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Tioga Eagle (Newspaper) - March 5, 1845, Wellsboro, PennsylvaniaCause for the fury i Felt Dii 3 1 1-Didlottie to presence of my father in la i and my faithless wife for i was surprised to learn and chg and con i fatties to the Topes nothing of my Eartiest 1 food. Except a rib Rilent rather an w of w f was called we of Mel anti by the Reo Plo who c a fire it Tel of other Las used with h a Jid some pet children bad s father and i had none told that my were dead and that. I Mast i was on la he slime oftny1 own j Yhvh Veather i or Xyth a "wwohiao1 one in told his Marcilet was head in Shames and coh Custodi. I bold Ness of a guilty More i Jas sent to he learning As to enable me in write figures. Receiving at Long inter always after a lady close capped in a Mantle who used me in the Little parlor and innately and who with i leaving me Little present her As i recollect distinctly was Pale and Lai Bot very Beautiful and its Sweet Sor Iwiula expression produced so strong1 an. my feelings that i a Saver forgot lose interesting features. Ten years passed away in a very Mono to i a manner Ami 1 vegan to get tired of go u 10 school. One Day of stately represented himself at our door and in for me he gave me a salutation from the lady above mentioned whom i had lot seen for three years and informed me bit it was about to change the course of my life. It was time be said that i should i those an occupation which could Render me useful citizen. Liis exactly suited my wishes for 1 a i with longing into the world be a Oil the limits that narrow largely asked the Friendly stranger if 1 Coul Board one of those Beautiful ships this question decide d my Fate. Isome fun a examination it was determine i Chatt should be a Sailor. Three weeks a saw Arras i received on Lars to repair to Cap i Bouclier of the who Hai n directed to instruct Anil prepare me i o duties of a . I shed no tears a i re Tico i i Oil in i ratio Iwuh s me with he Ujj a rates i differ i Hitt Cirlo it alone having no with me or to share m the Ali or world was open to an a i my past sorrows wire forgotten lid the future seemed decked in the alright it colors. I became a Sailor henceforth my Narra tirs must after the fashion of my Craft As the Clur Acter of a diary i was Well received by Captain b Orcher masked ins a few questions and engage toil a Cabin eighteen Marks a month ii Terc to t once upon my service. In the came the Friendly Man who a d re to this place he Vought me unman s Chest full of clothes bed Linen Rit inventory of every i completely furnished. Wind n n e. Tide up the Captain to prepare for sailing. The Vesia its weight. The water casks were Ellsi All wind s. Ami fresh. A boat came with two passengers a Man and a Wonan. It was Moonlight Anil Clear. Pre put axiom were made to set sail immediately. I Oil red to be on the first night watch. S e. Soven knots. Clear All Day. Tee wind continued s the log showed eight knots As i on deck i saw hear the Cabin t i passenger. Close sat n lady i could not Soe because a Ping and veil. But i the Man it once it was no my Benefactor the same who had me from my wearisome school life a introduced Roe into trie1 pres e it scene to Send i ii turn their rest by Yoni singular Beha Vinor they desire that you be not per listed to sleep below. I charge1 you to let me Hea r no More of this for 1 and the disturbance h As been repeated i Hall be under the necessity of giving you a lace to sleep a iting the barrels and boxes it Ween the i do wet i replied tie old Man s sullenly. But your Crew Are a thought Fretic Somerset who have never known rouble arid know not Bow to feel for an unfortunate Man. I Ana old and have borne i to the world. T do not know Captain f you Are a married the Captain answered in the affirmative. Well then i am one also i will Tell you my Story. 1 am a native of Hamburgh. A Friend in Jamaica Many since promised me in marriage and i went Over to fulfil the contract. To be Brief i found that lie girl had engaged her affections to someone else and she re pulsed me with haughty words. All in vain however for i was her father s creditor to o Large amount sufficient to reduce him to beg Garv. My Friend the father saw i was not to be trifled with and commanded his daugh4 tar to receive me. She was indeed one of the loveliest Maidens i had Ever Bel. ?1j when she found her father inexorable she endeavoured to excite my compassion i did not choose to give up my claim to her hand. In Short i gave her the Liberty of choosing Between the two to take me for a husband or see her father brought to beg Gary and a prison. T need not Tell you v. Hat was done to. Influence her decision suffice it to say fourteen Days after she became my wife. I might now have been Happy for i hid a real passion for her had not her Pale Ness and obstinate grief been a constant re proach to the. She seemed to accuse me of having caused her life Long wretchedness. I did not inflict my though a married Man led As lonely a life As before hoping that with time her heart might be softened towards me. Was it not a worthy sell sacrifice that i should make myself thus unhappy on her account one morning i was walking in a Grove that adjoined the Plantation of my father in Law not far from the House. Suddenly a Mant passed me rapidly and i saw that he was Young and of Fine figure. T knew him by the description that bad Given me to be than the Man my wife had so . 1 looked after him till he Dis appeared and then i perceived something White among the Bushes. Pursuing it i saw w8 Jet at than sever is a Coil looted herself at declared that All in the letter was know All she cried. , that abhor and shall abhor you As Long As i live it is you who though my have compelled me to become a wretch whom the world justly regards with horror a perjured wretch the wife of two husbands by infernal cunning and cruelty i have Baen deprived of the proofs of my lawful marriage bul i s Wear before heaven to be faithful Ever rightful husband you have banished my child Val too i hate you thus spoke Matilda and from that Day she never spoke to either for Good or for evil. She knew she in Ibe eyes of the my wife and fulfilled , duty which devolved upon her As mistress of the House but with a cold sternness of manner that a s appalling. You May imagine that this behaviour with the discovery i had a female figure hurrying towards the the blood pushed to my face i tree piled in every limb for i became convinced in a moment that my wife was still carrying on her intrigue with her Formor i had composed pay self i turned towards the Bouse and As i turned saw a pocket Book lying on the. Ground. It belonged by , to the maa who passed i opened it eagerly. The name of. The owner made have produced Ari inversion in my mind toward her. A she was Beau passion increased and i knew no Means of controlling the feeling that had Laken Possession of Rue. With my love grew jealousy its inseparable i was continually tormented by the fear that Hermann who pretended to Superior rights Over wife would Endeavor to speak with her. At last i put in execution a plan of going to Europe. I arranged All with my father in Law so secretly that to the Day of our departure none but us two knew what was to take place. Matilda s father remained. Id superintend our plantations when Twenty four hours before we were to sail i in formed my wide of my determination she was like one distracted i rejoiced even in slight of that 1 had at. Length found the Power of moving her and refused to delay our departure a single hour. She wept bit Terly All that Day but seemed More Compo sed As evening approached made her preparations coldly and silently and went on Board he vessel without a sign of demotion bid Ding no Adieu to her father whom she Regar ded As the cause of her calamities. The cause of this change in her Demeanour i after wards discovered she had found Means to acquaint her Jover with All that had occurred. A year after our return to Hamburg one Day at the Exchange 1 met Hermann who seemed no longer to wish to conceal himself him self from me. It was now evident to me that he had brought Over his child and that its Mother had paid frequent visits but All my watching could not discover a there the child lived nor detect Matilda in her Sto Len excursions. A deep an j tormenting jealousy took Possession of thoughts were full of this attended to Noth ing closet time brought me no Relief i neglected my business and at last saw myself on the verge of bankruptcy. The failure of some moneys my promised to transmit to me from the West indies completed my ruin. We were re diced to poverty and lived a Long time thus often borrowing even the Nespone _ win of s s b. Arr the gave us notice that we had entered ish sea. The weather was delicious and tie men began to of Madeira saw three spoke to one. Of them the Captain being an acquaintance of Tain. The sly was1 acid at night the stars shone More by Ign Joiy while the sea glittered like lire. The weather became warmer though the air was fresh the heat of the. Sun Day was awning was spead Over the Quarter deck and the deck was carefully washed every morning. ,1 saw Many strange fish and the men endeavoured to take some of we were in the tropics. The sunsets were gorgeous description. We were now about to Cross the line the sailors in superstition or in preparations to celebrate this event. The weather was mild and sep ene. Novices that is those who had. Never those nautical ceremonies were ordered below. I was of course among them and listened with much curiosity to the strange noises Tho go Das Hect Nuj lady Rich a but Sheardine my Rand i Beca me1 insensible when to i a lying on a Bench Hermann stood by. As i raised Wei Eamand looked at brim Bis face with but the next moment with Ari expression of anxiety he bade Trie lie Dowa Agami Plain Gas hand in my remain still he said with Teri erness. Ybur fall has injured Yon More severely than you think for your head True act ing to and fro overhead which Annun cd that something unt usual was in Progress after about an hour we heard a hoarse loud voice at a Little distance. His t h stoned to and usefulness in seized his hand and pres Sevit to my while he regarded me with a lob cof the her head Aid i her sob gently. When title strange Rob he took by the me to Essel s Side and Good my hot control Ybur feelings 1 a to provoke of your com now that breakfast is in for by keyed and As they both descended into Cabin the Captain called above to i Bim his Glassi. I did so and was stand j near awaiting his Turtle r when Ca me up to a ship ahoy a the Captain answered the through trumpet. What is your the artemisia of Hamburg Yoor Captain Claus Yoi Inre upon the to 1.ttoav you have men on who have never been in these i believe them on deck and bring arc coming on it was done the ship was brought to one of the oldest sailors came and ordered us to go on deck. There stood at the bows a fall figure closely muffled representing Neptune he held in his hand n Trident and in the other a Large Book. His wife followed him with a Garland of sea Weed in her hand drip Ping with brine and a Little figure in the rear passed for his son he carried a Large Broom with which he used to sweep away As he said the foam from the bows As the vessel sailed so that it should not impede her course. All this pageant As May be sup posed was got up among the Crew. We were ordered to approach and to have our names inscribed in the Book which could not be done wit lion ithe payment of a Small Fine to be spent in drinking to our Safe voyage. Formerly these ceremonies were very Tor menting to the initiated seamen. They filled the Long boat with water arid Laid a Plank across to serve As a Bridge the novices was compelled to sit on it Blindfold _ and then told they must be shaved. A horrible mix Ture of far and grease was applied to their knife against the Iron ring. Yon talk and my asked faintly. You shall see her but not just be patient and try to sleep a Little my son i gladly it was my father s first command of How delightful to feel that i had a father i closed Rny eyes and dreamed of a a few Days i recovered 3 i was brought out of the Cabin to sit under the awning on deck free from and i looked around eagerly to find my Mother hernia in took me by the Arm and led me to the right Side of the Quarter deck where Pale and emaciated she was sleeping in a Couch. 1 sunk on my Knees beside her. Touched her r said Captain is not j11" tame on Board the Day we sailed to go i the voyage As a. Passenger s answered the. Captain was took his passage if that is the Case continued Boatswain of you to give place Between the decks to sleep. I not on my speak in he of men. He can Aat with the bail prs not sleep with Sini he does net choose to sleep at there of Sangston. Among the papers i found Sev Graj that indicated an intimacy of Long continuance Between this Herman and lid ame Wilmett. Among if i had not matter for i age and this letter written to him by. My the e old Man hero took a manuscript let Ter from and read our irrevocably decided we Are lost to each other. Forever. The holy Maii who United alone witnessed Pur vows him All proof of Bur marriage has my Tatlier has Art fully possessed himself of the it Brand has Des troyed them should All be map known i regarded Only guilty and the Man to abandoned Jer by All the yet his. Fate too., is. In my bands. To Nee to this will my father tvs Hia fearful kill you if i do i hesitate for one. Moment Yon must live Only for nay Sake but or from a Perjes must Bear Natl Ber you he must be brought up Hio parents. He is deliver Walter to Cess Aries of life with difficulty. It can mar the peace of a Happy Home what it made of mine where i met Ever the same rigid Stern pitiless look nay Ivi Atilda was naughtier and More repulsive than the Captain seemed much in interested in the old Man s narrative i who stood was intensely absorbed. I could not help feeling the liveliest sympathy in the sufferings of Matilda and her poor forsaken child. What had become of the orphan but As i wiped a tear from my eyes master Wilner continued. Love could not survive such injuries but it was a Savage pleasure to know her even More miserable than myself. Conceive than what my feelings must have been when returning Home from business Ojie Day i found my wife had gone and left the follow ing i have never regarded myself As your wife so that you cannot be astonished that i leave you. You concealed from me the Ness of my father but i have discovered it and a daughter s duty Calls me to him. He has treated me As a father should it is True Lut he cannot die in peace without seeing me Aridas to you gift shops w e Shalf never meet again. When i receive hiding of your death i will for give the crime by which you have tired my was t to do i resolved ii medi chins and scraped off with a Dull Iron to represent a razor. After the poor men had end Rcd this disagreeable be ration the cry was made that Trey must Wash after Sha ving the Plank was. Suddenly overturned and they precipitated into the water in a oat. Of course they took it for the sea. And heir shrieks of alarm occasioned much Merim in t to their a Bradea. These barbarities we re now however out if Vogue thanks to the better taste and feel nos of our seamen and the ceremonies were anly a pleasant joke. A barrel of water was married aloft arid a pipe attached to1 it Wolrich terminated in a Cap. This Cap was placed on he head of thie Novice who was at the same Ime presented with a Glass of wine and told o drink the ship s health. As be raised the Glass to his lips a Sailor emptied a bucket of water into the pipe and this was. He baptism of the line. Afterwards the Cap Ain and Crew drink the ship s health without he Bath. These Cere nonies were Riser and the sails traced Orice More when some men complained that had not appeared and demanded that they should be required to receive the Welcome of Nep tune Indab drink the ship s health., Ebe of honouring old Cus trime to agreed and went Cabin .1 _ -L.K, j lately to follow her. With inf she has fled with Hermann but twill put sue i Wil revenged Ripon them the Excel Lence of your Good Tain of re Aith Mie West indies As soon1 Ai hand. He said wake1, and bless your she opened her eyes find looked at me with a Sweet and Serene t Hemrich Rny May god be with you and bless you forever we must leave her said Heimann after a few moments she is fear Fothy weak and Focas Nee Ilot i retired with my father and he then told me All it was necessary for me to know. His narration was nearly the same with that i heard from old Wilner. My Grandfather had secured and they supposed the papers proving their marriage the and As had no death of the priest reduced them to despair the had great influence in Jamaica and after the scene of Wilner s Dis covery of the Lover which could not remain concealed he suffered it to be generally believed that Hermann had seduced his Daugh Ter. Thus the Young Man found himself the object of odium to All and in danger of imprisonment he Bowe yer to con ceal himself on the Island and to take care of me till he followed his unfortunate wife to Europe. After the lapse of years my Mother received intelligence of her father s illness he wished to be reconciled to her before his death. A beam of hope1 penetrated her goal her father perhaps at last penitent might re store the important papers she confided in Hermann he urged her to leave Wilner and sail with to the West indies. She consented Only on condition that i shoud go also and my Farhet thereupon secured for we a place boy. My rather Day weaker and weaker her Rife Hung by a thread. One sight it was oppressively warm she begged to be brought out into the open air. We watched by her Side with the Captain who had himself unusually Friendly by his orders Wilner was Kepi under re i i Inot appear in the presence a the old Man still r j. by the watches Over and is near us jelled she Effort. I a length done inv duty said god has pardoned my counted. In Fabj Dement the 1 Janaye. Fafe be Luj Coj Jne my my Mother was no More. How . Describe of anguish eds. Forlorn Days and nights this Mournful scene Jle dead committed to the the Corpse was wrapped in. Canvass leaving tyly the head free and Wrights the feet. Preparations made solemnity and the Crew assembled., it wanted an born Vitoi they b pre the Corpse is sidle it on two planks. Thai a Sprogi Tei Over the water tolled i sunk on my Knees beside my Mother my father to the with folded arms and countenance of speechless gloomy looks leaned against the Mast. The funeral service was read and All the Crew the cantata then rapidly gave his orders the planks i i Ilse. P in be str Airit and watched that no outbreak of his might disturb the invalid. Had any one told me what was to happen i should not have awaited with such indifference Iofi appearance of the pain i had see n on first coming on Board. Tho i did daily service in the Cabin 1 had never yet seen the lady s face. Being not , she spent the time either in heroin state to Obj or in the evening in the eap Vam ment with her Biabani , deck accompanied by him the wanted respectfully the Cap in one presented her with Glass of wipe ing her to drink to the Luck of Emilia. Bowing her head she Hrew Back her veil. Of my childhood Andy who Shad visited me so had. Wept Over Given. To acquaint the lady and her companion i the request of the while others went into the Steerage to fetch old they Avert quite reconciled company think too Roither Reb Tessness at night. Be Calm said her if now. Knew to he no her Mann we Are beyond the Bounds to it was the same my tokens of wildly than Ever. Re destined dear to Fol Ajir prise 8ind Joy about to throw Iny old l fhe Janen. On been Jug cry. She looked at Funa deaelly., and into the her a . your Mother father Wilt show Bur and courage worthy of those she come nearer my and Pray with let join in your prayers a voice close to Lis in a mocking laugh which that of old Wilner. Sir v1? my father was silent but ii theold Mam Najip roadbed. Enemies stood Side by Side Tolje Ipar of l As ,-7 my Mother was slumbering. It conflicting element founder and death cried the Boa Tsvi Ain to us As a Flash of lightning the group Are you standing there to Subj death hymn to work Tol work f ave r 1 Wera lowered and. The body Slid downward and sunk in the devouring Waves. My father absorbed in his feel Nib stood still i continued to. Kneel face to ried in Rny hands the men were Milsent from sympathy. Then i heard the Captain s voice i tying Bracers for the Flag to be hoisted again and the vessel put on her course. He was obeyed immediately the Mournful err nutty Vas Over and the poor Mother had no Monument in my heart. I had to one on Earth but my father and after my he too began to fail. The Captain noticed his change ant treated us with the greatest kindness permit Tirgg me also much time in his apartment. He gave me lessons in the Sailor s business a fill some Good advice by which i have since profited. For he too plainly alas i was soon again to become an orphan. Why linger on the details of voyage my pen blot Ted with was from Iii Naburg and we to Jamaica land was in sight. What events were to occur before 1 set Foo upon fat land the weather had been gloomy and threat ening for some Days and to Ward night the masses Ai Clouds began to be . Before Midnight the Winji had risen to a storm which in an hour s time raged fearfully. The were All ordered on duty it seemed that no human Jower could govern the tossed vessel driven about at the mercy of the wind and Waves racked and groaning in All her timbers and evidently in no Condi Tion to withstand j Long the fury of the. Ele the storm increased the lightning rent the heavens with lurid flashes the Thunder pealed frightfully it was it tempest such As known Only tropics. At the first alarm my father had risen and come of deck i followed him and clinging to the mainmast. My Teyib Ewere confused my brain stupefied in in e fearful djo and every crash i heard seer Ned on r death a Man passed in the darkness Kcjr help As it seems Thath Kis night is to be Pur last i v who dares say such Wain s in Board the cried of the Captain. Have courage master Herrnann and for heave is Sake speak hair Oreb so Liam Al a spirits Soiree orders thie More i Ine spa per i newspaper

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