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Title: Daily national intelligencer
Alternate title: National intelligencer
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Language: English
Publisher: Gales & Seaton
Place of Publication: Washington City D.C.
Creation Date: April 26, 1838
Publication Date: 1813-
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VOL. XXVI.


WASHINGTON: THil


hY, APRIL 26,


1838.


No. 7863.


PUBLISHED BY
GALES & SEATON.

PRICE,
For a year, ten dollars-for six months, six dollars.
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
Th ,se subscribing tor a year, who do not, either at the time of
ordering the paper, or subsequently, give notice of their wish
to have the paper discontinued at the expiration of their year,
will be presumed as desiring its continuance until counter-
manded, and it will be continued accordingly, at the option of
tha Editors.

TOTICE.-All persons having claims against Henry
Holmead, deceased, are requested to present them to the
suibscriber for settlement. All those indebted to him are request-
ed to settle their accounts as soon as possible.
ap 24-3t WM. HOLMEAD.
SOR RENT.--The Washington City Glass Works, near
the mouth of Tiber creek, will be for rent from the 20th of
June next. The terms will be liberal, and they may be rented
either obr one year oi longer.
Apply to the Superintendent, F. STINGER, at the Works.
ap 3-eolm
N OTICE TO ARCHITECTS.-The undersigned,
Commissioners appointed by the Legislature of Ohio to
superintend the erection of a new State House, in the City of
Columbus, are authorized to offer a premium of five hundred
dollars for the best plan presented for said State House. Three
hundred dollars for the second, and two hundred dollars for the
third best plans ; all of which must be accompanied with de-
tailed estimates of the cost of construction.
Any information relative to the general dimensions, number
and size of rooms, materials to be used in the construction, cost
of such materials, &c. &c. can be had by the first of May next,
on application to Wm. A. Adams, of Zanesville, William B.
Vanhook, of Hamilton, Butler county, or J. Ridgway, Jr. Col-
umbus, and all plans and estimates must be forwarded to Col-
umbus by thie 1st day of October next.
WM. A. ADAMS, )
WM. B. VANHOOK, Comhmissioners.
mar 28-2m J. RIDGWAY, Jr.
TEW AND VALUABLE WORKS!--The works
of Benjamin Franklin, containing several political and his-
tolical facts not included in any former edition, and many let-
ters official and private not hitherto published, with notes and a
life of the author, by Jared Sparks. The first ever offered in
this city.
Also, Academical Lectures on Jewish Scriptures and Antiqui-
ties, by J. G. Pulfrey, D. D. Professor of Biblical Literature
in the University of Cambridge, with the last four books of
the Pentateuch.
Also, a further supply of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catho-
lic, by W. H. Prescott, which will be sold at a very reduced
price. Together with a great number of School Books and Sta-
tionery, which will be sold at Northern prices, for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
ap 18 two doors west of Brown's Hotel.
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
county, in tie District of Columbia, Letters of Administration
on the personal estate of E. J. Weed, late QuartermastPr of the
U. S. Marine Corps, 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
16th day of March next; they may otherwise, by law, be ex-
cluded from all benefit of the estate.
Given under my hand, this l1th day of March, 1838.
mar 17-w3w JOHN S. DEVLIN, Administrator.
SAUNDERS'S PATENT TABLET RAZOR
STROP.-This Tablet combines the properties of both a
hone and a strop, requires no oil or other fluid, and is in its use
extremely simple. It is most particularly recommended to gen-
tlemen who experience the inconvenience of a tender face and
a strong beard, as a razor occasionally applied to the Tablet will
receive and retain so perfect an edge as to render the operation
of shaving as easy and agreeable as it was before unpleasant
and painful.
S'onal supply of the above, at the old
een 11th and 12th streets,


A CARD.-Dr. RITTER, Dentist, will be absent a few
days only on a visit to Philadelphia and New York, and
wii return on the 26th of this month. ap 23

OST.-A package containing $591, all Virginia Bank
Notes. Supposed to have been lost between R. France's
Exchange Office and the Bank of the Metropolis on Friday
last, the 20th ult. The finder will be liberally rewarded by
leaving it with Mr. France, near 9th street, Pennsylvania
Avenue. ap 23-3t

A T PRIVATE SALE, two very handsome gold Patent
LeverV catches, nearly new, both in first-rate running
order; one is a superior article with chased cases, rich gold
dial, &c. suitable for either a lady's or gentleman's wear; they
will be sold cheap, at private sale, on application to
ALEX. McINTIRE,
ap 23-3t Auctioneer & Corn. Merchant.
AS. FRENCH'S WRITING ACADEMY, at
Mrs. Turner's, opposite Brown's Hotel, Penn-
sylvania Avenue.-The very liberal patronage received
the past months, together with the large number that have com-
menced the present week, induces him to continue giving les-
sons at the city of Washington a few days longer. He there-
fore respectfully solicits immediate calls from all who are desi-
rous of learning to write with ease, elegance, and facility. Teti
hours' practice with Mr. French will save many years' trouble
and vexation.
References: Rev. Dr. Laurie, Rev. Messrs. McLain and
Fowler. ap 23-eo?t
TEW MiILLINERY.-Miss L. TURNER, Pennsyl-
vania Avenue, between 10th and llth streets, respectfully
informs her friends and the ladies generally, that she has re-
ceived her Spring Fashions, consisting, in part, of-
Drawn Hats, Chip Hats
Patent Straw Hats, Victoria shape, a beautiful article
With a variety of other handsome Straws, colored and white.
Also, Ribands and French Flowers and Wreaths, for the in-
side of Bonnets.
Also, long and short French Gloves and other fancy articles.
Dress Making executed in the neatest style.
ap 19-eo3t
AM4INA, GLASS, AND EARTHENWARE.--
S HUGH SMITH & CO. offer for sale on as moderate
terms as can be offered in the Union, a full assortment of Chi-
na, Glass, and Earthenware, wholesale and retail.
Dinner Sets, of various patterns and qualities
India China, in dinner sets or separately
English and French China, plain and gilt
Castors, plated and common
Window Glass, of all sizes
Pipes in boxes
Stoneware
Quart and pint Porter and Wine Bottles
Plain, cut, and moulded Glass, in every variety
Boston Crown Glass, at factory prices.
Alexandria, April 21-2aw3w (Met&Adv)
fgIIE MUSEUM OF FOREIGN LITERA-
-U. TURE, SCIENCE, AND ART, is published ev-
ery month by E. LITTELL & CO. 212 Chestnut street, Phi-
ladelphia, at six dollars a year, payable in advance. A New
Series began with July, 1836.
Contents qf the April Number.
1. Sir Walter Raleigh's Remains. Retrospective Review.
2. Lire of John Home Tooke. Quarterly Review.
3. Herbert's Poems. Retrospective Review.
4. Bishop Warburton's Works and Character. Quarterly
Review.
5. Resolves; Divine, Moral, and Political, by Owen Fell-
tham. Retrospective Review.
6. State of the Jews in Poland. British and Foreign Re-
view.
7. New Histories of the Reformation in England. British
Critic.
8. Circassia, and the Policy of Russia. Blackwood's Ma-
gazine.
9. The British Ministry. tBritish Critic.
10. What but Separation'. Spectator.
11. Are the Canadas aGain or a Loss ? Spectator.
12. Resemblances between the Rising in Canada and the
American Revolution. spectator.
13. W. S. Landor on the Canadian Affairs. Examiner.
14. Ministerial Policy in the Oanadas. Blackwood's Ma-
-gazine.
"h Foe's Memoirs of a Cavat'r let


ONDS OFITHE STATE )OF MARYLAN
FOR SALE.-Proposals will be received at theoffi
of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company in the city
WVashington, until the 15th of May, for the purchase of one a. d
a half millions of dollars of six per cent. stock, issued by th.,e
State of Maryland, redeemable in fifty years; the interest upon
which is payable quarter-yearly, (commencing from the 1st da v
of the present month,) either in London or in the United Stater,
at the option of the holder, in specie.
Proposals will l,e received for the whole, or for such smaller
sums, not less than five thousand dollars, as may suit purchasers,
and payment will be required in such instalments and at such
times as may be agreed upon ; the whole io be paid within one
year. By order: JOHN P. INGLE,
ap 13-2awtl5thMay Clerk C. & 0. C. Co.


IFTY THOUSAND GENUINE MORUS
i MU'iTICAULIS.-The subscriber has growing, and
will contract to deliver this fall, (say in the months of October
and November,) fifty thousand of the genuine Multicaulis, from
three to fbur feet, $25 per hundred; from four to five feet, $30
per hundred ; and from five losix feet, 835 per bui
to an individual or company who will take them all, th
sold at the first named price.
J. B. GRAY
ap 10--19t Fredericksburg
N. B.-A steamboat runs from this place to Baltimrore w
E DGEHILIl SCHOOL.--Princeton, N.
This institution has now been nine years in success
operation, during which time it has received the approbat
and patronage of Mr. CLAY, Mr. SOUT'HARD, Mr. BIDDLE, a1
many other most distinguished gentlemen, who have selected
it as a place for the education of their sons. It is believed, from
its plan, to combine the essential advantage? of pfivl *'rni
public education, and to afford an opportunity of no (.ril:lary
character to those desirous of giving their sons a thorough edu-
cation.
The system of instruction pursued in this Seminary claims no
affinity to the so called easy methods which propose to remove
all labor and drudgery from the acquisition of knowledge.
The subscriber cannot promise any truly value able mental ac-
quisition, which is not the result of a slow, patient, pains-taking
process on the part of the pupil himself. What he does pro-
rnise, is, by every means in his power, to stimulate the pupil to
this invigorating process. His object is to lay deep and broad
the foundation of a good education-not to make mere learned
boys, but to subject boys to a discipline by which they may be-
come learned and able men. While, therefore, the studies pur-
sue !, and the time devoted to each, vary somewhat according to
the destination of the pupils for commercial or professional l IV
it is his constant aim to make the instructions in each de
of the most rigid and thorough-going kind. Boys
Greek and Latin are constantly exercised in mak
translations from the English into these languages.
verse, and, as soon as sufficiently advanced, are
compose in these languages, and to write Lati,
verses after the mannerof the celebrated English and b~u t
schools. Boys who are intended for commercial lif(, and whose
parents on this account do not wish them instructed in the An-
cient Languages, are trained to accuracy and promptness in the
practical applications of mathematics, and receive more ample
opportunities for a practical acquaintance with the Modern Lan-
guages. The French is studied with a view to its being a spo-
ken, and not a written language merely; and to this end it is the
only medium of communication allowed at table, as well as at
the recitations in that department, and the more advanced class-
es are required to employ this language in reciting in other de-
partments.
The school consists entirely of boarders, no day scholars be-
ing received. The teachers and pupils live with the principal,
eating at the same table, sleeping under the same roof, and con-
stituting in all respects one family. The discipline is entirely
of the parental kind. Religious instruction is sedulously attend-
ed to, chiefly from the Scriptures themselves, and without insist-
ing upon the peculiarities of any one sect. The grounds are
ample, affording abundant opportunity for healthful sports in the
open air, as well as for the exercise of ingenuity and taste in
gardening and various mechanical arts to those who are disposed
to amuse themselves in this manner. No boy is allowed to leave
the premises except by permission of the principal, and then
usually in company with. a teacher. The strictest attention
paid to keeping the dormitories well ventilated dr--
The teachers sleep in the dormnitorie- "
ter are not permitted t'
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OOKEVILLE ACADEMY.-This Institution,
icuatedin Brookevillo, Md. is now in successful operation
cnsively patronized from abroad. The health and morality
neighborhood and its celebrity preclude the necessity of
ed account of its advantages rt this time. In addition to
us to explain the most important parts of Natural Philo-
and Chemistry,, an extensive cabinet of Minerals has
recently procured, by reference to which the important
Sof Mineralogy is studied I to great advantage by tihe

its from a distance board with the Principal, who in con-
with his Assistants superintend at all times their studies
neral deportment. Boarders are required to attend bible
on and public worship on the Sabbath.
)-dance with the philosophy of the mind, great care is
Accommodate studies to the capacity of the learner, and,
r to prevent pupils from passing over any study without
-landing it, examinations are held every- week on the
of the same.
next session will commence on the 16th inst. Terms per
rly session of 12 weeks, for board, tuition, washing and
irr, $33 75, in advance. A prospectus may be obtained
E. J. HALL,
w3wd&w3w Principal.
WITII'S ANTIDYSPEPTIC PILLS.-
the.mostpart, those who are already dyspeptic, or by
tsand pursuits in a fair way to become so, are conm-
I much in doubt of the fact, and sufficiently disposed to
reatedy entitled to their confidence. The object of
annment is, to offer to those who may require a medi-
itesind, such weight of testimony as will satisfy any
ntynd that, under all circumstances, these pills may
-ij "safety, at least. It is presumed such evidence
'-1.g w':dl be thought sufficient to establish much
Jortant irma;iers:
c Rt. Rev. Levi S. Ives, D. D. Bishop of North
I Carolina.
1 "RALEIGH, MAnCH 2, 1835.
C ing for the last three years been intimately acquainted
SJohn Beckwith, of this city, and enjoyed his profes-
nrvices, I take pleasure in stating that his character as
ian gentleman and experienced physician, entitles his
y, in regard to the use of his Antidyspeptic Pills, to the
confidence of the Public. My experience of the good cf-
these Pillk, for two years past, satisfies me of their cmi-
lue, particularly in aiding in impaired digestion, and
off bilious attacks. Having been for a long time sub-
he annual recurrence of such attacks, I was in the habit
ting for security against them, and with very partial
to a liberal use ofcalomel or blue pill. But since my
ance with the Antidyspeptic Pill oflDr. Beckrwith, which
:ribed in the first instance himself, 1 have not been un-
necessity of using mercury in any form, besides being
.xcmpt from bilious attacks. Several members of my
ire experiencing the same beneficial effects.
"L. S. IVEIDS."


From the Rev. F. L. Hawks, D. I.
NEW YORK, FEB. 3, 1836.
I have no knowledge, derived from experience, of the effi-
of Dr. Beckwith's Pills; but I know that several of my
1 l frieds in North Carolina, whom I left some years ago
ed g severely under dyspepsia, were in good health when
miemin, on a visit made a few months since, and all ascrib-
Cair recovery to tihe use of Bcckwith's Pills.
snow that the certificates obtained by the Doctor in North
Fnra are from gentlemen of the highest respectability, and
'ri of them stated to me verbally that which is contained
heir published certificates. I have the most entire confi-
4ce in them.
I also know Dr. Beckwith, and have known him from my
''od; and I cheerfully state, with Bishop Ives, 'that his
:ter as a Christian gentleman and experienced physician,
-s his testimony, in regard to the use of his Antidyspeptic
to the entire confidence of the Public.'
"F. L. HAW


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ALE OF VERY GENTEEL HOUSEHOLD
PS FURNITUR E.-On Friday next, the 29th inst. at 11
o'clock A. M. I shall sell at the late residence of Mr. J. G.
Whitwell, deceased, on Capitol Hill, a great variety of very
genteel and well-kept Household Furniture, as follows :
Mahogany Dining and Breakfast Tables,
Hair Sof., Sideboard, Brass Fire-sets, Chairs,
Mahogany Tray and Stand, Light Stand,
Piano Forte of fine tone, extra keys, &c.
Venitian Blinds, new,
Superior new Carpets throughout the house,
Maple and other Bedsteads, Gilt and other Looking-glasses,
Dining and Tea-ware, Glass-ware,
Good Feather Beds and Mattresses, Bureaus,
Toilet Tables, with many other articles.
Also, Kitchen utensils. Terms ofsale, cash.
The very comfortable and well-finished dwelling is for rent;
it has just been put in complete and thorough repair, papered to
tie garret, and painted; the carpets and blinds, which would be
very desirable to any one taking the house, may be had at pri-
vate sale. It is a fine opportunity for any gentleman wishing
to commence housekeeping.
The house may be examined at any time previous to the sale.
ALEX. MclNTIRE,
arm 21--STuTh&F t Globc) Auctioneer.


FOR REN T.--That elegant dwelling on Missouri
Avenue, occupied as a boarding house by Mrs. McDa-
J.ls. niel. Possession will be given on the 15th of Septemn-
ber next. Apply to Dr. Alexander McWilliams, NavyiYard, or
to James Young, druggist, near the Railroad Office.
mar 21-wtf
ADEIRA AND SHERRY WINES, COG-
ITkNAC AND CHAMPAGNE BRANDY, &c.-
On Friday next, the 27th inst. at 12 o'clock, (noon,) I shall sell
in front of my Auction Store, to close consignments-
2 half pipes of old Madeira Wine
4 do and 3 quar. casks fourth proof Cognac Brandy
h pipe Champagne Brandy (fine)
5 casks Sherry and Madeira
10 do Marseilles Madeira (an excellent article)
8 baskets Champagne; boxes prime Havana Segars
2 casks Lamp Oil; 10 sacks Almonds; 5 sacks Pea Nuts;
Cream Nuts, &c.
10 kegs of excellent Butter; 10 boxes Olives
3 kegs Nails; 2 dozon Scythes, Wire.Sifters, Safes, &c.
Any a ticle in the Grocery line will be received and added to
the sale. Termsa E. DYER,
ap 24-3tsTuTh Auctioneer.
rg WENTY-FIVE DOLLARS REWARD.-I
lost, or had stolen from me, on Saturday, the 21st inst. a
small Pocket Book containing $99 50, with several receipts,
memoranda, &c. If lost, I will give $25 for restoration of book
and contents. If stolen, the gentleman thief will lay me under
additional obligation by enclosing the book and papers through
the Post Office, or any other mode that may suit his privacy, to
Mr. Richard Smith, Office Bank United States, Washington, or
to myself; at the Union Iotel, Georgetown.
ap 24-3t G. MASON GRAHAM.
ULWER Alice, the continuation and conclusion of
Erneest Maltravers, by Bul wer, is this day expected at
GARRET ANDERSON'S
ap 24--3t Book, Stationery, and Fancy Store.
NE THOUSAND DOLLARS REWARD
will be given, by the subscriber, for the delivery of the
following described Negroes, who absconded from him in July
last:
CIARLES, a dark mulatto, five feet eight or nine inches
high, twenty-five years of age, has a scar on the inside of one
of his arms between the wrist and elbow, a smooth face, with
little or no beard.
SOLOMON, very black, about five P ":
twenty-eight years of acre "- -
thick lips. ver


VALLEY LAND AND MILLS FOR SALE.-
Having determined to curtail my farming operations, I
offer for sale a part of my landed property, to wit:
That most valuable estate situate in Berkeley county, Virgin-
ia, adjoining Martinsburgh, the county town, known as the Union
Mills Tract. It contains about 375 acres of excellent limestone
land, one-third bottom, of the best description; the same quan-
tity of cleared npland, and the residue in thrifty timber. The
whole property is in good repair, the land rich, and in a high
state of cultivation. The mills and houses upon it could not be
put there for halfthe money I ask for the estate ; they consist of
a large Stone Merchant Mill, working three pairs of burrs and
one of country stones, with plaster breaker, and all the neces-
sary machinery for the manufacture of flour, &c. in first-rate
style. The mansion-house is a large and comfortable stone
building, divided into fourteen spacious rooms, with a passage
through the centre. The kitchens, offices, and other out-houses
are all of the first quality for convenience, &c. and are mostly
built of stone. There is an unfailing well of pure limestone wa-
ter near the dwelling-house; Tuscarora creek, a bold, constant
stream, runs through the farm, with a fall of from twenty-five
to thirty feet, propels the works of the mill, and affords an ample
supply of water for that and other purposes at all seasons. In
short, there are few, if any, better improved farms in the State,
and none more desirable. It lies within seven miles of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and not more than 15 or 16 from
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
Also, two tracts ofland lying in the rich county of Jefferson,
Va., near the county town, (Charlestown,) one within a mile of
the town, containing about 200 acres, equal in fertility of soil to
any land in the State, with a comfortable stone dwelling-house,
and sundry out-houses thereon, a never-failing well ofgood lime-
stone water in the yard, an ample supply of fine thrifty tim-
ber, &c.
The o;her is about three miles southeast of Charlestown, Ion
and near the Shenandoah river. It contains about 340 acres, is
excellent limestone land, well watered by several fine springs
and a strong stream through it; nearly one-third of it is heavily
clothed with timber, the balance cleared, well fenced, and in a
high state of cultivation; a good proportion of it is rich bottom
land.
1 am extremely desirous to dispose of the whole, or any part
of the above described property, and will consequently make the
terms moderate, and the payments easy.
MATTHEW RANSON,
feb 3-cptf Charlestown, Jefferson county, Va.
L AND FOR SALE, on long credit.-Seldom has
the Public been invited to view a farm combining more
advantages than the one now offered for sale. It lies on the
Eastern branch of the Potomac, four miles from Bladensburg,
and ten from Washingt;n, less than half a mile from the rail-
road, at a point where passengers are taken and landed at all
times, and whence all kinds of produce is shipped for either the
District or the Baltimore markets ; thus deriving all the advant-
ages, without the inconvenience of a railroad passing through
any part of it. It contains 351) acres, about two-thirds heavily
wooded and timbered, and no part of the wood land over three-
quarters of a mile from the railroad. It is estimated, by compe-
tent judges, that enough wood and timber can be cut for market
to pay the whole purchase money, and leave an abundance for
the use of the farm. The cleared land is very productive, and
susceptible of the highest state of improvement, by the use of
clover and plaster. The improvements are, a new two-story
dwelling, fifty-two feet long, with a passage through the middle,
kitchen adjoining, barn, corn-house, servants' houses, &c. all
new and built in the last four years.
This farm, by its variety of soil, is admirably adapted to mar-
keting and grazing, and it is believed a more desirah! I'-"r
to a gentleman residing in town, anr v
leisure hours in agricultr-
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1838.
The motion of Mr. UNDERWOOD to recomnm
the bill making appropriations for continuing
the Gumberland Road in the States of Ohio, In-
diana, and Illinois, and for other purposes," to
the Committee of Ways and Means, with in-
structions to report a bill ceding the road to
the States through which it passes, being under
consideration, and Mr. UNDERWOOD having ad-
dressed the House in support of it-
Mr. CAMPBELL, of South Carolina, re-
marked that, with the opinions he entertained, he would
be wanting in his duty if he did not raise his voice in op-
position to the bill now under consideration, and in sup-
port of the motion just made by the honorable gentleman
from Kentucky, (Mr. UNDERWOOD.) He congratulated
the House and the country upon the motion, coming from
the quarter it did, as indicative of a better feeling upon the
subject of public expenditure, and hoped, if successful, that
an eternal separation would take place between the Gov-
e:nment and this favorite object of internal improvement.
He would ask gentlemen whether the Cumberland road
is more immediately connected with the military defence
or foreign commerce of the country than a thousand others
that intersect it in every direction, or whether the appro-
priations contained in the bill under consideration are not
liable to the general objections applicable to appropriations
for other objects of internal improvement ?
He knew that this road had a sort of prescriptive right
to the patronage ofthe General Government: that as far
back as 1806 an appropriation was made for its construc-
tion out of the two per cent. fund, received from the sale
of public lands, for laying out and making roads to the
State of Ohio, under the Act of 1802, authorizing the
People in the eastern division of the Territory on the
northwest of the Ohio river, to form a Constitution and
State Government." Whether it was then supposed that
this road would become, what it has long since been, a
charge upon the public Treasury, it is not material to in-
quire. We know that appropriations for its construction
commenced in 1806, under the Administration of Mr.
Jefferson, and have continued to the present time.
If this was a Government when constitutional powers
*ere settled by precedents, the frequent appropriations for
this road, extending through a period of more than thirty
years, would be sufficient-to establish the constitutionality
of this bill. While, however, he protested against such a
construction, he would waive its discussion, and base his
opposition upon grounds of expediency.
He did not intend to condemn the policy under which
this road was commenced. Arguments, at-that time ap-
plicable, have, from the altered condition of the country,
now lost their force. In illustration of this, he would
state, that the report of the committee of the Senate in
1805, recommending an appropriation to form a communi- (
cation between the Ohio river and the Atlantic States,
concludes with the following argument: Politicians have
generally agreed that rivers unite the interest and promote
the friendship of' those who inhabit their banks, while.
mountains, on the contrary, tend to the estrangement of' t
those who are separated by their intervention. In the w
present case, to make the crooked ways straight and the '
rough ways smooth, will, in effect, remove the intervening p
mountains, and, by facilitating the intercourse of our West- c
ern brethren with those on the Atlantic, substantially c
unite them in interest, which the committee believe to be t
the only effectual cement of union applicable to the human a
race."
Sir, (said Mr. C.) these objects have been accomplished, v
The crooked ways have been made straight, the rough v
ways smooth, the intervening mountains have been scaled p
-not by this road only, but by numerous communications o
existence, not to Governmental patronage, u
'?: to enterprise prompted by h
..''T andthe strong ci


Lbe redeemed either towards the conclusion of the
suor early after the commencement of the next yeaz
s ian equal to any temporary convenience that ma
e supp-sed to arise from the estimated unexper.ded balance
of appropriations on the 1st of January, 1839.
We are as careless, sir, as if we were sailing under
clear sky, with propitious breezes, over a summer sez
But do you see no speck on the political horizon ? It is n
longer a speck; a cloud has arisen, whose dark shadow i
thrown upon the prospect before us. Where is the faith
ful pilot ? Why does he not warn us of the breakers oi
which, with every sail spread out to the deceitful breeze
-we are madly driving? Where is the honorable chairman
of the Committee of Ways and Means,(Mr. CAMBRELENG,
or the chairman of the Committee of Claims, (Mr. WHIT
TLESEY,) those, faithful guardians of the public treasure'
Why do they not warn us of a national debt, as the inc
viable consequence of unnecessary and extravagant ap
propriations ?
Mr. C. warned gentlemen of the consequences of a na
tional debt. It we contract a national debt, the compro
mise act of 1832," which brought peace to a distracted
country, will prove but a rope of sand to an increase of du
ties. Yea, more, the veiy next revolution of the political
wheel may bring those into power who will not hesitate t(
direct the duties upon importations, constitutionally impose
ed only as a means of raising revenue to pay the legiti
mate expenditures of the Government, to objects of pro.
tection.
Scenes would then return, upon which he could not look
back without feelings of unutterable disgust. Protection
and anti-protection would again become the watchwords
of parties divided by geographical lines. Local prejudices
and individual avarice would again usurp in the halls of le-
gislation places that should be consecrated to patriotism and
virtue. The clamorous importunities of partial interests
would again intrude upon our deliberations, and the Ame-
rican Congress be again converted into an arena for the
most bitter contests.
If we would avoid this, we must, if possible, avoid con-
tracting a national debt. A debt to some extent, from the
present prospects, cannot be avoided. But it is our duty
to refuse all appropriations, whether constitutional or other-
wise, that are not absolutely necessary to defray the expen-
ses of the Government. No gentleman can doubt that a
large national debt will inevitably lead either to an increase
of the tariff, or to recalling the instalments from the States.
To say nothing of the consequences (of which we have re-
cently had bitter experience) of suddenly diverting, by an
act of legislation, a large amount of money from the chan-
nels in which it was employed, he doubted whether there
would ever be found sufficient firmness in Congress to
adopt the latter alternative. Even it the instalments should
be recalled from the States, he doubted whether it would
not prove to be calling spirits from the vasty deep." You
may, perhaps, recall them, "but will they come at your
bidding Mr. C. intended to make no insinuation against
the honor of the States, but, fro the debates at the extra
session upon the proposition to withhold the fourth instal-
ment, he thought it probable that many of the States look-
ed upon the deposits that have been made with them as
egitimately their own property, and, under this impression,
they-will not willingly tax the industry of their citizens to
comply with what they may believe to be an arbitrary and
unauthorized demand.
Within the last two hours we have passed a bill contain-
ng appropriations for an exploring expedition, for the em-
ployment of naturalists, geologists, botanists, to examine
he animals, soils, and plants of distant lands, subjects with
which this Government has as much to do as with the
vespertilio homo, or man-bat of the moon.' In such ap-
tropriations do we give evidence of our sympathi-s for the
condition of our constituents, or afford a revelation qf the
calamities that await them from our legislation ? Do gen-
lemen not see that, by unnecessary appropriations, they
.re sowing the seeds of bitterness between the different
sections of this Union ? That they are digging a mine
which, when it is filled, as it will be, with the elements of
vrath, a protective tariff, and fired by the collision of se-
arate interests, will produce an explosion that may shake
ur political fabric ? If public opinion does not rise against
necessary appropriations, and the voice of economy be
card in this Hall, he would not say that the ruin of the
country, but he would say that the oppression of the Peo-
le, so far as an increase of taxes is oppression, will be the
." consequence.
1 nicious time to commence a reduc-
-" r ropriations, which
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their waters in the Mississippi, together pay tribu Ito the
Gulf of Mexico, but by numerous other channelfi1 com-
munication which owe their existence to indivipal and
State enterprise.
He hoped the motion to recommit would succe : now
was the time by its adoption to relieve ourselvest._w ork
whose constitutionality is doubtful, whose benefit partial,
and appropriations for continuing which, in tl -scnt
condition of the Treasury, must bring on us tl
of reckless extravagance. Let us surrender it t.
through which it passes ; if worthy of patronage
continued under their auspices, sanctioned by tl
ened libelality of their citizens, and paid for by
enjoy the advantage.
If an additional argument was necessary to
the General Government should abandon not o
all other objects of internal improvement not i .
connected with the foreign commerce or military
the country, that argument could be found in the h
plus recently deposited with or paid to the States.


S Mr. EWING, of la. said: I am not
- surprised at the tenor of the remarks made by the ge
1 from S. Carolina (Mr. CAMPBELL) who has just t'
D seat. But it was certainly little to be expected tl
- a proposition as that now before the House wou
- been made by the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr.
. WOOD.) It indicates a new state of feeling when"-
tleman can be found, upon the subject of internal ii
ment, acting at this time of day in harmony w
Doctrine of South Carolina. True, the reasons w
Sfluence the minds of the two gentlemen appear ver
s ent, and the sun and the weather might be as -.
duced into this debate as some of the topics which
have weight with both the gentlemen. Upon the (
discord seems to have arisen on account of the Le
Scandal; and the evident desire to withhold this api
tion on account of prospective tariff views has be
tinctly announced upon the other.
New, to the gentleman from Kentucky it
pleasant exercise to talk-good for the body an
But it becomes me plainly to tell that gentlem,
occasion, that the Louisville canal is a State
constructed under a compact with the United S
further, to tell him that he greatly overrates I
and intellectual strength if lie thinks he can L
the obligations entered i:to by solemn contracts
upon for thirty years, yet still hold the new St.
by their stipulations in relation to the sovereign
soil. It also becomes me, on this occasion, to t
tleman from South Carolina with equal plainne
liberality and enlightened spirit which once chE
many of the statesmen of the South must have
if he thinks the people of the West will allow i
to prevail forever, and a national treasury replen
by a protective tariff, but by sales of the public 1
years exempt from taxation, to be wasted in si
useless fortifications and injurious breakwaters.
lived that even South Carolina was now ent
competitor for the Western trade, by encourage
tem of internal improvement; and I had hoped
policy of her worthy delegation would have expand
her local interests at home. That gentleman n
sured, if even high protective duties be necessary
ed to by this Government, it will be because Soul
tional views overlook the wise policy of the ord
1787, and the opinions of the best patriots and '
of by-gone days. The gentleman may rely upor
disregard of public faith involved in compacts witl
States formed out of the territory northwest of
by which the public lands are secured, and the -
annually coming into the public Treasury immense
rather counteract than promote his much dread
tective system.
But the gentleman from Kentucky, without entert
any of the fears of a protective tariff, which seem to o
upon the mind of the gentleman from South Carolin
nies the validity of the compacts, and would also set tt
naught; and, I must say, he thinks he has more w
than I believe him to possess, when he thus overlook
matured action of those who framed the compact
their binding validity. The gentlerian from Ken
calls the appropriation partial, estimates the amou
ready expended upon the road over and above the tl
cent. fund, and says appropriations for internal imr
ment should now be abandoned. The gentleman ta,
economy and an exhausted Treasury, and appeal
political friends to arrest all such expenditures. T
tleman says nothing of' the equal rights and soverei
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lands without otherwise having paid for them, and who
went elsewhere to improve and protect a new country, and
paid for the soil; the proceeds of which has enabled you
to pay your Revolutionary debt. They fought for your
homes before they travelled West, and in the new States
they relinquished their sovereignty and ownership over the
soil, to enable you to redeem the obligations thereby in-
curred. Yet, the gentleman from South Carolina has
brought the pre-emption hill into this discussion, as though
, was an extravagant appropriation, made only for the
-nefit of the West. This public land topic, involving as
does, the harmony, union and equality of the States, is
f too much importance to be discussed upon the present
occasion If the wise system,matured by the pre-eminent
'talesman of Kentucky, in the other end of this building,
nd adopted by Congress, had not been vetoed by a Presi-
lent who urged upon Congress to dispense altogether with
he public lands as an object of revenue, then the truckling
systemm of his successor, walking in his footsteps, whose
nancial views the gentleman from South Carolina now
n part supports, would never have engendered heart-burn-
ngs and dissensions, with speculations and peculations and
party subserviency; nor would the laboring settler of the
West, seeking a home for himself and his offspring, after
improving the.soil, and securing, by his industry, the means
of future competency, have to come here under the auspi-
ces of a specie-paying circular, asking of the Government
the first right to buy the land which he himself had given
value to by his own improvements. That gentleman may
take my word for it, if speculations can follow a pre-emp-
tion law in Indiana, the speculators will come from other
quarters of the country; the South and the East will furn-
ish them. And, speaking of Southern settlers, although
we have a few such visitors to our fertile region, I only
lament their numbers have not been more rapidly increased.
It seems to be denied, Mr. Speaker, by both the gentle-
men, that the completion of this road is an object of great
nation-1 importance at this time. For military purposes, one
-rst reasons urged for its construction, it is now
be of no avail. The Ohio river, obstructed by ice
ne months each year, the gentlemen think is now
lent for the transportation of munitions of war. The
niscences of the last war should better instruct them.
do we want no mail facilities ? no facilities for com-
drce ? none for social intercourse? Is every other inte-
"st to yield to military considerations? Sir, the paths of
military conquest and glory lead but to the grave of our
prosperity. Sir, the whole country, in all her relations,
moral, social, political, agricultural, commercial, and me-
chanical, cries aloud for this appropriation, and will no
longer be swayed by considerations of vain glory; nor can
any considerations of this character be allowed to overlook
this call, or trample upon and cast aside the public faith
and public welfare upon which it is founded.
Sir, 1 have no desire, called upon thus unexpectedly by
the course of the gentleman from Kentucky, to notice all
the oft-repeated and oft-refuted objections urged against
appropriations for this road; nor shall I speak upon an im-
plied supposition that this House is unacquainted with the
compacts existing, and legislation heretofore had, upon this
subject. But there is a report of the Secretary of War upon
our table, in compliance with a resolution ofthe other branch
of the Legislature, showing what reductions might be made
without doing injury to such parts of the road as have alrea-
been commenced, without violating existing contracts."
uich it appears that a bill had been reported in that
propriating more than double the amount embraced
;11; and with a view to effect thle object which led
I, a much larger sum is absolutely required than
d by the provisions of the bill before the House.
uced estimates in the report adverted to is, for Indi-
ana alone, $266,000, and this sum should now be allowed.
But at this time I will not trespass upon the urbanity
and good feeling of the gentlemen who argue against the
smaller sum in the bill before us; our after action can re-
medy this defect.
I could now almost appeal to the gentleman from Ken-
tucky in the language of Col. Ethan Allen, at Ticonde-
roga, during the Revolutionary war, In the name of the
Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress," to with-
draw his motion to recommit this bill. If he should not,
however, its defeat, I think, is certain. I will point the
gentleman and the House, by an amenidmcnt which I
send to the Chair, to the only equitable and legal mode of
transfer which this House can adopt : by moving a proviso
to his instructions to the Committee, (if the bill be recom-
mitted,) that the surrender of the road to the States
through which it passes, shall be accompanied by an ap-
propriation of an equal average amount of money to each
mile of said road, west of that portion thereof already ceded
to the States in which it lies, to that expended upon each
mile relinquished, to be paid in three annual instalments,
one of which shall be due upon the passage of the law.
:' Sneaker, I will now take my seat, appealing to the
riotism of this House to reject the pro-
T i known to be the uni-
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Illinois, has thus far progressed in conformity with the
compacts between the General Government and those
States respectively by which they were admitted into the
Federal Union. It was conditioned by acts of Con'gress
admitting those States into the Union, that two per cent.
of the nett proceeds arising from the sales of the public
lands should be applied, under the direction of Congress,
in the making of roads to those States respectively. In
Ohio, this road is completed to some twenty miles west of
Columbus. In the States of Indiana and Illinois, the grub-
bing of the road has been completed, and considerable pro-
gress has been made in grading and erecting bridges,
without any portion of the road having been completed in
either of those States; and now the gentleman from Ken-
tucky proposes that the General Government shall abandon
this great national improvement, and surrender it, in its
present unfinished co edition, to the States through which
it passes. Mr. Speaker, I will not take up more of the
time of the House in discussing this question ; but I will
put it to gentlemen who have heretofore voted for appropri-
ations for carrying on this great work of national impor-
tance, to say whether they are now prepared to abandon it
to its fate ? Sir, the construction of this road over the
mountains, and through the new States, has and will in-
duce many thousands to emigrate to the West and pur-
chase the Government lands; by which means your Trea-
sury will be more than reimbursed for all that will be re-
quired to complete this great work. I hope, therefore, that
the friends of this road will promptly reject the proposition
of the gentleman from Kentucky, and that the bill may be
passed without further delay.
[DEBATE TO BE CONTINUED.]

E DGEHILL SCHOOL.--Princeton, N. J.--
This institution has now been nine years in successful
operation, during which time it has received the approbation
and patronage of Mr. CLAY, Mr. SOUTHARD, Mr. BIDDLE, and
many other most distinguished gentlemen, who have selected
it as a place for the education of their sons. it is believed, from
its plan, to combine the essential advantages of private and
public education, and to afford an opportunity of no ordinary
character to those desirous of giving their sons a thorough edu-
cation.
The system of instruction pursued in this Seminary claims no
affinity to the so called easy methods which propose to remove
all labor and drudgery from the acquisition of knowledge.
The subscriber cannot promise any truly valuable mental ac-
quisition, which is not tie result of a slow, patient, pains-taking
process on the part of the pupil himself. What he does pro-
mise, is, by every means in his power, to stimulate the pupil to
this invigorating process. His object is to lay deep and broad
the foundation of a good education-not to make mere learned
boys, but to subject boys to a discipline by which they may be-
come learned and able men. While, therefore, the studies pur-
sued, and the time devoted to each, vary somewhat according to
the destination of the pupils for commercial or professional life,
it is his constant aim to make the instructions in each department
of the nost rigid and thorough-going kind. Boys studying
Greek and Latin are constantly exercised in making double
translations from the English into these languages, and the re-
verse, and, as soon as sufficiently advanced, are required to
compose in these languages, and to write Latin and- Greek
verses after the manner of the celebrated English and European
schools. Boys who are intended for commercial life, and whose
parents on this account do not wish them instructed in the An-
cient Languages, are trained to accuracy and promptness in the
practical applications of mathematics, and receive more ample
opportunities for a practical acquaintance with the Modern Lan-
guages. The French is studied with a view to its being a spo-
ken, and not a written language merely; and to this end it is the
only miediumi of communication allowed at table, as well as at
the recitations in that department, and the more advanced class-
es are required to employ this language in reciting in other de-
partments.
The school consists entirely of boarders, no day scholars be-
ing received. The teachers and pupils live with the principal,
eating at the same table, sleeping under the same roof, and con-
stituting in all respects one family. The discipline is entirely
of the parental kind. Religious instruction is sedulously attend-
ed to, chiefly from the Scriptures themselves, and without insist-
ing upon the peculiarities of any one sect. The grounds are
ample, affording abundant opportunity for healthful sports in the
open air, as well as for the exercise of ingenuity and taste in
gardening and various mechanical arts to those who are disposed
to amuse themselves in this manner. No boy is allowed to leave
the premises except by permission of the principal, and then
usually in company with a teacher. The strictest attention is
paid to keeping the dormitories well ventilated, dry, and clean.
The teachers sleep in the dormitories with the boys, and the lat-
ter are not permitted to speak, nor to hold any communication
with each other, from the time of entering the dormitory till that
of leaving it. Opportunities for vice are entirely excluded, the
school being situated without the town, and apart from all other
buildings, and the boys being never without the presence and
supervision of the principal or one of his assistants. Pocket
money is distributed weekly by the principal, the amount de-
pending upon the conduct of the pupil during the week, though
never exceeding twenty-five cents. It is not desirable nor cus-
tomary to receive boys over twelve years of age. Those eight
or nine years old are pre4rrcd. The school year is divided
into two sessions and two nations, the winter session commenc-
ing the first day of Novelrber, and the summer session the first
lay of May, and the vacations being the months of April and
,r 'n~


TO MY LAST TOOTH-AGED 80:
[ORIGINAL.]
Farewell, thou 1\IETAMORA* of thy tribe!
Thy race for years has been on the decay,.
And thou alone remain'st to gain the gibe
And scoff of school-boy on his happy way,
As 1 perchance a careless smile had wrought,
When thou, so solitary and alone,"
Wert seen beneath thy roof-" the dome of thought"--
Rearing thy head, as churlish as a crone.
Yet once thou hadst-companions, and thy soul
Warmed at the flame by social virtues lit-
Granted its aid as pass'd the sparkling bowl,
To add a charm to melody and wit.
But, late, thy ancient brow bedecked with gold,
A fallen monarch's seemed to be thy doom;
As trainless thou, as that famed king of old,
Whose daughters left him Knight nor squire not
groom. L. S.
APRIL, 1838.
Last of the Wampanoags.

SIGHT GIVEN TO THE BLIND.

NEW ORLEANS, APRIL 17.
Among the Seminole prisoners, is a female named Mary,
about thirty years of age: and born blind, Her life had;
been passed in the wilds of Florida, and among i sa wilder
natives; and ignorance, and a belief in its immobility, have
ever made her resigned to her affliction. When arrived
here, it was stated to her that her blindness could be removed;
that the "great medicine" of the while man could give her
sight. The proposition was referred to her relatives and the
chiefs of her tribe. Superstition naturally entered into tleir
councils, and the result of their deliberations was this oracular
decree : "What the Great Spirit has denied, the pale face can-
not. give ; what the Manitto has ordained, it would be bad in its
children to wish to change." Frequent importunity, however,
induced a better state of feeling, and the patient at length con-
senting, the operation was performed at the barracks, on Satur-
day, the 14th instant, by Dr. LUZENBERG, assisted by Dr. LA-
BATUT, in the presence of several physicians and some of thie
chiefs of the Seminoles. Many singular difficulties presented
themselves ; firstly, from the impossibility of prompt communi-
cation between the patient and the surgeon ) secondly, front
habit, the pupils of both eyes were thrown in lhe internal can-
thus ; and, thirdly, because mental agitation caused the eyeballs
to rush from side to side, as if under the operation of galvanism.
But skill and perseverance can overcome all impediments, and
the poor savage of the woods prepared to receive from the
white man the inestimable blessing of sight. The eyes, which,
in their blind state, were additionally afflicted with obliquity,
will henceforth assume their natural position.
The spell of beauty, the sway of wealth, the charm of oratory,
and the resources of art, are as motes in the air, compared with
the power of science. We speak not of that kind of science,
which by abstruse calculations givcs us the dimensions of a far-
off star, or tells us when eclipses come, although undoubtedly it
is great, it is wonderful-it fills the imagination, but it touches
not the heart. But the science of surgery, which can only ar-
rive at maturity in the human mind almost made perfect-where
the skill of man approaches nearest to the attributes of God-
fills the intellect with wonder, and the heart with joy; for its
aim, its purpose, is to minister to the wants of man, to alleviate
human suffering. The physical requisites alone of the good
surgeon are "the heart of a lion, the eye of an eagle, and the
hand of a iady ;" but what wealth must not that mind possess
whose resources can thus give sight to the "born blind !"
During the first operation, CLOUD, the Seminole chief, watch-
ed it over Dr. LUZENBERG'S shoulder almost as intently as the
surgeon himself; and when, in her agony and dread, the poor
woman refused to submit again, the chief assured her he had
observed the pale face closely, and was satisfied he could give
her sight; that their own great "medecin," their prophet, FE-
LIX-HAVA, could do nothing for her; but, if she would submit a
few moments longer, the medecin of the pale faces would ena-
ble her to gaze upon her children and their father, and to look
out upon the beauty of the country where they were going to
dwell; that she could then mingle in their dances, and see how
their braves could defend her wigwam Bound by habit to obey
her chief, and with some ray of hope to support her, the patient
submitted to the second operation, which was performed with
matchless skill, and well-requited success. Under all the cir-
cumstances of the case, this may well he considered one of the
proudest achievements of surgery; and we cannot avoid envy-
ing the Doctor the gratification he must feel when he reflects
upon the result of his benevolence and skill. "Mary has a child
nine years old, also born blind, who will be operated upon by
Dr. LUZENBERG in the course of the week. May success again
crown his noble efforts !- True American.

TO CON TRACTORS.

OFFICE OF ANNAPOLIS AND ELK RIDGE RAIL-ROAD CO.
April 20, 1828.
ROPOSALS will be received at this office till the 25th
day of May, for the graduation, masonry, and bridging of
the Annapolis and Elk Ridge Rail-road.
The road is about 20 rn;l '
heallthv -ountrv.


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TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.
SECOND SESSION.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1838.

IN SENATE.
The VICE PRESIDENT presented a communication
from the Navy Department, in pursuance of a Senate re-
.solution of March 1st, with a list of agents of the Navy
Pension Fund, copies of the instructions given them, of
accounts and correspondence with them, &c. Laid on the
table, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. HUBBARD presented a communication from the
-Collector at Boston, in relation to certain banks in that city.
Referred.
Mr. BENTON, from the Committee on Military Af-
fairs, reported a joint resolution authorizing the purchase
by the United States of the island at the confluence of the"
St. Peter's and Mississippi rivers. Read, and ordered to a
second reading.
Mr. ROBINSON, from the Committee on the Post Of-
fice and Post Roads, reported a bill for the relief of an in-
dividual, (unheard ;) which was read, and ordered to a sec-
ond reading.
On motion of Mr. TIPTON, the Committee on the
Post Office and Post Roads were instructed to inquire into
the expediency of a new post route fiom Hardensburg to
Salem, in Indianta.
Mr. FULTON, on leave, introduced a bill to authorize
a township in Arkansas to enter other land, in lieu of the
16th section, for-the use of schools. Read twice, and re-
ferred.
Thwbill supplementary to the acts for the appointment
of commissioners under the 14th article of the treaty of
1830 with the Choctaw Indians, was read a third time and
passed.
CASE OF MR. RUGGLES.
The resolution reported by Mr. WHITE, chairman of the
Select Committee on the case of Mr. Ruggles, declaring
that there was no satisfactory evidence.to sustain the charge
made by Mr. Jones, of New Jersey, against the honorable
John Ruggles, and that it was inexpedient for the Senate
to take any.farther measures thereon, was taken up, and
agreed to, without debate or dissent.
BOARD OF CLAIMS.
On motion of Mr. PRENTISS, the Senate resumed
the consideration of the bill to establish a board of commis-
sioners to hear and examine claims against the United
States.
On motion of Mr. MERRICK, the bill was so amend-
ed as to require the special solicitor to file written argu-
ments in reply to the arguments of counsel for claimants,
not only when he should think proper, but also when the
board should require him to do so; and, also, prohibiting
him from practising as an attorney in any court of law or
equity in the country.
Mr. KING, who said he had not been attending to the
adoption of these amendments, moved to modify the bill so
as to take away all discretion on this point, and require the
solicitor to fiTe a written argument with the commissioners
in every case.
The general merits of the bill were now discussed at
length, by Messrs. NORVELL, HUBBARD, PREN-
TISS, BENTON, CALHOUN, NILES, BUCHAN-
AN, TIPTON, BAYARD, CLAY of Alabama, CLAY
of Kentucky, SEVIER, WHITE, and LINN.
Mr. BAYARD (Mr. KING having temporarily with-
drawn his amendment) moved to strike from the bill the
provision for a special solicitor.
Mr. CALHOUN moved to lay the bill on the table,
with a view to refer the whole subject to a special com-
mittee, who should devise and report a system of joint rules
for the two Houses, by which claims should be more cer-
tainly and efficiently decided by the two Houses them-
selves, the claims being presented as now and heretofore.
This motion was negatived as follows:
YEAS-Messrs. Allen, Benton, Brown, Calhoun, Clay,
of Alabama, Lumpkin, Morris, Norvell, Sevier, Smith, of
Indiana, Trotter, Wright, Young-13.
NAYS-Messrs. Bayard, Buchanan, Clay, of Kentuc-
ky, Clayton, Crittenden, Cuthbert, Fulton, Hubbard,
King, Linn, Lyon, Nicholas, Niles, Pierce, Prentiss,
Preston, Rives, Roane, Robinson, Ruggles, Smith, of
Connecticut, Spence, Swift, Tipton, Walker, White,
Williams-27.
The question recurring on Mr. BAYARD'S motion to
strike out the whole provision for a special solicitor, it was
carried in the affirmative without a division.
On motion of Mr. BAYARD, the number of commis-
sioners provided for by the bill was reduced from three to
two.
The provision allowing claimants to appear by coun-
sel, was 4lso stricken out, to correspond with the want of a
Solicitor on the part of the United States.
P" R r. MORRI [ *


WASHINGTON.
"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and
inseparable."

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1838.

The Election for a Representative to Con-
gress from the Baltimore District took place
yesterday. We shall not know the result be-
-fore some time this day or to-morrow. We an-
ticipate a close election, but a result favorable
to the Administration candidate, not upon his
political merits, but upon the demerits imputed
by a certain class (who vote at this election,) to
an act of Maryland lately passed for the regis-
tiation of voters in Baltimore city; a most ex-
cellent law, which few oppose who are in favor
of the purity of elections, and which is particu-
larly unpopular with those who have been ac-
customed to bring to the, polls persons having
no right to vote. In the absence of such a law,
the reader will learn by the following what solt
of frauds the new registry act (not yet in opera-
tion,) was enacted to guard against:
FROM THE BALTIMORE CHRONICLE OF YESTERDAY.
LOOK OUT FOR SQUATTERS.-On Monday eve-
ning we received the annexed letter, under
date of
WILMINGTON, (DEL.A APRIL 23, 1838.
To the Editor of the Chronicle:
SIR : I deem it proper to inform you that on my pas-
sage from Philadelphia to this place this morning, by the
steamboat Telegraph, I ascertained that there was a Van
Buren. agent on board who was taking THIRTEEN persons
to Baltimore to vote at your election this week. Their
passages through were paid by this agent. I have no doubt
that these persons are a squad of the itinerant voters of the
Locofoco party who have voted in New York, and, that
job being performed, are now going onto Baltimore for the
same purpose. They left here in the cars this morning for
your place. Look out for them. You have no registry law
to protect the honest voter from the rogue, and you must
defend yourselves."

Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad.-lt is
with pleasure that we call the attention of the
Public generally, and of Contractors particularly,
to the advertisement of Mr. HUGHES, Chief
Engineer of the company, announcing that pro-
posals for contracts will be received until the
25th of May, for constructing this road for the
whole of the route.
This work presents decided advantages to
attract the attention of contractors. The route
passes through a healthy section of country,
within a few miles of the cities of Baltimore and
Washington, and having all the conveniences
which their vicinity affords; excavation of the
easiest character, materials at hand, and the
means of the company ample to insure prompt
payments.

MissIssIPPI.-At the late session of the Le-
gislature of this State an act of incorporation
was granted for a new Bank, with a capital of
Fifteen Millions of Dollars, one-third of which
is to be subscribed by the State. The following
memorandum from a friend in this city will show
what prospects there are of this Bank heing put
in successful operation :
WASHINGTON, APRIL 25, 1838.
Major JOHN S. GOOCH, the agent of Mississi pi U n
1|ao Jo- S. GocteaetofMsis'iU n


MR. PATTON'S VALEDICTORY.

The Hon. JOHN M. PATTON, of Virginia, has
addressed a letter-" to the People of the coun-
ties of Orange, Spottsylvania, Culpeper, Madi-
son, Rappahannock, and Green," his late con-
stituents, on the occasion of his retirement from
their service in the House of Representatives
of the United States. We propose, if practi-
cable, to insert in our columns the whole of this
address. In the mean time, we ask the calm
consideration by our readers of the following
extract from it:
Never was there grosser injustice perpetrated, or less
wisdom displayed, than in seizing hold of the present ca-
lamitous condition of things to denounce the banks as
perfidious and treacherous, to say nothing of the other
grosser calumnies which have teen uttered against them.
The banks guilty of perfidy and treachery In what ? In
not redeeming their obligations in specie ? Why, who
could redeem their obligations in specie? Can the Gov-
ernment ? No With $30,000,000 in the Treasury, it
cannot pay a million of dollars, otherwise than in promises
to pay, or Treasury notes. There is scarcely an individual
from Maine to Georgia, who can pay $100 in constitution-
al currency. And yet nobody is perfidious and treache-
rous' but the banks. If the banks would pay specie, it is
said, the Government, the States, and the People, would'
all be able to pay specie. But look at it a moment. Mr.
Van Buren says, in his message to the called session of
Congress, that the People are indebted to the banks about
$450,000,000. It is estimated that there is, or was, about
eighty millions of specie in the country, and about one
hundred and twenty millions of bank notes in circulation.
If the banks are required to pay specie, surely nobody will
complain if they require others to pay specie to them. And,
after all, the specie and all the bank notes are paid up to
the banks. How ? By the sacrifice of millions of property
for a song; by enriching the capitalist and the usurer upon
the spoils of the industrious, enterprising, honest farmers,
mechanics and merchants, who are trading upon borrowed
capital, and have been thriving by judiciously availing
themselves of a system of credit, which has built up our
cities stimulated labor of every kind to successful exer-
tion; filled our Western wilds with a hardy, industrious,
and enlightened population; and made the desert blossom
like the rose.' And all for what-? Why, that the Gov-
ernment may be made secure against the disorders of the
currency which afflict the States and the People, and that
office holders and contractors of the Government may be
paid in gold and silver, although every body else must be
contented with depreciated paper."

FRENCH SPOLIATIONS.

Of the petitioners on account of French spo-
liations, prior to 1800, for which the United
States are bound to indemnify the claimants, it


is officially reported that there
From Maine, 69 From V
New Hampshire, 58 N
Vermont, 2 S
Massachusetts, 262 G
Rhode Island, 25 K
Connecticut, 60 O
New York, 101 A
New Jersey, 4 M
Pennsylvania, 106 L
Delaware, 5 M.
Maryland, 124 In
Dist. of Columbia, 20
Of which the following appeal
er classification, viz.
Petitions of original claimants, in their
of administrators,
of executors,
for heirs,
for estates,
as surviving partners, -
as guardians, -
widows for estates,
as assignees of bankrupts,and
as trustees of insolvents,

of insurance c
or .>


are-
Virginia, -
*orth Carolina,
south Carolina,
eorgia, -
entucky, -
hio, -
.labama, -
lississippi,
.ouisiana, -
lissouri, -
idiana, -


- 49
- 25
- 27
3
3
- 6
2
- 1
- 2
- 1
1


ars to be a prop-


r own right,
- 107 Ci-
113
-37
45 .
7- F7> D
S2 -
4
52 2


445


RED RIVER RAFT.
EXTRACTSFROM LETTERS OF CAPT. SHREVE.


Brig. Gen.



SIR : I
ment tha
moved, a
boats, foi
Th
a full
section
ter fro
it is bel
The T
ble outle
side, has b
timber, for
effect has
sanguine c
three-fourt
months agi
site of mu(
that pass.
I have in
vare Bayoi
against the
nel; if, he
have alreac
smaller dii
ments are
and twelv
good road
The sl
and that'
by rains.-
The emi
and levees
of the river
durability,
to the succ
river.


CHIRLS GRATIOT,
Bef Engineer, ITashlnglon.
HEAD OF THE RED RIVER RAFT,.
MARCH 27, 1838.
ve the honor to inform the Depart..
SGreat Red River Raft is now re-
Sfree.navigation opened for steam-
i which have passed up through it.
er Revenue came up yesterday with
in twelve hours through the upper
Raft. The navigation is now bet-
veport to the head of the Raft than
at place.
v Chute, one of the most formida-
om the main channel on the east
'U!ed from the Raft with a dense mass of
nd a half miles from the old river. The
b favorable to the fullest extent of my most
Ca tions; it has stopped out of that chute
h the water that flowed through it two
o, it is now in a situation to collect a depo-
d will accumulate very fast, and finally dry

n ress an embankment of earth over Bene-
u, have some doubt of being able to close it
< tity of water that flows out of that chan-
>w I succeed, the Bayou will be dried. I
dy n successful in closing three bayous of
m ns with similar works. The embank-
i )f earth, the base three times the height,
t top; they serve as bridges, and form a

he embankments are planted with willow,
h cane, to preserve them from the wash

S nts are raised three feet above the land,
ieen thrown up to prevent the freshets
r washing them. I have hopes of their
as tu r usefulness is of the greatest importance
ess o .he improvement of the navigation of the


I am also ere ng a boom of floating trees, scarfed to-
gether, at Dul Bayou, eight miles above the Raft, de-
signed to thro' e drifting timber into that Bayou, which
has sufficient city to take in all the timber that will
probably come vn the river in two years. If the boom
proves effectual, 'o very important objects will be gained
by it. First, th' imber will be thrown out of the Raft
region, and will rot obstruct the navigation. Secondly,
the Bayou will bm filled up, and a large portion of its wa-
ter, that now flovs into Lake Caddo, will be turned into
the river, and flov through the Raft region.
I shall continueto make all the improvements that can


be made by.
of the Raft
the bed of th
banks are ca
the engagem
I shall pro
and boats.


ig up the bayous, removing fragments
I shoal points, and snags and logs from
r, and felling trees at places where the
in, until the first of May; at that time
the men now employed expires.
to Louisville, Kentucky, with the men
* *


U. S. STEAMER ERADICATOR,
RED RIVER RAFT, APRIL 1, 1838.
By my letter to the Department, dated the 27th ultimo,
you were informal that the Red River Raft was cut


through. It
you that sti
gate it daily,
Seven ste;
have passed,
Shreveport o
steamer the
of the -1


nationn of that fact, I have to inform
el, and flat-bottomed boats now navi-
at difficulty.
s, four keel-boats, and one flat-boat,
vernment boats not include e
'9th ultimo I-
Sa ie United States
t M. and ran out at the head
e fifty-two miles) at ten minutes be-
erage speed on the trip was over six
our.
io. the steamer Brian Borohme made
"t go, in 7 hours 30 mi n s
., uu, u mune department that no
tuence can remain in that part of the
)uld not be carried through the whole

aft which was located below Shreve-
na iN.Lfor three years past;

make an appropriation at their
tly large to admit of the Eradica-
r at as early a date in the fall as
be necessary to enlarge its chan-
d points, to give room for the drift-
vithout lodging. When the river
ts, a large quantity of timber flows
i new rafts, if the trees are not cut
n until the river is cleared to such a
'own whole.
L Ily, &c. &c.
HENRY M. SHREVE,
Superintendent, &c.

PHE EDITORS.

'EBSTER, in his late second speech,
ional Intelligencer of April 4, stat-
xports of the country exceeded the
ixty-one millions-(the exports one
lions, and the imports one hundred
half millions.) Coming from Mr.
5 is entirely correct. If so, then,in
ce of trade in our favor is sufficient.
ing the quantity of specie requisite
ial currency. When such are oui
ers, what an astonishing want o
ist there have been somewhere, to
effects !
n themselves totally unfit to be en
the currency. Private interest is
ir true and appropriate law. This
nust look elsewhere for lofty, com-
views. The Legislature of Penn
ts session without doing any thing
hus, from all quarters, an injured

rets nothing but deferred
HOPE.
33, 1838.

3ATHS.
,n the 20th instant, after a shor
JANE GIBBS, widow of Mr
daughter of Captain ALEXANDEI
f Alexandria, D. C.
ay of April, at the residence o
ice George's county, Maryland
LBERT, wife of Mr. ZADOCI
and-daughter of Mr. MARCUS S
ear of her age, leaving an infan
affectionate husband, and a nu
mourn her loss.


FLORIDA-ITS CONDITION AND PROSPECTS.

TO THE EDITORS.
MEssRS. EDITORS: Our country presents a singular and
anomalous appearance. Enjoying, in an eminent degree,
the most uninterrupted and amicable relation with foreign
Powers, her own shores exhibit, in reverse, a view as dis-
tinct as it is incomprehensible. On the North, a restless
spirit has been at play, and our citizens have alike been
lending their sympathies and action in the inrcipient
struggle at revolution, which shook the allegiance of Can-
ada, and threatened its continuance as an appanage of the
British Crown.
A prompt and judicious policy on our part has happily
allayed the consequences so much to be feared; and by a
dispersal of those turbulent and anarchical minds, have we
alike contributed to the present tranquillity of our English
neighborhood, and preserved that neutrality which was
our duty and obligation. Our extreme Southern limit is
the theatre of a war with a few freemen of nerve battling
against the sanctity of treaty ; whilst the Government,
equally determined to carry out its principles, offers no al-
ternative but extermination: or a compliance with the mea-
sures which they have voluntarily assumed. The borderer
is alarmed at the consolidation of the red-man on his West- -
ern frontier, and sees the future darkened by difficulty and
danger from such proximity; whilst the friend of the In-
dian as warmly believes that such apprehension is but im-
aginary, and that the concentration of these sons of the
forest is alike the result of the truest wisdom and most en-
lightened benevolence. These events combine in render-
ing the position of this country, if not as perilous as the
apprehensions of many would suppose, at least fraught with
a matter of regret and wonder; astonishment at the sick-
ly sentiment of our own citizens, in preferring the dangers
and horrors of revolution to the peaceful quiet which would
mark their lives, were it not that opinion is diseased ; and
they thus lend themselves to its existence, in the bootless
hope of fame and reward. That desperate men should
countenance such outbreaks of general violence, whose for-
tunes may be benefitted, and thus retrieve their fallen estate,
is no unfrequent occurrence; but that the yeomanry of a
country, with the comforts of life multiplied around them,
and their labor resulting in a sure reward and recompense,
should forego such condition for the doubtful chances of
revolution, excites the most unqualified amazement; re-
gret, that a fair and noble portion of our soil should be laid
bare and waste by the strides of war; and that all the
sympathies and feelings of our nature should have received
a merciless check in the slaughter of our wives, our child-
ren, and our friends.
Florida, the land of flowers, where, in its varied tem-
perature, we can hope the product of every clime; where
experience has demonstrated the practicability of the suc-
cessful cultivation of our great staples ; and where indus-
try and enterprise were, hand in hand, wending their way
to wealth and independence-a land which taste was em-
bellishing, and in which its occupants had fondly cherished
peaceful repose; amid whose balmy, fragrant breezes the
invalid sought and found health ; where the enterprising
farmer reared his almost countless stock on her rich prai-
ries and savannahs; and where, if aught be required to
complete this scene of earthly advantages, her inhabitants
were linked in the fond and enduring bonds of brother-
hood and sympathy. What is she now? One wide waste
of devastating ruin. From the Cape to St. Augustine,
there is not a solitary dweller on her Eastern border; and
a line drawn west to Tampa is alike untenanted by its
former residents. The plantations, from whence went forth
the hum of busy and contented voices, are now. overgrown
by the rankest verdure. Their dwellings have sent forth
their blaze upon the hostile hands which fired them ; and
their very positions are now unknown, save but by the
charred elements of some little heap which now remains.
Her mills, the costly works of art, ruined by incendiarism,
alone mark the spot; and they too would have shared one
undistinguished ruin, had not their elements resisted the
total action of fire. Her prairies are deserted of those
herds of cattle which drew their life upon them, and which
gave wealth and competence to their possessors, and their
humble dwellings; but these happy homes, with, V api-
dated or destroyed.
And where are her inh, JI S Those sufferers from
the lawless viol e f their red neighbors: with whom
the -nand ot friendship was interchanged, and its
grasp yet warm with unsuspecting confidence, when the
rifle, and knife, and torch, sent the chillness of death
throughout the land?
Those who escaped this first sally of vengeance fled for
safety, with their wives and little ones, and grouped to-
gether; they built pickets for their security. Alas they
exchanged the free air of their homes, for the sickliness
and death of stockades; the exposure to lain and sun;
the want of wholesome provisiorn- -togethervwith the dis-
?ijgcauses incident to their situation, have, in a great
degree, ruined the health of the survivors; and thus has
one portion of Florida been deprived of its inhabitants by
the fury of the savage, and disease and death. Is this not
a matter of regret? Is it not one of wonder ? That all
this desolation, all this misery, and heart-rending sorrow,
should occur, and occur with such impunity ? For one, I
am lost in astonishment, in reviewing the past three years
of the history of Florida,-the past three years' history of
the American arms. And yet, a war, fierce and vindic-
tive, still exists. The Seminolo is unappeased; he still
thirsts for vengeance, as heldid in the onset; aid the p re--
sent month has witnessed the sacrifice of farther valuable
lives in his unchecked strides. It is now not perhaps ne-
cessary to inquire why these results have been produced,
and why they were not foreseen, and fully guarded against.
They are the facts of history. Florida has had our best
troops, commanded by Generals; in the regular pay of the
Government, as well as those who were volunteers; and
what do we see? One, penned up; one, marching gal-
lantly to Tampa, and back to Augustine; one, really hunt-
ing up and giving the Indian a fight on his own terms at
Wahoo ; and another, most gravely urging upon the hon-
ored Secretary, Mr. Poinsett, to allow the Seminoles to re-
main and cultivate the land in alliance with his white


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ORT OF ALEXANDRIA,
D, APRIL 21.
ton ; plaster, lime, and sundries to
n, Harwick; ballast to Lambert &
ght, Charleston; lumber to Wm.
wburyport; assorted cargo to W.


neighbor. The solicitude thus expressed, together with
the logical, not to say philanthropic, conclusions of the
measure, will increase, in no small degree, the reputation
of that commander, and present him, in bold relief, as the
most useful officer for carrying out principle by any other
means than those pointed out by the Government. He,
doubtless, felt it was in him to meet and overcome diffi-
culties," by negotiation. V.


Sale This DVay.
N Thursday next, 26th instant, at 11 o'clock, at the ware-
houses O'Donnell's wharf, Baltimore, the cargo of the brig
Wave, from Ponce, P. R.
232119 bbls. Muscovado Sugar, represented prime.
Also, 150 bbls. Honey. ap 25-d2t
REASONABLE DRY GOODS.-The subscribers
have lately received a portion of their Spring and Summer
Goods, amongst which are many beautiful articles.
Rich Figured Poult de Soic
do Plain do do
Rich Shalleys and Mousseline de Laines
do Second Mourning do do
do do do Paris Lawns and Jaconets
French Needle-worked Capes
do do do Single Collars
do do do do do (with frills)
do do do Collarets
Embroidered Fancy Reticules
Thread Laces, Edgings, and Insertings
Embroidered, Hemstitched, and Plain Linen Cambric Hand-
kerchiefs
Silk and Kid Gloves
100 dozen superior Silk and Cotton Hosiery, (of every de
scription)
Figured Bobbinets and Swiss Muslins
56 pieces Irish Linens, remarkably cheap, and warranted free
from cotton mixture
Cambrics, Jaconets, and a great variety of white goods
Rich Chintz, Lawns and Jaconets (new style)
Rich white real Blonde Lace Veils, from $15 to $25
Table Diapers and Summer Quilts
Black Italian Lustrings and Poult de Soies
Summer Satin, Plaid Shalleys
Worked Swiss and Jaconet Edgings and Insertings
White and colored Corsets and Skirts
Hamilton, Long Cloths and Sheetings
Super. black and blue-black Bombasins
Do do do Shalleys
Love Veils and Handkerchiefs
Rich Beltings and Fancy Bonnet Trimmings
White, black and green Blonde Gauze Veils
Thules for Veils
Blonde and Thread Laces


POSTSCRIPT.

NEW YORK, APRIL 24.
The Steam Ship performance is all the talk of
the city. Thousands and thousands rushed to
the Battery yesterday afternoon, as soon as the
long low black volume of smoke from the Great
Western was telegraphed as off the Hook, for
the smoke was seen long before the hull. The
Forts discharged their artillery as she swept into
the harbor; and the crowds on shore, wrapt in
astonishment, reminded me of Irving's descrip-
tion of the amazement of the natives when the
little caravels of Palos, with Christopher Co-
lumbus on board, first hove in sight of Hispan-
iola. The Great Western is, indeed, a monster,
being by far the largest steamboat ever in our
waters, and our boats all dwindle into insigni-
ficance beside her. The mob yesterday even-
ing were ravenous to get on board of her.
The little British middies had hard work
to keep off the boys, and John Bull got some
hearty curses from some of them because
John would not permit Brother Jonathan's
youngsters to roam at large about the mon-
ster. Indeed, so much excitement was cre-
ated at last, that a considerable political ca-
pital might have been made out of the affair,
if the Administration newspaper press here had
the faculty the Globe has in making monsters :
for it would have been Globe logic to reason-
this is a Biddle monster that the Barings have
sent out, &c. and, therefore, Democrats were in
danger, &c. &c. John Bull's boys were under
admirable discipline, and they took all the hard
words Jonathan's boys gave them, without a re.
ply. If any ill feeling could thus be created,
it will all be atoned for by the hearty and
generous enthusiasm with which the whole
city, as a city, and the Corporation, as its
organ, are about to welcome, to-day, in form,
the great event of the beginning of a Packet
Atlantic Ocean steam navigation. The experi-
ment is an experiment no longer. Here are the
ships, with dates even from.Constantinople but
little more than a month old, from Madrid not a
month, from Paris but nineteen days, and from
Bristol but fifteen and a half. Their log-books
show gales, storm, sleet and hail, and man now
has even another triumph over the elements of
air and water. Detroit even, the past winter,
was farther off, time being the measurement,
than Paris or London, 3,000 mile over sea; and
for the first time no -t-Be ritish flag on a -Bri- *
tish b a ..n et the American flag on an
American boat in the waters of the Hudson,
where Robert Fulton, a New Yorker, first im-
parted life to this new agency of man.
Stocks have fallen to-day. They were run up
too fast yesterday. United States Bank is 116;
Delaware and Hudson 72; specie I per cent.
premium ; Treasury notes I per cent. discount.
Mexican papers to the 26th ult. have been re.-
ceived. The ultimasGed-b the French
Fiiiiiter ~lmst m areo Congress on the
Q6th. The terms contained in the ultimatum
are, that the Mexicans shall pay $600,000 for
claims, and $55,000 to the families of French-
men shot by order of the Government, and that
their judges and the commandant at Tampico
should be removed. In case these terms are not
complied with by the 15th of April, hostilities
were to commence.

--AMERICAN THEATRE-Louisiana Avenue.
Second night of STEVENS, and Miss
GANNON.
THIS EVENING, APRIL 26,
Will be performed the new drama, in two acts, of
LILLIPUTIANS IN KENTUCKY.
After which, a sketch from O'Keefe's favorite Musical Farce
of the Poor Soldier, called
RURAL COURTSHIP.
The whole to conclude with (for the last time) the new drama
in I act, entitled
GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT.
(Being the only time these two pieces can be played together.)
In the course of the piece, a Grand Procession of the Lilliputian
Army, with a Bombardment fi om the Forts of Lilliput.


FRIDAY, the last night but one, will be performed Douglas
Travestie. After which, by request, the Actress of all Work,
in which Miss Gannon will sustain six characters, and give a
Fancy Dance from La Bayadere. To conclude with the laugh-
able farce of Family Jars.
AST WEEK OF COOKE'S GALLERY OF
PAINTINGS.-The splendid paintings, originals and
copies from the mott celebrated masters, executed by G. COOKE,
now exhibiting on 4j street, near Pennsylvania avenue, will
close on Thursday, the 3d of May. Open from 8 a. m. to sun-
down. Admittance 25 cents, children 12J.
ap 26-dlw (Globe & Madisonian.)


AIIRST OF MAY.--Annual May Ball, at Caru-
A s's Saloon.-Mr. CARUSI respectfully informs the
citizens of Washington, and the District generally, that his AN-
NUAL MAY BALL for the season will take place on Tues-
day evening, 1st of May next, on which occasion, both rooms
will be thrown open and brilliantly illuminated. Two fine bands
of music have been engaged for the evening, and extensive ar-
rangements are in preparation in the way of decorations and or-
nament.
Mr. CARUSI would take the occasion to assure the Public that
no exertions will be spared on his part to render the Ball every
way worthy of the liberal patronage these interesting fetes have
hitherto enjoyed.
Ladies who have not received their invitations, through mis-
take, are politely requested to send their address to the saloon.
Tickets $1-to be had at the door on the evening of the Ball.
ap 26-td [Globe]
HIRTINGS, LONG CLOTHS.-Just received--
10 pieces English Long Cloths
25 do Hamilton Long Cloths
50 do Low-priced
25 do Hard-twist Irish Linens
5 do Superfine, for Collars
25 do Low-priced Irish Linens
ap 26-3t D. CLAGETT.
PRIVATE TUTOR WANTED.-The subscri-
ber wishes to engage a Private Tutor in his family. The
applicant will be expected to produce testimonials of his com-
petency and of his moral character. To one qualified to under-
take the charge a liberal compensation will be allowed. Address
per mail to F. S. KEY, Jr.
West River Post Office, A. A. County,
ap 26-3t Maryland.
PRINTING TYPE AND PRESSES FOR
SALE, (a great bargain,) embracing every material,
well chosen and in good order for the publication of a news-
paper, and a complete jobbing establishment.
The founts are 20, 16, 12, 10, 8, 6 and 5 line Pica, with Can-
on, IDouble English, Great Primer, Pica, and Bourgeois and










NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS TO AND FROM
CHIARILESTON, S. C.


N consequence of the steaut packet PULASKI not being
ready, as expected, to take the Ile, the GEORGIA, Cap-
tain Rollins, awl the SOUTH CAROLINA, Captain Coffey,
will continue to leave Norfolk for Charles'on every Saturday,
and Charleston every Friday, alternately, as formerly, until
further notice.
The commanders of these Packets are well known to be men
of skill and long experience. Passengers leaving Philadelphia
on Friday will always be in time for these Packets, by taking
the Norfolk boat the same day. They are one night less at sea
than any other Line, making the passage in 40 to 45 hours.
Passage through from Philadelphia $30
4" Baltimoe 28
Norfolk 25
Tickets to be had at the Baltimore Steamboat Office, Phil-
adelphia, lower end of Chestnut street,and at the Norfolk Steam-
boat Office, Baltimore, lower end of Spear's wharf, or on board
of the boats.
All baggage at the risk of the owners.
ap 4- JAMES FERGUSSON.

RICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG, AND PO-
TOMAC RAILROAD.
_On and after the 25th instant, the
Cars with the mail and passengers coin-
ing South will leave Fredericksburg at 5
o'clock A. M. ; going North, they will con-
tinue to leave Richmond at half-past 5 A. M.
Each train will start precisely at the time appointed, and the two
trains will meet at the junction with the Louisa Railroad.
LINE FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE.
On and after the 25th instant, the passengers for the Louisa
Road will leave Richmond in the mail train, viz. Passengers
from Richmond for Charlottesville will leave Richmond at half-
past 5 o'clock A. M. and arrive at Charlottesville the same even-
ing ; and passengers from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville will
leave Fredericksburg at 5 o'clock AM' M. and also arrive at Char-
lottesville the same evening.
Fare from Richmond to Washington, $6 00
Do from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville, 6 00
Do from Richmond to Charlottesville, 5 50
mar 26- 2w
GREAT CENTRAL ROUTE BETWEEN THE
NORTH AND SOUTH.




The Portsmouth and Roanoke Railroad Company have
now formed a connexion with the Virginia and Maaryland
Steamboat Company, by which there is a continuous line for
passengers from Baltimore or Washington to Charleston, S. C.
GOING SOUTH.
Passengers will leave Baltimore at half past 3 o'clock P. M.,
on Monday and Fridays, by the steamboat ALABAMA, Captain
Sutton; or leave Washington at 12 M., Wednesday, in the Co-
LUMBIA, Captain Mitchell, and arrive at the depot wharf in
Portsmiouth early the next morning, in time for the Portsmouth
and Roanoke cars to Halifax, N. C. At Halifax, they will take
the Wilmington and Raleigh railroad line of post-coaches, at 4
o'clock same day, and proceed to Wilmington, N. C.; or, by
taking the Merchants' Accommodation Line, they may proceed
to Raleigh and Greensborough, when they will meet the South-
western or Piedmont Line, as well as the Line, via Salem,
Wythe court-house, &c., to Nashville, Tennessee. The steam-
boat Fox runs to and from Plymouth and Edenton, N. C., in
connexion with the line.
GOING NORTH.
Leave Charleston on Sundays and Tuesdays, at 5 P. M. ;
breakfast the next morning at Wilmington. Leave Wilmington
on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and, by railroad and
coaches, arrive at Halifax on the evenings of the next days.
-Sleep at Halifax, and the next morning proceed, by the Ports-
moutitt;f d- oanoke railroad, to Portsmouth, where they will be
taken, on Sundays aid Wednesdays, by the ALABAMA, f)r Bal-
timore, at half past 3 P. M., a::.' o Fridays by the COLUMBIA
for Washington, at 3 P. M.
This line being now complete, offers to the .rave l., route
which, for speed, safety, comfort, and economy, is not equalled ;
for, while it avoids the dangers of the ocean, it is unattended
with the fatigue consequent upon an altogether inland route,
where .there is necessarily much night travelling.
The Chesapeake Bay boats, and the one from Wilmington to
Charleston, are unsurpassed for elegance and speed. The post-
coaches, horses, and drivers, are of the best, and the Poitsmouth
and Roanoke Railroad Company assure the Public that every
means are exerted, regardless of expense, to keep their road
in good order; and, if well-chosen and experienced agents and
engineers, acting undei the most rigid written instructions, can
be a guaranty to safety, then it may be confidently relied on.
ap 7-dim
-. .- JA '.. ,



W ASHINGTON BRANCH RAILROAD.-The
Passenger trains on this road will daily start as follows,
viz.


From Washington for Baltimore, at 6 o'clock A. M.
and at 41 do P.M.
From Baltimore for Washington, at 9 o'clock A. M.
and at 4 do P.M.
Passengers by the morning train, if proceeding westwardly,
can connect with the Western train on the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad, at the Relay House, reach Frederick in time for the
Western stages that leave there at 12 o'clock noon, or Har erfl
Ferry in time for the evening train to W e wle T ipas-
sengers travellin a are conveyed though to Phila-
delphia without unnecessary detention at Baltimore, reaching
Philadelphia in time for the evening line to New York, and
thus accomplishing the journey from Washington to New York
in one day.
Under no circumstances whatever can the train be delayed
beyond the hour fixed for starting. It is, therefore, respect-
fully suggested that Passengers procure their Tickers the pre-
vious evening; to enable them to do which, the office will be
kept open till 7J o'clock P. M. By order :
feb 1- SAM STETTINIUS, Agent.

001 -M TRAVELLERS FOR THE GREAT
M ~ '*-r South and South'western sections of country are
informed that the mails for these sections of country,via Charles-
ton, Augusta, Mobile, New Orleans, &c. are to leave this city
every evening, by or before ten o'clock.
Passengers who accompany the mails are assured not only of
certainty, but of the greatest expedition also. The Wilmington
line to Charleston is considered to be the quickest and safest
steamboat route to the South and the Southwestern country.
An omnibus will attend at the railroad depot to convey pas-
sengers to the boat, free of expense. The omnibus will call,
as usual, regularly, at the Hotels- kept by Mr. Gadsby and Mr.
Brown.
mar 29-dim J. WOOLFOLK & CO.

SSTEAMBOAT PH(ENIX.-The new
us 0 and splendid steamboat Phonix, built expressly
for this route, is now ready to commence running, and will start
this day, and leave each place regularly, at the following times,
viz.
Leave Alexandria at 8 and 10 A. M.
Do do at 3 and 5 P. M.
Leave Washington at 9 and 11 A. M.
Do do at 4 and 6 P. M.
Leave Alexandria for Georgetown daily, at 12 o'clock, and
leave Georgetown at half past 1 o'clock, until further notice.
.mar 26-dtf PETER JONES, Captain.
RAILROAD LINE BETWEEN BALTIMORE
AND PHILADELPHIA.



T HE Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad
Company announce to the Public the following arrange-
ment for their Passenger Trains, between the two cities:
First train will leave the depot, Pratt street, Baltimore, at 61
o'clock A. M. daily, (Sundays excepted.) Breakfast on board
the steamboat Susquehanna at Havre de Grace, and, passing
through Elkton to Wilmington, will there take the splendid
steamboat Telegraph, Capt. Whilden, and arrive in Philadel-
phia at 1 o'clock, several hours before the evening cars leave
that city for New York.
Fare through by this line, only TWO DOLLARS.
Second train, being the United States' 1Mail line, will leave
the depot in Pratt street daily at 9J A. M. passing through
Havre de Grace, North East, Elkton, Wilmington, and Chester.
Passengers by this line will dine at Wilmington, and arrive in
Philadelphia also in time to take the evening cars for New
York.
Fare by this line, through, THREE DOLLARS.
Returning, the lines will leave Philadelphia at 61 A. M. and
at 2 P. M. Passengers leaving Philadelphia in the 6J o'clock
line, will always arrive in Baltimore to dinner, and in time for
the evening cars for the West, and for Washington city.
'A. CRAWFORD, Agent,
mar 1 e-.tawA.ur Baltimore.
tni~msl .m C.


R'- FOR NORFOLK.-The steamer CO-
S "J LUMBIA will leave Washington foi Noriblk
every W wednesday, at 12 o'clock, or after the arrival of the cais
from Bihimrore, until furthernotice.
Passage and fare $8.
All freight destined for Richmond, Petersburg, or Charleston,
unless consigned to some person in Norfolk, will not be receiv-
ed on board unless the freight is paid on shipping.
uJAMES MITCHELL, Master.
Thle Columbia will arrive in Norfolk in time for the Ports-
mouth and Roanoke Railroad. mar 26
ARASOLS AND UMBRELLAS3.-JUST RE-
CEIVED-.
150 New Parasols
50 Silk Umbrellas
50 Gingham and Cotton do
Also, 250 dozen Cotton Hosiery
We have had the above made up to order. They are of the
best quality, and we can sell them as low as they can be pVr-
chased in the United States.
ap 14-eo6t WM. & GEO. STETTINIUS.
C ITY TOBACCO STO.R E.-This spacious and con-
venient warehouse is now in readiness for the reception
of Tobacco, and is located near Dock street wharf, Philadelphia,
at the termination of the rail-road leading through the city, and
connecting with that :o Columbia, thereby saving porterage to
those transporting from the West, as cars can be unloaded with-
in the building.
Mr. William Reeder, whose experience of several years as
Inspector in "State Warehouse, No. 1, Baltimore," justly en-
titled him to the confidence of the dealers and planters in Ohio
and Maryland, has been appointed to take charge of the ware-
house, and every facility will be offered by him, consistent with
the interests of the trade.
The following rates have been agreed upon
The owner or receiver of tobacco pays 50 cents per hhd. for
inspection.
The purchaser or shipper $1 25 per hhd. outage, to lay free
of storage 6 months, after which time subject to a charge of 25
cents per hhJ. a month. mar 10-3aw3m


B-OARDING SCHOOL, New Ilaven.-Miss AN-
GELICA GILBERT and Miss MARY E. EDWARDS,
respectfully inform the Public that they continue their School in
the City of NEW HAVEN, assisted by several ladies, who have also
taught a number of years, and by masters in French and Draw-
ing ; which, with the opportunity to those sufficiently advanced,
of attending the Lectures of Professor Sillirqan and of Professor
Olmsted, comprehends all the usual departments of female
education.
Their house is sufficiently large to accommodate well about
thirty boarders, a small number being generally preferred by
parents.
The year is divided into three terms: that of the summer
commences on the 1st of May; th se of the winter, the 1st of
October, and the 7th of January.
Reference may be given to parents and guardians of present
and former scholars, and to the Rev, Dr. Croswell, of this city,
or to the Rev. Dr. Hawkes and Alderman Woodhull, in New
York.
NEW HAVEN, CT., APRIL 2, 1838.
~" A card of the expense will be sent, on request, by mail.
ap 6-3td&law3w
0-4 T' DOLLARS REWARD.-On the 4th of the
1 y ~present month I am informed that my man LAN-
DON, a likely young fellow of the negro complexion, about
the common size, and a blacksmith bv trade, left Mr. George
Crump's, of this county, where he had recently taken a wife.
He was met near Germantown with all the preparations for a
long trip-when questioned said he was on his way to the
neighborhood of Mr. David James', near Ariss Bockner's, Esq.,
of Loudoun county. He had been hired one year to Mr. H.
Barren, at Greenwich; he was also hired one year to Mr.
Austin Green, late of Culpeper county,where he has made many
acquaintances; but it is apprehended that he was making for
the District of Columbia, and probably on to the North. The
above reward will be given if taken out of the State and deli-
vered to the Subscriber near Morgansburg, Fauquier county,
Virginia, or $50 if taken out of the county and in the State,
and 820 if taken in the neighborhood. lie took with him acoat
and pantaloons of greenish twilled home made milled cloth of
cotton and yarn, and various other clothing-a cap, hat, and a
light drab great coat.
ap 3-eo2!n WM. BOWER.
A BEAUTIFUL HEAD OF HAIR is the grand-
A es ,t ;- lament belonging to the human frame. How
strangely the loss oI ,i changes the countenance, and prema-
eyod" g ae, which causes many
turely brings on the appearance o 1 te' which causes many
to recoil at being uncovered, and sometimes o so-
ciety to avoid the jests and sneers of their acquaintance ; ne
mainder of their lives is consequently spentin retirement. In
short, not even the loss of property fills the generous, thinking
youth with that heavy, sinking gloom as does the loss of his
hair. To avert all these unpleasant circumstances, OLDRIDGE'S
BALM OF COLUMBIA stops the hair from falling off, on the first
application, and a few bottles restore it again. It likewise pro-
duces eyebrows and whiskers, prevents the hair from turning
gray, make it curl beautifully, and frees it riom scurf. Nume-
t .e.tTI t r firt respectability, in support ofr -r'P--
taes eoflrdges a a l V -, ssal

gi Read the following:
Robert Wharton, Esq. late Mayor of Philadelphia, has certi-
fied, as may be seen below, to the high character of the follow-
ing gentlemen:
The undersigned do hereby certify that we have used the
Balm of Columbia discovered by J. Oldridge, and have found it
highly serviceable, not only as a preventive against the falling
off of hair, but also a certain restorative.
WM. TIATCHER, senior --
Methodist Minister in -Ge-orge charge, 86 North 5th st.
_.----- -- JOHN P~NGLIS, 331 Arch street.
JOHN I). THOMAS, M. D. 163 Race st.
JOIN S. FUREY, 101 Spruce street.
HUGH McCURDY, 243 South 7th street.
JOHN GARD, Jr. 123 Arch street.
The aged, and those who persist in wearing wigs, may not
always experience its restorative qualities, yet it will certainly
raise its virtues in the estimation of the Public when it is known
that three of the above signers are more than 50 years of age,
and the others not less than 30.

[From the Mayor.]
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
I, Robert Wharton, Mayor of said city of Philadelphia. do
hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Messrs. J. P. In-
glis, John S. Furey, and Hugh McCurdy, whose names are
signed to the above certificate, that they are gentlemen of cha-
racter and respectability, and, as such, full credit should be
given to the said certificate.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and
[L. s.j caused the seal of the city to be affixed, this sixth day
of December, &c.
ROBERT WHARTON, Mayor.

CAUTION.-Observe that each bottle of the genuine Balm has
a splendid engraved wrapper, on which is represented the Falls
of Niagara, the agent's name, &c.
Sold, wholesale and retail, by COMSTOCK & CO. sole
agents for America, 2 Fletcher street, near Maiden Lane, one
door below Pearl street, New York, and by one or more drug-
gists in nearly every town in the Union.
In Washington, by J. L. PEABODY, opposite Centre Mar-
ket square, and WM. FISCHER. mar 31-coly
ERDINAND AND ISABELLA.-Second edi-
tion.--Histoly of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella,
the Catholic, of Spain ; by Win. H. Prescott, of Boston ; 3 vols.
octavo, full cloth, with engraved portraits, on steel, of Ferdinand
and Isabella and Cardinal Ximencs.
This work exhibits the important revolutions which took place
in the Spanish monarchy at the close of the fifteenth and be-
ginning of the following century; the establishment of the In-
quisition; the War and Conquest of Granada ; the Expulsion of
the Jews; the Conquest of Naples; thie Discovery and Coloni-
zation of America; the Domestic Institutions of Castile and
Aragon ; will a critical analysis of the literary productions and
character of the age. It comprehends the Biographies of Fer-
dinand and Isabella, of Cardinal Ximenes, of Gonsalvo de Cor-
dova, and of Columbus.
A great portion of the subject is entirely new to the English
reader, and the whole is founded on authentic contemporary
documents, including unpublished MSS., which the author has
been the last ten years employed in collecting.
For sale between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue.
ap 11 R. FARNHAM.
IMPORTED STATIONERY.-French Rose Car-
mine Ink, a beautiful article.
Swan Quills, of unusual size and quality.


English Letter Papers, various.
Also, on hand, the finest qualities of Hudson's, Amies's, Gil-
pin's, Owen and Hurlbut's, and Butler's American made Let-
ter and Cap Paper.
London Patent India Rubber.
London Drawing Pencils, Sewill's, Brockman and Langdon,
and Reeve's.
Irish Harp" and English Crown" Sealing Wax.
Guyot's Paris Black Writing Ink.
Terry's London ditto black and red.
Terry's Writing Fluids, Arnold's do.
French Cut Flint Glass Inkstands, a variety of sizes and pat-
terns, the most beautiful articles of the kind ever brought to


TRANSPORTATION OF S'ORES.

NAVY COMMISSJINERS' OFFICE,
S'RIL 13, 1838.
ROPOSALS, scaled and endorsed, wl be received a
this office until 3 o'clock p. m. of the instant, for th<
transportation of provisions and stores to ValI j iso, or Lima, oe
both, if required.
The shipments will be made from the N Yard at Nev
York in two vessels. One vessel will be re d to be at th(
Navy Yard at New York, ready to lad, by lstday of Ma)
next, to take on board about the b'lk of ba rels. The
other vessel will he required at the same yai o take or
board, by the 20th day of June next, the er of the
stores, which will be about 2,700 barrels, a of which
will be wet, the residue dry and measure'
Each of the vessels offered must be abl y the full
amount of 2,700 barrels; the capacity in ba each vessel
offered must be specified, and their names a place where
they are then lying; and if they should p insufficient tc
carry the full quantity for which they are ( ten per cen-
turn to be deducted from the price, payable b charter-party,
to cover the injury to the United States, but eight to be paid
beyond the amount due for articles which iy be actually
carried.
The rate or standing at the insurance ofl nust be stated,
and no vessel will be accepted until satisfac reports shall be
received of their capacity and character af rveys shall be
made by order of the Commissioners of th(e y.
The offers must specify the price asked barrels round
without discrimination of wet or dry barrn measurement
goods.
Five and a half cubic feet of measure ods, and thirty
gallons to the gauge of all casks not us called barrels,
whatever they may contain, to be consider( a barrel.
No primage to be allowed, nor must a )e asked in the
proposals.
The freight money will be paid in the d States by the
navy agent at New York, or at such oth lace as shall be
directed, within thirty days after proper ce ,tes are exhibit-
ed to the said navy agent of the safe dcliv 'the respective
cargoes, agreeably to the bills of lading, k by the United
States navy storekeeper, or agent, or by th. naval officer
present at the place of delivery.
Fifteen lay days to be allowed, exclusive ay and holi-
days, at each of the ports of Valparaiso a should both
ports be used.
And the offers must specify the rate of 'age to be de-
manded in case of greater detention.
Fuller information as to the nature of th as and kinds of
packages to be shipped, may be obtained, sired, upon ap-
plication to the Commandant at the navy v New York.
To be published in the National Inte,encer, Army and
Navy Chronicle, Boston Advocate, Bostodorning Post, New
York Evening Post, American Sentinei,-nnsylvanian, Balti-
more Republican, Norfolk Herald, and Nolk Beacon.
ap 16-dtd
S AYS' LINIMENT.-No F4 .-This extraor-
Sdinary chemical composition, the t of science and
the invention of a celebrated medical ma e introduction of
which to the P,ublic was invested with theemnity ofa death-
bed bequest, has since gained a reputatilunparalleled, fully
sustaining the correctness of the lamnn* D)r. Gridley's last
confession, that he dared not die withriving to posterity
the benefit of his knowledge on thissuct, and he therefore
bequeathed to his friend and attendantlomoin Hays, the se-
cret of his discovery.
It is now used in the principal hospis and the private prac-
tice in our country, first and most certly for the cure of the
Piles, and also so extensively and effeally as to baffle credu-
lity, unless where its effects are witneL. Externally in the
following complaints :
For Dropsy.-Creating extraordinary tion at once.
All Swellings.-Reducing them in a fe rs.
Rheumatism.-Acute or Chronic, givil kk ease.
Sore Throat.-By cancers, ulcers or co
Croup, and Whooping Cough.-Ext< r, and over the
chest.
All bruises, Sprains, and Burns, curini few hours.
Sores and Ulcers.-Whether fresh or 1 handing, and fever
sires.
Its operations upon adults and children during rheumatic
swellings, and loosening coughs and tight of the chest by
relaxation of the parts, has been surprise ind conception.
The common remark of those who have in the Piles is,
It acts like a charm."
THE PILES.-The price $1 is tefun, any person who
will use a bottle of Hays' Liniment for t ', and return the
empty bottle without being cured. Thes, e positive orders
of the proprietor to the Agents; and nany thousands
sold, not one has been unsuccessful.
-i ht insert certificates to an i, hut prefer that
article should exhil 'iginal to purcha-
those who sen n, i
scrs. a splendid en-
CAUTION.-None can be genumn fo that of the
graved wrapper, on which is my na "e
Agents.
Sold, wholesale and retail, by CC
Agents, 2 Fletcher street, near Maid
Pearl street, New York, and by one Dr
-_>' "" T -'- -.. .. ,
Market square.
WASHINGTON COLLECT
County, Pennsylvania.
FP, CULl Y.
Rev. D. McConaughy, D. D., Presi
Rev. Wm. P. Alrich, A. M.,?P P v
tural Philosophy, a s ,stry
-- ichhard Henry Lee, Esq. Pr,
Political Econrmy.
Rev. David Ferguson, Professo
guages.
'The professorship of English li
by Daniel Baldwin, jr. Eq. ; but
of having this important departm.
eminent attainments, this spring,
signs to retire at the close of the pi
studies is such as to place the coll
most respectable literary institutions
ment has been made by which stuc
purchase the extensive books in the ,
paying a reasonable compensation
By a standing resolution of tihe
pious youths will be admitted wither
The commencement is held on th
tember; the stated vacations are in
winter session opens on thie first d:
mer session on the first day of May


erected an additional large, comr
college edifice, which is now occu
two large halls and adjoining librai
priated to the exclusive use of the
lege, which have been finished and
creditable to the taste of the ocenpt
poses to which they are devoted;
footing with any like associations c
It is the determination of the Bo
ments shall be kept up. The resp
and the trustees flatter themselves
country offer greater facilities thar
An arrangement has been efff
Lee, Esq., professor of Belles Let
will deliver a course oflectures u
Enlarged accommodations will
prefer hoarding in club. Good bo
and vicinity at $1 50 to $2 per we
to $1 25. Tuition $12 50 per sess
Gentlemen at a distance who r
formation will please address the
Rev. David Elliott, D. D., Presid
T. M. T. McKennan, member of(
secretary.
SWashington, the seat of the lo(
is situated near the western bore
national road, easy of access in
morals, cheapness of living, health
in every other respect no place
poses of education.
ap 3-eo5t Secreta
EW ENGLISH BO'"
by F. TAYLOR-
Jamieson's Mechanics of Flui
ing Hydrostatics, descriptive a
with engravings.
Navigation by Steam, by Sir J
system of Naval Tactics peculiar
cable to Maritime Warfare and I
The Fossil Fuel, Coal Mines,
Great Britain, 1 vol. octavo.
Mineralogy, Geology, and M
son, 2 vols. octavo.
Nicholson's Builder's and N
Principles of Architecture, the
several Mechanic and Mathcm.
with connected, 1 quarto vol. wi

Turnbull, on Cast Iron.
Turnbull, on Timber.
Tredgold, on Cast Iron.
McNeil's Table for Excavati
Montesquieu's Spirit of Law
Massillor.'s Sermons, (in En,
Elementary Illustrations of
Place. 1 vl octavo.


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SHIP TIMBER.

NAVY AGENT'S OFFICE,
WIashington, March 19, 1838.
ANTED at the Navy Yard in this city, the following
quantity of Knees, required for the first class of Sloops
of War:
192 Knees: body 5 feet, arm 5 feet, nett siding 62 inches,
square, outsquare and insquare. One-half to be square, one-
fourth to form an angle from 90 to 100 degrees, the remainder to
form an angle from 90 to 80 degrees.
16 Knees : body 6 feet 6 inches, arm 5 feet, nett siding 7
inches. To form an angle of 100 degrees.
96 Knees : body 5 feet, arm 5 feet, nettsiding8 inches, square
and insquare. Three-fourths to be square, the remainder to
form an angle from 90 to 80 degrees.
96 Knees : body 6 feet 6 inches, arm 5 feet, nett siding 8
inches, square and outsquare. Two-thirds to be square, the re-
mainder to form an angle from 90 to 110 degrees.
68 Knees: body 3 feet, arm 3 feet 6 inches, nett siding 5
inches, square and outsquare. One-third to be square, the re-
mainder to form an angle from 90 to 110 degrees.
80 Knees: body 4 feet, arm 4 feet, nett siding 5 inches,
square and insquare. Two-thirds to be square, the remainder
to form an angle from 90 to 80 degrees.
8 Knees : body 7 feet, arm 6 feet, nett siding 8 inches. To
form an angle of 118 degrees.
The foregoing described Knees are to be of the best white oak,
clear of all defects. Knees that have limb-arms are not to have
the arms sided, but the arms are to be large enough to side the
dimensions above stated. The body is to be side4tto the diame-
ter of the arm. Knees that have root-arms are to be sided 2
inches larger than the nett siding.
The full length of boly and arm as stated in the foregoing bill
will be required, and the moulding size of body is to be full once
and tliee-'ourths the nett siding, measuring in the middle of
the body lengthwise.
The nett siding of the arm will be determined by the Inspect-
or at the Yard, for which fair and reasonable prices will be
given on delivery at said Navy Yard.
mar 29-3taw ELIAS KANE, Navy Agent.
To be published in the National Intelligencer, Globe, Chris-
tian Statesmnan, and Baltimore Republican, three times a week.
SHIP TIMBER.


NAVY AGENT'S OFFICE,
Washington, MIarch 19, 1838.
ANTED, also at the Navy Yard in this city, the follow-
ing quantity of knees, required for the second class of
sloops of war:
160 Knees: body 5 feet, arm 4 feet ) inches, nett siding 6
inches, square and insquare and outsquare. One-half to be
square, one-fourth to form an angle from 9'0 to 100 degrees, the
remainder to form an angle front 90 to 80 degrees.
16 Knees : body 6 feet, arm 4 feet 9 inches, nett siding 6-
inches. Outsquare to form an angle of 100 degrees.
90 Knees : body 5 feet, arm 4 feet 9 inches, nettsiding 7 inch-
es, square and insquare. Three-fourths to be square, the re-
mainder to form an angle from 90 to 80 degrees.
90 Knees : body 6 feet 6 inches, arm 4 feet 9 inches, nett
siding 7- inches, square and outsquare. Two-thirds to be square,
the remainder to form an angle from 90 to 110 degrees.
60 Knees : body 3 feet, arm 3 feet, nett siding 5 inches. One-
third to be square, the remainder to form an angle from 90 to 110
degrees.
40 Kneps : body 4 feet, arm 4 feet, nett siding 5 inches, square
and insquare. Two-thirds to be square, the remainder to form
an angle from 90 to 80 degrees.
8 Knees: body 8 feet, arm 5 feet, nett siding 8 inches. To
form an angle of 112 degrees.
8 Knees : body 7 feet, arm 6 feet, nett siding 8 inches. To
form an angle of 120 degrees.
The foregoing described Knees are to be of the best white oak,
clear of all defects. Knees that have limb-arms are not to have
the arms sided, but the arms are to be large enough to side the
dimensions above stated. The body is to be sided to the diame-
ter of the arm. Knees that have root-arms are to be sided 2
inches larger than the nett siding.
The full length of bdy and arm, as stated in the foregoing bill,
will be required, and the moulding size of the body is to be full
once and three-fourths the nett siding, measuring in the middle
of the body lengthwise.
The nett siding of the arm will be determined by the Inspect-
or at the Yard, for which fair and reasonable prices will be giv-
en on delivering at said Navy Yard. ELIAS KANE,
mar 23-3taw Navy Agent.
Tobe published in the National Intelligencer, Globe, Christian
Statesman, and Baltimore Republican three times a week.
SUILLS.-20,000 Quills, yellow, suitable for schools,
,No. 8, just received and for sale between 9th and 10th
streets, Pennsylvania Avenue.
ap 13 R. FARNHAIM.
WudANTED.-A smart, active White Woman, without
Schildrefi, one capable of superintending the pastry es-
tablishment of the Columbian Hotel; none need apply unless
produce good recommendations of honesty and indas-
Sst be made forthwith.
A. FULLER.
'he attention of


25,000 BUSHELS OF RICHMOND COAL.

NAVY AGENT'S OFFICE,
WASHINGTON, APRIL 10, 1838.
ROPOSALS will be received at this office, until the 15th
day of May next, for twenty-five thousand bushels of
Richmond Coal, to be delivered at the navy yard in this city.
The coal must be of the very best quality, and one-third part
of the whole quantity must be coarse or lump coal, and the re-
maining two-thirds may be fine or smith's coal, to be subject to
the inspection of this yard, and to the measurement of this
city;'the whole quantity to be delivered by the 15th of Novem-
ber, 1838.
Security will be required for the faithful performance of the
contract, and ten per cent. reserved from each payment, until
the whole quantity is delivered. ap 12-3taw
gt To be published three times a week in the National In-
telligencer, Globe,Christian Statesman, and Richmond Enquirer.
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS,
WASHINGTON, APRIL 11, 1836.
P- ROPOSALS will be received at this office, until three
O'clock P. M. on the first day of Miy next, for furnishing
2,400 bushels of Cement, in good barrels, each bushel to weigh
seventy pounds; and 3,000 bushels of Stone Lime; to be deliv-
ered at the Patent Office, at such times as the Commissioner
may direct.
The cement and lime to be of the best quality, and subject to
the ittspection and approval of the superintendent appointed for
that purpose.
ap 14-td
jri To be published in the National Intelligencer, Alexan-
dria Gazette, and Baltimore Republican.


SUMBER FOR SALE.-The Georgia Lumber Com-
pany have now on hand at their depot at Darien, a large
amount of Lumber for sale by the cargo, or in smaller quanti-
ties, and they are now fully prepared to furnish on short notice
all kinds of the best quality of Southern Pine Lumber, sawed to
any required dimensions, and at the most favorable prices.
All communications may be addressed to the Agent of the
Georgia Lumber Company, at Darien, and will receive prompt
attention. SIMEON B. JEWETT,
Secretary of Georgia Lumber Company, Lumber City, Geo.
feb 3-d3rn
BALTIMO) RE LIFE IN SYIRANCE COMPANY,
JOHN J. DONALDSON, P trESIDENT,
I NSURES LIVES for one or more years, or for life.

Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
Age. One year. Seven years. For life.
25 1.00 1.12 2.04
30 1.31 1.36 2.36
35 1.36 1.53 2.75
40 1.69 1.83 3.20
45 1.91 1.96 3.73
50 1.96 2.09 4.60
55 2.32 ,3.21 5.78
60 4.35 4.91 7.00
GRANTS ANNUITIES.
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
60 years of age, 10.55 per cent.
65 do. 12.27 do. per annum.
70 do. 14.19 do.
SELLS ENDOWMENTS.
For One Hundred Dollars deposited at birth of child, tle Com-
pany will pay, if he attain 21 years of age, $469
At six months, 408
One year, 375
The Company also executes trusts ; receives money on depo-
site, paying interest semi-annually, or compounding it, and
makes all kinds of contracts in which life or the interest of mo-
ney is involved. WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.

AGENTS.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
John O. Lay, Richmond, Va.
I). Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. Tidball, Winchester, Va.
George Richards, Leesburg, Va.
Neilson Fee, Frederick, Md.
mar 1--ly


Americaji Life Insurance and Trust Company.
OrFICES-No. 136 Baltimore street, Baltimore; and Wall
it:reet, New York.
AGENcY -Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Puller's Hotel, an(
two doors from the Buildings occupied by the Treasury Depart-
ment, Washington city.
CAPITAL PAID IN ,2,000,000.
PATRICK MACAULAY, President, Baltimore.
JOHN DUER, Vice President, New York.
H ONEY received daily on deposit, on which interest will
be allowed, payable semi-annually. The Company als(
insures lives, grants annuities, sells endowments, and executed
trusts.
Of the rates of insurance of $100 on a single life.
ANNUAL PREMIUM.
Age. Year. 7 years. For life. Age. 1 year. 7 years. For life.
14 72 86 1 53 38 1 48 1 70 3 05
15 77 88 1 56 39 1 57 1 76 3 11
16 84 90 1 62 40 1 69 1 83' 3 20
-. c .- 1 78 1 88 3 31


BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
N pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BUREN,
President of the United States of America, do hereby
declare and make known that a public sale will be held at
Green Bay, in the Territory of Wisconsin, on Monday,
the fourth day of June next, for the disposal of the public
lands within the limits of the undermentioned townships
and fractional townships, to wit.
North of the base line and East of the Meridian.
Townships fifteen and sixteen, of range thirteen.
Township thirteen, of range fifteen.
Townships twelve, fourteen, and sixteen, and fractional town-
ship eighteen, of range sixteen.
Township thirteen, and fractional townships sixteen and
seventeen, of range seventeen.
Fractional township twenty-seven, of range twenty-six.
Lands appropriated by law for the use of schools, mili-
tary or other purposes, will be excluded from sale.
The sale will be kept open for two weeks (unless the
lands are sooner disposed of) and no'longer; and no pri-
vate entries of land in the townships so offered will be ad-
mitted until after the expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, this
fifth day of January, Anno Domini 1838.
M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
JAMES WIITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
jan 13-lawt20thMay
GENERAL LAND OFFICE, FEB. 13. 1838.
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Public Salts of Lands
advertised to take place at the following times and places,
by proclamations of the President of the United States, bearing
date the 29th day of November, 1837, to wit:
IN TIE STATE OF ALABAMA.
At Mardisville, on Monday the 12th day of March next.
At Montgomery, on Monday the 7th day of May next.
At Sparta, on Monday the 5th day of March next.
At St Stephen's, on Monday the l1th day of March next.
At Cahaba, on Monday the 2d day of April next.
At Tuscaloosa, on Monday the 16th day of April next.
At Huntsville, on Monday the 9th day of April next.
IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.
At Chocchuma, on Monday the 14th day of May next,
At Columbus, on Monday the 7th day of May next-are post-
poned until further notice.
By order of the President of the United States:
JAMES WHITCOMB,
feb 17-tmay7 Commissioner.


ARING BURGLARY-Three Hundred Dollars
Reward.-Between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock this -
morning, room No. 43 at the United States Hotel was entered
by false keys, and a trunk there deposited broken open
and rifled of the various valuable Watches and Jewelry here
below enumerated. The above reward will be paid by the Pro-
prietor of the United States Hotel, for the recovery of the whole,
or a due proportion for any part thereof.
Twenty Gold Anchor Escapement \Watches, all full jewelled,
gold dials and gold caps, with the name of Chs. Granger or
Allamand Brothers, engraved on the cap, and the following

numbers in the inside of the case: Nos. 5621 5747 5749 5697
6055 5751 5950 5944 5948 6143 5951 6104 594660435928 5926
6066 6072 6063, one number not recollected.
Fourteen Gold Lepine Watches, four or six holes jewelled,
of which 3 or 4 with gold caps, all the others with brass caps,
gold dials with seconds, chased gold cases, numbers ranging
from 5950 to 6100, in the inside of the cases, the name Lepine
engraved on the caps.
16 or 18 do. do. different sizes, all with gold dials and seconds,
the greatest part with chased cases, all with brass caps and the
name Lepine on it. Numbers ranging from 59,000 to 63,000.
On these the numbers are engraved on the caps, and are probably
also marked inside the case on most of them.
3 or 4 Ladies' Gold Watches, vertical movement, double gold
bottom, gold seal, chased cases; numbers on the inside of the
case, ranging from 5000 to 7000.
1 Diamond Breastpin with a large triangular Chrysolite in
the centre, of a very bright green color.
1 Cameo Breastpin, the Cameo represents a red lion on a
dark ground.
30 to 40 real Mosaic gold mounted breastpins, all black ground,
mostly with flowers and plain setting, some with numbers
scratched on the back, and some with the name of Michelini.
1 gold and enamelled locket, a quantity say 20 or 24 gold
finger rings, some seal rings, with mottoes engraved on the stones,
2 with a black enamelled ground and a small diamond flower,
tops open to put hair in: 1 set with 5 or 6 rose diamonds.
Also, a quantity of black enamelled gold breastpins; do. set
with imitation stones, say white and green.
Philadelphia, April 6. ap 9-2w
S PUBLIC SALE OF LOTS, by order of Court.
In the matter of the petition of the widow and heirs at
law of William M. Lansdale, for the sale of certain real estate
in the city of Washington, the undersigned, Commissioners ap-
pointed by the Court, having been directed, by order of said
Court, to sell the same, in the manner and upon the terms set
forth in said order: THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that, on Tuesday,
the 15th day of May next, at 4 o'clock P. M., the undersigned,
Commissioners as aforesaid, will proceed to sell at public auc-
'- '"" o .. F.dward D 'er