 Nov. f 4 May,
Jield in the
2 June, 2 Dec.
4 April, 3 Oct
4 March, • vJct.
3 March, 4 Sept.
4 Mav, ] Nov.
3 March, lfcjt.
2 June, 1 Dec.
annuallv, last Ma
An Account of the time of holding the Yearly Meetings of Friends on
the Continent cf America.
At Philadelphia, on the third Second-day, in the Fourth month.
At New York, on the Second-day following the fourth First-day
in the Fifih month.
At Newport, (Rhode Island,) on the Second-day following the se-
cond Sixth-day, in the Sixth month — the met-' - g for Ministers and
Elders, is held at Portsmouth, on the preceding Seventh-day.
At Baltimore, for Maryland, on the last Second-day in the Tenth
At Wain Oak and Gravelly Run, for Virginia, alternately, the third
Seventh-day in the Fifth month. At Wain Oak, the present year,
At New Garden, for North and South Carolina, on the Second-day
follow ing the first First-day in the Eleventh month.
Ohio Yearly Meeting is" held at Mount Pleasant, on the Second-
dav following the first First-day in the Ninth month.
Indiana Yearly Meeting is held at White Water, on the Second-
day after the £rst Firit-day in the Tenth rar