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From thc Charleston Couricr.
Proceedings of a Convention of the vari
ous Bible Societies, of South Carolina,
held at Columbia, S. C., Dec. 8 anl 9.
i aecordance with an invitation fionw
the Bdard of mlanazers of the Bible Society
ofCharle-ston, the Deslegates from the va
rious Bible Socieiies of : .ii Carolina,
,convened at the Leciure Rtooim ofihe Bap
-tist Church, in Columbia, on Tuesday,
Dec. 8. 1840.
Daniel Ravenel, Esq.. was called to
the Cliair, and Rev. Whilefoord Smith
The following Delegates appeared and
took their seatIs, vi.
Charleston-Danipl Unvenr-i. flon. D.
L'. Huger, Rev. Whiiefoord Smith, Rev.
W. H. Barawell, Col. C. G. Menmin
Prince George, Winyac-A. H. Belin,
Kershaw-Rev. R. Townsend.
Prince IKilliamt's, Beaufort-Mr. B. A).
.St. Bartholnew's Collelon-D. S. Hen
.Ricland-Rev. Dr. Leland. Rev Dr.
Howe, Rev. Win. Martin, Andrew Wal
..FairfieldI-Rev. M. -Polden.
-Nazaret Congregation, %;partanhurg
MJr. G. C. Logan.
.Greenville-Rev. C. C. Pinckney, B.
F. Perry. Esq.
Anderson and Pcndlelou-Gen. J. N.
On motion, Rev. F. R. Goulding, an
agent .of the Amerienn Bible Society, who
was present, was invited io take a seat
and assist in the deliberations of the Culn
The business of the Convention was
then opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr.
On motion, it was
Resolved, Thnt a Coinimittee of six he
appointed to prepare business lihr ils Con
The following gentlemen were a;poin
ted- that Committee. viz : Gen. J. N.
Whitner. Rev. C. C. Pinckney. Rev. Dr.
Leland, A. H. Belitn. Esq., Hion. 1). I.
Huger, and D S. Henderson, 199.
On motion of Gen. % hitiner, the ep.
W. H. Barnwell was added to that Coi
unittee. as Chairman.
The Rev. Mr. Barnwell then suhbmitted
a series of Resolutions, which were refer
red to the Committee appointed to pre
pare business for the Convention.
On mutton, a Committee of three was
appointed, consisting of Rev. W. Martin,
A. vallace, and Rev. Dr. Howe. to make
necessary arrangements for a public iet
in; on to mjorrowv nigh91 t..
Mr. Memuimnazer informed ihe Conven
tion, that the Ilouce of Representatives
had tendered the use of their Chamber to
this body, for theit meeting on to-morrow
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the procee:ings of the
.ls retirre~ t ie $$oiniece"ip
pointed to prepare business for this Coi
It was also
Resolrcd, That ws hen we adjourn, we
adjourn to meet at 10 'clock to-morrow
mtiorniflr, in the room in the basement sto
ry ofIhe State lLouse, adjoining the Ee
On molation. it was
Resolced. That the Convention aiddres'
a letter to hothi I Ioui'es of the Legislaltre,
inviting thema to hart-ndl the mneetin2 of ib
Convention. on to-tmotrow evenintg.
Otn motion, the Convent ion then adl
WEI'DNEsD.tY MotNING, Dee. 9.-The
Conventmnat met I lth mormn1 . ;.arena"t int
adjourtinwnt. and was aip-n~ed s ih pray
er byr the Rev. Mr. Martin.
T'he mrinute- of the last mieeting wieru
read. cor'recd .'tnd conlir tmed.
Tihe follon in! adlditional Delegates :s;e
peared andle took their sentt, viz : Rev. lir.
Gilman, Dr. J 1.1. Wshitridge atnd Edward
Frost, Es.q., fromt the Bible Society, of
Chsarleslon ; E. Rhett, Esg , from the
Becaufr Bible .Society ; and Major J. E.X
Henry,. nmi JoL~t Cri -- ford. E-q., fromt
i'uw:r,thA, Spartaenhurg District
Tlhe Pres'idet infobrmedl the Conve~n
tion, tha hi le had ext. nded their in Vi a nin
to the two lionses of the State Le;;isla
Thel Rev. Mr. Barnwe ll, fronm the Com-'
mittee iwhich wats apin~tit ed to prepatre
business for the Convention, ten stubmit
ted a series of R-'soitiomn<, wich, after
being discussed and amnendedl. were adop
ted as follows, viz:
I. Resolved, That the adoption of mneas
ures for supplying and keeping suppljied.
with the Illoly Bilie, every reningte indsi
viduatl in 'he Commonwealth, williigto~
receive it, is an ohjeet whichl merit4 thec
earnest and immiedia e attention or the
friends of Bible Distribution, throughout
2. Resolved, That the formation of Bi
bsle Societies at all the Villages and Court
House, throughout the Stmee, is herebyv
recotmmendled, as pemnn organizations
afford the best tmeans of niseertahiing. silp
plying anid keeping supplied, thie w'ant of
.Bibles. in their several neighborhoodls.
3. Resolred, That a vigorouis and een
eral effosrt he made to el1;ber a complete
supply of the State wviith Bibles, within
one year from this date.
4. Resolved, That to) promote the ob
jects of the foregoinir Resnibations, Corn
tmittees be appolintedl to conse'ist of gentle
men residing itn each of the Districts and
Parishes of :he State, who are herby re
1. To~ promote the establishment of So
eieties within the Districts assignted them.
2. To use their itnflutence as metmbers,
with the members of Societies -thready ex
isting. or that may bie formted, to pomote
through them", the sopgply of their Dis
trict, within the yeair: atid
3. Wherever no Soeieties exist,. or can
be formed, to undertake 'hmu~isalves, b~y
suitable arrangements, the .t supply of their
4. Resolved, That the Bible Ssoiety of
QIrnrearnn. be rcennented to not na the oeio
cral medium fur furnisting the Sucieties
that exisi,-or that may. be fortped,.or the.
Com nittees to be appojinted with .auch
nimber of Bibles. and"Tesarrenits is .mav
boequired - which -ibs uinderstomi, ilthai
society is w iling to do, at cost and -char
(. Resoled, That a Commillee he alp
1ilittiei ';;ecnsist of tire onilcamers, to
prepare an address to the congretgations fifr
aIl denominations in lie Site friendly to
Ihe olject. sottin forth the claims or tlle
Bihle canse. i.a-:d reliesiing their co-ope
raion in the work tunderiakea bv tile Con
veintin, tle said address in be priined with
the joirtnilI- of rihi Convention. and sent
to the miniiter or oflicer of every snch
7. Resolved, rhat.anExerwtive Coin
mitliet he appoitited, to conlsisi of seven
members, to be loen-il in Charleston, with
power to fill vacancies in their own body;
that the said Comnmittee he reqiesred to
-orrespond with the Bible Societies and
District Committees. throutghoni tle Stare,
to appoitt titne or more aigents i prom o
lion of the Bible cause, and pr'ecribe their
duties; rind to receive and keep an acfntu.t
of all monies that may be placed in) their
hands by Societies or individu ds, and all
sums that may be collected hov the agent
or agent-,. in promotion of tie bible entise;
which sums shall, after providing there
fRom ior the salary of the agent or maents. he
nipplied to tire supplying witih Bible snrh
portion, of the State, as may he found to
be wihhota adequate local arrangetmcims
for the puirpose.
8. Resolved, That when this Conven
lion adjourns, it sinnd adjourned to meet
at tbis place, on tire Thrrsday, after the
fourth Montday in November. 1811, at
which time, all the Bible Societics aid the
Exective ani District Committces, are
requested to report fully, and the agents
ta at etrl prepared1 to do tire same, bou in
9. Resolto. Thait the Excettive Coin
mittee be chargrd wiih the duty of givin I
notoice in time public prints of the itne aid
plice of tire ti giii. provided ror in thIe
foreging Resolnmion, and of inaking all
arratigemi-ts preparatory thereto.
1 was ftrttur Resolre,. ihnt editors of
nouspaers in thi Swite, frirndly to he
Buile cause, are hercby r(goesed t) give .
an ira-ertioni I' tire jalilinals of this Con
Rsolertd, ThI.at the Ciair:n1::n appoint
Ie Ditrict C i te.
The Conventinsri then procecdied to ap
pint the E-etiiiive Commitite conttem
plated in tie 7ti Resolution. when oil o
tin. it wras
Rrsolued, Tha ti.e Presideint ofr tis
Conveniona be tire Ciairman of that Com
The President was reqtested to appoint
the remaining members of the Cominic-,
and asked anid obtaiiwd leave to make the
appointineit after the adjournment of tie
The Committee of A rrnnrgeieIts for. thIe
ineetinig this evening made a report, which
Tle Conveniion theti adjourned to meet
in the Represetatiive Chaumber, this eve
ingi at 7 o'clock.
The Cotivention mret in tMe tepresct.
tative H all, at 7 o'clock this evening. Te
following additional members appeared
anid took their seats. viz:
Clarendun-D. S. Dubose, Esq., R. J.
Beauforl--Jeremniah Fickling, Esq..
Thmsiat. 1"nrliler, Esq.
Riddland--Pre.-ident Robiert W. Bairn
Faiyrield-Rev-. W'. E. Collier.
tarenarille-Jset iphc bare. E.
Ciicstn-C'oi. Thronmst J. Gaun r.
prayer iby tire Resv. Dr. Howiie, tire F're'e
dnt, 311r. Ru' eniE!. gavi e a brtief hismi cal
viewv of te formerr eilaris wich hatd beens
timadle to uistriajm.te the 1libl ini Sonthi Catr
olint, aind :snr outline of the plan propiosced
by this Conrveintion, togrethier wtith some
tatisti csaonnected w'ith the Bible ctanse.
Tihe ifjllowin.r Resolutions were theno of
ferd andi~ adopa'ed:
IUv tire Resv. WhnirefiordI Smi'ith.
Il-solved, Th'iat tire siuppgly of tire whlole
wsrldi withI tihe wiri tten wordl of Gssd, i-a an
ohjeet whIose tmoral gtatndeir shtonhll en
gage tire hetairtfeh interest of every lover
tf G~od oar manai.
By Lol. C. G. 3s-tnmminger,
Rtesofred, That tire genrerail dlaisriuin
tof the Bibile is inititanehy connirt edrrr with
publiieci utention anrd pitblie virtine.
Byv 3laijor J1. E. Hlenry,
Resolred. That tire distribuitin of the
Bibh- is highly condulneive to tire ds mesnie
cumifort antd social quiietnress of tire pen
By the Rev. Mr. Pmarnw-l.,
Jiesolved. T hat an view ouf thre consider
ations which have breen pire-entedi to the
troiee of ibIis mreetitg, i r becosmtes all who
regardi ;re lest welfare of rte Smite to co
operaetin rtm irishinig every itndividuial cit
izeni within her iituits with a copy of tire
wrrd of life.
The loreoing Recohtutions w-ere si'
rained bry stnitatbie addresses from the gen
tletmen whoii resrpec-tivelIy off'ered themn.
hr wars theri. our mtotionl,
Resolced, iThat thIe Exzcntive Comii- ~
tee hie charged wvith tire publ1icat uitnof the
jourtuals of ithis Cohniventiorn. ini cor.nectilonm
wijth the address conrtemrtplated in tire sixthm
rThe Rev. Dr. Gilsman, after a few up
pr-opriame remtarkseconcludled tire exerceises
orf tire eveninag bly p~-roonneing thre biene.
W~Vherentpon tire Conveition a-ijsurrned.
DANIE L R A V ENE L, Pre-identr.
I'The Coimnmittee, undser sthe si xith reseilni
tin, e'mtislts of Rev. Dr. Lelandl Rev-.
Mir. Martin, andi Re-v. Dr. Honwe.
N. 1B. T1hte fediowitmg gentlemien consta
tune thse Sranrdinrc Commniiteee ttier thre
seventh resoltrion: Danilel Raivenil. Esq.
Chtairman, Rev W. iH. Barnwvell. Revw.
Dr. J. 13. Wirrisdge, .J. W. Pertnrnreao,
Eseq.. anti Wmur. Riley. Esiq.
All edittirs frietndly toi rhe Bibule cause,
will 'onmferi a favor by copying these pro
The population of Berke cosnry, Penmn
sylvaniau is 69,276. Ver-ily, this is a small
Fon, the Charet tvi Airry.rg.
General nuention isi nowv~anxiusly di
reeied to thle West aindi Soudh West, oil
lie deierniiiintion of %whose bonkers, it
seems to delpend wheiiar ile resumption
sall be general and have the perinnen
ry to gild if.- rke. Ai opirion has -lieeu
ironly and othen expressed in N. York.
hat the Southern and Sitith wetern hanks
vill not resume-some' hnvo even iain
ainied lini, as I body, they catiit. Ma11ny
iithe Whig editors at the Stomb ha'e
vIrillen 11) the s.]ate purport-iot by Ild
nittitng that their banks are itisolvent-for
hey have long been converts to the Bahi
:ore maximoz, that banks are stronga'st
whfenit hey ha ve least specie and ite sali-st
.vhteqnhe pay name at all--hut by covert
v dwtvling on the severe restraimts of eash
nlyments. and praisitng the graciouts privi.
esge of apparent bankruptcy, they are
nife;. ttstlV seeking to cast ob-ticles inl te
%ay of resumption ; fe make it tIn unpopo
II su-p. and to lay it) it charge helore
111tm1 nil that the coinmutnuity may lie balled
mn to hear in the prncess of recoverint frot
mier-speetilnidsi, the vast wreck of
w.lich still lie in th way of al solid pros
seriiv. These eilbris tend I, trw oneh
louht ott tle ptoispect of early refsuimptiio;
vthiel i6 still fldt-r increiseid y' the jusi
milished statnent of the ntrnirs of the
.. tices Bank. We miade a co-nment
t this doetnment yesterday. The ei'et of
, in its own neimihbiorhood, hs ben iiit
r-ate perfect tnnie-the stoell sellint
n Philadelphia on lite 7t inst. at 50:- aml
losing at 5-2. The bank had in f teen
ime pulihilied a second statement, show
nl its !afiiirs otn this 51h ins'. which seems
o hIue had no raioriale cifeet. rnad in.
leed aliirds no hetier evideiie o hie saI
nlev of fihe in tition. Thi-e sta;t
ti'ts wiil probably convinep ;all business
no tha t' the great 1. ttImk cann t it o o.
Vilth mmuch :I ,enre1.sino i.1 it. stock, it
vould seem madness to think of asking
'r that trust firomt ie public on whicb ri
In. a hin1k ain Stand.
The fill eff~et ofi ths siniement in- New
Cork aeninitt to be seen, Is we have tno
npers from ti;al city later itha Tuesday.
I tmv tr' contflyIleat V expected hiowever.
!i:a ti-I V:ank ii itt till relief fron tle
a voniale otrction of that city.
It i6 sill confidlenthl .i:tld ItIu the batnk
Vill res-e-:f, ont the 1 . inst. and that i' is
arepared to supptrt the oisit iton-ti! we
mve little Iiitth in thite ivin' ut ; no bank
ilt miuniiltnll -1-4h pnyimiti n iih its stock
at.-Ipressed-it hit-ks the Ifn-liuatin an.l
e i the lank of tie! U.St:s holds its
Wit CtoCk itl the asiouni of more ihat iwo
Iillionl-A-which1 Inieq in its 6stinielentt ;t
ar- nti ouros hint f tite principles fil
hicvhi we are to ca.lculate i:s :ssest ga-t
Tle failure of tlli hanil involves in it
hat of many others. and will l far it re
i'w the reim of confisien. A gain we u say,
o ill Philadelphia financierint, Good
jord deliver us!
Frow the Charbaion Courier,.
We ara rerp:esied to eall the t:nic ticulian
f Matgistrates. Prtioeeutors, and Witnes
L'. in the Court, of vs-e iau-<, in the. Stae,
c. Pi.L pon itiitrmain miie of the
1::ter~mlity of any n% inewvihin tlihe Statle,
it sipplnri aily accusationn nade, or where
hie matiriatliiy of sich witis, jIhnjII ie
ithin the kniowledge of any Maistrate,
e shall issue lii wtarrant, regi(irin g sieh
'inles I t appeart hetbre him, aor the necxt
log;iirate, or eniter ito recotgmzanUtce, itil
inid seenrit y, it dleemed'i ptroper, ni It h.I
carrantt shltl aiuthornti:2a ithe arrest aind de-'
Lttioni ofi tunv stichI iiniss. ii una Dis
eIre Sileh1 'ii t~irtate, andi~ refiusitng to
tr in1to reclz/anice, sn~eht iiness mtay
C com~ ;tittedi hsv thet M ;tgisltar; anid thte
ented sha tll in helonics, atid nito ther ease,
ny'.e the like process to compel the attaen
atnee sit anyl witniess in their btehialf, as is
ran ieal, or ipernmitteal, ott behal f of thec
'tate ; Pronvided. TJhnt tno Magistrate shall
-eeive nuny fees for issninog iniore tan otte
narranit fort wi in. sses ont the part of the
titttte llr ilfn ihe lit tif te ;atensedi in
Iii piroseeitutr, or ticcused, was nott aware,
ile time onaf theC pireviouIs watrratii, ofC thle
lie boItve ptiovisiont of law I, siubpmuni~s willI
or iteretalier be issutedi fromi the Coturits of
t.eiins, ill behl f of the State, lint iahe
tenancitte of inetsses will tie reqitiredl
v re-cogntiziance ordi y. Witneisses whoi
aye bieen htoutisd over1, will Ithe.iU reiit tot
in until thte case ini whlich theiy aire bounttd
re CianIly dtisposed , or tt ir reogni
ane-es tire is-chiarged; anid utpoit dehitli
heir r-ecognizainces wiill be e'srea-ed.
'a her-e i he itnesa-es hav ie not beent boilnda
ver. Ithe praoseentior wvill be held respin-.
'le sor their ait milanlce. ianeitiuponl their
tire, he wi.ill be umade tiablhe on his re
ogttizace, uniless it appear that Iae hats
ivea ine proper info~rmntiion 10) the Maigis
rate, it Sesonl tat hatve thte witnetsses~- botund
ver; and M unistrat~e will also bei leit-l re
pinsiblie whettre theay htavie ne~lteda to is
llThis ntic is puol'ttisiied ait the inistiance
1 the Aittrny Genteral, whoase- duity ii
ilh be tao en11(ree I te la v in the manneor
We perceive satys the Atexattdrit Gtaz
'tie, that Mr. M'Leoad hias beeni :bittedl
a ait. If Ite un a giIty oif thei ofhee
aly be pirocuorid and forfented. It hei wa ts
unoiacent hte wilt hatve the samte ;advatages
if tia its tire grtted ti) n Amertien-i iii
:en The interfe-rence of the GJovernmntt
f his caount rv wilIliu probably aiad here-a.
l'he lritish lai will bei contaent wvith hav I
ng shaon u his teeth.
For a C'old an:d Hloarsrness.--Bitil ai
mticer, tand po ur aon it th ree t ale spatun
Ftas of commoniati misses5t-, the jiie oif thei
:rnp it exi-rtetotd, andt irmis a 6'vriip whieb
svill be Cioundti very i-!iiicaciaus ini remoe ingt~a
lhe hta;rseness and mor-e thtrotat oh ai comn
Corrcsjxnumknice of the Charleston Courier.
WASnt GT0o, Jan..
Mr. Preston dadlressed lie Senate this
mornin-, in oippositiol to Mr. Benton's
prkjt. lihr th ediposalof the public lenls.
his ipeecl was marked, a- usual, with
lieury of imagery nun eloqu Ct langutiage.
It was li.tenud to with ietich attenuion
lv the -cnte;f, ind an large number of
niemdbers of the House. ''hie !!lCies
were crowded. Mrt. P. occupied about
1wo hours in his remarks, the tendency (W
hich wats to resikt fnlly present dieddling
wit I the pu blic lands, but to let things
c0nitnue in tliir prtset.! state, uitil the
Coming admoiiistratio n hl got into power.
I lieliev. that I have herero!'re noticed
a rumor, whieb seems at pre eit emi Inf
to some credit. Mr. Preston's nomination
as Miniiier t.i Engiland, ij phie of the
pte-Pnt incumbent, who, you are aware,
is shortly eaxredci home.
Mr. \Voodhury will not he admitted to
hi. sent ini the Scnie after the 4th of'
March, as the whins will i;ive a large mn
jority it. zuthat foly, and the" contend Itha
lie is not n citizei of New i ampshire, bt
of the District of Columbia. There are
certain whispers, t oo, in cireiaion. wiielb
speak of a holdingi hark on the part of the
whiis iti tihe Grafito. S'itae ill rle late
eirciino, in order to Iill their opponents
into n tate of secirity, and make a tes
pier Ti onsin hi fl thi l ito gain the Le
gi.,inture. by whieh nwains .ir. Vodr',ul
ou lie kept out, with IlII utsnistueice (if
11he- U1 it ;Ioritv in the Sentite. Wheth
e!r this plaii will lie iiloplete or doippiei,
will be seen-that it was in coitemplarion
lately, I knoiw.
The wenther is w4 m!.1 as stminmer, but
ditgrcuble in tle extreie, owing to thIe'
iiiinense fall of r:id. nm hi(.b] is now de
scending in loriets arouid us. The iiail.
(-::m.- th!rn:-gh ye-iterdny f1-rm as fatr South
a% Niew Orleuan--rather a ro.veltv hbre.
The Senaue wasn-mn euani-ed. to fay.
in the if enission of t he propective Pre.
emp/iin Bill .
An ictideto tal disnsion hIa.s arisen upon
ih riglts of eii tznsiiip, and ihe power of
COngre~tss in reference* tat sitah rihits. Mr.
Chl s e n a tnt of iome import
;i>' that. in the Stite of Illinois, the eler
io-i was ditided in faivor of Mr. Van In
ren. ly the :fiil fI niien vouers. Mr. Wri:;ht
sked, whnt was th:t to Its! ani:1 vhat
right had Congress, lndier the Cnstin
tiol, 1itcot rol the leginlation of the States
in retiard to the exercise of tile right of
sniorige ? Thil q(uesion has beni very
(nj!IV nnm i ly dierised, so far n,. it has n
hieering" on the Pre emittion bill. Mr.
liestna ade aI l abib- spchc'j tpon it to
ifri he fCiar. he ndiiiiiiied. iad no one de
ties it, it is aln ariument nmlinst aidmit
ling fori-igners, whoit are not oatrrlized,
to the privilege ora, 're-mptotion iw, amit
it was Alr this porpose that 31r. Clay al
The dehn:l tit les wit apipar to he ioea
its close. Mr. Caliun is expect d to
speak tiio it, uial mach interest is rple inl
reg-ard tit his views of tor lad polic.v.
The diilieftv aft ibi subject inereahis
and Mr. Crain's phm af a Cession to
the S(tte--, in certnin condi-;nus, is :in
flii isii iirln11hifJ u
ry, the iay i hieh is ta decide the fite oli
the Biiks iii this part of tin- cotiury. It
is generally supp-ed that Lh. U S.'Bank
of j'ennsylvanui will remine, it itow long
she will maninii her rsmtitOton is con-i
etlriil very i acrt ain. Therr- ii livie con
firolere Cel 'in tihn institution--aud ronfi.
ileice hia, bietn ilie batsis taf all the vnit :in
e'xtraiVngani toperiat~s mlf thi.:t banik lire
itfore. Ila- iiiinmtdi.nte liihilities myv lie
pri',w'd uponia her andm drive laer intoi sust
pensiion, or, it may) be, to lhitl;hitin.
.in n. 8.
Bolh I hinsrs w1ere ini sesiaon, hitt veryi
litIe wais doane. Mllr. Sitnley intttroihnead
the hill. of which lie bail gi veni ntoie, tat
pythe fauth tiii instnet to thet S t:tles
due to thetm uinder the depositeu net, as
sootn as the nattiotintal deb: is patid o(T
Shuld tbis lill patsi, SathI Caroldina
will receive ahont thfree hutndiredl antI fifty
thntsuil adollarts for iiar shnre. ft amottnts
to abtout thle sim hilng ::s MIr. Cla.y's dis
tribuitiotn l and billI, withf this except ioni
thant it is ntiat ble pt into e-xcLii tin until
thae ptablie dits nre paid.
T1he're funs hbeen interest excitedl in the
enil yesteray miae lby tthe Settnte ont the
Secrinr iy oif the Tren-ury' fair n <t nimcn t
f a' uhe ni'regtie niatunt oft 11o4 to the. peoa
fife of this coutitry lhv 't dfepressiont af hanki
paer.iti' &c.. The il.j'ct is. nat dloti, to
pr-olte- a dnmuenit that w vill nor se rve tot
ihalste-r niy batik credit ini tbis daty of' its
'lTim aladdet fall of U. S. link stock,
si nc the pubtlientiorn otf its camndi tion, dotes
nail ntueur wall fori the stability of its intend
Thea P Amiisted case is soon to bte tried he
fare then Supjremte Coiutrt aif tha' U. Srttes.
It fhas bee-n sttpptosed that the decrnec of
the District Court of Caon., libe'rating the
nei'rnes, wonhl fbe aflirmed, especially as
Mr. Amfhitns ha~s vokfinteeredl ne counsa'l for
he niegroae, nnda wilhl,'uhailess, make a
lenrited. inigettiotns, anid eloqtet nrennmemt
in their behalf.~ liii hearto, the negrot'afn ha
hadti all the wrtitera ni reviewer, an thoir
sidehu. tnnta snee'rsf'i Id nmpts have been
imande Lto prejiidice the pie ini ai d in thair
T'he Jiudges of the Sttpremre Court,
howeaver, birathe a eil~erentt atmito~fpher'e,
nd! amre noit her it facte byi l fanauiticismi.
noar nve'rnwead by chnioor. TIhiey will,
there-lbre-, as I have til dtont, pay somife
respecr(t to the existing treaities with Spaitn,
anal adelii -rntp, at the demnattl of i le S pan
ishi Minister, 1fpersonis wihoim the Slanish
laws antd our own laws recognize as pro
Ma!r. : dmnne will tiake the graitnd thiat
they are- noit slaves, hn: they atre atllega'd to
be 'so by S paitishi uthonrities, and aitr
Counris lhave no iight to deccidec that they
nrc tnot so.
J an. 9.
The defiacienev itn thme Reveatnet hfas, at
lenigtht olfiged thle Sec'reinry oif thle Tfren
siry to enll fr' ntt istie oilf1re~aur notes.
Ini his fr-ter to the Chiairmatn of the' Com
mttee of' Ways) :ad Menntt. lie stes thlat
lage aitmnm s I have tte demu adedf anid
paid lforal diawhfineks; lhnt duties hiave' been
reftndied utnde'r judicial dec'isiauns; thit
grieat ofemind rt mad ioe fan' fis hitng hiion
tie nd nt hnt the ''rvnetiry i, ittvolt'cd in
great experesS growin out o rthe Jocida
war, -the pensions. the ceuss, -the:t 6t of
the District of Coihimbir asumied by the
Government, &e. &c. In1 fioe, he sav-,
Ie knows not how it is possible to preserve
hie publie faith without additiinal means.
Mr. .Jnes reported n hill, to-day, in ac
c-ordanie wIiih those rep resenitations.
T whe hill authorizes tho Presideni of the
Uiied Si.ates to e'1use l'rensury notes to
be i3-ued, nq the exi-encies of the Govern
meni may reqire. to :In amonit Int ex
crediling ilhe sui or five millions or dial
The lill wns rommitted to the Conmiui
cee of It Whole on Ilie state of the Union,
and if will probably bie soon called up and
passed. It will enable the givernment to
rn smoinottly through 1841, and, if Mr.
W~iloliry's articipalions of an increase
of revenne in the 3d and 4th quarters
should lie realized, will leave' surplus
menus in the Treasnry at the end of the
No othe'r public business or importance
was trn nsaeted.to-dty.
The Seitate dill not sit tn-day. The de
baie, in Ihai body, last evening, filn the
suhii. of tte dispute with Gr-it Britnin
as to ihe Nnrth eastern Boundary line,
wis very animaited. The proposition was
if, print for distribution i and- public infor
mtintin. :le dlihnts4 of the liii~h Parlin
me-ni, priir to 1S20, on 0ie subhject of lite
bnidery. This broiiihr out several Sell
alors on thle imain gust4-ion. 11 is 11o be
iremarked that, in the debate, Mr. WaIkei'.
Ar. Linsi. Mr. Allen anl other atdinittis
tratimo Sennotori. n ere nom dre-idd in in -
.isting upon ihei- necessity of bringing -the
iegoriniiii .) n . cltise. in snme way or
other, withoui further delay,--evert at the
linzardI of wanr. ir. Clay on the other
himd wa- for pence, even at the inconve
niice or a proirneed negotiation. His
whol view of ihie tmniter was pavieic; and
lie wn- in favor of leaving it in the hands
or the Exiective Am ,l;ailj-m--rii by nego
liation. At Ite snine iit.e. if 'iar mist
con-. thotii l4w to Cc iito it, he would
he as ziea nlus as any In mil aintatiin tI it.
Thfinah we are within seven weels of
til- termtiotin of the present s-.Ssiont, no
thing has yet been done by Coigress. The
general appr'uopri;aintin hill, and the navy
appropriat ion hill, still sluewi r in the
Conmolitice or Was anol Aleans. Ir.
Adams's revenne l'ill, thoigh so mnuch
uroed at the hginning or the sesion.
sleeps very quietly in ihe Comlimittue of
tie Wh, bole.
ro-miorrow i- loe (MY assignedJ biy ir.
Clav for bringin florwid his prposi:i-lnu
(ar ihe repeal of the Sub-Trensory. Hitt,
;IS his land bill has le-eni ini the Iten iilme
propoiseld by tir. Criinentd-ei, ho inuri drop
lie Sob-Treasury to defend ha. I atui
cipate a brillianti discussion between him
nid 3ir. Calhoon. on tlie subjec of c their
respective land hills. 1 ity quetitins of
liince and revenue will be necessarily in
volved in abis diennion. ie views of
3r Calioin aid of Mr. Chy, in regard
ti a tnrill. will th;us he uected. It is aver
r1d1 oyy the flaitim-ore Piloi, that 31r. Cal
bian is in favor of it utity on wics an
Iiks mid other articles now frie. Whithit
(- 5ir. Clay will go any further tan this
i ka maiter ordis ute. 'Te New unland.
rmmnwmeier--nt epposerr-friinnmg the
id proeetlC rig N nin. But Petnsylva
ia will go i rongly and with great unani
mity for file restiton of the pro:ctive
picity. To render this policy iiecessary.
lie fir si Step omst. he Ito ctit olE threc ai
a hlIf itillinntts from 0ie re vene, ly Mr.
(lay's land bill. If ihe whi- administra
ion should litit their- expenditures tn
wawtmy tmill ions; they mutst still add thi
ieen tmillionus to ithe revenne for etistims,
after I184I2. To matke at tarill (hr this pur
pose, with a due reard to the iterests of
every pat of' lie U2nin, is a great andi dif
fient probalem. Mllr. Clay fias, no donbt,
solvedl it to htis owna s:tisrnctiiin:;i iol,
lie i-s not ini theC hiait of conealing~ iir witht
huh lini r his iews, we shall sion ha ve
T'ram the Chaerleston Melremiy.
Thuere. i. *ne !.e::nre itn the Caon m nr.
ket this year, which has failed to attract
thle ntentlion it merit s--wie mtean i le im
mtense falling~ ut! of export to France. he
rensont S donhhle-s well rn ugh knowna to
thte maerchiants, but io the pmuli it is in
volved in tit little obsettrity. Whatt was
here ini thet cirunmsrtance-s of ID w:9 hich
should havu e cretei I it denmand iar Cottont
in bant counaitry. whic-h hats been /s il ly
asined t, oar ratbrc wich haef l~s saa comt
!ile-tly vaniisha-d in l1810 ? Was it mere
speeniat ion ? or how fari wats it a defunnd
of' trade, andl how foir a mtut ter of funiey '?
andl if iiti-were artifici:,l, how mnehl or it is
of the Frenchl to baeno sudldenly a gret
manuhf~euritng ntation, befoare they had ei
lher c-ountetd iic cost, gatherred the cnpital
iar oplenedl a markt-t foar their fabrics-anid
how'A much ntat we credit 1o the effect of
a remioval oaf all diuty on the raw tmaateri
al, the great fall in it.t pricetand t he vaii
Onis pr'olert.i, maiii'sto..s, promniises, vis
ion" nat naeut-intions fromti this sid'- the
At lantie. thait were designetd andi ex pected
ti set all Eurorpe uad Amieriena shtakingc
of at buiirin riiat idinn aiian" on the sub
jet ofl " Stuilendlls sinaae."' onhatless
all these thiiings had an inilneneo, hiat we
ick iniformntian as iio the prouporaiiion, and
it is of reatl impornitancee to know if there
are not in the atf'airs oaf the present year
enntses of dl'precsiont that have drawin the
Frencha manrke t to far unrrower limits thian
tmny lae rationaitlly looked for' in succeeding
The excess-iveC export of Cotton to
Frantce in 1839 40, land nio doutht left a
coneidechrntble sutrpalus in all ite suliordinailte
miatrkt-, tts it hail left a lair;:e stack in the
prinicipl Iona of H-av~re, atnd somnething
peirhap;s a greatt denal-is to bet laid to the
n:.i tationu of' thle routnntry't it antic'ipariion tif
a ge'ne'ral wair. ihe 'eent of wich miighit
neal brea itk LIpI th fto reigin comm lierce of
Franct~e. Tlhe I arge pitbllie loanus imade
ande projectedl lay the Governmuet, lhe en
listtiimen t aliers ;ad ihe distracina idle
iess of gienernl pmioitismi. (pauenliarly a
F'rencha frai lty) mi ust ha ve all final unfor
titnate inafienee liinla th prres of mtnann
factotres, i he systema of' whIich is yee bitt imt
perfecily sietl, I. itt evena ailliwinig for
all thtese. mnaligti ituliienices, we are somne
what at a lass to .iecount for the extent of
the ftulhnn n(1.
.Thomjports of Cotton to France rar
three :.nontlhs from the 1st October, 189,
amounted. to ahout 120,000 bales. Thd
saine mnonths this year they haveabutitj
exeeeded 40,000 bales-scarcgiy abov'w
the ratio of I to 3-a change so remarka
ble, thn it deserves particular inVii6iga
lion. Can any of our merchants throw
lig ht upon iis suiject ? If* sli, we~~h'oipe
they will not withhuld it. Our foreign
market is our life.
Correspondince of the Baiviuore Patriot.
UNIOTorwN, l'A., JanIl. 8ill, 1841)
Ofice of the Pennsylvania Democrat.
Our town is now the theatre of great
eitecnt and commoticin-, growing out
of the airest of Dr. John F. Braddee, of
this place, and three of his supposed con
fiderates, who are charged eithbroibing
Suspicioi Tellenpon Mr. Corman,- 41h
driver of the mail -tage, who was arrested
at the inttnac~ fMr. PuIt, a special agent
of t he Post Omce Department. le (Cor
man) <onn casifessed the crime, and imapli
cated Dr. Braddec, his clerk, Pinnell, and
a person by the name of Strayer, who were.
severally arrey ted last evening. - about. fve.
o'clock. A guard was placed over the
house and onw buildings of Braddee through
the night: and in the morning search was
made which resulted in finding no less than
nine mail hags, labelled ''New-York,"
which had been concealed in the bottom
of the privy-further search was made- .
an: a sumi exceeding Ten Thousand Dol
l:irs was loutnd in the mnow-besidessundrY
a ppairtus for coining money-pistols,.tray
elling trunks, cut to pieces. They are alL
commtnilled in default efgiving bail, whh
was placed at a high amount. On the ex
amttiIation. Mr. Plitt gave it as his opinion'
ihat the sum extracted at this place, i3
cash and drafls must exceed one hundred
thonsandl dollars. Great joy resigns hero
aitong u:l lionest people, who no'v believa
tast iruhese men are found guilty of the
olfessc charged, there will be a cheek put
tpon the daring depredations upon proper
ty which have been heretofore committed
in 'his plce and vicinity. We understand
other commitments are contemplated.
Regrulalosns relative to the admission of
Cets in the Military Acadcny.-As fte
quent ingtiresare made itn regard tothe
miode sof procuring admission into the Mili
inry Academy, nil persons interested in the
isubject are herchy informed that applica
tios sho:id be made by let ter to the See
retaryofWar. A pplication!- can he made,
:it any time, by the candidate himself. his.
parent. guardian, or any of his friends.
No preference will be given toapplicatibbs
mn accousnt of priority, nor will any appli
entions he entered in the register, . n herO
the candidate is under or above the pre
scribed age; nor will any application ba.
consider in cases wlhere the age and other
qualifiations of the candidates are not
staited. The fixed abode or the candidate
must he set forth in the application.
A pplications, if not renewed annually,
will not he reconsidored. This renevral
may lie effi-cted by letter, vzddresred to tbe.
I Secretary of War, merely stating the Ikcr
of soeh renewal.
In the mont h of February or March,an
nually, the appointments are made from
amor inc appttcants wnose namermm,
the register, care being iken to distribute
themi as nearly as circtmstances will pec
nit, so aus to give one cadet to each Cdn
gressional district, excepting in the States
of Delaware. Askansas, and Michigan,
which, in consideration of the large unre
presentei fraction in the first, nnd the grow
ing poplation of others, will he allowed
Itwo enderes each. As a general remark, it
mny lie obiserv'ed that no rettain informna
tin can be givetn as to the probable sue
ess of a camdildate before the nrrival of thbe
periodl making. the seleetiotns as the ntum
her oh' vacanscies, and othecrcircumstancies
tiroper to be takens into view, casnnot lhe an
sis'ipated. Persons, therefore, making ap
I tlicatin, mutst not expect to receive in
format Ilists ont this poit.
As a generatl rtule, no person ,:ats lie ap
poitntedl who has bad a brother educated at
All app~licatio~ns are regtlarly registered,
to be uonsderedl at the proper time.
Qtmli/ications.- Candid ates must be
1over sixteen and ender twenty one years
of ago at Ihe time of entrance inito the'Mili
tary \eadecmy ; must lie at least five feet in
hei'ght, andI free from atny deforuity, dlis
case or inflrmity, whIich wntd render them
tinlit for the military service, and from any
dsordler of an inf'eciiotns or immoral char
acter. Thev tmust hie able to read and
write well. and perform, with fatcility nd
accuracy, the variotus operations of the four
ground rules of arithmnetic, of reduction, of
simple and compomtnd propo~rtion,. and of
vulgar andi dhecimasl fracetinns.
.J. R. POINSisTT. Sce'ry of War.,.
War Deptartment, Jast. 21, 1840.
The New York correspondent of the
Nasional Intelligencer says
" I learn front Cincinnoati. and it may be
new its Wa~t~hinston, that Mr. W~ebster has
formaly accepteds thte place of se-State
Dpatrtmnens, Mr. Ewitne the -Post Office
Departmenst, and Mr. Critstene te Post
of Attorney General. General Harrison
thinsks of leaving, it is said, on the 15th,
ands, having accepted an invitation to visit
Pittsburg. cansnot well be in WVashinsgton
before Febrssary 1, whsenee he eoes on a
short visit:t0 Virginia. W. H. HI. Taylor,
Esq. hi, sotn itn law, will be his Private Se
cretary. In the absence of Mrs. Harrison,
(who hass been seriouasly threatened with a -
lock-jaw from a splinter runt into her
thutmb,) Mrs. Taylor, of Virginia, the men
slier of she General's son ;n law, will open
ste Whlite H-ouse, and huave the charge of
the domttestie alihirs till Mrs. HI. can leave
North Bend. I presume that no. othsrr
mtembers of the Casbitnet than those aboue
ntamied will be determined upon ti-l Gee,
llarriont reatches Wasineton."
A frnecns oenrresd i.' the bar-room of the
.St. Chn~rie sioel on Saturdayv evening'
Sst, in whsich a gehnt temsan by the tnnwe .1'
Jos Ruobesnn asstnbbsed by Major Hunt
in three places. The at tack was nsadeby
Robso~n. whto struck Naj. Hunat in theo
face with Isis right hand: the Maljr had
his pocket ktnife open at the time, alcd
stnhbed Isis assail;u:s in the breast, in the
Iabdomen, ansd then batck. Neither of tire
wounids is contside, ed dan;;erous. Cause
,of qtnnrrel nnknonns.-N. 0. Bee.