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GALES & SEASON.
PR(GE, FOR A YEAR, TEN DOLLARS ; FOR SIX MONTHS, SIX
DOLLARS. PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
Those subscribing for a year, who do not, either at the time of
ordering the paper, or subsequently, give notice of their wish
to havo the paper discontinued at the expiration of their year,
will be presumed as desiring its continuance until counter-
manded, and it will be continued accordingly, at the option
of the Editors.
Until further notice the cars will depart as
1From Washington for Baltimore,
AT HALF PAST NINE O'CLOCK A. M.
AT HALF PAST THREE O'CLOCK P. M.
From Baltimore for Washington,
AT NINE O'CLOCK A. M.
AT A QUARTER PAST THREE O'CLOCK P. M;
dee 28-d6t&w6t [Alex. Gaz. & Met.]
CANAL PACKET OFFICE,
GEORGETOWN, MARCH 20, 1837.
T HE Packet Line is now in operation between Georgetown
and Shepherdstown, via Harper's'Fe'riy,' for the present,
leaving the former place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,
and the latter on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. On and
after the 3d of April the trips will be daily (Sundays exdepted)
from each place. Hours 'of starting 4 o'clock, A. M.: fare
brought 83 50, intermediate distances five cents per mile.
J. I. STULL,
mar 21-dt3dAp Treasurer.
FOR NORFOLK.-The Steamer CO-
LUMBIA, Captain James Mitchell, having been
placed permanently on the route between the Districtof Colum-
bia and Norfolk, will leave Washington every- Thursday at 10
o'clock, A. M. and, returning, will leave Norfolk every Sunday
at 3 o'clock P. M.
The Columbia arrives in time tor the Charlesto .,at'ts, Ports-
mouth Railroad, and the James river boats.
Passage and Fare $8.
Freight destined to Petersburg or Richmond, must be paid
for at the time of shipment. (Globe) mar 10-tf
THREE TIMES A WEEK.
Passage to Norfolk, Peters-
burg, and Richmond.-Onand
after Monday, the 13th instant, the
steamboat Kentucky will make
two trips a week to Norfolk, leaving the lower end of Spear's
wharf, Baltimore, every Monday and Friday afternoon, at 2
o'clock. Returning, will leave Norfolk every Sunday qnd
The Columbus will leave the same wharf every Wednesday
afternoon, at sarte hour, and, returning, will leave Norfolk every
Friday afternoon, weather permitting; will put passengers on
board the Philadelphia boat next morning.
These boats run in connexion with the Charleston steam
packets, and the James river steamboats for Petersburg and
Richmond. Passage and fare 88.
All baggage at the risk of the owners.
JAMES FERGUSSON, Agent, -
mar 23-2aw. Baltimore.
PASSAGE FROM NOR-
FOLK TO CHARLESTON,
S. C.-The superior steampackets
South Carolina and Georgia will
commence to run weekly on Saturday, the 18th instant, and
will continue to leave Norfolk every Saturday, after the arrival
of the boatfrom Baltimore.
Returning, will leave Charleston every Friday, and, unless in
bad weather, passengers may arrive in New Cork on Monday
Passengers leaving- New York on Thursday, and Philadel-
phia on Friday, will arrive in Norfolk in due time for the abore
Passage and fare $25 on and after the 18th.
All baggage at the risk of the owners.
DICKSON, HUNTER & HIPKINS, Norfolk.
JAMES FERGUSSON, Baltimore.
WILLIAM PATTON, Charleston.
V ERY EXTENSIVE SALE.-O:n Saturday, the 1st
of April, at 12 o'clock M. I shall sell at auction, without
reserve, at the National Hotel Livery Stables, the very exten-
sive and valuable stock of Carriages, Barouclies, &c. with the
fine harness and saddle Horses belonging to the above estab-
Handsome close Carriages and Coaichees, with harness
Do brass and silver mounted Barouches, with do
Do light buggy Wagon, with do
Five pairs of well broken harness Horses, in good condition,
ad have been carefully used. Amongst these are pairs ofihand-
ome match Horses, with several valuable saddle Horses.
Also, Saddles and Bridles, stable furniture, &c.
The carriages and barouches are in first-rate order, built in
ie most modern style, and of the best workmanship and mate-
Any one desirous of making a purchase of the above in one
tire lot, or a part thereof, has an opportunity of doing so at
-ivate sale previous to the 1st of April.
mar 25-d&cpts Auctioneer.
IY EDWARD DYER--GENTEEL HOUSE-
HOLD FURNITURE.-On Friday next, 31st
;it at 11 o'clock A. M. I shall sell at the residence of Mr. J.
Wilson, on F street, west of the Navy Department, his house-
Id and kitchen furniture, which is genteer and well kept,
isisting of, viz.
Parlor and chamber Carpets and Rug
Window Curtains, mahogany Sideboard
Hair Sofa, gilt mantel Glass
Handsome seat and Windsor Chairs
Passage and step Carpets, hall Lamp
Dining and breakfast Tables
Crockery and China, Glassware -
Set ivory Knives and Forks, &c.
French post Bedsteads, Beds
WVashstands end other articles of chamber furniture
Kitchen articles generally, Refrigerator, &c.
erms at sale. EDW'D DYER,
ar 25 (Globe) Auctioneer.
VALUABLE FARMS AT PRIVATE SALE.-
The subscriber will sell at private sale all or any portion
e real estate left by Thomas Cramphin, deceased, remain
mnsold at this time, consisting 6f the late residence of said
uphin, and otlber lands adjoining, together with two or
very valuable Farms on Rock ereehk.
et Dwelling-house-Faarm is situated about eleven miles
Washington, on the Washington and Rockville turnpike
and contains 375.; acres of land, a large portion of which
wood. The improvements consist of 'a brick dwelling-
: nearly new, with all the necessary out.-buildings.
-se Rock creek Farm, situated six miles from Georgetown
diately on the Georgetown and Reockville turnpike road,
of the most valuable and desirable farms in the county,
composed of a large portion of the finest timber and mea-
ind. The improvements consist of a commodious frame
ng-house, and all the necessary out-houses.
se lands have been recently surveyed, and laid off into
of from 200 to 400 acres; but should it be found advanta-
for the disposal of them, they will be subdivided to suit
:sers. Any communications addressed to the subscriber,
lensburg, or left at the National Hotel, Washington, will
rnptly attended to. GEORGE CALVERT,
/T AND COAL.-The cargo'of the ship Caledonia,
ipt. Coffin, from Liverpool, now arrived in the river, is
for sale, either the entire cargo or in lots to suit to pur-
SIt consists of
-00 sacks of blown or stowed Salt
00 do. Ground Alum do.
to 14,000 bushels Ground Alum Salt, in bulk, and
10 bushels Orrell Coal, for grates. Apply to
WALTER SMITH, Georgetown.
PICE.--The undersigned, Commissioners appointed
r Prince George's County Court to value and lay off
er of Margery Daral in andto to e lands of Richard
ceased, late of Prince George's county, according to
isions of the acts of Assembly in such case made and
do hereby give notice to all concerned, that they will ,
him late residence of Mr. Richard Hill, on the 4th day
or thereabouts, at 10 o'clock, to correct the mistake
made in assigning Mrs. Margery Darnall's dower to
WILLIAM F. DEAKINS,
WILLIAM B. GAILER,
BENJAMIN- 0. LOWNDS,
1,300,000 INDIAN RATIONS.
OFFICE INDIAN AFFAIRS, March 10, 1837.
P ROPOSALS will be received at Cincinnati, Ohio, until 12
o'clock M. on the 10th day of April next, for furnishing,
forlthe use of the Chickasaws, one million three hundred thou-
sand Indian rations ; one hundred thousand to be delivered at
Memphis, Tennessee, on or before the 10th day of.May, two
hundred thousand at Little Rock, Arkansas, on or before then
20th day of May, and one million at Fort Cofflee, on the Arkan-
sas river, on or before the 30th day of May next.
The Indian ration consists of-
1. One pound of fresh beef or pork, or three-fourths of a
pound of salt pork.
2. Three-fourths of a quart of corn or corn meal, or one pound
of wheat flour.
3. Four quarts of salt to every one hundred rations.
The rations, which must be of the first quality, must be de-
livered in good order, at the points indicated, without expense
to the Uni'ed States, to the agents of the Government, who will
be stationed there for the purpose of inspecting and receiving
Bids may be made for each delivery, separately, but no bid
for less than the whole amount wanted at each place will be
Approved security, in a penalty of double the amount of the
accepted bid or bids, will be required.
The privilege of rejecting all the bids, if deemed too high, is
reserved to the Government.
Payments will be made by drafts on this office, accompanied.
by the certificate of the agent receiving the rations, as to the
delivery of the same in accordance with the contract. No ad-
vances will be made.
The proposals must be sealed and endorsed "Proposals to
furnish Chickasaw rations," and directed to Lieut. J. D. SEA-
RIGHT, U. S. A. Cincinnati, Ohio, who, or some other officer of
the Government, will open and declare the bids on the 10th of
April, and close the contracts. C. A. HARRIS,
Q Commissioner Indian Affairs.
Inr To be published daily till the 10th April, in the Republi-
fan and Advertiser, Cincinnati, and Hemisphere, Columbus,
Ohio, Gazette, Lexington, Monitor, Maysville, and Advertiser,
Louisville, Kentucky, and the accounts, with one copy of each
paper, presented to Lieut. Searight for payment.
mar I 1-dtl0thAp C. A. H.
25,000 BUSHELS OF RICHMOND COAL.
NAVY AGENT'S OFFICE,
WASHINGTON, MARCH 18, 1837.
P ROPOSALS will be received at this office until the 5th of
April next, for twenty-five thousand bushels of Richmond
Coal, to be delivered at the Navy Yard in this city. One-third
part, at least, must brseoa coal, and the remainder may be
fine -coal for smiths' use. The quality must be equal to the
Black Heath Company of Colliers" Coal. Part of thie Coal
will be wanted in the early part of next month, and the remain-
der on or before the first day of October next.
Ten percentum will be withheld from the amonuntof each de-
livery until thie contract is fully complied with, in ad hition to
the bond'with the sureties given for the faithful performance of
tir To be published daily in the National Intelligencer,
Globe, and Richmond Enquirer. mar 22-dtA5
P[ROPOSALS will be received by the undersiga-
ed, through the Post Office at Philadelphia, till the 25th of
April, for furnishing the United States witll the following Yel-
low Pine Lumber, viz.
3,000 running feet of 12 inches square, in lengths of 32, 38,
44, and 50 feet in equal proportions.
60 pieces, 12 inches square, 22 feet long.
100 pieces, 6 inches by 12,23 feet long.
30,000 feet (board measure) of 3 inch plank.
The above to be delivered on the beach near Lewes,. Dela-
ware, Cape Henlopen, one-third in May, one-third in June, and
the remainder in July. The whole of the above to be'free of
sap. For any further information, apply to the-undersigned, or
to Lieut. F. A. Smith, of the Corps of Engineers, Lewes, Dela-
ware ... R1CHD. DELAFIELD
mar 25-dt24A ". Captain of Engineers.
P ROPOSALS will be received by the undersign-
.X ed, through the Post Office at Philadelphia, till the l7th of
April, to furnish the United States with 350 White Oak Piles,
26 feet long and 12 inches square. Also, 30 White Oak Tim-
bers for capping, 25 feetlong and 12 inches square. To be de-
livered at the beach near Lewes, Cape Henlopen, one-third in
May, one-third in June, and the remainder in July. For any
further information, apply to the undersigned or to Lieut. F. A.
Smith ofthe Corps of Engineers, Lewes, Delaware.
mar 25-dtl5A Captain of Engineers.
STONE FOR THE DELAWARE BREAK-
I WATER.-Proposals will be received by the under-
signed, through the post office, (Philadelphia,) until the 15th of
April, for the delivery, at the Delaware Breakwater, of Stone
to the value of one hundred thousand dollars. The stone to be
of the hardest and mostdurable kind. A preference will be gi-
ven to that containing the least mica. One-third of the quanti-
ty is required in pieces exceeding two tons (of 2,240 lbs.)
weight, and the other two-thirds in pieces not less than one-
quarter of a ton weight. The whole to be delivered on or be-
fore the 15th day of November next.
Proposals will be received specifying the rate per ton of each
size for any quantities over one thousand tons.
Payments made in this city, on producing evidence ofdelive-
ry at the Breakwater, subject to a reservation of ten per cent.
as security for the performance of the contract.
For any more information apply to the undersigned, at his of-
fice, 208 Spruce street, Philadelphia, or to Lieut. F. A. Smith,
of the corps of Engineers, at the Breakvwater.
mar 18-dtl3thA Captain of Engineers.
NAVY DEPARTMENT, MARCH 11, 1837.
NOTICE.-All persons claiming to be placed upon the
Navy Pension Roll are requested to send their papers to
the Navy Department.
All claims for arrears of Navy Pensions arc requested ta be
forwarded to the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury for settlement.
In all cases, the necessary instructions as to proof, &sc.will be
promptly transmitted to claimantshby the Department and Fourth
Auditor. This notice is given to prevent personal applications
at the Department, and to save to the parties the expense and
delay of employing agents. mar 14 -dimno
APPAHANNOCK CANAL AND SLACK-
WATER NAVIGATION.-Notice to Contrac-
tors.-Sealed proposals will be received, until the 7th day of
April next, by the subscriber, on behalf of the Rappahannock
Company, at the office of their Engineer, in the town of Fred-.
ericksburg, for the construction of four new Dams, raising, cov-
ering, and backing several others, several short Canals, four-
teen Lift Looks, of wood and stone combined, ten Guard Locks,
and other incidental works, for that portion of the slack-water
navigation extending from the town of Fredericksburg to Bar-
nettl's mills, a distance of twenty miles.
The prices for the work must include the expense of materials
necessary for the completion of the same according to plans and
specifications that will be ready for examination on the Ist to the
7th April, inclusive.
The work to be completed by the 15th day of November of
the present year.
It is believed that the work above offered for contract presents
superior inducements, especially to such as have been accus-
tomed to, and prefer, contracts embracing heavy dry wallingand
carpentry, the materials for which are at hand and in abund-
No fears need be entertained as to the healthfulness of the
The usual testimonials of character and responsibility will be
expected to accompany the proposals.
mnar 21-dt7thAp Chief Engineer.
F TSH DOCKS.-The following sites have been estab-
llished by law for the sale of fish, viz.
The south extremity of 17th street west, on the Tiber ; the
landing on thie north side of the Tiber at 7th and 12th streets
west, provided no fish shall be cleaned on said landings; the
steamboat wharf on the Potomac, near the bridge over the Polo-
mac., and at Cana's wharf; 'Pront's wharf on the Eastern Branch ;
the wharf owned or occupied by F. B. Poston, on the Potomac
river, near the entrance of Rock creek in the same, and on theu
south side ofTiber creek bn 151h street west; and the whartf
now occupied by Messrs. F. B. Poston and Thomas Herbert,
near tihe intersection of G and 27th streets west.
No fish can be sold, between the 15th of March and 1st of
June, out of any vessel, scow, or boat, at any other site or plmci
in this city, under a penalty of 810, except at Ihe landings where
they may be caught or taken in seines, or out of cars and wa-
gons, and at the several market-houses.
mar 13-1mo WM. HEWITT, Register.
LANK BOOKS, STATIONERY, &c.-GAR-
RETANDERSON has on hand a good assortment of
Blank Books, Writing and Printing Paper, Tape, Taste, &P.
which he will sell at a low rate. The Clerks in the Depart-
ments and others purchasing Stationery, will do well to see his
samples, and compare the prices with those of othcr dealers.
For sale at P. Thompson's Old Stand, Pennsylvania ave:nue,-
between Lith and 12th streets. feb 10
WASHI ING5TON: 'UESDA M, IIRCL
TO TIHE LOVES OF DRY FEET!
Keep the feet dry, the head cool, and bid defiance to the
The subscriber need not expatiate on the above passage, which
is taken from the works of the celebrated physician whose name
is prefixed; lie is aware e hat an enlightened public will digest
and bear its import in minJ, and thus give to it its due appreci-
The Journal of Health, published in Philadelphia in 1827, by
an association of medical gentlemen, in giving a list of all the
melancholy diseases that arise from wet feet, numbering thirty-
nine, says tlhe fair and lovely of the land are cut down in the
bloom and blossom of life, from diseases arising from wet feet,
owing in a great meaiisure to the pride of youth, and the heed-
lessness of old ago, thus depriving society ofsome of the bright-
est orbs and greatest ornaments, and when such diseases have
taken place, tie house is on fire, and danger is not far off."-
Vol. 1, No. 6.
The following is taken from the Medical Advocate. What
causes the doctors to ride in their coaches ? Cold and wet feet.
If, then, you would wish to dispense with their services, keep
your feet dry." An ounce ofpreventative is worth a pound of
HJealth, the poor man's riches, the rich man's bliss."
The subscriber most respectfully informs the reader that he
has superseded, by his late discovery, the alarming consequren-
ces mentioned in the respectable journals above quoted, which
discovery has been sanctioned by one of the most erudite socie-
ties probably in the world, (the American Institute.) And after
having undergone an ordeal of the-severest scrutiny and criti-
cisem before the judges of said institution as to the public utility
o.fhis invention, it awarded him the diploma in October, 1835,
.and again in October, 1836, having thus twice borne its testi-
mony to the excellence of his invention. With such testimony,
he hesitated not in applying to the Government for an .exclusive
right for the said discovery, which right has been granted, ac-
cording to law, for the term of fourteen years from the 10th day
of this month, for this most desirabledesideratum. Hispatented
composition renders all kinds of leather completely impervious
to water, and is a sure preventative against its breaking; and
this latter property is in importance "equal to the former..
It wilt be useful to the currier, the boot maker, the carriage
maker, saddle and har ness maker, the wall painter, in preserv-
ing his patterns, and lastly to the contractors of the mails, in ren-
dering the bags in which letters, packages, &e. are conveyed,
completely impervious, which will be a saving of at least 25 per
cent. The patent right is for sale. All communications address-
ed to thei patentee (post paid) will be attended to.
P. G. NAGLE,
Railroad Hotel, near the Capitol, Penn. Av.
N. N. The diplomas, patent right, certificates and speci-
mens are now exhibiting as above.
STOCK OF MERCHANDISE FOR SALE and
Taver Ibfor rent.-The subscriber, being anxious to
retire from the mercantile business, offers for sale his Stock of
Goods, consisting of merchandise generally.
Also, for rent, the Store House, situated on the Washington
Railroad, twelve miles from Washington. As to the advantages
of this situation as a place of business, lie will satisfy any who
may be disposed to buy him out.
Also, for rent, is Taver'n stand, at the samdre place, (Belts-
ville, Maryland.) The tavern is large, ready furnished, and
conveniently constructed, with every necessary building at-
tached, such as stabling, &c. The railroad cars stop at this
place four times daily, to take in and put out passengers, and to
receive and deliver produce. The situation is remarkably
healthy; and t: any crs who -.ill properly carry en one or both
establishments, offers great inducements. Terms will be very
liberal, and possession given at any time.
P. S.-I am authorized to rent the Tavern stand in Bladens-
burg, belonging to Mrs. H. Ross. The house, has been occu-
pied a long time a tavern, and holds out inducements at this
time, as passengers stop to and from the railroad. Possession
given immediately, and rent moderate.
jan' 21-ceotf Beltsville, Washington Railroad, Md.
OTICE.-Thle subscriber will sell from 1,000 to 12,000
cords of Pine Wood, standing on his plantation, near Har-
ris's Lot Post Office, Charles county, Maryland, for the low suma
of seventy-five cents per cord, or at a lower price, according to
the number of cords wanted. The hauling, either to the Poto-
mac or Wycomico rivers, is convenient; two and a half miles
from the former, and two from the latter. Some of said pines
are from twenty to sixty feet high, and free from knots, boughs,
or limbs, nearly to the top, and from 8 to 12 inches square.
Harris's Lot, Charles county, Maryland.
F-INAL NOTICE TO DEBTORS.-All persons in-
debted to Walter Harper, late of the City of Washington,
Dry Goods Merchant, are requested to make immediate pay-
ment to the subscriber. Those who have not yet made payment
of their accounts may save the costs ofsuit, provided they do so
on or before Monday next, the 27th instant, when all delinquents
will either be proceeded against in the Circuit Court, or by
warrant, without respect of persons.
WILLIAM THOMPSON, Magistrate,
No. 7, Louisiana Avenue, near the Bank of Washington.
4f Ladies, wishing to settle with the subscriber, can call at
his dwelling, seven doors above his office.
mar 21-1w (Glo.)
A FARM FOR SALE-Situated in Prince George's
county, Maryland, containing 270 or 280 acres. It lies in
a very pleasant and healthy neighborhood, and is distant tenm
miles from Washington city. lThe improvements are a two-
story frame dwelling house, a two-story barn, the lower of stone;
the stable joins the barn, so as to form a right angle, and the
corn-house is connected with the stable, making it a very de-
sirable place for cattle. It lies on the main road leading from
Bladensburg to Good Luck post office, and can easily be recog-
nised by two rows of locust trees leading from the road to the
house. Clover, plaster, and lime have been used with great
success. It certainly yields, in a great degree, to the growth of
clover, timothy, and red-top. There are two meadows, one at
tie head of a spring of very pure water, adjoining the barn,
distant sixty yards friom the dwelling; the other in one of the
fields, headed by four first-rate springs. The place is divided
into six fields, and the barn being so centered as to receive the
stock from either direction. This finm would suit a town gentle-
man, for its local situation partakes of some variety. It has a
large supply of- wood land, and a very handsome young apple
orchard of select fruit. It possesses a large and desirable out-
let for cattle and iaogs, and the farm is well adapted to grazing,
which would render it acceptable to those who would prefer
farming altogether. Possession can be had at any time, and
payments to suit the purchaser. Messrs. GEORGE WV. PHIL-
LIPS and WIc'E-a BE~vr both of Washington city, can de-
scribe this farm to the satisfaction of inquiry.
mar 20-w4w JONATHAN PHILLIPS.
T HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
hatli obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
county, in the District of Columbia, letters of administration on
the personal estate of Pearce Naddy, late of Washington coun-
ty, deceased. All persons having claims against said deceas-
ed are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers
thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 14th day of October
next; they miay otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit
of tie said deceased's estate.
Given under my hand this 14th day of October, 1836.
MARY ANN NADDY,
mar 16-w3w Administratrix.
UCKLAND'S GEOLOGY.-Just received from
S the publisher, Geology and Mineralogy, considered with
reference to Natural Theology, by the Rev. William Buckland,
D. D. For sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
mar 15-3t Penn. Avenue, between 1lhh and 12th sts.
NEW YORK INFIRMARY for Diseases of the
Skin, corner of Broadway and Courtland street, (en
trance No. 2 Courtland street,) open daily, fi-rom 1 till 2 o'clock
Physicians.-JoHN W.ScHMDnT, Jr M.D., MINTURniPosT
M. D., CHARLES A. I'POTEn, MI. D. jan 26-dt
Wh1OR SALE OR RENT.-On the upperpart of Green-
.A leaRs Point, the two westernmost three story Brick Houses,
in which Commodore RODGEas recently resided, together with
the garden, ice house, bath, smoke house, stables, carriage
house, &c. &c. mar 7-tf
( ASH FOR NEGROES.-I will give the highest
a cash price for likely NEGROES from 10 to 25 years of
age. Myselfor agent can at all times be found at the estab-
lishnmnt formerly owned by Armfiold, Pranklin & Co. at the
west end of Duke street, Alexandria. -
mar 14-tf GEORGE KEPHART.
ASH FOR 4100 NEGROES, including bothlsexs,
from twelveto twenty-five years of age. Persons having
servants to dispose of will find it to their interest to give me a
call, as I will give higher prices, in cash, than any other pur-
chaser who is now in this market.
I can at all times be found at the MECHANICS' HALL,now
kept by B. 0. Sheckle, and formerly ke-t Iby Isaac Beers, on
Seventh street, a few doors below Lloyd's tavern, opposite the
Centre market. All cominmunicationspronptly attended to.
JAMES H. BIRCH,
nov 7-rit Washington City.
WASHINGTON CITY, MARCH 7, 1837.
S EPARATE PROPOSALS will be received at the
office of the Q uartermnaster of the Marine Corps, in this
city, until the 2d day of April next, for furnishing, for the use
of the United States, thie following articles ;
5,000 cotton shirts
2,500 linen overalls
1,500 linen jackets
3,000 pairs Germantown socks
800 fatigue caps
4,000 pair of shoes -
600 uniform leather caps, complete, except pompons
4,000 yards ofyellow worsted lace, 3-8 inch wide
3,000 do do do 1-2 do
120 yellow worsted sergeant's epaulets
120 do. do corporal's do
1,400 do do shoulder straps
35 sergeant's sashes.
Samples of the different articles can be sean at this office, and
at the offices of the officers commanding marines at Portsmouth,
New Hampshire ; Charlestown, Massachusetts ; Brooklyn, New
York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Norfolk, Virginia.
One-half of the cotton shirts, linen jackets, and linen overalls,
to be delivered on or before the 1st day of May next; and the
other half, together with all the articles, on or before the lstday
of July tnc i it,: i..I i to be delivered at the Marine Clothing
Store, in P ...l..t..p .1, good, new, and stroug.packing boxes,
(for which no charge will be allowed,) without expense 'to, the:
United States, and subject, after delivery, to- the inspection of
the Quartermaster, or such persons as hle may appoint. The
proposals to be endorsed "Proposals for Marine Clothing."
E. J. WEED,
tiar 8-3tawtd Quartermaster.
'The Portsmouth Gazette, New Hampshire ; American Senti-
nel and Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia; the New York Times;
Morning Post, Boston; the Republican Herald, Providence, R.
1.; Baltimore Republican, and Norfolk Herald, will give the
above three insertions per week, and send one copy of the pa-
per containing the advertisement to this office.
WRITING PAPER.-W. FISCHER has been re-
ceiving by the late arrivals from New York and Phila-
delphia, his fall supply of Writing Paper. The assortmen is
extensive, a part of which he had made expressly to order, of
superior quality, and weighing from 12 to 16 ounces more in the
ream than any other kind ofthe same size.
`1 HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
county, in the District of Columbia, letters of administration on
the personal estate of Ferdinani' F. Wood, late of Washington
county, D. C. deceased. All persons having claims against the
deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, within the
vouchers thereof, to'the subscriber on or before thIe 3d day of
March next; they mnay otherwise by law be excluded from all
benefit ot said estate. Given under my hand this 3d day of
mar 8-w3w MARY A. E. WOOD, Adm'x.
Notice is also given, that my father, John Nowland, is here-
by authorized to transact all business for me relating to the nbove
MARY A. E. WOOD.
T HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
has obtained.from the Orphans' Court of Washington
county, iu the District of Columbia, letters of administration oni
thie personal estate of Elizabeth Bowie, late of Washington
county, deceased. All per'sois having claims against the said
deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the
vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, oin or before the 22d day
of February next ; they may otherwise, by law, be excluded
from all benefit of said estate. Given under my han'l, this 20th
day of March, 1837.- HENRY MAY,
mniar 21-w3w Adiinistrator.
OR RENT OR SALE.-A new Brick Tavern es-
tablishimnet, in thea town of Lewisburg, opposite the
court-house, nine miles from the White Sulphur Sprinas, and
twelve miles from the Blue Sulphur Springs, end ou the main
stage line frnom Washington and Richmond to Guyan.otte, on
the Ohio riyer. The heojse is 80 feet in lenghi, and 50 in width,
three stories high, with thirty-one' fine sized rooms, and the
kitchen in the basement story, and a large new stable, and within
all other necessary ont-buildings.
To any gentleman that will furnish the house, and can come
well recommended, I will give one year free of rent.
Letters to be addressed to DAVID S. CREIGH, or
Col. THOMAS CREIGH,
feb 20-3taw2rmd&c Lewisburg, Va.
L AND FOR SALIE.-The subscribers will offer at
public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, on the 20th
of April next, a Tract of Land named Pig Pen, containing 126
acres, more or less, and about one-half in wood. The said
land adjoins Capt. C. Baden's and John Contee's lands, and
formerly the plantation where the late William Cross resided,
lying and being in Prince George's county, Maryland, and not
more-than one and a half miles from Good Luck Post Office.
It is presumed those who wish to purchase will view the land
before the day of sale. Sale to take place at Good Luck Post
Office, at 10 o'clock A.M. Title indisputable. .
BEN. M. DUCKETT,
feb 13-wts Executors of Col. Jos. Cross.
AND FOR SALE.-I wish to sell my plantation call-
ed B.oolkridge," lying in Prince George's county, Md.
nearUpper iVarlboro' and Nottingham, four and a halfmiles
distant from each place, containing about Four Hundred Acres,
on which there is a new and comfortable dwelling-house, kitch-
en, meat-house, stable, carriage-house, overseer's house, and
three negro quarters, &c.; fine springs ofwater, good fruit, fire-
wood in abundance, and is situated in one of the most respect
able neighborhoods in tlie county. Persons hielined to purchase
can view the land by applying to Mr. Grimes, the manager,
and the terms made known by application to
GEO. W. BISCOE,
jan 28-law6w. NottinEgham.
Circuit Court of tile District of" Columbla, ior tise
Cottunty of Washington.-tIn Equity.
George Law, vs. Charles Brugiere, James L. Duval et al.
T HE bill of complaint in this ac.se alleges an agreement,
between the complainant and the said Charles Brugiere,
one of the defendants, by which it was stipulated that the com-
plainant, in consideration of his services in and about the pro-
seutien of a certain claim before the Board of Commissioners
appointed under the treaty with France, providing for remune-
ration to the citizens of the United States for spoliations by
French subjects, &c. and in consideration of hishaving inform-
ed the said Brugiere of the existence of said claim, and of his
furnishing the evidence to establish the validity of the same,
should have and retain out of the sum which should be awarded
in liquidation of the said claim, a certain proportion thereof, to
wit, one-third of tihe whole amount. The bill further shows
that the complainant dlid prosecutee he said claim, and that an
award in liquidation thereof was made, for $1,879, to the said
James L. David, another of the defendants, in trust for the said
Charles Brugiere : by reason whereof the said complainant
could net receive or secure any portion of the same, under the
power of attorney made to him by thie said Brugiere.
Tie complainant asserts in his bill that he ought to be per-
muitted to receive from the Treasury Department a certificate
for one-third of the amount awarded, to wit, 8626 33 ; and the
bill seeks to compel the said Duval to execute his duty as trus-
tee of the said award, and to assign and transfer to the com-
plainant his one-third part thereof; and, further, to obtain a
full discovery-.'ind disclosure, upon the oath of the said parties,
of all connexion between them in rela ion to tihe premises, &c.
&c.; and to prevent the said parties, or either of them, from
obtaining possession of the said fund, without seenuring to the
complainant what is justly'due to him, the bill prays an injunc-
And forasmuch as the said Charles Brugiere and the said
James L. Duval do not reside within the jurisdiction of this
Court, but beyond and without the District of Columbia, it is
therefore ordered, this ninth day of March, in the year of our
Lord .one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, that the
said Charles Brugiere and James L. Duval be and appear inm
the Court here, or at the rules, in propriis persons, or by so-
licitor, on or before the first.Monday in August next, to answer
to the said bill of complaint and the several matters thereof:
or otherwise, that the said bill and the several matters thereof
be taken as confessed against the parties so failing to ap-
pear: Provided, that a copy of this order be published in tihe
National Intelligencer once a week nor three weeks, the first
publication thereof to be at least four months before said day.
True Copy. Test: W. BRENT, Clerk.
COXE & CARLISLE, Solitinors, &c. for complainant.
mar l-w3 w
(iARRET ANDERSON has just received, fur sale,
S The German Tourist, with 17 fine engravings
A View of the 'World, as distinguished by manners, costumes
characteristics of all nations, with 80 engravings, by the Rev. J.
Walker's Manly Exernisae, illustrated by engravings.
Knapp's Female Biography, containing notices of distinguish-
ed women in different nations and ages.
At his book, stationery, and fancy store, Pennsylvania Aven-
lie, between 11th and 12th streets, tab 28-3t
MONTVUE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
Warren county, Virginia-Post Office, Mliddle
town, Frederick county, Virginia.--This is a select school,
limited in the number of pupils, and taught by the subscriber
as Principal, with the aid of such assistants as circumstances
The most approved methods and systems are adopted; such
as are calculated to obviate useless drudgery, and to elicit the
exercise of mind. In connexion within the study of the Greek
and Latin classics, particular attention is paid to those minor
branches of English so frequently neglected.
Besides a separate English Department, and a Preparatory
Classical School,l the Institute includes four classes, embracing a
course of liberal education but little inferior to that pursued in
mostofour colleges, and at much less expense. Itis presumed
that a youth, after completing thie course of any one of these
classes, will be prepared to commence with a class of the same
name in college. As far as time and circumstances admit, the
following constitutes tire course of studies:
Freshmen.-Adams's Latin Grammar, Mair's Introduction,
Cmesar, Cicero and Virgil, Arithmetic, Malte Brun's Geography,
English Grammar, Profane History, Sacred History, Elocution,
Composition, Penmanship, Reading and Orthography.
Sophomores.--Adams s Latin Grammar, Valpy's Greek
Grammar, Horace, Greek New Testament, Algebra, (Bon.)
Malte Brun's Geography, English Grammar, Profane History,
Sacred History, Elocution, Composition, Penmanship, Reading
Juniores.-Adams's Latin Grammar, Valpy's Greek Gramn-
mar, Tacitus, Gr. Minoras and Majora, Geometry, (Enc.) (Leg.)
Mensuration and Surveying, (Gum.) Con. Sec. and S. Trig.
(Sim.) Profane -History, Sacred History and Ethics, Elocution%,
Conupusition, Criticism, Debating.
Seniorcs.-Adams's Latin Grammar, Valpy's Greek Gram-
mar, Cicero de Oratore, Gr. Major, Natural Philosophy and
Chemistry, Moral Philosophy, (With.) Logic (Hed.) Rhetoric,
(Blair,) Profane History, Sacred History and Ethics, Elocution,
(original,) Composition, Criticism, Debating.
In the Preparatory Classical School, such studies are pursued
as will qualify for admission to the Freshman Class. In the
English Department, parents and guardians will select the
A good miscellaneous library is accessible to the students at
all times, in-which are stately deposited a number of the most
approved periodicals, devoted to education, literature, and sci-
A Lyceum is in successful operation, affording opportunities
and facilities for mental exercise.
Such regulations respecting health and habits of personal
cleanliness are adopted and practised, as every parent imust-ap-i
prove. The lodging rooms are large, and constructed with spe-
cial reference to ventilation and comfort. And every practice
on the part of the student calculated to injure health is carefully
A system of manual labor i- adopted, (altogether voluntary
with the student,) uniting healthful exercise with pecuniary re-
The morals of the pupils are most sedulously guarded. Their
limited number and select character, as well as the retired lo-
cation of the buildings, are calculated to favor this object. All
amusements and recreautions are limited to such distances as to
avoid all contact with improper associates. The Sabbath is de-
voted to attendance on. public worship, or to such moral employ-
meats as must mineet tihe .cordial approbation of all religious de-
The pupils are daily associated with the family circle, and
their government is purely parental. The rules and regulations
for theirdeportinent and attention'to study are enforced by them-
selves, and yet are such as to challenge the severest scrutiny
of the most rigid disciplinarian. A strict regard to truth and
personal integrity are the principles upon which they are taught
to act; and a youth whorn repeated efforts cannot induce to re-
gard these principles as most sacred and inviolable, must spee-
dily close hims connexion with the institution.
Monthly and annual examinations are statedly held, and the
results forwarded to parents in regular monthly reports and an-
nual certificates, with statements respecting progress, deport-
ment, health, accidents, &c. &c. The school is at all times
open for the ispection of fri-ends and the Public generally.
The most flattering testimonials have been received from a
very large majority of those educated in the institute, speaking
in the highest terms of the system of instruction, mode of
government, personal treatment, &c. &e. Many of these in-
dividuals are now actively engaged in professional life, and it is
presumed that they are competent to judge of the merits of the
The next session will commence April 17, 1837. It is not
desirable that the pupil visit home during the session, excepting
under very special circumstances.
Terms for boarding and tuition, $73 per session offive months.
The students furnish their own lights, towels, &c. A reduction
is made to pious students of limited resources, having the gospel
ministry in view. No applicantreceived for less than session,
or that portion of the session remaining at the time of admission.
And as it is a select school, none will be admitted without satis-
factory credentials of good moral character.
Winchester.-Rev. J. J. Royall, Messrs. T. A. Tidball, A.
S. Tidball, E. W. Robinson, and Daniel Gold.
Jeffcrson.-Rev. T. W. Simpson.
Betrkeley.-Rev. L. F. Wilson.
Prince William.-J. B. Ewell, Esq.
Fredericksburg.-Rev. S. B. Wilson.
Alexandria, D. C.-Wm. Hill, D.BD.
. Fairfax.-Com. T. Ap C. Jones, U. S. N.
University of Virgin.ia.-Rev. Sep. Tuston, Chaplain.
L AND FOR SALE.-A SMALL FARM, containing
about one hundred and twenty acres, lying about three
miles from Bladensburg, in Prince George's county, Mary-
land, and eight' from Washington, and adjoining the lands of
Mr. Stephien Onions and Walter Smith. Nearly one-half of
this land is in wood; two lots have .been improved with clover,
and about fifteen acres of meadow land. It has on it a good
dwelling house, stable, &c., a good garden paled in,-a small
orchard of excellent fruit, and fine water. The above farm will.
be sold very low; and terms made known on application to the
subscriber, living at Migruder's mill, in said county, about five
miles from Upper Marlborough, or to Mr. William Becket, in
feb l--law4wcp ALARIC McGREGOR.
SNDIAN TREATIES, LAWS, &c. &C.-For sale
by P. TAYLOR, in one volume, all the Laws relating to
Indians and Indian Affairs, by the Colonial, State, and General
Governments, (including those of the Congress ofthe Confede-
ration,) from 1633 to the present time, one octavo volume of 330
pages; price only $1 25.
Also, Indian Treaties and Laws and Regulations r lating to
Indian affairs, showing also the proceedings of the Old Con-
gress on tlhe same subject.; and many other important State Pa-
pers relating to Indians and Indian affairs, one octavo volume.
Speeches on tile Indian Removal Bill of 1830, one volume,
price 62j cents, containingSpeeches of Frelinghuysen, Sprague,
Robbins, Storrs, Ellsworth, Evans, Huntingdon, Everett, and
others. feb 13
PLENDID ENGLISH BOOKS.-Just imported,
S and this day opened for sale by F. TAYLOR-
Shakspeare, large foilio edition, with one 'hundred of the
largest sized engravings, splendidly bound in Turkey morocco.
SFairbai nor's Political Economy of Railroads, showing their in-
fluence upon Ihe affairs of nations ; containing also a practical
plan for converting turnpikes into railroads.
Pugin's Specimens of Gothic Architecture, in two quarto vol-
umes, filled with engravings illustrating the various styles, and
showing also the practical construction.
The Plants (by Baron Hiuholdt and M. Bonpland) of Southi
Americaand thie West India Ilands, 1 folio volume, filled witli
the largest sized engravings, splendidly colored.
Dictionary of Architecture, descriptive, topographical, and
mechanical, 3 volumes, by Stuart, Architectand Civil Engineer-
Walpole's Royal and Noble Authors, 4 volumes.
Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery, by Batty.
Te Book of the British Constitution, 1 volume octavo.
North on Fish Ponds, 1 volume quarto.
Cotman's Architectural Antiquities of Normandy, 2 folio vols.
with 100 of the largest sized engravings. I
Sir Walter Scott's Border Antiquities of England and Scot-
land, 2 quarto volumes, filled with engravings..
Graphic Illustrations and Chronological History of Architec-
ture in England, 1 quarto volume, numerous engravings.
Milner's Ecclesiastical Architecture of England during the
Middle Ages, 1 volume, with illustrations.
ThIe Court of Queen Rlizabeth, I volume quarto, very numer-
ouri authcntic likenesses.
Nichnolson's Engineerngand Architectural Dictionary, 2 quar.
How to observe Geology," by De la Beche, 1 volume, en-
Memoirs and Diary of Pepys, in the reigns of Charles the
Second and James the Second, 5 volumes octavo.
Memoirs and Diary of Evelyn, author of the Sylva," 5 vols.
Costumes, I large quarto volume, colored engravings.
**' The above works have been delayed for two months by
the closing of the Potinmc with ice, and the season for which
they were intended having nearly closed, they will be offered
for a fewdays at a much lower price than they have or can again
he sold for in Wash'ngton. mar 1
mc~,-ra~a~l~;rx~acn~1<~~~-~i~- --r~rc~-~7mnmrrEmnca-i ~L~i~;uu~-p~iarj~a~-Ud---------Y-~-,,,,
GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY BY BUCK-
LAND, being the last of the Bridgewater Treatises,
just published, and this day received for sale by
mar 15 Inmmediately east of Gadsby's Hotel.
OHN VAUGHAN, Importer of Wtines
Duff, Gordon & Co.'s Sherries
Phelps, Phelps .& Laurie's Madeiras
Buinnester & Brothers' Ports
Claret, Champlagne, and other Wines
All of the most approved brands, and imported direct by J. V,
No. 32 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.
UNION BANKc OF GEOnzETowWN
MARCH 2, 183i
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that .an elect
will be held, in the Banking House, on Monday, the
A pril, for the purpose of choosing twelve stockholders as ]
rectors for the year next ensuing.
mar 3-2awtd D. ENGLISH, Cashier.
r7fRUSTEES' SALE of valuable Lots of Grow
in and adjoining tile town of Cumberland.-]
virtue ofa decree of Allegany County Court, asa CourtofEqi
ty, in a cause wherein Andrew Bruce, executor of John Sco
deceased, is complainant, and Ann Scott and others defendant
the subscribers, as Trustees, will expose to public sale, at tl
tavern-house of Mr. James Black, in Cumberland, on Wedne
day, the 22d day of March next, at II o'clock A. M. several v.
luable Lots and parcels of Land in and adjoining the town .
Cumberland, embracing all the real estate of the late John Scot
The greater part of the above lots front on the road leading I
Hagerstown, opposite -Mrs. Slicer's tavern, and are advantage(
ously situated for building lots.
Lot No. 195 fronts on Mechanic street 66 feet, and runs bad
to Wills's creek, and adjoins the lot on which the tavern-hous,
stafids, now kept by Mrs. Edwards.
The whole of the above lots will. be. sold clear of dower, Mrs
Scott having assented to the decree.
The- terms ofsale are : One-fourth of the purchase money t<
be paid on the day of sale, or on the ratification thereof, and th<
balance in three equal annual payments, with interest from the
day of sale, to be secured by bonds with such surelies as the
subscribers may at proveof. On the payment of the whole ol
the purchase money, the Trustees are authorized to execute
deeds conveying the property sold, free, clear, and discharged
of all the parties to this cause. WILLIAM PglCE,
jan 10-wtds Trustees.
''ILMINGTON CLASSICAL INSTITUTE,
WV Quaker Hill.-The course of instruction in this In-
stitution, now in successful operation, embraces the Latin, Greek,
and Hebrew languages, Mathematics, and .the usual branches of
a substantial English education. Number of pupils limited to
For the Classics, with strict attention tothe English branches
in which the pupils may be found defective, 81io0 per annum,
payable quarterly, in advance.
For the English branches, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences,
$140 per annum, payable as above.
This coves all expenses, board, tuition,'washing, fuel, lights,
&c. Books furnished by the pupils.
References to thefollowing gentlemen rons of the Insti-
Hon. J. M. Clayton, U.S. i
Hon. Arnold Naudain, U. S. Senator
J. J. Milligan, Representative to C tigress.
Rev. J. Decker,
J. Cooper, M. I).
I-Ion. R. Black, f Superior Court.
Kensey Johns, jr.Chancellor.
SALEM, (New Jersey.)
Rev. A. Heherton,
J. Vanmeter, M. D.
Col. R. Johnson.
Rev. Ashbel Green, D. D.
Paul Beck, Esq. "
Wtn. Young, Esq.
IH. Niles, Esiq; Editor of the Register.
John Robinson, Esq.
H. B. Pennington, Esq.
RREV. S. M. GALEY,
jan 3-2aw3m Wilnmington.
F AND EPO)R SALE. -By virtue of the last will and
-A testament of Joshua Jcies, late of Frederick county, de-
ceased, thie subscriber offers at private sale the entire real es-
tate of tliedeceased, consisting of the home farm "Traveller's-
Rest," containing 301 acres. This farm lies on tlie road lead.
ing from Liberty Town to Baltimore, six miles from Liberty
Town and thirty miles from Baltimore, half a mile distant from
Sam's creek,and within ofie mile of Jacob Landis's, Paul Man-
ren's, and Levi Devilbiss' mill. Thei quality of this land.is
equal to any in the neighborhood, and so well arranged that the
stuck may have free access to water from any part of the farm.
About 76 acres are in woodland, of healthy, thriving timber,
and'convenient for every farninig purpose. The buildings con-
sistofa two story brick house, 40 by 30 feet, with six fine
rooms, cellars,&c. The whole is thoroughly finished in a neat,
comfortable manner, and well calculated for a genteel family.
Attached to the dwelling is a comfortable log kitchen. Tihe
barn is built of logs, partly weather-boarded, with two threshing
doors, and stable room for horses, cows, &c. Thern is a finer
apple and peach orchard, and a variety of fruit; also, a well of
excellent water at the door. The neighborhood is healthy, and
moral and respectable in every point of view.
Also, a tract of land of 30 acres, adjoining the lands of Cas-
par and Thomas Devilbiss, and half a mile distant from Jacob
Landis's mill ; part of this tract is- fine meadow land, and the
balance under cultivation. The improvements consist of a
comfortable log dwelling and stable, with a never failing spring
at the door.
Also, a tract of 67j acres, adjoining the lands of Dr. J. L.
Warfield and Thomas WAorthington ; 20 acres of which are
cleared, and the balance in fine thrifty woodland, part of which
is yonng growing chestnut.
It is deemed unnecessary to say more of these tracts of land,
us persons wishing to purchase can view the premises by calling
on the familyat the home place, and for the terms, which are
moderate, on the subscriber, residing in Union Town, Freder-
ick county, Md. JOSIIUA J6NES, Acting Executor.
K ENTUCKY LAND AGENCY.-The undersign-.
ed having succeeded to the office of Surveyor of Military
Lands in the State of Kentucky, west of the Tennessee river,
has facilities for superintending those lands as Agent for distant
proprietors, aund lie tenders his services to pay taxes, to sell, or
to do any other act in regard to those lands, which their owners
may wish performed. He states, for ties information of those
at a distance, that speculators are endeavoring to appropriate
those lands to themselves, in virtue of Kentucky land warrants,
and that there is a necessity of attending immediately to the
military claims. Letters addressed to him (postage paid) at
Columbus, Hickman county, Kentucky, will receive attention.
feb 4-wlOw FRANCIS T. TAYLOR.
STATIONERY.-F. TAYLOR has just received (in ad-
-dition to his former large supply of very superior Station-
40 gross English Metallic Pens, warranted of superiorquality,
and selected with that object, withoutregard toprice, beingPer
ry s, Heely's, Gillot's, arind Windle's celebrated Pensofvarious
descriptions ; also several new kinds that have not been seen in
Terry's London Writing Ink, Black, Red, and Japan.
French Writing Ink, Red and Black, London Ink Powder.
Also on hand 4 varieties Red and Black Ink of the best Amne-
English and Holland Quills, number 60, 70, and 80, Yellow,
White, and Opaque.
Brookrman and Langdon's London Drawing Pencils, warrant-
'd genuine. ,
Also nI hand Jackson's, Monroe's and Cohen's American
manufactured Pencils of every number and letter.
English and French Wafers, English, Irish, and Vienna Seal-
ng W ax. .
Also on hand several varieties ofthe best American Wax.' 4
English Pounce, German Red Tape, French Silk Taste, In-
lia Rubber, (London patent.)
English Letter Paper, Blue andt White, Luid and Wove, Plain
English and French Note Paper. .
Foolscap and Letter Paper on hand from the manufactories of
Butler, Hudson, Donaldson, Gilpin, Ancs, and others.
*** Public officers anti others may depend on having the ,,
bove articles supplied at as low prices havingg regard to the
|nality) as they can be procured anywhere in the United States.
he subscriber also offers, with the same guaranty, a large"
tock of Stationery, and Stationery Articles, (not enumerated
above ) of American as well as foreign mneanufacture, the quality
nd finish of which has been looked into with the greatest care
mar 20 F. TAYLOR.
-*-S *. .^ .. ", >*
FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE ADMINISTRATION
OF THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS.
HOUSE (tL REPRESENTATIVES, MARCit 3, 1837.
REPORT OF MR. WISE-CONCLUDED.
Notwithstanding the principles of the majority as illus-
trated by thile foregoing resolutions and votes, as toI sPEci-
rfic and definite investigation, the very first question pro-
pounded- by them, in committee was so vague and indefi-
ite, so intangible and abstract, that one of the most intel-
irent and.respectable witnesses first called, tlhc Hon. James
Palrker, of New Jersey, who did know of a specific act of
he worst corruption and abuse in one or the other, or both
he President and Secretary of the Treasury, could not an-
wer it onil account of its general form.
(" First question by Mr. Mann to Mr. Parker:
"Do you, ofyour own knowledge, know of any act bIv either
fthe heads o! tile Executive Departments which is either cor-
upt or a violation oftheir official duties ?
"Mr. Parker presented the following objcclions to answering:
I do not understand this quest n sufficiently to enable mie
answer it in this general form. I came liere by order of the
oummilttec, neither as accusernor to accuse ; and I consider iny-
elf boun I to answer questions on those points only to which my
attention is directed by the committee.
"Mr. Pearce moved that thie objection of Mr. Parker to an-
'werinog Ihe question be overruled, and that Ire be required to
answer tihe same.
-"Mr. Miann, upon the suggestion of Mr. Wise, withdrew Ihis
question, to enable Mr. WYise to examine Mr. Pa. ker as to tihe
pecifricacts; and Mr. 'earee accordingly withdrew Iris motionn"
But that question was repeatedly put to other witnesses
itih the obnoxious view of proving NEo.IrnvELY a general
ood character of the Administration, or of making certain
witnesses purge themselves of certain charges against that
haractcr. Mot only was this, general question propound-
.d, but when Messrs. White, Pcyton, and Pickens were
,ailed, Mr. Mann stated tire reasons in writing for calling
.hem-his specifications of reasons were :
1. That tire purpose for which ie has desired the honorable
witnesses, named in the said resolution, to be sworn is, to prose-
ute the inquiries di-ected by the resolution of thie I'House of
representatives ofthe 17th of January instant.
2. Thie matters to which they are expected to testily are,
cts, ifany ihey know respectively, of their own knowledge,
whichh will show a wilfil violation ol the duties of the heads of
e respective Executive Departmentsn f the Government of
te United States, or tire subordinate officers connected with
.eil Departments, or either of them.
"3. The 'charges against theE xecrtive Departmnrts,' which
is expected they will sustain by facts within their own know-
dge, are corrupt violations of official duties.
"Tihe question being stared, whetl;er, in the foregoing speci-
cations, Mr. Mann has complied with the requisition o'f the re-
.ii;... .. :.. i:. the samne and whether tire witnesses pre-
r h :, ill -..? "',I ; those who voted infi tle allirmative were :
Ayes-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Mann, Mr. Clhaney-3.
Those who voted in tire negative ere :
Nays-Mr. Wi-e, Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr. Campbell, Mr.
arks, Mr. Lincoln-5.
So it was decided that said specification does rnot comply
"ith ihe requisition of tihe re-slutiun.
''" The honorable Francis W. Pickens, a reemrerrofthe House,
minroned as a witness, read to the comiiittee a paper, which
denominated a protest, against his being examined as a wit-
ess ; and which, when ie should be called upon to be sworn,
3 said lie would submit to be placed upon their files.
"tMr. Mlann sulnitled, iun compliance wilthi Ithe requisition of
ie last meeting, for specifieatiors as to the grounds ofsummon-
'g tire witness in attendance, the following, viz.
'ccoud specifications by 11r. ]lMann.
Mr. Mann, in compliance with thie conditions of tihe resolu-
mns of tis committee of thie 2Sth inst. states, in writing, agari:
1. That tie specific purposes for which he lihas desired the
3norable witnesses inained in thie sid resolution to be summon-
1, are to prosecuted tile inquiries specifiedM ad directed by tihe
solution of tile House of Representatires of the 17th January
2. Th' matters to which they are expected to testify are,
Its within their own knowledge, if any they know, severally,
their own knowledge, concerning the condittion of the various
xecutive Departments; lshe ability and integrity with which
ey have been conducted ; the manner in which lthie public busi-
'ss lihas been conducted i n all ofthirem ; the failure of such De-
rtnents to accomplish the objects oftheir creation ; there viola-
n of tihe official duties of thie said Departmseuts respectively.
"3. The charges against thie Executive Departiients, whiichl
is expected they will sustain by facts within their own know-
Ige, are -charges of corrUtipt violations ofnfficial duties, abuses
tihe administration of the public affairs, with which such De-
.rtmerats are charged by law and tire Constitution.
"And the question being, Is the assignment ofreasons for
rnmonring said witnesses sufficient, and in compliance with the
solutions of lire committeeT' it was decided in s le affirmative,
Ayes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Hannegan, Mr. Mann, Mr. Cia-
!y, and Mr. I\ ise-5. -
Nays-Mr. Mihlleriberg and Mr. Parks- 2.
Such it a specimen of the sPECtIFIC examination of a
ember of the Senate and members of thie House, who had
!en called at the request of the President to purge them-
Ives of all contempt to his Administration 1
When another class of witnesses was called, some from
a Departments, others frorn a great distance, to testify of
ts of corruption and abuse, as notorious in this metropo-.
as the noon-tide sun, acts named and specified before
a coinmittec until reiteration became tiresome, thie nma-
ity became inmore strict and contracted in the inves-
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr..Buck :
1.' I'L Do you know tire amount of patronage of tie War De-
'tment to the press, and the principle upon which printers are
ected to do the public printing; whether they are selected on
.omit of their political opinions?
'" Tis question was objected to by Mr. Parks ; and on the
2stion being put, Shrall thie question be propounded 2 it was
eided in the negative, as follows :
Ayes-Mr. Catripbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
Nays- MAr. Pearce, Mr. Mulilenberg, Mir. Hannegan, Mr.
n, Mr. Parks, Mr. Clianey-6.
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Buck :
'15l. Do you know, or are you inftrored, whether any of tire
ds ofDepartments, or any officer or agent thereof; has been,
s now, interested in Indian reservations'?
Answer by Mr. Burck I do nuot know, neither have I been
wrined, that any one of tlte heads of Departments is now, or
r has been, interested in Indian reservations neither do I
)w that any officer oil agent of either Department ias ever
i, or is now, so interested. "
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Buck :
16. Do you know, or are you informed, whether any of the
ds of the Executive Departments, or any officer or agent
eof has been interested in the purchase ot public lauds' V
1'his question was objected to by Mr. Parks ; and thie lies-
being put, Shall the interrogatory he propoundedd! it was
ided in thIe affirmative, as follows :
Ayes-Mr. Wise, Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr. Campbell, Mr.Lin-
t, Mr. Hannegan-5.
Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr.Parks, Mr. Chaney, Mr. Mann-4.
Answer to question 16 by Mr. Buck : I have no knowledge
te facts mentioned in tie above iuterrogatory : neither have
,y information in relation to the same, except such as is de-
d from the newspapers of thIe day.
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Buck :
Do you know iupo what principle public officers are ap-
!ted to and lereoved.'froi office, in the "several Executive
,artnents ; whether appointments and removals are not made
guardd to the political opinions of officers ?
This question was objected to by Mr. Pearce ; and on the
ition being-taken, Shall the interrogaitry be propounded 'I it
decided in the negative, as ibllows e
yes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
ays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr.-Hannegar, Mr.
\to, Mr. Mann, Mr. Clianey--6.
W. J. Duane (late Secretary of the Treasury) appeared as
Mr. Wise submitted the following question to be proposed
idd witness, viz.
1:,. Will y'ou please to state tll that you know respecting the
luct ofthc President of the United States in removing the
ie money from the Bank of thIe United States, in tire year
The question being objected to by Mr. Mann, and tile rues-
stated, Shiall said interrogatory be propounded?, it was de- '
d in tlhe negative, as follows :
Ayes-Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr.
Nays-Mr.Pearce, Mr.tlanne.gan, Mr.Parkl, Mr.Manrn-4.
Mr. Wise thIen submitted the following question to be pro-
tded to the witness, viz.
2. Do you know whether the Presielent consulted or advi-
fith Reuben M. Whitney or Arms Kendall as to that merta-
,'and wliatiufluence those persons had upon the President
king that step?
Objected to by Mr. Mann ; and the question-being stated,
I said intearogatory be proptnodedt? it was decided in the
tire, as follows :
Ayes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3;
Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Muhllenberg, Mr. HIannegan, Mr.
s, Mr. Mann-5.
VIr- Wise also submitted the following to be propounded to
i. Have yon reason to believe that your official relations to
government were disturbed by the active interference of
Vhiitney and Kendall, or either of them, with the opinions
! President in relation to tlhat measure ?e
)bjected to by Mr. Mftrer; and tie question being stated,
said interrogatory be prolounded? it was decided in the.
doe a hololows :
Lyes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
4ays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. launnegan, Mr. Parks, Mr. Mann,
n" Qu,.tion by Mr. Wie lo tMr. WV:dbUnry :
2. Will yonu please firn'ish this committee with a cnpy or
copies of the papers in the Treasury De, artment,.or in your
possession, particularly thie report of Mr. Littlefield, the colrect-
"or, in relation to the removal of David Melvill from ithe office of
weigher and gauger at Newport, Rhode Islard ?
Objected to by Mr. Mann ; and on thIe question beingstated,
Shall said interrogatory be propounded ? it wa decided in tihe
negative, as hollowsr:
Ayes3-Mr. Mahilenberg, Mr. C.nampbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr.
Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Hannegon, Mr-. Mann, Mr. Parks,
Question ry Mr. Wise to Mr. WWoodbury :.
3. Please state ill thiaT you know in relation to the removal
ofDavid Melvill fi-omin the office of weigher and gaugerat New-
port, Ilthode Island, and the reasons fur said removal.
Objected to by Mr. Mann ; and thie question being stated,
Shall the interrogatory be propounded ? it was decided in trhe
negative, as follows
Ayes--Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, ;'lr. Wise-3. .
Nays-Mr. Pearce,-Mr. Muhlen'.crg, Mr. IHannegan, Mr.
Parks Mr. Mann, Mr. Chancy-6.
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. \VWoodbury
.3. Are ithe papers witichi you did not communicate to tine
Senate, because they are connfidential, on ihe files ofthIe Trea-
sury Department ; and was tine report of thei collector, Littl'e-
field, included in tihe number oftpapers considered confidential
Objected to by Mr. Mann ; and on the question, Shall said
interrogatory be propounded ? it was decided in tlre negative, as
follows ;' -
Ayes-Mr. Ciampbhell, Mr. Lincoln, iMr. Wis,-3.
Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Parks, Mr. Mann, MIr.GChaney, iMr.
Mr. Wise proposed thie following question, to be propound-
ed to thie Hron. Aaron Vanderpoel, oftltie House, a witness pre-
1. Did yont inform any melnber or meminibers of thie Hoise of
Representatives that the President. desired ot preferred that
the resoluti(rn, which was adopted on thel 17th of Janiiary, under
which this committee is appointed, should be passed ; and, ifso,
by what authority did you give such information '.
Objected to ITy Mr. Parks; and on the question beingstated,
Shall said interrogatory be propounded 7 it was decided ir tllie
negative, as follows:
"Nays--Mr. Muhlilenberg, Mr.Campbell, Mr. Hannegan, Mir.
Parks, lMr. Lincoln, tMr. Mana, Mr. Clhaney-7.
Mr. Wise proposed thre following question, to be propound-
ed to Mr. Vanderpoel, viz.
2. Did tine President-of the United States .informyou, orlinti-
'mate to you,, or to anry one else in your knowledge, that lie de-
sired that tire resolution of the 17th of January under -which
this committee was appointed, should be passed by'the House .
Si" bjected to by Mr. Maan ; and on-the question beingstated,
Shah said interrogatory bie ,ropounded? it vwas de'ded in the
negative, as fbllows:
Ayes-fMr. Campbell, Mr. Wise-2.
"Nays--Mr. Pearce,t Mr. bMulenberg, iMr. Hannegaa, Mr.
Parks, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Mann, Mr. Chaney-7.
Honorable James Standtfer, of the House of Representa-
tives, being present, Mr. Vise proposed the following question :
Question by tir. 'Wise to Mr. Standefer:
1. Please state all that you kinow respecting a letter that
was written, some time during the year 1334,1o Benijamin F.Cur-
ry, Ihen acting ais agent of tihe Government, in treating with
the Cherokee Indians, by the President of the United States, re-
spectingyourself; whether said letter was not used publicly, by
said Curry, against your election to Congress; and whether lie
was trot influenced by the President in electioneering against
you as a candidate? andstate thie purport of said letter, as exhi-
bited toyou asnd tocrowds in your district.
Objected to by Mr. Parks, and rejected by the following
Ayes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Wise-2.
Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Park s, Mitr. Lincoln,.Mr. Mann,hMr.
Question by Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Standefer:
2. Did Benjaini F. Curry, an Indian agent, in tine last
congressional canvass in your district, publicly exhibit a letter
which he represented-to be addressed to him by the Presicld'nt
of the United States, to prejudice your claims to favorable consi-
deraltion as a candidate in the election 'i,
Objected to by Mr. Mann, and rejected as follows :
Ayes-Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-2.
Nays-Mr. Parks.-, Mr. Mann Mr. Chancy-3.
Question by iMr. Wise to Mr. Towns :
2. D o You kn ow, of your own knirwledge, or from any of the
officers 6r agents of 'lie Executive branch of this Government,
whether they, or either of them, are now, or have been, inter-
ested personally in purchasing or speculating in the reservations
of Creek or other Indians ; andl, ifecitherfof tIem, who?
"Objected to by Mr. Mann, and rejected by the following
Nays-Mr. Mul.!eiiberg, Mr. Parks, Mri. Mann, Mr. Clia-
"Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Tnvns-.
3. Do you know, or have you beeu iniflormed by him, swbeth-
er trle Hion. John Porsythi, Secretary of State, is now, or has
been, personally interested in purchasing or speculatling in the
reservations of fl-. i..'.. t.., thelr Indias'.
QObj:ecied to Ia, '. ',,.in., and rejected by the following
"Ayes-Mr. tMuhlenlberg, Mr. Wise-2.
"Nays-Mr. Parks, Mr. Mlann, Mr. Chaney-3.
n Question by Mr. Wise to Mir. Towns.:
"4. Do you know, of your own knowledge, or from informa-
tLion derived from either of them, whether Jolihn -J. Abert, whIilst
agent of tire Gervernment to locate thie. reservations under the
treaty of 1832, with Ihe C(reek Indians, was personally inter-
ested and engaged in purchasing and speculating in said reser-
varionus ; and, if so, whether John F'orsytlh, Secretary of State,
was interested, in like manner, with said Abert, or others ?
Objected to by Mr. Mann, and rejected by the billowing
vote, thie committee being equally divided .
"Ayes-Mrl. Muhilenberg, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Wise-3.
"Nays-Mr. Parks, Mr. Alann, Mr. Chaney-3.
5Questiou by Mr. Mann to Mr. 'Towns :
"5. Do you know, of your own knowledge, or by information
derived from him, whether J. J. Abert, whiilst agent of thie Go-
vernment to locate the reservations under the treaty of 1832,
with the Greek Indians, was personally interested aind engaged
in purchasing such reservations ?
"Answer by Mr. Towns:
"I do not know, of my own knowledge, or front information
derived from J. J. Abert, or any other source, that he was per-
sonally interested and engaged, in purchasing Indian reserva-
tions under the treaty of 1832, with the Creek lndians.
"Question by-Mr. WVise to Mr. Lewis:
"4. Was there not a contract entered into by J. and L. Jo-
seph & Co. of New York, and R. J. Phillips, of Philadelphia,
on the one part, and William D. Lewis and others, on the other
part, early in the month of November, 1S35, or about that time,
to operate in tile purchase of slock in the Morris Canal and
Banking Company, the latter parties agreeing to furnnish fruds
to a large amount; and were not the funds drawn froniom the Gi-
rard Bantik, ind furnished monthlyfrom November to April suc-
ceeding, inclusive ; and was not tine account closed in June,
1836, by paying over to you (William D. Lewis, and others)
your share of the profit; if so, how many thousand dollars ; and
was not Reuben MA. VWhitney, agent of the Gilrerd Bank to trans-
act its business with thie Treasury Department, concerned with
you and others in said speculation and profits?
Objected to by Mr. Pearce, and rejected by time following
"Ayes-Mr. CampbclI, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
Nay--Mr. Pearce, Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr. Hannegan, Mr.'
Parks, Mr. Mann, Mir. Cltanrey-6.
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Lew's :
"5. Had you not a correspondence with Reuben M. Whit-
ney, in the autnnn of 1835, in relation to a speculation in Mor-
ris Canal and B3anking Company stock, and w:th reference to
Iris procuring a portion of the public revenue to be placed in
said bank for tIre purpose of enhmanting the value of its stbek,
to favor your profits and his; and~lid not Mr. Whitney give you
reason to believe that ha could so procure a portion of the
public revenue fr the purpose aforesaid 2
Objected to by Mr. Mann, and rejected by the following
otAyes-lMr. Carmpbell, tir. Lincoln, Mr. WVise-3.
"Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Parks, Mr. Mann, Mr. Hannegan
Noother question was propounded.
"'Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Hobbibi :
"Do you know, of your knowledge, or fronm the ioinfamation
derived from them, whether any ofiicees or agents of thi rrea-
sury Department, or of any other Execritive Department, since
the 4th of March, 1829, have been interested or concerned in
purchasing or speculating in the public lands? if so, state all
that you know or are inforaoed of, by the officers or agents them-
selves, Os to their purchases arid speculations aforesaid.
"Objected no by Mr. Harnegan, and rejected by the follow-
"Ayes-eMr. Muhlenberg, Mr. Caminbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr.
"Nays-Mr. Peatnc, tiMr. Hannegan, Mr. Parks, Mr.. Mant ,
Question by Mr. Wise to Mtl. Hobie :
6. Please state all that you know respecting the removal of
B. H. Wheeler from tine office of postmasler at Providence,
Objected to by Mr. Maui, and rejected by the followiuig
vote : .
"Ayvs-tMr. Mnhlenberg, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. -Wise-3.
"Naysti-Ml. Pearce, Me. Csmpbell, Mr. Parks, Mr. Manu,
Question be Alr. Wise to Mr. Ilnbbie :
S y7. Do yutiknow whether ai postmaster in one Of the New
England States did, Or did inot, write to tiePost Office Department
thut It'ho wished to remove some distance, say twVenty or thirty
miles froimn his office, but. wished to retain his office as postmaster,
saying lie would have tlie duties of thel etoffice discharged by a
cleric, and that lie could still assist to re-elect General Jackson ;
and dtid you yourself not writc a letter in' reply, that he was at
libertv to do as lie request-c ini[ ir-- ;. i iiin to do all tie
cou'd to electioneer lor G. .- i i. i ....
Objected to by Mr. Marimt, and rejected as follows:
"Ayes--Mr. Munhlenberg, Mr. Lincolin, Mr. Wise, Mr. Camp-
Nays--Mr. Pearce,tMr. Parks, Mr. Mann, Mr. Chaney-.l.
Queiitioni .y Mi:. Wibie to Mr. Friylh :
"3. Did youi, or not, exert )your influence, personal or official,
witi allny Senator or other person, to have the treaty ratified
with said stimulation a s to tire Golphin claim; or with any per-
son, an officer or agent, or not, of the Government, to have said
stipulation inserted in said treaty'?
Objected to by Mir. Parks, and rejected by thie following
Ayes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, iMr. Chancy, Mr. Wise
Nays-iMr. Pearce, Mr. MuhleAnberg, Mr. Parks, Mr.
"Qunestion by Mr. wise to Mr. Forsythi :
4. Did you note whilsit Governor of the State of Georgia, re-
commend the Golphin claim to the favorable consideration of
thie Georgia Legislature'?
Objected to by Mr. Parks, and rejected by tlre following
iNays-Mr. .Pearce, Mr. Mndilenberg, Mr. Campbelli, Mr.
Parks, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Mann, Mr. Chaney-7.
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Forsyth :
"6. 1Have you, or not, been directly or indirectly interested
or councerne4 in tie purchase of, and in speculating in, the rer-
servations of Creek or oeiliter Indians, since you have. been in
the office ofSeretasy of Stale?
Objerted to by Mir. Mann, and rejected by tlie following
Ayes-tMr. Mti'irenberg, Mr. Lincroln, Mr. WVise-3.
"Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mri. Campbell, iMr. Parks, Mr. Mann,
Question by-Mr. Wise to iMr. Pearce :
SWill you pleas- o stale all that you know respecting tihe
causes, reasons, and influences, whiich were brought to bear, or
operai'ted on the collector, Mr. Litlefield, at Newport, Rhode
Island: or upon the Secretary of thie Treasurye in removing
David iMelv ill,t a weigher and ganger under said collector, from
the said oaliee of weigher and ganger ?
S iObjected to by lMr. Parks, and rejected as fillovs, Mir.
Pearcr being excused from voting :
"Ayes-Mr. Campabell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
"Nays-Mr. Mulllenberg, Mr. Parks, Mr. Mann, iMr. Cha-
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr.KendaH :
"2. Do you. 6now whether tIhe President of ithe United States"
dild or did not communicate to you and ioRenben M. Whitney
his intention to remove the deposits befoIre he advised with the
Secretary of the Treasury ; and whether lie did not approve of
R. AI. Whitney as contemplated agent t of the dteposte banks to
be selected before their selection ?
"Objected to by Mr. Maun, and rejected as follows,:
Ayes-Mr. Camrpbell, iMr. Wise-2.
"Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mir. Muhlenberg, Mr. Parks, Mr. Mann,
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Kendlall:
"4. Please state to this committee all you know .--"' :
the formation of i] club called the Hickory Club, c "-" i.
officers of thie Governmentt in this city ; state its organization,
its design, and its means of operation ; whether its members
were officers and agents of rime Executive Depattric nts ; by
v% hom it was organized ; whether its design was to influence
thie elections of tine People ; 'and whether its means were de-
rived, or not, in part from tie salaries of Executive officers?
Objected to by lMr. Parks, and rejected as follows:
"Ayes-Mr. Campbell, iMr. Wise-2.
p,: Nays-Mr. Pearce, lAr. Muhlenberg, irl. Hannegami, Mr.
Ptrks, Mr. Lincoln, Mir. Mann, Mire. Chaney-7.
Question by irl. W-ise to Mr. Kendall:
i"Do you know whether any officers or agents of the Execu-
tive Departments trave ever formed political combinations to
control the elections of thie People, and to influence the public
Objected to by Mr. Miann, and adopted as follows:
Ayes-.-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Muhlenberg, Mri. Campbell, Mr.
Lincoln, Mr. Wise-5.
Nays-AMr. Hannegan, IMr. Parks, Mr. Mann, Mr. ChIa-
"Answer by iMr. Kendall
"I have no knowledge-of any combinations of public officers
for thIe objects stated in tihe lustion, nol; of any combinations of
which public officers fin ruedt part, hfr tany other purpose than
to promote objects of a general character, by discussion of prin-
ciples, without regard to men.
"Question by AMr. Vise in tMr. Kendlil :
6. Will you please to state what combinations you know of
to promote objects of a general character, of whiichi public offi-
cers formed a part; the character of those combinations; whe-
ther. they were political or not ; whether favorable or not to this
Administration, and to thie election of Marltin Van Buren to the
Presidency; and whether they aimed a procure tie Govern-
ment patronage for i.. ;, i.' ? 1t
Objected to by 1Mi-v r 1 and rejected as follows:
Ayes-AMr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln,i Mr. Wise-3.
Nays-Mri. Mufleriberg, iMr. Hannqgan, Mr. Parks, :'Mr.
Mann, Mr. Chaney-5.
Question by Mr. Wise to tMr. Kendall:
8. Will you please look upon the paper handed you, and
state what you know respecting tihe facts therein spoken of?
"ThIe paper alluded to is in the following words, viz.
o",Sory of the Indian reservations.
"Somte years ago, certain tracts of land, situated principally
or wholly in the State of Mississippi, were reserved 'by Con-
grcss (or by Indian treaty, to which Congress assentcd),lfor Ithe
use of tlihe Indians, and to be disposed of by then, and for their
benefit, whenever the President of thIe .United States should
give his assent to such sale and transfer, (not otherwise.) These
lands were known to be very valuable, and the poor Indians
could be easily enough managed ; perhaps they hIad, or were
about to leave the, east fr thie west side of the Nississippi river;
but how to obtain thie assent of tihe President to so large a Esale
of Indian lands to a company of'speculators, seemed a more dif-
ficult matter. A company was formed in Boston two or three
years ago, with, it. is believed, a capital of $300,000, to try to
effect this object. Amos Binney, Esq. was a leading man in
the company ; and it is believed that Brodhead, navy agent in
Boston, was another; and various otherindividuals had a greater
or less interest in it; but what didn, nas is believed, obtain the
President's assent to tile sale and transfer, was the admission of
Amos Kendall, at present Postmaster General, intothe concern;
he to have one-third part of the profits of the speculation when
it shall be closed up, without, in Fact, paying one dollar of the
consideration, although lie may appear to have paid his part as
well as all the others. Yet ithe agreement of the other pa tners
with Mr. Kendall was, that they would furnish thie money to
pay his one-third part of the consideration, free from interest,
provided he (Kendall) would oblain the. assent of the President
to tihe sale, and would, ushen requested so to do by the other
partners, go to the lands and transact such matters and things
relating to their common interest as the company might deem
expedient. The mindss were purchased by the company; there-
fore, we atire to infer that Mr. Kendall did obtain the President's
assent to the sale ; but Mr. Kendall wias not, and probably will
not, be Called oni for any further 'services. Those interested in
the purchase, speak confidently oftheir expectation of realizing,
at tihe end of tihe sales, three or finir dollars for every one inves-
ted. The People of the United States, by this transaction, have
not been defrauded or overreached ; but the interest of the In-
dians in those reservations his probably been obtained by this
company lfr less than half its market value. How far the Pre-
sident should guard thle interest of the. Indians, is for him and
Congress to determine; possibly it may have some connexion
with Ihis oath ofoffice. But if tihe interests of thie Indians must
or may be sacrificed, shall it be done fbr thie benefit of a few
favorites, and at the sole suggestion of oneo individual, himself
moree deeply interested than tiny other l February 9, 1837.
Objected to by Mr. Mann, and rejected as fellows :
"Ayes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
Nays-Mr. Hannoegan, Mir. Muhlcnberg, Mr. Pearce, Mr.
Parks, Mr. Mann, Mr. Chianey-6.
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Kendtall;
Have you, or not, since you have been Fourth Auditor and
Postmaster, General, or since you bave been an Executive olli-
cer of this Goveruanent, beer editor, proprietor, or part otnmr,
or publisher, joint or sole, of a newspaper called the Globe, or
other newspaper published in- this District, or in the-United
States? If so, state whether you have or have not written edi-
torial articles for the same ; and whether you have had or ex.-
cised a control or riot over its general course in politics.
Objected to by Mr. Hanaegan, mnd rejected as follows :
"Ayes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
"Nays--Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr. Haunegan, Mr. Parks, Mr.
Mannn, Mr. Chaney- 5.
No further questions were proptonded to the witness.
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Ilittlfield :
1. Please state to inis committee all that yon kiow respect-
ing thIe cordndut of David Mtlvill, whilst in tine office of weigh-
er amid gauger, at Newport, Rhode Island, and respecting his
removal from thiat office, and the action of tIme Secretary of thIe
Objected to by Mr. Pearce, and rejected by tIne following
Ayes--Mr. Mnhlenberg, Mr. 'iWise-2.
"Nays--Mr. Pearce, Mr. Parks, Mr. Manu-n3.
Question- by Mr. ',Wise to Mr. ]Ienshaw :
" 1. Is Amos Kendall mow, me tims lie been sincee InhasIbeen
an Executive officer, a member of any company for the purchase
of the public lards? If so, state what company, and tlie extent
of his interest.
Objected to by AIr. tibent, and rejected :
Ayes-Mr. Gampbell, Mr. Lincora Mr. Wise-B3.
Nays-tMr. Pearce, Mr. Marne, Mr. Chaney'-3.
'" Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Henshraw :
"2. Did thie said Amos Kendall apply to become a member
of said company, or was he applied to by said company, or any
of its members, to become a arlenuber?
Ohujeeted to try Mr. Pearce, and rejected :
"Ayes-Mr. Caropbeall, tie. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
Nays-tMr. Pearce, Mr. Mann,, Mr. Chancy--3.
Question try Mr. Wise to Mr. Henslhaw :
"3. Did time said Amos Kendall make iny advance to the
capital stock of said company' And, if so, in what manner was
the sum procurcd and advanced ?
SOljeeted to by Mr. Manrn, and rejected:
Ayes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. t Vise-3.
Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Mann, Mr. Chancy-3.
i Question by MrI. Wiss to Mr. Ilenthaw :
"4. What adVeilntage or benefit was contrinpulted from the
said Amos Kendall hos..in,. *.icnsie)meoer of said coitpany '
Olbjelcd to by '. I'. and rejected:
Ayes-Mi-. Cinmpbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise--3.
: Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Mann Mr. Chaney-3.
Question by Mr. "Wite to Mr. Hitnrlaw :
"5. Did said Amos Kendall at any time, and, if so, wheiu, ap-
ply to be released from said company ? Anid, ifeso, what reasons
did Ihe-assign therefor? .
Objected to by Mr. Mlann, and rejected :
"Ayes-Mr. Campbell, Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Wise-3.
Nays-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Marn, Mr. Chaney-3.
"Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Henshaw :
"9. Have you any information ofpersons interested witih Mr.
Kendall in tire profits of buying arid selling public lands ? If so,
Answer bIy Mr. Ienshaw :v
I ihave no information of any persons interested, att this time,
within Mr. Keudali in tihe profits of buying and selling public
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. lensihaw :
10. Have you any information of persons who have been in-
terested with Mr. Kendall, since he has been an Executive ofli-
cer, in tile profits of buying and selling public lands? Ifso, state
Objected to by Mr. Parks, arid rejected as follows :
"Ayes-Mr. Muhlenberg; Mr. Wice-2.
"Navs-Mr. Hannegan, Mr. Parks, Mr. Mann, Mr. Cha-
In this exhibit of catechism we see neither cpnuistency,
nor propriety, nor liberality, nor fairness, in propounding
or rejecting interrogatorics. Some questions are propound-
ed to some witnesses, which, in substance the sarne, are
rejected as to others. Subjects of inquiry of thie deepest
interest to tho Public were peremptorily excluded from in-
vestigation. Mr. Woodbury, for example, was not per-
mitted to respond as to thie removal of David Melvill, or
to explain why it was that hie could communicate one pa-
per and withhold another from Congress, touching the
same matter, because done was confidential, the other not.
Mr. Duane had been called before one committee of inves-
tigation, and an answer had been returned to him there,
because it acas too full for the limited resolution under
which that cormmittce was appointed; hlie was called before
this committee to testify as to the grossest abuses on the
part of the President in recognizing arid consulting with
unknown and irresponsible private persons, of doubtful
character, to the exclusion of those who were Iis regular
cabinet ,counsellors and constitutional advisers, and the
majority would not permit him to testify at all, BECAUSE tHE
HAD BEEN CALLED BEFORE TiE OTHERS COMMITTEE. WHIrCH
HAD ALSO REFUSED TO ALLOW tHIM OR ANY OTHER WITNESS
TO TESTIFY AT ALL ON THE SUBJECT OF ABUSES. Mr. Van-
derpoel, of New York, was called to testify whether hle had
not, as was known to a member of the committee, repre-
sented THAT THE PRESIDENT DEaIRED THE RESOLUTION OF
THE 17th JANUARY, UNDER WHICH THIS COMMITTEE WAS AP-
POINTED, TO PASS, AND NOT THE AMENDMENT REQUIRING
SPECtFIC CHARGES, which was offered by the gentleman
from Rhode Island ; and to testify, also, as to what autho-
rity he had for making this representation to members ; aind
the majority refused to hear himn. Mr. Standefer was call-
ed, as stated to the committee, to prove that the President
of the United States had written letters to Benjamin F.
Curry, an Indian Agent, which letters were used, arid in-
tended to be used, by that subordinate executive officer,
publicly, against the election to Congress of Mr. Stande-
ler; that triese letters were read publicly by this agent to
crowds of the people in Mr. Standefer's district, in Ten-
nessee; that there was strong circumstantial evidence to
prove that this was done with the knowledge and approba-
tion of the President; and yet the majority would not ex-
amine this witness, because the conduct of the Presidentrcas
not involved in the inquiry under lthc resolution, asit was al-
leged he was not an officer or7 agent of the Executive De-
And the witness, Littlefield, was sent for hundreds of
miles for tile known object of telling all hlie knew in rela-
tion to the removal of Davidl Melvill, at considerable ex-
pense and trouble; and when he arrived ho was permitted
to testify only as to some stale charges against that in-
jured man, supported only by ex part proof, taken with-
out notice to him, and trumped up long since Ilis removal
for the obvious purpose of punishing him for daring'to
complain of wrongs already inflicted. Although there are
highly penal laws of the United States against any class
of executive officers being concerned in trade, or in the
purchase qf public lands, or other public property, (see
Gordon's Digest, page 30,) and althougis the charge was
made that officers prohibited by law from thus trading and
purchasing public lands, and other public property, were,
anrid had been, constantly speculating on their official influ-
encc; and although'there is the most obvious impropriety
and incompatibility in any head of any department being
thus tempted and tempting in his .place, yet thie subjects of
dealing and speculating int Indian reservations, wherein
there is much foul fraud daily practised on tribes of unpro-
tected savages, whom thie United States arc bound to pro-
tect, and on this Govern ment itself, and whence have, no
doubt, sprung such disastrous wars;i and of dealing and
speculating in public lands, whence, it is supposed, has
been generated so much corruption arid bribery aniong the
officers of the Government of every description, antid pri-
vate citizens of all classes, wrve sealed subjects in this
The majority, too, it is proper to state, showed as little
INDUSTRY as zeal in prosecuting the investigations of tIhe
committee. They generally voted to adjourn to the latest
day ; they could not be got to meet more than once a day:
a resolution was passed to meet at 10 o'clock A. M. and 7
P. M.; one night session was held on the 16th "February,
another attempted on the 7th; but two members (Mr.
LINCOLN and Mr. WisE) attended, and the resolution to
meet twice in twenty-four hours was repealed before it
operated twice; Such has been, in general, the course of
-the committee. Such wpas to have been expected to be its
course from tile moment of its appointment. "Six friends
of the Executive to three of the Opposition were placed
upon it by the Speaker, who is supposed to owe his elec-
tion to the influence of the President over a HIouso where
there is anrt overwhelming majority in favor of the Admin-
istration ; and ofthese six, several were known, by their
speeches on the floor, to-be utterly opposed to the resolu-
tion under which the committee was appointed, and to the
investigation which that resolution instituted.
But the appointments and labors of the committee have
not been in vain. Though their inquiry has had to con-
tend with the power and popularity of the President-with
thIe majority which his name and influence held in the
House-with his official machinery there-with thie com-
mittee created to smother its efforts-with all unprecedent-
ed resistance to its powers by tire Departments-with one
ofthe worst evils of the times, that gag-law with which
patronage rules the silence of the best witnesses-with the
heaviest masses and burdens of papers, with which- any
bureau usually covers up calls for information, and baffles
all altcmpts at analysis or synopsis, except when at partial
concealment or a labored self-acquittal is meant-wilh
shortness of time, six weeks, in which to examine tihe
most momentous and voluminous subjects, the witnesses
scattered hundreds and thousands of miles over the United
States, during the winter season-and though the House
discharged from attendance the main witness of all, as to
one of thie most serious charges against a Department, and
tlihe committee lihas since refused to cause him (R. M.
Whitney) to be summoned under a resolution stating the
strongest special reason for taking his testimony, (see
journal, page -,) yet, in spite of every obstacle, the inves-
tigation has-developed many and important facts which it
becomes cvcry'man in tlIe nation to know.
It is the duty of the undersigned, also, to present the
facts of another transaction, which involves thIe conduct of
the Secretary of State. Reference iJ made to the fiacts
simply, without comment or the expression of an opi-
uion. A treaty, or pretended treaty, was concluded at
New Echota, Georgia. on the 39th day of December, 1835,
by Gen. William Carroll and John F. Scherrmerbmorn, on
the part of the United States, and the chiefs, headmen,
and people, as was said, of the Cherokce tribe of Indians.
Whilst the commissioners of the United States were act-
ing, application was made to them to insert an article in
that treaty binding this Government to pay a claim, com-
- only called thac OLPHIN CtrAI. A synopsis of that claim
is herewith presented in the form of the following letter to
"Hon. Wtm.Carroll and the Ieon. John F. Sdcermerhorn:
"GENTLEMEN: Thie Cherokee Indians having, in a late
treaty c'omnluded by you as courmissioners of the United States
appointed for that purpose, expressed their wish that certain
traders might be paid lislir just debts, whiichl were stipulated to
be paid by the treaty of 1773, I have taker tIre liberty of laying
before your a short history of then, being mooe loll titan here-
tofore communicated to you.
FProm the year 1761, till the date of tine treaty, in 17-63,
these traders lind finished the ordinary supplies to tIre In-
dians, on thie fhith und credit of the Creek and Cherokee ua-
tions ; that, being in great distress and poverty, tire Indians
impltt ed the British crown to accept of a cessiou of their land,
(now Wilkes county, in tinc State of Georgia,) to the end that
their trader"- ni _- t be pad Idmbeir debts, and enabled to furnish
Ihem (the I.'.I.,. ,1 with goods as usual. Aecordir gld r iu De-
cember, 1772, the Colonial Governor of Georgia was in-
structed to hold a treaty in compliance with ice wishes of
the Indians, by which instructions it appirsat lhat thi British
crown IWas not to be pledged, ol any account, fIr the payment
of those debts, but lthat ihe lia ds intended to be ceded were
to ble sold, and the proceeds aipptlied, in tlie first place, to the
extlguInishnietnt of those debts, and the surplus appropriated to
thie defence of thio colony.
"l The treaty wasi niadc in 1773, and contains but a single ob.-
ligation on tfihc part of the British Government, which was Tihe
payment of thie debts due to thie Indilun traders lni 1m tie sale of
thie ceded lands.
At the date of the treaty, tile Indian traders not only releas- tihe subject with Mr. Preston, of South Carolina, Mr. Brown, a
ed tire British Government,m but also the Indians, from all liabili- North Carolina, and Messrs. King and Cuthbert, of Georgia,
ty on account of the debts of the latter, and perhaps with others ; but to noone without a distinct uaru-
Thie Colonial Gnovemrnment of Georgia, acting in obedience ing that I spoke in the character of counsel for the parties, hav-
to instructions, appointed a commission to execute the treaty, by ing a contingent interest. My appeals to them were founded
selling tihe lands comprehended in the treaty, and ascertaining solely on time justice of thIe claim, and the hardship of the condi-
the amount that was respectively due to thie Indian traders when L tion of the claimants."
thie war of thie Revolution broke mut. The following communication was received and read :
"Before, however, this eventhappened, on the 2d May, 1775, ;" jA r 0o February 14, 1837;
George Golphin, who was an Indian trader, and held by as- SIaR: I ask leave of the committee to correct an error in my
signment the plains of other Indian traders, obtained a liquids- I statement relative to thIe amount of the Golphin claim. By re-
tion of his claims to the amount of.9,791 I5s. 5d. of thie cur- Perring to document No.83, of the Senate, you will find a copy
rency of thie then province ef Georgia ; which sum was again of the certificate; and the amount is 9,791 15s. Sd., and not
guarantied to be p according to the stipulation of tie treaty. 9,000, as I had supposed yesterday.
TiThe effectofthe. revolutionary war swas to place beyond thie 'I am, sir, your obedient servant,
power of- tie Britishi Government thIe perbfrmance of the treaty "JOHN FORSYTH.
by the means therein specified. lButa part of these traders, whoi Hon. HENRY A. 'WISE,
were loyal to thie erown during that contest, were afterwards /Chair'man ofthe Commnittee, 4-c. cf-'c."
paid by the British Government, notwithstanding the release
heretofore refl'erred to. Afterwards, John Ross, the principal chief of the Che-
Pending the negotiation at Paris, in 1783, a memorial teas rokec nation, was called, and testified as follows:
laid before the Amernican commissioners, in behalf of certain AMr. Wise to Mr. Ross:
merchants trading to South Carolina and Georgia, asking farin- '1. Please state asl that you kaow respecting the means
demrnification fior debts due to thiemu from ithe Creek and Clero- which were employed, or tie influence exerted ty any Oicer
kee Indians, for the payment of which a tract of land was ceded or a e E e >r e D nlene y n ip i
or agent of the Executive De'partnents, to have the stipulalion
In Georgia in 1i773. respecting the'Golphin dlaim, commonly so called, inserted in
As the American commissioners had no authority to admit the last treaty with the Clherokiee natio; and to ohaltain your as-
or deny thIe justice of thie claims, they were transmitted to Con- sent to the sami, after it was inserted, as a chief of that nation
greess. or e ie.
"'It is believed that Congress never acted on this subject ; "2.i ereyo ffeed reard, bribe, oraluable consider-
or, if it did, suhl action was adversely to the claims of the me- ationofan kind-if so, what -by y offic or agent of either
morialists ; for we find that, in July, 1768, an act of Ithe Bri- ofny the Exective Departmenti, or by any personie or;: agent of eticer
tish Parliament was passed creating a commission to inquire orae the Eectif eptments, or by any peron fo : eany officer
into the claims of sufferers by the cession of Georgia to trIe oe agent thereof if by any oner, uhon .-to obtain youre assent,
Americans. that of any other ihadman or chief of your nation, to said
Ameridtanos.tGolpint claim, or to said treaty, in whlicr it was insertedoi
And iu 1790, the sum of .749,536, with, interest at the rate 3.Will you please state. all that you know respecting the
of four per centum, was appropriated for the payment of claims .ondc 'ite yo p P oesecraer all tia you knot' espengs tohe
on la.rids in Georgia ceded to lle Americans. ducdt oftire 'arious officers, agents, superintendents, or other
on ands in Geogia ceded to ira Anterian. s persons employed or paid by the Government to superintend
Under the expectation of being indemnified by these acts and negotiate its affairs with the Cherokees. from rime year 1828
of Parliament, tihe representative of George Golphin employed u1p to tie present period ?
Charles Goodwin, Esq. a distinguished lawyer of South Caro-
lina, now deceased, to go to London and receive the amount of "Answer ofSir. John Ross, Indian Chief.
his ancestor's just debt, under these acts of Parliament. The WASHINGn oNo CaTY, FnB. 25, 1837.
mission of Mr. Goodwin resulted in a failure, not on account of S Sin In reply to the first question propounded to me ly the
the justice of the debts of Golphin, but the obnoxiousness ofhis honorable committee, I have thn e honor to state that I know of
conduct during thie revohtfionary struggle, none of the means which were. employed, or of the influence
On this side of the Atlantic, thie exertions of those interest- exerted, by any of tire officers or agentsof the Executive De-
,cd in these claims have been equally unsuccessful. It did partments, to have thie stipulation respecting thIe Golphin claim
seem equitable that .when Georgia had acquired jurisdiction (so called) inserted in the (alleged) Chrerokee treaty. 'That in-
over the ceded territory in question, she ought to have paid these strument was negotiated and entered into with certain ounn-
debts. Acting, probably, under this conviction, this State, in theorized individuals of the Cherokee nation, ata time when I
1780, passed ama act requiring such Indian traders who were 'ias in this city sitha a delegation who were duly authorized
friendly to the independence of the colonies, cnd hml claims on amid empowered try said nation to negotiate a treaty sith the
the Indians, for the payment of which the county of WVilkes was United States Government. Aftdr the arrival of Joh n F. Scher-
ceded, that they lay them before the then, or some future Le- muerhorn, the cennmissionser of the United States, in this city,
gislature ; and whatever was found to be due was to be paid in rand of several of the Cherokee individuals who had entered
Treasury certificates, payable in two, three, and four-years, into the aforesaid instrument, tumd nwhoead comen for the pur-
bearing interest at six per centutn. pose of getting their proceedings ratified by the Goverenment,
"Holding forth, as this act did, a pledge that this debt ofGol- the duly authorized delegation, of whihl I teas a member, re-
phin, and all such like, would be paid, his representatives liave ceived front there Ciherokee people, thi ough the h ands ofeerta il
agsin and again petitionend tine legislarenre of Georgia The special messengers, their protest against the ratification of the
uniform course of that Legislhturemhas been to receive the peth- pretended treaty aforesaid, and which was comnnicated to
tions, raise a committee, whso report favorably, and then lay. it tile War Department for the information of tiea President. At
on the table for the balance' of the session. None ever ques- tine same time, the delegation stated their readiness to negotiate
tinned the justice of the debt, or the firm and devoted attach- swith the Government for m treaty, by which the Cherokee diffi-
meat of George Golphin to the liberties of hIis country, cuties might be satisfactorily and honorably adjusted. A reply
However unfaithfully the State of Georgia may seem to have was returned through the Comrnissioner of Indian Affairs, ery-
acted on this subject, her conduct will he probably justified by ing to us, (tile delegation,) You will distinctly understand that
these considerations; lshe did not, by her own individual act, you will not be recognise,I by the.Department as members of
defeat there fulfilnment of thie treaty of 1773,but that it was defeat- s delegation, unless you will unite ith those who had conic o
ad by the act of the United States, as it was a war of all the with the treaty, and sign the same, and o-operate wi ththem to
States united. effect its ratification.'
"And more especially that, as the State of Georgia, as arly r "To the second question I have tIhe honor to state that no
us 1783, had set aparl lfor thle soldiery and other troops this reward, brile, or valuable eonsideatiou of any kind, has been
same territory of Wilkes county, (being then her only valuable offered me, by any officer or agent of either of the Executive
and uulocated lands to which the Indian title wias then extin- Departments, or mby any person, for anry officer or agent thereof,
guished,) for the purpose of fulfilling her engagements to tthe to obtain my assent, or thtat ofany other headman or chiufofmy
contineutul troops. nation, to said Golplmin elaim, or to said instrument in which it
That afterwards, in 1784, when her territory was enlarged was inserted.
by the addition of two othlier counties, a large section ofherafer- From the nature of the oath which hlas been adnmtinistered
tile lands -was reserved, for the space of 'twelve months, 'for, t nme, and tire generality of the questions propounded, I feel
the officer's, seanen, and soldiers who were entitled to landis bound futlher to state, as concisely and substantially as my mre-
in that State by asy resoloe of Congress, or act or resolve of m'ory will permit, such facts known to tme as I believe have any
that State.' bearing upon those questions.- Some timelduring the session of
S" That, still finding the bounties promnisedl to thie continental the Congress of 1832-'33 I was called rupon in ny room at
soldiers could not be located by reason of the smallness of Ithe Brown's hotel, on one Sunday'morning, by a person who intro-
territory above referred to, Georgia afterwards, min 1785, declar- duced himself as a Mr. Hunter, door-keeper of the House of
ed that another portion of her soil should be deemed a reserve Representatives, and who inquired if I was acquainted with
fur the space of twelve months, 'to make good her engagements Mr. Barney McKinny, of Augusta, Georgia. I replied in ti e
to the continental soldiery, and seamen, and officers ofthre me-. affirmative. He then asked if I knew any thing about lthe Gol-
dical departmentt' pbin claim? I replied that Mr. MeKinny, to whom he had just
"ThIns we find tlat, before the termination of the revolution alluded, had once been at rmy house in the Cherokee nation,
ary war, the State of Georgia had actually bestowed, as a re- and was accompanied by Colonel Andrew Erwsin ; that said
source of carrying on that war, on thie continental soldiery, by McKinny had laid before ime certain papers in reference to that
way of bounty, this same territory, which had been pledged, by claim ; that lie considered the claim to be a good one against
thie Colonial Government, for the payment of debts due to tire the State of Georgia; and that he had proffered to lease the
Indian traders ; and, still finding her engagemuents to that sol- Cherokee gold mines, and to pay the nation in thatclaim ; that
diery unfulfilled she continued to grant-bounties out other soil. my reply was, that I lhad no authority to dispose of the gold
In this aspect of tie case, it does appel that, whatever liabili- mines in any manner, nor did I know whether the general
ty appears to rest, in tile first place, on tile State of Georgia, council oftihe nation would be disposed to rent them out; and
that liability really and equitably rests upon the United States. if the council would inake a lease of thenm, I was sure that it -
More than half a century has" been passed in earnest and would not agree toacceptofthat claim in payment, howevergood
finuitless negotiation with every power capable of doing justice it may be against Georgia ; because, if that State had proved
to these claims. The Indians, in the last resort, have been ap- herself faithless towards the just rights of her own citizens, by
plied to; they have only heard the simple history of these withholding payment to that claim, the Cherokees could have
claims, and acknowledged thie moral obligation that they ought no confidence that she would be more faithful towards them in
to be paid; that, as a matter of future security, and to avoid, paying it, when transferred to them. tMr. Hunter remarked
hencoeforth, all importunity on this subject, when about crossing that he haind acted as an agent for'the proprietors of that claim,
the Mississippi, and abandoning the lands of their fathers, they in trying to have it recognized and paid, and that he mad spent
desire that their fathers' debts may be paid. a good deal of money on that business ; so Ire was interested in
"MILLEDGE GOLPHIN, said claim. That he had heard it was probable that the Chero-
SOne of the heirs of George Golphin." kee delegation, then in the city. won-d nterit r ,;nt in t to,
An article was inserted (the 20th) embracing the claim,
"Art. 20. The United States do also hereby guaranty the
payment of all unpaid just claims upon the Indians, without ex-
pense to them, out of the proper funds of the United States, fir
the settlement of which a session or cessions of land hias 6r
have been heretofore made by the Indians in Georgia : Provi-
ded, Tihe United States, or the State of Georgia, has derived
benefit from thie said cession or cessions of land, without having
.made payment to tie Indians therefore. It isI hereby, however,
further agreed and understood, that if the Senate of the United
States disapprove of this article, it may be rejected, without im-
pairing any other provision of this treaty, or affecting tIhe In-
dians in any manner whatever."
The treaty was sent by the President to the Senate with
that article in it. The Senate, May 16, 1836, refused to
advise and consent to the ratification of that article, by a
vote of 26 to 12. What caused the Senate to reject it thus
decidedly is not known, except what appears on its face,
that it singularly enough stipulated with the Indians that
the United States would pay its own or Georgia's debts out
of thie proper funds of the United States.
February 13th, the H-on. John Forsyth was called before
this committee, and the following examination of him as a
witness took place:
(I Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Forsyth
1. Were you, or riot, personally interested in d certain
claim, commonly called time Golphin claim, as to which a stipur-
lation was inserted in the last Cherokee treaty, as sent to tire
Senate of the United States to be ratified?
Answer by Mr. Forsyth :
"I have been interested in the Golphin claim since 1S27 or
1828, as counsel for tIle representatives of Golphin, and expect,
whenever it is paid, a portion of thie sums recovered.
"Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Forsyih :
"2. Do you know w.hiiether any person or persons, connected
or not with tine State Department, or interested or not in- said
Golpin claim, offered a reward in" money, goods, or other valu-
able consideration, to a Cherokee chic!, named Jolhn Ross, to
assent to the stipulation as to said claim irinserted in said treaty I
Answerby Mlr. Foasyth : I do not.
Question by Mr. Mann to Mr. Forsyth :
9. Has tine Golphin claim, in any manner, been officially
before your Department for examination, pending the negotia-
thion of the late treaty with dtie Cherohiee Indianss?
"Objected to by Mr. Parks, and adopted as follows:
Ayes-Mr. Pearce, Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr. Campbell, Mlr.
Lincoln, Mr. Mann, Mr. Wise-6.
t Nays-Mr. Parks, Mr. Chancy-2.
"Answer by Mr. Forsyth :
"Thie Department of State, since it has been un.icr-amy care,
has had no concern with tihe Golphin claim, other than in certi-
fying some documents among thie files of papers relating to a
time anterior to thie adoption of tihe Federal Constitution. All
the business of Indian treaties is transacted in the War Depart-
ment, to which during the administration of it by Mlajor Eaton,
I delivered a statement of the Golphiin claim, with an view to
have it provided for by some subsequent arrangement with the
Creek or Clherikee Indians. Thanstatement having been mis-
laid, another statement was substituted for it, by the parties in-
terested, during Governor Cass's administration. While tihe
treaty was negotiated here, the representatives of Golphin had
ar agent (Judge Underwood) in this cily, who applied to me to
urge tho President to admit thie claim, whlichi Underwood said
ine Indians wished to see. paid. I declined any conversation
with thie President on thie subject, because of my contingent in-
terest. Governor Cass told' me he thought thie claim just, but
doubted whether it should not be paid by Georgia, nd not the
United States. The President, as Governor Cass informed nie,
refused, on that ground, to permit ar article respecting it tio be
put into thire treaty. And when the treaty was considered and
decided utipon inlltie Cherokee country, time agents of Golphin
procured from theni thIe article as it went to thIe Senate. Tlhe
claim was not admitted to form part of the treaty, but it was be-
fore tire Senate on its own merits. Tirho original demand was
,000ooo. A law of Georgia promises to pay 6 per cent. interest.
I had no further counnexion with the insertion of thie article in
tim treaty, otherwise than advising the representatives ol Gol-
plin, before inserting it, to procure from tihe Indians an urgent
application for tihe payment of thie claim; and all the conversa-
tions I had on lmthat subject, prior to the treaty, were winh r lip
parties interested, or thie ir iattornecys. 1 applied to Major Eaton
and Governor Cass to examine rlie claim, andil feu'nicled inmeans
of forming a just opinion. Both were informed of nmy personal
interest, and thlatl what I said to them proceeded front tiat inter-
est. Vhiileo the treaty was before the Senate, I conversed on
cession with the Government; and if, in case a treaty be nego-
tiated, and I would get an article inserted in the treaty for tIhe
payment of that claim, he would make me interested in it to the
amount of $40,000 or $50,000; this proposition was spurned,
and the interview broken off. -Some short time thereafter, I
was again visited in my room by another gentleman, who intro-
duced himself to me as a Mr. Crawford, of Augusta, Georgia,
then late Attorney General of that State. This gentleman re-
marked that hie was interested in the Golphin claim, and, from
what hlie had heard ofMr. Hunter's interview with me in refer-
ence to that claimnl he was sorry to believe that Mr. Hunter had
presented the subject before meinamanner that was offensive; ,
and he lihoped, from the knowledge I had ef his character, and
the respect which he entertained for mine, that I would believe
him incapable of proposing any thIing that would be dishonor-
able. I related what had passed between Mr. Hunter and my-
self, and expressed my regret and disapprobation of being thus
tampered within. He expressed his disapprobation also of the
manner in wvhichl Mr. Hunter had presented the subject before
me. Mr. Crawford then proposed to surrender into my hands
the documents relating to the Golplinclaim ; and:said, ifatreaty
be entered into with the Goernment, and the delegation would
get an article inserted to. bind the United States to pay that
claim, the delegation m might retain such a portion oftime amount
of the claim, for tihe benefit of their nation, as they thought pro.
per-even the one half, so that the residue be paid over to the
proper claimants. I refused having any thing to do with the
claim, or to examine the documents, because it was not a debt
against the Cherokee nation ; and if considered as a claim
against tie United States, it ought lo be presented before the
proper officers of the Gover .men, fobr settlement. Some tinie
during the sess-ion ofthe Congress of1834-'35, mW illiam H. Un-
derwood, Esq., of Georgia, vlho had been employed to defend
thie rights, ofthe Cherokees before tlie courts of that State, ar-
rived in this city, unsolicited by thIe Cherokee delegation, and
whilst thie delegation were in correspondence with tle Seen etary
of WVar on the subject of negotiating a rei'aty. AIr. Underwood
remarked to me that lie was intrusted with tihe Golphin claim,
and was promised a handsome fee for its collection ; that ie'
was poort, and if the delegation negotiated a treaty with
the Government,i he would take it as a great favor in me if I
would secure thIe insertion of such an article in it, whicIh he
would draw up, couched in sich language as would not, in ltihe
slightest manner, afTcrt the interests or rights of the Chero-
kees, but which would commit the United States to pay the
claim, and that I should be no loser. I replied, that lie well
knew I had every disposition to render him any favor, without
remuneration, when in my power to do it honorably, and with-
out injury to tille nation. A short period thereafter, when I was
preparing a communication to thIe Secretary of War, emnrbracing
certain propositions for a treaty, iMr. Underwood came into mv
room, and showed me an article which lie had drawn up, to
embrace thIe Golphinh claim, and asked if I would not, in the
concluding part of the communication which I was then writ-
ing, insert it as a part of the propositions of the delegation. I
replied, no: and hie retired romn thie room. Soon after this,
Mr. John F. Schermerhorn, a commissioner of thIe United
States, negotiated a proposition in treaty form with John Ridge
and other individuals of the Cherokee nation, then in this city;
and when Mr. Underwood left the city, it was made known to
me that thIe Government had paid his expenses in corning, stay-
ing here, and returning home.
"After my return to thie Cherokee nation, in ithe course of
thie spring of 1835, it was communicated to me that Mr. Under-
wood and John Ridget had written i letter to the Secretary of
Wari, suggesting that, if thIe Cherokees were assured that Ithe
President would not offer them atny other sterns for a treaty thIan
were contained in tIhe prepositions negotiated with Ridge and
others, in all probability they would be induced to adopt them ;
that a letter, in reply from thie Secretary, was returned, making
sno. declarations as had been tsuggestetd, extracts of which were
then transmitted by Mr. Underwood to certain persons in the
nation, for lie information of then Cherokees. After thIis, there "
followed a letter from thie President of lthe United States to
Governor L.umpkin, authorizing tie Governor to make it
known, fori thIe information of the Cheroklces, that, if they did
not i.ccept of ihe propositions offered, he would iot, during his
administration, offer them arny other terms, but give them up to
the jurisdiction of thIe State atulthmoritins, to be dealt within as they
may think proper. In thIe course of rthIe summnner of thiat year,'"
Major William Y. ihmnsoll, who had leen associated with Mr.
Underwood as an attnrney-lt-law, paid me a visit at a mineral
spring, where I had taken my family for ltIeir health. Ile
minade known to me that Mr. Forsyti, the Secretary of State of
tie United States, was then or had c been in Georgia, and that
ie (tansell) hIad asccerlninped from an unquestionable source
that Mr. Forsyth was one of the parties interested in the Gol-
phin claim ; that ie possessed great influence over thne Presi-
dlent, and, notwithstanding the declarations made by the Presi-
- j* 0.' 0
glh Governor Lumpkin, M.'. Forsyth could tand would
President to grant an additional suit of money sui-
ver the Golphin claim, over and above what was stl-
the propositions submitted to time nation, if the Che-
uld sanictin a treaty upon such terms.
3d question, I beg leave to remark that a statement
stion would necessarily be very lengthy, wlich, toge-
the want of references to such documentary facets as
present within my reach, renders it impossible for
'pare an answer during the present session of Con-
!ie honorable committee will therefore please to ex-
br simply referring Ithem to the correspondence be-
self ad associates and t various officers of the Go-
and to the memorials and protests submitted both to
ive Dl)epartmenti and the Congress of the United
myself and colleagues, on ithe part of the Cherokee
in 1828 up to the present session of Congress; and,
ioin, to lay before them ar official general order, (No,
d Head Quarters, Army, E. T. and C. N., Fort
'ciber 3, 1836,' and signed 'John E. Wool, Briga-
have tine hoor 1to be, very respectfully,
Your obedientlhumble servant,
e Hon. HSznry A. WIsE,
3hmirnian of tle Select Committee of Investigation.
HEAD QUARTERs, AvMY, E. T. and C. N'.
FORT CASS, Nov. 3, 1836.
GENERAL ORDER-No. 74.
instructed by the President of the United States,
the War Department, to make known to Mr. John
all others whom it may concern, that it is his deter-
to have the late treaty, entered into between the
plates and the Cherokee people, and ratified by the Sc-
25th May, 1836, 'religiously fulfilled in all its parts,
i conditions, within the period prescribed ;' and that
gati6nl which may be ent' to Washington, 'with a
obtain new terms, or a modification of those of the ex-
Mly, will be received or recognized ; nor will any in-
i be had with them, directly or indirectly, orally or in
and that thle President regards the proceedings of
and his associates, in the late Council held at Red
s in direct contravention of the plighted faith of their
and a repetition of then will lie considered as indica-
design to prevent the execution of the treaty, even at
rd of actual hoslitiles : and they will be promptly re-
further made known, by instructions from the WarDe-
t, that 'if anty of our citizens enter thie Cherokee coun-
incite opposition to tihe execution of the treaty,' they
roceeded against according to the laws of the State, if
t ou the subject, in which they may enter; and, if there
a no law of thu, State which can be brought to bear on0
id under which they may be removed,' it is the opinion
'resident,' as expressed through the War Department, -
my may be removed' out of the country under the 6th
,f thle treaty,' in which the United States guaranty that
rokees shall be protected against interruption and in-
'rain citizens of the United States who may attempt to
the country,' unless it is with the express consent of
mite iwho are acting under tie 12th article of the trea-
,by the terms of that article, they alone are authorized
officers of ithe army, whether commanding volunteers
.ar troops, under my command, are required and direct-
ake knosvn to all persons resiitng, or who may come
lie range of their respective commands, the contents of
er; and to make diligent search and inquiry in regard to
ens who may enter the Chcrokee country and invite up-
i or interfere with the due execution of the treaty, and
.heir names and places of residence, without delay, to
head-quarters, in order that they may be proceeded
according t thie laws of the country and thle instruc-
'the President of the United States. They are also re-
mitd directed to prevent all meetings, and to break up all
s coming- to their knowledge, assembled in the Cherokee
-, or the purpose opposing the treaty, ordiscussing its
"JOHN E. WOOL, "
"Brigadier Ceneral Commanding."
amount of this Golphin claim, principal andi inter-
estimated at about $150,000.
undersigned deems it to be his duty to present also
r subject clearly before the House and the nation.
the 11th July, 1836, the Treasury Department issued
ilar to the land receivers and deposit banks, requir-
ecie in payment for the public lands. This circular,
tlie'ed, was dictated by the President, without the
rrence of the Secretary of the Treasury ; it is be-
Ito have benefited speculators in the public lands
nany of whom are charged to be officers of the Gov-
nt; and the circular itself was thought to be, if not'
action of law, a suspension of law-at least in viola-
: a sacred principle of civil liberty that all power gof
:ding lawis, or the execution of laws, by any author-
thost the consent of the Representatives of the Peo-
injfrious to their rights, and ought not to be excr-
The circular was an abuse in itself, but its appli-
,or rather the exception in its application, was a
r abuse still, an the following correspondence between
ranch Bank of Alabama, at Decatur, and the Secre-
7 the Treasury, will show.
cashier of the Branch of the Bank of the State of
-na, at Decatur, addressed a letter to the Secretary of
treasury, dated July 28, 1836, in whichi-he says:
-CH Or' THE BANK OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA,
DECATUR, JULY 28, 1836.
i: In easequence of yourletter, under date of the 11th
amlressed to the receivers of public money," [&c.
:r r- -irctular requiring specie for the public lands,]
S-- ..f this institution have ordered me to make the
ag inquiry :
easequence of the purchase by you of five hnndred
Tml dollars of Alabama Sater bonds, being for the increase
ca pial! of this branch bank, the payment of which, has
:: .-, r I- .1-- trom time to time, by the receiver of
r'>r.'-' -r '1r- Iaads sold, or tobe sold, for the ben-
the Chiekasaw nation, as folly expressed in the terms of
s. sil .l, nuner date 31 aDfrchi, 16836,1 would, there-
cay ree-peafsclty beg leare to inquire whetheryoa will lie
li vs, wi er the said receiver at Ponfiloci to accept, in pay-
inr s isl public land-s, the notes, or certificates of deposit,
S ineatc bank, to thie amount of $31jC00, or such ani
it as may be due this branch bank at the time of said pay-
bintag made. This bank, as a rlater ofcourse, agreeing
elaIS its own notes by checks'at sight-iin this instance,
e eiier at the U(nionBank ef L',tiianaor Citizenis Bantik,
"Means; the Mechaniec' (Bank, Philadelphia, or the Phie-
ski, NIew York; for any sunm or sutfs over and above thle
al de o it from the Treasury, and which might be paid to
s-serat Poatitoc for Chickasaw lands during the present
lik te~ae-st is notl made with a view to thie accommodation
l t k i swa k s l'eh as for theo ctnuenienee of thIe People, par-
li tt&i.--' -'i i-. .1 r .' ,- .:.1 whom hays al-
i o tsei ... .i : ii '" '. .' ,.. :. Ian ,, and are con-
misva h o remove there. lI it, therefore, at their sug-
ai ilsai-se dre "ory effthe institution hove been induced to
',awi-u ap;psictio to &P mrilde; for (pemit me to say)
,auotmI elia is fully prepared to afsbrd its crinsners the
i ,r -i,' .i. i- .r ilie puuymentif their lands in specie dol-
and risk in thetransmission of tbch being
I oiwkl satlaileldgedl to be great, through'a country but
,w*i'- ed-, a,' where several robberies and depredations
Owati ematel, sthat we are anxious that tie same faciii-
'ae.b !!base bwi.-oire been extended to them should be
'lenr ttble fai ir cimatane's of the e ne, ttis braneih
-- largea rporlioti of het whole atnount
I i 'Il 'i' -ew to ldin r p l at t'ootitoe for lind, gold
i.n. m'l ; ,'* i iI- 'i i, iC* i ,,, 7, i ,.] lilr r w ilt natbe
S *' i, -i i i,',, I. I,.' ,I,, ir. r.est, w hile it
a'--. .. ." hI., in I itm tiOt h i aii. in daily expecta-
'aiui'sin l i" '-- -in rTefsred to from the bank of thle State
in'i ,, I., .-- rai elved shall be executed mime-
',s, ,li siW' eirhd le thee amoeunts as received from timhe rc-
isilugiin %.o 5fpectl IS hIve the honor to be, &c.
"JAMES DUBNO, Ceahicr.
r lie Ts 7'reasury."
re1f of the Secretary was as follows:
TaSAssaY DISPABTM5IT, Ao. 11, 1836.
t'in' o- (thin notes of yur Iunk luy tie receiver at Poun-
s 11'Ih *istmint of yottr etutrintet wish this Department, Ihat
-in II in.. theeh.t hie ustumh teuke your notes to the extent of
- :..v".,' i1 your balin, uondcr the contract, upon your
in --i .'. II thient from him as money, He is auttihorls-
..i.. t way, and to that extent, on your showi-tg
-i' nillt' ; itbut I icanusitt user the reglslatinms i to notes
'I'I "--Isi fir general purpotels.
"| ii, in 't:ry respectfolIy, ,...,r .t.. c.nl -. ri .r 'i
"Secretary of the Treasoury.
'i' -. E- f(r
i 1t-nch Bank of Alabama, Decatar."
inisi l' di rc u.hUlar, and this exception under it, not
vAct t a.jawt c(iuspetinded, but their uniformity de-
'i1,, sl -'ar *' wu')strtt'e/ or1 THE PRESIDENT ALONE, IM-
:iudt, A'f1rBt Co t~su wA IN m SESaION. One portion
-.,.....as aeconmeodteda, itns being allowed to pay
,t',. t,... in convertient banttk notes, whilst hleir
,ilhtt;, swae obliged to pay irt site.'f, ait every cost and
,e, linl tiak of transportation. One bank 's notes
a( Weinl tdo any amount less than 8 500,000 dollars,
r!lAhtivdlhs- of the surrounding Statos, orof I'Tennes-
" '. I ard for every 'dollar coin which
i ..-i T.," Presidential election w tiherin fast
,..; i, aW what feet this indulgence, ant that
-' '- iittl etreular s. to bank notes of Miasi|ilppii
c Mif- 1 nisc ,.bsi.,mo.iippi, mh'd upon the People of the
-lt, Aharm *,ni ,iieiipp,, it is not difficult to
There are a number of other cases which*might be se-
lected from the testimony, thie whole nass of which is sub-
mit ed, but ti e committee has not hald time to report parti-
cularly upon them. The undersigned, however, woult call
the attention of the House particularly to a report of Amos
Kendall and John P. Van Ness, commissioners appointed,
by authority of the President, to receive and report testi-
mony touching certain charges preferred Ib-i .Gassaway;
end also tothe teestimony of Commodore Morris and Charles
W. Goldsborough, in relation to said charges, in the appen-
dix to the journal of this committee. One thing is re-
markable about this notable commission, that thel commis-
sioners it seemed issued SUBPOENAS for witnesses in the lfrm
of "request," and it is believed that one or ,oth of them
administered corporal.4 aths. How far the constitution of
this tribunal was in the competency of Executive autho-
rity, the undersigned is not prepared to say. But this [they]
are prepared to say: that, whilst the President was de-
nouncing this committee as worse than a Spanish Inquisi-
tion, he should have looked well to his own acts in insti-
tuting commissions of inquiry. Certain it is, that though
these comUissioners reported very'strongly against several
officers in the Navy Department, not one of themt, as far as
this committee is informed has ever been removed from
It had been represented to a member of the committee
;hat disbursing officers had unnecessarily drawn specie
from the deptosite banks, after the issuing of the Treasury
circular requiring specie payments for public lands, and
sold the same as merchandise for their private profit, to
those who required specie at the land offices. This subject
was left unexamined, except by a call on the Department,
which resulted in developing nothing of the abuse. The
subjects of frauds in Indian reservations, and in the pur-
chase and sales of public lands, in comnexion with thie le-
gislation of Congress, as well as theExecutive administra-
tion, were necessarily left untouched, although the atten-
tion of the committee was called to them in various ways.
[See anonymous letters, and the examinations of Amos
Kendall and David Henshaw: sec, also, the letter of R.
T. Archer, and the answer of the Depar:ment to the call
of the committee, on its subject-matter.]
The minority cannot do less' than justice to Col. Tow-
son, the Paymaster General of the Army, by saying that a
complaint was made against his official conduct by a person
named Hobby, and ihe promptly asked for inquiry and in-
vestigatioi, as the best means of doing justice both to the
Government and the -officer; the committee had not time
to examine and report upon his case, and can only refer to
his testimony for the facts of his defence. For other mat-
ters, also of great interest, the minority must refer general-
ly to the testimony of the Honorable H. L. White, John
Bell, Balie Peyton, Frpancis W. Pickens, Henry A. Wise,
Amos Keidall, David Henshaw, John Ross, and others
who were examined. Many who were summoned and
sworn could not be examined ; some for the want of time
and others because they would not have been permittedto
testify as to the matter of evidence for which they were
There is not time, in fact, or opportunity, (part of tjie
journal of the committee having been until the present
moment in the hands of the printer,) to'digest and proper-
ly arrange the facts which have been proved. But, in con-
clusion, the undersigned would humbly hope that the la-
bors of the committee may be fruitful of health and purity
to the administration of the Government. Whether in-
quiry results in vindicating public officers, and demonstrat-
ing their integrity and capacity, or in detecting and expos-
ing their errors of mal-atdministration; their characters on
the one hand, and the interests of the Government on the
other, are well worth the trouble and the cost of inquiry.
The wisest system of laws is no better than the worst, when
corruptly and ignorantly administered; and the worst system
as wholesome as the best, when administered by pure, pa-
triotic, capable, and independent public servants, who act
officially with a single eye to the public good.
All which is respectfully submitted as-a substitute for the
report of the majority. HENRY A. WISE.
FEBRUARY 27, 1837.
[END OF THE REPORT.]
SPRING GOODS.-We have received, and arp now
T opening a large and'general assortment of seasonable goods,
to which we invite the attention of our customers and purcha-
sers generally; among which are the following :
Elegant colored figured Silks of the latest fashion
1 case rich plaid Silks, beautiful colors -
1 do handsome plaid Silks, light colors
50 pieces black Silks, various qualities
20 do elegant Spring Shalleys
100 do French Lawns
100 do Muslin Delane
50 do French Painted Muslins
100 do low-priced Painted Muslins
250 do French and English Chintz
50 do Cambric Inserting and Edgings
100 do superfine Cambric Muslin
50 do do Jaconet do
100 do Swiss and Book Muslins
100 dozen Cotton Hose, comprising general assortment
50 do Ladies' Gloves, beautiful spring colors.
C. E. WASHINGTON & CO.
mar 28-2w [Globe]
FRENCH EMBROIDERY, &c.
J 3 cartons elegant French-vworked Capes and Silencers
50 elegant embroidered camel's hair Shawls
20 dozen Fancy Shawls and Handkerchiefs
100 pieces Meehlin Thread Laces
10 dozen embroidered and ribbed Silk Hose
100 do Linen Cambric Handkdrchiefs
10 boxes beautiful French Flowers, &c.
C. E. WASHINGTON & CO.
mar 28-2w [Globe]
RI:sH LINENS, SHEETINGS, &c.-
I case superfine Irish Linens, warranted all linenl
I do heavy do do for pillow cases
I do 10-4 and'12-4 Irish Sheetings
1 do 10-4 and 12-4 Russia do
I do superfine Diaper Towelling
1 do Irish and tRussia Table Diapers
20 do Damask Napkins
25 superfine Marseilles Quills, very beautiful
100 low-priced do.
The above goods were purchased in. New York at auction,
and will be offered at very reduced prices.
C. E. WASHINGTON & CO.
mar 28-2w (Globe)
JERY EXTEN'SIVE SALE.-On Saturday, the 1st
V of April, at 12 o'clock M. I tiall sell at auction, without
reserve, at the National Hotel Livery Stables, the very exten-
sive and valuable stock of Carriages, Barouches, &c. with tihe
fine harness and saddle II.c.ses belonging to the above estab-
Handsome close Carriages and Coachees, with harness
Do brass and silver mounted Barouches, with do
Do light buggy \Vagon, with do
Five pairs of well broken harness Horses, in good condition,
anrl have ben carefully used. Amongst these are pairs ofband-
aome maith Horses, with several valuable saddle Horses.
Alno, Saddbl sand Bridles, stable furniture, &c.
Tile carriages andti baronshes are in first-rateo order, built itn
the m,m.t modern style, and of tile best workmanship anid mate-
Trerum of sale : Catstli for all suing of and under $100; over
$l00, and not exceeding (200, i60 days; over 8200, 90 days
credit, for notes satisfactorily endorsed, hearing interest.
Any OtO desiroua of making a purchase of the above it o0e
entire lot, or a part titereaf, has an opportunity of doing so at
private samle previous to tihe 1st of April.
mar 2.5-d&cptB EDWARD DYER, Auct.
ALE O HOUSEHOLD itURNITUE.-Oum
Monday net., :3d of April, at 11 o'clock A.M. I shall
sell, at the dwelling next to S. R. Hobble's, EB'l on 1tl street,
nortli of P treat, the Household Furniture of a lIdy raminoving
from the city; amongst which are
IImdiloiimm sprintlg oait Sofi, Mahlogany Sidteboard,
Gilt Maitlel Gits ittnd ornarmehta
fliot Sotl atnd Winoder Chairs, Iltgrain Carpels & Rugs,
Hall mind Step CarpmeOs, (new,) Fhit brass Stop ltods,
Green Whisomw Blhihil, Best Hair Mattrunenes,
New emlxteail, Bitroaei, Andiron, Tongs nd Shovels,
Fenders, Chalimber Tables &c. &c.
ilotary 4...,tm,,,. '-.,c end appntrtensnce,
Kitlheln It, ml .. '
f t Tlic bove ]eirniturea has been only a short time in use,
atd hm teen well kept.
icir 27---dts EDW. DYER, Auctioneer.
W M M MIT- tPIRHRSON, Attorney at Law and
V Geinetral I danlI Agent,Mclcnt, Arkiansas, offers
Iis tvervIe,-'s fr thii puroImi bitr sI ale. of lands, pibymntit of taxes,
&e. &o. iti ArlutmIanisi d thO hnto Indian purelts hi Missiissippi.
'..l.. It the himiedliato vianiy ,if` the Militsry LaindA in Ar-
katismssj Io will ati tany tiin fitrnish infioriii ion concerning
Prfessmionl busNineis i promptly attended to.
Bh Run rTO
Chief JIsti(f. lSiberfoon, Lexington, )
Hou. C. Alian, W -inhelotir, Kientucky.
Jolhn J. Maislitll, alZ0,1 lsuisville, 5
Griffen & Whieto n, New Y k
E. U. Berryman, MiA., Ya
Win. B. Hie2lkell, ES,, I'hiladelplia.
Tinomas Paul, Es1. Whmeling, Virginia.
Col. Win. Chirisly, New Orlians.
J, B. Thirasher, Esq., Port Gibson, Misslusiippl.
Col. A. FPowler, Little Roclk.
1,POl SALI, len l thouand acres of choice Cnltion Lind in
toriu'sljized tracts, situated in Alkansas tid Miila ssi ppit s, tie
orf l iin ear the Mississippi river. Also, 30 Lots in lthu town l
Helena. se 14-i-win
71 Ftw S ty iti Union,, noxv anad (tarever, one and
TUESDAY, MARCH 2S, 1837.
LATEST FROM FLORIDA.
The news from Florida is not by any means of
as favorable a complexion as that lately received.
The following is an extract of a Letter receiv-
ed by tihe Editor of the Charleston Courier from
St. Augusline, under date of March 17:
An express arrived here from Gen. JEsuP this morn-
ing, bringing despatches as late as the 12th of March. We
understand ihe is not so sanguine as to the result of the
treaty lately entered into with the Chiefs, as would appear
from the letters published in our last. He expresses doubts
as to the ability of the Chief's to govern their people, andti
particularly their young men. And he also doubts the faith
of Philip, Chief of the Topkoliky Indians. Philip has a
force of about 400 neni."
Information also reached Charleston, on the
20th, by Captain Southwick, from St. Augustine,
that a few moments before his leaving that place,
an express arrived from Picolata, dated the same
morning, (18th inst.) which stated that the In-
dians attacked that place the previous night and
were beaten off-ftrther Capt. S. could not learn,
but this can be relied on. The bugle was sound-
ing as theMills was leaving the harbor; it was said,
for Capt.Hanson's company to muster and march
forthwith to Picolata, or in that direction. Cap-
tain S. did not understand what the result was,
only that the Indians were beaten off, they car-
rying with then some horses.
From Volusia we learn, (says the Charleston
Courier,) that orders had been sent to Col. FAN-
NING, by Gen. JESUP, that in case he should re-
ceive no orders from the latter to the contrary
by the 7th, he should again take the field. In
consequence of these instructions, Col. Fan-
ning, with his command of about 500 men,
marched on the 8th for Lake Monroe.
FROM NEW ORLEANS.,
The slips due at this office by the Express
Mail from the South came to hand, in part, by
the regular (irregular) mail papers received from
the Post Office yesterday morning. They were
of the date of the 17th and 18th instant. The
following is the latest allusion that we perceive
in them to the commercial embarrassments in
that city :"
OFFICE Op TiHE TauE AMEHICAN,
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1837.
We have nothing now to communicate relative to the
money market. Situated as we are, no great change either
for better or worse can take place without predisposing
causes from New York. We are so subject to the influ-
ences of the state of the money market in that great empo-
rium, that we can scarcely hope for any independent action
in our own monetary concerns. Cotton has declined from
I to 1 cent. The causes of this depression must be found
in the derangements occasioned by the late suspensions.
In truth, cotton has always been held in this city too near
the Liverpool prices for doing a safe business. No one
could enter the market but the heaviest capitalists at such
rates, and hence the tendency to a monopoly. But the
time is coming, rapidly, that the transactions in cotton must
be open to competition, and the trade will then be restored
to a healthful condition. The sales recorded by the board
of brokers, to-day, are only 112 bales of Mississippi at 12h
cents. Large quantities are arriving, as will be seen by
reference to our statement.
NATIONAL CIVILITIES.-The following is an
extract from a letter from an officer of the U. S.
ship John Adams. The action recorded, and
the note from the Captain of the English ship
relieved in the hour of peril, are both creditable
to the parties concerned :
Extractfrom a letter of an officer on board the Eited Stlates
ship John Adams.
MALAGA, January 11, 1837.
On the 2d, it commenced blowing from the east at about
one in the morning, and continued until four in the after-
noon, when it became a complete hurricane. We had as
much as we could do to take care of our fine ship. We
sent down every thing to our lower masts, and we receiv-
ed but very trifling injury. There were three English
men of war here ; one arrived the night before the gale.
She had to cut away all her masts, and is otherwise injured.
One of the others lihad to heave over all her guns, and was
about cutting away her masts, when tile gale abated. The
other, the largest of the three, lost her rudder, besides re-
ceiving .farther damage. Six rmerchantmen were wrecked,
but none of them Americans. Our captain sent his largest
boat to the assistance of theship that was dismasted, and
succeeded in getting one of her cables on shore, which was
of great service to her. The following is a copy of a let-
ter received from Lord Ingestrie, who commanded the larg-
est ship: -
H. B. M. StIp TYRE, MALAcA, Jan. 5, 1837.
SiR : It is with infinite pleasure that I, in the name of
the ships of his Britannic Majesty in this port, return to
you, your officers, and ship's company, our best thanks for
the, kind ani cheerful assistance you were so good as to
giye us during our critical position in the late gale. Ihave
to request that you will have the goodness to make this
communication to those under your command.
I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient, humble
servant, INGESTRIE, Captain.
To Captain SILasH. ST'RINGIInAM,
U. S. Corvette John Adams.
The Democracy of the Senate [of VIRGINIA]
have stricken from the Preamble to the Resolu-
tions censuring Mr. LEIoG, the sentence the
voice of the People is the voice of God." This
is a specimen of exceeding modesty and conde-
scension on the part of the wise men who sit in
the upper chamnber.-Whig.
PROM THE SAC.EM (MASS.) REGISTER.
S'eamen's Hospital Tax,-The Fall River Pa-
triot says :
A statement is going the rounds of the newspapers,
that the Hospital Tax is repealed for one year, and that
an appropriation of $150,000 has been made to sustain tihe
Marine Hospitals during that period. We are inclined to
doubt this; if our recollection serves us, the clause touch-
ing the hospital money was lost by the carrying of the pre-
The Editor of the Patriot is mistaken; an amendment
to theli Harbor Bill, suspendinig the payment of the Hospi-
tal Tax for one year, andi appropriating $150,000 to sustain
the Marine Hospitals during that period, was moved by
our representative, (Hon. S. C. Pn.tielPS) atud was carried,
Provided, That from and after the first day of April
next, all laws enacted, whereby seamen are required to
pay twenty cents a month, or their employers arc required
to retain that sumni out of their wages, to crea. e a fund for
Ithe sick rttd disabled senitien, shall be suspended for one
year, during which no such exaction shall be made; and
that, illtemuad of said tax, they're be appropriated, out of any
money in the Treasury nuot otherwise appropriated, the
sum of one hundred and filly thousand dollars, to be dis-
bursed ill the same maniur as the sum above mentioned."
We trust that at the next session of Congress this tax
will be repealed ; and we mgree with the Editor ofthe Pa-
triot, that with such an overflowing Treasury, it would
seem that our Marine Hosp'tals might be supported with-
out the collection of twenty cents a month fron-our hardy
and generous hearted soamen, especially since a large por-
tion of them robust personally ever be beyond its beneficial
We take from the'New York Daily Express the
following Extract of a Letter from a Mexican in
Tampico, to William Kidd, Esq. of the Mer-
chants' Exchange, New Orleans, Ithe contents
of which are said to be !he'ievt'd tbe entirely
true by those actually acquainted with the state
of affairs in Mexico :"
"Dear Sir: Notwithstanding the nonsensical rant in
the American papers concerning this country, and the ex-
pedition destined to operate against the Texans, you should
know that the Mexicans and the Government areresolved
to make Texas enter into its duty, and they will do so.
Every thing is now ready for the march of the troops,
which are composed of 6,000 infantry and 1,200 cavalry,
with their corresponding artillery; and the command is
confided to General Bustamente, well known for his valor
anti patriotisam. Although with a great trouble, therechave
been equipped four brigs, three schooners, and eleven gun-
boats; and there are expected daily from Jamaica two good
steamboats and one brig, under the command of William
McKenzie, who served with Commodore Porter in the
war of independence. As soon as these vessels arrive,
about 1,000 men will be embarked to operate by sea against
Galveston, and the other troops will go by land, to unite
with them, under the command of Bustamente. The ar-
'rival of Santa Anna will not change,, in the least degree,
the'aspect of things in Texas, because he has agreed with
Bustamiente and our Government; and I repeat that the
expedition will start about the middle of March, if not
We find in another New York paper the fol-
lowing Letter, which appears to have been copied
frotn the Government paper in the city of Mexico:
LETTER R OM COL. ALMIONTE.
To his Excellency General Don Jos6 Maria Tornct:
Vera Cruz, Feb. 20, 1837. Much esteemed Friend:
I improve the few moments afforded me by the express
which is going to set out, to inform you that, through the
favor of Divine Providence, we have got out of the claws
of the banditti of Texas, and of their SYMPATHIZING friends.
We shall soon see each other, and you shall know our
long chain of sufferings.
I beg you to forward immediately the annexed to my
house, and send me, if you can, the answer to Manga de
The President [Santa Atna] comes sick, and "will not
be able, I think, to recover for many days.
Your very affectionate friend,
JUAN N. ALMONTE.
Licut, Col. FosTER, of the United States Army, arrived
at New Orleans on the 15th inst., from Tampa Bay, with
intelligence that the war with the Seminoles was (as be-
lieved) brought to a close. Col. F., with another officer,
accompanied by two private soldiers, travelled more than
one hundred miles through the midst of tlihe Indian coun-
try, oil their way to Tampa Bay, without being molested.
NnoRFOLK, SUNDAY, MARCH 26-2 P.M.
Awful Coif'laglraton it IVashinmg/on, N. Carolina.-We
have verbal accounts of a desolating conflagration in the
town of Washington, North Carolina, which broke out on
Monday night last, and destroyed sixty-fobur houses;
but our information does not extend to particulars. The
fire, it is said, originated in a turpentine distillery, and
swept away the entire business part of the town. A vast
quantity of naval stores was destroyed.
Supposed Loss of another Emigrant Vesscl.-There
was a rumor in Liverpool when the packet ship North
America sailed, of the loss of the British barque Jane &
Margaret, bound from Liverpool to New York with 188
passengers, on the Irish coast, near Arklow. An Irish
trader, which arrived at Liverpool on the 17th February,
reported that, when off Arklow, she picked up some cases
of goods, the marks of which were found to correspond,
with some goods shipped by the above vessel.
We understand that the family of the illustrious MAnt-
soN are preparing for the press five or six volumes of his
MSS. One volume is to be devoted to Constitutional Doc-
trines, and the others to his interesting Correspondence.
These are, of course, exclusive of his Reports of the old
Congress and of the Federal Convention, for the purchase
of which the last Congress have appropriated $30,000.-
A LAUNCH EXTRAORDINARY.-A SHIP
FROM THE COUNTRY.
A correspondent of the Ellsworth (Maine) Radical, un-
der date of Blue Hill, March 17, 1837," gives an inter-
esting.account of the launching of a vessel as follows :.
On Wednesday of last week, the 8th instant, we wit-
nessed with considerable interest what seblom occurs in
this country, and never was before seen in this place-a
ship coming out of the country .on dry land. A vessel of
seventy-two tons burthen, built by a number of the farm-
ers of this town, at the distance of three and a half miles
from salt water, was moved by the power of men and oxen
into her destined element.
At the time appointed about 60 yokes of oxen and from
400 to 500 men and boys appeared on the spot. The ves-
sel was placed upon a sled made for thi purpose, about 30
Feet in length and 8 feet in breadth. To this sled the oxen
were attacTied by means of two chain cables, and arrang-
ed in two divisions so as to draw side by side. Two haw-
sers wore attached to the quarters of the vessel, on either.
side. By these a crowd of men drew with no little power,
either forward or aft, as their power was needed to aid the
oxen in going ahead," or to nullify their power in de-
scending hills. Two ropes were also attached to the bow-
spfit, by means of which 20 or 30 men on each side guided
her with ease.
At a little past 9 o'clock A. M. all was ready, and the
word given to proceed. Some little difficulty occurred at
the outset, but soon all was in order, and moving forward
with great regularity and ease. In descending some ofrthe
sharpest hills, it was deemed expedient to place a part of
the team iu thea roar to prevent too rapid a descent, so that
for the greater part of the distance she was drawn by'30
yokes of oxen, together with thie aid afforded bly the men.
The whole eompauy dliued on the road, anil the oxen were
bailed, which necessarily took' up considerable time ; but
still, in six hours from the hirst move, she was safely landed
on the ice some distance from the wharf: not thie slightest
accident occurred, nor was the least disorder witnessed
during the day.
Tothose who never witnessed the like, their sight must
have been one of no ordinary interest. To sece a vessel of
such size and weight, preceded by a team so long, accom-
panied by such a crowd of men, admi all in perfect order,
moving slowly forward with majesty and ease, traversing
hills and valleys, passing through woodlands and open
plains, plunging through snow drifts aisd skating upon the
ice, still holding her course onwards towrnls the sea, had,
indeed, quite aim air of -tha sublime.
hIt is p roper to remark that this vessel lias been built and
hatlod without the aid (or, to speak more accurately, with-
out the hindrance) of spirits. This accounts for the per-
feet order whiich prevailed at the hauling, and the safety
and despatch with which it was accomplished.
A TRICK.-A fellow exhibited, in Vienna, a young girl
stained with walnut juice, as a veritable wild Esaquinmaux!
Upon the deception being discovered, he was imprisoned,
as he deserved to be.
WHEELIG, MARCH 23.
SUDDENo DATII.-JOHN C. GRAY, frmni Boston, arrived here
on thIe 2d iainut, mand took lodgings at thle Virginia Hotel. It
was shortly ascertained that hlie ws a hypochondriac of le most
untiiHrtn te aundi pitliablle ktind--ollen iinlgining htimselfseritun-
ly afflicted in various' -h,:.Il .1 ....1 often ludicrous ways-somne-
times Ithat i e was it ....I.. ...i i -- and the least touch would
breuk him;at other times that hlie wns snow, id lthe fire would
melt himin. He ot.en applied to a drug store for medicine, andi
on Monday lie procured an ounce of opium, a part of which lie
took. Promn that time, lie bamine languid, though lie did not
go to sleep until late in the evening. On Tuesday morning, he
was found dead in Ilss bed. A coroner's jury was summoned,
adl evidanec ltaon. Those acquanted wi ll him express the
opinion that hlie did not take the opimn in the belief thatit would
kill iln. h-is i:manners in lucid intervals, and his general ap-
pearance, evinced a good education and respectability. We nu-
detrtand his relations in Boston are wealthy and respected.
We have before us (says the Political Arena)
the official Army Register for 1837. It presents
a frightful list of casualties in the Army since
the publication of th last Register, viz.
C.lonels 2, Captains'20, Ist Lieutenants 40, 2d Lieu-
tenauts 37, Brevet 2d Lieutenants 13, Staff 3-Total re-
Lieutenant Colonel 1, C;ptain 1, 1st Lieutenants 3, 2d
Lieutenants 1, Brevet 2dl Lieutenants 1I-Total declin-
Lieutenant Colonels 2, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1,
Brevet Majors 5, Captains 9, 1st Lieutenants 7, 3d Lieu-
tenants 5, Brevet 2d Lieutenants 1, Medical Staff 3-To-
tal deaths, 33.
1st Licutetrant, 1.
Resignations 115, declined 7, dcaths 33, dismission 1-
MILITARY APPOINTMENTS BY THE EXE-
CUTIVE OF MARYLAND.
For tile 53d Regiment, Baltimore city, JoutN SPE.a NI-
cuor.AS, Colonel, vice Walker, resigned.
SAMUEL OwinGs H t.OFFMAN, Lieutenant Colonel of the
For the 4th Brigade, SAMUEL COE, Brigadier General,
vice Briscoe, resigned.
For the '2d division, JAMES SEWALL, Major General, vice
Forman, stricken off for not reporting.
For the 1st Brigade, ISRAEL D. MAULSBY, Brigadier Gen-
eral, vice Sewall, promoted.
For tbo-4th division, WILLIAM JAMESON, Major General,
vice Stansbury, stricken off for not reporting.
For the 11th Brigade, JosUA TAYLOR,t Brigadier Gene-
ral, vice Jameson, promoted.
For the 12th Brigade, WILn.t.M POTTERn, Brigadier Gen-
eral, vice Dickinson, resigned.
For the 1st Regiment, 1st Regimental Cavalry District,
JOHN MCPHERSON, Colonel, re-appointed with rank from
30th December, 1829, the date of a former commission.
WILLIAMt, McPHERSON, Lieutenant Colonel.
RICHARD JOHNSON, of William, Major, vice McPherson,
For the 2d Regiment, 1st Regimental Cavalry District,
Tnoaas -HOOK, Colonel, ro-apipointed with rank from 3d
February, 1827, the date of'a former commission.
JAMBs (C. 4Tr.s:E, Lieutenant Colonel, re-appoirited with
rank from 23d October, 1833, the date of a former commnis-
For the 2d Regimental Cavalry District, Jontx CONTEE,
Colonel, vice Winsor, declined.
THOMAs. G. PR.XTT, Lieutenant Colonel, vice Dunlop,
For the 3d Regimental Cavalry District, GEOEGE How-
ARD, Colonel, re-appointed with rank from the 14th Feb-
ruary, 1834, the date of former commission.
ALPREDn SEt.,MAN, Lieutenant Colonel, vice Cooke,
stricken off for not reporting.
For the 4th Regimental Cavalry District, DANIEL JENI-
ran, Colonel, vice Causin, moved away.
For the 6th Regimental Cavalry District, JosIUA C.
GtST, Colonel, vice Wilson, stricken off for not reporting.
SWILLIAM TAGART, Lieutenant Colonel, vice Gist, pro-
Forthec7th Regimen!al.Cavalry District, AQLILA BRowN,
Colonel, vice Rutledge, stricken off for not reporting.
CLEMENT BUTLER, Lieutenant Colonel, sice Brown, pro-
Extract of a letter to the Editor, dated
RoME, FEB. 2.-We have met here a considerable num-
ber of our countrymen, the most distinguished among
whom are Commodore Hull, Mr. Binney, and Mr. Tick-
ner-more distinguished, I can proudly say, in their res-
pective walks, than any other here. The English are not
as numerous as usual.
The Pope has forbidden the use of masks during the
carnival, because, as is said, he fears revolution. The
consequence is, the people are extremely sour. Many of
them make money by this folly, and most of them receive
great enjoyment. It is particularly a holiday to the priests,
who, in fantastic dresses and masked, give loose, during
the carnival, to any portion of the devil not driven out of
them-how much this is you can guess as well as I.
In consequence of the cholera at Naples; which has cut
off all intercourse between the Roman States and the
southern portion of Italy, and thereby much abridged the
little commerce these people have, as well as the influx of
foreigners, the people are suffering unusual distress from
want of food. They are indeed driveit to such extremi-
ties, that the bakers and victuallers cannot take round their
wares without a guard of soldiers, and this is not always a
sufficient defence, as there are daily instances of the guard
being disarmed after a scuffle, and the provisions -distri-
buted among the assailants.
The crowd of beggars and idlers about the streets sur-
prises and disgusts us more thanan n be conceived, parti-.
cularly when we refer this state of things, as we must do,
to bad government.
-They are handsome, sprightly, intelligent people, but in
ptofound ignorance, ant tiey are kept so design.,dly by
their Government. A different state of things would des-
troy this civil and religious cheat in a moment.
On visiting one of the churches, St. John Lateran, the
second in importance here, and looking over some ancient
books, for the offices of the church, I asked the attending
priest for the Bible. He said it was not in the church!
but was preserved in the consistory room. I asked him
when it was read io the people: "On the day of Petite-
cost," was his answer, some portions of it are read."
In fact, none but the learned are permitted to read the
Bible-which, moreover, is forbidden to be sold.
However, you know all these things as well as I, and
have seen them.. How I wish that all my countrymen
could be persuaded of the happy condition in which our
virtuous and wise forefathers, under the guidance of Divine
Providence, have placed them-that they might, uninflu-
enced by thle love of change or the arts of demagogues,
preserve in its purity the government which secures such
blessings to them.-N. Y. American.
TENACITY, oP i.PE op TiE AIt,'Lm TREi.-A medical
gentleman who has recently made a tour through several
of the Western States, related to us the following singular
instance, illustrative of the power of the apple-tree to sup-
port life out of the ground :
In tile mlionth of October, 1835, Mr. Alex. McCoy, liv-
ing near Columbus, Ohio, bought ofa nurseryman on Long
Island 100 apple trees; they were thlen packed up, ship-
ped via the great Eric canal and the lakes, to Cleveland,
Ohio. On arriving at that point, ilhe canal being frozen
up, the trees remained there until the later cnd.of March,
1836, when they \vere sent to Columbus, Ohio, by the
canal; they reached the latter place in the month of April
following. As it was presumed that thIe trees, whiich had
now been out of the ground six months, were all dead, or
their vital powers so far destroyed as to render their vege-
tating not only doubtful, but, as was supposed, hopeless,
the owner refused to receive them. In this situation they
remained till May, when the agent of the canal forwarded
them to their proprietor, who planted them out in his corn-
field, rich limestone land, and tended them with his corn.
At the period of planting, which was seven months from
thie time of their being taknu up, tise trees were partially
its leaf, and notwithstandintg all of these disadvantageous
circumstances, 98 of them lived, only 2 of the hundred
Nantucket is what the New Englanders call a froze
and thaw." The whole concern hlias been frozen as hard
as sea b biscuit tdring the whole winter, and his but just
shook off her icicles. The Inquirer thus discourses spring
A scarcity of nearly all thle necessary articles of consump-
tion has at lengtlli come upon us. The stalls in ourt markets
inuv louug heee swept eleam ; our tmef uad pork barrels are itt-
torly bereft.; time woodwhiimlingera have disposed of thme last
catstick ; there is scarcely any tling eatable or burnable to lIe
procured, even for money, thit all-commanding agent; time
clam, banks have suspended dliseutnts, the wild fowl alre extcr-
initiated, the very eels have wriggled into the value of sixpence
a pound, nnd we are still bl cked by ice, in a manner so ambi-
guous however, as neither to suffer navigation to,move, nor men
to travel on its surface. Here are 7000 mouths to be fed, and
as many bodies to be warmed. Vessels can iconme ad go, to
atntd t from Brant Point, nalthotglt earcraft still lies embodied in
the frozen docks. Oh! for a few cargoes of food and fire-
wood from Connecticut, Cape God, and all along shore !"
P IANO FORTES.-Just received, fmoir splendid Piano
F'ories, direct from one of thie best houses of Germany.
They are warranted, and will be sold on very accomuiiodaling
terms. Expected by first arrival fi'om Boston, fiur Piano Fortes
from the celebrated factory of Messrs. Gilbert & Co
moar 27-colmd&c (Alex. Gaz.)
THE EXPRESS MAILS.
From the SOUTH, by the Express rider last
evening, nothing at all received.
From the NORTH, a single slip from the office
of the New York Mercantile Advertiser, which
mentions the arrival of the fast-sailing ship Re-
publican, from Liverpool, whence she sailed on
the 25th of February. The news from the Con-
tinent, by her, is no hlter than has been hereto-
fore received. The following is the latest ac-
count of the state of the Cotton Market:
LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.
FRIDAY Ev,'tINo, February 24.-The very low business
transacted in American Cotton at the close of last week,
under he. continued pressure of money, attracted the at-
tention of buyers in the early part of this week; and from
ihe improved demannd upon the market on Monday and
Tuesday, it rallied to id. per lb. This advance has not,
however, since been maintained, and the market closes to-
day at only id to jd per lb. above our last quotations. In
Brazils little has been done, and this little is at rather low
rates. In Surats there is no change.
A letter from Liverpool of the 25th, referring
to the state of the Cotton Market as discourag-
ing, says : The alarm among bankers is great,
(we may say excessive,) and all capitalists 'are
endeavoring to pull in as hard as they can."
At Brown's, in this 'city, on Sunday, the-26th March,
by the Rev. Mr. Tippet, Mr. JOHN HARRISON
BUSH, to Miss HANNAH ELIZABETH GRAY,
both of Charles county, Md.
SHIP NEWS-Powr OF ALEXANDRIA.
Schooner Ringgold, WescotI, Newbcrn, .N. C.; shingles to
Schooner Flowers, Thompson, Newheborn, N. C.; shingles to
Schooner Margaret, Marsdon, Richmond; coal to Wash-
Schooner Washington, Rice, New York.
W ASH.INGTON LIB1AARY.-The Stockholders of
the, Washington Library will take notice 'that "i elec-
lion oF seven Directors will be held at the Library rooms on theli
first Mionday (3d day) of April next. Polls to be open from 3
o'clock to 6 o'clozlk P. M.
JOHN SESSFOnD, EDWAlRD IGLE, and LAMBERT TtEE have
been appointed Judges of Election.
No Stockholder will be allowed to vote whoshallbe in arrears
to the institution. By order of the Board.
1 0. 0. I} -The members of Washington Lodge,
No. 6, are requested to attend a meeting of the Lodge at th-Air
Hall on C street, for the purpose of electing officers for the en-
suing quarter, on Tuesday evening, March 28.
mar 28 JOS. SMITH, Secretary.
E ASTER BALL.--Carusi's Assembly Rooms.-
L. CARUSI respectfully gives notice that his large Sa-
loon will be prepared fr .the reception of visitors on Tuesday,
the 28th instant, being his Eighth Cotillion Party for the sea.
son. Those wishing to enjoy the festivity can purchase tickers
(at S1 each) at the Saoon, and at the door on the eveningof the
Ball. (Globe) mar 21-cotd
Raiiroad.-On anil after Saturday next,
the t.t of April, the hours of departure of
the evening train of Passenger Cars from
Baltimore andl Washington, respectively,
will be as follows, viz.
FROM, BALTIMORE FOR WASHINGTON,
At half past-4 o'clock P. M., instead of quarter past 3 o'clock
P. M., as at present.
FROM WASHINGTON FOR BALTIMORE,
At three-quarters past 4 o'clock P. M., instead ofhalf past 3
o'clock P. M., as at present.
mar 28 (Glo. Reformer, Met. & Alex. Gas.)
OARDiIN.G.-Mrs. C. WOLFENDEN, on Pennsylva-
.nia avenue, directly opposite Todd's drug store, having
put her house in complete order, would be pleased to receive a
fbw summer boarders. (Globe) mar 28-eolw
A N EXCELLENT CARRIAGE and HORSES
SFor Sale.-On Tuesduy afternoon 28th instant, at 5
o'clock, in front of Brown's Hotel, I shall sell at auction, (if not
previously sold at private sale,) a very handsome Carriage, with
harness brass nmounted made in a superior manner to order, in
the latest fashion. With a pair of very fine, active, and well-
broken Bay Horses, 7 years old. EDWARD DYER,
mar 27- 2E Auctioneer.
W E want immediately a good Salesman. One who is sc-
q quainted with the citizens of this place would be pre-
ferred. BRADLEY & CATLETT.
war 28-3taw2w (Globe)
SALT AIF'lOAT.-30,000 bushels of St.. Ubes Salt, the
cargoes of the ships John Marshall and Maryland, for sale by
HENRY DAINGERFIELD, ,
mar 20-dlw Alexandria.
ALUABL[E PROPERTY F'OR SALE.-Tho
slsubscriber, being deterinied to remove to t he West, will
sell all of his Real Estate-his Tavern Stand, in Rockville,
Montgomery county, Mdrl., known as the FARMERS' HOTEL.
The house is two stories high, built of brick, 40 feet front, 37
feet deep, back wing 40 feet-a well with a pump in itofexcel.
lent water in the yard. Stable 36 feet by 40, with two sheds o?
10 feet each. Also, a first-rate garden. This property is very
desirable, it being located on the north side of the public square,
and fronting the Court-.house, and one of the best stands in
Also, a lot of land containing 1| acres, with a building
ilireon. The house is a new one, 18 feet by 24, one and a half
itiries high, and built of the best materials, and tlhe land is in a
high state of cultivation, and well set in grass.
Also, a lot of ground lying ini tlie forks of the roads leading to
Washington nnd Georgetown, near the Ranan Catholic Church,
rontaining about 2 acres. This land, being in a high state of
cultivation, and well set in grass, would be an excellent situa-
tion for a butcher or gardener.
Any person wishing to purchase the above described property
or any part of it, can be shown the same by calling oni the sub-
scriber, at the Farmers' Hotel, Rockville, Montgomery county,
Maryland. F. KIDWELL.
N. B. Persons indebted to the subscriber will call and settle
their accounts immediately. F. K.
fetb tI-cptnmar3 I
A CtLASSICAL TEACHER WANTING AN
ESTABLISHMENT.-The-advertiser, a graduate
of Trinity College, Dublin, a married iman, upwards of 40 years
orf age, wio has had more than twenty years' experience in clas-
sical instruction in the United States, and has.been Principalof
several academies in Virginia, wishes to obtain a situation in a
respectable seminary, in which hIis attention will be confined
exclusively to instruction in thie Greek and Roman languages
and literature. A liberal salary will be expected, anti satisfac-
tory testinonials of ability and moral character will be given
from some of ths most distinguished characters in the Union.
A healthy locatiot- in the State of Maryland, in the rneighbor-
hood of WVashington or Baltimore, will be preferred; but if suf-
ficient inducement is held out, the advertiser would move to
Charleston, South Carolina. His present engagement will'Fter-
minate in a few months, and hlie wishes to make his arrange-
nlents for a change as early as possible. Address, by mail, to
Q, teacher, Richlmond, Virginia. mar 9-eolm
TOTICE TO EMIGRANTS.-The subscriber, be-
.'I ing connected with the Pit'sburg lines ofsplendid Steam
Packets to Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis, in
forms emigrauts froi-n Europe and the Eastern States, going
West, also those bound to Texas for the purpose of locating
themselves or colonizing on the lands belonging to the Colorado
or Red River Laud Cotipany, that lie lias made arrangement.
fir their reception immPediately on their arrival at his STiamboat
Stores, Water street, Wheeling, from whence they can be sent
on board without delay, subject to no charge whatever for ser-
vices rendered by the subscriber.
This arrangement is made in consequence of the difficulties
encountered in notbeing enabled to obtain mshelter-for themselve-
or a depot for their goods.
Editors in England, Ireland, and the ports ofembarkation if-
Germany, will pllromnote the interests of their countrymen by
inserting this notice. JOB STANBERY,
feb 2.3-eonlt .V Wheeling, Virginia.
N. B. 'Those bound to Texas will please call on Win. Bryan,
No. 36, Old Levee street, New Orleans.
JOTICE.-Tne subscriber wishes to exchange some va-
-L Inable LANDS in Louisiana, say 2000 acres, for Negroes.
The land is well adapwtd to the cultivation of cotton or sugar."
lie is also desirous to enter r into partnership, for the purpose of
cultivating cotton or stirar, with any one owning slaves vwh
nay wish to embark in that lucrative branch of iotdstry. For
fltrther information apply to G. WATTERSTON, Washington,
or to GEORGE W. WATTERSTON,
lmar 18-2naw4w New Orleans.
-rOTICE.-The C olaictorshipslor tle Washingto National
SMomnumtent Sociev in the following Statesand Territorie%
viz. New Hampshire, Rhode slalnid, Vermont, Maryland, Flored
da, South Carolina, Arkansas, louisiana, and Alabama, are at
present vacant. Persons desirous to act will make applientioO
to the subscriber, post paid. GEO. WATTERSTON.
mar 13--3wlaw Secretary.
NAVY COMMISSIONEiS' OFFICE,
MARCH 18, 1837. 5
"L IVE OAK TIMBER.---Sealed offers, endorsed
Ofersfor Live Oakfor smallvessels," will be received
at this oilice until 3 o'clock P. M. of the first day of July next,
for the supply of Live Oak Timber as follows, viz.
No. 1. For the frame timber anld keelson pieces, and tihe
promiscuous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) to li e de-
livered at the Navy Yard, Charicstown, Malssachusetts.
No. 2. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and the pro-
miscuous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) anti one
smaller vessel, to be delivered at time Navy Yard, Brooklyn,
No. 3. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and promiscu-
ous timber for one smaller vessel, to be delivered at the Navy
No. 4. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and promiscu-
ous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) to be delivered at
the Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia.
No. 5. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and promiseu-
ous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) to be delivered at
the Navy Yard, Gosport, Virginia.
The quantity and dimensions of the promiscuouj timber for
each vessel of each class is aa follows :
For each loop of war, 1,500 cubic feet, which Must be sided
twelve incies, andl be from twelve to eighteen feet long; six of
the longest pieces to side sixteen inches.
For eactitsmull vessel, 800 cubic feet, which must be sided
eight inches, and be fironm ten to sixteen feet long; six of the
longest pieces to side twelve and a half inches.
A part ofthe promiscuous timber may be got to larger di-
mensions, provided thIe pieces will answerfor replacing defec-
tive hawse pieces, transonms, breast hooks, or other valuable
Separate offers must be made for cacrofthe preceding numn
hers, and each offer must embrace all the timber that is called
for by the number to which it refers ; the prices asked per cubic
foot must be stated separately for each and every class of vessels
embraced in the offer, and for the promiscuous timber of each,
*class separately from the other; all of which other is coiTsidered
The whole to be delivered before the first day of July, 1838,
and as much sooner as practicable.
The said Live Oak Timber must have grown within twenty-
five miles ofthe acabord, (which must be proven to the sutisfac-
tion of the respective cuommnfidants,) must be got out by the
moulds and written directions and specifications of dimensions,
&d. which will be furnished fo contractors fbrtheir government;
and must be free from all injuries and defects which may impair
the good quality of the said timber for the purposes-for which it is
required by contract, and be, in all respects, satisfactory to thee
commandants of the respective navy yards where it is delivered.
Bonds, with two good and responsible sureties, whoseb
names must be forwarded with the offers,) in the amountof one-
third the estimated value ofthe timber to be furnished under
the respective contracts, will be required; and, as collateralse-
curity for the faithful compliance with the terms, stipulations,
and conditions of the said contracts, ten per centum will lie re-
served from the actual amount of each payment which may he
made, from time to time, within thirty days after bills shall be i
duly approved and presented to the Navy Agents, until the said
contracts are completed and closed ; which reservations respec-
lively will be forfeited to the use and benefit of the United
States, in the event of failures to deliver the timber within the
respective periods prescribed by the contracts.
The moulds will be furnished to the contractors at one of the
Navy Yards, Brooklyn, Gosport, or Philadelphia.
't To be published twice a week, until 15th June next, in
the National Intelligencer, Globe, Eastern Argus, New Haump- i
shire Gazette, Commnercial Gazette, Boston Morning Post, New
York Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton Emporiunn,
Pennsylvanian, American Sentinel, Richmond Enquirer, Nor- o
folk Herald, Raleigh Star, Charleston Patriot, Georgian, Pen-
sacola Gazette, Lrnisiana Advertiser, Mobile Register. N
OARDING.-Mrs. MOUNT, a few doors east of Mr.
Gadsby's Hotel, on Pennsylvania Avenue, is always pre-
pared f.r the reception nf boarders, either by the day, week,
month, or year. Citizens, as well as strangers, will find plea-
sant apartments, and comfortable accommodations, on thei
most moderate terns, arid she pledges herself to give every al -
tention. mar 16-co3t
PENSION AGENCY, CITY OF WASI-IIN'. -
TON.-NAVY PENSIONS.-The widow, or if no
widow, the children ofany officer,,seaman, or marine, who mn3
have died at any time and from any cause, while in the naval
service ofthe United States, is entitled ion pension, and Irom thbr
time of the death, a widow till her death or intermarriage, and
the children till the age of twenty-one years.. And in all such
cases, when a pension., has been granted that does not run back
to the death of the officer, seaman, or marine, arrears are due
on that account;, and when held tiy a child, five years' arrears
are now due or will become due, that is, from the former limita-
tion of sixteen years of age to lihe present extension oLticenty-
one years of age.
Anyofficer, seaman, or marine, who may at any time have
been disabled by wounds or injury while in the naval service, is
entitled to a pension front the dte of such wound or injury ;
and ifnot heretofore pensioned to that extent, is now entitled ti.
arrears on that account.
S Those having failed to make application, those having
applied and not succeeded, and those having obtained a pension
that does notrun back to the death or disability (as the case may
be) or, if a child, was restricted to the age of sixteen years,
should lose no time in ascertaining their right.
The undersigned having devoted much attention to this sub-
ject, and being now prepared to make his efforts beneficial to
claimants, invites them to transmit to him, forthwith, (post paid,)
a brief sketch of their ca-e, with a full power to adjust and re-
ceive in all cases of arrears in which a pension has been grant
ed, which shall have instant attention.
The undersigned, being wil known, deems it only necessary
to refer to members of Congress generally.
JAMES II. CAUSTEN,
mar 11-d4l&law4w Washington City.
The Daily Advertiser, Portland, Maine, Portsmouth Jour-
nal, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Boston Courier, Boston, Mas-
sachusetts, Now York American, New York, Poulson's Daily
Advertiser, Philadelphia, Baltimore Patriot, Norfolk Herald,
anti Charleston (S. C.) Courier, will copy the above, and send
accounts as above.
F O TH-E TRUSTEES OF THE ROCKVILLE
ACADEMY : GENTLEMEN : At this early date I re-
spectfully apprize you of my wish to dispense with the scholastic
portion of my labors, and my intention to resign the office o!
Prin ipal of the Rockville Academy on the 14th uf-April next,
which day will terminate a connexion with you, as a Boiid, for
-fifteen. years. In the anticipation of surrendering into your
hands the trust confided to me, I assure you, gentlemen, I have
great pleasure in the recollection that, during this-whole period,
no circumstance has ever occurred to interrupt, for a moment,
the harmony and friend.shipsubsisting between us. It is, more-
over, very gratifying to me, soon about to retire, to leave the
academy in a-highly prosperous condition, having nearly one
hundred pupils, witlihtwo competent, faithful, and effthcient teach-
ers in the Mathematicaland English departments. In the hope
that, under the direction of Divine Providence, you will be able
to select a Principal possessing the necessary qualifications and
weight of character for the highly responsible office, and with
my best wishes for the lasting prosperityof the institution under
I am, with sincere regard, your obedient servant,
Rockville, Jan. 14, 1l37.
As it will be seen from the foregoing communication to the
trustees of the Rockville Academy, that the Principal, the Rev.
-John Mimes, lihas resigned thle office of Principal in that institu-
tion, a vacancy, therefore, has occurred; and the trustees wish
to engago a gentleman of high moral character, who can teach
Greek, Latin, the higher branches of Mathematics, Moral and
Natural Philosophy, and Geography, and who is thoroughly ac-
quainted with the duties of an academy. To such a one, the
-salary will be four hundred dollars per annum from the State of
Maryland, and the privilege of taking thirty-five scholars, each
of whom will pay twenty dollars a year for tuition. The trus-
tees would state that few villages hold out more inducements for
an academy than Rockville, The health of the place is not ex-
celled by any in the State, and the society is as good as that of
any village in the Union.
The undersigned committee will receive applications for the
situation of Principal until Wednesday, the 22d day of March
next, when an examination and election will take place. It is
expected that the Principal elect will enter upon his duties on
Monday, the 17thof April. All applications must be accompa-
nied with testimonials of character.
JOSEPH II. JONES, )
JOHN COOK, Committee.
SAMUEL C. VEIRS,
P. S. Communications must be post paid.
AGENCY AT WASHINGTON.-JAMES H.CAUS
TEN, (late of Baltimore,) having made this city his pernma-
nentre.idence,andlocated hisdwellingandoffice directlyopposite
to th e Department of State, will undertake, with his accustomed
zeal and diligence,.the settlement of claims generally; and
more particularly claims before Congress, against the United
States, or the several Departments thereof, and before any board
onf commissioners that may be raised for the adjustment of spo-
liation or other claims. He has now in charge the entire class
arising out oi French apoliations prior to the year 1800 ;
with rererente to which, insaddition to a mass ofdocuments and
proofs in hic, possession, he has access to those in the archives
.f thle Government.
Claimants and pensioners on the Navy fund, &c. bounty
lands, return duties, &c. &c. and those requiriin life insurance,
can hav their business promptly attended to by letter, (post
paid,) ar d thus relieve themselves from an expensive and incon-
Having obtained ac commission of Notary Public, ihe is prepar-
ed to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents
or other papers. He has been so long engaged in the duties of
an agent, that it can only be necessary now to say that economy
and prompt intention shall be extended to all business confided
to his care; and that, to enable him to render his services and
facilities more efficacious, lie hlias become familiar with all the
forms of office. teb 26-ly
NAVY COMMiSSIONEi.ts' OFFrCE,
MARCH 18, 1837. s
L IVE OAK TIMBER.-Sealed proposals will be re-
ceived at this office until three o'clock P. M. of the 1st
day of July next, for the supply of Live Oak Titmher, as fol-
No. 1. For the frame timber, beam and keels-on pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which mny be directed, obr one ship
of the line, one frigate, tvwo sloops of war, (one of .h1. 1. .,
and onn e smaller vessel ; to be-delivered at the -,. A .',.
near Portsmouth, N. H.
No. 2. For the frame timber, beam and keel-on pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may Ibe directed, for cne ship
of the line, one frigate, and one steamer: tt. be delivered at the
NVary Yard at Charlestown, Massachuscttls.
No. 3. For the fame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which nmay be directed, for one ship
of the line, one sloop, of war, large class, oe small vessel and
one steamer: to be delivered atthe Navy Yard, Charlestown,
No. 4. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for one ship
of thie line, one frig ate, an one leamaier : to be delivered at thie
Navy Yard, Brooklyn, V. Y.
No. 5. For the frame timriber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for oneshipl
of the line, one sloop of war, large class, and one sl eauer : toba
delivered at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y.
No. 6. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber Ihich nmay be directed, for two
sloops of war, small class, and two steamers : to be delivered at
time Navy Yard at Philadelphia.
The quantity and dimensions of thIe promiscuous timber for
each vessel, of each class, is as follows:
For each ship of the linae 6,000 cubic feet; which must be
sided 15 inches, and be from 12 to 20 feet in length, six of the
longest pieces to side 22 inches.
For each frigate 3,000 cubic feet; which must be sided 15
inches, and be from 12 to 20 feet long, six of the longest pieces
to side 19 inches.
For each sloop of.war 1,500 cubic feet; which must be sided
12 inches, aid be from 12 to IS feet long, six of the longest pie-
ces to side 16 inches.
For each steamer 1,,500 cubic feet; which must be sided 15
inches, and be from 12 to 18 feet long, six of the longest pieces
to side 16 inches.
For each small vessel S00 cubic feet; lwhicli must be sided 8
inches, and he from 10 oto 16 feet long, six of the longest pieces
to side 121 inches.
A part ofthe promiscuous timber may be got to larger dimen-
sions, provided the pieces will answer for replacing defective
hawse pieces, transoms, breast liooksd, or other valuable pieces.
-Separate offers minust be made for each of lithe preceding nuntm-
bers ad eich offer must embrace all lthe limber that is called
for by the number to which it refers ; the prices asked per cu-
bic foot must be stated separately for ach mind every class of
vessels embraced in the offer, and for the promiscuous limber
of each class separately from the other; all of which other is
considered moulded timber.
At least one-fourth of the whole quantity of timber embraced
n each offer, comprising a fair proportion of the most valuable
pieces, must be delivered on or before, thel last of March, 1839;
one-halfof tlhe remainder on or before the last of March, 1340;
and the whole quantity on or before the last of March, 1841; and
if the above proportions shall not ba delivered at the respective
times above specified, the Commissioners of the Navy reserve to
themselves the right of cancelli:g any contract, in the execution
of which such failure may occur, and of entering into new con-
tracts, holding the original contractors and their sureties liable
for any excess of cost, and other damages, which may be thus
The said live oak timber'must have grown within twenty-five
miles of the seabord, (which must be proven to time satisfaction
if the respective Commandants,) must be got out by the moulds
mnd written directions, and specifications of dimensions, &c.
,which witl be furnished to the contractors for their government,
and must be free from all injuries and defects which unay impair
the good quality of the sald timber for the purposes fur which it
is required by contract, and be in all respects satisfactory to the
Commandants of thie respective navy yards where it is deliv-
Bonds, with two good and responsible sureties (whose names
must be forwarded with the offers) in the amount of one-third
tho estimated value of the timber to be furnished under the res-
pective contracts, will he required; and, as collateral security
for the faithful compliance with the terms, stipulations, and con-
ditions of thie said contracts, ten per centum will be reserved
from the actual amount of edch payyment which may be made
from time to time, within thirty days after bills shall bhdily ap-
proved and presented to the Navy Agent, until the said con-
racts are completed and closed ; which reservations, respect-
vely, will be forfeited to the use and benefit of the United
States, in the event of failures to deliver the timber within the
respercive periods prescribed.
The moulds will be furnished to the contractors at ,me of the
navy yards, Brooklyn, Gosport, or Philadelphia.
To be published twice a week, umtil the 151h of June next, in
the National Intelligencei', Globe, Eastern Argus, New Hamp-
shire Gazette, Boeton Morning Post and Commercial Gazette,
New York Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton Empori-
nm, Pennsylvanian, American Sentinel, Richmond Enquirer,
Norfolk Herald, Raleigh Star, Charleston Patriot, Georgian,
Pensacola Gazette, Louisiana Advertiser, and Mobile Register.
EW &S BEAUTIFUL BOOKS just received.
The Pictorial Album, or Cabinet of Paintings ; containing
eleven designs, executed in oil colors, by G. Baxtei ; some-
thing new and very splendid.
Harding's Port Folio, containing 24 splendid colored plates.
Finden's Gallery of Graces, a series of 36 portrait illustra-
tions, in style similar to the Beauties of Byron.
For .-a!ce by GARRET ANDERSON,
mar 22-3t Penn. avenue, between llth and 12th sts.
N EW NOV ELS.-The Youthful Impostor, by G.W.M.
Traits and Trials of'Early Life, by L. E. L.
New supply of Pickwick Papers.
This day received and for sale by
mar 22-3t Penn. avenue, between I tIh and. 12th sts.
R. BIRD'S NEW NOVEL, Nick of the Woods, a
Tale of Kentucky, in 2 vols. just published, and this day
received, for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation among the
subscribers to the Waverly Circulating Library.
Also, new edition of Henrietta T'1 mple.
Life in Paris, or, The Rambles of Dick Wildfire, 2 vols.
Delicate Attentions, and other Tales, by Paul Pry.
rjHE SUBSCRIBERS HAVE JUST RECEIV-
The Nick of the Woods, or the Jibbenainosay; a tale of Ken-
tucky, by Dr. Bird ; in 2 vo!s.
Godolphin, a novel, second edition.
Traits and Trials of Early Life, by Miss Landon.
The Youthful Impostor, by G. W. Reynolds.
Life in Paris, or the Rambles and Sprers of Dick Wildfire.
Paul Pry's Delicate Attentions, and other Tales.
KENNEDY & ELLIOTT,
mar 22-3t In the Athenmium.
ft FOR RENT, the two-story Brick House in the
vicinity of the City Hall, now in the occupancy oh"
S Mr. John II. Noyes. The house is new and lately
been handsomely papered, has a carriage-house and stable at-
tached, and a neat yard with paved walks-rent $150. 'Pos-
session given immediately. Apply to
CHARLES II. WILTBERGER,
mar 16-eo6t City Hall.
W, HARF & WAREHOUSE FOR RENT.
S The subscriber wishes to rent his extensive Wharf
1 and Warehouse, on the Eastern Branch. It is well
calculated for the lumber, wood, coal, and grain business; like-
-wise for storing a large quantity of lime, there being ample ac-
commodation for the whole. The warehouse is two stories
high, 30 by 70 feet.
Any person wishing to go into the above business will doii,
well to examine the same. The rent will be made uncommon-
ly low. Possession may be had immediately.
mar 8-eo6w GRIFFITH COOMBE.
The Alexandria Gazette will please copy the above, and send
their account to G. C.
EDW NOVELS.-Just received from the publishers-
Nick of the Woods, or Jibbenainosay, a tale of Kentucky,
by the author of Calavar, the Infidel, &c.
Life in Paris, or the Rambles and Sprees of Dick Wildfiroe and
Paul Pry's Delicate Attentions, and other tales.
For sale at GARRET ANDERSON'S
Book, stationery, and fancystore, Penn. Avenue, between I Itli
and 12th streets. mar 22-3t
ENRIETTA TEMPLE, &c.-A new supply, with
The Fourth Way of Living-Living without Means, is
just received and for sale at
Book, stationery, and fancy store, Penn. Avenue, between
1 lth and 12lh streets. mar 22-3t
"ULWER'S AND MAIRRYATT'S WORKS-
L Hansomely bound in one and two volumes.
For sale at GAlrRETr ANDERSON'S
Book stationery, and fancy store, Penn. Avenue, between
I lth and 12th streets. mnar 22-3t
4-1ENE.AL AUSTIN'S MAP OF1 TEXAS, by
c Tanner, just published, (l 83i7,) is Ithe largest and most
perfect and correct Map of Texas in existence. This dayy re-
ceived, and for sale by
Smart 22 P. TAYLOR.
SKETCHES 01F5 TIlE LIFE' AND CHARAC-
Sterinof time Rev. Lemuel Huynas, A. MI. by T. M. Cooley,
D.D. wihli Introductory Remaiks, by Win'X 1. Spragiue, D. D.
Pridau:x's Coinexions, 2 vols. with imaps and plates.
Srumuns of tlhe Rev. James Saurin, from the last Loud n edi-I
tion, containing one hundmredl Sermons.
Just received, and for sale by -
mar 8 Penn. Avenue, between llthanud 12th sts.
NOTICE TO CLAIMANTS
Under the act entitled An. act to carry into effect a Conven-
tion between the United States and Spain."
OrFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS (under the above act,)
Washington, February 8, 1837.
"lP1E Board; having considered and disposed of all the- mc-
morials before it,'lias passed ihe following Orders:
1. Ordered, That all persons having claims to be presented
to this Board, memorials for which have not been filed with the
Secretary, or which, being filed, have not been received by the
Board at its present session, by reason of defects in the same,
do file memorials of their said claims with the Secretary, on or
before the 22d day of May next; after which day no new me-
morial will be received, unless upon good cause shown why ihe
same was not filed, as heretofore required; and that each of the
said memorials, so required to be filed, be prepared and verified
in conformity to th -orders of this Board, of the 30th dayi'of
2. Ordered, That the memorials which have been received
by the Board at its present session be set down on the 22d day
of May next for examination, upon the proofs filed with the Se-
cretary previously to that period ; and that all memorials that
shall hereafter be presented and received by the Board, shall
be set down at the expiration of three months thereafter, (unless
good cause be shown to the contrary,) for examioalion.
3. Ordered, That in the case of every memorial in which the
clahimant intends to submit an argument to thie Board, such ar-
gument shall be fied with tie Secretary before or on the day
his memorial shall be set down for examination; and no proof,
argomenil, or other document shall be received after the memo-
rial is set down bor examination, except by special leave of the
Board ; and no paper sshill be withdrawn after being filed, with-
out such leave.
And, that time may be allowed to claimants to prepare and file
their memorials, ais above directed, procure their proofs, and
prepare their cases bfor examination, it is further
Ordered, That when the Board shall adjourn to-day, it will
adjourn to meet again on the 22d day of May next.
LOUIS 1). HIENRY, Commnissioner.
By JOHN I. MUMFORD, Secretary.
g_ The following are thOe DOrDrs of the 30th July, 1836,
to which reference is made above :
Notice to claimants under the act entitled An act to carry into
effect a Convention between the United States and Spain. -
The Commissioner under the above act having this day
adopted the following Orders, they are published for the infer-
mation of claimants:
Ordered, That all persons having claims under the Conven-
tion between the United States and Spain, concluded at Madrid
on the 17th day of February, 1834, which are to be received.
by the Board, do file a memorial of the same with the Secretary
of this Board, to the end that they may hereafter be duly ex-
amined, and the validity and amount thereof be decided upon
according to the merits of the several cases, and the suitable
and authentic testimony concerning them which may be furnish-
ed in support thereof. The said memorial must be addressed to
this Board; it must set forth minutely and particularly the va-
rious facts and circumstances whence the right to prefer
such claim is derived ; it must be verified by the affidavit of
Anud, in order to prevent unnecessary delay, and to expedite
the business of this Board, it is further
Ordered, That all the proof necessary and sufficient to sup-
port the respective claims aforesaid be filed with the Secretary
of the Board at the time of filing the respective memorials
thereof, or on or before the first Monday of December next, to
which day this Board will adjourn.
And, in order that claimants may be informed of what is now
considered by the Coommnissioner as essential to be averred and
established before any such memorial can be received by this
Board, it is further
Orde-ed, That each claimant shall declare, in his said me-
mnorial for and in behalf of whom the said' claim is-preferred, and
whether the amount thereof, and of any part thereof, if allowed,
does now, and at the time when the said chaim arose, did be-
long solely and absolutely to the said claimant, or to any other,
anid, if any other, what person ; and in cases ofclaimspreferred
for the benefit of any other than the claimant, the memorial to
be exhibited must further set forth when, why, and by what
means, and for what consideration, such other hlias become en-
titled to the amount, or any part of the amount, of said claim.
The memorial required to be exhibited by all claimants must
also set forth and certainly declare whether the claimant, as well
as any other for whose benefit the claim is preferred, is now,
and at the time when the said claim arose, was a citizen of the
United States of America; where lie is now, and at the time
the said claim arose was, domiciliated ; and, if any, whatchange
of domiciliation-has since taken place.
The said memorial minust also set forth whether the claimant,
or any other who may have been at any time entitled to the
amount claimed, or any part thereof, hath ever received any,
and, ifany, what sum of money, or other equivalent or indem-
nification, by way of insurance or otherwise, for loss or injury
sustained, satisfaction for which is therein asked ; and, if any
such paymnent-or indemnification has been made, to set forth
when and from whom time same wasxreceived.
LOUIS D. HENRY, Comnmissioner.
By JOHN I. MUMFORD, Secretary.
4 All communications relative to claims under the above act
must be addressed to the Secretary, at Washington.
W ENDELL'S DIGEST of Cases decided and re-
ported in the Supreme Court of Judicature, and in the
Court for the correction of Errors, in the State of New York,
from May, 1828, to May, 1835, with Tables of the names of the
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correction of Errors, from the commencement of the Reports
in the State of New York, until January, 1835, by John L.
Wendell, Counsellor at Law, in 1 volume, is just published,
'and this day received for sale by
feb 13 F. TAYLOR.
In Prince George's county Court, as a Court of
Equity-February Term, 1837.
Mary Ann Mitchell and others.
T HE object of this suit is to obtain a decree for the convey-
ance of part of a tract of land called Mitchell's Adven-
ture." The original bill states that a certain Tilghman Mit-
chell, being seized in fee of a tract of land called Mitchell's
Adventure, conveyed the same unto a certain Thomas L. Mit-
chell, with power to dispose of it for his benefit; that said land
was patented to Tilghman, and held by him individually ; that
Singleton Mitchell having defrayed one-half of the expensesof
said patent, a deed for his part vwas executed by thesaid Thomas
to tlie said Singleton, with the consent of the said Tilghman ; .and
that Singleton hath since conveyed the same to a certain Hen-
ry Mitchell; that Tilghman and Thomas have sold the balance
of said land to a certain Mary Ann Prather, formerly Butler,
and executed a bond of conveyance-to her for the same ; that
Rather and wife have assigned the said bond to a certain Lib-
burn Mitchell, who hath since transferred the same to the said
Henry Mitchell; that thie whole of the purchase minoney for tihe
same has been paid by the said Hilenry, excepting $100, with
same interest for which the said Tilghman holds his single bill,
and which he is ready to pay when he can obtain title to tihe
said land. The supplemental bill e states te substance of the
original bill, and also that an decree was passed by Prince
George's county Court, at November term, 1836, against tihe
said Tilghman, for the conveyance of said land ; that, before
the said decree was rendered, the said Tilghman died, leaving
the following heirs, to wit: Mary Ann, wife of the said Tilgh-
man Mitchell, and Sarah Mitchell, Rebecca Mitchell, John Al-
exander Mitchell, Maria Ellen Mitchell, and Thomas Morti-
more Mitchell, minors under twenty-one years of age, and who
reside in thie State of Ohio. It is thereupon ordered by Prince
George's county Court, sitting as a Court of Equity, this 14th
day of February, 1837, that the complainant, by causing a copy
of this order to be inserted in some newspaper published in
WVashitgton city once a week for four successive weeks before
thie first Monday of April next, give notice to the said absent
defendants, Mary Ann Mitchell, Sarah Mitchell, Rebecca Mit-
chell, John Alexander Mitchell, Maria Ellen Mitchell, and
Thomas Mortimorc Mitchell, of thie object and substance of the
original and supplemental bill, and warn them to be and appear
in this Court, in person or by guardian, on or before the second
Monday in July next, to answer the premises, and show cause,
if any they have, why a decree should not pass as prayed.
True copy-Test; A. BEALL,
feb 21-w4w Clerk.
A ARON BURR.-Just received, and for sale,-a newsup-
ply of the Memoirs of Aaron Burr, by
Penn. Av. between 11th & 12thstreets.
SPLENDID ENGLISH BOOKS.--List Conti-
nued.-Just opened by F. TAYLOR-
Middiman's Views in Great Britain, I vol. quarto.
Life of Ali Pacha, illustrated with large colored plates, 1 vol.
Major's Cabinet Gallery of Pictures of the First Masters of
the English and Foreign Schools, 2 vols. filled with engravings,
with remarks by Allan Cunningham.
Stanfield's Coast Scenery of the British Channel.
English Spy, 2 volumes, filled with colored engravings.
Filtslhry's Holy Land, quarto engravings.
Italian Scenery, 1 large folio volumno of plates.
Nicholson on Masonry and Stone-cutting; plates.
Splendid Albums, with engraving-.
Naval Albumn, filled with nautical engravings.
Merigot's Views and Ruins in Rome ; large quarto volume,
with splendid colored engravings.
Naturalist's Library, containing beautifully colored plates of
various stilijects of natural history.
All for sale unusually low. mir 3
In Chliarles CouniLty Court, August Term, 1836.
N the matter of the petition of Leonard L. Robey and Delia,
his wife, ad others, for the cvOision of the real estate whereof
Edward Thomas died seized : Ordered by the Court that the
return ofthecommnissioness in this case be ratified and confirm-
ed, nless.causes to the contrary be shown by the third Monday
in March next:a Provided a copy of this order he inserted in
some newspaper published in the District of Columbia once in
each of three suncessice weeks before the third Monday in
March next, giving notice to the heirs absent out of the State of
Maryland of this order. EDMUND KEY.
True copy. Te l: JOHN BARNES,
feb 25-w3w Clerk Charles County Court.
EIGHT HUNDRED CORDS OF PINE WOOD.
NAVY AGENT'S OFFICE,
WASHINGTON, MARCH 18, 1837. 5
P ROPOSALS will be received at-this office until the Istday
of May next, for eight hundred cords of Pine Wood, to be
delivered at the Navy Yard in this city on or before the first day
of October next. The wood must be well-seasoned and of good
quality, and may be delivered from tiute to time as soon as the
contractor may think proper to deliver it.
Ten per centum will be withheld from the amount of each
delivery until the contract is fully complied with, in addition to
the bond and sureties given for the faithful performance of the
8.'- To be published three times a week in the National Intel-
ligencer, Globe, and Richmond Enquirer. mar 22
NAVY CommissoNErns' OFFICE,
M ARCHe 23, 1837;.
A SHI TIMBER.-Sealed proposals, endorsed Propo-
sals for Ash Timber,",will be received at this office un-
til 3 o'clock P.I I. o the first of May next, for furnishing at
the Navy Yard, VWashington, (onehialf by tihe first of Decem-
ber next, and the other half by the first of June, eighteen hun-
dred and thirty-eight, or as much earlier as the contractor may
choose,) twelve thousand cubic feet of' White Ash Timber, to
be of the following dimensions, viz..
The whole to bu in logs of from twelve to eighteen feet in
length ; one-fifth of the whole quantity to be sixteen inches
diameter; one-fifth twenty inches; one-fifilhtwenty-six inches;
one-fifth thirty inches ; and one-fifth thirty-six inches in di-
The whole must be perfectly sound and free from all defects,
suliject ito the inaspectionm and measurement of persons appointed
by the cominandantof the yard, and in all respects to his entire
Personas wishing to offer must offer for at least half the quan-
tity, and state the price asked per cubic foot.
Payments will be made within thirty days after the whole
quantity ics delivered, and approved bills presented to the Navy
Bonds, with two sureties in one-third-the estimated amount
of the contract, will be required for its faithful performance.
To be published twice a week till first of May next in the
National Intelligencer, Globe, Army and Navy Chronicle, New
York Times, Pennsylvanian, Baltimore Republican, Richmond
Enquirer, and Norfolk Beacon. mar 25
-UALUABLE PROPERTY IN GEORGE-,
I TOWN c-By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of
the District of Columbia, made in the case of Edson & Scott
against the administratrix and heirs at law of John Shaw, the
subscriber will sell, at public auction, on Friday, the'28th day
of April next, the following valuable real estate in Georgetown,
and District of Columbia, viz.
The large throo-story brick store and dwelling at the corner
of Market Space and Cherry street, with the lot of ground on
which it stands, measuring forty by forty-one feet, fronting on
the south side of the canal. Attention is particularly invited to
Also, two handsome two-story brick dwellings, fronting on
the east side of Potomac street, between Bridge and Prospect
streets. They are quite new, and will be sold separately, with
the ground attached.
Also, a lot of ground at the southeast corner of Water street
and Cecil alley, formerly the property of John McPherson, with
the frame buildings thereon. All this property will be sold free
of taxes and dower. The title is considered good.
Terms of sale : One-fifth of the purchase money is to be paid
in cash on the day of sale, or in five days thereafter ; the re-
sidue in three equal instalments, at six, twelve, and eighteen
months, with interest from the day of sale, the purchasers to
give their bonds, with approved security, for said instalments.
If the terms of sale be not complied with within ten days after
the day of sale, the Tiustee reserves to himself the right to re-
sell the property of the defaulting purchaser, at his risk and
cost, after a reasonable notice.
The sale will commence in front of the first mentioned house
and house and lot, at 4 o'clock P. M. and continue from lotto lot
until all has been sold.
E-UROPEAN AGENCY.-The undersigned intends
to leave Pittsburg on the 1st day of March next, and sail
from New York on thle 1st day of April, on an eighteenth tour
through every part of England, Scotland, and Ireland, as a Gene
ral Agent, for the purpose ofattending to such business as he
may be desirous of transacting. He intends to return to Pitts-
burg about the I st of December, 1837.
The agents and friends ofthe subscriber, and the Public, are
respectfully requested not to forward any documents or papers
relating to any claims or business, until the same is first explain-
ed and approved, after which, instructions will be given.
Money-remittances made as usual to France, Holland, Ger-
many, Switzerland, Italy, &c. &c. Every information connected
with the Agency may be obtained, by post paid letters, address-
ed to JAMES STUART,
jan 5-eoc&d20t European Agent, Pittsburg, Pa.
L LARGE MAP OF ILLINOIS-Nelwly publish-
ed.-Engraved from the Government surveys, on a
scale which covers six square feet, exhibiting the sections, &c.
and pointing out the woodland, prairies, marshes, bottom lands,
&c. &c. Also, the internal improvements, distance between
towns, post offices, &c. &c. in a style of perfection and accuracy
never attempted before with any of the Western States. Is
just received and for sale by F. TAYLOR, in a portable form,
for the pocket, at the Waverly Circulating Library, immedi-
ately east of Gadsby's Hotel. jan 1
ANCIENT, MYSTERIES AND FREEMA-
SONRY.-An exposition of the Religious Dogmas and
Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Pythagoreans, and Druids,
Also, of the Origin, History, and Purport of Freemnat nrmy, by
John Fellows, A. M. in one- volume, is just received, for sale by
F. TAYLOR. mar 13
A AW OF PATENTS, by Willard Phillips, including
L the remedies and legal procedings in relation to patent
rights, in one volume, is just published, and this day received
for sale by P. TAYLOR.
HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
lhas obtained from the Orphans' Court of Charles county,
in the State of Maryland, letters of administration on the personal
estate of Benedict Jameson, late of said county, deceased. All
persons having claims against the said deceased are hereby
warned to exhibit the same, with the proper vouchers thereof,
to the subscriber on or before the first day of January, 1838;
they may otherwise, by law, be excluded from all benefit of the
said estate. Persons indebted to the estate are requested to
make immedrliate paymentU
WALTER F. BOARMAN, Executor,
mar 17-wfiw Bryantown, Charles co. Md.
SILESIAN BEET SEED.-A quantity of this genu-
S ine Seed has been received from the Philadelphia Beet
Sugar Society, together with the report of their agent, Mr. Ped-
der. The former is foi-" sale at 75 cents the pint, the latter at
25 cents, by F. TAYLOR, who has been requested to under-
take the sale of it in Washington city.
An additional supply of Chaptal's Agricultural Chemistry is
Also, Sir Hunphrey Davy's Agricultural Chemistry
Porter on the Sugar Cane:
A variety of works on the Silk-worm, the Mulberry, and the
making of Silk ; also, on the Vine, and making of Wine.
Secretary WVoodbury's work oi Cotton ; and a fine collection
of the best works, generally, on Agriculture, Husbandry, Gar-
dening, Botany, &c. &., in all their branches, mar 2
UPERIOR STATION ERY.-Thesubscriber has on
S hand fomn recent purchases-
400 reams best American an d English Letter Paper
100 do Cap Paper
100 do Domi and Medium Paper
40 do Folio Post
100 do Envelope Paper
10 gross Inks in quart, pint, and hallf-pint bottles
200 pounds best American and English Sealing Wax
100 do Wafers
360 dozen Office Tape
500 cards most approved Steel Pens
20 gross best Lead Pencils
500 pieces India Inka
24 dozen Mouth Glue
28 do Cut Glass Inks, for office use
800 pounds of superior Black Sand
With an extensive assortment of Ivory Folders
Letter Stamps, Wafer, Pounce, and Sand Boxes
Paper Weights, Rulers
Blotting, Tracing, and Drawing Paper
And every other article in the Stationery line, all of which
will be sold on better terms than articles of similar quality cat
be obtained elsewhere. Orders promptly executed at Station-
ers' Hall. W. FISCHER.
N EW LAW BOOKS.-Sugden on Vendors, new edi-
tion, improved and enlarged, 2 volumes in I ; Kent's
Commentaries, new edition ; Chiitty on Bills, Sth edition, just
pUblished ; Rtussell on Crimes, just published ; Fontblanque's
Equity, 4th editions; Wendell's Digest of New York Repo ts;
Bland's Chancery Reports, 1836 ; Story's Equity ; Rosroe on
Criminal Evidence ; Starkie on Evidence, 1837 ; Beck's Me-
dical Jurispruidence, new edition, 2 vols. ; Williams's Medical
Jurisprudence, I vol. price 75 cents.
The above are just unpacked, and for sale by F. TAYLOR,
who offers for sale an extensive assortuient of Law Books at
prices as low s they can be purchased for any where in the
United States. Ils supply lihas been purchased, not from other
booksellers or publishers, but chiefly at thie Northmern spring
and fall trade sales, t the sme times ani arid prices with all the
Northern bookselling-houses; and supposing that hlie can afford
to sell at as liw an m advance .rs any one, the advertiser with
great confidence invites a comparisonbetween his prices and
tlosc of any city in thie United SuItes.
lundivilduals wisl.in to pIurchase may sauve themselves some
expense and risk of transportation, by examining into this point
for themselves, before sending their orders to the North. Ap-
ply at the WIaverly Circulating Library, immediately east of
Gadsby's Hotel. fel 16 ,
F ERESHI SPRING GOODS.-The subscriber having
taken the store lately occupied by W. Stettinius, offers to
til Public an entire fresh stock of seasonable Dry Goods, con-
sisting in part as follows :
Superfine Cloths, Cassimeres, and Cassinets
Black Italian Lutestring, black and blue Poult de Sois
Plaiuand figured Gro de Naps, Satins
French worked Capes and Collars
Thread Lace Edgings and Insertings
Painted Muslins, Lawns, Shallietts, Ginghams and Calicoes
Linen Cambrics, linen cambric, sea-grass and silk Hdkfs
Fancy silk and gauze Handkerchiefs
Blonde gauze Veils
Dotted Thule, assorted colors, Bobbinets
Fine French Bombasins, Irish Linens, Lawns
Damask, Bird's-eye and RussiaDiaper, brown Holland
Cambric, book and Swiss Muslins, Bishop's Lawns, &c.
Silk and cotton Hosiery
Ladies' and gentlemen s kid, silk, thread, and cotton Gloves
Domestic, bleached, and brown do
With a great variety of other articles, to which he would in-
vite the attention of the Public, as they will he sold unusually
2 cases plain Straw Bonnets
2 do Grecian do do
2 do Tuscan do
2 do Rolio do
2 do misses' Tuscan de
3 do fancy do
mar 10-eolOt A. W. TURNER.
7 THE subscribers hlive received and are now opening their
Spring stock of BOOTS, SHOES, &c. among which are
the following, viz.
1000 pairs Ladies' black morocco and kid Slippers,
1000 do do seal do
1000 do do do Walking Shoes,
1000 do common, sewed, and pegged welted,
5000 do.Misses' morocco, kid, and seal Slippers,!
500 do do do Boots,
5000 do Children's morocco, kid & seal Boots & Ankle Ties,
500 tdo Infants' kid,
3000 do Gentlemen s calf, morocco, and seal, sewed, pegged,
and nailed Boots,
2000 do calf and seal Bootees,
.1000 do Unions and Van Burens,
1000 do Jackson Ties,
2000 do kip and split Brogans,
2000 do coarse Brogans,
1000 do Boys' pegged Bootees,
2000 do Youths' do
1000 do Men's fine seal heel Pumps
1000 do do spring heel Pumps.
100 dozen prime French Calf Skinls,
100 do do Morocco,
50 do do Kid,
100 do Philadelphia Morocco and Kid,
200 sides Covering Leather for Coachmakers,
100 do Patent Leather do
200 do fine grain do do
100 do handsome Light Skirting.
We shall be receiving, every week through the season, fresh
stock from the manufacturers, all of which has been selected by
ourselves, and bought on terms that will enable us to sell as
low as any other house south of Boston.
SW. NOYES & CO.
7th street, opposite National Intelligencer office.
" OR SALE, two valuable house and kitchen Female
Al Servants, one thirty-eight, the other fifteen years of age.
Also, two Boys, one eleven, the other six years of age.
The above servants will be sold for term of years. They
are sprightly and intelligent, and also of a good complexion.
They are perfectly honest, nothing inducing me to sell but that
of my intention to go West.
Also, the House and Lot now occupied by me will be sold
very cheap. RICHARD H. DAY,
mar 16-eo2w Bladensburg, Md.
A TEACHER WANTED.-We wish to engage a
young man who is well qualified to teaeh the Latin and
Greek languages; also, all the other branches of an English
education. One who can come well recommended can obtain
a situation. We wish him to take charge of the school about
the 1st day of April, and we are willing to pay a fair compensa-
tion for the services of one that will suit. The number of scho-
lars will be from sixteen to twenty.
Letters addressed to either of the undersigned will be an-
swered immediately. WILLIAM STEPHENSON,
JAMES G. FICKLEN,
feb 28-2awtf Near Winchester, Va.
EISTE'S SLIPPERS.-A..W. TURNER has this day
200 pairs Este's French Morocco Slippers at $1 50
300 do McMullin's Kid and Morocco do at 81 25
200 do Misses' do do do do at $1 00
1000 do Women's Seal and Morocco Jefferson and do
With a general assortment of children's and other Shoes.
mar 20-eo5t A. W. TURNER.
]ILK HOSIERY.-We have this day opened our fresh
importation of Hosiery.
50 blue-black English silk Hose
50 jet do do do
50 white silk do
50 black raw silk do
50 black English Hose
50 gentlemen's black raw silk do.
40 dozen gentlemen's best kid Gloves
40 do do silk do
100 do ladies' superfine kid do
1 case very rich figured Silks.
mar 14-3-taw3w BRADLEY & CATLETT.
-RS. TYTE, from London begs to acquainttlhe vi-
.v- sisters and residents of Washington, that she has just ar-
rived with an elegant assortment of the newest and most FASH-
IONABLE MILLINERY, consisting of Bonnets, Head Dress-
es, Caps, Flowers, Feathers, &c., which are opened for sale,
on Pennsylvania Avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets, one
doorjrom Varnum's Row.
Il- Straws and Leghorns cleaned and altered to the newest
fashions. dec 20-eotf
-EGROES FOR SALE.-The subscriber has four
L-likely young Negroes, which he wishes to sell for a term
of years, viz. one girl, 18 years of age next June ; one boy, 15
in July next; one ditto, 13 in June next, and one other boy, 10
years old in November next. They are all negroes of good
qualities, and are not to be sold for any fault.
Any one wishing to purchase such will do well to call at the
subscriber's residence, four miles from Washington,. on the
south of the turnpike road leading to Bladensburg, where they
may be seen at any time.
mar 15-eo2w JOHN VEITCH.
- ALEXANDER, TUpolsterer & Paper Hanger,
qj. respeetfuly informs his friends and the Public generally
that he has just received his Spring' assortment of PAPER
HANGINGS, consisting of 2000 pieces of paper of the latest
pattern and newest style, with velvet and common borders, as-
sorted. Besides his stock, he has also a very handsome assort-
mnent of Gildings and Cornices of every description, Beds,
Mattresses, Pillows, Bolsters, Cots, &c. &c. Every order in
his line will be attended to immediately. The whole of it will
be sold cheap for cash, or on time to punctual customers.
Two Apprentice Boys in the above line wanted immediate-
ly. No one need apply without g-od recommendations.
CITIZENS AND STRANGERS.-W. FISCHER
respectfully invites the Citizens and Strangers to call at
Stationers' Hall and examine one of (Messrs. Chickering & Co.
of Boston) the most elegant and best Piano Fortes ever offered
for sale in the District. The price for it is $525. Packed free
of cost. (Tel) mar 8-
CHEAP LEIPSIC EDITIONS of the GREEK
and Latin Classics, in the original.-P. TAYLOR
has just imported a large addition to his former collection of
classics, making his collection of this class oif literature much
more extensive and complete than is to be found generally in
the bookstores of this country.
The following comprise only a part of the collection, which is
too voluminous for the limits of an advertisement; they will be
sold as low in all cases as they can be found any where in this
Florus, Dio Cassius, 4vols. Appiani Opera, 4 vols.
Theophrastus, Herodianus, Polybius, 4 vols.
Palingenii Zodiacus, Pomponius, Pliny, 5 vols.
Velleius, Aurelius Victor, JEschinis, Marcus Antonius
Justinian, Arriani Anabasis, Anacreon
Corpus Fabularum, Isaeus, Plato, 8 vols.
Aristotle, 16 vols. Dinysius, (of Halicarnassus,) 6 vols.
Plutarchi Moralia, 6 vols. Diodorus Siculus, 6 vols.
Demosthenes, 5 vols. Seneca, 5 vols.
Diogenis Laertii, 2 vols.
Qdintus Tryphiodorus Izetzes et Colvth, Apollodonrs
Curtius, Fabulie ]Esopoicnv, Gnoomici, Lucretius
Eutropius, Isocrates, 2 vols.
Phaiedri, Aviani, nt Faerni Fabule, Apolloniua, Lysias
)Elianus, Parsanius, 3 vols. Lncian, 4 vols.
Strabo, 3 vols. Isocrates, 2 vols.
Erasmus, 2 vols. Virgil, Sophocles
Sallust, Cornelius Nepos, Demoslhenes, 5 vols.
Thucydides, 2 vols. Homer, 4 vols. Livy, 6 vols.
Cicero 10 vols. Euripides, 4 vols. Ovid, 3 vols.
Juvenal and Persius,Phimdrus, Horace, Xenophon, &c.
-'I'The Leipsic editions are noted as being the most correct
editions of the classics extant, fob 28
F OR RENT.-The south part of Hlouse and Lot, as now
divided, at the corner of Maryland avenue and Twelfth
street west, containing five rooms and passage, a fine cellar,
also a kitchen, with three rooms, and separate stairway. The
hose is in good order, and has a large back yard and stable
attached to hlie premises. Possession can be had immediately.
For particulars, inquire of Mr. R. M. Bell, living adjoining, or
Edward Mattingly, near the Navy Yard.
BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
JOHN J. DONALDSON, PRESIDENT,
NSURES LIVES for one or more years, or for life.
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
Age. One year. Seven years. For life.
25 1.00 1.12 2.04
30 1.31 1.36 2.36
35 1.36 1.53 %.75
40 1.09 1.83 3.20
45 1.91 1.96 3.73
50 1.96 2.09 4.60
55 2.32 3.21 5.78
60 4.35 4.91 7.00
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
60 years of age, 10.55 per cent. )
65 do. 12.27 do. per annum.
70 do. 14.19 do.
For One Hundred Dollars deposited at birth of child, the Coinm-
pany will pay, if he attain 21 years ofage, $469
At six months, 408
One year, 375
The Company also executes trusts; receives money on depo-
site, paying interest semi-annually, or compounding it and
inmakes all kinds of contracts in which life or the interest of mo-
ney is involved.
WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.
Jaies H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
John 0. Lay, Richmond, Va.
D. Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. Tidball, Winchester, Va.
George Richards, Leesburg, Va.
Neilson PFee, Frederick, Md.
American Life Insurance and Trust Company.
OFFICES-No. 136 Baltimore street, Baltimore; and Wall
Street, New York.
AGENCY-Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Fuller's Hotel, anc
two doors from the Buildings occupied by the Treasury Depart.
ment, Washington city.
CAPITAL PAID IN $2,000,000.
PATRICK MACAULAY, President, Baltimore.
MORRIS ROBINSON, Vice President, New York.
ONEY received daily on deposit, on which interest wili
be allowed, payable semi-annually. The Company ais(
insures lives, grants annuities, sells endowments, and executed
Of the rdtes of insurance qf $100 on a single life.
Age. I year. years. For life. Age. 1 year. 7 years. For life.
14 72 86 1 53 38 1 48 1 70 3 05
15 77 88 1 56 39 1.57 1 76 3 11
16 84 90 1 62 40 1 69 1 83 3 20
17 86 91 1 65 41 1 78 1 88 3 31
18 89 92 1 69 42 1 85 1 89 3 40
19 90 94 1 73 43 1 89 1.92 3 51
20 91 95 1 77 44 1 90 1 94 3 63
21 92 97 1 82 45 1 91 1 96 3 73
22 94 99 1 88 46 1 92 1 98 3 87
23 97 1 03 1 93 47 1 93 1 99 4 01
24 99 1 07 1 98 48 1,94 2 02 4 17
25 1 00 1 12 2 04 49 1 95 2 04 4 49
26 1 07 1 17 2 11 50 1 96 2 09 4 60
27 1 12 1 23 2 17 51 1 97 2 20 4 75
28 1 20 1 28 2 24 52 2 02 2 37 4 90
29 1 28 1 35 2 31 53 2 10 2 59 5 24
30 1 31 1 36 2 36 54 2 18 2 89 5 49
31 1 32 1 42 2 43 55 2 32 3 21 5 78
32 1 33 1 46 2 50 56 2 47 3 56 6 05
33 1 34 1 48 2 57 57 2 70 4 20 6 27
34 1 35 1 50 2 64 58 3 14 4 31 6 50
35 1 36 1 53 2 75 59 3 67 4 63 6 75
36 1 39 1 57 2 81 60 4 35 4 91 7 00
37 1 43 1 63 2 90
Applications, post paid, may be addressed to- PATRICK
MACAULAY, Esq., President, Baltimore; or MORRIS RO-
BINSON, Esq., Vice President, New York; to which ihume-
diale attention will he paid.
Applications may also be madepersonally, or by letter, post
paid, to FRANCIS A. DICKINS, Agent for the Company in the
City of WASHINGTON. His office is on Pennvslvania Avenue,
opposite Fuller's Hotel, and two doors from the buildings occu-
pied by the Treasury Department. oct 16-26-dly
HISTORY OF THE INDIANS of the Ameri-
can Continent, in one octave volume, published by
the American Antiquarian Society, is this day received for sale
by F. TAYLOR.
USKISSON'S SPEECHES, in 1 volume, oc-
tavo, containing also the Select Speeches of the Right
Honorable WILLIAM WYNDHAM, together with their Biogra-
phies, &c. &c. just published, and this day received for sale'by
F TAYLOR. feb 15
EW BOOKS.-Just received, Life in London; or, The
Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn and others, in
their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis, by P. Egan.
The Honey Moon, by the Countess of Blessington, and other
Tales by other authors.
The Humorist, by Theodore Hook.
For sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
mar 10-3t Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th sts.
fAEAUTIFUL BOOKS.-Now opening at Stationers'
Hall the following beautiful Books, suitable for Christmas
and new year's presents:
The Souvenir Keepsake for 1837
The Religious Souvenir do
The Pearl do
The Violet do
.The Christmas Box do
The Gift do
The Forget Me Not do
Friendship's Offering do
With a variety of Toy Books for children, and Almanacs for
1837, at 61 cents. W. FISCHER.
dec 23 [Tel]
N EW BOOKS.-Just published, and this day received,
S for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation among the
subscribers to the Waverly Circulating Library-
Life in London; or, Day and Night Rambles and Sprees
through the Metropolis, 2 vols.
The Honey Moon, and other Tales, by James Bulwer,.D'Is-
raeli, and others, 2 vols.
The T Humorist, in 1 yol. by Htook.
FT HE BOOK OF SAINT NICHOLAS, translated
fronmthe original Dutch of Dominie Nicholas (Egidius Ou-
den Arde, by Paulding.
For sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
mar 10-3t Penn. Avenue, between I th and 12th sts.
C ARD CASES.-Just opening, at Stationers' Hall, the
largest and most extensive assortment of English Pearl,
Ivory, Shell, and Leather Card Cases that has ever been kept
for sale in the District, and at lnprices the most reasonable.
jan 9 [Tel] W. P1SCHER.
OOPER'S NEW WORK, Gleanings in Eu-
rope, justreceived and for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, Sketches of Every-day Life and Every-day People,
by Boz, author of Pickwick Club, &c.
_Minor Morals for Young People, illustrated in tales and
travels, by John Bowning.
FANNING'S VOYAGES TO THE SOUTH
SEA, containing, also, information relating to important
late discoveries between 1792 and the present time. 1 volume
octavo, with engravings.
A few copies of the above publication (particularly interest-
ing at the present time) are this day received, and for sale by
feb 8 TAYLOR.
ATVAW GLOSSARY, containing the Greek, Latin, Sax-
on, Norman, French, and Italian sentences, phrases, and
maxims, found in the works of Coke, Peere, Williams, Vesey,
Rent, Sugden, Preston, Chlitty, Starkie, Bosanquet, Blackstone,
Tidd, and numerous other law writers, with Historical and Ex-
planatory Notes, alphabetically arranged, and translated into
English for the use of Lawyers, Studenats, &c., is for sale by P.
TAYLOR, 1 octavo volume, in law binding, over 500 pages,
price $3 25.
Oliver's Law Summary, 1 octavo volume, lawyhinding, price
Wentwomith on Executors, do do price 82 00.
Supreme Court of the United States Reports for the term
commencing January, 1834. Price $3 50.
Chittyon Bills, lasted.ilion, price $1 75.
An extensive collectiofi of Law Books, alnil the latest and best
editions, are for sale at the Waverly Circulating Library, imme-
diately east of Gadsby's Hotel, in all cases at the lowest Phila-
delphia prices. feb 17
HEAP LAW BOOKS.-
Kent's Commentaries, Starkie on Evidence
Story's do Thomas's Coke
Maddocks's Chancery Reports
Chitty on Bills, Chmitty's Criminal Law
Do on Contracts,
Story on Bailments, Vattel's Law of Nttions
Cox's Digest, Cruise's Digest
Sugden on Vendors, Roscoe on Evidence
Comyn eta Coniracts, Fearoo on Remaeic[n.es
Fell on Gmaranty, Fomplanque's Equity"
Sugden on Powers
Diplomatic Correspondence of the United Stantes, from
!0th Sept. 1783, to March 4th, 1789, in 7 vols.
For sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
feb 28 At P. Thompson's old stand.
T HE GREAT METROPOLIS, by the author of
Random Recollections of the Houses of Lords andt.C0om1
nmons.-An additional supply of the above popular work is this
day opened and for sale by ,i 1. TAYLOR.
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