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private soldier, who is or bath been of this State's Quota of the Continental army, who engaged for three years, and who hath not or shall not before the settlement is made, and the balance due to him ascertained, re-inlist as one of this State's Quota of the Continental army, during the war, upon receiving a warrant upon the Council therefor; saving that the payment of the balance due to such officer or soldier, shall be in four notes, of equal value, as near as may be; and the first note shall be made payable the first day of March, 1785, the second note shall be payable the first day of March, 1786, the third note shall be payable the first day of March, 1787, and the fourth note shall be payable the first day of March, 1788_and the Council are hereby empowered and requested in like manner, to issue their warrants in favor of such non-commissioned officers and private soldiers, on being certified as before mentioned by the committee of this Court, appointed to settle with the army, what the balance due to such non-commissioned officers and soldiers is, and upon its appearing by a return aforesaid, that he was enlisted for three years as one of the State's Quota of the Continental army-and that he hath served in said army the whole of the three years, or that his time is not yet expired, and he is still in the service--and the Council are also hereby empowered and requested, and the Treasurer is hereby empowered and directed, to proceed in the same manner and form, (Mutatis Mutandis,) with respect to the Executors, Administrators, or Heirs, at Law, of such officers and soldiers who were engaged for three years, or during the war, as part of this State's Quota of the Continental army, and who have died or been slain in the service, upon similar certificates being produced.

And be it further enacted, That the Justices of the Superior Court of Assize and General Goal Delivery, or the Major part of them for the time then being, are hereby empowered and directed, to compute and determine at their first session, in every year,

what are the current prices of the said four articles, of Corn, Beef, Sheep's Wool,and Sole Leather, upon an average through the State at the several times of payments of the aforesaid notes, hereib mentioned—and also what is the true value of every pound of said notes, in the then current money of the State, and shall certify the same to the Treasurer, and lodge a copy thereof in the Secretaries Office, upon the first day of March every year during the term of eight years. And the Treasurer is thereupon directed to pay the value of said notes, and the interest thereon remaining unpaid, as they become due accordingly.

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The breaking waves dash'd high

On a stern and rock-bound coast,
And the woods against a stormy sky,

Their giant branches togs'd;

And the heavy night hung dark

The hills and waters o'er,
When a Band of Exiles moor'd their bark

On the wild New England shore.

Not as the Conqueror comes,

They, the true-hearted came ;
Not with the roll of the stirriug drums,

And the trumpet that sings of Fame :

Not as the Flying come,

In silence and in fear;
They shook the depths of the desert's gloom,

With their hymns of lofty cheer!
Amidst the storm they sang ;

And the stars heard, and the sea !
And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang

To the Anthem of the Free !
The ocean Eagle soar'd

From his nest by the white waves' foam,
And the rocking pines of the forest roar'd-

This was their welcome home!
There were men with hoary hair,

Amidst that Pilgrim band-
Why had they come to wither there,

Away from their childhood's land ?
There was woman's fearless eye,

Lit by her deep love's truth ;'
There was manhood's brow serenely high ;

And the fiery heart of youth.
What sought they thus afar?

Bright jewels of the mine?
The wealth of seas, the spoils of war?-

They sought for Faith's pure shrine !
Aye! call it holy ground,

The soil where first they trod !
They have left unstain'd what there they found,
Freedom to worship God!




ANECDOTES OF INSANITY. A GENTLEMAN who was under a violent paroxysm of mania, and confined to his room, was called upon by an old acquaintance, who had not seen him for several years. Upon going into his apartment, the gentleman said to the person who conducted him, “ Will he know me, Sir ?” “O dear, yes, he knows every body," was the reply. This the maniac overheard, and laughed. “What do you laugh at, Sir ?" said the attendant. “Why," said he, “I don't know every body, but I know all those I used to know," putting out bis hand at the same time to the stranger, and calling him by his name.

I once knew a patient, who was so violent and vindictive, that the securing of his arms and legs, so that he could neither strike nor kick, was absolutely necessary.

In this state he continued raping, and abusing all about him. · Among other things, he observed respecting himself, “What a shame for a man of my consequence to be kept as a prisoner! what is the reason of it? what has brought me to this ?" I replied in a whisper, “ Your pride, Sir ?" Never shall I forget that look of rationality and placidity, which his countenance immediately assumed. “Give me your hand, Sir; give me your hand, Sir,” said he: “ I had thought you must be mad for treating me as you have done, but I ask your pardon; you are a wise and understanding man, for admitting pride to be my complaint, you have taken a most excellent way to cure me. Your pbysic, and your authority, and these shackles, will cure pride, I'll warrant them."

Walking out with a patient on one occasion, we met a gentleman of our acquaintance, to whom, after the first salutations were over; the patient said, “Well, Sir, I don't eat the bread of Idle. "ness at Spring Vale. What with eating and drinking, taking medicine, and walking over these hills, &c. our time is pretty well taken up. Besides, I am busy composing a book. I am writing a sort of epitome of the history of man, from his cradle to his grave.”6 Very well,” said the gentleman, " when you publish your book, I shall take care to be a purchaser."— What!" said the patient, 6 publish a book-a madman publish a book-why, was such a thing heard of?”'_"O, bat," said the gentleman, “ you don't call yourself a madman.”—“ No, no," he replied, “I don't call myself


a madman, but master here does." And truly I did, for a more confirmed and inveterate case of insanity I never saw.

At another time, I was walking out with him, and we were aecosted by a beggar.-- Art thou in real distress ?” said my patient. “I am, indeed,” replied the beggar. “Dost thou want food ?" said the other. "I do, Sir, I assure you,” was the reply.

"Well, then," said the patient, “ silver and gold have I none, but such as I have I will give unto thee. I will give thee advice ; go into the next village, and feign thyself mad; the people will then take thee up, and carry thee to that house above there, and they'll give thee plenty of food. I want to fast, and they will not let me. The scripture says, fast and pray,' now I only want to fast and pray, but as they will not let me fast, I cannot pray." I must observe here, that previous to his being put under my care, he had fasted: six days at one time; but, upon seeing me, he said it was all over, and he began to eat; and yet in a little time he was as obstinate with me, till he found that I could force food into him with little trouble. He then said, he might as well take it quietly. At one time, observing that we were annoyed with some sheep breaking into our premises from the adjoining waste, he called out to me, “ Master; I'll tell you how to keep those sheep away; you have only to catch the leader, and drench him with some of your physic, and hang me if either he or any of the flock will ever come again.”

A gentleman who had made his escape from the asylum, after being taken, on finding himself closely watched, came to me and said, “I confess that I have been wrong in escaping, but to put you at ease on my account, I promise, upon my honor, that from this time I will never run away,—and you well know I am too tenacious of my honor even to violate it.” Soon after this, however, he again made his escape, and I was put to much trouble and expense in having him brought back. On his return he came with a great deal of confidence to shake hands with me.-“ No,” I said, "I will not shake hands with any such person as you are; a pretty expense we have been at! What do you think of yourself, did you not promise upon your word of honor that you would never run away. ?! With a most sly look, he replied, “Sir, I did not run away, I walked every step.”

Once, at breakfast, the morning being fine, I said, “Well, now, ladies, for a long walk ! nothing like exertion in these cases ; nothing is got by sitting still.” “ True, said one of them, “bow should the mind regain its rational powers, if it is not rationally exercis.

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ed ?" These words should be written in letters of gold, and placed in every house where the cure of insanity is attempted, and yet they were spoken by one really insane.

If any mental attack can be made upon the hallucination of insanity, with a prospect of success, it must be by the shafts of ridicule.- I have often been highly pleased with the adroitness of my patients in ridiculing the folly of other patients, though they were affected in a similar way themselves. And even in those low desponding cases, which require every possible consolation, I have frequently observed with great elight, the sympathies of friendship exerted by those afflicted with the same disease, with most happy effect; so that, under constant and judicious regulations, the ipsane may be the best society for each other. But it is not by wit or repartee, or in the occasional expression of the social feelings, that the nature of insanity can be determined. Those afflicted with this malady may, generally, under proper management, be rendered agreeable and intelligent companions; capable of communicating any knowledge they previously possessed, and wbile those of a lower rank in life shall be capable of useful employment, those of a higher shall be able to exhibit their superior education to the best advantage.

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POPISH MIRACLE OF ST. ANTHONY. St. Anthony, (not the Paduan Anthony, the patron of fishes,) is the protector of horses, mules, and asses; for, on this Saint's day, at Rome, a priest, in a surplice, stands at the door of the church, and, with a long brush, dipped, as often as occasion required, into a pail full of holy water, scattered this unction three times upon the horses, as they entered the court. The priest receives for this horse baptism large wax candles, money, &c. (Owen's Travels, ii. 65.) We believe that this is the St. Anthony, who is commonly thought to have great command over fire, and a power of destroying, by flashes of that element, those who incur his displeasure. He, consequently, cures the erysipelas, or St. Anthony's fire. The relics of this Saint were transferred from Egypt to Constantinople, and thence to Dauphiny, in France, where a church was built on the spot where they were deposited, and a new order of friars established, who, by the following story, were up to the good of the convent. A certain monk of the fraternity, who was well acquainted with the prepossession of the vulgar concerning the power of this Saint, used, on Sundays, to preach in public, in different villag

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