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I THE G AZE T TE:
By EDGAR SNOWDEN.
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Daily paper $8 per annum.
Country paper 5 per annum.
The ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE for the coun
try is printed on Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday.
All advertisements appear in both papers, and
are inserted at the usual rates.
CONGRESSIONAL.
In Senate, Tuesday, February, 4.
The following message from the President of
the United States was received by Mr. Donelson,
liis Private Secretary:
To the Senate and House af Representatices:
1 deem it ray duty to communicate to Con
gress the recent conduct of the Bank of the
United States, in refusing to deliver the books,
papers, and funds, in its possession, relating
to the execution of the act of Congress of June
7th, 1832, entitled an act supplementary to the
“Act for the relief of certain surviving officers
and soldiers of the Revolution.” The corres
pondence reported by the Secretary of War,
and herewith transmitted, will shew the grounds
assumed by the Bank to justify its refusal to
make the transfer directed by the War Depart
ment. It does not profess to claim the pri
vilege of this agency as a right secured to it by
contract, nor as a benefit conferred by the Go
vernment, but as a burthen from which it is
willing to be relieved. It places its refusal up
on the extraordinary ground that the cor
poration has-a right to sit in judgment upon
the legality of the acts of the constituted au
thorities, in a matter in which the Stockholders
are admitted to have no interest; and it impedes
and defeats, as far as its power will permit, the
execution of a measure of the Administration,
because the opinion of the corporation, upon
the construction of an act of Congress, differs
from that of the proper officers of the United
The claim of this Corporation, thus to usurp
the functions of the judicial power, and to pre
scribe to the Executive Department the manner
in which it shall execute the trust confided to it
bylaw, is without example in the history of our
country. If the actsofthe public servants, who
are responsible to the people for tne manner in
which they execute their duty, may thus be
checked and controlled by a irresponsible mo
ney corporation, then indeed, the w hole frame
cfour Government is changed, and we have
established a power, in the Bank of the United
States, above what we derive from the people.
It will be seen, from the accompanying state
ment, marked A, that, according to the latest
accounts received at the War Department, the
Bank of the United States and its Branches
have in their possession near half a million ol
the public money, received by. them under the
law of 1832, which they have not yet accounted
for, and which they refuse to pay over to the
— proper agents, for the use of those persons for
whose benefit it was withdrawn from the Trea
sury. It is to be regretted that this attempt on
the part of the Bank to guide and direct the
Executive upon the construction and execution
of an act of Congress should have been put for
ward and insisted on in a case where the imme
diate sufferers from their conduct will be the
surviving veterans of the Revolutionary War;
for this evil falls exclusively upon the gallant
defenders of their country, and delays and em
barrasses the payment of the debt which the
gratitude of the nation has awarded to them,
and w hich, in many instances, is necessary for
their subsistence and comfort in their declining
years.
The character of the claim set up bv the
Bank, and the interest ol the parties to be im
mediately affected by it, make it my duty to sub
mit the whole subject to the consideration of
Congress: and I leave it to their wisdom to adobt
such measures as the honor ol the Government
and the just claims of the individuals injured by
the proceedings, may be deemed to require.
W jirlmr /--.I I ml fur thp rtnininn Aflhfl Atlnmpv
General upon this occasion, with a view to a
thorough investigation of the question which
has thus been presented for my consideration, I
enclose a copy of the report of that officer, and
add my entire concurrence in the views he has
taken. ANDREW JACKSON.
February 4, 1834.
The message having been read—
Mr. CLAY cose and said, that he had heard,
early in the last month, that whilst the conduct
of the Executive, in relation to the seizure of the
public money, was under discussion, and before
any decision of Congress on the subject, the
Executive not choosing to wait for any expres
sion of the legislative will, was proceeding in
the execution of his design of September last;
and that an attempt had been, or would be,
made, to take away from the United States
Bank the agency which had been confided by
law to that institution, in relation to the pay
ment of the Revolutionary pensions. He would
not say that he was surprized at this. He was
surprized at nothing which had been, or might
be, attempted, by those who had obtained the
practical possession of the Executive power of
the Government. He had, he said, looked into
the question concerning the payment of the pen
sions, and it was Ins opinion that this agency
had been confided to the Bank of the United
States by law; that the Executive had no right
to take away this agency, from the institution;
and that the doingso could only be regarded as
a continuance of that career of assumption and
usurpation which had been commenced during
the last year against the Bank.
He was glad that the Bank had now resisted.
We had heard nothing of this subject until yes
terday, when my friend from Mississippi (Mr.
Poindextek) made a motion to call for a copy
of this correspondence. The resolution, pro
posing this call, was to have been again called
up to-day, and this may account for the com
munication being now made to the Senate.—
This agency, Mr. C. repeated, had been confi
ded to "the Bank by law; this fact was acknowl
edged by the Executive, when the Secretary of
War retraced the steps which had been taken
to remove it at Albany. Thus it appeared that
the agency had been confided to the Bank, and
that the Executive had recognized the fact that
it was so confided. And now, what had been
done? A message had been sent to the Senate
by the Executive, in uursuance of his plans for
the annihilation of the Bank, denouncing the in
stitution because it had not violated an obliga
tion which was imposed upon it by an ac^of
Congress!
Mr. C. said he had considered it to be his du
ty to make these remarks. He hoped that the
message would be referred to a committee which
would enter into an examinative, for the purpose
of discovering whether there had been any such
violation of duty on the part of the Bank. If it
should appear that there had been any such vi
olauon of duty on the part of that institution,
no one would be more ready than himself to ap
ply a proper and prompt correction of the evil.
But if the committee should find that the Ex
ecutive and not the Bank, had violated its ob
ligations and its duty, he hoped that there would
still be found a determination in the Senate to
apply a corrective.
He moved that the message be referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. GRUNDY had not very closely exami
ned the question, but he rather thought that the
Bank was not the legal agent for paying the
pensions under the law of 1832; upon which the
opinion expressed in the Message of the Presi
dent, just read, had been predicated. Mr. G.
went on to express his disapprobation of the
Senate’s giving any expression of its opinion,
one way or other, on the subject, at this time.
The President had laid the whole matter before
both Houses of Congress; and until an action
by their Committee was had in relation to it, it
seemed to him premature to express any opin
ion upon it. He concurred with the Senutoi
from Kentucky, (Mr. Clay,) that the message
ought to be committed to the Judiciary Commit
tee; and, in addition to the motion of that gen
tleman, he moved that the papers be printed.
Mr. CLAY stated that it was not his intention,
at this time, to enter into any arguments on this
question. lie had explicitly avowed this be
fore; therefore it was not necessary for him to
insist upon it. In reference to the opinion of the
Attorney General, accompanying the Message,
(which had been alluded to by Mr. Grundy,)
Mr. C. said he had long ceased to respect the
acts or opinions of the different Departments of
the Government, being well aware that the Ex
ecutive was, as he had called himself, a unit,
and would instantaneously dismiss any officer
who did not at once obey nis behests. Sir, said
he, when we know, from experience, that dis
mission from office is the consequence of a dif
ference of opinion between any Head of a De
partment and the Executive, I acknowledge that
I have lost all confidence in opinions from those
sources. 1. for one, can no longer respect the
opinions of an Attorney General, or any other
executive officer, when such doctrines were
avowed as had been maintained on this floor—
doctrines belonging not to this Government, nor
even to this age—doctrines of passive obedience
and non-resistance, Jcc. Mr. C. passed a high
eulogium on the personal character of the pre
sent Attorney General. Had he remained at
Albany, be would have paid as much respect
to any opinion of his on a question of law, de
livered from his private office, as any man.—
But, brought within the pestilential atmosphere
of Washington, he must be excused if he could
ivm accord full credit to his public opinions.—
Mr. C. hoped that the reference would take
place; and was satisfied that the report resulting
from it would show that the usurpation, of which
the President complained, had been here, and
not in Philadelphia, and that the Bank, after
full inquiry, be acquitted from this, as well as
ali other serious charges that had been brought
against it.
Mr. WRIGHT said, he thought he wasin pos
session of a fact which would enable the Senate
to decide on this subject. He would state that
the gentleman from Kentucky was mistaken in
what he said in relation to the powers given to
the War Department on this subject. He (Mr.
W.) would merely say, that the power claimed
by that Department as to the pension law was
different; by that it has no reference whatever
either to the law of 1S28, which is commonly de
nominated the “ pension law,” or the law of
1S32. The officer at present at the head of the
War Department, is the same officer who cor
rected the decision of his predecessor in that
respect, having thought it was wrong that any
payments should be made in virtue of the pro
visions of the last act by the Bank of the United
States, but that the payments should be made
elsewhere than by the Bank. He (Mr W.) was
sure that the gentleman from Kentucky would
not go so far as to say that the officer would
thus reverse his own opinion so palpably. He
thought the Senator had not thoroughly exami
ned the subject, or he would have found a very
marked difference between what he supposed
to be the facts in relation to this subject, and
the real state of the case. When the gen
tleman should have examined the matter, he
was of opinion that he would be satisfied.
Mr. W. said that his feelings compelled him
to make a few remarks in reference to what had
been said by the gentleman from Kentucky in
relation to the Attorney General, whom he had
stated as having been affected by the pestilen
tial atmosphere in which he was at present mo
ving. He (Mr. W.) would say, that the Attor
ney" General was not to be affected by any such
influence, for he was a man of integrity, truth,
& candor, and would not give an opinion which
he did notin his conscience believe to be right.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. WRIGHT rose to present the memorial
of a large number of merchants and other citi
zens of the city of New York, on the subject of
the condition of the financial operations of the
country, and expressive of their opinions of the
necessity of a National Bank. He held it to be
an act of justice to admit that lie had received
this memorial from a most respectable commit
tee of gentlemen ofthecityof New York, who
had been sent hither for the purpose of present
ing it. He was informed by this committee that
the memorial bears the signatures of 6.000 per-;
sons, a great portion of them merchants and
traders in the city of New York, and the ex
pression of whose opinion was entitled to very
great weight in this body. He knew some of
tiie members of the committee personally, and
all of them were well known to him by reputa
tion; and it gave him great pleasure to bear his
testimony to their high respectability. He con
sidered that an expression of opinion, coming j
from such a body, was entitled to great weight.
He then moved that the memorial be read, re
ferred to the Committee on Finance, and order
ed to be printed.
The memorial having been read—
Mr. WEBSTER then rose and said, that the
great number of the signors of this memorial,
and the just testimony which had been borne to
the character and respectability of those who
had affixed their names to it, might be received
as full testimony of the great degree of public
distress which prevails at this moment. In the
course of twenty years experience in Congress,
he had seen no such memorial. He had his
doubts if, in the whole history of our Govern
ment, any memorial had ever been presented,
in which such pains had been taken to give a
respectful and an emphatic expression of the
deep, wide-spread, and earnest conviction of
public sulfering, as were exhibited in this memo
rial. It reminded him more of some instances
which had occurred in a Government in Eu
rope, which was, in some degree, a popular
one, but less so than our own, having its repre
sentatives real and nominal, but not springing
, so directly from the People as under our insti
tutions: he meant in the British House of Com
1 mons, where, under a less auspicious organiza
tion than happily existed now, a great mass of i
l petitions, with a prodigious number of signa
tures, was presented. Gentlemen knew how ta
bles of the House of Commons were loaded with
these petitions at the commencement of the
American war. There was presented a memo
rial from one of the northern counties, by a
Whig member, against the American contest,
and when the messenger brought one end of it
to the Clerk’s table, the other end was not to be
seen. A member remarked that there was the
head of the petition, but where was the tail? It
was answered, that the tail had not yet left
Yorkshire. ,.
The proofs of public distress which were now
exhibited, were of too earnest a character to be
scoffed at, and too plain to be mistaken. The
suffering pressed so hard upon the People, that
they scarcely could find terms adequate to its
expression; they could hardly dare to trust their
lips to utter the results of their convictions.—
This was the present state of things. A great
degree of public distress existed, and the cause
of that distress was now to be investigated. It
had been contended, on one side, that the cause
was to be found in the removal of the deposites,
and the breaking up of the U. S. Bank. On the
other hand, it was asserted that it was all attri
butable to the conduct of the Bank itself, which,
notwithstanding the attempts made to put it
down, and the obloquy with which it was assail
ed, being in possession of the means of relieving
the existing distress, ought to have applied its
funds for the purpose of affording such relief.
He deemed it of great importance, that, in the
existing circumstances of the country, the Bank
should do what it could, and should convince
the People that it extended all the relief in its
power to yield. It was its duty to exert its pow
er, to the verge of its own safety, for the pur
pose of assisting the property and industry of
the country to sustain itself under this unprece
dented weight of distress. He trusted that the
Bank would do so; it ought to do it; it was its
duty to do it.
But it was necessary that it should keep in
view the circumstances of its own situation, that
its charter had only two years to run, and that
any tiling like an instantaneous collection of
its debts would be impossible, without pressing
the industry of the country to ruin. Its only
course, therefore, was that which was dictated
bv strict prudence, and that it ought, under that
dictation, to give effect, to the full extent of its
power, to the earnest solicitude which he be
lieved that it felt to relieve the country. But,
on the other hand, the rule of prudence requir
ed that it should have constant regard to its own
safety, and to the necessity which existed for
winding up its affairs within the time prescribed
by law. The Government bad taken its stand,
and declared its purpose to be the collection and
distribution of its revenue by means of the State
Banks alone; it bad held out the idea that this
scheme would be successful, and bad pledged
itself to carry it through; still he trusted that
the Bank would discharge its duty; afford evi
dence that there was no fault in its conduct;
and prove that, while a charter remained to it,
it would relieve the public distress,, as far as it
could do so with safety; and beyond the line of
safety it would not be justified in advancing a
step.
He knew not what would be the extent to
which the public distress would increase, or
where it was to terminate; but he thought he
could foresee the end of those public men who
closed their ears against the cries of distress
which were coming in from all parts of the
country. The fact of the existence of distress
was now evident. He implored gentlemen
round him, whose tables were loaded with peti
tions from the People, to recollect that, in the
history of the last twenty years, there had not
been found in this country an equal amount of
distress. While this distress was so strongly
felt along the Atlantic, from Maine to New Or
leans, it must be the result, from settled causes,
that the tide will flow inward, and run up all the
little streams, in the valley of the Mississippi,
until it extended itself into every section of the
Union.
Mr. WRIGIIT said that he thought that too
wide an extension had been given to the facts
admitted on the subject of the existing distress.
He stated that he differed with the signers of
this petition both as to the cause of the distress
and the remedy to be applied.
The motion was then agreed to, and the peti
tion was referred.
Mr. POINDEXTER then moved that the Se
nate take up the resolutions which he had laid
before the Senate on Friday; which motion was
agreed to.
Mr. POINDEXTER then, bv general con
sent, withdrew his call for the yeas and nays.
At the suggestion of the CHAIR, who object
ed to the fii st resolution, and a part of the third,
on the ground that they were similar to resolu
tions already offered and referred,
Mr. POINDEXTER modified his resolutions
by striking out the first, and the latter part of
the third resolution.
Mr. GRUNDY moved that the Senate ad
journ, which was negatived: Yeas 13.
The third resolution was resisted as too inde
finite in its language, and, on the call of Mr.
MORRIS, the yeas and nays were ordered on
Us adoption.
On motion of Mr. CALHOUN, the third re
solution was then laid on the table: Ayes 23,
Noes 14.
On motion of Mr. MORRIS, the remaining
resolutions were then laid on the table: Ayes 21,
Noes IS.
The Senate then adjourned.
House of Representatives.
After the ordinary business of routine, the re
solution of Mr. Chilton on the subject of ex
tending the Pension Laws, with Mr. Bouldin’s
amendment, coming up as the unfinished busi
ness—
Mr. POPE, of Kentucky, addressed the House
in support of the resolution. When he had con
cluded, Mr. Bouldi.m and Mr. Crockett claimed
the floor: The Chair decided against Mr. Boul
din, as he had once addressed the House.
Mr. CROCKETT then said he had not risen
to make a speech. He had had too many of
them: but to ask for the Previous Question.
The CHAIR said, that unless he rose to
speak, Mr. B. must have the floor.
Well, said Mr. Crockett, then I’ll make a
short speech. He accordingly addressed the
House for a short time.
Mr. ADAMS then obtained the floor, (Mr.
Bouldin conceding it) and spoke in favor of the
resolution.
Mr. CHAMBERS, of Pa., obtained the floor:
when the hour having expired, the subject went
over until to-morrow.
A message was received from the President
of the United States on the subject of a refusal
of the Bank of the United States to transfer to
the Girard Bank the United States Pension
Fund, (which will be found among the Senate
Proceedings.) The message having been read
it the Clerk’s table—
Mr. HUBBARD moved that it be referred,
ivith the accompanying documents, to the Com
mittee of Ways and Means.
Mr, WILLIAMS |called for the reading of the
| opinion of the Attorney Genera), (which was
one of the accompanying documents ) but, af
ter a suggestion as to its length, he withdrew his
1 °Mr/WATMOUGH commenced a speecli in
opposition to the reference of the message to
the Committee of Ways and Means, and had
proceeded a few minutes, when
Mr. WHITTLESEY started a question of or
der as to the propriety of further debate, after
the hour for morning business had expired.
The SPEAKER decided that it was so con
nected with the communication received as to
be in order, provided the merits of the subject
matter of the communication was not entered
upon.
Mr. WATMOUGII then moved that the mes
sage and documents be referred to the Commit
tee on the Judiciary.
Mr. CHILTON moved to postpone the whole
subject until to-morrow.
On this motion the House divided and passed
between tellers: when it was found that the Ayes
were 95, the Noes 113: so the House refused to
postpone.
Mr. HUBBARD commenced a reply to what
had fallen from Mr. Watmough: but was cut
short by the CHAIR, as the merits were not now
before the House.
He then argued to shew the propriety of re
ferring the papers to the Committee of Ways
and Means, as all the other matters in connex
ion with the Bank had been sent to that Com
mittee.
Mr. BARRINGER next took the floor, and
having spoken for a short time, called for the
reading of the letter of the President of the Bank
to the Secretary of the Treasury; which was
read, as were the other papers appended to the
message.
Mr. BARRINGER then resumed, and conti
nued to address the House for a considerable
time; and he was followed by
Mr. CLAY, of Alabama, in reply. Both gen
tlemen spoke with much animation, and were
repeatedly stopped by the Chair, in consequence
of wandering into the merits of the matter of
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was also called (o order by Mr. Watmocgii.
Mr. CHILTON followed, and he also was cal
led to order on the same ground.
Mr. B1NNEY discussed the question of refer
ence a good deal at large.
The debate was further continued by Messrs.
BELL, of Term., WAYNE, LANE, JONES,
BEARDSLEY, and McKINLEY.
Mr. REED demanded the yeas and nays.
Mr. DENNY moved instructions to the Com
mittee of Ways and Means, to bring in a bill to
order the Bank to pay the pensioners.
Mr. MANN, of New York, now demanded the
previous question, and it was seconded—ayes
109.
Mr. DENNY asked for the yeas and nays on
the previous question, and they stood as follows:
Yeas 119, Nays 90.
So the House ordered the main question to be
put.
It was put, being on referring the papers to
the Committee of Ways and Means, (in prefer
ence to the Judiciary,) and decided by yeas and
nays as follows:
YEAS—Messrs. John Adams, William Allen,
Beale, Bean, Beardsley, Beaumont, John Bell,
James Blair, John Blair, Bodle, Boon, Brown,
Bunch, Burns, Cambreleng, Carmichael, Casey,
S. Clark, Clay, Coffee, Connor, Cramer, Day,
Dickerson, Dickin on. Dunlap, Forester, Fow
ler, Wm. K. Fuller, Gillet, Joseph Hall, Thomas
II. Hall, Halsey, Hamer, Hannegan, Joseph M.
Harper, Harrison. Hathaway, Hawkins, Hawes,
Heath, Henderson, Howell, Hubbard, Abel
Huntington, Inge, Jarvis, R. M. Johnston, Noa
diah Johnson, Cave Johnson, Benjamin Jones,
Kavanagh, Kinnard, Lane, Lansing, Lawrence,
Luke Lea, Thomas Lee, Leavitt, Lyon, Lytle.
Abijah Mann, Joel K. Mann, Moses Mason, Mc
Intyre, Me Kim, McKinley, McLene, McVean,
Miller, Henry Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Mur
phy, Osgood, Page, Parks, Patterson, Dutee J.
Pearce, Peyton. Franklin Pierce, Pierson, Polk,
Pope, Schenk, Shinn, C. Slade, Smith, Speight,
Standifer, Stoddert, Sutherland, William Tay
lor, Francis Thomas, J. Thomson, Turner, Tur
rill, Vanderpoel, Van Honten, Wagener, Ward
Wardwell, Wayne, Webster, Whallon, C. P.
White—107.
NAYS—M essrs. J. Q,. Adams, Heman Allen,
C. Allan, Archer, Ashley, Barber, Barnitz, Bar
ringer, Bales, Baylies, Beaty, J. M. Bell, Bin
ney, Bockee, Bouldin, Briggs, Bull, Burd, Cage,
Carr, Chambers, Chilton, Choate, Claiborne,
William Clark, Clayton, Ciowney, Corwin, Coni -
ter, Crane, Crockett, Darlington, Warren R.
Davis, A. Davis, Davenport, Deberry, Doming,
Denny, Dennis. Duncan, Evans, Edward Eve
rett, Horace Everett, Ewing, Felder, Fillmore,
Foot. Foster, P. C. Fuller, Fulton, Gamble, Gil
mer, Gordon, Gorham, Graham, Grayson, Gren
nell, Griffin, Hiland Hall, Hard, Hardin, James
Harper, Hazletine, Heister, Jubez VV. Hunting
ton, William C. Johnson, Seaborn Jones, La
porte, Lay, Lewis, Love, Martindale, Marshall,
Mardis, McCoinas, McKay, McKennan, Milli
gan, Muhlenburg, Parker, Patton, Pinckney,
Potts, llamsey, Reed, Rencher, Scliley, Selden,
William B. Shepaad, Augustus H. Shepperd,
William Slade, Sloane, Spangler, Stewart, P.
Thomas, Tompkins, Tweedy, Vance, Vinton,
Watmough, Edward D. White, Elisha Whittle
sey, Wrilde, Williams, Wilson, Wise, Yopng—
106.
So the papers went to the Committee of Ways
and Means.
And the House adjourned at sunset.
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GREAT PUBLIC MEETING IN PHiy
DELPHIA.
Yesterday afternoon, the spacious saicor y
the Musical Fund Hall was crowded at an a
ly hour, by a part of those who had signed «;h
memorial to Congress for the restoration <y~ lb
deposites. Precisely at the moment indicated
in the call, Mr. Gideon Scull, called the meeune
to order, and nominated John A. Brown. Mer
chant, as President. The following named y .
tlemen were also officers of the meeting
VICE PRESIDENTS.
Samuel Richards, George Mille;
William Gill, Thomas FI etc he .
Mathew Carey, Benjamin Nagle:.
Israel Roberts, Robert Burton
John Scholfield, Bela Badge:*
SECRETARIES.
Jacob M. Thomas, Richard Morgy,
Henry C. Corbit, CliarlesJ. Wolbeii.
Mr. Caleb Cope, merchant, introduced id,
some pertinent remarks, a classification into pro
fessions of the signers of the memorial. The
whole number returned is about ten thousand
jive hundred, but a large number of names hy
not yet been received by the secretary.
Mr. Riddle, merchant, offered a resolution ..
a nominating committee, to report to the m
ing a number of persons as delegates to * as
ington.
Mr. Charles Massey, Jr., merchant, thcr . ;
a series of resolutions, which will be found .
another column. They were seconded in a mo.
able address by John M Scott, Esq. The fl
ings of the meeting were enthusiastically my
fested, as Mr. S. pressed upon their conto
tion reasons for adopting the resolutions, .q,
Scott’s style, always happy, was on the ;
occasion peculiarly felicitous, and v.a*5 t
ly appreciated by his attentive auditor,.
An incident occurred during the addl es,.. .
may be considered worthy of notice. Ah*, :;<■ .
was remarking upon the attempts made by
sons to drown the voice of public complaint*. !.,•»
declaring that there was no suffering, nod' ;
in me curmnuriuy, \\ neu some one in u; -in
exclaimed, “Judge Wilkins.” As soon • .-> n.
noise had subsided which was consequent n „
this “palpable hit,” Mr. Scott continued
Mr. President, was the honorable gentleman
mentioned by the person on the hum. nev.
sent, we could satisfy him that there i- verv a.
pecuniary distress—we would give him - u ■
tion in the voice of the people; and.” coniinii •<..
the speaker, pointing to the list of narno .
tooned along the four sides and acno> d,.
tre of the Hall, “*we could afford him the o u i ,,
proof by pointing to 'the hand uritiv r cu
wall.' "
“And a Daniel,” said some of the cn \
“ will see and expound it to him.”
Professor Hake, addressed the meeting
eloquence and effect, and the resolutions v. *
carried with acclamation. A resolution w <»,
fered by Mr. Scholf/eld, that the thanks of ik*
meeting be presented to the Hon. Wm. Du.*:.;
for his manly and independent conduct a 8.
cretary of the Treasury, and a committee v : >
appointed to convrey to him the resolution.
A committee of twenty-four was appoint?*: a
convey to Washington the proceedings of frra
meeting and the memorial. A comnua .* « i
five was appointed to convey copies of the
morial and resolutions to the Governor and
gislature of this state.— lr. S.Ciaz.
DR A \VS THIS DA V
Literature Lottery of the State of Dciav.n
Claes No. 6 for 1834,
To be drawn at Wilmington, Thursday. v j
CAPITAL PRIZE $10,000.
Tickets 84 00; halves 2 00; quarters •
Virginia State Lottery,
For the bcneft of the Diurnal Swamp Con.
Class No. 3 for 1 S3 f,
To be drawn at the house of Mr. Samuel f
(West End) on Saturday, Feb. 8
scheme:
1 prize of 820,000 1 prize of
1 do of 10.000 1 prize of
20 capital prizes of 82,000! &.c.
Tickets 89; halves 450; qrs. 2 25; eighths 1 i° 1
To be had in a variety of numbers at
J. W. VIOLETTA
Lucky Lottery Office,
Upper end King Sreet, near the Diagonal
UCr* Orders from the country, enclosi: :
cash or prize tickets, promptly attended m
DHAltS Tins DAY
Literature Lottery of the State of Deif.va .
Class No. 6 for 1831,
To be drawn at Wilmington, Thursdav, ‘V.
HIGHEST PRIZE $10,000'.
Tickets $4 GO; halves 2 00; quarters 1 f
Virginia State Lottery,
For the benefit oj the Dismal Sir amp ('a-'at
Class No. 3 for 1S3 L
Will be drawn at Catts’ Tavern, West
Saturday, February S
SPLENDID SCHEME:
1 prize of $20,000 1 prize of
1 do of 10,000 I prize of
20 Capital Prizes of $2,000! &c. &c.
Tickets 9; halves 4 50; quarters 2 25; eighi.’ •
On sale in great variety by
JAS. S5IORDIS
U33 Uncurrent Notes and Foreign OoL; ;
chased. ___ I
DRA tf'S THIS DA V
Literature Lottery of the State of Deiawar*
Class No. G for 1S34,
Will be drawn in Wilmington on Thur-d
February 6
HIGHEST PRIZE $15,000.
Tickets $4 00; halves2 00; quarters 1
Virginia State Lottery,
For the benefit of the Dismal Swamp (
Class No. 3 for 1834,
Will be drawn at Catts’ Tavern, We>t r- :
Saturday, February 8
SPLENDID CAPITALS:
l prize of $20,000 l prize of
I do of 10.000 20 do of
1 do of G,000 &c
rickets 9; halves 450; quarters 2 25; eigluf*
To be had in a Variety of numbers "1
' J. COKSfc
fjottery E.vchan&e Rroksr, Alt ^
NOTICE.
IN order to accommodate my custom^'• v.
dersfor Patent Cordage, White lAnefy,*'
2ords, &c. may be left at the Store-h,,u
VIessrs. James & George I. Thomas, if i»c°
bent to be forwarded to the Rope Walk* , 3
feb 5_JOSIAH I\. j
SILK! Jfl [
A BLACK man brought to my house e-. t,. I
on street on the 4th instant several ;r « I
ind parcels of SILK, which I stoppC(1; t>rin
)wner or owners are requested to call a'1'1'
heir property. DICKERSON NAlb
feb 5—lOt *

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