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Iiognoss in tho Uxccutivs, that Congress should undertake
thu negotiation of this matter, and a w ish h-om the same
source, that it should he left exclusively to their able man
agement. We cannot Ibrgct, that after this culpable de
sertion of the interests of a large portion of this nation; and
this rudo and unfriendly deportment towards a power in
ainity with us, had caused the commerce of tho United
Slates to be wholly excluded from thu British West Indies
by an order iu Council of the ^7th of July. 1820, Mr.
Adams and this now anxious guurdxui of the nation's
honor, like children who had quarrelled with their bread
and tea, deputed Mr. Gallatin to petition for that which
they had before petulantly rejected; and thus, by their
silly caprices, exposed the government to humiliation by
an insolent retort from tho British Minister. Such has
been the wisdom, such the lofty diplomacy ot Mr. Sena,
tor Clay: aud such, too, the exposure furnished by the re
cords of the government, of tho misstatements and false
glosses by which, in concealing his own misconduct, and
iu perverting the history of the times, he hopes again to
accomplish his restoration to power. Wo are now told
that a disclaimer of all this folly and iniquity for the
present administration, and its friends, is a stain upon
the nation's honor. And it is impudently contended
that thu agents of tho government abroad, inconsistent
as it may be with truth; however irreconcilable with
tho part they may notoriously have taken; however in
opposition it may bo with tho existing opinions and
wishes of the nation; ami even at tho hazard of lorfcitiug
essential national advantages, are bound to maintain,
that whatsoever their predecessors may have said or
done, accords most perfectly ^ith every rule of right;
with every dictate of true wisdom. That such a pro
ceeding would, in tho present instance, have fallen in
with the electioneering views of Henry Clay, is undenia
ble: that it would likewise conform precisely with his
own morality, and with that of Daniel Webster, must also
he believed; because these men have so declared. But,
with some surprise and with no moderate degree of indig
nation, will the people of this country listen to tho auda
cious pretension, that their rights or their welfare, even
In trit ■os, should be sacrificed out of tenderness for the
blunders or misdoings of Henry Clay; or offered up (or
the advancement of nis desperate ambition! It may with
confidence he usked, whether the proposal or commence
ment of a negotiation between governments, founded ci
ther upon a revolution, or on a change of parties, contains
In it any thing discreditable or unusual? Does not the
knowledge of every man who has either read or thought at
all, shew the reverse of all this? Upon what principles
were our negotiations during the American revolution
with the French monarchy bottomed, save those of tho di
visions of an empire of which wo made a part; and of tho
known jealousy existing between England and France?—
Can any man in bis senses believe, that during the preva
lence in England of the once fashionable doctrines about
regicide governments, the negotiations which resulted in
the treaty ot Amiens would ever have been thought ol?
Docs not every one know that the elevation of Mr. Fox to
the ministry ot England, was,in truth, the spur and mo
tivo to negotiations pressed by our own government, by
whom that appointment was regarded as the harbinger of
results auspicious to our maritime rights?—Away then,
with this paltry party trick; essayed to blind and delude:
played off'in order to divert the odium of the people (rom
pusillanimity and selfishness and rancor, as excessive as
ovor marked a corrupt and desperate cabal. After the re
view just presented, could any doubt of the justice of this
conclusion stilljcxist, that doubt must at once be dissipat
mi uy u simpm recurrence 10 me iiuttvidiiais concerned, .
Webster, Calhoun ami Clay !!! Of the two loriucr, enough
for tho present has been said. The pre-eminent merits !
of the third call for a little farther notice. Let it be mark- '
oil and remembered then, that this greater than Ximencs 1
or Walsingham, in diplomacy; this Bayard, in generosity
and magnanimity; (that is, reader, according to ttic modest
pretensions, which, lor fear of their being unheeded, he
basso often sounded upon the puhliccar,) is the same Hen
ry Clay, who in tavern harangues and incendiary publi
cations, basset an example of caballing for the Presidency; '
disgusting in its introduction, and unheard-of prior to his
day : an example degrading to the station he has einula
Icmj and the elevation ot which, had before injured a dig
nity and temperance, in all who were deemed worthy
even oj being proposed to till it: The same who, in or
der to bring himself into power, deserted and defied the
known, the declared wishes of his constituents : and
who, in doing this, combined with, and “took service,”
under a. man whom he had libelled and denounced as
wholly incompetent and unworthy of trust: That this
Is the same Henry Clay, who, when the indignation of
the people, at his wild career of usurpation and prodi
gality, was about to hurl him from tho “bad eminence”
l<> which ho had attained; scrupled not, with an audacity
unequalled, and with shocking impiety, to declare to his
country, that lie would invoke the God of nations rather,
to scourge her with war, pestilence and Jamine than fo
bereave him ol the trappings and gratifications of power!!
I trust there cannot he a doubt, that the people will mark
and remember these things: that they will not fait to per
ceive how exactly they tally with the present deeds and
motives of tliis “bold, bad man,” who, at this moment,
when aspiring to a station which calls for wisdom, honor,
coolness, disinterestedness, liborality and devotion to the
happiness ol every class and portion of his countrymen,
is venting from his prostituted station in the Senate, with
a violence appprouching to phrenzy, the fiercest denuncia
tions against all who stand in the'way of his schemes of
aggrandizement; in other words, against a majority ot the
people of the United States. They will contrast this man
and his doings, with the honest, able and devoted labors
for his country, by their present venerable Chief Magis
trate; and with his erect and truly dignified deportment:
nor can it lie doubted that, in acting upon tho comparison,
they will he true to honor, integrity and independence
true to their country, true to themselves. CRITO.
tt Full TIIE ENQUIRER.
I have never been beyond the limits of Virginia; am
gelling to he an obi man; have a large family to provide
lor, and never held un ollicc higher than Overseer of (he
road and of the poor, (neither very honorable nor lucrative,)
und i never intend to hold one. I cultivate the soil lor the
support ol this numerous family, and may lie, therefore,
expected to leei as a real l- irginian. While pursuing
l.ie even tenor ot my way, I have been a subscriber to
tho “Enquirer” from its existence to the present time,
with the exception ot a few years, during and directly
succeeding the last war.
1 have, although an obscure man, been somewhat of an
observer ol men, political and civ il, for about forty years.
I have seen the passage of the Alien and Sedition Laws,—
J have witnessed the trials had under those laws_I have
seen the authors of those abominable laws hurled from their
proud eminence and their places supplied by others. 1 have
witnessed the causes that produced the last declaration of
war—and I have witnessed the attempts of Daniel Web
ster and liis parly to paralyze the energies of the nation in
the prosecution of this war. But I confess, I never felt
my indignation so completely roused, as it lias been in the
rejection of Martin Van Durcn, as Minister to Great Bri
tain.
W ill any honest man deny that he has talents for any
office? W ill any hottest man say lie doitbls his patriotism?
" any honest nVui say lie wants experience? No, Sir;
no honest man dare say so. \\ ell, then, what is the cause
ot this insult—this ^dignity—which lias been oflercd to !
(lie people s President, by the rejection of a uinii posses- |
sing all the qualifications Jor any office? Why, it is to :
put him out ol the way ot ( lay and Calhoun;—the one, the '
father of tho “American System;” the other, the father of!
the doctrine of “Nullification.”
W ill the people—the. friends of Andrew Jackson, sub
mit to this? \\ i|| they not rise in the majesty of their
strength, and wipe off this foul stain which has been cast
upon tho man of their choice? Will they suffer the Presi
dent to descend with sorrow to his grave?—tic who revi
ved the drooping spirits ol his country when all was con
sidered ns lost, Webster says the instructions to MrLnne
degraded, disgraced this country. Sensitive man! Where
was he during the last war? Did lie raise Ids voice against
the. Hartford Convention, composed ot his Yankee brethren
entirely? Did he not virtually abet them—did he see no
disgrace in opposing Ids own Government, while strug
gling to redress our wrongs?
I am deceived in the American people—in the friends ot
Andrew Jackson—if Clay, Calhoun & Co. are not made to
feel the lull weight ot their resentment, at the course pur
sued by tliis .second coalition.
I therefore propose to the friends of Andrew Jackson, to
lake up \ an Btiren, and put him in the Chair from which
John C. Calhoun gave thecasting vote, intended, no doubt,
to disgrace him ami the President of the United States.—
Jackson’s friends are able to do i( if they are unanimous,
and true to themselves and their country. •
A Voice ihom SeorTsri.vA.vi*.
ran the enquirer.
ro the friends of (Seneral Jackson in the Legislature.
I perceive that there seems to lie a considerable differ
ence of opinion, ns to the course Virginia ought to pursue
in relation to the Vice Presidency. Permit one, w ho has
acted always with what he considered the Republican Par
ty, to offer fo you some considerations, which may he
found worthy your attention. In the first place, he would
ask, how you first succeeded in bringing Air. Jefferson in
"0,v n ‘‘j'^ctlng the last adniinislfllfion from i*ow
er. I lie answer must he, by the co-operation of the other
. tales, who claim to ho members of your party. Mow is
your ascendancy to he Secured? Hy the harmonious co
operation of Jim Sjates wbohavo acted together-Virginia
out ol seven Vres,dents has had three, and once the Vice Pre
1 5® of State, slm has had live limes.
"ZZ"' > ?’ peculiar Claims
T v1" U„of ”:,y ^"I’ortance to her that
*h«*l»ould have the Vic« President now? W© all n-rcc
(hat (ion. Jackson should h© rr-el©rf©<| Tl. ; ,1 °
... h, ,T';X'™
..fcru.iony, .. ,.y „l„?h„,o LfiftZKfiZ
at heart. I know there are many, who do not ,, :.i \r
Van Bnren to Im the Vice President. The writer ol
remarks, lias no preference w lo who should ho. lie wool,
disdain to Im the mere partisan of nny man, either for p. e
sident or Vice President, end would he only governed hi
what he deemed host for the country. Rut he objects n
any course which will have a tendency f0 alienate otn
file ink lu Itm other State*, or which will carry the
election of the Vice President into tho Senate, and
render it probable that aomo person may be chosen,
who i* hostile to all our principle^ and all our policy. lie
is opposed to any step being taken w hich may injure, if
not endanger, the great object of securing the President.
What objection Can wc have, then, to .submitting the se
lection to a convention of member* from all the Slates
which co-operate with us? It may he said that N. York will
sustain Mr. Van Hurcn; hut if the partialities ot that State
l»e in his favor, what reason have we to distrust the oilier
i States? Is not the great State of Pennsylvania, whieli lias
so often enabled us to liiumph, equally essential to our
success now? Is not the co-operation of the other States
uecessury?
It we proceed upon the principle, that wo cannot con
fide in theso States for the selection of tho second officer
in the Government, whiL-t wc arc acting with them as to
tho first, do wo not give just cause ot offence to those
States? Would it not amount to a declaration that uII unity
of action, all harmony of movement, arc at an end? Would
not the ground taken by Virginia, to which I umobjcciing,
he considered ns coming with peculiarly bad grace from
her, whose sons have been so often supported by the other
States for the highest offices? Hut we should gain nothing
l*y it. One of our own citizens has been spoken of for this
situation.—This gentleman, it is admitted, is worthy of the
confidence offtis country, and (lie writer of theso remarks
agrees with him perfectly in political opinions. Ho would
ho gratified to see him advanced to any office whieli would
lie agreeable to him. iiut it is necessary to consider this
subject not merely in relation to Virginia, but the whole
Union. Can Virginia herself elect tho Vice President,
when the other Slates say we are willing to confer togeth
er, and select the man w ho will be the choice of a majority
of tho States? Would it ho wise? would it be prudent,
and would it even lie just, that Virginia should say, 1
will not confer; I will not trust you, and 1 will bring into
the field a candidate of my own, and will support no
otlior? Let it bo recollected that the action of the con
vention aliout to lie held in the Capitol is to be final. The
meeting is to he pledged, the electors are to he pledged,
and if it should turn out that (lie electors should find that
the vote of Virginia being given to n candidate, who will
receive a small number of votes, will cither carry (lie
election to the Senate, or make it prohatde that Mf. Ser
geant may be elected, they will lie compelled to redeem
their pledge, and thus contribute to the success of a candi
date who may bo most objectionable to them. It is obvi
ously the interest ot (lie Opposition, to have as many can
didates as possible; this is the policy displayed in their pres
ses—If tho friends of the administration concentrate their
strength, there will he no danger. It is for them to decide,
whether they will fall blindfolded into the trap set for
them. From these views of the subject is it not
tlie proper course for the Convention, either to send depu
ties to consult together with those from the other States,
as to who should be selected as Vico President; or at any*
rate to leave tho Electors (as it is to^lic presumed they
will select those in whoso honor and patriotism they can
confide) to lie governed by the circumstances which may |
arise; and bestow their votes in such way a* will be found 1
to promote hnrmoiry amongst our friends in all the States, |
and secure the advancement of tho principles which |
brought tho present Administration into power?
SCJ2V0LA.
(JOMMUJVICA TED.
^ In pursuance of a short public notice, the citizens of
"annville and its vicinity, convened at the Tavern of Mr.
['homas Vernon, on Thursday, tho 2d of February, 1832,
or tiie purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of
ictitioniiig the present General Assembly, for the cstahlish
nent ol a Dranch ot tiie Dank of Virginia, or Farmers’
Bank ol Virginia, in said Town.
On motion, Mr. Edward Red lord was unanimously rall
;d to the Chair, and Mr. IV. T. Gholson appointed 8ccrc
ary.
The object of the meeting having been explained, Col.
Fames Madison submitted tiie following resolution:
Resolved, As the senso of this meeting, that it is expe
dient to petition the General Assembly of Virginia, to pass
in act authorising the Dank of Virginia, or Farmers’ Dank
if 1 irginia, to establioh an office of Discount and Deposit
n Farinville.
And on motion of Mr. N. E. Venable, the ayes and nocs
if the meeting were taken.—Ayes 30, nocs 5.
Oil motion ol Col. James Madison, it was Resolved,That
\ committee of live he appointed by the Chairman, to draft
a memorial to the Legislature, praying the passage of a
law authorising one of the Virginia Banks to establish nil
sffico of Discount and Deposit in the Town of Farinville,
with a capital of two hundred and lifly thousand dollars ;
ind that the said committee be instructed to procure signa
lures to the said iiieinori.il, and forward the same to our
Delegate in the Legislature, requesting him to submit it
to tiie Legislature as soon as practicable.
1\ hereupon, the following gentlemen were appointed by
the Chairman : Col. James Madison, James 11. Dillon, Col.
Win. L. Morton, Francis Venable, and IV. T. Gholson.
On motion of Mr. N. E. Venable, it was Resolved,That
a transcript of the proceedings of this meeting be forward |
ed to our delegate in the Legislature, and to tho Editors ot
the Enquirer, with a request that they will publish it.
On motion, the meeting adjourned until to-morrow even
ing, two o’clock.
Fit in ay, February 3.—The citizens of tho Town of
I* urnivillc and its vicinity, convened according to their ad
journment, whereupon, tho committee previously appoint
ed, reported a petition to be presented to the Legislature,
which was received and ordered to be circulated for sig
natures.
And then on motion, the meeting adjourned sine die.
edward Bedford, cha'n.
w. T. Gnoi.son, Secretary.
_ Virginia Legislature.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES.
Friday, February 3.—Ohio Court-house.
On motion ot Mr. l'iizhugh,u Report of the Committee
of Propositions and Grievances, for the appointment of
Commitsioncrs to lix upon a central site for the County
Scut of Ohio county, was taken up; Mr. Harriott having
made a statement to the House, Mr. Fitzhugh replied as
follows: I
Mr. Speaker.*—If I can gain the attention of this |
House for a short time, 1 will state succinctly the reasons I
why tiie proposed amendment should he sustained; and
such matters ol laet as 1 shall state, relative to (his subject,
I call on my colleague to admit. The history which lie
has furnished to this House of previous legislation respect
ing tho site «f (lie Court-house of Ohio county, is correct.
" nether these proceedings were correct or incorrect, is
now immaterial; for that Which atone time and under cer
tain circumstances may have been right, at another time
and under other circumstances may be wrong. It is, Sir,
a proposition which will not he denied, that on questions of
this kind tho will of the majority should he the rule of
decision. Ry the census of 1830, the county of Ohio
shews a while population of 15,028: at this time it is about
16,000. 1 lie county is thirty-nine or forty miles in length,
with an average breadth of sixteen miles. The Court
house is in the town of Wheeling, on the West side ortho
comity nine miles from the North line, and thirty or thirty
one from the South line. The town contains now near
6,000 inhabitants; ami the space between a lino drawn
from a point seven miles South of Wheeling East, to the
Pennsylvania line, and the North line ol the county will
contain three-fourths of the population of the county._
My colleague complains of the location ol the Court
house, as made by tho justices of tiie county shortly after
the county of Drookc was created. According to the
principles which I have assumed, and under the circum
stances of the case, that location was correct. It is the
centre of population, and not the geographical centre,
which should be sought on such occasions. Let us. Sir,
advoit to the circumstances then existing. The territory
now composing the county of Tyler, then was nnrt of
''Hip comity; and the whole contained, in 1800, .|,|68 in
habitant;—ot whom, perhaps, 250 resided South of Grave
Crack. Surely, then, the location was made properly,
and to suit the convenience of the majority of the People.
I will noiv. Mr. Speaker, call the attention of the House
to the situation ol affairs at tho several times between
1810 and 1820, when a redress of grievances on this sub
ject was sought by the inhabitants of the Southern part of
the county. In 1810, the white population of the county
numbered 7,081; and in 1820,8,720. In 181 I, the county
or Tyler was formed, which accounts for the small in
crease between the years 1810 and 1820. At the latter
period, the majority of the citizens resided in the vicinity
ol (he Court-house, and in the Northern part of the comi
ty. The eflbrts to change the site of the Court-house had
then grown into the shape of a hill similar to that which
is now contemplated; and it was lost in (he Senate in 1820
or 21. Since that time, 8jr, this question has been seve
ral times agitated at the polls; and I call upon my worthy
colleague to admit, that when lie first obtained a scat on
this floor, he obtained it under a pledge that lie would not
agitate this question here: and further. Sir, that no man
who would advocate such a proposition could have been,
or can now, be elected in that comity. Thus, Mr. Speak
er,. it appears that the majoiity of the people arc
satisfied that the ( ourt-liousc shall remain in Wheeling.
That Town now contains a population ol 6000, and in a few
year-, nothing adverse happening, will increase to 10,000.
It is the market place for the produce of the surrounding
I country, and the place that the people resort to for procuring
their supplies. In 1820, | believe its population was not
more than 1700—the increase since is 1300, and It must
continue to increase with a rapidity far beyond that of any
, other part of the country. Sir, seven-eighths of the Jiliga
I lion in that county, is produced within the lands which I
have before named as containing three-fourths of the popu
lation of the country-—And here it is modestly asked lc
remove the Court-house, and that the tew may he aceoin
modated to the Injury and inconvenience of (lie. many
I charge it, Sir, and request the admission that the ob
ject of the petitioners is to have the seat of justice located
at KHzabeth—1 learn that my colleague is directed by
them to have this done. I regret that there is any differ
ence between my colleague and myself, as to my assertion
of his being pledged not lo advocate the petltioft—I con
| »ider him pledged. His explanation doc* not satisfy me
I W ho agitates this question? Is it the people—or a majo/i
ly of tho people In tho county? No, Sir. Iris a question
between the corporation of Wheeling and the Justice, whe
ther tho Conrt-houso shall stand in tho street or he moved
out of it. True, Sir, it deserves all that the gentleman has
said of it. It is a perfent tinder box, and an unsafe and
improper depot lor the records ol the County. Older*
have been made l»y tho proper authority that some other
place bo procured. The ground for a Court-house and
Clerk’s Offices has been purchased, near tho site of the
present Court-house, and now delay must be produced
by the appointment of Commissioners, who in all probabili
ty will not direct a removal of the scat of justice from
Wheeling. In my opinion, Sir. there is nothing in the
argument, that under the law of 1707 the Justices have no
authority to remove the Court-house out of the street.
If, Air. Speaker, I have satisfied this House that an
overwhelming majority of the citizens of my County de
sire no change, and that it Commissioners arc appointed,
in the faithful discharge of their duty they ought not to,
and probably would nol, recommend a change, then this
resolution is useless, the amendment should be sustained.
Mr. Parriott said. Sir, I think 1 shall be able to con
vince this House, that the Committee of IVopo-itiotn and
Grievances came to a correct conclusion in their report
now under consideration. It is a subject, Sir, that has pro
duced an unpleasant slate of excitement in the county of
Ohio, for upwards of thirty years. I had therefore fondly
hoped, that all parties would have agreed to so reasonable |
a proposal ion, lor the umicable adjustment of this long con
troverted question, and that it would have been finally set
tled. Yes, Sir, settled lor ever; but in that I have bccn
mistaken, as my worthy colleague deems it his duty to move
to reverse tho decision ol that committee. And I, Sir, be
lieve it to'be my imperious duty to attempt ut least to sus
tain that decision. And in doing so 1 shall endeavor to
make a few fair and candid statements of facts. In 177G
the county of Ohio together with two other counties were
formed out of parts ol West Augusta. This act provided
that the freeholders of the county of Ohio, should lix on a
site for the erection of their public buildings, and West Li
berty was selected. In 1781, the south line of Pennsyl
vania was permanently settled, and the west line in 1785,
by the final establishment of the south and west lines of
Pennsylvania, the whole territory of Yohogania (previous
ly a county of Virginia) Tell within tho limits of Pennsyl
vania, except that part of llrooke county which now lies
north of Cross Creek; which by an act of the General As
sembly ot V irginia, ol the same year was added to the
Ohio county. In 179G, llrooke county was formed out of a
part of the eoinity of Ohio, the division line between the
counties of llrooke and Ohio passed on the north of, and
within a short distance of West Liberty; the scat of Justice
for Ohio county, on the 27th of December, 1797, an
act of tho Legislature authorised the Justices ol the coun
ty of Ohio, to select a more central position lor the Courts
of Justice for that county. The Justices selected the town
oi Wheeling, within 9 miles of the northern boundary line
ol the county, and between 75 and 100 miles, from that of
the south. This location, was thought unjust; and the ci
tizens of the southern part of the county, (somo of them
living near 100 miles from the seat of Justice) did com
plain of the injustice, and applied to the Legislature for a
redress of what they conceived to he a public grievance.
Their application received from this House a favorable re
ception, but was defeated in the subordinate branch.
On tlie Glh ot December, 1811, Tyler county was
formed out a part of the southern territory of Ohio county,
yet leaving tho disproportion of distance to the Court-House
as 9, to :») and 35 miles, tho citizens to tho south of the
Court-House still believed that they had just cause of com
plaint, they again approached the Legislature, asking at
their hands that their claims might be heard by a disinter
ested and an impartial tribunal. Their application again
shared the same fate, they were again defeated in the Se
nate. And now Sir, when it is admitted on ail sides, that
the present Court-House is insufficient to accommodate the
business of the county, that it is in a slate of dilapadation,
an unsafe repository of tho records of the county, stand
ing in one of the streets of the town, and liable to be
aouieu as a puouc nuisance—they again approach
this I louse and ask that this Jong agitated question
may be settled by impartial Judges selected from parts
of tho State not within tho range ol party feeling,
or party prejudice, hearing tho claims ol all parties, and
taking into consideration the advantages and disadvantages
of each, and deciding accordingly. Taking this view ol
tho subject, and believing that it will he better calcu
lated to promote justice and harmony, I do hope that it he
the pleasure of this House to sustain the report of their
committee.
tilere Mr. Fitzhugh replied.]
11*. Harriott said—Sir, I am again compelled to ask the
indulgence of this House, while I shall make a few re
marks in reply to the argument addressed toil by my col
league, for the purpose of extricating myself from an im
putation ns it regards my, course here. 1 am charged
with being under a pledge—■ yes, Sir, under a pledge not
to agitate this question here; that the people of the lower
end of the county were to be silent on the question of tho
removal of the Court House,—to he silent forever; and to
receive as an equivalent, the poor boon of having a repre
sentative in the House ot Delegates, and be bound down
by a pledge that they should never exhibit to this House
their grievances, or ask redress at its hands. Sir, I do not
wish this House, or any part of this Commonwealth, to
believe for u moment, that I could be induced to give and
violate a pledge, under any circumstances whatsoever.—
I, therelbro, do most solemnly and unequivocally deny
being under any such pledge, previous to my being a
candidate for the suffrages of the people of Ohio. Sever
al candidates for a scat in this House had been brought out
in the lower end ol tho county; (this question was then
agitated,) and they were always defeated. I was several
limes strongly solicited to hefome a candidate; and 1 here
freely admit, that I assured my friends that it was useless
to think of succeeding, unless the Court House question
was permitted to rest; and that 1 knew tho people of
Wheeling were willing it should rest. Indeed, Sir, the
whole county wore anxious to postpone the consideration
of that question. The county has been severely taxed
for police purposes; in one year as high as three dollars on
each litlieahle : tho jail ol the county was in an unsafe
and dilapidated state; prisoners had made their escape; it
became necessary to purchase a lot and erect a new jail;
a number of the bridges of the county wanted expensive
repairs, and at other places new ones were necessary.—
lly this means the taxes became burtliensomo to the
citizens of the county—yes, Sir, almost intolerable. This
accounts for the willingness of the parlies to postpone, for
a time, the consideration of the question. Tho citizens of1
the lower part of the county reserving to themselves the
right of renewing the attack, whenever the other party
should commence the onset. Under these circumstances,
at a numerous and highly respectable meeting of the citi
zens of the lower end of the county, they passed a resolu
tion, I think, in these words:—Rcsolveil, that this meeting
authorize our candidate to say.il elected, we, of the lower
end of the county will not be the liAt to agitate the Court
House question. Even by this resolution, il their candi
date had not been elected, they had a right to renew the
agitation of this question; which I have no doubt would
have been the case. And, Sir, permit me here to say, and
I say it without hesitation, that I believe the adoption
ot that resolution by the meeting, was the means of my
election; without it, there is a strong probability that I
should have been defeated; with if, after a three day’s
campaign, which enabled the citizens from the lower cu t
of the county to attend the polls, | was only elected by a
small majority of twenty votes—far behind, Sir, on the
two first days of the election.
Hut who Iwv* jinf agitated this qestion? not the people
ol the lower end ol the county; have they not been per
fectly silent for years on that subject? My colleague says
that it is a lucre qnestiou between the corporation and the
Justices of the county, and not agitated by the people or
by a majority of them. Sir, it is a matter of pcrlcct indif
ference torus to know, whether the people,or a majority ol
the people, a corporate body, or the Justices of the Peace,
agitate this question; whether the object is to move the
( ourt-house out of the street, or to some other street. We
know that the question is agitated, and agitated too, by the
people of the upper end of the county, and I feel it not on
ly my privilege, hut my duty, to act, and to act on that
side of the question that reason may dictate or justice de
mand.
I lie county Court of Ohio, at (heir hist November term,
appointed Commissioners with directions to purchase a lot,
and contract for erecting the public building thereon.—
Those Commissioners have, in part, discharged that duty;
they have made a purchase of a lot at $5,000—whether
those proceedings were intended to forestall the proceeding
of this House, I shall not now pretend to say—And, in
addition, there is now on your table', an application from
the County Court, praying for the passage of a law, au
thorising that court to raise an additional sum of ift10,000,
hy levying a tax on the property of the county, for the pur
pose ol building a Court-house and Clerk’s O’fHco. It iloe«,
, therefore, appear to me, that il the people are to pay this
; "mm, that they should have some guarantee—that in its
application, the interest of every portion of the county
’ will lie impartially consulted. How is that to he done—
j hy the County ( ourt? No, Sir. A portion of the people
; hick hfllh hi that tribunal; they would believe it to he any
thing rather than ,i just guardian of the equal rights and
, interest of every portion ol the county. They are, Sir,
in a strong sense of the word, a self-constituted body—
i they, to a certain degree, porp.dilate their own existence,
j and thereby retain their own illegitimate power. The re
cords ot the executive Department of this Government,
I will prove this lact, that whenever the court have recom
■ mended the appointment of one Justice in the lower part ol
, the county, they seldom t ill to accompany that reeommen
i dal ion with one recommending two or three in the upper
i part, for the sole purpose of paralyzing any influence which
| the first recommendation might produce. Your pctillon
| ers believe that the court have done them injustice—will
you send them hack to that tribunal for redress? will they
I lie salifted if they are to he told that the court shall direct
j the entire destiny of the county? I am sure they will not.
My colleague insists that I am hound to have the Court
. house removed to Klizahcth, if possible. Klizabcthtown
, has claims, which I wish may be impartially heard; and I
i arn induced to believe, from (he sensitiveness of my very
I worthy friend, and the excitement pro 1 (iced by that
(otherwise harmless petition) in Wheeling, that they
belnivs »o too. Elizabethtown possesses a beautiful
and commanding situation, Is rapidly increasing in popu
lation, surrounded by a rich and fertile country, ca
pable ot sustainig a dense population, with all the ad
vantage* of a healthy situation never subject to inun
dation—and docs appear to have bceu designed by Na
ture, fur a place of great commercial and domestic en
terprise*. I wish, therefore, her claims to bo heard,
and heard, too, by an impartial tribunal ; but not to the ex
clusion of the claim* of Wheeling, or any other section ol
the country. 1 will go farther and say, that 1 wish to do
injustice to no part of the county. I wish the claim* of all
and every part to ho attended to. I wish the Commission
or* to examine for themselves tho whole county. Ido
not want a tribunal whoso judgment* may have been al
ready forestalled. I will not nominate, or vote for if put
in nomination, any individual, w ho I have reason* to do
Hove, has a fixed predetermination or partiality for any one
section of the county over (hat of another. And it' Wheel
ing jhihscss,.s all thoSte commanding and controlling rea
sons ibr the continuation of tho Seat of Justice there, pos
sessing ussho does, the wealth, talent and population, with
other strong claims, which I admit with great pleasure.—
Why then this sensitiveness of my worthy colleague on
that subject ? Will not disinterested Commissioners give
her claims a fair and candid hearing? If they are Inmost
men, will they not do her justice, or i* it justice that they
fear? What is the prayer of those polionor*? Is it to
remove the Seat ol Justice from Wheeling, right or wrong? i
I)o they designate any particular spotiu tho county for its |
location? Nothing like it. 1 did not believo there could
have been a conflicting opinion on this subject. I am
still asked, it 1 am not directed lo have the Courthouse
removed to Kii/.ahcth ? I am directed by my judgment,
and a aenso of duty, to support und carry into clloct the
prayer ol that petition, and nothing more.* Read that pe
tition, and then it may he know n how lar I am directed.—
Now, Sir, we neither n*k modestly, nor in any oilier way,
forthc removal of the Seat of Justice fiom Wheeling, un
less Justice should say that it ought to he moved, and in
that case, and that only, wo do ask its removal.
My eolleaguesays lie cannot see any weight in my ar
gument,in relation to tho law of the 27th of Dec. l7!)7,
»nd cannot agree with mo in my conclusions. Surely, I
am compelh >1 lo ditlrr as widely with him in his construc
tion ol that law, as it is possible ibr him to dillcr with me
in mine.
I believo that tho Justiccs have no legal right to remove j
the Scat of Justice from its present location, and for the I
purpose of enabling this House to judge for themselves on
that subject, I have a copy of that law, which, with tho
permission of tho House, I will ask tho Clerk to read :
lie it enacted by the General Assembly, Thnt the Jus
tice* ol the l’cace, Ibr tho county of Ohio, or a majority' of
them, shall, at a Court to he held in the mouth of May or
June next, fix upon a place for holding Court* in the said
country, at or as near the centre thereof as tho situation
and convenience will admit, and thenceforth proceed to !
erect tho necessary public buildings, at such place, aud j
until such buildings be completed, to nppoiut any place 1
for holding courts in tho said county as they shall think
Drone r.
By this law, llie Justices nro required nt tliclr May or
June term next, (thirty-four years ttgo,) to lix upoi\ a !
place for holding courts in said county utor near tho centre
(licrrot, as the situation and convenience will admit, (how
far they complied with the Utter or spirit of that law, I
Itare with this House to judge,) mid Ihcncclorth proceed
to erect the necessary public buildings, Sic. Having done
so, they discharged all the duties required of them hi that
ae.l, and consequently, all power conferred on them there
in, ceased. But I am told by my colleague, that they
had made an unfortunate selection lor a site, it being in a
sired; therefore, they still have power, notwithstanding
the erection of all the public buildings at die expense of
the county, and of the lapse ol thirty-four years, to con
demn their first act, re-consider and annul their first de
cision, and erect other public buildings elsewhere, if
that be a correct conclusion, when or wiiero will their
power end. 1 think, Sir, that they have no power to
change the present location, or to contract for any other
site whatsoever; and further, that the Justices, in making
that location in a street, committed an unpardonable hlur°
der, and should never lie trusted with such business again.
Mr. Speaker, I am told that no man who advocates such
a proposition as the one now under consideration, can be
elected in Ohio county. What lias that to do with the
question that the llouso is now called upon to decide?
Should the political destiny of any member be a matter of
consideration or argument to lie addressed to this House,
when they nro culled upon to give a vote in which the
rights and interests of any portion of this commonwealth
are involved? I think not. Why then is it urged upon
this House to influence their decision? They have nothing
(0 do with that question. It is a question" between the
representative arid his constituents. And I am unwilling
that my political destiny, be that what it may, should he
urged here with a view of prejudicing the just claims of
any portion of the community that i have the honor to
represent, i thank my worthy colleague for this pre
uuiuilloa-rbul 1 uiir t view it «• mere sophistry In th«
absence of better reasons, if 1 felt disposed to court popu
lar lavor by pretermiting the rights ot others, or wished
to guarantee lor myself hereafter a seat in this House, it
is possible I should not bo at a loss to know what course
would be best Calculated to promote that object; but that
to me would be a eourso of legislation, of all others, the
most degrading, and the strongest evidence to my mind,
that such a representative was unworthy of the confi
dence of a free and generous people. '1 he course 1 have
pursued on this question, has been based upon the best
dictates of my own judgment. I have pursued it with
out lear, favor or partiality; and for that course, 1 stand
amenable to my constituent*.
Th« House then rejected tho motion to reverse, mid
the report ot the Committee was adopted.
Thursday, Feb. 9, 1832.
A communication was received iroin the Senate stating
that they had passed the acts—conferring certain powers
on the commissioners of the road from Fincostle to Price's
mountain—and to amend an act authorizing a toll bridge
to be erected across Appomattox river at Exeter Mills.
Mr. Bryce from the Committee of Finance, reported a
bill concerning delinquent and forfeited lands,and provid
ing for the sale of lands, returned hereafter for the non
payment of taxes, which was read, ordered to a second
reading, and to he printed.
On motion of Mr. Mullen, the Cominif'ec of Roads, See.
was ordered to enquire into the expediency of raising a
sum of money by lottery for improving and opening a road
from Mooriicld to Harrissonbiirg in the county of Rockin''
ham, &c. 6
On motion of Mr. McMahon, leave war given to bring
in a bill to raise by lottery-thousand dollars for tho
purpose of building a bridge across the South S. River
either at Headrick’s ford, at Maggcrl’s ford, or at George |
Conrad's ford. Tho location of said bridge to be fixed '"at
one of the aforesaid fords, by commissioners to he appoint- !
ed for that purpose by the County Court ot Rockingham,
as a majority of said commissioners shall agree. ° ’ j
Mr. Rutherfoord from the Committee on the Militia, re
ported a bill to amend the several acts concerning the Mi
litia of Ibis Commonwealth, with amendments, striking
out the provisions fora second lieutenant, instead of an en
sign to each company, and the section providing that “the
Executive be authorized and required to arm all the volun
teer troops and companies of this Commonwealth, assoon
as practicable.”
Mr. liuthci loom said (hat (he former amendment war pro
posed,because the U. S. had already made tho provDioiqand
the section to authorize the Governor to arm the volunteers
was stricken out, because the subject of arming tho Mi
litia would come before the committee in another form,
so as to leave it to the discretion of tho Executive to
arm such portions of the militia as he might deem expedi
ent.
Tho amendments were agreed to, and the bill ordered to
be engrossed.
The following engrossed bills were read a third time and
passed: 1. Placing William Trait on the pension list—2.
To authorize u lottery for the improvement of the naviga
tion of Craig’s creek in the county of Botetourt.
UNIVERSITY OK VIRGINIA,
On motion of Mr. Williams of Harrison, tho report ol
tho Committee of Schools and Colleges, lo appropriate a
sum of money to pay the interest on the loan of the trus
tees of the estate of Mrs. Martha Randolph was taken up,
and Mr. Williams addressed the House at considerable
length in support of his motion to reverse the report. He
was followed by Messrs. Randolph, Wood of A. Crockett,
Goode and Cabell against, nnd Messrs. McCue, Booker
and Jones for the motion, when the ayes and nocs having
been ordered on motion of Mr. Richardson, the amendment
was adopted as follows:
Ayct.—Messrs. Ranks, [the Speaker,! GrinahN, Drum*
montl, Pei-singer, Booker, Garland, M'Ciie, Cameron.
Campbell ol Red lord, Pate, Good of Berkeley, Wilson ol
Botetourt, Campbell of Brooke, Patteson of Buckingham,
Spurlock, Richardson, Patteson of Chesterfield, Pendleton,
Broadus, Wilson ol Cumberland, Jones, Ritchie, Ball, Chil
ton, Stephenson. Helms, Hale ol Franklin, Woods ol
| Franklin, Wood of Frederick, Bryce of Frederick, Smith
of F., Snidovv, Smith ol Gloucester, Hail of Grayson, Er
; 'kino, Spencer, Carskadon, Poston. Rsane, Mullen, WR
! limits, Johnson, Gravely, Jordan, Bheild, Siiinmors, I far*
: wood, Dabnoy, Allen,'Hays, M’lllianey, Cordell, Cald
well, Poindexter, Street, Hudgins, Smith of Mason and
I Jackson. Hillingsly, Henry, Vawler, Wehb, Chandler,
Heigh, Harvey, Fitzhugli, I4*irinlt, Adams, (liner, Witeh
| er. Bnaiwou, Gilliland, Hupuy, (.and. Hart, M’Mahon,
I Cline,.leasee, Kilgore, Bare, Carson, Crump, Hargiavc,
Gillespie, M'Coy, M’Culloch, Keller, Brown—87,
AVer.—Messrs. Wood of Albemarle, Randolph, Brooke,
j Faulkner, Anderson of Botetourt, Oholson, Shell, Rolling,
I Rives, Daniel, Dickinson, *’ ly burton, Drodnax, Stillman,
BryreofOoochland.lt' . , mms, Mayo, Gallahor, Bor
j ry, Hooe, Goode of M cklcnhurg, Preston, Cabell, Fish
er, Anderson of Nottoway, Davis, Shands, M'Dowcll,
, Cobb, Moncure, Crockett, Rutherfoord—33.
small rox.
Mr. Campbell of Brooke, from the Selert Committee on
1 the resolution ol Mr. Witcher instituting an inquiry into
I the existence and extent of small pox in tho City of Rich
inond, made the following report:
“That th« dl.uasu hi question was lutmducod Into this
city in June last; but that, owing to the efficient and
prompt police regulations, only live or six cases occurred
until the disease was entirely arrested. In October fol
lowing, tho disease was agaifi introduced, since which pe
riod, at various intervals, thirty cases in all have occurred;
ot these,sixteen now remain in the Hospital, (to which
all persons afflicted with this disease are immediately re
moved)—eight of these are perfectly recovered, and will
bo discharged to-morrow; leaving the actual number ol
persons now afflicted with the disease, in the city ot Rich
mond, only eight,.ot whom, five are nearly recovered;—
that they also arc expected to be dix'h.irged in the course
oi live or six d.iy<. 'I he thiee remaining were the last ad
mitted into the Hospital, and are the only case* which
have occurred during the present month.
Your committee further stute, that the disease at pro- .
sent is exclusively confined to |>*rao<i» of color, and with
a few exceptions to tho free ol that class, owing as your j
committee suppose to their greater remUsucSith attending !
to vaccination.
ilh regard to the second enquiry, tho extension ot !
this disease; your committee are satisfied that as a rouse- j
quenco of the police regulations of the city, which require I
all case* as soon as discovered, to bo removed to tlie Hus-l
pital provided Its-that purpose, and still more as a eonse- i
quenco necessarily resulting from the proiiqd and" almost 1
general attention paid to vaccination, this disease will not :
extend; on the contrary it is already declining, and as th
Cominittec believe will soon cense to exist in this city. j
Resolved, A* the opinion of this Committee that the ap
prehended prevalence of the small pox in the city of I
Richmond to any dangerous extent, is wis out lot nidation, 1
and that no good cause tor alarm on this .object now ex- j
ists.
Mr. Ruthnrfoonl presented a petition of citizens of
Richmond, for tho incorporating of a Marine Insurance j
Company.
Mr. Rrodnax from the Committee of Courts of Justice
mad i a report, accompanied by a resolution that certain
Ices of the Clerks of Courts of this Commonwealth ought i
to he increased—which was agreed to.
On motion ol Mr. Spurlock, tho House adjourned.
Friday, Felt. 10.
A message was received from the Senate, stating that
they have passed the act incorporating the Leesburg Hail
Hoad Company.
On motion ot Mr. Land, the Board of Public Works was
instructed to have n survey made as early as practicable,
and an examination of the most practicable route for a ca
nal, from North River in the County of Princess Anne, to j
Elizabeth River, and an estimate of the advantages and 1
disadvantages olsuid Canal, and the practicability and cost i
thereof.
On motion ol Mr. Galhilier leave was given to bring in a j
bill to amend tho act passed Jan. 19, iSi'J, concerning
Charlestown in the county of Jcliereon.
I1IHTH DAY OK WASHINGTON.
Air. Booker submitted the following preamble nnd roso- ]
utious, which lie accompanied with some appropriate re- I
narks:
Whereas the Congress of the United States now in scs
ion as well as many patriotic States in this Union, through
heir legislatures have determined to celebrate the one
nuidredtli Anniversary of George Washington’s Birth Day,
villi becoming liberality,
Resolved, That it well becomes Virginia to celebrate
he centennial anniversary of the birth of George Wasli
ngton.
Resoloed, That on the 22d day of February this House
,vill suspend business, and that it lie respectfully recoin*
nended to the citizens of tiiia metropolis to retrain from
lie same.
Resolved, That the members of the Legislature now in
icssion will cheerfully unite with their fellow-cithtens in
lie public festivity suited to the occasion.
Resolved, That the concurrence of the Senate he re
•pcctfully asked to the foregoing resolutions.
Mr. Brook* moved to strike out the preamble, and allow
:bc resolutions to come up in a distinct form. His object
was to make this an independent act on the part ot tbo
state of Virginia. Mr. B. made some further remarks np
iropriate to the subject, concurring fully in the resolutions
which were honorable to the feelings of the gentleman
rom Amelia, and would doubtless meet the unanimous
•encurrencc ot the House.
The amendment was accepted by Mr. Booker, when
the resolutions were adopted unanimously. A count hav
ing been ordered, every member in the 'House rose.
Mr. Brooke subsequently moved the lollowing addition
ll resolution, which was agreed to:
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to act jointly
‘villi a committee of the Senate, to make suitable arrange
ments for the celebration of the 22.1 February; and that
hey be instructed to invite some individual to deliver an
iddress in commemoration of the virtues and dielinguhlied
tervices of George Washington.
INTERN Al. IMPROVEMENT.
On motion of Mr. Cabell, the resolution offered by him
in a former day, to refer the subject of uniting the tide
waters with those of the Ohio river, was taken up.
Mr. Cabell said that L was noi now his design to dis
cuss the merits ol this question At a former time he had
addressed a lew remarks to the House on this subject,
which his subsequent judgement did not confirm. He
had then stated that it was mot expedient to aeiul this sub-,
ject to the Committee of Hoads, until the principle had been
decided by the House. But his opinion now was, that it
would not be expedient to take a vote upon this resolution
it this time, which should be considered a lest vote; but
that it should lie referred to the committee, lie believed
lliat ibis course would bo an economy of time, as, if the
principle were now discussed, it would probably produce
a second debate when a bill should hereafter be reported,
lie therefore wished to withdraw the suggestion that the
vote of tliis day should be considered a test vote; and that
the resolution should be allowed to go to the committee,
in order that a bill might be brought in as a perfected mea
sure,and then be discussed fully on its merits, lie there
fore moved that the resolution lie referred.
Mr. Good of Bcrkoly, as a substitute for the resolution of
Mr. Cabell offered a resolution as an amendment, instruct
ing the Committee ol Hoads and Internal Navigation to in
quirc into the expediency of connecting the navigation of
the Ohio and James rivers; and also to extend the charter
ot the Staunton and Potomac Hail Hoad Company, sous to
permit its intersection with the central communication at
some convenient point.
Mr.Campbell of Brooke, said lie hoped that the resolu
tion of the gentleman from Nelson would be acted upon
unconnected with any other subject. He thought this
great scheme ought to bo acted upon separately and un
trammelled. and go in that form to (lie committee.
Mr. Faulkner hoped his colleague would for the present
withdraw his resolution. It was desirable that a vote, di. con
nected from all local and sectional considerations should
lie taken upon the proposition submitted by the gentleman
frona Nelson. Indue time, lie hoped the amendment pro
posed hy his colleague would receive tho consideration of
the House.— Mr. Good withdrew bis motion.
Mr. Sims said he wasopposed to this resolution on the
same ground on which lie had opposed the loan hill, be
cause it embraced, indirectly, a loan feature. If gen
tlemen would modify the plan so as make the provisions
ol the hill accordant witli the general law on the subject
of joint stock companies, lie should voto lor it, but not
otherwise.
The resolution was referred.
VACCINATION, &C.
The engrossed bill amending several acts regulating
inoculation, and for tlie prevention of the small pox, was
read a third time, anil being on its passage.
Mr. Mavo moved to fill the blank, for ibe sum to be
paid to a physician to bo employed as Vaccine Agent, with
$600. 6
Mr. Stillman said ho had been informed by a respecta
ble physician that this sum was larger than necessary.—
lie moved to fill the blank with $4(KI.
Mr. Spurlock moved to fill it with $300.
Mr. Pattcson of C., thought that (lie highest sum nntn
nd, would not he too large, considering the duties to ho
performed.
Mr. Campbell of Brooke, expressed a similar opinion,
and stated that, as vaccine matter cannot be kept much
more than one month, the person appointed would be un
der the necessity of procuring fresh matter frequently,
which would lio very troublesome as well as expensive.
'/'lie question on $600 firing put, if was rejected.
Mr. Mayo moved to till the blank with $500, which
was agreed to, and (lie bill passed.
The following engrossed bills were read a third time
and passed;—I, To authorise Edward O. Watkins & John
Archer to erect additional wharves at the town of llcrmu
dn Hundred—2d. Empowering John David Daniel Hosset
to purchase and own land in this State—3d. Relating to
an art authorizing raising money by lottery for the
construction of a road from Staunton to Augusta Springs.
On motion of Mr. Dalhiher, leave was given to bring in
a bill to amend (be art passed January 19, 1819, concern
ing Charlestown in (lie county of Jefferson.
On motion of Mr. Brown, it was
Resolved, That the Committee of Courts of Justice, be
instructed to inquire info tbo expediency of providing (bat
In every r ise where an otliec has not been or shall not be
furnished for the clerk of any Circuit Superior Court ol
Law and Chancery in any county or corporation, and
such clerk shall have provided an office at his own ex- |
peuse, the court of such county or corporation shall allow '
such clerk a reasonable rent for such office, to he levied •
and paid in the usual manner.
The bill to incorporate the Illack Heath Company of.
Colliers was read twice, and ordered to lie rc-commitlcd to
the Committee of Agriculture and Manufactures.
A message w as received from the Senate informing tho
House, that they bad agreed to the resolutions of (lie
House,on the subject of celebrating tbo 22.1 February,
with amendments, which was agreed to.
Several reports from committees, and bills in their ear
ly stages were acted upon, when
On motion of Mr. Williams, the House adjourned.
4 i \SH FOIJ W HEAT.—The subscriliers wish to pur
! chase about 5,000 bushels of prime Wheat—*te make
a trial of the machinery of their new Mill.
Jan 28, UJ2. t*2-flH P IIAXAU. fc CO
| COMMirjYtC.tTEn
JACKSON MEETING.
A respectable meeting ot tho citizens of Mason county,
friendly to the re-election of Andrew Jackson, assembled
at the Point Pleasant Motel, on Saturday, the 21st lust.
The meeting being culled to order, on the motion of
Oniric* D. Henderson—Mnj. Andrew Uryan was appoint
ed Chairman.
On motion of the same, Capt. John M. Swall'jv was
appointed Secretary.
On motion of Mr. Isaac Newman, it was rctvd\' . that
n Committee of three be appointed, whose duty it mould
be to report Resolutions explanatory of the intention of the
meeting.
The Chair then proceeded to the appointment of the
Committee, which consisted of the following gentlemen,
viz : Isaac Newman, Charles D. Henderson, und Charles
W. Ileale.
The Committee utter retiring a few miuutos, returned
and reported the follow ing Resolutions, winch were uutuii
mouslv adopted:
1. Resolved, That this mooting have the utmost confi
dence, in tho patriotism, talents, intelligence and moral
firmness ot our venerable Chief Magistrate, and that they
highly approve of tho measures of his administration, and
that they will exercise all honorable means within their
power, to promote his re-election.
H. Jltsolvcd,, That is requested to represent tho
filends of the present administration of tho county of Ma
son in a Convention, to he held in tho City ol Richmond,
during tho present session of the Legislature of Virginia,
to nominate our present Chief Magistrate lor re-election,
with sonic suitable person for Vice President; and tofoim
an Electoral Ticket lor the State of Virginia.
Alter the reading of the second resolution, Mr. New
man moved that the blank be tilled with the name of Wil
liam McCoiuas, Esq. the representative in the Senate from
the district of which Mason county forms a part.
The mo'.iau was agreed to, netn. con,—and tho blank
w as accordingly ordered to be tilled with the name of Wm
McComas, Esq.
The following res Itilions were then read and also adopt
ed :
!l. Resolved, That the Editors of the Richmond Eu
qnirer be requested to give these proceedings ail insertion
in their paper.
•1 Resolved, That these proceedings he signed by the
Chairman and Secretary, and forwarded to the said Win.
MeCoinas, Esq.
The meeting thou adiouriied sine die.
ANDREW EltVAN, Chairman.
John M. Sv/allow, Sec’ry.
MARRIED,
On Wrilni-utir. lint 8th in*l l>jr th« K,-v Mr. K/ur. Mr Itohcrt
Wood*. lo Ann 1'airui, dbugliU-i of tho lulu John liuaat. of I’elM*
huig Vb.
DEATHS.
(Communicated*) —At her rtaM^ncn, in King •. Queen on the HI at
ultimo, in the (il'li yt*itr «*f lior ml'**. Mrs. IVfiiv coruort uf tl»o
Inin Kev, lVner II |)uvi«. Mm Dirii lunl been n innmbef of ll»i»
Mniho.lut i hurch nb >tit V?6 )omm, ilitrinif lh«i u l.oln of which t?nio »lio
nvineej the until perfect icnpiuliun to (he will of ihnl lt» injjr, uliou)
*h»* honored — mil finally t"\vn, U* In r dculli-bcd ecenne, tho n.o«f nm
plo leotiuiony, ihui ihn iliml a# elm had lived tho prac’ical elms* inn.
In I«<iui«n, the Ihird ul'inio Mujnr Wiiliaui Plica, in ihn sixty umih
y» nr of hie ■£«- generally reepeciod.
Richmond Markets.—Friday, Feb. 10.
WHEAT—very littlu coming In, nml that of inforlor
quality—the nominal quotation for prime red is 106 cents.
CANAL FLOUR—almost without demaud—sales can
not bo cUbcled at $5, which is tho piioo commouly de
manded by holders of the article.
TOBACCO—hut IHtle inspecting—the sales pretty inuch
us last quoted.—Culling* arc about $3a $3 1-2—extrema
sales about $2 1-2 a $-1.
OR. PARSONS, Dentist, of JVtw-York, respect
fully informs the inhabitants of Tappahnnnock and.
it * vicinity, that lie will be found at Mr. Matthew's
Tavern, on Monday' the 13th February instant, end will
remain for a few days only. If any arc desirous to have
their teeth put in complete repair tor life, they may avuil
themselves of the opportunity.—Mineral and natural tccllL
l inserted, Iroin one. ton full set. Teeth cleaned, filed and
| plugged, and the mort difficult teeth and roots extracted,
in a style not surpassed, or seldom to compare with his modo
I of preserving the teeth from further decay. Nine-tenths
of the teeth that arc extracted, and lost from decay, might
he saved, if ever so painful, by early application to a skil
ful operator. From a practice ol twenty years witli suc
cess, he trusts to give general satisfaction. Recommen
dations can be produced to tbc satisfaction of nil who may
apply. Feh. 11. [88—It*]
g"10R SALE.— Col in n bin, ow mile from this City, ih©
residence of the late Philip ll.ixall. Tho Dwelling1
11 on so, and all (he out-buildings are very commodious——
Imong them, a good Ice-1 louse, now filled, and two
Green Houses. The premises contain four acres of land,,
highly improved, with a well of lino water.
Contiguous Lots of nine acres.
A Family, consisting of a man end liij wife, first ralo
house servants, and their five children.
A Tonson Filly, two years old, and a year old Sir A l—
t fred colt.—Terms may he known on application to
I Jfcb.ll. [83—w6t] RD. BARTON H AX ALL.
A TEACHER of good morals and well qualified to
1 jflL teach the. English Lunguago aud Arithmetic, may'
get a small School in a private family, and make hi* thin*
agreeable. Address to Thom as Amos, Warminster.
Fob. 11. 81^—88
f IJID’I HE PUBLIC.—T do hereby forewarn all person*
H- ag.-insl trading in any wise, lor two bonds or notes,
executed 1 >y me to Reuben F. Clopton, somo (into in tint
i month of May, 1831 : the.out: for the sum of $300, paya
hie about the first of October, 1831 ; tbo other, for about
! the sum of $250, payable about the first of May, 1832, for
! 1 have otficLs against said bonds or notes, more than suffi
cient to discharge them—therefore, 1 .shall refuse to settle
them in any other way than by means of said offset*.
WILLIAM J. FURGEKSQN..
Amelia, Feb. 11. 88—\\3w
Ml'. HOWARD, Attorney at Law, will in future
• attend the Superior .and Inferior Courts held in this
| city. He may bo found, until further notice, at tho Office
of Conway Robinson, Esq. near the City Hall.
Feb. 4.__ 86—tf
jjjXERNARD PEYTON transacts a General Commis
cJ D siott Business, (to which he confines himself,) in the
City' of Richmond, und is prepared to make liberal ad
vances on produce consigned to him for .sale. He is de
sirous of extending hi business in tho article of COT
rt)N, which is daily becoming ol increasctl conscquenco
in this market—and the prices pnid for if, at least equal to
! those of any other market in the State. Feh. 2. FH-t<_3tJ]
The Petersburg Intelligencer, and Norfolk'Herald and
Beacon, Kill please give this three insertions, on the itwiile
form, each time, and forward their accounts to this office
I for payment.
BXGGER’S .
EXClIA.XdE ,S- LOTTERY OFFICE.
RICHMOND, Va.
Thirty Thousand Hollars.
Ten Thousand Hollars.
In ion €nn a I lottery, Class JYo. 4
To he drawn in Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 25, 1332.
51 No. Lottery, 8 Drawn Ballots.
CAPITALS.
1 Prize of $30,000 D $80,000
1 do 10,000 lO.Ofty)
1 do 8,000 8,000
1 do &.000 5,000
1 do 4,81)2 4,81)1
11 Prize* of 1,000 1 ] ,000
tie. tee.. &c.
Tirkets $10, Halves $3, Quarters $2 50.
For sale in the usual great variety ftt the Exchange and
Lottery Office of T1IO. B. RIGGER,
Corner opposite Jingle Hotel.
H > Onlcr< meet the most prompt attention, and tho Oflfc.
clal drawing forwarded to all those who may desiro rh
F.-h. 7 M0—td
I’ OCUST HILL FOR SALK—By virtue of a doed
A of trust, executed hy Joseph A. Hoy all and Mary ».
Royal), his wile, bearing date the 22d day of June, 1827,
ami duly recorded in the Clerks’ Office of the County Court
of Powhatan, for purposes therein mentioned, 1 shall, on
Saturday, the 3d day of March next, (1*^32.) in the town
of Jefferson, at the Store of Wolthal fit Michnux, proceed
to sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, tho Tract of
Land called “Locust Mill,” lying on Jaftics river, iMsr
tlic said (own, ami containing by estimation, ono hundred
and fifty-seven acres, be the same morn or less. Acting
as Trustee, I shall convey such title only, as I hold under
the said deed.—The terms will ho very accommodating,
and made known on the day of sale, hy
JOHN W. NASH. Trustee.
wtd*
Treasury Df.pa*t.wknt, f
nth Jan. 1832. 5
MJOTirE is hereby given lo the proprietors of the lour
1 * and an half per rent, slock, created in ptm^ianeo of
an Act of Congress, passed on the 21th day of May,
1321, that the Certificates of the said slock, will be pni<L
on the first day of April next, lo the proprietors thereof, or
their legal representatives or attorneys duly constituted,
on the presentation and surrender ol the said Certificates,
at the Treasury or at the Loan Office where the same may
stand credited.
j NOTICE is further given, that no transfer of the Cers
[ tifientes of said stock, from the books of the Treasury, or
.my l^nn Office will he allowed after the first ii*y of
March next.
\nd al-o, that the interest on all the OerhIkates »f fho
said slock, will cease mid determine on the ^Ist day ol
March next.
I.01HS Me LANE, Sec’v of the Treasury
Jan 12,1832. 71— laflAp

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