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Mr. Hagby apjieared in the Senate to-day. <
Among the petitions presented, were one from John i
black, lute consul in Mexico, and another from the ad- t
jutant of the West Point Academy, both asking f6r com- 1
pensation for services. A petition was presented from t
the Colonization Society, praying for a regulation of the i
number of passengers to be allowed in vessels to Liberia, i
Mr. K. Johnson submitted the following resolution, ?
which lies over: t
K solord, Tiiat llie Secretary of War inform the Sennte?
1st. What has been tho whole number of the volunteei
I root)* culled into the service ot the United States since the 1
13th of May, 1846. r
il Oi ttie troops so called, what lias been tho whole
number discharged from such service before their term ol 1
service had expired, and what the number mustered out ol ,
the service of the United Stales.
3d. What has been the whole number of troops in Mex- t
ico belong ng o the regular army ot the United StHtes since :
the 13' li oi'.vfav, 1846.
4th. What is the number of such troops now in Mexico a
5th. WiiHt has been the whole number of officers and .
men belonging either to the regular army or the volunteer-,
who have m en killed, or died of wounds received in battle, i
since the Till May, 1846.
ttlh. What has been the whole number of officers and 1
men of the regular army or volunteer wounded m buttle t
since the 7th of May, 1846, who have not died of their
A message from the President of the United States was 1
received, covering a report from the Secretary of the Na- 1
vy, showing what measures had been taken for the coil- '
struction of dry-docks, under the provisions of the bill ol 1
the last session. (
A bill to continue the pensions of certain widows was 1
introduced on leave by Mr. Johnson of Louisiana, and '
was read twice and committed. '
The bill from the House making appropriations to eup- '
ply in part the deficiencies in the appropriation of last '
year for the subsistence of the army and volunteers, was
read twice and committed.
Mr. Cass presented the petition of the widows and or- '
phans of officers who have fallen during the present war. 1
Mr. C. said that, after the eloquent remarks made a 1
day or two 9ince by the senator from New York [Mr. '
Dix] on presenting the memorials of the officers of the 1
armv, he felt that it was unnecessary for him to do any- '
thing more than to move the reference of this petition to '
the Committee on Pensions. 1
A resolution was submitted by Mr. Baldwin, to in- 1
quire into the expediency of renewing the five years' pen '
won to widows of naval officers.
Mr. Fairfield, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, '
reported a bill providing for the appointment of additional
purs.'rs in the navy; which was read a first and second
time, and was about to be put on its passage; when
Mr. Yulee stated that he desired to move an amendment
to the bill, and for that purpose requested its postponement
until Monday. The bill was accordingly postponed.
Mr. Badger, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, j
reported a bill for the relief of Commodore Fo.xall A. I
Barker; which was read'a first time.
Mr. Critten lea, on leave, introduced a bill to provide .
for the purchase of the manuscript papers of the late
James Madison, President of the United States. '
After the bill had received its first reading, Mr. Critten- 1
den, when asking for its second reading, stated that he (
was a little perplexed as to the proper committee to which
the bill should be referred. He thought the most appropriate
was the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Berrien thought the reference was not necessary. ,
The bill was precisely similar to that of the last session, i
which had passed this body, if not unanimously, at least 1
by a very decided vote. It was for the benefit of a most ,
estimable lady, and he hoped the ordinary rules of the
Senate would be dispensed with, and that it would be i
put on its passage.
Mr. Crittenden said he should be very happy if that
course were adopted. He explained the arrangement i
which had been made, with the consent of Mrs. Madi- 1
son, in case the bill should pass, that $5,000 only should '
pass into her hands, and that the other $-20,000 would be {
n-imo r*f frnatona i\Aei<rnat<?r1 in thn Kill ,
for her sole benefit, to be inalienable during her life, anil
only to be transferred by her last will and testament.
He made a few remarks on the value which every Amer- (
ican must attach to the labors of Mr. Madison. A more 1
eloquent, a more able, a more pure statesman, no age or 1
country had ever produced. Whatever came from his ,
pen would be eagerly read by the present generation,
.and preserved as a precious relic to be handed down to '
posterity. They would receive new value from the
hand of time. He expressed a hope that, by the passage ,
of this bill, the new year would be made happy to the
estimable widow of this illustrious man, who was in
need of the assistance.
Mr. Niles wished the bill to be referred to a committee. |
He wanted information as to the character of the papers 1
proposed to be purchased. He admitted that the pro- '
ductions of Mr. Malison's pen, which related to public
matters, were to be highly valued. But he thought all
these had been purchased by a former appropriation, i
Now it appeared there were some still left to be pur- '
chased. And, perhaps, after we shall have bought these, I
there may yet remain others to be purchased. He desired I
to know what it was the Senate was called on to purchase.
Mr Crittenden rea l a list of the papers, referring to the
report male in the House of Representatives last session
by Mr. Dromgoole. I
The bill, at the suggestion of Mr. Sevier, was jiost- |
poned till Mon lay, and made the special order for tlmt
lay; and the bill, and the report which had been referred (
to, were ordered to be printed.
A message was received from the House, announcing
the resolutions alopted by that body on the death of Gen. '
Hamer. The message having been rea l, Mr. Allen went J
into a narrative of the services of the deceased, eulogizing
his character as a statesman, a soldier, and a man, i
and dwelling with fervid eloquence on the deep and uni
,A which h.-death h;i I caused through the |
whole country.
The Senate then adjourned till Monday. ,
'n the House, on motion of Mr. Schenck. it was ordered,
that when the House adjourn, it adjourn timeet on ,
Monday next.
Mr. Morris, of Ohio, announced the death of General i
Thomas L. I lamer, a member elect of the House of Rep- '
re^entatives from the State of Ohio; and, after the adop- t
tion of the customary resolutions in honor of the mem- (
ory of the deceased, the House adjourned.
The VVarO.fi-.5 has received by th" otficers who have i
recently arrived from Mexico, various trophies of the ,
war Among them, are two small beautiful brass wall
pieces of ordnance, sent by Gen. Scott, and brought to
this city by Col. Andrews. (
The most curious of these trojihies is the black flag of i
the guerilleros. The material is bomhazette. The orna- j1
wents and letters in the centre, upon the red ground, are j
worked with green silk upon ldack cloth pieces, except the [
squares, which are worked with white. Hut the most i
remarkable is a small pennant on the top, made of black. j
21 inches by 11 j, with various military ornaments. On <
the top and bottom are a death's head and cross-bones. In ,
the centre, these ominous words: "So doi cuartef'?
Gitk hc qvartcr. This staff and flag was taken at La
Mira Flores, on the 13th August, 1% 17. from the guerilla*
* ho attacked Lieut. Hammond'* party,
Havana* Mcuura.
The recommendations of the Executive, looking to the
uipply of the treasury and the maintenance of the public j
:iedit in the present crisis, are attracting the favorable
:onsideration of the democratic press throughout the
:ountry. Prominent among these, is the proposition for
[temporary war-tax U|>on tea and coffee. The plan of vi
he reduction and graduation of the price of the public
ands?a measure demanded by so many high considera- of
ions of public policy, in addition toils effect in augment- .
ng the revenues of the country from that source?has, lit
ve are glad to perceive, been already initiated in the ,,r
Senate; a bill for the purpose having been last week in- 'j?
roduced in that body by Mr. Senator Breese. t?
We trust that the manifest expediency of a war-duty
ipon tea and coffee may soon commend that important
neasure also to the attention of the House. The question
>f the sufficiency of the resources of the treasury to in
neet the demands upon it at this time, and to negotiate "
he loans required for the support of our military o|terations
n the enemy's country, is, beyond doubt, a question vitally
[fleeting our national honor and character. It is admitted pi
hat there is no surer way of augmenting the revenue, withmt
imposing any undue burden upon the people, than by
he imposition of a moderate temporary duty upon these aricles,
now free, and of such general use in all parts of
he country. It seems to be generally understood that at
he dominant party in the House do not intend to cripple
he war by refusing the needful supplies for its prosecuion;
and it is hardly to be supposed that any consider- er
ible party in Congress, after adopting this idea of public
luty, will take the responsibility of refusing any reasonible
effort to diminish as much as possible the amount of '
he public debt, and to facilitate the negotiation of a loan w
ipon favorable terms, by providing as large a regular nc
evenue as the established tariff policy of the country ^
.vill allow. w
There is surely no good reason why the people of* this j*H
:ountry should plunge into an increased public debt for 0,he
sake of keeping tea and coffee in the free list. Yet w
his is precisely the effect of the policy which determines
o make a loan to sustain the war, and yet refuses to i)?
evy the proposed war-duty on those articles. Such a M
efusal would be ti loss every way. Not only must the
government, in . that case, incur debt for the money in
vhich it would otherwise receive from this source; but, '1:
or the want of such additional revenue, it must go into C(]
he money market in a worse condition, and thus inay ne
ie compiled to borrow on less favorable terms. Wc
diall be slow to believe that the representatives of the m
people will consent to bring about such a state of things. 8'
The people themselves, we are sure, will never sanction
The following paragraphs from a recent article in the ^
New York Evening Post, in reply to some suggestions
rom a correspondent adverse to the proposed measure,
ire entitled to attention : 1
From the New York Evening Post. T
The tea and coppee tax.?That the tax on tea was the
inmediato occasion of the revolutionary war, is true enough;
jut that our ancestors objected to the tax because it was *?'
evied on tliat particular commodity, is a great mistake. '
L'ttey objected to ttin principle of taxation by a P.irliameni ."
n which they wore not represented; they claimed the right 'w
if British freemen to tax themselves. So far were they e,
rom being addicted to the habit of tea drinking, that in |
ho times immediately preceding the revolution, it was re- at
jnrded as an indication of the want of patriotism to use re
hat beverage. He who drank lea paid the tax on its intro- gi
luction, and was considered as assenting to the tyranny di
.vhich imposed it. The patriots of that time were anti-tea th
trinkers?the class of working-men, whom our correspond- to
mt now represents, did not place their notions of comfort
it sipping an infusion of the Chinese herb, or a decoction ol j?'
lie Arabian berry. So unpopular was it to drink tea at
hat time, that women, who were addicted to the hibit, 1,1
were obliged to take their tea by stealth. If the tax had (j.
>eeti laid by a Parliament in which the Americans were ,j,
iropcrly represented, or by a legislature of their own, there a|
s no probability that the smallest objection would have been
made to it. C1
Necessaries of life of much greater importance than tea ti
tnd colfee are taxed, and taxed heavily, without calling ft
"orth any objection from those who quarrel in >st violently <1
with the tea and coffee tax. Sugar, which is an article in ei
more universal use than either, and which is part of the lr
bod of children as well as adults, pays a higher duty. The c(
;ioor burn taxed coal in their grates, and stir the lire with ?
jokers of taxed iron. Titay are taxed in every thread of n
liothing thay wear, whether of woollen, or silk, or cotton? j
n the shoes to their feet, and the hats which cover their r
toads?they are taxed in all tho implements of their occu- n
unions. When we see this, we are ustonished that any- |)
jody should bo silent in regard to these taxes, and plead (>
or an exemption from taxation in lavor of tWo coin modi- |;
ies, which are luxuries at best, and not necessaries of h
ife. h
The burden of the tax spoken of by our correspondent t<
would bo considerably less than he supposes. A little
ibridgemont in the quantity ol" tea and colfee consumed, n
which would be all the bett ir for the health und nerves of 61
hose who drink them, would make the burden a very light ^
>ne. After tho tax h is been passed, we are convinced wo
ihall hear very little of the hardship it imposes. Last wirier,
when wo spoke of the ease with which the tax would
oe borne as one of the reasons for I lying it, we were reirehended
by a journal in the western part of the State for
tsing so filse an argument, the objector maintaining that
he taxes which were to be preferred were those which we ?
most sensibly feel.
In our effort to bring up our arrears of Congressional u
reports, we arc compelled this evening to omit a variety
if elitorial and other matter. To day's southern mail ?
brings us no papers from south of Norfolk. Having, p
from some cause unknown to us, failed to receive the 0
Vcw Orleans papers of the 15th by express, according to !,
iur previous arrangements, we copy the news from "
Mexico in another column from the Baltimore Sun, tr
whose "ponies"' appcir in this instance to have done ^
their work more successfully. ti
Principles of Commercial Reciprocity wltii England, c<
The following resolution was offered by Mr. Stanton, J-!
if Tennessee, and not by fylr. Gentry, as was stated by I
mr reporters in the House proceedings of Monday last: w
Retnlved, That the President be requested to coininuni;atu
to this House any corres|iondence which may have f'
ecently taken place with the British govern mem, relative
a the adoption of principles of reciprocity in the trade and
ihippinir of the two countries: Provided said oommuuicn;ion
slmll not, in his judgment, conllict with the public into
Money Matters.?The Boston Courier of Monday 3
has the following paragraph : a
The money market lias been comparatively quiet during '""J1
die past week ; which fact, together with the small amount 1
jl specie e*|iort<\l by the steamer, and some little relief in
financial atlairs in New York, has in a measure restored
confidence. There lias been more firmness in the share 01
market, and a belter feeling is apparent in the business 10
community than there lias been for some weeks past
milroad stocks are more in demand for investment than
jOicr descriptions, and the liberal dividends by some of the w.
-oinpanies have had a favorable effect upon price" ; but *'
;he conservative course, on the contrary, adopted by the
lirectors on the western ro td, in making large allowances w
or deterioration and re-ervation, thus restricting its late w
livideud to four per cent., lias operated in an inverse ratio.
Since the 1st of Hie month, the increase ol {receipts 011 tins ai
ine, over the pas: year's immense gain, has averaged one ci
houaaud dollars per day ; and if this lavorable result should ol
tontirme, the property cannot fait of becoming the most I"
rateable and lucrative of the kind in tho country. ?t
Major Gaines ?M aj ir John 1* Gaines, member of Conpess
elect from the liltli congressional district, has arrived {,*
1....... n^na ennntv. Kentnekv. After remain
il lilt renin uiuo in .... ..... , . ,
ng * few duys with hi* family, lie will leave for Wnshmgou
to tako his seat in Conor s*. y
<'neatest, ioaa.?A few years since, when the Rev. Dr. R
Hawks was about leaving New Vork for the south, he was (.j
waited upon by the vestrymen ol u small church in West hester
county, ami urgently solicited to take charge of the
raine. Tlie lt?-v. il > tor graciously received the committee,
hut respectfully declined their proposal, urging n? a cbiel .
abjection that the salary, though liberal from the parish 1 '
they represented, would be inadequate for his expenses, h.
having a considerable family of small children to educate pi
and provide for. ,
One of the committee replied, " the Lord will take eare *'
of thorn ; he lias promised to hear the young ravens whan h
they cry, and to provide lor them." ' Very trite," said the p
rev. gentleman, "'but be has not promised to provide for the
young Hawks." p<
Jackson Democratic A? elation.
At a meeting of this association, held at Jackson Hall,
i Tuesday evening, the 21 st instant, the following res- N
utiona were unaaunously adopted, and ordered to be
[blished i ,h
It'nJveti, Ttint th? Jackson Democratic Association of Qj
0 District ol Columbia is aware that its member* have no
iluictil voice in the approaching i lection of President ami
ice President of the Lnited States, notwithstanding the
ep interest lliey take in its results, since tins District is "l
need by the constitution under the exclusive legislation
R'tulvtJ, That inasmuch as the local position they oceu ,,,
' furnishes great facilities for acquiring and ditfnsing po- w
ical information, it is both their duty and pleasure to im- or
ove their advantages for the common good.
R'lolvtd, Tliat we liave tiie mou un-Jiakeu confidence 1(j
at the result of that contest, in which our antagonists m
ernselves make the Mexican war, indemnity, the acquis!- \y
>ri of territory, uud the honor of the nation, the is-iies, u,
ill redound more gloriously for the democracy, wiiicli ha.-> ,|,
ways taken the alKrinutive on every patriotic question. w
Rsoivtd, Tiiai it is tlie imperative duty ol all the mem- w
1 rs of the democratic party to sacrifice ail personal considatious
and attachments h r the general good, and to unite ,,,
accordance with established mage in the support ol sucli ,,,
ndidates as may ho placed heliire the nation 111 due time lu
r iheir sutirages. si,
Resolved, That whilst this association asks no parlicipa- p,
in in the selection ol candidates, it asks an humble post
the line of battle when the time ot conflict comes, and |:i
edges itself to do its share in the combat. p0
Supreme Court of the (Jutted States. ^
Thursday, Dec. 23,1947. '
Orlando Kellogg, esq , of New York, was admitted an [,
torney and counsellor of this court. re
No. 7. George Smith, plaintiff in error, vs. Wm. Tur- .V
;r, health commissioner, &c. The argument of this a'
use was concluded by Mr. Webster for the plaintiff in "
' m
TOr' , ... , , a"
Adjourned till to-morrow, 11 o'clock. |);
^ h
o the Editor of the Union :
Sir : A very scurrilous attack by an anonymous letter- tc
riter has been shown to me, and requires my answer? in
>t from any injury it may do me or other parties assail- 1'
., but because it may prevent further aid being given in if
great and holy cause?that of saving from starvation a si
hole famine-stricken people, still requiring all our su
distance, all our sympathy. If I am to be thus ca- tl
initiated, what may those free-hearted fellow-laborers ai
mine hope for, who are still going on with the good V
ork ? Surely, only similar abuse in return for their la- at
>r and their money devoted to this noblest of charities, tl
he writer should at least have waited to see what had
ten done by me, before attacking others, and particularly
.r. Secretary Walker, whose labors have been acknowlged
by all parties. N
The facts of the case are simply these: Congress liavg
given ine the ship to perform certain duties with, I vi
ivc performed thein. The Executive had no control 11
er me or my acts. An order of the President to act In
intrary to the directions of Congress would not have bi
ten regarded by me as overruling the authority of Coness.
Therefore, before leaving New York, an attempt C
ade to induce the Executive to take back the ship from ci
e was resisted, by telling its authors that Congress had it
ven her to me, and that power alone could take her w
vay; and the common sense of the whole country will a
tstain it. T
Now, as to the ballast of that ship, and Mr. Secretary >
'alker's agency therein, my memorial to Congress shows ri
at, on the voyage from Cork to Greenock, we found It
>r too litrhl. with her tanks and water-casks all full, d
id the contributions for Scotland still on board. The cer- a
icate of the officers and petty officers of the ship proves l>
e necessity of ballasting her, to get her home safely. s<
he certificate of the pilot shows that her ballast save 1 ci
r in a gale, which would otherwise have wrecked her; \i
e certificate of the consul shows that he could give no n
her than the ballast she brought, without serious c
image to public property. These certificates 1 presented tl
'Mr. Waiker, with a statement of the fact t fiat I was |f
lswerable for loss on the iron; that I knew Congress t<
ould not, in addition to my already great sacrifice in e'
iecuting its orders, compel me to pay duty; but if it did,
would liave it calculated by the collector at New York, d
id |>ay Congress every dollar. 1 also stated to the Sec- J
tary that I would not pay duty without an order of Con- b
ess; and that if I could not land the ballast without '1
tty, 1 would keep it on board, and retain possession of e
le shin until Congress met. I further stated my anxiety b
i gettlie ship delivered up, as it was an expense to me of v
1,000 per mouth; that the duty would be only about
3,000; and that as several months must elanse before o
ongress met, the cost of keeping her would be much o
iore than the duty. p
In my memorial I have made out my account in accor?nce
with these statements, and Congress will find the ?
uty and freight on this ballast credited as the earnings
f the ship while under my command. C
By reference to my memorial, it will appear, that after
editing these earnings of the ship, including these dues,
there is still a sum paid by me, out of my private '
inds, of some $10,000, vouched for and sworn to by the I'
isbursing officers, and that I have sjient less than the '
Uiinates by nearly #2,000. It must, moreover, be borne s
i mind, that the same service done by this vessel, if in I1
mmmion, would have been at least #1 -2,000 per month, 0
r #90,00 ), showing the wisdom and economy of this v
lethod of transacting the business. 11
I must be permitted to repeat, that the, Macedonian belg
a public vesscl-of-war of the United States, which
ongress did me the honor to place under iny charge, hj o
ame; and the pig-metal in question being, as is shown >
y statements I and '2, hereto annexed, indispensable for '
allast, it must be evident that no duties upon such hnl- ']
ist could have been legally exacted from me ; an 1 if the 'r
onorablc Secretary had insisted upon payment, 1 must
ave retained the vessel, at a heavy expense to myself, or p
i the government, until the meeting of Congress. i
As to the slander that I am desirous of making money
ut of it, the facts above, and the furttyr fact, that no i
ingle dollar has been charged, or would be received for b
ignt months' hard work, nor even a ceht for my own "
:itions or private expenses, is abundant contradiction. '
1 am, very respectfully, yours, S
Late in temporary com'd of U. S. frigate Macedonian. ,,
Washington, '22d December, 1847. d
No. 1. 11
'ontnlale of I he United Statu of America, G/at((ow :
I, losepli Ciwdin, Consul of ibe United Stales ofAmerica ;f
ir the [>ort of Glasgow and its dependencies, do certify and n
take known to whom these presents shall come, tlutt on (
'formation received from Commodore DeKny that on the ,|
ischarge of the United States frigate Macedonian, lie p
rould require Iroin five to six hundred tons ballast, toenae
her to proceed to sea, homeward bound, 1 at once nplied
to one of the largest pig-iron manufacturers for a sulliient
quantity to ballast the frigate. 1 received for answer
is I leu red 1 should) Mat, in consequence oi n turn-out lor
igher wa^M of the operatives, but lfttle iron hnd lieeu !
lanufactured lor the last two months. Consequently, they '
r*re b.i'ely enabled to comply with their domestic con- C
acts. They, however, promised me, if possible, to ar- T
inge with their home contractors to furnish them wuh n fi
ascription of iron not adapted to the United States, which r,
ley effected, anil furnished me witli six hundred tons, lor r
le object aforesaid. The frigate being a national ship, I
Mioaived it better to take pi# iron gratuitously, than put
a hoard of her that description of ballast usually taken a
om this port, (in the absence of iron and ronl?the latter,
believe, universally bought for account of the slop,) which a
onIcl have required an entire flooring, anil other expenses tl
Given under my hand and otflcial seal in Glasgow nfore- g
said, this twenty-eighth ilny of September, in the ;i
.. s.] year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and j,
lorty sevejj, nnd of the independence of the United
States the seventy-second.
N~2. ?
Tim undersigned, oificers and petty officers of the United ^
iate? frigate Macedonian, Geo. C. DeKay commander, on 'e
voyage for the relief of the starving people of frel ind and P
Holland, under a joint resolution of Congress, approved by '
ib President on the third day of March, 1H|7, do hereby l!
rtily nnd declare : That alter leaving Cork, where part of ^
sr contribution was delivered, the ship was found so *
link us to require the quantity of at least 600 tons weight *
make her safe and seaworthy.
That on ariiving at Greenock, in Scotland, it was found '
(licult to get other than elay or earth for ballast; which
ould, beside the expense, be filthy and injurious t> the ''
That it was diiflcult to get cargo oil freight to ballast
itli, nnd ii was not thought proper to load a ship of war "
iIII merchandise. I*
We further certify, that from the opinion of the consul jf
id others, we were Induced to believe thnt loss must ac- v
.... f,,?? ll.? .l,i,??,.,,t ?f Iron, mill tl.nl 11. r, 1.,f _
units would not ship, lbs commander would bo com llod
to purchase iron ballast to enable hint to carry the
lip safely to America. P'
we further declare, that such a coitrso was recommend- g
1 by those anionic us who were consulted upon tho sub- si
ict, an?l would have been pursued by us had we been in immand.
F. 8 Camkrov, lstofficer. A. I>* ('amp, purser. 1
W. 11. Taylor, 2d officer. Knot F. Sway, 3d officer. ?
William CoswTtt.i,, M. M. T. Kcevrs Ash, M. M.
oBKitr Mklvin, M. M. Wm. Ucrsnt, gunner.
. A. Morskm.. M. M J as. Savaok, quartermaster.
. Copdi.su ro.s, M. M.? Joseph Rot.rii, "
Torvado is Alabama.?A destructive tornado passed over
ie counties of Perry, Tuscal torn, and Greene, in Alatma,
on the lhth instant, destroying a largo amount of -i
roperty. The town of Nswbsrn, in Greene county, was J
itirely dein dished, the tornado in its course destroying
ruses, trees. Are., a ril killing the sheriff (\tr. Stokes) of
erry county. The mails had been interrupted on several
irtions of the route through which the tornado has passed.
um the Hlo Grand*.
The steamer n Chase, Captain Harrison, arrived ui
ew Orleans 011 lae 14th instant from the Brazos, whence
le sailed on the 10th instant. She left Vera Crua on
ie asih ult., ami touched at Tampico.
Bv this arrival we have a copy of the American Flag,
' the 8th inst., from Matamoras
The following is an extract from a letter written by
Injor Lane to a friend in Saltillo, describing the engngeent
he had with the Indians. The letter is dated?
kncantaua, Nov. 22, 1847.
Dkak Xclsom : We had a tight yesterday with 120 Cunuclies.
The reil devils got wind ot" our approach, und
ere formed in battle order and hold array to receive us. 1
dered a charge, and we dashed into tliein in gtilluni
vie. Tliey received us in good order, but were soon pul
llight; and vie lo-pt tip 11 running light with them tor two
ties or more, tilling thirty, and wounding many others,
'e pressed upon tlunr mountain |ionies so close that they
iuIv dismounted and took to tie- mountains on loot, und
e pursuit was given up. Our poor friend. W. H. liell,
us killed lit the charge, and AIcMurty and two others
The men fought well, und can whip CuniancheH on any
omul. 1 start lor floras to-morrow, with my whole coinand,
again in pursuit of the Indians, who, we understand,
e in large force in that neighborhood?some any 9l)f
rung They have been devastating the settlements, killing
e AIi-xicuii honibrti, and carry ntg oil die women. Tilts, you
low, is unchristian like, and we go to show our gulntry
iu cletonne of the lair. Mount and come with us,
r we are uerluin to have ft brush.
The Flag says that Sahariego has heen appointed mingy
commandant of Tamauli|>as, in place of Gen. Urrea.
VVe have conversed freely (says the New Orleans Picaune)
with a distinguishe 1 officer, who has for a long
inc been on the line of the Kio Grande, andhasjusi
iturned. He tells us that there were rumors that the
lexieans designed to take advantage of Gen. Taylor't
jsence, to make a descent upon Saltillo, and the line tr
ie Km Grande He had heen assured by an intelligen
an that Gen. Filisola was in command of a large force
: San Luis?eight or ten thousand men, while Minor
ad two thousand cavalry near at hand operating with
The rumored purpose of the Mexicans was for Minor
i come out by the Linures pass to China, while with the
am body of his troops Filisola should fall unon Saltillo,
ur informant says, that in the departure of Gen. Tayloi
ie Mexicans feel as if our whole army had withdrawn
ith was the terror of his name among them. Inclined
' they are to strike a blow in hisabsence, he still thinks
lev have no such army in the field as that abovenamed
id even if it be so, it will be inqiossible to surprise Gen,
fool, who is ever on the alert. He has no doubt thai
ly attack upon Gen. Wool would prove disastrous tc
le Max n ans.
f.atcr from Texas.
The steamship Galveston, Capt. Haviland, arrived a
ew Orleans on the 14th instant, from Galveston.
The brig Hay ford, Captain Smith, arrived off the Galeston
bar on the loth instant, twenty-seven days froir
ucksport, Maine. She was freighted with white pint
nnber, thirty thousand feet of which were thrown oversard
during a violent storm in the Gulf.
All due respect was paid to the remains of the gallant
apt. Walker in Galveston. The Odd Fellows of tin
ty?of which order the deceased was a member?su|?eritended
and conducted the ceremonies. The remain!
'ere on Saturday delivered on board the steamer Reli
ace, to lie taken to Houston, and thence to San Antonio,
he following was the programme of the procession
lusic, mayor and citv council, joint committee of ar
mgcments, military officers, veterans of the Texas revo
liion, corpse, pall- bearers. Odd Fellows, Free Masons
istinguished strangers, in lges of the federal and supremi
nd districts courts of Texas, officers of the same, mem
ers of the bar, collectors and officers of the port, civil
icieties, captains of vessels and steamers, strangers am
itizens. it formed at the City Hall at 10o'clock, a. m.
hence it proceeded to the Odd Fellows' Hall, and then
tceived the corpse, and thence proceeded to the Baptis
hurch, where appropriate services were performed b;
le Rev. Mr. Huckins, ami an address delivered by Capi
obert Howard. From thence the procession proceedei
) the steamer, on board of which the corpse was de|K>sit
An unfortunate rencontre took place at Bastrop, on tin
ay of the election, between Air. Wayne Barton and Mr
r>hn Burleson. Some difficulty had previously arisei
etween them, the nature of which we do not know
'hey met on the day above stated, and, in a moment o
xcitement, exchanged shots, and Mr. Burleson was si
a 1 ly wounded that he died on the 15th instant. The;
rere connected by marriage.
Santa Anna, the Ctimanche chief, with ten or twelv
f his tribe, visited San Antonio a few days since. Th
bject of their visit was entirely pacific?merel)' for th<
urpose of furnishing themselves with blankets, &c.
'I lie wreck of the steamer Beaufort District has beei
oi l at auction for $175.
The Victoria Advocate mentions a rumor of Gen. Mc
,'ulloch's death.
General Scott's arrest of Generals Worth ani
'illow?the difficulties among our oenerals.?ii
ublishing the following letter, (says the New Orlean
)elta,) we wish to be distinctly understood that we as
nine no resimnsibilily for its statements, and take n
art whatever in the unhappy quarrel which has brokei
nit between our high officers. We give the letter fo
chat it is worth, omittimr those parts of it which reflec
ipon a contemporary:
Vera Cruz, Dec. 4, 1847.
A lamentable feeling pervades the nrmy at Mexicc
wing to jealousies nail heartburnings, envy, and mn'icc
mi political prejudices. General Hcott lias arrested Pi
jw and Worth. The circumstances which led to the ste
re believed to be these. 'J'wo letters, emanating from tit
imerienn camp, published in the United States, have bee
cud by General Soon. In an order published to the armj
10 prematurely decides who wrote the in. and most burri,
ingly impeached the honor, patriotism, and services of th
wo generals, who aro eulogised in lhu>o letters.
One of the generals (Pillow) denies, in a card puhlishe
n Mexico, the authorship of the letter attributed to his pe
i/Gen. Scott. The other general (Worth) prefers charge
gainst Scott, and Scott arrests linn for contempt. Ger
Mlow wus arrested because lie appealed from an opinio
I Scott, requesting the latter to transmit the appeal to tit
leeretnry of War. Scott refused in a kaity manner; where
ipou the iorntar remarked, " 1 wdl do it, sir." " Then
rre-t you, sir," was Scott's reply. So matters stand at lat
The tirtny is excited, and, if wit may judge from what w
e ir at tins distance, more th in a inoiety of it sympathize
vitlt the generals sought to be disgraced. It is said that o
visit to the theatre, by Gen. Pillow, an audience of ovc
,(WMI being present, lie received three hearty cheers; irr
mediately alter which the audience gave three more )c
ion. Worth This looks as though these generals were nt
isgi.tcod in the eyes of the army?that stnne glorious arm
tat has earned for itself the name of " invincible." D.
From the N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
The Mexican News,
We trust there is little or no foundation for the repot
f the arrest of Generals Worth and Pillow, and Co
luncan. The accounts containing this report left Ver
,'ruz Dec. 1st; whereas advices from the same port t
)ec. 7th, subsequently received, make no mention of i'
tgain, a letter of Nov. 28th, froin the Mexican capita
eceived by a commercial house here, says nothing of Ih
timor, but sneaks as though everything was going oi
veil. This letter is of a later date from the capital thai
nv other accounts received here.
The report of the pronouncing of the Mexican troop
t Queretaro in favor of Santa Anna, and the advance c
tie latler towards that city, to take the direction of th
overnment, also requires confirmation. That he ha
ny considerable number of troops with him, is knowi
i be false.
A TRAOrr affair?The Arco Iris ol Vera Cruz, of th
tit, records a tragic affair which took place in tho villng
I M-'deilin on the evening of the 4th irrst. A detachmori
I American soldiers wns quartered there for the night
bout 11 o'clock, some oi them started for a ball in tire vil
tge, but with perfectly peaceable intentions. Some ol th
... ,1... I...II n ml one r?f ihnm I
larit fellow and a guerillero) went to the itoor and din
harmed :) pistol at the advancing Americans. Th
moricans immediately returned the fire, killing six net
ins and wounding ten, one of whom died shortly after
arils. One of the wounded was a woman. lireat prnisi
In-stowed on the American commander for restrainini
is men. They gave only one ill -charge ol their guns. Th
if rageou s act of the black fellow, it is confessed, led to al
ic difficulty.
Sot nt Cauoi.1 na.?The House have passed, 64 to 54, i
ill giving the election of electors for President and Vicresident
to the people. The same hill, however, was re
'cteil by the Senate, 17 to 23. The Senate having twio
oted down the pro|>osition, we presume that it will b
liandoneil. It is conjectured that the difficulty will he ofc
iated by the governor's calling an extra session of th
i-nrnt legislatnre on tin* day prescribed by the act of Cor
ress?though the consiitutionality of sncli a proceeding i
ontly questioned ?Ri'hmoful Enquirer
inns SMil I'linprra nl J. II. t:lt>t??'s llnlr-fl t essl "g
v V loon, (eile nan's Hotel, 6th street.?The residents an
Irangsrs in Waslilngion are respeelfully invited to th
hove establishment, where they will find a select assor
lent of the handso ne?t wigs a-al toupees ever offered fc
ale in the city of Washington. The style, finish, an
rorkinansliip, have been pronounced decidedly superior t
ny hitherto manufactured.
?>ec. 10? til* [Vat. Int.]
HAHIiRI, LG VVIf>, sillvtrsmllls and Jeweller,
Pennsylvania avsnue, between 11 th and 12/A streets,
r.VI-'ii I MS ill puhli and his customers that lie has o
L h ui'l, and t- -.instantly receiving, a good assortment of1
,.i and silver watches, (ancy goods, and si I
ver plated ware.
He al-o lias on hand and manufactures to Older lifve
plate, spoons, forks, Jfc.
Jewelry, stiver and stiver plated ware repaired.
Dec. au-eoSguf.
Later n?u hnU Ft.
Intelligence, on the 13th, was received at St. Louis,
: from Santa Fe, to the 20th October:
" Fifteen hundred American troops and twelve pieces of
artillery were to be despatched against Chihuahua, and
hree companies were already on the road, but had halted be -j
low Albuquerque, waiting reinforcements, as it was rumored
tbat the Mexicans had been concentrated at El Paso Tbe rl*
American troops will undoubtedly meet with a stubliorn eve
resistance, either ilmre or at Chihuahua. Col Gilpin imd ieri
arrived with liis battalion ; Gen. Price was at Walnut Hills, ^
and expected to reach Santa Fe about the 1st of December
" The command that arrived at St. Louis had sullered "ro
greatly from cold and hunger on their tedious route from l'r?
Santa Fe." sen
From Ux? Pacific.
The New York Herald ha? dates from the Pacific to col
November 8th. According to the Valparaiso Fugle, of ,,v,
October 2(jth,Tin earthquake had occurred there on the (>BJ
8th, which lasted forty-five seconds. In tbe surrounding ^
country it was more violent than at Valparaiso. The
Lima New Era, of the 8th November, reports the total y
destruction of l<i Ligua and l'etorca. Coquinibo also ,ne
suffered severely. ulr
From California. lni
The Journal of Commerce has late dates from Cahfor- if"1
nia. The people of San Francisco had elected a town dm
council. The emigration to California this year will not Ne
exceed ninety wagons. The emigration to Oregon, it cot
was stated, was immense. Up to the 18th August, "70 j
wagons had passed Fort Hall, and many more are ex- 0f |
pected. Jo,
Qry-Tbe Kev. Mr. Gurlejr, Chaplain to the House of
Representatives, will, by Divine permission, perform relii
gious service in die Hall of Representatives on Sabbath P?
i morning next, tiie 28th instant, commencing at 11 o'clock,
t Dee. 23
\ to- A Fair, or Kaiiey Sale of useful articles, suitable
for Christmas presents, relreshinerits, dec., suitable to die
season ; for the benefit of the First Colored Presbyterian
Church, will he held at the school room on H, near the cor1
ner of 14th street, commencing on Christmas evening, at
! 3o'clock, and will continue tqieii every evening (Sunday llKi
excepted) lor one week, Irorii 5 to 10 o'clock. Admission 121 tilt
cents. The friends, and die public generally, are respectfully
solicited to patronise the same. je
[ Dec 22? cot
! T7IAIR.?The public arc invited to attend a fair nt the '
1 r A Ikrklln I tall i r. ? ,,,, Tl, , ruyl ? \r uvunim, VI, I
instant, and to bo continued overy evening until farther ,
I nonce.
> Tho object of the fair is to aid in the completion of the the
church in the First Ward. fus
A splendid collection of useful and fancy articles will be
presented, and lit low rates.
Christmas and New Year's presents, suitable for all ages, le(j
' can be obtained. alt
Dec. 22?fit in
| t FESTIVAL. ?Tlie ladles of the Ryland Chapel ou
, A congregation have prepared many useful and fancy
! aiticles, which will bo exhibited for sale in the basement wi
of Ryland Chapel, commencing on the evening of the ttt,
24th, and be continued the succeeding evening and each
I evening of the ensuing week, for the purpose ol liquidating '
t the church debt lm
Admittance 124 cents?children half price. ert
? Dec 22?tf ste
CllltlMTIH AM FESTIVAL?The ladies of the congregu- thl
tion of St. Peter's Church intend giving a festival, in 101
: the nature of a series of evening entertainments, at the wi
- Odeon, u street and Pennsylvania avenue, to commence
- on Thursday evening, the 23<1 inst., at 6 o'clock, p. m., and .
to be continued on the successive evenings ol this and the
j next week. A choice collection of the delicacies ol the sen- D"1
son will be provided for the gratification of those who may
fivor ih*rn with their nttenaance, and a collection of very tw
!j beautiful and appropriate fancy articles, for Christmas ^
' presents, will be ollered for sale. Good music will also be
> provided. H?
! The object of this festival is to raise funds for the indis- dii
,t | pensnble repair and preservation of St. Peter's Church, as
y- Capitol Hill; and when it is recollected how seldom the
I members of that congregation have called upon others foi .
j | aid ol' this kind, the ladies indulge the hope tha' this up '
peal the liberality of their friends and the public will ne
* not be doomed to disappointment. an
Dec 18? co
) South Sixth street, near Coleman's Hotel. '1
f Mr. Kilmiste is most happy to announce to his friends and in
the public that on _
,. THURSDAY EVENING, December 23, L
The first of those lovely and beautiful exhibitions of the -T
e From New York, will take place, illustrating Mythology,
e Sacred and Modern History, and the Fine Arts, 'by living ^
male and female artistes of the company. The models
will revolve on Canova's Pedestal, brilliantly illuminated,
arranged with classical accuracy, poetical beautv, and
refined elegance. These personifications have been pro- j.
nounced by the most eminent judges in Europe to be a
perfecting embodiment of tho works of the great
masters in
a Inconsequence of the enormous expense of this engnge
rnent, the prices of admittance must necessarily he, to the _
o Parquette 91?Upper Tier 60 cents. ri
Mr. Kilmisto also begs leave to announce that the Model
Artistes will be succeeded by a talented dramatic company,
including the popular and well-known
MRS. BURKE, of Philadelphia.
(ft>-Doors open at 7 o'clock?curtain rises at 74 precisely.
Dec. 21? 3t
I' The Chinese Museum Exhibition,
? At ODD FELLOWS' IIALL, 7th street,
r, (The only one in the United States,)
will positively close on saturday next, Dec. 2f)th. m
B Open from 10, a. m., till 5, p. in.; and fron^f till p. in
, TN addition to the collection of several hundred beautiful
L Chinese painting*, life-lilce figures, embroidered article.".
" ivory, shell, wood, and stone carvings, and other splendid _
s specimens of Chinese arts, representations of different -?
' classes of society in China will be given at 4 and 8 p. m I
each day, by the Chinese attached to llio museum, one of
? whom will sing a Ctnnese song, accompanied upon a two'J
stringed Chinese violin ; and, tor the first tiine in this city,
I soine novel and curious feats of Chinese balancing will be Jj.
il exhibited. nl
Admittance 25 cents. Cliildreo under twolvo years ol
nge, half price. __
" N. 11. Friday will be appropriated for the exclusive ad t
II mission of colored persons ; and, for their better accoinmo- J
r dation, three entertainments will bo given by the Chinese?
viz: at 11 a. in., and at 4 and 8 p. ni.
>r Dec. 18?Iw
>t ? T
Coinmoncing Monday, Dec. 20, and every evening through je
the week.
rt 1.
a Delinentor of Eccentricities, respectfully announces that he I)
0 will introduce his humorous entertainment, consbting of ^j
1, Embracing T
It Illustrated by Living Portraits of celebrated *;
Interspersed with Musical Skotches?Country Courts?Old
R Maid*?Comic Lectures?Stage Travels?Learned Ignor- ?
if mil Women?Steamboat Trips?Long Island Music? a
e With imitations of the
Hungarian .Singers?Country Schools?Orations, &c. li
ll Tickets admitting a gentleman, or gentlemnn and Indy, .
50 cents.
Performance to commence at half-past 7 o'clock,
e Dec 17?lw*
t Grand at Sana Rival Attraction I
Corner Pennsylvania avenue and 11 th street. f
f ' I tHE subscriber respectfully announces to his friends and a.
* X the public generally, that lie has this day opened and ar- or
v ranged for public inspection his annual importation of fancy
" boxes, bon-bons, iVc., to which he invites attention. w
Those persons, therefore, looking out for holyday presents ce
would lind it greatly to their advantage to call " a La ViUe
R ile Paris," and examine the assortment, which, lor newK
ness of pnttern, beauty of style, or cheapness, cannot be
surpassed or even equalled in this city or elsewhere, hav- o
" iuj< licen selected by tuy resident Paris agent expressly for 0
this market. wi
a On Christmas F ve I will have exposed for sale over BOO ([
pound and fruit cakes, varying in weight from 1 to 1,800
0 pounds; also, every variety o( pastry.
Dec 21 C. OAUT1ER, Confectioner.
llolydsy Pretests.
tPHE subscriber has just opened a choice selection ol _
A beautiful articles for Christinas and New Year's pres- T.
ents for ladies and gentlemen, consisting in part of papier V
mache portfolios, card-cases, desks, inkstandishes, and .
s panel paintings papeterics, perfumed shawl-boxes, sachel,
inonchons and gants, ladies' work-boxes, dressing cases,
- splendid caul cases, gold pencil cases and pens, pocketbooks
and wallets, fancy inkstands, reticule companions,
,1 garniture, enrd-baskets, albums, scrap Imoks, gentlemen's
large portfolios with locks, backgammon boards, chess
t men, games, musical boxes, dissected maps, thertnome(r
ters, all kind* of perfumery, mathematical instruments,
music, guitars, flutes, accordions, note and letter papet,
0 waters, inatto seals, and also the largest assortment ol
Rogers St Hods' best knives, razors, and scissors, constantly
far sale at Stationers' Hall, with many other articles too
_ numerous to particularize, all of which will be sold at the
lowest prices WM. FISCHER
Dec 21 ?i!2w
n TTOtTPAY Presents.?8. PARKER will open on Tues
- n day morning, the 21st instant, one of the most varied w
l- and splendid assortments of fancy goods suitable fbr holy- sc
day presents tlmi has ever been opened In this city. Perr
sons desiring rich presents at very cheap prices will please or
call, up stairs, at 8. PARKER 8 Fancy and Perfumery
Store, between 4k and 6th streets, Pennsylvania avenue. of
Dec- ?-8t
rrom our Bfew York Comwpeedoet.
Nkw York, December 31, 1847.
'On grrat Clay meeting, last night, wan perfectly mi gtntIt
was a gooil deal of Heary Clay, and a little of almost
rything else?war, and anti-war?no territory, and more
ritory?supplies, and no supplies?*>eri. Scott, and Oen.
ylor?Wilmot Proviso, and compromise with the south?
an* for the administration, and three cheers tor the
ssident?and so on. It was, in short, a p?rleol repreration
in little of the universal whig party, just at prosdivided
and distracted?agreed scarcely on the merit* of
ingle man or a single measure that is whig before the
miry. One thing it was decidedly?the largest meeting
t collected within doors In this city for years. Them
i be as little doubt that the great mass of all present were
"Clay anil noltody else," platform and all, as was testified
the thundering and prolonged cheers that greeted every
ration?even the slightest?of bis name during the eveig.
Oen. Taylor's name, on the contrary, and that of
>tt, were received several times with marked coldness,
leed, last night's meeting supplied all that was wanting?
mything had been wanting-i-to prove beyond question
it ilenry Clay i9 not only the first choice of the whigs ol
w York city, but that he cannot be set aside, with their
isent, for any other living man.
V table of the imports and exports of specie Into and out
die United States ibr the last five years, and for this year
wn to the 1st instant, will show better than anything
e bow litUu real ground there is for the uneasiness exrited
in certain quarters on account of the present tenantry
drain of ?|?ecie t
Importation. Exportation.
1842 . $4,087,016 fS.64S.7W
1843 . . 22.SS0.636 1,411,362
1844 5,830,429 6,464.214
1815 . 4,070,242 7,762,049
1840 - . 3,777 732 8,681,417
1817 . . 24,121,289 say 2,000,000
Thus wc have this year the largest importation of specie
itinsl the smallest export (save in 1843) for six yeart;
balance in iiivor of this country in the whole period
ing upwards of forty millioni. One would think we
rid spare a little of that large amount, without growing
rvous or getting into a panic.
The news of the unfortunate and bloody affair at Fort
tin, on the 25th ult, which resulted in the violent death
so many Pawnee Indians, has been received here with
! most painful interest. The public mind obstinately rates
credence to the idea that any such thiug as a massacre
cold blood of a band of fellow beings could be perpotruI
by United .States troops?men whose bravery is too well
esieu lor sucti atrocities ui course 1110 wuoiw uwuu?
(he highest degree perplexing as it stands?will be thorghly
rtie llibernia, in her seventeoth day to-day, it is thought
11 bring from the other side intelligence of much importce
to the business interests of this country,
further news to-day from the Louis l'hilippe Havre
cket, ashore off Nantucket, up to Sunday morning. Sevll
of the passengers had then been taken oil by the good
tamer Massachusetts, and she and the Telegraph were.all
; morning alongside the ship, endeavoring to get her
and into the hay, in safe anchorage, though whether tbey
mid succeed was doubtful. The L. P. has a cargo of dry
ods worth $200,0()0, and some 172 passengers. They are
dly off in this bitter cold weather, unless the ship has
en worked round into the roadstead.
A. war in Gotham as well as in Mexico?-a casus belli beeen
the hoard of aldermen and board of assistants, which 1
reatens direful consequences ! A whig aldermau having
t through an ordinance in one hoard, it was summarily
posed of in the other, by referring it to his democratic
utant from the same ward. This, the alderman says, is
without precedent," and is a flagrant insult to him and to
s board of aldermen; whereupon the said board incontintly
non-concurred in the action of the board of asMstts.
What is the use of talking about peace with Mexi,
while we havo intestine wars at our own doors 1
The coldest day of the season,-deoidedly?if not colder ! HI
le wind, as it sweeps round the corners, almost cuts you in tQ
'o?overcoats and other coats to the coutrary notwithstand- H
|X?H TUB LADIES.?I have received another Urge in- fl
voice of fashionable fur articles. M
Victorines, boas, muffs, &c., ot the most modern wear. if]
A suit ot tiric furs is a very pleasant and appropriate H
eaent for the holydays of this season. j|l
Also, a splendid assortment of child'en's Paris castor hats, [Si
:arl, black, and snowy white, with or without feathers. in
Ladies' and misses* beaver bonnets, and the most exten- |f|
vr. stock of caps for youths and children to be found in |SB
is city. Ml
In addition to the above, I have received a beautiful as- ill
rtment of pure white swan's down victorines and boas, in tH
at cases, and London made, for evening parties. HI
TODD'S fashionable Establishment, MM
Concert Hall Buildings, west of Brown's Hotel. MS
Dec 23?3tif H
HHK CHARM DOR 18*8, a series ot gruesful groups ?
L beautifully colored, 1 folio volume >|M
The Floral Offering, 1 volume quarto, illustrated with eoL tfl
ored bouquets of flowers iff |
The "Forget Me Not" for 1848 MM
The Military and Naval Annual for 1848 M l
The Parlor Book of Flowers with 200 engravings R (
The Parlor Scrap Book [4 ]
The Offering of Beauty, a gift for all seasons Mfl
Ti?. 1 t ?? rinu>.? i [|J
with colored illustrations H
The Opal, a richlv bound and illustrated (tilt for the holy- jj
days of 18fc(, edited by Mrs. Hale fi
,*And a variety of other books, fine editions, partuking ij
ore or less of the character of the above?some of them ft,
jnutilully illustrated, others finely bound, recently opened II'
f p. TAiLOR, many of them Imported from Loudon by ,
mself. W*
Dec. 23 ij
)IBI.K DEPOSITORY.?This day received at the de- fft
J pository of the Bible Society, on F street, near 14tli, an pT
ctensive assortment of elegantly bound Bibles and Testa- j
icnts, suitable for holiday presents. Bibles varying in'
rice, according to size ana finish, from $6 to25 cents, and
estaments from $2 to 6^ cents. Prices of each kind fixed
id marked. |
Dec. 23?81 S
)R AWINGH of the Susquehanna Canal Lottery, class
* i-61, 32, 28, 43, 57, 6, 53, 54, 34, 36. 25, 68, 73, 41. |
D. PAINE Ac CO, Managers.
King Street, Alexandria, Va., Dec. 23.
jl A. Bo'Uman, from J. Whlttlnghaaa's, 380 Broad.
]j, way, N. Y., has this day arrived with a handsomo asirtment
of rich French faucy goods, viz: rich silks and
veiling dresses, coifTures, hats, caps, embroideries, French
welry, and many other rich arlioles, just imported.
Ocj-At Hand's Hotel, first floor. i Dec 23?lvv*
TABONIC.?The installation meeting of the Grand T/xlge
rJL of Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Colunia,
will be held in the Masonic Hall, corner of K and 10th j
reels, on Monday next, the 27tli instant, at 4 o'clock, p ni.
he officers and members of the Grand Lodge, also the
embers elect, are requested punctually to attend. Resi- '
mt and sojourning brethren at a fraternally invited. By
der of the M. W. Grand Master.
Dec 23?3t Grand Secretary.
TOTICB.?Our office will be closed on Saturdny, the |
1 25th instant, (Chriitmai day) and on Saturday, the ;1
t January. ?.
It II requested that persons having payments to make on ji
ose days, provide lor them previously :
Dec 23-24 29 30
Baku of thk Mxtbofous, ,
December 22, 1847! ? j
"ION FORMA BLY to usage, this Bank will not be .
J open on Saturday, tho 26th Inst., (Christmas day,) nor 4
i Saturday, the 1st of .Tanunry. t '
Persons having notes to pay at this bunk on those days,
ill be pleased to attend to them the days immediately pre- 1'
ding RD. SMITH, CashioV. I
Dec 22?22d23d29th.Sc 80Dec.
Bp J! BHBBjy, Jhtctionter.
I On Friday, tho 24th Instant, I shall sell, at my auction
sre-room, nt the corner of C street and Market Space,
larlup Ac Weed on'* new building,) at 12 o'clock, m.
16 bbls. prime New Oilcans sugar
30 good bains, with other articles in the grocery line
Also, 5,000 good cigars.
Terms cash. A.GREEN,
lw. 11 a, Auctioneer.
gentlemen were chosen at a meeting of the tubscrtts
H'?n. Jarne* Buchanan, Capt. C. S. MoCaulejr,
Hon Ceo. M. I)illa?, Maj. James D. Graham,
1 Ion John V. Mason, ('.apt. W. W Swift,
W. W. Sea inn, Samuel L. Gouverneur, .
Hon. Daniel Webster, I)r. J. M. Thomas,
Hon. S. A Douglas, Samuel H. farter,
Thomas Ritchie. Richard D. Cult*,
Hon/?T. Bntlrr Kins, Clement March,
Hon. Ileniy A Bellinger, William May,
Hon. E. C. Cabell, Edward K. Iteale,
Hon. Hobert M. Mc.Lane, J. Knot Wnlker,
Gen. Geo. Gibson, Win. B. B Crose,
Coin. L. Warrington, Benj. E. Green. i
Col. Joseph G. Tottcn.
No citizen, member of Congress, or resident for the wlnr,
can obtain a ticket ibr any one assembly without subribing
(or the whole , j
Strangers desiring a ticket of ait mission must apply to ?
le ol the managers.
The ttr-t assembly will be given on Tuesday the 4th day 1
January, 1848. S. & PORTER. 1
21?It Secretary, I

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