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others. Those who are over-rulad atill owe t'.-tir
aid.. Tlie minority must not sit down, and say we
will not assist. No; the majority would aay you
a*c to participate in all the benefits as much aa we
are, and you must therefore contribute your aid to the
common stock. The claim of the minority involves
the assertion of the very principle they reject!—
They ask to be allowed to extinguish the power of
the majority, in the proportion and to the amount
of their own stength. This is to ask, iu a contest,
that the adversary party should only strike with a
given force. The allowance of such a claim would
be the principle denounced, of treating political
affairs as an algebraic equation, instead of a moral
calculation, in reference to public good.
(To be concluded in our next.)
Monday, March 6, 1826.
The Vice President communicated a report from
the Secretary of War, transmitting an abstract of
all licences granted by the Superintendents and
Agents of Indian Affairs to trade with the Indiaiis,
for the year ending in September last.
Mr. Smith presented the memorial of sundry
Insurance Offices at Baltimore, praying that pro
vision may be made for paying them the whole a
mount of their claims on Spain, and interest, which
the amount awarded under the Florida treaty was
inadequate to do. Referred.
On motion of Mr. Smith, the Senate proceeded
to consider the bill 44 making appropriations for
the support of government, for the year 1826.”
The following amendments, proposed by the
Committee of Finance, were agreed to, viz: seven
thousand dollars for the contingent expenses of
the Senate, in addition to the sum heretofore ap
propriated;-six thousand dollars, instead of twelve,
lor the discharge of miscellaneous claims against
the United States, not otherwise provided for; and
for compensation to Thomas II. Gillis, Chief Clerk
in the Office of the -Ith Auditor, (for extra services,
rendered between the demise of the late Auditor,
and the appointment of his successor,) 950 dollars;
and one or two slight amendments were added, on
the motion of Mr. Smith.
Mr. Cobb said there was an appropriation made
in this bill which he should wish to strike out; it was
for the salaries of the Commissioner and Aibitrators
under the first article of the treaty of Ghent. He
should be very glad if the Chairman of the Com
mittee on Finance was able to give some informa
tion how it was that the business of this commis
sion was so'much delayed; what is the commission
doing, or how is it proceeding to act on the busi
ness for which it was instituted; or is it at a stand?
What is the cause of this?
Mr. Cobb then inquired of the Chr.iiman of the
f ’ommittee.of Finance, for in format ion in regard to
the next article, for carrying into effect the stxili
and seventh articles of the Treaty of Ghent (for
ascertaining the Northern boundary.) He recol
lected that, four years ago, there was some diffi
culty on this subject, and it was then thought that
the Commissioner, and the other persons employed
i > that business, were slow about it; and he should
like to know if there was any prospect of its ever
Mr. Holmes replied, that this was not the course
usually adopted for going into an inquiry. The
course to be adopted was, to lay a resolution on
the table calling on the President for evidence on
the subject; in what progress the business was in.
There was so much feeling on this subject live
years ago, Ml. H. said, that a bill was brought into
the Senate, and passed both Houses of Congress
diminishing the compensation of the commissioner;
it was apprehended that the delay might, in some
eort, be occasioned by the magnitnde of the salary.
Experience proved, he said, that business does not
go along quite so quick with a heavy salary, as it
does with a light one. That bill experienced great
opposition. It was said the salary was fixed by
treaty, and we had no right to lower it. It was,
however, reduced from a thousand pounds sterling,
to twenty-five hundred dollars a year; audit seem
ed, Mr. II. said, that that was not low enongh to
burry the commissioners, so as to finish their bu
siness. It was probable that the geiittefniin from
*7corgra, iml the rest of the Senate, knew as much
as the Committee of Finance on the subject. A
communication had formerly been received from
the President on (Le subject, in which he told them
that they were making progress, and would pro
bably finish soon; but when that soon was, Mr.
II. said he did not know. This business was be«un
in 1816, and it is now 1826, and we have been
paying the commissioner, &c. all this time. They
bad a long journey to perforin, to be sure, they had
not finished it. These commissions under treaty,
Mr. II. said, had been very successful. Oat oi
the four under the Treaty of Ghent, only one was
finished, in which he himself was concerned; and,
if he were engaged in such a one again, he doubt
ed whether be should finish quite so quick; and
whether lie should not have learned from some
other, the way to procrastinate. That commission
was completed in eighteen months. The second,
under the fifth article, still continues, and there it
stands. Whether this one will end so or not, he
could not say. We never ought again, Mr. II.
said, to establish a commission under treaty, with
out limiting the time; and he doubted very mucli
whether the Florida treaty commission would ever
have been ended to this day, had not the commis
sioners been tied to three years.
The bill was then reported to the Senate, and
the amendments made in Committee of the Whlolt
having been concurred in, it was passed to a third
The Senate then proceeded to the considera
tion of Executive business, and at four o’clock,
Hon. Alfred Cuthbert, a Member from the State
cl'Georgia; appeared, was qualified, and took hie
On motion of Mr. Cocke, of Tenn.it was
Resolved, That the Committee on Military Af
fairs inquire and report the amount received bj
each Officer of the Army since the year 1821, wht
has been brevetted and paid according to his breve
rank, the time for which such pay was allowed
what station or separate post he commanded, foi
which such payment was made,, the name an<
lineal rank of the officer, what amount has beer
paid to any officer for extra services, to whon
w&arciiar. a,
-out Injury to the public servire-and also, o in
quire and report the amount acln'lly received foi
Officell oftl / T*’ ,h* (ieneral F*eW and Stafl
Officers of the Army keeping each year separate,
with the name and rank of each officer, and theiule
Resolved, That the Prerident of the r„j,.d
. tales le requested to communicate to tins House
whether any, and, if any, what measures have
been taken to carry into execution an \rt ,|,
™ >«•*. •• -a ,j z Ar, s s
grounds near the public reservations** j„ the C. v
Of Washington; and other objects, (chan 96 . ‘ *
ot 1„ ..Mion, 17th CW,.,}. L,?,4L X
19 cause to be laid before this House an account of
any sales of public lands, which may have been
made under the provisions of ihe said Act of the
manner in wb*. tie, fund arising from suT, sa «
has heen applied; of the number of lots of public
land st,11 remaining unsold, and subject to .hi mo
visions of said Art; end of any measures „ 1
contempIstK.n tocarry into execution the provisions
«nc“o“ A ’ "
j.ngMf- Pe*rM* ®f island,moved the follow
Rcsolvd, Thst . Committee be appointed to
mqu.re whether „ be expedient to make !my »r„rn<1
Un!ilic8tr,ience an •dditional number of
same C0,,,,,• *nd addi,iona|
L A*' ' 4* '■ . . '
The resolution was ordered to lie on the table, |
On motion of Mr Holcombe, of New Jersey, i
it was '
Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Af- i
fairs be instructed to inquire and report to this 1
House, whether marines may not be, in part, or al
together substituted for able aeatnen, as artillerists
in the Navy, without impairing,the efficiency of the
service; and further, that the Committee present to .
the House estimates of the comparative economy
of such substitution, and the present system.
On motion of Mr. Peter, of Md. it was
Resolved, That the Committee on Hoads and
Canals be instructed to inquire into the expediency
of surveying a public road from Washington City,
by the way of Westminister, in Maryland Caslisle,
in Pennsylvania, to Buffalo, in the State of New
Mr. Williams, N. Carolina offered the following:
Resolved, That the several amendments pro
posed to the Constitution of the United States be
printed in pamphlet form, distinguishing between
the times at which they were offered, and the
members by whom they were severally introduced.
This resolution was rejected -ayes 63, noes 75.
Mr. Ward, of N. Y. offered the following:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United Statt s, in Congress as
sembled, That the President of the Senate and
Speaker of the House of Representatives be au
thorized to close this session by adjournment of
their respective Houses on the-day of May
This resolution had at its first reading, and the
question on its second reading, at this time, was
decided in the negative—ayes 58, noes 71.
Jhe resolve was ordered to lie on the table,
will receive its second reading to-morrow.
The Speaker laid before (he House the following
1. A letter from the Secretary of War transmit
ting an abstract of all Licences granted by the
Superintendents and Agents of Indian Affairs to
trade with the Indians, with the amount of bouds
given and capital employed in the trade, for the
tyear ending September 1st, 182o; which was re
ferred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
2. A letter from the same Department, trans-»
mitting the information called for by the House on
the 2d inst. in relatiou to the condition and repair
of the old Cumberland Road.
3. A letter from the same Department, contain
ing the information called for by the House on the
1st instant, respecting the movements of the expe
dition which lately ascended the Missouri river,
under the command of General Henry Atkinson,
and of the number and strength of the different
Indian tribes inhabiting that part of the Territory
or me uiiitea states.
Mr. Wood, of Ohio, moved for a re-considera
tion of the vote, by which the resolution, offered
by Mr. William*, was rejected; but, the resolution
having been mislaid, before it was recovered, the
hour allotted to the consideration of petitions and
resolutions was passed.
Mr. Cook gave notice that he would to-morrnw
call up the resolution offered a few days since by
him, pro;>osing the reference of all the resolutions,
proposing amendments to the Constitution, to a
Select Committee.
The House then resedved itself into a Commit
tee of the Whole on the state of the Union, Mr.
McEane, of Delaware, in the Chair, when
Mr. Stevenson, of V'a. concluded the speech he
commenced on Thursday last.
tie was succeeded by Mr. Ingersoll, of Connec
ticut, in opposition to both branches of the amend
ment of Mr. MeDutlie, who spoke till 4 o'clock,
On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, of N. York, the
Committee rose, and, having obtained leave to sit
The House adjourned.
Tcesdav, March 7.
Mr. Hendricks, from the Committee on Roads
and Canals, to whom was referred the memorial of
\the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, on
(lie eubjeet ol the location of the CJunjLi-rJaod Jio+d
'■through that Stale, made a report.
[The memorial set forth, that a direct line from
Columbus to Indianapolis passes within one mile
of Centrevjjje, and that a straight line from Indiana
polis to Vandalia passes within live miles of Terre
Haute: that the ground for the location through
those villages is favorable for a road, and the pros
perity of those towns, and the interests of the
counties whose seats of justice they are, will be
much affected by the final determination of the
commissioner, in the location; and the memorialists
request that Centreville and Terre Haute may be
made points on the road. The Committee were in
favor of the prayer of the memorial; but, believing
that the object of tire memorial would be attained
under the direction of the Secretary of War, the
committee did not report a bill, but asked leave to
be discharged from the further consideration of the
subject, and they were discharged accordingly.] *
The resolutions submitted by Mr. Smith, on the
2d instant, and by Mr. Hendricks yesterday, were
severally considered and concurred in.
The bill making appropriation for the support of
Government, for the year 1826, was read the third
time as amended, passed, and returned to the other
House for concurrence in the amendments.
On motion of Mr. Ellis, the preceding orders of
the day were postponed for the purpose of taking
up the bill to authorize the President of the United
States to hold a treaty with the Choctaw and
Chickasaw tribes of Indians, and making appro
priations therefor; and the bill having been amend
ed, it was ordered to be engrossed for a third read
Ou motion of Mr. Edwards, the Senate proceed
ed to the consideration of Executive business; and
after some time spent therein,
The following gentlemen were announced as
composing the committee upon the petition of the
1 officers of the Army in the late War with Great
Britain, viz: Mr. Cook, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Bai
ley, Mr. Garnsey, Mr. Swan, Mr. Metcalfe, and
Mr. C'uthbert.
I The resolution offered yesterday, by Mr. Eve
i rett, calling on the President for information re
specting the fillin'* up anri adopted.
Air. Kellogg, of N. York, offered the following
Resolved, That the choice of President and
vice President ought, in no instance, to devolve on
the House of Representatives, snd that the Con
stitution should be so amended as to prevent a
recurrence of the kind hereafter.
Resolved, That all persons in each State, enti
tled to vote for the most numerous bianrh of the
Legislature thereof, ought to vote direct for Pre.i
dent and Vice President of the U. 8. and that the
Constitution ought to be so amended, that each
person shall have the right to vote for two candi
dates; one of which votes shall be given for a per
son who is not an Inhabitant of the State in which
said vote is given; and that the person having the
greatest number of. votes shall be President, and
the person having the next greatest number of votes
to ie Vice President: Provided said votes are a
majority of sll the votes so given.
The resolutions were referred to a Committee of
the Whole.
The resolution offered some days ago by Mr,
Pearce of Rhode Island, was adopted.
Mi. I>awrence, of Pennsylvania* offered the
Resolved, Thst three thousand additional copies
of the report of the Committee on Piiblic Lands,
relative to the appropriation of a part of the nett
proceeds of the sale of public lands, for establish
ing a Public School Fund, be printed for the use
of the members.
The resolution was adopted—Ayes 89, Noe* 35.
Mr. Bassett, of Virginia* offered a motion that
the interior door leading to the Gallery be kept
open during the sittings of the Mouse. After some i
conversation and explanation, the order was adopt
ed— aye* 79, nne* 64.
Mr Wood, pf N»w Ydrk. offered the following:/
Resolved, That a rule be added to the standing
ules and ordeis of this House, that .every resolu- 1
ion authotising the pa\ment of money for set vices
tot previously required by law shall lie one pay
>n the table before it shall be considered.
This resolution lies one day.
The joint resolution offered yesterday by Mr.
Ward, of New York, fixing the time of the ad
journment of Congress, was read a second time.
Mr. Dwight moved to commit the resolution to
a select committee, with instructions to fill up the
alank with the last Monday of April next.
Mr. Sawyer moved to lay the re-olution on
the table. The motion prevailed— ayes 84, noe»72.
Mr. Ingham, of Pennsylvania, observed, that
he had some time since offered a resolution calling
on the Secretary of the Navy for a report of the
proceedings of the Court Martial in the cases of
Commodore Stewart, and Lieutenants Sands and
Hunter. The answer to this call had been received
at a time when lie was not in his seat; he now
moved that the report and documents be printed
for the use of the members.
Mr. Claiborne, of Va. expressed a desire to hear
the reasons which induced the gentleman from
Pennsylvania to make this motion.
Mr. Ingham replied, that he had a general rea
son, which was to be found in the fact, that, this
being the trial of a very distinguished officer, great
interest was felt in it in various parts of the coun
try, and there were some, perhaps, who supposed
that the acquittal of the accused was not such as
was calculated 10 sustain an officer in the public
confidence and fully to protect bis honor. Part,
too, of the correspondence was important, as re
gards the relation of this country with the South
ern Republics. The officer in question was not
only a naval commander, but a sort of diplomatic
agent, and this gave to his correspondence peculiar
interest. Mr. I. said he had offered, at the last
session, a resolution, calling for this correspon
dence— but the papers had not been furnished by
the Department; and the reason assigned was, that
a trial was ilien pending, which might be affected
by the publication of these letters. That objection
was now removed— the trial was over, the accus
ed was acquitted with honor, and it was his own
wish that the whole proceedings in his case should
be made as public as possible.
After some discussion,
Mr. Condict moved to lay the whole subject on
the table; and
The motion was agreed to.
So the documents, and the motion to commit
them, were ordered to lie on the tabic.
The amendments of the Senate to the bill “ ma
king appropriations for the support of Government,
for the year 1826,” were referred to a committee
of ihe whole.
The Speaker laid before the House a message
from the President of the Uni'ed States, on the
subject of interest paid by the State of Maryland
on moneys borrowed and expended in public ser
vice, during the late war, as brought to the notice
of the President by a resolution of the Legislature
of that Stale, &c.
The message was read, and, on motion of Mr.
Little, referred to the Committee of Claims.
On motion of Air. AIcDuflie, the House then
resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on
the state of the Union, to consider the resolutions
offered by him for amending the Constitution.
Mr. Cambreleng, of New York, addressed the
Committee on the genetal subject before it, and es
pecially in reply to certain remarks by Air. Storrs.
He was briefly answered by Mr. Storrs, when
the floor was taken by Air. Drayron,of South Ca.
rolitia, in favor of the lirst resolution. Air. D
continued to speak till near 4 o’clock,) when. In
having concluded the first division of his argument,
the Committee rose, and
The House adjourned. (*Va<. lutel.
Congress Proceedings of Wednesday.
In the Senate—The bill making approprialioi
for certain fortifications, was takcu up and afte:
considerable debate on the motion to strike out tin
appropriation of ${17,000 for the purchase of ian<
f *1 'i'hrofr’» Point, with n view tu the erection o
certain fortifications, which was rejected, the bill
was ordered to a third reading.
A motion was made by Air. Edwards, to resume
the consideration of Executive business, but tin
motion was negatived— ayes 85—noes 18. While
the motion was pending, a little discussion a
rose.j in which Messrs. King, Van Buren, am
Berrien opposed it, and Alessrs. Edwards, Lloyd,
and Noble supported it.
In the House of Representatives—Mr. Wurt2
of Pennsylvania, front the Committee appointed or
the memoiials of Doctors Nancrede, Smith ani
others, upon the subject of Vaccination, reported ;
bill to encourage Vacclnationt by the appointmenl
of a superintendent of vaccine, (under the directior
afthe President of the United States) to reside ir
New York, Philadelphia, or Baltimore, and to re
ceive an annual salary of one thousand dollars_
The bill was twice read and committed.
The following joint resolution, proposed by Mr,
Herrick of Maine, had its first reading—
Resolved, By the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America ir
I Congress assembled, two-tiiirds of both House
| concurring, That the following amendment to th«
| Constitution of the United States be proposed ti
the several States, and, when ratified by three
fourths thereof, shall be a part of said Constitu
tion —
'* The Congress, if two-thirds of both House:
shall deem it necessary, shall in the year one thotts
and eight hundred and thirty, and in every tent)
year thereafter, and no oftener, propose amend
memo mo v>uii»iiiuiiuu 111 me manner prirscriDCc
in the fifth article of the the original Constitution.’
The resolution yesterday submitted by Mr
Wood of New York, proposing to amend the rule
of the House respecting resolutions authorizing thi
payment of money not previously required by law
was called up, and the-House • efused to consider it
On motion of Mr. McLnne, of Delaware, tin
House resolved itself into a Committee of thi
Whole, Mr. Tomlinson, of Connecticut, in thi
i chair, to take into consideration the amendment!
! of the Senate to the Bill making appropriation:
for the support of the Government of the Unitec
States, during the year 1826. After assenting t<
some of these amendments, .jjpd,(' finU
mittee rose and made a report, which was con
curred in by the House.
A message was received from the President o|
the United States,transmitting a report from the
Secretary of State, with the proceedings of the
Court and Marshal of the United States, for the
District of Alabama, and other document--in rela
tion to cargoes, of certain slave ships, the Consti
tution, Louisa and Marino; being the information
requeued by a ie«oiution of the House, passedKeb.
I , 1826. The President likewise transmitted a
report from the Secretary of Slate, containing in
formation relative in the Kmperor of Russia’s a
ward in the case of slaves and other private pro
perty carried away by the British forces in viola
tion of flie Treaty of (*hent.
The House then went into Committee of the
Whole on the state of the Union, and resumed
the consideration of Mr. McDuffie’s resoluiions
proposing certain amendments to the Constitution
of the United ^States. Mr. Drayton, of South
^aroiina, took the floor a few minutes after two
o’clock, and dief not conclude his speech till five
during much of which time there was not a quorum
in the House. 1
On motion of Mr. Kveret, of Massachusetts th*
committee ro-e and having obtained leave to sit
afcam, the House adjourned. [Jlttx. Phetlix.
T*iJv.7w.'.Y I ""/Of'nr, r, M„rrk 7 ,
democratic convention
1 lie delegates appointed by the democratic citi
MO* of the different countie*, assembled at the
Court House, in the borough of Harrisburg, on
Saturday the 4th day of March, 1S20, for the pur
pose of nominating a suitable person lobe support
e.l by the democratic party of Perm- v .nia, for
of *'’rerno' «* •"soing g- neral elec
tion, 12/gentlemen were in attendarc*
The convention was organised by the election
>f Dr. 'William Darlington, of Chester county,
On motion of Gen. Ogle, the convention pro
ceeded to vote lor a suitable candidate to be sup
ported for the office of governor; which resulted
iu the unanimous selection of J. Andrew.Shulze.
The following resolutions were offered by Mr.
Randall, and adopted unanimously.
Resolved, That this convention having full
confidence in the virtue, taienis and democratic
principles of J. Andrew Shulze, and approving of
his|pa»t administration as governor of this com
monwealth, do, in accordance with the knowu
sentiments of their constituents, nominate aud re
commend him to the democratic citizens of Penn
sylvania, to be supported for the office of governor
at the ensuing general election.
Resolved, That the members of this convention
do pledge themselves to support aud use their best
exertions to secure the election of J. Andrew
Shulze, to the office of governor at the ensuing
general election.
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to
dralt aud report an address to the democratic citi
zens of the commonwealth, on the subject of the
next general election.
Whereupon, the following named gentleineu
were appointed a committee lor that purpose, viz.
Josiah Randall, Esq. Gen. Alexander Ogle: James
A. Mahany, Esq. Henry King, Esq. Jacob Krebs,
Esq. Joseph Rimer, Esq. Dr. Daniel Sheafier,
John Ryou, Esq. aud Sauiuei Power, Esq.
The convention then adjourned, to meet at half
past 3 o’ciock, P. M.
The convention met agreeably to adjournment.
Mr. Randall, from the committee appointed lor
that purpose, reported the address, which having
been read, was oil motion of Mr. Coxe, adopted,
Air. Bull ol Bradford county, offered the follow
ing :
Resolved, That our confidence in the patriotism,
talents and inflexible integrity ol Gen. Andrew
Jackson, is unimpaired; and that his conduct during
the pendency of, and after, the late election of
president of the United States is deserving the un
qualified approbation of the American people.
Mr. Horn moved to refer the lesolution to a
committee; which motion having been seconded,
was on the call of the yeas and nays—Yeas lu,
Aiays 100.
Mr. Dale moved to postpone the resolution of
fered by Air. Bull, for the purpose of introducing
tlie following :
IV tureas, the members of this convention have
assembled for the express and sole purpose ol
llOlllinatini’ a raiiHidatn In I.- ,1... .In
ntocratic party at the ensuing election, lor gover
nor ot Pennsylvania, and adopting such measures
as were deemed necessary and proper to secure the
election of the candidate who should be so nomina
And whereas, an interference at this time, in
the concerns ot the general government by nomi
nating a candidate for the office of president ol
the United States, at an election which will not
take place for near three years hencp, would be as
improper as it is unauthorised by the people.—
Resolved, That the resolution now before th*
convention be indefinitely postponed.
Air. Hitncr ot Washington county moved that
the resolution offered by the gentleman front Brad
ford, together with that offered by the gentleman
from Lancaster, be indefinitely postponed; whicl
motion having been seconded, the yeas and nay,
were called, Y eas 45, Nays 74.
Air. Dale withdrew his motion to postpone
The question then recurring qn the original reso
lution offeied by the gentleman from Bradforc
county, the yeas and nays were called and are a:
follow : several of the members of the convenlioi
declining to vote, Yeas 99, Nays 7.
Resolved, That the following named persons bi
committees of correspondence for their respectivi
City of Philadelphia—Josiali Randall, Wm
' Duane, Henry Horn, John Binns, Geo. Al. Dallas
* Dhaa. S. Coxe, Alexander Cook, Benjamin S
iioiisaJJ, 1*41 er ClirintiAii, itc. &tc.
NonroLK, March 6— Lieut Wm.T. Bourne, o
the Alarine Corps, attached to Major Anderson’
command, at the Go-port Navy Yard, was killer
by a pistol shot, on Saturday morning last, nea
the foot bridge between the Marine Barracks am
the Hospital. From the evidence given at the In
quest held over the body and from other sources, w
are enabled to state the following particulars re-pec
ting this shocking occurrence:—Between the de
censed and Lieut. Smith, of the same corps, a feui
had for sometime existed, originating in some bick
erings on some points of duty, which would hav
resulted in a duel in the early stage of it but fo
the prompt interference of their commanding offi
cer. Their animosity however appears to havtTbec,
so dee]> rooted that neither this check nor the re
monstrnccs of their friends could incline them to
reconcilalion. Orders were therefore given to tin
guard- to report to the officer in command ever
suspicions movement of these misguided young men
Irom which the intention of a rencontre might be re
ferred. Accordingly on Saturday morning last
shortly after day break, ,the Sergeant £of the guar
reported toCapt. Linton, the officer an duty, tin
Lieuts.Smitli and Bourne were seen a few minute
before to leave the Barracks together, upon whic
Capt. L. ordered him to take a file of men, and g
i in quest of them, across the foot bridge, and at th
same time despatched scouts in other direction
I with his orders for the shspniou in roin.n :_
diately to their quarters. The party sent in th
direction of the foot bridge, proceeded as far a
the hospital, distant about a quarter of a mile, with
out seeing the objects of their search, and were 01
' their return when they wore startled by the repor
: of two pistols, as near together as possible, withii
> forty paces of them. They rushed to the spot am
■ beheld Lieut. Bourne lying on his back, and th
! blood flowing from a wound in his side, and nea
' him stood Lieut. Smith, with a pistol in his hand
! a similar one lying by Lieut. Bourne. On th
• appearance of the Sergeant and his men, Lieut
1 j Smith
1 to the
1, Barracks. He then turned away and proe««-»<v| j,
ii.i —..---j r.miscff, while th
men slowly followed bearing Lieut. Bourne, win
, still survived, though unable to speak. As’ diet
entered the Barracks, they met Smith coming out
who enquired where Lieut. Bourne was shot* am
learning that the ball had entered about two inche
below the right breast, he hurried away. We un
derstand he came directly to Norfolf, and is re
ported to have taken passage in one of the 2Vew
York packets, which sailed Saturday afternoon
but we have conversed with a gentleman, who as'
sured us that he crossed over to Hampton, when
l.e hired a horse and gig, and proceeded on to York
Bourne survived only an hour after he wa>
! carried to the Barracks. On account of the absence
of the Coroner the Inquest was not convened until
yesterday. Their verdict was that the dec ea sec
came to his death by a pistol shot fired bv Con
sttnline Smith.
It is the general belief that they fought withou
seconds; but the Serjeant in his testimony before
the Inquest, stated that he saw two men as he came
up, hurrying'away through the bushes, and soon alter
heard the rattling of Carriage wheels, which render*
i '! Probable that they were duly provided in this par
ticular. We understand that Lieut. Bourne was the
We are not personally acquainted with either of
the parties, but are informed that they were both
very de-erving officer,. [Herald.
.March 7. - Our account of the sanguinary ren
contre between Lieut. Smith and Lieut. Bourne
though correct in point of fact, was deficient in one
particular, deemed of some importance, iheir in
tention >o fight waa suspected the day before the
meeting took place, and in consequence of that
I suspicion, Capt. Linton obtained from each, the
pledge of his word of honour that he would not
leave the quarters while the other was absent; and
then gave the order to the guard as stated in our
account. But for this *ol*mn pledge both of them,
we are assured, would have beeit put under arrest.
How they could reconcile it to themselves to for
feit a pledge so dear to a soldier, is what we can
not conceive, unless they evaded it by arguing,
that going out together waa not the same as the
one's going out while the other was absent! What
renders this breach of confidence and duty the less
excusable in the unfortunate Bourne, he was at the
time acting as offiicer of the day.— We understand
that Smith has confessed that they fought at ft to pa
ces distance!—Bourne’s ball passed through the
lapells of Smith’s coat which projected out consi
derably beyond the breast. [76.
Washington, March S_We learn that a
Member of the Senate yesterday morning received
a letter (of Match 4) from Mr. Tazewell, which
states that he is so far recovered that he expects to
return to his seat in the Senate by the first trip that
the Steam Boat Potomac shall make. This infor
mation will serve to relieve the apprehensions
which have been entertained, that the state of his
health would preveut his return to his seat for the
present, if it did not oblige him to resign it.
[JVaf. Itit.
Maryland.—The bill maktng appropriation
for the purposes of Internal Improvement withis
this State, after passing the House of Delegates by
a majority of one vote, passed the Senate, on
Monday, by eight votes to five, and is now a law.
We have not yet seen a copy of it, but we learn
that it authorizes the borrowing of the sums of
money which it appropriates. The bill to es'ab
lish a Board of Internal Improvement in this State
has also become a law. The following gentlemen
compose the Board, the Governor of the State be
ing President ex officio : Thomas Buchanan, Rich
ard Potts, Robert W. Bowie, Isaac M’Kim, Win.
Howaid, Ezekiel P. Chambers, Robert H. GoMh
borough, and Littleton Dennis. We hail this mea
sure as the dawn of a new acre for Maryland, at
the opening of which the cities, towns and villages
on the Chesapeake, Potomac, and their tributary
streams, may rejoice and be glad.
The Legislature is expected to adjourn someday
in the present week. [76.
The Philadelphia Gazette of Saturday, says—
On Tuesday morning last Messrs. S. & M. Allen
of this city, remitted to their correspondents in the
south, funds to the amount of 2314 dollars in
Bank notes, 5000 dollars in Post notes, and 1268
lolbrs in drafts: bu< the “ Great Southern Mail of
that morning was robbed," and the aforemention
ed notes and drafts taken from the same.
Thin mnrn I tier Mpvuru SJ Rr \f Allan lisva in —
formation that one of the robbers has been faken
in New York, having 500 dollars cf the money
in possession.
There is a mystery about this robbery which we
are not able to explain. letters received here
yesterday from Baltimore state that the mail of the
above day arrived safe at that city. Where then
was the robbery committed? If south of Baltimore
it is not probable that the robbers could have been
in Philadelphia with their plunder on Wednesday
morning. The mail from the south to day will
probably furnish us with the particulars. One fact
is certain that a person was apprehended in this
city on Friday morning with about 500 dollars ol
the stolen money, and is now in prison. He wai
armed with a pistol and knife.
[J\' Y. D. Adv. March Q.
Dismal Swamp Canal Lottery—First Class.
rilllK suhaerihers having hum reaiiestrd to supeiintend th<
1- drawing of the First Class of the Dismal Swamp Cana
Lottery, do hereby certify, that the following were the num
ber* which were this day drawn from the thirty-six placed inti
the wheel, viz:
36. 9. 15. 27. 28.
I Andth.it the said number* were drawn in the Older in whirl
I they stand above; that is to say : No. 36 was the tint (bat wa
drawn; No. 9 was the second ; No. 16 was the third ; No. 2“
was the Fourth; and No.23 wa, the fifth and last.
Witness our hands, at Nutfolk, this 1st of March, 1826.
From the preceding certificate, it will he seen what nqinhei
were drawn ftom the wheel for determining the prize* in th
Dimal Swamp Canal Lottery, First Class, with the order i
I whirh they were drawn ; and the managers have the honor t
, announce to the public the following as the result:
Tk* Tickets which drew the six highest prises, are the fol
lowing :
That having on it 15, 27, 28, in the order here specifies!, i
, . . entitled to 820,00
f That having on it 15, 28, 27, in Ibis order, rntitledto 15,00
, That having on it 27, 15,28, in this order, entitled to 10,00
That having on it 27. 28, 15. in this ojder, untitled to 5,27
I That having on it 28, 15, 27, in this order, entitled to 5,00
That haying on it 28, 27, 15. in this order, entitled to 5,00
| The eighteen tickets which drew piizrsof 81.000, are thus
having on them the 1st, 2d anil 3d, oi the 1st, 2d and -lih, or th
■ 1st, 2d arid 5th, in some oue of their several orders of tnuibina
I lion and periuutst;(iD, viz :
36, 9, 15, 9, 27, 36,”
36, 15, 9, 27, 36, 9,
9, 30, 15, 27, 9, 36,
) 0, 15, 36, . 36, 9, 28,
15, 30, 9, | 36, 28, 9, prizes of 81,00
15, 9, 36, 9, 36, 28, ’
B 36, 9, 27 , 9, 28, 30,
r 36, 27, 9, 1 28, 30, 9,
9, 30, 27, | 28, 9, 36,.
All others, being 30, with same other three of the draw
1 numbers on tlieoi, are each entitled to a prize of 600 dollars.
The 180 tickets which have on them 36 an I 27, bein'tb
Island dth, in cither order, are earh entitled to50 dollar,f
The 372 tickets v*hich have on them 36auJ28, heing tiie li
• and 6th, or J and 15, being (he 2d and 3d, its either order, ar
,f each entitled tn25 dollars.
Allothers,bring 1502, having on them any other two of (hi
• drawn numbers, are each entitled to a prize of 12 dollar*.
- All otheij, heing 13,960, having on them any one of th
drawn uumberr, are each entitled to a prize of 6 tfollar*
J. D. YATES. > ,,
J A. M’lNTYHE, < Managers.
t Norfolk, March 1, 1826,
; ©trfitufa State Hotter#
> 30 Wo* LoUery hy combination and permutation—5 Dallo
to be drawn.
’ J- B- YATES If A. M'INTYRE, Managers
i 1 prize of #10,000 is 10,000 Dollars
1 prize of 6,000 is 6,000 Dollars
i 1 prize of 4,000 is 4,000 Dollars
1 1 prize of 2,500 is 2,500 Dollars
- 1 prize of 1,500 is 1,500 Dollars
r 1 prize of 1,176 is 1,176 Dollars
, 6 Prizes of 1,000 is 6,000 Dollars
; 12 prizes of 500 is 6,000 Dollars
. 36 prizes of 100 is 3,600 Dollars
i 186 prizes of 20 is 3,720 Dollars
» 1671 Prizes of 6 is 10,044 Dollars
^ 13,950 prizes of ° **»e*»0 i>uiiars
: Ss wd„u,»
i ,icke,f ■* 92 25 96,390 Dollars.
, be .wSSSUZTin.'hi’ L.n,,f,y’ 30 sombert wil
five of lhr£ . J ,U * W,,,rl n" ,h® «'»r r'( "«e drawing,
I., 2d andSd 1 ’ r*,vn uutJ •",l 'ha' 'i/ket having on it th
h».,7r 1? I. .u " ""'"ber* m the order in which drawn,wil
&Hs"X<h‘hhX"O,,V00 LJ"",r'} and tho*e fivr^orhr
In.io. wl;,<h,h»ll h.v. onthem the .a.nc numhe ,, ,|ir fot
!t’P"f.,»el7Xh: bC *° 'he ptize* atBied to then
The f»t, 3d and 2d, In ®G,000
j. 2<l# 4,0f»)
Tbe 2d, td and l*t# to 2,400
1 he 3d, lot «ud JH, to i,MP)
. Fne ad, 2d and l«f,to 1,170
d.a.n , 7 "* "CtT "hieh ,hs" h«ve on them three r,f the
dtawn numher., and Iho..- three the 3d, Ith and 5th, in .r.„„
Th.,r.57,lr*' ?rle7'w:1 b* *»“"*«» <»» pr«e of I,OCX. doll,
d,aw. h r iS ,’ Wb'f.h ,l"'" h»»e on them three of ,h,
IT." i *Tfc 7*,,"d ,hn’e ,J,rr' ,hr *». «h. or the 2,|
.rthWto^i,tyttul,ndt,,’nM r*ch
fh.^r,7i,h"YJhr** "/ ,h* A'*'"' numher, onthem
T ?*« .Te'fc ft bV,!'i!w to " p"*« nf 100 dollar,.
,, "cket, which .kail have two of the drawn numher.
on them, and,h.„e two,he 4,hand 6th, in any order, will he
entitled to a prize of20 dollar,. 7 ' 1,1 "*
on^he7her,ir'*'n^ 'i67** "i,h *nJ two of 'h« drawn numher,
on them, will each he entitled to a prize of 6 dollar-.
And all thoae 13050 ticket-, having hut one of the drawn
number* ,>n them, will earhire entitledtoa price of, dollar..
No tick#, which -hall have drawn a prize of a toptrior deoo
m.nation,can he entitled to an inferior prize.
Pure, payable forty day, aflei the drawing, and .uhiert to
tbe tiiuft) tl^diirfiou of ftftppn per cent.
Ticket* arol Share, may he ha<l at (he
Under the EagU Hotel, Richmond 7
Whole Ticket* $2 2.5
Hiivm I |2
Quarter* 0
J- H. VATE8, I „
A. MTNTYBE, J Mnnr.r,..
liirbmomle March If. 9 102—ttif
rjlHHEK to four thon.and hr,.he|, corn wanted immediately
» for .hrppmr, which would he take, Iron, any of the Far
iner.helow, on J line* Fiver, apply fo JOSHUA, f. FRY
MarthIJ. pu* *
Adjournment of the Legislature.
Thursday, March 9.—On Wednesday the
following resolution was adopted on motion of
Gen. Blackburn:
Resolved, unanimously, That the thanks of this
House be given to Linn Bunks, Esq. for the
ability and impartiality with which he has perform
ed the arduous duties of the chair, during the pre
sent session.
A communication was received from the
Senate, that they had passed the bill appropriat
ing the public revenue—that they recede from
the second amendment to the bill relating to the
tariff of tolls on the James river canal. They also
recede from their second amendment to the bill
concerning the Penitentiary institution; but adhere
to the last amendment—and that they had rejected
the bill concerning lotteries authorised by this Com
monwealth. The House agreed to the passage
of the Penitentiary bill as it came Irom the Se
On Mr. Dromgoole's motion, it was resolved,
that when the House adjourn, it would adjourn
until the 31st March.
After a recess until 1 o’clock, a communica
tion was received from the Senate that they had '
passed with amendments, the bill concerning Di
Mr. Briggs moved the indefinite postponement
of the bill. On the suggestion of Mr. Rage, of
Glouceater, in which Mr. Blackburn concurred,
the motion was varied so as to lay the bill on the
table for a short time. Mr. Kimbrough opposed
the motion—Mr, IVatts renewed the motion to
postpone. This motion was advocated by Mr.
Blackburn—and the bill was accordingly post
Mr. Ruffner moved that the Senate be inform
ed that the House of Delegates, having finished
all the business before it, was ready to adjourn un
til the 31st March. And Air. R, was sent with
the message.
Aftet the signing of sundry enrolled bills by tho
Speaker, a communication wan received from tb«
Senate by Air. C. Johnson, that that body had fin -
ished the business before them, and were prepared
to adjourn until the first Monday in December nex».
On Mr. Drontgoale’a motion the House then ad
Air. Speaker Banhs rose and delivered an ap
propriate and affectionate address to the House;
in which he offered th-m his thanks for the flattering
testimonials he had received of their kindness and
Passed during the Session of the Legislature
of Virginia* in 1823—’(i.—(Concluded.)
79. An act divorcing John A. Foulkes from his
wife Mary.
80. An act changing the times of holding the
fall superior courts in the third circuit. In the
county of Stafford, on the third Tuesday after the
fourth Monday in April, and on the Tuesday after
i the first Alonday in September; for the county of
| Fairfax, on the fourth Alonday in May and the
second Alonday in September; for the county of
Prince IVilliam, on the third Monday after the
fourth Alonday in April, and on the third Monday
in September; for the county of King George, on
• the third Alonday in Aprd, and second Monday in
■ October; for the county of IVestmorelund, on tha.
, Thursdays after the second Alondays in April and
October; for the county of Richmond, on the
second Monday in April, and on the Tuesday after
> ,he thlrd Monday in October; for the county of !
) Northumberland, on the first Alonday in April
) a,,d £ourth Monday in October; and for the coun
3 ty of Lancaster, on the Thursday after the first
) Monday in April, and on the Thursday after the
fourth Alonday in October in each year,
s 81. An act incorporating the trustees of Rock
- ngham academy.
82. An act concerning contempts of court. In
any case of contempt, it shall be lawful for tbu
judge or justice of any court, to sign and seal any
5 bill or exceptions tendered to the court, (setting
forth the truth,) which shall become a part of the
record. Error apparent on the record in any court
other than the Court of Appeals, may be corrected
1 b* wrlt error; and the writ shall lie to this
e county a'»d corporation courts from the superior
courts of Jaw; to the superior court* of law from
t the General Court; to the general court and supe
e rlor court8 of chancery from the Court of Appeals,
, or any judge of the said courts respectively in
vacation; except that a writ from the Caurt of
e APPeal* to the General Court shall not extend to
any judgment affirming or reversing a judgment
of n superior court of law. The power of pardon
ing and remitting the punishment, whether corpo
ral or pecuniary, either wholly or in part, is giv
en to the Executive. The provisions of the act not
i '? exte"d 10 pioceedings by attachment to compel
the performance of any decree or judgment, or to
enforce obedience thereto.
• of' act concerning the Auditor’s office.
.' r a»‘ Provid'nB {or the improvement of a
• road from Sutersville, on the Ohio river, in Tyler
county, to the state road near Salem, in the county
uumorismg tl.c Sliepherdstown and
Bmithneld turnpike company to increase their capl
in stock, and authorising the Board of Public
Works to subscribe to the stock of that company
8b. An act authorising Thomas Jefferson to diJt
pose of his property by lottery. Every part of the
property which he desires to sell, is to be previ
ously valued on oath, by three commissioners, and
no greater nett sum is to be raised than the value
Uius ascertained.
of Manchester *^tJ,ori,in® ,b« trustees of .be town
to the said town. "'PrOVe thC COmmon be>Onging
hnff? *Ct •u',hori8in5 Lewis Eisenmenger to
. “ WiWSK* ,hi8 CoLoa
XL?32Z£2£ M
and authorising the Board of Public WmksTo
subscribe for a part of the stock of n.., * to
, J2,0An act "uprising the courts of cerJaTfS
l,es, to provide a niorlo of oncnins .„,i
p.-,, b, ,h.,hp sj^asirtiL— »">
An *Ct refund,n& money to William Broad
'°nr"',i"g 'b* h«irs of Thom,, Cir
O' An act authorising the trustees of the Pitt
sylvanta academy, to raise a sum of money br way
of lottery, to the amoim# . .. ”

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