May 7, 1841
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Antidote Against Marriage – Joy says, that if a man feels very much like getting married, yet imagines he ought not to, the best remedy he knows of, is to help one of his neighbors move a houseful of furniture – borrow about nine children for three days, and hear them cry. If that fails build a fire of damp wood, and when the smoke in the room is the thickest, hire a woman to scold him for about four hours. If he can stand all of these, he had better get married the next day – give his wife the pants, and be the “silent partner” in the firm of matrimony. We think the remedy is severe, but every man is liable to those things after he yokes himself, it would do nor harm to try it before.

From the Boston Morning Post.

Naval Battles and Surviving Naval Heroes.

The recent decease of Commodore Stevens has led us to ascertain the list of the dead and living commanders, who shed so much luster upon our national flag in the last war. War was declared in June, 1812. Peace was signed at Ghent, Dec. 24, 1814, and proclaimed by the President, February 18, 1815.

There were fifteen actions between British and American vessels of war. In eleven battles fought by single ships, the Americans conquered; in four only the British triumphed – two of which were by singles ships, viz: Chesapeake, of 47 guns, taken by the Shannon, 52; and the Argus, 16 guns, taken by the Pelican, 20. The other two British captures were two to one and four to one against us.

During the war, there were captured from the British, on the ocean, three frigates and fifteen sloops of war, and smaller ships; and, on the Lakes, thirteen – several of them brigs and sloops. The whole number captured by the Americans was thirty-one. The British took from us, and destroyed at navy yards, but twenty-three armed vessels, viz: three frigates, (Chesapeake, President and Essex) twelve sloops and gun brigs, and eight schooners.

Of the commanders who fought the naval batters there have died –

Decatur, who took the Macedonian, October 25, 1812.

Bainbridge, who took the Java, December 29, 1812.

Lawrence, who took the Peacock, February 24, 1813.

Burrows, who took the Boxer, September 5, 1813.

Blakely, who took the Reindeer, June 28, 1814. Also the Avon, September 7, 1814.

Perry, of the Lawrence; Almy, of the Sommers; Conklin, of the Tigress; Senatt, of the Porcupine; and T. Holdup Stevens, of the Trippe, of Commodore Perry's squadron that captured the British squadron of six ships on Lake Erie, September 10, 1813.

Macdonough, of the Saratoga, and Hently, of the Eage, of Commodore Macdonoug's squadron that captured the British squadron on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814.

Allen, of the Argus, taken by the Pelican, August 14, 1813.

The surviving naval commanders in the last war, who achieved victories, are –

Isaac Hull, who took the Guerriere, August 20, 1812.

David Porter, who took the Arler, August 13, 1812, and fought the ships Phoebe and Cherub, at Valparaiso, March 28, 1814.

Jacob Jones, who took the Frolic, October 18, 1812.

Lewis Warrington, who took the Epervier, April 20, 1814.

Charles Stewart, who took the two sloops, Levant and Cyane, with the Constitution, February 20, 1815.

Jesse D. Elliott, who commanded the Niagara in Perry's victory.

Daniel Turner, who commanded the Caledonia.

Stephen Champlain, who commanded the Scorpion.

Stephen Cassin, of the Ticonderoga, in Macdonough's victory.

Of the surviving commanders, all were post captains except commander Champlain and Captain Porter.

There are many survivors still on the list of our gallant naval officers, who were distinguished by bravery and good conduct in the war, under the command of superiors, but the above are all the survivors of those that had immediate commands. The catalogue presents thirteen deceased and nine living.

Pocket Book Lost, or Stolen – Lost, or was stolen from me between the 12th and 16th of April, 1841; and I believe on the Steamer Grey Eagle on her trip from New Orleans between Port Royal in Coahoma County Miss. and Commerce in Tunica county, a Red Morocco Pocket Book, containing many valuable papers, and amongst them the following to wit: A note on David Jones for about --------- dollars, payable to --------- and endorsed to William Stodden; balance due upon it between 12 & 1400 dollars.

One Bond to Hardy L. Blackwell, executed by Samuel Caruthers and others, payable to said Blackwell, for between 16 & 1700 dollars, with some credit endorsed thereon, the amount not now recollected.

Two notes on John L. Brown of Hernando, executed by him to John P. Hickmond, one for two hundred dollars, and the other for upwards of 100 dollars.

Three notes of hand executed by Gen. Jacob Tipton, late of Tipton county, Tenn., to Alfred W. Taylor; one for upwards of 800 dollars and two, each for upwards of 200 dollars; all of which are secured by A Deed of trust on the property of said Tipton, which is of Record in the Register's office of Tipton county, Tennessee.

Also a receipt on Davis & Allen, Attorneys, for the collection of a note on Basil Hall, for about ------ dollars, made payable to -------.

One note on Ransom H. Byrn for about 530 dollars, payable to Felix Lewis, and assigned to A. B. Bradford, with a credit thereon of 285 dollars.

Two notes on Asa Jernajio, one for 50 dollars, and the other for 200 dollars, made payable to said Bradford – also two notes on Wm. B. Miller to said Bradford, one for 500 dollars, the other for 442 dollars, with a credit thereon of 45 dollars – also the following notes on persons in Coahoma county: One note of 200 dollars, payable to said Bradford by Barbara Webb, and Andrew J. Webb, with a credit of 100 dollars endorsed thereon in W. Williams note, made payable to Andrew J. Webb, and endorsed to me waving demand and notice, which last mentioned note was due in April last, and which is also lost – one note on Jeptha Bradley for $50. One on -------- Beasley for $50, and one on J. W. Lunsford for $25 – All payable to said Bradford.

One note on Wm. B. McDaniel, of Clinton, Miss., for $500 payable to said Bradford.

CLAIMS ON MEN IN MARSHALL COUNTY – One note on Wm. Eckols for $100, payable to said Bradford, with a credit endorsed thereon for $30.

One receipt on Messrs. Barton & Chalmers Attorneys of Holly Springs, for a note payable to Robert Horton by Wm. Beaty for upwards of $90, and assigned to said Bradford by said Horton – also a note on George Lott and Eli Jones for $200, made payable to said Bradford, one hundred dollars of which has been released on the bank of the note; - Also a note on said Jones for $20, payable to said Bradford. One note on Daniel McNeil for $250, payable to said Bradford, with a credit thereon of $180.

IN PANOLA COUNTY – One note on John Andrews for $100, payable to said Bradford. Two notes on Thomas Watson for $50, each, with a credit on one of them of $37, 1-2, said notes made payable to A. B. Bradford and A. M. Clayton – also a recpt of ---------- Constable of Panola county, for the collection of a note for $40, executed by William Hall to said Bradford.

There were also many other valuable papers in said Pocket Book not now recollected. I will give a reasonable reward for the recovery of the foregoing papers or will be thankful for any information touching them.

All persons are hereby forewarned from trading for the above notes or receipts, and the makers, from paying or discharging the same except to me or with my permission. A. B. Bradford.

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