Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe de Austin [i.e. San Felipe], Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 1, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 10, 1835 Page: 1 of 8
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FROJI THE ITALIAN.
Lady, not for her we sigh,
Loving only fashion's dye,
And her charms to every eve
t, r i.
. But -vve lovfltail maid
In sweet mHp&fT"3
"All her beauHpPab! its shade
' , Concealing.
VJtady, "When with sportive air ,
You'would '3ecTyour bosom fair, ""
.- And your wanton, flowing hair
. With roses;
Ah, you. throw the flower away,
. Boldly pp'ning on the day
, ' Th? modestbud more sweets, you say,
' ' Discloses.
to Baltimore, but Mr. Morris was Jeft in
Philadelphia, for reasons of a commercial
nature. At this crisis, a letter - from the
commander-in-chief was received hy the
govertimentj in which it was stated that,
while the enemy ivas accurately informed
of allt His movements, he was compelled,
from the want of specie, to remain in com-
plete ignorance of their designs, and a cer-
tain" sum was demanded as absolutely ne-
cessary to the safety of the army Inform-
ation of this demand was sent to Mr. Mor-
ris, in the hope fhaf, through, his credit, the
money mightjbe ob aine'd. Tnthis expecta-
tion Congress was not disappointed; and.
Mr. Morris furnished also very large sums
to general Greene during his difficulties-in
In the year 1781 the office of Financier
was created, and this gentleman was unani-
mously elected to fill the station. To trace
him through all the acts of bis financial ad-
ministration would be to make this biogra7
tory or tne 4ast two years ot the
ry -war. When the exhausted
the government threatened the
irig consequences; "when the ol-
LIFE OF ROBERT MORRIS.
The important services which were ren-
dered to the United States by Mr. Morris,
during the arduous struggle which termina
ted in our independence, entitle him to the I
gratetul recollection of every American.
For the"following particulars respecting his
life we are indebted to a memoir in the
"Repository," published in Philadelphia by
Robert Morris was horn at Liverpool, in
January 1733-4, 0.S. Of his -family, lit-
tle is known, except that his father yas a
respectable English, merchant. When he
was thirteen years of age, he was brought
to'America by his parents. After receiving
l suitable education, he was placed in the
compting-house of Mr. Charles Willing, in
conjunction with whose son, Thomas, he sub-
sequently carried on the business of a mer-
chant. On the .appearance of a rupture
with Great Britain, he was elected a mem-
her of Congress from Pennsylvania, at the
close of the year .1775, and assisted very
materially in those pecuniary arrangements
which the operations of an army and navy
During the march of the British troops
through Jersey, ih!776, Congress removed i
sre utterly 'destitute of ,the necessary
supplies of food 'and cfcrihyig; when the
military chest had been drained of its last
dollar, and even the confidence of "Washing-
ton was shaken upon his own credit, and
from his private resources, Mr. Morris fur-
nished those pecuniary means, but for which
all the physical force of the country would
have been in vain.
One of the first acts of his financial go-
vernment was the proposition to Congress
of his plan for the establishment of the
bank of Worth America, which was charter-
ed forthwith, and opened on the 7th of Jan-
uary, 1782. At this time the States were
half a million of dollars in deht on, that
year's taxes, which had been raised by an
ticipation, on a system of credit which Mr,
Morris had created; and, but for this estab-
lishment, his plans "of finance must have
been entirely frustrated. On his retire-
ment from office, it was-affirmed, by two of
the Massachusetts delegates, "that it cost
Congress at the fate of eighteen millions
per annum, hard" dollars, to carry on the
war, till he was chosen financier, and then
it cost them but about four millions." He
resigned his office in 1784.
Fatigued with political cares, which, from!
the time of his election to a seat in the Se-
nate of the first' Congress under the federal
constitution, had so completely engrossed
his mind,he was now anxious to retire to
the relaxation of private'life. That he was
not avaricious of influence, may be suffi-
ciently established from the fact of his re-
fusal to accept the situation of Secretary of
the Treasury, which Washington wished him'
to fill. On beinsr reauested to designate n
. i a
Hamilton; and on the expression of some j?S
surprise Dy the general, who was not ac
quainted with the colonel's qualifications in,
that department Mr. Morris "declared hisj
own knowledge of his entire- competency!
"" " " u-uwiuiiigiy tippuijutea lO IDE
That his long continuance in the public
service had caused some confusion in hil&f
private affairs he assigned as a reason ford!
declining to comply with the solicitations oFjfj
the city of Philadelphia, to become its re-,
presentative in Congress It is true, in-
deed, that he was subsequently induced, to
resume his situation in that body, in com
pliance with his sense of political duty.
iur. jixorriy aiea in rmiaaeipma, ut-iuay,
1806, in the seventy-third year of his age.
That his plans for the support of the credit
of the country in her greatest need, essen-
tially conduced to the glorious termination
of our struggle,, was the opinion of the illus-
trious Washington; and, perhaps, it may
be said of him, as it was of the Roman Cur- .
tius that he sacrificed himself for the safe-
ty of the commonwealth. Port Folio
t -mst .?. -
A GOOD STOE.Y. "- . -.
Almost thirty years since, an English gen- jf '
tleman "with whom we subsequently became
acquaintedr(Mr. "Benjaffiin Crle"drand, of-
Lie'cesterj Eng.) detected and brought tc
justice a large gang of pickpockets by un
witting adopting one of their private signals.
The transaction, as he narrated it to us,
was as follows. Mr. Criedland wa& attend- jf
ing the crowded annual fair, held, in a clo .
ver field adjacent to Liecester. He ca"5- $
sually noticed that a person' in the throng
had a sprig of trefoil stuck in the latcliet of
one of his shoes. In a few minutes his at-
tention was arrested by remarking another
similarly situated. His first and natural con-
clusion was, that the "sprigs had been thus
caught and retained by rambling among the
luxuriant clover of the field; but, on look-
ing, around, he discovered so raanywho bore ,
the sprig in the shoe, that he at once con-
cluded it meant something more than met
the eyeand which he determined, if possi-
ble, to discover. Accordingly, he retired a
little, mounted a clover sprig according to
pattern in bis own shoe, and mingled again
with the crowd. In a very few moments a
brother sprig jogged his arm, and in an un-
der tone said, "do you cut or carry?" "I
carryyV said Criedlandwithout knowing the
meaning of either the question or reply. p
" Then come along with me1 rejoined his
interrogator. Criedland complied, and in a
few minutes his companion clipped off the
skirt of a gentleman's coat, with a pocket
containing a well lined pocket-book, and
thrust it into his handi The mystery was
now unriddled. Mr. Criedland separated
from his new friend as soon as possible,
gentleman for that office, he pamed, colonel J alarmed, the police who were in attendance
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Baker & Bordens. Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe de Austin [i.e. San Felipe], Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 1, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 10, 1835, newspaper, October 10, 1835; San Felipe de Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth47872/m1/1/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.