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K. v. .VAiroiv, ji:.,i',di Tim. Tlitiisitiiy, rclirmiry 0, ifiSt. The Company lie wan In fUrongthens very much Uib view wo .expressed (last week) of Mr. Webster's Tarrytown letter. There were two oilier letters, and only two, ad dressed to the meeting. Theso were from He.n ht Clav, whoso mrao is appended to llie Teat and Senator Dickinso.n of New York, n, locofoco of the Hunker stripe, and so rfowgny as to paw muster anywhere, South of Mason & Dixon's line, without any pledge at all beyond hu speech os and votes. We give those loiters -in full, aa they are brief. WAsmiseTON, January 20, 1851. OrsTLKvrx: I hove received vtntr letter invi- tinj? my attendance at n meeting of the people of Vitclietcr county on tiie.HMii instant, who are to assemble without rospecUto patty, to express their d 'lerciiintinn to libido by the compromises of the l""t i's.on of Congress, ind to mamfmt tlieir ( v ':oti to tho l onstitution and tno union of the t u.ted States which it formed. I nsjoiCO in the assemblage of all such meet ing" of the people. They have done and will continue to do great good. Whenever they meet, in haul, m spirit, and in soul 1 am w ith them and of them; and, if it were practicable, I would be personally present and participate in thorn. Two clr.ssejof di'iinion'uts threaten nurcotin try. One is that which is open and undisguised in favor of separation; the other i that which, distill niug a dosiro of dissolution of Uio Union, adopts a nurse and contends for measures and principles which must incwtably lend to that chmiliom result. Of the two 1 think the Killer more dangerous, because it is deceptive mid insidious. I hope both will bo defeated. -They will ho defeated if the inns of the peoplo, true"to UiMf host internet and to their country, w.H discountenance and frown down all attempts at uhcnation and discord. I regret, gentlemen, tlinl my dutips here do not admit of my accepting the imitation with which you have honored me. With great respect I am your ob't servant. ' J I. CLAY. Whsminoton, Jan. STi, ICS I. Gr.vri.Eiir..N: My public engagements will prevent my pirticipation in the patriotic inueting of tho citizens of Wcstchostcr on the !10lh inst., to which you have kindly invited ino ; but I bIuII bo with you in spirit, and desiro to bid you God sp?cd in your devotion to tho Constitution and Union of tho Statej. I look upon such move ments in our State so recently tho focal oint nt a most mischievous and inarming agitation with feelings of pride and gratification which few can lODreciitB and none can describo : for they giv lione tint tlia storm has howled itself to rest,rnd mat me mack ami uiuerwaicrs wnicn hive overwhelmed ui are receding. I thank Heaven that the noise of frothy ifpmogoguea, blcar-ev d fanatics, and canting livjiocritcs hns at List amused th" honest tiiassrs to a sense of the dinger which his threatened us, and that the I integrity of the Constitution is ubout to be main-1 tain :! mid vindicated in its pure and catholic I Bimpue.iy. nop"ning my iieierui'in'inn, so oi- inn tan ep-vssod, and for m my yours so thoroughly practici a iicre, ui aunen nee to a coii.tuiiiioniu Union under all circumstances, whether uf weal or d" wo, and regarding all as enemies of ill p i')! i eace who trairlc in elements if sectional aitilioii, 1 have the honor to be, with high con s.derat. ui and regard, your friend mid tell ivv-cit-u-n, 1). si. DICKINSON. NEW-YORK AND THE UNION. There ore ninny pood c iti? ns who guv 1h v entiri Iy concur tn the sentiments wliuh lb, -.,. r (l.o VflniM t.f llie Free States ' maintain, and which Messrs. Webster, Duer.l Rose, and all our ' Union' r.iinors lormeny pro fessed, witli regard to any further extension of 1 or concessions to Slaverv. but who have been' persuaded tint then it no nttd of any fnrlUr tlcmonslratian on tht mhjeet that llie whole mat Isr ha hern ilefinitelv adjusted and all pretence for further action upon it precluded ny tlio pss anrre of the ('oinnTomiso bills On this ground they urge that there was no need of reaffirming llie tiroe-honorou convictions oi vue vv mirs New-York at our last Stale Convention not that such expression was Intrinsically w rung, but tliat it was needlpss. Slavery, tin y nrgue. is asking nothing moro than it now has. and it is idle to give notice that we will concede nothing further. Wo ask all who honestly hold these opinions to consider the following extracts from . '.al,l..,. IMU. In 1'hr llrrnhl. 'Wasuixotom. Tub. 7, 1851. The Democrats are sure they have a party, scattered about somew here ; and (he important question with them is, how it is to be re-united : who can doit; and wln.t move'iient i fir! necessary to put the ball in motion. .Vontf cocrion of jirinriplf must hr nude lo scrurr the Sauthtm tliirhlt iting nf the Demorntnj, if possible; but that is a delicate operation, and requires consultation, study, and the niiitimr of the old i" h"-i U tijr'-th-T wi'h soni" of the leading ultr.i" in d iitx rati consult.' tion; nnd that, too, i a dehente proi'e.'ding. i Hilt this is crrtiim ; unless the Southern ultras are concili-ited, t!i nit' irii'ity of the IV"v- crntic partv is gotip ; and they can do nothing. nml can eltoct notlnng, wiui a national canuiu ue before the people. Therefore it is, that wo are disused to credit the hints whispered in our pnvite par, lint th" Democratic partv in fi'l w.U be orgnnizeil not only Uioii a Union platform, u njxin tront Southern ttrmmils, and thnt the tiirt st. p will be to reconcile, by lihernl concMjioiis, lb" ultnis of lite South, and 'to bring liem back in tins way, as backsliders are reentered t" the church, by the exercise of charity and the holy oil ofcoun latioii. SI'. Ilright his given notic of n hill to iiiiien.l the fngUivr thnr line ; lint ! to s ly. " jrnr:(i for a more effective execution of tlmt net, by more slnntnl jwiiii.1 anil ipwkim in.i i.t in bt it Hitce-offermr lo Hit rtcusnnl nml miitnunm Southern Dimorrar;. On the other hand. Major llurlaiid, who is also a doctor, h.is presented a memorial from Arkansas praying Congress to take steps for the peaceable acquisition of the beautiful island of Cuba, including the delicious attractions of Havana, and the key of the Oulf, which is supposed to lie locked up in the Moro Castle. Whit then? We still count upon a new National Democratic platform thr frame work of S'inllirrn lite-oab ; and if it shall suit the South bolter than tho Nationil Whig rubric, there is still a prospect of winning tho Southern States in tho grand carnival of Chat all this is substinti illy true, is as no torious among politicians as the d' feat of Ham ilton Fish. ' The Democracy are being prepar ed lor a further and. dpepcr deieent in umlity to the Slave l'ower, and notlnng cm po-i-nbiy prewnt this consummation but in ant noiiM and coiiiinunlilig altitude cm the pari of the U lugs of the IV'0 States. Mud our Wli.irSt ite ' ( onvent.on l.il1 -i i'.l In. I fill, tins nun 'ivie1 would hiu " lie nii'irh i.'t o.iipl.shc.l er t!ii--i Great Dultcr Malting. A pent! ni in in W. sl m a tm' re .abl" n thor.iv -wilt, s us tint Mr D.mi- I llitt' :. J I i it to n, has made n'ld so'il thepists -tson, I'1 I 2 lbs. of butter from two cows, in addition to what nil. used bv Ins family of two persons Tins is Mo.vn-u, I S-nv'r. Mr Pnn-e presroteil the credfnli .Is r Mr l'rutl Sennter clit rrom Mur)iatid, for six vp rs. troui 'arch 1th m xt. Mr Jl.ison presented petition from tho within a fractionof 210 lbs. foroach cow. Our l Virginia Legislature, and n pciition from tho t.C. ... !, H.ltaf ...i-m flin rrtlvH ...u 1 r .1. .it le t.. C. IlllUltlldllb PLU" r. uiii, i.it.Di - IllUjUlU; 111 UIU WUII71IIU llOtlill vUII UllU'ltll, J II 1.1 nn evtrn leei inc. anil Hint no Ins lor l ie I3-n years made li'.'i lbs. of butter each year from two co. althoiigh he has not sold so much as tins year. Another farmer of Weston Mr Dan'l D. I'eck - our correspondent informs in, has beaten Vr. Clarke of Orange, by making and selling 1170 of (rood butter, in icle the imst i'.'i"ii fiom rows and 4 hi ifers 7J'1 iba. from the cons, and ll.O from the In ilers. Since the above was written, we have received the following blast from Uiingf County: II nil Sir Journal. Ornngt County not lllaten ! -Mr. Editor, In your jiaper of the 7th inst. appeared a state ment headed, Orange t ounly ttcaten,' concern ing Uip quantity of butter made by various men, from their row the past season ; but. Sir, Or on!'" Count) is not yet fccufn, as the following will show. lly that statement it appears that Mr. John Caiiieroii, Hsq , of Ityegati', who mado the lar gest amount amount' of anv one there quoted, made from 5 cews, l(J!H) pounds butter, and be tc. :i 'if 0 and :li ( pounds cle ive J or, exclusive of i I.e. si , hiihN hiil'.r tn m tsih cow. Hut 1 have a row , from w Inch Inst Heason, be sides uing cream and milli torn family ol li pn son. I made V.-. 1-V lbs. butter. In the InngMnire of the "Caledonian," tnen, " here is Onmge County ?" Joii. O Cum. Tunbridge, Fib. 1:1, 151. I ton Hanoi n Ait. Iltxcue nf nn, .llltilgtd I uaitire Slave J mm ( istotly. In Saturday, it will he aeen by our Court Calendar, an sIledgM fugitive Blave w.ia hu night before U. S. ('oiniuls sioner (Jonrge T. Curtis, and upon motion of his counsel, tbu enii-e was coutmued until I uesday next. The sJlegiil slave was urrostei) oarly m tlie meinmg, by Ivputy Marshal Patrick Ri ley, at Tali's Cnrulnli Coif v House, w here he w.is employed a a waiter and conveyed to the 1'. S, t ourt llooin, where the hearing took place His naine is called in tho warrant, " Shiidnu'h," nml lie is i-i,inied a the slave of John De llree, nt .Noriulk, Va. a purser in the U. S. Navy. j The hearing having been concluded, the Court llooin was gradually cleared nf its occupants, the prisoner remaining in the cu-tedy ot Deputy Marshal Ililey and hu seven assistants. The rnun-el of the defendant then had a long constil t.iti ni with him as to the line of the l f nee. Aller the counsel had letl the room, which was about twenty minutes buforo two o'clock, one of the doors of the private entrances to U wan pres sed open by u largo number of blacks, who oc cupied the lauding and stairway of the Couit House. Some twenty or thirty m.-t mtly enter ed the room, nnd carried away from the olficerh, without much resistance, the nlledired slave, Hiadrncli, mid a cowd of several liiindrnl bbicki bore him away in triumph to the west part of the citv. Tie ..to'i k was Midden, and tie' ollicer-. weie n 't piep.tif tl to ntier re-,, stance to tii im h I'll'. a n i.nmiti s iii'ler the n -i in . : II or of tho steamers to Africa. Ho said ho con sidered the petitions as expressing the opinions of the uglier only, end not of their constituents: he did not consider them ns instructions, and did not believe Congress had power to appropriate money for deportation of free negroes. Mr " Halu presented n potition from Massachu si Its, having one thousand signers, for the repeal ot the l'u;'iflve Plave Law, which was tabled. Mr llnelit presented two petitions from India na, in favor of a line of steamers to Africa. Mr Jefferson Daws offered a resolution which was adopted, that tho President communicate the corraspondenca of the United States Consul at Panama with tho Secretary of Stato and Post master General, relative to the imposition of tax i's hy New Grenada on citizens of the United States, when tn transitu across the Isthmus ; al so as relates to the mail service of tlio United States on the Isthmus. Mr Ilrighl introduced n bill explanatory of the Act Known as tho Fugitive Slave Ijiw of Sep tember, lfflO. He explnined tho bill as merely declaring that suits pending and rights existing under the law of l!1."!. "ere not in any way af 1i cteil by the act of lf30. He said he Imd no intention to diatiust compromise measures. Hp woniii aland uy them as long iik any body i Sc. 'I'll" bill was reterred to the Judiciary t ominit- tf e. Mr Hale introduced a joint resolution, direct ing the presentation of a sword to the nearest male relative of the late Major Rmggnld. The lull from the House, malting an appropri ation to supply tlefirieticiea was taken tip, ..lid srver.il amendments winch were refuted by the Committee on Finance were agreed to. An a mpinlinent wa offered by the name committee, appiopriatmg S754.((fH) to d'jfray all claims and demand afiipjt tho United States by the Cher okee Indiamw VI r Walker moved to mid a pr-uio that the momy -lull not lie paid totuiy agent oruttoiuey, hut in pei'ou to the li.di.iiis. A Ion.- delint ou-oied nnd Mr W.ilker's a- ( iiieii(l"ient was rejected. Yeas 'Jl ; nays '27i. I The amendment m eominittee was agreed to, and M-vril iinunpoittnrt amendments were pro posed, debated, and agreed to, and the bill order ed to be engrossed. Adj. I tonne. Mr B.iyly, from the Committee of Ways and Mollis, reported a bill ni'king appro priations for certain fortiac it ,ims ; also a h.ll pro viding for carrying into execut'on the latter part of the twelltli article of the treaty with Mexico ; also a bill nuking appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending June HO, le5ii. He also nsked leave to introduce a resolution making all the appro priation bills eight in number special orders, lo be continued as such until dif-po-ed of. The y. .ii and nays were taken on the motion of Mr tliyly, to suspend the rules, to en ible him to oli r In- n solution, and dt cided m the m ga tive, by HI lo !i. The .' lou-e went iivin Conitmltc e of th" Who'e ,. ii. 1 1 iiul tr plied, and sui ;Mirtrd the bill Tie lull n , is th. n reported to the mute, j The nun ndinent made at the b st si -sioti, that 'the lands granted should bo sold within three years, was nonconcur rd in, I Mr Uorlatid moved tonrovido tliat the si lee tions of land should not be m pan-els larger than one section. Lost. The bill was then ordered to bo engrossed vens .'!0. navs not counted. J he vote rejecting hip mil nr tne reuei oi in" captors of the'frigato Philadelphia was reconsid cred, and thp bill was laid on the table. Adj. llou.tr. Mr Evans ol Mil., asked leive to in trodiice a hill to r. neal so mm h ol th" act ot las,! ye u ns appiopi Kites ,I(HI,I III' for the evp n Sioil of the Capitol. Objections were made. The Speaker announced the pending business to be. on seconding Hip demand for the previous question, on the substitute for the lull to estab lish a llotml of Accounts, reported from Com mittee of the Whole, yesterday. The demand for the previous question was sec onded, and the substitute was read. I he House refused to agree to the substitute I yeas r, ; nays lli Pile question now recurred on agreeing tothe bill as originally sent f niu the Senate Mr Inge tinned lo lay if on the table. Car ried Yens 1 10, Nays Wti. Mr Inje then moved to reconsider the vote, and on h-s m.iti. n, the mution ia laid on the ta ble So the bill was kill, d. Ad. VA roi sow, Feb. 12. Senatr. Messrs Hinilin nml Cli i-e presented petitions for the rope i lot the Fugitive Slave Law. Laid on the ible. Mr Cooper presented ten petitions from Penn sylvania, for a modification of the Tnntf. The lull j-raiiun- ten millions nf acres of land for th In f and support of the indigent insine, was put on lb. ptssigo. Carried yeas 15, nays 10. Mr Shields moved, and the Senate took up the joint resolution, aiitho'ismg 111" President to con fer the rank of Lieutenant General, by brevet only, for meritorious sprv ice. Mr Atehwon. as a test vote, moved that it be laid on th ' table. Lost veas iiiys 'JH V. .- -Mefr Atchison, liorlind, Himlhnry, Cu-, Ch ise, John Davis, Jrlf. Dm is, Downs, ,,. received, Mr Ritchie would bo utt. i v rti.ncd, in a pi . i.in iv icw. TllinlAT, I eb. 1-1. Small. Mr Ib iiton e ,m- potu - that h- would again mlrod.i e a bill to p iy llie Missouri ii per cent fund. , , , . . Mr Hale's resolution to placo chaplains m the miliary and nival sen ice on the same footu g, US to Co npcil-lltioll, l.s suru.-uiia, """r " 'j'h , t rolution authoiismp tho President to eotifor the rank of Lieut, n mt Oenernl, by bre vet, was put on its passage, and carried yeas ""Mr'l'tiisk laid on the tnble tn be printed, nu merous amendments to the Posts ge bill. M' 'leir.cn in n -.lt,t,!;e up the bill regu a t.TCr th" f"-s and . wts to he allow ed t'l b'lks, in iif.li lis. ami it'ornevs ui t,,e I'. S. courts. V in mm ",!nl ami n luients were made in trie details of tb( bill. . Mr Downs moved on amendment, nuthonsinir the Departments to make allowance of a reason abl cnmpeni.ition. m all casi-s of niiadjnsted claims, for extra profess.on.l duties. I his a- 1 inend.iient is supposed to i over llie claim oi jm i ...n.l l,i I' S iMiirnov for TIllisianl.l II! Mi I .ill.) of . !.i i k i II' lies n, t'l . vc I h. ( r.m i,l til.. . 1. . li D'.cK non ovidontly thinks that nobwly is hon est, coujcioncious, or sincere, who is opposed to olavcry or the Coiniromise tjius giving to others tho character which the public and Ins own par ty have long given to him. The gentleman has just be.ni voted down i a ciii 'iis of the locofo cos of U'O NW York Legislature. A word on ly ns to Mr OWy's letter : ifhe means to say that the anti-slavory Whigs of thu North aro more iVnigd'ons to tho U'niou tlan open and undisgui sed dis iiiionistf, wo can well understand tlmt Mr. CI iy nnd Mr. Webstor both dosiro no ulh nnco w ah them ; and we aro inclined to ths be lief tliat tho Whigs in question will not ho un willing to reciprocate tho affection of these dis titi;.'UKiied gentlemen in kind. Tiny have been our tu..ch rs, ll'e can go alouo in tlio old track, if they choose to leave it Tho Time haa arrived. The reader will observe that n proKsition to amend the Compromite has been made in tho Se nate, uid is ontertaiued by that body. To bo sure, I'io anionduient comos from a suspicious quarter, from a "compromise man," wo believe: tint th in it serves to show tliat " time anu expe rience" Are demoiiDtnilod " tho necessity of fur thcr h gialation." What are the leaUitars going I to do about it ? That is the question. V Uampthire Politics. Some months ago the R w. John Atw ood, (Uaptist,) was nominated ts tho locofoco oandidalo for Governor. Shortly aRer, a letter was drawn from hhn, in which ho fmored free soil doctrines. This alarmed tho party leaders, and easy John was induced to w itli draw his letter. Rut still, by hook or by crook, the letter got out to the public - and bo did tlio withdrawn, John wua in a " fix," and to fix his " fix," declared that leltor No. 1 contained sub KVinUilly his bcntiinciitj, and thai ho had been over jxrsuaded by party leaders to tako it back. Vow tho locofoco party is in a "fr," and they are about to. try to fix their " fix," The " Demo cratic State Committee'' has issued a call for a State Convention, saying : " Hon. John Atwood his chosen tlio open and liiltei enemies of tho Demouralic partv for ' ' udvis. rs, corrosriondenU and confidential friends, mil Ly his vascilUting course, haa rendered hini relf obnoxious to tlio Democracy of this State, nnd tinworthy of tlieir nupport." Willi' L' ' l.llllie .'lould h - - I, coi I, li itgain.'tl, or bul'. cd into ..n .ip- pinv nl of the I"nr I.-, e - I iv e 1 1 ill -r iv.eild bo no B'.cppinj th iiio;ni'iitii ii undo' w huh 'the i D.'iiHii r.u v' is now tl.-ci n.linjr toward 'lie i v-, I In me Soiillcrn Plitinrui. With lie Nmliiii. rpiusc.iii' in, appri v in and glorify uur tic Coi l-, j promne .Meiisnri h. Fugitive Slave Liu i.ii.l all, (and tb South dissatislied, districted, and tbri'at-1 einng ii.sumon it u.ore is noi cui'ceiieu to cm.. ve ry, there is no avoiding that result. It will bo prevented now, if nt all, by the certainty that New-York, Ohio, Micbiian, Wisconsin, will in the next Piesidoutnil Llection be found lead tig a compact und overwhelming opposition to any candidate who may be nominated on the " line .Valional Denwerahr Platform tht fruiiit tenrk of Southern live-oak." ,V. V. Tribune. Wonder if the cbove described is the new loco foco platform, lately forth-shadowed by the I'tr motif Patriot. Life ami II orki of Daniel Hibtltr. Little & llrown, Iloston, propose to publish the speeches, forens'c argument and diplomatic papers of Dan iel Webster, from his own note to which will be prefixed a notice of -Mr Wobstcr's life and works, by Hon. hdward Lverett : the whole tu j form nix volumes uf about 500 pages each, print- j ed in the best nnnii"r and bound in cloth. A finely engraved bead of Mr Wetwter will hegiv-1 en in the first volume, and ins autoirriph w iliac-1 company every -tile crib i iop. Price -'i pei . volume. Two lemlred copies will bo print-! ed on large paper, mid I. iv ing the autograph, at ' i J'r Volinne. Mr Webstei'u speeches and W pcis are substantial and generally nound on the whole the best modi Is f'U the Ameiican lawyer or utaltsman. As lo t'no autograph : tcf arc not in need of it, being already in p',session of it, i together with (a great runty, be assured, dear reader,) kti mark. li. I'!' ii r i i . i ii!e r eel ,,!, I l-oll r I. it I'"' I 1. 1 IV aid Ii hi 1. llH u f'l.ei'- tp . ll . ; i il.n lid , ..m; . - .1. hoi .,' !',.,! ,-. WiC.it ,. I M ii 'i i! K li v I . .1 to ( ii no.. ." el. I. li.l 111, i h" 1 1 nil in ,1 lev .'l po.' 1. nee v ilh l!ie I). n irtmeet him in n --ll iill. Di v en- H ii ii.- ... 'I he ii'i hi' P'.' 'on t he st ip mil. At lie Cntt mid I. - ' u et 1 '-i' . - I hi lie Fa i i. ui he nuii i li Jul and it.. I in. th rem i'.e .! . - Ml ie t the Cniiiii, nn tie ccoiuits ii.'. s h;m i cl. -s v i i e ,i lit to I'..' fll-t . , I,. n. i oi' i r tb it ....) t .' i ,ii i i i! i p-i i .'I..-.I -li 'i,d opi . . . tho B,,.l,, ( bill te indulged .,hlu-h Feb i, (i winn, Hal". Il.in.l.n, HoiHtou. .Lines, Koig. Norri", Ruk, SpruaiK e, Sturgeon, Tur nev, Wales, Walker, Ynlee. .N i) Messrs Biiluyr, llildvvm, l'ell, Denton, R.'rrien, Duller, ClarK, Cliy, Cooper, Daw -am, Dayton, Dodge ot Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, F.w'iiil', Green, Hun'er, Muson, Miller, Penrce. I'h ips. l'r itt, it Ii -t t, Seward. Shields, Smith, Siiiil" Underwood, Cplcim. Mr Hiiniliu voti d to lav the n olut'on on the table, because Congress, when Die army was en gaged in actual war, refused several tunes to create this otliie. He would voto a;eimst llie resolution. Mr Rhett would vote for the resolution, on the grounds nf the meritorious service ol General Scott. Mr Atchison would vote atrainst the resolu tion ('(duress hut friven thanks to (ti n. cott, per- nil il ii i n ri" . .'"i ! i in - h is niv.'ii il ii it nil Hi" i 'w ir.l p at'oii i.t i..is (.te. e woioil bo WO.'IJ. to lltil r Ollil i . Mr Ten . o,"i - 1 'he u si. II ss.bl... but mi Th. op urn. Aft t a Iopj ilebite the auieiiihiieiil was rej t,.,io.,. l(i. Mr "Walker ofl'ered an aeiendmeiit, tint when a U S. marshal lind it necessary to call out the military to execute leg il pm.-ess,the troops shall I bo all.-i't ed tor each d iy s service if.i. 1 Mr Tin ne v s iid th - compensation was too high . p r ii iy, and mast ki t, was enough compeii- atlon for IIIIV Hoops. ' The amend. netil wa then reacted, and the Si dale adjourned. ' ffonw. Mr It-.vlv, from the Committee of ! Ways ami ems Veirte. n lull making aopro pn itions for the arnv, tor the year ending June, l lt52. Rpferrpil to tlie Co,nimt'tee on the Whole. T ie House resumed tho consideration of the resolution reported yesterday, for the relief of Thomas Ritch;-, for lo-ses sustained on account of executing the Comre-sional Printing. Mr Marsh ill contended that tlie contract was taken without an intention of performing it, and replied to the i cm irks delivered yesterday by Mr Morehead. ' Mr McWil)ie defended the resolution, stating I the fact, that Mr Rivi s. Iw.f.rc the investigation commPiired. said that tli" printing could not be done for b's.s than a deduction of one third from l!, ,,, . . --fibh-b die )"!'. Mr Wembdl al so test itied hi fore the Committee, that his bid I was t"o-thin!-i les thin those ofthat year, when he 1 .. iJl,-.( M dollirs by th" cmtrirt, and that ,Vi !l per cent less th in the prices of 18P1 would iv.ieiiimfv huiu U was proved tliat Mr j Rilclne did his "work 10 or 15 per cent, better i than Mr Wen It 1! The Committee proKjsed to five Mr Ritchie 50 p"r cent, less as indemnity. Ie earnestly pleaded for the resolution. Sir Holiday supported the resolution, giving his reasons why Mr Rrrhie should be indemnifi ed. j The Chair decided his remarks out of order. I 'Che amendment of Mr ('rowell ennre up, to indemnify Messrs Wendell &. Van Benthuysen 'for their losses in printing for the30Ui Congress. ! Mr Ashninn said tint little more than two I weeks rem nn for public business. Both sides bad been heard, nnd, presuming the minds of 'i n'!' ii' n were nude up, he moved the previous ui. as conn rr- 1! r ue, 1 ,, ,s I it. I t, I ! ire l.iw ll- t . th t h,- i.i ri -did 1 it i i-'o' , I S ( 1 lll- 1 id 111 Afi r '1, .I pio- ie li a rep.iu ,hi!,tv. M tr.-i Washington. Iln.it. Mai. Tjfr in CnJifornin. The death rf Mr. Fisk, of liiiihugtmi, Vermon. ciiuie tothe knowledge, of his family tlitouh a letfr d ited at Toiilouuio. i Cilifoinia, Nov I', poblished m the lliicine Wis j cousin Union, of w luth an extract is given be low . i The llurhnj'ton Free Press says : j The writer gives an intelligent account of his " rvpei icncu" in gold digging, which has satis-1 fieil him that " the lime for making large for-. times in C.ililornia bus passed.' Among llie in cideutM of travel w hich he narrates, the billow ing i stiuck with u heavy wi ight upon imvious heurls m Iliiilington, whose liml know ledge ol the aid cal.amitv it mi !iian8 waJ obtiiiucd thiougb tiiM 1 Iter ' " Willie in the Miirnposin I became acquaint ed w itli ii line old follow by the name of Fisk ; he was ciuqa-d ii"ar us and we became very in timate ; ho was Iroin Alliiny, N. Y., and whs well acqiiiiiit.il w nil the 11 iguin.n faiiulv ; while we ueie projiect.iiit on the nth. r side ol the inoiint mis. he st-rteil tin- Los Anoelos m coinpi n,' v, ith a lieri-i in, and e n h ot' them bad ten or t o, iiiinilie.l dollars when they V ft. A few llllV- lifo'l vi.uiH then bodies Weretulllld on the i'u-.r ( ii'i l.s hi ir K uigV Uivt r, iv ith tin ir thro i i n' : tli v ha 1 p.. I il I , ' n folio .ed nuii i u'- n. ii' 'I , ii'jr. . to tie ot lot. for I' i ,1. d hnii to order, rules he must oppos eelpl,.- I.", i : is.ii, al- Oll the the il- .1. r. 1 by s. It ml in bed '.iv OM, e...i.,-!ilii' . liiii;t..ii, V t what b i i The ion ter i- true. i . i r v i oi h iiitio ! M if.' in ,1 I new t h. .' ie II 1 he, .1 to 111. n. laii"ht r rr Il I I l.l.'l, v ol It, 11.-' I II, . ie ily, id" in P.iii- prouablv in vi r know n ll'i i h.n e i i hiiii M e ' ne; ..in1! nee of M" Stiveu' let Th ' w ifc and' d.iu 'liter have long Mr lb, 'ii .ii ii ol , ,,, ,.!.!, to -ei tin- C lb" i.;h h -hoiih! 'I Ii ' t Ii iinna.i grouu 1 t't.it hy th n if 'il li i o lit. Mr i lohiies said b" was ojijHis.'d to the ami nd mi nt. and he asked whether he could not he oi poseil to it am! yi t w ish it, to j (,aii;'hter.) Hp h ol seen such tinier on this !l,i ir. He him self minle a e'.scli the other d iy, and voted on tlie opposite sut . lie was comis'lled to vote tir the Fugitive Slave bill, iiMt wished to God he bad not do.ie mi. (Lauehter.) The pmposition wis to exclude from the tiihunal nil claims for slaii s Th it be was fipjMisi'd lo this i.i lenlity, Poh.iitv Cfinhl itonht, he .iitse m lus opinion, it w is ilii. nioht equit ible class of i liuiiis on this Govt rnuient, Thu aiiMindinent of Mr Julian was disagreed to ayes 1(1, fttytM 1 7. Several other uiiendmcnts were voted on. Mr Allen n.ov.'d that no member ot the pres ent ' oiigreM, shall bo apKuiitcd to any office cre ated by this act He hud I'n qiieutly semi in the newspapers 1h.it a sou or a biother of sum" mem ber ot' Conriss had been appo.nted to ofiice by the Lxecutive. His iiineiidini nt w as not to be coii-iriii d into mi intonation that members of 1 1 'oiire-s h id sin ejit mlii e lor themselves or re 1 Hi. ii-, hut yet the Kxti'utivc, m his piteinal ' cai of ini -.ibeis. nn.! their t'aiudii s, h iu proviib il lira 1 1 1 .ro pnri'on ot' u.eii.bi rs' t'Uhiln s mi liuth ! s.. h of the House Tie' bill betiire th" com iiii'o e i .nit ,uied sin, i. ii.yb pri.ei, and the Pres i.l. it i.i y think th it to" p' i.es s .o'lhl not be g,v - , i n I . i t he vo'inier in anbers of the t untlv, hut re sen. 1 lor" the oldest lie feared tint the l'.xec utn ', in the kiinln -s of his heirt, might force 1 so ne of those otrie.es on members, to their sciin d l' and the good people of the country (Laugh- i d i 'Hi i. i ni. iim - . t i 1,. l of I, lavs (. n t u; oo n. tt. to on t i the t . th I, ,. II -I v out 111 t'l. -e o! co,opi , ise 1 '' ul.ii h G, ii. Is, i,", , , ! reiN r. in:; the i.nu ol l.ien! (1 I for' ver .ill p-oP n- onJ t i tin: i.u er-in-l he t. 11.- gave in n r-i octer for his glorious acliievenn could not be uiciensi d or .Ilium i is! it jon of the roitnt'y. The ten , live fi.revi r in the history ot Ins i. i u. 1 1. C n iii'l- i: a 1' , h i '. .r Us j th fun., li. d bv any l'".r- .it ScoM ill'llM ih "ds, w lnlethe Ugislatlon of tlie S.iiate wou.d be torgolleii, lie would advue the frien Is of Lien. Scott to vote this ri so.utioii dm ii. Air ( 'lay would hive pn lerre 1 a silent vol... -The if solution ri,une no m.liv i.lu ,1 u; u whom the rank is to be conferred. .Notlnng I'l the res olution indicated any particular indiv nlual for V, n V , bill. I X i II l - I 'M I Po'l. Mr ven-" of Penn , moved to lay Mr Ritch i tion on the table. .Negatived s ' O, 1, I, I III. 'I' .; i. ..i . i -va t .' en, and the resolution for nit' 1 to the 'oi.lli.ltlee nil i . i ict. oiis to enquire en-! r .rt . ' ". , his i xecuted the w i ik i.c i . . u'rm ', ,.n 1 v a it li ha- l...t- 1 . 'i 1 ' 1 1 'i li.. s t1 ..ii wi nt ii'io CouilfntP e of the ' i M I.i t..o . N nr. ', , . , .1 to take up tie' IKfininiy CJnirThera run he no douhtof the rule, that ,l,, r, , i . i I'n lu'i r arc, it be . u jed till leave l.. r, . ,,.r, ,1 t,i mtrofi'li e it Mi lb nfoti said directly the revrse bad oft. n be, n ih cided. 'I he Ch ur said the question had been decided according to tlie rule. 1 Mr. Walker said lie would iinKb n motion for I the Senator to proceed, if the im ition was in or- Mr. Foote objected, as thus a speech can ho mad.' on on- side, ami no response allowed. r0,,r.Mr. Daniel mowd that the House go into committee on the inviit" calendar, so tliat gentlemen might h ive mi o.purtiiiuty of show mgthi ir rei'srd for private i lHimaiita. He nsk piI r, r ih" .-s i.nd nn' s, which being taken, rc su'ted in t .'i inijoi.ty against gomg into commit tee. The Home went went into Committee on tlio R,v r-.nd ITnhor bill! Mr. McLaue, of Mil., resumed hie mifirks fi-omye-terd iv, and. with rpfen-nce to the ques tion, asked by Mr. Holmes, as to whal is Democ racy ? he saiil it was impertinent ; that he h id to tell the truth, or deal with it in tho temper and Isimit which it merited. He therefore thought proper to present such views an would most like I Iv attach to the gentlemen from South Caiolina. He thensjKikeoftbe principles on wmcniue uiu w ns fi limed, and gave notice of an amendment. Air, Morse said that the decided vote, by which tJie iHcessary appropriation bills to carry on th" administration of the government, were laid aside, was indicativi of the foregone conclu sion, -that thisbill is to psj,s,without leaving to ,t oppm"iits the i,ioriiivilege tube hoard against r.i... ,i,i,uti,. coiimctid witli it Ho I then iroceided to show the ineonMsteucy of Mr. Mcline. in suppiiiling in. ""- '" "' 'H voted differently in iW upprted Mr. Polk's message vetoing the River and Harbor bill ln lr47tbis was like Satan rebuking sin Mr. McLane explained tlist he had voted to sustain that veto mess ge, because tint he tlm't that the ressen assigned was satisfactory. Ho voted a fa inst the exppdiency of the question un til the termination of the Mexican war, and look ing to tin. condition of the ucasury. Mr Morse mid that Mr. Mr Line was in thq condition of a p ilitiaian who had turned his coat. If what the gentleman had d. dared was Di -morrdcv if protecting the nun nml coal inten i-'ji of I'eiuisv iviima was Democracy if Democracy wis mtt'rlereece with Stuto rmbts he did not belong to lint class. Hp was anything bul that. He went for substance, i e could nithe brought tothe altar and fcuiinune with gfutlcmen who held different o)fntoiis from nis own in- was fr the I'nion, und. a Constitution, and pro tected by the Constitution ; and he was ! no Union w'hich ovendes nnd biuaks down Suites rights, in winch tendency internal impriM-Aleuts were worse than the lmer' qntsUon. H is an cestors went for the Union for the common welfare and the common defence, wherever it is rinsed by tlie imiority. But to oppression hu was opimsed. He earnestly denounced the till aa a Mtoiu of corruption ; it demanded restweh, and shoaid not be broubt in at the end of the session. Mr. Fitch replied to Mr Morse, that tlie bill was repm t -d duru.g the first sesa.on of the prm ent Congress; and if the gentlemen are not tu miliar w.th its details, ntier a lapse of one year, till n thov uiouc ure to be biamed. " S,iTi h rAl , Feb. 15. t ie I , i"t t" to r .1 : ..In iP a' ion iv a. ri civ 1 . .kii'g till ii"t s. o S ii r. -I. ii ions i of uipi nn 'l.c a.j f.o.n iei ..f '1,. P. , I. mi i 'ill i In s lit I Ir, " ' til" . -.'Il 'omei.'.t e i n Ten Co Hi.is tub an-', .ns ie.. th I ,onl Ml!llles,,l I tu III I t'l is in th -! 'fen .tin i - ii. ;cs 11.1. I! t Mi'i' r mils ni.it'. ai v, is ihsagreed to -:. oa bl). up this office. During Hie recent war. tlie creation i ind vote,! do n n inoved to take up the West V- irteniV bill. iis wero made, and for tlie Com- initt"" m the He 1 1. of or.!. Mr Dm r nj.pi a' "d from the decision, and the rules w r" ie n1, tin.1 qu-stions raised. &c. iiM.d" much i mfusion the question was ta i.en, and the oiiiuiitt-e refused to sustain the Chair ayes t. 4, nays Wi. Moiions nut tlie CoiouiiUee rise were made d't th" muse Mr Duer moved to take v. r and .inl.or bi!l. "'uj ci i . ;i 1 1 n, led tliat the motion was out of tin rank of Lioiitenailt-Gcner.il was mended to I uiigress, and after tlie approval of the other House was rejected by lb" S' n .te. -Th" ca-es were not panillel, win n, as now it "us understood that the rank wan to be conferred on i u pirtictil.tr individual. itliont expressing anv I opinion on the merits of tne individual tin n '-u-ges'i d lor the otb.ee, he would say that tint M ' so.l ll 1(1 novel di'M l t d the oil., e i' riil,l;iil- , l-i nt nml :ui riturio'i -emo s inbiltie as wa, ri o in , i! 'i, th i.'-o'u ton. II. n. i -ar n '. . ' prei i it. .1 b , i.iiiu uy men th in p i . And u lieu Ir- , - t i ,, li ' wniil.l enllter th- in tiei ly . I, Ii needs as (ii ii. S. .ill's, I,.' w.i I'd i 1 1 1 . r urn. i i'.e r ink of i el.i M ii -ii il ; nor ip.l inv d ni 'ei or iiupi opi ii .v in i leal. ug ad ,1 ii .ii ' i 1 n ii ii s rv c in Divis I,, 1 voted in I iv thp resolution tin For s' i full, lie s. , 1 de , -M, I on th .1, til l .t. i.s it is placed on the gioiini nt U Cm. Scott, he would Vote for been in painful ,, on,ce of tho fate of the bus- j MjU(JS0I, nloV(.j ndment-unless nan i anu miner, into nre inut'oiuu 10 uie iciier Wonderful Preservation. On Friday, a young lad in Klorrs it Lmgdon'B Store, fell through the scuttle front the .'I.I loft, 'M feet ; furtnnMery landing upon an upty rice cask, ho escaped with but trifling injury. Pictorial ltdd Book of the Revolution. No i of this valuable and exceedingly beautiful hook, has been received. Mo American's libra ry is complete without this book. Fur sale, whole sale by J. W. Weaver & Hon, Winoaski retail by E. 1'. Walton Ai Bon, MonfpeJior. looii. llie " Union Wing responds on " Ruilroad Rivalry" in a commendable spirit,. Whin it eew Mr. Fairbanks' letter, it will find raons for still further improvement The-. Vac Tut The Middlehury Ileg'uter, the Vcrgenncs Yermonter, and the Orleans Coun ty Gazette are to ho added to tlie list of Vermont Whig Newspapers which have condemned the New Test (CP1 The locofoco Legislatures of Indiana and Illinois have rescinded llie free soil resolutions of list year. Mr.iiCAMUK I.iQtnsiTio.Ns. Sheldon P. Church is on trial in New York, for having, in August, 1848, published in connection with no licon of other firms anil individuals, the follow ing, m relation to tlie plaintiffs: "Taylor, Hale and Murdock. This connec tion does not scum to thnvo hero (at Columbus.) M. is capible, in some respects, but is not a sue ceesful manager. He is remarkable systematic, and particular in details, in id a stiierior office clerk.bul lacks the oilier nml moro msuntial ro ijuisites of a good merchant. II. is rather a neg ative character, mid Taylor reside in Now York, and sends out undesirable and ill-ussorted odds and ends, and unsaleable stock. Ho was form erly with Uor! King, and I am tuld he is an un principled character." Damages are laid at $10,000. Defendant de- nios thai he published or was proprietor of the book in miestiou, or that he ever wrote anything as to 11 10 tilaiiitins except tiwn gooil motives. iVo liopo there will be an oxposo during this trial which will develope, m all its hideous de tails, the system practised by those infamous concei ns, of which this book seems to have been an auxiliary. The bodies of these mercantile inquisition) exist only in tho Urge i ities, their pestilential ureulli purvaues every wiierc, muceu tliat a tin reliant daro coiiiiiienou business, nnd he m indciJ fortunate who can escnin' w.thout credit luined, ri iilita'tion blastrij, Si huiie rlirty-r cr"fhed. '1 In re is no sin h word us relonualioii j or pity in tin ir vocahul.uy. They ure the most attiocious in.stii itii.iiB Hint ever disgniceil any country, und the sooner America blrangles lliein the belter. Motion Timet. Rather strong language that, but perbBfm.just. In tlim case the jury have given the plaintiff's SsiOOO llama ges. (t?" At a meelinir at Flint, Ocrmasee Co., N. Y.. winch was attendi d by C. C. Haacall, (late tlie Lass nominee for Congress ) ut vvliuli Dr. II. Clarke was rhturinaii, tlie Fuifilive Slave law w as atreiiuously ojsel, and these among other rioiutions iiuo)o fi : Ilttolvni, That w e retjiiast our State llepro. seutitivea and Sniiuurs to jus a law snmUr to that lately passed by the hute nt eimoiit. so- curuig tlie right ol hanous corpus, auu the right ot trial by jury tu thu alleged lugiuve from sluvo-'i- .... , Ketoma inifvvo win suppoii no man loroi fico who is not opposed to tlie " Fugitite bill." The last resolution is a fair nnd legitimate off- act to tlio New Test at Washington : buth uro equally absurd. for the disuessing feu n 1 bolution of tlieir hojies and CT- " B." (E. D. lUrber) In Uie Brandon Post, seconds tho Patriot's motion for a new locofoco platform. Gen Sam Houston lias written a letter to a Mr. Iittcher. of Virginia, upon tho Compro mise measures. Tie General goes in for tlie Union, and thinks fJiimrs aro coming all right. As he is u candidate for Uie Presidency, we would udvite him not to commence writing letters. tU tton Jltlat. U the Atlas whipping airy tody over Saw's shoulders ? Dr. TunmiuLi. says in the Medical Gazette, " It lias sttuik me that, it we could discover any suDstanco wmcu couiu uc so appueu us lo cop. tract tho Iris, one cause of tho effect of short sightedness would bo remedied Tho result, 1 ui.i hapjiy to say, has been most tatisfuclory in uie urai iiisianiu t apjooru wic uaiioii ui fin ger, which was rubbed five or ten times over the whole forehead, with tho view of acting ujwn the fifth pair of nerves. Afterwards I substitu ted a concentrated tincture, of tho strength of one part or gmger to two parts ol spirits ol w ine decoloralcd by animal charcoal. In numerous pases this application. la almost duubled thu vision." lirginia ConMuiional Convention. The question of representation is the subject that mint excites attention in tlie Viigmia Convin tioii The committee, to w horn the subject was referred, reported on Thursday last, through Mr. Summers, that " tlie committee were equally di vided twelve (from tho Lasteni section of the State) fur tho white basis, and twelve (from the Western section) for llie mixed basis, und that the two wmgs of the committee had therefore prepared apportionments of representation, ac cording to the two laiw w Inch were hubmitted The Lantern moiety of the committee propose a House ol Delegates of loll, and n Somite of SI members; the Western moiety, a House of ISO, unit a Senate of 'It! members. The F.iistern half of the committee apportion the lielegntes (who are to be elected biennially) so as to give H'i to the Last, and 112 to tho West : ami the Senators, Ho as to givo V!d to the East and "Si to the West. The Western half of fhe committee propose that the Delegates should bo appointed among tho counties m cording to the number of ipialitied voters m each 1'olerates to be elected for two yean the Senators for four years. Tins would give the West f -1 Delegates, the EaatT'J; and the Utst 1(1 Senators, tlie List IT. The estern seihi-rou.miltec ulso report an j apliirrtioiimeiii for u Senate ot ,VJ iiieinli.-is en - , ing 'ir to tlio W ust and 14 to thu Last ISMi- mure l'atrint. The Ph'lailt'phin Slave Cnu heretofore nun- tiont.l the V'. loner ditehirgril The I'i nnsyl anian of Monday announces the follow ing result of the examination m this case Thejudgt summed up tho evidence at length. He sioke of tlio great difficulty of identifying a person aller twenty-four years laue of tune, und noticed the opinions of physiologist on tlie sub ject. He said that the witnesses fur the defence aided this douht, and made the fact overwhelm ingly clear that the prisoner was not the person claimed. The witnesses were intelligent, nnd tlieir evidence conclusively jiroved that nt tho time llie slave Mahals was m Maryland, the pris oner was in Pennsylvania. There could he no question that iho weight of the evidence prepon derated in favor of tlie prisoner. Sho was there fore discharged We may state that if the decsion had been ad verse to the prisoner, if money would have bought her, she would not hive bean sent back. Hefore the hearing was concluded, two persons tendered to D.I'. H.-ow n checks for joOOoach. Mr. llrown informed lhemth.it it was notltkoly to bo wanted. A sum twice aa large could have been easily raised. The woman wag then taken homo in triumph to her friends, in a carriage drawn by a largo con course uf colored men. Washington, Feb. M. liinggold, a colored barber, from Springfield, Muss, couccrniug whoo mysterious absence sooie of the Northern papers have recently made inquiry, has it seems, been on a visi to his form, er Southern friends, w hero he has well enjoyed himself without hindrance or restraint, Hu left for his home in MoiSJchunctts tw o days since. he t.e a Silver Giay. Several Members Or a woolly head. (Laugh ter and confusion.) Members -Li ive us a vote on that question quo tiAn ! Air Matteson I will withdraw the amend ment Mr Ashuiun You can't withdraw. Mr Matleson I am told I cannot w ithdraw my amendment. A iiiembi r No; give us a vote. t hairinan ThoChur has not entertained tlio proposition, A voice Mr Matteson, you havo got out of that well. After varioua motions and votes the whole of tlio original bill was stricken out and a substitute nf thu committeo of clauns. authorising claim ants ugauisl Uie United SUteB to sue in Court, hy bill in equity, was agreed to. The Committee rose, when a motion was made to lav the bill on the table, which was decided in the negative, yeas 31), nuys 100. Adj. Ti'Hspav, Feb. II. Sennit. Mr Douglass presented a etition of tlie Corporate Authorities of Washington, in fa vor of the coloinzitmn of free negroes, by a line of steamers to Africa. Mr Seward presented a resolution, directing an mquuy into the proprnty of reducing the stan diril we'i'lit of silver coin. Adopted. Tt." OolJeiicynrlppTripmLiJii bill -ros pass" 1 I The Sonata look up the bill granting to the several Slates ten millions of acres of public ! hinds to be apiortioned by tho President, in I compound ratio of the geographical area and rep resentation of saul estates, according to tlie cen sus of l50: Provided, that no Mate shall be computed at more than 50,000 square miles for the benefit of tlio indigent insane. The bill after making the grant, declares said land shall be surveyed and apportioned in sec tions and subdivisions ; and w here sufficient land be in a State, it shall be there aelectcd ; nny State hav uig no public lands snail nave its share in llie Territories When the upjiortionment is com pleted, patents fur the land are to be issued to llie several Stales. The stales are to liuar, re- ajicctively, all the expenses of the sile and man- Uy-UlUfll Ul Ultt Willi, U1IU BRIIU UAJICllOl'S il!U IIOl to he taken from llie proceeds of sales The bill further provides that the proceeds from sales of those lands shall no Iieiu uy the Mates respective ly, and be infested in stock us a permanent fund, Uie cauital of which forever to remain untouch ed, and tlie interest shall he inviolably appropria ted to the cowlortauie maimeuance anq support of the curable and Incurable insane, w ho are to bo placed m organized State Institutions. No lrtionof tho proceeds are to be applied to tlio purchase of sites, or erection of buildings, or their repairs. Mr Gwinn, hy way of obtaining a test vote on tho bill, inoved to lay it on tlie table. Lost yeas 17, ii!i);i. Mr ('lay dffiirod tho hill postponed, to give timo for it examination. Mr Poarce said postponement would bo fata to the bill. Mr Walker opposed tlio hill, as highly injuri ous to llie now States. Mr Pearct rejilied, and defeudad tho bilL Mr Walkor continued his opposition. Mr Dawion supported the bill. ol II CM, I', I the resoaP Mr Hal" s.id the victories achieved during the last war on the .Northern Lakes had'been achiev ed w itliont admirals, nnd those naval command ers had no such rank in anticipation ; yet they conquered the lirilish. The River tml Ilnrbor bill was then taken up by a vote of lives 109, nays 9. S ,'iie r. iei ni ii refused to vote, that the coui iiitie" miehi he h ft without a quorum. 'I h" bill as then read. Mr McL 'an ot Maryland, was entitled to the tloor, inn give i iy for a motion that tho Com iiutt nsi , i,h Ui i' id not prevail ayes 110, nays '.i'i. Mi M.es. ,,-l.erl Mr McLean wh"lb'r it was h s in' .itiuii p. ' irce the bill through w ithoip de bate. if McLean replied that if thg Chairman eT lie Committee of vYays and Means would give him 111! th" I'll of M,t, ih, he would w.th great pleasure i ,.u nine Uie il. bale till that day. Hi would be mi luir to s'i'iiiiit the matter to bun. Mr lityly sud it nci m 'il to lumtlut tne II u did not intend to give tlie Committee of Ways and Menus ti diy for the Apjiropnation Hills, un til the Ith of March. Mr Thomas asked whether the bill had been printed. Mr Schenck, in his seat The gentleman has lost Ins copy. Mr Mclean said that according to uie dem- MrS. ward considered there was a precedent onstrtions made, with regard to taking up this for tins, in past history. The records of legisla tion show th 't our soldiers and officers, naval and military, 1. id always been voted thanks, swords, . medals, and honors, for distinguished services. He thought the tune had come when tlie hero of the Mexican war and couquuror of Mexico should receive this acknowledgment He thought that bill, it was ot groat interest and importance He was bound to assume that it demanded of him a careful examination of its jiruvwions. to induce the House to support it Tlie committee would pardon lum for suggesting, that there w no relation betw een tins uud a general system of internal improvements, as Know n to the people Gen Scott, for his distinguished services, under and the public men of tho country, and the na- all circumstances, had deserved tins national dis- j tionul police; no relation between that policy tiuelion. He saw no injury to result from tins, , and seai!ic appropriations for specified' nvera and thought that its becoming a permanent rank und haibors, either for light homos, buoy.s, or was u mailer for future decwiou. Mr Foote woulduppoit the resolution if no in crease ol omnium 'ills was to Inflow p.er, and the removal of olistructions, and a gen enl system of improvements. This bill propos ed to provide for public works indispensably tie- Mr Doug) iss would vote fir the resolution, but j cess uy for f icilitatuig commerce, as he proposed would prefer that it should provide for the aj- to sh nr. The bill was based on grounds similar poiiitineiit of Gen. Scott now, and v.b"ii the of- to th .se on which llie Democritic party went m hce should become vacant. It should remain va- to tu presidential canvas in 18yj, letll), and cant till the time when the President should tie ' I o i l. He might be allowed to express some again empowered to select, from our army ur cil- surprise ut too holt of tho opposition, which had a propel jierouu to ho Licuteuiitt bed i. clamorous and factious, m view of the li.ilitic.il eleiuoiit alone Mr Hint, interrupting the gentlemau, would be lad if h- would siy whether the Democrat ic party. ii a patty, at 1! ill, more or elsewhere, had made this their (iliiloriu Mr McLean 1 said not lung about internal un pr.,v -in l,ts ; I spAe ot' rivi .s and lurbors. -Wit i ,'roat care and cun lor, 1 presumed my ilis-tiii- t ui to the Cosniiitii ... What 1 said whs, th t t.ie Uiv r and il .rlior h.ll ,s the type of the hill 1'oeomn., nib d ti C...i ;n ss by every republi can President and signed by every republican i Pie-lileilt. Mr Hurt I find that Jefferson, Monroe, Jack ison, t'liJ Polk, held tint nu amendment of Uie j Constitution vas iiioi-j iry to make improve i men's ot' nu is. ! Fkiiuv. Feb. II. from the Coiuimitee on Printing, for the relief ,V. rinfr The Chair laid before the ."senate a i.en soldiery Uenelal Mr Jefferson Davis followed in opposition to the resolution. He was oppo-. d to all brevet Kpsiintiuenrs, nml paiticulaiiy this. Gen. Siott could receive no brevet becau.se ins rank was th highest He que. turned the unqualified declar ations that Gen. Scon's services .von unpiriil 1 e.l, aud also v.helher he was coll jueior of Mexi co. General Worth and Liuitmaii nceivcd no brevetj because they were Major Geni'ial- Mr Fonte rep. .ed viinlicaiiiig Gen. Scott as acknowledged by atl the world us the heroot inn Mexican W ar. Messrs. lioiland and Bradbury opposed tlie resolution. The engrossment of the resolution was then ordered yens '.Vi, nivs 'JO. Adjourned. lloiit'. Mr McWilii" rose to make a report P. --el The lull authorising the lepisla'cri s o th. Tern:. ,u,' loui.p'..) ..iii.tion.il cicrns, when in i sessn.li. w is also n.j-.s. d. j Air lierre n c.ul.. d up llie bill regu! 'till.! ' i" fees of marshals, clerks, and attonn-s in Use I . S. reu't mid Disiric Courts. Mr. Ha ulm ottered an amendment, that wl cii the tees of any cler h ot these cim-ts shall he u ss (than $MH a year, he shall be pud out of '. I Treasury a Mini sufficient to make it f 60 - Adopted. llthii amendments were also made. Mr Walker ofl'ered an aiuuidment, that ni pen-on s!i ill be clerk of two courts, when the fees uf citiieir hall amount to jajUxO. Keje, i ed. Mr Gwinn moved toioatone llie bill. L"s!. Mr Hale said if the hill passed the Hcnal". it could not e reached in Uie House. He mow d to lay it nn Uie table Lost. Mr Gaum moved tii it an addition of ti'tv per I eoiii. on such fees be allowed ui Cahforn.u, t'.r four years. Adopted. ! Mr liidger moved that the m diem of jurois be ?! L.t Mr 1! .le moved lo substitute $. Iist. I Mi.s-.s Fool" nml llidg r Mj p.,r'eii th" b.ll 1 Mi D.iHs..ii oppo-ed iu If--a, d tins w a no t : i" tor n '. .e-Tij the eH u-es ot the govion , i i.'iit. Tne psti'i, it"- lor 'le- y.-ar were .i .".- (Kjii.iinti, ml he thooght no furth"r men .! sh n.'.i he mad . 1 Mi Ha'p w I- for i eon . iy, but n it 111-1...II atfi r . Tii' uraiy appropiialton lull would s ., . line and the Senator troui lii'..ri?in could i-.iki ,11 good deil of tcoiio.nv in that lull. Its ajqio pnatioils are computed at ."Jlsi.lMK IrOo, ami all economy ut 50 percent, comd uiere be exercis. .1. ' The Naval appropriations could also be cul dua n , 7.1 per cent He bopi'd tile :iiiintor's eeeiioiii cal , fit would oHitnue until Uiose biils reached tne Souate. His economy was to reduce the niun- , ber of officers, and lo pay them well. I Th di.bate cjntiiniid to great length. Ad- ijou'ned. Uuilic. 1 he House went into lonututtee on the Uiver uud . arbor bill Mr Feutberstone romplametl that the lull was to be passed wiUioiit giving adequate time for consideration. He said Uio estimated ixpenses j of gov eminent le xt year wer put uown at ij.ill, j OOU.OW), and the public debt could not be ei-.i-I mated at less than y lull, K)i, 00. j Mr Clingmnn made a spots. h against the b.l! He thought if the bill passed, It would be ie. .--1 o-sai-y to change the Itevcnue laws. The So.iin ! had gamod nothing bv the ctiinprum m-. The j whole system eiiibraced by the bill us lsab le to ! abuse. j The bill was ulso opposed by Messrs. Ti Kapha 1 and Gorman, and the debate kejit u be n ecu 1 Messrs. Tayloi, of Ohio, Glddinifs, Sea. 1 ek.Hiel I others, whin at l o'clock, without taking a vote, jtfie Committee rose, ami the House oilj 11 mud. 1 of .Mr Ritchie, 111 delation tothe Public Punt- '"If- 1 he resolution t 11 r Mi-Willie was read, 11- titled a resolution for tho relief of I'tioiuas Ititch le, but, 111 the body of it, releasing Win. M. Hi It from the term of his (link's) contract, allowing coinjiens.ttiou for the printing ulready done, nt one half the prices allowed by the resolution of IbIO, conferring on tlie forks ot the two Hous es tlie power of directing tho manner of execut ing Uie puuuc printing, and providing against delay on the part of the present public Printers. Mr Mc Willie said tlie report from the 1 oin mittee was unanimous, and was recommended to the House on principles of justice and equity. Mr Orr considered lhat Mr Ritchie's claim had no particle of justice in it, and gave it as his o imiioii that Mr. Ritchie would lone nothing if lus business was conducted with o-dinary prudence. Tho opening of Uie bids lat Saturday, disclosed the fact, tJV.it a respectable man proposes to do the public printing at less prices Ulan Air Hit h ie gets II the House are determined to be lib eral, lot thorn draw 011 their own private resour ces, and not on the public treasury. Mr Ritchie wanted to hue his iwckets with government gold relying on the libo.ahty of Congress. Ho con tinued his remarks to some length. It was shown by .Mr Ilayly, that the bids which lust obtained the punting contract wero above tfiose of Mr Ritchie. Mr .Morchsad stated Ue would vote for tba iil"ssie;c troui llie President, in compliance Willi a ri solution calling tor tlie corresjiondt nee be tween line Government and Spain, relalivutothe Ann- tad claim. ( Irdeted to be printed. Tlio ( 'hair laid before the Senate Uie report of thd 1 oiiiinissioiier of I'uteiiu. The usual num ber ordered to be printed. Mr. Uainliii presented a petition for Uie repeal of the Fugitive Slave law. Mr. Seward presented a petition for modifying the law, so as to allow to tho fugitive slave a trial by a jury. Mr." Soule reported a bill for a lino of monthly steamers between Norfolk and Now Orleans. Air. Ilenton, pursuant to notice, asked leave to intri duce a bill lo reimburse to Missouri the Two per cent. Fund, heretofore reserved for her on Uie sale of pub l.c lands withm hor limits being Uietsaine bill that was rejected somo two weeks ago. He said tho new bill had been rejected, this session. Rut w hen the bill w as up beforo one Semtnr spoko against it, and ho would now show that that Senator had before made good sjieeches on the side oi'Uio hill, und if Uiat fuct would havo auy influence, crhaps .there would now be different results. lie would show rea. sons why the bill should he again considered. Ho thou commenced reading extracts from Mr. Clay's speeches of lb"J5, concerning tho duty of government to construct a road to Missouii, and regarding it us a contract not to bo (Usregardcd. Mr. Foote raised a point of order. Ib.ip'infbitity uf .Vetripa 1 ubirribt ri As t many p '.plc do not uuderatsi law lelatin,' 1 to the ciiculation of newHp" . md the resjioii sihility of subscribers, but iliattu.y m'V jtcop d p.pcr without rcgird 1 1 arreurj s due", lun insertion of the follow mg max not b mi'iiiss: I Mr. Joseph Ii .idiiig of Ph.. mt long nince re 1 ci iv ei ! a 1 1 roe ,r 1, j-ibnul Ml' 0 ip bi I.eve,) tor I the siibscriiit.on to the Peniisy Ivoniu lntuiii'r." ' ot a in 111 res.iiii g m Utiodn liiiand. Tile c:'- 1 11 ii 1st .11 ices wire these; ''!,. h.ihc! ibor tis.lv the jiuper for some tune, and then suit, the pub lish, r notii ii of discontinuance w ilium t fort ard inir the iiuuipy for auiei,t. The publisher took ' no l.otici ..ftliis nur mi.'lal sul siuur nt notices of refusing to take the pajier from Uie ixt-oliire. 1 ne R-ini wua uiai uoiw luisianaing vjie uiietie Islander did not receive Uie (ittjHT lor several years, yet he was forced to pay Mr II irdmg the whole amount lo the period claimed ilk tho bill. T01 ebai ion is Ti'tahr.r. A letter from Air Divigbt, dated Constantinople, Deceruba-r lastr says, tbroueli Uio exertion of Sir Strarford 1 an iimg, the llntish Slimster at Constiiitiiioplc, a firman had just been received by the Protestants of Turkiy I rum tlie sublime Porte, uicirpirutir. ' them as a distinct Christian Co nmuiuan !' Uus l'nuian, nil the civil and religious rights of Uiu ProtestaiiU are secured to them; lhy i.'e distinctly dtckred to have tho pii.ih'j,e of builduig churchis, holding burying grounds, &.i fXc. which belong to oUier and idder religious communities. A Turkish Pusha has been ap pointed to attend their uffuirs, and Uiey ur au thorized to appoint an agent from among Uiefii selvis, aa Uiuir orgun of communication wiUt the Govermnent, and a council to decide gn tho civil fi. irs of tho community. Thus, jierfect toleration and complete protection aro at length secured to Uiose interesting people, tho Arme nians. TU T,n Cent Pieces. The Journal or Com merce, alluding to the counterfeit ten cent Piec es which have not the circlet of stars on them, makes known Uie fact that a portion of the gen umo com has been struck without the marl, in question ; so that a ton cent piece without tlie btars is not fur tfut iCLSuii ulone to bo esteem ed spuriou?.