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Ve THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE, a very large paper,
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Repeal of the Bankrupt Law.
ij00 j. Macphiksok Berkikn, from the Ju?
diciary Committee in the United States Senate,
aide a report to that body a few days since upon
jbe subject of a repeal of the Bankrupt Law, which
I vc jhouid be glad, did our space allow, to spread
I at Jength before our readers. Its arguments against
.j;e repeal of this Law are to our minds conclu
,jve and we trust they will receive close and con
tiderate attention from every portion of our citi
] ^ Jn order that their genera' scope may be
more clearly seen we shall present as full an abj
.trectoftheTeportas possible.
Xbe Committee 9ty that if it is proper to repeal
jl>e Law it must be for one or all of the following
ft jssni:
1 Because Congress bad no power to enact it:
I Because, admitting the existence ol die power, it was
Brtpedienttseserche it; or,
1 Because, conceding both the power and the expedi
g^y of its exercise, a distinct and well ascertained public
Pjioloo now demands its repeal.
CoBcerning the first two alleged reasons the
Comnuttee say but little. Both the Constitution
iJjty and the Expediency of the Law have been
repeatedly and decisively affirmed by the Senate.
The chief point upon which the advocates of ?c
pesl rely, is an alleged hostility in the public
mind to the measure, and that this of itself is suffi?
ciently deliberate, decisive and universal to make
it the duty of a representative government at once
to repeal the Law. The Committee proceed then
to examine this question of fact, and present a mass
of evidence whish thoy deem conclusive against
the existence of any such opinion.
If reference be had to the expressions of the
Public J?re9s, it will be found that it demands a
modification, and not a repeal, of the Law. ]fj
recourse be had to the petitions presented in the
Senate upon the subject the following result is ex?
hibited: During the last and present sessions of
the Senate, there have been petitioners
For a repeal of the Act.......5,240
Against such repeal.43,664
For a modification.1,758
For modification or repeal.4,342
For a postponement.447
Resolutions have passed the Legislatures of
Connecticut, Maine, Mississippi, Vermont and
Ohio in favor of repeal. The Legislature of Del?
aware passed resolutions against the repeal; that
of Illinois for repeal or modification and that of
Rhode Island for a suspension of tbo act.
These statements give the general results of an
cutnination into the popular will in tho only mode
in which it can be ascertained; but the Committee
think that a more correct view of enlightened pub?
lic opinion can be obtained by reference to answers
returned by different persons to inquiries upon the
subject made by iho Secretary of State. They ac?
cordingly publish a collection of these returns, of
which the substance is as follows:
The District Attorney of Maine answers that the opera?
tion of the law bas been salutary in his district, and that few
If say cases ot fraud have occurred under it.
The District Judge of the Southern District of New-York
states that most of the applicants have been hopelessly in
saieut; that their integrity is untarnished, and that com
?uitlTely few in the District have made voluntary applica?
tion for the benefit^ ofthe law.
The Clerk of the District Court of New-Jersey reports
thai no caseol application has come to his knowledge where
theaaeti would pay six per cent, upon the schedule of
eUimj; lhat the law there appears lo be merely a spong
lajf oat in form of what was on all hands long since held to
he lost.
The District A ttorney of Western Pennsylvania says lhat
all the tnsil effects of the law have been already suffered,
aadtbai hereafter It will operate decidedly for the benefit
ef creditors. Its repeal, be thinks, would be most unfortu?
Associate Justice Daniel, of the U. S. Sapreme Court, be?
lieves the effects of the law have been detrimental, and
thinks it sbou Id be repealed.
The U. S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of
Virginia thinks the general tendency of the voluntary branch
of the law has been pernicious.
The District Judge of Maine states lhat so far as the act is
corapaI?ory,its operation has been decidedly salutary. The
Tolsntary provisions, though ollen beneficent, he thinks
should be repealed.
The District Attorney of Vermont stales that, from the
anti commercial character of lhat State, the law is not re?
garded wiih favor there.
The District Jodge of New-Hampshlre think* that if the
volnntary provision was repealed the Law woald be looked
upon with more favor in that Slate, than it has thus far re?
Judge Story of the U. 8. Supreme Court, thinks that it is
too soon to pronounce decisively as to the character and
operation oi the Law. So far as be has observed its work
log in his own circuit he thinks it has been decidedly salu
Tbe District Judge of Connecticut states " theiesultof
his observation, lhat tbe effect of the Law upon ihe creditor
hai not been Injurious or prejudicial to bis rights; it has
afforded relief to the debtor and been decidedly beneficial
to the pttblic.
The Judge of tbe Eastern District of Pennsylvania, states
that the Law has bad a beneficial effect upon the commu
aity to bis district.
Judge McLean ofthe U. S. Supreme Court thinks that if
ihe voluntary provision were stricken out and the operation
ofthe Law limited to traders, Its effect would be salutary.
Tbe District Judge of Ohio states that both creditors and
nehtors have been benefited by Ihe Law.
The District Attorney of Ohio believes that the Operation
of the law has been satisfactory to both creditors and debt?
or* of ibat District.
Tbe District Attorney of Tennessee thinks tbe repeal of
the law desired by a majority ol the people of his District;
usoagtj he believes neither the country generally, nor any
HWO-tdnal creditor has suffered from its operation.
The Clerk of die Court of the Southern District of Ala
j>*Stt states, as Uie resort of iaquiiy among members of tue
?*r, thai the lawi? unanimously believed to have been ben?
The Judge of the Northern District of Ncw-Yoik thinks
m*tthe opcrauon of the law has been salutary, and thai
t??e atone t? wanting to demonstrate the wisdom and expe?
diency of the Uw to universal taihiacuon.
Jndge BaMwin,of the U. S. Supreme Court, thinks tbe
?w oaxhi to remain, so far at least as it embraces iovoiua
t*ry bankruptcy.
The District Jodge of Michigan says be has been happily
dttappointeo ia the beneficial operation of the law and that
Mies general satisfaction.
lue Dtatrict Ju?ge of lodiana thinks that the voluntary
Pmrisiou of the law has been greatly resorted to by small
debtors as the easiest mode of wiping oat their engage?
ments ; bat ia cases of heavy Insolvency and so far a? the
?fflaalary section is concerned, its effect, be thinks, bas
highly salutary.
The District Jodge of Missouri41 feels deeply and solemn
Impressed with the opinion that the bankrupt act, ?r at
***ttt?st part which provides for cases of voluntary bank
jS?f? is clearly unconstitutional, is unjust in the highest
Po^ible degree to creditors. Is mischievous in its tendencies
J*j rir,?ctJS ?nd is shockingly demoralizing." This he gives
JJjW as his own opinion not as the result of any observa
of the practical operation of the law in his own dtetriet.
Looking to all these expressions of public opinion
^? Committee think that not tbo repeal but e-nly
?? edification of the Bankrupt Law is desired
?7 *ey considerable portion of the public. Re?
tarding it aa the duty of Congress, therefore, to
establish a uniform system of bankruptcy, to
*Ulo firmly ?nd permanently a system or method
VOL. II. IVO. 265.
of regulating the relations ef debtor and creditor,"
tbe Committee proceed to recommend such a sys?
tem as shall be adapted to the commercial exigen?
cies of the community and calculated to form a
part of the permanent jurisprudence of the country.
The salutary influence of such a law, they think,
will be manifested.
1. By the prevention uf undue credit;
2. By preventing partial assignments;.
3. By substituting one uniform rule for tbo con?
flicting bankrupt and insolvent laws of the several
4. Bj arming the creditor with n power to force
a failing debtor to go into liquidation before his
a930ts are wasted by desperate speculations, to
which men in such circumstances are generally
tempted. And they lind additional motives for its
enactment now,
1. In the consideration that the benefits of the
law have already been extended to a pottion of tbe
people, und lhat its sudden repeal would be a de?
nial of equal justice to others ;
2. That by a decision in the Courts of one State
of the Union, the people of that State have been
cut off from all the benefits of the law ;
3. That the bankrupt law is kut the necessary
exercise of a beneficent power ;
4. That its repeal will injure American credit
5. That the law will prevent the ruinous opera?
tion of 'stny laws;' and
6. That it extends the protection of the Govern?
ment to a class of citizens who, though poor and
unfortunate, ought not for that cause to be beyond
the pale of its protection.
For theso reasons the Committee report the
House repeal bill to the Senate with the following
1. Te repeal the law of 1341, provided that such repeal
shall not prevent the determination of any pending case,
that all oflenres and penalties under the former act shall be
still prosecuted, and that no rights acquired under it shall
be in any way affected or repaired by this repeal.
2. That if i>ny person, owing debts noi contracted by de?
falcation, shall file a declaration of insolvency in the District
Conn, with a list of his creditors, the Clerk ?hall sign a me?
morandum, which shall be sufficient authority for an adver?
tisement of such declaration ; and every su?h declaration
?hall be an ?rt of bankruptcy) and the Court may, eight
days after and within two months of the insertion of the ad?
vertisement, on the petition of any creditor to the amount
of $300, or ar.y number of creditors lo Ihe amount of $300
decree sue person bankrupt.
3 That the person and properly of 6uch debtor shall be
excepted from arrest and levy.
4. That if any merchant or trader shall leave the State.or
convey away his property with intent lo defraud his credi
ors, he shall he deemed lo have committed an act of bank?
ruptcy, provided lhat none but traders shall he liable to these
provisions of ibe act,and that uo partnership concern shall
be liable in their joint character.
5. That if any person liab !e to be made a bankrupt ac?
cording to these provisions, shall convey his effects by deed
lo a?y creditor, the execution of the deed skull be deemed
au act of bankruptcy if a petit'on be filed within Uiree
months, provided that the deed not be valid unless for the
I equal benefit of atl bis creditors, nor unless executed by
each trustee within 15 days after its first execution.
6. That the assignees of the bankrupt's estate shall be
chosen by the majority in value of the bankrupt's creditors
7. No final discharge shall be allowed to any bankrupt un
less be shall first file in the Clerk's office the written consent*
in value of a mnjority of his creditors to its allowance, and
his oath lhat such consent was obtained withont fraud ; and
a creditor may be beard again.-l the allowance and shall
have the right of appeal from the decision of the Court and
of trial by jury, as is provided by the existing law.
8. That wUen a decree shall be rendered against ene or
more members of a firm in iheir individual capacity, the
separate estate only of such baukrupl shall be ve?ted in the
assignee appointed.
9. That the Courts having jurisdiction after a petition
filed shall Uave jurisdiction is secure property of tbe bank?
rupt to which the assignee may become entitled.
10. That all questions arising and all orders necessary, ex'
cept the final decree may be heard and given by a Commis?
sioner with right of appeal to the District Judge.
11. That debts under proceedings in bankruptcy may be
proved by foreign creditors before any nvnister or agent of
ihe United States, resident in the same foreign country with
the creditor, or before a Commissioner appointed for the
12. Notices may be served on foreign creditors by publi?
cation in one or more newspapers, and when they are sent
by mail ihe postage shall be pnid.
13. Costs may be decreed by the Court in all controvert?
ed Cases, and such remedies given therefor as arc illowed
In Courts of Fquity.
14. If a majority in value of the creditor* shall ^s*ent the
Court may ditect the Assignee to pay the necessary ex?
panses of the proceedings.
These ate the essential provisions of the Bill
submitted to the Senate by the Judiciary Commit?
tee. They obviate the most valid objections to the
existing Law while they preserve its most essen?
tial benefits. We trust they will be considered
with earnestness end careful thought; and that
some system may be adopted which shall place
the relations of debtrr and creditor upon a more
permanent and equ'table basis than that upor
which heretofore they have rested. This is a qups
tion not of party but of public interest and of jus
tiec; and as such we hope it will be calmly and
cautiously discussed.
Gol? in Alabama.?We learn from the let?
ters of a gentlcmun traveling at the South that
some very valuable Gold Minos have recently been
discovered in Alabama, not far from Montgomery
?said to be th? richest ever found in our Coun?
try. Several thousand persons are now engaged
in searching them for the precious ore, and one
company, which omplnys two hundred laborers,
realize from ihrec to five penny k eights per hand
per day?worth from $5U0 to $75U. This is a
nice business, and if it could hold out, and all do
as weil, it would help Alubama out of her trou?
bles. But there are of course some blanks as well
as prizes.
Exploring ExrtDtTioN.?In speaking of trie
bill introduced into Congress by Mr. Kennedy for
promoting and otherwise rewarding the officers of
the Exploring Expedition, a correspondent of the
Intelligencer says t
" The results of the Expedition are vast and sat?
isfactory in all tbe various departments of science.
The boundless Baciric, yea the world, with its thou?
sand dangers, has been explored in many parts,
and numerous impediments to navigation laid open
to our important, increasing, and enterprising com?
merce, and friendly intercour*o established with
the countless tribes of the South Sea isles. The
duration of the enterprise is w ithout parallel in our
Navy. Tbo exemption from disease and death is
equally so, and reflects credit upon the Command?
ing Olbcers."
tor Doctor JLartluer'a jLrctareav?The second
edition of Doctor Larduer's complete Course of lectures
delivered ia the City of New-York is published and tor sale
at this office. Price 25 cents The subjects embraced in
Hie Lectures are: Electricity?The San?Galvanism?Tbe
Fixed Stars?Magnetic Needle?Latitude and Longitude
Bleaching, Tanning?Popular Fallacies?Light?Falling
Stars?Temporary Stars?Historical Sketch of Astronomy?
Dew?Science aided by Art?Scieatifis Discoveries?Sound
?Vibrations of the Retina; Voltaic Battery?Steam "Engines
of Great Britain and America,
03* The Rainbow, or Odd-Fellows Semi
Monthly Magazine, No. 4, has just been issued by
Adee & Estabrook. It is embellished with a ?ne
engraved view of the Suspension Bridge, Fviburg,
Switzerland, and has original Literary papers from
nine contributors, some of them favorably known.
This work is well got up. and we believe the now
numerous and influential Society of Odd-Fellows
must regard it with pride and affection, while they
derive pleasure and instruction from its perusal.
DCT The Washingtonian Reformer rind Uni?
versal Peace-Maker, a new weekly paper, edited
by William Wallace of Kentucky, was first
issued on Saturday last. It is edited with ability,
neatly printed, and devoted strictly to the Tempe?
rance Cause. The fir?t number opens with a most
impressive Temperance tale. We trust this little
paper (which sells for the lowest price of a glass
of grog) will live to persuade many a man never to
drink another glas?. Although eschewing Alco?
hol, it is full of spirit.
OCP Beautiful German Books.-Messrs.
Eichtbal &. Bernhard, No. 3 Spruce street, have
recently imported from Germany some of the most
elegantly primed and illustrated works which we
have ever seen. TheeditionsofGeer.be, Schiller,
Lessing, Wieland, Klopstock, &c. &c. are all
in the best style, and prices arc full forty per cent,
lower than they were ever offered for in this coun?
try before. These gentlemin also publish at the
same place a semi-weekly German literary paper,
called the Deutsche SchncUpost.
German Reformed Church.?A special meet?
ing of the General Synod of the German Reformed
Church was recently held at Lebanon, Pa. at
which the Rev. F. W. Krtimmacher, D. D. of El?
berfeld, Prussia, was unanimously chosen profes?
sor of the Mercersburg College, and the Rev. B.
S. Schenck and T. L. Hoffedftz, D. D. appointed
a committee to proceed to Germany with the invi?
tation to Dr. Krummacher. A plan was repered
for the endowment of the German Professorship.
This plan contemplates the raising of $15,000.
Dueling.?A law has been introduced into the
Legislature of Louisiana upon the subject of dueling.
It provides for the repeal of all existing laws on
the subject, and for the appointment of a " Board
of Honor " of five, to whom shall be referred all
matters of personal difficulty and who shall, if un?
successful in procuring a reconciliation, prescribe
the terms and superintend the combat. If any
choose to fight ' on their own hook,' without con?
sulting the Board, they are to suffer infamous con?
finement for life. We believe this plan has been
tried once before, not however by legal enactment.
Dd3 The Rochester Democrat says that the most
severe snow storm known for several years occur?
red in that section'on the 5th, and blocked up all
the roads in the vicinity. The cars which left
Buffalo in the morning got no farther than Attica,
and there stuck, the passengers and mails being
.forwarded by sleighs. But even thus they got but
about three miles beyond Batavja whence they were
forced to return. Great numbers of men were
employed in clearing the tracks, but for a day or
two the trains must be greatly impeded.
Curk for Htdropmobia.?At Udina, in Fri
ule, a poor man, lying under the frightful tortures
of hydrophobia, was cured with some draughts of
vinegar, given him by mistake instead of poison.
A physician in Padua got intelligence of this re
sul at Udina, and tried the same remedy upon a
patient at the hospital, administered to him a
pound of vinegar in the morning, another at noon,
und u third at sunset, and the man was speedily
and perfectly cured.
Harrisb?ro, Feb. 19.? A forger named Ed?
ward Clark, who (led from Oneida co. N. Y. hav?
ing been released on bail, was discovered to-day by
persons who came in pursuit of him. with Gov.
Bouck's requisition ; when they nttempted to ar?
rest him the fellow made fight, and in the fracas,
some were considerably hurt. He was at length
secured and committed to prison.
CP The hunters in the interior have been rn
joying a fine season. Moose, Deer, Bear, Foxes,
Sables, &c. have been taken in large numbers. A
tin peddler came into town yesterday with a heavy
load of pelts of various kinds. He had a large
number of Fox-skins, and they were s? arranged
ns to make a rich display. It makes the eyes of
fur-dealer? glisten. [Bangor Whig.
uCF We learn that a duel is on the topis between
two members of the Legislature belonging to
either House. It is not stated to us when it is to
take place:?We hope not at all. [N. O. Bui.
rXJ3 Tho Picayune says they call gouging in
New Orleans, " operating for strabismus on the
Kentucky system."
JET Doctoe Ltell's Lectures on Geologt.?The
second edition of these crltbrated Lectures as reported for
The Tribune is now ready. It contains an Engraved
Frontispiece exhibiting an idealsecdon of part of the Earth's
crust, withexpianatinns. It will also contain a general In?
troduction to Geologj- not bet?re published. Lecture L
embraces the following subjects: Auvergne, Lacustrine
Period, Volcanic P'riod, Eruption of Coseguina, Mount
Dor. Lecture II. The Earth's Strata, Marine Strata. Pe?
riods, Aurergne District, Sub Appenines, Mount .Etna ?
Lecture III. Upheaval and Subsidence of the Earth, Na?
ples, Tempieof Serapis, Monte Nuovo. Lecture IV. Co?
ral Reefs. Coral Islands. Lecture V. Origin of Coal. Lec?
ture VI. Fossil Foot-prints. Lecture VII. Recession of
the Falls of Niagara. Lecture VUL Boulders and Ice?
To the above is also added ia this edition, a Sketch of the
Lecture of Dr. J. Augustine Smith, delivered before the
Lyceum of Natural History on Uie Sth ol December last en
the Different Races of Men.
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receive 12 copies by mad.
TT As a work of convenient reference for Families, Mer
chants and Mechanics, the United States Register and Whig
Almemaefor 1343 will be found superior to any other wbicb
can be toand in the market for any thing like the same
money. Beside a Life of Henry Clay, complete Calendar for
alllhe Stales, tables of Eclipses and other astronomical cal?
culations, it contains as roach useful reading matter as is
lound in an ordinary fifty cent volume- Its Tables of Pop?
ulation of the diflereat States, and Times of holding Elec?
tions, aad Election Returns of all the Stales are subjects of j
peraanem usefulness. Every family and every orfice aad \
store ia the conn iry ought to bare a copy of this useful work
hanging up in a convenient place for convenience of refer?
ence. Price only 13$ cents per copy.
The Whig Almanac for 1544 will be published in the
month of October,! 3 53, and will contain an immense amount
of useful reading matter, and Tamable Political, Agricultu?
ral, Commercial and Manufactming Statisties. The price
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Xcto==*?tork Slfsislaturt.
IN SENATE....Mo*dat, Feb. 13.
Mr. Bockee reported against the petitions for
an appropriation to furnish vessels on the lakes and
oceans with copies of Sewall's Plates on the Patho?
logy of Drunkenness. Five times the usual num?
ber of copies were ordered.
Mr. Scott reported in favor of the petition of
the Catskill and Canajoharie Railroad Company
for an extension of time to complete their road.
By bill, in relation to the salaries of the Assist?
ant Vice-Chancellor of the first Circuit; the Clerks
and Reporter of the Supreme Court: the Register
and Assistant Register, and Clerks in Chancery.
Fixes certain salaries as follows, including all
allowances for clerks :
Supreme Court Clerk at New-York.$4.oon
'? Albany.....4,300
" " " Urica.4,000
" " " Geoeva.4,000
Register in Chancery, as sued, nud as Clerk of the 3d
Chancery Circuit.3,700
Assistant Register, as such, and as Clerk of the First
Circuit.5000 ,
Chancery Clerk of 2d Circuit. 750 j
" " 4di . 5^0
" M 5th " . 760
" " 6th " . 200
" 7th ?? .....V.. 750
" " Sih " . 750
Assistant Vice Chancellor of the 1st Circuit.2.000
Abolishes the salaries now allowed to the Rrporters of the
Supreme Comtand the Court of Chancery.
By Mr. Franklin, against the petitions for the
alteration of the quarantine of merchant vessels in
the ci'.y of New York. Agreed to.
Motions, Resolutions and Notices.?By Mr.
Ely, to inquire into the expediency of abolishing
tin: Supreme Court Clerk's offices except at Alba?
ny. Agreed to.
Mr. Lott gave notice of a bill to protect bona
ft Je purchasers against the operation of decrees in
bankruptcy in certain cases.
By Mr. Root, that two members bo added to
the Committee to investigate abuses in the man?
agement of the canals, and that Mr. A. B. Dick?
inson, be one of the two.
The motion was rejected?7 to 17.
A bill extending the time for making a second
nr.d final dividend to the credirors of the Commer?
cial Bank in the city of New-York, was received
from the Assembly; and..cn motion of Mr. Scott,
at once had thtcc readings and passed.
Mr. Dickinson offered a resolution, sailing upon
the Comptroller for a report concerning the canal
contracts of David Hamilton. Laid on the table.
Petitions Prksented and Rkferrid.?For
the reduction of the fees for the inspection of pot
and pearl ashes for an alteration of the Common
School law; for aid to the New-York and Etie
Railroad ; of keepers of sailors' boarding houses
in the city of New-York, relative to the loan of ten
thousand dnllars to the Sailors' Home; of Sherman
Pratt and others, of Cortland, for a regulation of
the present mode of Banking; of the mme, for an
alteration of the system of Brokers in the State;
of tho same, for a new regulation relative to the
foreclosure of mortgages.
This gentleman and his associates ask that the
present system of Banking shall be so regulated
as that the loans should be made from week to
week ; that the Brokers shall be forced to pay a
license fee, varying from $ 1,000 to $5,000 ; that
the old Massachusetts law relative to sale on fore?
closure shall be revived, so that so much land
as is sufficient to pay the mortgage shall be set
apart by two appraisers.
; For a modification of the laws relative to the
inspecnon of leather,
j The Speaker presented a petition of Pullen and
Copp relative to abuses on the West Stockbridge
Bills read a third time and tassed.?De?
claratory of certain provisions of the charter of the
New-York Society Library.
To extend the time for the making a second and
final dividend among the creditors of the Commer?
cial Bank.
This drew out a debate as to the propriety of
inserting a mandatory clause, compelling the re?
ceiver to make a dividend of the assets on hand, in
which Messrs. Thompson, Nichoils, W. Hall, Al?
len and Hathaway participated. The bill passed
The Committee cf the Whole, Mr. E. F. War?
ren in the Chair, took up the bill to provide for
the payment of contractors and others on the pub
[ lie works.
The first section is as follows :
4 i. The sum authorized to be borrowed to defray the ex
pe. fes ot the rauals, by the second subdivision, section five,
hi the net entitled " An act to provide for paying the debt
and preserving the ciWit of the State," passed March 29,
1842,nothaviiigbeen loaned for ibatobject, the Comm.s
sioners 01 the Canal Fund are hereby authonxed to bwrrow
on the terms provided in the said act, a sum not exceeding
three hundred and twenty thousand dollar?, nnd to apply the
?am.: to'the payment of arrearages to contractors and others
on the public works, a> provided in the fourth and fifth sub?
divisions of the fifth section of the act before referred to.
The section passed.
The second section is as follows :
?2. The Commissioners of the Canal Fund are authorized
10 i?sue to ihe Tn-asurer, in trust for the Common School
Fund, transferable certificates of stock, in the manner pro?
vided in the act.chap. 114 ?f the laws of 1842, to an amount
not exceeding 8 0?,OC0, bearing interest at the rateol six
?er cent, per annum, payable quarterly, and the principal
reimbursable at 'he plea>ur* ot the State; and when the
said certificates are delivered to the Treasurer, the Comp?
troller shall draw his warrant on the treasury in favor ef
the Commissioners of the Canal Fund for an equal annum;
and the certificate or certificates thus hsued. shall be held
by the Trea nrer, as an investment for the Common School
Fund, and the money paid on this account, shall be takrn
from the capital of that fund. The interests on the certifi?
cate hell bv the Treasurer, .kail be paid out of that por?
tion of the income of the United States Deposite Fund,
which by the sixth and seventh sections of chapter 327 of the
iawsot h>33, was appropriated for five years to Geneva
Cohege, the New York University and Haroiiton Co;l?-ge;
and ibe sum paid annually to these institutions shall ?"
each, to the two termer, and ?j/xh) to the latter, until the
farther order of the Legislature, instead of the sums appro
priated.in the act beiose relerred to.
Mr. M. Brawn said that if the credit of the
Stare was as good as represented to be, it could not
be neces>ary to abstract these sums from the col?
leges, as these institutions depended on tho faith
of the State given them for their loans, and they
could not go on successfully without them. He
thought the State might as well borrow an addi?
tional sum, as to abstract these funds. He offered
an amendment taking the loan to Hamilton Col?
lege from the effect of the section.
Mr. McMurray moved also to except the Uni?
versity of New-York.
Mr. J. C. Brown moved to except Geneva Col?
A long debate ensued, when the Committee rose
and reported, and the House adjourned.
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souse profound secret revealed, having an important and
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that which rehuesto the knowledge of the hmirtosvstem ia
health and disease. How nable ami imibpensabie are
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aiiratiou glow at the ingenoiiy, the near approach to the
standard of perfection, of the present time! Through the
? elaborate investigations of Physiology, or the science of
Ltrt, and the Pathology of prevalent 'disease*, much valua?
ble practical knowledge aa? liern gained. In consequence
of becoming acquainted with the organization,the elements
of the various tissues and structures of the system, remedies
have been sought after and discovered exactly adapted to
combine with, neutralize and expel morbific matter, the
cause of disease, ano substitute healthy action in iu place.
The beautiful simplicity of this mode of treatment Is act
oniy suggested by the pathology of r. v.\ise>, i.. t only u'rate
ful tothe'otTerer.hut perfectly in consonance with tbeoper
ationsof Nature, and satisfactory to the views and reasonings
of every' intelligent, reflecting tuii.d. It ist? ustl:at*?.?MD?'s
SARSArARiLL.\,ascientiriccombtnations?f eN>et;t;a princip es
ot the most valuable vecetable subsi mcrs, operates upon
the system. The Sarwparlln is combined w.th the e.n-.-i
erTeciual aids, the most salutary productions, the inoei po
tenl simples of the vegetable kingdom; and iu unprece?
dented success m the rest ration to health of those who had
long pined under the most distressing chronic maladies,has
given it an exalted character, famishing as 11 does evidence
of its own intrinsic value, ami recommending it to the at.
flicted in term* the arhVted only can know. It has long
been a most important desideratum m the practice of medi*
cine to obta !*. a remedy similar to this?one that would
act on the liver, Stomach and bowels with all the precision
and potency of mineral preparations, yet without any of
their deleterious effects upon the vit'd powers ot the system
The attention of the reaWer is respectfully called to the
following certificates. However great achievements have
heretofore been made by iheuse 01 this Invaluable medicine,
yet daily experience snow,, results still mote remar liable.
The proprietors lieie avail themselves01 die opportunity of
saying it is a source of constant satisfaction that they are
made the means ot relievuis such an amount ol suffering.
NatWARk, J. Dec. 13, IW2,
Messrs. Sands: Gent?Words caonot express the grati?
tude 1 feel lor your treuUueni to me, a str?ng? r buffering
un<ier one wf tho most loathsome diseases iWat na urr la i..i
pableof bearing. The disease with which i ?j> afflicted
commenced with iiiriammaiiou of the eyes, iu the year liJtf,
which caused almost total blindness*, bor ibis I was heated
*ud.finally relieved, but the remedies were such as to cause
the developemeut ot a scrotuious affection on tuy kit arm
near the etbow.
" The patn extended from the shoulder to the end ol my
fingers, ami tor two years my sufferings were beyond vii
enption, I tried various remedies ami consulted different
Physicians in New*York ai!d amongst them the late Dr.
tiushe, who U>ld me the disease ot the arm was caused by
tue large quantity ol mercury taken to sort the inflamma?
tion bi iiiv eyes.
My sufferings continued, the arm enlarged, tumours
lormed Indlflerent place?, and m a ts.v mouths discharged.
making tew running ulcers at out- lime, S"inr above Rod
some below the clb?w, ami the discharge was so offensive
thatnn person could bear to t>e in the room where i w.is ?
1 then applied to another distinguished Physician who told
ne amputation ol the arm was the Only thing that could save
my lite,as it was impossible tocurr sodreaaiuladisease ; hut
as 1 was unwilling to consent to it he recommended me to
use SwainPs Panacea freely, which 1 did without deriving
bat little benefit. "Fur three years 1 wns tumble to raise
my hand to my header comb my hair, and the scrofula now
made iu appearance on my head, destroying the bee in
different places, causing extensive uicerutioiis at dll ?red
;t might reach ami destroy the brain?the head swehrd very
much, accompanied with violent pam, numerous extetuid
remedies were recommended, but they did no i;o?mi.?
\bout a year since ! was taken severely til with a swelling
<>t"the body from head, to foot, so mal I was entirely helpless,
die Doctor advised me to go to the Hospital, for lie did not
understand my ease; tor the last lew mouths I hud been
ifflicied with a severe pain in both sides, at limes s<i hard I
-ould scurc-iy ^et my breath. A back iug cough coustanUy
inuoyed me, and lliis combined with my oilier maladies,
eudered me truly mbcrabie. SuehVgentleMien, ! 'linen
uy situation for seven years of my life when l commenced
die use of your Sariapa' illn, but ?s my case w as considered
hopeless, and the near propect of a speedy dissolution
seemed inevitable, I left but little ehaouragement to perse?
vere. The persuasion of Irieuds induced me m try your
medicine, which in a lew days produced a great change in
iij* system generallyi t?y causing an appetit.-. relieving the
pains, and giving me strength; as success inspires conh?
?nee, I was encouraged lo persevere, my pains grew easier,
my strength returned, lood relished, the ulcersnenled. new
rlesh formed, am? I once more lelt within me that 1 might
gel well. 1 have now used the Sarsnparilla about two
month* and am like a different being. Tue arm that no* to
!?? ampumtfd has entirely healed, u thing that seemed im
trtmible. I can scarcely believe the evidence of my own
eyes, but such is the fact; and it is now as useful ns at 'my
erit id of my life, and my general health is better than it
has been lor years past.
Health; what magic in the word! how many thousands
have sought it in foreign lands and sunny clime;, and have
sought iu vain! Yet itcauiC to me when I bad given up to
lie, and ss I feel the pulsations of health coursing through
rsty veins, my whole heart and soul go foiih 1h fervent
gratitude to (he author of all our sure mercies, tii.il he
ias been graciously pleased to bless the menus made
u-ie of. '? Truly have you proved yourself ti*e tjoud
^umnii'.nn to the afflicted, lor nrxt to my Creator my lue is
indebted to you (or rather) the use of your invaluable ?nrsu
parilla. The value oi such a medicine is countless beyond
price, money cannot pay tor It. 1 have beeu raised (roni
death, I may uy, for my friends and myself thoup hi it im?
possible I could recover. And now gentlemen roner me to
add another prool certified too by my friends and guardians
:is a just acknowledgement o' Ute virtues of your health re?
storing Sarsnparilla. That the afflicted may also ose It and
enjoy the benefits it alone can conler, is the hezi Uelt, fervent
wish of their and your Iriend.
I know Martha Conlin and believe what she ?tates in this
document to be perfectly tru--. JOHN POWKR,
Vicar General or Nicw-Yohk,
Rector of St. Peter'n Church.
Given at New York this 14th day of December, 1B42.
I know Martha Conlin, and have known of her enfTerlng
illness. t JOHN DU110IS, Bishop of New-York.
I place full confidence in the statement mr.de by Martha
Conlin, havfog kuown her the pa*l twenty years. I will
cheerfully give any particulars in relation to her citne to
those who may wish further information .
Superior of the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Prmce
strect, N. Y. Dec. 11, 1842.
I have confidence in Uie repre?entations made by .Martha
Conlin, and have full knowledge of her cas-.
Alderman 10th Ward of the City of New-York.
Dec. 14, 1642,
Martha Conlin has lived in my family the last 13 years,
and I herebv certify the foregoing statement made by her?
self is correct. Mrs. MARY B. LLOYD,
No. 604 Broad sU Newark, N.J.
Sands's Sarsaparilla will also remove and permanemly
cure diseases having their origio in an impure state of the
blood and depraved condition of the general constitution,
viz: Scrofula or King's Evil, in its various fornw; Rheuma?
tism, obstinate cutaneous Eruptions, BlotclVs, Biles, Pim?
ples or Pustules on the face, chrome Sore Eyes, Ringworm
or Tetter, Scald Head, enlargement and pain ol the bones
and joints, stubl>orn Ulcers, syphilitic symptoms, dlVase*
arising from an Injudicious use of Mercury, female derange?
ments, and other similar complaints.
Prepared and sold at wholesale and retail, and for export?
ation, l?y A. B. Sands it Co. No. 273 Broadway, ((;m:j.'.':
Buildings,) corner of Chambers street, N?-w York. Also .-old
by A. B 4t D. Sands, Druggist, No 70 and loo FuItor>st ;
David Sands It Co. No. 77 East Broadway, corner ol Mar?
ket-Street; and by Druggtsr? generally throughout the
Uiiited States. Price $1 per bottle, six hollies f?<r %b.
[iote.?The original documents may be seen by calling at
our store, No. 2?73 Broadway._d22
v boat and packet owners, and all others who an:
... want of pure curled Hair MaUrasse*, ar.d other bedding,
would do well before purcha?ieg elsewhere, to call dt our
Warehouse and examine our ttoc*. as we are confident thnt
after an experience tn the bujiness of upwar ia of twenty
two years, we can furuisli ihem with bedding of the first
quality <s low, If not lower.thin any oiht-rrfsp^msible Iwuse
in or out of the city. G. P. At J. GltA t ACAP,
Upholstery, Bedding and P.ip- r f fanning Ware.9a.se.
No 31 Maiden lane, next door to cor. of Nassau st.
N. B.? G. P. at J. G. would call the attention of Couuiry
Merchants, axd Landlord*, 10 their large stock of French
and American Paper Hangings, r.bich they are srlling at
prices to suit the l^mes._4f 2w*
1"N I >l A KutSber 'S hoea?5:j Maiden !ane.-A
fall an-' perfect as*orun.-n.of India Rubier-? embracing
gentlemen's sheet and cloth Rubber Overshoes, with irati.er
aoles; Ladies' Ovcrshoe?, sheet rubber sod cloth, with rub?
ber and leather ?Jlej; Children's Overshoes, lor girts and
hoys; common Rubbers; Rubber? ltued and trimmed . i..<
dier* Walking Shoes; Oalter ami Half Gaiter Br*oLs; Siik
Elastic T->p Boots, a new articl?. We have greaily reduced
our prices for the remainder of ihr season. Lad es and gen
tkmen who have not sapplietf themselves should not delay
doing so. This is the season m%st necessary to protect the
fret, and wiib a pair of our new and improved Rubbersyou
may put cob's, coogfcs and consumptions at defiance. Oor
shoes have always be??n warranted, and from the uaparal*
Irled dmiaad we think the public are satisfied of thtir su?
periority over any others in the ma rkrt
llf lw* HU PCHINSON it RU.\TOV,55 Maiden lane
COAL.?The subscriber will deliver the
best quality of Peach Orchard Coal at th^ f..lhw:ng
low price*-4creenedaud delivered from ^prd 6U&nm*
wich-str^t, near Le Roy, Nut and Stove |5 00: Broken or
Eg^ $5 50/ Those who wish to s*nd their order may rely
on geuing their Coal according to tins advertisement,
*j?WLlm*by * Ci,y Welgt>er" PKTKR CLINTON.
SHZl- / m)# ?Price Reduced. The inbscnkrr h*v
^^rlirerup his Yard in a very short time, offers the
balance of bi* ??ck of first quality CoaJ, at the very low
nrite of W T5 for broken, egg, and nut sixe>, carefully
Zre*0e4 mad delivered tree Of cartage, tyring low-r than
.i.<? same ouahty of Coai has ever br^a oftered in thu ciiy;
JJt Irt* Yard, eorner of King and Grerowirn.j?._
H. MONARQUE'S, 224 Bowery,
? Fashionable Hat. Op and For Store ha* ou band,
best quality Lynx ami other Morl?, fur trimmings, at prices
to suit the times. New patter? Velvet CRp for ehtlsreo.
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