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Tioga Eagle (Newspaper) - September 22, 1841, Wellsboro, PennsylvaniaPrinted Ana published every 3. 99 Liilo yearly in not paid Teit lion. The year. Vol. In. No. 6. Wellsey rough 1 .84 1 whole no. The . Tioga oots Terr a. Conditions. ,1 Berlin menus not More if Tan a Square will be inserted three Timex Farr one Dollar and Forte Tii subsequent insertion Pivot qty five cents. Law r charged in the tame pro Parr i the exceeding Lix lines will be Asa Square a i i those making six lines or Nii or Celic Fiir 18 3-4 every Lime of or. The Price for one or three incr tint the Saint. All letters and communications must be Post paid to ensure Al Lentigo Ujj Liberal reduction to those who advertise by the year no subscription received fur a Shorter period than six months nor will Ancypa probe discontinued until All arrearage Are paid but at the option of the publisher. From the ladle companion. Leaves from the journal of a poor vicar in Wiltshire. Front the German of Etc Hokkey. It lbs. S. F. . December 25th, it is Well to Lett he storm in some measure pass Over before we look to see the desolation it has made. We All slept quietly last night and to Jay we can speak calmly of what has come up on us. We have various plans for the future. In these Llic bitterest thing is that it Mil be Nec Essaiy Foi us to be separated at least for a time. I can think of nothing better at present than to Jenny and Liiv places at service n respectable families go Butil and Endeavor to obtain a sic ii Alion that will yield a support to me and my beloved ones. Has nearly ice overed her for Mer cheer Furneis and talks and laughs for the purpose of diverting our thoughts. Our plans Are fixed in some measure As soon is the Neil vicar comes i will instruct him in Iho Cju lits Oillie office and then begin my journey meanwhile j have in Lien 1o some old the in Salisbury begging them to try Ami obtain for my daughters in respectable fam lies. Mary a willing and Active her sister in Well skilled in Hause hold work and qualified also to undertake the instruction of children. I have determined not to leave them in this Village it is a poor place and the people Are cold avid not disposed to befriend tha Deili Lute. The talk is Row All about the new vicar. Some express regret that i must go away. It May be from the heart i do not know. December to Day i wrote o the Bishop at Salisbury and Laid before him my condition acid the helplessness of my family. I a formed him that i had been Man years an labourer m the lord s a Menai a and asked his Assisi auce in obtaining a place lie is said to be a k ind hearted Chris Tan nun i Nittlo doubt he will be deposed to help hut i do not expect much. December a or Orvunes thicken i Nee not Hai Cju save me from a be i i n it is in Evita i feel overwhelmed every Effort to Recorr my former strength to regain my fortitude is vein. I am incapable inward prayer. The blow is too severe Pron is inevitable let me re peat a j my mind to the hideous thought. May Providence protect my helpless children perhaps a speedy death Moy end my misery my heart a Cru Ahad my dram fevered. I cannot write now. Now Moi a composed and i nope in a better Frame of mind. I know not what fearful feelings have overcome me i have seemed for Sev eral in a terrible dream Ify body has been cold but my heart was burning now i can look More c Early on the Stern reality. Then u is True Brooks has hanged himself. Fieldson sent for me and in formed me of the fact. He had an offi Cial paper and a notice of my liability the Hundred pounds for it seemed left a Large accumulation of debts. He was thought a Rich and Hon Jan i never dreamed of his com link to such an end. Fieldson reminded me that the cloth and Bond for the Hundred pounds he cause to pity me under such a Ca unexpected too an Hun Rea pounds All we have in the world b0 a would not bring one Hundred shillings the Little property my wife brought melted away during her illness there is yet a piece of land Bradford that must Bex Soldat a sacrifice bul All is in vain i am a beggar f mus go to jail if Withiel is not payment of he debt is impossible am ashamed of my weakness. What to fall into despair almost to doubt of Providence a min ister of the gospel too i have reason for deep humiliation. I have done Alt in my Power i Havi written to or. Withiel candidly acknowledging my utter inability to Mee his claim and leaving it in his hands to be indulgent or to Send to the debtors prison. Should he be de to kindness i shall be grateful to him if not i must submit to Circum stances. Returning from the Post office i Tii Edlo nerve myself for the task of Dis closing to my children the extent 01 my misfortunes. I wished to prepare them for the worst. A the girls bore it More manfully than the Man More resignedly than the Christian minister i told them of Brooks death liability for the debt and the possible consequences. Both heard me with Leep and anxious attention. Jenny embraced me weeping softly to she repealed after a my poor dear father you have done no Yel you must Fer so much but i will go to Tow Lodge i will throw myself at wit Luel s feet and entreat his Mer no Jenny you shall cried sobbing. He would not for give one Farthing of the debt for All your tears. Merchants have hard hearts. I will go and hire myself to him As his servant i will live on read and water All the dnv3 of Rny i have earned Money enough to pay father s 6 we All became More Culm while talk ing Over our plans but All could not fail to perceive How hopeless they were. At last Jenny disturb ourselves with fruitless schemes let us wan or. Withiel s answer. If heis inexorable Lei us be resigned. To prison my father. Will be Bellei there than Al Liberty amidst hardship and want. And you need not be ashamed for you go without will both go out to service and with our wages buy you every thing Necos Saiy for Comfort. I would not be ashamed even to be a beggar for ill is no sin to beg for my father. We will visit of As often As we can. Of shall he Well taken care of and we will have no farther fear you Are right said we will nol distress ourselves tour i will Najt fear i will be Happy .19 i can to while separated from you and such comforters How could i respond flee Man was Light when he said in parting Thot i had two of Hea Ven s Angel s about me. Sylvester year is ended. It has been through the Lavor of heaven a Happy year with the exception of a few storms. It is True we have some limes had scarce enough but we have had enough. It is True my limited Means have caused me Many cares and perplexities but even Toliese have enhanced our it is have not wherewithal to support life for a and Tny children three months but How Many there Are who know not How they shall Livi from on Day to another my present prospects Are poor enough but if the worst comes As Jenny says i shall know god watches Over me even in a prison no outward calamity can destroy the Comfort of a Good conscience no favors of Fortune com give peace when the soul is troubled with remorse. I have cause to be very thankful he who knows not How to want is Rich. He who is indifferent to world by honors or contempt hath indeed a Good report. I in Dealand oar blessed gospel better from Dalo Day have Learned in the school of adversity. The Learned men of Ord and Cam Bridge write commentaries on the let Ler of the gospel but teach nol so much of its spirit. Thus i this your. I am glad i havoc kept a journal for Many every Man would find it profitable to do this for one acquires More knowl Edge of himself by this Means than in books of learning. He keeps a daily record of his thoughts and feelings see at the end of the year How various Are the pictures of Tufan changes from hour to hair who says he knows right Only in respect to the name latin Speaks. Few know what they wer yesterday Atill fewer what they i be to Morrow. A journal is profitable inasmuch As i teaches us Confidence in More instruction May be derived from the history of one Man s thoughts an feelings during twelve months tha from the general history of the world i have Learned from past occurrences not to be depressed by misfortune but to look for change when things a at their worst. When All prospers wit me i become alarmed and a Prien Sive least i be not prepared for evil o the other hand when i seem most to b pitied my spirits Rise my fortitude i strengthened. Besides inevitable Evi Seldom appears to formidable on a Nea approach As it does when viewed at distance. Clouds Are darkest when firs they appear in the horizon and Mani comforts have been mingled with no trials which have i ought me to hopi with trembling not to be the sport o expectation. Wolo him who is so he is following an Ignis Fatus through a Marsh new year s morning Jan 1st 1765. I have something new and Surpris ing to record. This morning Early at six i Lay in my bed think ing of the Sermon i am to preach to Day i heard a knocking at the front door May was already in the Kitchen an hastened la see who was the visitor a Uch an unwanted hour. In the Fain Light she saw the figure of a Man who gave her a Laige Basket and said or did Iov hear the sends the b begs he will Good it brought in the Basket and then knocked gently a my chamber door when i anew died Chc came in Wisheck me Good morning an 1 a hippy Nev year and said laughing father you must confess me a Prophet Here is he Bishop s Mitie i old you she then informed me of whal had occurred and regretted As much As i did that she knew not the while she went to fetch a Light and Call up her sister i dressed my self. I cannot deny that i Felt some curiosity for new year s presents had 3een rare things with me. My most conjecture was that my Friend the Farmer had shown his Good will by sending me a Basket of cold Provis ions but Why Send it so secretly and before Day when i came out of my room i saw the girls standing by the table on which the Basket was placed looking As if Ever to get at its contents. It was care ully sealed though the cover was Lull of slits and a paper fastened to it addressed to me. The Basket was Large and rather heavy. I lifted up the cover carefully with Jenny s help. A Fine while Napkin Lay Over the contents hat was removed and it is impossible o describe my astonishment when we a underneath a Young infant fast sleep. The child seemed about eight or nine weeks old and was sleeping on a Blue Silken Cushion covered with a quilt of ilk bordered with lace. We stood a new minutes in silent amazement till t length Mary burst but Enny seemed rather inclined to tears Nan laughter. She touched us soft Heek with her Finger saying poor tile thing it has no Mother How Ruello abandon so helpless innocent creature Seef father see Mary of quietly it of to condition f we will nol disturb it. Will Lake care of it and be its Roth i embraced the Compasio Nale girl and applauded her charitable resold on. You Are Bolh step children of said i. God proves our Faith a rather he commands it. We will Herish the Little forsaken innocent for Cugh we know not How we Are hence Orch to earn our daily bread he knows who has made us parents to this or we agreed nol to the Little bundling s slumber but busied our Ilves in conjectures is to who its paints could be. Without Doughl they new me for the Basket was directed Forne. We could arrive however to conclusion and i Devoed myself la looking Over n Providence while the girls i Vereon up cd in House Holl affairs. Evening returned weary and a hauled from my labors. The roads shocker Ign and a was obliged to my made to anti Cir Pate Voith in Gre Deright the cheerful Welcome that waited meat Home. There stood the table covered with its Snow White cloth and upon it a flask of wine the new year s gift of a kind neighbor which waa refreshing indeed. And there was Jenny with the infant in her Mary ran to show me the pretty bed they had found in the Basket when the child awake with the store of baby clothes and a package which had lain at the child s feet addressee to me. I opened it eagerly expecting to learn from whom the singular pres ent had come. Within was a Roll of Twenty guineas and the following let Ter reverend sir your Well known humanity and kindness the unfortunate parents of this infant Are emboldened to entrust him imploring for him your fatherly care. We May one Day be enabled to show you our gratitude when circumstances permit us to make ourselves known. In the mean Charity May prompt you to do for him will not fail to be seen by us. The boy s name is Alfred. He has been already christened. The Twenty guineas Are for the first Quarter every three months you will receive the like sum. In conclusion beg you to receive our child and command him to the care of your Noble hearted Mary was wild Joy at our unexpected riches though she soon re collected the writer of the Leller might have named her Wilh compliments As Well As her sister. We read the letter Over and Over and would scarcely be Lieve our eyes when we looked at the pile of guineas. To he relieved from Avant 4 pinching poverty go suddenly so unexpectedly and who could be the parents i thought Over All my a Quaintance Sybul knew of none who could be in such circumstances yet were Able to pay so liberally Abr the support of their offspring. Welt i will not Al Empl to read the Riddle. January loads me with favors. This morning i received a letter enclosing twelve pounds from or. Fleetman. He has paid me two Lac sounds for my loan of twelve shillings must have succeeded beyond Phisex indeed he intimates that. He a Loo generous and cannot even Hank him for he has forgotten to inform me f hit whereabouts. Heaven Grant that my unexpected Good fortunes May not fill me with or High thoughts now i have Hopes of being at length ble to liquidate Brooks debt to or. . My girls were delighted to hear t be Elter from or Fleetman Mary Whis ered 1 know not what non Ense in Jenny s ear at which Jenny Dolored very much and looked As half Ingry with her Bister. The Young Man s evidently an enthusiast but i Lake compliments with due this is. Part of his letter when i left your House my dear and excellent Friend i Felt As if again bout to quit the parental roof for the Urr Noil of the world. I shall never by get my feelings while with through life i shall cherish the remembrance of you in your Rich our Christian humility and contented patriarchal simplicity and Elevation of soul. Nor shall i forget our Sweel playful endearing Mary can find no word appropriate to our Jenny s loveliness. She seems a me a Saint whose touch hallows very thing earthly i shall never for Al the moment in which she gave me our loan and spoke kind words of me. I Hope Eie Long to explain every Ling to Jou. Pray present kind is remembrances to ers if they will condescend to receive so he has some idea of re visiting Ekeland i shall be glad to see him gain. Perhaps the Young Man in Hii Alhus Maslic gratitude has sent me Bis ii in return for the trifle i Lent him should be very sorry for that. He appears rather used to acting from in use but Heimas undoubtedly an Hon St heart. The Little Alfred is already a Prodi ious favorite with the girls. He is need q Sweet child. We have bought Nice Cradle and several other Neces iry articles. The Cradle stands by Jen s bed and she watches Over him Ith the tenderest can january the new vicar in. Fletcher arrived at the me and sent forme. I immediately obeyed the he is Man of pleasant manners. He informed me that it was his wish if 1 agreed to it to enter at once upon his duties but that i might retain the emolument till easter. I answered that i had nol the least objection and should Avail myself of the Opportunity for seeking other Means of livelihood. Yet it was m wish to deliver a Farewell Sermon in churches where i had so Long preached the gospel. This he readily agreed of and pro posed to come this afternoon to my House to look into the condition of the dwelling so soon to be his own. His wife accompanied him on his visit. She is apparently of Good family and Well bred but haughty and nothing was right about the House and my daughters she scarce honoured with a glance. She noticed Alfred sleeping in his is herself about to become a turning to Jenny said Yor Are Young to be Marri poor Jenney coloured and was about to explain when i come to her Aid. Mrs. Fletcher heard Ive through with great attention then put on an incredulous look and shrugged her shoulders this behaviour i thought very unbecoming hut said nothing. I in Vired them 10 slay to Tea but the lady declined. Her husband seemed completely under her Sway. I need not add we glad to be relieved from visitors. January Letler from or. Withiel he himself sorry for my embarrassment and kindly bids me give myself no concern at present about Brooks debt As i shall have so Long a time As i choose for the payment. He seems better acquainted with Rny circumstances than i but lie alludes to them delicately. Letler Las taken a Greal weight off my m and i rejoice More to find a Man Kyj mane and honorable. He shall urn be deceived in his opinion of me. A poor As i can i will go my self to de and pay him on account the twelve pounds i received from flee Man. Jenney assures me that her rest is never broken by Little Alfred and 111 the child a remarkably once during the night when she gives him a drink Ard he goes to Leep again. Yel i cannot help feeling ome anxiety1 about Tho girl she not so Lively As she to be Luongo he insists that she is happier than i some Lin oils to a j c t its silent with i i acc he uni k a and if one of k to her. F j starts acid asks Ului n we said in doubt jul hem the in Einink on of tier sic p she will lot it. I wish she Oum be Peisu decl to Lake some sleep Dur the Day bul thai she will not do. In cannot be possible that her head is turned by Fleetman a praises she Aske d me for hid letter to but has Given it Back to me. It lies m her work Basket. Perhaps she has for Gollen it. January fare Well Sermon was heard with tears by my parishioners. I did not know they Lovejo me half so Well. From All of them expressions of affection arid regret and Many have loaded me with presents. My House has never been so full of Good things of All kinds As ii is we overflow with abundance. But 1 can readily dispose of what we do nol need. I know Many poor families the Village and Jenney know More than i do. Those shall tre made Happy who us. I could nol deliver my Farewell ser Mon without great emotion. Was written with Many tears. I am quit Ting whal has hitherto been my world my business my Pursuit in life. I am thrust out of the Vineyard like a use less servant Yel Hare i Laboured therein not As a hireling i have planted some promising vines and pruned i am driven from the Field of my labors where i have wrought with care and Hope and honest Zeal a Fervant prayer. I have sought the bed of the sick and Shronk not from Latigue so i might administer strength and comi Orl and holy Hope to the dying. 1 have warned sinners to turn fn5m ways i have filled the destitute with Joy i have led Back the loss to the Way of life. All his i say without Pride these souls Are knit to mine with the Strong est the and that lie is broken. Why should not my heart but god s will be done most gladly would i ask the favor of or. Snarr to allow me to remain and perform the vicars duly without salary had not my successor efltere4.apon Hii office i pm user to pow to and hard ships from my childhood i should not fear them now that i have More than the Money and promised with Alfred to me and my daughters from want. We could be Happy and Lay by enough for Days of sic Kneif adversity. I would nevermore complain Wea ther however often and Serer Ery they beat upon Rny Grey head were i Only privileged to preach the word of god to my dear parishioner so but hat May not be fund i will not murmur. The tears that fall upon this Sheet Are not of refining tent. I have never prayed for riches or Prosperity nor do i Pray for them now. Bul of lord let not thy Sef vant be entirely from thy service while he Jet strength to wait on thee Grant that i May again enter into thy and with Oliy souls january have to record the particulars of my journey to Trot Bridge. I arrived Lite it night and much fatigued with walking to the gored old Iron and actually Over slept myself the next Moi Ning at Iha inn. When i had dressed myself in clean Shiuk i have Dot made a better appearance since my wedding Day so carefully had Jenny prepared my beat 1 left the my and went to Withiel s residence. He lives in a Large and handsome House. He received me at first rather coldly but when i informed him who i was he invited me to walk into his office. He e i thanked him for in kindness me and i called the circumstances which 1 became surely for a looks Uilah thit had taken place since. I then counted out the pounds my first t and Laid them on the . I. Looked at re i h a smile and teemed g h he reached me Liis hand o a Niue cordially and said my a j am better acquainted with Jou Llian i. Of think though 1 have y la before. I know of for an Lon Tel take Back your twelve pounds j can not receive them from let me a Lher add he went into an adjoining room and pc crud thence i paper. You j. 1 r Heie is our on n i.ji1 i r to the Bon of in i no c it a pre n. 10 Vui pc i i Hettie Tut paper in Ivo Jim it in my 1 i not Specif i h Sartine and in m v or nere i it or. V slut 1 was i ta1. Iirma to Llian him and said of u e Vord More my dear sir that is Llie of in Winch i will us Farr of to Ilia ii me. Indeed i have done Nouying Ivon Dereul i would have freely have Loi Given poor Brocks the debt had he spoke openly to ought n to the heart of a cd Sislian to see the fruits of his Faith in such men truly it did mine. Or. Withiel Ihnn introduced me to his wife and his son and insisted upon tending for my by Nile of clothes from the inn Sim having me for a guest while i remained in town. His hospitality was princely. So unaccustomed am i to splendid furniture that 1 hardly knew How to make use of what i saw. The next Day my kind Friend sent me Back to Creek lad m his i Pra or for blessings upon my Bene Factor. My girls wept for Joy when i showed them the Lorn Bond and joined with me in that so heavy a Burden of care was thus unexpectedly removed from my heart. January this Day has been truly remarkable i shall never forget cease to be thankful i Trust the blessings bestowed upon it nor Lor All to. We were together this morning Al Fred in his Cradle which Mary rocked while she read and Jenny was sewing by the window. Suddenly she started became Pale As death. We asked whal was the matter. He is she replied and the next instant Fleet a q entered. He wore an Elc gang travelling suit and looked re Ridi we All greeted him cordial he embraced me kissed Mary and begged Jenny s Par Don while he kissed her hand far the fright he had caused her. I bade the Gurla bring out wine and Colin meats to entertain my guest and Friend in Rainier better style than before but he declined my invitation having left he said his company at the yet at Jenny s entreaty he changed h u

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