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Correspondence of the Char. Courier.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.
You have probably noticed the ru
mors in the Northern papers, a.d even
m the National [ntelligencer, that ne
gotiations on the Oregon question had
been resumed. It has even been stated
that Mr. Packenham had made a prop
osition to settle the question, according
to the suggestion of' the Lzndon T'imes
of the 2nd January, I am sorry to say
that there is not 'the least foulation for
it. Mr. P..ckenhamn has made no over
-tares, and thr- negotiation has riot been
reswued. This i have taken the pains
to ascertan from the most authentic
I doubt whether the President will
respand to the calls made by. fle two
Houses, fur the correspondence which
has taken phece bete ren the pwo govern,
ments, on the Oregun queition, since
his annual message. Hu has had no
udvices except sonic letters from Mr.
M'Lane, and those. it is believed, do
not relate to any oficial communication
between him and the British Govern
ment on the subject. Still, it is hoped,
rather than believed, that the Briish
government will make some overtures
of a con.ciliatory kind, either befue or
after the notice.
Mr. Tabbts, of Ky. now acting as
Chairman of the Committee of - the
Whole, on the Otegon question, is, ac
cording to.rumor, to have command of
the new regiment of mounted rifleman.
We have bad a day of some in terest
in the House. Murh agitation seemed
to prevail in thei Mail this moining.in
consequence of the various - conflicting
-rumors a, to they condition of thee ques
tion betweg the to Governnien, and,
!e._ iovde:. je 1maiL
X-V 1,61 it was pinding.
A"motibn was niad& that hil debate be
stopped at 3 .'clock on Monday nest.
An attempt was made. to layd4is ind
tion on -the table and failed. The res
olution was curried by a.de.cisive m8
jority-109 to 87. In consequenie of
the great number of methbers who still
wish to speak, it Was ordered t. at the
House shonid meet at 10 o'clock, A.
M. onta i-th question should be ;aken.
Mr. Gentry, of Tennessee, a, whig
member, nude a vely abie speech
against the notice. In t le couse of
Mr. G's remcrks lie adverted to the.. ru
mor that negotiation had been resumed
on the Oregon quetun between Mr.
Packei~nha tu Mi. B:ican.m. He
would ask the Hot. Chairma i o f eIc
Coneit t -e on Fureign -It .ata ns wheitb,
er his stateintc made ty him, a' at ear%
ly stage of* the debate, that the nego
tiations were at an end, would now be
repeated? Mr. C. J. Ingersoll replied
t. substance, that he believed that very
recently some correspondence had taken
place between the British Minister and
this Government, thu whiole of which
would be luid before the liouse~ very
Mr. Rheit obteinced the Ooor, btut it
was claimed by Mt. WVood ward, of S.
C' , on the ground that his colleague
Mr. Rhett, lead spokeit be~oi a on this
question, antd was rnot enticled to speak
again, under the rule!. Mr. Rhaet sta%
tod, hiowev et, thaet lhe haed not spoken
6n lte 'lesoluttione in t he Comemiitee, btt
but on the Bill whlile it was before the
[House. Mr. Itheit was not prepared
to go on, having left hiis papers at home,
but he was willing to give the floor to
a ngit'ea .who mnigh, be ready.
Mr. Yell proposed that, us there were
se) mniey wvho wvere anxious to speak,
and head not spoken ut all on the sube
ject, the candi laies for the fluor should
put their names into a hat, and draw
As'soon as it fasiattemepted to take
any q4uestion, it wasfuund .bat the house
was without any quorum. A fter a long
straggle andI much epniusiotn, and twice
takit~g the yeas and .nays, ilhe Pause
being still without a quotum, adjurhed,
having ocetupied two hours mn trying to
No buishfe'ss of implortance was trans.
atcted in the Senate today.
The Senate was not in sesaijon today.
.Tieu House met aet 1? o'clock this
moi-uting. Scarce twenty members
prerm ihin the hiour .arrived.
-Mi'. I. Ingersoll moved that thce
reading of~ihe. Journal be suspended.
:A fi'n'is ineS adstniit(h&Journlal
bThle efnifssd jif6do be rad
A motion was then made to adjourn,
arid in order to bring members within
the bar and give them time to take their
seats, the yeas and nays were called.
The motion was lost. Ays 3, noes 71.
The Journal was then read, after
which tiheg House resolved itself iay1.
Committee-of the Whole, Mr. Tibbatts.
of Ky. in the chair and the 4ebate on
the question of notice was resumed.
Mr. Rhett of S. C., said he was.en
titled to the floor, but as iembers -ad
objected to his spiaking he would)
Mr. J. Davis, of Miss. then obtained
the floor, and made a short speech
against the notice, but in favor of out
title to the whole of the territory which.
lie Jesired viyt should obtain possession
of by establishipg a ter:iturial govern
ment over it without gregird to Great
Britain or any other power. If war
came the South would be ready to -takej
her share of it without counting the
Mr. Geo. S. Houston, of Ala., ras
the successful candidate for the floor,
and spoke for un hour in favot of the
naked notice and in favor of establish
ing a territorial goveronent ai'd taking
possession of the country ,at tl. etpi.
ration of twelve mobths af-er the 'noice
is given. Ht! contended thu the.ques:
Lion must be.speedily settled orit wonld
inevitably involve us in a war at no dia
Mr. Cathcart, of Indiana, was next
ihe lucky one out of a hos t of compet;
ilocs, and addressed the House at leng46
in fatvor of notice, in favor of our clainm
to the whole of Oregon, and in favoi'of
all ultra measures.
Mz. Martin, of Tenn. (who r
sents Mr. Polk's distiict) then ob
the floor and expressed his determina.
tion to vote for the res6iion of-notice
as reported from the Comi^
n t ss'. ( Adits) has-'iaakew
the chasmacter-of James -K. Polk,:when
he said that he would back out Srom the
poAillon lie had taken on this q4siion.
Mr. Adams expl.ained that the gen
tIen-an misapprehended his remarkson
a .haruer occabiln; lHe had said that-if
this couutry 'puslid he'r rights as she
ought to do, Great Bi it'ain would yield
-out even if she did not, lie was rather
of' the opiniun that war wculd be avert
ed in the last extremity by the backiug
(ut of the President.
Mr. Marin said that lie *as glad that
he had misapprehended the gen:leman,
and pr ceeded in a spieech which kept
the H in a roar for a ftill hour.
Mr. A). belongs to he "Chiipman"
sch Jd, and fairly out Chipman'd Chip.
Correspondence !f the Balt. American
The public here, inltidling the great
body of the nenbeis of Congress, are
greatly disappointed t. not Ioceiving a
inessag: fromi the .Pr..id ent of tbe Uni
ited Stat's, communicating the addi
initial currespondece called fo: by the
Lwo Houses of Congreas.
Tenature of' this correspondence
has given rise to a great deal of dis
cussion, and tumtors are many ,as to the
principles embodied in .it. .The best
atuthe'nticate'd of these rumors are that
Mi. Packenham has requested the Sec,
retary of State to wvithidrarw the last
letter'submitted by hinm atnd dated the
30th August. Thel lrie'r wvithidr'aws the
offer of comipromnise pr oposed In a ore
vious !otter. Mr. Packenhani also pro
poses to withdt'raw his letter declining the
utffer of' compromise. Titis -is oie re,
Another is that the Birithish M'iister
offers again to submit the question to
arbitration, the powers to arbitrate to
bie selected by the United States, either
fromt the crowned ot uncrowyned heads.
Another rumor is. that Mr' Packenhnam
proposes the 47th degree of latitude as
the basis of compromise-this country
to allow.$'ragfand,'as sse no has, th'e
tt'eo navigation of the Columbia river,
atnd Englanid to give us the frec naviga
tion of the St. Lawrence.
Th'le W~ashtinAton tcodrespondent of
the New York Telegraph writes,: "On
Saturday last, Mr. Packenhian address
ed an official .commuinication to the
Secretary of State', embodying a prop
osition from the British -Government,
to submit the contendfng claims f'or the
Oregon territory to arbiti ation--leaving,
as I understaud, tile seleiction of the urn
pirage wih the President .of' the Uni
tedES'tuf'.s : Ceiiet" Counicil was
imnitidlai contnd, and'-Wrmalire.
jeciidi'o' t ?poposai 'wbsigreedaupon
'lhbir isina t 'Is hr -Its
uartwhwhich it would be in
p or m disregard."
TA]eT MESSAGE FROM
n_-.ck on Saturday last, a mes
S..'received by the House of
Re ives from the President,
.o . n important cotrespondence
letter from Mr. Buchanan to
letter from Mr. Buchanan to
ane, dated Dec. 13, and asking
ning of wiar preparations.
leti.et fiom Mr. M,'Lane to Mr.
0 n, dated Jatuary 3, siating ihat
n interview with Lord Aber
dC ho assured him that thc war
( .e ions of England had no refer
NaES nieriean affairs-believes Lord
Abe n is sincere-still thinks it pos
sill at hostilities -may come--in
-11' ngland would be prepared to
deal eaful bows against the Uuited
A letter fgpn Mr. Packenham
to;M uchanan, dated De-c. 27, pro,
5 1tter from Mr. Buchanan to
kenham, dated -Jan. 3 1, decli
at tratioti--yet cherishing the hope
tiat difiulties may amicably setl
r. Pake-nhaim to Mr. Buchan
-an. d., st-ting that he will
sea answer of Mr. Polk, transmit
SMr. ;Buchauan, -to'the British
r an London.
Another letter fron, Mr. Pack
0 %Ir. Bucaanaui, dated January
be argues the 4:tesiion
10 r iotontroverting Mr. Polk's
;J toerbitration-decluring -thet
at .hs r.ighs in Orego-. He
tbig the United States Gov
:.s.Villing i" subrisit 9 arbihra
17it~ k :ithol 0Tt
o U flest a on or r le.
a - . dig-taasnsvihy.
.eceipno7-the message caused a
de'p enoation in tie House, and the
rei ng of the porrespondence was lis
tenedito with deep interest.
Aftet thfe telegraphic despatch receiv
ed in Bahinoi e6.the substance of which
is given above, thosnv was nothing done
except ipeech making. .;TI'o [louse
was still in session when the cars left
Washington for 13altimore at 5j p. m.
. The following is a imore full abstract
.of the lettero between Mr. Buchadjan
and Mr. Packenham, than is given in
the telegraphic despatch:
On the 97th December, Mr. Packen
ham to Mr. Buchanan-proposes to sub
mit the question of equitable division of
the Territory on the Northwest to arbi.
tration-by tomo friendly sovemeign or
On the 3.1 of Janiry, Mr. Buchan
an answers that thisform of submittiing
the propostion, viz: for an equitable
division, without regaidto title is inad
missible, because it. is the title of Great
Britain which is denied.
On the 6:lh of January, Mr. Packen
hait samys he imas receitedl; Mr. B's let
ter and will send it to his Government.
On the 16th of. -Januar y, Mr. -Pacik
enham writes thatj he has taken Mr.
Q's despatcha of the 3d of January into
consideration .agtiin., and asks, suppo,
sing 'that .his government submit the
matter of title also to the arbitrator, and
the arbitrator decides that there is no
title in either party -will thme United
States Government then allowv time arLi
traitor divide the teriitomy ?
In the sam; despatch Mr P. also
suggests that there are other modes of
arbitration besides refer-atnce to crowned
i:On the, 4h of February., Mr. Buch
anan replied and says that this Govemn
ment cannomt allow that their title to the
Territory is a matter for arbitration.
The N. 0. Picayune has a lertey
from Mexico by-.teway of Pensacola.
We make the oillprigg extract :
You have probably heard tihat Yacan
has dee'lated its -independence, and
adopte'd a flag, -with a .central blue
stripe, cenialning Geve stars. The San
ta Anna party is growing stronger every
day in Vean Cruz. It is confidently as
serted that if he -were to .make his ap
pearance at this:time, lhe would be sup
ported by an immediate pronunciamnen'
to. Ia is thought that the ,revolutionary
Government will not, therefore venture
to weaken their force, on the sea-board
by. sending gn~y.iitary. or. .naval de
tachment against the rebellious Yuca
tanos. - 1
-Thej atriotic professiops,ofy.Paredes
are only booznded by heopiquaness of
ceiving-thlVijailary.~ ;gfesieny~ ad iat,,
-and d diaws bis pay as geneal of
Division of the army. le has also
allowed Herrera $1000 on account of
what was due hin-as he is known to
be very much embarrassed-a proof of
honesty somewhat unusual on leaving
office in Mexico.
A very curious kink in the legislasion
of Ala bania conies to our notice in the
lest papers from that State, which we
beg some of our cot emporaries there to
expound to us. Wlgpt ca be the law
of Alab ima on the subj'ct of Duelling?
Yancey's affair with Clingman is fa
miliar to the public.. The duel was
foughi near Washington and grew out
of the debates in the llouse of Repre
sentatives. Now it appears that a spe
cial bill has passed hoth Houses of the.
Alabania- Legislaiure to relieve Mr.
Yancey from the disabilities incurred
by that duel, and that it has been ve,
toed by the Governor. A paper, to
which we cannot now refer, speaks of
this act-of Mr. Yancey's as a peniten
tary offence under the laws of Ala
bama. This, however, is altogether
incredibl6. The jurisdiction of a State
is limited to its ,erritory, and cannot
extend to arts b.eguhiad consuomated
in other States. . The furthest- evtent
Legislation has yet gone or can go,
without the most flaglant violation of
the frst principles of personal right, is"
to make the -iending: or receiving of a
challenge, or leaiving the State with in,
tent to fight a duel, a criminal offence.
This is the law of New York, and un
derit Col. Webb was tiied and convict
ed for fighting with Marshall. -But if a
XJ. I. Memlibek of Congress should fight
a'duel in Vin ginii- on a quatre origina
ting in Washington, he. could -not be
touched *by this law. The, Alabama
paper *must, be therefore In entirebrror
in snpiposing Mr.. Yaricey amenab~ijo
fjdtii1diiig ofic&lho s~h6uld ighti
duels; aiid- thi? wts to effected by pre
scribing as part of the oath of oicea
declaration that the person had not been
sideo the enaegient a party to a-duel.
And this would cover the case of a duel
fought out of -the State as well as in it.
We suppose ilat the law- of Alabama
to be something ofr this -kind.- But, it
cannot affect Mr. Yancey in his pres
ent position. Whatever qualifications
?: disqualifications a State may prescribe
for her own officers, she can prescribe
none, for Members of Congress.---Char.
A TALE OF SORROW.
Names and places might be given,
were it nocessary, in verificatiou of the
fullowing facts: A man of.5tanding and
property, named Major William W-,
of Connecticut,. was blessed witll a
family of kind, intelligent, obedieut
si.-ns. Two of them-the eldest and
best beloved-early received each his
portion, and took their .several ways to
4istant portiois of the coutry, jntent
upon e3tablishiing themselves in' t.he
world, and carving out their own (or
tunes.. Thley were each possessesi of
an excellent .common school-Connec
ticut cournmon .school--edtreation; and
were well calculated to "make their
way in the wo.ld."
They denarted. with a lather's an.1 a
othei-'s blessing - resting uipon them,
and wve.re remembered, wvith tears and
earnest hopeful supications before the
throne of mercy, ere their first days'
jour ney was ended.
A period of nine years rolled rapidly
by, and among the innumerable changes
wvrough1 during that time, was the remto
val of Major W-- from the land of
steady habits-glotous, lfondly remem
bereil, ever loved .Connectict,-to the
w"c Fa \Vst"-a comprehensive teem,
wihmeans any locality between West
ern New York and the Pacific Ocean.
HIe was a man of sterling character;
a true Now Englander; perevering,
honest, shrewd, and withal a little am
bitious. The major daf-bledi much in
politics, and being a goodl practical
writer and speaker, in a year or two
revolutionized the county in whicht he
settled. Gr atitude and political power
rewarded him first wiv p seat i-i the
State Legislatgre, andY second with the
sher ifftliLy. -
A better sherifi titan Maijor ',-,
that county had never been favored with.
During the Girst, year-of his administra-.
tion, the salutary effecas of his perse
vergne .and good couns'els were seen.
Durigibe second .ear a9 hi oicit
Jife, a ntoribus vagabond, know~nit
thescoaI'tg(J~ Bill, Winchelpaga~ias
N~aujiiaS Frdiuid's hafAAIO(
en ottunasrnmed names. aftsi'~ 'a'loig
course of petty crimes, repeated'con'
viclions and escapes, -was at let '
charged with the perpetration of afou
murder. A widow, who resided as4.
or two from the county town, and
was reported weaiby, was foundgearl
one morning in June, lying upon 60'
floor of her barn, a few rods from hW
house, svith her throat cut and heibrd.
awfully -manoled. with an aie. It -a
known that yinchelseadmad been tittI e
house late the. eveding Iprevious, ;ent
that lie declared he would lodgdher
that night. Soon after the murderwas
discovered& search. was made. for 6in
but he could 'nowhere:be founds Su
picion naturally settled upon him, an
the hue and cry was every wherie given
Sheriff W- sent out his. pi
and a strong posscc, Ind. accidentally -
receiving. information 'wihich led hiunitq'
believe the murderer had fled-down,;lie
Mississippi,-.he ser out in bot pursuit-2 --
He traced what be believed to -bdhe
"trail"of the hiscreant dowa.asfarms
St. Louis, and there lost it entirelyrand
gave up the chase-as ,fruitless. As:.
was preparing'to fettirn, he was taken,, "I
.ddenly ill of a fever, and for map
weeks 1y in a half. delirious and very . .
critical state. Atlje ng .f that -
he began to 6dnvaleife', anhereiog '
recovered so far as to be abet
turn hotnie., .
During his abs.ne Winchelses h
been apprehended, tried an8 co
upoi' proof so--posihlve; -that thelp
found a verdict of"' guilty or l
murder" withodt )eaving -thekW.i
sentenced him to ,ihe ignotinio
of the scaffold.
Major _eaed-bomo 64
appoiuted for te cut o
feeble, he bigg'to -e
painfu ' :o Iin. '
wretclh, saI-ic t
of. I ide'
- 0 aM. aj -
an apppefene - -
tion stayea his* OaL, W
alternative.. ' he ,hugh we
and totally. unfit for the-teriibWS
felt it to be his tdutyto plmpfi ey " e'V
the summons. . : .2 # .
In a few minutes A roliig Iieav' iw
and an unusual -commotion i ith.-ranks -
of the multitide gatheredi t ehot he .
shAnieful -death of a 'follow creature t zk
gave evid*'nce- of the -arrivual - of .llis 1
sheriff. The culprit was dressed for"ZiJ i
the grave, the fatal rope encircled his '-4104'
neck, the cap, drawn over his lace by
the deputy before.4he fit took himt, at_
his reqesi, remained as it hadbeen ad , '0'
justed. A brief prayer was offered up
to God in behalf of the poor wretch
whose last minute had. come. the "'t
clergyman anh the, sheriff bade 'jid
farewell. .: All thingst were ready. 'Th '
vast crowd wete bushed to bleathless s
lence. Wi i a ;udden movement -the
sheriff cut the eord, tlhe..drop, fell, and :I
the norderer wa4 hanging by 'the neelk )n
between the heavens and'the eartb.-,ftf
A few convulsive struggles,. and-alL-was
over-justice w-as s--iisied. - The crowd
dispersed to their homes . - .~
*B't the tragefly has not y'et rece
its close. . '
After hanging the usual letngth. '!*
time, the body was cut down, to pee
livered to 'the physiciami.-for TUidlho ~
lhe dead man had none, n, DOo~oe.. .2~
The 'sheriff remained to assist ;in ihjsrt i.
lust cer emony. One reumoved.the dhoe.s - s0 n
and anoiher the long gown, aD tbN *RLr!s
sherifF himself pulled off the cap. The 9~ ~
body n as then lying face downward~
momont after it was turned over, anmi4
the livid,~ distorted, .ghas-ty featusre~r~ A~
prostrated to view, theriff.W-cog%
aised t he features oif his son l his) edl
est,' his best beloved son! '
One long minute he stood, withs#trpj; N>i'
ing eyes and uplifted hands, appegIiIhas,
as teclay lie gaced upon, r. ~nyh
a groan of utter agonvi hie fell.-upo~the j.
bodyv, crying oiut, "My son !-oh.'pa es..ae~~i
son'! my son!" ... 9ds1W' cawvm
Se never spoke 'again.~ Dia:b de4
to'his relief., - 4 d -
The son wa indee .he
Bad .company desi-hirp.asta
lefctbshome iosonnecticut. s~O~ ~ -
squtidered hise Dm~uEnayand uitbh~
went his friends. Want atadksa'
ihe fece. Hunger pice
Shame and pride stifled th hare
ed desire .to'.return, like te
to his father's house co$ s i
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