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No. 7589.

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MARCH 18, 1837.
L IVE OAK TIMBER.----Sealed offers, endorsed
"' Ofers for Live Oak for smallvessels," will be received
at this office 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 and keelson pieces, and the
promiscuous timber fitr one sloop of war, (small class,) to he de-
livered at the Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts.
No. 2. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and the pro-
miscuous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) and one
smaller vessel, to be delivered at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn,
*New York.
No. 3. For the frame timber, keelson pieces, and promiscu-
ons timber for one smaller vessel, to be delivered at the Navy
Yard, Philadelphia.
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 promiscu-
ous timber for one sloop of war, (small class,) to be delivered at
the Navy Yard, Gosport, Virginia.
The quantity and dimensions of the promiscuous timber for
each vessel of each class is as follows :
For each sloop of war, 1,500 cubic feet, which must be sided
twelve inches. and be from twelve to eighteen feet lpng; six of
the longest pieces to side sixteen inches.
For each smaAl vessel, 800 cubic feet, which must be sided
eight inches, and be from ten to sixteen feet long; six of the
longest pieces to side twelve and a half inches.
A part of the' promiscuous timber may be got to larger di-
mensions, provided the pieces will answer for replacing defec-
tive hawse pieces, transoins, breast hooks, or other valuable
Separate offers must be made for each of thie preceding num-
bers, and each offer must embrace all the limber that is called
for by the number to which it refers ; the prices asked per cuw4ic
font 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 considered
moulded timber.
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 of the. eabord, (which must be proven to the satisfac-
tion of the respective commiandants,) must be got out by the
, moulds and written directions and specifications of dimensions,
&c. which will be furnished to contractors for their government;
and must be free from all injuries and defects W'hich 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 the
commandants of the respective navy yards where it is delivered.
Bonds, with two good and responsible sureties, (whose
names must be forwarded with the offers,) in the amount of one-
third the estimated value oftiie timber to be furnished under
the respective contracts, will be required; and, as collateral se-
curity for thie faithful compliance with the terms, stipulations,
and conditions of the said contracts, ten per centum will be re-
served fromu the actital amount of each payment which may be
made, from time to time, within thirty days after bills shall be
duly approved and presented to the Navy Agents, until the said
contracts are completed aid closed; which reservations respec-
tively will be forfeited to the use and benefit of the United
States, in the event of failures to deliver the timber within tlhe
respective periods prescribed by the contracts.
The mou ds will be furniblhed to the contractors at one of the
Navy Yards, Brooklyn, Gosport, or Philadelphia.
g| To be published twice a week, until 15th June next, in
the National Intelligencer, Globe, Eastern Argus, New Hamp-
shire Gazette, Commercial Gazette, Boston Morning Post, New
York Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton Emporium,,
Pennsylvanian, American Sentinel, Richmond Enquirer, Nor-
folk Herald, Rdleigh Star, Charleston Patriot, Georgian, Pen-
sacola Gazette, Louisiana Advertiser, Mobile Register.
mar 21-2awtl5J
NJEW YORK INFIRMARY tnr Diseases or the
Skiin, corner of Broadway'and Courtland street, (en-
trance No. 2 Courtland street,) open daily, from l-til! 2 o'clock.
M. D., CHARLES A. PORTER, MNI. D. jan 26-dt
L OTS AT PRIVATE SALE.-The following- Lots.
in Washington, or any one or wore of them, are offered at
private sale, viz.
Lots Nos. 7, 10. 11, in square 75.
Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30,
in square 76.
Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 16. 17, 18, in square 85.
Lots Nos. 6, It1, in square 1,045.
Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, in
square 1,048.
Lts Nos, 1, 5, 6, in square 1,065.
Lots Nos. 3, 4, 11, 12, in square 1,078.
Lots Nos. 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, in square 1,092.
The ab.'ve lots ranre in contents from about two thousand to
about twenty-one tmoiiusand squiiare feet. The terms will be
reasonable and accommodating. Apply in Georgetown to
apt 19-w2-nos WILLIAM LAIRD.
TEN, (late ofBaltimore,)liaving inade this city his permna-
nentresilpence,and located hisd welHllinmand olicedirectlyopposite
to thie Department of State, will iundPrtake, with his accustomed
zeal and dilt:ence, the settlement of claims generally; and
more particularly claims before Congress, against the United
States, or the several Departments thereof, and before any board
of commissioners t lat may be raised for the adjustment of spo-
liation or otlier claims. Hlie has now in charge the entire class
arising out o/ French spoliations prior to thie year 1800;
with reference to which, in addition to a mass of documents and
proofs in hir, possession, hlie has access to those in the archives
elf the Go crminent.
Claimaunts and pensioners on the Navy fund, &c. bounty
lands, return duties, &c. &c. and those requiring life insurance,
can have :he.r uisincsa uorumptly attended to by letter, (post
paid,) ar d tlhus relieve themselves from an expensive and incon-
venient personal attendance.
Having obtained a commission of Notary Public, he 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 attention shall be extended to all business confided
to his care; anrl that, to enable him to render his services and
facilities more efficacious, he has become familiar with all the
furmnm of ollice. tet 26-ly
LEASE.-At the request of Dr. Ashliton Alexander, of
Baltimore, I will sell, rent, or lease, to a good tenant, on accorn-
modating terms, that very desirable property in the vicinity of
Washington known as Jackson Hill," which has been for sev-
eral years past the residence ofMrs. Alexander.
Jackson Hill is distant from the President's Houne about one

and a half nmile, and is in lull view of Peurce's Gardens; its si-
tuation is elevated and salubrious, and it is abundantly supplied
with pure and excellent water.
The mansion-house is spacious, one hundred and twenty-six
feet long, and has rooms of ample size and judicious arrange-
ment, and is well calculated to accommodate with great comfort
and convenience a large family.
For any special information in regard to this property, refer-
ence may be had to Mr. John Gadsby, of Washington, or Mr.
L. B. Hardin, of the Navy Department, or to the Subscriber in
Alexandria, who are alone authorized to treat on the subject.
This house is very well supplied with excellent furniture of
modern style and superior quality, well meriting the attention
of the person who may purchase, rent, orlease the house, which
I am authorized to dispose of at public or private sale, as trustee.
ap 11-eatf BERNARD HOOE, Trustee.
IN EW BOOKS.-Just received, Martin Faber, the Story
lof a Crimiual, and other Tales, by the Autho'r of Guy
Rivers, Mellichamnpe, &c.
Falkner, a Novel, by the author of Frankenstein, The Last
Man, &c.&c. For sale by

ap 26-3t

Penn. Avenue, between Ilth and 12th sis.

N EW WORKS, BY BOZ.-The Public Life of Mr.
Tulrumble, once Mayor of Mudfog, and Oliver Twist, or
The Parish Boy's Progress, by Boz, and other tales, from Bent-
ley's Miscellany, and the Library of Fiction, in 2 volumes.
Just received, and for sale by
ap 21-3t Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
F RENCHII SCHOOL BOOKS.-Levizac's Grammar,
by Pasquier.
Do do by Bolmar.
Perrin's Fables, accompanied with a key containing the text,
a literal translation, arranged in such a manner as to show the
difference between the French and English idiom, by A. Bolnar.
.,_ 131I--- -- -- lII--i-' -v

MARCH 18, 1837. S
LIVE OAK T1MBERH---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 Timber, as fol-
lows ;
No. 1. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for one ship
of the line, one frigate, two sloops of war, (one of each class,)
and one smaller vessel : to be delivered at the Navy Yard
near Portsvmouth, 2V. H.
No. 2. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for one ship
of the line, one frigate, and one steamer: to be delivered at the
Navy Yard at Charlestown, Massachusetts.
No. 3. For the fiarne timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for one ship
of the line, one sloop of war, large class, one 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 the line, one frigate, and one steamer: to be delivered at the
Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y..
No. 5. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for one ship
of the line, one sloop of war, large class, and one steamer : to be
delivered at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y.
No. 6. For the frame timber, beam and keelson pieces, and
for the promiscuous timber which may be directed, for- tW
sloops of war, "inall -class, and two steamers : to be delivered at
the Navy Yard at Philadelphia.
The quantity and dimensions of the promiscuous timber for
each vessel, of each class, is as follows :
For each ship of the line 6,000 cubic feet; which must be
sided 15 inches, and be from 12 to 20 feet in length, six of the
long t 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; wlichi must be sided
12 inches, and be from 12 to 18 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 800 cubic feet; which must be sided 8
inches, and be from 10 to 16 feet long, six of the longest pieces
to side 126 inches.
A part of the promiscuous timber may be got to larger dimen-
sions, provided the pieces will answer for replacing defective
hawse pieces, transomns, breast hooks, or other valuable pieces.
Separate offers must be made for each of the preceding num-
bers, and each offer must embrace all the timber that is called
for by the number to which it refers ; the prices asked per cu-
bic 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 Ihe other; all of which other is
considered mnioulded timber.
At least one-fourth of the whole quantity of timber embraced
in each offer, comprising a fair proportion of the most valuable
pieces, must be df'liveredon or before the last of March, 1839;
one-half ol' the remainder on or before the last of March, 1840;
and the whole quantity on or before the last of March, 1841; and
if thie above proportions shall not b"e delivered at the respective
times abovespecified, the Commissioners of the Navy reserve to
themselves the right of cancelling 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 the satisfaction
of the respective Commandants,) must be got out by the moulds
and written directions, and specifications of dimensions, &c.
which will be furnished to the contractors for their government,
and must be free from ail 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 the
Commandants of the 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
tIMe estimated value oi'the timber to be furnished under the res-
pective contracts, will bie required ; and, as collateral security
for the fanihful compliance with the terms, stipulations, and con-
ditious ol' the said cootrac's, ten per centum will be reserved
fromi the actual amount pf edch payment which may be made
from time to time, within thirty days after bills shall b duly ap-
proved and presented to the Navy Agent, until the said con-
tracts are completed and closed ; which reservations, respect-
ively, 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.
The moulds will be furnished to the contractors at one of the
navy yards, Brooklyn, Gosport, or Philadelphia.
To he published twice a week, until the 15th of June next, in
the National Intelligencer, Globe, Eastern Argus, New Hamp-
Sshire Gazette, Boston Morning Post and Commercial Gazette,
New York Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton Empori-
urn, Pennsylvanian, American Sentinel, Richmond Enquirer,
Norfolk Herald, Raleigh Star, Charleston Patriot, Georgian,
Pensacola Gazette, Louisiana Advertiser, and Mobile Register.
mnnr 21-2awtl5J
of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petrea, and the Holy Land, by
an American, 2 vols., with,engravingg.
MadrIid in 1833. 1 vol. octavo.
Latrobe's Rambler in Mexico. 1 volume.
)Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains, by a U. S. dra-
Stanficld's Coast Scenery of the British Channel, with 40
large and splendidly engravings.
Slidell's Scenes in Si:min, I vol. with engravings.
"A Year in Spain," by the same author, new edition enlarg-
ed, 3 vols. with engravings.
"Spain Revisited," by the saine, 2 vols. with engravings;
The American in Englanl, by the same, 2 vols.
Judge Hall's Sketches of the West," 2 vols.
Life "n the Lakes, being Sketches collected during a trip to
Lake Superior.
Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery, by Lieut. Col. Batty, very
numerous large engravings.
Fanning's Voyages to the Southl Seas, published with refer-
ence to tlie U. S. Exploring Expedition, a large octavo volume,
with engravings, prize only $t 25.
Astoria, by Irving.
Cooper's Travels in Switzerland.
Cooper's Gleanings in Europe.
Mrs. Holley's Texas.
Journal of a Traveller through Texas.

China, in 2 volumes, with nmaps and engravings, by Davis.
Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, 1 volume,
filled with large engravings.
Tour through the manufacturing districts of England, by Sir
George Head, 1 volumic.
The Barbary States, by the Rev. Michael Russel, 1 volume,
with map antd engravings.
Arabia, in 2 volumes, by Andrew Crichton; maps iind en-
Journal, by the Rev. Orville Dewey, of a Tour in Europe, 2
Together with many others, are for sale by F. TAYLOR, at
the Waverly Circulating Library immediately east of Gadsby's
Hotel. may 29
PEO)PLE, by the author of Doddridge's "Rise and
Progress," in ene volume of 336 pages, full bound in leather,
price onmy 75 cents.
Also, Doddridlge's Rise and Progress, complete for 37 cents,
neatly bound, are for sale at the cheap bookstore of F. TAY-
Hunter's Sacred Biography, 2 large octavo volumes, of near-
ly 600 pages each, fill hound, price $1 12 per volume.
Mosheim's Church History, best edition, full bound, complete
for $2 70.
Buck's Theological Dictionary, the improved and enlarged
edition, full bound, with very numerous engravings, complete
for 81.
Josephus, best edition, octavo size, 648 pages, full bound for
St 25.
Homilies of the Church or England, octavo, bound, $1 75.
Paley's Evidences of' Christianity, 264 pages, bound, 37 cts.
Pilgrim's Progress, handsome fancy binding, 50 cents.
Biunyan's Holy War, 252 pages, boiind, price 37 cents.
Romaine on Faith, handsome fancy binding, 392 pages, price
75 cents.
*** A very extensive collection of tlie most valuable Theolo-
gical Works, of every class, is art hand and for sale as above,

APRIL 24, 1837. )
UEAI1ED PROPOSALS for the supply of the Live
b Oak Fraine Timber, and Live Oak Beams and Keelson
Timber, and promiscuous timber for one frigate, to be delivered
at the Navy Yard, Gosport, Va., will be received until 3 o'clock
P. M. of the Is:. day of July next, under the advertisement of
18th March last, in addition to the other timber therein specified,
and,subject to all the provisions of that advertisement, which re-
quests proposals until the Ist day of July next.
To. be published twice a week until the 15th of June next, in
the National Intelligencer, Globe, Eastern Argus, New Hamp-
shire Gazette, Boston Morning Post and Commercial Gazette,
New York Times, New York Evening Post, Trenton Emporium,
Pennsylvanian, American Sentinel, Richmond Enquirer, Nor-
olk Herald, Raleigh Star, Charleston Patriot, Georgian, Peni-
sacola Gazette, Louisiana Advertiser, and Mobile Register.
ap 26
PILLS, having stood the test of experience, are recorn-
mended to the Public as decidedly superiorto any combination of
Medicine ever offered to the American People. The proprietor
of these pills, being a regular bred physician, and having prac-
tised his profession extensively for many years in different cli-
mates, is enabled to offer to the afflicted invalid a medicine on
the effects of which he is willing to risk his reputation.
Hle does not pretend that thpy are a positive cure, or even
beneficial in every complaint, but he most firmly believes that in
all diseases where a cathartic or an aperient medicine is needed
they will be found far superior to any of those drastic purgative
medicines which are so much puffed in the public prints as pu-
rifiers of the blood. When taken according to the directions
accompanying them, they are highly beneficial in.the preven-.
tion and cure of bilious fevers, fever and ague, dyspepsia, liver
complaints, sick headache, jaundice, asth-ma, dropsy, rheuma-
tism, enlargement of the spleen, piles, cholic, female obstruc-
tions, heart-burmi, nausea, furred tongue, distension of the sto'-
mach and bowels, incipientdiarrhcca, flatulence, habitual costive-
ness, loss of appetite, blotched or sallow complexion, and in all
cases of torpor of the bowels, where a cathartic or an aperient
is needed. They are exceedingly mild in their operation,.pro-
ducing neither nausea, griping, nor debility.
Wherever these pills have been once introduced into a family
they become a standing reinedy, and are called for again and
again, which is sufficient proof of their good qualities.
Perhaps no article of the kind has ever been offered to the
Public, supported by testimonials of a character so decisive,
from sources as respectable, or that has given more universal
They have the testimony of the whole medical profession in
their favor,,while not a single case of ill consequences or ineffi-
ciency can be alleged against them.
Hundreds and thousands bless the day they became acquainted
with Peters's Vegetable Pills, which, in consequence of their
extraordinary 'oodness, have attained a POPULARITY UNPRECE-
DENTED in the liistory of MEDICINE.
Tine verve circumslrnce alone, that physicians in every part
of the Union, (but more especially in the Southern States, where
they have long been in use,) are making free use of them in
their practice, SPEAKS VOLUMES ii tllieir praise. Add to this
the fact that all who use, invariably recommnuend them to their
friends, and the testimony in their favor is almost irresistible.
As an anti-bilious remedy, and to prevent costiveness, they have
no rival. One fifty cent box will establish their character, and
prove that there is truth even in an advertisement.
Prepared by Joseph' Priestly Peters, M. D. at his institution
for the cure of obstinate diseases by means of vegetable reme-
dies, No. 129 Liberty street, New York. Each box contains
40 pills. Price 50 cents.
That the Public may rest assured of the salutary effects of
these pills, and the truth of the above statements, the following
letters from medical gentlemen of the first respectability are
most respectfully s'lbmnitted:
CLARKSVILLE, Mecklenberg co. Va. Feb. 7, 1837.
Dear Sir: I embrace the opportunity of expressing to you my
gratification at the success which has attended the administra-
tion of your valuable pills in this section of country. It is a
common fault with those who compound and vend patent medi-
cines to say too much in their favor; but fltom what I have seen
of the effects of your pills, I do not think they have as yet re-
ceived unmerited praise. Six months ago they were almost
entirely unknown in this part of Virginia, they are now the most
popular pills we have. In dyspepsia and sick headache, de-
rangemnent of thle biliary ortrans, and obstinate constipation of
the bowels, I know of no aperiecit more prompiiit and efficacious.
Their mildness and certainty of action render thiern a safe
and efficient purgative for weakly individuals, and may be given
at all times, without any of those injurious consequences that
frequently result from the long continued use of calomel or
blue pill.
On the whole, I consider them a valuable discovery.
Very respectfully,
Dr. Jos. P. PETERS.

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. l0th, 1837.
Dear Sir: By the recommendation of Dr. Shepard, of this
city, who informed me that he was a classmate of yours in Yale
College, and in whose judgment I have implicit confidence, I
have been induced to make a trial of your vegetable pills; and
the consequence is, that I am so well pleased with them, that I
am anxious to procure a large quantity to use in my practice. I
have always been opposed to secret remedies, from the fact
that, in ninety-nine caves out of a hundred. they are put up by
illiterate quacks who have no knowledge of medicine or of the
human system. But, from what I know of you, by the way of
Dr. Shepard, and from what I have seen of the effects of your
pills in cases of bilious and intermittent fevers, fever and ague,
lyspepsia, sick headache, costiveness 0nd debility, I am con-
vinced that they are an exception to any thing of the kind that
hIas ever been in use, and tlierefore freely give my opinion re-
specting them. They are well adapted to the diseases of a
Southern climate, and in a great measure will do away the ne-
cessity of using caloinmel or blue pill.
I have purchased four or five dozen boxes of your agents in
this city, for which I gave four dollars and fifty cents per dozen.
As I am a stranger to you, I will refer you to Prall & Ray,
Nie. 83 Maiden Lane, New York, which, if satisfactory, youi
will pIlease send by the first packet five hundred boxes, and
draw on me at sight for the amount. A liberal discount will be
expected. Please get then insured, and oblige your humble
servant. CHARLES W. SMITH, M. D.
Dr. Jos. P. PETERS.

CHARLOTTE, N. C. Jan. 1st, 1837.
Dear Sir: I have made frequent use of your pills in the inci-
pient stage of bilious fever and obstinate constipation of the
bowels; also in the enlargement of the spleen, chronic diseases
of the liver, sick headache, general debility, and in many other
diseases, and in all cases found them to give relief.
J. D. BOYD, M. D.

MNCKLENDERG Co., VA- Feb. 7th, 1837.
Having used Dr. Peters's Pills in my practice for the last
twelve months, I take pleasure in giving iny testimony of their
good effects in cases of dyspepsia, sick headache, bilious fevers,
and other diseases produced by inactivity of the liver.
They are a safe and mild aperient, being the best article of
the kind I have ever used.

PASQUOTANK CO. N. C. Nov. 18, 1836.
Sir; Be not surprised at receiving this letter from an entire
stranger. Your Medicine is the cause and the ;Ipology I offer
in intruding myself on your patience. Having had a most vio-
lent attack of bilious fever this fall, I was induced, at the re-
commendlation of a fi end, to try your Pills, and,'such was tlieir
effect in relieving me, that I am desirous of procuring a large
quantity of them to use in my practice. What is your lowest
price for two hundred boxes ?
Since my recovery, I have recommended them to several of
my friends. Please answer this as soon as possible, and oblige,
Yours, respectfully,

NORFOLK, VA. Auga. 1836.
Dear Sir : You will please forward me one thousand boxes of
your valuable Pills by the first packet. I am glad to have it in
my power to say that your Pills sell rapidly, and give more sa-
tisfaction than any Pills I ever sold. Yours,

These invaluable Pills are for sale in Washington, by S. J.
andria, by WM. STABLER, C. FARQUHAR, and WM.
HARPER. In Georgetown, by 0 M. LINTHICUM. In Bal-
timore, by MOORE, STABLER, & CO, No. 190 Baltimore


MAY 30, 1837.
SEALED proposals will be received at this office until three
o'clock P. M. of the twenty-first day of June, 1837, for
furnishing and delivering at thie navy yard, Washington, D. C.
all tank iron necessary to replace water tanks taken for a razee,
and for four sets for sloops of war; a part of the plates to be five-'
sixteenths, and a part four-sixteenths of an inch thick, and of
such lengths and breadths as may be prescribed. The whole
to lie rolled true, riiarked, trimmed fair to the prescribed di-
mensions, free from all flaws and defects, susceptible of being
bent to form the angles of the tanks without cracking, and in
all respects to be perfectly satisfactory to the Commandant of
the yard, after inspection by such persons as he may appoint for
that purpose.
The iron for the set for the razee must be delivered on or be-
fore the fifteenth day of August next.
Thirty days thereafter will be allowed in which to deliver the
iron for each of the sets for the sloops of war, so that the whole
shall be delivered complete on or before the fifteenth day of
December, 1837.
Persons offering must state the price per pound, when the
iron shall have been delivered, inspected, and approved, and
must specify the place where payments for' the same is re-
Payments to be made within thirty days after bills shall be
duly approved, and presented.to the Navy Agent.
The persons who niay coptract will be furnished by the Com-
mandaut of the navy yard, Washington, with particular sched-
ules of the iron which may be required, showing their size,
form, and thickness.
To be published three times a week in the National Intelli-
gencer, Globe, Metropolitan, Army and Navy Chronicle, New
York Evening Post, New York Times, Trenton Emporium,
Ar.ierican Sentinel, Pennsylvanian, Harrisbuyg Reporter and
State Journal, and Baltimore Republican.
june 1-3taw
U KANAWHIA CAIN AL.-There is still a large amount
of mechanical work to let on the line of the James River and
Kanawha Improvement, consisting of twenty locks, about one
hundred culverts, and several large aquedtucts,which will be of-
fered to responsible contractors at fair prices.
The locks and aqueducts are to be built of cut stone.
Thle work contracted for must be finished by the 1set day of
July, 1838.
Persons desirous ofobtaining work are requested to apply at
the office, of the undersigned, in the city of Richmond, before the
15th of May, or between the 5th and the 15th of July.
Chief Engineer James River and Kanawha Co.
P. S. The valley of James river above Richmond is healthy.
ap 18-3tawtl july
OR SAL E.-That beautiful and productive farm called
Montasile, lying in Prince George's county, Maryland,
and well known as the residence of the late Peter Savary, Esq.
containing 310 acres, the greater part of it equal to the most fer-
tile land in the county. It is divided in the low grounds and
nearly through the centre by a never-failing stream, called
Hinson branch; and as the meadow as it is now enclosed, and
containing about 30 acres, is not subject to overflowing in the
same degree as those abovy and below on the same stream, it is
one of uncommon fertility and safety, and therefore, together
with the i'ich uplands, well calculated to make an excellent
grazing farm, and especially for raising fine horses and sheep.
The remainder produces corn,tobacco, and small grain,and is of
a rich deep loam, with few exceptions. There is an abundance of
rail timber forthe'use of the place,anda large growth of locusts for
ship use, &c. &c. A mill race, extending nearly three-fourths
ofs a mile, dividing the neighboring farm in its whole width, hav-
ing 17.1 feet fall, and the privilege of taking the water where
most convenient, is attached to it, and is estimated at two an'd a
half acres in the deed. The whole of the tract of land called
the Lodge became esocheated to the State, and this part of it
was purchased by Mr. Savary; the title is therefore indispu
The place on which thle house stands, as well as all the dis-
tant out-houses, have always been famed for salubrity'and ex-
cellent water. A beautiful and tastily laid out garden, with or-
nanmental trees and shrubbery of delicate choice,adorns the view
in front of the dwelling, and affords anr agreeable shade in the
oppressive summer heats, iand in the back is an orchard stud-
ded with choice and thriving apple trees. The hosfte itselfcon-
tains eight rooms besides the garret, and by small repairs can
be rendered completely comfortable. A visit to the spot, how-
ever, in this charming season will give a better idea of all the
delightful scenery than can here be described.
There are on the premises various out-houses for tenants or
working hands, and an excellent corn-house, granary, and
sheds, very strong and lately erected.
The land was, at the last, assessment, rated at $20 per acre,
and this is the price now asked for it, but there is ground to
presume that the rate of assessment will be lowered upon an
application to the commissioners at their next session, in con-
sideration of the general f3ll of property, in consequence of
which also the terms of payment will be made accommodating.
For further particulars apply on the premises or to the sub-
scriber, living at Mrs. Tolson's, Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite
to Mr. F. Masi's. A. W. PROHUSS,
Who also makes translations from and into various European
languages. may 12-dtf
Americani Life Insu race and Trust Company.
OFFICEs-No. 136 Baltimore street, Baltimore; and Wa 1
street, New York.
AGENCY-Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Fuller's Hotel, ant
two doors from the Buildings occupied by the Treasury Depart.
tnent, Washington city.
CAPITAL PAID IN $2,000,000.
PATRICK MACAULAY, President, Baltimnore.
1MORRIS"ROBINSON, Vice President, New York.
S ONEY received daily on deposit, on which interest wil
i.jL be allowed, payable semi-annually. The Company als<
insures lives, grants annuities, sells endowments, and executes
Of the rates of insurance qfo$100 on a single life.

Age. I year. years. For life. Age. 1 year. 7 years. For life.
14 7a2 86 153 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
201) 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 14 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 76
32 1 33 1 46 2 50 56 2 47 3 56 6 05
33 1 31 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 GO 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 iiiimm-
,liate attention will he paid.
Applications may also be made personally, or by letter, post
paid, to FRANCIS A. DICKINS, Agent for the Company in the
City of WASHINGTON. His office is on Penmuvslvania Avenmui,
opposite Fuller's Hotel, and two doors from the buildings occmi-
pied by the-Treasury Department. oct 16-26-dly
T RANSACTIONS of the Institution of Civil En-
gineers, is this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
The Engineer's Practical Elements
Plans and Engravings ofthe Thames Tunnel
Mifflin on Curves of Railroads
The comparative ineritsof -Railroads and Canals
Pambour on Locomotion upon Railroads
Tredgold on Railways
Fairbarn on do.
Nicholson's Arclitect, price $2
Together with a very extensive collection of tlie most valna-
ale works (English as well as American) on the same subject,
nl the many various branches connected therewith, at as low
prices as they can be procured any where in the United States.
A-I,, t .1.* Wnr..l r i- iltirnr Tiibrar7 imminediateplv Pc st

rtt~,,n~iii Wmrr-'^K e~Prs~J-I v- w- |II 1 1 II~dlY~IC~tlY)E- 6 C~~RFC I ilris l i -(.W~~-i-'-P- -J ww- "P V --"*^

NTEW BOOKS.-JJust,puhlished and received,-The Let-
- ters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, edited
by Lord Wharncliffe.
Mrs. Armnytage, or Female Domination: by the authoress of
Mothers and Daughters. For sale by.
ap 3-93t Penn. avenue, between 11th and 12th sts.
received a supply of Bird's manufacture of Trunk Boards,
of a good quality. For sale at his book, stationery and fancy
store, Pennsylvania avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
may 31-3t
fr AXES, TAXES, TAXES.-The great sale-of city
property for taxes will .i4ke place on Tuesday, the 7th
inst. at thle City Ha'l, in the Alderupen's room. Persons inter-
ested, and those desirous of invevalng their money in valuable
property, are requested to examine the list in the National In-
telligencer of Tuesday; as they may never have such another
chance, it may be well for them to make use of the. present.
The list contains many whole squares' as well as lots.- The
attention of the Public is requested. Sale to commence at 10
o'clock. GEO. ADAMS,
mar.6-2t Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
Fr NOTICE.-The Lots and Squa-es in the above adver-
tisement that remained unsold at my tax sale on Tuesday last
will be resumed on Tuesday next, the 14th inst. at 12 o clock'
in the Aldermen's room. Purchasers are requested to attends
as great bargains yet may be had. GEO.'ADAMS, ,
mar 11-d3t Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
F1- The above sale is further postponed to Tuesday next,
the 21st instant, and -vill then take place at 12 'o'clock, in the
Alderrmen's room, City Hall. There are yet many whole
squares and lots to be sold. Purchasers are requested to at-
tend. GEO. ADAMS,
inar 17-3t Collector 5th and 6th Waids.
SThe above sale is further postponed to Tuesday,
the Ilth day of ApriFnext, at same place and hour.
mar 27-3t Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
In The above sale is further postponed to Tuesday,
thle 25th day of April, 1837, at same place and hour. Piurcha-
sers are requested to attend, as there is yet a large quantity of
valuable lots and squares remain to be sold.
ap 17-w2w Collector 5th and 6th Wards.
s The above sale is further postponed to Tuesday,
the 13th day of June next, 1837, at same place and hour.
may 2-wts C llector 5th and 6th Wards.
HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscribers
JL have obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
t.1m Tn..tir-t nf Cnlnmhin. letters testamentary

Z~aPFB~s~lLLjUTr~rPI~r /T;rC&T~rn~l ~iTCaE~-rr~' u~.~'F~'rriiL~ol~,ip~-~g~i~d~Y~~~li

JUNE 1, 1837.
IRON.-Sealed proposals will be received at this.offie un-
til 3 o'clock P. M. of the 21st instant, for furnishing the
following quantity of iron, viz.
For three hundred and eighty-one thousand three hundred
and seventy-seven pounds of assorted round Iron, to be deliver-
ed at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, on or before the first day of
June, 1838.
.Persons offering must state the price asked per pound, when
delivered, inspected and approved.
The Iron must be of American manufacture, rolled, and of the
best quality, free from flaws, cracks, or other defects, and fronr
ragged ends, and subject to such proof, test, and inspection, as
the Navy Commissioners may direct, to ascertain its good quality
and conformity to contract; and must be, in all respects,, per-
fectly satisfactory to them, before it will be accepted, or Any
payment made.
Persons disposed to offer, may obtain schedules showing the
sizes and quantity of each size of Iron which will be required,
upon application to the commandant of tire Navy Yard, Phila-
Two good and sufficient sureties will he required for the faith-
ful performance of the contracts; and, as additional security,
ten per cent. of the value of all deliveries will be deducted and-
retained, until the contracts are, in all respects, perfectly com-
pleted, and is to be forfeited in case of non-coni.liance on the"
part of the contractors. The names and residence of the sureties
proposed must be forwarded with the offers.
.Payments to be made within thirty days after bills, duly ap-
proved, shall be presented to the-Navy Agent.
lT To be published three times a week' in the National In-
telligencer, Globe, Metropoitfat, Army and Navy. Chronicle,
New York Evening P st, New ork Times, TrentoatEmporium,
Amer-can Sentinel, Pennsylvanian, Harrisburg Reporter and
State Journal, and Baltimore TRepublican.
juile 3
A CARD.-JOHN DIX, Merchant Tailor, south side of
Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Brown's Hotel, having en-
tered into partnership with Mr. William Dant; late of George-
town, begs leave to inform his friends and the Public generally,
that the business of the house will hereafter be conducted under
the firm of DIX & DANT.
WASHINGTON, APRIL 18, 1837-eo3m

N OTICE.-DIX & DANT, Merchant Tailors, would in-
form the Public that in a few days they will receive a
fresh and elegant supply of Spring and Summer Goods, which-
are offered on the most moderate terms. Gentlemen who have
experienced a difficulty in procv.ring a proper fit; are particu-
larly invited to call, as the apparatus used by us in taking mea-
sures cannot fail; its accurateness having been tested, and found
invariably to be correct. We-therefore confidently request the
visits of oar friends and former customers, and we indulge the'
hope that those in Georgetown.with whom we have formerly
dealt, will give us a call. DIX & DANT. r
WASHINGTON, APRIL 18, 1837-eo2mn
All persons hitherto indebted to J. Dix, will please make
payments of their accounts to him, and those to whom he is in-
debted will please present their accounts to him for payment.
I SONR Y.-An exposition of the Religious Dogmas and
Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Pythagoreans, and Druids -
Also, if the Origin, History, and Purport of Freemcs ;ry; by
John Fellows, A. M. in one volume, is just received, for sale by
F. TAYLOR mar 13
the test of experience, are recommended to the Public as
a cheap and superior family medicine. When taken according
to the directions accompanying them, they are highly beneficial
in the prevention and cure of bilious fevers, fever and ague, dys-
pepsia, liver complaints, sich headache, jaundice, asthma, drop-
sy, rheumatism, enlargement ofthe spleen, piles, cholic, female
obstructions, heartburn, nausea, furred tongue, distension of the
stomach and bowels, incipient diarrhea, flatulence, habitual
costiveness, loss ofappetite, blotched or sallow complexion, and
in all eases of torpor of the bowels, where a cathartic or an ape-
rient is needed.
They are exceedingly mild in their operation, producing nei-
ther nausea, griping, nor debility.
Prepared by Joseph Priestly Peters, M. D., at his Irstitu-
tion for the cure of obstinate diseases by means of vegetable
remedies, No. 129, Liberty street, New York.
Each box contains 40 pills. Price 50 cents.
For sale by S. J. TODD, C. STOTT, T. WATKINS, WM.
ington; and by WM. STABLER, C. FARQUHAR, and WM.
HARPER, Alexandria; and in Georgetown, by 0. M.;LIN-
THICUM. ap 8-eoly
-g OR SALE OR RENT.- On the upper part of Green-
IV leaf's Point, the two westernmost three story Brick Housesj
in which Commodore RODGERS recently resided, together with
the garden, ice house, bath, smoke house, stables, carriage
house, &c. &c. mar 7-tf
some English edition, (translated,) including the suppres-
sed novels, is this day received, for sale by _F. TAYLOR, in 2
vols. neatly bound, price $1 50. may 26
Charles County Court, March Term, 1837.
O RDERED by the Court that the creditors of Zephaniah H.
Turner, a petioner for the benefit of the insolvent laws of
the State of Maryland, be and appear before the Judges of
Charles county Court on the thirdd Monday in August next, to
appoint a Trustee for their benefit, and to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Zephaniah'H. Turner shall not have
the benefit of said acts; provided a copy of this order be pub-
lished in some newspaper in the District of ColTumbia once a
week for two months successively, previous to said third Mon-
day in August.
may 30-w2m Clerk of Charles county Court.


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We annex translations of proceedings in the
Mexican Congress, a speech of the late Minis..
ter of War, Tornel, arnd the Protest of the Min-
ister of Foreign Relations, (heretofore copied
from an imperfect translation, given in the news-
papers.) We add the remarks of the Mercurio
de Metainoras on the receiving those papers.

Translated frontn the l Mercurio de Metamoras, Mi crxico,
April 2, 1837.
In the session of the day before yesterday, the Miuis-
ters of Foreign Relations and of War appeared before
Congress, anti thye former announceJ that it appeared,
from the Bee of New Orleans of the 13th of March, that
the Governmefit of the United States .had recognised the
independence of Texas, and has appointed a plenipotenti-
ary to that new republic. That although these documents
cannot be regarded as certainly official, not having been
communicated as such, but appearing in a journal of the
Government of Louisiana, they may be considered as au-
thentic; and that this being an act which unequivocally
attacks and offends the sovereignty of the nation), the Go-
-vernment was employed in preparing a protest against
such a proceeding.
After the above-nentioned documents were read, the
The National Congress is informed, by the communica-
tions and documents which have been read by my col-
league, the Minister of Fuoreign Relations, that the Go-
vernment of the United states has at length acknow-
ledged the independence of Texas.. This event was skil-
fully arranged many years ago, and we have been witness-
es of the intrigue and management tmanrjos) by which
the United States have perseVtringly endeavored to get
possession of a p.)rtion of our territory, with the same Pu-'
nic faith (fe puni:a) with which they took possession of
the Floridas. In a time of profound peace, and of the
most perfect harmony with the Mexican republic, which
was assured by solemn treaties, armed expeditions were
set on foot in the United States tbr the purpose ofehabling
the rebel colonists to throw off the Government of the Mex.-
can laws. Our vessels have been insulted. They have
been carried into the ports of the United States; and there
treated as pir-tes, whilst the real pirates d splayed a new
and unknown flag in the same ports, and received every
kind of assistance and pro section. The well-timed and
energetic remonstrances that were addressed directly by
the Government, or through its agents, to the cabinet at
Washington, were scarcely co.;sidered as deserving even
of an equivocal answer,-which, it may be sai.l, had no
other object than to amuse and togain time, whilst the well-
known design continued to be prosecuted. Under the pre-
text of carrying into effect the treaties subsisting between
-the.two republics, the territory of the Mexican republic
hasbeen invaded, for the purpose, as it was said, of pre-
venting hostile movements on the part of the indians who
had been expelled from the United States. It was consi-
.dered as an insult for the Mexican Minister to protest
against so obvious a violation of the fhitb of treaties, and
which, was a violation, also, of principles recognized among
fiapions, aind particularly of the obligations existiiong be-
tween the'two republics.
Under these circumstances, there appeared a message of
the President.of the United States, in which it is express-
ly 'and definitely declared that that Government ought not
to recognize the independence of Texas, until it was re-
cognised by some other respectable Power, (nacien de cate-
goria,) or unless the Mexican Government was unable to
protect and to mntatain her rights by force. But sqbse-
quently this declaration was contradicted by the message
called the M1essage of reprisals, in which we are threaten-
ed with war, if we do not-give immediate satisfaction for
injuries which it rs prelendc.d we have done the United
States; thus changing the satisfaction that we had a right
to demand, into a grievous complaint, for the purpose of
justifying before the civilized world the aggressions that
were contemplated. The speculators in lands-and it
must be recollected that among them are many persons
exercisi-ng influence in the public affairs of the United
States-have availed themselves of every occasion to lias-
ten the catastrophe. They ianiagiaed that v. e were power-
less. in consequence of the unfortunate affair of San Ja-
cinto, and flattered themselves that the Mexican Republic
would abandon tile defence of her rights, for want of pow-
er to enforce them-. Finally, the Congress of the United
States has attacked them, by recognising the indepen-
dence of Texas, and has thus given offence to a nation
distinguished fbr its complying disposition. In this deulo-
rible state of things, the Government declares, in the midst
of the national representation, that the recognition of the
independence of Texas by the United States in no wise
affects the ringhits of the nation, or impairs the vigor with
which they will be maintained. Already the Mexican
soldiers are prepared to tread with their fret this ungrate-
ful soil; .and we cherish the hope that the God of battles
will secure to the nation the triumph of its cause, as it will
be also the triumpli of justice. If hereafter the responsi-
bilities and dangers of the nation should be increased, it
will not consider the relative strength of the parties; and
the Mexicans, for whom glory and the national dignity are
most sacred titles, will maintain their rights with energy
and decision. The nation does not compromise itself, be-
cause compromises at the expense of honor are not noble.
HiItierto we have preserved peace ; and we will endeavor
to preserve it, for it is the greatest blessing of nations: hut
if we are provoked into a war, we will not decline it. The
Government knows that, whatever may be the situation of
the repUblic, she has, within herself, as all young nations

nave, a vital principle of energy that insures their safety ;
and she will imitate the illustrious examples that so many
people have given of a sublime resignation under difficult
circumstances. Gentlemen, the Mexicans will conquer, or
Jilll cease to exist.

Addressed to the Government of the United
States of America, by the Minister of Foreign
Relations of Mexico.
To his Excellency the Secretary of Foreign Relations !f
the United Slates:
MEXIco, MARCH 31, 1837.
The undersigned, acting Minister f Foreign Relations '
of the Mexican Republic, has the honor of al.dressinrg
hiniself to the honorable Secretary of the same Department
of the United States of Americq for the purpose of ex-
pressing the well-grounded surprise with which his Ex-
cellency the-President ad interim, of this republic has
sebn-it announced in the Bee of New Orleans, that the in-
dependence proclaimed by the insqrgents of Texas has
been recognized by the Congress of those States, and of
the appointment of Mr. Alcee Labranche, as their minister
plenipotentiary near the new republic, as it is called.
'These proceedings, which have been carried so far, have
occasionedi the more astonishment to the Mexican Gov-
ernment, as there was no reason to fear that they would be
adopted, whether we bear in mind the obligations annexed
to the friendship existing between this republic and that,
,and'which has been recognized by solemn treaties, or the
assurances which have been given officially, by that Gov-
ernment at various times, and of which the undersigned
takes the liberty of citing the most recent and emphatical.
When, on the 24th of May, of the year last past, Senor
SGorostiza, the Mexican Minister near that Government,
in consequence of the proposition in the Senate of those
States, that the independence of Texas should be acknow-
ledged immediately after the reverse sustained by our
troops, on ,the 21st of April, called the attention of that
Government to the rights of- Mexico upon Texas, and
her resources for making them available, the honorable"
JJohn Fvrsyth, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, thought fit to
declare in his reply to him on the 29th of the same month
of May, (which reply the undersigned has now before
him,) that he had received instructions from the President
of those States, to assure him that no final action would
4e taken in relation to the question, unless founded upon
na oma p la 1 -- I-- _-l_- '-


After having finished the printing of these interesting
documents, in which will be perceived the justice with
which this Republic complains of the policy of the Go-
vernmnent of the United States in recognizing the inde-
pendence of the insurrectionary portion of Texas, and the
dignity with which the Supreme Government has protested
before the world against this measure, which fundament-
ally attacks its rights, it is our painful duty to announce
that, not ojily from what is substantiated in those docu-
.ments, but from positive facts, a predisposition on the part
of those States to go to war with Mexico is demonstrated.
The readers of this periodical are informed, by an edito-
rial remark in the 128th number, of Friday last, of the
first aggressions committed in view of our port, by the
sloop of war Natchez, of the same States, immediately
after her arrival on our coast; and we will, therefore, re-
late only the acts by which those aggressions have been
consummated. After having rescued the schooner Loui-
siana, which had been detained by the Mexican squadron,
was manned by Mexican sailors, and at anchor alongside
the national ship General Urrea, (which schooner, as well
as the Champion, was awaiting.the decision of the compe-
tent tribunal,) she (the Natchez) demanded, officially, the
release of the latter; aground within the bar; and, whilst
her boats were coming to the shore with this intention, it
was intimated to the commander of the Urrea that if he
attempted to move he would be fired into. The demand
(the release of the Champion) being refused, for it was
improper thus to supersede the judicial proceedings, repri-
sals were resorted to, and that vessel (the Urrea) was
compelled by force, and under a- discharge of cannon, to
lower her flag, tIle Amnerican flag being hoisted in its place.
At the same time, she pointed her guns against the na-
tional schooner Bravo, that was upon the bar, and attempt-
ed to send her armed boats to shore. The battery on the
shore and the Bravo returned the fire. The Mexicans
had patiently borne the previous wrongs, but could not
and should not be indifferent to this unheard of insult to
their honor and their flag. The Natchez took possession
of the Urrea, and, as a just reprisal, all the American ves-
sels which were in the port have been detained. The
Mexican army burns with the desire to avenge this out-
rage, anji only regrets that an element, which is not its
own, divides it from the aggressor. The Mexican Repub-
lic has a light, then, to de.n,and 'a prompt and positive sa-
tisfaction for this outrage, and to resort, in the lean time,
to reprisals. She has not been the aggressor; and, in the
present case, has done nothing more than to resist the in-
sults that were offered to the national dignity.
We tremble to think of the fatal influence that the rash
and unaccountable conduct of the commander of the Nat-


known to have been eagerly sought for fiom the banks for the
same purpose, then how are the interests of this community
served by Ihe payments out already made? and how would
those interests be served by a .further payment, which would,
in all probability, take the same directions? Besides, the banks
are anxiously looking forward to an early resumption of specie
payments, in co-operation with some of the Northern banks, with
whom a correspondence is already opened with that view; but
how can that resumption be effected by us, if we, as well as our
city, are now to be drained (for away it will certainly go if it
leaves the-'banks) of the remainder of the specie, and thus to-
be left unprovided and unprepared for such a desired operation ?
Here, again, the interest of this community would probably sul-
fer. Besides other evils, whoever might want money for the
ordinary purposes of life or business, either on a small or large
scale, would necessarily be driven to the brokers and private
money dealers whln the banks are crippled. In the one case,
hlie must give his twenty, thirty, and forty per cent. for money,,
whilst to the banks he would have to pay only the legal six ietr
cent. interest.
In all the other towns and cities where the sus.arension-ns oc-
curred, from New England to Georgia, and in the interior West,
the citizens have deliberately regarded their own interests as
closely associated, if not (as they really are) identified with
those of the banks; and they extend to the latter a liberal and
patriotic forbearance and even support, so long as their ultimate-
competency to meet all their liabilities and engagements aanid
their desire and determination to'resumne specie payments at-
the earliest practicable moment are known and confided in.
Not to notice what has taken place elsewhere within our obser-
vation, in Charleston, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, and other places,
meetings of the citizens have been held and conducted with all
the dignity and decorum due to the consideration of a grave sub-
ject, deeply affecting every class ofa business community in all
their commercial, mechanical, laboring, and social relations, and
the result has been such as just stated. In Philadelphia, indeed,
an, effort was made to induce the banks to resume the imme-
diate redemption of their five dollar notes ; but, after a thoroulghi
investigation of the subject, there is a general acquiescence in
the opinion and conclusion of thie banks, that to pay specie in
any form at this time is wholly impracticable and inexpedient.
The committee will doubtless regard the more general discussion
of tke subject of suspension as applicable to the question imme-
diately before us ; for it is obvious that the prompt redemption
of all thefive dollar notesof'a bank would involve thle necessity
for the prompt redemption of all its notes qf every denomina-
tion, unless, indeed, the present general convenient practice of
giving out the small notes in exchange for the larger ones were -
to be abruptly and offensively discontinued; and such a discon-
tinuance would produce more inconvenience than the refusal of
specie for-smnall notes. If it were even practicable to discrimi-

' Now let it 'be allowed the undersigned to ask: Has the
condition of things described by Mr. Forsyth arrived?
Are the Texians, with respect to Mexico, in the same po-
sition that the Mexicans were, with respect to Spain, when
the United States acknowledged lier independence? Is
there one single circumstance of identity between a nation
of more than six millions of inhabitants, who, by their un-
assisted efforts, threw off the yoke of oppression, after a
bloody contest of eleven years, and drove the host of op-
pressors beyond the ocean, and a few thousand vagrant
persons, without country, without religion, without laws,
and threatened by a numerous army, now on the inarch,
and full of enthusiasm, to recover the laurels which ca-
pricious fortune denied it at San Jacinto ? Can so atro-
cious a wrong be done to Mexico, as to consider her so
weak, that, incapable of vindicating her rights over the
territory usurped by those miserable adventurers, she
will consent to the establishment of that ridiculous repub-
lic ? If the undersigned should stop to furnish himself
thle solution (;f these questions, his note would become
tiresome by its prolixily, and he would give offlnce to the
well-known intelligence of the minister whom he now ad-
T'he undersigned has now before him another docu-
ment, not less interesting than the one a!I:r'ay mentioned.
The honorable Secretary wviii eac,ly know that I refer to
the Imessage of Pre.sid'tnt Jackson, trat,smitted to the
House ol' Rrpresentativv-s on the 21st of December last,
within extracts from the report of the agent that he had ap-
pointed and sent, for the purpose of ascertainining the civil,
military, nnd political condition of' Texas, in consequence
of a resolution of Congress, declaring that the indepen-
dence of Texas ought to be reccgnised, when satisfactory
information should be received that there existed a Gov-
erumneint capable of discharging the duties, and of fulfilling
the obligations of an independent Power.
This official document, founded upon the most solid ba-
sis of justice and equity, and in which are conspicuous the
most sublime principles of international law, was published
in the journals of those States, as an additional guaranty
given to Mexico that. her rights would be respected. Its
whole contents are interesting, and give assurances of the
neutrality of the United States in the question between
Mexico and Texas. After establishing general principles,
that document prescribes, the a ct of recognizing a new
State as one of great delicacy atnd responsibility. It ad-
mits that a precruitture acknowledgment, if not considered
as a justifiable cause of war, is always in danger of being
regarrded as a proof of a hostile feeling towards one of the
belligerents. It assures us that every que-tion relating to
the GTovernments of foreign nations Iias been regarded by
thIe Uiited States as very enmbarrassing, (s&diciosa,) and
that they have abstained from recogniising them, until after
obtaining the most satisfactory evidence to enable them
not only to decide correctly, hut to guard their decisions
from every unworthy iriputation.
Descendin_ afterwards to particular cases, it reminds us
of the prudence they observed in the controversy between
Spain and lier colonies, waiting not only until thie capacity
of tle new States for sol f-governmcunt should be abunil-
antly established, hut until every probability that they
would be again subjugated had entirely disappeared ; and
confining itself, in continuation, to the question of Texas,
it describes the disaster which took place at San Jacinto,
and its consequences ; dwells upon the rneasures taken by
the Government to repair it, an(d expresses the opinion,
that until the results of the new expedition that was about
to be taken should be known, the independence (of Texas)
should be considered as suspended. But why trespass any
longer.on tile patience of the honorable Secretary, in nar-
rating the contents of that official paper, which must be
familiar to him, and whic'r, besides, lie has at hand, among
his archives? It will be sufficient !o remind him that, on
that occasion, General Jackson believed that prudence dic-
tatedt to tie United States to look to the future, and to
inaintain their present position, if not until Mexico, or one
of the great foreign Powers, had acknowvledg-ed the inde-
pendence of the new Government, at least until the lapse
of time, or the course of events, should have proven, be-
yond all doubt, that the inhabitants of that country are
capable of maintaining their sovereignty, and of support-
ing the Government established by them.
What subsequent events, then, have taken place of so
much consequence as to compel the Government of the U.
States to abandon that just and circumspect course which
it had marked out for itself? The Mexican Government
has no knowledge of them. What guaranties do the Tex-
ians now offer that meet the views of the message above
referred to, and which are so incontestable that they have
warranted the recognition of their independence, and of ex-
tending towards thlea the courtesies due to a neighboring
and friendly Republic, and the kind relations subsisting
between it and the United States?
The Mexican Government regards that of the United
States as too just to suppose that any ignoble views or pur-
poses of aggrandizement could have influenced it in taking
the decisive step now under discussion. But this step be-
inrg an unquestionable fact, since it has been announced
in an official journal of those States, as is the Bee of New
Orleans, the undersigned has been expressly instructed by
His Excellency the President ad interim of the Mexican
Republic to protest, as he does protest, in the most Solemn
manner, and before all civilized nations, against the recog-
nition of the independence of the Republic (as it is called)
of Texas by the United States; declaring that it cannot
now, or at any other time, weaken, dimniinish, er impair, in
the slightest degree, the rights of the Mexican Republic
upon the territory of Texas, as well as those that she un-
questionably has, to employ all the means that are or that
will be in her power to recover it.
The undersigned requests the honorable Secretary of
Foreign Relations of the United States to have the good-
ness to make known the contents of this note, and the
protest, to his Excellency the President of those States;
and he avails himself of this occasion to offer to the hon-
orable Secretary his respectful and distinguished consider-


The following Correspondence between the
Committee appointed at a City Mectiig and the
Banks of the City, will be interesting' to many of
our readers in the City, and perhaps elsewhere.

"To the President and Directors, tf.c.
GENTLEMEN : At a meeting very numerously attended, of
thile citizens ot Vashington, who were convened the '20th inst.
in pursuance of a public rmotice, for the purpose of devising, if
practicable, a retnedy fbr the inconvenience now sustained, in
consequence of the suspension, by the banks, of specie pay-
ments, and the absence of the conmm on standard of value which
all may obtain either for their products or lauhor, thIe enclosed
preamtble and resolutions were adopted with extriordina-y una-
nimuity ; and it becomes our duty, as their committee, to lay be-
fore the respective banking institutions of the city, and to re-
quest, in behalf of our fellow-citizens, such a decision as may
appear to the ,banks expedient and proper. ,
The preamble and resolutions express so clearly t'he views
arid wishes of the nteeting, that we conceive it unnecessary, if'
indeed it would be proper, to add on this occasion a remark of
our own. But while aware of tilhe serious inconv,,nience, now
sustained by tihe wvitidrawal finom circulation of the small coins
necessary for the purchase of articles of' daily subsistence, and
of the evils which may result friomn the augmentation ofa paper
currency, which has nothing for i s basis br support but un-
known, undefined credit, we cannot avoid the expression of the
satisfaction which it would attlord to us personally, to lie enabled
to communicate to the meeting which will hereafter be conven-
ed, the concurrence of the ibank over winich you preside in the
proposed measures of relief.
With very g-eat respect, your obedient servants,

A brief exposition of the late suspension of specie payments
by Ihe banks of this city, anrd of the impracticability of their
immediate resumption, either general or partial.
At a meeting of deputations from thle different banks in this
city, for the purpose oft'consider iug tihe subject of' a resurlmption
of specie payments, either general or partial, ;nd particularly to
consider the proceedings of a meeting of tihe citizens or the
20th instant, anid a letter from a comunintee of that meeting,
communicating, officially, those proceedings, after full conside-
ration and di-cussion, it was unanimously agreed, without no-
ticing particularly tile hairshness of expression, error in point of
fact, and unsound-ness of reasoning contained (doubtless in id-
vertently, anid from a want of' the ueans of more correct inform-
ation) in the pteaminble and resolutions, that we consider them
substantially, as it is presumed they were intended, expressive
of a strong wish and a decided opinion in favor of the promFt
redemption in specie, by tire banks, of theirfive dollar notes
still in circulation. That wish is cordially responded to, and
reciprocated by ius; and so also would be that opinion, but fbr
the impracticability ofl'the measure at present, con:-istently with
the safety of the banks and the general interests ofthme coummau-
nity. 'lThe conviction ofthis truth is expressed under a deep
sense of regret and mortification at the necessity to which we
have been fbrced temporarily to yield, and with the most anx-
ious desire to accommodate ou." action to the opinion of the
meeting, as well as our common wishes. The committee and
the meeting know as well as ourselves hat we are not now to
discuss and decide upon tile abstract principle of banking and
its expediency in any community ; nor yet upon the banking
system of the United States ; nor even upon the justice and
propriety ofsuspension by all the other banks ofthle country ; but
to consider and decide what we alone can do, arid particularly
whether we can do what i lie meeting wishes, unsupported and
unsustained, and standing as we do in relation to all those other
banks? Without undertaking to justify the Northern banks for
their suspension, it may well be asked, if those of Philadelphia
suspended specie payments, merely because the New York
banks hiad done so, as they briefly and promptly at the same
time inform the mecuing or their citizens, with how much more
reason and justice might we suspend because Baltimore, Phila-
delphia, and New York had done so'?
Without a single motive of gain from a suspension, inasmuch
as a contraction of business necessarily results from such a
step, it was with a view to the interest ofthe community, involv-
ed in our safety, that the banks mainly acted. One of then con-
sidered it inexpedient even to atemlit a redemption. The others,
considering themselves imperatively bond to proceed, confid-
ing in their probablle success, beca se the suspension through-
out the country was not yet universal, as ik soon afterwards be-
came, made an effort, contrary even to the advice of many ju-
dicious and patriotic citizens, to satisfy tle' powerful specie de-
imands upon them, and thus to serve that community whose busi-
ness and accommodation it has always been their pleasure as
well as interest to aid anid promote. We went on in good faith
to car y out this attempt, constantly anticipating co-operation,
in part, at least, if not in whole, fro : thoie Northern cities with
whom we have almost exeluhively our most extensive pecunia-
ry transactions, antd to amid upon wlmoin"we have that relation
and dependence which all mmiunor and subordinate business and
capital must necessarily have towards' large, flourishing, and
wealthy emporiums of trade ; but, after large payments, disap-
pointed in those hopes of co-operation, nay, having to encounter
the most importunate applications even from the Northern ci-
ties for the abduction of our specie, anid its transportation thi-
ther, frnom our own community, finding, by actual experience,
our inability to maintain singly the regular course of business
and circulation, we then considered it a duty equally imperative
to suspend. Already have two of the banks recently, within a
few days, paid out at their counters, about I wo hundred thousand
half dollars in coin, the greater part to the people and its vicini-
ty. This sum, added to the previous circulation, is larger than
any other metallic currency ever before in thle hands of this
community at any one time, and we are told there is no specie
but what is locked up in the vaults of.the banks The idea ofa
bank retaining at any time in its vaults, unnecessarily, a large
and inactive amount offunds, such as specie, must, on a rnomnent's
reflection, appear incorrect. Its object is to profit by the active
employment of its means, reserving only so much in its vaults
as is necessary for probable specie demands. If to this gene-
ral principle be added the fathct of the recent issues from our
vaults, the conclusion must be irre-istible that the belief of a
large detention of specie in the banks' vaults-is erroneous. If;
indeed, the specie they paid out, as above stated, be still among
us in this city, it is certainly withheld by the receivers fi'omn
circulatinn-hoarded for purposes of gain and speculation, en-
couraged by the present unfortunate general want of confidence ;
so that there can be no real want or absence of it for thle ordina-
ry purposes ofsmall' exchanges. It is among us, lint it is hid-
deni from onr sight; and surely this hiding is not the fault of
the banks. If, on the other hand, it has been transported hence,
as a part of it is known to have been, and as much more is

-and rapidly, so long as it is at a premium. Then what will be
our condition ? No live dollar notes ; no specie'either for pre-
sent use or speedy resumption How then is the circulation
below ten dollars to be supplied 1 'The inconvenience will be
greater thltn ever. If'th-re were specie to fill the interval be-
low ten dollars, all might be well. But even in cuin.irl n trins-
actions between creditor and debtor, do not extrernie caui \s fi e-
q'loiiy l'prevent pupnctuil payment, without iiijury or reproach
to eidlei party ? And will not a rational and just co nimunnity act
v:th equity and liberality, and even forbearance, towards those
public institutions who do all that can be done, consistent with
the interestof all parties?
In sudden shocks of this kind, partial and temporary incon-
venience necessarily ensues; it belongs to the nature oi human
business ; and all ex, erience provts that, with our own exer-
tions, a reasonable patience is important to speedy rei cl ; and,
in the mean time, the conduct of' tlosve who, w haiever may be
their strict legal right, add to the public evil by acts e.viusi c'y
selfish, without regard to the general interest, ought to be rel r,-
bated. Such, upon thie present occasion, are trainsportatiuons ol
specie from our city and our banks to the'North, in lirg,2
amounts, for mere mercenary speculation.
It it would be at all satisfactory or desirable to the co,,mi:tee
or the meeting of citizens to examine into the condition of the
banks, anid their means to meet their respective liabilities and
engagements, their respective officers will unreservedly exhibit
lull statenents of the same to whoinsoeverinay be appointed tor
the purpose of such examination.
It will, we trust, be considered pertinent, andl not presuming
in us to remind the citizens that thie banks, unable to accoiImmo-
date all, have still been importantly useful in many respects,
and particularly in enabling our citizens to pay off a large oner-
ous debt to the Bank of the United States, tile rigorous collec-
tion of which would have been oppressive, if not ruinous to many
ofthem. We do not allude to this fact in a spirit of ieproachi to
the meeting or tile citizens., here is nothing criminal in hav-
ing been or being in debt; ibut surely there is some merit in
aiding an honest rnan, either rich or poor, to pay his dcits, and
thus to relieve and save his family, over and above affording him
-the current facilities for business which lie nmay derive from the
same source.
And in conclusion let us ask our cool, temperate fellow-citi-
zens of every class, as. "ell those who may occasionally have
been disappointed, as others, whether they will suffer those in-
siitutions to be assailed with a fierce hostili'y for not doing what
would be ruinous to themselves, without substantially benefiting
olterz ?
Tht character of our citizens is qsuch as to warrant the convic-
tion. that they will be influenced by reason and argument, and
not. ,y passion, on this, as on other subjects affecting their pre-
sent 'welfare and prospezis.
Ia no place on earth are the different classes of society more
closely linked together and mutually dependent on each other
than here. No one of them can be injured without detriment
to the whole ; and, therefore, no atteript, it is presumed, will
be made to array one of those classes against the other for mere
temporary purposes, whilst the evils arising from such an at-
tertpt .mtifht be permanent.
[In addition torthe foregoing, the following remarks are made
with special reference to the Bank qf the .etropolis.]
This bank, at the time of its general suspension, anticipating
the proceedings of the meeting of the 20th ultimno, was desirous
to continue, if possible, the redemption ol' its five dollar notes,
and actually in its Board of Directors was then discussed that
-particular subject; but, after full consideration, the conviction
*'1f its itmpracticability was reluctantly yielded to.
Since the general suspension, tile bank has continued to pay,
in bonafide, real cases, the small change required to meet ha-
lances below five dollars; although great vigilance in the officers
is necessary to prevent impositions, or evasions of a restriction
imposed by necessity. And it has already paid out three thou-
sand three hundred and thirty dollars.
In the same spirit which pervades and animates all the banks,
anid with a view to relieve'further the want of specie for the
current, minor purposes of our people, the question has been
rai-'ed and freely discussed among us, whether it would be fea-
sible to go into a partial redemption of our five dollar notes;
say, to such a limited extent, daily or weekly, as, whilst it
would be consistent with that safety of the banks to which the
meeting itself was not indifferent, would afford some relief
against tine evil complained of. But we have not yet been able
to conclude that such an attempt would probably be successful.
Much collision, altercation, disappointment, and irmputationr of
paritlity, favoritism, injustice, &c. we fear would grow out of it ;
and without the removal of present evils, others might be pro-
duced. We have, however, not finally relinquished the hope that
some plan of this kind may be found expedient and practicable,
until" it shall be more distinctly ascertained what course the
Northern banks mean to pursue; and, with a view to ascertain
that course, either as to a general or partial resurimption, and the
prospect of co-operation from them, we repeat that a corres-
pondence has been opened with them.
This bank has been mainly instrumental (and I say so with-
out. meaning to derogate at all from the services of the other
bank) in paying off a very heavy debt from our citizens to the
Bank of the United States, the collection of which might other-
wise "have been oppressive and jeoi arding; and it has also
largely contributed to all the public municipal, as well as private,
works of this city.
It is but justice to ourselves to add that, whilst the Executive
of ttie.United States approved our earnest and determined effort
toa.arry hraugh -our specie payments, so hopeless did tney at
length consider it, that they assented, before we suspended, to
the necessity of that suspension.
President of the Bank of the Metropolis.

Washington, May 30, 1837. 5
GENTLEMEN: Your communication of the 23d May, with the
preamble and resolutions enc osed, have been submitted to the
Board of Director4 of this Institution, and have received from
them the respectful consideration to which they were entitled.
In reply thereto, we are directed to say ttiat no individuals feel
.nore acutely the present deranged and distressing state of the
money concerns of the country than the President and Directors
of the bank, and no effort of theirs shall be wanting to bring
about, as early as possible, a more wholesome state of things.
We h,.ve no doubt all the banks in the United States will be un-
ceasing in their exertions to produce this desirable result. What-
ever embarrasses trade or retards the public prosperity, inflicts
corresponding injury on the banks of the country. So that the
banks, if they consulted their own narrow interests, would do
every thing in their power to remove the existing difficulties.
It appears to us the meeting which you represent has greatly.
mistaken the grounds of thie suspension of specie payments by
the banks of this city. That course on their part was not spon-
taneous, but was unavoidable and compulsory. Although they
posses- ed heir usual quantity ofcoin, and as much of it as is re-
quired for ordinary banking, their other funds, computed as
equal in value to coin, were rendered unavailable by the suspen-

President pro teinpore.
Test : JAS. ADAMS, Cashier.
To Messrs. A. F. CUNNINGHAM, 1
J. A. M. DUNCANSON, >Committee.

1i SETT.-This well-established house, situated at the
intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th and E streets, in
the immediate vicinity of the Treasury and Post Office Depart-
inents and new Theatre, and within five minutes' walk of the
President's house and the other public offices, will be found a
most agreeable and convenient stopping place for strangers vis-
iting the metropolis, as well as a pleasant and comfortable resi-
dence for boarders.
That well-known caterer for the public taste, Mr. F. D. Dix-
ON, has the sole sunerinten'lence of the BAR and TABLE, and
all who visit the house will find the "Old Dominion" beverage
well calculated to enliven the spirits, sweeten social inter-ourse
with a daily shower of Dixon's inimitable hailstone julaps."
The Refectory will be open at all reasonable hours, where the
Public can be supplied with every luxury and variety that the
season produces, such as Norfolk and Piney-Point oysters, fish,
birds, steaks, soups, coffee, &c. and the strictest attention paid
to the serving up, in every variety of style, what may suit the
palate of the customer.
.Mr. KENSETT, thankful for past favors, respectfully requests
a continuance of the same, and, by his diligent attention to busi-
ness, relies upon the Public for suppo t, which will be com-
mensurate with the ability and attention displayed to the com-
fort and convenience of his patrons.
He has a Billiard Room and Ten-pin Alley attached to the
N. B. The subscriber has constantly on tap the celebrated
anid superior Newburg ale, Hayman's much admired draught
and bottled ale, also London brown stout, and Dublin porter.
S- Turtle and other soups ready every day at 12 o'clock
during the season. Spiued oysters constantly on hand.
june 3-w3t
The Philadelphia Inquirer will please copy the above three
times every other day, and forward their account to G. K.
m'RS. ANN FINDLAY, Dressmaker and Mil-
liner, Pennsylvania Avenue, near Mr. I). Clagett's
Dry Goods Store, respectfully informs her friends and custom-
ers, that, in consequence of ill health, Ahe is compelled to de-
cline her business ; and offers for sale, AT COST, for cash,
or good endorsed notes, her entire STOCK OF GOODS, con-
sisting of a great variety of Fancy Articles, which she recom-
mends to the favorable notice of the ladies in this city and its
She requests that' all persons indebted to her will make ar-
rangements for the prompt settlement of their accounts.
t he Store now occupied by her *s for rent. Possession can
be given by the 1st of July next. For terms, apply as above.
june 6-eo2w
the attachments, in a complete and perfect state, is for
sale by F. TAYLOR ata very low price. Also, a valuable Solar
Microscope, in perfect order, offered at one halfof its cost price.
june 5
RUSTEE'S SALE.-By order of the Trustee, I shall
o sell at public auction, on Tuesday, 27th of June, at 11
o'clock A. M., on the premises, the following very Valuable
Property, viz.
LOT No. 9, in square 454, fronting about 59 feet on Seventh
street, near G street, with the improvements, which consist of
an excellent two-story frame Shop and Dwelling, with all the
various back buildings, stable, &c.
.Also, all the Household and Kitchen Furniture, comprising
a general variety.
Terms-(- ash.

may 27--4aw&ds


B OARDING.-Mrs. TOLSON, on Pennsylvania Avenue,
between Ninth and Trenh streets, nearly opposite to Mr.
F. Masi's, having three or four commodious and well-furnished
- u,...-nn pnnpnnnit.-Jtofn-na n? oq o Qinu.(rentiatnani

GENTLEMEN: The FPesident and Directors of the Bank of/
Washington have rcceie' re the communication fthe 23d instant,
which you did them tie honor to present, enclosing the preanm-
Itle and resolutions adopted at a meeting c lihe citizens of WVesh-
ington, held on the t2i it instautt, and have givenit tliat respectful
consideration to which tile source ihenrce it proceeded so cini-
nently entitird it, and tltdt serious deliberation which the sub-
ject demniidr.dl.
In reply to which, we are directed to say that tlce Baink of
\V'aslhin tmn lhas been compelled toi suspend specie payments for
the prese-nt lby the force of circumstances of a cornmpulsory and
Unavoidable nature. That this unpleasant, but imperious mea-
siiure, was resorted to under a control ling necessity, anid not from
a disposition to exercise any power in contravention of correct
principles ; nor fronm a warlt of conf, litence in thle ability of this
instituiion to meet all its liabilities tinder circumstances allowing
tlie applications of iis ieans uipon tihe usual terms of reciprocity.
Th.e cases anil consequences of this step, none more deeply re-
gi et tian the President and Directors of the Bank of Washing-
ton ; and in any measures, consistent wirh the safety o' the in-
stitution and with thile rights of the conitiiunity, to remedy or
nii;iiate the eviis of which, none will more readily or more
cheerifully unite.
Being' in a favorable situation to meet a demand for specie,
this bank, on first receiving the intelligence that the Northern
banks hadi suspendedd specie payntentts, determined to see how
fhr .t miight be possible, withi a due regard to its own safety, and
with advantage to the community, to hould out in raking specie
praymllents ; aware at thie same time how almost hopeless of'
success would be the effort to sustain itself, after the usual
sources of supply were cut off, whereby all the means of the
bank other than time iiamount of specie in its vaults were ren-
dered unavailable for tile purpose of meeting further dema-nds
for specie. In carrying into effect this determination, it, is well
known to you that thlis bank continued to meet an active demand
for specie for several days. During which time, more specie
was paid out than the hole amount of our five dollar notes then
in circulation, and which afforded an opportunity, very generally
embraced, for all holders of small sumns to get their notes re-
deernmed. This course was also adopted by one other batik in
tlmis city, so that an amount at least equal to all the five dollar
notes ot the two banks has already been redeemed, and this
community put in possession of at least $100,0(0 in specie, in
addition to what was already in circulation, and considered am-
ply sufficient for ordinary purposes heretofore. No part of this
specie returns to banks On the contrary, tihe rule adopted by
the bank to pay out change, in certain cae;cs, continues to add
gradually to thle quantity ol specie now out. Fo determine, then,
hiow far so large and unusual a quantity of specie may be avail-
able to preserve to the District the benefits of a circulating
medium of specie equal to its wants," it is only necessary, it is
believed, to advert to the fact, which will lie readily admitted,
that scarcely a dollar of specie is now to be found in circulation.
We may, therefbre, safely atdd onr opinion, that should the banks
in this Listrict pay out every dollar of specie in their vaults,
even were the sum ten times larger than it is, it would not con-
tinue to circulate here whlilst it is in demand at a prermi ;in, and
sought for by the timid for hoarding, and by persons interested
in purchasing it as an article of merchandise for remittances
abroad. Should the specie be paid out, it could not remain
among us as a currency, performing ihe usual circuit from hand
to hand, but would be inevitably drained gradually front the
District, and finally concentrate at the great marts fbr exportation,
leaving us, after redeeming our bank notes, without specie, and
also without a substitute for it, in any shnfpe, for a circulating
medium, unless, indeed, with bank or other notes of other cities,
or with notes of individuals for that purpose. Our supplies are
drawn from abroad-claims accumulate upon us largely, to pay
for articles of consumption. What would be the effect upon the
interests of this District, should we consent to be drained, to
supply the demand from the North, of our last dollar of specie ?
And what our condition ihen the time shall come (which we
hope and trust will soon come) for a general resumption of spe-
cie payments'?
We perceive in the proceedings of the citizens of other places,
at this crisis, in their advice to, andco-oper9tion with, the banks
located among them, evidences of that mutual confidence and
forbearance which can alone overcome the difficulties of the
present period. We believe the banks in this city have an
equal claim to favorable consideration from our fellow-citizens ;
and that the interests of the banks and the interests of the com-
nimunity are as intimately connected Ihere as elsewhere ; and we
rely with equal confidence on the good feeling of this commu-
nity toward us.
In a general view we stand before you as creditors rather
than debtors; and in that relation are prepared to extend the
same indulgence and forbearance in times of difficulty and em-
barrassment, that we expect from you. Relying on your co-
operation to bring about the speedy restoration of a sound cir-
culating medium, this bank is prepared to co-operate with other
banks in any tneasure tending to the resumption of specie-pay-
ments. It cannot lie attempted, partially or otherwise, by ariv
singlebankh or by thie banks ofa single city, with any prospect of
success, nor, (permit its to add as our opinion,) with any perma-
nent advantage to any portion of the community
In conclusion, the President and Directors of the Bank of
Washington reiterate the declaration, heretofore publicly made,
of their ability and of their determination to meet all their obliga-
tions ofe very kind in good faith. And they take this opportunity to
add, that it would be gratifying fo them to exhibit a statement of
the concerns of the bank, with a view to satisfy all~having claims
on it of the perfect solvency of tihe institution.
By order of the Board :

sale all those tracts, or parts of tracts, or parcels of land,
situate in Montgomery county, Maryland, which were at one
time owned by Ihe late Charles C. Jones, and conveyed to me
by deed, bearing date the 14th of June, 1824, executed by
Walter Smith, John Cox, and John Bowie, trustees appointed
for that purpose (among others) by a decree of Montgomery
county court, sitting as a court of equity ; which deed is record-
ed in liber X folios 3'47 and 348, one of the land records of Mont-
gomery county, saving therefrom a portion of the land (about
400 acres) included in said deed, and heretofore conveyed by
me to James Hawkins. I also offer for sale a number of ne-
groes ofeither sex, heretolbre employed on the above land.
Persons desirous to purchase this property, or arty part of it,
are directed to make application to B. S. P'orrest, at Rockville,
Montgomery county. C. SMITH,
may 26--eo6td&cp Georgetown.
ILEASE.-At the request of Dr. Ashton Alexander, of
Baltimore, I will sell, rent, or lease, to a good tenant, on accom-
modating terms, that very desirable' property in; the vicinity of
Washington known as Jackson Hill," which has been for sev-
eral years past the residence of Mrs. Alexander.
Jackson Hill is distant from the President's House about one
and a half mile, and is in full view of Pearce's Gardens; its si-
tuation is elevated-and salubrious, and it is abundantly supplied
with pure and excellent water.
The mansion-house is spacious, one hundred and twenty-six
feet long, and has roows of ample size and judicious arrange-
ment, and is well calculated to accommodate with great comfort
and convenience a large family.
For any special information in regard to this property, refer-
ence may be had to Mr. John Gadsby, of Washington, or Mr.
L. B. Hardin, of the Navy Department, or to the 'ubscriber in
Alexandria, who are alone authorized to treat on the subject.
This house is very well supplied with excellent furniture of
modern style and superior quality, well meriting the attention
of the person who may purchase, rent, orlease the house, which
I am authorized to dispose of at public or private sale, as trustee. .
ap 11-- eotf BERNARD HO)E. Trustee.
[1 OTICE TO EMIGRANTS.-The subscriber, be-
ing connected with the Pittsburg lines ofsplendid Steam
Packets to Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis, in
forms emigrants from 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 Land Company, that he has made arrangements
for their reception immediately on their arrival at. his S eamboat
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 not being enabled to obtain shelter for themselves
or a depot for their goods.
Editors in England, Ireland, and the ports of embarkation in
Germany, will promote the interests of their countrymen by
inserting this notice. JQB STANBERY,
feb 25-eo6m Wheeling, Virginia.
N. B. Those bound to Texas will please call on Wm. Bryan
No. 36, Old Levee street, New Orleans.
r KA NAWHA CAN AL.--There is still a large amount
of mechanical work to let on the line of the Jamne, River and
Kanawha Improvement, consisting of twenty locks, about one
hundred culverts, and several large aqueducts,which will be of-
fered to responsible contractors at fair prices.
The locks and aqueducts are to be built ofcut stone.
Thle work contracted Ibfor must be finished by the 1st day of
July, 1838.
Persons iesirouns ofobtaining work are requested to apply at
the office of the undersigned, in the city of Richmond, before the
15th of May, or between the 5th and the 15th of July.
Chief Engineer James River and Kahpwha Co.
P. S. The valley of James river above Richmond is healthy.
ap 18-3tawtl july ...

WEAR.-The subscribers have received, in addition
to their former stock,' a well-selected assortment of Gentle-
men's Summer Wear, viz.
10 pieces Twilled Summer Cloths,
25 do. 5-4 Bombasirs,
10 do. single milled Cassimeres,
50 do. Fashionable Russia Drillings, (warranted all linen,)
100 do. rich Corded Marseilles,
25 do. Grass Cloths,
50 do. Broad Cloth3, of every color,
20 dozen Satin, Mode, Silk, and Bomobasin Stocks,
20 do. Gum Elastic Suspenders,
5 do. rich figured Silk Cravats.
The above Goods will be sold cheap, by the yard, or made up,
as the customers may prefer, by the most experienced work-
men, and in the most fashionable style, and at prices cheaper
than ever. BRADLEY & CATLETT.
may 30-eo2w (Globe)
HfERRINGS AND SHAUI.--Just Received-
S1,000 bbls. gross Herrings
500 do. nett do.
25 do. put up for family use
20 half do. do. do.
90 dorn Shad

Piney Point.
THE SUBSCRIBER, thankful for the liberal encourage-
mcnt extended-to him during the last season, respectful-
Iv informs his friends and the Public thathe continues to keep
this popular bathing place, the accommodations of which have
beon great y extended and improved since the last season, and
that it is rno v open fii the reception of company.
Piney Point, on which the Pavilion is situated, i3 a clear, open
cape, (though wooded in the rear on the north and east:) jutting
into tile Potomac, near its mouth, where th miles wide, in full view of the Chesapeake bay. The bathing
is very nfue, the water being nearly as s alt as that of the ocean,
and the air as pure. It possesses the advantage of'the greatest
Abundance of'the largest oysters, of soft and hard crabs, and all
the varieties of excellent fish with which the waters of the Che-
sapeake around.
The proprietors have made very extensive improvements for
the accommodation and convenience of visitors. To the fifty
new Lodging Rooms opened last season there has been added a
large new separate building, containing 28 Lodging Rooms, a'-
fording, in the whole estab'ishmnent, amplle accommodation for
200 visitors. There are a spacious Ball Room, Billiard Room,
Bowling Alleys, Quoit Yards, &c., the whole fronting the river
t.o the south, within a hundred yards of the clean white beach.
There are provided, also, two beautiful and conmmiodious Yachts,
under the charge of'an experienced and skilful seam-in. There
are baihi:ig hoiises for those who prefer them to tile open surf;
also, a sub6lantial wharf for the steamboats to come up to, in-
stead of landing and taking off passengers in the small boats,
as heretofore ; which, moreover, enables visitors to bring car-
riages and horses, if they choose.
Besides the salt water luxuries above named, every thing will
be supplied for the table which the markets of the District, Bal-
timore, and Norfolk can afford, to which the steamboat lines
furnish regular access ; and the house will be amply provided
with the best wines and other liquors.
Thb establishment has been well, though plainly, furnished.
throughout, including new mtnattresses and bed furniture.
The steamers which ply between tile District and Baltimore
and Norfolk furnish to the inhabitants of those cities regular
opportunities for visiting and departing from tile Pavilion.
The subscriber has procured the aid of efficient and attentive
assistants for the Bar and other departments of the establish-
It is determined that moderate charges shall constitute one
of the advantages of the establishment ;-to this shall be added
the most zealous efforts to please, and the subscriber trusts that
these efforts, united to the experience acquired by him as keep-
er for several years of the 1tvansion-house Hotel in Phiiadel-
phia, will enable him to give satisfaction to all wtro may favor
him with a visit.
Members of Congress coming on to the extra session, will
find it agreeable and refreshing to slop A few days at the Pavi-
lion, and enjoy its Baths and other luxuries.
The notes of all solvent Banks taken at par.
Price qf Board-For less than a week, $1 50 a daiy.-Foar
a week or longer, $1 25 a day.
I.A RUP.-A sure, easy, and safe remedy for the Summer
Complaint in children, or for derangements of the bowels in
persons of every age.
After repeated trialQ, the subscriber feels himself authorized
most confidently to recommend the above remedy to the patron-
age of parents and all others who may need medical aid. So
well assured is the undersigned of the worth of the above reme-
dy, that after a faithful trial, pursuant to directions given, if the
benefit attributed to it does not follow, lie will refund the price
paid for the article.
One happy circumstance attending the exhibition of this Si-
rup is, that, so' far from there being any difficulty in inducing
children to take it, they are fond of it, and are more apt to want
more than to refuse what's given.
Its constituents are exclusively vegetable. Its properties pro-
mote perspiration, ease pain, throw off mobific matter, produce
gentle alvine evac-uatians, strengthen the general habit, improve
the appetite, and invite sleep without the aid of opium. Apply
at the first d3or on E street, east of 9th.
N. B. References in abundance can be given to applicants.
No danger need be apprehended to the weakest infants from
its use.
june 2-3tiw3w WV. LANPHIER.

sion of other banks, whose notes they held. Nor was there any
source whence new supplies of specie could bh drawn to re-
plenish their vaults, exhausted as they would have been by a
continuance to pay specie after banks elsewhere had ceased
to do so.
The banks of this city, therefore, did not assume the right of
locking up the national and legal specie currency of the country
in their vaults. They suspended payment from necessity alone-
a necessity which they had no agency in producing, and which
it was not in their power to evade.
The suspension of payment by the District banks is not the
cause of specie being banished from circulate on. If' the banks
here had continued their payments, the coin issued by them
would not have been kept in circulation, as the inducements of
a profit of 8 or 10 per cent.would have drawn it to the large sea-
ports for shipment out of the country as fast as it could have been
paid out b, the banks.
It is a fact which, we presume, gentlemen, is well known to
you, that within a week preceding the suspension, more than
$100,000 in specie, fully equal to tile amount of their $5 notes,
were Iaid out by the banks, more, it is believed, than was paid
out by them in the year preceding. And although this sum, great
in pioportion t6 the capitals ol thie banks, has been paid out, and
no portion of it returned tob them, it is with great difficulty that
.specie change can,.even nowrimmnediately alter the heavy draft
from the vaults ofthe banks, oe procured foe ordirAiry purposes.
Ifa'itother suum of$100,000 should be paid out to-morrow, scarce-
ly a dollar of it would be seen in circulation the next week.
Whlien gold becomes more valuable than silver, and vice versa,
the more valuable metal instantly disappears. Upon the same
principle, it would be impossible, here or elsewhere, to keep
coin in circulation so long, as coin is considered more valuable
than bank notes. a
From the existing state of things, it is impossible for the banks
toredeem any part of their obligations in coin, unless they can
exact from their debtors coin in return. Supposing, however,
the banks possessed the ability to redeem their five dollar bills,
as desired by the citizens, coin would not le more abundant than
it is now, for it would at once be hoarded or sent to Europe,
whilst five dollar bills would be immediately and wholly with-
drawn from circulation, as the banks, after paying them once,
would cerrainlh not re-issue them in order to pay them over
again. The consequence, then, would be, and it would be re-
alized in one short week, that we should have no coin, nor even
notes in circulation of less denomination than $10. Were the
larger bills also to be redeemed with specie, there would be no
circulating medium whatever, except the notes of non-specie-
paying banks in the vicinity. Hence, the granting ofthe appli-
cation would,'instead of affording the anticipated relief, add to
the embarrassment of the community. In addition to which, it
may be remarked, that the banks, wholly deprived of their spe-
cie basis, by the operation proposed by'-the meeting, would be
unable to resume specie payments hereafter, when the banks
elsewhere shall pave the way for it.
In conclusion, we will say, that it is the sincere wish of this

SLiberty and UTfoi, now and forever, one and


We have placed in the preceding columns a
series of articles, evidently emanating from the
Department of State, purporting to betransla-
tions of certain official and unofficial publications
in Mexican newspapers.
We have not copied the remarks which accom-
panied the publication which we thus transfer
to our columns from the Globe; because they
are impertinent in general, and, wherein they
refer to the National Intelligencer, false and
calumnious in particular. To such despicable
scurrility we do not choose to give the conse-
quence of imputing it to the high officers of'the
Government. Fortunate will it be if Foreign
Powers, whose Ministers have been taught to
consider the Globe as the oracle of the Executive,
are able and willing to make the same discrimi-
nation between the doings of the Upper and the
Lower Cabinet, co-existing in this Government,
as we have done.
The articles to which we refer are entitled to
attentive perusal, as being so many links in the
chain of events which is to end in War or in
Peace, as it may please GOD to incline the hearts
of the Presidents of these UNITED STATES and
of the Republic of MEXICO. Our Constitution
has not, it is true, given to the President of the
United States power to declare war; but he may
very easily so manage the relations between this
country and any Foreign Power as to make war
inevitable. This was an object which General
JACKSON had very nearly accomplished, in re-
gard to MEXIco, before he went out of the Pre-
sidency. That there are persons now about the
Executive intent on bringing about a war with
MEXIco every one must perceive who reads daily
the official Government paper. Should the Pre-
sident unhappily yield to their pernicious coun-
sels, the Nation will not be quit of his Adminis-
tration (following that of General JACKSON) at
less cost than a serious loss of National strength,
and the creation of a new National Debt of per-
haps more than a Hundred Millions of Dollars.
We have ourselves heretofore acquitted the
PRESIDENT of any disposition to wage this medi-
tated war of ambition and aggrandizement, of
which blood, and carnage, and rapine, and plun-
der on both sides would not be the evils most to
be apprehended, great as they are. We yet have
confidence in his attachment to Peace, and, we
will add, in his attachment to the Union, the
integrity of which a war with Mexico (every
reflecting man must perceive) would place in
the most imminent jeopardy. But all do not
think as we do on this subject. All have not as
much confidence as we have in the pacific policy
of the President. There are, on the contrary,
many who believe that this Mexican quarrel is
to be thrown before Congress, when they meet,
as the tub to the whale, to divert its attention
from mal-administration of public affairs at home.
Can it be so? Can it be that the complaints of
a suffering People are to be drowned in the roar
of drums and trumpets and all the chorus of
martial sounds? We trust not. But, forewarned
forearmed. Let us hear what others have to say
upon the subject. Let us not slumber on our
post, but watch and guard against surprise from
any and every quarter.
With these few observations, we ask the at-
tention of the reader to the following article
which we copy from a conspicuous Eastern
We have all along predicted a war with Mex-
ico as likely to result from the course taken by
the General Government with respect to the
Texian insurrection. That it has been the de-

sign of the Cabinet at Washington to provoke the
Mexicans into a declaration of war there cannot
be a doubt ; and nothing has prevented that
design from being accomplished except the for-
bearance, and probably the fears, of the Mexican
But this war seems now upon the point of los-
ing its probable and quasi character, and of being
turned into an actual and regular contest. No
doubt the Cabinet at Washington look upon it as a deliv-
erance, and are determined to make the most of it. The
deposit bank system having exploded, they have lost the
power of buying and rewarding partisans, by distributing
the public money among them. It is necessary to devise a
new way of enriching their adherents-to hit upon a new
expedient for distributing the spoils." This is absolutely
necessary to the existence of the present Administration.
They are supported by a body of mercenary troops, who
positively will not fight without regular pay; and, unless
this can by some means be provided, a mutiny must be
looked for, more formidable than that which, for similar
reasons, lately happened in the Texian army.
Now, what better means of increasing the power of the
Government-of hushing up existing complaints against
it-of providing an inexhaustible fund for the pay and re-
ward of political partisans, than to plunge the nation into a
foreign war 1 What fat jobs, in the way of contracts for
supplies, may be thus created? What an extent of pa-
tronage in the issue of commissions, naval and military !
And, with a standing army of fifty thousand men, under
the command of officers appointed on account of their poli-
tical merits and opinions, what might not an ambitious Pre-
sident hope to accomplish I
The fund of partisan reward which a war with Mexico
would create, we have said, would be almost inexhaust-
ible. It would certainly be so; foi, if the Government have
contrived to spend some ten millions in the war with the
Seminoles, a little band of straggling Indians, not fifteen
hundred strong, how much might they not be able to lavish
upon a Mexican war 1
This is indeed an important subject. Apart from all
questions as to the justice or expediency of the contest, or
the light in which such a war would place us before a
captious world, the political consequences of it cannot be


JACISON, (Miss.) MAY 18, 1837.
Messrs. GALES & SEATON: "The Legislature
of this State [Mississippi] has just adjourned.
They have done nothing towards relieving the
distress of the State. In fact, nothing can be
done by a State Government. Relief must come
from the Federal Government, or not at all. No
other kind of legislation can be of any benefit
to the country.
"It is deplorable to see a State, possessing
the wealth that this State does, prostrated at a
blow. A few months ago every thing was life
and animation among us. Now, things look
gloomy and heart-sickening."


The Legislature of this State, convened in an
extraordinary session, has adjourned without do-
ing any thing to relieve the community, in con.-
sequence of the hostility to each other of the
equally divided parties in one branch of the
Legislature-equally divided because of the
absence of two of the Whig Councillors.

The Horticultural Society have reason, we
think, to be particularly proud of their exhibi-
tion this year. The array of flowers especially
surpasses that ofany previous exhibition, and is
highly creditable to the attention bestowed on the
cultivation by the ladies and others of our Dis-
trict. We observed in the collection many rare
and beautiful varieties, and the entire display is
honorable alike to the liberality of the contribu-
tors, and the industry and skill of the commit-
tee, who, it deserves especial mention, have
been much indebted, in the arrangement, to the
kind assistance of the ladies, to whose charac-
teristic taste and gratifying assiduity the exhi-
bition owes much of its beauty and attraction. Of
the fruits, the strawberries may be named as de-
cidedly finer than any even of the iery fine spe-
cimens of former years; but a more particular
notice of the exhibition from us is rendered un-
necessary .b the following article, handed to us
by a friend :
hibition of the Horticultural Society, which commenced
yesterday, promises to be, considering the backwardness of
the season, equal to any of the preceding. The collection
of flowers, both for variety and splendor, is not interior to
that of any former exhibition. Some of the fruits, espe-
cially the strawberries and some cherries, brought yester-
day, were remarkably fine, the former measuring upwa:ds
of three inches in circumference. These wrre, we under-
stand, furnished by the enterprising horticulturists, Wil-
liam Cammack and J. Hoppe, and do them great credit.
We noticed a beautiful collection of geraniums from the
green-house of Mr. Buist, who has recently established
himself among us. The specimens from the green-house
of Mr.J. Peirce, and from the collection of Dr. Gunnell,
Mrs. Bomford, and others, were very beautiful. We can-
not, from the cursory glance taken ofthis fine show yester-
day, undertake to particularize; but we acknowledge the
great gratification we received from the examination we
were enabled to make of the various articles exhibited.
The Society has done wonders in this District in the im-
provemment of esculent vegetables, fruits, and 'flowers, and
it deserves every encouragement. No spectacle can be
more beautiful or gratifying to all tastes than these exhibi..
tions, and we hope they will be liberally patronized by all
who take an interest in horticultural pursuits. The Sa-
loon where the exhibition is held this year is well suited,
by its spaciousness and elegance, to display all the produc-
tions of the garden to great advantage. It is handsomely
decorated, and will be brilliantly lighted, under the direc-
tion of the co:nmittee of arrangements, to whose assiduity
and zeal the Society and the Public are much iidetbted for
this beautiful display. A choice band of music lends its
harmony to the scene.

The Bank, the Government, and the Naval
Pension Fund.-We have seen a variety of pa-
ragraphs in the newspapers, in relation to an
arrangement said to have been made between
the Bank of the United States and the Govern-
ment, by which the former has agreed to pay,
at certain points, foum hundred thousand dollars,
on account of pensions to our naval veterans.
We have made inquiry, and have reason to be-
lieve the statement true; but can perceive no-
thing in the affair very unexpected or remark-
able. The pension fund has, like every thing
else, partaken somewhat of the existing de-
rangement of the currency; and it was highly
creditable to the Secretary, in his anxiety to se-
cure the payment of money voted by Congress
to those who had served their country in her
hour of need, to avail himself of the facilities of
the bank ; while the promptness of that iustittl-

tion, in acting with him in the measure, is enti-
tled to equal commendation. If this disposi-
tion on both sides were practised more fre-
quently, it would be far better for the interests
of the country.-Phila. Inquirer.
Laughlin and Jenny O'Hoole, brought up for stealing a
mat from the door of Mr. Johnson, Hesterstreet, N. York.
The Sun gives the following dialogue, which we transcribe
as an unvarnished tale, depicting in gra hic colors the ex-
tent to which the misery inflicted on the country by a
wicked Government has reached :
Magistrate.-You have both been here several times be-
fore. I shall now have to send you to the penitentiary for a
ML-ry --God bless you, and sind us for six months, and that's
as long as you can. It's better to be in the penitentiary than
nowhere at ai'.
Magistrate.-You seem to know all I can do with you.
-Mary.-It's hard if I didn't: I have spent many a comfort-
able iay in the penitentiary, and hope I shall again; for it's
better than to be starved to death in the street.
Magistrate.-I shall not send you for a longer time than I
have mentioned.
Mliary.-Well, praised be the Lord, there's more mats than
one in the city.
Magistrate.-Yes, and you'll get in the State prison, if you
don't let them alone, and lead a better lift'.
Mary.-We're willing to get any where to keep tle life in
us ; and, if we are to die, we should like to die decently under
a roof.
Jenny.--Good luck to your honor! and lock us up as long
as you can. We deserve it, for we haven't a cint in the world!
THE BARNES'S.-Mr. Barnes had taken berths in the
Ben Sherrod for himself, wife, and daughter, and sent the
bagg.,ge on board, but, from some cause, was induced to
remove it to the steamboat Ambassador, thus verifying the
There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft,
And keeps watch for the life of old Jack."
A LIFE LosT.-The body of a German was taken from the
Schuylkill on Fiiday last, and the following facts were elicited
at the investigation held by the Coroner: It seems that, on the
day previous, a party of Germans were engaged to unload a
coal-boat, and, while so employed, were furiously assaulted by
another party of workmen, who threw pieces of coal and wood
among them, and eventually compelled thm to abandon their
employment in great haste. On re-assembling at some other
place, they discovered the absence of one of their number, and
subsequently recoznised him in the dead body taken from the


FROM TAMPA.-An express arrived last night
from Tanipa with despatches to General ARMIS-
TEAD, who is charged with the defence of the
country east and south of the St. John's river.
Their contents, so far as we can ascertain, are
not of a very favorable character, though but lit-
tle is mentioned of the state of affairs in that
quarter. No mention is made of any shipments
of emigrants. General JESUP doubts the faith
of the Indians, and intends continuing the posts
now established. If the posts are broken up
the Indians will not etigrrate. The post at
New Smyrna is ordered t6 be established, and,
in compliance with this order, Captain Web-
ster's company of artillery will be conveyed by
the steamboat to take position there.
Information had been communicated to Gen,
eral JQsuP by Governor CALL, that fifteen men,
women, and children had been murdered on the
Appalachicola river, supposed to be by Creeks.
Major Nelson's battalion has been ordered to
report to Governor Call.
We have rumor after rumor of the movements
and disposition of the Indians towards emigra-
tion, both favorable and unfavorable; and now
many, if not all, begin to look upon the prospects
of the close of the war as yetfar distant. One
rumor says that Gen. JESUP has expressed his
opinion that they cannot be got off before fall;
and another that a deputation had waited on him
with a request for a further extension of time
until fall to emigrate, which was refused.
A letter from Fort Dade, received in this city
last evening, says that it was reported there that,
all the Indians at Tampa had absconded, except
about 120 or 130 men, women and children,who
were enrolled for emigration.
Oceola, with his band, it is presumed, had not
arrived when the express left Tampa; but Coa-
hajo, who is said to be the principal chief on the
St. John's river, with whom he was, made the
most positive assurances at Fort Mellon that lhe
would be at Tarnpa by the 25th instant with
their bands, ready to emigrate.-St. Augustine
Herald, May 25.

The steamer Merchant arrived at Pensacola on Friday
last, from Tampa Bay, via Appalachicola. The Merchant
left Tampa on Tuesday week; or board are all the ma-
rines of the West India squadron, under the command of
Lieut. WAI.DRON. About 150 of the mounted Alabama
volunteers and 30 horses were landed at Appalachicola.
Passengers, Colonel HENDERSON, Commandant Marine
Corps; Captain HOWLE, Adjutant Corps; Surgeon KEAR-
NEY, United States Navy; Lieutenants LONG and STARKE,
of the Marine Corps; Lieut. CHOPARD, of the Navy, and
Lieut. BRENT, of the Army.

The news at Tampa corroborates previous accounts that
the Indians are coming in. Oceola, or Philip, will be in
with his warriors, it is stated, as early as it is desired. It
is understood he will not come in until Cloud's party are
off, which will be from the 10th to the 15th proximo. Gen.
JESUP is still at Tampa, with several companies of the Ma-
rine Corps and artillery. The Vandalia, sloop of war, is
to sail for Pensacola after the first shipment of Indians.
The forces it Tampa are in the enjoyment of good health.

Mr. W~EBSTER's reception at Louisville was
enthusiastic beyond description. He was en-
tortained at a Barbacue. The Journal states
that it was a noble affair. No less than
twenty sheep, twenty-five caves, thirty shiats,
sixty bacon hamns, and several heifers, were pre-
pared for the occasion. The crowd was tre-
mendous, consisting of not less than 4,000 per-
sons. Mr. Webster's speech was two hours int
length, and, although we could not distinctly
hear him, the loud and long-continued thunder-
peals of applause, that followed the vivid flashes
of his eloquence, were to us the best possible
testimonial of the immense power of the orator."
in New Hamipshire decides that a boy may be an appren-
tice without indentures. The decision is that the appren-
tice is under the direction and control of the master, whe-
ther hound by written indenture or not, and that no parent
or guardian can interfere to the injury of the master, either
by taking the apprentice home, or placing him under a new
master, without rendering himself liable for damages. If
any other person employs an apprentice without consent
from the master, he is not only liable for damages, but for
the earnings of the apprentice for the time of his -employ-

Washington, June 7, 1837.
N adjourned genera meeting of the stockholders of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company will be held.in
the City Hall, in the city of Washington, on Monday, thie 12th
instant, at 12 o'clock M. JOHN P. INGLE,
june 8-3t Secretary.
"~ OO D AN I) COAL.-The subscribers are now ready
L to enter into contract for the delivery of any quantity of
Lehigh Coal of superior quality, either broken and screened
or in the lump.
Also, we are now in the course of reception, by way of rail-
roa;1, a supply of superior oak wood of lawful !ngth.
We respectfully invite our friends and the Public to give us a
call, as we shall endeavor to give general satisfaction.
Apply at the Wood and Coal Yard Office south side of Penn-
sylvania avenue, between 3d and 4J streets, or at Mr. E.
Simms's store, nearly opposite Gadsby's Hotel. Orders left at
either place will be promptly allenied to by
P. S. We have also about one hundred and fifty cords of first-
rate Chestnut Oak Bark, which we would like to disp ose of
june 8-3t P. M. P. & CO.
On Saturday morning, at 8 o'clock, in front of Lloyd's Ho
tel, will be solid a very handsome Sorrel Horse, about 5 ifi'm
old. He is rec.ommendedas a first-rate Saddle-Horse, at.ive..
an, well gaited. The person selling has no use for him. Any
gentleman wishing such a horse may not soon get a better op-
portunity. EDWD. DYER,
june 8-3t Auctioneer,
OAT FOR SALE.-Will be sold at Public Auction'
at Seventeenth-street wharf, on WEDNESDAY, 14th'
instant, at 5 o'clock P. M., The Custom-house Boat" used
at this place, with all her Tackle, &c. This Boat is of the most
approved construction, and built of the best materials. She can
be ex;imined at any time before the sale. Terms, &c. at sale.
june 8-eo&ds Auctioneer.
Negro girl VAIANDA ran away on Wednesday, May
24th; is about sixteen years of age, rather small, light conmplex-
ion, looks pleasing when spoken to. She is also quite likely..
She told it to several that she was going to the country, but I
suppose that was merely to delude us. She took the best of her
clothes with her. We cannot form any idea where slte could
have gone. I will give the above reward if taken up out of the
city, or $10 if in the District.
june 8-eo3t
OOKS !!-GARRET ANDERSON has received for
sale, Crichton, a novel, by W. H. Ainsworth, author of
Rook wood.
Robertson's History of Charles Vth.
Knowledge for the People, in 10 small Nos.

TEXAs.-VWe learn by a letter from our Texas
correspondent, that the army there is in a sad
state of insubordination ; and this is principally
owing to their being kept so long in a state of
inactivity, and that they have threatened to elect
their own officers, and march for Metamoras im-
mediately, and pay themselves with plunder,'un-
less the Government enters into some arrange-
ment instantly for offensive operations against
Mexico. In consequence of this conduct on
the part of the mass of the soldiers, General A.
S.-.JDINSON, the Commander-in-Chief, left the
army and went to Houstcn, and held a secret
conference with the Cabinet during two or three
days, the result of which has not transpired, but
we learn that he insists upon resigning, unless
the Government gives him orders to march to
Metamoras. Further, our informant states that
the soldiers threatened to march upon Houston,
and fire every house in it, if the Cabinet allowed
the land office to be opened, according to an-
noun.cemcnt, on the 1st of June ; they stating
that the speculators and idlers would be able to
locate the choice lands, whilst their military du-
ties in the field would prevent them from pro-
curing a fair participation in the location ofeli-
gible lands. In consequence of such a demon-
stration of feeling,-President HOUSTON, by pro-
clamation, prohibited the opening of the land
office, according to former announcement.
It wa expected at Houston that the Congress
would hold but a short session, and adjourn be-
fore the 4th of July. A minister is to be sent
from, Texas to Great Britain, to request the latter
Power to recognize the independence of the

A N ELECTION for Directors of this Bank will be held
S at the BKnking House on Monday, the 3d July next, from
10 o'clock A. M. to 3 o'clock P. M.

june 5-eotd


E LECTION NOTICE.-An election for twelve Di-
rectors for this Institution, to serve the en-uing yesr, will
be held, in conformity with the charter, on Monday, the 3d
July, at the banking house, between the hours of nine and three
june 1-td J. I. STULL, Cashier.
A T PRIVATE SALE-A good Cookt and House
~ ervant.-Is offered at private sale for a term of years,
(say about 9 years,) a servant woman, about 26 years old, arn
excellent cook, washer, and ironer, and a good house servant.
She is well recommended. Apply to
june 6-3t (Glo.) Auetioneer.
The Language of Flowers, price 37 cents.
The Moral of Flowers, with numerous splendidly colored
plates, (English.)
Main's Popular Botany, (English,) colored plates.
Flores Poetici and Florists' Manual, for Cultivators of Flow-
ers, treating on Vegetable Physiology and Systematic Botany,
with nearly one hundred colored engravings of Poetic Flowers,
with numerous emblematical and poetical illustrations, in one
octavo volume, price 83 25.
Colored Drawings, illustrative of Rev. James Hervey's Re-
flections on a Flower Garden, 1 vol. English.
The Romance of Nature, with large splendidly colored En-
gravings of Flowers.
Tihe American Flower Garden Directory, by Hibbert & Buist,
containing practical directions for the culture, management, &c.
Doyle's Flower Garden, or, Monlhly Calendar of Practical
Directions fir the Culture of Flowers, with colored Flowers,
price 75 cents.
Fiora and Thalia, containing colored plates, with appropriate
Poetical Illustrations, (English.)
Book of Flowers," Calendar of Flowers," "Gems of
Flowers and Poetry," all containing illustrative Poetry and En-
gravings, and handsomely bound and gilt.
Various Books of Instruction on Drawing and Painting Flow-
Albums containing colored Flowers.
Flora's laterpreter, by Mrs. Hale.
Mrs. Wirt's Flora's Dictionary.
Garland of Flora.
Withering's B nany, in 4 octavo volumes, English.
Smith's Flora Britannica, in 3 octavo volumes, English.
Botany for Beginners, by Mrs. Phelps.
Doctor Comstock's Young Botanist.
Brereton's Botany of the District of Columbia.
Elliot's Botany of Carolina and Georgia, in 2 octavo vols.
Bigelow's American Medical Botany.
Browne's American Forest Trees.
Humboldt and Bonpland's Plants of Mexico,'South America,
and the West Indies, in one large folio volume, filled with en-
Together with a large and valuable collection of other works
(not mentioned above) in the same class of literature and science,
all for sale, at the lowest prices, at the Waverly Circulating Li-
brary, iiimnediately east of Gadsby's Hotel. june 8
gij-RES I DRUGS.-JAMES YOUNG, Jr. & CO. have
S just received an additional supply of Fresh Diugs and
Medicines from the North, which will be put up with their usual
accuracy and attention at their store, coiner of 3d street west
and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Those indebted (even in the smallest sums) to the business
heretofore conducted in the name of Johnson Eliot, are again re-
spectfully requested to call and settle their accounts up to the
1st day of April last, as the old business must be closed as soon
as possible.
june 3-6t JAMES YOUNG, Jr. & CO.
-OR RENT-A large and commodious Ware-house, sit-
S tuated on C street, at present occupied by Edward Dyer.
Possession given on the 1st of July next. For terms, apply to
june 2-2w CARY & CO.
arrd 9th streets, and opposite the Centre Market, feels
himself indebted to his friends for their kindness in protecting
and saving his property at the late fire. He now returns his
thanks, and would very respectfully inform them that he still
continues to do business in his old stand, where he will be very
h ippy to accommodate his customers on the most reasonable
He has on hand an excellent assortment of Russia, Beaver,
Willow and Leghorn Hats, a new and handsome article, suita-
ble for gentlemen's summer wear, and he will continue to keep
a fresh supply of every thing in his line of business of the very
best qo'ality. Also, a few dozen of Satin Beaver Hats, all of
the latest fashions. June 7-7t
' O()TICE.-Being about to leave the city for five or six
L weeks, this is to inform the Public that Mr. Leonard Whit,
ney is authorized to transact any business for me during my ab-
jnne 7--3t WM. A. WILLIAMS.
TOTICE.-CLEMENT T. COOTE, who, for ten years
.-1 last past, was a member of the Board of Aldermen, did,
from and after the 16th of December, 1836, decline to try any
causes in which the Corporation of Washingtcon was plaintiff, in
compliance with the decision of tle Circuit Court ofthe District
of Columbia. on that day. communi icated to him, that every
member of the Corporation was incompetent to try any cause
in which the said Corporation was plaint!f'; and that their
being members of the Corporation was solely the ground of
their incompetency. C. T. C. therefore very respectfully in-
forms his friends that he has ceased to be a mem,,er o tihe
Board of Aldermen, and that he is, therefore, now eligible to
hear and determine any care in which the Corporation is plain-
tiff that may be brought before him.
I'olice intelligence, and other business, requiring the aid of
the Magistracy, will receive prompt and discreet attention.
Instruments of writing, such as are usually prepared by Ma-
gistrates, drawn with accuracy and despatch.
Office north of Bank of Washington, second house east or
7th st-eet. (Glo.&Met.) june 5- 3taw2w
"ribATENT PULVIS.--Just received, atStationers' Hall,

tion of our citizen soldiers by their military
friends in Baltimorc, and by the citizens gener-
ally, appears to have been in keeping with theii
known character for munificent hospitality. We
perceive by the following paragraph extracted
fiomr the Baltimore American of the 5th instant,
that the Washington Light Infantry" have imet
with a most cordial reception, and been favora-
bly noticed for their very handsome appear-
ance and soldier-like discipline."
MILITARY.--Or city was honored yelterdy with a
visit by the elegant corps of H'ashington Light Infantry,
from the District. They were received on their arrival at
the railroad depot by several of the city volunteer corps,
detailed for the service, and escorted to their quarters.
The very handsome appearance and soldier-like discipline
of our neighbors were such as to elicit universal admira-
tion. In the afternoon the Light Division paraded under
command of General Steuart, in honor of the occasion,
and sustained, by the brilliancy of their appearance and
the accuracy of their movements, the reputation for disci-
pline which their fellow-citizens had previously awarded
them. The day was cool, and, with the exception of some
dust, was very favorable for the parade.
At four o'clock this afternoon a public dinner is to be
given to the military guests.
The Washington Light Infintry' will leave this city
on Thursday morning next, at nine o'clock precisely, by
the cars for Washington."
It appears that the Washington Light Infant-
ry will return from Baltimore by the cars this
morning, so that an opportunity will be afforded
to our citizens of reviewingthem as they march
along Pennsylvania Avenue. In noticing this
fine company on Tuesday last, we omitted to
state that the handsome standard presented by
General Jones was of light blue silk. The por-
trait of Washington (executed in good style b.
Mr. Samuel Charles) was surmounted by the
American Eagle, and surrounded by twenty-six
stars. The splendid silver tassel and fringe gave
to the banner a very handsome and striking ap-
pearance, as it was proudly unfurled and exposed
to the pleasant breeze of the morning.

ANOTHER F aE.-On Tuesday afternoon, about three
o'clock, the carpenter's shop of Mr. James Carrico, situat-
ed ndrth of St. John's Church, in the First Ward, was dis-
covered to be on fire, and, in a very short time, was totally
consumed. We are sorry to learn that Mr. Carrico has
lost nearly all his tools We have been told by a respect-
able inhabitant of the First Wara, that this fire was occa-
sioned by the use of a lighted segar in the shop-a danger-
ous practice, which cannot be too strongly guarded against.
We understand that the Union Fire Company turned out
with commendable alacrity ; but the building was consum-
ed before their exertions could be made available,

PoLICE INTETLIGENCE.-On Tuesday last was commit-
ted, by Justice Thompson, to the county jail,,for trial, a
man named John Nelson, charged with stealing two print-
ed books, the property of C. L. Coltman. These books
were found on the person of a man named Fleminings, who
was taken up by the patrol about a werk ago. Flemmings,
however, identified Nelson as the person of whom he had
bought the books at a grog shop, near the Centre Market.
Several other books were brought to the Magistrate's of-
fice, which are presumed to have been stolen from different
individuals. Mr. Coltman stated that he had lost many
books from his house, at different periods, for some time
It is a remarkable fact, that, at the late city elections, all
the members of the old Board of Aldermen and Common
Council, who were candidates, have been re-elected. The
new members consist entirely of gentlemen who have been
elected to serve in place of old members who had expressed
a determination to resign.

FIRE AT THE NAVY YARD.-Yesterday afternoon, about
2 o'clock, another fire broke out in one of the out-build-
ings attached to the dwelling of Mr. John Bohlayer, butch-
er, near the Garrison, at the Navy Yard. The flames
spread with great rapidity, and, in a short time, destroyed
a meat-house; stable, and another small building. We
are sorry to learn that one of Mr. Bohlayer's horses wa~"
so severely burnt, before it could be got out of the stable,
that it will probably not recover. The Anacostia Engine
rendered essential service in saving the dwelling of Mr.
Bohlayer. It was most admirably worked by the mechan-
ics in the Navy Yard. The marines were on the spot im-
mediately, and kept the engine well supplied with water.
Two or three other engines arrived from different parts of
the city, whose firemen deserved great praise for their
promptness in turning out. The alarm given was not gen-
erally spread through the city, and. for some time, it was
supposed that there was no fire of any consequence, if any
at all, in the city.

SOCIETY.-Carusi's Assembly Room yesterday presented a
most charming and lovely spectacle to the admirers of na-
ture, the florist, and the horticulturist. We stepped in for
a few minutes in the afternoon, and were highly gratified
by the rich display of beautiful flowers, bodoriferous plants,
and rich fruits, that were so admirably arranged in various
parts of the room. We hope that the exhibition will at-
tract a large company of visitors to-day, as well as yester-
day. We shall not attempt at present to particularize the
beauties of the scene. All we shall now say is, Come
and see."

casks fiesh burnt Thomaston Lime, on board the schooner
Mary, at Pairo's wharf, near the Canal Basin, for sale low by
the master. june 7-d3t
1HOES, BOOTS, AND HATS.-Forty cases Shoes,
l3 Boots, and Palm leaf Hats, for sale low for cash by
june 7-3t Auctioneer.
A CARD.-JOHN I)IX, Merchant Tailor, south side of
Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Brown's Hotel, having en-
tcred into partnership with Mr. William Dant, late of George-
town, begs leave to inform his friends and the Public generally,
that the business of the house will hereafter be conducted under
the firm of DIX & DANT.
WASHINGTON, APRIL 18, 1837-eo3m
TOTICE.-DIX & DANT, Merchant Tailors, would in-
form the Public that in a few days they will receive a
fresh and elegant supply of Spring and Summer-Goods, which
are offered on the most moderate terms. Gentlemen who have
experienced a difficulty in procuring a proper fit, are particu-
larly invited to call, as the apparatus used by us in taking mea-
sures cannot fail; its accurateness having been tested, and foitud
invariably to be correct. We therefore confidently request the
visits of our friends and former customers, and we indulge the
hope that those in Georgetown vith whom we have formerly
dealt, will give us a call. DIX & DANT.
WASHINGTON, APRIL 18, 1837-eo2m
j All persons hitherto indebted to J. Dix, will please make.
payments of their accounts to him, and those to whom he is in-
debted will please present their accounts to him for payment.
UBLIC SALE.--In pursuance of a decree of the Cir
cuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery, held for the
county of Fairfax, May term, 1837, directing a resale of the
land sold to Vmn. II. Demming, formerly the property of Win.
Moss, and sold to said Dernming tinder a decree of sail Court
t tMay term, 18:35. in the sit in chlancery wherein Hugh H.
McGuire, and Providence McCormick and others, are complain-
ants, and the infant heirs of William Moss, deceased, and oth-
ers, defendants, the subscribers as comminisioners under the
aforesaid decree, will sell at public sale tothe highest bidder, on
Thursday, 20th July next, on the premises, in Fairfax county,
the Farm on which the said William Moss resided, containing
three hundred and ten acres, by deed; six and a half miles
from Alexandria, and nine miles from Washington, lying on
both sides of the Little River Turnpike Road; the buildings are
good, land in good state (o cultivation, well watered, good or-
chard, &c.; there is a tavern on the same at the intersection of
the city road, a first-rate stand, and turnpike roads leading to
Washington and Alexandria; a more healthy or desirable situ-
ation cannot be had in the county.
Terms of sale : one-fourth cash; the balance in two equal in-
stalments of one and two years, to cairy interest from the day


The packet ship ENGLAND, which was toshave
left Liverpool on the Ist of May, was announced
by the captains of the news-boats as being be-
low last evening. The boatmen, however, mis-
took the ship, and the England is not in, although
due for some days. The packet ships to Eng-
land from the United States, and from England
to the United States, have made some of their
longest passages since last winter. The Eng-
land has been out 36 days, and has made the
passage frequently in 25 days.
From an Eastern paper I learn that all the
banks in New England (and tilere are about 200
banks in New England) have suspended specid~
payments, excepting a little bank, situated no-
body knows where, called the St. Alban's Bank.
The bills upon this bank are not reedemable in
Boston, and few of them are now in circulation,
and none are put in circulation by the bank. I
mention this fact, because the Brooklyn Bank
is redeeming its own notes in specie, although
it refuses to pay its depositors in specie, and is-
sues no bills, and of course affords no accom-
modation, or but little accommodation to its cus-"
Few of the bills of that bank are in circula-
tion. The Long Island Star intimates thatdther
Banks in B:ooklyn are as able to redeem their
own notes in specie as the Brooklyn Bank,
The Eastern papers received by this morn-
ing's mail contain better .news. The New,
Hampshire Legislature will assemble to-morrow.
The New Hampshire Pittfibt, which speaks by
authority, assures the Public that the Legislature.
will do very much what the New Jersey Legis-
lature has done--nothinig; that is, nothing to
relieve the citizens of the State from the pres-
sure. The Patriot says that Silveris the curren-
cy of the Democracy, and, "ir behalf of the Le-
gislature, says, first, that the Legislature will not
repeal the law which keeps the banks from is-
suing small bills; and secondly, in behalf of the
Democracy, says, that the Democracy. will re-
ceive nothing but silver.
The Common Council of the city have chang-
ed their banking business from the Mechanics'
Bank to the State Bank, because the Mechanics'
Bank is unwilling to lend all the money which
is required for doing the business- of the city.
No other news. Weather warm, and the city
as dutll as usual. Ycurs, &c.

C OLUMBIAN ACADEMY.-The examination of
the students oflthis establishment will c6nmmence on Tues-
duy, June 6, at 10 o'clock, and continue, with necessary inter-
mission,. Wednesday and Thursday. The-exhibition willtake
place on Friday, at. 4j o'clock. No boys, except thp pupils,-
will be admitted on Friday next, unless under the-protection'of
some person who will be responsible for their conduct. Th'e
patrons of the establishment, the Mayor and City Council, par-
ticularly the members ofthe Public School Commitlee, also the
Trustees of said School, and all persons interested,in the educa-
tion of youth are invited to attend. JOHN McLEOD,
june 7-3t Principal.
ses.-S. P. FRANKLIN begs leave toinform the Public
that he has on hand, and is now manufacturing, a large supply
of Straw Paillasses, fittedTor single or double beds. This arti-
cle is much esteemed as a heathful Summer bed in all the prin-
cipal cities, and is the very best nder bed for the Winter, and
is highly recommended by the Medical Faculty as a great
preserver of healh. .
S. P. F. is now prepared to execute any orders that he may
be favored within the Upholstering in all its various branches.
A large and superb collection of the latest style of Paper-hang-
ings, foreign and domestic, Venetian and other blinds, very
cheap. [Glo..] june 7--eo6tif
OTICE.--Persons having business with the subscribers
L will find them at the roamn on 9'h street, adjoining Dr.
Gunton's store. They respectfully request all who are indebt-
ed to them to call and settle their accounts as soon as converni-
ent. Those having claims against them will be pleased to' pre-
sent them for payment.
may 30-2w C. E. WASHINGTON &.CO.
P UBLIC SALE.-By virtue of a decree of the Circuit
Court of the District of Columbia for the county of Wash-
ington, passed in a cautse wherein Samuel Redfern and others
are complainan!s, and the heirs at law of the late Peter Davis
are defendants, will be exposed to sale at public auction, in
fr-ont of the premises, on the 26th day of June instant, at twelve :
o'clock at noon, Lot No. 12, in Square No. 116, in the City of
Washington, with the dwelling-house and other improvements.
Terms : One-fifth of the purchase money in cash, and there"
sidue in four equal payments at six, twelve, eighteen, and twen-.
ty-fbur months, to be secured by tIhe purchasers' bohds, with se-
curity, bearing interest from lthe day of sale.
The creditors of Peter Davis are required to file their claims,
duly proved, with the Clerk of the Court on or before the first

day of next term.
W. REDIN, Trustee.
june 5--taw&ds Auctioneer.
ILSON DOVE offers his services as an agent to the
citizens of Washington to furnish them with servants for
their own use. Persons wishing,,to sell their servants, tore-
main in this place, will please give me a call, as I can at all
times get then a good home Persons in the country, wishing
to dispose of their servants on the above terms, will please ad-:
dress me, post paid, and it will meet prompt attention. I can
he found at B. 0. Shelell's tavern, near the Centre Market.
Persons wishing to purchase for their own use will please call
as above. june 3-eotf
50 bbils. White Family Flour
70 do Whiskey, part old
2000 ibs. Lard, in kegs and barrels
200 bales Timothy Hay, packed by myself, and war-
200 bushels Corn Meal
Bran, Shorts, Ship Stuff, Chopped Rye, &c.
For sale low by CONRAD HOGMIRE,
june 2-3taw2w Water street, Georgetown.
FERRY.-The undersigr.ed, commissioners appointed
by the Superior Court of Jefferson county, will proceed to sell,
on Thursday, the 15oth day of June next, at Fitzsimmons' Ho-
tel, in HareFr's Ferry, at public sale, to the highest bidder, on
the terms hereinafter mentioned, a part of the real estate of
James B. Wager, remaining unsold from formersales, viz..
The Tavern Lot fronting the Arsenal yard, binding on the
Shenandoah street 9: feet, and running back about 150 feet.
This lot will be divided into four beautiful building lots, three of
which are each 30 feet on Shenandoah street, the other, 30 feet
by about 120 feet, on High street ; to be ,ld separately.
One other Lot (vacant) on the hill, behind the old Wager
Terms of sale: one-third in hand, the remaining two-thirds
in two equal payments, at nine and eighteen months. The title
to be withheld until the whole purchase money shall have been
may 26-wts Commissioners.
F 1FTY DOLLARS REWARD.--Ran away from
RIthe subscriber, living near Parrowsville, Fauquier coun-
ty, Virginia, about the first day of April last, negro man
EPHRAIM. He is between 26 and 30 years old, dark color,
mark over one of his eyes, occasioned by a blow, 5 feet 6 or 8
inches high, has a down look and surlr appearance when spo-
ken to ; clothes not recollected. For the apprehension of said
fellow, or securing him in jail so that I get him again, I will
give the above reward. MA A TT
may 30-2aw5t MARSHALL JETT.

V nd after Monday, the 24thi April, the Cars for and from
Baltimore will.depart according to the following arrangement.
At a quarter before 10 o'clock A. M. and at a quarter after
5 o'clock P. M.
At 9 o'clock A. M. and at half past 5 o'clock P. M.
ap 22 (Ref& Met).

ROUTE.-For the Great Mail and Travellers
through Baltimore, WVashington city, Fredericks-
burg, Richmond, Petersburg, Raleigh, &c.-On this
route, travellers go by railroad, from Baltimore to Washingion,
38 miles; by steamboat from Washington city to Potomac creek,
50 miles; by railroad from Fredericksburg to Richmond, 61;
and from Petersburg to Blakely, 60 miles.
Such is the expedition now on the ro:te, that travellers leav-
ing.Richmond in the morning at 4 o'clock, get to Washington in
tiatl to take the cars at a quarter before 5 P. M., and reach
Baltimore to supper by 8 P. M., giving them an opportunity of
resting a night at Baltimore, and still reaching Philadelphia next
day to dinner. Cnniog South, travellers leaving Baltimore in
the afternoon cars at 41 P. M. rest at night on inoard the steam-
boat from Washington to Potomac creek, and dine in Richmond
next day about 31 P. M.
SAt Washington, there is an omnibus to take passengers from
the steAmboatto the cars or taverns, and from the cars or taverns
to the boat.
Charge from Richmond to Washiinton, iit.luding the trans-
portation by omnibus at Washington, $6. From Washingtonto
altimore $2 50. Meals on the way of course paid for in ad..
edition. ap 8
~.a NOTICE.-The Steamer COLUMBIA, Jas.
Mitchell, master. will leave Washington, for
Norfolk, on'Thursday evening, the 11th instant, at 4 o'clock.
On herreturn, she will leave Washington for Baltimqre, on
Tuesday, the 16th instant, at 9 o'clock, where she is going to
make an outfit for the season, which will take about two weeks;
after which she will resume her regular trips to Norfolk. Due
notice will be given. On her trip to Baltimore the Columbia
will land passengers on the river, at the different landings.
may 9-tf
Company announce to the Public that they have this day coim-
menced running a daily line of packet-boats between George-
town and Shepherdstown. Hours of starting froui each place 4
o'clock A. M.
Fare through (72 mile) three dollars and fifty cents; inter-
mediate distances in proportion.
For passage, apply at Von Essen's Refectory, Georgetown,or
of W, Short,. Shepherdstown J. I. STULL,
ap 18 (M,-t) Secretary.

S NOTICE.-Washington Branch
Railroad.-In accordance with the provi-
sions ofa late act of the General Assembly
of Maryland, authorizing the Presid :nt arid
Directors of the Ialtimore and Ohio Rail-
road Company, in their discretion, to reduce, from time to time,
the rate of toll for conveyance of passengers, in each direction,
ort the same day, between the cities of Washington and Balti-
ifiore, notice i# 'hereby given, that, on SUNDAY NEXT, the 4th
of June, and 6n each succeeding Sunday during the summer,
when fair, extra Cars will be provided fbr the accommodation
of passengers by the regular train, at 9- o'clock A. M., on which
occasion the fare will be fixed at $3 for the round trip. Appli-
cation for tickets will be made to the Agen!, at the ticket office.
june 1-3t&law6w (Globe, Met. & Alex. Gaz.)
Passage to Norfolk, Peters-
burg, and Richmond.-On and
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 and
Wednesday afterioun.
The Columbus will leave the same wharf every Wednesday
afternoon, atsatice hour, and, returning, wiill leave Norfolk every
Friday afternoon, weather permitting; will put passengers on
board the Philadelphia bo:tt next morning.
These Boats run in, connexion with the Charleston stenin
-packets, and the James river steamboats for Petersburg aind
Richmond. Passage and farp $8.
All baggage at the risk of the owners.
mar 23-2aw Baltimore.
S. C.-The superior steampackets
South Carolina and Georgia will
commtmnce to runweekly on Saturday, the ISth instant, and
will continue to leave Norfolk every Saturday, after the arrival
of the boat fri'o Baltimore.
'Returning, will leave Charleston every Friday, and, unless in
bad weather, passengers may arrive in New York on Monday
Passengers leaving Ne'w York oi Thursday, and Philadel
_ phiakon Friday, will arrive in Norfolk in due time for the above
SPassage and fare $25 on and.after the 18th.
All baggage at the risk of the owners.
Apply to
mar 23-2aw
'ItHIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE.that the subscriber
.'U. bas obtained from the Orphans' Court- of Washington
bounty, in the District of Columbia, letters of administration on
Sthe personal estate of Archibald Cheshire, late of Washington
county, D.-C. deceased. All persons having claims against the
deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the
vouchers thereof, to the subscriber on or before the 28th day of
April next; they may otherwise by law be excluded from all
benefit of said estate. Giveitunder ny hand this 28th day of
April, 1837.
.may 2-w3w ROSINA CHESHIRE, Adm'x.
The excellent Grist and Saw Mill at Bradley's Wharves,
in this place, will be let on the most accommodating terms by
application to the subscribers. The Mill is in complete order,
and offers to any one disposed to engage either in the sawing,
plaster, or general milling business, an opportunity to realize a
Very handsome reward for their exertions.
may', 4--2taw3* JOSEPH WIMSATT & CO.
r IHIS 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 'William F. Masters, late of Wash-
iligtoi county, District of Columbia, dec'd. All persons having
claims against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the
same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber on or before
the 29th day of May-next ; they may otherwise by law be ex-
--luded frofit dll benefit of said estate.
Given,under my hand this29;h day bf May, 1S37.
may30-w3w Administrator.
just received a good assortment ofLondon made ladies'
Dressing Casss, )Vork Boxes, and Portable Writing Desks,
'which he selected a few days since at the North from a large
and recent.importation.
ap 12-3t Penn. Avenue, between llth and 12th sts.
LUCIFER MATCHES, at New York wholesale
prices*-F. TAYLOR hasjust received a consignment
of' Licifer Mfatcheis, which are guarantied by him to be the very
best quality, and which he has directions to sell, by the gross or
half gross, to dealers, at as low a price as they have ever before
purchased them for at the North or elsewhere.
ap 28
SEW BOOKS.-Just published and received for sale,
^lf -Third Iart of Pick wick papers, by Boa.
Jack Brag, by Theodore Hook, author of Gilbert Gurney,
&c, &C. ,
Life of Sir Walter Scott, by Lockhart.
Penn. Avenue, between 11th and 12th s.rets.
has received during the past week the largest quantity of
-superinor Writing Paper that has ever been brought to the Dis-
trict at any former period. Tie assortment is very extensive,
embracing white and blue wove,glazed and unglazed, white and
blue laid, glazed and unglazed also, eighty reams of superior
English Satin Post. Purchasers for the public offices are res-
pectfully invited to examine the quality and prices of articles at
,Stationers' Hall, where every article in the stationery line, of
the best quality, is constantly kept for sale at reasonable and
uniform prices. ap 28

ft L oAN DRINKING FRP SAAoE,,i-I qy hre fbor
e sale all those tracts, or parts of tracts, or parcels of land,
situate in Moutgomery county, -Maryland, which were at one
time owned by the late Charles C. Jones, and conveyed to me
by deed, bearing dale the 11th of June, 1824, executed by
Walter Sm ith, Joii ,'oi, and. John Bowic, trustees appointed
for that purpose (nrrm'ng others) by a decree of' Montgomery
county court, sil'iiin au a court of equity ; which deed is mecord-
ed in hlibe X folios 347 and 348, one oh the land records of Mont-
goumery county, saving theref'romu a porttiou of the land (about.
400 acres) included in, said deed, and herc:olbre conveyed by
me to James Hawkins. I ao offer for sale a number of ne-
groes of ci:her sex, heretofore employed on the above land.
Persons desirous to purch:-se this property, or any part ol it,
are directed to make application to B. S. Forrest, at Rockville,
Montgomery county. C. "MITH,
nny 26--c 6td&cp Ge6rgetown.
NJOTICE TO) E I;G ANTS.-The subscriber, 'Be-
.-1 ing connected with the Pittsburg lines of splendid Steam
Packets to Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis, in
forms emigrants from Europe and the Eastern States, going
West, also those bound to Texas for the purpose of locating
themelv s or colonizingon the lands belonging to the Colorado
or Red River Land Company, that he has inade arrangements
for their reception immediately on their arrival at his S:camboat
Stores, Water street, Whe!ing, from whence they can he sent
on board without delay, sulbjecr to no charge .whatever for ser-
vices rendered by the subscriber.e
Thij arrangement is male i, cni"creueftice of the difficulties
encountered in notbeing enabled toobtaiii shelter for themselves
or a depot for their goods.
Editors in England, Ireland, and the ports of embarkation in
Germany, will promote the interest of their countrymen by
inserting this notice. JOB STANBERY,
feb 25-eo6m Wheeling, Virginia.
N. B. Those bound to Texas will please call on Wri. Bryan
No. 36, Old Levee street, New Orleans.
JIONNETS, &c.-CARY & CO. have just received a
0 .- fresh supply of fashion able Bonnets, to which they invite
the attention of purchasers, by the dozen or single one.
Also, a general assortment of seasonable Dry Goods and
Shoes, which will be sold very cheap for cash.
N. 13. All Virginia, Distri;t, and north of the District money
taken at Far. C. & CO.
may 20-3taw2w
H BALTIMO' 6 i, ( ) ,i I I N IN ItAINC C 1- ) OM PAN Y.
-NSURES LIVES for one or more years, or for life.

Rates for On e 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 2.75
40 1.69 1.83 3.20
41 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.
63 do. 12.27 do. per annum.
70 do. 14.19 do.
For One Hundred Dollars deposited at birth of child, the Conm-
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-aunually, or compounding it, and
makes all kinds of contracts in which life or the interest of mo-
ney is involved.

James IT. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Weliford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
John O. Lay, Richmond, Va.
I). Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. Tidball, Winchester, Va.
George Richards, Leesburg, Va.
Neilson Pee, Frederick, Md.
feb 3--ly
Tle subscriber will sell at private sale all or any portion
ofthe real estate left by Thomas Cramphin, deceased, remain
ing unsold at this time, consisting of the late residence of said
Cramphin, and other lands adjoining, together with tAvo or
three very valuable Farms on Rock creek.
The Dwuelling-house Farm is situated about eleven miles
fiom Washington, on the Washington anud'Rockviile turnpike
road, and contains 3751 acres of land, a large portion of which
is in wood. The improvements consist of a brick dwellitig-
house nearly new, with all the necessary out-buildings.
7The Rock creek Farm, situated six miles from Georgetown
immediately on the Georgetown and Rockville turnpike road,
is one of the most valuable and desirable farms in the county,
being composed ofa large portion of the finest timber and miea-
dow land. The improvements consist of a commodious frame
dwelling-house, and all the necessary out-houses.
These lands have been recently surveyed, and laid off into
farms of from 200 to 400 acres; but should it be found advanta-
geous for the disposal of them, they will be subdivided to suit
Any application in person, or communication by letter, ad-
dressed to CHARLES B. CALVERT, National Hotel, between
Pennsylvania avenue and C Street, Washington City, widl be
promptly attended to. GEORGE CALVERT,
may 29 -dtf Trustee.
IINAL SETTLEMENT.-AII persons havingclaims
against the estate of Edwaid O. Williams, late of Berke-
ley county, State of Virginia, deceased, are hereby warned to
exhibit the same, with the vouchers thefeof, to the subscriber,
on or before the 15th day of Septembei next; they will other-
wise be excluded from all benefit of the said estate, as a final
distribution will then be made.
Given under my hand this 15th day of May, 1837.
JOHN HARRY, Georgetown, D. C.
Administrator ofthe estatc of Edward 0. Williams, dec'd.
may 16-w3w
f HE subscriber respectfitly informs his friends and the
citizens of Washington generally, that he has on hand,
at his Lumber Yard, on 12th street, near the Canal, a general
assortment of LUMBER, which will be sold as low as at any
other lumber yard in the place.
may 15-2aw2w REZIN ORME.
SUPERIOR STATION ERY.--Thesubscriber has on
hand from recent purchases-
400 reams best American and English Letter Paper
160 do Cap Paper
.100 do Demi and Medium Paper
40 do Folio Post
100 do Envelope Paper
60,000 Quills
10 gross Inks in quart, pint, and half-pint bottles
200 pounds best American and English Sealing Wax
100 do Waferg
360 dozen Office Tape
500 cards most approved Steel Pens
20 gross best Lead Pencils
500 pieces India Ink
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 can
Ibe obtained elsewhere. Orders promptly executed at Station-
ers' Hall. W. FISCHER.
has just received, direct from the manufacturer, a part of
his order of Rodgers' fine cutlery, consisting of office and pocket
knives, desk knives, razors and scissors. Purchasers for the
public offices are respectfully invited to examine them at Sta-
tioners'- Hall, where will be received in a few days Stephen's
Writing Fluid, which has been proved in England and Atiterica
the very best article extant.
in one volume, octavo, with a large Map, from the Sur-
vey o General's Office.
Visit to, and Description of Texas, by a Traveller.
.The Northern Traveller.
The Northern Tourist.
Peck's Emigrants' Guide to the West.
Tanner's Emigrants' Guide to the Valley of the Mississippi.
Timothy Flint's Geography of the Mississippi Valley.
Colton's large Sectional Map of the State of Illinois.
Featherstonhaugh's Geology of the country between the Mis-
souri and Red rivers.
Mitchell's Map of the United States, (the largest ever pub-
lished,) with art accompanying large octa'o volume, are lately
published, and for sale, together with many other similar works,
:At the Waverly Circulating Library, immediately east of
Gadsby's Hotel. may 10

In Prince George's County Cottrt as a Coiut of Equi-
ty-April term, 1837.
George Calvert,

ilV-- Warrcn county. Virginia- Post Office, .Middle
town, Frederick county, Virginia.--This is a select school,
lintited in thie number of' pupils, and taught by Ihe sin sci iber
as Principal, with the aid of such assistants as circumstances
may require. 1
Tlie most approved methods and systi-ms are adopted; such
as are calculated to obviate usele:hes drudgery, and to elicit the
exercise of mind. In connexion witii tile study of the Greek
and Latin classics, particular attention is paid to those miumur
branches of English so frequently neglected.
Besides a separate English Department, and a Preparatory
Classical School, the Institute includes Imur clasee, embracing a
course of liberal education but little inferior to tiat pursued iii
mostof our colleges, and at much less expense. It is presumed
that a youth, alfer completing the course of any one of these
classes, will be prepared to commence with a class of the same
namii in college. As tar as time and circumstances admit, the
following constitmites the course cf' studies :
Preshmen.-Adams's Latin Grammar, Mair's Introduction,
Caesar, Cicern and Virgil, Arithmetic, Malte Brun's Geogiaphiy,
English Grammar, Profane History, Sacred History, Elocution,
Composition, Penmanship, Reading and Orthography.
Sophomores.--Adamts's Latin Giaminar, Valpy's Gr,'ek
Grammar, Horace, Greek New 'Te;st: uent, Algebra, (Bon.)
Malte Brun's Geography, Enzlish Grammar, Piofane History,
Sacred History, Elocution, Composition, Penmanship, Reading
and Orthography.
Juniores.-Adamns's Latin Grammar, Valpy's Greek Grain-
mar, Tacitus, Gr. Minors and Majora, Geometry, (Euc.) (Leg.)
Mensuration and Surveying, (Gum.) Con. Sec. and S. Trig.
(Sim.) Profane History, Sacred History and Ethics, Elocution,
Composition, Criticis;:n Debalin;..
Scniores.-Adams's Latin Grammar, Valpy's Greek Gram-
mar, Cicero de Oratore, Gr. Major, Natural Philosophy and
Chemistry, Moral Philosophy, (With.) Logic (IIed.) 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
branches desired.
A good miscellaneous library is accessible to the students at.
all times, in which are stately deposited a number of the t 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 tnimit ap-
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 inij:tre health is carefully
A system of manual labor is adopted, (altogether voluntary
witi 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 recreations 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-
ments as must meet the cordial approbation of all religious de-
The pupils are daily associated wih tlhe family circle, and
their government is purely parental. The rules and regulations
fo; theirdeportment and attention to study are enforced by therm-
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 whoii repeated efforts cannot induce to re-
gard these principles as most sacred and inviolable, must spee-
dily close his connexi,,n 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. Tile school is at all times
open for the inspection of friends 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. &c. 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 nqt
desirable that the pupil visit home during the session, excepting
under very special circumstances.
Terms for boarding and tuition, $75 per session of five months.
The students furnish their own lights, towels, &c. A reduction
is male to pious students of limited resources, having the gospel
ministry in view. No applicant received for less than a 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.
Jff'erson.-Rev T. .Simpson.
Berkeley.-Rev. L. F. Wilson.
Prince William.-J. B. Ewell,r-sq.
Fredericksburg.--Rev.S.. Wilson.
Alexandria, D. C.-WWm. Hill, D. D.
Fairfax. -Com. T. Ap C. Jones, U. S. N.
University of Virginia.-Rev. Sep. Tuston, Chaplain.
mar 14-wly
INVENTORS' GUIDE, comprising the Rules, Forms,
arid Proceedings, for securing Patent Rights, in one volume,
price $1 50, is just published bIy Willard Phillips, and this day
received, for sale Iby F. TAYLOR.
Also, "Davies on Patents," "Phillipson the Law of Patent,"
&c. &c. &c. may 12
THE HORSE, in all his Varieties and Uses, in
one large, closely printed octavo volume, with very nu-
merous engravings, published by the celebrated British Society
for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge," with complete direc-
tions for his breeding, rearing, and general management, and
for the cure of all diseases to which he is liable ; containing,
also, a Treatise on Draught, with an Index to the whole ; price
$1 50, is for sale by F. 'IAYLOR.
The Horse, in his Past and Present State, one quarto volume,
filled with large engravings, being a comparative view ofthle form
and character of the racer, saddle-horse, &c. during the past and
present centuries.
*** A large and valuable collection (too various to enumerate)
of works on the above subjects, and on various branches of the
same, may be found at the Waverly Circulating Library, im-
mediately east of Gadsby's Hotel; also, books on Horseman-

ship, on Farriery, on Natural History, on Agriculture, &c. &c. in
great numbers ; all at the lowest prices.
An additional supply of Claptal's Agricultural Chemistry is
just received. may 3
published and for sale by F. TAYLOR, Gresley's Trea-
tise on the Law of Evidence in Courts of Equity, 1 vol.
Story's Equity.
Wendell's Dige-t of Wendell's Reports.
New editions of Starkie, of Kent, ofSugden on Vendors, Phi-
lips on Patents, Philips's Inventors' Guide.
New editions of Russell on Crimes, and of Roscoe's Criminal
Bailey's Summary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Cash
Bills, and Promissory Notes, in one volume, just reprinted from
the 5th London edition.
Hoffman's Course of Legal Study, and many other recently
published law books, together with a complete collection of the
most esteemed works on law, are for sale at the lowest New
York and Philadelphia prices by-F. TAYLOR. nay 24
A MERICAN GARDENER.-A supply of this well-
known work is just received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, Randolph's Culinary Gardener, adapted to the climate
of Virginia and Maryland. Price 37 cents. Chaptal's Agri-
cultural Chemistry. Sir Humphrey Davy on the same subject.
Treatise on Cattle by the British Society for the Diffusion of
Useful Knowledge. On the Horse, by the same Society. Ken-
rick's American Orchardist. The Complete Farmer. Fes-
senden's Gardener. Flower Garden Directory, by Hibbert&6
Buist. Practical Directions for the Culture of Flowers. To-
gether with a large and very complete collection, too extensive
to enumerate, of the most valuable works on every branch of
Agriculture-the farm, the green-house, the flower garden, the
kitchen garden, the orchard, on cattle, on poultry, and other
domestic animals. On the Grape and making of wine. On the
Sug-r Cane. On Bees. On the Beet Root and making of
Sugar. On Fish and Fish Ponds. On the Silkworm, the
Mulberry, and thle making of Silk. On Cotton. On useful
and ornamental Planting. On American Forest Trees, &c. &c.
Also, a large and complete class of works on Botany, em-
bracing a great variety, the whole of which are for sale on the
lowest terms, at the Waierly Circulating Library, immediately
east of Gadsby's Hotel. ap 10
IRGINIA SPRINGS.-Just received at Stationers'
Hall, a new edition of" Letters descriptive ofthe Virginia
Springs, the roads leading thereto, and the doings threat ;"
with a mnap-by Peregrine Prolix. Second edition, with nume-
rous additions, price only I.
may 5 W. FISCHER.
-B.. listed and for sale at Stationers' Hall, Rowlett's Inte-
rest Tables," 5th edition, containing (in addition toformer num-
bers) a practical banking-time table, without an error, showing
quickly, by a single addition or subtraction, the number of clays

1C i~CslLQFi MerRecanat Tailor, has the plcaiaure
Sofrinforming his customers and the Public that his stock
of Spring and Summer Goods isnow complete, and respectfully
requ,'sts the favor of a call, to examine the fashionable articles
he has on hand, being assured they can be suited in every thing
new ant elegant.
lHis assortme;int of Ready-made Clothing is select, large, and
inmile in thi handsomnest style ; tlini public cau therefore be ac-
conjunodated upon any and all emergencies, as good, in every
respect, as if'made to order., tp 28-eod2m
S P ENDID IBOOKS.-The Romance of Nature, or
K3 the FRower Season, illustrated by twenty-seven beautiful
l-.I inted engravings.
Cialbinet of Printing, comprising twelve engravings, printed
in oil colors in imitation of oil p.inting-, by G. Bagste r, ;atentce,
just imported and for sale by
ap 19--3t Penn. Avenue, between llth andl 12th streets.
SUPERIOR QCUILIS.-Just received by the schoon-
er W\ashington a large number of superior Quills, Nos. 60,
70, arndtl 80, clear, opaque, and yellow. These quills will weigh
heavier than any othl,:rs brought to this market. For sale only
at Stationers' Hall. mar 24
LILE PRESS.--W. FISCHER has justreceived an as-
sortmcnt of Angell's Patent File Presses, for public of-
fices, banks, counting houses, and all places where it is neces-
sary to keel) files of current. papers in compact order, and rea-
dy for instant reference. For sale at the manufacturer's prices
only at Stationers' Hall. (Ret.) ap 21
OSTON PIANO FORT&-'.-Just opened at Sta-
tioners' Hall,another superior Mahogany Piano Forte,
from the celebrated manufacturers, J. Chickerings & Co. Per-
sons wishing to obtain a first-rate instrument, at a reasonable
price, will do well to call early. W. FISCHER.
ap 21 (Ref.) *
W improved, published in one large folio volume, p ice
$1 50, is just received and for sale by F. TAYLOR. Con-
taining also, Commercial Tables of great variety in their sub-
jects and application, reducing foreign measures, weights, and
coins, &c. to the United States standard, showing, also, tables
of interest at 5, 7, and 8 per cent. as well as 6 per cent. Also,
tables of compound interest, tables of interest on cents, tables of
days, &c. &c. and a great amount of other valuable commercial
Among the many eminent signatures which are publi-hedas
recommending this work, is to be found the name of Langdon
Cheves, formerly President of the Bank of the United States.
ap 14
OPY BOOKS.--2,000 Foster's Elementary Copy
500 Bascom's Writing Books, which are designed to lead the
learner, upon simple principles, from the first rudiments of
penmanship to a perfect knowledge of the art: being a new
and improved plan of teaching; by which the trouble and loss
of time in ruling horizontal and diagonal lines, and setting co-
pies, are avoided, and the attainment of penmanship is greatly
facilitated. The above named books are preferred to all others,
and are now in general use in all the principal schools at the
North. The highest testimonials of the superiority of these
books may be seen at Stationers' Hall, where they will be con-
stantly kept for wholesale or retail, at the publishers' prices.
jan 13 (Tel) W. FISCHER.
ET HOD10 IST SERMO N S.-A Selection of Sermons
from Methodist Ministers, is just received, and for sale
by F. TAYLOR, price one dollar, in one octave volume of 370
large pages, neatly bound, and containing several engravings of
eminent Methodist Divines.
Also, Works of Rev. John Wesley, Methodist Catechisms,
&c. &c. and an extensive collection of Theological Books of eve-
ry denomination, for sale at unusually low prices, at the \Wa-
verly Circulating Library, immediately east of Gadsby's Hotel.
may 3
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.
rF 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 Elvira C. Dunlap, late of Washington
county, deceased. All persons having claims against the raid
deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the
vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 26th day
of April next; they may otherwise, by law, be excluded
froin all benefit of said estate. Given under my hand, this 26th
day of April, 1837. R. R. BURR,
ap 27-w3w Administrator.
N OTICE.-In pursuance of an order, I hereby give no-
tice that I have obtained from the Orphans' Court of Prince
George's county, Maryland, letters of administration on the
personal estate of John Cadle, deceased. All persons having
claims against the said deceased are hereby notified to exhibit
the same, with the proper vouchers attached thereto, to the
subscriber, on or before the 29th day of October next; they will
otherwise, by law, be excluded from all benefit of said estate.
All persons indebted to the deceased are also requested to
make immediate payment to the subscriber.
may 4-wGw Administrator of John Cadle.
T HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
county, in the District of Columbia, letters testamentary on the
personal estate of Henry Thompson, lute of Washington county,
deceased. All persons having claims against the said deceased
are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the proper vouch-
ers thereof, to the subscriber on or before the twenty-filth day
of May next; they may otherwise, by law, be excluded from
all benefit of the said estate. Given under my hand this 25th
day of May, 1837.
may 26-w3t JOHN QUEEN, Executor.
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, Washing-
ton County, in Chancery, March Term, 1837.
James Moody Vaughan, Thomas Vaughan, and others,
Henry Northup, administrator of James Moody, deceased, and
T HE Bill of complaint in this case states that James Moo-
dy, who was an officer during the Revolution, in the Vir-
ginia land service, as well as in the Navy of that State, died

in the'county of Lafayette, in the State of Kentuiky, in the
year 1802, or thereabouts, time not certain, and that Henry
Northup, of Kentucky, took out letters of administration upon
his estate in the county of Jefferson, in said State, and in virtue
theieof possessed himself ofa large personal e-tate belonging
to the deceased; that, on the 5th July, 1832, Congress passed
a law providing half pay for certain officers of the Virginia ser-
vice, and to their legal representatives, among whom was the
deceased, James Moody, whose legal representatives by said
law became entitled to said pay, and that the said Henry North-
up, claiming to be administrator as before stated, in addition to
other effects of deceased, had received from the Government
of the United States a large sum of money, the exact amount
not known to the complainants, but at least to the sum of $5,200,
under said act of Congress; and that the complainants, who are
the children of Catharine Moody, deceased, the only child of
the said intestate James Moody, who married James Vaughan,
deceased, the father of the complainants, being the legal de-
scendants and grandchildren of said deceased James Moody,
are, as next of kin, entitled to the personal estate ofsaid James
Moody, deceased, for distribution in the hands of the said ad-
ministrator, who refuses to account or pay over to them the
same. It also states that the administrator has confederated
with other defendants, viz. with Benjami Moody, Mary Moo ly,
-widow of Thomas Moody, deceased, William Hardesty, and
Ann Hardesty, his wife, Daniel McAllister, and Catharine Mc-
Allister, his wife, John L. Neale, and Sarah Neale, his wife,
next of kin to said deceased Thomas, Waters F. G. Landsdale,
and Susan L. Landsdale, his wife, Thomas Marshall, and Re-
becca Marshall, his wife, Madison Miller, and Elizabeth Miller,
his wife, Benjamin Moody, and Ann Moody, his wife, Sarah F.
Moody, Luke Church, and Mary F. Moody, his wife, next of
kin to William Moody, deceased, and Elizabeth Moody, his wi-
dow, and Ann Dorsey, all of the State of Kentucky ; and William
Long and James Z. Long, minors in December, 1833, and Za-
dock Long, their guardian, all of the State of Maryland, have
fraudulently represented themselves as the next of kin to said
James Moody, deceased, and have exhibited depositions so sta-
ting them to be,when, in fact, they are only brothers and sisters,
or descendantsgf others and sisters, of said deceased. The bill
further prays that all of the above-named persons shall be made
defendants, and that, as they are non-residents, notice shall be
given, as provided by law in such cases, and, if they neglect to
appear, that the bill shall be taken pro confess, and a decree
ordered accordingly. It also prays that an account of the per-
sonal estate and effects of the deceased James Moody, adminis-
tered by the said Henry Northup, or which ought to have been
so administer d, be taken, and that the amount remaining, after
deducting all legal charges, be decreed to be paid by said ad-
ministratorto the complainants, the grandchildren of the said
deceased James Moody, and that they have peace, &c. against
the pretended claim of the said defendants, who are but his col-
lateral relations, and not next of kin, and concludes by prayer
for general relief, &c.
Therefore, it is, this 24th day of April, 1837, ordered that the

A UAllR ,--Aiiss O BR 1IN returtis ebar grLerful atkn.qwv
ledginents to the citizens of Washington in general for
the liberal patronage they have extended towards her in her
profession, for the last three years, and hopes, by her unrernit-
ted attention to the discharge of her duties, to secure a continu-
ance of their favors. She has quite a spacious room for the ac-
co.umnodation of her pupils;, nearly opposite the Masonic Hall,
and having engaged an assistant who will take charge of the
mates, and herself of the females, the children comniiited to
her care shall be treated with maternal tend-rnuess. All the
branches of an EUnglish education are taught in this seminary
Terms moderate, and made known on application at the school
room. mar 30-
tARD) CASES.-Just openiug,-at Stationers' Hall, the
largrest 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 prices the most reasonable.
jan 9 [Tel W. FISCHER.
Tredtlo!ld on Railroads
Nicholson's Engineering and Architectural Encyclopaedia, in
2 volumes quarto.
Nautical Almnatacr for 1838.
Robson's Marine Surveying.
Trd.rclId on the strength of Cast Iron.
Hassler's Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables.
Stuart's Dictionary of Architecture, 3 volumes.
Fairbarn's Political Economy of Railroads.
Vin de Graaffon the Location of Railroad Curves.
Suieaton's Builder's Manual.
Transactions of the British Institutions of Civil Engineers.
Shaw's Civil Architecture.
Mahan's Fortification and Military Engineering.
Nicholson on Masonry and Stone Cutting.
Shaw's Operative Masonry.
Britton's Graphic Illustrations of British Architecture, quarto.
Lafever's Beauties of Modern Architecture.
Together with many other valuable works, of the same class
of science, too numerous for an advertisement, are this day re-
ceived, (most of them imported from England,) and for sale at
the lowest prices by F. TAYLOR,
At the Waverly Circulating Library, immediately east of
may 5 Gadsby's Hotel.
ALLAM'S MIiDDLE AGES, being a view of
lthe state of Europe during the middle ages, by Henry
Hallam. In I volume.
Pindar, translated by the Rev. C. A. Wheelwright, together
with Anacreon, translated by Thomas Bourne. In one volume,
price 62j cents. Just received, an8 for sale by
ap 26-3t Penn. Avenue, between llth and 12th sts.
SUCKLAND'S GEOLOGY.-Just received from
R the publisher, Geology and Mineralogy, considered with
reference o Natural Theology, by the Rev. William Buckland,
D. D. For sale by GARRET ANDERSON,
mar 15- 3t Penn. Avenue, between lth and 12th sts.
L P tR ENOLOGY, showing the absurdities of
the science, delivered to the students of the Columbian Col-
lege, and published by request, is this day received by F.
TAYLOR in 1 volume octavo, with many engravings, price 75
cents. may 8
LAND, being the last of the Bridgewater Treatises,
just published, and this day received for sale by
mar 15 Immediately eastofGadsby's Hotel.
LIBRARY, a concentrated Record of Medical Science
and Literature, is published in large sized numbers, one of
which is issued every iwo weeks, for $10 per annum.
Physicians, students, druggists, &c. &c. are invited to call
and examine into the plan and detail of the work, at the book-
store of the subscriber, who will have the wo k regularly for-
warded, strongly enveloped, at a trifling postage, to any part of
the United States. F. TAYOR.
TEW MUSIC.-Just received and for sale at Stationers
Hall the following new Songs, &c.
The London Musical Cyclopedia, being a collection of about
400 of the mott approved English, Sc, ttish, and Irish Songs,
with appropriate Music, adapted to the Voice, Piano Forte, &c.
by J. Wilson, Esq., to which is prefixed an elaborate Essay on
the first principles of Music, by WV. Grier, A. M.
A Tribute to the departed genius of the late Madame Mali-
bran de Beriot,
By strangers honored, and by strangers mourn'd.
He went where they had left her, a fa iorite ballad
These are the words, written by Miss Landon
In the grove will you meet me to-night
A tear shall tell him all
lie mounts his steed
Lassie, would ye love me
Mary of Castle Cary, as sung by Mr. Dempster
You never, never, art forgot
Oh! had m'y love ne'er smiled on me
I'll think of thee, love
The Beloved, a favorite ballad
And must we part, a duet
Larboard Watch, a duet, intended as a sequel to All's
The Yager Quick Step
The Pearl, an easy Rondo, by Hunten
The Eglantine, Introduction and Rondo Fby do.
The Texian Lament on the death of Col. Fanning mind
David Crockett.
may 12 (Met.)
-l Dr. oit, is iust published, and this day rece ved. For
sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, Bloomfield's Greek Testament, with English notes.
The Village Testament, by Rev. W. Patton. -
The Polymichrian Testament.
Griesbach's Testament.
The Catholic Testament.
The Polyglott Testament.
Nourse's Paragraph Bible.
Gilbert Wakefield's Translation of the Testament.
Vetus Testamentum, (the Septuagint,) in 2 volumes, E lish.
Greek Testament, French do. Latin do.
And many others, at the Waverly Circulating Library, im-
mediately east of Gadsby's Hotel. may 12
SXVW. FISCHER has just returned fri,m New York, where
lie has been purchasing very extensive supplies of superior Sta-
tionery, Fancy Goods, and Music, embracing articles of every
description in his line, and which he will be receiving in this
and the ensuing week.

To a due appreciation of his stock, and of the qualities of the
articles, an inspection will be necessary, and which he respect-
fully invites, at Stationers' Hall, where a strict uniformity of
dealing is observed.
EAUTIFUL 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.
I cenr-. "

dec 23


N EW MAP OF MICHIGAN.-Colton's new en-
larged edition of Farmer's large Map of Michigan, exhi-
biting the sections, is just published, (February, 1837,) and this
day received for sale by F. TAYLOR, and will be found to contain
all the recent settlements andimprovemtintsi and is alsoon a much
larger scale than Farmer's Route Book and Traveller's Guide
between New York and Washington, accompanied by a map;
An additional supply of the large sectional Map of Illinois is
now on the way from New York, on rollers, for' office use, as
well as in a portable form for the pocket, feb 13
S SEA, containing, also, information relating to important
late discoveries between 1792 and the present time. 1 volume
octato; 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 F. TAYLOR.
H 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 ibr sale by
F TAYLOR. feb 15
IAt- CHER has just opened a choice selection of the best
Geriitn Silver and Brais Mathematical Instruments, in cases,
containing from seven to twenty pieces each, some of which
are very scarce, and rarely to be obtained.
Also, Gunter's Scales, Parallel Rulers, Dividers, Drawing
Pens, Sectors, Protractors, Spirit Levels, Compasses, Measur-
ing Tape, &c. ror sale at Stati.,ners' Hall.
ap 14 (Ref:) -
W RENCH BOOKS.-Le Theatre de la Foire, ou l'Ope-
ra Comique, 6 vols., 12mo. bound, with plates.' Amster-
.I-- I ttqf0

ICA$H Pon NEGROES*,IA will giya the highest
U cash price for likely NEGROES from 10 to 25 years of
age. Myself or agent can at all times be found at the estab-
lishment formerly owned by Armfield, Franklin & Co. at the
west end of Duke street, Alexandria.
l STORY OF THE INDIANS of the Ameri-
_. canl Continent, in one octavo volume, published by
the American Antiquarian Society, is this day received for sale
EWV BOOKS.-Just published, and this day received,
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 Humorist, in 1 vol. by Hook.
P AIL ROAD MANUAL, or a bricf exposition or the
.m, principles and deductions applicable in tracing the route
of a railroad ; by Col. S. H. Long.
The Student's Instructor in Drawing end Working the five
orders of Architecture; by P. Nicholson, architect.
Railroad Curvatures, being an investigation of all the princi-
pal formulas which are required for field operations, in laying
curves and tangent lines to pass through given points; by J. S.
Van de Graaf. For sale by G. ANDERSON,
Pennsylvania avenue, between llth and 12th streets.
may 10-3t
Geology and Mineralogy, with numerous fine plates.
Comstock's Mineralogy, being an introduction to the science.
Comstock's Geology, a treatise on the most interesting parts
of the science. For sale at
Book, Stationery, and Fancy Store, Penn. Avenue, between
llth and 12th sts. may 10-3t
Without the Means, Living on Other People's Means,'
and the "Sequel to the Experiments of Living, or Elinor Ful-
ton," are this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, The Young Lady's Friend, by a lady of Boston.
Also, a small work designed to aid children in the art of let-
ter-writing, by a lady of Boston.
Sigourney's Letters, price 75 cents.
Nevin'sSermons, price $1 25.
Watts on the Theory and Practice of Joint Stock Banking.
Scenes in Spain, by Slidell, I volume.
Nautical Almanac for 1838.
Fairbarn's Political Economy of Railoads."
I HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
I has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
County, in the District of Columbia, Letters of Administration
on the personal estate of Frederick Boyer, late of Washington
county, deceased. All persons having claims against the de-
ceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouch-
ers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 26th day of
May next; they may otherwise, by law, be excluded from all
benefit of said estate. Given under my hand, this 26th day of
may 27-w3w Administratrix.
Ia Chancery, in Montgomery County Court, sitting
as a Court of Equity.-March Term, 1837.
Eleanor West
William West, Maria Campbell, Martha Campbell, Levin
Campbell, Alen Campbell, Dennis Jones, Ryland Jones,
George Jenkins and Ju!ia his wife, Alfred Sparrow, George
Sparrow, Allen Sparrow, Washington Meanly and Maria his
wife, Mary Sparrow, and William Sparrow.
F i E bill states that Alexander Campbell departed this life,
being indebted to sundry persons, among whom is Elea-
nor West, the complainant in this bill; that letters of adminis-
tration upon the personal estate of the said Alexander Campbell
were granted to William West ; that the personal estate of the
said Alexander Campbell was insufficient to pay his debts and
funeral expenses; that he left considerable real estate, lying
and being in Montgomery county, which is subjectto the payment
of his debts, &c.; that Alex. Campbell left tie following heirs-at-
law, residing in Montgomery county: Maria Campbell, Martha
Camobell, Levin Campbell,residing out of the State of Maryland,
Alfred Sparrow, George Sparrow, Allen Sparrow, Washington
Meanly and Maria his wife, Allen Campbell, Dennis Jones, Ry-
land Jones, George Jenkins and Julia his wife, Mary Sparrow,
and William Sparrow. The bill makes the administrator and
heirs-at-law aforesaid defendants. The object of the bill is to
obtain a decree for the sale of the real estate of the said Alex-
ander Campbell, to pay his debts and for further relief.
Upon due consideration of the allegations in the bill, it is or-
de ed this 5th day of May, 1837, that the above mentioned de-
fendants who do not reside in the State of Mariland appear in
this court in person, or by a solicitor, on or before the second
Monday of November next, to show cause why a decree shall
not piass as prayed by the said bill, and that the complainant in
this cause give notice of the s.id bill, and the object thereof, by
causing a copy of this order, and the warning therein contained
to the non-resident defendants, to be published once a week for
four successive weeks before the 6th day of September next, in
some newspaper printed in Washington City, in the District of
Columbia, on or before the said second Monday in November

Copy. Test
may 9-w4w

B. SELBY, Clerk.

Circuit Court of the District ot Columbia, Washing-
ton County-ln Equity, March Term, 1837.
William Fowle and William H. Fowle1
James Y. Jones and John Boyle, administrators, with the will
annexed, of Robert Leckie, and James Y.Jones, and Hellen,
his wife, and William Hendrick, and Mary Ann, his wife,
devisees of Robert Leckie.
HE Bill of Complaint in this case states that Robert Lec-
kie died seized in fee of a large real estate, lying in
Washington city, in the District of Columbia, and possessed of
a large personal estate; that he made his last will and testa-
ment, of which a copy is exhibited, appointed certain executors,
and devised his estate, real and personal, to the said Hellen
Jones and Mary Ann Hendrick; that the said executors re-
nounced, and letters of administration, with the will of said
Leckie annexed, were grated to said James Y. Jones and John
Bo"le; that said administrators possessed themselves of the
personal estate of said Leckie, and sometimes aver the same to
be insufficient to pay said Leckie's debts, and at other times;hat
the said estate is sufficient, but is outstanding, and c r~not be got
in, and that they cannot account for the same. The bill alleges
that said Leckie was, at the time of his death, indebted to the
complainants, on two endorsed promissory notes, in the sum of
two thousand two hundred dollars, with interest from the 4th day
of September, in the year 1834, on which the complainants in-
stituted suits and obtained judgments against the said adminis-
trators, who neglect and refuse to pay the same on the pre-
tences aforesaid. The object of the bill is to have the said ad-
ministrators' account of the said personal estate ; and if should
appear that the same is insufficient for the payment of tl debts
of the said Leckie, that his said real estate, or so much thereof
as may be necessary, be sold for the payment of the debt due
thie complainants, of the debts due the other creditors of said
Leckie, who may come in and contribute to the expenses of this
suit; and forastnuch na it appears to the Court that the said
James Y. Jores, and Hellen, his wife, and William Hendrick,
and Mary Ann, his wife, devisees of said Leckie, and the said
James Y. Jones, one of his said administrators, are not citizens
of the District of Columbia, and do not reside therein, it is by the
Court, this 17th day of May, in the year 1837, ordered that the
said complainants give notice to the said absent defendants tobe
and appear in this Court, on or by the first day of November
next, in person or by solicitor, and answer the matters and
things set forth in the said bill of complaint; and that, if they
shall fail so to appear and answer, the several matters and
things in the said bill set forth and contained shall be taken for
confessed as against said absent defendants, and such decree
made in the premises as to the Court shall seem right and equi-
ta.ble : Provided, however, that such notice be published ih the
National Intelligencer twice a week for six weeks successive-
ly, the first insertion to appearatleast four months before the
uaid first day of November next, and, also, that such published
notice contain the substance and object of the said bill.
By order:
MARBURY, for the Complainants.
Test: WM. BRENT,
may 20-2aw6w -.Clerk.
In, Prince George's County Court, as a Court of
Equity-April Term, 1837.
The Devisees of Dennis M. Lyles vs. The Devisees of Dennis
HE object of the Bill filed in this case is to obtain a decree
for the conveyance of certain land therein mentioned.
The Bill states that Dennis Magruder, late of Prince George's
county, deceased, sold his farm called Homotiy Hall, and all the
land owned and held by him lying on Broad creek and bn Han-
son Run, and thereto adjoining, to a certain Eliza Clagett, for
the sum of $6,750 ; that said Clagett being unable to pay for
said property, she sold the same to a certain Denrlis M. Lyles,
now deceased, for said sum of money, with the consent of the
said Dennis Magruder, to whom the whole of the purchase mo-
ney has been paid, and who has departed tiis life without hav-
ing conveyed the legal title therein to the said Dennis M. Lyles
in his lifetime, or to his devisees since his dEaith; that the said
Magruder hath devised the said land to Mary Ann Magruder,
his wife, and Richard A. C. Magruder, Dennis Magruder, Enoch
Magruder, and Mary Ann Magruder; that Dennis Magruder,
one of said devisees, resides out of the State of Maryland, in
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