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tliree times a week during the *c**iun of the State l»egi> latuie,— Frier, the same a* heretofore, Five Dol'ai* per annum, payable in ad vance. Notea of chartered, specie-paying bank* (oaly) will be re erivuil in payment. The Kdilor* will guarantee the <afetyof remit ting them by mfcil; the pottage of all letter* being pai l by the writer*. No paper will be tliacontinued, but at the discretion of the iiJilou, until all arrearages have been paid up. . rr 'V hoover will guarantee the payiueut of nine paper*, shall bare the tenth grati*. TKRMd OF ADVERTISING. On" * |<taro,or le**, first insertion, 7ftcent*; each continuance, 6J cent.*. No «dverti*eme:it inserted, until it ha* either been paid for or as.utmod by some person in till* city or it* environ* ALUEMARLK LAND, near the Univirsity. for sole. The subscriber, intending to move to the West, of fers hi* Tract of lAind, in the county of Albemarle, a few mile* from the University of Virginia, for sale. This land lies immediately on the Kivanna river, between the lands of Maj. Thoe. J. Randolph, and Capl. David An derson, and contains by a recent survey, 465 acres. All the cleared land is itt a high state of improvement, under the clover and plaster system, and in a few years maybe made equal to any in Virginia. Of that in woods, a good part is first rate tobacco land. A further description is deemed unnecessary .--rAwl Win determined to sellr a bar gain may be had. CHARLES T. LEWIS. Jan.17. 70—12t ITlXRCUTOiVS SALE.—Wili be sold' to the high _i est bidder, on Wednesday the 11th February next, at the Steam Saw Mill, in Charles City county, Itelong tug to the late firm of Royal «fc Garl'hright—of which firm S. G. was surviving partner—a large quantity of Plank and Scantling. Terms—Ninety days’ credit. JOHN l*. BURTON, acting Hr or. of Samuel OarthrigAt.jr., dec'll. Jan. 24. e‘i—2awtds Of AND FOR SALE.—By virtue of u decree of the M-A county court of Caroline, in Chancery, will he sold at the residence of Mrs. Lucy Hundley, in the county of Caroline, on the 7th day of February, 16:35, on a credit of 12 months, 112 acres of Land, belonging to the estate of Win. K. Hundley,deed., lying on the Reedy Swamp, adjoining the liml of M. Young, John W. Hundley, and others. 1 deem it unnecessary to say an}’ thing in re gard to the quality of the land, as it is presumed that persons wishing to purchase, will first view the land.— Any person wishing to see it, can do so. by application to the subscriber, or to John W. Hundley. ALBERT S. HUNDLEY. Commissioner. Jan. Il'th, 161(5. N. 1(.—If, from any cause, the above sale should not take place on that day, it will be sold at the Bowling Green, on the Monday following, that being Caroline Court. A. S. H. Com. Jan. 24 . 62—It I INTEND visiting the State of Mississippi early in the Spring, oiuhvilLaUemUo entering lands, for t}lo3tt-tukO'-may iliai State, settlement or speclievc, from my know ledge of the public lauds in tTTut State, (having been over and examined much of it last fall,) I can make such se lections, as will not fail to give satisfaction.. To those who may want small settlements, and are posed to visit them previous to removing, 1 can make very ad vantageous locutions, andean bo of great service in put ting them in the way of making settlements comparative - "»<*v—To those who may have negroes which they • -,:--'"*"<l to on themselves, article, is too well known, to i* nut * _ to add a word on that subject. 1 believe portions of tlie State healthy, and others to be sickly : in making loca- j lions for settlements, a due regard will be paid to this, the tjr.i nhj.fftt M* nrsov . . i ««V*ji i luuiigiigva <iuu owuh m trust; continuing irusu resulting trusts; bill to contest or setup a will; ift^p'X tion of assets; partnership; suretyship; assignment}'* off; suits for freedom; husband and wife; infants; idir and lunatics; suits for forfeited or escheated lands; sc facias to repeal letters patent; settlement of hotimlari l>ill quia timet; bill of peace; specific execution; ne cat; foreign attachment; and injunctions. 'I he titles of tin; other chapters are as follows : 2. limi tation of suits in equity; 3. proper parties; 4. matter' which may be comprised in same suit; iV process; <>. plead ings; 7. proceedings at rules; 8. evidence ; !>. change tf r*rtic* by dentli pr marriage; 10. orders entered upon mo tion; 11.hearing of the cnustr^Ei. order directing issn# and proceedings under saint;; lU^orfleT*of'account and proceedings under same; 14. order for sale of property and proceedings under same; .15. rehearing after interlo- . cutory and before final decree; 1(5. final decree; 17. taxing ‘yd'kji/lS. mocte'bf cOni]H‘llir.g performance of decree; ^^■billof review; 20. appeals. ^^Khc volume will have in the fir-it part of it a table of £VHenLsand table of cases cited; and in the conclusion there will be a full index both to this and the former vo lume. About one half of the matter is now printed; and it is expected that in December the publication will lie com pleted. The book will, as soon as it is published, lie for sale at the store of the subscriber, in Richmond. October 17. [47—tl] ROBERT I SMITH. CT ARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS—The sub IT scribcr has received a fuH supply of the above Seeds, (warranted genuine,) from those celebrated seeds men, D. & C. Laiidrctli, of Phil idelpbia, and from the united Society of Shakers, New la-bauon, New York. Large giant Asparagus; early China Mean, yellow do. six weeks do., large Lima do., large Windsor do., Caro lina do.; early blood turnip Beet, early yellow do., lone blood red do., French sugar or amber do., mange) wurtzcl . dk; large purple cape Rrocoli; early York Cabbage, large York do, Philadelphia do, early Battersea, ear ly sugarloaf, large drumhead, large Bergen, green Viazed, red Dutch, g.eeii glolic Savoy; green curled wavoy; white solid Celery, red do; long orange Car tful, Altringham do., broad-leaved garden Cress, car* *ly frame Cucumber, loti£ prickled do., early cluster do., Gherkin, green curled Endive, early golden Sioux Corn, early Tuscarora do., green curly Scotcn Kale,early curled Silesia Lcttuco, large cabbage do., ice do., brown Dutch, nutmeg Melon, green citron do., Murray’s pine apple do., Watermelon, purple Egg Plant, white Mustard, large Nasturtium, white Portugal Onion, yellow do., sil ver skin do., red annual do.,Okra, Lnndretit's extra early Peas, early six weeks do.,early frame do., early Washing ton do., Bishop’s early prolific, dwarf green imperial large marrowfat; long smooth French Parsnip; curled Parsley; ox heart Pepper; large cheese Pumpkin, field do; early scarlet short top Radish, long salmon do., long white summer do., cherry or scarlet do., white turnip do?; Rhubarb; Spinach, round and prickly; orange warted j HcpUsh, white Canada do.; Salsify or vegetable Oyster; Tomato; Sage; early white Dutch Turnip, red top do., yel low Aberdeen do., globe do., rutabaga, do., potato Onion * sets, top or tree do., silverskin do. fl.r* Orders received for Grape Slips, and Ornamental mid Fruit Trees. WM. PALMER. Jsjawarv 'A4. Mi—iinwtf HTCMMOND, FREDERICKSBURG AND PO I'O MAC RAIL-ROAD.—At a meeting of the Pre sident and Directors of the Company on Llth January, 1835., Rxvas, Resold, Tkit a further sum of $•" on each share be /egnited from the Stockholders; and that the same lie deposited in tir Bank of V irginia by the respeetive Stockholders, to the credit of the Company,on or before the 10th of Eel*, neat. WM. P. SHEPPARD, Treasurer. #•» I • 78—I IMF 17VCLIP8K wifi make his next season—Spring 1835— Id at my son's, Edward Johnson's, in the county of Dinwiddie; 30 miles south of Petersburg, on the old stage jond. MONSIEUR TONSON will mske his next season at my son's, Goorge W. Johnson's, in the county of Ches terfield. Particulars ia time. W. R. JOHNSON. Dec. 30. 71 tf WAS 111NO TON.—This celebrated Race-Hsrsc and Stallion, (the sire of llanslap, Macduff, Tom Brown and others.) will stand the ensuing season ot Csrtersvillr ot at Buckingham Court-house. jan. ir». [78—mj David o. coupland. I ABORERS W A NTED-—-The Hubscrilier wants to ~d employ 35 or BO laborers, and 4 or 5 good teams.— On immediate application five or six months’constant employ will be given to industrious men. Such as aro accustomed to chopping and hewing will be pr<*fi rred. Apply at the Jewellery Store of Mr. John McConnolTi Mam Street. THOMAS A. MERA. 7. 53- tf ) VALiUAIfEE ULUUGESTER LAND for Sale.— By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Gloucester county, pro nounced at October Term. 1K14, in a cause therein de pending between George T. F. Lonnier & Co., plaintitr, and Warner Is. Oliver and others defendants; will be exposed to sale by auction, for rash, at Gloucester Court-house, on the first Monday in March next, (being Court day,) that beautiful und valuable Kstate, called Violet Bank, the residence of the late Thomas B. Fox, dec'd. This estate lies immediately on l’oropotank creek,and within a mile of York River, and of course it is very convenient to the oyster trade, which is carried on to a great extent, on that River—It contains about six hundred acres of Land, perfectly level, and is believ ed to be well timbered; on the banks of the crock there are inexhaustible bods of mar! and shells. The im provements consist of a spacious brick mansion, with every other house necessary for the farm, all of which are believed to be in good repair. This land will be sold subject to the right of dower therein, of the widow of Thomas B. Fox: with tills exception, the title is deemed good, but a deed with special warranty only, will be made to the purchaser. AUGUSTINE L. DABNEY, THOMAS C. AMOllY, WILLIAM H. ROY, January 20. [HO—2awtds] Coin in Usionrrs. VALUABLE ESTATE FOR SALE.—The sub scrilier, in view of a settlement in Mississippi, is desirous of disposing of his property in Virginia, and of fers for sale u most desirable Estate of about eleven hundred acres of land, situated in Stafford county, about s vyn miles below the town of Fredericksburg, and bor dering on the Rappahannock River. This estate includes the tracts commonly known as the S.nowius and Ff.riit Farms,and unites advantages rarclymet with, and such as entitle it to be regarded as one of the most desirable farms in this section of the State. The uplands are pro ductive, and remarkably well supplied with both wood and water—clover and plaster succeed well upon them; and a fair proportion of them has been cleared, and. is now in fine order for firming operations, having been, for some time, cultivated under an improving system. The low-lands compose a con siderable portinn of the estate, and are of the most valuable description, consisting in part of an exten sive alluvial meadow, situated upon the river border, perfectly reclaimed, long distinguished for abundant hay crops, and of unsurpassed fertility. The improvements consist of a large two-story dwelling-house, with vari ous buildings, convenient and appropriate for plantation purposes. But it is considered unnecessary hero to at tempt a further description of the property, as it is pre sumed that ail persons disposed to purchase, will make a personal examination, and such an examination, it is believed, will abundantly shew, that in every point of view —for health, for fertility of soil, for local advantages, ns well in regard to society, as convenience to market, the estate now offered for sale, is surpassed by none in this part of Virginia.—For terms of sale and other par ticulars, reference may be had to John A. Morson, Esq., at Snowden, or Arthur A. Morson, Esq.; in Fredericks burg. WILLIAM MORSON. January LI. 77—12t Albemarle land; near the University of Vir . ginia, for sate.—A Tract of Land, lying in the county of Albemarle, containing about Gut) acres ; it > hounded by Charlottesville on the west, and ext<-' ll 'nna river on the cast, embracing n ** P the river, more convenient • 4 r other. There is also i the erection of machine. 4i«U.a •rood Grist nnd.53aw H i... ' % ' .a * *’*• 'endiiyr.tp tmiove to the Y^cst, I offer for sale, my Ainn, two miles south of Oxford, on Fishing Creek, .ining 1,034 acres; 200 of which are low grounds, ed and ditchbd. On it,is a dwelling House contain six rooms, with the necessary out houses, and a con dent Spring of excellent water. Also, my Mill tract, , miles south of Oxford, containing 1,040 ncres, 180 vhich are low grounds of superior quality, and 500 of 3. tobacco laud in woods. On this tract, there is a good \< Mill, and an abundant supply oftiinber, a comforta dwelling House, an<l the usual out-houses. The wa terpower on each of these tracts is valuable, and easily rendered available. Likewise, the tract on which 1 re side, of 100 acres. The dwelling House oil this tract, contains 12 rooms, besides four cellar rooms, all finished in the best style of modern architecture, with corgunpnd • r-.. -.s uii moving, 1 would sell a great bargain, and on very accommodating terms' Apply to the subscriber, at Oxford, or to A. \V. Venable,esq., of Clarksville, Va., who is authorised to actformo. Til. T. HUNT. Oxford, Granville co., N. C., Jan. 2, 1835. Jan 15. 78—0t* UTOT1CE.—Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Su perior Court of Law and Chancery for the county of Hanover, pronounced on the 20th day of Oct., 183*1, in a suit therein depending, James and wife against Bird and others, the undersigned Commissioner named in the said decree, will sell on the 3d day of February, 1835, at the front door of the Bell Tavern, in the City of Rich mond, for cash, all the slaves named in the said decree, belonging to the estate of Louisa M. Bird, dcc’d. TIIOS. R. BIRI), Commissioner. January 20. 80—3t* IN CHANCERY- Unitkd States Court, f»th Cir cuit and Eastern District of Virginia, December 8th, 18:14 : Thomas Craig, George Rutherfoord, Robert Montgo merie, Robert Spier, Robert Kauhl, Alexander Kerr, Thomas White and David Work, Plaintiffs, ageinst James Scott, executor of John I^sslic, deceSffol, who was executor of Robert Craig, duceascd, Thomas Ben dle. Patrick Coutts, and the said James Scott in his own ri^lit. Defendants. The plaintiffs this day preferred a petition to the court, in this cause ; which is received and ordered to be filed. And upon consideration thereof, anil for reasons appearing to the court, it is, on the motion of the plaintiffs, Ordered, That a summons be issued, from this court, by the clerk thereof, requiring ThomasT. Swann, Samuel G. Swann, Dabney M. Wharton and Anne his wife, formerly Anne Swann, Nelson Robinson and Jane his wife, formerly Jane Swann, distributees of Samuel Swann, deceased, (all said, in the jx-tition aforesaid, to be citizens and in habitants of the State of Virginia A plaintiffs, in a suit brought' by them, and now depenoiiig in the honorable Superior Court of Henrico, in the State of Virginia, against Jefferson Swann, executor of John Swann, de ceased, who was executor of Samuel Swann, deceased, to appear here on the first day of the next term of this court, to show e.v se, if any they can, why they should not be barred and precluded from any recourse against, the estate, monies, and effects of Robert Craig, dee d, un der the control of this court; and, in the meantime, Commissioner Hilary Raker is ordered: 1st, to take an account of the debts, if any, still due from the said Robert Craig, deceased, or from bis estate; and to enable him to ascertain flic snmc, lie is directed to advertise for three months in one of the newspapers pub lished in »he eity of Richmond, for creditors ot the said Robert Craig, deceased, or of his estate, if any aueli cre ditors then* be, who have not been paid, to come in and prove their claims In-fore him, or be forever barred and precluded from all recourse against the estate, monies and effects of tie* said Robert Craig, deceased, under the control of this Court.—2d. To examine and rojmrt to the Court, what, progress has been made in the said suit de pending in the said Superior Court of Henrico, and what delays have taken place on the part of the plaintiffs in that suit, in bringing the same to a final decision. A copy. Teste, RD. JEFFRIES, Clerk. Dec. 18. 1844. N<)TICE TO CREDITOR'S. Commissioner's Orrier., ) Richmond, Dec. 14, 1834. ) Pursuant to the foregoing order of Court, the cre ditors of Robert Craig, deceased, or of bis estate, if any such creditors there be, who have not been paid, arc hereby notified to come in and prove their claims before me, at my office in this city, on or In-fore the 11Kb day of March next, or be forever barred and precluded from all recourse against the estate, monies, and effects oftheMiid Robert Craig, dec'd.. under the control of the said Court. Hit.ARY BAKER, f’sm'r. Draml.i f>7- 4„, ED, for the present year, a sober, steady i-ly »t the Office of the Richmond Jan 'It 82—Wlf VALUABLE Hial ami Personal Property for sale.— Will bo sold by the subscriber, in execution of the trust conferred upon him, by the last Will and Testa ment of John Depp, deceased, on Tuesday the Kith day of February next, if fair, iT not, on the next fair day, oh the premises, to the highest bidder, on a credit of one, two and threeyears, a Tract of I .and, of ahont 183 acres —lying on the Buckingham road in Powhatan county, nbout one mile IxTow Hopkinsville—and the Tavern thereon, called the High Hill Tavern. There is on this land, (besides the tavern,) a stable, kitchen and many oilier convenient ottices—and also a blacksmith's mid wheelwright's shop—all the buildings in good repair._ T he purchase money to he paid in three equal instal ments. And at the same place, and on the same day, will be sold, to the highest bidder, on a credit of twelve months, the following Heal and Personal property, viz: about -14 acres of Land, adjoining the above-mentioned .1 root, also a 1 ract of Land ot about 131.> acres, lying in the same neighborhood, on Dutry’s creek, on which there are valuable improvements. This tract of land will be sold in-two lots or parcels. It is not deemed ne cessary to give any further description of the said pro perty, ns it is supposed that all persons disposed to pur chase, and who are unacquainted with the property, will view it before the day of sale. Six Negro men, and one woman; a variety of household and kitchen furniture ; plantation tools and utensils; and unlock of horses, cows, hogs and sheep. , 11*'* purchasers of the Real Estate will lie required to give bonds, with one or more approved sureties, and a 1 rust Deed on the land purchased, to secure the pay ment of the purchase money. And the purchasers of the Personal property will be required to give bonds, with one or more approved sureties, for ull sums over live dollars, and all sums of, and not exceeding, live dol lars, will he required to he paid down in cash. All persons indebted to the estate of the said Depp, arc requested to make immediate payment—and all per sons having claims against the said estate, arc request ed to present them tor payment, without delay, as the subscriber is anxious to close bis administration in as short a time ns possible. ROYALL MARTIN January 29. [84—tds]_Ez'or, and TtumU Administrators notice All m deb ted to the estate of Garland It. Mitchell, late merchant of Richmond, deceased, are hereby notified and required to make immediate payment to the undersigned : And nil persons having claims against the same estate.will present them, duly authenticated, for payment. JAMES RAWLINGS, .‘Id mini strut or °J Garland II. Mite lull, deceased. November 25. 58 3m HOTSPUR, the Sire <>J Mazeppa, will stand tl» . suing season, at St. Leger, (Mr. John in the county of Chesterfield. U2 miles from Pei 1;» miles from Richmond, and (> miles south of U -^oui Pits. Particulars will be given hereafter. Dec. 25. [70—tfj JOHN B. CHRIS'*" FBI HE IMPORTED HORSE IV ' 0 his next season at the farm 4 miles north of Riehmn- * ..<• Brooke Turnpike le lars in a future nr,T and , are now re ..i of British, Irish, .11 Dry Goods, suitable for .. nicy offer on the most liberal .,licit arc, ...ssiineres, vestings, satinets, paddings, Irish -•*> sheetings, diapers, damasks, white and colored e** drillings, assorted e.old. grass cloth linen pantaloons, ■fls, cambric, jaconet, book and mull muslins, extra ier and common light and dark prints, ginghams, cy muslins, cambric and furniture dimity, furniture ttz, assorted colored embossed and watered moreens, (wels, ingrain, Venetian and other carpeling.-uu^^fl baize, cotton and woollen table Wjjpl^Bfiilt.s and counterpanes, brown and b^^^ued ■F'"‘"-S creguiUtf, osnpburga and JJmTaps, urown anuy ‘•••ft smeetings'ainf sg^yigs, befr.ikcks checks, pla,' ‘ • ■ cotton pantaloons stuff, silk \ nnu couon ui..: olton, silk and cotton handkercuL 1*. S.—All orders punctual. Jan. 8. _^ 7t>— lOt C1ATAWBA GRAPE.—I am at n sell 15, / 000 Catawba Grape Vines, twi years old, raised in this neighborhood. Specir Lne made from this justly celebrated Grape, »en at my store, opposite the Columbian Hole Hr.-*— January 27. [83—tf] D. J, f"T »-> I AW HOOKS, JOURNALS, IS A Leigh's Reports, vol. 4th, just Also, Gilmer, Randolph and 1st, 2d >ign » , ginia Reports. llrnin.rV ■ Journal of 2 ils of the ■t i 17!)0. A —a--,—.,.a or Virginia, iu/$10; and ol tile small Map, at $4—both on rollers and in portable cases. Separate volumes of most of the Reports can be furnished. It is proper to guard the purchaser.! of the Virginia Reports against a pirated edition of the tith Randolph, which has been printed in violation of the copy-right, and thrown into the market. It may be readily distinguished from the genuine edition printed by ‘’S’l Shepherd Co., Richmond, 1829,” by the inferiority of execution, and it is scarcely necessary to remark, that little reliance enn be placed upon the accuracy of a book which has appear ed under such circumstances. The undersigned has it in his power to supply any number of Law Rooks, to purchasers of the above, of the best editions and at the lowest prices, and will prompt ly attend to all orders, without compensation. The Journals of the Conventionsand General Assem bly, contain a mass of interesting ami valuable informa tion, which entitles them to a place in every public ami private Library. WM. II. RICHARDSON, See. Com. S,- Lib. Richmond, Jan. 20. 80—2aw2w a 1OOCHLAND LAND FOR HALE—1 wish to ™.JT sell a Tract of Land,containing I “itO acres, which lies upon the head waters of the Little Bird, about four miles from Mrs. Tinsley's Tavern,and seven from Colum bia on the James River. It is the tract formerly owned by Governor Nicholas; is naturally of very excellent soil, well watered, and more than half of it in timber of good quality. It lies immediately across the Gold region, and the fairest, and most conclusive evidence exists, that it is rich in this mineral—in the course of 3 or 4 in ntlis more than one thousand dollars worth of this metal was procured from it by washing, nnd with a very small force—no increase of price, however, is expected on this account; but it will be sold exclusively as farming land, and as such, a great bargain may be had in it, bv apply ing to the subscriber, living near Staunton, or to Robert H Brooke of the House of Delegates, during the present Winter. JOSEPH SMITH. January 94. l Hi. I’l BLIC.*—As the proprietors of that part I of the Metropolitan Mail Line between Washing ton and Richmond, wc beg leave to inform travellers that we are prepared to accommodate them in the best style, every other day in coaches.—Every other day the I mail will 1k: transported in waggons, which being pro- | vided with a spring scat, enables us to accommodate two j passengers in east. It is our interest as well ns our pride to win the public. 1 approbation, nnd wc promise that in our efforts to secure \ it, we will not "be found wanting." Seats may be taken at the Bell Tavern.—Try ns ! Richmond. Jan l.Y [78—if) \YM SMITH & CO, IN POR’l'ER A CO. will take pleasure innccoinmo- 1 A• dating their friends nnd the public, during the ! I winter, in their accommodation Coaches, from Richmond j to Fredericksburg and Washington City. Seats taken at the Stage Office, Eagle Hotel. Jan. !10. —If I AW NOTICE. Fosrw-.' It I’iiii- hi.' <.f i Orange county, having located in the city of New I York, in the practice of Law. fesjiectfiilly tend* rs his pro fessional services to his old Virginia friends and fellow citixens generally. Being generally known through the State, he deems references unnecessary. All business communications to him addressed, post-paid, will receive prompt nnd faithful attention. N. B. Persons in the South, who have, or may hereaf ter have, runaway slaves, suspected to be in either New York or Philadelphia, may find it to their advantage to send a minutely descriptive communication, post-paid, as above. September 30. 4!I—flm A SITUATION W ANTED by a Lady. who is qnnli /■ fled to give instruction in all the br!,nrhf,fl °f an English Education. French, Music, Drawing, and Paint ing. A line addressed to the Editor* will be promptly attended to. Dec. 4, til—tf I’OS. II. STREET, of Woodville, Mississippi. Attor ney and Counsellor at Law, offers hi* professional acrvicek to his friends and the public. November 18. M— lafttn-mdra | ._Virginia Id^hiatury HOUSE" O F1) E L EG ATES. ! Saturday, January 24. i lie Bill to authorize the Common Council of the City ot Richmond to make a further subscription to the Stock ot the James River and Kanawha Company, returned from the Senate with amendments, was ta ken up, and the question being on Mr. Witcher's mo tion to amend that part ol tin- last amendment of tin* Senate which Axes the vote of the State on its addi tioual subscription at one vote for every ten shares—by striking out “ten,” and inserting ‘^/fre”— •Mr. Johnson of R. mid, he ha«i reason to apprehend that the statement which he had yesterday made—in re lation to the relative votes of the parlies to this compa ny should this amendment Ik* adopted,—had not Iteen fully understood. He therefore renewed the statement then made, and deduced from the computation of all the votes, that the vote of the State in a full meeting of the several parties to the company would be equivalent to sonic what more than three-tenths, or very nearlv one third. This he thought would give to the State a sufficient influence for all useful purposes. It could scarcely be supposed that a case would occur, in which the State \v ould be arrayed on one side and the three corporations on thenther—and in that cose it might bo in the power of file Stale, at least to divide the votes of tin* private stockholders, so as to overrule n combination of the three corporations. In the Rank of Virginia, the Treasurer votes for one-third ot the stock, mid it was well under stood that the institution wits thus placed pretty much under his control. He had never heard of an instance in which the vote of the Treasurer was overruled._ He had been informed that this idea of the dispropor tionately large vote of the State, ns arranged by this ante nd ini’iit, had produced the effect of discontenting some c t the best friends^ of the Improvement, who were of opinion that the Commonwealth's influence would he too great. Looking at the nature of one of the corpo rations, he feared that such would lx* the case. The Rank ol \ irginin being under the control of the State, it was presumed that in any collision it would take sides with the Stale, lie trusted no leelings would t>** tin* progress of the Company to risi of things—but that nil parti* ct one spirit, for the best in* ,-tr„ ,, ., „ Sr,'for?0.. - inlCv&Jnfc I Bank nnllU»l‘,M>r anition of Lynchburg, the I in h’r J 1 ’ .Otilth; but that they would net i ohi-Di ' . T con,mon interest. ' The chief -»uld be, to ascertain the cheapest lining the work. There might he local oil which they would differ ; such ns the point, -ance, where the canal should cease and the Rail -U commence, ll the people of Huchannn and Lyncli burg, should disagree on this point, it would be expected ths» > hoState, the Rank, and the Corporation of Rich being dj****‘ led parties, would decide the ques 1.V- ” - another consideration, which reu he power of the Commonwealth ...pany, should not be over-ruling.— - public corporations, when connected with ..istitulions, were liable to lie managed for poli purposes. Surely no individual rould desire to see this company converted into an instrument for the achievement of political objects, instead of being devoted to general, local and State purposes. He trusted he had shewn that they should he going too far in increasing the influence ot the State in this company. Shoulii the amendment of the gentleman from Pittsylvania be adopt ed it would give to the State, if the Hank's vote be ad urd, thirty-eight hundred votea—a power which it would be impossible to resist. Mr. J. objected yesterday to the first motion of the gentleman, because it would have inter fered witK the stipulations of Die charter. That objec tion did not apply to the motion now under considera tion iHu^t’it were adopted in its present form, the pri i^^j^^flAolders would have cause to complain, that pP^*t>t Jke word of promise to the ear, and broke sense.” Last year, wo held out to them the inducement to subscribe, that the Suite should enjoy a vote only of one-fourth, and could not, therefore, con trol the Rianagoment of the comimny Now. we nro Y**M, V : V nmr. oi me stock, anflijmv , .should we act to ‘keep tbe promise to the sense?” We do a by the amendment of the Senate. It was scarcely practicable to sustain tlte proportion more accurately betwc-**’ the amount of subscription and tin vote, than had lx‘rn done by this arrangement. He had shewn that the vote of the State with the additional stock, would lie three-tenths of the whole. TJ,e ratio before was one. fourth vote to one-half of the stock—the ratio now is ti)iec_-tenths vote to three-fifths of the stock. A mo derate portWOuQf ajithmetic would shew, that as onc <o»irth is to one-half, si> are three-tenths to thrcc-fiftliH -«d A strict confutation, would —*♦<•> according to nuupiei ... over the ratio fixed last year. j,u>. t. comes nearer that ratio, which, in justice to the private stockholders, ought as nearly ns possible to he preserved. I The corporation of Richmond were to have a vote of one to ten on their subscription. This was beyond cnntroui ! now, as that provision hail not been embraced in the Senate's amendments. Would it Injustice, then, to in crease the vote of the State, when it was no longer in our power to give a proportionate privilege to the corpo ration? Under all views of the subject, lie thought the | amendment of the Senate ought to he adopted, and he hoped the motion of the gentleman from Pittsylvania would not prevail. J Mr. Witciiek said, if he was not so well convinced of the propriety of tin* motion he had made, lie might perhaps obey the dictates of prudence, and avoid saying more on this subject. He was well aware of the strength of the friends of the company in this House—ho was well aware of the influence of the city member here_ and lie had seen sufficient yesterday almost to warrant him in saying, that a single shrug of that gentleman's shoulders was sufficient to turn the decision or the House. They had been told by that gentleman, that the influ ence of the State was even now too great in the Compa ny—and lie assumes that the decision of lai.t year ties uuwu me oiow5 10 u continuation ot the vote of one fourth of the stock. Hut os Mr. Witcher was not convinced of the propriety of that restriction, he was, therefore, not convinced th.it it ought to be car ried out in relation to the additional stock to be subscribed. Hut the gentleman from Richmond has qitulifr nil his computations by supposing the meetings t' be always lull. Did lie not consider that the probabi lity was that they would often be deficient in the full number ol stockholders? rl lie corporation subscriptions constituted units—the Rank as a subscriber to this stock was a unit, and they may combine. What could the Htate do against such a combination? She bears the ma jority oi tli»‘ burthen, but she is to Ik? disabled from ex ercising a control over the management of the company. Hut we are tola, that the Treasurer has the control ofthc Hank of Va., and that the Hank will therefore hike sides with the State. But this was doubtful. The control of the Treasurer, with one-third of the votes of the Hank stockholders, depended upon their non-attendance, or their voting with him. Hut the Slate could have no prospect of exerting such an influence in this company. i^.ok at the House of Delegates, for instance—what control would one-third of the votes give over the decisions of the House? None at all._ It could not be expected that all the stockholders would he present, and the absentees would be from the cotin try, mid not from the ( ity. The subscribers in the city are almost equal to one-half of the private subscription._ I he private stock in the city was owned almost by the same individuals who owned the Hanks, and who crea ted the corporation of Richmond. These parties, assimi lating so closely, would without donht combine together, and they could overrule the State. f.Mr. W. here read a series of statements to shew the little weight tile State would have in these various cases. 1 It would he perceived that the StMe would lose l>v every absent stockholder. And, it wns clearly made out that the control of the company would he given to the City of Richmond. The ap)H>intmcnl of officers will devolve noon them. Who are to he your engi neers, your toll-gatherors, and jrotir officers?—The City of Richmond will have the apimintmcnt of them.—The people are tohe hurthened with tlieexpense of a work, and the property of the country is to he pledged for its completion, over which the State has no control. Va rious reasons occurred to him which rendered the State's control desirable. I be friends of the company antici pated immense profits from the work. Should these ex pectations be realized, it would be proper that the amount of profits should l>e restrained; and it might be expe dient for the Stale to interpose. The corporations also, might speculate upon the stock and sell it out to large capitalists, so that the rontrol of the Company might fall into improper hands, if the State's influence could not be maife to preponderate. He did not object to the improvement of the James Ri ver—that he knew must take place. 11< believed that if 16 dollars per ton were charged on produce from l.yneli hurg down, the river would not lie abandoned—because it in the cheapest and the most natural transportation.-— Ho wished it In he understood that he objected lo giving this corporation, whose burthens were light, a prepon ■» . A A * ftf*'' derating influence over the whole work. Mr. W. should have lx*«‘ii content to he silent, mid simply to submit his motion to tlie House, had not the course of debate tempted him to speak. Bat, under all tin: ciremiislances ol this proceeding, considering the little disposition on the part of the friends of tlie bill to listen to any other than their own advice, he was constrained to avow his sentiments. V\ hnt did he link ? Was it any thing unreasonable ? No. It was merely that they should improve upon the provision of last year, and restore to the State something like her projxr weight in the company. 'The course which this subject had taken—the strange succession of questions brought before the House in relation to it—and the system of I indirection by which it had been pressed forward through all its changes, were sufficient reasons for look* ing with a little care to the interest of the State. The hill stood before tins House in an uncommon position. By indirect means, and through the agency of the other House, a bill was now here, with every prospect of re ceiving the concurrence of the House, which, if it had been originally introduced here, could not have been passed. I his proposition for n» additional subscription to the stock, was anticipated by no one, when such strenuous exertions were made to obtain authority for the <- ity s subscription. Ami now that this proposition is made, what do vre ask ? That a larger vote shall be given to the State—that she r.hali have one vote for each five shares, instead of one tor each ten. of the additional subscription. In this proposition it was not asked to put her on the same tooting with the i Corporations or the individual subscribers. But with that vote, by obtaining the appointment of proper di rectors, she could maintain lier clue influence in the company—and he would rather that the State should I have the election ot one director tluin any other power. | After the work should have been completed to thiscitv, there were many obstacles to its communication with the tide water. There were the rights ofthe do«-i — the rights of the proprietors of ,l cart-men and drav-m** ing prod.- - ..u.uthey ci , .0 which Richmond was induencc of the corporation, the -*« stockholders in tlie City ? Against these -uticulties they might liojs- to prevail, with a preponde rating vote on the part ot the State; but. as at present arranged, it would be hopek-ss indeed. I/e looked upon this proposition ns essential to the due influence of the I State in the management of tin* company, and lie hoped I it would prevail. It it failed, he slvnild be consoled l>v the reflection that he had done his duty. Mr. Johnson of R. said, it was very true that, in the few remarks which he had addressed to the House, lie did not state explicitly what would be the result, if the private stockholders were not all represented at the meetings of the company. But lie had stated what would be the consequence of the- vote proposed to be (ri ven by the State, when the whole of the stockholders ! were present. Had Mr. J. been entitled to wield the j usher s rod in this House; had lx- gathered his pupils ■ around him to give them lessons in the arts and mysteries of ! arithmetic, he might have been conscious of tlie neccssi- i j ty of stating categorically, the cfli cts of the absence of 1 nny given number of the individual stockholders, ns 1 ! “,at> for every four who might not lie represented the | I State would lose one vote. But he had supposed the ’ members of the House capable, without instruction, to I achieve these very simple computations. He had there j fore confined himself to the results, supposin'” the whole number present. Mr. J. had no reply to make to the calculations of the gentleman from Pittsylvania, for he had not given lus attention to them. He had not computed the probable changes of proprietor ship ni the stork—he had not deemed it iion-rtuit to calculate how many small shareholders would pro bably dispose of their stock to large capitalists— or whether Lynchburg, or the State, or the Corporation of Richmond, might not sell their stock to individual ca pitalists. These were questions for tlx- future, and de pended upon too many contingencies to tempt Mr> J in to speculation upon tlwm »i.„e. Remiccd «hoj^| lie be, when that auspicious Jay arrived. I iii'Mi.ui oiunTariVv. V'f from i ittsyfvu »in, and confidently anticipated by the friends of the 1 scheme when tin* stock of tins company will be sought lor by capitalists—wlum the early diliicalties of tlu.i great work having been conquered, its success will no longer he considered problematical, and when public confidence will quicken and accelerate its progress. Bat no. the gentleman from Pittsylvania does cot assert that the State should never sell' her stock in this work nor relinquish herintluence over itadestinies. Oh,ho! the i time might coine when the dividend* would reach fifleen : |>er cent., and it would he necessary that the State should exercise its influence to curtail them. And is this the ; justice of the generous genllonian—that he would hold ! <rr,v tjie promise to tl»e Stockholders, that they slrall, il* nucr-oed, enjoy a profit, wliichra!i noon a» 1 and snatch from their ! a tic man from Pitt- j IVIr. Johnson. Then, sir, 1 u». I attributed to him such uncommon generosity. lfsuUs ! is his generosity, 1 should beg th.it it might not be exer- ] cised upon me. I should shrink from the liberality of such patronage as his. Suppose thut we laid com menced with this declaration—suppose ilwit ill can clour we bad said, that the slrckhoidorH should not enjoy the profits of the work, after the tc:l and risk of its completion. Would a dollar of the stock have been taken ? No, sir. But that would have been no subject of la mentation to the gentleman from Pittsylvania. 11c did i not desire a dollar to l>c applied to this improvement, if 1 understand him correctly, from the control which he | now desires to give- the State over the Company. The gentleman from Pittsylvania, said Mr. Johnson, has been pleased to indulge in certain intimations of in direction in bringing this bill before the House in its pre- | sent form, ns amended by the Seriate. He insinuates that the conduct of its advocates lias been disingenuous and unworthy. Does the gentleman in making tKesc in timations judge of others by a knowledge of himself? Do the promptings nf his own heart teach him thn«i to cast suspicion on the motive* and actions of iiis fcl- ! low men? If they do, he is nn unfit counsellor. Mr. Witcher hod not sought to irritate the feelings of the gentleman from Richmond. He had no such de sign—and he asked every member of the House, to say, whether that gentleman had made a fair use of his (Mr. W. k remarks? Rut enough of this for the present, 'flic gentleman nays, that my calculations are not worthy of notice. Rut he has entertained the House with ten times the calculations that I presented : and his figures, we arc to presume, are all legitimate and correct, because they are vouched for by the inciiilier from the City of Rich mond. Mr. W. asked the gentleman*-no, he asked the House, if the Corporation could not reduce the profits of this company down to one per cent, if it so chose?—and he would ask, whether this great Commonwealth might not safely possess the power to do the same thing? He asked the gentleman, whether the State could not do what the Rank and his fivoritc Corporation could do? Mr.W. had, perhaps, shewn some warmth in his previous remarks; but his language certainly did not warmnt the heat and violence of the gentleman's reply. And 1 say, said Mr. W., that I stand here as erect as I Hid before. I any, that he has perverted my language, when he attributed to me a desire to withhold from lin stock holders the profits promised them l>y their charter, and that he knew there was nothing unjust or illitiernl : in the views 1 advanced. Was there, then, any necessity, any propriety in the sarcasm and irony of the gen tleman—any cause for the feelings which he has ex hibited, as much in his looks as in his words? I say again, said Mr. Witcher, that there is a neces sity that there should be a control on the part of the Isiale, to prevent the profits from exceeding lb per cent. Then, the use which the gentleman has made of my re mark, as to the stock finding its way into the hands of capitalists, was unfair. Mr. W. asked, if he had not proof of the consequences of such a transfer in the Rich mond l)oe.k Company, the stock of which had hern bought up by capitalists, ami was now- worth about lit dollars per share. No, sir—the lower the stock is, the more sure it is to get into the hands of capitalists. As to the sale of the stock of the James River Company-—year after 3'car we j had been told that it would bo sold—that it would be ! "ought for in the market by capitalists. On the contra | ry, it had been disposed of with the utmost difficulty— j and the greater part of it by a forced sale—yes, sir, a j forced sale to the City of Richmond— for, it. was such in j the most odious sense, so far as th<- minority of the citi j xens were concerned Mr W. had said that this work j would cost twelve millions before it could be completed, i lie believed so still, and tint the State Would be saddler) with the expense. He had said that this hill came to | the House in its present form by indirection. He said | so again, and he thought the fact could not be denied.— I To this, the gentleman frbm Richmond has replied that, I if I judge others by myself, i am not worthy of a seat i here. Rut I say, that I have a perfect right to judge ! others by their eondnet, and that is all that I have done. 1 As to the remarks ho had made with regard to the gen* 1 tie man from Richmond, he went no farther than facts i would justify; and for the repl3’ of the gentleman, lie i asked no apology. I - ^r‘ ^ 'kmi a i.l hoped be might be permitted to say ** j lew words, in explanation ol* the vote he should now I Pvr ”e had no doubt been understood by tluxse wh® heard him yesterday, to intimate, that as he had, to tho utiin*nt ol li*» poor ability, opposed tlio passage of tins bill in its original shape, he should vote against this amendment which proposed only •*» partial change. Yet, as the bill has been much modified since tint opposition was made, and as he should certainly have voted for a bill presenting only tlu* substance ot this amendment, unconnected with the other provisions, he did not, upon mature reflection, jiereeive any inconsistency in voting for the amendment itaclt, notwithstanding that connexion. He had never, in a long series of years, given a vote against any practicable and valuable scheme for tbr de velnpeiuent of the physical reaourers of this Common wealth; and he should regret to have his name recorded in opposition to one of such great importance to the (Statu at large, and one in which not only the present gene ration, but generations yet to come, were vitally inter- ■ ested.. Standing here as a representative oftlie county of F auquicr, he was bound to respect what he believed to be the wish of his constituents. If that wish may be in ferred from their unifiinn acquiescence m the cjurse which he had heretofore pursued in reference to the sub ject ot Internal Improvement, it would sanction the passage of this bill—ami his vote would be given with greater pleasure, as lie followed, at lire same time, the dictate of his own beat judg\uent. He trusted, if this scheme should be adopted, that it would redound to prosperity and glory of the CoInmoIlwen,,, added n single consideration wb!-’ sition to vote for the »•* he, ye»l»*r-»- . »*“i,u „ J . j*t that in tint vuion, he considered this juenee, because it ■buhl fa eu tlie West nmflsouth.— dusion, but arrival at it by reasoning. He thought this Jm -.•*■ ®l vast importance in preventing the occur rence of an evil so much to be deplored, as it will bind together two great sections of this Union by the indis soluble bond of interest. Mr. Pakkkk hoped the gentleman from Fauquier did not interpret bin (Mi. P.'s) remarks, of yesterday, into the avowal of a desire for a disunion of the States. Such, certainly, was not his meaning. Mr. P. knew thatthoso AA’ilh whom be thought and acted, had been most unjustly accused of being disunionists; but, liowever they might look upon a separation, us an event which might lwreaf ter occur, although tliey looked upon some recent event* as hiving a tendciicy towards a disruption so much to be dreaded,, tliey were desirous of doing all in their poAver to avert it. if jxissible. Mr. P. looked upon the completion of this improvement, as a means of knitting together two great sections of the country. He thought it promised to lie a bond of union and amity between the Southern and Western Stages, and tliat it would tend to the pre ventionof the catastrophe of a separation. In this view ol ita consequences, 1m* most Iteartily desired that it ■night succeed. Jlut should their worst fears be realized, its e l feels would be equally beneficial. looking to tl»e possible contingency of a separation, this improvement would exert a powerful influence in uniting the destinies of tire South and tin* West, and in forming between them a firm and lasting alliance founded on the basis of mutual interest. Mr. Marshall explained.—It innst be apparent to tlie gentleman himself,and to cxjfy member of Uk* House, tlmt nothing which I said co^eyed the idea that tho gentleman from Northauiptonrcherished a wish for the dissolution of the Union. He gave as a reason for pro moting this scheme, that it would be important in that contingency. I he reamin w!:ich governs me, said Mr. Mr is, dint the adoption, of dns sclieine will have the ef fect of preventii>g a di«solu>tion. The question wa» then taken, and decided in the af lirmativo^ Ayes 78, Noes 50—os formerly published. -- COURT OF APPEALS. ^^^Monday,fahJaii. 1t*:>T}. || drooks vs. R9BkabLMd»;i) from a decree of 4J Ois.rn.Bfd *y •'j'fC.i .«t». Tuesday, GlhJrin. .'Indtrson vn. I.irehj.—Supersedeas to a judgment of tlic t.ircmt Superior Court of James City. Submitted with note* by Scott, for appellant, and C.Robinson, for appellee. H'ednesday, 1th Jan. Jimesm. Fur s Committee.—Appeal from a decree of tire Circuit Superior Court of York. Argued in part by Harrison for .tpyelhe. J Thursday, 8tit Jan. Jones vs. fur’s Committee.—Fully argued by Scott, for »pj>e]lan-t, and Ilarrrisnn for appellee. Harwell vs. FotoUr’s .Qdm'x.—Injunction allowed. Itmherlahe and Moo ruder vs. Thrift.—Injunction re fused. Frirbrif, Ozh Jinx. Ragland vs. J*’illisi'ylhm r.—Snperserfeas to a judg ment of ( ircnit Superior Court of Henrico. Submitted -"H Scott for plaintiff, and Daniel I -nanceiv .. _ ’<fo>re being no counsel o»» «;tber side. iVMfW/fl/.r -%<*.'ouictntj—Appeal iiuu. 1..... District Court of Richmond. Submitted by appellant. 3 J ng *or Satin-Jay. 10th Jail. Thomas vs Comma!.— Appeal from the judgment of the Snprrior Court of Law lor Elizabeth City, argued by Scott t*.'i the appellant, Myers for the appellee, and by Scott ill reply. WESTERN COURT CASES. Foley vs. A‘eal.—Petition for supersedeas tn a judg ment of the Cirenit Superior Court of Mason, refused. Hawthorn vs. Hunter.—Petition for Riipersedeus to a judgment of the Circuit Superior Court of Muaon, al lowed. Orange, vs Coshorn.—Petition for a sit]>ornedean to the judgment of the Superior Court of Kanawha, allowed. Monday, Jan. 1'2. Hassitt vs. Cunningham.—Appeal from a decree of the Cirenit Superior Cowl of Hanover—Argued by Daniel for the appellant, by Lyon* for the appellee, and by Da niel in reply. i iff.'unify i/fm. iti, Weaver vs. Smith.—Appeal from a deeree of the Su perior Court of Chancery, at. Fredericksburg—Argued by Harrison and Stanard for the appellant, on the ques tion of Jurisdiction. Il'cdnesrlay, Jan. 11. Is.e's Committee vs. Jones—Affirmed. Hank of the V. States vs. Jackson.—The argument of this ease, which had been sinqie ruled, was now continued by Wyndhnin Robertson for the appellee, and concluded by Stanard for the appellants. Thursday, Jan.15. Rsiewn/t vs. Commonerealth.—Petition for auperaedras refused. Cocke vs. Nelson.— Apjienl from a decree of the late Superior Coart of Chancery, at Richmond—-Argued by Claiborne for the appellant, by Scott for the appellee, and by Claiborne in reply, Friday, Jan. HI. Htynolds vs. Holts.—Petition for appeal allowed. Hassell vs Cunningham.—Reversed, and both dis missed. Ti other la he vs. Stewart.— Reversed, and sent back for further proceedings. Smith vs. Smith.—New rule for additional security. jlndcrson v«. Sands—Motion to re-liear the petition for a supersedeas, Sato relay, Jan. 17. Cocke vs. Nelson.—Affirmed. Whcntly vs. Martin.—Apjieal from the Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the county of Fauquier—Ar gued by Harrison fort the appellant, and in part by Sta nafd for the apnelleo. WESTERN COURT CASES Thomas vs. IItrrfeerd.—Application for supersedeas re fused. Monday, Jan. 19. Haffland vs. WiUs.—Judgment of the Superior Court of Law reversed, ind that of the county court, affirmed. Hie ah of t ’• i^Mnia vs. Iloyalt.— Application for an In junction refiu^V f' Marlin.—Argument continued by Stanard, lire, and by Harrison, for the appellant, in Tuesday, Jan. ‘20. Thomas vs. Gammnl.— Reversed ns to the damages, and a If. pined for the residue Craddock vs. Hutner.—Appeal from the judgment of the Circuit Superior Court ot Hanover— Argued by Lyons, for/tbe np|M'llnnt, by Daniel, for the appellee, and by Ly(>nn, in reply. tf'rrfoereloy, Jan. ‘21. Cedgin vs. Henley—Appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court of Law tor Henrico—Argued by Clai* ] liornc, for the appellant, and Daniel, for the appellee Thursday, Jan. 52*2. Sands vs. Anderson.—-Supersedeas awarded Cetigtr vs. Henley.—Argument continued by Scott, 1 for appellant.