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'H CAPITAL REPORTER. IOWA. IOWA CITY VI rdm-sjfay, Jaitt/iit y 21, 1 SIC. Appointments by die Governor, By and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council, HUGII T. REID, Brig. General of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division.' GEORGE PACL, Colonel of the 3rd Reg. 1st Brigade, 2d Division. M. MURRAY. Lieu'. Colonel 3d Reg. 1st Brigade, 2d Division. W. A. ENRY, Major of the same Regi ment, Brigade and Division, The .flitters' Bank Case. The case ol the Miners' Bank of Da* Iwque vs. the United States came up last Week in the Supreme Court now sitting ia this city, on a writ of error from the District Court of Dubuque mnly. The ease was argued at length and very ably by Messrs. Davis and Crawford for the Bank, the plair.tiff ir error, and L. A. Thomas, Prosecutor for the third judicial ^strict, assisted by Stephen Hempstead, Oil the part of*ftife United States. The opinion of the court has not yet been de livered but from what we know concern iflg the merits of the case, and judging, -all from tl.e arguments of attornies, we •fitertain no doubt Lut that the decision •«f Judge Wilscn, declaring the chaiter "Void, will be sustained. Our room will not now permit of more "Ulan a brief notice cf one or two points argument of Mr. Davis, attorney §K the bankj which was one of the most ingenious, as \yell as most radical federal acquisitions thijit we ever listened to. Mr. D. denied the MJVI er cf ihe Legislature, if him comctly, to repeal j?ion, even, where, as in rce, that right is specifi y ti e provisiens of the act ire urderstccd •Us of incorpo &e present insi **Hy reserved ll Hfclf, and conUnded. in ifl'ett, that when once created, tl yond the reach ey are immortal and Le ft l.e peoplf that they have acquired vcstec rights of which they ne ver can be divi sled by the power which treated them, Inn ever loudly it may be rsiderations of the pub'ic re let tion, one position «g. jtbtnanded by Br ft I y and we'fi In tl.is con aumed by Mr. J. struck ui as peculiar #od perfectly nivel—as going beyotid any principle which the boldest cf •,c mm the fi-ceral Waders dare openly avow before the peo ple. It was this-that consid rations of tfee public good can never warrant the re galing of private acts of incorporation, or as he chose to style iff the violation ».f contracts. In other wo|ds, a bank may be guilty of any violation-of its charter, of the blackest fraud and rthy swindle the community and oppress Jtlie poor to any •Stent, and yet, the saciedness of char acter with which it is invested is such, that it is beyond the power of the people totakejaway those privileges and immuni ties which they themselves have' granted. This should teach a vliltifible lesson to the people of Iowa. Every one knows that when a charter, either f«,r banking or any other purpose is applied for, its ad vocacy is based upon a supposed advance ment of the public welfare. The inter ests of community are to be immensely eiihanctd by the creation of the body cor porate it is to make money plenty, busi ness brisk antfthe people prosperous and happy. When such applications are here after made, let the people reflect upon the difference of tone assumed by these bank nabobs when attempting lo perpetu ate their forfeited corporate existence in »p:ta of the power which crcated them. It is worse than folly lo admit the wolf within the fold, and then talk of safety in gtlitrds and restrictions. The only way Aoaave the flock is to hill the wolf when Hjroay have effected an entrance, and when it has not. to effectually and forever bar its ectrance, Illinois State Hegistcr. This paper has just waked up to an ar ticle of ours published last September, re specting its course upon the bmk ques tion which IIHS arisen in connection with the subject of remodelling the constitution of Illinois. The editor of the register explains the cause of his suddenly awa kened sensitiveness to our exposition of his course. It appears from his attempted reply to our article, that it has recen'ly been copied into several of the democrat ic prints of that and the adjoining states. We are unable at preseut to take any fur ther notice of the Register's article. The case will be attended to next week. Kew Post Office, A Post Officc has been established at Ivanhoe, Linn county, in this Territory, of which Jos T. FALES h?.s been appoin ted Post-master. This office was much needed, and we congratulate the people of that vicinity upon their wants being at last supplied. How many additional subscribers shall w e 1 ave at Ivatihoe and vicinity? Our papers are free of postage to that office. £7»Mexicans at their public meetings are expressing themselves in favor of an with Uur itaited States. State Government. Our readers are referred to the bill published in another column for the elec tion of Delegates to frame a constitution, &c., for the altet&lions made thereto since our giving a synopsis of its provisions, as it passed the Council which'!#i^jf)iink are decidedly for the better. The time, (first Monday of April,) ap proaches npace^ when the people will be called upon to vote for Delegates. Let the Democracy, therefore, be found in readiness and well organized against that day, that the federalists may pvt steal a march upon them, and in democratic districts elect whigs, or what is as bad or worse, avowed democrats with whig principles. The formation of a constitution is the most important step in the history of a people, and consequently it behooves the mass of the people, and of the democ racy in particular, to be careful in the se lection of candidates. Let wise and judi cious men be selected—such as will have an eye single to the future welfare of the community, and*be vigilant to provide se cure and adequate guards for the rights of the many .gainst the encroachments of the ambitious and designing few, and with whom self distinction a* a secondary ob ject. It should be borne in mind that these who are most active in seeking such stations are, as a generally rule, lea^t fit ted to discharge their important duties and the weighty trust's confided to them. Cross misrepresentation. We have hitherto wholly refrained from noticing tle ridiculous and characteristic falsehood with which that notoriously reckless and abandoned sheet, the Stand ard, has teemed, respecting ur present deservedly popular Executive A con trary course would have been highly dis paraging to Governor Clarke, a* creating the impression that we regarded his char acter and standing as such that it needed vindication from such unmeasurable, gross and vulgar assaults coming fr«m that source. And but for one statement, which, if uncontradicted, mi- ht create a wrong impression in quarters where the charac ter of the editor 11 the Standard for truth e.nd veracity is not as well understood as in this ci'y, we should not now have allu ded to the suhj c\ The article referred to, amor* many other hoods, slated that, previous to the hist Au gust election,'Mr. Clarke received a com ihisMon for himself as U. S. Marshal for this Territory, which he was forced to re linquish at the instigation of Gen. Dodge, from a fear that ihe appointment of the former to said office would operate to the prejudice of the latter in the canvass for Delegate to Congress. Now it is only necessary to reflect, in relation to this ex travagant, unsuppoited and barcfaccd as sertion, that, had any such appointment as the one above alluded to been made, its announcement would immediately have appeared in the eastern papers, partieu kuly the Washington Union, in which all appointments arc oliiuially announced as saon as made. In relation to the oft related assertion of the whig press of the Territory, that Gov. Clarke's appointment was procured through the influence of our Delegate, w e would here observe, that, in a Utter re ceived by a citizen of Iowa, previously to Mr. Clarke's appointment as Governor, from Mr. Buchanan, Secretary of State, it was stated that upon the recommenda tion of numerous citizens of the Territo ry, which had then recently been receiv ed at the State department, the President had determined upon his appointment.— We have now done with noticing such ridiculous assertions £s the above. The vain attempts of tire insignificant puppet who conducts the Standard, to depreciate and detract from the merits of Governor Clarke, are perfectly harmless. He is lar above the reach of the shafts of malice and envy aimed at him from that quarter. The Legislature Adjourned on the 19ihiiist., after hold ing a session of fifty da) s, and passing about 120 act*, n»ost of them of a local na ture. Of the expensed of the present and last May's session, w^ith thoce of the ex tra session of 1844, t»ey have let'i an ar rearage of at least $2,500, which will probably fall as a debt apon live people of the Territory. 2J=The Rochester papers chronicle the elopement of a Mr. Luther II Ho vey with the wife of Amos J. Wheeler of Greece. Hovey, who is a lawyer, pre viously disposed of all his property and obtained as much from his neighbors as he could conveniently get possession of. He has left a wife behind him. 2^"The Ohio House of Representa tives have passed resolutions, by a unan imous vote, requesting iheir Senators and representatives in Congress, to vote a gainst any increase of the present rates of postage. The Oregon Negotiation.—The reports which are in circulation, that negotiations on the Oregon question have been resum ed, are without any foundation in truth. Up to last Friday, December 26th the matter was precisely in the state in which it was at the time that President POLK'S Message was written. Our authority is of Ihe highest possible character.—Ohio StatesOliB. Congress. The proceedings of this body possesp unusual interest during the present ses sion. Texas has been fully admitted as a State of the Unnion, and her Senators are probably ere this, in their seats at Wash ington. But the most important and ab sorbing 'subject upon the tapis is our re lations with Great Britain upon "th*. Ore gon question. As this number closes the proceedings of the Legislature, whi li have monopo lized our room to the almost entire exclu sion of more interestii matter, we will harealter be able to keep our readers wore fully advised concerning such important public matters. Mr. Hannegan, (dem.) Senator from Indiana, I.as introduced a resolution re flecting upon the President for offering the 19 parallel of latitude to the British Government, as the dividing line in Ore gon. He openly declared his distrust of r"mul oI,ject on dcinn expressions like tho^e of Mr' negan's, as reported by the U. S. Journal, 'Coroe from whatsoever quarter they may. Abolishment of Csipiial Par.isb cert. Wc regret that the amount ofmrdUr ivhh li we ae required to pullisii, in ordci to close up the proceedings of the Legis lature, together wi the list of acts pass ed, &c.j excludes /rem this week's pa per the proceedings of the meeting held on Friday evening last, for the purple of organizing a society, having ihe tbove med object in in view. Hen. Judge equally gross and palpable fj.e- f"!jr ®,lled over the meet ing, which wes a vey large one, anc^was eloquen ly a I Ire-seJ upon thesu'j^et un "der consideration by Mr. A A V I S of DI- buque, WALSE.I of BArlington and Hon. JoSCPU WlLL'AMS. W« heari!y concur'ro the object of the society and though we would that those who take life, wiutever miy be the incentive, should sutler a severe and heavy punishment, proportional to the drgree orm.i^nitude o.'the crime, we are opposed to perpetuating in our statute books this relic of barbarii-m, whereby man, by vir tue of fair, takes tway that which he can not restore, whic't God done can give, and he only has the right to take away in fine, we are opposed to perpetrating, un der function of law, in coed blood and without the color of pn excuse, the same revolting crime of w! ich the cuipri: to be. thus punished stands comicted. We therefore join with two of the speakers above named, in the expression of a hops that Iowa may be the first state to dis-piay to the world a banner tee from the staid of blood. The pf^ee$r|»wiil Le published^ne*t week. IOWA Cirv, Jan. 19, 18*6. Messrs. Editors:—I perceive that in your reports of the legislative proceed ings, you have, as I suppose, inadvertent ly milted the )eas and nays in the two I Houses upon the resolution to take a re cess of ten days. Inasmuch as 1 :.fn cre dibly informed that by the unnecessary pretraction of the present se-sion, a dtb! of near $3000 is entailed upon the Ter ritory, it is no more than just that the public should know upen whom devolves the responsibility and you will therefore confer a favor upon the advocates of a short session, and upon community, by publishing the yeas and nays upon the re solution in the Council. The resolution originated in the House, fend was it first voted clown cil but subsequently, by a ch„ngt* in the views of on* member, (the President,) it was carried. Those who voted in favor of the reso lution, were Messrs. Abbe, Brier ly .Coop, il-tstings, Roes, Thompson, and Presi dent—7. Those who voted the negative, were Messrs. Braol' y, Brattuin, Shelby, Ste phenson, and Summers—5, Mr. Lefller being absent On a proposition offered by Messrs. Summers and Shelby at different times, that the members and officers should not receive piy'during the recess, the vote stood the same as on the adjournment— those favorable to taking a recess vutin,T against the propositions, which w ere con sequently lost. Mr. Summers offered Ihe following as a substitute for the resolution to adjourn for ten days: *'Th. inasmuch as the appropriation made by Congress to defray the expenses of the present session, will not permit of a session of more than 35 or 40 i)8, and as business is rapidly accumulating, the Legislature adjourn nine die on the 8th day ol January next, instead of on the 20tb inst., to meet again on the '29th January. Decided in the negative —the vote being the same as on the other resolutions. Veto I!Iesssi:je. EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Ioua City, January 17th 1846. The bill entitled "an act fur the relief of Samuel C. Ree l" being of such a char acter as to compel me tu withhold my ap proval, I herewith return the sime to the House of Representatives, where it originated, w i these, my objections: The claim of Mr. Ree l, amounting to one hundred and eighty-three dollars and fifte n cents, is for provisions furnished the militia called into service by the U. S. Marshal in the w inter i 18. 9-40, to support the civil authorities of the Terri tory in maintaining jurisdiction over a certain portion of Van lhut n county.— The bill herewith returned provides for the ptyment of the claim out of the Terri torial Treasury, w ill six percent in'er e«t thereon, from i 3 December, 1839 the whole when taken together, exceed ing two hundred and fif y dollars. However just and equitable may be the claim, I should regard its payment out of our local Treasury as a virtu..1 as i sumption of tike vvh"le debt meriting out of our difficulties w Hi Missouri, w ith a the President, and his remarks are such, sum of interest exe ediog one third or the as, especially ci ining from a democratic Senator, ere highly censurable. Tho' we regard our right to the whole of Oregon as clear and indisputable, and would be the last to yield an inch to British inso lence, yet in the situa'ion in which Mr. Polk found the negotiation, we consider that he asted w isely in continuing the of fer of compromise which had been made by his predecessors. Its having been made, was the only reason for his renewing it and in tins matter his message is a full vin dication of his conduct. Ha promptly withdrew his proposition on its rejection by Great Britain, and asserted cur ri-ht to the entire twit.uy. Wh.it could we ask rc? We have every confider.ce in the President to maintain our national rights and honor, and \v&hi»»rti'y origin.d amount added thereto. The Ter ritory cannot, without jut)y subjecting itsell to tliechirgeof purtialit) in th« dis tribution c!' itgiavors, select out one pjr tir ularcl iin mtf.ir relief, an.l reje« s?tni lar accounts brought forward by o'hers. Those who furnished arms, clothing, and other munitions ef war, as well as the militia who turned out on the occasion in que.-ti n rt hts upon us im rally, if n le «a!ly. to tre it tiiem with equ.:l fu\or.— The recognition of the account of Mr. Heed os hgitiina'cly chargeable to the Territory, view ed in this light, n&ume* an importance that otherwise could not at tach to it for instead of merely authori zing the liquid tion of a mmd of s me two hut died and fifty 11 rs, as provided for in this bill, its inevitable cffe would be to entail up n the Treasury a debt nt twenty tu thirty thousand dollars. Lieut. Kuggle*, of the U. S. Army, under in struction? from tha War Department, which prevented him from embracing a large number of well founded cl.ims in his estimate, reports, according to rny re collection, tha am Hint properly payable out of ihe Territorial Treasury, in conse quence of the b. u.'idary di-pute, to be som'thing npwnrls of thirteen thousand aollars--an -tnctiat which couU scarcely il to be augmented to twenty thousand, by the admission cf the rejected items To this heavy stun.carrying out the prin cipUs of the bid rcturm-d, interest would have to be added at the rate of six per ct-nt per annum for six years, amounting to seven thousand two hur.died Although our repeated application compensation frem ihu gener.l gov*ru mcrt have thus far been inelf ctual, 1 do not desp.iir of ultimate success before C..egress. Ti ef.ctol a bi I authorizing pa} ment ha\ ing passed tile II .||e of Hep resenta'.ives upon one or two oc'csioiu, taken in ci-nncxio i with the course pur sued y the W.r Department in examin ing into and ascertaining the amount of the claims, affords stroi grounds for the relief, t!ui with ihe increase weight and influence which our admission in'o the Union as a State will give us at Wash ington, seme relief measure ran be carri ed through. Tie payi,.cnt «r assump tion ot these exprns^s or any pcriion ot ihem, by the Territorial Legi-h^ttre, it must be apparen', would materially les sen, if, indeed, it did not wholly destroy, all hope ofthis kind. Were the ci.«i:ii for which the bill pro vides payment an isolated one, my desire to co-operate with the Legislative Assem bly in a'l its ac's inifght have prevented me from interposing any objectien to its payment tut ofthe Territorial Treasury, not rt lihst^nding the impropriety and im policy of allowing interest upon such ac counts but satisfied, as I am, Mint should the hill once become a law, it will open the door lo numberless other claims of a similar character, »nd finally lead to the assumption of all ll e expanses attending, the Missouri difficulty,'I feel reluctant ly tistrained to withhold my assent to the bill. 1.1 HI the Coun PUBLIC FAIllii Congressional. The Senate was not in session !o-day, In the House some general business was transacted, in the eou se of wUich some items will be found of more than ordinary interest. Amongst othfcrs, it will be seen that the consideration of the bill ol Mr. iiiglass, to protect the rights of American settlers in the territory of Oreg n, is postponed for one week. The origin.d order of the House was, that it should be taken tip on Tuesday next but there had been much misapprehension on this point, many members being under the impression that the second uesday of the month had been the day fix= the discussion. To obviate this difficul ty, Mr/Donj-lans a^ented to the post ponement, and the IIou*e ordered it. At a later period ol the iy, a most in teresting discussion t.ok place on the same all-import tnt topic, coming inciden tally before tne House on a bill introduced by i r. Haralson, the eh drman of the Committee on M.Jitary affairs, providing, ain aig^t other things, "for the organization of two regiments of rill* mjn. The views expressed by Mr. dines, on the o:.e side, th.it to^ivethe notice to the British government wrii'd produce war and those expressed on the other, by Mr. Ad ams, in l.ivor o! giving that iv tice without del iy (1 unother hour, if possible, will arrest the attention of cur readers. The most indifferent observer could not fail to be struck with the strong manifesta tions of sympathy which Mr. Adams car ried with mli )t!i on the floor and in the gallerie3, and which, at times, all ti e ener gy of the Speaker was unable to repress. Ti e suhji'f still before the H-use.— Wash. Lnion,Jan. 2 23fstic** o i tue Stiver, We extraction theCSt. Louis Reveille of .he I(i h, tht foil i wing Utter from (-'apt. Gray, of the steamers Herald, to a friend in that ci'y: '•The I fer.ild came into the Mississippi ri\tr on Monday, 1st, fUFid some ice, aijd c-arrie up within on»-mde of w here we are now l«}ing aground, at tha head of Pow ers Island, Winnies below Commerce. We iay all idgbt and starird on Tuesday morning .me to steamboat Olive Branch, aground, with one hundred Germans on bn.-rd, ill a starving an 1 freezing condition, being without provisions or fuel, the ice running, and their ya.vl in a sinking con dition. We took the passengers o-i !»o:rd. g..vc th? at s un? coal aij woo I to krep thorn from freezing, and then starte I to try to get to 8 me sa'e p. int to lay up duiing the run of the ice, and where the t-sen yers could grt something to eat. I got ihe -tit within oi|e length of being over the h.tr, th.TI stopped and could scl no further »«i account of t!ie ice. There are now three boats laying so near each other that we ive a gangway from one to the oth er. The Ho raid is ths «pj»»r boat, at prrs er.t perf cily s Olive Branch next be low, «nd :he Mi.sauri Mail close by.— in The Brunette one nils below, in a good lil-1. dollars, winch would swdl the public liabilities from this onecuU^cto the alarming aggre gate cf twenty seven th u nd two hun dred dollars. .-Sympathising, as Id', w i those who are suffi-rers on ecci.unt of the aid rt ndvred by them in assisting the Governor and Mar-h to jurisdiction, I cannot, consistent with my sense ol duty, consent to !e instrumental in i:njiosing up: nt e people of Io',\a such a m»Ric:'.!rtS3 hiai ot debt. i! rt 11] i ti JAMES CLARKE. Tiie joint resc-lu'ions approving the new cniistitu!ion of I'exa-, and admitting her into the Union, as well as Ihe bill for w.re ilm ,lay .«»«! by_tho ir„vPr5,: All President of the United States. They will be transmitted immediately to Texas by the President, ihrouji Capt.iin Todd of the late Texas navy, now in this city. A bill passed b/th houses to-day, unani mously, to establish a collection district iu Te as,and or other purposes thus or ganizing a revenue system for Texas.— Hath. Union, Dec. 29. Very Good.—In a letter from Washing -toa, published in the Biston Daily Times, vre find the following: '•Speaking of" Oregon, Judge Douglass, of Illinois—who, by the way, stands iu the front rank cf those who would extend the area cif freedom—-said a capital thing on this subject a lew days since. The Hon. Caleb Smith, a whig member from In dian.!, was asked, iu the presence ol Jttd^e Douglass, "What he thought of the pros pect cf a war wiili Ewglan 'I think.' said Mr. Smith, "you will heir the old lion roar about the middle of January.'— 'Then.' replied Judge Dauglass, 'you will see tiie eagle flap his wings.' A French nobleman, the Due d* Ctoy, lately brought the coffins containing the remains ot'some of his ancestors, from a place in "Belgium, for re-interment in his family vault. The inexorable cus'om house functionaries on the frontier char ged bun two and cne hall francs .'or the content* erf the coffin as old bones. harbor, on Power s Island. The bouts have their pa^sen^rs on shore, where they are provided with provisi. n«. "I must ft:r:her state, that Capf. Win. De.'.u tried, o:i "^1 jt:ti iy, to ,k« off the snfTerns ol the Oiive Branch, but could not succeed. He gave them all the wood he could spare to keep them from freez ing. Capt. Lit'leton, of the Missouri .Mail, also gave them wood and provisions on Tuesday evening. We do not know when we w ill be at leto leave our pres ent tinc m'urtable station it depends en tirely on the weather." pi ,|,al m.., I,av« enterfained in that quarter, of bein^ ab e to drive a he'ter bargain with the U. S., under differences ol opinion and views be tween the American people and the Gen eral Administration, it will be se^n from rccent demonstrations, must prove illusive —and that if a collision ensue between the two nation*, from the firm assertion of the American claim, (which we cannot believe probable) it will find us one people on this question.—Albany Argus. The report of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, on the contingent fund, shows that there was expended from the 1st of January to the first of De cem ber, 1845, the sum .$145,9.7, of which Blair and Rives received lor printing $83,000, and fi.r binding #4,134. The sum ot $2,100 was paid Jor newspapers. AKE Surrnioi A JH» UJCii V Pi •... CATES.—Ourvoja gers and copper hunters to the Lake Su perior country, the past srason, brought back with them large numbers ot agates and other rare and beautiful stones. In the native state they present little that is attractive to the eye but we have seen several that have been cut and polish ed which are really unsurpassed in beau ty equal :t least to the most variegated an 1 richly colored agates and cornelians af the Swiss mountains.—Detroit .Idvcr User. itl s of Acts Pussed at Ihe session of the Legislature which has ji st closed. An act to provide for the payment of ihe claims ol creditors of the Territory. An act to loclea Territorial road from CLrksville, in the county of Kishkrkosh, ia. the county seat of Marion county, to the Iiaccooti 1'ork of the Desinoines river. An act relative lo limited partnerships. An act to divorce Trlury Ann Btdmau from her husband, Lewis Bidutan. An act to amend an act to regulate gro cery license, approied Jan 14, 1810. An act for the organization of the couu ties of Jasper and Polk. An act providing for the relocation cf the county seat of Jones county. An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend an a at entitled an act concerning grand and petit jurors. An act to hicate a Territ rial rood from Aututuua, in Wapello couuty, to the Chariton river. An act to provide for the printing, pub lication and preservation of the Decisions of the Supreme Courl. An act to amend act entitled an act rel iive to the probate of wills, executors, oiininis rators, guardians, &c., approved Feb. 15, 1843. An ac-! lo authorize Isabella Crawford to convey certain re.d estate. An act to amend an ai entitled an act relative to divorce and alimony, and for other purposes. An act to authorize the Governor to employ counsel in casts growing out of the disputed tHiundary between this Ter ritory ai.d tbe State cf Missouri. An act to lay out nil.1 rstublish a Terri torial road from Iowa City to Fort Des moids. An act to vacate a part of thetown of Franklin, in Lee county. An act to define a perch of maton work. An act to declare a cert.,in county read in Washington county, a IVriitori .l road. An act amendatory ol an act entitled an act to incorporate the Iowa City Univer sity. An act supplemental to an act to es tablish new counties and define their boundaries. [This act defie.es the boiui »Lr.»s of Polk, Dallas and Jasper cour ties.] An act to locate a Territorial road from the 1 erri'oriui road in JtHerson town ship, ia llenry county, via. the head of Flint t-reek, to intersect the T»rrit ,rial road leading from Mount Pleasant to Bur lington. An act to locate a Territorial r«ad from t\ apc-ll., in ui6a county, to Augusta, iu Destiio:nes county. An act to amend an at entitled an act concerning water raft found adrift,' lost good*, and est ray animi.ls. An act for the organization of the coun ty of Benton. An act to authorize the commissioners of rion couniy to select grand aud petit jurors. An act to lay oit and establish a Teiri tori road from airfield, in Jeffersonco to Keokuk, in Lee county. An act annelid an act entitled an act regulating practice in the District Courts il the Territory. An act change the r.atr.e of Ivishke kosh county, to that of Monroe county. An act tj amend an act entitled an act to district ihe Territory of Iowa into elec toral distiicts, and to apportion the repre sentation in each. An art lor t:ie relitf tl.e S'.criffof Dubuque county. An .-.ct to loc te and establish a Terri torial r. ad from Bush's Si ill, in Jefferson county, to ihe Dcsmtines rivjer, iu Van It is significant «f ihe very general ap proval which the position and course of the Admims'ration on the Oregon qttes- Buren county. tion, conim,nds in all quarters, without! An act to legalize the surveV of cer distinction ol party, that resolutions have tain towns in Linn county. been introduced into the Ohio Huse of At act to locate the ccui.'v scat cf Ktvirejientatives, by a whip c!e- i Kifchkekosii county. inanding an adl.t-rei ce to nil our rights in An act t.» anthorize Daud W. Fisher, Or»g- n, and pledging the legislature to to build a ware house in the town of Ly sust i i rcpresei.tatives in Congaess, in ons, in Clinton county. the adoption of such measures as arc nee- An act to le. s^ the Iowa Penitentiary, essary for l!ie lintcn-mce of the henor An ..ct to provide for the compensation* and dignity i the country. of the menders of the present Lagisla- So far as the tone of the press indicates ture, uid ibr.ther purptse?. the general sentiment, there would seem An act to-cmend an act entitled an act «o be but one opinion and one feeling on to incorporate the cily of Krosauqua. the subject of the American title to the! w hole of Or gon. Whatever doubts may have exited, or may hive been affected iu cert in quarters, as lo "the whole or none of Oregon,*" regarded as an issue ofterri- I torial right—ali these appear to ha\e been i comjdetely dispelled by the luminous vini.icatii-n the American claim, which! the negotiation between the American and British diplomatists has drawn out. These concessions, in some instances re luctantly made, and exhibiting as they do th- pervading opinion throughout the st..t must go far towards, in,!u. ing the pr pv spirit on the pirl of England in any futur negotiations on the subj c', arid a season t- An act concerning liens of' judgments. Terri An act relative to relocations of torial and county roads. An act to amend an act fur assessing Territorial tax, and for other purposes, transcribe Ihe records of approved Jan. 4, 1S39. An act to divorce Pha?be E. Wiikie from her husband, Thomas Wiikie. An act to legalize Territorial and coun ty roads. An act divorce Amelia Scahlon from her husband, 1 hos. Scanlon. An ad lo divorce Jemima Snyder from her husband, Nathaniel t'nyder. An acl to divorce certain persons there in named. An act to authorize the Governor to appoint commissioner!* to take acknowl edgments of deeds, &c., in foreign states and territories. An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide lor assessing and coiiec'ing public reve nue, approved May 2S, 1845. .An act to amend an act entitled, an act to establish a system of common schools. An acl to authorize the commissioners of Clayton ceuntjr to change the name ol Jacksonville. An act to establish a Territorial road in the counties of Jones and Delaware. An act to establish new counties and define their boundaries. [This act estab lishes the boundaries of the counties of Wa\lie, Luca«, Warren, Marshall, S ory, Boone Madison, Clarke, and Decatur. All act to lay out and est tbli«dia Terri torial road from Oskuloosa to Knoxviile. An act to authorize Edward Whip pie & Co., to keep a ferry across the Iowa and Cedar rivers at the junction of said riv*rs. An art to divorce Joseph Hartley from ilis wife, Ann Hartley. An act to vacate a pait of the Territo rial road from Wyoming to Moscow. An act lo divorce Joseph Hewitt from his wife, Jane Hewitt. An act to legalize the acts of Henry C. Smith. An act to divorce Eli Dow from hU wife, Lucy Dow. An act to prevent the firing of prairies. An act for the organization of the county of Appanoose. A n act to establish and confirm an al leration in Ihe Wyoming road. An acl to amend an act providing for the appointment of District Prosecutors and defining their duties. An act to repeal all laws now in force allowing compensation to military officers. An act to incorporate the Danville Academy. An act to amend an act entitled an aet for the organization of the county of Iowa. An act to authorize the Assessors of their respective counties in this Territory lo take the census. An act to emend an act entitled an act to allow and regulate actions of right. An ait to amend an act entitled an ast: to prevent and publish the obstruction aft roads and highways. An ac*. for the relief of Mrs. Fraiiiitii E. Anderson. An act to re-establish a part of a Ter ritorial road in Dubuque county, vacated, by an act approved Feb 16, 1842. An act to repeal an act to authorize the commissioners of Dubuque county, to levy a tax on real and personal estate, approved May 26, 1845. An act to change the naineof G. W lute, ol Dubuqn« county. An act concerning the rights of mar* ried women. An act to amend an act entitled an aet to organize the county of Marion, apntft ved Jan. 10, 1*45. An act requiring certain officers therein n med to make their annual reports toth* Executive. A n act to incorporate the city of Da buque. An act to appoint commissioners to locate the couniy seat of Keokuk county. An act to authorize Eliphalet Price, Judge ot Probate o. Clayton county, or his successor, to transcribe the records of said court. An act to establish a Territorial road ia Washington and Keokuk counties. An act to establish a Territorial read from the muulh of Pine ri\er, in Alusea tine county, to intersect the Iowa City road at Overman's ftrry. An act. to provide for an expression of the opinion of the citizens of Dubuque county, fur and against tuwnslap organi zation. An act to estab'ish a Territorial road from Franklin, in Lee to., to Mt. Pleat ant in Henry county. An act lo lo.ate a Territorial road frott Fairview, iu Jones co to Dewitt's hail ing, on Cedar river. An act to authorize Susanna Chanty, of Lee county, to convey certain real es tate. An act to relocate a part of the Terri torial road leading from West Point, in Lee co., to Salem, in llenry county. An act to divorce Andrew M. Fickie from I.is wife, Snsan Fickie. An act to relocate a pait of a TerriMfc1 rial road in the county i.f Lee. An act defining the term of offiae of const, bics. An act to "declare a certain road in ~DTT huque couniy, a Territorial road and to locate a Territorial road from Floyd'a mill, in said county, to the neutral ground* An act to .imend an act entitled an ait to incorporate the tow n of B'oomington. An net to divorce W in. 11. Evans from his wife, Uachael Evans. An act lo establish a Territorial road from Sigourney, in Keokuk co., to Wash iiig'on, in Washington county. An act to authorize, the clerk of the District Court of Lee a unty, to transcribe the records of said court. An act to au'hct ize the commissioners of Jackson county establish the survey of a n ad jn said o unty. An ait to change the name of the town of Charleston, iu Ja. k«on county. An act to rel.icate a Territorial road from Fairfield, in Jefferson co., to Ageuey Cily, in Wapello county. An set to iitithorize the clerk of tll0 district court of Jackson couniy, to trad* scribe the rccords ef said court. An act lo incorporate the Maquokcta Academy. An net to provide for the eleetion of additional justices of tbe peace in the town if Keokuk. An act to authorize ihe clerk of the district court of Van Buren county to aid court. An act for the relief of Thus. J. Pearcc, collector of taxes in Jackson county for ihe ye 1843. An act supplemental to an act to pre serve good order in all worshiping assem blies and congregations in Lhis Territory, approved Jan. 4, 1S39. An act to relocate a Territorial road v from Keokuk, in Lee couniy, to FarmingjtJ ton, in Van Buren county. An act to lo -a'ea Territorial road from Autumwn, in Wapello county, to Blouin lield. in Dav is county. An act to declare a road from Mount Pleasant Jcllerson, in Henry county, a Territorial road. An act lo levy an additional tax for Territorial purposes. An act. to legalize the assessment of taxes in Iowa county. An act fixing the terms of the district courts. An act to legalize the acts of Samuel Shnfiletcn, as Notary Public. An act to vacate a part of tho town of Rockingham. An act to establish a Territorial road from Fort Madison to Mt. Pleasant. An act to amend an act entitled an act defining crimes and punishments. An act io amend an act entitled an aet allowing and regulating writs of attach ment. An act to repeal an act to postpone the election of members of the House ol Rep resentatives from August until April. An act relative to District Prosecutors. An act to provide for ihe election of delegates to a convention to form a con stitution for the State of Iowa. An act for the relief of Muscatine tounty. A proverb saith, "Labor while tliQ day lasts, for the night eoineth when no man ean work." There were no printers when that was written.