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*rm . Co(rrespondewce of ta Charleston Cour.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 26.
The Senate is not in session to-day.
The House, to-day is. busy in passing
those private bills, as to which there is no
dispute. All bills which give rise to de
bate are passed over. Even, if the reading
of the report accompanying the bill be
oalled for, it kills the bill for thiq session.
About two hundred private bills will prob
ably be passed and sent to the other House;
but these are not one third of the whole
riumber on the calendar. Congress will
take no steps, at this sess;on, for the estab
lishment of a Board of Commissioners to
Thisis the last private bill to-dRy. Mr.
Cambrelieng and Mr. Howard notfied
the Hous that every succeeding Friday
and Saturdav, till the end of the Session.
would necessarily be devoted to the pub
lic business' which is in a state of forward
From the Globe
WAsHINGToN, Jan. 28.
In the Senate, to day, upwards of one
hundred and fifty bills were received from
the House of Representatives, and were
referred to appropria-e committees. The
afternoon was principally occupied by
Mr. Davis in reply to Mr. Benton's re
marks in favor of the repeal of the duty on
salt, to which Mr. Benton rejoined; and
after a short Executive session, the Senate
In the House of Representatives, no bu
siness of importance was trauacted. The
whole day was occupied in the presenta
tion of resolutions.
The Senate, to-day was principally oc
eupied in discussing the moution of Mr.
Benton, for leai-e to introduce a bill fIor
abolishing the duty on salt. Mr. Williams,
from Maine who was entitled to the floor,
addresssd the Senate at length, and with
much ability, in opposition to the object
of the bill, though he intimated his inten
tion of voting for its introduction, that it
rnight be referred to, an appropriate cot
mittee for the purpose of inquiry. Mr.
W. was followed in the debate by Mestrs.
Benton, Davis, Buchanan, Niles. and
Ruggles. The Senate adjourned without
taking the question or granting leave.
H. OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Cambreleng, from the committee
of Ways and Means, reporiod a bill ma
king appropriations for preventing and
suppressing Indian hostilities for the year
Also. with an amendment, Senate bill
supplementary to the act establishing the
3Mint- of the United States.
The bill, on Mr. C's. motion, was or
dered to be efigrossed for a third reading
Mr. C. stated that, in the report he sub
mitted a few days ago on toe state of the
finances, there was contained a document
furnished by the Indian department, con
taining a statement which was correct; but
.there was a note appended to it which was
incorrect, and did injustice to two inem
bers of the House [Messrs. Everett and
Bell,] and he was instructed by the com
mittee of Wa3s and Means, to move that
that part of the report be corrected, by
striking therefrom the passage referred to.
Mr. Evierett explained his course oan the
Cherokee question to show that the note
referred to had done him two fold injustice,
though he was not very solicitous about it.
Mr Biddle moved to commit the me
tion-so that the report might be amended
in other particulars; especially in reference
to that part of it witich reviewed the pen
sion system, and gent on to reply to the
argument of the report on this and other
Mr. Cambrelengitmade a brief explana
tion ia reply. A
Mr. Pickenas expr ed his gratification
that the gentlema-rom Pennsylania had
coule out thus earJ in opposition to the
principles of this geport--a document to
which Mr. P. gavezis most cornhal and
bearty support. H'eoiced that the corn
mittee afWays nnUIeans had thrown
out such a ddemen d would to God
that an issue could be ii~e upon it hefore
the people of this eousntry antd he took
that occasesa to say, that le yparty act
tupon the principles of thi ret, andi they
may always r-ely upon i en and un
qualj~edI support: no. iniatta where they
-came from, wheder~ from e North, dhe
South or the middle section of this countr-y..
It is a seport, said Mr. ?., congeniaI to thte
sptrzt an genius of our institz' nn, and
purely republican in all its soe. ents and
propositions; and lie desired te the test
vote upon the motion of the -sentlemian
from Pennsylvanta, and hope hat vote
would be understood as a vote which was
to range parties upon the quei' s touch
-ed upon in that report.
The-gentleman from Penn ania had
oondenmned the reference to ariff'in the
re port. In this, Mr. P. th - t the corn
muittee had acted wisely;, was there a
gutleman upon that floor, there a tyro
in pelities, who did not kno at, at this
very moment, parties w mizingin
ts country with a view t the crisis
which woul- come on in , when the
oompromise act wotuld es They all
knew it. and the commit honestly
and judiciously in meetin question in
advance. Why, the.me~ s of this very
Caongress,remote......d seem to he,
will have an im ring on it. Ex
haust your -. vote away all the
public moos rofligate schemnes of
appropnet u will be compelled
to -ssu notes or to borrow mo
ney. *. hat must inevitably follow!
You m nerease your taxes on imports;
st raise the tariif. The gentleman
eensylvania -has at tacked the prin
:pies of the report upon these points; he
-as indicated his course; he hae even quo
~ ted the title to the first act passed under
te -Federal Constitution, to proVe that
protection to manufactures was .coeval
arith our Government, &c; but yet, for
sooth, the gentleman protests against his
committing himself uon this point.- He
play quote the titles to all your first acts to
pI.v ib chn stitntinnnlity of your tariler.
bat yone quotations would fail to conye
him, [Mr. Pickens.] They would fail to
show that they were congenial with the
Grat principles of the Constitution. Yet.
he would not discuss these pointsat present;
he would only say that he should rejoice
to shiver a lance with the gentleman, on
these subjects, at the proper time; he was
proud to say that he should have to meet
in this conflict the shield of even a Knight
The principles of this report, added Mr.
P. are the principles of reform and re
trenchment which seem to be the popuhr
doctrines of the day. Now he wanted to
to see who are the gentlemen prepared
to do their lip service to the goddess of
relorm,and bow down and worship,in their
hearts, profligacy and recklessness of ex
penditure. Vote appropriations, said he,
as you have done heretofore, with an ut
ter disregard to the condition of the Tres
surv, and you will be compelled to issue
Treasury notes or borrow money. He
repeated. in conclusion, that he desired to
see parties ranged under the principles of
that report. It was a noble document,
and the party which took its stand upon it.
would risk much at first, but would tri
umph in the end. We were now about
to take a new latitude and departure, and
he desired to see the oilier side come out.
Mr. P. rejoiced that the gentleman had
made his motion, and again expressed a
hope that it would be considered as a test
The orders of the day were then pro
Mr. Benton presented the petition of
Mary Helena America Vespucci, ayoung
lady of Florence, descendant of the cele
brated Americus Vespuccius, one of the
renowned na igators of the 15th century,
and whose name this continent bears.
Thia petition, said Mr. Benton. states the
reason which has induced. or rather con
strained, this young lady to leave her coun
try, and seek an asylum in the U. States;
it also states her reasons for making the re
quests which the petition contains for the
rig.hts ofcitizenship and a grant of land.
lie would pass the petition to the table,
and ask that it might be read by the Sec
[The petition was then read by the See
Mr. Thompson submitted the following
joint resolution, which. under the rules,lies
over, and was ordered to he printed:
Resolved. by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America. in Congress assembled, That the
notes of sound Specie paying banks shall
hereafter be received in payment of the
duesof the Government, under such regu
lations and restrictions as may be prescri
bed by Congress.
Resolved, That the public funds shall
hereafter be deposited with batks owned
in whole or in part by the States where
situated, and that where none such exist,
with such corporated banks as the Sec.
retary of the Treasury may select; Provi
ded, That when deposited with private in
corporated banks, the funds of the Govern
metm are not to be used in the discounts
or other business of such banks; and that
the Secretary of the Treasury, be author,
ized to coitract with said banks for 'a
stipulated compensation for the safe-keep
ing, transfer, and disbursement of the pub
On motion of Mr. Benton, the Senate
proceeded to the consideration of the leave
.asked by him, to introduce a hill to re
peal the duty on salt,and the fishing boun
ties and allowances dlependant thereon.
A debate then ensued, in which Messrs.
Williams of Maine, Benton, Davis, Buch
anan, Niles, awl Ruggles took part.
Mr. Rugglcs moved to lay the whole
subject 00 the table; which motion was
negatived-yeas 12, nays 24.
The Senate then adjourned.
WVAsHENGTON, Jan 30.
In the Senate, to-day. after the trans
action of mormning business. Mr. Ruggles
addressed the Senate in opposition to mime
motion of Mr. Benton for leave to intro
duce a bill to repeal thme duty on salt. The
debate was continued by Messrs. South
ard, Benton, Williams of Maine, Calhoun.
and Norvell; and the question.being taken
on granting leave, was decided in the af
firmnative, yeas 20, nays 19, and the bill
was referred to thme Committee on Finance.
Two bills for the relief of the Alabama,
Florida and Georgia Rail Road Comnpa
ny, and a joint resolutin directing the
manner in wvhich certain laws of the Dis
tinet shall be executed, were ordered to be
engrossed for a third reading.
The House again wvent into committee
of -the Whole on so mnuch of the President's
Message as was uudispose-i of. Mr. Crn
ry concluded his very able speech. in reply
principally to Mr. Bell. He was followed
by Mr. Clark, the Conservative of New
York, who threw off' all restraint, and
fully entered the lists with th Opposition
in denouncing the Administration. Ho
admitted the alliance of the Conservatives
with the Whig party-that they thought
alike,and were in duty bound to act in con
cert, to overthrow the present party in
power. The mnask was so far thrown or,
as to call from Mr. Mason of Virginia a
disclaimer, as to the intentionsof the Con
servative part y of the Souih.. Mr. Thomp
son obtainmed the floor, and on his motion
the Committee rose.
The Hlouse, on motion of Mr. Cambre
leng, againi went into comtnittee on the
appropriation bills; and, after some time
spent thereon, reportegd liye to the House,
which were severally ordered to be'en
Fsron thme Cornsepondece of the Southerns Patri.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.
Mr. Southuard presented a memorial,
asking the abolition of slavery in the Dis
trict or Columbia, and moved its reference
to a Setect Comimittee, with instructions
to consider and report thereon.
Mr. Spence, moved that the memorial
be laid on the table, which motion was a
The decided stand, which the Senate
has taken on this exciting subject, bas had
the effect of sending all memorials of that c
nature to the House wvhere Mr. Adams
tak es care that ticy shall make some
A resolution was adopted, directing the
Committee on the Library to take meas
ures for a proper disposition of the Madi
son papers, purchased from Mrs. Madison,
Mr. Crittenden. offered a resolution,
calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury
for a statement of the expenses of Govern
ment from 1817 to the present year, which
after some brief remarks from Mr. Benton.
was agreed to.
The general Appropriation Bills from
the House for the payment of the Army,
Navy, Indian and Pension Appropriations,
were taken up and severally referred to ap
The bill for regulating the trade and
intercourse with the Indian tribes was then
considered and after some debate of no in
terest, was read a third time and passed.
From the South Carlinitaa.
Tuz SWAnTWOUT DEFALCATIoNt.-The
people of S'. C. will read with pleasure
the following brief but spirited and high
toned remarks of the Hon. F. W. Pickens,
on the Resolution of Mr..Wise, to appoint
a Committee of investigation into the de
falcation of Saml. Swartwout. They are
characteristic of the man-a true hearted,
chivalric, and faithful Representativeof a
generous, high hearted, anad'confiding peo
ple-and admirably in contrastwith the
mean and telfish evasions, doublings and
twistiugs of the miserable hacks and thralls
Mr. Pickens inquired of the Chair whe
ther it was a rule of the House. as lately
established.that the election by vica voce ap
plied to committees of the House.
The Chair replied in the negative. It
applied to officersof the Ihouse alone.
I am in favor (said Mr. P.) of the most un
limited and unrestricted investigation that
the case demands. M% only objection is
to a chaige in the mode of choosing com
mittees. It is the established practice of
of the House for the Chairto appoint them.
The reapon of this, I suppose hab been to
enable the House to act with energy and
decision. It is impossible, in practice, to
bring so numerons a body to act, other
wise, with any decision. Eqpecially is
this the case in the short session. Yet, al
though I am opposed to the resolution of
the gentleman from Virginia, on principles
ofexpe-iiency and policy, and though I be
lieve the difficulty of the inquiry to be so
great that it cannot be gotten through with
this session, yet I will vote for thetresolu
tion because gentlemen who are clamorous
for an investigaiton wish the resolution to
pass in that form. I will give them 'all
they ask. Let them probe corruption to the
very bottom. I will not shield the guilty
I *ill hold up defaulters to the sun in the
heavens, and let the flies blow on them,
and let the world gaze'at the corrnption
that covers them. The gentlemen shall
have justice done, so far as my vote
I should not nogy trouble the House,
had I not been referred to by several gen
tlemen, who have been tip. Whlat! do
gentlemen suppose that, because I choose
to support an Administration because it
supports the principles of the Constitution,
my mouth is to be shut when corruption
is to be exposed? If they do, they have
greatly mistaken me. Neither the smiles'
of party favor, nor the pitiful denunciations
of party malignity, shall deter me from
treading the path of honor and virtue. I
do believe that there has existed most
shameful corruption in the country. Take
your committee, and go and search is out,
and purge the country from such a con
But, when you attribute this defalcation
and that defalcation.to this or that pecnliar
system of managing the pnblic finiaices, I
enter my protest againtst all stuch deduc
tions. A s well mnicht you at tempt to make
God responsible for smn, because he'has
breathed life into human beings. No, sir;
what-ver gentlemen may charge upob the
sub-Treasury sche'me, I believe that nmuch
of this robbery is chargeable on the legis
lation of this body. You have thi-own
millions upon millions into keeping of the
Treasury, antd human natture is not aliays
able to withstand the force of tempta'tion.
I did not vote forthese measures. in,1835
the House voted to place three millions,
in one gross sum, in the bands of the Ex
ecutive, to be disposed of, at his discre
tion, in the public service, without speci.
fyitng a single object to wnich it should be
applied. Thank God no man can say
that I sustained such proceedings. .The
gentleman has quoted Shakespeare. I
will say to him "Thou canst not say I did.
it." I will sot screen any man from in
vestigation. I go for the strictest r'espOtn
Aibility of every otficer of Governeot to
ibis House. 'I'hose principles have al
wrays goverzed mae;:and no remptation
shall seduce me to depart from them. Let
no one suppose I shall abandon them for
party considerations.. I scorn it. I will
express my sentiments here with she most
perfect fredom. No party ties shall bind
mie down to questions of corruption. Take
your committee. You shalthsve my vote.
rake it. But still I believe the thing will
prove a failure. I desire that the exam
nation he full and prompt. I should think
that a committee, if appointed by the
Chair, ought to have upon it,a majority of'
those who are heartily in favor of the -in
guiry. But gentlemen desire another
amode of raising the committee, and they
shall have it. As to the poor miserable
arty tactics about whether the defaulter
as .been a Whig, or a Conservative, or
riend of the Administration, it is to mne
s matter of .he slightest interest. I would
tot turn on mny heel to seve tile President
iimself, if he is just ly chargeable. Again,
[ say, tacke my vote.
A Post Office has been established at
Rtocky Mount, Fairfield District. SE C.,
mnd Thos, F. Barkley E'aq., appointed Post
James M. Yonng, Esq., has been a p
tointed Post Master, at Lauremas C. H.,
N~illiam A. Bull,' Esq. at Gowdeyville,
Jnion District; Elliot S. E.'Chambers, at
lurricane, Spartanburg District; and Win.
3. Fleming, Esq. at Lubbub, Pickens Dis
riet, S. C..
Deat~a in Boston-There were 1920
eaths in Boston during the year 1836,
vhich, for a population of over 80,000,
hows a remarkable state of heahtb to have
SECUILIY OF THE PUBLIC MONEY.
We give the following synopsis of the
bill, introduced by Mr. Wright on the 30th
ult. in the Senate, to secure the publie
money in the hands of public officers.
The general provisions of this bill are
1. That the collectors at Boston, N. York,
Philadelphia. Baltimore and Charleston,
shall make weekly returns of all their
monetary and bond transactions to the
Secretary of the Treasury, to the Treasu
rer of the United States, and to the First
2. That the Collectors at the other
ports shall make such returns monthly.
3. That these returns shall be regularly
checked by the naval officer, or, where
there is no naval officer, by the surveyor
of the port.
4. That the naval officer at each of the
ports specially mentioned above, shall, at
least so far as concerns the correct keeping
of accounts, be an efficient check on the
5. That the district attorneys at Boston,
ton, and New Orleans, shall make exact
and specific returns of all bonds and mone
tary transacttons in which they may be
engaged, to the Secretary of the Treasury,
the Treasurer of the United States, the
First Comptroller, and the collector of the
port at wbich they reside.
6. That the other district attorneys shall
make such returns monthly, to the Secre
tary of the Treasury, the Treasurer of the
United States, and the First Comptroller.
7. That the marshals of these eight dis
tricts shall make exact ani specific weeki)
statements of all processes and monetary
transactions in which they may be enga
ged on account of ihe United States, to
the Secretary of the Treasury, the Tress
rer of the United States, the First Comp-.
troller, and the District Attorney of their
8. That the marshals of the other dis
tricts shall make such returns monthly,
to the Secretary of the Treasury, the
Treasurerof the United States, and the
9. That the receivers at the.land offices
shall make weekly returns of all receipts
and payments (descending to particulars
in cases of payments) to the Secretary of
the Treasury, the Treasurer of the United
States, the Comtnissionerof the General
Land Office, and the registers of their res
pective land offices.
10. TKt the register of each land of
fice shall make weekly returns to the Se
cretary of the Treasury of the United
States. the Commissioner of the General
Land Office, and the receiver of his own
land Office, of all lands sold.
- 11. That the clerkof each district shall
make specific and exact returns of all their
>monetary transactinns,once a month,to the
district judge, the Solicitor of the Treasu
ry, the Treasurer of the United States, and
the Secretary of the Treasury.
12. That all other officers or agents of
the UnitedStates employed in the disburse
inent of the public money, shall make ex
act and specific returns, once a month, to
the Secretary of theTreasury, the Treasu
rer of the United States, and that Comp
troller at whose offices the account of the
disbursing officer is finally to he settled.
13. That the officers to whom the re
turne shall be made, shall immediately, on
the receipt of them, compare them with
othei returns in their office, to test their
accuracy, and in case of the discovery of
any discrepancy, give information of the
same to the Secretary ofthe Treasury.
14, That the discovery of any thing cal-.
culated to cast suspicion on the integrity
of any collecting or disbursing officer, shall
be forthwith commaunicated by the Secre
tary of the Tlreasury to the President of
the United States.
15 That the quarterly accounts of the
collectors, and other officers required to r
port quarterly, shall be made up wIthin 30)
days of the close of each quarter; and that
the non-reception of such an account with
in one week after the time usually occulpi
ed by the mail in passinig from the place
where the officer residles, shall be primafa
cie evidence of dlelinquency. and a balance
standing against him in the hooks of the
Depart ment, or apparent defalcation, shall
he forthwith reported for prosecution, and
the fadl of his delinquency.shall be commu
nicated by the head of the Department to
the President of the United States.
16. That the quarterly accounts received
at the Department shall be audited within
one month after they are received, and if
balance is dtue by any officer, an account
shall be rendergg to him thereof; and in
case he shall not promptly -discharge the
same, he shall be forthwith reported by
the Secretary of the United States as ade
17. That the naval officers and survey
ors, or either of them, where there is but
one appointed, shall make quarterly ex
aminations (atnd oftner if directed by the
Secretary of the Treasury) of the bionds,
money, accounts, &c. of the collectors: and
that registers shall make similar exanmina
tion of the money, accounts, &c. of ithe
18. That the Secretary of the Treasury
shall have authority to direct the district at
torney or marshal to examine the money
and accounts of any receiving or disbur
sing officer: and when the money in the
hands of such officer usually exeeeds three
fourths of the amount of his official bond,
such examinations shall not be made less
frequently than once a year.
19. That, until otherwise ordered by
Congress. a Cotmmittee of the House of
Representatives shall, under such limita
tions as the House may prescribe, examine
the money, accoutnts, &c. of all collecting
and dIisbursing~ officers, atnd report the re
sult to both Houses, & all cases of defaults
they may discover to .the President.
20. That additional bonds be given by
officers or agents, employed in collecting,
keeping; or disbursing the public money,
when such bonds shall be required by the
Secretary of the Treasury, wvith the ap
probation of the President.
21. That if ay person employed in
dollecting, keeping, or disbursing the pub
lic money shall make false returns of the
lame, or shall~lend public money, or use it
For his private purposes, he shall, on con
riction thereof, be sentenced to imprison
ment for a term of not less than three, nor
more than five years, and to a fine equal
to the amount of the false return o~f the
22. That no- ctor, naval ofileer, sur
veyor, appraiser,i pector receiver of pub
lic moneys for lan s, register of a land of
fice, or any depsy, assistant, clerk or
other person, emprnyed by or under them,
shall receive any present. or fee for any
official duty perforied by them, under the
penalty of imprisinment for not more
than twelve montti nor less than three
months, and of a fite equal to three times
the value of the moiey received.
23. That the Secretary shall prescribe
in what manner thej books and accounts
shall be kept, and tie returns made, so as
to preserve uniformniy in the same.
ELEGANT EXTATr.-The taste of the
House of Representatives runs altogether
upon the gigantesgyu in rhetoric. Since
the days of Encelaous, famed for lying
rather uneasily unde4 the smoking caverns
of Etnua, the world lbs heard nothing so
awful as the convulsiie throes of that re
markable triad of pariots, Wise, Menefee
and Prentiss, labormn under the everlast
ing pressure of the mbastir- mountains.
Thse interesting pro gies are exhibited al
most daily for the pa ime of the epicurean
deities of the capitol.a Ind what sport they
afford, may be judge from the following
select gambol of Mrf Prentiss in his great
speech on the Defah tion Committee. It
will be observed tha the force of the ex
tract rests upon threl main figures, to wit,
bogs, bowieknives aud the devil.
I could not but adriire (said Mr. Pren
tiss.) the humanity did generous feeling
which brought to the iescue the honorable
gentleman from Net Hampshire, (Mr.
Cushman.) For ouc in his life he laid
aside the sling and pebble of the Previous
Question; that weapo which he wields
with such deadly skill hich no mortal'ar
gument may resist; wi which he has so
often smote. even upo the very forehead,
the vaunting Philistin f debate; this he
laid aside and essayed he armour of Saul.
Cased in denial and haudishing assertion
he boldly stood forth f battle-aye, sir,
and when it waxed to warm, and safety
consisted only in retre even as Eneas
"did from the walls jf Troy, upon his
shoulders the old Anch pes bear," so with
pious care did the holorable gentleman
convey from the field Ili hapless secretary.
In rapid flight. like Sati n voyaging thro'
chaos. half flying and alf walking, he
bore him across the Se ionian bog of his
official correspondence that documentary
morass, that. bottomls-s uagmire of ignor
ance, negligence and s pidity.
Honor to whom honi is due. While
the party have stood ag st at the astoun
ding array of facts; whi even the gallant
gentleman from Maryla (Mr. Thomas)
has hung out the Whit Flag and half
begged for'quarter-the entleman from
New Hampshire ha tak the front rank
and borne the biuiit of the fight. For
sha or shame! Whe is Achilles?
Wh Agamemnon?-4Where is Ajax,
that Nestor should be coJpelled to buckle
on the unwonted armor?-Mercury.
From take & Times.
FLORIDA JEFFEsoNI . REPUBLICAN
AIEETIN,-At a meetin f a number of
Democratic Repuhlican itizens of Flori
da, consisting of several biembers of the
Constitutional Conventic , and other Citi
zens, held. at the. Hotel of Capt.. H. F.
Simmons, in the City o St. Josepb, on
Saturday evening, Jan ry .'11th, 1839.
Walker Anderson, Esq% of Escambia,
was called to the chair, pnd Colonel A
bram Bellamy, of Jellitson, Edwin T
Jencke,, Esq. of St.Joho'), and Major Ga
briel J. Floyd, of Calhoino, were chosen
Vice Presidents, :anil Dr. E. R. Gibson, of
St. Joseph, and Buackinglyim Smith, Esq ,
of St. Augustine, Secrets-ies.
Mlr. James D. Westcog, Jr., of Leon,
addressed the meeting anil offered . the
following resolutions, wj ich were also,
spoken to by Getn. Leip4 Read, of Leon,
Judge McCants, and Ca . J. N. Partridge,
of Jetferson, David Lery, Esq., of St.
John's and Dr. Gibson, lof Calhoun, and
others, and after free di ussion and inter.
change of opinions were unanimously a
Resolved, That we beve the existence
otf Political Parties; orgi ized upon prin
ciple, and the action of which is governed
and regulated by regardfor the public wel
fare, so far from being eleterious, is salu
tary in its elects, an in a Republican
Government is absolu ly necessary for
its purity and conserva n.
Resolved, That we eprecate the per
sonal excitements, not riginating in prin
ciple, which have her fore characterized
the political contests it Florida, and hail
as a bright omen of :e future political
prosperity of our State he manifest disin
clitnation of a large pit ion of our fellow
citizens, to sullfer our utuare elections to
depend upon such gro nds.
Resolved, That w regard this as a
p roper crimi at whicl those citizens of
Florida, who truly pross the Jeffeirsonian
Republican faith, anE to be frienda'of
State Rights, should ~ite their eflorts to
produce union of senti tent, and concert of
action, and that organ~i tion, so necessary
in all political contes4 to 'ensure the trn
umph of correct prince les.
Resolved, That aing the cardinal
principles of Democraj, we hold that it
is the duty of a free lple, to require of
of those who are can dates for political
station, a full, unaml uous, and public
declaration iof their o 'nions, views, and
principles on all sub'lz t public interest.
Resolved, That e didates should be
selected, soley on acce at of their political
principles, ability, a~ integrity, and that
the support of repub ans, should he with
held from any aspir t, who evades ma
king a full avowal of is sentimuents; whose
political tenet, are bot certainly known.
and whose pretensios are placed on other
Resolved, That wb regard the leading
measures of the pres nt General Adminis
tration. and partica rly those stupported
by that distinguished rtateman of theSouth,
whose life of useful olaand devoted pa
triamtism has created a deep debt of grati
tude from his countrymen, as entitled to
the undivided and adenti support of the
whole Republican Party of the. South.
Resolved, That te recent attempts of
a fanatical and incejdiary faction in the
Congress of the United States, to interfere
with the domestic itititutions of the South,
call for unceasing vigilance on our part,
and decided action, exhibiiing a fixed de
termination not to snfi'nr stish lnerfareoc.
Resolvied, That we'have ;t1 eu ed wit
pleasure, the recent action in the House
of Representatives of the United States,
inducing the determination of the friends of
the present administration, from all sec.
tions of the Union, to preserve inviolable
the National compact, from-the polluting
hand of abolition incendiarism.
Resolved, That for the promotion of
Republican principles, and that hereafter,
less of personal feeling and personal preja
dice, may influence our elections, it is
proper and expedient, that a committee or
committees be appointed in each county,
to correspond with each othereand cause
an interchange of political opinions, that a
central committee of correspondence he.
appointed in Leon county. and that a cean
mittee be appointed to draft an address to
the Democratic Republicans of Florida,
in relation to the various political topics
seqqiring, discussion and action; and itwas
further resolved, that, the President and.
Vice-Presidents, appoint said committhes,
and cause these resolutions -to be published
in all the Demodratic newspapers of Flori.
The thanks of the meeting were then by
resolution tendered to the officers, and the
meeting then adjourned.
WALKER ANDERSON, Pres't.
E. T. JENCKES, V. Presidents,
G. J. FLOYD,
EDWARD B. (JzsoN, Secretaries.
SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE.
The number of Students is .160, as fo!
lows; Resident Graduates, 2. Seniors, 26,
Juniors, 44, Sophomores, 67, and Fresh
men, 23-all, except 7. of this Statie.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
His Excellency Governor -Noble. -
Lieutenant Governor B. K. Henagen.
Hon.A. Patterson, President ofthe Sea.
Hon. D. L. Wardlaw, Speaker of the
Chancellors Dunkin, J Johnston, D.-John
Judges, A. P. Butler. J. B. O'Neal, R.
Gantt, J. J Evans, B. J. Earle, J. S.
Messrs. A. Blandingi-D. J. McCord, T.
T. Player. J. Hamilton, R. Y. Ha yne,
J.- L. Petigru, Geo. McDuffie, T. J. Weth
era, J. N. Whitner, M. Laborde, Jos. E.
Jenkins, W. F, Desaussure, James Gregg,
R. W. Barnwell, W. Hampton, Drs. E
H. Anderson, C. G. Memnuager, .Thomas
Smith, W. F. Colcock, David H.. Means.
Alester Garden, Secretary.
Robert W. Barnwell. President, and
Professor of Moral and Political Philoso.
ev.J. fH. Thornwell. Professor of Le
-gio, Rhetoric and Metaphysics.
Thomas.S. Twiss, Professor of Maths.
niatics. Mechanical Philosophy and As.
Rev, Stephen Elliott, Professor of Sa.
cred Literature and theEvidetices of Chris
I. William Stuart, Professor -of Greek
and Roman Literature.
William H. Elleti, M2 D, Professr of
Chemistr'y,: Misferalogy and-Geoloy.
Francis Lieber, L. L, D. Professor'O
History and Political Economy.
- Williain H. Ellet, Secretary of the
Faculty. t- .W.,.
-Goa.-E.-ames.- A.- S., -Tajr.in bMath,
Chas. P. Pelham, A.B., Tutor in Greek
Thomas Park, Treasurer and Librarian.
James Fuller, Marshall.
Course of studies, Admissio0, $&c.
A Candidate for admission mnst satis~y
the F'acul ty by written testimonials, that
he suistatins a good moral character. In
ordinatry cases, the certificate must be
signed by his last instructor. If (somea
nother College, his -standing in that Col.
lege must be shown to have been good at .
the time of his leaving it. The stated
times for examination, are, the first week
in October, and the week before com
mencement; but in cases of urgent neces
sity, applicants may be examined at any
other limes diuritng the year.'
Persons admitted to advanced standing.
in addition :o the requisites for admission
to the Freshman class, must be prepared .
for an examination in the stuadies pursued
by the class which they destre to enter, or
in others eqluivalent to. them.
For admission into the
A Candidate is required to fhave an ae
curate knowledge of the English, Latin,
and Greek Grammars, inclnding Prosody;
to have studied Morse's, Worcester's or
Woodhridge's Geography, and- Ancient
Genetrnphy, and to he well acquainted with
Arithmetic, including Fractions, and the
Extraction of Roots; to have read the -
whole of Sallust; the~ whole of Virgil;
Cicero's Select Orations, consisting of four
agaitnst Cataline, pro lege ManLia, pro
Archia poeta, pro Multone, and the Jirat
Philippic: Latin Composition, or .Mair's
Introduction; Jacob's Greek Reader, Xen.
ophon's Cyropedia, four books; 'and the
first Book of H omer.
STUDIES OF FRESHMAN YEAR.A
:Adams' Roman Antiquities; the wholo
of Horace; Xenophon's Amabasis, six
books; Homer, ten books; Bourdlon's Al.
gebra ; Legeadre's Gdometry ; Tytler's;
Tacifus, including the five books of his
History. Germany and Life of Agricola,
Jnvenal, six satirts; Graca Majora, 1st
volume; Plane and Spherical Trigonoame
iry; Davies Mensurationi and Surveying;
History; Whatley's Logic; Heoat, Light9'
and Electricity, as taught in the Library
of Useful Knowledge; Whatley's Rhetorie.
Cicero die Oratore: Juvenal, four sati
res; Graeca Majora, continued; Demos
thenes; Davie's Analytical Geomet; ;De
scriptive Geometry: Perspective.-D' feren.
tint and Integral Calculus; History; Che
mistry; Elements of Criticism; Moral Phi.
losophy: Sacred Literature and Eviden.
ces of Christiapity.
International Law; Select Latin; Greek..
Dramatists; Mechanical Philosophy and*
Astronomy; History; Political Egonomny;
Metaphysics; Chemistry; Geology,- and .
Mineralogy: Sacred Literature and Evi -
dences of Christianity.
There shall be three daiit:e;itanoee