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j cite t!ic:r mtlonal honor; but scfuitcd' hy a rn-'
jrex; dts'ie Id pit-serve the gfMtr..l pe-ii-e, nnd
i! v pw of the pioseut oad l;on ot" Mex r.o, thi'
Ext'cut '. e, lest tig upiiu its inu'gi ty and no'
fearing Luc ilr.it ih? judgment of wwld w II
duiy upp: relate it niulives, abstains liom rec
ommending to Congress a resort to measures of
redress, and contents ilsclf with re-urg;ng upon
llial budy prompt and immediate action on the
subject of annexation. By adopting that mea
sure, the United States will be in the exercise of
an undoubted right; and if Mexico, not regard
ing thoir forbearance, shall aggravate the injus
tice of her conduct by a declaration of war a-
gunst tliein, upon her head will rest all the re?
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.. .i:.t.i.: ...!. 1
iu uiu uimcuuies uru uuscuiru,
we learn that an insurrection lias bro
ken out at Guadaloxara, Guana juata
reported upon at all it mnst bo adversely.
You w 11 observe by the proceed ngs tliat the
iidi fii gihle D mean, ofyuui stale, bus succeed
ed in getting a s One Dsy Election Bill passed in
the House ulinost by a unanimous vo;c! The
Doctor descivcsihe universal thanks of ihe de
We shall have a Texas war in Congress, aud
no mistake. Iu the Senate Mr. Mt Duflie, of S
Carolina, has introduced joint resolutions see
Congressional headEd. Sont. providing for the
Annexation of Texas, according to the principle
of the Tyler Treaty, iu fact he quotes its very
words. Mr. Beutou, on the other hand, has a
gain brought forward a bill to provide for the An
nexation of Texas, by Treaty with Texas and
Mexico. It is the same Bill he introduced last
Tl.:. ...:n i.: .i - . . . .
dc t i iii - i.st'M u i. i uis iu uinij; me iwo creat senators
ban Lms, headed by (seneral . . 0 . , ? n ,
1 I tho Smith in rlncn ftiirl ivfiTm rvnIi VT. f
J IUK V1VUV Kilt (11 VVIIlllUli 1UU '
U. Stales and elle.vico:
Oiir e.
IX Mi'Xico!
m:ii'-: or
deuce, Iclw;
our Aluii-.itcr
IIejox, the
eign Aii'tir?.
enpies a larg
led A
r :n
by the last
VC i'
The Asuctm
moastro.tcd w:t-i
Santa Ajkw, on the
i'areiulc, who calls the President to
account lor the immense sums of mo
ney he has expended. Santa Anna
had raised an army of 10,000 men
and marched on Guadaloxara, to put
down the insurrection.
The New Orleans. Picayune of a
late date says that the late news from
Mexico, throws a darker shade over
the fortunes of S:mta Anna, ond gives
a more imposing front to the revolu
tion headed by Parcadcs. A letter
from Vera Cruz, dated on the 30th of
November, states that the revolution
in Jallscof presents each day an aspect
more formidable. Gen. Parcadcs is
raid to bo at the bend of 8 or 10,000
men, and the south is uniting with tho
disalfected. Zicatecas, Aguas Calicn-
co, ana Senior ;tcs ;U1d a nart of San Luis Potosi
x; 31 mister of For-! have seconded or approved of the
This correspondence oc-! prommciamimto of Parcadcs, while
gnaee. and we can bare-!'1 's asserted that Oajaca has also de-
j dared acainst Santa Anna. The lat
ter has positively declared against the
Congress, while that body is daily pub-
C'filisliiny; every document received, both
an 3
i; lister h
the Gcvernmnt
vin? rc
:l::d invasicii!for v.vA against the revolution; a cir-
has led to tho su pennon,
ent, of all iiitercoumc bciv
,-rwas rcu;mcd which eumstanco which would indicate that
! the iiicmbers are determined to act in-
depcndcntly, and hav
ent, el nil i:),ercour::c .vriween Imn and r-- , . --"'hi . . e . ,
. ' . ,T iD:c!ator. Inat-a maionty ci tlie
v- -'--"i-u are in lavor oi a ciiange oi govern-
little fear of the
contend-:, ni lix ki
Willi Tex:vs by iho
m ent o!!g!;t not n
manner l:?vh':vi i
IT it -a::. 2,!. '1'iu!
not be. v.
lion5? . for the
t the
is 1
a ci
hat a war : meat, and heartily sick of the tyranni-Govern-:cal
and oppressive measures of Santt
ed in thc'Amn, wo see no reason to doubt, and
ed to car-ithcy are also in favor of his being cal-
?tr should :lou to a strict account for his actions
gotia-!prcvk'U3 to the convening of the Con-
M: Th
pu rename e
the sr.
'f T .
1 u-
:,h. Tu:
nited S! ite-. Th.:
nl Kir -
Tcxa? was
pendent. C
c.i 'I'cxa
r.a. 4th.
ri. i.i. Ti . . .i
-act a tie same letter imcwiae states uiat
i i A . 1 I 1
y tao a"ia jxmvx nas, or win nave, on
That by ' reaching ilueretr.ro, a body o? 10,000
of 1821, 'men, and also that he has obtained
aid hide-! '300,000 from the brokers of the city,
tho ac jukUlon cf to carry on his operations with activi
orhwo to the U-jty. Whether this money was obtain
:.!.ra!:c:3 sta-'ed by a forced loan or otherwise is not
v.i'l says he, in ! stated. The writer of the letter, in
tao event of war being wagcxi against i addition, seems to verify the rumor giv-
Texas, render
tho United Stat:
follows: "Tho
t "high.'y ofleasivo to 'en yesterday that Santa Anna hud cx
ily concludes a'ecuted several officers who were lea
mdcreiinicd has becn'gued against hiin.
declared in favor of the movement of
Jalisco, so it is said. If this be true,
ikewiso instructed to repeat to your Tlascalo, Apetatotla and Chante
ixccilency, Avhile making the present pan, in the Department of PucbJa, ha
protest, t:iat wh.'ch has already been
stated by tho Chargo d'Afiaircs of the
United States, on tho announcement of! Smta Anna seems to be surrounded
the concksbn of the treaty, viz: that 'on all sides by enemies.
the measure hr.3 been adopted with no!
view of hostility towards Mexico, and!
that sinuid annexation be
ted, the United States will
be readv to!
Special Correspondence of Ike Cadis Sentinel.
F'ttc a i
on tho n
The ;
c;gn MVM
Oir..Ci i i.i
ing to Jo
y of
en-; connected with it
ral tc ;!!:,.."
tho Miitisior of For-
o'S Senior
tho Unite:
Washington, Dec. IS, 1311.
L. IIasi'i:."., Estj. : Congress is now "in the
full lido cf successful experiment." 'Tis seldom
;jo:i, is to the t!wl a q:iora:n is f jimd preseut at I be begiuning
has no'ta-ioftho session, in either branch; but "from the
With the internal aO-.lirs of i won! go" this winter, nearly every member was
Mexico, and that tho beimior of that!'" h:a place, which is evidence of the iulorcst
::-r r.
X)wer t j i.
the hi!.;'
lie ia'imai;:j iLi
does no! sj-::ik li
ty of tlie pooie
en the ;-:-.C- j ;:i of Tt.-:
Mr. 6.'iA"xo:i rejoi,
and &-sv."."ihr:fr i.ho A
::ices is
ny Ij:
.:ver;v.i fiiannon
ivies oi a m
jon of tho of
a cirr:i :-er vis to L
tive to i:.r.:v
men, cf Mexico
tho into cf Lh Ex.e
ultimo, w;!! be i:nmediate!v iv f -nv;l tn
not: manifested by the people's servanis in the mo-
natio!l.:ni:lloU3 l"Cslions which now njritaie the public
' iori-! S'raiijj; as it m :y seem, persons a:e here from
tilled ?;ate.- cvc i' lKUt ' 11:0 U1"c1) (wings I mean) who are
l( ;y-i(;;iing aud electioneering tor Presidential
candidates in 1S48 ! Although Mr. Clay is poli
lictiliy dead, yet there are men crazy enough to
talk of running birn another heal! Cut black
ihn Webster, who once asked the significant
... i .i .i
.: i.i .,1 CAt ioilgill.l
cf "AI. C lie-1
::nh'.:r h of such!
arc hhi no altcrna-i
:o t ) t.::o Govern-1 'ucst,on' "wlcro 8la 1 S0?" 'm opinion of
'f ! f'Ki-r'li r ivMi 1 matiy, siands the best change for a nomination,
' .- . i .1 ... . ...1 .... . i . n
ids (
ijr their fur
Btructions ; and mat u;i c t :ev nrn
withdrawn, all further official inter-! vrno,1 tD ccltily l,'at ,llC ,noou is madc ,rfiroon
course bot veen bii ind t!m Cnvwn ii'lieeso, and that his character is as pure as snow
ment cf Mexico must bo nwvM iuml chas,e 88 ice Dan 8u'c, ".
until these insimctiotw are revived iu"adu,toratcd oW 1,cdcra,i8' ,he ilar,furd
viiiiveiKiuii siiiiii), auu oi course win oc more
popular v illi the enemies of tho Democracy.--And
moreover, he was the first man, before iho
election, to come out openly and boldly, in fivor
of Native Americanism. Hence, I am of tho o
piuion, 1 hat he is the most available man in the
coon runks at present. Hut nous verront, as fa
ther Riich'e savs.
ncr m-
by the universal coon party, to beulcn four years
j hence. Il-s morals are about as good as those
of Mr. Il irry of the Wes', but he too, if it is ne
cessary, can procure any number of fodoralclcr-
A nisongt.'r was immcdiitr..!v 1..c.
patched to Wasliington, IjcanWihoa-
bovc correpondonce.
On the IDth inst.Trcsidcnt Tvleu
transmittctl to both Hours' cf Con
gress a Mcs-aje, embracing cooio3 of
a3spaic):c3 trom v.overnor Shannon
Tho Captain, talks cjuiic belligerent
givesj a history of the indignities olfer-
cd by Mexico to the United Stales, by
tho oficn ivc language used by Senior
jtlejon alludes to tho delay of Mcxi-
. t . "
co in paying ct-r intlc-innittcs and ur
ges the annexation of Texas in strong
. language, The Message concludes in
these words: .
"A couisof conduct-such as h?. bcen'do
Bcribed on the p:rtof Mexico, in violation of all
friendly fi'cling raid of-tho courtesy which
fhotild clmiacicr zo the inteicoitiso between the
nations (.f lha earth, "nVght well justify the Uni
t:d Ptatrs in a resort to any measures to vindi-j
Don Quixote, alias "the old man eloquent,'
alias John Quincy Adams, lus again resumed his
woik of agitation. That everlasting 25lh Rule
has given more trouble to him llinu u legion of
homed men from the kingdom of Tartarus. Ma
ny members voted for its repeal, to got clear of
tho old man's importunities, others from princi
ple. Iho South don't Ike the repeal, no way
you can fix it, bnt I tjiink if members fronthc
tropical sido Mason and Dickson's Line would
but ook at the matter as they should, they will
be satisfied. Petitions for tho abolition of slave
ry will of course now be received and referred,
J. Ingersoll of the House, has also introduced
Annexation Resolutions of the Tyler Treaty
Mr. Benton's Bill is as follows:
A Bill to provide for lire annexation of Texas
to the United Slates.
Bo it enacted by the Senate and House of Re-
piesentativcs ol'the tinted States of America in
Congress assembled, That the President of the
United (States be, and he hereby is, authorised
and advised to open negotiations with Mexico
and Texas, for tho adjustment of boundaries, aud
ilie annexat on of the latter to the United btates,
on the following bases, to wit:
1. I he boundary of the annexed territory to
in the desert prairie west of theNeuces, and a
lonjr the highlands and mountain heights which
divide the waters of tho Mississippi from the wa-
teis of Hie Kio del Aoile, and to latitude of 42
degrees north.
JI. The people of Texas, by a legislative act,
or by any authentic act which shows the will of
the majority, to express their assent to said an
nexation. HI. A State, to be called "Me stale ofTexax,
willi boundaries fixed by herself, a.id extent not
exceeding that of the largest slate in the Union,
bo admitted into tho Union, by virtue of this act,
and on cuual footing with the original States.
IV. The remainder of the annexed territory to
he tieM and disposed ot by tlie United islates as
one of (licit- territories, and to be called " the
Snutiurctt FerrilQTy.''''
V. The existence of slavery to be forever pro
hibited m the uartnern and northwestern part of
said territory, west of 100;h degree of longitude
west from Greenwich, so as to divide, as equally
as may be, the w hole of the annexed country be
tween the blavchoiding and non-slavcholding
VI. The assent of Mexico to bo obtained by
Irealy to such unnexation and boundary, or to be
dispensed with when the Congress ol'the Uni
ted States may deem such assent to bo unnecessary.-
VII. Other details of the annexation to be ad
justed by treaty, so far as the same may come
within the scope of ihe treaty-making power.
From movements made by the democratic
members in tho Senate and House, in f.ivor of
Oregon, I have strong roasons to think that Con
gress will nut postpone acting definitely on that
important subject. Oregon is ours, vc must have
it, and new is the time.
You have no doubt seen the correspondence
between Governor Shannon and the Mexican
minister. Shannon, I am afraid, has made him
self lidiculiiiis, in his attempt to gain notority by
a diplomatic war. He may represent the views
and wishes of Calhoun and President Tyler, but
iho democracy here, and in fact discreet men of
all parties, look upon his movements as ill-advised
and highly censurable.
In the Supremo Court recently, a motion was
made by Francis C. Trend well, Esq. of Portland,
Maine, for a writ of habeas corpus, to bring Gov.
Dorr to Washington, and enable him to petition
the Supreme Court for a writ of error, or that a
writ of error bo allowed by the court in the case
Affidavits were read, to show that the Inspectors
of the Slate prison at Providence have refused,
and persist in their refusal, to let Governor Dorr
sign, or even sec, a petition to ihe Supreme Coun
for a writ of error. Tho citizens cf Providence
have signed the petition, as ihe near friends of
this persecuted man. God giant a favorable an
swer to their prayers, and the whole nation, as
one man, will respond " amen!"
The Pennsylvania Electoral College assembled
at Ilarrisburg on Wednesday Dec. 4, and soon af
ter the organization, proceeded to ballot for Pres
idant and Vice President, when it appeared that
Jami's K. Polk and Geojigk M. Dallas each re
ceived the whole 20 votes, the first for President
and the latter for Vice President.
The New York College of Electors, met at Al
bany on the same day, and the 33 electors cast
their unanimous vote for J ami's K. Polk for Pres
ident, and Ghohoe M. Dallas for Vice President
As each Elector deposited his ballot, tho " deep
mouthed cannon" told the tale to the world with
out; and when the chairman announced the
result, emphatic and vehement shouts of applause
burst forth in every part of the chamber.
Good ! Good ! ! What now have the Roor
backs to say? To get clear of paying their bets,
the rascals published it far and near that the Penn
sylvania and New York Electors would not cast
their ballots for Polk and Dallas ! But now their
vilo falsehoods burn their lips; and if they have
any sense of shame left, they should hido them
selves in the caverns of the mountains, and nev
er dare to look honest men in the face again
Who would bo a Coon?
Col. J. G. Watmough has resigned his place
as Surveyor of the port of Philadelphia, and
J hotnar Cooper, Lsq., father of Mrs. Robert
Tyler, has been appointed in his stead.
Twenty-seven Federal whig newspapers, that,
having supported Mr. Clay through the late
campaign, have now come out openly and boldly
for Nativism. We hope that' the opponents of
Church-burning will remember this.
CoLi'MHis, DtxeinU r 19, IS 14
L. Harper, Esq.--ZMrr Sir: 1 promised to
give you the news of the Metropolis of Ohio, but
until this momenfiiave not found time to fulfil
that promise. Columbus is unusually lively this
winter the Democrats are the most cheerful set
of fellows I ever saw and it is the easiest thing
in nature to distinguish the coons from the locos
in passing through the streets; for the former class
of animals look as if they were returning from
a funeral, " with lengthened faces, long drawn
out;'' while a smile perpetually plays on the lo
cos' phizzes, like sunbeams on a quiet lake !
To see our friend Sam Medary for a moment, is
au infallible cure fordispepsia; while little Johnny
Twiz.le of the State Journal looks " like hunger
on a mounment, smiling at beef." This is all
owing to the election of Col. Polk, to the Tre
Now, I shall give you some of the proceed
ings of tho whig Legislature, and must go back
several days, to bring matters up light. In the
Senate, Dec. 9, Mr. Perkins offered the follow
ing siring of resoultions in regard to Texas:
Resolved, by the General Asscmhly of ihe State
of Ohio, 1 hat the Government of the Lumted
Stales is a government of delegated powers, de
pending for its authority on the express loiter of
tho Constitution, or on its lair and just construe
Resolved, That the Constitution gives no pow
er, expressly or constructively, to the Legislative
or Executive departments, or both united, to as
sociate any foreign power in the administration
of Ihe Government of the Uuited States.
Resolved, That the United States area pofti
carfirm whereof the several states are members,
and that no foreign power can be admitted into
the firm wilhout the express consent of each of
the members, by the people thereof.
Resolved, That any attempt by the Congress of
the United States, its executive, or other olticcrs,
to form a union with any foreign power would be
nugatory; that none of the states not giving ils
express consent thereto, would be under any ob
ligation to unite in such new confederacy ; and
that should a porlion of the slates of this Union
lorm a confederacy with the government of lex
as, through 1he instrumentality of our federal of
ficers, or of Congress; such an act will impose up
on the people of Ohio, no obligation to unite in
such new confederation.
Resolved, That slavery is an institution pecu
iar to the states whose laws admit it, over which,
in such Stales, the government of the United Slates
has no control, and on account of which it has no
responsibility; and that the people of Ohio and
oilier free Slates, arc and ought to be exempt from
the wrong and charges thereof: but that the an
nexation of Texas to the United States for the sup
port of slavery, will identify our national govern
ment therewith, and subject the state of Ohio,
and the other free stales to the disgrace and char
ges of sustaining it.
Resolved, Therefore, that as Kcpresentatives
of Iho people of Ohio, in her name, we protest a-
gamst the Union of lexas with the United states,
as unconstitutional, unjust, revolutionary, and ten
diugto disunion.
Resolved, That our Senators and Representa
tives in Congress be requested to use their utmost
endeavors to prevent the annexation ol Texas to
the United Slates.
Resolved, That the Governor be requested to
transmit a copy of these re3olrtions to each of the
Senators and members of Congress from this
Slate with a request lhat they procure them to
bo entered on Ihe Journals of each House: and
lhat tho Governor be requested also to forward a
copy of the same to tho Executive of each of tho
Stales, with a request lhat they may be placed
before thesr respective Legislatures.
These resolurions wore referred to the Com
mittee on the Union. Whoever heard before of
a Si te Legislature raising a committee to lake
chargo of National affairs? I thought that was
the business of Congress, but coonery is getting
wondrous wise !
Iu the House, on the same day, the following
resolutions were offered by Mr. Flinn.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the General Assembly of the State of I
Ohio, lhat" far lroin having any personal objec
tion to the annexation of Texas, we should be
glad to see it, wilhout dishonor, without war,
with tho common consent ot the Union,and upon
iust and fair terms."
Resolved, l hat, " we do not tlmik the subject
of slavery ought to affect the question one way or
the other. Whether Texas be Independent or
incorporated in the United States, we do not be
lieve it will prolong or shorten the duration of
that institution. It is destined to become extinct
at some distant day, in our opinion, by the oper
ation of the inevitable laws of population. "
Resolved. That, " it would be unwise to refuse a
permanent acquisition, which will exist as long as
the globe remains, on account of a temporary in-
sttlui ion. '
Mr. Flinn moved that it be referred to the com
mitlec on the Union.
Mi. Foko hoped it would not be referred, but
disposed of at present. It was evidently not oil-
erod for the purpose of affecting tho action of
Congress, but as an insult to part ot the members
upon this floor, more the chair interrupted the
gentleman, and informed him lhat he was out of
order, and that they must regard the resolution
as offered in good faith He said he knew he
was not strictly in order, but it did seem to him
as if the resolution could not a fleet the action of
anybody, and he hoped ihe reference would not
be tnado. Reference lost.
Mr. Ford moved that it be indefinitely post
poned, the motion was caned; yeas 41 naysdl
Now, if to offer these resolutions was an in
sult" to the whigs of the House, was not their
indefinite postponement a greater insult to lien
ry Clay? for you will perceive that they are care
fully drawn up in Mr. Clay's own very language
before the election which was then deemed or
thodox by every coon in Coondom ! But times
ain't now as they used to was !
Nothing of importance was transacted in ei
ther branch on tho 10th, several associate judges
were elected.
DusTBicTive Fihe. Tho Cumberland Valley
Railroad Bridge at Ilarrisburgh, Pa., wos des-
trovndbv tire on thn4lli inal It nun
but that will be tho end of them, for if ihey we Several lives were lot.
tors and requesting our Representatives to tote
for holding the election of Pres'dential electors
on the lime day throughout the Union,' reported
back the same with a recommendation that the
words " be instructed" be stricken out, si as to
ad "that our Senators and Representatives be
requested." This gave rise to considerable de
bate; but the amendment was adopted and the
resolution passed. '
Mr. Kirkum, from the committee on the Uuion,
and a majority of said committe reported back
the resolution requesting our Senators and Rep-
resentalives to vote for a reduction of theirpcr
diem, and recommended its indefinite postpone
The resolution was indefinitely postponed;
yeas 40 nays 31.
Dec. 11. Iu the Senate, Mr. Jones, from tlie
committe on railroads and Turnpikes, reported a
bill to authorize the Board of Directors of the
Steubenville, Cadiz, and Cambridge McAdami-
zed Road Company, to relinquish to the Commis
sinners of Jefferson county the right of way for
a bridge over Cross Creek.
Mr. Kelly of Franklin, from tho standing
committe on the Union, to which had been re
ferred that poition of the Inaugural Messago of
the Governor which relates to Texas, and also
resolutions on the subject, made a report against
the annexation of Texas, which was laid on the
table to be pinled, and made the special order
of the day for Monday next.
Mr. Disxey, from the minority of said com
mittee, made a counter report on the same sub
ject; which received the same disposition.
These two reports arc published m exienso in
the Statesman of the 18th. Mr. Disney's is supe
rior to Mr. Kelley's in every particular, and even
the whigs here are forced to acknowledge tho
truth of this.
As much as the federal navty profess to oppose
caucusing and tin-panning, their practice gives
the lie to their professions, Would you beheve
il? The business of every day's session is cut
out Ihe night before in the Tin Pan, a perfect
pandemonium of a place, in one of Ihe taverns!
Every thing that does not bear the impress of
lms Sanhedrim, is ruled out as not orthodox !
The Currency Committee transacts all ils busi
ness at the Tin Pan, and it is thought they will
batch out sonic kind of a bank bill before the
close of the session, although quite a diversity of
opinion now exists among the coons on Mie sub
jecl. The bill introduced by AJ' Harvey ot
Cuyahoga didn't come licm the tin pan, anu oi
course it will be kicked out.
Due. 12. In the Senate, Mr. Anderson offer
ed for adoption the following:
Resolved, That the cemmitte on the Judiciary
be requested to inquire into the expediency of
so amending the election laws of tins tjiatc,
1st : As to require every naturalized citizen, at
the time of voting, at each and every electioi ,
to deposit his naturalization papers, (if he have
such) for a certain time, with the towush'p trus
tees, or other judges of election.
2d: To require the clerk of the election to
make a brief advertisement of such vole, with ils
date, vfcc, upon such papers, or Loth.
3d: To report such other just measures ns the
committee may devise, which may prevent, or
Disc. ll. The Senate met to-day, at 10 o'clock,
and after sitting fifteen minutes, adjourned over
till next day by a strict party vote ! Somo have
thought "two dollars a day and roast beef," is
not sufficient pay for the members, but if you
were here aud see what sessions they make, you
would say they get well paid for all they do.
In the House, Mr. Kirkum reported back tho
preamble and resolution, instructing our Sona-
dctect and punish, tho use of the same papers by
different volets, as will prevent, or detect aud
punish, any false personation in voting, whether
in assuming the name, or in using tho papers, of
a living or deceased person; and as will prevent
or detect and punish, the use of naturalization
papcis, which are in manner false or forged.
4th : That the', said committee do fully report
whatever plan it may consider constitutional and
proper, for the purpose of preventing the unnatu
ralized foreigner fiorn fraudulently, or otherwise,
assuming or exercising those rights of citizenship
which his brother alien has justly acquired by re
sidence, aud by an honest conformity to, and obe
dience of, the laws of his adopted country; and,
generally, of suppressing these and other alledg
ed frauds in our elections, (whether by natives,
naturalized, or unnaturalized jcrsons ;)
And to report tho same by bill or otherwise,
and separately, or in connexion with tho subject
of a registry law, heretofore committed to it, as
said committe may prefer. Kelcrred to the com
mitlee on the Judiciary.
In the House, no business of importance was
transacted. I here was a long discussion in re
lation to printing the annual report, of the Audi
tor of Stale in the German language, which was
opposed by the federal coons of course. In truth
that party appear determined not to have tho usu
al number of public dncumenls printed, even in
the English language. To save $50 they will
spend $500 in debate about printing, and at the
same time keep their constituents in ignorance
of their doinss! This is what might be called
" penny wise and pound foolish."
Dec. 13. In the Senaae, there was another de
bate of several hours in regard to printing the au
ditor's report. Coonery has shown the cloven
foot completely in this matter. 1 will barely re
mark that if Charley Scott was State Prinler, in
stead of Sam Medary, the coons would not op
pose the printing of the audttors's and other re
ports. Mr. B.yiitlf.y olTorod for adoption the follow
ing resolution which was agreed to:
Resolved, That the fund Commissioners be
requested to communicate to the Senate, at the
earliest practicable period, what amount ot the
bonds or certificates of tho stock of this State
have been cancelled during tho last year, aud
whether any certificates of stock, or other evi
deuces of tho hability of tho State; after having
been discharged, or after the loans tor which they
were hypothecated had been discharged, remain
ing in the hands of the agent of the Board in
New York, without having been cancelled; and
if so, to what amount; and whether such certifi
cales &.c. have at any time been hypothecated or
used for the purpose of raising funds for tho use
or tjencfit of the Life Insurance and Trust Com
pany or any other purpose than the use of this
In the House, Mr. Kikkim, from the commit
tee on the Union, reported back the resolution
instructing our Senators, and requesting our
Kepresentnlives in Congress to use their inllu
ence to procure a reduction of tho present rates
of postage, recommending its adoption with the
pending amendinsnl.
The amendment provides that our Senators and
Representatives bo requested to vote for a re
duction of the present rates of postage, and to
restrain or abolish the franking privilege. The
amendment was agreed to.
Mb. Filson offered a resolution that tho Ju
diciary committee inquire into tho propriety of
recommending the electors ot Ohio to voto at
iheir next annual election for or against iho alte
ration or amendrnont of tlie 2ulh section of the
1st article of tho constitution of the State of
The resolution was made tho special order of
ihe day in committee of the whole, and after con-
s'derable d'scussion, tb committee rose without
4ny tiding on tho mailer. -
Dec. 14. Iu Senate, on motion of Mr. Dis
ney, the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That Ihe Auditor of Slate be -quested
to inform the Senate how much money
has been borrowed uou the credit of the Stale
in each year since 1S25, and inclusive of lhat
year; also, the different rates and prices at which
such loans were madc how much interest has
been paid each yearsince that period, specifying
ihe different funds from which the money hae
been drawn to pay such interest slating the net
revenue of the public works for each year the
net amount received from taxation, and applied
to that purpose, and how, if oilier sums were used
for the payment of interest, such sums were rai
sed: and also, whether the books and vouchers
of the different Fund Commissioners, or other
pesous, who negotiated loans for the State, show
Ihe amount of money received by the Slate for
such loans, and how such money has been ap
plied. Dice. 10. In tho House another forenoon spent
in discussion about printing. The omnipotent
Tin Pan has decreed that the printing of the
Reports of the Supreme Court must be taken
from the State l'rintcr. 1 hat's the way u ivie
dary can't bo legislated out of cfficc, the coons
are resolved to starve him out !
Due. 17. Iu the Senale, Mr. Kvxly of Frank
lin, from the committee on the Union, reported
back the resolution requesting' our Senators and
Reorescntativcs in Conaress to vote for a reducr
tion of postage and of the franking privilege;
and it was agreed to.
In Committee of the whole, the following bill
introduced by Mr. Perkins, was considered:
Sue. 1. Be it enactedby the General Assembly
of the State of Ohio, Tliat tho, net entitled" an
act to regelate black and mulatto persons," pas
sed January fifth, one thousand eight hundred
and four, and all acts amondatory thereto, be and
and ihe same tire hereby repealed.
Mr, Wn.Ki.NS moved to strike out all after the
enacting clause.
This motion was briefly sustained by Messrs.
Bartlcy and Waters, and opposed by Messrs.
Perkins, Eckley, Anderson and others.
The motion to strike out failed, and the bill
when reported back, was referred to the Judici
ary committee.
Dec. lo. nir. imjklky oueieu lor auupnuu
resolution for the appointment of Hiram Gris
wold, of Canton, better known us the "President
of the thrice broken Farmer's B.uik of Canton,
as Reporter for the Court in JJank.
Mr. B vktlky moved to refer the resolution to
the Judiciary committee.
Mr. Hartley said his object in moving the
reference was, that ihe present Reporter, by law,
was appointed for three years, and his lime would
not expire until June next. If he understood
the resolution, it sought lo nullify that law by a
The question being taken on the reference, it
was lost ; vcas 10, nays 18. (A party vote, ex-
cept that jUr. I'crkius voicu wiui ine uL-muumo
in favor ot the rclercnce.
Mr. Disney moved lo lay the lesolution on
the table.
Mr. Dissey said he had understood lor the
last Uvoniy-four hours, that it had been settled
elsewhere, (t. e. in tin-pan) that this Mr.Griswold
was to be reporter for the Court in Uank. Ho
made the motion now under consideration, mere
ly that Ihe majority m'ghl avail themselves of it,
in cider lo save appearances. His advice to
them was, to seize the opportunity and save ap
pearances. The House has adjourned, and no
delay can occur in registering the edicts of that
other branch, and he trusted tho majority would
let the resolution lay on the table, and thus ap
pear gravely lo consider the question, whether
they would do so in reality or not.
The question wits then taken on laying on the
table, and lost; yeas 15, n,iys 21. (A strict party
The question then being on a passage of the
resolution, the same was carried; yeas 21, nays
15, as follows:
Yi;AS Messrs Anderson. Barrere Codding,
Cox, Grouse, Eckley, Gabriel, Gregory, Groff,
I Iastings, Kcllcy of Cuyahoga, Kcllcy of Frank
lin; Oaborn, O'Fcrral, O'Neal, Perkins, Powell,
Quinby, Van Vorhes, Wetmorc and Speaker 21.
Nays -Messrs. Armstrong, Aten, Baldwin,
Bartley, Chancy, Disney, Johnson, Jones, King,
Koch, Loudon, Miller, Warner, Watters and
1 ouotc the above from the Statesman. The
term "of E. M. Stantos, Esq., as Reporter, does
not expire until nezt June; but he is a democrat,
and he must bo ostracised, lo make way forlli
uam GimwoLo, lately PRESIDENT OF THE
a greater insult than this bo ofl'oted to the people
of Ohio? . But if a man is connected with a
swindling banking institution, in the opinion of
coonery, he is the ne plus ultra of a gentleman !
Oh, iho degeneracy of the times '.
We have received the oflicial vole of all tho
States for President and Vico Piesinent; from
which it appears that the whole number of votes
given is as follows, viz:
Total for Polk, - 1372,164
" Clay, .-.--.. 1310,011
Polk's majority over Clay,
Total for Birney, -
Polk's majority overall,
Eloctoral vote for Polk, -
" Clay, -
. 01,553
- 61,069
- - 484
- - 170
- - 105
. - 65
Polk's majority of Electors, -
Some Roorback coons havo the impudence to ,
say lhat Col. Polk is a minority President I The
scamps ought lo be letotaciously exflunctified ! ,
We loam from ihe most unquestionable author
ity, that a leading whig, (whose name wo forbear
mentioning at present) of Belmont County, de
clared in tho hearing of a number of persons,
lately, that he " would rather die and go to Hell,
than live under PoWs administration, " or words
to that effect. When this horrible exclamation
was uttered, he was enjoying excellent health, but
shortly afterwards, we bolive the very next day,
he was struck dead in a moment! It is with feel
ings unmixed witth tho least levity that we al
lude to this matter, but put it on record as anoth
er striking instance of the judgements of Heaven
visiting tho wicked. '
OCT We porceivo by tho Pittsburgh papors
that our esteemed young friend, C. O. Loosris,
Esq., delivered a highly interesting lecture on
"China and the Chincso," bofore the Philotna-
thean of the Western University of that city, on
the 10th instant. Ws hope it may he publishod
as we should like to read it very much.

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