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Invisible Armor

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General Schuyler was one of tho American officers in the army which lought for our freedom. He figured I largely in those stirring sceDes which took place on tho Hudsonand Mohawk rivers, when the Engüsh generáis hired the Indiana to come and fight on their side General Schuyler had great 1 fluence with red men. They loved and ieared him ; so the English wished he was out of the way ; and as he did not get 6hot on the field of' baltle, a plot was hatched to waylay and murder him. Two men were picked out to do this bloodly deed, an Englishman and an Indian. Tbe day and time were set; they shouldered their rifles, and 'ook I their stand behind a dump of trees ! which he had to pass on bis way home. After waiting and w'atcning some time the General hove in sight He was on horeeback and alone. Now, or never 1 They took aim. In a minute more tho General would have been a deud man. At tbat instant the Indian knocked down the Engliehman's gun crying, - " I cannot kill him; I have eaten his bread too often !" The General rides on unharmed ; he has buckled on an invisible armor stronger thau brass, and he is safe. What was it ? The armor of friendly actions. The General had often ! lieved tbe distrosses of the poor red meu ; he had led thern when hungry. and clothed tbem when naked ; and now British go)d cannot buy up the gratetul mernory of his kindnoss, as it melts the murderer's heart. " I cao't kill him; I have eaten hiu bread too often !" O ! what power there is iu friendly actions. They not only make you friends, but disarm your euejaies. Rowland Hill said once to some people who had come into bis chapel to avoid tho rain, " Many people are to be blamed for making religión a cloak; but I do not think those rauch better who make it an umbreüa." The flovv of capital to the cibies is said to be so largo that the trouble is to find employraent for it. Seventeen thousand votes were cast at the recent election in Arkansas; only two 'hundred agaiüüt tbe new coustitvtroa


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