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* IN THE SENATE.
TUESDAY, FEE. 26. The Journal having been read— Mr. Lloyd, of Md. fose and addressed * the chair as follows : ■ Mr. fireside fit: It has become ray pain ful duty to announce to the Senate the melancholy fact, fhat my much esteemed and distinguished colleague is no more. An attempt to excite the 'sympathies of the Senate for a loss so great, and so af flicting, would betray a suspicion of their sensibility, and would do injustice to the memory,of him, whose loss we must all sincerely deplore. This chamber, sir, has been one of the fields of his fame. You have seen him in his strength. You have seen him the admiration of the Senate— the pride of his native state-r-tbe ornament of his country. He is now po more. But, for his friends and relatives, there is con solation beyond the grave. I hutpblj and firmly trust, that he now reposes on the bosom of his God.” Mr. King, of Alabama, then rose, and .submitted the following resolve, prefa cing it with ti*e observation, that, altho’ the Senate and the country knew and ho nored the public character o'f*the deceas ed, he had known him as a man, and knew how to appreciate the loss which they had ■•ah sustained. A esoivea, unanimously, jl nat a commit- ; tee be appointed to take order for super- j intending- the funeral of the hon. W iliiam j Pinkney, which will take place to-morrow ! morning at 11 o’clock; that the Senate,! wi*3 attend the same; and that notice of. the event'be. gi en to the House of Re presentatives. On balloting for a committee, the fol lowing -gentlemen were chosen : Mr. King, of New Vork, Mr. Macon, of :N. Carolina, Mr. Barbour, of Virginia, Mr. Rodney, of Delaware, and Mr. Wil liams, of Mississippi. On motion of Mr. King, of Alabama, it was also unanimously. * * Re&olvecf^Tlvdt the members of the Se -nate, from a sincere desire of shewing every mark of respect clue to the memory of the hon. William Pinkney, deceased, late a member the. eof, will go into mourn ing for him one month, by the usual mode of wearing a crape round the left arm. I.evolved, unanimously, That as an ad ditional mark of respect for the memory of the bon. William Pinkney, the Senate do now adjourn. . And the Senate adjourned accordingly, s .HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. TUESDAY, FSB. 19. Mr. Smith, of Md. from the committee of ways and means, reported a bill for .making appropriations for the military service of the United St ates, in the year 1822, which was read twice anc^commit xed to a committee of the whole on the state of the union, & ordered to be printed. The house resolved itself into a com- j •mittee of the whole on the u finished bu- ! sitless of yesterday, (the bankrupt bill) I 'Mr. Taylor in the chair. Mr. Fuiier rose and addressed the house in a speech of an hour and a quar ter, in opposition to the motion to strike out the first section of the bill; when Mr. Woodson expressed his intention of presenting his views of the subject, and moved that the committee rise* and •report, which was agreed to; and after leave being granted to the committee to sit agfein, the house adjourned. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20. * . After some preliminary business, the fbouse resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Little in the chair, on the Pill making appropriations for the sup port of the military establishment for the yaar 1822. A good deal of discussion took place on this bill: and, at a late Pour, the blanks .having been filled, the Pill was reported by the committee of the •whole to the house; and, without decid ing thereon, the housa adjourned, at five o’clock. THURSDAY,-FEB. 21. The amendment from the Senate to the apportionment bill, was read and refer red to the committee on the judiciary. • The house then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the unfinished business of Tuesday, (the bankrupt bill) Mr. Taylor in the chair Mr. Woodson rose and addressed the house in a speech of nearly two hours, opposed to the tjaotion to strike out the first section of the bill. He was follow' ed by Mr. Lowndes, in favor of the motion, who occupied the floor until nearly three o’clock; wheji Mr. Nelson, of Va. moved that the com ■tnitte.e rise and report; which was agreed to, and the committee obtained leave to feit again. In the house, the further orders of the 4av were, on motion, laid on the table; ana the house took ifito consideration the 'bill making appropriations for the mili tary service of the U. States for the year 1822. The remainder of the debate was occu pied in the discussion of this bill. FRIDAY, FEE. 22.* * Mr. Sergeant, from the committee on the judiciary, reported the bill, from the Senate for thb apportionment of the rep re sentatives of the United States according to the fourth census, with a recommenda tion to disagree to the Senate’s amend ment thereto, which, on motion of Mr. S. was laid on the table. The house resolved itself into a com mittee of the whole on tire bill supple mentary to the acts to provide for per sons engaged in the land and naval ser vice of the United States in the revolu tionary war, Mr. Lathrop in the chair. Mr. Cocke explained the general ob jects of the bill, which was to re-estab lish the law, on the ground on which it' was supposed to stand prior to the opi nion that had been , given by the attorney general. He referred to the particular provisions of the bill for its further ex planation, Sec. The house then resumed the conside ration of the unfinished business of yester day, (the* military appropriation bill.) Some amendment!} were proposed, on which debate arose, but they were reject ed, and the house adjourned. SATURDAY, FEB. 26. Mr. Eustis, from the committee on na val affairs, requested to be discharged from the further consideration of the pe titions of Marcos de Villiers.and Arnold Guillemard, (who pray the interposition of Congress to release them from prison, in Pensacola, where they are confined by the acting governor of West Florida;) and moved also that the petition, togetherjjl with the accompanying documents, be referred to the president of the U. States. MONDAY, FEB. 25. The Speaker presented.a communica-, tion from the President of the*U. States,* relative to the correspondence which led to the treaty of Ghent,,Wic.li; on motion of Mr. Floyd, was ordered to be laid on. the table and printed.* The house then proceeded to the con sideration of the order of the day, being the unfinished business of Saturday, and the question recurring to agree to a mo tion to discharge the committee on mili tary affairs from the consideration of the petition of the two Spaniards imprisoned in Pensacola by the orders of the acting governor— . * . Mr. Hardin, of Kentucky, who was en titled to the floor at the hour of adjourn ment on Saturday, delivered his senti ments on the question ; denying the con stitutionality of the imprisonment of these rnen, and asserting the existence, in every territory of the United "States, of those rights which are, under our constitution, reciprocal to local allegiance, viz: right to freedom of person, of religion, trial by jury, the writ of habeas corpus, See. When Mr Hardin concluded— Mr.^Eustis, the chairman of the milita ry committee, stated, that he was inform ed, from good authority, that the papers relative to the confinement of these men had been forwarded from Pensacola to general Jackson; that he had transmitted them to the president; that they \verc\re c.eived in this city on Thursday last; that an order was issued for the’release of the** men on Saturday, and -was actually dis patched for Pensacola. This statement was confirmed, in sub stance, hy Mr.‘'Mercer, of Virginia, who had also received similar information from undoubted authority. Mr. Cocke stated that no such.informa tion had been before the military com mittee, when they had this subject under consideration. Mr..Little, seeing that the cause of the complaint of the petitioners was removed, moved to lay the subject on the table. * ‘ This motion gave rise to a debate, in which Mr, Trimble, Mr. Little, Mr: Ran-‘ dolph, Mr. Lowndes, Mr. Golden, Mr. Mercer, Mr. Rhea, and Mr. Floyd, took part. The debate, though on a motion affording, strictly speaking, a limited scope, was extended to considerable length, entering more or less into the me rits of the case of these petitioners, and the propriety of effectual measures to guard agar'St the recurrence of such im prisonments, &c. for the future. No question was taken on the subject previous: teethe adjournment. ' "TUESDAY, FEB. 26. After the Journal of yesterd ay had been read, in a part of which the fact of Mr. Randolph’s having yesterday announced the death of Mr. Pinkney was stated— Mr, Randolph rose arid observed, that 'Ire.pi^^jd t-he indulgence of the house, and of the aefegation from Maryland— and particularly of the young member be hind him, (Mr. Nelson, of Md.*) whom as * well as his late father, his fellow laborer in that house, he was'happy to call his friend, for having announced a fact which took place yesterday, though not true at the time the annunciation was made. [He alluded to the death of Mr. Pinkney, of Maryland]—and it was due to- his own character to state with precision the chan nel through which he obtained the infor mation. On the seats reserved for them* I saw, said Mr. R. one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the U. States, who tofd me that the fact was so. I asked him if he was sure of it. He replied that he was—for he had just seen another gentle map-—a most worthy member of the bar of Baltimore, equally entjtk'd £o oredit, and none cou.ld 'be more so—who told i him that he had seen the corpse. From ! .thence. I returned to my seat, At that moment a gentleman from Ohio, (Mr. Ross) was audi essay* the chair. -Tike in tervening time' did not, as well as I couicl judge, exceed two minutes ; and tirrie, un der such circumstances, would hardly ap pear shorter than the reality. 1 was my self, ;said Mr. R. under an impulse which 1 was as utterly, unable to control, as I now am to control the throbbing.arteries 'of my frame. It was under that impulse that I announced it as a fact to the house —for I could, not bear that we should be occupied with that sort of discussion which was then pending, or with any, at a time when a loss had occurred to this nation, and a void created which never can be fflled—the loss of a man whose le gal reputation transcended that of any othgr man in this country—the president of that court—of which both were most * illustrious ornaments—only excepted ; for of all others, it might be said, in point of professional renown, at'least, they were ‘ fw'Qxvmi longo interuallo. Mr. R.. conclu ded by expressing the hope, that the apo-. logy he'h.ad made would be accepted by those to ’ whom it was addressed. He owed it to his very respectable informant i to state, that the whole grew put of that gentleman’s mistaking the statement of ! the gentleman from whom he had drawn : .-information, (which was,- that he had f seen a person who said he had seen the last sad remains of Mr. P. and not that H he had seen them himself,) l By unanimous consent the entry above | referred to in the Journal was then ex punged. “On motion oi Mr. Smith, ot Mu. tne order of business of the day was dispen-* Bed with, and a recess at the pleasure of the house v/as directed. • Soon afterwards a message was receiv ed from the Senate, announcing the death of the hon. W illiam Pinkney, a Senator of the United States from the state of Maryland, and that his funeral Would be attended on to-morrow from the Senate Chamber, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon. Mr. Smith, of Md. then rose and sub mitted the following resolution, which was unanimously agreed to : • Resolved, That Uiis hoi^se will attend the funeral of the hon. .William Pinkney late a member of the Senate from the state ox Maryland, to-morrow at eleven o’clock; and, as a testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased, will go into mourning, and wear crape for thirty days. , And then the house adjourned oyer to Thu rsday. On Monday, Mr. Randolph moved and carried an adjournment of the house, on the premature, report of M.r. Pinkney’s death. That event having* now happened, we publish Mr. Randolph’s observations on the occasion. Mr. Randolph rose, he said, to an nounce to the house a fact, which, he ho ped, would put an end, at least for this day, to all further jar or collision, here or elsewhere, among the members of this body. Yes, for this one day, said he, let us saji, as our first mother said to our first father, • . “ Whilst yet we live, scarce one short hour Between*us two, let there be peace.” I rise to announce to the house, the not unlpoked for death of a man who filled the first place in the public estimation, in the first profession in that estimation, in this or in any other country. We have been talking about gen. Jackson, and a greater than him is, not here, but gone forever ! I allude, sir, to the boast of Maryland, and the pride of the United States—the pride ‘of all of us—but particularly the pride and ornament of the'profession of which you, Mr. Speaker, are a member, and an emi nent one. He was a man with whom I lived, when a member of this house, and a new one too—and ever since he left it for the other, I speak it with pride—in habits, not merely negatively friendly, but of kindness and cordiality. The last time that I saw him was on Saturday—the last Saturday but one—in the pride of life, and full possession and vigor of all his faculties, in that lobby He is now gone to his account, (for as the tree falls, so it must lie) where we must all go—-where I must very soon go, and by the same road too^the course of nature; and where all ol us, put ott the evil day as lofig as we may, must afso soon go. For what is the • past but a s£>an, and which of us can look forward to as many years as we have lived ? The last act of*intercourse between us was an act, the recollection of 'which I would not now be without, for all the offi ces that all the men of the U. States have filled, or ever shall fill. He had, indeed, his faults ; foibles, I should rather say ; and, sir, who is without them ? Let such, and such only cast-the first stone. And these foible^, faults if you-will, which every body could see, because every body is clear sighted in regard to the faults, atfd foihles of*others—lie, I have no doubt, would have* been the first to acknowledge, . on a proper representation of them. Eve ry tiling now is hidden to us; not, God forbid ! that utter darkness rests upon the grave, which, hideous as it is, is lighted, cheered, and warmed by fire from Heaven —not the impious fire fabled to be stolen • from Heaven by the heathen, but by the spirit of the livipg^ God, whom we all profess to worship, and whom l hope we shall spend the remainder of this day V wo: shipping, not with rarvuth-honhr, in oilr hearts; in spirit and in truth—to:-a it may not be said of us, also’, u £ his peo ple d.i;aweth nigh' unto me with then mouth tancP honoreth me with their lips, but their hear-t js far from me.” } as, il is just so. He is gone. I will not say •.that our loss is irreparable; because sue.!1 a man as. has existed may exist again ; there has been a Homer; there has been £ Shakespeare; there has been a Milton; there has been a Newton. There way then be another Pinkney; but there is now none. And it was to announce this eveni I have risen. I am," said Mr. R. almosl inclined to believe in presentiments. ] have been all along as well assured oi th« fatal termination of that disease with which he was affected, as 1 am now7. Ae.c I have dragged my weary limbs, before sunrise, to the door oi his sick chambei (for I would not, intrude upon the sacrec sorrows of his family) almost every mor ning since his illness. Prom the first ] had almost no hope. I move you, sir that this house do now adjourn. [When Mr. R. concluded, the questior was taken on adjournment, and carried item, con.] THURSDAY, FEB. 28. This day was spent in a discussion or a reference of the documents recently 1 :ic b fore the House, on the late .transactions j in Florida.* LATE FROM ENGLAND. CHARLESTON, FEU. 15. By the arrival yesterday of the British brig Leopold, capt. Larmour, in 40 days fro.rp London, the papers of that city to the '2d January inclusive, were received. The French journals still continue dread ! ful details of the situation of Constantino ple, and of the Ottoman empire generally. A St. Petersburg -article of the 7th Oct. states, that accounts had been received from iieuU.gen. Wiljaminow, governor of Georgia, dated Teffis, 7th November, ac cording- to which, the Persians, who ha s I in aded Asiatic Turkey, had really made J thems*e!ves trfasters of the important city of Evzerum, after defeating the Pacha of Bagdad, who attempted in vain to defend it. It is said that th^re were many French officers in the Persian army with which prince Mirza, the second son of Shah, has undertaken this expedition. Considerable uncertainty prevailed even at Lithuania, concerning the duration of peace. No furloughs were granted; the armies were complete, and (says the ac count) ready to combat any foe of .the em pire. i The grand- duke Nicholas arrived at Riga on the 26th No ember. • CHARLESTON, FEB 21. ... From Hayti.—A letter from Port | Prince dated 18th ult. received by schr. Ruby, arrived at this port, states the arrival there of the French corvette Sappho, from France, with despatches; to which an answer was received, and the corvette, sailed a^ain on a‘cruise. Pre N vious to hew arrival at Port au Prince, the' Sappho captured and punished some piy rates, who, under the flag of Colombia, had robbed a Bremen vessel in the bay o,f * Samana. a . We have also been favored with Hay-' tien papers to the 17th ult. T»he Telegraph Extra, published at Port au Prince on the 16th, contains an official proclamation of the president of Hayti of the submission of the ci-devant, Spanish p.arts of the Island to the Hay tien arms, and the combination, under one. head, of the whole territory. ■An indication, on the part of some of the inhabitants, then under the govern ment of Spain, to join his standard, had been sometime since made known to him, (gen. Boyer) but unwilling to excite a civil way he waited for a more full deve-' iopment oi their views and wishes. * He afterwards Learned with surprise, that com. Aury had induced them to raise the ® flag of Colombia, and that they ha’d ship ped off the Spanish authorities. He sent an embassy to inquire into this, and was informed that the inhabitants had shaken off the Spanish yoke because Spain was so far from Hayti. Why tlfen, re plied the president, put on that of Co lombia, which is just as far? Being un able to procure any satisfactory reply to this interrogatory, he stated to them, that the integrity of the empire of Hayti re quired their submission ; and, by dint of persuasion and threats, he succeeded in obtaining the adhesion of St. Jago, of St. Domingo, of Porto Plata, and the other Spanish places, and announces in the above .paper, jumarch of congratulation through the new provinces. The adjutant general of the Haytietx .army is named Voltaire.—£Coitrder^ « WEEKLY ALMA3STAC. MARCH, 1822. 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday %9 Saturday 10 Sunday 11 Monday 12 Tuesday SUN RISE&. SUN SETS. 41 42 44, 45i 461 48! 4.9J. MOON S PHASES. ^ 2; r* sp m p C co J5. 1—■ r , ® O.i'3 in , '■O tO GO CO ^ va ^ Aw A — -q o