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ter's, suggested by this allusion to its present venerable instead of the collect for the day, that for St. Peter's rector, will probably be new to many of its members, day, and the last for good Friday,) by the eldest mis

St. Peter's church was erected at the suggestion and sionary present. * through the influence of several members of Christ's 8. Occasional Prayer, with the Communion service. church, (then the only Episcopal church in Philadel 9. The Epistle. Haggai, ch. 2d, to verse 10th. phia,) resident in that part of the city where the church 10. The gospel for St. Peter's day. stands. It was dedicated in 1761. The ensuing ac [N. B. This part of the service was performed at the count of the dedication is taken from the preface to the altar, by the eldest officiating minister. ]t Sermon preached on the occasion by the Rev. Dr. To this succeeded the Sermon; and if a judgment William Smith, Provost of the University of Pennsyl. might be formed from the attention wherewith it was yania.

received by a very crowded audience, the author may ''In this country, then, where our church is far re- Aatter himself that now when it appears from the press, moved from the government of her bishops, and where and solicits a candid perusal in the closet, it may be of it hath not yet been the method, (nor indeed would cir- some service; more especially that part which regards cumstances always admit,) before a stated use of our our neglected Sabbath and public ordinances. newly erected places of worship, to solicit a special au The author's engagements allow him but few opporthority for separating them to God's service, in the ex tunities of addressing the world in this way; and those press manner of any approved ritual; all we can do is hitherto have chiefly arisen out of public occasions, to preserve so much of the original design of the thing where the calls were sudden, and where he hath only as Presbyters may warrantably perform; and which, in had leisure to show the warmth of the heart, and not such circumstances, may be thought more immediately the labor of the head-Happy always if, with a desire necessary for edification. We may meet on a fixed day; to serve his friends, he can give any testimony of a zeal and in conjunction with the common service of the for truth, and for that church whereof he is a member! church, may use such particular forms of prayer and At this time the Rev. Robert Jenney, L. L. D., was sermons as may be suitable to the occasion; professing rector of Christ's church, to which St. Peter's was unitbefore God and the world, our humble desire of setting ed under the same rectorship as part of the same corapart such places to his service, and keeping them con. poration, which thenceforth became the united churches tinually sacred to that pious end.

of Christ church and St. Peter's. Mr. Jenney was ad. Thus much is in the power of every religious society: vanced in age, and in a feeble state of health. The and thus much, at least, as members of the church of Rev. William Sturgeon and the Rev. Jacob Duché were England, it is our particular duty to do, with all possible the assistant ministers. solemnity, gravity, and love to God, whensoever we Upon the death of Dr. Jenney, in 1762, the church devote any particular place to his service; in order that, remained for some time without a rector, sustained by forever afterwards when we enter therein, we may con- the administrations of the other clergy. The choice ulsider ourselves as entering into the place, where he timately fell upon Dr. Richard Peters, who held the hath promised to manifest His more immediate presence; rectorship until 1775, when he resigned, and was sucand behave ourselves when there, (as the primitive ceeded by the Rev. Jacob Duché in that station-the Christians are * said to have done in their places of Rev. Thomas Coombs and the Rev. William White beworship,) with the utmost reverence and devotion, as ing the assistant ministers, both having been chosen in in the palace of the Great King.

1772. These were the principles kept in view at the open The events of the Revolution of 1776 disperseil those ing of St. Peter's church in this city; and the best testi- clergy who adopted views adverse to the Declaration mony for the conduct of that solemnity, is the approba of Independence. Both Mr. Duché and Mr. Coombs tion it met with, even from some who came prejudiced left the country in that year, and the Rev. William against every thing of that kind. And here it is but white, then one of the assistant ministers, was appointjustice to the officiating ministers to set down the whole ed to the Rectorship, which he accepted with the exorder and choice of the service, made by them on this press understanding, that in case Mr. Duché should reoccasion.

turn, he might be at liberty to surrender the parish to 1. A beginning was made, with pronouncing the fol. the former incumbent. Mi. Coombs never returned, lowing sentences.

and although Mr. Duché subsequently resided in the “Thus saith the Lord: The heaven is my throne, and country, it was under circumstances which physically the earth is my footstool. Where is the house that ye incapacitated him from resuming his ministerial funcbuild unto me? and where is the place of my rest?"- tions. He was the victim of a paralysis. Isaiah.

From 1776 to 1780, Dr. White continued to officiate “From the rising of the sun, even unto the going without assistance, alternately in the morning in one down of the same, my name shall be great among the church, and in the afternoon in the other. In the last Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered name.l year, the Rev. Robert Blackwell was elected unto my name, and a pure offering; for my name shall assistant minister. In 1787 Dr. White proceeded to be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.".

England, and was consecrated Bishop of the state of Malachi.

Pennsylvania in that year, continuing his connexion “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad, with the parish as Rector. In the same year the Rev, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.”

Joseph Bend was appointed an assistant minister; and Isaiak. “Where two or three are gathered together in my

appears to have resigned in 1791:

The Rev. James Abercrombie was chosen an assistant name, there am I in the midst of them.”-St. Matthew. minister in 1794.

2. An occasional Prayer from the Reading-desk, In 1809, St. James's church, in North Seventh street, 3. Morning Prayer of the church, as usual.

was erected under the direction of the vestry, and con4. Proper Psalms, 84th, 1220, 132d.

nected with the corporation, which thenceforth consisted 5. The Lessons, viz. { st. matr. ch. XX. to v. 14th.

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of the united churches of Christ church, St. Peter's, and

St. James's. [N. B. Thus far, (except reading the Absolution) Subsequently to this, in 1811, the Rev. Dr. Blackby the youngest officiating minister.t]

well having resigned, on account of his advanced age 6. An occasional Prayer, with a baptism, at the fount and infirmities, the Rev. Jackson Kemper was cho. [by the author of the Sermon.]#

sen an assistant minister. 7. The remainder of the morning service, (using only, In 1815, the Rev. James Milnor was appointed as. Chrysostom. † Rev. Mr. Duché, Rev. Dr. Smith, * Rev. Mr. Neill. | Rev. Mr. Sturgeon




sistant minister, which office he resigne:l upon being The Rev. Samuel C. Brinklé, rector of Grace church, called, in 1817, tɔ the Rectorship of St. George's Penn township, Philadelphia. church, New York.

The Rev. Samson K. Brunot, deacon, Allegheny, In 1823, after some previous temporary annual ap- Allegheny county. pointments of various clergymen, the Rev. William H. The Rev. William Bryant, residing in Philadelphia, De Lancey was chosen an assistant minister. He re teaching a school, and officiating as domestic missionasigned the situation upon being elected Provost the ry in the service of the Society for the Advancement University of Pennsylvania, in 1828.

of Christianity in Pennsylvania. In 1829, St. James's church was amicably separated The Rev. Edward Y. Buchanan, deacon, minister of from the united churches, and erected into a distinct Christ church, Meadville, Crawford county. parish by an act of the Legislature, the Rt. Rev. Bishop The Rev. Levi Bull, rector of St. Mary's church, White, the former Rector of the three united churches, East Nantmeal, Chester county, Bangor church, Churchretaining the same relation to the newly erected parish, town, Lancaster county, and st. Thomas's church, the other churches retaining also his services with those Morgantown, Berks county. of the assistant ministers, the Rev. Drs. Abercrombie The Rev. John B. Clemson, rector of St. Paul's and Kemper. At this point the narrative leaves St. church, Chester, St. Martin's, Marcus Hook, and St. James's church.

John's church, Concord, Delaware county, In 1821 the Rev. Dr. Kemper resigned the assistant The Rev. Jehu C. Clay, rector of the Swedish ministry of Christ church and St. Peter's, to accept churches, near Philadelphia. the charge of an important parish in Connecticut. His The Rev. Corry Chambers, minister of St. Mark's ardent and sober piety, his unremitted assiduity, his church, Lewistown, Mifflin county. admirable parochial talents, and his faithful inculcation The Rev. Christian F. Crusé, residing in Philadel. of evangelical truth, will long be held in fond remem- phia. brance by his many friends, and may well be contem The Rev. John Davis, deacon. plated by his successors as an example to guide and sti The Rev. Robert Davis, residing in Philadelphia. mulate them in the responsible and difficult stations The Rev. William H. De Lancy, D. D. Provost of which they occupy.

the University of Pennsylvania and assistant minister of In 1832, the united churches were separated into two St. Peter's church, Philadelphia. distinct parishes, each under the same rector and assistant The Rev. James De Pui, rector of St. Luke's church, minister. In the same year the Rev. Dr. Abercrombie Pottsville, Schuylkill county. resigned his connexion with Christ church, as assistant The Rev. Jacob M. Douglass, officiating in St. Tho. minister, and in the spring of 1833 extended the resign- mas's (African) church, Philadelphia. ation to St. Peter's, having spent nearly forty years in The Rev. Charles M. Dupuy, residing in Philadelthe service of these churches, long admired for his un- phia. rivalled excellence as a reader of our admirable liturgy, The Rev. Lyman N. Freeman,rector of Christ church, for his ability as a writer, and his eloquence as a preach. Brownsville, and missionary at Connellsville and Manaer; and exhibiting in his long, continued, active, and len, Fayette county, and at Pike Run, Washington steady discharge of ministerial duty, an unbroken at county, in the service of the Society for the Adyance. tachment to the cause of Christ and of his church. St. ment of Christianity in Pennsylvania. Peter's church being thus vacant as to a permanent as The Rev. Bennet Glover, missionary at Erie and sistant minister, the author of the preceding discourses, Waterford, Erie county, in the service of the Society and of this hasty sketch, having in the same year, 1833, for the Advancement of Christianity in Pennsylvania. been unanimously invited to resume his connexion with The Rev. George E. Hare, rector of St. John's this congregation, became the assistant minister of St. church, Carlisle, Cumberland county. Peter's church, to succeed to the rectorship when it The Rev. Raymond A. Henderson, assistant minister shall become vacant. May he ever emulate the piety, of the Swedish churches, and missionary in the vicinity zeal, prudence, and devotedness of those who have pre- of Philadelphia. ceded him in this important charge.

The Rev. William Hilton, missionary at Butler and

Harrisville, Butler county, at Kittanning, Armstrong PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

county, and at Venango Furnace, Venango county, in

the service of the Society for the Advancement of Chris. From the Journals of the Convention.

tianity in Philadelphia. List of the Clergy of the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

The Rev. Benjamin Hutchins, residing in Philadel.

phia. Joxe, 1833,

The Rev. Cyrtis H. Jacobs, rector of St. Paul's The Right Rev, William White, D. D, Senior Bishop church, West Whiteland, Chester county: of the American Protestant Episcopal church, presiding The Rev. John W. James, assistant minister Christ in the house of bishops, bishop of the diocese, and rec-church, Philadelphia. tor of Christ church, St. Peter's, and St. James's, Phila The Rev. Joseph Jaquett, residing in Philadelphia. delphia. The Right Rev. Henry V. Onderdonk, D. D. assis- | New London Cross Roads, Chester county, and mis

The Rev. George Kirke, rector of St. John's church, tant bishop of the diocese of Pennsylvania, Philadel. sionary in Chester county, in the service of the Society phia.

The Rev. James Abercrombie, D. D. residing in Phil. for the advancement of Christianity in Pennsylvania. adelphia.

The Rev. William B. Lacey, D. D. Pittsburg, The Rev. Charles H. Alden, residing in Philadelphia. The Rev. Samuel Marks, rector of St. Mark's church, The Rev. Thomas G. Allen, residing in Philadelphia. New Milford, and missionary at Montrose, Springville,

The Rev. Robert Ayres, residing in Franklin, Venan- and other places in Susquehanna county, in the service go county.

of the Society for the Advancement of Christianity in The' Rev. Frederick W. Beasley, missionary and rec Pennsylvania. tor of Trinity church, Easton, Northumberland county. The Rev. John H. Marsden, professor in Pennsylva

The Rev. Gregory T. Bedell, D. D. rector of St. nia College, Gettysburg, and minister of Christ church, Andrew's church, Philadelphia,

Adams county. The Rev. Samuel Bowman, rector of St. James's The Rev. James May,rector of St. Stephen's church, church, Lancaster, Lancaster county.

Wilkesbarre, Luzerne county. The Rev. George Boyd, rector of St John's church, The Rev. Samuel A. M'Coskry, deacon, minister of N. L. Philadelphia.

Christ church, Reading, Berks county.

The Rev. William Cooper Mead, D. D. rector of

CENTRE COUNTY. Trinity church, Southwark, Philadelphia.

Phillipsburg-Trinity church. The Rev. George Mintzer, rector of St. Gabriel's

CHESTER COUNTY. church, Morlattin, (Douglasville,) Berks county, and missionary in Berks county, in the service of the So New London township-St. John's church. ciety for the Advancement of Christianity in Pennsyl

East Nantmeal township-St. Mary's church. vania.

Great Valley-St. Peter's church. The Rev. James Montgomery, D. D. rector of St. Pequea township-St. John's church. Stephen's church, Philadelphia.

West Whiteland township-St. Paul's church. The Rey. Richard Channing Moore, jr. assistant min

COLUMBIA COUNTI. ister of St. Andrew's church, Philadelphia. The Rev. Richard U. Morgan, rector of St. John's

Sugarloaf township-St. Gabriel's church, church, Pequea, and Christ church, Leacock, Lantas

Bloomsburgh-St. Paul's church. ter county.

Madison, (Jerseytown)-Christ church. The Rev. Henry J. Morton, assistant minister of St.

CRAWFORD COUNTI. Jaines's church, Philadelphia.

Meadville-Christ church. The Rev. Robert Piggot, rector of All Soul's church, Rockville-T'rinity church. Philadelphia.

CUMBERLAND COUNTI. The Rev. Francis Reno, residing at Beaver, Beaver county.

Carlisle-St. John's church.
The Rev. John Reynolds, rector of St. James's

church, Perkiomen, and St. John's church, Norristown, Harrisburg-St. Stephen's church.
Montgomery county.
The Rev. Greenbury W. Ridgely, Philadelphia.

The Rey, John Rodney, jr. rector of St. Luke's Chester-St. Paul's church.
church, Germantown, Philadelphia county.

Lower Chichester township, Marcus Hook-St. MarThe Rev. Samuel W. Selden, deacon, missionary at tin's church. Georgetown and St. Paul's churches, Beaver county. Concord township-St. John's church.

The Rev. George Sheets, rector of Trinity Church, Newtown township—Radnor-St. David's church. Oxford, and All Saints' church, Lower Dublin, Phila

ERIE COUNTI. delphia county. The Rev. George A Smith, residing in Philadelphia.

Erie-St. Paul's church. The Rev. Nathan Stem, rector of St. Stephen's

Waterford-St. Peter's church. church, Harrisburg, Dauphin county.

FAYETTE COUNTY. The Rev.John Taylor, residing in Pittsburg, Alleghe

Brownsville-Christ church. ny county.

Manalen-Grace church.
The Rev. John V. E, Thorn, Carlisle.
The Rev. James H. Tyng, missionary at Honesdale,

Connellsville-Trinity church.


The Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, D.D. rector of St.Paul's Huntingdon-St. John's church. church, Philadelphia.

INDIANA COUNTY. The Rev. George Upford, D. D. rector of Trinity

Blairsville-St. Peter's church, church, Pittsburg.

LANCASTER COUNTI. The Rev. Peter Van Pelt, secretary of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, Philadelphia.

City of Lancaster-St. James's church. The Rev. Bird Wilson, D. D. professor of systematic Leacock township-Christ church. divinity in the General Theological Seminary.

Caernarvon township, Churchtown-Bangor church The Rev. Şimon Wilmer, rector of St. David's (Rad. Marietta-Zion church, nor) church, Newtown, Delaware county, and St. Pe.

LUZERNE COUNTY. ter's church, Great Valley, Chester county:

Wilkesbarre-St. Stephen's church. The Rev. James Wiltbank, residing in Philadelphia.


Muncy-St. James's church. List of the Congregations in the Diocese of Pennsyl


Lewistown-St. Mark's church,

Thompsontown-St. Stephen's church.
Huntingdon township-Christ church,


Mercer-St. John's church.
Kittanning-St. Paul's church.


Whitemarsh township-St. Thomas's church,
City of Pittsburg–Trinity church.

Perkiomen township-St. James's church.
Allegheny-Christ church.

Norristown-St. John's church.

Pottstown—Christ church.

Georgetown-Georgetown church.

Easton-Trinity church.

Amity township (Morlattin)—St. Gabriel's church.
Reading-Christ church.

Milton-Christ church.
Morgantown-St. Thomas's church.

Sunbury-St. Matthew's church.

Pike-St. Matthew's church.

The city of Philadelphia-Christ church, St. Peter's Bucks COUNTY.

church, St. James's church, St. Paul's church, St. SteBristol-St. James the Greater's church

phen's church, St. Andrew's church, All Soul's church.

Northern Liberties-St. John's church.

Southwark-Trinity church.
Butler-St. Peter's church.

Francisville-St. Matthew's church.

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Lower Dublin township-All Saints' church.

of the 26th instant, for the purpose of interchanging Oxford township-Trinity church,

sentiments in relation to the commencement of the weg Germantown-St. Luke's church.

tern division of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; and, Blockley township, Mantua-St. Mark's church. also, in reference to the proposed Convention, to be held Penn township-Grace church.

at Greensborough, in the county of Greene. Hamiltonville-St. Mary's church.

The Hon. Samuel Pettigrew, Mayor of the city, preManayunk-St. David's church,

sided. The meeting being organized-on motion of SCHUYLKILL COUNTY.

Robert Burke, Esq., it was Pottsville-St. Luke's church,

Resolved, That a committee, consisting of three per

sons, be appointed by the Chair to prepare resolutions, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY. Springville-St. Jude's church.

expressive of the opinions of the meeting, on the subNew Milford-St. Mark's church.

ject under deliberation. Montrose-St. Paul's church.

Robert Burke, Richard Biddle, and N.B. Craig, Esqs.

being constituted said committee retired, and after a VENANGO COUNTY.

few minutes, reported the following resolutions, which Franklin-St. John's church.

were unanimously adopted. Venango Furnace-St. James's church.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to prepare WASHINGTON COUNTY,

a memorial,* to be presented to both Houses of ConPike-run township-St. Peter's church.

gress, at their next session, in favor of an appropria

tion of money, for the commencement of the western WESTMORELAND COUNTI.

division of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Greensburg–Christ church,

Resolved, That the same persons be a Committee to YORK COUNTY.

procure signatures to the memorial, when prepared, York-St. John the Baptist's church.

and to forward the same to the Hon. Wm. Wilkins and

the Hon. Harmar Denny, with the request that they will There is also in Philadelphia, St. Thomas (African) present the same to the Houses to which they respectively church, not in union with the Convention,

Total, 78. belong; and that they will use their utmost exertions to List of Candidates for Orders in the Diocese of Penn. application of the memorialists.

procure the passage of a law, in conformity with the sylvania, June, 1833.

Resolved, That ten delegates be appointed to repreJohn Campbell-since July 17, 1825.

sent this city and county in a Convention, to be held at Darius Williams, jr. --since March 6, 1826. David Dick--since January 15, 1828.

Greensborough, on the 23d of September next, on the Charles Shaler--since September 19, 1828.

subject of the improvement of the Monongahela river;

and that said delegates be instructed to unite, heartily, Augustin P. Prevost-since March, 1830.

in any measure that may be devised for the purpose of Samuel T. Lord-since May 21, 1830.

effecting an object of such obvious utility. Henry S. Nightingale--since September 22, 1830. William Adderly— since February 18, 1831.

At the instance of the meeting, the Chair assigned Thomas Crumpton--since February 18, 1831.

the duty contemplated by the first and second of the Henry B. Page-since February 18, 1831.

foregoing resolutions to Richard Biddle, Walter For

ward, Esqs., and the Rev. Charles Avery-and by the George C. Drake-since January 5, 1832.

tbird resolution, to Robert Burke, H. M. Watts, Wm. John B. Foster-since April 3, 1832.

Eichbaum, Chas. Avery, John M. Snowden, Sen., W. Henry F. M. Whitesides-since April 3, 1832. William Hommann-since July 27, 1832,

W. Fetterman, Robert Christy, Neville B. Craig, John

D. Davis, and Dr. A. N.M'Dowell.
Asa S. Colton-since February 4, 1833.
Jobn Linn M'Kim-since May 14, 1833.

A motion of W. W. Irwin, Esq., that the delegates Total 16.

appointed to the Convention, at Greensborough, be au

thorized to fill any vacancies occurring in their own Abstract of Parochial Reports.

body, was then adopted.

It was also agreed that the editors of the newspapers Reports have been received from thirty-nine clergy. in this city be requested to publish the proceedings of men representing sixty parishes,--which although more this meeting. full than heretofore, are yet imperfect; and which it is

SAMUEL PETTIGREW, Chairman. hoped will be hereafter rendered perfect by a strict ad H. M. WATTS, Secretary. herence to the Form of Parochial Report set forth by

Pittsburgh Gazette. the Convention of 1832. Aggregate of the Reports.

Extracts from Letters from one of the Editors of the Baptisms, adults, 157, Infants 813, Total 970.-31 Chronicle, dated Dunnstown, August 26, 1833. Congregations contain 2,322 families, 6,048 adults 5,212 children.-Communicants added, 508, died and remov. excitement, and proceeded to this place, the scene of

I arrived at Williamsport last night, at a time of great ed 156; present number 3,373.-Public services, on action, this morning. On Friday last, one of the laSundays 2,996, other days 1,393, total, 4,389.-Con- bourers on the canal went into the orchard of Mrs. firmed 465.—Marriages, 264.-Burials, 450.-Chil. Hunt, near the Great Island Dam, and was in the act dren catechized, 640, times 309. ---Bible classes, 23, of knocking down apples

, when a young man, the son members, 840.-Sunday schools, 86, teachers 667, pu- of Mrs. Hunt discharged a gun loaded with shot at the pils 5,500.—Collections, in 32 par shes, Episcopal fund, laborer, who is supposed to have been hit by some of $518,904. --Society for the Advancement of Chris- the grains, but he Hed, and has not since been heard tianity, $1233 804.- Missionary and other purposes of. The boatmen employed in collecting stone to fill $16, 139 85.

in the structure of the dam, it is said, taunted the Irish Church Edifices consecrated, during the year, 7.— labourers on the canal with the mishap to their country Being built, 7.

man in his depredations upon Hunt's orchard, which New churches admitted into union with the conven- produced irritation, and as a most unavoidable consetion, 3.

quence among such an excitable people, an attack was

made the same evening by the canal laborers upon the PUBLIC MEETING.

boatmen. There were some black eyes and flesh In pursuance of a request, in the several newspapers wounds on this occasion, and most unfortunately one of the city of Pittsburgh, the citizens of Allegheny county assembled at the court house, on the afternoon

*See page 159.

of the canal men received a discharge of large shot, upon this spans of 70 feet-then cross pieces and upon from a gun, in his left arm and breast, which the physi- these again spans of 54 feet. The structure to be fiu. cians think puts his life in great peril. His case is con- ed in with stone, and faced on the upper side of the sidered very dangerous this evening by them, as Dr. dam with large white oak logs hewed fat, and the low. B. himselt informs me.

er side, or shoot, covered with five inch white oak The report of these doings spread along the line with plank. I have said this Big Dam is no mighty affair, rapidity, and the gentlemen concerned in superintend. because the West Branch of the Susquehanna where ing the work did all they could to avert the mischief it is built, is not larger than the Bald Eagle creek that that was evidently brewing. A report was circulated joins it a mile or two below. . The principal streams on Saturday morning, that the man who had been shot that form the West Branch and give it an imposing apthe preceding evening was dead. A number of the pearance at Northumberland are all below this Dam, labourers employed below Dunnstown turned over namely, Bald Eagle, Pine, Lycoming, Loyalsock and their wheelsbarrows in the afternoon, and proceeded Muncy. The work on the dam is progressing so rapid. up towards the Dam. They made an attack upon ly under the energetic direction of the Contractors, Major Colt's shantee, knocked him down, and beat Abbot Green, and others, that there is not the least him, which would have been to death, but for the inter- doubt of its completion this fall. The timber and stone ference of an Irishman who received the blows directed are as convenient as one could desire. against the Major. The shantee they tore down. Other I walked along the line of canal connecting the Bald persons, entirely unconnected with the previous dis- Eagle with the Susquehanna at the Big Dam. It is putes were also attacked and injured, and the riot be plain excavation the whole distance, being a level botcame so serious that word was sent to the Sheriff--and tom, mostly a stiff clay soil, with rock or stone. It is all the military of the neighborhood was called. On Sun. staked off, and the trees removed; and on some sections day, the disturbance still continued, and the boatmen laborers are engaged. There will be no difficulty in make an attack with axes upon the shantees of the finishing it by the time the West Branch Canal is comIrish immediately below the Dam, and rased ten or a pleted. The connexion is 31 miles in extent. dozen of them-belonging to labourers who had taken

HUNTINGDON FURNACE, Aug. 30, 1833. no part in the riot. This transpired just as Capt. S. Hunter Wilson's Nittany company of horse arrived on 1 observed that the buckwheat had been killed by the

In travelling from Mill Hall to Bellefonte on the 27th, the opposite shore, and was over before he could reach frost, and yesterday, between Bellefonte and this

, the the scene of action. Some companies of military from leaves of the young oaks exhibited marks of having been the neighborhood assembled the same day, and quiet killed by the same element. This morning there is a was restored. A number Irish laborers were arrest- heavy frost here, and the garden vines are all adroop: ed, and after a laborious investigation before 'Squire This is only 110 miles west of Harrisburg. But what Dunn to day, 16 Irish laborers were sent to Williams is more singular, there was frost here in July, while we port under an escort of the military, there to be impri- were melting at Harrisburg. soned till they get their trials, which will be at the Court next week, and several others were bound over on bail to appear at the same time for the same purpose.

THE COAL TRADE. The boatmen concerned in the outrage of destroying the shantees are lurking in the hills, out of the way of “Key Stone State.” This was at a time when her im.

Pennsylvania has been appropriately designated the the officers of justice, else, I understand, they would be arrested, and if but half of what is stated respecting unknown. As these become developed, her importance

mense mineral and other resources were comparatively them to be true, they ought to be punished with as is made more and more apparent. But a few years much severity as the Irish. They are said to be mostly since, and the shores of the romantic Schuylkill were Germans from Mahantango.

without commerce. It is true, that occasionally, a small The Irishman shot and so dangerously wounded is a Cork man, and every one committed to jail at Williams vessel laden with wood, might be seen gliding slowly

upon its tranquit waters. How different is the scene at port is from Cork also. I have been more particular in this account than is my two years has increased in an almost unexampled de.

present. The commerce of this river within the last custom; for this reason, that on my arrival at Williamsport, but 26 miles from the place of disturbance, the erected, and a thriving and prosperous business is here

gree. wharves have been built, capacious store houses story was that 500 Irish had been turning every thing carried on. upside down, that about 250 militia and volunteers had ances of vessels laden with coal, for New York, Boston,

From the following account of the clear. reached the ground, that many had been shot in the Newport, Providence, Portland, Albany, Wilmington, affrays of Saturday and Sunday, and there was no tell. Washington, Richmond, &c., some idea may be formed ing what might be the issue. When I got to Dunns of the extent of this rapidly increasing trade. Our return town, the story was that three were dead of gunshot is far from complete, embracing only the operations of wounds: one had been found on the opposite shore and four companies, and eight individuals or firms. Still to another in the hills. These exaggerations, I concluded; Philadelphians it must present a truly gratifying spec. would be further exaggerated by the time they would

tacle, reach Harrisburg, and hence I loitered through the day about Dunnstown and the Dam, making inquiries at there have been despatched from the Schuylkill, taden

From the latter part of March to the 31st of August, the best sources, the result of which is here set with full cargoes of coal, by the down. The Big Dam, as it is called, across the West Branch

Brigs. Suhrs. Sloops, Tot.

. of the Susquehanna, about which so much has been North American Coal Co.

68 13 85 said, is no such a mighty affair when looked at. The Little Schuylkill, R. R. and point in the dam at which the water enters the canal, Navigation Company,

3 54 13 70 and the sluice outside the same, are precisely situated Delaware Coal Company, 14 80

99 like the same things at Duncan's Island dam. The Phoenix Coal Company,

4 17 2 sluice, however, is much longer than that at Duncan's Samuel B. Reeve & Co.

76 11 87

7 Island, being 1200 feet. A short distance below the J. W. Downing,

63 10 80

5 63 18 86 lower end of the sluice, there is to be an out-let Lock, J. S. Silver,

32 0 for the passage of arks into the river. The dam is to M'Cadles. Chambers, & Co.

28 13

43 be 11 feet high, constructed thus—a sheeting of pine By four houses, spans, 50 feet long, and hewed fat on the upper and

47 lower sides, then cross pieces of the same materials,

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