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Washington, "Wednesday, Jan 10. i Atone o'clock in the morning Mr. I'aine made an ineffectual motion to place Orr, and subsequently Smith of Alabama, temporarily in the chair, until a Speaker is elected. A discussion, involving the merits of Know Nothingism and Catholicism, and ther snbjects, ensued. Two additional votes were had. The ballot stood as follows : 3 Banks, I Richardson, f Fuller, j Pennington, I Scattering, Necessary for a choice, 38 62 27 6 4 94 I Motion to adjourn, with much confu 8i on, followed. Mr. Winslow moved an adjournment. A recriminating discussion ensued as to which party belonged the responsibil ity of the non-organizotion of the Houe, at the close of which, at half-past eight, the House adjourned to Friday by ten "majority. Washington, Jan. 11. y: Mr. Sneed of Tenn. withdrew a reso lution heretofore offered by him, calling Mr. Orr to the chair until a Speaker lie elected, believing, as the House on Wed nesday refused to order the main ques tion, it could not be adopted. Voting was then resumed with the following re sult : Banks, 98 Fuller, 32 " Richardson, 70 Scattering, 5 Mr. Zollikoffer of Tenn. offered a res olution, declaring iu conformity with the fundumental principles of this great and popular government, it is the duty of all candidates for political positions, fully and frankly to avow their opinions on impor tant political questions, especially when interrogated by the electors whose votes they are seeking. Mr. Zollikoffer said his object was to elicit certain replies from Mr. Richardson on the slavery question, which Mr. Rich ardson declared himself now ready to answer. A debate ensued ,involving the propri ety of the resolution, which was finalh adopted by a vote of 153 for,to 28 against. This opens a wide field for discussion. Adjourned. ; The PaperPlant in Wisconsin. Under this head we have before us a de cription of a plant recently discovered in this country by Mrs. A. L. Beaumont of Arena. She has furnished us with a fine sample of cotton, and also of flax, from the same plant, which she describes as follows: "I discovered, two years ago, a plant, that yields both cotton and flax, from the same root, and believe I ara the first per son that ever cultivated, spun and knit from it. I am persuaded that any arti cle that will make as good cloih as can be made from this plaut will make good paper, hence I call it the Paper Plant It can be planted in the spring and cut in the fall or winter. It bleaches itself white as it stands, and will yield at least three or four tuns to the acre. From a single root that I transplanted last spring there grew twenty large stalks, with three hundred and five pods (containing the cotton) with at least sixty seeds in each. From this I obtained seven onuces of pure cotton, and over a half a pound of flax. It is a very heavy plant, and grows from six to seven feet high." From the sample before us of cotton and flax, as an article for the manufac ture of paper, it must be far better and cheaper than any other known. Mrs. B. in the discovery and cultivation of this plant, is entitled to the gratitude of all, and we trust she may yet be liberally re warded for so doing. Mineral Pi. Trib. The President's Message is only worth publishing ae a curiosity. It is not the work of a Statesman, nor of the President of the whole people. It is the production of a bitter partizan, and of one anxious for re-election. It is a compila tion of the editorials of the various Dem ocratic organs in the country. He seems to have been afraid that Mr. Buchanan was getting ahead in the race for the boiaiiiation for the presidenev and there- fore thrust it to the hands of Congress, in order that his tirade of the North, and his bid for the Presidency, might come before the people. XT ,1 ... xie lams as it the north was an organized, fanatical mass benton destroying the Con stitution, and overthrowinz the govern- ment He insults the Northern Mem bers of Congress, and argues like a mad man against everything Northern, and everything that tends against Slaverv. He argues for the South and for Slaverv He talks as if Slavery were the only thing valuable in this country, x he execution of the Fugitive Slave Law is of more con sequence than that of all other laws. The capture of a slave more important than tlie lives and property of all the settler In Kansas. President Pierce, by bis Message, proves that he is a tool of the South, and that he is a traitor to the North. He shows that the existence and exten- sion of Slavery are the chief objects of the government It is the main issue, the sole issue. No party is of any value that does not make Slavery its main issue. The Republican party may find its sup port in the North but it is hot thereby made sectional. If it cannot succeed, this government becomes the machinery by which to support and extend slavery. Rutland Herald. The Irish Fillibusters at Cincinnati. It was announced several days since that some eight or ten persons had been arrested at Cincinnati, charged setting on foot a hostile invasion of the Canadas. The examination of these parties com menced on the 7th inst, before Jndgc Leavitt, of the United States Court The names of the parties under orfest are as follows : Wm. G. Ilaplin, David Ready, Sam uel Lumsden, John Hudson, James Mur phy, J. W. Burke, John McGroarty, Bartholomew O'Keefe, Edward Keni- feck, Thomas Tiernon, Micha;! Not man, and Owen B. Fairidy, who were repre sented by Attorneys Mallon, Piatt and O'Neal Mr. Halpin appearing in his own behalf. Messrs. Sage and Probasco appeared for the prosecution, which was set on foot by Mr. Rowecroft, the British Consul, Mr. Sage made a statement of what he expected to prove " That a secret association, called by its members the 'Irish Emigrant Aid So ciety of Ohio,' had been in existence in this city for a period of three months or more ; that it was auxiliary to a parent society in Boston, Massachusetts; that the aim of both, as would appear, were ' the subversion of British government in Ireland,' through or by the help of some military expedition, set on foot and or ganized in this country by the societies named ; that the defendants in this case were members of the ' Irish Emigrant Aid Society,' and in that capacity had v: olated the neutrality law." Mr. Sage also read an address of the Robert Emmet Branch of the Irish Emi grant Society of Ohio, to the Irishmen of the Buckeye State, which is not essen tially different from the addresses al ready issued by kindred societies in this city and New York. Mr. Sage also read the following oath administered to the members of the society: " In the awful presence of God, I do voluntarily declare and promise, that I shall use my endeavors to forma broth erhood amongst Irishmen of all persua sions, for to uproot and overthrow Eng lish Government in Ireland ; and I fur thermore declare, that neither hopes, fears, rewards or punishments shall ever induce me to make known any of the se crets of this order ; to all this I most sol emnly pledge my most sacred honor." Among the witnesses was John Powers, a part of whose testimony was as follows: " Went up to Hamilton some two or three weeks since, in company with a man by the name of Barber j saw Keni feck and Burke in the cars ; they and Barber conversed together ; got off the train at Hamilton ; they went tnto a cof fee house and got something to drink ; I followed them and saw them go in under a Catholic church after they bad got can dies ; I got near the window, which was on a level with the pavement ; there were several persons standing near me ; the room was a small one ; there were a num ber of persons in it ; the meeting ap pointed a man as a President The ob ject of the meeting was then called for ; Captain Burke got up and said the ob ject of the meeting was to overthrow and uproot the British Government in Ire land, and to raise means and men for that purpose, and that some men had already gone to Ireland on that exneditton ; a young man by the name of Dalton got up and opposed it, saying that it was a violation of the laws of the Constitution of the United States, and nothing but a fillibustering expedition ; when I left and heard uu more." The Court here intimated a desire to adjourn, when the examination ceased ; during which the audience had been con vulsed with laughter looking upon the matter of overturning and uprooting the British Government in Ireland as a most capital farce. The Court adjourned un til 9 o'clock this morning." NOTICE. By order of the society at its last an nual meeting, the officers of the Orleans County Bible Society will meet at the office of Jesse Cooper Esq., Irasburgh, on Monday, Jan 28, at 1 p. for the transaction of business. The following named persons are the officers elected at the last annual meet ing : Rev. S. Chamberlin, president ; Wm. J. Hastings, Craftsbury, Thomas Jame son, Irasburgb, Wm. Spencer, Brown- ington, vice presidents ; Rev. J. P. Stone, Greensboro', Rev. I. McAnn, Barton, o. x. Howard, Charleston, Luther Pae, t eaaieid, Hannibal Hamilton, Newport, directors; A. L. Cooper, 8ecretary; J. cooper, treasurer; Tho's Jameson, aud- Itor- A. L. Coopee, Irasburgh, Jan. 1 0, 1 856. Sec'y. Eepbrt of the Secretary of War! The authorized strength of the army is 17,687 ; its actual strength is 15,752. The recruiting service is actively pro gressing, and the deficiency will soon be met Nearly ten thousand applicants for enlistment had beeii refused, on account of mindrity or unfitness. The general distribution of the troops remains for the most part as indicated in the last annual report Efforts are still in progress for the re moval of the remnant of the Seminole tribe from Florida. The troops there have bean actively employed in explor ing the country by land and water, and in opening roads, fly these means much mportant information respecting the ter ritory m possession of the Indians has been gained, which will greatly facilitate future operations. All intercourse with these Indians has been strictly prohibit ed, and it is believed that they have not in any instance passed the line of obser vation occupied by the troops. In the Department of the West, Tex as, New Mexico, and the Pacific, Indian hostilities have been of frequent occur rence. For the purpose of chastising the Sioux Indians, implicated in the mas sacre of a detachment of United States troops in August of last year, a military force was sent into the country inhabited by the Sioux, late in the summer, under the command of Brevet Brigadier Gen eral Harney. On the 3d of September, that officer with a portion of his com mand, engaged a party of the Brule band of the Sioux nation, and after a short conflict completely routed them. The papers and property captured, leave no doubt that this band was concerned in the massacre of the detachment above refer red to. In the Departments of Texas, New Mexico and the Pacific, military expedi tions have been sent against the Indians guilty of outrages upon the persons and property of the frontier inhabitants. Indian hostilities of a much more se rious character than there had been rea son to apprehend, have occurred in the Territories of Oregon and Washington To meet the emergency, the Governor has ordered out a mounted volunteer force of seventeen companies, or about twelve hundred men. The unusual extent of the operations above detailed has necessarily caused large expenditures, which must exceed the appropriations made for ordinary wants of the military service. The Secretary recommends an in crease in the compensation of army offi cers, and a revision of the laws respect ing their allowance. He also renews the recommendation that the provisions of the act of August 4, 1854, increasing the pay of the rank and file of the army, be extended to all enlisted men, some few of whom are, by the military significa tion of the words used in that statute ex cluded from the benefits that were prob ably intended for all who come under military obligations by inlistment, and commends to consideration the represent ation of the Surgeon General respecting the necessity for an iucrease of the med ical corps. JLhe sea coast defences have, during the past year, been steadily pressed to wards completion to the extent of means granted by Congress for that purpose. In no part of our military system is the exercise of the wise foresight more nec essary than in the prosecution of these works, and recommend to favorable con sideration the remarks of the Chief En' gineer upon the subject The preparation of the armament for these works is in advance of the con struction. The works upon the military roads in the territory of Minnesota, has generally made satisfactory progress. Those in Utah, Washington, Oregon and New Mexico, have not been put under con struction. No report has yet been re ceived of the completion of the necessa ry preliminary surveys. The survey of the North-western lakes has been prosecuted with similar energy. The several parties- employed on the work, have been almost exclusively en gaged during the past season in Lakes Michigan and Superior, and the St. Ma ry s river. A large area has been sur veyed ; more than a thousand buoys have been located to mark dangerous reefs and shoals, and materials have been gathered for the minute and relieble charts so nec essary to the navigation of those inland seas. The reports of the officers, employed under the appropriation made for explo rations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi river to the Pacific Ocean, were submitted to Con gress on the 24th of February last, with a report from this department, giving general sketch of the country over which they extendad ; a recapitulation of these results, and a comparison of their distin tinguishing characteristics, from which it was concluded, that of the routes exam ined, the most practicable and economi cal was that of the 32d parallel. A re port is herewith submitted from the offi cer in the department charged - with the revision of the work of the several par ties, and I refer to it for' additional infor mation, derived from materials collected, on a further examination of them by himself and the several officers who made the particular surveys, as well as for the results of explorations carried on during the past year. When the report was made in February last many of the maps, drawings and scientific paper in tended to form part of the report, and which could only be prepared after an e- laborate examination of the materials collected, had not been completed for want of time, and it became necessary to substitute hastily prepared drawings and preliminary WportSi This was particu larly the case with regard to the work on the route of the 35th parallel. A mi nute examination of the material collect ed in that survey, has resulted in show ing the route more practicable than it was at first represented to be, and in reducing to nearly one-half the original estimate, of the officer in charge of the survey, which indeed seemed, when they were submitted, to be extravagant and they were noted in the report frctn this depart ment as probably excessive. 1 Another feature of interest developed in the course of the further examination of the work, on the route of the 32d par allel, is that the Colorado desert, which is traversed by the route a distance of 133 miles, and which in the report referred to was noticed as consisting of a soil that needed only water to make it highly pro ductive, as in fact the delta of the Colo rado river, and according to barometric levels, is so much lower than that stream as to be easily irrigated from it. Thus there is every reason to believe 4,500 square miles of soil, of great fertility, of which nearly one half is in our own ter ritory, may be brought into cultivation, in one unbroken tract along the route. Un der the appropriation made at the last session for the continuation of those sur- ueys and other purposes, three parties have been in the field during the past season. Une ot them was directed to make examinations with the routes of 32d and 35th parallels. This survey has greatly improved the aspect of the former routes, by changing the line for nearly half the Rio Graude, and the Pimas vil lages, on the Gila River, from barren ground fo cultivatahle valleys, and en tirely avoiding a jornado of eighty miles which occurs in that section ; also by the discovery of an eminently practicable route through a cultivable country from the plains of Los Angelos, along the coast and through the Salinas valley to San Francisco. The connection originally proposed between those points, was by way of the valley of San Joaquin and the Great Basin. The attention of this party was also directed to an examination into the prac ticability of procuring water along cer tain parts of the route where it is now deficient The report shows that it may be obtained by common wells at distances of about twenty miles. From the result of this exploration, moreover, it appears practicable to obtain at a small expense, a good wagon road, supplied with water by common wells, from the Rio Grande down the San Pe dro and Gila, and across the Colorado desert. Such a road would be of great advantage. Military operation would fa cilitate th? transportation of the mail across that country, and relieve emigrants pursuing that route from much of the dif ficulty and suffering which they encoun ter. A second party was charged with the duty of testing the practicability of pro curing water by artesian wells on the Li ano -Estocado, an arid plain which has been heretofore described as a desert The experiment has so far demonstrated ts practicability as to leave little doubt as to its final success. It will be continued, however, until the problem shall have been fully solved. The examinations into the feasibility of causing subterranean streams to flow up on the surface from Artesian wells,though undertaken in connection with the prac ticability ot a railroad, they should prove entirely successful will have a value be yond their connection with that object, in the reclamation of a region which is now a waste, and its adaptation to the pastoral and perhaps the agricultural uses of man, The third party was directed to con duct an exploration from the Sacramento to the Columbia river, with a view to as certain the practicability of a route to connect the valleys of those rivers. The officer in charge has reported the success ful completion of the duty, but has not given details. The same officer has been directed to make a reconnoissance of the Sierra Nevada in the vicinity of the head branches of the Carson river. The prosecution of instrumental sur veys, accompanied by investigations into many branches of physical science sim ultaneously, over lines of such an exten- of latitude, is a work of greater magni tude than any of the kind hitherto un dertaken by any nation, and its results have not only proved commensurate with the amount of work done, but possess a value peculiar to the scale on which it has been conducted, as affording a basis for the determination of some questions of science, which no cumber of smaller detached explorations could hav fur rushed. LAWS OF VERMONT. SESSION OF 1855. ( Continued from tth page.) No. 89 An act to provide for the support of transient insane persons. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, as follows: Sec . All insane transient persons in any town in this state, destitute of the means to main tain and support thetnsel ich, and who have no relatives that are bound by law to support them, and who have no legal settlement in any town in this state, shall be maintained and supported by the state, at the insane asylum. Sec. 2. The selectmen in any town shall, on the application of the oversttr of the poor of such town, make examination and enquiry, whether such insane transient person had sufficient ability to maintain and support himself, and also whether such person has any relative in this state, who are bound by law to support hint, and whether such person has any legal settlement in any town in this state; and may institute a court of enquiry before the judge of probate of the district in which such town is situate, who shall examine the evi dence offered by the selectmen and such other evidence as shall be offered in the case ; and if in his opinion such insane transient person has no legal settlement iu this state, and no relatives within the state who are bound by law to support him, and is destitute of t!w tf eans of supporting himself, and has not come on been brought into the state for the purpose of obtaining the benefit of the provisions of tVis' act, such judges of pro bate shall issue his order for the removal of such insane person to the Vermont Asylum tor the in sane, iu the town of Brattleboro,' to b there sup ported. Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the officer, or or other person appointed by said judge of probate, to transport such insane person to the asylum, and to leave with the superintendent or trustees of the asylum, or some one ot them, a true copy of such warrant, with his return thereon which shall be a sufficient warrant for receiving such person into said asylum. Sue. 4. The costs and expenses incurred by the examination and removal of any insane tran sient person to the Vermont Asylum, as aforesaid, shall be discharged by the town instituting such enquiry. iec. 6. Whenever such person shall be law fully dischared from said asylum, it shall be the duty of the town so causing him to be removed to said asylum to take charge of and support such person in the same manner as if he not been re moved from such town, and any town not com plying with the provisions of this section shall pay to any town suffering damage therefrom all such damage, to be recovered in an action on the case. Approved, November 14, 1855. No. 40 An Act to amend section thirty-nine of chapter eighteen of the compiled statutes, en titled " the support and removal of paupers, and the relief of the insane poor." It is hereby enacted, &c. Sec. 1. Section thirty-nine of chapter eighteen of the compiled statutes is hereby so amended as to read as follows : Each town shall share in the appropriation made in sections thirty-seven and thirty-eight of said chapter ia proportion to the number of its insane poor in the asylum, the expense of transporting them at the rate of eight cents per mile on the nearest practicable route from their respective places of residence to the asylum, and the length of time they shall have been there at the rate of one dollar and seventy-five cents per week during the year r.ext proceeding the first day of August annually. Sec. 8. This act shall take effect from its pas sage. Approved.-November 14, 1855. No. 42. An act providing for the ert ctir a of a monument over the grave of Ethan A":n. Whereas, the courage, the persev irance, the sagacity, and virtue of Ethan Aller, zealously and constantly exercised in upholding the rights and liberties of the people of New Hampshire Grants, and his successful efforts in establishing the sov ereignty ot the state of Vermont, against th e ac tive opposition of New Hampshire and New York, the wavering neutrality of the federal government, and the artful overtures of the agents of the British crown, have justly rendered his name foremost in the early history of this state and entitled it to the grateful and reverent remembrance of the citizens thereof: and whereas, the monument, erected to his memory by his family, has become dilapidated, aud the inscription thereon effaced: Therefore, It is hereby enacted, &c. Sec. 1. The governor is hereby directed to ap point, as soon as may be, a committee consisting of two suitable persons, whose duty it shall be to cause to be erected a monument at the burial place of Ethan Allen, in the town of Burlington, upon such a plan and with such inscriptions as shall be approved by the Governor, and cause the same to be properly and securely protected against injury, at an expense to the state not exceeding two thousand dollars. Sec. 2. The committee so appointed shall keep accurate accounts of all expenses arising nnder this act; and such accomt, when asproved by the governor, shall be paid out of the treasury Of the state: Provided, such ebpentes shall not in the whole exceed the sum of two thousand dol lars. Sec. 3. A so J not exceeding two thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the purpose aforesaid. Sec. 4. This act shall take effict from its pas sage. Approved, November 14, 1&S0. No. 43. resolution for the collection of taxes in arrear. Whekkas, it appears ly a report of the treas urer of this State, that a nnmber of towns are in nrrear for taxes previous to the first day of June, A. D. 1855, therefore, Resolved, by the Senate and House of Eepre- sensatives, that the treasurer be directed forth with to issue extent, agreeably to the provision of the statutes in such cases provided, against such delinquent towns so in arrears for taxes, and thereby speedily collect the same. h House ff Representatives, Not. 14, 1865. Head and adopted, Jeid P. C. Cotthil!, Ass'U Clerk. In Stnalt, Nor. 14, 1855. Head and adopted in concurrence. Clakk H. Ciiaimah, Secretary. No. 44 Resolutions on so much of the Govern ors Message as relates to Kansas. Whereas, The power and influence of the Slave holding States in "-his Union has been from an early period, successfully exerted in extnding and strengthening the institution of humin slavery con tray to the clear intent of the founders of the government, and in violation of the spirit of the Constitution: and Wktrtas, In order still further to extend slave ry and to establish it lu the free territories of the UnitedS tales' there have been passed the fugitive slave law, to called, and the code establishing territorial government ia '.lie free territories Of Kansas and Nebraska, with provision inviting the establishment of slavery therein; and la further ance of this purpose, the citixens of Missouri have been suffered toinyada the territory of Kansas, ia armed bands, aud to prevent thereby the people I of said Kansas fom nuking their olawor electing their own representatives, and by lawless force to exclude them from exercising any voice in the government of said '-erritory s and Whereas, The present admiostnition of the gen eral government has lent itself to these illegal aid unjust schemes; and has either openly aided therein, or secretly connived thereat; and ha ta ken no steps to execute the laws or to protect the people of said territory in the exercise of their constitutional rights thus publicly assailed and overthrown, and has, undr false pretenses, re moved such of its own officers at were not en tirely subservient to thosa bad designs; and Whereas, the right of citizens of slaveholding states to hold slaves in,nnd transport them throuhh the free states, has been ot Lite asserted, and the act attempted, and in consequence thereof, a citi zen of a sister state has been put in prison nnder the usurped or grossly perverted power of a federal judge: thcrcfoso, it is by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Suite of Vermont, Resolved, That the Fugitive slave act of 1850 is contrary to the spirit of the constitution of th United States, in subversion of the rights, and a flagrant-outrage upon the spirit of a free people; and that the same ought to be itnrr'ediately re pealed. Resolved, that the enactment of the provisions of the territorial code of 1854, which abrogated the ancient prohibition of slavery in said territo ries, and opened them to the wicked acts and ca lamitous results of that institutirn, was a gross fraud upon the just rights of the people, a faith less breach of public compact, of whic;i the slaveholding interest had already reaped the full benefit, an insult to the free States, and in violation of the natural rights of man ; and that it merits the condemnation of the civilized world. Resolved, that the armed and unlawful invasion of Kansas, by the citizens of Missouri, and their illegal and forcible exclusion of the people of that territory from all the political rights t whfrh thy are entitled in the government thereof, for the purpose of establishing slavery therein, under the semblance of law, was an act of atrocity nne qualled in the political history of this nation, and directly subversive of the fundamental principles of republican government, and that the State of , Missouri will be justly chargeable as a party to that wrong, unless she publicly and distinctly disavow paid acts to her citizens, and use every means in her power to prevent a recurrence thereof. Resolved, that the non-interference of the pres ent federal administration, to prevent or punish such outrages, justly makes it, in the estimation of mankind, accessory thereto, and unworthy of the confidence or respect of freemen. Resolved, that Vermont, while she will in no way assail the constitutional and domestic rights ol the slaveholding StRtes, will, to the utmost of her power, uphold and sustain the people of the territories in their lawful effort to exclude slavery therefrom, that she will, at all hazards, and to the last extremity, resist all encroachments upon the constitutional rights of the States, that to the extent of her abili'y, she will oppose the ex tension of slavery into, and the existence thereof in the territories of the United States, and the admission into the Union of any State whose con stitution docs not perpetually prohibit slavery therein. Re stiked, that the slave who treads the soil of a free State by the consent of his master, becomes thereby at once and forever free, and entitled to the exercise of the whole power of the State, when necessary, in the defense of his feerdora. Resolved, that in the opinion of this general as sembly, no district court ot the United States has jurisdiction to issue writs of habeas corpus, or to render judgment thereon, except vhen necessary to the orderly proceeding of suits pending there in, or in order to inquire into the legality of com mitments made under color oi its authority, and, therefore, that the imprisonment of Passmore Williamson , under the authority of the district court of the United States, for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, was not warranted by law, and void. Resolved, that our Senators be, and they are hereby instructed, and our representatives in Con gress are requested, to do all in their power to carry out the spirit and intent of the foregoing resolutions. Resolved, that the Governor be rcqnested to canse a copy of these resolutions, properly certi fied, to be sent to each of our Senators and Rep resentatives, to be by them communicated to Congress; and that a copy of the same be sent to the Governor of each State in the Union, with a request that they be laid before the Legislature thereof. In House of Representatives. Nov. 12, 1855. J Head and adopted. Geo. R. Thomi-sos, Ast't Clerk. In Senate, Aov. 15, 1855. Read and adopted in concurrence. C. H. Cmafmas, Secretary. No. 45. Resolution relating to the extension of slavery, and the right of the slave to his free dom when brought into a free State. 1. Resolved, That on the extension of slavery by the authority or connivance of the national government into any territory, by nature or by law free from that great curse of humanity, Vku mokt has do new doctrine to profess, no new sentiments of abhorrence to make known. She has always protested against it. She protests against it now; and she intends to resist it by all the lawful and constitutional means in her power. 2. Roselved, That the people of Kansas, invited to sctt'.e there by the acts of the national govern ment, yet, left wholly unprotected from lawless invaders, who by force and arms usurped the pow ers which had been given only to its proper iuliab itants, did right to disavow all allegiance to the body which their invaders bad placed over them ; that, in considering themselves as without law, and therefore proceeding to organize themselves as apolitical community, they exercised the right which God baa given to all human beings so placed. 8. Rstihtd, That the people of Kansas, acting under a constitution framed Lv themselves in an orderly manner, and sanctioned by li majority of it adult male population, may rightfully request Congress to admit Kansas into the Union as a free and sovereign State; and if it shll appear that their contitution is of a republican form and in hibits slavery in that State for time to come, then such admiaaloo ought to take place, and the Sen ators and Representatives of Vermont are in structed and urged to vote for it accordingly. 4. Resulted, That the fugitive slave law of 1850 is a violation of the Constitution, an insult to the free States, an outrage on the right of man, and a disgrace to the Statute book of lite nation; and the people of Veruinut will indignantly rebuke any Senator or Representative of theirs in the na tional Congress, who does nut use his influence to bring about its enure rep jal,or that of its odious and unjust provision. t. Resckvl, That the act of Judge Kane of the l'uiti-J States Court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania in iwuinga writ of habeas eoryut, ae means for reducing back to slavery persons w ho were lawfully made free by the act of their former ownr, was a groes usurpation of authori ty not given to him by the constitution or by any law whatever; that hi committing to pnaoo without bail or mainprise, as for cmumpt, a free man ho had made true aud rsspectful rvturo to bis writ, wa aiaring act uurifjltteons abuse of power which deserves the CoTidemnatioa of all lover of freedom and j us tic that the deilans tirni tnaile by liita fl at by national Urn a tUvi- bolder may freely takd his slaves acroas a five State, and yet retain his power as master and owner over thrra in any State, law to the contra ry notwithstanding, is in di-flance of the decisions of the ablest jurists of all State snd atari times; and all attempts to practice in accordance with so monstrous a doctrine sl.cmld meet wi'h de termined resistance by all the inhabitant -ua the authorities of the free States. Jn Semite, Nov. 11, !;. Read and adopted. C. H Cmafjias, R '! ! In Urns o Representatives. ( Nov. 14, lsii. j Read and adapted in concurrence. Jitnr P. C. Oitthiix, Asa't Clerk. No. 40 Resolution relating to the P!attburgh Vrliint.rs. Whebkas), t'riilpr an art uf Congress, approved March 8, 1M5, stirh companies ot volunteers at the battle of Plnttdhurgh, as have been able to furnish the fact of their services bv re -ord, have obtained bountv lands under said art; and where as, many others who peif rmed the sme servii-e. have been unable tb funiii-h such record evidence: therefore , ; Re fired, by tie 5 -nate and Ihn.c of Repre sentatives, That our Senators in Congress be in structed, and our RcpresenbitiVM be requcsttJ, to use their ntmost endeSvor to procure the pr.s. sage of an act providing fiT the a lnn.-ioii ol pa rol testimony for the establishing of such claim, RttntreL, further. That the Secretary ofra:o he directed to furnish snch of our Senators and Representatives iu Congress from this State witii copy of the foregoing reoiutlon. ht llvtwe of Representatives I Nov. 5, lb65. J Read and adopted. Gkoiu.k C. ITicks), Au'l CUik In Senate, Nov. i, l6i. Read and adopted in concurrence. C. II. Chapmas, uSerrerrrrj. SEt'btTAKT'S OKKltE, ) MoSTl'Kl.lER.NoV. 20, ISoj. ( I hereby coctify that the forcroii-g forty-vx chapters are true copies of Acts and Resolution f.as-ed by the Getremi .Vsrmniy ot this Stat, t : Jeolicr Session A. 1. lftSa.as appears ov iut files and records in this office. ft. W. Willard, Sec'y of State. DIET). In this town on the 10th List., Netvkl:. S. Locke, aged 21 years. " In the midst of l.fe we are in death." CAMBRIDGE CATTLE MARKET. W'KPNEsnAY, Jan. 9, 1S56. At market 505 Cattle 450 beeves. Hi d br, stores, consisting of Working Oxen, Cow and Caiven, yearlings, two ami three years old 1'nces .Market rleet r.xtra SS,&OaB,7i; 1st quality, $,25; 2d quality,7,50a7,75; 3d qualltv, 7,00ii7,25; ordinary, $6,'uMa 6,25. barrelling Cattle 56,7 5a7,25 per cwt. Stores Working Oxen No sales. Cows and Calve 32to 65. Hides S7,00 per cwt. Tallow S9,75alO per cwt. I'elts Slal,60each. Calf Skins 14 ctspcrib. Two Years Old S20 to 64. Three Years Old $25 70. Sheep and lambs 1 61 at market. Ex'ra, $3, alO. Ky lot i 1-4 to 4 8-4. Swine Wholes-ale, still fat 6 1-2; hard cord fc I 7c. STATE Or VCIt.TIO.T, Ohlkank Cor sty, ss. TyQ the Hon. Supreme Court next to be hohlcii at Irasburgh, within and for the County of Orleans, on the third day of April, a. r., 1."j6. Your libellant Lanra A. Lewis of Barton, in said Orleans Connty, htiinlily showeth to your Honors that at Shctford, in the province of I'nr ada East, on the 21st day of Jannary, a. r., leoO, she was lawfully married to Charles S. Lewi:, then of Sheflbrd, Canada East, by one Mr. Mc Donald, nn ordained minister of the gospel who was legally authorised to solemnise said marriage, and that "from that day to the day of tilirg th's libel, the has lived iu the strict observance of all the duties required bv her marriage covenant. Your hbeiiant tui thcr showeth that the said Charles S Lewis hath not kept his marriage cov enant that on the 15th day of February, a. d., 18f,2, at Kntlan't, in Rutland coanty, erm.mi, the said Charles S. Lewis, wilfully deserted your libeihuit, leaving her destitute of (ill the necessa ries and conveniences of life, and has not since said desertion resided with her or prol Jou in any wav lor her support. Yonr libeliant farther showeth that the said Charles &. Lewis s.nee he so wtltully deserted your libellant, and during the years and 1854 has resided in the town ot Ir.t-burgh, m Or leans county, and in Warren's Gore in Ksex county, Vermont, during some part of said years, ' and that during his said residence in Irasburgh and in Warren's Gore as atoreaaid, lie cohabited with one Sarah Priest, and that the said Ctiarlea S. Lewis did then and there commit the crime of adultery with the said Sarah Priest, and that the said Charles S- Lewis now resides iu the province . of Canada East. Y our libellant further informs this Hon. Court that she has resided in the town of barton, in Orleans county aforesaid, tor rujre than oue year last past. Y'ur libellant therefore prays this Hon. Court that the bonds of matrimony between her and tho . -aid Charles S. Lewis may be dissolved, and a loll of divorce granted her. And in short that she may be restored to all tiling which she has lost by reason of her said marriage covenant. Dated at Barton in Orleans county, tins 17th day of December, A. v., 11-55. LAURA A. LEWIS. Jons P. Saiitck, Att'y. It having been shown to me that the foregoing named Charles S. Lea Is resides without this state, and is not within the reach of process; It is here by or lered that he be notified of tiie endancy of this libel, by the publication of the same together with this order in the In i.-; .-n l-.nt Standard, printed at Irasburgh in th Mate, three weeks successively, the last of whii-h shull be at least six weeks previous to the session of the court aforesaid, which shall be tnfiicient notice to the said Charles a. Lewis to appearand object to th granting of the prayer of said pct.tion if he ! cau-e. Dated at Windsor the 20th day of Decen.be?, 1855. ISAAC 1 REDEIEI.D, Sw3 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. STATE OF VKU3IOXT. Oki.eass Coixtt, as. fl V) the Hon. Supreme Court neat to be hoi len JL at Irasburgh, within ana for the county of Orleans on the third day of Aprtl, a. r., la.'rti. Your libellant Laura 11. Parker of Lowell in said Orleans county, humbly showe'h to your honor tluu at Lowell aforesaid, on the 6th" day of September, A. i. 150, she was lawfully mar ried to Nathan Parker jr., then of Lowell afore said, by E lwin Woods Eq , then a Jutire of the Peace within and ft the connty of Orlean aforesaid, and that from that day to the day of fi lug tins libel, she ha lived In the strict obser vance of all the du'.ius required by her marriage covenant. Your lilxdlant further showeth that the nid Nathan Parker jr., hath not kept hi marriage covenant; that oi, the 15th day of March, A. u. lil, lie wilfnlly desert! your libellant, and" weul to parts unknown without this State, lea ving your litx-lhuit is holly destitute of all the m ceuarie of tile, and (hat be ha not since be no left yonr hiielUiit, resided witli her or made any pmvinkm for her upmrt. Your hbellsiit h pood reason tn believe that said Nathan Parker jr., is now residing in the Stata of Texas. She further iniorms this Hon. Court that she has r'de l for more tlutu one year hut past iu Lowell at'oreMtid- Your l.tvliaut theref nrovs thi llm. Court tliat the bonds of matrimony la-r ween her and the said Nathan Parker jr. uu.y be dissolved, airl a bitl of divorce grunted her. And io short, that he may be restored to ail things which she ha lost by rou of her said marriage covenant. D'ed at Lowell litis I7:h day of December, a. D. lt '.i. LAURA B. TALKER. Jolt P. Bahtue, Atl'y. It bavin been shown to me that the forrjroine. named Nathan Parker jr. rtsside without this State, and is not within the reach of proves, it 1 hby ordered thnt he be n ittfied of the pen dancy of thi libel bv the publication of the tame fcurelhfr with thi order in the Independent Stand ard printed at Iraaburgb in thi State, three wek sarc've!y, th last ol which shall beat iut ! weks previous Ui the fsuurt livaid, whi.-ti shall be sufficient nolk to the said Nathan Park er jr., to pp-r end objct to the graotinj of the pr yer of said petition if h see cause. Dated t Windsor in the tountv of WinJeot, the littb day ol December, a d f ISAAC K. UtDHM-li, Chkf Justice of the Supreme CuuiU.