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aiiclmioiid, Thursday, Feb. 18.
THE FRENCH QUESTION. We congratulate our countrymen on the French news! What a glorious day for the principles ol liberal govern ments—to the friends of Freedom at large—to those en lightened spirits in Europe, that were looking to u war be tween France and America as u death-blow to the cause of Liberty itself. What u triumphant day for the U. Salutes! How highly does it raise our character abroad ? How tiiinly will it nguin knit together the bonds of friend ship between “two great nations”—two ancient allies_ and what n powerful appeal will it now enable us to make to France to liberalize one commercial relation*—and lelaa, if not altogether abolish. Her regime on our to baccoes ! What u spring will it give to our prosperity ut laoiiia—how many resources, which have been locked up, will it open and pour forth! What activity will it give to commerce ! to the productions of agriculture— (Cotton is already up in New York !) —" hat an impulse will it communicate to the cause of Internal improve ment! We shall start afresh in this noble career, be cause all the anxiety uf capitalists, on account of a i Frcncli war, is dissipated—and a new energy will be iiu .purled to every sjieciea of investment. .mu wnai a uroua triumph is tins adjustment to the Old Hero and his friends ! How much are we indebted both to his firmness and bis discretion ! Not a spot stains bin escutcheon in all this transaction ! His “ bungling Deplomacu" Uas secured the settlement of claims, which hud defied ail the ingenuity of nil his predecessors. He Jius saved owe rights ns well ns honor. He has made no unworthy concessions to the Gaul. He bus “ asked nothing hot what is right—submitted to nothing that was wrong." He has brought our honor through the fiery furnace, like pure gold, untouched and untarnished. What humiliation and degradation does this duy tlirow upon his relentless enemies! How will Messrs. Cal ltoun und Leigh meet this unexpected denouement!_ How will Mr. Cluy bless bis more fortunate slurs, that for once he had the discretion to be silent?_ Jlow can John C. Calhoun disenthrall himself front the degrading attempt to convert these high-minded United Slates into the mercenary, submissive Carthage of the present age? The public indignation lias already been so distinctly nnd audibly pronounced against his unpatri otic career, that scarcely any thing could add to it, hut this sudden prostration iif all his calculations and all his hojies How, lius his star waned since it rose in bright ness in lc>12. during the war with England? How bus this giddy arid unfortunate politician sullied, by his re cent measures towards the French, the glory of its origi nal ascension ? And Mr. Leigh, loo! How malapropos is this de nouement Ibr him? With what little eclat will this gentleman retire from the stage of public life which lus habits have not permitted him to grace. Dia tinguished as u lawyer—but most unfortunate as u poli lician! He win not satisfied with what others had at tempted—but goes u bow-shot beyond them. He was lor the President's adopting the explanation set down lor him by the Duke de liroglie. What ( layton of De laware denounced as unworthy of n President to sloop to, Mr. L. could see no difficulty in his submitting to do.—He doubted too the success of the inediution_but, it now appears, that the treaty is to be fulfilled even without its interposition. Peace lias come with healing and honor M her wings. Even Mr. L.’s Parasite, the Whig, could not get over his course; though he tried’and floundered to do so. What, too, will the National Intelligencer and its wire-working scribblers say now to its diatribes against the. I resident ? W hat, to the melancholy prognostics which they have put forth? What, to their denuncia tions of Mr. Forsyth's refusing to receive the “suppressed letter” of M. de Mroglie? What, to their awl'ul clamors About Mr. Marlon's recall? All--ullare dissipuled into thin Air. What, too, are we now to suy of the Richmond Whig's contemptible teigiversation about the President's Message? What, to its denunciations against its being uar «/• disguise)' IV hut, to all the stuff which they have publish ed, ollhe President's insidious desire to plunge us into a war with France? What, of his secret aspirations of serving a third term? Can tlie good people of the U. -States place any confidence in such prophets and politi cians—these gelters-up ofpanics—these illiberal libellers of the Administration? Wlmt were we told ? That, be •cause the President would not prostitute the honor of Ins country, by his directly making u degrading explana tion to the French Government, ubuut u matter of inter national communication with a co-ordinate Department of -our own country, therefore he wanted war. We were told, that his Message was insidious; that he desired to provoke France into a war—that, therefore, he had given a taunt, ing Narrative of her misconduct—that, therefore, lie had •nidered Mr. Marlon's recall—that,therefore, lie had wish ed military preparations to be made. And wliat turns •nut to be tile fact ? That the enlightened tribunal of pub lic opinion in Great Mrilain has decided warmly in our favor—that it pronounced the Message to be the ablest of the uble, dignified, firm, as well ns conciliatory—That in Paris herself, the Maron de Rothschild Ims spoken of it as n document “so admirable tor the considerate, digni fied, nnd conciliating manner in which it presentable iucts”—And more than all, that the French King has de clared himself satisfied, and is willing to “ fulfil the finiin •cial ns well as the other clauses of the Treaty, without delay !" The People must judge of these facU—and they will do the President full justice.—Not so, the factious mad men of the Opposition. Discomfitled ns they lire in one -material branch of their Presidential campaign_de prived of the opportunity of clamoring about a French War—struck almost into amusement at the rapid and brilliant success which has utlendfd the Message—they scarcely know what to door what to suy. Mul the most reckless of them will still attempt to censure what they -cannot pr- it—and to misrepresent the motives of the man, ivhaw reputation they are unable to tarnish._Yes will it be believed, that the Whirligig Whig, only ofyr.v lerday morning, atlucks the Administration on this Jf rench affair—commands the “sincerity ,-.nd good faith of France” as being “thus made manifest"—and says, “the insidious efforts to involve the two nations in war, who ever liavo and ever should preserve the most friendly relations, ore happily defeated "—A word upon this sub ject, and we have done. We ore about to state facta, for which we pledge ourselves. The conclusions from them we leave to the People : I’lie following is on extract from a letter of a member of the House of Representatives, of the highest cliuracter: “The decision and firmness of the President in refus rng an apology and recalling Mr. Marlon, produced this •effect.” "I hazard but little in saying, that _in a letter to-, charges the whole difficulty to the Se Jiate’s Report and the course of the Opposition Press ' — < ' he two names in biunk are among the noblest in France und in America.) "T a,*° u**,ore «“• “ ««Py letter from one of our first American Citizen* now m France, wlio gives an account of bis interview* with some of the leading poli ticians in Paris. He states the impression which was produced on the King by Uie President's energetically recalling Mr. Barton—the greot solicitude which it im* mediately produced —the anxious desire of the Km.r to avoid a rupture with the U. States—which he knew that *the man with the volonte. dr ftr (hs of the iron nerve) would rather meet at once, than degrade the honor of Ills country—-and the King's immediately setting about to prevent it—his determination toacteven contrary to the wishes and advice of the Hue de Broglie himself— and Jus sending off M Hebsstiaui, about Hie 20th November to London, to bring about Hie mediation of Great Britain. We are not at liberty to publish this letter; but we pledge •ourselves for the high and houoruble character of its author. Tihe fodowing Extracts received by the N V Arneri oan, ( whig.) and published in that paper, from Paris, of JJitc. aiul Jan. 4, a* far u* they corroborate* at ueaat the«c ■tat*»rnenUi ; 'Ate,‘ appears that the difficulties in the way ol English mediation have at leugtli been got over. Eng ’land lias agreed to offer her good office, to both pailies . riiey have been accepted by France, and steps have been •taken to offer them to the Cabinet at Washington. We nre, us you may well suppose, delighted at the idea of seeing the affair settled in a way honorable to all concern •ed. as we have no doubt it will be by this common tfriend. We are, you know, a susceptible people, and our Cubinet ha* been muted by those it depended, upon for information from your tide, and looked too crossly m our own position, after the message of the I resident, without considering sufficiently what was due to yours, ns nn independent Slate, and ns the nest friend of France, impatient to see repeated do. '7* "' »be performance of an act of justice on our part. he English press lias been of infinite service, >/f enouncing the false ground we had impercea "bly placed ourselves o„. The King cannot be two mo, h fern,*rd for the part he hut eventually tried. He n<r,fo le,, President of the Council, because he bad teef.H/?t Wf ’ W ,f*n W,H v"t« ‘he Chamber re Jmre of lb„n^V,pr,!'t"’" '’Ut tUp °',ke * "ceeplance f \ t* r Mi a <lZ< allowed that !»♦• wbb not fit post to which he had been elected by public -r °lhrrAy hr w" "'J ni«h i-S»f iii ,n ‘of the arrange merit from LSt" 'A, “n"t’ '* P',rl' U* 1,1' ,ta*j KnTtZle AT'0/te rrtthr Kim* w*v uni to to,in im bring,ag it about. "J"ouanj 4th.- J'lm address will probably he voted by tbe Chamber by the Hth or 12th at farthest, no that afl TZfn]L7A W>'1 b*fWf" ‘he arrival of the new Me.. lofn Uu ,ly<’Vanrk'r"r own there upon, by the character nmi date, of of this latter .oaper. 2irthe i«U°!m*"d *• Wi»ed here be tore the action of ministers, it may retard, but certainly wilt not prevent, the settlement of the a fair. It is only in * i-e it is insulting to the King in particular (I tfrtnk) that --— - - -. danger is to be apprehended. I'm will hear in mind that things are yuitr chan ai d since Mr. I la i tun left here, seen ij they ever were hulf so bad as he fancied Peace, with the execution of the treaty, is cleany the object of th a Government. “ Januuiy U/A.— It ia said that the Chamlter will, in the . address to the King,express a wisli that tlie money be I | aid; the Message of the President having been found ! icrlcctlv satisfactory. ‘‘It is believed that the diplomatic part of the business | to get things straight, will pass through England." We have only one more Fact to lay be file the Public — and under the circumstances of the cuse. we icut lake tile* responsibility ot doing so, though it is I'roni u private ' letter ot Mr. Van Horen, which is now bef*je us. It 1 \va* written on the liOtli Nov^mbrr Wo our* selves tor the accuracy ol* the quotation—and let the Whirligig ‘•Whig," or sny other »' hig, cant as lie may, henceforth, about the i'insidious efforts to invoice the two nations in tour:"— “ I hope and believe you will be satisfied, in the end, that the best disposition bus been made of the principal matter, (in the Message, viz: the French question,) that °?ubl, under existing circumstances, be done. The Pre sident is us sincerely desirous of Peace, us you and l are." Let then the Whig gubble as it may about “insidious efforts to involve the two nations in war"—or let Duff Gleet! iu his Telegraph cry out (as he does in his last pa per) that “No ingenuity on the part of our intriguers can, we think, now get the two countries into a war." Uut to the interesting Facts, as they ure slated iu lh« last jYew Yoik Evening Otur: “ HIG IILY IM PORTA NT. 1 he New \ ork Evening Star of Saturday, furnishes the following highly interesting information, received by the St. Andrew, which left on the 8th ult “LATE FROM ENGLAND. “OviDirrcRKNCKi with Franck sktti.ld.—It gives us more than ordinary pleasure to inform our readers, and the country ut large, that France has consented to pay the lirst instalment on the Indemnity Treaty with out recurrence to the mediation, and that all our differ ences with our ancient ally and friend are now happily terminated, and nothing is left, in any shape, to uffect our commercial intercourse, or mar those good leelings which should ever exist between two nations endeared by so many early;and valuable recollections. To our French Iriends in particular, who were exceedingly desirous of peace, and who have gone with us in our earnest efforts to see it promoted by every honorable means, wo offer our sincere congratulations. A special messenger, from the St. Andrew, has pro ceeded to Woshinglon with the intelligence. Extract of a Utter from JY. M. Rothschild, dated London, January U/A, to Messrs. J. L. 6. Joseph V Co., of JYein 1 ork: “ 1 lie message of your President has produced at Pa ris as favourable an effect as could be desired upon the question with which T ranee has been at variance with your Government, and 1 am happy to inform you that the French Government is now prepared to make the pa\ merit, on account ot the indemnity, as soon as ap plied for. All kinds of stocks and American securities will experience the benefits of this result." Extract from Huron de Hothschild't Letter, dated Paris, llh January, addressed to Messes. J. L. A- 6\ Joseph A Co., JYew York. r ^ “ We fell much obliged for your kind attention in send ing us the message, and have the greatest pleasure in an nouncing to you that that document, so admirable for the considerate, dignified and conciliating manner in which it presents the facts bearing on the points ubout which so much anxiety wus felt on all sides, has pro duced here the most favorable sensation in every quar ter, raised the scruples of this Government, and deter mined them to inform yours, through the English Cabi net, that they are ready to fullil the financial us well as the other cluuses of the treaty without delay. We ex pect soon to receive the instalments due, and huve no doubt that this huppy result will be received by the Ante rican nation with as much joy us it has created general - ly here." b The British Parliament was to meet on the 4th of J: ebruury. _ “ M- Dupiu was elected President of the Chamber of Deputies, by a vote of 11)4, there being 278 members present." The Globe of Monday says: “ By the packet just ar rived at New York, much public mid private informa tion, lus been received in relation to our affairs with France. It is quite certain, that France will pay the in stalments on the Indemnity now due, ou the President’s uauuul messuge, without waiting for the acceptance of the mediation by England on the part of the U. States.” I lie National Intelligencer of Tuesday says: "Infor mation is said to have been received by the Administra tion, that the King of the French has signified his readi ness to direct the payment of the instalments due under the 1 leaty ol July 4, 1831, without wuiliug for the result of Hie Mediation, considering the provisions of the uct of the Chambers satisfied by the terms of the Annuul Message ot the President to Congress. Concurrent in formation, through the medium of Letters, received by commercial men in our. cities from the house of Baron Rothschild in London, make it certain that “the Gov ernment ol Franc* hud noliiied that of England that it wus now ready to fulfil all the conditions of the 'l’reatv without further delay." 3 The Paris Journal des Debats (of tho 3d Janunry.) a highly authoritative paper, hud thrown out this language by way ot feeler : “ It is true that General JacksT.n ub-' * solutely refuses to make, under a certain form, the re ‘ paralion demanded by the French Government, ulleg 4 mg it to be Ins conviction, that such reparation would be inconsistent with the American Constitution, and 4 with the independence uud government of the People 4 ot America. But it has not appeared that the French 4 Government had even pointed out the particular form 4 ol reparation,* and at ull events it is uf’little consequence 4 'The material object is, that u reparation should be made; 4 that it be appropriate und explicit. Wore, it appears to ui 4 that this explicit, appropriate, and undeniable reparation is contained in the message which has just been received:' “ A war between France and America would bo the 4 height of folly. Were such an event to take place, ull 4 Europe could not indulge in sufficient laughtei. It • would, indeed, Iks a subject of joy to ull the enemies of 4 liberty throughout the universe, and at the same lime 4 the signal of despair to ull true lovers of freedom. One 4 message can suffice to repair the injuiy done to a pre 4 vious one. The pride of France should be directed to 4 another quarter,” dec. * I mi* uil! VVliat say» th« Noto of tim Due da liroglio to Mr liartou i FLORIDA. All the Georgia paper* continue to be full of note* of Preparation. 1 lie Governor ot Georgia reviewed on tile 5th, the five Volunteer companies, who had rendez voused at Macon, and embarked on the 8th on their way to Florida. The Governor's Address, like all hi* other productions, claims a high order of merit. Jti* elegant and touchingly eloquent. He tells them: Vou ,mv® «*cliangud the paacoful family hearth and Ilia aocial endinrmonta of lifo, for llio privation* and hardship, of tbo camp, IIib danger* and .uHonng* of tha emluitllcd field. You have not waitod to lie forced hy thu strong arm of the law, to aid in avamrin.' your country’* wru„**-.\o, you have Volustci.hko yuur .crvice., and have set an example to your countrymen worthy of emulation, and worthy ol nil prone.” “ Ocorgian., Go, and prove to the world that no manor what may be your parly political <li.«enalo„* at borne, iiitiin.sofpe.ee. when yuur Con,n.i.ii Country Is in danger, all men of ovory party will fly to tha standard, and rally around Hi. broad banner of the Kopuh lic. And that they will never permit a star to ho effaced, or a atripo fo b. torn away from that .acred .tar .panglad banner, under which Washington and to,layette, and Green, and Pula.ki, ul„| J.ckfon, and Scott, and refry, and McDonough, and Ducntur, and I’iltu and f w fence— A * e, and jour own Goorgian, loo, the gallant Appling, rouglil. end blsd, utid won for thou,solves and thoir Country luipe rminblft renown.' * r " A"i "®w P*,,nU *•« !" «h« language ofanrloqeot o,.lo, of, our i ^ ry’,*?rf , ®»®r,l>« American Knglu shall he atrelcb ed blooding and lifelesa in the du.t, it wil I be, by n .hall fealhered from Ins owe bright pinion. i and hiltar will he the rur.e. of man. in all ages to come, agaiii.t the trailorom hour! a,„l parricidal hand ol him, who si,nil loose that fatal arrow from ll,e airing ' “ «r life on it, tie will not be a Georgian.” “ VVe learn («uys the Milled*,-vtlle Standard of Union, or ihn Dili,) from Gen. Scott, that the number of men re qmred from Georgia, to march against the Seminole In dians, is 1,480, and a like number from S. Carolina and Alabama, which, combined wilh the regulars now con centrating near the theatre of war, will make a powerful force. From the best information, Georgia bus already in motion about 1000 volunteers, and others are expected to follow. r General Scott declined all public honor* at Milledge ville—and set out on the 4th for Fuohta. via Aueusta and Savannah. On the Oil,, hearr.ved, with hi. suite, at oitrunm,* for Augusta. They were guests, along wifi, Col. Hank head and Dr. Cabot,of the Army, and Captain Claxton of the Navy, at a public dinner given on the 1 10, ** 8<-*nat«r and Representatives of tlie county. The Irish Volunteers, from Charleston, and two com panics from Edgefield, embarked on the 10th for St Au gustine. filters from 8t. Augustine are to the 8il». The fol- ; lowing are Extracts: c.r?v>oJ7l‘l',h?«“T", "’'"'"’•I "olars to-day, by *.prr„, that will [ entry off all ih«» K»g«i!nr*, tfirhiilmy ihf «:un.pnni«Mi ihM ■frirml iv in Uin JuKh St,,nry% with (It* •xcefMio* of one « ornpunr. Clinch ’ • ilow Ml*«* hntf) pr»««*<) bv the Indiana, a« all tU vol«iMor« hnr* , left h,m. Vt. ... to day, (Ire. in * Hnath.rly direction. whirl, ' a ipposed, hy those host acquainted with tin In, atill*. of llir i ounlrr !* Ire in In. naighbnrhnod ot tin low’s and llcra.ndr*’* Plantation.— II IS pro >ah|.i e,i|,«r that the Indians have bun,ml the... placn*. or I hat | llrvy ar« mekmg a feint to draw tho no,.,,, nut of Hi. Augustin..— I Ihcyan. probohly ronmnlMtingllmrc, (,i i* about 14 mil.,* fro,,, Hf. j A, ) and ,f an. wo .land a . hnnc.c of a brn.h will, thorn. I do M.t know how long wo .hall he kept withtn Hl. Auau.tine, many of Id, y" are sn.iou* to go out, but throflirsn (toI Ihenieolvi* pledg- ! os to keep,hem within tf,.city.” * ; T!"* 1 ”’”1” at Ihi. place, more olf slmesl a* soon nZUtl l Ah?”l C"pt Msrnhsnt’o osmoany loft horn yesterday fbr 2 " l, ”'1 <’epts. I’orier.ml Mu*.* MsvsfMs ' X* TI’ ,l ** from lb, nr, they will mbs, „M H,e ! Hcruandc’ plan,..,..,,, tin K.turd.y eve JwV !,!d *oT *' »’•«"’ in • *>•»«<■» lime will, llu k. fie, ,b» ,P "* °'Hn,on "*• ,h«* P<«« *» burnt j if such It jz,bwh>rh ,,"*e•" H*r wi" h»’" n''*’vllh" ,'K,'*n •«*«" •bout the, vicinity ie alleged to be very rung. V on may rely upon this being correct.” J"? Hormutn* have turned not nobly themselves— and they have s just sense of the services of the Volun leers ni Georgia. South Carolina, snrl New Orleans — a T.Vy.. W'M *non ’truck «R “»'* Mflff f«>e. A* tbs- Old Hero write* to hit Correspondent at Tails , bsosee, it the. m,kh*tce>fdU I . The farna«« in fnU in th*’ Senate—On Mon day. Messrs^ McCarty (ng^Vvf the Expunging Resolu I *n" 'on,“*n* (for them) addressed that body — Gn Jnesday, Mr. Smith of Kanawha took the floor I aga.nst them—and mnde an astonishing ntrllty, of mat ters and things in general. The exhitrition is said to j have been uni foe! Yes»?day, Messrs McComas and Slaughter (against) and Flood (for the Resolution*) 1 kept the tinnr. ') Ink wu* a more modest distribution of the time, Ilian would have suited the taste of the orator ol Kanawha. i he Senate will get at the question, we suppose, in all this week, as the merchants say. THE V. S. IU.YK. The Pennsylvania Essayist—the Senator from Ka nawha—the r redericksburg Arena—the Alexandria Gil lette—the \\ bigs, large or little, are ut us. uboul in terfering with Pennsylvania'achartering the Hank of the tJ* S.—tigrttil' The Alexandria Gazette says: Our liicmt «*l llie* ItK-InnomJ Kiikjuirci Jiruiur* uu artificial as* cn.niBui in r< lali.iu lu |||. tUnk of till! LrUtle«l States, tt'liat h.« k o-fntm ioilo w nil, or c.n-for tli« re-churturol' tli* Hunk a*, u ftnu sgtmtnia Mm. iu.iiluiivo ?" Now. we have but one plain answer to give to nil these jreiitu-meii. It t|n*y will pul their liuiids upon their hearts and say, they do Conscientiously believe, that this “Dunk id the U. Stales diies not mean, us soon as it gets its charter from Penusytrwniu, to extend its opera- ! lions into other Motes, we will then admit their right to catechise us about our interference Uul they know the thing as well as we do—and it is all n humbug to pretend to deny it. They know that Pennsylvania is only the “fool of ground" on which the Hank in to place its lever; and therefore it is trilling with the common sense of the public, to talk of its being exclusively n Pennsylvania charier. It is intended to operate on the other States ol the Uniim— it is only lobe nearly the same Spirit un der another form—the Metempsychosis of the present Hank, under the charter of a State—and therefore it is, principally, that we oppose it. And wlial u solemn problem docs the question present, not only to Pennsylvania, but to the whole Union! — What! Shall one Slate legislature have it in its power, by a bare major tty, acquired by temporary party causes, to make an irrepealable charter, for 3T> millions, (and why not 100 millions2) lor thirty years, (and why not 100 years.2) without any appeal to the people, and contra ry to their wishes? Shall they sell their posterity, to the 3d generation—it may be, to an aristocratic, irrespon sible corporation—and what is more, nut only to atfect the one State which creates it, but several, perhaps all of the Slates ofthis Union? 'l’lie Convention of Pennsylva nia is abuutto form a new Constitution. They had bet ter look toil. e advise them (if it be not an imperti nent interference on our part!) to hedge in the power of their Legislature, for the future, with sure guards ugainst a repetition of such abuses. The Convention of N. Y. engrafted on the Constitution, which they formed in 1821, the following clause, which is well worthy of the consi deration of other Conventions: Akt. 7, Si.c. 1). “ Tlie assent of two-thirds of the mem bers elected to each branch of the Legislature, shall bo requisite to every bill appropriating the public monies or property—lor local or private purposes—or creating, con tinuing, uttering, or renewing, any body politic or^corpo ral*. ’ [Con. of JY. 1.—JYut)., 1821. J ho case of Col. Kr<*bs is not yet elucidated. We re fer to our preceding columns for the charge itself, und for n variety of details connected with it. Th» Committal] appointed to inruitigutu the circumitancoa con Motud willi th* atlmupt imulu to bribo Mr. Kielw, reported on tlio lull, “Hist owing to Ilia ubacncu ol' tlio periuui implicated, they wsro uimlilu to proceed in tlio investigation, but tii*y iiutu tukon menimjre* to briri|' In*ton* tliciii tho.c persona.'* 1 lu? last account of the iiunk is in the following letter, from the National Gazette: .... . “IUh;»i»iiu»cj, Jun. 13, 1836, half post 12 o'clock. 1 lie hill to incorporate* the United Stales iiunk has just Soon or neriitl by the Semite to bo transcribed lor u third muling, by a rots ol 20 to 13. It will fiuully pons tlio Senuto to-morrow by u voto of to 12. Ono of tin* friends of the bill wu* accideiitully absent from nis scat wlittu the above vote was taken." tiXvn act of u Letter from a Member of Congress, to his friend in this City, dated Washington, February 14</i. *• Tiie effect of tiie vote on the Expunging Resolutions in the House of Delegates ol Virginia, is such here as you could not believe, without being present. The Ex punging news, and the news of the reception of the Pre sident's Message in England, and the French Kind's Speech, all got here the same morning. The Demo cratic Members were electrified—every eye was unu suully bright—every countenance wore a smile—while a general buzz of conversation filled the Hull. Members went from seat to scat—gathered in groups—talked loud and fast—and all in a few minutes were informed of the facts. “ llut, 'methinks* I henr you ask, 1 What did the Com bined Elements say and do?’ To this 1 can only say, that no day has passed over in our House, that exhibited’ a more perfect state of melancholy, dispirited, sour si lence! It was a day of‘wailing and gnashiiiir of teeth' to them. “ 1 saw but one ‘Whig!’ manifest the least degree of pleasure on the subject of our Foreign Relations. He, the amiable Slorer of Cincinnati, did exhibit the teelinos of a Patriot.” ° I ho Janies River, which had frozen down to James t own during the very cold spell, is again open—and the Steam-Boat greeted us on Tuesday evening. 1 lie Potomac was sealed up to its mouth—but we pre sume, is nearly broken up by this time. . bs*elo«s of MSS. on hand—and tve mint bespeak (lie pa tience ol out Correspondent*. Tliu dialogue, exposing iho zie/uir course ol our whirligig neighbor on the various 1‘icsidenlial carnli dates, to which bo bus lent the light of In* countenance, Uuiing thu J5V 1«3*. <“>'•> I "«• to time, is admirable. The letter of the inomhtri oflbe House "I Delegate* on the Kxpunging Resolutions—and the ap peal to Ilia Hrimbliraua of Virginia, aia in season, but snual wait a Say or two. Ilie list of Corresponding Committee* will be finished ni our next. head Kenton’s Speech, ll is worthy of him, or of apt Mtstusman lu America. 1 i TO THE EDITORS OF THE EH'Q.U/RF.R. , , •• Washingtou, Feb. 12, 183U. “Uenton s resolutions to appropriate “the surplus reve nue in the construction of national defences, will doubt less be amended by striking out the word “surplus," and inserting a sum certuin, sufficient to carry on, with a spirited nnd greatly accelerated vigor, those long neg lected objects—and in that shape will puss, 1 think, al most unanimously. Commensurate with this design a reasonable increase of the army follows, ns a necessary consequence; because military work* would bo useless in the absence of a sufficient military force, to man and render them effectual. 1 he navy also, our safest and strongest arm of defence, will be embraced in the same general plan, and meet the attention due to it. “ The debate upon the foregoing Resolutions, has been at all tunes warm, sometimes intempeiate, in proportion as it tins partaken, wore or less, of party considerations, and the disposition of either House, to throw the blame o! last winter's “faux pas" upon its co-ordinate branch, j t-if'- *praml*le, Mr. Adams has wielded “the shield of Achilles, with evident effect against Senator Webster; and “Hector tollers to his full,' as is generally believed One thing is certain, that in relation to the •* Whig Bur tu " Mr. Adams lias passed the Rubicon, and cannot return to them again. Whether lie can he relied on as a deai* table auxiliary to the “Administration Burly," is another and different question—Time will show. “ * wr?,e )")U length, the day after it was delivered, some strictures on Senator Leigh's speech of the Dili, in the discussion of the same Resolution, which has fully embraced within its ample scope, the whole question of our relations with France. I wrote under n “hioh pres sure excitement, and may have said many things in a style offensive to courtly cars, which would, perhaps, been belter not to have been said at ail; but let thnt pass. It is true, thut when a statesman can find a place in his seat, in relation to n matter deeply affecting the repijia. lion andinterests of his own country ,growingoutofa con troversy w-itli a foreign country, and can stoop to become the apologist, nay, the advocate of the foreigner, lie has no claim to the forbearance of those against whose sensibility he so unreasonably offends. It does appear to me, that Mr. l-eigh is not of that order of men, with whom the love of country, for the excellence of her institutions, is the rul ing passion, which a patriot never surrenders, but it abides with him, “strong in death." He cunnot be of the genu ine Anglo-Saxon stock, Americanized. He cannot bo devoted to the principles of popular government, unless considered “in the British sense.." Whatever may have been Mr. Leigh’s conceptions in 1812, (when he drew up the Resolutions adopted by his State, of which he was a member,) on the right of instruction and the. duty of obedi ence, l mil quite sure lie h •* long since repudiated them, as silly notions and Utopian phantasies, judging as 1 am bound to do, from bis conduct during subsequent life_ No man better knew than Mr. Leigh, when he look his seut in the present Congress, that he did it in defiance of public opinion, the declared will of the people of Lin State, and of the immediate constituent body, to whom according to his own shewing, he owed allegiance, purg eil as it was of the political taint, to which lie wasindeht ed fur hia seat- Alter the signal set of suicide, which Mr. Calhoun found occasion to inflict upon himself, and the equally signal reprobation by which it had been con demned, it is passing strange, considering the delicacy of his situation, that Mr Leigh should permit himself to !<e seized with a congenial infatuation, immolate himself on a kindred altar, and subject himself to a condition, troui which no subsequent expiation can, or ought to redeem him. " He that sows the wind must reop the whirlwind:' Is it so, that Mr. Leigh has deter- j mined to brave public opinion—to pursue the tenor of his course in the spirit of obstinate defiance, and bring down Upon himself the execrations of an insulted con* 1 •nunity? It cannot, mnst not be.— Why, sirs, Mr, L. lias laKi-n tmlder grounds, than even tlm heated mid heedless South Carolinian—He contends, and attempted In prove it too' not only that France is the injured party, hut that it is due from the I hief Magistrate of this great nation, as the author of the wrong, to humiliate himself before the I- rench King, and expiate the affront, in the form pre scribed f.,r him, according to the example of Lercuro, Doge of (lenoa, who h-d in like manner offended ngainl a former monarch of the same nation. My Virginia blood moled within me, as the Senator dilated on the ungracious suggestion, nor has abated its flow, now Unit I uni doomed fo record the monstrous scandal. What! the President of these United Stules, the constitutional representative of the nation, the indomitable Andrew Jack son, required to “erptain," to “apologise” to n for eign power, in a set form of words, liecanse in his opin ion, that power had wronged the nation he represented, and mr that reason, thought proper to admonish her of it Never! no, never! To the honor of the American Hcnate he ,t M,d, Mr. Leigh, so for, hss found no re sponse m this view of the case. “If those two speeches, of Mr. Calhoun anil Mr. Leigh, should ever be published as delivered, so as to retain their downright Hartford Contention taint, l venture to affirm, • hat the speeches and their authors, will from thenceforth be regarded “as a bye-word nnd a reprourh” in the poli tical history of the times. "'Vh'& wa» right when it ssid of Mr. I^ejgh, “hi was hulj a century behind the spirit of the. age." This was about the time Mi. L. wjs endeavoring in theConvcn tion (• disfranchise the whole labouring community of Virginia, on the ground "that they Hirer could uml never tcuiifd become politicians,” safely to be entrusted with the right of xuirrijf)', nnd participation in the choice of their own rtilers Mr. L. ]» now as much farther “behind ih» spirit oj the age” as the tune which has elapsed since the adoption ol the new Constitution to the present day. lie has not advanced u peg in tile science of free govern ment t»r love of free institutions. \\ hat hus lie lulely said, or luort* than intimated, relative to the Chief Magis tute ot the American people—and that m his plm-e, and upon hi* responsibility, a* :t Senator of the U. States? " hy, in substance, that the President of the U. S'ale* hat! unworthily prostituted his high ollice tor grovelling und electioneering purposes, uud to sustain the Party by whom Ins Administration was upheld ; tiist with a foil I reasury at command, and a view to squander it among' his fa vmlies, the President had insidiously sought a quar rel with fiance, uud provoked u war, to give colourable pretext for spprupiiuliun* ol"extravagant amount, in an ticipation ol the probable result—and should it come, at tribute the cause of the calamity to the contumacy of his political opponents in Congress, for refusing to vote him three millions ol dollars at the last session, to be laid out conditionally, at his discretion, in the laud and navul service—and for the loss of the “ Fortification Bill’— I hat. like u distinguished Prussian Monarch, it was a suHideut cause of war with the President, that lie could control “ the best 'lrtasuny in the world”—nnd like n “scoundrel King ol England!" who designed to sell iiis country to France,made wur on Holland, ostensibly, because she had a rude picture hung up in some warehouse ol Amsterdam to coimneinorute u naval vic tory over England, “which the King sought occasion to tal.cinan ojf'ensicc sense.1” Mr. E. is certainly unique iu all his political notions—habitually censorious of those who happen to ditfer with him in opinion—uud views principles through a medium, exclusively his own something like “the dug in the manger”—cannot lake the lead himself, and will not sutler others to tnke it. The honorable Senator carries out this principle of singulari ty so fur, us to be the only muu of ordinary intelligence within my knowledge, who still thinks, or protests to i think, u war with I ranee unavoidable—and on that I ground alone, as be hus said, feels himself constrained to vote for larger and mote liberal appropriations than un der other circumstances, he would do—yet, that he will not go to the amount of a single dollar, with a view to defeul Mr. Clay's favorite “Bill,” to distribute the pro ceeds ol the Public Lands among the Stales—the sole object ol which is, indirectly to re-assume the principle of “Internal Improvement,' by the General Government. “Mr. Leigh is certainly a good lawyer, but a most un fortunate politician. France hus had the full bene til of hi* forensic abilities, whilst the wishes of Ins Slate have been disregarded, and the public council paralyzed by lira eccentric, anti-Virginian and unsialesmanlike deport ment. ’Pins is said—“with mure of sorrow than of anger' —for, Mr. Lei>fli is certainly, a most estimable man in all tin? relations ol private life—yet, in the uume, and for the sake ot my country, save me from hi* political princi ples, now, henceforth and forever ! uavmg solar poured out Hit vials oj my wrath, (not ot the vindictive order, lor 1 have ever respected him as u man,) what shall he said of the CuUd who wantonly placed him in the unenviable position be occupies—mid what of the tardy justice of those whose duty it has her n to relieve the Hotly Politic of the rankling incubus? As to the former, their fiat lias been pronounced in a voice of thunder, by an indignant people; their measure is full, and running over. As to the latter, tlieir course was as clear us it written with a sun-beam ; the issue was made up and tried at the Spriug elections—and nothing re mained to be done, but to execute the righteous judg ment of a long-forbearing people. Yet, the "expunging process" has been permitted to "drug its weary length along" into the third month of the session, whilst Mor deem, the Jew, "still sat at the King's gate.” I beg of my Republican friends, to be udinonisbed to a sense of what is duo to themselves and those whom they repre sent, by a more frequent recurrence to the maxim of old Roger Sherman—"It is the business of Minorities to de bate,of .Majorities to vote." Yours, truly, to Tin: Kin Tons. " Washington City, Feb. 14th, lt?3(I. “Since my last, the prediction that the President would accept the proffered mediation of England, lias been fully realised. In addition to this pleasing intel ligence, we are still further gratified w ith the inteili f ence that France has also accepted the mediation. The 'reach King, in the speech from the throne, announces the proffer und acceptance of the mediation, so that I cannot tor the life of me perceive any reasonable ground to doubt that this painful und long-protracted contro versy will have un amicable end, and that the harmony which lias hitherto existed between tire people of tin two countries, will be restored to the Government*. The terms of the annunciation, by the King of the French, are, in my humble opinion, conclusive, ilint tin- Govern ment of France has been forced by the Legislative De partment, to receive and resent ns an insult, that part of the Message of December, 1??34, which refers to our French relations, when in truth the Government did not so regard it. There is one part of the King’s speech which will fill the measure of the old hero’s glory to overflowing—For the first time in onr history, au Euro pean King tias condescended to acknowledge and call us a great nation: this too during the Administration of that most bungling of all diplomatists, and most rush of ull rush Presidents, Andrew Jacksoni 1 cundidly confess, that when 1 read the expression, coupled as it is, too, with' Frunce, ali my American pride was aroused and thrill ed through every vein und fibre of my heart, llow, sir, did it uffeet you ? The last arrivals from England announce the reception there of the President's Mes sage.—The English Press almost universally pronounce the Mess age ablest of the able, firm, dignified, decisive, yet temperate and conciliatory—They pronounce that France is decidedlyin the wrong, and cunnot, with the slightest plausibility, withhold the fulfilment of the treaty ot indemnification. How is it, tiiat so many of our own presses, so many Americans should discover so much war in disguise in the President's Message of the present session, when such intelligent and disinterested foreign ers, having no particular fondness for our institutions anJ our prosperity, should pronounce its temperate und Conciliatory : It is parly, monstrous, jealous, envious parly, that has misguided their reason, uud misled their judgment. ivnai win Di? tlie reception of the speeches lu re, which have ascribed a spirit of irur in disguise to the President, in thu three Messages upon French relations, is not forme to determine—it is a matter between the gentlemen who delivered them, and their constituents. 1 only rejoice that the important developments to which I refer, will lie an impenetrable shield to the Administra tion, against the darts of the Opposition, who hoped on this ground to overturn it. " The Expunging Resolutions as adopted by the Mouse of Delegates have elicited much speculation, as to the course of our Senators. I have not myself indulged in any, nor made any intpiiry of either ol them or any bo dy else, us to their course.—1 suppose, when the resolu tions come tin, if they pass the Senate, the Senators will be prepared to take their course, and then speculation will be better employed in canvassing what they hunt, donn, than what they wilt do. The reception of this act of the Mouse of Delegates by the gieot interest which it has excited, proves most conclusively to my mind, that Virginia maintains n commanding influence in the Union, and that her opinions are highly respected, and have a most decided ell'ect upon that of other parts of the Union. “The Senators from Louisiana and Mississippi have not yet arrived, but nre hourly expected —When they nr rive, the great nominations now depending before the Seriate will he acted upon, if public opinion, so une quivocally expressed, shall, as it ought to have, ils pro per influence upon the Senate, the result cannot be doubt ful as to nny of the nominees. “ 1 could not hut admire the ingenuity and dexterity, with which the Opposition in the Legislature attempted to parry the force of the expunging instructions, by some of tlie amendments they offered. If they had succeed ed, there would have been an assertion of the abstract right of instruction, with the iiu-nns of n practical disre gaid of them! It would only have been for the Senators to have said, the resolutions instruct us to violate the Constitution—for, that is their known opinion—and they Would have been justified in not obeying or resigning. Why wus not the same means of escape left to Mr. Rives when he was instructed out of the Senate? " Hinr'> * commenced writing this letter, news has reached here of the arrival of the message in France, and the feelings which it inspired. The I’nri* press general ly, embracing the Government paper, regards the message as tern|N»rat* and conciliatory, and expresses the belief that there is no doubt of the amicahlc adjustment ofihe controversy. The Duke de Broglie has so said. And now, sir, what say our friends of the Opposition ? Do they see U'ur in Hi.touise still?*’ FLORIDA The appeal to Georgia for succor, ngainst the hostile incursion# o| the Seminole Indians in Florida, lias not been in vain. In every (pinner of tlie State almost, the citizen soldier, is breaking from the endearments of home, the engagements of bis business, and arming for the field. S’vannali and Augusta have ain ady sent forth their Volunteers, and it is only for a want of tlie Ihc.iliiies of transportation, that the town* of the interior have thus far been behind them in promptness. Volunteers from Madison, Lntonton, Sparta, Macon, Forsyth, and Han dersville, will shortly lie oi. their way to join their lei low eitiiens in the defence of Florid#. In this county, the ( orim ol mounted Riflemen armed wiili the deadly Yager Rifle, under the command nfCapt. A. H. Kenan, will shortly be in rendiness; they now waft but the ne cessary clothing lor a few of the men, lobe on their wav " e see by the Darien Telegraph, that Gen. i linc-h has issued n circular to the young men of Camden, Mc Intosh, Glynn, Bryan,and Liberty, calling upon them to Volunteer and drive back the Seminole*. We do not think the appeal will remain unanswered.— Georgia Journal. From the forces which are fast concentrating in Flori da, %vr have no doubt, all diflicuitie# will he soon ended. We should not lie surprised, if our friends from this quarter should be deprived of the pleasure of seeing a stogie Indiun. Cant. IlobetIson's company, at last ac counts, was at Picoiala, and Capt. Bone*, with hit corps, arrived in Savunnah on the 4th. Notwithstanding the dangers, which were believed to beset the enterprise, doubt not, they will jet lay their bonus in Georgia. ST Our friends, the Itlura, probably left Pieolata on Saturday lor Fort King. Tlie Steamer John Stoney arrived nt Charleston on the 4th inat., from llcsufort and Smithville, (N. C.,) with • two companies of (J. 8 troop*, under command of Maj. Kirby, destined for the Florida service. [.Ingmatu Courier. From St. Augustin*.—The Steam**r lifiu-an, Captain Sassard. arrived ut this [>orl yesterday, from St. Augus tine. We had, however, previously received the follow ing letter from our rnirespondent ut that pluce, via Sa vannah, where the Ftiicon Inti put in: ••St. Ai’ut'STtKr. Feb. "We nre still without employineul,except sueli • s re gular camp duty, and the guarding of pickets require. A lalse iilartii was creuted ttie other night, tin* signal yuu ut the bridg" picket having .. hied by mistake. The volunteers in the garrison,turned not promptly, and in such it iiiunuer a» to inspire the greatest ennlidence in the ill, if indeed any evidence of their seal were wanting. 44 I heie are reports ol Indians huving been seen over the bridge yesterday; but little confidence is put in these rumors. Captain Merchant's company of about 40 Re gular* arrived here yesterday, from 8uvaiinnli, anu will probably icmain until Ger». Host is comes on, unless in the interim they receive order* from Gen. Clinch to join him. 44 A company of mounted men came in to-day from I’icolntu, bringing despatches from that pluce, and slso from Gen. Clinch. We Warn that, according to tin* best opinions, lint mam body of Indians are concentrating their three* at Powell-town in the west; that Micunupy, a chief, ha* joined Fencell, with 500 men; that they num ber at least 'S*M warrior*, and that they are making great prenatations for an early and decisive buttle with Clinch. Their object is to eirguge him to advantage with an overpowering three, before lie can receive rein forcement*. " I be ladies o| St. Augustine have pussed a scries of complimentary resolution* in honor of the volunteers, and have organized themselves into a society to render any service that usay be required. They urc emulous in their hospitality, and the only thing that detracts from our enjoyment, i* tin* sense that the measure of their gratitude iur exceeds our poor deserts. The detachment, us rrgtrds health, is highly favor ed; only a few complain of slight colds." Governor Al'Dulli** has made a further requisition for ■athlia. He now requires two companies of mounted Kideiuen. Colonel 8clinierie, of the IGth Regiment, has issued an order, which will be found in unofher part of oer paper, directing a list to be opened ut thp Regimental JJindl Room, lor tbe reception of 5il mounted Ride men v-uhinlccrs, that being the number required from his re l^uuent.— Courier. we? learn UmL Col. Abbot li. Brisbane, of Gen. Ham* sIVmi's Brigude, lias been op|iuintwt to the command <>i the Regiment of men first drafted, and Ita* entered upon iik sixties. John lie wit, of Gen. Bull's Brigade, is up pnu& d Lieutenant Colonel; but we have not yet ascer tosneu what Majors Iwvt been detailed. Brigadier-Go ueejil Bull has been appointed to the command of the two Kwiacnls. Upwards of lillO men arrived here on Sulurday night by the Uail Road from Abbeville and Edgefield Districts; with Others, amounting to about 4UU in all, are quar tvj-oW at the U. Si. Arsenal in luiiiionborough. The whole number nf troops ready to start in a few day*, (including the Irish VotmnUtrs, under Capt. Hen ry,*1 is between 5 and tiud. J< as understood Unit tlie troops from this quarter are to axMicetilraie ut St. Augustine, from whence the line of tuaaxJi for the interior would be taken up, and the coun try completely scoured; and we hope and believe to the eaitiLno discomfiture ami dispersion of the hostile Indians MMlhtn u very tirw weeks. 1’he Regiment of mounted men,according to a letter &omi the Governor, was expected to rendezvous in I’u ■rytkurg, in about ten days. Jlis Excellency Governor McDuffie proceeded onSt luxsfciy last Iroin Aiken to Augusta, to meet General •xcaCt, and it was not quite certain wliether lie would vi nit Cburluslon. Tai.t.aii asszx, 1 eh. (i.—Gen. Scott inis been ordered «nn dii take command uf the Armv now assembling for tho *ud**elion of the hostile Seminole*. He has arrived in ALLli dgeville, and may be expected to reach this place SAI a few days A requisition has been made by him on .South Carolina for iilteen hundred men, and on Georgia for fa'tree thousand. Alabama will also furnish a contiu* aeoit Alice to act eitbm against the Creeks or Seminole*. Louisiana will also furnish five hundred Volunteers whs were to sail for Tampa tux the lid instant, under the •oiusinand of the veteran Co* Twiggs. The t). Stales *uUlicrs at Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Savannah, Ois/rleslon and Norfolk, are all ordered to the seen.- of ■iKitk.n. The Bresident has acted with a promptness and K-nevgy winch cannot fail to bring the war to a speedy •oluw. “ Charge, must he the watch-word," says hr, in a letter to a gentleman in this place. This siiiipW *x iuHSMhi.tn speaks volumes of Ins former achievements, iUMlAll' his undying energy; and it will he the watch *vcud that shall Wad on to victory and to peace tot our M mg frontier. Cat. James Giidadan hns been appointed Quarter-Mas ler Generu) ol the 1 lorida Militia, avt ofiice which we *«•**■• no doubt lie wilt fill with credit lohimself and use 4'uAow* to the country, in the present exiticul mneture of our Affairs. llx.'. Daiit.—A new county has keen organised by our Legislative Council, embracing the country bordering ■°* 8ew River, and inclttdtug Indian key, to be culled Dade county, in honor of the lamented Muj. Dade _ [Floridian. !•’# Ut!* 8 \ 8 A UK*; iJSls.VT t; 88 W. HOUSE OF DELEGATES. Friday, Fth 12, tS3ti. A aacssage was received from the Senate, staling that Huey fold passed the lulls—authorizing James Martin to iiuid xud convey certain real estate—releasing to William Fisbrt the Commonwealth's right to one thousand acres ofivad in the county of Nicholas—and to establish the lew* at' Hedgesrille.—They have also passed the hill to provide- an index to the Journals of the flmue of Dele gab-s with umeudineats, which were agreed to by the Fefationg were preaented and referred, by Mr. Crutch field,at'the stoekliolders of the Rappahannock Company, praying authority to transfer their stock to the corpora <* Fredericksburg—by Mr. Lcyburn, of T. W Grave*, for the re-payment of $55 paid by him for a li cewse to vend lottery tickets. Os motion of Mr. Harhiso-v, the Committee for Courts Justice were instructed to inquire into the expedien cy^ providing by law for the confinement in the Beni Leuuaiy of this Commonwealth of convicts in tbeFoder ad C*urt* in this State, who may lie sentenced by the •aid courts to contifx-uient and hard labour. Ou motion ol Air. (»AKi.ANf>ot A., leave was given to kr.og in a bill appointing trustees for the town of Glas gow in the county of Amherst, and for other purposes. Ou motion of Mr. CROTcilrirxii, leave was given to bcisg in a bill to incorporate the Fredericksburg Mining Company. “ <->n motion »>! iVlj. DAvioso.t, tho petition of Hugh £fr.Gavock, of thocuausty of Wythe, ami tlur accompany «*g documents, were referred to the Committee of Courts «J Juslice. On motion of Mr. Watkins,the Committee of RoutR, A^c., was instructed) to inquire into the expediency of *'« amending the avt authorizing » subscription on be 1 half of the Slate to tile slock of the Richmond, Fro aiericksburg and Potomac Kail Road Company, parsed January y.id, 18115, ;vs to specify more accurately the amount of stock to bo taken by tho Board of Public Works. On motion of Mr. Ck.Vninoham, the committee np. pointed to examine into the condition of the Bank of Vir ginia und the Firmer*' Bank of Virginia, was instructed «o inquire into the expediency of providing, by a decla ratory law, that the Preside!,i and Directors of the Far •Jier* Bank ut Richmond shall so distribute the surplus Fund of the Bank intended to meet losses from bad and j doubtful debts, as to plue* tlie Bank at Richmond, and i the several Branches thereof, iri point of capital, upon | the fooling required by the ad ol incorporation; and that the said committee oleo enquire arid report particularly Ut this House, how the surplus or contingent of the Bank of Virginia bus been administered. HANK HGPOKT. On motion of Mr. Cauti:k, the House took np the re portol the Select Coiiunittee on Banks, and concurred in the billowing resolutions ; Hr suited, Flint w is expedient, at tliia time, to ungnicnl the Banking Capi'sd of this State. Hrsulrrd, i hat in making such augmentations, it is expedient that restraint* more strict than those imposed by the clin'er of the existing banks, to prevent excessive issues and lo give additional security for tlx- amiridneas of the currency that such issues may xnpply, nnd its general credit throughout the State, should be carefully provided. RAIL-AUMl TO TIIK i'KNKKKHBK vi.N*. A bill l)> inuorporale the stockholder of the Lynch burg nnd Tennessee Rail Rond Company,trad to ant ho me them, or tlx- Liuies River and Kanawha Company, to construct a rail-tonal from Lynchburg t-. Richmond, was taken up. with sundry nnH'iidments reported by the Commitli-i* of Rouds. Alter some diseusMotl between Messrs. Dome!, Craig, Miller, McM ullcn, Misrdaugli, (liliner, it nlkms, J eases, Chapman nnd tonlaiur, all the amendments but one were agreed to. On motion of Mr. StaXAMU, the hill ws* ismended, so ax to provide that the road should puss near Hie town of dcoltsville. Mr. MciViciikn made an nnaureessful motion In an»-nd tho lull, »-> ax to change the roups proposed, through Moine of tlx- kfontb-Wesh-rn counties The hill uax then onk-red to he on the table On motion of Mr. On.xn, Tli* House adjourned. Tuesday, February If?, A message was received from the Senate,at.Uuig Ui.it they have passed tlir- bills, entitled, an act to enlarge the town or < Marksville, in tlx- county of Mecklenburg, an act to authorize a sepAiate election at itedgesville, in th-f county of Rrrkeh-y; an act m incorporate the trustees of the Halifax Academy ; noil an act to au thorise a separate election at the tavrrn house of Wm. Irvin, in the county of Cumberland I he Rer.AKKK laid before the house,a communication from the Governor, enclosing the Annual Statement of the Mi reliant*' and Mechanic*' Bank of Wheeling and of its Office of Di.-rotinf and Deposit? at Mnrganfon'rr .. I he Sci.akkk laid before the House a communication from the Governor, enclosing the Annua? Report of the Boardof Public Works, which was ordered to be printed. I he Set'.ki:h laid before the House a communication fioni John Brockeubrotigh, Esq.. President of the Bnnk of \ irgiuia, in answer to certaiu proceedings und resolu tions of the citizens of Norfolk. On motion of Mr. ('Aiirr.n, liie iettrr was referred to the select committee on Bunks, On motion of Mr. Williams. i Kfw/r«f l>y ibr (.itiimil /Issem/ily, Tint the Board of Public Mml.» ►>•• requested to employ a c<uiit*e(mt engi n»*er to survey a route for u rail-road from FuWetilli in the county ut Stalfmd to Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, und from " nrretilon, in the county of Fau quir-r, to •nine point of intersection and union with the route limm Falmouth to Alexandria; provided the p'-nnt of union 1>« not nearer lliut twelve miles North <<f Faf iiHiutli and eighteen miles South of Alexandria; »n<# that said engineer report to the next Legislature, the practicability, the ud vantages to the community, und ifaw probable coot of such improvements. On motion id Mr. iVl.vmsos, the engrossed bill to au thorin' the tip;>er Appomattox Company u* increuse their capital stock, was taken op; and the question being on its passage, it wus supported by Messrs. Madison, Wiley, and Brown of P., and opposed by Mr. Booker—The bill was rejected by the following vole: .‘tiffs—Messrs. Drummond, Southall, Lajire, Wiley, M’Clintie, Hunter of B , Miller. Wilson of B., Beuh ring, Price, Watts, Watkins, Wethered, 5il*»an, Hnlle innn, Gregory, Griggs, Hone, Beard, Taylor »<f Lou don*. Ragsdale, " ug/^ner, VVilley, Morgan, Sheriaid, Parker, Fitzgerald, Masters, Almond, M'Coy, Cackley, Hopkins, Carroll, Mudison, Harley, Gibson, Prentiss, Brown of P., Slttuard—3d. —Messrs. Banks, (Speaker,) Grinolds, Craig, Campbell, Decamps. Turnbull, Ui»*kcr, Austin, Xfainu el, Christian, Hill, Wilson of C-, Yonghun, Smith of fruuqaier, llickerson, Strange, Stegar, Hale of Frank lin, Holland, Bowen, Smith of G., Mail of G., Car rington. Nixon, Goodirll, Mullen, Harrison-, K-inclieloe, t oiiLaiue, Summers, Fleet, Kohiuson, Neill, Jkyys,Stra ton, Powell, Tayibr of M. die. M., Rogers, Garland of M., Chapiimn, Ingles, Bento*, Brown- of N., Cooke, Word folk, Adams, Swanson, Witclies, Mvirris, William*, Marteney, Nicklm, Dorm,in, Leyburn<, Moffett, Jessee, M Mullen, Bare, Kinkcr, Butts, Moucnre, Gillespie, De lashmutt, Jett, Saunders—GU .On motion of Mr. Bake, the report of the committee of propositions und grievances, declaring? rtusnnable the petition ot citizens of Shenandoah and Frederick, for a new county out of a portion of those counties-,, was taken up, und agieed to. un motion ol >i». Ouiggs, iho report of the coims^it tee ol propositions aivi grievances, declaring rcasoitable (lie petition ol citizens of the county of Frederick, for the formation of a new countv out ol"u portion ol- that county, was taken op, asd agreed to. ABOLITION KLSOUJTIONS. Mr. Parkkk said lie should move tiisl, that the House recede from its disagreement, ami tlien be should offur an amendinenl to lire Senate's amendment, which lie read. Were lie to follow his own inclination, he should move that the House adhere to its disagreement; but he would not set up his opinion against that of a majority ol the House, in the amendment which he proposed there was a distinction drawn between those of our North ern brethren who expressed friendly and liberal senti ments towards the South, and those wliosiKike of slave ry^nnd slave-holders in terms of denrmcMtion. '1 he House then agreed to the motion to ref'de—when Mr. P. offered tire following amendment, which was agreed to: Strike out the Senate's ainendment, which expresses unqualified satisfaction at • the indication* of public opinion at the North and insert a declaration’, that we 1 lave seen w ith “ satisfaction those expressions of public opinion of our JVurthrrn Brethren, favorable to the rights *»f the Southern Stairs, and in cnmlcmnulion of the con dart and motives oj the e^holitoH: sis a mono them.” The following eugiossvd bills were lead a third time and passrd : To authorize the Common Council of lire town of Fre deticksburg to make an advancement npori the Stock of tlie Corporation hi the Rappahannock. Canal Company —to authorise the Judge of the Second Circuit to ap point a time for holdinj' the court thereof in certain cn •**—to incorporate the Newtown (Stevensburg) Library company—to incorporate the Mechanics’ Manufacturing company—to change tin* place ot Iwidiiia a separate election m the comity of’Fyhn—to change the time of holding the Circuit Superior Court of Law anil Chance ry lor tlie counties of Monroe, Giles, and Montgomery— to incorporate the Trustees of the Upperville Academy in the county of Kumpiier. .a On motion of Mi. WiTHirnru, the house adjourned. li'tdnr.sdatj, February 17. A message was received from the Senate, stating that they had passed a bill concerning Dull’ Green,—and that they had also passed, with amendments, * bill to alter the terms of the Circuit Superior Courts of the Seventh Dis trict and 1 hirteentil Circuit of this Common wealth— [Amendments agreed to.]—And that they hail agreed to the amendment proposed by the House to the Senate's ‘till amendment to the resolutions oil the LnterLcrence of Northern Abolitionists in the subject of doiucstuc slavery ill the South. On motion of Mr. Douiian, leave wns given to bring in a hill extending the time tor the commencement of the works of the Greensville ami faultier Gap Turnpike Company. Ou motion of Mr. Mounts, it was lie sol rat by the General Assembly that tlie Hoard of Public Works be instructed to employ a competent Hngmeer to survey 1 and make estimates ot the cost of o|H.-mng communica tions between the head waters of Rack Ray and Link liorn Ray, and between the head-waters of the Northern brunch ot the North River and the head waters of the Southern hrao<tii ol Lyriiihavcu river in tlw county of Princess Anne. On motion of Mr. ItaowN of l'., leave was given to t bring iu a bill to prevent frauds in the packing of cotton, 1 by requiring the personal wince gin it may he packed to | mark his or tier name and residence upon the bate, and also providing suitable peuallics for false packing _ Oil motion ol Mr. Avsm, leave was given to inquire into the expediency of uuienduig an act incorporating Hooker s Gold mining company. Petitions were presented and referred—by Mr. Wat kins, ol citizen* ot GoockLaud, reiuousUaung against the application of tlie Curlv-isvtlle Rndge Company, to he allowed to hold reulestate—by Mr. Wilson of C., of citi zens of Cumberland, for a similar object. 1 he following engrossed hills were read u third time and passed—to revive and amend an net to incosporale the Gal lego Manufacturing Company—[The title was amended it* the **Hellt Manufacturing t.oiupunv"]— to provide for tho construction of a road across the Blue Ridge at Milam's Gap. 1 lie eugrossed bill to reorganize the first and second judicial districts was read a third time, and alter having heen opposed by Messrs. Parker and GrinaltLt, und sup ported by Mr. Gregory, was rejected. On motion ol Mr. Watkins, lire I Louse adjourned. Cobiu croor.—In iheayci anil nous on (lisagrcniu;; to tho Sennlc’i hll amoiuJaiuiit, pntiiisliB.I in ihu I ji juirer ol' Natonlay last, niuno ol Mr. htrauguii umillBii. Hu uotcii in tlia negative MARRIAGE*. Married, on Thursday, thu -JUt January, liWC. by the K„e. Mr. Hyland, Mr. ri. 1*. Kuut, \o Mies Mary Aim, duugi.lvr of John Putt. Ksij., all uf AlWuiueb. DEATH*. Died,at OnynwHit, tKs rasulenci. of John II. Hcrnard, Eslj., on the 11 Hi lilt., >lr. I II.mu.■< Hulling, ion of ('humus Hulling, of tulilis, m the li'jlli year of his iign. 'J'u him, Nnlure, In hei |>rov idtucu,domed the sense hi hearing—end, of <-unse<|uiric<>, the gilt of speech; end, with tlsein, the 'liousund privilegn* mnl hlussiltge that como ofui. rc*tra.uwrf social cum arse, uml of tho myriad sounds of created thing*. Yet thus disublod, her compensating gifts, seconded hy fa vorul>©» ein umstance#, ruuspiied greatly to ipialily these dn>udvai*. tagns and. to rundor him a very remarkable man. Placed at an ctvlu age Under the tuition of the rrluhralc.l llranlwood of bilinlnus, Ins naluvtUy fin* uudMrvlanding wo# rnpi.lly developed. He mad with pleasure, especially such hanks as ticatud of life, os descrihed iiriii'oSsc in-ry—compuspil and wrote, in a peculiar, yet clear, and g rapine style, and achieved in attun ing an artificial faculty of spennh, elmosl ei|ual In the i,at uml (it I may so spenk,) l!»* most tig. nal trUtmpb over eon»iilultM«l iolirmiiy that p.sdmhli has aver licou Accomplished hy a Mule, huilina to these Hcquijuu.. uts, g-teat eiw*. city of disposition—polished and graceful uuumsss—ui>u>]Unllvd pow. ers of imiloiion—ami an almost intuitive perception of tho imsn ing of others, ho ih* admiration nnd Womler of strangers—and the delight ofan extetieivo cotmnclion and numerous Iriaiuls. They will long ilepluro a. less thnl nwtiiue can supply. TtioiKK^T kxc m anC kT AND LOTT AIRY OFFICE. Uichmokd, Viuoum. SPLENDID LOTTERY FOR FEBRUARY 27 30,0011 Capital, and 100 prize* of Virginia Pctmlmr^ Vsoftcrv Clnv# Nn. 5.—To In* drawn at Alexandria, Feb. 27, 7*» N<» Isotlery, 12 drawn ballots. ORANIJ CAPITALS; I piiw of $30,000 » 8.00U I 4,r00 1 3,000 i t 9fiOO I 1,017 100 prizes (curb) of 1.000 Tielwf* $10 11 til vest $■'/ -QaMtMt $2 50, For tickets <.# shares in Ike above splendid Lottery pfc'ast* add ms TIP »M\S U BIGGER, lltdinnmd, Fa., Where Ilit* Gutnd Capital r.f Inyittmi with 9 of 5,000 4.000. and several nf 1 .(it)U-.*«t;(), Ac. bnvt* been *«>i wilhiait(*w day a, and aR ;«id at *ijjhl by Jantntry 30. [#4--w3w] ’ lilGGER. rjARUK'l BALE OF l-A,M>~ln pursuant© of c, S trust deed, executed trr tbi* subscriber by Willi.'irrt II. Hardwu k. dro’d, dated I be 9f*t December, 1833, and re corded in l lie clerk'* nfle© of th© county court of Buckingham. tr» arcus© the* payment of a debt rfue ter Ri e bn ml G Mvtsrts*. I stwvli pmcccd tu rcll, on fir#- pn*. miar*. both© higlteai bwldrv.fnr ready money, on Tuesday tb* hot of Mart’ll itext.'rf fair, if not. In© nest faff day, a err* t*** tract or parcel of Lvod, lyin r »nd h»ing in On* county of Buckingham, containing five hundred and fifty acre*, ami bonnded by lire land* of Chart©* Ynr>©©y, John Glo ver, nnd Bamtiel P. A yjcb, m„j by Jam©* river.--. The title to the above land i* h© be veil to h© jjood, bur •elling n* trustee. I shall convey only such title as i* vested in me by aaid trust deed CHARLEB YANCEY, 7V **//*#.