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Indianapolis Indiana Democrat (Newspaper) - June 4, 1831, Indianapolis, Indiana By a. P. , saturday june 4, 1831. Vol. 1.n0.4s. N Teinus. Two dollars per annul in ail Vano Tivo Dell Ais and fifty a cols at to Tito dollars Al 11� Mil of Llic Yei a Frum the Dotur inquirer. The sortie at fort Erle. It i a i n hoi Ira Anil iinjelerii�3 Sinai Iron Anil the a lion pouring foil Vail Wilh impetuous Speed. And no filly forming in the rank of among the heroic and daring incl Sieve Nie iils which have Moniri hated to tire american name and cast unfading glory on its Arm the sortie Offord Eric Sands it was planned let a the late general Brown and has been considered aside from is splendid Rchull a a military Clief d Ouvry. On the Mth of August ish the British , under Gen. Drummond attempted to carry fort Erie by st Leiila repulsed i to americans severe is they abandoned this Iva Rohre and a Schige Hopes of carrying he advances. Meant poured a at to thee . With Node of Rith the regular the americana la sinuous la in repair Reg the dam a fortifications had received from Ali East Ali and in making preparations to re5�.5t the besiegers frequent skirmishes , and a cannonade on both sides kept up hut nothing of importance took place until the 17th of sept. Gen. Brown at that time perceiving that the British had just completed a Battery which could open a most destructive fire upon the fort planned this desperate sortie As the most effectual method of annoy ing the enemy and affix ring Relief to his on troops. The British Force consisting of three brigades of one thousand five Hundred men each one of which w As stationed at the works in front of the fort and the others occupied a Camp two Miles in the rear o clock the american troops were a up in readiness to make the sortie orders came Quot to storm the batteries v the Cannon and roughly handle the brigade on duty before those in Reserve could to brought this business each Soldier Felt Well a sure would in no pastime of the moment no bloodless skirmish but a deed that would require the nerve of manhood and the fearless daring of the hero. Accordingly each was prepared for the utmost till use less and unnecessary encumbrances were Lell within the fort and equipped Only w Ith the trusty Forelock the glistening Bayonet and the Well stored Cartridge bos to stood prepared fur an Enle prize that would befit the body guard of Napoleon one in n hich even they might Pluck an and i Tindal Laurel. The Twenty first regiment to which the. Riter of this Brief Scutch was attached was commanded by col. Upham the present candidate for governor of new Hampshire. This corps was composed mostly of the Hardy yeomanry of the Quot Granito state Quot a Quot full blooded Yankees Tom new Hampshire Quot men who had left to Weir firesides and their Homes their wives and their chill run and drawn the sword in defence of to licit bleeding country not of the mercenary and wholesale butchers of a tyrant but As freemen and As men bound to protect the soil the institutions and the Laws which had been religiously to bequeathed them by their revolutionary fathers. And nobly and truly did they discharge their duty. They proved not Only their descent from heroes but that they then serves were such Ever ready at the Call of danger and Evcic Foremost in the Hosrof Firlit th9y acquired a name for gallantry and Noble daring that is re Mem Bureil to this Day with gratitude and Pride. Nor was the Man who led them deficient in any of the qualities of the skillful commander or the Gallant soldiers firm As the everlasting Rock of his native Hills and True As the steel he wore he was the fit and worthy colonel of As Brave a regiment As Ever carried dismay and death into the ranks of a foe. But to the fight. Division composed of riflemen and i commanded by Gen. Porter s late secret air of War was ordered to open an attack Byj Iod no in a circuit Ous route through the Woods by a Road which had been opened Ond Coign Wiathe enemy s flank Vav Jimile Trio right division under Gen. Miller was stationed in a is Vine Between fort and the enemy s work with orders not to Advance until after the attack of Gen. Porter. The command of Gen. Porter advanced with �0 much celerity and caution that when Thoy rushed upon the enemy s flank Hoy gave the first intimation of their approach. A severe conflict for a moment ensued in which several Gallant officers fell at the head of their columns. In thirty minutes however Possession was taken of two of the batteries in this Quarter and the Garrison made prisoners. At this moment the division of gon. Miller was ordered to Advance. In conjunction Wilh a column of Gen. Porter s division to pierced Between the second and this tier of batteries and after a severe contest carried the first of these. Tho whole of these batteries being now in Possession of our troops Gen. Miller s dive blon inclined to Tho More Farr Andablo Battor Iea towards a late Shore and at this Momont a part of the Reserve under Geo Ripley joined Here the resistance on the part of the British was More obstinate their ivors being intricate from the successive lines Andt econ it ant Uso of the Bayonet was the Only Mode of them. In this manii i contest was maintained for several moments Wilh unequal advantage on Ilio part of the americans. The British having by this Lime received considerable reinforcement from the brigades in the rear poured upon them from their batteries a destructive fire which Thoy were unable to return on their part Wilh of acct and thus situated their condition was becoming every moment More doubtful and precarious. At this critical juncture the remaining division of the Reserve composed of our own the Twenty first and a part of the seventh regiment under the command of col. Upham was ordered up to put an end at once to the contest by charging rapidly upon the enemy s works and carrying them at the Point of the Bayonet. A conflict dreadful beyond description now ensued but the Twenty first under its Brave Leader firmly withstood the so x k. At one period however our Centre for a moment it Millered but it was for a moment. The voice of our colonel was heard above the Din of battled Quot the Iray first my Dou Subj there arc my to in porch this was enough its effect As electrical and sent a thrill to each Soldier s heart. Had a fresh division of troops at that moment arrived Ulicy could not have done More. The deafening shout of Quot Onira i Quot burst at once from every Soldier s lip and the two lines closed wit ii each other at the Mouth of the British batteries which they contested Wilh terrific violence at the Point of the Bayonet. Such was the obstinacy of Tho conflict that Many portions of the troops on both sides were forced Hack and the contending parties became mingled Wilh each nothing could exceed the desperation of the or lest at those Points where Tho can non were stationed with which the enemy iad calculated to compel the fort to capitulate and to dislodge and destroy which had been the main object in planning the sortie. There Quot Man to Man and Stoel to Stool Quot across Tho carriages and at Tho Mouth of the guns every Inch of ground was disputed and both americans and English fell to mingle in one common dust. Quot Ball Cut Blades pm As foe met foe an i feel ship d o or the blood Bel Jim Quot the British however at length began to give Way and no exertions of Glicr Foll cars could restrain them. It was in vain they represented to them the disgrace of flying before Quot a handful Ofra Good militia Quot As they were pleased to Lerm the americans it was in vain they called upon them in the name of their Kini and centry and by the laurels they had gathered on the Battle Fields of Europe to Quot throw item selves once More into the they would not they could not withstand the almost solid steel which bore them Down reeking Wilh their own Gore and pressed Forward by Resolute and determined freemen. They left the batteries in confusion and our men remained the proud masters of their last entrenchment. Thu closed the Surti of fort Eric and an Enle prize More desperate and sanguinary is not to be found in the annals of our country s victories. It was planned with consummate skill and executed Willi determined and heroic bravery. In a few hours the labor of forty incessant Days which had been by the British upon their works was destroyed and in addition to the splendid trophies of this signal exploit upwards of a thousand of their men were killed wounded and made Pris and Silver in the a widest state there is also found crowded in the same vein several minerals of i Fliorent kinds sulpher prussian Blue arsenic Pyrites amp a. Tho history of this mine is a Little Curi us and of lords an additional evidence and a sinking example of that Success Ivsich always attends perseverance. About eighteen or Twenty months ago the above gentlemen purchased the tract of land embracing this Gold mine from a Man in moderate circumstances for which they gave comparatively an inconsiderable amount. They immediately commenced operations and found at first a sufficient Quantity of the precious Metal to encourage them in their Pursuit. The same sort of work Viz perforating the Earth was continued for three or four to months when the Prospect seeming evidently to grow worse it was for the time abandoned. But sometime afterwards receiving encouragement from a German Miner who happened to pass that Way the Pursuit was renewed and in a Short time a Rich vein was discovered. After this discovery operations were carried on vigorously and Sinco that time Many More by far Richer than the first have been found running in Arious directions Over the Hill. The More t is explored the Richer it is found to be and becomes More valuable in proportion s it has a tendency downwards. A few Days previous to my visit Tho celebrated Chevalier agent for the Quot London mining company Quot had been to see it and Aller several Days examination of its surface and internal indication so from inc symptoms already developed pronounced it As his opinion to to Quot one of the Ric Hest mines in the this gentleman in behalf of the company for which he is agent offered the proprietors one Hundred and of a Donri fit Rah interest of one half a two Hundred and Serinty fire thousand for the whole of it. It this proposition will be accepted on the part of the owners and a Trade will he concluded. If so from the scientific knowledge and great practical skill of the agent in this business who will also superintend it it is probable that pit Sylvania will become the seat of mining and Ere Long a source of wealth to the surrounding country. Gold mining has been an interesting topic in this slate and Virginia for some i past and no doubt will soon become important subject of legislation. From the Petersburgh a Intelli enact. Account of a Gold mine. Have just returned from a visit to the Gold mines in Pil Sylvania county Virginia and am thoroughly convinced that with proper management Tho business might to made very profitable. While in pit Sylvania i visited several mines among which was the valuable one owned by or. We. R. Haywood of pit Sylvania and Francis l. Royal Esq. Of Halifax. There arc several mines in the county but none so valuable As this which is generally thought to be the richest in the United states. The indications which present themselves on the surface but its appearance in the is most singularly striking the vein is composed partly of Large White Flint Roc Lis compactly Laid pics Pius of appearance of a perpendicular Wal Between these rocks Are layers of hard Clay or dirt of a co pc color throughout Wilh policies of Gold. Largo pieces of Gold Are also frequently found embedded in these solid rocks. This Linof rocks continues solid to water after which is found what is termed Quot Honey comb Quot or Ore containing More Gold than is found in any other substance in the mine. The Ore seems to to a soft Rock remarkably porous exhibiting All the symptoms of having once been in a state of fusion. Geld is not Tho Only Metal which has been discovered in this mine soveral i docs of Metal which at first seemed on anomaly have been gathered and after undergoing an analysis were found to in a singular mixture of Coppe Macon a fruit. Just received and for Sale 2000 lbs. Of Bacon a Choice lot 50 bushels dried peaches and apples. Cash Fob hemp. Cash and goods will be Given for 10,000 weight of water and Dew rolled hemp by Thos. M out. Indianapolis May 28,1831. 42ready to pay. A Hose to whom we owe Black a Smith work Are requested to Call As soon As possibly convenient As it is designed to make some alteration in our plan of business. Such publishers of no spa pors As have contracts for work will please Forward Ribeir Bills and order their work and at the close of their year Stop their papers unless requested to continue Hera. . Jlifly20,ls31. 42�?if.taken up y Nathan Hardin living in Warren township Marion county Indiana five head of stray horses one a Bay Mare sixteen hands High Wilh a Star and snip and supposed to be eight years old appraised to forty dollars. One Bay horse fifteen hands High a Star in his forehead and three while feel supposed to be seven Vearold and appraised to fort five dollars. One sorrel my re fourteen hands High a Star and snip branded on the near shoulder Wilh s. S. And supposed to be eight years old with a Small Bell on and appraised to forty dollars. Also. Two sorrel Colts. Supposed to be one year old one of them has .1 Star and snip the other no brands or Marks Perceival Ile and appraised to ten dollars by we. Banks Benjamin foul Lerand James lever Lon on the 21st Day of May 1831. A True copy from my Estravo Book. Henry bra0y,. 42� taken up y Arabos Bandy in Jeff Eison township Putnam county Indiana one sorrel make Colt supposed to be two years old a White spot in the forehead Hipe Hotten appraise Toto Ivo dollars by James Smith and Berry Kinum before my this 7th Day of May j831. I certify inc above to be a Trio copy from my a brim Bonk Thia 12th May 1831. Tjohn Swift j. P.42�3 state House sealed proposals will to received by the undersigned until 12 o clock m. On , August 13, 1831, for two Hundred and ten perches of rough Stone and one Hundred and fifty perches of Hen or Cut Stone of 25 cubic feet to a Perch to be deliver cd on the Sale House Square in Indianapolis on or before the second monday in May next 1832. All of the Slone to be of a suitable Quality for building and the dressed Slone k be finished for Range work to face at least one foot in depth and the length and breadth to correspond thereto. Bond and approved Security for the fill filament of the contract will to required and the names of those offered As Security must accompany the proposals. Iames Blake commission a in. 13,1s31. 41�?if. Plans for state House Foa the state of Rud aha. Will to received by the undersigned at Indianapolis until the Lola Day of november next to be submitted for approval to the nest Legisla lure of this Sale for the Best of which thus ascertained a Premium Ozone Hundred and Fly dollars is hereby Ollied. The building is to Beof sufficient Sizlo admit a representative Hall to Monlai one Hundred members and a lobby Cor Veniel and proportionate thereto and a gallery to contain at least one Hundred persons with seats and pews raising in manner of an amphitheatre. A chamber for the Senate to contain at least fifty members and a lobby of proportionate size and a gallery to contain nol less than one Hundred persons Wilh pews or seals rising in the manner of an amphitheatre. One room for the supreme court of the state one room for Tho office of the is Relar of state one room for Tho office of the auditor of Public accounts Ono Rood for the state Library one room for tin Law Library six committee rooms and six rooms for the clerks of the legislature the whole Cost not to exceed forty eight to Tousand dollars. That persons May be enabled to Esli Quot mate the relative prices of labor and materials in the Vicinity i have thought it advisable to Annex the ii allowing data. is furnished in it Wall on Bridges on the National Road in this Vicinity at �7 50 cents per Perch of 25 cubic feel Best Brick estimated at .96 50 cents per thousand in the Wall lumber from �1 00 to �1 50 per 100 feet. Carpenters and bricklayers at go 25 to �1 50 per Day. Labourers. §10 Ooper month. Boarding from $1 25 to52 00 per week. James Blake commissioner. Indianapolis mail 13,1831. 41 05-thc Dehors Oflahe National intelligencer Baltimore Republican Aurora and Pennsylvania Gazette Philadelphia journal of Commerce n. Y. Cincinnati american and Louisville advertiser will each give the above eight Semi weekly insertions and Forward la Weir Bills. Taken up y Thomas Moore of Jackson township. Put county two stray horses one a Bay and shod before about six years old with a Star in his forehead and both Hind feet White appraised to thirty dollars. The other a Black Wilh some White in his forehead about two years old and about fourteen hands High appraised to Twenty five dollars the Bay fourteen hands and a half Ligh appraised by Thomas Batman and Andrew Hurst before Joshua Gullett,. I do certify the above to be a True copy from my stray Book this 10th Day of May 1831. 423 Joshua Gullett,. Taken up y John Barrett of Madison township Putnam Coli qty Indiana. One Bay horse _ five years old fifteen hands ,-Blaze face one forefoot and both Hind feet White some Saddle Marks and a scar on the left thigh appraised to thirty five dollars by Chappel How and Henry Wells Ottav 20th, 1831, before to. Benjamin Wright j. P. I Erl Ify Tho above to to a True copy from my stray i Tjok. 423 Benjamin Wright j. of All kinds executed with neatness car Curacy a despatch at John e. M Cluer. Respectfully tender i thank to the. Titi Ansof Indianapolis and be Bui founding neighbourhood for tie Liberal support he has oni Borraly met Wilh at their hands and tails this Meo Iod of info nning diem that he has a Short time since received from Cincinnati a general asset Mentor fresh medicines of the Best Quality. He has taken doctor Dath c. = an assistant in the duties of his profession. He therefore expects to be Able to attend promptly to All the various Calls of the profession. One or both of them May at All times be consulted on subjects touching their profession by calling at their shop on the South tide of Washington Street opposite John Givan s store except when necessary absent on professional business. A st Indianapolis apr 30, B7the printed states in pursuance of Law i Andrew Jackson president of the United states of America do hereby declare and make known that it Julie sales will be held at the undermentioned land of flicks in the stale of Indiana at the periods designated for the Sale of the Landa herein after mentioned Viz at the land office at Vin Cennes on the 3d monday in july next and at the land office on the 1st monday in aug. Next for the disposal of such relinquished and reverted lands within the present limits of those districts not heretofore exposed to Public Sale subsequently to their relinquishment or reversion to the United slates As shall not prior to the fifth Day of july next have been paid for or redeemed agreeably to the provisions of the act of Congress approved on the 31sl Day of March 1830, Enlil led Quot an act for the Relief of Quot the purchasers of the Public lands and for the suppression of fraudulent practices at the Public sales of the lands of the United Stales Quot and of the Art supplementary thereto approved on the 25th Day of february the land office at fort Wayne on the 1st monday of june next for the Sale of the Viz township thirty Tao North of Range ten East township Airt i i Ricc North oranges nine ten Eltten and tache township thirty four North of ranges nine ten and Elc Cen East township thirty fee North of ranges fire six Senen eight and nine East township thirty six North of ranges three Bur a re sic seven cig a it and nine township thirty Snen North of ranges Jive six and seven cast township thirty tight North of ranges five six seven eight and nine East at the land office at Craw Fordsville. On the 2d monday in june next for the disposal of the undermentioned townships and fractional townships fractional township Twenty four North of Range Ricc West fractional township North if Range two West fractional township Twenty six North of Range one West fractional township thirty seven North of ranges Obr to six seven and tight West fractional in act North of Range one East also at the same times and places will be exposed to Public Sale without Irve All sections or parts of sections object Tobo sold by Tho United slates and situate within the respective limits of Tho aforesaid land districts and within by township heretofore offered at Public Sale which May not have been heretofore a lists of Tho particular tracts of land maybe had at the respective land offices above named. The sales will be kept open for a term not exceeding two weeks and no longer than May be necessary to offer All the tracts intended to be embraced by Tiff proclamation and Tho lands reserved by Law for Tho use of schools or for other purposes will to excluded from Sale. Given under my hand at the City of Washington Tho 25th Day. Of March 1831. Aandrew Jackson by the president. Elijah Hayward

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