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,rm, ootu yx it. t .ii ! to ,..
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cf .f4. W vllrtrd, Imc r 'sow
reporffJ by imw tl ' ot Irf-trJ tbrm.
that U tU aalslwil n tt ffom V Ofi'tnl J;
a that ab tie fcf'y rwolvrl '
tempi tototnr! her to the toramiaHeo of titm
MWVWtU Kh added, that aha wooU
rtlirtt tttn cave th tavtia of birm'.eaa
Tbl rnoujh. r"mh ner P md the Hishop.
Two Bona instantly Ml open tUe Jw"C man
iM U ;w,i ft . o c
rtms'iSrr lie MfeM positions of the eouo
it'. I t1o annn ibe moit if tW committee.
...r.! in ll.r Cbambtr f IVrfi on the ftlli of
Vu nffl iheuhr fUw far Ibil House
concurred in tit opinion f tlt CbawUr of Depti-
Mr. Liring.tcn has Irft Paris, wiihot mltlng
f..r ib ot .f the Chamber of Peer, leaving .Mi
lUrtnn as Cbarre T affairs. The letter by tatiicii
l, atcrdiied him to the I'teuth Gommnrul, t
I .V.k.na.t. ..f Ami!. Vmi 1 1ll find rop ul II
i soli mocJ.
! In a note JI J "7il, Mr Lniujrslon aulgna r
th rr ff Jrpitturp, the flUnte otkcr.tsl !jr
. m.AJ.rt to lHOCr. ct'Mi tr the Hu. ,rtt rncfKJ"T"i'Wf nt in rtUiion t . rrw..u
rkr weptt t f xceotf Uf r.tr. jtmeeuftbe ISih.in lnclit!ul MioiMcr, cfcbly
JHjr tlH inimulnci H lh tleorc mbimi-' ,D ordr:ii ftnm l Ouiwiinient, ilttnundcJ the rx-
r . l.mC Hamr of lt bo tcxA ptt 111 ,Jii.tiou of n cxptctf wn wic f of by MrS.-f-
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.ti i . ..r.jl.. I on t,Mi- tv. tit I krlKno, ,-, he left. That expUnitmh. r, we ill tUow
m - :" ' . ..... t .. 1 . , ...... ...... .1.1 i.
rtnr CPMit'. rtumniT c- .:r.),lrf utx wilMfiir lo uirnmi, u h ihuuiu
KinmoilUon o tb n.b"t " '.a eo.rrn-
iiwnt oftU Umbo nS before tt renewed wiwi i
. IniMtui rehtioo. tb" be Hr W5U,,,
tfJloJijll tl.n utif.rtofi;o inierpreutn.ru io
bich ll'f .Mcpr hJ pnf"
Such l in fd oJ in tubiunco the emirif
whirb the Kinrndmrnt mtrwiuccd by tbe Clumber
ofDrputir b pointed out to tbo (Sot eminent
.I'ch Ibn counr li.eblba (ienimrnt inlen.led
li Ue poiueii,eteii if the l ! not "'""Je it tbeir
.NVterilicJepf It i spint thi ctitr,o nimple,
io iru.i.blc, ilit Mr l.imulon cein to uim. i
prtt't before In nd.
7 le contMrd in our ml.
il rli'btnl In It
Atx tfcifftt ftwrit. Hut bote ill
t'lbtm pfewnt. o! ibae ll Hstrnii fieodt I cter
Mir, 1 tbtnV titit llfpotile l,,e m,", J'l'0,,
r. She itped tn tbo horrid UU vtllb all lc
Htr r.4 iMsirxM frt-m cb'ice this mott rcoltiu;
to b -rformed. Kbe titd the Rijr.foieed
it tnto tbe mnith of tbe pool nun, nd u bpn It
fite4 Utiii her extended jw, mu 10 keep
then open it their c"1"1 lib!o diklince, took
bold cl the itrp ftten-d t etch end of the itiek
eroed them Vhml tbe helplen bed of the vielim
ikl fr in. wlion e oiinolte tbsll "ve rc
erned lh which wc lisvc a right 10 expect.
Annexttl re cpit of the U o liittcx of the Ifllli
On Ihc "5ih Mr I.iiiijrton hxd ddn-.i"d to me
third note of prcxl UliRth, III which. whllt he
foibcm msrked illm'wn lo tbo amendin til intro
duced by Iho Clumbur of Deputies, he fully cntorn
into Hi principle ind probtble conequenccii,ii)ou
r.r ti.m lit- r.dinrr llmt naner. As Inn"
the tinendroent but a cimplo project, the ini-
nJ drew them tight tbroog-li th loop piepired , tilte of uhich did not even bolunj; to the Gcnern
a ftitfrinp. i
The bed which hid tl ji xleoe in one put ol
tha roam, remjiied there ; thouch lh acreen,
hleh hid utually been placed before it and a
mid of thick mualin ith only nn creuce ihrooph
vhlch a perion behind might lookout, hid been
folded upn IU blnjea iu tho form of a V. and
placed in a totner. On tbe bed the prisoner ra laid
with her fiee opward ind then bound ilh cord,
an ibtl abe could not movi. In in iiiftinl inolh
er bed wi thrown tipen her. One of tho Prieala,
turned Houin ipranj like a fury first upon tt, and
tam?fd open it with all hu forcrt. He wf pee.
!itv followed bv tbe nuni until tbere n a miny
upon the bed a could find room, and all did what
they could, not enly to amother, but to bruiie her.
Some atood up and jumped upon the poor girl with
their kctea, and olheia in different way teemed
to aeek how they mijht beat beat the breath out of
her body, and mangle it without coming in direel
contact with tt, or aecinj the eflecia of their vio
lence. Durinj thu lime, my fcelinga were almoat
too alrong to be endured. I felt atupified and
acarcely aa concioua of nhil I did. Still, foar
for mylclf remained in a uflJnenl degree to induce
me to ionic exertion, and 1 atlempled to talk to
thoie who atood next, partly thai I might have an
excuse for turning away from the dreadful eccne.
After the elapae of fifteen or twenty ycara miu
utef, and when it u piciumed that the auflerer
had been amothered, and crushed to death, rath
er Bonlo and ihc nuna eeaacd to trample upon her.j
and ttepped from the bed. All was motionlcta and
titcnt beneath it.
They then began to laugh at auch inhuman
thought! aa occurred to tome of them, rallying
rich other in ths moat unfeeling manner and ridicu
ling m for the feuliti!! which I in ain endeavor
ed to conceal. They alluded to the reiignation of
our murdered companion, and one of them taiin
Hm.lr .aid. "She would lnvc made a good Catho-
he maitvr." After ipcndinir eomc momenta in Mich
comcc.alion, one ofthcin aaked if the corps ahould
be rcmornd. Tht. Superior aaic it nail belter re
.r.ln a litiln while. After waitlnc a (hoit time
longer, tho feather bed was taken otfjttic cord un
loosed, and tho body taken by the nuni and drag
red down ataira. I wa informed that it was taken
into tbo cellai, and thrown unceremoneoualy into
the hole which 1 have already dcacribed, covered
nub a creat quantity of limc.ind afterwards prin
klid with a liiucd. of the orpperlica and name of
which I am icnorant. Thu linucd I hava seen
poured into the hole from largo bottle", after the
necka wcie broken otT, and have heard that it I
nacd in I'ranco to preveni the effluvia riting from
1 did not toon recover from the shock caurcd by
this icene 5 iodcen it atill recurs to me, with moat
cloomy imprcatioof . The next day l hero was a
melancholy aspect over everything, and recreation
time pined in the dulleat minner ; ecarctly any
ll.lnzwia and above a whiaper.
1 never heard much slid afterwards about St
Thfi crueltica oft time practiced upon tho nuns
even nhen murder was Lot committed are rente
aentcd to have been such as to Impair health and
endacoer life. Miss Monk gives the names of ma
cr of th nens and many ol the prieata ; and re
latei othrr circumatancei so minutely in regard lo
the structure and interior arrangements of tho Con
rent, that it cannot be difficult to prove whether,
or not, she hai ever rcided within its walls.
so, the only remaining question respects tbe credi
bihty of ler testimony, we airpect 11 will
fouod that there is a great deal too much truth in
th whole of her narrative.
Relation! with France.
THE -SUPPKESSED LETTER."
iMler clii rfatt dt limbic to M. Pagtol.
Paul 17th June, 1835
Si, TLcto no loogcr exists oo our part any
i&Uc!e to the entire accompliihrcent of the treat)
coivcluded oa tbe 4th of July, 1331, between France
and the U. S. Tbe project of law relative to tbe
indemnities reciprocally stipulated by thai treaty,
aAer baring successfully parsed the two Chieibera,
has receited tbe royil sanctions.
I aay on our part t fur for every thing now do
panda on the V. Slates ; it belongs to them lo re
rooia tbe oiJy obsUcle that still sub.t.ts. XJjr vir
tue of a clause inserted In Art. lt by tbe Cham,
ber of Deputies, the French Government must de
fer making the payments sgreed npon, until tint
f the United Slates shall have eiplaioc-d the true
fncaijnjt and real purport of divers passages marr
ied if tin President of tbe Union in his Meiatge
i the cp&bt,' of the last tion of Congress, U at
arbith all Foei at tbe Crat asct vtaa justly t.f
ftaded. The Qotartiiseu harinf dtscoicreJ notliiag in
that clana ai striartce wjlb it own sentiments, or
lU ctur bcb tl bid iBlcoJad to pursue, tbe
men!. 1 thought ptopcr to abstain from entering in
to any controversy on thi subject w ith the minis
ter ft a foreign tiovernmeut. Now tint that pro
ject has become a law by the concurrence cf the
two Chsmbcrs and the sanction of thn King, it is
my duty lo justify it against objection which arc ut
I ahall first recall a ft-w facli".
The project of a law relative- to the execution uf
the Treaty signed ou tho ltli of July, ladl, had
been presented three times lo tho Chamber of Dep
uties, hi : Ihc 5th of April, 1333 tho 11th vf
Jan. of tht) J ears following, when it vvaa I ejected
by a majority of eight vote on tho first of April
The oewn of its (ejection wan known al IVuali
ington on tbo Gilt of May, through n packet which
sailed from Liverpool on the Oth of April
On tho 4th of Juno Mr Serruricr informed the
Secretary of State, that tho King' Government
had determined to preaent anew the project of law
at the next session of the Chambers'. Tho loss of
the bill havin? occasioned the rnaicnatinn of the
Minuter who had signed it, 'ind this circiimxlnncc
hniiiL' caused different changes in the Cabinet, the
Government could not definitely adopt that deter
iiunatioii until tho dth of April. Tho hrig Lo Cu
irasiticr, bearer ol new instructions to Mr Scrrucr,
had moreover met with a long and etormy pas
Al tho exprvas request of Mr McLanc,ihcn Sec
retary ot State, Air Scrrtiricr coiiiinii mealed, the
next day, in writing, tho ilnclamtioti which he had
Iruadv made verbally. His nolo is dated tun Olli
The reply of Mr McLane in of tho U7lh. In
this reply, MrMcLnie states in e.vpreas termp, in
the nnmo of liia Government, that the President of
the United States irW reht on the assurances Mr
Srrruritr lias brm tiutruttrd lo give Aim, and in
irii7 hereafter icith ennAdtnet fur the anneal that
is In be nt'irfe lo the new Chamber.
Mi Sorruricr, in his note of the Oth of June, had
incidentally observed that il teas the intention of the
French (iovernment to preicnt again the rejecttd law
at as earlu a period m our Constitution would per
mit. That intention was real; our ilrsirc wan em
corct but it naturallv followed from iho very nature
und terms of the engagement, that it referred to no
particular and fixed period; that was left depedent
cither upon tho diU'crrnt exigencies of our internal
actuation, or upon the object which both Uovern-
menta were equally biimoiis to obtain.
In tho month of August the Chambers were as-
ectnblcd, but merely for form, and for tho solo pur
po.i of complying with tho lorty-second article of
the Charter. So project of law was either prcacn
led or (liscuttcd
Mr Livingston at Paris, and the President of the
U. H. at Waishingtiui, having ecemed to regret
that opportunity of this accidental meeting had
not been embraced in plate again before the Cham
bora the project of a law relativo to the Treaty of
the 4th of July, it was easy to mako thc-in under-
stana mat in acung wun mat precipitancy. vc
would not only hive departed from all established
usages, but compromised instead of hecuring tho
passage ol tho law.
The samo considerations were very naturally
opposed lo the icqueat made at a subsequent peri
od by Mr Livingston, fur a special session in the
fall, T hat Minister must no dnubl have urged
them with his government, sincn the latter showed
itself entirely convinced of their validity and just
Tho ew Secretary of Slate, Mr Forsyth, said
in the month of Oct. to Mr Scrrurier, 7V Pi
dent really ursdenlandt uhy thu Inuinees has not
been taken vp al the opening of the teuton in .turruit;
he eon r.ote account for the fact that tht demand made
by Mr IAvingstcn uf special session in the fall was
declined. -Mr 1 orsyth, it is true, added that the
President could not understand why the corn oca
: lion cf the Chambers had been delayed until the
last daysol December, instead of the beginning of
tnatmontn. Hut mat observation falls before tho
fact, tint, by concurrence of particular circurn
stances on which it would be useless to dwell, this
meeting of the Chambers did in reality lake place
on tbe 1st of Dec
Nothing consequently could prepare the French
Government for the Isuguage of tho Mcaaagu sent
ny tne rrctiuem to emigres. Wo were aware
that that .iIoage .vould conta n a statement of
tbe transactions connected with the treaty of the
4lh of July. Mr. Forsyth had on the 10th of No
vember given aolice of it to Mr Scrrurier. Hut
Mr Forsyth hid at the same time informed that
.MidisW, thai the President would limply advic
Congress to tut for the decision of the Chambers
lilt most tbco hive been our astonishment
when Ibe Message reached this aide of tho Atlan
tic ! An4 could it be expeclod that the French
Government, after having fulfilled the double duty
of satisfying n own dignity by recalling ns Minis.
ler from aibiugton, and of redeeming the faith of
IIOLSE Fhipat, Jan. 22.
Mr CambreleliL' rose and aaltl, .Mr Speaker, I
mutt ask the indulgence oflhe House for one mo
ment to notice an altack'unde on me in one of the
morning piiT of this city totliy.
The chair said it could only te uouc uy tne unan
iinoui consent of the Housm.
No objection waa made ; and
Mr Cainbtclcni' procrciicd. Mr speaker, mo
attack I would not notice were it not, sir, that it is
an ailaci. ulso upon this House, and involves the
question now before the Senate of the U. States.
That attscl , that the remarks I made upon the
three millions appropriation bill at the last session
were not tiobliahefl until alter the adjournment oi
Congiess, following it up with the insinuation that
these rennrka never were made. It is not my pur-
oose. nr. Dn a nncbiion liku this, when I have so
much hiL'lcr name, to run a lilt with the Editor of
thu Unites' States Telegraph. I merely notice it
tn pronounce the fitnlcnicnl and the insinuation both
fnlae, and to stale that when tho opportunity noes
arrive to discuss this question, there would not only
bo found one, but nioro than one member ur
this House, not only on one side, but on both aides
of the House, xho will vindicate the proceedings of
this House in relation to that bill, Irom the attacks
of the other body.
Tho Speaker eaid it was not in order to allude
to the other body.
Mr Adams asked the conrcnt of the House to
submit a resolution in connection with tho subject.
Tho resolution was read for tho information of
tho House, as follows :
ltesolvrd. That fo much of tho message oflhe
President of Iho United States to Congress nt the
commencement of tho present sps&ion as relates to
the failure nt the la?i session of Congress of the bill
containing tho ordinary appropriation fur fortifica
tions, be referred to a bclect committee, with in
structions to inquire into and report to the House
the causes and circumstances of the failure of the
Objection being made, Mr Miller moved to sus
pend the rule of the Houen to enable the gentleman
from Maxsachusotts to offer his resolution.
Mr Vandcrpool asked for tho yens and nays on
the motion to auet.iii ii.. .vliirli wnro order
ed, and were Ayes 129, Nays 09.
Mr Adams then submitted the foregoing resolu
Mr Williams, of North Carolina,moved to amend
the resolution, by giving the select committee pow
er to tend for persons and papers.
Mr Adams rose, and in a speech of about two
hours length, went into a detailed history of the
proceeding of the House on the fortification bill,
and contended thai its failure vvaa not caused by
the House of Representatives. He commented with
great warmth upon the course of the Scnato, in re
gard to the bill, and animadverted upon the recent
debate on that subject in the Senate, ns reported in
the Notional Intelligencer. Mr A. was called to
order by Mr Mercer for alluding lo iho proceedings
oflhe Senate, but was permittod to proceed.
Mr Wise followed with a statement of facta in ro
tation tn the loss oflhe bill, and undertook to prove
that its failura was lo be charged, not upon the
House, and not upon the Senate, but upon Ihc mem
ber from New York, who was chairman of the com
mittee of conference on the part of the House, (Mr
On motion of Mr Peyton, the liouso adjourned ;
Yeas 105 Nuns not counted.
Satuhpat, Jan. 23.
HOUSE. After tho conclusion of Mr Wiae'a
Mr Canibrcleng obtained the floor. Mr C. said
ho had net half a much to Bay upon this subject
as the gentleman frum Virginia, but at tho late hour
of the day ho did not feel dixposcd to go into an ar
gument upon it. It would take some tunc, howcv
cr, to convince the House and the country, of tho
extraordinary mistake that gentleman had inadn.and
nroptiating the autplui revenue, to objccla ..Tpcr. ; un a trtolntloii offered bv Mr. W mrr, of Her.,!,,
nanent national defence, waa taken oP for conMd- and for the nl'J'0'' f. Jul" tr
'"tr Southard addrtaaed the Senile it length, it. : assumed the follow-inR ihipci
oration lo the iraolullon, and co-.ini.ed r-j-.k.ug IteaolveJ, by the Sci.ale and House of Hr-pir...,,
until afier three o'clock, when without eunrludinjf, lativ Hi Cnngreai assembled, 1 l.at the Prosident
he cave wav to a motion for adjournment. ! "f the U. S. bo fculhoilsed to cans ntiona lo tt
HOUSE.' Mr Adau-.i and Mr dishing, of Mas-1 delivered from Iho public sloroa. so Ion as h
aschnaetl. presented aundry peliliona, praying Tor j shall deem it necessary In the iinAMunite sufferers,
the abolition of slavery in the District ur Columbia, who nro unable to proviJe Tor Ihemielvoa, who havs
which originated a discussion that occupied tho , been driven from thoir homea by Indian deproda
whole uflhi. div's scs.ion. li'" 1'lutid, until they ran bo re-catabli.hcd In
TtUsHAf. Jan. 20, 1830. ihcir poweasiona.
SENATE. The Chair pacscnted a memorial Mr. W. aald, that ho w mild not occupy tho ifo
pnrp.r ing to be from the Lcgitlaliiro of the Slnto ; ol tl.o House tinnier man io any now in wst
of Michigan. Mr Hendricks aaid ho knew of no ! Florida 000 families were driven from their hoioes
(iich Slate. He moved lo lay Iho paper on the and hnd ihair povesjioti destroyed in tho progiers
aaHle. i "f a vvsr which had commenced, in conqnctict uf
The memorial vvaa partly read, when . relniona between tho Indian! and ihli governmrni,
Mr King, of Alabama, Intercepting the reading, J and with which the tulleiing inhabitant or lint
urged the proprioly of referring it to the Select country have had nothing to do. Appropriation
committee on this subject, or the committee on the ' had frequently been m ole lo succntit Indiana wh.a
Judiciary. ' in oirctniiM&neen of duttcfa, and he hopod that m
After further debalu, n motion by Mr Kugglea to j member of the hnup, would object to the adoption
strike out the qualification requiring tin memorial oftho re.Mluli.u for the succour of our .own riti.
lo he regarded as from private individuals was lot! j rcu.
by Yeas 12, Naya 30. Mr. F.vtrctt, of Vermont, thdnght thu -reinhi
The motion to refer to a seleel committee, with : tinu should alao make provision for tiie friend;;
Indians now under Iho protection oflhe U. S.
rucli restriction, was then cariicd.
The resolutions of Mr Benton, proposing to ap
propriate the surplus revenue to the cnneliuction
of fortifications for the defence of the country, were
HOUSE. Mr Adams from the committee on
Mr. White .id. that thote Indians l ad ben
supplied out of the public store, in oompliaws
with the pro; it ions of the ttoitv. On tho niylt
ion which thoy heard iho report oflhe mnsiacrcof
I'm U. S. troops, n number of Indians had dcclartj
manufactures, reported o resolution authorising tho j wara;ainst the Instilc, and would act cHricn:1;
War to fell the plates descriptive ol with our troops.
tho growth and manufacture of silks, kc. which
was agreed to.
Mr Wardwell, from tho committee on Revolu
tionary Pensions, reported a bill for the extension
oflhe act for the relief of certain surviving olVicers
and soldiers of tho Revolution ; read twice and
Mr Mason, from tho committee on Foreign Re
lations, reported the following resolution :
Resolved, That on and aller Tuoaday, the 2d of
February, tho several bills for the support of Gov
ernment the naval and military service, fortifica
tions, and the Indian department, after tho hour ol
one o'clock, on each Friday and Saturday, shall
tako precedence in the order of business, end shall
ho considered until tho samo has passed the House
adopted 109 to 80.
On motion of Mr Cambrclcng, tho House resolv
ed iUclf into a committee of the Whole on the
State of tho Union, on the bill making additional
appropriations of $500,000 for the suppression of
Mr White, of Florida, offered a resolution in
structing the committee on military uflTairs, to in
quire into the expediency of rtising a regiment of
mounted riflemen or dragoons to operate againnt
the Indians, if in tho opinion of the President the
public service require it.
Mr White eaid all accounts from Flurida repre- ;
settled the territory to be in a most distressing con
dition. Three entire counties were already desola
ted 1y vlio Indian. Tlioir mimbora wero not known.
and the melancholy information received from tho
inhabitants of thoso counties, ns well ns thu des
truction of the dctachmcut of tho U. States troops,
showed that these men have been equipped for ac
tion for a long time. A portion ofthcin had been
armed by the Government of the United States with
Mr. Pai-.ks, of Me. and Mr Pvrr.o.i, ol i.
jetted lo tho resolution nn tho ground of prrcrdtntr
' Mr Ghooeiv of N. Y, roaoand said: MrSpci.
ur, in the little observation I have had or men an,'
things. I have learned that precedent i oftan utt-J
to restrain our generous impulse?, hut seldom to
impel us to generous action. In the little t;mil
have been here, I have not hern rn much grstlW
with any thing that has occurred, ii 1 have been it ,
the prompt manner in which this house baa atepped ,
forward lo provide mean for carrying on the air l
in Floridn. WhiUt we have been without any oS-
cial information from the Executive department cf
Government whilst the newspapers and tin i
newspapers alone have been discussing the qucitio.i
whether censure should rest upon one of the cV
partmcnts, or upon the commanding officer n
Florida, thU houFC and the other hianch of tli ,
legislature have stepped forward to sustain t!.i
war, although no requisition hai been made by tLe
chief magistrate of the nation. Sir, 1 rejoice tU'.
they have done so.
Mr CitAMnntii.n.No roue to cxphin, and Mr. 0.
yielded the lloor.
Mr. ('.said thai great injustice had been iM
in the newspapers to thu conduct pursued, by l!,t
Departments. The committee of ways and rneiw
had been furnished with tho first communication io
w hich tl cy artcd, by Ihc Secretory of War. Thff
next day received a second communication with t'i
tho documents relating to tho Indian war, urd
which contained all the information that waa it
qutito. The documents hod not gone before tlf
public which was an extraordinary circnm.ilinff
Thoy certainly wero sent by tho committee to thn
house and ought to have accompanied tho bill, anJ
been printed und rent lo tho senate. If they Ini
tho erroneous impression oa to the reniissncn J
tho department of the Executive, it would not Ut
a vinvv of their going to tho west of tho Mississippi gone into the newspapers. Il was not Iho fiat ;
river, and another portion had received arms from of tho Executive, or ot tho committee oiwavs snj
smugglers and others. Mr W. knew that the nuni- means that this had not been done,
ber of Seminole Indians had been greatly undcrra- Mr. Gru.Nor.n resumed: ICthe gentleman hid
ted, and it was kno'-vn there wero not less than 12 j listened to mo a little longer, ho would havo !;
or 1500 men, who had captured already about 250 j covered that t intended no censure upon tho Eie
slaves, and those slaves who would not operate cutive; but as he has chosen to challenge mc t)J
with them they intended to transport to the Island Bpeak, I do ray that tho history ot this niuon rtn
Now the first question was, what was the best
modo of putting en end to those disorder?. It was
impossible to draw tho militia in the Southern
States this season, nor in the spring of tho year ;
and if the Indians wero not entcrcly Biibjugatcd be
fore the warm season, it would then bo rendered
impossible. He believed that in the course of three
or four weeks, a sufficient force riiight beiralsed. to
put an end to these hostilities by June or July; and
if these troops should bo unemployed, he understood
that other poitions of tho United States wanted
them at that time. Information had been received
by the Secretary of War, that tho Creeks wero iu
a very troubled state. Ho could assure tho House
that the whole territory of Florida would be deso
lated in a very abort timo, unless tho Indians were
repressed. Under these circumstances, he hoped
there would bo no opposition to the amendment.
He believed it. proposed tho best and most efficient
means of putting an end to a war, which had olrea
if the House should indulgo him in the motion to cautcd a groat sacrifice of lives, both of officers
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Goncral Clinch. Mr W. hnd himself received let
(era from officers at Tarnpa Bay, stating that the
attack was made by no less a force than eight hun
Mr Vandcrpool begged to inquire if the amend
ment of the gentleman from Florida, had Iho con
sent of the Secretary of War.
Mr. White believed it would have, nnd pledged
himself to withdraw it when the bill came into tho
House if il had not.
Messrs. Ashley, Riploy, and Underwood, oppos
ed the amendment, and after a few worda in its
favor by Mr. Glascock, Mr. White withdrew it.
Air Shields then moved an amendment authoris
ing the rresidcnl ol tuo United States to accept i
the services of one thousand volunteers, for the j
period of nine mouths; which after aomo remarks
Craig, and !
adjourn, he would take tho first opportunity that
might he afforded him to vindicate himself. Not, j
sir, said Mr C. to reply. I shall not try so much i
to reply to the gentleman from Virginia, as I shall
to reach that gentlbinan who first bciian this war 1
upon mo at thn close of tho last session of Congress. I
W hat tho gentleman Irom Virginia has stated is no I
novelty, because, ur, it has been iu every nppoai-1
lion paper throughout Ihc Union for more than 12 I
months, and when that timo arrives, I shall ahow a
document to the gentleman from Virginia, publish-
cditi the city of Philadelphia, r.l tho timo when an
honorable Senator was in Iho city of Philudelphia,
pronouncing oiio of the stories current to bo une-
jiiivocally false. I ar.nouco thus much, air, to aliow
the House that my object is to reach that Senator
in the various attacks he has made, which began
j present nothing like the silence which has exii'! ,
on this suujcci. i uo say tnai wnnc una nan ,
been ringing ith plaudits upon one ndminiitration, 4
and whilst wo have been called day after day t
hunt up the bones and dead quarreh here whilst
your sotll'sinenia have been loid waale and dcio'.Hr, v
no communication has heen made to this house in g ,
branch of the government. Whatovcr informaw j&
you havo, even upon the gentleman's own sli"
ing, is a letter from the Secretary of War to th
chairman oflhe cotmnittco of ways ond means.
Mr. Camdremkc: That letter conlainod all tbt
Mr. G. resumed: I am not afraid nftho prefw"
to be furnished by this resolution. In logialiiinj
for a suffering people, I want no precedent but tht:
u.l.ifli mr erenlnr liaa imnlanted In mV bosom. I
do not believe that we sit here with the sympa p
of our nature chilled and frozen by the mere f" &
of the oath which wo huve taken; I do not bclicv r
that our dutv requires that they should be
chilled and frozen. I believe that Iho existence
this government depend upon its extending m
fostering hand to the unfortunate wherever .1 '
bo done within tho limits oflhe constitution. Es
pecially should this be the case, where the
crB reside within a territory, nnd havo no iti'-
government to which they can look for succor.
After some fuither dobate, Mr. Rkvsolm,
Illinois, called for tho previous question; and tl
house Ecenndcd tho call.
And the main qMoalion, "shall the resolution b
I engrossed for a third reading," was then pat K
i decided ill the affirmative; ayes 178. iioce 11.
I So tho resolution was ordered to a third
ing; und on motion of .Mr. Wiiiti:, tho taid rci'J11
tion was read a third lime and paued.
Rut at an early hour the house adjourned.
Navt. The present Navy of thi U.
tht'sr iiicnmmitiion an l tlif in ordinary
he fitted out at short notice, com.s's ot
Vi ships of the line, carrying
15 sloops of war 3t 1
Thrre arenow buiUin, at Porlsa-ouUi on ,hir '
tlielirip; at Charlcstowu in Maiiachuirttii
sir; at Washinxlun. oue frirrate. aod at NtiWa.
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br tbe Chamber of Deixities. was carrteJ oa the) pronnation r.eccs.arr to ike rnmnlMmn r il- rvn.
J7lb u it Chamber cO" Parrs, I harewiih inaexj ventlon of tbe 4th of July, after baring tendered
v'. trp.ss ith ineassjian.H it That daMiian ' Lj M . 'r f h V H, hu tat.rt-'.Si i
here, tnd were afterwards followed un in Plnladol
phia. I, air. shall disguise no fact, nor shrink from tfru,n O. Johnson, Shiolde,
any responsibility. "Let the galled jado wince, my j White, of Florida, was negatived.
withers are unwrung." Mr Speaker, I move that ' The committee then rose and reported the
the House do now adjourn. , without amendment to tho House, and it was
Tho motion waa agreed to, nnd Ihe House ad-! ,cred 10 uc cgrosaed and read a third lime.
journed. The bill having been engrossed, wu then read
Mosuav. Jan. 9.1 Ibird time and passed.
SENATE. The Hon. Wm. D. Ewing, the now I Mr' White, ofFlorida, by consent, submitted i fr'5l amlono lm vti.el; at Philil'lphis, e
Senator from Illinois, took his teat. 5 loiiovving resolution, which vvaa aereed tot u ""aM : "MP". snip oi m ur.o ".
Mr Webster prcnted a memorial rwpectinj ! Resolved, Tint the committee on military Af-
compcnaations allowed to inspectors and other effi- ',r " niatructed to enquire into tho expediency
ccra of the customs; which waa referred to the ! 01 organizing a regiment of mounted riflemen or 1 Obucaji. Extra. Tbe.V. Y. Commtrcisl A!
committee on Comracrcp. 1 dragoons to ojrsto against the Indians, if in the tiier aDDojnws on tha authority of a lain r fr.-m
The bill providing for the increase of the corps J opmioo of the President tho public aervico requires ' ia:tiiai lh, j,,,,, of j,, John )owoloe, ( thr l-
ui inn uuiira oiaics L,oznicv-ia, waa orccrca io a . I,.. . ..:. .;,:. r..i. i f... nir
imrd rcacing, Mr. H.pley a.ed the consent ol the House to W(mlh oa Becout cf b.. ct. rPiGtio. U. I
The bill providing 'or the better organization of .ubni.t a resolution of similar chancier. I TU h . bi.j.hy not r
the corp. of Topographieal Lngioeers, waa ordered i Tho'Senate did not nt on Friday or Saturday. Wa.Mr Hiir.. The IV.iJ.ot fiaconWI.Ut, U
fr a third reading. The HOUSE, on Friday, w occupied in con- ,i.u,hl by soma .l,,t h. will han-of nb hv. U,
un motion OI .Mr vvnn!. " iMaratioti ornnvate bl la. . .t r
;no Ks.-.tica inMotft by lf B.-ton foi sF t On Satutday, nearly ths entire day w,t rpnt , rhiirrrt .t rC t. ry u Sr-'r.