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llie Whole on tke state of the Onion, ?nd resumed
the consideration of the bill making appropriation for
the , in hi ol" pensions during the year IH4I Mr
Clifford, of Maine, waa again called to the chair ol
Mr SMITH, of Indiana, who waa entitled to the
floor, addressed the cmninitloe until a few minutes be
fore 15} o'clock, sjwciflcally in opposition to the amend
ment of Mr. Waddy Thompson aa it now stood,and
generally upon the Florida war, Ac. and concluded (or
wait understood U) ha*e concluded) hia remark* by
ottering the following aa an amendment to the amend
?? I'rovid.d, That the money hereby appropriated
?hall be charged aud conaiilered aa advanced payment
on the part of the United State* to the Seminolet
under llie provisions of the treaty held at Payne's
Landing on the 9th ot May, IM39.'
Mr BR1GGS waa underatood to say that the gen
tleman from Indiana, (Mr. Smith,) had charged upon
the gentle-nan from South Carolina, (Mr. Thompson)
thin effoit to put an end to the Floiida war, when he
knew that that gentleman only communicated to thin
House an offer communicated to him by the Secretary
of War. The propoaition came from the Secretary ol
War. The gentleman from Indiana, in hia military
ardor, attempted to rally hia party here to vote against
ihia propoaition. He (Mr B.) waa pleaaed that it had
been made; it waa the only pro|ioaition which had
been offered for the laat five yeara that had been satis
factory to him. He had voted milliona upon milliona
to carry on this war?he had alwaya voted for the ap
propriationa which had been asked for it; and now,
when the Secretary of War told ua that the command
ing general had pursued a coutae which met hia ap
probation, and wnich would enable the war to lie ter
minal at a amall expenae, what did we heart A
iniaerable appeal to party to vote against it. The Se
cretary had told ua that motivea of humanity and jus
tice alike called for thia appropriation, and ho (Mr. B.)
waa prepared now to vote upon those motives, to put
an end to the war and to the acenea of horror which
had ao long been witneaaed in that aection of our
country. The commanding officer had made certain
promises to induce the Indiana to come in. And
would not Congreaa carry out thoae nromUe. 1
The hour of twelve having arrived, fat which timo
the debate waa toceaae,) Mr. B. concluded by sending
to the Clerk's table a letter from W K. Armistead,
Brigadier General, commanding army in Florida, of
dale of 20th ult ?giving favorable prospects of the
termination ofthe w*r?werefunda appropriated for the
removal of the Indiana?150 of whom had now come
in whom, with aoineothera, he intended to ahip on the
ir>th inat. to Arkanaaa.
Mr. GRAHAM aent to the tabic and had read the
following, which he would move a* an amendment,
after the question on Mr. Smith's amendment had been
"And be it further er\actedt That no rifles or arms
of any kind ahull be delivered to auch Indiana, until
they reach the Weatern bank of the Mississippi river."
Mr. THOMPSON accented thia propoaition aa a
modification of hia amendment, and modified hia
Thequeation recurred on Mr. Smith's amendment,
and being put, it waa negatived. >
The question then recurred on Mr. Thompson a
amendment as modifiod at the suggestion of Mr. Gra
ham, and being put it pasaed in the affirmative.
Amendments were offered by Messrs Crabb and
Cavk Johnson and rejected by the Chairman as not
The committee then rose, and reported the bill with
the ainendmenta adopted.
The resolution recurred on concurring in the amend
ments ; when ,
Mr. WARREN, of Georgia, rose and addressed
the House at some length in relation to the amend
ments connected with the Florida war.
Mr. W. said he would not have said any thing on
this subject had it not been for the extraordinaiy cha
racter of some ofthe remarks which had been made in
the course of the discussion on the amendment of the
gentleman from South Carolina, (Mr. I hompson.V?
The cause of justice and humanity required that the
amendment should be adopted, and that the bill should
pass. The causes of this war had been the subject
of much discussion. It was not necessary for him to
enter on that wide field. The subject of slaver* or
negro-stealing was alleged as one of the causes ofthe
W The SPEAKER here interrupted Mr. W. saying
that it was not in order to enter on that course ot re
mark. , .
Mr. WARREN said he had no disposition to trans
gress the rules of the House; and that as he was niU
permitted now to go into a reply to remarks which
had been made,he would reserve that right to himself
until some future period when the House might be in
committee, and where a moie latitudinous discussion
might be tllowed.
Mr. W. then proceeded to make a few general re
marka on the amendment and the questions involved
in it?urging earnestly the adoption of it, and, in con
clusion, saidthat as he had made no remarks which
could call for a rejoinder, he would move the previoua
But, at the request of several gentlemen, Mr. W.
withdrew the call.
Mr. JAMESON renewed it,
And the question being put, there was a second.
And the question recurred on the amendment of
Mr. Thompson, as modified at the suggestion of Mr.
Graham. It is as follows:
And be it further enacted, That $100,000 be, and
the Hame is hereby, appropriated, to be expended un
der the direction of the Secretary of War, for the re
inoval, subsistence, and benefit ot such ofthe . enu
nole chiefs and warriors as may surrender for emigra
U?And be it farther enacted, That no rifles or arms of
any kind shall be delivered to said Indians until they
reach the western bank of the Mississippi river.
The question to agree to this amendment was taken
by yeas and nays, and resulted as follows * eas 1 .?*
"a^Thc bill was then ordered to a third reading, and,
being engrossed, it was forthwith read the third time
And the previous question was ordered, on motion
of Mr. JAMESON.
And the question on its passage was then put, anu
passed in the affirmative.
So the bill was passed, and sent to the Senate for
concurrence. , ,
Mr JONES then moved to suspend the rules so as
togointo Committee of the Whole on the state ofthe
Union, and take up the general appropriation bill for
the serviceof the year 1841.
Mr CAVE JOHNSON suggeeted that the busi
ness on the Speaker's table hadlietter be first dispo
The question was then put on Mr. Jones's motion,
OENERAL APPROPRIATION BII.L.
The House then resolved itself into Committee of
the Whole oil the slate of the Union, and proceeded
to the considerati n of the bill making appropriations
for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government
for the year 1H4I. Mr. Beli., of Tennessee, was
called to the chair of the Committee. ,
Mr. CRABB made an inquiry of the Chairman ot
the Committee of Ways and Means, in relation to the
following items of appropriation
"For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other contin
gent exjienae* of the House of Representatives, S*V
"?Another item of the Bill was, 835,000, for the Sen
ate, for the same purposes. Mr. C. inquired whether
lnorejappropriations were requisite for the Senate, tha
1,1 Mr ?JONES replied, that partial appropriations in
both cases had been made, and this was now, the bal
ance estimated necessary.
Mr. LINCOLN called on Mr. Jonf.s for estimates,
if he hail any, for the above mentioned items.
Mr JONES replied that he had no estimate. I>e
yond those which had been furnished by the Clerk ol
' '.mV sT ANLY was understood to inquire whether
the stationery for which money was now to be appro
nriated had been purchased. -,r,r
Mr. ANDERSON called for the estimates r? fer
" Mr JONES sent to the Clerk's table a statement
from the Clerk, containing lhr ,^'in iLTl ^r t'hc m r
amongst which was the item of $10,000 tor tin pur
chase of stationery for the next Congress.
Mr LINCOLN then moved to reduce the above
sum of 325,000 to SI5,000-i.e. striking out the $10,
000 for stationery for the next Congress.
Mr. LINCOLN,after stating that the House would
bear him witness that he had not yielded to that sense
less cry of economy which denied such just appropria
tions as might be required to cariy on the various
branches of the public business, proceeded to com
ment upon the abuses which had crept into thisi sys
tem of contingent expenditure.. He believed that aU
those abuse, which had crept into the administration
of the public trusts of the country hod their source in
abuses under the head of contingencies.
A Her specifying two or three instances, iVlr l.. ? *?
pressed the belief that it was time to inquire whether
I, was necessary to expend $150,000 a year for con
lingent expenses over and above pay and
The House had no control over these expen.bture. ot
lis contingent fund. The Committee ol Accounts
had no control over them; the bills were pakl and re
ceipted before they were laid before the committee, and
when it was too late to do any thing in regard to them.
Hence it followed that whenever the Clerk ot tin
House, without control or attountaMltty, u? At to ap
ply the funds, the House had nothing toilo but to rati
fy and sanction liia acts. Thereought, in Mr.L.'s opi
nion, to be some committee appointed which should
have charge of these mattcis before the ex|?iidiluii'?
Mr. JOHNSTON, of New York, ajlr. -mhI the
committee at much length on the itil'jiTl of the ultuan
which had crept into thia branch of the public exuemli
Mr. PROF PIT stated that, on a calculation made
by him, he found that the stationery bill for thia see
?""n alone wm about $*25,000, which waa at the rale
of #103 for every member of the House. He waa sa
liaficd that $~2?> would pay the atationary bill of every
gentleman thia year, nnd he hoped that some member,
letter skilled in theae thinga, would make an eatimate
and aubmit it to the action of the committee.
Mr. UNDERWOOD said that aomc yeara ago he
waa on a committee appointed to inveatigate thia very
subject; and, after a minute examination, the commit
tee had come to the conclusion that there waa but one
remedy, and that waa to puraue the courae suggested
''Y 1'he gentleman from Indiana, (Mr. Prollit.) He
(Mr. IT.) had intended to suggest to the committee a
proposition that "in lieu of stationery and newspapers,
each member of Congreaa shall be allowed $? annu
ally." The committee could fill up the blank with
any aum that might be computed to be proper. Thia
waa the only remedy. The same complaint# had been
made year oiler year, and would continue to be inaile
until the end of time unless tome audi plan aa thia
Mr. JONES, ot Va., gave to the committee auch In
formation uk had been in poaaeaaion of the Committee
of Waya and Meana in regaid to theae eatiiuatea, and
staled that the eatimatea oft he Clerk had been reduced,
in the committee, $25,000 Mow the amount contain
ed in thoae which had been read at the Clerk'a table.
The committee had auppoaed that the amount now
aaked for waa about the proper aum, and in that they
had looked with a propel eye to economy?an object
which he waa aa deairoua to promote, when it could
be properly done, aa any other gentleman. Mr. J.
then replied to certain portiona of the argument of Mr.
Johnston, contending that blame, if blame there waa,
should real in the pro|ier quarter, and that it did not
belong where the gentleman had laid it.
Mr. JOHNSON, of Virginia, also replied to narta
of the observationa of Mr. Johnaon, of New York, in
relation to the prices of paper, and the action of the
Committee of Accounts, &c. ; yielding the floor for
occasional explanations to Messrs. JOHNSON, of
New York, LINCOLN, and GR1NNELL.
Mr. QKAHAM moved to amend the amendment
by striking out the whole item of $*25,000, aa the only
way of putting an end to the abuses which were un
doubtedly practised was to withhold the appropriation.
The sum of $100,000 had already been appropriated
for contingent expenses, (by a former bill) and that
Messrs. EVERETT. MORGAN, LEWIS WIL
LIAMS, TILLING HAST, ond BYNUM, made
some remarks in favor of the amendment of Mr.
Graham; and Messrs. FLOYD, EVANS, and MON
ROE, in opposition.
Mr. MOKGAN gave notice that he would at the
proper time offer the following amendment:
" And in the future delivery of stationery of every
description to members of tho House, the postmaster
shall keep an account of the articles delivered to each
member, wilh the prices thereof ; and tho Clerk of the
House shall insert in his annual report of the contin
gent expenses, the aggregate amount of the value of
stationery received by the members respectively :
Mr. LINCOLN here said that his only object in
submitting his motion was to bring the mattei to the
consideration of the House, ond that being done, he
would now accept the amendment of Mr. Graham as a
modification of his own.
And the question being on the amendment as modi
Mr. TILLINGHAST then gave notice of his in
tention, if the amendment failed, to offer the following
" And nothing herein contained shall be construed
to authorize or sanction any contract for stationery or
other articles of 'iierchandise for the use of the ensu
ing Congress by any officer of the present Congress
to an amount exceeding in the whole two thousand
Mr. ADAMS sent to the Clerk's table a letter from
an individual of the name of " Stone," in relation to
theprices of lithography.
The letter (Mr. A. said) was rather collateral to the
question; he had had it in his possession for three
months, but had had no opportunity of presenting it:
and (he was understood to add) he despaired of doing
anv good by presenting it.
The letter was then read.
The question was discussed further by Messrs.
Tillinghost, Everett, Lincoln, and Underwood.
Mr. LINCOLN said that, on subsequent examina
tions he found that his original motion was the proper
one; and he again modified his pro|Kwilion so as to re
I duee the item from $*25,000, to $15,000, (i.e. striking
out all that was applicable to the next session of Con
And the question being token, the amendment, thus
modified, was agreed to.
So the item was reduced from $*25,000 to $15,000.
Mr. CURTIS then moved that the committee rise.
The motion having prevailed, the committee rose,
?ported progress, and obtained ieave to sit again.
Mr. BU RKE laid on the table a resolution propo
sing to revive the select committee of the lost session
' apftointed on the subject of certain contracts made by
the Clerk for stationery, engraving, lithography, &c.
so as to enable the committee to make report of the
proceedings, which they did not do at the lost session.
' The resolution wos read.
Mr. STANLY said he had semething to soy in re
lation to the doings of the committee proposed to be re
' vived, ond which ne should take on opportunity of say
ing when the resolution came up for consideration.
And the House adjourned until to morrow eleven
I o'clock, A. M.
FRinAV, Feb. 13, 1841.
Mr. CLAY, of Alabama, presented the credentials
of his colleague, the Hon. W R. Kino, elected a Se
nator from that State for six years, from the 4th of
Memorials in favor of the passage of a Uniform
l.aw of Bankruptcy, were presented by Messrs.
White, of Indiana, Henderson, of Mississippi, and
Porter, of Michigan.
HE VOLt'TIONAHY PEN9I0NH.
The bill which passed the House making appropria
tions for Revolutionary and other pensions, and for
the pacification of Indians in Florida, wus reported to
the Senate, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
PENSION ACT OP 1838.
The following resolution, submitted by Mr. Pren
tiss on Thursday, was, after a brief discussion, adopt
Itraulrtd, That the act entitled an act granting
half-pay anil (tensions to certain widows, approved July
7, IB3H, ought not to be construed to deprive any wi
dftw of its benefits in consequence of her having mar
ried after the decease of her husband for whose servi
ces she may claim to be allowed a |>ension or annuity
under said act, provided she was a widow at the time
the some was passed ; and that the Committee on Pen
sions be instiuctcd to report a bill to that effect.
TREASURY NOTE BILL.
The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of
the bill authorizing the issue of Treasury notes.
Mr. BENTON demanded the yeas and nays on or
dering the bill to a third reading. He said he was wil
ling that the Government should borrow as much mo
ney as would be required to meet its wants, but he
would always vote, as he had heretofore voted, againat
issuing Treasury notes.
The question was then taken, ond decided as fol- J
YEAS?Messrs. Anderson, Bayard, Buchanan,
Calhoun, Clay, of Alabama, Dixon, Fulton, Graham, |
Hubbard, Kerr, King, Knight, Linn, Lumpkin,
Mouton, Nicholson, Norvell, Porter, Rives, Roane,
Robinson, Sevier, Smith, of Ind., Southard, Tall- j
matlge, Wall, Webster, Williams, Wright, Young?
NAYS?Messrs. Allen, Benton, day, of Ky., j
Clayton, Crittenden, Henderson, Mangum, Preston, |
Smith, of Conn., White?10.
So the bill was read a third lime; and the question
l>eing on its final passage, 0
Mr. CLAY, of Ky., arose and declared his uncom
promising op|N>sition to this mole of supply, for which
he gave his reasons at length.
An interesting and animated discussion followed in
which Messrs. Wright, Clay, ,of Ky , Benton, Cal
houn, Hubbard, Henderson, Dixon, White, and
Smith, of Indiana participated;?after which the bill
was finally passed without amendment ?nd then the
MOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES.
Fmday, February 13, 1841.
Mr. CUSHINO, from the Joint Committee ol both
Hi u? lo notify the President elect of hu election,
made th<> following report:
The Committee >i|i|x>iiiii'it to meet ttie Committee
the Senate might appoint to notify Iti/iium //. nry
Harrlton, of Ohio, ol his flection an President of the
lulled Slates, for lour yeara, commencing on the lih
of March ncit.
/tcport, That they have |>crformed their duty, anJ
that the President elect, in signifying hia acceptance
of the office, aaitl that he received thta manifestation
of the confidence of hia countrymen with nrofound
Katitude, and that he will earneatly devote himaelf to
e dutiea it impoaea, ao aa according to hia beat abili
ty, to promote the honor and welfare of hia country.
Mr. BURKE moved that the rule* be suspended to
receive the resolution, of which he yeaterdiy gave no
tice, to revive the Select Committee appointed laat
aeaaion on the memorial of the clerka, on the aubject
of stationery. The motion failed, two-thirda not vot
ing therefor?Yeaa 67, nay a i'fi.
Mr. JONES, of Virginia, moved that the Houae re
solve itself into a Committee of the Whole Houae on
the etate of the Union for the further conaideration of
Mr. RUSSELL hoped that the Hou?e would pro
ceed to the consideration of private bills,) thia being
the day for that pur|>oae.)
Mr. PECK inquired what would be the order of
buaineaa if they did not go into committee.
The SPEAKER ?aiil the morning hour would be
appropriated to the report* of committeea?and other
private bills would be in order.
The question was then taken by yeaa and nays,
and lost?Yeas 65, nay a 84.
So the House did not go into committee.
The question pending, was on the motion by Mr.
PECK to refer to the Committee of the Whola on
the state of the Union the bill, '? to authorize the Le
gislatures of Arkanaan, Louisiana, and Tennessee to
sell all lands heretofore appropriated for the use ol
schools in those States."
Mr PECK waiving this motion, moved to lay the
bill and amendments on the table, and that they be
Mr. FILLMORE said that if his colleague did not
with to defeat the bill he hoped he would not make thia
The motion was then carried.
TO BE CONTINUED.
' SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1841.
In THOSE THINOS WHICH ake essential let there
BE UNITY IN NON-ESSENTIALS, LIBERTY J AND IN ALL
THE: NEW CABINET.
We hear it currently reported that Gen. Har
rison has made the following appointments:
Mr. Webster, of Mass., Secretary ofState.
Mr. Ewino. of Ohio, Secretary of the Trea
Mr. Bell, of Tenn., Secretary of War.
Mr. Badger, of N. C., Secretary of the Navy.
Mr. Granqer, of N. Y., Postmaster General.
Mr. Chittenden, of Ky., Attorney General.
In his remarks at Baltimore, Gen. Harrison,
we are pleased to see, claimed to be a Democra -
tic Republican in all his sentiments, feelings,
associations, and actions. This is as we ex
pected. We inferred such' to he his character,
from his acts and the tenor of his writings.?
By our brief intercourse with him we have been
confirmed in the justice of the inference. We
consider him, so far as we can judge, one of the
very hest expressions of American Democracy
we have ever had.
Gen. Harrison's household will not be com
pleted until after the opening of the spring,
when Mrs. Harrison, now at North Bend, is ex
pected to join the General. Meantime the do
mestic arrangements of the White House will
be superintended by the family of Mr. Taylor,
the General's son-in-law, who will be his Private
The President of the United States returned
the visit of Gen. Harrison on Thursday. Gen.
H. dines with the President to-day.
We rejoice to observe these courtesies be
tween the heads of the opposing parties. It
looks as if there was a prospect at last of allay
ing the asperities of party feeling.
The Globe complains that Gen. Harrison in
sinuated, in his remarks at Baltimore, that long
possession of great power has a corrupting ten
dency. The complaint is made, because the
Globe infers the General meant that the present
Administration was corrupt! How extremely
sensitive and virtuous has the Globe suddenly
become. Corruption has been charged upon
this Administration in numerous instances, and
what is more, the charges have sometimes been
proven. Look at the levying taxes upon the
salaries of office-holders to pay the expenses of
an election. Look at the millions of money
squandered upon favorites, in the shape of jobs
and contracts. Look at the millions plundered
and run away with by Sub-treasurers. Insinu
ate corruption ! We verily believe it exists in
every branch and department of the Govern
ment, and the task of reform has been legibly
inscribed by the people upon the list of Execu
tive duties. The Globe will hear of something
stronger than an insinuation applied to the ta?k
of reform, however meek and virtuous the old
transgressors may pretend to be. This dread of
removal from office is borne with an ill grace by
those who have themselves so long and so merci
lessly exercised the tenors of proscription.
Mr. Gonon has recently arrived in this city
from New Orleans, where he exhibited his new
system of Telegraphs before the Legislature of
Louisiana, the Chamber of Commerce, and se
veral other distinguished bodies; who have given
him the most flattering recommendations to
Congress. Mr. Gonon has already presented bis
plan to the Senate through the Hon. Senator
Mouton; and the memorial and accompanying
documents have been ordered to be printed. The
subject was referred lor an examination by the
Committee on Commerce, before whom, Mr.
Gonon made a trial of his system with his mo
del, which, we understand, was highly satisfac
tory to the Committee ; and they have decided
upon making a report in his favor, and recom
mending its adoption by the Government. \N e
should be glad if our Legislators could bestow
upon this country the advantages of an enter
prise which would place us upon a level with
France?the only nation that now possesses a
good system of Telegraphs.
Richard W. Barton ha* been nominated by
a Convention of the Republicans of the Frede
rick district, in Virginia, to be their candidate
for Congress at the ensuing election
GOV. CASEY, OP ILLINOIS.
This gentleman ha* just published an ad
dreas to his coiibtitueuis, in consequence uf be
ing inv ited a^ain to become a candidate for Con
gress. VV heth< r he i? to be a candidate for re
election is undetermined. lie, how ever, defines
his position on mine points, very clearly. We
trust his exp etutiun-, in regard t<> < Jen. Harri
son's administration will he realized, and we
shall be very glad to see him lending that ad
ministration his able and efficient support. We
quote from his address, a lew paragraphs ex
pressive ol his views in relation to the Hub
i reasury, Mr. \ an Huren, and Genera! Harri
son, to wit:
I believed then, (fK3f>,) have ever since and still do be
lieve, that this system is fraught with mischief to the
country. It increases Executive patronage, increases
the number of federal officers, increases the public ex
penditures and, in my opinion, at the same time, ren
derH letw ?afe the public monpyi.
Entertaining these views of the Sub-Treasury
scheme, as an honest man, I could do no less than vote
against it. We have had it in partiul operation for
the last tour years, though in the absence of law until
the 4th day of Jul? last. Under its operation the
i rices, oI labor,?of the productions of labor,?of pro
duce of every kind,?of all kinds of property, -of ev
ery thing, except the salaries of office holders, *a?
been reduced ncaily one-half; and 1 venture to pre
dict, that under its ftill and complete ois-ration, the
times will go Irom bad to worse, so long as it shall con
tinue. 1 regret it- for while the price of lalnir, of
produce, and property of every kind is reduced, taxes
e"10r',TU"1^ '"creased, and in effect the salary of
office-holders is doubled, by which state of things, the
rich are to be made richer, and the |xjur poorer, thus
creating distinctions in society, which eveiy lover of
Ills country, and of her institutions, must deprecate.-?
It is a principle to which I am utterly opposed. .
Mil. VAN buren and gen. Harrison.
The first vote which I ever gave for President of the
United States was cast for James Monroe, I voted
three limes for Gen. Jackson, and once for Mr. Van
I frankly confess, however, that many of Mr. Van
Buren'* measures have not met my approbation.
At an early period of his Administration, I strong
ly remonstrated against those measures, and expostu
lated with his most prominent and active iwlitical
friends in both Houses of Congress, urging them to
desist from pursuing, what I consi.lered to be, a ruin
ous and destructive policy.
I then predicted the present paralyzed, prostrate and
ruined condition ofthecountry, unless those measures
were at once abandoned. They were, however per
sisted in; and what 1 then predicted, is now historical
I further |iredicted, that without an immediate
change of measures, the Administration party itself
woultl become a minority in the Nation; and, in this
also, 1 have not been deceived.
So thorough were my convictions of the injurious
policy of the present Administration, that 1 could not
and did not, vote for the re-election of Mr. Van Bu
The People ol the United States have, within the
last year, in the manner prescribed by their own laws
and in unusual tranquility, selected Gen. Harrison as
their Chief Executive Magistrate. However tliev
may have differed concerning the questions which have
been presented them, all will agree that the [>eace and
good order which have marked the contest, from its
beginning to its final result, furnish ample proof that
they may be safely permitted to discuss every measure
that concerns their welfare; and that neither force nor
fraud is necessary to secure submission to the laws
where power is limited, reason enlightened, and suf
So much for the past: a word as to the future. I
hope that the new Administration will pursue a milicy
that will greatly improve the condition of the country.
Gen. Harrison will enter U|ionthe duties of his high
office under favorable auspices. The public good re
quires, and the public mind calls, for re|x>se. If He
shall so shape his policy as to preserve peace, (not,
however, at tne expense of our national honor or our
national rights,) maintain the integrity of our territory;
conduct our foreign relations with firmness and fair
ness ; end our contests with the Indians; regain their
confidence, and protect them against cupidity and
fraud ; confine the action of the Executive to constitu
tional bounds; abstain from interference with elec
tions, and from proscription for an honest difference in
political opinion ; defer to the wisdom of Congress,
and submit to the will of the People ; observe equal
and exact justice to all men, and classes of men ;
conduct public affairs with steadiness,'that enterprise
may not be disa|ipointed; with economy, that labor
may not lie deprived of its reward, hold the Executive
agonts to a strict accountability for the manner in
which they discharge their duties, that our Republi
can institutions may suffer no reproach ; -in fine, if he
shall prore himsc(f to he the President of the t'nited
S'aUs and not of a party; if his Administration
shall foster and support the interests of the country
the whole country, and nothing but the country I as
an humble individual, will give him and his Adminis
tration my hearty and cordial support.
BEARERS OP ELECTORAL VOTES.
The following is a list of the bearers to this city of
the electoral votes of the several States :
New Hampshire?James Hoyt.
Rhode Irland?Usher Parsons.
Connecticut?Charles B. Lines.
New York?H. M. Romeyn.
New Jersey?Abraham Godwin.
Delaware?L. A. Houston.
Maryland?J. II. Nicholson.
North Carolina?Dennis Hart.
South Carolina ?L. J. Nottie.
Georgia?M. M. Dye.
Tennessee?Allen A. Hall.
Ohio?R. C. Langdon.
Indiana?Marston S. Clark.
Missouri?T. H. Martin.
Arkansas?S. L. Rutherford..
Michigan?Thomas P. Drake.
REMOVALS FROM OFFICE.
With the following views of the Boston Atlas we
fully concur :
We do not intend to mince matters, in expressing
our views of removals from office. Those who have
fought this great batlle, have been brought too often
into collision with the liveried minions of power, not
to feel strongly on this subject. The arrogance' and
insults which have l>een endured from the Praetorian
bands of the Government, in tbe streets and at the
hustings, when they should have been attending to
their official duties, cannot 1m- speedily forgotten. The
insolence of power and place, the arbitrary and de
grading means which have been adopted to intimidate
and suppress the political action of the people, cannot
lie overlooked by those who took sufficient interest in
the struggle to come within the pale of its influence.
How long is it since Bancroft lectured and Thomas
hissed f I low long is it since the sans culottes of the
sections were marshalled, with Custom House officers
at the head, and shotted ruffians at the tail, to parade
through the streets, attacking Whig Head Uuartcrs,
and bristling in hostile array to overawe and breathe
defiance to the people 1 Are the Janissaries of Van
Buren to retain possession of all the fortifications of
political patronage 1 When the Herculean club of
patriotism has disabled the serpent, shall we not be
permitted to draw out its fangs 1 The nation will not
be satisfied, neither can tho party l>e sustained, unless
the demagogues which now dishonor the Public Em
ployment, are taught a lesson, which shall operate on
their successors in all future time, that the people, and
not the office-holdere, shall rule.
We do not wish to confoutd the innocent with the
guilty, by thrusting one man out of office merely to
make room for another, after the proscriptive example
set by the adverse party. But those who have ne
glected t-heir public avocations to become itinerant
electioneered and bullying partisans; who have forgot
ten that they were the servants anil not the rulers of
the |ieople, ought not to ls> jierinitted tocscape from the
appropriate punishment due to their offences. They
knew the chances of the game they were playing?
they chose to risk every thing on the hazard, and hav
ing lost, cannot now l>e allowed to draw their stakes.
General Harrison yesterday visited George
town, being attended thither by a portion of the
Washington Committee of Reception.
Mr. Proton hiring,"according to appoint
ment by the Senate, notified General Harrison
of hia election, reported on Thursday the fol
lowing as the General's reply: ''That he re
ceives thi< manifestation of the confidence of his
countrymen with profound gratitude, and that
he will earneatly devote himself to the discharge
of the dutiea it imposes so as, according to his
I best ability, to promote the uuioii and welfare
j of the country."
John M. McCahty, Esq., has withdrawn his
name from the canvass for Representative to
Congress in the Loudon district. Cuthheht
Powell, Esq., is the only Whig candidate now
before the People of that district.
William Woodbkiuoe has been elected Sena
tor of the United States from the State of Michi
gan, for six years from the 4th day of March
next, to succeed Mr. Nohvell, whose term will
then have expired.
William Woodbridge received 36 votes.
James W. Gordon, '? 26
Jas. L. Conger, " I
Win. H. Welch, '? 1
Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, (present Speaker of the
House of Representatives) his declared himself a can
didate for Congress for the Caroline District, Virginia,
for the ensuing spring elections. He is opposed to a
National Bank, Tariff, Internal Improvements, See.,
and invites ihe support of the "old Republicans."
Kmancipation.?The l^oco Focos complain of a
remark they attribute to Gen. Harrison, viz : "that h(
would emancipate the office-holders.
They also accused him very bitterly and very false
ly of a desire to sell white men into slavery. If he wai
guilty of the latter how can he better atone for it thai
by emancipating those who were thus sold.
Hichmund lianks.?The Compiler of Wednesday
says: Our banks were not called on for a great dea
of H|iecie yesterday, and seemed dis|>oscd to go on with
s]iecie payments. "We should be truly rejoiced if oui
ant icipations are not realized, and that they can go on
to pay s|iecie without onerous restrictions of their ac
commodations to trade. We feel satisfied that they
will do what is best for the community, and therefore
have no great anxiety as to their course.
Petersburg (Fa.) Hanks.? It appears by a para
graph in the Petersburg Intelligencer of Tuesdaj
morning, that thebanksin that place had not suspend
ed at that date?though doubtless they have ere thii
time. Alluding to the suspensions at Philadelphii
the Intelligencer of Tuesday says: What effect thii
suspension will have upon our banks remains to Ik
The Ladies Companion for February, which Iim
been handed us by Mr. Hampton, contains a beauti
ful steel engraving of Burns and his highland Mary,
called "the Regs O'Barley." It is also enriched by
two pages of music, and a variety of poetical and pros*
matter, contributed in part by well known authors.?
Price $3 per annum.
Guide Book. Mr. Robert Mills, of this city, h&i
published a useful little book called "a Guide to th<
National Executive offices and the Capitol, &c. Ii
contains plans of the public buildings, locations o
offices, names of officers, rules and regulations, Sic. Ii
is for sale at the bookstores.
We conclude to-day the able speech of Mr
Evans, of Me., on the finances. There are few
men in Congress 30 capable of treating this sub
ject with understanding and effect as Mr. Evans
|No mail North of Baltimore last evening
Supreme Court of the CI. states
Tuesday, February 9.
No. 28. The United States vs. Samuel W. Dick
son et al. in error to the Circuit Court of the Unitct
States for Mississippi. Mr. Justice Story deliverei
the opinion of this Court, affirming the judgment oi
the said Circuit Court in this cause.
No. 33. The United Stales rs. Gordon D. Boyd el
al. in error to the Circuit Court of the U. S. for Mis
sissippi. Mr. Justice Catron delivered theopinionol
this Court, reversing the judgment of the said Circuit
Court in this caus?, and remanding the same for fur
No. 11. Colin Mitchell et al. rs. the United States,
ap|s'al from the Superior Court for Florida. Mr. Jus
tice Wayne delivered the opinion of this Court, af
firming the decree of the said Superior Court in this
No. 91. Wm. M. Gwin, marshal, &c., rs. James
W. Breedlove, in error to the Circuit Court of the
United States for Mississippi. On the motion of Mr.
Key, this wiit of error was docked and dismissed with
No. 40. Charles Gratiot, plaintiff in error, rs. the
United States. The argument of this cause was con
tinued by Mr. Brent for the plaintiff in error, and by
Mr. Attorney General for the defendant in error.
Adjourned till to-morrow, II o'clock A. M.
Wednesday, February 10, 1841.
No. 22. Henry Brush rs. John H. Ware et al.
Ap|>etil from the Circuit Court of the United States
for Ohio. Mr. Justice McLean delivered the opinion
of this Court, affirming, with costs, the decree of the
said Circuit Court in this cause.
No. 40. Charles Graliot, plaintiff in error, rs. the
United States. The argument of this cause was con
tinued by the Attorney General for the defendant in
Adjourned till to-morrow, 11 o'clock A. M.
Thursday, February 11,1841.
John A. Morrill and T. R. Strong, lisqs. of New
York, were admitted Attorneys and Counsellors of
No. 40. Charles Gratiot, plaintiff in error, rs. the
United States. The argument of this cause was con
tinued by Mr. Attorney General for the defendant in
error, and by Mr. Jones for the plaintifi in error.
Adjourned till to-morrow, II o'clock A. M.
In a (MM'tic lamentation for a young man who died
from the bite of a ratlle snake, the following magnifi
cent stanzas occurred :
" On Spiingfield mountain there did dwell
A likely youth ami known full well?
Lieutenant Carter's only son,
A likely youth nigh twenty one.
He went on to the mountain high?
A rattle snake fie did espy '
Anil all at once he did feel
That p'isen critter bite his heel."
The [>oet continues by describing the peculiar con
duct of fhe victim after he had been bitten. As he
went home he was heard?
" Crying aloud, all as he went,
Oh cruel, cruel sa-ar pent."
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Hon. W L. Goggin, Donald Macleod,
Chits. B. Calvert, Md. Hon. W. P. Mangum,
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Hon. Henry Clay, Charles Gordon,
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