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which I trust will get safe to hand. we had intended for the more difficult Her crew consists of ten able-bodied parts of our voyage. If Indian infor. men, well armed and provided with a mation can be credited, the vast quansufficient stock of provision to last tity of game with which the country them to St. Louis. "I have but little abounds through which we are to doubt but they will be fired on by the pass, leaves us but little to apprehend Siouxs; but they have pledged them. from the want of food. selves to us that they will not yield We do not calculate on completing while there is a man of them living. our voyage within the present year, Our baggage is all embarked on but expect to reach the Pacific ocean board six small canoes, and two pe- and return as far as the head of the roques; we shall set out at the saine Missouri, or perhaps to this place, moment that we dispatch the barge. before winter. You may therefore One, or perhaps both of these pe expect me to meet you at Monticello roques, we shall leave at the falls of in September, 1806. On our retum the Missouri, from whence we intend we shall probably pass down the Yel. continuing our voyage in the canoes, low Stone river, which, from Indian and a peroque of skins, the frame of information, waters one of the fairest which was prepared at Harper's fer- portions of this continent. ry. This peroque is now in a situa. I can see no material or probable tion which will enable us to prepare
obstruction to our progress, and en, it in the course of a few hours. As tertain, therefore, the most sanguing our vessels are now small, and the hopes of complete success, As-to current of the river much more mod. myself, individually, I never enjoyed erate, we calculate upon travelling at a more perfect state of good health the rate of 20 or 25 miles per day, as than I have since we commenced our far as the falls of the Missouri. Be. voyage. My inestimable friend and yond this point or the first range of companion, captain Clarke, hes also rocky mountains, situated about 100 enjoyed good health generally. At miles further, any calculation with this moment every individual of the respect to our daily progress, can be party is in good health and excellent little more than bare conjecture. The spirits, zealously attached to the en. circumstance of the Snake Indians terprize, and anxious to proceed i possessing large quantities of horses, not a whisper of discontent or mur. is much in our favour, as by means of mur is to be heard among them; but horses the transportation of our bag- all in unison act with the most per. gage will be rendered easy and expe.. feet harmony. With such men I have ditious over land, from the Missouri every thing to hope, and but little to to the Columbia river. Should this fear. river not prove navigable where we Be so good as to present my mast first meet with it, our present inten. affectionate regard to all my friends, tion is to continue our march by land and be assured of the sincere and undown the river, until it becomes so, alterable attachment of or to the Pacific ocean.
Your most obedient seryant, which has been forwarded to the sec.
MERIWETHER LEWIS, retary of war, will give you the idea Captainof 1st Ú. S.regiment of infantry, we entertain of the connexion of these TH: JEFFERSON, rivers, which has been formed from the President of the United States, corresponding testimony of a number of Indians, who have visited that Messrs. Poyntell and Co. from their country, and who have been separate. Classical Press in Philadelphia, bare ly and carefully examined on that just issued, in their neat and correct subject, and we therefore think it en- style, the first American edition of titled to some degree of confidence. Xenophon's Cyropedia, in eight books. Since our arrival at this place, we The American editors copied from have subsisted principally on meat, Hutchinson's London edition, and anwith which our guns have supplied nounce that under thecritical inspection us amply, and have thus been ena. of Mr. John Watts, they have correctbled to reserve the parched meal, ed many errors of the London edition. portable soup, and a considerable it is highly honourary to our country proportion of pork and flour, which that the Greck and Latin classics are
now published among us in as neat and ences, and even to conversation and
with remarks, pointing out the merits
and defects of the various papers; and, GREAT BRITAIN. in soine cases, shewing to what other
useful purposes the researches of in. LONDON INSTITUTION. dividuals may be applied, beyond the At a very numerous and respecta- original views of the author. It is in. ble meeting at the London Tavern, tended to exhibit the substance of ev, May 23, 1805, Sir F. Baring, Bart. M. ery interesting memoir, paper, &c. P. in the chair, it was resolved to es. on the subjects above mentioned, tablish an Institution, on a liberal and which shall be published either at extensive scale, in some central situa. home or abroad. tion in the city of London; to be denom- Some papers left for publication by inated the “ London Institution, for the late Professor Robinson, of Edin. the advancement of literature, and the burgh, will shortly be brought for, diffusion of useful knowledge. This ward under the care of his executors, Institution will be similar, in its lead. The Literary Club has set on foot ing features, to the Royal Insti- a subscription for erecting a Monu. tution. Its object, like that of the ment in St. Paul's Cathedral, to the other, will be to provide a Library memory of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the containing works of intrinsic value ; founder of that Society. Lectures for the diffusion of useful In the 255th number of Mr. Arthur knowledge ; and reading rooms, for Young's Annals of Agriculture, a the daily papers, periodical publica- sketch is given of a new Farming Sotions, interesting pamphlets, and for-' ciety, established in East Kent, near cign journals. The qualification of a Hythe. It consists of twcive of the proprietor was fixed for the present most intelligent farmers and graziers at seventy-five guineas, and the sub- in the county of Kent, who meet month. scription for life at twenty-five guin. ly at one another's houses in succes. eas. At a second meeting, held May sion, a severe fine being fixed for non28, it was resolved to close the sub. attendance. The first business of the scription for proprietors, which had day is to take a minute survey of the proceeded with unexpected rapidity; practice pursued on the farm at which upwards of nine hundred names hav- the meeting is appointed ; their host ing been obtained, whose subscrip- shewing them the contents of his tions amounted to about 70,0001. a sum farmyard, the arable and pasture fully adequate to effect the various ob- land, implements, &c. in his posses. jects of the institution, and to secure sion. Wherever nierit or blame at. permanent funds for its support. A taches, it is to be candidly assigned. temporary committee was appointed After this inspection, accompanied to prepare a plan to be laid before his by a critical discussion with a view Majesty's secretary of state, for the to improvement, they return at a late purpose of soliciting a charter for the hour to dinner at the president's institution.
house : after which a lecture is de, The Rev. Dr. Lettice proposes to livered by him, an a subject appointpublish in one vol. 8vo. price 14s. the ed at the preceding meeting. This Art of Assisting the Memory ; being subject is regularly debated ; and án improvement on Grey's Memoria the secretary enters each member's Technica, the plan of which is said to opinion, all being bound to deliver an be enlarged, by its application to the opinion in a journal, for the use of the first elements of various arts and sci- society:
List of New Publications.
IN THE PRESS.
MONTALY Magazine, containing A scrmon delivered at Stockbridge, Ecclesiastical history, Morality, Re. Sept. 17th, 1804; at the interment ligion, and other useful and interest. of Mrs. Elizabeth West, aged 74, coning matter. Published by John C. sort of Rev. Stephen West, D. D. Gray and Co. Danbury, (Con.) 32 And her nephew, Henry W. Dwight, pages. $1.50 a year. The first No. Esz. who died the same day, in the appeared Jan. 1, 1806.
48th year of his age. By Rev. Alvas The use and importance of preach. Hyde. Stockbridge. Willard. ing the distinguishing doctrines of Thoughts on the Trinity. By the gospel, illustrated in a sermon at George Isaac Huntingford, D.D. the ordination of the Rev. John Keep, F.R.S. Warden of Winchester Colto the pastoral charge of the Congre- lege and Bishop of Gloucester. Bosgational Church in Blandford, Oct. 30, ton. E. Lincoln. 1805. By Asahel Hooker, A. M. Pas- The first Number of the Poem of tor of the Church in Goshen, Conn. Madoc. By Robert Southey. Bos. Wm. Butler, Northampton.
ton. Munroe and Francis. The immoral tendency of error, illustrated in a sermon delivered at the ordination of Rev. James Beach, to Letters to a young lady on a course the pastoral care of the Church in of English education. By J. Aikin, Winstead, Jan. 11, 1806. By Asahe! M. D. Boston. Munroe and Francis. Hooker, A. M. Pastor of the Church Village Sermons ; or plain and in Goshen.' Hartford, Lincoln and short discourses on the principal docGleason. 1806.
trines of the gospel ; intended for the Christianity the friend of Man. use of families, Sunday schools, or By James George Durham, A. B. companies assembled for religious inCorpus Christi College, Cambridge. struction in country villages. By Hugh Maxwell, and W. P. Farrand, George Burder. 3 vols. Boston. Philadelphia.
E. Lincoln. A discourse delivered in the south Samuel H. Parker, of this town, church in Portsmouth, at the inter. proposes to publish, by subscription, ment of the Rer. Samuel Haven, The Sacred Mirror ; or a compen. D. D. who departed this life March dious view of scripture history. Con3, 1806, in the 79th year of his age, taining a faithful narration of all the and 54th of his ministry. And of his principal ovents recorded in the Old wife, Mrs. Margaret Haven, who and New Testaments, from the crea. survived her husband about thirty six tion of the world to the death of St. hours. By Joseph Buckminster, D. Paul. With a continuation from that D. Also a Monody on their death, period to the final destruction of je. by Rev. James A. Neal. W. & D. rusalem by the Romans. Designed Treadwell, Portsmouth, N. H. for the mental improvement of youth,
The safety of appearing at the day and particularly adapted to the rise of of judgment in the righteousness of schools. By the Rev. Thomas Smith, Christ. By Solomon Stoddard, for- Anthor of the Universal Atlas, &c. merly pastor of the church in North- To which is added a copious Index, ampton. 12mo. Price, 1 dml. North- not contained in the English edition, ampton, Mass. E. & S. Butler. 1805. 1 vol. 12mo.
Dbituary. Died, April, 1806, at New Haven, Professor Day, of Yale College, and (Con.) in the 27th year of her age, daughter of the late Hon. Roger Mrs. MARTHA Day, wife of Mr. SHERMAN. Her death was a serero
affliction to her relations and intimate charity, and all the delicate and ami. acquaintance ; to her husband it was able virtues of her sex. In a time of one of the most poignant trials, which youth and health, she had dedicated men in this world are called to en- herself by a public and solemn covedure. She left an infant son, not ca- nant, to the service of the blessed pable of feeling the irreparable loss God; and, in his presence, as her it has sustained. She was a blame- friends have reason to believe, her less woman, possessed of modesty; unembodied spirit now adores, and is kindness, cultivated understanding, happy.
Poetry. MESSRS. EDITORS, The subsequent Elegy, published at Boston immediately after the death of the renowned WHITEFIELD, A. D. 1770, and displaying in truly poetic numbers the fire and devotion of the muse, appears worthy of re-publication in your excellent sork.
Whilst through the village moves thy sacred bier ;
And pays the generous tribute of a tear.
How quick the visionary charm is o'er!
Nor kindly shelters from the destin'd hour.
How did he charm with wondrous art the soul,
And ev'ry boist’rous sentiment assuage ;
And melt the youth, and thaw the snow of age.
And tempt the straying wanton to thy road ?
And wonders at the mercy of a God.
A bleeding God, and Rome's fierce bloody throng :
Nor paind the mind, nor thought the service long.
And heavy pains the trembling flesh consume,
And point the gloomy mansions of the tomb.
By angels convoy'd, soars to fields above ;
And hail him welcome to the realms of love.
There will he meet the plaudit of his King,
Happy in bliss and ever springing joy,
Nor sickness, pain, nor lurking sin annoy.
Mean while soft slumbers to thy dust below,
Whilst many a sigla shall consecrate the gloom,
And many a bay shall shade thy hallow'd urn.
Though late, this friendly counsel weigh with care,
Go, washi th' unworthy action with a tear.
THE " Comment on some parts of the fifth chapter of Romans," by ZUINGLius, is able, judicious and useful, and shall be inserted in the next number.
C. Y. A.'s communications on " the state of literature in Nexo-England," and his discussion of the question, “ Whether it be wrong to transgress a mere six nicipal law, if the transgressor submit to the penalty ? Also H. on the dutite of the rising generation,” and J. C.“on the doctrine of the saints' perseverance," with several other approved pieces, are on file for publication, as fast as our pages, allotted for communications of the kind, will admit.
We are obliged to the subscriber, who transmitted to us the pastoral letter of the Right Rev. Bishop Clagget of Maryland, and shall cheerfully comply with his request.
Reviews of Mr. Webster's “Compendious Dictionary of the English Lan. guage,
".“ Memoirs of Pious Women,” and Mr. Dow's “ Letters to Mr. Sher," shall appear in the next number. The ingenious refutation of the atheistical notion of an eternal succession of men, communicated by C. Y. A. is received. We think it well deserves a place in the Panoplist.
The Dissertation of THEOPHILUS on “ Fohn's sixth vial,” is gratefully reseired, and the views and wishes of the author shall be faithfully regarded.
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