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Etat de la Louisiane — Paroisse d'Iberville.
Vente de Succession. N vertu de trois décret s de la eonr de Dis E trieben et pour la paroisse d'Iberville— 1, un dans le procès de H. F. Deblieux, Adm 'r. de la succession de Jh. Materne vs.'3. P. Breaux, en date du 12 Sept. 1849; 2, un autre dans la succession de Joseph Materne de la môme date; 3, le troisième dans la succession de Jacques JPiercire Breaux, en date du 13 Dec. 1849— Exposerai en vente publique ou plus offrant et dernier enchérisseur—- ^ Samedi, le It Janvier, 1850, *nr l' hab itation ci-après décrite à 10 heures a. pl., lès propriétés ci-après décrites apparenant aux successions de Joseph Materne et Jacques Piercire Breaux, et à la société qui existait en prt eux, savoir . Propriétés de la dite société: Use habitation située dans la dite parasse, «ur la rive ouest du bayou Grosse Tête, mesu rant neuf arpente de f«ce au dit bayou sur qua rante arpents de profondeur, plus" ou moins, borné en haut par terre de Wm. Briggs, et en bas par terre de Marcelin Bosaié, encenribla les fratiMea et améliorations, telles qUe sucrerie, moulin, fte.de«. » 1 /8 dix EieBtfW) é yii nommés: Bill, Ae 27 ans; /«me, Agé de 30 ans; Tom, âgé de 20 ans; Young Eloi, OU lwW, âgé de 40 ans; fâfréde Spans; fYwftfoü alias Pus:, igeedegO ans; JfarnMrife, âgée de 21 ans, et son enfant fii— irhnr S ans. . -* foe le mobilier appartenant à la dite m, ainsi çoe Jes chevaux, bêtes-à-cor Biens de la succession de feu Joseph Materne: Les Quinte Esclaves, ci-après nommés: Jim , âg( de 3 fi ans: Drausin, âg>- de -26 ans; Batik, à g de 17 ans; Oi'uk, âgi- de 14 ans; Alexandre, âgé de 13 ans; (hsiv, àg> de 12 ans; Rosalie , ig, e de 46 ans, et ses deux en faiiU, Isaac, âgé dehuitans,et Viciorine, &g> e de 3 ans. Marie, ùg.' e de 30 ans, ft ses 4 enfants, Alfred, âgé de 8 ans: Baptiste, âgé de 5 ans: Theodore, âgé de 3 ans, et son petit enfant âg-. d'un an; Rosette, û<rt e de 25 ans. I Le mobilier appartenant à la dite succession. „ Tensie* «le Vente. j L'habitation payable §7000 comptant, et la ! balance, un tiers en Mar - 1850, un tiers en Mars i 1851, et un tiers en Mars 1852. Les esclaves i appartenant â la soeioti payables, la nioitk ! comptant, et la balance payable en Mars 1850, ■ I8ôl et 1852. j Les esclaves appartenant â la scccession de ' Joseph Materne, payables comme suit savoir — : Rosalie et ses deux enfants §200 comptant; Marie et ses quatre enfants $200 comptant; et S Drausin, Jim, Bazile, Ovide. Alexandre, Ursin ! et Rosette chaern ftlOÛ cotr triant, et la balance ' payable en troi- termes i taux comme ci-dessus. "Le mobilier pavable tontes sommes n'excé dant pas §10 comptant, et tontes sommes au dessus de §10 payables en Mars 1850. Lesaequereurs fourniront leurs billets endos sés à la satisfaction des administrateurs; pour les propriétés de la société lesaequereurs four niront deux billets, chacun pour la moiti. de chaque terme endossés comme ci-dessus les quels billets seront payables au bureau du Re corder de la dite paroisse, et en cas de non paiement à échéance, ils porteront inUr^ts à 8 pour cent per an. Hypothèque speciale sera retenue sur la terre et les esclaves pour sûreté j du paiement des dits billets et tous intérêts éventuels. Actes de vente parderant le Recor der aux frais des aequereurs. J. L. PETIT, Shérif. Iberville, 18 Dec. 1849 I7VV vertu d'un ordre à moi addressé par l'ho là norable la susdite cour dans la cause ci dessus intitulée, J'exposerai en vente publique au plus offrant et dernier enchérisseur à la mai son de cour de la dite paroisse à Plaquemine, 'Lundi, le 7 Janvier, 1 85 0 , à la 10, heures a . m ., les Esclave«, <i-n pris décrit'« appartenants â la succession de feu Jerome Blar.vh rd et à la communauté qui existait entre k ..l leu Jerome Blanchard et son épouse M. .réélit» Orillion, savoir: 1. Funny, negre- e, âg e de 49 ans; 2. La tille Marie Jeanne, g e de 9 ans; 3. Marie, negresse, àg-'e de 13 ans; 4. Rosine, négresse, âgée de 27 ans, maladive; 5. Valeré, nègre, âgé de 31 ans; # 6. Jean Louis, nègre, âg» de 21 ans; 7. Mayer, nëgre, âgé de 22 ans; 8. Poupmie, (orpheline) mulâtresse, âgée de 9 uhs; Louisa , (orpheline) mulâtresse, âgée de 6 ans; 10. Fanny, (orpheline) mulâtresse, âgée de 4 ans. Conditions comptant. J. PETIT, Shérif. Paroisse d'Iberville, ce 5 Dec. 1849.-del2 Y 7 cnte de Succession. EN vertu d'un ordre ou décret FHon. cour du 6ème District de l'Etat de la Louisi ane, eu et pour la j>croisse d'Iberville, eu date du 24 Décembre, 1849, J'exposerai en vente publique au plus offrant ,et dernier enchérisseur, Jeudi, le ÎO Janvier 1 850, a 10 heures a. m ., le Mobilier apparte nant à la succession de feu Christian H. Men slage. Conditions Comptant. La vente aura lien à la dernier demeure du dit Christian H. Menslage a la Bayou Goula Landing. J. L. PETIT, Sl.erif. Paroisse d'Iberville, ce 29 Dec. 1849. ja2 Etat de la Louisiane — Paroisse d'Iberville. Tente de Succession. EN vertu d'un décret ou ordre de l'Honora ble cour du 6ème District de l'Etat de la Louisiane, en et pour l.i p iroisse "d'Iberville, en date du 28 Décembre 1849, J'exposerai en ven te publique au plus offrant et dernier enchéris seur Lundi, le 14 Janvier, 1850, a 10 heures a. m ., le Mobilier, appartenant à la succession de Marie Barbe Landry, feueepouse de Norbert Melancon. Tei mes et Conditions de la Vente. Tontes sommes de dix piastres et au-dessous comptant le jour de la vente, et tontes sommes au-dessus de dix piastres payables en tont Mars 1850. Los aequereurs fourniront leurs billets endossés à la satisfaction de tuteur de mineurs. La vennte aura lieu a la rscidence de Norbert Melancon. J. L. PETIT, Sherif. Paroisse d'Iberville, ce 29 Dec. 1849. ja2 Succession de Charles Cour de 6me District, Boissac, defüd., No. 114, > Paroisse d'Iberville, petition pour l'adm'n. ) Etat de la Louisiane. ATTENDU que Céleste Hébert, veuve Flo rentin Landry, a présente une pétition à la cour sus-dite, à l'effet d'obtenir l'administra tion de la succession de feu Charles Boissac, d.céde, avis est par le present donné à tous ceux que cela peut concerner, d'avoir à dédui re sous dix jours les raisons pour lesquelles il ne serait pas fait droit à la dite pétition. Par ordre de la cour ce Dec. 21,1849. dec21 PAUL DEBLIEUX, Greffier. Succession de Hugh } Cour du Qéme District, Broken, No 112, peti- > Paroisse d'Iberville, tion pour l'adm'n. ) Etat de la Louisiane. ATTENDU que Andrew Braken a présenté seur petition à la conr à l'effet d'obte nir les lettres d'administration à la succession Hugh Braken, d-«édé, avis est par le présent de donné à tous ceux que cela peut concerne d'avoir | déduire sous dix jours lea raisons pour lesquelles il ne serait pas fait droit à la dite petition. Par ordre de la cour ce 28 Dec. 1849. js2 PAUL DEBLIEUX, Greffier. \n\n SOUT iL 3 O mm @3^3^sS NEL. OFFICIAL JOURNAL. PLAQUEMINE, LA., PARISH OF IBERVILLE, JANUARY 9. 1850. VOLUME II.—NO. 23. State of Louisiana—Parish of Iberville. Sucesesion Sale. BY virtue Of three decrees of the District Court of the parish of Iberville; 1st, one in the suit of H. F. Deblieux, administrator of the succession of Jos. Materne, vs. J. P. Breaux, foT a partition, dated 12th September, 1349— 2d. another in the matter of the succession of Joi Materne, dated on the same day—and 3d, another in the matter of the succession of Jac ques Piereire Breaux, dated the 18th Decem ber, 1849—1 will proceed to sell at public auc-. fîon, on Saturday, 19tli Jannary, 1850, on tlu plantation hereinafter described, com mencing at the hour of 10 a. m ., the following property, real and personal, being that of tlie Successions of the said J. Materne and J: P. Breaux, deceased, and of the partnership, whitii existed between them, to wit: Property of said partnership, and belonging to the said" two successions, in equal undivided shares: A PLANTATION, or tract of Land lying and situate in this parish, on the west side of Bayou Grosse Tete, measuring nine arpents front on said bayou by forty in depth, more or less, bounded above by land of Win. Briggs, nnd below by land of M:\rcellin Bossie: said land established and cultivated as a sugar plan tation. Ten Slaves: Bill, aged about 27 years; Isaac, aged about 30 years; Tom, aged about 20 years; Young Eloi, aged about 20 years; Old Eloi, aged about 40 years; Synda, aged about 30 years; Viney, aged about 39 years; François alias Puss, aged about 20 years; Marguerite, aged about 21 years, and her child Isaac, aged about 3 years. And all the moveables attached to the said plantation, including work cattle, horses, uten sils, &c. Separate property of the succession of Jo seph Matern: Fifteen Slaves: Jim, aged about 36 years; Drauzin, aged about 26 years; Bazik, aged about 17 years; Ovide, aged about 14 years; Alexandre, ngfed about 13 years; Ursine, aged about 12 years; Rosalie, aged about 46 years, and her two chi ldren, Isaac, aged 8 years, and Victorine, 5 years; Marie, aged about 30 years, and her four children, Alfred, 8 years; Baptiste, 5 years: Theodrre, 3 years; and another child one year old; Rosette, aged about 25 years; And all tlie moveables of the separate estate of the said J «seph Materne, as inventeried. Terms. On the Plantation, $7000 in cash on the day of sale, and the balance payable in three equal instalments of one-third in all March of each of the years, 1850,1851 and 1852. The slaves of the partnership payable one-half of the price cash, and the balance in three equal annu al instalments in all March 1850,1851 and 1852. The slaves of the succession of Joseph Ma terne payable, Rosalie and her two children, Isaac and Victorine, #200 cash; Marie and her four chilcren, #200 cash; and Drauzin, Jim,Ba zile, Ovide, Alexandre, Ursin and Rosette, each $100 cash; and the balance payable in three equal instalments as above. The moveables potable, all sums not ex ceeding 010 cash, all sums above in March, 1850. On tlie land and slaves sold, notes endorsed to the satisfaction of the administrators, to be given by the purchasers, to be secured by spe cial mortgage in acts of sale, and those to be passed before the Recorder of this parish.— The notes given for the partnership property will be two frr each instalment of the price, and each for one-half of sneh instalment.— Notes for the price of the personal property to be given also, endorsed as aforesaid. All notes pavable at the office of said Recorder, and to bear after maturity 8 per cent interest till paid. J. L. PETIT, Sheriff. Iberville, Dee. 18,1849.-decl9 Matthew Marr and Wife, 1 6 Ih Dis rid Court, vs. Wo. Marcellile Oril- > Parish of Iberville, lion, Tutrix, and Al. } State cf Louisiana. SALE TO EFFECT A PARTITION. BY virtue of an order to ine directed from the Honorable the Sixth District Court of the State of Louisiana, in and for the Parish of Iberville, in the above cause, 1 will offer at pub lic sale at the Court House of the parish of Ib erville, in Plaquemine, on Monday, the 7th of January, at 10 o'clock, a. m., the following described Slaves, belonging to the succession of Jerome Blan chard, dece&sed, and to the community which existed between said deceased and his surviving widow, Mrs. Marcellite Orillion, to wit: 1. Fanny, negro woman, aged 49 years; 2. Her chiid Marx" Jeanne, aged 9 years; 3. Mary, o girl, aged 13 years; 4. Rosine, m-gro woman, aged 27 years, sickly; 5. Valere, negro mail, aged 31 years; 6. Jean Louis, tiegro man, aged 25- years; 7. Mayer, n< ;. ro man, aged 22 yeers; 8. Pouponne, (orphan) mulatto girl, aged 9 years, 9. Louisa, (orphan) mulatto girl, aged 6 years; 10. Fanny, (orphan) mulatto girl, aged 4 years. Terms of sale—Cash. J. L. PETIT, Sheriff. Parish of Iberville, Dec. 5, 849.-decl2 COOPERAGE. Barrels! Starrels!! Tl» undersign«! has established himself in this town, aud i* prepar — ed m fnrnish Planters with as good an article of Snjçar Hhds and Molasses Barrels as can be had elsewhere. ETOrders from Planters will be thaukfnlly received and promptly attended to. O 3 His work in all cases will be warranted — Residence on the corner of Bank street. BTOne thousand Barrels on hand, for sale. „«811, JAMES EN NI S . Baton Bonge Packet Eliska. The fine steamer ELISKA, J. G. LANDRY, master, is now HBMMFninitif [eitiliflr to Baton Rouge, leaving New Orleans every SUNDAY and WED» NESDAY at 9 o'clock, A. M. Returning, will lean Baton Rouge every Monday and Thursday at 8 A.M. 0081 RECEIVED—Bordeaux Fruit, pre served in their own juice, Fresh pickles, ofjves and capers; sardines in oil, half boxes, fresh importation; prunes in small jars for fam A. E. RICHARDS. lyase. State Louisiana—Perish of Iberville'. Succession Sale. vi ' huo fi or nf" fho Hnn. T>Y virtue of a decree or order of the Hon 1J orable 6th District Court of the State of Louisiana in and for the Parish of Iberville, to me directed, bearing date the 24th of Decem ber, 184U, 1 will offer at public sale to the high est bidder on Thursday, lOtli of January, 1 850, at 10 o'clock, a. m., the Moveable Properly belonging to the succession of Christian II. Menslage, deceased. Terms of sale—Cash. Sale to take place at the late residence of said deceased, at the Bayou Goula anding. J. L. PETIT, Sheriff. Par ish o f Iberville, 29th Dec. 1819. Eta! de la Louisiane. — Paroisse d'Iberville. Slate of Louisiana — Parish of lbercille. Succcssiou Sale. BY virtue of a decree or order of the Hon. 6th District Court of the State of Loui siana. in and for the parish of Iberville, to me directed, bearing date 28th December, 18-19,1 will offer at public sale to the highest and last bidder, on DIouday, Jannary 1-ft, 1850, at 10 o'clock, a. m., the Moveable Properly belonging to the succession of Marie Barbe Landry, deceased, wife of Norbert Mel&ncon. Terms and Conditions of Sale. All sums of ten dollars and under payable in cash on the day of sale, and all sums above ten dollars payable in all the month ef March 1850. Sale to take place at the late residence of the deceased. J. L. PETIT, Sheriff, Parish of Iberville, Dec. 29, 1849. At Private Sale, THE following LANDS, situated on the llavou €* rosse Tete, and tlie fflarauguuiu, Township 6, Range 9—Lots 29—and 68 and 69 of old survey. Township 7, Range 9—Lots 80, 81, 82, 83, N. E. and N. W. qrs. of sec. 103, N. W. qr. of sec. 108, S. E. qr. of sec. 101, S. W. and N. VV. qrs. of 110, S. E. and N. VV. qrs. of 102. Township 7, Range 10—Lots 19, 17, S. E. S. W. and N. W. qrs. of 89, S. W. qr. of 88; Lots 2 and 4 of 90 and 91; 3 and 5 of 90; 1, 2, 3 and 4 of 93; 1,3, 4, 6 and 7 of 94. Township 8, Range 9—Lots 22, 19,18,17,15, 14, 13, 22, 20,12, 26, 27, 25, 21 and 24. Township 8, Range 10—Lots 1 and 2 of 65. Towuship 8, Range 11— S. W. qr. of 41, S. VV. qr. of 56, N. E. qr. of 53. Township 9, Range 11—Section 47. Township 11, Range 4— S. E. qr. of 76. Township 11, Range 13—N. VV. and S. W. qrs. of 36; N. W„ S. VV., N. E. and S. E. qrs. of 25; S. E., S. W. and N. El qrs. of 24. Township 13, Range 17— S. E. qr. of 24. For terms apply to VVM. A. READ, ja2 Plaquerjine. JUST Received, from New York Bleached Winter Sperm Oil; Double Loa Sugar, do. maahed; also sweet Spanish Choco late; for sale at » RICHARDS' Store. £ Between Common and Gravier st*.] American Millinery, -ga HP 213 Carondelet street, Aa new orleans. l» M im Lydenburg would respecpectfuliy nform country purchasers, and the Ladies in Srticular, that she has always a large stock of ilinery on hand, of the latest styles, which «fee will sell at reduced prices. She also keeps a constant supply of beautiful Ribbons and Trimmings KTOld bonnets cleaned and altered in a style that cannot fau to please. Orders from the country punctually attended to. ocl7 If FRESH Flaw and Bacon of a s perior quality just received by jy4 JOHN M. LEMON. . I, ist of Letters EMAINING in the Post Office at Plaque mine. January 1, 1850. Huff, JL Hunt, T C Hebert, Marseline Heisch, Bernhardt •Johnson. Win Jurmer, E Lagrange, Ade. 3 Lemon, Francis J Little, Laiah Lurin, Peter Leblac. Ceinont Monroe, Kate McDonald. Henry Mojgan. Madeznina Myes, John Muges, Joseph Marineaux, I* McCleland, B McKay. John Martin. John McKiuner, John Mumai», Franklin 3 McLean, S Mathir, Bowie Maekly, David McNeelsmuth, Neill Nicola, George Nelson. Jesse Pike, Wm B 2 Petit. C L Pall, F H Pecok. Frederic Parks. Austin B 2 Protz m.in, Satnuel Powell. Benj Pan, Monsieur Pye. Alexander Paerse, L Pierce, Lii Pope, Henry H Pope. Thomas Irwin. J nines M Kelly. Michael /Caritfuian. Julius Kogaii. J A Kechey. Win S Robbies. N 11 Raymond, H S Ribire, L Heed. Thos D Renalem). Monsieur Reynaud, Nector Reisani, St Hamoin. J B Ralm. Ftigene lteed, Win Scott, John S 2 Syinmes, Lucy Shed, Alonzo E Suiith, James A Schlaire &. Dupuy Stringer, F.liza B Sargeant, Mary A Sault, F Seller. Celina Shortly, Robt Severs^ Auguste Thompson, Albert S Tatler, H Thompson, Albert Taylor, James F 'I racy, James Trago, W in * Thompson, Albert Tessmer, Monsieur Theodore, Mr Walch, Kliza Willis, Jacques Ricard Watson. R L Whitridge, W C Woods, Thos C Wilkinson, Dr J B Yerkes. J E Young. Henry Yates, B F ITPersoiis applying for Letters in the above list will please say ihev are advertised. ja2 THEODORE JOHNSTON, P. M. Anions, R Allaiu, Julien Adains, Thornton Aeschllnian, F Allen, Aimé Agan, John Albert, Jules Allen, C W Allice, Lncretia Berraux, T Blanchard. Maria Bevian. Peter IJ"g2s, Robert Barrow. D N Bennett, A D Briller. E G Benuin R R Buck, Robert M Bell. Enustine Barton. Jeseph H Banty. G W Bateman. Harris Benoin. Bauoni Bruce. Isaac M Barker, Philip Baliin, K Barber, Oliver P Blown, Marv H Boussenr, G S Ohiapella. J Cockrum. David Corrv, Philip Crossman. V Coniu. Matthew Clack. Leaurinah ('human Jules Cockrel, George Cr in A Corcoran. Jas C rossmall. VV Cran. Anna M Cu.iiiii, Henry D oiioii . John ililhugham. D H il n plus Victor De Zeild Pee. Belle Daniels. Mouzo l/estia. Fine Downing. Dawson Degraii, Fraiireg Demineaug, Valentin De Wolf. Frederick Dupuy. G O Deatlaen. Crist Erskin^, Win Fleming. Elizabeth Fonlli, J Faux, Monsieur Freeman. P E Finney Robert French. Jno H Finnie, Robert Foullie, Monsieur Finnie, Robert Gliun. Wm McGavock, Wm Gibson. Franklin W 2 Green. Wm '2 Gardner, Henry Geo Monsieur Gerbn, Christian i ionsonlin. G F Grant. Alexander Hubse, G VV Harrison, George Harrison, Mr Will Sanuel Huling. J W Hilling, ludge Hooper, T J Hickler. Simmon Haelan, Cornelia Hughes, Eli Hamilton, U Hail, James H Succession Charles Boi- 1 6 th District Court, ( sac, deed., petition No. > Parish of Iberville, 114, for Adm'n. ) Slate of Louisiana. "1X7HEREAS, Céleste Hebert. Wo. of Flo V V rentin Landry, has petitioned the afore said court tp be appointed administratrix of tlie succession of the late Charles Boissac. de ceased notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern to show cause within ten days, why the prayer of the said petitioner should not be granted. By order of the Court, Dec. 21,1849. dec26 PAUL DEBLIEUX, Clerk. In the succession of 6 th District Court, Hugh Brajjen, dec'd, No > Parish of lberviüe, 232, peri; ion for ad'm. ) State of Louisiana. WHEREAS, Andrew Braken having peti tioned this eourt for letters of adminis tration on the estate of Hugh Braken, deceas ed, notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern to show cause within ten days why the prayer of the said petitioner should i granted. - - - J»tt2 By order of conrt, Dec. 28,1849. PAUL DEBLIEUX, Clerk. NOTICE. WANTED, by a man Who has had eight or ten years experience in the cultivation of sugar, a situation as OVERSEER: good refer ences furnished; a situation motadeairable than the pay. I can be found at the plantation of F. N. Bisaell & Co.,Indian Village. no7 published every wednesday, By William P. Bradburu. Office, second house above the Bank, to the right, from the river. TERMS OE THE SENTI.NET.. S ubscription:— Five Hollars per am, um. invariably in ad vam c. No subscription luken for a b-»s peri««! than one year. \uvertising:—our Dollar per square, (10 lines or less) wil bccharped for tlie first, and Fifty Cents forevery inser tion tliereafter. All advertisements not specified as to number of insertious, will be published until forbid, and charged iccordinsly. In both language»,charged double I3 "Aiinouucemcnt8 for otTic» .*10, to be paid invariably in advance. PLAQIMEISE: WEDNESDA Y. JA NU AR Y 9. 1850. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. The President of the United States trans mitted to both Houses of Congress on Mon day the 24th ult., by the hands of Col. Bliss, his Private Secretary, the following Message : Fellow-Citizens of the Senate, and House of Representatives: Sixty years have elapsed since the establish ment of this Government, and the Congress of the United States again assembles to legislate for an empire of freemen. The predictions of evil prophets, who formerly pretended to foretell the downfall of our institutions, are now re membered only to be derided, and the United State of America at this moment present to the world the most stable and permanent Govern ment on earth. Such is the result of the labors of those who have gone before us. Upon Congress will emi nently depend the future maintenance, of our system of free government, and the transmis sion of it, unimpaired, to posterity. We are at peace with all the nations of the world, and seek to maintain our cherished rela tions with them. During the past year we \ have been blessed, by a kind Providence, with an abundance of the fruits of the earth; and, al though the destroying angel for a time visited extensive portions of our territory with the ravages of a dreadful pestilence, yet the Al mighty has at length deigned to stiiy his hand, and to restore the inestinable blessing of gene ral health to a people who have acknowledged his power, deprecated his wrath and implored his merciful protection. While enjoying the benefits of amickblo in tercourse with foreign nations, we have not been insensible to the distractions and wars which have prevailed in other quarters of the world. It is a proper theme of thanksgiving to Him who rules the destinies of nations, that we have been able to maintain, amidst all these contests, an independent and neutral position towards all belligerent powers. Our relations with Great Britain are of the most friendly character. In consequence of the recent alteration of the British. navigation acts. British vessels, from British and other foreign j ports, will, (under our existing law#^ after the ; first day of January next, be admitted to entry I in our ports, with cargoes of the growth, manu- j facture, or production of any part of the world, ! on the same terms as to duties, imposts and ; charges, as vessels of the United States with 1 their cargoes; and onr vessels wijl be admitted j to the same advantages in Bfitish ports, enter- | ing therein on the same terms as British ves- j selß. Should no ojder in council disturb this j legislative arrangement, the late act of the ; British Parliament, by which Great Britain is ; brought within the terms proposed by act of j Congress of the 1st March, 1817, it is hoped j will be productive of benefit to both countries. I A slight interruption of diplomatic, inter- j course, which occurred between this .Govern ment and France, I am happy to sav, has been ! terminated, and our Minister there has been re- j ceived. It is, therefore, unnecessary to refer j now to the circumstances which led to that in- i terruption. I need not express to you the sin- j cere satisfaction with which we shall welcome the arrival of another Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from a sister Repub lic, to which we have so long been, and still re main, bound by the strongest ties of amity. Shortly after I had entered upon the dis charge of the Executive duties, 1 was apprised that a war steamer belonging to the German Empire was being fitted out in the harbor of New York with the aid of some of our naval officers, rendered under the permission of the late Sec. of the Navy. This permission was grUndered under the permission of the late Secretary of the Navy. This permission was granted during an armistice between that Em pire and the Kingdom of Denmark, which had been engaged in the Schleswig-Holstein war. Apprehensive that this act of intervention, on our part, might be viewed as a violation of our neutral obligations, incurred by the treaty with Denmark, and of the provisions of the act of Congress of the 20tl? of April, 1818,1 directed that no farther aid should be rendered by any agent or officer of the navy; and I instructed the Secretary of State to apprise the Minister of the German Empiré accredited to this Gov ernment of my determination to execute the law of the United States, and to maintain the faith of treaties with all nations. The correspon dence which ensued between the Department of State and the Minister of the German Empire is herewith laid before you. The execution of tfce law and the observance of the treaty were derated by me to be due to the honor of the country, as well as to the sacred obligations of the eonstitution. I sliall not fail to pursue the same course, should a similar ease arise, with any other nation. Having avowed the opinion, on taking the oath of office, that, in disputes be tween conflicting foreign Governments, it is onr interest, not less than onr duty, to remain strict ly neutral, I shall not abandon it. You will perceive, from the correspondence submitted to you, in eoiulexion with this subject, that the coifrse adopted in this ease has been properly regarded by the belligerent powers interested in the matter. Although a Minister of the United States to the German Empire was appointed by mv pre decessor in August, 1848, and has for a long time been in attendance at Frankfort-on-the Main, and although a Minister appointed to represent that Empire was received and accre dited here, yet no such Government as that of the German Empire has been definitely consti tuted. ^ Mr. Donelson, our representative at Frankfort, remained there several months, in the expectation that a union of the German States, under one constitution or form of Gov ernment, might at length be organized. It is believed, by those well acquainted with the ex isting relations between Prussia and the States of Germany, that no such union can be perma nently established without her co-operaliun.— In the event of the formation of such a union, and the organization of a central power in Germany, of which she should form a part, it would become necessary to withdraw our Min ister at Berlin; but while Prussia exists as an independent kingdom, and diplomatic relations are maintained with lier, there can be no ne cessity tor the continuante of the mission to Frankfort. I have, therefore, recalled Mr. Don elson, and directed the archives of the legation at Frankfort to be transferred to the American legation at Berlin. Having been apprized that a considerable number of adventurers were engaged in fitting out a military expedition within the United States, against a foreign country, and believing, from ihe best information I could obtain, that it was destined to invade the Island of Cuba, I deemed it due to the friendly relations existing between the Uuited States and Spain; to the treaty between the two nations; to the laws of the United States, and, above all, to the Ame rican honor, to ex<yt the lawful authority of this Government in suppressing the expedition and preventing the invasion. To this end I is sued a proclamation, enjoining it upon the offi cers of the United States, civil ana military, to use all Iawftel means within their power. A copy of that proclamation is herewith submit ted. The expedition has been suppressed. So long as the act of Congress of the 20th Apriß 1818, which owes its existence to the law of nations, and to the policy of Washington him self, shall remain on our statute book, 1 hold it to be the duty of the Executive faithfully to obey its injunctions. YVhile this expedition was iivprogress, I was informed that a foreigner, who claiincd our pro tection, had been clandestinely, and, as was supposed, forcibly, carried off in a vessel from New Orleans to the Island of Cuba. I imme diately caused such steps to be taken as I thought necessary, in case the information I had received should prove correct, to vindicate the honor of the country, and the right of ev ery person seeking an asylum on our soil, to the protection of our laws. The person alleg ed to have been adducted was promptly restor ed, and the circumstances of the case are now about to undergo investigation before a judi cial tribunal. I would respectfully suggest, that although the crime charged to have been committed in this case ig held odious, as being in conflict with our opinions on tlie subject of national sovereignty and personal freedom, there is no prohibition of It, or punishment for it provided in anv act of Congress. The ex pediency of supplying this defcct in our crimi nal code is therefore recommended to your con sideration. I have scrupulously avoided any interference in the wars and contentions which hav^recent ly distracted Europe. During the late conflict between Austria and Hungary, there seemed to be a prospect that the hitter might become an independent nation. However faint that prospect at the time appear ed, I thought it my duty, in accordance with the general'sentiment of the American people, who deeply sympathized with the Magyar pa triots, to stand prepared, upon thé contingency of the establishment by her of an independent Government, to be the first to welcome inde SMident Hungary into the family of nations.— or Ulis purpose I invested an agent, then in Europe, with the power to declare our willing ness promptly to recognise her independence in the event of her ability to sustain it The pow erful intervention of Russia in tlie contest ex tinguished the hopes of the struggling Mag yars. The Unitea States did not, at any time, interfere in the contest, but the feelings of the nation were strongly enlisted in the cause, and by the sufferings of a brave people, who had made a gallant though unsuccessful effort to be free. Our claims upon Portugal have been, during the past year, prosecuted with renewed vigor, and it has been my object to employ every ef fort of honorable diplomacy to procure their adjustment. Our late Charge d'Affaires at Lis bon, the Hon. Geo. W. Hopkins, made able and energetic, but unsuccessful efforts to settle these unpleasant matters of controversy, and to obtain indemnity for the wrongs which were the subjects of complaint. Our piesent Charge d'Affaires at that court will bring to the prose cution of these claims ability and zeal. The revolutionary and distracted condition of Por tugal in past times has been represented as one of the leading causes of her delay in indemni fying our suffering citizens. But I must now say it is a matter of profourrt regret that these claims have not yet been settled. The omis sion of Portugal to do justice to the American claimants has now assumed a character so grave and serious that I shall shortly make it the sub ject of a special message to Congress, with a view to snclt ultimate action as its wisdom and patriotism may suggest. „ , „ With Russia, Austria, Prussia, Sweden, Den mark, Belgium, the Netherland», and the Italian States, we still maintain oaf accustomed ami CaUe relations. Duri-g the recent revolution tn the Papal States, onr Charge d'Affaires at Rome has been unable to prwent his letter of credence, which, indeed, he Waa directed by my predecessor to withhold until he should receive further orders. Such was the Unsettled condition of tilings in those States that it was not deemed expedient to give him any instructions on the subject of presenting his credential letter different from those with which be had been furnished by the late Administration until the 25th of June hurt; when, in consequence of the want of accurate information of the exact state of things at that