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That the parli/.ans of General Jackson in Virginia arc numerous, is a fact too clearly established to admit of doubt. Hut it is a very questionable point, whether tiiv ir combined exertions in bis behalf, powerful us they may be, will tie able lully to Counteract the unfa vourable impressions, which, during the last presiden tial canvass, they themselves contributed to fix upon the public mind, and which still exist in a more or less degree, towards their distinguished favourite, and his elevation to that important ollicc to which he is aspi* ring. For it cannot be forgotten, that I lie very men now most clamorous in his support, were llit-u his sworn and bitter enemies. How much soever they may now appear to be devotedly attached to him, it cannot he forgotten. that then there was no mo.f.uro to their abuse. Then he was u tyrant, trampling under his feet the Constitution of hi; eonnl.y, and sporting with the lives and liberties of freemen: now he is the virtuous citizen, the gallant soldier, whose services in peace and war were alone diiesteJ to promote the welfare, nud augment the glory, of his country. Then he was utterly destitute ot tho c rare qualifications, necessary to be possessed by the in m, who would wield with eject toe destinies of this grrkit nation; now he is pre-emi nently (lifted by nature with tnl nts of a superior order, nnd happily fitted by the improvement lie has made of them, to preside with dignity to himself, and honor lo his country, at the helm ot Government. Then, his hunch gained even by accident or singular good for tune, were tnifsheJ by actsofmiUhuy despotism; now lie is “the mao who has filled Ihe measure of his coun try’a gluiv.” Then, in *hn cstimnth.n of many, ha was Worthy of a halter; now, the- Chai« <>f fc'r.te! That there should exist among us, men who speak so liiliercntly of the same individual, at different tunes, is hot a rr.altcr of surprise Hut that our Senators and some of our Representatives in Congress, shoul 1 be among the number, is indeed liuly astonishing. “These faithful sentinels on the watch lower of liberty.” ns they have been termed, and as they are sometimes pleased to term themselves, were (he first to sound the toscin of alarm, when Genes a! Jackson took* he field. They taught the people lo believe, that next to v dissolution of the Union his elevation to the Fresh coney was llio.greatext evil that could bcfal the conn, try. Hut thev too have been metamorphosed; for now n would seem, they are hut itic recruiting sergeants of the General, healing up fur men throughout their respective districts, or issuing their proclamations from “head-quarters1*—urging the people by every means within their power, hut inote especially, by the force of their own illustrious example, to rally around the standard of the good General, who alone can save them and their country in this awful and nigged crisis.— (Was there over a time since the foundation of the itepublic, tirat our political affairs had not reached a crisis, dangerous and alarming?) “You know that “once they had been constant and uniform in opposition “to bis desighs. But now the die is cast. They have “passed the Rubicon— sink or swim, live or die, strr “vive or perish with their General, R their unalterable “determination.” Hut is it not strange that those friends of Jackson whose sentiments have undergone such a total and' sudden revolution, within a period so shor t, should he guilty of no inconsistency whatever? Yet it is even t >—if their logic he the standard by which the judg incuts of others must be regulated, indeed, no charge that you could prefer against them, would he more warmly resented than this of inconsistency. And why? Because, they will tell you, it is ridiculous and ahaui'd. TSo—they have not been guilty of inconsis tency. The misty tneJium through which they then beheld their favourite, having been dispelled, (it may he by the light emanating from those “light houses of the skies,” which they have affected so much to deride,) he is now exhibited in his natural and proper colours. Vi’heroes, they once thought him tyrannical and capri cious dcstituieof wisdom, moderation and forbearance, they have found him to he a second Washington, a’ •sviotir of Ids country. Whereas, they once thought certain of his acts uucoR-tilirional, un just and oppres sive, they have fortunately discovered them to be the very acts, on which, “the salvation of the national that lune ti< pended ” Aud so on through the whole catalogue. — But what if these flaming partisans have deviated a little from the right line of consistency; can they therefore bo censured-' iNot ii u be (tuc, as thev triumphantly affirm that Virginia is irrecoverably gone over tn Jackson. On the Contrary, thinking and acting with the people, they arc perfectly right, inasmuch as the people can do no wrong—vox populi vox dci. lint admit (what by no means is the fucO that Jack son is Hit favourite of Virginia,—must uui his ciitlin siastic supporters experience sensations of keen regiet, when t'ioy letlect upon their past conduct to the man whom they now cherish as their only solid hope, in (his hour of danger? Must they not fee), that they have acted an ungrateful part, in having vilified the man whom they now uphold.—in having loaded with \ itupe rntion the inau, upon whom they uow lavish their prai se- and their approbation? Pei haps to this cause mav be attii’ lied, in some measure, (he unbounded zeal which l’ 05’now manifest in h:s behalf; a zt-al so great, as to induce s/>me to forego the highest honours of their native Start' that they may serve him, and others to bestow no office of trust or emolument upon any man, who does not wear the badge of their own party. At. ! yet these men, who are thus lauding the General !w tar f kies.—dcn\ ing themselves all offices but those in wbir h they can best promote hi., views, and proscribing every man who will TiX war und^r his banners, these ven Men will tel! ron, that tbey yield him (heir suppoi 1. because t'/y l->ok neon huh ns n “choice of evils.”— A choice of evil,: One who has heard their wild and extravagant eulogiums!, on the virtues that adorn hi, private character, on (lie splendor of his military glory, unsullied by a single act of oppression, on his rare qualifications fur the important and responsible office, into which they ve striving so zealously to induct him, would lianlly.suppose him to be a choice of evils. If bo possessed but one twemielh part of tbc qualities of the bead and heart, which his friends have attributed M him, inethinks he is the man, wham of all oilier?, bis country wouldonost delight to honor. But professing fo take him as a choice of evils, they have launched o-.lt into such high-wrdtight eulogies on his life and character, that any man unacquainted with him, would be apt to consider him (lie first man in this or any other country; they have, justified with infinite address those acts of his, against which they once vented their hot* test indignation; have denounced all men who have the hardihood to oppose Iiis pretensions; nay more, their leaders in whose pure ryes all combinations an* imho ly, have themselves combined to cli’jct bis election, and when cbaiged with inconsistency, fo;sooth, the} are incensed; it is so ridiculous aud absm l. There are however, still left in the “Old Dominion,” men, who have not bowed the knee to this ido'; me n who have always been unwilling, that this man Jack eon, “should reign over them.” If a-kr 1 why, they refer his present devotees to ifieir own ultMtlde objec tions, to their own vufnnhinnnbtc arguments, which trnce nn all occasions, they reiterated against him.— Tiie tnan who having with apparent sincerity and earn estnesa, advocated one side of a qm -.(ion, and by rca soning closely and logically from e ta' fished fa'-ts and undisputed premises, insensibly draws thp minds of his auditots to one conclusion; but finding him.clf 311 Men Jy compelled, it may be by some impulse, as irresistablc ns the torrent of popular opinion, to change hi* tent-, espou-es (bo opposite side, with equal warmth of f, ?l i:Vr and eloquence of language, if n -t with equal to penny of reasoning, and fiom the same data dunn a different conclusion, is not placed in an attitude a tv hit more ridiculous, than that in which the friends of Jackson find tbimselvcs. I>et them reason an-! argue as long as they can. and then let them shout ‘•long live the General,” till their luug3 fail them, it tvill be in vain: tl wi'l not, cannot be forgotten, (hat they have furnished the most plausible objections, the most irrefragable arguments against him; that they once joined the clamour “down with him.” Before t.iey can induce his opponents to join their rank«, they must remove their own objections, must refute their own argum- nt5; a fa«k not so env'7 accomplished as tbry perhaps imagine. But we won'u ask these friends of Jackson, rf when they were so v// ally opposed to fc- 7), they did not think the objections t!i*»y then urged? val.d and unanswe* abb. Unquestionably, they will, sav. AnJ do they tluuLc them less valid and unan swerable, now that they jmo urged by others instead ol j Uiomsclvcs? It would seem so iudai-d, mice tbe» will endeavour, which is the most they can do, to turn them j into ridicule, or gravely answer them as occasion may i smt. When they werelatt ljr presented to the public, in a calm and dignified manner by Jonathan Itoueits,. in reply to the communication of the Jackson Commit- ’ i tec ol Philadelphia, a hue and cry was immediately ' (raised against hun. It is however natural, perfectly I ! uatural, that these objections should have lo-t all weight | witli those, who have no further need ui them; and it is perhaps cquallj- natural, that the opponents of Jack" ' son. should urge them as unanswered and uiianswer-' jable, and uige them too, as the quoudam favouiile objections of his present adherents. As they, some of them at least, arc ably staled in i several numbers Which appeared in the Kuq lirer, ove, i .the signature of “Algernon .Sidney,” during the last! j presidential canvacs, the precise time not recollected, ! and as a wish has been often expressed by many of -vo,,r subscribers, to see them in the columns of your i I paper, you cannot have any objection to republish I them, especially as you arc among the number of those i iwho yc contesting the ikvaliuu of Jackson to the : I resiliency. l»y being again presented to tho public! ■ cj c, peradventure some, who at the time of their pub lication. subscribed to all the sentiments therein con* i famed, hut who have since become the warm and de moted friends of ’ackson, may he induced to take a ; i retrograde movement and occupy the stand they thou : did, since, in this ago of mutability and inrjiisislvncf, j rnsii adept end ttbanuoo pi incipleb and opinions, with us much ca-e as they put «. 11 or olf their c' -u!»s, and I l desert the ranks of one party and attach themselves to : (those of another, with as much facility as a weather- : ^ cock, to which they may not inaptly he compared, is ^ j eered about by the wind, as it varies from one to atm • ilj(»r point of the compass. lit* tills however as it tnav, j the General must be gratified to know, that aim'd the I (various clmnges of Ins friends, he lias remained the I I same; unaltered in all the leading features of his pri- j vale, military and political character. If ho w as not | worlhy of tiie Presidency in 1G25, as his best friends | 'then declared, neither willjie.be in Ki2U. Such at j least, is the opinion of oue, w ho is -NO TLT.NCOAT. .Jr. f.licsolutioti.*.—Mr. Giles’ Kesolu linns : nctc disposed of cn Friday—-and were severally ^adopted, hy large i • h*. Gen. Smyth made a very able ar;,ament i a that day, in reply to Gcu j I aylor—and Mr. Giles also briefly replied. His re ply was confined chiefly*, to a defence of his consis— j teocy* impugned by bis speech when Ohio was in* i induced into the Union, llis defence consisted in a part denial of tho srnlunents there ascribed to him_ , niid in alledging that the constitutional question was 1 not made at t*ial day. It was thought rather lame and it would have been better had he admitted what | S'lclearly saw, natm.sy, that his opinions at that dar and this, were flatly contradictory, and rested his de , fence on a change of sentiment, wrought by time and j circumstance. For example, be might have said—that j although Mr. Jtiierson’s administration set the prece dent of making roads and cabals, and he himself aid cJ and abetted, yet that there was a wide deference, uctweeu Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Giles, aud Messrs. Adams and Clay-. A road made under the adtninis— | (ration of the latter is unconstitutional, but it does not 1 ;°dow, that it was unconstitutional when made under • ^r* Jefferson. \ ugirtia was then in power—she is i nu'r ,n tho opposition. Adams and Clay must be put ' out and to effect this, ue must charge that as highly j c: iminal in them, which was light and constitutional in ! ’“r- Jefieihqii and Mr. Giles. 'Filing* ar* neither • *J**t nor wrong iu themselves, but all made (tie one or the other^bv circumstances and the agents who do i l**e,n. Examples to prove (his are abundant—and the I opposition to Adams and Clay, resolved (hat they shall j do nothing right, have very properly acted upon this | system, since the cumineucu.Meut of this administration. • AH their measures have been exact counterparts of ihe measures ot their predecessors—* ncvcilheless wc iiave assailed t;.cm t>M, and continued to make n.yn , people believe them unprecedented, unconstit utiou i ni and corrupt. This is necessary to effect cur end to gel Adams and (. lay out, and gel the power our* selves. It might not have exactly suited Mr. Giles’ purpose to hold this language—but it would notwithstanding, bare come nearer the mark, than his vindication. lu relation to the resolutions—they were voted for by a!! sides of the House—except those who were friendly to roads and the tariff. The Presidential question, as | far as wc could see, did not enter into (heir considera i poo. Their discussion occupied a week, and cost ■ :0,0U0. The fruit will he, vox ctpru:ierca nihil—a '.'week’s remembrance, and then oblivion. Like the other | abstract legislation of the Virginia Legislature, their ! only practical effect will be to put a hit la more of the I I topic’s money into the pockets of members. —GAS CON V ENTIOX. Charlotte Counts', r.':n. 24, rtj?. i At a meeting of (lie members of the Cubb Creek j debating Society, at !\Ir. Charles A. Paine’s fur the ! purpose of taking into consideration the rejection of the Convention bill— Mr. Hill McCraiv was called to tire chair, and Mi. ! (. Ital ics A. K iine appointed clerk. Alter the meeting war jiganised, the following pre amble and resolutions were adopted. | Hie members of the Cubb Creels Debating ! Society, feeling mortified at the rejection in the House j (,,r Delegates of the hill providing tor tr.king the sense • i (be people of Wrginia relative to a Convention — believing a change of the ( on.-iilnlion to tie the wish ' ot a majority of this Commonwealth, inasmuch ns its i'^rongest features arc aristocratical, and in its opera- . i (ion oppressive—and from the lucid argument? con-j . tained in Jefferson's letters to Iverebival, believing, , inat our condition is only nominally republican—do make the rollowiug Itcsobitionv— 1. Re.rived, that wc view with the deepest abhor* | rence any attempt made by a Legislative body hi a ; li ce country to stifle the voice of the people. 2. Resolved, that the representative vt.te of this • county in the Legislature relative (o ibe Convention j bill, i-; inimical to the piinciplcs of republicanism, j i and in our opinion opposite to llio voice of a majority j of (his community, and therefore by us disapprobaled. j i 3. It./aolved, that we support no man by our elective J j franchise, who is opposed to the voice of the people, j for auy civil office whatever, deeming such support! ) a departing from republicanism. | 4. Resolved, that in our opinion, (lie republicanism j | and talents of I >r. William Rice, loudly call him forth to the political field under the present pressure; I ! consequently wo solicit birn, in conjunction with Ins ) numerous friends, to corn ? forward as a can iidate for j the next General Assembly. 5. R» solved, that the Ll;*rk send .the above Rre amble and Resolutions to the Editors of (he (,'on«*i(u- ! lional Wl.igand Richmond Enquirer, requesting them ! to give publicity to these our candid and unanimous sentiment*. Signed by order of ibe Society. HILL McCKAW, Chairman. Charles A. Haute, Clerk. J “Liverpool, J an. 17. ; | “The I’antb-a, from New York, was wrecked in > Holyhead bay oa toe : 'tli .i •?. AM on board saved. 1 TETfrflfnfg SUfitelaturr* HOUSE OF DELEGATES. j Friday, March 2. A communication was received from the Senate Mial they had parsed the bills—concerning Sami Tins h-v—and with amendments, the bill to amend the act releasing to Thomas F. Goodwin the Commonwealth's | right to a certain trac t ufland.—And that they had i rejected the hills concerning circuit courts—and Jarne» j Johnson. The Senate’s amendments to the bill con- ! corning T. F. Goodwin were disagreed to ou the j ■notion of Gen. Taylor. ^The House postponed the order of tho day for elr-ct- ! mg a Judge of the General Cuurt, and again took up | Mr. Giles’ Report and Resolutions. Mr. Smyth of Wythe resumed and concluded his I argument in reply to Gen. Floyd, and in support of! the Resolutions. " I>et» lie had concluded, Mr. Giles rose and briefly replied to a part of Gen. Taylor’s argument. Mr. George, when Mr. Giles had finished, called for the previous question, so far as the continuation of the debate was concerned. The question was then taken on Gen. Taylor’s sub stitute, and carried in the negative, ayes iJ, nocs I JO. The question w as then taken on the resolutions concluding Mr. Giles’ Report, one by one, and they were respectively adopted by overwhelming majori ties. J Saturday, March 3. A communication from the Seriate, stated they had passed the bills—1, Imposing taxes fur the support of Government—2, Reducing into one, the several acts for the better securing the payment of rents, and pre venting the fraudulent practices of tenants, and to re gulate the practice of suing out and prosecuting writs J of replevin—3, To alter and amend the act entitled, I an act to reduce into one, the several acts concerning’ i marriages (changing the punishment for marrying two ! sisters, into fine and imprisonment at the discretion of! a jury)—1, Incorporating a company for itnproviii"- ! the navigation of the Kivannn river—5, Reducing ! into otic, the several acts concerning the fees of cur ! tarn officers, and declaring the mode of discharging I the sail fees—6, Concerning the widow and heirs oTi Henry R. Gilliam, deceased. Mr. jjf-ciiett adverting tu the postponement of the! James Liver Loan bill the other day, observed that he j had voted for the postponement, while lie approved I some of its objects. 1 he provisions of that bill were I too oijCoiuaut, and the bill b:i I accordingly, fallen a j sacriiice. lie asked leave now, to introduce a bill ^ providing for such objects of that bill, as be believed were generally approved. lie wished its provisions confined to rebuilding Gaulcy Bridge—for assessing and collecting the toll on the mountain section of the I dames River Canal—and to pay for contracts m which ; the faith of the Slate was involved. The vote of the other day was then re considered, j and the rule suspended, ayes 7d, rioes 37. j Lockett then moved a substitute to the James ; River loan bill, authorising the James River Company I to borrow illti necessary sum to answer the ends above ; ■‘d-ilod, at a rate not exceeding 6 per cent, interest, i .Mr. Harrison supported the substitute as meeline . bis entire approbation. ° Mr. May was willing to vote money to rebuild Gun ; ley Bridge, but be was unwilling to borrow money to do it. lie thought it better that the St;i:c should dis | pose of some of her stocks, lie thought the bill was | loo much in detail, and that it should be recommitted —which course was accordingly adopted. Mr. Chalmers from the Select Committee, to whom the subject was referred, made a report on the sub ject of certain powers exercised by the Virginia Bank, Scc. ° M**. Colston called up the bill for appointin'*- a su pernumerary Judge, in Judge While** District? ■Mr. Mason of Frederick, supported the bill as loud ly demanded hv the District. Judge White’s disease hadI rendered it impossible for him to discharge his ju diced (unctions. He coubl amicqtate no constitutional Objection u> the measure, 'i’he numbers of the Judg es of toe General Court, were at the discretion of the Legislature. On the score of expence, the annua! 1 expenses to the Commonwealth m Frederick alone,' J* the stippoit of criminals awaiting trial, exceeded ' the Julgc’s salary. It was objected, that this would j be Hie origination of a eivil pension list. He under-i s'oi'J a pension to be, a salary without equivalent ser vice. It tins was a pension, was not Judge White as i much a pensioner now, as iie would be by the bill*_ i i ct Judge White was no pensioner, lie was a sol !u;r of the Revolution. His days of manhood, and the j rime of In's faculties, had been devoted to the service ; • his country. He was entitled to the peculiar cun-: ; deration of this House—It bad been said that this i dl would be a precedent. But if a similar case ari- j -.3, it ought to be made a precedent. He trusted bow- ! Lv-c-r. that no such case would again occur_the evil ‘ resulted from the trial oiganization of the Judiciary, i and be believed the day was not distant, when that ' organization would be corrected. Mr. M. concluded, ! with a feeling description of Judge White's condition’ I poverty and former services. ’ i Mr. J.pps lamented that l.is duty impelled him to, oppose a measure, founJcd upon a state of things,' u Inch lie admitted was grievous# Hut these ivcrc not days, when principles ot fundamental law, were to i he postponed for expediency, and by appeal to the nini able aifections of the human heart." Whilst lie proper ly leh for Judge White’s situation and the condition °* 1”'» r>»striel. he could not consent to give relief at Ihe expense of the Constitution. Why was not Judge \t bite impeached? \\ hy was this legislature, instead i of (he proper tribunal, resorted to? The Executive were authorised to supply vacancies, for ‘*incapacity.” Was n.;t Judge White' incapacitated? Was Im not I physically incapacitated from discharging his JutD_; There was no difficulty in flic question. If the peo i [*lo of iiie District chose to submit to (uc grievances ■ complained of, rather than sttk redress in the man ner prc-onl ed in tlie Constitution, it was their own 1 business. Was this House prepared to make a pr.-ce dent, wliicli would enable every judge on the pica of! incapacity from sickness, to retreat from his duty, and s.iil retain his salary. Judge White’s poverty had been staled—hut his revolutionary pensions seemrd him from want, if this was not sufficient, he was ready to . increase his pension to $,2000, rather than establish* this precedent. He paid ample tribute to the services I of Judge White—but ho should be glad to sec 1 c inform to those principles, for which he had steeped *>« sword in the blood of bis country’s enemies, in | you’l*. lie should he gl.id to see him imitate the ex ample of another Judge, and resign his office. 'Judge Carrington.) I.et him resign his coimnis i«.n—he nnpd not distrust his country. Lot him resign a com. mission, the condition of which was, that he dLjuIJ render sci vice for salary. Mr. Mason leplir.d. It wax said Judge White was ' to he impeached, for want of capacity. Ho confes-ed j,is astonishment at this construction. The Judges f held their office during gooJ beiiaviour— they could ; toen only be impeached tor misdemeanor in office._. a< sickne-s, misdemeanour in office? llut (lie inca I parity meant by the Constitution, was a vacancy in 1 oihce. ( on id a Judge be impeached, when his office was vacant? (Mr. Hops cxplamcfi—there were two inoocB pointed out in the Constitution fur removin'* a : Judge—hy impeachment—and appointing a successor’ by tltc Kxecutire, fur incapacily.) .Mr. Mason said, that tlie incapacity meant in the constitution implied a vacancy. Was it pretended that i the Judgeship of the lOtii ( ircuit was vacant? I - the incapacity in the Constitution, did n«t mean physical! incapacity—it meant incapacity, created by (lie acccp- j tancc of a federal, or incompatible office. As tbeie- j fire a Judge could only be impeached for inisdemea-• nour in office—and as (lie incapacity mentioned, was not physical incapacity—tl.cie «as no method of remo- I ving Judge White. Hut if there wa*, he trusted lie knew the people of the District too well to believe that i they would wish or attempt it. They won Id rather v. choose to submit year afleryear, to their piesent ca- ! families. Mr. F.pps explained as to the amount of Judge White’s pension. Mr. Mcllbanev referred to (lie case of Judge Fleming, pending, whose long itKapaci'v. an assistant Judge of the Court of Appeals iuj been ap pointed. If Judge Wlnie was impeached, could the House believe, that it would avail am thing? Mr. Gholson regretted that he was compelled to vole against the bill, lie tv as opposed to it, because* incon sistent with the previous course of the Legislature.— As to Judge I* tuning’*case, the Legislature had i^Jns eJIto appoint an Assistant Judge, as beginning a^Pd List. The same resolution was followed in the case ol Judge Itrown. I le considered it dangerous to estab lish a piecedent, which enabled every Judge to make hiuibcdi a pensioner. He honored and venerated Judge White, but it was not proper to reward his revolution ary services with a pension of ^1500 a year, lie as serted that the Judge held his office in consideration of services rendered. When one party failed to render the equivalent, the other had a right to refuse. He thought the bill uucaiidid—diawu w ith great legal acu men & ingeniously avoiding constitutional difficulties— but for that very teasou uncandiJ. The language oias sociate Judge was used—but did we not know, that Judge White could never again perform duty? We w ere then appointing a successor in fact, before the predecessor was out of office. It had been said, that Judge White would be pained to receive the public charity in the shape of a pension—but lie thought the reflection would be more cousolitary to him, that lie was receiving the compensation for his distinguished service-*, than the reflection that he was receiving the emoluments of an office, dutus. he did not perforin. Mr. Colston said that impcaci.menls inuit be made in «nis House, and if he could bo impeached, it vra» ; much the duty of the gentleman from Sussex (Mr. Lpps) to impeach him, as that of any oilier member. Hut it was vain to talk of impeachments—it was out of the question—Judge White would go on to receive his sal ar.V—a,)d he hoped he would, as he was not disposed to see him turned out ou the commons. He sttid that this question was strictly one of economy and expediency. On (his point, the charges of the commonwealth for the maintenance ot untried criminals, exceeded gieatlv the salary of the Juilg'e. Mr. C. replied briefly, to the i views presented by Mr. F.pps and Air. Gholson. Mr. SannJeis opposed the bill, and called for theaves ! and noos. The question was then taken by ayes and noes, and I carried in the nt^aHvr, ayes 73, n.»e3 lot. On motion of Mr. Briggs, the House proceeded with the Senate, tw elect a Judge of the Gen. Court, vice I*. 1*. Harbour. ? Mr. W atkins of Goochland, nominated Archibald Brjcc, Esq. a Delegate hem the county of Goochland. Air. Briggs nominated Isaac II. Williams, Esq. I v'leik ut the Superior Com t of Chancery, at Fredricks-' burg. Mr. Almond nominated Joseph II. Samuels, Esq. oi Shenandoah. 1 Mr. Hill nominated Richard II. Fields, Esq. ofCul i peper. | Mr. Harrison aided in the nomination of Mr. Bryce. I His residence out of the Distiict having been consitler ! ed mi objection, lie contended that it was a recommen dation— hat a Judge should know nothing of the par lies. f Mr. Edir.gton joined in the nomination of Mr. Sam uels. Mr. Turner assisted in the nomination of Mr. Field. Mr. Finks supported (he nomination of Mr. Field, i with great aiiir;.-ation. i Air. Nelson supported the nomination of Air Samu , els. i Mr. Williams supported the nomiuatiou of Air. Sam uels. Mr. McWhorter supported the nomination of Air. Samuels. Gen. Taylor supported the nomination of Air. Wil liams. Air. Finks again sustained the pretensions of Air. Field. Mr. Almond again spoke in support of Air. Fainu-j els. Mr. Lockett supported the nomination of Air. i Bryce. Mr. Briggs further supported Mr. Williams. Mr. Thompson of Amherst, joined in the support of i Air. Bryce. Mr. Finks, (by leave of the House,} again spoke iu ' favor of Mr- Field. Mr. Geoige was opposed to the taritr, and opposed! to importation of Judges, when domestic ones could be i bad, properly qualified. Air. Neale supported the nomination of Air. Willi ams. . | The Speaker, by indulgence of the House, vacated the chair, and warmly supported the nomination of Air. i Field. j Mr. Page asked if Mr. Williams was not an old fash-j ionid Ilaitford Convention Federalist? Gen. Taylor and Air. Brrggs, answeicd this question,! and indignantly repelled the charge conveyed in Mr. i iJaire:s interrogatory. Rome fuither conversation took pir.ee between, | Messrs. Hill, Almond and the Speaker, when the bal- ! lots were counted and stood thus: 1st 2d . 3d Field 64 82 jjo Samuels 54 GO 74 Br\ce 48 58 dropt Williams 33 dropt Scattering 1 I 1 So Rich. IT. Field having a majority of the whole, was declared duly elected. On motion of Air. Tayior, the House adjourned. On Ykstetu> \v—A communication from the Senate ••tatid tl.ey Lad passed tlie bill releasing to Charles Ituberlsoo and others, lire commonwealth's rightjlo cer tain real estate—and have rejected the bill concerning Townsend McVeigh and Jeremiah Cobb. 'i hey recede from their amendment to tlie hill to a mend the act releasing to Thomas Fretwell Goodwin, the commonwealth's right to a certain tract of land. On motion of Air. Chalmers the report of the Select Committee concerning the Hanks, was taken up. After the repoitand resolutions wore read, Air. NeLnn mo ve I to lay tht m on the table, which was agreed to. Mr. Ship moved that when the House adjourned on Friday next, it adjourn until the JIsl March, which was agreed to—and on Air. Watt's motion, the meeting of the House hereafter was fixed at 9 o'clock. On motion of AI r. Mason of King and Queen, the re port of (lie Committee appointed to examine the bonds ut Public Officers, was taken up. The resolution of the Coinn;illee that it is expedient to reduce the penally of tiie bund required ot the Treasurer, being read, Mr. Thompson of A. opposed, and Mr. i’attesnn of L5. advo cated it. The resolution was then rejected. 'I ho engrossed bill concerning the Penitentiary, was taken up. Mr. F’.ittrsnu moved to fid 'die blank for tiie salary of thr Moto keeper with $2,000. Mr. Cmvaff innvrrl $1,500* which tv a s supported by Mr. Bowers. .Mr. Mason of K. >■>' Q. support' d tlie motion to fill (he blank with $*,000. This motion was rejected, and tlie blank filled with $1,500, and the bill passed. Messrs, P.iltcsoo, Bowers and Mason bore testimony to the merits of the store keeper, and his tjualifirnf ions ns a public officer. A billconcerning lotteiicp was taken up on its second reading, Mr. May explained the purposes of the bill and advocated its engrossment. Mr. Briggs opposed it. Mr. f’.nth rfoord then moved its indefinite postponement, which iv3‘ negatived; and the bill ordered to be engrossed. T »* bill authorising the purchase of Thomas Joilers in"* bust and library was taken up. .Mr. Hoy ail offered an amendment appropriating a sum of money for the benefit r-f Mrs. Randolph. Mr. Imy ill passed a handsome eulogy umui .vlr, Jrffr-on, and depted in glowing colors his long lile of labor and service in the cause of his country. Mr. lyler supported the amendment, and dwelt with eloquence upon the claims of Air. Jefferson’s child upon the justice and generosity of the state. Mr, Crump of Powhatan mov'-d that the amendment lie taken ns a substitute for the bill. He said the estate of Mr. Jefferson was not known certainly to be insolvent; and if this should prove the fact, the bequest would not be com plied with. His wish was that the will should be carried into effect. Mr. hpps and Gen. Taylor opposed the amendment. They both bore testimony to the character and'pubiic ser vices of Mr, Jefferson. The amendment ottered by Mr. Cmrnp was rejected. I he question was then *aken on ATr. I.- v-ili's nmendment an I i-.-’ga'-.' t. Mr. Ciump moved to amend the bill by a proviso that tho appropriate,, should not be made unless the estate of Mr. J. be found insufficient for the suppoit of Mrs Kundolph’% fan-dy. I <iis motion was opposed by Mr. May and ucgti* lived. 1 lie bill was then rejected,to5$. Mr. G holson moved that the- bill be laid t|,c tal,je fo| the purpose of offering a resolution for leave to brim* in a I hill to relinquish any inleicst which the state may have under the will of Mr. Jefferson, which was negatived. Engrossed hills passed. Concerning the Penitentiary_ concerning appeals in cases aiising under the by-laws of ; tlm town of Wheeling. To punish the burning or otherwise | "‘jurilig of public property and for other purposes. Chang* mg the punishment of free negroes and niulattocs in ccitaiu I eases. XVZAXmX£2>f On Wednesday evening by the Hcv’d Andrew Svnie, Mr. ‘IrVM.^.S Ga1,t K'mhnroml, to Mary, second daughter of Mr. riiomas Colipihoun t>f Petersburg. _ In Culpeper county, on the Cth Feb. by the Rev. John WondviUe, Mr. A. Grkkn, of tho U. S. Navy, to M^s Makoahkt Findlay,daughter of Mr. Richard Randolph f urish, of said C ounty. On Thursday last, at Rattlesnake Spring, Chesterfied, by tlm Rev. Win. II. Hart. Mr. Blair Burrell, of Man chester, to Miss Dei.ia Harris, of Chesterfield county. On Saturday, at the seat of Mr. Robt. Gordon, by tho \t?V' >y,n- H- ,,aM’ CaI‘«- WM* Finney, of Chesteifield, ;u Miss Eliza C. Wood, of this city. On Tlunsdoy the 1st inst. by the P.ev. Mr. Keeling, Mr. Titos. Williams, jr. of this city, to Miss Pit antes Ei.iza, eldest daughter of George Gtecnhow, Esrt. of Ilc*. ,ico county. D18P. In this city outlie 3,1 inst. Mrs. Mary T. Crenshaw, wile of Mr. Wat. C. Crenshaw, and youngest daughter of Mrs. Ann Couch. 0,1 Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock, after a tedious and t p.imini indisposition, which he bore with the fortitude anil > resignation ofa believer in Christ ami a Minister ofhisGos- ; pel, the Rev -David Kopkr. In his departure, a widow and four children sustain a loss, not to he repaired; nume rous friends are deprived of one whom they justly loved* and the cause of viitue and religion loses a firm and able’ ti cl\ omte. Valuable Stock of Dry Goods . AT AUCTION. virtue of a deed of trust from Lewis Wiimfield Ar f' C;K to, the subscriber, will be sold at Auction on ri.orsday.tbe 8,h,mst. al 10 o’clock, tbe entire Stock of 4'* i^iV0OD^O-f 8a"' 'V,n&fi,dd * Oo. amounting to about $8,000, comprising a very general assortment of season*, ble Goods, well selected and principally of recent purchase, thcrefoie iii good order. * „ JOSEPH MARKS,"Trustee. Terms—Under $100, cash; over $|00, 4 months credit, for approved paper. I lie above sale will be conducted ‘ • j°r,s» Uu-NLOP *= Co. and by C. & G. Clark k, A c tronecrs. " ' March 6 . -- --- 1' < OOK WANTED. WA* 1 KI> t0 h,r* il VVon,a»» Without incumbru V T Who IS a good washer and iroi.er.—Apply at thi (>lVr-_____March • The Miss Gillinghiuns’ , rffUmni) and last Concert, will be on Thursday next ! -5- March Lilt. * ! PART I. I Grand Overture. Znubeiflote, (by desire.) Motor/ Jiio—Mi Lusci. Miss Gillinglianis and Mr. rad don. f Song—By the simplicity ef Venus Doves—Mifs ‘ ‘'cr‘ Gillingham. JJ'tf, Duett—As it fell upon a day—Miss Gillingham*. ™ °*>‘ Song—Eccesso de con ten te—Miss E. Gillingham. Dwelt—Cara Zittclle—Miss Gillingham anti Mr. Paddon. V, _ C ureto. PA TIT 2d. Duett—What’s sweeter than the new blown rose_ Miss Gillingham and Miss E. G. Ilandtl. Trio. Fra Q.<iai— Miss Gillingham-, and Mr. Pad don. (ions• ‘ Song—My Mother bids me hind my hair_Miss Gillingham. Ilaud i Song—Adieu thou lovely youtii—Miss E. Gillum- ' ham. 6 ^ Duett—Love in thine eyes—Miss E. Gillingham and Mr. Paddon JucUon. bong—By desire, Auhl Eobin Gray—Miss Gil r- rvn • Scol/Uu Gland Inn—ODo.ce caro istantr—Miss Giiline h«.ns and Mr. Paddon. Ciawrozo. (1. Tickets to be had at Mr. Fitzwhylsonn’s book srtire, at the Eagle Hotel, and at the door in the even M£. V Concert to commence at X past 7 o’clock. March f> . Green-house Plants, for Saie. ” rF^rn: subscriber intending to travel f..r the benefit of S- 1ms health, offers for sale at bis residence, opposite tlm Government House in Richmond, bis extensive col lection of GREEN HOUSE PLANTS, and he believes it may be asserted without fear of contradiction, that no col lect.on of equal extent and quality, has ever been offered fin sale in the. U. State*. The admirers of Flora, ami lovers of goad Lemons nrd Oranges, have now an opportunity of selecting a great va ‘;cl.y ‘V t!eBant Plants and i rui; Trees, for ornamenting tiioir Green lueses. ° Tne plants which remain unsold on the first of April, wib tie oftered at auction, and a list uf them he given. Marri. h—wdt_R. TURNER. Trustees Sule. ii\ viiiin* of a Deed of Trust, executed by Doctor Lit n tb herrv H. Aloghy and Louisa P. bis wife, dated the -tltli day ot May, 1826, and duly recorded in the Clerk’s Office of Powhatan County, for certain purposes therein mentioned, the subscriber will positively sell, on the 23 l» day of March next, on the premises, the Tract of Land on which the said Mftsby now resides, called Gibraltar, lying in the said County of Powhatan, and containing by esti mation 295 acres. This property i* situated in "the upirer end of the county, on which is called the Middle Road, near Cumberland old Court House, and is in all respects very handsomely improved; having on it an excellent Dwelling Mouse containing seven menu, with all the neccssaiy offi ces, and farm house adapted to the accommodation of a genteel family,and presents an agreeable icsiderc* either for a professional gentleman or a good scite for a Tavern. At the same time and place, will be sold at Public Auc tion, in pursuance of said deed, the following slaves, viz; Emanuel, Solomon, Juno, Eloisa and her tluec children" Joe, Maria, and Kitty, (the foregoing slave* however su j jeet to a prior lien in favour of Piaitholumcw Tnieheart and others;) also toe slaves Davy, Chester, and Webley_ the three last not included in the foregoing lien; also all hi* household and kitchen furniture,embracing a g.eat variety of valuable articles, and an excellent parcel of bedding and two Pianos; also a valuable medical and rm-sellnncous li brary, consisting of about 225 volumes* together with many valuable surgical instruments: also all his plantation uten sils, together with a cart and carryall and the harness h. longing to the same: also all the stork of hogs belonging to said Mushy: with many oilier articles of personal property named in said deed, and unnecessary to be here particular ly described. The fern s of the above sale will he, one third in rash, am the balance in two equal annual payments, for the land' and r credit jmtil the 1st day of January, 1323, for the per sonal property with bond and approved security for all sums over five dollars. The above sale is made at the re quest of Dr. Alnshy, and for the benefit of Iris creditors, a .l of whom are requested to attend and make known the amount of their claims, that provision may he made l*r their payment. The subscriber will convey only such title as is vested in him by said trust deed. JNO. IV. NASH, Trustee. March (i g( "^^"OIICE that the Celebrated lfo.se AMERICAN •Is ECLIPSE, from New Fork, will stand for mares the en-uing season, at (ho stable of Mr. VVm. Towns in Eoydton, Mecklenburg county, Vn. N. B. Pedigree and particulars will be given in a few days. ELISHA I.\|RD Aft March 6—3t*___for John C. Steer. n» I^lOK KENT, the Store, Counting Room arid Celia., for merly occupied by C. Irvine ns a g-eCery. It is consi dered an excellent stand for business. Possession may bo bad immediately. A- ;1t-0 JAMES GRAY.