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to stand forth publicly, and ask forgiveness before thousands. The in fluence of the Sons of Liberty spread on every side Following their advice, the people of Woodbridge, in New Jersey, recommended the union of the provinces throughout the continent. Stratford, in Con- chap. XXIV.} 1766. Mar. necticut, resolved never to be wanting, and advised a firm and lasting union, to be fostered by a mutual correspondence among all the true Sons of Liberty throughout the continent. Assembling at Canterbury in March, Windham county named Israel Putnam, of Pomfret, and Hugh Ledlie, of Windham, to correspond with the neighboring provinces. Delegates from the Sons of Liberty in every town of Connecticut met at Hartford; and this solemn convention of one of the most powerful colonies, a new spectacle in the political world, demonstrating the facility with which America could organize independent governments, declared for perpetuating the Union as the only security for liberty; and they named i
M. Mercier by the Foreign Minister. Hence the journey of M. Mercier to Richmond The presence of M. de Moray in England is also attributed to the same cause. No doubt the material pressure on the Government grows every hour more severs. The aspect of things looks very ominous for the North, so far as Europe is concerned, and causes much anxiety here to the friends of America and the Union. The latest. Liverpool., 6th, P. M.--Parliament is engaged on the educational question. Government views are generally accepted. The Morning Herald argues from the reports of M. Mercler's visit to Richmond, that the beginning of the end is not far distant. It says that France and England suffer more than neutrals over suffered from any contest, and both begin to regard the war as interminable and atrocious. The Archbishop of Canterbury is seriously ill, but has rallied, and is now out of danger. The bids for Russian loan in all the cities is one-third more than celled for.
great abundance on the English coasts. Practical men at Manchester consider the large quantity of vegetable or mucous matter to be got rid of before the fibre can be disengaged a serious obstacle; and they ask if a ton of grass wrack yields only a few pounds of fibre, where are the hundreds of millions of tons to come from which will be necessary to set the operatives at work again? It is objected, also, that the fibres are too firm. It is announced that the vacant Archbishopric of Canterbury had been tendered to and accepted by the Archbishop of York. It was reported that the Prussian Government intends to propose to the Chambers to vote the budget in monthly instalments. The ship America, from Bombay, with nearly 8,000 bales of cotton on board, had been abandoned at sea. The "200" at work--five Yankee vessels destroyed. It will be remembered that the Confederate steamer Alabama ("290") sailed from one of the Western Islands on the 24th of August last. She h
es about London, and who he accompanied to their rural estates, participating in their sports of hunting, fishing, &c., and no doubt, like Harry Lorrequer, assisted some of the young aspirants to Parliamentary honors to electioneer among the constituent body. He wrote a pompous, vapid, and stupid book on the North American Indians, which he contrived to have printed by the Longmans, of London, in the very best style of their letter press, and which he dedicated either to the Archbishop of Canterbury or the King of Prussia, (!) we forget which. He presented the leading crowned heads of Europe with copies of this book, and received in return autograph acknowledgments, and in some cases trinkets of jewelry, all of which royal reciprocities he caused to receive flaming announcements in some of the staidest and solidest of English and other European presses. At some time during his European career he appropriated the title of "Count Joannes." Indeed it may have been conferred upon him by
Hotton's slang Dictionary. Mr. Hotton's list does not contain the word canter, which was primitively a slang word for the amble of horses of the pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.--The word has suffered diminution, as most popular words have done. We generally lop off either the first or the last syllables. Fifty years ago we had Bony for "Bonaparte," as we now have, by amputation at the other end, bus for "omnibus," and again, by the first method, cab for "cabriolet." The word "cab" is now a recognized English word. Canter did not so speedily arrive at being accepted as good English. So late a writer as Shaftesbury, in his "Characteristics," uses the full word. "The common amble, or Canterbury," he says, "is not more tiresome to a good writer than the see-saw of essay writers is to an able reader." The word "cant" itself — if not derived from singing, whining, canting — may come from this same source. There are slang words which have become accepted English. There ar
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