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Weekly Galvestonian (Newspaper) - May 8, 1841, Galveston, Texas Printed and published at five dollars per annul in Advance by Samuel Bangs vol. 1. Weekly Galveston an and ladies saturday evening visitor. Printed and published by tmr11s-five dollars per annul in Advance a new National Melody not yet set to music by Horn. As a sensitive Coon Lay a sleeping one Day the sound of a Wood Cutter s Hatchet he heard so he jump d on a stump to see what was to pay and thus did he sing Aye he Sang like a Bird Woodman spare that tree touch not a single Bough in youth it sheltered me and til stick to it now hard by. In a Pine sat a sober old owl a fanning himself in the Cool Western Breeze and he wore on his features a horrible scowl As he Sung to the zephyrs that swept through the Trees blow o blow be gentle breezes All among the leaves and tresses till you give my blood the freezes a Skunk and a Possum together then met and they Shook hands and kissed and most love singly Clung for they d vowed years ago that they Neer would f by get one another through life so they struck up and Sung should Auld acquaintance be forgot and a ver brought to mind should Auld acquaintance be forgot and of Auld Lang syne a of leaped out of the Thicket and played with his Brush for a while in a transport of glee then thoughtfully walked to a Green Forest Glade. Where he Sal himself Down and most sweetly Sung he Oft in the Stilly night Ere s umber s chains have bound me fond Mem by brings a sight of Nice fat geese around me then the Fox Skunk and Possum the owl and the Coon in concert All joined to the Tunn of Moll Brooks the stares cried encore and the Bright Silver Moon grew lighter and brighter s they Sang without books �3 we received the following communication from a committee of ladies and of course we hold ourselves bound in Honor and gallantry to Lay it before our readers. Our neighbor of the civilian will have to apologise or consider himself forever in disgrace with the ladies. Down on your Knees neighbor and recant do it quickly or you Are a lost Man. Or. French it has been remarked that editors Are a generation very easily put out of temper and that they Seldom fail to give proofs of their iras ability upon the slightest attack of criticism or the most gentle or modest offer of advice. this impassion therefore the ladies of Galveston May expect the anathema of the pro i pm editor of the civil he As he seems to evince such refined taste in selecting matter for his paper. We doubt not but that he will reply to this article by borrowing or Avri Ting another paragraph of similar character with that of the one headed -conscience1 which appeared in his paper of wednesday last. We ladies would ask if the gentleman has a wife or sister.7 surely not arid we would almost question whether when he selected that article he recollected that he had a Mother. But in his anxiety for literary Fame he perhaps thought new ways i attempt my grovelling name to raise aloft and Wing my flight to and so he displayed his moral taste and virtuous judgment in the selection of the above article for the ladies of Galveston. Or. French we appreciate virtue As much As any Community on Earth and we Hope that the gentleman above alluded to will be More concise in future or Lay Down his pen and scissors until the return of or. Stuart who has always conducted his paper in a style to recommend it As a family periodic. Galveston saturday May 8, 1841. No. 1. Excuse us ladies but that is a mistaken idea for we have one of the sweetest and most forgiving tempers in the world. F never any striking though they May be convincing proofs. I we always look upon advice from ladies As inspirations from heaven. $ dear ladies that remark is almost too cutting . Galveston Ian. Getting . 31st, half past eleven at night scene mrs. Squibb s sitting room. Present miss Sophrina Phiducia Squibb a and Ephraim. Ahem Ephraim i heard something about la now miss Sophrina you Don t say so yes indeed that i did and a great Many said it too la now what was it. Miss Oprina v Odear i can t Tell you turning away her head 0 la yes do now 0 no i can Toyes miss Sophrina la me Ephraim you do pester a body so f Well do please to Tell me miss Sophrina Well i heard that of i can t Tell it a yes come now taking her hand Well i did it say it but i heard that what putting an Arm round her Waist 10 Don t squeeze me so i heard that that a ring her Bluee is fun l upon Ephram s that you and i were to be married Ephraim a London paper has the following quizzical Anza Melbourne minister Serene handsome fellow Lucky fellow quite a favorite with our Queen the sear and yellow sear and yellow often to her ear he tells tales bewitching tales bewitching but in silent rapture Dwe is on Sci Kitchen on her Kitchen. Statement from the n. Orleans Picayune. for our part we look upon loaders As being out of the Pale of civilized society. Philae. Paper. I you do and them s your sentiments them Are in this Ere age a Boastin too among the rest of your enlightened Page we Wotila it give the decent Blush As overspread our Cheeks for All the dirty decency of which you goes and Speaks. The loafers in t civilized heavens with honest Pride we Calls on All civility Between us to decide As outraged individuals we in solemn convocation invoke the Constitution and the Justice of the nation argument we disdains it yes Wrhen Standin upon right and self sustaining principle we scorns the Wordy fight. The common Laws of nature them alone we keeps in View % and loafing comin natural work Damme if we do. Slanderer where s the sect As has a More confiding sense. A More rely in spirit in the care of Providence 1 to that alone we looks for a Relief in evry ill for if the heavens wont help us just say who the Devil will. In politics insulted say if Ever at the pole no matter what s a Doi you Don to find us evry soul if in the late hard cider War you Ever saw us shrink and if we did t Aid it too whatever you May think Utility defamer we re a rur Tinatin class we see the worldly Bush a sir before us in a Glass a draught of Mere excitement Tfir mixed up the heart to drown regret to mourn its emptiness after we have got it Down. In High scorn Goss. Tho glorious o god must thy Temple have been on the morn of its first dedication. Seen when the cherubim wings widely waving were on High o or the arks holy station. When even the chosen of Levi Tho skilled to minister standing before thee retired from the Cloud which the Temple then filled and thy glory made Isreal adore thee. Tho awful y grand was thy majesty then yet the worship thy gospel discloses less splendid in pomp to the vision of Man far surpasses the virtue of Moses. By whom was that ritual forever repealed but by him unto whom it was Given to enter the Oracie where is revealed not the Cloud but the big mess of heaven. Who having once entered hath shown us a Way 0 lord How to worship before thee not in shadowy forms of that earlier Day but in spirit and truth to adore thee. How Sublime yet How simple the doctrine he Tau he to her who enquired by the Fountain. If Jehovah at a olympias shrine should be sought or adored on Sai Arias Mountain. Woman believe me the hour is near when he if you rightly would Hail him shall net be worshipped exclusively Here nor yet at the alter of Salem. For god is a spirit and they who aright would perform the firm worship he Loveth in the hearts holy Temple must seek with Delight the spirit the father approve the. The Temple which Solomon built to his name now lives but in histories Story extinguished Long since is the altars Bright flame and banished each Glimps of its glory. But the Christian made Wise by the Wisdom Dirae Tho All human Fah Ricks should falter still finds in his heart a far holier shrine when the fire Burns a quenched on the altar. Barton. Of John Milton relative to his acquaintance with miss Helen Mot ton and other circumstances. To the Public. Soon after the assault made on Rne in the Street on the $7th ult. A statement was promised of the circumstances which led to it. This statement has been delayed first by my proposing to submit the affair to the decision of friends of both parties which proposal was rejected and afterwards by the expectation that the testimony in the Case that would be elicited before recorder Baldwin on thursday last would i there Ede the necessity of any explanation on my part that examination was postponed. I now proceed to state the facts attending my acquaintance with miss Helen Morton and her brother. The first time i saw miss Morton was in january 1840. She was on Board the Steamboat Neptune having just returned from Texas. I was on the boat but i few minutes and do not recollect that i was introduced to miss Morton. A few hours afterwards she left this City for Arkansas in company with her brother. In the month of March following i was informed that miss Morion was coming to n. Orleans to reside with a woman of bad character and knowing or. John Geddes of this City to be the Friend of her brother i communicated this information to him with the request that it should be made known to Edward Morton her brother that an association fatal to his sister might be prevented. Soon Afier or. Morton called at my office and expressed his gratitude to me. Sometime in april afterwards or. Morton informed me that his sister was in the City on Board his boat and requested me to be introduced to her. I accepted the invitation and thus became acquainted with miss he in Morton. This was about the Middle of april 1840. In the course of the conversation which ensued she enquired of me if i was acquainted with a certain gentleman of Texas and after a few minutes talk relative to him and other matters 1 left her with a Promise to visit her the next Day in compliance with her request. The next Day miss Morton and her brother voluntarily confided to me the history of an attachment which had existed Between her and the gentlemen of Texas who has been referred to de tailing the causes which had led to a separation and destroyed her happiness. At the joint request of herself and brother i consented to Aid in communicating with that gentleman for the purpose of effect ing a , mits Morton wrote a letter to him which was delivered to Ine unsealed with a request that i should read it and if it was such a letter As my judgment sanctioned to Forward it to Texas. The next Day i saw miss Morton and stated to her that i did not approve of the style of the letter this letter acc Dently remained in my Possession and the following copy is printed from the original. New Orleans april 16th, 1840. James i know that i ought to struggle More with my feelings often have i attempted it 1 have prayed heaven to support me but All my efforts to control my feelings Are vain before i am aware of it i feel the tears rolling Down my Cheek they come without an Effort the depart without Relief. James i love you with a woman s love worshipped the Light which kindled in your Eye not with the colder hearts approve but with a love that was not bom to of god that i should Ever have loved you who i have been told have made a boast of winning the love of a Young and artless girl merely to satisfy your own vanity. It seems almost incredible to me that the Only being i Ever loved find who appeared to love me in return could have deceived me in the manner you have done i should not now have written to you but 1 was informed by col. Milton that he had met you in this City and that you had spoken in a very feeling manner As regarded myself and also expressed regret that i should have corresponded with mrs. Jackson. Methinks if i could but see you i could explain All to your satisfaction. I am convinced she is a degraded and abandoned woman and believe me i have not noticed her at All since i found that to be a fact As to my being in love with any other than yourself it is false you Are the Only being i Ever loved there seems to be a madness an infatuation about my love for you which even 1 cannot understand. If Ever you loved my you would not have kept me in the suspense that you have done. It is a duty you owe not Only to yourself but to me a at least to write and put an end to this suspense. Jomes i would have been to you a kind and affectionate companion nursed you in sickness soothed you in every sorrow in Short done All that woman could do to Render you Happy. You have wronged me and i feel it deeply sometimes i think my heart will break and yet i do not blame you. I love you dear one As devotedly As Ever and would be a beggar a slave a dog so Long As i could be with you hear one tone of your voice catch one glance of your Eye. I scarcely see the paper before me my thoughts Are so struggling and confused. Write to me one word Dearest one word say that you love me and i will Lay it to my heart and be Happy. As Ever your fond and devoted Helen. Think St thou that i could Bear to part with thee and learn to halve my heart there s not an Eye will weep for me  there s not a kind congenial heart where i can claim the meanest part nor thou who Hast my Hopes undone Wilt sigh although i love but one and Why that Early Jove was cast thou know St the Best i feel the most but few that dwell beneath the Sun have loved so Long and loved but one Helen. Another letter was written and forwarded. Immediately afterwards she returned to Arkansas with her brother her visit to this City having been of but few Days continuance. During that visit i extended to her those civilities due to a stranger and to a lady who had excited in me the utmost sympathy in consequence of her apparent misfortunes and the highest desire to administer to her welfare and happiness by All honorable expedients. In the month of May following she returned to this City of which occurrence i was soon notified by her brother who informed me than she desired to see me and requested me to Call upon her. I did so and bund it was her principle object to learn what information i had received from the gentleman in Texas. I had received no intelligence from him. After some conversation with miss Morton of a general character i bade her Good morning with a Promise to visit her As often As the nature of my business would admit when i next called upon her she induced me to Promise that i would not under any circumstances abandon her cause so Long As it could be honorable maintained and then told me that her brother had said to her that i was a roue and cautioned her to beware of me. 1 had her brother called immediately into her presence and asked him if he had made such a charge against me. He denied it but alter some altercation Between him and his sister said that others had told him i sustained that character and that he Felt it his duty to communicate the fact to his sister with such advice As he thought necessary to guard her against the consequences of the Intercourse. I did not blame him for his caution and after a few moment s conversation i left them requesting him to visit me the next Day determined to ascertain to whom he was indebted for his information and to decline any further acquaint Tan a with Morton and his sister. About twelve o clock on the 18th of May miss Morton came to my office in a state of the most violent excitement in manner and appearance almost a maniac. Her brother had left the City and she declared her determination to go to Texas in disguise As a Cabin boy to join the gentleman before alluded to As the object of her affections and stated that she had visited me to procure the assistance necessary to accomplish her purpose. I used every argument in my Power to dissuade her from this step but finding that she stir persisted i requested the privilege of making known her situation to nerdier r. Jennings esq., of this City a Friend of the gentleman in Texas whom i promised would do All that could properly be done for her Relief. She consented to this proposition and i accordingly left miss Morton in my office visited or. Jennings made known her situation and requested his assistance. We returned together to my office and both urged upon the attention of miss Morton every consideration we could suppose calculated to influence the feelings and conduct of a lady. Promises were made by or. Jennings and myself that we would each use All proper Means to secure an inter ice with the gentleman upon terms honorable to herself and consistent with her character or. Jennings stating that his Friend was expected in t is City in a few Days. Upon the Faith of these promises miss Morton became More Calm and consented to abandon her wild and romantic project. I then sent for a Carriage and conveyed her to her boarding House. This scene at my office occurred on the 18th of May and on the 20th of May two Days afterwards i left new Orleans for Georgia. I arrived in Columbia county the last Day of May and remained there with my family until late in october. On the morning of my departure from new Orleans i called upon miss Morton and bade her Adieu. She manifested a deep sense of gratitude for my kindness evincing much feeling and emotion and i parted from her with the sentiments of a brother rather than those of a seducer thus ended my first acquaintance with Viss Helen Morton. From the commencement of that acquaintance until its end i do not believe that she passed More than Twenty Days in new Orleans or that i had b in in her company More than six or eight times and generally the presence of her brother. I was known to them both to be a married Man at the head of a family and she was professing a deep abiding and sincere attachment for another so violent that she declared she could not live without him. I am now informed that this lady accuses me of having at this period seduced her that she became Enceinte in consequence of her Intercourse with me. And that she lost the offspring of that Intercourse last fall. In november i returned to this City. On the 24th january i received a note from miss Morton informing me of her arrival in new Orleans on the Steamer Independence requesting me to visit her at the boat. I declined obeying this invitation expressing a respectful interest in her welfare. She then wrote me another letter professing the most unbounded affection for me complaining of the unkindness of her brother stating that he had placed her in a Convent in Kentucky from which she had escaped and that she was anxious to throw herself upon my Protection letter gave me the first intimation i Ever received that miss Morton had conceived or Prete de to have conceived an attachment for me. I was astonished beyond measure by its contents and upon reflection adopted he course of conduct due to herself to her brother and to society. Accordingly i again called upon or. John Geddes the Friend of her brother made known to him All the facts by showing him the letters and requesting him to communicate a knowledge of them to Morton. He did so. Or. Morton called at my office and having read the letters with tears in his eyes and deep agitation expressed his unbounded gratitude for my having As he said twice saved his sister from infamy. A Day or two afterwards or
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