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[Extracts from our Daily Ktports.~\ IN SENATE. Wednesday, February 6, 1850. Mr. MANGUM. Mr. President, I ha?e been charged with the duty of submitting to this body th$ proceedings of a public meeting held in the town of Wilmioptm, North Carolina, without distinction of party, in reference to the questions that are now agitating nKtft deeply the public mind. I will iemark, sir, that Wilmington is the largest and most commercial town in the State from which I come. It is a Whig town, and haa been so for the last thirty yearn, peihaps in all time. This meeting, sir, was composed of the leading and most marked men upon both aides of political parties. It is a population eminent for its respectability, as my friend from Alabama well knows?emineutly marked for its respecta bility and intelligence. These resolutions, sir, are strong ; they are decided. The citizens of Wilmington bold, in com mon with almost the entire South, the opinion that we are standing upon the defensive merely in regard to the slavery question. No act of aggression has proceeded from us, and we ask nothing but hands off. Hitherto it has been a ques tion of mere partisanship, I believe, on both sides. This question has been agitated at the North, as I learn from the highest authority, with the view of procuring political preferment. That may have bean so heretofore to some extent in some portions of the South, but North Carolina has never agitated, nor have her representatives in this chamber ever agitated the subject, so far as I know. I certainly have not. I say that it is almost the universal sentiment of the South that we are standing upon the defensive. Sir, it is no longer a mere questions of party policy in the South- An overwhelming proportion of our people believe that this Go vernment has no power to touch the subject of slavery either in the States or in the Territories. But that portion of our population that entertain a different opinion, and who concede the power to the Government to act upon slavery in the Terri tories, yet regard these aggressions upon us as an abuse to so deep an extent that they will go as far, when the day comes to resist, as those who believe the power to be a usurped one. Sir, I have said that in the incipient stages of this contro versy it was a mere play of party for place and preferment. I think, sir, the entire South has passed that point, and all mere questions of party are merged when we are brought to the consideration of this great question. If ever the evil shall come that many of the beet and wisest men in the coun try apprehend, jou will find men of all parties, and of every description of politics io the South, standing shoulder to shoulder to defend those rights, which we mean to defend, which we can defend, and which we will defend at all hazards? at all hazards, sir. Sir, I have heard much about compromises of this ques- j tion. 1 have heard much 6aid about equivalents and com pensation ; but, sir, it seems to me that that conception is baeed on an unjust, if not an entirely false idea of our posi tion. What is compensation for ? What injuries ? Have we done any thing that the North has a right to complain of * Are we to make compensation for the slanders, for the cal umny, for the endangering of our firesides, for the exciting of domestic insurrection ? Are we to make compensation for aggressions of ibis character * No, sir. We aland by the constitution and our rights, and we mean to stand by them under Heaven, and under that protection we feel that we have the power to maintain them, and we will do it, at the hazard of our live?, and at the hazard of every thing. Every thing or any thing will be incurred in preference to dishonor and an ignominious submission to an impudent, arrogant, and unconstitutional interference with our rights. I have said, sir, that we regard the aggressions as coming entirely from one section of the Union. We are not in the fault. We have been and are now as much devoted as they to this glorious Union. I speak now for my own State, than which none have been more loyal to the Confederacy. She has no interest but a participation in the common glory of our history, in the perpetuation of the institutions of this Government. In the pecuniary and incidental benefits from this Government, that many other portions of the country enjoy, the perhaps has as limited a participation as any other State on the Atlantic border ; yet not a State in the Union, from its earliest history to the present day, has been mire loyally devoted to the preservation ef liberty and the perpetu ation of our free institutions than the State of North Carolina. Vet she has not and she will not agitate on this question; but if ever the day of action comes, mark me, sir, the unan imity will be found complete. Yes, sir; and the craven who would not stand by the side of his countrymen would have failed to stand by them in the days of the Revolutionary struggle. 1 pray God that day may never come ; but I do regard the Noithern country as holding the destinies of the republic in their hands. Sir, I repeat, that there will be no division of sentiment at the South, nor will there be any divided actnn, if that time shall come. We have reached the point on which we mean to plant our feet, and, with the bles- j sing of God, we expect to stand upon it, in defiance of all enemies who attempt to invade oui rights by force or other wise. Sir, the pretension that is *et up, that this Government is to go and strip our neighbors of their possessions, and to appropriate them entirely to one-half of the Union to the ex clusion of the other, to say nothing about its injustice, is? I say it with great respect?a degree of impudence that is un paralleled. It will be nothing, if the principle be recognised, but offering a premium for rapacious war and a disposition to strip our neighbors of their possessions. Why, sir, with the sacrifice of common blood and common treasure, we despoil our neighbors of their possessions, and the whole benefit is to enure to one-half of the Union, and to the practical with holding of their proportion from the other. Sir, the policy of this country is peace ; but we, in common with all the repub lics of the earth, perhaps, have a war spirit upon us as strong, aye, and stronger, than any Government under the sun. Sir, our people have a military turn?they are fond of military glory and military achievements ; and hold out to that active, that brave p ipulation at the North the premium that all the spoils of war are theirs, and theirs only, and the dsy will come when spirits will be found to agitate the war question quite as strongly as they are now agitatiog the slavery question. Sir, up9n that point, I, as one individual, plant my feet; and I never will recognise, under ar.y force or pressure, the right of any one to appropriate entirely to one-half of the States the spoils of war ; never, sir. Sir, it is not for me here to talk about disunion. I am charged with no such duty in my place in the Seiia'e; I have no right even to speculate upon the subject or to commit my self to any course. My duty is more humble, within the con stitution, which contemplates no such action. Sir, if this question should be driven to.extremity, my business is to abide the decirion of my countrymen ; and whatever that may be?for weal or foi wo?sir, this old frame shall be put upon the altar in common wi h my fellow-ountrvmen. I hope the resolutions will be read, and I move that they be printed ; which question goes, of course, to the Printing Committee. The Secretary read the resolutions as follows : 1. Reiotved, That we have witnessed with much anxiety the pi-ogres* of fanaticism and political dishonesty at the North, and of excitement at the South, on the subject ot slavery. 2d. Resolved, That a crisis has arrived when it becomes necessary for thinking men at both er.ds of the Union to adopt such discreet measures as may avert the consequences likely to flow from this fanaticism, dishonesty, and excitement; or, if they cannot be averted, so to meet them as to diminish as much as possible their mischief. 3d. Retolved, That the union ot the States is not less dear to us politically than is lite individually, and we will therefore maintain it at every sacrifice but that of principle. ?ilh. Renhtd, That dear and essential at is life to the in dividual, no brave and virtuous man will consent to hold it at the sacrifice of honor and principle ; neither can we yield up principle ami honor, even H tlut maintenance of them should involve the sacrifice of our political and individual existence, in the dissolution of the Union aud the bloody consequences likely to flow therefrom. 5th. Resolved, That in the hope that it will lead to some peaceful and honorable result for the preservation of the U nion, and it that may not be, in any event to a perfect unauimity of action in the Southern States, we recommend that a Conven tion of delegates from the several Congressional districts in this State be holden in Raleigh, on the 2<)th of April next, for the purpose of considering this subject, aud of appointing two de legates from the Stale at large to represent .North Carolina in the Convention appointed to be holden at Nashville, Tennessee, the first Monday in June next, and that delegates be appoint ed for each Congressional district in this itate by Conventions holden in said districts to represent said district! in the said Convention to be held at Raleigh. 6th. Re"jhrd, That fifty delegates be appointed by the chairman of this meeting to attend the district Convention to beholden io Wilmington on the second Monday of March rest. 7th. Jlzeolved, That the chairman also be authorized and requested to appoint a committee of thirteen, to be calle a committee of safety. Mr HALE. Mr. President, I object to the recepti in of the paper. I suppose in that case the question must first b< taken on it* reception. Tbe VICE PRESIDENT. The reception of the papei u objected to. The ques'ion is on its reception. Mr. HAL?. I wish to say a word or two on this motion When I first t<*'k my seat in the Sena'e, ar.d wis charged bj my constituents with the presentation of a petition asking anj action or exp'rMing any sentimerU favorable to any actior on the subject of slavery in the District of Columbia, or an] where ehe, objection was made to itss reception, and a motior made to lay that question or. the table, which motion prevail V ed. And, sir, one of the first individuals who expressed hii / opinion es to the cours* or proceeding in presenting petition / or memorials of that charac er wis the Senator from Nortf ?, Carolina, who has just r. >w taker, bis seat. He took occa > aion, sir, upon the present ?:;ot *of papers of that character by myself, to say tha* up to that 'itne so jjdieious bad been the c mrse of the Senate?adoj.t d, ( think he said, after con aultation axon; the leading men on beih sides of tbe cbam bid coma to an understanding that when any petitioii or memorial of that character, looking to the action of the Government in any way in relation to the aubject of slavery, was presented, the question of reception should be considered as raised at once, and a motion made to lay it on the table, and thus they got on quietly, peaceably, and harmoni ously. And he said, too, that hejegretted that there had been such a revolution in any remote State of this Union as, by accident, had thrown such a firebrand as myself into this Senate. Wall, sir, I heard it all, and submitted ta it; and j such has been the course of the Senate. Thus far, every paper looking in the remotest degree to any action of the Go vernment, or presenting here any opini >na of individuals ad verse to the institution of slavery, has, the question of recep tion being raised, been laid on the table. Now, sir, if , such is the rule to be applied to us north of Mason and Dix I 0n'8 line ; if it is improper, unconstitutional, and reprehensi j ble to bring petitions and memorials here from the North country expressing opinions unfavorable to the institution of | slavery, I ask if it is not equally proper that petitions and memorials coming from south of that line, and looking to a l different action on the subject, should receive the same fate , . I am not mistaken about the character of these resolutions, although they are not so definite in their term* as they are j when appended to the speech of the honorable Senator in ex planation of them. He says they all look to, and refer to the agitating questions which now divide this country. They declare, sir, that the good State of North Carolina, which has bad so high a eulogiura passed upon her, and from 1 which I do not feel any wish to detract, that same loyal old j North State has at last waked up to the aggressions of the j North. Sir, I wish that the intelligence of North Carolina I had given its attention to the inquiry, and pointed out what j lho?e aggressions. I wish, if it could, that it had laid its j finger on a single word, letter, or line, that was spoken or j written at the North, that contemplated any aggressive ac tion by this Government on this institution. The honorable Senator seemed to say, and he did aay meat distinctly, that the South in its porition only occupied the defensive. I con fess, sir, I am not so well versed in the dictionaries as are some gentlemen, but if the course of the North on this sub ject is aggressive, while that of the South is defensive mere ly, I confess I am poorly skilled indeed in this chapter of de finitions. He says that all they ask at the 3outh is " hands off." That is all we want at the North, sir, "hands off." Talk about our being aggreaaive ! The history of ibis Go vernment will show that the course of the North, from the first institution of the Government, from the first adoption of the constitution down to the preaent time, has been conces sion, and concession, until new our very women and child ren reproach us with the pusillanimity which permits our rights to be trampled upon here by the action of this Go - vernment. We have conceded, and conceded, and yielded, until nothing is left to yield, and now we are told in substance that if we do not come forward and take hold with our own hand<?, and help in extending thid institution of slavery?that if we do not identify ourselves, soul and body, in all the re sponsibility belonging to its existence, perpetuity, and eterni ty, we are aggressive, and that the Union is to be dissolved. I raise the question of recep.jon, and move to lay that question on the table, and I shall vote against it. I raise it merely that the Senate may ha^ an opportunity of adminis tering the same justice to the South that we of the North have bad to take, whether we would or not. I ask for the yeas and nays on the motion. Mr. MANGUM. I have but one remark to make. As to all this affair of concession on the part of the North, the merest school-boy in our history knows that there is very little in it. The difference between this case and those referred to by the Senator, where the question of reception is raised and that motion is laid on the table, is just this, and it will be seen that they present two distinct questions. These memorials from the North invoke action on the part of Congress ; these resolutions invoke no action whatever. That is the distinc tion. 7'hose from the North ask for an interposition of Con gressional action to do?what ? What nearly one-half of this Lnion, if not more, believe Congress has no right to do under the constitution. These resolutions are designed as a mere notifica'ion, and ask no action on the pait of Congress. Mr. HALE. I renew the motion to lay the question of reception on the table. 0 The yeas and nays were ordered, and the Senate refused to lay the question of reception on the table bv the followipg vote : \EAS?Messrs. Bradbury and Douglas?2 NAYS?Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Baldwin, Bell, Ber rien, Borland, Bright, Cass, Chase, Clarke, Clay, Clemens, Cooper, Corwin, Davis, of Massachusetts, Davis* of Missis sippi, Dawson, Dickinson, Dodge, of Iowa, Dodge, of Wis consin, Fetch, Foot, Greene, Hale, Hamlin, Houston, Hunter, Jones, King, Mangum, Mason, Miller, Morton, Norris, Pearce, Phelps, Pratt, Rusk, Sebastian, Seward, Smith, Soule, Spruance.Turney, Upham, Wales, Walker, anil Whit comb?48. The resolutions were then received, laid on the table, and the motion to print them referred to the Committee on Printing. Thursday, February 7, 1850. The ^ ICE PKE8IDENT laid before the Senate a memo . rial of Susan Decatur, widow of the late Commodore Deca tur, asJting that the prize money due for the capture and de struction of the frigate Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli may be diatribuied among tha captors, and protesting against any portion of it being paid to Priscilla Decatur Twiggs or h*r .sisters ; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. Alai, the memorial of S. P. Walker and others, citizens of Iowa, in favor ot a railroad from the valley of the Mississippi to the Pacific ocean ; and also for the issue of gold coin of the denomination of twenty-five dollars < which was referred, the fiist part to the Committee on Roads and Canals, and the latter to the Committee on Finance. MEMORIALS FOR THE ABOLITION* OF SLAVERY, Mr. HALE. I have received and been requested to pre sent to the Stnate the memorial of an association of Friends for promoting the abolition of slavery and improving the con dition of the tree people of color, asking Congress to do what they may to prevent the increase of slavery, by the non admission of any new States into the Union, or the erection of any new Territorial Governments which do not contain or ganic laws expressly prohibiting the continuance or establish ment of slavery within their limits. I move that it be re ferred to the Committee on Territories. The \ ICE PRESIDENT. Doea the memorial come within the rule * Does it ask fot any action by Congress on the subject of slavery ' Mr. HALE. ^ I believe it does cot. It simply remonstrates against the admission of any new slave States or Territorial Governments. Mr. KING. Y\ ho is it from ' Is it from negroes. Mr. HALE. I believe the rule does not require me to state the complexion of those from whom it c imes It is from an association of Friends in Pennsylvania. I do not know that they are people of color; the memorial states nothing about their complexion. The VICE PRESIDENT. Itismived that the petition be received and referred to the Committee on Territories. Mr. HALE. I have also a petition from citizens of Col lins Centre Mr. CLEMENS. I object to the rerepfior. of the me morial. Mr. HALE I ask if it is in time * The VICE PRESIDENT. The Chair is of opinion that it is in time ; the question had r.ot been taken. Mr. HALE. 1 ask then for the yeas and nays on that question. Mr. KING. I ask tha' the petition be read. The SECKkTARr read it as follows : '1 o the Seiute and 1/t.iise oj Jiepretentuuvea of the United Suite* oj America: The Association of Friends for promoting the abolition of slavery awl improving the condition of the free p-ople of color respectfully represents: That the members of the Society of Friends have Ton. m?iAtai ed the principle that " ail mep are created equsl, tlia7 all ahoulil have equal rights and privileges guarantied to them as citizens of a common country." In view of this, they have been led to look *t the increased extent of our tlomain, and of the necessity ot'maintaining over i s wide surface such equal laws as shall render happiness and security to all The system of slavery, which has so long I bui dened and desolated the Southern portion of our land: is viewed by us all with d?ep concern, and the fear presses upon J us that in the admission of new States into the Union, and the j erection of New Territories, this terrible evil m .y be spread ami perpetuated, thus adding blight to blight, with its vest ad ? fJ111on of diiiirfS', ot sorrow, and ot* sin. j W e, however, ask of you, possessing, as vou do, the legisla j tive power, to prevent the ii.crease of this drea.lful evil, by the | non-adnussion of new States into the Union or the erection of (new Territories whose constitutions or organic laws do not I aontain express prohibitions to' the establishment or the con | tinnance of slavery within their limits. Signed, on behalf of the aforesaid Association, st their month ly meeting, held in Philadelphia on the seventh day of the lUh raot,tli, IW9. JACOB M. ELLIS. > ' . LYDIA G1LLINGHAM.1 CIfrki * ..t Y ICE PRESIDLNT. The question cow is on the i reception of this petition. i wr" H r m(,Te Iny !hat motion on the table. ? I ALE. Let us have the yeas <ind cays, sir. ?*y' to,n? <?*?. " ' I Re'!- Rciibury, Bright, ' llni.t ~v"* ?* Uawinn, L'lclsir.fcji:, ? ? te est- SttPr*iar* i Turret 2i ' ' Sebastian, Soule, Sturgeon, ! Co^SDa^sM,lMB?!r' C!u^ Cbrk- Cooper, \V or ,\il v . ''f *, bods-, of rown, Do.lge, ot 1 q T o Felch, Greene, Hair, Miller Norris S^wur I , Smith, Spruanoe, Uulerw,**), Upham, Walrs, Walker?it ' , So toe motion to racaive was laid upon the table. . Mr HALE I have also received a petition, numerously ' I V Tu T . ? l,n; V*,:lrP'i<! the 8,a,?- of New York. They , sk the at.ention of Con grew to several facts which tbey ape ! C'fVTRg Wh,!C5 my lbat l"? individual., of the na ? ? .of ?d 3aym, are imprisoned n the District of Co lumbia on the false assumption that there u ? l,w le?aIif1D* slavery in the District of Columbia. The remedy which they propose ia the impeachment of the judges comaraad in j ^ThTaecond evil of which they complain iathe action of the Secretary o? State in refusing a passort to Mr. Hamilton, a C?Th? thhdevil is that the Maishal of the District of Colum bia imprisons persons lor no crime but that of complexion , and that if they were of dilferent complexion, they would go ' unmolested. The fourth evil is, that there are a great many persons in .he District who are actually held as slaves ; ? there is a widespread delusion in the county that Congre? has the power to legalize slavery, they pray that Congress will hasten to dispel such delusion, by declaring that they have no such power, and that they will abolish slavery tn the District. | I have no doubt this comes within the rule. I The VICE PREf DENT. The question ia on the recep tion of the petition. , i Mr. MANGUM. I move to lay that queaUon on the table. The motion was agreed to. . . j Mr. HALE. I have leceived also, and been requested to present to the Senate, a petition from a number oMadies ol Germantown, Philadelphia county. Pennsylvania ; and I wish, in order that the Senate may -understand the (of petition, to read the commencement. They address us as ?^Dear Friends," and, after setting forth the W?r ?hich they put in, they say : ?? Trusting that you will adopt mea sure for the furtherance of these objects, we bid you an affec- . tionate farewell." [Laughter.] , . , The petition prays that Congress will prevent the introduc tion of slavery into the Territories, and also will abolish it in ^VheVICE PRESIDENT. The question will be on the ?MANGL^M. I move to lay that question on the table. Tde motion was agreed to. Mr H \LE. I have also received a petition from various citizens of the county of Philadelphia, proying that Congress will prohibit the internal alave trade so extensively carried on between the slave Slates. , , , . , ? The VICE PRESIDENT. The Chairu not advised whe ther this petition comes within the rule. Mr. HALE. I believe it does. . On motion, the question of reception was laid on the table. Mr HALE. I have another petition from the State of Penn sylvania, and, ill presenting i?, I wish to make a single ob servation. The Chair remarked that he did not know that the memorial just presented came within the rule. I believe there ia no rule. The VICE PRESIDENT. The usage. ' Mr. HALE. The usage is to receive every thing from the South, and reject every thing from the North, without asking what the nature of it is. This is a petition from citizens of the State of Pennsylvania, requesting Congress to take mea sures for the abolition of slavery within tbu District. I believe that comes within the rule. On motion, the question of reception was laid on the tab e. Mr. HALE. I have also two other petitions from Phila delphia, numerously signed, praying for the same object. Mr. MANGUM. I move to lay the question of reception on the table. The motion was agreed to. , . , ? v u Mr- HALE. I have also received a petition from mhabi tanta of Pennsylvania and Delaware, staling that they be lieve that the federal constitution, in giving its support to slavery, violates the Divine law and makes war UKon human rights, and is inconsistent with republican principles; and that the attempt to unite slavery and freedom in one body politic has already brought upon the country great and mam fold evils, and has fully proved that no such union can exist but by the sacrifice of freedom to tho supremacy of ?'?very They respectfully ask Congress to propose without delay some plan for the immediate and peaceful dissolution of the American Union. ? . I trust, 8s the Senate decided yesterday that it was in order to reccive resolutions threatening to do the same thing forci bly, they will at least receive a petition asking them to do it peac ably. The VICE PRESIDENT. The question will be on the *CThe?ques,tion was put, and the VICE PRESIDENT was about to state the result, when a division was called for in several parts of the chamber. Mr. HALE. I cell for the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were ordered. Mr. UNDERWOOD. I am one ot those who have uni formly voted for the reception of almost every description of petition, where there was any ground upon which the Lon gress of the United States could act in reference to that peti lion. As a member of the other House of Congress, I uni formly voted against what was called the twenty-first rule, ex cluding a certain class of petitions ; and I wish to ?ay upon , jhis occasion that my motive in doing so vvas to P^vent an in- , creese and multiplication of that agitation in the N orth which I conceive to be meet prejudicial to the interests of the South and to the institutions of the country. I .eel very well satis fied, fiom inform atiqp which I huve received upon the su >ject, thot nothing has given an impulse to that Northern fee which gentlemen from my quarter complain, so muchashe manner in which petitions which have been sent h.re hav. j ^Now, although I have taken the course" that I have indica ted, I have done it with a declaration at the same tune utter- . ly averse to the right of those persons at the North to make any such application to Congress; and my motive in doing what I have done upon this subject, my willingness to receive and refer these petitions, has always been with the view of obtaining a declaration from the appropriate committee, and a onfirma-.ion of that declaration by the action of the Senate or the House of Representatives, in whichever the petitions might be presented, that those individuals who were constant ly presenting petitions of this character had no 3uch right of petition ; and, unle s some understanding can be come to set tling what this mooted tight of petition is, and in what it con- : sists, we shall never come to any satisfactory mode of action in regard to the matter. ... .u ? u. Sir, I contend that there are two limitations upon the right of petition ; and the petition which we now have under con sideration presents the question fully and fairly ; end it in duced me to rise for the purpose of making the remarks which : I intend submitting in a very few words. One limitation is I where the power addressed, or where the body addressed, has no power to grant the prayer of the petition. In a ease of that kind, sir, it is worse than ussless for any body of indi- i viduals to ask a legislative assembly to do a thing which they have no right to do ? What is this petition which my friend over the way wishes to have received, and against the recep tion of which I shall vote after making this explanation, but which I would be willing to have referred the views I am now presenting can be carried out as I wish What is this petition ? It is to ask Congress peaceably to dissolve the Union, or to take s'?ps with that view. Have we the power to do it > I deny, sir, that Congress, under the constitution of the country, has any power whatever to 'Visfolve the tiov rrnment; and every step taken with a view of that sort by j either branch of Congress is without authority by the consti tution, and treasonable in its character. I then say, sir, that, in this point of view, Congress having no power to grant the object of the petition, the petitioners have no right to asK tl?e body to do a thing which the body itself cannot perform. , That ia therefore one of the grounds which have always gov- | emed my action in similar cases, to wi', the total want ot authority on the part the body petitioned to grant the thing : asked for; and wherever that state of things does exist, me petitioner has no right to come before the body?none what- | Taere is another limitation, sir, upon this much mooted right of petition, as it is called, which has always influenced my action, and upon which I should like to see this and the other branch of Congress make some definite rule. It is, that the individual who asks for the passage of a law, which law when rasseAdoes not operate upon him personally, and does not operate upon his property, is interfering with the rign s of others, with which he has no right to interfere; and there lore, when he asks f .rthe passage, repeal, or modification of a law which does not affect him, he is acting without right, lega', moral, or of any other character. Most of these petition* which come here proceed from individuals asking for ths passage or raodifi ation of laws which are not to act upon j them or their property, but which laws, when passed or modi fied, are to act jipon the persons and property of ohers. I hold, sir, that it is the very quintessence of tj?nny nnJ des- . po'.inn for one set of men, for one set of individuals, to ask for the passage of laws which are not to operate upon them , personally, or upon their property, but to operate on the persona and property of other individuals. W henever a case of that kind occurs, I hold that the individual petitioning for the passage of such laws, or a change in the laws for such a purpose, has no right of petition; and I think thatin all cases ol that sort Congr^s had better say, by way of establ.sh- I ment of a general rule such as I have indicated, tnat no such , right of petition exists. I therefore think the petition ough not to be further acted upon thin to say to the peti';:ner that ae has no such right. .... -r __i? Wishing, sir, to assign the reasons which have uniformly i influence 1 my conduct on occasions like this, I bate submit- j ted these fiw remarks, and I ha\e nothing more to soy. j Mr. DOUGLAS. Mr. President, I have not many words j to say on this question ; but, a. the Senator ff?m ^^"5^ ; (Mr. Umtxawom.) has defined his position as to the motives which have heretofore influenced his action, perhaps a word from me on the same subject will not be inapproprta e voted yesterday in a very amad minority?there were but two of u? out of fifty?sg.inst receiving resolutions from the State ' of Nor'h Carolina, they being resolutions against^anyjetton I by this body upon the slavery question, and ,nt,?l\DgJ^. i ulterior measures would be taken to dissolve the Union il ?uch action should take place. Mr. MANGUM. You are mistaken. *Tr. DOUGLAS They Intimate pretty strong andstf- I nificantly that ulterior measures will be taken. Bot, be *ha J u it may, I voted against the reception of those resolutions, because I have always been opposed to Ibia whole system of slavery agiuiion upon (he floor of Congress, believing that it tended, if it were not designed?deaigned in aome instances, and that it tended in ail lna'aoces to weaken the bonds of union, and would perbapa result in ita eventual dissolution. I thought it incumbent on ua then to vote againat receiving agitation from the one side of the union ae well as agitation from the other aide. To-day I find a petition preaented here praying Congress not to receive any Stale into the Union wberein slavery ia tolerated, and on the yeaa aud naya being taken, it was rejected by a large majority. The VICE PRESIDENT. Will the honorable Senator suspend his remarka for a moment, that a message from the House of Repreaentativee may be received ? The Cuik of the House of Representatives appeared be fore the bar and aaid : . JjB "Mr. President, I am directed to inform the Senate of the death of the Hon. Aiax. Nkwmax, member elect ot the 15th district of Virginia, aud ot the proceedings of the House ihereou/', Mr. DOUGLAS resumed. My object ia not to blame or to criminate Mr. HUNTER. I beg leave to suggeat to the Senator from Illinoia that the message from the Houae relates to the death of a member of Congress elect from Virginia. With his permission, I move that it be now contidered. Mr. DOUGLAS. Certainly, air. Mr. KING. Let ua firat dispose of this question. Mr. HUNTER. Mr. President, I move the postponement of all further proeeedinga upan the question before ua, for the Eurpoee of taking up the measage just received from the louse. The motion to postpqoe waa agreed to. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Monday, February 4, 1850. The SPEAKER stated that the first business in order waa the call of the 8iates for resolutions. The firat resolution in order waa that of the gentleman from Ohio, (Mr. Root,) ol- i fered on the 31st of December, on which the previous quea tion had been moved. The queation waa now on seconding ihe deuuud foi the previous queation, on which motion telleia had been ordered. The following ia the reaolution : Rsaofved That the Committee on Territories be instructed to reuert to the House, with as little delay as practicable, a b 11 or bills providing a territorial gwernmentw^ernrne?|t. for all that part of I he territory ceded to the United States b) Mexico, by the treaty of Gaudalupe Hidalgo, lyinjI of the Sierra Nevada mountaina, and prohibiting alavery therein. . . Mr. ROOT withdrew the motion for the previous queation for the purpose of modifying his resolution, by strikuig out the worda "Sierra Nevada mountains" and inserting the word "California." He.then renewed the motion for the P'Mr?*H ARAL80N inquired of the Speaker whether, as the gentleman from Ohio had modified his resolution, a motion to lay it on the table would not be in order The SPEAKER replied in the affirmative. Mr. HARAL80N then moved that the resolution be laid uuon the table. . _ . On this motion Mr. ROOT demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered. - , Mr. HARALSON withdrew his motion, when Mr. VENABLE renewed it. And the question having been taken on the motion that the reaolution be laid upon table, it waa decided in the affirmative y the following vote: . YEAS?Messrs. Albertson, Alston, Anderson, Ashe, Ave rett Bay. Bayly, Beale, Bissell, Bowdnn, Bowlin, Boyd, n-:' . ljroeks Albert G. Brown, W. J. Brown, Burt, Ches ter Sutler, Cabell, Geo. A. Caldwell, Joseph P. Caldwell, Clarke, Clingman, Williamson R. W. Cobb, Colcock, Conrad, Daniel, Deberry, Dimmick, Dixon, Dunh*?'J^ ' mundson, Featherston, Fuller, Gentry, >ilmore, Gorman, Hall, Hamilton, Haralson, lsham G..Harn?, Samson W. Har ria Thomas L. Harris, Haymond, Hilliard, Holliday, Holmes, Houston, Howard, Hubbard, We, Andrew J< W. Johnson, Jones, Kaufman, Faroes G.king, Jno A.King, La Sere, Letfler, Job Mann, Marshall, Mason, McClernan , McDowell McKissock, McLanahan, Robert M. MoLane, McMullen, McQueen, Meade, Miller, Millson, Mor?diead Morton, Nelson, Orr, Outlaw, Owen, Parker, Phelps, Phoe nix, Pitman, Richardson, Bobbins, Ross, Savage, Sheppar , sinly, Frederick P. Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, Alex. H Stephens, Taylor, Thomas, Jacob Thompson, John B. Thompson, Toombs, Underbill, Venable, Vl^1 y? Watkins. Wellborn, Williams, W oodward, and Young?105. NAYS?Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Baker, Booth Buel, TB Butler, Cable, Campbell, Calvin, Carter, Cleveland, Cole, Coneer, Corwin, Dickey, Diiney. Duncan, Durkee, N. Evans, Fitch, Fowler, Freedley, Gerry, Gid dings, Goodenow, Gott, Gould, Halloway, Harlan hard Henrr. Hibbard, Howe, Hunter, Jackson, D. P. King, G. G. King, Preston King, Little&eld, Horace Mann. Mattewn, McDonald, McGaughey, Moore, Morris, Ogle,J^Js, Otis, Peaslee, Peek, Potter, Putnam, Risley, Robinson, KotH well, ltoct, Rumsey, Saekett, Sawtrile, Schenck, Schermer horn, Silvester. Spaldimj, Sprague. ThaddeusSJet- | son, Stroue, Sweetser,Thurman, A andvke, Walden, Waldo, White, Whittlesey, Wildrick, and Wilson? <9. \fier the wll bad been called for the ?bo?e vote, Mewrs. Johhsov, of Kentucky, McWittn, Monsi, andlBa?? en tered the hall, and desired that their votes might be recorded, but, objection being made, they were not allowed to \ote. SLAVERY IN THE TERRITORIES. Mr. GIDDING8 offered the following preamble and reso lution : . , . Retake J, That we hold these truths to be sell ewJent, that aUmen are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights to lite and I'berty , , and that Governments are constituted among men to secure . ^Itesoked' That in constituting Governments in any Terri 4 ol the United States it is the duty of Congress to secure the people thereof, ol whatsoever complexion, m the enjoy ment ct the rights aforesaid. The question being on the passage of the resolution Mr. GIDDINGS moved the previous question. Mr. INGE moved that the resolution be laid upon the taOn this motion Mr. ROOT demanded the yeas and n?y?, which were ordered. > . , . And the question having been taken on the motion that the resolution be laid on the table, it was decided lu the affirma 11 YEAS?Messrs. Albertson, Alston, Anderson, Ashe, Aye rett Bay Bayly, Beale, Bistell, Bowdon, Bowie, Bowlin, Sjd,l?eck,?ri gs, Albert G. Brown, WilUam J.-Brown, Buel, Burt, Chester BuUer, Cabell, George A. Calduell J. P ('aidwell Casey. Clingman, W. R. W. Cobb, ColcocK, Conrad, Daniel, Debenr, &?am, Edmundso^ F^ther Fitch, Fuller, Gentry, Gorman, Green, ^ . Hamilton,Ji ralson, lsham G. Harris, Sampson W. Haniv I. L- Harm. Haymond, Hilliard, Holliday, Houston Howard, Hubban , W \ lohnson. J. L. Johnson, R.W. Johnson, Jones, ivaui mSKerr,La Sere, Job Mann, Marshall, M?on, McClernand Stanly, F. P. Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, A. . Sjgjj s&Tsa ? Woodward, and Young?104. Maker Bo m AYS? Vlfisrs Alexander, Allen, Andrews, patter, _ Cam^l^Cart^r^lwndler^U^rk.nW^^^^lcole^^on^e^ Corwin Crowell, Dickey, Disney, Dixon, Doty, lJuer, Lrun can, Durkee, Nathan Evans, Fowler, h '^ (ierrl|arUn' dings, Gilmore, Goodenow, Gott, Gould, ^mpton, Harlan Hay, Hebard, Henry, Howe, Hunter, J??*?'^ ^ Kine Georee G. King. James G. King, John A. King, son, Thurman, Tuck, Underbill, V ?ID^ke,1Vintott, \Valden, Waldo, White, Wilmot, W ilson, and Wood S9. DOORKEEPER OF THE HOUSE. Mr ROBINSON offered the following preamble and reso lution*, on which he a*ked the previous question '? i Whereas this House, by resolution, ^?P?VPonf ^ert" tlon of Doorkeeper until the first day o. Maich, 1851. 1 here tOTRe?o!v?(i, That, said oflRce being vacant, it is corupetet.tand nroper to provide for the discharge of the duties ot said office S* devolving the same upon some other officer ot this House. Retohed fwther, That Adutn J. Glossbr^nner the Ser ?unt-at-Arms of this House, be and is hereby ex-offiao auth?? 53 to perform the duties of Doorkeeper of this Hou,e unUl the day nxed for the election of said officer. Mr. BROWN, of Mississippi, moved that the resolution be '"Mr^TEPHENS, of Georgia, raised he point of order that the obiect of this reaction was to impose additional dunes on he Senreent-at Arms, and therefore it waa virtually an amend ment to the rules of the House, which required one days previou* notice. He called for the reading ot the b7th rule, which was read by the Clerk. The SPEAKEK did not think the resolution conflicted with the rule of ihe House, and overruled the point of order. Mr STEPHENS appealed from this decision, and on this l nuest'on asked the yeas and naye, which wert ordered. The queation was then stated, "Shall the doctsion of the Chair stand aa the judgment of the House !" and, oeiog put, it waa decided in the negative by the following vote : YEAS?Measrs. Albertson, Ashe,' Averett, Bny, Beale, n- * Hi Mel I Booth, Uowdon, Bowun, Boyd, A? G. S'^irw J . Brown Bu'el, Burt. Cable, G. A. CaWeli, Jo P Caldwell, Campbell, Carter, Cleveland, Williamson Cobb, Colcock, Dimmick, Disney, Dunham, Dnrk*. vJtmimdsoo Fitch, Fuller, Gerry, Gorman, Green, waU, Murnlton Harlan, hham G. Harris Samsvn W. Thomas L. Harris, Hibbard, Holliday, How^, An V*. Johnson, Robert W. Johnson, Jones, Kaufman, I* S^e Leffler, LitUeEeld, Job Mann, Maeon, McCleraand, McMullvn, Mc Old., Orr, Parker, IW& p??' Mo^> bint, Robinson, Root, Rom' 8?va*e " R.H. SUmto.w 8U^, P- Sunton, son, Jame? Thompson, Wo. Thomujoo V *m! Jrb??P" ler, Thomas B. Butler, B?u. Cabell, Calvin h i' ler, Clark, Clingman, Cole, Conger, Conrad', c?l'id]^" berry, Dickey, Dixon, Doty, Duer, Duncan Alex k?? Nathan Lvans, Featherston, Fowler, Freedley, GenU-v rTn ding., Gott, Gould, Halloway, Hampton, Hav HuL' j" Hebard, Henry, Hillnrd, Holme., fiouuon, fcowe Hun' ?r. bm, J.. L Kerr, ii.S?ff. G. G. King, James G. King, John A. King, Prsston Kin* Horace Manu, Marahall, Mattesou, McGaughey, McKi? *?ck- J '.nu h el^n' Meacham, Moore, Morehead, Mor ton, Nelson, Ogle, Otn, Outlaw, Owen, Ph-tnix, Pitman Putnam, Reed, Risley, Rockwell,Rumaey, Saekett, Sckenek Schernierhorn, Sheppard, Silve.ter, Spalding, Spragne, SUql iS'th. * r *J; Stephen., Thaddeu. Steven., Taylor, J. B. Thompwn T hurraan, Toomb., Underbill, Van Dyke, iro -im *' ' WiUianu' Wilw?. WiS So the deciaion of the Chair was not sustained, and the resolution was ruled to be out of order. ? C?B?>of Alabama, in pursuance of previous notice, introduced a bill to reduce and graduate the price of the public ! H "!,U#1 c?lu;?to" and -ettleri , which was read twice Ttt'le'printed10 Commit,ee on Pub,ic and ordered | Jf.r' *'so offered the following resolution : a crUU the political affairs of this Republic has arrived, when men of all political parties are called to aid in the great wdrk of reconciliation between the Northern and ?r?<i?wrn- Peo.P,e *, Whereas the question of slavery in the h k"*** * 01 California into the confederation k'l^ r .OW11 constitution and boundaries as a State the nm SSt of the slave trade in the District of Columbta t?S?e" *b?'"0n?f ,Iavery therein, and have been a Ke of con! SS Vk?" n-Mnd r" ht ,or year, to come, unleu ' the mind ol the whole community is now tofim'/?h *^1' ?P?? the present CongresKki" HoS. ?n? Sf""' If gS I *nd de,'kr*tely these vexed que.? tions, and, if practicable, have them settled upon constitutional whLrT.'^1* prboiP,e' between ???e North and SoC!h V 2d me,J have introduced plant is iSntt?h??? to Pf^^t effect, but, owing to the ? TS'aadbs1 -Be it reaofved. That the Senate and House of Renresentn i'nrt ,HeCOrnmeDd ?th*t * oommittee be appointed by the Senate and House, consisting ol six members of the Rrnmte- ??? ? ,n* pauses, and such plan be submitted i? l*" re,pectlve. Hou*e> for their consideration, thereby if tie! fo^'vl>?rpetU|ati!n8 '^g0?41 feeling and union of the two par ties forever; and that the Southern and Northern members^in their respective Houses, select such persons to sene 0n sLid committee in any manuer they may think proper. Mr. MEADE having expressed a desire to debate the reso lution, it lies over under the rule. ? o3ei>nesi>ay? February 6, 1850. wishl.1 ?aid ,hat be had a resolution which he Poit Rni lg the Committee on the Post Office and Territo?^ ?hVe l? nec?s??ry mail routes in Oregon thst hTV" He l00k th? oc??on to say thai the chairman of that committee was anxious that the committ COfUmed m ,h? re8oluti?n should come before his committee for consideration. He had no doubt, therefore, that Mr?T?.h ir lf? fresolution 10 ^ ?ad and agreed te. Mr. T. then offered the following, which was agreed to. ,Tll<U ^he 90mm'ttee on the Po.t Office and Po.t H??d. be instructed to inquire into the exn-diencv of e.tah li thing the following mail route, in Ore^nVSU to^it" rivtr Plvm0Utfk o? hy the mouth of the Cowlitz river Plymouth Portland, and Milwaukee, to Oregon c^y tin Plaint 5JTrom Oreg?n city, through Linn cfty, Tuali i y ? Wapatoo lake, Yam Hill Fall., O'Neal'. Elijah Bristow??D Ben^n'' L,0yd',' E?geneF. Skinner'., and Valley ' county, to Scott'., in the Dmpqua Alio, a route from Oregon city, by war of the Butte rh,m ffibrniae,To ?4 ^ Al.o, a route Irom Vancouver to Portland, and a route thorn SaSM' rX *ay?f Harrison Wrieht'., on Molalla, Daniel county. Ch?mP<>eg county, to Jacob Conser',, i? Linn Also, that the Committee on the Post Office and Post Road* fair aSZ '??'rtrUCteJ iDquire int0 lhe "pe^encyolTncr^.! i.ig the mail service from Panama to California and Oregon each way S betwecn tho#e Poi"t? twice a month m?n VkI lhatJJ"id conJ.mittee be further in.tructed to inquire into the expediency of reducing the postage on all mailuhl^ i'SSasst?'""",o ?" u? i !?.? rl?' ?'d com,raittee be furUier insiructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a mail route from ioml , T en!^nt P0,,lt ?" l.he Missouri river# by the City of the Salt Lake, to Oregon City, in Oregon Territory, wuh a branch route trom the Salt Lake to Sacramento City, in California ? Lid route!6 mea"S ?f procurinSlhe mail to be carried on', ,Tl'e SPEAKER called for resolutions from the Stales J "I yet i^6" Ca,,ed' when a "umber of bills were introduced and resolutions submitted. sol^nTHOMP8?*' ?f l0W?' ?ffered the folbwin? re" ii/nroJnn^' THat the ST*"1*" of a nat'on depends mainly upon its productive resources, st the base of which is the occupation and cultivation ol the soil; that, as our country is necifliarlr adapted to agricultural pursuits, her prosperity and the welfare I uwtionTn,6 I? rr &eilUy "nd '"'lucement to the sub I.nie ? her vaat ,Publ,c domains ; that reason I indicates and experience proves that commercial facilities are ' among the most powerful of these inducements , t^t vast DSi! nons of our country are without these facilities', and mu.K * U"tl1 lbey sha11 be Provided ; that donations i ment of nW t I8ect,.on* ot ,the publ.c lands for the improve the Um rf suS !m r,ver'' ,he construction of railroads along tne line ot such improvements and proposed railroafls offer a Convenient and profitable means ot producing these facilities would'oih'Ce* ?" 0t?the reterve<1 alternate sections which rtar :r^ :h?^; I ?h.m tarf ot &u"2d I Ltlie SM* '? -M <lon.U?n% wafagreed1^870^ ^ fj,lowin? solution, which ed^inmilre^rhpthpt ^om.m'tt*e on the Judiciary be instruct- I .'"imre whether, under the 3d article of the treitv of boundary and limits, concluded June 15, 1846 between the s,"r'?'?! gC b7"^: in .u:h !?" I T Company and British subjects, mentioned 2d WK=? i. respectively m the Territory of Oregon > 1 '' h ^ meant by ?the possessory rights of the Hud in??!d%id?en?Pany' ?f Akith *ubj^ct.,''mentioned of3adl'? Sf ST1r the Uoi-te.(1 ?tates !,a, not tbe right to dispose ^r !h .nh" th,enkoccuP?ed by the Hu.lson's Bs/Company or muneration'^thr J.n|a!c,nS tbe several occupants a proper re ssmTland^anrt K improvements they had then made on iseerta?ned ' " am?Unt 0t thi" remuneration to be iecu'h^t^6 H"(1,0"'a Company or British sub jects had at the time of said treaty " lawfully acquired the occ^iuonofiand" in ?r^oa Territory ? } 4 5th. Whether the Hudson's Bay Company have the riaht lhe miM;rVre?ty to,cu?_?nd manufacture timber growing on the public lands m that Territory, and particular^ on linds ?-hnCWK tkr cultivated by th.rm at the time of said treaty > a.h. Whether, under article 4th of said treaty, the Puyet's Sound Agricultural Company, mentioned in said article^are rnf.fatiTyfm?re,IaBJ thttn they ^ under enclosure, or 7th Al l1at the conclusion of uid treaty > ouire whiSl! ? committee be further instructed to in 2t-v rn. ' Under aft,cle M of said treaty, the Hudson's theyri?rhXn:Y- 7 ?r,tu,,?ubi?ts tradjng with the same have rnLi. ff ,ntro^.uce .through the port of Astoria foreign .nTmPt,0n ln10reK?? Territory free of duty, and RriH.h k *?odi ''Produced by s?id Company or 15 wuh the same through the port afore to, PrecilolJ the same rates of duties as they ould be it introduoed by American citizens * Mr. F. also offered the following resolution, which wu ?greed to : Retolvedy That the Committee on Territories be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an additional appro priation for the erection of suitable public buildings at the seat of Government ot Oregon Territory. Washington's farewell address. The House then resumed the consideration of the resolu tion from the Senate authorizing the purchase of the manu script Farewell Address of Giorgk Washihotoit, the qaeei tion pending being upon agreeing to ihe amendment moved by Mr. Carts*, viz. " provided that the cost thereof do not exceed one thousand dollars upon which the previous ques tion had been moved and seconded, and the yeas and navs ordered. 3 The question being taken on agreeing to this ameedraent, it was decided in the negative : Yeas 66. nays 93. After remarks by Messrs. JOHNSON, of Tennesm*. STEPHENS, of Georgia, INGE, and CHANDLER? ' Mr. CHANDLER moved the pievious question. Mr. JOHNSON, of Tenneeaee, moved that the resolution be la:d upon tne table ; which motion was loat. The previous question was then seconded, and under the operation thereof, the resolution was agreed to by the follow ing vote: YEAS?Meuri. Allen, Alston, Anderson, Andrew!, Baker* Bayly, Bowie, Bright, Brook#, A. G. Brown, Buel, Bur row ?, Cheater Butler, Thomas B. Batter, J. P. Caldwell, Campbell, Carter, Casey, Chandler, Conrad, Corwin, Deber rt, Dickey, Uimmiek, Disney, Dixon, Duncan, N. Evans, Ewing, Featherston, Fitch, Fowler, Fuller, Gerry, Goode now, Gott, Gould, Halloway, Thomas L. Harris, Hay, Hay mond, Henry, Hibbard, Milliard, Holmes, Houston, Howard, Howe, Hunter, Jackson, Kerr, D. P. King, George G. King, James G. King,John A. King, Marshall, Matteson, McDow ell. McKissock, Robert M. McLaae, Meachaui, Meade, Million, Moore, Morton, Nelson, Ogle, Otis, Parker, Peaslee, Peek, Phoenix, Pitman, Potter, Putnam, Beed, Bobbins, Rockwell, Root, Rumsey, Saekett, Savage, Sehenck, Scher merhorn, Schoelcralt, Seddon, Spalding, Sprague, Stanly, Richard H. Stanton, A. H. Stephens, Taylor, Underbill, Van Dyke, Vinton, Walden, Waldo, Watkins, White, Whittlesey, Williams, Wilson, and Winthrop?103. NAYS?Messrs. Albertson, Ashe, Averett, Bay, Beale, Booth, Bovd, Burt, Cable, W. R. W. Cobb, Colcoek, Con ger, Daniel, Edmondson, Giddiugs, Green, Hammond, L G. Harris, S. W. Harris, Hubbard, Inge, And. Johnsoa, Jones, KiT,1.'011 ^'nJP> L'ttlefield, Job Mann, Mason, McQueim, Mc Willie, Milter, Morris, Orr, Phelps, Frederick P. Stanton, Stetson, Strong, Sweetser, Thomas, Jacob Thompson, William Thompson, Toombs, Venable, Wallace, Wildrick, Wood, and \oung?45. EXPENSE OF COLLECTING THE REVENUE. On motion of Mr. BAYLY, the Houaejeaolved itself into Committee of the Whole on the atate of the Union, (Mr. Pottbb, of Ohio, in the chair,) and reaumed the considera tion of the 8enate resolution limiting the expense of collecting the revenue from customs for the present fiscal year. Mr. MORTON being entitled to the floor, proceeded to ad dress the committee in a speech of an hour's length, on the subject of slavery. Mr. VINTON then obtained the floor, but gave way to ? motion that the committee rise, which was agreed to. And then, on motion of Mr. HILLIARD, the House ad ourqed till to-morrow at 12 o'clock. Thursday, February 7, 1850. The Committees having been called for reports, a variety of bills, Inany ol them accompanied by reporta in writing, were presented and appropriately referred. EXPENSE OF COLLECTING- THE REVENUE. On motion of Mr. BAYLYf the House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, (Mr. PqrrrzB of Ohio, in the chair,) and resumed 4w consideration of the resolution from the. Senate limiting- jhe expense of col lecting the i evenue from customs for the present fiscal year. Mr. VINTON, being entitled to the floor, offered the fol lowing amendment to the amendment proposed by the Com mittee of Ways and Means : \ 41 Strike out all of the first section after the eoacting clause, and insert : "That the operation of so muoh of the act approved March 3,1349, entitled 'An act requiring all moneys receivable from customs and all other sources to he paid immediately into the treasury, without abatement or reduction, and for other pur poses,' as provides that the expenses of collecting the revenue trom customs shall not exceed the sum of one million five hun dred and sixty thousand dollars per annum, together with such sums as, under the law, are paid into the treaiury for drayage, eartage, labor, and storage, be suspended until the close of the present session of Congress, unless Congress shall sooner act on the subject." Mr. VINTON then made a speech, which occupied an hour in its delivery, on the bill under consideration. & Mr. JONES also spoke an hour on the same subject. Mr. WINTHROP next obtained the floor, and occupied it for about half an hour in expressing his views on the subject. Mr. TOOMBS followed, and spoke about a quarter of an hour. Mr. THOMPSON, of Mississippi, then obtained the floor, but gave way to a motion that the committee rise ; which was agreed to. And the committee rose and repotted progress. Mr. BAYLY moved that the vote be reconaidered by which the debate on the Senate resolution limiting the expanse of collecting the revenue from customs for the present fiscal year is to cease to-morrow at two o'clock, and moved that the mo tion to reconsider be laid upon the table. Mr. THOMPSON, of Mississippi, moved that the House adjourn ; which motion was disagreed to. The question was then taken on the motion of Mr. Batlt, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. SCHENCK moved that the rules be suspended for the purpoee of going into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union. Mr. STANLY moved that the House adjourn ; which mo tion was agreed to, and the House adjourned.-' TJHILL.IPS ON EVIDENCE* new edition, being the ?xth American from the ninth London edition, with notes by Judge Cowen and Nicholas Hill, with additional notes and references to the English and American cases to the present time, 5 volumes, I ISO. ' feb 8 FRANCK TAYLOR.' A BARE CHANCE F&K CAPITAUSTM^-Per J\_ haps a more rare chance for profitable and hftndsoujf investment has not occurred for a long time than the present. The subscriber offers at private tale bus beautiful and fine es~ soil, from the fine flower}* soil for making the No. 1 bright yel low tobacco, to the alluvial bottom and stiff clayey soil for wheat and meadow lsnd, with a large proportion of the latter. 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The adjacent waters abound in t|ie finert fish and wild fowl in their season. It is convenient to churches ot different persuasions, togristand saw mills, to post office and blacksmith shop, fee. The facilities of getting its'products to market by vessels and steamboats are very great; 1,000 bushels of wheat can be shipped in a day. The place-is ac knowledged by all who know it to be a healthy one. The whole estate would make three desirable-sized farms, and would be sold altogether, or in three parts, as may be desira ble ; one ot 295, one of about 836, and one of about 200 acres. The place is well watered, has a superabundance of wood, and an immense quantity ot fine locust and ship timber. Lime in any quantity can be contracted for to be delivered within half a mile of the dwelling at eight cents per bushel. The adjoining farm, containing only 400acres, and no better land than this, has been rented out for three years tor one-third ot the crop, which third amounted to more than $1,000 per year for the two first years, and upwards of $1,100 the third year. Persons wanting such an estate, or a part of it, would do well to visit it and judge for themselves, for to see it would be but to admire and appreciate its worth. Disinterested gen* tlemen, of high standing and good judgment, when speaking ot this farm, have said that, taking all things into consideration, the character and quality of the improvements, its local advan tages, kc., in their opinion it was certainly and decidedly the best larm in the county. CHARLES A. PYE, oct 6?wNItf Near Port Tobacco, Charles county, Md. BRILLIANT LOTTERIES, FOR FEBRUARY, 1850. 4. I*. MAURY 4c CO., Managers. ? '? ? ' *' 0 f $37,000! $50 prizes of $1,000. VIRGINIA STATE LOTTERlf, For the benefit of Monongalia Acadepiy, Class No. 20, tor 1850. To be drawn at Alexandria, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 16,1850. 75 number lottery?18 drawn ballots. 6PLIHDID SCHEME. I prize of $37,000 I do 14,000 1 do 10,000 I do 6,000 ft do 5,000 I do 3,500 Tiekes $10?Halves 1 prize of..... ? $3,000 1 do .8,500 1 do 3,470 50 prizes of..... 1,000 50 do 580 tcc. fkc. $5?Quarters $8.50. Certificate ot package of 25 whole tickets $130 00 Do do 85 half , 65 00 Do do 25 quarter 3i 50 CAPITALS. $(10,000? $35,000?$20,000?$ 15,000. 280 prizes of $1,000. (Being the loweat three number prizes.) VIRGINIA STATE LOTTERY, For the benefit of Monongalia Academy, Cla*a B, for , 1850. To be drawn in Alexandria, Va., Saturday, Feb.. 83,1850* 78 number lottery?13 drawn ballots. BRILMAHT SCHCMB. 1 Grand Capital of. $60,00(1 1 splendid prize of. 35,00ft I do do 80,000 1 do 15>000 I do ; LI,000 I do do 10,847 880 prices of (lowest 3 Nos.) 1,000 v Sic. he. See. Whole tickets $80 ?Halves $ 10?Quarters $5?Eighths 2.50 Certificate of packages of 86 whole tiokets $280 00 Do do 26 half do 140 00 Do ' do 86 quarter do 70 00 l)o do ? 26 eighth do 39 00 Orders for tickets and shares, and certificates ol packages, in the above splendid Lotteries, will receive the most prompt attention, and an official account of each drying sent iisms> diatoly after it is over to all who order fv^a us. AciJress J. & C. MAURY, Agents, ian 31? Alexandra, Virginia.