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compensation paid foe the usual « Iwoefir ; if proportioned U> that bene fit, as equity requires, it should be g« ester upon a large canal than apnn a -mailer one; because the carriage ul coot modi ties is at leaded with greater J a nitty (« the former than on d« tat ter» •®<* that% is the measaru uf the I sue fit afftxJed by any canal. But to induce the construction of any such noth, the profit on its stock, which the toll is designed to pay, should be proportioned to its coat,* or to the amount of that stock. In this ca*e I do not think that the toll oo the small er canal should be lea* than oo the lar ger canal, since the profit on the lar ger canal will be much augmented by ita more extended use, although the same tolls be levied on both. To conclude this long letter, if you enter heartily into the noble enterprise you propose, I would recommend it to you & your friends, to calf a convention, at soma suitable point, of represents lives from all the counties and towns interested in the navigation of the Shenandoah; and the higher up the valley, you have your place uf meeting, in order to accommodate the south western counties of the commonwealth, The more likely you will be to ensure its numerous attendance. If your preliminary measures encou-1 rage you to proreed farther, as I doubt not they will, then I would advise voo. belore the route of the canal be fixed, to obtain a voluntary concession «r the ground, on which it may be loca ted, along both sides of ths river, from the proprietors of its banks. Af ter this has been done, let a skilful practical civil engineer, of a reputa tion calculated to invite the public confidence in his judgment, be em ployed to survey and fix the route, ittuarit the nlan. anil form the esti mate of the coat of the proposed canal. A charter, and, I trust, a subscription to your stock, from the state, would follow your preparatory steps; all of which could be completed in a tingle year. f have written in great haste, and under the pressure of my public du ties, the preceding rcplyr to your in teresting letter. I wish that this, or any other service that I can coutnbute to your liberal purpose, may prove of any use. No man deplores more, than I have long done, the great in difference of oar commonwealth to works, which constitute in peace, the glory, as well as the riches of the state, and, io war, an essential part of her defence; while they are recommend ed to us by their tendency to pre serve the liberty, of which our Union is both the offspring and the only effi cient safeguard. W ith much reaped, I remain, Sir, Vour Obedient Servant. _ . CHARLES F. MERCER. ToJtSM M. Hits. L«4. COLD WEATHER. t No human being, aave Monsieur Chaubert, could write other than a fro zen paragraph during this weather, ami ht would weep icicles the moment be left his oven. Since Tuesday last our weather would laugh a Laplander out of all Countenance. For our own part, it would be a great luxury to warm our fingers for a few minutes at the North pole. A man's ideas freeze as they fall, and the droppings of his imagination harden more rapidly than malted lead in its passage from the top of a shot tower. Any man that sheds tears now. will cause great dis turbamre upon the pavement, for it will evhlently be a futil storm! And then this infamous influenza! Who in the name of mental and physical frigiditv coaid be expected to say anv tiling sensible, while h® was coughing with a vehemence that would do credit to — .. imcmiutii uviri Iiinifu in put down an opposition speaker in t**r I lament? What ought to be look ed for from the pen of a poor de*il of •n K litor, who has employed a super intendant ol Hi» own nose; and is liable «t each paragraph to the danger of *ne«»xing rv.-ry button off of his roat ? The New York Conner and (inquirer folks have frequently edified their readers by dissertations upon Calorie, and have even been hot headed enough ■ to singe ut hy an occasional push of a hot poker i but the public always gave a verdict of - Chance Medlev," which IHackstone aays is more proper ly thawl medley. They never fairly, either outburnt us, or burnt ns out.] thanks toner more ardent latitude, and ' w# should like now to know whether they can outfreexn na ? If they can, let them forthwith import nn iceberg and cut it iatu warming pane. [OmSis JirarwL H’wkty Statermrn. — •* fa it posti j We,** esclaimed the thoughtless Mitt. 1 the other day, •* is it possible that the merhanict evpert to be mmle judge* and senators? Mitt had a brother foxy te work, and therefore sent *• etepid to study, and therefore sent Home again | too'Heed leas to manage his awn affairs, ami! therefore selected by hit provident ami influential friend*.to manage the affairs of the vfo/r. The family were of course alarmed at the new dot trine that Had i bronght op a thriflv mechanic at a i rival candidate. Mitt prided Herself i mnrh upon ber family. The family , at rained ite high standing by the in j telltgrnce nf her industrious and w«r- > j thy grandfather, who waa a mechanic. a • etateeman, a carpenter, and a nena-.d tor—[PtofSt*, fM. yj jMtocic. | — I wmf—aw THE UEQlMtATOTIEu from ot * co«ESKWterr. • - MCHMONg M«. 91, 1991. A minute detail of the proceeding* of tba L*gi»Utui e can al m (mm boaf later : eal lo readers generally,- but particularly j at tbia moment. Saturday last was prin cipally occupied with a debata an Iba re-; port of tbe Committee of Agrirelture and ' Manufacture*, upou resolution* referred to that com mil toe. on motion of Mr. Bar boar, concert,lag tbe eodowmaat of a pro fessorship af Agitculfure ia tba Virginia Coiversitjr, and tbe pure base af a pattern farm Tbe committee reported iu favor of referriog tbe Act branch of the inquiry to tba Reetor end Visiters ef tbe Uatver •ity; and declared it iaespedieat to per ebase a pattern farm Upon these resolo tiens a wide and soma whs t irregular dis cussion arose. Mr. Barbour moved a substitute, proposing to giro the lent inqui re the same directiuu as tbe first, and that tbe report end substitute be laid upou tba UWe, with a view to. barn them printed. This motion was negatived, 49 to ^ Mr. Kppys, of Susses, then attacked the whole schema, wbicb be considered as a branch ef the odious tariff policy of tbe general gore re meet, end alluded some what severe It to tbe origia of tbe commit tee of agriculture ia the bouse, lie said be well knew tba genealogical tree from which it sprung. This celled forth aa eloquent reply from Mr Barbour, and soma savere strictures from Mr. Rives, of Campbell, on the course of Mr. Kppcs Mr. Broadus, j of Culpeper, proposed a substitute, ami Mr. Atkinson, of Isle of Wight, mured the indefinite postponement of tbe ubole tub ject, wbicb was carried, ayes 75, aoes 40 , ^ Mnnday, tbe order of the day was a hill to provide a new system of opening sod keeping ia repair I bo reeds af the commonwealth. The bout# went into commHtco of tba vthols. Mr. Miller, of; Powhatan, in the chair, and adopted vari ous amendments to the bilt Tba day be- j ing thus consumed, the committee rose. MWU cwmwm IV via ■lam. A Ml 19 ■ Terr important bill It provides an entire change in the present road system_taxa tion, instead of labour, but with tbe privi lege of paying the tax ia labour. Thai present plan every body admits to be m I efficient, oppressive, and unjust; but a be-: therthe idea af taxation will be a popular! one in tbe Legislature, or not, cannot yet j he determined. Tbe bill* bas since been ' j referred to a select committee. Tuesday was w holly consumed in de bate upon the new contest in the Orange! election. Tbe committee of privileges nnd elections reported that the contestant (Mr.! Deris) had oot presented his petition with in tbe 20 days required by taw. A motioo was made to recommit the report, with in street ions to enter into a scrutiny of the polls This proposition was carried, ma ny voting for it on the ground of the doubts which existed as to tbe true time of clos ing the election, whether it was when the polls were closed, or when the sheriff An ishnd his comparison of the polls. Fifteen day* more were allowed the parties to lake evidence. The question will scarce Iv be finally disposed of before the 1st of March. And then, as one ef the parlies remarked. “ tbe game will not pay for the candles.” On Wednesday, tbe report of tba Judi ciary Committee wras taken np, end nearly the whole day spent in tbe discussion of a motion to strike ouf the clause in one of the resolutions which confined tbe courts of law and chancery courts to eaeh efac iion district sending a delegate to tbe Ge neral Assembly. The motion prevailed, after an animated debate between Messrs Janes. Cbiistisn, lialyburtoa. Inland, | Semple, and Leigh. So that tbe House decided by a vote of M to 4that a Sups rior Court of Law and Equity shall be ea Ublisbed hi each county. A very earnest debate is expected, oo Friday, upon the resolution proposing to blend law and chancery powers in the same judges or tribunals. On Thursday, the bid organising the Executive, under the amended Constilu tioa, was taken up, and passed, after the consumption of a great deal of lime in un necessary debate. The salaries of the Governor and Couocll remain as umJet the eld Constitution. After this bill was! disposed of, the «• Lawyer's Bill,” at it is pleasantly called, mi considered |( pro_ ilnceil « deal of talk, aad some fluttering; aad I behave (ha judicious opposition of •one of tha fraternity forced it through Many member* mho thought it harmless and inefficient, mould hare voted against! •t, had no stir hero made; but when they < «*w what they deemed a morbid aensibili j ty on the subject, they gave if their sup ! j>or1—well assured, however, that it mould ; out operate dissdrantageno*|j ar j,eon | veoieotly to tha bonorahlo and correct portion of the bar. Tho tote oo its pas *a«e was 65 to 57. I^ave was given, to day. to bring ia a bill, incorporating a company to construct o Rail Road from Staunton to tba Fnto-1 mac River Of its passage. | cannot entertain a do«M; and it* importance to tho people of the Valley i* beyond di* pete It ia thought the stock will be la- f keo without tho slightest difficulty. utrnMowtr, /aw. t9. UMt. I Pinre my last, but littir busines* haa 1 been franaacted, though the subject of !' all others the moat important ha* been • nder disc nation in the Mouse of |>*| ! eg*tea—namely, the Judiciary qaea- , lion. .Mr. I«eig^ yesterday opened his . battery upon the proposed plan of:, blending lam and chancery powers in | rhe same tribunals—contending that it , mould rather increasa than diminish i the ceil# of mhich the people complain I —that it mas not possible fur human corner to perform the labour which it would impose upon bench and bar— 1 ind that it mould be subjecting the r jeuple »u tbe liability of being railed i1 wte IOJ chancery courts instead of 9, I * i* at present. Mia argument* more ? Heatrated by a great variety mf esam "**•» presented with grant force ll t»d eicameea, and in a very Hamlaama P era*. u IVday, tba aobjrct mat returned, after ig hoar •pent ia the reading and pa»aag% of ton dry bill* Mr. Leigh again took' the Owr, and occupied it for 4\ bourn, in a .speech of much pow er, fueling, and ingenuity. He depcu rated the establishment of a policy which he solemnly beliescd'would be injurious lo the community- He tho’t the system of •* bringing justice home to every man's door,*' might bo poshed too for, and that by rendering jedges, lawyers, end people, too familiar with each other, that feeling of mntaal vene ration and reaped, which be deemed essential to an impartial administra tion of justice, would be deslieyed.— The judges would become too familiar with the parties, to escape the imputa tion of partiality lo one, and of injus tice to the other—and the stimulus to an honorable fame, which alwaya ei ists with judges and lawycrs,«hen be fore people to whom they are strangers, would be destroyed. He said he felt * solicitude for the welfare of Virginia,asconoecled with herjudicia rr, and he, for one, would not, when the people asked for bread, give them a atone—or, instead of a fish, give them a serpent with deadly and poisonous qualities. 'J'lie conclusion of his speech was eloquent and impressive, evincing a deep interest in the subject; and he laid upon the table, for the considera tion of the members, his projet of a system which might obviate some of the difficulties. Mr. Barbour moved an adjournment, and will occupy the floor on the oppo site side on Monday. Mr. Gilmer, Mr. Jones, and others, will also oppose the views of Mr. Leigh. It seems certain, that a majority of the House will go for a system, giving the law judges for each county chancery powers, as to all cases where the nartiea r*>ai<la in itio county ; but I think it not improbable tlu»t superior court* of chaoccry, for cases where the parties are scattered through the Slate or else where, will al so be established. The subject, I have no doubt, in all its branches, will con sume the whole month of February. Tbu bill authorising a subscription by. the Hoard of Public Works, to the stock of the 44 Sitiitlificid, Charlestown, and llarpera-Ferry Turnpike Compa ny,” was this day ordered to be en grossed for its third reading. 1 will not venime to predict its ultimate fate, but hope for the best. 1 trust tho pa trons of this important improvement will spply all their energies to its vi gorous prosecution. CatmcU from the Bkhmoad paper*. SATURDAY, JASi. 22. On motion of Mr. Castleman,it was /TesoW, 't hat the Hoard of Public Work. b« requested to enquire into the expediency of subscribing to Ike BerryviUe Turnpike Company, the amount of aid asked for in ike bill now m progress, to that effect, fcc. On motion of Mr. Gallsher. it was H&hxd, That the Board of Public Work* he requested ta report to tkie House, during this session, upon tho expediency of a sub script ion by the Commonwealth, to tho Stock of the Smithfiekl, Charlestown, sad Harpers Kerry Turnpike Company. Mr. Campbell, of Bedford, submit ted the folluwing resolution,which was agreed to, on a division, by a vote of 47 to 36. Branford, That the Committee of Courts of Justice be instructed to enquire into the ex pediencv of changing the mode of compen sating Justices of the Kracr for i heir services, and in the event of such change, applying the proceeds of Ihe Sheriffalty in each county, to the ch*cha»ge of the county and parish levy. 1 he llouae of Delegates was occu Died (he greater part of the day on the Report mad. by Mr. Rives of Camp bell, from the Committee of Agricul ture, oil two resolutions submitted to that Committee at the instance of Mr. Harbour,rite first proposing to establish an Agricultural Chn tr in Inn llnivemi. tjr, the second to purchase a small tract of land in its vicinity, to be used a* a pattern farm. The Committee re ported favorably on the first, proposing however, to submit it to the Visitors lor their views, to be made known to the neat (trneral Assembly: on the se cond, their decision was adverse, and Mr. Barbour moving to amend the re f>«wt in tlm« respect, brought on a warm ami discursive discussion, in which the state of Agriculture generally was re viewed, its depression, and the beat mean* of reviving i«. Orn. Kppes at oV” . tmo ffHwbkwi of Mr. Barbour with great vehemence, consi deripg them the offspring of the same •pint which had produced the Tariff— 1 which he took occasion to intimate hit readiness to oppose by force, and to ftnress his belief, thst by that means y was it to be got rid of. Mr. Bar .r * which he rescued his if mult ural prvjti, from the paternity j •Mtgnrd them, defended them by the i '""'•"'.T of Mr. j,(r„wn, Hr^ctrd! h« deplorable state of Agiicoltore.and isterfed the nec easily of knowledge to .me inrat. the rundiliun and pelted, Itbertteu jf man, was brilliant and elicttfHia. Nevertheless, the Report f the C omuutteu was postponed inde-' c ##*»>. Mounsv, nac. 24. TTm House of Delegates was engaged during the whole nl te-dar. in tom !• consideration < ie Moad Bill—a out very attruc i >ve, bat most important measure— < reposing an essential variation of the i nnciple (if not an entire change) of < It present system ef opening and re i suing the public road* #f (be com I Tl>< »» * tketth rThb UH pnnitW*, In the 1st urtioa, that the «NSy wuH*. C their May or JiutrjrmM^atMlI r«wy sSm^WwMmML Id 4 Tkd (fptkalMN^r m rosfo Of for alurtapf old tnrt, foil htldrmd mWriirf foe rommitMmrrtikw appointed, w ho foU mny tha mk, lu. and report fosrsupua to the toot Scr. J Pm rid***, Tl»*l die rotltt shall art upon Mn h r«|«rt as heretofore. tier. 4 Uinsts the anunty snorts to divide the ' public ruoda into prraimts ■ for Ctomiainsm snanmHy to 1st the sane to the lowest bidder— the Commit)toners to report tin* smiteweU to the eaurt issssHy, before tin liyaf of the agnnty iWo. f Provides, That for the awrpnse of fo fraying the expense of km |.ing for public rands in repair, the county courts, at the snort when the county levy is laid., shall be authorised to saarss and levy upon task tkbcable, a sues not exceed ing —«| and upon iwids, sod rants of boascsoud lots, -per Centura on for amount payable on tha bom propurty by foe revenue laws of the anally, at the time of hying anch levy, saarss the valor nf foe labor per dieiu o9 rack salt or fe* raale, who shall be subject to the payment of soeh levy; and that if any pt-raua shall elect to dis charge the amount with which tie nr she,or his or her pmiwrty may be rhargeablr, in Ik Lor* be or she shall bo m! liberty to uu so, by pertuu or wli'tltiiU-, at the rates limed by the court. | Her. 7 Prescribes the duties of die persons aoo traeting tn npfo or repair romls. Ike. I Fixes the cuoipensatiou of the Carnuis sionr-ra of Kumli] I he Committee tilt) not get through with (he subject. A provision it was infimatet! by Mr. Gilmer, will be of fered in the shape of a naw section, leaving it discretionary with each county to adopt or reject the proposed reformed ayatrui. 'I his it is supposed will secure the passage of the bill— which, if it do peas, wc shall congrat ulate the country at the prospect of , having better roaua. Mr. M orris ma<t*> a rsnnrl on tkw [ Orange case—declaring Mr. Davis to , b® too late in presenting his memorial ! ——the law requiring it to be presented i 20 days after the election, and 23 having elapsed. TEES DAT, JAN. 23. A communication was received front the Senate stating that they had pass ed the bill, “to amend and revive an act to incorporate a Company, to elect a toll bridge across the Shenandoah River.** A communication was received from the Superintendant of thc-Penitentiary, containing an account of the article* manufactured at the penitentiary, fcc. agreeably in a resolution of the House. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2d. A Message wax teceived from the Senate, informing that they had pass cd the bill making an appropriation ! for the repairs of the Governor’s house; and that they had passed the bill con cerning bonds no appeals, writs of er ror and supersedeas, with amendments —w hich w ere agreed to. On motion of Mr. Maxwell, the bill to organizs the Ezecutive Depart ment .was taken up. The blanks be ing open. Mr. Maxwell moved that the firpt blank be filled with the words “first day of February,’*-—Mr. Jackson mov the “4tk Monday in March,”—Mr. Burfoot moved the “first day of March.** Several ether motions were made —and the question being taken on the j filling the blank with the words, “ 4th i Monday in March,’* it was agreed to ’ by a vote of 62 to 55. thuksday, j an. 27. Mr. Baxter submitted the following resolution, which was rejected—ayes 20 noes 58. ; Htfohtd, That lhe Committee of Court* of Justice be insttur.ted to inquire into the | expediency of *o amending the few m re [gard to Sheriff* and t^epuiy Sheriff., that the latter ahall go out of offir# with their Dtinrinala. and h«- _ • hereafter. 7 On motion of Mr. Droaddua, the Committee^uf Finance were instructed to inquire into the expediency of e*- j tending the time allowed Sheriff, to pay in the revenue of the Common wealth. Otf motion of Mr. Kinney, leave waa given to bring in a bill to incor porate a Company to construct a ItaiT Road from Staunton, to aomc point on the Potomac. Messrs. Kinnev. MeCue, MeMahon, Lewis, Mason of Fred. Cattleman. Ilenshaw, (iallaher, l.ncas, Powell of Loudoun, and Mayte, were appointed a committee to prepare the bill. Mr. Sample offered the following' revolution: ^ /hWirrf, That the Committee fee Courts ! of Justice be instructed ie enquire into the expediency of providing a cheap and expi dmou. mode of proceeding in the County I and Corporation f ourty fee .he recovery <rt debts not teas than i, nor amen than |Mmi < mount, and not depriving single Justices of *W Peace of their present jut mi «•>«•. Tho resolution was rejected. Mr. Campbell of Brooke, aubtnitted (be following resolution: AaseAW, That the Committee foe Courts Justice, be instructed to inquire into the expediency i f requiring the Clrt ks of C ourt., to make out sad preserve Indexes of such entries or reenrrk m Iheiraerrral Courts, s« lt,f interest requires» ami if so, slni •••rieo or nrurii should be thus uulr ud and die kind af imlea. 7* , The resolution waa adapted. I raipAy, im. (g. , On aantion of Mr. Atkiwoon, the I committee ow the Penitentiary were t oat reeled to eaawiine the eoffon and i vonllen. Mh« made at tbo Pewitentia I 7, in order to detersnine rf their qwali- f 1 *7* *»•••* »- *»••»*• »kw patients j» 1 Oward"*4** •*d Pub- J Ow motion of Mr. lavras, tho Cum-1 siftev f«r Courts ef Jtsttrc% treto in s -IL-iii!-*L-- - -J S sfruetrd to MKpure whether any, and if any. what aiapiMata art annaa* ry io tho IdWs i elating to Commission era of the Ro« #*•*» - > Oto motion llh CaMwell, ItW* •a* |i««o to bring hi 0 hilt, incorpo rating a company to construct o tor a pike from Lecs'aorg to Snicker** Gap in ihc Blue Ridge. On irotion of Mf. Atkioaoo, the| Committee fur Court* of Joatice were instructed to i«M|uire into tho oxoedi-1 owcy of eo amending tho aeverel not* | relating to Lonotice, as to aothorize 1 tho CNxnmoowealth to recover any due* for I ho aopport and roointeoacu of o Lunatic, out of any eatato which bo left at the death of such pa tient. CON CK ElliffU /Vow tka Salimnal JmurnaL SATURDAY, JAR. 21 In the Senate, Mr. Smith ef Ma ryland presented a memorial from sun dry respectable merchant* in Balti more, pray ing a Light-House may be built for the benefit of the Shipping on either side of the entrance to the harbour of Baltimore. A bill waa in troduced, reported from the Commit tee on Indian Affairs, for the purpose of making appropriation* to treat with tho several tubes of Indiana in Mis souri for the extinguishment of their land titles. The mileage bill, from the House of Representatives,4 to establish ao uniform mode of computing the mile ago of member* of Congress, and of delegates from Territories,* was also introduced, and hail a third reading.— Some private bills were *r«ad a th ird time and passed. In Judge Peek’s case, Mr. Meredith concluded at a lit tle past 1 o’clock, and waa followed be Mr. \Virt. Mr. Wirt had addressed the Court for a considerable time, which merely embraced his exordium, when aa adjournment took place till next day. A few resolutions were offered on Saturday io the House of Representa tives, and some discussion took place on tbe joint resolution relative to the 'compensation of members. Mr. Car son made an unsuccessful motion to lay the resolution on the table. The House then wrent into the Senate to at tend the trial of Judge Peck. MOKD.lT, UK, 24. In the Senate, Mr. Benton present ed a memorial from the itihabilanta of Sf. Louis in the State of Missouri, praying for aid tn eiect and support an hospital at that City for tbe use of disabled seameu ; and a memorial was also presented by Mr. Sprague, from Edgecomb, in Maine, praying for the repeal of the Act of last ses sion, for the removal of the Southern Indians west of the Mississippi, and further praying that treaties made in pursuance of that Act may be reject - ^cd. Mr. Wirt, on opening of the Court of Impeachment, resumed his argument of Saturday. Ho occupied the Court throughout the day, and had not concluded, when an adjournment took place. The long threatened report from the majority o| the Judiciary Committee, accompanied with a hill to repeal the ‘23th section of the Judiciary Bill of ir8t>, was made in the Heuse of Re presentatives bv Mr. W\ R. Davis.— Mr. Buchanan lisil in bis hand a coun ter report from the minurity of the Com mittee, which he was desirous to pre sent,but he could not obtain an oppor (unity, the Speaker deciding that the question on the second reading of the bdl must lir*t be taken, and a motion having been made by Mr. Dfuldridge. with a call for Avm ■»n.1 v... .__ ject the bill. The proceedings weie interrupted by the usual message of the Senate, before any decision of the question could be made. tveu>av, jam. 25. r ,1 9u'ate, ,hmJ • *"*«*• measage from the President of the United States tiansmitting a report from the Secre tary of »ar, made in pnrstiance ol a resolution «f the Senate, in relation to the state of the British Establishments in theralley of the Columbia: and the -tale of the Fur trarle a a carried on be he cit.Een* of the United St.tea ,nd the Hudson Bay Company. The re port m.s referred In the Committee on Military AffWs. Mr. Hendricks and Mr. NoMe presented several memo rial, sad loial reaolafion. of the Legi«. fioTrt* » new SSSOTrtfatrss meat af the State roads, and for the fnr"t,K,Vf **ch eoonty for the benefit of paupers—ami the continuation *f FemWrMi* Hoad *r~gh that State. Several other me monaU and petition, were presented. n *e*7*' °f • private nature, la the rase of the Impeachment, Mr. Wirt,! ron« lu 1# i* J** lH* r»*l»«*»dent, finally j rone laded hra argament at 4 o’clock 1 »h»n the Court adjourned. ** II ***•*•*•• ******* discussion in the he“V|Ze|kT.Vr“,r,hr“ U*~*mf* ** He sohfect of the drsprwitmn of ths »d reported bv a majority of the rom ' niMee on the Judiciary, t# rrpcai the 15th section of the Jodietary «J7. so as ' WM.J.I rfr< nw nl Ik. iganlm, |k, | ^tkT •"'I "•* pTM-.r4.rf ' jh. u ....m, a. ,ri,i .. ( eJ!rredt^rrr^ * »MMice’' ^tutryd at the Senate. Mr. Starrs oM «f thl managers, commenced his .reply. Hie speech was able, ct«M|ucut and argumentative. lie resume* to morrow. Tho only business transacted by the House of Representatives to-day. previous to its attending the Sr uate, was tha reports of tho various Committees, and tho consideration oi tho ioii»| resolution relative to the pay of Members. * TMi smr, jaw. 27. lo tho Senate, tho hill foe ths con struction of three Schooners, of 12 guns each, for the Naval service, was passed to a third reading, and ordered to bo engrossed. Mr: Clayton sub mitted a resolution, which ties on the table fur cawsideration to-morrow, to authoriuo the select committee, on in qsiring info ths Post Office Depart meat, to send for such persons and papers, as they mar doom necessary. Mr. Sforra concluded his part of the summing np against Judge Peck.— Mr. Buchanan, another of tho Mana gers, occupies tho Boor to-morrow. In tho House of Representatives,, nothing of interest occurred. Tho an ly business transacted, consisted of re ports of Committees, and the unfinish ed consideration of a private bill. miDAY, jam. 28. In tho Senate, the bill for amend - ing tha law respecting Copy Rights, [and tha bill for eitendieg the time I fur completing the Fifth Census, wero | passed to n third reading ; and tho bills for tho construction of three &ho*nc rs for the'Naval service, and to amend tho act for the appropriation of public lands for the cultivation <8 tha vine and the olive, were severally : «cad a third time and finally passetlN j Mr. Buchanau commenced his reply [in the case of Judge Peck. He pro ceeds in continust itin tn H.Arrnw A resolution was offered, in the House of Representatives, by Mr. j Lecnmpte, to limit the tern* of service, of the Judges, but the House refused to consider the resolution by a vote of 1)5 to 61. The House, in Commit - *!»• Whole on the State of thr j I nion, passed upon the bill from th« ! Senate to authorize the payment o| the witnesses in attendance here on the ; trial of Judge Peck, which waaardrred to be read a third time to-morrow, A j resolution was laid an the table by Mr. ! Kllaworih, calling on the Secretary of ” ar for information as to the mode m which the annuities arc paid to the Che rokee nation. A CARD. WIU.IftM LUCAS, Attorney at Late, HAVING rcmovul to Charlestown, n forinu bis friends and the public gene rally, that he will mrimw to attend the ml. ««•"• of Jefferson snJ Berkeley counties' and the district court .» chancery at Winchester. He has taken, fet * • Pf*****' *he house and allice lately eccu pied by I. K Douglass, Ear|. of whose clients, those having papers, kc. left in the office by htm, would dn well to call and get them — Akbowgh having aaaented to sttcad tw his an finished business, (where parties agree to the transfer.) jet. as Mr D. has given no gc neral notification to that effect, no disposition **. ??* *PPesr in any case without toe cial instruction. Jsn. 13, 1831_it N Those mu in which Mr Doughs* r7rrr<V,'r **+ •« hw request, be attendedI to by Willem Loess snd K. || fry, without further compensation. ^I^I^Donott Iff AVI NG located himself at Harpers * efrT. blris his professions! services jL?h*b|*,7,*„**d iu **'*ily. Ho msy be found at all no*, (w|p»n „ol „rt, frss.oo.lly engaged) si Mr Tnowrain s hotel, or at his office adjacent thereto. l». 1091. — ®oot. to. xedhoxa, TTAVING removed to Harper*Kerry. «,U • poH»o« of hm time to the prec fcl jf .hi! Pr2frwof'; «• can Ce»aral»y be found m Mr Thompson's Hotel. Jan. 19, 1831. fUlLZO iATii B^eTk* °f *r.d*^4 °* ,n,#l **wuted I H.hIlbTM **»—"« and Hen,* I. Hammond, to Ibo rubocriber. for ?*&*** WiHiom Clear ,"**,r* d D«*“l Hooter. hZ-au*" of <*" Then, a. K and Henry I Hammond, in certain oh ^b *T.# > will rell at ’""I*?'**”! cn JVon •Uu'l '!n,iM*N5,'A '**• iawiiIt. lel^4** ?* ***■ and her CHILI > JTT5 •^ou* ® year* eld are ini* IT* ** ,r*"* ** *•** *«* Jam, aZie o/?LT"d f"*n,#0 m «»* Clerk * ■**# ** ,h* '«•»» of JrHeraoa Jan to .... J T WALGHErif. _ >>A >iJI-_ 7W talpaw I^un> hi * ua*. k Mm M .k. . V .r enoet, a*.v - ■*; lk* •'<»mm«ratoe and par, deeeaaed. I rhell aell. a| nnhlic e* lion, to the hifheal Indder a. rvJUti! W*i'«7.>l‘i,*_**d '***'*'" *•&. ir* ,**° *° tva Acmes EE Em l! 227*"":^ «■»*'. K7^T2.*2!4.2,:,~7 - r. r~«. .m *7' •' a* r.i.. K..r . »♦» '*• bM.,i ii „w.k fOH.X 8 MAGILf . . J* 37. Mil. ,*a"**"