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. VER MOW TfJElEGRAP H . VOL. XIV. NO 2l less task, The men of sens-1 oppose the work have got to be silenced arid put out pi tne. way, . 'i,u - vo done, "and' wiil be 'don. The work is ;U3 t It ajre, it is imagined, would be folly j -entitled to boast over thr men ofteligiOH if it were not for the compensation of a . future state. V 7 . A V V j No Cv, all this seems to us, a tow and narrow way of thinking.' Religion is Happiness It has the premise of the life that now is, as vell as that which is in -COme. 11 enaD'.es US io wane mo uivs this world and of the future at the same -lime.? The interests of the two worlds are .not at alt incompatible, not at all oppos ite. Nay, they are essentially involved in .ach other. No rnan can enjoy the best of this life, who does not best prepare tor a future. Honesty is the best policy, vir tue is the only peace; piety enchances all the joys of life. To behold the glory of God in all things, to commune witn ntm through the medium of all that he has made and all that be appoints, to walk in an abiding peace with our own conscience, to indulge in none but virtuous pursuits and rational pleasures, to be benevolent aiid kindlv ' afiVctioned, and contended and humble," to receive the gift of God with, perpetual thankfulness, to grow in purity and devotion,' with a progress as constant as that of life; this is the only true and in fallible way cf enjoying the present world; and this, surely, is the preparation for a better world to come. ; . the Lord's. Let those who Sght against 1 it know that they fight against God. Hesolved, That the toDroDenv is that ofihe of his toils inasmuch, as,' in the words of John C. Calhoun, " he mat uigs me money out of the soil in the sweat of his face .Has highest possible title oing-tbe Congregaionat minister, X. Ran-1 ohn C.-The juytave brought e laborer to the fruits objecting to hts'pulpit being occupied in a verdict against this individual daring mm, m meir opinion, 10 De gumy VERMONT TELEGRAPH. JlUANlXlN, WEDNESDAY. FEB. 9, 1842. Popular' Religion ltlra and Reform 'The cry for blood continues, from those -who assume to be lenders in teaching. the religion of Jesus Christ as if the Great Leader and Te'acher himself had not ab jured tbe taking of f eye for eye, and "tooth for tooth," and instead thereof in culcated mercy and forgiveness. VIt seems ,as though the religious guides.and teach ers of the present age were determined to oQtdo all who have gone before them, in opposing reform and excluding peaccand love' from the world. In view of the use that has leen made of the Bible to sup port and defend slavery, the question has been asked, whether the Bible it to be made to enslave the wortd! With equal propriety in view of the efforts put forth toeustaio hyman slaughter frorruhe Bible the question may be asked whether the : Bible it to be made to keep t the earth cov ired-wilh human blood, and the air to be Jilted tcilh the tight and criet of widows and orphans, and bereaved "clatices I, Be low are further extracts from leading reli gious papers: ' , ; "'Capital Punishment.-yy3 see the press and the pulpit are beginning to wake up on this alarming effort of Mr. Obullivan to effect the ubolishment of capital pun ishment for murder.x It is astonishing that , they, have been able to look at the progress of this insult against the majesty of Heaven', and not spoken before. - The editor of the N.Y.Evangelist writes thus : Capital . punishment is a theme which property Delongs to pulpit instruction. The disposition to abolish all capital pun ishments, is the offspring of a falsa phi Unthropy.- , The principles of law, of penalty, and punishment, lie at the found alien of alt government, human and di viae. Several ministers 'have recently introduced the subject into their pulpits With salutary effect.' r-NY.Iiap.Kegr. Capital Punishment.- The Evangel ist, we think, justly remarks, that the dis position to abolish capital! punishment, is the offspring of a false philosophy, which furnishes a theme that properly belongs to pulpit instruction. We indulge no vague apprehensions, when we review the histo Ty of this country since the revolution.- ,Step after .step has been taken by the peo pleand their legislators in the commission oi crime and the diminution of punish ment. Offences against honesty which nee, would have brought disgrace and heavy penalties upon the offenders, are now passed by as o'matter of course, v -The laws have been so, modified in re spect to debt that a debtor can live in lux ury and defy his creditois. u Contracts ran , be broken, solemn trusts violated, and the guilty, are no longer reached by the law of the land. Nowit is proposed that murder itself may be committed With no fear of death as the penalty. ; A man may then sacrifice to revengeful p;i?sions any number of his enemies, and his own life will be, safe. The l ist apprehension is TemovcM from the guiluv TJie dread, ihe indefinable , dread of being fent into an ... u ntried eternity with the stain of murder on his hands, is taken from the wretch who seeks.his neighbor' life. We. view the subject in another light The principle on which the abolition of capital punishment is urged that Such punishment is cruel aoi barbarous in iU ' aelf, becomes, when applied to that Al . mighty ond AU-wise Being who has re oqired it, a strong : argument agaiust the doctrines of te- eternal punishment of sinners. .All who wish'to see the funda mental doctrine of t ho Bible sustained, ahould be careful how they indulge in any - charges of cruelty or injus.ice against the ahedding :of the b'ood of him who-has shed the blood of his MIowSN. Y.Bap. ' Advocate. ' J'-L-i x'S.".': '..'? U Here are the N. Y. Evangelist and th Baptist Advocate added to the list, crying for, blood., Di they look for a time when blood shall be stayed? Andfby"what in- rumoiitaiiy d they expect such a state cf tblns is loibe brought about ?. If the pepkr puipit and press ere to continue itttr opposition, tho work must of course dcaj ia iuo clthec They who T E M P E 11 A Iff C E Itesolced, T temperate drinkers are a create r hinderance. to' the progress of Ihe temperance cause than drunkards; . . . f - r J e. ana thaf loose proiessea irienus oi temper ance who have abandoned active efforts in support of tbe cause', or stand aloof from co-ope ration wun those wno work, are a greater hinderance than both drunkards and temperate drinkers. t - The foregoing resolution wis the sub ject of discussion dating the last meeting of the Brandon Temperance Society. Jt is introduced here for the consideration of the friends.of Temperance in other places. The maioritv were not ready, to adopt it here. The truth of its doctrines were generally admitted. But tuch .truths would not quite do yet, for a Society that keeps a rum-seller in it! especially such a truth as is set foitb in tho latter clause of the resolution. It would hit some body I There are others whom, as was supposed, it would hit. Therefore it should not be adopted. The truth should not be spoken, because by it somebody would stand reproved 1 Truth was nev er designed to be used for "reproving the world of sin" ! The proper and legiti mate way to use it is, by all means to keep it out of sight 1 The place for light is, " under a bushel" not 4 on a candle stick"! " , a right to.il against the universe," and there can be no other ruht of property than what grows out of the application of human-industry to the materials bestowed in common on (Hie WUUftC liutuau auiii iu6.wuiiuwu , Father of all.- --i' . J2eored. T hat the invasion of ibis right is not onlv what John C. Calhoun calls it- robbery but i the most flagrant act of rob bing which can oe commuiea. . . Retolved. That as the slave "digs the money out of the soil" of the slave-holding Slates, he has the right to it against eveiy other possible or imaginable claim, and that ill M..nn In ll,. I.Na.li Wc are Wlll'UJJ w icaic iu uc aid? r-uuiuci champion, Calhoun, the naming of tbe slave holders act in taking u irora uira. : Resolved. That what is procured by that act can not belong to him who so procures . . t t a - a I it, and what does noi oeiong io mm ne nas no riht to sell, and wnat ne nas no right " sell no other has a right to buy. Resolcerf, That we therefore recommend to all friends of the .lave and enemies of slavery, to bear a practical testimony to i their own principles, py reiusmg io aumu .n plunderer's right to his plunder by buying it ol Dim, ana so noiaiag out ine very laauce ment to the perpetration of the wrong. ; ' Retolced, That slavery is unchrisiiao and anti-chrisuan, not merely because it is con irarv to some of ihe doctrines and precept! of the Gosnel. but because it is at war with he fundamental and all including principle on the first day of the -week by one, not an rdaiuedjninistef-JThe large house was of murder. well filled, throogh the day ; and the people, venture to say, were as ell dmed wiin sound, practical Christian instruction, as they would have been by the ministration of any pro-slavery D. U. in the bate. VV heaa wilt men cast off the shackles I priestcraft nd clerical domination, and .take the keepr jing of their own souls, under God, into their own hands, and believe that others may be intrusted with a commission from the Great Head of the Church to proclaim truth in j the ears of the people, besides those who bare received a title of Rev. and are com missioned by their fellow worms? v 31st of 1st month. We rode to Spring field, and found a large company already assembled to hold the Convention for Wind sor County. As a resolution was passed to offer our proceedings to the Chronicle for publication, I need not transcribe vthem at length. A series of resolutions declaring slavery to be unchristian and anti christian, at war with the spirit and essential doctrines of the religion of Christ, and that anti- slavery was nothing more than the apphca tion of Christianity to the subjectof slavery, and that those who sustained the foul sys- The Maryland Slaveholders, who held a Convention, recently, at Annapolist will find 'some interesting things for their con- sideration, in ( the doings i of the Anti-Slavery Convention held at Townshend--to be found in anothercolumn of this paper. to. C f s!MCi .r .nil A .Antinnol A I a riKort 10 n ' -T . . , ... lorn hi tinUinar latrn or anOIOOrrZ'.nff for it. me essence i wj -1---0 o " For the Telegraph; Hie Cminty Antl-Sla-rery Conventions. Deal Brother Murray i My former communication brought ihe account of our anti-slavery ' movements up to the meeting at Shaftsbury, or rather our journey to the foot of the Mountain ia Ben nington, on our way to Wilmington. Uur letter to brother Mansfield Bruce did not reach him in season forv giving out the ap pointment for a meeting at -Wilmington agreeably to our arrangement; so we shared the kind hospitality of brother Bruce's fam ily for the night, (he being gone from home,) and passed on ihe next day, 26th, to Brat- lleboroV The anti-slavery'friends here, tho' few in number, made a laudable effort in s nread in? the notice of the meeting and - f . w . "7. ' - i . .- " , ... . . - - mafcing the needful arrangements j and they were repaid by seeing a larger congregation than had fever before assembled in their vil lage, on a similar occasion. The Elliott sf. Chapel was nearly filled with attentive listeners. The subject discussed was, the connection of the North with slavery. The continual interference of ihe foul system, with us at ihe North, as it regards our pe cuniary interests, out personal security, our national reputation, our sympathy for suffer ing humanity, was set forth in a manner which could not fail to carry conviction. The Convention for Windham County commented, the 27th, at Townshend, and was well attended by the friends of our cause from different parts of the County, as well as from the immediate vicinity. As a copy of the proceedings was ordered to be sent to the Convention ofulace holdersy holden at Annajtoli8, and the Telegraph was selected as the organ for the communi cation, I shall give thee the doings at length, in order to save ihe printer the labor of re publishing what would be necessarily em braced in my narrative. At an Anti-Slavery Convention for Wind ham County, held at Tow.isbend, the 27ih and 28th Jan'y, 1342,' Wm. R. Sbafter was chosen President, 'William Goodale, Vice President, and Charles Phelps and N. Che nv, jr., Secretaries. . On. motion of R. T. Robinson, a Business Committee was appointed, consisting of H. W. W. Miller, R. T. Robinson, Timothy Goodale, James Shafter and C. C. Burleigh. The following resolutions, reported by the Committee, were 'discussed at length, occu pying the whole of two days and evening: Resolved, That we of the North have a right to demand tbe abolition of southern i si4veryton the very ground on which ihe y n -1 i . j . . : i . ouum aeiDiuu our Mitrucc in reg. ru io $iare rythat of the duty of nun-interference with the rlghTi of others inasmuch as slavery interferes with us continually, and can-not exist without embittering bur enjoyment?, injuring our pecuniary interests, invading our right?, involving ui in the common, dis grace, of the nation, and putting our lives in peril.. '': ' ' Resolved, That if law, as its learned sages assert, is ' tbe perfection of reason ill dwelling-place "the bosom of God:" its object the protection of rights and ihe re dress of wrongs j if "the law of nature, dictated by God himself, is superior, iu obli gation to any other, binding over all the globe ia-all countries and at all times," and no human laws are of any validity if con trary io this i" if M such human laws as are valid derive all their force and all their an ihojrity, from this original;" if na hum an. legislature has. power to abridge or destroy those rights which God and nature have established, vucb as life and libeity;" if "all men are endowed by iheir Creator with these inalienable- right, and io secure them gor erncnents are iustiittted aroong. men, deriv in? i heir firii ower hem the consent of the governed ;" then itavery wherever it exists ii an, unlawful institution, inarsuiucb as no government or legislature can' make any Iw for the reductiun of a man to slavery; which be is legally bound to obey, or em- Kwering a man io be a slave-holder which has a. legal right taenforc.. z. of lhat nrecent which constitutes ! of the whole code of the Christian law, so far as Christianity is designed io teach man's relation and duty to his fellow man. Resolved. That the basis of the Anti- Slaverv enternrize is that all-including prin ciple of the Christian code this fundament- al doctrine of the Christian creea j ana tnai abolitionism is nothing else than this doc trine applied to the subject of slavery. Resolved, Therefore, That to uphold slavery, to apologize for it, to refuse to bear testimony against it, is to tase a position oi hostility io u;nrisuaniiy, anq io exmou emi er an ignorance of the character or a desti- tut ion of the spirit of that religion. -Resolved, That for these reasons, no pro fessed relisious teacher who supports slavery by active participation in it, by apologizing foi its continuance, or by reiusmg to speai openly and decidedly against it, deserves to be regarded as n minister of the Gospel of Christ; and that no, professedly religious organization which extends its fellowship to slavery ought to be recognized as a christian church. Resolved, That as we consider it a vio lation of the laws of God and our country to reduce a man to, cr hold him in slavery, and as we fully believe with Thomas Jef ferson, that in a contest between master and slave, the Almighty has no attribute which can take sides with the master, we feel bound to declare that while we will never use force ourselves, or instigate the oppress ed to use it for' their emancipation, we will not aid in restoiing to bondage the fugitive who is seeking freedom abroad, nor lake sides with the oppressor against every attri bute of the Almighty, in assisting to put down by violence any attempt of the slaves to regain their freedom at home. Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of this Convention, signed by the President and Secretary, be forwarded to the Conven tion of slave-holders holden at Annapolis, and that the members of that Convention be invited to a free .and full discussion of the foregoing resolutions and the doctrines of immediate -emancipation; and for this purpose we tender them our kindest hospi talities. Wm. R. Shafter, President. N. Cheney, je. Secretary. We arrived at ilm place, (Grafton,) at 11 o'clock this morning, and found a pro tracted meeting in progress here, conducted by the Baptists. 1 was told that five of the converts wererimmersed this afternoon. . Chester, 30ih. A respectable citizen of Grafton, iu company with brother Seely, waked on tbe three Baptist ministers who were conducting the exercises of the pro tracted-meeting at Grafton, with a proposi tion that the people might all. come together 3nd hear the Anti-Slavery lecture thi-nkvng that the cause of religion would suffer no injury by devoting one evening to the con sideration of that class of our fellow beings whom the religion of Christ requires us especially to regard. But our Baptist friends decided in favor of continuing their meeting as usual, thinking, perhaps, tht the poor, wounded bleeding slave by the way-side was not of sufficient consequence to turn them aside from their work so they passed by on the other side. It is but justice to brother Burroughs, I think of Manchester, to say that he was in favor of the above proposition ; but it was overruled by Miller of W iodbam, and Crane of Grafton, so they held iheir meeting and we oori in the Con gregational house. The question for the evening's discussion vr&$ What constitutes the character of the real follower of Christ? It was pretty satisfactorily shown that, Christianity does notnslst in the rigid observance of all the ' outward, forms , and ceremonies, however good in themselves, which may be devised, nor our allegiance to Christ proved, by our professions, how ever loudly and oft repeated ; but in the performance of those acts of justice bene v olenceand brotherly love, so emphatically enjoined in the Christian scriptures, and the performance of which cons'itated the entire labor of its Divite Founder. -A goodly num ber .attended bur meeting, several coming from Chester & Saxton's Village. Brother Seely re-joined us at Grafioo, having left us at Brandon, on account of bis- horse beina seized with a prevailing, disease which has been very fatal to this noble animal ia some parts of our State His horse died, aod be was obljed t return to- Montpelier to take anoiher. C& bis way he made an arrange ment for ' Charles to occupy "the Baptist house at .Chester, the fore and afternoon, and thejCongregaticnal hoose in. iheevs- Vharlet T. Toirey laji been set at lib erty from Baltimore jail, on his giving securitv for his appearance in court at the April term. r ,; Ferthe Vermont Telegraph. I wish brother W. G. Johnson to an. swer my request in Telegraph of 19th Jan'y, as soon as may be, because I have some other ideas on hand, which I wish to present, after he has answered my last question. J. Holcomb. ' Feb. 8, 1842. CONGRESS. or refusing to bear a decided and open testi mony, against it, were either ignorant of the doctrines of that religion or destitute of its spirit, was passed by a full audience with out a dissenting voice But the next reso lution in the series,jo wit That for these reasons no professed religious teacher who supports slavery by active participation in it, by apologizing for its continuance, or by refusing to speak openly and decidedly against it, deserves to be regarded as a min ister of the Gospel of Christ, : and that no professedly religious organization" which ex tends its fellowship to slavery ought to be recognized as a Christian church; was laid on the table by a motion of our brother C. D. Noble! and the discussion of this reso lution was deprecated on the ground that an anti-slavery body, composed of all' sorts of folkSj'inust not presume to express an opin ion touching the conduct of ministers and churches. Just as though ihe dignity of station or the sanctity of profession should place a man or body of men so far beyond the reaeb of their fellow citizens, as that their actions, however wicked, must not be noticed or their fruits judged. If this prin ciple be correct, we have all along been in an egregious error 4in our condemnation of slavery in any form, for that foul monster has his securest hiding place in the bosom of the Church. And what right have any to denounce Romanism? Is not that eqnally protected on the same ground ?f The day of our Convention at Springfield was rainy, and the sleighing poor consequently the gathering was not as large as we had anti cipated. The evening meetiug was held at the North Village. I received at S. a letter from home, con veying intelligence of the illness "'of my family, which obliges me to return and leave our dear brother to prosecute his valuable service in company with brother Seely. They go to-morrow, to Woodstock. Thine, as ever, R. T. Robinson. Grafton, 29ih of 1st mo., 1812. The evening meeting was aho held in the Baptist house. ' So A. Rankin's' pulpit was not defiled by the foot print of a lay man, even after the setting ot the Sabbath sun. f If, as many of us believe, the religion of the country stands more in the way of the advancement of our cause than any other obstacle, is it so, thai we may not rebuke it? I do not of course mean to say that true religion, ihe religion taught by Christ, ihe Great Emancipator, stands in our way; but that false religion, which sanctions slavery 3nd apologizes for it, and quotes' scripture ia its defence, which, while it encompasses sea and land to make proselytes, and sell slaves to procure the means for carrying on the great work, disregards the heathenism of three millions at home. THAT ALTERS THE CASEt John Q. jincy Adams has presented to the House of Representative a petition from certain citizens of Massaehusetr&for a dissolution of the Union. The swag gering sons of the South have formerly been foolish and rash enough to threaten a dissolution of the Uaion,if the Nonh presumed to" "interfere" with their 'pe culiar institutions?1 which are in every imaginable way constantly interfering witl northern rights, and the best inter csts of mankind. But when John Ct iincv Adams introduces a petition from northern people for the very thing threatened by our "southern brethren! "that alters the case "I In faei it does aJtcr the case Because nobody ever looked upon the silly threat of the;buih id be anything more than a threat mere hypocritical bravado for effect. But when tbe North begins to move, it. is .an - indication that something i toi be done , Those whose interests are liable to suffer from, jt have reason to ! fear and cry , out. A Whether their own ' threat -to dissolve the .Union was more hypocritical, or therf arraigning John Quincy Adams for presenting a jo titioa for. that purpose is more ludicrous, it is difScalt.to determiaa ' Mr. Adams presented the petition of 84 colored citizens of Mass praying that the laws ofnaturalizdtion may he so altered J as to permit free colored foreigner?, to be- com citizens ot the U, btates, and to hold real, estate, which be moved to refer to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Mr. Wise objected jo its reception, and moved to' lay the motion for its reception on the table which was carried in the af firmative ayes 1 16, noes 68. Mr. Adams presented a petition from citizens of Mass. praying that Congrejss may take such steps is will easure a re publican form of government in all the Stales, of the Union, and stating, that in thirteen of the States the form of govern ment .was despotic. The motion to re ceive was laid upon thb table. Mr. Adams said he had a preamble and resolutions, signed by the two Secretaries of the Anti-Slavery Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, stating that whereas cries of order, order, it was proposed to go to war with England. Order, order. Mr. Wise rose to a point of order.which requires that a member presenting a peti tion shall confine himself to a brief state ment jof its contents. Mr. Adams nid he was confining him self to a brief statement, and proceeded to read the paper at the top of his voice,amid the most vociferous cries of order, and roars of laughter. The paper asserts that a war with England for the purpose of keeping human beings in a state of bond age would as much exceed in unrighteous ness that which was waged against this country by England in 1776,as the wrongs and privations inflicted on the slaves in some of the Sta.es in the Union exceeded in magnitude the wrongs enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Wise inquired of tbe Speaker if the paper vas presentable. Mr. Adams Ah, the gentlemen has come to the 44 presentable." has he? (Laughter.) Mr. Wise said it was not a petition, but a series oi resolution. Mr. Adams said it was not a series of resolutions, hut a resolution which was about to be directed to Congress and which he presented. Mr. Wise and several others objected to its reception, and moved to lav the motion on the table. " Mr. Hudson demanded the veas and "noes which were ordered. Mr. Adj ms There cant be a more important (Order order.) The question was then taken, and the vole was, ayes, 169, noes, 63. Mr Adams moved that ihe paper be printed for the use of the memb?rs-(Cries of order, order.) Mr. Wheeler objected to the motion thatihe paper vas not in t lie possession of the house. - Mr. Adams contended the House had a right to order tbe printing of any thing they pleased. ' " The Speaker deckled that the paper could not be ordered to be printed, with out being in possession of ths House. fir. Adam? sjiJ they shoold hare more of it before the end of the session. Mr. Adams then presented a memorial from citizens of New Hampshire remon strating against the repeal of the Bank rupt Liw. He supposed they '' had to send him the petition because they could not get their own Representatives to pre sent u. uaugnierj He theu presenttd II other mervorinls remonst rating against the repeal ot the Bmkrupt Liw, which were referred to the committee on the Judiciary. He also presented.ihe petition of forty colored men of the United States, who say that in visiting the Island of Cuba, and so.ne of the southern parts of tbe United Slates, they are, in violation of the . Con stitution, end without being accused ofanu crime, subjected, to grievous and unjust rrswicwuiia, aim asking mac steps may be taken to remedy this grieamre. The motion to receive the petition wa3 laid on the table. , , " . Mr. Adams said he had a netitinn to present which unfortunately was some- wnai personal to himself. It came from appa rently respectable citizens of Georgia, who complain as a grievance that he had been appointed chairman of the Committe n- Foreign Relations, and asking the House to remove 5 him from that station The petition was couched in the most re spectful language towards himself and he asked, nay, he demanded it as a right,that he be heard in" reply to the charge made against him.' "He would present it and At Ihe does of his reaaiki wouJd nurve to refer it to the Committee on Foreign t lations, with instructions to that Comm tee to elect another chairman if they we'r dissatisfied with him. 8 Mr. Habersham wished to make an.. planation. 4 t ; Wise objected to the reception ot the petition. "He Would not agree tij this sqbject should b'e discussed. Mr. Adams said it was strange that th gentleman from' "Virginia should objJ when himself had made the same char- as the petitioners naa. Mr. Holmes rose to a point of order but the noise and confusion was so pre as to prevent bis being heard for SOn)Jt time. He Was understood, bo-Aerer .f ask whether it was in order to dism hoax? S Mr. Adams. A-iih much ncrhcn-i How does the gentleman know it Ji hoax? lLaughter Mr. Homes said ii wts either a hoax or an insult to the House, in the person 0(' one of its' venerable and most res-Hci suiting Us own diguuy, should take n0 no tice oi it. Mr. Adams. Mr. Speaker, har-1 . ngnt to aerena myseil t Ureal confusion and laughter Mr. Habersham "rose, and he and Mr A C. .: , , ' chair, andciiesof order! order one a: a time! go it old uns,and roars of lauohter. He was understood to say that he bd no doubt of thev paper being a boas. Hs uau iiraru a weeK ago oi mis lltemon and had called upon the geiitSeiTien nonj Massachusetts for the purpose of exaain ing it, and was convinced as he saw w that it was a hoax. The memorial zti the signatures were nil in the same hand writing and though it purported to k from the county (Habersham) wh.re bf resided and in which he had a verv ;vn. eral acquaintance, he did not know asm gle individual whose name was aitachd to the memorial, though the su r.anifj were familiar in the conn-v. Tt gentleman from Massachusetts iherdo: could not den that he had told hum week ago, that it was a hoax. itr. Aaaras ctai.nea ine iioor as a ira- ter of privilege to defend himself au.: the imputation of the petitioners. Mr. W. C. Johnson S3id that the ;w tleman from Virginia h id rai?ed theo) tion of reception and th.t no moiiou uuji. first to be put. Mr, Adams The geotleman hsfw .trrltt tn mJltra f fits stmactinn f'P.um - i uproar ihe Speaker said the centlcmnn h Massachusetts had the floor?.' the time. Mr. Adams, (with great euersvl gentleman from Massacnuseiia c'a'u-.iS ;i right to be beard. Mr. Wise rose to a point of order. air. xuauis. ne genuerr.an will nir self come to order. Roars of laugh er Mr. Wise said he rose to a poiot of A A I . ii ueranu wiieu oruer was restoreu.ue fcou, proceed.' The Speaker said the House won! come to order and the gentleman fro. Massachusetts would tjke his seat. iVlr. Wise said he would put it to t boeaker. u the verv mo.mnt wf nres?nt:r. petition was: not the proper uw ten'ion, v, Cc:j raising the question of re the member be on tho floor or not The Speaker admitted it to be so, t the gentleman from Massachtrseif? rnif the question of privilege, which took pi cedence of it. Several rneinU is hern's ed for the reading: of the mtmorial, khj was read accordingly and stated thai i memorialists consider it a grit vas .e 1 the gentleman from Massachusetts have been placed at the head of thfU mittee on Foreign Relations, b' while they revere his character n ns man and patriot, whose name $ connected with the history of b Is ciu '' yet they believe him to be affected kind of monomania on all nected with persons whose skins "f dark as a Mexicanrs.and therciote be:' the appropriate personrin ihe preset r sis to be at the head of that imports 1 matee, and they pray his remordi tt from. LiughterJ- " Mr. Adams who still had the fi- yielded it to Mr. Marshall who nr that the gentleman from Maist51'''; have permission to ndJrefs ihe Iio"ie ! defend himself against the cb it ges miC in the petition. (Cries of oo, "agreed " "order order." Mr. W nv ihe rr.olion c the table. . -Mr.' J. C. Clark and Mr. L Mr. Browrrto order. The Spfake'r said he was in orjo' Mr. B. own said his point o;' B" that ih u hnli. risnsiiin wa on a lion not nrnrMrt. Ktnrf I he lO"-?- inplTlrtrial ..,r..iii,i nil!', f (: " " . j liui ii r ii i"" v - the gentleman from Massai had no right to enteitain the sub Mr. Adams Does the gentli-11' it to be a forgerv- have to decide whether it uoj!u ' " the subject cr net. The question was then taken or -. ihe motion of Mr. Marshall on '-e and it was decided in ihe nig '1'1-' 85, noes" 87. . L Ulr: TT.I,.. r,A Mr. sprang to the floor, but the St'eaf' M - ed it to' the formt?r, who said tb 't. , ,, an i" c. nnimnii 'Hhf nnTv trn V 10 fiOt this discussion, and it was a mo-tll, u, - j: . mi'lll. aoie one, was oy an bojuih mkde that' motion, (Cries of " a yes, yes," and great confusion p,r " xM-r. Adams It is unprofi able will 'it be any more prcfial'ie ,0':'j(l) morning. Load crirs of o;der, ' CK - Mr. Wise demanded the ay oD ; on the adjournment, but tbey , ftt' ordered, and, tbaiquesvion lo tellers, rt waa lost, 17 to 68.