WASHINGTON: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1840. No. 8668
UNITED STATES MAIL.
IDaily to the South,
VIA TIlE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE PORTSMOUTH
AND ROANOKE RAILROAD.
Fg'HIE "IBaltimnore Steam Packet Company" announce to the
S ,, i t.... i.ii.. that they have succeeded the Maryland
and N i._, i1, t.1.. ,i' ., Crompany, and are now carrying on the
above line in connexion with the Portsmouth and Roanoke Rail-
road and thie Roanoke, Wilmington, and Chatleston Railroad and
The following fast and superior steamboats are employed on the
GEORGIA Captain JAMBS CorrZY,
JEWESS Captain JAMES HOLMES,
SOUTH CAROLINA, Captain TouMAs SrTTON,
One of which leaves the lower end of Spear's wharf, Baltimore,
daily at 9 o'clock A. M. and arrives at Portsmouth at 11 to Ili
o'clock sarte night.
Cars are on the wharf waiting for travellers who intend going
further South. The moment the baggage and passengers can be
transferred, they are off, and ar ive at Weldon (80 miles) in am-
pie time to take the cars for Wilmington, where they arrive same
evening in time for the steamboat for Charleston, arriving in the
I hitter city next morning-beimg about 50 hours from Baltimore, a
distance of 600 miles.
1, ...... t.- only route connecting with the Wilmington Rail-
r o I l . I .I I
Travellers who prefer the S&uthwestern route, that is, not going
through Charlestin, can have instant accommodation at Weldon
by stage 12 miles to the Raleigh Railroad, which Ilaces them pre-
cisely where they would be were they to go through Gaston, with-
out any more expense and less than one.half the fatigue.
Passengers for Richmond and Petersburg, by leaving Baltimore
in tis botats of this line on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, sleep
on hinr, and arrive in Richmond next afternoon about 3 o'clock.
JOHN C. MOALE,
oct 22- Agent Baltimore Steam Packet Co. Baltimore.
%iAsaIiNGTON AND ALEXANDRIA BOAT.
f* '1 On and alter Wednesday, the 14th October, the
S Steamnboat JOSEPH JOHNSON will depart as
Leave Washington, Leave Alexandria,
At 10 and 12 A.M. At 9 and 11 A.M.
At 2and 4P.M. Atland 3P.M.
Until further notioe.-Oct. 13.
miar 3l-tf IGNATIUS ALLEN, Captain.
IHOUR OF STARTING CHANGED.
STEAMIIOAT LINE FOR PHILADELPHIA.
On ad after Wednesday, 17th instant, the steamboat CON-
STITU rION will leave Biwly's wharf for Philadelphia every
ni nriiig, (except Sundays,) precisely at 6 o'clock; returning
smIune day, with the passengers front Philadelphia; putting those
bound South on board the Norfolk boats in the river, and those for
WXashington and the West at Baltimore, in time for the evening
train of cars.
Passage $4. Meals as usual.
i .'*" .Za Daily ExcursIon toFrenchtownand back.
.i.St, The CONSTITUTION, going up and down the
saBne diy, att'rds a pleasant and cheap excursion through the
blautifnl scenery oftfre Chesapeake Bay, enjoying the seabreeze
for about nine hours.
Excursion tiottets, including breakfast and dinner, $2.
jitne 27 T. SHEPPARD, Agent.
1) tUi-diCii ta,. ,itS eii.rs.ii 5 Ar a k russ at'rn.
OFrIczs--No. 1135 Baltimore street, Baltimore; and Wall
Street, N,'w Yoctk.
AsseNcvi-Pennsylvania Avenue, between auller's Hotel and
he Treasury Department, Washington city.
CAPITAL PAID) IN $2000,0l00.
PATRICK MACAULAY, President, Baltimore.
JOHN DUER, Vice President, New York.
tJ ONEY received daily on deposit, on which interest wili be
i*t allowed, payable semi-annually. The Company also in-
sures lives, grants anntuities, sells endowments, and executes
Of/the rates ofinsurance ofSo $100 an a single lif
ANNUAL P atMUM.
Ag. I year. 7years. Forlife. Age. 1 year. 7 years. FPc
14 72 86 1 53 38 1 48 1 70
1i 77 88 1 56 39 1 57 1 76
16 84 90 1 62 40 1 69 1 83
17 86 91 1 65 41 1 78 1 88
18 89 92 1 69 42 1 88 1 89
19 90 94 1 73 43 1 89 1 92
20 91 95 1 77 44 1 90 1 94
21 92 97 1 $2 45 1 91 1 96
22 94 99 I 88 46 1 92 1 98
23 97 1 03 1 93 47 1 93 1 99
24 99 1 07 1 98 48 1 94 2 02
25 1 00 1 12 2 04 49 1 95 2 04
26 1 07 1 17 2 11 50 1 96 2 09
27 1 12 1 23 2 17 51 1 97 2 20
28 1 20 1 28 2 24 52 2 02 2 37
29 1 28 1 35 2 31 53 2 ID 2 59
30 1 31 1 36 2 36 54 2 18 2 89
31 1 32 1 42 2 43 55 2 32 3 21
32 1 33 1 46 2 50 66 2 47 3 56
33 1 34 1 48 2 57 7 2 70 4 20
34 1 35 1 50 2 64 b8 3 14 4 31
35 1 36 1 53 2 76 b9 3 67 4 63
36 1 39 1 57 2 81 60 4 35 4 91
37 1 43 t 63 2 90
Applications, post paid, may be addressed to PATRICK
MACAULAY, Esq., President, Baltimore; or MORRIS ROB-
INSON, Esq., Vice President, New York; to which immediate
attention will be paid.
Applications may also be made personally, or by letter, post
paih, to FRANC IS A. DiCKINS, Esq. Agent for the Company in
tile City of WASHINGTON. His office is on Pennsylvania Ave-
niue,between Fuller's Hotel and 15th street. ap 23-dily
15AL' It lIEW liVE INSUI(ANUUC O C fMPAL ,
JOHN J. IDONALD)SON, PRESIDENT,
N3URES LIVES for one or more years, orforlife.
IRates for One Hfundred Dollars.
As, One year. Seven years. Forlife.
2S 1.00 1.12 2.04
2O 1.31 1.36 2.36
as 1.36 1.53 2.75
40 1.69 1.83 3.20
5 1.91 1.96 3.73
tf 1.96 2.09 4.60
5 2.32 3.21 .78
60 4.35 4.91 7.00
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
60 years ofage, 10.65 percent.
65 do. 12.27 do. > perannum.
70 do. 14.19 do.
Por 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 Corpany also executes trusts; receives moneyon deposit,
;..,' rest semi-annually, or compounding it, and makes
i., 6... I f contracts in which life or the interest of money is in.
solved. WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
H. .ildwin, Richmond, Va.
U. Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A.S. ridball, Winchester, Va.
G-ortse Richardis, T,eesbhinrg, Vs. mar l-ly
E NG IASH BLACK INK.-W. FISCHER has just
A op ened a quantity of fine extra Writing Black Ink, in quar-
jugs, which lie has recently imported direct irom the manufactu-
rers, Messrs. Cooper and Phillips, of London. This Ink is said
to be the best that has ever been offered for sale in this country,
and is highly approved of in the public offices. For sale only at
Stationers' Hall. sept 4
TI HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber has
obtained fiomn the Orphans' Court of Washington County,
in the District of Columbia, letters ofadministrationon the personal
estate of John H. Grimes, late of said County, deceased. All per-
sons having claims against the deceased are hereby warnedto
exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on
or before the 16th day of November next; they may otherwise,
by law, be excluded from all benefit of said estate.
Given tinder my hand this 16th day of November,. 1840.
nov 17-law3w J. F. CALLAN, Administrator.
AI)Y BULWER'S NEW WOtO K.-The Budget of
the Babble Family, by Lady Lytton Bulwer, 2 vols.
Samt Slick on his Journey, or the Sayings and Doings ofSam
Slick, the ClI ekmaker, third series.
Humnphrey's Clock, No. 14, are expected this day, and will be
for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation among the subscribers
to the Waverley Circulating Library. nov 18
HISTORY ANDI) GiatOGRAPHY OF THE MIS-
SISSIPPI VALLEY, by Timothy Flint, to which
is added the Physical Geography of the Atlantic Slates, and of
the whole continent, second edition, in one large octavo volume.
A few copies of this valuable work are this day received for sale by
F. TAYLOR, price 82 75, published at 84. nov 18
p UBLIC LANDS.-General Public Actsof Congress re-
specting the sale and disposition of the public lands, with
the inst uetions issued from time to time by the Secretaries of the
Treasury and the Commissioners of tie General Land Office, and
the official opinions of the Attorneys General on questions arising
under the Land Laws, running from 1776 to the present time. 2
vols. octavo, with many large Maps, Plats, EngravingsofSurveys of
lndian lands, reservations, &c. A few copies only for sale by
june 29 F. TAYLOR.
EW BOOKS.-The Young Prima Donna, a Romance
NJ of the Opera, by Mrs. Grey, author of the [uke, Contin-
uation of the Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reign
ofthe Stuarts, including the Protectorate, by John Heneage Jease,
also Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 of Charles O'Nalley, the Irish Dragoon,
this day received and for sale by W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors
West of Brown's Hotel Wt 21
FO)R REST, the three-story brick dwelling, with PATRIOTIC BANK,
the extensive warehouse and I -. -ii -. ,AS1.... AsHINGTOtr, NOVEMBnR 5, 1840.
S fronting on the basin, at the .--.. i- ..(,. ,h .., tl..- A T a meeting of the President and Directors this day, the fol-
Washington canal. Attached to the building are al-o stabling XW lowing preamble and resolution were adopted, viz.
and other convenient outhouses. To a good tenant the torms Whereas, it is required by law that a general meeting of the
will be favorable. Apply to Richard Barry, near the premises,. stockholders om this Institution shall be held within six months
nov 21-eo3t froium tie 3d day of July last, for the purpose of deciding on the
FOR REN T-Th e house recently occupied by the propriety of authorizing the President and Directors thereof, for
subscriber, on 13th street scs, between, C nt streets h time being, to file their declaration, in writing, in the office of
nocrth rtine locatisteti oiesidbetneuamong theandHstrueetsthe Secretary of the Treasury, assenting to and accepting the ex-
ainorth ; the location is considered amongthe most pe- tension of its charter, as granted by the act of Congress, passed
ant in the city, and possession may be had immediately.
nov 21-2aw2w W. W. BILLING. on the 3di day of July, 1840, entitled An act to continue the cor-
po ate existence ofthe Banks in the District of Columbia, for cer-
Jh i FAIRVIEV' FOR RENT.-Tbat very plea- tiin purposes"' Therefore be it
sant residence on Fairview Hill, situated near the cen- Resolved, That a general meeting of the stockholders for the
S tre of square 513, fronting on M street north, between said purpose, and for the purpose of considering other subjects that
4th and 5th streets west, now occupied by Lund Washington, Sen. maiy be submitted, be, and the same is hereby, accordingly called
Esq, will be for rent on the 1st day of January next, when Mr. for Monday, the 2lstday of December next, to be held at the Bank-
Washington's lease will expire. Possession may be had earlier inm House of the Institution in this city at 11 o'clock A. M.
by application to him. I r-r ir in, the Minutes.
The house contains nine rooms and cellar, with about 3J acres
of land, in good order and easy of cultivation, and a pump of ex-
cellent water near the house.
For further particulars, inquire of
JAS. A. KENNEDY,
nov 4-eolm City Post Offi1e.
F FOR RENT.-The large three-story house adjoining S
the six buildings, with a good stable and carriage house.
S Possession can be irad immediately. Apply to N. A.
oct 5-eotf W. WORTHINGTON.
UCKIWHEAT.-We have just received 20 half barrels
superior Philadelphia buckwheat.
WATERS & DELANY,
nov20-3t Corner 7th and Estreets.
HAMPAGNE.-200 baskets of Hygeia superior Ciham-
pagne, in quart and pint bottles, just imported from France,
and for sale by PHINEAS JANNEY, Alexandria,
Who ihas in store a good stock of fine Old Madeira and Port
Wines, in pipes, J do. I do. and s do.
And 825 dozen bottles of Madeira and Port Wines, in boxes of 1
and 2 dozen each.
Also, fine Claret, Sauterne, and Hock Wines.
Amongst these Wines will be found some of the inmoEt superior
quality that can be produced. Some ofthe Madeira, bothin casks
and bottles, has been a voyage of 15 months to thie East Indies andt
returned perfect, nov l9-eo7t
(. IOOD LETTER PAPER, faint lined, at 3 dollars
per ream, a most excellentand cheap article. Also, a great
variety of Paper at the lowest prices, at time Bookstore of
sept 28 Between 9th and 10th sts. Penn. avenue.
C HARTISM, by Tlhomas Carlyle. -"It never smokes
but there is fire."-Old Proverb. Just published, and this
day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, Carlyle's Life of Schiller, with an examination and cx-
tracts of his works, I vol.; Goethe's novel of Wilihehlu Meister,
translated by Carlyle; Carlyle's French Revolution, a history, in
*** Will be received in a day or two Miscellanies," in 4
volumes, and Sartor Resartus," in I volume, by time same au-
thor. nov 20
UTHERFORD'S INSTITUTES OF NATION-
AL LAW, Cheap-Last and best edition, both volumes
comprised in one octavo volume cf 596 pages, in full law bind-
ing, price 81 75, (published at 84.)
oct26 F. TAYLOR.
C OACH VARNISH.-Coach Varnish, of Smith's, Rus-
sell's, and other's manufacture.
Furniture, Black Japan, Drying Japan, and Spirit Varnishes.
For sale at
nov 13 TODD'S Drug Store.
MERICAN LAMP LLACK.-950 ibs. Virginia Lamp
Black, superior article to any imported. Just received at
oct 21 TODD'S Drug Store.
C YCi.OPEDIA OF HISTORY, arranged alphabeti-
cally for immediate reference, and forming a complete body
of information on History, Biography, anid Geography, both an-
cient and modern ; containing also a full and complete Chronolo-
gy, and very numerous illustrative engravings ; 708 pages hand-
somely printed, handsomely and strongly bound. Price only $2 50.
sept 16 F. TAYLOR.
OETHE'S NOVEiL OF WILBHEILM MElI-
TER, translated from the German, by Carlyle, author of
Carlyle's French Revolution. Humphrey's Clock, No. 13. The
Lady's Book, for November, 1840. Just received by
nov 9 F. TAYLOR.
-3 liE PRINCIPLES OF FiREE TRADE, hy
K Condy Raguet, new edition, complete in one octavo vol.
just published and for sale by F. TAYLOR. This edition con-
tains the names of the Members of there Free Trade Convention
held in Philadelphia in 1831.
Also, Raguet on Currency and Banking, new edition, 1840.
History of thie Federal Goverument for fifty years, from March,
1789, to March, 1839, by Alden Bradford, I vol. octavo, 1840.
Jeremy Bentham on Legislation, 2 vols. 1840.
Carey s Principles of Political Economy, treating of the causes
which retard increase in the numbers of mankind, and of the
causes which retard improvement in the political condition of
men, I vol. octavo, 1840.
McCulloch's Commercial Dictionary, last edition.
And a large collection of all other of thie most valuable works
on Political Economy and all its various branches, sept 18
IEW NOVEL.-The Y s.,. P,;,., ........ lby Mrs. Grey,
1- authorof TheD'ike; Hut,. .l.,-'.'- -i i ..- hN 12; and tihe
continuation (in two volumes) of Jesse's Court of England under
the Stuarts and thie Protectorate, are just published, and this day
received for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation from the Wa-
verley Circulating Library. oct 17
OCAIHONTAS, A Legend, with histmical and tradi-
tionary notes, by Mrs. M. M. Webster. Contents.-The
Wife, the Mother, Matoa's lament at her mother's grave, Matoa,
a family sketch, Nantaquas, the exile, thie return, the visit and
prophecy, the captivity, the landing, Pocahontas's baptism, tihe
marriage and departure of Pocahontas, an unlooked-for adven-
ture, the embarcation and voyage, the conclusion, notes.
Just published and for sale at thie Book and -' -j. i Store of
R. I %R N it.AM,
sept 28 Between 9th and o10th streets, Penn.avenue.
f E BON TON, or Monthly Mirror of time latest fashions
L of London and Paris for October, 1840. This work is pub-
lished monthly, at the low price of 15 cents per number, contain-
ing I7figures, steel and copper, neatly colored and stitched, with a
delineation of tire prevailing fashions in London and Paris at tIle
time of the departure of tihe steamers.
For sale at the Bookstore of R. FARNIHAM,
oct 7 Between 9th and 10th streets, Penn. Avenue.
EW BOOK--CUODLIBET.-tContainingsome an-
S nsals thereof, with an authentic account of the origin and
growth of the borough, and the sayings and doings of sundry of
the towns-people, interspersed with sketches of the most remark-
able and distinguished characters of that place and its vicinity,
edited by Solomon Si. .,. -,n.] i ..I....- .. I... ; t- .1 ty pub-
lishedandfor sale -y \" NM ilti:,-r I N,
sept 25 4 doors west of Brown's Hot'l.
CONOtmtICAL LIIAIAK I.--Just putbiisunid and this
day received for sale by F. TAYLOR, the lirst and second
volumes of the Economical Library, containing Tales of Hu-
mor," to be followed by other volumes of the same cheap series,
large type, well printed, with paper covers. Price 25 cents per
The succeeding volumes will be for sale, as soon as they are
published, either singly op together, by F. T. sept 21
LACK JAPAN VARN ISH-For ir--n railing, grates,
coach work, and iron work generally, for sale at
nov 20 TODD'S Drug Store.
MILITARY HISTORICAL LIBRARY-Now piub-
.1 fishing in Paris. in large octavo volumes, with very numer-
ous Topographical and Military Maps and Engravings, dedicated
to the Army and National Guard of France.
mC'estlapr.. ns.t. i. r ,. I '- .. ra,,t.;,. ,, -neme
collection les it .- i 'i i- ., .. .' r .1. !.1,. t 1 t i r. C e
travail est fait par deux homices des lettres; et commnie il ne sont
etrangers ni l'un ni i'autre a la science des marines, ilscomprennent
tout ce que cette tache offre de diffimile."-Extract from the
Volume 1. On the Tactics of the Greeks, (Thueydides, Xeno-
Volume 2. On the Roman Armies and Soldiery, (Polybius.)
Volume 3 will contain The Military Memoirs of Napoleon.
To be completed in six volumes, the first and second of which
are now received, and may be examined at the bookstore of
oct 14 Agent for the Paris Publishers.
AVERLEY NOVELS, (St. Valentine's Day.)
S A further supply of the cheap edition of the Waverley
Novels is this day received, and for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
sept 7 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
M OORE'S LIFE (OF BYRON.-Just published a
new edition of ThIe Life of Lord Byron, with Ins letters
and journals, by Thomas Moore.
As a composition it deserves -. I.: i .: -i .. c" best spe-
cimens of English prose which (-.r -.: i, I r *.' '
The Letters, at least those which were sent from Italy, are
among the best in our language. They are less affected than
those of Pope and Walpole ; they have more matter in them than
those of Cowper."
And if the epistolary style of Lord Byron was artificial, it
was a rare and admiratble instance of that highest art which can-
not be distinguished from nature."-Macaulay's Mllisccllanies,
Complete in 2 octavo vols., handsome edition, wilm portraits.
Price $3 25. Just received by F. TAYLOR.
CORPORATION SIX PER CENT. STOCK.--
S Corporation six per cent. stock for sale in lots to suit.
nov 19-3t Auct. and Comm. Mer.
LORA'S LEXICON,an Interpretation ofthe Language
aud Sentiment of Flowers, with an outline of Botany and a
Poetical Introduction, by Catherine H. Waterman ; Floral Biog-
raphy, or Chapters on Flowers, by Charlotte Elizabeth; The
Sentiment of Flowers, or Language of Flora, with colored plates;
also, The Language of Flowers, with Illustrative Poetry ; to which
is now first added the Calendar of Flowers, &c. are for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
july 14 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
1IANK OF CHE METROPOtA5, WASHINGTON, SEPT. 8, 1840.
T a meeting of the President and Directors this day, the fol
lowing preamble and resolution were adopted, viz.
WHEREAS it is required by law that a General Meetingof the
Stockholders of this institution shall be held within siji months
from the 3d day of July last, for the purpose of deciding on the
propriety '.ii ;. h ii-,.. President and Directors thereof, for
the time ..1, ii.. ,r declaration in writing in the office of
ihe Secrtcl.i.j I .. I ,..j',ry assenting to and accepting the ex-
tension ofits charter, as granted by th, act ofCongress passed on
the 3d day of July, 1840, entitled "An act to continue the corpo-
rate existence of the Banks in the District of Columbia for cer-
tain purposes ;" therefore be it
Resolved, That a General Meeting of the Stockholders, for the
said purpose, and for the purpose of considering other subjects that
may be submitted, be, and the same is hereby, accordingly called
for Monday, tlie 9th dlay of November next, to be held at the bank-
ing-house of the institution in this city, at 12 o'clock M.
Extract from the minutes: RD. SMITH,
sept 26- eotd Cashier.
i ORCORAN & RIGGS save lfor sale-
-1 6 per cent. Washington Corporation stock
5 do do do
Bank of I ,.iI.,.. ,..
Do 'i. M.ir.T .,. do
ENITIAN BLINDS made and repaired, on Pennsyl.
vania avenue, afew i doors east of the City Post Office, and
between llthand 12th streets.
WILLIAM NOELL, Venitian lBlind Maker, respectfully in
forms the Public that he is ready to execute, at the shortest no-
tice, and on the most reasonable terms, all work in his line of
g_ Work made up to order, in all shapes and colors, suitable
for offices, halls, hotels, and I.. f.o-, for cash or city accept-
tances. nov I1-cotDecd
A LEXANDRIA I OUNDRY, Steam-engline atnd
Machine Factory.-Iron, brass, and composition cast-
Ings of every description, high and low pressure steam engines,
.i;r,. :, sheet-iron boats, mill and tobacco screws, turning
i. t.. il- of all sizes, letter copying presses, &c. cr other ma-
chinery, executed promptly, and on the most favorable terms by
T. W. & R. C. SMITH,
The above have a very large assortment of patterns for mill and
ii-. r &c- i.:. &c. Also, a variety of handsome patterns for cast-
,.., r ,|,i..:, & e.
They have for sale-
One locomotive engine
One 20 horse high pressure engine
Two 8 horse do do
One 3 horse do do
Allof which are completed, and will be sold very low if early
application is made. oct 3-ly
NTEW MUSIC.-Just received at the old established store
two doors east of the City Post Office, a very extensive col-
lection of new music, too numerous to mention, amongst which
,ire the f -ii i t. -
The I r'.'..I. North Bend, the most popular song exiant
Tip and Ty, do, Bunker Hill song
Pleasing pain, composed by Haydn, Softly steals the fading light
The Evergreen, poetry by G. Morris, Esq.
Lanid Hoe! do do do
Love's Memories, a beautiful ballad
Blessed is He that cometh, from the Oratorio of David
Mv flock, my friends, farewell do do
'Tis well, my brother do do
Come, gentle sleep do do
Good bye, a favorite ballad
The Past, the Past, composed for the Monumental Fair
The better land, by Mrs. Hemans, Fairy rondo, by Fiorini
Favorite French air, an easy lesson
Tell me, soldier, arranged as a rondo
Fantasia, with variations on the admired Scotch air of Roy's
Wife of Aldivallochb, Boston Musical Souvenir
Frankford march, by B. Broiter, Col. Greenough's quick step
Eolus waltz and gallopade, Zerena waltz, by Krugill
A grand waltz, by Ostinelli, Dances brillantes, by Kalliwoda
Elssler dances, complete in sets, with vignette to each.
nov 13 W. FISCHER. I
Orphans' Court, Nov. 3, 1840.
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
SN the case of Robert Keyword), adirinietrator of William W
Keyworth, deceased, the administrator, with the approbation
iffthe Orphans' Court, has appointed Tuesday, the 8th day of De-
-,'.ember next, for :he settlement of said estate, and for payment
.and distribution, under the court's direction and control, of the as-
cets in the administrator's hands, so far as collected and turned
into money, to the* creditors of said deceased: Provided, this no-
tice be published i-. one of the newspapers oe the city ofWashing-
ion once a week for three successive weeks previous to said 8th
lay of December next.
Test. ED. N. ROACH,
nov 13--w3w Register of Wills.
NEW ]BOOKS.- Texas in 1840, or thie Emigrant's Guide,
Ni by an emigrant from the United States, 1 vol.
Chymistry Applied to Agriculture, by Chaptal, Humphrey
Davy, Professor Rcnwiek, and others, 1 vol.
Armstrong's Treatise on Agriculture, with notes, by J. Buel,
Capt. Parry's Three Voyages towards the North Pole, new
edition, all comprised in 2 vols.
First Principles of Chymnislry, by Professor Renwick, of Co-
lItimbia College, New York.
Elements of Mental Philosophy, by Professor Upham, of
The Social Destiny of Man, or Association and Reorgani
nation of Industry, by Albert Brisbane, 1 vol.
Bacchus, a priz,; essay, on the nature, causes, effects, and cure
of intemperance, 1 vol.
octt28 F. TAYLOR.
1g'ABiLE OF THE ,LO D, by the author ofthe List-
i eiter, Christ our Example, &c. Also, a further supply of
Blunt's Sermons. This day received and for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
nov 11 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
Orphans' Court, Oct. 30, 18410.
District of Columbia, W..'..'" -.- '. ;,
N the case of John F. t', i, ...l.......... r i Charles Li-
tIle, deceased, the administrator of Charles Litle, aforesaid,
witi, tlie approbation of thle Orphans' Court, has appointed tihe
fourth Tuesday in November next for the settlement of said es-
tate, and for payment and distribution, under the Court's direc-
tion and control, of the assets in the hands of said administrator,
so far as collected and turned into money ; when and where all
the creditors of said deceased are requested to attend: Provid-
ed, a copy of thisorder be published in one or more newspapers of
the County of Washington ; and this notice to be published once
a week for three successive weeks prior to said fourth Tuesday
in November next.
Test: ED. N. ROACH,
nov 3-law3w Reg. of Wills.
rT'lHE HISTORY OFI EUROI'Efrom the commence-
t ment of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the
Bourbons, bty Archibald Allison, F. R. s. E. Seven volmnes arc
published ; the eighth, which completes the work, will be issued
in London in the course of a week or two from this time. Co-
pies of this work will be imported by F. TAYLOR, Bookseller,
Washington city, fur those who wish to order them. The price
in this country will be about 30 dollars.
No work could have made such progress in national opinion
without substantial qualities. Its vigor of research and its man-
liness of principle, its accurate knowledge and its animation of
style have been the grounds of its remarkable public favor, as
they are the guaranties for its permanent popularity."'-Blaak-
"The History of Europe during the French Revolution is in-
dispensable to all those who are forming collections on this sub-
ject. It is the completion of them all."-Preface to the French
Translation, by M. Paquis.
"The History of Europe during the French Revolution is by
far the most remarkable historical work of the last centory.i-
Foreign Quarterly Review. ljuy 3
tElI.IN(. WAX, WAFERS, AND QlUILI.S.-
5S %'. FluHER bas just opened a very large quantity of ex-
tra superfine red, black, and fancy colored Sealing Wax and
Wafers. Ales, 20,000 superior Quills, which he has recently
imported direct from the manufacturer, sept 4
ETTER PAPER.-W. FISCHER has just received
from the celebrated manufacturers, Jesssp & Brothers,
100 reams blue wove hand-made letter aperr, ruled ou three sides,
a most excellent article, for sale at Stationers'* Hall, where the
very best writing papers, either of English or jmeriean manufac-
ture, are constantly kept for sale. oct 14
USIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS may
be had at the lowest prices at the Bookstore of R. FARN -
HAM, between 9th and 10th streets, Pernsylvania avenue.
N. B. Orders for Music or Musical Instruments, or any articles
in the musical line that may not be in store, will be furnished in
one or two days' notice. sept 2
(IIK HOSIERY, for sale by WINGERD &
25 dozen black and white ribbed silk hose
25 do do plain, nery heavy
50 da assorted half hose
10 do black fleeced silk hose, for winter
25 do raw silk hose, cheap
5 do blue-black Moravian hose
With cotton and woollen hosiery of all kinds pov 19
NAVY SUPPLIES FIOR THE YEAR 1841.
NAVY COMMISSIONERS' OPICet,
NOVEMBER 16, 1840.
P ROPOSALS,scaled and endorsed, will be received at this
office until 3 o'clock P. M. of the 3d of December next, for
famurnishing and delivering at the navy yards Porstmouth, N. H11.,
Charlestown, Mass., Brooklyn, N. Y., Philadelphia, Washington,
D. C., Gosport, Va., and the Baltimore naval station, such quan-
ties of tlh-e following articles as may be ordered or required from
the conmractors by the respective Commandants of the said navy
yards or navy .,w. .,.i. i. i;,,,_ ,. year 1841, for the use of the Navy
ofthe United t-1 ., -.
1. Cold rolled Copper;
2. Round, flat, and square Iron;
3. Superfine Flour;
4. Ship Biscuit;
7. Molasses, Vinegar, Rice, and White Beans.
It is distinctly understood, however, that persons who may offer
are not to have any claim or privilege to furnish any further quan-
tity of any article than may be expressly ordered or required, as
the Board will probably advertise for specific quantities of some of
the articles, or prefer supplying the wants of one station by trans-
fer of surplus quantities at others.
It is also to be understood, that when persons reside it other
places than those near which they engage to furnish articles, they
will be expected to appoint and duly aulhoriza some person resi-
dent at or very near the place of delivery, to receive and act upon
the requisitions or orders which may be made.
And it is further understood, that is cise the person who con-
tracts, or his agent, shall neglect or fail to comply with the re-
quisitions or orders he may receive for articles under his contract
in proper time and of proper quality, the officers or agents of tirhe
Navy shall be authorized to purchase the same, and the contractor
shall be liable for any excess of cost over the contract price.
Separate proposals must be made for each Navy Yard, and for
Balti.iore ; the blank offers furnished to individuals must have aill
the blacks filled up, and must be subscribed as directed in tihe
note on thei face of each form, and they must be unqualified and
Bouads with two approved sureties in one-third the estimated
amounts of thIe respective contracts will be r( quired, and ten per
centaui in addition will be withheld from thie amount of each pay-
ment to be made, as collateral security for the due and faithful
performance of the respective contracts, wh-ich will on no account
be laid until the contracts are complied with in all respects.
After deducting ten per centum, payment will be made by the
United States within thirty days after the said articles shall have
bem inspected and received, and bills for the same presented to
th! Navy Agent, approved by the Commandants of the respective
Nivy Yards aforesaid, according to the terms of the contracts.
The Board reserve to themselves the right to reject all offer
frin persons who have heretofore failed to fulifil their contracts.
Blank forms of offers for each denomination of articles will be
fu'nisbed by the respective Navy Agents or Conomand,,nts of
Nkvy Yards to ..r in .\ r;, fr il...., I ..i lich all
of-rsshould bef- ..1. I. ,., ,.:. .o '.i i which
thty contain. ..'l : i i I. . .. 11 t ..i. i1., Coin-
iandants ofyards. They are of tIhe same quality Ias those of S1840,
bing made from superfine flour. nov 18-3taw
jj To be published three times a week in the National Intel-
likencer, Globe. Army and Navy Chronicle, Eastern Argus, New
hlampsbire Patriot, New Hampshire Gazette, Boston Statesman,
loston M .-ii,'. Post, Republican Herald, Hartford Times, Ver-
sont Gi, II:, New York Evening Post, Trenton Emporium,
Jinerican Sentinel, Pennsylvanian, Pennsylvania Reporter, Baiti-
sore Republican, Norfolk Herald, Norfolk Beacon, and Old Do-
SAILE BY OtJHIIE OF THE ORPHANh' Court
ot Household Furitunre, &c.-On Thursday, 26th in-
slant, will be sold by order of the Orphans' Court, at time yellow
tvo-story frame house on Maryland Avenue, southwest of the
Capitol, all the household furniture and personal effects of tihe late
Tiomas H. Sheckles, deceased, such a -
3ofa, Chairs, Card and Dining Tables, Carpets, Rugs
andirons, Shovels and Tongs, Fenders, &c.
3edsteads, Beds and Bedding, Bureaus, Looking Glasses
olahogany Wardrobe, Washstands, Basins, Pitchers, &c.
NVith Kitchen articles. Terms of sale : all sums of and under
S1), cash ; over $10, a credit of 60 days fur notes satisfactorily
endorsed. ANN SIIECKLES,
iov 20 Administratrix.
VINRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE improved
-E Property.-By virtue of a deed of trust from Richard
WVight to thie subscriber, dated ihe 26th day of January, 1832, and
recorded in Liber W B, No. 41, folios 147, 148, 149, 150, and 151,
of tie Land Records of the County of Washington atd District of
Colmbia, I will offer for sale, at public auction, on Monday, the
306L day of November instant, at 4 o'clock P. M., in front of the
premises, all the west half of the lot of ground No. 2, in square
No. 3201 of said city of Washington, with tie three-story brick
I r:.,: ,it,,i ,-I, 0 it.. ..r ,- r.. thereon, and the appurtenances
.i, r-i.. I .. .i.9,r.. T I .. .. tu I se is one of the best three-story
buildings, fronting south, on F street, between llith and 12th
streets, and now occupied as a boarding house by, Mr. Galabran.
Terms and conditions made known ai the timeand place of sale.
CLEMENT COX, Trustee.
nov 20-eo&ds EI)DV. DYER, Auctioneer.
UTNPAHALLELIED ATTRACTION !i-The cheapest
HBoots in the world !-Ladies and Children's Boots, Slippers,
Sand Shoes.-A. HOOVER has now on hand the cheapest Boots and
I Shoes he has ever yet opened, and certainly the cheapest ever sold
I in % -
% r-. i Boots at thie lowest kind of prices.
Thick and thin-soled do. from 82 25 to $5.
In fact, I have the largest -tock of all kinds of Boots and
Shoes that is now offered in this city. Gentlemen, call and see.
Just received from Mitchel's manufactory, of Philadelphia, an
excellent supply of-
Ladies' Turns and Springs
Misses' Leather Boots
Children's do Boots
Morocco do thick and thin soles
Also, McCurdy's Slippers, Jeffersons, Ties, &c. To which the
particular attention of Ladies is respectfully solicited.
Terms : Ten per cent. cheaper than can be purchased elsewhere.
nov 20-dlaw&2weod opposite Brown's.
N EW MUSIC FOR TIlE GUITAR.-Just received
N at tlie old established store, two doors east of the City Post
Office, the following new music for tire .:i ;
They have given thee to another; It.... evening gun ; When
the day with rosy light; Child of the West; Kate Kearncy, as
sung by Miss Shirreff; Away, away, to tlihe mountain's brow ; The
Ingle side; A life on the ocean's wave ; Love is a trifler; The
nose I gave at morn to thee ; La Cdchucha ; La Cracovieonne
Bunch of flowers, waltz.
nov 20 0V W. FISCHER.
'1 EW STATIONERY AND iANCYARTICLES.
A. VW. FISCHER has just returned from New York and lios
ton, where he has been replenishing his stock of Stationery, Ar-
tists' materials, perfuimery, fancy articles, music, and musical in-
strunments, embracing articles of every description in hi. line. To
a duie appreciation of his stack, and of thie qualities of the articles,
an inspection will be necessary, and which herespecttully invites,
at Stationers' Hall, where a strict unifortumity of dealing is ob-
served. nov 4-2aw4w
7 I I-- H I. ,, r ..l -uI.1 i- ... . ,- u mu --I
from the Springs, at
aug 8-6t TODD'S Drug Store.
SUPERIOR MAHOGANY PIANO FORTE.-Just
S received from Messrs. ( 1., ..-. & Maekays, another roa-
hogany piano frte, within harsh 1.1i.- i superior tone and work-
m nanship, for sale at Stationers' Hall. oct 12
eT 10 FARMERS ANDI) O'ITHERS-LIME.-The sub-
IL strihbers have always on hand, at their Linme Kilns, near the
Washington Glass-works, frcch Wood-burnt Lime, (a superior ar-
ticle for white coating,) Hydraulic Cement in basmels, and a large
quantity of Fine Lira suitable for faring purposes, all of which
will be sold low for cash or for approved rmles I hearing intei-est,
snd payable in April, 1841. 22d street, immediately west ol the
Six Buildings, Pennsylvania avenue, leads directly to the kilns.
EASBY & HANLY.
oct 23-3taw.d&cp2w [AlexGaz Gli GruoretownAdv]
BARGAINS IN COAL STOVEs AND GRATES.
The subscriber, to close sales of his stock of Coal Stoves
and Grates, will dispose of them at less than cost prices. The
Public will find among them an assortment of Russia Iron and
Brass-mounted Grates, Dr. Nott's and Olmsted's Coal Stoves,
and Olney's Coal Burners, to which their attention is invited.
He has also on hand his usual stock of Hardware and Cutlery,
which he will sell at tire lowest rates, wholesale and retail.
Also, a large stock of Cooking, Ten-plate, Franklin, and Par-
lor Stoves, cheap. D. ENGLISH, jr.
nov 5-eolh Georgetown.
INTER FASHIONS.-Miss MOI1 rY t' ,..ut..ii
informs the Ladies that she has just rc -.'s. J i .... i,
North, and will open this day the latest fashions of winter nmili-
nery. nov 19--d3t&eo3w
W M. MeL. CRIIPPS, Cablnetmaker, at his old sand
on 1 th street, still continues to manufacture all kinds f
furniture to order.
I have on hand one splendid New York sofa which will be sold
very low. I have on hand and continue to make those handsome
Lyre Stands that lavg been so much admired by the Ladies,
handsome Mahogany Bedsteads, which I can sell lower than can
be mad in the city. Dining Tables, -.-t. 1.. I-t .... tifuil Ward-
robes; Mahogany Waiters, and u, .,u \V. ... ; handsome
Dressing Bureaus; a few pairs of Ottoman frames, small.
Every thing in my line of business will be sold very low, as I
have a large quantity of furniture on hand. I will sell it on time
for good paper.
N. B.- I still continue my business as Undertaker in the coun-
try as well asthe city. nov 16-2aw3w
SMITH'S COMPARATIVE HISTORY, being the
Contemporary History of the Nations of Antiquity, with Ob-
servations on Chronological Eras, by Joshua Toulmin Smith, au-
thorof Smith's Progress of Philosophy among the Ancients; 1
vol. Price 62 cents. Just received for sale by
nov IIF. TAYLOR.
M ANTILLAS, SHAW Lg, &c.-Thlis day opened-
.NI. Splendid embroidered Mantillas, new shape
On hand, a large assortment of Silk, Velvet, Plush, and Satin
Also, an excellent assortment of Silk and Cashmere Shawls.
noy 23-31 [Globe] P. CLAGETT.
NAVY CommaissoiNtegs' OFFICE, NOV. 16, 1840.
SEALED PROPOSALS, endorsed proposals for Sperm
Oil, Sperm Candles, Raw Linseed Oil, Dry White Lead, or
Painted, as the case may be, will be received at this office until 3
o'clock P. M. of the third of December nest, for furnishing and
t-live.rino' tr-h of tire respective Navy Yards at Portsmouth,
S|1 ,,:. r....r, Mass., Brooklyn, N. Y., Philadelphia, Pa.,
Washington, D1). C., and Gosport, Vs., one-half to be delivered on
or before the first day of February next, and the other half on or
before the first day of May next, the following specified arti-
1st. gallIs. galls. o galls .galls galls. galls.
Spermaceti Oil 150[ 1,200/ 1,200 150 600 1,200
7 -, o aO 5 -0
2d. lbs. lbs. -bs. s Is,
Spermaceti Candles 400 3,000 4,000 400 ,400 3,000
B .- 2l. n* 3t
1st3d. galls, galls. galls,. galls, galls. gallis.
RaSpwrLinsaeed Oil 10 1,200 1,;200 1. 0 600 1,200
2d. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs.
Spermaceti Candles 400 3,0011 4,0010 400 400 3,000
3d. galls, galls I' i-r galls. galls. galls.
Rosy Linseed Oil 90 1,500 In,'" 90 600 1,600
Dry White Lead, of
Aumerican manufac- lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs.
ture- .- I- Ir 0c'-- 16,000 3,000 16,000
Dry Paints, viz. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. his.
Dry Red Lead 20 1,001 1,000 2(1 300 1,000
Dry Vcnitian Red 150 200 200 50 50 200
Dry Chrome Yellow 20 200 200 20 2o1 200
Dry Prossian Blue 201 20 20
Dry Yellow 0Ohre,
French 100 1,200 1,200 1C( 100 1,200
Dry Spanish Whiting 100 1,80(1 1,800 100 100 1,800
Litharge 20 30(t1 300 20 20 300
Lamupblack 20 1,000 1,000 20 20 1,000
The proposals must be made separately for each yard: 1st, for
the Spermaceti Oil ; 2d, for the Spermnaceti Candles; 3d, far
Linseed Oil; 41h, for the White Lead; and 5th, for the other ar-
ticles of Paints collectively; as they will be decided upon with-
out reference to each other, and the price per pound fer each must
All the said articles must be of the very best quality, and sub-
;et to such inspection and tests as may be prescribed bythe Navy
Commissioners or the Commandnant of the Navy Yard where they
are to be delivered, and be, in all respects, both as regards quali-
ty and the condition of the casks and packages in which the arti-
cles are delivered, to their entire satisfaction, or they will not be
Bonds, with two approved sureties, in one-third the estimated
amount of the respective contracts, will lie required, and ten per
centum in addition will be withheld from the amount ot each pay-
ment to be made, as collateral security for the due and faithful
performance of the respective contracts, which will, on no ac-
count, be paid until the contracts are complied with in all re-
After deducting ten per ce.ntum, payment will be made by the
United States within thirty days after the said articles shall have
been inspected and received, and bills for the same presented to
ihe Navy Agent, approved by the commandants of the respec-
tive navy yards aforesaid, according to the terms of the contracts.
Persons making offers must stipulate specifically that they will
furnish, under the contracts to be made, any additional quantity
of any or all of the aforesaid articles embraced in their respective
proposals, which may be ordered during the year 1841, not exceed-
ing one-half thie aforesaid quantities, on thirty days' notice being
given to the contractor.
In case of failure on the part of the contractors to deliver arti-
cles within the time specified, the Navy Commissioners to have
the right to direct purchases to be made for the deficiencies, and
any excess of cost over the price agreed to be paid therefore, to be
charged to and paid Ily the contractors.
ThIe Board reser, to themselves the right to reject all offers
from persons who have heretofore failed to fulfil their contracts.
n' To be published three times a week in the National Intelli-
ecnccr, Globe, Armnny and Navy Chronicle, Eastern Argus, New
Hampshire Patriot, New Hampshire Gazette, Boston Statesman,
Boston Morning Post, Republican Herald, Hartford Times, Ver-
mont Gazette, New York Evening Post, Trenton Emporium,
American Sentinel, Pennsylvianian, Pennsylvania Reporter, Bal
timoro Republican, Norfolk Herald, Norfolk Beacon, and Old
lDmninion, nov 19
S ECTURIES ON UNITARIANISM. by George W.
BurnapI, vol. Price $1. Just received for sale by
oct 23 F. TAYLOR.
ACKEREL, LARD, AND HAMS.-
THB 20 halfbairels mackerel, No. 2, very prime
5 barrels No. I new lard
50 new Baltimore cured iams
10 barrels prime pickling vinegar
50 beef tongues
50 kegs butter, Nos. 2 and 3, at 121 cents per pound
And all other articles in the . In.-, which will be sold
very low. I,1 ILi.%I DOVE,
nov 20-ceolw Penn. avenue, between 12th and 13th sts.
"OR SERVANTS.-Kerseys, flushings, jeans, tiaseys,
IV i snahurgs, plaid cottons, burlaps, and point blankets, which
we will sell to our old custosncrs at prices suited to the times.
nov 19 WINGED & BRADLEY.
S-iKIN-DRESSER AND GLOVER, High Street,
Between 4d and 3d, Georgetown.-The subscriber
takes this method of tendering his sincere and grateful acknow-
ledgments te. his patrons here and elsewhere for the very liberal
patronage which they have extended to him since his appearance
in this place, andl hopes, by an unremitting attention on ihis part,
to merit a continuance of ithe same.
He is happy to infirm them that ho is now prepared to accom-
modate them with every article in his line, such as Buckskins of
every size, quality, and color.
He has also on hand a fine assortment of substantial Buckskin
Gloves, lined and unlin d ; also, lined Fur Gloves; all of which
he will dispose of, wholesale or retail, on ac.eomriaodating terms.
Also, a good supply of clean Deer Hair, for saddler's use.
N. B. All orders from a distance gratefully received, and
S... ii attended to.
'_- H. will make to order Buckskin Shirts and Drawers, or
any article in his line, in the neatest possible manner, and of the
best material. JACOB RAMSBURG,
nov 4-eol2t Georgetown.
If OSIERY.-Just received-
Rich embroidered white silk Hose
D)o open-worked do
Superior plain white do
Do ribbed do do
Do plain black do
Do ribbed do do
Black spun-silk and fleeced do
Ribbed black worsted and Cashmere Hose
Plain black Cashmere and Mohair do
White Merino do
Also, a large assortment of Misses' and Boys' Hosiery.
nov 23-3t Globe |D. CLAGETT.
EWV BH)OOKS.-Jast published, and for sale by W. M.
MORRISON, .our doors west of Brown's Hotel, the fol-
Faber on the Doctrine of Election. The Dew of Israel and the
Lilyof God, or a Glimpse of the Kingdom of Grace, by Krum-
macher. My Saviour, ordevotional meditations in prose and verse
on the names and titles of the Lord Jesus Christ, by Rev. John
East, M. A. The Year of the Church, for Sundays and holidays
of the ecclesiastical year, by Rev. C. M. Butler. The Spirit of
Prayer, by Haunnah More ; to which are added prayers for every
day in the week. Thie Recogninion of Friends in another world,
by Rev. Beni'iamin Dorr. ThIe Communicant's Manual, contain-
ing the orter of the holy communion, by Bishop Hobart.
NARRATIVE OF A TOUR THROUGH ARME-
SNIA, KURDISTAN, PERSIA, AND MESO-
POTAMIA, with an introduction and occasional observations
upon the condition of Mohammedanistm and Christianity in those
countries, by the Rev. Horatio Southgatc ; Sam Slick's Journey;
No. 14 of tHumphrey's Cluek ; the Budget ofthe Bubble Family,
by Lady Bulwer, author of Cheveley.
Also, Medical Science and the Medical Profession in Europe
and the United Slates, an introductory lecture by H. Lindsly, M.
D. Just published and for sale by W. M. MORRISON,
nov 23 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
N UTTALL'S ORNITHOLOGY OF THE UNI-
TED STATES AND OF CANADA,.-Land Birds,
in one vol. of 830 pages. Water Birds, in one vol. of 620 pages.
By Thomas Nuttall, A. MI., F. L. S.
Eaton's Northt American Bo'.any, comprising the native and
common cultivated plants north of Mexico, genera arranged ac-
cording to the artificial and natural methods, eighth edition (1840)
with additions by Professor Wright.
The Complete Grazier, or Farmer's and Cattle Breeder's and
Dealer's Assistant, 1 volume octavo, London. Just received for
nov 23 F. TAYLOR.
A COW LOST.-Strayed from the subscriber, on the 16th
instant, a dark brindle buffalo COW. A liberal reward
will be paid fom her delivery to me, or any information that will
lead to her recovery. JOSEPH BRYAN,
nov 23-3t Corner of loth st. and New York av.
l HANDSOME CANARY BIRDS, &c.-A few pairs
of well-taught Canary Birds of Song, of remarkable beauty.
Also, a flune English Blackbird, and a pair of Irish Skylaika, all in
good health and condition, for sale at the Drug store, corner of E
and 7th streets.
Bird seed of all kinds constantly kept on hand for sale by
nov21-eo3t .J. F. CALLAN.
ERKSHIIR E AND TUSCARORA PIGS.-1 have
for sale two Berkshire boars, three months old, and two
pairs of Tuscaroras, two months old, which I warrant to be as re-
presented. They are all in fine order, and may be seen at my
store, corner of E and 7th streets.
nov 21-eo3t J. F. CALLAN.
EGROES WANTED.-Cash andthe highest market
prices will be paid for any number of likely young negroes
of both sexes,(familiesand mechanicsincluded.) Allzommuniea-
lions addressed to me at the old establishment ofArmfield, Frank-
lin & Co., west end of DukestreetAlexandrian D. C., will meet
with prompt attention.
july 26--awcp&lawdptf QEORGE KEPHART,
I I III IU I I I III '] +l'l1 I I 1 11I ) U L I A N I EIII EIIII I C U o C rIIa t
P ULVIS ANTIEPILEPTICUM1,or Cure agahlst
S Epilepsy.- There is hardly a disease which destroys the
human body so much as the Epilepsy. No greater desire, there-
fore, can be than to get rid of this disease, for which I hereby of-
fer the remedy. I am, at the same time, able to prove listha this
remedy is applied with the happiest effect, and favored by the
most eminent p ysilciansof Berlin, Germany, as Hufeland, Horn,
Bartels, &c. under whose guidance of fonr years' duration I have
finished my studies. The patient is to commence with this reme-
dy several days before the commencement of the full meon ; then
the moon has certainly more influence upon Epilepsy than upon
any disease of the human body. Dr. W. BODE,
Office south Capitol street.
1j, Hours of consultation from 12 o'clock to 2. nov 23-4t
F ANCY GO DS.-1 have received an assortment of New
Fancy Articles, viz.
Crape Leisse, all colors
Black illusion Thule
Do Filet Net
White illusion Thule and Net
Royal Crapes, all colors, an entirely new material for even-
Broche Crape, do do do
Black and white Filet Net Veils
Elegant black lace Chantilly Veils.
With a great variety of other articles, all of which will be offer-
ed at the most accommodating prices.
nov 23-3t I Globe] D. CLAGETT.
OODDS FOR I)DRESSES.-I have this day added to my
G large stock of materials for dresses-
Light and dark colored Gros de Afrique
Black and blue-black do figured and plain
Mode colored Gros de Algiers, figured
Printed Cashmeres, an entirely new article
Rich dark Mousselines, new styles.
not 23-31 t[GlobeIJ D. CLAGETT.
HISHH LINENS DAMASKS, dAc.-l have this
20 pieces fine Irish linens
15 do 12-4 Irish sheetings, uncommonly cheap
20 do 6-4 do do
10 do 12-4 Barnsley sheetings, assorted qualities
20 do 10-4 do do
20 do superior damask diapers, assorted.
nov 23-3t D. CLAGETT.
S OBERT C. CLARKE, Barber & Halr-dresser,
JM respectfully informs the Public that he continues to oper-
ate at his old stand, Pennsylvania avenue, opposite tte Seven
Buildings, where lie will be happy to shave gentlemen and out
the hair in a superior style.
He will also hone and set razors in an excellent manner for
124 cents each. Thankful for past patronage, hie respectfully so-
iJeits a continuance, and no attention shall be wanting ti render
satisfaction. sept 19-eo2m
S ON.IOi0 CASSIEiVJREtS AND VEITINGS.-
A Recently imported-
50 pieces London Cassimeres, assprted
125 do rich Cashmere Vestingt
100 do satin-faced do
25 do plaid and plain Valencia do.
Some of the above goods are of entire modern st) lIe.
nov 19 WINGED & BRADLEY.
NDbL- iLILE.L INK.-tratcis Kidder's Indelible Ink,
S warranted to produce a good permanent lack, for tse at
nov 3-6t TODD'S Drug Store.
1.it1; IN IANA ,b t1.kt. ILAls IJ, Ltl.OA
RE a certain cure for every curable disease; becauna
they not only "..r..,..i.l cleanse the stomach and bowels,
und PURIFY THE bLI-'1', but they also induce a pioperdis-
charge by the Lungs, Skin, and Kidneys; in other words, they
open all the natural drains, and thus NATURE, the GRAND
PHYSICIAN, is left free to combat and conquer disease.
It should also be borne in mind that the above-named Indian
Vegetable Pills are so natural to the human CONSTITUTION
that trot the slightest dread of pain or sickness need be appre-
hended from their use, even by thIe most delicate; at thIe same
lime, if they be sed in such a mariner as to operate freely by the
i)owels, and persevered with for a short time, it will be ABSO-
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PARIs, NOVEMBER 1, 1840.
The definitive composition of the Soult-Guizot
Cabinet could not be ascertained until after the
closing of the mail for London, the day before
yesterday ; otherwise you would have learnt it in
my communication of that date. In common
with all who desire internal and external peace,
and a fair experiment of constitutional monarchy
in France, I suffer disappointment and chagrin at
the failure of the King's endeavor to draw anew
into his councils the two able members of the Left
Centre; I mean DUFAURE and PAssy, who were
originally invited. They would have brought the
majority of their party to the support of the Crown
in the Chamber of Deputies. At present; as that
party is not absolutely or prominently represented
in the Cabinet, the fate ot the Soult-Guizot con-
junction, in the Chambers, is doubtful, and an-
other and worse ministerial crisis may occur in the
first month or fortnight of the session which com-
mences on the 5th inst. The predominating in-
fluence and cast of the new council belong to the
Doctrinaires, who had been reduced to a small
minority; and all the members are decided and
tried Conservatives, as contradistinguished from
the divisions of the Chamber, that claim to be
more liberal and popular. If the heads of all the
Dynastic parties (I refer to the Left Centre and
the Left, besides the Conservatives) could have
been associated in a Cabinet, the Government
would have been adequately fortified against both
domestic and foreign chances; but for this saluta-
ry work there was not time; and it might be deem-
ed nearly impossible, considering the diversity of
clashing personal pretensions and opinions, and
the mutual distrust and dislike too inveterate for
any obligations and convictions merely patriotic.
The present Cabinet is unquestionably superior, on
the whole, in abilities and experience, to theone just
dissolved. GuiZOT'S judgment and general capa-
city for his station surpass those of THIERS ; and
he enjoys, with all moderate and reflecting men,
a reputation for probity, which the latter possesses
with no description of persons whatever. On the
23d instant, the Constitutionnel, which was the
true organ of THIERS, said: We are sure that
the Ministers who have retired will not throw
any obstacles in the way of their successors. It
would be criminal, in so grave a posture of na-
tional affairs, to create new difficulties by per-
sonal rivalry and wretched disputes for portfo-
lios," (departments.) This sentiment is self-
evident truth ; but most of the journals which were
devoted to the late Premier have begun already a
fierce war on the new Cabinet. We may doubt
that M. THIERS and his colleagues will confine
themselves to the vindication of their course and
designs. The announcement that the ex-Presi-
dent of the Council means to withdraw, after the
debate in the Chamber on the Address, to Italy,
there to complete, in literary and philosophical
leisure, his History of Florence, now fifteen years
on the anvil, may be more than doubted. For the
first time since my observation of French public
affairs, anxiety and impatience prevail in regard to
the royal speech-to be delivered on Thursday next.
It must, say the speculators, political or financial,
convey some distinct impression of the policy of
Louis PHILIPPE and his Ministers, who are unan-
imous; and it may disclose new diplomatic nego-
tiations and arrangements, concessions or refusals
of the Allies, determinative of the question of
peace or war.
The new Cabinet, according to some of the
journals, styles itself that of Reconciliatioi,; its
enemies call it that of Confusion, its probable mis-
carriage being certain to make matters worse.
While the Conservative press pronounces GUIZOT
the corner stone of the Monarchy, the Charivari
substitutes tomb stone. The Radical papers, ap-
prehending a speedy execution of the laws of
September, and a vigorous exertion of all the de-
fensive means of the Government, rave with double
fury, in denunciations and menaces, and pretend
that the foreign Powers themselves directly created
and organized this Cabinet as their servile instru-
ment for the most abject submission to their Lon-
don treaty, however or to what extent soever exe-
cuted. Every possible sinister prediction in re-
gard to the honor, glory, and rank, and internal
liberties of France, has sounded, within the three
days past, not merely from such revolutionary
trumpets as the Commerce, the National, and the
Capitole, but from organs pretending to be Dynas-
tic, such as the Courrter Franais and the Siecle.
But the former do not cease to heap imprecations
on TRIERs, whose restoration to po.yer they would
prevent, because it would at least diminish or re-
tard the opportunity which they seek for universal
misrule. It is curious that the daily journal, the
Universe, (modest title!) connected with the cler-
ical or high Catholic party, should hotly advocate
war upon the ground that the London alliance
meant a crusade against the Catholic religion.
The Count DE MONTALEMBERT, an able and
accomplished chief of that party, who had reached
Malta on his return from a tour in the East, per-
ceiving the gross fault committed by his friends,
addressed a letter, which appeared yesterday, to
the Universe, wherein he bears witness and fur-
nishes argument absolving England and Russia
from the anti-Catholic conspiracy. In the eve-
ningofthe30th ult., the party of the Left held acau.
cus, and assembled, as their reporters affirm, eighty
good men and true. They were harangued by their
prophet, ODILON BARROT, and passed a resolution
that, henceforward, they will support by their votes
that administration alone of which they make part
and directly share the responsibility. This may be
deemed a virtual condemnation of TaIERs, with
whom they enlisted without being admitted into
the Cabinet, and who involved them in a real apos-
they which the Radicals did not fail to signalize.
Their chief organ, the Siecle, gives no quarters to
the newCabinet. In case of a dissolution of the
Chamber, they hope to prevail in the elections so
far as to become inevitable Ministers for Louts
PHILIPPE. Baron JAMES DE ROTHSCHILD is said to
plume himself on the overthrow of THIERnas! SOULT
takes his old station at the head of the Council,
and fills the Department of War, for which he is
perfectly qualified. He has just issued a short
proclamation to the army, which expresses ener-
getically hjs resolution to maintain, by their agency,
and that of the National Guards, the cause o
order within, and national honor every where.
The domestic malcontents will understand the
veteran warrior. By the way, our countryman
HEALY, the young portrait painter, has finished a
full length of SOULT, as large as life, in military
costume, which does the highest credit to his pen-
cil, and delights the family and friends of the Mar-
shal by the force of the likeness. In May last, I
sent you a short account of my conversation with
SOULT at one of the sittings. DUCHATEL is the
Minister of the Interior, and, as such, manager of
the internal politics of the kingdom. In 1839, he
occupied the same post, though his special merit
is that of a financier. He has uniformly entered
and quitted office along with GuIzoT, of whom he
is called the shadow, but has always proved, in
fact, the substantial and faithful auxiliary. TESTE,
formerly Minister of Justice under SOuLT, and
surnamed the Marshal's tongue, has accepted the
Department of Public Works. He has stood in
the first ranks of the French bar, to which he re.
turned. Few of the Deputies can vie with him
as a public speaker. The new Minister of Jus-
tice is MARTIN, (Du NORD,) formerly of Com-
merce, also a jurist of the first class, a thorough
man of business, and an able debater. VILLEMAIN,
whom the philosopher CousiN supplanted in the
Department ofPublic Instruction, succeeds his rival
with a general capacity and celebrity not in the least
inferior, and more effective political and oratorical
talents. It is far from certain that VILLEMAIN will
adopt the ambitious and indefatigable CousiN's
grand schemes of reform in the various branches of
public education. CUNIN-GRIDAINE resumes the
Department of Commerce, and is adequate from
experience and intelligence. In the Chamber, he
has represented Sedan, where he established a
vast cloth manufactory. His parliamentary career
dates from 1827. Admiral Du'PERRE, the Minister
Sof Marine, set out as a common sailor, and owes
his advancement to incontestable deserts, intellec-
Stual and professional. His character and powers
are in keeping with those ofSOULT. GUIZOT may
depend upon the loyalty, vigor, and sufficiency of
the whole corps, and in himself he is a host, con-
sidered simply as a French statesman and minis-
terial oracle in the Chambers. It cannot be de-
nied, however, that the whole Conservative party,
in its present composition, and especially the
Doctrinaire, the ruling portion, lacks strength in
mere popular opinion, and in the 'ress a neces-
sary engine of power. They seem resolute to try
what can be accomplished for the supremacy of
the Charter and the protection of monarchy, by
unity ofsentiment, aim, and effort, and the most
vigorous exertion of all the machinery and re-
sources strictly governmental. Most of the under
Secretaries of the Departments have surrendered
their bureaux. In my cursory mention of the
Cabinet worthies, I should have included HUMANN,
for the Treasury, a very arduous function in any
event. He discharged it some years ago, and has
constantly passed for a skilful financier and tem-
perate politician. He has shouldered a terrible
burden, if it be true that the late Cabinet have, by
the armaments, rendered inevitable a deficit of
more than three hundred millions of francs for this
year. The ministerial candidate for the Speaker-
ship in the Chamber of Deputies is SAUZET, whom
the former Soult Cabinet carried against THIERS ;
and THIERS himself or ODILON BARROT will be
brought forward by the Opposition. The Duke
DE BROGLIE is designated in the journals as the
successor of GuIZOT in London. The National
of this day admonishes, in large characters, all the
patriots against a premature rising to demolish the
Government; seeing that SOULT is understood to
desire it in order to crush the good cause at once.
This argues a sense of relative weakness in the
Radical agitators. We have advices from Alex-
andria (Egypt) two days later. No fresh occur-
rence ot moment. Nor have we this morning,
from any other foreign quarter, what would seem
to affect the vital question of European peace.
PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY.
Most of the leading articles of the Paris journals of this
morning are filled with speculations on the line of conduct
which the new Ministry will adopt.
The Moniteur contains a royal ordonnance postponing
the opening of the Chambers until Thursday, the 5th No-
The Madrid Gazette of the 20th ultimo contains a decree
from the Council of Regency ordering the .1 -...- .>fthe new
Cortes, to take place on the 19th March. An..v1. decree in
the same journal authorizes the juntos of the capitals of pro-
vinces to continue their sittings, but dissolve all others.
The Madrid journals of the 24th ultimo state that many
preparations are making there for receiving with all due hon-
ors the young Queen and the Regents.
The Sud of Marseilles quotes advices by the last steamer
from Valencia, according to which Qlueen Isabella It and the
members of the Provisional Regency set out for Madrid on the
Espartero has addressed an order of the day to his troops,
in which he declares that he quits the command with deep
regret, and has only been induced to do so by the grave situ-
ation of the country, in order to accept the Presidency of the
Council of Ministers. He expresses his conviction that,
with the aid of his colleagues, who are, he says, animated
with the same patriotic views as himself, the throne of the
Queen will be respected, and the constitution maintained in
all its purity.
The Echo des Halles states that the price of corn in nearly
all the markets has experienced a considerable fall, and flour
must be reduced in proportion. The average on Tuesday
was 54-53 fr. Every point of the Kingdom, it adds, appears
to have an equally abundant supply.
The United States ship of the line Ohio, Comroodore Hull,
arrived at Smyrna on the 8th ultimo. The United States cor-
vette Cyane, Capt. W. B. Latimer, arrived in port from off
Jaffa the 24th September.
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S LIFE OF LORD CHATHAM.
A Review of the Correspondence of William Pitt,
Earl of Chatham-continued.
In December peace was made-in our opinion, a good
peace-but it became, chiefly through the potency of Mr.
Pitt's eloquence, generally unpopular, and accelerated the
downfall of those who had hoped that it would have confirm-
ed their power.
The authority of Mr. Pitt at this moment is strikingly
expressed by Lord Chesterfield :
I should naturally think that this session will be a stormy
one ; that is, if Mr. Pitt tikes an active part; butifhe is pleased,
as the ministers say lie is, there is no other Eulus to blow a
storm. The dukes of Cumberland, Newcastle, and Devonshire
have no better troops to attack with than the militia; but Pitt
alone is ipse agmen."-Ib. voel. ii. p. 196.
But .Eolus, unfortunately, was not pleased, and did raise
a storm of unpopularity against Lord Bute, much more fierce,
we have little doubt, than he intended, and which produced
consequences of a most serious andl deplorable character long
after Lord Buto had ceased to take any share whatsoever in
Before this storm Lord Bute retired. Proud, sensitive, and
disinterested; not trained, in early life, (which alone gives
nerves for such encounters,) to the bull-fights of politics, he
was sick of his painful pre-eminence, and suddenly, on the
8th April, 1763, to the surprise of friends and foies, resigned;
Mr. Fox, at the same time, i. I ia,.' th.: lead of the House
of Commons, a distinction which he had so long coveted and
for so short a time enjoyed. Mr. George Grenville succeeded
to both, in the united offices of first Lord of the Treasury
and Chancellor of the Exchequer. This change, instead of
appeasing, only inflamed the virulence of faction against Lord
Bute, whose mete puppets the new ministers were supposed
This administration, rickety from its birth, was still further
weakened by the sudden death of Lord Egremont, one of the
Secretaries of State, on the 20th August, 1763; and Lord
Bute, not only without any concert with them, but with en-
tirely oppositee views to therts, undertook, by the King's comn-
mands, to endeavor to mediate the return of Mr. Pitt to his
Majesty's service, which lite justly thought would be a pan-
acea for all the public disease.
Lord Bute's interference seems to have been confined to
mediating an interview between the King and Mr. Pitt, at
which every thing was graciously conducted, and, as appear.
ed, amicably arranged. This was on Saturday, the 27th; and
on Sunday, Mr. Pitt went down to communicate the whole
to the Duke of Newcastle, fully persuaded, from the King's
manner and behaviour, that "the thing would do." On
Monday, however, Mr. Pitt had another interview, at which
the scene changed, and the whole design was abandoned.
Hlow or why so promising a negotiation so suddenly failed
has always been a mystery-whi,:h we had hoped these Da-
pers would have explained ; but they do not.
We look upon the failure of this projected administration
as, in all its various consequences, one of the most important
and lamentable events of the reign of George 111; it wood
p.lobably have stifled the nascent insanity about Wilkes, pre.
vented the American stamp act, and all the other circumin
stances of G. .rve Grenville's subsequent administration
which were L..1t, directly aid consequentially so disastrous
to this country. The failure was Certainly not imputable to
Lord Bute, who must have been mortified, as well from duty
to the king as from personal reasons, at the ill succe-s of a
negotiation which ihe had prosperously begun, and in the de-
feat of which he could have no underhand object of his own ;
for it seems that he had himself determined to take no part in
t. r,.11.-.t...n, whatever it might be. We now know that,
r .i1 th- ii,.. i.,rward, he retired into absolute bonafide pri-
vacy, and did, in fact, contrary to the incendiary accusations
of the time, so scrupulously abstain from all communication
with the king, that he never once saw him in private, and re-
sented, as a personal offence, the indiscretion, perhaps acci-
dental, of a person who once attempted to bring him into the
presence of his majesty in the garden of a country house.
Lord Chatham spoke of something behind the thronegreat-
er than the throne itself." We think we may assert that, as
far as applies to Lord Bute, it was a vision or a falsehood. It
is more near the truth to say that there was something before
the throne greater than the throne itself, and that was the
talismanic power of Mr. Pitt; the lamp of his talents had obe-
dient slaves and a magical power, which were called into om-
nipotent activity whenever he chose to rub it.
Lord Hardwicke's indisputable authority, who was privi
to the whole negotiation, leads us to suppose that it failed
because the King, with that justice which was a market
feature of his character, was desirous of doing something foe
his present Minister, George Grenville, whom the King pro
posed to Mr. Pitt fior the place of Paymaster, saying poo"
George Grenville, he is your near relation and you once level
him." This kiad suggestion, thus graciously expressed, Mt.
Pitt rejected by a cold and silent bow. The King then pic-
posed Lord Temple for the head of the Treasury ; but that
Mr. Pitt also received with a negative observation that
alliances of great whig interests which had supported the
revolutionary government were indispensable," alluding clea'-
ly to the Duke of Newcastle, with whom he was now in
confidential communication. Here the negotiation seems to
have broken off; though we have no explanation why the
King should have been adverse to, or Mr. Pitt so determined
ion, the introduction of the Duke of Newcastle. The King's
last words were Well, Mr. Pitt, I see that this will not do;
my honor isconcerned, and I must support it;" which can have
no meaning but that his Majesty thought that he could not
in honor abandon George Grenville, and those other servants
who had so recently come to his assistance, and whom Mr.
Pitt seemed resolved to sweep out; though Mr. Pitt declared
afterwards that he had no such intention; he admitted that
he had mentioned a great many names, but only five or six
for stated offices." Strange vicissitude of political connex-
ions! to find Mr. Pitt insisting, as a sine qui non, on the
admission of the Duke of Newcastle whom we had so lately
excluded, and the exclusion of George Grenville, his near
relation, and so lately his friend and follower.
The result was, that George Grenville remained minister,
and, being opposed with more than Theban inveteracy by
his brothers, the affair of Wilkes was blown into a confla-
gration. Our readers have already seen (ante, p. 257) that
Mr. Wilkes was, at his entrance into public life, a friend
of Pitt's," and these volumes show that hlie continued to pro-
tess to be so, and was a candidate for office under him. He
was still more intimately connected with Lord Temple, who
assisted in his election for Aylesbury, and made him Colonel
of the Bucks militia, and Wilkes entered, as was his
nature, headlong into all his lordship's politics; in fur-
theranrice of which he now set on foot the paper, more cele-
brated for its accidental consequences than f)r its intrin-
sic merits, called the North Briton, directed avowedly
against Lord Bute and the Scottish nation generally, and,
with great indecency, against the person of the sovereign
himself, all of whom Wilkes accused of being parties to a
Jacobite conspiracy against the liberties of the country. A
young King of the house of Hanover, who held his crown
only by the exclusion of the Stuarts, a Jacobite We can
now look back at that astonishing accusation-which never-
theless produced the most violent and disgraceful dissensions
that have disgraced modern times-as an almost incredible
example of the frenzied credulity ofparty. Mr. Wilkes him-
self, in his sobeier years, laughed pleasantly enough at the
folly of his quondam dupes. One day, in his later life, he
went to court, and George III. asked him, in a good-humor-
ed tone of banter, how his friend Sergeant Glynn was."
Glynn had been one of his most furious partisans. Wilkes
,i'plied, with affected gravity, Pray, sir, don't call Sergeant
Glynn a friend of mine; the fellow was a Wilkite, which
your Majesty knows I never was." In truth, such a ridicu-
lous bugbear could not have imposed for a day even on the
lowest rabble, if it had not been supported by the counte-
nance and co-operation of the great political leaders. But
even that would not have given consistency to such a shadow,
if it had not so unfortunately happened to mix itself up with
the two constitutional questions of general warrants" and
" parliamentary privilege." The intermixture of these legal
questions enabled such men as Mr. Pitt, who disapproved the
violence and despised the calumnies of Wilkes, to use him
as the tool of their own ambition. Wilkes, encouraged by
such support, and hurried on by his own natural indiscretion,
with the recklessness of a man who had nothing to lose, and
the prospect of gaining at least notoriety, proceeded to ex-
tremes of sedition, obscenity, an] blasphemy, which even fac-
tion itself hesitated to adopt. Lord Temple, though he sup-
ported Wilkes at first with his countenance, and throughout
with his purse, found it necessary to disclaim (though in very
inadequate terms') any approbation of his extreme violence,
and professed (no doubt very truly) to have endeavored to
dissuade him from proceedings which gradually assumed the
appearance of infatuation and insanity, rather than faction.
Mr. Pitt took a still more becoming tone ; he professed only
to look to the constitutional questions; and censured the pro-
ceedings of the individual in the most decided and unequivo-
November 24, 1763.-" Mr. Pitt, though very ill, came down
to the House on crutches, and vehemently reprobated the facility
with which Parliament was surrendering its own privileges; but
he carefully impressed on the House that he was merely deliver-
ing a constitutional opinion, and not vindicating the lisel, or its
author. He condemned the whole series of North Britons, and
called them illiberal, unmanly, and detestable. 'He abhorred,'
lie said, 'all national reflections: the King's subjects were oere
people; whoever divided them wnas guilty of sedition. His Ma-
jesty's complaint was well-founded ; it was just; it was necessary.
The author did not deserve to be ranked among the human species;
he was the blasphemer of his God, and the libeller of his King.
He had no connexion with him; he had no connexion with any
such winter. It was true that he had friendships, and warm ones;
he had obligations, and great ones ; but no friendships, no obliga-
tions, could induce him to approve what he firmly condemned. It
might be supposed thathe alluded to his noble relation, (Lord Tem-
ple.) He was proud to call him his relation ; he was his friend,
his bosom friend; whose fidelity was as unshaken as his virtue.
They went into office together, and they came out together; they
had lived together, and they would d: s i L-. r He knew nothing
ofany connexion with the writer of 1iii t.mi.I "-Ib. vol. ii. 269.
At this period we find Mr. Pitt and the Duke of Newcastle
in close and confidential intercourse with each other and with
the Duke of Cumberland, with the view of displacing, as
Mr Pitt expresses it to the Duke of Newcastle, (13th Oct.
1763,) the rash and odious ministry, by some solid union
on revolution principles" (ii. 260.) The first step towards
this object was to have been the adoption of Wilkes's's ide in
the privilege question, in which Mr. Pitt had been led to sup-
pose that Mr. Charles Yorke, then attorney-general, would
have concurred; but it turned out that Mr. Yorke was of a
different opinion ; and though he soon after resigned his of-
fice, he adhered to the legality of the course taken by the
ministry; and his dissent seems to have disconcerted the plan
contemplated by Mr. Pitt and the Duke. The;r confidential
connexion, however, seems to have continued down to Octo-
ber, 1764, when, upon some overture, (but whence or of what
nature does not appear,*) made to the Duke, and by him
Communicated to his ally, Mr. Pitt, the latter took the oppor-
tunity of dissolving his connexion with his grace, in a decis-
ive letter, in which, after stating his resolution to act fior his
"single self," to keep himself free from all stipulations,"
and to oppose or support measures independent of the sen-
timents of others," he proceeds :
Having seen the close of last session, and the system of that
gieat war in which my share of the ministry was so largely ar-
raigned, given up by silence in a full house, I have little thoughts
i. b- usir.(._ the world again upon a new centre of union. Your
ri. t11 not, I trust, wonder if, after so recent and sto strange a
phenomeinon in politics, I have no disposition to quitthe free con-
ditton of a man standing single, and daring to appeal to his coun-
try at large upon the soundness of his principles and the rectitude
oh his conduct."-Vol. ii. p. 297.
But even this separation was not final, for we find that in
1770 Lord Chatham was desirous of renewing his alliance
with the Duke of Newcastle. We had hoped that these
volumes would have cleared up some of the obscurity which
involves the extraordinary alternations of alliance, neutrality,
and opposition between these two statesmen, which had so
laige a share in the political events of half a century; but un-
luckily the few additional lights which they afford seem only
to render the intricacy more perplexing. It is quite clear
(though perhaps the editors give us all they have found) that
we have but a small and imperfect portion of Mr. Pitt's cor-
While the complicated and tumultuous discussions arising
out of Wilkes's affair were shaking the ministry from with-
out, they were additionally damaged by internal weakness
and blundering pusillanimity. About thistime, (April, 1765,)
his majesty had a serious illness-its peculiar character was
then unknown, but we have the best authority for believing
that it Was of the nature of those which thrice after afflicted
his majesty, and finally incapacitated him for the duties of
government, and it is highly probable that this illness was
produced by the great anxiety which these struggles of fac-
tion had produced in the royal mind. On his recovery, he,
with his natural firmness and good sense, saw the necessity
of providing for a regency, in the too probable case of his dy-
ing, before his son (then a few years old) should be of age,
anid he commanded his ministers to prepare and present a bill
for this important object. The bill was to designate persons
of the royal family whom the king should have the power of
investing with the regency ; and surely, of all possible persons,
no one, after the queen herself, could appear more fit to be
named in that list than the princess dowager, thegrandmother
of the infant prince, the mother of the king, who had educat-
ed him with the most successful care, anid whom he repaid
with the most unbounded and well-merited confidence and
affection. But the name of the princess dowager had been
so scandalously implicated in the unpopularity of Lord Bute,
that the pusillanimous ministry did not dare to include her
name in the list of possible regents-giving, by this omiission,
a public sanction to all the odious imputations of which she
was the object. The mode of inflicting this insult was as
mean as the insult itself was gross-for the bill provided
that the queen, or any other member of the royal family,
might be regents; and Lord Halifax, the secretary of state,
being asked what was meant by the term royal family,"
answered, the descendants of George II," which of course
excluded his daughter-in-law, and so the bill passed I he House
uf Lords, on this absurd quibble (only to be equalled by the
celebrated case in Tristam Shandy) that the king's mother"
was not one of the "royal family." It was naturally expect-
ed that, in the inflamed and balanced state of parties, this in-
cident should produce some violent scenes in the H[louse of
Commons. But, on a proposition by the friends of the prin-
cess fior the special insertion of her name, the minister gave
way at once, throwing the whole of the responsibility ,n the
House, and hoping by this shift to conciliate the king, with-
out incurring any share of the unpopularity of the princess
The amended bill passed with little difficulty, to the great
disappointment of the turbulent party, v ho seemed taken by
surprise, and could hardly comprehend how so promising a
quarrel had been averted. It was soon evident that the real
cause of this ominous event passing off so quietly was Mr.
Pitt's declining to take any part in it, (vol. ii. p. 307,)1 though
his party very naturally looked with great expectations" to
the course he might adopt. The inaction of such a man, on
such a point, in such a case, can hardly be accounted for on
any other supposition than that he did not like to risk his
mob popularity by supporting the princess, nor the king's fa-
vor by opposing her; and he probably thought that the minis-
ters, however imbecile for any other purpose, were still strong
enough todestroy themselves without any direct intervention
of his. Walpole, an eye and ear witness to the whole trans-
action, sketches, in his clever way, Mr. Pitt's inactivity:
"Mr. Pitt, who, if he had been wise, would have come forward
to help the Pincess Dowager, chose to wait to see if she was to
be left there, and gave himself a terrible fit of the gout, and
nobody was ready to read his part to tihe audience."-Letters to
Hertford, p. 215.
A few days after the regency question, about the middle
of May, the Duke of Cumberland undertook, by the King's
command, a negotiation with Mr. Pitt and Lord Temple who
was sent for from Stowe, for the dismissal of the existing
ministry, and their own return to power. This failed, because,
though the parties were agreed upon public measures, the
King stipulated for the retention of Lord Northumberland
and Mr. Stewart Mackenzie, whom Lord Temple objected
to as creatures of Lord Bute. Upon this the negotiation
broke off, but the Ministry having insisted on the dismissal
of these same persons, the King had again, through the Duke
of Cumberland, recourse to Mr. Pitt, who, on the 19th of
June, had a personal audience with his Majesty, and again
oa the 23d in company with Lord Temple, when, from some
reasons which are neither here nor any where else that we
know of intelligibly stated, bit which seem to have been
essentially of the same character as the difficulties in the pre-
vious attempt, this negotiation was also abandoned, and the
King was most reluctantly obliged to go on with his former
It has been generally supposed that, at least in the second
negotiation, Mr. Pitt would have accepted the King's terms,
but that Lord Temple was intractable," and probably in Mr.
Pitt's opinion unreasonable, tor it is remarkable that imme-
diately after this transaction, ii. iiiii;,-i.,..ii. Mr. Pitt's re-
cent declaration that he was .,r.'. I i L...1 I'emple for life
and death, an estrangement took place between them. Lord
Temple separated himself from Mr. Pitt, reconciled himself
with his brother George, and declared himself suddenly, as
Walpole says, the warmest friend of the present adminis-
tration." Mr. Pitt, as Gerard Hamilton tells us, mentioned
this negotiation in Parliament, (11th February, 1766,) but
"passed over studiously every thing that related to Lord
Temple's refusal;" and both Pitt anid George Grenville seem-
ed to exculpate Lord Bute from having created the difficulty.
Walpole concludes his account by saying that there is a
mystery still to be cleared up," (Letter to Hert. p. 230;) he
might well say so, for it is still a mystery to us.
But though the precise grounds of difference can only be
conjectured, some more recent light has been thrown on the
general aspect of this transaction, which it is proper to re-pro-
duce. Walpole writes to Lord Hertford (20th May, 1765)
that the "hero of Culloden" had been sent down to Hayes to
tender to Mr. Pitt-
"Almost carte blanche--blanchissime for the constitution, and
little short of it for the whole red book of places, but brought back
nothing but a flat refusal."-Let, to Hert. p. o223.
He then describes the peace of the capital and of the coun-
try as endangered by "mobs and mutinies," and a .- "1
spirit of dissatisfaction," amounting almost to r, l'tl u,',n,"
atd adds, that
1 In the mean time, there is neither administration nor govern-
ment; and this is the crisis in which Mr. Pitt, who comld stop every
evil, chooses to be more unreasoaatle than ever."-Ib. p. 225.
Mr. Burke, too, who at this time was in the confidence of
Lord Rockingham, in a letter to Mr. Flood, 18th May, 1765,
describes, in a striking manner, Mr. Pitt's conduct on this
Nothing but an intractable spirit in your friend Pitt can pre-
vent a mast admirabi', aI..I l.i-. ,.:... [of administration] from
being put together, or, I i *r.--.- .....i| -low whether pride or pa-
triotism be predomiu.ant in his character ; for yoo may be assured
he has it now in his power to come into the service oh his country
upon any plan of politicshe chooses to dictate, with great and hon-
orable terms to himself and every friend le has in the world, and
with such a strength of power as will be equal to any thing but ab-
solute despotism over king and kingdom. A few days will show
whetherhe will take this part, or continue on his back at Hayes
talking fustian."--Prior's Life of Burke, p. 81.
It was not till these volumes had made us acquainted with
the verbose pomp of Mr. Pitt's private style that we could
appreciate the full merit of this last characteristic stroke of
Mr. Burke's pencil.
The circumstances under which the King was forced to ca-
pitulate with his old administration, now called the Duke of
Bedford's, from that nobleman's accession to it as president of
the council, were in every way distasteful to him, and their
personal conduct made it still worse. They were disrespect-
ful, nay, it is said insolent, in the closet ; they questioned his
veracity; they attempted to tie him down by offensive stipula-
tions; and all this in the wretched policy of endieavoring to
gain mob popularity at the expense of their master, whose pri-
vate virtues, excellent understanding, and a constitutional and
conscientious appreciation of his public duties could riot save
him from the odium which, in fact, ought to have fallen on the
factions by which he was encompassed and oppressed.
The King, thus abandoned by Mr. Pitt, misrepresented
to his People, and insulted by his cabinet, soon found his
thraldom as intolerable as it was undeserved, and was forced
to make another, and at last successful, effort to relieve him-
self from so painful a servitude. The Duke of Cumberland
now addressed himself, on his Majesty's behalf, to the Duke
of Newcastle and'the more moderate section of the Opposi-
tion; and through Me mediation of these two dukes, the Min-
istry called the Rockingham administration was formed, with
a facility and on grounds so fair and liberal, and comprising
so many respectable names, as afforded some hope of strength
and duration; but there was one element of strength and
duration wanting. It did not, unfortunately for the King
and the kingdom, comprise Mr. Pitt, and therefore, notwith-
standing all its other merits, hardly dragged itself through
one year of existence. Another great misfortune! it was
yet time to have healed the American wound, and if the one
The m tter, whatever it may have been, was conveyed to the
Duke of Newcastle in two letters from Sir George Yonge, M. P.
for Honiton ; and the Duke, in submitting the letters for Mr. Pitt's
advice, says, "the subject seems to be delicate, and to require
t Junius to the Duke of Bedford,
master-mind had been guiding, instead of distracting, the
public councils, what dissensions and disasters might have
been prevented !
Though Mr. Pitt had "unaccountably" (as he always
said) failed in making an administration, there seems to have
been a reasonable expectation that he would have soon taken
a share-the lion's share, no doubt-in the Rockingham
Ministry; or that, at least, hlie would have given it that coun-
tenance and support without which it could not hope to exist
a session. But it was not so.
The warmest panegyrists of Mr. Pitt are obliged to confess
that his conduct towards the Rockingham administration is
the least satisfactory part of his history, [Thackeray, vol. ii
p. 76,] They had only accepted the government, when Mr.
Pitt had declined it, and accepted it, (some of the principals
at least,) if not with Mr. Pitt's advice, at least with his con-
currence : they repealed the stamp act, conferred a peerage on
his friend, Lord Camden, and showed, on every occasion, the
greatest deference to Mr. Pitt. A small but remarkable cir-
cumstance proves how well-disposed they were to conciliate
him. His solicitor, Mr. Nuthall, appears to have been much
in his political as well as his legal confidence: one of the first
acts of Lord Rockingham was to appoint Mr. Nuthall to the
important and confidential office of Solicitor to the Treasury;
an appointment which, as Mr. Nuthall states, he could only
owe to the friendship with which Mr. Pitt honored him.
We know enough of politicians in general, and of Mr. Pitt
in particular, to be assured that the very fact of not being in
office inevitably produces an alienation from, and dissatisfac-
tion with, those who are; but we suspect that Mr. Pitt was
additionally dissatisfied, not to say mortified, at the Duke of
Newcastle's share in forming the Rockingham administration,
[ii. 3415,] and that this indisposition towards that Duke was
extended to the whole Ministry.
In the debate on the address, Mr. Pitt made a kind of
double speech, in his best style. He was civil to the Minis-
ters, but could, he said, not give them his confidence; and then,
bowing to the Treasury bench, in a manner not quite in or-
der, but full of grace and dignity, addressedithem: Pardon
o-. .. iii... ii, but confidence is a plantof slow growth in an
I.'..l I .11 This apostrophe made great sensation at the
moment, and is still quoted as a specimen of Mr. Pitt's pecu-
liar style ; but in truth the interest created was not by the dra-
matic manner, but by the important fact that the new Minis-
try had not the confidence of Mr. Pitt; or, in other words,
that, unless they could satisfy him, their days were numbered.
Hie expressed with an eloquent enthusiasm, tempered, how-
ever, by much courtesy and moderation towards the present
Ministers, his strong disapprobation of the recent course of
American policy, its folly and its danger. This called up
George Grenville, who defended the measures of the late
Ministry as right in themselves, and sanctioned as to their
principle by Parliament, without a dissentient voice ; and he
added (we believe too truly) that the "seditious spirit of the
coloniei owed its birth to factions in that House." To this
Mr. Pitt replied, in what-to evade the rules of the House
against speaking twice in the same debate-he called a por-
tion of his speech which he hiad reserved, but was now forced
from him. tie answered Grenville with a contemptuous
gravity,designating him as the gentleman who had spoken,"
without the usual prefix of honorable; he defended himself
from the charge -ith i ,1, .t-. his speeches, given birth to sedi-
tion in Amnerica; he asserted, in the broadest terms, the su-
preme right of the mother country on all points except the
taxation of an unrepresented people-" the distinction between
legislation and taxation being," he said, essential to liberty;"
which is, we confess, a distinction not very intelligible to us;
and concluded by recommending lenient measures, with a
quotation from a ballad which, in any other mouth, would
have appeared trivial, but from his was accepted as the apoph-
(hegm of a sage:
Be to her faults a little blind,
Be to her virtues very kind."
This speech, powerful in its effect at the moment, is also
remarkable for containing the first germ of Parliamentary
There is on idea in some, that the colonies are virtually re-
presented in hits IHouse. I would fain know tby whom an Ameri-
'an is represented here Is lie represented by any I. i rl,. f the
hire, i n any county in this kingdom? Would to C. 1 i...i res-
pecrtable repreaentatioo was augmented to a greater number! Or
will you tell him that ie is represented by any representative of
Sbrrough-a borough whith its own representatives never saw?
rhia is what is called 'the rotten part of the Constitution.' It
.m.annot continue a century; if it does not drop, it must be ampu-
tated."-Speech, Jan. 14, 1766.
Lord Chatham, many yeats after, reproduced the same
image on the same subject, but with a different and, we think,
a much justcr conclusion:
"The I . h of mhe country have been properly enough called
the rotte: i "' i the Constitution, and, without entering into any
invidious particularity, I have seen enough to justify the appella-
tion. But, in my judgment, my Lords, these boroughs, corrupt as
they are, must be considered the natural infirmity of the Cnostitu-
'ion. Like the infirmities of the body, we must bear them with
o,atienc, aind submit to carry them about with us. The limit is
mortified; but the amputation might be DEATHn."--Speech, Jan.
We will not here enter into the question of Parliamentary
reform, thus doubtfully and awfully opened by Lord Chatham,
and subsequently adopted and again rejected by his wiser
son: but thus much we will say, that the authority of neither
of the Pitts can be adduced in defence of the special measure
of reform inflicted upon us in 1832, which was conceived in
party rancor, framed in fraud, executed by violence, and
must terminate, as Lord Chatham foreboded, in DEATH to the
There was also another important point in this speech of
Mr. Pitt on American taxation, which requires special notice,
namely, an insinuation that the secret influence of Lord Bute
iil ".,.Ir.l the favors and councils of the Sovereign. To this,
however, Gen. Conway replied: An overruling influence
has been hinted at. I feel nothing of it. I disclaim it for
myselff, (as far as my discernment can reach,) for all the rest
of his Majesty's ministers;" but such was the virulence of
faction, that this disclaimer by a popular Minister, and by a
man of such scrupulous integrity and delicate honor as Mr.
Conway, seems to have had little or no effect in correcting
the calumny. Mr. Pitt, in his long reply, did not even notice
it. When, within a few months, Mr. Pitt himself became a
Minister, it was equally asserted-and by no less an author-
ity than Wilkes himself, [ Works, vol. iii. p. 183,]-that he
too had become the tool of Lord Bure; so difficult is it to
eradicate a falsehood, however notorious it may be, which
faction finds an interest in propagating.
This speech of the 14th January decided, no doubt, the
great public question of the day--the repeal of the stamp acti
but it also convinced all parties that the Ministry, as then con-
stituted, could riot go on. Mr. Thackeray had found in the
papers of Mr. Nuthall traces of an overture made through
that . ,il-,i, 1 l.y Lourd Rockingham to Mr. Pitt, about the
end I I',`l.w'u, 1766; but these volumes inform us, for
the first time, of a still earlier and more important negotia-
tion, one evidently produced by the events of the 14th
Grosvenor Square, January 18, 1766.
"Sir: Lord Rockingham and myself are charged to deliver you
a message from his Majesty, which I think and hope will be pre-
lim inary to -m .. .1 i ; .. iitry.
"I t .. 1.. i. r be, &c. GRAFTON."
-Vol. ii. p. 371, 373.
All we know of the failure of this overture is from a pas-
sage in a letter from Mr. Pitt to Lord Shelburne, (afterwards
first Marquis of Lansdowne, who, about this time, had pecu-
liarly attached himself to Mr. Putt,) which states:
4 o'clock, January 21, 1766.
"My dear Lord: The riddle of negotiation is at an end. I
have seen Lord hotskingham from the King, and am informed that
mis Majesty does not judge proper, upon the report of my answers,
to have any further proceedings in this matter."'-Vol, iii. p. 6.
Two other overtures were made by Lord Rockingham ; one
personally to Lord Shelburne, on the 232 February, and by
him communicated to Mr. Pitt ; and a second on the 26th,
through Mr. Nuthall. It seems clear, from Lord Shelburne's
letter and Mr. Pitt's answer, that the cause of Mr. Pitt's
haughty rejection of these overtures was, that Lord Rocking-
ham only invited Mr. Pitt to join the Ministry, of which his
Lordship was, and was to continue, the head :
"His tone," Mr. Pitt complained, being that of a Minister,
master of the Court and of the Public, making openings to |men
who are seekers of offices and candidates for Ministry."-Vol. iii.
Lord Rockingham appears to have felt that he could not in
hopor abandon the friends who had so lately helped him to
form his administration. It is probable and natural that he
should also cling to his own position as head of the adminis-
tration ; and these were conditions to which the pride of Mr.
Pitt would not submit.
The distrust of hits own power, thus early shown by Lord
Rockingham, soon became general int the public-and even
in ;ihe cabinet; the most influential members of which, the
chancellor, the Duke of Grafton, and General Conway, began
to feel the influence of the great magnet. The Duke of
Grafuon actually flew off and attached himself openly to Mr.
Pitt, with the remarkable declaration in the house of lords,
that he would take a spade and mattock, and work in the
trenches under such a commander." Lord Rockingham found
it very difficult to fill up this vacancy, or indeed any other;
and the administration at length became so dispirited and so
feeble that the chancellor, Lord Northington, thought it ne-
cessary to acquaint the king that they could not go on, and
advised him to send for the great cause and cure of all politi-
cal diseases, Mr. Pitt The advice was not unacceptable to
the king, who must have been fully aware of Mr. Pitt's pub-
lic importance, and seems to havo had, at this time, a person-
al kindness-certainly no personal dislike-to the individual.
So ended the Rockingham administration, after an exist-
ence of one year. If respectability of persons and of talents,
wholesome measures, good intentions, and sound principles
could have given -'Ll.thy, that ministry would have been
strong and permanent; but faction-not even party, but fac-
tion-was the predominant evil of the times. Ministries and
opposition had so crossed and jostled each other in the race
for office, that any steadiness of object or consistency of prin-
ciple was quite disregarded. Lord Bute's administration was
denounced as corrupt and profligate;" George Grenville's
as rash and odious ;" Lord Rockingham's as ridiculous
and contemptible." It was now Mr. Pitt's turn to find that
he himself was unable to struggle against that iprit of fac-
tion and disorder which he of all men had the imot contribut-
ed to spread.
On the 12th July, 1766, he received the king's personal
commands to form an administration, his inijesty acquaint-
ing him that he had no terms to propose, but should place
himself altogether in his hands ; and the king's confidential
correspondence with the new minister, pending the negotia-
tions, shows w.th what cordiality, tact, and good sense his
majesty exerted himself to facilitate Mr. Pitt's arrangements.
Mr. Pitt took for himself the ofice of privy seal, which ren-
dered indispensable his Itanslation to the house of louis.
This choice very much surprised the world:* the reasons
then assigned-and we have no trace of any other-were
age and infirmity, which rendered a constant attendance in
the house of commons impossible. Thisreason did not satisfy
the public. His age was but fifty-eight; and although se-
verely afflicted by his constitutional gout, he had never di,-
tinguished himself in the house of commons by greater vigor
and brilliancy than in the preceding session. This corres-
pondence throws no light on this point, except, indeed, that
the private letters of the family represent his malady as more
real and more severe than his contemporaries were inclined
Having fixed on this secondary office for himself, the next
question was, who should be first lord of the treasury. It
was first offered to Lord Temple, but under conditions which
Lord Temple could not accept. Thecordiality between Mr.
Pitt and his lordship had, it seems, ceased for some time past.
Wilkes mentions the disunion so early as November, 1765,
(Works, ii. 217,) and in February, 1766, Mr. Pitt, in relating
to his wife something that had passed in the house of lords,
said, I am sorry to say that Lord Temple rises in passion
and sinks in consideration" (vol. ii. p. 374)-an epigram
which proves that, though they still called each other Dear
Brother," and Loving 13other," there musihave been a
serious solution of their ancient friendship. Yet Lord Tem-
ple was treated by both the king and Mr. Pitt with great d>-
ference; and the proposition to him had the additional grace
and weight of being made by the king in person. We shall
extract inextenso his majesty's account to Mr. Pitt of his in-
terview with Lord Temple:
RICHMOND LODGE, 15 M. PAST 7,
"JULY 15, 1766.
"Mr. PITT : Lord Temple has been with me, and has desired
me not to see you to-morrow, that he may have time fully to talk
with you. I have therefore entrusted him t,) acquaint you I shall
not expect you then ; but, on recollection, I think it may be both
futility and not void ofamazement, for you to know the substance
of what has passed.
1 opened to him a desire of seeing him in the Treasury, n,8,t
in conjunction with you, chalking out such an administration as
can be formed, c.-i.; .. i..,: the unhappy divisions that subsist be-
tween men, yet i..kn: kit.t presentadministration for the basis
to build on, with such alterations as might appear necessary.
I am sorry to see, though we only kept in generals, that he
seems to incline to quarters very heterogeneous tomy andyour
ideas, and almost a total exclusion to the present men-which
is not your plqn ; hut as we did not come to particulars, 1 hope 1
am not quite founded in my apprehensions.
,I concluded with saying I should only agree to such a plan as
you could with pleasure be apart of; but not to one wherein youth
had not a principal share.
"I should wish to see you on Thursday at eleven, atthe Queen's
house, as that will give you time to consider the whole of this
weighty matter. This letter remains a perfect secret betwixt me
and you, if you think it best that it should.
-Vol. ii. p. 442. "GEORGE R."
It seems that Mr. Pitt wished to retain a considerable
proportion of the late Ministry ; and Lord Temple, who was
much keener and steadier in his political attachments and re-
sentments, wished for a larger introduction of his own friends.
We have an account of the conference announc-,d in the
King's letter, which was clearly furnished by Lord Temple
himself. Lord Temple complained that Mr. Pitt, having clihc-
sen a "side place, with little responsibility," for himself, had
dictatorially nominated to all the other offices, while he, Lord
Temple, who was to have the most responsible office in the
state, was to have no voice in the subordinate appointments.
He insisted on an equality of influence, and some of his own
friends in the Cabinet, Lord Lyttelton for instance, as privy
seal. "That," exclaimed Mr. Pitt, "cannot lie. Great God !
can you compare him to the Duke of Grafton, Lord Shelburne,
or General Conway'"-but added, Lord Lytttlton may
have a pension." Two of the candidates for the Treasury
Board were also to be satisfied with pensions. Lord Temple
answered, That would never do; he would not stain the
buhod of his administration by an accumulation of such bur-
dens." Lord Temple then proposed Lord Gower as Secretl-
ry of State. Mr. Pitt insisted on retaining General Conway.
Upon which Lord Temple said that he saw, as he had said
at the outset, that Mr. Pitt was resolved to be sole and abso-
lute dictator-to which no consideration would induce him
to submit, and that hethought himself ill treated by Mr. Pitt's
assumption of superior authority. Soended-in what Wilkes
calls "a violent breach-a dissolution of all friendship"-
(Works, iii. 181)-the negotiation with Lord Temple ; who
thought, and perhaps justly, that there was no real anxiety
to admit him into the administration-a suspicion confirmed
by the fact that an offer was soon after made to Lord Gow-
or, who had been negatived when proposed by Lord Temple.
Indeed, Mr. Pitt seems to have been willing to enlist men
from all sides, except his old connexions and friends, the
Grenvilles and Newcastles. The result was, the Duke of
Grafton, instead "of a spade and mattock in the trenches,"
was invested with the chief trust and dignity in the office of
the First Lord of the Treasury ; Lord Shelburne and Gene-
ral Conway were Secretaries of State; Lord Carnden, Chan-
cellor; the late Chancellor, Northington, President of the
Council; and, after some characteristic hesitation and waver-
ing, "that prodigy," Charles Townshend, was persuaded to
become Chancellor of the Exchequer. The subordinate of-
fices were filled with very heterogeneous materials. This was
the Ministry which Mr. Burke described with such profuse
pleasantry and truth.
"He [Lord Chatham] made an administration so chequered anil
speckled ; hlie put together a piece of joinery, so croisly indented
and whimsically dove-tailed ; a cabinet so variously inlaid ; such
a piece of diversified mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without
cement ; here a bit of black stone, and there a hit of white ; pa-
triots and courtiers, King's friends and republicans; whigsand
toripes; treacherous friends and open enemies ; that it was indeed
a very curious show; but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to
stand on. The colleagues, whom he had assorted at the same
beards, stare at each other, and were obliged to ask, Sir, your
name' -Sir, you have the advantage of me-Mr. Such-a-one-
I beg a 'thousand pardons.' I venture to say it did so happen,
that persons had a single office divided between them who had
never spoke to each other in their lives ; until they found them-
selves, they knew not how, pigging together, heads and points, in
the same truckle-bed."-- Sp. on Amer. Tax.
We cannot omit extracting the autograph note in which
the King announced to Mr. Pitt his creation as Earl of
"RICHMOND LOOGE, JULY 29, 1776.
25 min. past 5 P. M.
"Mr. PITT: I have signed this day the warrant for creating
you an Earl, and shall have the pleasure of receiving yau in that
capacity to-morrow, as well as intrust you with my privy seal-as
I know the Eirlof Chatham will zealously give his aid towards
destroying all party distinctions, and restoring that subordination
to government which can alone preserve that inestimable bless-
ing, liberty, from degenerating into licentiousness.
-Vol. iii. p. 21. "GEORGE R."
And we add an anecdote of the younger, and we think
the greater, William Pitt, who, at the age of seven, already
anticipated his future destiny. The children's tutor, Mr.
Wilson, writing to congratulate the Countess on the new
"My Lord Pitt is much better, Lady Hester quite well, and
Mr. V% illiam very near it. The last gentleman is not only conu-
tented in retaining his papa's name, but perfectly happy in it.
Three months ago he told me, in a very serious conversaian,
' he was glad he was not the eldest son, but that he could serve
his country in the House of Commons like his papa.' "-Vol.
iii. p. 27.
Nensine diis animosus infants!
ITO BE CONTINUED.]
I cannot figure to myself," says his friend and admirer, Sir
A. Mitchell, "any solid reason that could induce him to accept thie
peerage at this time," &c.-Vol. iii. p. 43. "Every body," writes
Lord Chestenfield, "is puled to account for this step: such an
event was, I believe, never heard or read of-to withdraw, in the
fulness of his power aid in the utmost gratification of his ambimioi,
from the House of Commons (which procured hmm his power, and
which could alone ensure it to him) and to go into that hospital of
incurable, the House of Lords, is a measure so unaccountable that
n. I,;,.. but proof positive could make me believe it-but so it is."
--. ',:s Let. IstAug. 1766.
IPTY DOLLARS ItEWAItD.--My Trunk was cut
off from behind mycarriage on Monday evening, about halfpast
6 o'clock, somewhere on the Peinsylvania avenue, between the Ca-
pitol and the west end of the city. The trunk was a very pecu-
liar one, being made in Chins of a single piece or hide of black
stamped leather, with a very unusual padlock. The trunk very
flat and exceedingly light. It contained various articles of wear-
ing apparel, among them one black superfine cloth coat and a pair
of pantaloons; one figured silk vest; one pair dark graycloth pan-
raloons; one dressing gown, figured material, lined with pla'd
silk; one paircloth slippers, worked with worsted. Also, aonuso
ladies' apparel, viz. one blue-black satin mantilla; one plain black
mousseline de line dress; one muslin collar sod pair ofe nffs; a
blue-black silk dress; a body of a colored mousseline de line
dress, and other articles. Some of the articles are, it is believed,
marked with my name or initials; and some of the female apparel
marked Margaret Contee, or with the initials M. C.
I will give a reward of $20 for the recovery of the trunk and
its contents, and $50 for the recovery of the property and the de-
tection uf the robber or robbers.
Apply at Major T.P. Andrews', near the War Office.
nov265-3t JOHN CONTEE.
ALBERT GALLATIN ON THE NORTHEAST-
ERN BOUNDARY.-Now on the way from New
York, and expected to day or to-morrow, for sale by F.TAYLOR,
in one volume octavo, with an appendix and eight maps, "The
Right of the tLit,,..l States to the Territory claimed by them;
principally extracted from the statements laid before the King of
the Netherlands, and revised by Albert Gallatin."
Also, "The School for Politicians, or Non-Committal ;" a co-
medy in five acts, translated from the French of Scribe.
M RS. PARKEB, having just returned from New York,
will open this day (Saturday, 21st) the very latest French
Winter Fashions, consisting of Hats, Caps, Head Dresses, Flowers,
Ribands, &c. &c.
nov 21-eo2wif [ Glo.Alex.Gsz.&Geo.Adv.]
URNITURE SALE.-I will sell, on Thursday morn-
ing next, at 10 o'clock, a fine lot of furniture, among which
we enumerate 1 sofa, ingrain and other carpets, dining tables,
breakfast do., cane seat chairs, 1 dozen imitation rose wood, 1
dozen imitation walnut Windsor do.. shovel and tongs, clocks,
stoves, high and low maple bcdsteads, toilet tables, hair and
shuck mattresses, waiters, knives and forks.
Also, I set gold band china, 44 pieces; 2 sets figured do, 46
pieces; with a large assortment of ether ware.
nov 24-TW&Th T W. MARSHALL, Auctioneer.
STAR'S COUGH LOZENGES.-A constant
S Supply of these popular Lozenges may hereafter at all
seasons be found at
nov 3 TODD'S Drug Store.
CHOOL BOOKS, of every description, for sale by R.
S. FARNHAM, Puen, avenue, between 9tilt and 10t sreela,
Liberty and Union. now and forever, one and
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1840.
Already we learn, from the newspapers, that
Members of both Houses of Congress, from the
most distant points, had set out on their way to
attend the Session of Congress, which will begin
on Monday week. The first arrivals of Members
in this city that we are aware of are those of Mr.
PRENTISS, Senator from Vermont, and Mr. HENRY,
Representative from Pennsylvania.
Alluding to the execrations of the Globe, the
Richmond Enquirer, and other Administration pa-
pers, upon the result of the late elections, by
which the People have renounced them and all
their works, the question is well put by the Louis-
ville Journal: Would not any one suppose,
' from their ravings, that they regard the ballot-
' box as the box of Pandora ?"
CUTHBERT POWELL is presented as a candidate
for Congress in that district in Virginia which is
now represented by Mr. McCARTY, who (as we
learn from the Warrenton Times) declines being
a candidate for re-election.
We learn from the Louisville Public Advertiser
of the 18th instant, that Gen. HARRISON (the Pre-
sident elect) arrived in that city on the preceding
morning, and remained there until the 18th, be-
ing welcomed of course with great enthusiasm,
and visited by thousands of sturdy freemen.
At the late Electoral Election in the State of
NORTH CAROLINA, the district represented in Con-
gross by Mr. RAYNER gave a Whig majority of
1,615 votes, and the district represented by Mr.
DEBERRY a Whig majority of 2,314 votes. Who
would not feel honored by representing such dis-
tricts as these ?
The Warrenton (Va.) Times is entitled to credit
for a prediction, made four years ago, which has
been more entirely realized than any modern pro-
phecy within our memory, unless it be the predic-
tion by the Whigs of the consequences of Gen.
JACKSON'S undertaking to "manage the revenue
of the country." We suebjoin a copy of the pre-
"The Opposition, claiming to be contending
for the rights of the People under the law and
Constitution, will hoist their flags with the name
of WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, the soldier and
patriot, the hero of Tippecanoe and of the
Thames, and, at the end of four years, we shall
have another President of overwhelming popular-
ity, who will have the power to mould and shape
our Government as he chooses. We are far
from believing that General HARRISON would
abuse his power ; but when we aided to elevate
JACKSON, we had full confidence in him, and
God defend us from a second military President
coming into power on the vote of an almost un-
divided People! We sincerely hope that HAR-
RISON may now be elected, for very many reasons
besides those assigned above ; for that he is to be
elected on the next trial is as certain as that our
Union will live through the next four years."
We copy the following tributes of respect to
two distinguished Whig citizens from late num-
bers of the New York Courier and Enquirer;
and we transfer them to our colunins because they
have our full concurrence:
N. P. TALLMADGE.
Among other distinguished gentlemen now in this city, is
the Hon. N. P. TALLMADOE, the noble-spirited Conservative,
who for three years has waged a war of extermination against
the corruptions of an Administration which the People have
condemned as being utterly unworthy the countenance and
support of honest men.
No single individual in the Union has labored more incea-
santly, or accomplished more, than has Mr. TALLMADGE dur-
ing the late campaign. His fearless espousal of the People's
cause against the party with which he was allied, was worthy
of the purest patriot in the best days of the republic ; and he
is richly entitled to the gratitude of every Whig who rejoices
in the overthrow of our common enemy. As an evidence of
the incessant labors of Mr. TALLMADOE in this State, we are
informed that, from the adjournment of Congress to the day
of election, he spent but six days and nights at home! his
whole time being devoted to the great cause of his country.
Among the host of great names identified with the last
Whig contest, there is not one which merits more respect
than that of REVER.DY JOHNSON, Esq., of Baltimore.
As aman of talents, Mr. JOHNSON has few superiors ; and
from his conspicuous station at the,head of the Maryland bar,
his blows upon the Administration have told with an effect
which roused in the Tory press a spirit that has sought his
The Whigs of Maryland can never forget his services in
their State, and the Whigs of the Union will long bear in
mind the eloquence, the perseverance, and the untiring ener-
gies of this noble Southron in the great cause of the Consti-
tution. As he was one of the earliest seceders from Jack-
sonism, so has he been one of the most conspicuous targets
for the missiles of locofocoism. But (thank God!) he has come
out of the contest unscathed, and his enemies cannot but look
back with shame (if they can feel the emotion) when they re-
flect upon the character of their assaults upon one so far above
The village of Canajoharie, N. Y. was nearly
destroyed by fire on the night of the 19th instant.
A letter from that place says :
A large fire occurred here last night, in which almost the
whole village was destroyed. About forty buildings were
destroyed, chiefly dwellings. Loss probably will exceed
$100,000, mostly insured. There were two stores burned,
Fero and Erwin's, with part of their stock, partly insured ;
and Wells and Baker's, and a portion of their stock, no in-
surance-both stores owned by the estates of the late Henry
The Georgetown Advocate of Tuesday contradicts the
statement that the new bridge at the Little Falls would be
ready for travel on and after Friday last. It is stated by the
Superintendent that, on account of the bad weather, and the
canal bridge being in a bad state of repair, the Falls Bridge
cannot possibly be ready before the first of December.
PAINFUL EVENT.-While the boat Swsan was lying at
Dauphin, Pa. one evening last week, and during the absence
of the Captain, the cabin took fire, but was speedily extin-
guished by the citizens. It was soon discovered, however,
that the Captain's son, a little boy seven years of age, had
been burned to death in the flames.
The Maryland Medical and Surgical Journal, and official
organ of the Army and Navy wt the United States, under
the patronage of the medico-chirurgical faculty of Maryland,
price only $2 50 per annum, delivered without postage in
the District, or mailed to any part of the United States; or
$3 if not in advance. Each No. contains 125 pages, pub-
lished quarterly, viz. January, April, July, and October.
The last No. issued contains, among other interesting mat-
ter, notes, excerpts, reports, and reviews, from S. C. Lawra-
son, M. D. U. S. N.; W. J. Barbee, of Cincinnati, Ohio;
Professor H. G. Jameson, sen. Baltimore; Dr. Albert G.
Welch, of Annapolis; Dr. J. C. Wick, Baltimore county,
Md.; William Power, M. D. Baltimore ; Peregrine Wroth,
M. D. Chestertown; Professor Aiken, on the Daguerreo-
type process; Dr. Annan, senior physician in the Baltimore
Alms-house; Thomas Williamson, M. D. U. S. N.; review
of Grosses' Pathological Anatomy.
Both this Journal and the last number may be had at the
Periodical Agency, near the City Post Office, where the son
of Mr. Hampton, agent, may be found from 9 A. M. to 4
P. M. who will also receive subscriptions for nearly all other
medical as well ae literary works.
It will be seen from the copy of the letter pub-
lished below, received by the Secretary of War
from the General commanding the army in Flori-
da, that the recent efforts of the Government to
terminate the war with the Seminole Indians by
negotiation, through the intervention of some of
the most influential of the chiefs of that tribe who
had been removed west, have failed, in consequence
of the usual treachery of the Indians.-Globe.
HEAD-QUARTERS, ARMY OF FLORIDA,
FORT KINo, November 15, 1840.
SIR: Early this morning I was informed by the Arkansas
delegation that some of the prisoners in camp had disappear-
ed during the night. On sending out to the Indian encamp-
ment, it was discovered that all the Indians had gone.
Thus have ended all our well grounded hopes of bringing
the war to a close by pacific measures. Confident in the re-
sources of the country, the enemy will hold out to the last,
and can never be induced to come in again.
Bet the day before yesterday the chiefs not only expressed
a willingness but a desire to emigrate to the West. Acting
up in full faith to the promises I had made to them, their con-
duct is only to be attributed to the faithless disposition which
has ever characterized them.
The partial delay caused by the armistice has not tended
to the injury of the operations in Florida, inasmuch as it has
been conducive to the health of the three regiments which
have suffered so severely; they will now be enabled to take
the field in larger force.
Immediately upon the withdrawal of the Indians, orders
were transmitted to commanders of regiments to put their
troops in motion, and before this communication reaches you
they will be scouting in every direction.
Having left nothing unattempted with the means in my
power, I shall now press the war with increased energy, and
hope soon to apprize the Department of the capture or des-
truction of some of the enemy.
I have the honor to enclose to you a copy of the order issued
on the renewal of hostilities.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient
servant, W. K. ARMISTEAD,
Brig. General Comn. Army of Florida.
Hon. J. R. POINSETT,
Secretary of War, Washington.
Among the passengers by the British Queen,
arrived at New York from London, we notice the
following names :
Mr. HODGSON, of Washington, from a mission
to Berlin; Majors BAKER and WADE, Captains
HUGER and MORDECAI, of the United States Army;
and Professor BARTLETT, of West Point.
These officers of the Army were sent to Europe
last spring by the War Department as a commis-
sion to visit and report upon the military establish-
ments of Europe. They are understood to have
been in England, France, Prussia, Denmark,
Sweden, and Russia. Their reception by the
Emperor NICHOLAS is represented to have been
particularly flattering. The day after their arrival
in St. Petersburg, he was pleased to invite them
to assist at a grand review of the Imperial guards
at Czarskeselo, where they remained as his guests
for several days.
"THE LADIES' BANNER."
We learn that a number of the patriotic Ladies
of this city have made arrangements to present a
handsome Banner to the TIPPECANOE CLUB of
Washington, in testimony of their approbation of
its efforts in the great political struggle which has
just terminated so gloriously for the cause of the
People. The design, which is said to be a beau-
tiful one, is already in the hands of the artist, who
expects to complete it in the course of a few
weeks. Our knowledge of the taste and public
spirit of the Washington Ladies warrants the an-
ticipation that the Banner will be such a one as
to reflect credit on their judgment and liberality,
and inspire with pride and gratification the mem-
bers of the Club for whom it is designed.
PENNSYLVANIA ELECTORAL ELECTION RETURNS.
The Harrisburg Reporter contains a table of all
the votes cast for each Electoral Ticket at the late
Presidential Election in Pennsylania:
VAN BUREN TICKET.
J. A. Shulze, 144,010 James Clark, 143,676
Joseph Ritner, 143,990 George G. Leiper, 143,674
Levis Passmore, 144,021 George W. Smick, 143,(;63
J. P. Werherill, 144,018 Benjamin Miffl n, 143,669
Thous. P. Cope, 144 019 Frederick Stoever, 143 6
Amos Ellmaker, 144,021 John F. Steinman, 1431672
Ab. R. Mcllvain, 144,023 John Dowlin, 143,670
John K. Zeilm, 144,015 Henry Myers, 143.667
Robert Stinson, 144,020 Daniel Jacoby, 143,670
Win. S Hendrie, 144,023 Jesse Johnson, 143,660
J. J. Ross, 144,023 Jacob Able, 143,670
Peter Filbert, 144,020 George Christman, 143,665
Win. Adams, 144,021 Win. Sehoemer, 143,669
John Harper, 144021 Henry Dehuff, 143,670
Wmin. Mcllvaine, 144,018 Henry Logan, 143,673
John Dickson, 1144,020 Frederick Smith, 143,672
John McKeehan, 144,018 Charles McClure, 143,672
John Reed, 144,020 Jacob M. Genmil, 143 7c84
A. B. Wilson, 144,017 G. M. Hellenback, 143 663
N. Middleswarth, 144,015 Leonard Pfouts, 143 670
Geo. Walker, 144,017 John Horton, Jr. 143.671
B. Connelly, 144,021 Win. Philson, 143,671
Joseph Markle, 144021 John Morrison, 143 671
J. G. Fordyce, 144,019 Westley Frost, 143,671
T. T. McKennan, 144,012 Benj. Anderson, 143,672
Harmar Denny, 144,016 Wmin. Wilkins, 143 670
Joseph Buflington, 144,017 A. K. Wright, 143,672
Henry Black, 144,017 John Finidley, 143,670
John Dick, 144,014 Stephen Barlow, 143,663
The highest Harrison elector has 144,023
The highest Van Buren elector has 143,784
Harrison majority, 239
The lowest on the Harrison ticket has 143,990
The lowest on the Van Buren ticket has 143,663
Harrison majority, 327
CooPEa's NEw ROMANCE.-We have received from Mr.
F. Taylor a copy of Mr. J. F. COOPER'S new work entitled
" Mercedes of Castile," a romance of the days of Columbus.
If it is half as interesting as his last work, "The Pathfinder,"
we should deem it no small praise.
AMERICAN DEFERENCE TO THE FAIR SEX.-The one most
important, and without which it would be impossible to travel
in such a gregarious way, is a universal deference and civil-
ity shown to the women, who may in consequence travel
without protection all over the United States without the least
chance of annoyance or insult. This deference paid to the
sex is highly creditable to the Americans; it exists from one
end of the Union to the other; indeed, in the Southern and
more lawless States it is even more chivalrous than in the
more settled. Let a female be ever so indifferently clad,
whatever her appearance may be, still it is sufficient that she
is a female; she has the first accommodation, and, until she
has it, no man will think of himself. But this deference is
not only shown in travelling, but in every instance. Au En-
glish ladly told me that, wishing to be present at the inaugura-
tion of Mr. Van Buren, by some mistake she and her two
daughters alighted from the carriage at the wrong entrance,
and, in attempting to force her way through a dense crowd,
were nearly crushed to death! This was perceived, and the
word was given-make room for the ladies! The whole
crowd, as if by one simultaneous effort compressed itself to
the right and left, locked themselves together to meet the
enormous pressure, and made a wide lane through which they
passed with ease and comfort. "It reminded me of the Israel-
ites passing through the Red Sea, with a wall of waters on
each side of them," observed the lady. In any other coun-
try we should hae been crushed to death."
When I was on board one of the steamboats, an American
asked one of the ladies to what she would like to be helped I
She replied, to some turkey, which was within reach, and off
of which a passenger had just cut the wing and transferred it
to his own plate. The American, who had received the la-
dy's wishes, immediately pounced with his fork upon the wing
of the turkey, and carried it off to the lady's plate: the only
explanation given, "Fora lady, sir!" was immediately admit-
ted as sufficient.- Captain arryatt's Diary.
We learn from the St. Louis Bulletin, that the jury, in the
case of WM. P. DARNES, indicted for the murder of the pro-
prietor of the St. Louis Argus, brought in a verdict of man-
Sslaughter in the fourth degree.
THE CITY BANKS.
The following Memorial will in a few days be
presented to the citizens of Washington for their
signatures, and is in the mean time published for
heir information, at the request of its authors :
To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the
United states of America in Congress assembled:
The memorial of the undersigned, merchants, traders, me-
chanics, and others, citizens of WASHINGTON, in the District
of Columbia, respectfully represent:
That the condition of your memorialists, resulting from the
present state oh the incorporated banks in the city of Wash-
ington, is such as, in their opisimon, calls for some effectual
and speedy remedy to be applied tby your honorable body.
It is known to your honorable body that the site selected for
the establishment of the permanent seat of the Federal Gov-
ernment had, at the time of its selection, a very sparse, and,
for the most part, poor population. The first settlers of this
city consisted, principally, of artisans, mechanics, and labor-
ers, drawn together for the construction of the public build-
ings necessary for the accommodation of the Legislative and
Executive Departments of the Government, arid, after the
year 1800, of clerks and others in the public service. For
near twenty years after the foundation of the city, it being
totally destitute of commercial capital and other means, such
as roads and avenues leading to rich and fertile countries, es-
sential for external trade and commerce, very few persons of
wealth and enterprise could be induced to fix their residence
or prosecute an active business within its limits.
It is in the memory of all of your memorialists who resided
here prior to the year 1811, that, up to that period, it was with
the greatest difficulty that sufficient provision could be made
for the accommodation, in tolerable comfort, of Members of
Congress during the small portions of the year in which their
legislative duties required their attendance in this city ; and
even such scanty accommodations were provided at the cost
of the most ruinous sacrifices of the principal landed proprie-
tors and early settlers in the city. So destitute were the in-
habitants of means adequate to promote the growth and im-
provement of the city within the first twenty years of its ex-
istence, that, notwithstanding the influence which the perma-
nent residence within it of the National Government neces-
sarily exercised in attracting settlers, its whole white popula-
tion, at the end of that time, amounted to very little more
than seven thousand persons of both sexes and all ages; and
such was the depressed state of the city during that long pe-
riod, that all who were not in the service of the Government,
or who were not enchained to it by the investment of their
means in real estate, availed themselves of every favorable
opportunity for removing to more favored regions.
As a probable remedy for this stale of things, a number of
public-spirited citizens associated together as a banking com-
pany, and in the year 1811 obtained from Congress a charter
for the Bank of Washington. The experiment was produc-
tive of the most beneficial results. Industry was stimulated
and encouraged; trade, on a small scale, created; improve-
ments progressed; property rapidly appreciated; population
. ..i', increased ; new streets and avenues were opened and
-.,1 1, bridges, turnpikes, and other good roads were con-
structed and extended in various directions; a new and pro-
fitable market was opened to the farmers in the neighboring
States; the provision markets were at length abundanitlysup-
plied, and business of all kinds assumed an animated and
trospierous appearance. The establishment of the Bank of
Washington having effected sot large an amount of benefits,
it was followed in a few years by that of the Bank of the Me-
tropAois, and, subsequently, by that of the Patriotic Bank.
There can be but little doubt that, Iut for the intervention of
the late war with Great Britain, which proved peculiarly dis-
astrous to this city, we should long sitce have taken rank
with the commercial cities of the Union; for, notwithstand-
ing the heavy calamities with which we were visited during
that period-notwithstanding the injury inflicted upon us by
repeated propositions in Congress for the removal of the seat
of Government, well calculated as such propositions were to
shake public confidence in the permanence of the seat of Gov-
ernment here-notwithstandling the load of most unreasona-
ble local prejudices which our citizens, from the first, have
been doomed to encounter-we yet have progressed in wealth,
resources, and population, at a pace little inferior to that of
.my other city upon the Atlantic waters.
This prosperous condition your memorialists ascribe, prin-
cipally, to the aid derived from, and the skilful management
'if, their banking institutions. The stockholders of those
banks, whose aggregate capital is now less than $1,000,000,
-onsist not of men of (.i. ..- 'i .,. wealth and capital, nor of
;peculators and usurers I.,, i..r the most part, of citizens of
Washington of limited and moderate pecuniary means. Al-
most every permanent resident, above the lower grades of pov-
erty, is now or has at some time been a stockholder in some
one or other of those institutions; and few, very few indeed,
of those stockholders, possess a sufficient amount of stock to
yield them even a moderate livelihood. As they were origi-
nally established, so they have continued to be the combina-
tion of the small means of the people for the benefit of the
people themselves. If an exception may be made to this ge-
neral remark, it must be in the cases of widows and orphans
of former stockholders, who hold the savings of their deceased
husbands and fathers as scanty but necessary funds for pre-
ioent support and maintenance. Perhaps in no banking insti-
utions in the country can there hlie founml capital so small di-
vided amtongst so large a number of shareholders. The banks
in this city, however different the case elsewhere, are undeni-
ably and emphatically popular institutions, and no misnomer
can be more palpable than to denominate them monopolies.
It is true that the banks of the city of Washington have on
three occasions yielded to the necessity of departing from the
injunctions of their charters by suspending, for a time, the
payment of demands upon them in specie; yet your memo-
rialists humbly submit that the yielding to circumstances which
disastrously affected the whole trade, commerce, and benkinig
business of the country, can hardly be laid to those institu..
:ions as a fault. The banks of this city and District never
have stood alone in the condition of suspension; on the con-
,rary, it is a matter of proof and notoriety that such measures
have, in every case, been forced upon them by the previous
Auspeneion, inevitable though ;i ,' . ,,.... ii was, of all simi-
lar institutions among their.i ..,. -t ,i- i. .d.t powerful neigh-
!ors. Such suspensions never could have been voluntary, for
it is well known to all having experience in the business of
banks that they are always more injurious to the interests of
the banks themselves than to their customers and the people
at large. That the banks of this city have been prudently
ind honestly conducted is established by the well-known fact
that, notwithstanding the heavy losses they have sustained,
and to which such institutions are constantly exposed, there
has been no time in which their assets have not been more
than amole to meet and ultimately discharge every claim
Your memorialists here beg leave respectfully to remind
your honorable body of a fact in the history of the District
banks to which the records of the Treasury Department bear
ample and honorable testimony, which, in their humble opin-
ion, will be deemed sufficient to entitle them to, your favorable
consideration: At one of the gloohmiest and most critical pe-
riods of the late war, when the National Treasury was ex-
hausted and the credit of the Government at its lowest ebb,
the War Department was enabled, by the patriotic efforts and
timely aid of the District banks, to provide clothing and pro-
visions for that army which achieved one of the most brilliant
victories on record, and repelled an invading and well-appoint-
ed British force from the soil of Louisiana.
Your memorialists respectfully represent that the refusal of
your honorable body to extend the charters of the banks of
this city at your last session has had the moot injurious effects
upon your memorialists. Suddenly cut off from the facilities
which they had theretofore derived from their banks, the
business of the mercantile and trading portion of the commu-
nity has been greatly curtailed; and, even to carry on a very
limited business, they have been driven to seek for that credit
abroad, and from other and stranger banks, which ought to
be afforded them at home. Instead of being supplied with a
currency for daily use by institutions tnder the control of
Congress, possessing their confidence, and known by your
memorialists to be perfectly solvent and prudently managed,
your memorialists find the city and District flooded with bank
notes issued in other places by institutions of whose manage-
ment, credit, and solvency they are altogether ignorant. The
total banishment of a paper circulation, and the introduction
of an exclusively metallic currency into this District, were
such a state of things desirable, your memorialists believe to
be utterly impracticable, so long as the circumjacent States
pursue an opposite policy.
Your memorialists, by the scheme of government adopted
for them in the Constitution of the United States, and of
which they have not heretofore complained, have been com-
mitted to the exclusive control and legislation of your honora-
ble body. They humbly beseech your honorable body to let
that legislation be exercised in a spirit of liberal and parental
regard to the interests and wis-hes of the governed, as those
interests and wishes may be manifested and ascertained.
While the citizens of the District of Columbia submit with
cheerfulness, for the public weal, to the legislation of Con-
gress, they confidently look up to that honorable body for a
just degree of comfort and protection.
Without dwelling on the reciprocal *.. i-...,i..r, of the gov-
erned and the irtvernors, which are f-nt. '.. --very citizen
of the United States as well as to every member of your ho-
norable body, your merrmorialists respectfully represent that any
protracted delay in extending relief as prayed for must be pro-
ductive of ruin to many of your memorialists, and will inflict
deep andt lasting injury upon the interests of this city.
Your memorialists therefore humbly pray that the Act passed
by your honorable body at your last session, entitled An act
to continue the corporate existence of certain banks in the Dis-
trict of Columbia for certain purposes," may be speedily re-
vised, and that the banks of the city of Washington may
again be chartered for a reasonable time, with such provisions
for the security of the public interests as mapseem just and
proper, not inconsistent with a due degree of usefulness to
your memorialists and their fellow-citizens generally.
And your memorialists, as in duty bound, will ever pray,
ASHIONABLE MILLINERY.-MlissH. A. WHITE
S informs her customers and the Ladies generally that she
has just returned from the North, with the latest fashions for
bonnets, caps, dresses, cloaks, mantillas, &c. which will be open-
ed to-day at her stand on Pennsylvania avenue, next door to D.
N. B. The French hood, a new style for mantillas and cloaks,
made to order, nov 25-eotw
O00R JACK, by Capt. Marryat, C. B., Author of
Peter Simple, &c. is just published and for sale by W. M.
MORRISON, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel, nov 25
TO THE EDITORS.
GENTLEMEN : The PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION having been
decided, there appears to be a desire to celebrate the triumph
of the successful party by some grand Civic Exhibition; and
already have our good neighbors of Alexandria determined
upon their mode of testifying their joy. The matter has
been talked over in Washington, and an opinion has been
expressed that a general illumination, with bon-fires, &c.
would be an appropriate mode of celebration. I have nothing
to say against those "bright and blazing" evidences of tri-
umph where circumstances combine to render them appro-
priate and effective. That they woold be appropriate scarcely
any one would be hardy enough to deny, but I very much
fear that they would not be effective in our city. An illumi-
nation, to be effective, must be continuous and uniform : there
must be no long dark spaces between illuminated spots.
Now, such is the scattered location of the houses in our metro-
politan city that the reverse of this must be the case-we
shall have long and large dark spaces, and scarcely any con-
tinuous illumination of any extent, except Pennsylvania
avenue. Again, have we a right to expect that such of our
fellow-citizens as wereconscientiously opposed to the election
of General HARRISON would join in this mode of celebra-
tion '1 Can we suppose that the various public officers of
either political party would join in it 1 The friends of the
present Administration would certainly be averse to it, and
the friends of the President elect, who are in office, would
be chargeable with bad taste and bad feeling were they to
join in it. Then, as to the Ministers and accredited agents
of other nations to this Government, they certainly could not
be expected to insult the Administration which has acknow-
ledged and received them by joining in a celebration of its
defeat. These are all circumstances which must tend to
render any illumination in Washington very partial and very
ineffective. It cannot be expected that the causes for non-
illumination would be generally understood, and much mis-
chief from the breaking of windows and other outrages
might be apprehended. One of the most admirable features
of the late election is, the calm and quiet which has succeed-
ed the intense excitement which attended its progress, whilst
the issue was yet undetermined. It is really beautiful to wit-
ness the good temper and placidly with which the minority
at once yield to the expression of the will of the majority.
Shall we revive the excitement, by bringing into play such a
decided party test as a resolution to illuminate the city would
There is yet another consideration, which is to me of very
great weight, and that is, the expense attendant upon an illu-
muination Has any one counted the cost of a general illu-
mination of the city I Will not you be surprised to be told
that it would probably exceed $15,000, and could not by any
means be less than $10,0001 I have made a calculation up-
on the subject, and am prepared to prove that it would be
more likely to exceed the larger of these sums, than to fall
below it. Now, although our citizens are, perhaps, not able
convenently to spend so large a sum, yet, in the excitement
of the occasion, they probably would do it. If the money is
to be expended, could it not be laid out in some more lasting
and beneficial manner I Could there not be devised a more
worth mode of celebrating the triumph of our principles!
And bright not something be done with this money, or as
much of it as could be promptly raised, to pay a more worthy
tribute of respect to the President elect, biy establishing a
permanent or at least a more enduring memorial of the event I
If only $5,000 was raised by subscription, and the citizens
would save at least $5,000 by subscribing that amount, and
abandoning the idea of an illumination, this $5,000 would
purchase winter fuel for the poor of the city for nearly the
whole of General HARRISON'S Presidential term. This fund
might be called the 11arrison Memorial," and would be a
real blessing to our destitute neighbors, and enable them to
rejoice with their more favored fellow-citizens in this all-im-
The most appropriate proof of our gratitude to God for the
triumph he has granted us would be an exhibition of our
sense of his goodness, by holding a day of General Thanks-
giving. after the good old New England plan, and of our love
to our fellow-men, by sparing from our abundance such a
portion of it as may enable those who are less fortunate to re-
joice with us. Excuse these crude and hasty observations,
which are intended only to call public attention to the sub-
I have not troubled you with the particulars of my calcu-
lation as to the expenses attendant on an illumination, but
will do so if required.
Sale This -Day.
rj5AX SALiE.-Attention is invited to the sale of City
U. Property for taxes, to take place THIS DAY, (25th inst.)
atthe City Hall, to commnen-e at 11 o'clock. (See List on the
fourth page of to-day's National t.. r., i
.A I', I 1 \I I LL, Collector.
iF'OR the accommodation of such
of te citizens of Washington and
Georgetown as inay wish to remain
in Alexandria to witness the illunti-
nation this evening, the steamboat PHENIX will make anrt extra
trip from Alexandria at 9 o'clock P. M.
sov 25--It JOHN WILSON, Captain.
MANAGER WANTED.- Wanted immediately a man
well qualified to take charge of a small iarm. Inquire of
Mr- F. Lowndes, Bridge street, Georgetown. nov 25-ceo3t
1 RS. PR EU.S can accommodate several members with
1V or without their families, on Missouri avenue, between 41
and 6th streets, near Newton's and Brown's Hotels.
riSWENTY 1)t(ILARS REIWARD.-On the evening
I of Monday last, about seven o'clock, a large piece of granite
was thrown by sorn, villhnous assassin in at my front parlor win-
dow, with the obvious design of injuring myself or some of my
family. The above reward will be paid, on conviction, f"or the ap-
prehension of the villain, or for suoh information as will lead to
his detection and conviction.
JAMES OWNER, Jun.
soy 29--3t Near time Railroad depot.
UST RECEIVED FROM NEW YORK-
3000 lbs. family Butter
5 barrels Salmon
10 do Mackerel
40 eighth-barrels No. 2 Mackerel
50 quarter-barrels Buckwheat Flour
25 half do do do
2 barrels Halibut fish
20 bags Java Coffee
10 barrels Cranberries
3 bags Filberts
2 bales Almonds
20 kegs Lard
l0 gross Blackine
10 hhds. Porto Bi] .. .-.' r
2 tierces Rice
20 boxes Sounds
10 half-chests Imperial Tea
100 barrels New York Flour.
nov 25-3t WM. ORME.
I' PARKER has just received at his Ornamental Hair
SMnufactory and Fancy Store, Pennsylvania avenue, be-
tween 9th and 10th streets, a handsome supply of goods in his
line, such as-
Ladies' wigs, half wigs, frizettes, bandeaus
Braids, plait', curts, hair necklaces
All kinds of ornamental and plain hair-work made to order.
Librm'a superior extracts bouquet de corolino, emousseline
Miel ambre, rose, jessamine, violet, &c.
English and French washing and shaving soaps
Geniine bears', macassar, antique, and other oils
Pure ox marrow in pots
Pomatum and bears' grease in pots
Cold cream, rose lip salve do
Very superior German cologne water.
COMBS AND BRUSHES.
Shell tuck, twist, side, and dressing combs
Buffalo do do do
Brazilian do do do
Very superior ivory fine-tooth (all sizes) do
Hair, tooth, nail, and cemnb-brushes, all sizes and qualities.
Also, an assortn. ,*. I n,] ..t i .;',. t,,.l.- . ii, ivory, and
pearl card cases, I ....' .t m;, -r ' ,. ., ,
Daily expected a large assortment of ladies' and gentlemen's
cords and tassels for cloaks.
nov 25-eo2wif (Alex. Gaz. & Po. Advo.)
it. COOPER'S NEW NOVElI and Lady Bulwer's
New Novel.-Merccdes, a Romance of the Days of Colum-
bus, in 2 vols. by the author of the Spy, Pioneers, Pilot, &e. The
Budget of the Bubble Family, in 2 vols. by Lady Bulwer.
Just published and this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR,
em for circulation, along with all other new books, among the sub-
scribers to the Waverley Circulating Library.
Terms of the Library, $5 per annum, $3 for 6t months, or $1 for
a single month, nov 25
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
P HILIP COOK has applied to the Honorable William
Cranch, Chief Judge of thie Circuit Court of the Dis-
trict of Columbia, to be discharged from imprisonment under
the act for the relief of insolvent debtors within the District of
Columibia, on the first Tuesday in December next, at 9 o'clock A.
M. at thie court room, when and where his creditors are re-
quested to attend.
nov 25-3t WM. BRENT. Clerk.
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
OHN THOMPSON has applied to the Honorable Win.
Cranch, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the District
of Columbia, to be discharged from imprisonment under the
act for the relief of insolvent debtors within the District of
Columbia, mn the firstTuesday in December next, at 9 o'clock A.
M. at the court room, when and where his creditors are request-
ed to attend.
nov 25-3t WM. BRENT, Clerk,
CRIMINAL COURT.-NOVEMBERa 21,1840.
James Simms was indicted for stealing, on the 3d August,
in the city of Washington, one gold watch of the value of
$200, and one gold chain of the value of $70, the property of
Julia Sinmns. The gold watch (it was proved by theevidence
of Capt. Fields, of the Eastern division of the Baltimore
Watch, by whose vigilance the prisoner was arrested at Fell's
Point) was found to have been in possession of the prisoner,
who employed a young man named Smith to sell it at a price
far below its value. The jury found the prisoner guilty. He
was defended by Messrs. Brent & Brent.
Bernard 1lartin and John Keating were indicted and tried
for a riot, and assault and battery on the person of Conrad
Hess, scavenger of the Third Ward of the city of Washing-
ton, on the morning of the 22d September, 1840. The de-
tails of this aggravated assault and battery upon the scaven-
ger, while in the discharge of his duty, have been already
published. The defence was conducted by Mr. Hoban, who
made an ingenious and able address to the jury, who, how-
ever, returned a verdict of guilty against both defendants.
The Grand Jury were discharged by the Court from fur-
INCENDIARIES AaRRESTED.-On last Saturday night, or early
on Sunday morning, an attempt was made by some diabolical
persons to set fire to the dwelling of Major Nicholson, situat-
ed in the Fourth Ward of this city. Suspicion having fallen
upon two negroes, named Charles Hopp and Henry Howard,
they were arrested, the one on Sunday night, the other on
Monday morning, by H. R. Maryman, constable, and taken
before Justices Hebb and Clements, by whom, after proper
examination, the prisoners were fully committed for trial.
The constable, who was very vigilant in searching and fer-
reting out the prisoners, found Howard, after a day's search,
concealed under a quantity of hay in a stable at the Navy
BOARD OF ALDERMEN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1840.
The Board met pursuant to law.
Present: Messrs. Goldsborough, (President,) Barclay, Ran-
dolph, Kirkwood,Gunton,Goddard, Brent,Caibery, Brady,Clarke,
Dove, and Marshall.
The bill from the Board of Common Council "to repair the
bridge at the intersection of Pennsylvania avenue and 2d street,"
was taken up, twice read, and referred to tie Committee on Im-
The bill froes the Board of Common Council "authorizing the
grading and gravelling west 9th street from Pennsylvania avenue
to the Canal," was taken up, twice read, and referred to the Com-
mittee on Improvements.
The resolution front, the Board of Common Council "authorizing
the remino- i r,. i. ,. i., i i .,,,i ,, \V,..r .j I I ih streets occupi-
ed byGe r. -. i,.t ,' I .-t... ,,, r r .. i .. when the Board
adjourned M .. 1 1, ',k. ; '..Ii ,- CLARKE having
withdrawn his motion to amend, Mr. MARSHALL moved to refer
the resolution to the members frat, the 2d Ward, and the question
being taken by yeas and nays, it was decided in the negative as
YEas--Messrs. Goldsborougli, Gunton, Brent, Brady, Clarke,
NAys-Messrs. Barclay, Rand ilph, Kirkwood, Goddard, Car-
bery, and Dove-6.
Mr. GUNTON then moved, by way of amendment, a substitute
for the said resolution; and the question begin, taken by yeas and
nays, it was decided as follows :
YEAS-Messrs. Gunton, Brady, Clarke, and Marshall-4.
NAYs-Messrs. Goldshorough, Barclay, Randolph, Kirkwood,
Goddard, Brent, Carbey, and Dove-8.
Mr. MARSHALL theo moved to strike out 1840," and insert
"1842;" but helore the question was taken thereon, the bill was
ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. GODDARD, frtnm the committee to which the petition on the
subject was referred, reported a bill entitled "An act relative to
vending merchandise other than market stuff at market-houses;"
which was twice read, and ordered to lie on the table.
The bill from the Board of Common Council "for the relief of
N. A. Randall," was taken up, twice read, and referred to the
Committee of Claims.
The resolution from the Board of Common Council "authorizing
the loan of a certain bell to the Northern Liberties Fire Company,'
was taken up, read the third time, and passed.
The bill from the Board rf Common Council "supplementary
to the act entitled 'an act authorizing the appointment of one Col-
lector of Taxes for the City of Washington, and to repeal certain
acts therein mentioned, and for other purposes,' was taken up,
twice read, and ordered to lie on the table.
The bill from, the Board of Common Council "to prohibit boys
from playing it bandy in the streets and side-walks of the city ol
\V, I.'.,._ r, i. .ken tip, twice read, and referred to Messrs.
K .. i. It.. .., ind Carbery.
\i. .r .. ., i...,., the Committee on Improvements, reported,
without amendment, the bill from the Board of Common Council
"authorizing the grading and gravelling 9th street from Pennsyl-
vania avenue to the Canal;" and it was then read the third time,
Mr. GUNTON, from the same committee, reported, without
amendment, the bill from the Board of Common Council "tore-
pair time bridge at the intersection of Pennsylvania avenue and 2d
street west.' Mr. MARSHALL then moved to amem.d the bill by
striking out general fund," and inserting "Third Ward;" and
the question being taken by yeas and nays, it was decided in the
negative as follows:
YEAs-Messrs. Carbery, Dove, and Marshall-3.
NAYS-Me srs. Goldsborough, Barclay, Randolph, Kirkwood,
Gunton, Goddard, Brent, Brady, and Clarke-9.
The bill was then read the third time, and passed by yeas and
nays as follows :
YEAs-Messrs. Goldsbhorough, Barclay, Randolph, Kirkwaod,
Gunton, Goddard, Brent, Brady, and Clarke-9.
NAYs-Messrs. Carbery, Dove, and Marshall-3.
Mr. KItKWOOD submitted for consideration the following reso-
Resolved, f.c. That the Mayor be, and he is hereby, requested
to call a public meetingof the citizens of Washington, as soon as
practicable, for the purpose of considering the report of the Sen-
ate committee, of last session, in relation to the proposed altera-
tions and amendments therein contained to the present charter of
rhis city, and of adopting such measures in relation thereto as
may be deemed expedient and proper.
Which resolution was twice read, and ordered to lie on the table.
Anid then adjourned.
BOARD OF COMMON COUNcI,) NOVEMBER 23, 1840.
The Board met; all present except Messrs. Bryan, Walker,
Mr. JOHNSON presented a petition from Ann McGunnigle,
praying remission ofa fine; which was read, and referred to the
Committee of Claims.
Mr. FULMER submitted a joint resolution authorizing a joint
.. n. this afternoon, for the purpose of electing a Police Magis-
the 6tih Ward, in place of M. Dove, Esq. resigned; which
was read and adopted.
On motion, the bill to prevent boys from playing at bandy in
the streets and sidewalks of the city of Washington" was taken up
for consideration. The question being on the amendment report-
ed by the Committee on Police, Mr. STEWART moved to amend
the amendment by adding a section ... ., 4 .,, the playing at
bandy or atany other game within the i....i i bi.. Corporation on
Sunda'is ;" which motion was negatived, as follows:
YEAs-Messrs. Stewart, Harkness, Bassett, Houston, Crandell,
NAys-Messrs. Eiasby, Wilson, Johnson, Orme, Bacon, Mc-
Donald, Byington, Maddox, ,and Fulmer-9.
The question recurring on the amendment reported by the Com-
mittee on Police, it was agreed to.
On the third reading of the bill, the yeas and nays were as
YEAs-Messrs. Fasby, Wilson, Johnson, Stewart,Orme, Bacon,
Darkness, tiassett, Fulmer, Crandell, and Hanly-12.
NAys-sMessrs. McDonald, Maddox, and Byington-3.
The bill was then read the third tiroe and passed.
Ot motion, the bill to regulate the weighing of hay, straw, and
fodder was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. BACON, it was indefi-
On motion, the bill "prohibiting the enclosure of streets and
avenues, and for other purposes," was taken up, and, on motion of
Mr. BACON, the bill was indefinitely postponed.
And the Board adjourned.
ERY I)isIHABLIE I'RIVATIg RESIiDENCE
AT PUBLIC AUICTION.-On Thursday evening
next, the 26 h inst. at4 o'clock, I shall sell, in front of the prem-
ises, all that piece or parcel of ground lying in the city of Wash-
ington, and being part of lot numbered 22, in square 77-being
that part of said lot upon which stands the westernmost three-
story brick house of a block of three buildings, fronting on I
street, north, between 21st and 22d streets, and nearly opposite
the Western Market-house. The house has lately undergone a
thorough repair, and is now in first-rate order, and possession can
be had immediately after the sale. Any gentleman wishing a
comfortable private residence in the First Ward will have now an
opportunity of procuring one. Terms : One-quaster in cash, the
balance in six, twelve, and eighteen months; notes to be given,
bearing interest from day of sale. Deed to be given, and deed of
trust taken to secure the payment of the notes. House to be
kept insured at the expense of the purchaser, by himself or
The owner has been offered a good rent for the above property,
btt prefers selling to renting, as it is inconvenient to him to attend
to it. E. DYER,
nov 25-dif Auctioneer.
VALUABLE REAL PROPERTY ON PENN-
SYLVANIA AVENUE AT PUBLIC AUC-
TION, by Edward Dyer.-On Friday evening next, at 4
o'clock, in front ofl'the premises, I shall sell at public auction lot
No. 6, in reservation No. 10, fronting on Pennsylvania Avenue,
between 3d anti 4 streets, twenty-five feet, and containing 4,500
square feet, with thie improvements thereon, consisting of a very
neat and comfortable two-story back building of brick, and other
necessary outhouses. This is amongst the most valuable property
on Pennsylvania avenue, and well deserves the attention of all
those who desire to hold property on this great thoroughfare. The
terms are one-third cash, and thie balance in six and twelve
months, with interest.
nov 23--&ThFif EDWARD DYER, Auctioneer.
SAILE 1O' CROCKERY, GLASS, AND CHINA
WAR E.,- On Thurrsday evening next, the 26th inst., com-
mencing at 7 o'clock, ( vm It. -C"' t I shall sell another assortment
of Crockery, Cut Gia. I 'h.i' Ware at the room two doors
east of Brown's Hotel, amtongst which will be found several Din-
ner sets, variety China Tea sets, Toilet sets, &c., variety Cut
Glass Wines, Decanters, Tumblers, Champagnes, &c. gold band,
plain, and sprigged China tea sets, with many other articles
worthy the attention of families and others. The sale peremptory
and for cash, end the articles to be settled for and delivered on the
next day, Friday.
nov 25-2t EDW. DYER, Auctioneer.
A PARLOR AND TWO FINE CHAMBERS,
FURNISHED.-Mrs. CHESTER, south side ofE, be-
tween 9th and 10th streets, and near the new General Post Office
building, will rent for the season a parlor and two chambers, neatly
furnished. Persons desirous of such accommodations will do well
to call and see them.
She can also accommodate a few persons with board,
PRtOM NEW Y6tK AND CANTeTN.
NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 23, 1840.
From CANTON, by an arrival this morning, we
have dates down to the 25th of June. A portion
of the British squadron had arrived, having about
five thousand troops on board, and was about to
blockade the port of Canton. The Chinese ridi-
culed the idea that, with such a force, the British
could effect any thing. The remainder of the
squadron had gone to the Yellow Sea, intending
to reach Pekin. The ship's letter-bags have not
yet come up to the city. Letters and papers may
contain some further news.
The Great Western, which was to have sailed
from Bristol on the 7th instant, has not yet ar-
A severe rain-storm commenced yesterday morn-
ing, and continued till to-day at "noon. When
the boat left Albany last night, it was snowing
fast. We shall probably hear of the closing of
the canal by ice in a day or two. In the mean
time very large quantities of produce are daily
received here. Tie stock of Western Flour now
in the city is unusually large.
The official canvass of the votes for electors
show HARRISON'S majority in MASSACHUSETTS to
be 20,545. Mr. PARMENTER (V. B.) is re-elected
by 62 majority ; and Mr. WILLIAMS (the other
present V. B. member of Congress) is defeated by
FROM THE ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE.
GREAT JUBILEE AND ILLUMINATION,
By the Whigs of Alexandria, in honor of the tri-
umph of the People, and the election of William
H. Harrison and John Tyler.
At a large and enthusiastic meeting of the Whigs of Alex-
andria, held at the Mechanics' Hall, on Monday, the 9th
instant, upon the occasion of the election of Gen. WM. H.
HARRISON, of Ohio, as President, and JOHN TYLER,
of Virginia, as Vice President of the United States, the fol-
lowing resolutions were unanimously adopted, amidst the
most hearty and enthusiastic cheering:
THE WHIGtos OF ALEXANDRIA having, with unspeakable joy
and satisfaction, heard of the glorious result of the Presiden-
tial election, by which Wm. H. HARRISON has been elected
President, and JOHN TYLER Vice President of the United
Slates, and having borne an active part in the great struggle
which has ended in the triumph of the PEOPLE, and in the
utter prostration of doctrines diametrically opposed to the best
interests of our country, and feeling themselves entitled to a
day of Jubilee upon the occasion, do, therefore, in general
meeting, unanimously resolve:
1st. That Wednesday, the 25th day of this monlh, be set
apart, in Alexandria, as a Day of General Rejoicing.
2d. That on the night of that day the citizens of this town
be invited to Illuminate their houses.
3d. That the different trades, occupations, and professions
be requested to form a Procession, with appropriate emblems,
on the 25th inst.
4th. That G. W. P. CusTis, Esq. be invited to deliver an
address on the occasion, and that other friends of the cause,
also, be requested to address the People.
5th. That the People of Washington and Georgetown, and
the surrounding counties in Virginia and Maryland, and all
others, are invited to visit our town, and partake of our hos-
6th. That in the procession, the Sovereign States of the
Union, and the Territories and District of Columbia, he ap-
propriately represented and duly honored.
7th. That committees be appointed to superintend and pre-
pare the arrangements for the Jubilee, and that separate com-
mittees be appointed for each separate object, and that these
committees, when united, shall form a general committee.
8th. That the Whigs of Alexandria will, each and all, on
that occasion, have Welcome on their doors, and the string
of the latch outside;" and that they will spend the day in the
most free interchange of congratulations ; and that they ex-
pect their friends from every city, town, county, and State in
the country, who may honor them with their presence, to be
LOG CABIN NOTICE.
Those members of the Tippecanoe Club who intend to
join in the procession to go to Alexandria this morning,
are requested to assemble at the Log Cabin at 9 o'clock.
All those citizens who contemplate going are respectfully
invited to join in the procession.
The Badge adopted by the Club for the occasion can be
had at the Cabin. THE COMMITTEE.
V VALUABLE FISHERIES AND LANDS IN
Virgtinia for Sale at Public Auction.-By virtue of
a deed of trust, executed by John Mason, Jr. Esq. and Catharine
his wife, on the 17th August, 1835, for certain purposes therein
mentioned, the subscriber will offer for sale, at public auction, at
the tavern of Mr. George P. Wise, in Alexandria, in the District
of Columbia, on Thursday, the 26th day of November inst. at 11
o'clock A. M. all that valuable tract or parcel of land called
Dogue or Dogue's Neck, situate in the county of Fairfax, in the
State of Virginia, at the junction of the Occoquan and the Poto-
mac rivers, which shall be included in the following lines and de-
scriptionr-that is to say : Beginning in the line established be-
tween the late George Mason of Gunston, deceased, and the late
William Mason of Lexington, both of said county of Fairfax, at a
stake driven in the ground, where was intended to be planted a
. one marked No. 1, about the middle of the northwestern margin
)f a small island, described in the will of the late George Mason
of Lexington, (the father of the said George and William,) as be-
ing on the north side of a marsh, called the Great marsh, at or
near the mouth of Crawford's creek, and supposed to contain two
or three acres of land ; thence, with the said dividing line, across
the arm of the tmareh and h, .,_lgi the adjoining field, north two
degrees and three-quarters '.-t, to a stake drove in thle ground,
where was tobe planted a stone marked IM. GM. WM. by the
side of the road leading from Lexington down into the neck, near
the head of one of the forks of Poplar branch, and about one
hundred and eighteen poles from a noted lombardy poplar tree
standing by itsell in a field in a continuation of the said north two
degrees and three-quartezs west course and at the end of the
same, being one of the trees described in the aforesaid will sa
near old Crawford's grave yard, and fir a corner in said dividing
line, at which place corners with the tract herein described a
tract of land heretofore conveyed by said William Mason, late of
Lexington, deceased, to his brother, the late George Mason, of
Guoston, deceased, as also tract of land heretofore sold by sad
William of Lexington to William Mason of Mattawoman ; thence
south sixty-five degrees and a half west through the open fields
to ared oak three, where was to be planted a stone marked I &
W, near the head of a lane called Graham's lane, then the same
course continued through the field to the woods at a place called
the long levels, through the said woods to an enclosed field of the
plantation formerly called Nace's plantation, and through this last
mentioned field, leaving the barn and houses in thie same a little
to the right, crossing a deep ravine and a small piece of woods to
a field lying on Occoquan river, called the old plantation, and
through the said field to a stake driven in the ground, where was
to be planted a stone marked WM. IM. near the bank oi said
river; and thence with the same course continued down thme bank
and across the beach to the margin of said river at a place abhau
twenty-eight poles below the lower side of a marsh or pocosin
which makes up into the woods, being in all for this course eight
hundred amd twenty-four poles ; thence down the river Ootoquan
and binding therewith, according to its several courses and mean-
ders, and crossing a pocosin, called the Short ,rmrsh, and the mouth
of a small creek or gut, called High Point creek, to the junction
of the Occoquan river with the Potomac river, at or near a place
called High Point; thence up the river Potomac and binding
therewith, according to its several courses and meanders, passing
by a pocosin, called the Ash pocosin, and around a place called
Stony point, and along the beach adjoining the Great marsh
hereinbefore mentioned, to a place called the Causeway point, de-
scribed in the heretofore mentioned will of the late George Ma-
son of Lexington, as at the moth of the Great marsh, and for the
beginning of the aforesaid dividing line between his sons Geoego
and William, and lately established by them as such; thence in
a straight line northwardly, through the said marsh to the begin-
ning, supposed to contain fourteen hundred and fifty acres of
land, be the same more or less ; being the same tract of land
heretofore conveyed by William Mason, late of Lexington, de-
ceased, to a certain John Mason, by deed bearing date the ninth
day of November, 1818.
This tract contains some of the most valuable, productive, and
well-known fisheries on the River Potomac, some of them known
as the 11 High Point Fisheries ;" and, in that respect, indepen-
dent of the value of land, presents an opportunity for a most pro-
The terms of sale shall be made known at the time of sale,
and, on full payment of the purchase money, with all interest and
costs, the subscriber, as trustee, will convey to the purchaser or
purchasers all the right and title given in the aforesaid deed of
nov 4-3tawiftl0Nov&dts RD. SMITH, Trustee.
F EMALE BEAUTY, as preserved and improved by
Regimen, Cleanliness, and Dress; and especially by the
adaptation, color, and arrangement of Dress, as variously influen-
cing the forms, complexion, and expression of each individual,
and rendering cosmetic impositions unnecessary. By Mrs. A.
Walker. All that regards regimen and health being furnished by
medical friends, and revised by Sir Anthony Carlisle, F. K. S.
Vice President of the College of Surgeons. I'i,,strated by col-
ored drawings of heads and figures. Revised and amended by
an American author. Just published and for sale at the Book and
Stationery Store of R. PARNHAM, between 9th and 10th streets,
peFR.A venues r t
UITY PROPERTY TO BE SOLD 1OR TAXES.
COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, CITY HALL, SEPTEMBER 1, 1840.
OiN WEDNESDAY, the 25th of November next, will be sold, by public auction, at the City Hall,
S in the city of Washington, the following described property, to satisfy the Corporation of the
said city for taxes due thereon for the years stated, unless the said taxes be previously paid to the
subscriber, with uch expenses and fees as may have accrued at the time of payment.
TO WHOM ASSESSED.
Years for which Taxes are due,
pt 6, 7, 8
D & imp
B & inp
Adams, Margaret, -
Anderson, Samuel B. -
Being the south part, fronting 251 feet on 3d street.
Bates, Ann, -
Beginning for said part on 7th street 75 feet from the
northwest corner of the square, running thence, south,
16 feet, east 75 feet, north 6 feet, west 10 feet, north 10
feet, west 65 feet to beginning.
Beginning on llth street, 26 ft.5 inches from the south-
west corner of the square, running thence north with
11tlh street 25 feet, thence east 75 feet; thence south
25 feet, thence west to the beginning.
Paving tax, on interest from Ap. 1, 1832
Taxes for 1824 to 1835 $10 93 -
Bean, Benjamin, -
Paving tax, on int. from July 17, 1839
Beginning for said part at the southwest corner of the
lot, running thence east with the line of Missouri
street 32 feet, thence with the line dividing lots 11
and 12, 94 feet,thence by a line due west to 4J street,
thence to the beginning.
Bryan, Caroline C. and Elizabeth A. S. -
Being the south part, fronting 22 feet on 8th street, and
extending back the depth of tke lot.
Bank of the United States, -
Bank of Washington,
Tax for 1824 to 1835 852 06( -
Paving tax, on int. from April 1, 1832
Ball, William H. -
Brent, Daniel, -
Boyer, Jacob, -
Breckenridge, John, -
Bailey, John, heirs of -
Boone, J. B. -
Nuisance tax -
Cooste, Clement ''.
Fer 1835 $49 29 -
Being the east part, and beginning at tihe northeast
corner of the lot, running thence south with Canal
street 120 feet, thence west 100 feet, thence north
120 feet, thence east 100 feet to beginning.
Carroll, Daniel, -
Tax for removing nuisance -
Do For 1835, $5 66 -
Tax for removing nuisance -
Tax for removing nuisance -
Tax for removing nuisance -
Do For 1834 $27 56, 1835 $27 56
Cooper, Isaac, -
Alley tax -
Being the west part, fronting 65 feet on Pennsylvania
avenue, by the depth of the lot.
Davidson, John, heirs of -
Digges, William, -
Beginning on F street, at the distance of -24 feet from
the northwest corner of the lot, running thence east
21 feet, thence south 100 feet, thence e est 21 feet,
thence north to the beginning.
Campbell, George W. -
Davis, Gideon, heirs of, -
Being the south part, fronting 26 feet on 10 h street,
and extending back 49 feet 11 inches.
Dunlop, James, .
Dick, Robert, -
Dulaney, S. A.
Fisye, James, -
North of and adjoining the part of said lot leased by
D. Carroll to Ambrose White, and fronting 19 feet
on New Jersey Avenue, by the depth of the lot.
Forrest, Julius, heirs of
Being the north part, fronting 25 feet on 14th street,
and extending back 60 feet 5J inches.
Being the east part, fronting 30 feet on L street, and
running back 75 feet.
Grammer, G. C. .
For 1824 to 1835, $2 04.
$6 12 $9 64
3 91 3 24
4 18 14 18 6 74
14 94 14 94 14 94
16 36 16 36 15 98
S.8 & imp
8 5!2 11 52
169 21 &imp
101 22 &imp
S. of 12)
all & imp
15 & imp
16 & imp
all & imp
w. of 484
w. of 4
4 & imp
5 & imp.
5 & imp.
20 & imp
TO WHOM ASSESSED.
3 & imp.
30 & imp
all & imp.
O'Neale, William, heirs qf,
Palmer, Innis B. -
Pump tax, -
Being the north part, fronting 46 feet on Union street,
and extending back the depth of the lot.
Palmer, Innis B. -
Phillips, Overton C. -
Pump tax, -
Beginning on 9th street, at the distance of 125 feet
from the southeast corner of the square, running
thence north 20 feet, thence west 93 feet, thence south
20 feet, thence east 96 feet, to beginning.
Peake, Dr. II. -
Pellz, John, heirs of -
Parsons, Jos. B. heirs -
For 1835, 97 40.
Beginning on 7th street, 34 feet from the southwest
corner of the square, running thence on said street
35 feet, thence east 30 feet, thence south 35 feet,
thence west 30 feet, to beginning.
Peter, David, heirs of -
Pump tax, -
Rodbird, Absalom, heirs of -
Paving tax, on interest from 15th January, 1837
Nuisance tax -
Rodbird, Ebenezer -
Roberts, John -
Reddtck, James -
For 1834, $2 58; for 1835, $2 58
Being the east part, fronting 20 feet on East Capitol
street, by the depth of the lot.
Ramsay, Wm. W. -
11 &imp. Do -
Beginning at the northwest corner of the square, run-
ning thence, on the line of F street, 153 feet 9
inches ; thence south 90 feet 4 inches, to the south
line of lot 10 ; thence west, 153 feet 9 inches, to 21st
street; thence to beginning.
Sands, Comfort -
Pump tax -
Stuart John A. -
Sweet, Parker H. -
Nuisance tax -
Slade, Henry C. -
Scott, Susan Ann
Smith, Thomas -
Pump tax -
Pump tax -
Pump tax -
Being the east part, fronting 28 feet 3 inches on Penn.
avenue, and extending back the depth ef the lot.
Swann, Thomas, heirs -
Simpson, Tobias, heirs -
For 1835, $6 52
Tucker, Elizabeth -
Thomas, Hope -
Being the north part, fronting 33 feet on l1th street,
by the depth of the lot.
Thomas, Hope .
Being the north part, fronting 17 feet on 10th street,by
the depth of the lot.
Thomas, Joseph and James -
Tucker, Thomas T. heirs of -
Tayloe, John, heirs of -
Being the east part, fronting 32 feet 7 inches on G
street, by the depth of the lot.
Paving tax, on Interest from Jan. 1,1837
Van (oble, Aaron 4. Co.
Years for which Taxes are due.
1836. 1837. 1838. 1839.
13 13 13 11
9 9 9 6
8 8 8 6
9 9 9 6
9 9 9 7
4 41 5 52 9 93
2 78 4 96 7 74
29 79 29 79 34 50 -
4 50 4 50 450 1 62 -
354 sub. 6
Holmead, Anthony, continued -
For 1824 to 1835, $1 58
Do t .
For 1824 to 1835, 98 cents.
For 1824 to 1835, 91 cents.
For 1824 to 1835, $1 03
For 1824 to 1835, $1 09
Hinton, Samuel .
Jones, Walter, and Bank of Washington,
Kavanaugh, Patrick, .
Being the north part, fronting 25 feet on llth street,
and extending back the depth of tbhe lot.
Kerr, Robert E.
Keane, Stephen, .
Being the north part, fronting 28 feet on lIth street,
and extending back the depth of the lot.
Being the west part, fronting 49ifeet on D street, by
the depth of the lot.
King, Henry, -
Do -- -
Kemp, Mary, -
Keyworlh, Robert, -
Water tax -
Being the east part, fronting 38 feet on Pennsylvania
Avenue, and running back to the alley.
Lynch, John, -
Longacre, J, B. -
MlcGunigle, Ann, -
-'It V ,. J.,,,. ibelrs,e
. 1, ,:ur., .jr .l,,r. ,. -
MeGlue, Owen, heirs, -
Miiddleton, Arthur, -
Commencing for said part at the southeast corner of
the square, running thence north 455 feet; thence
west, 104 feet; thence south, 123 feet; thence west,
210 feet; thence north, 123 feet; thence west, 170
feet; thence south, 455 feet; thence east, 489 feet, to
McCall, Benjamin F..
MeDuell, John, .
Orr, Benjamin G. heirs of,
For 1834, $1 77; 1835, 1 77.
49 53 59 74
9 55 9 51
5 70 5 70 3 45 14 85
- 30 31 30 31 60 621
3 81 19 39
2 68 6 24
14 69 43 77
TO WHOM ASSESSED.
13 & imp.
27 & imp
Years for which Taxes are due. v
1826. 1837. 1838. 1839. a
93 93 93 80
3 49 3 49 3 49 4 36 .,
For 1834, $1 36; 1835, $1 36
Beginning for said part on 7th street, 41 feet from the
southwest corner of the square, running thence north
22 feet 10 inches, thence east 78 feet 1 inch, thence
south 22 feet 10 inches, thence west to beginning.
Van Ness, John P. .
Paving tax, on interest from Jan. 1, 1837
The whole lot, except 1,368 feet, conveyed to Sarah Mc-
Being the west part, fronting 35 feet on G street, by
the depth of the lot.
Being the north part, fronting 23 feet on G street, and
extending back 55 feet 4 inches.
Water tax -
Being the west part, fronting 30 feet on G street, and
extending back 96 feet.
Being the south part, fronting 40 feet on 12th street,
and extending hack the depth of the lot.
Being the south part, fronting 5 feet on 12th street by
the depth of the lot.
Being the north part, fronting 23 feet 4 inches on 13th
street, by the depth of the lot.
Being the west part, fronting 28 feet 6 inches on D
street, by the depth of the lot.
Do -- -
Being the north part, fronting 23 feet 41 inches on 12th
street, and extending back 57 feet 5 inches.
Alley tax -
Alley tax -
Alley tax -.
Being the north part, fronting 28 feet 8 inches on 1lth
street, by the depth of the lot.
Being the north part, fronting 20 feet 2 inches on 12th
street, and extending back the depth of the lot.
Being the south part, fronting 56 feet on 11th street, by
the depth of the lot.
Being the south part, fronting 28 feet 8 inches on llth
street, by the depth of the lot.
Being the north part, fronting 24 feet on 10th street, by
the depth of the lot.
Pump tax .
Walter, A. B.
Being the east part of the lot fronting 25 feet on L
street, and running back 100 feet.
Wood, Ferdinand F., heirs of -
Wells, John, Jr. -
Beginning at the distance of 26 feet from the north-
west corner of the lot, and running eastwardly on the
line of Pennsylvania avenue 22 feet, thence south-
wardly by a line parallel with the dividing line
between lots 18 and 19 to a 30 feet alley, thence
westwardly with the line of said alley 22 feet, thence
to the beginning.
Walker, John .
Wilson, John A., and others .
Being the north part, fronting 20 feet on 12th street by
the depth of the lot.
Watson, James W. -
Wood, Mary Ann E. -
Beginning 20 feet from the northwest corner of the
lot, running south 19 feet, thence east to the rear
of the lot, thence north 19 feet, thence to the begin-
Wilson, James and Thomas -
Withers, John and Gearge Johnsea
Wilson, Joseph -
Beginning on 7th street 91 feet from the northwest
corner of the square, running thence south 20 feet,
thence east 75 teet, thence north 20 feet, thence west
Whalen, Nicholas -
2 16 2 16
1 18 1 18
5 532 532 5 32 21 28
36 37 36 37 36 37 39 9314904
549 5 49 5 49 7 77 24 24
612 6 12
600 6 0
29 52 29 52
37 02 37 0W
l 12 39
14 6 01
3 17 13
3 5 53
; 4 96
1 6 18
: 6 54
4 2 34
4 5 41
G 2 05
9 3 19
1 2 20
S 3 18
1 2 91
2 3 52
d 9 52
91 3 30
4 4 81
5 3 75
1 2 80
9 2 69
! 7 32
\ 5 44
2 2 82
;6 3 60
Z 11 46
4 2 24
7 12 07
i 1 86
3 25 93
2 6 12
I 6 00
0 3 40
! 37 02
7 15I 23 38
1 66 4 36
3 44 9 59
-- ll __ I I I I II II I . ] ] I . l[ r
.i . C*
3 75 15 00
3 37 11 77
3 24 11 31
25 6J -
22 96 41 32
22 50 40 50
1 13 -
44 53 145 09
37 02)148 08
Sale to commence at 11 o'clock A. M. Terms cash to the amount of the taxes and expenses.
sept 5-wts A. ROTHWELL, Collector.
INSURANCE AGAINST FIRE.-The Etna Insu-
rance Company of Hartford. Connecticut, offer to insure
property of every description against loss by fire on terms as fa-
vorable as any other Company.
The capital of this Company is ample, and its character for
punctuality and promptness in the adjustment of losses is so wel
established in the public estimation as to secure entire confidence
in its ability to meet all the engagements into which they may
Application may be made to the subscriber, at his office, at the
...rn,-r .1f C and 6th streets.
'%.,ill.u,. Thompson, Esq. is authorized to receive proposals and
make surveys of property offered for insurance in the counties of
Virginia and Maryland adjoining the Distriiet of Columbia.
sept 9-wtf D. A. HALL, Agent.
CAPITOL OF THE UNITED STATES.-A beau-
tiful and accurate view of this magnificent building, with
i.ru., drawn by W. A. Pratt, rural architect, and litho-
1.i I L ) the celebrated Fenderich, has been recently publish-
ed by the subscriber, and is for sale, wholesale and retail, by him
at Stationers' Hall. Members of Congress and strangers visiting
it the seat of Government are informed that those views are net
to be had South, North, or West of this city.
Also, a beautiful isometrical view of the President's House, the
surrounding public buildings and private residences; size 22 by
33 inches, price only $1.
Also, a correct representation af the recent National Conven.
tion of Whig Young Men at Baltimore ; price 50 cents.
july 20 0FISHER.
W ATER COLORS.-Received this day, an additional
supply of Osbourn's superior water colors, comprising
every size, in boxes, and all kinds of colors in cakes.
june 12 W. FISCHER.
THEORY OF LEGISLATION, by Jeremy Bentham
translated from the French of Etienne Dumont, by R. Hil-
dreth, author of Bank, Banking, and Paper Currencies; Despotism
in At*erica; Archy Moore, &c., in 2 volumes; also, Critical and
Miscellaneous Essays, by T. Babington Macaulay, in 2 volumes,
are this day received and for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
july I) Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
HE PEOPLE'S OWN BOOK, by F. Ie La Men-
nais, translated from the French by Nathaniel Greene, is
just received and for sale by WM. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west
of Brown's Hotel. june 24
FRAGMENTS OF JACKSONISM. Comprised In
S Supplementary Notes to the third edition ofJack-
sOll's Afidavlt, by Robert Mayo, just published, price 25 cents,
for sale atthe bookstore ofR. PARNHAM, between 9th and 10th
streets, Pennsylvania avenue.
Also, Dr. Mayo's Comparative Synopsis of the Constitutions o
the several States and the United States, on a single sheet, price
25 cents, for sale by R. FARNHAM. may 18
ULWERI'S WORK, GODOLPHIN, new edition
2 volts. Also, Crowe's History of France, 3 small volumes.
Smott's History of Scotland, 2 small vuols. Lee's Geology, for pop,
tilar ue, I evol. For sale by F. TAYLOR. aug IT
3 72 10 44
For 1824 to 1835, $1 53.
For 1824 to 1835, $1 76.
For 1824 to 1835, $1 74.
For 1824 to 1835, $1 35.
For 1824 to 1835, $2 00.
For 1824 to 1835, $1 21.
For 1824 to 1835, 94 cents.
For 1824 to 1835,$I 21.
Gralltiot, Charles, .
Guest, Jonathan, .
Gorman, John B. .
Greenleaf and Eliot, .
For 1824 to 1835, $32 47.
Fronting 45 feet 8| inches on 10th street, and running
with the same width west 124 feet 9 inches.
Being all of said lot, except 3,000 square feet assessed
to Wm. Bird.
For 1824 to 1835, $16 24.
For 1824 to 1835, $40 46.
Gelston, Hugh, -
Being parts of lots 6, 7, and 8, beginning on llth street
51 feet 5 inches from the southwest corner of the
square, running thence north 25 feet, thence east 75
feet, thence south 25 feet, thence west to beginning.
Gelston, Hugh, -
Hall, David A. -
HIowison, Henry, -
Being the south part, fronting 23 feet 3 inches on 14th
street, by the depth of the lot.
Howison, Henry, -
Being the west part, fronting 29 feet 6 inches on G street,
and extending back 29 feet 6 inches.
Herrity, James, -
Hamilton, Samuel, heirs, -
Hughes, Thomas, .
Being the north part, fronting 21 feet on 13i street,
and extending back the whole depth of the lot.
Hazle, Zachariah, -
Do For 1835, $2 11 -
Being the east part, containing 4,723 feet.
Hazle, Zachariah, for 1835, $3 91
Holmead, Anthony, -
Do For 1824 to 1835, $3 20
Do For 1824 to 1835, $5 28
Do For 1824 to 1835, $1 84
Do For 1824 to 1835, $2 76
For 1824 to 1835, 62 51
For 1824 to 1835, $2 92
Do f t8 8
F'or 1824 to 1835, $8 41
1 & imp
C.pt. 2 of
12 & imp.
5665 "21 &imp.
For 1834, 6i 43;
6 82 20
3 33 11