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out; a translation of Comte's "View of Positivism," by Dr. J. H. Bridges; and a new book on India, by Major Evans Bell. The eighth volume of the "History of Modern States," which contains the history of England from the conclusion of peace in 1815 to the death of George IV., has just appeared in Leipsic. A curious periodical is about to be published at Brussels. It is to be called " La Chronique Seandaleuse," a record of "all truths that are not good to be told"--it is to be adorned b perished in the course of it by a sad accident. The London journals announce the decease of Mrs. Carmichael Smyth, the mother of the late Mr. Thackeray. Her first husband, Richmond Thackeray, the great humorist's father, died at Calcutts in 1815, when his son, William Make peace, was just four years old. Mr. Theodore Taylor, in speaking of the youthful Thackeray, remarks that "the son, after remaining in India for some time with his widowed mother, finally bade adieu forever to that count
concerned about American slavery. Conventions of delegates of Virginia and North Carolina anticipated the Continental Congress of 1774 in resolving to discontinue the slave trade. On the 1st of March, 1807, Congress passed an act against importations of Africans into the United States after January 1st, 1808. An act in Great Britain in 1807 also made the slave trade unlawful. Denmark made a similar prohibition as to her colonies, to take effect after 1804. The Congress of Vienna, in 1815, pronounced for the abolition of the trade. France abolished it in 1807. Spain, to take effect after 1820. Portugal abolished it in 1818. The slave trade continued in despite of the abolition. The average number of slaves exported from the coast of Africa averaged 85,000 per annum from 1798 to 1805; and from 1835 to 1840 there was a total of 135,810; in 1846 and 1847, it was 84,000 per annum. Between 1840 and 1847, 249,800 were taken to Brazil and 52,027 into the Spanish colonies.
e inscribed the names of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. In the centre of the card below is the blank form of invitation, and the list of managers subscribed thereto. "Upon either side of the centre piece are two pillars standing upon a base of three steps. The base represents stone, and the three steps are intended to represent the three great struggles of our nation for existence: the Revolution, the lower one, inscribed with the figures '1777-83' the war with Great Britain, '1812-15'; and the present war, '1860-65.' Upon these steps are granite pedestals of rough rock, upon which are erected columns of fasces, strongly bound together with cords, representing the columns of the masses of the people supporting the government of the country. The right-hand column is surmounted by the American eagle, destroying a serpent. The National pendant is entwined about this shaft. Upon the other column is also an eagle, grasping in her talons the usual insignia of the arrows and th
The London Times remarks that whether Poland was made over to Russia in the last settlement of Europe as a trust or a gift, it has certainly proved a fatal possession. Poland, says the Times, has been ruled by three Russian Emperors since 1815, and has been a difficulty to all of them. Alexander and Nicholas would have left better names in history had they not been Kings of Poland. The judgment Europe has passed on them has been materially influenced by the system of government they authorized or permitted in this portion of their dominions. It identified the Russian power and the Russian name with the worst kind of despotism, and made it a kind of terror to the nations of the West. To repel any further encroachments, in any direction, by such a Government, appeared worth every sacrifice, and the feeling at last found expression in the war, from the effects of which Russia has not yet recovered. France, England and Germany judged the whole tendency of Russian policy by wha
edundant when the money market is so tight as it is everywhere just at this time. Redundant circulation implies plenty of money. In our opinion, it is always the worst policy to meddle with the currency. We had ample experience of this under the Confederacy. Let it alone and it will right itself. England offers an example of this. In 1797 the Bank of England suspended specie payment, and did not resume it for twenty years. The currency had degenerated so greatly by 1811 that an attempt was made in Parliament to force a resumption of specie payments. It failed, and the currency continued to depreciate until 1815, the end of the war. The return of peace brought an immense increase of business, the redundant circulation was absorbed in the channels of trade and manufactures, the currency appreciated steadily until it reached the metallic standard, and then specie payments were resumed without danger. The same thing will happen here if no rude hands be laid upon the currency.
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