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JVb€*' for *1 hsy nr»» wntu it h» Mr. I*am%n IIla^chakd upon
•bu picture ol ft boy vmlvsrvmi*; to Iny salt upon rho tail ol a bud.
•'Gently, fonllji yrt, tmiojg ■triuip’r !
Light of head tnd )iglil ol hoo|—.
F.m* tlm hiid psreoiVM its daogori
On it «lil> steal.
Bilfore !- ha ! tour srh*'in*» is tailing
No •• pursue )our pteMjr prvy —
F#*#» your shadow on Hie piling
Sturth-s it awny.
Hush * your step soma note is giving ;
Not n whisper not it hn*u»h !
WstrhfiH Iw» ss slight thut • living
Ami tm niutu ss death •
GUde os, pisiuliks, still ineliiung
Down wards oV* it ; or, m .nro
A« the rtni it on u* .liinrog,
•Twill rse.ipt* tho lure.
C-otion I now you’re nearer creeping.
Nearer ret - iiow nlill it >tnu !
Sure the winged cteature s • looping,
Wtnpl In lure.t die n in. ;
CnMen tight* that hirtl i. »eei:ig.
Nett uf green or iiio.ay hongii ,
Not n thought it hntli of Ihoiug—
Yro, you II catrli it now !
How your eye* hegn to twinkle '
Silence, ami you II aci'eely Tail;
New ••nop i|»wn and aoltly sprinkle
Suit upon it* mil.
Yrt yon hara it in yonr lather.
Never more *r> skim thn akin* ;
Bodge thn tail on it* too* leather —
lla ! it fltai, it fllca!
Menr it-haik ! among thn huahnn,
Laughing nl your id In lure* !
Buy, tlio *«lf **mn feeling gushes
Through my heart and your*
Bridled tpnrtamaa. ehildiih .Mentor.
How have I lienn—Iniple** fault’.—
It'll likn you my ho|>o« to contra
la a grn n of tall!
Time, thy feather turn* to arrows-;
I for t»ll havo umd thy suml,
W ruling it on hope*, ike .parrowo,
T’lint elude thn hand
On what capturna 1’vo beon counting,
Stooping thoro, nnd creeping hero,
All to *oo my bright hopo mounting
High into tlio uir!
Half my life Im been pursuing
Plan. I d often tried linfnro,
Rhoptodte* that end in ruin —
I. nnd tlioutunda morn
Thia, young sportsman, bo your warning—'
Tho’ you vo lost nim hour* to-day.
Other* eprnd their life • fair morning
16 no witor way.
LVhnt hath boon my holioat treat nro !
What were yt unto my oyea,
Ihivo, end potto nnd hope and ploature .*
Bird* of I'Hradian!
Spirit* that wo think to captnrn
By a falao and ohildith scheme.
Until tear* dirsolvo our rapturu —
Darkncra end* our dtoam.
■J’hrif nro objecti loved the dearest,
Diatnnt a* tho dntzling star ;
And wlien wo nppear tho noarcat,
f'nrtlirft off wo nro.
THua have children of all ages,
bflt ing hli.a before them fly,
Found limit hcsrla but empty cages,
And theit liopet—on high .’•*
Twcnty-accoml Congn'M.-Mem. I .
Mr. President: As it is highly probable that our pro
ceedings on this nomination will he published, I deem it
proper to state shortly the considerations which inllucnccd
my opinion, and will decide my'vote?.
I regard this as a very important and delicate question.
Uis full of responsibility ; add I,feel the whole force of all
!*at responsibility. \\ bile I have been in the Senate, I
have opposed no nomination of the President, except for
cause; and I have at all times thought that such cause
should he plain and sufficient; that it should bo real and
substantial, not unfounded or fanciful.
I hare never desired, and do not now desire, to encroach,
in the slightest degree, on the constitutional powers of the
chief magistrate of tho nation. 1 have heretofore gone far, I
very far, in assenting to nominations which havo been
submitted to us. 1 voted for the appointment of all the
gentlemen who composed tho first cabinet. 1 have oppos
ed no nomination of a foreign minister, and I have not op
nosed the nominations recently before us, for the rc-orgnn
(zation of tho administration. I have always boon especial
ly anxious, that in all matters relating to our intercourse j
with other nations, the utmost harmony, tho greatest unity I
of purpose, should exist between the President and the :
Senate. 1 know how much of usefulness such harmony
and union are calculated to produce.
I am now fully aware, Sir, that it is a serious, a very
serious matter, to vote against Hits confirmation of a mi
nister to a foreign court, who has already gone abroad,
and has been received, and accredited, by the govern
ment to which he is sent. I am aware, that tho rejection
of this nomination, and the necessary recall of the minis
ter, will he regarded by foreign states, at tbe first blush,
as not in the highest degree favorable to tho character of]
our government. I know, moreover, to what injurious
reflections one may subject himself, especially in times of
party excitement, by giving a negative vote on such a
nomination. Hut, alter all, I am placed here to discharge
a duty. I am not to go through a formality; I am to per
form a substantial and responsible duty. I am to advise
the President In matters of appointment. This is my con
stitutional obligation; and I shall perform it conscien
tiously and fearlessly. I am hound to say, then, Sir, that
for one, 1 do not advise nor consent to this nomination. I
do not th'okita fit and proper nomination; and my reasons are
foimd in the letter of instructions, written by Mr. Van Hu
ren, on the 2»)th of July, 1829, to Mr. McLanc, then go
ing to the Court oi England, as American minister. I
think those instructions derogatory, in a high degree, to
tho character an I honor of the country. I think tliey
show a manifest disposition in the writer of them, to estab
lish a distinction between his country and his party; to
place that party above the country; to make interest at a
foreign court, for that party rather than for the country;
to persuade the English ministry and the English monarch,
that they had an interest in maintaining, in the U. States,
the ascendancy of the party to which the writer belonged.
Thinking thus of the purpose and object of these instruc- I
lions, I cannot be of opinion that their author is a proper j
representative of the United States at that court. There
fort: it is, that I propose to vote against his nomination. It !
is the first time, I believe, in modern diplomacy, it is cer- ’
tainly Ihc first time in our history, in which a minister to j
v. iinvi^u wun mdKo favor ior one party at
home, against another; or lias stooped from being the rc
proscntalivc of the whole country, to he tho representa
tivo ol a party. And as this is the first instance in our
history of any such transaction, so I intend to do all in rnv
power to make it the last. For one, I set my mark of dis
approbation upon it; I rontrihuto my voice and my vote
to make it a negative example, to be shunned and avoided
hy all the future ministers of the United States. If. in n
deliberative and formal letter of instructions, admonitions
and directions are given to a minister, and repeated, once
and again, to urge these mere party considerations on tho '
foreign government, to what extent, is it probable, the
writer himself will lie disposed to urge them, in his one '
thousand opportunities of informal intercourse, with the
agents of that government?
I propose, sir, to refer to some particular parts of these
instructions; hut before I do that, allow me to state, very
generally, the posture ot that subject, to which these par
ticulars relate. That subject was the state of our trade
with the British West India colonies. I do not deem it ne
cessary now to go minutely into all the history of that
trade. The occasion does not call for it. All know, that
by tho convention ot 1815, * reciprocity of intercourse
was established between us and (Jreat Britain. The ships
of both countries were allowed to pass, to and from each
other respectively, with the samo cargoes, and subject to
the same duties. But this arrangement did not extend to
the British Best Indies, I here, our intercourse was cut
off. Various discriminating anil retaliatory arts were pass
od.hy England and hy the United States. Eventually, in
the summer of 1825, the English parliament passed an act,
offering reciprocity, so far us the currying trade was con
cerned, to nil nations, who might rliu.su, within one year, I
to accept that offer.
Mr. Adam’s administration did not accept that offer; first i
because it was never officially communicated to it; second- J
fy, because, only a few monthsbefore, a negotiation on the I
very same subject had been suspended, with an under- I
»t*ndmg»that it might he resumed; and thirdly, because !
it was very desirable to arrange the whole matter, if pos
sible, by treaty, in order to secure, if we eould, the ad- j
mission of our products into the Hrilish islands for con- |
sumption, as well as the admission of our vessels. This
object hanl been c;irric*lly pur9u<*<l ever find llie peace of
1815. It vvm ln<Mftte<l on, ;t* every hotly know**, through (
the whole ol Mr. Monroe's administration, fie would not
treat at all, without treating ol this object. He thought
the existing state of things bettor than any arrangement, I
which, white it admitted our vessth into West India poits.
s-ill left our productions subject to such duties there; that I
they Could not Ik carried.
Now, sir, Mr. Adam’s administration was not (he first to |
take this ground. It only occupied the some position which I
Its ptedscotsoi had taken. It saw no important objects (o >
be gained by changing the state ol things, unless that
change was to admit our pi<shut* into the British West
Indies, directly from our ports, and not burdened with ex
cessive duties. The direct trade, by Knglish enactments
and American enactments, had l>ecoinc closed. No Bri
tish ship nunc here from the British West Indies. No
American ship went from us to those places. A circui
tous trade took place, through the islands of third powers;
and that circuitous Undo was, in many respects, not disad
vantageous to us.
In this stale ol things, sir, Mr. Mcl.anc was sent to
England; and he received his instructions from the Secre
tary of State: In the«c instructions, and in relation to this
subject of the colonial trade, are found the sentiment of
which 1 complain. \\ hut arc they? Let us cxuminc, and
Mr. \ an lturen (d!s M r. Me Lane “l/ie opportunities
which you hare derived from u participation in our pub
lic councils, as well as other sources of information, trill
enable you to speak with confidence (as far as you may
deem it proper and useful so to do), of the respective
parts taken by those to whom the administration of this
government is note committed, in relation to the course
heretofore pursued upon the subject of the colonial trade."
Now, this is neither more nor less than saying, “you
will be able to tell the British minister, whenever you
think proper, that you and I and the leading persons in this J
administration have opposed thu course heretofore pursued I
bj the government and the country, on the subject of the
colonial trade. Be sure to let him know, that, on that
subjert, tvc have held with England, and not with our
own government." Now I ask you, sir, if this be dignified
diplomacy? Is Jjds statesmanship? Is it patriotism, or is it
mere party? Is it a proof of a high regard to the honor
and renown of the whole country, or is it evidence of a
disposition to make a merit ol belonging to one of its politi
cal divisions? * 1
I be Secretary proceeds: “ Their views (that is, the
views of the present administration) upon that point have
been submitted to the people of the t’nited States; anil
the counsels byirhieh your conduct is now directed, are
the result of the judgment expressed by the only earth
*.V tribunal to which the late administration was amena
ble for its acts."
Now, sir, in the first place, there is very little reason to
suppose that the first part of this paragraph, is true, in
point of fact. I mean that part which intimates that the
change of administration was brought about by public dis
approbation ol Mr. Adam’s conduct, respecting the sub
ject of the colonial trade. Possibly, so much was then
said on a subject which so few understood, some that dc
greo ol impression may hare been produced by it. But
be assured, sir, another cause will be found, by future
historians, for this change; aud that cause will be the pop
ulaiity of a successful soldier, united with a feeling, made
to be considerably extensive, that the preferences of the
people in hi* behalf had not been justly regarded on a pre
vious oceadon. There is, sir, very little ground to say
that “the only tribunal to which the late ammistration whs
ainunablo 1 has pronounced any judgment against it for its
conduct on the whole subject of the coloniu! trade.
Hut,(however this may be, the other assertion in the para
graph is manifestly quite wide of the facts. Mr. Adams’s
administration did not bring forward this claim. I have
stated, already, that it had been a subject, both of negoti.v
(ion and legislation, through the whole eight years of Mr.
Monroe s administration. This the Secretary knew, or
was bound to know. >\ hy then does he speak of it as se.t
tip liy the late administration, and afterwards abandoned
hy them, aud not now revived ?
"u‘ me most nutnlluntng part of tho whole follows:—
ro setup the art* nf the late administration, as the
cause of forfeiture of privileges, which would otherwise
be extended to the people of the United States, would
uiu/< r existing circumstances, be unjust in itself ami
could not fail to excite their deepest sensibility."
So, then, Mr. President, we nre reduced, arc we, to the
poor condition, that w« see a minister of this great repuh
public. instructed to argue, or to intercede, with the Bri
tish minister, lest he should find us to have forfeited our
privileges; and lest these privileges should no longer be
extended to us ! And wc have forfeited those privileges
by our misbehav iour, in chusing rulers, who thought bet
ter of our own claim, than of the British! Why, sir
ibis is patiently submitting to the domineering tone ol the
British minister, I believe, Mr. Huskisson—(Mr. Clay said
“ no, Mr. Canning.”)—Mr. Canning, then, sir, who told
us ♦fiat all our trade with tho West Indies was a boon
granted to us by the indulgence of England. Tho British
minister calls it a boon, and our minister admits it is a pri
vilege,^ hopes that his royal majesty will be too gracious
lo decide that wo have forfeited this privilege, by our be
haviour, in the choice of our rulers 1 Sir, for one, I reject
all idea of holding any right of trade, or any other rights, as
spnviltge ora boon, trom the British government, or anv
other government. 3
At the conclusion of tho paragraph, the secretary save
"you cannot press this view of the subject too earnestiu
upon the consuleration of the British ministry. It has
bearings and relations that reach beyond the immediate
question, under discussion.”
And adverting, again, to tho omo subjoct towards the
close ot the despatch, life says, “/will aiLl nothing as to
the impropriety of suffering any feelings that find their
origin inthc past pretensions of this government, to have
an adverse wjluenee upon the present eomluct of Great
I ask again, Mr. President, it this be statesmanship? if
this bo dignity? if this be elevated regard tor country?
( an any man read this whole despatch, with candor, and
not admit, that it is plainly and manifestly the writer’s ob
ject to gain credit with the British ministry for the present
administration, at the expense ol tho past? Certainly’,
this object appears to mo as plain and visible as the sun at
I.cst I should do the secretary Injustice, I will read all
that I find, in this letter, upon this obnoxious point. These
arc the paragraphs :
.“Such is die. present stale of our commercial relations
with the British colonies; and such the steps by which we
have arrived at if. In rev lowing the events which have
preceded,and more or less contributed to, a result so much to
be regretted,(hero will be found three grounds upon which
we are most assailable; 1st, in our too long and too tenaci
ously resisting the right of Great Britain to impose pro
tecting duties in her colonies;” 2nd, &c.
“ The opportunities which you have derived from a par
ticipation in our public councils, a.-, well as other sources
of information, will enable you to speak with confidence,
(as far as you may deem it proper and useful so to do,) of
the respective parts taken by those to whom the adminis
lion ol this government is now committed, in relation to the
course heretofore pursued upon the subject of the colonial
trade. Their views upon that point have been submitted
to the people of the United States; and tho counsels by
which your conduct is now directed, arc the result of the
judgment expressed by the only earthly tribunal lo which !
the late administration was amenable for its acts. It should !
be sultiricnt that tho claims set up by them, and which j
caused the interruption of the trade in question, have been '
explicitly abandoned by tlioso who first asserted them, and !
arc not revived by their successors. If Great Britain ■
deems it adverse to her interests to allow us to participate
in the trade with her colonies, and finds nothing in the 1
extension of it to others to induce her to apply the same !
rule tous, she will, we hope, he sensible of the propriety
ol placing her refusal on those grounds. To set up the |
acts of the late administration as the causo of forfeiture of I
privileges which would otherwise be extended to the peo- '
pic of the l nited States, would, under existing circuin- i
stances, he unjust in itself, and could not fail to excite I
..mi wn-ii'imy. i ne mne ol lecling which a
courso so unwise and untenable is calculated to produce,
would doubtless be greatly aggravated by the conscious
ncss that Great Britain has, by order in council, opened
her colonial ports to Russia and France, notwithstanding
a similar omission oil their part to accept the terms offered
by the act of July, 1825. You cannot press this view of
tiic subject too earnestly upon the consideration of the
British ministry. It has bearings and relation* that reach
beyond the immediate question under discussion.”
“* wi*l add notiiing as to the impropriety of suffering any
feelings that find their origin in the past pretensions of'
this government to havu an adverse influence upon the i
present conduct of Great Britain.”
Sir, I submit to you, and to the candor of all just men,
if I am not right in saying, that the pervading topic
through the whole, is, not American rights, not Ameri
can interests, not American defence, but denunciation
of past pretensions of our own country, reflections
on the past administration, and exultation, and a loud
claim of merit, for flic administration now in power._
Sir, I would forgive mistakes ; I would pardon the
want of information; I would pardon almost any thing, j
where I saw true patriotism and sound American feeling;
but I cannot forgive the sacrifice of (hi* feeling to mere
party. I cannot concur in sending abroad a public agent
who has not conception* so large and liberal, as to feel,
that in tlio presence of foreign courts, amidst the monar
chies of hurope, he is to stand up for his country, and his
whole country; that no jot nor tittle of her honor is to come
to harm in his hands; that ho is not to suffer others to re
proach either his government or his country, and far less
is he himself to reproach either; that he is to have no ob
jects in his eye but Ameiean objects, and no heart iri his
bosom but an American heart; and that he is to lorget self,
to forget party, to forget every sinister and narrow reeling]
in his proud and lofty attachment to the republic, whose
commission he bears.
Mr. President, I have discharged an exceedingly un
pleasant duty, the most unpleasant of rny public life. But
I have looked upon it us a duty, and it was not to bo
shunned. And, Sir, however unimportant may be the'
opinion of «o humble an individual as myself, I now only I
Wish that I might be heard by every independent free
man in tbe United States, by the British minister and the
BrilUh king, and by every minister and every crowned
In-ad in hurope, while standing here in my place, I pro
nounce my rebuke, as Kolemniy and as decisively as I
can, upon this first instance, in which an American ml* i
iiister lias Utii sent abroad, as the representative of his
party and not as the representative of his country.
RI.MAIUII or MR. Hill.Mrs.
Mr. President: In ottering these resolutions, [proposing !
an inquiry, Kc.J I am govermul by the expectation that1
the Inquiry proposed by them will lead to dwclosuie* in
regurd to transactions which are still involved iu conside
rable mystery, l’ublic opinion is not yet settled down as
to the true causes of the late explosion in the Cabinet.
That a Cabinet of the President’s own selection and !
whose official duties had, by his own admission, been per- j
formed to his entire satisfaction, sltould so soon be dispersed,
is an event so extraordinary in the history of this country, '
that the public, and especially the Senate, have aright to
Ih> informed ot the causes which led to, or operated in.
producing such a strange result. The people, whose mo
nev has been squandered to derange and re-organize this
Cabinet, are interested in this inquiry. If the gentleman
whose nomination is now the subject’of consideration, has
in any way contrived or contributed to bring about
the event, it would go iar to disqualify him lor the
office to which he has been nominated, and il not,
it is due to him that the inquiry should ho had.
—Suspicion rests heavy on hint, and, when that is the
case, it is always good ground Ibr investigation. 1 did ex
pect that his friends, instead of objecting, would have con
sented to, and insistvd upon the investigation proposed by
the resolution. Is it because they fear the result? They
say not—but Ute inquiry proposed is not in terms what it
should lie. I, Sir, have never Insisted that the form of
the resolution should he preserved. If I ean obtain the
object, 1 will pul them in any shape which may be agreea
ble to a majority ol the Senate. That this must be\m rx
parte inquiry, and when Mr. Van Huron is absent at such
a distance that lie cannot be informed of tl»e investigation*
which affect his character, I can only say, that il^a man
will consent to take an appointment in the recess, knowing
that the Senate must pass upon him in his absence; he
takes the hazard of an ex parte investigation, or is willing
to trust his case in the caro of Ins friends. Sir, if it bo
otherwise, the Senate is entirely precluded from anv in
quiry into Ids merits until he chooses to return, or the Pre
sident is pleased to recall him.
lor myself. Sir, 1 am opposed to this nomination on
other grounds, and 1 propose this inquiry rather to satisfy
others, although on this point I should prefer to be satis
fied. I am against him, because be lias humbled us in the
eyes of foreign nation*. He lias surrendered the rights of
this country to (>rcat Hritain to sustain his party. It is the
first time this country was ever thus disgraced; and I
would it should be the last. And, if 1 had no other rea
son, his appointment in the recess, to fill a vacancy created
in the recess, is onough forme. I have always disapprov
ed sending off a minister in the recess of the Senate, w ith
out the most imperative reasons. It is compcUing the Sc
nato to approve the appointment, or subject us to the loss of
the outlit. 1 would at that expense, break up the practice
it wouhfbc an essential saving. It is, moreover, evading
hat constitutional check which (he Senate woro designed
to havo in tho appointment of Ambassador, and in our to
reign negotiations, I would protect the exercise of this pow
er by the Senate, and nover surrender it.
It is objected to these resolutions that they are not suffi
ctcntly *^'r» ^ *9 1,01 expected that amotion for
inquiry will he drawn with the saint precision as an indict- !
rnent. If you can designate the acts precisely, there is no
necessity for inquiry. It is for want of a full know ledge
® , particular acts that inquiry has become necessary.
e know full well that the political movement referred
to in the resolution, has been differently explained. Mr.
an Uuren himself could not remain without a disfran
chisement. » hat particular disfranchisement that was,
the public has not yet learnt. Wc would like to know
wliat privileges of a free citizen ho was compelled to sur
render, as the price of his office, and whether that surren
V s 7ay connected with the removals and tho
other resignations. Will any ono say, or pretend, that the
participation in that extraordinary affair, would not affect
his qualifications as Minister? Sir, whoever brought about
the explosion, is unfit for any office. The whole of that
nation was convulsed l.y it. And a stain is east upon this
aitii.,„,Biratlon which can never bo effaced. The exchange
of offices, too, hy tho late Minister, andtl.e appointment of
»n Huron to succeed him ; and so soon after this ex
plosion, furnishes a sufficient ground for inquiry. The
ate minister had been out but a short time; he had scarce
ly become acquainted at (ho court where he was sent.—
- b? s,ron? reasons lor recalling a minister, and
supplying h,t placo with a new man, and the expense
S<!,|,b ,,,evcr, blc.,mci,"cd, unleM 'he public good mani
festly demanded K. Ibis looks much like making provi
sion lor a man who, from mysterious circumstances, had
been compelled to quit the office which lie had held : and
l know no principle in this government, which will justify
creating offices or vacancies lo provide for favorites, or to
reward a partisan.
lh> the friends of Mr. Van Buren object to the Inquiry?
I hey say no; it is tho resolution to which they object —
And yet their reasoning goes against any inquiry. But if
the objection is to the manner or extent of tho inquiry
why not propose to amend the resolutions, or offer one of
their own? Indulging in objections which go to the form
and winch seems to ha caption* withal, indicates strongly
a wish to suppress all inquiry. It is objected, that the in
vestifratton proposed may disclose impeachable matter —
I bis is always the bugbear lo frighten us away from all
investigation into tho conduct of any man. and to placo cv
ery officer of your government beyond tho reach of re
sponsibility. But really it seems to mo to b« exceedingly
out of place here. We may find matter that would fin
peach Mr. \ an Buren! How? In what office would he In*
impeachable? Not as Secretary of State; for lie is out of that
office. Not as Minister to Great Britain; for in that office
lie, as yet, has done nothing. Hoiv, then, I repeat, can
we possildy he in any such danger? It docs appear to me,
that this is the weakest of all objections. But one word
furthar in answer to this hacknied objection, as to im
peachable matter. The Senate have a present • xecutive
duty to perform: to ascertain whether Mr. Van Buren is a
proper person for Minister to Great Britain, in order to de
termine whether we can give the President our advice
and consent to his appointment; and in this we arc told
that ive arc restrained hom inquiry, lest this executive
duty, which we are note to perform, shall conlliet with a
future judicial duty which we, by possibility, mav have
to perform! Sir, it is enough to state the objection to show
i s manifest absurdity. And where docs this argument of
the gentleman lead us? It shuts the door of inquiry forev
er, and every man, now in office, nominated for another
must l»e “taken and deemed” worthy, lest (he Senate
sliould stumble upon impeachable matter!
I find, therefore, that Senators who profess to court in
quiry, urge objections, which would defeat all investigation
It must be impossible, then to frame any resolutions, which
would meet then* views; and why should 1 further modify
i these to please them, when they are determined to he sat
isfied with nothing?
Sir, as to the disgrace attached to these resolutions, I
allow no man to judge for me, what is honorable or dis
gracchil. That (hey refer to a disgraceful transaction, I
readily admit. But I have yet toloarn, that if the ndmin
istratation descend to scandalous transactions, that it is be
neatii the dignity of this Senate to call them to account.
A'ute ~t11 u l,er,iaP* due to the public that I should, to
prevent false impressions, explain the reasons why the re
solutions which I offered were laid on tho table, and not
afterwards taken up and acted on. The resolutions were
objected to by some of Mr. Van Buren’s friends, and the
form of them by **oine of those who eventually voted
agrinst him. But several ol his friends had, in debate
urged arguments which would go greatly against any re
solution of enquiry upon this nomination. Such as the
absence ol the person nominated,and the danger of find
ing Impeachable matter. &c.
To these Senators I readily perceived Hut no inquiry
would he acceptable. Of those who finally voted against
the nomination, some wished the resolutions modified —
ro give time to frame thorn, so as to suit all who Wished
inqiury, I moved to lay the resolutions on the table._
W hether any resolution* of inquiry could have been fram- •
ed that would have inct (lie approbation ot the friends of ;
Mr. Van Huren, is not for me to say. After this, I was ,
asked by a member If I intended to call up the rcsolu- :
lions, or “bill ol indictment,” and if I did, when? My an- ,
sjyer was, “Not till the grand jury is lull, it at all ”_ ,
Then, turning to a Senator from New York, I informed
him distinctly that I would let him know to-morrow
whether I should call up the resolutions or not; and, if it
should be my determination to rail them up, ho was to
move to go into executive business, for the purpose of dis
cussing and deciding them.
The next morning 1 drew a substitute for the first reso
lution, as follows:
“ That the nomination of Martin Van Huron as minister
to Great Britain, be referred to a Select Committee- and
that the Committee lie instructed to enquire what were
the causes of the removal from office of the late Secreta
ries of the Treasury and Navy, and the Attorney Genera!
and of the resignations of the late Secretaries of State
and War; and whether Mr. Van Huren had any, and if
any, what agency in bringing about the change of the
late Cabinet.
“ And, also, tocnqrire whether Mr. Van Huren did re
sign his olTiee as Secretary of Slate, under a promise, or
understanding, that he was to be appointed Minister to G
Britain ; and with a further understanding with the late
minister to Great Britain, that he was to be provided with
the place he now enjoys.” T
I showed this to several of my friend*, who were sntis
lied With It. But others preferred the original resolutions,
and, believing no form could he devised by me which
would he acceptable, and that the facts sought to he dis
closed by them, might he ascertained without the inter
vention of a committee, I i •formed the Senator that I
fhould not roll them up, in these words, which 1 wrote
down at the time: “I ain satisfied that the facts to he in i
quired into by the resolutions which I ofleredon Hie norni- i
nation of Mr. Van Huren, rnn he ascertained without a i <
committee; and, therefore, 1 shall not call them up.” Thus •
leaving the friend* of Mr. Van Huren lo prosecute the I
inquiry liy a committee, or to permit (lie tact* to he a*ccr- I
tainei! by each Heruifor for himself. J. ff()I,\fKS
WANTED.—Two Apprentices to learn the Printing <
HusIiicm.—Doya from the country, of steady ha- |
'•its, who can read and write well, would greatly be .„e- I
rerred.— Enquire at (he Office of the Compiler
Jan. 11. r T«-tf |
Fancy OoocIa.
Bl JAC it HKNSLkR, 176 Market street, botweeui
6tb aiul 6th, South side, Philadelphia, otter lor sale,
on reasonable terms, wholesale, a general assortment of
French, German, Euglish and India Fancy Articles. Also,
French ami English Pistols
Heads of all sorts
Musical Boxes, 2,3 and 4 tunes
Mathematical Instruments
Bead Bags und Purses, Dolls of all descriptions
Snuff Boxes of all kinds
Perfumery, Work-boxes''
\ iolins ami \ ioliu strings. Percussion caps, and a great
many other articles too extensive to enumerate.
/•/encA Ckiiia.—Dinner and desert sets, while and gold
ami plain white.
1 ea sets, English and I'ccnch pattern, white aud gold,
gilt (lowered, landscapes and painted Bowers.
Breakfast sets, do do
Besides, a full assortment of all descriptions of French
China. Jan. 24. 80—w4w
171DUCAI ION.—A School for the ensuing year, will
A he opened at the resilience of Francis W. Scott, in
the county of Caroline, about thirty miles from the City of
Richmond, ami the same distance from Fredericksburg.
In this School will he taught, Reading, Writing, Arith
metic, English Grammar, Geography with the use of
Maps, History, anil the Latin and Greek Languages, toge
ther with the I rnnshition ol the French. ’The exercises
of the School, under the immediate superintendence of
the subscriber, will he conducted by Mr. John Scott, who
for ability to teach the above branches, (with the excep
tion of the French,) is recommended by Mr. John Kidd,
of King ami Queen, Kit-hard Morris, dcc’d, ef Hanover,
and A. 1. Rose, ol Station!, in whose family he lias taught
for the laid four years.
Tekms.—For board, washing, lodging, &c. $60
Tuition in the Dead Languages, 20
English, ~ 15
TIlS School will commence its session on the 23d of Ja
nuary, aud terminate the 23d of December following, de
ducting ono month lor a vacation. Six boarders can he
accommodated in the family of the subscriber.—Letters
directed to the subscriber, near the White Chimneys, Ca
roline, will be promptly allcudcd to.
Dec. 30, 1831._[70—law8w]
mroi ICE—The legal heirs ol John Johnson, formerly
-kw of the Goose Pond, Caroline county, Va., deceased,
whose second wife was Elizabeth Dl/.mukes, arc hereby
informed that the said Elizabeth died on the 30th ult., leav
ing sonic negro slaves, to which they, the said heirs, are en
titled,' and which will l>e delivered lo them, if proper ap
plication be made to Mr. Samuel Coffman, Merchant, New
Market, Shenandoah county, Va. It is deemed proper
to remark, that the applicant should lie provided with all
necessary papers to establish his right to claim said slaves.
1°._ 74—w4w*
CHERRY VALE NURSERY’.—The subscriber hav
ing devoted himself lor the last six years to the es
tablishment ol a l'ruit Nursery, hetwcon the Westham
I urnpike, and Old River Road, about one mile above the
City of Richmond, is now enabled to oiler to the public a
selection of I* ruit Trees, Grupo Vines, &c., embracing the
best varieties known toour culture, with those of highest
reputation, recently brought into notice, l>y distinguished
Horticulturalists of other countries. Among the Fruit
Trees are, Apples, Peaches, Apricots, Cherries, Pears,
Plums, Nectarines, Quinces, &c. And ho has now up
wards ol fifty varieties ol native and foreign Grape Vines,
selected with particular regard to our latitude, and em
bracing, as he confidently believes, the very best kinds,
both for wine and the table, which have been found to suit
our climate. Among his native varieties arc, the Catawba,
celebrated for wine, Isabella, Schuylkill, Rluscadc 11, Coo
per s \\ inc Grape, &c.—Cuttings of the various descrip
tions of Grape*, will bo furnished to those who may prefer
them to rooted vines, at $2 per hundred or $15 per thou
sand.—lie has also a regular supply of Asparagus Plants;
all ol which will he sold at comparatively moderate prices,
and so packed as to reach the purchaser without the ha
zard of injury. Catalogues will he furnished to applica
cants at the Nursery, or by John M. Syinm at the James
River Toll House, to wliom reference inay he had.
P. S. John Carter recommends tho native Catawba
Grape as most suitable for making wine.
Jan. 17, 1832._[77—wlfj JOHN CARTF.R.
rglRACi OF LAND and a desirable .Stand for a Phy
sician for Sale.—Intending to remove to another State,
the subscriber offers for sale, the tract of land on which he
resides. 1 his Tract lies in the county of Rrunswick, Va.
on Sturgeon Creek, in the neighlMirhood of the Ebenezer
Acadomy, and contains about 300 acres, one third of which
is in heavily timbered woods, and of tho balance a due pro
portion good low grounds which inay be reclaimed at ail
inconsiderable expense. The residence holds out induce
ments not every day met with. Lying on a much travel
led road, -10 mile* from Petersburg, it would suit any per
son who might wish to open a IIouso of Entortainmout, os
there is no house of that description sufficiently near to in
terfere. It is without hesitation, tho best stand for a
Practitioner of Medicine within my knowledge, as there
is no Physician nearer than .8 miles in any direction.
Rarely, we think, can so large an opening at this day be
found, ft would also answer for a Boarding-house, being
itimiii loss than 2 mile* of the Khenezer Academy. It is
unnecessary to say more, as persons disposed to purchasi;,
will call and examine for themselves. If not previously
disposed nf, it will be offered at Auction on the 28th day
of next February, (being the next day after Brunswick
t ourt.) ITie conditions \vil| be easy and made known on
the day of sale. J. p, \y. MERRITT.
Jiin- 2‘- 80—lawtda
*!( k.— * h« undersigned is desirous of adjusting the
aflairs of his intastalc as spredily as possible, and
therefore requests nil persons indebted to bis intestate to
make payment, as lie cannot delay the performance of his
duties. He also takes this method of notifying all persons
having claims against his intestate, on his individual ac
count, or as security for any person or persons whatever,
to make known to him all such claims without delay. This
notice will be plead in bar of such claims as shall not lie
made known within a reasonable time.
Adm’r of Wm. Cunningham, dec'd
.>nv.J7. 5fi—law 12t Late of Hanover county.
Ohio and Kentucky lands.-ti.cs.,i,scri
bcr oilers bis services to non-resident proprietors ot
lands in the States of Ohio and Kentucky, for the sale
thereof, and payment of the taxes. All letters addressed
to him at Cincinnati, or to John IF. Price, Esq. of Rich
mond, post paii>, will he duly attended to. FFe refers
those to whom he may he unknown, to Chief Justice Mar
shall; Chapman Johnson, Charles Copland, and Sam’l My
I . S.—J. S. will also attend as Attorney at F.aw to suits
in the Federal Courts at Columbus and Frankfort.
Nov.4._ ' 51—wfim
C- I J Wk IJEWARI).—Ran away or was kid
T!’ i Vr JL%- napped in the month of May last,
horn the possession of Mr. Joshua Alvis, to whom he was
then hired, a negro boy named MATTESON, aged about
17 years, well grown, dark complexion, a handsome head
of hair, and a scar above and below his loft eye, occasion
ed by a burn when a child; had on, when he left Mr. Al
vis, a blue coat and black fur hat, (other clothes not re
collected,) but was seen in Richmond, I understand, a day
or so after, with a cap on. From his past habits, disposi
tion and entire satisfaction he expressed, a few days previ
ous to his absence, with his then Master, I am induced to
believe that ho has been kidnapped: if so, I will give fifty
dollars for tho detection and conviction ol the kidnapper
ami fifty dollars for the boy if taken without, or twenty
dollars if taken w ithin, the limits of tho Slate. All per
sons are forewarned from harboring, and masters of ves
sels and others arc forewarned from conveying,said neuro
out of the State. *»
Communications made to Manchester Post-Office.
C hesterfield co., Va., Feb. 4. 85_w Iw
RAN AWAY from the Subscriber, living about four
miles from Fnrmvillc.in tho county of Prince Ed
ward, on the 10th of this month, a Negro Man named An
derson. He w as raised by Mr. Drury Hatcher, of Cum
berland, in whose neighborhood, I understand tho said
man has been seen. I understand, also, that Anderson has
procured free papers, issued by the Clerk of Buckingham,
Goochland or Hanover, to a free man of color, (Thurston
Logan.) 1 infer, therefore, that ho will attempt to leave
the Commonwealth; to guard against which, as far as prac
ticable, I forewarn all Captains, Masters of vessels and
others, from employing the said man or otherwise aiding
him to escape, under such penalties as the laws may »f
ford. I will pay all expenses and a reasonable reward for
the apprehension and delivery of said slave to me, upon mv
farm, or otherwise, to have him lodged in jail so that he
may he delivered lo inc.
Anderson is a tall young fellow, very black, about 5
feet 10 or II inches high, very quick spoken, and consi
dered a great brag; had on when he left home, a blue
cloth coat, napt rollon pantaloons, and a white hat
other particulars not recollected.
Prince Ed ware, 20th Jan. fll wIF
mTOTK E. Commuted t.. the jail of Amhent county
11 on the 3d of October last, as « runaway, a Negro
Man, who calls himself Ned, and said he belonged lo the '
heir* of Mary Stitli, of Prince William, hut now he says!
he is the property of Thomas Lewis, Guilford county, N. j
Carolina. The said fellow appears to he between 4ft and 1
50 years of age, ft feet 10 or II inches high, yellow com-'
plexion, with a very thick head of hair, somewhat grey,
ind a small scar across his no*c—had on when committed, j
an old plaid cloak, blue mixed pantaloons and vest, and an
old pair of black cloth pantaloons and vest with him. The :
owner of said fellow will come forward and prove bis pro* I
nerty and take him aw ay, or he will he dealt with as the !
law directs. ROBERT I,. COLEMAN, Jailor,
for Nelson Dawson, Sheriff
J»n.& 82-wl3w I
The celebrated Timoleon,
| ^4IXTEEN hands high, a beautiful Chesnut, comNn
' *u(! *11 the requisites oi a Race-Horse, great strcugtli,
bone, muscle and sinew, with blood indubitable, perform-!
anccs unequalled, and whose produce have not been sur
passed by that of any other Stallion on the Continent,
both in performance and sale*, will stand a second Season at
IN yanoke, in Charles C ity, the residence of the subscriber,
being his third smeo his return from tho Western country,
whero he stood with unparalleled success, us the records
of that country will shew. The Colts of his first Season,
(now Yearling*,) arc promising, and bid fair to equal his
already distinguished sons and daughters, Sally Walker,
Washington, Nancy Warner, Hotspur, Sally McGhee,
of this country; Vanity, Molo, and others, of the West;
and when it is recollected that tho two seasons Timoleon
stood in this country were in the immediate* neighbor
hood of his celebrated Sire, nothing hut'his well known
quality of transmitting his superior powers to his posterity,
(ever to be regarded in the choice of a Stallion,}could have
caabled him to havo so distinguished himsell on untried
The price of a season will In? $60, payable at the expi
ration of it, with a discount of 25 per cent, to those who
think proper to pay before the end thereof; $73 insu
rance, payable when the property Is changed, or ascer
tained to he in foal, with $1 to tho Groom, cash, in every
instance; 25 cents per day for grain feeding, or $6 per
month, if the money is sent with the mare. Servants’
board and extensive pasturage gratis. No liability for
escapes or accidents, except at the Ferry, at which the
last Year’s experience warrants me in assuring all on the
South Side, that there is no risk, cither with mares or with
mares and colts; seventeen with foals by their sides having
crossed last season without tho slightest injury or accident:
well satisfied of this, lam willing to pay forany injury
received, the extent to be ascertained by referees. Marcs
failing the last reason will he Insured the present at the
price or the season, (discount otr.) Separate enclosures
with post and rail for mares and colts. Respoiuibility for
the season of five marcs will entitle the person to a sixth
My residence is live miles from the Court House, thir
ty-live Iroin Richmond, and twenty from Petersburg.—
The season, already commenced, will expire on the 20th
1 he pedigree and performances of Timoleon have been
often published, ami are well known. The following cer
tificates from gentlemen equally well known to tho pub
lic, show the estimation in which ho was held:
I sold Timoleon to Col. R. R. Johnson, for $4,100, and
believed him then to be superior to any horse in the U.
I sold Timoleon to Col. David Dancy, for $1,300, and 1
have no doubt he is the best race-horse that ever ran in
Virginia, North or South Carolina, which is as lar as 1 am
acquainted. RO. R. JOII\so\
LopyoJ a letter from William It. Johnson to Col. David
Dancy, dated Petersburg, Oct. 3d, 1819.
Dear Sir—I find you are likely to take Timoleon to
the Western Country, irthis should be the case, I hope
most earnestly you may do as well as Jus real merit as a
race-horse deserves. 1 have seen him run in all the races
in \ ir^inia he ever ran. His performances, from one to
four miles, have been such as to do credit to the best run
ner, either in this country or Europe; and his stylo of go
ing is ol the most superior action. His size and blood entitle
him to rank first rate as a Stallion. I never saw but one ol his
colts; that colt is the celebrated Washington; which was
foaled at iny father's; he had not then commenced cover
ing. This colt would have done credit to any horse; in
deed, out of one hundred it would be difficult to select one
his equal; and I would as soon this day enter it in a stake
of from one to five hundred dollars each, as to select from
this season of any covering horse, no matter how many
marcs ho had put to him. Vour obedient servant,
Col. David Dancy. [Feb. 7.] 8<»—w3w
TilE subscriber, who, lor several years past, has turn
ed his attention to the breeding of blood horses, from
some of tho best running stock in the State, finds his stud
so much increased, as to render it necessary for him to dis
pose of a part of it. Ho will, therefore, on Thursday the
15th of March next, if fair, if not, the next fair day, at
Aldie, in the couuty of Loudoun, offer lor sale, to' tho
highest bidder, on a credit ol six months, the purchaser
giving bond with approved security, a number of Marcs
and Colts of the purest blood and highly approved crosses.
Among them he will olfcr:
No. 1.—N etti.e Tor, n sorrel mare got by Trafalgar,*
her dam old Nettle Top, by Spread Eagle imported by Col.
John I loonies of the Howling Green—her dam by Shark_
grand dam by old Janus, out of a thorough bred mare._
Nettle Top is seventeen years old, and is in foal by La
fayette, the property of J. M. Bolts, Esq. of Richmond.
No. 2.—•Vixen, a sorrel mare, full sister lo Nettle Top
No. 1. Vixen is fifteen years old, and was put to Mr.
Bolt’s Gohanna, but it is doubtful whether she is in foal.
No. 3.—Meg Merriless, a bay mare, got by Tra
falgar, her dam by the imported horse Dragon, grand
dam by LamplighUr—her g. grand dam by llighllyer, g. g.
grand dam. by Eclipse, g. g. g. grand dam by Shandy.—
Meg Merriless is thirteen years old, and is in foal by Mr.
IiottVfl Csohannn.
No. 4.—Minerva, achosnut filly by Doct. Thornton’s
Ratler, out of Rosalha by Trafalgar—her dam old Rosalba
was got by Col. Hoomes’ imported horse Spread Eagle out
of Alexandria, which was also imported by Col. Hoomcs’.
Alexandria was bred by Mr. Kidd, and was got by Alex
ander, her dam by \\ oodpecker—grandnm by Philigon,
out of Lord Egremont’s lligh-llyer mare. Minerva will
be four years old in May.
No. 5.—Nell Gwynn, a sorrel filly, got by Doctor
Thornton’s Ratler, out of Vixen, No. 2, and will be four
years old in May.
No. 6.—Mabel, a dark bay filly, got by Sir James,1
out of Meg Mcrrilics, No. 3, and will be three years old
in March.
No. 7. Tiiorn, a bay colt, got by Sir James, out of
Nettle I op, No. 1, and will be three years old in April.
No. 8.—Sky-leaper, a bright bay colt, got by Sir
James, out of Vixen, No. 2, and will be three years old in
No. 9.—Collingwood, a sorrel colt, got by Thorn
ton’s Ratler, out of Vixen, No. 2, and will be two years
old in April.
No. 10.—Constellation, a sorrel colt, by Thornton’s
Ratler, out of Nettle lop, No. 1, and w ill be two years old 1
in May.
No. 11.—Vivian Grey, an iron grey colt, by Lons
dale, owned bv F. B. Whiting, Esq. (Sec Turf Register,)
out of Meg Merrilics, No. 3, and will be two years old in
No. 12.—Septimus, a sorrel colt by Mr. Bolt's (Jo
hannn, out of Vixen, No. 2, and w ill bo otic year nld in
All these mares and colts arc of fine size and appearance
some of the colls arc uncommonly large.
•Trafalgar wu got hjr thn imporicil hurra Mufti, out of Col Tar*
lera e«|ab,ated race mum Calyp.n, full .i.ltir lo llrllair-uhn wa. got
by Old Madlajr, her dam Soliina hy Yorirk,— Gram) dam black 8o
bm? ?T c.arnooght,—great grand dam ths nn)>orlcd Sulim* hy thn
Godolphin Arabian 1
A ,S‘.r ■'u"!0* T" *ot by 8ir Areby* h'*''"mhy Diomodo-hi. grand
dam hy I ilgrrni,- hit groat grand dam by old Fnarnought, which wa>
by Kr-gulua, the be.t ion of the Gudolnhin Arabian. Fearnought, on
the dam aide, wu deaeended from tlarloy’a Arabian, Sir Jame»; gone
directly hack in all bia crop* lo tha boat blood in Koglend and in hia
American pedigree, hraidea hie immediate deaernl from Diomede,
through Sir A-ehjr, he con hi no. I he blood oftwirother hbr.ee, among
the beat ever imported into America, vig: Old Kearnought and More*
ton • I rnveilor.
Aldtc, Jan. 30._ 86— law id.
To Bison
WII.L stand again the ensuing season at my Stable,
fifteen miles from Jackson, twelve from Belfield,
thirteen from Halifax, N. C. thirty-five from \\ urrenton,
and fifty-seven south of Petersburg, Va. The season
will commence the first of February, and terminate the
first of July. He will he let to Marcs at Fifty Dollars the
season, which may be discharged by the payment of For
ty Dollars within the season.—Mures can he insured at
seventy-five Dollars; the insurance money will be demand
ed so soon as the Mare is discovered to lie in foal, or the
property changed—one dollar will he expected to the
• ■room in every instance. Large and extensive pasturage
sown in small grain exnrcssly for Marcs left with the horse,
and separate lots for Mares and colts, and board of servants
gratis. Those sending at a distance, if convenient, will
semi servants with their Marcs, so that they may he at
tended to agreeably to their own instructions. Mares will
be fed, if required, with grain at thirty cents per day. No
responsibility for accidents or escapes, but every precau
tion will be taken to prevent them.
Pedigree.—Monsieur Tnnunn washy Pacolef;ho hy
the imported horse Citizen; he by Pacolet of England; he
by Blank; and Blank hy the Godolpliin Arabian, his dam
by Top Gallant; he by Gallatin, Gallatin by imported Bed- j
ford, fac. he.—His grandam hy Grey Medley, imported
Oscar, imported Fearnought, hr. he. Monsieur Ton*on
is the full brother of Sir Richard, Henry and Champion.
Sir Richard and Champion, have proved to ho superior race
horses, and have never been beaten; the latter now con
sidered the mn«t distinguished horse in the Western coun
try. Monger Ton son has made himself so well known I
**y I''* unrivalled achievements on the Turf, as to render
all further notice unnecessary. TIiomc who <lc*ire to sec a '
more detailed account of his pedigree and performances, I
arc referred to the American Farmer, volume ft, page 3ft0
and also to the Turf Register and Sporting Magazine for1
January 18.*i 1. WILLIAM IVfoODY. j
Mountforest, Northampton, Co. N. 0. Jan. 27. 83_wlw :
41 LATHER W ANTED.—A teacher who is coin- 1
potent to give instruction on the Piano Forte, and
can come well recommended, will mart with encourage
nient in Smithfield, Isle of Wight county, Va., if imrne
diate application he made. One qualified fo teach the ;
I-rcnch language would he preferred.—For information,
address S. \\, Jan. 31. 83—I2t I
A^^l^‘^I'I^I,-'MENT. From thl# date, our business (
. will be carried on under the firm of F. tt J. S 1
Jamet A Co. F. h K. JAMES fa CO.
fab. 1,1832 «|-w0w I

INCoirt!A.MiEHT"IU Am*Ua ®CUU‘**
William B. Foster, Elizabeth Webster, widow of Wil
|*®rn " ehstcr, dee’d, formerly Elizabeth Foster, Polly C
Bsvill, widow ol' Archer Bevill, dec’d, formerly Pollv C*
F«**r, Philip Adaius and Matilda liis wife, formerly Ma
tilda r oster« Joshua Foster, Marston Foster and Ann his
wde, Granville Williamson and Catharine his wife, for
merly Foster, Tilman Foster and Maria his wife, Maria
Foster, willow of Booker F'oster, dec’d, Ann F'oster, Sell
•“ Ida Foster ami Richard F'oster, infant chil
dren ol Booker Foster. dec’d, and Matilda, who sue bv
their mother, as next friend, Pills,
Thomas W. Webster, ex'or or Booker Foster, dec’d,
John S. Foster and Josiali F'oster, Defts.
The defendants, John S. F'oster and Josiah F'oster, not
having entered their- appearance, ami given security
according to the Act of Assembly and the rules or this
court and it appearing to the satisfastion of the court
that .they are not inhabitants of this Commonwealth, on
the motion ol the plaint!®, by their counsel; It is orders
cd, that the said defendants do appear here on the fourth
i iUr!a?y Fcbruary» next, ami answer the bill of the
plaintm*; and that a copy of this order be forthwith insert
ed iti some newspaper published in the city of Richmond,
lor two months successively, an<l that another copy.be post
eu at the front door of the Court-house of this county on
two successive court days. A copy. Teate,
Dec. 2. 69—w8w_ JOHN T. LEIGH, o.
IN CHANCERY.—At Ruios liolden in the Clerk’s Of
lico of the County Cqgrt ol Charlotte, the 6th day of.
December, 1831: J
Lewis Dunn, . PltfT
Edward Edge, Elam Edge, Ascy Edge, Elizabeth Edge,.
Nancy Edge and Grief Barksdale, late SlicrifTol Charlotte!,
to whom was committed administration of the estate do
bonis non of Edward Elam, deceased, with the will annex
cd, Defts
.. .T,‘C , '!L‘r7u,;'nt^’ Edward Edge, Elam Edge, Ascy
Edge, Elizabeth Fslge, and Nancy Fklgo, not having en
tered their appearance, acrording to the Act of Assembly
and the Kules of this Court, and it appearing to the satis
faction ol the Court that they are not inhabitants of thi»
State, on the motion of the Plaintiff by counsel, It ii order
eit, 1 hat the said Defendants do appear here on Uie first
.Monday in March next, and enter their appearance and
answer the Plaiutifl's bill, and give security for perform
ing the decree of the Court, and that a copy of this order
be inserted in the Richmond Enquirer, for two moi.lhs
successively, and posted at the front door of the Court
house of the said county. A Copy. Teste
n<!C 15- _ _ 64—w8w”
IN CIIANCERY.-—At a Court hold for JBuckiiiirhaui
county, tlie 8th day of October, 1B27:
Creed Taylor, an infant, by his father, &c. PI iff
o gainst
Thomas T. Iiottldin, exo’r of David Ross, dcc’d, Robert
K. Dabney, Geo. M. Payne and W. L. Fontaine,ex’ors or
David now, jr. dcc’d , Dells
James Scott, ex’or of John Leslie, dec’d, who wasox’or
or Robert Craig, dec’d, who sue for Daniel Call, trustee,
&c. Benjamin Johnson and others, creditors of David
Ross, jr. dec’d Plttls.
Walter L. Fontaine and Geo. M. Payne, ex’ors ofDavid
Ross, jr. dec’d, and others. Deft*.
On motion to the court, and by consent of parties, it U
ortlered that these causes he referred to tho Master Com
missioner, to state and ascertain the several liens and in
cumbrances on the real estate of David Ross, jr! deceased
to settle the account of tho executors; to state the nature
and true character ol each claim against the estate of the
said David Ross, jr. deceased; whether due by bond bind
ing the heirs or not; and to state any special matter requir
ed by any ol the parties to be stated, or deemed pertinent
by the Commissioner, and make report to the court.
A Copy. Teste, R. ELDRIDGE, Jr. D. C.
The parties interested will please take notice, that I have
appointed Monday, the 6th day of February next, to com
iiicnce the accounts directed in the foregoing order, at my
ollioe in Maysville, on which day, at nine o’clock in the
morning, they are requested to attend, with their papers
and vouchers ready for examination and settlement.
Dec. 10. 62— w8w_I). GUERRANT, Com.
IN CHANl ilY:—In Chesterfield County Court,
January Dili, 1832 : 3
Austin Spears, Plaintiff
Winnifred Cheatham, Sally Landrum, Lucy Landrum,
Laban Landrum, Egbert Landrum, and Joseph Landrum,
1 lie defendants, Laban Landrum and Egbert Landrum,
not having entered their appearance, and given security
according to the Act of Assembly and the rules of this
Court, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court,
that they arc not inhabitants of this Commonwealth! It is
()/ dered, 1 hat the said defendants do appear bore on the
second Monday in April next, and answer the hill of the
I laintiU ; and that a copy of this order be forthwith insert
ed in some newspaper published in the City of Richmond
lor two months successively, and another copy posted at
the trout doorof the Courthouse of this county
A copy. Teste, LAWSON NUNNALLY, D. C
Jan- 24_ 80—w8w
JN CD ANCERY.-I„ Powhatan County Court, Janu
Tlioinas Moseley and Benjamin Moseley, Pltffs.
Joseph B. Davis, adm’or ol Richard Moseley, dcc’d
and John Moseley, Bennett Moseley, Richard Moseley!
Edward Moseley, Robert Moseley, Henry Howell, and
Pamela his wife, late Pamela Moseley, Mary Susan
Moseley, and Arthur Moseley; which said John, Bennett
Richard, Edward, Robert, Pamela, Mary Susan, and Ar
thur, are children ol Arthur Moseley, dcc’d; and Elizabeth
Williamson Moseley and Robert Moseley, children of Ro
bert Moseley, deed; the said Robert Moseley, (son of
Arthur,) Mary Susan Moseley, Arthur Moseley, Elizabeth
" illiamson Moseley, and Robert Moseley, (son of Robert,)
being infants under the age of 21 j'cars, Defdt*.
This day came the Plaintiffs, by their Counsel, and filed
(heir hill, and the Defendant, Duvi.s, tiled hi* answer, and
the Defendants, Bennett Moseley, Elizabeth Williamson
Moseley, and Robert Moseley, (son of Robert,) not hav
ing entered their appearance and given security according
to the Act of Assembly and the Rules of this' Court, and
it appearing by satisfactory evidence that they arc not in
habitants of this country: It is Ordered, That the said
Defendants do appear here on the first day of March
Court next, and answer the hill of the Plaintiffs; and that
a copy of this order he forthwith inserted in some news
paper published in the City ol Richmond, for two months
successively, and posted at the front ddor of the Court
house of this County. A Copy. Teste,
Jan. 21. [7»—w8w*] WM. S. DANCE, Clerk.
SN CHANCERY.—At a Court held for Prince Ed
ward County, January the 10th, 1332:
Joseph Redd, Plaintiff,
against .
Martha Mountcastlc, Hooker North, and Jane his wife,
David Mountcastlc, John Mountcastle, and Rebecca
Mounteastle , Defendants.
1 he Delefidant, David IVfountcnstlc, not having enter
ed bis appearance, and given security according to tho Act
of the (Jcncrnl Assembly and the Rules of this Court*
and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that ho
is not :iii inhabitant ol this State—On the motion of llio
Plaintiff, by Counsel, It is ordered, that the said David
Mountcastlc do appear here on the first day of April
Court next, and answer the Plaintiffs bill—and that a
copy ol this order he forthwith inserted in some ono of tho
public newspapers printed in the City ol Richmond, for
two months successively, and also posted at the front door
of tho Court-house of Ibis County. A Copy_Teste,
fob.[s| v.sW’j b.j, woksham,cik.
IN < HaNCERI Mecklenburg County—Nov ember
Court, 1831.
Thomas B. Wall, PltfT.
Hiram P. Roffc, Deft.
T he defendant not having entered his appearance ac
cording to the Act of Assembly and the rules of thia Court,
and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that he is
not an inhabitant of this Commonwealth :—On motion of
tiie. Plaintiff by his Attorney, it is ordered, that tho said De
fendant do appear here on tho third Monday in March
next, and enter his appearance, and answer the Plaintiff*
bill; and that a copy of this order lie inserted in one of tho
newspapers minted in the town of Petersburg or City of
Richmond, for eight weeks successively, and postod a*
the front door of the Court House of said county.
A Copy. Teste. J. J. DALY, D. Cs
Joe 21. 79—w9w"
IN CHANCERYVirginia.—At rules holden ir»
(lie Clerk’s Ollicc of the Circuit Court of Law sn<l
( baneery, for Powhatan County, from the 6th to tho 10th
day of D cceinbcr, inclusive, in the year 1831,
John Jordan, PItflf,
Jephtha Lect, Joseph B. Davis, Benjamin T. Du vis,
Edward Moseley, Amanda Lect, Lucy Ann I*cct, and
Erne lino Lect, Defdts.
I he Defendant, Jephtha Loot, not having entered hi*
appearance and given security according to tho Act of
Assembly and the Rules of this Court, and it appearing
by satisfactory evidence Hint ho is not an inhabitant of
this Commonwealth; on the motion of the Plaintiff, by
John W. Dance, Esq. his Attorney— It it Ordered, That
the said Jephtha Lcet do appear before the Judge of on/
Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery aforesaid, at
the Courthouse of the said County, on the first day of the
next April Term, and answer tho hill of the PlaintifT, and
give security for performing such decree as the Court may
make herein; and th.it a copy of this order ho forthwith in
serted in some newspaper published in the City of Rich
mond, for two months successively, and that another Copy
be posted at the front door of the Court-house of this
County. A Copy. Teste, R. f. fiRAVF.S, D. C.
Jan. 21. 79—w8w'

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