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K-UoearRs rf bis rs--f tUt We tthKed
t:iitrHMj4y to m of the reWet irnMit nbwb -
-re, aett.lcJ the rstrM-..rur fttldro ,
min-eft in our on a lcJld bribers, tt P
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iJ IhIi iJ trmr-rrsltlf. AftJ. ri tbe rI i
crel li. tbe ra tb Cwtaaii'te on Frtrrtsn At ,
fi did uol rrport oovr out until lb lt moment,
ksJ tVn la tb form of tbtt thro millions amend-
.J. u that ! rt-tirmin fMr C t dsieJ r.ui
report oocMet totUn of lb people on the one!
. lA iK wu.criU President on the other t I
Wbta wc ktt wlljr. thoorh counter to (be I'ff.i-
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at, tb yrtUn rclwuni to tb Kncti ; rJ
Uo tijr tbiag wrooj; t J io. bo luutrrby hm
tb BtC U no-U .5i tbe i pfU'Ht to fcer
ll tb iu of"iL pi' )'' to Kbteh tS-r ' "
fuft tooorUiW, r, prolt m to rtply briefly
to tbja gmtUnaa from VunebMcttt f Mr Aitm.)
Tht cotttotMi ptolett with jmt pm?bi, -gtitm
tU ucbwUon oficophincy ni rotn wor
hla to Otscrtl Jckot I Wo hirn filkt opon
ilrns tlmo. Tb timet ba? tnotutrooily thin
(Zi anl torn of a hv cbtnftd with thffa. f
m frMsentlT tt lwt ir. to drtrtmine wbicb rUc
tthf iof1kin tdt jcntlttntn i on. At tbo lot
ctilon, lie mi do one iperch for wir, anntlitr for
i4e,notbrr for wtrtsiin ; nd tt lait 1 Ihoiiglii
I w tboiit right. It bi litply bn id, ind I
Ulicc be utberlpd tt by i Icttsr to the ccntle
minfrani It. ItltmJ.fMr IViicr,) tint li hi clun
gfd bl p-ililickf oner iimrr in bm Utter di).
If to, ir, I fl.tll be plid of It, for be lit bad the
fortune alwaya, I bellcte, to prmtratc l.n own
frteodr. 1 tball iejoi:e, nr, for anotber.tbe beat ev
idence of Virginia, North Carolint, (Scorgia, and
all the Democratic Statci all the old democratic
party where the old federal Stato and Hartford
Contention ledrliata are rallying ! I belie tc no
mi a knovrt oun kind better t lien the honorable
gentleman from Mariachutetta, and I know there
ia a great change, aomehow or other, in the old
Jackinn party. Sir. a new fanplrd democracy haa
prunp up, and renejado federaliila, of wboin it
baa been raid that "tbey haunted the prater of audi
men a Hamilton: and Jay likn Vampirca," are notv
among the prcent demucrata in the land !
The gentleman taya bin object in introducing
tt! rcauluttonia to arrive at truth', and to produce
harmony between the two Humes of Conpres.
Rlr, I fear hia mean will defeat bia end. He "ill
by thla reolutlon,rcanima(c and arm the dead Hec
tor, once, he ), dragged i run ml the walla of this
rapitot by the victorious Archillca. Instead of
an Inquiry after truth, the buiinc a of t lit s commit
tee wilt be to arraign the Senate of tbo U. States
and to break down that body which cannot itatid
much longer. It baa withitood already inure than
I thought it could bear, and I will not consent tn
apply another catapulto, to its walla. The gentle
man will find himself mistaken. Instead of har
mony, be will array House againit Hotiiic,and the
IcgiiUlIre department, divided agalml itself, must
fall. Tbo policy of the executive, when it mean to
consolidate all power in itaelf, will ever be to divide
and conquer. I will not aid tbo executive againnt
Congrett. Instead of being united hc;c, to n innn.
against encroachments of tho executive, it recms
we are to be made ourselves the instruments
and the tools of executive aggrandizement,
Will there neter bo any peace in the land until
every Institution it prostrated to that one 1 I
hope the gentleman does not mean to enlist ua
In the fatal and unprecedented war upon the Sen
ate. Sir, if differed as widely as the polra from the
fientte on tbe aubject of pt difficulties, I would
now, In these fearful timet of consolidating al! pow
er, in the Execollvc.endeavor to becomo reconciled
to that body, and tn meet i. on common ground of J
peace and harmony, and united action. Heboid the
spectacle or the two Housca of Congress wrang-
ln.gtotho destruction of each other, upon the
poini si ui.puie, w,i c to uo savcrcigi ii
enagooo p:eture ot tno executive, wnicn wmanu
irood oleature wtt never irraciouslv made known to I
either: Would that be the Congress which our
father created by tbe constitution to be watchful
and jealous of Executive power 1 Tbey created us
to be a check, to preserve the equilibrum of pow
er, and we are to quarrel tbout which shall yield
most to a department which at best it but co-ordinate
1 I say, air, such a Congress aa some would
mike ut it not the Congrett which the founders of
our government intended; and, when we yield our
jealout independence, the Congrett of the Con
stitution will be dead, dead, dead ! With the pow
er cf appointing the judiciary to decide upon laws,
and with tbe power of controlling, by the bribes of
appointment, tbe legitlatora who are to enact the
laws, tbe President, if he will abuse hit trusts, is
omnipotent, and the government it consolidated in
tbe Executive. Oh ! that I could inspire my fellow
rscmbtra of this House, and the whole American
people, to rise up in time against excessive Execu
tive power! Tbe time has come when etery man
( nHrit. IiTm Ar.d in tlllKlll ud.n llii t.ink m.,A ll.A l
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fur thm aifVlr nfltin nnrrnrni.nl . WhilA fl.Mi i '
Hike, let ut conciliate and cheer
Sir, 1 denounce the attempt to charge the Ion !
of tbe fortificitlon bill upon tbe Senate, on the I
ptrt of those who cuke it, knowing it to be lihe, !
to be 11 bate fraud and imooiition uoon the coun
SPEECH OF MU. EVANS.
0-Oue of tbe ablest speeches decreed in
the House of RtprtMntatltes, on tbe loss of the
Fortification Dill at by Mr Etans of Maine.
The following is that portion of it which refers
In J,.b Oulnrr Ad.ln. .ltd I... .n.l.n.nl ....,1
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Mr ebst.r. How cu.ttng and severe !
Tbe booonblt raembpr, with precision of aim
Met let vet noihttif tA doubt at to whom hi
hafts taere sped, and whom be describe! tt 'the
tt, iti.no l you of the, W nor of the lluuu by George W. Hoard and Gustavu. Farley, was
0 nepreuntaUeu. who have sinned .0 gnevou.ly dc,u j , b flrPi UVlJnMliy ;sUl JLl,,,.
gainst the country it. lax. it. constitutions, and C8llrnMB, $5000 Tbe (ire wa. caused by a de-
Die tpitit of Its institutions, but vou. tbe minions ol e u. ..1.1 '
Achilles of tbe Senile, ettays to bring down from . havn passed since the Issl clip came into market
bia high attndiog, one represeuine; bis own com-' donng which time tbe large minofxclunng cs- I
tMBwetllh. with unsurpassed ability, in tbe other tablubmente of the county hate been workin- it in
brer, of tbe Legislature. Tbe attack wat little i to cloth, and setertl large Iota were tent to Uos- I
to bnUa expected from that quarter. A icer.e I too and New York, during autumn and summer,
of disgrtctfsl disorder, tocb as the Speaker tiys 1
be bid Mftr witocsed m 10 yetrs' expenence here 1 Murder. A most horrid murder wat comciilled
MMeat crauru Urn ebembed feeling or th
e.b,r into tbe delw,. fane, of a Inontpb wor-
tby W. tebtaremrot. Hie. .hall not attempt en-
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atatesm. It is
antceTttrv tor ra tt cicast
wr 1 f srd W ! rftffc.wr. 1- '
tr bt wKt, aelid. I. ntin, the
tum m miuinww a.r mm. i
riitt mil Mf mm ill "cwr mil rinnni
iileoirJ. Tl.fr tint) for h in dill new
man etn ob score or Mil them f't" the history of
this country. It bin Wn rjeredingly painful
m tn like xirt, and esprctsll.v tbe pari 1 h'te
taVcn. tti tin debate. lteeiillcptiri of the ttst
i !.-! it.- iu .t ibIdA. (' 'ib I-' 111
radir- almost in ulem-e. Gladl" woilt I hive
(wen .osred tht d. But. eir, when those whom
a , . a , 1 I
I hi.M in W"fHr mill iwiwl bnm tli cimflUJf
IoMii liicbMcb in i' rtiinlln r iimtlp Hip
otitl rf lrk,5d. !' wlttifHl, t hoM
m.("blv rl in mr own irnsi ol'dity, fte I In
ml hi ia. Tbr dy hi nrt Jonji g .e by,
"-(f I n ' Vvc h n-'tv pifc nctlon t thn
attick, nJ itre n': to wr-i'li tl.cy beb nj. p!JI).
y, ruioBly twkinp tbo ni of lliu pnuei(l a' j r
oftbit pnl crrBiion nd iiptMiirr cu conu
tetbn; tJneol tMts3mlnltrtinn, rrtlmc ind
tottrriag 5t dlJ undri tbo tremendong blow of
m rrcwnt ttwighl from tno ennunc icipnn
the oi.th, borpppliinj iho unfiling mppoil ofllmt
same nndannted band. I rcG-r to no proceeding
administration which leaned, and leaned with con
fidnce upon him, an upon a pillar of immovable
strenuht; but I wish tn tell tbe honorable incmbrr
from Mssarhutclts, (Mr Adams,) that nof one of
the friends who now ra'.'y round the object of Ms
attack, will flatter :u hia course. .Xvt one will bo
luki'n in his confidence and nttacbincnt. Wo
hall stand by bun let who will dctcrt let who
will tituperatr. Hut, after all, sir, how little is
there, upon merely perianal considerations and pre
ferences, to justify the feelings of anxiety which we
cannot repress, fur the advancement of any man,
however nble however estimable. Wo nro ad
monished of tbo frailly of hiiinin attachment and
human hopes. How wire is it that tbo future is hid
from our view; thai we cannot lift I he veil which
shut from our observation tho end of our best and
wiser! exertions! Much bow much! of our
ardor might be abated; how might our nrins be
paralyzed, if wc could look beyond tho present
hcur, and behold the fulfilment which the future
holds iu store ! If, sir, I could raise this impene
trable curtain, and luok forward tn tho future as I
can look back upon the past, ardently n I desire,
for the good of our common country and for his
own ftiue, and much as I would now do tn promote
the clcvati'jn of that distinguished etntcsinnn to
the highest places of power every desire might
fail every effort cease. Yes, sir, if I should sec
him descending from that lofty eminence, soured
disappointed, vindictive forgetful of bia own char
acter, and tbo friends who had btood by him in tho
hour of need: if I should sco tho infirmities of our
niture tho lower and baser passions mustering
and expelling all tbonoblo and gpnerous properties
which I know belongs to his heart; if I should see
him betraying and abandoning tho cause which he
now uphold, making bis friends to hang their heads
in very shame and confusion I do not say, sir,
that I would pray heaven to blast all our efforts
in the cause of our country but rather would I
see his inn go down ir, vmi from iu lii8U nnnn
&o that it leave lit a glorious light to cheer, and
animate, and guide, and to which wo could turn
our nycs with high and heart stirring pride; rathur
would I see this, than behold him putting ofT the
armor of Achilles, which no man can wear, to net
Aij perjured part, who by fraud levelled the proud
vrsiia ufTroy to tbo dust; rather this, for rather
than to see him lingering on tho stogo of politi
cal action, behind his time, "tbe ilcrifion of his
enemies the melancholy pity of his friends."
An ,,.,, to bllrn )C Ccn,jlie,( Courier, end
Dllll. AdveriUl,r offices, fin Ilnalnn, wns made en
Monday night of last week, by placing the .over-
, ,,mpi, , onuic, jn ,,, p,,,....., . W01j
,11VC 8Ccllreil )C object jn veW( bll from nn car,
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discovery, by the oflires being kept open all night
Th proprietors of these establishments have offer
ed 8500 reward to convict the offenders. On the
same evening a similar attempt was made to fire an
office in Court Street.
There is a report, from Chili, of the destruction
of tho city of Pekin in China, (supposed to be the
largest city in tbo world) by an earthquake
that 100,000 houses, and the countless inhabit
anta were buried, leaving a stagnant pool This
is certainly great ncwa and needing confirma
tion. Suicide. A Mrs. Ilsrns, of Chelsea, committed
suicide last week, by hanging herself in a bedroom
Willi a shawl. Her husband was about starling
fur tbe west and on calling Mrs. II. to breakfnst
from the bedroom, to which she went a short time
befoie, the girl found her "uspended and dead.
l-roin a letter which she had written, it anneal.
. . .
tint domestic difliciilties were tlie occasion of tbe
liellmn Fall: The ttock of the Hollows rails
ManufaclnrwF Company bu been taken up, $00,
000 having been subkcribed in Huston. A cotton
factory whh 0000 spindle is to bo put in operation,
employing 125 hands 3000 spindle, by the 1st
of January next. A pltc has been drawn up from
which it .eems there is wator power for IS facto
ries, ofSOOO spindles eich.
Pougkktrpiit Wool Market. One house in this
,....,.1 ..r it..-!.... 1... . . ..
" . V """ruing IO Hie
. journal published there, sold 70.000 h. at 03 cents
j ,h ronCf.rn . Myf lQ'QQt
67 cents, and another 15.000 at 65 cent, both to
j dealer in New York. Still remaining on band in
1 town. 100.000 lbs. Three fourths of lh ve.r
, W.reh.m, Plymth rtiuoty. on Monday n.eht
! by a drorAen fi-nd known by the name of h i
i Frv. uMn the ne.au. of hta wife ,w J !L
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j Tbe Uaia of c'rcumsUnces, a. .....77
etch other and, 17.. Ti.n Tmn.iv m v ti .
vw ... ..... fiuniiiv. J lllllM. I
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i .t... .k lj! vrimiNii vbi Irini '
t II Aiwrttt Vt h.wH." T:.i iioigW'iim rool '
V ' ' , .' -,,, , be the bmlr H
Mr. I'tv r Jil ml lifrlrM. mimlijJ into Mtnlll
j,ro inr the .l.ir "'! -t ..inM !i(j m(T. ii-xptcKMl to Mil l.pnre. in tho liri c-
il,pl.r.,!,n- -h n hkiits.ir..r I'ic.I.Ib. Up will Arrive nl.ca-1 ..f tlireo
m.nrwr. Oh rntn.m n " hpt n 1 flftJic f ln "rr, A ha benn dcUlpcil lictc r
u,i dlrfWffl ui'.f !'. f.e ft 'ir ifk li iliKvtmi; tlicir innvcmPiil?, itiJ rnumns
. , . k. . .... I.... . ...I. ..I. ..Ill l.rt t.inntiml
ij. ; , s - ta t.t Hi i
hM Ijat-irg it - '.k i ' ' 'f ' '
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I'nmi Hie H A. n.t .n l"'" P'i'
llir iniliibltiible e !! ik o . f )' " ' '
i.im the blimd ul Iiih umr.len-u n.lr ' unlaw-
r!up inhit u rial and hand' t" '1 ,'"4 Uri dhe
raith bad refna.d in obhtpfa'c U. Hut we lute
n..t t.i wlni thn mnvrablc hovel of the drunkard
iI,vipiI. hot i br .weeping evidences hi inur-
di'irdii o ence. N. .thine i'l the shape ul human
aitstenanre wa tn bo found mvu a peck oftnw corn
and a cold half cairn doughnut ; but the curte was
there the despoilcr of all presided. A climet was
opened and in that closet which should havn been
and might have bi en, stored w ith thp comforts of
life, nothing was found site a vrsi-cl ot that iiiIit
ml liquid A JUG OF RUM ! .Veir lledford Ga
zette. 'lhe If'tir in fWwVi Letter from iIip Wor"
Department to the Speaer of the Hmiso of Hc
pieentativcs, in reply to a resolution of that
Wn DiiPAiiTMr.xT. Feb. 13. 1SU0.
.Sin; In obedience to n rssolntiun of the House
of Hepreientativc8 of the 13th inbtnnt, I have the
honor to report, that Major General .Scott has pro
ceeded to the theatre ul hostilities in Florida, with
full nutbority to call into the lield such a force as
ma v be necessary to subdue the Seminole Indians
and also with instructions to inquire into the nitu-j
anon ni i itc ureeKS,anu io iokc nil proper measure
to prevent or suppress any hustillitios mediated or
coin mi 1 1 oil by them. The latciM accounts from tbe
Creel; country justify tho belief that the great body
of tbe Indians of that tribo hava no intentions ol
committing outrages upon our citizens, though it
is probable that eomo of tbe young men may have
joined the Scminoles. Itut of this fact tho Depart
ment has no authentic evidence.
If the operations in Florida did not require the
presence of all tho disposable troop6 of the United
States which can readily be concentrated in ttiat
quarter, 1 should certainly think it proper, under
, existing circumstances, to tlntiun u respectable
force in the Creek country as lung as tin excite
ment among the Indians continues. Hut this can
not bo done for the want of means; nnd as General
Scott has power to call for any millilia force that
he may deem necessary, and as he is near the
Creek country, and can judge correctly of their
intentions, it seems more proper to permit him to
adopt the requisite measures, then to act upon the
I am not aware that any further legilatinn, in
connection with this subject, it necessary, except
wlmt mny reUin h, tj,n increase of thn numericnl
i strength of the Army, or to tho roniuvul or tiio
Creek Indians. The question of an increase ol the
Army has been already presented to tho Depart
ment by tho Committee on Military AfHiiri., and'n
rcpoit will be transmitted ns soon as al! the lie
cesbary information can bo obtained. Tbo remo
val of tbo Creeks I consider of indispensable neces
sity. Hut there are already existing appropria
tions, providing tho nccesfary funds for the pre
sent, and others wi 1 bo asked for of Congress as
soon as it ia ascertained tbey tbey will be needed.
Arrangements are, and for some time have been, in
progrcs for the removal of the Creeks. These
have not been as successful in their operation as
was desirable. Should, however, theso Indians
continue much longer to decline removing, and to
disturb the tranquility of the country where they
arc situated, a just regard to their own existence
as well as to the peaeo of our citizens, will require
the adoption of more energetic ineanurcs, and per
haps the application of other principles to their
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Hon. Jamks K. Pols:,
Speaker of the Iluusc of Representatives.
At'otVTA, Feb. 10.
Our anxiety is entirely relieved by the return nl
Mr. Forrest, (the volunteer who was accidently
shot through tbe foot J wliu informs us that Cnpt.
Hone's company and other volunteers, and about
fifty United Stales triiupn, acruoipnriied the Hlues
on their march to Ckiup King; tn all, abuut 250
men. They may have light, what wo presume
the boys- aro looking fur, but wu a ill answer fur it
tbey will be hard to whip.
We tentiireil in our lust to express our fears that
the Scioii.ole trouble could out bo muhi ended.
The nature of the country is nn 11 isupernble "b
taele; and in two or tnmo 111011111 m re, i.i xyl.i -i.
it is poKtihl for the Indiaon I prut'or v ir ieuig
a ring e imtmduil of lliem,llit! (It i.ji. i,,;t' ,11 w
eteij white mm Iri-m the p mil r , or bury iiuu be
lieatb Its soil. In co. if r.i.utt wit.i thie Men's, wc
i hate thn opinion o a Fioiidian ol high standing nod
intelligence, and .bu will command a regiment ot
nullum in the seitivo who thus writes
"You may vuh my opinion as to the enntinna
lion ofiho war. I am of the opinion, if the Indi
ans arc disposed tn continue their defence, that
tbey can continue it for years. The situation of
the country, the facilities it affords fur their con
ccalmunt, tho easy acquisition of game, fish, and
arrow root, will enabln them to avoid us fur years
, and yet live without making a crop of and kind.
I I am of the opiuion, lofi, that the alarm created 1
, not warranted by the number or activity of the
, Indians, and that most of the difficulties which hate
I existed have ;rowu out of a opinion that tho Indi
, an. will nut again meet the whites in general fight
( but will tcperatc into small bauds, and operate in
! predatory excursions, and that therefore, It will be
rather an Indian hunt than a settled warfare. Geo
From Pit SatanaK Georgian, Pti, B,
We undertttnd thai there will be in Floridt,in all
tint month, an army of between four and five thou
find men, tiz: from Georgia, two regimenls.orone
l it r" ' , " Zl i.. i T . r c- JT, '
! 'fZZ 7Z "40 T' '
i'5""0l.6f foo,'.,4. fr.oi Alabama; and t.y
tingtae, nuu men, about one half inounttd:
000 legulart. including 100 dragoon recruilt ex-
exclostre 0f ,bc c.ll.at d..leer.
, hastened frani Savannah and
ChftrlcKlon fur Ihfr iril derrnru or ncnlt mi
Si. Anp"Minot nd who will probably titan bo lion
Mnjnr tiPnerl oll, lliCUencrsLiti-citi.-!, win
; .i i i'r in iir iun arucu whivii .iu u iv(mhi.m
tbv i ..
T' t-l,i-: mf i.m i we have received, repre-
et. tn enoniy's fnrco al 9000 armed men, and
muf lj' ununited.
omthe .V'c Orlt'in Courier.
HIGHLY I M I'O Il'PA NT IF TltUr..
We extract from the Donaldsnuvillc, La. Cagle
of the 13. h Feb. tho following important intelli
gence. "Wo learn from a respectable person, arrived
here, that the Cunnnclie and several other tribes
of Indiana havo declared war against Texas, and
will second the 'prepations of Gen. Santa Anna,
who i now advancing on St Antonio at the bead
of 0000 men and 25 pcices of artillery. The In
dians li rrc, it is said, amounts to 10,000 warriors
and 5,000 cavalry. This report accords perfectly
well with the departure ofthofllh regiment of U.S.
troops from Jefferson barracks, for tbo Mexican
fonticr,wbere lliey aro to bo joined by Gen. Gaines,
who is to ta!0 the command."
The disatfeciun of the Cuniitnclie Indiomus alo
stated in an article which we pubinlM on Tuesday
last: according to the Arkansat Advocate, they had
torn up the ticaty lately entered into by them with
the Commissioners of tho U. S. nnd exhibited n
Santa Anna, perhaps, has offered tho numerous
bonis of Indians, who inhabit our frontiers and
tboso of Mexico, the whole of Texas as a reword
for their service, incase they should expel tbe
The frontiers of Louisiana and Arkansas would
require a large force to keep the Indians in awe,
and even then bo subject to tbo depredatory excur
sions of the savnges.
If this news prove- true, the whites will be ex
pelled en mtiisa from the country, nnd the Toma
hawk will flurisb over tbo soil of Texas. Col.
Florida. Information bos reached Washington,
ihaLGuines, with about 1200 men, took tip his line
inarch'from Tampa bay on the 15th ultimo, and en
camped tho first night about six miles from the
fort, on his way to Fort King. He will pursue the
route luken by Mnjnr Dade, and thus pass through
the country occupied by hosttln Indians.
Wo learn, says the Savannah Georgian of tbo
2Glh u. ,, from Lieut Cugglec.U. S. A. who arriv
ed yesterday from Picoluta, that Capt. Gates reach
ed that pott on Friday last, from Fort King, which
post he left on tbo lfltb or 17th that he reports
tbnt no volunteers had, al that time, joined Gen.
Clinch, except the Richmond lllues, Capt. Rubort
8un, nnil tli!) volunteers from Camden, Giynn, Chat
ham, Me Intnsb, under the command of Captains
riiiyii oii ti.t uuiiiinjr ni internal oc
The last accounts from Texas stato that Gener
al Houston had issued a proclamation declaring
S Itli :ii kith---Ins Session.
IN SENATE. Tubs-day, March 1.
OAi'o and Michigan Boundery. Mr. Clayton,
from the Committee on the Judicary, to which wna
referred the hill to establish the Northern Htiumhi
ry linn of tho Stato of Ohio, and tho joint resolution
on tho samo aubioct made a resort, whioh wa
The report is very long, and occupied thte great
er part of tho morning in the reading.
Mr. Jawing, olUIno, moved that the report be
laid on the table and printed, and that 5000 extra
copies be printed.
Abolition of Shivery. Tho Senatn proceeded
to consider the petition of tho Society Friends
proying for the abolnion of Slavery.
Mr. Wall, from tho Committee on Military Af
fairs, reported, with amendments, a bi!l from tho
House, making provision for the volunteer and mil.
lilia corps in Florida. The bill was considered,
the amendments agreed to, and the bill tvae order
ed to a third reading.
TituiwnAr, Maiicii 3.
The pcttion of tho society ofFriends, in Penn
sylvania, praying Tor t'ie Abolition of Slavery in the
District of Columbia was then taken up, and con
sidered. The Senate, on motion of Mr Clay, proceeded
to the consideration of Executive business, and in
fifteen minutes afterwards, adj.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Pentium and memorials were presented by
Messrs. Lucas, Wiso, Coles, "and Johnson, of Va.
TnrJnsDAY, Mahcii 3.
Mr. R. hi. Johnson.from the Committee an Mil-
!i..,. nr.... . i ..ii
-rij .man., rt-ioneo a oiu io provide for tho
belter prif.eclior of the western frontier, also a
Jill to tix tho ay nrotlicers oflhe national armories;
read twice and commuted.
, .1 I. r. . .
i-ong-rrss. in me senate on j- riday tho 14ti
.vir .Mcliois ot Louisiana, appeared nnd took hi
seal. The hill for tho continuation oflhe Cumber-
lanu roaa was taken and discussed, and ueveral a
mendmcnts were adopted. Tho Senato adj. oi
Ir. ll". II
, c """- oi itcprescniatives, the motion tn
near counsel in the caso of the contested ff. C
eieciinn was mthcr debated. A nvmber of engross.
cu private bills were read a third time and passed,
"in io carry into etlect tin. convention with
opsin was rent tho third lime and passed.
In the Senate, on Mindy, Mr. I'rcnti.f moved to
...... ,r on,m,u,o on 1-ut.lic (.audi from ibrfur
therconiiderlino .f ll, Mad Hirer aaJ I.nl rL
IUU loJ Co. which tvaia-rced to.
The Senate pr.-e.e.J in n.nnder the rxtition ( the
Society of f nrod., m Ph.lid.lph... prayi,,- for the Abo
btiiKi of Slave,. lo the Oistrtel of Culmbia.
In the IIoU,e 0f tepreisqt.,ve,, Mr. Uobertion of V.
-ked thecooientof the llouio tuiubrait the followior
lUiolutien. which wsi read.
"'l0ll T''t the Committee on the District of
Uolilml.ia be inilraeted to inquire Into the exotdieocy of
rlin;the.id Dutnct back lotha lUtes orVirjioia and
Mr)UiKl,npctirely,auJ lo report (penally,
Cosoaeii. Oo Tuesday the 3th nolhu)-.f imp,,,,
t.occ was Irantscted. tacept tbe psiise i.f the bill f ,
Ihe rtlief of tha New Vork lufferen br fire. Tu ln...
I wsi divided on Its insure rest 1 M-i.i nj t
j . uvryuft
... J. it .!! u. imki tittti
AnMtart, Wo bate beard of tntny pleattnj
incidents connecteil with thn ttto tevern tliaatf r
which befel the Mrthodxt Episcopal Churth, in
the dctrtiction of their "Hook Concern," by fire,
yet we know of no one which has given more gen
eral satisfaction than the net of tho American ni.
hie Society. Knowing that Ihe Sabbath Schoolt,
under the enro of the Mctbrj.Ht Ch'trch, would be
great tuffcre-a hv tho destruction of the tcripluret
intended for their use, the Hoard of Mantgert of the
American Hible Society, at their regular rnoetinfr
In ii ovening, unanimously voted a donation of Fin
'Dioutand HilUt, and Ten 77iou.ia Ttttnnentt, for
tho hi c of the schools' under the cam of tho .Metho
dist Episcopal Church. Commercial dVcrfir.
Wo lenrn, tsys the lltltimoro Patriot, frost
Washington, that Mr. Kendall, the Pottinai.
tcr General, conlinues confined to hla txd wltS
everc and dtngerotta illnett, frooi wbidr.
feared, he will not soon, if ever, reenter.
ltntland County Tcmperaacc
Pursuant lo previous njttco by the Rutland Co.
Temperance committee the delegates from the sev.
eral teirtporanco societies in tbe county assembled
at the H.iptit Church in Hrandnn on Tuesday 8th
.March 13.hi, at lit o clock A. M., and boing called
to order by Doct. J. W. Hale, one oflhe commit
tee, Hon. Jamri D. Hutlkr cf Rutland, waa ap
pointed President pro tempore, and lion. A. L.
Haotv, Secretary pro tempore.
On motion of cn. H. Davenport,
Resolved, That nil members of the different torn-
perance societies present bo requeued to take scats
in this convention r.ud participtte in itt delibera
tions. A largo number then reportod themselves from
Messrs. Hale, Proctor, Brown, Dennison, and
Spencer wore appointed n committee, to nominate a
list of officers of thn convention.
Messrs. Hopkins, Marsh and Knnwllon were ap.
pointed a committee to prepare rules for the gov
ernment of tho convention.
The cotnmitteo appointed to nominate a list of
officers reported the following nominations, which
were coticurrrcd in :
Hon. Jamks D. Hutlkr, President.
Hon. Nathan T. Spraguc, 7
Rr-v. Hadloy Proctor, J '
Daniel Roborts, Eq. ? , ,
F. W. Hopkins, B,. f Srotarl.
Rev. Willard Child,
Doct. J. W. Hale,
" Horace Green,
W. C. Dennison,
James Harrett, Jr.
Com. of Overture.
On mniion of Mr Child, Itec. William Mitchell,
and on motion of Mr Hopkins, Ezra June, Esq. were
added to the above committee
The committee to prepare rules mado tbe fol
lowing report which wat adopted :
I. All resolutions, aftor having been read, shall
ho referred to a standing committee to report tboro
on. O. Nf,. mambnr will tin .lion ml In apeak over ten
minutes at one tiino, or moro than twice on any
question without leavo of tbo convention.
3. Any member may at any timo, with leavo firrt
obtainod, submit a resolution for tbe action-of tho
4. The convention will adjourn at 12 o'clock;
and meet again ai half pasi one.
o. 1 ho convention shall opon and tloao with
prayer. The convention was than opened with prayer br
the Rev. Mr Child.
On motion of Mr Davenport,
Iteiolved, That thn commitlco of Overtures' shall
bo the standing comtnitteo contemplated in tho first
Various resolutions were offered by Mettre Dir.
enport, Harrett, Brown, Green, Murray, Conant,
Pect, I enney and others and referred to the com
mittee of Overtures.
The cninmitteo nf Overtures reported a rctolu-
tion recommending pledges upon tho principle of
total abstinenco ; also a resolution declaring that
the trade in ardent spirits ought to be prohibited
by law, which weie severally read and laid upon
Gen. Brown called up the first resolution, which
elicited a good deal of discussion from Messrs.
Brown, Barrett, Marsh and Hyatt, and wat after
wards laid upon the table in order to rcceivu the
report of the committee.
The ccm.nitteo reported several resolutions which
wero laid upon tho table. Adjourned.
On motion, Prof. Hough and Rnv. T. A. Morrill
of Middlebury, were invited to tako seats in the
Mr Child called up tho following resolution
which was adopted without debate.
1. Iteiolved, That tbe cause of temperance de
mands from all its friends nnd advocates total absti
nenco from all inloiiatlin liiuofi as a beverage.
The following resolution waa called up and very
ably discussed by Prjf. Hough; when ten minutes
hiving expired, the convention suspended tho rule
in his favor. Resolution adopted netn, con.
Whereat, The great object of tho temperance ref
ormation waa the removal of drunkenness, tad
rijmially tho preservation of tho sober ; tni
whereas, tbo pledge of abstinence from ditilled
liquor merely, is found to bo insufficient fully to
accomplish that object, and I. fraught with pecu
liar danger to tho drunkard ; therefore,
2. Iteiolved, That it is in the view of this con
vention very dctirablo that the pledge or all Tern
peranco Societies should comprehend abstinence
from the use, as a beverage, of all intozlcatinr li
ejuori. The following resolutions wero severally ctlleJ
up and adopted.
3. Ite$olved, Thtt the trafic in ardent tpirits
ought ti be prohibited by low.
4. Iteiolved, That this convention deeply regret
that any of our citizens continue tho tr.ffic in ardent
sprits to the terioot injury of the morals, good or
der and peace of community.
5. Iteiolved, Thai the interest of the canto of
temperance demands the formation of a County
Temperance Society on Ihe principle of total absti
nence from all intoxicating liquors.
The following resolution wat called up
0. Iteiolved, Thai it is the duty of ihe people to
rnemoritlizo the Legislature to iuterdict, by Utr,
the traffic in ardent spirits.
Mr Murrty moved to amend by striking out tbt
words "ardent j, iriu" and inr!lnjr the. words "Iv