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William Tennent (son of the late William Tennent, minister of the Gospel at Nehaming,Bucks county, in the state of Pennsylvania) was born June 3, 1705, in the county of Antrim, in Ireland, and was just turned of thirteen years, when arrived in America. He applied himself with much zeal and industry in his studies, and made great proficiency in the languages, particularly in the Latin. Being early impressed with a deep sense of divine things, he soon determined to follow the example of his father and elder brother by devoting himself to the service of God iu the ministry of the Gospel. His brother Gilbert being called to the pastoral charge of the church at New Brunswick, in New Jersey, and making a very consierable figure as u useful and popular preacher, William determined as he had completed his course oi%Jie languages, to study divinity under his brother. Accordingly he left his father's house, with his consent and by his advice, and went to New Brunswick. At his departure from home, which was considered as his starting out in life, his father addressed him with great affection, commending him to the favor and protection of .that jGlod from whom he himself had receivedf s'o ' much mercy, and who had gave^Im^s^l^pm^f^onlj^as : the amount of all he could do for him, telling him that if he behaved well and did his duty this was an ample provision for him, and if he should act otherwise and prove ungrateful to a kind and gracious God, it was too much and more than he deserved. Thus with a pittance, and the blessing of a pious and affectionate parent of more" consequence than thousands of pounds, the young student set out in the world. After a regular course of study in Theology, Mr. Tennent was preparing for his examination by the Presbytery as a candidate for the gospel ministry. This intense application brought on a pain in his breast and a slight hectic. He soon be* came emaciated, and at length was like a living skeleton. His life was now threatened. He was attended by a physician, a young gentleman who was attached to him by the strictest and warmest friendship. He grew worse and worse till little hope of life was left. In this situation his spirits failed him, and he began to entertain doubts of his final happiness. He was conversing one morning with his brother in Latin, on the state of the soul, when he fainted and died away. After the usual time he was laid out on a board according to the common practice of the country, and the neighborhood were invited to attend his funeral on the next day. In the evening his physician and friend returned from a ride into the country,and was afflicted beyond measure at the news of his death. He could not be persuaded that it' was certain, and ca being told that one of the persons who assisted in laying out the body, thought he had observed a little tremor of the flesh, under the arm, although the body was cold and stiff, he endeavored to ascertain the fact. He first put his hand into warm water to make jt as sensible as possible, and then felt under the arm, and at the heart; and affirmed that he felt an untlsual warmth, though no one else could. He had the body restored to a warm bed and insisted that the people who had been invited to the funeral should be requested not to attend. To this the brother objected as absurd, the eyes being sunk, the lips discolored, and the whole body cold and stiff. < However the doctor finally prevailed and all probable means were used to discover symptoms of returning life. But the third day arrived, and no hopes were entertained of success but by the doctor, who never left him night nor day. The people were again invited and assembled to attend the funeral. The doctor still objected, and at last confined his request for delay to.one hour, then to half an hour, and finally to a quarter of an hour. He had discovered that the tongue was much swollen and threatened to crack. He was endeavoring to soften it by some emolient ointment, put upon it with a feather, when the brother came in about the expiration of the last period and mistaking what the doctor was doing for an attempt to feed him, manifested some resentment, and in a spirited tone said: "It is shameful to be feeding a lifeless corpse," and insisted with earnestness that th(* ftaneral should immediately proceed. At this critical and important moment the body, to the great alarm and astonishment of all present, opened ifs eyes, gave a dreadfhl groan and sunk again into ftpp&rent death; This pot an end to all thoughts of burying him, and every effort was again employed in hopes of bringing about a speedy resuscitation. In a,bout an hour the eyes again Opened v.. and a heavy groan proceeded from the body, and again all appearance of animation vanished. In another hour life seemed to return with more power and a complete revival took place, to the great joy of the family and friends and the no small astonishment and conviction of very many who had been ridiculing the idea of restoring to life a dead body. Mr. Tennent continued in so low and weak a state for six weeks that great doubts were entertained of his final recovery. However, after that period he recovered much faster, but it was about twelve months before he was completely restored. After he was able to walk the room, and to take notice of what passed around him, on a Sabbath afternoon his sister, who had staid from church to attend him, was reading in the Bible, when he took notice of it, and asked her what she had in her hand. She answered that she was reading in the Bible. He replied: "What is the Bible? I know not what you mean." This affected the sister so much that she burst into tears, and informed him that he was once well acquainted with it. On her reporting this to the brother when he returned, Mr. Tennent was found upon examination to be totally ignorant of every transaction of his life previous to his sickness. He could not read a single word,neither did he seem to have any idea of what it meant. As soon as he became capable of attention, he was taught to read and write, as children are usually taught, and afterwards began to learn the Latin language under the tuition of his brother. One day as he was reciting a lesson in Cornelius Nepos, he suddenly stjyjted, clapped his hand to his head, as if something had hurt him, and made a pause. His brother asked him what was the. matter, he said he felt a sudden shock in his head, and it now seemed to him as if he had read that book before. By degrees his recollection was restored, and he could speak the Latin as fluently as before his sickness. His memory so completely revived that he gained a perfect knowledge of the past transactions of his life, as if no difliculty had previously occurred. This event at the time made a considerable noise, and afforded not only matter of serious contemplation to the devout Christian, especially when connected with what follows in this narration, but furnished a subject of deep investigation and learned inquiry to the real philosopher and curious anatomist. ' The writer of these memoirs was" greatly interested by these uncommon events; and on a favorable occasion earnestly pressed Mr. Tennent for a minute account; fMs'fextrabrdiuary stateof suspended animation. % '• - ~>- i. He discovered great reluctance to enter into any explanations of his perceptions and feelings at this time; but being importunately urged to do it, he at length consented and proceeded with a solemnity not to be described:— "While I was conversing with my brother," said he, "on the state of my soul and the fears I had entertained for my future welfare, I found myself in an instant in another state of existence,under the direction of a superior being, who ordered me to follow him. I accordingly was wafted along I know not how, till I beheld at a distance an ineffable Glory, the impression of which on my mind it is impossible to communicate to mortal man. "I immediately reflected on my happy change, and thought,—well, blessed be God! I am safe at last, notwithstanding all my fears. I saw an innumerable host of happy beings, surrounding the inexpressible Glory, in acts of adoration and joyful worship, but I did not see any bodily shape or representation of the glorious^appearauce. I heard things un* utterable. I heard their songs and hallelujahs of thanksgiving and praise with unspeakable rapture. I felt joy unutterable and full of Glory. I then applied to my conductor and requested leave to join the happy throng. On which he tapped me on the shoulder and said, 'You must return to-the earth.' In an instant I recollected to have seen my brother standing before me disputing with the doctor. The three days during which I had appeared lifeless, seemed to me not more than ten or twelve minutes. The idea of returning to this world of sorrow and trouble, gave me such a shock that I fainted repeatedly." He added, "Such was the effect on.my mind of what I had seen and heard, that if it be possible for a human being to live entirely above the world and the things of it; for some time afterwards I was that person. The ravishing sounds of songs and hallelujahs that I heard and the very words that were uttered, were not out Of my ears when awake for at least three years. All the kingdoms of the earth were in my sight as nothing and vanity; and so great were my ideas of heavenly Glory, that nothing which did not, in some measure, relate to it, could command my serious attention." The author has been particularly solicitous to obtain every confirmation of this extraordinary event in the life of Mr. Tennent. He accordingly wrotp to every person he could think of as likely to have conversed with Mr. Tennent on the subject. He received several answers,but the following letter from the worthy successor of Mr. Tennent, in the pastoral charge of his church, will answer for the author's purpose: N• MONMOUTH, N. J., Dec. 10,1805. DEAR SIR Agreeably to your request, I now send you in writing the. remarkable account, which I some time since gave you verbally, respecting your good friend, my worthy predecessor, the late Bev. William Tennent of this place. In a very free and feeling conversation on religion, and on the ftatare rest and blessedness of the people of God, (while travelling together from Monmouth to Princeton^ I mentioned to Mr. Tenennt that I should be highly gratified in hearing from his own mouth an account of the tsaqce, which he was said/to have been in, unless the relation would> diMgreea&l'e to him-a short silence he proceeded, he had been sick with a fever; fever increased, and he by de-under it. After some time (as informed him,) he died, or to die in the same manner as usually do; that in laying him out, onj? happened to draw his hand under the lefflarm, and perceived a small tremor in the flesh; that he was laid out; that he was ;cold and stiff. The time for his funeraj was appointed and the people col-lected,% but a young doctor, his particular friend,;?pleaded with great earnestness that IgB might" not then be buried, as the tremdrtunder the arm continued; that his Gilbert became impatient with ng gentleman and said to him: ia man not dead who is cold and stake?" The importunate youn broth the yo "Whai stiff asv friend,'^however, prevailed, and another day wd| appointed for the burial, and the people^separated. During the interval many ^|eans were made use of to discover if possfbie some means of life, but none appeared excepting the tremor. The doctorlllever left him for three nights and -V-t-.,- ; three d|iys. The people again went to bury him, but could not even then obtain the conl^nt of his friend, who pleaded for one hour more, and when that was gone he pleaded for half an hour and then for a quarter of an hour; when just at the close It" this period on which hung his hopes,|pMr. Tennent opened his eyes. They then pried open his mouth, which was s#T, so as to get a quill into it, which some liquid was conveyed stomach, and he by degrees re- This accouut, as intimated be- Tennent sftid he had received friends. I said to him, "Sir, indeed to be one raised from the may tell us what it is to die, and "Were sensible of while in that He replied in the following ^?As to dying, I found my fever l and I became weaker and weak-all at once, I found myself in I thought. I saw no shape as eity, but glory all unutterable!" paused as though unable to find express his views, let his bridle lifting up his hands proceeded : pay as St. Paul did, I heard and $s all unuttex'able! I saw a great before this glory, apparently in h of bliss, singing most melodi-was transported with my own Viewing all my troubles ended rest and glory begun, and was the great and happy multi-l. one came to me looking me e, laid his hand upon my Bjft 'J&u.jiinust go back;? ed me. out, 'Lord, must I go back!' With this shock I opened my eyes ln this world. When I sayf I was in the world, I fainted, then cams! to aifd fainted for several times, as one probably would naturally have done in so weak a situation." Mr. Tenuent further informed me, that he had so entirely lost the recollection of his past life, and the benefit of his former studies, that he could neither understand what -was spoken to him, nor write nor read his own name. That he had to begin all anew and did not recollect that he had ever read before until he had again learned his letters and was 'able to pronounce the monysyllables such as thee and thou But that as his strength returned, which was very . slowly, his memory also re-illYet, notwithstanding the extreme feebleness of his situation, his recollections of what he saw and heard while in heaven, as he supposed, and the sense of divine things, which he there obtained, continued all the time in their full strength, so that he was continually in something lite an ecstasy of mind. And said he, "forthree years the sense of divine things continued so great, and everything else appeared so completely vain when compared to heaven, that could I have had the world for stooping down for it, I believe I should not have thought of doing it." -zsmsi*Written for The Press.-] ^TRTTTH vs. HISTORY. SOME FACTS IN RELATION TO THE FLORIDA NQT. TAUGHT IN OUR HIGH SCHOOLS. BY J. L. ..Ja xm—AND LAST. Th<! Seminoles and Exiles were now all located on Cherokee lands,-west of Arkansas. Conscious of the designs of the Creeks, they refused to trust themselves under the-Creek jurisdiction. They were tenants at will of the Cherokees, whose hospitality had furnished them with temporary homes until the government should fulfil its treaty stipulations, in furnishing them a reservation for " their own separate use forever." All parties were dissatisfied with this arrangement T-the Cherokees because they could not conveniently entertain so large a company of guests; the Creeks because they expected the immigrants to be located with them, where they could seize the Exiles and enslave them; and the Seminoles and Exiles were dissatisfied because the government had not fulfilled the contract Abraham had been the means of securing. Complaints against the government noyt became general among all these tribes^ all had been deceived and all became in their denunciations of the government. The feeling became more intense alg time passed away. It was in vain tha^our Indian agents and military officers it^tbe West endeavored to quiet this filatje of general discontent. The newspapiers of that day gave intimations of difficulties among the Indians at the West; thjey.stated, in general terms, the danger ojf hostiiities, but omitted sion of the disquietude. A't fejgth the danger of hostilitie came Imminent that the President deeined ijk necessary to enter upon further negotiates in order to -bring the Semi-nored^ odJBxites wider She jurisdiction of the ,Fott^ I&dian agenSs ®f the a council, and if possible to make a new treaty with them. Of course- being appointed by the President they would be expected to make a treaty agreeable to his wishes. The treaty bears date Jan. 25th, 1845. The preambles set forth as follows: WHEREAS, * * many of the Seminoles have settled and are now living in the Creek country, while others, constituting a large portion of the tribe, have refused to make their homes in any part thereof, assigning as a reason that they are unwilling to submit to Creek laws, and that they are appreheusive of being deprived of their property by the Creek authorities; and WHEREAS, Repeated complaints have been made to the United States government that those Seminoles who refuse to go into the Creek country have, without authority pr right, settled upon lands secured to other tribes where they have committed numerous depredations; now, therefore, * * to preserve the peace of the frontier, seriously endangered by the restless and warlike spirit of lEe intruding Seminoles, the parties to this treaty have agreed to the following stipulations : ARTICLE I—The Creeks agree that the Seminoles shall be entitled to settle in a body, or separately as they please, in any part of the Creek country; that they shall make their own town regulations, subject however to the general control of the Creek council, in which they shall be represented— and, in short, that no distinction shall be made between the two tribes in any respect, except in the management of their pecuniary affairs, in which neither shall.interfere with the other. ARTICLE II—The Seminoles agree that those of their tribe who have not done so before the ratification of this treaty shall immediately thereafter remove to and permanently settle in the Creek country. ARTICLE III—It is mutually agreed by the Creeks and Seminoles that all contested questions between the two tribes concerning the right of property growing out of sales or transactions that may have occurred previous to the ratification of this treaty shall be subject to the decision of the President of the United States. The leading feature of this treaty is a studied effort to ignore the Exiles whom Gen. Jessup had promised should be secure in their lives and property, and had so stipulated in the articles of capitulation of March, 1837. Nevertheless, the Exiles seem to have relied on the third article of this treaty, trusting that the President would do what wasright,and pressed on all sides to accede to terms of pacification both Seminoles and Exiles signed the ti'eaty as the best alternative that lay before them. This treaty was kept from the public nearly two years. The Creeks and Seminoles had once been one tribe, but they had separated and been two distinct tribes for nearly a century. They had often been at war with each other, and the government had employed Creek merdeoarles to During the summer and autumn both Seminoles and Exiles became residents within Creek jurisdiction, and the treaty whereby the Semiuoles and their allies were to have a reservation to their own separate use forever was of no consequence to the " great father" at Washington. No sooner were the Seminoles and Exiles located within Creek jurisdiction than the Exiles were claimed as the legitimate slaves of the Creeks. To these demands the Seminoles and Exiles replied that under the last treaty the President was to decide all questions arising between them. The demands were therefore certified to the President for his decision. But this sitting in judgment, on the right of man to his liberty, was assuming more responsibility than was agreeable to the President, and the claims remained undecided. Meantime the impatient Creeks began to threaten violence, and the Exiles confident that the government would fulfil its stipulations to protect them and their property repaired in a body to. Fort Gibson and demanded protection of the general in "command of that post. That officer had no doubt of the obligation of the United States to give them protection, and accordingly directed the whole body of Exiles to encamp upon the land belonging to the fort, assuring them that no Creek would dare set his foot upon it to molest them. Thereupon the whole body encamped about the fort and were fed from the public stores. Soon as the general could asoertain all the fhcts he reported to the War Department the situation, the claims the Seminoles and Exiles made for protection under the capitulation with Gen. Jessup; also the claims set up by the Creeks for the enslavement of the Exiles. This state of things seemed to perplex the President; yet according to the last treaty he was bound to decide on all disputed questions between the Creeks and Seminoles. But he now referred the matter to Gen. Jessup. Gen. Jessup, without waiting to answer the President's communication, at once wrote to the commander of Fort Gibson that, according to the terms he made with the Exiles they were "free and entitled to settle by themselves in the Western country, and to be protected by the United States. Mr. James K. Polk, the President, was himself a slaveholder, and he could not understand Gen. Jessup's terms of capitulation, and so he wrote the general for a more explicit statement of facts. The general now stood up like a man and wrote the President a long letter, in which he said: " I, as commander of the army, and in the capacity of representative of my country, solemnly pledged the national faith that they (the Exiles) should not be separated, nor any of them sold to white men or to others, but be allowed to settle and remain in separate villages, under the protection of the United "" But with even this plain President could not form an opinion, but still shirking his responsibility he referred the matter to the Attqjmey-General, a Virginia- slaveholder, and he decided " the Ei&lutlve Could not interfere in any manner to protect them as stipulated by Gen. Jessup, but must leave them to retire to their towns in the Indian territory where they had aright to remain." : As th*y bad no other lands, no other cdiintry, anduo other homes, Abraham; Wild Cat, Louis, and many of the lea<k ing^ men among the Exiles, decided that m to the towns above-mentioned and l-pside upon the lands to which they were entitled. For a time they were unmolested, but at length a slave-dealer from the States appeared among the Creeks and offered one hundred dollars for each Exile they would seize and deliver to him. The temptation was too great to be resisted, *and some 200 Creek warriors made a descent upon the Exiles and seized seventy and delivered them over to the slaveholder, who paid them the stipulated price. The agent of the Seminoles, when he learned the outrage, repaired to the nearest Judge in Arkansas, and obtained a writ of habeas corpus. The Exiles were brought before this Judge, and the agent explained the terms made with Gen. Jessup, the treaty, and the opinion of the Attorney-General that the Exiles were free and entitled to liberty; but the Judge decided that they belonged to the Creeks by reason of terms made with Gen. Jessup and the Creeks who were serving in the Florida war, and he turned them over to the slave dealer who took thein to New Orleans and sold them in the slave market. In their present position the Exiles saw that slavery or death awaited them ; and on the 10th of September, 1850, Abraham, Wild Cat, Louis, and about 300 Exiles started for Mexico, a land where no slave clanked his chains. When the Creeks learned that these Exiles had started for the land of freedom they collected a party and started in pursuit. They came up with them on the third day. But WildCat and Abraham and their experienced warrior,s were not to be surprised. They were ready for liberty or death. Their nerves were steady, their aim was fatal; aud the Creeks fled leaving their dead on the field. The Exiles reached and crossed the Rio Grande, continued far into the interior, where they and their descendants remain free. In conclusion, the writer and compiler of these sketches would say, that the half has not been told. If the memory of Osceola, and of the Florida war, is to be preserved in our school histories then " let justice be done, though the heavens fall." In the late rebellion the writer served in the Union army, and he went with his regiment through a part of Florida where the foregoing scenes were mostly enacted, and as he marched along his step was lighter and his heart was stirred with emotions of pride as he reflected how differently the United States troops were then engaged from what they had been nearly half a century earlier. . 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