This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802. Excerpt: ... men..-..." Lewis would have replied; but his father., impatient at his long ab-. sence, sent for him; and, as he had come to a determination to Jet Lewis follow his own impulse, he had expressly forbidden the mothers to make the least mention of Mary. Not a word, therefore, passed-on the subject, and every one'remained certain in his own mind that Lewis was the seducer of that interesting young woman. CHAP. XI. HEROIC FRIENDSHIP THE ASYLUM Young Burckard spent the night in extreme agitation. The misfortunes of Sellhoff and Mary affected him as Vol. i. H much wiuch as if they had been his own. At ix o'clock, the next morning, he went to Mr. Sievers; but what was his surprize to find a senator, with some police officers, entering the house almost at the same time as he! At sight of them, the mother shrieked with affright; the father sat as if thunderstruck, on his bench, and Mary, the wretched Mary, threw herself on her mother's neck, where she kept a fast hold, as if fearing she should be torn away from it. "What is the matter?" asked Lewis. "What is your business here, Mr. Senator i" "That is nothing to you," answered the magistrate. "I come here at the suit of Mr. Jerom Christopher Sellhoff, (the young man's uncle....)"--" Sir, this interests every feeling man. See and contemplate the;..... effect effect produced by your presence."--' 1 come to fulfil the duties of ray office, and examine whether that young woman has not offended against the.,..".---." I hope you will not proceed to that examination. What has justice to do with it?"--" Young man, you had better be silent; do not disturb me in my functions, or leave the house. That girl has debauched a young man of noble family; she has seduced him from his duty, doubtless in hopes he should enter into a ...
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