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_Bt EDGAR SNOWDEN._ Terms. Daily paper - - - $8 per annum. Country paper 5 per annum. Tire 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. JOHN RANDOLPH OF ROANOKE. From the following letters it will appear, that there were times when the subject of religion strongly exercised the mind of Mr. Randolph. He was in some respects a most remarkable man. In relation to his religious character, we have not formed, and therefore cannot express an opinion. In his best days he wrote, spoke, and acted as a Christian, but at other times his deportment was much oppos'ed to such a charac ter. How far the last may have been the acts of an irresponsible being, it is not for us to decide. Ed. Southern Coitrchman. I. Richmond, May 19th 1815. My Dear Sir:—It is with very great regret . that l leave town about the time that you are confidently expected to arrive. Nothing short of necessity should carry me away at this time; I have a very great desire to see you; to con verse with you on the subject before which all others sink into insignificance. It continues daily to occupy more and more of my attention which it has nearly engaged—to the exclusion of every other: and it is a source of pain as well as occasional comfort to me. May he who alone can do it, shed light upon my mind, and conduct me through faith to salvation. Give me your prayers. 1 have the most earnest de sire for a more perfect faith than I fear I pos sess. What shall I do to be saved? I know the answer, but it is not free from difficulty, Lord be merciful to me a sinner. I submit myself most implicitly to his holy will, and great is my reliance on his mercy. But when 1 reflet on the corruption of my nature, 1 tremble whilst I adore. The merits of an all atoning Savior I hardly (fare to plead, when I think of my weak faith.— Help, Lord, or I perish; but thy will be done bn earth as it is in heaven. I know that I de serve to suffer for my sins, for time misspent, faculties misemployed—but above all, that l have not loved my God and my neighbor as we ate commanded to do. But I will try to confide In the promises we have received, or rather to comply with their conditions. Whatever be my fate, I will not harbor a murmur in my heart against the justice of my Creator. Your afflict ed friend. ; - JOHN R ANDOLPH, of Roanoke. _Rev. William Meade. II. — „ Roanoke, Sept. l**f. 1815. My Dear Sir:—I have delayed too long to thank you for your truly kind letter of the 11th July, which has lain unanswered, or rather un acknowledged, for more than three weeks. The interest which you take in my welfare is most grateful to me in my present state of mind, yet not unexpected—and so far from finding your letter tedious, had it consisted of as many quires as it did sheets, l should not have found it too long. I wish that I could tell you that my mind is in a more satisfactory state than when I wrote to you from Richmond. Of this world ami its affairs I am sick to loathing, and of no thing more than myself. 1 feel that there is no coincidence of circumstances that could contri bute to make me tolerably happy, without bet ter assurance that 1 have of reconciliation to God. Could 1 contmdnd events, could wealth, power youth, health, all the supposed constituents of earthly happiness come at my bidding, I still feel that there would be something wanting ' to fill the void in my heart, and that I would pre fer sickness and poverty and sorrow and shame for my portion in this life, provided I might look forward with an humble hope of acceptance by him that made me. When I look round upon my fellow sufferers und fellow sinners, “I see that alt are wanderers, gone astray Each in his own delusion they are lost In chase of fancied happiness, still woo’d And never won. Dream after dream ensues; And still they dream that they shall still succeed, And still are disappointed.” Sometimes l am tempted to wish that l could dream too—but l am wide awake to the sad re ality that unless it comes from above, there is no comfort for me even in this world. This con viction ought to produce a correspondent spirit of piety and prayer, and yet I do not hnd such to be the case.—Sometimes I am callous and dead to a degree that excites my own wonder— at others, I have hardly the heart to pray.— Meantime my duties are neglected, and things and persons become indifferent to me that once excited the highest interest. Indeed, how con temptible are the mighty affairs and concerns of this life to any one who will take a serious view of them. Suppose that it could even en dure to the age of the patriarchs, what are its enjoyments that they should fill the soul of a ra tional creature. I lay open my thoughts to you, my good sir, with a freedom that knows no reserve, and I en treat the continuance of your good advice and of your prayers for my salvation. By a great many, perhaps the major part, I am considered as a fanatic or a hypocrite—that does not dis turb me at all; but this does; that I cannot min gle with my fellow men as I was wont, without giving or taking offence. So that I feel a strong repugnance at the thought of going abroad, and shrirut from the idea of spending the ensuing winter at Washington; I even think seriously of retiring from a station which is as unfit for me as I am for it; I must now close this long strain of egotism, but we are allowed to detail to our j physician our maladies and bad feelings. Adieu, j my good friend, and may every blessing attend [ you. Your obliged, JOHN RANDOLPH, of Roanoke. I Rev. Mr. Meade. 111. Roanoke, Dec.2\st' 1818. Yes, my dear sir, you have “ a right” to ad dress me us you have done.- Your claims upon me are the last that I shall disavow. The prayer of the righteous man availeth much, and I am persuaded that yours and Mr. Hodges’ have been earnestly offered up in my behalf. I find it impossible at this time, and on paper to enter into the detail which you intimate a willingness to hear.—But. he who in his own good time, (blessed be his holy name,) spoke peace to my almost deapairingsoul, has inform- j ed your heart of what had passed within my i own. 1 can compare it to nothing so well as the dawning sun after a dark and tempestuous night. Then it was—and not until then—that I confi dently believed. 1 knew what.was passing in the minds of all to whom similar mercy had been extended; and when, a few weeks after wards, I took up at an inn on the road for the first time, the Life of John Bunyan, i found a perfect coincidence between his feelings and my own. 1 also wrote a few lines to Frank Key, to apprise you and him that at last I had found pardon and peace—that peace that passeth all ; understanding—requesting as the only requital I could make for your kind interest in my wel fare, that it might be communicated to you — This, no doubt, he has done. My excellent friend, Dr. Hodge, to whom I had made known my state of mind, wrote me a long letter—and 1 am struck with the entire coincidence of his opinion and yours, although I knew it must be so, e.r necessitate rei. Be assured there is not one to which I do not heartily and humbly as sent Continue to give me your-prayers, my dear sir, now more than ever needful to me. 1 will cherish the hope that we may meet in this life, when I shall be gratified in laying open as far as possible, the process of that change which it has pleased infinite mercy to work in the tem per and disposition of my soul; but should this hope (as what earthly expectations may not) be disappointed, may we meet where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. Excuse this abrupt reply to your most kind and welcome gratulation, and beiieve tnc. in sincer ity of heart, your friend, JOHN RANDOLPH, of Roanoke. Removal of the Seat of Government.—Mr. Wool folk’s proposition in the House of Delegates, for a removal of the seat of Government from Richmond, appears to have excited but little at tention. Like a motion to reduce the pay of members, it seems destined to be renewed with in a cycle of years, and like that to share the fate of a certain rejection. There are no new reasons why the State should sacrifice its prop erty in Richmond for the sake of accomplishing the centralityj which the Persian considered so desirable. If the Legislature be exposed to ex traneous influence in Richmond, so would it be in Charlottesville, Staunton, or on the Summit of Rockfish Gap; in those places, our friend from Orange is apprised, no oysters cuuld be had; a consideration as matters stand, sufficient we think to make the scale preponderate in lavor of Richmond. Over and above the oysters and canvass backs, we hope the House of Delegates will have some regard to the probability that the proposition is a Van Buren scheme in promotion of the notion advanced by Mr. Ritchie, that the city of Richmond sought to dictate to the State, a notion thrown out to catch the jealousy which the country feels of the town.— Richmond Whig. Short Cut from N. York to N. Orleans.— The discovery of a fine harbor at the mouth of the Suwanee River (Forida,) has given rise to many agreeable anticipations among the citi zens of New Orleans, which will, doubtless, soon be realized. By the Bulletin we learn that steam boats from New’ Orleans, coastwise, on reach ing the harbor in question, may sail upon the ri ver through a beautiful country for forty or fifty miles. From thence a rail road (the route of which was examined by the distinguished Gen. Bernard) may be constructed to the navigable I sources of the St. John’s and St. Mary’s Rivers, ! from which the whole of the dangerous naviga tion of Capt. Florida and the Gulf Stream be ing thus avoided, we may, in two or three days, coastwise, reach Savannah and Charleston, from which latter city again the line of steamers takes you to New’ York in an average of 70 or SO hours. To Savannah, and indeed nearly to Charleston, the route from St. John’s River may be made almost entirely inland, and between the island and coast. If a railroad Irom Charles ton to a point on Pimlico sound in North Caro lina were constructed, another inland water route would here offer, which, by the Dismal Swamp, would conduct directly to Norfolk, from whence we take the present route thro’ the Chesapeake and the Delaware River to N. York. Almost the whole distance from New Orieans to New’York bpingthus by steam, and sheltered from the sea — .V. V*. Star. “Crowding.”—In one of my excursions on the frontiers of Missouri, I came to a small log cabin, with some five or six acres under im provement surrounding the house. The usual salutations were soon ended, and I found the occupant of this retired spot to be a man of the name of Rood, a Justice of the Peace in Gas conade county: a section of country well desig nated by the old woman’s graphic sketch of her i son’s residence of “ a few miles beyond the westward.” The old man led my horse to the stable and returned to dinner: as he sat a stool up to a large stump which occupied the place of a table he said with that hospitable bluntness so peculiar to the inhabitants of the w'estern wilds. “ Perhaps, stranger you’ll sit up and skin a ta ter?” A good appetite wants no compliments; and in this case I think I used as few as a Yan kee schoolmaster would in eating a luncheon with his scholars. After partaking of h s boun ty, I asked him how he liked the country, how long he had been there, &c. He answered, “ I like the country well, but I am going to leave i here.” “You’ll go to some more convenient for schooling?” said I. “ No,” he rejoined, “ No, I I’m too much crowded—to much hampered up | —I’ve no outlet—the range is all eat out—Pm too much crowded.” “ How,” I responded, | “crowded! who crowds you?” “Why, here’s. Burns—right down upon me—right down in my j very teeth—struck right here! and then on the other side, I’m hampered up—they’re crowding, in—they’re jamming me out—the neighbors are i iui> uiilk—i iiuuiMdy iit’ie unumer season: — ; “ Well Mr. Rood, how near are your neighbors,” I asked. “ Why, here’s that drotted Burns stuck down here within fifteen miles; and then on the other side they’re not much farther. I’ll never i live where a neighbor can come to my house ! and go home the same day!” Poor man! thought I, as I left his dwelling to resume my journey, you would not call this “crowding” if your fa mily formed one of the layers w here six or eight live one above another. But on reflection, I find there are others “ crowded” and “ hampered up” as well as Mr. Rood. t Alexander was so crowded” that after con quering the world, he wept for another to con quer. Napoleon was so “crowded” in France, that Moscow appeared the only breathing place; and when he came in possession he found not as muoh elbow room as Mr. Rood had. In our own country we are all “ crowded.”— A trip of 500 miles to Pittsburg, 1100 to the mouth of the Ohio, and 1100 to New Orleans, is not “ outet” enough—it is a mere morning visit. The mouth of Columbia or Gulf of California are the only country places for a family.—BuJ falo Republican. I FOR HIRE, A FIRST rate Dining Room Servant, .about 1R or IS years of ago. Enquire at the counting-room of this office. jan 17—3t VIRGINIA BANKS. At a meeting of the Stockholders of the Bank of Virginia, on Monday, the 5th day ofJanuary> 1835, the following appointments of Directors for the present year were made for the places "herein after named, vis: .4* Richmottd.—John Brockenbrough, Robert Gwuthmey, The. Rutherfood, George L. Samp son, Thomas Vaden, Blair Burwell, John R. Triplett, Richard B. Haxali, Alfred T. Harris, Jaquelin P. Taylor, John Crosby,* Win. Barret,* John Walker,* and Henry W. Moncure.* Norfolk,—William B. Lamb, John Southgate, William B. Selden, Cabel Bonsai, Samuel D. Rawlins, William Francis, Eugene Higgins, Thomas Newton, William H. MacFarland, ThurmerHoggard,* Chas. L,. Wingfield,* Henry B. Reardon,* and Swepson Whitehead.* Petersburg—Charles F. Osborn.Joseph Bragg. James S. Brander, John G. Hobson, Samuel Winfree, James W. Pegram, D’Archy Paul, Da vid H. Branch. George W. Harrison, Andrew Koran,* John Y. Stocked,* Hartwell P. Heath,* and William Panned.* Fredericksbug.—Hugh Mercer, Bazil Gordon. John Scott, John S. Wellford, John Moncure. Robert Dickey, John M. Whittemore Robert Ellis, Samuel Phillips, John L. Mayre. James Vass,* Wm. Jackson,* and Wi liam E. Vas*. * New Directors. Directors chosen for the Farmers' Bank of Virginia, for the year 1835. RICHMOND. By the Executive.—Philip N. Nicholas, James Rawlings, Janies Sizer, Bernard Peyton, AN il liarn Anderson, Archibald Pleasants, Nathaniel Denoy, Joseph S. James, Sublett McGrudcr. By the Stockholders.—Samuel Marx, Charles Ellis, Nicholas Mills, Samuel lleeve, Samuel S. Myers, l’eter J. Chevallie. NORFOLK. By the Executive.—Mordecai Cooke, John Capron, Thomas B. Seymour, Tapley Webb, William E Cunningham. James H. Johnston, L. P. Fourniquet, Richard Dickson. By the Stockholders.—Myer Myers, Burwell B. Mosely, William D. Henley, N. C. Whitehead, Richard H. Chamberlaine. PETERSBURG. By the Executive—William Robertson, John V. Willcox, William Corling, Robert Bolling, Stephen G. Wells, Thomas Whitworth, Hugh Nelson, A. G. Mcllvaine. By the Stockh<?lders~Samue\ Mordecai, James McFarland, jr., Benj. B. Blume, Patrick Durkin, David D. Bryden. FRED ERICK.SBCRO. By the Executive—Carter L. Stevenson, Wil liam C. Beale, George Hamilton, John Gray, John H. Wallace, William Brooke, jr., Thomas H. Botts, JohnJ. Berry. By the Stockholders—Beverly R. Wellford, Stephen J. Blaydes. William Crump, Samuel Gordon, Anthony Buck. WINCHESTER. By the Executive—Joseph II. Sherrard. James M. Mason, Jacob Baker, Robert T. Baldwin, Richard J. McHolliday, Richard W. Barton, Richard E. Byrd, George F. Washington. By the Stockholders—Abraham Miller, Jacob Senscney, John Bruce, George W. Baker, James Stackhouse. —————————■mmmmmmm— SCENES IN THE SOUTH-WEST. The following are extracts of a letter, from a commissioner for taking depositions in regard to the Land Frauds in Mississippi, to the Chair man of the Committee of Public Lands of the Senate, dated Clinton, (Miss.) Dec. 19th, 1834. “lhave received a letter from G. C. Wool drigc, Commissioner to Columbus, stating that the locating agent had ucted most shamefully in the discharge of his duties, and that if he had a commission he would examine into his official conduct. He also wrote fully the collusion and deep fraud practised by said Agent and the Re ceiver at Columbus, of which he stated he had given you information. “ Mr. Baird has summoned witnesses to be in Raymond to morrow, and will thence com mence taking depositions, and continue from day to day till finished. ‘‘It is highly dangerous to the personal safety of any man to act as a Commissiioner. When I was acting, the lawless band of Federal officers, and their dependants, confined themselves to threats of most horrid and atrocious kinds; but finding the searches after truth were not to be deterred by the gasconade of street bullies and country blackguards, they now have become desperate, and one of their hangers-on (named Nixon) made an assault upon Sand. B. Marsh, Esq. in Chocchuma, with a cowhide and pistols, (March unarmed,) and after using the first men tioned instrument, M. obtained a short gun, and a rencontre ensued, in w hich Nixon was killed, and M. dangerousby and badly wounded. Any man now acting as Commissioner is not on ly in great danger of attacks in daylight, in which he stands but a poor chance, but it may reasonably be expected darker plots might be entered into. We have now a small specimen of the feudal system. Any man who will fght for the party can be enriched without money; he can go to the Land Office, and get what land, and as much as he wants, marked “sold” till he can sell it at an advance. How many warriors, is it reasonable to suppose, they can thusparade, in a country of such a mixed multitude as this, when they know and are assured it receives the sanction of the Executive of the nation, and that he uras never known to neglect or forget any man who could show a scar recei ved inAi# broils/” - | Remarkable.—The packet South America, on her last arrival at N. York, brought the Liver-' pool Tiroes, containing the following:— Currents of the Atlantic Ocean.— On Tuesday last, a bottle, containing the following notice, was picked up on the Lancashire coast, near Southport: “ Thrown overboard from the pack “ et ship South America, by the passengers, “ March, 1833, in the Gulf Stream, off Cape Cod, “ lat. 40 30, long. 68 W. The finder is earnest “ ly requested to publish this in the nearest news “ paper to which it may be found, to show’ the “currents of the ocean, and oblige the passen “gers, as well as confer a benefit on science.” It cannot but be regarded as a singular circum stance, that this bottle, thrown into the Gulf Stream, off the United Statps of America, should have floated to within a few miles of the port in Europe from which the South America sailed, supposing her to have been on her out ward passage, or to which she was sailing, sup posing her to have been bound to Liverpool. A gale from the north, or aslight temporary change in the current, would have brought it into the Mersey, to the Captain of the South, A. who pro bably saw it launched off Cape Cod. COTTON SEINE TWINE, OF superior quality, being an improved make, just received and for sale by jan 17 JAMES W. SCOTT. ALEXANDRIA: I* MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19, 1835. ITEMS. During the last week, we have observed, in several of our exchange papers in Virginia, no tices of the non-reception of the Gazette. This is not our fault—Our papers are regularly and carefully mailed. The North American quotes a piece of bitter irony from the Fredericksburg Arena, and re gards it as serious! The North American must put on its spectacles next time. John T. Sullivan, of Philadelphia, who was at the last session of the Senate rejected as a Di rector of the Bank of the United States, was (we hear) on Thursday last, rejected by the Senate as a Paymaster in the Army, to which latter of fice he has been appointed by the President dur ing the recess, and recently nominated for con firmation. In addition to the order to ht out me c onsuiu tion for sea, orders have been received to tit out the sloop of war Boston. She is now being cop pered in the Dry Dock at Charlestown. Bunker Hill Monument.—The fund for the completion of this public woik, collected un der the auspices of the Massachusetts Mecha nic Association, during the past year, amounted to a fraction short of §14,000. A contract was made in the early part of last summer, to quarry and hammer a sufficient quantity of stone to complete the thirty-fourth course of the obelisk, and a large portion of it is completed and trans ported to Bunker Hill, where the rearing of tHfe monument is to be resumed in the ensuing spring. ‘ The North American” a paper recently es tablished at Washington, to be published twice a week, is now under the editorial management J. D. Learned and Charles Pinckney, Esqrs. re cently residents of Baltimore. The number be fore us displays taste and talent, and the paper itself presents a very handsome appearance. Inquiry is now making by the Society of Friends throughout England, as to the average length oflife of persons belonging to their Socie ty, as compared with that of other individuals. The result is generally highly favorable to tl • superior longevity i f the Q,uakers.# A Convention is proposed to be held in Pitts burg, on the third of February ensuing, for the purpose of promoting the construction of the western section of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. 1 tie jacKson anamaie, air. n.omnson, is e lected in King and Queen, Va., over Mr. Fleet, the Whig candidate, by a majority of 66 voter. It is a fact, that has been proved by figures, that the amount of tonnage in 1833, in the New York Erie Canal alone, which passed Alexan I der’s Lock, exceeds the whole umount of ton ! nage, both foreign and domestic, of the port of ■ New-York in 1833. The tonnage of the port of | New-York for 1S33, was 3,456 vessels cleared and arrived, of 771,846 tons, of which one third departed in ballast; whereas 800.000 tons, by 1 computation, passed Alexander’s Lock, without taking into consideration trade stopping above. We remark that in 1833, there passed the lock at Utica 1,608,012 gallons of domestic spirits, and in 1834, the amount was 1,161,051, making a decrease in that article of 148,561, in one year. A man, 98 years of age, living in Providence, II. I. in the most abject state of poverty, has lately been discovered to have in his possession, ofhis savings, 12,000 dollars !! He served in the old French, and in the American revolutionary war, and is now a pensioner of our government! The Overslaugh.—The Albany Argus says that the obstructions in the Hudson are to be re moved at last. The plan proposed by the late Colonel Clinton has been fully approved by the United States Engineers, and is to be under taken upon a scale commensurate with the magnitude and importance of the object. The Governor of Georgia, without authority from his State, sent to the Governor of Ohio re solutions against the Bank of the U. States, and in favor of removing the deposites, which the partizan character of the Georgia Legislature had passed; and Governor Lucas, knowing that it was a private communication to him only, sent them with much ceremony to the Ohio Le gislature, which, after a warm debate, literally and justly ordered them out of the Honse, by a vote of 40 to 26. The Judges of the Supreme Court have all taken lodgings at Mrs. Dunn’s boarding house, close to the northern gate of the Capitol, where they remained last term. Judge Wayne is the only member of the Bench, who has his family with him. He has taken rooms in the same house, but dines with the Judges, it being their practice after dinner, to consult and compare o pinions as to the cases which have been argued, and left with them for judgment. New England Sabbath.—The Boston Gazette of Monday says:—“ Yesterday our harbor pre sented an unwonted spectacle. During, or just after, divine service in the afternoon, we should think there were not less than 4 or 5000 people upon the ice, scattered about in different direc tions, nearly all in sight at one time. In a south east direction, nearly a mile from the city, and directly in a line with the Fort, there were a number of tents erected, a la militaire, where whiskey and long nines were dispensed in great profusion, against the law. in such case made and provided.” Mrs. Abizah Snow took occasion, during the late stormy weather in Brunswick (Maine), to ' present her husband with three fine boys, each ' weighing 21 pounds, and all doing well. They! ought to be called Ross. Franklin, and Tarry,! in honor of the great polar navigators. Forrest.—-It is currently reported in the green-room that Forrest is about to appear in the character of Spartacus. in Bird’s tragedy of the Gladiator, on the London boards. Mattuia8 the Prophet.—The Grand Jury of Westchester, after a laborious examination of the case of this designing individual, have brought a true bill of indictment against him for the murder of Elijah Pearson in August last. The indictment contains five counts. Matthias was last week brought into Court at White Plains, and the indictment read against him. Through his counsel, he put in a plea of not guilty. The District Attorney, in consequence of the absence of material witnesses, moved a postponement of the trial until the next term oi Oyer and Terminer, which was done, though opposed by the prisoner’s counsel. An Example.—The New York Commercial Advertiser of Tuesday says:—“ At the fires of yesterday morning, we are informed that the firemen rfefused to partake of ardent spirits, and refreshed themselves with the more grateful be verage, hot coffee.” The extraordinary circumstance of a man and boy (blacks) freezing to death, at Savan nah, occurred on the 8th inst. They had been exposed all the preceding night in an open boat There wps a woman and child also on board, whom the “ Georgian” says were dead, but were revived, by the attention paid them! The Raleigh Register of Tuesday last says:— “ It is with unmingled satisfaction that we an nounce theJinal passage ofthe Convention Bill, The House of Commons having acceded to the amendments of the Senate. North Carolina will now waken in earnest.” The Boston Transcript’s correspondent, after visiting the Mother Bunk, observes—“To-day I visited ‘ Nick Biddle’s Bank—the Monster,' and was sadly disappointed with the interior. ‘ The inner man’ is by no means equal in splen dor to the Branch Bank in Boston. The ‘de mons’ who work in the Bank for ‘ Old Nick,' are very civil, quiet looking gentlemen, and did not appear disposed to injure any one. The desks and counters of the edifice are considera bly the worse for wear; but as the ‘ Monster’ is destined to die, at no distant day, it is hardly necessary to repair them. I saw ‘Old Nick' himself, and though 1 thought I beheld his hoof and tail, and smelt sulphur very distinctly, he did me no harm, and, strange to tell, behared very much like a gentleman ” The Delaware State Journal, of Tuesday last contains Governor Bennett’s Message to the Le gislature of that State. It occupies a whole page I of the Journal. In order to stimulate that body ' to give immediate attention to the improvement of the militia system, the Governor has presented to them the French Question in some detail and in a martial and national spirit He deprecates war, but equally further negotiation or submit’ mission. Toast of the Hon. Judge Wayne, at the Wash ington celebration of the 8th instant: “Our Relations with France:—We must have justice or there w’ill be war,” A Remarkable Obituary.—With sorrow, yet not as those who have no hope, we transmit for record [says the Columbia (S. C.) Telegraph,] the death of a venerable father in the gospel, and soldier in the Revolutionary War,—Elder Elias Mitchel. of Union District, who died in a Preaching Stand, in the Brushy Fork Vicinity, in Chester District, S. C., on the 30th ult, about 84 years of age. The peculiar circumstantances of his death w’ere as follows:—Having appointed to preach , a Funeral Sermon on the day of his death, he 1 attended, expressing, in the morning, better ; health than usual. There being four or five candidates for Baptism, (after sermon,) he was asked in the morning if he felt able to adminis ter the ordinance, the water being cold. He re plied, he wished he had one hundred to baptize, if they were prepared. After ascending the stand, he gave out and raised his hymn, prayed, and while about to take his text, he paused, and observed he felt unwell, begged the indulgence of the congregation a few minutes, and while reclining back to take his seat, he sank down, and soon expired in the arms of one of his bre thren. SUPREME COURT UNITED STATES. Friday, January, 16, 1833. ! Present as yesterday. Balie Peylon. Esq. of Tennessee, William C. Preston Esq. of South Carolina, and J. B. An thony Esq. of Pennsylvania, were addmitted At torneys and Counsellors of this Court, j No. 21. Wm. Daldwell et al. appellants, vs. Paul Carrington etal. This cause was argued by Messrs. Loughborough, Bibb, and Hardin, I for the appellants, and by Mr. Jones for the ap pellees. i Adjourned till to-morrow 11 o’clock. i Election or Generals.—Col. Thos. H. Botts, of Fredericksburg, was, on Wednesday last, elected General of that Brigade—vice Dade, resigned,—by a majority of 5 votes, over Col. Jonathan Catlett Gibson, of Culpeper. Col. Samuel, of Caroline, was run, but dropped on the first ballot. On the second ballot there was a tie—and on the third, the vote stood Botts. Gibson. House 58 61 Senate 18 II 77 72 • On the 10th instant, the Legislature proceeded to the election of Brigadier Generals, in place of Gen. Hodges and Preston, resigned. In the place of the former, Col. Henry B. Woodward, of Princess Ann, was elected by a majority of 28 votes votes over Capt. John Capron, of Nor folk. In place of Gen. Preston, Major Peter C. Johnson was elected by a majority of 14 votes over Col. John B. Sharpe. BLANKS AND PAMPHLETS Executed with despatch at the Gazette Office.