Thank God! we have In our country "neithÃ©r poverty nÃ¶r ricliesj n the E-j ripean acoeptation of these terrns. We have none of those overgrown fortunes which accumulate in particular families enormous wenlth, placing underlheir conirol large reyions of f'ertile lands, wiih all those who inhabit thctn; and ihus redering the mass miserable, thnt the few may live in luxury. I content myself withsta ting the f ets as they exist, without comtnent or repronch; neiiher seekihg to investÃgale the cause, nor to sugcst a remedy. As one of the phases of human life, an American niay bc well anxious to olservc the condition and nnnners of hijjh Eufopeari society, and to describe fhein for his countrymen. But the descripiion ii faithfal, will eontain much more for winning fhan for imiiation. When contnited wilh the e.xtrerniiy of'penury and wretchcdness uiiich every where meet the eye. ihe present tendency of the insliluvkms" ol Europe, whelher ontinenlal or insular, presenta a subject of pninful reflection to the foreign travelier, and I should tbink a serious alarm to every lover of goed order, and to every well wisher of human nature. In faflt European society isa volcano, prepared at any moment for an Ã©rÃ¼piion.wiÃtch tnay bury bencaih Ãts lava the hnppiness of generations. The e vil, in truili, lies far deeper than mere appearances indÃcale. Political ins.'ituliÃ¼ns cerlnii:! v require regeneraron, a bettoradaptation (Ã³ the present siate Ã³t society, and to the prevalent opiniuns of the world; a system tÃf l'egÃslrÃtibn and admjmstrntiÃ¶ft, not in the intereses of the few who govern, bu; SÃ©Ã¨'krog ihe general welfare of tho enÃire comrnunuy. ' But beyond this, there are cau?c3 in operatiou which laws cannot rcach, and which governm!n!s, if ihoy can cffeci. cannot ccnlrol. PropcrÃy is Too uncqoally divided,p(ipulalion presses too ciosely upon subsistenco; empioyinent is too often vvan(ng, and too iusufricienÃÃy patd; and penury and misery are the eotiseqnence?. Life, in advance, offers to thc laborini men nothing but, a perpetual siriif.'Ã¼le to procure the means of subsi3tence, atid (he. prospect of catly dccrepilude, and of death n 80mc den of wretchedness, fulilic or j private. The extremity ofsutTering which the oÃd woild exhibits, is beyond ihe reich i oÃ an American irnafiination to conceive. Ã shnil confine myselfÃo a single fact. ] passed the last suinmer ai VersciÃ¼cs. where the commanding-general pul at my disposnion a sunsoiiiuer to accompany tne in my waiks, :md to point out various local itics worthy of particular observation at ihat seat of wontiexs. He was a very intelligent man, and l.ve!l educated; ana Ã owe to his conversation much knowledge oftho true conditian ofihe thmga in ihe internal economy of Baiance. iÃ¯e was fro'tn iho neighborhood of Amiens, and his father wasa small proprietor. I asked him, one day, what was the usual breakfast oflhe laboring pcoplc in that part of l!ie country. lio said, uplen ty of wjter, and a piecs of ammunitionbread rubbed with onionl;'