Independent chronicle & Boston patriot
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Title: Independent chronicle & Boston patriot
Uniform Title: Independent chronicle & Boston patriot (Boston, Mass. Semiweekly)
Alternate title: Independent chronicle and Boston patriot
Running title: Boston patriot & daily chronicle
Physical Description: 29 v. : ; 61 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Hale, Nathan, 1784-1863
Publisher: Ballard & Wright
Place of Publication: Boston Mass
Creation Date: December 14, 1836
Publication Date: 1817-1840
Frequency: semiweekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Boston (Mass.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suffolk County (Mass.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk -- Boston
Coordinates: 42.357778 x -71.061667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 3769 (June 4, 1817)-v. 77, no. 6166 (May 23, 1840).
General Note: "For the Country" appears in under the masthead until Sept. 27, 1817.
General Note: Published by Ballard & Co., 1829-1831; Nathan Hale, 1832-1840.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Preceded by: Independent chronicle (Boston, Mass. : 1801)
Preceded by: Boston patriot and morning advertiser
Succeeded by: Boston commercial gazette (Boston, Mass. : Semiweekly)
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Succeeded by: Boston semi-weekly advertiser

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So saying, the doctor inspired another exhalation from
lIts phial, and folding -back. the cuffs of his,coat, diew
'Xim his pocket a prodigious case of surgical instrti-
,Rising slowly, supported on one elbow, the. barber
Caused his head to ascend from the .bedclothes, with a
puir of eyes enlarged to the dimensions of -spectacles,
8 id a face that former itself rapidly into new and hor.
1ole combinations f -terror., ''"No, no, no," was fte
ti'nour of' rigid grins that forced his mouth asunder, am
. ianintent gaze at his wife he silently sank back upon-
Ens pillow. rt *
."Compose yourself, my dear woman," cried Slash,
"lao,' during this scene, had been examining his deadly
a ;alpels. "This little matter will soon be over-comne-y
c,,me," and, taking a pinch of snuff, the doctor made-
t1,0o strides towards the bed.. ?
Singe had already clenched his right fist courageous-
] and, upon this movement -on the part of Slash, was
j At on the point of dealing a blow, aggravated by tef-
r r-a blow which might have annihlnated -the pursy *
i dividual, when the alarmed wife darted forward, and
Sckew him from the bed by the skirts of his coat.
"You shall not, you nu-m t not do it," she exclaimed: .
My. poor husbandalways made me swear" (here Singe
l ->dded.approvingly) "that nothing of that sort should
L attempted upon his person. Indeed, indeed, I can-
1., )t permit-it.",
"Well, madam," cried Slaqh, in dudgeon, packing up
ri s instruments, ,4 thought you a woman of'more sense.
V;e did think of raising a handsome subscription for
y:m, but now-good-night, ,Mrs. Singe;" and the doc-.
t r turned, and abruptly left)-tle house.:
' The extent of relief caused to the barber by this hasty
ij treat of Slash, cannot be described. Big drops ofper-
fjiration had rolled down his cheeks, making deep fhr-
if ws in the gum with which he h;id overlaid his physi-
-(jnomy, and, when his wife again came into his reg-
t. ice, tat rueful exhibition w" well calculated to shake
v jrves of more firmness, than that worthy woman could
)ast of.
, All that night, as on the night previously, Singe in
,in courted the soothing influence of sleep, and with
l;avy, heart he arose in the morning to complete the
' tificial man with whose interment his hateful first ex,
lit riment in duplicity was tend.
* But this last day gave-tokens of; commencing pros-
i I'roasly. MI's. Singe had gone forth early, and had
Sprised the neiglibourhood of, her husband's deceased,
-iid the Benefit Society to which lie belonged. lost not a
j oment in sending a Patagomian coffin-a misfit of the
Smrtest inhabitant of the town, recently dead, and Mr.
] -ll and his assistant Grisly were to come with all
1I .ings needful in the afternoon and conclude the mourn-
1 ceremony.
"Be sure you don't let1 Pall and Grisly touch me,""
c, -ied Singeas the time';approached for the arrival of
ti Jese gentlemen, and& he, raised his finger as in warning.
';i rhey must not even see me. Tell them that you in-
.j st upon performing the .last offi0de for your husband
3i urself., Why, see, luan but a light weight, and a
s6 rong Woman like you might easily lay me in that box.
1 say, ,wife, I should look like a flea in Hyde Park stuck
i L that cupboard, should 't'I?" "",
4 "Well, .but you must get into the coffin," urged his
1 ife, "in case they should draw the lid asideto-take a '
Ij At look at you. But, before-'they screw it down, I'll
dill them below to take a drop ofespirits; then youcan
_eal softly out, get the wig-block from under the bed,
r.-id place it in your stead, and then, you can take the
1l',ace of the wig-block under the bed."
6"Ha ha a good idea," cried the barber ; "two heads
"e better than one. It shall be so. But what now ?"
' continued, in a rage-, as a knock at the door intruded
i ?on his ear. "It isn't time for the undertaker-yet.-
key are, that I can't and, won't'be seen,.
; "Only think," said the wife, who returned presently,
'raring a basket in her arms, "Mr. Furlong has sent
j i four bottles of wine, and two savereigns, and desir-
c'd the messengerto assure me that he waos deeply griev-
ed at your death."
"No! has lie though ?" and a tear stole into the eye
,. 'Singe. "That man, Kezia," lie continued, "was the
*ly friend I had in the town. Let us, then, sincerely
' ink his good health." -
41 Well, f think a drop would do you good." said the
,. )mplaisant'wife, uncorking a bottle; and, as the bar-
r swallowed three or four bumpers, a, pleasing emo
on took possession of his soul. From` a fanciful dream
i ito which he had subsidedhe was too soon rudely sum-
toned by a peremptory knock,announcing the approach
r the undertaker ; and, leaping into the coffin, he laid
Himself quietly down, inwardly hoping that this last
- "ial would now speedily be got over.
After an interval, a step was heard ascending the
airs, which Singe, from long experience, kew to be
)at of 'his partner.
"What are you come for Y' said the barber, in a low
'hisper, arid as he arose his head was barely level with
; ,e side of" the coffin.
."For the corkscrew :.be quiets They are going to
ave-'a glass of spirits." .. ... .
"And why shouldn't I have something too Y' expos-
d iated the baroier. "Juat hand me over a .glass or two
iior of hat ine It is, indeed, most excellent."
;Singe helped himself to three further humpers in
iipid succession. "It will do me good/' said he, with
oblique glance at his wife,. "It will give me nerve
>go through this painful ceremony ;" and, lying si-
,ntly down, he heard his wife depart, and bethought
;im how long it might be before the funeral function-
1 res would be prepared to complete their professional
duties. /
i"Good fellow, that Furlong--excellent man !" hie
; ised--"well, if I can ever repay him, I'll send him
methingfrom the Seven Dials. I'll--under another
j.ame, though--Simpson-'-yes, Siupson-um--ah 1--
,"Qh that a man should put an enemy into his mouth
steal away his brains !" This fatal habit of drink-

ing! What schemes -has it not destroyed what cun-
ing contrivances has it not too surely rendered nought!
"Aye, enterprises of great pith and moment,
With this respect their-currents turn awry,
And loisethci naome of action."
I am unwillingly compelled to state that Singe fell
Very shortly after this most unlucky accident Pall
nd G risly e rtered the room -a
"Let us make short work of this, business," said-Pall
his assist ; "the place is infectious. Poor fellow !
:low queer he looks;" and he took a hasty glance at the
;,efunct; now on with the lid."
Screwing down the coffin with unwonr.ed speed,these
experienced adepts whipped up the poor barber, And
arrived him down stairs. (To be continued.)
In the Velocity, from Port au Prince, Mr Francis A Lemoyne,
it P.
In the Admiral, at New York from Rio Janeiro, Isaac A Hayes,
P'onsul of US for, Rio Grande, with despaiches from the Charge
'Affaires at Rio Janeiro; and Chas G Phipps.
In this city, on Sund-ty morning, by Rtev. Mr Streeter, Mr
i tillman Josselyn to Miss Mlary R. Darling.
Last evening, by Rev. Mr Barrett, Mr Silas P. Meriam to Misa
* usan Maria, daughter of Mr Enos" [riggs.
In this city, Mr Joseph Aljander WVe.-t to Miss Ann Nemno.
In South Boston, yesterday morning, by Rev. Mr Whitemcre,
,'Yr Seth Smith, formerly of Woodstock, Ut. to bliss Catharine P.
'Tuttle, ot this city.
In Stoughton, 27th ult. Mr Alson Belcher to. Miss Phebe,
ilaughterof Mr Constant Southworth, of Boston.
In Kennebunk. Me. Mr Samuel Ehepheard,' of Worcester, to
Miss Sarah K. Bourne, of K.
In this city. on Friday, Mrs Mary, widow of the late Capt.


INrDEPENDI NT CHIRONeICE AND SOSTOu ;- Congress.-In the Senate on Wednesday, the chair .,IOSTO I' da militia, ulfder command of Cajfc Groves an4.Lt Br EI L
BY NATHAb NH E. Presented several documents from the Treasury Depart- mTUESTAY ORNING, DCEiBEI 13918 3. 6- 1Majo r-lGoed b, sme companies artilery, under r,"
p. ... .,, O.i,,.,po-a ent, which were read and ordered to be printed. Also M riC ptiso m p. "ui..Kins, P L r
Terms, $4priu ... payable in advance. L, 1 0i Le, and by Col. Waire, with 'his moune .e1on^-^^ CNIUD]
A message from the President, with copies, of' the cor- From Florida.-From the office of the Charle, iton inar successively into action, enable'donrsationenud, car
All Advertiseme" s likewise apr the Boston Dail despondence of condolence between him and Mrs. Mad- Courier we have received the following, under dal e Of ta'ifn the unequal conflict. "o w p c is not politic
"Advertiser and t ra t d spl'ate-" ...trggleensud .. ..kl
g: Offce JNos. 6 St, Cogregs stmt,..near State street. ison. Mr. Knight gave notice of an intention to intro- Dec. 5. We have been obliged to abridge the na ,rra- A dneaspcoatebstruggle ensued, su pmennthe
O^ O.n... ,duce a bill for a drawback ofdutiesonhemnp. Mr.Ben- tive by the omission of some unimportant details. ....... ... ,cnemm couple betook
CLARK, HOMER & LILLIE, tPrinters. fi, ... .- re as soon ex niltled. L ariv l of Crc(ih e ..
L. tion gave notice-that lie should at an early day offer his Interesting from Florida.- Col. Randall, late A dju- thereserveCo and o ltlwrn e
AG NT ..la -srceN w tonCorner; Reuben Mae ,... ....P w ,- .-
- J/.qE, SM;,.Thns r N~eoP^^^^ .., -. '- I eexpunging resolution. tant and Inspector General of the army in Florida, ar- the T e a'ns. so soon as they c spathed their ual eal wthanunac
N an t lu cket, Ix a~ss.- N M arch i & C o. t-,,rtsm outh N 1t JOna s ..... .
ston,'Jr., chas Port, M.-Hal& oek, (Ediors of In the House,-Mr. Claiborne, of Mississippi, an- rived in ciy this morning in the steam packet .selvs f t m r
Journal Comm erce,) New york- Benj. B. H ussey, Charleston. pfmounced th e d eath of his lat e collea ue D-av id li k- p n -o t ugus ne, to whom w e arre tei more a
S..-s.C. Parkhurst. Cincinnati. fr. h i e o the following interesting particularove- enemy,et the passage was not gained
""" 11"I -1"1 ,n, (not of M.r Rankin, as stated in the Evening Gaz- ments of the army in that Territ-i-" ^ atpt to turn or ps it had f and its p and wiortantwork was o, foot, de..
:' . .. -. t- .. ,, ._ _...,]. .-. ,,u a.,:....v m urn o pas io n n ItteO, nn is tra-t'rn -o.r'"-a--Fi.. ha....,ail....
.^ ._...*:*--.. .-"_ t*Lte, he having died some years ago) and after a brief Col. ^ -l ts the bearer of despatches from Gov. ticability was unascertained ; the hostile chief' were uncommon tact and skill but extraord
.. ... : f .: .. 'o^* ** ._ ilogy moved the customary testimonial, w -.-'. Call to the Department at Washington. distmntly heard by the friendly Indians nenourainf and presence ofmid."
', .. ......1 -.;- '** -.. .. .n ni ou l ....e to. ... .;. ... . M rHn p I n. Friday y. N ovem ber llth, the arm y, com posed of t .' *their w aflers, w ith assurances that the w whites w.ould z ^a, m y dear, said Singe, "bef
S. "'',: ^/,;' _.',, ''.'--..._- _--"-"- announcedd trhe weath of his col esf Geora, also s Tennessee Brigade, about 950 strong, ot about 3a( not pass-, and appearances all led to the same concl- Slahjust put doWn to the fire my ..g
., ..... .AT .....5.. IT .... ... ... made a similar motion wa^-1..* I Jonn conee and regular troops, 200 Floridians, and the re ent of sion. he officer in commandosenaed gown tough am going to d o
ITTRo ch asas a unanrmousl agre red ek volunteers of about 600 warrrs, marched, frm decided' the attempt should not be made at so late don t wlh to catch my death of cold,
BOSTON, T s,- Fort Drane in pursuit of the enemy. On the 12th, the an hour of the day, with an entire ignorance of the out the um and powder-blue and dc
al Ik~k l-ate, ... i In on Thursday, the Chair presented army encamped within three miles of the Withlaco, 9- country behind, and they accordinorly withdrew their maig-gl
MON=)AY MOaNING, DEC MBER 12, 1836. ^ from several of the Departments, which chee, and opposite the point where the passage of thee men. after cat1ying off the dead anda wumded, they re- "eLaa! bamuel, 1 am so flustered, ye
..... suallyaccompany the President's Message, which river was attempted on the 15th of the precede g tied without molestation from the enemy, and were she returned with there
The 2Xcw Cabinet.-.-There have appeared ih usually yere ordered to bmp lad on. the table, and to be printed, month. then ordered. by the commanding General to form in and placed thm upon the table I am
pers some speculations on the subject ae. e Mr. Ewing gave notice that he would, at the next The regiment of Creek volunteers, then support d the adjoining field. discovered.
composition of Mr. Van Buren a'"a :S .aie tting of the Senate, ask leave to introduce a bill to by the greater part of the regular troops, the whole In this last affair, our loss was considerable, compared "Fidd]e-de-dee--don't tell. me," fetus
p...se. f hnet, anJ we have -rescind the treasury order of July last, relating to the under the command of Colonel Pierce, crossed the riv. with any previous fight besides the heroic Morier tw0 sappin i fingers, why, you look h
pu-l.shed .rom the o Commerce, a paragraph ,! sale of public lands, er with no opposition from the enemy, but at immense of the Creek Indians were killed Captain Rose, of the reau^- Tenl:1h1eh !ncramp, Plenty
naming the per ---" writer supposes likelyI t o' On motion of Mr. Hubbard, it was resolved that on danger and peril from the intrinsic difficulties of the Marines- Commanding a company in the same regiment,
be appoi -' .. I Monday the standing committees be chosen, passage, the river, although about four feet lower than "^ i~yerely wounded in the thigh. Five of the regu- those little sesitive ladies that turn
-r ed to the several departments. aT ere is At .t ir enton introduced bills providing for the selee- o v e athe t i
Mr etnitoue il rvdn o h ee-on the former visit of the army,'presenting still a.hnogt fars were lkilled, and seven of them n'woundeituigwr ad esro l~hns o
sentset but one vacancy in the cabinet, and the bcang T j e ion of sites for,' and the construction of' fortifications, formidable and dangerous obstacle. it Was about 220 captainn MAITLAND. The Tennesseeaia ined a o and blue spots--mind the blue spots.
in the offices of President and Vice President does no.t, the establishment of a western armory, increase of the yards wide, deep at al points, and swimming for about .f'one killed, and eight wounds. Seven Dials as you go along and we're s
necessarily-make any. It is supposed to be a desirabh : army, &c. &c. 50 yards, with a dense swamp Po nitber bank. Four of The loss of the enemy was ascertained f6fle ten left You may alo drop hints to'he neighbou:
...... e th n to introduce Mr Rives into th( Mr. Walker introdweed a bill, to advance one million the regular troops were drownded in effecting its pas- dead on the field from which they were routed; fifty at Soyn g tea litl bbe i ere s
oojecA withte mpartytoitoueM.Rvsio hZPywrr
je w" te of dollars to the States 6f Mississippi and Alabama, sage. least i ust,,have fallen in the conflict. g
-and n'he Department of State; but it can nno exasdth
cabinet, and i t pa o S from the two per.cent. fund, for the construction of a On a report that trails of the enemy were discovered t The 6rmy having now exhausted the last day, that a small auepan flled with water, and t
hardly be expected that Mr. Van- Buren will displace, rail road from Brandon- in the former state to Cahawba on the opposite bank, the Commander-in-Chietcrossed could be spared in pursuit of the enemy, without in- ly on hob to simmer.
hi .. np-rnal and nlitical friend, Mr. Forsyth, to make on the latter. the river with the mounted men, under commaid4 of suringaeChUial starvation, was compelled to return (othe In the meantime, somewhat fortified
room--for i m. Weknowofnoo pethe p- Mr. Grundy gave notice of his n o to ask leave Col. Warren. No enemy, however, was found -t it hn fe th or h
r'oofionr thitmm'.Vewoodburyk~now Owill be atotY rom ts ,to introduce a bill to amend the judiciary of the U.-. cove had been deserted for some days by the b oostile marched the next day for Volusia, where supplies had Patpareduberself to g of f hdropiceh
T,reasitry eat ment M Itdr whll bee daispacedpresmet"a I n S theHos eM Whtlee ase h.cniea Indians,. whose trails were discovered leading g into been lpreviously ordered, and which it reached on the praieothya ^ but an-tmd erson Asucientos
Ophowaitionte ahohawtp;norpparWnodobuornngofwheliftbde. efoe tin astmach adromw goatoncSttttes.oo
Treafnry Department. It has been said., we presume In the House,-Mr. Whi-ttlesey asked fhe considera- Ochlawaha and the Wahoo Swamp; no appear;ilee of morning of tile fifth day. Before this latInac a 1*1^" l-ie osiniu
not without some authority that the Attorney General. tion of his motion of Monday last, fbr the immediate recent habittion or cultivation was visible, been .undertaken, the troops had been for some days on
n L u, :*t1re, although ;i n appointmentt of the standing committees of the House, The left division, under Gen. Armstrong, e ncoun- half rations, all the corn exhausted, not grain was lefta
s p t rie o he ni e opposition from the enemy in crossing the for the wagon horses. These privations were borne by pa were any thing but satisatory, "
asplitica iend of the Presdentoo elect, obUtheWeconan The first question was on the 'amendment of Mr. creek to the negro town. the troops with the' utmost patience, and even cheer- die e day li ne a grasshopper 1 ts
hardly suppose there is any good ground for the con- Wercer, that the absence of a member should work no The creek was deep enough to swim their h orses; fulness, from the anxiety to protract the contest aslong- ready day, lash arras I plu
lecture, that Mr. Gaston will succeed him. It is to be, disqualification to be appointed on any committee. Col. Trousdale's regiment crossed it, burnt two well as possible. eoe l a C"
=etrta r atn il-uc d fe We heart-hatt s ,t--noisrnnow at mout
Lopea that the Department of War will fall in the hands Mr. Whittlesey briefly opposed the amendment. built negro or Indian towns on the opposite side; after We learn tha, the-army is now at Volusia, receiving dwn-t 'li o."
-oper wh o ha some capacit da r o i Mr. Harper remarked, that Mr. Mercer was absent which the brigade retreated to the camp near the :river- ample supplies of provisions and that fresh horses are
of a person who has some capacity for the discharge of or 'he would probably withdraw the amendment, as he From the report of an old and infirm negro, left at this, being transported to that point, to enable it speedily to Left to himself the barer straight
the important duties of that office, (Tv. fr. H ) has heard Mr. Mercer say it was unnecessary, place by the enemy, it was ascertained that they had enter ipun another expedition. The Tennessee brigade mmself i s lng bed-gown, and enuue
; ". _,. ,., p.. no w that almost all the members of the House had ar- fled for the Wahoo Swamp on the approach of our ar- whose'term of service will expire in this month, are a carefull blechd night-cap, which he
The Express Mil-. This establishment has thus tar oi ,ed, my, carrying with them all their property and corn.--eagerly looking forward to another fight with the erie- chin. And now, drawing forth a powder
proved, at least as far as the part of the country this l The amendment was then negatived, and the origin- From the same source we learnt that, at the previous my on the Withlacoochee, at which point it is proposed gerly Variegated the. surface of his cour
side of New York is concerned, an entire failure; of al motion carried, affairs on the 13th of October, at the river and the to embark them for their return to their homes. Should azre-spots, and seizing the looking-glass
no utility, and causing only vexation and disappoint-' On motion of Mr. Evans it was ordered that when creek, the loss of the energy had been at the first 13, Gen:Jesup, of whom nothing had been heard since his srty examined the result.
nomutrit. ant pr esg o b v c d at N o w eHouse adjourn, it adjourn to meet on Monday next. and at the last 33 killed. arrival at Tampa, be in a condition to follow up our hiThe e of the door inerted into th<
merit. It profess to be connected a New York with Mr. Davis of Indiana, then rose, and noticed in a Dispositions were then made to pursue the enemy in-, bloWojT the Withlacoochee and Wahoo into the very hmfrom a rvere into which he had tkll
the steam boat mail for Providence and Boston. This. f!celing and appropriate manner the death of Mr. Kin- every direction, by which he could possibly retire., heart of which"our trails will conduct him, the result ing up, h sprang up stairs with the agi
at the present season, leaves New York but three' r lard of that state; and after the adoption of the cus- Col. Pierce, with '250 of the regulars, 'the Creek. may Rrove decisive.- The enemy. weakened, defeated, iey, and was enveloped in the bed-clothes
days n the week, and at 4 o'clock, P. M. When it tomary resolutions for wearing mourning in respect to right, and Col. Warren's, mounted men, were ordered and dispirited, can offer no effectual resistance to the It was Mrs. ine who now entered
leftanSaturdayu l, E mail,; w ,s due. ';he memory of the deceased,- the House immediately to pass'out of the Cove, by the only practicable outlet fine army commanded by that able officer. On the alone.
left en Saturday last," the Express mail, which res due. djourned. in that direction, and. after fally exploring the country tetdOnther h nd. h s ofl the e1st, there dispersedand reaso tiosl dslh osing l Slas h difgue ron iedt
~~~~~~~ ther hand. should- the enemy have dispesdadr-"Wlhv olodSah.'eidt
there at 3 o'clock, had notarrived. The contents of Neither house sat on Friday lastL south and'west of the river, re-unite with the army treated on the night of tie 21st, as there it
the latter of course, instead of reaching here as they about the 19th oi20th, near Dade's battle ground ; the to supose, from the numerous small trails discovered ecoverid-
ought yesterday, will not be received until this even- Maryland..--The Electoral College was organized by Commander-in-Chief reserving the river, marched by our spies on the 22d, all conveying into one large i I he Samuel (la how shocking
y the appointment of Geo. Howard, of'Anne Arundel, as: with the Tennessee brigade, two companies of artillery, traitlading to the south and east; the route expected he has sent you some physic ;( and the
ing. On Friday, we learn from the New York papers, President, and Joseph H. Nicholson, Clerk. The Elec- and the Florida footmen, and with the whole wagon 'tobep-Srsued by Gen. Jesup, from Tampa Bay, i is as she spoke, drew from beneath her
'the Express mail did not reach there until 6 o'clock; to rs were all present but Mr. Purnel, to cast whose vote train, in search of the enemy, on the north side of the hopeql mayjbring him in contact with the flying bands, botle ot medicine. It must all be take
and on Thursday, one of the days of the steam boat the College elected Mr. Pratt, of Prince George's. The river, and towards the Wahoo swamp; both divisions in an open country, where their destructonwill be in- ha bt belher omin, if heandedt
mail, it did not arrive until the following morning.- ten votes were then given for Gen. Wm. H. Harrison, marched on the 16th ; on the 17th, about noon, a large evtable. a
idents atrthe u c o of Ohio, for President, and John Tyler, of Virginia, as party of the enemy was discovered near the line of Qov. Gall's health is yet very feeble,but he continues for I mean to die in half an hour ; as for
Correspondents at theI let t rswl e fr arde ice President of the United States V march of the main army, encamped near a hammock, to struggle against his disease, and to sustain himself, that be thrown down the sink, it may do
illbefowaredineMssori-Te ofiia mjortdoftheVaeBreoTh.sirtnr fbrt f Tnnsseevluters
late o what days their letters wirst regiment of Tennessee volunteers, under Col. in the midst of the most laborious duties and trying diffi-
regular course from New York to Boston. By thel E lectoral.ticket over the Union ticket in Missouri is Bradford, then constituting the regiment, under the culties.'. He let Fort Drane jusl after his recovery from He can t be here before the afternoi
present arrangement, if there is no failure, letters from a, certained tobe3604votes immediate command of General Armstrong, was in- a danger us fever, and soon after had twice to swim the wife ; "e says he has other patient
present arrangem "k d of course with lUinois.-Official.-For the Van Buren Electors 17,- stantly detached to attack the enemy, then distant the Withlicoochee, and to encamp in the Cove without o more importance than you. Mr lchn
the South by the express mail charged ofcourse with) 5 otes ; for heUnion ticket 14,292 votes, about 400 yards. The enemy, though surprised, had tents, and almost without fire, in cold rain weather.- dren are a lyn dangerously ill of the
triple postage, are delayed in New York four days in drkansas has chosen Van Buren Electors: So says time to withdraw themselves and a portion of their His spirit and zeal fbr the service sfistains him in a
every seven, until the coming upof the ordinary mail; a letter received by the Editors of this paper from that property into an adjoining hammock and swamp, wonderful manner, midst the greatest sufferings and "Oh malon't saso, Sthe poor
and taking the last'week for an example, it was also t 3tate. where they awaited the approach of our men, who privations, under an extreme prostration of bodily nohi don t sa t there they hav
detaine two days of the other three, by a failure to Mississippi is now the only State remaining to be advanced rapidly to the encounter. Before the troops health,.dbdwt
deaniein esned e or.W ae osqetwo leard from.--Yat. Intelligrenctr. could disnioujit they were received with a severe fire 'do-sc lseig-alterltl 'e
aViw in season at New York. We have consequently Virginia.-The Legislature-of this State assembled from the enemy; the fire waspromptly returned. The Fire.-Yesterday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, the roof "Which I should have done," interrupt
had but one Express mail within the last seven day,, on Monday. 'Stafford H. Parker was elected Speaker of fight was vigorously maintained by the enemy firing ofea large wooden building, in Fifth-street, South Bos- riously, "if tha nt been fbr Fize
by which, any communication from Philadelphia, Bal- the Senate,/and Linn Banks Speaker of the House of from their covert upon our troops, but upon a charge ton, at some distance from the bridges, took fire nea ikt w ff his headw r
timore or Washington could be received in anticia,- Representatives. The majority for the Van Butes being ordered and promptly execcutedby our men, in tile
tion of the ordinary mail. This is the fruit of the sys- tcket in this State is 6,893 votes. most gallant manner, the enemy precipitately fled, t he chief bney, ands the building was destroy y e t s f cthe b ar e ren d istr uly wh
leaving twenty dead in the wood, and all their horses occupjie.4 by. Messrs. De whurst & Ivers,'asalretnsn fciiu tt enee[hmtuya
tern in the present favorable weather. What may r/e There wap an error in the copies of the President's and baggage. Other dead, and a great number wound- ware-and sheet iron factory. Most of their stock, which It was iot until the approach of eve
expect when the actual winter commences ? Message first received here-the statement of the pub- ed, were carried off by them during the fight, as indi- we Understand was insured, was also destroyed. A ''lyoupe Slash made it convenient t
lie expenditures for the current year being printed cated by numerous bloody trails. The pursuit was to the barber's dwelling. A professions
The twenty-three electors of Virginianon .Wednesday | $ 000,000, instead of $32,000,000. continued' by our men waist deep in water and mud, S mall unfinished dwelling house, also owned by them, door apprised the conspirators of his arrive
last gave their votes for Mr. Van B~uren for Presidenst, h elh h President, judgingr from the ecoru- as long as the traces of the enemy could be followed, contiguous, was .considerably damaged. Loss in all down stairs very slowly," cried the bar
and William Smith, of Alabama, fot Vice President.--: pleion ofvarios leter fomWahngon mstb At the beginning of the action, two companies of: fi-qm .4 ,to $.3000. A man, whose name we did not whisper, as he huddled into bed and lai
Thi w bliee etrmiesth pinttht r. ohso ;rather worse than better. The impression seems to be,. the 2d regiment and the companies Of spies afterwards, learn,but who was said to be a baker, was run over by ad be sure, nimediately th dooroper1
w ill not receive a m ajorsty of the electoral votes or : that he w ill not long survive.- -^ Y C orn der. wer det ^ach d to th e le t o c ut of t er etreat of! th tw o e tigies n i leg s and thighs ba dlly bruised i ~ ~h n en l ,gi 7 h
Vthe twesty-three e Y Electors ohe Virgini oonTedy.-, 11 utifinise heronaione of On ,ut ls nastone killhed, cd0 ountented ale- dlttle beforehand. oentlyed nnotl"
of few York, lfrtutt were gTven oncty weduecc to ;t wed ovoft $3 .r00,0rovidenc e.--We, 0satH d a byw days By an intee p tion and t wer v e of

lastforMarin an Brenas present an Rihar .. soth .nc.-Bythebar Naarin, Cpt.offcersandmenbehyeFridtaty utostspirt"a Wendunderstanhe cr" thataft roGen. orSlk ttgenoeclamedeas e'acened'
M Johnon as ice Prsident Danie H. Bisell.one \ urraythe edtors o the A mercil Advetiser ave inrepidiy.aAttr bligingessel, klledoadywounedtonBaconthetntehadhosailExctefringntSingear-wded alabdyeMistongatismposyblem

th elector, wa api te to .._ deiv r+oneofh er- a file of the Gaceta.Mercantil, of Buenos Ayres, to the the army moved four miles on its route, and encamped,- rived at that port 7th inst. having fallen in with the Su- the fact," thought the barber, as with a
tiiae of th elcto toh Vice President, at thet 29th ef September inclusive. They contain the official On the l~th, the Comnmander-in-Chief, after leaving" a nasnigcodto,2 nt in a.4 20, discomposed his, /e.a tue +-n, i nto a m~ir,.
unae 1ueciu ~ reports of' the evil fortune that has befallen the insur- the wagon train under a strong guard, marched, at thie tusan71n asnd okin conditione2 lstin lat. 40e 20, Iogi ragmet an rmlnr wie h
seat of government, David Munro was appointed to de- gents in the Oriental| Republic, and in Chili. In the head of" about 550 Tennesseeans, all under the immedi- rud 1, an took of th cati an crw tiy
liver another of the certificates to the District Judge, former, the attempted revolution was completely sup- ate command of General Armstrong, into the Wahoo.i The Galazy fy Pearl.--An arrangement has been Entering the apartment the prudent lee(
ande a nmit o tre a pointed to deost the.,( p. ressed by a succession of victories, gained over the Swamp. About three miles from the camp, they effected with Isaac C. Pray, Jr., of the Boston Pearl, a respectable distance from the frail wree
thid acertifctte of there, Post aOpointe. Thi ommitetee, arou insuresnt ate ythe government ores struck into a-large Indian trail, which led to the left, by which that paper will'be united to the Galaxy, to that lay before him. "You must get
thr cricaeitePotOfc.Tscmm T hee, latest intelligence from these last, gave informa- through two dense hammocks. The enemy, on our be issued under the title of "The Boston Pearl and think," said he, addressing the widov
after a short absence, reported that they bad discharged tic that, divided into three bodies, they were in hot approach, were found to have just deserted the position, Galaxy." once more peruse the features of my poo
the duty assigned to them. :- pursuit of the three insurgent leaders, Rivera, Rana, having set fire to their houses, which were then burn- By this coalition of papers and editors, a very large acquaintance." .,., ,
The~~~~ ~ ~ ~ Manfl.osasebe nWdnsa tu and Lavalle, whe had fled in different directions, rag. list will be created, and the receipts will be suffcient to "hLr "amsgoned the de
TheManeElctrs ssmbedonWedesayat -', The attempted insurrection in Chili was got up in Before our troops had received their final orders to enable the Publishers to fulfil extensive plans for the sobbingf partner retired to do the bidding
m n.ta and chose R. W illiams, President, and C. W ^- B Peru, by certain Chilians who had been exiled for politi- advance,they .... ...were saluted with a tremendous fire along interest of their paper, ...... while an addition of talent will "1 .shall ...be, discoveredd, sure enough- -cu r

7ES. ."
rried on in cau-
that the reader
wrong side of
themselves to
and his wife de-
-ustomed haste,
ed in the small
ng.each visage
at some mighty
nding not only
inary firmness
rore you go to
htcIp and long
)f the cholera I
and mind, get
don't forget the
u don't know,"
Iquired articles
certain I shall
ned the barber,
alfa widow al-
of cramp, dou-
curled up like
somersets in a
stick to cramp
Think of the
ure to succeed.
rs-they won't
some guma into
placed it care-
by the encour-
nd, Mrs. Singe
)wever, sundry
s, and venting
woman," cried,
soul these ap-
do as I bid you
41 you-I can't
,ll make myself
ick up a good
a Leetle more
ways invested
d himself with
tied under the
.r-puff, he gin-
ntenance with
, with anxious
e lock aroused
fen, and, start-
ility of a mon-
s in a moment;:.
the apartment
he barber, can-
in the edge of'
Tou look !) and
careful woman,
shawl a large
mn directly."
Singe. He
see me alive,
the physic let
) good to some
ays ago." .
on," answer
kts to attend
neumon's chil-
scarlet fever."
ied the barber,
ed me."
innocents had
been at death's
ads shaved"-
)ted Singe, fu-
Oh! Kezia,
How 1 should
Here the face
rich in its pre-
mning that the
to find his way
l knock at the
al. "Now, go
roer in a timid
id himself" out,
ns, you set up
d practised a
Sthe sense of
;selt that these
p of'Slash was
iat skiliul cht-
What dead !
"He doiibts
violent effort
e ghastly de-
cunning scru-
eh maintained
kof mortality
me a light, I
v. "Let me
ir and worthy
ceased, as his
of the doctor,
se the fellow's

terhouse, Secretary. Their votes were of course for D cal offences. They obtained a ship and brig-of-war, that their whole frontvfrom the opposite hammocl. After be made to the Editorial department, which will not 'u ,,, .
Van Bu re tand Johnson 10. Monteagudo and General Orbegoso, and intended to exchanging shofs with the enemy for a short time, and fail. it is ;roped, to ensure variety and spirit.-Galaxy. "Andso thou art goe my little barb
Van Buren 10 and Johnson 10. a a descent upon the'coast of Chili. The crew of slowly advancing'opon them, on receiving the order to General Vance, the Governor elect of I, has mets intote ossenb art ofSa
Mr. Wallace MeWilliams, one of the electors of the Monteagudo, instigated by two of their number, charge, our troops crashed forward with a shout to the wih a severe accident. On the 4th-ult. the clothes of whihheti ee tan l
named Zapata and Rojas, rose upon the officers, and, wood, and were soon closely engaged in a deadly com- withhinalassevere accidyt gonehetomorrow
ennsylvana, came nan n, y )taking possession of the ship, were resolved to give her bat. Nearly at the same moment, a heavy fire was aebi, w v bbirlvwnr nh li b mmiaR s etocsnile, cab k lh en s i c t eand
take in the returns from three of the counties, of h up to te Chilian authorities; but when off Valparaiso, opened on both flanks, and soon after a large party of in b his e s, to us ast over a candle.
christian name, which was written William, instead of on the 5th of August, they were fallen in with by the the enemy-at least 50 in number-boldly threw them- i b h h so much so aBle e xclaimedteocrai
Wallace. This deprived him of 3500 votes, and left his Peruvian brig A quiles, which fired upon the Montea- selves in the rear: following tle courageous example them. His wife was also much injured,cove h ea and leanigafrardot
vote but8 or 900 above that ot the Whig ticket, gudo, and the latter thereupon surrendered. She was of their comrades in the front, the horsemen on the, riously. It is supposed thegirlIrecov th
t to 0 vh t W g carried into Valparaiso. The Aquiles had been despatch- right and left quickly dismounted and charged into the v.Y EI e o must have been a new stage ofthatfe
Imports and Exports.-It appears from the report of td in search of the Monteagudo by the Peruvian govern- wood. The action was maintained on all sides with THE CONCORD MONUMENT.--The readers of the Ga- noting like it hasyetcome under my no
the Secretary of the Treasury,that the ascertained and es- foent, at the request of the Chilian, the ship being Own- great animation and effect, for about 40 or 50 minutes, zette will remember that the Rev. Dr. Ripley gave a extraordinary metamorphosis of the facial
ete Secreta of importeasuring the yarcending on d e ed by Peruvians. when the enemy was driven at all points; a small corn- piece of land, on condition that, within a given time,os he takemyphysic ?"
timated amount of imports during the year ending n the apt. Paxton, of brig Admiral, arrived last evening panyofmen,commanded by Capt.Fletcher,beingled off it should be erected a monument in commemoration of He did, Sir, sighed the wife and-
30th of Sept. last, was $173,540,000-an amount con- from Rio Janeiro, reports that intelligence was received from the left flank, charged down and dispersed the the first action that was fought in the revolutionary "es."
sidefably exceeding the imports of any preceding year. there, on the 20th of'October, from tio Grande ; it an- enemy in the rear. struggle. For such a purpose, no local c d" i nt
The exports of the same year, as ascertained and esti- nouneed the total defeat of the insurents in that pro- The enemy in front were driven completely through moeapprtashelntusienstesotn
ar e $year, of asce1,a5ned of vin-.e, and the, capture of the leader, BentoGonsalv the hammock,and pursued so log as they cod be seen which the first of' the enemy fell. a suspiciously prolonged gaze "Very e:
mated, are $121,789,000, of which 101,105,100 was of andmany of his followers.-N. Y. Com. Adv. or heard, after which, they retired in good order to the On Tuesday last the corner stone of the monument he repeated, "very, very-but, andhetu
dmsiad2,8,0offrinpout.Tee-field, bringing off their dead and wounded ; our loss was laid ; on which occasion an impressiveadapo oad h inoadpiigtecn
domestic, and mp ,ot 4,000 ofhfor g ptsducts Theex-0.Mr, Leigh.- It will be seen by an extract from the was three killed and fifteen wounded. The enemy left priate prayer was made by the reverend ddondr.tThenof p oT rands,,igtdau;lwa icnesarte wwdia
cess of imports over the exports is $54,751,000. Virginialegislative proceedings, that Benjamin Watkins dead on the field twenty five, and others were doubt- monument, when finished, will be creditable as well as gently. Make yourself easy, my good
noent nopcinag at the mint from L igh has resigned his seat in the Senate of the United less carried off; of their wounded we could form no ornamental to our town. The material is ggrat l hd a eoeeafc ghdmtowe elhs ai a aot l tieeblt e t lbeeeaeo .als
The .Mint--The amount ci1s t teinfrNov. States. In doing so, however, we rejoice to find that estimate. This was really a most brilliant affair. The model anl obelisk ; its height will be about.5fet:hemnhsbndo.Weael rs,
the 1st of January of the present year, to the 1st oA Nov. .he has not been governed by any other than private enemy could not have been less than from 640 to 700 base, which is square, is a large block, 5 feet broad, here to-day, gone tomorrow.
was $3,619,440 in gold, 2,877,000 in silver, and 22,634 c-onsiderations. He has repudiated, most distinctly, the men : at the same moment their fire covered our entire and about 3 in height. On the west side of the next Which I mean to be,or my name isnc
in copper, making a total of 6,519,074, in ten months, miserable Jacobin heresy of the right of instruction, and front and both flanks, while a large party openly ex- block is inlaid a slab of white Italian marble, on which the barber, slowly rising as he heard t
The Secretary of the Treasury states in his report that errtered, a manly protest against it.-lb. hibited themselves in the rear. At this point of is engraved the following laconic, but modest and us- close upon Slash,"and catch me trying tl
the branch mints will probablyrbe completed by the 1st satthias, the I I Prophet."-We learn that this notori- ground in the centre of the field, occupied by the Gen- assuming inecription : again 1 thought that sharp pointed can
oftJunenext. The amountwof gold coined since thenew ous personage is now in Baltimore, and-will it be eral and his staff, the balls were distinctly seen and ON T HERE haele the secret out."
crainin, The nt of Of the cfed.ited ?-that he has actually found some followers heard to strike and cross each other from three sides ON THE 19 OF APRIL, "Well, I.think the worst is over n
valuation in 1834, has been near $10,000,000. Of the among the mass of our population !-Balt. Patriot. -at the same moment. The extent of the ground and WAS MADE ,,
whole amount of gold coined before that date, about the open order taken by our troops, together with the THE FIRST FORCIBL1E RESISTANEroadsleushvahtebiesp
Escape of Lyman Rathbun.-A handbill issued from success of our charge, alone prevented the enemy from TO Bards Il get rady my wooden proxyBRITISH twHFRrsh a1
12,000,000, it is computed that not more than 1,000,000 the office of the Buffalo Journal on the 3d inst. an- ,hinintor a dec.ideadvantafre from their Dnitinn dr _ON aHE p ONJV'DT1 A XT block and Stand, with my oldest ight-ca

her," apostro-
f his walking-
muel's fifth rib,
ve must all die,
v. Oh, here's
sing the light
?-toe, while he
defunct, "this
arful disease ;
)tice. A most
organs. Did

,nd indulged in
extraordinary "
trned suddenly
dtestick in one
ie pressed fer-
woman; be as.
or that worthy
nothing last-
ot Singe," said
he street-door
his experiment
e of his would
ow," resumed
returned to the
?per, and after-
think the wig-
p, and dressed


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17. DOJ the Mint and the Currency.
On thetsubject of the Mint and the new coinage, the
Department is gratified to state 'hat, by means of addi-
tional approriations, of improvements in machinery,
and of an ample supply of metal for coining, through
the fortunate remittances to tlis country of the French,
Spanish, and Neapolitan indemnities, in gold, more,
money has been, and will be, coined during tht present,
than. jn any previous year since the foundation of the
Government. The -whole amount, from the lst of Janu-
ary, 1836, to the 1st of November, 1836, has been in
gold, $3,619,440; in silver, $2,877,000, and, in copper,
$22,634. The su'ms transferred to the Mint in aid of
thee coinage, under a clause in the late deposit act,
have amounted to $700,000. When the annual report
of the Director is made on the 1st of anuary next, a
* Wremwinute account of all his operations, with his views
on these transfers, will be presented, accompanied by
such suggestions for further legislation on the subject
as his experience may lead him to consider useful.
The Mint and its branches would, in my opinion, be
more efficiently assisted by means of appropriations,
rather than mere transfers, to supply fully and promptly
the additional coinage, wkich the additional wants of
the community may from time to time require. The
Department is .still convinced, for reasons formerly
urged# on the consideration of Congress, that a gold coin
of one dollar in value might ,be very convenient and
useful to the public in many of the ordinary transac-
tions of society. The branch mints are all in progress,
and will probably be completed by June n6xt, and their
machinery at a still earlier day. The coinage in them
can commence immediately after their completion, if
the proper appropriations are m the mean time made,
.and the proper officers appointed.. The greatly increased
quantity of gold now existing in the country, amounts,
probably, to upwards of $15,000,000. For this, we are
chiefly indebted to the new valuation of our coin, though
some influence must be ascribed to the efforts made by
the General Government, and most of the States, to
suppress the circulation of small bills, as well as to the
favorable condition of our foreign exchanges since 1834,
and the policy of ordering home the foreign indemnities
in gold, and encouraging public payments to be, in part,
made with this kind of coin. At this time, the abun-
dance of gold here is such as to have produced increased
facility in distant specie operations, and it is becoming
more widely and beneficially diffused over the different
sections of the Union, to the greater accommodation of
most classes of people.,pa.rticularly in travelling and ex-
changes, and to the permnatnent improvement of our cir-
culating medium. The -amount of' gold coined since the
new waluation in 1834, has been near $10,000,000, and
has exceeded by one or two millions the whole amount
coined in the thirty-one previous years which had
elapsed, after the mistwentinto operation.- The amount
coined during the past twelve months alone is greater
than that during the- whole of the first sixteen years
after its establishment. Another important and gratify-
ing consequence which has resulted principally from
the present policy and system as to the currency, has
been, that, of all the gold coined before August, 1834,
amounting to about $12,000,000, probably not 1,000,000
dollars then remained in the country; of that small
amount only a very diminu'ive portion was in active
Indeed before 1834 our coinage of gold was of little
benefit except to purify and prepare the bullion for ex-
portation and for the use of foreign mints.
But the great mass of near 10,000,000 dollars, since
coined, undoubtedly remains in thecountry, and an in-
creased and increasing proportion of it, is in active and
convenient circulation. To promote this desirable end,
a larger portion than usual of quarter eagles has been
recently struck, and the whole number of gold pieces
of every kind made since the beginning of the present
year is about 1,00,0000, and almost equals the entire
number coined during the whole forty years previous
to the new coinage. The-change in the amount of specie
of all kinds in the country, during the last three years,
is highly gratifying, as'an earnest of a more solid basis
to a paper circulation already too large in proportion,
and as a security not only to those classes who are most
safe in the employment of a metallic currency fobr all
common purposes, but to the banking institutions them-
selves in periods of panic and unfavorable balances in
foreign trade. The whole specie in the country in Oc-
tober, 1833, when the public deposits were removed
from the United States Bank, did not probably exceed
30,000,000 dollars, and the portion of this in banks is
not supposed to have exceeded 26,000,000 dollars; while
now the whole specie in the country probably exceeds
73,000,000 dollars, and of that the portion in banks is
believed to be over 45,000,000 dollars, leaving 28,000,000
dollars in active circulation.
The paper circulation within the above period, has
also been greatly and :unfortunately enlarged. From
about 80,000,000 dollars, which was then the supposed
aggregate after deducting the large amount of 20,000,-
000 dollars for notes held in different banksit has prob-
ably risen, and chiefly within eighteen months past, to
about 120,000,000 dollars. But thllis increase, though
great, it will be seen is not half so great a relative in-
crease as has taken place in the whole specie in the
country, nor quite as great as has happened in the
specie in the banks alone. Computing that the paper
in active circulation in the UTnited States has generally
averaged about two to one of specie on hand in the
banks, and was, in October, 1833, about three to one,
or near 50 per cent. over the usual proportion, the com-
parative amounts of specie at the several returns, from
1833 to 1836, presented a very favorable change, had
become greater than the vsual proportion, and even
now, in all the banks, taken as a whole, are somewhat
improved since 1833. But they have much deteriorated
the last year and a half. Again: While the whole a-
mount, as well as proportion of specie in the country,

is much greater than it was two years Pgo, and the pro-
portion is ample for the paper circulation in several of
the banks and States; yet it is manifest that many in-
stitutions in other States have of late departed more
widely from the proper and safe proportions than their
pecular location or advantages for business, however
favorable, might warrant on sound banking principles.
As some illustration of the general changes on those
points since 1833, the following brief exhibit in round
numbers, and in a tabular form, prepared partly from
actual returns, and partly from estimates, may be useful.
DA--s. PapUr in active Specie in active Specie in
circulation, circulation. banks.
Oct. 1833 80,030,000 4,000,000 25,000,000
1 Jan. 1834 76,000,00o, 12,000,000 27,0)0,0'U0
1 Jan. 1835 82,000,001} 18,000,000 43,0o)0,000
1 Jan. 183i 108,000,000 23,000,00,0 40,000,000
1 Dee 1833 120,00J,000 28,030,900 45,000,1)00
At all these periods, except the firstof January last,
twenty millions of paper have been computed as issued,
but not in-active circulation among the people, being
held by other banks, and so far considered as equiva-
lent to a deduction of a like amount from their own
circulation, liable to be redeemed in specie. On the 1st
of January last, the amount so held was about thirty
two millions, and in July last the active paper circula-
tion was also probably some millions .larger than it now
is. This exhibit makes the whole active circulation of
both paper and specie, about $6 50 per head of our
whole estimated population in October, 1833; about
650 in January, 1834; about $7in January, 1835;
about 8 50 in January, 1836; and near $10 at the pres-
ent time. Though this is a less proportion of circulat-
ing medium than is now usual in the countries of Eu-
rope. which are most commercial, and where specie is
more used than bills, yet it is a larger ratio than has
ever been supposed to be necessary in the United
States. considering the character of two or three ,mil-
lions of our southern population. The average here
has usually been about $6 per head. Nor has the
amount ever before 1811 been supposed much to exceed
$5, and at no time since has exceeded about $7 per
-head, except under the excessive paper issues towards
the close of the late warf ,y which, in 1816, it was es-,
timated to have reached $1 per head.
While our country.has, orf late years, become more
commercial and weahhy,,'td- has a larger portion of'


well as loans, to supply the wants of such an extraor- paid, while some receive an amount disprdportkoned to
dinary crisis, and which there is good reason to believe, their situation and labors. t
(however large a proportion of specie fortunately exists In connection with this subject, and in addition to
in the country, and which may tend sooner to avert former recommendations to Congress, as well as the
Athe usual evil consequences from the above state of valuable repe:t on the safety of steam boilers, submit-
things,) will produce much distress, embarrassment ted at the last-sessi&th from the Franklin Institute, it
and ruin, before this specie can be duly equalized, the seems proper to urge earnestly for consideration the
excesses of paper sufficiently curtailed, and the exorbi- necessity of some provision for the more careful man-
taut discounts gradually lessened to their safe and prop- agement of steamboats navigated under papers fiom the
er limits. This increase of' about forty millions or one custom houses--subjecting their commanders, and in
third of the paper circulation in a year and a half, is a suitable cases their owners, to the forfeiture of their
sudden and great fluctuation, which never could occur papers, and other severe penalties, in cases of careless-
in a currency entirely metallic, and which would prob- ness or neglect, destructive to property or life.
ably during the past year, as in 1811, have been much The security of the public money would be promoted
greater, had not the larger proportion of specie now in in many cases, by requiring bonds from district attor-
the country, and the increasing disuse of' small bills, neys, through the hands of some of whom large sums
operated strongly as preventive checks. pass, in collections, without any collateral obligations
But even now the excess 'has been sufficient to con- being given for the indemnity of the United States, as
stitute the chief cause for the artificial augmentation in required in most analogous cases of public officers.
prices, an unnatural stimulus to speculation, and a rap-1 The act in respectto insolvent debtors, the execution
id vascillation in the regular modes of doing business, of which is placed in the charge of this Department,
which cannot, under.sound views of political economy, expires in June next, and the propriety of the further
be too greatly deprecated, or their recurrence too care- continuance of its provisions is suggested to Congress.
fudly guarded against. These sudden and great vibra- The four first instalments due under theFrench treaty
tions in the value of property, labor and debts, however have been paid in Paris, since my last annual report.
produced, or however flattering to many at first, are in The sum claimed by our agent, and by this Department,
the end dangerous to all classes, as well as ruinous to exceeds that paid by the French Government in the
commerce, and every species of regular industry, amount of more than a million of francs, and the. dif-
But should paper issues, according to anticipation, ferenceis now the subject of correspondence and ne-
continue to be reduced, as during the four months past, gotiation. What was actually paid has been remitted
by the natural and conservative reactions ofcommer- to this country in gold, and divided among the claim--
cial causes, at home and abroad, and by the general, ants. From the rates of exchange and price of gold,
wise, and increasing discontinuance of the use of small it was deemed most advantageous to the claimants to,
bank notes through State legislation, and provisions of i have it sent home in that form, though a direction was
a similar character and tendency by Congress, as at the subsequently given to substitute bills of exchange or
last session, in the general appropriation act, and in the other modes of remittance, if more profitable, but which
deposit law, and by the diminished receipt of all bank the agent did not find it expedient or beneficial to do.
notes, the last few months at the different land offices The third instalment ot the Neapolitan indemnity,and
for the sales of the public domain, a sounder and less i the first payments due on the inscriptions under the
*artificial state of things will ere long return. treaty of indemnity with Spain, have also been since
The prospect on the subject of the currency is, discharged with punctuality, and remitted here in a
therefore, on the whole, becoming more satisfactory, similar manner, under similar instructions.
even without further legislation. But if all the States Various other topics suggested in the two last annual
would unite in repressing entirely the circulation of reports to the consideration of Congress, and not yet
small notes, and in rigidly restricting all paper issues, the Department would earnestly, but re-
so as not in any case to exceed three to one of specie spectfully present again to its attention. Among them
on hand, which would be about two of paper in active may be more particularly mentioned the reorganization
circulation to one of specie on hand, and would add a of this Department, and the change in the commence-
few judicious limitations on the amount of discounts as meant of the fiscal year and of the annual appropria-
compared with the capital and deposites, and on the safe tions.
kind of security to be taken for them, with the require- Several other subjects have received proper attention,
ment of frequent publicity of their condition in detail, which are connected with the official duties of the Treas-
and of rigid accountability to periodical examinations ury,or have been specially devolved on its charge; such as
by legislative authority, the timune is not distant when the repairs of the bridge across the Potomap, the survey
our currency would become quite stable. Indeed, it of the coast, and the manufacture of weights and meas-
deserves consideration, whether, under such circum- ures, not only for the different custom houses, but for
stances, the whole monopolies of banking might not, each State in the Union ; the appropriate sites for new
with public advantage, be entirely abolished, and the marine hospitals; the practices pursued in other coun-
banking privilege, under the above general restraints, tries as to the transportation of their poor citizens hither
securities, limitations and requirements, might not,par- who have been burthensome for their maintenance ; a
ticularly if the personal liability of' the stockholders is digest of the returns and condition of State banks near
superadded, safely be thrown open to all. January first, 1836 ; the sums disbursed under each ap-
A larger amount of tax or bonus to the States would propriation made the present year, and more detailed
probably be thus collected, without any increase in the exhibits of all the contingent expenditures of the De-
usual rate ; and, it is believed, that the interest now apartment.
paid by borrowers, would by these changes become at The most important of these will atan early day be'
an early date sensibly reduced. But without the most made the subject of separate communications.
careful and rigid restrictions, such a measure in this All which is respectfully submitted b"
country, whatever may have been its operations else- LEVI WOQDBURY,
where, would, under our different institutions and hab- Sec'y of t4e Treasury.
its, probably increase, rather than diminish, any exist- Hon JAMEs K. POLK,
ing evils in the currency. Speaker of the House of Representativet.
It is conceded that these disproportionate issues by I-
banking institutions, are, in fact, much more frequent DAILY ADVERTISER AND PATRIOT.
in regions where the number of banks is small, than
where it is large, provided their charters be similar, in
omitting prudent limitations. Because, in the former BOSTON.
case, there is less vigilance, caution, and correction,
produced by the jealousies and interests of rival institu- WEDXESDY I ORNING, UEC. 14, 1836.
tions to prevent excessive issues, and irregular and dan- it of the Bank
gerous discounts. The Curreney.-Mr. Biddle,the Presidett of the Bank
But the tendency to excessive trading, excessive of the United States, has published a second letter, ad-
credits, and rash enterprises, is so strong, and some- dressed to Mr. John Q. Adams, in whichihe discusses
times ungovernable, in individuals, and in some re- A discus-
spects equally, or more so in corporations, as to endan- the causes of thepresent pecuniary distress. A discus-
ger the stability of both banks and business, unless the sion of this subject, which atthe present moment is of
power to manufacture paper money is carefully re- such paramount interest, by one whose 11ll acquaint-
stricted and wisely regulated. The present amount of ance with the subject in all its details, cannot be sur-
bank capital, as well as its increase for some years past, passed by that of any other individual, will be sure to
is another kindred topic of some interest. But space
does not exist on this occasion, fbr its full exposition, invite attention. Mr. Biddle assigns as th main cause
and at the same time, it is ifot very alarming, except of the embarrassment, the mismanagement ofthe public
where it has been authorized without proper limitation revenue, in the mode of executing the distribution act,
on paper issues, and without other prudent bank re- and the Treasury order requiring specie payments for
The whole bank capital in active operation, is com- lands. He illustrates this position in a very clear and
puted to have been over intelligible manner.
$200,000,000 in 1833-4 He remarks that the amount to be distributed will be
250,000,000 in 1835-6 36 to 40,000,000, in four quarterly payments through
And near fifty millions more has been authorized, the year 1837, of which about 9,000.,000 will be payable
most of which is supposed not yet to .be in full opera- in January next. This sum he says might have been'
tion. distributed without any derangement oftrade,and with- )
More facts will be exhibited on thesepoints, and pa- out the movement of-a single dollar in specie. '[o:
ticularly on the amount of bank capital in each State,
in a special report, soon to be presented from this De- show that it might be done, he shows that a similar;
apartment to Congress, concerning the detailed condi- payment was thus made, on account of the debt
tion of the State banks near the 1st of Jan. 1836. of the United States, in 1829, when the sum of
Had itnot been for large sales of American stocks $8,715,462, was paid by the Bank of the United States,
abroad, and the very high prices given there tfor our w n o t
principal staples,; a demand for specie, for export, would at a time of unusual pressure, $2,000,000 of it to for-
doubtless have arisen ere this trom our overtrading, eigners, leaving in the Bank, only $164,365 belonging
and have greatly enhanced the present difficulties which to the United States. He quotes the declaration of the
some of tihe banks now experience ehiefly from the Secretary of the Treasury to prove that this was done
great excess of paper in circulation. The comparative
value of specie being reduced by such excesses, the "without causing any sensible addition to the pressure,
evil would have been still more aggravated, if those ar even visible effect upon the operations of the State
excesses had not become somewhat diminished, and Ba nks."
specie had not become in greater demand here, in con- Mr. Biddle goes on to show that in the execution of
sequence of the circular, as to the kind of money re- t v, t o t pbi
ceivable for the public lands, issued by direction of the the depose law, viz. the distribution of the publicfunds
President in July last. This demand has contributed to such banks that no one should hold in deposit an

to retain and diffiuse it wider, and to make its great amount greater than three fourths of its.capital, and the
and early export less probable, than it otherwise would distribution to the several states, ought to have been
have been. The other objects of that circular were The true theory of the case, he says was,.
gradually to bring back the practice in those payments The true theory of the case, he says was,
to what was deemed to be the true spirit, as well as to let the excesses of the revenue in the several states
lettt-r of our existing laws, and to what the safety of be transferred in the course of trade, to the great com-
the public money in the deposit banks, and the desira- mercial points, and then to pay the states by drafts on
ble improvement of our currency seemed at that time those points. This he maintains would have been more
to unite in rendering judicious. -Ti :reason more in
detail, for the measure, are contained in the document alt' nfleous to the states besides permitting the de-
itself, of which a copy is annexed. (G) Our monied posite banks to employ the money usefully to the time
operations have also been somewhat attected by a few of payment; and in every stage of the progress, busi-
difficulties abroad, in the nation with which our com-
mercial intercourse is greatest, and whose monetary ness would be assisted, commercial activity stimulated,
system of late years, often beating with a pulse like and all parties be gainers. The Secretary of the Treas-
our own, is under influences nearly corresponding. ury, instead of adopting this course, has busied himself
Since 1833 the paper circulation in England is sup- in distributing the money throughout the states, with-
posed to have increased over sixteen millions of dot-
ars whilave inspecie possessed by the bankmillions ofhas do- out reference to the business of the different sections of
tars, while the specie possessed by the banks has di-
minished over twenty-three millions. The whole cir- the Union, the season of the year, or the course of trade
culation of private banks, joint stock banks, and the -thus making the whole revenue of the country work
Bank of England, is now probably about 152,000,000 against the whole industry of the country.
of paper to less than 26,000,000 of specie on hand; This measure, sufficient of itself to disorganize the
whereas in 1833 it was only about 137,000,000 toascient of ie ornize the
50,000,000 of specie, or now from five .and six to one, currency, was accompanied by another, which greatly
but then only two and three to one. Consequently, an increased the, mischief, viz. the order prohibiting the i
alarm and pressure have arisen there, which are operat- receipt of any money at the land offices except specie.
ing unfavorably here, though they have arisen not so The operation of this order, which Mr. Biddle regards'
much from an excessive amount of both the paper andanton abuse of power, if not of flagrant
specie currency united, as from the greatly increased as a most wanton abuse of power, if nt of flagrant
disproportion being quite doubled between the paper: usurpation, is explained with admirable clearness. Its
issues and the specie on hand by all the banks. What effect has been almost to suspend the commercial inter-
portion orf their paper was, or is now, held by each course between the Atlantic states and the westto pile
other, is not known, .but as the bills of the Bank of specie in the west, where it-cannot be used,
England are a tender by all the private and joint stock specie in the west, where t cannot be used
banks, the amount is probably large. Their banking while the Atlantic states are suffering for the want of
system, as a whole, with every supposed benefit to be it. He exposes, in a strong point of view, the absurdi-
derived from national bank, is believed to be under ty of the pretexts for this arbitrary measure. I
much more defective regulations, as to excessive issues, For a remedy for these evils Mr. Biddle recommends
excessive discounts, end secrecy of condition and pro-se
oeedings, than is our own in most of the States of the a removal of the cause of them-an immediate repeal
Uriion. Indeed so unsatisfactory has been its opera- of the Treasury order, requiring specie for lands, and
tions, that they have recently become the subject of the adoption of a proper system for the execution of
parliamentary inquiry, which it is proposed to resume the distribution law. If the Treasury will not adopt
and push much further at a subsequent session. these measures voluntarily, he would have Congress.
8. Land Office. these measures voluntarily, he would have Congress.
Immediately after the passage of the law at the last command them. We shall publish the letter in our

City El6 tion.-The annual election of City Officers
took place on Monday, and resulted in the choice of the
entire Wh ig ticket for Mayor and Aldermen, by a ma-
jority ofa'oout 800 votes. There were two tickets in
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The Election of President.-The aggregate of votes for
Electors of President and Vice President, in all the
,States, according to the computation of the Journal of
'Commerce, taking the estimated majorities instead of
the number of votes, in the States of Missouri, Alaba-
-ma, Mississippi, Indiana and Arkansas, and an estimat-
,ed majority of 5000 for the State of South Carolina,
-which chooses its Electors by the Legislature-is as fol-
lows :-For the respective Whig tickets, 668,171; for
tthe Van Buren tickets, 686,223: Van Buren majority,
Mr. Poindexter.-The Natchez Christian Advocate of
tthe 10th ult, says-"Early on Tuesday he became comn-
.posed enough to give directions in regard to the povis:
ions of his will, making his wife, who is now in Lex-
in.gton, Kentucky, his sole legatee. His property is
-worth probably more than two hundred thousand dol-
:lars. Since that timd the hopes of his medical friends
:have been wavering. He has more than once seemed
-to be on the point of dissolution, but has rallied again.
'There can be but one feeling of deep sympathy for his
,severe suffering. There is a strong probability that am-
putation will be necessary in his fractured leg, should
.he recover strength enough to warrant the operation."
Schuylkill Coal Trade.-During the present season,
the shipments of Coal from the Schuylkill region a-
mount to Tons, 336,053
In 1835 the amount was 335,685
1834 i 226,692
Lehigh Coal Trade.-Up to the 7th inst. the ship-
ments this season, from Maunch Chunk, amount to
146,000 tons.-Philad. Com. List.
Comparative Statement of arrivals, tonnage and set-
tlers, at the port of Quebec, during the years 1835
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Difference, 53 30,200 15,933
Quebec Gazette.
Expressts.-The President's message was brought
from Worcester to Boston on Wednesday evening, in 2
hours-20 miles an hour The distance from N. Haven
to Boston, 134 miles, was performed in 74 hours. The
message was carried to Newburyport from Boston in 2J
hours. The Eastern Stage Co. run an express from
Boston to Portland with the message. From Topsfield
to Portsmouth, 32 miles, the trip, was accomplished in 2
hours and 5 minutes.
The Express mail, with the message, was brought
from Philadelphia to Trenton, 28 miles, by steam, in 55
minutes-from Trenton to E. Brunswick, 28 miles, by
horses, in 1 hour and 30 minutes-from Brunswick to
Newark, steam, 22J miles, in 35 minutes-from Newark
to Jersey city, horse, 8J miles, in 32 minutes. On the
last route, the horse of the express rider fell down and
went in alone; neither horse nor riaer receiving any
injury. Another messenger was immediately sent for
the mail bag. The accident caused a delay of about 12
An Express in Old Times.-On the 5th of Nov. 1799,
an express was published in the Boston Advertiser,
which had been received from West Point, dated Oct.
29. It was an important letter from Gen. Greene. In
1836, the President's message, which was delivered to
Congress on Tuesday at noon, in Washington, was in
Boston at 10 o'clock the next evening.--Essex Reg.
Capital Case.-A Magistrate's Court was held last
week at'Topsfield, before John W. Proctor, Esq. for
the examination of Miss Eliza Porter Bradstreet, a'
maiden lady, of a respectable family, on a complaint
made against her, charging her with the crime of Ar-
son, in setting fire to the dwelling house and buildings
of Capt John Rea, Jr., in Topsfield, a few weeks since.
The examination is not finished.-Salem Gaz.

Foundling.--About 8 o'clock, last Sunday evening,
a male child, about three months old, was found on the
-door step of Mr. Russell, baker, residing near Salem
Turnpike. The family of Mr. Russell humanely took
care of the infant during the night, and yesterday sur-
rendered it into the charge of the Overseers of the
Most Daring Theft.-About noon, on Thursday, Dr.
David Bernis took from the counting room of the Cabot
Company at CabotvillV, a package of $2000 in Boston
bills, to carry to Chicopee Factory. He laid it under
the buffalo of his wagon seat,-rode a few rods and
alighted a few minutes, to make a call; when he re-
turned to his wagon the package was gone. Bills were
immediately issued offering $300 reward. In the
course of the night, a boy about 15 years old was ar-
rested on suspicion. He soon confessed that he was in-
formed of the theft by another boy, who took the pack-
age from the wagon; that they examined the money
together and concluded that it would not be safe to use
any of it at present. At the request of the other boy
he secreted it in the garret of the house where he lived.
The whole sum was found there. The boy was exam-
ined on Friday and bound over for trial. His accom-
plice is missing.-Springjield Rep.
The name of the incendiary arraigned for setting fire
to the Whittlesey house, in Fleet street, is Ephraim
Saunders, a colored man, who had exercised the profes-
sion of a barber in State street. We learn that it was a
most deliberate and aggravated offence, involving hu-
man life, and shows the importance of our nightly
watch, through whose instrumentality the culprit was
detected. He stands committed for trial.
JVew Haven Herald.
An Inquest was holden yesterday morning before
Alex. H. Putney, coroner, on the body of Samuel Guy,
of Cape Elizabeth, aged about 62. He was found in a

This town is now about five minutes walk from Bos-
ton. The distance will soon be diminished, by the ac-
tive labor of the Boston and Lowell Rail Road' Compa-
ny. It is very handsomely laid out in squares. The
Main street,from the Point to the Colleges, is one of the
finest roads in the country. If it were macadamized,
and lined with trees, it would be greatly improved and
add to the value of property on that street We hope
the good citizens of the place will take this subject in-
to consideration. East Cambridge is destined to be one
of the handsomest towns in the vicinity of Boston. A
free bride is anticipated. There are now a number of
valuable building lots of land for sale at a reasonable
price. Land hoYders will do well to build, as there is
nt present a great demand for houses. The people will
doweli to '."n their attention to the rise and improve-
ment of East Cambr.. '. Boston is fast filling up with
people fro m abroad. '._ of emigration is rapidly
people from abroad in .AN OBSERVER.

Fatal. ccident.-On Tuesday last, M. ',noh Connor
of Peeling, was instantly killed a few miles t1.- th
place, by the breaking of the shackle bolt of the e
upon which he was seated. He was precipitated upon
the frozen ground, striking upon his head, and the
wheel passing over his neck--Concord, JV. H. Patriot.

BRIGHTON MA RKE''--MONDAv, December 12, 1836.
rReported for the D)aily Advertiser & Patriot.]
At market, 360 Peef Cattle, 1350 Sheep and 280 Swine.
PHI C s-Beef Cattle-A further advance has been effected, and
we advance our quotations to correspond, viz: a few extra at $7;
first quality at 625 a 6 75: second quality at 5 50 a $6 ; third qual-
ity at $4 a 5 25.
Sheep-We noticed the sale of lots as follows: at 2 25,2 38, 2 62,
$3, 3 50, and 3 75.
Swiine-In demand, and sales quick. A large number were re-
tailed, principally at 9 and 10 ; a few weighing under 50, at 10
and 11.
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ST. JOHN, KF. Brig Cordelia-74 tcs 47 bbls salmon, 18 do
herring, 1234 sea! skins,4 tonsjunk,2 do old iron.463 lbs old cop-
p;'r, 147 qtls dun fish, 30 do 1 bdl fish, 70 casks codfish, 6-bbls 1
keg sounds.
B 0 ST 0 N M A KE 'T'--Decemher 13.
A::les-Sales Pearls at 71 a 8c. But few Pots have arrived-
prices fully maintained. Dyewoods-Sales St lDomingo Logwood
$28 a 30, and Braziletto $S5. Flour-Geneste is in fair demand
at 10 37 a 10 50 fir com.rnmn, and 10 62 a 10 75 for fancy. Sales of
Fredericksburg and Baltimore Wharf at 10 75, 4 mo. Fish-Bank
Bodfish are selling at 2 75 ; Bay 2 50 a 2 62 per qtl. But few
Hake in. Sales Mackerel at 5 37, 7 37 and 8 37, for Nos 1, 2 and
3, and No. 3 separate 5 75. Grain-Corn standsbetter ; sales flat
yellow at 1 04, and white 95c, short credit ; Northern Oats 65c.
and Southern 55 ; Northern Rye from vessel 1 45 per hush. Goat
Skins-Sales 20 bales Calcutta 33 a34c each. Molasses-Further
sales Havana distilling 38c. Sheetings-A few hundred pieces
Russia unblleaclhed have been sold lower. Saltpetre-Sale of 500
bags at 51c per 11).
Sugar, Porto Rico fair, 34 hinds, 6fic V ft), 4 ms.
Cigar, Ha4wana, 150 Rl, $10 a I1 I M, 4 and 6 ms.
Tapioca, good 150 bags, 5 a 51 1f) %b, 4 ms.
Beans, foreign white, about 200 bushels, 1 45 a 1 62 Vi bu, cash.
Pipes, Dutch Smokine, 50 boxes, 31 a 35c t gross, cash.
Molasses, St Jago, 40 lihds, 391 a 401c f t gal, CO days.
Coffee, Havana, 15 bags,,1U1c ; St Domingo, 200 bags adv, 20
sold at 101c t ib, 4 ms, ss.
Iron, Russia hieet, 40 packs adv, 10 sold at 10c JP- Ib, 4 ms, ss.
Rio JANEIrO, Oct 14-The stock of Flour is reduced to 3500 bls
of old remnants, and the first cargoes of new will probably do
HAVANA, Nov. 26-Beef, jerked, Brazil, 13 a 14 rs ; New York
14 a 17 ; Canitles, momld, ql $17 a 19, sperm 39 a 42 ; Codfish, 50
Ib) $2 5' ; I"lour, Philadelphia 21 a 21 50 ; Mackerel, No. 3, 4 50
a 4 75 ; Molasses, keg 61 a 7 rs ; Sugar, assorted 7 and 11 a 101
and 141 ; white alone 12 a 14; Coffee $950 a 12 25.
CINCINNATI, Dec 3-Contracts for Pork to a considerable extent
at $5 per hundred. This may be considered the market price, and
a retrogade is more probable than an advance.-Cin. Gaz.
Sellers of Pork have given way, and the market is now pretty
brisk at $5. We think it probable that it will come down to $4 a
4 50. Live hogs are extremely abundant in the country, and the
price must coine down.-E. Post.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9--Business of' all kinds dull. Domestics
-Some export demand for Cotton Goods, and on heavy brown
descriptions au advance of a Jc. Stock very light. Coal--By
retail Anthracite has advanced $1 per ton ; stock small. Sales
Penn. Bituminous at 33c, short credit. Coffee-Market quiet.-
Sales Laguayra 12 a )2 'c, 4 imo. Diaper-Sale Russia at 2 25 per
piece, an advance. Drugs and Dyes-Sales Crem Tartar at 124c,
6 mo; Roll Brimstone, for another market, 2:J ; Refined Camphor
53; Nutgalls 271 ; Opium higher, $:31 has been refused for 7 cases
Turkey. Duck-$ales Imperial at 12 75 per pee. Fish-C'onsid-
erable parcels Mackerel changed hands at former rates. Flour-
No export demand ; receipts very light. Small sales good brands
$11 ; Genesee $11. Rye Flour scarce ; sales old at 7 25, fresh at
7 50. Fruit-Market dull and depressed ; sales Malaga Bunch
Raisins at 2 10 a 2 12a. Grain-l)einand for Wheat and Rye fair;
sales good red Ohio at 2 40, part to arrive ; white Dantzjc 2 25 ;
good Penn. 2 25 a 2 35 ; inferior Foreign 2 10. Sales Pa. yellow
Corn, good, 95c, very superior white 87 ; flat yellow afloat 88c.-
Oil-But little Linseed coming in, anid it is stored for higher pri-
ces ; sales in casksand bbls at 9-2c. Spirits-N. E. Rum scarce
at 47a 48c. Whalebone-Sale at 28c. Wine-Sales sweet Mala-
ga at 45 a 46c, on time. Coal Freights- Vessels in demand for
Eastern ports ; to Boston. current rate 2 25 per ton. Exchange-
On England 81 a 8!.-Coni. List.
MOBILE, Dec. 3.-Liverpool advices to Oct. 25 were received
29th ult. Sales subsequent to this were made at a decline of &c;
this was, however, not deemed by purchasers sufficient to-war-
rant healthy operations. '1 he transactions of the week will
amount to about 1900 bales, and taken principally for immediate
freight engagements, at 12&a 171 ; nearly all the transactions
which have come to our notice the present season, have been in
small lots, and generally to city dealers, the state of the rivers
being such as to prevent merchants in the interior from buying
largely ; considerable rain ihas fallen within the last eight day--
a rise in all probability has taken place in rhe rivers. Bale Rope
dull. Hay-quantity greatly reduced ; retail prices, $2 50, firm;
new would command $-2 by the quantity. Lime--no receipts ;
transactions are reported at $2 50 a 2 75. Provisions--market
well supplied. Mackerel-No. 1, $13 50; No. 2, $12; No. 3,
8 50. Potatoes-$3 a 3 50.--[R sister.
NEw ORLEANS, Dec 3-The' weather remains favorable for the
transaction of business, though unusually cold for the season -
On Wednesday night there was a slight black frost. Business of
every description is gradually improving. The rivers, with the
exception of tle Mississippi, are said to be low. Yesterday we
received advices from Liverpool to 25th Oct. Cotton-Receipts
this week 22,C56 bales ; stock 113.855. A further decline of t a
Jc from last week ; this perhaps may be occasioned by the high
rates of freights and the scarcity of money, which still continues.
Sales of the week 13,669 bales ; Miss 131 a 17 ; Lou and Miss 13,
a 16" ; W District 13, a 141 ; Texas )5c.,, The principal sales of
the week seem to have been at 15 a 154c. robacco-No demand
except for small and good parcels. Sugar-No material variation
from prices of last week, but there is very little demand. Sales
principally in small quantities, except those from the plantations,
and they vary little from 6c. We quote it in the city at 6 a 61c.
Molasses-Demand very limited. Freights-No variation in the
rates ; to Liverpool Id, Havre 2c.

hn the Timor, from Canton, Mr Geo Perkins, of Boston.
In the Harriet, at New York fhom nMalaga, Lieut F A Nevill,
Miashipman H Eld, and R W Steihfeldt.
In the Toronto, from New York for London, Mr Geo 11 Barrett
and lady, of the Tremont Theatre.

LECTURE.-The seventh Lecture of the Course will be delivered.
0:-THIS EVENING, Dec. 14th, at Tremont Hall, Phillipi
Place, by Dr. GAY. Suliject-Chemistry. The Hall will be clos.- .
ed at half past 7 o'clock, after which there will be no admission,.
** *Tickets for the course, one dollar, to admit a Gentleman an d
Lady, may be had of Parker & I)itson, 107, Washington st. ; at
the Counting Rooms of the Transcript, Mercantile Journal, alidi
the Christian Witness. d ]4
3- BOSTON LYCEUM.-The 6th Lecture before this fislmi-,'
tuition will be delivered by Mr W. H. Simmons, on THURS,-
DAY EVENING, Dec. 15th, at the Odeon, to commence t 7g
The Elocution Class hold their meetings on Wednesday cat,
nings of each week, at the Lecture Room of the Odeon-eritralce-
from the west end, in Franklin street. All gentlemen holdlil'
tickets to the course of lectures are entitled to the privileges of
the Class. At the next meeting an opportunity will be given ID
sign the Constitution. T. P. SMITH, Rec. F'iec
d 14 ,
"- MR EMERSON'IS second Lecture on the Philosophy of This-
tory, at the Masonic Temple, will he delivered TOMOB ROW
EV ENING, at 7 o'clock. Tickets for sale at Hilliard, C'ra- &
Co's and at Colman's. d 14
83- An adjourned meeting of the inhabitants of Ward. !No. 3,
will be held at their Ward Room, Cooper street, on T HU?,.DAY,
Dec. 15, at 12 o'clock, M. for the purpose of filling vacav.ies ex-
isting in said Ward for the ensuing year, viz : 3 Conumna Coun-
cil men, 1 School Committee, and 3 Inspectors of Flecti.ns.
d 13 JOSHUA S'7 E'1SO t, Clerk.

Dedication.-The Universalist meeting hou e at Essex, is to be
dedicated this day. Sermon by Rev. Thomi .s Whittemore.

in this-city, by Rev. Mr Dean, Mr C'aarles H. Almny to Miss
Elizabeth Spilliard.
On Tuesday morning, in St. Paul's CI turch, by Rt. Rev. Bishop
Griswold, Rev. Win. Warland, of Br' d-ewater, Mass. to Miss
Roxana Seaver, of Boston.
On Sunday morning, by Rev. Mr Ili igden, Mr Raymond Cole,
formerly of Warren, R. I. to Miss Hay mnah Harriet Howe.
In Charlestown, on Tuesday mnr ning, by Rev. Dr. Walker,
Master Commandant James Armstr ong, of the U. S. Navy, to

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Not- 25, off Stirrup Key, ship Elizabeth, (probably Eliz Bruce)
henrt for N Orleans.
Des 4, tat 33j, Ion 70, ship Orient, Bailey, 14 days from N Or-
leans for Havre.
Dei: 5, lat 34 45, ion 71j, sch Clara, Sweeney, fin Baltimore for
St Jo ins, PR.

OO,- (\' LBS. fiue anti middling Fleece Wool;
,UUU 2,500 do prime Saxon do do;
14,000 do pulled, from South American pelts, do;
19,000 do hand-picked Peruvian do;
10,090 do machine picked, black and white do;
50 bales Buenos Ayres do; 100 do Benggazi do;
30 do fine Smnyrna do; 23 chests prime Lengal Indigo;
10 do Lac Dye ; 13 do Shellac;
70 bales Munjeet; 23 do Senna;
1,000 pieces blue Nankins, extra fine;
1 15 cases medium and small Chop;:as;
10 do fiat folded Suchan Pongees;
2 do crossbarred I Handkerchiefs;
3 do Crape Shawls, assorted and embroidered
French Bombazinies, Italian Sewings:
3 bales Goat's Hair Cauntlts; 25 do Dutfil Blankets;
' 27 tons half clean Hemp, in lots to suit;
American and French Teazles;
200 bags old Sumatra Coffee; Nutmegs;
Metal Buttons, fioin the factory of'lves, Scott & Co.
made to order.
For sale by WM. WHII'INEY,41 Broad, corner Water street.
' d 12 ilm
129 BBLS. No 1 ROSIN-10 do No 2 do--600 feet LUMBER
1 -for sale by WM. TUCKER & SONS, 37 & 38, Central
wharf. Iwis d 13
WV HITE CORN OATS.-4000 bushels old white Corn,
4000 do Oats, cargo of brig Belisadius, from Baltimore, for
sale in lots to suit purchasers, by HORACE SCUDDER & CO.
1, Mercantile wharf. 1Ois d 13
SIG"NUM'IVITE.-493 sticks of Lignumvitm, landing from
brig Spy, forsale by LOMBARD & WHITMORE, 21, Com-
mercial wharf. Iwis d j
C ASTANA NUTS.-250 bags first quality, fresh Brazil Nuts,
now landing, and for sale by JACOB FORSTER, JR. 26,
Long wharf. epis4w n'24
R USSIA FEATHERS.-334 bale-s 1st, 2d and 3d quality ;
150 do white Russia Feathers, for sale by ATKINSON &
ROLLINS, 38, India street. isep3w n 19
SALMON, IN KErxa-Tongues and Sounds in do-.for sale by
S. E. HARDY & CO. 17, City wharf. istf n 30
SICE.-75 casks new, 91 wllole, 47 half casks fresh beat Rice,
Standing from brig Cervantes. For sale by A. U. LOMBARD
&CO. T wharf. is3w d3
BAItILL N.- American Barilla, of superior quality, warrant-
ed equal in strength to the best Sicily-for sale at 47, India
street, by J. L. (OARDNER & CO. epistt n9

0 S I IRON-50 toas,'fur sale 'Iy R. C. HOOPER, 20. Cen-

Ech Dirigk Ball, Franklin, Me.
Bch Asia, Doak, Prospect.
Sch Angel ona, Jordan, Saco.
Sch Mlerch ant, Goodrich, Portsmouth.
Sch Eastel a Star, Bartlett, Newburyport.
Brigs Here 'les, George D Wise, Nrw Orleans ; Junius, Parker,
Balticore Henrietta, M'Lellan, P,,rtland-Schs l,ove, Ebenezer
Twining, .leremie, Robinson & Plunmer ; Chas Appleton, Sher.
man, Nt-v Orleans, C Lane : Tionet, Willinais, New York ; Hel-
en, iv'Ke,i.ney, Path ; Mary Gay, Portsinvoth.
No tling belilcved to have sailed, wind E to .

HrtLinM-s' HOLE, Dec 12-Ar. schs Gentile, Harding, Hingham
for N Carolina ; Brandh, Philadelphia for Gloucester.
Pscetl by last night, a small sch. 34 days from 1'ara, (probably
the GeoEi -, for Lynn.)
Brig Ihawk, which struck some time since on Toddy Rock,
sunk and was afterwards towed into Hull, was brought to the city
to day, wmpported between two schs. the whole in tow of the steadn
ferry bm5. Maiden. The M. has in only a quantity of corn, the
other carq'o having previously bten got out.
Seh Alary, Cook, from Baltimore for Newburyport, with corn,
flour, rye and oats, which put into Norfolk 7th, leahy, has been
surveyed: and was disg 8th.
Brig tialtimnore, (of Baltimore) Chesebrough, from '"arseilles,
Oct 20, c,r this port, put into New York on S1unday, wilh loss of
fore topxail, main and jib boom, &c. anad crew exhausted : lost a
--n ( verboard Dec 7, while lying to cff flatteras.
seai -tira, Holmes, from Malaga tor New York, last from Gi!R-
Bri Stu "'-as spoken Nov 9, lat 34 10, Ion 56, reported ',.r
raltar, Oct.'ll, .- was probably steering in distress.
Bermuda, where sht. 'iverpool, reported lost on Tortug-.-,
Ship Tallahassee, from --
has safely ar at New Orleanrs. 'hiladelphia for New Ycrk,
Brig J L. HudginT, 'Turley, frcmn .- :-, in the Delaware, tli
with a gei,eral cargo, was cut through by .A House, but sub.
inst. and vas run upon the bank near the o- iI 'o
sequently slipped offhand sunk in lour tatlonms. -- ,-t on
Sch BaUtner, from New Orleans for Havana, has been ..-
the Color dos : crew and 14 passengers taken to Havana in bri
Delta. ['rhe reported arrival of sch Banner, Wild, at Havana,
was from a N York paper, as copied front a Havana paper.]
$1000 i :.sured on sloop Susan and cargo,at the American Office,
Providen cc. About 150Ou lbs clcese, the mainsail, &c. were saved.
The S. v -as boarded'.th, lat 40, lon 73 50,by the Siroc, at N Yolk,
water lo; :ged, and stripped.
Sch ~ Ilwin, of and from Argyle, NS. with wood, for Boston,
was wre eked on Cape Cod, Nbv 3, in a heavy gale, and David
Goodwill i, master, drowned, The passengers, irrcluding three fe-
males, g ratefully acknowledge the kind and hlumane treatment of
the peoj le at the Cape.
Spoke n, (by a sch whiclm passed through Vineyard Souni. night
of lltlt, Dec 7, barque Fortune, of and for Plymouth from Pacific,
10039 h Is oil.
Ar at New Orleans, 30th ult. schs Ellen, and Corine, Mobile ;
1st in it. ships Tailahassee, MeAney, Liverpool, 50 ; Talma, Dil-
.ingh tin, Bcrdeaux, with loss ofmizenmast ; MacedonJia, Weeka,
Havro-, Oct 16 ; Waverley, Phillips, Mobile; barques William &
James, Ewell, Liverpool ; Argosy, Plunrmr, N York, 16 ; Josc-
phin Johnson, Philadelphia ; brigs Roxbury, lPage, Marseilles,
()ct !I6 ; Raymond, Levensaler, Thomaston ; Cazenove, .corev,
Tairipa Bay ; schs Franklin, and Joannes, Mobile ; 9d,slhipsN Mich-
igan, Badger,'and Louisville, Palmer, N York ; Mersey, Webb,
Philadelphia ; barque Venice, King, Mobile; brigs Everett, Fitclh,
Ams terdam, 42 ; Zoroaster, Lermond, Tanmpa Bay. At Johnson's
Planitation, brig Ccrsair, fm Malaga. CIl 1st, grips Mlarengo,Lar-
kin, llavre ; Star, Glover, Liverpool ; 2d. Caletldonm, C brig; Caroline, Hughes, Havana ; schlls DI)iadem, and Helen, Mata-
motr.s ; Vanda, Gratton, Tampa Bay : 3d, ship Yazoo,Woodtilry,
N York. Towed to sea on or prev to 2eth, ships Nlajestcc, Clari..-
sa A ndrews, and Rockingham ; prev to 1st, Elizal)eth.
Ar at Mobile, 1st, sch Fancy, IBowes, Apalaclhicia ; 2d, Br
ships Dalhllousie Castle, and Margaret, Liverpool ; 3d, sch Rapid,
Could, Thomnston ; Time, Donne, Key West, wilhi passtenger.c of
rhip Ajax and their baggage. CId 1st, ship Georgia, Shackfojd,
N Orleans ; sch And Jackson, Foster, do; 2d, brig Two Sisters,
Ilari.hall, do ; schll Vesper, Trott, do.
At at Savannah, 4th a 5th, Ails barque Cero, N York, 15 ; brig
Cere s, Blanchard, Portland. CId 5th, ships Niagara, Pike ; Col.
chis, Knight; Susannah Gumming, Patterson, and Ocmulgee,
Leal 'itt, Liverpool.
Ar at Elizabeth City, 29th, scll Jolly Sailor, Pitcher, Bo-ton.
('Cd at Petersburg, Va. 1st, brig Principe Kohary,,(A74s) Trieste.
Ai: at Richmond, 8th, schs Thetis, Morgan. Salem ; Red Robin,
Martin, Portsmouth. Sailed, sch Bethel, Eldridge, Boston.
A r at Baltimore, 10th, brig Sun, Hood, Hamburg, 15th ult ; schs
Adain ms, Tobcy, Portsmouth ; Evelina, Gould, Eastlort, 22, was
bou: id to Philadelphia, but was blo n i off; Attic., Varina, Lultec,
10. Below, a Northern sch. ,ailed,ships Ulysses; StCloud,C('ol-
burr., Charleston ; brigs Atlantic, Godfrey, do ; Harriet, Collins
N O rleans ; sch Francis, Wing, Charleston (reported as cid for N
Air at Philadelphia, 12th, ship United States, Turner, Liverpool;
brig Bourne, Cole, Matanzas, 10 : schs Torch, Flynn, and Bru-
imet-e Brown, Boston. Cld. sch Texas, Wilson, N Bedford.
Ar at New York, 1 lth, barque Harriet, Flinn. Malaga, 50 ; brigs
Baltimore, Chesebrough, Marseilles, Oct 20, for Boston, put in in
distress; Chili, Hills. Madeira, 39 ; Adamant, Marshall, Mansa-
niUa, 23; Ellen, Clough, Portland ; Rupert, Curtis, Philadelphia;,
schs Penobscot, Gray, and Marion, Sawyer, Lubec ; Eagle,Crow-
,ell, Salem ; Etna, Stockman, Portland. Cld 10th, ships Havana,
-Ellis, Havana : Nile, Blanchard, Mobile ; Republic, Coffin, and
Hiah, Hammond, N Orleans ; Ilobt l)unlap. Scofield, Savanpah ;
trig: St Joseph, (Sp) Roux, Gibraltar ; San Antonina, (Sp)Halitax;
Vern on, Murphy, N Orleans ; Emery, Given, Mobile ; Cumnber-
land, Darling, St Joseph, F ; schs Rebecca, Bell, and Excel, Sel-
lew, N Orleans.; Cambridge, Hallet, Boston, Sailed, ship To-
Ar i .t Providence, 12th, brig Lexington. Perry, Philadelphia;
sch Ai 'onzantendi, Norfolk. Cid. brig Arkansas, Edmonds, St
Thornm; Sailed, slch Mayflower, Ring, Plymouth.
Saih -d from OwPs Head, 7th, brig lludson, Nourse,-Havana.
Ar a t Portsmouth, 9th, schs Morning Star, Hiram, Lydia, and
Otter, jBoston ; 10th, Telegraph, N York. Sailed llth, ships Mar-
gararet Scott, Lunt; Sarah Parker, Davis, and America, Hall, N
Orlean ; Glide; .chs Armada-, Lawry, Norfolk ; William, Frost,
Charle; ;ton.
Ar a t Gloucester, 9th, s.hs Franklin, Machias for N York ; 10th,
M'Don ough, N York ; sloop Elizabeth, Boston ; 11th, brig Cor-
nelia, York, Boston for Portland ; schs Conclusion, and Henry,
Boston ; 12th, Pioneer, Newburyport for do; Miner, Winn, and
Fredor tia, for Boston; sloop Mechanic, do.
Ar a11 t Newburyport, 12th, schs Angler, Sanborn, Boston ; Nun,
do. S. tiled llth, ship An'elo.
Cld a .t Salem, 13th, brig Curlew, Kinsley, Maranham.
LEFT. &c.
Sailed d from Malaga, about 22d ult. ship Gen Hodgson, Faulk-
ner, N York.
At B uenos Ayres, Sept 24, ship Chis Henry, Smith, Havana,
soon ; buigs Aretic, Phillips, Baltimore, few days ; Maria, Smitlh,
N Ycr'k, Idg Sailed 13th, brig Envoy, Dunn, Antwerp.
At i lavana, 2(6th ult. ship Aquetnet, Mohlier, fmn Bristol, RI.
Cld. b rig Planet, Kenney, Sisal.
Al a.t do 24th, brig Delta, Francis, Cardiff.
At Matanzas, 1st inst. brigs New England, Read, and Eastern
Star, Flrazier, disg; Emigrant, Smith, wig cargo.
Ar a.t Yarmouth, NS. 19th ult. schs Surprise, Ellis, Bostn ;
21st, Wentworth, Kinney, and Union, Kinney, do; 22d, brig
Pratincole, Rogers, N York (and old 29th foi St Andrews) ; scbs
Freeto wn, Stanwood, Boston ; 30th, Edward & Mary, Crosby,do;
2d insl. brig Milton, Cann, Wilminrgton, NC.

"' The Steamer PRESIDENT Captain Bunkefb
*. will leave Providence TOMORRUW, Dec. 1-,
a at 1, o'Clock, I: M,
Cars to meet the Boat will I -,ve the Depot at 11 o"lock1
Te e BENJ. FRANKIAN wvili leave on Sa:rdey.
SFor further information, inquire of R. L> Pua'-c'Ef 47, Court
street. d 14
A .New York J171h instant,
ia The fast sailing coppered packet ship LEONIDAS, P. H.
Field, master, will h. dispatched as above. For freight of
500 barrel, or passage;, having superior accommodations for 16
passengers, apply to BARNARD, ADAMS & CO. 41, Commercial
wharf, Boston, or to AYMAR & CO. 34, South street, N. York.
d 14
SThe packet schooner MECHANIC, Capt. Stoddard, will
sail as ahove Apply oh board, south side Long wharL,or
to ELIIIHU REED, 18, Long wharf, d 14
r The schr SPLENDID, Capt. D. G. Patterson, will sail as
above. For freight or passage, apply on board, at Mer-
cantile wharf, or to It. SCUDDER & CO. No. 1, new
building, on said wharf. d14
j The schr HUDSON, Captain Ryder, sails as above
IA from head Central wharf, 'north side. For freight or pas-
sage, apply to the muster, on board, head of Long
and Central wharves, to STANLEY, REED & CO. 10, City
wihf. or to E. WHITlON, at the Packet Office, India at. -i 14
The packet sch FAIRF IELD,Chase,master,will sail from
t South side City wharf, as above. Apply to Captain,on
board, orto S. E. IfA RDY & CO. 17, City wharf. d 14
S A low deck brig, built in 1835, of first rate materials,
length 83: feet, beam 24 feet, depth 9 feet, measuring 154
tons-a good carrier, and fat sailer. For sale low, to close a
concern. For particulars, inquire of WM. V. KENT & CO.
29, Long wharf. epis5t d 14
iOTICE.-The Consignee of 7 casks and 53 cases Teazles,
on board the brig Oromase, Capt. Vasselon, from Marseilles,
addressed to order, is requested to enter said goods and receive
t from the vessel, otherwise they will be placed in the Public
h-n : expense and risk. d 14
Store', "t h.
_Store, ., nersons are forbid harboring or trusting the
TOTICE-A brig Oromase, as the Captain or Con-
1 Crew oflhe Frenci. ir contracting d14
signee will pay no debts of tn, ntracting 14
OTICEis h.r.by given, that ""LIVAN & BARBOUR, by in-
OTICE is hre"y given, that nveyed and assigned
denttre bearing date the 26th Nov. c.. sined- in tr
all their joint and several property to the unite.. The inden-
for the payment of their creditors, according to law. *. the
tures may be found at No. 35, Commercial wharf, anrrn .
office of Lorings & Dehon. 39, Court street, where creditors are
invited to call and execute the same. All persons having claims
against the said firm are requested to give notice thereof, and all
persons indebted thereto are notified to make payment to the
undersigned. JOHN SULLIVAN, )
IIENRY HALL, i Assignees.
Boston, Dec. 14th, 1836. isep3w
SPANISH MILLED DOLLARS.--The subscribers are
Authorized to sell, to ,bs delivered in ten days, twenty five
thousand Spanish Milled Dollars.
d 14 ecpislw DANA, FENNO & HENSHAW.
Beans 48 baskets Mnccaroni; 8 cases Manna; 8 casks Ol-
ive Oil, and I ton Cork Wood, received per brig Amelia, from
Naples, and for sale by JOHN BROWN & CO. 19, Commercial
wharf, istf d 14
LEA.F TOBACCO.-40)0 bales Virginia leaf Tobacco, just
received, and for sale by STEVENS, FISHER& CO. 23 and
24, Central wharf.' is4w d 14

COTTON.--100 bales prime Mubile Cotton ; 100 do do
Georgia Upla-d do; 40 do North Carolina do. For sale by
WILLIAM TUCKER & SONS, 37 and 38, Central wharf.
d 14 2wis
B AItILLA.-30 tons superior quality Sicily Barilla-for sale
by ROBERT G. S;iAW & CO. 51,Commercial wharf.
d 14 eopis42w
.)RUNES.-300 boxes fresh Prunes, just received-for sale
.. by ROBERT G. SHAW & CO. 51, Gommercial wharf.
d 14 eoplw

To thie Honorable JOHN HEARD, Esquire, Judge of the Court
of Probate, in and for the County of Suffolk, in the Common-
wealth of Massachusetts.
THE Petition of PAYSON PERRIN, of Boston, in the County
o'fSuffilk. merchant, Guardian of MaryAnn Metiain and Ellen
A. Meriam,both of them dauighters of Levi Meriam,late of said Bos-
ton, merchant, deceased, and under the age of twenty-one years,
respectfully represents, that the said minors are interested in cer-
tain real estate, consisting of a piece of land, with the buick dwel-
ling house and other buildings thereon, of which their father died
seized, situate in said Boston, and bounded running, East on
Milk street, Southerly on Hawley street, West on land of heirs of
Calviti White, deceased, and North on land of heirs of James
Prince, deceased; that their mother, the widow of said Levi
Meriaim., deceased, is entitled to dower in said estate, and that
their two brothers, Levi B. Meriam and Charles D. Merlam, are
also interested in said piece of real estate, and are now of full
age ; that the said minors are interested each a quarter part there-
in ; that the said estate was appraised at the time of their father's
decease at the sum of nine thousand dollars, but your petitioner
now has good reason to believe that it would now sell for much
larger sum ; that said estate has been hitherto rented for the sum
of five hundred and fifty dollars- per year, on a lease which ex-
pires with this month, and said estate is now vacant, and your
petitioner believes that five hundred dollars worth of repairs will
be required on the same to render it tenantable, before it can be
again leased; that it must remain vacant and be unproductive
while such repairs are made, and may continue so for a longtime
till a tenant is found, and therefore that it will be for the benefit
ofsaid minors that their interest in said real estate be disposed of
and the proceeds thereof be Out out and secured to them on inter-
est:--Wherefore the said Guardian prays, that he may he author-
ized and empowered to sell and convey the same agreeably to the
law in such case made arid provided.

SUFFOLK, ss.-At a Court of Probate holden at Boston, in and
for said county of Suffolk, on Monday the twelfth day of De-
cember, in the year 18J6.
Upon the petition aforesaid, this day preferred by the above
named Payson Perrin, Ordered, that the said petitioner give no-
tice to all persons interested therein, to appear at a Court of Pro-
bate to be holden at said Boston, on Monday the ninth day of
January next, by serving them with a true copy of the toregoing
petition, with this order thereon, or by reading the same to them,
fourteen days at least before the said ninth day of January, or by
advertisement of the foregoing petition, with this order thereon,
three weeks successively, in thie newspaper called the Boston Dai-
ly Advertiser, printed at said Boston,the last publication to be two
days at least before the said ninth day ot January next, when and
where they may be heard concerning the same :-And make
return of his doings herein unto said court.
JOHN HEARD, Judge of Probate.

A true Copy.
d 14


MIDDLESEX, ss. To the heirs at law and all others interested in
the estate of CATHARINE GATES, late of Marlborough, in
said County, widow, deceased, Greeting:
WHEREAS a certain instrument purporting to be the last
will and testament of said deceased, has been presented
for probate to tihe Judge of Probate of said County, by EDWARD
PHELPS, the Executor therein named-
You are hereby notified to appear at a Court of Probate, to be
holden at Cambridge, in and for said County,on the second Tues-
day of January next, to shew cause, if any you have, against
the probate of the same.
Dated at Cambridge, this fifth day of December, A. D. 1836.
d 14 *C3 V ISAAC FISKE, Register.
MIDDLESEX, ss To mne neirs at law, and all others Interested in
the estate ofJAM ES STONE, late of Newton, in said County,
yeoman, deceased, Greeting:
WHEREAS a certain instrument purpoiming to be the last will
V and testament of said deceased, has been presented for pro-
bate to the Judge of Probate of said County, by JONATHAN STONE,
the Executor therein named-
You are hereby notified by order of said Judge, to appear at a
Court of Probate, to be holden at Charlestown, in and for said
County, on the third Tuesday of February next, to show cause,
if any you have, against the probate of the same.
Dated at Cambridge, this twelfth day of LDecemnhber, 1836.
d 14-*C3W ISAAC FISKE, Register.
Norfolk, ss. Probate Office, Dec. 6th, A. D. 1836.
THE Executorofthe last will and testament of ELIZABETH
JORDAN, late of Canton, in said County, widow, deceased,
having presented his account, in his said capacity, for allowance,
Ordered, That the said Executor notify all persons interested
therein that they may appear and be heard concerning the same
at a Court ot'Probate to be holden at Dedham, in said County, on
the first Tuesday of January, A. D. 1837, by publishing this order
three weeks successively in the newspaper called the Indepen-
dent Chronicle and Boston Patriot, printed at Boston.
d 14-*C3sW S. LELAND, Judge of Probate.
SACRED MUSIC.-Am-!ricat Psalmody, by Ives & Dut-
ton ; Ancient Lyre, by Zeurar; Boston Academy's Choruses;
Boston Academy's Church Music; Billings and Holden's Collec-
tion ; Bridgewater Collection ; The Choir, by Lowell Mason;
Christian Lyre, by Rev. J. Leavitt; Handol andl Haydn Collec-
tion ; National Church Harmony; Sacred Melodies; Stoughton
Collection; Social Choir, by Kirigsley.
Burroughs's Thorough Bass Primer; Caicott's Musical Gram-
mar; Cate"'s Treatise on Harmony; First Steps to Thorough
Bass; Guide to the Piano Forte ; Mason's Musical Manual; Por-
ter's Musical Cyclopedia-wiith many other valuable works, at
COLMAN'S Literary Rooms, .
14 1"21, Wahington street.
M USEUM FOR NOV.-Just published at 147, Washing-
ton street. OTIS, BROADERS & CO.
d 14
LACKIVOOD FOR OCT.-At 147, Washington street.
d 14 OTIS, BtiLOADERS & CO. Agents.
fTULWER'S NEW PLAY.---The Duchess de La Val-

.^rA ; RA O t 6 6t DA t~ tm|f.laK ASM tt^ *^ _.i
nHE IAIND)i3L AND HAYDN SOCIETY will perform the
(18th Decmiber; with a fitif Orehe.-tral accompanimeint.
Perfoiu'i'A4ces to c.);ntseiec-, at 61 o'cloioC precisely.jR othelebrated Irish o dian. Second
Ticl1t4 at 59 ceits each, to be oad at PIarker & Ditson's, and PO t 'cbrate ih Cneian. Second
at thm dor t'f the t111 tm li.i eVen il- of performance. Night of his Engagfni:ent.
0J` Memn'rs entitled to the usdal privilege, is d 14 THIS EVENING, DECEMBER 14,
COliET-.NO. 3. Will be performed, the Comedy of the
A SPECIAL MEETING of Comet Engine Co. No 3, of Charles- NERVOUS M1AN AND M1AN OP NERVE I
town, wiit be holden at their House THIS EVENING, (Dec. McSHANE, (the Man of Nerve) MR POWER.
14,) at 81 o'clock. D. HANNAR, Foreman. Mr Aspen, (the Nervous Man) Mr Johnson.
Vivian, -: Mr Gilbert.
XIT' BANK.-App.ications will be received at the City Burnish Mr Muzzy.
Bank for a Porter until Mionday next, 12 o'clock. Mrs Clackt,M -rs Gilbert.
S1 E AMrsClackit, W -A MrsCGilb
d 14 ELPiIALT WILLIAS, Cashier. After which, an original Musical Drama, called
SFreight or passengers will be taken on board a good yes- OR-THE BOY OF CLOGHEEJ,'.
sel, to be shortly despatched for Cape Town. Apply to Written by Tyrone Power.
S. AUSTIN, JR. 34, end of India wharf. islOt d I PADDY CAREV- MR POWpw

r The bark GANGES cami take 5 to 700blils. Apply to
d 13 3tis
FOR UIBRALT'AR, MARSEILLES, or any other Port in the
Z634 Mediternanhan,
The newly coppered ship AUGUSTA, Isaiah Higgins,
master, will sail in ten days. For freight, (taken at very
low rates,).or passage, having good accommodations, and will sail
as above, apply to JOHN M. MARSTON,4, Chatham street.
n 25 ists
,+ The first class brig CRONSTADT, will sail about the
S 15th inst. Freight will be taken low. Apply to EDW.
CABOT, 59, State street. epistl5th d5

FOR TRINIDAD D A CUBA--with despatch.
The superior fast sailing bark MADELINE, Capt. Ste-
S venson, will sail as above, and has good accomrmodations
for passengers. For freight or passage, apply to Capt.
Stevenson, on board, at Rowe's wharf, or at 38, India street, to
SOR HA. PANA-On T7'hursday, positively.
,2ik The fast sailing, copper fastened and newly coppered brig
I GRAMPUS, Captain Saywood, will sail as above. Will
take 200 to 300 bbls light freight if offered immediately-
For which, or passge, apply to J. J. VALENTINE, 15, Comr
mercial street, or to E. DAVISON, 32. Commercial wharf.
d 13 istf
jgAk The fast sailing, newly coppered brig COLUMBUS,
IM Pierce, master, is loading at India wharf-having part of
her freight engaged, will sail on Wednesday next, and
take steam at thl Balize. For freight or passage apply to S. R.
ALLEN, 110, Milk street. 4spis d 10
SThe superior, new, copper fastened brig LAWRENCE,
SCopeland J. Madigan, master, is loading at India wharf,
f her freight engaged, will sail on Saturday next,
having mos .. .. Balize. For freight or passage, apply to
and take steam at '.street. Stis d 13
S. R. ALLEN, 110, Mir .street- 5T S d 13T
The fast sailing brig SPY, E. Doane, i.ter, will sail as
above. For freight or passage, having good 0 ":comm oda-
tions, apply on board, at T wharf, or to GEO. CLAR&. 'C O
said wharf, istf d ,
-E The bark LEXINGTON, Tilden, master, will sail in a
few days. For freight or passage apply to J. KITI'REDGE
or J. WYMAN, Haverhill street. epis2w d 8
FOR SA,'qJAJN H-First Vessel.
The fast sailing brig ESTHER, R. Newcomb, Jr. mas-
1 iter, will sail as above. For freight or passage, having good
"'1 accommodations, apply to AM MI C. LOMBARD & CO. T
wharf, istf d 10

The new and superior ship CHARLESTON, D.Eldridge,
master, will sail us above. Forfreight or passage,havin, el-
egantly furnished accommodations, apply on board,at T wharf,
or to A.C. LOMBAIRD & CO. said wharf.
Freight for Augusta, Georgia and the intermediate places, will
be received hby the Agents of the packets in Charleston, and for-
warded by the Rail Road, free of commission.
Shippers are requested to seud receipts with their goods.
d 13 istf
FOR WIL.MI VGTOAN, N. C.-.On Saturday.
1V The brig-FRANKLIN. Capt.Dow, will sail on Saturday,
having part of her cargo now engaged and going on board.
Apply to WM. V. KENT & CO. "i9, Long wharf.
d 13 epistS
jfT The fine new packet schr GRAND ISLAND, Brown,
E master, will sail from South side City wharf. Apply on
'- board, or to S. E. HARDY & CO. 17, City wharf. d 12
%71 The brig CHICKASAW, Capt Eldridge,will sail as above.
For freight or passage apply on board, at Mercantile wharf,
to HORACE SCUDDER & CO. No I, new building,said wharf,
or to A. C. LOMBARD & CO. T whf. d 12
-c The packet brig BOSTON. C.-owell, master, will
sail as above. For freight or passage, apply on hoard, at
& Msrcantile wharf, or to JOHN H. PEARSON & CO. 44,
Commercial street, d 12
The packet schr RICHMOND PACKET, Ellis, master,
will sail as above. Apply on board, south side City wharf,
or to S. E. HARDY & CO. 17, said wharf, d 12
The packet brig PALM, M. Snow, master. Apply to
NICHOLS & WHITNEY, to the master, or to RICE
& THAXTER, 27, Long wharf, d 10
T'he packet schr TREMONT, Capt. Reed, will sail as
above. Apply on board, head of Long wharf, to NICH-
PHUS DAVIS, 13, Central wharf, or DANIEL BASSETT, J.r.
at the Packet Office. d 13
7 TiThe schr BOUNDARY, J. Shackford, master, sails as
I above. Apply on board, at the '1', or to L. CRACKBON,
23 & 24, Commniercial wharf, d 13
FOR BELFAST-With Despatch.
+:g, The schooner COMET, Jas. Young, master, will sail
Im as above. For freight or passage, apply to JOHN BEN-
SON & SON, 18, City wharf, orto the master, on board,
at E. Pier. islw d8
-f^ The good schr WALDO, A. Parker, master, will sail as
IMP above. For freight or passage apply to LEWIS & CLAPP,
18, Central wharf,or to the master, on board, opposite No.
18, north side. 4d 10
Wanted en charter, a good Vessel of 100 or 120 tons bur-
then, to proceed to a Southern port and load forthe West
Indies. Apply -to C. N. LEROY, Broad street, opposite Arch
wharf. 3tis d 12
+n, Thefast sailing bark NAUTILUS, Geo. Cloutnman, mas-
ter,216tons burthen. Please apply to the Captain, or to
M W. WORTHINGTON, 20, Central wharf, epistf d9

SThe fast sailing, newly coppered and copper fastened
ship NEWPORT, will be lAlUiched from the Railway,and
be ready to take freight In two days to any part of the
world. Inquire of JAMES DESHON, 12, Central wharf.
The past year th3 Newport has carried five cargoes,all of which
she has delivered in perfect order-one of them was a cargo of
Coffee, from Rio Janeiro, every bag of which came out in the
most perfect order. Any person wanting a vessel for a coffee
voyage, will be satisfied by .examining the vessel, as it Is believed
not a ship out of this poit, of her tonnage, has so large and well
secured iron knees, istf d 9
j A new Brig, built at Newmarket, N. H. of the best ma-
trials, and c',pperfastened ; length of deck 82 feet,23 feet
beani and 9t feet hold ; about 1601 tons burthen. Can be
ready for sea in all this month. Apply to GEO. P. RICHARD-
SON, Jr. 46, Long wharf. istf n 2

gFOR SALE-to cTose a concern,
P The copper fastened sclhr ISABELLA, 92 tons,laUnched
in November, 1831; is well found in sails, rigging, cables,
anchors, &c.-now lying north side Commercial wharf. Apply
to LOMBARD & BANGS, 16, Commercial wharf.
o 25 epistf
CHRONOIMETERS.-The subscriber has now on hand
and is constantly receiving direct from thIe most eminent
makers in London, a supply of their best MARINE CHRO-
NOMETERS, which are warranted to perform with great accu-
racy, and will be sold on favorable terms.
9, Congress sireet.
Personal attention given, as usual,to the repairing and cleaning
of Chronometers, and their rates accurately determined by astron-
omical observations. W&Sistf a 6
THE subscribers continue to cast Church Bellsof any weight
required, at short notice, and will warrant them to be of the
best quality, and sellthem at unusually low prices.
CopperDealets and Founders,
MWFistf 24. Commercial street.
GEORGE H. HOLBROOK has removed the place ot deposit
and sale of his BELLS, from Nos. 8& 10, Chatham street, to
No. 8, Long wharf, corner of Commercialstreet, where will be
constantly on hand and for sale, by JOHN BAKER, JR.
of all sizes, and of the first quality-warranted.
Orders addressed to JOHN BAKER, JR. at Boston, orto GEO
H HOLBROOK, at MNledway, Ms. from any part of the country
will meet with prompt at-tention. WFistf

Phil Tims, Mr Johnson.
Mrs Leary, Mrs Gilbert.
In the course of the Piece, a number of Songs.
To conclude with, 4'h time at this Theatre, a Comedy, called
Translated from the French, played in Paris, London and New
York, with shouts of laughter and applause.
Doors open at 6 o'clock-Performances commence at 6&.
0:jrOffice adjoining Dana, Fenno HIenashaw's,-Entrance
No. 8, Congress-street.
***Marine losses adjusted. W&Sistf-s 28
S removed to No. 4, Thorndike's Building, Congress-square,
adjoining the shop of Mr. Willard, Watch maker.

The subscribers respectfully inform their friends and the pub-
lic, that they have connected with the COURIER OFFICE, a
JOB PRINTING OFFICE, where orders for all kinds of PRINT-
ING will be done on reasonable terms.
Nov 30-W&Sis3w EBEN B. FOSTER.
hereby give notice, that they write on MARINE RISKS only,
for any amount not exceeding $20,000 by any one vessel.
Office No. 42, State street.

ISAAC SWEETrsB, Secretary.

eopis2m o 28

give noticr,thattheir CapitalStock, now invested according
to law, is
300,000 DOLLARS,
that they continue to insure on Marine risks against the perils of
the Sea, and on Buildings and Merchandise against the hazards
of Fire, notexceeding Thirty Thousand Dollars on any one risk.
JOHN K. SIMPSON, President.
JOHN STEVENIS,Secretary. epistf
REMO VAL5.-The Ocean insurance Company have removed to
the building formerly occupied by the United States Branch
Bank. is2m n 28
R EMIOVAL.-The Office of the Eastern Rail Road Company
IT and B T Reed's Counting Room, is removed from No. 1,
Commercial wharf to No. 92, State street, coiner or Merchants'
"ow. epislm n 7
1hEC')fVAL.-GORDON & STODDARD have removed to
R the new ranite Warehouses, Nos. 79 and 81, Mlilk street.
n 7 6wis
SAMUEL B. PIERCE A. CO. have removed from Union to
Nos. 51 & 53, Broad street, -'near Milk st.\ and are now open-
ing a new stock of EARTHEN, CALINA & GLASS WARE.
d 5, eis3$w-eopibMd31
NEWBOLD, of New York, have formed a Co.artnership
under the firm of NEWBOLD & CRUFT,
for the transaction of Commission Business in the city of rVleid
Messrs. Rob't G. Shaw & Co.
Josiah Bradilee & Co. Boston.
Edward Crufti, Esq.
New York. December 1st. 1836. eplw-eop2wis [d 5
EXCHANGE ON FRANCE.-30,000 Francs on Havre, at
6(0 days sight, payable in Paris, in sets of 10,000 each, for sale
by JOSIAH BRADLEE & CO. 34, India street.
d 9 epislw
XCHANGE ON CANTON--2000 Spanish Dollars, at 60
days sight-for sate by H. LEE, 39, India wharf.
n 28 episim
2000 BAGS Saltpetre; 600 do Ginger; 50 cases Lac Dye
20 040 do Shellac; 30 do Gum Copal; 15 do Pearl Sago ;-
6 do Borax, crude ; 9 whales Cow Hides ; 30 do Munjeet -for sale
by WM. W. GODDARD, 48, Central wharf.
n 26 epis4w
Y f( FHIDES, and 31,09'0 HORNS. cargo of ship Alirt,
30<,0 fr6m California, for sale by BRYANT, STURGIS
& CO. 57, Commercial wharf, istf o 20
SWEET OIL & CLARET WINE.---Now landing
from the French brig Oromase, from Marseilles,
200 baskets superfine sweet Oliv- Oil,
200 boxes superior St. George Claret.
For sale by GEO. RICHARDSON,
d 13 epistf 16, Rowe's wharf.
SPERM OIL AND CANDLES-4000 gallons Winter
N Oil ; 1590 dMo Spring do; 250 boxes Sperm Candles-For sale
by E. HATHAWAY& CO. 39, Commercial whf. 3wis n30
SAILCI)TFI-Of the Alexandrofsky fabric, hemp and flax,,
for sale by JOHN BROWN & CO, 19, Commerdial wf.
n 3 epistf
SALEM VEIN COAL.-500 tons Salem Vein Coal, war-
ranted equal if not superior to any Anthracite Coal brought to
this market-For sale by NATHAN W. BRIDGE, 9, Commercial
wharf, istf n 17
RYE-3030 bushels, just received per Trenton, from Trieste,
fW sale by SEARLE & UPIHAM, 79, Milk street.
n 30 epistf
RYE, BARLEY & OATS.-6000 bushels prime German
Rye, 1600 do dods Barley, 33) do do do Oats-in hags-daily
expected,will be sold to arrive. GEORGE A. GODDARD,
d 3 epistf 15, Union wharf.
BANGOR SLATES.-200 tons 16 by 8 inch, 100 do 14 by 8
inch Ladies, and 50 tons Imperial Slates, of the best quality,
just received and for sale by NATHAN W. BRIDGE, 9, Com-
mercial wharf, istf a 27
RIEFINED SUGAR,fromthe worksof the Boston SugarRefin-
i ery, in loaves,of various qualities, the finest equal to the best
English refined-crushed lumps,purified Muscovado, Molassesof
superiorquality,forsaleby JOHN BROWN & CO.
J 6 epist f 19. Commercialwharf.
IA700D.-200 cords Wood, in range-For sale by NATHAN
SW. BRIDGE, 9, Commercial wharf, istf n 17
CO FEE.-150 fl bags Puerto Cabello Coffee-for sale by E.
SATKINS, 13, Rowe's wharf. istf n 9,
'IAR.-1000 hblb Tar, for sale by JACKSON & DAGGETT
1 No. 7, India wharf. istf n 8
TVRF'"OTE.-100 lbs Kreosote, just landing, and for sale
AI. low, by LEWIS & CO.
d 1 is3m 118, State street.
O.ri n n FEET LUMBER, consisting of Cherry,
2 J50,00( Whitewood, Bass and Ash, in boards, plank and
joists, of all dimensions. The above lumber is of the first quali-
ty, and mostly under sheds, and will be sold on good terms, for
cash or approved credit, at Yaid No. 19, Essex street, near Boyls-
ton Market. MWSis6t n 19
MORUS MULTICAULIS or Chinese Mulberry. A few
thousand for sale if applied for soon, at No. 6, City Hall.
d 7 iseop6t
W ANTED-One or two Young Men from the country, to
work on the Farm and assist in managing the boys. The
requisites are an exemplary character, temperance, patience, per-
severance, some knowledge of farming and able and willingto
work. To such, good encouragement and constant employment
will be given. Those who wish to acquire a knowledge in the art
of farming in its various branches, particularly the silk business,
Would be preferred. Application accompanied by testimonials
fiom good practical men, may be addressed to the subscriber.
Superintendent Boston Farm School.
Boston Harbour, Thompson's Island, Nov. 30. W&Sistf
M AN SERVANT WANTED.-Wanted in a private
family, an American, who is a thorough House Servant,
and can bring satisfactory recommendations for honesty, sobriety,
and good temper. To such a man liberal wages will be paid.
n 22 epistf
Dwelling Houses, built in modern style, situated in La Grange
Place. The terms are such as offer a most favorable opportunity
for profitable investment. Two thirds of the oPurchase money can
remain on mortgage. Apply to J. S. B. ALLEYNE, 1, Joy's
Building. islw-ostf d 6
sold, about 7 acres of Salt Mamshu,situated in Quincy, (former-
ly Dorchester, called Squantum) late the property of Ezekiel Tol-
Also, several full blooded Cows and Heifers.
Also, 30 or 40 pasture white oak Timber Trees, standing in Na-
tick, from four to five feet in diameter. Apply to A. GREEN-
WOOD, near Dr. Codman's Meeting House, Dorchester, or Mr.
D. LANE, Natick, who will show the Trees.
n 29 W&Sistf

CHAMBERS TO BE LET.-3 Chambers and Loft, hav-
ing in it a large wheel for hoisting goods, in store 11 and 13,
Washington street, suitable for Dry Goods, Shoes or Furniture,
and would answer well for a Book Bindery or Printing Office.-
nquire at the store. TuW&Sistf d 6
mm nfl V lrfl 'flt RC XT- In1 -


0: First Nigfht this Season of Knowles's celebrated Tragedy, of e success of DA N AND PYTIAS on Frid.
ing last, and the numerous applications for its repetiti.3n, ful
THIS EVENING, DEC. 14, warrants the Manager in announcing it this evening/with ti ,
Will be ai ted, Knowles's celebrated Tragedy, called same powerful cast of characters.
V[RGNIU,- MB--- ---LBY. Will be performed, the celebrated Play of
Icilius, -A -MrW. I. smith. DAMON AND PYTHIAS I
SERVIA, MRS PELBY. Pythias, -- Mr. Harrison.
Gra l Castanet D ..:nee....................... by Miss Angelica. Hermoine, Mrs Greene.

Fam,:y Dance......... ........ ...................by Miss Fox.
Previous to the Farce, the Overture to GUY MANNIERING.
STq conclude with the Farce of
Mwor Pepper, Mr Snsiir.

Peter White, Mr J.W
Widow White, Mrs WV, H. Smiti
D:-Doors open .at 6 o'clock-Curtain-lses'at 6J.,"


/ ,R. J. WILLS respt'ctfully announces that in consequence
It of the unavoidable change of- performances on a former
Be nefit, by which many persons were disappointed, he offers his
na mie for a Benefit on FR1IDAY, Dec. 16.
An attractive Bill will, he trusts, meet the approbation of the
pu ,.lic. 4 13

No. 63, Union street, the celebrated PAINTINO of
Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple
P, tinted on 200 feet of Canvass.
Admittance to the whole 25 cpnts. Imis d 9
r pHE Exhibition of Colored Statuary is now opeft at Unjor
SI HALL, Union street-hours of exhibition from 10, AM. to 9,
P 9I. Admittance 25 cents; Children half price.
The Proprietor announces a limited time for the exhibition of
th ese Statues. W&Sis4w d 7

4 MANN informs his friends and patrons, that he 'is now
S. prepared to furnish Music as usual, for Private Parties,
B: ills, Assemblies, Cotillion Parties, &c. Application may be
m ade to M. MANN or W. B. WHITE, No. 3, Bath street, or J.
R MANN, No. 1, Fayette Court, near 403, Washington street.
n 9 W&Sis4w
respectfully inform the public that they can furnish music,as
0. pal, for th ills, Cotillions, and Private Parties, at short notice.
d< f-s left at A. B. Howard's Hair Dressing Room, No. 15, Howard
%t teet, Peter Howard's, 82, Cambridge street, or P.-M. Howard,
Jr t. Cambridgeport, will be punctually attended to.
mn 23 W&Sislm
,AANTED, immediately, a Master to teach the Middle Dis.
S' trict School in Watertown ; the same is kept during the
year. For furtherinformation, please apply to
JAMES KIDDER, JR. or Prudential
Watertown, Dec. 8. 3tisTS&W
SDANCING.-jMR L. STIMSOX gives notice, that he will
cc munmence a new quarter on FRIDAY, Dec. 2d, 6, P. M. at his
A academy, 33. Allen street. Terms oftuition $5 at entrance and
$ 5 at the close of the 24 lessons. eopis6t n 28
TREASURY OFFICE, lath mo: (Dec.)3d,.1836.
rP HE Commissioners appointed by a Resolve or the Legisla-
-. ture. passed October 30th, 1835, "to cause the Standard
V Veights and Measures of the Commonwealth to be carefully ex-
a mined and their inaccuracies corrected, or shall supply the
1 places of the imperfect Weights and Measures by new and ac-
Ce iurate ones, as they shall deem expedient," &c. having complied
'.vith the duties of their appointment so far as to have procured a
complete set of Troy Weights corresponding with those 6f the
United States-The Treasurer hereby gives notice that the said
Weights are placed in the hands of EDWARD HOWARD, Theatre
z\hley, who is deputized and qualified as Sealer of Weights and
i'eai;;:'ps for the Commonwealth, and to whom Officers of
B; inks are direu. e apply to have their Weights proved and
se aled agreeably tp the'47th section of the 36th Chapter of the
Ro .vised Statutes. HEZH. BARNARD, Treasurer.
d 6 lOtis

j a The Brunswick Land Company are prepared to make an
I'.i arrangement with a suitable person to take charge of the
Hotel now erectingat Brunswick, Georgia. Applications
to be made to the undersigned, who will give all necessary in-
fi irmation. Satisfactory recommendations will be required.
d 9 4tis EDW'D ELDREDGE, General Agent.
IJOTICE.-The Boston Laundry, at Newton, Is now open.-
S. The object of this establishment is to wash and iron FAMILY
(C'LOTHING, ant to scour BLANKETS, CARPETS, &c. Counterpanes
a id Curtains bleached or reglazed.
Clothing washed and returned rough dry, when preferred.
Orders left at the Office, over 165, Tremtnt, corner of Brom-
f, eld street, will be attended to, and wagons will call for and re-
tiurn clothing to any part of the city.
It is recommended that all articles intended for washing,
b e legibly marked.
It is also recommended, (the applications for work being so nu-
imerous) that families should select days the latter part of the
S'ieek to send their clothing-they will then have their clothes re-
t earned the five part of the following week. istf n 11
S scriber, having determined to make new arrangements in his
Imusiness, now offers for sale thie whole of his stock of Rich En-
gravings at cost. Those wi thing to purchase fine Prints will now
hIave an exellentchance to obtain them very cheap.
d 12-6tis D. RUSSELL, 121, Washington st.
TO TOR; or Easy Method of learning to translate French into
First-A Treatise on French Pronunciation.
Second-The general- ptiffeiples for the uie of the Parts of
Speech, and directions for finding them in any dictionary.
Third-A collection of interesting exercises, the difficulties of
which are calculated gradually to increase with the knowledge of
Fourth-A Vocabulary of the different words used in the exer-
1cises. rt-
By Mons. B. F. BUGARD. Second edition.
i This hook contains whatever is necessary to learn to trans-
late French into English. It supplies the wint of a treatise on
French Pron umciation, a Grammar, an Exercise or Readin" Book
and a Dictionary ; that is,four books, the expense of which must
amount to at least several dollars. Thus, taking into considera-
tion both the points of convenience and economy which the work
aft)rds, it is worthy the attention of any one who is interested in
the study or the instruction of the French language, and especial-
ly of the teachers of private and public schools."
Just published and for sale by J. H. FRANCIS, 128, Washing-
ton street. 3tawis4w d 7
STON, 117, Washington street, has just opened for sale-8
keyed Pearl and Rose Wood Accordions at $4 each ; 10 do do do
do $6 do ; 12 do do do do $8 do. These Accordions, for melody
of tone, are not surpassed by any others ever imported into this
city. 12tisl2tos d i3 4
.No. 137, Washington street, corner of School street,
IMPORTERS of China, Glass and Crockery Ware,-Britannia
Ware, Bronzed Lamps, Waiters, Cutlery, and Furnishing
Goods generally,--offer for sale, at wholesale or retail, an exten-
sive assortment of Goods in their line, comprising
Rich French China Dinner, Tea and Breakfast Sets,
Plain white do do do do do do.
Colored English Iron Stone China Dinner Sets, gold edge,
Plain white do do do do.
Nankin China do do.
Canton do do do.
Printed do do do. new patterns,
China Toilet Seta-printed do-white glass do.
Rich China Dessert Sets-low priced do-printed do do.
With every variety of Printed and Common Ware.
China Vases, French and English-German do.
Nankin China Diiner Ware, pieces separate from sets,
Cut Glass, best plin cutting, in sets to match throughout, or
separate pieces-Comnmon Glass Ware, cut and plain, a full as-
Also, Bronze Astral Lamps; Mantel do; Study Lamps; Knives
and Forks, ivory handles arid common; German silver Table and
Tea Spoons, Ladles; &c.; Waiters, in sets or single; Castors, cut
bottles anid mouldedl ; Plate Warmers; Britannia Coffee Urns;
do. Tea and Coffee Pots, English and American; planished tin
do; Egg Boilers; Strainers of German Silver Wire, a new arti-
cle; Hearth Brushes, Crumb Brushes, Bellows, Feather Dusters,
Crumb Cloths, &c. &c., in quantities sufficient to furnish Hotels
of the largest class.
Wholesale Ro,)ms up stairs, where may be found a large assort-
ment of Goods, of best patterns, for the Country, City or Western
trade, either open or in packages.
Particular attention given to furnishing Hotels and Famrnilies-a
style of Goods imported expressly for the purpose, which cannot
fail to give satisfathction.
They are constintly receiving supplies of the above articles
from the best manufactories in Enland, France and Germany.
The patronage of their friends and those of Mr. J. S. lHastings,
as well as that ofth8 public generally, is respectfully solicited.
ni 3 eopistf
S INGS.-I. P. CIAPE', 7, Congress square, -has just'received
a large supply of superfine double milled Broadcloths and Cassi-
meres, of tile most fashionable shades and colors, some extra
quality ; rich Vestings, new anid elegant patterns ; super goats'
hair Camlets ; Mohair Coatings: Petershams ; Harringtons ;
Lion Skin-., &c. &c. whi(l he will sell by the piece or yard or
make into garmnentsat very low prices, He also keeps constant-
ly on hand a large assortment offashionable ready made.Clothing,
ofevery description ; Stocks, Gloves, Hats, Umbrellas, Cravats,
Pocket Hdkfs, &c. &c. which he will sell at low prices.
Garments made to order, in the first style, best manner, and
warranted to fit. 3tawis3w n '22
VELVETS.-2 cases low priced black Silk Velvets, for sale
d 6 2wis 74, State street.
ITALIAN SEWVINGS.-5 cases blue and black Sewings, re-

MASTER McCOLLUM on Two Hor5@e!
Transmegrilcation.,.by... Master Nichols and Buckley Clown,
The Nightingale Club..............by...............Mr Hall.
MR. ROWE will perform on a Single Horse.,
Three Horses rode by Mr Robinson, assisted by Master McCollum.

with an extemporaneous Pas Seul.
Aurelia, -- - Mrs Greejae.
7- Doors opened at 6 o'clock. The performance to comment
precisely at j past 6.
Prices-Boxes 75 cents-Pit 37 1-2cents-Gallery 25 cents.
COAL.-Just landing, two cargoes of Girard & Black Mine
Coal, a superior article for furnaces and close stoves.
Also, the genuine Peach Orchard and Gate Vein, with Sydney,
Scotch, Orrel and Antwerp COALS, constantly on hand and for
sale by JOHN BENSON& SON, 18, City wharf. ,
d 8 / iseon3w os6w
RIUSSIA GOODS.-Landing from bark Manto. and for sale
J. by the subscribers, 1000 pieces light Ravens, various fabrics ;
1000 do broad Diapers. M..
IN STORE-1000 pieces brown Sheetings; 300 do heavy Ravens
"Gorbunoff's"; 300 bales 1st, 2d & 3d quality Feathers; 100 do
d 10 epls2w 38, India street.
casks Flor Sulphur; 120 bbls Roll Brimstone, landing from
brig Oromaze, from Marseilles, for sale by BARNARD, ADAMS
& CO. 41, Commercial whf. epislOt. d 10

To conclude with the Burletta of the

COFFEE.-230 bags old Sumatra Coffee 700 Ibs superior
Nutmegs-for sale by WM. WHITNEY, I4, Broad street.
d 8 1Iwis
LABA1MA COTTON-60 bales prime quality-for sale by
-SAM'L L. ABBOT & CO. 21, Central wharf.
d 7 6tis ...

LEAF TOBACCO, T I BA,'S.- 100 baltdf fidA long leaf
Kentucky, packed here.
Also-Q100 bales Virginia leaf Tobacco. For sale by SAM'L
I. ABBOT & CO. 21, Central wharf. Btis d 7
BUCKWHEAT FLOUR.-Selected Buckwheat Flour, in
halves, quarters and kegs, landing and'for sale by THO'S D.
QUINCY, -25, Commercial street. 61s d 6
RUSSIA GOODS.-500 pieces light Ravens Duck ; 70 do
bleached Sheetings ; 17 bundles Cedilla; 22 bales Down-
landing from bark Manto, from St. Petersburg.
Also, in store--Halt clean and Outshot Hemp,Diapers, Bristles,
and new Sable Iron-For sale by B ARNARD, ADAMS & CO.
41, Coummercial wharf. epis2w d 10
SIMOKING PIPES.-300 boxes German Smoking Pipes,
each containing 3 gross, for sale by SAM'L L. ABBOT &
CO. 21, Central wharf. 6tis d9
PPLES.-100 bbls Philadelphia Bellflower, Wine and other
Apples, for Sale by THOMAS D. QUINCY, 25, Commer-
cial street. is6t d 10

LINSEED OIL-50 casks, landing from ship Vancouver,
from Amsterdam, for sale by BARNARD, ADAMS & CO.
41, Commercial wharf. epislOt d 10
EDWIN LAMISON, No.'29, Long wharf, has for sale-8000
leet3 inch Ash Plank ; 100 M good shipping Shingles ; 300
M good shipping Boards; 256 Beef Barrels ; lo0 bbls winter Ap-
ples ; 1500 gallons prime cider Vinegar; 30 packages very super-
ior Butter; 30 bbils Nova Scotia Potatoes ; 100 M whole and half
Spanish Cigars; 300 sides Sole and Upper Leather; 100 Calf
Skins ;, 150 bbls new Beef, comprising No I and prime.
n 30 10tis

RIACE GINGER-200 bags, for sale by R. C. IHOOPER,
20, Central wharf. epis2w d 1
COCOA.--A few bage SurinamCocoa,for sale by J.A. MeG AW,
16, City wharf, islw d 12
FOR SALE-That very valuable and productive property, con-
sisting of six Shops, No's 307, 309, 311,,315, 317 and 319, with
the Chambers over them, all built in the most thorough manner-
offering to capitalists a rare Chance for a safe, permanent, and
profitable investment. Also, a Building Lot in the rear, fronting
on Temple Place. Apply to H. ANDREWS, 40, State street.
o 15 eopistf
S TO LIE LET-A House. pleasantly situated at the cor-
ner of Tremont and Warren streets, containing two par-
lors, kitchen and wash room on the lower floer,-five
chambers, four bed-rooms and an attic : it is well supplied both
with well and rain water in the kitchen, and an excellent cellar.
For terms, apply to JOHN L. PHILLIPS, in Nassau Court.
n 39 eopistf
SFOR SALE.-A new cottage built House, with a quar-
ter of an acre of Land situated in the centre of Sherbitrne.
Said land containing 4 number of valuable Fruit Trees,-
Well calculated for a Wheelwright, there being a Blacksmiths
shop within two rods of the same. For further particulars in-
quire of SAMUEL H. SANGER, on the premises, or of RICHII-
ARD DASUOMB, Sea street, Boston. *is6sW n 26


[Office. cornerof Milk and Congressstreets.J

Dry Goods.
THIS DAY, at 9, o'clock-at Office,
Part of a stock of Dry Goods, for cash, viz: French and English
Merinos; 8-4 Highland Shawls ; twilled and plain Prints; sable
coney and squirrel Cape, and ,Mantillas ; Camlets ; worsted
Stockings; mixt wool Socks; bleached Cottons: horseskin
Gloves; London milled Cassimeres and Buckskins; fancy
Shawls and Hdkfs; Linen Thread; Ginghams; Vestings ; Gro
de Naple Silks; Cotton Thread ; Broadcloths; damask Table
Cloths ; and a great variety of other-articles.
Also, without reserve, an invoice, viz. men's sup horseskin -
Gloves; black silk Cravats ; red trmerino Shawls; a great variety
of Cloths, Cassimeres and Buckskins ; Laces; Silks: Domestic
Cottons; linen cambric Hdkfs; fancy, bandanna and flag do;
Fur Pellerines, Capes and Caps; Cambric Prints, &c.

Large Sale of Stationarp and Blank Books.
THIS DAY, at 10 o'clock-at Office,-by catalogue,
A large lot of valuable goods for the New Year, among whichi
superfine writing paper;, large and small patent account books ;
steel pans; lucifer matches ; ladies' albums ; silver pencil cases;
cards fine cutlery; quills ; variety of other stationary, fancy ar-
ticles, &c.
An invoice of fine Cutlery, on cards, some very superior.

Rich Plated Ware, Astral and Mantel Lamps, 4,c.
TOMORROW, at 12 o'clock-at office,
A valuable invoice of rich Plated and Bronze Ware, consisting
of silver mounted Castors, elegant cut bottles and patterns ; do
Cake Baskets and Waiters; sets of Tea Trays; 2 light Mantel
Lamps; Astral do; 4 column ebony Panris Clocks, run 16 days;
rich fancy do; do Gernrman Silver Forks; plated Spoons ; ladies'
Paris Work Boxes, with silver implements; London portable
Desks, for ladies; do ladies' rosewood Work Boxes ; a few arti-
cles of Gold Jewelry; sets Ear Rings and Broaches; pearl and
gold plated Plaques, &c.
At 12 o'clock-A first rate gold dial, gold lever Watch, made by
Robinson; I ladies' gold Watch, made by Berthond, Adams &
Co ; several other ladies' gold Watches, gold Lepiues, &c.

Genteel Clothing, Cloths, Cassimeres, o4c.
On FRIDAY next, at 10 o'clock-at Office,
A good assortment of genteel Clothing, consisting of Dress and
Frock Coats-blue, black, drab and buckskin Pantoloons-satin,
silk, velvet and other Vests-camlet Cloaks and Wrappers-sup
drab Suirtouts-mohair do-IPea Jackets-silk Hdts-Hosiery-fur
Gloves, Capes and.Caps-India rubber Braces, &c.
At I1I o'clock-20 pieces Satinets, of various qualities-20 do
ribbed Cassimeres-3 do super blue Cloth-50 do Sheetings and
Shirtings-pieces olive, black and blue Cloths-also, remnants of
Cloths and Cassim res.

Bulbous Roots.
On FRIDAY next, at 12 o'clock,
At the Room over Office, entrance from Congress street,
2 cases Dutch Flower Roots, just received from Holland, com-
prising all the usual varieties-will be sould in lots to suit individ-

[Office,88 & 90, Waterstreet.]
Dry Goods.
TOMORROW, at 9L o'clock-at office,
A large and general assortment of Foreign and Domestic Dry
Goods, on which advances have been made, and will therefore
be sold without reserve for cash-cons sting of French and Eng-
lish Merinoes, Bonibazines and "Bombazets-merino, raw silk,
plaid anid tlighland Shawls-English, French and American
Prints-goats hair and imitation Camrlets-English fancy Ging-
hams-twilled and plain Silks-linen Table Cloths-silk and
valencia Vestings-silk, worsted, lambs wool and cotton Hose
and half Hose-large brown-linen Table Cloths-black Synchaws
anid Sarsnits-bundle and pound Pins-pongee, flag silk and
bandanna Hdkfs-sewing Silk-fancy Hdkfs and Shawls-Sus-
penders-linen ann cotton Thread-bleachied and brown Cottons
-Tickings-Checks-Stripes-Satinets-red, white and green
Flannels-English and Russia Damasks-Thbread L-ice and Edg-
ings--bleached and coloured Canton Flannels-lamnibs wool Shirts
and Drawers-linen and cotton Tapes, &c &c.-Broadcloths-
Buckskins-Gassimeres and Petershams.
Also, at 11 o'clock-A few cut ps super blue, black, olive,
claret, green and mixt Broadcloths, Buckskins, Cassimeres and



AUSTIN, WILMERDING & CO. will sell at Auction,
^ .On FRIDAY, Dec. 16 at 12 o'clock,
150 pckgs of TUaCAN STRAW, fresh imported and in good
order, consisting of plain and fancy Straw Plating Rolio Cord.
Also Gipsey and Bolivar men's and boy Leghorn Hlats, &c.,c.
Sale positive at 6 months credit. ,
Catalogue on Thurday.
[Office 67 & 69, Kilbhystreet. I

S THIS DAY, at 1 o'clock-in Liberty square,
50 tons first quality Peach Orchard red'ash Coal, broken and
Superior Bulbs.
On SATURDAY next, at 1: o'clock-at Office,
One case superior Bulbs, just received per ship Vancouver, fin
Amsteruam, and represented of the first quality-among which
are, early best Tulips; double Hyacinths, in great variety ; sin.
gle do do; Crocus; Imperial Lilies; double Ranunculus, beat
mixt sorts, very fine, &c. Catalogues at sale.

Pew in Old South.
On MONDAY next, at 3 o'clock, P.M.
S On the -primise,
Pew No. 48, well situated on the lower floor ln Rev. Mr Blag-
den's church-possession givenI 1st Sabbath in January.

[Store No. 9, Central wharf.

Havana Brown Sugar.
TOMORROW, at 11 o'clock-at No. 12, Central wharf,
For account of whom it may concern,
30 boxes Havana Brown Sugar, partially damaged 30 do Ha.
vana Brown Sugar, free from damage.

TOMORROW, at 12 o'clock-at the North siAe of India wf.
SThe brig BILLOW, 183 tons burthen, high deck, built
Sof the best materials, carries a large cargo, is well found
in sails, rigging, chain cables, &c., has a full inventory,
which may be seen, and particulars known, by applying at No 44,
India wharf. -.

- BY F., E. WHITE.
rStore, No. 22, Long wharf.]
tir -. fl."? : -- Y''

-* oiterNU s owte.
SUF'FOLK,"as. Dec. 10, 1835.
By virtue of sundry Writs and by consent of parties, will be sold
at public auction, on WEDNESDAY next, at ll o'clock,
All the stock in trade contained in store $o. 19, City wharf,
consisting of pipes Brandy ; -casks Wine; bbls Ruin ; CiderU
lhhds Molasses; bbls Beef, Coffee, Rice, Bread; casks Nals, ad
a variety of other articles.
. Also-Store Furniture; iron Safe ; Scales and Weights; iron
Stove; "2 good Clocks, &c.
Likewise-1 Hand Cart-17 packages Verdigrls.
By order of C.D. CoOLImDG.,Del'y Sherltf.

S Spikes.
TOMORROW, at 12 o'clock-at 22, Longwharf,
5 tons English nine inch Spikes. .

Russia Sheet Iron.
On SATURDAY next, at 12 o'clock,
(For account of whom it may concern)-at Stores No. 50 & 51,
Central wharf, .
100 packs polished Russia Iron, assorted sizes, per brig St. Al-
exey, from St. Petersburg, partially damaged.
Also, about 2 tons damaged Hemp. -
The Iron may be examined the day before thesale.

[Office,corner of Milk anid Feder&ml steels.]

Genteel Furniture, Painting by Fisher, Piano Forte, 4,c.
THIS DAY, at half past 9 o'clock, ,
In Corinthian Hall-entrance ir Milk street,
A large variety of genteel FIURNITURE, mostly belonging to
Sthe estate of a gentemian, deceased, and sold by order of an Ex-
ecutor; amnion" which are, set of- mahogany extension Dining
Tables-pair of Grecian Card Tables-Grecian Pembroke Table-
2 round Library Tables-Centre Table-sets of mahogany Chairs,
with hair cloth Sofa to match-imitation rosewood Chairs, with
cane seats-fancy and common Chinirs-Kidderminster and oil
cloth Carpets--mahogany Sideboard and Wardrobe-several
Looking Glasses, some of large size-set of mahogany Bonk
Shelves- mahogany Dressing Glasses-dinner set of Nankin
Stone China-do Canton do-Fire Sets and cut brass Fenders-
Bedsteads-superior Feather Beds-Hair Mattresses-Easy Chair,
with portable water closet-mahogany and other Wash Stands-
high mahogany Desk-Hat Tree-C(rib, &c. &c.
Also-2 hair cloth Sofas, new ; 4 R6ocking Chairs, in hair cloth,
new ; 2doz mahogany Chairs, new; 6 new Turkey Rugs ; 8 In-
dia Rugs.
At 1-2 'clock-A beautiful Oil Paijitiug, Landscape, with Cattle,
By Fisher.
A new Piano Forte, made in Baltimore, of rich tone, and a first
rate instrument.
A good second hand Piano Forte, made in ]ew York, &c. &c.
The above article are all of superior-quality ; the Cabinet Fur-
niture made by the first workmen of the city. Ladies and Gen-
tlemen are invited to examine it the day before the sale.

Marble Chimney Pieces.
TOMORROW, at 11 o'clock-at a building in Blackstone street,
next to the Blackstone Hotel,
30 to 100 Marble Chi.ntey Pieces, of all patterns, some with
rich pillars of Egyptian, Irish, Italia-n, and 'American marble-
manufactured in this city, and warranted perfect. They may be
seen at any time before the sale. -

Books, Novels, Miscellaneous Publications, Painphlets,
&c. &e.
TOMORROW EVENING, at half past 6 o'clock,
At Cunninghain's Auction Room,
Will be sold, a valuable collection of BOOKS, comprising all
the latest publications of NovelN, Poems 'and Miscellaneous
Works, by the most approved English and American authors-
Sir WalterScott, Bulwer, CooperI Fay, Irving, Crabbe, Coleridge,
Marryatt, B.rd, Synimes, Hall, VN illis, Weld, and Pray- Mrs Aus-
tin, Miss Mitbford, Mrs Butler, Mary Brunton, Mrs Opie, Miss
Sedgwick, Mrs Child, Mrs Gilman, Mrs Sigourney,' Miss H. F.1
Gould, Mrs Hale, Mad. Trollope, Miss Edgeworth, the Misses
Beauclerk, Mrs Barbauld, &c &c.
A number of beautiful Annuals, with plates.
A lot of interesting and important Pamphlets, now in course of
Also, a lot of School Books, nearly aH of which are now in
use in our schools.
*,* Catalogues will be ready for delivery on Wednesday morn-
ing, and may be had at the Auction Room.
[Sales Room, corner of Milk and Devonshire street.]

administrator's Sale of Furniture.
THIS DAY, at 10 o'clock,
At House NO. 6, Hollis street,
All the Furnittre contained in said house, comprising sofa, car-
pets, bureaus, looking-glasses, chairs, secretaries, feather beds,
bedsteads, stand and tables, brass 6re sets ; crockery, glass and
china ware ; dining table, kitchen furniture, &c,
A quantity of Books; an excellent 8 day Clock; Stoves, &c.
At 3 o'clock-Pew No. 140, in the gallery of Rev. Mr Plerpont's
church. -
By order of the Administrator.

Store to Lease.
THIS DAY, at 12 o'clock-on the premises,
Store No. 11I Hanovem street, near the Aiuerican House-may -
be seen on application to J. 1. SPEAR, Exchange'street.

Old Brick.
On FRIDAY next, at 1I2 o'clock-on the premises,
A Brick Wall, standing on the east i de of Crescent Place, con-
taining about 100,000 Bricks. Also, 100 feet ot Coping Stones-
to be removed by 1st January.

Furniture, Silver Ware, Marsedles Quilts, Blankets, 8.
On SATURDAY next, at 10 o'clock-in the Sales Room,
A large and general assortment of Household Furniture.

Pair of elegant Buckskin Horses- Chariotee-Harness.
S On SATURDAY, at 11 o'cloek--at the Depository,
A pair of well matched buckskin Horses, 6 and 7 years old,with
white manes.and tails, warranted sound and kind, good saddle
horses and fair travellers-sold fort no fault, the present owner
having gone South.
Also, a drab lined, brass mounted Chariotee, for -one or two
horses, nearly new.
A brass mounted double Harness.

Roan Mare.
On SATURDAY, at 11 o'clock-at the Depository,
A roan Mare, 8 years old, sound, kind in any harness, stands
without tying, first rate under the saddle, and will trot a mile
inside of 4 minutes-may be seen at the Boyl Ist, n stable, School st.

Elegant Wood Cuts.
On THURSDAY, Dec. 22d, at 12 o'clock,
At the Sales Room, corner of Milk and Devonshire streets,
The original Wood Cuts of the two first volumes of the rAmeri-
ran J1Iagazine of Usefiul anda Entertaini;og Knowledge, being about
FIVE HUNDRIED CUTS, a great proportion of them from original de-
Also, a lot of Stereotype Castings from many of the above cuts.
The collection comprises American Scenery, Public Buildings,
; Natural History, Portraits, &6. &c.
This sale presents a fine opportunity for Booksellers, Publish-
ers, Printers and Stereotype Founders to furnish themselves with
the best collection of Wood Cuts ever offered for sale in this
For a specimen of the Cuts see American Magazine of Useful
and Entertaining Knowledge for 1835 and 1839.
Terms-Tweaty-five percent, cash, and approved endorsed notes
or the balance, on a liberal credit.
By order of the Assignee of the Boston Bewick Co'.
At the same time-mThe original Wood Cuts of Mir Goodrich's
lrnivo-rsal Geoorahv. beina nearly four hundred cuts.




j' 1 "STA O F'THP 1fNANCB .

D^e. -6 ii, 1826.
,n 'btleami~ ;ti Nte directions ot the ,'A.t :-spl,!
Inet1at5iy to h'e act to establish the -treaury O.ep'anr'"
nent e Secretar of the TreaMTry respectfally sub
4im.tt4 Congress the following r pW t:

It is believed that the wIole amount of-money in tu.
'Treasurv ,on the 1st of January -nxt, app4icable to pul-
lic puroseswill beu s. w69
This conclusio rests in part on '-At has been ac-t -
ally ascertained-, and idn .-part on estimates.
Thus the balance in the Vrea^ on the 1st of J i-
uary, 1A3, was, '" $8,892,856 .41
The reeei$tsfrom all sbfrees,'dig that
t r "$35,430,087 10
From customs, 39145,310 59
Lands,. 14,757,600 76
VDividends and: 'ates -
Bank'ZSt6btk, 569,280 82
Incidental' items, 195.561 98
Neaptlitan' IIndmefnly, 516,332 96

Tfhoge, with'thre above balance, make an
aggregate of $44,322,945 i
The e'xpeiniture on all objects during
'the teyar 1835 were 17,573,141 1i
On -Civil List, Foreign In-
tercourse, and Miscella-
neous objects, 3,721,261 60
Neapolitan awards, 508,436 93
Military service,including
Fortifications, &c. 9,420,312 60
Naval service, including
gradual ianrovement, 3,864,939 06
Public Debt, 58,191 28

For the details of the receipts and expenditures in ti
year 1835, reference is made to the annual account
thereof, which is this day submitted to Congress in
separate communication.
The balance left in the Treasury on the first of J I
uary, 1836. was, therefore, $26,749,803 96.
The receipts into the Treasury during 1836, as asce
tainted and estimated, will be about $47,691,898.
Of the se, the receipts during the first
three quarters are ascertained to
have been, $38,141,898
Viz :
From Customs, $17,523,151 79
Lands, 20,,48,929 88
Dividends and sales of
United States Bank
Stock, 292,676 67 '
Incidental items,including
excess of repayments
on account of public
debt,as hereafter stated, 247,139 70
This does not embrace the receipts in trust on accou
of the Chiekasaw Indians.
Of those receilpsand theii investment, beside 'the F
penditures from them, a report will forth-with be IL
before Congress, in conformity to treaties, and the a(
of Congress carrying those treaties into effect.
Neither does it enibrace the receipts on account oft'
Post Office end Patent Office, of which, as well as t:
expenditures on the same accounts, separate state nme
are kept, in conformity to the late laws, and will
rendered by the proper officers.
Nor does it incLhde what has been received in tru
the present year 'for the claimants under the Frenc
Neapolitan and Spanish treaties.
A separate aecuunt will h9 exhibited in this rep(
of the receipts and expenditures from those sources,
order to avoid tcomiplexity and ambiguity in the stat
ment of' the general receipts and expenditures in behL
or the Government alone.
The receipts during the fourth quarter of the prese
year, it is computed will be about $9,550,000.
These, with the balance on the 1st of January, 18,
form an aggregate of $74,441,702.
Tire expenditures during the year 183ti, are ascertai
ed and estimated to be $31,435,032.
Of these, the a.amunt duriisg the first three quarters
ascertained to have been $20,791,372 16.
Viz. on civil list, foreign intercourse, and miscr
laneous, $3,850,101 55.
Military service,incltding fortifications,&c.l 3,010,0&
Naval service, &c $3,931,209 02.
Public Debt, less than the repayments by the Coi
mnissioners of the Sinking.Fund, as hereafter explained
For the details of all these, and the incidental recegip
during those three quarters,:reference is made to t.
exhibit annexed (A 1 and 2 )
The expenditures for the fourth quarter, as comput,
by the proper Departments, will be $10,643 660; b
which, it is thought.by .me will probably fall short
that amount.
This will leave on hand, on the first of January, 18:
an estimated balance bf $43,005,669; From this, ift
diminished sum of i$11f.0,000 .for unavailable funds
deducted,the available balance ef money, ou the first
January, 1837, would be the sum of $41,925,669.
But beside the charges already imposed on this b-
ance by appropriations tbr public purposes still unpai
and which will soonbe adverted to, there is iri fact i
eluded in it about $201,710, which was paid into tl
Treasury, chiefly, in former years, from private source
alone, and for private or specific purposes, and whi<
neither accrued from the usual sources of public rev

nue, nor ever beloved Ato the General Governmei,
except to fulfil the particular trusts under which it w
received in behalf of others.
A schedule of those items and sums on the first
December, 1836, is ansvwaed,(B.) Dedutct-their amou:
from the available balance of $41,925,669, and on
about $41,723,959 would remain on the first ofJanuai
next, applicable to the general purposes of the Gover.
To this'deduction woaul~ be subjoined another, h;
not the receipts and expenditures connected with ce
tain subjects during the present year, or portions ofj
been kept distinct for reasons before indicated.
Thus the receipts on account of the Post Office, which
under the new organization, are paid into the Treasul
and kept distinct, have, since it took effect, being tl
last half of the year, been ascertained and computed
'be about $1,076,872 including near $410,472, that hli
been collected prwiously; and the expenditures haN
been about $562,952, leaving a balance on hand at tI
end of the year -6f about $513,920,as will be more parl
cularly exhibited by the head of that Department.
The receipts on account of the Patent Office, since i
new organization, for the present year, have also bee
ascertained asd computed to be dbout $16,828; the e,
penditures chargeable to them about $7,241, and ti
balance about $9,587, as will be more particular show
by the report of the proper officer.
Besides these, the.'receipts into the Treasury in tru
from the treaties of indemniitywith France, Naples, an
Spain, have been about $34765,994, and the paymen
to the claimants about $3,663,988, leaving a balance
about $102,026, atill-unealled for or unadjusted.
The particulars of these will more fully appear in t]
general annual exhibit of all the receipts and expend
Lastly, the receipts into the Treasury on account
the' Chickasaw Indians, have been about $639,252 ; ti
expenditures,by. investment and otherwise,about $577
675; andthe balance on-hand is about $91,574. The d
tailed accouit-of these,and the other transactions in the
behalf, will be,as remarked in a former portion of this r
port, immediately presented in a separate communic
.tion to Congress.
The charges already imposed on the general balan(
of $41,723,959, by means of current and permanent a
proptiations-which it is expected will not be expendE
till after the first ofJauuary next, amount to$14,636,06
, Of this sum it is computed that $3,013,389 can I
applied in aid of the appropriations for the ensuing ye
without re-appropriation, and that $195)183 will 1
carried to the surplus fund, leaving $11,=27,490, which

. 'Q f the estim ;'ttes rf the public revenue attrd ezpeAfiitfes from the assets dListing oh th& 6d bf March last, as well
for the year 1837, as to obtain specific proposals for .&n early adjustment
The receipts into the Treasury, from atl sources,dur- of the whole concern. 'it .has beena ,a se of some
ing 1837, are es timated at -$24,000,000 Pi'rprlice te trte.ji rmatitnltesired has not yet been '
Viz: 'CohtnrnWp ,ce3;4ja r-any payment 'been yet made.. On
From customs, 16,500,0OO the contrary; the president of the State corporation, t( ,
From lands, 5,000,000 .which the assets of the United States Bank ha-ve beei i
From bank stock., 2,000,000 assignedd, forwarded in September last a report of a
Miscellaneous, i excluding inter- committee appointed under authority of:oa.lythose tv :o
est from depot ;ite banks, 500,000 bodies, estimating the value of the stock on 'the 3d. ., of
To these add :;he balance of available March. But it was accompanied by no offer to ,' ,ay
funds in the T treasury on the IstiqfJan. that value or any ,qther particular amount, then, or at
1837, estimate '., as computed iuripullic jan future specified period,though professing a will ng-
purposes, at 41,723,959 ness that the United States should receive a just pro-
portion out of the assets of the bank.
And they make an aggregate of 65 ,723,959 Commissioners were, therefore, appointed, ar d an
The expendit ures for all objects, r'dtinary and extra- invitation given to have them joined by others o: i the
ordinary, in 1837, inf-uding tU' contingent of only part of the United States Bank, to revise the est jmate
$1,000,000 foruprUal excesse3,ij appropriations beyond of the value put on the stock:by the abo-veceomr nittee,
Sthe estimate, are computed.at 26,755,831, provided the and after urging early payments as practicable tV ,wards
unexpev d appropriations at the end of this and the what might, in the end, be found due to the United
n) year remain aboutequal States, if failing to obtain any, to recommend s uch ar-
Thus the new and permanent.appropriations charge- rangement as might seem just for securing an I paying
able to 1837, for specified purposes, whether ordinary or hereafter what they considered to be the true worth of
extraordinary, anLd including what can be used without the share of the Government in the capital stock.-
reappropriation, are computed at 25,755,831 Copies of the letters, report, and instructic ,ns before,
Of these, the permanent appro- named. are annexed. (D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.)
priations already made, are 'It is-cleatly to be inferred from the eorr, -spondence
estimated at 2,347,000 had yb the commissioners ablkve:mentioned with a corn-
The existing appropriations, mittee of the bank, that no paymnen.twhatev eris intend-
which will not be required for ed to be made during the present year, an d that long
the service of1836,and which credits are expected and oonsideretdby the bank proper
it is proposed to apply in aid for portions of what may be due. 1That cor respondence,
I of 1837, amount to 3,013,389 and all the steps which have .been taken v ,nder the par-
J The new appropriations that ticular instructions given to those comm .issioners, will
will be needed for 1837, are more fully appear in the further documr nts which will
estimated to amount, in all, be submitted to Congress 'after the comr nissioners make
to 20,354,442 .their final report.
The latter are divided amongthe different No reasonable efforts wlil be spared by me to con-
branches of the public service, as fol- elude some appropriate arrangement of this embarrass-
lows, viz : ing and troublesome~atibject before the adjournment of
Civil, Foreign intercourse and miscella- the present Congress.
neous, *$2,925,671 Trusting, that a proper sense of its obligations to the
Military service, &d. 10,758,431 Government, as a large stockholder, will induce the
Naval service, &c. 6,670,341 'bank, to refund, at least, one-fourth of our original
It The details of the above estimates are exhibited in a capital, with the profits thereon, in the course of the
document from the Register's office, which this De- ensuing year, two millions of dollars have on that ac-
a apartment has the honor to lay before the House of Re- count been inserted in the estimates. To this, are to
presentatives today, in a separate communication. be added the dividends, anticipated on the stock owned
"' To these have been added, for the ensuing year, on in the Louisville and Portland canal; interest from the
account of the usual contingent excesses of appropria- deposit banks; and some small receipts from other
r ions beyond the estimates, one million of dollars,- miscellaneous sources.
making in all, as before mentioned, the aggregate of 5, Of the surplus in the Treasury~and the disposition of it.
$26,755,831. Various objects of a national and constitutional char-
14 JEromthese calculations, it will be seen that if the water, were recommended in the last annual report from
outstanding appropriations unexpended at the close of this Department, as suitable for the application, by way
,1837, be as large as at the close of 1836, and the other of extraordinary appropriation, of any surplns fundsfor
.expenditures should agree with the above estimates, which the Geieral Government should happen to have
:they would exceed the computed revenue accruing no other immediate use.
'from all sources nearly three millions, or sufficient to Liberal and -useful appropriations were fortunately
,absorb more than half of the present surplus, which is made to manyDf them, which will save expense in the.
S.ot to be deposited with the several States. But if these end, and'prove:to be the soundest economy. The rea-
outstanding appropriations, at the close of 1837, should sons for a.corntinuance of the same wise policy, while
!be much less than those in 1836, as is probable, or our resources remain so ample, have lost none of their
should the accruing receipts be much less, or the ap- original force.
t propriations made for .1837, be much larger than the es- As the present surplus had chiefly arisen from an
timates, a call will become necessary for'a, portion of earlier sale of large portions of the public lands than had
- the surplus deposited with the States, though it will been expected, it seemed to this Department judicious
i not probably become necessary, excepting in one of to suggest completing with it sooner than had been con-
those events. temrplated the projected fortifications, and naval estab-
4. Some explanation of the estimates for 1837. lishments of the country ; improving more rapidly the
The' unusual receipts during the last two years, have navigation and security of its commercial bays and riv-
> chiefly accrued from the unprecedented -sales of pub- ers, and, while its imports and exports were prosperous
-lie lands, beyond example, erecting where needed, appropriate
It is remarkable, that those sales assumed their ex- custom and ware-houses, as well as suitable marine hos-
traordinary character chiefly between July, 1835, and pitals, court-houses and post offices. In fine,the whole
t October, 1836-a .,period of little more than fourteen state of our finances appeared to justify and require,
iionths. that all those great works heretofore deemed r ueii and
Arising, as they have, principally 'from private en- constitutional, an-dwbich are intirately connected with
t tries, and not from any unusual quantities of land of- the duties and -powers of the General Government,
fearedd for public sale. and marked, as they have been, by should be miuS',hastened, with our means so much in-
sudden and greattvibrations, it has not been deemed creased and soaprematurely available, than would have
f judicious to-consider them as a proper basis for, perma-. been proper or:practicable, had the revenue continued
nent estimates of a public character. at only the reduced amount which was generally an-
t Accordingly the sum adopted for the estimates 6f ticipated. By pursuing such a provident course, it
:the sales the past year, as well as that.for the ensuing was-supposed,'that much less would remain to be ac-
year, though larger than usual, has been grounded on: complished, and hence that our expenditures would be
general considerations of a less fluctuating character, much diminished, when our revenue shall become less
leaving accidental and occasional excesses or deficien- by the reductions, which, under the existing laws, are
cies to happen, as they often will, without either the to take effect in the customs before, and in 1842, and
; Attempt or ability, in this Department to predict the ex- which will probably happen in the receipts from public
s itent of them with much certainty. The receipts from lands during that period.
i. customs the present year will be somewhat augmented The necessary expenditures of the Government
*by the great speculations which have characterized the would thus, by that time, become naturally as well as
business of the country-.generally, and the destruction safely lessened, so as to bear a near proportion to our
3 by fire of an extraordinary amount of foreign goods diminished receipts; while otherwise, it' the expendi-
Snear the close of the last year. This calamity, follow- tures for these works are not previously increased or
ed by credits more. liberal, and competition increased expedited, tire: probabilities'-wo.d seem to be, that the
to supply the sudden and large deficiencies in the mar- ordinary charges for them,and other usual claims on the
Sket, led to an excess in the importations of merchan- General Government, with the extraordinary charges
Sdise during the present year, even greater 'than the incident to war, and similar calamities, from which
amount destroyed, and thus essentially contributed to no people can be wholly exempt, might then so far ex-
S, swell the revenue from customs beyond the estimates, ceed the receipts, as to require new taxation, or an in-
t But overtrading, from whatever inducements it may creased tariff.
f arise, usually produces a reaction; and it is hoped that In respect to another branch of the subject, which
no accident of a similar and deprecated character 'will relates to a.gradual reduction of the present large sur-
occur, which may enlarge our inmportations the ensu- plus in the Treasury, either by an immediate diminu-
Sting year. T1he receipts from customs for 1837,'have, tion of the existing tariff, or some new regulation cal-
therefore, from these and other circumstances, which culated to limit and lessen the amount of the sales of
i" It might be tedious to detail; been estimated at not the public lands, by confining them to actual settlers or
more than $16,500,000. otherwise, this Department felt bound,in the discharge
Only about 50,000 dollars of the amount secured by of its public duties, to submit to Congress last year, a
special bonds from the sufferers by fire-last'december, few considerations which are still equally applicable.
under the authority of an act of Congress on that sub- It believed that when the balance on hand, with the ac-
Sject, has been postponed, so as to fall due within the cruing receipts,are likely, for. some time to come,toex-
Sensuing year, while a reduction on account of the di- ceed the real wants and'just objects of"the government
,- finished rate of'duty imposed on wines since July last, for expenditure, a reduction in those receipts, and
.; has been made in the estimates forl837, equalling.quite especially such as are derived from taxation, is the true
three times that sum. Besides unusual speculations rerriedv. /

' and overtrading, which are temporary in their operation, Beside the considerations relating to this reduction
the last two years .have exhibited an extraordinary de- which' were formerly submitted by this De'partiaent, it
," gree of prosperity throughout the whole country, and would now respectfully suggest that sll the duties under
: which, it is presumed, will continue to exercise a con- 20 per cent. and which amount to near tlttree millions
siderable direct influence on the whole amount of our annually, could, with about half a million more on the
exports and imports, and consequently an indirect in- articles paying a higher duty, aird-j-pecifie,,d in a report
fluence .on ourrc-receipts from customs. Much of this to.the Senate at the last session, be at one e repealed by
flattering condition of things may have arisen from the Congress, without any encroachment on. the principle
great reductions already made in the tariff and duties of the act of the 3d of-March, 1833. Nori has* this De-
on tonnage; from having cast off the burthens of a na- apartment any doubt that if all the present and antici-
tional debt ; from our increasing expenditures on works pated receipts from customs are considered by Congress
favorable to commerce and public security; from per- not to be wanted for any public appropriate ions, or other'
manent additions to the moneyed capital of the nation legitimate objects, a reduction could be ma db in many
by the many millions obtained'abroad for foreign in- other duties more rapidly than is now provided for,with-
L demnities; from the immense fertile tracts of land re- out any essential injury to any great interest intended
deemed from Indian claims, and opene- to: the profita- to be foAtered by the provisions of that ac t. At the same
Sble enterprise andl industry of our citizens at very low time, such a step as the last, unless found. indispensable
prices, by the humane policy of removing the aborigi- from high public considerations, and he nee generally
- nes west of the Mississippi; from the unprecedented concurred in, does not appear to this De apartment con-
t improvements in the facilities, the rapidity and cheap- sistent with the expectations of most of those who
ness of communication and of transportation ,,by, steam- united in the passage, of that law, and h: as not therefore
boats and rail roads ; from the.greater safety of our for- been urged.
eign commerce, and its extension to new and distant 'But, if fohunit indispensable,. the'.next articles which,
Regions; from abundant crops and high prices ; from in the opinion of thisjDepartment, co uld most appro
h the increasing numbers, intelligence, and enterprise of privately be selected tor greater and qu icker reduction,
our people generally; or from tliese and various other are the ra'w materials' of foreign origin, used in some of'
causes combined. But though some of these causes our important manufactures; -and -thotigh certain rival
Smay have spent most of their influence, others are act- articles produced here might suffer b3 such a change,
a ing in full vigor, and our national prosperity does not yet in this way the whole manufactu ring industry of
it appear likely to be soon essentially checked, except so the country would probably be benefitted. If sufficient
far as the excesses before mentioned, or war, or una- reduotion cannot be obtained on that class, the next
voidable physical calamities, like those of pestilence kind of articles selected should be such as are largely
and bad crops, may from time to time produce tempora- consumed in promoting the comforts, Pmd satisfying
it I ry reactions. the necessities, of the people generall3r, and, at the .
The receipts from customs, therefore, though not es- same time, do not materially compete with important
timated so high, as they proved to be during the past, manufacture, nor conflict with great agricultural inter-
h,, or pre-eding year, have still been computed at a larger ests. And the next, if more be deemed necessary.
.; sum than it was formerly anticipated'they would, on an might be such as have now a much higher duty or pro-
,, average, equal under the existing tariff. tection on them 'than others of greater national conse-
The imports during the year, ending Sept. 30, 1836, are quence.
ascertained and estimated at $1.73,540,000 Certain it is, that a much mo,'e just and useful dis-
a- They show, compared with the preceding year, an in- crimination could be introduced .into the whole present
crease of 23,644,258 system, 'by reducing more quick] y the duties which are
ce The imports during the three past years have, on an found to be least'beneficial, by w ay of protection, as
p- average, been about 1.49,985,691 by reducing more slowly those deemed most indispen-
ed The exports, during the past year, are ascertained and, sable. Equally feasible would ikt be, in the exercise of
;2.1 estimated at 121,789,000 a proper spirit of comity and jus tice, to make some le- i
be Of these, $101,105,000 were in domestic, and 20,684- gal enactments which should prevent the further sale
ar 000 in foreign products. of the public domain to any per sons who do not want
be Compared with the preceding year, they exhibit an it for immediate cultivation. T his seems peculiarly
ch increase of $35,423, and are 5,829,150 more than the proper at a time when the Governmcnt neither needs
s ,ti .p 1- Iry,p ft-i, thp 41h .. .. 'flp e^pada nf -mi h 1a 4r ..... .. .1 __1 _... ....

t b the present large surplus, and any which might here.
:ifter accrue under our existing laws. Either to appro-
priate more liberally to great objects of national conse-
quence while the Treasury is so full, and in that way
gradually call for and employ the surplus till those
objects are accomplished, and then to reserve only the
residue if any in deposit with the States,to meet future
contigencies and the anticipated deficiencies in the re-
venue after 1842. Or to reduce it still more rapidly by
largely diminishing our revenue, whether from customs
or lands, and thus requiring more of the current eX-
penditures to be paid from the present surplus until the
whole shall be exhausted; or, to permit the most of it to
remain longer in deposit within the States, and so shape
future appropriations as never to render it necessary
to call for the surplus, except to meet unexpected and
extraordinary wants.
In respect to this last measure, so far as already adopt-
ed by Congress as a temporary one, and the operation
cf it upon our fiscal concerns to this time and hereafter,
a few further observations may be expected.
Before the two sessions of Congress just passed, it
w-as considered doubtful whether that body would deem
it expedient to adopt the recommendations of this De-
partement to expend early on proper objects all the nett
balance in the Treasury after defraying existing charges;
or, if unwilling to do that, to reduce at once the revenue
from customer and lands, and leave with the people the
excess which would otherwise be collected, so os gradu
ally to absorb the present surplus, and ere long to col-
le ct none of any considerable magnitude, whether for
extraordinary expenditure, distribution, or other pur-
p 3ses. Consequently, a suggestion was made in the
a Inual reports of 1834 and 1835, for the temporary in-
-v -stment of the surplus, while either of those operations
n light be going on, and, if neither of them was adopted,
tl ien to remain safe and productive, until it should here-
'a: ter be needed for puqlic purposes. The proposed dis
-p' )sal of it for these periods, which it was expected would
71 at be very protracted, was in a form which was con-
5si dered secure and profitable by the purchase of safe
s ,ocks Thus easily and gradually, as well as most
p rudently,it was supposed the inconveniences of so un-
e expected and embarrassing an event as a large surplus
i wouldd be obviated, and at the same time a provident
f' nd created, which would be yielding interest, and
v. whichh could afterwards be resorted to, when the current
e expenditures might from any cause, either before or after
1 841, exceed the current revenue. In relation to that
s' abject, though a topic still intimately and deeply con-
r. ected with our finances, few additional remarks atthis
t' ime, seemed called for, since Congress at the last ses-
s ion, by a clause in the deposit law, provided for what
t his Department considers, and has taken all the proper
I preliminary steps to make, a temporary disposition of
1 he whole money in the Treasury on the first of January
n ext, except five millions of dollars. Looking at that
a s a financial measure, which is the only view ao.w'un-
d .er consideration, the granting the use of the money
without any interest, constitutes a difference from the
i node proposed by this Department, which was doubt-
1 ess designed as a benefit to the several States, and in
I ;hat view was also very properly proffered to all if to
; ny of the States, whether now in debt or not, and
whether needing the money for any great public pur-
pose or not. While treated in the nature of a mere
temporary deposit or investment on the credit of eacl;
State respectively, without interest, the profitscA'in-
come of it alone to be expended, and the pri--Ipal to be
ever held sacred and ready for repaytm'ent whenever
needed, like a fund that is providep ,ty designed to meet
my future public oontingenciPs, this kind of deposit
S nay not embarrass our fiPr'nces, and is likely to prove
u useful and convenient ito the Treasury. But should
ct )a1siderable porti', s of it be soon wanted by the Gen-
e ral Goverp:1ient, the deposit will probably occasion,
Io many oif the States, inconvenience and difficulties, if
'not losses, in the management and repayment of it,
more than equivalent to the interest received. On the
contrary, if much of it be not wanted for some years, or
till after 1841, the result may be otherwise to such
States as either need the money,or are able to employ it
beneficially. The experience of this Department has
been too brief, under the constant and laborious pre-
paration, to carry into effect, in due time, all the pro-
visions in the late deposit act, to warrant, on the pres-
ent occasion, any recommendations of modifications in
this particular portion of it. But it is respectfully sug-
gested, that, though a gradual investment of the sur-
plus in existing State stocks, would, it is believed, have
produced no pressure in the money market, yet the em-
ban assmenl s incident to the transfers of'such large sums
of money, .as became necessary, in order to divide it
seasonably among a greater number of banks, as well
as among the different States, and the-consequent tem-
porary withdrawal of considerable portions of it from
immediate use, are embarrassments inseparable from the
provisions and faithful execution of the law in its pres-
ent form. Though they constitute only a portion of those
evils which now afflict the commercial community, and
have been mitigated in their operation by this Depart-
ment, wherever practicable, they could not be wholly
obviated, without departing entirely from the duties
imposed by time law.
Immediately after its passage, steps were taken, as
required by Congress, to commence a reduction of the
deposits, which had then accumulated in certain banks
beyond three-fourths the amount of their capitals, and
at the same time to have some portion of the anticipated
surplus taken from States where its accumulation had
been large or inconvenierlt, and placed, before the 'first
of January next, in States where enough had not be-
fore been deposited, and where suitable banks-existed
willing to receive it. These steps will be more fully
detailed in a subsequent part of this report. All the pay-
ments to the several States for the whole year, are ex-'
pected to be made punctually at the times required.
But it will be necessary, from the, mnode of keeping pub-
lic accounts, to take the current statement of the Treas-
urer on the 1st of January next, as the guide for the
supposed amount in the Treasury which is required to
be apportioned among the States, and one quarter of it

to be deposited on that day. By pursuing any other
course, an unavoidable delay of weeks, if not months,
would be necessary in making the preliminary arrange-
ments for the first payment. BDut that statement seldom
differs more than a few hundred dollars from the result
as ascertained on subsequent settlement; and hence, its
amount, independent of unavailable funds, and what is
held for the Post Office and Patent Office,and in vari-
ous special trusts, will be deemed the true sum intended
by-Cong'ress as subject to apportionment, after deducting
five millions, unless in the mean time the Department
shall be otherwise directed by that body.
The whole sum to be deposited with the States, will,
on these principles, and according to present appear-
ances, range between thirty-five and thirty-eight mil-
lions, of dollars, and exceed somewhat $120,000 to each
electoral vote in each of the twenty-five States, now in
the Union; Michigan, from the language of the act, not,
being considered as vet entitled to an apportionment
under it. Three States have already signified their
willingness to receive the moneys nthe termsproposed,
and it is expected that several more will do the same
before the first of January, and probably most of them
in the course of the present winter.,
Leaving further suggestions on these and various
other considerations which bear on this interesting sub.
ject, but which need not be here repeated, the Depart-
ment will next proceed to an exhibit of the manner
in which this surplus, as well as the rest of the public
money, has been kept during the past year, and of the
detailed preparations which have been made f'orthe fu-
ture custody and preservation of it, in conformity to the
act of Congress to regulate the deposits of the public
money passed June 23, 1836, and the supplementary
act on the same subject passed the 4th of July, 1836.
6. Of the keeping of the Public Money and state of the
Deposite Banks.
The money in the Treasury las been safely kept dur-
ing the year 1836. Until July last, assuring the two
previous years, it was placed in the State Banks, se-
lected according to the discretion of this Department,
on account of their high standing and favorable posi-
tion for fiscal purposes, and regulated in a manner con-
sidered most secure to the Treasury, and convenient to "
the community, as well as useful to all concerned. It e
is a source of much -gratification 'to be able -to add, that, '
while so selected and employed, not a single dollar was
lost to the Government by any of them, or a single fail- '
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money to be left in any one bank than three fourths the
amount of its capital, rendered the selection of numer-
ous new banks to receive the sums which the old ones
were not allowed to retain, indispensable in the present
overflowing condition of the Treasury, and especially
at places in which the capitals of the old banks were
The transfer of all the money in the Treasury,except
five millions, on the first of January next, to be deposit-
ed in the treasuries of the several States quarterly dur-
ing 1837, in ratable proportions, made it proper to se-
lect also a few other new banks in some of the States
to receive those proportions, or sufficient parts of them,
when they happened to be either collected there, or to
be incidentally and easily transferable there.
Tihus the trouble and embarrassment of a second and
sudden transfer in January next, and quarterly there-
after during the year, were often saved by combining in
several appropriate cases the transfers ordered by Con-
gress to be soon made froln banks having an excess,
with the transfers of that excess to other banks in the
States where it was to be paid during the present year
on appropriations, or the ensuing year on the apportion-
ments, and in which last described banks and States a
deficiency existed. In this way, on several occasions,
the opportunity has been improved, of beginning to per-
fect, gradually, and, in some degree, cotemporaneously,
between places near, suitable, and of easy intercommu-
nication, the great and difficult apportionment of the
deposits of public money among several different
States, as well as among different banks. The whole
amount of transfers ordered since the first of July last,
have, of necessity, been at times very large ; but many
of them have notyet taken effect ; many more are still
to be ordered, and whole amount necessary to accom-
plish both objects will be less,and their operation easier,
than if a different course had been pursued, and the
two apportionments between the banks and the States,
had not been united in cases where practicable and con-
venient, and where large accumulations existed on the
one hand to be reduced, and deficiencies on the other
to be supplied. Their union in such cases is supposed
to have been specially contemplated by Congress, as
explained in the second and supplementary deposit act
passed in July, and, as seemed just to the several States
which had not before enjoyed much, if any benefit from
the deposit and use'of the public money within their
limits. Hence, while many transfers have been for-
borne, when feasible under the law, and desired from
public considerations, connected with the great pres-
sure in the money market, and which pressure they
would, though authorized by the acts, have severely ag-
gravated, yet great care has been employed not to make
a single transfer, except, in the language of the first de-
posite act, "to facilitate the public disbursements, and
to comply with the provisions of the act;" or, as de-
scribed more lully in the second act, either "to prevent
large and inconvenient accumulation in particular
places, or in order to produce a due equality and
proportion, according to the provisions of -" -aJst
All the transfers ordered, have i s' been so mod-
ified in respect to time, placnd business, as to pro-
duce the least inconv*- -
duce the least mcon _ence and expense possible to
the banks or !.-j community, consistent with faithful
endeavborPly .o0 execute the law on both subjects season-
a, "niid efficiently. They have been so conducted, as
also to relieve the Treasury from any expense what-
ever in a financial operation so large and unusual.-
But in carrying out so large a moneyed 'operation as
the new law demanded, and one neither comporting
with our usual fiscal proceedings, nor following the or-
dinary channels of trade, it has required great caution
not to create more embarrassment than has really oc-
cured from this source, and a greater derangement in
exchanges than actually exists. In complying with
the deposit act, it has already been found necessary to
appoint forty eight more banks, makinir on the first
instant, with the former ones, without their branches,
the whole number of eighty one. The Department
has endeavored in these selections to conform to the
spirit of the act of Congress, as regards their conve-
nient location for accommodating either the collec-
tions or the disbursements of the public money. It has
in all cases required the preliminary information made
necessary by the act. It has, as enjoined, chosen at
least one bank in every State, which had banking in-
stitutions, and which included all except Missouri and
Arkansas. It has obtained from each bank a written
agreement to comply with the duties prescribed by
law,and in every case, except four or five not deemed
suitable, from peculiar circumstances, has received col-
lateral security for the faithful fulfilment of these
agreements, and has endeavored, from time to time, to
make such requests on the subject of specie and other
topics connected with their condition, and their mode
of transacting business, as seemed conducive to safety
and public convenience. The names of each deposit
bank, with the amount of public money in each, and
its detailed condition, in.all respects, near the first of
November, 1836, are exhibited in the documents an-
nexed (E 1, 2.) In another document (F,) is present-
ed more fully and recently, the condition of those
banks with this Department, as it shows by their last
returns to the Treasurer, on the first instant, the
amount of public money then on hand,the outstanding
drafts then against them, and the existing transfers to
and from each bank.
A number of the States now have deposited suffi-
cient, with the accruing revenue, to meet all the pro-
bable demands within their limits the next year. But
it is otherwise with several of them, and, where money
has not yet been placed in each State sufficient to meet
the probable amount of deposited required there during
the first quarter of the next year, for expenditure, as
well as apportionment, it has been, or will be, put
under orders of transfer, so as to reach there season-
Numerous difficult and embarrassing questions have
arisen in the execution of the new deposit act, in con-
sequence of the novelty of many of its provisions, and
the unequal operation of others on some of the deDosi-

stories. But where great doubts existed, as to the true
intention of the law, the opinion of the Attorney Gen-
eral has been taken. When that opinion has been un-
favorable to the views entertained, under the law as it
now stands, the parties have been left, as they must al-
ways be, in such cases of supposed inequality and hard-
ship, to resort to Congress for appropriate relief.
It is therefore respectfully suggested, that relief for
the past, may be proper, in several cases, which it is
anticipated the 'parties interested will present to the
consideration of Congress. For'the convenience of this
Department, it is desirable that a provision be made for
the future, that any agency furnishing ample security,
be regarded under thie law, as having the same separ-
ate capital where established, as the bank to which it
It is further recommended, that authority be given to
discontinue such of the newly selected banks, as may
from time to time be no longer needed for fiscal or oth-
er purposes. A large portion of them, after the con-
templated deposites-are made with the several States,
will probably become entirely useless .to the Treasury,
while their returns and correspondence will continue
to be burdensome to all concerned.
- Immediately after the passage of the law, it became
the duty of this Department, among other things, to se-
lect a sufficient number of banks to hold the public
money without exceeding three-fourths of the amount
of their capitals, and one at least in each State having
banks. As it seemed impossible to carry these provis-
ions into execution in several of the States,'unless banks
should be selected which might possibly have issued'or
paid out some small bills after the 4th of July, and be-
fore they had completed the agreement, and assumed
the duties imposed by the act, Uit was thought that a
natural construction given to this limitation in that're-
spect, would make it applicable only to such banks as
were selected and subject to the law previous to that
date, and that the others must not on a like principle
make any such issues after their selection. This would
impart a reasonable and practical effect to the clause,and
at the same time not tend entirely to defeat the opera-
tion of other provisions in the act. Accordingly, minute
inquiries were not instituted whether the banks apply-
ing to be selected had previous to their application issu-
ed such bills or not; but all were required at the time
of their selection, to enter into an express written agree-
ment to 'conform to the provisions of the act, and con-
sequently not to issue any while they were public de-
noaitorieps On rmnre mnture' rp Wflinb n ,t, ,.,.tk r -

SChronicle and Patriot
Barque Madeline, Stephens, Trinidad, 13th ult. via Vineyard.
Barque Franklin, Gibb3, Trinidad, 17th ult via Vineyard.
Brig lIelisarius, Davis, Baltimore.
Brig Beaver, (of Cranberry Island) WNard, New York, 50 hours.
Sch Velocity, Greene,.Port au Prince, 14th ult. Left, brig Han-
nah & Mary, Tripe, N York, 5 ; Finance, Silliman, Philadelphia,
10, only Am vessels.. 15th, 6 leagues from Port au Prince, passed
brig Catherine, fin N York, bound in. Sailed in co with HavtienL
brig Artibonite, (formerly Onslow, of N York) Kalleson, fr St
Marc, to load for N York.
Seh Echo, M'Lellan, Norfolk.
Bchs Treniont, Reed ; Fancy, Chase ; Splendid, Wass ; Gran-
ville, Graffam, and RHnry Clay, Baker, New York.
Sch Caspian, Blanchard, New York,
Sch Queen, Patterson, New Bedford.
Ship Tagus, (new, 581 tons, of Boston) Peter Pratt, New Or-
leans, by Win 'Iucker & Sons-Barque Gaspar, Nathan Pool, do.
J Fairfield--Brigs Acadian, Line, Halifax, T Tremlett; Tom
Cringle, Darker, New Orleans, J 1-lart'horn ; Pandora, Drake, do.
S R Allen ; Cervantrs, Kendrick, Charleston ; Pataplnco, Dean
Smith, and Chatlam, Taylor, Baltimore ; Lucy, Denin.ion, and
Atlas. Deering, Portland-Sc'hs William, Couiins, Poir de Faix
and a market, R N Berry ; Illinois, Weeks, Iichmnond ; Harriet,
Sparrow Snow, Baltimore ; ''asso, James flawes, and ZelI:,
Smith, New York; \Villiamn, Gibbs, New Bedford ; Florida, ,-:;..
vary, Wareham ; Geo Washington, Nantucket ; Palestine, Euia-
tis, Bangor ; Satellite, Dover Nun, Newburyport.
Brig Ella, Matthews, Philadelphia.
Sch Mary. (ofE)lswortli) Milliken, New York.
Sloop Jackson, Gauss, Salem.
SAILED-Sunday, wind NW to SW. moderate, ship Charles;
brigs Acadian, Emit, Tonm CrinAl;, Cervantes, Patapsco, Chat-
ham, Lucy Ann, Atlas ; schs Industry, Cadrmus, Cyanet, Con-
nexion, and others. Also, from below, brigs Pembroke, and
Alexandria. Barque H-lenry anchored in the Roads. It is be-
lieved that nothing went to eea on Saturdayv-wnd1 SE. rainy.
Brig Black Hawk, Baker, Porto Cabello, 21ft ilt. Left, btig
Splendid, Clark, fin N York, just ar ; sch Independence, Lewis,
Laguayra and St Johns, Pit. next day, only Am vtsselq. Brig
Montgomery, Little, fin Philadelphia,was at Lauuavra about 10th.
Spoke -, off Bonaire, brig King Lear, fm Honaire for N York ; 2d
inst. lat -29&, Ion 69., sell Teazer, Jones. hence for N Orleans.
Brig Eliza, (Br) Hally, St Johns, NF. .P;thi ill. Left, hriirs Cor-
delia, Jones, Boston, 29th ; Neptune., Raymond, hence, ar 18th,
disg. Brig Angola, Tufts, for Brazil, sailed 3 da' s before. Ship
Seaman, Ryder, for Legli.rn, and brig Attentilmn, Johnson, for
Boston, sailed about 20th. Brig Duan, Curtis, for P'ernanmbuco,
sailed about 19th. Spoke 4th inst. lat 42,, Ioa 59, sch Mechanic,
of Bangor. fm St Peters, Miq. understood for Bonton.
Brig Wave, Stoddard, Sydney, CB. 19.
Brig Cecilia, Ryder, Baltimore.
Shell Acadian Lass, (Br) Tilly, Prince Edward's -"
Sell Mary Jane, Sargent, Philadelphia. .sland.
Sch Pearce. Johnson, Philadelphia.
Scll Perseverance, Swett, New"
Sell Boundary, Shack four' ,," ork.
Gov Robbins, and Ch-'" *, Eastport, 3d inst. Sels Edw Preble,
Sell Wm Tll" .-"elle, hiene, two latter f,r Calais, ar 1st.
Sch MI- oenn, Dover.
..dcaibo, Churz';lii, Plymouth.
Ship Saxon, ilMansficld. New Orleans, by J Baker & Son-
Barque Mary Frazier, Chas Sumner, Sandh ich Islands, T' B Cur-
* tis--rig Robt Walin, Matthvws, Philadtlphlia-Sclhs Wnl Wnal-
Slace, Crowell, do ; Renown, Crowell ; Frauklini, Morton. and Os-
car, Baker, New York-Sloop Fancy Packet, Adams, Salem.
Office of New York Commercial Advertiser,
Saturday, Dec 10, 9 PM..
Ar. ship St Paul, (of Bcston) Robinson, r;anilla, J uly 12. Sail.d
i:i co with ship Portia, Swilft, for China. Spoke July 1, (or had
been spoken) in the Straits of hasselan, ship MattaKeesct, from
Canton for N York ; Aug 24, in trails of Sunda, passed a ship
supposed lhe Leonidas ; Oct 2, on Lagullas Bank, spoke ship
Izette, Sistare, of Salem, hound into Cape Good hope, 1550 iblls
ol ; 25th, lat25 30, Ion 730, ship Awashonks, of Falniouth, oil
not stated.
Brig Hannah & Mary, Tripe, Port aim Prince, "20th ult. Left,
Irigi Finance, Silliman, Philadelphia, 22d Catherine, Johnson,
disg. of and for N York, only Am vessels.
On the 8th inst. the Christiana Creek was frozen over, and the
Delaware river full ot ice frt:m shore to bhore, tilhe whole way up
from Wilmington.
Thie pilot boat Wm Price, with ipilots,.was despatched front
Philadelphia 8th, by underwriters-they have put on board a sup-
ply ofeprovisions, &c. to furnish vessels on the coast and inward
bound-she is to cruise until the IC(th of March next.

Sch Meridian, Baxter, from Salem for New York, put into Hy-
annis 2d, having lo,-t part of her sails In the Bay,night of30lh tilt.
Brig .Admiral, at New York from Rio Janeu-o. on the 9tl, ult.
lat 37 40, Ion 69 59, encountered a severe hurricane from NN\V.
Dec 1, let 37 45, Ion 80, in a heavy gale threw over 600 (another
account says 45'J) bags coffee.
Brig H Tallnan, at Nt'w York froth Giiuayamna, reports Nov21,
lat 33, Ion 76, after a severe gale front SE. it became suddenly
calm, with a heavy sea : the vessel was unmanageable, rolled
away her fore topmast, shifted deck load, sprung aleak, and ship-
ped several seas.
One halfot the cargo of sch Halcyon, stranded on the bar of
Brassos Santiago, is reported to have been saved.
Sch Friendship, Tyler, Irom Calais for New York, with latnes,
got ashore ia Great Point, Nantucket, 3d inst. had lpst anchors
and cabl-s.
Sch Marion, of Mount Desert, from Lubec for New York, with
plaster, put into Nantucket, 4th ihst. in distress, with loss of both
anchors, one tile day previous, the other that iliorning, 7 miles
Sloop Susan, (t-2 tons) from Pridence for Mobile, was abai-
doned 2d inst. and crew taken to Norfolk.
Ar at New Bedford, 9th, barque Russell, Gifflrd, Indian Ocean,\
via Fernando Noronha, with '2000 bbls sp oil. pmike Aug 12, lat
17 8. lo 115 E. herald, NB 800 sp 375 wh ; off ape Good Hope,
Sept '23, Courier, Worth, do no oil.-
Sailed from Talhahuana, aliout Sept 1, Wade, Ray, of and for
Dart mvouth, tll. On Coast of Peru. in July, Pienix, Hlnssey, Nan
190i--had 3 boats stove by a whale, andi was bound into 'Jacamas
in consequence.
At Rio Janerio, Oct 21, brig Pantheon, NB une.
Heard fron about July Magnllet, Warren, 250 ; in Aug. Abi-
(poken, Nov 9, lat 34-1 07, lo,, 41 10, barque Wade, from Pacific
ceatn for Dartmouth, 2250 bbls : another account says 2150.
[See letter from our New York correspondent.]
Sailed from New Bedford, 12th, ship Young Phoenix, Sherman,
Pacific; brig Ouito, (of Fairhaven) Reynolds, Falkland Islarnda.
Ar at Bristol, 9th, ship Anne. Swain, Pacific Ocean, 830 bbls oil.
At Payla, Sept 8, Maignolia, NB 1600 bbls.
LEFT, &c.
At Mlalaga, 28th ult. barque Plato, Tubbs, N York, next day
reported only Am vessel.
At Madeira, Sept 29, brig Chili, Hills, reported for New York,
few days.

At Buenos Ayres, abollt Oct 1, ships Brutus, Adams, N Yoik,2;
Plato, Wood, Rio Janeiro, soon ; Chas HIenry, inith, Idg (sup-
posed for Havana) ; brigs Baltimore, Snow, (fin Montevideo) for
Baltimore 14 ; Sultana, do 2 ; Eagle, Maitin, Cadiz, unc.
At ijio Janeiro, Oct 21, ships Deucalion, Thaver, Cowes, 4;
Plato, Wood, fin Tarragona, via B Ayres, disg; New Orleans,
Whittlesey, for N Orleans ; Susan, Jennings, unc ; barque Ro-
man, Gill, do ; brigs Falmouth, Harvey, wtg cargo; alcyon,
Brown, Cowes, 6 ; Tenedos, Robbins,N YorK, unc ; sch E Dor-
sey, for sale.
Sailed from Port au Prince, 8th ult. sch Pocassett, Windfield,
Gonaives, to load for Philadelphia.
At Port au Platt, about Nov 11, brig Triumph, Wright, hence,
diug. only Ain vessel.
Sailed from St Johns, PR. about Nov 20, brig Miles King, Mull,
N Orleans, via Turks Island : (previously reported for Boston, di-
No Am vessel at Guayania, about Nov 10.
At Ilavana, about Nov 29, barque Rapid, Ward, N Yoik, 5;
brig Baltimore, Libbey, fmi Bostoin, ar 24th ; schs Hlyperion, Ty-
ler, faL Charleston, do ; Banner, Wild, fmn N Orleans, do. Sailed
20th, ech Delaware, Milton, do.
Ar at Havana, 21st ult. brigs Carroll, Young, Philadelphia, 9
Eleanor, Hall, do 10 ; Emily Davis, trooks, do do to return .It.
iAr at do about 27th, brig ,agle, Evans, Charleston.
Oct 23, lat 34 03, Ion 74 32, ship Mary & Harriet, fm N Orleans
for Liverpool.
Nov 8, lat 27 07, ion t3 20, brig Emolum ain t, 8 days from Phila-
delphia for Anttigua.
Nov 25, lat 38 50, Ion 67 51, barque Jones, Dominis, fin Boston,
via N York for Sandwich Islands.
Dec 4, lat 39, Ion 69, ship Tamerli me, 3 days from Wiscasset
for avannah.
Dec 4, lat 38, Ion 72, brig ----, reported Elizabeth, fm Prov-
incetown for Savannalt.
Dec 5, lat 40, Ion 71 40, Fr brig ---- 123 days from Mar-
seilles for N York, short of provisions.
Dec 6, lat 38 19, Ion 70 50, ship Harvest, Fuller, 8 days from
Alexandria for Amsterdam.
Oct 29, lat 281, Ion 32, brig Chas Joseph, fin Hamburg for Balti-
more, with 13. passengers.
Nov 15, lat 33, Ion 02, sch Majestic, 15 days from Thomaston for
Nov 20, lat 22, Ion 74, sch Adeline, from Pott au Prince for Bal-
)ec 2, offFrying Pan Shoals, brig Elizabeth, 39 days from Pt
Petre for Wilmington, NC.
Ar at St Josephs, F. brig Hartley, Ryder, Boston, 19.
Sailed from Pensacola, 19th, ech Rhine, Smitlr Key West. Ar.
sch Elizabeth, N Orleans.
AT at Charleston, 3d, ships Lexington, Hill, and Timoleon,
Winsor, N York, 9; brigs Malaga, (Sp) Sensat, havana, 7; Li-
gem, (pl) Fabrigas, Malaga, 42 schs Abaco, Niclols, Belfast,13;
-Darius, Providence; 4th, brigs Elm, Crott, Havana, 6; Jan Wil-
son, Otis, N York, 5; schs Lucy, Chandler, Baltimore, 5 ; Thom-
as, Folger, Wilmington. Sailed 3d, brig Chapman, Thompson, N
Orleans ; sch Branch, Willey, Havana.
Ar at Norfolk. 5th, sch Hitty Tom, Chase, Richmond ; 6th, brig
May, Patterson, Baltimore i schs Seadrift. Walker, Boston, 5, for
Richmond : 7th. Marvy (Colr Bnaiimre for M ....I ....-- --