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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.
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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!
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