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- WASHINGTON: TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1839.
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For a year, ten dollars-for six months, six dollars
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
Those subscribinsr for a year, who do not, either aot.tftime of
ordering the paper, or subsequently, give notice of their wisl,
to have the fiaper discontinued at the expiration of their year,
will be presutned as desiring its continuance until counter-
manded, and ft will be continued accordingly, at the option of
Franklin Insurance Office,
Washington, June 16, 1838.
A T an election for twelve Directors of this Institution, held
on the 4th ultimo, pursuant to the charter, and to previ-
ous notice, the following gentlemerf were duly elected, to serve
for twelve months, viz.
Joseph H. Bradley, James C. Hall,
Wm. A. Bradley, John P. Ingle,
G. C. Grammer, James McClery,
Nichalas Callan, John Withers,
Johb1 1yle, Matthew Wright,
Wil tm Elder, Seth J. Todd. a
At a meeting of the Directors, held on Monday, June 11th,
G. C. GRAMMER, Esq. was duly elected President, and JAMES
HOBAN, Secretary, for the like period.
At a meeting of the Directors, held June 19, 1838, Mr. Wx.
J. McDONALD was unanimously chosen a Director in place of
G. C. GRAMMER, Esq. elected President.
This Company, long established, favorably known to the com-
munity, and the charter of which has recently been renewed by
Congress, continues to effect insurance on property of every
kind, real and personal, upon terms the most favorable.
Propositions for insurance may be lodged with any of the
Directors or Officers of the Institution.
Office on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue, between
4J and 6th streets west. Open every day from 10 o'clock A.
M. to 2 o'clock P. M.
By order: JAMES HOBAN,
oct 4-3taw3m Secretary.
L AW NOTICE.-J. M. CARLISLE has taken the of-
fice No. 26, Eastern range, City Hall, opposite the princi-
pal entrance to the Clerk's and Marshal's offices.
His professional association with RICHARD S. COXE, Esq. still
subsists, and business affecting them jointly or severally may be
presented at the office of either.
Mr. CoxE's office will be continued at his residence, as here-
tofore. nov 26-dtf
1jBR. KENNEDY'S NEW NOVEL.-Robofthe
SBowl, a Legend of St. Inigoes, by the author of "Horse
Shoe Robinson," "Swallow Barn," &c. &c. will be received
this morning for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, a new number of Oliver Twist, and the sixth part of
Boz's Sketches. dec 19
'ANIFOLD WRITERS.-Wilson's highly improv-
Sed Patent Manifold Writers, for copying letters, invoices,
drawings, plans, &c. This invention will produce a letter with
its copy, at one operation; or, if required, a letter with two fac
similes to send abroad, with a single pen (style) which is so.
durable that it will last for centuries without repair.
For sale between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. avenue.
dec 10 R. FARNHAM.
R EMOVAL.-C. ECKLOFF respectfully announces to
his customers and the Public that his MERCHANT TAI-
LORING and FASHIONABLE CLOTHING STORE has been removed
From his old stand to south side of Pennsylvania avenue, nearly
opposite to Brown's Hotel, where may be found a beautiful as-
sortmentaof Winter Goods. Also, a larger and finer stock of
Fashionable Ready-made Clothing that can be seen in any
other establishment in the District. His assortment of Fancy
articles is also complete.
Please call and judge for yourselves. dec 15-d2m
JUVENILE BOOKS, &c.- F. TAYLOR has on hand
a variety of eight hundred different kinds of books for
"youth of both sexes, to which be i constantly making additions
of every thing new, all of which will be sold at'unusually low
prices. His present collection contains every thing of Miss
Edgeworth, Mrs. Hofland, Peter Parley, Mrs. Hughs, Mrs.
Child, Miss Sedgwick, Mrs. Barbauld, and of many other-favor-.
Also, Colored Toy Books, French Juvenile Books,
Dissected Maps, small Globes,
And a great variety of beautifully bound and illustrated min-
iature editions of standard favorite authors, bibles, iltayer books,
&c. at the 16west price in every case.
LORIDA WATER, GENUINE.-The subscri-
ber has just received a case of the above delightful" per-
fumery direct from the laboratory of the original inventor, J.-
.-. Laque, for sale at. 50 cents per bottle, or $5 per dozen, at
the old snuff, tobacco, and fancy store, between llth and 12th
streets, Pennsylvania avenue. ;1
dec 25 LEWIS JOHNSON.
N OTICE.-The subscribe" wishes to hire for the ensd.
Sing year fifty able Negro Men and twenty Boys. Those
who have servants to hire, will find it to their advantage to
callon the subscriber, as his terms will be accommodating.
Payments will be made monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
dec 8-eo4w near Alexandria.
SETTER AND FOOLSCAP PAPER.-500
reams of Foolecap and Letter Paper, various qualities, as
good as to be fouid in the city, and will be sold at a very small
advance from manufacturers' prices.
Also, 100 reams Double-royal Printing Paper,
50 do best Medium Envelope,
50 do Blue Medium.
RESSING-OASES AND WORK-BOXES*--.
a W. FISCHER has just received a large assortment of
Dressing-cases and Work-boxes, furnished and unfurnished,
which will be sold on very reasonable terms at his Fancy Store,
nearest the corner of 12th street, Penn. Lv.
T HE INVENTOR'S GUIDE, by W. Phillips, au-
thor of the Law of Patents. It comprises the rules, forms,
and proceedings for securing patent rights, and embraces all
that is considered of practical importance to inventors and pat-
For sale between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue
dec 10 R. FARNHAM.
OLT'S NEWLY INVENTED REPEATING
RIFLES AND PISTOLS.-The above-mention-
ed arms, for safety, simplicity, accuracy of aim, force of pene-
tration, and beauty of workmanship, are warranted to be equal
to the best of European manufacture,, and for celerity of fire
they havenot an equal in the known world.
A small invoice -will remain for a short time at the old estab-
lished S-iut, Tobacco, and Fancy Store, between. lth and 12th
streets, Pennsylvania avenue, for sale at manufacturers' prices.
dec 31 LEWIS JOHNSON.
TION DIEGO ROSA, or He of the Iron Arm,
S being an account of one of the wars of Don Diego Rosa,
called He of the Iron Arm, the last Catholic Governor of that
Province, paraphrased from the Spanish of the learned Dr. Frai
Pedro Prado. Also, Velasco, a tragedy in five parts, by Epes
Sargent. Just published, and for sale between 9th and 10th
streets, Penn. avenue.
dec 3 R. FARNHAM. -
jPLAYING CARDS.-W. FJSCHER has opened a
very extensive supply of the best Playing Cards made in
the country. The arrangements which he made with the dif-
ferent manufacturers when at the North enable him to sell them
quite as low, if not less, than the same quality can be purchas-
ed'for elsewhere in the District.
Sold wholesale and retail at Stationers' Hall.
ASH FOR N EGROES.-The subscriber wishes to
purchase a number of Negroes for the Louisiana and Mis-
sissfppi market. He will pay the highest prices the market
will justify. Himself or an agent at all times can be found at
his jail, on 7th street, the first house south of the market bridge,
on the west side. Letters addressed -to him will receive the
aug 23-d&ctf WM. H. WILLIAMS.
'AS taken up, by the subscriber, a small red COW,
with a swallow fork in the -right, and -an underbit out
of the left ear, and supposed to be about Six years old.
The owner of the said Cow is requested to come forward
prove property, pay charges, and take her away.
GEORGE B. SMITH,
jan 7-3t Near Bla'gden's wharf, Eastern Branch.
FASHIONABLEE TAILORING.-WM. DANT
DOCTOR JAMES B. THORNTON, late of Dum-
fries, (Virginia,) offers his professional services to the
Public. His residence is on 13th street, between G and H
streets. ,. jan 14-12t
A CARD.-Many applications having been made to me
for the seed of the "Morus Multicaulis," I take this op-
portunity to state that that'tree has never been produced from
seed in this country, and that there is no genuine "Morus Mul-
ticaulis Seed" for sale in the United States; and any offered as
such must be spurious. I deem this caution necessary in con-
sequence of having myself erroneously advertised "Morus
Multicaulis Seed," as expected to be for sale by me last month,
when I meant to announce Chirese Mulberry Seed," which
I have now received for sale, with directions for sowing and
planting. J. F. CALLAN,
jan 10-co3t Corner of E and 7th streets.
W ANTS A PLACE.-A white man who is a good
coachman, and willing to perform any other additional
duties by which he can make himself useful in the family he
serves. A line leftat this office addressed to A. A. will receive
immediate attention. jan 11-3t
11,000 lbs. Western bacon, hog round
2,000 do. jowls
S1o000 o. hams, Baltimd~e cured *
150 old hams, very fine,'and for sale at Baltimore prices.
jan 7-eolw Corner tf 7th and D streets.
EYEW BOOKS.-Just published and this day received
for sale at Stationers' Hall, the Waverley Novels, with
the author's last corrections and additions, complete in 5 vols:
The Only Daughter, a Domestic Story, edited by the author
of The Subaltern," &c. &c., in 2 vols.
She dwelt amid the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove
A maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love
Charcoal Sketches, or Scenes in a Metropolis, by Joseph
C. Neal, with illustrations by David C. Johnson, third edition
complete in 1 volume.
dec 14 [Adv.] W. FISCHER.
EMPLE OF FASHION, No. 1.-El)WARD
McCUBBIN and JAMES JEFFERSON, Barbers and
Hair-dressers, on 8th street, near Pennsylvania avenue, re-
spectfully inform the citizens of Washington, Members of Con-
gress, and the Public generally, that they have commenced
business at the above mentioned well-established stand, for the
reception and accommodation of those who may be disposed to
favor them with their custom; and they flatter themselves that,
by assiduity and strict attention, they will merit a share of the
Every variety of Ornamental Hair-dressing will be executed
in the best and most fashionable manner, and hair dressed in
all its various colors; and, in fact, will make an old man look
young. jan 1-6t
CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY.-The second
edition of the Congressional Directory of the third ses-
sion of the twenty-fifth Congress, containing the places of abode
of Members of Congress, together with the residences of the
principal officers of the Government in Washington, price 25
cents, for sale at GARRET ANDERSON'S,
jan 1-3t Penn. Av. between 11th and 12th sts.
HISTORY OF THE EXTRA SESSION OF
CONGR ESS-Being a faithful Abstract of the impor-
tant Debates on Currency and Finance with which it was occu-
pied; giving all the Yeas and Nays, &c. in pamphlet form, 105
octavo pages; price 25 cents.
Just published, and for sale by P. TAYLOR.
B UEL'S CULTIVATOR, published by the New
York State Agricultural Society.
Four years ef the above periodical, bound together, commeno-
ing with the first number, (March, 1834,) are for sale by F.
TAYLOR, at a very low price. A few copies only are receiv-
ed for sale.
Subscriptions to the current and coming years received by
\10O PARIEN'i)-i AND. 'lOiACHIER.S.-At a meet-
S ing on Education in the Hall of Representatives" at
Washington, held December 13, the following resolution was
Resolved, That this meeting consider the School Book call-
ed "Town's Spelling Book" an original work of great im-
portance, as it teaches the child the meaning of words, and
at the same time their spelling is learned; and that, we do
strongly recommend its use in all our schools.
Published and for sale by the American Common School
Union," 128 Fulton street, N. Y. and for sale at the Book-
stores generally. dec 17-c&d3mo
ION JOAQUIN PLANES will tech the Spanish
language to such persons as may wish to take lessons at
Terms, payable in advance:
For a single person $30 for 36 lessons, one hour each.
Two taking lessons together $50 do do
Three do do 60 do do
I. Public Irstitutions.-For a class from 6 to 12 scholars
the charge will be $8 each.
Apply at Mr. Ould's, corner of Montgomery and Dunbarton
streets, Georgetowp, D. C.
AARON BURR.-Just published and received for sale
at Stationers' Hall, The Private Journal of Aaron Burr,
during'his residence of four years in Europe, with selections
from his Correspoedence, edited by Matthew L. Davis, author
of Memoirs of Aaron Burr," &e. in 2 vols.
A Manual of Conchology, according to thle system laid down
by Lamarck, with the late improvements by De Blainville, ex-
emplified and arranged for the. use of Students, by Thomas
WVyatt, M. A. illustrated by 36 Plates, containing more than
200 Types drawn from the Natural Shell.
jan 7 (Adv.)
FHIEATRE AND FRANKLIN HOUSE.-The
-he subscriber most respectfully returns his sincere tanks
to-the Public generally for their kind patronage bestowedon
him for the last five years, and respectfully solicits a continu-
ance of the same. He would, therefore, inform his customers
and the Public that lie has removed next door east of the Na-
tional Theatre, on E, between 13th and 14th streets, where he
will be happy to accommodate all who may favor him with their
patronage. His bar will at all times be supplied with the
choicest wines and liquors the market can afford.
G. P. can accommodate boarders by the day, week, month,
or year. jan 7-eo3t
P RESIDENTS' MESSAGES, in one volume of
486 large octavo closely printed pages, price $2 50, con-
taining all the Messages df every President, from the first of
General Washington's up to the Message to the Special Session
of September, 1837. Just received for sale by
jan 9 F. TAYLOR.
SUPERIOR GILT AND RULED PAPER.--
W. FISCHER has just received, by the schooner Edward
Vince.nt, via New York, from the manufacturer, 120 reams of
extra superfine satin finish Letter Paper, gilt, ruled on three
sides, and 100 reams blue wove Cap Paper, ruled on four sides,
being the balance of a large quantity made particularly for him,
entirely of linen stock, and which is, without exception, the best
paper that has ever been brought to this market, and which can-
not be surpassed by any manufacturer.
For sale only at Stationers' Hall.
jan 9 [Adv]
Charles County Court August Term, 1838.
N the matter of the petition of John Fendall, for the divi-
sion of the real estate of Benjamin Fendall, deceased. The
Commissioners heretofore appointed for the purpose of making
division ofthe real estate of the late Benjamin Fendall, having
made return that the same is capable ofdivision into two parts,
and having divided the same into two parts, according to the
survey and plat returned, and filed said report, and the said re-
turn having been confirmed by the said Court, it is therefore,
this nineteenth day of Novenf6er, Anno Domini eighteen hun-
dred and thirty-eight, by the said Court, ordered that notice be
given to Ann E. Feddall, Emily L. Fendall, Willfam L. Fen-
dall, Leonard Fendall, Charles Fendall, Philip R. Fendall,
'Araminta Fendall, Thomas M. Fendall, Mary Ann E. S. Pen-
dall, and Alice L. Fendall, parties entitled, and who are absent
from the county, by causing a copy of this order to be published
for at least four successive weeks before the day hereinafter
mentioned in some newspaper published in the District of Co-
lumbia, that the tenth day of the next March Term has been ap-
pointed for said parties to appear and make objection or elec-
tion, according to the act of Assembly in such case made and
provided. C. DORSEY.
Tvrn p nirPnnr-Trt TrINUT 1 ADRhTI
B LNK OF THE METROPOLIS, JANUARY 1, 1869.
NOTICE TO THE STOCKHOLDERS.--The
Board of this Bank have declared a dividend of five per
cent. for the last half year. GEO. THOMAS,
jan 1-3taw3w Cashier.
BANK OF WASHINGTON, JANUARY 9, 1839.
T THE ELECTION held on Monday, the 7th inst.
the undernamed gentlemen were elected Directors of
this institution for the ensuing year :
William Gunton, Edward Simms,
George Bomford, Francis A. Dickins,
Nath. Frye, Edward Dyer,
Jacob Gideon, Jr. C. C. Hyatt,
Stanislaus Murray, Samuel Burch,
E. G. Emack, Archibald Henderson,
And on the following day William Gunton was unanimously
re-elected President. JAS. ADAMS,
jan 10-eo3t '[Glo&Mad] Cashier.
AT the election held pursuant to the charter of the Wash,
ington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Steam-Packet Com-
pany, on the 7th inst. the undernamed were elected Directors
for the ensuing year, viz. ,
Archibald Henderson, Jacob Gideon, Jr.
William Gunton, R. C. Washington.
And at ;t meeting since held, William Gunton was ctlhsea
President, and Darius Clagett a Director, to supply the vastn-
cy thereby occasioned.
A dividend has been declared of $5 on each share, payable
after Monday, the 14th instant, at the Bank of Washington.
jan 10--o3t President.
OFFICE OF THE FIREMEN'S INSURANCE COMPANY
OF WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN, JAN. 8, 1839.
T HE following named gentlemen were elected Directors of
this Company on the 7th inst. by the several Fire Com-
panies con posing this Association, viz.
By the Western Star Fire Company:
By the Vigilant Fire Company:
CHARLES E. ECKEL.
By the Union Fire Company;
JOHN D. BARCLAY and
By the Franklin Fire Company :
McCLINT. YOUNG and
JOHN C. RIVES.
By the Perseverance Fire Company:
ANDW. ROTHWEL stand
JOHN C. HARKNESS.
By the Columbia Fire Company:
JAMES ADAMS and
By the Navy Yard Fire Company :
GEORGE ADAMS ani
And, at a meeting of the Directors this day, WILLIAM GUN-
TOw, Esq. was re-elected President.
Attest: EDWARD INGLE,
jan 11-3t Secreaary.
SC. LABBE'S DANCING ACADEMY.-F. C.
0 LABEE respectfully announces to his friends and pa-'
trons that his second course will commence on Tuesday, the 8th
inst. at his dwelling on E street, fronting Pennsylvania avenue,
between 13th and 14th streets.
Days of tuition for young ladies, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sa-
turday, from 3 to 6 P. M.; for young masters, from 6 to 9 P. H.
P. S.-F. C. L. will also give private lessons at his room, in
Dancing and Waltzing, from 11 A. M. to 2 P. M. on the above
days. Cotillion party every Saturday. jan 8-3taw9t
UST RECEIVED-An additional supply of rich ya:d
and a half wide Mousselines de Laines, at seventy-fi'e
cents per yard.
jan 11 (Chron) J. B. WINGERD & CO.
*4ERDINAND AND 'ISABELLA.-History ofthe
Reign, of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic of Spain.
By WmV. H. Prescott, of Boston, 3 volumes octavo, with En-
graved Portraits on steel of Ferdinand and Isabella, and Car-
dinal Ximenes. A few copies for sale between 9th and 10th
streets, Pennsylvania avenue. R. FARNHAM.
MERICAN STATE PAPERS.-A complete,'-et
of the American State Papers, in twenty-two volume
folio, is just received for sale at
Pennsylvania avenue, between llth and 12th streets,
L ANDS OF MARION COLiLEGE, Missouri,
at Public Sale.-The Trustees of Marion College, No.
will offer at public sale, on the premises, in Marion county,
Mo. on Wednesday, the 1st day of May next, all the lands ge-
nerally known as the Lower College Farm, viz.
1. A farm consisting of 160 acres, half of which is under good
fence and in cultivation, the remainder good prairie, lyiog hi-
mediately north of the village of West Ely. Upon this f-m
there is a good framed dwelling'house one story and a (alf
high, with a barn and other out-houses, all nearly new.
2. A tract of land containing about 400 acres: 300 acres pre
under cultivation, and the remainder an enclosed woods p -s-
ture. On this land there is a never-failing spring of good ia-
ter, an excellent limestone quarry, and a small creek running
through the pasture, affording at all seasons an abundant supply
of water for stock. The buildings are 2 two-story dwellings 16
ty 32 feet, framed; 3 one-story framed dwellings, with staples
and-other out-houses attached; a good barn, with cribs and
stalls for stabling 12 horses; besides several log dwellings nmd
a blacksmith shop. There are also on this tract the buildings
now used for the preparatory school of the College, consisting
of a one-story brick boardinghouse 90 feet by 26, with a kitzh.
en back; 6 one-story brick cottages, each containing tour
rooms twelve feet square ; 2 one-story framed cottages, each
containing four rooms fourteen feet square ; and a framed store-
house. The buildings and farmare well adapted to a school on
the manual labor principle.
3. A farm consisting of 800 acres, under fence, about 100
acres in cultivation, with a good spring of water, a young roch-
ard now bearing, and two log dwellings.
4. A farm consisting of 700 acres, 400 of which are utder
fence and in cultivation, about 190 acres ploughed but not fenc-
ed, and the remainder rich prairie and timbered land ; through
the woodland one of the branches of Bear creek flows, and there
is a large and never-failing spring of excellent water. There
is upon the farm a large and elegant new brick dwelling house,
50 feet by 40, two stories high, with wings for office and kitch-
en, a gallery in the rear and a portico in front; also a rery
large and costly barn, with stone basement for stabling stock,
and a small one-story tenant's house.
5. Two tracts containing about 300 acres each, the land plough-
ed but not under fence. With each of these tracts a framed
dwelling house, 16 feet by 32, will be sold, which is adjacent
to the land, and may readily be removed.
6. A farm containing 800 acres, under good fence and in culti-
vation, about 600 acres in timothy meadow. Upon this farm
there is a good spring, one large two-story brick dwelling, 50
feet by 40, with wings for offices; the building is enclosed and
under roof, but unfinished; also a two-story framed dwelling
house, with kitchen and a small stable. Also 80 acres ofwood-
land lying within a mile, with a strip of land 40 feet wide for a
road, leading from the farm to the timber.
7. A Jarge tract consisting of 1,140-acres, 700 of which are
ploughed and partly fenced, the remainder good prairie. There
are springs and an abundance of stock water on this tract. The
buildings are a two-story framed dwelling, 16 by 32, and one of
8. One hundred and sixty acres of woodland, about two
miles east of the last named tract, and within six miles of Han-
9. About 80 acres of land lying in the village of West Ely,
which will be divided into lots to suit purchasers.
The above lands are beautifully situated in the finest section
of Marion county, and in a region not surpassed for health by
any portion of the Western country; They are eight miles west
of Hannibal and the Mississippi river, six miles south ofPalmy-
ra, the county seat, and fourteen miles southeast from Marion
College. It is believed that no tract of land of the same extent,
in the West, combines greater advantages; or offers greater in-
ducements to persons desirous of removing to this country.
There is land and buildings enough to accommodate a colony of
friends desirous of settling in the same neighborhood, and hav-
ing the advantage of schools and religious privileges from the
The termsof sale will be, one-fourth of the purchase money
to be paid down, one-fourth in nine months, one-fourth in eigh-
teen months, and the remainder in one year after. The arrange-
ment of the lands in parcels, as above, may be varied, if the
convenience of purchasers and the interest of the corporation
should require it.
The sale of this property is ordered by the Board of Trustees
to meet the outstanding debts and liabilities of the corporation,
so that the College, being removed from all pecuniary embar-
rassment. may nLo nn to fulfil th.n rrat .h;n..t ~ :a t -,. .. :,-
EXTENSIVE SALE OF FASHIONABLE
AND GOOD FURNITURE.--OiWednesday
next, 16th instant, at 11 o'clock A. M., I shall sell at my auc-
tion, up stairs, if fair, if not the next fair day thereafter, a large
lot of fashionable mahogany and other furniture, part belong-
ing to a gentleman removing from the city, and the balance to
Close consignments, consisting of, in part, viz.
Pair of very handsome mahogany pier tables, Egyptian
2 mahogany spring seat sofas, 2 mahogany rockers
1 doz. mahogany chairs, hair seats
1 do do moreen seats
2 do cane seat chai s
Large gilt mirrors, French plate
Splendid French mantel and common clocks *
Best plated coffee urn, teapots, suger and cream
Do baskets, and revolving castors
Best cut glass tumblers and wines, white and gilt tea set *
Britannia set, six pieces
2 very handsome mahogany sideboards
MahogPny claw feet dining and breakfast tables
do do card'and centre do
Astral and bracket lamps, moreen curtains
Several excellent Brussels and ingrain carpets and rugs
Handsome toilet and plain mahogany bureaus
Mahogany French bedsteads, high and low post bedsteads
Beds, hair mattresses, palliasters, &c.
Mahogany and painted washstands and toilet tables
With a small lot of kitchen articles, amongst which is a very
large copper wash kettle. Articles can be seen on Tuesday
evening and Wednesday morning previous to sale.
Terms of sale : a credit of 90 days for all sums over $50;
under that amount cash; notes to be given with approved en-
dorsers. EDW. DYER,
jan 14-3t Auctioneer.
ILK UMBRELLAS, STOCKS, GLOVES, &
HOSIERY.-Just received, at ALLEN'S, a great va-
riety of the above articles.
30 and 32-inch silk Umbrellas
,, 50 dozen trimmed and plain black satin Stocks
40 dozen velvet, merino, and bombasin do
White, black, and fancy colored silk Handkerchiefs
200 dozen kid, Cashmere, beaver, buck and Berlin lined
300 dozen merino, mohair, worsted, woollen and cotton Hose
Satin Ribands, Silks, Edgings, and Shell Combs
Blanket Shawls of various kinds, very cheap
Ladies' Travelling, Work, and Fancy Baskets
Merinoes, Calices, and Plaid Muslins
Flannels, Green Baize, and Long Cloth Sheetings
Ribbed worsted and merino Shirts and Drawers
White and colored Canton flannels and Bed Tickings
Extra fine Cassinets, Kentucky Jeans, and Hard Times
White and black Wadding, Cotton Bats, and Blankets
Ladies' Bonnets and Misses' Shaker Hoods, &c.
With almost every description of English, French, German
and American manufactured Gloves and Hosiery, for sale by
jan 1-eo2w Penn. avenue, between 1lt! & 12th sts.
r L HREAD LACES, &C.-We have this day received
S a fresh supply of--
Thread Laces and Edgings
Narrow Satin do
French Work Collars
With a variety of other goods.
jan 14-eo6t A. W. & J. E. TURNER.
7~WENTY DOLLARS REWARD.--Whereas,
on the evening of the 8th instant, a certain person, who
called himself Atkinson, and said he lived in Frederick, Md.
hired of the subscriber, in the city of Annapolis, a bay mare,
for the purpose of going-to Baltimore on urgent business; and
whereas it appearsifrom circumstances, that said Atkinson took
a different route, and has made false representations of his busi-
ness, and has assumed different names to various persons in
Annapolis : believing that said Atkinson has swindled me out
of the bay mare, I hereby offer a reward of twenty dollars for
the apprehension of said Atkinson and the recovery of the
-nare, to be paid on the-arresrof the swindler and the recovery
of thie mare.
The bay mare is a good sizeable creature, about nine years
old, and her right hind foot is white, with a little split in the
hoof, and has a snag on the thick part of her right thigh.
The swindler, Atkinson, is about fifty years of age, of fair
complexion, full face, and large teeth, square-shouldered, and
about five feet high, and rather corpulent. He wore a black
shaggy overcoat and was rather genteely dressed, having a
watch, and guard affixed to it, in his-pocket. He had a pair of
new saddle-bags with him well filled when he rode off with the
mare. Atkinson has been traced as far as ex-Gov. Sprigg's, in
Prince George's county.
Should th' mare be recovered, or the swindler arrested, in-
formation may be given to THOMAS GARDNER, Annapolis, who
will pay the reward, or WILLIAM THOMPSON, Police Magis-
trate, who will communicate with the owner.
CAMBRICS, PLAID MUSLINS, AND SWISS
MUSLINS.--We have opened-
50 pieces White Cambrics
50 do Plaid Muslins
20 do fine Plain Swiss Muslins
jan 11-3c [Glo] BRADLEY & CATLETT.
COMFORTABLE AND CHEAP BOARDING
can be procured on Estreet, between 8th and 9th streets,
n the square adjoining the burnt Post Office, by the day, week,
r year. jan 5-eo2w
M BRS. GASSAIWAY can furnish a parlor and two hand-
some chambers to a family or two gentlemen.
jan 4-eo2w [Glo.]
A CARD.-Mrs. CUMMINGS, south side of Pennsylva-
nia avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, has two vacant
rooms furnished, which she will rent, with or without board.
jan 5-3taw2w [Globe]
OARD.-Mrs. REILY has taken that large and commo-
dious house on the south side of Pennsylvania avenue,
(lately occupied by Mrs. Bladen:) her rooms are large and hand-
somely fitted up for a Congressional Boarding.House. Large
mess of memberspan be accommodated with or without their
Aamnilies, if early application be made. Mrs. R. would prefer
members forming their own mess. Mrs. R's house is but a few
minutes' walk from the Railroad Depot. Transient boarders
and strangers can be accommodated by the day or week.
FI HE large Boarding-house, at the corner of 7th street
and Pennsylvania avenue, opposite the market-place, is
still occupied by Mrs. CARLISLE, and open for the reception
of boarders for the session.
Separate suites of apartments for several parties.can be had,
if required. nov 27-dtf
OTTAGE ACADEMY.-The winter term of this in-
stitution will commence the first day of January, 1839, un-
der the direction of GEo. A. DAVIS, A. B. Principal.
Acting Trustees.-Jonathan Prout, Robert Y. Brent, and
Benjamin J. Perry.
Dr. Sewall, Col. Win. Brent, and Benjamin Homans, Esq.
Dr. Bohrer and Clement Cox, Esq. Georgetown.
C OMESTIBLE STOR E.-The subscriber would in-
form his friends, and the Public generally, that he has re-
turned to this city, and opened his store on Pennsylvania Ave-
nue, 7 buildings, where he will constantly have an assortment
of the following articles :
Stilton English Cheese.
Pine Apple English Cheese.
King's Arms J
Herkimer county 1
Goshen American Cheese.
Pine Apple )
Sap Sago D
Sap Sago Dutch Cheese.
Swiss Grayere utChes.
Assortment of Truffles, Pate, Foisgra, Becasse
Pheasant, Pluvie dore, Sardines in boxes of various sizes
Smoked Salmon, Dutch Herrings, in kegs
Macaroni, Vermicelli, Pate d'Italy
Split Pease, Lentils, an assortment of Pickles and Sauces
Curry Powder, best English and American Mustard
Astragon and Wine Vinegar, Salad Oil
Raisins, Prunes, Almonds, &c.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Maraschino, Curacoa, Extrait d'Absinthe
A n :,.t ATr.... TT. .
A THOROUGH-BRED STALLION FOR
SALE.--The attention of the Public is called to a tho-
rough-bred Stallion now in this city for sale. He is of some of
the best crosses of the Virginia blood horses, and his speed and
bottom have been both tested. It is deemed unnecessary tb add
any other particular in this notice, as it is presumed that those
who desire to purchase will prefer to see written testimonials
with regard to the horse.
He may be seen at the Livery Stable east of, and connected
with, Gadsby's Hotel, where the name of the owner may be
earned. jan 12-3t
THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ALMANAC and
POCKE' BOOK for 1839.-Designed forthe
use of Practising Physicians, Surgeons, Students, and Apothe-
caries; being also a Pooket Memorandum and Account Book
and General Medical Dir.ctory of the United States. To be
continued annually. Conducted by J. V. C. Smith, M. D. Ed-
itor of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. This day re-
ceived for sale by F. TAYLOR. Price $1. jan 11
A. C. SMITH,
Portrait and Miniuatre Painter,
Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Four-and-a-half Streets,
and two doors west of Elliot's Buildings.
MAMMOTH ARENA AND CIRCUS COMPA-
NY.-Mcsers. BUCKLEY, HOPKINS, TUFTS &
CO. respectfully inform the citizens of Washington that they
have erected a new CIRCUS ARENA at the Centre Market
Square, and it will be open this Evening, January 1, 1839, with
a variety of elegant and novel performances. The arena has
been fitted up with a special regard to the comfort of the visit-
ers, and the proprietors hope, by presenting a succession of
novelties, to receive the sanction and support of a liberal Public.
The scene of the circle will present ati assemblage of talent
and manly activity, unsurpassed by any other establishment,
and the managers flatter themselves that, with their personal
exertions, the succession of novelties they produce will consti-
tute one of the most varied, animating, and interesting eques-
trian entertainments ever presented in this city.
Doors open at half-past 6 o'clock P. M. Performance to
commence at 7 precisely.
An efficient police will be in attendance to insure good order.
No ladies will be admitted unless accompanied by gentlemen.
Admittance to the boxes 50 cents. Pit 25 cents.
FIEACIIER WANTED.-I wish to employ, on the 1st
I of next March, a gentleman of unexceptionable character,
who is well qualified to teach Arithmetic, Geography, &c..
dec 29-dtf JOHN R. PIERPOINT, Alexandria.
IR E IN SURANCE.-The JEtina Insurance Company
of Hartford continues to insure buildings and other pro-
perty in the-District of Columbia, on terms as favorable as any
other company, and, in case of damage by fire, will adjust and
pay all losses to the assured, with the utmost promptitude. A,-
plication may be made to the undersigned at his office, a few
doors west of Brown's Hotel, on Penn. Avenue, Washington.
jan 11-3t D. A. HALL, Agent.
W ANCING ACADEMY, Four-and-a-half s'.-
Classes are now receiving instructions at night, under J.
FILL, in Dancing, Waltzing, Scotch and Irish Reels, Fancy
Dances, Country Dances, Hornpipes, &c.
Gentlemen desirous of learning the above accomplishment
havy an opportunity of joining the classes, and, by making an
early application, can be prepared by the next Ball. A new
class will commence on Saturday, January 12, at 7 o'clock in
Terms: $5 for a course of lessons.
D-K& Y GOODS--We have lately received a large sup-
Silks and Mousselines de Laines
French Merinos, Irish Linens
Calicoes, Chintzes Filaunels, Cassinet
Blankets, Shawls, Long Cloth Shirtings
Customers will please call and settle their bills for 1833.
jan 8-3E BRADLEY & CATLETT.
B EDFORD MINERAL WATER, carbonated and
bottled at the Spring.-A supply of this celebrated min-
eral wator always on hand anu~it sale by the ease, dozen, or_.
single bottle, at TODD'S Drug Store, where the water, in its
natural state, can also be had in barrels, half barrels, or by the
gallon, jan 4-12t'
rFIHE LADY'SS ANNUAL REGISTER, and
A IIousewife's Memorandum Book, by Caroline Gilman An
additional supply of this very popular book just received and
for sale between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
dec 19 R. FARNHAM.
JPfHE TOKEN AND ATLANTIC SOUVENIR
for 1839, a Christmas and New Year's Present, edit-
ed by S. G. Goodrich, with nine engravings.
Just received and forsalebetween 9th and 10th streets, Penn-
sylvania avenue. PARNHAMR.
ILITARY AGENT.-The subscribed respectfully of-
fers his services to his brother officers and soldiers of the
Revolution or late war, or their'descendants, of the Army or
Navy, who may have claims on the 1)epartments or Congress,
whether of land, money, commutation, or pension. He has lo-
cated himself at the office of John F. Webb, corner of Sixth
streetand Pennsylvaniaavenue, opposite Gadsby's Hotel, Wash-
ington. His experience in the Army and Treasury, his exten-
sive travel and acquaintance in the States, with a thorough
knowledge of the routine of business at the Seat of Govern-
ment, afford him advantages not within the reach of many. He
therefore invites a call from those visiting the metropolis, when
any business intrusted to'his care will receive prompt atten-
tion and despatch.
Letters by mail will be duly responded to.
REFERENCES.- Adjutant General R. Jones; Paymaster Gen-
eral N. Towson, '~\ashington; General Alexander Hunter, Mr.
John Wethers, Alexandria; Sheppard C. Leakin, Mayor, Gen.
Samuel Smith, Baltimore. dec 6--eo12w
JOHN KENNEDY begs leave to inform his former
friends and the Public in general that he has resumed the
Bookselling and Stationery Business, at the store on Pennsyl-
vania avenue, for some years past occupied by Kennedy & El-
liott, and offers for sale a variety of new BOOKS and STATION-
ERY, which, with the stock formerly on hand, comprises a
large and general assortment,-which will be sold at reduced
prices for cash.
J. K. has been appointed agent for the following, to wit:
Co nprehensive Commentary, edited by the Rev. W. Jenks,
Boston, in 5 volumes, with an additional one as a Supplement,
may be had by the set or single volume, in sheep, calf, and ex-
Penny Magazine and Penny Cyclopedia, by the volume or
single number, from the commencement.
And daily expects the last volume of Richardson's Dictionary.
Brandreth's Vegetable Pills.
On hand, a few sets of Aboriginal Port Folio, containing 64
Portraits of celebrated Indians. A few elegant Oil Paintings,
in a new style; and an assortmcut ofhat-daome Canes-
T RUSTEE'S SALE.-By virtue of a decree of the
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the county
of Wasling:on, the subscriber, as trustee, will sell at public
auction to the highestbidder, for caslih,"7it he store of Edward
Dyer, in Washington, on Tuesday, tle 29ih Jinuary, 1839, at
10 o'clock A. M. part of the Resurvey'n "Peter's Mill Seat,"
in Washington county, in the District of Columbia, lying on the
east side of the Washington turnpike leading to Rockville, con-
taining ninety-seven acres, two roods, eighteen perches, as sur-
veyed by Lewis Carbery for the late Thomas Peter and John
Laird. This sale is made at the risk of the representatives of
the former purchasers, who failed to comply.
jan 5-eotds GEORGE W. PETER, Trustee.
GENUINE GERMAN COLOGNE WATER.
50 boxes very superior pure Farinas Cologne Water, for
sale at the old Snuff, Tobacco, and Fancy Store, between llth
and 12th streets, Penn. avenue.
jan 7 LEWIS JOHNSON.
W OODI WOOD11 WOOD!!!--The subscribers
are now receiving the wood by the way of railroad which
they advertised about a month ago.
We ask our friends and former punctual customers to give
us a call.
jan 8-eo3t P. M. PEARSON & CO.
INSTRUCTION IN FREN4CH AND GERMAN.
Mr. LEHMANOWSKI will give lessons in these polite
languages on reasonable terms, and on a plan peculiarly his
own. His attention will be given exclusively to private scho-
lars. He refers to the following gentlemen :
INTERESTING TO MEN OF ENTERPRISE-BOUNTY
LAND IN FLORIDA.
Among the various plans suggested for the subjugation
and expulsion of the Seminoles from Florida, the bill late-
ly introduced into the Senate by Mr. Benton, chairman of
the Committee on Military Affairs, and published -in the
Intelligence of the 8th instant, contains provisions which,
slightly modified, cannot well fail to accomplish the ob-
ject. After hat has transpired, the question of their re-
moval is no longer debatable. A. regard for humanity
imperiously calls for the accomplishment of the measure at
any price, both on account of the frantic red man And the
patient suffering of the white settler of Florida, now left
to have his sluihbera broken in upon by the yell of the
savage, and his defenceless family expose to the ruthless
It has been often said that necessity knows nolaw; but,
in the present instance, it is believed necessity has indicated
the course marked out by this bill, which may become the
best law for the relief of the suffering inhabitants of Flo-
rida, and prove, also, a noble reward to those patriotic
spirits who shall fly to their rescue.
In our revolutionary struggle frontier settlers were ne-
cessitated to have block-houses within short distances of
each other, in which the settlers were comparatively se-
cure from the attacks of their savage foe, even when they
had broken up their domestic establishments and brought
their food within the stockades; and though the peninsula
of Florida has no back country for the supply of provisions
other than what is raised round the posts, yet, as the bill
provides for the support of settlers within certain bounda-
ries, the objection on that account is obviated.
It would be needless occupation of valuable space to pre-
sent an abstract of the bill, as it has been so lately publish-
ed that reference may easily be made to all its provisions.
The districts indicated by the bill, however, are north
of the mouth of the Withlacoochee; another in the dis-
trict south of that line, and north of a line drawn across
the peninsula from the southern extremity of Tampa
Bay; and the third in the district south, being the remain- -
der of the peninsula. Much of this land is good, and ca-
pable of raising cotton and sugar, particularly along the
watercourses. All will produce oranges and other tropical
fruit; and even the pine barren," as it is called, affords
abundance of yellow pine, and, with little culture, produces
good Indian corn. In time of peace cattle and hogs would
fatten upon the spontaneous productions of the margins of
ponds, &c., the horizontal palmetto stalks affording choice
food for swine.
There are several fine harbors, near which miut, one
day, be commercial ports advantageously situated for the
trade of the Gulf of Mexico and the West India Islands;
and the southern part of the peninsula affords great bodies
of valuable live-oak timber, and abundance of fine fish.
The salt-water mullet, well cured, will stand competition
with the mackerel. The climate, though warm in sum-
mer, is tempered very agreeably by the sea breeze," which
rises in the forenoon; and, in the autumn, or "sickly sea-
son," there are numerous places' for the new settler to fre-
quent until he shall have become acclimated.
Should this bill become a law-and there is little reason
to doubt its success, for its basis is wisdom, and it is sanc-
tioned by humanity-it will offer great inducements to the
man of enterprise to obtain a home for his family cheap,
and the wise, pacific tendency of the measure appeals
strongly for support to the considerate of all parties.
It was a remark of the enlightened CASs that the Indian
dreaded and detested A ROAD. The intercourse betwixt
the settlers" and the regular military will be so frequent
as to not only keep the Itndians within their fastnesses fir
a period, but finally weary them out, as they contemplate
the overwhelinng flood 'of civilization gathering around
Speculators in land, in future, will not favor the pas-
sage of this bill, because, hereafter, they will not have the
selection of the choice land, but the friend of the poor man
will glory in this enlightened and munificent measure of
Congress, which will afford the first settlers the first choice
of land within their respective districts.
It may be objected, that many enterprising men will be
deterred from reaping the advantages offered by the bill, on
account of the expense of transportation to Florida to men
of small means; but the bill might be so modified as to
make it the duty of the War Department to take out set-
tlers from Boston, New York, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charles-
ton, Mobile, and New Orleans, free of expense. And per-
haps it may be deemed advisable, as the settlers will be
under considerable military obligations, to enrol them for
one year, and loan to them the ars for their protection in
cases deemed necessary by the officer receiving the settler
on board the transport.
It may also be objected, that if the force of the United
States, at particular points, and at various junctures, could
not subdue or overtake the Indians, armed settlers can-
not; but the Army kept moving about, the'settlers will
have possession o'f the soil: and the wily foe will not long
Again: it is due to the people of Florida that permanent
protection should be offered to the planters of the South
hereafter, not only against the depredations of runaways
in the Territory of Florida, but that that.species of proper-
tyshould not be lost to the citizens of South Carohna,
Georgia, and Alabama.
A PRACTICAL MAN.
RM. PRINCE & SONS will make sales of Trees
and Cuttings of the genuine Chinese Morus Multicaulis,
Morus Expansa, Alpine, Broussa, Canton, and other varieties,
deliverable to the purchasers at such period in the spring as is
convenient to them, and will enter into contracts accordingly.
Prices and terms for theTlrees and Cuttings will be forward-
ed to all who may apply for them by mail, as well as prices of
Silk Worms' Eggs, Mulberry Seeds, &c. The Multicaulis Trees
are remarkably vig-oous, and as we first imported the genuine,
purchasers are sure of obtaining the genuine kind. It is from
this cause, and from the great attention paid by them, that the
trees they have sold have given universal satisfaction.
Flushing, near New York. jan 1-4w
N. B. .Those persons who desire can have their trees ship-
ped, or forwarded immediately,and the prices are moderate.
D't60CTOR SPENCER MITCHELL, having prac.
S tised medicine for forty years in this country, offers his
acrio-o~ito the citizens of Washington and .its vicinity; His
residence is near the south-east corner of Four-aud-a-half street
and Pennsylvania avenue. jan 9-2taw4w
ELECT CLASSICAL SCHOOL.-The Rev. C.
NEWELL will open, on Monday, 14th instant, a Select
Classical School on 14th street, directly in the rear of Messrs.
E. & C. H. James' Drug Store, wherehe can be found between
the hours of 9 and 3 o'clock.
Rev. Dr. Hawley, Mr. William Hewitt,
Rev. O. B. Brown, Mr. J. P. Ingle,
Rev. H. H. Beane, Mr. Seth J. Todd.
Mr. Anthony Holmead,
N OTICE.-The undersigned, having located himself in
Montgomery county, Maryland, offers his professional
services to its inhabitants. His residence-is at the Cottage, or
Retreat, owned by Miss Nancy Carroll, eight miles north of
jan 12-3wcp JOHN H. BOARMAN.
SUBLIC NOTICE.-By virtue of an order of the'Or-
phans' Court of Charles County, I will sell at public sale,
for cash, at Bryantown, on the 18th day of this month, several
valuable young negro men and women.
WALTER F. BOARMAN,
jan 12-ts Executor of Benedict Jamison.
1W RS. CLIFTON, from Baltimore, has this day re-
111. ceived a few very rich Mantillas, velvet and silk, which,
with a variety of rich fancy goods and millinery, will be sold at
reduced prices, as she intends leaving the city in a few days.
At Mrs. Cummings's, between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsyl-
a..( nin .amp.n (Tl onl ian 19--t1X
I II u ~ I I~ II .1-~.7
SPEECH OF .Mi. WISE,.
0.n the subject of the late Defalcation*s.
[CONTINUED.FROM SATURDAY'S NUMBER.] ,
February 7, 1V35, Woodbury notified Parker, Van
Hook, and J. W. Reckless, to take affidavits, upon. notice,
of witnesses, for and against the charges. On the 31st of
March, 1835, Joseph Marsh, Mayor of the city of Perth
Amboy, returned and certified the examinations had before
Mr. Reckless admits that the suEs set forth in the state-
ment in the revenue boatmen's time-book, and which is set
forth in Mr. Brinley's affidavit, are the sums actually paid to
the boatmen, and no more, in the several quarters mentioned.
"Mayor of .the'city of Perth Amboy.
I, Joseph Marsh, -mayor f the city of Perth Amboy, in
the State of New Jersey, do hereby certify that;. on the thir-
tieth day of March instant, Francis. W. Brinley, Benj.Maurice,
and James Parker, were severally duly sworn and examined-
before me, and that the said examinations are hereunto annex-
ed, and were.signed by them, respectively, and were reduced
to writing in .my.presence, .except the direct examination 6f
said F. W. Brinley, which he produced to me in.his own hand-
writing, and' was admitted, by Mr. 'Wall, of'counsel for Mr.
Recklbesi, should.be received -as his examination, And I do
further certify that said J. W. Reckless attended said examina-
tions, and Garret.D. Wall, Esq. his couiisel, also attended said
"In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name,
in the city. of Perth Amboy, this thirty-first day of March,
1835. JOSEPH MARSH,
a Mayorof the city of Perth Amboy.
"1833-Jan. 7. To 7080-95ths' admeasurement .$0 '6
W. harfage-Mr. B."s wharf, Dec.. 14.to 20 $1 50
Jan. 8 to 14 .
Dec. 20 to Feb. 4, 21 50 23 00
Feb.1. .Wharfage-Mrs. P.'s whf.' to July 15,
1833, 23 at 1, 27 3 60
.23w. Sd. 35 60
3 trips fbr g.n..tonnage, at 50 cts. per ton 105 .60
Attohiey's bil 35 04
"Received from P Secor the above $200 in full for expenses
for light tonnage against schooner Pacific.
S"J. W. 'R., .Collector.
: "EXHIBIT.. -.
1d833, SCHOOlER .PACIFIC,
Jan. 7. To admeasurement of vessel, 70 89-95ths at-1
To wharfage; at Mr.'Bruen's wharf, from Jan.
-.8.to 14, 6'days, .- $1 50
From Jan. 14 to Feb. 26, at the wharf,
41 days, 2.1 50.
Feb. 26, 'd6 wharfage,. at Mrs. Patrick's wharf, up
to July 13, 1833, 19 weeks 4 days, at
$1 50.per week, -.
To tonnage money, at 50 cents per ton at
"each trip, four.trips to and from South:;Amboy,
. ... '." .- --. $2oo or
: / . . .- .
$200 0 1
Received the above amount of two hundred dollars, in full
for expenses against the schooner Pacifir, and prior to date.
p g"J. W. RECKLESS, Collector.
"PORT OF PERTH AMBOY, N. J. J
"The above for Francis Secor, and delivered to him, July 18,
1833.. J. MARSH.
I, Francis W, Brinley, ofPerth Amboy, in the State of Ne:w
Jersey, do solemnly, sincerely, and truly swear to the truth of
the flowing statement:
S" That I was deputy collector and inspector of the customs for
the district of Perth Amboy from the 11th day of November,
1830, to the 7th day of May, 1834; during which time I, served.
;under James Parker,, collector, until'the Ist.day of April,'1833,
and on his resignation, at the last mentioned date, under Joseph
SW. Reckless, his successor in office.
That,uring the whole of said time, it was part of my duty
to prepare and make out the quarterly accounts and returns of
the office, under direction of the collector for the time being, to
be transmitted to the Treasury Department, at Washington, af
ter the.same had been examined, corrected, and signed by the
"That, in'the first, br early part of the month of. July, 1833,
Joaeph W. Reckless being then collector, 1 made out the ac-
counts and returns for the second quarter of that year, endingg
30th June,) according to the established forms and instructions
from the .Comptroller of the Treasury; "which forms I had, from
my first holding the office, universally followed: charging only
to the revenue-boat account and pay-roll the sums actually paid
to the boatmen, which sums wore ascertained each quarter from
a rough book kept for the-purpose, called the 'revenue boat-
men's-time-'bool';' wherein were noted the days and' times that
each of the boatmen was employed; and stating the contingent'
or incidental expenses of the office not chargeable to the Unitet-
States in the. statement of salary, fees, emoluments, and ex-
penditures,' for the quarter-as will appear byreferehce to these
accounts sent to the First Auditor of the Treasury, and which
were proved to be correct by their allowance without.alteration.
These -acco.nts for the quarter were -ninutely examined by
SJoseph W. Reckless, and' mariy'questions asked.by him rela-
tive thereto,'which I answered, and also-referred him to the
printed forms and instructions from the Comptroller of the.
Treasury, and-the accounts-of Mr. Parker, his predecessor in.
the office; from which, and the knowledge-he had then obtain-
ed of the .duties of collector, (during. the three m.,nths he
had then.been in office,) Mr. Reckless was' satisfied of their
correctness, and the same were.signed by him and sent, to the
First Auditor of the Treasury, as before, stated, and allowed
I The schooner Pacific (foreign bottom) had, previous to the
.resignation of..Mr. Parker, been seized by him for trans--
gressing the laws of the United States' regulating the coasting
trade, by carrying stone from the State of New York to the
Camden and. South Amboy railroad, at South Amboy; and in
the answer of- the. Comptroller of the Treasury, under date of
6th February, 1833, to Mr. Parker's letter advising of the sei-
zure and requesting instructions, he directs; 'to charge the
vessel for every trip you can ascertain she has made since she'
was sold in the United States.' Mr. Parker accordingly pro-
ceeded to collect proof, and obtained from Mr. Thomas Cono-
ver, agent at South Amboy for the Camden and Amboy railroad,
a-list of the dates of eleven trips made by the schooner with
stone". The letter of Mr. Conover to Mr. Parker was dated 19th
February, 1833, anid (with the letter of the -Comptroller) is, or
ought to be, now on file in the" collector's office at Perth Amboy.
These two letters were- handed over by Mr. Parker to'tr.
Reckless on the 1st day of April, 1833, with a memorandum of
the date of.the seizure, of the.time the vessel had subseqient-
ly lain at the wharfof Matthias Bruen, and the date when.she was
taken from thence to the wharf of Mary Ann Patrick; at which
latter wharf she was still lying under seizure on.tile 1st April,
1833. The bill or memorandum delivered by Mr. Parker to
Mr. Reckless was. as follows:
Charging.the vessel with admeasureinent -75
75 80-95tha tonsat 50 cents perton, $37 90,. 11 trips- $416 90
Wharfage as Mr. Bruei's wharf (stating the dates and-
time) 23 00
"Date whei tfie vessel was removed to M. A. Patrick's
wharf) and rate if wharfage.
S" The schooner continued to lie at Mrs. Patrick's wharf until
she was given up by Mr. Reckless..
"In July following, (1833,) I was informed- by Mr. Reckless
that he' had agreed to deliver up the schdoner to Francis Secor
& Son, New. York, .who were, or who'represented the owners,
for two hundred dollars.
I stated to Mr. Reckless, that this arrangement did not fol-
low the instructions of the Comptroller bf the Treasury in his
letter before referred to, of 6th February,.1833, which- was the
only instructi'or in the case. Soon after,-Mr. Reck-less made out'
an a'ccoutt ;gain.t-f, Sati o C. th e-Mlie-t rmBinum
left by Mr. Park-er, of which account the small bill in Mr. Reck-
S less's handwriting, 'now submitted, (.marked V,) was the com-r
mencenrent., Mr. Reckless went to New York, and on or about:
the 17th day of July returned to Perth Amboy, and the next day
left for his residence iq Monmouth county; while he.was there,
a person, who stated that he was'the.son of Mr,.F.-rncis. Secor,
came to the office and. stated to me that his father had paid Mr.
Reckless the two hundred-dollars for the release of the schoon-
.er, and presented me an order on Mr. Reckless, from Francis
Secor, for thei.vessel. Iktold him-that I had received no instruc-
tions to deliver there vessel, but had no doubt that' the order ias
correct; yet I ceuld riot abandon the vessel to him.:- but, never-
theless, he might go onr board and put the sails, rigging,.&c., iin
order, for a removal, and'that Mr. Reckless.would be in Amtioy
shortly, when he would do every thing necessary.and proper."
.'On.Mr. Reckless's return to Amboy, the vessel was delivered
up by him. .. -
S In the -next weekly return of nioneys received and expend-
'ed in the' office, I entered t6 the credit of the United States the
proceeds of the two .hundred dollars, but was informed by.Mr.
Reckless that he was not yet.ready for such entry to be made.
.1 corisequently made'out another- weekly return, omitting the
above-credit. For several successive weekly returns I.advert.ed-
to the two hundred dollars, and always received for answer that
it should not .be credited;'I especially asked if it should hbe.
credited, at the.time of making out the accounts for the quarter
...n^^ m Q tI jonets.. nn. u *....
ing payment for the quarter. I had, at times, before signed for
the absent boatmen, but the accounts were always, before this,
complete, and filled with the right sums. The boatmen, on be-
ing paid, immediately left the office. I presu:neit is necessary
here for me to.state that, immediately after the boatmen left the
office, my impressions were unfavorable, and that, in' conse-
quence, I'again laid the accounts so signed on Mr. Reckless's
table; and the .next morning (Mr. Parker being absent at
Washington) stated the above fa-.ts to William Whitehead, Esq ,
personally, and it w'as suggested that I hud, under the circum-
stances, better proceed in the manner I had begun, mad let the
accounts go on as they were'; that I was effectualfy justified irn
doing so, by its tending still more to confirm circumstances be-
fore communicated'; and that my making them known in. the
manner I.had, was an evidence of my not coinciding with Mr.
Reckless. The above-mentioned ace! unts lay on the table for
several days. more, until Mr. Reckless stated to me that he
wanted to send them on to Washington by that day's mail, and'
selected the boat account and pay-roll, and required me to fill
up the blanks opposite the names signed as above, so as to
make one hundred and thirteen dollars. I adverted to the fact
that this sum exceeded that actually paid the boatmen, by sixty.
dollars; he said that.would cover contingent expenses. I told
hii that.it was incorrect; when he plainly and.distinctly said.
th'at'he was determined to get it out of Government; that-he
had consulted Mr. Lyon, deputy collector at New York, who
had told him that it cabld-b entered in this mariner. He stated
more on the- suject, in an urgent manner, which I do not now
recollect; and I reflected that, however the' accounts went on,
I would,- at a proper time, put it right; and, on his again.requir-
ing me to completethe accounts in the manner above.mention-
ed, I did as I was ordered; directly afterwards, when he.went
out of the. office, with the papers; to the post office, noting the
circumstances,.and the next day (Mr. Parker being still absent)
stated them to William. Whitehead, Esq., and to Robert A.
Thorp, and particularly advising with Mr..Wbitehead, to whom
I showed the memorandum in the collector's office, and to Mr.
Thorp at his store. I state this circumstance, because that me-
morandum has been lost. or mislaid, and .after 'diligent search
cannot be found. "Either of the above-mentioned gentlemen
can, I have no. doubt, qualify to the.above facts. The substance:
of that'memorandum was of such a nature as to be indelibly im-
pressed on my memory.
If it be asked why signed th'e pay-roll' for the boatmen,
Luke'Ross and'James Seguine, in blank, (as stated,) I can an-
-swer, that it was done by the order of the collector; ahd under
that order I mechanically signed .for them as I had usually. be-
fore'done, but at the time. not adverting to any circumstance
that might thereafter accrue in consequence of my having done
so; besides, I did not suspect, until immediately after the boat-
men left the office, that'any thing wrong was intended in the
transaction, because bonds.and other paper. -are frequently
signed in-blank in the custom-house, to be filled up thereafter
at leisure;.and when. subsequently.I ias required to fill the
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'quire about six hundred.dollars to pay the inspector's and other.
-bills for the .quarter, an# that it was necessary to.write to the
Comptroller of the Treasury, who would supply the requisite
sam. .Mr. Reckless said that-if he.had to draw, he would draw
for a good.round sum, say three or four thousand dollars; I told
him but six hundred dollars were required.: he then, directed
me to write a letter tb th'e Comptroller of the Treasury; stating
the necessity of. the office, and asking for two thousand dollars,
which I accordingly -did; and, to the best of my recollection,
Mr. Reckless copied this letter, and sent the copy to the Comp-
troller, who answered, under date of 23d ofJuly, 1833, that the
collector at.New York was authorized tQ pay him two thousaiid
dollars ; which sum was received before his accounts for said
second quarter were transmitted to Washington:; which was, so
far as my recollection serves me, on or about the lst of August,
t833; and the bills were paid out of the money so-received.
The receipt of the two thousand dollars being after the ekpira-
tion-of said second quarter, they could not possibly be, entered
.to the credit-of Gove'rnment, in those accounts; but, of course,.
stood over.to be entered in the accounts for the quarter in which
it was received... The above accounts for the second quarter of
1,t33 were examined and allowed at Washington : and in a
letter of 30th of August 1833, the Comptroller, overlooking the'
fact of the two thousand dollars already advanced, stated tp him
that the collector at New York was authorized to pay, to his or-
der, six hundred dollars, as, in settlement of the balance of five
hundred and thjity-five.dollars and eighty-six cents; standing,
in the said accounts as advanced by.Mr. Reckless; but which
balance, however, had been arranged by the prior advance of
the two.thousand-dollars, and was actually a part'thereof.
Mr. Reckless, on the receipt of this letter,' aid that he
would draw for the-six hundred dollars Istated to him that
the authority to draw for that sum was evidently occasioned by
the Comptroller having over looked the advance of two thousand
dollars just before made.;-and I pointed out the mode that
ought.to be followed- under such ctreamstances. He said he
did not caie for that; that it was the business of Mr. Anderson,
arid not his; and' that, as he had the order, he would.got the
money; which was soon after obtained from the collector at
"In making out the accounts for the' third quarter, 1833, I
credited the Government for the two thousand dollars, and also
for the above six hundred dollars (notwithstanding Mr. Reck-
less had not advised me of the receipt of this last sum) in a
rough general account current, made for the collector's in-
pection. This was in October, 1833. Mr. Reckless ex-
amined the same, and, in answer to my question, if the six
hundred dollars was to be credited, he said, not yet;' and
immediately began to converse about the contingent expenses
not chargeable to the United States, saying that he was deter-
mined to get them out of Government; and directed me to
charge in.the general account current.for the third quarter the
.amourit of forty-three dollars ninety-five cents, contingent ex-
penses of the second quarter, 1833, (already sent, as before-
stated, to the First-Auditor of the Treasury, in the 'statement
of salary, fees, emoluments, and expenditures for that quarter'`
and adjusted,) and also to charge the amount of thirty-nine
dollars seventy-five cents, the amount of contingent expenses
for this- third quarter, in the same account current.- I stated to
him that it could not be done, as it was directly contrary to the
established forms and instructions from the Comptroller; and
besides, that the forty-three dollars ninety-five cents had alrea-
dy been stated and sent on in the accounts for the second quar-
ter, 1833, with the vouchers for that sum, and had been exam-
ined and adjusted at Washington. It could not, therefore,
with any plea of right or correctness, be now again either en-
tered or stated in the accounts for the present quarter; nor
could the thirty-nine dollars seventy-five cents be debited Go-
vernment, as it was plain, from the vouchers, that it was not
chargeable to the United States; and, upon examination of the
Accounts. with such charges in them, at Washington, that it
would not be looked upon as a blunder, but as an evident inten-
tion of worming money out of Government; and that the sums
would certainly not be allowed; moreover, that I was unwil-
ling accounts, with such charges in them, -should go on to
Washington in my handwriting, as it would certainly be evi-
dent to the First Auditor of the Treasury, from accounts previ-
ously made out by me, that I knew better.' Mr. Reckless, ne-
vertheless, insisted on my' making such entries in the general
account current, saying that, as an inferior officer, I was bound
to obey his orders; and that, in all events, the responsibility
rested on him. I accordingly made out the account current as
The revenue boatmen's account for this third quarter was
made'out truly and correctly, as in the. second quarter.
"By letter of the 18th of December, 1833, from the Comnp-
troller, advising adjustment of the above-mentioned accounts
for the third quarter, it will be seen that the sum of forty-three
dollars ninety-five cents, as above mentioned, and fifteen dollars
seventy-five cents of the thirty-nine dollars seventy-five cents,
were disallowed; making about the sum of sixty dollars for the
second and third quarters of 1833 not chargeable to thlpnited
States. The general account current for this third quarter was.
otherwise defective, in not having a credit to Government of
the proceeds of two hundred dollars obtained for schooner Pa-
cific, nor a credit of the-six hundred dollars obtained from the'
collector at New York, on the authority of the Comptroller's
letter of August 30, 1833, before referred to. .I several times
after this adverted to the six hundred dollars in making out the
weekly returns, until, on doing so on the 16th December, 1833,
he said that he supposed it might then come in, and entered
it himself in the book of weekly returns, as that book will tes-
tify-on inspection. -
Prum thi* time my conversations wih. Mr. tRelcIss were
very few and *hort, on any subject, for reasons which I do
Snot consider necessary to state in the's deposition, as not bearing
on the matter in question. My situation was in every sense
mortifying and irksome.
In January, 1834, while I was preparing the accounts and
returns for the fourth quarter of 1833, Mr. Reckless ordered
.nme to make out the revenue boat and pay roll of the seamen
blank :-that is, to leave the money columns in these accounts
blank. I had, consequently, to leave the corresponding debit to
the United States, in the general account current, blank also;
and in this state these accounts, with the rest of the accounts
for the quarter, were laid on Mr.'Reckless's table, in the office;
they lay there several days, until I suggested to him that they
ought to be completed and sent on; he requested' me to get the
'boatmen to come up to th'e office, which. I immediately did, all
except James Seguine, who was absent at New York to pilot a
brig to Amboy; Mr. Reckless requested me to sign for- James
.Seguine, which I did (he being absent) in the presence of the
other boatmen. After the other boatmen had signed, Mr.
Reckless asked me how much money they were to receive ? I
told him fifty-three dollars, per revenue boatmen time-book,
which I presented to' him. ,Luke .Ross, one of the boatmen,
could not sign his name, and requested me, as usual, to write it
for him, lie making his mark. Mr. Reckless then gave me
fifty-three dollars, and I' paid the boatmen in his presence.
The amount due James Seguine was, I think, paid to Francis
Seguine, his son, to be delivered to his father. This was the
general rule in the absence of any bIoatmen at the time of' mak-
as in my power, the foregoing method of proceeding in regard
to the revenue boat account and pay-roll, and-filled the columns
of the pay-roll with the sum in figures of three dollars ($3) each
man" (there being four men,) which was. the actual sum they
were to receive for this quarter. :1 filled up the general account
current and the.other papers acs.ordiftglyj and placed all the.
accounts ready for signature on Mr. Reckless's table for his ex-
Amiriation and signature. They.lay there for more than a. week,
until one.day, in overlooking them, Mr. Reckless said to me,
'you'have only put the sum that'the boatmen are to receive on
the pay-roll.' I told him "yes: and that I had filled the co-
lumrns of the other aceuunts accordingly.' He said he would
not have it-so, and th'it it must be altered.' I told him 'it would
not do;' but he required me to erase the figures '3' in the pay-
roll.; 'which I did; he standing by in such a manner as that ihe
erasure could be plainly perceived, and intentionally left so by
me-. 1 immediately went out of'the office, determined to have
nothing to do with paying the boatmen. In a day or two I was
sent to the beach.to superintend the discharge ofa wreck, and
when I returned two of the boatmen had signed the pay-roll;
the two others signed afterwards, in my presence. The boat-
men were not then paid, nor did they receive-their three dot-
lars each from Mr. Reckless until some time-after the 7th of
May.' I did not see the boatmen paid, as I was not then in office;
but I ascertained from each of them that they had received
their three dollars.
On or about the last of April, or 1st of May, Mr. Reckless
brought the. accounts of the first quarter of 1834 to my desk, and
required me to fill the pay-roll- with the sum of twenty-nine
dollars opposite to each man's name, making the total sum' of
one hundred and sixteen dollars. I remonstrated for some time ;
but, having.fully made up my mind as to the course 1 should
pursue, I did as I was ordered, carefully placing the 'figures
'29' to the left hand of the '3's,' before erased; .which fact is
'substantiated by that document, now in Washington. I imme-
diately afterwards made the circumstances known to proper
persons. I did not remain more than a. day or two longer in
the office, and, of'course,.can give no further information.
I never informed Mr. Reckless that it was the usage of the
office to charge the incidental expenses, and cover them by the
receipts of the boatmen 'of the revenue boat. It:'never was
done until the making up of the'accounts for the fourth quarter
of 1833, which were made up in the month of January, 1834. He
does know thatthe boatmen always received the sum specifiedin
their accounts until the'fourth quarter of 1833; and that during
the time that Mr. Parker was collector, the boatmen always re-
ceived the sum specified in their receipt. Witness has looked
into the revenue boatmen's time-book, produced by the collec-
tor, and it appears that the'amount paid to the boatmen for their
services for the second quarter of 1834 is $35 only: it appears,
by the account rendered to the Government by the collector,
that he charges $124 for boatmen's wages. He has looked into
the book produced by the collector for the third quarter of 1834,
and finds that the sum of $45 is the sum set down as paid to
the boatmen for that quarter: the account rendered to the Gov-
ernment shows the amount paidto the boatmen for that quarter,
as charged by him, $124.
"The annexed receipt, signed byjJ. W. Reckless,'collector,
port of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, bearing date July 18, 1833,
is in the handwriting of J. W. Reckless.
"Being cross-examined by General Wall, as counsel for the
'collector, he saith the blanks in the boatmen's account foriqhe
fourth quarter of 1883 were filled up by him, by order of the
collector; that the difference between the sum filled up in the
receipt and the sum actually received, he said, would cover the
contingent expenses, which had been disallowed by the Gov-
:ernment. These contingent expenses were those charged by
order of the collector to the debit 6f the United States, in the
general account of the third quarter of'18.33, and disallowed at
Washington by the Comptroller's letter of 18th Decemberi
1833. The blanks in the boatmen's receipt for the first quarter
of the year 1834 werefilled'up by the witness, by the order of
the collector. That he did not tell witness what constituted the
difference, or how it was made up, between the sum actually
paid and the sum specified in the receipt; nor did the witness
ask him how it was made out. On recollection, he thinks that
Mr. Reckless did, at the'time of filling up these receipts, make
a calculation on my desk relative to the sum, but witness cannot
tell what it was. That at this time my feelings were very much
excited. That he remembers going twice to the sea-shore to
attend the discharge of the cargoes of wrecks. On those oc-
casions, Mr. Reckless advanced him money for his expenses,
and of the inspectors who went with him, and for which he ac-
counted to the collector on his return. That these expenses
were covered by the inspectors' receipts for an extra number
of days, sufficient to cover the amount. This was agreeable to
the usage in the' office before Mr. Reckless came there, and.
while witness was in the office ; and witness always understood
that it was the custom in all custom-houses, and particularly in
New York. F. W. BRINLEY.
Sworn at Perth Amboy, the 30th day of March, 1835, be-
fore me, JOSEPH MARSH,
Mayor city of Perth Amboy.
Benjamin Maurice, being duly sworn, deposeth and saith:
Heremembers that the schooner. Pacific was at Mrs. Patrick's
wharf, at the city of Amboy, in February,.1833, uhtil June or
July, 1833. A day or two before the vessel left the wharf, the
collector called upon him for a bill for her wharfage, and asked
him to hand him the bill, which deponent promised to do. A
few days afterwards, I met Mr. Reckless, who informed him
that he-need not trouble himself to give him a bill, that he had
ascertained the amount of wharfage from documents in his office,
and that he would pay the amount to Mrs. Patrick, the owner
of the wharf; that in the month-of August or September, 1834 .
he ascertained that the wharfage.bill had not been paid to.Mrs.
Patrick. Some little time afterwards, he called on Mr. Reck-'
less (it may have been five. or six weeks) for the money, and
Mr. Reckless informed me that it was entirely a mistake, and
regretted that he had not paid it, and paid me $27, and I men-
tioned to him that it was $29 25. Mr. Reckless endeavored then
to hunt up the papers, but could not lay his hand on them, but said
he would pay.the balance at any time that I would call. The
$27 was paid to him about the 10th of October last. The bal-
ance of $2 25 was paid in February, or the present month. On
Amount improperly charged for office rent, the
same being chargeable in your account of of-
ficial emoluments $15.75
Amount charged in contingent account,
2d quarter,. suspended for want of
voucher and receipts 43 95
Commission improperly.charged 19 74
JOSEPH W. RECKLESS,
Collector at Perth.Amboy, N. J.
Coinptroller's Office, March 4, 1834.
"SIR: Your accounts for the customs for the fourth quarter,'
1833, have been adjusted at the Treasury; and a balance of.
$810,671 93 stated to be due from you to the United States,
-Bonds in suit $810,171 79
Cash on hand 500 14
The balance which you have stated is $-
Deduct marine hospital money over credited in
-this account -
Add commission overcharged
Dollars 810,671 93
"JOSEPH W. RECKLESS,
"Collector at Perth Amboy, N. J.
" Abstract of disbursements on account of the revenue "boat
for the district of Perth Amboy, from the 1st day of Oc-
tdber to the 31st of December, 1833.
" 834. Jan. 1-Cash paid seamen, as per pay-roll No. 1, $113
"J. W. RECKLESS, Collector.
"DISTRICT OF PERTH AMBOY,
Collector's Office, Jan. 1, 1834.
" Pay-roll of seamen employedon board of the revenue boat
for the district of Perth Amboy from 1st of October tdo the
3lst-of December, 18"33.
Time of Rate per Pay and
Names. service. day. rations,
JameiSeguine 28 days $1 $28
Francis Seguine -29 do 1 29
Luke Ross 28 do 1 28
Abnei Depew 28 do 1 28
113 days $113
DISTRICT OF PERTH AMBOY, JAN. 1, 1834.
"Received of Joseph W. Reckless, collector of the customs for
the district of Perth Amboy, the several sums .affixed to our
names, respectively, being in full for our wages during the
quarter ending December 31, 1833.
Per F. W. Brinley, in his absence.
LUKE ROSS, his X mark.
ABNER DEPEW, his X mark.
Fitness: F. W. BRINLEY.
" Abstract of disbursements on account of the revenue boat
forth district of Perth Amboy, for the quarter ending
31s! March, 1834.
183, April 1. Cash paid seamen, as per pay-ioll No. 1, $116
"J. W. RECKLESS, Collector.
DIsTRICT OF PERTH AMBOY,
Collector's Office, April 1, 1834.
'Pay-roll of seamen employed on board of the revenue boat
for the district of Perth Amboy, from the Ist day of Jan-
uary to 3,st March, 1834.
Time of Rate per Pay and
SNames. service. day. rations,
James Seguine 29 days $1 $29
Luke Ross 29 do 1 29
slinofield 29 do 1 29
npis Seguine 29 do 1 29
.16 days $116
"DISTRICT OF PERTH AMBOY, APRIL 1, 1834.
"Received from J. W. Reckless, collector of the customs,
the several sums annexed to our names, respectively, being in
fdl for our wages, for the quarter ending March 31, 1834.
LUKE ROSS, his X mark.
'Witness: F. W. BEINLEY.
or about the last day of December last, Mr. Recklffs called.un NEW YORK, APRIL 2, 1835.
on Mr. Maurice, with a receipt for $29 25, and requested his 'SiR: I have the honor to enclose to you the depositions
signature to it. He observed that he had only received $27.' talen by me before the mayor of the city of Perth Amboy, on
Mr. Reckless said hd would pay him the balance any time he .thf 30th ultimo, to sustain the 'charges preferred by me against
would call,, and thereupon he signed the receipt. The receipt th, collector of that port.
purports to bear date the time he signed it. The actual amount ;' These depositions.would have been taken at an earlier-day,
paid me was $29 25, being at the rate of $1 50 per week, bu. the accounts deemed necessary to be used in the case did
which was the actual amount of the wharfage. Witness never no. arrive until in the early part of March; and, being desirous
delivered the bill to Mr. Reckless, because Mr. Reckless told of examining the Hon. Mr. Parker, I did not give notice till I
me he knew the amount from documents in his office. ha( ascertained when Mr. Parker would be in Amboy. On the
BENJAMIN MAURICE. 12t1 March I caused.notice'to be served on the deputy collector
"Sworn before me this 30th day of March, 1835. forthe 18th, and on that day I attended, as did all the witnesses
"JOSEPH MARSH, wtn had been formally summoned; but Mr. Reckless not at-
SMayor of the city Perth Amboy, tending, and, on inquiry at his office, finding him absent at Wash-
"James Parker, being duly sworn, doth depose and say: inglon, I postponed the examinations until the 30th, and caused
That during the month of January, 1833, while he was collect- a nmw. notice to be served on him- for that day, when they were
or of the port of Amboy, the schooner Pacific was found running completed. I state these circumstances to account for the .ap-
without papers, and detained for the payment of foreign tonnage parent unnecessary delay, and because Mr. Reckless represents
money. He ascertained that she had run a number of trips in Amboy that, while at Washington, he had settled his ac-
with stone for the railroad, and that she was liable for counts, paid his defalcation, and received a discharge from the
tonnage money to an amount exceeding $400. The precise Treasury Department. Mr. Reckless attended the examina-
.sum he does not recollect. The hands all left the vessel, and tior, with his counsel, G. D. Wall Esq. United States district
she was laid at Mr. Bruen's.wharf; and after some time, as attorney for New Jersey, and cross-examined the witnesses as
her expenses were 'too large at that whaif, I removed her to he aw fit. 'The boatmen of the revenue boat were in attend-
Mrs. Patrick's wharf, under an agreement with Mr. Maurice, anuc, but were not examined, in consequence of the admission
her agent, at 1 '50-per week. I left the collector's office on mate by him that Mr. Brinley's statement of the sums actually
the 1st of April,.1833, and delivered over to Mr. Reckless the pai, to the boatmen, taken from the book produced, is correct.
'v4sel, and all the papers relating.to her; among these were "r. Brinley, at my request, prepared a statement in the
a letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury, stating the law forrg of a deposition; and, when called up to testify, I offered
in regard to the vessel; a letter from Mr. onodver, stating the it t Gen. Wall as such ; and he, having read it, agreed to re-
number of loads of stone she had brought tothe railroad; an ceive it as a direct examination.
Account of the tonnage money due ; an account of the wharfage "You will find, on an attentive perusal of the evidence, that
due by the vessel to Mr. Bruen; and a memorandum of the' every part of the charges made is fully proved ;and there is
time she went to Mrs. Patrick's wharf; and the rate per week no proof, or attempt to prove, that the money charged above
that wa3 to be paid for wharfage to Mr. Maurice. That late in what is paid has been expended for the account of the Go-
the summer, or early in the fall of 1833, as he was passing the vernment.
door of the collector's office, to go to his own office, Mr. Brin- The testimony of Mr.-Maurice and Mr.. Parker proves that
ley,'.the deputy collector, called, me into the collector's office, Mr. Reckless had documents in his office, left by Mr. Parker,
and told me that he -wished to communicate to me a fact, for showing the amount of the charges against the schooner Paci-
the sake of his.own reputation, fearing that he, keeping.the ac- f.ic and that Mr. Reckless admitted to Mr. Maurice that fact,
counts of the collector, might hereafter be blamed. He then land dispensed' with a bill. The receipt made at the time the
told me that Mr. Reckless, the collector, had received a sum money was received from Secor shows' this' fact alo, for it
of money for tonnage of the schooner Pacific, and had' refused shows the exact sum paid, with the exception of Mr. Ward's
to suffer him (Mr. Brinley) to place it to the credit.of the' bill,paid in Sep'ember, 18.33; and there cannot be found any
United.States in the weekly accounts of moneys received and excuse why the nett amount was not credited to the Govern-
paid. Mr. Brinley stated that he had given me this inforrtia- met in the fourth quarter'of 1833. Mr. Binley proes that he
tion that I might testify to the fact.when occasion may require. repeatedly reminded him of this sum, and that lhe refused to
At some time in the'spring of .1834, while he (this depo-. permit him to carry it to the creditof the Government in his
nent) was at Washington4 he received a letter or letters from accounts. The weekly return-book showed the entry in Mr.
Mr. Brinley, informing him that Mr. Reckless, the collector, Brinley's handwriting, and erased; he cannot plead, there-
had directed him (Mr. Brinley)'to fill up the receipts given fore, that it was omitted from mistake. And equally untrue is
by the boatmen of the revenue boat, for an amount much larger. the reason he assigns in his letter in answer to the charge,.
than the sums actually paid. That Mr. Reckless had done this that he could not procure the bills against the vessel; all the
for the avowed purpose of thus obtaining'from the Government evidence disproves it fully and completely. That charge- is
certain commissions and office expenses improperly charged by fully sustained, and his fraud fully made out.
.him in his'gerieral account current for some of the quarters'of -' Ai regards the second charge, relative to the boatmen's wa.
the year 1833, and which charges had been rejected by the ges,-his.answer to it admits he has not paid them the sums he ob-
Treasury Department. The precise time, hIe (this deponent) trained their receipts for; and his admission annexed to the pa-
received the communication he cannot say, not having the let- pers goes fully to admit the statement of Mr. Brinley as to the
teis by him ; but it was at the time that Mr. Brinley was act siuas actually paid and actually charged, and shows that in four
ing as deputy collector, and before he-was superseded by Mr. quarters (fourth.in 1833 and three first in 1834) hef paid $145
Reckless's son. and charged the Government $477, being $332 fraudulently ob-
Some time in the summer of 1833, iri a conversation with this' tained by the production of false vouchers. This charge is also
-deponent and Mr. Reckless,' the collector, respecting the ex- fully sustained, and .not'a shadow of proof to excuse' either of
penses of the office, the deponent stated to Mr. Reckless that them will alo Mr. Reckless
no allowance was made, according'to the rules of the Treasury Mr. Brinley's deposition will also shw that Mr. Reckless
Department, for the expenses of his office. That office rent, also availed himself of an overnight in the Comptroller's office
fuel, stationery, and other incidental expenses of the office, to obtain $600, having just before received 2,00, and not ac.-
were never charged or. allowed in the general account, but counting for this sum for several months after it was received.
:were to be paid out ofhis fees or emoluments. When he drew for 2,000 dollars he knew he did. not require
S- 'JAMES'PARKER. 600 dollars for the purposesof his office,. and it was a fraud 'to
nt o ..... ;, l...,, ,;t:o nthi, nh a,, r Mor. h Ina draw for.2,000. And when the order came.to him for'600 ddl-
"The difference between these two amounts ($332) has been
thus fraudulently obtained from the Government for the reim-
bursement of moneys not chargeable to the United States, and
which, if the amount ever was disbursed, was expended by Mr.
Reckless for his own privateuse. I cannot refrain from again
noticing tlie attempt made by Mr. Reckless to defend 6r palliate
his frauds by charging Mr. Van Hook and Mr. Brinley with im-
proper motives. I- have known these gentlemen intimately and
for many years. Their characters and integrity never were and
cannot be impeached.
I do not doubt that you will examine this case with. the at-
tention due to it, and lay it before the President; and that you
will be satisfied that Joseph W. Reckless is unfit for the station
he occupies, and ought to be removed.
I am,. with great respect, your obedient servant,
The Honorable LEVI WOODBURY,
Secretary of the Treasury."
In reply to a letter of Reckless, dated May 19, enclosing
certain testimony, Woodbury, on the 29th May, 1835, re-
turned to Reckless this testimony, taken informally, in the
following letter, which shows the Secretary's disposition,
and manner of discharging his duty towards the accused:
"TREASURY DEPARTMENT, MAY 29, 1835.
"SIR: I herewith return to you the evidence forwarded by
you to the Department in relation to the complaints made
against you. It appears that this evidence was taken without
having given (as was required) notice to the complainant; it
therefore cannot be received. I request that you give notice
of the time and place of taking any testimony intended to re-
but the charges against you, to the complainant, allowing suffi-
cient time to attend. .
"As you have referred to the New York custom-house as a
precedent for your justification for a part of your conduct, it is
proper that the evidence of the Collector at New York, and
some of the other officers of the customs, should. be taken on
-that point, after due notice to the complainants.
It is very desirable that you should very promptly attend to
this business,, and transmit the evidence taken by you to the
Department as soon after it as possible; the case having been
pending so long, and the complainants being impatient for a
"I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Secretary of the Treasury.
"To J. W. RECKLESS, Esq.
Collector, Perth Amboy, N. J."
July the 16th, 1835, G. Wood, Reckless's counsel, sent
to Woodbury a long deposition of J. W. Reckless, Jr., the.
son of the accused, of David S. Lyon, first deputy collector
of New York, and sundry papers explaining the defence of
July 28, 1835, Mr. Parker again addressed the Secretary.
the following letter;
"PERTH AMOY,' JULY 28, 1835.
SIR: After a lapse of nearly four months since testimony
was taken here in support of the charges made against Joseph'.
W. Reckless, the collector of the. customs at this port, he has
attempted to furnish testimony- to exculpate himself, which is
now in your hands.
It seems to be almost unnecessary for me to make any ob-
servations upon the nature of this defence, (if such it may be
called,) which goes, by. the .testimony of the witness adduced
by Reckless, if he proves any thing, to establish the guilt of
the collector, and to corroborate every part of the testifhony pro-
duced in support of the charges.
"As to the first charge, viz. the wilful suppression of a credit
to the United States of money received for tonnage ofthe schoon-
Ser Pacific, nothing has been shown, or attemptedto be proved, to
contradict the direct testimony of Mr. Brinley and others, and
the written evidence, under Reckless's own hand, proving.the'
facts charged, and destroying all pretence of apology-on his
part. You will observe, as regards the testimony in this charge,.
that although the district attorney attended as counsel for the
accused, he did not think it expedient to .cross-eiamine any
one of the witnesses by whom the charge was so fully proved,
and the excuse of Reckless, so fully shownato be false and un-
founded in fact.
,".The first charge, then,that the collector, in July, 1833, re-
ceived thesum of $147 for tonnage money of the schooner Pa-
cific, and wilfully refused to credit the amount to the United
States,,is proved beyond a question.
As to the second charge, the collector admits, and the fact
is unquestionably proved, that.fraudulent receipts signed by the
revenue boatmen, for an amount of money far exceeding. the
sums actually paid them for that service, for four successive.
quarters, have been exhibited as evidence.of disbursements
chargeable to the revenue, and charged*-in his general account
TT_- 3 r --t h fthp nl
remark upon one of the receipts he produces in this case, but
not specified in his receipt to Messrs. Secor-that of G. D.
Wall, Esq., the United States District Attorney for New Jersey,
for professional advice in this case: I apprehend that Mr.
Wall had no legal.claim against the collector or the Government
for advice in this case: he had a salary from the United States
for the express purpose of paying him for advice to the public
officers in his State, and he cannot, legally, make a charge
while receiving a salary, except in cases where costs accrue
in suits instituted or defended. It is a little singular that Mr.
Wall appeared'for him. a his counsel at the examination of
the witne'ssesin New Jersey, and virtually against the United
'" You will observe the sweeping- manner in which' young
Reckless swears. He says that all the articles furnished, as
well -from April, 1833, to May, 1834, as. all others' since
that time, were for the'use 'of the collector's office,. aid were
necessary. How can he know this, when he also "swears that
he came into the office only in May, 1834? He. could not
know that the articles.were furnished for the use.of the office,
or.were needed; and.the rule of law, as well as of common
sense, is, that man who will swear t6 what he cannotkno'w
ought to be received as a witness verycautiousty as to any
thing he may say, will forcibly apply to him. You will also
observe, that on his cross-examination be unqualifiedly said
that none of the bills he. then produced, and which he referred
toin his direct examination, had been ever charged in any.ac-
count against theUnited States. Knowing, as I did, the abso-
lute falsehood of the statement, (because t had'copies of the
accounts for the second and 'third quarters of 1833,) 1. informed
him he was incorrect,' and should prove it so. He then, at the
suggestion of his father's counsel, qualified the statement by
saying he did not know of their having been.before charged and
rejected. Had I not corrected him, his affidavit would have
gone forth with a palpable falsehood'on its face.
Mr. Parker, in his letter to you, under date of thb "th ul-
timo, which I have seen, so fully analyzed and' destroyed the
whole of Mr. Reckless's defence, that I will not add'.any thing'.
further on-the subject. "The affidavit'ofMr.'Lyon is unimppor-
tant; if it proves anything, it only goes to show that Mr. Reckless
-had never forgot that he had received the money from Secor;
but, at the time Reckless made the inquiry of Mr. Lyon, he
was, no doubt, aware that he' would be charged with-the fraud-
ulent. omission to credit the amount received, as T understand
that the fact of withholding it had been previously mentioned
'by Mr. Parker to rnmre than one person by whom it would: most-
probably be communicated to Mr, Reckless, and particularly to
Mr. Wall, who was his' counsel at the taking of evidence -in
"The whole case is now before you for the decision of
the President. I cannot permit myself for one moment, to
think that he will retain -in office a man proved dishonest, or
permit him to obtain,'by false and fraudulent vouchers, and by
embezzlement, money he is not and cannot be permitted to re-
cYiv hLr sanI onn and rdiraet course. .
"The maxim of law, as applied to evidence, that a witness
false in one fact will not be entitled to credit in any thing he
may swear to, fully applies to the collector; and more especial-
ly applies if it is.true, as I amn informed, that he has sworn to
his accounts quarterly-all of.them are false, from the first one.
With these remarks, I submit the case to you for the deci-
sion of the Department. I canngt-oubt the result. Th-is case
has made much noise in New Jersey, and many persons attend-
ed the examinations, of all political parties; and the testimony
ispretty generally known. '
"'MT. Reckless requested copies of the depositions, and I
have this day furnished him with them.
I shall be glad to hear the decision of the Department.
SI am, respectfully, your humble; obedient servant,
"Hon. LEVI WOODBURY,.
"Secretary of the Treasury.
"PERTH AMBOY, APRIL 6, 1835.
SIR: Testimony has been taken, on the 30th ult. at this
place, on the charges made by William Van Hook, Esq. against
Joseph W. Reckless, collector.of the customs at this port, in
The first charge against the collector-was.the wilful with-
holding of credit to the United States for tonnage money receiv-
ed for the schooner Pacific in July, 1833. The receipt of this
money Mr. Reckless acknowledges in' his letter to you of the'
22d of January, but says that he withheld' the credit, having
'held [the money] to meet the various'claims which then.ex-
isted against the vessel, and for which.he had made "himselfli-
able, and, when paid, the balance to be brought to the credit of'
Government.' The charges he states to be, and to have
.been paid, as follows:
August 7, 1833. M. Bruen, for wharfage $23 00
Sept. 28, 1833. G. D. Wall, district attorney, for
advice and directions 41 40
Dec. 30, 1834. B. Maurice, wharfage 29-25
The first two (if the one of them is a proper charge) are
admitted to have been known at the time, and paid before the
.end of the quarter, and the question is only on that of Mr. Mau-
rice's account for wharfage.. As to this, you will find that Mlr.
Maurice swears that Reckless told him at the time when the
vessel was about to be delivered up, that he (Reckless) had as-
certained the amount from documents in the'office, which doc-
uments you will find, by the testimony of Mr. Brinley and my-
self, I left there and handed over to hirii when he took-charge
of.the office; and you will further observe thai the amount of
this account of Mr. Maurice, as well as Mr. Bruen's, was dis-
tinctly stated by Reckless as charges against the vessel at the -
time she was given up, and the amount receipted for separately
and distinctly from the tonnage, as is fully proved by docu-
ments Nos. I and 2 attached to Brinley's affidavit.
When the direct testimony of Mr. Brinley is connected with
these facts, the wilful omission to credit the money is proved,
and the falsehood of the pretence for withholding it, set up by
Reckless, established beyond all doubt.
"In regard to the second charge, that receipts have beBn ex-
hibited and amounts charged to the Government for boatmen's
wages for more money than was actually paid, you will observe
that this fact Mr. Reckless has also admitted ; but he states, in
his answer, that 'incidental expenses have been united with
those under that head for the same time,' and that Mr. Brinley
'suggested this mode of charging incidental expenses,' &c.'
This allegation is disproved by Mr. Brinley, and by the first
account (second quarter of 1833) rendered by Mr. Reckless,
in which the mode directed by the Comptroller and followed by
me was adopted; and you will find that the expenses to which
Mr. Reckless alludes were those not chargeable to the revenue,
but tb his own emoluments, and which being put into his gene-
ral account in the quarter ending 1st October, 1833, against
Mr. Brinley's advice and remonstrance, were disallowed by
the Auditor in his letter of the l8ih December, 1833. Mr.
Reckless, being refused.the credit for these charges, resorted in
his next account to the fraud of adding the amount to the money
actually paid the boatmen, so as to obtain from the Government
by fraud whatcould not be obtained by law and the regulations
of the Department; and by his own declaration in his letter to
you of 22d January; 1835, 'this mode of keeping the accounts
and making these charges has continued ever since !!'
"The testimony of Mr. Brinley shows the amount paid to the
boatmen in the quarters ending 31st December, 1833, and 31st
March, 1834, from his own knowledge and from the 'boatmen's
time-book,' exhibited by Reckless, for the quarters ending
30'h June and 30th September, 1834. The boatmen were not
examined, because Mr. Reckless admitted (and it is so certi-
fied by the officer) that the sums paid to the boatmen, according
to Mr. Brinley's testimony, were the correct amounts. How
then stands this part of the account? The sums actually paid
for this service and the sums actually charged are as follows :
In the quarter ending 31st December,1833, $53 $113
In the quarter ending 31st March, 1834, 12 116
In the quarter ending 30th June, 1834, 35 124
In the quarter ending 30th September, 1834, 45 124
account, his expenses for fuel, stationery, office rent, and other
incidental expenses. Tiese expenses, as you welJ know, area
charge upon the collector's official emoluments ; they'are stated
as such.. The col sector here was apprized of the law, and ren-
dered his account accordingly.
"By an examination of his account of salary'fees, you will
find charged for expenses, in the quarter ending the 30th of
June, 1833, $43 95; and for the quarter ending 30th September,
1833, $35 79; ofwhic'last, $15was for office-rent,'-ad 75 cents
'By looking at his. general account for the quarter ending
30th September, 1833, you will find the same sums also charged
to the United States in that account.
In a letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury to the col-
lector, dated 18th December, 1833, stating the settlement of his
account for the quarter ending 30th Septerdber, 1833, he adds
to the balance stated .by the collector-
SAmount improperly charged fororffice rent, tlhesame.
being chargeable in your.account of officialemolu-
ments $15 75
"Amount charged -in contingent account, 2d quar-
ter, suspended for want of vouchers and receipts 43 95
"A part of the sum of $35 72 charged, being for blank enrol-
ments, was allowed, and- $15- 75, for office rent and quills, .re-
The law and the rules of.theDepartment allowed no credit'
for these expenses. The collector was told so. He persisted, a
Mr. Brinley testifies, in making a charge of them against the.
Government, and the account was -rejected by the Auditor of
"Let us now see what the collector has done, in consequence,
according to his own showing, th'e testimony of his son and
deputy. 'This young man exhibits,' among others, statements
and receipts for expenditures for the 2d and 3d quarters of 1833,
amounting'to $59 20,- composed of the same items which were
rejected by the Treasury, in the account ending 30th Septem-
ber, 1833 ; and positively swears that the amount'fraudulently-
added to the boatmen's receipts for the first- quarter of 1834 was
so added and intended to cover the amount; which, you will
observe, had been thus' disallowed and rejected by the Govern-
ment. And he goes on to exhibit ether accounts and receipts
for expenses of the same nature, and equally unauthorized ; to
cover which, the subsequent receipts were fraudulently increased
up to the time when the charges of fraud were made against the.
"It is sufficient for'the purpose.thatill the expenses thus stated
are such as neither law nor the rules of the Depairtinent allow.
But I cannot help remarking, that two bureaus are charged in
an account of-J. C. Smith, said to be paid 30th June, 1.834, (A -
No. 3,) one of which, as.1 am informed,, was'sent to the collec-
tor's house, in Monmouth, and the other to his lodgings, her.e.
I doubt ifa single article embraced by this bill of Smith's is in
the office ; but if'they' were, they are not 'chargeable to .-the
"The second charge is fully established, that receipts of
the revenue boatmen have been.fraudulently-obtained and ren-.
dered for an amount greatly exceeding the sums actually paid;
and this has been done to cover money expended for the private
benefit of the collector, and no way chargeable to the Govern-
Both charges being plainly and unequivocally-proved, I con-
sider the removal of an unfaithful officer as beyond a doubt.'
-".In laying the papersconnected with this business before the
President, I have to request that you will include this com-
munication, and also my letters to you of the 5th of January last,
covering Mr. Van Hook's charges, and that oT the 6th of April
I have the honor to be, with.great respect,sir, your obedient
servant, JAMES PARKER.
Hon. LEVI WOODBURY,
Secretary of the Treasury, Washington.
NEW YORK, AUV. 1, 18235.
SI : Mr. Reckless having transmitted to'you the affidavits
intended to be a defence against the charges preferred by me,
I think itmy duty to submit to you, and through you to the Pre-
sident, some remarks upon them. It is a little singular that he
should have been upwards of three months preparing his evi-
dence, which, on inspection ofthe accounts submitted,and upon
which he relies for his exculpation, he must, if they are correct
and true, have had in his possession more than a year; and one
would naturally ask, why, with those means of defence, if such
they are, in his power, he had not been a little more expeditious
in endeavoring to clear himself from the very serious charges
against him. But these accounts.are not true -,they have been
procured, and made to bear date in certain quarters for. the
purpose of covering the amounts fraudulently charged in the
revenue boatmen's receipts for those quarters. I will mention
one of those. cases, which can be proved not to have been incur-
red in the first quarter of 1834-that of J. F. Sibell, for station-
ery, under date of 31st March, 1834; assert that none of the
articles in that bill had ever been received in the collector's of-
fice prior to the 7th May, 1834; up to that time, the stationery
was purchased at New Brunswick, The bill of J. C. Smith, in
the same quarter, is for articles which'were not for the office;'
the bureaus were for his own private use, one of them never
was in the office, but was sent to his house in Monmouth county,
and one to his private lodgings in Amboy,.and an old one put in
the office very recently. One of the book-cases is not and nev-
er was in ihe office, and the chairs in that bill are at his private
lodgings. The gas lamp was not needed for the office, because
it was never open in the evening, andAever has been after dark.
I point out these casestoyou, not because it can make any.manner
of difference in deciding the merits of the question,but for tlhepur-
pose ofshowing that he has attempted to sustain his frauds by false
documents. I contend that he has no right.to claim any credits in
his accounts for articles not chargeable. He knew this from the
fact that the same items now produced for the second and third
quarters of 1833 had been charged before in his accounts for
those quarters, and had been rejected by the Comptroller; and
he was then informed that they were inadmissible.. In conse-
quence of this information, he determined to charge (to the
United Staten a slim greater than the sum rejected, and more
than he actually, paid) in the. revenue boatmen's accounts, and
fraudulently obtained from them their receipts to cover. it. The
testimony-of his son proves this, and fully sustains that of MC,
Brinley, on this point. It cannot be possible that either you or
the President will permit him to do indirectly, and under cov-
er of false vouchers, what the law and the' usages, of the De-
partment will riot permit to be done openly. and directly. That
charge is fully and completely sustained in all its parts, and no
comments of mine can make it more. plain and palpable a' a
The charge of not crediting the Government with the mo-
ney received in July, 1833, in the case of the Pacific, is also
fully sustained, as well by the evidence of Mr. Brinley, Mr.
Maurice, Mr. Parker, as by the receipt to Messrs. Secor. The
receipt proves that when he received the money he knew the
amount of charges to be deducted from the sum received; he
then knew the amount then legally chargeable against the mo-
ney received; and his fraudulently obtaining from Mr. Maurice
a receipt dated 30th December, 1834, only. goes more fully to
establish his whole conduct to be dishonest. I will make one
dr i~ I .s 9~9:
charges and the proofs.in this case. A pretended- abstract
of them was made out in the Treasury Department. Wha
do-you suppose was the decision of the President in the
case ? On the abstract.he endorsed this judgrient:
Second charge.-Mr.Brinley acknowledges, on oath,tha
the manner of Reckless's accounts were made-agreeably to the
usage of the office before he came into it:
Third charge.-Disproved. It was irregular to charge
incidental expenses in boatmen's accounts; but no proof of cor-
ruption, or that any wvas charged but what'had been disbursed.'
Sir, how could such a decision be made in. such a case
Mr. Parker and Mr. Van'Hook told the committee how ii
was done' :
"Of the papers marked by the Secretary 25, with the en-
closures, and 26, I have no "knowledge until now handed for
my perusal. The evidence furnished with them being taker
without notice from the collector to-Mi. Van Ho6k, they appeal
to have been returned for that reason, with a letter from the
Secretary to J. W. Reckless, May 29, 1835 ; (XIX) in conse-
quence of which, the testimony of Joseph W. Reckless, jr.
and David S. Lyon was taken at New York, before Richard Ri-
ker, June 23, 1835, with sundry exhibits, (XX) and appears to
have been forwarded to the Department with a letter from
George Wood,,the collector's couhsel, 'on the 16th of July.
1835, (XXI.) Having received this evidence from the Depart.
ment, upon a request made in a letter of the 20th of July, 1
wrote to the Secretary on the 28th of July, 1835, a letter
(XXII) stating my view of the case as it rested upon the evi-
dence. This letter, with one ftom Mr. Van Hook, of Augus
20, 1835, with comments by him upon the testimony, (XXIII
dated August -1, is stated to have been forwarded to the col-
leitor, whose reply, (XXIV) dated September 16, 1835, ap-
pears to have been received by the Department on the 21st o
September, enclosing an affidavit of John Arnold, (G,) taker
without notice to.the complainant, and in the handwriting o
George Wood, Esq., of New York, counsel for the collector
sworn to at Perth Amboy, September 18, before Joseph Marsh
intended to rebut an observation in Mr. Van Hook's letter o
the 1st August, (XXIII.) This letter of the collector, of Sep-
tember 16, (XXIV) appears by a memorandum upon it, signed
'Rodman,' to have been received the 21st of September, anc
a direction is thereon in pencil, as follows:
"'G. R., make out an abstract of the charges, and evidence
and explanations, for.and against them, and mark and file al
for the President.-W.'
A paper marked 39 and 40 by the Department (XXV) ap
pears to have been made out, entitled' Abstract of charges and
testimony in the case of J. W. Reckless, collector of the dis
trict of Perth Amboy.' The documents submitted with the ab
stract, and referred to therein, appear to have been as follows
viz. William Van Hook's letter, and the letter of James Par
ker, enclosing it, (I and 11) referred to as paper A."
"The abstract of the charges and testimony submitted to tht
President is defective and erroneous. In the statement of the
first charge, it -makes no reference whatever to any testimenJ
taken in its support on the part of the complainant. The evi
dence of F. W. Brioley, Benjamin Maurice, and James Par
ker, as to this charge, was contained in thp testimony taken a
Perth Amboy, marked C, and XV; and with the exhibit No
1, attached thereto, completely falsified the pretence set up by
J. W. Reckless in-his statement, (V,) for not crediting the ton
nage duty received for the schooner Pacific. The abstract re
ferring to no evidence in support of-this charge, the Presiden
decided that it was disproved ; whereas, if the testimony hac
been stated, it would have been found to be fully sustained and
"As to the second charge, the assertion of J. W. Reckless
in his -letter of January 22, 1835, (V,) that Mr. Brinley sug
gested the mode of making out the accounts, is expressly con-
trad;cted by that witness, in the testimony taken at Perth Am-
boy, (C XV.) The witness expressly swears that he told Reck-
less 'that it was incorrect;' and particularly he swears thai
he never informed Mr. Reckless that it was the usage of the
office to charge the incidental expenses, and cover them by the
receipts of the boatmen of the revenue boat; it never was
done, until the making up of the accounts for the fourth quarter
of 1833, which were made up in the month of January, 1834
that he does know that the boatmen always received the sum
specified in their accounts, until the fourth quarter of 1833 ;
and that during the time Mr. Parker was collector, the boat
men always received the sum specified in their receipts.'
The President, on this charge, decided that Mr. Brinley ac-
knowledges, on oath, that the manner of Reckless's account!
were made agreeably to the usage of the office before he came
"As to the third charge, no testimony was taken by Mr
Van Hook; and the affidavit of John Arnold, on behalf of the
collector, (C,) was ex parte, contrary to the instructions of the
Secretary, and the affidavit prepared by counsel, in New York
and afterwards sworn to at Perth Amboy.
Immediately after this decision upon the case, on the 24th
of Sept. 1835, a letter appears to have been written by the Sec-
retary of the Treasury to the Comptroller, (XXVIII,) directing
him to call upon J. W. Reckless to make settlement for ex-
penses referred to, which the Comptroller (Mr. Anderson) re-
fers to the Register of the Treasury. The answer of the Re
gister not furnishing the requisite information, the Comptroller
Joseph Anderson, appears, on the 2d of October, 1835, to have
written to J. W. RecEless, (EXIX) and etlle4- upon him fox
a statement of the incidental expenses included in the boat-
men's accounts, which are not, by law, allowable,' &c. &c.
"The letter of J. W. Reckless, dated Perth Amboy, Nov
1835, (XXX,) encloses an account of items, covered by boat
men's receipts; and the certificate of T. L. Smith,.Register o
the Treasury, (XXXI,)- shows that the sum of three hundred
and seventy-six dollars and forty-one cents, thus covered by
those receipts, has been placed to the debt of the collector
17th December, 1835, as 'amount improperly charged by th
collector as disbursements to boatmen; $152 96 of the sami
having been allowed in his account of emoluments."
Such is the evidence of Mr. Parker. Mr. Van Hool
testified as follows :
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, APRIL 15, 1835.
SIR: I have to acquaint you, in reply to your letter of the
13th instant, that the collector of Perth Amnboy, as well am
yourself, was requested to give notice when about to take testi-
mony in the case, and none will be received and considered un-
less taken in the presence of both parties.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Secretary of the Treasury.
WM. VAN Ho K, Esq. New York.
"Testimony of William Van Hook.
Question by Mr. Wise to Mr. Van Hook Will you please
state all you know respecting certain charges preferred against
Joseph W. Reckless, collector at Perth Amboy, and the action
of the Treasury Department thereon ?
Answer by Mr. Van Hook: Some time previous to the
month of January, 1835, I became acquainted with the fact that
Joseph W. Reckless, the collector of Perth Amboy, New Jer-
sey, had defrauded the Government. And on the 3d of the
same month, I addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury the
letter No. 1, herewith presented, and which I beg may be re-
ceived as part of this my answer, and which contains the
charges in detail. On the 26th or 27th of the same month of
January, I received from the Secretary the letter dated 23d Ja-
nuary, (No. 7,) covering the answer of Mr. Reckless (No. 5)
to the charges. My answer to the Secretary (No. 9) denies the
truth of the excuse offered by Mr. Reckless, and offering to
prove the truth of the charges. The Secretary, in No. 13, di-
rects me to take evidence of the truth of the charges, on notice
to Mr..Reckless; and I accordingly proceeded to take the de-
position, first having given him notice of the time and place of
taking it ;at which time Mr. Reckless, attended by his counsel,
G. D. Wall, Esq then district attorney of the United States
for the district of New Jersey, appeared and cross-examined
such witnesses as he pleased. This testimony is contained in
the paper marked No. 15, and is the deposition of F. W. Brin-
ley, Hon. James Parker, and Benj. Maurice, and the certifi-
cate of the mayor of Perth Amboy, and t) which I beg leave.
particularly to call the attention of the committee.
No. 32 is a letter from the Secretary to me, stating that no
evidence will be laid before the President which I have not
had the opportunity of being present at the-taking of; and No.
24 is the deposition of John Arnold, taken exparte on the 18th
of September, only five days before the date of the letter to me
communicating.the President's decision. This deposition is re-
ferred to in the abstract of the case laid before the President,
of the taking of which I had no knowledge, and which I could,
I verily believe, at that time have disproved, had I had any no-
tice of it.
I must now call the particular attention of the committee to
the abstract laid before the President, (No. 25.) This abstract
entirely emoits all mention of any evidence bearing on the first
charge, and the President decides it not proved.: whereas,
there was not only full and complete -evidence of the charge,
but full proof that the excuse of Mr. Reckless was false. And
again, in referring to that abstract, it will be seen that the same.
is made out from the ex part deposition of young Reckless,
marked D, and which I had never seen or been notified of the
taking of. And this is done in despite of the Secretary's pledge
to me in his letter, (32.) And thus all the evidence on the part
of the accused laid before the President was ex part, while I
was forced to take my testimony at my own expense, to give
notice, and then find it suppressed."
But, sir, the- worst of it all is, that the President or Sec-
retary, or both, were convinced of his guilt, notwithstand-
ing their decision for find them ordering the accused
to pay back the l nn whichh he had admitted he had
TREASURYY DEPARTMENT, SEPT. 24, 1835.
"SIR: In compliance with the direction of the President,
referred to in the enclosed copy of a letter addressed by this
Tus.n.m.rtnint. t M Vn. TJ C FN w.., Vn 1, : .in C
t "Respectfully referred to the Register of the Treasury, who
t will. be pleased to ascertain, from the settled-accounts in his
e office, the amount of the improper charges made by collector
Reckless, alluded to in the accompanying.documents, which the
Register will return with-his report to.m'e.
";OSEPH ANDERSON, Comptroller.
t -" September 29, 1835.
S" Comptroller's Office, October 2, 1835.
SIR: In a communication received from the Secretaryof the
STreasury, dated the 24th ultimo, I am informed that the Presi-
dent, in relation to the charges preferred against you by Mr.
Van Hook, had directed that I should cal upon you for a set-
t ement of all the incidental expenses included in the boatmen's
accounts, which are not by law allowable, together with the
amount of the fees retained and paid to the district attorney out
r of the proceeds of the schooner Pacific.
i "I have, accordingly, to request that you. will, as early as
r practicable, furnish a. statement, specifying each and every in-
e cidental expense included in the several boatmen's accounts;
stating on whose and what account, and in what manner so in-
Scluded ; to.which statement yot will-add the fees retained and
paid'to the district attorney.aforesaid.
D 6 "Respectfully, JOS.:ANDERSON.
J. W, RECKLESS, Esq., Collector, Perth Amboy, N. J.
"COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, Perth Amboy, November, 1835.
SIR: I have received your favor of the 2d ultimo, request-
Sing a statement of all the incidental expenses charged in the
boatmen's account, which you have herewith; and, on exami-
nation, you will. please charge me with such amounts as cannot
Sbe allowed by law. The amount paid district attorney, $41 44,
whose receipt, together with all the others,'are on file in the
Secretary's office at Washington.
f "Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
"J. W. RECKLESS, Collector.
a "To JOSEPH ANDERSON, Esq., Comptroller."
Following these are the statements of the irregular
charges against Government by Reckless. The Register
f states these as admitted:
1 REGISTER'S OFFICE, JULY 2, 1836.
d I do hereby certify that the preceding letter and statements
are true copies from the originals filed in this office with the ac-
Scounts, for the third quarter'of 1835, of Joseph W. Reckless,
l collector of Perth Amboy, and that the amount under the heads
of contingent and incid tal expenses, viz.
S Second quarter 18 $59 20
d Fourth quarter 1833 106 77
September 28, 1833, cash to district attorney
S for advice in claim against schooner Pacific 41 44
Second quarter 1834 90 17
S Third quarter 1834 78 83
e Amounting to the sum of $376 41
e has been placed to his debit in the Treasury settlement No.
Y 68,927,dated 17th December,1835,as 'amount improperly charg-
ed by the collector as disbursements to boatmen, $152 26 of the
same having been allowed in his accounts ofemolmnents.'
t T. L. SMITH, Register."
S Sir, these documents comment upon themselves! I
y could present you with another case from the testimony of
SMr. Parker-the case of Arnold--but I proceed to others.
t Sir, I will now turn from the customs to the land offices.
I I will give you a flagrant case of violation of duty on the
d part of the Executive in the instance of Wm. Linn, a re-
ceiver at Vandalia, Illinois. On the 23d day of June, 1834,
the Secretary of the Treasury, then Mr. Taney, wrote to
that officer the following letter:
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, JUNE 23, 1834.
SIR: I regret to be under the necessity of calling your at-
Stention to that provision of the regulations for the deposit of the
public money which requires that each deposit should embrace
e the whole amount in the possession of receivers. According to
your returns, there was in your hands on the 31st of March
last, the sum of $10,643 49; on the 30th of April, the sum of
r $12,453 32; on the 31st of May, the sum of $13,505 10; yet
it appears that its transfer to the bank of deposit was deferred
Until the 31st of May, and that the sum then deposited amount-
ed to no more than $8,000. Under these circumstances, it be-
comes my duty to direct that the whole amount of public moneys
in your hands at the time of the receipt of this letter be forth-
with deposited, and to apprize you that strict and punctual at-
3 tention to the regulation in relation to the deposit of the public
e money is indispensable.
"I am, &c. R. B. TANEY,
S" Secretary of the Treasury.
" WILLIAM LINN, Esq.
e Receiver of Public Money, Vandalia."
' By this letter a duty is ordered to be discharged, atten-
a tion to which is regarded as "indispensable." Well, sir,
- you may judge of the officer's obedience by the following
From Mr. Woodbury:
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, OCT. 20, 1834.
SIR: I would remark, in reply to your letter of the 30th
ultimo, that you are not authorized to retain the public money
, in your hands, to meet anticipated demands arising under the
e circular of August last, contrary to the regulations which the
r nornrrm.rrt hs prhMscribed for the periodical deposit thereof
S Observing, from your monthly return of the 311th ultimo,
that, notwithstanding the positive injunction contained in a let-
Ster from the Department, dated the 23d June last, (of which a
" copy is herewith enclosed,) the public moneys have been per-
f mitted to accumulate in your hands, in violation of the law and
i the instruction of the Department, since the 31st of May last,
1 and that it amounted on the 30th ultimo, to the sum of $10,976 39,
, I am constrained, by your continued neglect, to call your
e immediate attention to the subject, and again to requires
! that the whole of the public moneys in your possession be de-
posited forthwith. Unless you exhibit to the Department satis-
c factory evidence of your having done so prior to the 1st day of
December next, accompanied by a statement showing your re-
ceipts and disbursements, and the balance with which you are
chargeable at the time of such deposit,, it will be my painful
duty to submit the case for the action of the Executive, and to
recommend the appointment of another person as your suc-
cessor. I am, &c.
Secretary of the Treasury.
Mr. WILLIAM LINN,
Receiver of Public Money, Vandalia, Illinois."
Now, sir, herein is contained, by the Department itself,
a specification against this officer, of violation of the law
and of instruction," after warning, and one would suppose
that, in case he refused to do his duty, he would have been
removed. Let us see:
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, DEC. 4, 1834.
"SIR : Allow me to inquire why it is that your letter of the 16th
ultimo is entirely silent as to your neglect to comply with the
positive directions contained in a letter from the Department,
dated the 23d June last, and that you still neglect to pay over
the public money in your hands, or to furnish the statement as
required by my letter of the 23d ultimo, and a statement of your
advances to Colonel Ogden.
"I am, &c. LEVI WOODBURY,
Secretary of the Treasury.
"WILLIAM LINN, Esq.
"Receiver of Public Money, Vandalia, Illinois."
This proves contumacy, as well as defalcation and neglect.
Let us see what again is done with this faithless servant.
Would you not suppose that the next time he would be re-
moved ? Sir, do notice what follows:
"TREASURY DEPARTMENT, FEB. 12, 1835.
SIR : Although it has pleased the President, under the ex-
planations given, notwithstanding your past neglect in some cases
to deposit the public moneys as required by law and the in-
structions of the Department, to renominate you for the office of
receiver of publ c money at Vandalia, and your nomination
has been confirmed, yet it is not to be inferred, from this evi-
dence of his regard, that any future omission in this respect
can be overlooked. Once for all, then, I would inform you that a
strict observance of the regulations of the Department, for the
periodical deposit of the public money, and the transmission of
your accounts and returns, are paramount duties, the neglect of
which will be reported for the action of the Executive.
"I am, 4c. LEVI WOODBURY,
Secretary of the Treasury.
WM. LtNN, Esq.
"Receiver of Public Money, Vandalia, Illinois."
A renomination to office! And the very renomination
recites his past neglect"-his violation of law and instruc-
tions! This was an evidence of the President's regard, too!
But he was not to infer from this evidence that he was li-
censed to sin And he is warned that if he does sin again
he will be reported to the Executive! Now, sir, he had
reason to be afraid of that, had he not? Does this not
prove a corrupt retention of a faithless officer, from personal
regard-favoritism ?< But, sir, would you not suppose that,
after this criminal indulgence-this super-kindness-this
winking at past neglect, as well as threat of future punish-
ment, the fellow would, from gratitude as well as fear, have
done his duty afterwards? One might think so. Let us
: TREASURY DEPARTMENT, JULY 25, 1836.
"SIR: I am in the receipt of your letter of the 30th ultimo,
covering your account current for the month of June, with twoi
certificates ofdeposite; one ofwhich bears date on the 30th of
said month. I wish, therefore, to he informed why the entire
amount of money on hand at the time the last deposit was
made was not included in it; the balance appearing by your ac-
count, not deposited, amounts to $15,129 04, which I have to t
.request may be forthwith placed in bank to the credit of the
you that if, by return of mail, evidence is not received of your
having complied with the requirements of my letters of 16th
August and 3d November, it will be my unpleasant duty to re-
port your neglect to the President,.and to -recommend your re-
moval from office. .I am, &c.
Secretary of the Treasury.
WILLIAM LINN, Esq.
Receiver, Vandalia, Illinois."
This.case needs no comment. Sir, it is but justice to
this officer, Linn. to say that William J. Brown, the ex-
aminer of the Vandalia office, on the 12th day of Jund,
1835, made to the Secretarr, Wtodbary, a very favorable
report of him, from which I extract -the following':
Ofhis fidelity to the Government Ihave no doubt; though
engaged in speculating to a considerable extent, 1 have no
evidence that he uses the public funds, nor could I learn that
such an opinion prevailed in'his neighborhood."
But, sir, be it kept in mind that he failed always to per-
form that paramount" and indispensable" duty to de-
posite the public money. Perhaps he did' not speculate.
Were ever defalcation and neglect so palpably approved by
superintendents'? If the money had been Levi's owN,
would he have thus trusted and forgiven, forgiven and
trusted, a defaulter? No, sir. A Secretary who charged
Government 15 cents a mile and a per diem for attendance
to testify before an investigating committee of this House,
as he did, and overcharged his account at that, would have
discharged a trustee so faithless, at once. He is a Levi,
sir, but not a son of Alpheus, whowould leave the receipt
of customs even to obey the command of the Saviour,
"Follow me!1" He would not leave his own money for his
God Linn is reported a defaulter.
[SPEECH TO BE CONTINUED IN THURSDAY'S NUMBER.]
THIRD SESSION. ,
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1839.
The proceedings of to-day, except the following, are ne-
cessarily deferred to our next :
Mr. BROWN presented the resolutions of the Legisla-
ture of North Carolina, expressive of its opinion in rela-
tion to the sub-Treasury, the public lands, &c. &c.
In presenting these resolutions Mr. BROWN and Mr
STRANGE addressed the Senate, and were replied to by
Mr. CLAY, of Ky.; the report of which will be giver
to-morrow. The resolutions were ordered to be printed.
The Senate having again taken up the bill to reduce
and graduate the price of the public lands, and the ques-
tion being on the motion of Mr. RivES for its indefinite
Mr. WEBSTER briefly recapitulated the opinions and
sentiments which he had expressed on this subject in the
session of 1827-'28 in favor of taking, at first, a single
and not very considerable step in reducing and graduating
the price of the public lands; and he declared that he had
seen no reason to change his opinions of that time, and il
this bill had proposed no more, he should have voted in its
The vote was then taken on the indefinite postponement
of the bill, and it was decided in the negative by yeas and
nays as follows.
YEAS-Messrs. Bayard, Calhoun, Clay, of Ky. Crittenden,
Davis, Knight, McKean, Merrick, Morris, Prentiss, Preston,
Rives, Roane, Robbins, Ruggles, Southard, Soence, Strange,
Swift, Tallmadge, Wall, Webster, Williams, of Me.-23.
NAYS-Messrs. Allen, Benton, Buchanan, Clay, of Ala.,
Cuthbert, Foster, Fulton, Hubbard, King, Linn, Lumpkin, Ly-
on, Mouton, Nicholas, Niles, Norvell, Pierce, Robinson, Sevier,
Smith, of Conn. Smith, of Inda. Tipton, Walker, White, Wil-
liams, of Mississippi, Wright, Young -27.
So the motion for indefinite postponement was lost.
Mr. MORRIS now moved a substitute for the whole
bill, ceding all the public lands, after having been twenty
years in the market, to the respective States in which they
lie, and authorizing the President of the United States to
convey them to the States when such contingencies should
After a few remarks by Messrs. CLAY, of Ala., and
Mr. SOUTHARD moved that the substitute be print-
ed ; which motion requiring unanimous consent, and be-
ing objected to by Mr. WALKER,
On motion of Mr. SOUTHARD,
The Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. ORAI- moved to reconsider the vote taken on Sat-
urday last on the bill for the relief ot the heirs of Roger
Smith, which motion was ordered to be entered on the
Mr. HARLAN asked the House at this time to proceed
to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by
Mr. CAMBRELENG, providing for the appointment of a select
committee on the subject of the Swartwout defalcations.
Mr. H. after alluding to the time this resolution had been
under consideration, said, "if it is to be adopted, let it be
adopted ; if it is to be abandoned, let it be abandoned."
Mr. CAMBRELENG disavowed the intimation which
the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. HARLAN) had given,
that he (Mr. C.) wished to abandon this inquiry. Mr. C.
begged leave to remind the gentleman from Kentucky, that
whilst he (Mr. C.) had occupied only about ten minutes of
the time of the House, the gentleman's friends had occupi-
ed many days in debate.
Mr. SHERROD WILLIAMS said that, as this was
resolution day, and as he had several resolutions to offer,
he must object to the motion of his colleague, (Mr. HAR-
On the State of Mississippi being called-
Mr. PRENTISS rose, and asked the House at this time
to take up certain resolutions offered by him on the 31st of
December last, in relation to the election of himself and col-
league, in order to fix upon a day certain for their consider-
ation. Mr. P. named to-morrow (Tuesday) week.
Objections having been made,
Mr. PRENTISS moved a suspension of the rule, to en-
able him to make this order, anl asked the yeas and nays
on that motion, which were not ordered.
And the question having been taken, the House refused
to suspend the rules for the purpose indicated.
Mr. SHERROD WILLIAMS offered the following
Resolved, That it was the intention of the framers of the Con-
stitution, and the expectation of the People, that the Congress
of the United States should make and enact laws for the gene-
ral good and welfare of the nation, and to promote the prosperi-
ty and happiness of the People : and whereas, instead of mak-
ing and enacting laws for the general good and welfare of the
nation, and to promote the prosperity and happiness of the Peo-
ple, the Congress'of the United States seems to be resembled
for the purpose of obtaining power for those who are out, and of
retaining it for those whoare in office, thereby contravening the
great object and intention of the framers of the Constitution and
the just expectation of the People : Therefore,
Be it Resolved, That we proceed to the despatch of the pub-
lic and private business of the nation and the People, by enact-
ing such laws as will tedound to the best interests of the nation,
and by the passage of such bills for private claimants as justice
and right demand.
Resolved, further, If it is intended not to act upon the pub-
lic and private business for which we were assembled, but on-
ly to remain here for the purpose of making speeches, that
Congress ought to be forthwith adjourned, and that the People
should hereafter elect members to Congress who will work
more and talk less.
Mr. McCLURE moved that the resolutions be laid on
Mr. ADAMS demanded the question of consideration.
This, Mr. A. said, he would not have done, if there was
not a precedent of a decision last week upon a petition of-
fered by himself, refusing the reception of that petition on the
ground that it was disrespectful to the House. If that pe-
tition was disrespectful to the House, these resolutions, he
maintained, were much more so. Therefore it was that he
asked the question of consideration.
Mr. S. WILLIAMS (aridst some confusion) was un-
derstood to deny that the resolutions were disrespectful to
the House, and to say that he held himself responsible to
any gentleman who considered himself aggrieved by them.
Mr. DUNCAN and Mr. McCLURE rose at t4e same
time to make some remarks, the latter gentleman express-
ing himself desirous to explain the reasons for the motion
he had made.
The SPEAKER said the question of consideration was
not debateable, and read the rule applicable to it.
Mr. S. WILLIAMS demanded the yeas and nays on
the question of consideration, which were ordered.
The nouantinn f oo rn.,,-*o 1id,.ti ,h-ir tnk tr *Tr.-d.
about. to take in addressing to you this communication, and sin-
cerely hope that the subject of it may be deemed of sufficient
importance to meet your early consideration. A difficulty of
an, extremely aggravating and painful nature has been some
time pending" between Commodore J. ). ELLIOTT, late coin-
mander-in-chief of the Mediterranean squadron, and myself.;
and although I have repeatedly demanded action on the charges
I have lodged against him, I regret to say as yet no notice has
been. taken of those demands. The point at issue, it appears
to me, (and must appear so to every reflecting mind,) involves
matter of the highest importance to the naval service of the
United States. The decision of this question, will deter-
mine whether officers, in future, are tamely and quietly to sub-
mit to outrage and insult from a superior, and, agreeably to the
regulations of the Navy, receive redress from the Department,
or whether they are to take if into their.own hands. 1 have
demanded the trial of Commodore ELLIOTT for a most violent,
unprovoked, and insulting outrage upon my feelings, commit-
ted publicly on a race-course, near Port Mahon, (Island of Mi-
nocra,) in the presence and hearing of. several thousand spec-
tators. I have appealed to the Department for justice, and the
only justice I have received.is a trial upon, that appeal on two
different sets of charges preferred by the commander-in-chief;
upon both of which I have been fully and honorably acquitted.
My wish is,-that Commodore ELLIOTT may be brought before a
Court of Inquiry for his general conduct while commander-in-
chief of the Mediterranean squadron-and that the proceedings
of the two Courts by which I have been tried, and upon which
my charges against him are grounded, may be called for by
Congress. This, it appears to me, is at present the only effec-
tual mode of bringing the matter to a final and just issue ; and I
sincerely hope that (if your other duties will admit of it,) you
will lend me your aid on this occasion.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. G. HUNTER.
Hon. HENRY A. WISE, Washington.
In connexion therewith, Mr. W. offered the following
Resolved,' That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to fur-
nish this House with certain charges heretofore preferred by C.
G. HUNTER, of the U. S. Navy, against Capt. J. D. ELLIOTT, of
most violent, insulting outrages upon the feelings and rights
of said Hunter, on a race-course near Port Mahon, Island of
Minorca," and of general misconduct while commander-in-
chief of the Mediterranean squadrons, and to furnish the rea-
sons, ifany, why the Department has not heretofore ordered a
court of inquiry to sit upon said charges against said Elliott; and.
to furnish, also, copies of the proceedings of the two courts of in-
quiry which were ordered to try certain charges preferred by
said Elliott against said Hunter, upon which said Hunter was
acquitted, and upon which the charges of said Hunter against
said Elliott were founded.
The SPEAKER said that the resolution would regu-
larly lie over one day;
Mr. WISE asked its consideration now.
Mr. CRARY suggested an amendment proposing an
inquiry into the circumstances attending the presentation
of a certain service of plate to Com. Elliott.
The SPEAKER said the House had not yet determin-
ed to consider the resolution.
And objection being made,
Mr. WISE moved a suspension of the rule ; which mo-
tion was agreed to.
And the resolution was considered and adopted.
A great many other resolutions were disposed of in the
course of the day's sitting, (which lasted till 4 o'clock,) of
which the particulars are necessarily deferred.
THIS EVENING, JANUARY 15,
Will be produced the celebrated Tragedy of
BRUTUS; or The Fall of Tarquin.
Lucius Junius Brutus Mr. C. B. PARSONS.
Titus, (his son) Mr. PROCTOR.
After the Tragedy the Song of
KATE KEARNEY, by Master GILLINGHAM,
Accompanied by himself on the Guitar.
To conclude with the new American Drama of
NICK OF THE WOODS;
Or, Kentucky in 1783.
Roaring Ralph Stackpole Mr. PARSONS,
A Ring-tailed Squealer and Rip-Staver from Salt River.
VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE PRIVATE
RESIDENCE.-The two story brick building west
of ard next adjoining the residence of Col. W. W. Seaton, and
now occupied by Doctor Thos. P. Jones, is for sale. The lot
fronts 56 feet on E street, and runs back 105 feet on Eighth
The dwelling-house is 28 feet front, by 39 feet deep. There
is a good brick carriage-house, stable, and smoke-house on the
same, and the lot is handsomely improved.
For terms, &e inquire of E. DYER,
jan 15-3t Auctioneer.
REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE,
or exchange for Western lands in Indiana or Illinois.
TheP -ubsZrKier offer their property t private sale in George-
town, D. C. consisting of one two-story Frame-house, on the
corner of High and West streets, about forty feet, moreLor less.
Also, a two-story Brick-house on West street, with a stable at-
tached to it.
All the above mentioned property, as above stated, is offered
forsale or exchange as above. For particulars inquire of
L. SMITH, Agent
For Magdalen Coppersmith, Lewis Coppersmith, Mary Ann
Coppersmith. jani 15-eo2m
W E have just received-1,080 yards Mousselines de
Laines, fresh goods, and entirely new patterns, at $6 to
88 a pattern. BRADLEY & CATLETT.
jan 15-3t [Globe]
T RAINING STABLE.-The subscribers will open a
Training Stable at the Washington Race-course, (by the
by, the best Spring training track in America,) where they will
be ready to receive horses from the 1st to the 20th of February,
at the usual training terms. Early application must be made
to tihe subscribers, at the race-track.
JAMES H. SPURE,
jan 15-eolm GEORGE LOWDENSLAGEAR.
WIDE BOMBASINS, BLUE-BLACK AND
10 pieces Frepch Bombasins
10 do Jet lack do
jan 15-3t [Globe] BRADLEY & CATLETT.
F O LET.-The dwelling house on the south-west coiner
of F and 18th streets. Inquire on the premises.
A GENTLEMAN, (having a small family,) a graduate
of Cambridge University, England, wishing to remove
to the South, would be glad to meet with a situation as Private
Teacher in a family in which his services might be required to
teach the Latin, Greek, French and English languages, and
the Mathematics. The best references can be given.
A letter addressed to Col. P. N. BONESTAEL, Red Hook,
Dutchess county, New York, will meet with immediate atten-
tion. jan 15-w6w
N NOTICE TO CREDITORS.-The creditors oj
WILLIAM S. DRUMMOND, who are interested in a
deed of trust executed by him to John Calvert, Esq. on the
28th of December, 1832, are requested to meet at the City
Hall on Thursday next, the 17th instant, at 12 o'clock M., with
their claims properly stated, as the Trustee is desirous of dis-
tributing the funds now in his hands. jan 15-3t
RNAMENTAL HAIR.-Mr. QUIRIK, of New York,
0t who is now at.Mrs. Taylor's boarding house, between
7th and 8th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue, has with him the
largest assortment of Wigs, Toupets, and Curls, and every va-
riety of hair work to decorate the head, ever offered in the Me-
tropolis, Those requiring his services can scarcely fail being
suited, as his assortment is such as will meet the wishes of all
those requiring his aid. jan 15-3tif
MITH'S POINT FISHERY FOR SALE.-The
heirs of William Hudnall will sell, on accommodating
terms, the above well-known and valuable Fishing shore, to-
gether with the Boats, Seines, and other stock attached to the
same.. The houses attached to this shore are large and com-
fortable, and there have been taken, at one haul, more than
Apply to William B. Hudnall, Burgess's store, Northumber-
land county, Virginia.
W ANTED, a situation as Teacher, by a gentleman who
is thoroughly acquainted with the Greek, Latin, and
English languages, the greater part of the Mathematics, and
all the branches of a sound English education. The advertiser
is a graduate of the University of Dublin, in Ireland ; he can
produce most satisfactory recommendations for capability and
morality, and has had several years' experience in teaching.
Any commands addressed to D. B., city of Baltimore, Mary-
land, will be immediately attended to. jan 15-3t
VALUABLE PROPERTY FOR SALE AT
PUBLIC AUCTION.-By virtue of a decree of the
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the county of
Washington, as a court of equity sitting, the subscriber will sell
at public auction, on Wednesday, the 30th of January inst. at 1
o'clock P. M. to satisfy a debt due by Jonathan Elliot to the
United States, the following property: Lot No. 19, in reserva-
tion No. 10, with the premises, situated on Pennsylvania ave-
n.- .w..>... 1 Id and A1 tro -i- an d n w j or nie li th Rai d
Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 18-9.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1839.
Pursuant to law, the Court met this day, at
-12 o'clock. Present as follows :
The Hon. ROGER B. TANEY. Chief Justice. .
JAMES M. WAYNE,
PHILIP P. BARBOUR,
) Associate Justices.
On motion of Mr. GRUNDY, A. H. Dent, Esq. of -Ma-
ryland, was admitted an attorney and counsellor of this
The CHIEF JUSTICl announced to the Bar that the Court
would to-morrow commence the call of the docket, under
the 36th rule.
Adjourned till to-morrow, 11 o'clock.
03 Our readers will perceive, from the crowd-
ed state of our columns, that we must have
omitted some things which we should otherwise
have offered to them to-day. They will find a
compensation, however, in what we do publish ;
and we shall very soon bring up our .arrears.
The. Legislature of this State brought its business- to a
close and adjourned on Tuesday last, after a session of fifty-
one days, in which they passed seventy-one acts of a gen-
ral nature, thirty-six for effecting local objects, and forty-
six resolutions. Few acts of importance were passed. Of
the several projects introduced for facilitating the commu-
nication between distant parts of the State with the sea-
board and good markets for their produce, but three were
carried-one guarantying to the Raleigh and Gaston Rail-
road Company the credit of the State for a loan of $500,000;
another pledging the funds of the State for three-fifths of
the expense of making the Fayetteville and Western
railroad, in case the remaining two-fifths be taken by
individuals. The latter act also provides for a survey of
the seaboard at Nag's-head, in order to ascertain the prac-
ticability of opening an inlet at that point. The third act
provides for constructing a short railroad from some point
on the Raleigh and Gaston railroad, between Littleton and
the Roanoke, to the termination to the Portsmouth road at
Acts were also passed for establishing two new counties
in the western portion of the State: one taken from the
large county of Buncombe, called Henderson; the other
from the new county of Macon, called Cherokee, which
make the whole number of counties-sixty-eight.
It were to have been wished that this respectable State
had followed the example of most of her enlightened sis-
ters in introducing the common school system; but, we are
pleased to find, that though this great good has not yet
been secured to the rising generation, initiatory steps have
been taken for effecting the object, by passing an act to
divide the several counties into school districts, and pro-
yiding that the people shall make kgown their opinion on
the subject at the next Congressional election, by writing
on their ballots whether or not they desire to have free
schools for their children.
APPOINTMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT,
By and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
SAMUEL LEACH, Receiver of Public Moneys at Quincy,
Illinois, from the 8th of January, 1839, vice Thomas Car-
WILLIAM G. FLOOD, Register of the Land Office at
Quincy, Illinois, from the 8th of January, 1839, vice Sam-
uel Leach, appointed Receiver.
WILLIAM G. HAMMOND, Surveyor for the District, and
Inspector of the Revenue, for the port of Newport, in the
State of Rhode Island.
WILLIAM LITTLEFIELD, Collector of the Customs for the
District of Newport, in the State of Rhode Island.
The ship Maria, of 500 tons, i fitting out at London for
a voyage to China, to be propelled by two steam engines
of ten horse power each, in addition to sails. The pad-
dles are constructed so as to unship at pleasure.
At his residence in this city, on the 9th instant, WIL-
LIAM G. LOVE, clerk in the General Land Office, in
the 31st year of his age, leaving a wife and four children
and a large circle of relations.and friends to deplore his
On Sunday night last, Miss ISABELLA McDON-
ALD, eldest daughter of the late ALEXANDER McDONALD.
g- The friends of the family are invited to attend her
funeral this afternoon, (Tuesday,) at 31 o'clock, at the
residence of Mrs. Milligan, corner of New York avenue
and 15th street west.
B OUCLUETS.- WILLIAM BUIST, (proprietor
of the 12th street Green Houses, three and a half
squares north of Pennsylvania avenue, with a good pavement
to the gate,) having now a fine bloom of Camellias, begs to in-
form the citizens of Washington and strangers in general, that
he is prepared to furnish the lovers of Flora with the most
splendid Bouquets, put up in his usual style, and on the most
reasonable terms. All orders, by mail or otherwise, thankfully
received and forwarded with despatch.
W. B. has also in bloom Poinsettii pulcherrima, Strelitzii regi-
nam, Acacia dealbata, A. lophanta, &c., &c.
P. S. No admittance on the Sabbath. [Globe] jan 15-eo3w
F ARM FOR SALE.-The subscriber has for sale a
valuable farm, ten miles from this city, in Prince George's
county. It contains about 176 acres of land, about 80 acres in
wood, and 25 in meadow. It also contains a fine young orchard
of choice fruit, a comfortable dwelling, and out-houses. The
soil would be well adapted to the growth of .the Morus Multi-
caulis. To a company of persons wishing to engage in the cul-
ture of silk it affords a fine opportunity. The subscriber would
take a portion of stock if such a company can be formed imme-
diately, and will purchase the farm. It is now unoccupied,'and
consequently possession can be had at once. The situation is
as pleasant and healthy as any in this part of the country. In-
quire of ULYSSES WARD, at the lumber yard on 12th street,
near the canal, where building materials may be had at fair
prices. [Nat Amer] jan 15-3t,
HE STATE OF MARYLAND.--At an Or-
plians' Court for St. Mary's county, held at the court-
house in Leonardtown, on Tuesday, the 8th day of January,
Present: CORNELIUS COMBS, BENNET GOUGH, and MonD.
C. JONES, Esquires, Justices.
When, among other proceedings, were the following, viz.
On application of Zachariah H. Tippett, administrator of Jane.
Harrison, late of St. Mary's county, deceasedi setting forth and
alleging that he is ready to distribute the residue of the estate
of said deceased which remains in his hands, and that no leg al
heirs to said deceased's estate have claimed the same from
him : it is therefore ordered by the said Orphans' Court that
the said administrator give notice by causing this older to be
inserted in the National Intelligencer, published in the city of
Washington, and Baltimore Patriot, published in the city of
Baltimore, once-a week for four successive weeks, that the said
court will, on the 2d Tuesday in July next, order the said ad-
ministrator to pay the whole residue of said deceased's estate
to the trustees of Charlotte College, unless good cause be
shown to the contrary on or before the said 2d Tuesday in July
next. Test: G. COMBS,
Register of Wills.
In testimony that the aforegoing is truly copied from the re-
cord ofproceedings of the Orphans' Court of St. Mary's coun-
ty, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of my office this 10th
I r ____, .- I-- ls lm.,30
V RDITORI' CIi
The immense importati0ont' efd n our packet-shipe
promises a rich harvest to Uncle Sa a'S Treasury, if there
be no running off with it. The ei~hbll of the Garrick
from Liverpool was near 815,000, 'and the value of the
goods imported in her is estimated atka million. The -like
importations, it is probable, will continue to come-for some
time. Of dry goods, the country is nearly bare, and full ima-
portations are called for. Freight' have gone up here
nearly twenty-five per cent. On many articles.
TABLE OF DOMESTIC EXCHANGES.
- St. Louis, -
- par to i
- i .
- 2I to
No specie is.now exported. .There is.no call for it
from any quarter. As ballast on board ship, it rests in the
banks, now under good, though not full sail;
Gen. SCOTT has been addressing a public meeting in
Ogdensburg, (N. Y.) exhorting the'people to abstain from
interfering with Canada. Gen. Sco r was publicly thank-
ed by the people.
The Post this evening lashes the bank democrats"
that vote to'repeal the Small Bill law of this State. The
New Era is- out against the repeal. The bank demo-
crats," however, will repeal the law, The Albany mail
to-day informs us the House have passed the. repeal bill.
NEW YORE., JANUARY 13.
The Northern mail is not in. It is to come
by the .river, now open a little above West
To-day there are no arrivals of importance;
We have Havana dates to January 2; but Cuba
is a quiet island, seldom creating any news.
The Eastern mail brings us nothing remark-
able. The Treasurer of the State of MAINE
estimates the bounty on wheat to be paid by. that
State for the past year to be from $125,000 to
The Senate of this State, I hear from Albany,
are somewhat disposed to give .in a little from
the high tone they assumed on the outset. It
is now stated that they will confirm some of
Governor SEWARD'S nominations.
GEORGETOWN, D. C.
Room six doors west of Brown's Hotel, second story.
RAILROAD TO PHILADELPHIA.
TWICE A DAY.
OFFICE OF THE PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON, AND BALTI-
MORE RAILROAD COMPANY, JANUARY 1, 183..
7 HE first train of cars, carrying the United States mail,
leaves the Depot, Pratt street, Baltimore, daily, at half
past nine o'clock A. M. Passengers dine at Wilmington, and,
continuing on in the same cars, pass over the splendid viaduct
(just completed) over the Schuylkill, and arrive at th'e depot in
Market street, Philadelphia, at 4 o'clock.
The second train of cars leaves- the depot, Pratt street, Bal-
timore, daily, (except Sundays,) at half past twelve o'clock.
Passengers by this train will dine on board the steamboat Sus-
quchanna at Havre de Grace, and arrive at the depot in Mar-
ket street, Philadelphia, about 7 o'clock.
The regulation adopted by this Company, for the re of bag-
gage, meets with universal approbation, as it relieves the pas-
senger of all trouble in relation to-it.
The cars for the -accommodation. of ladies and'children are
provided with RETIRING RooMS, and attended by Female Ser-
vants. -A..CRAWFORD, Agent.
jan 4-eo6tif [Globe-2aw6t]
RECOMMENDED BY THE FACULTY.-
Howard's Compound Sirup of Carrageen, a safe, simple,
pleasant, and effectual remedy for chronic coughs, asthmas,
This sirup has deservedly acquired great reputation, and
the confidence of physicians, 'as a remedy in the cure of pul-
monary diseases. It is not offered as a- specific, hut will be
found generally effectual in the cure of chronic coughs, asth-
mas, &c. and will frequently relieve obstinate pulmonary dis-
-r When circumstances admit, it should be used under the
direction of a physician.
Prepared and sold, wholesale and retail, at my Pharmacy,
near Seven Buildings. *
Also for sale by most of the Druggists in Washington,
Georgetown, Alexandria, Baltimore, and throughout the United
States. FLODOARDO HOWARD.
dec 7-2taw4wif 6 (Na. Amer.)
COMFORTABLE AND CHEAP BOARDING
can be obtained on E street, opposite the Rev. O B.
Brown's, and in the square adjoining the burnt Post Office.
Transient persons can be accommodated by the day, week, or
month, as well as residents, with their families,-by the year.
' dec 22-eo5tif
COMPOUND SIRUP OF GUM ARABICA for
Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Pains
and Soreness in the Breast, Consumption, Hoarseness, Difficult
Breathing, and Diseases of the Breast and Lungs generally.
This Sirup is composed of Gum Arabic, combined with such
other remedies as have been found by long experience best
calculated to afford relief in the abovenamed diseases. It is
not trumpeted to the world as a new discovery or a specific, but
as a remedy prepared according to the prescription of an emi-
nent physician, which has afforded relief when other remedies
have been tried without the least benefit.
It is particularly recommended to physicians as a scientific
preparation, ready at hand, well calculated to fulfil the purposes
for which it is intended.
Prepared bnly by G. K. TYLER, corner of East Baltimore and
High streets, Baltimore.
For sale in Washington -by R. S. PATTERSON, F. HOW-
ARD, and Dr. S. MITCHELL; and in.Georgetown by 0. M.
LI NTHICUM. jan 8-2awlmif
OTICE.-A general meeting'of the stockhol-
.L ders of the Navy Yard Bridge Company will be held oh
Tuesday, the 29th instant, at 4 o'clock P. M., at the Bank of
Washington, for the election of directors, ard the transaction
of other business.
jan 8--w3w JAMES OWNER, President.
N OTICE .is hereby given that the cooks for subscrip-
S tion to the stock of the Union Company will not be closed
on the 10th January, bitt remain open until closed by the Com-
missioners. dec 31-.3tawtd
Charles county, Orphans' Court:
HEREAS Alexander Simpson has petitioned for the
benefit of the insolvent laws of Maryland duringthe re-
cess of the County Court, and whereas it appears from the pa-
pers exhibited that he-has complied with the requisitions of the
insolvent laws of this State, it is therefore ordered that the
creditors of the said Alexander Simpson be and appear before
the-judges of Charles County Court on the third Monday of
March next, to appoint a trustee for their benefit,.and .show
cause, if any they have, why the said Alexander Simpson shall
not have the benefit of said acts of Assembly : Provided, a copy
of this order be inserted in some newspaper published in the
Districtof Columbia once a week for two months before said
third Monday in March next,
JOHN J. JENKINS,.
Justices of the Orphans' Court.
True copy. Test: JOHN BARNES,
jan 9-law2m Clerk of Charles County Court.
VALUABLE TAN YARD, &c. FOR RENT,
at Harper's Ferry, Va.-This Tan-Yard, with all its ap-
pendages,is offered for rent. It is supposed to.be one of the
'bhst locations in Virgrinia for .arrvirn on the Tanning business
BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
JOHN J. DONALDSON, PRssIDENT,
NSURES LIVES for one or moreyears, orfor 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 2.76
40 1.69 1.83 3.20
45 1.91 1.96 3.73
50 1.96 2.09 4.60
66 2.32 3.21 5.78
60 4.35 4.91 7.00
Rates fr One Hundred Dollars.
60 years of age, 10.55 per cent.
65 do. 12.27 do. per ammnm.
70 do. 14.19 do.
For One Hundred Dollars deposited at birth of child, the Com-
pany will pay, if he attain 21 years ofage, 469
At six months, 408
One year, 375
The Company also executes trusts; receives money on depo-
site, paying interest sem'-.nnually, or compounding it) and
makes all kinds of contracts in which life or the interest of mo-
ney is involved. WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
John O. Lay, Richmond, Va.
D. Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. Tidball, Winchester, Va.
George Richards, Leesburg, Va.
Neilson Poe, Frederick, Md.
American Lite Insurance and Trust Company.
OFFICEs-No. 136 Baltimore street, Baltimore; and Wa'l
street, New York.
AGENOY-Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Fuller's Hotel, ant
two doers from the Buildings occupied by the Treasury D9part-
ment, Washington city.
CAPITAL PAID IN 82,000,000.
-PATRICK MACAULAY, President, Baltimore.
JOHN DUER, Vice President, New York.
jbe ONEY received daily on deposit, on which interest will
.VJL be allowed, payable semi-annually. The Company alsc
insures lives, grants annuities, sells endowments, and executed
Of the rates of insurance qf$100 on a single life.
Age. 1 year. years. For life. Age. 1 year. 7 years. For life.
14 72 86 1 53 38 1 48 1 70 3 05
15 77 88 1 56 39 1 57 1 76 3 11
16 84 90 1 62 40 1 69 1 83 3 20
17 86 91 1 65 41 1 78 1 88 3 31
18 89 92 1 69 42 1 85 1 89 3 40
19 90 94 l 73 43 1 89 1 92 3 51
20 91 95 1 77 44 1 90 1 94 3 63
21 92 97 1 82 45 1 91 1 96 3 73
22 94 99 1 8S 46 1 92 1 98 3 87
23 97 1 03 1 93 47 1 93 1 99 4 01
24 99 1 07 1 98 48 1 94 2 02 4 17
25 1 00 1 12 2 04 49 1 95 2 04 4 49
26 1 07 1 17 2 11 50 1 96 2 09 4 60
27 1 12 1 23 2 17 51 J 97 2 20 4 75
28 1 20 1 28 2 24 52 2 02 2 37 4 90
29 1 28 1 35 2 31 53. 2 10 2 59 5 24
30 1 31 1 36 2 36 54 2 18 2 89 5 49
31 1 32 1 42 2 43 55 2 32 3 21 5 78
32 1 33 1 46 2 50 56 2 47 3 56 6 05
33 1 34 1 48 2 57 57 2 70 4 20 6 27
34 1 35 1 50 2 64 58 3 14 4 31 6 50
35 1 36 1 53 2 75 59 3 67 4 63 6 75
36 1 39 1 57 2 81 60 4 35 4 91 7 00
'37 1 43 1 63 2 90
Applications, post paid, may be addressed to PATRICK
MACAULAY, Esq., President, Baltimore; or JOHN DUER,
Erq., Vice President, New York; to which immediate attention
will be paid.
Applications may also be made personally, or by letter, post
paid, to FRANCIS A. DICKINS, Agent for the Company in the
City of WASHINGTON. His office is on Pennvslvania Avenue,
opposite Fuller's Hotel, and two doors from the buildings occu-
-pied by the Treasury Department. feb 16-dly
m|ORUS MULTICAULIS.-A gentleman residing on
a small farm in the District, well adapted to the growth
of the Mulberry) is desirous of forming a partnership with a ca-
pitalist who has cash at command. For reference, address a
note to.R. T. at this office. jan 11-3t
AGENCY at WASHINGTON.-JAMES H. CAUS-
TE(N, (late of Baltimore,) having made this city his perma-
nent residence, will undertake, with his accustomed zeal and
diligence, tihe settlement of claims generally; and more parti-
cularly claims before Congress, against the United States, or
the several Departments thereof, and before any Board of Com-
missioners that-mav be raised for the adjustment of spoliation
or other ela-ths. -He has now in charge the entire class arising
oat of French spoliations prior to the year 1800; with reference
to which, in addition to a mass of documents and proofs in his
possession, he has access to those in the archives of the Govern-
Claimants and pensioners on the Navy fund, &c. bounty lands,
return duties, &c. &c. and those requiring life insurance, can
have their business promptly attended to by letter, (post paid)
and thus relieve themselves from an expensive and incoave-
riient personal attendance.
Having obtained a commission of Notary Public, he is prepar-
ed to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents
or other papers. He has be n-so leng engaged in the duties of
an agent, that it can only be necessary now to say that economy
and prompt attention shall be extended to all business confided
to his care; and that, to enable him to render his services and
- facilities more efficacious, he has become familiar With all the
/ forms of office.
Office on F street, near the new Treasury Building.
UBLIC SALE.-By virtue "of an order of Charles
County Court, the undersigned Commissioners will sell
at public auction, on the 14th of February next, at 1 o'clock
meridian, on the premises, the real estate, lying in Charles
county, belonging to the heirs of the late Dr. Morgan Harris,
called and generally known by the name of Waverley, con-
taining about four hundred and fifty acres.
This is a very valuable and productive estate, lying in the
lower part of Charles county, immediately on the Potomac river,
where fish, oysters, and wild fowl can be had in the greatest
The improvements are a large and commodious dwelling-
house,'with fine stables, carriage-house, barns, and all necessa-
ry houses for a large and productive estate. Persons disposed
to purchase are invited to examine the farm previous to the day
Terms of sale: A credit of one, two, and three years will
be given. The purchase-money to be secured by bond, with
approved security, bearing interest from the day of sale.
jan 8-3tawts Commissioners.
%ILK HOSIERY, &c.-I have just received per ship
Louisa, from London, via Baltimore--
Ladies' superior Black and White Silk Hose'
Black and White Cotton do
Gentlemen's Brown and White do
500 doz. first quality Royal Spool Cottons, 250 packs Pins
20 lbs. Patent India Rubber
500 lbs. first quality Brown and White Windsor Soaps
Steel Pens in great variety, Bone Ware
Portfolios,.Oxford and ether Bibles
Rosewood and Paper Desks and Work-boxes
Calcined.Magnesta, Toy Books and Prints
Tailors' and other Needles, Patent Inkstands
Violin, Harp, and Guitar Strings
Government and Spangled Wax, best Wafers
Ivory and Bone Paper Knives
50 sets Plain and Carved Chess
10,000 Swan and- Goose Quills, 6 doz. first quality Flutes
Mathematical Instruments, Rodgers' & Son s Pen, Pocket,
and Desk Knives
150 pairs Brass Candlesticks
100 doz. German Silver Table and Tea Spoons '.
50,000 Percussion Caps, of first quality, with a great varie-
'ty of other goods, for sale on favorable terms.
EDW. S. WRIGHT,
jan 10-6t High street, Georgetown.
-EHOUSE AND FURNITURE FOR RENT.-
One desirous of giving up a large boarding-house in an
eligible part of the city, with the full complement of furniture
and servants, offers to transfer the whole establishment imme-
diately, for the session of Congress, or a longer period, upon
reasonable terms. The family of the present.occupant would
be willing to board with the new tenant; but this would be op-
tional with the latter. The establishment is suitable for a pri-
vate residence, and the furniture, though unpretending, is neat
and in good order.
n* Further particulars may be ascertained by means of a
note left at the office of the National Intelligencer, addressed to
A. B. jan 5-d'f
R FOR MNF.V W ORTI)i ANS.-AAt I..nn,.., .ni
' N EW BUSINESS AGENCY.-The subscriber-has
located himself in Washington as an Agent for exhibit-
ing and vending useful machines and inventions, and invites
the attention of patentees and proprietors. Satisfactory refer-
ences will be given respecting integrity and ability.
Office in City Hall, east wing, No. 30.
A. F. WILCOX.
Mowing Machine.-Gentlemen interested in agricultur-
al improvements are requested to call and examine a new ma-
chine for cutting grass and grain by horse power. This ma-
chine (now being patented) is upon a new principle, obviating
the defects of former inventions, and its utility was tested in
this city during the last summer. It is confidently believed by
persons who have examined and seen it operate that it will per-
form the labor of six or eight men, and in the most workman-
like manner. As the proprietor of this machine cannot give it
his personal attention, he offers one-half or an equal interest in
the invention for sale, on accommodating terms. Apply as
above, where the machine can be seen, and its mode of opera-
Also, persons about to engage in the manufacture of Brick
are invited to examine the model of a machine which, for sim-
plicity, cheapness, and small amount of power required, prom-
ises to be of great utility. dec 31-eolm
SPLENDID OTTER CAPS.-I have just received
from Albany and New York city three cases of Otter
Caps, which will be opened this day; prices from $6 to $15,
Ad a few premium caps at $20.
On hand, any quantity of low-priced fur and hair caps.
dec 29-d&c6t S. W. HANDY.
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN ANNUALS.--
W. FISCHER requests the attention of ladies and gen-
tlemen to his extensive variety of Annuals for 1839, and other
interesting and beautiful Books for Christmas and New Year's
presents, (received this day,) consisting, in part, of-
Heath's Book of Beauty, with 12 plates
Heath's Picturesque Manual, 20 do
Heath's Keepsake, 12 do
Heath's Beauty's Costume, 12 do
The Waverley Keepsake, 60 do
Italy, France, and Switzerland, 43 do
The Oriental Annual, 18 do
The Imperial Annual
Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book
The Book of Flowers
The Young Lady's Annual
The Young Lady's Gift
E 2 TO WESTERN TRAVEL-
LERS.-Passengers for Pittsburg and
Wheeling can secure seats daily in J.
REESIDE & CO.'S Good Intent and
Pilot fast lines of Stages for the above places, at the General
Stage Office of JOHN BROWN & CO., opposite Gadsby's
Hotel. jan 1-dim
HARRRISBURG AND WASHINGTON.
THROUGH IN ONE DAY.
On and after Monday next, the 17th inst., the Cars on the
BALTIMORE AND SUSQUEHANNA RAILROAD will
leave Baltimore every day at a quarter before 10 o'clock A. M.
York do do at 10 do
By this arrangement, passengers leaving Washington in the
morning reach York about 2 P. M.
D. C. H. BORDLEY,
G REAT CENTRAL ROUTE between the North
and South, via the Portsmouth and Roanoke Rail-
road and the Chesapeake Bay Steamboats.
Through from Halifax, N. C.to New York in forty-one hours,
being three hours in advance ofany other line, and this without
a moment's night travelling on railroad south of Philadelphia,
and without the loss of sleep. Thus :
From Halifax to Portsmouth, 6 hours.
Portsmouth to Baltimore, 14 do
Baltimore to Philadelphia, 8 do
PhiladelphiatoNew York, 8 do
Leaves Halifax every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday;
Baltimore every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and Wash-
ington every Wednesday.
Fare from Halifax to Philadelphia, including every expense;
'meals, porterage, &c.) $18.
Office P. & R. R. R. Co.
Portsmouth, Va. May 28, 1838. junel-tf
The Token and Atlantic Souvenir '-' FROM ALEXANDRIA 'TO
The Gift, by Miss Leslie WINCHESTER.- The Mail
The Violet, by Miss Leslie always sure.-Fare reduced.-
The Lily No hawking for passengers, as
Christmas Tales the owners of this line do not conceive it proper to hawk about
Flora's Interpreter, by Mrs. Hale for passengers, always thinking an enlightened Public will ap-
Juvenile Forget-Me-Not preciate that which is best calculated to give value for their
The Lady's Cabinet Album money, and at the same time to ensure to them the requisite
The Religious Souvenir comforts of a traveller. In this the owners flatter themselves
Tales in Verse, by Mary Howitt they are not deficient. They have good horses, first-rate
Italy, a Poem, by Rogers coaches, (new and warmly lined,) and attentive drivers: none
lThe Young Man's Guide others will be employed. The mail must go, so take 3 our seats
The Cabinetof Biography, comprising Memoirs and Cha- in time, and your passage through in a day is sure; no contin-
racteriHtic Anecdotes, with 14 plates agencies, it must go. They also offer the travelling Public the
The Humorous Annual, with interesting Fables and Au- following rates, and will run as cheap as any other stage on the
thentic Anecdotes road in the form of an opposition :
Tbe Odd Volume, a collection of Odds and Ends, in From Winchester to Millwood 75 cents.
Prose and Verse, by An Odd Fellow, for 1839 Do do to Paris $1
Unfading Beauties, the most beautiful illustrations of Do do to Upperville 1 25
Flowers and Fruits ever published in this country DI do to Middleburg 1 75
"'In Eastern lands they talk in flowers Do do to Aldie 2 00
And they tell in a garland their loves and cares : Do do to Fairfax court-house 3 25
Each blossom that blooms in their garden bowers Do do -to Alexandria 4 00
On its leaves a mystic language bears." From Alexandria to Winchester 4 00
dec 17-2taw3w Do do to Millwood 3 50
Do do to Paris .3 25
A GRICULTURAL BOOKS Published and fobr Do do to Upervile 2 75
Sale at Morrison's Book Store, 4 doors west Do do to Middleburg 2 25
of Brown's Hotel, viz.-An Encyclopedia of Agriculture ; corn- 1)o do to Aldie 2 00
uprising the theory and practice of the veluation, transfer, lay- Do do to Fairfax court-house 1 00
ing out, improvement, and management of landed property, These stages will leave the Marshall House, Alexandria, eve-
and the cultivation and economy of the animal and vegetable ry Tuesday, ursday, and Saturday, at 4 o'clock A. M., and
productions ofagriculture, including all the latestimprovements, arrive at Winchester same dtys, at 7 o'clock P. M.
a general history of agriculture in all countries, and a stat-sti- Leave Winchester every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,
cal view of its present state, with suggestions for its future pro- and arrive at Alexandria same days, at 7 o'clock P. M.
gress, &c., by J. C. Loudon, F. L. G. Z. and II. S., &c., third For seats please apply to Mr. Bushrod Taylor, Winchester;
London edition. Dr. Little, Millwood; Mr. Isaac Settle, Paris; Mr. W. A. Ste-
The Complete Practical Farmer and Gardener, comprising phenson, Upperville ; Mr. James W. Smith, Middleburg; Mr.
the rearing, breeding, and management of every description of Anderson, at Rector's Cross Roads; Mr. Tyler, Aldie; Mr.
live stock, by an American. Lee, at Arcola; Mr. Wilcoxen, Fairfax court-house ; and Mr.
The Complete Farmer and Rural Economist; containing a Edmunds, Alexandria. Also, at the office directly opposite
compendious epitome of' the most important branches of agri- Brown's, kept by JOSEPH PECK. jn 9-5t
cultural economy, by Thomas G. Fessenden, editor of the New j
England Farmer, third edition, revised and enlarged. ETTER CLAMPS.-W. FISCHERhais justreceived
The Farmer's Own Book, or Family Lectures for thle hus- Cowell's improved letter clamps, an entirely new article,
bandman and housewife ; being a compilation of the very best by the use of which letters, accounts, and papers, of every de-
receipts on agriculture, gardening, and cookery, with rules for scription, are kept in good order, and ready for immediate re-
keeping farmers' accounts, by H. L. Barnumn, editor of the ference, without being torn or perforated, as is the case when
Farmers Reporter, new stereotype edition. jan 7 the common, cheap, or even the patent files are used; and,
OHN PREVArUX FRENCH REST'AURA- -what is of the utmost importance, a great saving of time is ef-
OH REVAUX, FRENCH RESTAURA- fected. For sale only at Stationers' Hall.
T EUR, directly opposite Gadsby's Hotel, onil 6th
street, has the ionor to inform the ladies and gentlemen of this N ORTH AMERICAN TRUST AND BANK-
city that he isat all tines prepared to dreos and Lfurish dinners .U ING COMPAN Y, No. 26, I Vall Street, New
hotorcolt, either at home, or, if preferred, at their residences, York.--Capital 50,000,000 dollars.-This instita-
and furnish any thing in his line in a style not surpassed by tion has been organized under the General Banking Law of the
any other like establishment in the District, at the shortest no- State of New York. Its capital is Fifty Millions of Dollars;
twice. Families visiting the city may rely upon having their Two Millions of which have been subscribed.
orders promptly attended to by handing therin at an early It has limited its capital for five years to Ten Millions of
hour. He flatters himself that, by his assiduity to please, and Dollars, one half of which is to be secured on bonds and mort-
the superior manner (peculiar only to' himself) in which he gages of fee simple real .state, and the other half in cash or
dresses dishes, he will receive a liberal share of public pat- public stocks.
ronage. dec --eolm The Company issues its Stock for Cash,State Stocks,or Bonds
secured by Mortgage, on unincumbered Real Estate. Appli-
WEW BOOKS.-The Heir of Selwood, a novel, by Mrs. cations to be addressed to the Second Cashier. I
lN Gore, author of PgdMoney, &c. &c. The terms upon which this Company make their arrange-
Pour Years' Residence in Paraguay, under the Government ments are as liberal as those of any Corporation in tie State.
of Francia, by the Messrs. Robertson. Are both just publish- OFFICERS.
ed, and this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circu- JOSEPH D. BEERS, President.
nation (together with all other late works,) to the subscribers to JOHN LOeIMER GRAHAM, Counsellor.
the Waverley Circulating Library, immediately east of Gads- WALTER MEAD, Cashier.
by's Hotel. dec 7 DANIEL E. TYLEE, Second Cashier.
C OUGHS, COLDS, CATARRIIS, INFLUEN- WILLIAM P. POWERS, Notary.
zas, Asthma, Whoopling Cough, Pain in the Side, e e RECTOPeter St a
Spitting of Blood, and Diseases of the Breast and Lungs, are homas D. Beers Peter An uyesast
now prevalent, and, unless great care is taken to check theirThomas E.Davis Ansons L. ervolps
progress, it is well known Pulmonary Consumption is the con- GeJohn Rge eters John Graham
sequence, terminating finally in premature death.
Dr. BECHTER'S Pulmonary Preservative is a well-known Robert Dyson William P. IIallett
preparation, having been extensively employed throughout the Jonathan Troter Valentine G Halltebbi
greater portion of the United States for several years past with Charles Hoyt William Stebbins
unparalleled success. (See directions around each bottle, James 13r.y H. Ellayiott Gilbert Alleds
which contain many leconimendations of its invaluable proper- Henry H. Elleott Gilbert Allen
ties.) Throughout Germany, it has been the only medicine Obadiah Holmes Thomas G.Talmage
.nn.n in,,i;n .;n.a o the B, es and ....,tn .,. I rp.. t ,. Daniel E. Tylee Courtlandt Palmer
l/emp|UoyeaU in cusaseU 01Li e31'J dAIO uuu jUngs, u an UaIrtob 0L
approaching Consumption, for upwards of fifty yeais; it is there
employed by physicians generally in their practice.
It is altogether Balsamic and Vegetable, perfectly sare to
take, and may be given to the most delicate, even to infants,
requiring no restraint from occupation or temperate living.
It is most confidently recommended by the Proprietor, who
is a regular physician, attested by Drs. Physick, Chapman, De-
wees, Jackson, Horner, Gibson, James, Hare, &c. as the best
preparation now.known to be in existence for diseases of the
Breast and Lungs; and it is particularly recommended to all per-
sons afflicted with Coughs, Colds, &c. to procure it, and its vir-
tues will very soon be perceived.
In' families where there are children, a bottle or two ought
always to be at hand, and at this season in particular. Coughs and
Colds being so prevalent, should not be allowed to exist or con-
tinue any length of time, for, from the neglect commonly shown
to them in children, as well as grown persons, the foundation
for Consumption is laid, and parents in particular ought to be
cautious of their existence in children. Price 50 cents per bot-
tle. To be had, in this city, at J. F. CALLAN'S, 7th street, and
CHAS. STOTT'S, Penn. avenue. jan 5-6t
P ERFUMED GLOVE SAFES.-The subscriber
has received a few of the above very neat article.
Between 11th and 12th streets, Pennsylvania.avenue.
SUPERIOR OLD WINES AND LIQUO RS
approved brands, in .wood and bottles.
100 dozen superior East India Madeira Wine
100 do old Madeira do
50 do Pale Sherry Wine
50 do Brown do
20 do old Port do
50 baskets Champagne Wine, Heidseack and Anchor
50 dozen Champagne and Cognac Brandy
20 do old Jamaica Spirits
20 do old Holland Gin
20 do old Monongahela Whiskey
100 do Brown Stout in quart and pint bottles.
With a large stock ofsuperior old wines and liqiors on draught
dec 6-w9w GEO. & THOSE. PARKER.
G EMS FROM THE MOUNT, being original Picto-
rial Illustrations of the Lord's Prayer, designed for the
Christian's Centre Table, by the Rev. R. C. Shimmeal, Rector
of the Church of the Messiah, New York.
Also just opened several boxes of new and elegant Juvenile
and other books, never before offered in this city, suitable for
Christmas and New Year's Presents. For sale between 9th
and 10th streets, Penn. Av.
dec 24 R. FARNHAM.
"1'ITNS- PISTO SI._ CANr'.AIS. WHIPS .s-_A
Shelden Thompson, Erie county.
Samuel Wilkeson, Erie county.!
Washington Hunt, Niagara county.
David E. Evans, Genesee county.
William K. Strong, Ontario county.
William M. Oliver, Yates county.
Samuel D. Walker, Baltimore.
James Erwin, New Orleans. nov 9-6m
PREMIUM W IGb AND SCALPS.-CLIRE-
HUGH, (from London and 207 Broadway, N. Y.) Wig
and Scalp Maker, respectfully intimates to the citizens, visit-
ers, and members of Congress his arrival at Washington, with
an assortment of his celebrated Wigs and Scalps, and has this
morning opened the store on Pennsylvania avenue, midway
between 3d and 4J half streets, where he invites all wearers
and connoisseurs to inspect his newly invented Ventilating
and Perpetual Fitting Wigs, which, for elegance, lightness, and
durability, may be placed among the first productions of mod-
ern art. And as his visit will be limited to a fortnight, he so-
licits an early call from those.who intend to avail themselves of
his presence, jan 7-3t
E UROPEAN AGENCY.-The undersigned intends
to leave Pittsburgh on the 1st day of March next, and
sail fro0n New York on the 1st day of April, on a twentieth tour
through every part of England, Scotland, and Ireland as a gen-
eral agent, for the purpose of attending to such business as he
may be desirous of transacting. He intends to return to Pitts-
burgh about the 1st of December, 1839.
The agents and friends of the subscriber, and the Public, are
requested not to forward any documents or papers relating to
any claims or business, until the same is first explained and ap-
proved ; after which, instructions will be given.
Money remittances made as usual to England, Ireland, Scot-
land, France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, &c. &c.
Every information connected with the Agency may be obtained
by post-paid letters, addressed JAMES STUART,
jan 10-eollt European Agent, Pittsburgh, Pa.
R ECORDS OF TRAVEL.--Contents: PhosphoreE-
centillunmination of the ocean; Voyage on the Mediterrane-
an-from Naples to Palermo; from Syracuse to Malta; from Mes-
sina to the Volcanian Islands, Paestum, and Naples; burying
alive; the suicide. Just received, and for sale between 9th
and 10th streets, Penn. avenue.
oct 15 R. FARNHAM.
CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY, Second Edi-
tion,revised, with a plan of the Senate and House of Rep-
resentatives, for sale at Stationers' Hall.
dec 28 [AdvJ W. FISCHER.
EW BOOK.-+The Only Daughter: a domestic story,
S edited by the author of the Subaltern, &c. &c. is just re-
ceeafrl for sain he I' ATVPT R Y r.r fir n rin tlann ramninrr tln
ORUS MULTICAULIS FOR SALE.-The
subscriber has for sale about 10,000 choice Morus Multi-
caulis Mulberry Trees, with all their branches.
Inquire of the Hon. J. F. RANDOLPH, Member of Congress,
Washington city, or of D. V. McLEAN,
dec 10-dtf Freelold, New Jersey.
SENUIN E AND SUPERIOR WINES.-The
Subscriber having been long engaged in the importa-
tion of the most approved brands of the Wines of the Islands of
Madeira and of Spain, and having received, during the past
spring, under special orders, a large additional supply, is now
enabled to offer one of the largest and most extensive selections
of fine old Wines of the same descriptions within the United
They are of the highest and most approved grades of those
Wines, and warranted pure as imported, consisting of-
Vintages of 1821,
Do 1825, Imported lastspring, and bottled during the
Do 1830, autumn, now in fine order for immediate use.
Vintages of 1828, Imported some years, since ; and now in
Do 1829, fine bottle order for immediate use.
The brands, principally, J. Howard, March & Co.
Vintages of 1810,
Do 1817, Gold, pale, and brown, of choice brands of
Do 1820, Xeres, Yriarte, and Romano,
The above Wines are securely packed in boxes of one and
two dozen each, adapting them for safe transportation to any
Sample boxes of one and two dozen, and containing an assort-
ment of the various kinds of Wines, will be furnished at the same
ALSO, IN STORE,
A few baskets extra superior Champagne
Old Tinta Madeira
Superior Burgundy Madeira
Red Hermitage, very old
And real old Cognac brandy, Otard and Seignette brands,
genuine as imported, in boxes of one and two dozen each, and in f
demijohns. WALTER SMITH,
Corner of Water and Potomac streets,
dec 3-d4w&3taw2m Georgetown.
UST PUBLISHED arid for sale by W. M. MORRI-
SON, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel, Elliot's Congres-
dec 24 (Globe)
FOR SALE O-(i REN T.-That large and el-
egant House at the corner of C and 3d streets, now oc-
cupied by Mr. Henry V. Hill."
The subscriber would prefer selling to renting, and would
dispose of it on very reasonable and accommodating terms ; re-
quiring but a small portion of the purchase money in advance,
and giving a long credit for the balance.
oct 1-tf CARY SELDEN.
1 EW BOOKS.-Just published, and for sale at MOR-
RISON'S Bookstore, 4 doers west of Brown's Hotel, the
following new books, viz.
The Far West, or a Tour beyond the Mountains, embra-
cing Outlines of Western Life Scenery, Sketches of the prai-
ries, rivers, ancient mounds, early settlements of the French,
Private Journal of Aaron Burr.
A Manual of Conchology.
The Life of Christ, in the Words of the Evangelists, a com-
plete Harmony of the Gospel History of our Saviour, for the
use of young persons, illustrated with engravings after Chap-
man and otliers, by Adams.
Wayland on Iuman Responsibilities.
Also, A Journal of an Exploring Tour beyond the Rocky
Mountains, under the direction of the A. B. C. F. M., perform-
ed in the years 1835, '36, and '37, containing a description of
the Geography, Geology, Climate, and Productions, and the
Number, Manners, and Customs of the nations, with a Map of
Oregon Territory, by the Rev. Samuel Parker, A. M.
jan 1 (Globe)
-JEW CIRCULATING LIBRAK -Y.-WM. M.
' MORRISON, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel, is regular-
ly supplied with all the new publications of the day.
Novels, Books of Travel, &c. will be. circulated upon the
Boston and New York plan, viz. no subscription to be received,
but each individual will pay the amountof hire on return of the
A deposit equal to the value of the book will be required
dec 12-eo3w (Globe)
gHKAY'S INVALUABLE PATENT OINT-
72 ]ME.NT, for the cure of white swellings, scrofulous
and other tumors, ulcers, sore legs, old and fresh wounds,
sprains, bruises, swellings, and inflammations, scald head, wo-
men's sore breasts, rheumatic pains, letters, eruptions, chil-
blains, whitlows, biles, piles, corns, snake bites, &c.
Tihe following are two of the many certificates accompanying
From the late John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United
RICHMOND, MAY 30, 1831.
SiR : A female slave of my family was severely afflicted,
about two years past, with a swollen, inflamed, and ulcerated
leg, which appeared to be extremely painful. I called in the
aid of eminent physicians, who attended her without lessening
the symptoms, or at all improving her situation. She bad be-
come useless, and her case was thought hopeless. At length,
in November, 1829, a Dr. Shepherd fell in with her by acci-
dent, and undertook to cure her. I understood that the sole
applica:ionr was Judkins' Ointment. She grew somewhat
better, but was not perfectly well. Some months afier D)r.
Shepherd's departure from Richmond, she obtained and contin-
ued to use the Ointment prepared by you, I understand. She
is now a useful servant, attending to lier usual business, a very
little inconnmmoded by the sore. I understand that it is hleualed
up, but that she is sometimes troubled with an itching of the
part affected. Very respectfully, I am your obedient servant,
Mr. WM. W. GRAY. JOHN MARSHALL.
RICHMOND, MAY 3, 1833.
DEAR SIR: I purchased of you last spring two pots of your
valuable Ointment, ohr a lad afflicted with white swelling, in
the neighborhood of Staunton, by the name of Joseph Mitchell.
I have now the satisfaction to say that a perfect cure of his
knee has been made by the use of only one pot of the Oint-
Mr. Abraham Teabow, of Staunton, made use of the other on
an ulcerated leg, in which there were five deep holes, and it
cured hi:n also, while he was pursuing his business as a black-
smith. I have seen his leg since the,cure was made.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Mr. WM. W. GRAY. JAMES B. HILL.
For sale by R. S. PATTERSON,
dec 7-eo6td&c Successor of William Gunton.
PRIVATE DOCUMENTS AND CORRES-
3 PONDENCE OF AARON BURR, edited by
M. L. Davis, is this day received.
Also, the whole of Oliver Twist, from its commencement to
its final completion, complete in 2 vols.
For sale by P. TAYLOR, or for circulation to the subscribers
to the Waverley Circulating Library. dec 24
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the
County of Washington.-In Chancery, November
Matilda Dobbyn and others,
PETERS' VEGETABLE PILLS.
The true riches of life is health.
Tr HE unparalleled reputation which Peters's Pills have ac-
quired as a medical restorative is the most unquestionable
proof that can be given of their immense importance to the af-
flicted in almost every class of diseases, The number of letters
received from patients recovered through their means is really
prodigious, and the complaints which they have cured are almost
.as varied as they are numerous. But still there are some in
which they are more especially beneficial than others; and among
those may be named the too often fatal complaints of the stomach
and bowels, such as colic, flatulence, and indigestion, for which
they are not only a certain, but an immediate cure.
It is well known that from the disarrangement of the sto-
mach and bowels arise nine-tenths of all the maladies of an
adult and declining life; that this is the foundation of flatulen-
cy, spasmodic pains, indigestion, loss of appetite, &c., and that
those in their turn give birth to dropsy, liver complaint, con-
sumption, and habitual lowness of spirits; therefore, Peters'
Pills, being the very best medicine which has ever been disco-
vered for the incipient diseases of the intestines, are necessari-
ly the surest preventive of those dreadful and also general
disorders which embitter mature life, and drag so many mil-
lions to untimely graves.
In speaking thus, Dr. Peters arrogates nothing to himself
that has not been conceded by the Public. He is no needy
quack or unknown speculator, who comes before the world as
his own herald and witness, but is placed in a responsibility of
situation by the patronage which he has enjoyed for years, and
which is increasing to an extent unprecedented in the annals of
medicine, that makes hiin careful to assert nothing which is
not borne out by the most infallible proof, and hence he does
not fear to be put to the test in any thing which he has promis-
ed respecting his pills.
Dr. Peters is most happy to be able to state on the authority
of a great number of regular physicians, that wherever his Ve-
getable Pills have been introduced, they have almost supersed-
ed the adoption of mercurial experiments for their peculiar fa-
culty in sweetening the blood, and stimulating it to expel all
noxious juices ; and, in giving strength and tone to the nerves,
prevent disease from acquiring that strength which must be
got under, if at all, by dangerous remedies.
Prepared by JOS. PRIESTLY PETERS, M. D. 129 Liber-
ty street, New York. Each box contains 40 pills. Price 50
Be careful and inquire for Peters' Vegetable Pills.
They are sold by all the principal ,i iggista in the District of
Columbia, and throughout the Uneiii, ta-m.3-3. oct 25-eo6m
UACKS AND THEIR DESTRUCTIVE Nos-
trums.-The united testimony of physicians throughout
the United States has fully proved the fact that Peters' Vegeta-
ble Pills are the only true Vegetable Pills which will stand the
test of analyzation; hence the proprietor would most earnestly
urge them to the notice of those who have been in the habit
of using, as cathartics or aperients, the destructive and irritat-
ing quack pills so generally advertised, and which are at best
but slow consumers of the vital functions, and murderous agents,
even to the most hale. It is true, most of them produce a pur-
gative effect, and sometimes transient relief; but in most cases
they injure the digestive organs, and an habitual resort to them
must terminate in confirmed dyspepsia.
It is true that cathartic and aperient medicines are often re-
quired, but the nicest discrimination should always be observed
in the selection; and, if this be done, nothing injurious can re-
sult from their use. .
To produce this much-desired result, Dr. Peters has made it
his study for several years, and feels proud to say he has suc-
ceeded at length far beyond his expectations. The object of
his pills is to supersede the necessity of a frequent recourse
to injurious purgatives, and to offer a medicine safe, certain, and
pleasant in its operation.
Prepared by JOS. PRIESTLY PETERS, M. D. No. 129
Liberty street, New York. Each box contains 40 pills. Price
50 cents. oct 25-eo6m
Fa O 0 THE PUBLIC.-As a number of persons have
been misinformed touching the price of "Peters' Vege-
table Anti-Bilious Pills," when purchased at his principal of-
fice, 129 Liberty street, New York, he feels called upon to
make a public statement of his arrangement in relation to this
From this date the cash price will be forty-two dollars per
gross, payable in bills current in the city of New York ; and no
quantity under a gross will, on any pretence, be sold under the
retail price of fifty cents a box.
Merchants ordering these pills from the proprietor, or New
York druggists, on time, will be charged four dollars per dozen.
The proprietor requests particular attention to this advertise-
ment, as the immensely-increasing demand for his pills makes
it necessary that his business operations should be conducted
without any of the loss of time which would result from a va-
riety of prices.
The proprietor would have it further understood that this ar-
rangement is for New Yorkealers, as well as those who re-
side in other places.
oct 25-eo6m JOS. PRIESTLY PETERS.
LANK BOOKS IFOR 1839.-Merchants and oth-
ers requiring Blank Books, of any size or description, for
1839, can be supplied, at Stationers' Hall, with the best quali-
ty, at a less price than they can get them made. Also, Bill
Paper, faint and red lined, for making out accounts, at 25, 31,
and 371 cents per quire.
jan 1 [Adv] W. FISCHER.
A ARON BURR.-The Private Journal of Aaron Burr,
during his residence of four years in Europe, with selec-
tions from his Correspondence.
Four Years in Paraguay, comprising an account of that Re-
public, under the Dictator Francia, by Robertson.
For sale between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue.
dec 31- R. FARNHAM.
A N English Lady, who has resided some time in Prance, is
desirous of obtaining a situation as Governess in a private
She will engage to teach efficiently a modern English educa-
tion, with French and Drawing, if required. A Southern situa-
tion would be preferred.
Apply to E. C. 17 west Lexington street, Baltimore;
OLIVER TWIST, new edition and complete. Just pub-
lished and for sale by W. M. MORRISON, four doors
west of Brown's Hotel, the complete edition of Oliver Twist,
in 2 volumes. [Globe] dec 24
F RESIDE EDUCATION, by the Author oft
Peter Parley's Tales.-An additional supply just
received. The following is a letter from the Hon. I). P. King,
of the Massachusetts Senate, to the publisher of Fireside Ed-
ucation : -
"D)ANVERS, SEPT. 6, 1838.
"MY DEAR-SIR: 1 have read, with great pleasure, your
'Fireside Education.' The subject is one of surpassing im-
portance, and you have treated it in a most faithful and inter-
esting manner. The style is plain and familiar; it'abounds in
happy illustrations, and apt and well-told anecdotes. It can-
not fail to becor:e highly popular and useful. Not only will
parents and teachers derive profit from the reading and study
of it, but the youthful generation will be happy again to hold
communion with an old and much-loved friend. No book claim-
ing Peter Parley for its author can be received with indiffer-
ence, for no author has contributed more to the instruction and
sober amusement of the Public. Parents too generally have
supposed, in -affording their children the opportunities of a
school education, they have discharged their whole duty. This
book will convince them that there is a more serious and
weighty responsibility, for the neglect of which no expense of
money, however lavish, can compensate. Parents will learn
that education is not a commodity of sordid merchandise, to-be
bought and sold at the market; but that the education which
will make them wiser, better, and happier, can be secured for
their children only by their own personal and assiduous atten-
vs. tion. In saying that Fireside Education' is a work much
Heirs of John Dobbyn, deceased. needed, and well calculated to advance the noblest work of
AMES DOBBYN, the Trustee named and appointed inan, the cultivation of the mind and the heart, I think I do but
by this Court, upon the 22d day of January, 1838, having, anticipate the general opinion."
by his report made to this Court upon the 4th day of December, For sale between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue.
1838, shown that, after he had complied with all the forms re- oct 24 R. FARNHAM.
quired by said order and decree, he had sold, at public auction,
tie real estate of said deceased, in the county of Washington, &gTO THE AFFLICTED.-HADLOCK'S Vegetable
in the District of Columbia, to the following persons, to wit: a Jd- Powder and Sirup, for diseases of the lungs, coughs,
lot of ground in.the city of Washington, in the county aforesaid, colds, dyspepsia, and liver complaints.-The operation of this
at the Navy Yard, in said city, known as being twelve feet medicine is particularly mild and safe. It promotes a gentle
from the northeast corner of square No. 906, and situated on and healthy perspiration, and checks morbid and pernicious
8th street, with a two-story brick house and improvements on sweatings ; relieves chronic affections and congestion of the
the same, to James Danford, he being the highest bidder and lungs ; assuages cough ; promotes a free and mild expectora-
purchaser thereof, for the sum of $1,038, and according to the tion ;removes pains from the chest; relieves asthmatic or diffi-
terms of said sale, having paid one-third of said purchase money cult respiration; corrects obstinate costiveness, and leaves the
in cash, and having given his bonds for the balance, with good bowels in a regular and healthy state. Those painful symp-
security, payable in six and twelve months, with interest; also, toms which indicate diseased lungs readily yield to this certain
a ten acre lot of ground near the turnpike road to Baltimore, remedy, when seasonably resorted to; and it restores the pa-
and binding thereon, between the city turnpike gate and what is tient to the bodily vigor which that wasting disorder, the con-
called the Spring Tavern, to William L. Brent, he being the sumption, if left to its natural operation, so surely destroys.
highest bidder and purchaser thereof, and, having complied
with the terms of said sale, by giving his bonds, with good se- WASHINGTON, JUNE 14, 1838.
curity, for the sum of $V0, being the amount of said purchase This certifies, that from the testimony of several most intel-
money, payable in one, two, and three years, witi interest; ligent and respectable individuals in Fayetteville, North Caro-
arid, also, the tract of land upon which Matilda Dobbyn, widow lina, with whom I have- been personally acquainted, as well as
of the deceased aforesaid, then resided, containing 126 acres, from my entire confidence in the integrity of Mr. James Had-
more or less, with all the improvements, &c. to Matilda Dob- lock, I have no doubt that his Vegetable Medicine is of great
byn, she being the highest bidder and purchaser of the same, value in diseases of the lungs, and other diseases for the relief
for the sum of $1,600, and she having complied with the terms of which, in accordance with his directions, it may be given.
of said sale, arid given her bonds, with good security, for the R. R. GURLEY,
purchase money, payable in one, two, and three years, with in- Secretary of the American Colonization Society.
terest: It is thereupon ordered, adjudged, and decreed by this For sale by R. S. PATTERSON,
Court, upon the 10th day of December, 1838, that the said pro- dec 15-edllt Successor to Wm. Gunton.
ceedings and report of the said Trustee in thetremises, and the
said sales so reported by him, be, and are hereby, ratified and W TAVERLEY NOVELS, new Edition, and the
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I from Falconer to Sir Walter Scott, with Biographi
Sketches by J.,hn Frost, A. M. in one vol. 8vo.
Also, Nickleby, No. 8, by Boz.
Pennsylvania avenue, between llth and 12th streets.
S~ltO CL.AIMAN'IS.-FKANUiS A. DUIKINS, o6 t
-i.- city of Washington, having resigned the appointm
held by him for several years in the Treasury and War Depa
ments, has undertaken the agency of claims before Congre
and other branches of the Government, including commission
ers under treaties, and the various.public offices; also, the pr#
curing of patents for public lands, prosecuting claims for ser.-
ces in the Revolution, and for Navy pensions, and general
such other business as may require the aid of an agent at Wa*
ington. He will likewise attend to the prosecution of bouI
land claims upon the State of Virginia, and the recovery
lands in Ohio which have been sold for taxes.
Persons having, or supposing themselves to have claims, wi
on transmitting a statement of the facts, be advised of the p"
per course of proceeding. His charge will be moderate,
pending upon the amount of the claim and the extent of
He is also agent for the American Life Insurance and Tri
Company, which has a capital of two millions of dollars paid
and for the Baltimore Fire Insurance Company.
Mr. F. A. DICKINS is known to most of those who have b'
in Congress within the last few years, or who have occuJ
any public situation at Washington.
His office is on Pennsylvania Avenue, adjoining the buil
occupied by the Treasury Department, and opposite to tlio-
All letters must be post paid. july 6-d
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Charleston District-In Chancery.
SEWVIS CRUGER, administrator of Charles Mur
complainant, vs. John Ferrie, or his heirs, P. M. Night
gale and William C. Daniel, defendants.
By this bill the complainant seeks payment of a mortgage
a plantation called Nelville. John Ferrie was seized of the s5 .
plantation, subject to the mortgage to which the complainant
titles himself, and subject to the equitable lien to which the
fendant P. M. Nightingale entitles himself, as the personal
presentative of Nathaniel Greene, General in the armies of t
United States, commanding the Southern Division, &c. J(
Ferrie was in Charleston in the years 1782 and 1783, and sih
sequently, and is supposed to have been a partner of John Banr
a citizen of Virginia, contractor for the Southern Army. If t
heirs or representatives of John Ferrie are within the Uni
States, and will make theirclaim to the plantation ofNelville,
to the surplus, after payment of the incumbrances that may
set up and established in his suit, they may come in at any ti
within two yrars; and if they are residing beyond the Unit
States, they may come in and make their claim at any tim
within four years, after a decree should pass i# this cause, b
pleading, answering, or demurring to the complain-ant's bill.
PETIGRU & LESESNE,
june 21-lawly Complainant's Solicitors.
Charles County Court, State of Maryland.-In Chau-
Sarah E. Mitchell,
E!izabeth Mitchell, Ex'x of James D. Mitchell.
T HE Complainant in this cause filled her bill against the
defendant, stating that, by the last will and testament of
her deceased father, Francis I. Mitchell, who died in the year
1825, her said father bequeathed to her certain real property in
the city of Baltimore, Maryland, certain slaves mentioned in
said will, and a large personal property, consisting of household
and kitchen furniture of every description, and sundry pieces of
valuable silver plate of great value, besides other articles nam-
ed in said last will and testament, and, also, the sum of five thou-
sand dollars, to be paid, on certain conditions stated in said last
will and t stament, by James D. Mitchell, out of the estate be-
queathed to him by said deceased, and that said estate was made
liable for the same. The complainant also states, in her bill,
that said real estate and personal estate, except the five thou-
sand dollars, were left to said James D. Mitchell, who was her
brother, in trust for her, but that she was to have the use and
enjoyment of the same during her life, and forever upon certain
conditions and provisions. The bill also states that said James
D. Mitchell died in 1837, and has left all his said estate to the
defendant, and, by his last will and testament, has constituted
her his executrix; but, before his death, and immediately after
the death of said Francis J. Mitchell, the said James D. Mitch-
ell, in his lifetime, took possession of the whole of said estate
left to the complainant, and converted it to his own use, and
would never, during his lifetime, account to the complainant for
the same, nor has the defendant since his death. The said bill
sets out all of said estate or property claimed by the complain-
ant, so far as she can ascertain the same from her own know-
ledge and from the information of other persons, and charges
the said personal property, consisting of household furniture,
silver plate, &c. to be worth at least $5,500. The said bill also
states that said James D. Mitchell, by his last will and testa-
ment, bequeathed to the complainant $500 per year, to be paid
semi-annually by his executrix, the defendant, and has charged
all his real estate with the payment ofsaid annuity during the
life of the complainant, and that the said defendant refuses to
pay the same, as well as to account withlthe complainant for the
other matters and things charged in said bill. The bill con-
cludes, after fully stating the various claims of the defendant,
and the refusal to account, &c. or to amicably settle the same,
&c. with the usual prayer for subpoena, &c. and for a decree
that defendant shall account, &c. with complainant, and, upon
such accounting, that the complainant may have a decree for
the said sum of $5,000, with interest from death of said Francis J.
Mitchell, in 1825; also, for the interest upon $5,500, the value
of furniture, &c. from same time, as well,as for the said sum of
$5,500 to be placed in trust for the use of the complainant with
some other person, so as to carry out the trusts of her said fa-
ther's will; also, that the defendant shall account for such of said
death of said Francis J. Mitchell, in 1825, as well asfor the hire of
real estate mentioned in said last will and testament, from the
the slaves, &c.; and also asks for a decree to pay her the an-
nuity of $500, left to her by her deceased brother aforesaid, or
such parts of it as may be due, and for a sale of the estate of said
deceased James D. Mitchell, encumbered by his last will and
testament with the payment of said annuity. The bi!l also asks
for a decree for the sale of the estate of said James D. Mitchell,
to pay tihe said sum of $5,000, with interest, &c. and concludes
with the usual prayer for relief, &c.
And it being shown to the Court that said bill of complaint
was filed upon the 16th day of February, 1838, and that subpm-
na was duly issued, which was regularly returned by the she-
riffof Charles County Court aforesaid "non est," and the said
complainant, by her counsel, having here shown to the Court
the affidavit of Charles W. Semmes, sheriff of said county,
sworn to in open Court upon the 6th day of November, 1838,
deposing that the said defendant Elizabeth Mitchell is a resident
of Charles county, and that she avoids and keeps out of the way
of the said sheriff, and vades the service of the subpoena issued
to the said bill of complaint: upon motion, it is ordered upon this
7th day of November, in the year of our Lord 1838, that notice
be given, by publication of this order in the National Intelligen-
cer, a newspaper issued in Washington City, District of Colum-
bia, three weeks successively, of the filing of the said bill of com-
plaint, and of its substance and object, for the said Elizabeth
Mitchell's appearance in this Court, either in person or by soli-
citor, upon the third Monday in March, 1839.
True copy.-Teste: JOHN BARNES,
dec 22-w3w Clerk of Charles County Court.
Montgomery County Court, State of Maryland.-In
Chancery, December 10, 1838.
Jos. H. Jones, administrator de bonis non of James Hawkins,
and administrator of Susanna Clagett,
John C. Jones, Eleanor C. Cotes, and Clement Smith and
HE Bill in the above cause recites that a bill had been
filed by said complainant against a certain Charles C.
Jones and the said Clement Smith and Francis Edelin, claim-
ing a lien upon certain lands and personal estate then in pos-
session of said Jones, but owned by said Smith, in. virtue of a
certain agreement between said Charles C. Jones and Clement
Smith and James Hawkins, complainants, intestate, for the
amount of certain bonds assigned by said Hawkins to said
Smith in payment of a debt of said Jones vs. Smith, and pray-
ing the said lands might be sold for payment of said lien, and
praying a discovery from said Smith as to certain matters and
things therein charged. The bill further states that since the
filing of said bill, the said Charles C. Jones has died, first ma-
king a last will, by which he devised his estate to the defend-
ant, Eleanor Cotes, for life, and after her death to his nephew
John C. Jones. That said Smith has since sold the aforesaid
lands and personal estate to said John C. Jones, and said Smith
had taken from said John a mortgage securing the payment of
the balance of said bonds not yet collected by said Trustee,
and to indemnify the said Smith against the claim of your com-
The hill further charges that the said Charles C. Jones was
utterly insolvent from the year 1823 to his death, and held the
aforesaid property in the names of said Smith and Hawkins.
The bill prays a specific performance of the agreement be-
tween CharleaC. Jones, Clement Smith, and James Hawkins,
that the lien might be declared and enforced by the sale of
said lands and personal estate, and .veri of the sum of the
bonds assigned by the coinplainanri,., stae, in default of the
payment of the %ame by the said Johb. Jones, or Clement
Smith, and that the said Smith nay dise' or what amount he
has collected on said bonds; that the former bill may be re-
vived, and this be taken as supplemental thereto; and that the
said John C. Jones, Clement Smith, Eleanor C. Cotes, and
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