WASHINGTON: SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1842.
PUBLISHED BY GALES & SEATON.
DAILY PAPe--$10 a year-4l a month for anyashortertime.
CousTT" PAPZ a--6 a year-44 for six months.
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
MANSION HOUSE HOTEL FOR RENT.-
A..u. That eltenslve range of buildings on Penuaylvania ave-
nue, near the Pre-sidlent's House. now occupied hy the General Poat
: Ofleo, Iformerly known s the Mjans.n House, kept by J Srnlhcr,
the most fLshionable HAel In WaHiagtLnau, ,t ha, been noticed to
the propnet)r, by tIlle Postmasier Goen.ral, will be redy for oc-
C.a1-1iso as a Hotel on the slet day of January next, prior to wbi.i
the Iteparinent his engaged to put the building in the condition
required by ihb lea .,. gol and tenantable.
The urgent demand for a first-rate Hotel at its location is well
known. One prepared-in all respects to keep such a one basthe
Tremont, Astor, Head's, &c. can rent, lease, or purchase the pro-
perty gn the most favorable terms. Possession to be given wken
surrendered by the Postmaster General.
Applications to be made, post paid, to
nov 26-eotf BENJ. OGLE TAYLOB.
C HARLES O'MALLEY, the Irish Dragoon, com-
plete in I vol. Cheap edition. This day received for tale
%.V P. TAYLOR. dec I-3
A CA D.-Mrs. IlRONSIDtE ., prepared to reenva small
t'sa of Menilhre of C-mgreis. Hes house i- sitluatel ,in
E, near Te.th Street.,. [n -til
A GENICt OF' CLAIMS AT WASHINGTON.-
The subscriber will attend to the Erinagement and rn,,,-
tion of Ci(umh before CoNoGsaE and Ilha Iiforent rl.-pftoinnis
fie has thel beat legal id-io, within his reacs, Weh-nt-fffiaybe
ne0crsor to refer t, it; i.n-i fr-,n hbs own knowledge of themodes
and formes ofsettl:ment of accounts in the public Departments and
before Congiess, he can assure tlhsse who may commit their busi-
ness to br. care that every attention shall be paid theieto.
Letters must be post paid.
octl3-tf CHARLES J. NOURSE.
OARDING.-Mrs. KEILY'S house, on Missouri avenue,
near 4j street, in the square opposite Gadsby'a, i. sill un
occupied. Members of Congress who have not yct selectld the-ir
private boarding-houses are invited to call and inspect it. Tran-
sient visitors can also he well accommodated, as the house is is
the vicinity of thejhotels. dec 28-tf
ARNABY BUDGE, complete.-Pine and cheap edi-
tions this day received by WM. M. MORRISON.
MONDUN'S SUPERIOR BLACKLEAD PEN-
CILS, for drawing, engineering, &c. These pencils
are considered the best now in use.
nov 24 corner of 1 lth street and Penn. avenue.
OTTON AND LINEN TWINE, by the bale or
pound, for sale at the bookstore of R. FARNHAM,
nov 24 Corner of 11 th street and Penn. avenue.
YrF HE POETICAL WORKS OF MI-i. LAN-
SDON, wah a p-ortrait, 2 volt. 32mo. Thes.- vlnmes aie
published in a form to mIIatCh Lhe 2m. editmon H.Icn mia.n's P.,rmo.
Also, a new edition ro Hemans's Poems,. in tl-h sO,ans .Ayle.
Just published and f,, sale at the tboaokstoie of
ont S8 C.)rnrpllth alroet.nd P-rn avenue.
r RUNK BOARDS, Binderis Boards, and Paste Boarda
Sfor sale, wholesale and retail, at the paper warehouse of
R. FARNHAM, cornerof llth street and Penn. avenue.
AMATEUR'S MUSICAL LIBRARY.
T HEagent of the above-named most excellent publication
is now in this city. Persons ftstposed to, la e,.r erxam-
ins the work may do so at W. M. MORRISOkN ..,-k a,.ir, four
doors from Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue.
In the mean time reference is respectfully made to the annexed
opinions of some of the best judgesirs Baltimore :-
The "Amateur's Musical Library" contains a very pleasing va-
riety of original and selected compositions, and deserves the pa-
tronage of all who wish to improve themselves, or entertain their
friends in the social circle. It is beautifully and correctly pointed,
and uncommonly cheap. JOHN COLE.
I take pleasure in stating that after carefully perusing the
Amateur's Musical Library," I find it to be a book of choice and
valuable compositions, worthy of patronage, particularly of those
who have already attained considerable musical abilities; besides,
it may be regarded as an ornament to the Piano Porte.
I have rarefidly examined the work entitled "Amateur's Musi-
cal Library." In quality and excellence of matter. I know of no
publication superior to it, and I cheerfully recommend it to the
musical public for its utility and agreeable variety.
It is a collection of Plant Forte musie and soog, embracing
the most popular airs from the latest operas, consisting of Cavati-
nas, Waltzes, Marches, Quicksteps, Cotilljons, anid many new
pieces by the Editor, as well as a large number of Songs, Duets,
Trios, Quartets, &c., the whole selected from tlhe most distinguish -
ed European authors: including also numerous original compo.
silioan by celebrated authors in the United States. Edited by
Charles Jarvis, Professor of the Piano Porte, and Organist, etc."
The whole number of pieces is 138 ; 52 of which are new, and
the copyright secured. jan S
C HRISTMAS GIFTS at Morrlsou's.-The London
Keepsake for 1842; The Picturesque Annual for 1842;
Heath's Book of Beauty; Heath's Historical Annual; Friend-
ship's Offering; The Gift; The Token; The Violet; The Amna-
rauth; Appleton's sTales for the People and their Children;
The Diamond Shakspeare; Bingley's Tales about Travellers;
Do. Tales about Instinct; Tales of the Kings of England; Par-
ley's Christmas Gifts; Robin Hood ; Arabian Nights Entertain-
ments; Cousin Lucy's Stories; Token of Affecion- Mrs. Rives'
Book; The Queens of England; Howitt's tudent s Aife in Ger-
many; Rural Sketches; Gems of Modern Poets; Hemans's Po-
etical Works; Scott's Poetical Works; Kebb's Christian Year;
Stephens's Travels; The Works of Lord Bacon; Memoirs of
Margaret Davidson; Also, of her sister Lucretia; The Queen of
Flowers; The Language of Flowers; The Sentiment of Flowers;
Mrs. Marcelt's Stories; Howitt's Book of the Seasons; Parley's
Universal History; Child's Fairy Library, in 3 vols.; The Book
of Experiments; The Nursery Book; The Gem; Famous Men
of Britain; Defoe's History of the Plague; Narrative of Cobb's
Voyages; Young Ladies' Library; Peasant and Prince; Paul
and Virginia; Looking Glass for the Mind; Peep of Day; Na-
turalist's Rambles; and many others too numerous for the limits
of an adv-..rniennt. Just publibhed und ready for Chitstmas,
at M)RRISON'S Hookstore. dee 213
M.R. JAMES'S NEW NOVEL, The Jacquerie, in 2
vols. is this day expected and will be for sale, price St 25,
by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation, along with all other late
publications, from the Waverley Circulating Library.
Terms for the Library $5 per annum, $3 for six months, or $1
or a single month, dec 29
NLY ONE DOLLAR I-Robert Merry's Mu.
seum for 1812, edited by J. G. Goodrich, author of Pe-
ter Parley's Tales.
Publishers' Noticee.-In consequence of the unexpected and
gratifying success of Merry's Museum, the publishers give notice
that it is their intention to reduce the price, heretofore $1 50, to
SI for twelve numbers. This arrangement will btgin with the
January number fir 1842. The full number of engravings, and
the same number of pages as heretofore, will he given. Four
large and splendid engravings, printed in two colors, will be in-
serted each year. Considering the illustrations and embellish-
ments, the great amount of matter, the style of the work, and the
expense of getting it up, the publishers believe they may thus
claim that Robert Merry's Museum is the cheapest publication in
the country. In adopting these plans, the publishers beg leave
m. say that, as they have hitherto had the most gratifying evidence
that the work is approved by enlightened readers, parents, and
guardian, they solicit continued favors and increased patronage
as this alone can sustain the work on its proposed basis. The
publishers are determined to make the Museum as good as talent,
care, attention, and liberal expense can make it; and they re-
spectfnlly ask all Mr. Robert Merry's black-eyed and blue-eyed
friends to give them their kind support and encouragement.
Subscriptions received by the sole agent of the District
WM. M. MORRISON,
jan 10 P o our doors west of Brown's Hotel.
I W MUSIJC-Just received the following pieces of New
J.N Music at the old established store between l1th and 12th
streets. W. FISCHER.
SOOB.-The wind and the beam loved the rose, by Blockley;
I may not breathe a sigh t. tales, by Count de Ia Porte; Wedding
bells, poetry by J. H. Bayley, music by A. Phillips; A life in the
woods, poetry by G. P. Morris, music by F. H. Brown; There's
rest for thee in heaven, by Paige; The youngleaves are budding,
by P. Klita; Through all the heaven, by Douizetti; Those locks,
those ebon leeks, by Austin Phillips; Why are you sad ? by James
M. Deems; Oh! God preserve the mariner, by Jeffery s; Oh,
youth is the time, by Miss E. Blundell; My pretty azile, by Geo.
Inley, ESq.; Yes, moisten now with tears that face, by Chisrei;
Tell me ye winged winds, by Corwin; Come sing me a song of
our own smiling land, by H. C. Watson; Sweet village rose, by
George Linley, Esq ; Oh, who has not seen the young rose fade
away 2 by A. Phillips ; The mother who hath a child at sea, by
Henry Russell; The chieftain's daughter, poetry by G. P. Mor-
ris, music by Russell; Massa is a stingy man, (comic) sung by R.
W. Pelham ; When will ye think of me 1 by J. Barnett; Moon-
linght music, ldve, and flowers, by J. Barnett; Oh, forget me, by S.
Nelson ; When first we met I gazed on thee, by Rawlings; Portrait
eharmsnt, French air arranged as a rondo; La Belle Mary, ron-
da by W. R. Coppock; St. Patrick's day, rondo by P. Klitz; Sa
concert a la coua, by Heie ; Mcrry's quack step ; Captain Wil-
Slihms, A.S. A., (grand march,) by Coppock; American waltz by
Gould; Brigand waltz, from Zampa.
j PosiuoK Sosns -Tenoro Ogetto, by Pucitti; Al ceropo della
gloria, by Doulsetti; Sa talalata ta, by Aubar; Sa Vedrai, by
Bellini; Reposa in pace, by Martini; A pisa al pin d'nn solace;
Ombra adorataaspetta, by Bingarelli; Au revoir Louise, by Pan-
Clarles County Court, November Term, 18481.
N the matter ofthe division of the ieal estate of Philip J. Ford,
late of Charles county, deceased, it is ordered that the report
of the commissioners be ratified, unless cause is shown to the con-
trary on or before the third Monday of March next 3 Provided this
order be published once a week for the space of three weeks in
some newspaper published in the District of Columbia before tihe
said third Monday in March net. C. DORSEY.
True copy ; JOHN BARNES,
jan 8--wlw Clerk Cbhries County Court.
PATarOTIc BANK Or WASHINGTON, JAI. 5, 1842.
T HE Bmard of Directors have declared a dividend of 3 per
cent. for the half year ending 31st ult., which will be paid
to the stockholders on the 10th inst. C. BESTOR,
jan 7-6t Cashier.
PARSMES' AND MECHANICS' BANK,
_Georgetown, January 6,1842.
nHE BOARD OF DIRECtORS OF THIS IN-
stitution have this day declared a dividend of two and, a
halfper cent. for the last half year ending 31slt ultimo, which is
ready to be paid to the stockholders or their representatives.
jan t10--6tJ. I. STULL, Cashier.
EI.FOR SOR FOLK.
The Steamer BOSTON will leave
Washington and Alexandria for Nor-
folk on Thursday next, the 6th of Jan-
uary, at 10 o'clock A. M. and continue to leave there every suc-
ceeding Thursday at the same hour so long as the navigation con-
tinues open. Returning, will leave Norfolk every Sunday evening.
jan 6 JAMES MITCHELL.
F ARM FOR RENT.-A Farm of about 300 acres, in
Montgomery county, Maryland, pear the Washington
Turnpike, one mile from Leesboro', and ten from Washington
city. It is the farm lately owned by Messrs. Jeremiah and Winm.
Orme, and recently in the occupation of Mr. Horatio Beall. For
a marketand dairy farm it possesses superior qualities.
ft will be rented for one, or for a term of years, as may be
agreed on; and to an improving tenant every encouragement will
Apply to Mr. Thomas Connelly, Colesville, or to Edward
Stubbs, Washington. jan 6-dtf
TNOTICE. -Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Superior
S Court of Law and Chancery for the county of Southampton
and State of Virginia, and to me directed, bearing date November
4, 1841, 1 am instructed to advertise in the Richmond Enquirer,
and in the National Intelligenceroublished in Washington, that
there is a fund now remaining under the control of thie Court due
to Nathan Buster and wife, Thomas Rieves, James I. Wade and
wife, John T. Rieves, Sterling Rieves, Sterling C. Winslow, Rid-
ley Porter, Joe.l P.irtar, JdCub F. P.,riar, and Charlotte Porter,
and they are re.-jieteel to com t'o-,sord and receive the sums de-
creed to ti:e"i re ,1,-tively, andm ,:Ir-p', with the conditions of the
order for Jiri,t,-ii.. Mmr.ter' ot Congress in whose district
those per,-e.n r .-J-' will Lcnnrr a fi.'r on their constituents by
giving the earliest information to them.
dee 24-eotf EDWARD BUTTS.
NiAPIER'S PENINSULA WAR.-Just published
end for sals by W. M. MORRISON, 4 doors west of
Brown's Hotel, the History of the War in the Peninsula and in
the South of France, from the year 1807 to the year 1814, by W.
F. P. Napier, C. B., Colonel H. P. 43d regiment, member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Military Sciences, from the 4th edi-
tion, complete in 4 vols. Svo., with 55 fine engravings.
Law and Lawyers; or Sketches and Illustrations of Legal His-
tory and Biography, in 2 vols; Critical and Miscellaneous Wri-
tings of Sir Edward Lytton Bulwer, author of "Pelham," the
' Disowned," &e.; also, The Pic-Nic Papers, edited by Boz.
ORD BROUGHAM'S SPEECHES, 2 vols, 8vo.
Just published and for sale by F. TAYLOR, immediately
east of Gadsby's. Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb. A
novel in 2 vols. oct 6
C"HINA, Ancient and Modern-Being a history and ge-
. neral description of the country, government, laws, rail-
gion, productions, manufactures, arts and sciences, literature,
commerce, tea and opium trade, &c. lately published in London.
A few copier just imported by F. TAYLOR.
ENUIN E FARINA COLOGNE.-100 boxesofthe
Genuine Farina Cologne just received for sale at Station-
ers' Hall, with every other article of the choicest perfumery on
the best terms. W. FISCHER.
B LACK'S NEW GENERAL ATLAS. Edinburgh,
1841.-Just imported, and for sale (a few copies only) by
F. TAYLOR, Black's Universal Atlas, containing fifty-four large
folio Maps, engraved in a style of beauty and perfection probably
not seen in the United States before. This Atlas was published
only a few weeks ago, by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh,
publishers of the celebrated Encyclopaedia Britannica, just com-
pleted ; it combines the results of all the recent surveys and dis-
coveries in all parts of the earth, with all the Political and Geo-
grai hical information at the command of the British Government,
and is unquestionably the most complete and perfect Atlas yet
published in the world. The number and large size of its maps
enables it to give the most interesting portions of the earth's sur-
face on an extent of scale not attempted hitherto in any one book;
Prance being spread over three large folio maps, Germany ever
two, Italy two, Africa four, South America four, Great Britain
four, Ireland three, &c.; together with much valuable descriptive
information, a Geographical Dictionary, an extensive Index, Sta-
tistics, &oc. all brought up to 1841. For sale at an extremelymo-
derate price. A few copies only received. ]an 6
IFE OF RICHARD C(EUR DE LION, by G.
P. P. James, sathor ofDarrnly, irichlieu, &c. in two vols.
is this day received and for sale by F. TAYLOR.
Also, by the same author, The Jacquerie, a novel, drawn from
the history of France, 2 vols.
Terms for the Waverley Circulating Library, $5 per annum;
83 for six months; $1 for single month, jan 5
BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
JOHN J. DONAJLDSON, PaESlDENT,
INSURES LIVES for one or moreyears, or for life.
Rates for One Hundred Dollars.
Age. Oneyear. Sevenyeara. Porlife.
25 1.00 1.12 2.04
30 1.31 1.36 2.36
35 1.36 1.5b 2.75
40 1.69 1.83 3.20
45 1.91 1.96 3.73
50 1.96 2.09 4.60
55 2.32 3.21 56.78
60 4.35 4.91 7.00
Rateasfr One Hundred Dollars.
60 years of age, 10.55 percent. )
65 do. 12.27 do. ) per annum
70 do. 14.19 do.
Por One Hundred Dollars deposited at birth of child,the Cor
pany will pay, if he attain 21 years ofage, $469
At six months, 408
One year, 375
The Companyalso executestrusts; receives moneyon deposits,
paying interest sremi-asnnually, or compounding it, and makes
all kinds of contracibs in which life or the interestof money isin.
volvsd. WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
H. Baldwin, Richmond, Va.
D. Robertson, Norfolk, V a.
At S. Tidball, Winchester, Va.
ICHMOND GRATE COAL AND POTATOES
The subscribers have on consignment 2,000 bushels of Grate
Coal, and 500 bushels Maine Mercer Potatoes, at 50 cents. Also
on hand, 200 tons of superior Anthracite Coal, with a good supply
of Wood, at the corner of Tenth and E streets and Potomac
jan 5-2aw4w J. S. HARVEY & CO.
F OR SALE.-The establishment at present used and occupi-
ed as an Almshouse, or Poorhouse, in the county of Fairfax,
Va. The buildings consist of a large two story*Brick House, with
wings, a portico back and front, six large rooms on each floor, and
passages through the centre or main building, a kitchen under
the same roof, and a large cellar; a granary and smokehouse,
stable, and two cabins. The lot contains about 68 or 70 acres of
land, a portion of which is in wood, and abundantly supplied with
ex-ellent water. It is situated within half a mile of the town of
Providence, the county seat, a neighborhood universally healthy;
and, with little alteration or improvement, is admirably calculated
for a boarding school or seminary.
If ihe above be not sold before March Court next, it will, on the
first day of that Court, be offered at public auction in front of the
For terms, apply to Thomas Ayre, James Cloud, Alexander
Turley, or to JAME S HUNTER,
jan 8-eo6t Pros. pro tern. Board of Poor, Fairfax co., Va.
N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the subscriber
hath obtained from the Orphans' Court of Charles county,
Md. letters of administration, with the will annexed, on the per-
sonal estate of John Benjamin Dent, late of Charles county, de-
ceased. All persons having claims against said estate are here-
by notified to exhibit them to the subscriber, with the proper
vouchers thereof, on or before the first day of January, 1843;
otherwise, they may be excluded by law from all benefit of said
estate. J. P. DENT,
Administrator cum testamento annex of
dec 14-w4wcp John Benjamin Dent.
TUIHIS IS TO GI V E NOTICE that the subscriber hath
Obtained from the Orphans' Court of Charles county, in the
State of Maryland, letters testamentary on the personal estate
of Margaret Posey, late of Charles county, deceased.
All persons having claims against the said deceased are hereby
warned to exhibitthe same, with the vouchers thereof, to the sub-
scriber, on or before the fifteenth day of July next; they may
otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate.
Given under my hand this 27th day of December, 1841.
WASHINGTON A. POSEY,
jan 4-w4w Executor.
ORE NEW BOOKS.-A splendid illustrated edition
S of the Vicar of Wakefield, Life of Napoleon, Robinson
Crusoe, Joan of Arc, Evenings with the Chroniclers, Christmas
Bells, Somerville Hall, The Old Oak Tree, Hope on Hope ever,
Autumn and Winter, and Spring and Summer, or walks in the
country, The Peasant and Prince, Palmer's Treatise on the
Church, German Prose Writers, The Early English Church,
Strive and Thrive, Who shall be Greatest, Norway anl tlhe Nor-
wegians, Which is the Wiser, Cutter's New Book, Catlin's New
Book, James's New Book, The Madison Papers, Tales for the
People and their children, Life before the Mast, Charles O'Mal-
ley, complete, Barnaby Rudge, complete, Ten Thousand a Year,
complete, Stanly Thorn, Valentine Vox, Poetical Works of
Walter Scott, Fielding's Works, Smollet's Works, Byron's
works, Murray's edition, to match each other.
Just published, gad for ale at- --- ,.
S ja 10
MURIous wS took Store,
4 doors west of Browu's.
WILLIAM H. WOODWARD,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Address to Washington city or Georgetown, D. C. He will
practice in the Courts in the District of Columbia an# of the ad-
joining counties of Maryland. dec l1 -eo3m_
iLURNISHED ROOMS AND BOARDING.-
k Mrs. ENGLISH has several well-furnished rooms, celsist.
ing of parlors and bed chambers, which she wauld be glad to
rent. She will rent them either with or without board, as it may
suit the convenience of applicants. Persons desirous of obtaining
board or comfortable rooms are respectfully invited to call en her.
Her house is large and commodious, and is centrally situated on
the west side of 10th street, a few doors north of Penn. Av.
J OSEPH PALMIERI, Gentlemen's Hair Dresser,
from the Astor House, New York, respectfully invites his
old friends and customers, and the resident citizens of Washing-
ton, to favor him with a call, at Batchelor's hair dressing estab-
lishment, Elliott's Building, Pennsylvania avenue, Washington,
where will be found a handsome assortment of French and Eng-
lish perfumery, hair, tooth, cloth, and nail brushes, dress cravats
and scarfs, razors and strops, combs, fine old soaps, genuine co-
logne, imported direct from Cologne. And every article for ladies
and gentlemen's toilet, jan 10--tf
I OTICE.-Tlhe undersigned, Commissioners appointed by
N1 Charles County Court to value and divide the real estate
of Alexander Dont, late of said county, deceased, do hereby give
notice toall concerned that they will meet on the premises on
Wednesday, the 15th day of February next, at 11 o'clock A. M.
and proceed in the business according to law.
JAMES E. KEECH,
H. H. FREEMAN,
dec ll-law2m S. W. DENT.
A TEACHER.-A young man, a graduate of a Northern
college, who has had some experience in teaching, is desi-
rous ofobtaining a situation, either in an academy, a school, or as
a Tutor in a private family, or to prepare a few fur college. The
most ample and satisfactory references will be given as to cha-
racter and qualifications. Any communication addressed (post
paid) toD. N. L., Philadelphia, Pa. will receive prompt attention.
N, B. He could deliver lectures on chemistry and philosophy
if required, jan 4-eo7t
D Rt. VALENTIN5', the Delineator of American
Peculiarities and Eccentric Characters, respect-
fully announces to the citizens of Washington that he will give
his Comical and Quizzical Lectures at the Apollo Hall, opposite
the National Theatre, Pennsylvania avenue, on tho evenings of
Friday and Saturday, the 14th and 15th instant. For Programme
see small bills.
Tickets 50 cents, children 25 cents; to be had at Mr. Morrison's
Bookstore, at Mr. Fischer's Stationers' Hall, Penn. avenue, and
at the door.
To commence at 8 o'clock. ijan 13-3t
I WO HANDSOME CARRIAGE HORSES AT
Private Sale.-We have for private sale a pair of hand-
some bay Horses, 7 years laid, perfectly sound and gentle, and work
well. They are sold for no fault-the owner leaving the city, and
having no further use for them. Inquire of
R. W. DYER & CO.
jan 13-3t Auctioneers.
LOR RENT, for one or more years, the Wharf commonly
known as Lenox's Whtarf, near the Long Bridge, with the
Warehouse and grounds attached, and lately in the occupancy of
Harvey & Gunnell. Possession given immediately.
jan 13-d3t WALTER LENOX.
ATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF CON-
U GRESS, 1 volume, thick octavo. Price $5. A few
copies for sale by
jan 13 F. TAYLOR,
UOTICE.-By virtue of a writ of fieri facias, issued by C.
L T. Coote, Esq. and to me directed, I shall offer for sale,
to the highest bidder for cash, on Tuesday, the 18th instant, one
Mahogany Box and contents, consisting of Jewelry of various
kinds and small Combs, taken as the property of Mr. Davis,
at the suit of John H. Clarvo, and will be sold to satisfy a judg-
ment due him. Sale to take place north of the Centre Market-
house, at 9 o'clock A. M. H. B. ROBERTSON,
jan 13-3t Constable.
POPULAR LECTURES ON ETHICS, OR
MORAL OBLIGATION, for the use of schools, by
Margaret Mercer. Fear God and keep his commandments ;
for this is the whole duty of man."-Eccles. xii. 13.
Just published, and for sale at the bookstore of
dec 24 Corner of 1 Ith street and Penn. avenue.
SN ITED STATES HOTE.1--The unmdorsigned gives
S notice to the Public that the United States Hotel, formerly
kept by David Dorrance, Eaq. and which has been closed for up-
wards of two months, has been put in complete order, every part
of the extensive building having been exposed to thorough ex-
airsn-tion, and no expense has been apared to make every room
such as would be agreeable to the moat fastidious. 'ithe hall has
been laid in Italian marble. The furniture and fixtures of the
house are entirely new-carpets,chairs, bedsteads,linen,&c.-and
are of a kind suited to the high character that is intended this fa-
vorite house should sustain. The arrangements are such that fa-
milies oreingle persons may have accommodations equal to those
in a private house. The services of one of the best cooks in the
country has been secured. The supply of the larder shall be
complete, and the general arrangementsof the establishment such
as to compete with those of any hotel in the United States, with-
I am happy to announce that I have made an arrangement with
Mr. Alonzo Reed, the late well-known proprietor of the Waverley
House, New York, to aid and assist in the management of the
house, whose undivided attention, with that of myself, will be
devoted to the maintenance of the high respectability of this es-
The United States Hotel will be open for the reception of visit-
ers and boarders on Mondcy, the 16th instant.
jan 12-eollt THOMAS C. REA, Philadelphia.
HE subscriber is authorized to receive subscriptions and
Collect the moneys due the Southern Literary Messenger.
dec 22-2aw6t WILLIAM YOUNG.
A CARD.-Mrs. Robinson respectfully invites the atten-
tion of Members and others, who have not permanently
located, to give her a call. She has three comfortable chambers,
and a well furnished parlor to dispose of: they can be had either
with or without board. Her house is situated on Capitol Hill,
corner of 1st and B streets, one square north of the old Congress
Hall. The location is convenient to the Capitol, and well suited
for Members of Congress. She will devote all her attention to
the comfort of those who may engage with her.
Mirs. R. would be pleased to accommodate one or two gentle.
men and their wives, on very moderate terms, jan 10-eotf
OR BEAUTIFYING AND PRESERVING
the Human Hair.-Batchelor's Moldavia Cream is ac-
knowledged to be the most desirable preparation for the attain-
ment ofthis important object. It is made from the original recipe
of Sir Henry Halford, Physician in ordinary to his late Majesty
King William IV. Prepared and sold only by W. BATCHBLOn,
Hairdresser and Wigmaker, from St. James's, London, Elliott's
.o'l.-ton. Pennsylvania avenue; and at the Astor House and 165
Broadway, New York. All kinds of fine Perfumery, Combs,
Brushes, Artificial Flowers, Head Ornaments, German Cologne,
&c. &c. jan 10-eotf
MERICAN THEATRE, Louisiana Avenue.-
A The stockholders are hereby notified that the Trustees are
ready to pay their respective dividends, as decreed by the Circuit
Court. sitting as a court of chancery, upon the production of the
It is hoped that the stockholders will present their claims at
an early day, so that the trust may be forthwith closed.
W. WV. SEATON,
R. C. WEIGHTMAN,
jan 6-eo7t&cplt Trustees.
SFOR RENT, the HOUSE and Lot recently in the
occupancy of the Hon. John Forsyth. The situation is
S healthy, and the premises in good condition. Possession
given immediately : apply to R. S. CHEW,
dec 29-d2w Administrator.
UBLISHED THIS DAY, Morrison's Strangers'
UGuide to the City of Washington and Vicinity, with se-
venteen original designs on steel, and a head of General Wash-
ington, from a picture by Wright, never before engraved.
Published this day by W. M, MORRISON,
dec 22 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
RODGER'S SUPERIOR CUTLERY,such as era-
sers, penknives, desk knives, counting-room and office
shears, for sale at R. FARNHAM'S stationery store, corner of 11th
street and Penn. avenue. nov 27
r UHE LETTERS OF HORACEWALPULE, no-
; ticed in this paper yesterday, are for sale in this city for
the publishers by
doc29 P. TAYLOR.
P REMIUM HAIR DYE, for changing red or gray Hair,
Eyebrows, Whiskers, Moustachios, &c. to a permanent and
beautiful black or brown, without staining or injuring the skin.
Prepared and sold only by W. BATCHELOR, Hairdresser and Wig-
maker, from St. James's, London, Elliott's Buildings, Pennsylva-
nia avenue,Washington; and at the Astor House and 165 Broadway,
New York. All kinds ofEnglish and French Perfumery, the old-
est and best Cologne in the country, imported direct from Co-
logne. Fine old English Soaps, Brushes, Combs, Artificial Flow-
ers, Ladies' Head Ornaments, &e. &e. jan 10-eotf
L VERY AND SALE STABLE, on 8th, be-
tween E and D Streets, adjoining Baker's Ta-
vertl.-The subscribers respectfully inform their friends and the
Public in general that they have a large lot of horses for sale or
hire, at the usual prices. Horses, Buggies, and Hacks furnished
at the shortest notice. WILSON & CO.
jan 7-eolw Proprietors.
IGS AND TOUPETS of all sizes and colors, un-
equalled for comfort and natural appearance. They are
suited to every style, and combine every known European im-
provement. Ladies' Wigs and Head Dresses made to order;
also, all kinds of Wigs and Hair-work cleaned and restored equal
to new, by W. BATCHELOR, Hair-dresser and Wig-maker,
from St. James's, London,Elliott's Buildings, Pennsylvania avenue,
and at the Astor House and 165 Broadway, New York.
All kinds of fine Perfumery, Artificial Flowers, Head Orna-
ments, Combo, Brushes, genuine Cologne, Fancy Soaps, A&c.
EMS OF THE MODERN POETS, by S. 0. Hall. Just
W published anui for l at MOQRRISON'S,
A GENTLEMAN well qualified to teach the Greek, Lat-
in, and English languages, and who can give satisfactory re-
ferences as to character and ability, is desirous of obtaining a sit-
uation as assistant teacher in an academy, or tutor in a private fa-
mily. He has no objection to go further south, if suitable encou-
ragement would be offered. Any communication addressed to J.
V. H. City Post Office, would be punctually attended to.
jan 1 tl-eo3t
A T PRIVATE SALE.-The administrators on the estate
of Lieut. Col. Hook, deceased, have been authorized by the
Judge of the Orphans' Court to sell at private sale a museum,
consisting of Indian Costumes, War Implements, &c., together
with a series of rare and beautiful Indian and other Paintings, by
a Swiss artist. This collection is believed to be superior to any
other of the kind in this country, and well worthy the notice of
amateurs and all others who take an interest in Indian Curiosities
and fine Paintings. A beautiful Carriage is alsooffered at private
sale. This carriage was built to order in July last, in Baltimore,
and is of very superior workmanship. It can be used with either
one or two horses, and has a double set of harness complete.
The above can be seen at the late residence of Col. Hook, corner
of F street west and 21st street. RICHARD GO IT,
MARCUS C. BUCK,
dec. 25-3taw4w Administrators.
OL. ROLT'S Electrical Horse Hair Gloves
S cleanse and soften the skin, equalize the circulation, dif-
fuse warmth, and, tender safe and beneficial, sponging or bathing
with cold or tepid water, affording the best preventive of catarrh,
influenza, and pulmonary irritations. l dyspepsia, constipation,
and rheumatism they are very useful.
As a luxury in health and a remedy in disease they are highly
recommended by the faculty.
The genuine article may be obtained at R. S. PATTSnSUN'S,
cr rner of9th street and Penn. avenue, jan 8
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the coun-
ty of Washington.-In Chancery.
Uharlas F. Osborne,
William T. Stockton and Elisha Whittlesey, Auditor Post Office
THE bill in this cause in substance states, that in October,
1839, the defendant William T. Stockton applied to the
complainant for a loan of money, representing himself to be en-
gaged undercontracts with the Post Office Department for the
transportation efthe mail of the United States, and that the funds
which he wished then to borrow were requisite and necessary to
enable him to comply with his said contracts, under which large
sums of money would become due and payable to him; that he of-
fered to give the complainant, by way of security, an order on the
Department for the forthcoming pay under such contracts ; that
the arrangement was accordingly concluded between the coinm-
plainant and the defendant Stockton, with the full knowledge,
consent, and approbation of the Post Office Department; and that
in pursuance thereof, the complainant advanced money and as-
sumed responsibilities which he has since been compelled to meet,
to and for said defendant Stockton, to the amount of fifteen thou-.
The complainant exhibits with his bill, as part thereof, certain
letter, written by the defendant Stockton, and now produced from
the files of the Post Office Department, addressed to Amos Ken-
dall, then Postmaster General, and dated Charlottesville, October
27, 1839 ; and also a certain other letter of the said defendant, ad-
dressed to C. K. Gardiner, Auditor, &Ac. and dated on the 23d day
of the same month of October, in pursuance of an arrangement
to that effect made between the parties at the Post Office Depart-
ment, and with the knowledge, concurrence, and approbation of
the said Department, and particularly of the said C. K. Gardiner,
then Auditor thereof, requesting, as well on the behalf of the said
defendant Stockton, as of W. T. Stockton & Co. that the mail pay
subsequentto the 1st October, 1839, be paid to the complainant;
that under the said letters the said Department did ratify and confirm
the said arrangement, and did recognise the validity of the said
contract, and orders, and directions, and in pursuance thereof did
pay tothe complainant various sums, in the said bill more particu-
larly stated andshown; that a certain draft of the said Stockton &
Co. in favor of B. W. Stokes, was paid out of the said fund, with
the consent of the complainant; that subsequently, for more pre-
cise specification, on or about the 29th February, 1840, the said
Stockton drew three several drafts upon the said Gardiner, Audi-
tor, &c. in favor of the complainant, two of them for $6,000 each,
and the other for $3,000, "payable out ofany money then due, or
which might grow due, to the said Stockton individually, or other-
wise, under his several contracts for the transportation of the mail
of the United States, then in existence, or which might thereafter
exist." That altogether there had been paid to the complainant,
andtler the said original orders, and not upon the said drafts, the
sum ol$6,890 87, which sum has been since applied, without the
consent of the complainant, to the partial satisfaction of the said
drafts; that on or aboutthe 15th June, 1840, the defendant Stockton
addressed a letter to the said Department, undertaking to counter-
mand his said orders, and to forbid the payment of the said drafts,
and to deprive the complainant of the security so as aforesaid, with
the consent of the Department, pledged to and relied upon by himn
for the re-paymentof the said loan, there being due to him at the
-i-. -of ::h tempted countermand more than $8,000. The bill
P%*tt,-g I.-.rI- leration, &c. and that the complainant-is entitled
to Le. i-' "ji .t 1-f the mail pay pledged as aforesaid; and that the
same has been and is unjustly and against conscience withheld
from him by the said Stockton, and the said Gardiner, and the
said Whittlesey, successor to the said Gardiner.
The bill prays for an account of the mail pay earned and allow-
ed to the said Stockton since February, 1840, and to whom the
same has been paid, and by what authority; and for an injunc-
tion to prevent further payments to any but the complainant until
his debt, interest, and costs are fully paid, and that the same may
be paid out of the mail pay, so as aforesaid pledged therefore; and
for general relief, &c.
And forasmuch as it is alleged in the said bill, and appears to
the Court, that the said Stockton doth not reside within the juris-
diction of the Court, but resides in parts beyond the District of
Columbia, to wit, in the Territory of Florida, it is therefore, on
this twenty-ninth day of November, Anno Domini, 1841, by the
Court, ordered that the complainant make publication of the sub-
stance of his said bill in the National Intelligencer, at the city of
Washington, once a week for four months prior to the second
Monday in April next, notifying the said defendant Stockton to be
and appear before the Court here, in proper person or by solicitor,
on or before the said second Monday in April next, to answer to
the several matters and things in the said bill set forth; other-
wise, such publication being duly made, that the said bill and the
matters and allegations thereof be taken pro confseso against the
By order of the Court.
Test: W. BRENT, Clerk.
COXE & CARLISLE, Solicitors for complainant.
HREE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.-
Ran away from the subscriber, near Upper Marlboro',
Prince George's county, Maryland, on Saturday, the 8th of Janu-
ary, negro man JAMES, commonly called by the negroes Jim
Shaw. He is about five feet one or two inches high, stoutly built,
nearly copper color, and about thirty or thirty-five years old, a
full head of hair, red eyes, and also a protuberance on the side of
his neck, representing a bunch of grapes, and lie is very polite
when spoken to. He has a brother in Washington, about which
place he may be lurking, or he may be in the neighborhood of
Prince George's county.'
One hundred dollars will be paid for his apprehension if caught
in the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia, and the
above reward if caught in Pennsylvania and secured in jail so that
I get him again.
jan 13-2awtfaOTHO B. BEALL.
OL. J. TRUMBULL--HIs ReminIscencesof his
own Times, from 17 5 6 to 1841 .-Just published,
complete in one volume, with many engravings. This day re-
ceived for sale by F. TAYLOR.
SPLENDID LOTTERIES FOR. JANUARY, 1812.
J. G. Gregory & Co. Managers.
VIRGINIA MONONGALIA LOTTERY,
Class B for 1842.
To be drawn at Alexandria, Va. Saturday, January 15, 1842.
1 prize of $35,294 50 prizes of $1,000
1 do 10,000 j 50 do 400
1 do 4,000 50 ala 300
1 do 1,603 132 do 200
Ac. Ac. Ac,
Tickets $10-Halves $5--uarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 26 whole tickets $130
Do do 26 half do 65
Do do 26 quarter do 32 50
VIRGINIA WELLSBURG LOTTERY,
Class A for 1842.
To bh drawn at Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, January 22, 1842.
1 prize of S30.000 1 prize of $1,363
1 do 10,000 10 prizes of 1,300
1 do 5,000 10 do 1,200
1 do 4,000 I 10 do 1,000
1 do 2,500 1B do 600
1 do 2,000 10 do 500
1 do 1,800 | 10 do 400
&c. &c. &c.
let drawn number $16, second drawn number $15, third drawn
number $14, fourth drawn number $13, fifth or sixth drawn
number $12, lowest prize $10.
Tickets only $10-Halves $5--Quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packagea.of 25 wholes $130
Do do 25 halves 65
Do do 25 quarters 32 50
VIRGINIA LEESBURG LOTTERY,
Class B for 1842.
To be drawn in Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, January 29, 1842.
BRILLtANT SCHEME :
1 prize of $40,000 10 prizes of 61,500
1 do 15,000 20 do 1,200
1 do 7,000 [ 50 do 1,000
1 do 5,190 | 60 do 500
6 prizes of 2,000 70 do 200
&C. &ac. oc.
Tickets $10-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 26 wholes 140
Do do 26 halves 70
Do do 26 quarters 35
For tickets and shares and certificates of packages in the above
magnificent schemes, address
J. G. GREGORY & CO. Managers,
Wlrhe Drawings will be seat to all who order as above as
O soon over. d 0 li--awUw4 ep
ILLINOIS LANDS FOR SALE.
Southwest 33, 2 n. 2w. 140 Southeast 3, 4 s. 6 W. 160
Southeast 11, 1 south, 8 w. 160 Northwest 28, 14 n. 4 w. 160
Southwest 23, 12 n. 1 w. 160 Southwest 18, 13 n. 2 w. 160
Southeast 1, 7 n. 6 e. 160 Northeast 7, 13 n. 3 w. 160
Northeast 20, 1 n. 7 w. 160 Northeast 14, 1 n. 1 w. 160
Northeast 24, 1 n. 8 w. 160 Southwest 25, 1 n. 5 w. 160
Northwest 15,1 n. 1 w. 160 Northwest 8, 6 n.2 e. 160
Southwest 10, 7 n. 4 w. 160 Northwest 7, 13 a. I w. 160
Southwest 23, 14 n. 5 w. 160 Northeast 28, 6 n. 1 w. 160
Southwest 1, 2 n. 8 w. 160 Southwest 32, 7 n. 1 w. 160
Northeast 30, 2 n. 2 w. 160 Northwest 7,13 n. 1 w. 160
Southwest 21, 6 n. 2 w. 160 Northeast 11, 13 n. 3 w. 160
Southwest 23, 2 s. 8 w. 160 Southwest23, 15 n. 4 w. I,1,
Southlenst 15,1 n. 9 w. 160 Southeast 13,14 n. 4 e. I1>
Southwest 22, 1 s. 2 w. 160 Southwest 17, 14n. 4 e. 160
Southeast 9, 2 n. 1 w. 160 Suthbeast 34, 14n. 4e. 160
Northeast 22, 6 n. 2 w. 160 Northeast 18, 12 n. 7e. 160
Southeast 29,3 n. 5 w. 160 S j. 13, 6 n. 1 w. 320
Northeast 9,7 n. 4 e. 160 N 1.11, 14 n.4 e. 320
Northeast 18, 7 n. 4 e. 160 Southwest 8, 10s. 2 w. 148
Northeast 27, 4 n. 7 w. 160 S 28, 14 n. 5 w. so80
Southwest 24, 1n. 7w. 160 W sw. 26,2s. 5 w. 80
Southeast 24, 1 n. 6 w. 160 Southeast 3, 10 sa. 2 w. 160
Northeast l8, 120n. e. 160 Northwest 14, 5 s. 7 w. 168
Southwest 4, 9 n. 8 e. 160 Notheast 19,5 n. 2w. 160
Southwest 10, 14 n. 5 w. 160 Southeast 32, 6 n. 2 w. 160
Northwest 13,2 n. 8 w. 160 Southeast 32, 8 n. 3 w. 160
Northwest 2, 2 n. 9 w. 160 Southeast 24, 7 n. 4 w. 160
Southwest 8, 1 n. 7 w. 160 Southeast 2, 2 n. 6w. 160
Southeast 22, 5 nt. 6 w. 160 Southeast 36, 2 n. 6 w. 160
Northwest 6, 9 n. 8 e. 160 Southeast 3, 2 n. 8 w. 160
Northeast 21, 1 n. 7 w. 160 Southeast 9, 12 n. 7e. 160
Southeast 25, 12 n. 6 e. 160 Northwest 28, 13 n. 7 e. 160
Southeast 28, 1 n. 2 w. 160 S)uthwest 33, 14 n. 7 e, 160
SNortheast 21, 5 n.2 w. 160 Northwest 20, 12 n. 8 e. 160
Southwest 34, 5 n. I w. 160 Northwest 33, 12 n. 8 e. 160
Southwest 10, 6 n. 2 w. 80 Southeast 23, 13 n. 8 e. 160
Northeast 35, 3 n. 6 w. 160 Southwest23, 13 n. 8 e. 160
Southeast 4, 4 n. 6 w. 160 Northeast 26, 14 n. 8 e. 160
Northwest 12, 3n.5 w. 160 Southwest 4, 12 n. 9 e. 160
Northwest 8, 6 n. 5 w. 160 N J. 24,11 n. 4 w. 320
Southwest 27,7 n. 5 w. 160 Southeast 31, 4 n. 8 w. 146
Northeast 34, 5 n. 6 w. 160 Northwest 33, 13 n. 9 e. 121
Northeast 11, 6 n 7 w. 160 Northwest 9, 7 a. 5 w. 160
Northwest 36, 7 n. 8 w. 160 Southwest 15, 11 n. I w. 160
Northwest 32, 4 n. 8 w. 160 Northeast 23, 7 n. 2 w. 160
Southwest 1, 4 n. 8 w. 160 Southeast 34, 8 n. 2 w. 160
Southeast 20, 12 n. 1 w. 160 Northeast 34, 10 u. 4 w, 160
Northwest 9, 6 n. 5 w. 160 Southeast 2, 15 n. 4w. 160
Northeast 25, 9 n. 1 w. 160 Northeast 7, 14 n. 5 w. 160
Southeast 30, 8 n. 2 w. 160 Southeast 29, 6 n. 7 w. 160
Northeast 32, 8 n. 2 w. 160 Southeast 36, 4 n. 2 e. 160
Southwest 29, 9 n. 2 w. 160 Southwest 29, 12 n. 7 e. 160
Southeast 2, 12 n. 2 w. 160 Southeast 14,14 n. 7 e. 160
Northwest 12, 10 n. 3 w. 160 Northeast 24, 15 n. 7 e. 160
Southwest 8, 8 n. 4 w. 160 Southeast 15, 13n. 8 e. 160
Southwest 29, 9 n. 1 w. 160 Southeast 26, 13 n. 8 e. 160
Southeast 3, 9 n. 4 w. 160 S I. 17, 8 n. 4w. 320
Northeast 3, 2 n. 1 e. 160 N 32, 2s. 8 w. 80
Northeast 18, 2 s. 5 w. 160 Southeast 7, 4 n. 6 w. 139
Northeast 18, 2 s. 4 w. 160 Northwest 35, 15 n. 6 e. 155
Tbhe above will be sold in a body, or in separate tracts, on terms
accommodating as to time and price.
jan 4-w3l TH. L. THRUSTON.
In Montgomery County Court sitting as a Court of
Equity-July term, 184 1.
Robert G. Russell and wife,
Joseph W. W Vi, t;r.'i n, Cli urles Worthington, Eliza Gaitherand
Henry C. '1;-..it.,, -1:,.,' Ir IH. Owiogs and Joshua W. Owings,
Sariah lavish, Samuel Davis, Mary Davis, Aquilla Davis, Garland
M. Davis, Sarah H. Hurst and Minor Hurst, Susan T. Buck-
mastcr, Mary Buckmasater, Elizabeth Buckmaster, Juliet Buck-
master, Mary Humphreys and John Humphreys, Ann W. Da-
vis, Mary Davis, Eliza Cromwell and Stephen Cromwell, Elea-
nor H. Davis, William W. R. Davis, Joseph W. Davis, Henry
C. G. Davis, Susan H. Davis, Achsahl Davis and James Davis,
Zachariah Hi. Worthington, Thomas Worthington, William
Worthington, Reuben Worthington, Ann Hilleary and Tilgh-
S HE object of the complainants' bill in this cause is to ob
tain a sale or partition of five hundred acres of land situated
in Montgomery County, and a sale of three lot& of ground situated
in the town of Rockville, in said county.
The bill charges that Joseph Willson, late of said county, de-
ceased, being seized and possessed of the said five hundred acres
of land, which is composed of part of two tracts of land, one eall-
ed "James and Joseph," the other "the Conclusion," and of small
parts of several other tracts, the names of which are not stated in
the bill, and also seised of the said three lots of ground situated
in Rockville, departed this lifo some time in the year seventeen
hundred and ninety-one, having first made and published his last
will and testament, executed in due form of law for passing real
estat:, bywhicrh he gave and devised to his daughter, Anne
Worthinaton, three hundred acres of hand, part of the aforesaid
five hundred acres, and to his son in-law, William Worthington,
two hundred acres of land, which lie had purchased of him, the
said Willson, by a verbal contract, provided he paid the bal-
ance of the purchase-money due thereon. The bill further
charges that the said Joseph Willson left three children, to wit,
Anne Worthingtont, wife of William Worthington, Sarah Willson,
and Mary Davis, wife of Leonard Y. Davis.
Tile bill further charges that the said Ann Worthington, Sarah
Willson, and Mary Davis had all departed this life iitestate, by
reason whereof, and of various mesne descents which are partic-
ularly set forth in the bill, the said lands and lots have descended
to, and are now vested in the said Robert G. Russell and Susan
H. his wifo, Joseph W. W r, ir., .r., Charles Worthington, Hen-
ry Gaither and Eliza his iu. J=,i i W. Owings and Eleanor H.
his wife, Sarah Davi', Samuel Davis, Mary Davis, Aquilla Davis,
Garland M. Davis, Minor Hurst and Sarah H. his wife, Susan T.
Buckmaster, Mary Buckmaster, Elizabeth Buckmaster, Juliet
Buckmaster, John Humphreys and Mary his wife, Ann W. Davis,
Mary Davis, Stephen Cromwell and Eliza his wife, Eleanor H.
Davis, William W. R. Davis, Joseph W. Davis, Henry C. G.
Davis, Susan H. Davis,Achsah Davis, and James Davis, as tenants
in common and incoporeney.
The bill further charges that the said lands and lots are incapa-
ble of being advantageously divided, and that it would be for the
interest of all the parties concerned that a sale thereof should be
The bill also charges that William Worthington obtained letters
of administration upon the estate of the said Joseph Willson, and
by virtue thereof, and of his marital rights as the husband of the
said Anne Worthington, one of the daughters of the said Willson,
took possession of thie said land and lots, and retained possession
of the same during his life. The bill then charges that the said
William Worthington has departed this life, having first made and
published his last will and testament, with a codicil thereto, by
which will and codicil he devised the lots in Rockville toReuben
Worthingtoi, and directed the land which he purchased of his
father-in-law Joseph Willson to be sold by his executor, and the
proceeds thereof to be divided between his executors and the
complainants, Robert G. Russell and Susan H. his wife,Henry C.
Gaither and Eliza his wife, Joshua H. Owings and Eleanor H. his
wife, William Worthington, Thomas Worthington, Zachariah H.
Worthington, Reuben Worthington, Tilghman Hilleary and Anne
The bill further charges that the testator appointed Henry C.
Gaither and Zachariah H. Worthington the executors of his last
will and testament, and that Henry C. Gather having declined
to act as such, Zachariah H. Worthington obtained letters testa-
mentary upon tlhe estate of the said William Worthington, and
now lays claim to two hundred acres, part of the aforesaid five
hundred acres, pretending that it is the land purchased by the
said William Wortlington of Joseph Willson.
This, however, the bill absolutely denies, but at the same time
avers, that even if it is the same land, still William Worthington
never paid the balance of the purchase-money thereon, as required
by the will of Joseph Willson, and that, therefore, no right vested
in him or those claiming under him.
The bill then prays that the said lands and lots may be sold,
and the money arising from said sale distributed among the parties
interested ii soaid land, according to their respective interests, or
that, if at the hearing of the cause it should appear that the land
purchased by William Worthington of Joseph Willson forms a
part of the land mentioned in the bill in this cause, and that Wil-
liam Worthington has paid the balance of the purchase-money
due thereon, then the bill prays that a partition of the said land
may be made between the heirs-at-law of Anne Worthington and
devises of William Worthington.
The bill then charges that Sarah Davis, Samuel Davis, Mary
Davis, Elizabeth Buckmaster, Juliet Buckmaster and James Da-
vis are infants under the age of twenty-one years.
It further charges that Joseph W. Worthington, Charles
Worthiugton, Joshua W. Owings and Eleanor H. Owings, Sarah
Davis, Samtal Davis, Mary Davis, Aquilla Davis, Garland M. Da-
vis, Sarah H. Hurst and Minor Hurst, Susan T. Buckmaster, Ma-
ry Buckmaster, Elizabeth Buckmaster, Juliet Buckmaster, Mary
Humphreys and John Homphreys, Anne W. Davis, Mary Davis,
Eliza Gromwell and Stephen Cromwell, Eleanor H. Davis, Wil-
liam W. R. Davis, Joseph W. Davis, Henry C. G. Davis, Susan
H. Davis, Achsal Davis, James Davis, and William Worthington
are not citizens of the State of Maryland, but reside beyond the
limits of said State, and prays that an order of publication may be
passed warning the said absent defendants te be and appear in this
court on a certain day therein named and make answer to the
complainants' bill, or that, otherwise, the allegations of said bill
may be taken as pro confesso against the absent defendants.
It is, therefore, adjudged and ordered that the complainants,
by causing a copy of this order to be inserted in some newspaper
published in the City of Washington once in each of six succes-
sive weeks before the first Monday of March, eighteen hundred
and forty-two, give notice to tlae said absent defendants of the
object and substance of the bill, and warn them to appear in this
court, in person or by solicitor,on or before the said first Monday of
March, to answer the premises, and show cause if any they have
why a decree ought not to pass as prayed.
T. H. WILKINSON.
KILGOUS & GOTT, Solicitors. jan I-w6t
B OOK OF THE POETS, containing selections from
Chaucer to Beattie, one large octavo volume, London, 1842,
with forty-five beautiful illustrations. Mrs. Hall's Book of Gems,
being poetical selections from the British Poets, with numerous
engravings. The illustrated edition of Campbell's Poems, and
numerous other beautiful works. Just received by
jan 1.P. TAYLOR.
N MW TALE OF A TUB, Sketches from a Student's
Window, Pictorial Napoleon, Democracy in America, Even-
ings with the Chroniclers, and many others too numerous to men-
tion. Just received by MORRISON,
de 29 4 doos &f= Brwn'S,
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber
has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washinogton
county, in the District of Columbia, letters testamentary on
the personal estate of Richard Coxe, late of Wakhlngton eonn.
ty, deceased. All persons having claims against the de.
ceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouch.
era thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the I11th day of Dr.
member vext ; they may otherwise by law be excluded from all
benefits of said estate.
Given under my hand this 11th day of December, 1841.
jan 13-w3t M. HOYT, Executor.
All persons having claims are requested to leave the same with
Walter Lenox, Attorney at Law. M. HOYT.
B FLOODED STOCK FOR SALE.-Javelin, (aetallion
bred by the late General C. Irvin, foaled in the spring of
1836,) a fine bay, black legs and hoofs, without white, and more
than sixteen hands high, a stout horse finely formed, calculated
to produce large and fine carriage, hunter, and saddle horses;
got by Commodore Barry's imported Dagkee out of Grand
Dttchess, (the dam of Busiris, &c. &e.,) bred by the late Hon.
John Randolph, of Roanake.
Also, ANN CALLENDER, bred as above, foaled in the spring
of 1835, by American Eclipse outof Grand D4.,'ins, a chest.
nut of very large size, and finely formed and of grsat crnstitu-
tion, a successful runner. She is new with foal by Grouse, he
by American Eclipse out of Erie by old Sir Solomon.
For information as to terms of sale, apply to Josiah Garret, of
Goshen, Chester county, Pennsylvania, where the nags may be
seen. Jan 1-3tiw2w
CIURTIS ON THE PRESERVATION OF
SIGHT, and on the choice, use, arnd abuse of Spectacles,
Reading Glasses, &o. re-printed from the third London edition.
Price 25 cents. Just received by
dec 31 P. TAYLOR.
.- tS. RIVES'S BOOK is for sale at WM. M. MORRI-
IVU SON'S Bookstore, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
ETTERS OF HORACE WALPOLE, just pnb-
lished, in four volumes, containing numerous letters, now
first published from the originals. Also, Family Records, or the
Two Sisters, by Lady Charlotte Bury. Barnaby Rudge No. 17.
Museum of Foreign Literature for November, this day received
for sale byy. TAYLOR.
UST PUBLISHED and foreale by W. M. MORRISON,
four doors west of Brown's Hotel, Observations on the Poli-
tical character and services of President Tyler and his Cabinet,
by a native of Maryland. sep 17
FAMILY RECORDS, OR THE TWO SI.TESRS,
' by Lady Charlotte Bury, in 2 vols. Just out of prees and
for sale at MORRISON'S Bookstore, 4 doors west of Brown's 4
Hotel. nov 26
'1 HE MUSEUM OF FOREIGN LITERA-
- TURE, &c. for January, 1842, is published. It
contains the admirable article upon Warren Hastings, by Macau-
lay; an article by Professor Wilson, upon the Downfall of Na-
poleon, which will rivet the attention and quicken the pulse of
every reader; Catlin's Letters and Notes on ih. North Ameri-
can Indians, with excellent extracts ; British Fti: li Sports, most
elaborately and fully treated, after Nimrod's usual pleasant, gos-
sipping style; Winslow's Anatomy cf Suicide; The late Lord
Sydenham; The Two Nuns, a deep TaJe-I.j; The first part of
an account of Anson's Expeditions; A Sure Plan for a War
against the United States; A Leve Letter of 1669, very good;
Convent of Franciscans; Barnaby Rudge; Charles O'Malley;
Anecdotes of Hook, &c &c. with about forty short articles on
Science and Art; as many more of a miscellaneotli character,
and some Poetry.
This number of the Museum is mode up from the Edinburgh
Review, Athenaumrn, Dublin University Magazine, Blaokwood'a
Magazine, Britannia, Frasier's Magazine, United Service Jour-
nal, Examiner, Mr. Dickens, Chambers' Journal, Literary Ga-
zette and Spectator.
We embrace the whole circle of British Periodical Literatare,
and as the Museum contains more matter in one of its monthly
numbers than any one of the Quarterly Reviews, we are able to
offer the pith and spirit of the whole. "The wheat from these
publications should be winnowed." Price S6 a year. Published
by S. LITTELL 4 CO.,
dec 25-d 10t 297 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
Just published as above handsome and cheap editions of Ten
Thousand a Year, Charles O'Malley, Barnaby Rudge,.Old Curi-
osity Shop. S. L. & Co.
NE HUNDRED REAMS ENVELOPE PA-
PER.-Just received at the Stationery Store of R.
FARNHAM, between 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue,
100 reams of superior Envelope Paper, extra quality, a most ex-
cellent article; also, a great variety of large Writing Papers,
and Cap and Letter, which will be sold at unusually low prices,
and warranted the best in Ihe market. sept24
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sal 4.na. t c.t.eT.r ].'_ TAYLOR.
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MERICANIALMANAC for 1842 is for sale at
the Bookstore of R. FARNHAM,
nov 22 corner 11th street and Penn. avenue.
fIHE MAGAZINES, Blackwood's, Bentley's, &c. have
TU come, and are ready forsubscribers at MORRISON'S
17 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
OEMS, by G. HIll.-The Ruins of Athens, Sonnets, and
S other Poems, by G. Hill, 1 vol. An additional supply this
day received for sale by. TAYLOR.
dec 29 F.TAYLOR.
UEt&OCER POTATOES, from the State of Maine.
The cargo of Potatoes advertised afew days ago by Capt.
Tariton are now in my cellar, and can be had at the sameaprices,
viz. For 500 bushels, 37js.
For 100 do 40
Less quantity, 42
FR. A. DODGE,
ijan 13-eo6w Georgetown.
EARTHENWARE, CHINA, AND GLASS.-
THOMAS PURSELL has lately imported from Liverpool,
direct from the best manufactories, 118 crates and hogsheads of
China and Earthenware. And, in addition to the above, 65 pack-
ages of Earthenware, China, and Glass, of the newest style,
which, with his previous stock, makes his assortment extensive
and complete. All of which will be sold, wholesale and retail,
at the Alexandria and Northern prises.
Dinner sets, Gold Band, White, and B. S. Franch China
Do White Granite, Pearl, Iron Stone, and Pekin do
Do Blue printed Berlin Pinks, a new and beautiful article
Do do Nankin, Jay, Roscius, and other patterns
Toilet sets, Crimson and Gold, White and Gold, White Gra-
nite Blue printed and other fancy patterns
Tea sets, French and English, Salmon and Gold, Crimson
and Gold, Olive and Uold, Blue and Gold, White and
Gold, Gold Edge and Line, White Figured, and other fan-
Britannia Tea sets, Dixon & Son's best English, German Sil-
ver, Plated, Britannia, and other Castors
Rich Cut, Plain and Pressed Glass. French, English, and
American, of almost every description
Astral, Hall, Wall, Stand, Reading, Branch, and Liverpool
Lamps and Wicks
Knives and Forks, German Silver and Brit. Table ant Tea-
spoons, Waiters, Looking-glasses, Fancy Work Boxes
Figured covered and uncovered Pitches, various sizes
Pipes, in boxes, first quality Baltimore Stoneware at factory
Goods well assorted in the original packages suitable for gro-
cers, &c. THOMAS PURCELL,
Opposite Brown's Hotel, Penn. avenue.
HINA, GLASSand EARTHENWARE.-HUGH
SMITH & CO., Alexandria, have lately imported direct
from Liverpool their fall supply of Ware, consisting of 210 crates
and hogshdads of China and Earthenware. Titls ware, from the
best manufactories, together with their previous large stock, they
offer for sale, wholesale and retail, at the lowest prices.
Dinner Sets of white stone China, granite China, blue steno
China, and blue printed
Tea Sets-gilt, white and fancy, French and English
Toilet Sets, in handsome variety
Castors, beat English plated, Britannia, Ac.
Britannia Tea Sets, Dixon & Son's best English
Rich cut and plain Glass, every article, French, English, and
Astral and Hall Lamps
Stoneware of an excellent quality
Pipes in boxes
Window Glass, every size. oct 29-eodif2m
Forwarding and Commission Merchant and General
BLOOMImuTON, MUSCADIte COUNTY, IOWA TSaxiTOaY,
Gives particular and personal attention to sales on commission,
special purchases of produce, and investments in real estate in
any part of the Territory.
Hon. A. S. WUITE, United States Senate;
H. S. LANe, House of Representativee.
DAVID WALLACE, do
Messrs. Guano & ELLIOTT, Philadelphia.
I. W. Buasasnee & Co., Pittsburgh.
Mr. WALLACE SalntasN, New Orleans.
july 20-w6m r
PRYOR & FISHER,
Attorneys at Law,
They practise in the State Courts at Montgomery and in the kad-
joining counties, and in the United States Courts at Tuscaloosa
and Mobile. They attend to the collection and adjustment of
claims in all the counties of South and Middle Alabama.
Messrs. Kemp & Buckey, Baltimore.
Thomas Elmes & Sons, Philadelphia.
Collins, Keese & Ce.
Doremus, Suydam & Nixon, New York,
Perkins, Hopkins & White,)
Walker, I emtorm *t Go, eflto,
c^ ^ /^ / /
THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL AND THE
Having had an opportunity of knowing something about
the views of the Post Office Department in regard to the plan
proposed in the late Report from that quarter, for the better
regulation of the mail service, and for obtaining for Govern-
ment a permanent security in the right of transporting and
controlling the transportation of the mails on the railroads of
Sthe country, I have thought it worth while to say a few words
upon the subject; not only for the information of those whose
duty it will be to decide upon it, but for that of the Public
generally; and more especially since the matter has been en-
tirely misunderstood by a large portion of the public press.
The subject is of great importance, and, properly considered,
has none of the elements of political dissension involved in
its investigation, but is one in which all men of every party
may justly unite for the wise and interesting end of estab-
lishing one of the great departments of the Government upon
a permanent footing of substantial usefulness. Still, how-
ever, in these "latter days of the Republic," when the great
vortex of party politics, like that of the mmlstroom of the
North, is wont to seize upon every thing that comes within
its reach, and mingle it with the elements of its agitated cir-
cle, it is proper to premise that there are no springs of politi-
cal mischief concealed in the plan recommended by the De-
partment. In a political point of view, had politics indeed
been allowed any weight in the matter, its strongest tendency
is to diminish the power of the Post Office, by divesting it of
the great patronage growing out of favoritism in temporary
contracts, and the corrupting influences of extra pay; while
at the same time the companies are stripped of every induce-
ment to attempt constraint upon their inferior officers and
agents for the purpose of moulding their political conduct into
such a shape as may secure favor at headquarters. In this
point of view, (and it seems to cover the whole ground,) the
power of both parties is diminished for evil, while the Govern-
ment and the country may safely enjoy all the advantages of
placing their mails with permanent security upon these magni-
ficent and costly works.
The Postmaster General never had an idea of asking for
authority to bring about any interference of the General Gov-
ernment with the internal improvements or public works in
the States, by subscription, donation, purchase, or in any other
manner that could be thought unconstitutional by the most
fastidious, or as an improper interference with the State au-
thorities by the most jealous constructionists. His proposi-
tion is simply to be invested with power to enter into contracts
with such railroad companies as the interests of the Depart.
ment and the community may indicate, to transport the mails
for Gfvernment in perpetuity instead of temporarily. The
proposition, therefore, is no more than to contract for ser-
vices--a thing which the Department has ever done from
its foundation-and to place those services on a footing
best calculated to extend the usefulness of the Post Office,
promote its interests, and secure the public facilities. Nor
is it desired or intended to obtain any other authority or
control over these companies than such as is indispen-
sably necessary for conducting the operations of the De-
partment, and securing a mail line to the country, that will
be in itself, by the terms of the contract, necessarily and ab-
solutely perfect. It is known, I presume, to the business
part of the community that the Department has no control
whatever over many railroad companies that now transport
the mails, and that the mail service is performed upon some
of the most important routes in the country without any of the
sanctions or obligations of a contract of any kind; the one
party being at liberty to withdraw from, and the other party
to discontinue, the transportation of these important mails at
pleasure. The consequence is, that the Department has no
power to regulate the schedules by which the arrival and de-
parture of the mails should always be governed. Hence
there are many interruptions to the continuity of the transit
of the mails over lines that are themselves continuous. The
great Northern and Southern railroad line is especially re-
minakable for the numerous points at which the mails are de-
tained from twelve to fourteen or more hours, and yet there
is no power in the Department to correct the evil on this
great line, not only most important in itself, supplying as i,
does mail facilities to the large cities along tide water, buh
also as a line of distribution through its connexions to the
whole continent. The important position held by this line
in regard to the whole service makes it the base line of the
Department, by which the movements of all others are regu-
lated ; the passage of the mails upon it, therefore, should be
as perfect and as permanent as possible; forihanges in the
---ft e dules of aritlal and departure upon tf base line pro-
duce corresponfling changes on all the laelfal lines, and de-
rangement of the whole of this widely-spread machinery for
weeks is the invariable consequence; and every such change
involves the labor and expense of corresponding with four
The accomplishment of such an arrangement as the Post-
master General proposes would be the accomplishment and
perfection of all the purposes for which the Post Office De.
apartment was instituted. By such an organization this great
engine of the Post Office, the machinery of which has no
concert of action in any of its parts, would be made to har-
monize in all its ramifications, and the mails would be distrib.
uted over the continent with the regularity, uniformity, and
certainty of a never-failing stream ; while, at the same time,
an institution that is manifestly defective, as at present con-
stituted, would be enabled to make great improvements in its
internal regulations and improve its revenues. The simpli
city and uniformity of the permanent contracts with railroad
companies would simplify and ameliorate their intercourse
*ith the Department, and the latter would have occasion for
but few and simple regulations, easily understood and as easi-
ly enforced. Under the present system of temporary con-
tracts, it is impossible for the Department to look forward
with any assurance to its prospective revenues; for the in-
creasing demands for transporting the mails upon every re-
newal of the contracts have, thus far at least, more than kept
pace with the ratio of increase of the income of the Post Of-
fice; whereas with a stationary investment for the whole ser-
vice, as in the proposed arrangement, the revenues of the
Department cannot do otherwise than progressively increase
with the population and business of the country. Under
such a system the ratio of increase in the productiveness of
the Post Office would soon be ascertained, and, when once
known, would afford a sure foundation for ascertaining with
reasonable approximation the amount of income for any pros-
pective year, however remote. One-half of the time and la-
bor of settlements with the companies would also be saved by
the proposed arrangement; for the consideration proposed to
be paid for the permanent service is Government bonds, paya-
ble at distant periods of time, and to carry an interest of 5
per cent. per annum, payable semi-annually instead of quar-
terly ; so that the Department would not only be relieved of
the expense of two settlements every year, but would also
save annually six months' interest upon the sums now paid
quarterly for the mail service. TheDepartment, moreover.
would be forever freed from the perplexities growing out of
contests and exactions, alike incompatible with its high char
acter and the public interests. It is hoped that the plainness
and fairness of these considerations, as well as their practical
nature, will entitle them to some consideration. Still, howev-
er, it must be conceded, that, forcible as the collateral consid-
erations may bo in favor of such a permanent contract, they
are all of far less force and importance than the great object of
adopting the only plan by which a permanent mail line can
be established, perfectly adapted to the wants and conve-
niences of the country and the Post Office. It is confidently
believed, moreover, that under the auspices of such a reform
in the business of that Department it would be enabled to
pay the principal of the proposed bonds, in instalments satis-
factory to all parties, from the resources of its own in-
come, by means of the improved condition of its revenue.
PosTsCRIPT.-While on the subject of transportation on
railways for Government, perhaps a few words in regard to
military transportation on these roads would not be entirely
destitute of interest. It is quite too late in the day of civiliza-
tion to enter into arguments to prove that military transporta-
tion on railways must, of necessity, enter largely into our
system of defence, especially in case of a war with any nation
holding superiority over us upon the ocean. Every body
knows that our only means of defending ourselves against
maritime superiority is, by the rapid transition and concentra-
tion of troops on such points of the coast as are obnoxious to
attack. In case of a war with England, for example, the ar-
gument of a hundred and four capacious steamers, always
ready for being armed and equipped, or converted into trans-
ports in a very few days or weeks, is stronger than any that can
be offered in words, however artfully arranged. This argument
of itself settles the question of necessity; and the only thing
left to be decided on is, whether we shall leave the arrange-
ment to be made with the railroad companies along the coast
Dear the Atlantic and the lakes open, for hasty and ill-digest-
ed settlement at the instant the enemy is upon as, or enter at
once into a careful, considerate, and provident arrangement
with them; an# "tal4bljh rules and regulations under which
The nm ly transportaiioniJLhe country shall be performed,
prescnabiaLtle obligations if shall rest upon each party,
and the co6insatiunri lto be pd y the une, and the security
to be given'y I bhe other, lor the faithful performance of the
service. It is supposed by some that this kind of transporta-
tion would be always readily afforded by these companies from
motives of patriotism; by others, that it would not be refused
in case of pressing necessity, even if the prospect of compensa-
tion in regard to amount and time of payment should be alto-
gether uncertain; and-by others thatit would be no very great
outrage upon the rights of these companies, if in extremnis the
Government should resort to impressment and force. Now
patriotism is a great virtue; nay more, it is one of the natural
virtues, without which man sinks below the dignity and
character of his race; but corporations are not born of women;
they are the offspring of legislative enactment, and the charter
indicates and limits, with great precision, every qualification
embraced in their attributes ; and there is nothing there about
patriotism. Indeed, it is presumed that this noble quality was
purposely omitted, simply because it was supposed that the
widow and the oiphan who hold stocks in these companies
could not be fed and clothed, even on Sundays, upon mate-
rials so gorgeous and refined. The spirit of Amy Darden's
horse has risen in judgment against the plan of performing
service without a contract for pay; and even if impressment
or force were resorted to, the locomotives, like Balaam's ass,
would rebuke those who attempted to force them, and refuse
compliance. It would seem then to be best, as a matter of
policy as well as of expediency, to place this matter at once
upon the sure basis of a judicious arrangement between the
Department of War and such companies as own railways so
locaiied as to make their services in time of war important for
the purposes of military transportation. I will conclude these
hasty remarks by appending hereto an extract from a letter
of a gentleman in Virginia, of long experience on the subject
of railroads, to the Secretary of War, as follows :
"The advantages to Government of being in possession,
in its own right, (to be used at all times, or at any time during
war,) of the means of the immediate and rapid transportation
of troops and munitions of war, on lines parallel with the
coast, and intersecting the various rivers that extend into the
heart of the country at points most advantageously favorable
for the auxiliary co-operation of steamboat navigation, seems
almost too palpable to admit of demonstration. I trust, never-
theless, that it may be admissible to remark that, to a country
like ours, bounded by a coast of almost unlimited extent, and
indented by numerous bays, rivers, and inlets, any arrange-
ment would be of great value to Government which would
enable it in time of war, by rapid movements on remote
places, to anticipate or counteract similar movements of the
enemy by sea, and for other similar purposes in the land ser-
vice; nor should it be overlooked that an enormous saving of
expense in time of war would grow necessarily out of such a
contract," (as was the object of the letter to propose;) "for,
with ample means of speedy transportation by railways and
steamboats, a small army judiciously located would be more
available than many times the forces spread along the coast
without such facilities. The use of steam navigation for
transports by an enemy on the coast, would seem to render
countervailing celerity in the movements of our armies by
land indispensable to our security. There can be no doubt
that this could be readily effected by the combined agency of
railroads and steamboats; and, if common military roads are
worth the sums usually expended in their construction, how
much more interesting, in a military point of view, are roads
combining such an endless capacity for military transportation
with such promptitude and speed as are presented by rail-
ways' and those, too, not only always ready for use, but lo-
cated precisely where they should be," (the allusion was par-
ticularly to the great Northern and Southern line,) "to act
most advantageously in concert with steamboats for the de-
fence of our coast, their termini being near the head of tide-
water, and their lines of tendency parallel with the sea, near
enough for every useful purpose, and too remote to be liable
to injury from the usual incursions of an invading enemy. It
should be remarked also, that lying, as they do, between the
principal cities of the Eastern boundary of our country, which
are most of any exposed to aggression from an invading
army, they would afford facilities heretofore unknown, and
perfectly tobe relied on, for concentrating troops almost in-
stantly, at any time, upon such of them as might be threatened
The above extract seems briefly to cover the whole ground
in regard to the practicability and necessity of military trans-
portation on railways; and another letter from the same quar-
ter to the Postmaster General is thought by many to establish
the necessity of a permanent contract between that Depart-
ment and the railroad companies on the most important lines.
It remains to be seen how Congress will view the subject, and
whether they are aware of the advantages presented by the
present crisis for obtaining the contracts alluded to on fair and
just terms; or whether the subject will be postponed, at the
hazard of losing the opportunity of obtaining the subserviency
of these public works to the great interests ef the Departments
of War and the Post Office. S.
FOURTH ANNUAL BALL
PERSEVERANCE FIRE COMPANY.
The Perseverance Fire Company respectfiullv announce to their
fellow-citizens that they propose having their Fourth Annual Ball
on Tuesday evening, the 1st of February, at the Washington
Assembly Rooms. The following members have been selected as
Win. A. Bradley E. Semmes C. Buckingham
J. H. Goddard J. H. Bradley Peter Force
Walter Lenox Samuel Bacon T. V. Hydt
John T. Towers A. H. Clements P. A. Tucker
James L. White Peter Bacon P. Emmerich
William Lord C. Emmerich L, J. Middleton
John Waters E. Gallant J. W. Maury
Hiram Richey R. C. Weightman H. Hay
J. Hall W. H. Harrover J. Rowe
P. R. Fendall Thomas Lewis M. Herman
Thos. Sessford W.A. Kennedy W. Gunton
W. Dement W. M. Clark J. Sessford, Jr.
Ticket $2; to be had at the following places t S. Bacon & Co.
Grocery Store ; R. Patterson's Drug Store; T. Farqohar & Co.
Drug Store, First Ward ; V. Harbaugh's Drug Store, 7th street,
As a sufficient number of servants have been engaged all others
will be excluded.
and at the door on the night of the Ball.
nr All liquors will be excluded from the building on this oc-
casion. jan 13-3tifld
S SELLING OFF AT COST.-J. VISSER, agent, has
on hand a rich and fashionable supply of Goods, which will
be sold at very reduced prices. They consist of the following
Embroidered Lace and Muslin Dresses
Capes and Dress Caps, de neglige, 50 cents
Inside Handkerchiefs, Long Kid Gloves, 50, 75 ets. and 81
Lace Scarfs, do., Silks, $4, Coiffures, Gold and Silver Lace do.
Black and white, of every description, Lisle Thread Edging
Bonnets, Corsets from $6 to 81 25
White corded Skirts, Mousselines de Laines
Sun Shades, Pocket Handkerchiefs
Blond, Thread Lace Capes
French Flowers of every quality, and Feathers ; also, an as-
sortmentof Gold Feathers for the evening
Gold and Silver Cord and Tassels, do. Silk, of various colors
Ivory Fans, for parties
Jewelry of every description, all of the newest style
Rihands, Mits, Fancy Boxes
Lace Collars and Collarets, 50 and 75 cents
And ladies travelling Shoes.
S The store is at Mrs. Jane Taylor's, Pennsylvania avenue, over
Mr. Lacey's shoe store, 6 doors east of Gadsby's Hotel.
r5HE SUBSCRIBER wishes to employ a Wright to
U build a Grist and Saw-mill on his farm, near Rnckville,
Montgomery county, Maryland. Applications, in person, may be
made to my manager, residing on the premises, who is duly au-
thorized to contract.
ian 15--3w TURNER WOOTTON.
Nt E1W AKRIVAL.-Tbis day opened 20 cases" First Pre-
jL miom," Metropolitan Shape "Victory Hats." The suc-
cess which we have met with in the introduction of our celebrat-
ed Hats needs no comment; in a word, they are "omme il
fact." 0. FISH & CO.,
Fashionable Hatters, No. 137 Broadway, New York, and Brown's
Hotel, Washington. IGlobe] jan 15-stif
ImHE CHEAPEST, most beautiful, most elegant of all
Jl Periodicals is Merry's Museum for 1842." Subscribe at
W. M. MORRISON'S,
jan 15 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
O MONDAY, January IT,
MARYLAND CONSOLIDATED LOTTERY,
Class No. 15, Extra,
Will be drawn in Baltimore.
3 capitals of $10,000-$5,000-$4,165,
30 prizes of $800, &c.
Tickets $5-Halves $2 50-Quarters $1 25.
ALEXANDRIA LOTTERY, CLAss No. 6,
To be drawn on THURSDAY, January 20.
75 numbers-14 drawn ballots.
Tickets only $2 50-Halves 8! 25-Quarters 62 cents.
4 Capitals of $10,000.
CONSOLIDATED MARYLAND LOTTERY,
Class No. 5,
To be drawn on MONDAY, January 24.
4 capitals of $10,000-amounting to $40,000,
$3,490-20 of $1,000-20 of $400, &c.
Tickets only $5-Halves $2 50-Quarters $1 25.
ALEXANDRIA LOTTERY, No. 8,
To be drawn January 27.
75 numbers-13 drawn ballots.
$9,000-$3,000-$2,000, &c. &e.
Tickets only $3-Halves S1 50-Quarters 75 cents.
VIRGINIA LEESBURG LOTTERY,
To be drawn January 29.
6 of $2,000-10 of $1,500-20 of $1,200,
50 of $ 1,000, &c.
Tickets 810-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50.
For sale by J. 0. GREGORY & CO. Managers,
jan --tdcpf Next door east of Gadsby's, Washington.
Messrs. EDITORns : A Memorial, o
a copy, was forwarded, at the late Ei
of Congress individually. You are4
a place in your columns, because it
that the greatest Western influence w
rupt law at this session is from Louis
from this Memorial, that the call for
law, from Louisville, cannot be fro
ders, &c. AN OPPONENT
JANUARY 12, 1842.
To the Senate and House of Repr
States in Congress a
The Memorial of the citizens of L
chants, traders, persons engaged in
Western waters, and others deeply
and prosperity of the West, assembled
great notoriety of the call, object, a
That they view with deep concern
the wide-spread embarrassment an
classes of our citizens, who have, for
ed in active business, and who, by
avoidable accidents, and difficult coi
tion of circumstances, against which
prising and ardent commercial, mere
munity could not guard, have becon
In the wreck of exhausted Treas
and prostrate Corporations for Inti
see a mass of broken promises and d
which afford your memorialists some
would tender as a sufficient apology;
otherwise might be viewed by narro
public beneficence to be extended to
griefs and individual distress. Yo
higher and nobler object in view. I
greatest good to the greatest numbs
welfare of the entire community, not
the broken in heart, and pour oil up'
tressed-not alone to set the prison
shackles of the now-fettered bat one
crate in the great measures of relief
present multiplied embarrassments.
-Y'our memorialists would present
want of uniformity of twenty or mo
by which the creditor is outrageous
which frauds are openly and daily pi
The odious practice of preferences
and systematised in many of the St
vored endorsers, and money lenders
of the trader going down or in fail
exclusion of all other creditors; and
exclusives, the trader holds on t3 all
away as if nothing had happened; i
of business and feels himself mudc
slave to a few patrons; and in the m
and with all the appliances of life a
his other creditors that he has nothi
while he is in the possession of thou
There is an "order ofmisery as w
Let equal and exact justice be exte
ter to which order the creditor may
system that will compel a full and fai
the benefit of all the creditors pro r
it now is, under the inefficient, un
tian of State laws, and where the se
honest soul!) and the withholding
division of the spoil, and the just at
penniless, friendless, and unprotected
The subject of a uniform system
gone for more than a quarter of a c
rate discussion by the whole comm
our cities and marts of trade. Its ii
and all the great lights of the age
France and England, have employee
dialing minds to diffuse a flood of i
viewed as the corner-stone and crow
cial and social fabric. No trading
to do without it. The public mind
this subject at three eras of our Co
and 1826 will long be remembered
for having then made this momentoi
topic. Your memorialists, therefore
this subject now. It has been sut
popular scrutiny, and is stripped of a
hasty action. If ever a deliberate op
memorialists believe that it is at this
portunity have spent their whole f
nothing to be added. Time for acti
said, has arrived. Your memorialis
passage of a Bankrupt Law to the
inanity of Congress, under the gen
express provision of the Constiuti
strained in any way by any other pi
the additional incidental power of re
the States. Believing, therefore, t
and will be exercised with a sound
able the Congress, your memorialis
And your memorialists will ever
JAMES MARSHALL, Secretary.
A TEACHER WANTED.-
who is well qualified to teach
learning, may hear of a situation in a
to 'the undersigned, near Upper Mar
county, Maryland. All commonicat
certificates of character and qualifical
ed to if directed through the post office
S lege, New York, of experience
Northern and Southern States, wants
Academy or private family, from the f
oral salary will be expected.
References: Hon. R.P.Marvin, Ho
Letters of recommendation from 1
dent of Union College, and from the
Address (post paid) H. S. BnOWNE,
pO PARENTS.-A Lady, who
T wishes to obtain a situation as C
mily; she will engage to instruct in
painting, music, and ornamental works
location would be preferred.
The best references will be given a
Application (post paid) to J. H., Bali
friends and the Public of his r
occupied by Walter Clarke as a shoe
8th street, where he will keep constant
ply of Dry Goods, cheap for cash.
jan 15-3t 2 doors west of I
ISSION TO ENGLAND
.Lv.E. Colonization Society, by Rev.
all of his proceedings in London, lette
&c. Just published by '
jan 1S 4 doors
L'OR SALE, a portion of that
SL proved farm, known as Dalecai
Clement Smith, deceased. The farm li
town, D. C. contiguous to the canal, ap
various directions, and. as evidence o
for the last two years from 40 to 50
with grasses in proportion. The pres
any quantity from 100 to 150 acres, giv
ed and wood lands as the purchaser
desirable farm. There is a fine mead
othy, and the upland of the quality ahov
ing building site. Individuals wishin
real estate contiguous to a fine mart
public, would do well to call and exam
will be liberal and made known by
nises. Information may also be had
jan 15--cotf Dalecarlia,
O NE HUNDRED DOLLA]
given for the apprehension and d
in jail so that I get them again, two N
and her son Ned.
Kitty is a tolerable likely young woE
and five feet four or five inches high, c
is a likely boy, 8 years old, dark camp
the hack part of one of his ears, occasi
These negroes were purchased by
of the late Joseph N. Burch. I will
Fifty Dollars for either of them. The sa
about six weeks.
jan 15-eo3w Near Piscataway,:
UST RECEIVED and landi
Capt. Knaff, from New York-
30 barrels Apples
10 do Cranberries
50 boxes Sicily Lemons
10 barrels Oranges
10 kegs Currants
2 bales Paper Shelled Alm
5 do Marseilles do
200 boxes and half boxes Rai
20 bales Jute and Alicant M
50 boxes Patent Sperm Cant
For sale by
jan 15-3t [Globe] GEO
L IFE IN CHINA, one vol
graved illustrations. Just public
for sale by
P PRINCIPLES and Practice
and Surgery, by P. H. Ramsboti
reprinted from the London edition. Thi
District of Columbia, Washington (
AMES A. RATCLIF h bhat
William Cranch, Chief Justice
District of Colombia, to be discharged
the act for the relief of insolvent debt
Columbia, on the 22d day of January
the court-room, when and where his
T LAW. "' .
f which the subjoined is TWENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS.
extra Session, to Members F 14
requested now to give itAY, JANUARY 14, 1842.
seems to be understood The SENATE did not sit to-day.
wielded against the bank- HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
wille. You will perceive,
vilr a repeal of the existingve, The Journal of yesterday was read 'd approved.
a repeal of the existing BANKRUPT LAW.
m the Merchants, Tra- Mr. PENDLETON rose and asked leave to present a re-
T OF WHITE SLAVERY. monstrance against the repeal of the bankrupt law.
Mr. PROFFIT had a number of petitions, he said, on
the same'subject, which-
Mr. WELLER inquired what was the order of business I
tsentatives of the United Mr. ADAMS was understood to say that he had a num-
wsembted: her of petitions of the same kind, which he was desirous to
ouisvill comprising me- present. The Committee on the Judiciary had been instruct-
sta navi gtos onthe ed on the subject; and these petitions should be presented
steam navigation on the e
y interested in the trade soon, if at *Il.
dinpublcmeetinga The SPEAKER said the petitions could only be received
ed place of meeting, re- by general consent.
d place of meeting, re- Mr. BARNARD had remonstrances, hesaid, on the same
and becoming sympathy sub'ec-t
and d stress pervading all objections were made in several quarters.
Years ts been engag- Mr. PENDLETON desired to be informed by the SPRAKER
Sydivers misfortunesun- whether the reception of the remonstrance had been object-
njunctures and combina- ed to'l
ofthfresi and oenter- The SPEAKER replied in the affirmative.
the foresight of an enter- Mr. PENDLETON then asked leave to offer the follow-
antile, and business coin-
ne involved. ing resolution, which was read for information:
es, suspended Banks, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed
u nes suspended to inquire into the necessity and expediency of amending the
ernal Improvement, they bankrupt law of the last session, and to report without delay such
ishonored plighted faith, amendments as may be deemed necessary.
e excuse, and which they Objection was made, but by whom, in the confusion of the
for obtruding that which House, the Reporter could not discover.
w minds as an appeal for So the resolution was not received.
Sthe alleviation of private Mr. HUNT suggested that members should be allowed to
our memorialists have a present such petitions and remonstrances as might be in their
It is that of extending the possession on the subject of the bankrupt law.
er. It is for the general Objections were made.
t alone merely to bind up The SPEAKER said, objections being made, the petitions
on the wounds of the dis- could not be received.
ner free and remove the
ie free man, but to co-op- TREASURY NOTE BILL.
ing our country from its. Mr. FILLMORE asked the unanimous consent of the
House to proceed with the unfinished business of yesterday,
as a monstrous grievance being the bill "to authorize an issue of Treasury notes."
re State Insolvent Laws No objection being made, the bill was taken u.
sly defrauded, and under The pending question was on the motion of Mr. FILLMORE
ractised to a great extent, fir the previous question.
has become so arranged And there was a second.
states, that the Banks fa- Mr. BARNARD asked the yeas and nays on ordering the
absorb the whole estate main question, (which was on concurring with the committee
ing circumstances to the in the amendments, and ordering the bill to a third reading;)
vhen arranged among the but they were refused.
I his visible means, trades And the main question was ordered to be put.
need, takes a fresh hold nThe amendments heretofore offered by Mr. FILLMORE, and
h honored by becoming a adopted in committee, were severally concurred in by the
nidst of this complacency, House.
bout him, coolly answers And the question then being on concurring with the com-
ing to pay with, and this mittee in the following amendment offered by Mr. GILMVR,
usands and tens of thou- to wit:
Strike out from the end of the bill the following proviso, viz.
ell as a privileged order." "Provided, That the authority hereby given to issue Treasury
ended to all alike, ns mat- notes shall cease and determine as soon as the loan authorized by
belong, under a uniform the act of July 21, 1841, or which may be authorized by any other
air surrender of effects for act, shall be negotiated and rendered available."
rala, and not leaveit, as And insert in lieu thereof the following:
v "i t a Resolved, That the amount of Treasury notes that may be
ijust, and ruinous oper isased under authority of this act shall be deemed and taken in
lf-denyingreditor (good lieu of so much of the loan authorized by the act of 21st July,
debtor make undisturbed 1841."
ad diligent creditor is left
Sdiligent creditor i M left r. STANLY desired to inquire whether this amend-
of bankruptcy has under- ment did not take away the power to borrow money-
century the most consde- Mr. S. was interrupted by cries to order.
ercial communities is all Mr. GWIN called for the reading of the amendment;
eportance demanded this, which was read accordingly.
in the United State, in Mr. STANLY. "la lieu," the words are. It isa looing
in the United States, in amendment altogether.
dithi profound and ra
information. It has 5een Mr. S. asked the yeap and nays on the amendment; which
Rning arch of the commer- were ordered, and, being taken, were as follows:
YEAS-Messrs. Arrington, Atherton, Beeson, Bidlack, Bowne,
nation has ever been able Boyd, Brewster, Aaron V. Brown, Charles Brown, Burke, S. H.
d has been agitated spon Butler, William 0. Butler, Green W. Caldwell, Patrick C. Cald-
ngressional history; 1820 well, John Campbell, Cary, Casey, Chapman, Clifford, Clinton,
in all our Atlantic cities Coles, Cross, Gushing, Daniel, Richard D. Davis, Dean, Doan,
ons subject an engroising Doig, Eastman, John C. Edwards, Egbert, Ferris, John G. Floyd,
re, can throw no light on Charles A. Floyd, Fornance, Gilmer, Gordon, Gustine, Gwin,
objected to the most rigid Halsted, Harris, John Hastings, Hays, Houck, Houston, Hubard,
.11 novelty and admits of no Hunter, Charles J. lIngersoll, William W. Irwin, Jack, Cave
upinion can be formed, tour Johnson, J. W. Jones, Isaac D. Jones, Keim, Andrew Kennedy,
very time. Time ani op- Lowell, Abraham McClellan, Robert McClellan, McKay, McKeon,
force upon it, and there is Marchand, A. Marshall, John T. Mason, Mathews, Medill, Meri-
ion, it may be emphatiBally wether, Miller, Morrow, Newhard, Owsley, Parmenter, Part
ridge, Payne, Pickens, Plumer, Pope, Reding, Reynolds, Rhett,
tts are satisfied to leave the Ridgwav, Riggs, Roosevelt, Sanford, Saunders, Shaw, Shields
Swisdom, justice, and hu- Win. Smith, Snyder, Steenrod, Alex. H H. Stuart, Snummeras
leral power granted by an Sumter, Sweney, Taliaferro, Turney, Underwood, Van Buren,
on, and not limited or re- Wallace, Ward, Watterson, Weller, Westbrook, James W. Wil.
revision, and fortified with liams, Joseph L. Williams, Wise-I105.
egulating commerce among NAYS--Messrs. Adams, Allen, Landaff W. Andrews, Sher-
hat the power is plenary, lock J. Andrews, Arnold, Aycrigg, Babcock, Baker, Barnard,
I discretion by the honor- Barton, Birdseye, Blair, Boardman, Borden, Botts, Briggs, Brock-
ts will bow deferentiallyto way, Bronson, M. Brown, Burnell, Calhoun, W. B. Campbell,
Thons. J. Campbell, Caiuthers, Chittenden, John C. Clark, Staley
pray, &e. N. Clarke, Cooper, Cowen, Cranston, Cravens, Garrett Davis,
Jr. Chainrmn."r. Deberry, Jdhn Edwards, FPessenden, Fillmore, A. Lawrence
RSON, Jr Carman Foster, Gamble, Gates, Gentry, Giddinge, Goggin, Patrick G.
Goode, Graham, Granger, Green, Habersham, Hall, W. S.
Hastings, Henry, Howard, Hudson, Hunt, Joseph R. Ingersoll,
-A young or single man, James Irvin, James, William C. Johnson, Lane, Lawrence, Linn,
h the ordinary branches of Thomas F. Marshall, Samson Mason, Mathiot, Mattocks, Max-
private family by applying well, Maypard, Moore, Morris, Osborne, Pearce, Pendleton,
riborough, Prince Peorge's Ramsey, Benj. Randall, Alexander Randall, Randolph, Rayner,
tions (post paid) enclosing Rodney, William Russell, James M. Russell, Saltonstall, Simon-
ions, will be strictly attend- ton, Truman Smith, Stanly, Stratton, John T. Stuart, John B.
:e to Thompson, Richard W. Thompson, Tillinghast, Toland, Tomlin-
A PLANTER. non, Triplett, Trumbull, Van Rensselaer, Warren, Washington,
A graduate of Union Col- Thomas W. Williams, Lewis Williams, Chris. H. Williams, Win-
e in teaching, both in the throp, Yorke, Augustus Young, John Young-102.
a situation as teacher in an So the amendment waslconcurred in.
first of March next. A lib- On the suggestion of Mr. McKAY, by unanimous con-
sent, the following words in the 16th and 17th lines of the
n. E. P. Foote, Jamestown, bill were stricken out:
N s L. D PreDi- "If not sooner terminated under the proviso to this section."
i several Professors of that ttD.D. LL.D. Mr McKAY asked the unanimous consent of the House
sseveral Professors of that
to offer, as an additional section to the bill, an amendment
Blackwell's Mills, Fauquier providing that it shall not be lawful hereafter for the collec-
jan IS-Iltcp tors or other officers of the United States to receive in pay-
is an experienced teacher, ment of any of the dues of the Government the notes of any
overness in a private fa- banks which were now receivable, which banksdid not agree
o11 the English branches, to receive the Treasury notes issued on the faith and securi-
a. A Southern orWestern ty of the United States on deposit, or in payment to said
banks, in the same manner and with like effect as their own
nd required, notes.
timore, will receive prompt Objection being made by Mr. GUSHING and other mem-
jan 15-d3t bers, the amendment was not received.
respectfully informs his The bill and amendments were then ordered to be engross-
emoval to the. store lately ed for a third reading, [at this time.]
store, two doors west from And the bill having been read through, and the question
atly on hand a general sup- being on the final passage thereof-
Mr. SAUNDERS rose and moved to recommit the bill
ISAAC CLARKE, with the following instructions:
ith street, Penn. avenue. To report an amendment suspending the act of the 4h Sep-
in behalf of the American tember, 1841, sO far as the said act authorizes a division of the
R. R. Gurley, containing proceeds of the sales of the public lands; and that the same be
rs home, final impressions applied to the redemption of Treasury notes now directed to be
'M. M. MORRISON issued, or to such as heretofore have been issued."
west of Brown's Hotel. [These instructions were not found on the Journal, but the Re-
in- porter supposes them to be nearly, if not altogether, correct.]
huighily cultivated and ir- Mr. SXUDR vr nitntyhad nesodt
ha, lately the residence of AU R (very i n heard was uderstood to
es four miles&om George- say that he should not, at this time, enter into any discussion.
sproached by good roads in At this stage of the proceedings, without offering any re-
if its fertility, has yielded marks, which, under other circumstances, he might be induc-
bhshels of corn per acre, ed to do-without giving gentlemen any apology for the ap-
ent owner will dispose of plication of the gag-law, which they had threatened-he
ing such portions of clear- would call the yeas and nays on his motion, and moved the
may desire to constitute a previous question.
ow upon it well set in tim- But Mr. S., on the suggestion that the previous question
'e stated, with a command- cot off his motion to recommit, withdrew the motion for the
g to invest their funds in previous question.
tet, the Capitol of the Re- Mr. FILLMORE renewed it.
ine for themselves. Terms rLcrr /'*. 1** 1
the subscriber on the prem The SPEAKER stated that if the previous question were
d of Robert Dyer & Co. ordered, the motion to recommit with instructions would be
B. THOMPSON, cut off, and the House would lie brought to a direct vote on
near Georgetown, D.C. the passage ot the bill.
RSr~tE WAR!) wil be The question on the motion for the previous question was
RlivEWARDsuwit bethen taken and decided ii the affirmative.
shlivery to me, or seenuring S
EGROES, to wit, KITTY So there was a second.
Mr. MeKEON asked the yeas and nays on ordering the
nan, about 25 years of sge, main question; which were ordered, and, being taken, were
of dark complexion, Ned as follows:
lexion, and has a scar on YEAS-Messrs. Adams, Allen, Landaff W. Andrews, Sherlock
oned by the cat of a knife. J. Andrews, Aycrigg, Babcock, Baker, Barnard, Barton, Birds-
lames C. Dyer, at the sale eyeBlair, Boardasan, Borden, Botts, Braggs, Broekway, Bronson,
give the above reward, or Milton Brown, Burnell, Thus. J. Campbell, Caruthers, Casey,
.id negroes have been gone Child,, Chittenden, John C. Clark, Staley N. Clarke, Cooper,
JOHN PALMER, Cowen, Cranston, Cravens, Cushing, Garrett Davis, R. D. Davis,
Prince George's co. Md. Deberry, John Edwards, Fessenden, Fillmore, A. L. Foster.
Sfrom schooner am, Gable, Gates, Gentry, Giddings, GoRggin, P.G. Goode, Graham,
ng from schooner Dodge, Granger, Green, Habersham, Hall, Halsted, Win. S. Hastings,
Hays, Henri, Howard, Hudson, Hunt, Joseph R. Ingersoll, James
Irvin, W. W. Irwin, James, William C. Jobnson, Cave Johnson,
Isaac D. Jones, John P. Kennedy, Lane, Lawrence, Linn,
Thomas F. Marshall, Samson Mason, Mathiot, Mattocks, Maxwell,
Maynard, Meriwether, Moore, Morris, Morrow, Osborne, Owsley,
aonds Parmenter, Partridge, Pearce, Pendleton, Pope, Powell, Ramsey,
B. Randall, Alexander Randall, Randolph, Rayner, Ridgway,
sins Rodney, Wmin. Russell, James M. Russell, Saltonstall, Shepperd,
ats Simonton, Slade, Truman Smith, Sprigg, Stanly, Stokely, Strat-
idles ton, Alexander H. H. Stuart, John T. Stuart, Summers, Sumter,
Taliaferro, John B. Thompson, Richard W. Thompson, Tilling-
S& THOS. PARKER. hast, Toland, Tomlinson, Triplett, Trumbull, Underwood, Van
Remnsselaer, Wallace, Warren, WashingtonT.W.Williams, Lewis
ume, with humorous en- Williams, C. H. Williams, Joseph L. Williams, Winthrop, Wise,
shed and this day received Yorke, Augustus Young, John Young-129.
NAYS-Messrs. Arnold, Arrington, Atherton, Beeson, Bidlack,
F. TAYLOR. Bowse, Boyd, Brewster, Charles Brown, Burke, Samson H.
of Obstetric ,medicine Butler, William 0. Butler, Green W. Caldwell, Patrick C. Cald-
sttom, M.D. I vol. Just well, John Campbell, William B. Campbell, Gary, Chapman,
is day received for sale by Cliffird, Clinton, Coles, Cross, Daniel, Dawson, Dean, Doan,
F. TAYLOR.by Doig, .Eastman, John C. Edwards,Egbert, Ferris, John G. Floyd,
.-TALOR. Charles A. Floyd, Gilmer, Win. 0. Goode, Gordon, Gustine,
County, to wmit: Gwls, Harris, John Hastings, Hopkins, Houck, Houston, Hubard,
applied to the Honorable Hunter, Charles J. Ingersoll, Jack, J. W. Jones, Keim, Andrew
if the Circuit Court of the Kennedy, Lowell, Abraham McClellan, Robert McClellan, Mc-
fiom imprisonment under Kay, MeKeon, Marchand, Alfred Marshall, John T. Mason, Ma-
ors within the District of thews, Medill, Miller, Newhard, Payne, Pickens, Plumer, Prollit,
next, at 9 o'clock A. M. at Rediag, Reynolds, Rhett, Riggs, Rogers, Roosevelt, Sanford,
creditors are requested to Sauniers, Shaw, Shields, Win. Smith, Snyder, Steenrod, Sweney,
Jacob Thompson, Turney, Van Buren, Ward, Watterson, Wel-
WM, BRENT, Clerk. ler, Wootbrook, Jatmes W. Williams-as. "-+
to the House decided that the main question should be
Mr. MATHIOT asked the yeas and nays on the main
question; which were ordered.
And the mainquestion, Shall this bill pass ''V was then
taken, and decided in the affirmative, as follows:
YEAS-Messrs. Adams, Allen, Sherlock J. Andrews, Arnold,
Arrington, Aycrigg, Baker, Barton, Beeson, Bidlack, Birdseye,
Blair, Borden, Bowne, Brewster, Briggs, Broekway, Bronson,
Aaron V. Brown, Burnell, Samson H. Butler, William 0. Butler,
Patrick C. Caldwell, John Campbell, Cary, Casey, Chapman,
Childs, John C. Clark, Staley N. Clarke, Coles, Cranston, Cross,
Cushing, Richard B. Davis, Dawson, Deberry, Doan, John Ed-
wards, Ferris, Fessenden, Fillmore, Gamble, Gentry, Giddings,
Gilmer, Granger, Gustine, Hall, Halsted, Harris, William S.
Hastings, John Hastiogs, Hays, Henry, Houck, Houston, H1itardI
Hudson, Hunter, Hunt, Joseph R. Ingersoll, James Irvin, William
W. Irwin, Cave Johnson, John W. Jones, Isaac D. Jones, Law-
rence, LowelWAbraham McClellan, John Thompson Mason, Ma-
thews, Mattocks, Maxwell, Maynard, Medill, Moore, Morrow,
Newhard, Osborne, Parmenter, Partridge, Pearce, Pendleton,
Pickens, Plaiumer, Pope, Powell, Proffit, Ramsey, Benjamin Ran-
dall, Alexander Randall, Randolph, Ridgway, Riggs, Roosevelt,
William Russell, James M. Russell, Saltonstall, Sanford, Shepperd,
Simonton, Slade, Truman Smith, William Smith, Steenrod, Stoke-
ly, Stratton, Alexander H. H. Stuart, Sumter, Taliaferro, Tilling-
bast, Tobnd, Turney, Underwood, Wallace, Ward, Wattereon,
Weller, Westbrook, Thomas W. Williams, James W. Williams,
Lewis Williams, Joseph L. Williams, Winthrop, Wise, Wood,
Augustus Young, John Young-129.
NAYS-Messrs. Landaff W. Andrews, Atherton, Babcock,
Barnard, Boardman, Botts, Boyd, Milton Brown, Charles Brown,
Burke, Green W. Caldwell, William B. Campbell, Thomas J.
Campbell, Caruthers, Chittenaen, Clifford, Clinton, Cooper,
Cowen, Cravens, Daniel, Garrett Davis, Dean, Doig, Eastman,
John C. Edwards, Egbert, John G. Floyd, Charles A. Floyd,
A. Lawrence Foster, Gates, Goggin, Patrick G. Goode, Gordon,
Graham, Green, Gwhs, Hahersham, Hopkins, Howard, Charles
J. Ingersoll, Jack, James, William Cost Jshnson, Keim, John P.
Kennedy, Andrew Kennedy, Lane, Linn, Robert McClellan,
McKay, McKeon, Marchand, Alfred Marshall, Thomas F. Mar-
shall, Samson Mason, Mathiot, Meriwether, Miller, Morris, Ows-
ley, Payne, Rayner, Reding. Reynolds, Rhett, Rodney, Rogers,
Saunders, Shaw, Shields, Snyder, Stanly, John T. Stuart, Sum-
mers, Sweney, John B. Thompson, Richard W. Thompson, Jacob
Thompson, Tomlinson, Triplett, Trumhull, Van Buren, Van Rens-
selaer, Warren, Washington, Christopher H. Williams-86.
So the bill was passed in the following form, to wit:
AN ACT to authorize an issue of Treasury notes.
Be it enacted, 4-c. That the President of the United States is
hereby authorized to cause Treasury notes to be issued and reis-
sued in place of those redeemed, for such sum or sums as the ex-
igencies of the Government may require, but not exceeding
the sum of five millions of dollars of this emission outstanding
at any one time, and to be issued under the limitations and other
provisions contained in the act entitled An act to authorize the
..-,; n....f Treasury notes," approved the twelfth of October, one
:, ,1,:l eight hundred and thirty-seven, except that the autho-
rity hereby given to issue Treasure ,,.res hiIl eF expire at the
end of the year from the passage ofl" Ihis ac : Privided, That
the amount of Treasury notes which in,y be ita., .1 under autho-
rity of this act shall be deemed and aL.:i in I.e., .f o much of the
loan authorized by the act of July itei,.-fir.i., one ll-hurand
eight hundred and forty-one.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.
The SPEAKER announced the next business in order to
be the call of the States for petitions and memorials, under
the suspension of the rule ordered on Friday last.
Mr. G1DDINGS moved to postpone that order of busi-
ness, for the purpose of going into private business. Mr.
G. was understood to urge upon the House the justice
of this course, looking to the little which had been done for
private claimants during the last four years.
Strong objections were made.
Some conversation as to the effect of a postponement, &c.
on the business of the House took place, in which Messrs.
PROFIT, CHAPMAN, SMII'H, BIDLACK, and
Mr. GRANGER said, as the House had some peti-
tiens on one side of a proposition and none on the other, he
asked the yeas and nays on the motion to postpone.
And they were ordered.
The SPEAKER said that a vote of two-thirds would be
required to effect the postponement.
The question on the motion to postpone the reception of
petitions was then taken and decided in the negative: Yeas
89, nays 117.
So the motion to postpone was not agreed to.
Petitions and memorials were then called for, commencing
with the 'call of the States where it had been arrested on a
former day, and were presented by the following members,
and appropriately referred:
Mr. THOMPSON, of Kentucky.
SANTA FE EXPEDITION.
Mr. THOMPSON, of Kentucky, presented certain reso-
lutions from the Legislature of that State, in relation to
American citizens trading to Santa Fe, in Mexico, which
were read as follows:
Whereas it appears from authentic information that citizens
of the United States, with passports from their Government duly
authenticated, in going from Texas to Santa Fe, with legitimate
and peaceful intentions, offering no resistance, have been arrested
by a military force of Mexicans-a portion input ts death in the
most perfidious manner, whilst others, put in manacles, were,
without any regard to the usages of war amongst civilized na-
tions, er the universally received principles of humanity, having
been first divested of their shoes and clothing, and driven rather
as beasts than human beings from the place of their capture to
the city of Mexico, a distance of many hundred miles, by a sol-
diery cruel, relentless, and unrestrained t and when there, their
life, their death, or, what is worse than death, protracted bon-
dage in chains, at the mere will of a military dictator; and to
give a deeper interest, if possible, for the fate of our unfortunate
countrymen, the fact is said to exist, that a citizen of Kentucky, a
mere youth of seventeen, is one of the wretched captives: And
whereas protection is due to all and every, the humblest citizen
of the Republic, whether at home or abroad : Therefore,
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky, That tihe Government of the United States owes it to
itself, as well as to those unfortunate citizens, to use the most
prompt, vigorous, and efficient means to restore to liberty and
their country those men, and to vindicate to Mexico and the world
tho proud declaration that American citizenship is a shield
against wrong and oppression throughout the globe.
Be it further Resolved, That Kentucky will sustain, in any
manner which shall be deemed necessary, with her full strength,
the most energetic action of the General Government to right
the wrong, both individual and national.
Resolved further, That, in the opinion of this Legislature, it is
the doty of the Government of the United States to demand and
require the Government of Mexico, in the future progress of the
war with Texas, to observe the usages of civilized nations in the
treatment of prisoners.
Resolved further, That the Governor be requested to forward
a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions to the President
of the United States, and to each of our Senators and Representa-
tives in Congress.
On motion of Mr. T. the said resolutions were referred to
the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. THOS. F. MARSHALL said that a similar paper to
that presented by his colleague (Mr. THOMPSON) had been
forwarded to him (Mr. M.) by the Executive of the State of
Kentucky, which he had received this morning. He moved
to refer it to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, with instruc-
tions to derive from the Department of State all information
that might exist there in relation to what had been done by
that Department in relation to the subject; and also such in-
formation as the Department might possess in relation to the
capture complained of; and that they report to thisHouse, &r.
Mr. EVERETT suggested that the pr.',.-t moJl would
be to make a direct call-not to make the Commitltce on For-
eign Affairs the organ of communication.
Mr. WOOD said if this proposition was in order, he
desired to move an amendment, calling for a similar kind of
information in relation to American State prisoners confined
in Van Dieman's land.
The SPEAKER said the instructions were in ordejghbut
that if they gave rise to debate they must lie over.
Mr. WOOD gave notice that he would offer his amend-
Mr. MARSHALL, on the suggestion, he said, of Mr.
EvERETT, would change the form of the instructions, and of-
fer the proposition in the shape of a resolution calling on the
Department for the information indicated.
Mr. WOOD desired to know if his amendment would
be in order 't
The SPEAKER said that the resolution itself was not in
order except by general consent.
No objection appeared to be made,
Mr. GUSHING suggested to Mr. MARSHALL to make his
motion general, so as to include any information in the pos-
session of the Executive, and not to confine it to the Depart-
ment of State.
Mr. MARSHALL said that was his object.
Mr. ADAMS desired to know whether the Speaker had
decided that the motion of the gentleman from New York
(Mr. WOOD) to amend the resolution by extending the in-
quiry to the case of the prisoners confined in Van D~eman's
land, was not in order t
The SPEAKER said he had not so decided.
Mr. ADAMS said he understood the gentleman from New
York (Mr. WOOD) as making the motion.
Mr. WOOD said he intended to move his proposition as an
amendment to the resolution of the gentleman from Kentucky.
The SPEAKER said the resolution had been receives,
but no debate could be entertained.
The resolution of Mr. MARSHALL was then read as follows,
(it having been first modified on the suggestion of Mr. An-
AMS, by inserting the usual proviso as to the compatibility of
the publication of the information referred to with the public
Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested
to communicate to this House all the information in his possession,
which may not be incompatible with the public interest, touching
the American citizens captured near Santa Fe, in Mexico, and
what steps, if any, have been taken relative thereto by this Gov-
Mr. WOOD then moved to amend the said resolution
by adding the following words :
Also, any information he may have, and not incompatible with
the public interest, concerning American citizens now British pri-
soners in Van Dieman's land.
Mr. LINN said that if the inquiry contemplated in the
amendment were to be made, he had something to say on the
The SPEAKER. If debate arises the wholesubject must
be laid on the table.
Mr. ADAMS suggested to Mr. WooD that the subject
embraced in his amendment had already been referred to the
Committee on Foreign Affairs. Petitions and memorials on
that subject had been presented and referred to that committee
Mr. WOOD said in that event he should suppose that the
Committee on Foreign Affairs would wish to have before
tflem the very information contemplated iW hiW amendmept.
Mr. TURNEY moved the previous question.
And there was a second.
And the main question (being on the resolution and amend-
ment) was ordered to be taken.
A question of order here arose, Mr. LINN insisting that
the previous questidb could not apply now, inasmuch as he
had, previously to that motion being made, declared his desire
to speak to the subject of the amendment.
The SPEAKER said if such was the fact, and the gentle-
man insisted on his right to speak, the previous question
would not apply.
After some conversation, Mr. LINN said that, as he was
very desirous that the inquiry contemplated in the resolution
of the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. MARSHALL) should be
made, he (Mr. L ) was willing to waive his right to the floor.
T te question then recurred on the amendment.
Mr. HABERSHAM called for the reading thereof; after
A r. CRANSTON moved to lay the whole subject on the
Mr. ANDREWS, of Kentucky, asked the yeas and nays
on that motion; which were refused.
A&nd the question being taken on the motion of Mr. CRANas-
Tro, it was decided in the negative.
0, the subject was not laid on the table.
The question then recurred and was taken on the amend-
met of Mr. WooD ; and it was agreed to.
4nd the resolution, as amended, was adopted.
Petitions and memorials were further presented by-
Dessrs. ANDREWS, OWSLEY, GREEN, BUTLER,
andlhe SPEAKER, of Kentucky.
THE BANKRUPT LAW.
Tte SPEAKER presented a petition of citizens of Rich-
monl county, Kentucky, praying the repeal of the bankrupt
M5. BRIGGS moved that the said petition be referred to
Il. C.iritce on the Judiciary, with insttrurtions
1. ep..r, an air.m nIment to the bankrupt law passed at the
Ii-t es .e of 'tI ,,!r.:., by which all corporations which issue
P.ap,:r,.) b'." I.rr,,iat.I ,s money shall be brought within the provi-
,i',n e rd i id li w.'
M r. T l 0 M PS ON, of Mississippi, demanded the previous
Mr.McKEON desired to be informed whether thee in-
structions included all corporations 1
No answer, that the Reporter heard; but a good many
cries to order.
Mr. CAVE JOHNSON moved to lay the whole subject
on the table.
Mr. flFuI.2WL5 asked the yeas and nays on that motion,
which were ordered.
Mr. CLIFFORD desired to be informed (so far as thd Re-
porter could understand the purport of the inquiry) what
would be the effect of these instructions, if passed, on the
instructions given to the same committee on a former day to
report a bill repealing the bankrupt law.
Mr. GRANGER called Mr. CLIFFORD to order-submit-
ting to the Speaker that the question was not debatable. "
The SPEAKER so decided-remarking that it would be
lime en..ugh Ijr the Chair to decide the effect of the motion
when ihe question properly presented itself. At present the
question was on the motion to lay the whole subject on the
The roll of the yeas and nays was called through, and
many members changed their votes one way or the other !
Mr. McKAY. Does the gentleman from Massachusetts
(Mr. BRIaoos) intend these instructions as a repeal of the or-
der of the House repealing the bankrupt law.
[Loud cries to order.]
Mr. WISE submitted to the Speaker that there had been
so much misunderstanding of the question, he hoped the
Chair would explain it.
The Clerk, at the intimation of the Speaker, read the in-
Mr. BRIGGS. Can I explain 1
[Cries of "Yes, yes"-" explain"-" No, no" &c.]
The SPEAKER said, objection being made, the gentle-
man could not be permitted to explain.
The vote was then announced as follows:
YEAS-L. W. Andrews, Arrington, Atherton, Barton, Birds-
eye, Bowne, Boyd, Milton Brows, Burke, Samson H. Butler,
Green W. Caldwell, Patrick C. Caldwell, John Campbell, Thous.
J. Campbell, Caruthtrs, Chapman, Clinton, Coles, Cowen, Cra-
vens, Cross, Daniel, Garrett Davis, Richard D. Davis, Doig,
Eastman, John C. Edwards, Egbert, Everett, Ferris, John G.
Floyd, Charles A. Floyd, Thomas F. Foster, Gentry, Goggle,
Patrick G. Goode, Samuel Gordon, Graham, Gustine, Harris,
Hays, Hopkins, Houck, Houston, Howard, Hubard, Hunter,
Charles J. Ingersoll, Cave Johnson, Andrew Kennedy, Robert
McClellan, Thomas F. Marshall, Samson Mason, John Thompson
Mason, Mathiot, Mattocks, Meriwether, Moore, Owsley, Payne,
Pearce, Pitkens, Plumer, Pope, Powell, Proffit, Alexander Ran-
dall, Rayner, Reding, Reynolds, Ridgway, Riggs, Sanford, Saun-
ders, Shaw, Snyder, Sprigg, Steenrod, Summers, John B. Thomp-
son, Van Buren, Warren, Watterson, Christopher H. Williams,
Wise, Augustus Young-86.
NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Allen, S. J. Andrews, Arnold, Ay-
crigg, Baker, Barnard, Beeson, Bidlack, Boardman, Borden,
Botts, Brewster, Briggs, Bronson, Charles Brown, William 0.
Butler, Casey, Childs, Chittenden, John C. Clark, Staley N.
Clarke, Nathan Clifford, James Cooper, Cranston, Cushing,
Dawson, Dean, Deberry, John Edwards, Fessenden, Fillmore,
Fornance, Gamble, Gates, Granger, Gwin, Haborsham, Hall,
Halsted, W. S. Hastings, Henry, Hudson, Hunt, J. R. Ingersoll,
W. W. Irwin, William Cost Johnson, J. P. Kennedy, Lawrence,
Linn, Lowell, McKay, MeKeon, Marchand, A. Marshall, Maynard,
Morrow, Newhard, Osborne, Parmenter, Partridge, Pendleton, B.
Randall, Randolph, Rodney, Roosevelt, W. Russell, J. M. Russell&.
Saltonstall, Shepperd, Shields, Simonton, Slade, Truman Smith,
William Smith, Stanly, Stokely, Stratton, John T. Stuart, Talia-
forro, Richaid W. Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Tillinghast, To-
land, Trumbull, Underwood, Van Rensselaer, Washington, Thos.
W. Williams, Lewis Williams, Joseph L. Williams, Winthrop,
Wood, Yorke, John Young-94.
So the House refused to lay the whole subject on the tat%.
The question recurred on the demand of Mr. THOMPcoN,
of Mississippi, for the previous question.
Mr. CLIFFORD asked Mr. Batioos to accept a modifica.
tion of the instructions which he (Mr. C.) would send to the
Chair, and which was read for information.
This proposed modification consisted of a proviso that the
existing order of the House, directing the Committee on the
Judiciary to report a bill repealing the bankrupt law, should
not be hereby reconsidered.
Mr. BR[GGS. My intention was to leave both ques-
tions open, but I will consent to add the following proviso:
"Prooided, That these instructions are not to interfere with or
rescind the instructions heretofore given to said committee to re-
port a bill to repeal the said bankrupt law."
Mr. WISE would like to be informed how it was possible
for these instructions not to interfere. They must interfere.
[Loud cries to order.]
The question was then taken on the demand for the pre-
vious question, (by tellers, Messrs. WARD and BOAtRMAN,)
and the vote stood: Ayes 84, noes 80.
Se there was a second.
And on the question, Shall the main question be now
Mr. CAVE JOHNSON asked the yeas and nays.
Mr. FILLMORE asked Mr. BDioas so to modify his in-
structions to the committee as to add "and also to report such
other amendments as said committee may deem necessary to
perfect said act."
Mr. BRIGGS accepted this as a modification of his own
Mr. PROFFIT would like any gentleman to inform him
how it was possible to amend a law and repeal it too.
[Laughter, and calls to order.]
Mr. CAVE JOHNSON desired the Speaker to state
whether, as other matters had been introduced since the for-
mer vote on that motion, it would again be in order to move
to lay the whole subject on the table.
The SPEA-KER answered affirmatively.
And Mr. CAVE JOHNSON moved that the whole sub-
ject be laid on the table.
Mr. WISE asked the yeas and nays; which were ordered.
Mr. SPRIGG called for the reading of the instructions;
which were read.
And the question on the motion of Mr. CAVE JoatNso
was then taken, and decided in the negative, as follows:
YEAS-Messrs.Arrington, Atherton, Barton, Birdseye, Bowee,
Boyd, Milton Brown, Charles Brown, Burke, Samson H. Butler,
W. 0. Butler, Green W. Caldwell, Patrick C. Galdwell, Jshn
Campbell, William B. Campbell, Thos. J. Campbell, Caruthers,
Gary, Chapman, Clifford, Clinton, Coles, Cross, Daniel, Garjrelt
Davis, Richard D. Davis, Dean, Doan, Doig, Eastman, John C.
Edwards, Egbert, Feiria, John G. Floyd, Charles A. Floyd,
Fornanee, Gentry, Giddings, Gilmer, Goggi, Gordon, Green,
Gustins, Harris, John Hastings, Hays, Hopkins, Houck, Hous-
ton, Hubard, Hunter, Charles J. Ingersoll, Jack, C. Johnson,
J. W. Jones, Keim, Andrew Kennedy, A. McClellan, Robert
McClellan, Marchand, Alfred Marshall, Thomas F. Marshall,
John T. Mason, Mattocks, Medill, Meriwether, Newhard, Owsley,
Partridge, Payne, Pickens, Pliner, Pope, Powell, Promft, Ray-
ner, Reding, Reynolds, Riggs, Sauford, Saunders, Shaw, Shep-
perd, Win. Smith, Snyder, Sprigg, Steenrod, Alexander H. H.
Stuart, Summers, John B. Thompson, Turney, Underwood, Van
Buren, Ward, Warren, Watterson, Weller, Westbrook, Chris-
topher H. Williams, Wise-100.
NAYS-Messrs. Adams, Allen, Landaff W. Andrews, Sher-
lock J. Andrews, Arnold, Aycri g, Baker, Barnard, Besson,
Bidlack, Blair, Boardman, Borden, Butts, Brewster, Briggs, Brook-
way, Bronson, Burnell, Casey, Childs, Chittenden, John C.
Clark, Staley N. Clarke, Cooper, Cowen, Cranston, Cravens,
Cushing, Dawson, Deberry, John Edwards, Fessenden, Fill-
more, A. Lawrence Foster, Thomas F. Foster, Gamble, Gate,
Patrick G. Goode, Granger, Gwin, Habersham, Hall, Halsted,
William S. Hastings, Howard, Hudson, J. R. Ingersoll, James
Irvin, W. W. Irwin, W. C. Johnson, John P. Kennedy, Lane,
Linn, Lowell, McKay, McKeon, Samson Mason, MathoL, Max-
well, Moore, Morrow, Osborne, Parmenter. Pendleton, Ramsey.
Benj. Randall, Alexander Randall, Randolph, Ridgway, Rodney,
Roosevelt, Wmin. Russell J. M. Buas dl, Salmnastall, Shields,
Simonton, Slade, T. Smith, Stanly, Stokely, Strattonm, John T.
Stuart, Taliaferro, Richard W. Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Til-
linghast, Toland, Tomlirson, Trumbull. Van Rensselaer, Wallace,
Washington, Thomas W. Williams, James W. Williams, Lewis
Williams, J. L. Williams, Winthrop, Wood, Augustus Young,
So the House decided that the whole sul-jeot should not
be laid on the table.
The question then recurred (according to the computation of
the Reporter) on ordering the main question (which main
question was on the modified instructions of Mr. Baioas) to
Mr. GENTRY moved that the House do now adjourn.
Mr. LEWIS WILLIAMS asked the yeas and ways on
that motion; which were ordered, and being taken, were:
Yeas 101, nays 88.
So, at halt past three o'clock, the House adjourned.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1841.
THE WAYS AND MEANS.
The bill to authorize a temporary re-issue of
Treasury Notes yesterday passed the House of
Representatives, with the aid of the previous
question, by a majority of forty-three votes. A
part of the opposition which the bill encountered,
and part of which followed it to the final ques.
tion, is undoubtedly attributable to the rooted
aversion to the general principle of issuing Trea-
sury Notes to supply deficiencies in the revenue.
The present case, however, is one in which there
appears to have been no alternative; and we are
glad, therefore, that, perceiving this to be the case,
the House has hesitated no longer to pass the bill.
The Senate having on Thursday adjourned over
to Monday, the bill cannot reach that body, in
which, however, we feel sure that no time will be
unnecessarily spent upon it, ufitil Monday.
We have hardly time, amidst the multitude of
engagements in which the conductors of a daily
paper are necessarily employed, to say even so
much as we now do say on the subject of several
communications which have lately reached us,
the writers of which are desirous, already, to
present to the Public candidates for the Pre-
sidency, and even for the Vice Presidency
of the United States, at the election which is to
be held in the year 1844. We cannot, wilh all
our disposition to oblige the writers, publish these
communications. We cannot suffer this paper
to be made instrumental in getting up, at least
two years before the proper time, another excite-
ment-on that matter. The time will come soon
enough; and when it does come, we shall not
be backward in acting our part. We can hardly
conceive of any thing that could so disastrously
add to the derangement of affairs under which
the country now labors, as the stirring up all the
elements of discord by the premature agitation of
questions which can be brought to no issue for
nearly three years to come.
The article in the preceding page, on the sub-
ject of the late conference between the Postmas-
ter General and the Convention of officers of
Railroad Companies assembled in this city, is
from the pen of a gentleman quite familiar with
the subject, whose views are entitled to much con-
THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW JERSEY
reassembled at Trenton on Tuesday last, and or-
ganized. The officers of which are
JOHN CASSEDY, of Bergen, Vice President of
Council, (State Senate.)
ROBERT E. HORNOR, of Princeton, Secretary.
JOHN EMLEY, of Burlington, Speaker of the
House of Assembly.
J. S. PRIOR, Jr. Clerk.
These are all good Whigs, except the first nam-
ed, who was elected by a compromise in Council.
Returns from twenty-seven counties in Georgia
.*-.ix .ihe following aggregates of votes for three
Representatives in Congress, to fill existing
We have frequently, in times past, been indebt-
ed to the communicative Washington correspon
dents of the Richmond Enquirer for information
of the purposes and motives of the political friends
of that paper. A remarkable instance of such dis-
closure is to be found in the following, which
ought seriously to engage the attention of those
whom it most concerns.
FROM THE RICHMOND ENQUIRER.
Extract of a letter from Washington, dated Jan. 8th.
"This is the glorious Eighth of January, and it is auspi-
cious of good that this is the first day that-we have been able
to do any thing worthy of public approbation. A petition
from citizens of the city of New York, praying for a repeal
of the Bankrupt Law, was referred to the Committee on the
Judiciary, with instructions to report a bill on Tuesday next
to repeal that law-yeas 112, nays 88-majority 241 The
SWhigs resorted to the usual parliamentary tricks of moving
to lay on the table, motions to adjourn, &c.; but it all would
Inot do. The glorious and patriotic associations of the day
uere upon us, and, impelled by their energy and spirit, it
seemed appropriate to commence undoing the corrupt work
/f '/ir etra Session. That matter has now been begun, and
test assured that we shall prosecute the subject with unceasing
energy to itsefinal consummation. We shall next take up the
subject of the repeal of the odious and abominable Distribution
ill. I think that we shall carry it."
It may perhaps be proper for us to state our
impression as to the fate of the Bankrupt law.
We therefore state that we do not believe it will be
EXCELLENT ExAMpLz.--A new military company has been
formed in New York under the name of the Temperance
IGuards. No person admitted a member unless a temperance
man, as by the constitution no intoxicating drink will be re-
ceived or allowed in the company, which already numbers
J. L. WENDELL, the Reporter of the decisions of the Su-
preme Court of the State of New York, and of the Court for
the Correction of Errors, has been removed from that office
for not contributing the office assessment to support locofoco.
ism: and as if it were in anticipation of such a step, Messrs.
Bronson and Cowan, Justices of the Supreme Court, have
foT the last three terms withheld their opinions from him, (al-
though he was by law the only Reporter of the Court,) and
Save them to the man who his since been appointed in the
ace of Mr. Wendell. The Chief Justice, with a better es.
limrte of the rights of the Reporter, of the dignity of the
Bench, and of the frankness and courtesy of a gentlemen,
coruinued to give his opinions to Mr. Wendell up to the last
Xoment.-- N. Y. American.
FATAL OCCURRENCE.-Mr. Pike, foreman for Mr. Sabin, of
Broad sirest, let the city of New York oa Sunday, in com-
pany with another person, in a light wagon forPaterson. On
returning, and coming across Berry's creek, drove off the side
@f ihe bridge, It being dark and no railing. The horses and
I Mr. Pike were drowned; the gentleman with him, Mr. Mes-
| singer, of New York, saved himself by jumping out of the
Wagon on the bridge.
S FItE AT WINDSOR, VEaRMONT.-On Sunday morning last
i re was discovered in the building occupied as the Post Of-
fice, and by N. C. Goddard, bookseller. By great exertions
in h ich the ladies took an ejffienit part, the fire was confined
I to the building in which it originated, which, however, was
' destroyed, with nearly all its contents. All the letters which
Were received the evening previous had been distributed, and
were lost. Mr. Goddard saved his books of accounts and
papers, but lost all his stock, valued at over four thousand
dollars, on which there was an insurance of only one thou-
SSAD ACCIDENT.-Mr. WM. ELTON, aged 62, met with his
ath at Burlington, Conn. on the 25th ult. while attempting
put a band on a wheel to carry a grindstone. His arm
a s caught by the band, and he was carried several times
Snd the shaft before the machinery could be stopped, and
badly bruised that he survived but two hours after the
THE BANKRUPT LAW.
Communications from every quarter flow in
upon us, deprecatory of the proposition which
has been made to repeal the Bankrupt Law. We
cannot pretend to publish the half of them. We
wish we could venture to publish the whole of
one eloquent letter on the subject, from the hand
of a lady, which we have had the honor of hearing
read. All that we can find room for, however,
are the following extracts of letters from known
and respected citizens, who have claims upon us
which we cannot resist.
EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS.
CINCINNATI, JANUARY 10, 1842.
The friends of the Bankrupt Law in this quarter have felt
no apprehensions about its repeal, till the recent movement of
Mr. BENTON in the Senate excited general alarm that a sus-
pension might be brought about by his party, aided by a few
timid Whigs. As the friends of the bill here comprise about
nine-tenths of the business men of the place, of both the
creditor and debtor interest, it was thought their silence might
be construed into an indifference towards its fate, and, ac-
cordingly, a memorial against its repeal or suspension has
been prpared and circulated to-day, and several hundred
signatures immediately obtained. As there is no time to
be lost, these memorials will be forwarded to-morrow, with-
out waiting to make a general effort for signatures, or to pro-
duce effect by a large number of names, although in five days
the number could be easily increased to 2,500 or 3,000.
Amongst the signatures to the memorial, I will just mention,
as a specimen, those of H. LONGWORTH, (the millionaire,)
GRIFFIN TAYLOR, JosIAH LAWRENCE, Judge BURNET, Judge
SPENCER, MICAJAH T. WILLIAMS, A. IRWIN, ROBERT BU-
CHANAN, R. B. BOWLER, and many others, including the Pre-
sidents of our principal banks, our heaviest capitalists, and
We have discovered a little specimen to-day of the manner
in which some of the New York foreign importing houses
manufacture "a change in public opinion" for Congress. It
appears that some English firms in that city have been scat-
tering an immense number of blank petitions for a repeal of
the Bankrupt law amongst their agents in the West, who have
been busily employed during the intermission of Congress in
obtaining signatures amongst those who are unfriendly to or
indifferent about the bill. In this way, a march has been
stolen upon its friends, who did not anticipate that any seri-
ous effort would be made to repeal it; consequently, just now
numerous petitions are pouring into Congress for its repeal,
as though some great change had taken place in the public
mind. I believe that if the actual facts could be ascertained,
it would be seen that public opinion has changed in favor of
the bill. As some proof of this, I will mention that one of
our memorials is headed by a gentleman who, last summer,
was a strenuous opponent of the bill, and one-fourth of the
names on it consist of its recent opponents. One of the
blank petitions from an English house in New York was
sent to A. W. HASLUCK, an English hardware importer here,
who has made a cautious and "judicious" use of it, and pro-
bably you will soon have it in Congress, as a specimen ofpub-
lic opinion here on this subject. Such opinion, manufac-
tured for the occasion by foreigners, will pass for just what it
You will see in our papers a call, signed by nearly one
hundred of our mechanics and traders, for a Tariff meeting,
to be held at the Cincinnati College next week. I think tLe
proceedings of that meeting will indicate a pretty strong dis-
position to protect our own labor.
NEW YORK, JANUARY 10, 1842.
You cannot imagine the state of feeling here. My office
has been filled by some of the ablest men in the city, solvent
and insolvent, in a state of mental excitement unparalleled. I
have witnessed tears coursing down the checks of men who
have endured the most heart-rending scenes in domestic af-
fliction without a tear. I have marked the agony of heart of
fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons, who have fondly antici-
pated that the Government that had robbed them by bad laws
of their property was about to "abolish the imprisonment" of
their mental faculties, and allow them once more to enter up-
on an honorable career of industry and enterprise. Thou-
sands have been sustained by hope, who would have cursed
and quit their country before this but for the bankrupt law.
Thousands will now be forgers, suicides, and vagabonds, if
this law is repealed.
NEW YORK, JANUARY 11, 1842.
Messrs. EDITORS: The first comment which I heard yes-
terday morning, on the vote in the House of Representatives
instructing the Judiciary Committee to report a bill repealing
the bankrupt law, was by aLocofoco merchant: I wish,"
said he, that Congress could meet but onde in five years;
the curse of this country is its unsettled legislation." And
this sentiment I heard echoed and re-echoed at every step I
took during the day.
Then I heard other comments also; these were from the
wives and daughters of men who have been prostrated by
this very unsettled legislation. These were the gushing
forth of hearts that have long bled under misery ; the tearing
open of wounds that had just began to heal.
Now is there any appeal that can be made to the Repre-
sentatives of the People to stay their hand before they strike
down the rising hopes of thousands, and tens of thousands,
that will carry weight with it 'I Give me heed, then, for one
I would address myself to their sympathies. Is misfortune
to know no compassion 1 Must one unfortunate step be vi-
sited with never-ending retribution I Must the poor debtor,
to whom life and its comforts are as dear as to the merciless
creditor; whose affections for the wife of his bosom, and the
children of their love, are as keen and as sensitive as are
those of Dives lolling on his divan or treading softly on his
carpets for those holding to him the same endeared relation;
whose need for bread is as great as is his for the delicacies
with which he tempts a pampered stomach ; whose frame is
as sensitive to the chilly blasts of winter; and who equally
needs in sickness the care and ministration which are so apt
to vanish from the couch, or rather the straw, of poverty;
must this man, a mortal like yourselves, and having equal
claims on the care and protection of humanity, for misfortune
merely, be doomed always to eat the bread of carefulness and
sorrow, and to moisten his crust with his tears '1 Nay, nay,
ye are men; are ye scot Be God-like, then. And when
ye pray," Forgive us our debts as we also forgive those who
are indebted to us," remember that power is given to you for
a merciful, not an oppressive end. *
LATE FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN.
We are indebted to Messrs. Thompson & Adams, con-
signees of the brig Tarquina, for the Gibraltar Chonicle of
December 6 and 9, containing later advices from Spain, Tur-
key, and the East Indies than we have had before.
Madrid was still declared in a state of siege, which one of
the Madrid papers accounts for by the Regent's determination
to admit British and other foreign manufactured goods into the
kingdom, which the Catalans were determined to resist unto
the death. Hence the expediency of retaining their capital
under martial law, and keeping up large bodies of troops in
The condition of Bilboa had somewhat improved, General
Zurbano having been prevailed on to adopt less violent mea-
Communications had been received from the French and
English Governments favorable to the Regent and his men-
sures, and such as to inspire confidence among his friends
The accounts from Constantinople, to the 17th of Novem-
ber, speak of great activity in the naval and military prepar-
ations of the Porte, and indicate an approaching war with
Greece as giving occasion for them. But whether this war
was to be offensive or defensive appeared to be questionable.
The Manzari Shark, published at Smyrna, had been sup-
pressed in consequence of its free strictures upon the local
The accounts from Bombay are to the first of November.
No particulars are given, but it is stated in general terms that
affairs in Scinde and Affghanistan were gradually becoming
quiet. Many of the hill chieftains were tendering their sub-
mission. It was still deemed necessary, however, to keep up
a large British fierce in Candahar.-N. Y. Com. Adv.
Mr. JACOB WALLER, a laboring man, near Winchester,
(Va.) whilst cutting timber on Friday, the 31st ultimo, was
instantly killed by the fall of a tree he had just cut down.
Mr. W. was escaping, but in an improper direction from the
fall of the tree, and, being struck by the limbs, he fell a vic-
Sim to hit own imprudence. This is at least the second in-
stance of death ia the same way, during the put year, in
AN APPEAL PROM MISSISSIPPI.
We find in the "Southron," a paper published
in Jackson, in the State of Mississippi, the follow-
ing appeal, to which, irn-justice to the Whig party
of that State, we feel bound to give a place in our
To the Editors of the National Intelligencer, United States
Gazette, Louisville Public Advertiser, Richmond Whig,
1t al.-GREETING :
Whereas it is in evidence that you, and each of you, toge-
ther with almost all other editors in the Confederacy, are in
the weekly habit of lavishing upon the entire population of
Mississippi the most detrimental epithets, such as "fraudu-
lent,"" dishonest," "roguish," &c. &c.: Now knowye, That,
whatever may be the character and feelings of certain indi-
viduals in this Commonwealth, there is a large minority
of voters here, constituting an assemblage of near seventeen
thousand, who are not obnoxious to your reproofs. The
Whig party of Mlississippi, be it known to all the world,
stood up manfully at the late election, in defence of the honor
of the State, and used every effort to prevent the disgraceful
result that has been realized. Although living in Mississip-
pi, those men are really no more responsible to the world for
the moral degradation that has fallen upon the State, than
are the indignant inhabitants of the other States. And yet
such is the character of the denunciations from abroad, that
all Mississippians are branded with bad faith and dishonesty.
We think that sheer justice demands ahat all editors who
have abused Mississippi, or who contemplate abusing her in
future, should so qualify their language as to exclude from
censure the class of voters to which we belong. We wish all
the world to know who it is that has brought this disgrace
upon a sovereign member of the Confederacy. We think it
is the right of the Whig party to be forever excepted out of
these wholesale denunciations. We are, therefore, gentle-
men, really in earnest, when we beg you to lose no time in
giving this explanation to your numerous readers. When a
whole State is thus denounced, those who do not understand
the history of anti-bondism will wrongfully blend the inno-
cent with the guilty. True, the Whigs of Mississippi feel-
keenly feel-the position of moral degradation to which their
beloved State has been reduced by Locofocuism. True, they
feel that the name by which this fallen sister is designated
will henceforth be synonymous with fraud, however proud
and enviable it may once have been. Yet, we have not done
this thing! Our hands are not soiled with the disgraceful
work! Our garments are not soiled by the moral pollution of
wronging men out of the gold they loaned us in time of need.
Oar voice was raised against this proceeding. Our arm was
raised in defence of the honor of the State. We were cloven
down in our position by the superior numbers of our enemies.
Shall we, then, (the Whig party of Mississippi,) be herded
in a common mass, with those who uphold the anti-bondflag?
As we are included in the appeal above, we take occasion
to reply, that, having believed that the act of the constituted
authorities of Mississippi in making the loans now to be re-
pudiated became legally the voice of the State, binding the
property of every individual, we rather hastily included the
whole of the State in the moral responsibility of the nefarious
proposition to repudiate. We see our error, and admit the
above appeal-not only as a vindication of the good men
and true" of Mississippi, but also as a deserved rebuke upon
our undiscriminating censure.
That part of Mississippi, with Ex-Governor McNutt at its
head, that has openly avowed, and boldly defended, the de-
moralizing doctrines of repudiation, will not escape public
censure. There has gone forth a voice of condemnation,
which will track them while they have an abiding place on
earth, and will attach to their names, and make them expo-
nents of public infidelity.
But we rejoice in the information contained in the above
quoted protest. There are many, very many, "sound" citi-
zens of Mississippi, who blush at the act, or rather the attempt,
which is pouring disgrace upon their Commonwealth. We
hope their voice will be heard; and whether they be more or
less, they will have an influence to save the State from infamy.
FROM THE ST. AUGUSTINE NEWS OF JANUARY 8.
The steamer Cincinnati arrived here on Wednesday last
from Pilatka, with a detachment of troops under the com-
mand of that experienced Indian fighter, Lieut. Colonel B.
RtILEY, accompanied by several other officers. The Colonel
and his command again left here in the steamer on Tuesday
morning for New Smyrna, where they are to land, and, scour-
ing the country between that place and the St. Johns, co-op-
erate with a force under Major PLYMPTON, which proceeded
up that river to Volusia, from whence they are to enter upon
an active and thorough search of the country in pursuit
of the Indians. We do not entertain a doubt, from the cha-
racter of the commanders, that, should they be so fortunate as
to fall in with the enemy, they will give a good account of him.
It will be seen by this that the'gallant and indefatigable com-
mander of the troops in Florida, is continuing that energetic
system which has already done more than could have been
anticipated by any, except those who knew his high and well
established character as an officer.
Intelligence, which can be relied on, has been received,
through a letter from an officer at or near the Army head-
quarters, stating that there were, at the date of the letter,
(30th of December,) 350 Indians in at Tampa ready for emi-
gration, and that 100 more had been seen end talked with,
who, tired of the war, were daily expected there.
The same letter states that a prompt and well-appointed
pursuit, which can hardly fail of success, had been commenc-
ed for the capture and destruction of the perpetrators of the
Mandarin outrage, being Haleck- Tustenuggee, Short-Grass,
and the small remnant of their band, known at headquar-
ters to amount to twenty-one only in number. And we are
further authorized to say, that an arrangement has been made
for the presence of troops in the country east of the St. John's
for its protection ; and we cannot but hope that the recent
deplorable event at Mandarin was one of the last expiring
flashes of this horrid Indian war.
Major D. WILCox, of the 5th regiment U. S. Infantry,
died at Pilatka, East Florida, on the morning of the 3d inst.
His remains were brought round to this city on Wednesday
last in the steamer Cincinnati, and deposited in the military
burying ground with military and masonic honors.
Major WILcox had long been afflicted with a pulmonary
complaint, which a vigorous physical constitution, aided by
a placid and most happy mental temperament, had for years
enabled him to resist; and, indeed, till recently, had given
hopes to his friends-and all who knew him were hislfriends-
that he might finally overcome this most fatal and insidious
malady. But, alas I his has been but another melancholy
instance of its too surely destructive nature.
Major WILCOX was about fifty years of age, and a native
of Connecticut. He entered the Army from that State early
in 1812, at the commencement of the three years' war with
Great Britain. Though of reputable family, he was without
patronage or support, save such as in the Army, by his own
personal merit, he won for himself. But he soon fought his
way to distinction, and was promoted on the field for his in-
trepid and brave conduct at the hard-fought battle of Bridge-
water, where, in the charge upon the enemy's park of artil-
lery, which was captured, he was severely wounded. He parti-
cipated in 1813 en the Niagara frontier, with uniform credit, in
all the arduous and well-fought battles that made memorable
and glorious to the American arms the fearful and bloody
campaign of that year. He remained in the Army from that
time till his death without reproach, and with character and
conduct alike unimpeached and unimpeachable. He was an
honest, unassuming man; a kind-hearted and mild gentleman;
an humble and pious Christian, and a brave and patriotic
STEAMBOAT CARRIERS.-In a case before the United States
Circuit Court at Boston, to recover from a steamboat company
the value of a package of bank bills that was entrusted to the
captain and by him lost, the court decided that the company
were not liable. The undertaking by them to be common
carriers of merchandise would not be holding themselves out
as carriers of bank bills, or make them liable as such. And
the custom of captains to perform that service would not
make the company liable unless he acted as their agent in the
carriage of bills.-N. Y. Jour. Corn.
MONTREAL, (CANADA,) JANUARY 7.
It is with sincere regret we announce the death of Mr.
UNtACK, of the 71st (British) regiment, arising out of a cir-
cumstance which has occasioned the deepest pain in all quar-
ters. Without giving publication to the particulars which
have reached us, we may state briefly that at a dinner given
a day or two since by a party of the 70th, at Isle-aux-Noix, to
some of the officers of the 71st, there arose a good deal of
what is termed "practical joking" among the gentlemen as-
sembled, and that in the course of this a fowling-piece was
by some means or other discharged by Mr. CAREW, of the
70th, the contents of which entered Mr. UNIACK'S body
just below the groin. The wound was pronounced fatal at
the time; and although some favorable symptoms were mani-
fested the next day, the fears at first expressed were too sad-
ly realized, and after lingering till the evening of the 3d the
unfortunate gentleman died. We believe that the gun was
fired under the impression that the shots had been withdrawn,
and that the result was totally unpremeditated.-Courier.
HORRID MuaDEa.-On Monday, the 3d instant, it was
discovered that the keeper of the first toll-gate, on the turn-
pike road from Geergetown to Frankfort, Ky. was not at his
post. Suspicions were excited, and the door of his house was
broken open, when a horrid spectacle presented itself. The
keeper, a Mr. John B. Hodson, was found lying in his
bed, with his head so mashed that one might have laid his
fist in the wound. It was supposed to have been inflicted
by a blow from a stick of wood, which was found near the
bed. No traces of the perpetrator of this most diabolical act
have yet been discovered, but every effort will doubtless be
made to ferret him out. His object, it is thought, wasto ob-
tain the money in the house; amounting, according to the
entries on the keeper's book, to about forty dollars. The de-
ceased had a family living a mile or two from the gate.--J.v-
APPOINTMENT BY THE PRESIDENT,
By and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
LEONARD BEMENT, Postmaster at Lewiston,
in the State of New York.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1842.
No. 37. Joseph Swift, plaintiff, vs. George W. Tysen.
This cause was submitted to the Court on printed argument
by Mr. FESSENDEN, for the plaintiff, and by Mr. DANA, in
behalf of the defendant.
No. 6. Merritt Martin at al. plaintiffs in error, vs. Lessee
of Wm. C. H. Waddell. The argument of this cause was
commenced by Gen. WALL for the plaintiffs in error.
Adjourned till to-morrow, 11 o'clock A. M.
(Ordered to be published.)
ALBANY, DECEMBER 20, 1841.
Sin: I am informed you are a Director of the National In-
stitution at Washington, and I therefore send you enclosed
a small specimen of American Marble, from Middlebury,
A young American Sculptor has, a few days since, com-
pleted a statue of Auburnn from this marble. It is the more
interesting, because it has generally been supposed that we
have no marble in the United States suitable for statuary.
In the "New World," some days since, is an article by
Governor EVERETT, stating this to be a fact; and such is the
general opinion of Geologists in the United States.
There is now in this city an order from an eminent Sculptor
in London for a block of this marble, for Reubens's group of
the Descent from the Cross," if a block can be procured
seventeen feet high. It is preferred very much to most of the
Italian, having more of the warmth of life.
I also send you a small piece from a block procured in Fre-
derick county, Maryland, said to be of the same kind by the
artist. It possesses much greater strength than Italian, is not
near so friable, and, in a few years, will become an article of
commerce, and be exported to Europe.
I have some large specimens suitable for the Oabinet, &c.
I am, viith great respect, your obedient servant,
JAMES M. ALLEN, M. D.,
HFUivil Engineer, 41c.
Hon. WALTER FORWARD,"
Secretary of the Treasury.
At Fruit Vale, Fairfax county, Virginia, on Tuesday,
the 4th instant, by the Rev. Mr. SAMUEt TROTT, Mr. WM.
AYRE to Miss MARTHA ANN, eldest daughter of Col.
OFFICE or THE BoAnD OF HEALTH,
Washington, January8, 1841.
Sixteen deaths have been reported to the Board of Health for
the month ending December31.
Of these, there were of the age of two years and under, 61
between two and ten, 1; between ten and thirty, 1 ; between
thirty and fifty, 7; between fifty and eighty, 2.
Diseases: Dropsy, 1; Consumpion, 5; worms, 1; Stillborn,
1; Decline, 1; childbed 1; Croup, 1; Pleurisy, 3; unknown,
1; Bilious Fever, 1.
HARVEY LINDSLY, President
nr Fourth Presbyterian Church, 9th Street, north
of the Patent Office.-Rev. JOHN C.SMITH will preach a Sermon
for the benefit of the Washington City Orphan Asylum on Sab-
bath morning, (to-morrow.) Services to commence at 11 o'clock.
The Orphans will be present, and sing the "Orphan's Appeal."
A collection will be taken up. Public invited. jan 15
ly The Annual Charity Sermon tor the Poor will
be preached by the Rev. Mr. DONELAN, in St. Peter's Church,
Capitol Hill, to-morrow, at 11 o'clock. The Public are respect-
fully invited to attend. jan 15
1" UNION COURSE OF LECTURES.-The
Seventh Lecture will be delivered in the Hall of the Company
Monday evening, January 17, at 7 o'clock, by A. F. Wilcox, Esq.
Subject: "The importance, utility, and means of establishing
a system of public schools for the District of Columbia.
jan 15-S&M _______
J. H. RITTER,
Dentist and Manufacturer of Incorruptible Teeth,
Respectfully invites his friends and the Public to his last im-
provement un manufacturing of teeth, by calling at his office, be-
tween 9th and 10th streets, on Pennsylvania avenue, north side.
They may see two whole sets of Teeth finished in a style of
N. B.'All those who wish whole sets please call immediately.
L OST, on yesterday morning, near the Railroad Depot, a
sum of money, consisting of one fifty dollar note, one five
dollar note, Virginia money, one dollar Railroad order. A liberal
reward will be given for the recovery of said money if left at this
office. jan lb-3t
N OTICE to all whom it may concern.-I hereby cau-
t11 ion the public not to credit any person en my account. I
deem this notice necessary owing to an abuse that has arisen from
this course of dealing. My circumstances being limited, and un
able to pay owing to recent misfortunes, I will not hold myself
liable for any debts that may be contracted in my name by any
person whatever from this date. Orders I give none.
jan 156-3t JOHN WALKER.
SANTED TO PURCHASE, a two-story frame-house
in Washington, east of the President's House. Address
B. P., post paid, Washington. jan 15-3t
RHS. BIHLER respectfully informs the ladies of Wash-
Mv ington that she has received a large assortment of ladies'
Cords and Tassels, for cloaks, and deep Fringes of all colors.
Also, a large supply of Fancy Goods in her line of business,
and an assortment of the finest ladies' ornamental Hair, which
will be made up with great despatch.
Ladies' hair rut anil dressed at the shortest notice.
Mrs. Bibler takes this method of expressing her gratitude to
the ladies for their kind patronage, heretofore extended, and fur-
ther hopes for a continuance of it. Pennsylvania avenue, between
9th and 10th streets. jan 15-3t
A TEACHER IS WANTED in the Fourth School Dis-
trict of Charles county. The applicant must be a steady
young man, and well qualified to teach the English and Latin
languages. Such a young man would hear of a good situation by
addressing either of the undersigned, at Bryantown, Md.
jan 15-eo3t D. BOON.
A CARD.-The undersigned earnestly entreat all those
persons indebted to them to call and settle their respective
accounts. There are very many small bills, which amount to a
considerable sum in the aggregate, and ourfriends should recol-
lect that the situation ef the undersigned is very different from
that of those in regular business. They receive their 10 to 25 per
cent. profit on their goods, and the undersigned only the small
commission of 5 per cent. The spirit of accommodation almost al-
ways evinced by the undersigned in yielding to individual wish-
as, in delivering articles sold at auction before settled for, and
which we have to pay for immediately after sales are made, has
been attended frequently with considerable inconvenience and
trouble, being often obliged to send several times before they can
get bills settled, which is attended with such expenrseand loss of
time that it frequently costs more to collect them than the com-
missionamounts to. The undersigned therefore flatter them-
selves that, when these facts are considered, their friends willob-
serve greater punctuality.
jan 15-3tif)DYER & WRIGHT, Aucas.
E HAVE JUST RECEIVED, and offer for sale
on reasonable terms-
20 boxes Lemons, in excellent order
S do Oranges do
50 barrels New Orleans Molasses, new crop
15 tierces low priced retailing do
10 bhda. low-priced Sugar
50 tubs No. 1 Butter
40 quarter and eighth barrels Philadelphia Buckwheat Flour
2000 bushels Shorts, Shipstuff, and Chop
BERRY & PICKRELL,
jan 15-3t Water street, Georgetown.
LOUR, CLOVERSEED, SHIPSTUFF,AND
100 barrels white wheat Flour, select brands
100 do strong fine Flour
39 bushels Pennsylvania Clover Seed
5,000 Ibs. heavy Shipstuff
50 bales Maryland and New York Hay.
In store and fur sale by W. T. COMPTON,
jan 15-w3w Water street, Georgetown.
20 prizes of $1,000 are $20,000.
SCHOOL FUND LOTTERY-CLAss 249,
JAMES PHALEN & CO. Managers,
To be drawn on SATURDAY, January 15,1842.
1 prize of $30,000 is $30,000
I do 10,000 is 10,000
I do 6,000 is 6,000
1 do 6,000 is 5,000
I do 4,000 is 4,000
I do 3,000 is 8,000
1 do 2,500 is 2,500
1 do 2,220 is 2,220
20 do 1,000 is 20,000
40 do 00O is 20,000
40 do 400 is 16,000
178 do 300 is 53,400
78 Numbers-13 drawn ballots.
Whole tickets $10-Shares in proportion.
For tickets, shares, or packages, apply to
Agent for the Managers, corner of 6th St. and Penn av.
LIST OP LETTERS.
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, Wash-
ington, January 15, 1842.
I" Personsinquiring for Letters in the following List will
please say they are advertised.
Aulds, Miss Mary
Auld, William H.
Beall, Mrs. Ann
Branch, Hardin, 2
Boast, Elsworth B., 2
Beard, Mrs. Matilda H
Boyd, Joseph K..
Bridge, Edward, 2
Boga, Lewis V.
Brown, Mrs. S. F.
Brown, Miss Laura L.
Brown, F. Augustus
Burr, Dr. G. W.
Brewer, Dr. J. M.
Clark, W. H.
Cook, Ransom, 2
Clute, Dr. H. D.
Clark, Mrs. Win. E.
Cross, J. D. L.
Clenahan, W. M.
Doins, Miss Eleanor
Devereux, William, 3
Delany, Mrs. Elizabet
Dickason, Andrew K.
Davey, Miss Elizabeth
Evans, Col. Britton
Elliott, Jonathan, 2
Evans, Thomas A. H.
Forsch, J. A.
Frank, C. S.
Faithful, Mrs. Ann
Foster, Winslow R. S.
Green, Mrs. Violet
Golles, Wm. R.
Gordon, Wm. Wallace
Hebb, Miss Anna
Hebb, Miss Ellen C.
Hunt, Thomas F.
Hayes, Samuel D.
Hobbs, John & Win. A
Harris, John, ofN. Y.
Hamilton, Mrs. Phoeb
Henry, Miss Elizabeth
Johnson, James W.
Judson, C. H.
Johnston, Lt. J. E.
King, Charles K.
King, Charles Bird
King, Dr. Benj.
Line, W. F.
Lee, Robert E.
Lewis, Lt. Arthur
Lewis, Lt. James B.
Mors, Rev. A. G.
.Mount, John W.
Mason, Mrs. Ann
Manning, Mrs. Euphel
Mettetal, Mrs. Elizabe
Marcie, Dr. G. A.
McRae, Duncan, 2
McLeod, John, Teachei
Neal, David A.
Noland & Co., Thos. J
Otis, James F.
Phelps, Samuel S.
Prime, Wmn. R.
Payne, John M.
Peak, Miss Mary E. M
Pearson, Miss Martha
Patterson, Mrs. MargaE
Patterson, Gee. W.
Pearson, Sarah A.
Parkinson, Wm. G.
Roacbeh, Robert N.
Rush, Peter C.
Reed, Mrs. Emma
Randall, Jr. John
Shaw, George W.
Smith, Joseph L.
Stokes, Win. A.
Smith, Mrs. Margaret
Sun, N. Y. Correspor
Store, Mrs. Eleanor
Sweet, Parker H.
Sturgess, Handy J.
Stockton, Capt. R. F.
Stephens, Thos. H.
Sanxay, Richard D. 2
Todd, John N., U. S.1
Tyler, John H.
Tongue, Dr. James, 2
Wade, Major Win.
Ward, J. D.
White, Mrs. Mary A. 1
White, Wm. A.
West, Arthur P.
White, Miss Harriet
Watson, J. W. B.
Williamson, Dr. Thos.
Winder, Chas. H. 3
Armistead, Gen. W. K.
Amouren, Miss Virginia
Aurora, Correspondent of
Bladen, A. D.
i. Barker, William, 2
Barker, Richard, 2
Beeson, Mrs. H. W.
Bailey, John P.
Bay ley, Miss Lucinda
Baker, Edward D.
Babbitt, Rev. Anozi
.Bogy, Levis V.
Cherry, Dr. Geo. W.
Connell, John, of Phbilad.
Castro, Henry, 2
Caldwell, Mrs. Jane S.
Cady, Mrs. Ansel C.
C rwine, R. M. 2
Cullum, G. W.
Calvert, George, 2
Dulany, Miss Elizabeth
Dashiell, T. B.
Denham, Mrs. David
h G. Davis, James
Davis, R. D.
Davis, Thomas E.
SA. Davis, Mr.
Davis, George D.
Eagle, Comr. Frederick
Ewing, George W.
Fryeis, Susan Bird
Fielding, Henry, 2
Ferguson, Mrs. Martha A.
e, 3 Gideon, Jacob P.
Hudlemire, Charles L.
Hopkins, John H.
Holland, J. C., U. S. N.
Holtzman, Wm. F.
AL. Ratcliff Hepkins, Lewis
Harris, Wm. A.
Hopkins, T. R.
Hopkins, Mrs. Sarah
Hurbet, Charles 0.
a Hardie, Robert
Horner, Robert E.
Jenkins, Miss Betsy
laherwood, Mrs. Martha
Jewell, Presley B.
Johnston, Mrs. Flora
Kennedy, Coin. E. P.
Kennedy, Mrs. H. H.
Lowery, James, 2
Lowry, Geo. W.
Lansdale, Mrs. Mary
Murray, James B.
Mason, Joseph S. P.
Moody, Mrs. Jane
mia Matthews, James, 2
th Mason, Dr. Daniel, 2
Magnus, Chris. Fred.
Martin, Dr. R. C.
MeArthur, Pd. Mid. Win. P. 2
McPherson, H. H.
er McClellan, Capt. John
McDuell, Miss Eliza B.
e M. McCarty, Col. A.
McCauley, Francis G., U. S. N.
Nicholas, Mrs. Adelaide F.
O'Brian, Mrs. Rose
Patterson, Gen. Samuel F.
Patterson, J. F.
Preston, Otis J.
Parrish, Mrs. Sarah
4. Pearson, Miss Eliza
Partridge, Capt. Alden
Powell, John A.
ret Potter, P. B.
Parsons, Jas. H.
Reynolds, W. W.
Riddle, John S.
Schcntzychy, Mrs. Jane
Shepherd, Dr. Joseph
Seawell, Capt. W. 2
Steward, Mrs. Mary
Steward, Comn. Charles
Southall, Peyton A.
Strother, Jas. F.
dent of Simmons, Augustus
Small wood, Mrs. Annm
Shaumburg, James W. 3
Simonds, Mrs. Mary, 2
Steward, Col. John M. 2
N. Tribune, Correspondent of
Thumlert, Jan. E.
Upshur, Littleton D.
Walker, Mrs. Rosa
Wallace, John T.
a. Washington, L. H.
Waring, Richard M.
Wilson, Lt. and Lt. Pease
Waters, John H.
2 Warren, Win. L. F.
Richard Richard S.
Vk The inland postage on all letters intended to go by ship
must be paid,jntherwise they remain in this office.
jan 15-3t WM. JONES, P. M.
HAMPAGNE WINE, ALMONDS, &C.-
40 baskets Champagne of the highly celebrated brands
"Due de Montebello" and "Prince de Joinville"
8 bales fresh Marseilles Almonds
10 casks new Rice
Just received and for sale by
F. & A. H. DODGE,
jan 15-3t Georgetown.
$3,294, nett $30,000.
VIRGINIA LOTTERY DRAWS
At Alexandria, Virginia.
50 prizes of $1,000-50 of $400-50 of $300,&o.
Tickets $10-Halves 05--Quarters 82 50.
Far sale by J. G. OREGORY & CO., Managers,
jai 14-A t lest door out of Gadsby's, Wsbliton,
NEW YORK, JANUARY 13.
We have a cold day again. The wind is chilly, and makes
one sad. It chills all hope, and blights one's cheerfulness.
Ice is making rapidly in the river, and every thing inilicates
an icy embargo.
No news from the East of the least moment All is quiet
in that quarter, all are happy, and the good-natured people of
New England bite their fingers at the genius of discord and
Meetings to precipitate the completion of the New York
and Erie Railroad are held nightly in the different wards of
the city, and the prospect of ultimate and triumphant success
is most promising and delightful.
Whilst I am writing, a large meeting is being held in the
Merchants' Exchange, to take steps to prevent the repeal of
the Bankrupt Law. Mr. JOHN J. MOaRAN, late collector, is
chairman. Strong resolutions will be adopted, and very great
zeal will be manifested. I cannot say how numerous the
meeting is, but it fills the whole of the vast rotundo of the
Merchants' Exchange. Meetings to adopt steps to repeal the
Bankrupt Law will be held to-night and to-morrow night.
The stock market to-day declined again, so far as Western
securities were concerned; New York fives declined 1 per
cent.; Delaware and Hudson opened at 90, and held for an
half hour, when it suddenly declined to 87. The closing sale
of 50 shares was at 85, sellers 30 days, being a decline of 41 a
5 per cent. Indiana improved 1, Illineis t,and Schenectady 1.
Sales This Day.
A CAR D.-The attention of the citizens generally Is respect-
fully requested to the sale of Cutglass, China, and Crock-
ery ware this evening, at the room corner of 41 street and Penn-
sylvania avenue. There will be sold this evening several fine
and excellent dinner and tea sets. Sale peremptory.
K. W. DYER & CO.
jan 15-It Auctioneers:
SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c.-
SOn Saturday morning, the 15th instant, at 11 o'clock A. M.
we shall sell, in front of our Auction Store, a very excellent lot
of household Furniture, some of which is nearly new, such as-
Hair-seat Sofa and Cane Chairs
Mahogany Sideboards, Dining and Breakfast Tables
Cut-glass, Crockery, and Teaware
Large lot Astral and Hanging Lamps
Mahogany Secretary, Portable Desks, and Fancy Boxes
High and Lowpost Bedsteads, Beds, &c.
Mahogany Bureaus, Basins, Washstands
Toilet Sets, Chamber Chairs
With a large lot of various other articles not deemed necessary
to be enumerated.
Terms at sale. ROBERT W. DYER & CO.
jan 14-2tif Auctioneers.
RATES AND STOVES.-Will be added to the sale
G of this morning, at 11 o'clock, a large lot of Grates and
Stoves, Franklin Stoves and others, from one of the public De-
partments. All of which will be positively sold for cash.
R. W. DYER & CO.
jan 15-It Auctioneers.
SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER.-Mr.
i WILLIAM YOUNG is authorized by me to receive sub-
scriptions and make collections for the Messenger in Washington
and Georgetown. The price of the Messenger is 85 per annum,
in advance. T. W. WHITE,
jan 16-Iwif Richmond, Va.
A TO LET.-A two story brick Dwelling in the rear
of Gadsby's Row. The house is in good repair. Also,
stabling for eight horses and two good coach houses.
Reference to JOHN GADSBY,
lan 15-3t President's square.
1_ FOR RENT, a comfortable new brick dwelling,
situated near the Patent Office, on H, between 7th and
8th streets. It is two stories and basement, and has a
pump of excellent water in the yard. To a good tenant the rent
will be low. jan 15-3tThF&Mif
RE OFFERED FOR SALE, two Brick Houses.
They are two stories high, substantially built, containing
each six good rooms and dry cellars, with a pump of excellent
water. They will be sold very low. Inquire of
SEMMES & MURRAY,
jan 15-2awtfif Pennsylvania avenue.
ORNAMENTAL CABINET FURNITURE, Ar-
chitectural Carvings and Patterns tor Iron Cast-
lugs, designed and executed by J. HARE OTTON, 82 South
5th street, Philadelphia, who is prepared to execute the various
styles of Architecture now in general use ; as also those of the
Egyptian, Gothic, Louis Quatorze, and Elizabcthian Schools,
from the best examples and authorities.
Patterns for Verandas, Gates, Railing, Candelabras, &c.
Reference unexceptionable.ti n j 5an15-3t
POTHECARIES' HALL MAGNIESIA.-This
Preparation has been for many years extensively used in
this city, and is much esteemed as one of the best forms of mag-
nesia. It has all the properties of Henry s celebrated prepara-
tion, at a much less price. It can always be had at GILMAN'S
(late Todd's) drug store.
BECKWITH'S PILLS.-A fresh supply of Beckwith's Anti-
Dyspeptic Pills thi doa ryreeed as -'. aJ.
SAL SODA.-A L.s-aut.tl'.,l arn.:le .,' Enoglish Sal Soda can be
had in bbls., half-bblb., and by the single pound, as above.
ORNSI CORNS COINS I-Mons. BERHARD,
Chiropodist, (from Paris,) politely announces his arrival from
Europe to the citizens and visitors of Washington, and will feel
obliged to those who will honor him with a call at Mrs. GORMAN'S,
opposite Brown's Hotel, and has the honor to inform the Public
that, by a new and peculiar method, he extirpates HARD AND
SOFT CORNS, BUNIONS, CALLOSITIES, &c. WITHOUT
Mona. B. does not attempt to offer a nostrum, requiring secrecy
or faith to ensure its efficacy, but confidently assures those who
may suffer from troublesome and painful Corns that they may
have the satisfaction of carrying away their tormentor, the Corn,
in their hands.
Mons. B. has been practising in the United States but a few
months, and in that short time he has received testimonials from
some of the most eminent gentlemen and others as tothe benefit
anJ comfort which they have received since their feet have been
attended to by him.
r Possessing a patent from their Majesties the Kings of the
French, of Sardinia, his Serene Highness the Prince of Nassau,
and Prince Swarichemberg, and the Grand Duke of Hesse Darm-
stadt; also from the principal nobility of London and Paris.
Mons. B. has practised his profession for several years in Ger-
many, France, and England, and has acquired much skill and
great praetihal experience-a fact attested by numerous certificates
from the most celebrated English, French, and German physi-
cians, as well as from several of the nobility and gentry of those
countries, delivered to him after four months' cure.
The operation will not occupy more than ten minutes, and the
reliefis Eo instantaneous that persons t6 us treated can immediate-
ly put on their shoes and walk without the least inconvenience.
Ladies and gentlemen will be waited upon at their residence, by
calling at Mrs. GOaMAe'S, opposite Brown's Hotel.
Principal office in New York, 6 Murray street.
ANEW GUIDE TO WASHINGTON, by G.
WATTARSTON, Esq.-The above work is just published,
with a frontispiece of the STATUE OF WASHINGTON by Green-
ougli, and contains every thing relating to the history of Washing-
ton, and its progress and improvements since its origin; a'so every
thing that is calculated both to instruct the citizen and stranger,
and is a perfect guide to all its objects of curiosity, and to every
thing else that a stranger would be desirous to make himself ac-
quainted with, while a sojourner in it, er a resident abroad. It
gives a true picture of Washington, though not a mere picture
book ; all its institutions, works of art, dc. are briefly but satis-
factorily described. It sketches its usages, customs, manners,
and religious and moral tone of its society; public buildings, lite-
rary, social, and other institutions; its location, the condition of
the legal and medical professions; its growth and character of
its resident population; gives an abstract of its municipal regula-
tions, civil and criminal courts; dties of the principal executive
officers of the General Government, of the committees of Cen-
gress, and a great variety of useful, local, and general informa-
tion which a resident as well as a stranger would be pleased to
possess. Among the descriptions of the societies which have been
niganized in Washington, are two at considerable length, and of
great interest; one, of the National Institution, and the other, of
the Society of Odd Fellows.
The work is printed in a neat and handsome style, of over 200
pages, and for sale at the bookstore of R. FARNHAM, corner of
11th street and Pennsylvania avenue. jan 15
YING E$TABLISHMEN T.-HIPPOLIT FROM,
Dyer, from Poland, respectfully informs the citizens of
Washington and its vicinity that he has removed in the neigh-
borhood of the Seven Buildings, opposite the residence of Mr.
Waters, where he is prepared to dye every description of Silks,
Merinoes, Mousselines de Lamnes, and Cotton Dresses any color
that may be wished.
Ladies' Dresses, Shawls, &c. gentlemen's Coats, Pantaloons,
and Vests cleaned or dyed in the neatest manner.
Straw Bnnnets dyed and pressed.
Umbrellas dyed or cleaned without taking the cover fsom the
Carpeting, Table Covers, and all sorts of woollen goods cleaned
in the neatest manner, and at the shortest notice
Gentlemen of taste and economy who may visit Washington,
and the citizens generally having regard to a good exterior ap-
pearance, should not fail to call and examine his samples of cloth
Having bad much experience in the business, he feels satisfied
that he can give general satisfaction, and respectfully solicits a
portion of public patronage.
jan 15-3t HIPPOLIT FROMM.
2 CENTS REWARD.-Ran away from the subseri-
2 ber, on the 31st ultimo, an indented apprentice to the
blacksmith business. He is a white boy, between thirteen and
fourteen years of age, named Strawn Olliff. Twenty-five cents
will be given for the delivery of the said apprentice.
T. L. BOGGFSS,
jan 15-3t corner of 10th street and Maryland av.
STATE ARMORY AND TOWN HALL LOTTERY
Class No. 13 draws this day.
I prize of $14,0100 1 prize of $1,7?14
1 do 5,000 20 do 1,0'0
1 do 3.000 50 do 260
1 do 2,000 60 do o200
&e. &c. &de.
Whole Tickets $5-Shares in proportion.
Lowest one-number prize 88.
For Tickets or Shares in the above splendid scheme apply to
WM.a KUi, Agent,
Magei'a OfQe, Pen&. av. near 41 s teet.
NAVY COMMIesoIM s OMFICo,
D scB mEt 18, 1841.
P ROPOSALS, sealed and endorsed, will be received at
This office until three o'clock P. M. of the 16th January,
1842, for manufacturing, furnishing, and delivering twenty-four
1,umdred Matureesses for the use of the Navy,- to be delivered as
800 at the Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts;
800 at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York; and
800 at the Navy Yard, Gosport, Virginia,
on or before the 1st of April, 1842.
The said Mattresses must be six feet in length, twenty-eight
inches wide, and made of theapurest imported curled horse hair of
the first quality. The ticking to be ef American manufacture of the
best quality-either of Amoskeag Ticking, or equal thereto; the
gross weight ofea.h of the said Mattresses to be eleven pounds,
or nine pounds of hair without the tick. The hair must be uniform
In quality, and perfectly clean in its raw state when imported.
Each Mattress is to have a cotton check cover of the best quality,
with tape strings at one end, so as to be taken off and replaced
The said Mattresses to be subject on delivery to such inspection
as the Commissioners of the Navy may authorize or direct, and
must be in all respects perfectly satisfactory to the commanders or
commanding officers of said navy yards, respectively.
Bonds, with two approved sureties in one-third the amount of
the respective contracts entered into, will be required, and ten per
centum, in addition, will be withheld from the amount of each pay-
ment to be made, as collateral security for the dae and faithful
performance thereof, which will not be paid until the contracts be
complied with. After deducting ten per centum, payment will be
made by the United States within thirty days after said Mattresses
are inspected and received, and bills for the same presented to the
respective Navy Agents at Boston, New York, and Norfolk, ap-
proved by the commanders or commanding officers of said yards,
respectively, according to the terms of the contracts.
All the said Mattresses must conform to, and be in quality
equal with, the samples deposited in the office of the Commis-
sioners of the Navy.
3rTobe published in the National Intelligencer, Madisonian,
Globe, and Army and Navy Chronicle, District of Columbia;
Boston Atlas and Boston Morning Post, Massachusetts; Express
and Commercial Advertiser, in New York; American Sentinel
and Pennsylvanian, in Pennsylvania; Baltimore Patriot and Hal-
timore American, in Maryland; and Norfolk and Portsmouth Her-
ald, in Virginia. dec 20--dtl5thJan
COtMISSAnT GENERAL'S OsfsOi,
PHILADELPHIA, Dxc. 17, 1841.
N OTICE.- Proposals will be received at the office of the
Commissary General of Purchases, in Philadelphia, to
furnish the following materials and articles for the United States
Army, for the year 1842, viz.
Blue Cloth, 6-4 wide, dyed in indigo and in the wool
Sky blue twilled Cloth, 6-4 wide
Unbleached Cotton Shirting, 7-8 wide
Bleached do do do
Flannel of cotton and wool, 7-8 wide
Canton Flannel, 8-4 wide
Unbleached Cotton Drilling, 3-4 and 7-8 wide
Bleached do 3-4 wide
Uniform Caps, for Dragoons, Artillery, and Infantry
Pompons, for Artillery and Infantry
Hair Plumes, for Dragoons
Bands and Tassels, do
Aiguillettes, Artillery and Infantry
Worsted Sashes do do and Dragoons
Shoulder Straps do do
Do do brass, for Dragoons
Epaulettes, Non-commissioned Staff, Artillery, and Infantry
Woollen half Stockings
Blankets, 64 feet long, 5 feet wide, weight 4 pounds
Metal Cap Equipments, for Dragoons, Artillery, and Infantry
Drums, complete with Sticks, Slings and Cases
Worsted Binding and Cord of all kinds
Wall Tents and Flies
Painting aned Strapping Knapsacks
Casks and Cooperage, for one year from 1st April next
(The quantity and number of these articles will be determined
The whole are to be of domestic manufactured materials. Pat-
terns of all the required Woollen and Cotton Cloths and articles
are deposited in the Commissary General's Office, in this city, fom
examination. Samples of the Woollen and Cotton Cloths will be
sent to any manufacturer on application to this office by mail, and
such information given as may be desired. The Bootees are to
be of eight sizes, and the Caps of five sizes. The sizes and pro-
portions of sizes will be stated in the contracts.
On the samples and patterns exhibited the contracts will be
founded and inspections made, and no article will be received
that is inferior in the material or workmanship to, or that does no
correspond in every respect with, the pattern on which a contract
The supplies are to be delivered at the United States Arsenal
near Philadelphia, for inspection, in equal monthly portions, and
the contracts are to be fulfilled on or before the 1st day of July
The proposals must be in writing, sealed, and endorsed "Pro
posals," and must reach the Office of the Commissary Genera
of Purchases on or before the 17th day of January, 1842. No
proposal will be received after 3 o'clock of that day.
Security will be required for the f.filmoen, >f contracts.
J. WASHINUrOI)N TYSON,
dec 2'--eotlanl 7 Commissary General of Purchases.
OWITT'S NEW WORK.-The Student's Life
.n Germany, by William Howitt, author of The Rural Lift
of England, Book of the Seasons, &c. from the unpublished MS
of Dr. Cornelius, containing nearly forty of the most famous stu
Think oft, ye brethren,
Think of the gladness of our youthful prime,
It cometh not again, that golden time.'
[ The Commer's Book.
Just published and for sale by
WM. M. MORRISON,
dec 17 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
L EVY'S STEEL PENS.-Just received from the
10 gross Levy's Falcon steel pens
10 do Broad Points
10 do Fine Ground
10 do Eagle
10 do School Pens
The above pens will be sold at about 50 per cent. lower than
the former prices.
Also, Penholders of every description, Slide, German silver,
&e. R. FARNHAM,
nov 24 corner 11th street and Penn. avenue.
OSTON MUSICAL INSTITUTE.-A COLLEC-
TION OF NEW CHURCH MUSIC, By T. Commi.-
9,000 copies of this work have been issued since its first publica-
tion in December last. It comprises a great variety of Psalm and
Hymn Tanes, Anthems, Chants, Sentences, and other set pieces,
original, and selected with great case from the mosteminente.om-
posers with a knowledge of English, German, French, and Itali-
an Music ; the whole intended for Congregational and the Church
Service, with an accompaniment adapted to the Organ and Piano
Porte, by the Organist of the King's Chapel, and Director to the
Boston Musical Institute.
NOTICc OF THE wORK.
We are satisfied that this is the best work ever published in
this country, and such is the tone of feeling which generally per-
vades the boot, that we feel confident that all who desire im-
provement will introduce it into the Choirs immediately.-Bos.
This work will no doubt receive the approbation of our sacred
singing community, by being made use of as a standard work.-
Old Colony Memorial, Plymmuth.
We have not found one tune which might be called indifferent.
[Musical Visiter, Boston.
The Musical Institute's Collection, we expect, will be the most
popular on account of the prevailing sweetness of its melodies,
and of its flattering the popular taste, by admitting many tunes by
our own elder composers -M esical Magazine.
NOTICE.-Teachers, Choristers, and all other persons inter-
ested in Music, are invited to cell and examine the work for
themselves. R. FARNHAM,
nov I corner of 11th street and Penn. avenue.
IHITCHCOCK'S GEOLOGY OF MASSACHU-
.'SETTS.-Final Report ofthe Geology of Massachusetts, 2
vols. quarto, the first containing Economical Geology and Scenogra
phical Geology; the second containing Scientific Geology and Ele-
mentary Geology, with an appended Catalogue of the specimens
of Rocks and Minerals in the State collection. By Edward Hitch-
cock, LL. D. Professor of Chemistry and Natural History in
Amherst College, Geologist to the State of Massachusetts, &c.
Just published, and for sale at MORRISON'S, 4 doors west of
Brown's Hotel. dec 13
N EW WORKS.-Memoir and Poems of Lucretia David-
son, collected and arranged by her mother, with a biogra-
phby by Miss Sedgwick, 1 volume. Confession, or the Blind
Heart, by the author of Guy Rivers, Kinsmen, &a. The October
number of the North American Review.
Just received hy F. TAYLOR.
I ISCELLANIES 01F LITERATURE, in 3 vols.
S by D'lsracli, author of Curiosities of Literature. Just
published, are this day received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
ROFESIOR SMYTHI'S LECTURES ON MO-
DERN HISTORY, edited by Jared Sparks,
completed in two volumes, reprinted from the five volumes of the
author, Professor of Modern History in the University of Cam-
bridge, England, this day received from Boston. For sale by
dee 29 F. TAYLOR.
KINNE'S LAW COMPENDIUM, complete in two
volumes, arranged alphabetically, in the form ofquestions
and answers on all legal subjects, with references to the most ap-
proved authorities, by the author of Kinne's Kent and Kinne's
Blackstone. Just completed and this day received for sale by
dee 11 F. TAYLOR.
"Two volumes which: for value of contents, comprehensiveness
of detail, and usefulness of information, are superior to any simi-
lar wonrlk ,marican or Porsi A ni_ now extant.
B4,LL & CHOMMELIN,
Attorneys at Law and Sullcltiura In Lhalncery,
Will promptly attend to the security and collection of all claims
entrusted to their care.
3jr Letters on business must be post paid.
fIIFTS FOR THE SEASON, or Christmas and
New Year Presents.-The following beautiful Books
are adapted particularly for the Holidays, and are for sale at the
Bookstore ofR. FARNHAM, corner of Eleventh street, Pennsyl-
POETS OF AMERICA, a Gift for 1842, vol.2 of the series.
Rich in style, and most beautifully illustrated by 36 original de-
signs, executed on steel, and highly finished, and is in all respects
worthy a place in every library.
THE GIFT, a Christmas and New Year's Present for 1842,
embellished with eight superb engravings, and magnificently
bound in calfextra.
THE GEM, a Christmas and New Year's Present for 1842,
elegantly bound, with 7 fine steel engravings.
THE TOKEN, or Atlantic Souvenir, very much improved, with
splendid engravings, elegantly printed and bound.
THE ROSE, or Affection's Gift for 1842; with ten beautiful
plates, and one of the most attractive gift books for the season.
THE LONDON FORGET-ME-NOT, elegantly bound in
Turkey morocco, with 11 splendid engravings.
THE LONDON FRIENDSHIP'S OFFERING, elegantly
bound and gilt, with embellishments.
THE DAHLIA, or Memorial of Affection, for 1842, with plates,
bound in Turkey morocco.
BOOKS FOR THE YOUNG.
The YOUTH'S KEEPSAKE, beautiful, and adapted in style
to the ages often and fourteen.
The ANNUALETTE, a very pretty gift for 1842, designed for
children from seven to ten years of age.
The CHILD'S GEM, a new volume for little folks, and affec-
tionately dedicated to them ; the engravings are numerous and
The LITTLE FORGET-ME-NOT, a Gift far all seasons. This
little volume contains a choice collection of stories, narrated in a
familiar style, and admirably designed to please children, and at
the same time impress their minds and morals.
MINIATURE CLASSICAL LIBRARY.
Great pains have been bestowed in the selection of this unique
Library, and comprises the best works of our venerated authors,
published in an elegant form, with a beautiful frontispiece, taste-
fully ornamented. 1. Token of Friendship. 2. Token ofAffec-
lion. 3. Token of Remembrance. 4. Pure Gold from the Riv-
ers of Wisdom. 5. Goldsmith's Essays. 6. The Vicar of Wake-
field. 7. Elizabeth, or the Exiles of Siberia. 8. Paul and
TALES FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN.
The greatest care is taken in selecting the works of which the
collection is composed, so that nothing mediocre in talent or im-
moral in tendency ie admitted. Each volume is printed on the
finest paper, and illustrated with an elegant frontispiece.
1. Who shall be Greatest. 2. Sowing and Reaping. 3. Strive
and Thrive. 4. Hope on, Hope Ever. A. The Looking Glass
for the Mind. 6. The Settlers at Home. 7. Early Friendships.
8. Family Secrets. Also, Somerville Hall; Useful Stories; Beau-
ties of Waverley Novels; Autumn and Winter; Cousin Lucy's
Conversations; De Stories; Aunt Mary's Library; Basket of
Flowers; Picture ric,,,,v Book; Florence Arnotte; Parley's
Farewell; The Roll. It..k-, Daughter's Own Book; Selections
from Fenelon; Everybody's Book; Hume; Jane Brush; Philip
and his Garden; Peep of Day; True Love's Tales; Teacher's
Gift; Robinson Crusoe, gilt; Facts not Fables; Original Poems;
Useful Little Stories ; Merchant's Daughter; Blind Alice, &c.
S 'O CLA.IMANTS.-FRANCIS A. DICKINS continues
to undertake the agency of claims before Congress and
other branches of the Government, including commissioners
under treaties, and the various public offices. He will attend to
pre-emption and other laud claims, the procuring of patents for
public lands, and the confirmation by Congress of grants and
claims to lands; claims for property lost in or taken for the service
of the United States ; property destroyed by the Indians, or
while in the possession of the United States; invalid, revolu-
tionary, navy, widows', and half-pay pensions; claims for Revo-
lutionary services, whether for commutation, half-pay, or bounty
lands, as well those against the State of Virginia as the United
States; all claims growing out of contracts within the Government,
or damages sustained in consequence of the action or conduct of
the Government; and, indeed, any business before Congress or
the public offices which may require the aid of an agent or at-
Storney. His charges will be moderate, and depending upon the
amount of the claim and the extent of the service.
lie is also agent for the American Life Insurance and Trust
Company, which has a capital of two millions of dollars paid in.
In the prosecution of claims :,!air,., Mexico, under the late
SConvention, Mr. F. A. Dickins nil ilI,. Hon. C. P. Van Ness,
d late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the
SUnited States in Spain, are associated; and any claim sent to
Either of them will receive their united and prompt attention.
Mr. F. A. Dickins is known tojnost of those who have been in
SCongress within the last few years, or who have occupied any
I public station at Washington.
t His office Is on Pennsylvania avenue, between Fuller's Hotel
t and the Treasury Department, and his residence is on 13th street,
between Pennsylvania avenue and F street.
All letters mast be post paid. dec 14-dly
Si DOLLARS REWARD.-Ranawayfrom herowner
`5 in this city, on Thursday, the twelfth of the present
month, negro Woman LAURA. Said negro woman is about the
I medium size, 19 years of age, of a light black complexion, low
Forehead, small eyes, round face, small breasts, and has remark-
ably large feet and ankles: she also lisps a little, particularly
when embarrassed byquestions. She is an accomplished housemaid
and seamstress, and will probably cI. i, :-- I-r i- E m, and endea-
vorto get employment in thatline. t-!'i hI ..n ,-i,, Georgetown
belonging to Mr. Honry Mat.hews, and another relation living
of with Mr. Berry of that place. She also has many acquaintances
e in Washington.
The above reward will be givenfor her apprehension wherever
taken, if delivered to the subscriber in Washington.
T. C. WILSON,
aug 25-dtf Constable.
T lIIE STENOGRAPHER, or Self Instructor in
the Art of Short Hand, by Charles O'Counsell ; containing
four plates, with rules and instructions, whereby any person may
acquire the mode of taking down trials, orations, lectures, ser-
mons, debates, speeches, &c., and be competent by a little expe-
rience to practice the same. R. FARNHAM,
sep 3 Between 9th and 10th sts. Penn. Av.
JUST PUBLISHED, and to be had at the subscriber's,
a pamphlet of 67 pages, entitled Charges Preferred against
Don Joaquin Velasquez de Leon and Don Pedro Fernandez de-
Castillo, members of the Board of Commissioners under the Con-
vention of April 11, 1839, on the part of the Republic of Mexico,
addressed to the President of the United States by Orazio do At-
ellis Sant-Angelo, a citizen of the United States, with twenty-
hree documents." R. FARNHAM.
TIHE AMERICAN POCKET-BOOK for 1842,
Containing a complete system of Portable Book-keeping,
arranged for the day, week, month, quarter, and year ; together
with an ample Diary and Almanac, and valuable and extensive
Tables of Reference concerning the Government, Congress,
Army, Navy, Judiciary, Foreign Ministers, Census, Commerce,
Manufactures, Agriculture, Money, Steam, &e. of the United
States; with much important statistical information relative to
foreign countries : containing, also, a Chronology, and a variety
of important Statistical Tables of Reference, useful and conve-
nient to the politician, philosopher, and man of business, &c.;
also, blank pages, ruled and dated ahead for every day through-
out the coming year, for prospective memoranda: the whole ar-
anged in a small portable pocket-book form. Prica $1.
nov 29 F. TAYLOR.
D UPUYTREN'S POMADE, for preventing the hair
from falling out. The preparation of the celebrated Du-
puytren ihas been fr some time extensively used in Paris, where
it is regularly prescribed by the Faculty. In most cases of dis-
eased hair it may be used with safety and success. By its use
many, prematurely bald, have had the satisfaction of regaining
their lost hair, and in cases where the hair was falling, vigor and
strength have been imparted, and the progress of the disease ar-
It should be well rubbed into the roots of the hair, and applied
every night till the desired effect is produced.
A fresh supply ef this invaluable article can be had at GIL
MAN'S (late Todd's) Drug Store. jan 4
N EW BOOKS.-The Madison Papers, Glory and Shame
of England, Prescott's Ferdinand and Isabella, Paris edition;
Hallam's Literature, Stephens's Travels, Mrs. Rives' Book, Sla-
very as it is in the United States, Gurlev's Mission to Eagland,
Memnoirs of Madame Lafuarge, American Almanac for 1842. All
of the last Novels, and many Juveniles.
Just received by WM. M. MORRISON,
dec 13 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
L ONDON ANNUALS FOR 1812.-Heath's Book
L ofBeauty, thirteen splendid portraits. Heath's Picturesque
Annual, with many engravings. Paris, by Mrs. Gore, twenty-one
highly finished engravings. Keepsake, twenty .Ix steel and
acrographic plates. Book of the Boudoir. BH. ii, Historical
Annual. Friendship's Offering. Forget me not. Drawing-
Room Scrap Book, beautiful; and all of the American Annuals for
1842. WM. M. MORRISON,
nov 19 4 doomt west of Brown's Hotel.
ELEGANT BOOKS FOR PRESENTS.-Student's Life
S of Germany; Rural Sketches, by Thomas Miller; Modern
English Poets; Rural Life of England; Howitt's Book of the
Seasons, and many others.
Just published, and for sale by
WM. M. MORRISON,
dec 17 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
D EMOCRACY, by George Sidney Camp, I vol. price 50
"A new science of politics is indispensable to a new world."
This day received and for sale hy F. TAYLOR.
Also, HISTORY OF MICHIGAN, from its earliest coloniza-
tion to the present time, by James H. Lanman, 1 vol. 50 cents.
SCANDINAVIA, Ancient and Modern, by A. Crichton, L. L.
D., and Henry Wheaton, L. L. D., late American Charge
d'Affaires at Copenhagen, 2 vols., price $1, with a map and 12
engravings illustrating the mythology, government, laws, man-
ners, and institutions of the early Scandinavians, and of the pre-
sent state of society, religion, literature, arts, and commerce of
Ienmark, Sweden, and Norway. nov 29
...., w ................... s.., n.... an......._0iDO LARS KEW ALAtI).-HRan away Liom the sub-
"It will be f.und a powerful auxiliary to the LawStudent, of scbr on he 14th instant a negro way oman the subd
great srvice.ohe gentleman of the Bares a ready and trust- KITTY and her eon NED. Kitty isa tolerably likely young wo-
worthy reference, and of much aid to the community in solving KITTYan d24 or 25 years oD a.K ty a oleraby lkl5onhsgt
the legally settled and acknowledged customs and usages. The da b omt 24 or ;5year of age, about t feet 4 or 5 inches high,
counting-room will be wanting in an essential requisite that does dark complexion; i her clothing an old striped cotton and yarn
ntcontin- wil ewceenti i swork.-enw York Jothraal oe frock, old shoes, and stockings newly footed with green and white
not contain this most excellent work."- e York Journal o yarn; she has other clothing, and may change her dress. Ned
Gaanmerce 23d November, 1841. is a likely, well-grown boy, 8 years old, dark complexion, has
N IEW WRITING INK.-This day received a lot of a scar on the back part of one of his ears from the cut of a knife ;
Writing Ink, manufactured expressly for the advertiser his clothing old cotton and yarn jacket and pantaloons, with two
by a skilful practical chemist at the North under directions to or three large patches on the pantaloons, old shoes and stockings,
produce the beat article that money can bring, without limitation and an old cap. I will give $20 for Kitty and $10 for Ned, ifta-
as to cost. Public officers and others are invited to make trial of ken in Prince G...rue's or Chirle- county, or in the District of
it, the advertiser believing himself to have attained a very mate- Columlbn, and brought, Ih-me mo the subscriber, near Pis:,'m .,'
rial improvement in quality, attended with only a small advance Prince Geo.irge's rounT, M rylan.l, or secured in jiml s ihal' I
In price, which will appear trifling, when the importance and may pet them gain, and 850 for ihe two, or in the same propor-
coinmfortofa superior Ink is considered, in connexion with the tion for either, If taken elsewhere. These servants Were pur-
vary small quantity consumed yearly by any one Individual. It chased at the sale of the estate of the late Joseph N. Burch, and
is cuamad by the meier lo be the best ink in the United States. may be making off for one of the free States.
de, l or, TAYLOR1 LPopn,.Tveue, doe 30-lim JAMES C, DYER,
0"- UNSTON HALL FOR SALE.-Pursuant to a de-
S cree of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery
of Fairfax County, Va., pronounced at the last October term of
said Court, in the case of Geo. Mason, of Hollin Hall, against
Eleanor A. C. Mason, &c., the commissioners named in said
decree will, on the 9th day of February, 1842, at the tavern of
Samuel Catts, in the county of Fairfax, and near Alexandria, D. C.,
sell at public auction to the highest bidder that portion of the
Gunston estate not allotted to Mrs. E. A. C. Mason asdower, being
about 110 acres, lying at the southwest corner of said estate, and
immediately on the Potomac river. A portion of this tract is a
pooesin, but can be reclaimed, and would then be very valuable.
And at the same time and place willbe sold to the highest bidder
the reversionary interest of the heirs at law of George Mason,
deceased, in that portion of the said Gunston estate allotted to Mrs.
E. A. C. Mason. This is a fee simple estate in 1,000 acres of
land, subject to the life estate (dower) of Mrs. E. A. C. Mason.
This tract binds on the bay, formed by Accomack and Pohick
creeks, and includes two fine fisheries, Gunston and the Barn
Landing. Four or five hundred acres of this tract are in wood,
the greater portion of the residue is arable land, and of a fine
quality; the buildings are excellent. Persons wishing to vest
money in property ofthis kind will do well to examine the Gun-
ston estate, the residence of the late George Mason.
TERMS.-The tract of 110 acres for cash; the tract of 1,000 on
a credit of one and two years, without interest, the purchaser
giving bond and good security for the payment of the purchase
money. Persons desiring any information in relation to the above
property'ean apply to THOMAS J. MURRAY, Fairfax Court Houss,
Virginia. THE COMMISSIONERS.
jaEORGETOWN CORPORATION TAX SALE.
A Ou Tuesday, the first day of February, 1842, 1 will sell
at the office of the Clerk of the Georgetown Corporation, at pub-
lic auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, the following real es-
tate lying within the corporate limits of said town, and assessed
to thie heirs of Charles Hartman, for the taxes due thereon to said
Corporation, to wit: .
The south part of Lot No. 12, with 25 feet front, of the north
part of Lot 13, in Deakin's, Lee, and Cazenove's addition to
Georgetown; the whole fronting 35 feet 6 inches on the east
side of Green street, with a brick stable improvement, and va-
luesl, as per assessment of 1840, at 8250, and will be sold for a
tax due thereon, of. 45 cents per front foot, by virtue of an ordi-
nance entitled "IAn ordinance providing for the paving of the
side-walks of Green street, between Gay street on the north, and
the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on the south, approved May 22,
1841," at 45 cents per front foot, $15 97' .
Also, at the same time and place, and in the same manner,and
on the same terms, I will sell the following real estate, assessed
in the came of William Mackay's heirs, situate within the corpo-
rate limits of Georgetown, and will be sold for the taxes due
thereon to said Corporation, to wit:
Part of Lot 92, Beail's addition, fronting 30 feet on Beall street,
and valued as per assessment of 1840, at $400, and will be sold
for the tax of 1840, at 51 cents per the $100, 82 04.
Add tax on same part of Lot for tihe year 1841, at 60 cents per
the $100, $2 40.
Also, part of Lot 93, Beall's addition, on which is an old house,
fronting 25 feet on Boall street, valued as per assessment of 1840,
at $450, at 51 cents per the $100, 82 294.
Add tax on same part of Lot for 1841, at 60 cents per the $100,
Also, part ofLot213, Beall's addition, fronting 30 feet on West
street, valued as per assessment of 1840, at $150, and will be sold
for the tax of 1840, at 51 cents per the $100, 761 cents.
Add tax on same part of Lot for 1841, at 60 cents per the $100,
90 cents. WILLIAM JEWELL,
Collector of Corporation for the years 1840 and 1841.
0-1UR LEY'S MISSION TO ENGLAND, in behalf
t of the American Colonization Society. Just published by
WM. M. MORRISON,
dec 13 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
CHALLENGEE BLACKING.-W. FISCHER is the
v sole agent for the District for Mason's unequalled and inim-
itable Blacking. Storekeepers and others furnished at the facto-
ry prices, aug 18
ULED LETTER AND CAP PAPER.-W
FISCHER has just received two cases of Butler's super-
fine blue Letter Paper; also, white and blue Letter and Cap Pa-
per, ruled, of different qualities, from 82 50 to $6 per ream,
amongst which are a few reams feint and red lined, for accounts.
HRISTMAS PRESENTS.-A great variety of beauti-
ful articles suitable for Christmas presents to be had at Sta-
tioners' Hall, amongst which are ladies' elegant work-boxes, fur-
nished and unfurnished, dressing and travelling cases, toilet boxes,
writing desks, embossed albums and port folios with locks, card
cases, of pearl, ivory, and shell, gold pencil cases, perfumery, &c.
with many other articles too numerous to particularize.
dec 24 W. FISCHER.
EPORTS of tlhe Secretaries of the Treasury since
1790 up to the present time, on Currency, Finance, Pub-
lic Credit, iMint, Bank, Manufactures, Removal of the Deposites,
thie Deposito Banks, Public Moneys, &c. &c. 3 vols. just pub-
dee 6 P. TAYLOR.
C OOKERY.-Directions for Cookery in its various branch-
es, by Miss Leslie. Thirteenth edition.
The House Book ; or a Manual of Domestic Economy, for town
and country, by Miss Leslie.
The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register, being
receipts for the cooking of every kind of meat, fish, and fowl, and
making every sort of soup, gravy, pastry, preserves, and essences,
with a complete system of confectionary; tables for marketing; a
book of carving; and Miss Leslie's Seventy-five Receipts for
pastry, cakes, and sweetmeats. By a Boston Housekeeper. A
The Virginia Housewife, or Methodical Cook. By Mrs. Mary
Randolph. A nrew edition.
The American Frugal Housewife, dedicated to those who are
not ashamed of economy. By Mrs. Child. Twentieth edition.
For sale at the Bookstoore of R. FARNHAM, Vorner of 11th street
nil Pennsylvania avenue, dec 6
I HIS IS 1TO GiVE NOT'ICE that the subscriber has
T obtained from the Orplhan's Court of Washington county,
in the District of Columbia, letters of administration on the per-
sonal estate of John Forsyth, late of the State of Georgia, deceas-
ed. All persons having claims against the deceased are hereby
warned to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof to the sub-
scriber on or before the 8th day of December next; they may other-
wise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Given
under my hand this 8th day of December, 1841.
dec 9-w3w R. S. CHEW, Admin.
r HE PROGRESS OF DEMOCRACY, by Alexan-
der Dumas, illustrated in the history of 3aul and France,
1 volume, translated by an American, just published and this day
received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
HARLES O'MAILEY COMPLUETE.-Cheap
edition, Just published and for sale at MORRISON'S Book-
store. ded 29
N EWYEAR'S PRESENTS AT MORRISON'S
iL% BOOKSTORE.-American Annuals, London do., the
Rose, the Violet, the Gift, the Token, Historical Annuals, the
Mignonette, first volume of the Pictorial Napoleon with 800 il-
lustrations, 20 original portraits by Granville, Pictorial Robinson
Crusoe 300 engravings, the Vicar of Wakefield with 200 illus-
trations, Gems from Travellers 100 engravings, Paul and Virginia,
Goldsmith's Essays, Vicar of Wakefield, Rasselas, Elizabeth,
Token of Affection, Token of Friendship, Token of Remem-
brance, Pure Gold from the Rivers of Wisdom, Appleton's Minia-
ture Library, Evenings with thle Chroniclers, the Poplar Grove,
Early Friendships, the Two Defaulters, Masterman Ready, the
Peasant and Prince, the Settlers at Home, Who Shall be Great-
est, Sowing and Reaping, Strive and Thrive, Hope on Hope ever,
Lookingglass for the Mind, Dining Out, Confessions of a Maniac,
Somerville Hall, Rising Tide, Norway and the Norwegians,
Which is tihe Wiser, a Gift from Fairy Land with 100 plates by
Chapman, Past Days, Spring and Summier, Autumn and Winter,
Young Naturalist's Journey, Old Oak Tree, Arabian Nights,
Tales of Travellers, Tales about Instinct, Christmas Bells, Wils
ou Sacra Privata, Heart's Ease, Thoughts in Past Years, Sutton
on the Sacrament, Early English Church, Patrick on Prayer,
Child's Fairy Library, Tale of a Tub, Peep of Day, Goldsmith
and Gray's Poems, Howitt's Book of the Seasons, Sketches from
a Student's Window, the London Juveniles, Philosophy of His-
tory, Howitt's Student's Life in Germany, Gems of Modern Poet',
the Lady's Closet Library, Rural Life in England, Mrs. Rives'
Book, Smollett's Works, Byron's Works, Fielding's Works, and
a great many others too numerous to mention, are ready at
dec 31 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
Circuit Court of the District of Clumibia for the
County of Washlngton.-In Chancery.
Farmers and Mechanics'Bank of Georgetown.
The heirs and widow of George French.
O RDER ED this 24th day of December, 1841, that the sale
f made by Robert Bowie, the trustee in this cause, and re-
ported in his supplemental report, be ratified and confirmed, un-
less cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 4th Mon-
day of March next: Provided, That a copy of this order be pub-
lished in the National Intelligenceronce a week for three succes-
sive weeks, commencing not later than the 1st day of February
next. The report states the amount of sales to be $2,188.
By order of the Court. Test:
dec 28-w3t W. BRENT, Clerk.
NEGROES WANTED.-Cash and the highest market
prices will be paid for any number of likely young negroes
of bothsexes,(families and mechanics included.) Allcommuni-
cations addressed to me at the old establishment of Armfield,
Franklin & Co., west end of Duke street, Alexandria, D. C.,
will meet with prompt attention.
july 26-2awcp&lawdptf GEORGE KEPHART.
EPORT to the New York Legislature in favor of abolish-
] ing Punishment of Death by law; by John L. O'Sullivan,
Member cf Assembly. Chancellor Kent's Course of Reading,
drawn up for the use of the members of the Mercantile Library
Association ; price 37 cents. Just received for sale by
j n 5 F. TAYLOR.
I INIATURE ENGLISH EDITIONS, richly
i bound and embellished, of Milton, 2 vols. Cowper, 2 vols.
Young's Night Thoughts, 2 vols. Thompson's Seasons, 2 vols.
Bacon's Essays, Coleridge's Poems, Goldsmith's E&says, Scott's
Ballads, Walton & Cotton's Complete Angler, Scott's Marmion,
Scott's Lady of the Lake, Scott's Lay of the'Last Minstrel, Lewis's
Tales ofWonder, Charles Larmb's Rosamund Gray, Gems of Wit
and Humor, Falconer's Shipwreck, Gregory's Father's Legacy,
Gems from Shakspeare, Mason on Self Knowledge, Burns,
Campbell, Hemans, Miss Landon, Pollok, Fenelon, Pope, Irving,
Akenside, Channing's Essays, Lamb's Tales from Shakspeare,
Lalla Rookh, Moore's Melodies, Bishop Heber, Sterne, Gold-
smith's Essays, Goldsmith's Poems, Gray's Pooei,.. lj1 r..,. lk-
spears, and many other popular authors, English Bibles, &e. &c.
All beautiful packet editions, in rich London binding. Lately im-
ported, and for sale by
dec 22 PF. TAYLOR.
Orphans' Court, January 7, 1841.
Districet of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
O RDERED, on application, that letters of administration
on the personal estate of John Clarke, late of Washington
county, deceased, be granted to Jackson Leokey, unless cause
to the contrary be shown on or before the twenty-eighth day of
January next: Provided, a copy of this order be published in
the National latelligencer once a week for three successive weeks
previous to said twenty-eighth day of January next.
Testl ED. N. ROACH,
Jea S-wit Register of Wills,
FRANKLIN I1sSIAecz OSO'tcs, Nov. 10, 1541.
T HE FRANKLIN INSURANCE COMPANY
Sof Washington city continue to insure Houses, Household
Furniture, and Merchandise, &c. against the loss by fire, in and
out of this city, on as reasonable terms as any other Insurance
Company of good standing. Applications will be received at their
office or by any of the Directors of the Company, and all neces-
sary information given. The Board of Directors consist of the
James C. Hall, John P. Ingle,
James McGlery, Win. Elder,
Win. A. Bradley, Matthew Wright,
Joe. H. Bradley, John Boyle,
Nicholas Callan, P. G. Howle.
Win. J. McDonald, G. C. GRAMMER, President.
WILLIAM STSTTINIUS, Secretary.
rr Office 8suth side of Pennsylvania avenue, next to Mrs.
Kennedy's Boarding House. jan 13-2aw6w
TO THE CREDITORS O THE MISSISSIPPI
W HEREAS the Mississippi Union Bank has made an as-
T signment ofall its property and effects tothe undersigned
trustees, for the benefit ofits creditors generally, which deed bears
date the 29th of October, 1841, and was recorded in the properoffice
in the county of Hinds, and State of Mississippi, on the 30th of Oc-
tober, 1841; and whereas it is provided in said deed ofassignment
that all creditors of said bank, who shall file their claim or claims
within eight months from the registration of said deed with the
said trustees, shall be considered as preferred creditors, (except
as in said deed provided, to wit, a fund sufficient to pay the ne-
cessary expenses of carrying into effect said assignment,) and as
relinquishing all claim for more than seven per cent. interest on
thio debt or claim so filed, from and after the registration of said
deed in the said county of Hinds-that is, the principal and all
the interest at the rate allowed by the charter due on the claim
so filed, shall be added together, and a certificate be issued for the
whole amount, which certificate shall state an its face thatit bears
interest at thIe rate of seven per cent. per annum from the time
said deed is registered as aforesaid ; and whereas it is made the
duty of the undersigned trustees, by publication, &o. to notify
the creditors of said bank of the above provisions; therefore, all
the creditors of said Mississippi Union Bank are hereby notified
to file their claim or claims with the undersigned trustees, within
eight months from the date of the registration of said deed of as-
signment in said county of Hinds, if they intend to enjoy the ad-
vantages allowed to preferred creditors, or to such who file their
claim or claims in accordance with the provisions of said deed of
assignment. JAMES ELLIOT,
CHARLES W. CLIFFTON,
Jackson, (Miss.) Nov. 3, 1841. nov 23-w4m
MERICAN CROWN WINDOW GLASS, manu-
factured in the village of Redford, county of Clinton, and
State of New York.
To the Redford Crown Glass has been awarded the first pre-
mium at the American Institute, in the city of New York, for five
successive years, and has received a gold medal in commendation
ofits superior merits. This glass is made from white flint sand,
obtained in the vicinity of the works, and is the only Crown glass
made from that species of sand. It is capable of standing every
change of climate, nor will it lose its lustre by age.
The Redford and Saranac Crown Window Glass are distin-
guishoed from ordinary glass by the uncommon evenness and beau-
ty of surface, the superior transparency and lightness of color, the
great thickness, and general excellence of the materials which
compose them. The surface not being polished after being blown
retains the enamel brilliancy and hardness, and is not subject to
the objection so often applied to plate glass ofbeing easily defaced
and permanently bedimmed by dust: being made of extra thick-
ness it will, withoutinjury,'Muiu;u., I r; .. l ,,m,. ;r,.l:,lI,,;l ,i r.i ii.ji,
of cannon, &c.; its use in the h.-I .ll I. i n. r t '.nhn,.' t, a-
dependent of its adding so much to thie beautiful appearance of
Specimens of this deservedly popular glass maybe seen in the
New York Exchange and Custom-house, Howard Hotel, Bron-
son's Buildings, Broadway, Centre Market, and a great number
of private residences and stores in various parts of the city; also in
the Exchange and Custom-mouse, Boston, Girard College, Phila-
delphia, Exchange Hotel, Baltimore, in the public buildings at
Washington city, the Capitol at Raleigh, North Carolina, and in
very many both public and private edifices throughout the United
States. It has been used in a great number of steamboats and
railroad cars, and given entire satisfaction. It is believed that the
above will suffice to prove that this glass stands pre-eminent, and
that it deservedly merits the approbation of builders and consum-
ers of glass.
The Saranac Crown Glass is most used in stores and buildings
ofthe second order, green houses, d&c. where strength antd clear-
ness are particularly desired, and will range aSout thirty-three
and a third | er cent. cheaper than Redford.
The double thickness is always used for light-houses, and is ta-
ken by the true economist for sky-lights, steamboats, ships' cabin
Ground glass, for sky-lights, churches, and artists windows, fur-
nished to any pattern or size.
The glass is carefully packed in stout boxe-, and nailed and so-
cured so as to be transported with safety to any part of the United
For the more complete satisfaction of persons at a distance who
may not have an opportunity to examine this beautiful article, these
following testimonials are respectfully offered for consideration:
Extract from the report of the committee at the American Insti-
tute, October, 1837
"For richness of lustre and brilliancy of surface, as well as
thickness and strength, the Redford Crown Glass is the most
beautiful article of the kind that has ever fallen under our notice,
either of domestic or foreign production, and it affords a proud
specimen of the skill and enterprise of American manufacturers."
The following gentlemen, architects, have permitted us to use
their names in commendation of the above glass:
Robert Mills, architect public buildings, Washington.
Thomas U. Walter, architect Girard's College, Philadelphia.
Isaiah Rogers, architect, New York.
Ithiel Town, do do
Calvin Pollard, do do
Gamaliel King, do do
Thomas, Thomas, do do
The subscribers have spared no pains to make this one of the
best establishments in the United States. Orders from any par
of the United States fuor any sizes, 6 by 4 to 30 by 18, Redford or
Saranac, for dwelling houses, churches, stores, light-houses
green-houses, sky-lights, &c. addressed to them, or CHARLES
GOrP, agent, Now Yark, or to any of their selling agents, will be
executed with care and prompt attention.
LANE, CORNING, & SUYDAM,
sept 23-wem Troy, New York.
tOR SAIU.-T'rhe subscriber having removed to Tallahas-
see, Florida, offers for sale his dwelling house in Aldie,
1-i.. n,,V Virginia, with its appurtenmances, nowoccupied by
i-i,,, K I1i, Esq., and about 1300 acres of land adjoining or
r it. Of those lands 330 acres lie in and adjacentto Aldio and
e more than 80 acres in wood.
'he dwelling house contains fourteen rooms, is of brick, and has
porticos, one 40 feet in length. The out-houses comprehend
Ureen house well stocked with tropical fruits and other exotics,
h rooms for servants in the rear. A stable, carriage-house,
ry, meat house, wash and bathing house, and large shelters for
tle. A brick wallaseven feet high separates for a considerable
tance the pleasure grounds and garden from the main street of
lie, and the passage through it is by three cut stone arched
sways surmounted by a brick cornice resting upon and flanked
two porter's lodges.
Of the other lands, comprelmending near 1,000 acres, a large por-
in of what is cleared has been in grass for several years, with a
w to the conversion of the entire estate into a dairy and grazing
m, for which, being well wooded and watered, it is well adapted.
'he grounds near the house are covered with a great variety of
tive and imported trees, and besides a spacious fish pond, a clsa-
rn, stocked with gold and silver fish, collect an abundant sup-
of excellent water from the neighboring mountain, whence it
a been conducted by pipes under ground for many years.
rhe tt1'. ..r.f Alio is situated 34 miles from Alexandria, and
from \.i... i.. on the Turnpike leading from both to Win-
ister and Parkersburg in Virginia, and lines of dln-. d ;!-,'
as through it, so that the traveller who leaves New I .lrk i 9 ma
morning can reach Aldie at the same hour on the day ensuing,
er resting in Alexandria. Any person desirous to see this
iperty may do so by calling on Mr. Ish, its present occupant, who
I show it, or on Col. Hamilton Rogers, woo resides near it, and
o is authorized to make known the terms of sale, which will be
nd to be accommodating to the purchaser, on his paying partof
s consideration in hand, and giving ample security for the
netual payment of the residue when due. Persons wishing to
ake inquiries by letter will address Col. Hamilton Rogers, Mid-
ebury, Loudoun county, Virginia, or Theodore S. Garnett,
retto, Essex county, Virginia.
iune 29--eo6w&wtf CHARLES F. MERCER.
EW JUVENILE BOOKS just opened and for sale
W by F. TAYLOR.
C,. ,;n, with the Chroniclers, or Uncle Rupert's Tales of
h.. ,h I volume, wi'h numerous beautiful engravings, 1842;
ie Story of Joan of Are, for young readers, iby the author of
e above, 1 volume, with 21 beautiful engravings, 1842; Bing-
's Stories of Animal Instinct, with many engravings ; The An-
allette, a juvenile souvenir for 1842 ; The Dahlia, Token,
d Friendship's Offering for 1842; The Gem, The Juvenile
eepeake, and other annuals. Colored Toy Books for very
ung children in great variety. The different works of Miss
lgeworth, Mrs. Hofland, Mary Howitt, Peter Parley, Abbot,
i Rollo Books, and many others. Albums, Portfolios, and Draw-
g Books in great variety. Gold & Silver Pencil Cases, Ladies'
nknives, Pocket Books, Card Cases, &ec.; and a large collec-
n of books fur presents, some of them embellished with engrav.
illustrations, others richly bound; miniature ornamented edi.
ns of numerous standard and popular authors in poetry and
ose. The Book of Beauty; The Picturesque Annual; The
eepsake ; richly bound and illustrated copies of Milton, Shak-
eate, Byron, Scott. and others; Childe Harolde with sixty illus-
stious; Books of Flowers; richly bound Bibles, Prayer Books,
7. _dec 20
BHICKERING PIANO FORTE.-W. FISCHER
. has just received one Rosewood and one Mahogany Piano
irte, with iron frame and haip pedal, from the unrivalled man-
mcturers, Messrs. Chickeriag & Mackays, Boston. Suffice it to
y that all professors of music of merit, prefer and recommend
s Chickering Pianos as superior in every point of view to the
erman or any American manufacture, either of which will be
d at the manufacturer's price, and packed free of charge at Sta-
er's Hall. dec 29
SHE BANKRUPT LAW OF THE UNITED
STATES, passed August, 1841, with a Commentary,
ntaiuing full explanations, and ample references to English and
nerican authorities, prepared for popular and professional use,
Sa Member of the Bar, in pamphlet form.
dec 15 F.TAYLOR.
A VALUABLE THREE STORY BRICKHOUSE
FOR SALE, in a most desirable central situation, and
remarkably healthy neighborhood, with an excellent pump of
pure water near the door, on liberal credits, except for a small
portion of the purchase money,
Persons wishing to purchase, will please apply to
JOHNSON & CALLAN,
jan 6-law3w General Agents, F street.
O RGAN PIANO.-Lately received, and for sale at Sta-
tionera' Hall, a newly-invented and handsome musical in-
strument, constructed to play fifteen popular tunes, consisting of
cotillions, waltzes, marches, &c.; in addition to which it Is an or.
namental piece of furniture foray parlor, the works being placed
in a handsome mahogany pier table, with a marble slab on the top.
It was manufactured by a foreigner, and there is but one other of
the kiid in i h country for sale. de o 1
A GENCY at WASHIWGTON.-JAMEB H. CA -E NATURAL REMEDY, silted to our eonstitutlon;
L TEN,(late of Baltimore,) having madethis city his perma- A and competent to the cure of every curable disease, will be
aent residence, will undertake, with hisaccustomed zealand dil- found in the INDIAN VEGETABLE PILLS ofthe North Ame-
igence, the settlement ofelaims generally; and more particularly rican College of Health.
claims before Congress, against the United States, or the several These extraordinary Pills are composed of plants which grow
Department thereof, and before any Board of Commissionersthat spontaneously on our own soil ; and are therefore better adapted
may be raised for the adjustment of spoliatioa or ether claims, to our constitutions than medicines concocted from foreign drugs,
He has now in charge the entire class arising out of French ape- however well they may be compounded; and as the Indian Vege-
liations prior tothe year 1800; with reference to which, in addition table Pills are founded upon the principle that the human body is
to a mass of documents and proofs in his possession, he has ac- in truth subject to but one disease, viz. coirupt humors, and that
ceas to those in the archives of the Government. said medicine cures this disease on natural principles-by clean-
Claimants and pensioners on the Navy fund, &c. bountylands, sing and purifying the body-it will be manifest, that if the con-
return duties, &c. &c. and those requiring life insurance, can stiltution be not entirely exhausted, a perseverance in their use,
have their business promptly attended to by letter, (post paid,) according to directions, is absolutely certain to drive disease of
and hue relieve themselves from an expensive and inconvenient every name from the body.
personal attendance. When we wish to restore a swamp or morass to fertility, we
Havingobtained a commission of Notary Public, he is prepared drain it of the superabundant waters; in like manner, it we wish to
to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents or restore the body to health, we must cleanse it of impurity.
other papers. He has been so long engaged in the duties of an The Indian Vegetable Pills will be found one of the best, if not
agent, that it can only be necessary now to say that economy and the very test medicine in the world for carrying out this grand
prompt attention shall be extended to all business confided to his purifying principle, because they expel from the body all morbid
care; and that, to enable him to render his services and facilities and corrupt humors, the cause of disease, in an easy and natural
more efficacious, he has become familiar with all the formsof manner; and while they every day give ease and pleasure, dis-
office, ease of every name is rapidly driven from the body.
Off.ceon o Ftrset,nteartheneiw TreasuryBuilding. The above named Indian Vegetable Pills have been three years
feb 26- before the American Public; and we can now say, without fear of
-'-atradi,:liin, that of all the various medicines which have here-
JEW MAP OF MARYLAND, on a large scale, newly :.,f.re ben popular, not one has given such universal satisfaction
1N constructed from the best authorities; nearly five feet in oreb*ained such a permanent hold upon the affections of the peo-
length, and giving upon the same large scale portions of Virgi- pIe. Not only do all who use it, invariable experience relief, and
nia and Pennsylvania, and the whole of Delaware ; the sound- recommend it in the strongest terms, but it has effected some of
ings of the Cheesapeake, Delaware, and Potomac; and laying tlhimest astonishing cures ever performed by medicine.
down with greater care and accuracy than has before been at- Bitherto, very few of the numerous testimonials which have
tempted the natural and artificial features of the face of the been received in favor of this extraordinary medicine have been
country; the whole beautifully engraved and colored, and mount- published, as the medicine obtained its present great celebrity
ed on rollers. more by its own intrinsic goodness than from extensive advertising.
Just published in Baltimore, and this day received (a few co- It his been deemed proper, however, to offer the following opinions
pies only) for sale by ofthe public press, together with a few extracts from letters of
dec 10 F. TAYLOR. agents, merely to show that the fame of the Indian Vegetable Pills
LECTURES t)N GEOLOGY, Number 45, translat- is net confined to any one section, but is rapidly extending itself
ed from the German of Leonhard, and edited by Professor to every part ofthe Union.
F. Hall, is just publishedl, and for sale, together with the previous rom the Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post.
numbers, by F. TAYLOR Price 50 cents each. sept 8 Tso INt-inA VEGETASLE PlLLs.-Wright's Indian Vegetable
SUPERIOR STATION ERY.-The subscriber has late- Pillsare attaining great celebrity in New England as well as other
S ly received from New York a large supply of cut glass parts of the United States. The attempt of persons to defraud the
Inkstands, Wafers, Sealing Wax, Rodgers's Cutlery, and fancy public by thie sale of spurious articles meets with general repro-
Stationery, which will be sold, wholesale and retail, at New York nation., Mr. Wright is an indefatigable business man, and shows
prices. Also, about fifty kinds of Steel Pens, consisting of the an array of cures by the medicine which warrant confidence ia
Perryan, Windle's, Gillott's, Chance's, Levy's, &ec. which will the virtues of his Indian Vegetable Pills.
be sold at much lower prices than formerly. From the Philadelphia Spirit of the Times.
nov 1 Corner of 11th street and Penn. A v. TAMIl.MII ,, VGETARLEA PILLS.-People are pretty well satias-
-- ICreofI--sreanPe .fn n. I at m|ln iii,.L that calomel and the other thousand and one
IRINTING PAPER.-W. FISCHER has in store one inumnLal prparauions of the shops, are better adapted, as a general
Hundred reams best quality Printing Paper, sizes 19 by 24 1I.., to kill rail.:r than cure the patient; as a matter of course,
and 22 by 32 inches, which he will sell at a reduced price to close ,. (subl.r m.:du.'in-s are therefore in great request. There are
the lot. oct 1 I r, nmar, rvunab.jg however, among the latter, and we would
1JEW WORKS.-STANLEY THORN, or Henry Cock- ,dv, all th -., w.., have the least regard for their health to try
lI ton, Esq. with numerous illustrations, by Cruikshank. 'ae lIdun \ d ,m.u.,bla Pills of the North American College of
TALES AND SOUVENIRS of a RIseidmec in Europe, by Health, sold at 169 Race etteet, Philadelphia, as they are the pre-
Mrs. Rives, paration of one intimately acquainted with the healing art.
MRS. SEDGWICK'S LETTERS from Abroad to Kindied at From the Boston Daily Times.
Home, in two vouhmses. INDIAN VEGETABLE PILL&.-Ofall the publiclyadvertised medi-
POCAHONTAS, and otherP by Mrs. L. H. Sigourney, cines of the day, we know of noe that we can more safely recom-
LECTURES on the Sphere and Dories of Woman and other mend for their "ills that flesh is heir to" than the Pills that are sold
LECTURESon teShere and Duties of Woman an( te fr ^^
subjects, by George W. Buruap. at the depot of the North American College of Health, No. 198
LECTURES on the History of Literature, ancient and modern, Tremont street, Boston. Several instances we know of where
from thinGerEtan of Frederick Schlegel. they are used in families with the highest satisfaction; and no
SKETCHES OF MARRIED LIFE, by Mrs. Pollen, revised longeragothanyesterdaywe heard aneminentphysiciaenofthecity
edition, recommend them ii high terms. There used tobe in the commu-
POETICAL REMAINS of Maria Davidson, collected and ar- nity a great repugnance to the use of quack medicines, as they are
ranged by her mother, with a Biographry by Miss Scdgwick. all indiscriminately termed, but it was mainly owing to the regu-
BIOGRAPHY mand Poetical Remains of the late Margaret lar M. D's constantly denouncing them. They are, however, be-
Miller Davidson, by Washington Irving, third edition, coming more liberal in this respect, and the consequence is that
INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL us Central America, Chiapas, and good vegetable medicines are now more extensively used than
Yucatan, by John L. Stephens, illustrated.by numerous engrav- formerly.
ings. A new edition. Extract of a letter from Peter Christ, Uniontown, Carroll
THE ADDRESSES and Messages of the Presidents of the Uni- county, Maryland, November 17, 1838.
ed States, from Washington to Tyler, to which is added the De- Dear Sir: About two months ago I had business in Baltimore,
claration of Independence and Constitution of the United States, and called at your office and bought a few boxes of the Indian Ve-
TIHE POEMS OF OSSIAN, translated by James Macpher- getable Pills; and upon trying them I found them to be far sups-
son, Esq. to which is prefixed a Preliminary Discourse and DiS- rior to --- Pills, or any other medicine I had ever used. I
sertations on the era and Poems of Ossian. A new edition, had been subject to a cough for five years past, and during the
R. FARNHAM, time have taken a variety of medicines without any relief until I
nov 19 corner of 11 street and Penn. av. got the Indian Vegetable Pills, and by taking four doses the cough
%JEWAMERICAN STEEL PENS.-W.FISCHER began to leave me; and 1 now enjoy better health than 1 have
N -.L would invite the attention of Members of Congress, Heads done for five years past. Afler l found them to be a valuable me-
of Bureaus, banking houses, mere'tasnts, and teachers of schools, dicine, I immediately sent to Baltimore for a large supply. I have
to an examination and trial of the Metallic Pen manufactured by rmeived so much benefit in using the Indian Vegetable Pills that
Josiah Hayden & Co. Massachusetts, to whom a silver medal was I cannot help but recommend them to every invalid I see, and
awarded by the American Institute in New York for the superi- think so well ofthe medicine that Ijiave sent two dozen boxes to
oritvn of their Pens. A large supply of them is for sale, wholesale my invalid friends in the State of lndiana.
and retail, at Stationers' Hall, the proprietor of which has been
appointed agent, and will take pleasure in showing the variety of
Pens to all who may call or send for them. dec 18
LETTERS OF HORACE WALPOLE, Earl of
Oxford, including numerous letters, now first published,
from the original manuscript, in 4 vols. octavo, with a beautiful
portrait, on steel; just published and for sale at MORRISON'S
Bookstore, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel. nov 28
29f lReams Compliment Paper.-W. FISCHER
2W0 has recently received 200 reams of Compliment Pa-
per, comprising the very best quality of English, French, and
American manufac.turet, of various sizes, with envelopes to match.
Also, every variety of colored Sealing Wax and Wafers, with
every other article in the Stationery line, of superior quality, con-
stantly for sale at Stationers' Hall. dec 18
Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the coun-
ty of Waslhington.
IN CHANCERY, NOVEMBER TERM, 1841.
William H. Booth,
John K. West, Louisa Livingston, executrix of Edward Livings-
ton, deceased, Henry D. Gilpin, and Hon. Thomas Ewing, See
retary oftho Treasury of the United States.
T HE bill of complaint in this cause in substance sets forth
that in the year 1821 the complainant recovered in Jefferson
Circuit Court of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, by the judg-
ment of the said Court, a judgment against the defendant John K.
West for the sum i "',"'. with interest at the rate of6 per cent.
per annum, from I,. 1'.wl, day of March, 1819, besides costs of
suit; that the said judgment remains in full force and virtue, and
wholly unsatisfied; that execution was duly issued upon said judg-
ment, but that the said West had not, nor now has, any property
or effects which could or can be reached by said process of exe-
cution and that therefore nothing has been made thereby; and
that the complainant has exhausted all the means which the law
affords him of obtaining payment of the debt and satisfaction of
the said judgment, and is and must be remediless except in
The bill proceeds to state that the defendant West had, and
has, certain claims upon the Republic of Mexicoe, provided for in
the Convention of 1840, between that Republic and the United
States ; that the said claims were prosecuted by and in the name
of Louisa Livingston, executrix of the late Edward Livingston,
who had been employed in his life time by the said West to pro-
secute the same; that the said Board has awarded to the said
Louisa, executrix as aforesaid, and in trust for the said West, the
sum of $43,652, to be paid by the said Republic of Mexico to her
in trust as aforesaid; that, in pursuance of the act of Congress, the
Secretary of the Treasury has granted and issued, or is about
granting and issuing, certificates on the said award for thie ain-ounf
thereof, which certificates may be transferred; and t the
moneys receivable therefore may be removed beyond the process
of this Court, and so the complainant may be prevented from hav-
ing recourse thereto to satisfy the said debtso due to him as afore-
said; that Henry D. Gilpin, Esq. is the agent or attorney of the
said Louisa Livingston, and has received, or will receive, the
said certificates, and carry them beyond the jurisdiction of this
Court, unless prevented by the interference of the Court. Tue
bill then prays that the said Secretary of the Treasury may be de-
creed to withhold the issuing or granting of the said certificates,
and that the said H. D. Gilpin may also be adjudged and ordered,
Ifhe shall have received the said certificates, or any part thereof,
or shall hereafter receive the same, to hold and retain the same
subject to the payment of the said debt to the complainant; and
that the said award and certificates, or so much thereof as may be
necessary for the purpose, be made by this Court applicable to
the payment of the said debt, and that general relief may be grant-
ed, and so forth.
And forasmuch as it is alleged in the said bill that the said
John K. West and the said Louisa Livingston are not, nor is either
of them, within the jurisdiction of this Court, but reside at New
Orleans, in Louisiana, it-is now, on this twenty-second day of No
vember, in the year of our Lord 1841, by the Court, ordered that
the complainant make publication of the substance of said bill in
the National Intelligencer, published in the city of Washington,
bnce a week for the space of four months prior to the first Monday
in April next, thereby notifying the said John K. West and the
said Louisa Livingston to be and appear before the Court here in
their proper persons, or by solicitor, on or before the said first Mon-
day in April next, to answer to the several matters and things in
the said lill set forth ; and that, such publication being duly made,
in default of such appearance and answer, the said bill and the
several matters thereof be taken as confessed against the said
John K. West and the said Louisa Livingston.
By order of the Court.
Test: W. BRENT, Clerk.
CoxE & CASLSLE, Solicitors and of counsel for complainant.
PANTOLOGY, a Systematic Survey of Human
Knowledge, by Roswell Park, A. M. Professor of Natural
Philosophy and Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania, 1
ol. octavo, with many illustrative engravings. Just published,
and received fiur sale by P. TAYLOR.
i INIATURE RELIGIOUS LIBRARY, a series
I of London pocket volumes, richly bound in gilt and water-
ed silk, for presents, lately imported, and for sale, separate-
ly or together, by F. TAYLOR.-Christian Retirement, by Bour-
daloue; Prayers, by Doctor Samuel Johnson; Hours for Heaven,
a selection of Prayers from eminent Divines of the Church of
England; The Tr ie Character, by Bishop Hall; PFenelon's Pious
Thoughts; F Peneln on Knowledge and Love of God; Penselon's
Devout Meditations, Thoughts on Sickness, &ec.; Selections from
the Lettres Spirituelles of Fenelon ; Massillon's School of Devo-
tion; Thoughts on Divines and Philosophers, by Basil Montagu;
Gregory's Legacy; Moral Demonstration, by Jeremy Taylor;
Counsels for the Communion Tables, by Morrison; Thornton's
Bereaved Parents Consoled; Morrison's Christian Pastor; Coun-
sels to Sunday Schools; Elevations to God, from the French of
Bossuet; Pure Gold from the Rivers of Wisdom; Self-knowledge,
by John Mason, &c. dec 23
ORNAMENTAL BOOKS FOR IS12.-This day
received by F. TAYLOR-
The Poetry of Flowers and Flowers of Poetry, by Francis S.
Osgoo'h, containing also many engravings, a Fioral dictionary, dc.
The Lady's Book of Flowers and Poetry, by.Lucy Hooper, richly
bound in Turkey morocco, and embellished with numerous splen-
didly colored engravings. Mrs. Wirt's Flora's Dictionary, and a
variety of other similar works. Heath's Historical Annual for
1842, illustrating by history and engravings the great Civil War
of Charles the First; and a variety of new children's Books just
opened. Five editions of the most popular authors in Poetry and
Prose, most of them imported from London, many beautifully em-
bellished, others rchly boundl. Illusiraited Bonks in great variety,
both English and French. Diamond ediliona foi the pocket of fa-
vorits RaligIous warters; Miniature English editions, richly bound;
Souvenirs, Albums, Drawing Books, Books of Engravings, Pocket
Books, Card Caese, Gold and Silver Pencil Cases, Port'elios, &c.
all feir sale At the lowest New York and Philadelphma prices.
From G. C. Black, New York.
Mr. Woin. Wright: Dear Sir: You will please to forward as
soon as possible some of your Indhian Vegetable Pills, as we are
almost out of the article, and they appear to be getting into gene-
ral use here. We have a great call for the medicine at present,
and those that have used them speak veiy highly of them. One
gentleman attributes his being cured of dropsy to'the use of them;
and another has been cured of dyspepsia solely by the use of your
Indian Vegetable Pills, and is willing you should publish his case
if you think proper. G. C. BLACK,
No. 1 Chatham Square, New York.
Extract of a letter from Mr A. Larrimors, Indiana.
Dr. Wright: Dear Sir: Having some knowledge of your most
excellent compound, the Indian Vegetable Pills, and not knowing
how to get a fresh supply, my stock being nearly exhausted, and
wishing always to have them in my family, I take this method
to open a cornespondence with you. The pills alluded to are well
thought of here and very much wanted. I wish to make arrange-
ments with you fora constant supply, as I think a very great qasas#- -
tity could be sold in this section of the country.
Extract of a letter from Samuel Griffith, Stewarttoiwn, York
Mr. W. Wright Dear Sir: I am selling the Indian Vegetable
Pills by the dollar's worth, and at that rate the stock of Pilla, left
by your travelling agent, will soon be out.
I am pleased to find they are such ready sale. Those who heve
used them speak in the highest terms of them. Many have al-
ready found great relief from their use, and when the cures are
finally effected, I shall do you the justice to inform you of the
Extract of a letter from Washington city.
Mr. Win. Wright: Dear Sir : You will have the kindness to
forward me, as soon as possible, two or three gross of the Indian
Vegetable Pills. Thie sales have for the last two months increased
rapidly; those who buy generally remarking "that they are the
best pills they have ever used," and my opinion is that they will
in a short time supersede all others in this city.
Extract of a letterfrom Lycoming county, Pa.'
Mr. Win. Wright: Dear Sir: On being appointed agents for
the sale of the Indian Vegetable Pills in this place, we only took
one gross on trial; but it would have been better if we had taken
halfa dozen gross : for, on a fair trial, they have far exceeded our
most sanguine expectations. In fact so much as that we have been
obliged to send to Mr. Zimmerman, at Lancaster, more than a
hundred miles from here, for ten dozen ; but these will last but a
very short time the way we are selling them since they have been
fairly tested. In the first place, I gave some to our physicians to
make trial of, since which they have purchased a number of boxes
and highly approve of them. A few days ago, there was a lady
sent 30 miles to get a box of the pills; she at the time was very
low and unable to turn herself in bed; but in two days, as my in-
formant says, she was able to help herself.
We could mention many other cases, but deem it unnecessary
at this time; but would merely say, that as the season is fast ap-
proaching when there will be a great demand fur the Indian Vege-
table Pills, if we could only get a supply of the medicine, we could
establish other agents, which would be of immense advantage,
not only to the North American College of Health, but to the pub-
lic generally. Please let us know your views on the subject, and
any directions relative to the same will be promptly attended to by,
Very respectfully, your friends,
S. WINCHESTER & SON.,
Jersey Shore, Lycoming county, Pend.
AGENTS for the sale of the above-named Indian Vegetable
Robert Farnham, Washington. 1
Thomas E. Hills, Georgetown. District of Colum-
John J. Sayres, Alexandria. J bis,
Win. Alexander, Tenallytown. J
Robert Wright, Bladensburg, Prince George's no.
Jacob S. Hall, Beltsville,
W. T. Duvall, Good Luck P. 0.
Office and General Depot, for the sale of the Indian Vegetable
Pills, wholesale and retail, 169 Race street, Philadelphia.
Circuit Court ot the District Columbia for Washlngton
Joseph Harris, administrator of John Harris.
John T. Temple and others.
OHN MARBURY, the Trustee in the above cause, hay-
ing reported to the Court that, pursuant to the decree of
this Court in the above cause, he has sold lots 7 and 8 in square
316 in Washington city, district aforesaid, to Philip Smith, for the
sum of $250, and that said Sinail, has complied with the terms of
sale : It is by the Court. thia 'Alh day of November, in the year
1841, Ordered, That tie said sale bda rautfied and confirmed, un-
less good cause to the contrary be shown to the Court on or by the
4th Monday in March next: Provided, the trustee cause this, rder
to be published once a week for four weeks in the National Intel-
ligencer before said day.
By order of the Court:
dec 13-law4w WM. BRENT, Clerk.
STURMER, a Tale of Mesmerlsmjto which are added
othar Sketches from Life, by Isabella F. Romer.
"Truth severe, by fairy Fiction dressed."
In 2 vols.just from the press, and for sale at
dec 6 4doors west of Biown's Hotel.
CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY far the Second
Session .f the Twerty-aeventh Congress of the United
States of America, c orr.pilrd and printed for the use ofl Congress.
Contents: Names of b-natorj, Represetatlives, and Delegatis,
with their pWt a.i.:ss sad distilm .. Alphabetical Congress Ini.
rectory. C.mmrnmees : Senate, House, Joint, and Sdlecl Commit-
tees. Re mdenre of Public Oficpra, Olficers of Congress, Senate,,
House, United Sialt, Sup.remt. Coairl, Foreign MiTmsters near the
United Stales, Minitteto, C.Onauls, and Other Diplomaticm Age.ms.
Mail, Railroad, Steamboat, and Stag.; ArianRemienlt.
Just put.ltisheod, sand fr sale at the Bonksture of
dec 31 Corner of 11th street and Penn. avenue.
SUPERIOR NOTE PAPER.-W. FISCHER has jus
received one hundred reams of superior white vellum gilt
edged Note Paper, made entirely of linen stock, expressly to his
order,and which can be had for sale snly at Suitatins.eis' Hall.
D,hrict of Colun obia, ll'aahingolan county, to wit.
OHN CONNOR and FRANKLIN 5. MYERha-eJ
applied to hIP Hoen. Win. Cranch, Chief Judge of the
Circuit Conrt of the District of Columbia, to be discharged from
imprisonment undsr the act for the relief of insolvent debtorst
within the District of Columbia, on Saturday, the 2d day of Jin-
nary instant, at 9 o'clock A. M., al the court room, when s ma'
where their credjitofs are requested to attend.
Ja l4-8t ......WM. BOEUT, Clet1.
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