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entered upon the practice of law; took an active part in the revolutionary struggle, and when New Haven was invaded by the British under General Tryon, was commander of the Governor's Guards; became a member of the House of Representatives in Congress, in 1791; after three years, was chosen to the Senate, of which he continued to be a distinguished member for 16 years; in 1810, resigned his seat in the Senate of the United States to undertake the office of Commissioner of the School Fund of Connecticut, which he continued to manage with great fidelity and ability for 15 years; and in 1825, undertook to conduct the construction of the Farmington and Hampshire Canal. He was chosen treasurer of Yale College in 1782, and continued to hold the office till his death, a little more than 50 years; and he did much to promote the interests of that institution.

One of the most remarkable incidents in the history of Mr. Hillhouse's connection with the national legislature, was his proposal to amend the Constitution of the United States, which was submitted to the Senate, April 12, 1808. He proposed a House of Representatives chosen annually by the people; a Senate, the members of which should be elected once in three years; and a President with powers much inferior to those now committed to that magistrate, who should be selected by lot from among the Senators See Mr. Bacon's "Sketch of the Life and Character of the Hon. James Hillhouse."

At Middletown, Conn., Rev. John M. Smith, Professor of Ancient Languages in the Wesleyan University.

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Jan. 10. At Boston, aged 65, Col. Amos Binney, late Navy Agent for the port of Boston. He was born at Hull, Massachusetts, and being left an orphan at an early age, he entered upon the active duties of life without the advantage of a single day's instruction at school; but notwithstanding his early disadvantages, he became a man of intelligence, enterprise, and success in his business. He was a distinguished member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and a liberal promoter of public and private charities.

Jan. 28. At Pleasant Hill in Warren county, N. C., in his 80th year, Col. Philemon Hawkins, the last surviving signer of the Constitution of the State of North Carolina in 1776.

Jan. 29.- At Warrenton, N. C. in his 64th year, John Hall, recently Judge of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He was born in Staunton county, Virginia; and in his 23d year, removed to Warrenton; and during 31 years, he acted as a judge in different tribunals of the "The proverbial purity of his life, the high and holy motives of his conduct, made him deservedly the object of implicit confidence during his long judicial career."


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gress; and in 1824, he was chosen a senator, and remained so till his death. "Those who knew him only as a public man will regret his loss; those who knew him intimately will mourn it."

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May 23. At Manchester, Vt., aged 55, Richard Skinner. was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1778; removed to Manchester in 1800; was elected member of Congress in 1813, judge of the Supreme Court in 1816, chief justice in 1817, governor in 1820, 1821, and 1822; was reappointed chief justice in 1824, and resigned in 1829. He was much respected for his public services and his private worth. May 24. At Philadelphia, aged 60, John Randolph, or, as he himself wrote his name, John Randolph of Roanoke, a man distinguished for genius, eloquence, and eccentricity. He arrived in Philadelphia a few days before his death, in a state of extreme debility, purposing to proceed to Europe, with the hope of a partial restoration of his health.

He was born in Virginia, on the 2d of June, 1773; and was descended from Pocahontas, the daughter of Powhatan, a great Indian chief, through his grandmother, whose maiden name was Jane Bolling, the great granddaughter of Jane Rolfe (married to Robert Bolling), the daughter of John Rolfe and Pocahontas; so that he was of the 7th generation from Pocahontas. His father died in 1775, leaving three sons and a large estate; and his mother was married in 1783, to St. George Tucker, who was the guardian to Randolph during his minority. Mr. Randolph's early life was spent at different places under different instructors, of most of whom he said he "never learned any thing." He passed a short time at Princeton College, at Columbia College, and at William and Mary College, and was a little while a student at law under Edmund Randolph. Of himself he remarks, “ With a superficial and defective education, I commenced politician." He was elected a member of Congress in 1799, and continued a member of the House of Representatives, with the exception of three intervals of two years each, (during one of these intervals he was in the U. S. Senate) till 1829; and he was afterwards appointed minister plenipotentiary to Russia.— Mr. Randolph was never married. He was possessed of a large and valuable estate on the Roanoke, and had, at the time of his death, 318 slaves, and 180 horses, of which about 120 were blood horses. - The following extract is taken from a notice of him in the "Journal of Commerce."

"As a declaimer, his name and eloquence form a conspicuous portion of the history of every measure which was discussed in Congress while he was a member. The character of his oratory is known to every newspaper reader in the country. His speeches have been more fully and correctly reported (in "The National Intelligencer "), and have been more generally read than those of any other member of Congress. He

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signers of the Declaration of Independence, and two years governor of Connecticut. He was educated for the bar; was appointed by Washington comptroller of the Treasury; and on the retirement of Alexander Hamilton, he was raised to the office of Secretary of the Treasury, which office he continued to fill, with integrity and ability, during the remainder of Washington's administration, and the whole term of that of John Adams. In 1800, he commenced business in the city of New York as a merchant. After the close of the war with England he removed to his native town, and was annually elected, ten years in succession, Governor of Connecticut. He afterwards returned to the city of New York, to be in the vicinity of his children.

June 6.- At Salem, Mass., aged 65, John Dexter Treadwell, M. D. June 10.- Near Knoxville, Tennessee, Nathaniel W. Williams, for many years a judge of the Circuit Court in that state.

June 13.- In Tennessee, on board the steam-boat Mount Vernon, of cholera, in his 45th year, Thomas Yeatman, Esq., a wealthy banker of Nashville, and a man highly respected.


June 14. In the poor-house, Maury county, Tennessee, Abraham Bogard, aged 118 years and 4 days; a native of the state of Delaware. June 15.. At Charleston, S. C., aged 60, Robert T. Turnbull, a man of talents, and reputed the ablest writer in favor of the principle of "nullification." "Whatever difference of opinion" says a eulogist, ፡፡ may exist among his fellow-citizens at large as to the soundness of his political opinions, there will be none as to his accomplishments; all must unite in doing homage to his genius, his intrepidity, and his moral virtues."

June 29. At New York, Elisha Williams of Hudson.

July 6. At Baltimore, aged 91, F. Augustine du Bois Martin.

July 7.

- Near Florence, Alabama, in his 62d year, General John Coffee. He was a distinguished officer under General Jackson in the last war.

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July 10. At Salem, Indiana, of cholera, aged 42, John Hay Farnham, a native of Massachusetts, a graduate (1811) of Harvard University, a lawyer of distinction, and secretary of the Indiana Historical Society.

July 12. At Baltimore, aged 77, Samuel Sterrett, formerly a representative in Congress from Baltimore.

July 14.

At Brownsville, Pa., of cholera, Gen. Solomon G. Krepps, a senator of Pennsylvania.

July 19.

At Duxbury, Mass., aged 67, the Rev. John Allyn, D. D. July 20. — At Belleville, of cholera, Ninian Edwards, late governor of Illinois.


July 22.—At Hickory Hill, Baltimore county, Md., in his 112th year, William Thompson. He was a native of St. Mary's county, Md.

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