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Www MmwI?Koutk Ob/. W/ Mt it ulna o cloak, purssant to adjoura B"rt, ud after the usual religion* MnriM), prooeedea to htulmm. On motion, the ceil of the roll m dle yeased with, the minute* ot the lMt meeting read and approved, after which the commlsriiaers were euppllad ?with oopla* of the roll of the General Assembly. A rocooeideration of the vote selecting Clereland aa the west place of meeting for the Convention wae moved by Elder Bntohineon, from the North River Preebytery. After coma discussion, the motion to reconsider was withdrawn. The Older of the day was new taken op, and the first but. in see in order btlng iepo-?H iron Theological Semina ries, the leport of the I'ai >n Seminary was first called. Ksv. Dr. Smiih made the inquired statement as to the condition of lhel institution. From thin we obtiio the following iafirmation:?There were $140,000 which Las tote raised from c jot anas, the seminary In ieprestnted as b? ng in a moat prosperous condition, aad much had bean effrctcd during the pas' year la educating for the ministry; a large nuinier ware employed ia at leuCing id Sabbath school*, and *d .iu twelve were offi ciating as mis* to canes. The action naeeesary towards ?La?.log students to associate more with the people had beta tasvo. Rev. Gio. If. Wak.nkr, of Cayuga, reported ia regard to the ewnditUn of the Auonrn Sein nary, and read a let ter from ihe (acuity, wLicb represented that Institution to he ia u prrspercne stale The number of students, th<ugh not Urge Had teen increased daring the past year, fbt-ie stDcen'* w?>r* en(?ged on the Seboeth in the instruction of oocvlo s ia the State prison, and of these many were wan ed aa pas ora. Such was ths de mand tor them teat if tif y young men tonld be sent f. rth. they would find occupation. As the amount of funds was insufficient, an agent had baen appoln ed to make eoUec ion* Rev. Professor Giorhs H. Day. of OiaeinnaU. repotted the eondiuoa of Lane seminary, the number of eta Oente is thiity-one, and they are taprovmg themselves rapidly 1 r the mlniativ. fbe income it appears, is hard ly sufficient to meet the "senses, end an iojurfjui lm prestiges had been ciealeo in rtgard to tie enoowmsnt ot the seminary, which is entirely erroneous. Kev. Jo>atha.* m . Lro.a reported up >n the state of the Southwestern Martvil >* Seminary. The number of pnpile was very small, but there was a fair prospect of a rtr.val. The founder. Rev. Dr. Anderson, was not able tc attend en account of age. end tne resignation of some < f the pro'eseoi* had betn tendered. A r?p tt was mad# in teg ud to the Northwestern Csrlinville BemiLary by Rev. Saubael G. Mpees, from which It appears iha* that ioati utim ha* 11,500 acre* ol land which hat1 teen pare rased by its f>un er, the late Dr. Plackburne. Twm'y y-ars ego 16,000 acres Lad be u entiled, but ct thee* 1500 acres had beeu ?Tiepraed of for the payment ot rsuces An honorable com promise hid cetn elTec e". in regard to the fund.-' which were in ii'igation Ceiwem thc-jt, uutces of the llliaoi* Col lege and 1 he tros'x's of the ans. The estimated value <f *he lenl in $10<> iOO. and it in calcnla'ed 'liat in five yearn mere they * 111 be wcrtli $150,000. To#.-e lands are tote held in trust until they can be noli for a certain eun-unt, which will be appropriated o tbe bt>a*fi t of ihe sfulnary. lb* srnlaarv b.-te tbs name of i'sfiucder, JUv. Dr.' Bscktutne, by whim the land had been pur -ushaeed. E der TBOUAfi W. Ti uuy, of Union, Teoneeeee, stated tbat a verji talented ? nn erercr ic mini-tar was at prs s*ctergsged n tee orgs,* izitton of a new seminary in Teoneeeee. and that hie effir i premised to te most *ue ciwfiL The uominaion of delegations to foreign bodies bring the next order of the dsy, the following nominations were trade:? General AssodcUim of MutachuulU?Rev. Prof. Geo. E. Day lot Cini.ini.ati, and K>v. Joel Parker. D. D., ot New Yoik. On motion if Rev. Edward C. Pritchftt, of Watertown, the n< miration tf the cth r delega es was referred to a committee, which c neisted ot Rev. Dr. Prentice, Rev. Mewr*. Jenkins and Pritebett. A motion was made by Kit. Dr. A D. Smith, to the effect that Rev. George Catber, of England, be heard in tbe Anson,b y < n Thar-day next, a: ll o'clock, on the increment inaogniate 1 recentiv in that country, on the subject of '? systematic Benevo'eoce " After suae re marks from Rev. Joel Parker, Don. Jndge Parker, Rev. Dr. Adams, and others, the motion was adoptel. The treasurer's report, wbich was read at this stage of the prooeedings, -ho ved a ba ance o* $20 in the treasury. The report was referred to an aati'ing committee of two. The following overtuie was reported from the Com mittee on Bills end Over nres, and placed on the docket, so m to allow Mr. Carutbeis, of the IHatrict ot Columbia, an opportunity ot addressing the Assembly on tha auiject at seme future time:? "Is it competent ft r the pastor of a churoh, the sole ruling elder of eaid chu cn oeing rem >ved by a fa h, or oiharwise, by una with the concurrence of said chursh, to ie:etv? a member and ruling elder from another ohnreh on certificate with a view to his subsequent elee tku and ies al anon as ruling eider ia the place of the alder decerned?'' Kev. Mr. HPRMUtread the report of the Publica'lonC im mittee. Although much had Deen done by thii brdy, aad Ate plan had been induced to a system, the commutes fie label Lg under pecuniary embarrassment*. Owing ,'htse. 'hey bad -sued only two works during the year, i csis'iig of oaly 1,'.50 eipies. Ihe nuenter of tracts Isolated was 20,250 ?esicer ng tie embarra-amenta, however, the plan fi been t? ierabiy sueresaful. The commit ee, with re d to he pablicst'on of Rev. Dr. Bemen'i biok of Psal m y, threw themselves back on the second teiolu'ion of tie S . Ixuis Assembly, ani recommended ihe publica tion whts tie committee sbou d feel itself equsi to the matter. Ihe report fuither sta ed that the com mi it* in terred to app y to the lygl-iacur* for an net of incorpo ra ion. in ctuer to relieve them from the reeponslbiuty ot lhiir sets. It wa* a mat-r of remark that there was a Con raitue of Piblieation for four years without hav lip msee ar y jrorision fir carrying out tha work. I n cer avetv cisadvaitage, $5 000 had been secured for the I'abiicaion Committee, and about $15,(00 tor the Pres byterian home, and tne g-eater portion of the large sum Lad tun raised In Pnilncelphia. The rejort reeommendtd a publication fund, with u fixed capital; the amount would determine the usefulness of the Mi cm-, and the responsibility of ihe church which maintained it. ihe propriety of a simultaneous collec tion fir recur ng such t'ani was recommended, and thus the e> mantle* tou d be In a position to secure tbe con trol m the p eae. The treasurer's report showed a ba .anee in ttcscuiy on the ?th May 1856, ol $236 94 On motion of Rev. Dr. LAik'BltD, the report was rob mi 'ea to tbe -pecial Commltiee. consisting o' nine. Bare the Asssuib'y <okt rtceea ef a fe? mtnu ee, and end cn t* arsen-blirg the following majonty report o' tne C mn it*ee cn the Question ot slavery was read by Rev. Dr Ar t P. bniTH: ? MAJORITY RWOKT. The e- cmit'ee apuoioted oy tne lest General Assembly "to tepcit to >b? n?x-. U-neiel As*- mbly on tbe ooostttn liooal power of tte LTer the suojvjtof alaVthold ii-g in oar cburchsa, '' resptc.fully tuunit tne toUowoig report:?It ebon d be observed nt the oufet that the com - mittee are instructed te report on bat a tingle point?that ol power " The qienion b?l te them is not what it may be wire 'or the A-semblv to do: not what, in n perticuler ce?e or Is genera'?authority Ming presupposed ? would be 'of e? ideation, bat wnat i* the power or the Assembly in the matter of sleveaokit g. Tbij U n question which ceo l>e dstermlnsd only by rtf-irence to our form or giwrumeot. The " power ' on whieh we ere to re po.tU (itit ctrisnsted ee " en* i a ion?!." We ere * c netitu lonel body. No jadicetory of our ohurch bee any legitime te futctiom those wbiob, either <xpr<?s y. or by e'eer i?ph-a'.i<n. the constitution con fers. Kmpkatically shoal 1 tbii be 'aid ot our h'ghest jar ice ory, in new of the tencescy of bu nan nature, in ?cc ealsstiee'. connection*, to a grasptDg atd tyrannous centralism The one man poser et Kims is hardly more *bt orient to tbe (teniae or rrvsbyteriwakici tl.au woa'd be a many beaded papacy under the name and lorm of a <re:.?ial Viembly. U should be remembered also, that ae a visible church, or partlculsr denomination, our eon atitnllcv is the sole bond of on- union. We are united, externally end xrmally, t n'y as that aid ee us. That, of coarse, mast meseare ana limit ihe responsiollity for each other wtich gro*s out cf car anion, ho one part rf our tody can be he'd answers be tor erila in another, which, by the terms of oar confederation, it has no powtr to teach. Tne committee would firtter remark, that tbsy do not'eel themeelvss called cn to preeent their views of tte mo-al character of ilavsry, nor to re argue the qotetion whether ajnveholuing is, in any case, a disciplinable otUnte. Trey do not tuppote tney were apiiointed with reference *o that question. I*, was tho rough, i dUeuaeed la th* A emnli'y of 1850, and the con oiueicn reached, "that the holding our 'allow men in the oonoitl' n ot elaveiy, ?xeep' in those eases where it is anaviir'ebie by tbe lews of the fate, the ob'igvi me cf gnarf isnship, or the demancs of hommity, is an cffence in the proper impoit of the' term, as used in tbe Book of Discipline chapter I, eecthn 3 and sb iald be regard ?d aad treatea in the >ame ? sneer at other offences." This opium baa been reaffirmed e ther expressly or y'rt nelly, by nearly every succeeding As trem bly, inc.udlrg tie last. Nor do the commit 'tne inMcpate that any eensldrrabie pnr.on of the pieeent Astemb'y will either steud tn duub*. oooernirg ft, ?r tnelli e, In the least, to a re r gr?de coarse. Tbe doetrir e srt ii rth at Detroit?set fu'in si-nplgr ae a doc trine, sod i ot ae a law or Ju'-icial ctc'eloe?Is ye", 'h*y judge, th? settled view &? our cbo-rh. Taking tels for gran'ed, heir m le eotce-n is with tbe relvi n of tbe A'svmbly to fbe matter. To de eiirlae tbis point. we have on'y to ascertain what sre he oc as# rational lowers oj hat bt.dy. in respec' to disciplinable -ilfjuce* generally. Its fanetioce, in this reward, we ja^ge, are of tw ? kinds, advisory anC aufho'ita'ire; and imtwren these there should be care'nl discrimination Tne acvsiry function of the Assembly fs of very wide scope. Ac oordlng to the foim of government, ehap'er 12, isction 6, they here the power of reproving, warning, or bear ng testimony sgninat error in doctrine or immorality in practie-, in any einrch, prsebytery or synod," and "of recommencing ? * retorma i n of manners * * through all churches under their rare." Tots function ot repmof tnav be txeieised io tei?ecre to any evil grave enough to call fcr i<. her 1) it an unimportant faoetton. Tbe teitimoay of such a bote as tbe '.eneral As embly, especially if unanimously given, must needs bare area weight. It ha*, indeed, only a moral influence, it is not nntaeritaUve. It biada no other body, not even a succeed ing Assembly. It binds do 'ndiy'duals, yet eases are not wnfrfqweni In wblcb a moral intinence of 'his sort, if not the only cue that eoaid be employed, te the most effica i vtoas. It he* greater power ever the oonsaieooe, of en, the moet e'llngent exercise of bare authority. As It respects the authoritative function of tie Assem bly or its nowvr of discrp ise, that, we judge, csa only be exerdmd in the forms and methods merged out in the CK Dstltatlon It is by no means coextensive with its Ce>tifiing powtr. As oounsei or ttstunony hss only a moral fofov the meaner in which ft shall be put forth Is wisely it ft to the dieeretlon of tbe Assembly. Not so w<'i discipline. Otaeernirg. ae it does, the deawst uih's aid intwrasts. it is of the higheet Importance that the mice of Ite exerciee should be partieularly pre . eribtt .tfo wv Had it In our form of government, i vsn atrp m dis'loetly set forth, end tbe gi sates care 1,?, lo ft ?m all r w'B'd against mistake and abuse n . n mar ? as tn an v aa'tieala' eia?s o( ^ i. , , , ?t 0 '. ng j in 'Uj sas* M be lean flt'-i as a disciplinable matter, it must be ta not ou of the w*>. e*p icitly authorized in the oonut utioo. Tha metnoda >n whioh ihe^utuoritathrw as tun of tha Asaeta by may ba lavckec, u appears froa tna seventh Motion ot tbe Book of Discipline. art four: by ntareuce by ap peal. by complaint, and?to atata tnat last, whieh, in tbe Hook ot Discipline couiei drat?by gsnsrat ret law and eintrol. Tha tinea pr.cesses fl'it named do not, of courts, originate in tha Assembly. Thai' tnoeplion is in a low. r judicatory. In one or another ot t bam, it in pi taunted, moat of tha matters which ceil for <lis eiplu aiy action on the part of tha big heat judicatory, ?til is cue iixa cone before it. There is. however, a possi bility oi neglect in tbit regard, and. for such a comic getcy. our constitution?iramsd with a wisdom bast ap pifciaud by there who bars most thoroughly studied It?has mace specific provision. This provision is found in ins section on "General review and control " [dee Book ot Ihaciplina, chapter 7, faction 1 J Pnder this eso ti< n there are two methods in wbieh any oisnplinabia otfarce?and slaveboldmg. of oourra, when it assumes that cbaiacter?may be leached anthoricanvely by the Assembly. (I.) It mav appear from the records of a Synod, as enrmitted for loapecti~n, that there has been some wrong doing or eulpasle ooiselon in the metier A case may bate been incorrectly decided, or retneed a beaiirg. l>r it may te obvioms that the records of some Presbytery have not. according to the 2d and 3d artioles ot this eec ion, been properly diapered ot. Or It may ap pear that the dn'y enjoined in the 6th article, that of citing a lower judicatory In a given contingency bu been OOtilS'y Drgiected. In'ester ot this sort there mar he ' aolmsdvrrsicn or ensure," or, aocordirg to artiele 3, theCyiod '? msy be required to review and correct Its proceedings." (2.) ?? Any important <eiinqusncy, or grossly nccrnstiiuiicnal proceedings," not apparent from bereccrds, ms> yet be charged against a Smod 11 by con mon lame" It may be reported, for example, that, thrcngb some negltc*. of the 3? aod, '? heretical opinion* or conupt practices" are " allowed to gain ground," or 1 hat "nfffiaari of a veiy gross characlet" are "suffered o escape." (See article 6 and C, of this section.) In uch esse, pic vide 3 the rumor it of tbe character speci fied in the h?< k ot Discipline, chap. 3, set. 5?for e pro cess ?p ait fit aHvnod shuuli certainly not be omm-nced on slighter grounds than against au inoiridua ?the Av ? emb'y ' is to eite the judicatory allegel to have i fielded to appear at a specified time aod place, and to show what it tss done, or tailed to do, in the case in question: after which tbe .indicatory thus issuing the citation, shall reaiit the whole matter to the delinquent judicatory, with a diiection to taks it up, and dispose of it In a coisti rational manner." (See Book ot Discipline, ehap. 7, tec. 1, art. 6.) Ia view of the aforenamed and o h-r providers ot cur form of government, touching the autbori y ot the assembly, two tcinge are to be care fully notsd. 1. It ha* no power to commence a process of discipline witn an individual offender. That by a just and wise arrangement, belong* to the session in the case of a lay - mho io the I're'pyteiy in ihi ca^e of a minister. The disctpliiaxy functin of the As-iembly as to individuals, is simply vppslla'e aao revisionary. 'it is not tbe court ot brut, but tt last lesort. -. in tie way of "general review and control," it can rtacb rirtetly only the judiciary next beisw?that is, the bvtoj. (t-te 3o< k of li-cip i'.e. chaster 7 sec-ion 1, article 6.) lndirect'y. indeed, the dotcgv of other bodits may be involved, A session may groesly n*giect disci phes fcr (>impi?, anu ibe indkM indication, or the octcmco 'stae thereof may rot he prope'ly beednd by the I*resbyttiy. The frnlt of this heedlessness, or the evi dence of it In trie I*resbyleriai records. may call forth no appropriate action on the part of th* to n d; and this may be brought by the Sjno, ical record* or oy g neral rumor to tre knowledge of the Assembly. On the grouc<4 tltberot tbe ieciri or the rumor, tha Assembly may cile the gjn-.d be oie them. Tons mediately may exna cession bereacber, but notcirect'y. Bucb re tbe metes ana bounds which our form of go ve; mi enl has prescribed, and which the Assemsly may not overpecs. it is quite po. siole that, lo connection with them cffsu.eu <f various sorts may sometimes escape. To a human adniointtalien, of however div'ue a system, impemctioa always pertains. Our B*>k of DiacipUne, indeed, (chapter Z. rectlon 3,) distinctly recognises a class or cases in wbiec, "hiwever g ievous it may be tr tbe piius to see an unworthy member in the church, it is proper to wait tntii Geo, In his righteous provtdenoe, shad give further light." Waitug maybe rendered ne Otesaiy by a lack ot fidelity on the part'of tbe lower judi catories. as well ss by a lick of evidence. We speak of it, of c urns, nt t ss an actual, bu: only as a sapporabi* ease. Acd tt may ,-eeic to some a gfcat evil that toe General Assembly is not invested with larger power*. Vet it won d te a greater evil to allow any departure from the carefully devised processes of discipline set firth in the ct nsu'.utlon. To psrmit the Assembly to adopt at its pleasure new processes?to suit its own powers to real or fat dec exigencies? wcnld not only invest It with legis lative fuDCtlois; it wcnld virtually annul tbe con'titu tio", and transform the highest Judicatory of the church into an owetshadowing ecclesiastical despotism. Icnas, imeed, been axgeed?though ws tee not with what rea son?tbar the advisory lunc lon of 'he Assembly, or its power ot bearing tes'imocy, imp'ies the authority neces sary to enloree that tsstimcny. Is there, then, no just and salutary dls'-icntlon between persuasion and compnl ficn'- Mas', the t so be ever conjoined? Are there no cases in which a simply moral power may. ia the nature of tbirgs, be most po * nt ? Must ths Assembly utter no counsels wbicc are not to be interpreted as mandatory acacotrcive? If they may enforce all their counsels, how aie they to do it f By processes which thsy them selves devise?sxtia coastitntional processes ? Or are thsy to *e held to tas provisions if ths Book of Disci pline ? They have, it is tree, the right, aceordlag ta the form of government, chapter 12, section 6, of "attempt ing." as well as "recommending reformation of man ners." Bub the attempt mast be made, if discipline is to be involved, only in the method prescribed in ibe eoastitniion. To all de?lrable ends, tbe committee believe that method will be fracd ade quate, especially as conneoted with tha" testilyicg and reprtvicg fune'lons so often exercised in time peat, and wbieh, by a body like tbe Assemsly can never be wisely exercised but with salutary results. At ihe cot elusion of the foregoing, the fallowing mino rity teport. Jon the rem# qnee.inn, wee rend by Rev. Dr. Boyd:? MISOIUTT WORT. The undenigoed. a member of th? c-mrofttee appointed by the lat-t General Assembly " to rep> rt to thin Aseam by on the utc:netltn'Unal power of the Assembly ever the eubject of slavehoiding In onr churches," being con trail.# i to ciffer from the majority of the committee, b?g< leave to submit the fol owicg report.?fhe uncersigaed takes pleasure in saylrg that most of the views expressed in the majority report meet bis ooncutreoce. Tne prin ciples therein stated, by which the General Assembly is to be goveried in Its action with refcrenoe to what are recognized as offences by the constitution cf tbe church, are clearly represented in tbe Book cf Discipline. The process is he same ia regatd to ail offences state 1 to be inch m the coitension or faith of tbe Presbyterian Church. The General Assembly baa tbe power, as an ad ?iiory body, of ref ?rnilng, warning or bearing testimony sgait'st aay error ia aoctrine or immorality in practice it pleasee, whether that error or immorality is re'erred to is onr c nits-ion or not; but that reprooi and testimony tan have no authoritative ir bitding effect upon the lover judicatoiies. Asa Judicial body, the General As semb'v baa the power to decide all casts of offence b roup hi before it f.r ac judication, either by reference, or emp aiat or appeal rrtm a lower judicatory. As a eonri oi teview. it oan require hi nous to teriew and cor rect any proceedings in regard to offences that may have been rregolar, or not in accoidance with the constitu tion. In the name capacity it can cite be'ors its bar a synod to answer to tbe charge of allowing "heretical opinions or oorrcpt piaetloes to gain ground," provided con m ? rumor, ,-ueh as is speeiheu in abap. 3, sec. 5, of the Jfcx k c: Discipline, charge* the synod with eush oe llnqceney. Tbe Assembly cannot otiginate discipline, ncr can it act dlrtctiy upon any other Judiciary than the st nod. Bnt tf tbe synod omits to require of a presbytery to tee that the- session takes cognizance of alleged " here tical opinions or corrupt practices," then the Assembly can cf e the synod to appear before it to answer to the chargr of de inquency in duty; " alter which the whole matter is lo be referred to the synod, with tbe direction to tal e it up, and dispof c of it in a eonstlluticnal manner, or stay all further proceedings in the case, a* cir cumstances may require." (Chapter T, section 1, article ) The lower jucieatory would be hound to consider the subject ordered by the Assembly to be investi gated, ant the i'sue of the ease Is still lett with the indicatory. If the synod should juoge, after ocn riceiing tbe sulj#cf, that no farther sc ion on the pait of tbe presoytery or session is called for, it has the cr ns itu'.ional right to stay all turther prooee dingy. It has dieclarged its obligation to the Assembly when it has taken op tbe subject for oonslderation. Tne Assem bly has gone to tbe ex'tnt of its power when it has di rected tne lower judicatory to consider it. The final issue of tbe matter, sccoidlug to the constitution of the Church, is low left to the lower court. These constitu tlonal principles in regard to offences are, in substance, rec< gnized in the teport of th* majority of tbe commit tee. In tbe vie ve expressed by the majority on this b'anch cf the subject th* undersigned cordially concurs. The undersigned likewise concnis in the sentiment which he nidemand# ia impllec m the second resolution adopted by tie Assembly in Detroit, and which he has the a-smapce is tbe oiinioa of the majoiily of the eom roi'iee ibai s aveboicirg is not a sin j?r v. and cannot, therefore, on thie ground, be made a subject of disci pline. ile undersigned alao reaoily admits that slave bolding <ike every other tela'icn lu lie, is a sin in the eight of God, when It Is iaeousislent with the oemands ..1 humanity. in ate view of theeubjee', the exceptions eta1 to in tecono resolution adopted in Detroit win oarer at least tte vest n*Jnrity of canes of slsveholdiDg in the land. hs oonsidsri mat In the pieeent condition of tbe eoloisd p< palation in the slnvebolding "-tstes, the law of lovear d theobl'ga' ir n* of guardianship demand that the relation of a.astar and servant should exist until some scheme in tbe Providence of God, is devised by which the wfcite and colored population can be separated, and tne lafer be not ma. sly ia name, but actnalle invented with all tbe rights t-no pttvilegti of freemen. The undersign ed 1 hers lore. it ee no', civs en t from tbe sentiment implied in tbe Deiron resolutions, and In th# report of the ma jority cf tbe oemmittee, that slaveholding ia a sin in the eight of Cod, if it exiata in violation of tbe obligations of guardianabip cr if the demands of humanity. Th* ground ol the uaderiigned'a objections to th# Detroit re solution* *nd to their endorsement by the majority of lb* or mn>itue, istvo'olo :? 1. Geeauae, in hia viaw neither tbe General Assembly, nor a?y < tber court oi lb* church, hat tbe power to re gard sad titat thai as an offence which la not In the sense in which the term is used in IhsBook of DiacipUL#, sp? i iflcaby srated to be such ia the Confession ot Faith of 1/ s Preaby'etUn Ohnich. 2. Because the interpretation < I the constitution is a ju dicial act, and ihssmnct a* th* A-sembly can exercise it# jut iclal power only with refereace to a case brought be tore it Ir ma lower court by reference, complaint or ap peal, a* t ecnr; cf re.vfew, and the Assembly at Detroit was not called upon to decide a judicial eaee, or to act as a com t of rsviaw, that bedy tranecsided its power when it ileclaisd Hlaveholoing to oe in certain cirrumstane.es an offei re. in tre tense in which the urm is used in ta* ike k < f Iiisalpllne. In i?oor cf -he first pesftion it mey be observed that K is a principle dlearlv reocgnized, both in eccleeiaaf.ctl aid civil governments that a court can only exercise the powers which are specifically granted to it by th* conititntion. la legislative booles power* of a general ratme tray exist. This most, of rec**tity, be th* caee. It Di et b- left o lscretionary with the body to determina 1 ow a general power may be exercised. Vocnati'u t oe- can piovife tor ete-y cwrf'tigeBcy 'ha* mav a>is?, i n i ? bat m#? reoutre the e t#-et e ? f .eg!? afcv* ai. '? rt'v. Hci t p'sit'of a fie.ffi ta'urg art, fir the ? granted to leg'alattve bodies It is not ao, kovtnr, with tba j udiciary Ita power* eie apacificslly menu-wed. The) era never of ? general eeture. The offene** over whieh the oourt ia to tx'rola* authority, aat the pew ait/ to be infiintod, in tae event ot tbeLr oommiasion, era dia'-irctly ate ted II the lagulativ* auhori-.y hea tailed te pre,vice tor certain otf.noea that mar rxiat tn e c immm nitj. it* necleet cannot inveat the curt wi h the right, timer e gtnatal power of interpreting the eonetitaiion. to (Wore en net en offanee wbish la not dlatinetlr ex hibited ea ?ueb, etthar in the e?ns ttuti n ec lawa of tht Slate. However c'eaiieole it me) be to puniah an indi vidual for whet the eommut.lt) me) regard ea e groea of feaee. be e <t not be eiraigeed by the oourt ao long a* the LegiaJaturecUe* not inter pose end provide by eneatmeot for tba particular cflttce. The court would be r gerded ea guiby of e gran aeaomption of power, and aa taking into tta benda whet belonga to the legislative d*p*rtment oi government, tf it woatd eondemnaa an offence whet (.either the destitution nor ihe lawa ao declare. It* pro vince ia to interpret the conatltuticn and iawe; hat in *9 doti g it cannot go bet end their literal import. It oannot, in view of iu constructive power, by mere oonstr action or lmpiieaticn, nuthoiitntively declare that to be an of fence. under an) euccmaunoee, to whieh neither the constitution nor the lawa of the .ptato make the elighteet allusion. The application ot tbeee general remark* to the -nlject under eoneireretion ia ehvioua. It wtil be Mi red, d that the G* serai Atsembly of the Presbyterian rhutch poetesses no legislative power, in the proper ap rrp ation ot that term. It cannot make law* whieh are bluing upon the cocaeicneaa of the member* of the church, it wii! also be admmlcted that the Coafwaion of Faith do*heia dirvct'y aiiodea to aJaveholdlbg aa an ef < noa. The subject ia not referred to in any part of Uu bock. With tbrae c oeeaaion*. it may be aeked on what ;ruund can the General Aiaembly claim tha power to pro nounce slav bhoidi og, under any etreumatanoe*, in tha seise in whieh that term ia used tn the reoort, an effanoe? Can this highest oc art of tbe chutch auihoriia.ively pro ai once any ibing an rtlenoe it pleatea, when not a word ia amid apca tha subject in the Oenteesi n of Faith? The aecccd resolution ot tha AaFembly at Dstr .it. pvised] bf nan enccrate he the majority cf the committee, implies tba' the Assembly has tb'e power; aod in oonlirmation of tbir opinion it ia u>gad: 1. fbat the Book of Discipline give- only a general definition nf the word offence, We ir g tt to tbe Assembly, aa the highest court of the church, to determine what uti come under this ceflui tloo. It is said that it ir a conatltntional question, to b* decided by tha Assembly. Does tbe word offsnce inslude rlaveholding in any case: and if ao, in what? Ia reply, tha uncertified would remark, that whi'st if is trne tae Bock of Dltcipiine gives inly a general definition ot the woid efftrce (and how could it be otherwise?) the standard* at the ebnrcb da not Uave it to ihe judiertories to decide what particular acta come under tbia defini tion. It wi 1 not re pretended that the Confession ot Fai'h directly confers aucb powers upon th" judicatories of ihe church. It is wholly inferential. In the view of tbe utderrigned, the losger and snorter cateohisms, which are a part cf our etaidards, and are aa obligatory aa ary other, were derigoed to be expositions of what, in the judgment ot the csurch, constitu.e truth and error. It is true the Assembly has the power to determine the import cf the words tnv lived in tna general definition of oflence aa given in the Book o! r ibc'pTlie. But it is a to tally distinct question whether it haa toe power to apply thit cefinitlcn to particular cases. Tbe former ia a po-er given to tne dseeinbly as a coort. The Utter it poMMMfi cnly so fat, as the standard* o ;thc oh a-eh da eignate partieuUr act* aa tffenoee. Toe Book of Disol pi n* (ivee the io-lowing definition of offense: "An offence ie an* thing >n ibe principles or practioe of a Church member, which Iscontrary to the word of God, am wfiloh if it be not in lie own natnie sinful, may tempt others to ?:n or mar their spiritual eoifisatlon. " H tide language is to be taken without limitation, it laeviert there in no relation in life whicb may not be cmstdered an of fence in the seme in which the term is used in the Brok ot Discipline. The relation ol husband and wife, of pa rent and obi Id. and of master and servant In the free states isfcund eft*ntimes to exist in alroumataaces in which these eurtairirg i are t-mpttd to sin, ard are daily eenscious that it' mats tbeii spiritual e.ificaiion." Are we, tbeie ore, to infer that tbote who sustain these relations under such circumstances are chargeaaie with an cffence in the sense in which that term Is used in the Booh of Disciplined or does it belong to any court of the Cbnreh to determine whether theee relations, existing in such circumstances, are as offence' Suie.y not. hod yet. If this geioial cefini ion gives to the General A?t-embly the power to declare sUveholdtng an of fence, because in some instate** the reUtion may tempt to up, there is no conceivable reason why the same may not be pndicated of every xeUtlcn In lib. In thts eoi/ceetioa, however, it is important to observe that in order to asoeraln what are the principles and prtc.iese of church members whlen are contrary to th? word of God. or whieh, though not in tbeir own nature sinful, may temot others to sin, we are directed in the shetion it the Book of Discipline fmmeliatsly following the one containing the deffni'ion of an offVnce to look? wh? ret to the General Assembly ? Not at all. Bat to the Scriptures, and the regulations and practice of the ehuicb. "Nothirg, therefore, It is said, ought to be corsidired en ?fleece, which esnnot be proved to he such from Scripture, or from the reguUtions and prac tice cf the church, fount ed ?n Scripture.'* And who are to determine what are the teacbibge of Strip tore in re gsrd to whatnay be charged as offence*, in the sens* in which the term is osed in the Book of Discipline? Is it left to every cession, or presbytery, or synod, or General Assembly to decide what the Scriptures teach on the *u? ject ol offences- Or was the Confession ot Faith, includ ing tbskiger aid shorter catechisms, and that aloae designed to be an exiicsition cf what the Presbyterian Church regarded as uoght in the word of God oa thU euFjec * the uceeri gced considers the Utter view the only ore that e?n be reconciled with the spirit of our ornstitutoi. But it may be said that, according to the cor stitutton, "to the General Assembly belong* the power of decidiig in all contrcvertisa respesting doctrine end discipline; of reproving, naming, or bear ing testimony against arror in doctrine, or immorality In practice, in any ehnreh, presbvw-ry, or synod, and of superin'sndiDg tbeoinceina ot the whole ehnreh." (Sec. 6, ch. 12 F. ot G ) From this laagusgejit is interred that, ii the General Assembly regard slaveholdicg in oertain esse* as " an immoraUty in practice," it bas tbe power to declare it to be an i tfcnce in the tonne in whieh the term it used in tbe Bock ot Discip inc. The undersigned eannit admit the justice o* this inference. It douoiiees belongs to tbe Asrembly to dtcide all c ntrover*ie? re speciirg doctrine and practice and of aupeiintending the ronoerts of the whole cbnreh. Bat the que*.ion Is, bow Is tbe Assembly t# exerci.e its power in this respee ? This eectkn dees not answer the question. We learn however, from other parts of the constitution, that tae more in a bleb this power is to be exercised U distinctly sperrfied?so that it is not left to tbe Assembly to deter mine either whet is error in d etrine or an immorality in practice, or by what method it nhall decide oontro versies respecting dcctrine and practice, and superin tend the concerns ot the whole church rhe Assembly, like ey?ry o ber judicatory of the church, in exercising the authority with which it has been intrusted, is to be guiced by the express prortsions of the c< rstitntion. Its power to decide controversiec re specting dcctrine std practice and to bear tes ttnony egalnst what it may consider an error in doctrine or so imrr< ra it) in practice, cces not invoice the right to regard that as heresy ir an off>nce which is not cm ? i nttd as such by the stanearda of the church. If such power belor gs to the Assembly, who is secure from the accneaticn cf here-y tr immorality la praetic*? Tbe opinion of the Assembly, Instead of the Ccn'eaeion of Faith, the Lib* cerate tbe standard of orthodoxy and mo raiitj. And as the Aseempiy ii a delegated body, and I* generally composed of different members at each succes sive meetug, there may be as many opposite expressions cf opinions as there are m* etirgs of tbe body. What one Assembly would oecla.e "sn error in doctrine and lm nic.-alitv in practioe.'' another might regard as truth, and free from tbe charge of immorality. In this age of prcgrees and wild tanatieism, theories and practices might be authoritatively announced by the Assembly as essen'..al to truth and virtue, which the greater part of eyai gellcal Christians would consider pernicious errors, and most immoral In their tendency. With such power granted to It, nothlrg else would be wanting to invest the AHsembly with all the attribu'as of an oligarchy aa supieme in Ms control of the minis ters and members ot the cburcb, and ponsesred of power as ty rannical as that whieh ere?distinguished an eocle s. at tics I eouEcil of Rome I With such a power the Anembly might disregard the plain provision of tbe constitution, msking it imperative to send down overtures to the I'resbvteriani for tbeir adoption, before ary change in that inttrument can be effected. I'ndsr a general power of interpreting the constitution, It would virtually enact a law respecting error* in doc trine aad practice, when confessedly no allusion is made to either In the Confession of F'aitb. and when tbe Pres byteries, aoccrding to the plein language of tbe constitu tion, tie tbe only law making power known to the Pres byterian Church. Surely, then, this Interpretation of ttus section cf the form of government is incorrect. Tbe utorsigned understand it se giving to tbe General Aa eembiy tbe power n^ectdlog controversies respecting ? hat the standards of 'be church expressly declare to be eriors in doctrine ami Immoralities in practice. And it the Assembly tears it* testimony against what it may eonsider as hertry cr sin. but to which our standards make aoalluskn, it must be ia virtue of it- advisory power. But tfcat error in dcctrine cr immorality in prae trice. whether real or Imaginary, cannot be regarded as beresy or an offence, in the seise in which tbe term is Ufed in he Book of Disciplue. In order to this we re JSlfi ""i1 di*1lB?'7 condemned as such in the standard! of the cbnreh: otherwise there is no se curity for eny minis er or member of tbe cbnreh, against the precipitate and unauthorised action of the highest Judicatory of the clurch. The undersigned, tberetoie dissents from the aition of the Assembly at Detroit on the subject of slaveholding ?nd which is endorsed by a majority 0f the committee' because slaveholdicg is not alluded to in theConSHl Faith of the Pte-bvterian Cnurch, and fir th.v^^h, ? elation itself between master and servant cannot be an i fleece, what* w may be the circumstances in wbieh It exiets, In tbe iwnse la which that term is used la the Book of Discipline. It amy be said, however. *5 * though slaveholdlig, existing In certain circumstance* ?a not cirectly prohibited Tn the standard* of tbe church' yet oppress!, n is distinctly stated to be a violation of tne e'ghth oemroardment and a* slaveholdiag involves ou piescion, It ia an i fleece In tbe sense in which the term is area in the Book of Discipline and therefore eaa be mad# a subject ot discipline. Tbe undersigned readily *< mits that if alaveboldiag and oppression are svnonv moee hum-If, aecordlag to tbe obvious, well understood and established meaolog of tbe term oppression It enteis essentially Into slaveholdirg, so that tbe let ter c* on ot exist without it?then evstycise of slave bo'dlrg cn tbe part cf the members of tbe Pre,byterJao Chnieh is an offence in tbe sense in ehich the term is used in tbe Book of Discipline. F or. alih ,Bgh tbe term "IsvehcMfiLg may not be used, sUll ff oppwdon Is a svnony mens word, according to the aeknowledged rules < f interpreting language, then tbe thitg? the relation i' self?I. directiy pre hlblted. and. aceotding to ths prloci b s we bare exhibited, an individual sustaining this rela tion may be prosecuted beiore the proper iucjeatory for oppresiioa. Aa the offence must be >pe Ideally stated oppress), n Is the sin for which he must be dlseipllnsd' Tbe understgned w< nld observe, la regard to this uo-i tIon. that however it may be with those who believe that slave Folding is a am fn Dealt, no advocate 7? the Detroit resolution* can cnnsls.snt'y ba>e the nower of a rart tf the chinch to make slayeholdinr a matter 'or discipline oo tbe ground either that ..pore-si;>a er.d sisreboimrg are erooaymoiis tsnn*, 0r that the for me. is t .oe.sa.Uv inro red la tb. latter. T?,? action at (B i S'.ee,., ?e s'avelioidiu-W]lictj sr. ar an .????, ti ter H. tbe -'ght ot G.u or of oiao Oppression. bowerer, la alweya a tin. ft la aa matf e ein (ftr *e) m biaapbamy or idolatry No ctreumatauoee in whieh it b pracilaed oaa justify it. It doaa not enter, therefore, essentially into eluTenolrilng; end kaaee It M love that aiareheldlng eaaaot, oo tbia ground be made a eatjrct of diacipUne by aay court of tae church. Bat, admitting that alavehoiaing cannot be made a rubiest of dieeipiine becauae it ia synonymous with oppreeaton, or necessarily impliea it It may be aebed, cid not the Pter in trrlan ohureh in the United dtatee, when it adopted the Conieaeion of Feith aa Ite atandatd, Intend to ioelude \ slareholdlng under the term oppression, eo that It can be tb e subject ot dteeipline if the court of tbe church, to which i? entrusted the p wer to try offsooee, ehouid think proper to rsgeid it in tb# same light? The undereigned I ai mite that if It can be pro red by documentary erldenee, rurh aa oasnot be quaatioaed, that when tha Conlbaaion of Faith era adopted jarthefli? al Aeaembly of tbo Pree bj teritn cbuicb. tlaroholiUig ia any eaae waa intended to i bt< included under the term oppreaeion then, when a la re I bilcltg exiata under the clreumatanoee a^esifted, the iudl i Tic u?i auataiLing tbe relation ma; be nrnanouted under 1 tbe charge of oppression. It la proper to judge of tha \ import ot t he terma of the constitution by the manlfoit intent ot it* ftemera,, or of thoee who first adopted it the underpinned then would oak, where la the erloeoce that the fiiet ueneral Aaaembiy of the Preebyte nan chaich, or that the dynoda peeadiag the firet General Aeaembly deeigned to incinde alavehold tg under the teim oppieeeion when they adopt ; eo the Ccnfeeaion ot Faith aa their standard r do far from ruoh evidence neiog on record, (he wroum B'.encee connected with the formation of the (list General A-st-mbiv. end the history of the Synods preceding it, would lead to the conclusion that those jucicatori? e >ul< not tare understood the term oppression to melwds elave holc inn. When the General Aesembly we? Bret organized twelve out of the thitteen State* were eUTenokllnf g^tee. A eonsit treble portion ol the member* of the As sembly repmented churches existlLg in those 8ta'et, and It i? not an nnreaaonatile suppoeium thai *o?e ef the member* of that body were i'aveholc era. Oso it be pos eible then that they intended to ioe.ude slaveholdiag? the mere relation of matter and slevn?under the term oppression, or to in imato thet the relatfon itself, exia itji under ?t?y cirOQTDitftDOM, ?ou?d W ? bir to 0hti8tl?a ocmcuiion, and could b? ? subjtotcf dirc*pUD?V Tne ander?fgt>?ti Is perfoidid tlut if ?ueii ?n ioe? had bean entertained and eiprefMd. the General A*aecnbly would not ha?e been or<anired in 1789. He is eonstrained, therefcie, to believe that no one U justified in mfe ring ftcm 'he use cf theterm eppre etou, the right of any judi catory ot the church to regard elatreholdtog, in any ceoo, an offetee in the rente in wrioh the term i? ueed in U?o Book of DGcip.ine. In denying to the General Assembly the power to regard stavsholdii'g.in any case. aa offence in the sense lh wouch the term is used in the Boji ot Disci[dine, it is proper to ob'Oive, that ws oonoeoe that theasuses of this leiation. like those ot ere-y other relet tin in life, when biooght before the Aseemoiy in the way ore eon bed by tbe ccnetitutloc, may beuea'edesefft-ooestiatoe sense in which the term is nted tn the Book of Discipline. Cru elty, ctrrecieg inferiors uuduiy, withholding from them wtkt ts necessary to eutsirtenoe and oomfort, and disre garding the spiritual interests ot those committed to oar caie. a e tits protibiitd in the stan arts ot the Presby^ teiian ebnrch; and may, herefore to p\?de su >jects of ducipllne, whether they exist in connecti n witn slave boid'.np. or the relation ot hasbaml and wife o? parent and child, or of master and apprentice. The uoder.-uned consicen thet there is an oorious <?is inetion .te'.ween siareholCitg and the evils incident to toe relator ; aad that whilst the latter, being prohibllet in the standards of the church, may be the tnojeot of discipline, the for mer, not beirg referred to in the C. tfeaei n ot Faith, cannot be treated as an cffeoce in any case. Tae master to whom a oht-d is bound as an apprentice, mey treat him ctuelly: aid It he is a member ol the church, he Barbs disciplined by the church fesnion fir cruelty. But who ?ould sa * that he is liable to the discipline ot the chutch for sustaining the relation itself'.' The lias band and parent may be chargeable Wore a church judi cater? lor ciuoi trfanaeat toward? hii wifc and cbiluron. But can a lawful marriage and parental relation exist in ary circumstances, that would render the individual sub ject to discipline for snstsiiing the relation. There may be circumstancee when indinoua's would commit sin in the a<ght cf God by entering into ibe marriage relation. But the chuioh Judicatory oan take cogrleaioe oaly of ih# abutes ot this relavicn, and not of tbe relation iteelf. Id reierring to these various relations in lile the under tien60 would not l>e uudeistood as p'ac ng slevehoidlng nu n an equal footing witn them in every resoect. His object is to illustrate a principle that he considers vital to the Question under consideration, to wit: thatwnllst a deiinjuency in p?rfonnii g the duties arising from the relation ot u aster and servant, and which are designated in the stsndardsof the church, may render a slaveholder liable to tie Qiiciptine of the church, he cannot, unter anv circums'ancee, be disciplined for sua'ailing the re lation itself. The essential idee of slavehoiding is, tnst enfe individual is invested with the right of exerclsiog legal pewer ever tae service e cf another without his oousent. or t? express the sentiment in the language cf a dislitgufshtd author of our cburcn, it te '?the exacting cf personal setTior* without consent. It is a relatim es ablished by the laws of the lands and is recognized in the Word of God a* existing smocg the members tf tie church under the Old Testament dlspectatiin, and among thote whom the Apcstles acmlited into the CuiU'.ian church. It is implied in the resolutions passed by the Assembly tn Detroit, that the relation in iueir is not sinful. I- may be abated, and likn other innocent relations in lit*, it may be entered into thioush improper motives, which may render the individual criminal in the sight ot G<d If the mas'or abuses his authority be a cruel treatment of his servants be is as subject ufthedlscip Ine of the church as is the nusoand for tae cruel treatment of bfa wife, or the patent for unmerciful condnot tower da his child. In the view of Ue undersigned, it wus in conse quence ol overlooking this distinction between a relation hat is confessedly innoeent in itself, and ths wicked abases of that relation, that the Assembly at Detroit waa led to feclate s avebolatag, in certain circumstances,an offence, in tba eenee in whiea that term is used in the Book of Discipline. Had the Anembly declared that tbe abuses ot the slavehoking relaitcn?such as may exist in other re'atiens in U'e, ano not the lelaticn itself?was an < ffer.ee in ibe tense in wh'ch the term Is used.in the Be ok of Dttciplne, whilst the undersigned would en elder the mods in which the declaiati >n wes made lr regular the sentimsnt iteelf would meet his concurrence He leecgnlzss the tight cf the lower jucioatoriss to tnnl tute oietip tae agaiast a slav.hilder lor cruelty towards bit ftltTtB, ?no ta? light of v?? General AMamblj to issue a judicial case, invilvltg the charge of cruelty, breugbt reguUxlj before it; or upon the oasis or com mm rumor if a Sj nod neg ects to enjoin upou it. presby utiles to institute inquiry as to crnel ies alleged to be prac'ieod by its members, it can be ciud to appear before the Assembly to answer to ths charge ol delinquency; and the Aiitmb y, it they think prcptr to do so, can en jt in uprn ihebjnod to consider tne subject, aid to issue it ?*, in the view of the by nod, cireumatancsa mey r?quire, this, in tie jofgnsent of the unlerslgned is the ex'.ent of the power oonter ad by tbe constitution upon tbe Asiea bly in refereuee tu slavehoiding. antTto other innocent relations in lifs. The abuses ol the re lation may be treated *s tffeccee, when the charge is brought before the Assembly In the vay ?mc.-ibcd by the constitution, but not the relation itself. 2. Tne swond otjeetlcn to tha resolulions, passed by thj Awembly at Detroit (to which the uneerilgued would brieBy advert) ia that 1b? ini?fpr*tation of to? cooititu'ion in a ju iicial act, and Inasmuch aa tha Aaaambly can *x?rcta? lta judicial power with reaped to offences only when a esse is brought befoie it f.om a lower oourt. by reference, crmptaint, or appeal; or as a court of review?and aa tie Astembiv at Dstiolt waa net called upon tv decide a jucietal case", or to act as a oourt ot review, that body trsaxendtd ita p: wer when it declaied slavehoMtng, in certain cstee, to be an offenoe, in the icnee m which the turn is used in the Botk of Discipline, that the inter pre tat ion ot tie constitution by a oourt of the church Is a juoiclal set w ill not be questioned; for a body possess - irg both acvtscry snd judioial piwer. to interpret Its constitution"in its advisory capacity, would Be an ano a aiy In the history of all well oidered govern ments In the confutation of the Pr?*bvt?rian ehursb, provision it made for oecnriog a judicial decision of the GecemI Assembly in reepect to other eases than cff?nces, by overtures trom the lower oonrts. Htnce, when the Aefembly mterpieto tbe constitution, in leierence to the tubjecs b'oueht. beiore it by these overtures, it sets In a judicial capacity. But neither the const itm ion nor th* pnctic? of pr?nou? General Afiflem bits snthoiizes tbe Assembly to interpret the constitu tion in rvgsrd to offenc? s, unless either a esse of disci pline is bit ught before the body, by reference, or com plaint. or appeal; or unless the Assembly acts as a court ol review. Apart, tbeiefoie. from tha anjmslous pro ceedings of a court of tha chuich declating abstractly wbat is an tfftnee. in the sense in which the term is u-rd tn the Bo? k of Discipline, tn# undersigned evnflders tbattbe Afeemb y in Detroit tranacecded ita power in mak Irg ihts declaration, when there was no jnoidai caaa pre ten'eo tor it* decision snd when it waa not called upon to set as a court of review. For lhaee reasone 'he un deretsned. wh>Ut be cordially concurs In the view* of tbe mejoilty of the committee aa to tbe mode .n which rfftrcs* ttcogDised in the consUiution are to bo brought before tbe Assembly, believes tbat tha action of tbe As ptmbiy at Detroit, which is sanctioned by tae majority, was a violation both of the letter and spirit of tne constitution ol the ehureh. In his jodgmaot it is the ahnrgation o' a principle whioh, if <*rrlfd out to its bgttimate rsfilte, would ptaoa the rights ondcha^ tarter of evety minister and private member of the church in the bends of mn irresponsible court, gov. reed by prvjudlce ?od c?piioe ind ??t.ng without reanrd to the written constitution by which all profess to be oontroDed. It would justify a Southern Teeston o* presbytery In disciplining a memoer or minis ter for abolition sentiments, if ths prt mulgaltun of inch views rhould lie regarced as pernicious in their Undeney, ard thus inconsistent with tha demands of humanity. It would subject the mlllenarfan or anli-mlllenertan to a prosecution for heresy, according as hi* presbytery wonld consider the ote or the other tn that light. In a word, it is a principle whlee, if acted op^a, would be utterly sobvevetve of tbe toondetlon noon wbieh the I'resbyterlen ehureh rest*?to wit.' a written eonstitu tloo, designating distinctly wbat, in the view of the cbnieb, is eseential to orthodoxy and mornlttv. Tbe followirg resolution* express the views of the un dersigned as presented in this report:? L Beiolved, Thet the General A?eembly. tn virtue of ite ed vlfcry power, can bear its testimony agairtt an>'.bing ti may retard is a sin is 'he sight of God, bml tbat tes imony hss no sntfcovltatlve or blnaltg elfec. upon the law judications. ?j Beso.ved. kkai 'he Oeieral AsormolT ran regard nothing ss'beresy or en rffvnce.ln the *en?e In which thet term is u'?d tr Ibe Bork ot 1 Isclpilre, which i* not distinctly stated to be such in tbs t refusion ot Faith of the Presbvtertar. cburah. H hesolvtd That s* ?iav?hoditg i* not alluded to either d rictly i t Indirect y In tie Ccntesilm rf Faith ol the Preeby irrtea chnrch the rele lcn Ifoe'f cf master and tetvant oacnet tn *ny ctse be a came of discipline before any indicatory of **5 rH*Mdved. Thai evnelUe*. In the common ecceptutlca of tie Kim true tired hy 'b"?e isstalnlnK the relation of masters to ser?anteTl.eir.f directly prohibited In the Coefesston of Faith, n.ay te canr# cf cbdpilne, a* well ns when prmcJoed by those srstalrlrg rtbrr iwt rent relation* In life i ? Bes'.ved That the General Aesemblycannot Interpret I tie' ccnetilution of "he chnr-h in regard to offences, unless a run !? btnight before !? frtm a .ower court by referenoe, com 1 p'aiit or appeal; or nniess the Aesembly acta as acrurt of re lt(|W'Resolved. Thai If a judicial case, involving what the con mitnilrn < I Ibe charrh specifies aa an rtrenca, Is brtught regii ? I.riv fell re the Assembly hy a lower court. II be'ong* lo the a B?emb'y to Irene the oaee;snd if tbeVAeeembly I* well inform ed thst t synod oc.nstenaace# ihe prevalenee of wha' its (job teestoo ol Faltb represents ss "heretloal senllmenn and oor niDt prsotlces " it can cite lb* eyeod to Its bar, aid require It toiafetip the subject ard ooesider It, but it is left with tbe srird to deteimiro whether 'n renulte the P-ssbvary to taVs tnrtber ec'tr u ir 'be watte- tr to ttai all rtttiltf pi assd.s|?. gs ^Bi.ti?e'.|?is,i;? A*y reqt.'re, When the ibmt report ni rat than in a protracted discussion an a motion to bars the two reports printed in (wpblit for* for the um of th? member*. Toe no tion, however, Old not pre mil, and the Arsembly aoon alter adjourned to this morning. Old School?Kom th Dep. The Assembly mm to order at the appointed hoar yesterday morxing, and the prooeedinge were opened, as ??oa', with prayer by the Moderator. Tbe Jndicial Committee reported upon a oomplaint of informality egeiret the Baltimore Synod nod recommen ded that it be dismissed. the report ?M accepted and adopted. The niteteenth annual report of the Board of (ioreign Misalcns we* then anbmitted to the Assembly, end re ferred to en appropriate committee. The report is quite lengthy, bnt ii cf e eery interest log character We hem prepared a eondensation of the document h< queMirn, bnt pressure upon cur oolumue preeiu es i'-s publication tbie morning. the oom plaint of tbe Session of Stillwater, N. J., egeioat the Synod of Mew Jersey, was the next businste taken up. It appeared from tbe papers * Licit were reed that Mr. Peter A. Schaffer, an Eider in Stillwater church, wee suspended from fellowship by the Session upon charge* cf un-Christian conduct ani slander. As regards there charges it was alleged that bcbaffer called hie pas tor (her. Mr. Condit) a liar and a thief, Invmuci as that'Mr. C. aloie a aermon, end that he (Shaffer) did not want to bear any man preach who would do so. It was alleged in the papers that when Mr. Sohaffsr was cited to take his tiial beiore the Session he declined te appear, and ?a* therefore suspended for contumacy. Subse quently the I'reebyiery made an order for hia reinstate meat, be kir i g ret up, cn his appeal to that body, tbat 10 copies of the charges bad Men eerred upon him. the See si on appealed to the Synod cf New Jersey, and the Bti od rut-talced tbe action of the Kresbytery. The com plaint of the Bessie n now wea against the action ol the bynod. "Tbe Rct. Mr. Condit, of New Jersey, read the various papers connected with tbe matter, and snppoited the com plaint at considerable length. Jorge Kins inqflred if tbe mtnuts book of the Scetlon showed that a copy of the charges had been served upon Mr. Scbaffer. or bis wi'e or fhmtiy. Bev. Mr. Condit prod need tha mlnnte book, and read from it to the effsct that the charges had been read te Mr. Pehaffer at a certain meeting of toe session, Ac. A Commissioner asked if copies of the dharges bad been served upon the first citation. We understood the reason re te be in the negative. A conridersble amount oh ocoversational gfoeussion then ensued In the regard ol* who mould then addrets the Assembly, but, to be bifof, the Bev. Dr. Davidson was decided to b? entitled to I>e hoard next in support oi the course adopted by the New Jersey fonod. At the close of the reverend gen teaman's remarks the question had not been <*.?ci< ed, and the- Assembly ad journed till Tuesday (this) morning. MARITIME IRTELLlflKRCI. almanac rob niv rou?ruia oat. ?to *m,[3 * ?*? I moo? runs eve ? 23 WW bets U I turn water mora 9 12 I*o?? or New Icrlr, May Uh, 1W#. CLKaKO) fblpituey Ttompacn, FettLletoc, Llverpcol-Ss ml Thomn. boi new. fblp Roc*na, FwtJett locdon?Dunbam A Dtmcu ?k p OjrrnrbDia, Higgina Hatts- V?m Mhlt'.cok Jr. HHp lJberty. Atslrs, New Orleaoe-Btaawo A ifcompaon. hbip Oad Things, Neleon. New Orleans-Win Neleon A don brig r?m?, Kippen. l.labOA-Ocmfz, Wallace A Co ? * c*"- l eader FortoGabello- Agrtda, Jore * Cj. f v* S ?ftLg,Fr (?*)? Campbell, Burin, NF?A. Learj. behr K D (hate, 1 turf ion. San Juan, "le? Master NehrTrent (Br), Koberle Abaco-C Ackerly. Fcbr A Field Pfci Hps, Bcimudn-W II Hmlib. Ei kiT,f" P00' ,<8r>' Albrey, Barber lsintd?MlUer A Lu'her. ^ ^ Met ebon, Qiahaa, Mew Orleans?Layiin A Hurl W| Hazard Tbayes, Key West-McCrsady. Mott A Co ?e?r E fafarnah-Scrantoa * failman Co * Warner barman, Oharleaton?McCready, Mott A ?shr Ann A Suaan. Ms era Charleston-Doner A Potter. n^?r , llalllf*sL * ewrem B Blossom A Bon. Behr MleL Diaroaway, N orfolk?Sturgas A Clearman. a?hJ S, u?,u'he! Georgetown Ac -Merrill A Abbott, rrau Kintal and, Baltimore?Maliler, Lord A yue BehrB Rankin, Murphy, Balrm?B W Ropea A Oo. ARRIVED. ? B'?11 ?ailp Cahawba, Bulioeb. Mew Orleaoa 11U via Havana "?.a f^siera u, Uyfogaton. Orocberon * iS.k ^ ? 24 01. 'on 83 32, exchanged signals with ah ,p Mart a Rideont, Morse, botnfew Ortoasm tor Havre: 6 mLba ?rt m Havana passed acbr Tra' alt, cf Brcokhavan and ?c ? "**7 S4,*c,1 of Sedgwick. brnnd in; 17:tt lat 33 25 Ion 76 36, exchanged signals with ablp Far Weat. 21 day. from Maw Orleans cf and tor Mew Vork, same day. lat 33 40. ion 76 14 eirhaxged eigra ? with an am ablp bound a, abowtog Marry' atfa ligia'e; 13th, lat37 25,lcn 71 d^ei^ged sbr^Jrill, ateamrbtr Firrida, hence for Savatnah: aame oay.lat 37 37. Ion HVr?l^dDefewOr^^Wl!h ,t?MMLlp 0r?Md^ Sieamahio Nashville, berry. Charleston, fO bourn, wttbmdae ar-d taesengess, to Hpoflurd T let ton A Co. Came oyer the i?lB?.pa5Lw1,h rt!P 8 "Upland fog Havre Sueday 4 - ?.'ol?n2 *<t.*ea,n"' Kevsttre ktate bound to Savannah; ','V1 ?1f;,^Fal!ze4 ?"?jotblp Jamea Adger, hence for t harles i fOPM tig tailied steamehlp F'orlda hence for Haven ? ah, and a 9H t*M, pa tied steamship Granada, hmce for Ba ttick'fcg " 8lopptd Ho#k 6 PM on asconntof a fch'p Fleetwlng fof Po'tcn), Fowea, Wbampoa, Peb 1. earned CoJ>tt JareHaaa lttta, with teaa, ante, Ac, to Howes A W lp Alboel. Parnaby, Bbangbae. Feb 1 with tear, Ac, to J B Bbbop. March 28, lat 35 20B, Ion 23 K. spoke Brsalp John K'ngW" for londcn: April 56, lat 0 46 M. Ion 34 3, W. exchanged signal, wlih an Am bark sUerlnc B abowtat a private elgnai, red end white. Feb 23 Robert Gray aea nan died; 11th iaat, Charlea Hale, of Mew York, fell from the naintcrgellaat yard ano waa erowned ? h'p high tin n le -M alba r, bhanghae. Feb 21,_pateed Anjiar f.[c?8,twe 0ocd Kope April a crctsedtbe Kquator Hay 1. wfthUaa, Ac to matter March 3. Gaapf r Ialand 8W BO mllee. u tiL,p B??k ' tT from Bkanghae for Mew York; alao, .^V ^'i '?rd; April 2, lat 32 31, Ion ??Jf??^,klp?orlh Kirerlcan. from Calcnttafo* Loadoa; 4th. lat ?,i do, ion 25 B8 apokeaalp Taiema. trom Calcutta for 1 lverpcol; April ?, apobe whaling cark Clara H1U (probably ?-wtt.bwe'io,Mf,Sp0l"e,,) ??'?tae: April 21. ao<4te whaL 'rgHar nah Brewer, of Mew Lor. don, on a crnlae ton APAbb7tt.8,#r (n**"'W,de' Bo*ton' ta baUaet, to Wotling ?aft"oiilaWrA'Uer (B,)' Cre,we11' St tHiee. 67 day., with co^ife^TAro""' JUD"' Bl?Janelro' 43 d"*' w,th aeUoFlHY&?m^B*hl*' 30 ^ w,U,ec9ee- toordfri ? Brig Billow (of Ba>em>, Hatee, Ponce, PR, IS days, wlthau gar. io S'urAer k Co. Brig Orai Ida (ot Portland), PettlngUL Cardenae. 16 daye wiihmo<ar?B.toAgulrreAGalway. ' Brig C Pciblra, . Maaaan, MP, 11 data, wlthcoffee. ftc vi" V*1" ^ ""a Hole 0,8 Wring W 9<nilee, apoke fblp 1a gaD trom Boatoa for MewOrleanr. Brig l M Mas tew. Hall HamJitoa, Bermuda, May 11 with potatoes at d tomato.a. to W M BmMi. . ^br Jcmnhtne. Dlasoeway Rio Janf lro, April9; with eeflee, toBOben A lrorsidet; veesol to Jcbnaon A Lowden. Mid in nonpar y with bark f alavera Merttbew, lo?Baltimore hot r rmtiy Keith, Peeny Rio Janeiro, March 24 with cor fee to Mapier, Johnson A Co. April 7. lat lb 48. Ion 37 30, ?57k i ?il i S?? 0cokL tTl.m Bfo Jhttelro lor Mew Orleans; ?ll."i1.?',on !t!< ""schrR a Wood cf Jereey Olty; Mavl.H, lat 32 40 1op6S 110 f poke sehr Virginia firlfflih; l?>h, (ape Hen ly .?*, P8 W ,4 M paued a larga black can buoy N?.r>, appa rently in got d order. "t rv w mdS,*,^ ,0B)' Tu"18' 8t Tk0mM' 16 da" Behr Forth Wind, Biggin*. Crnbb Island, PR, 2? days, with fru'tasd 7 paweifera, to maeter. BrhrLcuieaD Dyer (if Rrcklandl Janlaon, Ouasama. 18 days w 1th sugar and nolaaaea to J Onatavta. J i'r'p^a^aal"' 8 days, with pineapples, to to*}} M *e? "rulth, Barter Is!.Dd,7 days, wbh fruit, l-cbrFljlag Arrow Youag. Key Weet. 8 days, with cotton, Ac. to Banter A Deate. Scbr Ihos K French, Webb. Vltginla. befcr C H Van Msme. Vaa Name, Virginia. 2 data ?ctr Maitha Collina, Co llos, Aleiard'ia. 2 tasa Brbr Joteph Boln ea, Bcln ea. Aleiatdrla, 3 days Pcbr Be'ifeer. Skirt er. Baltimore. 3 data Sehr Hamilton. Bopktns Georgetown. Pcbr Mew Yrrk, Gordaell, Bcausa. Behr la la, f base, Beaton. Propeller Tbonaafewanr, Green, Baltimore. Wlnddurirg tbeday B. Telfgraphlr Marina Rrpert. BOSTON, May il'?Air fblp J 1, Warren, New Orleans. Herald Marine Correspondence. / 'L A D E I. P1IIA, Bay 19?Arr ablp Ann a wan. Mclean, fhhicha Ialaida; bark Maraval Ward Mayagua?; achn John Boa man. 1 eylcr. Fall Mtver, K C Hail, Baker, Bristol; Joseph Turner CroweiL Glouceeter. P.D? B *c*? **"? *chL Karr ,T Hojt, wblch cleared at thla perl Jan 8 for Rto Janeiro, with dour waa ormpelled to put htoBt The mas In distress April 3, where she discharged part otrargoto repair tcok tat tbe-aame and arrived hare.to any Her cargo con data of 220O bbls Hour. Old ship Vespasian, Crooks. Porto Cabello; brigs Blreherd A Tony, Wast, Jacksonvile; Wbeeton, Blaiebtnrd, Portland: snlrs Geo J Jones. Crowe 11 Boston: A 8 Kails. 8*eatland Pinti n ou.h, H PCushlng,Godfrey, Boaton;Mell,Crowell. Pro vlderce. Mlar-ellnnewna and Dlsastsn. The steamiblp Naihrlile, C'ept Berry, from Charleston, ae rived isst evening. The purser will secept our thanks for 1 s per*. Akrivjm) at Wn.m.vf.TOM, NC-The fo'lowing llsll-hows the namter ol vessels that have arrived at Wl mlngtor, NC. Irom the 6'h cf May, 18N5 to May 14, 1366 - Barks?American. Ill; Brent n. 1: brlgr?American 111; British 12;acloonero? Ame rican, -178; Biltltb, 8; Dutch gallota, ?-Total, 6f0. WHiLKS-iui- George WtsniVGToi*, Rdwaroa, of New Bed ford, recently burned at Talcahuano waa a ship of (109 tons owred by Feasra 1 Howiand Jr A Co, of New Bedford, whence she ral ed from Oct 9, '55; aba bad taken no oil. The va'ue ot 'he ship and outflta ess about Mhi.OOO and waa lnaurad In Mew Bsofcrd tcr only fll,2MU En Baas Kim.shite, praTlonaly repcrted arbore below WU m'ngtcn, NC, hat been lightered and taken up to W, B.uta let* L B?le (el Bta-on , Lull, from Tongoy, with cop per tie. ft r Baltlnore. which pnt into Valparaiso March % waa tlrg ber cargo March 31 audit would be shipped to Beltl n ere la atotker vessel. Three otiarter* ot sehr Georgelna, 270 tens, a fast rnl er. bull' at ( w's Hesd lastf ctnrer. of wblte rak, coppered and oopper tsetersd, wall foiled, with beavv rbain, Ac, was rold at sue ton ht 1 otkn on Batnroay. tcr 96660, half cash, ball 4 moe. I.At scnr.P?At l%th 17rb ln??. by He>sre KA a Bewail, a ship otalcut 710 tors, cai eh the Helleeponl. Whalemen. Fee port arrivala. Ai lalcahnsno, Msrrb 23. Joshua Bragdon Fwaln NB, 2,10(1 ip, all to d; Flliabeth Hei'e, Matt, liad shipped 370 bbla an oil tv 'h? >ir*r?id, <f leredicrd; Hector Norton, do trkh g lrcifkt let hrne. to aall In a few days; Franklin, law, do ?V0 pp a'l to d. shipped brine; Helena DOrnln, do 380 ap the last cruise and shipped It by (be Hector; Betsey Williams, Austin do 27S ap; Geielle, Fast/n, Nant, 0 000 ap, all to d; 1'arllpa. Htanion. NB. 1 COO do do; Catawba. Bwatn, bant, "65 so; Boberl Rdwards NB, 9B0 ap. all told; Boaclus, tei'er do 600 ap to ship wailing turn; Caro lina. Grey, do nothleg airce leaving the Bandwlch Islands, taktg ft eight for hrme; lezlugton, Brock, Naat, oil rot repcrted, tab ng height; busan. Green, NB, fail, bound borne- George * bngan, yleneke, do 1,000 ap, all fold, ablpplnnt). Garland Farrona, do, no oil since last ranort; Napoleon, Crowell. di 6?0 ap; ilarald, Allen, do, bound liwe, Bea Breeze, Dnfl'y, do 100 ap since leaving Pnvta; Oa pray, Mr her. do, TOO ep 160 wh; Mary Frances. Ruli-.Warren, no oil thee last report, bd home; Pea Foe; Comsry, westport, 600 ap, 40 wh; Heaper, ktephana. FH 180 an, A R Tnrker Krelth, Dartmouth, too an; T.eoeldaa, Oliver. NH. **) ap- Oon stitnttcn, W nalow, Natt, m*i ap en board; Clifford Wayne. Pwaln, FH, clean, acaan Oieea.NB, 1200 ap afl wb on board expected to te at home abont the lat ot July. Hid trom to Jan 29, Mootland. Smith, MR. for Ocliofok Bea Albion. Mtnda. FP, North Faclflc; Feb 19, Arcbar, Maromb?r, MB forVee. IT'b Va na: also, T'tton, do do; Trlfoa Darnln, do ?o reu ?? Mrio'-e >-'?c, < teare'and. do ifo; Mchll.Cor Mjn,traps, ? rj, wfi. Saum tgt, Utbbs, Nam vj ap %;i told, ot'blng on beard; Nautilus, Swain, KB, to cruise, hum* Qlbbs, htelMte, do Jo. In port do Much 18, Baiaena, Dorman. KB. bad attppes *M ?p bj (tip Hoc rr, NB; 19th. kmerald. Muoklsv, do. with 5*1 IP OS board; bad aboo 1.600 bbla oil oa freight, aad would Ml in a lew data lor borne; SM, Bobt Edwards, Za ley. do, aewiy re ad j fjr sea; had tikes no oli last erclso; J A Parker labor, to\ bad shipped 270 ep by the Carollea MB; 28d, HeUr Wil liams. Ant tin, NB; had taken co oil la the last 4 month1; had shipped HO aw by the Garo lna, MB; Beeoaet, Clear*land, da; would ehip her oil. 190 sp, per skip Courier of KB. The Napo leo' was a so sblpplsg oil by the Courier Ohio, Faker, KB, bad shippedI-to sp per ship Hect->r. Spoke Karob 1, offMocha. Knttuofl, Wtrg. NB, 100 sp bd N. At Galapagos Ts'aods. hi Feb aad Marsh, 8e* Queer. Hough ton. Weeiport 70 ap since last reported; Atlannr. Wyer, Nk. 480 rp all toll, Mermaid, Bowes, West port, 40 sp Knee last rerorted; FrolTy, Hale. KB; oil not ata'ed; A B lueke-,Smith, Iiartsroutb. 164/ ep elroe last reported; Mary Ann. Dallmaa. FH, 604) sp all told; Merrator, Mortna, KB, 40 blkfl'h; Supe rior Norton. do, t( in since tarn reported; Clarice Otflord. do, 110 Jo do; l'e i uvinn ihtp Sr.phla ftomnotes. 80 sp etnoe Ism re ported -Ospt Brown was ashore stck, and was walhagthe arr vh I of fbe rlpp nt 7rmbez (.0 Sicg'a BUI, Othello, Meek arts an, NB, UU0 sperm oa beard. Spokes, ??. Skip David Brown Bradonre, benoe Ihr Ban Francisco Jan 16tt. Msreh II. 1st 68 8, Ion 77 W?By lbs bark Rebecca arr at Va'pnrelee. Allowing Ml days to Valoaratao?ti-ae occupied by tbe Rebecca, the Da rkl itrown would hare been 60 days ta Valparalio Bl ip J L Warner, Thomas Irom NOrleara for Boston, May 8. 1st 22 16 )cn 86. Khin Honrs Jare. Bprtnper. from WOrlcaerfar LI res part, Ma? 4, lot 76 70. Ion 84 80. bhlp tiabastloook, ( base, from 8t Btepben, KB, for Lend SB. Mar 18 let tl 81 no 4912. A skip wl'h a black hall Is loretopsall. bound to Baa Fran Cisco ass seen March 70, )ai24 47, Ion 12815. Foreign Forts. AsTWEttr, May 1- In port bark Kdittn, Kendilek. (or Baalao 15ib. B a.>joiwangii, Feb 6?*rr bark Brothers; CiOtraU, Wear* abaja (ard aid 7tb lor Holland). CeetiT.cKTisorLF, Aprtl 21?In port bark True Man. Mayo use; brig Feocemactuoe. Had, (or Maastnaaoon, acbr Boae cratl Boyeta forYtazselllsa Canma. AptII l&-8)d bark Volunteer. Mayo. Boston Cadiz, April 14?In port tsar* Jamaa Brbnt, Howe. frtneHa vastah, rl?g to lo/tl'for Vlburg.tn the Battle, ?rd to eali aooat tbe but ot tbe month. Cahienaa War 11?Arr ship I<och Lamar, Rich born, Har ems; birk BH KiUl-t, Luscmb, Jtataczaa; 12us aahrs ? Curtii. Jobceon. sen Maiaon. Taylcr, Havana. CiKUkCKCCi? May 7?Arr bark Jcbn Farter, Roberta Hava na; btlge Velodof da Donald Kb pi tori Kstevao Young llal Cnirre, ichrK W lull. Pewcomb.doi 8U> brig Pbaobacot. K Fork. 8 Id 8tb bails Tahiti, Buck nam, NYork; Tom torwha, Jordan. Boston. Glasgow May 2-In port Br at>amrr Prlnee Arthur, Ran kles, lor N York 2i>th; ship Martha's Vineyard, Fantbar, far Ms urc; bark Marmora, bray, (or Boston ldg; (iBFKNcrK, Mav 2 In port sklpDlrigo Young, for NTork Ids; Br bark Oisce Kelly, do do GPANTEhAMO Way 1?In port brig Hra, Berry, for Mara* cat ho Havre May 1- Bid attpsHemisphere, Harris NTork; Calm. it Ufa, and Rhine. Jellerron Sb*elds?nd U btatee, kd, H Fa ritgtfn Hincklsy. havanneb Honolulu. Ma/cb 22- In port bark F4w Kopplsoh Eagles ten, from ban Frai claco for Sydney, NhW, ju?t arr Havana, May IS? Arr lugs W Ciars, bltnpscu, NO'leana-. 13th Red Yllfg. Gardner havarnah achra H C Bishop, Bourne. end borret. < ummings. wooOe H'd llth a 18th, stean chip Illinois. Brpgs. Aspinwal'; bark W?and tie, twry art, Remedies; rriia b B I.awtou, 0?rdtter. Savaarah. K W Bridge. VooOburj, Cardenas- echr t Wording, Buss, dec l?th able IJ'ara Ann, Fatten, JCibara HAU' AX.y?i 11- Arrrcfcrs Mar*. O'awson, and Conterra tlve Noon. NVoib: 12th, brig(m?le. Fee on do; sehis ears use. Balinpore; British Kagle Rmitb, FbtledeiDhia 1 vica. pr? v 10 ? prtl 2n?hid ahtp hrbll, Jeikita, Boston l.iVKHi'OOL, Mas 8?In oor' tbtoB l atlrtocr. I-rlcun Ihr Glorcestir. Ma Ids; Blmcds, Naton, and Boatoalan, Mallng, lor Bi ttoi <*tk Matj.vzas May 12- Arr rcbr M L Wedmore. Robinson, Kew York. Sid 10>b, barks Carrier Figeop. Shaw NYork; tto?e? Km ball Morse Catdense, to loan for nyork at $6 60 nor tihds brig. T>ade Wlrd. vtitham, MYork: 12m Battle Annah, Drug lass, fcagua: Hea Foam b?rker, NTcrr. In pott 13th. pblus Beneeoa roughty for Cowei. Ida; Ben Bolt. I orlug, fcr Trifle, do; barks t'avid Laos icy, Bishop, (br Fh'ltd"lphls do - Orermar.n lJttleiohn. tor NOr.efttia do; Koe aulh. Colburu. for Cork do- F R Hazelhre. M'CrUle*. l?r th? tljdedo; hea Lien Ball for NYork do; brigs Ocean Bird Alfisider, ro do; F.verpreen, PetMnaall, for Fhlladelchla db; Bro'bers Abbott, for NOrleans da; John B Dow, OeggoacaU. fcr Provide roe do. Fit1, his sue very dull; tbe last charier was the Am bar* Moats Kimball. Mcree ot 499 W a, for Cardenai ar.d NYorta at W f0 per bid alongside Sugars still very high, and very bit e animation m tbe part ot purchaorra. Most of the estataa arc abcut cloal; g titlr crop. ? s.oviTjh, Mav 8- In port nark Antelope fro? New Haven, ldg; k rigs Molui kua, from Philadelphia, disg. Neuvitas. frwa irw Favan. pnt In, lor what uuk; echr \? Cogswell, from K York, diar. ^ Fokt Baltic. April 29 81d bsrk Te'**raph Giles NYotrk. Bio Janliro April 9?In port br'g R C Wright, Ha me, fiomspdfnr Paltltr.cre lfg; and others as tetore. Sid bat* la's vera, Wrrltbew. Baltimore. Ponca, PB. Mey 1-Ia port barks Trovatorw Carver, and f A (.bate. Cbaee. ldg; brigs BtveUle Thompson, Elizabeth Watts, ard Joeepn do. Pout ao Prince, Mot 2?In port bark Amazon. Btubba, fcr Gcralves 4 day* to load lor Bremen; brigs Kerr isan, Conner. Irom and lor ?0"ton 4 rays: Marts. I-ee, tor do, wtgerew; De'afield Grsv d CrcUm, Blye, dlsg. Going in, bark Obaa K Lai. from PI i'ldeipbia. Kotterda*. Mav 1?In pcrtshtpa fkruth Carolina, Stewart, ard Mas* N'inpl (Dutcb). Buypent. for NYork ldg; A- Bonki ger (brut). Bathaten, for eo and Baltimore, no; bark fHlgas, Calbonn, for NYcrk. do. SiYiiXA, AprU 19?In port bark Osmanli, Gordon,(or Boston ac< n. bvD.fnr. KBW. Ftb 8 Bid bark Pfcilomala, Redman, Java; 9'h pbip Mctscon. Bap Frarclsco. Ft 1 human May 2 In pert ship Gertrude, lor Baltimore-ldg; bark Baitm. for NYoik. St John, BB. May 12?Arrbark Katharine. Crocker, Kew York bi ig A "ant cde. Crocker. Alemodrla; echrs-'ohn A Mary, Gardner t-htlsdelrhla; Caibarlne Brown, Wialplay NYork; Varto, t ock, do, Cld 13th, ship Worth American, Clark, li ven col. f t Stephen Mbv 14?Arr ship Fortitude, Lord, NYork. Baoca. May it?kiT brlrs Galveston. Franklin, and bblbbe lctb, Morten. Matsrzns; 5th, Rio Grande Preble. Havana 8t Jago de Cpba, May 5?Arr brig Foster, UroweU, PWa relpbln. Sid 1st, scbr Coast Plkt, Da?la, Trleate. Valparaiso March 31- In port ahips Bunbeem. Bisbee, tr< m Beaten, just sir; Prcspero. thai field, tor do few dart; > oiks Kiemlto Corlltt, to ?aU for ooita tn tbe coast in 3 or 4 dais, to load for Bostrn; Lucy L Hale, Lull, disg tor repabe see Mlscei). _ _ .. _ Makzanulo, MayS?Arr brig Moite Crislo, Nortorop Bee ten. Bid Apt 1130th, bark Gateebead (Br). Git son, Beaton. Bomn Porta* ALEXANDRIA, May 16?Arr eehra W W McCarty. Bow*; ? cb?fli?D. do; add P, NYork: lTtb, Breeze. Dicker rot, PaR hirer; Bro hers, Bcatot. 6 d Ifttb. aehr* B F Beeves. Provi tree; North Pacific Fcxburr; Nellie l>, Beaton; B F Waal ay, do; Black Mcrster. do; lith, Y Sharp, do; K ? 8 took bin. NYork: D Brcwn, Fall River. BALTIMORE, May 17 a 18?Arr steamer Lccuat Point, Fret eh. Few York bark Amazon, Klcwan. Barbados*; ?cbra While Kwaa Linden, Columbian Coast, E W Farrlagton, Britten. Mobile; Tlrer, Evmcs, NBedfoid. Cid 17th, steamer Locust Point, Praich, NTork; bark Mr ah wood (new. 4Mioart, Martin. Richmond; brig Pamabo Haekell Boatou via Rap po lar rock River; icfcr* Time (*r), Hi ton. Nassau, BP; 3 Bodi ce! t. Yatklrk, Newport; Sea N< mph Dawson, Pro rider oe; la< land City, Cot kin, do; J Foray th. Holmes, it York; R Kerr, Daehlelda 8t J?*o de Cuba; Joeepbine. Feerts. Albany. 0M ships Ann R Hooper. Kama, Liverpool; Med a. lor.. Theobald, Rouerdam; biitra Cblna. Hamblln, NYork; Hope (Bn, Wbke, Weal Indies; Ftsndsid (Br), King do; Pamfbo, hanked. Baa ton vis Bappabsnrock; cr.ando, Gilford, Fall River. BOSTON. May 17, PM?Arr brig China, Lowe. Part an Prince; ichrs Surer Cloud, Pr rUmonth; L Audpncekfc Tltdea, Philadelphia. Cid nhlp Noricman (new clipper, cI Boston, 813 kri). Haskell NYork, to load tor Ban Francisco. lHit?Arr sterner Huntress, Morrill, NYork, titrstnra wt(b ship Noneroan, In tow; bark f ambri- ge, Harding, Newcastle, R: btlgs A no a wan, Smith, Cardenas; Maratlan. Thomas. Jacksonville; aebra A'exander, anew, Atlantic Ocean, of ana via Provlicetown: Moio Murphy, James River; Oregon. Gieerlesf. ( hrp'aak River, VeiJ R Fhrlevcr. tsil'er. Phila dp'phla. Sid tatuidsy. wind BR to K, steamers Wm Jenkins, and Pa'roeto. Nothing a'd on Sunday, wind BR to H BAN(K?R, May Id?Cid nchr F.IIsd Matilda. Wells, Phtla. BEL* AST. May 13?S'd nchr Jane Otis, Flower*, Norfolk. BaTB, Mav 9?Old brig Eugene A Keed, Havana. UHABLASTON, Mav 15? Arr brig J B Jones Ml.la ICTerk; sclr B B Hawkins Otiflln, do Cid ship Hndson (Bresa) Mor dent o z. Ant were; brig Proms Fger, Soubiataa, Havana; acbr Col latterly, Eietrcn. NYork. 16th- Arr bark Bay State Sparrow. Bee ton- SpaabrtgJn Pat a. Isuigtua. Agrsdlila. PR; Span oolacre Darn, Pag-a, St Joint, PR- tcbnifS N Smith Wicks. Boston; Wm Smith, lnith, and R ( Howard Baker. NYork Cid ship Moultrie, Chapman, I iverpcol; brigs Nuevo Ramonclta f*p) Sola, Bar celfra; Random. Craae. Providence; sctar Marv Charlotte, Giant, NBeolotd. Kid btlg Wm Wlllaon, FarreU, Rio da Ja nelio DIGHTON, May 15?Arr scbr Adale Felicia, Hewlett, PMta delph-a PABTPOBT. May 12-Arrsebr Wava. Talbot. NTork. Sid 12tb tblp Pewall. Merrill "torn St Stephen), London; schr BP A Palre. Sadler. Phl'arelphla. FALL RIVER, May 15?Arr schr B Vandiver, Jones. Nor frlk elcop C Badden. Blekinton. Albany. Sid ldtn. tears B B Sharp. Sharp. Baltimore (or Alexandria, aooordlna to wind); 17th. Itam Smith. MoOivem Alexandria; A H Brown, P.taley, and Jaa T Bertine, Ixman, Philadelphia; sloop Ann B Holmes, ftan-moBd, Albany. OA!.VEST ON May 3?Old barka Montauk, Lit coin, Liver pool; Nut cps, St ever a Boatox. In port 7th, ships WM Travis, Moss, for Europe ldg: M'sa Mag, Bearte, do do; 3 F Austin, C.ark, for NYork do; Abby Biowr, Brown, for Pern do; barks Paol Regva, Direr, from ??? Orletce; lalard City, Stevens, from Boston, dtsg; brigs Noith, Axworthj: South" Pickens; M B Davis. Baker; Mary BamUton, Botttord, and Babtne, Walker, for NYork ldg; last, Hepburn. trim do disg. G b ORG KTO WN, Sc. May 7?Arr aehr Michigan, Oouatea. Prospect; 8th, brig Stiraa, Crowley, R mine bunk; achra Ken drick Flab, Shaw, and JohaMcAdane, Wlllard, Boston: Hyena, Falfs, Tkon-aston: 10th, 8 B Strong. Ballock, New York for Pitcksviile; Seaman, Lack, and B Braen. Pearson. New York: lltb, brtra Forrester Lloyd. Bath; Watson, Tlbblta, Charles lot. CM 8th rrhrs W A Dresner Hatch. Boston; 9th. Hamp ton Bei'e. Alexander, Ihomaetoo: 10th. 8 Bolton. Podsar, If Yofk; l.ltb. Mediator, Read. Newport; 14th, Mary B tad to an, Terrv. h York. GLOUCESTER, May 15-Arr schra Silas Wright, Rockland frrNYerk: Rubicon, Camaen fordo; Globe, Isute's Cora lor Plllsdelnbla LUBKO, May 1(1?Arrsehrs Yeloelly, Hucklns, and South errer, Dlrstncre, NTork. Bid 8th schr Emily Fowler, Rowell, Philadelphia. MOBILE, May 12?Arr Spaa brig Querido Candado, Bar reraf Bavar a MARBLKBKAD, May LT-Arr schr B Frink, Philadelphia. Sid 1.1th Keren Happueh, NYork: 1Mb. Clements (Br), Cie nertencrt; Sarah Joknron (F'), and Elbe (Br). Digby NHW ORLEANS, May 11-Arr staamahlp Texas. Forbes, Vara Cruz. _ . l?ih, aM? Arr ship Geo Hallett, Gage, Boston; schr 8tar Gammon, Kingston, Ja. Cid brig cleantba (Aual), Yowodlsk Trieste: scbr J T Grlee, Rogers, NYerk. NORFOLK, May I6-Arr schr K W Bid rides, Snow. Pwb denre. Sid scbra Lerov, Seaman, and Mary Jane, Hep son, N Yoik; Olivia, Bork, NBedford. NEWPORT, Mav 17. 8 AM?In port aehra Tanner, North tip Nrrim For tor), for Mobile, ready for sea, aartag bean supplied with a new foresail. Ac; I ovet Peacock. Terry (from Provi dence). for Savannah, wtg wind. At anchor In the Wast bay, brig Harp, Sheffield, from Providence for Norfolk. > *W LONDON. Mav 1ft?Arr schr H W Oandy, Fargo. Nor wich for Wilmington, MC. Sid brig Louisa Beaton, Nash, W Coast of Africa. PROVIDENCE, May 17-Arr steamer Pelioan, Aldrich, N York: srhr Albemarle. Iluart. Pantego, MC; sloop Harvest, Corwln, NYork. Blc rrhraHonesty. Applegate, Alexandria: Elliot, Buckaloo. Philadelphia; C Chamberlain, Hallett do; C Bawlev, Allen, Albany; H Townsend. Cummtnra, and Barak Mills Rowley, NYork; sloop Blacketone, Reynolds, do. IHih? Arr steamer Petrel, Arey. NYork; aehr J W Lindsay, Clark, halt more. Sid brig Hurmab, MeKanzte, Calais (aM anchored off Rocky Po'nt at snnaet): schra W R Ferguaon Wbeatnn: J Learning, Godfrey, and T Pharo. Oranmer. Phila. > elphla; Kate Anbery, PetOnglll, Portland; William R Rtrd. Smith: Cbss Whitirr, Butter; Ann Smith, Hawkhw, and H Lemuel. Vcl/rr, NYork; sloops Rhode Island, Hull, and Ansa* riea Burton, do. PAWTDCKKT. May 17- Arr schr Mary Elizabeth, WlotM, Philadelphia, PORTLAND. May 15-Arr bark C R HamlMoo, Obaaa, Ha* terras, aid schr Mary Ann. Glbbs, Philadelphia. BO< KPORT, May 6-Arr schrCltlaen, Crane, NYork. lid l.tlh rchi Vlc'ory, Ceck, Norfolk. BAVANN AH, Ma) 14?Arr aehr Tboa Holcombe, Goalee, N Tore (;ld ships Chsra, Iumton Liverpool; Othabo, , do. Ifiih?Arr turk E Churchill, B'ake, NYork. Cid brig* u gusta.ktone. M York: sclirs La Davis, Abe 1 and J W Wab ??er, Berneit, do; Geo Mangham. Scndder,Guaeasonaa, Cuba. SALEM, Mav 1ft- Ait brig Helah, Shut#, Philadelphia. Bid nlyht of 15th barks A Pickering, Xanaibart 16th. Catbarina, Africa; scbr John A Roche Baieman, Philadelphia. WASHINGTON, RC, May 15-Arr cebrs Deboralt. RYortc Wave, do. CM sehrs Rough A Ready, West ladles; Jamas T Bo?d. EYoek BArdewi, do. ? , .? WTCKkORD, May tT-8ld aehr Arioa, MeUugblln. Nor 'WIIMINOTON NO, May IN-ArphHa H F Benwy fjw man, Catdevat' aehr Marine Powell. NV"rk. C'd Iftk wtbrv Entl?a. Giolisn and On ward Smith, NYcch; l.th.brigQUtt, Pe ? grsyr M." P'.ias Balls (Br), Gl Pari, Ha at, TS,