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eit iftch araiory and arsenal, frera its as*
taouoluaent to tne end of tne said year. Also, an exhibit, in detail, of the expen sea of each armory and arsenal, for each year, from 1816 to 1821, inclusive showing n»st th« gross amount of mo ney expended at each within each year; second, the separate object to which the expenditure was applied, third, the contracts and purchases made at each, within each year, by whom and with whom—whether publicly or privately, with or without public notice—for what articles or materials—the amount of each contract for all purchases, and the amount given therefor; the names of all concerned as principals, agents, and securities; their place of residence, and the failures which may have occur red in any contract; fourth, the whole number of arms and equipments trans mitted to each state and territory in the X^nion, under the act of Congress for armiug the who!e body of the militia of the United States ; fifth, the whole number of cannon, arms, equipments, and munitions of war of every kind, distinguishing the different kinds, now belonging to the United States, and where placed ; sixth, the annual ex pence of transporting ordnance aid ord nance stores from the places at which they were made or purchased in the At lantic states, to the places at which they were to be delivered or used, in the western states or territories—specify ing the several descriptions of arms and munitions so transported, and the cost thereof where purchased. The whole eo arranged as to exhibit clearly the annual expenditure of the annual ap propriation for each specific object. On motion of Mr. Hemphill, the com mittee on Hoads and Csnals were dis charged from all petitions and other matters before them. ORDESOFTHE DAY. The house then went into a commit tee of the whole, Mr. Darhngton in the Chair, on hills from the Senate tor the relief of the legal representa tives of Joseph Hodgson, deceased, a hill for the relief of the sureties of Jo seph Petty pool; and a bill for the relief the legal representatives of Greenbury H. Murphy; which were respectively reported to the House, concurred in, and ordered for a third reading. The House again went into a commit tee of the whole, Mr. Coodict in the chair, on a bill for the relief of John CoiTee, a bill for the relief of the legal representatives of John Donnelson, Thomas Carle, snd others, and a bill explanatory of the act for the relief of James Leander Cathcart; which were fnne through with and reported to the louse The hill for the relief of John Donnel son gave rise to some debate. It wa9 ad vocated by Messrs Reid of Geo. and Ran kin, and opposed by Messrs. Tracy and Cocke; and, on motion of Mr. Taylor, it was laid on the table. The bill for the relief of John Coffee (making allowance for extra services ren dered as Surveyor General) was read the ihud time,an l was opposed hy Mr. Cocke; on whose motion, alter some opposition irom Mr. Moore of Alab. the bill was laid on the table. The bill for the rebel ofthe legal repre sentatives of Joseph Hodgson, was read the third time, and, after some remarks adverse to its passage by Mr. Cocke, and an unsuccessful motion by him to lay it on the table, the bill was passed without a division. The following bills from the Senate, heretofore considered in committee ofthe whole, and ordered to a third reading, Were severally re^d a third time, passed, and returned to the Senate. The bill for the relief of Joseph Petty-! pool; the bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Greenbury H Murphy; the bill explanatory to the act for (he relief of James L. Cathcart. The house then, on motion of Mr. Floyd took up, and read the third time, the bill from the Senate to repeal the Uth sec- j tion of the actofla^t session reducing the ' army; and; after an explanatory remark I from Vlr. F. as 10 the practical Operation Ot the rules ami regulations adopted hy the said 14th section, the hill was passed. The bill granting a trajt of land to Wil Jiam Conner and his wile and their chil dren, Mr. Nelson o! Va. io the chair, be ing under consideration in committee of the whole. Mr Hendricks briefly explained the nature of the claim, which originated in an indirect assurance, on the part of our agents in the treaty held at St. Ma ry's, of granting him the said land in consideration of his having used his in fluence to induce the ludians to agree to the treaty. Mr, Cocke opposed the claim on the ground that it was unjust to hold out a lure to those who have been adopted by the Indians to betray their nation. The sanction of the government ought not to be given to such conduct. It tarnished the honor, and derogated from the dig nity of this peonle to bribe individuals to betray the nation that had given them protection. The said bill, as also a bill for the re- j lief of Richard Matson, and a bill for the relief of Thomas Shields, were gone through with, and reported to the hOuse; where the two latter bills were concur red in, and, on the former, a debate a rose similar in its character and princi- j pie to that which took place in commit tee, in which Messrs. Rankin, Cocke, Ross, Cook, Hendricks and Vance, par ticipated; and after an ineffectual mo tion by Mr. Cocke to lay it on the table, the bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. Tilt folio wing message was received from th* President of the United State* which, with the accompanying docu ments, was ordered to be laid ou the ta ble: 1 transmit to Congreas translations •f two letters from Don Joaquin d’An duaga to the Secretary of State, which have been received it the Department of State, since my last message, commu nicating copies of his correspdndence with this government. JAMES MONROE. Washington, 6th May, 1822. The House then went into a Com mittee of the Whole, (Mr. 'V alrvorth in the chair.) on the bill from the Senate to provide for the collection of duties on import and tonnage in Florida, and for other purposes, and a bill further to es tablish the compensation of the collec tors of the customs, and to alter certain collection districts, and for other pur poses. Mr. Bassett moved an amendment to the second section of the bill, the pur por* of which was to leave Hampton, in Virginia, a pert of entry. The motion was advocated by the mover and IN r. H. Nelson, and opposed by Mr. Newton and Mr. Hill, and negatived—ayes 28, noes 66. _ Mr. Kent moved to strike out the words “by Nottingham, to the district of Annapolisand after a few remarks thereon bv Mr. Kent, Mr. Smith of Md. and M. Newton, of Va. the question was taken thereon and lost. Mr. H. Nelson observed that this was an important bill in relation to the re venue of the country -that it was diffi cult to retain a quorum in the Honseon the several questions proposed—and he therefore moved that the committee rise and report progress, which was agreed to—ayes 52, noes 50. The two former bills were concurrsd in, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, and the committee were refused leave to sit again on the latter bill. Mr. Bassett moved that the said bill be laid on the table, on which Mr. Hill called for the yeas and nays, which were thereupon ordered and the question was i decided in the negative—yeas 39, nays I 92, so the motion to lay the bill on the table did not prevail. Mr. A. Smyth called for the pre vious question, but the call wasnotsus tained by the House—yeas 52. nays 5 k The House then took into considera tion the various amendments proposed by the Committee on Commerce, Mr. Walworth moved to erase from those amendments the word Vermont, and Mr. Taylor proposed to stirikk out Champhin, from the operation of the said amendments, as recommended to the 8th section. The motion to strike out was opposed by Mr. Tomlinson and negatived. Mr. Cambreleog moved to strike out of the 9th section the words ‘‘New York.” Mr. C. remarked, that he con sidered any attempt to amend the bill hopeless; but he thought there were some very strong circumstances in faver of excepting the revenue officers of the Port of New York, from the geiiera! re duction now about to be made. No gen tleman would accuse him, (Mr. C.) of a disposition to oppose any bill tending judiciously and justly to retrench the expenses of government. He regretted that this bill had been kept back so long as to preclude debate. He would only detain the House a few moments. The salaries of these officers were regulated in 1790. and they have never been aug mented or diminished since; in 1802 they were limited as they now are; it would be recollected that this was during Mr. Jefferson’s administration. Mr. C.was not the eulogist of that or any other ad ministration, but he believed it had been properly deemed an economical admin stration. By loo x»ng to the history ofthe revenue of the Port of New York, it ap peared that in 1790, the amount of the revenue collected was d47O.000; at that time in the whole United St*tes> the re venue collected was little more than three millions. The revenue collected at the Port of New York last year, was __l . __ i % 1 1 * 1 .isuu.uuu, ana ne presumeu uiai uu* | ring the present year the revenue would j be'between 9 and 10 millions, oi* equal to the half of the whole revenue of the | United States He asked whether, un i der these circumstances, it was proper or just to reduce the salaries df these officers* There were no officer^ under the government who more faithfully earned their salaries—there wj»s no de partment of the government, Treasury. War, Navy, or State, with all their au ditors and clerks, which performed as j much labor as was executed at the cus tom-house at New York. As we had a few days since virtually rejected the bill reducing our own compensation, he ho ped the house would, for this seesion, at least, forbear to touch the salaries of of ticers whose labors and responsibility had so much increased in 30 yekrs. It was a mistaken policy to change the sa laries of revenue officers. Mr. Chambers again moved the pre vious question, which wa9 sustained by the House—veas 67, nays 46. Jt/r. Sergeant called for the yeas and nays, which were thereupon ordered. Mr. H. Nelson called for the reading of the bill but the Speaker decided that the reading, under the circumstances of the case. (.it having been read a first and second time ) could not be required. Mr Nelson appealed from the deci sion of the chair; which was affirmed_ ayes 103. noe« 9. The question. “Shall the main question be now put t” was theg taken by yeas and nays, and decided in the affirmative# ycas 85, nays 51. „ „ , .... The majn questiori, Shall the bill# with the amendments, be ordered for a third reading ? was then put# and it was carried m the affirmative. , On motion of Mi. Walworth, a recess was ordered until 6 o’clock* « evening sitting. Mr. Fuller moved a resolution calling for a copy of the letter ot Mr* Ru?9eII re ferred to in the message ot the President ot the United States of yesterday, together with such communications as may have been received on the subject from any o tber of the persons composing the mission to Ghent, which resolution, according to the rules of the House, lies on the table one day of course Mr. Sanders, from the committee ap pointed to inquire into certain alterations said to have been made in the rules and re gulations fur the government o! the array of the U. S. delivered in a report of some length, which concludes with a resolution directing the committee to be discharged from the further consideration ot the sub ject; which report was ordered to lie on the table. The following bills from the Senate; viz. A bill for the relief ot Richard Matson; A bill granting a tract of land to William Conner, his wife, and their children; A bill authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Thomas Shields; Were read a third time, passed, and re turned to the Senate. The hill further to establish the compen sation of iffiorsof the customs, and to al ter and establish certain collection districts was read a third time as amended in this Hou ♦ On »he passage of this bill, there arose a debate, in which Messrs. Nelson of Va. Cambreleng, Sergeant, and Wood, oppo sed the bill, and Messrs. Newton, Tomlin son# Sawyer, and Walworth supported the bill. The question was determined finally by yeas and nays bv a vote of 100 to 35. So the bill vras passed, and returned to the Senate for concunence in the amendments. Mr Trimble then moved to postpone the Orders of the Day, in order to take up the Message of the President returning the i bill tor erecting toll-gates on the Cumber j land Road, which motion was agreed to— | 75 to 46. So the House proceeded to the Consider ation of that subject* Mr, Bassett, with a view to such a con sideration of the subject as its importance appeared to him to require, moved to re fer the bill and objections to a committee of the whole; but the house refused to com mit the bill. Mr. Wright expressed in strong terms bis approbation ot the Message ol the Pre sident, particularly on the ground that, to impose a toll on this particular road, while other roads were tree, would be an un equal and oppressive tax. &c. He was however, in favor of keeping this road in repair at the expense of the United Ststes. The question was then taken, “Shall this bill pass, notwithstanding the objec tions of the President of the United States?’ and the vote was as follows: YEAS 68 BAYS 72 Two thirds of all the members being re quired ro carry this question, and a major ity having voted against it, it was ot course not carried; and the bill was rejected. A bill from the Senate to authorize the building of light bouses therein nanted, and for other puposes, was read a third time and sent to the Senate for concurrence in the amendments made thereto in this house The engrossed bill making further ap propriations for the military service ot the United States for the year 1822, having been returned to this house with sundry a mendments, whereof the fir9t was that the appropriation of d50,000 tor Fort Galhoun should not be understood as confirming the contract with Elijah Mix—and the said a mendment being under considaration— Mr. JFalworth moved that this House do disagree to the amendment of the Senate, This motion gave rise to a good deal of debate. Finally, the amendment was dis agreed to by a large majority; and the a mendment to the same bill, appropriating d90U0 for repairs of the Cumberland road, was also disagreed to* THE GAZETTE. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1822. 1 ■■■ ~~ ■■ Washington, May 9. The following appointments have been re cently made by the President of the Lnited States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate* Henry Dearborn, of Massachusetts, to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipo tentiary to the Kingdom of Portugal. Thomas L. L. Brent, to be Secretary of Li gation at the Court of Lisbon. John A. Appleton, to be Secretary of Lega tion at the Court of Madrid. James 7. Preston, Samuel R. Overton, and Nathaniel A. Ware, to be Commissioners for deciding upon land claims in the Territory of Florida. J. C. Bronaugk, Heni'y 31. Brackenridge, Richard Call, Edgar Macon, Edmund Law, Wm. 31. Gibson, Joseph 31. Hernandez, John Miller, Win. Beynolds, Thomas Lytle, Bernardo Sig >u, James K. Hanharh, and Joseph 31. White, to be members of the Legislative Coun cil in the Territory of Florida. Benjamin Robertson, of North Carolina, to be Marshal for West Florida. Gad Humphreys, to be Agent for the Indian tribes within the Territory of Florida. L/’wis Mark, of New York, to be Consul at Ostend, in the Netherlands. Joseph Elgar, to be Commissioner of the Public Buildings at Washington. The breaking up.—At length has terminated the first session of the seventeenth Congress. The Senate adjourned at a little after 2 o’clock yesterday, and the House of Representatives at a little past three. We have noticed the passage of all the act9 of the present session in their proper place. A correct list of them will be published as soon as it can be authentically arranged; and the acts at large will appear as fast as the copies are pre pared for the press. We shall take occasion, hereafer, to present oar views of the principal measures which kavfc. and these whiek hive net, been adopt ed at the present session, (t is only by a delib erate review of the incidents of the session, that a correct estimate can be formed of the merits of the present Congress. Such a view may be taken to more advantage a few days hence than now, for the same reason that the judgment of a man in the retirement of his closet, is more to be relied upon, than in the bustle of the court yard, or in the excitement of the hust ings, Nat. Int. An ingenious gentleman has communicated an important discovery in the Encyclopaedia, viz. that ninety million of mites' eggs amount exactly to the size of one pigeon's egg* Capt. James Renshawis, we understand, ap pointed to the command of the corvette John Adams, iiow fitting out at Norfolk.—Was Gaz. Philadelphia, May 6. Ireland_The brig Vigilant, in 32 days from Sligo, arrived yesterday at New York, bring ing Belfast papers co the 30th of March* The Limerick Journals say that the preceding week nine men had been flogged by the agita tors in the county, one house burned, and some cattle and sheep destroyed. Sixteen men had been capitally convicted, one of them executed, and the others certainly would share the same fate. New York flaxseed was celling at 3 pounds 2 shillings and sixpence to 3 pounds 5 shillings It Belfast in hogsheads. Brazil.—The brig Robert, at Baltimore from Rio, brings letters to March 2, stating that Brazil is tranquil, no cause of disquietude existing at present. The bank at Rio stands well, commercial confidence leviving, and bu siness improving. Shipwrecks_A severe gale occurred in the Texel early in March. The ship Massachu setts, from Charleston for Hamburg, with afull cargo of rice and cotton, was shipwrecked and lost in the Texel on the 10th of March The captain and all hands were saved. The ship Ledaof Baltimore went ashore, and was after wards condemned and sold. The ships Wil liam Penn and Florida also suffered, but would be saved. A number of Dutch and English vessels were shipwrecked. The brig Martha of New Yoik went ashore, and would probably be lost The brig Swan of Newburyport was totally lost. MARINE COURT, APRIL 21. Late vs. Cartwright. Interesting decisions as to the captain’s right on board a merchantman to chastise his sea men ; also, of the mate on board the same, and when and how he may exercise that right. This was an action of an assatilt and battiry, alledged to have been committed by captain Cartwright the defendant, master of the ship South Carolina Packet, recently from St Croix, upon Laye the plaintiff, who was steward of the ship. It appeared in testimony, that on the out ward voyage the cook was sick, and Laye, being the stewar , wa9 next in order as signed by the captain to act in his place. One morning he spoiled the breakfast by his slovenly cookery ; burn*, the rice, so that it was not eatable; and boiled the mackerel and potatoes together in dirty water and in a dirty kettle which had not been cleaned after the preceding .day's cookery The captain for his punishment lashed him up by his thumbs to the main shround, and there kept him about two hours. Finny, the first witness, made out the punishment to be severe and cruel ; he said (he plaintiff could not stand fairly upon bis feet, and was so far suspended by his thumbs, that when taKen down they were swollen to that degree he could not use them, inconsequence ol the severe in fliction. The exact truth of the case, however, seemed to be that the plain tiff was not so tightly bound by the thumbs as to occasion any great degree of pain ; and could stamf perfectly upright and free upon his feet ; and that none of the crew beard any complaint trom him whatever, after he was let down, the single witness aforesaid only excepted. It was also alledged, that the captain committed another assault and battery on the plain tiff on the return voyage. ! fcDWAVD nuRR, i^sq. conaucieu me ue fenee, and summed up to the jury in a handsome style for captain Cartwright.— Mr. Rose addressed the jury on the part of the plaintiff. Mr Justice Swanton, who presided at the trial, then proceeded to recapitulate the testimony, and to charge the jury upon the law of the case. The questions to be settled by the jury, his honor remarked, were, first, whether the chastisement which the captain inflict ed was unnecessarily severe and dispro portionate to the offence. That the cap tain of a vessel had a right to inflict chas tisement on one oj his crew when the con duct and due management of the vessel rendered it necessary, Was not to be ques tioned, and it would appear that in the present case the conduct of the steward was reprehensible and justified some chas tisement. It was in evidence that the steward of a vessel was bound, when call ed upon by the captain in case of necess ity, such a9 sickness and the like, to per form the duties of the cook* and so, next to him, in case of necessity, one of the crew, or the crew in rotation The steward here had certainly not done his duty, and the captain, as he bad a right to do. tied him up by the thumbs to pun ish him. If, however* the punishment was exce*-ive the jury mu«t find a verdict against the captain. It bad also been proved that the captain on a certain oc casion had kicked the plaintiff after be had ordered him, and while be was going down the companion way; but it appear ed, moreover, that as he was going down the plaintiff loitered Stalked back to the captain On this latter point, it might be doubtful whether the plaintiff should not recover, as the kicking, if they believed the witness, did not appear to be necessa ry; but the jury must decide according to their own view of the case. The jury retired about twenty minutes, and return ed with a verdict of not guilty. Another cause then came on of the same plaintiff against ^Thomas Roland, the mate, also for assault and battery and in volved still nieer points of law. Lave, in this case, alledged that the de* fer.dant had in several instances during the voyage violently (beaten him. There was no testimony that Roland the mate had struck him, in three several instances; aHd had there keen an contradictory testi mo«y, «r had th* jury placed (b« ci.n rehance on the plaintir* wiwlwl verdict for a considerable amount 1 have been founder the plaintiff be bad been struck by the mate tber, ^ no question; and the point oftaw was, whether the mate under thecit* stances bad a right to chastise him Mr. Rose, tor the plaintiff, cont^ , strenuously, that the mate had ner right, in any circumstances whate?*?* strike a band at alt; but must in all c of his misconduct report him to the^ tain, who might chastise him, if the • cumstances of the case demanded duiw ment. ^ n,’“ Mr. Burr on the other band, com l ded, and the court charged the jurv? cordingly, that there certainly were? cumstances in which the mate was ju? fied »n striking a band, to enforce o(J% eiice. For instance, when the captain*1* sick or on shore, and it was necessary^ the mate io compel home duty to be doS immediately. In such cases it wouldt justifiable. So, even it the captain J on board and the mate superintending! deck, and some necessary duly on the salvation of the ship depended be done instantly. There the mate 11 j ( have a right to compel instant obedient by blows. Generally however, his h.J, remarked, that when the mate might bail time, without danger to the vessel, to r* port the delinquent or disobedient man the captain, that be might deal with f.j,! he would not be justified in inflicting p^' isbment himself. The jury alter about half an hour's absence came in with t£ verdict of six cents damages for the olajvl tiff, and costs. The details of the testimony in the fore.• going cases are not particularly given. j due understanding of the points ot In/ involved, i? all that is considered of es.*** ' tul importance- Many have been of opj.| nion, that a master ot a merchant ves,|' has no right in any case to flog a hand eg board; and that the mate certainly p.v,, could exercise such an authority Tti law on these points, however, wil |* found correctly given as above; and wfcr It is added, that the able counsel tor the i plaintiff himself conceded that such mu the law, and did not for a moment atti-irr: to contest it, so far at least as »egard>th captain of a vessel, the public may luof^ upon the opinions ot the cour in 1.4/ two cases as above expressed, a« speakii* ttie law ol the land with entire ro t tnesf'j LATEST FROM EUROPE. 1 The fast sailing ship Louisa, capt. Sni'*. arrived yesterday from Amsterdam. Skg sailed from the Texel fin the 5th ui. anijii capt. S. inlorms that letters had bees r-J ceived at the Heliler, from Amsterdam, -| ted the 1st, which sta ed it was urrnt,*^ reported there that Russia bad declirei| war against Turkey. ■ | Capt. Smith has furnished us with a li-tU of American vessels lost and d maped is? the Texel during the month of Majdjf We have previously had an account ofjS| of them through Lloyd’s List, except tkitn of the brig Swan, of Newburyport, nbiri is more particularly noticed under our u rine bead. One fact is worthy of remark, that every chain cable in the roads parted James G. Clark and Wm, A. Semootoo, late officers of the ship Massachusetts Melius, which was cast away on the J0!) March, on Texel Island, have come bofe in the Louisa- They have furnished iy^ statement tor publication, by which it ap-j pears that she sailed from Charleston «n the IOth Feb. with a full cargo, consisting j of 100 tierces rice, 20 bales cotton, and !g bales skins. She took a pilot on the 8tl; i.i ofl Dungeness, to carry her over the Norths Sea 10 the river Elbe. On the IOth disco- s ve/ed breakers to the southward all hand were called, but before they could get -t deck the ship struck. -The crew all too*• to the boats, and with the assistance c , some fishing smacks were a I saw*n There were only six bales of cotton aci-f one bale of skins saved. Extract of a letter of 30 th March, from merchant in Liverpool, connected > one oj the most respectable commercial teg tablishments in London. , # “I enclosed memorandum of what is w, supposed protecting duties in favor d the British North American provinces,cB the contemplated opening ot the Weitfe dia Islands to jour commerce, wbicM. now beyond a doubt—it may be useful w^ you perhaps, as it is not generally knows-Jl Flour per bbl. 6s 8d currency; brer j per 100 lb. 3s 4d; meal 3s 4d; beans i® 3 peas 3s 4d, rye and grain 3s 4d; rice Pe a 100 lbs 3s 4d shingles or Boston cbjp*®® J exceeding 12 in. 6s 8d; above 12 in. '*3 4d. red oak staves per M 20s; white J I6s; white or yellow pine boards per 'jj feet 20s* Fish—Dry Codding or scale D B per lOOlbs 2s sterling; herring or sbau r-B bbl 2s; Mackerel 3s; salmon per bbl.oN'H gallons 4s Live Stock on value lu Pf,H cent. Fitch Fine pep M. 30scurrency;*"® other lumber 30s._ m MARINE LIST, jj; PORT OP ALEXjAJjDjl^; COPIED FROM THE READING-ROOM®^^ ARRIVED—MAT 9. . Sloop Regulator, Chadwick, N«* Schr. Albee. Allen, Providence. R1, Sloop Armada, Kirtlaodi New i of» Schr. Hilan, Morgan, Pbiladelpni*»_ - Sally, Smith, Providence. Steam boat Potomac, Middleton,N® Schr. Wesley, Romney, St. Augus Ship Ulysses, Rose, Charleston. Brig Elizabeth Sturges, from G o town for Cadiz, passed down. May 10—Arrived, Brie Resolutionriuckett, St. Tbo * Schr. Susannah, Stephens, Darien* - Hero, Bears* Boston, — Cent, Hallett, do -Mary, Jones, Newburypor* SAILED, Schr. Dollar, Mayo, Halifax* Brig Olive, Lincoln, City pc* The Pair Trader, Fletcher. Liverpool on the7fi* of4Pn^ " this pert.