CITY OF AlElftEEX, MISS., THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1857.
is published EVEity tui.ksdav bv
M. C. GALL AW AY
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION..
m)i- Um Dollars, to bt paid invariably in AJcance.-iit
jtr-Thi ralei below will tic Inflaztbly adhered to. m
In aomeoeuOM of tin- hurt ami Inerseaoi rata mid on
all wo consume, we arc forced to increase our rate H j
uhargei for advertising. The two offleM win neroaiwr
lie governed by th" follow latcs :
' 13 Mm. 6 Mos. 'J Mm. 12 Mos.
fT.UIII 9V.UUIU.UU, JIZ.UO
fTrii line alwuvs to constitute a square
one square will be counted as two squares.
tjr All advertisements ar allowed to be changed or
renewed every three mouth., withoutadilitionalehargc.
- Advertisements not marked Kith (be number of in
leitions required, will he continued and charged at .the
rates of $1 00 per square and 60 cents for each continu
ance, J.Thc advertisement of a house must be strictly
noinnnd ti the legitimate business in Which they are en
gaged when the contract is made.
fljr Matter of a personal nature will be charged double
the alaive rates.
Mr For aniiounciin; the names of candidates for Heat
and County or City offices 5 00, and f 10 00 for Ilistriot
er State offices invariably in advaucn.
Hook mid ItiMrphlfl Wrki
Pot all job-work, of Pamphlets, Circular anil Hand
gllla 50 cents will be chargod on the material used and
this cost of labor.
I'or any number of quires under half ream 11.50 per
quire, and $1 ,26 for nil over that amount to be paid In
variably in advance.
For the first peek, $3 1 for each additional pack, $1.
Visiting cards, 12.00 per pack.
Kin lion Tleketa.
r ..... . no ..Ml I... nt.a-i.Ait mudl eiitidi-
in pruning huvh, ...v ..... ... . ------ ,
date whose name appears 'he regular ticket, and 61.00 I
for all se.ierate tickets.
Labels will be charged from 16.00 to $10.00 per thou- j
land, depending on tho amount of matter.
t-5f" Two Dollars will be charged in all cases lor proof :
of publication, and no advertisement will be proven un
leu the money is paid at the time.
J- ., Ch'incerv advertisement will be inserted un- 1
less the money accompanies the advertisement.
Sp The undersigned, proprietors of the two pattM
In Aberdeen, have agreed upon the above list of prices, i
IDd pledge themselves to abide by, anil in no instance to j
depart from them.
i- Cash will invariably be requited on all Job-Work,
b'-r"rel"avi'":" "' M. C. 0 ALIiAWAY,
YASSKR A- VHSKV.
WITH the above title, will open its lirst aaaaion, in
the building ol the Monroe natitlltv, on Monday,
the 2d dav of February. It is proposed, by this move
inent, UiestaUltab, in Aberdeen, nptrmantn.1 Male School,
of a kiik order, in which young entlomen may either
prepare for any of the clashes in Ottl Unlvendtlca, or
proaeeute, if preferred, in connection with thU Inrtltu-
iiou, ineir siiion-3 t-i i.iuiuiii"ii. ....
traction will devclopc a most thorough and aompreben-
Blya I OllCgiaie Course, III " IIICU Will U i imv.wwww,
ry department of science, the most approved text books
Tho Institution is already extensively supplied with
( .... 1 ...I..... . ..l....i.l.. Oo-ilili... foe ..iicn a School.
A Faculty of ability and experience have been orgiuiited
who will enter, at one., upon their duties.
n'ck j rril""'lmll'
.1. F. DANC
Kev. A. LKA. A. M., Proftasorof Mathematics-
Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, and Bv,
Idencea of Christianity.
J. F. DANCE. A. M.. Prof, of Anc. Languages.
Historv, Classical Literature, and Belle
Rev. It. S. QLADNEY, A. M.. Prof, of Natu
ral .Science, Logic, and Political Rconomy.
Moss. It. GABRIEL, Prof, of Modern Languages
and Civil Engineering.
Principal of the Primary Department.
Utiles of Tuition per Session
ol' 5 Months.
Primary Department, -
Lectures with Experiments, ... - 5 00
Modem languages, 15 00
Incidental Fee, '00
Beard (entire,) per Month, - - - - I'J 00
0" Half mi advance.
An irregular Coorae, embracing all the higher Bngliah
branches, Book-Keeping und Mathematics, may he pur-
lued by young men ilscigneu lor BUuneM, woo no uoi
wish to read the Classic.
A Circular, giving krone of Studies, and full particu
lars ill regard to the school, will be pabUlhed in a few
Prnf. (Ji.aiinky, in his noble teal t&tgtntral tducation,
fully ii entiliej himself with this enterprise, anil will co
operate with the Principals in the general disciplinary
management of the InarltuUon, and give such time to
tho department of Natural Science, in the form of Reg
ular l.cctm cs and experiments, a his previous education
al engagements will permit.
Just Received by Oliver Jones.
Olid His. Currents j 100 Cherries : in Citron i 50(1 box
e Sardines ; 1(10 Coves Fresh Oysters.
Dee. 18th "68 OLIVER JONKS.
D. W. SADLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
W1I.I. liractiec In tho Gourte of Monroe and adjoin
ing counties, the Federal ('ourl as Pontotoc, the
TioeChancery Court at Fulton, and the High Court of
Errors and Appeals at Jaskson.
SVOrrtCK-On Chestnut Street, near the Court House.
Aberdeen, Fob. tl, 1857. ly
NDEi'EXUE.NT KDRWARUINfi & SHIPPING HOUSE
J. P. RUTLAND &, CO.,
Receiving and Forwarding Merchants,
And AfjoiiUi of the- dependent Boats.
OFFK'M- -Opposite the Landing of. the cw Orleans
March 5, l67-tf MOBILE.
Kcrseytt and Linseys.
Alargn lot of heavy and light plantation goods.
Planters would do well to call early, and get sup.
pitta, at Manufacturca prices. They are from the Tusca
loosa aud Northport Factory, which is too popular to need
comment from us.
MarehSth,18j7. VBSXYt, KIDI) A- IIKM.Y.
Dissolution ! !
'pilE Oipartpersliip heretofore existing between the
L undesigned, waa diuolved on the first day of Jan
uary last. A. (i. HILL.
March. th 1887. .1. W. PUTT.
JODS D. SAI.K. JAUKrJ niKL AN.
SALE & P1IELAN,
Attorneys ctt 3Li,-w,
Omo: .Fear the Public Well, jqlylT-ly,
0, HIKES THOMAS M. DAVIS.
SYKKS A DAVIS,
mwmm it u'w,
A b e r d e e n , Mi ' p p i
TTTTHiL practice in the county of Monroe and adjoin
VV Ins counties.
ArPOttice at the corner of Chestnut and Jefferson
streets, near the Court House. may22tf.
A. TV. JONES It. II. 1IKNNKTT T. L. ItOUKRS
JONES, BENNETT A CO.,
Attorneys ctt Xjftror,
LEC0MPT0N, K. T.
OFFICE On llalderman ftreet, one d.ior South of
I.ecoinptun House. Kovdtf.
.ISO. ata WIIITF1KLII. THUS. !l. KYKHS.
I.Kte of Aliprdocn, Mtw.
W II I T P I E I, 1) &, S Y K E S ,
And General Land Agents,
Lnirehtrurlh Cilij., KomtM Territory.
". J. BASBBRRY.
wm. ii. nin.
RASBERRY & BIBB,
ATTSllBSIStS AT LWW,
HAVING associated themselves in the prac
tice of law, will attend promptly to all busi
ness entrusted to their care,
J-jp" 'Office near the Court Home.
W. 0. UKMU'llSON
It. ii. RKTNOLM
HENDERSON & REYNOLDS,
Solicitors ill lumen y.
Will practice in the Courts of Monroe, and adjoining
Counties. ( mice opposite the Conrt House. jau'Jt-ly.
WM. A. BEENE
A T TORN E V AT L A W,
Will attend promptly to uhatcver legal bulinei may be
entrusted loliisciire. marchl.'itf.
TOOMER Si SYKES,
Com mission iTIrrrhuiitN,
NO. 11. COMMERCE STREET,
B. TOOMRIt, of Mobile Ala. ( UOBILB.
A.J.t4YKE8,ofColumbu,MiM i marchlTtl'.
P. C. CAPEL,
I V TO Ii V 1 A T L A
A DKRDEEN, Misslssii'i'l.
A ( t o r ii o y a t L a w ,
AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY,
Iron, Hardware. Cutlery,
COOKING STOVES, GRATE8, GUN8, NAILS,
Catting, Tin Plate, Agricultural Implement,
TIN WARE, WOOD WARE;
AIM, -I iliM Ii TUMKHINi AUTK or e.rj
Sim ;' tit Padlock, Water stmt,
1 ill remain in the above House the ensuing wa
son. and will take pleasure in wiiiling on my friends.
J ACK 1'. BICHABDSON.
WM. H, ROSS &, CO.,
.'! Commerce und Fionl Htreeta,
fi-r'" V. ('. Strone; is with the above House,
und will be pleased to see his Mends,
Deeet iber 25, 1856 If.
WATCHMAKER &. JEWELLER,
Corner of Itlsiin smcl Adams Streets,
'iHIS Home is situated in the centre of limitless, and
is now beias flnlabed, and will be in complete order
by the 1st of October next, and the Proprietor pledges
himself it shall not be surpassed by any House in the
Being gratufnl for the very liberal patronage bestowed
on him for the lust two years, he hopes, by strict atten
tion to business, to merit a continuance oi" the same.
His rates of ohargss will be, from ami after September
1st. 1850, as follows:
For Hreakfast, () ,r,o
For Dinner, 1 nfl
For Supper, oill
For Uraginjh 1 00
(hie day. with room, 2 50
One week, with room. 15 00
One month, with room. - f,n 00
Day boarding bv the month, payable weekly, $'i por
week, septll tf.J J.J. WOKSHAM, Proprietor.
T till'" above House i late Walton House ) has under
, gone a thorough cleansing, and is this dav Opened
for the accommodation of Regular and Transient Hoard
ers, under Hie management of the subscriber.
JiiljlO-'.'io-tf. H. BARKULOO, Manager.
('onnty. .imi Geaeral Anctloneer,
Alt E It I) E E X, MISS.
Wl LI. give strict and prmiljit attention to all business
confided to bis charge.
Kimball, Whittemore & Co .
34 9 nroiMlwuy, Sew York,
Hanufactaren of every kind of
And Dealers in Lookuig-IIInss Plate, French Plate, and
French anduerman Window t.lass. .
Feb. Ill, 1857-.'hn.
Coniimptiv;s and Weak Miiiks
WILL be highly benefitted hy the usu of tho Meiii
CATEn FfR Ciikst PitoTECTons and Cokk 80 LBS,
to be found at jaolOtf ) V. I!. BARTON'S,
.Inst Becetved from Sfew York
Y ,S T E A V ,
A GOOD LOT OF LADIES AND CIIILDRF.NS
L AO I E S'
Qtntiment' PUMP and Water-Proof BOOTS.
Call at, DYCHE k OILLBSPIE.
Feb. 6th ,S7-
LAWS OF MISSISSIPPI.
AN ACT to ntneml thu Constitution of the Bute
of Mississippi, in relation to the term of utlice
of members of the Legislature. ai
Skutiun 1. Be it enacted by the Legifilature of
the State of Mississippi (two-think of each House
concurring,) That the amendment to the Const itu
itM c.. i... .. ..c ii.. .ttAj ..i.,
UUII TUVOU IUI UJ MHUWIIM Ul UUBIIIIVU CICC-
tors in this. Stute at the lust general election, ;
known as tho tenure of office amendment, and
which was added to the Constitution by an act of
the Legislature of this State, approved thot
day of February, 1866, be abrogated so far n3 1
fixes the terms 01 mticcot members ol the Login
lature ; and in lieu thereof the following section be
adopted and inserted in the Constitution.
Sec. The term Of office of members of the Leg-
luture shall be lor the period now uxeil by the
Constitution, and shall commence from and after
their election, and expire at the next general elec
tion thereafter, ut which their successors an; elec
ted. Sec. 2. lie it further enacted, That it shall be
the duty of the Secretary of State, to give notice
ol tins act, und the amendment of the
t ion r,r nosed humhv. at laaat aiv mnntha nnuaaH.
. r , V , T- , : . on (jii. v a n ass, nil isiied in tin, l 'i i i.o us, ol an v d luien-
ingthe next general election, by advertising in ileus, from the smallest cabinet m life alw-mkoneaa war
three or more public newspapers published in .this ranted. I!y this process but out fitting is reipiirud ufter
State; uiul at the said election, the qualified elec-; e Photograph is taken.
tors VOtins; for members of the Legislature, shall j T'lu' hT placed their prices for I'hotographs on pa-
, . . , t, . , 0 i , . per below the es ;th ished Northern rates,
also vote lor or iigiunst the said Bmenampnt. Jn ! 1 ,.,n,i,., ' ., ,,'. ,. l.. i.. n. i.-.i
iiiiiiiuci i' 'i i" i. 1 1 1 y , (ij-nii..
The returning officer ot each and every election
precinct, shall ask each and every voter whether
tic is for or against the proposed amendment, and
shall explain the same to him, and shall cause a
separate record ol said votes to be kept for and
against the proposed amendment ; und shall make I
a true and correct return i f said votes to the Slier- !
iff or general returning officer of the county ; and
it shall be the duty of the Sheriff of each coumy
lo furnish every returning officer with a copy ' of
Sec. 3. lie it further enacted, That the Sheriff
or general returning officer, shall make returns of I
all votes given for or against said amendments,
and also of the w hole number of votes given for
members of the Legislature in their respective
counties, to the Secretary of State, in the same
manner as prescribed by law in relation to Ropfc
sentntlves in Congress; and it shall be the duty of
the Secretary of State, to lay all such returns be
fore the next succeeding Legislature w ith a digest
ed vote of each county for and against said amend
ments, and also the aggregate vote of each county
cast I'or members of the Legislature; and if it
shall appear that a majority of the qualified ejec
tors voting for members of the Legislature shall
have voted for said amendments, then the same
shall lie inserted by the said Legislature as a part
of the Constitution of this Stats.
Sue. 4. lie it further enacted, That the Auditor
of Public Accounts shall issue a warrantor war
rants on the Treasurer for the expenses of the
publication of this act, in favor of any person or
persons to wnotn me same may ne uue, on thu ccr
tlficftte of the Secretary of State that th
W 11,1,1 AM S. BARRY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
duiiN j. vmrtvn,
President of the Senate.
A pproved, February 2d, 1 x.u.
JOHN J. McRAHfc
AN ACT to amend the Constitution of tin,' Stale
of Mississippi in relation to suits against, the
Skction 1. Be it ennctul hy tie Leijishitvre
of the State of Mississippi, (two thirds of each
house Concurring,) That the tenth section of the
seventh article of the constitution of the State,!
Stricken out and abrogated and in lieu thereof, !
the following section adopted und inserted in- j
s.ead, viz :
"See. 10. No suit shall ever be instituted
agaiust the State."
Six. 2. lie it further enacted, That it shall!
be the duty of the Secretary of State to give no
ties of this act, and the amendment of the constitu
tion proposed hereby, at least six months prece
ding the next general election, by advertising in 1
three or more public newspapers published in the
State; and at the said election, the qualified elec- i
manner lOlIOWtng, to-wit :
The returning officer of each and every election ,
precinct, shall tisk each and every voter whether I
he is for or against the proposed amendment, and 1
shall explain the Same to turn; anil shalreause a
separate record of said votes to he kept, under the
head of " suits against the State, amendment." and
" suits against the State, no amendment, and shall
make a true return of said votes to the sherlffjjf
general returning ollioi r of the county, and it shall
be the dutv of the sheriff of each County to fur
nish every returning officer with a copy of this act.
Sso. 8, Ik it further enacted. That the sher
iff or general returning officer shall make returns
of all votes given for or against said amendment,
and also of the whole number of votes given for
members ol the legislature 111 their respective
counties, to me secretary ol Mate, 111 tlie same
manner as prescribed by law in relation to repeat
sontativos in Congress; and it shall he the duty
of the Secretary of Shite to lay all such returns
before the next succeeding legislature, with a di
gested vote of each county for and against said
amendment, and also tho aggregate vote of each
county east for members of the legislature ; and if
it shall appear that a majority of the qualified
electors voting for members of the legislature, shall
have voted for said amendment, then the same
shall he inserted by the said legislature as a part
01 cue cousiiuiuou 01 me cniue.
Sue. 4. lie it further 1 nacted, That the audi
tor of public accounts shall issue a warrant or
warrants on the treasurer for the expenses of the
publication of this act, in favor of any person or
persons to whom the same may he due, on the cer
tificate of the Secretary of State that the account
Approved, March 11,1 SAG.
April '., 1857. fim.
Ilcriiig's Patent t'hampioii
WITH HALL'S PATENT POWDEK-Proi.ff jpa
I.oi'ks -the same thai were awarded sep-I9lH
arats Xaoalsai the World'! Fair, London, ls.'ii
and the World's Fair, Now York L858 : and arc tho only
American Safes Unit were invur.d medals at the London
These Safes are now admitted to he ssperlor to any
ever offere to the public ; and the inbsortbeSJI chiillenge
the world do produce an Instance of these ySja failing to
preserve their contents through the hottest UraLcr 11 htTP
glar picking tho lock.
The aubscribcrs and their agents are the onlvPpersous
authorized to make and sell Herring's Pa nt Cflampion
Safe, with Hall's Patent Powder-I'roof Looks.
S. C. BBRtUKQ 4 CO.
Oreen lllock, 13.S, 137 and 1SS Water St., and Mnrrav
St., New York.
THE copartnership heretofore existing between
Davis, Iialhert, A' Sims, is this day disso
by mutual consent. Those indebted will sctllf 1
with Halbertor Sims, who are authorized to make j
all settlements. It. Davis will oOOtinuc in the prac-1
ticc of the law. It. DAVIS.
J. L. H ALBERT.
Dec. 27 'fid-no 1. M.W.SIMS.
IT is absolutely necessary that our acooant! fr Hie past
your be paid at once, of unless it iiidone, our engage
ments cannot be met. Friends rail and oblige as.
Feb. 26th, 1857. J. W. PLATT.
m"4 m a f& ,r rvrr
ir -m. f 1 . r ,i r v ,ir4 m .m .tn.
Messrs. MEACHAM & SANDERS.
l R now prepared to take Photogranlm ofjjjTSg
1 every description, Hniahod in INDIA I.NKSsjS?
'r 'L'JnS. and as neatly executed as they can be got-
P any o. mm rern cities : aiao, rmuograpus
sllyle of the art. Old picture!! of any description copied j
and enlarged to any eftOj on paper or canvass, and likencss-
RoOnU up stairs, fuiir dour west of th
HU. Karob A, '6
REYNOLDS, WITIIERSP00N, k 10.
HAVE REMOVED THEIR STOCK OK
To tliy noH tthd handsome Stin, No. M S iilur St.
out- door abova St. ffanoUi htrect, where thty wlflf
b plaasod to .t;e their friend and customara.
Siu of the Padlock.
HARDWARE & HOUSE-FURNISHING GOODS.
Vl'K urc new receiving from Europe direct, a large and
" complete assortment of nil descriptions oi HHELF
and HE.IVV HARDWARE, including t lie newest stvles
of SHEFFIELD POCKBI and TABLE CUTLERY. Also
Plantation Goodi, inch ;is Trace Otealns, Hoes, Locks,
.'inc Double Ilarre tied Gnna, PtatolSi ee.
TTa have oonatantly on hand
Bar and Bundle Iron.
SWEDES, ENGLISH AND AMER1CAH..
Cooking Stores, Hartford Collins AXCS, Tinware,
Woodnare, (tenting Stoves, Spades, Shovels,
Shovels und TongS, CsSlingB. Nails,
Comsbollers, Fenders, Andirons,
Tinplate, Strowcuttors, Prnsbcs,
Lumps, Copper, Zinc.
I 'lows, Wheelbarrows,
Brooms, Buckets, &c.
Also, The latest styles of House-Furnishing
We manufacture Tin, Copper and Sheet-
iron Ware, and keep Tinners' Tools and .Machines. :
JJeiji"' Particular attention is invited to our I'llt
I'l.'LAK SAWS, imported from Spear & Jackson, j
Sheffield, England, which are greatly mperior to
any yet introduced in the South ; and to the
" Young America" CORN and COU MILL, which
has given so much satisfaction to those who have
used them. For sale, on reasonable terms, hy
REYNOLDS, WITHERSPOON .t CO.,
Nov27tf. No. U, Water street, Mobile.
fls" Jack I'. RlOHAKDSON is engaged in the
above House, and respectfully solicits the patron
age of his friends, St the nur quarters.
T. J.CROW, Proprietor,
THIS commodious Ic long established Hotel
has been refitted anil enlarged, and offerl the nwt
oomfortable soconunooatloni t., the travollng public. A
fine t,vo-stnrv jiorch has been noently erected in front,
with a Dagoenoan room attached. The Tublc is supplied
without regard to expense. The houao is altaased on
Tanneaaee Street, Beat of the Court House, febls-ly.
Office opposite the Post Office,
April 28rd, 1857. lfi-ly.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS.
Corner Water A' St.
fTMIK Fifth Session of this Institution will
J. coininenro m odnctdav the Und
rftsiiit. Tho TruiiteeB bare great pltaiproln
aninmneiiitf to tin1 public that twy liuvi1 sc
cured as President of the College, the Rev.
w H. Mitchell, P. D .f Florence, n ffoutleinuu well
known a poeaeeiing the very highest quaJifleatiom for
thy position Ji ripd lehoJar, an PiH-rWir nan, and an
able mid acoompUihed teacher. It in oonfldonMy believed
dint undtT hirt adnsinletratioi t)u nstitution will become
all that it most Manj'tiine friends can desire.
REV. W. II. MHOHEIX, D,
STITIMUS P RICE
Professor of Mathematics
and Ancient Languages,
Missks VALKXTIXK k HEMIUPP, Araistants
in the Literary Department.
PnoK. AUtil'ST NKWMAYKK, Teacher of In
strumental and Vocal Music.
S. DK StlTO, A. M., Professor of Modern Lan
guages. Mas. YM. LEIGH, Matron of the Hoarding De
partment The Boarding Department is now admirably arranged
and believed to he one of the bstt connected" with such
an Institution to he round any whore, Termi at heretofore.
For particular! apply to the Praaidentof tho College.
Florence, Ala, March, .rth 1n57.
WIUXJHT ,fc bios,
Iron ;iimI Brass Founders.
AND BTjrt.DBBS Of
flRCCLAK-SAW MILLS. HORSE POWERS,
COTTON tilNS, COTTON AND WOOL
CARDS, THRASHERS AND WHEAT
KAN'S, CORN SHK.LLERS, CORN AND
COP CRUSHERS, IRON AND WOOL)
LATHES, COACH AXLES AND BOXES ;
Fancy Iron Fencing, for Yard, Lintel and
Weiphts, Gearing of all kinds and ize, infaet,
anything wanted in M ood, Iron or Brims,
All of which we will sell Low for Cash nnd CASH
ONLY. As we bare learned by experieaee, that our
husinoss will Dot nay by Working on tint, W! are forced
to work for CASH, or not at all. Wo have to pay cash
for hands, cash for Iron and Coal, and cash for " hog and
kom iny" so wo hope no one will ask time. We will take
HO or 9(1 day hill for sums over $100 ; but for all less
amounts we ahull expect the CASH before tho work leaves
tho ATiop, or is received from our agents.
Fi.orknok Ala., May 1st, 185S. f.
AAA CIGARS. Fine ChowinR and Smoking
' Tobacco, Rntiff. PincH, 4o., at.
BARTON a Corner.
laws i wi. mm
tt a i i ii o it in.
CliAr. LV. An Act to increase the Pup of t
Officers of the Armv.
Be it enacted bu the Senate and House of Pep
resrntativrs of the I'nited States of America in
Congress assembled, That from and after the com
menccment of the present Ileal year, the pay ot
each commissioned officer of the army, Including
military storekeepers, shall he increased twenty
dollars per month, and that the Commutation
price of olllcurs' subsistence shall be thirty cents
Sue. 2. ;J bit i( further eiiKttsl, Tlmt the.
Secretary of War lie authorized, on the recotn-l
mendation of the council of administration, to ex-'
tend the additional pay herein provided to any
person serving us chaplain, at any post of the
Approved, February 21, 1H;7.
Chap. LVI, An Act relating to Foreign Coins
and to the Coinage of Cents at the Mint of the
Be it enacted by the Senate and Iliaise of lleji
resentatives of the United Stutes of America in
Congress assembled, That the pieces commonly
known as the quarter, eighth, und sixteenth of the
Spanish pillar dollar, and of the Mexican dollkr.l
shall be receivable nt the treasury of the United
States, and its several Offices, and at the several
post-otliees and tand-ofilcct, at the rates of valua
tion following, that is to say, the fourth of a
dollar, or piece of two reals, at twenty cents ; the
eighth of u dollar, or piece of one real, ut ten
cents ; and the sixteenth of a dollar, or half real,
at five cents.
Sec 2, And be it farther enacted, That the
said coins, when so received, shall not again be
paid out, or put in circulation, but shall be rerout
ed at the mint: And it shall he the duty of the
director of the mint, wilh the approval of the
Secretary of the Treasury, to prescribe such reg
ulations as may be necessary ami proper, to secure
their transmission to the mint for recoinnge, and
the return or distribution of the proceeds thereof,
when deemed expedient, and to prescribe such
forms of account as may he appropriate and ap
plicable to the circumstance! : Provided, That the
expenses incident to such transmission or distribu
tion, and of recoinnge, shall be charged against
the account of silver profit and loss, and the net
profits, if any, shall he paid from time into the
treasury of the United States.
Jiec. And be it further enacted, That all
former acts authorizing the currency of foreign
gold or silver coins, and declaring (he same u legal
tender in payment for debts, are hereby repealed ;
but it shall be the duly of the director of the mint
to cause assays to be made, from time to time, of
such foreign coins as inoy be known to our com
merce, to determine their uvcrage weight, finenes.-s,
and value, aud to embrace in his annual report a
statement of the results thereof
Sec, d. And be it further enacted. That from
und after the passage of Ibis act, the standard
weight of the cent coined at the mint shall be
seventy-two grains, or three twentieths oi one
ounce troy, with no greater deviation than four
grains in each piosfl ; and said cent shall be com
posed of eighty-eight per centum of cupper and
twelve per Centum of nickel, of such shape und
device as may he fixed hy the director of the mint,
wilh the approbation of the Secretary of the
Treasury ; and the coinage of the half cent shall
Ski'. 5. And be it further enacted, That the
treasurer of the mint, under the instruction of the
Secretory of the Treasury, shall, front time to time,
purchase from the bullion fund of the mint the
materials necessary for the coinage of such cent
piece, and trazsfer the same to the proper opera
tive officers of the mint to be manufactured and
returned in coin. And the laws in force relating
to the mint und the coinage of the precious metals,
and in regard to the sale and distribution of the
copper coins, shall, so far as applicable, be extend
ed to the coinage herein provided for : Provided,
That the net profits of said coinage, ascertained in
like manner as is prescribed in the second section
of this net, shall he transferred to the treasury of
the United States.
Sec. (i. And be it farther enacted, That it
shall be lawful to pay out the said cent at the
mint in exchange for any of the gold and silver
coins of the United States, and also in exchange
for the former copper coins issued ; and it shall
be lawful to transmit parcels of the said cents,
from time to time, to the assistant treasurers, de
positaries, and other officers of the United States,
under general regulations proposed by the director
of the mint, und approved hy the Secretary of the
Treasury! for exchange as aforesaid. And it shall
also be law ful for the space of two years from the
passage of this act and no longer, to pay out at
the mint the cents aforesaid for thu fractional parts
of 'he dollar hereinbefore namcdjut their nominal
value of twenty-five, twclvc-and -u-half and six-and-a-fourth
Six. 7. And be it further enacted, That here
after the director of the mint shall make his an
nual report to the Secretary of the Treasury, up
to the thirtieth of June in each year, so that the
same may appear in his annual report to Congress
on the finances.
Approved, Pebruary ill, 1H;'i7.
Chap' LVIL An Act to divide the State of Tex
as into two Judicial Districts.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
retculatire if the I'nited States of America in
Congress assembled. That the State of Texas he
and the same is hereby divided into two judicial
districts, in the follow ing manner, to-wit : All the
territory of the State of Texas embraced in the i
counties of Newton. Jasper, Jefferson. Orange,
Tyler, Polk, Liberty, Qalveston, Harris, Mont-1
gnmery, Austin, Fort llcud, Brazoria, Colorado,
Wharton, Matagorda, Lavacca. Jackson, Calhoun,
Dewitt, Victoria, Goliad, Refugio, Sun Patricio,
Nueces, Cameron, Slarr, Webb, and Hidalgo, as
they existed in eighteen hundred and fifty two,
shall compose one district, to be railed the eastern
district of Texas : and all the remaining part of
the territory of the said State shall compose ano
ther district, to be called the we-tem district of
Sep. 2. And be it further enacted, That there
shall he held in each year four terms of the dis
trict court of the eastern district of Texas, two of
which terms shall be begun and held at Galveston
on the first Mondays in December and May, re
spectively ; and the other two shall he begun and
held at Brownsville on the lirst Mondays of March
and October, respectively ; and four terms of the
district court of the western district of Texas shall
be held in each year, two of which terms shall be
b gun and held at Austin on the first Mondays of
January and June, respectively ; and the other
two shall be begun and held at Tyler on the first
Mnnday6 of March and November, respectively :
and the said courts are hereby authorized to hold
adjourned terms when the business of the said
courts shall, in the opinion of the judge or judges,
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all
suits and proceedings of whatever name or nature
pending in the district court of Texas, at any of
the places at which terms of the said courts were
enjoined to be held, and which said places may he
within the eastern district of Texas, shall be trans
ferred to the district court of !he eastern district
of Texas ; nnd such suits and proceedings pending
at any of tho places at which terms of the said
district court were enjoined to be held, and which
said placet may be within the western district,
shall be transferred to the district court of the
western district of Texas ; and this act shall not
product a di: continuance of any fuch IWH or pro
U ' iff K . i y
is iiiiieiih,d and characterized ; lint from the adul
teress we turn with aversion and derision. We
Mttarise one as foolish : we turn from the other as
wicked. We hold up one as a warninir for herself
for her ow n correction ; of the other we say
" f)b, no ! we never mention her."
One Is giddy, and the other is wicked. It is a I
fact not credible to any of us, that many married
women hover, fiir the greater part of their lifetime,
ill this region of vanity and Battery, and yet never
drttm of taking the dark descent. Is it not a
fact ? How many a wife will (hitter her plumage
to the music of Battery, and yet, w hen the romance
is broken by a solicitation of chastity, will sturt,
and, w ith hands upon her cars, fly as if a goblin
damned lOOd before her. It is a fact perfectly
well established by all observations of life, that a
woman may indulge in these sentiments, accept,
this treadir nt, and feel this pleasure, whose heart :
is never touched by illicit love ; and I submit that. '
unless the heart is conquered, adultery is impost!
blft I submit that this conduct, upon w hich my
learned brother is about to insist, is worthless in j
the judgment of the law, as circumstantial evidence, 1
to eatablbh it. and I oppose it on that ground ; and .
w e cannot misunderstand each other so much as
that you should think I approve this sort of con
duct. I go as far as you, or any one, in the moral
condemnation of it, and I have no words to defend
it, its undue levity, its frivolity, and its danger;
but 1 meet you as .1 lawyer, as an observer of life, I
on all wo know of the heart of man. or woman,
tnd I submit that ten! of thousands of w ives have
gone so far, and yet could never justly la' suspected
Of having taken the last final step.
Permit me to remind you, under his Honor's'
direction, of the decisive expression the law givi
in this case. In a case much strongor than these ,
letters make this case, a judgment has been ren- j
dered by one of my brother ecclesiastical Judges,
a wise man and a good man. who understands life
and the nature of men and women. He knows j
that ten thousand fashionable women eome home
tt midnight from parties, to find their husbands j
asleep, aye, and to be conscious of a truer pleasure, f
when they lay down by their sides, than from the
admiration, from the devotion, of the flattering
throng, whose words have been playing around ,
the bend, but come no nearer the heart. There
fbw, I doubt not. we shall all agree upon my !
brother's polished denunciations of the vice of'
It is an error to think that a long (are it
essential to good morals, or that laughing is an un
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