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Friday Morning, December 24, 1 824
pyWo are authorized to annouucc IJo
r.irriT Allen; Esq , of Shenandoah. a candidate
to represent Ihis district in the next Congress of
tlie United States.
(t^VVcare authorized to announce Al
t-red H. Pott r.u, Esq , u candidate to repre
sent tliis district in the next Congress of tlie U.
(t/^We are authorized to announce
Ahoustive C. Smith, Esq. a candidate to repre
sent this district in the next Congress of the U.
.Q^’We are authorized to announce
William 'stkemieuc-.km, Esq., a candidate to
represent this district in the next Congress of
t!ie United States. iNov. 8, 182-1.
Presidential Election.—Wc are at last Enabled
to give our readers something definitive in re
gard to this important election. Returns have
been received from all the States, which present
the following result : Jackson, 100; Adams, 83 ;
Crawtord,41; Clay, 37; making in nll2(*l votes.
Of course the three fust will enter the House of
Representatives. In whose favor Mr. Clay will
exert his influence, or whether he will take am
part at all in the election, remains to he seen.
We nre, however, inclined to believe lie would
be partial to Mr. Crawford’s election.
Accounts from Washington represent a dead
cnliu prevailing in regard to the election. U<
hope it is not the calm that usually precedes the
approaching storm. Although we have confi
dence in the firmness nnd integrity of the mem
bers, yet when we consider the high and honora
ble prize tliut is at stnke, and the unusual num
ber of competitors, who are all mingling with
our Representatives, we confess we at times have
our misgivings; we much fear a scene of bar
gaining, intrigue, and corruption will prevail to
nil extent disreputable to our country.
Virginia Legislature.— Nothing of importance
Hill. This bill, our readers will have seen, had
for its object, the repeal of the existing law pro
hibiting persons marrying their sisters-in-law.—
The Enquirer and Whig speak in high terms of
the lenrning and ingenuity which was displayed
nn both sides. Mr. Upshur mainly supported the
bill against a phalanx of talent and influence,
and although he wns defeated, the vote was
highly complimentary, especially when if is ta
ken into consideration that lie had to combat
with the rp.ligions and other seruples of men,
some of whom had been taught from their in
fancy to look upon the marriage of a man with
his sislcr-in-law as something little short of Ma
hometanism. —^
JVinian Edwards—once more.—We observe
this promising gentleman had the unblushing ef
frontery to oiler himself a Candidate for the Se
nate of the U. States for Illinois. Wc are hap
py to state that the Legislature had too much re
gard for its own honor, to elect a man who was
wholly destitute of the principle himself; they
therefore elected Jno. McLean Esq. to fill the
vacancy. But yesterday, we saw Edwards
hastening for Mexico with .511000 of the peo
ple's money in his pocket, chuckling at the sup
posed injury he had inflicted upon an honest
man's reputation, “ now none so poor to do
South Carolina.--An interesting and impor-j
taut question has arisen between tiie United
Slates and Great Britain on the one side, and
South Carolina on the other. Before we enter
more fully into the subject, it will be necessary to
call the attention of the reader to the late con
templated insurrection (about two years since)
of the blacks in Charleston, having for its object
the mnssnere of the white, and the enfranchise
ment of the slave population. The plot, howe
ver, was fortunately discovered in lime to save
the inhabitants from the horrors of a servile war,
and to rescue their wives, daughters, nnd proper
ty from the meditated destruction. Several of
the ring-leaders of the diabolical conspiracy
were executed, and some transported beyond
the confines of the United States. Determined
to profit by their providential escape, the citizens
of Charleston established an armed patrol to
guard against similar combinations. The more
effectually to protect tffcmsclves, and having
reason to ‘uqieet the slave population were en- (
couraged by free blacks who frequented the
•'ate, (principally, it seems, os mariners,) the le
gislature passed a law, of which the following is
the third section ;
“ .InA be it further enarlert by the authority
aforem'iil, That if any vessel shall come into any
port or harbor of this state, from any other suite
or foreign port, having on board any free ne
groes, or persons of color, ns cooks, stewards,
mariners, or any other employment on board
said vessel, such free, negroes or per*o»s of color
& shall be liable to be seized and confined in gaol,
, until said vessel shall clear out and depart from
Ibis slate; and that, w hen said vessel is ready to
s lil.llin captain of said vessel shall be bound to
carry away the said free negro or person of color,
and pay the expenses of Ids detention; and in
i ,i?e of his neglect or refusal so to do, he shall be
Inblc. to be indicted, nnd, on conviction thereof,
shall be fined in n sum not less than one thou
* >nd dollar*, nnd imprisoned not less than two
months, and mi::!i ft"e ne/roes or persons of
color shall he deemed and taken as absolute
ivcs, and sold in conformity to the provisions
of (he art (M-sf’d on liic -Mth day of December,
one tho'iaanJ eight hundred an j twenty, hforc
!.> <• ia*eq,icncc’ of this law, four of (he crew of
11 IJ M -b;j> Marinivr., U lV.ric, v.iio eater
r<j 1 he port of Charleston iti December last, were
imprisoned, which elicited a warm complaint
.mm that officer to his government. This cir
cumstance produced a diplomatic correspon
dence betw een Mr. Canning, the British Minis
ter at Washington, and more subsequently, Mr.
Addington the charge d'afluirs, and Mr. Secreta
ry Adams. Iii a note to the Secretary, Mr. Ad
dington very spiritedly “dnnauds redress awl re
paralion for injuries inflicted on u subject of his
majesty, w ho hud the misfortune to fall under the
weight of the slulutc in question.” The Presi
dent solicited, through Mr. Adams, the opinion
of Mr. Attorney General Wirt, whether the law
ill question “is compatible with the rights of na
tions in amity with the United States, or with the
national constitution?” In reply, the Attorney
General say s, lie is “of opinion that the section
of the law under consideration is void, as being
against the constitution, treaties, and laws of the
United Stutes, and incompatible with the rights
of'all nations in amity with the United States.”
In conformity with this opinion, Mr. Adams, by
the direction of the President, addressed a letter
to the Governor of South Carolina, expressing
the hope that the Legislature would repeal the
law, whose operation was so prejudicial to the
commerce, and oppressive to the subjects o!
Great Britain. The President, however, did not
lind tile Governor as accommodating as he might
have wished; for, in communicating the docu
ments on this subject to the Senate, so far from
recommending a repeal ofthe law, he stoutly in
sists that “South Carolina has (he right to inter
dict tlie entrance of such persons into her ports,
whose organization of mind, habits, and associa
tions render (hem peculiarly calculated to dis
turb the peace und tranquility of the state, in the
same manner as she can prohibit those afflicted
with infectious disease, to touch tier shores;” that
“ the law of self-preservation derives its authori
ty from a higher source than any municipal or
international law.” Iii another communication
upon the same subject, the Governor throws into
the teeth of the British Ministers the opinion of
their Solicitor General, in relation to a similar
(aw to the one in question, opeiatiug with pecu
liar severity upon the Itoinau kathodes. J he
opinion is as follows:—“Mo man lias n right to
remain in and Lie protected by the laws of any
community that is plotting its destruction. On
this simple und plain ground I think every Le.
^i.slature ought to proceed; and I trust thut it
will he thought neither injurious to tne civil
rights, nor offensive to the peaceable Catholics
to comply with it.”
Without pretending to offer an opinion its to
inn merits 01 the question, we would simply re
u.irk, that the facts ana reasons given by the
Governor for the continuance ot the obnoxious
.u\v, are entitled to the greatest weight. It h...
been truly said, that self-preservation is the firs
•*vv of nature; and that to secure tins, every
oilier consideration dwindles into compurativ •
insignificance. Liven treaties, however sacro .,
ana laws, uovvcv er inviolable, must yield io this
universal law oi nature.
liut there ts another great and important con
sideration involved in the question we have bees,
speaking ok—Already has there arisen seriouj
ground for fearing and trembling at the moo
strous strides of power of the General Govern
incut, which threatens the destruction of tia
rights and independence ot the states, and the
formation ol a great and unwieldy consolidated
government. To avert so great a calamity , it
behoves the Southern Stales to watch with
4rgus eyes. On this subject, the Governor of
South Carolina, in his message to the Legisla
ture, has the following spirited remarks:
“ There should be a spirit of concert and of ac
tion among the slave holding States, and a de
termined resistenue to any violation of their
local institutions. The crisis seeins to have ar
rived when we are called upon to protect our
selves. The President of the United States and
his law adviser,so far from resisting the efforts
of a foreign ministry, appear to be disposed by
an argument drawn from the overwhelming
powers of the General Government, to make
us the passive instruments of a policy, at war,
not only' with our interests, but destructive also
of our national existence. The evils of slavery
have been visited upon us, by the cupidity of
those v^ioure now the champions of universal
emancipation. A firm determination to resist at
the threshold every invasion of our domestic
tranquility, and to preserve our sovreignty, und
independence as a state, is earnestly recom
mended ; and if an appeal tothe first principles
of the right of government be disregarded, nuJ
reasons be successfully combated by sophistry
and error; there would be more glory in form
ing a rampart with our bodies on the confines of
our territory, than to be the victims of « suc
cessful rebellion, or the slaves of a great con
solidated government.”
General Lafayette.—The following generous
provision has been reported by (he committee on
the services and sacrifices of General Lafayette.
! Should it pass, (of which there is no doubt) the
monarchical cry' of the ingratitude of Republics}
will be forever hushed.
Mr. 1 laync, from the committee to whom was
referred the subject of making provision for Gen.
Lafayette, reported the following bill :
Be i! enacted, f,r■ That the sum of Two Hun
dred Thousand Dollars be. and the same is here
by, granted to Major General Lafayette, in com
pensation for his important services and expen
ditures during the American Revolution, and
that, frir this purpose, a stock to that amount be
issued in his favor, dated the 4th July, 1K24,
hearing an annual interest of six per cent, pay
able quarter yearly, and redeemable on the Hist
December, \H'-J,4.
bee. it. .hid It it further marled, That one
complete and entire Township of Land be, and
the same is hereby, granted to the said Major
General Lafayette, and that (lie President of (lie
United btalr., be authorized to cause the
Township to be located on any of the I’ul^rc
Lands, which remain unsold,and that Patents be
issued to General Lafayette for the same.
Tho hill was twice read, by ~
ami y,r. 1 lavne gave notice til
l it '.hit;! rc.vj'.::" to-morrow. — —
l w I
Disiidirattd . Philantjiropy^r-io completely 1
lum. humanity in many persons usurped the'
place of reason, that the Legislature of Ohio a'
ils late session actually proposed to the Legisla
tures of Georgia and South Carolina tocman
cjputc their Slaves;—This modest request rras
treated u ith lucrited severity by Gov. Troup, in
coiniuuqjcaUug, the singular proposition to the
Legislature. ^
KT.tract of a letter from Col. Joseph Sexton,
Chairman of the Committee on tiie Conveu
tou, to the editor, dated
“Richmond, Vcc. 17, 182*1.
“The Committee to whom was referred the
petitions of several counties, praying for the pas
sage of a law, having for its object the call of n
Convention, have directed me to report a bill, by
which it is provided, that the sense of the peo
ple is to bo taken at the next spring elections,
and the vote of the people transmitted to the ex
ecutive by the first of June. If, upon examining
the returns of the sheriffs, it is ascertained that
there arc a majority of the people of this Com
monwealth in tivor of a Convention, then the
Governor will issue his proclamation to that ef
fect, mid the people will, in the month of Au
gust, elect Dcle;atcs to the Convention, who
will meet in the fall, with power to amend tile
Constitution, so is to reform the representation
in the House of Delegates, and to preserve, as
far as practicable, to the people of every part of
the Commonwealth, their just and proper share
ofpoli'icul power; to extend the right of suffrage
to all free white male citizens who have suffi
cient evidence of n common interest with, and
attachment to, the community; to reform the
executive branch of government; and to secure
to the good people of this Commonwealth the
invaluable liberty of eonscieice and the press.
“If the Convention meet and adopt the amend
ments, they arc to be niraln submitted to the
people for their arceptanct or rejection. The
hill is now before me and will he reported on
Monday, and 1 suppose panted. If it should
P'ss, (of which I have greal doubts,) we may
min much and can lose nothin:, as the Delegates
to the Convention will he frtnn the people, and
not the territorial boundaries of counties, be they
small or large.
111 think this will be a short session—wo will
llHV «* neither Banks nor Penitentiaries to detain
a-. Perhaps the attempt to remove theP>Tollece
ot William and Mary will consume some time
Memorials and counter-memorials have been
received, in rnlatiou to the removal of said Col
“The bill authorizing a separate election in
I rederick, has passed the H. ot I). und is now
before the Senate. |t-- fate i* there doubtful.''
The debate on the Marriage Bill lias
'.-died fortli many eloquent .speakers and
much profound Debate. Antiquity has
been ransacked ; the Holy Scriptures re
vealed to us ; and the principles of com
mon sense been appealed to in almost eve
ry fotni.—We have taken copious notes ns
the discussion ; but s.. many other sub
jects press upon our columns . the discus
don which took place during the last win
ter was spread so extensively before the
public, that we think it better to waive
• V report oi th* argument at all, titan
lay it entire before our readers. Oar col
umns, however, arc at the service of any
gentleman who will please to prepare his
argument for publication.—Mr. Upshur
reported the bill and advocated thepropo
sition, with great ingenuity of argument
and great power of research.
On this delicate and subtle question, the
best men and the acutest logicians may
conscientiously differ.—<! Much may b~
said on both sides,” as Sir Roger de Cov
erley remarks. Indeed, much has been
said on both sides : but for our own parts,
as at present advised, we would rather the
law should remain as it is. Ought not a
man to consider his wife’s sister as his
own ? With the same holiness of senti
ment, which enshrines her p< rson,and ex
tinguishes every impure desire? The max
im of i\lr. Hume seems almost as applica
ble to a sister by marriage as by blood.—
Treating of the question which onceagiia
ted all Christendom, viz : the marriag of
Henry 8th with Catharine of Arragon.jthr
philosophic Historian says, “ The natu
ral reason why marriage, in certain de
grees, is prohibited by the civil laws, and
condemned by the moral sentiment of all
nations, is derived from men’s care to pre
serve purily of manners ; while they re
flect, that if a commerce of love were au
thorized between near relations, the fre
quent opportunities of intimate conversa
tion, especially during early youth, would
produce an universal dissoluteness and
corruption,” &c, &c.—[Rich. Eruj.
Extract of a letter, date
“ Washington, Eh:c. 10.
“ I have this day witnessed a scene cal
culated to le. nv an indelible impression on
all who beheld it. To the patriot, to the
moralist, to the lover of the human race,
it presented such a scene as is rarciv to h.
met with in this world of our's. You will
anticipate me when I say, that this sc tic
was the reception of La Fayette in the
House of Representatives.—It was the
acme of oil his honours. He entered the
Hall at l o'clock, supported and surround
ed liy the Committee of Invitation, con
sisting of twenty-four Members, selected
from every state in the Union, and took his
seat on a sofa, placed in the centre of the
Hall, immediately before the speaker—
having been officially announced to the
House by General Mitchell, the Chairman
of the Inviting Committee. He had been
seated but a few moments, when Mr. Clay
rose in his seat, for the purpose of ad.lees
sing him, all the Members at the sninctimr
rising, uncovered, in th r places. You
have seen Mr. Clay, n.ncl I need net there-'
.ore remind you of the great personal dig
nity by which, in public, he is so eminently
distinguished. Ho appeared, on the pre
sent occasion to the hightest advantage, be
ing dressed in a cloak, which dropped in
graceful folds from his shoulders, its rich
velvet lining falling back from his figure,
and adding to the effect of height ami
graceful movements of his person. His
tone was deep, and rather under than
above his usual key in public speaking—
the effect of which was to produce a dead
silence throughout the vast and crowded
Hall.—The sofas between the columns, &
even those on the esplanade, in the rear of
the Chair, were crowded with ladies, and
the galleries of course filled to overflow
ing. The Senate attended by invitation,
hut in their private capacities, that body
having yesterday adjourned over to Mon
day. Of the Heads of Department, I ob
served only Mr. Adams, who sat next to
(Jeorge W. La Fayette. Of the address of,
the Speaker I need say nothing, as you
have it at full length in the Intelligencer—
its beauty, fitness, and dignity, speak for
themselves—it gave, 1 believe, universal
satisfaction to the Members, us well as to
all present. A slight interval succeeded
its close, when La Fayette ('who, during
its delivery had more than once been
much and evidently effected,) rose with
great self-possession, and slowly and dis
tinctly pronounced his reply—his foreign
accent rather heightening than detracting
from its effect. It was longer than 1 had
anticipated, but so well becoming, just, and
modest in its tone and sentiment, that none
wished it shorter. The highest degree of
satisfaction 'appeared on every counte
nance while he was speaking, and assoon
as he had taken his seat, the House ad
journed, when the Speaker hastened from
the Chair, and seizing his hands, shook
them with the wannest cordiality, and
then introduced him to the Members, who|
poured in a joyful crowd about him, and
seemed to vie with each other in making
him welcome. Many tears were shed, and
when the scene closed, a general sigh re
lieved the breast, while mutual smiles and
congratulations were exchanged by the de
lighted auditors.” [IV. Y. Com. Adv.
The State of Virginia has some charac
ter ; in this respect she differs from most of
her sister States. Too many of the lead
ing men in the other States are trimmers
and time servers,sordid, selfish and timid.
The Virginians sometimes indeed err in
judgment—they do not claim to be infalli
ble ; but they are justly entitled to the
praise of independence, consistency, and
sincerity.' Others are politic and cunning,
and of course soon distrusted and suspect
ed. even when they are right. The Vir
ginians pursue an open, honest, manly, and
honorable policy, and of course they ac
qniie influence and confidence.
Virginia may henceforth be in opposi
tion to the national administration. Such
an opposition would be salutary—an op
position party is as necessary toailcpublic
as weights to a clock. High prerogative
doctrines are at present too fashionable
nd prevalent among the st'copliants and
ourtiers of this era of good feelings anil
bad principles. To Virginia only we look
for courage and vigilance to resist en
croachment on the constitution.
[Salem Gazette.
The National Gazette furnishes the fol
lowing Consular notice, copied from the
Port-Au-Prince Frvilh Hu Commerce,
which it copies “ in order to prevent any
persons from emigrating to Ilayti with the
false hope that they will be able to leave
it when they please
llU. S. Agency, Port-au-Prince, Xor. G.
“ Official notice lias been received at this of
fice from the Government of liayti, that the
most rigorous measures will be put in force a
gainst vessels detected in the act ot carrying a
way Haytiens, or Emigrants, from the Island :
mid that, in ihc event of the fact not being dis
c vered until after the departure «f the vessel,
the consignees will be held responsible. The
parties interested will please to be governed ac
cordingly. Akb'w. Armstrong, U. S. Agent.
If tliis order docs not open the eyes of
the friends of humanity in the Eastern
States, who have been encouraging the late
“migration to Ilayti, in preference to the
African Colonization Scheme, we predict
that their beatific visions on this subject
will soon be dispelled by stronger testi
mony. There is not, in the Christian world
at least, from what we can learn, a more
despotic government than that of Ilayti.—
Political and religious freedom exist there
in name only, and we have no question
but bitter and unavailing regrets, from the
moment of their landing, fill the minds of
those free people of color who have emi
grated from the United States, that thev
have suffered themselves to be seduced
Irom a land of irecdom to place themselves
under the sway of a political and religions
tyranny, of which they had no concep
tion, until the prison bolls were drawn up
on them by the above order.—Sat. Jut.
I'.tract of a letter from a gentleman in
Feint t ton, ,Yew Jersey.
I am fir from indulging in hostility to
the llayti'-n enterpriz-, though 1 am deep
ly impressed with the fact, that the colony
at Libelia is associated with much more
enlarged and liberal anticipations in the
philaiitropic mind. It is one of those ra
diating joints from wiii !i the light of
civilization shall in time be seen to spread
gloriously over the whole comment. Ohio
na r--c nllv passed staidly resolutions u
our favor, which, probaMv, you have seen
• >ne of our Manager* '{;;>.>< Princeton ; is
• member of the New Jersey Legislature,
o.iw in session at Trentmi. brings the
suoiect of Cei •tuzadnn before that rcsovc
t ;b!c lG(Iy on '1 nday nex\v
Cv'.ract of a letter from C;»; t. Skinner, dated U.
S schr. Porpois, “Otr ll.ivana, Nov. 21.
“ Y. e are travelling the rounds ; ghintr
convey from Mntauzns and Havana, \\ ed
nesday from Mat&hzas, Sunday from this
place. You perhaps, have heard of our
succecs, and 1 doubt not, it gave you plea
sure, as 1 (latter myself, the vessel and those
on board are not objects of indiOVicuce to
you. ^
“ The pirate captured by this vessel, had, w
you may have heard, committed the most *
horrible barbarities. The suviviug sea
man of the Laura-Ann was on board this
vessel until 1 obtained for him a passage to
Philadelphia. The poor fellow had suf
fered all that human nature could bear_
hunger, thirst, and fatigue. Half roasted,
he committed himself to the sea, and
readied the^hore with difficulty, being sur
rounded by attracted by the jerked
beef with wmen* the vessel was loaded.
Thesehc found more harmless than his %
. i
" *“• ^ccklj’j a relation ol his living near
\N ashington, he fDeslia) offered to accom
pany him, to show him the way to that*
gentleman’s, which offer was accepted._
Nothing more was seen or heard of Mr.
Laker until lie was .found several da vs af
terwards in the woods covered with" logs
and rubbish, with his throat cut from ear
to car ! I he back of his head was much
bruised, supposed to have been occasioned
by the strokes of a large whip in Desha’s
possession, and the thumb of his right
hand had been cut—apparently while re
sisting the knife of the murderer. Desha
we learn, was met near thcfplace where
the murder was committed, by a lad, who
asserts that his hands and clothes were
bloody, and that he was carrying a bridle
which was also bloody. The horse of the
deceased was found "in the possession of
D.tfRa ; and a shirt Desha had on, on be
ing compared with Baker’s was found to
be of the same qiydity, with the m;?rk cut
out in precisely the same place wlnpe Ba
ker’s name was written yn the other.
I hese circumstances, and perhaps a
check for a large amount* Sfien in Desha’s
possession, caused him to be arrested ; and
so great was the excitement in the neigli
boihood that the jail in k lemingsburg,
where he was confined, had to be guarded
to prevent an enraged populace front
breaking in, anti violently putting to death
t.it^ man charged with this atn^fuous crime.
1 his statement we give received
it, without vouching tor its correctness._
i lie Kentucky papers are silent on the
subject, perhaps in defertWc to the feel
ings of their chief magistrate.
\V e have news by w£y of Baltimore, of
several (lashing exploits, by the Patriot
Navy, in the harbor of Callao, in which
great advantages have been gained at lit
tle cost.—[ATa*. Int.
05^ Melancholy Accident.—On the 14th
ult. t wo young men, sons of Mr. Ileury Sower,
ot I rankliri township, Ohio, went out to hunt
<iecr. After soruc time, one of them perceived
something through the hushes, which he suppo
sed tu be a deer—fired, and, on approaching (lie
spot, found his brother a lifeless corpse !
05^ ( aptain Symmes.—The Kentucky
Reporter last received contains the follow ing
( apt. Symmes is still ardently engaged in pro
pagating his new Theory of the formation of the
l.artli. tie lectured on the subject iu this pince
oil I uesduy evening, to a respectable audience
of ladies und gentlemen. Roth his style and
in miner arc free iroiu the least ornament, but he
presents distinctly a formidable nrray of histori
cal facts, and lifts common sense deductions are
not merely plausible, hut extremely ingenious
mid imposing, lie intends to visit Washington
City during the winter,"
Ol?*Literary.—Mr. \\ ilev, of N. York
has lithe press and #ill publish in nhout two
weeks, “ The Valiey of Shenandoah," an Amf.
i ican tale, by n distinguished citizen of Virginia,
descriptive of southern scenery and manners,
particularly in Virginia, 8t and ufter the c'.03C of
the revolution.
OTjT3 i\cw Invention.-The Philadelphia
Press says.—We are mpiesled to state that a na
tive of Connecticut lias invented a machine to
make HATS, which is now in operation near
ilamiltonville, on the Westchester road. It is
p opelled by a Steam Kngiric of four horse pow
fci”. It dispenses with (hedabor of many hands.
I lie expense of manufacturing a hat by this ma
chine, is said to he but four cents.
Zj^Haad to Colombia Hirer.—The ,c't,
I-° Cnquiri r, of the 2«tli uli, s.ivs by the nrri
v T of Major Henry,from the ib,. ky Mountain.,
we learn (hat Jiis party have discovered n pas
‘age by which loaded wagons can at this time,
reach the navigable waters of the Colombia ftn
cr ^ i his route lies south of the one explored by
I.otiis and Clark, aad is inhabited by Indian,
friendly to us.
(T/** deorgia.—Tlw Lt.igisJafure of this
s ate have expressed their disapprobation of the
resolutions of the State of Ohio, proposing the
emancipation of slaves, pm.rd 1/th .Fan.
with this declaratory r isitiori on the part of thjk
Legislature: that “Georgia claims the rigji™
vith her Southern si-ters, whom Mtnatior in th .,
regard is similar, of moving this question wh-„
’ enlarged system of iienevoleot and i>hiion
•Propic exertions, in consistency with her ri"lx',
;:<*d interests shall render it practicable." J

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