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with them by any means, as he was under so
many engagements. I could not come into
terms with him; but after some time we
dropped into quiet, his wife and children sit-
ting down. 1 then felt my way open in much
tenderness, to express my feelings for those
who were under these embarrassments in keep-
ing slaves ; and what a pity it was mankind
were so mistaken in the ordering hand of Pro-
vidence, who could give a plentiful supply if
they submitted to do justice. He was settled
and sober, and the meeting ended to my satis-
faction. He, after some time, set the slaves
all at liberty.



Remedy for Hard Times. — A brother from
one of the Western States who had been ab-
sent from his family for several months, on an
agency, writes as follows: — "My wife has a
remedy for hard times ; for she and my
daughters made, during my absence, 140
yards of family cloth, and I am to have a full
suit of Jeans,' and my daughters will do the
tailoring."

Here the axe is laid at the root of the tree.
Let the people live within their income — and
all may do it in a country like this, and they
may be in an easy and thriving condition ; and
enjoy that which is above all price, a contented
mind — a sweet consciousness that they owe
no man any thing. Pride and ambition en-
slave us. This ceaseless scrambling up makes
us giddv.— iV. E. Puritan.



Circulation, of the Bible. — In a late Eng-
lish periodical it is slated, that the number of
associations established in Great Britain, at
present, for the circulation of the Scriptures,
is 2229 ; in Ireland, 550 ; Conlinenlal Eu-
rope, 1500; Asia, 83; Africa, 16; America,
2800; Australia, 17; and the West Indies,
226, sixly-nine of the latter being conducted
by freed negroes.



Extraordinary Memory. — The memory of
Dr. Leyden was most tenacious, and he some-
times loaded it with lumber. When he was
at Mysore, an argument occurred upon a point
of English history ; it was agreed to refer it



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inlo tlie Indian country, contrary to
parlies, he repeated veroatim tne wnoie oi an as lo munniiauc mc ol^; m i>ui imnuu^. •^^..•^- 1 l..^ ^^,. of Congress on that suiijccl. 1 iii~ is
act of Parliament in the reign of James, rela- 1 times they do not appear for many yeais. At a good move ; and we hope the Indians will
live to Ireland, which decided the point in I the close of the seventeenth, and beginning of persevere until they rid their country of the



to Leyden, and, to the astonishment of all These lights occasionally come so far South ) liquors in
parties, he repeated verbatim the whole of an as to illuminate the sl



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