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she otirrht to nssnmo. whether wu havo
I do rcsjr. This is no time, sir, for con
Thc.'hr between the House nud thu
W Tho crisis demnnds that there
.d bu no differences between tho differ
ent branches of our ffovornmenl. We are
in tho midst of nti Indian wn r j we nro threat
ened with n border war on our Mexican
frontier:' wu nro engaged in n controversy
with ono of tho most powerful nations, und
tho scales nro so equally balanced thnt n
feather would decide the question of peace
or war. France has told us the conditions
on which only tho treuly will bo executed ;
she now stands pledged to exact conditions
which this country never will submit to,
thoucli it should bo desolated from Maine to
Louisiana. 1 tun still not without hope of
pence, but when a ! rcneh fleet is abroad
upon the Atlantic, it is not n time to inquire
about lost appropriations. We should be
looking promptly to measures of defence;
wo should be developing tho vast resources
of our country, and erecting upon the ruins
of our fortification bill a fabric of defence
which will do honor to this Congress. Let
us arm our fortifications, multiply our steam
batteries, and in less than twelve months
put upon tho ocean, as our great maratimc
resources will enable us to do, a fleet capa
ble of successfully contending with the na
val power of France, or of any other nation.
The Cusi.NESs.tiEroaE Conoiiess. The Na
tional Intelligencer copies the following letter
with the remark that it furnishes a fair and in
telligent synopsis of the business before Con
gress. Albany Journal.
Correspondence of the Iloston Patriot.
Wasiukoton, Feb. 20, 183G.
Now that all apprehension of a war with
France is at end, and no disturbing cause ex
ists in our foreign relations to ailed material
ly the deliberations of Congress, it may seem
a fit timo to give you a view of tho measures
which have been or will be agitated in this
body during tho present session.
1. Foremost among them, and on the
very surface of things, is the abolition ques
tion. This comes up in three shapes: First,
in tho presentation of petitions respecting
slaverv and the slave trade in the District;
secondly, in bills, reported or to be icportcd,
for tho regulation of the mail, and the exclu
sion from it of incendiary publications, so
called ; and, lastly, on the repnit to be made
by the committee raised under Air. Pinck
2. Next is the lost fortification bill, dis
cussed in the Senate on Mr. Benton's resolu
tions, and in the House upon that of Mr. Ad
ams. The debate in the Senate is at an end,
but that in the House is not. It waits its
turn, to be renewed when other business
shall give it place.
Both of these subjects are political and
partisan, more or less, in their bearings, and
in the views taken of them by many of those
who have engaged in the debate.
3. Thirdly, the appropriation bills, which
open to discussion all the policy of the Gov
ernment, and all the interests of the country,
foreign and domestic. Very large appropri
ations, for the contingent possibility of war,
were comcmpiaicu oy tne Administration a
lew weeks ago: but all such ideas aro now
abandoned, and Congress will be divided
upon this subject into two sections, not dis
tributed prccisly according to party lines,
one side desiring liberal peace appropriations
for the navy pud for fortifications, and the
other advocating a. rigorous and jealous cur
tailment of nil such expenditures.
4. Tho Patronage bill. This has pass
ed the Senate, and is now in tho House,
waiting to be committed.' The tendency of
inis oiii is to (iimmisn tne power exerted by
I.- u I. .1. ' r .
tuu xAciuuw iiiiuuii nil lllt'llU5 ui appoint
ments to offices of profit under the Gotern
ment of the United States. It will draw in
to discussion nil the measures and principles
oi uiu present ivuministmtion.
5. The Post Office bill, already reported
in uio nousc, wnic.n provides lor a complete
re-orgnnizution of the Post Office Depart
ment, and is a measure of great public importance.
0. Mr. Clay's bill for distributing the
proceeds of the public lands ratably among
the States, which bus heretofore passed both
Houses, and been vetoed by the President,
ami is now once again under consideration
in the Senate.
7. Tho Ohio and Michigan Bomidnrv.
which is a subject upon which the States of
unio, mainna, and Illinois, ns well as the
Territory of Michigan, are extremely sensi
tive, and upon which there will be prolonged
and very earnest debate.
8 and 0. The admission of Michigan
and Arkansas into the Union. How much
discussion these two subjects will occasion,
I know not. They are, it is evident, things
of great consequence to the whole country.
If both enter the Union together, they will
maintain, ns it is, the equal balance of the
slnveholding and the non-sbiveholding States
in the Senate.
local or temporary interest, or of minor im
portance, which arc in the hands of commit
tees, or in the course of discussion, in one or
the other branch of Congress.- Hut I think
you will be satisfied thnl. in what I have now
suggested to you, thero is amplo matter for
a session of six or sovemjnonths, which will
roll away, I doubt not, leaving many things
undono and mnny overdone. And if to tho
subjects already mentioned, national or local,
vnu hdi! tho ever-nrcsent question of the
Presidency, coloring all the proceedings of
Congiess tho conliicting interests nnu pas
sions of the members, and tho stirring de
bales in the Senate nnd the House, you will
have some idea of tho multiplicity of objects
of thought and business which uru concen
trated in thu precincts of tho Capitol.
4VTi 'Z '
THE I'AltMF.K Of NOIU'll BEND.
The Frederick Herald contains the annexed
letter from General Harrison, accepting the
nomination of the Maryland Convention. The
letter is distinguished lor the modesty and ex
cellence of its sentiments as well as the just
propriety and plainness of its style.
LETTER KIIOM GEN. HARRISON.
NoitTii Bi:np, 9lh Feb. 1836.
Gentlemen: Your letter, covering the
ptoceedings of the convention by which 1
was nominutcd their candidate for the Pres
idency of the United States, was received in
the duo course of tho mail, and tho resolu
tions they contained ore such as to create in
my bosom feelings of gratitude towards tho
People of .Maryland, which ill be cherished
to the last moment of my existence. These
feelincs were greatly incieused from the
reflection that, with a very few exceptions, I
was personally unknown to the members ot
Wasiiinoton, March 7, 1830.
In tho House today, Mr Patton of Vir
ginia, tried to get hi3 resolutions out of tho
clutches ofthe Select Committee to which,
as n matter or (fourse, they have been com
mitted. But in vain. The House would
not suspend tho rules, to enable him to offer
his motion. So the absolutions ndopted by
the Honorable tho General Assembly of.
Virginia, despite tho efforts of her two able
Representatives, Wise and Patton, must sleep
the bleep of "nil tho Capulets." It is n sore
grievance to them.
The question settled, the rest of the doy
was sm-nt in receiving petitions from tho
members in rccular order. Mr Slndc of
Vermont, wnstho bearer of n half dozen ab
olition memorials which lie offered, nnd Ma
tdl quite specifically tho number of names
on each, the places of residence, the sex, und
ns much elsu as .could bo staled in barely in
troducing them. They were referred ns :
mutter of course to the Select Committee.
I went into the Senate prior to tho coming
up of the special order, so that I heard the
whole of the debate upon tho abolition peti
tion, concerning the reception of which, Mr
Callionti has made n question.
Mr Cuthbert of Georgia, was opposed to
those with whom he usually acted. Uosus
The man that carried the news of their du
coverytotho shernff, received n present of
15,000 piastres, nbout XIG0 sterling.
"Tho wolvc3 mo making gindtinl ap
proaches to tho neighboring villages in
search of food, tho fiost nnd snow having
destroyed or hidden their victims of the for
est. Several bodies havo been discovered
completely anatomized by these animals."
Tr.xAS. Our readers probably recollect
that it vessel crowded will) volunteers for
Texas from New York, put info Eleuthcrn,
and was dctoincd on account ofthe miscon
duct of some of the company. We have be
fore us n letter from one ofthe yotfng men in
tho vessel, after they wore acquitted tit Eleu
them. Thuy sailed" for Texas, but at the
mouth of tho Mississippi, it was thought
best to inquire nt Ncw.rlearTs.vjV hut was
the state of nimirs in thumrwQgi which
thoy were bound, nnd m osT$ frmiE?p 1 u n t ee rs
left trunks nnd baggage on btiardTthe vessel
and went to nnd Maid nt New Orleans. The
letter mentions, that the schooner thnt took
these volunteers from their own vessel to
New Orleans, was from Texas, nnd con
tained innny persons volunteers from tlfnt
land of war. The account they gave ol the
people of Texas, their manners nnu custom.
V 13 16. ITI IX T P 15 CE IV I X .
Bit ATTLEIJOllO. Vr.
Fit i day Mohnino, Maucii IP; 1S30.
WJLLTAM II. IIAStmSON of Ohio.
l-OIt VICE piiesident,
FIIAJVCIS CliANOKIl of New-York.
Oi:k. llAititisoif itf Ohio. There can be
no better evidence of the upright character
and elevated standing of Gen. Harrison, than
tho fact, that in the Stalo where he resides, ami
where it must be presumed the leading trails
of his character ore well known, tho people nro
going almost en masse, in favor of his election
to the Presidency. The lute Whig State Coni.v
ventiun, held at Columbus, was attended by
upwords of twelve hundred delegates, includ
ing two hundred Jackson men, who were una
nimous for IlAitnisorf. The following extract
from the published proceedings ofthe Conven
tion shows the cordiality with which his nomi
nation was supported by the former udlicrcnts
of General Jackson:
"Tun Zodiac." Wo hm-n !,......
tlced this interesting (Monthly) period;?!, I
lished at Albany, N. Y., and find nnZ!
I retract our then favoroblo imprcisioi,!. il
iievoicu to science, literature and the art I
well Is each department thereof susUjll.J
Tho liberal and enterprising nromiptn. I
J. II. Wood, Ki. of Hamilton county, on
Uosus- "-.pie .I-...,. ,.......,.. !iM,la!r of limsi.if, and two hundred Jackson
Ho did ! "'."", summary modo of settling .lis- (,Pg,c(;nU,s t0UU Convention, offered the
(oll'nving preamble aril i 'solutions whiPli were
... i...i:.... i. i,n il,..r. .--no ,' mites, is truly friirhtUil. Of courco such nc
much dangewtobo apprehended from the ! counts detained tho soldiers from returning
discussion of this question, in tho long run, to their vessel ; soino went to fight ho Indi
asha.l been anticipated by some who had j nns in Florida, nnd others who had learned
spoken upon it. Ho thought the abolition- trade, turned to their business, und earned
ist lenders were ambitious, but nnlenrned ! moro money in a week, than they would
nnd iininlliiential demagogues, who had d.'-!(f" by a whole campaign lu l e.ns.
siirns of their own to answer, personal und
JCrThe following is tin official statement,
received nt the Adjutant General's office nt
political, while their followers were beard
less boys, just from colleges nnd cloisters,
the convention, and exclusively of some of foolish priests, and weak women. He tho t nshington.and gives an interesting account
her statesmen, with whom 1 havo served in ' hest way to check the thing ut once wns Lf tlu nTonnoisance of tho battle ground,
the national councils, but to a few others or;io reiuse to receive tne wickoii nnu smy pe
her citizens. With thousands of those of I litmus ol these miserable nnd uuluiied peo
.some other States 1 have been associated in
scenes where the difficulties and dangers to
which we were in common exposed huve
created a feeling of attachment and partiality,
which is often found to warp the judgments
of good men,- and induce them to "bestow
their confidence and suffrages on those pos
sessing inferior qualifications. Having no
advantages of this kind to boast of in rela
tion to my fellow-citizens of Maryland, I nm
gratiheil wilt) the rellectiou, considering the
pre-eminent talents of several of those from
whom the selection might have been made,
that I am indebted for thu distinction with
which they have honored me, to the greater
length of my public services, ind the belief
that, in the discharge of thu nrions nnd im
portant trusts which have been committed to
me, the confidence of my country has never
been betrayed, nor its interests sacrificed.
This is precisely the ground which I wish
to occupy. Conscious of many deficiencies
and imperfections, 1 have endeavored to sup
ply the place of the qualitirs 1 wanted by
unwearied zeal nnd undevialing fidelity.
How delightful is the reflection thnt, by
an assembly so enlightened and free as that
of the late Maryland Convention, the char
acter in which I so ardently desire to stand
before my countrymen should be accorded
to me. In relation to the freedom with
which the choice was made, gentlemen, I
venture to assure you, that, should your
efforts to place me in the Executive Chair
plo. It would haven beneficial effect upon
them, and would show them that Congress
has n greater regard for them than. to re
ceive or listen to their prayer.
Mr Brown of North Carolina, who had
already spoke on the question, had n few
words more tos.iy. tie alluded to .lr t'res-
where Major Dadoand his gallant comrades,
met their melancholy fata in the notion with
thu Indians, on the '3tli December last
W l!T K It N 13 11 PA HTM It ST,
Fort King, Florida, Feb. Z-id. 1MJ6.
agieed to without a dissenting voict-, and with
loud cheering, vi.
Whcrcn. there are certain fundamental prin
ciples, which were guide to our mppnrt of
Andrew Jackson lo tho Presidency of the U. i
Stales, and, in carrying them out in tho selec
tion of hU sum-AHor, we honestly adhere to the
great democrntic feature of the old Jefferson
patty, we feel it encumbent to declare our pre
ferences on this occasion. Our cfliirts were
honestly, consists ntly, and continually bestowed
in advocating Andrew .Inck-mn to the Presi
dency, because he was pledgedj first, to a cor
rection of Government abuses, a strict econo
my in our national expenditures, and nn ac
countability of public olncetv. Second, because
" . " next vnl. I
.loiibly interesting, offers 'fortheLfJ ""I
tale, founded on any portion of the k' I
of this country, lOOdollnrs; forthe lc,,u
ul esSav on the best mr-llm.l i- nfl
general interests of the nation, 100 dollar,,
for the best poem, without limitation as J'?
jeet, not to exceed one hundred lines 5o'f
Lira, wliio.li nw in hn f.iriinr,1.l .1 L
' " " me rWil
Inr. nnntntrfl tinitl. nn nr tuC.n .1.- rB
' o J " iue urst of Jr I
next, in which month the s-cond volurae J
Each number of the Zmli.ii-
. : . . "is ibrn
iiui uuununuguH,! ncnuy printed on finer)! I
Among its original papers, We finduVCl
letters written by distinguished character,!
of which we extract the fillon ini? soi.i ,. I
been written by a Dr Smith (a rank Tort I
course) to Gen. Hnldimun, whirh letter
tod Mny the fth, 1781, an.l i,.t, rt, llt(,. j,J
27th. Weextiact it because it relate,!
niuic 01 cimoiii, nnu in winch (hat PMiwarJ
HiniuHinau una Kuucis-oown pat lot, Elhaa i I
leu, stands conspicuous. It $ peifeci tj,rJ
nuiui iriiu ui (iiu iiiuii.
1 1 C . T fT. .
-OfATi. Ul' IMP Clpiuun
people in general of this Sute h. t' 3t .J
uuiuinnu nre aiuui and cuiiliu.g, fu f.i
anil ueriign. ioui nitcen daco? f 1 1
len ami a 4ir i-ay was in ),My, IrrM,,
my particular business t be twice iat'imT-j
pany; nt which times I endravoted tifiM ,
tneir iHitiness; nnd on wir, I i-ijP(.
from Col. Allen that he came di wn t
I lov. uunton to tcceive ui ansivi r t,
v'i iv(iii,iii iiiiii " 1 iih itnirfirinrrn ii tii i. unit. ,
ml (Jovernment would not be brought nti,j wl,il'11 'he people of Venm.' t had
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iiiuiivi H ltll IIIL' irri-lliTUl ill l-K-eillIlS. ' 1 mm. ! .in.- .i.viiiimv: 111111 ill" nail 1-,.. .
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iiU9t-ru iin- uunn- , -.. "K " imiioi or (.i,.( to .ee or sm-,1 t I
,.rii... n. ....,,,.1... ri,... coiiMeouenre. bernumi lit- wat n is.Iith mnn . ' J
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ton's speech as being.fnr more exciting nnd , jor Dado nnd his command were destroyed ! '''''' Ijecauj;-' Govrrniuent spcrulntorn, nnd
if tf t
1 ii. . i i .f i . . ' . . i.: . i .i
illnm ,hn ilw.nminiinn nfilu, nn.ili. ! Kt SSminr.l.. l...linnnn lh.. ll, of I w ! "'. """' ' .' IMIoiieti agents WHO Were lp- . """' ""' "-r ajra::." M e r, ,
ern aboliuo.iists. I le reprobated this ngi.a- I,",- and have the honor to submit the fob fTWZ! :m ."l!' , ,!,:' I '. th" li""r" !.a,f? "
lion hete. and Hie nublicntion of it in all ihel lowinff renort : ' S:V. i....: A- fi. ... J V. '. .1 ill: ' mnT """"''nv lo n..r,.rp- . 1 he. i .
speeches reported by the daily press, for cir-j 'J'he force under your command which .appointing to nllice, "is he honent, i lie carta- ,'(c,nrt f""' Hwper that theie was a--cnhition
at the Sonlh. lie was in favor of j nrriu-d at this post lo'day from Tnmpa Buy, i ble. is ho faithful u the Constitution.'" , I'ie n'' n 8"itb pole; ami sh n'd c v
ouietlv receiviiiL'. and as nuietlv consimiinir . eiirmnoed on the nisht of the Iflih inst. on I If our principles have not been ncknowleifnvl. 1 C"sl come fn.ni the south. lhc . . :n
to the usual Commitlie these petiliuns, asjllie ground occupied by .Major Dd on the, dimnpointment low b.-en the result, it can door opprsitc ! that point, anJ t.iu to w
hod ever before been done, nnd thenco he nitht of the tilth Dec. Ileum! his partv "tBV.t,r ,har.m ",' ,nlmc rom faithfully acting ' faciB the Koitli."
. .i ...T. .i .i i .i. '..c.T. their pn;t, in their efforts to estnbhsh what thev ..... . ....
l-inium. lt.""u' """" 1 Ll - . muni ngyi my -cu. inl... Iu , ,., jr; i i nw letter is headed ''ETr.v r.,l
..r n i i . . : i : . i .......... .-i., u ,Mni iiuiiii; iui. i
m ueceiiioer. nuoui urar miles ill nuvnnee , Thi.n.fnrn. u- rniiiMi will, iV. ,.: .7. It ftnlber "Rv il,i, ii,n M..
I'herefore, we return, with fresh vigor, to the
0 WnSUdvanCine IdlVIirds , i,,.idimr cmn-n; nml. in unlur .....r.. .... -J ...,...1 .1. :n I . .-. . . .. ,
1 T on.? , "r'i ' ' ' in""" our principles, and carry Va,itls opinions MhiuI thcir'fl
on the 20th Hist, we caino upon the out our views. T '
tiis battle ground about nin- o'clock Kfs-dvtil, That we cordially approve of the ' , . rw,ult i8;,ou'f ,lfw sai!' Issp :i
nr.ii,i. iinr hiImii.i.1,.1 i..i . noniinatj.in for President, on tb.. '?,t itiom ; wns this poor Tory iff his exncctntiuM.
naturally follow. Ho believed this would
bo for the true interest of the South
Mr Swift of Vermont, said a few words in ,
reply to something Mr Urown had said.
He iiore testimony lo the increase of aboli
tion principles in Vermont. I lo was of opin
ion that such speeches ns .Mr. Preston's
would have u tendency to increase rather
than to allay the excitement.
Mr Hubbard of Now Hampshire wns of
opinion thnt the belter nnd more quirt ivny tered boxes; then n curt, the two oxen of' son fiiends in the several counties, as ntrrce
In rlicnrtc. ..f I Iia ni.Mn.. t.-..o l - .i.'j I .. 1. . 1 .. : .1 I I- . 1 I . .J r 1 1 ...til I. ...1 .. ... . . S
of that position
tear of his
is the morning. Onr ndvunced guard Imd i nC,","al, 'n President, on the tied instant, j
psssetl the ground without hnlting. when i ,. , i. ,lrrnx "m, nml will use
.... ... ... ...... ....... t.viuuil3 IU KCUIU
poor Tory iff his expectahuns.
Our village has been rematkalK favtrttJ
nast season in regard in firi Tlu fint .. J
IIi.lt-.Nl ml n. II. ...... n f . ? t . i , . . ..
tied. We first mw some broken and sea - ..V ,r r . J " '" r . "V " ? ' 1 . K,m occurrtt' " '
. . . . . f i . , . - .- . (livt'ilimr ii. iu., n .1TK -s i.lti.r. ...
the General and his stalf came upon one of (.0rlj
on- inox upjKitiiug scenes iimi can on tmug
of this great nation prove successful, the in-! "'d to the fuel already kindled by the flame
to disposo ofthe petition, was to receive and 1 w hich were lying dead, ns if they had fallen i with " on the subject of the next Puniilency, silc " t,lc roo u'"s di.-rfered t tie
refer it. Vet if bethought it would nllayinsleep. their yokes still onthein; u little to ' I'1 '',:mi ' enrh count v in the Statu, "Juckwin ,vos however subdued brf .re it . , -r
.1. . I - .1.1 .1 -..I...... 'I.L . 1. - i . l!..r..r. (-I..K, ... "... I . . ...
ine rigni, one or iuo norses were seen. We ! uunj uiu uur unjccis. ificni injury to tne ouiiuii.j. 'l he a , ir-i
then came lo a smnll eurlosuie, made bv j ! derstand, was cnmmuiiiruled t. the c' ,
u-iimg trees in sucn ( manntr as to lorn) a ' ,. , ' """y- m- i-vKisiniureoi a stove pipe in the upper part of t . .-.
Within "M nommate.1 wji. n. iijnajsu.v M nnd bed.lintr which ad. ..ncJ i .e
the excitement, he would cheerfully vote not
to receive it. It wns usual and he believed
constitutional to refer such petitions
lio had received one which he should not
10. A arious plans are in contemplation
for extending tho Pension system, especially
one to embrace within it tho widows of offi
cers of the Revolutionary Army, and anoth
er to give pensions to soldiers in tho West
who served in tho Indian wars consequent
on tho Revolution.
11. The Custom-IIouse Regulation bill.
This subject is now in tho hands of the
Commitco on Commerce nf thn ir.n
They contemplnto n thorough revision' of
uiu wuuiu system ot compensation to the
officers of the customs, providing fixed sala
ries in the place of fees nnd requisites.
12. 1 he Judiciary bill, which has passed
the Senate now for the second time, but has
not been acted upon in the House.
. ioV.nC,','mS for Frec' spoliation prior
to 1800. Between two and three hundred
memorials on this subject Imvo been refer
red in the IIouso to tho
eign Affairs, who huve tho subject under
consideration. What the issue will bo I
11 nnd 16. Tho Land OffirA nnrl Pn.
tent Office. Theso branches of tho public
"ruce require to bo revised and extended,
ingvill receive more or lessjiitcntion from
tlre-prescnt Congress, with n view to im
provements in their organization.
But enough. Lmieht nuirmciu this list
iy the specification of many other things of
fluence and patronage of that office shul!
never be used to control or impair it, in nny
of your future deliberations. And that if in
the year 1830, your own great emporium,
or any oilier place should be the theatre for
the exhibition of another national conven
tton. it shall be, us fai as my cllorts can ef
fect it, what that of 18.15 purported to Le,
an assembly iresh Mom the People, tfic-lrue
representation of their unbiased wishes, the
laiihlul echo of their opinions.
This declaration is made with a perfect
consciousness of thejittle confidence which
is given to pledges of any kind, made by
persons situated as I am. I know thut thuy
have been made und violated in every ape
nnd in every country, where men ha"e de
pended for their advancement to the highest
offices on the good opinion of their country
men. But in almost every instance the de
ceiver has been found possessed of rrn?ping
nnd insatiable ambition, (of which ihe germs
might have been discovered in his previous
conduct,) and generally united with coin-
mimumg genius and splendid talents. There
is, 1 trust, nothing in my previous conduct
to show that 1 possess the former elm mrinr
and utterly disclaiming the latter, my sole
reliance, for preserving the good opinion of
my countrymen, is the nrcservntion of thnt
character for fnlelity to mv enfrarremrnts.
which the Convention, which you gentle
men, represent, ns well ns others of mv fellow
citizens, have been pleased to allow to me.
mi high consideration,
1 am, gentlemen,
Your humble servant.
m , WILLIAM II. HARRISON.
To Wm. IliiAm.v Tvleii, President.
The followinir sensible remarks deserve
n, careful perusal :
It IS generally considered nmnnir mpiliV.nl
men that the bicnking up of the present
heavy winter will produce- crowds of dis-
eases, particularly pleurisy, fever, nnd nil
such as nriso from sudden atmospheric
changts and heavy thaws. If the present
wimer turn out to bo highly favorable lo
vegetable life,- it is equally certnin thnt ani
mal life pniticularly human life must en
counter n severe struggle during tho trans
itions ol thu season. Thu rich and wealthy,
by skill and means, can tnko core of their
health with ease but the poor ore without
the power to avoid the fatal eifecls of n vitin-
led atmosphere, or sudden changes. Wu do
not niiutio to the ellects or luxury nnd dissi
pation. Young ladies of fashionable life,
who expose themselves from vanity, must
pay the, heavy penalty thut nature never
fails to inflict. But tho poor are advised to
bo careful, to avoid exposure to keep their
doors open to preserve their feet always
dry. and their bends always cool. Another
important point in tho approaching spring
is to preserve the bowels open nnd the blood
pure. Wo must not expect to reach the
next. summer, and pass through the ap
proaching thaw, without soino tryinp dnvs
for tho health. iV. Y. Herald.
Mr Buchanan rend precedents of tho re
ception of similar petitions, nnd nlso from left upon them. Theso were Ivine almost
.i.u juii.ldtio v.. vvuiltV.J ,l luu C4 ICUd,
to show that Congress had decided it to be
constitutional to receive a petition forthe ab
olition of slavery in the District of Columbia.
The Senate then went into secret session
for the transaction of Executive business.
triangular breast uork for defence.
inis irmt.gie, along the north an.l west races " "..nuntu lor uie I'resulency, by g vote or. welo the principal articl.s burnt. C '.i, -s-tj
i iisiv tiiuui tiiuiv uutiies, inoMiv mere " "f
skeletons, nlthough much of the clothing was
damage was probably occaM inl t I
kc. by the quantity ol water thr"Wn r 1 ai
Fiom Ilia ,c York Journ.il uf Cuinmerre.
It seems from the annexed paragraph)
SictlS tlOt lo h? HliilnLn mnnil, l ...I
-' . n,v liuu-t ....
every one of them, in precisely the jwsition ,nR I,0i"":"ins who have come out for General I b '
lhey"must have occupied iluringlie fight . HarnVon in the Stnte of Ohio, is James. 11. j The Wr.vTiiEa fr the pen tt
their heads next toU.e logs over wljiel, they Gardner, now State-Printer, and well known brought to light the" "Sorrows of We' l
"' ' " i. i ure. nnu, meir oouies u-r ...s uevotion to i.encrai Jackson up to the' we micht indite an article rh t iv.
lrrtc bed u- i i or ih n.r r., ...ni .:. i ""h"1 W"- an article ni..t n
.... ...... i-3iiiiiiiij jJJ41IICIllli J'IVV.IH 1 141 IV ,
encn oiner. 1 Hey hud evidently been shot !
tears from our mailers, nr hnrir IheirluJ'Ml
In Misouri, Major Ilenj. O. Kallon. who : a tcii heat, that therebv the fnc & I 1
.i... . ...... - - -
ture of our ntmospbere might b- amr ik
Hut there is no need of a such-like c t
r ... .... .
that thu unusual cold of thu nasi winter hns I '?. ,0l.,ntl P "ol'" tl! road, gene-' " 1" " . :.."-",u w l"BE "lu " "'P ",r l,'osc who are compelle.1 ti lace i ' I
i .i. .... ' ... : . rally behind trees which had been resorted'. . ,,,r nml 4,0 universally popular is nor'weter; they wilt soon find their ev'"
dcod nt their posts, nud ihe Indians had not i.
disturbed thein. except by mking sculps of T' ,lc,;':t 823.
s ImoMofthem. Passing this little breast work " . , ' " " ",f,"s majority, has
l . . . - . iii.rimll.T !... ......... . 1 1 j .
not been confined to the American continent.
"Constantinople,, 6th Jo ;i.lS:i().
The severity of the w inter absorbs nil in
terest in commercial or polilicnl affairs. The
lo for cou-rs from the enemy's fire. Advun-' 'i1'' ',lnt ,nt n'"'i"'t '" t,lnt Stl ennnot" note
cing about two hundred yards further, we J0r 0 "i'"e' Oe doubted.
found n cluster of bodies in the middle nf! ... .
thu road. These were ovidentlv tin, ml.' . 00" row Pennsylvania. In the
lachrymose state, and teats wi.l ll.w uab il
like the pellucid drops from an oveichaigetKl
tree. In sober earnest we are led toe nt.
j from tho extreme frigidity of the atm j
poor 1 urks. whose fenst fit is a fasl.l of i i-nnnl .mnril n.,.l ,l... r ...t.:i. House ol Henresentativi- nC IV.n...i..n..: ....
Ramazan prevents ll.eir cmnforting tluun- the Vody3 Ma Kil ' ,rf to t c rilVt f'- "' Stevenson ollbred o oW
selves with a drn.n. n mouthful, or even a that of Captain F rnser. " ' sooting ,llt.ir Senators, Messrs McKean a, 1 ! mol,t1'., K'bruar-V' h
chibouk, from the rising to the sitting of the I Theie were all doubtless ahot down on 'linnn, lo vote against expunging the olw K0! enr?wl !,,omp int0
sun; nre more busy m contriving to keep Hie first fire of the Indians, except, perhaps. I "oxioui resolution from the Journal ofthe ,,;.or ,ha'' hf ,akin& lx3n,l,c Ua'
their shiering limbs wnrm over a fire, or. Cant. Fraser. wlm m.,o lw.-......i I.. r'n i s..nM.. o.,.:.. .i... . ofthe interminable conna-ssional srtw
I . . . . ' . . w , ...v. ut,,, vl .1 i n xjriean.s. '
en very early in the fight. Those in the
road nnd by the trees, (ell during the first
uitncif. Jt was duriiign cessation of the fire
thnt the little band still remaininrr. nlmm
beneath huge yoruons or quilts n-bed, than
designing to impede the encroachments of
their neighbors, the bears, who must have
sent thu cold from their arctic regions 16
make this country appear more than ever
their own. Never since the winter of 1812
lliut which was falnl lo the army nnd the
glory of Napoleon has tho cold been so in
tense, or the violence of the snow-storms so ! the second nttnek.
terrilic. '1 he snow has fallen at intervals Wo had with us mnnv
..1-....U...I-.1-. at....i. iii ii ii iu iiiieeu iiegrccs Cd evidence. They were buried, nnd the
below the freezing point even in the houses, cannon a six pounder, that the Indians hnd
Previous to l ie first fulls of snow tho weath- thrown into u swamn. wns rprnV,.r,.,l Si
er was very bo.slerous and foggy, the long pled ve.tically t the head of the grave
continunnco of which foreboded an nnusiin Iv when, it i m i... i,.i :. ...:n i .. h ' . '
i i.i.. ,. . "i- iii lonir remnin
I'l... 1...1: r . i ... . . " .
i no resolution passed by a vote of CI to Q5.
The Correspondent of the U. S. Gactte
wriles "I havo it from a prominent member
i im uiu ume oanu sun remaining, nbout i ofthe Senate thnt it u-;il ,,n .1 . i . ,
thirty in number, threw P the Iriangulnr U'o I;;!' " L,
nreast worlf, which, from the haste with
which it was constructed, was necessurily
defective, nnd could not protect the men in
of the personal
us lain on the ground during the Inst friends of the officers or Major Dade's coin
days lo the depth of from tl.reo tojmand, nnd it is gratifying to be nble lo stale
I : whilst the frost is so severe that tho that every ollicer was identified by ut.doubt-
sovere winter, and cnuscd the greutest disns
ters among the shipping on various parts of
the coast, bill particularly in the Black Sen.
near tho Boguz, the entrance ofthe Bospho j for.
rus, where vessels were driven on shore af
ter vainly endeavoring to find the entrance.
Since then more accidents are heard of, sim
ilar in nnture, nnd, what is equally dreadful,
vessels that havo urrived in port, have in
many instances, had half their crews frozen
to death. Ono vessel with passengers on
board, threw fifteen of them overboard, from
the same cause. On Innd, too, many sad cn-
lastroplnes hove occurred. Shepherds with
their flocks, travellers passing from ono vil
lage to another, overcome with fatigue nnd
blinded with the density of tho snow which
the storm blew horizontnlly in small icy
panicles, lay down to rise no moro. A sol
dier wns found ut his post near Pern, stand
ing .with -his arms shouldered, frozen to
death. In crossing the Bosphorus, several
boats havo been lost, or nro missing one
containing tho family of a rich Armenian
sherniT was amongst tho loiter, nnd wns
found dm pne of the Prince's Islands,' after
three or four days search, in tho mist do
Plorable condition, despite tho numerous pe
Uses, all well furred, which covered llicm
1 ho bodies ofthe non-comnmsinnivl ndi.r.
and privutes were buried in two graves, nnd
ii hus luuiui mat every man wns ncrnimi,..!
Tho command was composed of ei"ht
nfli..i,.c n...l I. 1 I , .
,.....0 .,i, unu iiiinnreu nnu two non-commissioned
officers und privates. The bodies
of eight officers nnd ninetv-eiirln mnn
interred, four men having escaped ; three of
...., reaeueu Tnmpn tny, the fourth wns
killed the day after the bnttle.
. It muy be proper to observe, that tho at
tack was not mado from n lmmniock, but in
n thinly wooded country; tho Indians beipn
concealed by palmetto nnd grass, which has
since been burned.
The two enmnanies wi.m n.,.,t T7......i-
oflho 3d artillery nud dipt. Gardiner's, of
tho 2d artillery TITS officers were Major
A ,n"uilfy. t-uptnins Frnser
find Gardiner, second Uatltennnt Bnsinger.
brevet second LieuteiU,ntsj'R. Henderson.
Mudgo and Reins, of ibjrrtillory, nnd Dr
J. S. Cntlin. 'M
I havo tho honor to be, willi the, highest
respect, your ob't serv't.
(Signed) E. A. Hitchcock,
.... Ul- 1st Infantry. Act. Itfsp'r General.
,Mojor Gen. Edmund P. Gaines.
Commanding Western Department.
5 or b majority." Mr lluchanan must oIhjv or
resign. He pledged himseir when chosen to
confirm to instructions or vacate his seat. All
nccounts state that the resolution will certain-'
ly pns the Senate. "Sauce for the gooie, is
sauce for the gander!"
A Whig convention met nt tho Statu House
in Hoston.on the 18th inst. and nomiiiated'tbe
Hon. Francis Granger of New York, ns a can
didate for the Vice Presidency. The follow
ing resolution, offered by Mr Foster of Ilrim
field, was received with much enthusiasm, and
"Resolved, That this Convention will sus
tain WEnsTi.ii and tho Constitution Guak
or.it nnd the Surnr.MAcv ok the Laws."
1'ENNr.ssr.r. Tho Legislature of Tennes
see adjourned on thu-SUt tilt. An attempt was
mado before the adjournment to call upttfe.cf.
punging resolutions introduced in tlmfcarly
part ofthe session; but the motion was reject
ed by a largo majority. Among the acts pass
ed during the session, was one which provides
that any person preparing, with n view to cir
culation, any paper, painting, drawing', &c.
calculated to excite Insurrection among tho col
ored population, Hindi bo deemed guilty of felo
ny, and confined in tho penitentiary not less
than five, nor moro than ten yenis. Any per
son circulating such paper, painting, &c. or at
tempting in any manner to excite insurrection,
shall sutler the sumo penalty.
Rumor states that Mr Polk is to be appoint
ed Secretary of AVur in place of Lewis Cass,
who receives tho appointment of Minister lo
I'rancei and that Mr Sutherland of Pennsyl
vania will probably b3 chosen Speaker of the
House of Representatives. I
I.. . 1 1 .... .. , ... L-l
I mis uesn urown out like smelted iron u i
blacksmith's anvil, and all tho horrors ci
ond unrelenting Winter are acting over t?
not bating ono jot or tittle of its inttmftrtv
CX3-Owing lo tho bad stnte of the roi'st
the failure of the mails, we have nnt wff'l
from "A Uacbelor"'an answer to themr 5
of "Cinderilla'-in our last. We hoje""t
correspondent will not despair, as another
will no doubt brum an answer from "A i I
elor," corresponding to her wishes. Wrij
well acquainted with the 'bald pated'CH
man, and know him to bo 'rich, round, flfl
forty,' and every way suitable for our f f-
respondent; and wo shall expect a gwl
guerdon for tho ' r.-innnsihilitv ' we tR I
A Whig Convention which met at Auj I
Maine, has nominated F.dward Kent, t-4 j
Hungor, ns n candidate for Governor. T
convention made no nomination for Prwl
but Humiliated an unpledged electoral tick"-1
Virginia Senator. 'The Lcgislatureofj
giuia has elected Mr Rives to the Senatef'1!
United States, in place of Mr Tyler, reJ
l ho term for which Mr Rives is elects "I
pires in three years.
Tunneling the Hudson. A proposition!
been laid before tho Legislature nf N'ff J'l
lor constructing a tunnel under tho bwc"I
Hudson river opposite Albany. The edit1' I
the Argus thinks the plan is practicable.
7)....f KV... MM... ..i.noii'K fll'U'l
nnd grist Mills of Dunham & Taylor, a.i'l
ton, N. J., wero entirely consumed I'y'f l
Suuduy tho Gth inst. Tlie total loss w f'7
ted at S13.000, of which $10,000 is cot
Tho Philndelnl.inns nm enmfntin? "f'l
prietv uf Inviinr nut n rr-mptorv ill a
" y l . i .ili
lrt.nl . . .... ...... L...I...I. M1II'
..i.niiiu oiiui on mo uaiiKS oi tne on'"'--
.. . . . . .i..;,w
ter tne plan of Mount Auburn at LW"