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We seldom publish any thing bordering ous
on improbabilities, nor should we give the
following, if it were not for the opportuni-ning
ty we shall have in stating the refutation,
shotfld it prove to be an imposition. There
no doubt but General Ev P ans,the nai ra- toms
tor of the circumstances, believe them to
be true. The wonderful appearances oc
curving in open day-light, leave little room at
to suspect any one, yet it is possible that the
th^sdrlma'v possess skill sufficient to im
pose" on an'unsuspecting family, as well
as the numerous visitors .—Kentucky da
From the Evansville Gazette
The foUowing singular relation of facts the
i ne toliowing singular reiauon oiiaci:
Diuty ol ine writer, we consmer ma si»
ments entitled to the fullest credt.
by Doctor Thompson and several other
o-pnilempn of hio-h resner.tahillitv. that a
yo un <. orphan girl, agJ 12 or 13 years, re
freely from the pores of the skin of her left
cheek from a space considerably larger
than a dollar; that it continued in this A1
way until the evening of the 11th inst..evening
when it ceased ; that on the morning ol
the 12th a large drop of black blood, the
size of a large bean, suddenly emitted
cheek below the eve, to which
, G u .
attached sundry hbres, tendons, or K
something which resembled the legs uf a
large spider, which leg 9 or fibres appeared
to possess lire, by their manner of con- |
trading and extending themselves, some- J
thing similar to the legs of a spider ; that
shortly afterwards a lump of pure dean
flesh, about the size of a large pea, sud
denly emitted from the same place, and in
a few minutes a solid firm piece of bone,
near one fourth of an inch square, sudden- t
ly proceeded from the same place, and j
thatno hole, opening, or appearance from
whence those substances emitted, could
possibly be discovered by the strictest
scrutiny; that the girl remained in perfect
health, entirely free from the most distant
symptoms of pain or soreness; and that no
change of colour or other singularappear
ance, manifested themselves at that part
of the face more than any other part. Thus
I have given, as briefly as possible, a his
tory of the facts as related^ to me by Dr.
from her
tory of the facts as related^ to me by i ed
Thompson and others, on my arrival at ]oth,
Princeton. Dr. Thompson shewed me at fil . m
the same time sundry pieces of bone and tbe
lumps of flesh, which he ha,! removed trom tain
her face with his own hand. Notwith- Holy
standing the confidence which I lelt my- , nE ,
self bound to place in the statement of vi B
those gentlemen, I could not persuade 'j'
even cr°edulity itselfto yield belief to their t „
statements, in the fulness of her extent; or (ion
at least 1 believed, that could I witness the this
fticf8 myself, I could discover some hole, 0 f
opening, or appearance, from whence those pearis
bones and lumps offlesh proceeded. Rut 1
judge of my sunrise ! o£ the „ext morn- Auit
ing I made a visit for tins purpose, in com- ma
pwy with Gen. John Neely and Doctor
Thompson, and soon found myself bound the
to assent to the truth of tacts which puts ; n
even credulity itself to the blush. We ar- <)f
i ived at the house of Judge Prince at half sta
jinst 9 o'clock A. M. and were inlormed rles
by Mrs. Prince, that nothing of the kindL,
bad made its appearance since sun set thel""
evening beforefVe girl appeared in pcr-| cn
lect health, quite cheerful, and purhuing'h er
her ordinary occupation; 1 examined her did
closely; but could discover nothing unu
sual in any part of her face. She is a hand-with
some smooth skinned, plump face girl, of]
an agreeable and expressive countenance,
After waiting half an hour, I was about tbe
to depart, presuming that nothing ol the
bind would again appear, when suddenly. ratp
tbe girl who was walking on the floor,
turned around with a smile, when I disco- n ,;|
vered a lump of something like black blood
about as thick and nearly as black as tar,
liear the size of a cherry, just below the
inner corner of her lelt eye, which I in- f m
stantlv removed, and founeï the ikinunder-l! 0
ueath perfectly clean, smooth and solid.]
lining assured' by Mrs. Prince that in a L
few minutes a lump ot flesh, and soon alterL
a bone would follow, we caused her to sit
down, and examined the place with the
nicest scrutiny, but no hole or aperture
could be discovered; in precisely sixteen ii.
minutes, a lump of clean flesh without any! c(
fta .i« of . large bean, which Gen. Neely
instantly removed when no hole or aper
in the skin could be discovered. l„ l
six minutes afterwards a solid piece oil
bone, near one eighth of an inch square,;
■suddenly made its appearance at the
which being instantly removed, no
aperture in the skin could be dis-ma,
covered. Precisely fourteen minutes
terwards, a lump "of clean flesh, as
as the end of a man's little finger to
first joint, suddenly appeared at the same
pfuce and in eight minutes afterwards a
solid piece of bone, as thick, and about ball
the length and width of a large grain ul
corn, when the nicest scrutiny could noi
discern any open»n ,r or appearance of any
rperture from whence those bones and
lumps of fle-h proceeded. During
time Judge Emmer son came in, and
nessed the foregoing fact9 with equal sur-!at
m ise. In this vvav it has continued up
the present time ; at intervals of from live
* 0 1 wen tv minutes- lumps of dean flesh.
e or
, ...
sometimes an inch in length, and as thick
as a man's little linger, and bones ol van
ous sizes, one of which ! am credibly in
formed, dropped from her face on the eve
of the 15th instant as large as a well
grown grain of corn. 1 he girl remains in
perfect health, free from the any symp
toms of pain, either in the part effected or
otherwise. She is only sensible of a slight nr
degree of twitching or tickling in the flesh,
at the instant those emissions take place;
the colour of the skin at the place is not
changed, nor can auy appearance of a sin- der
gular kind whatever be observed. Bu :a
most inexplicable mystery is, that the
quickness of vision, or in other words, the ,t
powers of discernment, cannot discover
the commencement of those emissions ol
„ , The first thing the eye can the
instantlv removed, the skin umler
Jem* ,nd as free from any
- - -
Evansville, Ind, Nov. 17, 1823.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20.
The regular picket ship London, Capt.
A1 | ylli arr D i ve d at this port on Thursday r
inst..evening from London. The editorsofthe a
Gazette are ' indebted*to Capt. A. for ^n*|'J[|*'®*
don papers to the evening ol 10 th ult. winch
cont aiA Paris dates to the 9th, and Mad
rid to the ^d It will be seen by extracts P
rm to ine _o. ni c y
or K , ven be low, that a number of vessels of,
a U of the largest class, were fitting
som e with troops on board.—On this sub- c
| ect . the British Traveller of the 10th ob-|
J serv . e9 , »Whatever be the real intention!
,,f France and Spain as to South America,
public „pinion here, ascribes the equip
mcnts j n our ports, as indicating a con
in sciuus necessity of being prepared against
anv suddcn operation in that quarter 0 f
t ba world.—The insurrection in bemeraraK
j s w | l0 ||y suppressed, and the force alrea
dy in the West Indies may be pronounced
fully competent to the suppression of any
attempt on the part of the black pi,pula-*?•
tl0n . Fresh ships and troops are
Gandin" under orders for the West In
no jj e9f This morning it was currently re
ported in the city that several regiments,
„f troops were under orders for embarks
tion -
his- In addition to the above we have quo
Dr. i ed s0 ,ne remarks from the Courier ot the
at ]oth, which, in our opinion, tend to con
fil . m the prevailing opinion, on this side of
tbe water, that the policy of Great llri- moment
tain will be, to oppose any attempts of the de P
Holy Alliance, ti?assist Spain in regain
nE , possession of the South American Pro- ^®
vi B c H es . we
'j' be accounts from Constantinople are |! ca
t „ the ,oth of Oct. The pacific disposi- does
(ion of the Ottoman Porte, has caused in
this city a remarkable activity. Liberty >c
0 f commerce, and privileges to the Euro*
pearis have B ' ain b Ln granted. I'. e,,n
1 T he interview of the two Emperors (of rl « a
Auit ,-ia and Russia) at CzernLi.z, has -J a
ma de great impression oil the Divan.
The last letter, from Greece state, that VV
the fl eet 0 f the Captain Pacha, has arrived ^"»*
; n tbe Dardanelles, and gone into the port ,
<)f Constantinople. The above letters also ?» d
sta ted, that the movements of the Janissa- iai '
rles cause exceeding alarm to the Gov- '
' nt °
thel"" uUc of Brunswick made a public » ot
cn iji n to Brunswick on the 2Uth
er |f c was re oeived in the most «pieu- /' *
did and cor dial manner. Mr. Wi mer
J^X cldel 1 magistrate, presented him
the keys of the city. best
lt j s said that the Ring of Spain has
dismissed above 20» persons belonging to 01 »
tbe Palace, because they had some consti
tlltiona i i deaa which he would not tole
ratp P ass
The Kin«* of Spain, with the Royal F a .
n ,;| v an ived at Aldea del Rio on the 29tli the
T& t ' b 'r ul
Brigadier Laguna, by order of his t , l ! e
Caîhoüc Majestyt îouk possession of the d
f m tre S s of Badaioz on the 29th of Octo- ba
0 ., 688 ut UaUa J 0Z ° n old
A ll the Constitutional Chiefs in Estra-p 1 "»
a L a du™have mwU their submission, with!»»
)p pxcp t j nn () f tbe Empecinado.
The lluked'Angouleme arrived at Mad-j»»
i, t ( Hast month. We
Vh e cor vention for the occupation 0 f
ii. irce | on , Tarragona anil Host.ilrich was
c( ; nclucle( V at Sar ? ia on the 1st ult and ra-|
. S'„o e^ion of ibJ'o „i.ee. ÏÎ"
, ... *
l„ l « e MU.
oil MADRID, Oct. 25.
Ferdinand still so far depends on his re
samejsources that he has already given orders ol
no to send to the Havanna, and then to Li-|thc
dis-ma, the poor remains of the Spanish .Navy
af-jeonsisting of the Asia ship of the line, two
large|liigates, a corvette and two brigs. This
thelexpedition will be seconded by some
same French vessels, which will join it in Ame-tide
a rica. It is also alhrincd tiiat the Freltchican
ball commerce will enjoy henceforth, at the,
ul Havanna, and in the colonies which
noi not yet independent, several important.fencc
any privileges. Xhc journey of his Royal
and Highness to Madrid, preceded by
thblHead Quarters, is an indication of the
wit-!turn of part of the army to France, which,
sur-!at the same time, will scour the provinces
tojof Alicant, Carthagena, Valencia and Ar
live wagon, on the one side, and Andalusia, La
flesh. Mancha and Castille, on the other.
„ r n,„, it* nf JV'ni) 10 Hie
From the London tout ter of JS .
It seems strange that any person should
view our sentiments upon the '-outn Aine
rtcan States as breathing either war or oe
nance. It hi i poUcj upo.i wine!i we cun
tend, other European powers have no
right to interfere with us—nor do we pre
tend to interfere with them.— 1 hey may f or
nr may not acknowledge and treat with
those states ;—that ts their business. lort
they cannot justly complain of our exerc -
,mg the same privilege. And * 1 T
der to clear away the ground of some ob- „f
jcct.ons tha have been urged,,w«| must^de
„re the public to bear this !» "' ™*'
,t is not the case of an incipient insurrcc- on
non of the colonies against the parent 74,
,taie-that it is not a struggle in which
the power of one side is balanced by the
weight. It bears no resemblance to the a t
case of our American colonies, when
respective institutions, nm ' *
sovereignty over them then we had ove,
France, though we continued to bear the 1S
ment by Spain is not worth a
L, 'g ,a ""~ al1 ®" 0 »' e ® ar ® ".ÿ
r «gn 9ta «»•. the moment in wnicn u.cy
a 'V 0 *® ® ir ^Vof alT'reatwns be
^n*|'J[|*'®* ^ ®l**r** t | tjL
Ç-iuse the lou • k, dJ 11
the,r enjoyment uf i ottef '""j 11
P am,t s,ate -. " ,en 'he col »nies cease to
rUvant protection they are no longer bound
of, > " . „ f . nrw , • f. ,. n . ,,r ,,
c . s cas p s . " t Ï
ob-| ev ! dcnc ? m , r, S» t - >rh«
1 '•» « wlxat we wish to lay down.. Hie
' Enoses free anVimfenenilent States, f
and purposes Iree and uidependent h a es
Wlt " wtl i c| i any ottier Jstau. »»»
negociate, and form alliances, withoutany
0 f Violation of treaty or good faith towards
Other_Powe r „ .
Hut it is said, Spainhas not acknowled*
ed their independence,and there 1 line >ou
any are e'J l,f y ü [ au attack upon hei-sovereign
pi,pula-*?• Indeed. Let us see the absurdity;toj„
notwith-this position would lead, f ne
In- i , , t ! u , th American States might have esta
re- hlished, as the) îîlv ^» 1 ie, . r . 1I !J e P er J' Pr J. ce
,m g it lave ex< rcisei a ie ae 9 ? , a
' over etgn an m ep c p 1 r .
have e »^« d l " » ".ï™ n
quo- ca r ® *°. ,, , . ' t j* ,
the w<1 » 1 n(> 0 a |
con- an J ac .| ca cu 'e. 1 *,, P tn r,. r
of authority over the States, or to arrest for a
llri- moment the march and exercise of their n
the de P eadence y na ?' ,n, B. rc '» 1 . ; I
•"«'«<* ^
•"«'«<* ^
edt f alfintercourae ail poli
are to lefuse all intercou se, all p«,n |
ca * re a 10118 wl 1 e p m ,i. p 1 ll((pr absur d'
does » üt '! ver y one see ' l ' e „ ' " " r '
°^. su . c | > rea:,0nln o) 1 re s °i o 1
nf . rnnn .,. PKa n f Fun,
1 L ' . , j t i t n f tho Amc
e,,n P?"'™. 1 " " wVîhoï Id £ tt see
« a " , , , ,Ll r Z
-J a |-rt of a f^tdr denb^h^ü
... rprtiin tract of runntrv some
VV h ? "f mi "s distant from Fun ne
^"»* a '. ds [ . ,_ 0 0()0 | p UPS '
, S , ôf 'seventeen miiüons'
d a l0 ^, U "Î ,°? h lt "^hv
iai ' ' " •"Vn titiltions and will no longer
' ! .® . î fwhich thev do
continue in dependence («Inch they do
ot Wnnt am ' W, " ch ' S T JUr,ÜU8 ot ^' r
o^Octe.^^Ke* XSl
/' * , t L \Vf»°1l»e Powers of Furone
inhab,ta » t fWe, the 1 owei« ot Europe,
.MemW« 1 m Congro deyise the
best means ot put b .
01 » 1 '"'® tl f p
L * "^,. n nrotncol tnultinlv con'
P ass l» r *»tocol upon protocol, multiply con
lerence upon conference, but what would
the seventeen million» o îe o her su e
ul tilC AtlanUC Say ' rn . eanaw ? uld
t , l ! e L : un ( f, l ' e . s . s P os3e8s 0 enfoicing their c
d '^? To frame rosol»t,on, wh„ch jto.
ba y e »» mI?a 19 ! e f ec t ' t , l USe i at
old proverb "to shew your teeth wl.en
1 "» caI,n,lt Gite' w, in priva e concerns,
1 a ver .- v " ,S - f""' 7 ,n PV bllc
.matters, in the intei couse e ween nations,
1 on .^ »Re. but positive; v angerous.
We th,nk th , e ""Vf* P ," WerS W '
pause he ure they hold any such congress ;
w ^ et ÎCr 1 ° r n<> *' ) Ve S ii a . n . el '
be | continental
ÏÎ" 1 » «* «** bl,t •» "" »—«•,
jibe Americen states have achieved their
leiuaiicipation—achieved it by their own!
jetfurts, without foreign aid, foreign coun- 1
cils, or foreign encouragement. We, who,
ol all nations, could have rendered them
Li-|thc most powerful assistance, did not,
through our government, express even a
wish in their, favour. lliey fought the
fight, they gained the victory, without us.
Their independence is established—the
Ame-tide cannot be rolled back. The Ameri
states arc free sovereign states, with
which any nation is at liberty to treat,
arelwithout affording any just grounds of of
or complaint to any other power..
\N e have sent Consuls anil Cominis
his.sioners ; other powers may, and probably
re-will, do the same. We call this step a de
facto acknowledgment of the sovereignty
of the American states—and we may ex
pect further, that a higher diplomatic cha
La ractcr will either be sent out, or that some|in
ionc of the commissioners has,or will
Hie nower of taking upon himself that
P ^ goon a * the different Consuls uf
^ ^ tlieir reports upon the situation
)ee ' Un , rs ,,f the states to which they
been B reS pectrully sent.
P 1R '. Q , d to
The Cambridge 8 ■ , his
f or active service, intended !
men. It ® " "
lort the South A . a |,J
The Windsor Castle, cf 8Cgun* , also
ordered ün „ ! *h^s» creï lms beeù turned
„f the Genoa, whose c ew has been tu, ne.l
over to just embarked
he 2th regim-nJ"" t| ? e g„ nerb
on board the Ganges, 80 . an'' the hupei b
74, for fo, ' el k:» se f vl «' tpd ?v the
towed out of the harbour yesterd y by the
knig's steam vessel Comet. Urdeis lor
a t Chatham, are ready lor Commission. .
A party of 250 royal marinen are order
Ij0 „, understand' it ur
Fofnr Expedition —We understamll it
1S in t |, e contemplation ot the Admiralty
eastward. Capt, Parry is again to take ,
the command . __
tjL J* nî^ci'* ^!îîî
11 "" S lil,allt and unfortunate I atimt has!
jhee' 1 put to death His tna is said to
)|avp ,, c ,. as , oliP( ] „„portant debates at
vimlricl on the o?th October He refused
,, Ma,,r,u on lne ~ '» ^|ct»oer. ne reiuseu
. ag'itinbled. a
After the indictment had been read, it was
decided that he should be specially judged
ag ||e|J#t 0 f tbe Cortes, lor having voted
f ''" transl,!rr,n S t0 Cad . ,z, | l,
at t 0I .„ e y contended that he could only be
tried by a military commission. Every
[dpa in bls f avour was disregarded. I.t
|iad , de t er „ lin ed by the
of Ferdinand, who now rules Spain
W|th a ro d of iron, that thisvirtuousindi
vldua | shoultl permli by an ignominious
deatl |, fo ,. having dared to question the
divine right ,. of kings to tyrannize over
ne lhe human race. The following are the
on | y p a ,. t j,. u | arB which have transpired ot
ce jthis sanguinary act :
a The schooner Imperial arrived at New
. lYorkon Friday evening last, from Cadiz,
n brought Gibraltar papers to the 18th ult.
'containing the following extracts from
| Mad rid papers, announcing the legalized
murder of the brave Spanish patriot Ri
a 8
. _
of- lrom j Venin S loat -
Ttio ue Janeiro papers to the 1/thOcto
her state that the Brazilian Congress was
de then engaged in discussing thedralt of a
Constitution, in which the purest princi
ex- pies of liberty were recognized. Several
cha- new papers have lately been established
some|in Brazil, all of which maintain a free and
have.dindependent tone, and scorn the idea of a
Nnvpmhrr fi ting
, , , 1 .? en
I lug «lay, at noon, the ordinary puniâh
meut of hanging was inflicted on the per
sou of I). Stinte I del RiegO. The public
that hold his crimes in such ileteMution,
, , .. . 4 i * for
has shown, on this occasion, that it can HJ ,
distinguish between the crime and the
criminal ; tor not the least insult was ol
MADRID, Nov. 5.
The second hall of the Alcades de la
Real Casa y Coste, has pronounced the
following sentence—
" D. Rafael del Riego is condemned to
the ordinary punishment of hanging, and
he shall be drawn on a hurdle to the place
of execution—his property shall be confis
cated, and he shall pay the costs of suit.''
By virtue of this sentence, the prisonsr
was placed in cajnlla (seclusion) at ten
o'clock this morning.
fered to him, by the immense crowd that
filled the streets through which he passed ;"''
and it was only at the moment of execu
tion that the cry of long live the absolute
King was heard. Madrid Gaz.
The execution of Riego is an event, we
believe, without a parallel in modern his
tutes the singularity, and the atrocity on
the part of the present Spanish government
is, that Riego lias acted all along up to the
time of his capture, under the authority of
the country—the very government under
which the King himself acted during the
same period. Spain had no other govern
ment at the time. The mock Regency es
tablished by the Duke d'Angoulenie, was
not clothed with the least authority deri
ved either from the people or the laws or
usages of Spain. The evidence of this fact
is drawn from their own declarations when
they were called upon by the Duke to no
minate fit persons for the purpose. They
replied that the case was not provided for
in the old laws of the kingdom, and per
emptorily declined the act.
then appointed a Regency of his own
Now against this spurious government,
treason could not be committed, because
it had no legitimate authority. The king
from the first, acknowledged the constitu
tion; he solemnly swore to observe it—he
acted under it for three years.
Riego acknowledged his authority, and
acted under his orders;—and vet he has
been brought to an ignominious death on a
charge of treason, when they were both
engaged in the same cause.
He has been tried anil hung as a
The circumstance which consti
The Duke
cLa-Te-annexation 1» Portugal. 1'he Minister
uf that Court, who lately arrived at Uio,! e
Janeiro with information that the consti
tutional system had been put down »t
home, and urged a renewal of the alle»',,
ance of Brazil, was not at first permitted
to land, but on its being represented that
his health was so precarious it would en.
,lan S er hi » ,ife to remain on board, hew ai
allowed to go on shore, where a guard
was placed over him, and orders given |j V
^ ^ |)ergH|18i rxcc|)t b his J
vants. should be allowed to communicate
^ hin , „ ig a | roady klluwn , that tfc J
government refused to enter on any ne gu .
elation unless the independence of Brazil
wag acknovv , edged _ a |, tlle Brazilian,
were 01 <>» e mind on that hea,] - a » d "what.
. ht be the fate of Fort a|
| ot was unchangeable Th..
zt äs
. .. , reC oenize without dolav it,,
ur ' '•'he Brazilian writers in the newspv
nprg treat tha |etter of the PortueuL I
Minister of State, as affording abundant!
,- pnd their rights with arms against aj.
grassion from whatever quarter.
Cur,co. papers Û the 16.U of November #.
ceivt . d 8t New Yor k, contain ptrucuUriccoimti
oHh e »«ackon Porto Csbello. wl.icli is
have been a onlhant affair. Allthe small vc wi
111 P l,rt were lakcn, and their commander, mide
.i T1 rri _ , e n ,vlen. which served«,
a p 0n ^ 00n waS gct fire too, by the vanquished,—
The account* state that the proud fortress of Sf.
Felipe censed firing a, soon as the pmic of tho
victor,ocs jw.n,- w..i hewd to»«|ste,t.«
'*!miHeratde ,'urîivors opened term» ot capit.ilrtira
tQ „, e UuUinibian Tlle p r i n ^ ip d pjr ,
the Spaoisl, army were in the city at the ti™
of the assault, the whole of which, or nearly .11,
spiritualIs âmo,^ tile pr"
a "»*i.n.. General Calzada „ among ,he P n
The Spanish government of Porto Rico lias ij.
sued u decree uflering an asylum to the Spaniard*
who have been expelled from the Colombian ter*
Several vessels were loaded at Curacoa waiting
the olficial receipt of the capture of Portu O
bello, for which place they were destined.
of a
^Kiohtkenth Congress.]
Mondât, December 15,1823- ■
Mr. Paubot offered the following resolution, H
which was read* and laid over for consideration : I
Resolved, That the Committee on Nival at- ■
Fairs be instructed to enquire into the expt&wfl
cy of authorizing an additional number of sioopiH
of war to he built and equipped for the service of ■
the United States. L
In pursuance to previous notice, Mr. HayneB
rose to ask leave to ofler a resolution to propose I
to the Legislatures of the several States, an a* H
mend ment to the Constitution of the United I
States, so as to provide for the election of Pre-H
aident and Vice President by the Electors, and to I
prevent the election from devolving, in any event, ■
upon the House of Representatives. After set- H
ting forth at some length the merits of the reso*B
lution, leave was granted; and being read, wa*or-1
(lerC(l to be p r j nle a M
The resolution oUered by Mr. Barbour, some I
days since, in relation to certain claims of iliel
V.rgim* upon tl,c general G(.vernrn»,it|
for moneys advanced during the late War, unm
HJ , ain cal |'j and a|;rced b t0 . ■
a similar resolution, offered by Mr. Lloyd uf■
viurylaml, in belialf of that. State, (for advance
read and lid
made during the late War, was
;"'' cr for consideration,
Tuesday, December 16,1823.
The following resolotlons were offered, rent,
and laid over for consideration :
Hy Mr D'VVolf:
Resolved, That the Committee on Commerc«
and Manufactures be instructed to inquire into the
expediency of allowing drawback on all article!
of Domestic manufacture, the raw material -
which is of foreign growth; with leave to report
by bill or otherwise.
Ry Mr. Eaton :
Resolved, That the Judiciary Committee i» 1
quire if any, and what amendments may be ne
cessary to an Act, entitled "An act, relative M
the election of a i'rcsidcnt and Vice President oi
the United States, and declaring the officer*! 11
shall act as President, in case of vacancies in the
offices of both President and Vice President,
passed the 1st of March, 1792.
The resolution submitted yesterday by Nr.
Parrot, instructing an inquiry into the expedien
cy of authorizing an additional number of sloop»
of war to be built, was again read and adopted
'WanNEsniY, December 17.
Mr. Riiggles, from the committee on Claitn!,
reported tiie bill for the relief of Daniel D. Tonip'
kins, without amendment.
The resolution offered yesterday by Mr. D'lVoli,
instructing an inquiry respecting drawback on«
tides of domestic manufacture—and the resolu
tion submitted by Mr Eaton, instructing an 1V
quiry whether any, and what amendments are ne
cessary to an act relative to the election of ft*'
sident and Vice President, and which deckro
the officer who shall act, in case those offices are
both vacant, were again read and adopted.
The engrossed bill, supplementary to an Ad
for the relief of certain persons from imprison'
ment, was read a third time and passed.
TsnasDir, Depember 18.
The bill for the relief of Daniel D. Totnp»' 111
was taken up, in committee of the whole. > lr
Haggles, chairman of the committee on Claun !
stated that this bill merely provided an »PP™
priution uf g35,190 which had been found, »
the proper accounting officers, under an act 0
the last session of Congress, to be due to
Tompkins—that the accounts had come under t|j
revision of the President and that he had sigi®
ed his opinion on the subject by a special ij 1 '
sage to Congress.—In that message, it wouM.
recollected, that a further sum was supP 0S!l
he due to Mr. T. the investigation of the arcs
having !>, en delayed at his own request. ,
The bill was then reported without ame^
ment, and ordered to be read a third time.-
motion of Mr. Smith, the bill received ■*» j
reading, by general consent, and was P J9SC< ,' .
The Senate then proceeded to tha connu
tlon of Executive business.

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