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roi.tMis.ir) richmom-d, rmamu- Wednesday, .mt/i, 3, me. , .,»=•„ .“ - —__ , yrvMDER 3. EDITED BY JOHX JBUliA'E U X. II. GIRARDIX, AND PUBLISHED On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Fora Doous below the Bin Taverh, at Four Dollars kr arrdx, »aii» ih arvahce. fC7* Advertisements inserted at the usual _ pnc«, and promptly attended tv. WANTED A GOOD IWOK KEEPER To settle some old Books, anil keep a FEW CURRENT ACCOUNTS. -ALSO ^ house keeper.—o«c veil recom mended—will meet with em|»lnyment. . Enquire at this Ojjice. Feb. 28.—3u\ GR.tXD AfASOXIC HALL LOTTERY, Will draw again this day. Th« first drawn numbers on the 21st, 23d and , 25th days drawing, each are entitled to A riUZB OF 5,000 Dollars. The first drawn numbers on the 26th, 30th, 32d, 34th & 36th, arc entitled t(t 10,000 Doll's each, And the first drawn number on the OOth day of drawing, is entitled to 40,000 Doll o.rs, fienides tbe several floating prizes—P resent price of TICKETS, icarranted vndraivn the 14 days overj is g 11—but will advance aft( :r a few days drawing more. H\SK NOTES, of other States, SILVER and COLD COIN—also, DRAFTS on tb e commercial Cities, can be sold or exchanged xi the Lottery Office. 3 Letters enclosing orders for Ticl :ets, pom paid, will he attended to. Companies a nd Clubs sup plied with Tickets soarrunted wu Iraion, on ac commodating terms, on a-nlieatic .n at I. B. KURSj lEEDT’S, •Main Str& it, Richmond. March 27. tf WHEREAS, during the sessic >n of 1814, a law was enacted, authorising Et I ward AV. Trent to erect a Toll Bridge across Jail ies River at this place, which said law I conceit e to be fraugtr • with the greatest oppression, rnj ratitude and ju ju rice tome ; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. That as soon as the said Edw ard \V. Trent* or Ms associates shall have compb ;ted thes»i«l pro posed Bridge, and it shall be re ady to commence the receipt of Toll, I sln.il disec uitiiiuethe collec tion of Toll at my Bridge, and make it free. Should my shattered const i) ;u .ion, before that period arrives, sink under the w eight of exposures and hardships formerly encouf ntered in erecting the Bridge, provision shall be made by will for carrying this my determini tion into effect : and as some atonement ti > myself for the Sacrifice thus made, I s| iall lay off into lots of convenient size, thj two Islands over which my bridge passes, an<l offer them at pub lic auction. The advantages us situation of this property for wharves, wan -houses, fitc must strike every observing aye, u hen the navigation shall be improved as is contei nplated by the Le gislature. The particular a Mention of men of enterprize is invited to this a object, as no situa tion adjacent to Richmond al fords so many ad vantages, more especially for tlie purposes above mentioned. JOHN MAYO. Richmond, .March 27. 3t "for s ale] Ji valuable Rope-Walk Establishment: THE Subscriber offers for sale the ROPE, WALK with its macb inery and buildings lately carried on by John 8.1 Shelton k Co. at Port Mayo (little below Rocketts ) together with the Lot on which it stands, containing about two acres of ground. —ALSO — SEVEN NEQ RO MEN well acquainted with the Rope-Walk business For terms, which will be liberal, apply to P. T. SHELTON, .Icftnt fo JOHN S. SHELTON, & r.n. NOTICE. The Board of Managers of The Richmond Baptist Foreign and Domestic MISSION SOCIETY Have POSTPONED the ANNUAL MEETING of the Society, until the first Saturday m June next, in consequence of the General Meeting of Correspondence being appointed on that day in this City. Signed, JOHN BRYCE, Cores See• Richmond, March 8, 1816. (wlwtA.) 'That beautiful and famous running IJtrrse and sure foal-getter, SIR ALFRED, By the Celebrated Fmpnrr^d, Horn SIR HARRY, Tti/’lLf, again stand nt my arable in Potv ▼ ▼ hatan County, at the Perry on James Hiver about 40 miles above Richmond, and 2 miles from Coocliland Court House—at the reasonable and low terms of t'vejsty noit*ns payable be fore the season expires (on the 1st August) nr Twenty five Dollars at Christmas— By the Le*p or Insurance in proportion—Half a dollar must be sent with each mare for the groom.—-ILt. superior Pedigree and Performances on the tur! I>*ing so universally known, it is needless now to p&rticulariae them. JACOB MICH A TJX. March 13. 2w.V!lwAlM “ FOR SALK, A Lot of Ground, containing four Acres, ON the North S.de of B ACON Bit .INCH, near Jitr. Fanet Factory—I deem in unnecesxury to t give a further discriptitm, as those wishing to purchase, w ill, certainly view the premises. Por further particulars enquire of the Subscriber liv ing on the lot. . JONATHAN QUICKS ALL, March 25.—lawl20A. N. B. I shall offer the above lot at private sale tint ill the 2vth of April next. J. Q. <iy COUNTRY MERCHANTS, CAN NOW GET ASSORTMENTS OF COTTO N FARJY8, $pun at the Richmond Cotton Manufactory ON APPLICATION TO WILLIAM ANDERSON, Principal Agent Feb. 28. FOR 8ALE In the county of Albormarle, about one mile North east of the pleasant town of Milton, A SMALL FARM, containing 161 acres of land, about 30 of winch well net in clover, and 100 satisfactorily timbered Part of this land lies along the North side of the ltivanna. The bindings are new and un commonly good : they consist of 1. a commodi ous substantial and neat dwelling house, with 5 excellent rooms, closets, cellars, kitchen a garret 8te. 2. of two other houses, one of which has three very good rooms. 3. meat-house, dairy bouse for servants Stc. 4. a very large barn, in the Pennsylvania style, with an extensive stable under it.—The aefte is highly picturesqne, com manding a diversified and immense view. The salubricy of the lace, and the goodness of the water, are proverbial in that part of the country. The facility of boat navigation, and the proximi ty of Milton, wnere mails are received twice a week from almos every direction, and where se veral good stores are kept, greatly add to the ad vantages of the i ituation. This little farm would suit a drofcssional gen tleman—a Minister of the Gospel—a Lawyer—a Physician—or an Instructor of Youth.—It might also be made an excellent stand for a tavern, sim ply by mending an old road. The terms will be reasonable.—For said terms apply to Robert S. Garnett, the proprietor of said farm in Essex county—to Martin Dawson at Mil ton in AlUemarle county, or to L. H. Girardin, in R> ~hmond. Mr. Thomas E. Randolph, who lives in the immediate vicinity of the place, will shew the premises to any person desirous of purchasing.— The buildings were originally planned and erect ed by that gentleman for the use of hi9 own fami ly—and are, of course, unusually convenient, so ld and neat. NEW WEEKLY PJiP&R. P R cTpoITa L S BY WHITWORTH AND YANCEY, l OR PUBLISHING In the Town of Petersburg, in addition to their present semi-weekly Intelligen cer, a paper once-a-iveek for the Country, at three dollars per annum. This paper wtill be printed on a large Crown Sheet ; Will contain tosentyfour Columns, from eight to ten of which the Editors promise shall be Original Matlef. Not on Advartu«m<iiiL to appear more than once, unless particularly im portant to the Country interest—in other words, a solid mass of News. It will be issued evety Thursday evening, and sent off to subscribers se curely packed up In the Editorial Department, Fus. Girlish YAMCErand Thomas Whitworth will be occa sionally assisted with L terary Essays and Re marks by Mr. JOHN WOOD, President of the Petersburg Academy. Assistance is promised from oilier gentlemen. Subscriptions will be taken by the d fiVrent Postmasters in Virginia, North and Soulh-Caro lina—price, THREE DOLLARS pei annum, to be paid upon receipt of the first number. Every Postmaster or other person who will ob lain ten Subsetibers, and become responsible for the same, shall be entitled to' receive the paper gratis. The Subscription Lists are expected to be re turned by the FIRST OF MAY; at which time the paper will be commenced. GO* Subscriptions received at this Office. VIRGINIA: At Rules hold• n in the Clerk's Office of the supe rior Court of Chancery, for the Richmond Dis trict, the 6th day of February 1816. John S. Stubbs, junr. ’ Plaintiff. Against. Polly Brown, and Washington Bi-own, heirs at law of 9atly Brown, dec I. and John S. Stubbs, sen. administrator of the said Sally Brown, deed and James Brandcr, to whom the charge of the estate of the said Sally Brown was cat nutted ; .Maxwell Trokes. and Sarah H Tiis wife, la e Sarah H. Goode, adm’rx. and James Scott, jr. adm’or with the will annexed of Rich ard U. Goode, deed ; John Spots wood and Ma ry his wife ; Tarlton Saunders 8c Sally his wife —Mary Goode, Sally Goode. Elizabeth Goode. and Robert Goode, children and heir# at lawoi Francis Goode deed. Sally Scott, only child and heiress of Fatty Scott, deed, which stud Mary Spot,wood, Sally Saunders, Mary Goode, Sally Goode, Klizabeih Goode,Robert Goode, & Sally Scott araheirsat law of Richard U. Goode,deed, who was surviving trustee in the act of the Gen eral Assembly, in the !',siiilifl,a bill mentioned ; 8t Itobt. Graham, sor-f^ ,g ex\>r of James Lyle the eider, deed, who was also a trustee under the said act, and executor of James Lyle, the younger, deed, who was the other trustee tiam ed iii tile said act: and Philip Norborne Nicho las, attorney general of the commonwealth of Virginia; and John H. Ogg Siefendtmte. Tbe defendants -Maxwell Trokes, and Sarah H. Ins wife not havmg entered their appearance and given security according to the act of Assem bly and the rules of tins court, and it appearing by satisfactory ev.dence that they are not inhab itants of ihts country: It is ordered, that the said defendants do appear here on the first day of the next term and answer the bill of tin 'Piamlifi i and that it copy of this order be forth- ! with inseried m some ncwnpajier published in the City ol li chmond, for two months successively and ported at the front door of tiiecapitol in the said City. A Copy—Teste, _ _WM. W. HKNING, C. C. JUST PUB LI SUE n IS FOR SAL C, Ar the Stork or F A. Mayo A. Co. Price 25 rente.—AN Illustration of the Character & Conduct or the Presryteriam Church in Virginia. By John H. Slice. Feb. 24._ _f law.2w.] FOUK OK FIVE BOYS, From 12 to 16 year i of age and of good diofiohtiont uth read and vmde tolerably wrllt -will he taken Apprentices to the Printing Business. Enquire at the Office of the f trginia Argue. - * I - --■ ■■. ■ DOMKST IX!. CONGRESS. * IN SENATE.March £5. Tlie bill to incorporate tlie subscribers to the Lank, ol the United States being under considera tion. Mr. JWumh of N. H. moved to strike out Jtve, the proportion of specie to be paid in at the time ot subscription, and it) lieu thereof U> insert ten , the effect of which motion would be tp make the whole amount of specie paid in at the time of sub script ion 2,8UU,UU0 dollars, instead ot' l,400,00u. 1’he two gre.it objects proposed by the friends of this bill, he said, wore, 1st. to release the coun try from the mass of spurious paper which was raid to be the circulating medium ; 2dlv, to aid the government in its finances. To ejfcCt the first object, die Bank must Commence it* opera uons m specie. To enable it to do this, he pro ceeded to shew, that in his view a larger p. opor t,on ofspece was necessary to the first payment. 1 he U. &. s ock subscribable and payable at tlie same time, to the amount of seven millions, would be no more aid to the Bank in discounting with a view to redeeming iu notes with specie, than would so many bills. Tlie amount of 1,40.000 dollars in spec.e, divided among the different m *e P,:e?umcd "'“nld be immerli ately established, would, he argued, be insuffi. ciont for any operation whatever. Let the bank issue paper suffic ent to produce any effect, and the specie in iu vaults would be instantly with drawn fr.m diem ; t wenty-five days would be suf hc.em lor that purpose. In Balt,more, Philadel ph,a and the D strict of Columbia, be said, the notes of the Bank would be seized on by every individual who lias any occasion for specie &c._ the bank, then, io be safe, would be able to is sue no more paper than to the amount of its spe cie paid in. Would such an issue, lie asked, s.-i ve to relurm the currency, or irve Uie any aiu in its huatices f It might be said, the bank would commence operations slowly and with caution : but Mr M. said, any man acquam ted with the institution of banks knows dial the sum first paid in is nearly ail that the stockhol ders ever pay. The bank would continue in o pcrat.on for ever, l,e said, without taking frern the stockholders any considerable sum m01 e than the first instalment ; for, as far as the bank dis counted, the second instalment would be paid a to die bank with the specie of the first .natal ment &c This was a position so fully support* eu by all experience, that he presumed it would not he denied. For its specie capital, then, the bank must depend principally on the amount first paid in : the bank might sell some stock, &c to obtain specie, bat the direct bringing in ofspe- i cie would not be mnch after the first instalment 1 he sum of 2,800,000 dollars was not a latye in staliuent to be first paid in on a capital of tinny five miliums ana, according to the statements of gentlemen, there would be no difficulty in obtain ing the necessary amount of specie ib make the first payment. He concluded by saying that his motion, .fadopuAi ‘would es^cn udiy *,d. the bunk in commencing its operations, and increase its ef tec. m reforming the rircul ition of die country, as far as this bill can have that effect. Mr. A mg-, of New- York, supported this mo tion. Iteiore he proceeded to make any i-emarks on the motion, he touched upon a question pre liminary in ns character, and which lie regained as ot great importance, inasmuch as it superseded all detail, and if decided affiimauvely, rendered it utterly useless to discuss the details of the bill, j Adverting to the discussion which had taken place in this house on late occasions in regard to public opinion, well defined and understood the w ell-considered judgment of the majority of the nation, no one double i, was em.tled to profound respect l. om tins house. Public opinion, he said, was not sO embodied, not cast into such a sliape, that much confidence could be placed in that argument on the subjectof ihe establishment of a National Hunk. Vet he said, public opinion does exist; and, where it is relative to consiitu lionai questions, to questions of great inunic.pal law. it may be relied on as authority. The Le gisiative power of the nation was placed in two separate branches ; public opinion m favor of tins distribution of it was so general and strong Will HO cuucateu man in tne nation could doubt it It was, therefore, not only a provision of the constitution, but unquestionably the decision of public opinion, that, upon any measure fit to be made a law, the discussion on all its prov sions outfit to be subjected 10 separate examination in the separa e branches of the Legislature, and that the decision of one branch should not operate to preclude a re-examination by the other : ilia each branch of the Legislature should deliberate on any measure winch has passed the other branch, with the s me freedom as if the bill had originated in that house. The subject now un der considerat.on, Mr. King went on tossy, w .g a most important measure, and had passed the o ther branch of th: Legislature. Those very considerations, ratner than forbidding, demanded a peculiar and circumspect examination of the bill in tins branch of the Legislature. It may, for example, hare fortuitously passed die other house : Care ought to be taken that it do not in 1 ke manner fortuitously pass the Senate. The smallness of the majority in the other liouse, the possibility of its varying, &c. instead of being reasons for hurrying over this btll, were reasons why it shou'd i>e examined more freely. If this reasoning were not true, the constitution and public opinion were equally wrong—the Legisla ture should consist of but one b.anch. lie Was not, therefore, permitted to doubt, he said, that the Senate, disregarding the suggestion, that possibly the bill m ght fail on being again brought before the other house by amendments from this Itoti C, would decide according to the obligations ol their stations here, and with an unbiassed re gard to their ktness, on such amendments as should lie proposed ; leaving the responsibility lor the consequences ol a performance of the.r duty, where by the constitution, it ought to rest. These suggestions flowed from an apprehension, on the part of Mr. K ng, that, although the qui t lion wb3 surrounded with difficulties, the Senate would be urged to pass the bill Without amend niem, lest, on its return to the House, if the Se nate did its duty by amending it, the bill would fail. Mr. K then turned h s attention to the bill, which, he said, was imperfect in its provisions m the view which any gentleman might take of it, as could be easily shewn. The particular pro position now before the Senate, tliotigh impor tant, he said, was not as much so as other points in the bill. Hut the gen'leirian from New (lamp ■hii e had conclusively shewn that one and a half millions was the greatest extent to winch, as it now stood, the bank could safely issue on a spe cie system. Illustrating ins view of the subject by a detailed statement of the process, he said, that the first discounts of tlie bank being neces sarily to those most pressed by the state banks, die proceed* of the discounts would immediately find theirway into the vaults of the state banks, &c. Under this view, a million and a half of dul lars would be a sum entirely too small wherewith to enter into competition wub the existing banks. If the issues of the bank exceeded the specie paid in, the first process would be, immediately to transfer the specie from the general bank to the local banks; if the bank confined it* dis counts within that sum, its agency would he very limited indeed, &c. Connected with this subject, Mr K said, was another idea, which perhaps it would be premat'tre now to enlarge on ; winch was, that according to the provjs.onr. of this bill, as he understood, them, the bank need not. may not, will not be a specie bank : the very circum stances already sugge,ted would compel tiie bank to become a paper bank, to issue a paper that will not command spcc.e This, then, should be an additional motive to the Senate to increase the amount of the specie payment, that the bank may be enabled to avoid such a state of it? affair* as would compel it to become a paper bank, &c. W»th these views, Mr. K Imped tl»e Senate would agree to the aiuendmtnt proposed. Mr. Bibb, of Georgia, rose to oppose the a mendment Feeble as he was, he said, nothing less titan the most imperious obligations of pub lic duty could have brought him to the Sen: te — Uut, believing, as lie did, that the adoption of a ny amendment whatew- l0 the bill would cer tainly endanger or defeat its passage, and that upon its fate depended, more than on any other measure to which the attention of Congress could be drawn at this moment, the weifare and prosperity of the country, he felt bound, un mindful of the consequences, to make a great enorttoaid, with Ins vote at least, the progress of the bill. He regretted exceedingly the phy sical incapacity which wouid prevent him from laying before the Senate at large Ins views of the question, which however he proceeded to assign as far as he was able It appeared to lum, lie said, impossible fora statesman, in the habit of contemplating national questions, and consider ing cause and effect, not to look at tlie present condition of the country with apprehensions and alarm, lly a combination of circumstances not necessary to be enumerated, one of the leading objects ot the adoption of the federal constituti on was at this moment lost to the nation. Whe tlter it should be finally lost to Uie nation, or should be recovered, would depend in all human probability on theconduct of the Senate on this occasion. To enable the government to fulfil its engagements to the public creditors, to restore confidence among the c.tizens of the country in regard to pecuuury transactions, to prevent any thmg but gold and silver from being a leg d ten ^ mamtam the obligation of* contracts, were he said, tlte leading objects which produced the* adoption ol the constitution. The regulation of the -general currency of the country, without winch ihe attainment of these great objects is impracticable, is, said Mr. B b,at this moment wrested iroin the hands of the government by petty corporations and swindling individuals throughout tne community. Tins, he said, is the abject condition of our affairs : could any honorable Senator reconcile it to his conscience to leave tua seat at the present sess.on, Without malting an effort, a great effort, to reform the national currency, to regain the power over it winch we have lost f The country was rich in resources, its people in indiv.duai means , and yet both the country and individuals were une qual to meet their engagements honestly and faithfully—and, not only so, but the government was compelled to legalise tlial species of swind ling by which the important necessary power of sovereignty, the regulat,on of the currency of the country was taken from the government It was unnecessary, he said, to recapitulate the cause which had produced this state of things but he did verily believe, tliat, unless the present Congress should take some efficient measure to compel the resumption of payment of spec.e, it was extremely doubtful whether it ever wou d be done. He called the attention of the Senate to the acts of the state governments ; scarcely a session passed, in wii.cn bank charters were not granted by them to the amount of millions—and as ihe influence of these state banks enereased’ so did the difficulty of legislating on this subject’ j Mr. B. then considered the subject in other points of v.ew At the present moment, he said, ihe people in the Eastern states pay the revenue io tne United States in Treasury Notes; but the Secretary of tne Treasury was making « rrrc;l. rnori lo can in mat species of paper. When that object was accomplished, whai would be die Situation of the Eastern states ? Whilst o ther quarters of the country were paying their taxes in paper, those bunks must either pay in paper as valuable a* specie, 0r in specie itself:1 the inevitable consequence must be, that the bauks of that part of the couutiy must follow die example of all the other Banks. All the banks in the country would dien be muted against a re turn to specie payment. So far as lie had heard Mr. B. »aid that die opinion of a large majority of the Senate was, that some course of measures should be adopted for the remedy of the evu 1 the only question was as to the mode Me had heard but two modes proposed ; the one, to de Clare by law that afi«r a certain day the paper of those banks refusing to pay specie al.ouM not be ret ctvable in dues to me government j me o ther, to establish a National Bank. Thefirst plan hesaul, was impracticable; the people cannot pay What they cannot get—besides; that such a me.isure would cause a combination of die hanks too strong for the government to overpower — Mr IJ. said he would go furd.er ; lie believed a large majority of the Senate had declared them selves .n favor of a National Bank, dial tiny i,ad made up their minds diat it was die best po**,ble means of restoring the country to the old state of ihmgs. Now, he asked whether, on a ques tion of mere detail, they ought to risk the loss of aa object so important as tins bill. Mr> B. asserted to the Senate, and fie said he would jus tify the ground diat, although th,a bill might.un be perfect, he should vote again*; every amend* mentof every character ; justified in st, doing by the importance of the passage of the bill. The honorable gentleman from New-York lud strong ly inveighed against such a course. Mr. II in timated diat it was precisely die course the gen tleman himself had taken on the question of the Direct Tax at a former session. It had then been admitted, that amendments proposed would make die bill more perfect; but their rejection was justified on the ground of tlie importance of the bill, and th< probability that an agreement to the amendments might occasion the rejection of the bill on its return to the other house. That was a correct couse, Mr. B said, and that course he should now pursue- He also referred to a prcc - dent of higher authority—the recommcndat.on ol the Convention who framed the constitution, to the People, that although susceptible of a ine.dmem to advantage, die constitution should be accepted as it stood, lest by the collision of opinion on amendments, it should be lost. The constitution had been accordingly so accepted and Consequently an.Mided by adding ton new’ sections. Mr. B was against all amendments to tlie bill. In r«pird *to tb<s particular feature of the bill, it could »bt in^ny view be of sufficient iinportaiice to jus ify-endangering die bill, lie ifeiued the justice of the intimation that this was not to l»e a specie bank. Substantially, he said, it possessed all the feutuies of the old bank of the United Suite*, Uie plan of which gentlemen had so highly approved: with Uic addition of se veral iinpoivant checks not contained in the plan ot uut bank, the nature of which Mr. U. ex plained He vindicated some of the principal fesbtres of this bill, to winch on either hand, objections I tad been made, particularly that which gave tlie appointment of five of the directors tu tlie government—which was due to the interest ot the government in tlie Bank, as well on ac count ot its stovk, as of the necessary attention to the security of its deposits. As to its not be ing a specie bank, if the control of the govern ment was as powerful as he considered it, it would be tlie fault of the government alone if it were not a specie bank. We must suppose 'he ^oYerhmeot and the people themselves co-rupt ed, before you auppos-tltat it will not be a specie bank. With the aid of all tlie Eastern banks, being beside* the depository of the rev enue of trie United States, and thus having all the state banks creditors to it, how could the state banks destroy it ? Congress might additionally provide that, at some distant day, the notes of banks not paying specie, should cease to he received in pay pient ot dues to the government, &c.—at some distant duy, he said, lor lie was not for des roj mg or injuring the state banks, &c. Mr. B. con cluded his speech by expressing his hope tluit the Senate would not agree to any amendment to the bill. CSketch to be continued. J Tuesday, March 26. Several bills received their second reading j & a resolution moved the other day by Mr Dana. to request the President to lay before the Senate a statement ol the progress made n a surrey of tlie Coast of the United States, was agreed to. Tlie Senate then resumed the consideration of the Bank bill. Mr. ~\faaon of N. H withdrew the motion he had yesterday made, with a view hereafter to re new it ; and moved to amend the bill in the part which authorizes the bank to issue notes payable, by add r.g thereto the following proviso : Provided, i'hat all bills or notes so to be issued by said corporation, shall be made payable otx demand, other Ulan bills or notes for the payment of a sum not less than -. dollars each, and payable to the order of some person or persons, which bills or notes it shall be lawful for -:aid cor poration to make payable at any time not exceed* mg--— da>s from uedate thereof This motion gave rise to considerable debate, between those who thought such a resiriction ne cessary, and those of a different opinion It was at leng li agreed to, by yeas and nays, 20 to 14. This decision in favor of one amendment o pened .he door to the proposuion of a great number of amendments wfiicu have been or will be proposed to the bill. The discussion of one or two that were pro posed occupied the Sena>e until the hour of ad journment. HOUSE OF REP fiESEA T. 1TTVES, Mr. Smith's motion made on Monday on the subject of tea duty was not stated with perfect accuracy.—It Was"-to charge Teas imported in fo reign ships from China, the higher duties charg ed m the bill on teas imported “ from other coun tries than China and thus to se ure the China, trade to the American slupp.ng, as had been the case under the former law-Hi* motion ob tained. Mr. Smith did not mean that 20 per cent waa at this time an adequate duty on cotton goods but that it would give an advantage to the American manufacturer of 50 per cent, over the British ma nufacturer in cotton goods. Tucsuar, March 26. After the presentation and reference of sever* petitions : On motion of Mr. Jennings. ltesotvcd, That the comminttee on Public Ex penditures be and they are hereby instructed t» enquire into the state of the accounts connected with the sunermtendancy of Indian aff.irs lor tho territory ot Indiana, and the manner m which the super,nteiidancy has been discharged. On motion of Mr. Brunn. Resolved, That the committee on Military AP. fairs be instructed to enquire into the expedien cy of providing by law for the payment „i such articles of military clothing as ntay be due to sol diers d.schargeil from the army 01 the If. States. On motion of Mr Tucker, Resolved, That a cumnutiee be appointed to enquire into the expediency of providing by law for tumpiking a road from the town of Winches ter, in Va to Cumberland, so as to unite with the Great Western turnpike road. And H committee was appointed accordingly. The bill from the Senate to re int the duties on certain plates, &c imported tor the Bos on and Baltimore Bible Societies, and die bill from ihe Sena e for the relief of John Holkar, were several ly twice read and referred. tiib tariff. The House then again reived itself into a comm.t ee of the whole, Mr. Breckenridie m the chair, ..it lie bill to regulate the tariff of duties on imports. Mr. Lnmdes offered the following amendment to the clause fixing the duty of 25 per rent, on woollens : " excepting blankets, and woollen rugs, shall be levied, collected and paid until the 30di of June 1818 and after that day 20 percent on the said articles." . Mr. LowtuUs observed that he believed the manufacture of woollens and particularly of blan kets, required a decided present encouragement j and after rtce.vmg dial support, Ins amendment would produce the reduction of die duties to that correct standard which only ought to be encouraged and looked to Mr. Ingham favored a duty of 25 per rent, for three years, and a doty of 22 per cent, for one year—but he was willing io take the a.nendme t with simply substituting the year 1819 for 1318 —and moved so to modify it. Mr Halbert hoped Mr. Ingham’s amendment would be accepted by the mover of tins prooosi tion, and offered a lew reasons in support of it. Mr. Lowndes repeated some of the reasons which induced him to prefer h.sown proposition. Air. Huger argued some t.me in opposition to extravagant duties, the consequence of which would be to lax the common ty u, g,s« * mono poly to a few large manufacturers—He was also opposed to legisiatingf r the next Congress— tho* willing to lay an adequate protectio.i during the present Congress, he desired to leave the next to act for themselves, and impose such duties a* \u them should seem prop**, Sec. Mr. Ingham replied, and offered some addition al reasons in favor of the motion as be visited rnodiiy it; Mr. Huger rrjomed.