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- . Amuusa. A. d., 1850
t; / The frmu&ve.
Millard Fillmore, QfJJ. Y. . President.
William R. Kino, of Alabama Vice President.
The Cabiitelrx
w?lT? nf JVIaaa- Sec. of State.
Thomii Corwin ofObio,- Sec.oftheTreak.
W?T^J Aof N. C. Sec. oftheNaVy.
ruA.it. M Cuva>D. of La. Sec. of War.
i ti h flrnAar. of Pa. Sec. of Interior.
nJ?aVK HAAA.of flT.Y. - P. M. General.
irr^MfKy. . Alt. General.
The Judiciary.
,1'rRAMX COCRT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Iloaau B. Tanst, of Maryland . Chief Justice.
Jouu McLean, of Ohio ...... Associate.
James M. Watne, of Georgia , . "
John Catron, of Tennessee . , . ?
John McKini.lt, of Kentucky . . "
Peter V. Daniel, of Virginia . . "
Samuel Kelson, of New York . 41
Levi Woodbury, of N. Hump. . '
Robert C. Grier, of Penu. ... A
THIRTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
Term commenced March 4,1849, and will end March
4, 1851.
Senalc.
Nu mber of States represen ted. 30.
fmmrtml William R. Kinq.
Secretary. Ashburt Dickens.
rrmigs it? miuiils , anuiwta in omuu ajjuuis , jlmcwwcrate
in Roman; Those marked F. S. are Free Soilers.
TJftin , V Term
Expires. Expires.
Alabama. Michoaw.
Jeremiah Clemens 1853 Lewis Cuss 1851
Wm it King 1855 Alpheus Felch 1853
Ar?an*a?. Missouri.
Wm K Sebastian 1853 Thomas H Benton 1851
Solon Borland 1855 David R Atchison 1855
Connecticut. Ntw Hampshire.
Roper H Baldwin 1851 John P Hale (F S) 1853
Truman Smith 1835 Moses lYorrfs, Jr 1853
Delaware. New York.
John Wales 1851 Daniel 8 Dickinson 1851
Presley Stiruance 1851 William H Seward 1855
(loimpa. New Jersey.
David L. Yulee 1851 Wm L Dayton 18*1
Jackson Morton 1855 Jacob W JWIlev 1853
Georgia. North Carolina.
John Jtf Berrien 1853 Willie P Alangnm 1853
Wm C Daxcson 1855 George E JBudgrr 1855
Indiana. Ohio.
Jesse D Bright 1851 Thomas Riving 1851
J Whitcomb 1855 S P Chase (F Sj 1855
Illinois. Pennsylvania.
Stephen A Douglas 1853 Daniel Stiirgeon 1851
James Shields 1855 James Cooper 1850
Iowa. Rhode Island.
George W Jones 1851 Albert C Greene 1851
Aug C Dodge 1855 John H Clarke 1853
Kenticky. South Carolina.
Joi R Undcnrood 1853 Robt W Barnwell 1853
/Lam. fLtu 1 HLrv'> X P RnlUr I IWVt
Louisiana. Tennessee.
Sol U Downs 1853 Hopkins LTurney 1851
PieireSoule 1855 John Bell J853
Maine. r Texas.
Hannibal Hamlin 1851 Thomas J Kusk 1851
Jus W Bradbury 1853 Sam Houston 1853
Massachusetts. Vermont.
Robt C Hint/n op 1851 Samuel S Phelps 1831
John Davis > 1853 H tMiam Upliam 1853
Marylanp. Virginia.
Thomas G Prqtl 1851 James M Mason 1851
James A Ptarce 1855 II MT Hunter 1853
Mississippi. Wisconsin.
J efferaon Davis 1831 Henry Dod?e 1851
Henry fcJ Foote 1853 Isaac P Walker 1855
California.
William M. Gwin,
John C. Fremont.
THE SENATE IN FIGURES.
Democrats. 3')
WJiimi. y/?
FreeSoilers. 3
Total liumber of members. 00
Democratic minority. 7
House oj' Representatives.
Speuker. Howell Cobb.
Clerk. Wm. L. You.v J
Disl. Arkansas. Mississippi.
I Robert W Johnson 1 Jacob Thompson
Alabama. ii W S Featherston
1 William J Alston 3 Wm McWillic
2 Henry JVHilliard 1 A G Brown
"3 Sampso 'W Harris} Nebraska.
4 Samuel W. Inge ? ?
5 David Hubbard New Jersey.
? v*7-:ii: i> \\r l V Un?
U TV llilUUI. IV WWW a ??rv?*rvw ??..7
7 Francis W Bowden 2 Jf'm J Newell
Connecticut. 3 Isaac Wildrick
> 1 Lorenzo P Waldo 4 John Van Dyke
2 Walter Booth (F S) 5 James G King
3 Chaun'y F Cleveland new mexico.
^4 Thomas B Butler ? ?
^California. Mew Hami-shirk.
2, 1 . linos Tuck, (F S)
Delaware. 2 Chue H Peaslee
J John IV Houston 3 James Hllson
Florida. 4 HHrry Hibbard
1 Edward C Cabell North Carolina.
Georuia- 1 Thomas L CUnginun
21 Joseph W. Jackson 2 J P Caldwell
2 M J Wei born 3 E Deberry
3 Allen T Chven 4 AN Shepherd
4 H A Haralson SAW Venable
5 Thomas C Hackett 6 W S Ashe
6 Howell Cobb 7 J R J Daniel
7 .Alexander H Stephens 8 Edward Stanley
8 Robert Toombs 9 David Outlaw
Illinois.
1 Wm H Bissell New York.
9 John A McClernnnd 1 John A King
3 Thomas R. Young 9 David .J Bokee
4 John Wentworth 3 J Phillips Pha-nix
5 Wm A Richardson 4 IValter Underbill
6 Edward D Baker 5 George Briggs
7 Thomas L Harris 6 James Brooks I
lonx. 7 fflUiam NYlson I
1 Vacancy 8 R Halloicay
2 Shepherd LelHer 9 Thomas .McKissock
Indiana. 10 Herman D Gould
1 Nathaniel Albertson 11 CR Sylvester
2 Cyrus L Dunham 12 Gideon O Reynolds
3 John L Robinson 13 John L Schoolcraft
4 Geo W Julien (F S) 14 George R Andreses
5 W J Brown 15 J. R. Thunnan
6 Willis A Gorman 16 Hugh White
7 Edward McGaughey 17 H r Alexander
8 Joseph E McDonald 18 Preston King (F S)
9 G A Filch 19 Charles E Clarke
10 Andrew J Harlan 20 O B Mattison
Kevtccky. 21 Hiram Walden
1 Linn Boyd 22 Henry Burnett
2 J L Johnson 23 William Duer
3 F E McLean 24 Daniel Gott
*4 George A Caldwell 25 Harman S Conger j
5 John B Thompson 26 W T Jackson
6 Daniel Breck 2? II'.J Sacketl
.7 Humphrey Marshall 26 .1M Schemer horn
6 Charles S Morehead 29 Robert I, Rose j
^9 John C Mnson 30 David Rumsey
10 Rich'd H Sianton 31 E. Risley
Locibiana. 32 E LI SpauJding
1 Emile La Sere 33 Harvey Putnam
2 Vacancy 34 L Burroics
3 John R Harmonaon Otnn.
4 Isaac E Morse 1 David T Disney
Maine. 2 L J) Campbell (F S)
1 Elbridge Gerry? 3 Robert C Schenck
2 Nat l S Littleheld 4 Moses Conrin
3 John Otis 3 Emery D Potter
4 R./us A' Goodenow 6 Amos E Wood
5 Cullen Sawtelle 7 Jonathan D Morris
6 Charles Stetson, H John L Taylor
7 Thomas J D Fuller 9 Edson BOIds
Maktland. 10 Charles Sweetzer
1 Richard J Bowie 11 John K Miller
9 Wm T Hamilton 12 Samuel F Vinton
3 SJdw W Hammond 13 W A Whittlesey
4 Rabcrt M McLane 14 ^"athan Erans !
5 Alexander Evans 15 Wm F ffunlet (F S)
6 John B Kerr 18 Moses Hnorland
]Vf AMAcnrsETTs. 17 Joseph Cnbfe
1 S A Elliot 18 David K Carter
2 Vacancy 19 John Crowell (F 8)
3 James H Dsuuan 20 J,? R Uiddlft (F S)
4 Vacancy -1 Joseph M Root (F S)
5 Charles Allen. [F 2>'] Oregon.
6 George Hshtnun S R Thuretonf I
7 Julius Rockwell PknMhtlvanu.
b Horace .Mann 1 Lewis C Ltiviv
9 Otin Fowler 2 Joseph R Chandler
10 Joseph Oemnell 3 HmruD Moore
-JtitCHir.AW. 4 John Robbing, jr*
JWm V $ Bsj 12 DaTid Wilmot (F S)
3 Janaaa 8 Or?a 13 Joseph Casey
4 WiBard P. Hall 14 Charles W Pitman
t John SPh?lj?* 15 I'
- /
18 J as X McLanahan II' Chrti'r H William*
17 Calvm I t**
18 J! Jackson Ogle 1 David Kaufman
19 Job Mann 3 Volnay E Howard
MRMRted Utah.
31 Mo*tt HamfiUm ? ?
33 Jokii W How* (F S) Vermont.
33 James Thompson 1 Win Henry
34 Alfred Gilmore 2 Win Hebaril
Rhode Island. 3 James Meackam
1 George 0 King 4 Lucius B Peck
2 .Vblhan Dixon Virginia.
South Carolina. 1 John 8 Million
J Daniel Wallace t! Richard K Meade
2 J LOrr 3 Thomas 11 Averetl
3 J A Woodward 4 Thomas 8 Bocock
4 John McQ.ueen 5 Pauluu Powell
3 Armietead Burt <> James A Seddcn
6 Isaac E Holmes 7 Thorns H Buyly
7 W P Colcock 8 Alex R Holliduy
Tennessee. 9 Jeremiah Mai Ion
1 Andrew Johnson 10 Richard Parker
2 .ilberl G Watkins 11 Jumes McDowell
3 Josiah M Anderson 19 H A Edmundson
4 John H. Savage 13 EM'Mullen
5 Geo W Jones 11 J M 11 Beale
6 James H Thomas 15 Thomas S Haymond
7 Meredith P Gentry Wisconsin.
8 Andrew Ewing 1 Chus Durkee, (P iS)
9 Ishain G Harris 2 Orsasmus Cole
10 Fred'k P Stanton 3 James D. Doty.
California.
Geotge W. Wright,
Edward Gilbert.
Contested by Mr. Littell.
fDelegates from the Territories.
the house in figures.
flgtitotifci*'''' 111
Whigs and Natives 101
Free-Soilers 14
Vacancies 5
Total, exclusive of Delegates 231
Should the vacancies be filled as before, and
dividing the Free Boilers into Democrats and
Whigs, as they are on all other questions but that
of the territories, the House will be as follows :?
finutwM#.' ii7,
Whigs 114 '
Democratic majqrity 3
The General Result in Figures'
Old Parties. Free-Soil. Vacancies.
117,.v 117,|v 1(7,10. (wi- ]
Arkansas ? 1
Alabama 2 5
Connecticut 12 1
Delaware 1 ?
Florida I ?
Georgia 3 5
Illinois 1 6 _
Indiana 18 1
lows. ? 1 1
Louisiana ? 3 j
Maine 2 5
Maryland 3 3
Massachusetts 7 ? 1 o
Michigan ? 2 1 _2 I
Missouri ? 5 I
New Yorlc 32 1 1 ,
New Jersey 4 1
N. Hampshire 12 1
N. Carolina 6 3 ?
Ohio 5 11 5 ? _ _
Kentucky 6 4 ?
Pennsylvania 14 8 1 1
Rhode Island 2 ? ?
S. Carolina ? 7
Tennessee 4 7 ?
Texas ? 2 ?
Virginia 2 13 ?
Vermont 3,1 ?
Wisconsin 11 ? j
Total 102 111 *9 ~5 ~3 ~J
Democratic majority in the 31st Congress 3
Whig majority in.the 30th Congress 5
Democratic gain y
| Aspect of Congress.
I r> i . _ JJhlg. I)em.
i Exclusive of Free-soilers J02 til
I Free-soilers v 9 <;
I Vacancies 3 j
Total 114 in
? - ' *? O I
aciucu uemocrauc majority o
Frte anil Slave State Classification.
Whig. Item. Free-soil.
Free States 75 51 14
Shyrc Stales - 30 61 ?
Total 105 112 14
T^NLARGEMENT OF THE CAPITOL.?
Jj The Committee on Public Building of the ]
Senate, having been authorized by a resolution of;
that body, " to invite plans accompanied by estimates
for the extension of the Capitol, and to allow
a premium of five hundred dollars for the
plan wliich may be adopted by the Committees on
I Public Buildings of the two Houses of Congress,"
accordingly invite such plans and estimates, to be
delivered to the Secretary of the Senate on or before
the first day of December next.
It is required that these plans and estimates
shall provide for the extension of the Capitol,
either by additional wings, to be placed on the
north and south of the present budding, or by the
erection of a separate and distinct building, vt tthin
the enclosure to the east of tne building.
The committee do not desire to prescribe any
condition, that may restrain the free exercise of
architectural taste and judgment, but they would
prefer, that whatever plan may be proposed may I
nave such reference to ami correspondence with
the present building as to preserve the general
symmetry of the entire structure, when complete.
AUliOUgll oui one pian can u<* uuupieu, me cummitiee
reserve to themselves the right to form such
plan by the adoption of parts of different plans
submitted, should such course be found necessary: in
which event, the committee also reserve to themselves
the right to divide or apportion, according
to their own judgment, the amount of premium to
be awarded for the whole, to those whose plans
may in part be adopted, according to the relative
importance and merit of each part adopted.
R. M. T. HUNTER,
JEFFERSON DAVIS,
JOHN H. CLARKE,
Committee of the Senate on Public Buildings,
Senate Chamber, 30th September, 1850.
N. B. The several daily papers published at j
Washington will please insert the above daily for j
two weeks, and send their accounts to the Secre- |
tary of the Senate. oct 4 j
PENSIONS ANI) BOUNTY*LAND
OBTAINED for the officers and soldiers of the
Revolutionary war, or their legal representatives.
Pensions for life, for the widows of such
cers and soldiers who married previous to 1600.
Bounty land for the surviving, or the widows, ;
or minor children of deceased officers and privates, i
who served in the war of 181:3 with Great Britain,
the Mexican war, or in any of the Indian
wars, since 1700.
Attention paid to suspended and rejected claims.
Terms moderate, where the claim is established,
otherwise no charge.
Communications addressed to the subscriber,
Washington, D. C., will receive prompt attention.
M. THOMPSON,
Commissioner of Deeds for North and South
Carolina.
Refer to the heads of Departments, and to
members of Congress generally.
Oct 4?twtf
STEELE'S FASHIONABLE IiAT
HOUSE.
Charleston, Sooth Carolina.
A THE SUBSCRIBER'S establishment
being one of the most extensive j
and fashionable retail HAT HOUSES |
in Charleston, the public may depend j
on finding there a superior nsfortmentof all the |
I latest styles of i-iats lor tins rail, rnic rrencn
Moleskin and Beaver Hats, with tin extensive
variety of fine black, and blue cloth Caps for gen
tleinena, youths, and children.
TO SOUTHERN PLANTERS.
Planters can be supplied with Hata and Caps
for plantation and house servants. Black, white,
pearl, and drab water-proof Wool Hats with good
nair and coarse cloth Caps.
W.STEELE,
Fashionable Hatter, 231 King, opposite Hazel j
street, Charleston,17? x
J. Knox Walker,
, Attorney at Lata and General Agent,
OFFERS his servioea in his piofsssion and as
Agent for the Prosecution and Collection ol
Claims before Congress and the Departments, also fat
obtaining Patents.
All business confided to hius will be promptly a?
tended to. _ ~ j!7 If
SOUTHKAIT C;JBN T RA L I
AGRICULTURAL Aa&OClAYION.
THE Fif.b Annual Fair of the Southern Cent, |
ral Agricultural Association, will beheld
during the week embracing \Veduesday, the 1 Uh
day ol' August next, which is the day of the fifth
annual meeting at Atlanta Georgia
The Commute* charged with the duty of prescribing
such general rule.* as they may deem necessary
to a proper management of the approaching
Fair, hare adopted the following
GCKENSL RtULLATIO**.
1st The Fair Grounds and Buildings will be
opened for visitors <>n Monday morning, and continue
open until Friday evening, it is therefore desirable
that ail persou-hav ng articles for exhibition,
aball be on the ground as early as Friday or
Saturday, the 9th and 10th August when a Committee
will be there ready to receive theui.
3d. The Assbcialiou has an ample I'uud, and will,
in all cases, become responsible for the safe-keeping
Oi articles which may be placed in the hands of its
?. dicers and committees, (the owner Ukiug a check
lor the same,) until tiie close of ihe Fair, which
will be announced beforehand, in ample time to
give them op. ortunty to recover their goods, and
to prevent thereby the leaving of any go.da or
articles unprotected after the adjournment of the
Association.
3d. Mark A. Cooper, Richard Pe'ers, David W.
Lewis, VVm. Ezzard, and Janus M-Calhoun, are
appointed a committee whose duty it shall be to see
that all articles entering the fair grounds for exhiition,
- ha I have Arst been eu'ercdin the Secretary s
book or registry?then labelled w th the owner'sname
and reside ce?ind price, iff>r sale?giving
totha owner acorresponduigcard?ami then classified
and arranged by departments, and in such order
as to facilitate the labors of the several committees
on premiums; and also to employ such police and
doorkeepers and clerks, as shall be necessary for
-r .'? 1? oml
me protection ui mo (jimmm wiu uuh<?b^>, ?*..?
such clerks as they may need in the arrangement
and labelling of article''.
4th. There will positively be required, in all
cases a minute and accurate written statement
illustrating and explaining every article -ent for
exhibition? he statement to be delivered to the
Secretary. For instance, if a Machine, a statement
of is powers and uses, cost, time of intention, arid
any other fact deemed valuable by the inventor or
maker, if Horticultural or Agricultural Product",
nu de of preparation of land and soil, manure and
time nf planting, mode of cultivation. If au Ammai,
the pedigree or stock, age, mode of rajah g, kte. If
Needle-work or Painting, or uny work ol Art, the
length of time bestowed on it, or the amount of
labor; the age, if by children or very old persons
ll.e value, uses, &c. Since this is the most reliable
mode of collecting such information as may be
Worth publishing in the transactions of it e Society,
visitors, patrons and members, all will take notice,
that a premium will nut be awarded lo any article,
whatever its merit, unless accompanied by
illustrative and explanatory Statements, made out
in legible hand, and in a style tit at once lor the
press.
5th. The delegations of the serveral county SocieI
ties are requested and enjoined to make out. upon
consulation, a report of the present condition of
Agriculture in tneir several counties, of the improvements
in farming, tillage, draining and manuring,
which have been or are in progress of being
adopted The leading products of theii countiecs
the modes ol preparation, time of planting and midof
cultivation. The means and measures of preserving
and increasing the fertility of lands. Accurate
Agricultural memoirs from the serveral county
societies would make up an amount of valuable
information to be sent out in the published transactions
< f the Society.
Cth. It is desirable to make the Fair a Central
Southern Agricultiual andMcr.afacliirersKxcbange
We request imlividiiils who have a surplus of
choice articles, or who make tin m for ??ie? such
as choice se> ds, machines, stock, &c ?to carry
them there for sale, and not aloue for exhibition foi
a premium.
7 th. Premiums.?It is impossible to name in a nolice
like this all, the various articles to wh>ch premiums
will be granted. However comprehensive
we miglil mime any eiiumeiuicu nsi mere wduiu
still be many articles of merit otferetl which would
not be embraced in it, and yet richly deserving
premiums, lest therefore the announcement of premiums
for particular articles migM be construed by
someintoan exclusion of all articles unannounced,
I (he Committee requests the people generally to
observe, that it is intended to give tl.e action of
the Association the very widest scope, embracing
every thing that is ingenious or useful in business
or art All then, wiili whatever they have for sale
or exhibition, are invited to come. The only
regulation further necessary on this point perhaps
i-, that", on all article* of the highest merit m the
department <>l Slock, Mechanic, Agricultural Implements,
and valuable improvementsor inventions
in any of the d> parlnieui*, a premium of a cup
worth HI will be given ; on the second best articles
a cup ? orih f 5 will be given, on the third best
$2 50; on the fourth an honor. And on uil a< ti
cles of the highest merit in the remaining depart
mcnis a cup worth $>5 will be given ; 011 the second
b> st $ 'J. 5U ; on the third an honor; 011 'he fourth,
2d honor. On miner and misc llaneous article*,
premiums from oue to three dollars?the.-e. however,are
general regulation*, and in particular case
or cases of ucculiar mei it the committees will be
pormitied, indeed are requested, to vary the rule.
Hlh. A h ?tl will be prepared and assigned oar iI'cularly
to the Ladies loi ti.eir garden products,
J fruits, tlowers paintings, neede-work, &.c. 'I hey
i are cordially invited to attend. Their assistance
| in many dt-| artments of the fair is absolutely nej
cessary to a proper management
J 9th. The fuciliiies of getting to this central
I point induce ti- to invite, and to expect the p e
I sence and contributions of many of our fedow
citizens f Carolina. Alabama, Tennessee and r 1 >I
rida. Wc hope they wdi unite with us In making
this institution indeed,what it is in name, a Southern
Central Agricultural Association.
101li. Tlie i't evident upon a consultation with
such members a- he can call to his aid, shall appoint
committees and assign to them their respective dcpdrtmenls,
and to these commitiees so appointed
the committee 6f reception shall lurnisli lists of the
a. ticlf-s classed and arranged in their respective
departments. In order to the perfection of this
arrangement, the committee appointed to publish
these regulations, will h- re repeat, and enjoin
upon all to take notice that articles for exhibition
may be received and arranged on Friday and Saturday
the 9th and 10th of August, so that when
the President shall appoint liis committees on
Monday morning, tiie committee of reception may
have their lists of articles, and tlje several committees
proceed at once to the examination of articles,
and thereby have ample time to make tlieir
reports to the annual meeting on Wednesday.
Thursday will be devoted to sales?Friday to general
re-delivery of Articles. The exhibition continuing
the whole time,
11th. Any alterations of, or additions to, the
foregoing rules, will be published at Atlanta early
Monday morning of the Fair week.
12th. The annua! oration will be made on
Wednesday, the day of the Anniversary meeting,
immediately preceding the reports of -oipinittees,
by Col. John Billups, of Athens, Georgia.
13th. The Committee have the prospect of
making arrangements with the Macon, mate and
Georgia Railroads, to run accommodation cars
eurly every morning and late in the afternoon, to
Griifin, Marietta, Stone Mountain, and Decatur,
to give visitors the opportunity of the accommodations
of the good Hotels at those places while in
attendance upon the Fair.
14th. The citizens of Allunta have pvovided
f Amfnanl,!. .v, i 11......
WMI.Ui "" ?' "< 11 I
and others engaged in the laborious bunmaaw of
the Ifur.
15th. The Secretary is directed to publish
these regulations in the Cultivator, and to procure
as far as practicable their publication in the j
weekly papers of this and the adjoining States.
By order of the Committee of Arrangements.
DAVID W. LEWIS,
Sec'y Southern Central Agricultural Association.
Sparta, 25th June, 1850.
M AT HE VV KS & ROPER,
ractors and Commission Merchants, forCotton,
Rice, Bagging small country Produce, Vanderhorst's
WharU Charleston. S. C
FERDINAND MOULTON,
ATTORNE* AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Will practice m the several courts in the District,
und attend to the prosecution of claims
lurninst the Government.
Office corner of E and 7th rftreets, opposite thr
General Post Office.
2aw,tf
FOR THE SPRINGS.
LADIES retiringto the springs or country, will j
find at PARKER'S, just opening, a fresh j
supply of Toilette Articles, such as very superior '
BA V ltUM, COLOGNE, in bottles and on draught,!
EAU LUSTRAL, OX MARROW, DENTIPRICE,
Ac.. COMB, HAIR, TOOTH.andNAIL
BRUSHES, at
PARKER 8
F'incy Comb and Perfumery S.ort,
auj. 8. I'tnn. A*. ntar National fiotsl^ i
PROSPECT 175 J
or i
" THE SOUTHERN PRESS."
An aaaociatiou of sixty-three Members of Congress,
Senators and Representatives, have constituted the
undersigned a Committee tc superintend the establishment
of a Southern Pleas at Washington City. 1
to be dev?ted to the exposition and delence of Southern
Kip ht? and institutions?the dissemination of
correct information as to Northers Policy, and the
course of Political adairs generally, without reference
to Use old party lilies of Whig and Democrat. Ar- t
rangpmeuts are now in progress, promptly to ensure I
the issue of such a paper under the title of
"THE SOUTHERN PRESS," J
for ther,,nduct of which, suitable Editors have been
engaged, .who will also receive the aid of a number '
ot eminent and un i able contributors. I
I here will be a daily, a tri-weekly, and a weekly i
I issue?the latter to contain substant ally, the same i
matter as (he former, and intended to reach those I
points of the country whose mail facilities arc limited, i
The paper will not be exclusively political?but 1
| w ill embrace on its broad sheet the General News of I
the day, Domestic and Foreign, by mail and tele- I
graph j Commercial and Agricultural Int. llig. n e,
Literary Criticisms, Original Essays* Literary and
Miscellaneous*, anil, in short, all those items of I
general interest, the collected aggregate of which I
constitutes the interesting and valuable Newspa
per. Great care will be taken to give full and cor- |
rect Reports of the Proceedings and Debates in both i
Houses of Congress, as well as the action of the <
local Legislatures on the Southern question.
A limited number only of Adve tisements will be
eeeived?the main object being to furnish a large
amount of reading matter.
The pap< r will be printed on a sheet equal in size
to those of the other Washiugton papers, and the material
will be procured especially Tor the purpose.
It is confidently hoped that every true friend to the
South will aid in procuring subscribers, and forward
tho names, with the amount subscribed, to some
Southern Representative at Washington, forthwith.
Postmasters are authorised by law to remit subscriptions
irec of postage
Terms.
if? n.n.?it. nrl.i, will h? uer annum. - 1110.00
| r ui ? , r , ?
Kor Tii-wecUly during the Session oi Congress,
and Semi-weekly during tho recess, - 5 CHJ
W eeUI" paper, ---....-...200
The price ol subscription must be paid invariably
in cdvanee, and the cash accompanying the name
sent.
All persons procuring ten names shall be entitled to
receive a copy gratia lor one year.
A. P. BUTI..I3R,
JACKSON MORTON,
" It. TOOMBS,*
J. THOMPSON.
WILLIAM AND MAKY COLLEGE.
rPHE next annual session of thin Institution will
^ commence on the 2d Wednesday in October.
FACULTY.
The Right Rev. John Johns, D. D., Presideut
and Professor of Moral Philosophy.
Judge Beverly Tucker, Professor of Municipal
and Constitutional Law.
Benjamin S. Ewell, Professor of Mathematics
and Astronomy.
Morgan J. Smead, Ph. D. Professor of Humanity.
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rot te a I the rooms ol the National ins'ltute, in the
Patent Office,on Thursday evening, the 13th iruUnt,
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explanation of tire appointment and duties of the
committee:
State Department,
Washington, May 17,1850.
To the President of the National Institute
for the Promotion qf Science.
Sir: 1 have the honor herewith to transmit copies
ol a correspondence which has taken place between
the Minister Plea poteutiary of her Majesty
the Queen of Great Britain and this Department relative
to the proposed Industrial Exhibition to be held
iu Condon in the year 1851.
From the circular of the Hovol Commissioners of
Great Britain, hereto annoxed, it w ill be observed that
all objects intended to be introduced from foreign
countries and entered for that exhibition are required
to have been lirst submitted to and approved by a central
authority or commission of the country from
which they shall be birought, and tint no other will
be recognized as a central author it i/ except such as
shall have been so cei tilled by the Government of the
country in which it exists.
That American industry anil arts may he enabled to
appear in the place allotted to them, ft will be indispensable
that a recognized central authority should be
constituted ; and 1 urn under the impression that the
National Institute, having been regularly incorporated
by act 01 Congress, and being habitual y engaged 111
mailers pertaining to the arts and sciences, is the
proper huily fo? taking the initiative in constituting
such a central authority.
I therefore heg leave to submit to itr consideration
the interesting and important subject which has been
brought to the attention of this I'epurunent by the
distinguislied Envoy of her Majesty's Government,
and to request such action or suggestions as nny seem
necessary in order that the natur.il prod net 101 is, the
ingenuity, industry, and arts of the United States
nay be fully and suitably represented on the interesting
occasion herein referred to.
I have the lienor to he, veiy respectfully, yours,
JOHN M CLAY'l ON.
This cominunication was laid before the National
Institute, and by it referred to a se'eel committee,
which brought forward the following report:
"teport pf tlu Committee qf the National Institute:
The S| ei ial committee, to which was referred
(he communication front the Uo >. John M. Clayton,
Secretary of Slate, rela'ive to the f rmation
of 0 central aulli rity for trammiliing articles to
th? Industrial Exhibition to.be held in Loudon in
1851, offers the following report:
The eoni'iiitbc: impressed wi h fhe importance
of (he subject commended <o the Institute, have
given to it their earnest and c 'refill attention.
The resour-es, the ingenuity, the indu-try, and
art- of the United S'ates arc conceived to merit
he hest vddfuvore to piocurc for them the nppufuiiitt'sot
beit g adequately leprtgentcd in the
irreat Industrial Exhibition at London.
Agtrrceebly to the programme adopted hy the Roy:?1
Com initio it, no articles are to he received from
Foreign Kxlubi ors except those tvldch uli.tll have
been approved lit a central authority, recognized as
such by the Government of the country from which
they aie Wilt.
This institute being the only Society lor the Pro
ntion of Science and the Arid, directly incorporated
5 the Government, the Secretary of Slate ha* deemit
the appropriate bodv to take action or make suggest
*on? relative to the fulfilment of the wishes of the
Royal Commissioner*, hy the establishment of such a
central authority as the case seems to require.
To this voluntary proposal on the part of the Secretary
of State, the committee consider the National
Institute in duty bound to respond.
In accordance with this view, the committee respectfully
recommend the following resolution :
1. Resolved That the'in?titute will take action
on the subject submitted to it by the Department of
State.
2. Resolved, That the Institute do now proceed
to constitute a committee suitable to be recognised by
the Government as a central body to hold correspond-,
ence with the Bri<i*li Commissioners, and to Secure
the reception of American ptoductLns at the proposed
Industrial Exhibition in London.
PfJTEH FORCE, 1
JOSEPH HENRY,
WALTER H JOHNSON, J. Committee.
J. J. GRKKNOUUII, |
CHAKL.ES WILKES, J
National Institute,
Washington, May 27. 1850.
Sir : I have the honor to make known to the Department
of State the action which this Institute has
taken on the subject of your communication of the
17th instant. That action is comprised in the following
resolutions, unaninv usly adopted after full dis
uu^mon hi i in iiit'ciiii^ iivin tins evening.
"Resolved, Thai the In titutc will take action on
the subject submitted to it by the Department ol
State.
"Resolved That the Institute do now proceed to
constitute a committee suitable to be recognised by
the Government to hold correspondence with the
British Commissioners, and to secure the reception of
Americsn productions at the proposed Industrial Exhibition
in London.
"Resolved, That a committee of not less than nineteen
be appointed to constitute a Central Committee
on the Industrial Exhibition, and to correspond with
societies and local committees throughout the United
States.
"Resolved That the President of this Institute be
a member of the Central Committee.
"Resolved, That the Corresponding Secretary communicate
fa) the Secretary of Stale a copy of the fore- 1
going resolutions, together with the names of the
Central Comm ttee,"
The following are the names of the members ol
the Cen'ral Committee appointed in accordance with 1
the foregoing resolutions :
Hon. Millard Fillmore, Vice President of the United
States, and cr officii) Chancellor of the Regents of
the Smithsonian Institution.
Col. Peter Force, President of the National Insti- ,
t.Ute, ,
Hon James A Pearce, U S. Senate, member of the
Board of Regents at the Smithsonian Institution. ,
Hon. Levi iv'uouluirv, M. N I., Associate Justice of i
the Supreme Court of the United States.
Commodore Lewis Warrington, U S. N., M.N. I.,
Chief of tiie Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography.
Prof Joseph Henry, Vice President of the N. I., Sec- ,
retary of the Smithsonian Imtitu'e,
Prof. Walter K Johnson, CoriespoudJng Secretary of '
the National Insti'ute. '
Prof. Alexander 1). Baehe, M N- I., member of the
Bo^rJ of fiegents of the Smithsonian Institute, and
Superintendent of the Coast Survey.
Commander Charles Wilkes, U S N., M. N. I., late
Ci>inmander S. S. Exploring Expedition.
Hon. William W. Seaton, M. N .1., Mayor of Washington.
Hon. Jefferson Davis, U S Senate, member of the r
Board of Uegents of the Smithsonian Institute.
Lieut. Matthew F. Maury, U.S. N , Vice Fresident
of the National Institute, and Superintendent of the .
National Obsservatory.
1. James Grreiiough, Esq , M. N. I.
Charles F. Stansburv, Esq., Recording Secretary of
the National Institute.
Col J. J A belt, M. N. I., Chief of tho Topographical
Bureau. ,
lien. Joseph G- Tottcn, Vice President N. I , Chief (
Engineer. U S. Armv.
Phoma? Rw'?ank. Esq . Commissioner of Paten's
IViltiam Easily, E-q., Treasurer National Institute. 1
Leonard 1), (jisle, M. D., M. N. 1., Examiner of f
Patents.
loseph C. O. Kennedy, Esq., M. N. I., Superintcn- T
dent of Census.
;ra C. Seaman. Esq., M. Nil. "
I have the honor to be n
Verv respectfully, your oh't servt,
WALTKu K. JOHNSON,
Cor. Secretary of the N itional Institute.
Hon. John M. Cla ytov, Secretary of State. 1
dl flittmknt op state,
Washington, June 8. 1850. a
Sir : I hare duly received your letter of the 27th -A
iltimo, communicating to tli ? Department the pro y
ecdings of the National Institute .-n the subject of my
ote of the 17th of the same month. Those proceed- 81
rigs appear to me to be perfectly satisfactory ; and I c<
lave accordingly transrtnttcd them to the British Mm- w
iter in this city, with the communication, a copy ot
rhich is enclosed for your int rmation.
I am, sir, respectfully, your ob't servt,
JOHN M.CLAYTON. ~
Walter N. Johnson , EsqCorresponding T
Secretary of the Nation. 1 Institute.
Dkpartmpnt or .State, *
Wmthington, Jimr. I, 1850. *?
Sir ; I hare the honor to transmit to you herewith
copy of the correspondence which has parsed beveen
this Department and the National Institute for
ib Promotion of Science, respecting the organisation T
r a committee to constitute the central authority refic
Aired by the regulations of the Koyal Commission <m C
II III?II -
I
'.V . i i I |'I"?
rh? proposed laduitml Exhibition, to corr?*poud with
htm in London, and with tocteUe*, local committsaa,
md individuals in this country, and to sanctum lha j
forwarding of article* applicable to the exhibition. '
I need hardly >*y to you, sir, thai the proceedings
of tire National Institute, as set lorth in this correspuodanoo,
meet thespproha'ionoi the UcpaiUnent, w inch
has full confidence in the committee named by that I
Institute.
1 avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you
the assurance of my high and distinguished c<>?
side ration. JOHN M.CLAYTON.
ltight Honorable Sir H. L. bct-w utt, b.e.
Extract from the Circular qf the Royal Commieturner*.
" The Commissioner* liuve felt that it would be |
desirable, ab far us possible, to prevent any per- 1
bone from eending hither articles which cannot be j
admitted, rather than to reject the articles after 1
lb sir arrival in London. They feel also that fit* I
delicate and responsible task of deciding on the j
admission or rejection of articles destined for t xhtbition
by foreign contributors ought not to be imposed
upon any F'iglish tribunal, but should be j
referred to one jiving the confidence of the exhibitor*
their*., ves, ana standing entirely free from ]
posatbk iiputatione of national partiaity. They j
accr ?ng!y propose to admit to exhibition sn-.h
foreign articles only as may be forwarded to litem ]
by the Central Authority (whatever maybe its \
nature') in each country." They will communicate 2
to sucn Central Authority the amount of space '
which can be allowed to the productions of the j
countiy for which it acts, and will also state the ;i
conditions uud limitations which may from time i
to time be decided on with respect to the udtuisston |
of articles. All articles forwurded by sueh Cen-1
tral Authority will then be admitted, provided fhey j
do not require a greater aggregate una.uut ofi
s[wce than that assigned to the productions of the
country fVom A'hicn they come; and, provided,}
also, mat tney oo not violate Me conditions and
limilutions ot which due notice shall have been
giveu. It will rest with the Central Authority in
each country to decide upon the merits ot the
several articles presented t'or exhibition, and to
take care that those which are sent are such as
fairly represent the industry of their fellow-countrymen.
" Her Mnjeaty's - Commissioners will consider
that to be the Central Authority in each case which
it staled to be so by the Government of its country.
Having once been put in communication with ai
Central Authority in any country, they must decline,
absolutely and entirely, any communication
with private and unauthorized individuals ; and,,
should any such be addressed to them, thoy can
only refer to u ceulrul body. This decision is
essentially necessary, in order to prevent con-5
flision.
" No articles of foreign manufacture, to whom-I
soever they may belong, or wheresoever they muy
be, can be admitted (or exhibition unless they
come with the sanction of the Central Authority
of the country of which they are the produce.))
The Commissioners do not insist upon such urti-|
cles being in all cases actually forwarded by the
Central Authority, though they consider thui this
would generally be the most satisfactory arrangement
; but it is indispensable that the sanction ot
such authority should in all cases be expressly
given, and tlml it be held responsible for the tunes.s
of such articles for exhibition, and for not!
authorizing the exhibition of a greater quantity
than can be accommodated in tiie space assigned
to the productions of the country in question.",
A fulI discussion was then hud of the subject
thus laid before the commune, and, on motion of
the Hon, W. W. Seaton, it was?
Resolved, That the Committee of five first charges
with this subject by the Institute (substituting
Mr. Kennedy for Mr. Greenouirh. who is i
be tin Executive Committee to take all necessary
steps to carry out the views of the general com
mittee. MMan* '-k.v v< ov;
The following gentlemen constitute the Execi
tive Committee : Col. i eter Force, Prof. Wultei
R. Johnson, Prof. Joseph Henry, J. C. G. Ken
nedy, Esq., Capt. Chnrlea Wilkes.
On motion?
Resolved, That the Secretary be requested tfj
prepare tlie proceedings of this meeting for pub
iication.
And the Committee adjourned.
CHARLES F. STANSBURY.
Secretary of the Meeting.
N. B.?Associations, committees, or individual;
desirous tc. make propositions or to receive in lor
matioir", arc requested to address their commttniCu
tions to J. C. G. Kennedy, Esq.
THE THIRD ANNUAL VOLUME
OF THE
SOUTHERN I.UHtARY GAZETTE.
Was commenced on Saturday, the 4th of May
1850, under its original name?instead of Richards
Weekly Gazetle?as more significant ol its peculia
character, it being the only weekly organ or Litera
ture in the entire South! It is
Greatly Enlarged and Improved,
Containing weekly Thirty-two Columns o
matter. It is, moreover, in an
Entirely New Dress
"from head to foot," and upon beautiftif wmt j
paper, so that, in mechanical excellence, it is no
surpassed by any paper whatever in the Unitet
Stutes! It continues under the same Ed i tori a
direction as heretofore, and no pains or expens
will be spared to moke it
i Choice Family New simper,
"as cheap as the cheapest, and as good as th<
beet!" Utterly discarding the notion that i
Southern journal cannot compete with the North
ern weeklies, in cheapness and interest,
Tlu Southern Literary Gazette
rivals the best of them in all the chaiTCteristics o
a truly valuable fireside Journal. Its aim is th*
diffusion of cultivated and refined taste through^'.'!
the community?and it embraces in its ampl
folds ever species of intelligence that can tend H
this result.
Original Contributions,
from many of the ablest writers in the South
chiefly occupy its columns, but not to the exclu)
sion of choice miscellany, selected fronrtbe bes i
American and European sources.
The tone of the "Gazette" is independent '
criticism and in the discussion of every legitimai >
topic, but it is atrictlv
Mutral in Politics and Religion !
Its columns are occasionally entbe'lished with
Southern Portraits and to^dwapts,
engraved expressly for the we'l', and ncconipa
rued by biographical and 'op graphical sketches
lis General Information
is copious, but ctuetully condensed from th
leading journals of all parts of the world.
Notwithstanding the great increase in the sizi
ind atiractiona of the paper, it is still published a
Two Dollars Per Jinnum, in Advance ! '
it will be furnished to persons becoming respon
iible for the whole number of copies, and having
hem sent to oite address, on the following terms
Three copies, $?5
Five copies, 8
Ten copies, 15 '
Fifteen copies, sill
Twenty copies, 515 ?
Fifty conies, * 60 ,
1x3s* All orders must be accompanied with th*
noney, and addressed, post pat, to t
WALKER & RICHARDS f
Charleston. S. C
I
WORTHINGTON G. SNETHEK, J
formerly Solicitor of the General Land Office.
Attorney anp Cccnsf.li.or at Law,
Continues to practice in the Supreme Court ohe
United States, in the Courts of the District oj
Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, to prosecut^j
laimsof all kinds against the Unitefl States, eiL
Iter before Congress or any of the Executive L'cr
|nUvuir ivners naieni tor invent
ions. Business confided to his care, will L "
rnmptly attended to.
N. B. Particular attention paid to the prosecui
ion of claims before the Brazilian Commission
o\v sitting in Washington
Waruinoton C'itv. I). C. July 11. 1S50!! I
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