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bUUTIIKRN -MARKSMAN ;;:CLINTON,MISS. TUESDAY' JAXUAIir 1, 1839. . 07" W aro authorised to announco E. S CRAWFORD, of this place, as a can didate fur the ofiice of Probato Clerk of Hinds County. : AMOS R. JOHNSON is a candidate for the office of clerk of tlie circuit court of Hinds county, at the next regular elec tion. ; We are authorised to announce GREEN E. BEAUCIIAMPas a candidate for Clerk of tho Circuit Court of Hinds Countya, t tho next general election. War. B. Dameron, Esq. has been ap pointed agent of the Mississippi Union Bank at the city of Mobile. COPIAH COUNTY ELECTION. Democracy triumphant Whiggerj dead. In Copiah countyGcn. A.G. Brown and'Ir. Ried, both Democratic Republi cans, have been re-elected by handsome majorities . Both of these gentlemen were re elected upon the express grounds tha1 they are Sub Treasury men. The Whigj last summer, while Gen. Brown was nbsen1 to the North, got secret instructions and circulated them to instruct the democratic representatives to vote for resolutions in tho State Legislature this winter, to in struct our Senators and request our repre sentatives in Congress to vote for a Na tional Bank. Such means arc continually resorted to b' a party whose only hope of success is by practiceing the vilest decep tions upon an honest and confiding people But the people have been too long deceiv cd by the whig and now boldly coming to the rescue of those principles for which a Jefferson and a Jackson proclaimed and defended against the federalists of 1703 and 1823, and for which Mr. Van Burcn is pledged to sustain and carry out. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. This Conventirn will convene in the city of Jackson on the 8th inst., to select suitable men to fill the ofiices under the State and Federal government. There has been much speculation about who will be the nominees of the convention to run on the Democratic ticket for Con gress. The Marshall County Republican mentions several gentlemen of ihe party whose claims we presume will be canvass-: cd freely before the convention among whom we find the names of Roger Barton Esq. , Gen. Davis, Chapman Levy, Esq.f alb wo presume, well known in the State for their firmness and consistency in sup port of democratic principles. Mr. Barton we should like to support for Congress or most any ofiice in the gift "of the people. Mr. Levy is a man of fine talents and general information and would be an honor to the State and the great Democratic party at large, but we are not prepared to say that we would prefer eith er of these men to some others in the State Gen. . Davis and Mr. Claiborne we think should hold off and not let their friend' press them forward . We make this re mark becauso we believe that such will be the case in the convention. Gen. Davis we cannot support for many reasons which are too length)' for this arricle ; and Mr. Claiborne we will not support for he accomplished what the whig party never could do, a defeat of the democrats in the congressional election last spring. If Mr Claiborne had at the expiration of the call session v come home and run for a seat in the 25th Congress, he would now have been the favorite of the democratic party and no man in the State would have dared to run against him; but contrary to what every body expected, he claimed his seat for the whole term of the 25th Congress .and thereby brought defeat upon the party that onco loved to do him honor by puting him in the high station of a representative of free and independent State. But this is not all, his equivocations on the Bank question while a candidate to fill the va cancy in the called session of Congress is fresh in our memory and should not Le fur. gotten while we have other mo of in i'c equal talents with. Claiborne and a fitr greater degree of firmness to, support nv.d defend the principles of the'party against the assaults-of talented, ambitious and dis quieted men. MR. ATIIERTONS RESOkUUIONS. Fromthoproce edings of Congress, it ap pears that these resolutions producedconsid erable excitement in the House. Wecoifess that it somewhat asionished us to find sev: f.ral southern members opposed to them. 'Mr. Wise as' usual, was perfectly frantic, and as a representative of the south, he said he was opposed to the resolutions and was not there as a representative upon the abo lllion ques'ion, we wonder what Mr. Wise's constituents will say to this, he- not there to defend the rights and interest of the tct&fr t'jjun Mhe question of abolition.-a couv.. -.o more oeepty interested than that of all otlicis together one that may pro. d;jcc blood shed and civil difcord through out the land; one that is fraught with a deep abiding interest in the bosom of every true southernor who loves the land of his birth, or adoption. Still, Mr. Wise, Wil liams, and others, are not in the Congress of the United States, to stop, frown, and vote down the dark and hellish spirit of abolition, that now stalks through the land with the materials when applied will pro duce an explosion that will separate the north from tho south. No one loves the Union better than we do among the firs1 things taught us, was to love the union of the States. Bat when men who have no common feeling with us the South, attempt to control and interfere with our domestic f might be found out of interest to the Cot institutions, civil and political institutions ton planters, who arc laughing over the which have been guarantied to us by the i little pedling stock that could change their constitution and laws of the land. When Congress so. far forgets the broad princi pies of justice and right, as to sutler laws to pass, abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, or interfering with in any and years are numbered w ith' those before way whatever, then we say let Mason and ; the flood. The swift wine of time bore Dixon's line be run anew and us separate as j jts moments and hours until the last had Abra ham and Lott did of old . The Leg- j come, and then they passed into the cease -islature will soon convene, and we think j less rounds or an.etornity. 'I he old year it would be well to instruct our Senators ! is KO more its earliest harvests and and Representatives in Congress to leave Washington the moment that any Bill shall become a law interfering with slavery in any way, whether directly or indirectly, the question must be met sooner or later, and we think now is the time that the wholcJ south should act as one man en this great and exciting topic. If the southern mem bets will be united upon Mr Atherton" re3 olutions we are safe, for they cover the whole grouad, and are just such resolutions a3 the sonth desired, Mr. Wise to the con trary. The following are the particulars of the duel between McClung and Menifee, giv en us by a person who w as present at the fight. TnK Duel at VicESEtrao . The du el between McClung and Menifee come off on Saturday the 29ih inst, they were to have fought at II o'clock A M. the time specified, and many started across therivcras early as day break, thinking that the tsmo reported was to evade the multitude that would be assembled, nd that the fight would take place at eun riee and boats were continually crossing from" that time until the parties met on the ground for combat. There were as many as 35 skiffs and yawls crossing snd recros sing at one time, until quarter past twelve o'clock M. at which time there were as sembled from sir to seven hundred persons-to witness the scene. Menifee and his party were on the ground before eleven o'clock McClung and his party ariving about 12. Both parties appeared to be very collected, and in fact, in high spirits. The prevailing opinion was that McClung would be killed, as he had practiced but a few days with a rifle; whereas, Menifee is considered a proficient in the use of that weapon. McClung took his station 2 or 3 minutes previous to the arrival cf Menifee on the ground laid.out. On perceiving his opponent (Menifee) dressed in light summer coat buttoned close, he threw off JII3 fcllc 11 uuuavi nun iunit uuuniu D . , , . . i , . i. , -, iuiiiu ii vnv ami j. allium" knife and a Targe pistol from his belt, de j as beinr undcr cxaminati(;n by the Ellgi posited them on the ground, and went j neer, Mr. Petrie, and as the paper said, jt through the preliminaries of the duel in t vas expected the work thereon would be his shirt sleeves, when his coat was re- ! f5)0n commenced, which would bo about , ,, ,. , tJi i , .i ithree hundred miles in extent. I took a placed by his second. At the signal, both nt r ., 0. . Y , , F J . ? ' look at the imp of the State to see how far fired, Mentfes' party having won the word, ; that organ of intelligence had erred, and McClung fired first, Menifee in a second found that the road alluded to scarcely afterwards; McClung' ball passing over i cxceeded one hundred miles in extent, and Menifee's head, and Menifee' ball passing l'iat he w,-, ate.north y south might within an inch of McClung's body, in jve been included in the grounds between range of the abdomen as was discovered j T ?f ? t0 .m'Ief ? uow how v . ,f -r i i it i . . a paper that is so, finely printed, so e.xten- by examination, as Menifee' Lall lodged - i , iu i 1 " , . . i c -A r ir , ! sivelv circulated and as many be teve and in the fence in the rear of McC ung, and ! - , ,;. i , , , J , Y , j. - r .i i- i- L i sav so ably editect.could make such ablun- directly m a range of the line where he i : 4k 'i, rc a. , . , J ni n, b , , . , dei-in the geograpliy of its ow n State, is s'ood. - McClung appeared to be very1. " ti i i i . i .i u i r. t Jr . r i .i amusing, i hey had better take up their much vexed after the first fire, and threw ; Ba,.uaa nA i ,i 1 n .. 11 tt j c. . xr i sacnels and travel over the grounds of bov- hgun(w..ich was a United State lau-jhood in- or not strangers or ger fouror five foci from him, exdaiminff chiWrcil t0 handlc ,hr Upcg -ft m hat he had fired in the air, as il went off surcj ynono else could s'o materially cr'r. before he had taken aim-but for my"elfjBut in charity let us buPIio8o that theW iiiougu .e r.u:. uruug. i u.egun o a uao ; level ; and Menifee and some of his party both parties retired to their respective cabins, and were on the ground in fifteen minutes i after, all prepared, the word given, McClung fired and Menifeo fell and fur one minute, all supposed him dend; the wound being directly above the light eye, w:is supposed by many to have passed through the head ;but it was different, as it was only a scale of the ball, the-ball havingstruck the extra guad that protects the tuhe of Menifees' rifle, broke it off, knocked cfFlhe cap, and broke the hollow part of the hammer that presses on the tube, thereby glancing and striking him as above stated, the ball being split- ' It was the opinion of many, that had, riot tho baU struck the guard it would have passed over Menifees' right shoulder, and would t neara ncuaii as ii w izcq dv inem. ana i :::.. t ii . i it passed as they supposed within 2 or S i nnraf;.n T.,. i.-...: L. inches ot Menifees' head. After this, work 'on nartof thArnnto !!, f,., v, . . ....... 4i wout ten min utes after Menifee fell, he was on his f;et, and expressed a wih to walk to the holt, which his Physician and friend Jackson would not permit. QUERY. What are so many pollers from New York, doing in our country, they are tfbe seen almost every week, at any house either w ith jewelry, or a few -handker chiefs, and sometimes their stock in trade would not on examination, be found to bo worth fifty dollars! just a few things lied up in a handkerchief, can the sale of so poor a stock be their object, or may they not have some other business on hand, and ought they not to pay taxes, give sucurity, &c, as thjlaw directs, perhaps if the law was attended to in this matter something ihiTmour A FRAGMENT. The yecar 1S3S has gone back into the i shoreless ocean of the past its months latcsts fruits have been gathered in. The sighing of wintry winds sung its requiem to the departing year, we now, at mid nights hour, bid farewell to another year. The cares, troubles, and burd.cns that pressed so heavily upon thy pulsating bosom have g"ne into the past, to be num, bered with things that are no more, amid the indistinguishable wrecks of time. The hot tear of grief anguish that ran down thy cheek ceased to flow the dimple from which a thousand-smiles danced in playful sports are dying too away, the joys that caused them all are dead, save the sweet memories that; lingers .still. Then old year thou hast well filled thy destiny, and returned thy records of mortality's frail form to that bourne from which none relutn. The anguished bo som, the devout prayer, the broken heart, the amlfitious'thirst for power, the dream of wealth, spirits broken wrongs forgiven. Carry along these ruins of the departing year, let them rest in the grave of days and years that have none. A new year is come, a gift from the bosom of God a gift ! which must and will determine the facts of millions of the human race, either for weal or fur woe. What mijrhty events sleep in embryo that must determine the fate of nations and individuals? But may be the year 1S39 bring many blessings to all. Bright be the hopes and dreams of this new gift of time, and peaceful the an ticipations which looks forward to the coming future. But what are they; for a while they light up this gloomy pathway and then go down into eternal night such are the hopes of eath. Mourn not, there is a hope that fadeth not away ; a new years day will come that will be eternal, ema nating from tho throne of God. COM MUNIO ATIO N. For the Sonthcrn Marksman. Mr. Editor: Reading the Free Trader a few weeks since, I noticed a piece res- peering tue contemplated Kail Kcad be . ... . . , ,,, turon tin Rliccicinm C.i.r Tt.. ..).): tlemen were thinkinir that a Rail Road of flhrce hundred miles north from the sea welfare of the Stale aught to be the case, and forgive them, hoping that in future as they correct before sending their big sheet to the world, they will blot out such mis takes in future? ar.d net try to. mike folks believe that Mississippi is nine hundred or a thousand miles long. B .tas that paper has been pleased to notice the south and the east of tho State nt all and as properly informed, he may be pleased to diffuse proper informal ic-n through the country of that neglected and promising portion of the State. As a citizen, interested in the welfare f my penp'c, through your columns I w ill siate of this woniirf.il three hun dred mile rail road what I know. ft is true that there is a rail road flnrtrrerl.t'be constructed from the Mi?sifsio;i citv to is. onr,i'.ed to survey and locate it orifrhit he has been some months at work on the route and that ho is of opinion, for tho dU-i tnnce it presents, less '; difficulty th:in"nny now known in the Stale , that it will ic me easiest accomplished, having in the firt ixty rnile but one serious piece to pas3 which is Leaf River, it will then have the bottom? of tho;Tal'ahala river- or .ctedd with one of its; uppermost branches all the way to Taulding, the surface of tho ground varying but little from tho water level of that stream encountering only such difficulties as the gullies or branches flowing in many places where they miy have to be crossed and tho whole ground to be passed has the finest pine timber to assist in the construction, and that the dis tance cannot, exceed one hundreJ miles but very little. It is also true that from Paulding to Pontotock there is a rail road chartered and from thence to Aberdeen on the Tombigbee, and that the stock has been subscribed for, and further, that it is in contemplation to connect the town of commerce and the Mississippi and east port on the Tennessee river with this main rail road stem' that passes down through the State to the Mississippi City on Ihe sea shore which altogether, might make up the three hundred miles given .by tho Frco .Trader to the Mississippi City and Paulding portion of the grand im provement, for I hav? no doubt but that the gentleman will admit. to connect - Jib north of the State tho west with the ad vantages of the Mississippi and the cast with the Tennessee river and through the center from those points give rail road facilities to a rich and flourishing country as also a sea coast harbour to an extended and isolated people, is an object grand and worthy the attention of the State and the people, and that at the same time not feel any jealosies for this beautiful city cf the blufls for these cannot in the least inter fere and as an evidence of which, I can state the fact which every year occurs no doubt. That Watson haul cotton from near Wcstville to Mobile. This fact is sufficient evidence of the suffering condi tion of the eastern and center portions of the State and that Mobile, not Natchez, or any of our favoured ports on the Mis sissippi river have any cause for alarm. I am confident that our western brethren w ill feel a pride in the efforts of tho cost and north to rid themselves of the heavy inconveniences of taking their produce at such heavy costs to markets out of the Slate, to undergo the cleppings of ypecu" lations not to be spent in our own State, or 4iot under the control of our own laws, but rather feel proud as the writer does in viewing the happy efforts of the several shipping ports of the Mississippi, within our own State bristling, as they arc and are to be, with shipping bound direct with our produce to ultimate markets, protecting as they will our cotton bales from the ma ny harpies on the circutious routes we have heretofore sent it. Citizens must view these ports of our State as commer cial f )rtificatioii., proundly overlooking and defending an extensive interest and people that w ill be respected in future, however much they may have been abus ed, and that the west will in view of the contemplated improvements of rail road and shipping harbour for the cast feel as anxious a wish for the grand consumation, as docs a citizen v JASPER. For the Southern Marksman. VOLNEYJE. HOWARD. Mr. McDaniel. Through the medium of your paper the writer of this article, would respectfully call the attention of the Democratic Convention, to the claims of the distinguishes gentleman whose name heads this article, as a suitable person to run on our ticket for Congress. He is the very man, whose intellect, and moral courage eminently fit him to beard the federal lion in his den ; and expose the unholy and- wicked machination ol the federal faction, the Democracy of M issis sippi have already abundant reasons to re joice that the' can number such a man in their ranks, and the Democracy of this great nation will erelong be proud to adopt iiiai among her distinguished sons and ad vocates, posessing as Mr. Howard does, unusual tact for public speaking, and al ways rushing on, or warding off his op ponent with great skill and courage, wo may expect that Federalism will be handled by him without mercy. The hot embers from Stromboli, or Vesuvius could not scorch the bank emisaries, and the shin plaster host more effectually, than Mr. Howard will, until the election of Novem ber, he will with a full and flowing hand write upon the naked skin of Bmk Craft, the band maidc of federalism with a red hot iron, &, if perchance any of the bclfewes of wlnggery with thcirtraincd bands of bank banghl hirehngs should f.,1 in his wavj the route winch he-w.ll give them wiH as completeand appalling, as was thefhg, with the impious banqueters ft Belshazars X feast. He can disrobe Middle's Linnfr.. nants of their ill gotten honours and drive them into retirement by the voice of the Freemen of Mississippi, lie .will throw him-self-into the breach with an undaunted mien,and with a courage peculiarv his own, once more, to raise the proud banner of. tfie constitution to awaken the Democracy of Mississippi from their long- si umbers, and lethargy. The minions and devotees pf tlie uanlc power will of cojrse raise a tre mendioust yell, and mburnfuJl I owl at tho nomination of Mr. Howard, but if it were possible for the Convention to know, what men among the Democrats would be most objectionable to Ihe federalist, it would be a good rule to makeup onr ticket of such names, and adjourn without further inquiry mio meciHiras oi our nominees. Although Mr. Howard is decidedly the choice of the writer of this article, he goes into the convention determined to wave all of the Convention, and' to give his cordial nod zealous support la their entire tic nrincinlca not men. should how be the r kct, mot- to of every Democrat, and whatever objec lion the undersigned may have to any sirgle nominee of tho Convention, ho in tends to wave it in tho present contest of the federalist, and the Rinks, against the people and the great principles of common justice - A MEMBER, Of the Democratic Convention. For the Southern Marksman. Jackson, Dec. 2G, 1S3S. Mit. Editoe: I f aw in your paper some weeks sinco a letter written by a young lady who signed her name Amanda, the purport of which was, her anxiety to rnar ry the gentlemen who answered her des cription there mentioned; believing my persi n to answer her description. I am ready and willing to marry the young lady. I w ill be at the Methodist Church on next Sabbath with a piece of black court plas ter on my face in the shape of a heart, and will, if possible, set on the second tc it from the pulpit. She can thereby desig nate me, and if she thinks proper, we will enter immediately into Nuptial Ronds. . , RUTI1VEN. For the Southern Marksman. PURELY PERFECT PARAGON. Attention AH, And All Adore Jsow ISoninntly Before Celesta! ("'harms. (Contra Coq'iclta Devoid Deformity, Defect: Etherial E'cti Extatic E'er Finely Formed Fur FasU-on, Fair. Ciract av l.'ifts Genuine, 1 1 erjel f How 1 1 a n d so ra , 1 1 cr 01 v. e . Inimitable Imagery, Jciu Justifyinj Jewelry. Kindred Kindness, Kindly Kept Lovers Lin'ring Luckless Lot, Many, Much Misfu'tunes Met; None iN'eglcctrd 'Neeling Not. Omiiiou? Ohf!ince Perfectly Prpvt-d Preference. Qectilihe Qualities, (Qirite Quelling) Resplendent Rubies Rich, Reseiubiiti;: So Sulendid. Sure She Surely ShowM The Track That Thorough Taste Tin n Trod-! I'nirvcrsl Utter U-sfre. Viewing Virgin's Virtuous Visape, 'Warded Worthiest Wanted Weal, J Youthful Yers Yes Yet You'i Yield. V Zesty Zealot's Zealous Zeal. ) A LIT! ABET. From the Hal im ire American, Dec. 12. FROM WASHINGTON. t rUUl UUI StJUiiai vviicr'yutiucm n i. il .i uai t ,ai t , proceedings in Congress : Washington, Dec. 11, 1833- UNITED STATUS SENATE. The Senate were in ies;iaii but ont hour today. Several private bills were ja-:ed,'but no' public business was discuss ed. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The journal having been read, J Hayxks of Georgia, moved that the House go into a Committee of the Whole on tie ! President's message Motion lost. . j PETITION'S AND RESOLUTIONS Were then received from the seven! Stales. When New Hampshire wascal ed, Mr. Athertos aked leave loprcstal the following resolutions: ! Resolved, That this government i of limited owers, and that by the Conatit'.: tion of the United States, Congress has no jurisdiction whatever over tho uistituion of slavery in the several Su:ei of the on- fede racy. Resolved, That petitions for the ab!i tion of slavery in the District of Colum bia and the Territories of the United Ststes and against the removal of slaves', from one State to another, are a part of a plan of operations set on foot to affect the in stitution of slavery in the several sties, and thus indirectly to destroy that insiitu- tion within their several limits. Resolved, That Congress has no right to do that indirectly which it catrift do directly, and that the agitation of thcsub jeetof slavery in the District of Columbia or in the territories, as a means, or with the view of disturbing or overthrevvin that institution in the several statt., is against the true spirit and meaning f tlie Constitution, an infringement of tlie rio-hts of the states nnd a breach of the 'public faith on which they entered into the con- Resolved, That the constitution r the broad principles of equality am members of this confederacy, a: Congress in the exercise of its a' edged powers, has no right to disci I on g the that :nr)vi- h'loate between the institutions of one jvjiion of tKc states or anouior, witn a view If abol ishing the one or promoting the f itr. Resolved, therefore, That" nit aremox? on the part of Congress to abolish jSlavery in the District of Columbia, or tiro Terri tories, or to prohibit the removal of slaves trom state to state, or to discriminate be- cf.cV and ai t., aforesaid;arc in vioiation of iWnrincinles on which til it!?" Vw5(M rests, and beyond the risdicilon of Congress; and that ever," esssi , ' r :."o.i tn ion, memorial, proposition or paper ' touching cr relating, in tiny way or to anv : extent whatever, to slavery as aforesaid or the abolition thereof, w ithout any further action thereon, be laid on the table without printing, reading, debate or-refctence.' Mr. Cushing objected to the introduction of tho resolutins. r- Mr. Atherton moved to suspend the rules of the house. Mr. Adams aked for the yeas and nays which were ordered; tho vo'tes stood ayes 138, noes GG and so the rules !i ere sus pended, and the resolutions before tho house. . i Several members here made In effort to get the floor. , - . Mr. ArLherton had the floor,Und com menced a speech in favor of th9 resolu turns defending, each resoliii bn upoo Constitutional and other ground JI uith'a motion for tho previous question." The motion was unexpected rnd created a goxl deal of excitement in the Houe member pcldom or never preceJingtuch motion with a fpecch. Mr.. Wise said ho hoped tho member tfould withdraw the previous question The resolutions were not Southern resolu tion?,and Mr. Wise said as one Southern man ho repudiated thorn. speaker called Mr. WiaWSoWr Wise befTtTfid nermisuion .rv I 'f i '"i-A Jfee to offer a Southern Resolution ona 1 . I -'Llf "it represented Southern inti ra its. Tt, lll Is ihfsolutions offered by the gentleman from csv tlamsdure did tot rcjraent th boutn. Tho Speaker aga in called Mr. Wise t order, and the House joined in the call. Mr. Gushing asked Mr. Atherton to I withdraw iho Previous Question. ' Mr. Tillinjrhast asked the same from Mr Atherton. lie said that it was not manly or customary for a man to make a lonjr speech", ctmVxlyiiig an argument upon any subject, and then move the Previouj Q uei. tion. The Speaker and several frienls of il Administration called Mr. Til.inh ut toor der. lie was cornpe'led to take his seat when the House seconded the Previous Question. Mr. Stanley, of N. C. said he wnn'ej Ihe members to'toe the mark,1 and should therefore move a call of the House. Tho call was ordered, by a large vote and tha names read accordinirlv. When the name of Mr. Wise aracjt he said : 'Mr. Speaker, as a representatiTe of the South, lam not here upon tlie sub jectof Abolition.' The Speaker told the Clerk to proceed with the call. Twohua drcd and ten members answered to their nuncs. The names of ihe absentees were called nw numbering 18 members 224 merar btrj had answer jd to their ntmes A ir.o'.ijii was imde to suspen i the cal!r and tho ayei and noes ordeied, when the vote stood ayes 113, noes 10D. Mr. Wi3c again asked leave to offer his Resolution as announced. Mr. Bi!l here said s methin about tha I hif-te in which the Hons" srisactitig upoa an important matter. He hoped the reso iljtions would be punted, that the house j could have linietn examine ihem; tnd fr j this purpose he n o ed tlie priuting of tha Kosol.iliwis, and an fldj mriiment. Mr.'Cushman, or' N. H. culled for tha i I'll ii. vcaanjaVc which being ordered, the j motion to adjourn was lost, ayej 107, noea 113.. The question then cam; upen tkmaiii question, which was csrrieu by ye aoi nays yeas 111, ruys UK. Tlie mni n question 'ihall ihe Keso!u tion pass?1 was now put, and the yean and nays ordered Jr C H Williams of Tenn., here askeii' the House to be excuse! from voting. S much haste had bcn ethibited in paiing the resolutions through in o it day, and the resolutions were o important, end cam t him in such a questionable shape, ths t he was not prepared to fote. Mr. Y. C. Johnson made some few rc mn ks, which could not be heard and mur. el an adji-.triunent. The ayes and noes were ordered, end the motion ag:iin lost ayes 10, noes 113, A division of the Resolution then called for, and the yeas and nays ordered up m each. Mr. Williams, of Tenn., here naked leave to be excused, and appealed to the House to excuse him. Mr. W. wes about to give his reasons, w hen the Speaker clU ed him to order, and the house joined in the call. Mr. Williams was compelled to take his seat, and was not excused. Mr. Wise rose nnd said that whether the House excused him or not, he should not vote. He would state his icisons, and the Speaker should not prevent him, for the 30th rule of the House gave him the per mission to give his reasons. Mr. Wise commenced giving his reasons against the first resolution. It spoke of Mavery in the States, and Congress had nothing to do with Slavery in the States. The Speaker called Mr. Wise to orl"; and decided it was not in order to give thu as a reason for not voting, and the earn interruption followed every one of Mr. Wise's resolutions until Mr Petrikcn of Pennsylvania, called Mr. Wise to order for discussing the merit! of the resolution. Mr. Wise said he was not discussing th? merits of the resolutions. They had ro merit in them. He was discussing the 'c neritP. , . "' The Speaker said that was not in order. Mr. Wise said he had a right to give h reasons. Tl c 30th rule gave him that right, and he should exercise it, with de ference and respect to the Speaker and the House. Mr. Wise continued, and procee ded to give the reasons, Nvhen the Speaker and several members called him to order i was compelled to take his seat. k . Jenifer said he was opposed to th resolution because thev had been intro duced in an objectionablo manner, and pressed with an indecent haste by their au thor, in a way altogether unbecoming and after a long speech. The vote was then upon the first resotu tion, which was carried, ayes 108, noes- The House then adjourned. i'rom the -Gallutin Uoion. Extract of a letter from a member of tho Democratic State Contention of Mis sissippi, which will assemble at the seat of Government on the 6th Jan. next, to his- friend in Jackson county Ten. dated, Cx.ixT03t,Ocr. 15, 1838. ' The address of tho- Republican mem bers of Congress to the people of tbe United States cei t linly it oitains the true doctrine of free Government which can not bo abandoned without yielding: liber ty and despotism.