Through the past year, M. de Lamartine has published a monthly journal, called The People's Counsellor, |Le Conseiller du Peuple
.| Each number of this journal contains an Essay, by him, on some specific subject, of pressing interest to the French people, -- generally, some political subject.
As a companion to one of these numbers, he published the Essay which we here translate. We have thought that its interest and merit are by no means local; but, that it will be read with as much interest in America, as in France.
EDWARD E. HALE,
FRANCIS LE BARON.
Worcester, Mass. March 7, 1850.