WASHINGTON: TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1842.
PULIBSHED BY GALES &d SEATON.
DAILY PAPER-l10 a year--1 a month for any shorter time.
COUNTRY PAPER-B$6 a year-4 for six months.
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
CIHNGE OF HOUR OF STARTING.
On Monday, the 21st inst the hours
of starting of the steamboat PHE-
NIX will be as follows, and contin-
ue until further notice, viz.
Leave Washingion at 9j, 12, 3 and 5 o'clock.
Leave Alexandria at 81, 10j, 2, and 4 o'clock.
feb 21-dlw JAMES GUY, Jr. Captain.
GREAT SOUTHERN UNITED STATES MAIL LINE.
Daily to the South.
AwLUI^k tftm- l^ aBs~ VAft^I~
T HE CARS for Fredericksaturg, Richmond, Petersburg,
Raleigh, Weldon, Wilmington, and Charleston leave the
Depot, Pratt street, Baltimore, daily at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
Passengers by this line sup at the hotels in Washington, where
an omnibus will call and onvey them to the boat free of charge,
where they will lodge.
Passengers for the South will find this the most comfortable
and cheapest route. It is often twenty-four hours in advance of
any other line, and is the only daily line.
For further information and tickets to Weldon, apply at the
office of STOCKTON & FALLS,
Adjoining the Philadelphia Railroad Office,
Pratt street, Baltimore.
For information at Washington apply to the Captain on board
the boat at Bradley's wharf. jan 3t-dly
Nk OTICE.-The subscriber having talten a counting room at
SNo. 8 Light street wharf, for the purpose of carrying on
the Commission business, respectfully solicits the patronage of his
friends and the public generally, and hopes by strict attention to
business to render satisfaction to those who may favor him with
theircustom. IGNATIUS PIKE,
feb 24-4t Of the late firm of Pike & Neale.
P AR LOR MELODIES-A quarto volumeof 112 pages,
comprising upwards of 40 tunes, half bound in morocco, is
offered at the low price of $1 25. The music is original and se-
lected, particularly suited to the piano forte, but sufficiently adapt-
ed ato the parlor organ and seraphine. A few tunes are also ar-
ranged for the harp and guitar. Edited by Mrs. Lloyd and Miss
Bailey. Sold at HAMPTON'S Periodical Agency, between 3d
and 41 streets, where may be had some bargains in the following,
viz. Knickerbocker Magazine for 1841 complete, bound or un-
bound ; Ladies' Garland bound ; Farme-s' Cabinet bound, vol. 1
to 5; one copy New World from September 1840 ; Law Reporter
from May, 1841 ; Wilson's Ornithology, a splendid work ; South-
ern Literary Messenger for 1839 and 1840 ; Roberts's Semi-
M ,nthly Magazine from July, 1841, to January, 1842, for 75 ets.
only; a file of the National Intelligencer for 1828 ; do. Globe for
1839, 1840, and 1841 ; do. Madisonian, Brother Jonathan, Dollar
Magazine, Boston Notion, Farmers' Monthly Visiter, New Eng-
land Farmer, and others for part of 1841. Also on hand, a few
copies of Stevens's Travels in Central America, North American
Review, and other valuable works. Ladies' Companion from
May, 1841. Subscriptions received for Stockton's Christian World,
Baptist Advocate, The Dollar Weekly, (a large miscellane-
ous paper with 200 original engravings,) Saturday Courier,
Saturday Evening Post, Baltimore Saturday Visiter, New York
Courier and Enquirer, The Pathology of Drunkenness, illustrat-
ed by Dr. Sewalt's drawings, Boston Miscellany, Merry's Muse-
nma, Christian Fatmily Magazine, The Patriarch, Godey s Ladies'
Book, Graham's Magazine, Hunt's Merchant's Magazine, nearly
all Medical Works, and almost every publication extant, Catholic
Herald and Miscellany,Lutheran Observer, New York Observer,
Army and Navy Chronicle, &c. City papers by the No. or any
period wanted. Any publication mailed to any part of the coun-
try, and all periodicals delivered in the D;strict free of postage.
EBSTER'S DICTIONARY, large, in 2 vols, is for
Sale at MORRISON'S for the publisher, feb 14
IFFICIAL REGISTER, published by order of Con-
gress, of all officers and agents in the service of the United
States, civil, military, and naval.
Just published and for sale at MORRISON'S Bookstore, four
doors west of Brown's. feb 14
ARLYLE'S Heroes, Hero Worship, and the Heroic in
History, in six Lectures, by Thomas Carlyle, second Ame-
rican edition, 1 vol. Von Schleget's Lectures on the Philosophy
of History, translated from the German, 2 vols. Natural History
of Society, by W. Cooke Taylor, 2 vols. Guizot's Histury of Civ-
ilization, from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Re-
valution, translated from the French of Guizot, Peer of France,
1 vol. Professor Smyth's Lecture on Modern History, edited by
Jared Sparks, 2 vuls. Horace Walpole's Lettets, 4 vols. new
edition. Parables, translated fromta the German of Krumnmacher,
1 vol. Just received, and for sale by F. TAYLOR,
feb 4 Immediately east of Gadsby's.
REMONA VIOLIN.-W FISCHER has just received
for sale an old Cremona Violin, warranted genuine, and
made by the celebrated Stradearius; price only $100. The
owner's continued sickness prevents him from using it; other-
wise it could not be purchased for $500. feb 2
F RENCH FANCY ARTICLES.-W. FISCHER has
just received from the Importer, on consignment, two cases
of beautiful Fancy Articles, which he will sell at the invoice
prices. Ladies and gentlemen are invited to an examination of
them at Stationers' Hall. feb 2
UST PUBLISHED BY MORRISON, Rev. R. R.
SGnrley's Mission to England in behalf of the American Co-
lonization Society, containing ; Origin of the Mission, Resolutions
of New York Society, Arrival in London, Letters to the Execu-
tive Committee, Niger Expedition, causes operating against a cor-
dial co-operation with the American Colonization Society, final
impressions, facts, and much more too numerous for the limits of
an advertisement. jan 31
UME AND SMOLLET'S HISTORY OF
ENGLAND, CHEIAP, a beautiful London edition,
complete for 88 dollars, with portraits of both authors, and a com
prehensive and valuable index. Imported, a few copies only, by
jan 31 P. TAYLOR.
AND FOR SALE.-The subscriber offers at private
sale a large tract of Land lying in Prince George's county,
Marylandl, about ten miles from Washington and eight miles
from Alexandria. The roads from Washington to Nottini-
ham, from Alexandria to Upper Marlborough and Nottingham,
from Upper Marlborough to Piscataway, and many others, pass
through this tract, which has been recently surveyed and divided
into small farms of two hundred and three hundred acres each.
A portion of this tract consists of very valuable timber and wood
land, not more than five or sa miles from Upper Marlborough,
adjoining the estates ofR. D. Sewall and Richard West, Esquires.
This land will be sold very low, and on a credit of from one to ten
years, upon the purchaser giving satisfactory security.
Any application, made in person or by letter, to the subscriber,
near Bladensburg, or to John Calvert, Esq., residing at Mount
Airy, within two miles of the land, will be promptly attended to;
and the land will be shown to any one disposed to purchase, by
John Calvert, Esq.
June 16-2awtf CHARLES B. CALVERT.
JERRY'S MUSEUM.-The January number for 1842
of this valuable periodical is this day received and ready
for delivery to subscribers at MORRISON'S Bookstore, 4 doorf
west of Brown's Hotel, who is the regularly appointed agent of
the publishers. jan 19
Orphans' Court, January 25, 1842.
Distr-t of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
HDERED, on application, that letters of administration
on the personal estate of Robert Dyes, deceased, be granted
to James G. Berret, unless cause to the contrary be shown on
or before the' fifteenth day of February next: Provided, a
copy of this order, b psbliahed iu the Otoloe and Intelligencer
newspapers once a week lor three weeks previous tosaid fifRteenth
day of February next.
Testt ED. N. ROACH,
jan 26-w3w Register of 'A ills.
OOTS AND SHOES SELLING AT COST.-
The subscriber is desirous of relinquishing the Shoe busi-
ness, and will dispose of his stock of Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Beets and Shoes on hand at cost for cash. Good bargains may be
expected. The public are respectfully invited to call and exam-
ine for themselves at WM. DOUGLASS'S Boot and Shoe Store,
Pennsylvania Avenue, South side, between 9th and 10th Streets.
.The lowest price will invariably be asked at the first.
As soon as the stock on hand is disposed of, the Store and
Dwelling will be for rent. feb 3-eo4w
SUPERIOR BLACK INK.-W. FISCHER, Importer
and Dealer in Fancy and Staple Stationery, hasjust received
by the ship St. James a very large supply of Cooper & Phillips's
superior Black Ink, put up in stone bottles of half pints, pints,
and quarts. Suffice it to say, that all the public offices that have
used this ink have discarded all other kinds. For sale wholesale
and retail at Stationers' Hall. jan 19
N EW MUSIC.-Just received the following pieces of
New Music at the old established store, third doer east
of 12th street, Penn. avenue. W. FISCHER.
My bark ie out upon the deep, by G. P. Morris, Esq. ; What is
it ails thee, hart of mine I I wandered by the brook side, words
by Milner; Operatic Gems, a collection ef Italian airs from the
works of Donizetti Mercadante, &c.; Downe's quick step, with
handsome vignette ; Military movements, with handsome vignette.
NOTICE.-JOSEPH D. WARD has filed his petition for
the benefit of the Bankrupt Act, which petition will be
heard before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, sitting
in Bankruptcy, in the Court-room it Washington county, on the
twenty-first day of March next, at 10o'clock A.M. when and where
all persons interested may appear and show cause, if any they
have, why the prayer of said petitioner should not be granted,.
By order of the Court. Teat:
feb 24-3t SMWM. BRENT, Clerk.
I S1SON TO ENGLAND in behalf of the American
Colonization Society, by Rev. R. R. Gurley, containing
all of his proceedings in London, letters home, final impreassons
&e. Just published by WM. M. MORRISON,
jan 15 4 doers west of Brown's Hotel.
Mr. R. TmoMPsos.
FEBRUARY 1, 1841.
DEAR Sin : Having had occasion to use your Life Preserver in
my family, in a case of distressing cough, I am prepared to testi-
fy to the fact of its having entirely removed it. The subject of
its operation is now in the enjoyment of good health.
Mr. R. THOMPSON. SETH HYATT.
feb 16-3taw2w 1 door west of corner 49 st. Penn.av.
MERICAN BANK LOCK COMPANY.-AN-
DREWS'S COMBINATION LOCK-To the Public--500
Reward.-The late repeated rumors and reports which have been
so widely and industriously circulated, that Andrews's celebrated
Combination Lock" had been opened or picked, and which thus
far have been disregarded as unworthy of notice, are beginning
to assume a character of'some plausibility, by which mrhns many
upright men have been deluded to give their sanction and coun-
tenance to such reports.
The American Bank Lock Company, therefore with the view
of testing the question in a way to put the matter beyond contra-
diction have decided to place one of Andrews's Combination
Locks' upon an iron safe, enclosing a certified check for five
hundred dollars, which amount shall be the reward of any person
who may open or pick the Lock. This cheek is certified, and
drawn payable to the order of 0. J. Canamann, Esq. Cashier of
the Merchants' Bank of New York, who retains the key of the
Lock, and to whom reference is made.
It is presumed that the public, Banks and officers of Banks,
can be satisfied by a fair, open and honorable test; none other is
wanted; and while bold attempts have been made to practise by
arts of chicanery and trick (which will be exposed if it becomes
necessary) upon the credulity and ignorance of men whose names
would not be allowed if they had been aware of the deceptions,
the American Bank Lock Company by this means only seek to
establish the infallible security of the Combination Lock, which
has thus far withstood every test, and has saved numerous banks
from robbery and ruin. In doing this, however, they disclaim
any intention of making war upon other Locks, their business
being to present an effectual barrier to bank burglars. The safe,
with the deposits therein of five hundred dollars, will remain in
the Exchange Reading Room for two months from this date.
WADSWORTH & SMITH,
feb 5 Agents of American Bank Lock Co. New York.
STENOGRAPHERS' COPYING PAPER.-W.
FISCHER has just received a supply of white and black
Copying Paper for stenogranhers' use.
NEW METALLIC PENS.-W. Fischer has just received from
the manufacturers (Josiah Hayden & Co.) 120 gross of their su-
perior Steel Pens, for which a gold medal was awarded by the
American Institute, in New York. The assortment is as follows:
Short Falcon, Combination Barrel, Elongated Barrel pointed, Pine
pointed Damascus, Eloqgated fine point, School Pen, American
Perryan, Double Patent, Long Falcon and Combination Pens, for
wholesale and retail only at Stationers' Hall, the proprietor of
which is agent for the manufacturers, jan 26
RITISH NAUTICAL ALMANAC FOV 1845,
imported by F. TAYLOR, this day received. Published
in London on the 1st of last month.
ON HAND, the French and British Nautical Almanac for 1843
and 1844. feb 9
HIHE CARCANET, a Musical Album for 1842, edited
hby de Begnis, engraved and bound in an ornamental style,
and containing twenty one new pieces of music, and some old
compositions of eminent musicians which have notbefore seen the
eight. A few copies this day received. F. TAYLOR.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. 1
OR SALE, Corporation 6 per cent. Stock
F Do 5 do do -
Wanted, Virginia Continertal Land Warrants.
Inquire of JOHN F. WEBB,
feb 21-3t Broker.
H ANDY ANDY.-Just published, No. 1 of this popular
Irish Story, which first appeared in Bentley's Miscellany,
and now to be continued by the author (Samuel Lover) in pam-
phlet form. For sale at W. M. MORRISON'S,
feb 9 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
T HE subscriber will receive proposals, until the 15th of
March, for supplying from seven to ten thousand cubic
yards of rough rubble Stone, ta be delivered on the site of the
Bridge, after the 1st of May, in such quantities and at such times
as the subscriber may order.
WM. TURNBULL, Major Topo. Eng'rs.
Potomac Bridge, Washington, Februiry 16, 1842.
NAVY SLOP CLOTHIING FOR 1842.
NAVY COMMISSIONERS' OFFIcE,
FxBauARY 8, 1842.
S EALED PROPOSALS, endorsed Proposals for Slop
SClothing, will be recivedat this office, until 3 o'clock P.
M. of the let of March next, for furnishing and delivering, (on re-
ceiving forty-five days' notice,) at each or either of the Navy Yards,
Charlestowni, Mass., Brooklyn, N. Y., and Gosport, Va. such
quantities of any or all of the following named ailticles of Slop
Clothing that may be ordered during the year 1842 by the com-
mandant or commanding officers of the said navy yards respec-
Drab Pea Jackets
Blue Pea Jackets
Blie Cloth Jackets
Blue Cloth Trowsers
Long Flannel Drawers
White Linen Frocks
White German Linen Trowsers
Thick sewed Leather Shoes
Sewed Leather Pumps
Black Silk Handkerchiefs
White German Linen, 6-4 wide, for frocks ar trowaers.
All the woollen goods are to be made from materials of Ameri-
can manufacture. All the articles are ta be fully equal to the
samples which may be deposited in the navy yards near Boston,
New York, Philadelphia, and Norfolk, and at the B ,ihi.,.-.re r., ,.
station, at which places schedules, showing the siz.,-- t li d-i.-
ferent articles of clothing, may also be seen. Where the articles
are to be of more than one size, two-thirds of the number furnished
are to be of the largest size and one third of the smallest size,
excepting the shoes and stockings, which must be of assorted
sizes, and which will be specified in the contracts to be made.
All the aforesaid articles must be subject to such inspection and
survey as the Commissioners of the Navy may direct or author-
ize ; and nu portion cf the said articles will be received that is
not fully equal to the samples or pattern-, both in material and
workmanship, and which does not conform in all other respects
to the stipulations and provisions of the contracts ca be made.
The prices to be asked for the several denominations of articles
enumerated must be mean or average prices, without regard to
the sizes, and must be calculated to cover every expense attend-
ing the fulfilment of the contracts, including the necessary metal
and naval buttons.
The whole must be delivered, at the risk and expense of the
contractors, in good tight 'substantial and dry packing boxes or
hogsheads, and in good shipping order, free of charge to the
United States, and to the entire satisfaction of the respective com-
'bandants or commanding officers of said yards of delivery.
Separate proposals must be made-first, for all the shoes and
pumps; second, for all the stockings and socks; third, for all
the blankets ; and, fourth, for all the other articles, as distinct
contracts will be made for each class.
In case of failure on the part of the contractors to furnish and
deliver the several articles which may be ordered from them, in
proper time and ofproper quality, the officers or agents of the
Navy shall be authorized to purchase what may be required to
supply thedeficiencies; and any excess of cost, over the prices
agreed to be paid by contract, shall be charged to and paid by the
Bonds in one-third the estimated amount of the respective con-
tracts will be required, with two approved sureties, and ten per
centum 'in addition will be withheld from the amount of each de-
livery made, as collateral security for the faithful performance of
the respective contracts, which will on no account be paid until
the contracts are complied with in all respects, and is to be for-
feited to the use and benefit of the United States in the event ot
failures to complete the deliveries in conformity with the orders
that may be made. After making the deduction of ten per cen-
tum, payment of the balance will be male by the United States
within thirty days after the said slop cl .ilh,n shall have been in-
spected, approved, and received, and t.i-h i)r the same duly au-
thenticated by certificates of inspection and survey, by the re-
ceipts of the respective navy storekeepers at said navy yards,
and by the approval of the respective commandants or command-
ing officers of said navy yards, shall he presented to the Navy
Agent, by whom payment is to be made.
The Board of Navy Commissioners reserve the right to reject
all offers from persons who have heretofore failed to fulfil their
contracts with the Department.
M rTo be published three times a week in the National Intel-
ligencer, Madisonian, Globe, Army atnd Navy Chronicle, D. C.;
Boston Atlas and Boston Morning Post, in Massachusetts ; Ex-
press and Commercial Advertiser, New York; American Senti-
nel and North American, Pennsylvania; Baltimore Sun and Bal-
timore American, Maryland ; and Norfolk and Portsmouth Her-
ald, Virginia. feb 9-StawtMl
MPORTANTTOTHE AFFLICTED.-R. THOMP
soN's Life Preserver is found in practice, in addition to the
removal of the most distressing Colds and Coughs, to cure the
Rheumatism, Group, Whooping Cough, Hemorrhage, and Spit-
ting Blood. Try it, and let it speak for itself.
Doctor Tobias Watkins, Washington.
Do G. W. Sothoroi, Georgetown.
Do R. S. Patterson, Washington.
Do William Elliott & Co. F street, Washington.
Do Farquhar & Morgan, do.
Do Z. D. Gilman, do.
G. B. Zeiber, No. 87, Dock street, Philadelphia.
Mrs. King, No. 184, Fulton street, New York.
I beg leave to mention to you a case, in our neighborhood, in
which your medicine was administered with the most salutary
effect. Mrs. Pilcher, aged about thirty years, had for some time
been laboring under a consumption. At the period I allude to
she was confined to her bed, with all the painful and distressing
symptoms attendant upon that fatal disease, in what was consider-
edits I.-u -;,t-. She and her friends were utterly hopeless of
relief. t;he 0 %; using nothing but potent anodynes as palliatives,
when Mrs. Smith seart her the remains of a bottle of your medi-
cine, with directions how to use it. On the second night after she
commenced, it procured her sound, refreshing sleep. She con-
tinued its use, and from thence forward a gradual but perceptible
change took place for the better, to the wonder and astonishment
of her neighbors. In a short time she was able to move about,
and in the course of a few months she was entirely restored to
I am, with sincere respect, yours, &e.
B. P. SMITH, Attorney at Law.
WASHINGTON, FER. 15, 1841.
DEAR SIa: About the 15th of last month 1 took a severe cold,
which so affected my entire system as to disqualify me for busi-
ness ; in this condition I began taking yomtr Life Preserver, one
hall bottle of which has entirely restored me to my usual health ;
and, in my opinion, there is not a doubt of its efficacy in such
care of Messrs. Goodhue & Co. New York, and to whom also re-
mittances may be made for hist count. feb 9-d4mc4m I
IN PURSUANCE OF LAW, I,JOHNs TYLESta, President
of the United States of America, do hereby declare and
make known that public sales will be held at the under-
mentioned Land Offices, in the State of Illinois, at the pe-
riods heteinfter designated, to wit:
At the Land Office at DixoN, commencing om Monday, the
thirtieth day of May next, for the disposal of the public lands
within the limits of the undermentioned townships, to wit:
North of the base line, and east of the fourth principal meridian.
Township twenty one, of range six.
Township twenty-one, of range seven.
Townshipstwenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-five, and twenty-
seven, of range eight.
Townships twenty-two, twenty-five, and twenty-seven, of range
Townships twenty-three, twenty-five, and twenty-eight, of
Townships twenty-five and twenty-eight, of range eleven.
Also, at the same place, commencing on Monday, the twen-
tieth day of June next, for the disposal of the public lands
within the limits of the undermentioned townships, to wit:
North of the base line, and east ofthe 4thprincipal meridian.
Township twenty, of range six.
Township twenty- two, of range seven.
Townships twenty-one, twenty four, and twenty-six, of range
Townships twenty-three and twenty six, of range nine.
Townships twenty-two, tweaty-four, and twenty-six, of range
Townships twenty six and twenty-seven, of range eleven.
Also, the fractional section seventeen, in township seventeen, of
range two, west of the fourth principal meridian.
Islands numbered one, two, three, and four, and part of island
number five, lying in Rock river, within the limits of township
forty-three, north of range one, east of the third principal meri-
The east half of the southeast quarter of section seventeen, and
the west half of the southeast quarter of section thirty, in township
thirty-two, of range one, west of the third principal meridian.
At the Land Office at CHICAGO, commencing on Monday,
the sixth day of June next, for thedisposal of the public lands
within the limits of the undermentioned townships and frac-
tional townships, to wit:
North of the base line, and east of the third principal meridian.
Township thirty-eight, of range six.
Township thirty.eight, of range seven.
Townships thirty-eight, thirty-nine, and forty, except the east
half of the southeast quarter, the east half and northwest quarter
of the northeast quarter, and the north half of the northwest quar-
ter, in section three, in township thirty nine, orange eight.
Township forty-five and township forty-six, bordering on Wis-
consin Territory, of range ten.
Townships forty-four an.1 forty-five, and township forty-six,
bordering on Wisconsin Territory, of range eleven.
Sections one to six, inclusive, in township forty; fractional town-
ship forty-one ; the northeast quarter of section ten, in township
forty-three ; and fractional townships forty-four, forty-five, and
forty-six, bordering on Lake Michigan, except the north half of
section seven, in fractional township forty-one, of range twelve.
At the Land Office at KASKASKIA, commencing on Mon-
day, the twenty-seventh day of June next, for the disposal of
the public lands within the limits of the undermentioned
islands, situated in the Mississippi river, viz.
South of the base line, and west ofthe third principal meridian.
Island number twenty-nine, in township seventeen, of range
one, and townships sixteen and seventeen, of range two.
Island number twenty-eight, in townships sixteen and seven-
teen, of range two.
Island number thirty, in township seventeen, of range two.
Island number eighteen, in townships ten and eleven, of ranges
three and four; island number nineteen, in township eleven, of
range four; and an island not numbered, forming parts of sections
seven and eighteen, in township eleven, orange three; and sec-
tions twelve and thirteen, in township eleven, of range four.
Island number twenty, in township twelve, of range three, and
townships eleven and twelve, of range four.
Island number twenty-one, in townships twelve and thirteen,
of range three.
Islands number twenty-three and twenty-four, respectively
forming parts of townships thirteen and fourteen, of range three.
Islands number twenty two and twenty-six, in township six-
teen, of range three i and island number twenty-seven, in town-
ship sixteen, of ranges two and three.
Island number seventeen, in township nine, of range four.
Island number twenty-five, in township fourteen, of range four.
Island number sixteen, in township eight, of range five.
Island number fifteen, in township seven, of range eight.
Islands number twelve and thirteen, in township six, of range
That part of island number four, farming parts of sections one
and twelve, and islands number five and six, in township one, of
Island number seven, in township two, of range twelve.
Island number eight, in townships two and three, of ranges ele-
ven and twelve.
Island number eight, in township two, of range eleven.
Island number eleven, in township three, of range eleven.
Islands number nine and ten, respectively forming parts of
townships three and four, of range eleven.
Island number thirty-one, in township four, of range eleven.
Lands appropriated by law for the use of schools, military
or other purposes, will be excluded from sale.
The sales will each be kept open fir two weeks, (unless
the lands are sooner disposed of,) and no longer; and no pri-
vate entries of land in the townships so offered will be admit-
ted until after the expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand at the city of Washington, this
twenty-ninth day of January, Anno Domini 1842.
By the President:
E. M. HUNTINGTON,
Commissioner ofthe General Land Office.
NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS.
Every person claiming the right of pre-emption to land in
any of the townships designated in this Proclamation, in vir-
tue of the provisions of the act of 22d June, 1838, as extended
and modified by the act of 1st June, 1840, or of the provisions
of the latter act, or that of the 4th September, 1841, each
granting certain privileges to another and different class tof
settlers, is requested to prove the same to the satisfaction o;
the Register and Receiver of the proper Land Office, and
make payment therefore as soon as practicable after seeing
this notice, and before the day appointed for the commence-
ment of the public sale of the land as above designated
otherwise such claims will be forfeited.
E. M. HUNTINGTON,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
G GENUINE FARINA COLOGNE.-100 boxes of the
Genuine Farina Cologne just received for sale at Station-
era' Hall, with every other article of the choicest perfumery on
the best terms. W. FISCHER.
M ORRISON'S STRANGER'S GUIDE to the
City of Washington and Vicinity, illustrated by seven-
teen original designs an steel, and a head of General Wash-
ington, froma picture by Wright, never before engraved
Published this day by W. M. MORRISON,
jan 31 Foumr doors west of Brown's Hotel.
IHARLES O'MAILEY COMPLETE.-Chteai
edition, Just published and for sale at MORRISON'S Book-
store. dec 29
T AAPIER'S PENINSULA WAR.-Just published
LI and far salon 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 reginmnt, member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Military.Sciences, from the 4th edi-
tion, complete in 4 vols. 8vo., with 55 fine engmavings.
Law and Lawy--s ; or Sketches asd Illustrations of Legal His-
tory and Biography, in 2 vols; Critical and Miscellaneous Wri-
tings of Sir Edward Lytton Bulwer, author of "Pelham,t the
Disowned," &c. ; also, The Pie- Nic Fapors, edited by Boz.
BLACK'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
foeis 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 Encyclopiedia 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-
graphical 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;
France being spread over three large folio maps, Germany over
two, Italy two, Africa four, South America four, Great Britain
four, Ireland three, &c.; together with muh valuable descriptive
information, a Geographical Dictionary, an extensive Index, Sta-
tistics, &s. all brought up to 1841. For sale at an extremelymo-
derate price. A few copies only received. jan 6
PHI LOSOPHY.-Just published and this day received for
sale by F. TAYLOR ; Epitome of the History of Philosophy,
translated from the French by Professor Henry, of the New York
University, 2 volumes, price $1. Also, Enfield's History of Phi-
losophy, from the earliest periods, new edition, complete in one
octavo volume, London. Hitter's History of Ancient Philosophy,
translated from the German, 3 vols. Mackintosh's History of
Ethical Phsilosophy, I vol. Victor Cousin's Introduction to the
History of Philosophy, 1 vol. octave, translated from the French.
Abrege de la vie des plus illustres Philosophes de l'Antiquite, par
Feneluhm, I volume, 26 portraits, price 50 cents, feb 1
M OST CHOICE GARDEN AND FLOWER,
SEEDS FOR SALE.-These Seeds are of the finest
quality, such as will recommends themselves. The most of then
possess the advantage of being raised under the subscriber's own
observation, and when imported they are from confidential cor-
respondents; their accuracy and vitality are therefore expressly
e'r-s nth ,il.
\'t.r,.. persons are not sufficiently conversant with the subject
of gardening to make selections of the varieties bestsuited to
their respective locations and soils, they will please call on the
subscriber, who is a practical gardener; he will with pleasure
give all the necessary information to any one as to the time of
sowing or planting and manner of culture.
N. B. Plants and seed packed with care, so as to be forwarded
to any part of the Union with safety.
JOHN DOUGLAS, Florist and Seedsman,
tCorner of 15th and G streets, opposite State Department.
feb 23-eod2w (Globe)
ASHINGTON FEMALE ACADEMY.-The
present teachers of Capitol Hill Female Seminary, Mr.
and Mrs. TRUE, will, on the first Monday in March, open a Fe-
male Academy in the Masonic Hall, opposite the City Hell. The
room is on the second flior, is spacious, 1;, .. ii(,l'.,ii, r it ated,
and will be tastefully foumished. In m1.,- ,.,.. .l a :i.i..-, may
be pursued that are taught in our colleges and seminaries, North-
ern and Southern.
After the experience of many years in the care and instruction
of ladies, in some of the best and foremost of our institutions, the
most satisfactory improvement may be relied on by parent and
pupil. No effort will be spared by Mr. and Mrs. T. that would
contribute to the moral and intellectual good of ihe pupil.
Tuition in the general English branches $6 per quarter.
Tuition in the higher English branches, with com-
mencement in French or other language $8 do
Highest English, with advance standing in French
or other languages 10 do "
Pupils taught to translate, speak, and writs the modern lan-
guages, for which there will be no extra charge, though taught
in thie best manner. No extras for any thing save 50 cents each
for fuel. Books, &c. at wholesale prices. A good apparatus will
be supplied, by which familiar lectures will be glve Ar ; I- o u
pile in all the natural sciences, f t -. .--,.
A CLOAK TO BE EXCHANGED.-A gentleman
who, by accident, wore away a wrong Cloak from Mr.
Webster's residence on Thursday, desirous to exchange it for his
own, has, for that purf-ose, left it at the office of the National In-
telligencer. feb 28-31
P IHE FASHIONABLE HAT for spring will be open-
ed on the 1st of March.
S. W. HANDY,
feb 28-3t Manufacturer and Importer.
I. SHERMAN'S LOZENGES,-The patentee of
the above useful invention, which has attained a great ce-
lebrity in the Northern cities, being regularly prescribed there by
many physicians, has made his depot for tihe District of Columbia
at the store of Mr. F. TAILOR, Bookseller, Pennsylvania ave-
nue, where those who purchase fior the purpose of retailing will
be supplied at precisely the same rates as if they purchased at the
proprietor's office in New York.
A very liberal discount will be allowed to dealers purchasing
by the quantity. Those most in use are, the Cough Lozenge, the
Camphor Lozenge, and the Worm Lxzenge. feb 28
OR SA IE, a valuable piece of land, within a mile and a
half of the Capitol, containing about forty acres, being a
part of the Brentwood Tract. It would make a first-rate market
I am also authorized to sell a piece of land adjoining the above,
containing about 60 acres, 21 of which are heavily wooded. The
two tracts d e .' i- \ustd make a beautiful farm, commanding a
fine view c if- i.u. For terms, which will be moderate, in-
quire of R. FRANCE,
feb 22-eo3w corner of 6th street and Penn. avenue.
O THlE LADIES.-Ladies are requested to read the
F. PULVERMACHER, (at the store formerly occupied by Mrs.
Abbot, B street, Georgetown,) intending to close his Lace estab-
lishment on Saturday next, will sell his assortment of beautiful
and rich goods at the very lowest prices, as hlie is determined to
sell out before he leaves here. It is certainly werth the attention
of all who desire to purchase to cailan him. From not beingsub-
- tl i.:s the expense of a license where his store is located, he can
.rl ..AJ to sell for less than any other person in the District. He
will make abatements to conform to his moderate expenses. No
other dealer can possibly offer such cheap terms.
F. P. has also for sale many articles of very neat Jewelry,
Shawls, Ribands, &c. feb 22-d5t
ISI STALLS.-Notlce Is hereby given, that on
U Satuirday, the 5th of March next, will be offered for sale at
public auction, to the highest bidder, ell the Pish Stalls in the
Centre Market-houie, for a term ending the 28th February, 1843.
Those Stalls not already under rent to commence the 1st March
next, and those already under rent to commence the 1st April
next, when the present leases expire.
By order of the Mayor :
ROBERT W. DYER & CO.
P.S. Sale to take place at the said Market house, at 9 o'clock
A.M. feb 22
B OARDING.-Mrs. REILY'S house, on Missouri avenue,
near 4J street, in the square opposite Gadsby's, is still un-
occupied. Members of Congress who have not yet selected their
private boarding-hooses are invited to call and inspect it. Tran-
sient visitors can also be well accommodated, as the house is in
the vicinity of the hotels, dec 28-tf
IBERIA SCHOOL.-TnRMS OF I'UITITON: Greek, La-
tin, French, and Spanish, $32 per annum ; Mathematics,
$32; Geography, with use of maps, globes, and their projec-
tions, 825; English Grammar, Arithmetic, &c. $16; tuition and
board, 3110 per annum, payable each session in advance. The
first session commences the 1st Monday in January, and ends the
a1st of July ; the second ends the 21st of December, 1842. Va-
cations of two weeks in August. No deductions for. ime lost by
the pupils; if the teacher should lose any, he wilh deduct.
P. THOSE. RENNEY, Teacher.
Prince William county, Va. feb l-eo3w
OTICE.--All persons indebted to the 'ubscriber for county
N taxes are hereby requested to attend to the payment of
them forthwith, as no further indulgence can or will be given.
Payments can be made at the office of the Clerk of the Corpora-
tion of Georgetown. HENRY TRUNNEL,
feb 24-4t Tax Collector for the county of Washington.
APITOL HILL Select Classical and Mathema-
tical School.-There are a few vacancies in this insti-
tution, which can be filled by early application. FPr terms and
an explanation of the system pursued, reference is made to the
annual catalogue, which has just been published, and may be
seen at the bookstores in the city, at the office of the National
Infelligencer, and at the school room.
CHARLES H. CRAGIN.
Also for sale a number of Long Desks suitable for schools.
Teachers who are wishing such are invited to call.
JP RINCUo'S LI N N %EN Botanic Garden atnd N ur-
series, near New York.-The subscriber, agent for
this establishment, ha-.the catalogues, with the present reduced
prices, of all descriptions of fruit and ornamental Trees and Shrub-
bery, green-house Plants, bulbous Flowers, Roots, splendid Dah-
lias, and garden Seeds of nall kinds, and will receive orders and
transmit them. The articles ordered will be forwarded from
New York to any place desired. About 100,000 of the finest
Mulberries far the silk culture can also be supplied at very low
rates, consisting of the new Circassian, Multicaulis, Expansa,
Elate, and Alpine varieties. Apply to
feb 23-eol4t Bridge street, Georgetown.
tOTICEH.-Being desirous of closing my business in Wash-
S ington, (circumstances having rendered it absolutely neces-
sary) I offer for sale (private) my entire stock of Dn go, Medi-
cines, Paints, Perfumery, Fancy articles, &c. &-. Any one
wishing to commence in this part of thie city, would do well to
give me a call as early as practicable.
feb 23-eo3t Druggist, near the Navy Yard.
ATHEMATICAL TEACHER.-A Lady wishes to
form an engagement as teacher of Mathematics in an insti-
tution in which an extended course is pursued, and in which her
time would chiefly or entirely be occupied in instructing in that
branch. There would be no objection to associate with the duties
of the Mathematical department, either Moral or Intellectual
Philosophy, French or Latin, The Lady referred to is an expe-
rienced teacher, and ample testimonials will be furnished. Ad-
dress Mr. DANIEL GUMMING, Baltimore, Md.
B OARDING HOUSE--To Transient and Perma-
nent Boarders.-Apartments, with, breakfast and tea,
or full board, as may be required, may be obtained at Mrs. CON-
NOR's, north side of Pennsylvania avenue, east of 4* street.
The rooms that are now vacant are large, commuaodious, and com-
fortable, and a ehloice may be had, if immediate application be
made. feb 24neo3t
SITUATION AS TEACHER WANTED.-A young
man possessing sufficient abilities to teach the common ru-
diments of an English education, is desirous of taking charge of
a country school as teacher. The best of recommendations as
to moral habits and abilities will be produced. Address H. 0.,
Post office, Washington. feb 25-3t
^(2ATAL-OGUE OF 300,000 VOLUMES.-The
Catalogue of Books, in sme volume of the extraordinary bulk
of 2, 100 pages, recently published by Henry G. Bobo, Nos. 4 and
5 York street, Covent Garden, London, exhibits a stock of more
than 300,000 volumes, in every department of literature, and in
most languages, with the prices annexed, and numerous bibliogra-
phical notices. It has been presented to various public libraries
in the United States, where it may be referred to,
Orders for Books, and communications for Henry G. Bohn, may
be addressed to him as above, and sent direct to London, or to the
REGISTER'S OFFICE, WASHINITONT FeB. 25, 1842.
ASSIZE OF BREAD FOR MARCH.-The cash
price of Superfine Flour in the county of Washington
is from $6 to 36 50, and the weight of bread sold in the city for
the next month is required by law to be-
For a single loaf 22 ounces
For a double loaf 44 ounces
C. H. WILTBERGER,
jan 26-Iw Register.
L ANDRETH'S WARRANTED Garden Seeds.-
Just received a full assortment of Laudreth's Warranted
Garden and Flower Seeds, the crop of 1841, for the vitality and
good quality of which he holds himselfresponsible.
For salo by A. GARDINER,
feb 26-3t F, between 9ih and 10th streets.
ORPIORATION 6 PER CENT. STOCK FOR
C SALE, in sums to suit purchasers. Apply to
feb 26-3t JOHNSON & CALLAN.
Ja FOR RENT, a neatand comfortable two-story frame
House, situated on the north side of Massachusetts av-
enue, between 41h and 5th streets. Posses ion can be
had immediately. For further information inquire at the house
Also, for sale some very beautiful building lots in the Northern
Liberties, and two small frame houses. The above lots will be
sold on easy terms to persons desirous of purchasing.
L L IMUSIC just received.-Just received by T. J.
I PALMER, Music Saloon. 9th street, 4 d ors from Penn-
sylvania avenue, a large assortment of new Musical put Llications ;
amongst which are choice Sonfs, Waltzes, Marches, &c. together
with selections from tilahe most popular Operas.
Also, The Old Elm," written and composed by J. H. Hewitt.
This song is ornamented with a beautiful vignette, and bids fair
to become one of the most popular efforts of our native composer.
..i.. ... Rosenkrantz Pianos, Piano Stools, and a variety
of .t, i. .. fehl 26-31
I1LORIST, NURSERYMAN, AND SEEDS-
I' MAW.-SAMUEL FEAST informs the public that Ihe
has in his collection a large assortment of every description of
Green House, Hot House, Parlor, and hardy ornamental Trees,
Shrubs, and Plants, such as numerous varieties of Camellia, Ja-
ponicas, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Geraniums, Roses, and every
variety ofornamental flowering Plants. Among them are a large
number of new Camellias, Azaleas, and Roses, of superior kinds,
and to be found in no other collect on" Among the new Roses ai ce
the Beauty of the Prairies, the Baltimore Belle, and the Perpet-
ual. These are the most splendid roses ever produced in Ame-
rica. The same may be said of bis new Camellias and Azaleas.
GARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS, a completeassortment,
embracing every good kind, such as cabbage, turnip, garden
peas and beans, beets, carrots, parsnips, celery, asparagus, sugar
beet, &c., and of Flawer Seeds all kinds, annual, biennial, and
Nurserymen and gardeners supplied at wholesale on terms as
liberal as at any other establishment in America.
Orders, received by mail or otherwise, promptly and carefully
executed at the Green House, corner of Charles and Saratoga
streets, or at the Nursery, Franklin street, west of Cove street,
Baltimore. feb 26-3t
N-ITUATION WANTED.-A young woman, who can
produce the best of recommendations, wishes to procure a
situation as housekeeper, or as seamstress, &c.
A line addressed to C. B. and left at this office, w l reach the
advertiser, felt 22-eo3t
A YOUNG LADY desires a situation as teacher. She
has had experience in this employment both in New Eng
land and at the South, and will be happy to forward testimonials
of character, qualifications, &c. to nay who may be wishing to
employ a teacher. Address, post paid, L. M. N., Washinigton,
D. C. feb 22--eo3t
ff O 0 CAPITALI STS.-lBy authority of the Orphans' Court
of Washington county, D. C., I will sell for cash, on Satur-
day, the 26lth day of February, 1842, at 41 o'clock P. M., at R.
W. Dyer & Co.'s Auction Room, in the city of Washington,
815,185 32 certificates of debt due by the Mexican Republic, or so
much thereof as will pay the debts of Abraham Miller, deceased,
late of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The certificates are issued by the United Slates Treasury De-
partment, on the awards of the United States and Mexican Com-
missioners, now in session in this city. and are payable on the sur-
render of a certificate to tie United States Treasury Department,
"either in money or Mexican Treasury notes, bearing interest at
the rate of 8 per centum per annum." They are in sums from
$500 to $1,200. JOHN C. RIVES,
feb 22-eo3t Executor of A Miller, deceased.
LUST PUBLISHED, and f)r sale by R. FARNHAM,
corner of llth street and Pennsylvania avenue, RULES
AND REGULATIONS IN BANKRUPTCY, adopted by the
Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Columbia
for the said District, prepared by Ihe Judges of the said Court.
This is an important pamphlet, and should be in the possession of
every man of business, and is necessary for those who intend to ,
avail themselves of the benefits of the Bankrupt Act, and of those
who may anet as counsel for bankrupts. Price 50 cents, feb 22
v11 MEMBERSOF CONGRESS.-DEMOC(RATIC
3. REVIEW.-A set of thi- very valuable work, from the
commencement, is for sale at GARRET ANDERSON'S.
Sets of the Democratic Review being exceedingly scarce, in
consequence of the destruction of all the back numbers by fire,
and not to be protcured, the present opportunity is not likely to
occur again, feb 22-eo3t
V5B'RUSTEE'S SALE.-On Wednesday, the !31 day of
U- March next, between the hours of 4 and 6 P. M., on the
premises, I will cffer for sale at public auction, to the highest bid-
der therefore, that beautiful Square numbered 326, in the city of
The terms of sale will be, one-third cash, and the balance in
equal instalments, with interest at two and four months, the pur-
chaser to give his notes for such deferred payments, secured by c
deed of trust to me upon the same property, with power to sell
for cash or on credit on his failing to pay either of said notes, and
interest, and upon his executing and delivering such notes and
deed of trust, I will simultaneously execute and deliver to him a
deed in fee for the property.
feb 21-3tawts&ds JOS. H. BRADLEY, Trustee.
FOR RENT, on 7 tl street, thie Store and Dwelling House
at present occupied by Mr. Thomas Owen, opposite the
Patent Office, which can be had immediately. Apply at the Fac-
tory of BATES & BROrHERS, G street.
A good white hand on a Farm wanted immediately. Apply as
above. [LBait. Sun] feb 23-eed3t
R AN AWAY from the subscriber on the 22d of February,
f 1842, near Port Tobacco, a slave negro boy by the name of
JOHN CONDRO; he is about 5 feet 2 or 3 inches high, is tal
erably black, has thick African lips, full white eyes; had on when
lie left white twilled cotton andl yarn roundabout and pantaloons,
blue cloth vest,-and is I. rt0.l. stout built, very thick ankles,
and big feet. I will give i i ,ken in the county, or 310 iftaken
out ef it, and brought home or put in jtil, so that I get him
again. WM. W. COX,
feb 25-eo3t Charles county, Maryland.
SREISS, Proteasor of Vocal aia Instrumental
1H Music, respectfully announces to the inhabitants of
Washington, that he is prepared to give lessons on the Piano and
Guitar. Orders left at his Music and Fancy Store will he prompt-
ly attended to. feb 22-eolw
DRY GOODS AT VERY REDUCED PRICES.
WALL & SASSCER, Pennsylvania avenue, corner of 7th
street, wishing to reduce their stock of good-, will sell them at
such prices as never were heard of before in this city. They
Moiusselines de Laines at 121 cts. per yatd, worth 311
White Cotton Hose tt 181 cts. worth 25
Black Worsted do, plain and ribbed, 25 ets. per pair
Calicoes at 8 c's. worth 12j, warranted not to fade
Blatk and White Calicoes, very pretty and ch ap
Linen-cambric Handkerchief, frrin 18- c's. to $1 50
Hemstitche.l Linen cambric Hatdkerchiefb, very fine, St
Blanket Shawls, $2, worth S3
Broctie tnd Satin fnce".d Shawls, S2 50
Ladies' Plaid and Chete Cravwts at 621 cts.--a splendid
LIdies' Plaid and Ribbed Black and White Silk Hose, very
Colored Dress Silks, from 6G cts. to 31 25
A few beautiful patterns Chess do
Black and Blue Figured and Plain do, from 75 cts. tp
Gentlemen's super Figured Silk Chene Vestings
Do do Plain Black Satin
Black, Blue-black, and Fancy Casnimeres, uncommonly
Blue, Black, Brown, Olive, Invisible Green, and Drab
Cloths, all prices
With a general assortment of foreign and domestic fancy and
staple Dry Goods, a~l of which will be sold uncommonly low,
as we are determined to reduce our stock of goods by the spring.
Virginia money taken at par for goads, but not in payment of
accounts feb 18--eolw
VALUABLE IMPROVED PROPERTY.-For
sale, the following truly valuable property in aqtare No. 255 :
Lot No. I and part of No. 2, the improvements being two two-
story brick dwelling houses, with back buildings ; and two conve-
nient frame houses, nearly new, and in good order. Also, a va-
catt lot, No. 14, fronting about 36 feet on 13* street, and 72 feet
6 inches deep. One dwelling fronts on 13j street, the other on
This is a good opportunity of making a safe and profitable in-
vestntent. The situation is healthy, near the public offices, and
immediately south of Pennsylvania avenue. The houses have
not been vacant one week since they wore btilt, and we asve no
doubt they will bring a much higher rent than they do tow. They
will be sold together or separate.
For further particulars inquire of
feb25-eo6t R. W. DYER & CO.
OUNT ST. VINCENT'S, Baltimore.-The Public
are informed that this Institution, delightfully situated on
Harford avenue, and directed by Sisters of Charity, is design-
ed to promote the comfort and effect the restoration of persons,
whether mentally or corporallyafflicted. The house has recently
been considerably enlarged. Independently of other advantages,
this institution is recommended by the healthiness ef itse location,
the excellence of its water, and its contiguity to the Sulphur
The professional gentleman in attendance is one of acknow-
ledged skill, both Medical and Surgical. It is, however, perfectly
compatible with the regulations of the house for patients to see the
physician of their choice, should they have a preference.
PROPOSALS FOR COAL.
NAVY COMMISSIOSEas' OFFICE,
FEBRUARY 17, 1842.
P ROPOSALS, sealed and endorsed, will be received at
this office until 3 o'clock P. M. of the 10th March next, for
furnishing and delivering, for the use of the Naval service of the
United States, seven thousand tons of Bituminous Coal, (2,240
pounds to each ton,) in the following proportions at each of the
following navy yards, viz :
2,000 tons at the navy yard, Gosport, Virginia.
2,000 tons at the navy yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts.
3,000 tons at the navy yard, Brooklyn, New York.
One-half the respective quantities deliverable at each of said
navy yards must be delivered on or before the 1st day of May
next, one half theb remainder on or before the 1st June next, and
the residue on or before the 1st July next.
Said Coal must be from American mines, must be of the best
quality, screened, lean, very free from foreign substances, and
particularly from sulphur.
Said Coal must be delivered at the respective navy yards afore-
said, at the risk and expense cf the contractor, subject to such
inspection as the Commissioners of the Navy may authorize or
direct, and must be entirely satisfactory to them, or to the com
'mandants or commanding officers respectively of said yards.
In case of failure on the part of the contractor to furnish and
deliver the said Coal in the proportions and at thle periods above
named, the Officers or Agents of the Navy shall be authorized to
purchase such quantities as shall be required to supply the defi-
ciencies, and tny excess of cost over the price agreed to be paid
bythe contracts to be entered into, shall be charged to and paid
to the contractor.
Bonds in one-third the estimated amount of thy respective con-
tracts will be required, with two approved sureties, and ten per
centum in addition will be withheld from the amount of each de-
livery made, as collateral security for their faithful performance,
which will on no account be paid until the contracts are complied
with in all respects, and which will be forfeited to the use and
benefit of the United States in the event of failures to complete
the deliveries. After ij1i;n,, .i,. deduction often per centum,
payment of the balance ..-l t.. -,.ie by the United States within
thirty days after the Coal shall have been inspected, approved,
and received ; and bills for the same (duly authenticated by cer-
tificates of inspection, by receipts of the respective Navy Store.
keepers at said navy yards, and by the approval of the respective
commandants or commanding officers of said yards,) shall be pre-
sented to the Navy Agent, by whom payment is to be made.
j3 To be published three times a week until 10th March in
the National Intelligencer, Madisonian, Globe, Army and Navy
Chronicle, District of Columbia; Boston Atlas, Massachusetts;
New York Express, New York Commercial Advertiser, New
York; American Sentinel, North American, Daily Advertiser at
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Repoter at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ;
Baltimore Sun, Baltimore American, Maryland ; Norfolk and
Portsmouth Herald, Richmond Enquirer, Petersburg Intelligen-
cer, Virginia. feb 18-3tawlOMar
THE TRUE WHIG,
A weekly political journal, price ONZ DOLLAR a year, payable
invariably in advance. Published at the city of Washington by
CALVIN COLTON, Editor and Proprietor.
The money of all sound banks of the Union, usually current
for their nominal amount in the States and places from which they
are sent, is received in payment. Remit ances may be mane
through postmasters at the risk of the proprietor ; but no letters
are lifted from the postoffice unless post paid or free.
Circuit Court ofthe District nfColumbia tir thg coun-
ty of Washtingtoun.-ln Chancery.
Charlas F. Osborne,
William T. Stockton and Elisha Whittlesey, Auditor Past Office
rT HE 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-
,. j, uInJer -.ilr .:is with the Post Office Department for the
,... ']i, .n 'i si: 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, und.r 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 %a ,- ms.-.. .I;it,l, r. -nzluded between the comn-
plainant and the ,.-i. .-Ln ki: ,, with the full knowledge, .
consent, and approbation of the Post Office Department; and ihiit
in pursuance thereof, the complainant advanced money and a"-
-itmed responsibilities which he has since been compelled to m.,t,
to and for said defendant Stockton, to the amount of fifteen thoun-
The complainant exhibits with his bill, as part thereof, a certain
better, written by the defendant Stockton, and now produced flora
the files of the Post Office Department, addressed to Amos Kern-
dall, then Postmaster General, and dated Chirlottesville, October
27, 1839 ; and also a certain other letter of the said defendant, aI-
diressed to C. K. Gardiner, Auditor, &c. and dated on the 23d day
ofthesane month of October, in pursuance of an arrangeirintt
to that effect made between the parties at the Post Office l)epart-
ment, and with the knowledge, concurrence, and approbatlo ,,f
the said Department, and particularly of the said C. K. Gardtet,
then Auditor thereof, requesting, as well on the behalfof the siid
defendant Stockton, so of W. T. Stockton & Co. thatthe mail pay
subsequent to tie 1st October, 1839, be paid to the coamplainanlt,
that undei the said letters the said Departmentdid ratify and confirm
ihe said arrangement, end did recognize the validity of the said
conlraet, and orders, and directions, and in pursuance thereof did
pay to the complainant various sums, in the said bill more particu-
larly stated and shown; that a certain draft of the said Stockton &
Go. in favor of B. W. Stokes, was paid out of the said fund, with
the consent of the complainant; tha; ,i :. i'r nrl, for more pre-
cise specification, on or about the Z",rh Pri,'ujr 1840, the said
Stockton drew three several drafts upon the said Gardiner, Audi-
tor. &c. in favor of the complainant, two of them fir $6,000 each,
and the other for $3,000, "payable out of any money then due, or
which might grow (rue, t3 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,
.. .- It; 1 r;i.r i.i orders, and not upon the said drafts, the
rit,- i ', -"li.tihtsum has been since applied, without the
consent of the complainant, to the partial satisfaction of the said
drafts; that on oraboutthe 15th June, 1840, the defendant Stockton
addressed a letter to the said De' ,rti.-r,,, rl.-.- r,;,a eounter-
mand his said orders, and to r`rr.I t.-' il' j -1. i it .,.-, I drafts,
and to deprive the complainant of the security so as sforesaid, with
the consent of the Department, pledged to and relied upon by him
for the re-payment of the said loan, there being due t- him at the
time of such attempted countermand more than 88,000 Th, bill
charges confederation, &SeC. and that the complainant is entitled
to be paid out of the mail pay pledged as aforesaid ; and that the
same has been and is unjustly and against conscience withhbeld
from him by the said Stockton, and the said Gardiner, and the
said Whittlesey, successor to the said Gardiner.
The bill prays for an accountof 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 injune-
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 formasmuch as it is alleged in the said bill, and appears to
the Court, that the said Stockton doth not reside within the Ijuris-
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, Anne Domiui, 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 Stackton 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, asuch publication being duly made, that the said bill and the
matters and allegations thereof be taken pro confesso against the
said defendant. By order of the Court.
Test: W. BRENT, Clerk,
Coxa & CARLLtLB, Solicitors fur comlilainant.
jUPEBIOR PERFUMElIY.-VThe most extensive as-
'9 sortment of choice Perfumery kept for sale in the District
may be found at STATIONERS' SIALL, and at the most reason-
able prices, feb 21-d4w
i^'UBE AMAZONIAN REPUUILIC, recently discov-
U- ered in the interior of Peru, by ex-midshipman Timothy
Savage, B. C. Thas work given an account of the discovery ofa
people in the great plain of Interior Peru, who are governed by a
legislature of women, with a description oftheir country and its
productions, and a sketch of their ancient history, showing that
women can be taught to keep secrets as well as to perform the
parts of brave warriors on the field of battle; with remarks on the
Government, commerce,iterature, and customs of the Amazonians,
who strongly resemble, in many respects, certain classes in the
Model Republic" of the North. Just received, and for sale at
the bookstore of R. FARNHAM,
jan 31 Corner of 11th street and Penn. avenue.
JI ES. ANNE E. BRONAUGH can accommodate se-
I veral gentlemen with or without their families at her
B. -,dn.j house, on New Jersey avenue, south of the Capitol,
.a,! I Hill. feb l-eo7t
O OFFICIAL NAVY REGISTER for 182--A few
copies for sale at the countin'-room of the Army and Navy
Chronicle, on 17th street, opposite the Navy Department.
AI9 DOLLARS REWARD.-Stolen from a gentle-
1j L man's house on Thursday evening a valuable Gold Re-
peating Watch, rather flat, with a gold face.
The above reward will be paid for the detection of the thief
and the recovery of the article. Apply to Mr. Jno. Wilson, cor-
ner of 14th and G streets. feb26-3t
J AMES C. WILSON has filed his petition for the benefit
of the Bankrupt Law, which petition will be heard be-
fore the Circuit Court of tilhe District of Columbia, sitting in
Bankruptcy, it the Court-room in Washington county, on Monday,
the twenty-first day of March next, at 10 o'clock A. M. when and
where all persons interested may appear and show cause, if any
they have, why the prayer of the said petitioner should not be
granted. By order of the Court.
Test: WM. BRENT,
Clerk Circuit Court, Washington county, D. C.
g This has been forced on the applicant by old commercial
transactions for others feb 26-31
EDWARD SIMMS, Wine Merchant.
many instances of t e r contempt which the tritiah -
Governm have shown for. 'w of nations, in the course TWENTY-SEVENTII CONGRESS
NATIONAL INTEI E NCER. suli heir ma ewrfares. B ar. S. thinks that, under
Certain limitln and restriction this right of search may SECOND SESSION.
.. . . . . . . . b e s a fe ly g r a n l ] t o t h e B r itis h c r u is e r s T o j u d g e w ith a n y
The following Letter is given to our readers, as tolerable correct ess of the probable result of any concession MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1842.
was the article to which it refers, at the request of this kind, one must clearly understand the intention, inter-
of a respected friend who has placed it in our est, feeling, and spirit of the party to whom its execution is to
be encrusted. If we were to place a dirk and pair of pistols IN SENATE.
hands: in the hands of a Quaker, we might fairly conclude that he The PRESIDENT of the Senate announced the following
LeTTe r PROM A GENTLEMAN OF VERMONT TO A MEMBERS or would not make an improper use of them; but place the same as the Committee on Retrenchment, to be added to the stand-
CotnaEss. instruments in the hands of a bravo, the probable consequence ing committees of the Senate : Mr. MOREHEAD, chairman,
DEABSS Svwould be that he would dirk or shoot the first man against Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. FULTON, Mr. MILLER, Mr. SPRAGOE.
DEaa Sta: In your favor of the 12th ultimo, you refer me whom he had a resentment, or whose property he wished to Also, communicated a resolution from the Legislative Coun-
to an article in the National Intelligencer on the right of possess. We all know the deep spirit of jealousy with which cilof Iowa, in relation to the preservation ofthe present North-
search, signed C. S," a prominent lawyer of Boston. I the British nation view the rivalry of any other people in any ern boundary line, as established between the half-breed Sac
suppose the object of this reference was intended to convince branch of commerce. It is equally well known that her na- and Fox Inudians.
me of the error of my opinion in regard to the danger that val officers are strongly imbued with this feeling, and that The following letter, transmitted by the Hon. FaNKsIN
this spirit of supremacy has been encouraged by their naval PmERac to the President of the Senate, was then read:
would be likely to result from any concession to Great Bri- song of "Britannia rules the waves," and others, and by
lain, by treaty stipulations, to search our vessels under any the motto of their naval chronicle, which modestly declared H WASHINGTON, FEBsUARYav 28, 1842.
circumstances whatever. It was not so fair to pit a man who that no ship on the ocean sails but by England's permission, Sot: saying m formed the Governor of New Hampshire that
had spent the first twenty-five years of his active life in mer- until those naval officers believe that no other flags have coins vacant by resignation, I have thought proper to communi-
rights on the ocean but their own, and generally treat them cate the fact to you and the Senate.
antile pursuits, and the at thirty-two years in farming as interlopers or marauders who are interfering with the right- In severing tie regions tht have so long subsisted between
against this giant of the law. Whilst, from sixteen to twen- ful claims of Great Britain to an exclusive commerce. I,- e. n,m I.. ... with whom I have been associated, my feelings of
ty-one, he was drinking from the fountain of knowledge at To men who are deeply impressed with this spirit, Mr .. ... r... .r. will readily be appreciated by those who know
Harvard, I, at the same age, was poring over the debtor and S. would leave the unprotected merchantmen of the Unit- that, in all my intercourse during trie time I have been a member
creditor side of a ledger, and casting up accounts in Virgi- ed States, and trust to their sense of justice and forbear- of the body, no unpleasant occurrence has ever taken place to
srrotance to execute this delicate right of search. Why, sir, I lSturb for a moment niy agreeable relations with any individual
nia. Prom twenty-one to twenty-seven, while he was study- would as soon trut my flock of sheep to thie justice and for- Senator.
ing the dusty volumes of the jurists of England, and occas- bearance of a pack of wolves. We have already had three or With a desire for the peace and happiness of you all, for which
saionally exhilarating himself with a snuff of the powder from four examples of their justice and forbearance in searching nowin the fullness of my heart, 1 find no firms of expression, I
. .. ,T iiri i .-ir vp~sla nn ha rrml nf f frin, nhithetthe honor to be," wittehhooretoieghest honsideratoniideationryoureoedeen
their big wigs, I was snuffing up the dust of the Long Wharl our vessels on the coast of Africa, without the shadow of a servant, FRANKLIN PIERCE
in Boston as a navigation merchant. What an odds I Latin right being conceded to them ; and, from such examples, what Hon. SAMUEL L SOUTHARD, President ofthe Senate.
can we expect if we grant them the rightI I say, taste not,
and Greek, rhetoric, logic, and law, against plain debtor and touch not the pernicious thing ; for, from my personal know- On motion of Mr. KING, the letter was ordered lo be en-
creditor. Learning, and an acuteness ef sophistry which ledge of the feelings of the British naval officers, rest assured tered on the journal.
would teach a man adroitly to turn black into white, against that if we do, it will be followed by the most injurious conse- The following memorials and petitions were presented and
little plain common sense, and some practical observation quences. Beters by far, go to the expense of sending two appropriately referred:
or three small, fast-sailing American cruisers on the coast of By Mr. WRIGHT : From Rachel Morsey, for a pension.
upon men and things. He begins with a startling array of Africa, to aid in breakingupthe detestableslavetradeon that By Mr. BUCHANAN: Thirty memorials from the ciy
names on his side of the question-my Lord Palmerston, my coast, with strict orders not to examine a vessel under the and county of Philadelphia, anti Bedford, Lancaster, and
Lord Aberdeen, and Sir Win. Scott-to prove the justice of British flag, and with an equally strict prohimiiion on our part other counties, in the State of Pennsylvania, all asking the
the British pretensions to the British right of search. Now, against a British cruiser's examining a vessel under the Ame- necessary protection or iron, and stating that the manufacture
he might have added to the array the names of my Lord rican flag, so far at least as British cruisers can be restrained cannot exist under a less duty than that of 1829, which they
Hawksbury, my Lord Liverpool, and my Lord Casllereagh, by governmental arrangements. The utmost that can ba ask may be imposed.
and twenty other Lords and Judges of Admiralty, who pretended is, that it is a belligerent right, to be exercised with By Mr. LINN: From A. H. Evans, asking confirmation
would have testified to the justice and reasonableness of this justice and moderation. But when the war, from 1793 to to a certain land claim.
a Aleo s o fro J. B. Mc
claim on the part of Great Britain. But this is only present 1812, affords us so many examples of the most outrageous Also, from J. B. McKoun, of Missouri, asking compensa-
ing the English side of the argument, backed by a special abuse of this belligerent claim, nothing but the most short- lion fir the construction of certain United States buildings at
plea of Mr. S. in support of it. As an American citi sighted weakness and credulity could blind us to the conse- Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
zen, I should have expected that Mr. S. would have looked quences of conceding such a right in a time of peace. By Mr. HENDERSON: Resolution from the Legislature
at some of the arguments put forth during the administra With high respect, I remain, dear sir, your most obedient of Mississippi, asking a speedy settlement of the claims, upon
tions of Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, in opposition servant, W.J. principles nf justice and equity, to the land ceded under the
to it, and then fairly stated them, to have enabled the Amer treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek.
ican public to come to an enlightened decision on the subject. BOSTONi ICE IN BOMBAY, AND BOMBAY COT- Also, from citizens of Mississippi, against the repeal or
If I understand him right, his proposition is, that there can TO INN 1SE TO OM A, N. postponement of the bankrupt law.
benodanger in granting to Great Britain the right of search TON IN BOSTON. By Mr. WALKER: From citizens of Mississippi, re-
under certain limitations. This may be true, provided we monstrating against any repeal or postponement of the bank-
could confine the naval officers of Great Britain within those t'ROM THE BOSTON ATLASI,. rupt law.
limitations; but, once grant the right, what means have we The Secretary of the Treasury has not yet begun to in- By Mr. BAYARD: Asking to have the papers of the
of restraining the British naval officers from an arbitrary elude IcE in the yearly account of the exports. Perhaps watchmen of the Capitol and Executive buildings taken from
abuse of the granted power Mr. S. says that the officers there is a doubt about the head under which it should be the files, and referred to he Committee on Public Buildings.
can be punished; but can, and will, in practice, have very placed in the report. We would suggest that it be placed By Mr. PORTER: From citizens of Michigan, in rela-
different meanings. Will he be pleased to point out a single under that of "Exports of Domestic Produce-Products of tion to a mail route.
instance in which the British Government have punished a the Sea." The sales of the exports of that article, from this REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES.
British officer for the most outrageous violation of this claim- vicinity, amount to about six hundred thousand dollars a By Mr. GRAHAM, from the Committee on Pensions:
ed right of search 1 I presume that no American will pre- year. An unfavorable report on the claim of Enoch Dearborn.
tend to assert that the sovereignty of our country was not Even the sanguine expectations of the enterprising gentle- Alsu, from the Comittee of Claims: House DearbilO for the
most grossly violated by Admiral Berkeley in enforcing this man who first originated, and has since, in a great measure, relief of Francis McCauley and John L. Cline, without
pretended right of search against an American frigate. Wa controlled this trade, could not have foreseen what has been amendment, and recommending their passage.
he punished? No. He was rewarded by being promoted realized. That Massachusetts Ice should be selling in the By Mr. SMITH, of Indiana, from the Comittee on
from an inferior to a superior station ; and by being placed markets of Calcutta and Bombay, at a moderate price, and Public Lands: An unfavorable report on the claim of Jo.
in command of the second squadron, in point of dignity, in that it should be in common use here, was as improbable an seph Bohev.
the British service. Was there ever a British officer pun- event fifteen years ago, as it would have been, sixty years By Mr. 'WRIGHT, from the Commitee of Claims : An
ished for boarding our vessels, examining our seamen, tear. ago, that Calcutta Indigo should be sold in the London nunfavnrable report on the chim of Littleton Dennis Teackle.
ing up the protections of the most able-bodied men in pre- market. No one would have believed it, because it never had By Mr. PHELPS, from the Committee on Revolutionary
sence of the captains, mates, and crew, and then forcibly been done. Clams Unfavorable reports on the claims of Robert White
taking the seamen aboard their men-of-war, and there keep. We see what has been brought about. From a single Cand Jo ntora epors on t clta i of Robertbfor te
ing them to fight their battles ? I defy Mr. S. or any one chest the impart of Indigo has increased to nearly the whole and oh Spotsford, executors of Capt. Jo. Spotford.
else to point out a solitary instance in which an officer has consumption of Great Britain-while our own, with which RESOLUTIONS.
been cashiered, or even censured, for this insult to the na. they were formerly supplied, has been driven from the market. Mr. PRENTISS offered the following resolution, which
tional flag, and this violation of the rights of American citi- The demand for our Ice has created a supply from this quar- was considered and adopted :
zens. I was not at all surprised that Sir William Scott, in, ter, as regular in Bombay and Havana as in Boston-and the "Resolved, That thie Committee on Commerce be instructed to
one of his admirable judgments," should assert this bellige- consumption of it is rapidly increasing, so that it has become inquire into the expediency of authorizing the appointment of ani
rent right of search in its greatest latitude; and "that it an article of prime necessity in Southern markets, additional number of inspectors of the customs beyond the num-
naturally carries with it all the means necessary to its exer- It would have been difficult, two years ago, to have con- ber now allowed by law in the District of Vermont.
cise," and that "any injuries that may casually arise to pro- vinced a Southern Cotton grower that his staple would have Mr. KING, agreeably to notice, introduced a joint reso-
perty or persons of the neutral ship, are to be regarded as found competition in the Liverpool market with the inferior lution authorizing the Postmaster General to settle the claim
misfortunes, to be borne where they fall, and carrying wi:h production of the East Indies. It is only the light that has of George Whitman, a contractor, on principles of equity
'them no personal liabilities." Now let us see the conse been thrown on this subject, oflate, with the knowledge that and justice.
quencesin practice that resulted from this admirable judge the British Government is making a decided, and, thus far, a [ t'lis resolution was subsequently read a third time and
meant Why, that hundreds of American vessels were sent successful effort, to supply themselves from their own Colo.- passed.]
into British ports, because British commanders chose to sue nies, that has excited attention in this country. Theimprove- The resolution heretofore offered by Mr. PEncE, in relation
pect them ; and alter feeing proctors and encountering other ment in quality of the Bengal Cotton has been so great, and to tihe custom house investigation, having been taken up-
expenses incident to a trial, it being found that there was no the demand so much increased, that the quantity brought Mr. MANGUM said it would be remembered that the re-
just cause of condemnation, the vessel and cargo were re Into Bombay, for sale, last year, was 174,$12,755 lihs or solution before the Senate was under consideration some days
eased, mostly accompanied with the declaration that, as there 478,600 bales, calling 3J cwt. a bale-a lareer quantity than since. It had been designed by him to have called it up
wamjust ground of suspicion, the vessels and cargoes should the whole product of the United States in 1825, by 5,000,000 during the last week, but no opportunity had offered itself.
be liable for the costs of court; which, with port charges, lbs. The increase of its consumption in England has been He now moved that the resolution be taken up, and amended
light money, &c. generally amounted from one hundred to eighteen times greater than the American, though our own as he should propose, and which amendment he had no doubt
five hundred pounds sterling, besides sailors' wages, expense has increased so rapidly. would be acquiesced in by the mover (Mr. PIERcE) if he was
of provisions, demurrage, and the much miore serious injury To take advantage oftwo remarkable changes in the course in his place in the Senate. When the resolution was under
of the loss of a good market. Thousands of sailors, too, of trade, the experiment will be tried of bringing Cotton from consideration before, it had met with no opposition from his
were impressed, upon suspicion of their being Englishmen, Bombay into this market, in return for the Ice which we send side of thire Senate, except upon the ground that it did not
for the very conclusive reason that they spoke the English there. We noticed, in this paper, some time since, the possi- propose an inquiry extended enough.
language, and were able-bodied men; and these imprese) ability of bringing Cotton here, in certain states of the Liver- Mr. M.'s amendment was then read, as follows:
Americans were detained in the service until our warofl 1812 pool market, and when it is difficult to obtain freight. At the "And particularly any rder, letter, or other commnnication in.
When they were sent to English prisons, because they rfus' lowest rate of freight between here and New Orleans, say J dictating what period in tie custor-house service was to be inves-
ed to fight against their own country, and were there detain ct. a pound, Cotton will pay better to bring from Bengal thae tigated; wihet.. n t;1. both the late and present administra-
ed as prisoners of war. In this same admirable judgment" Sailtpetre, or the average frtights from there, and it will not tons of that ....-i, ..I pu'liic service, and all the orders on
it is likewise broadly asserted that the British belligerent may cost more to bring it here than to carry it to Englandl. the subject; whether atiny order or communication, or other inti-
overhaul the papers of the neutral, examine her cargo tode Whether the first experiment be successful or not, it will ol- nation, countermandir.. r ._i,- investigation of the present
tmrmine wether it is contraband of war, or enemies' proper timately be done. If it be successful, of course it will be fol- administration of that- .r. t... i ,. service, or in any way giving
ty ; and any damage that may ensue from this detention and lowed up another year ; and, if not, the attention of shippers, or indicating a direction to the inves-tigation proposed, has been
breaking out of the cargo does not involve the cruiser in an) being once turned to the article, there can be no doubt it will given to the Commissioners or any of tihein ; anrd, if so, to furnish
trespass or wrong, or in any liability to costs andn damage ; result favorably at pome future time. Our market is, not On- the Senate with such orders, correspondence, and the report, and
and, by way of a rhetorical flourish, a proviso is added "ifit frequently, higherthan the Liverpool, orany foreign market; letters or commuonicaions ftorn said Coomnissioners, or
any oure or m-ore of" thtamum to thre Presidemnt, or Secretory of ihe
is done with prudence and with as little harshness as possi this has been the case, a greater part of the time, for the last "rea sury, and the replies and orders consequent thereupon to
hise." It follows that if a British commander chooses to sus five years, thIe asnid Commssioners, or either of them, touching or in regard
pact that there are twenty barrels of tar, or twenty barrels oh At present, we shall have the duty to contend with ; but, to said inveostigatio,, or the scope of it." I
gunpowder, or twenty cannon, st the bottom of the hold of a if our Southern friends will only be consistent enough, in tliei Mr. WOODBURY remarked that, before his colleague
vessel of five hundred tons, he will have the right to break principles of free trade, to allow it to be repealed in the reui- had left the city, fie iar] informed him of his willingness to
out as much of the cargo as he chooses, and, after he finds sion of the tariff, we shall have no obstacle in the way. aquiesce in the proposed amendment. 'The amendment was
nothing contraband, leave the vessel to her fate wilh proba- This was proposed at the Extra Session, but was not car- tera n the rolo asmend w l uaed
bly a crew shortened by two or three impressed sailors, to re- ried into effect, the Southern Representatives being unwilling Mr. MERRIK moved to take up te joint resolute on
stow the cargo in the best way they can; and that if the to allow it to be reduced below the horiz motal scale of 20 per submitted some days since, to thake upeffect that jno amendmenton
American neutral is lost or cast away in consequence of not cent. With that impediment out of the way, we may carry which proposes to appropriate money tot called for by some
being able properly to restow the cargo, owing to her beint on an independent trade, which will be most advantageous p -eitn as be m oi not called for by nome I
thus short-handed, why this "admirable argument" asserts to us as well a- to those who receive our products, appropr-exiation e made in either oubill.e to any general
that the British commander is not to be liable for the da The appropriation bil.to take up being agreed o-
mages, because the British commander had a right to search CAPITOL HILL SEMINARY FOR YO NG Ar amendment was offered by Mr. MANGUM, o the
if there was cause of suspicion, of which cause of suspicion LADIES, rect that it do not apply to the persons employed by either
he is to be the solejudge. From this we are to infer that the T HE Trustees inform the patrons of this Institution that its "echat use do not apply to the persons employed by either
ship's papers are to afford no evidence whatever, although it studies will be suspended for a few days after the close ol ous
is well known that a manifest of a ship's outward cargo is the present week. They are pleased to be enabled to announce After some remAGrk from Messrs. MERRICK, LINN,
exhibited at our custom-house, there to be sworn to and that they have engaged the services of Mrs. Matilda W. Dana as KING, and MANGUM it was, at the suggestion of Mr.
hata clearance i given in conformity therewith thai Principal ofthe Seminary, and that she will enter upon the duties EVANS, laid over until to-morrow-Mr. E. intimating that
that a clearane ie given in conformity therewith; that bil on the tst of April, if not sooner, he had an amendment to offer.
of lading are to be made out specifying every article of mer The great experience and well-known ability of this lady as a Mr. KERR asked to take up the bill from the House re.
chandise on board tIhe vessel, and that any false represent teacher, enables h Trutees to assure the publi thlet the Semi hating to the District Banks, enjoining upon the Senate the
tion in regard tn the cargo at an insurance office woul d viti- nary will be one of the first order. She was for some time the neeeseity of immediate action.
ate the policy. The national character of the ship upon the Vice Principal of the highest Female Seuinsry in this District. Mr. SEVIER moved to proceed to the orders of the day.
high seas is sustained upon no better or higher evidence than mar l-3t JOHN P. INGLE, Treasnurepr. Mr. KERR movea ped to M he orallow the bilt
the national character of the cargo, both being signed and NOW I- THE TIME 'I'O ENRICH YOUR LANDB. be taken up.
eoentersigned by the same custom-house officers; in addition Fishs O)ffal and Fuishs Booths at Public Auctionis Mr. ALLEN hoped the Senator from Sooth Carolina
to whtch the national character, quantity, and quality of "N Tlu ursdoy the 10th March we shall cell, on rae premises, would not yield the floor.
the cargo are invariably sworn to, insa time of war, before a '- at eleven o'cloc.k A. M. all rime Fish Offdl that may aceumu Mr. CALHOdUN said he did not mean to do it.
n~otary public, and usually accompanied with certificates from hare the season, re the highrest bidder. This manure is considered The CHAIR said the Senator from Sauth Carolina was
tIs belligerent Consolse and all this testimony is to have no by compete judges far preferable to any other kind, having the entitled to the fi ,or-the special order of the day being the
weight against the suspicions of any of Her Britannic Ma- tendency to enrich the land, bring forth the crops quicker end resolution to amend the Constitution by restricting and limit-
jesty's commanders, nor are they to be liable for any damages more cerain than any other kind. It is a fact that no cut-worm, ing the veto power ; when
for any search they may choose to institute, in utter disre grub, or bug injures corn or mellon vines when this manure is5 Mr. CALHOU ee a o
gard of those documents. When it is recollected that the used. Mr. CALHUN proceeded at once to state and reply to
hope of prize money is always urging on lhe commanders of At the same time and place we shall offer toe two Booths for tke argument of their Senator from Kentucky, (Mr. CLAY,)
cruising vessels to the most arbitrary and unjustifiable acts sale to the highest bidder. The sale to take place on the whauf mamie in defence of his resolutions to amend the Constitution
at the end vf Sixth street, ourthe Potomac river, by the restriction of tie veto power.
in executing this pretended right of search one is apwe called Terms : Notes saisfacrorily endorsed at sixty days, and to be The statement of Mr. CALHOUN'S argument called from
t o as Sir Wn Sc o wa well known to settled for on the olth instant, the Senator from Kentucky a brif explanation and reply,
be, should countenance by such an argument a set of mien GUNNELL & BIRD. when the Senator from South Carotina proceedied with his
who are well known not tuo be very scrupulous in perpetrating R. W. DYER & CO. Auctioneers, argument against ho proposeI amendment of reh Cuntitihh.
the most outrageous acts towards neutral nations. Mr. C. ,oar l--SifTuThSTuThif tion, and reasonun for continuing lbs veto power where it
S. talks much about the law of nations in connexion with the M. O ]_AL.--PERRY & ASHBY respectfully inform was. The Senator commenced with some arguments drawn
British Courts of Admiralty, intending to have it understood, L, their friends amid customers that they have remove d their from tihe character of the Government and its peculiar organ-
I suppose, that those courts are regulated or governed by the sock of Dry Goods ton tie atoreroosta recently oheevpied by ration, in which lhe considered the Senate the most favored
mw of nations in their d.ecisi->ns. So far frem this, it is well Messrs. Winger and Bradley, six doors west of Seventh street, ofthe Constitution. The mere popular power of the Govern-
known to all the world who kmow any thing of a British opposite tie Centre Meeker. mee t was discussed, and contrasted with the power of the
cGod norf amiraltyby the lawat it is neither gvpurely apolitical court mar -4if [G & Alex. G States, and all for the purpose of showing the conservative
nod urgbhe in all itsdeisions by.orders inCounlilt orir A R NAWAY.--Waapprohended and confined in jail character of the veto power. The power to ameid the Con-
an d isgoverned intallsis decisions by t ordilerets in drise on tme th day of January last, a negro WOMAN, who stiution was not a popular power, it was contended. There
regulated in its decisions 'y the political interests indicated cails herself PATTY CARTER, supposed to be a runaway; were but two ways in which amendments could be brought
by the Ministry. Was any proof of this fact necessary, two rather above five feel high, black, visage thin, and apparently about : the first, when the proposition originated in Ibis or
or three are within my recrullectioni which stand out in bold between, forty-five and fifry years of age. She has with her a the other branch of Congress; and the second, when the
relief. The first is, the border of Council of the 6rho Novem- bnightr mulatto Girt, about four years old, sod rho hair of her proposed amendment originated with two-thmirits of the
her, 1793, directing the capture of all vessels bound to or head is sirai-hit. These negroes when apprehended were loei- Slates. The numerical majority had no force with the veto
from the French West India Islands, which I adverted to in acing about the county without any uted occupation or evidences power. Delaware not only had more power than New York,
my last. No intimation of such an order in Council wasmoiven of freedom; and, as no one has yet been found to claim tihem, ,. ... ..... Dln ...... istsw tin e powerah that Newa
--- --- u more than ticle the power, and it was right that it was,
to the American Minister resident i London. nor was pub- the owner s requested to come and prove his property and pay e Our a Ui n a Ui States,
listed in the L rdon Gazette, through which paper official the proper expenses, and take them away ; they otherwise will be so rs was a Union, not a Nation-a Union of Staes,
documents of this kind are usually promulgated; and the first dealt with as the law directs, an aggregate of Nations, The majority did not control this
docuentsowl this kr G rnme t uu aid opromu the fEDWARD R. WHEELER, nation. The Senate represented States and not the People.
knowledge that Sor Government obtained of it was from the mar -l-aw8wcp SSheriff Charles county, Md. In the House of Representatives numbers alone prevailed.
West Indies, Sir Jahn Jarvis, the British Admiral on that It was a mischievous error to say that the naked will of the
station, having exhibited the order in Council in the British JAMES PHALEN & CO. Managers' Office, majority was the controlling power.
Courts of Admiralty in the West Indies, as authority for Corner of 6th street and Pennsylvania avenue, Washington. Mr. CALsous discussed the question at length, for the
their condemning the vessels he captured under it; and those purpose of shiowing the effects of changing the powers upon
courts accordingly condemned them, I think, to the tune of Twenty Drawn Ballots !-More Prizes than Blanks the States of the Union. If the mere numerical power was
two hundred and ninety-four. One of the best Lotteries fuar adventurers ever offered. toprevail, if the voice of the People upon a mere Presidential
The next order in Coancil which I shall quote was that of GRAND CONSOLIDATED LOTTERY OF DEL- question was to prevail, the effects would be most disastrous.
eighteen hundred andl five or six, blockading the cosnt of WARE, Class No. One, He would not have the popular branch ofCongress the sole
France, Belgium, and Holland, from Bresat to the Elbe. Now, Tobe drawn at Wilmington, Delaware, Thursday, March 3, 1842 power, because it would be despotic and tyrannical ; nor
by tine law of nations, no port can be legally blockaded un- would he have the Senate the supreme power, because
less there is a sufficient force before it to prevent all ingress sCHEME. prize of 3 is $30,000 that would b e tyrannical also. There shpoweruld because di-
and egress. At the time of issuing this order in Council, l prize of 830,0otO is 3,0 that would he tyrannical also. There should be a di-
andegress. At the time of issuing this order in Council, 1 do of 7,O0O 7,000 vision of power between the community and the people.
there was not a stationary force kept up before any port on I do of 4,000 4,000 There should be, as there was an organic arrangement,
this whole line ofa coast, except Brest; and yet our vessels, for 1 do of 2,000 2, 000 ad this was much mere a People's Government, much more
Attempting to enter Havre, Dunkirk, Antwerp, Rotterdam, or 1 do of 1,5?n 1,540 a democratic Government, than it would otherwise be. If it
Amsterdam, or coming from them, were captured and con- 10 do of 1,1)00 10,000 were otherwise, it would be more a Government of the few
demnexd. 10t I do of 400 4,0 iO than the many. Less than one-half of the people would gov-
The next to which I shall allude was the order of Council, 15 dm of 200 3,000 ern the rest. As it was, all were represented in this branch of
I think, of the next year, directing the capture of all vessels 100 do of 125 12,500 the Government. And if the power stopped here, or if the
bound to am enemy's port that had not first touched in at a 1000 do of 100 100,000 Executive had no power, there would be a deadly power be.
British port, paid duties there, and taken a clearance from 40 Numbers-20 Drawn Ballots. tween the two branches of Congress. The election of a
thence; and many vessels were likewise captured under this Tickets $10-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50. President was very nearly the beau ideal of an absolute ma-
order in Council. Certificates of 30 wholes 81$00 00 jority, though less than an absolute majority could elect a
Herear somepreciousspecimensoftheattentionthatispaid Do of 30 halves 50 00 President. If the President exercised the veto power it
to the law of nations in the deaisionse of the British admiralty Do of 30 quarters 5 00 broadened the basis of the Union, and struck a new chord
courts. YetMr. S.makeskg i reatparade boutthelaw ofnations Do of 30 eighths 12 60 of interest. Beyond all this was the judiciary power, which
intending to make his readers believe that the law of nations For tickets, shares, or certificates, apply at the Managers' Of- decided upon the constitutionality of laws, and thus exercised
was the rule of the Admiralty decisions, I could point out lice, corner of 6th street, feb 21-ifid an absolute veto upon the laws of Congress, This Mr, C0.
regarded aa the true and the proper analysis of the Govern
ment. No part should exercise its powers at the expense o
another part, and no one branch of the Government should
lord it over another branch. The salvation of the Govern
ment, and the only way of preventing it from going the way
of all flesh, was in the process of taking the will of the Peo
pie by the States. This was a distinctive feature in our Gov
ernment over all Governments, and upon it must be based thi
hope of its permanency.
Mr. CALHOUN then proceeded to answer some of the
arguments of Senators in defence of the proposed amend
ment of the Constitution. Admitting the Executive power
to be as great as had been alleged, he would ask if the reso
lutions before the Senate presented the proper remedy fot
those grievances. If the power of the Executive was a,
great as was alleged, he would ask who made it so great 1
Was it not Congress, who passed the laws, that originated
the powers that placed the power in the hands of the Pros
ident7 Who increased the army and the navy but CongressI
The patronage, too, created by Congress, and placed in the
hands of the Executive, was in consequence of the action of
Congress; and thus the power of the Executive had beer
Mr. CLAY, (Mr. CALHOUN having closed,) understanding
that other Senators-wished to address the Senate upon Ithis
subject, moved that the subject under consideration be post-
poned to Friday next.
By a general understanding it was agreed that the tariff
and other resolutions offered by the Senator from Kentucky
(Mr. CLAY) should come up for discussion to-morrow.
The bill from the House of Representatives in relation to
the District Banks was made the order of the day for Thurs-
day next, after an effort on the part of Mr. KeRR, of the
District committee, to have it considered at an earlier day.
And on motion of Mr. SEVIER,
The Senate then adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Journal of Saturday was read and approved.
The SPEAKER announced the regular order of business
to be the call of the States for petitions and memorials.
Mr. FILLMORE moved that the House resolve itself
into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, for
the purpose of resuming the consideration of the appropria-
[Ordinarily, a motion to suspend the regular order of busi-
nes requires a vote of two-thirds; but under the following
rule, adopted June 1, 1840, a motion to suspend the rule for
the purpose cof going into Committee of the Whole on the
state of the Union requires only the vole of a majority :
Resolved, That so much of the 127th rule of the House as is
in thie following words, to wit: Nor shall any rule be suspend-
ed except by a vote ef at least two-thirds of the members pre-
sent," be, and hereby is, so far rescinded and changed that the
House may, at any time, by a vote of a i...i .-:i, ...f the members
present, suspend the rules and orders of I. H .. for the pur-
pose of going into Committee of the Whole on the state of the
After a brief conversation between Mr. ANDREWS, of
Kentucky, and the SPEAKER-
Mr. A. asked the yeas and nays on the motion of Mr. FILL-
MORE ; which were ordered, and, being taken, the motion
So the H[ouse refused to suspend the rules for the purpose
of going into Committee of the Whole on the state of the
Mr. McCLELLAN, of New York, asked leave to intro-
duce at this time the following resolution :
Resolved, That the Secre'arv of War be requested to report to
this House whether Gen. Winfield Scott has been allowed extra
compensation, in addition to his full pay and emoluments ofoffioe
as a Major General of the Army of the United States, for ser-
vices rendered in the year 1838 in the removal of the Cherokee
nation of Indians ; and, if extra compensation has been allowed,
to report thire amount thereof, and by wh.t law or authority the
same was granted. And that lie be further requested to report
the time when said claim for extra compensation was first pre-
sented to the War Department, and what action has been had
thereon by any of his predecessors; and that he report to ihis
House all the documents remaining in his Department in relation
Objection being made-
Mr. McCLELLAN moved that the rules of the House
be suspended for the purpose of receiving and considering the
Mr. BREWSTER asked the yeas and nays; which were
And the question Shall the rules be suspended 7" was
taken and decided in the affirmative : Ayes 98, noes 45.
So the rules were suspended.
Mr. W. B. CAMPBELL moved to amend the resolution
by adding thereto the words:
"'And also all other cases of extra allowances made to other
officers of the Army since 1829."'
Mr. McCLELLAN (being asked) declined to accept this
form of amendment as a modification of his own proposition.
Mr. GIDDINGS moved to amend the amendment by add
ing thereto" a call for the amount paid for slaves under the
last clause of the 10th article of the treaty with Spain of 1819
Mr. McCLELLAN moved the previous question.
Mr. GENTRY inquired of the Speaker whether the proe-
vious question cut off the amendment 1
The SPEAKER. Not under the existing rule. It brings
the House to a direct vote on the amendment.
Mr. SMITH, of Virginia, made a remark not heard by
Mr. CARUTHERS inquired of the Speaker whether the
amendment of the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. GIDDINGS) was
The SPEAKER. In the judgment of the Chair there is
no sort of connexiun or congruity between the amendment
of the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. GIDDINUS) and the amend-
ment of the gentleman from Tennessee, (Mr. CAMPBELL,)
or the original proposition.
Mr. HOLMES said there could be no congruity, unless
the gentleman trom Ohio intended to place slaves and officers
of the Army on the same footing. [Laughter.]
The amendment ofMr. GIDDINGS was declared to be out of
And the question recurring on the demand for the previous
Mr. MERIWETHER moved that the whole subject be
laid on the table ; but immediately withdrew the mutton.
And the question again recurring on the demand for the
There was a second.
And the main question (being first on the amendment)
was ordered to b6 now taken.
Mr. BOTTS suggested to Mr. CAMPBELL so to mod-
ify his amendment as to strike out the words "since 1829,"
that the inquiry might go back, and that it might be seen
what extra allowances had been paid at any time.
Mr. CAMPBELL said he was willing to do so, and let
the inquiry stand as a broad and general one.
Mr. BOTTS. Yes; let it include all cases; General
Jackson's among the rest.
The amendment was then so modified as to read-
"And also all other cases of extra allowances made to other of-
ficers of the army."
Mr. UNDERWOOD (addressing the Chair) desired to
be informed how long it would take to get this information '
The SPEAKER. It is impossible for the Chair to answer.
Mr. CAVE JOHNSON made a remark, of which the
purport was not heard by the Reporter.
Mr. ARNOLD objected to this conversation as being all
out of order, the previous question having been called.
Mr. W. C. JOHNSON asked the yeas and nays on the
amendment, which were ordered.
Mr. BARNARD called for the reading of the amend-
ment, which was read.
Mr. B. also desired to make a suggestion.
The SPEAKER said it was not in order, the previous
question having been called.
And the question was then taken on the amendment as
modified, and decided in the negative as follows :
YEAS-Messrs. Allen, Landaff W. Andrews, Arnold, Bdbcock,
Buker, Barton, Beeson, Bidlack, Blair, Boardman, Borden, Botts,
Brigga, Bronson, Milton Bro)wn, Burnell, William Butler, Wil-
liam B. Campbell, Thomas J. Campbell, Caruthers, Care, Clit-
tenden, John C. Clark, James Cooper, Cowen, Cranston, Cravens,
Deberry, Fornance, Gamble, Gates, Gentry, Goggin, Patrick G.
Goode, Graham, Green, Hahershaim, Henry, Hunter, Hunt,
Jack, James, William Cost Johnson, Keim, Lane, Linn, Thomas
F. Marshall, Samson Mason, Mathriot, Mattocks, Maxwell, Meri-
wether, Moore, Morgan, Morris, Osborne, Owaley, Pendlton,
Pope, Ramsey, Benjamin Randall, Randolph, Ridgway, William
Russell, Simonton, Stokely, Stratton, John T. Stuart, Summers,
Sweney, Taliaferro, Richard W. Thompson, Tullinghast, Tomlin-
son, Van Rensselaer, Warren, Washington, Westbrook, Thomas
W. Williams, Christopher H. WilliamsJoseph L. Williams-81.
NAYS-Messrs Adams, Sherlock J Andrews, Atherton, Bar-
nard, Bowne, Boyd, Brewster, Brockway, Aaron V. Brown,
Burke, William 0. Bsrler, Green W. Caldwell, Patrick C Cald-
well, Calhoun, John Campbell, Casey, Chapman, Childs, Ctilford,
Clinton, Colas, Mark A. Cooner, Cross, Gushing, Daniel, Garrett
Davis, Richard D. Davis, Dawson, Dean, Djaa, Doig, Eastman,
John C. Edwards', Egbert, Fillmo~re, John G. Floyd, Charles
A. Floyd, Thomas P. Poster, Gerry, Giddings, Gordon, Granger,
Gwin, Hall, Harris, John Hastings, Hays, Holmes, Heokins,
Houck, Houston, Howard, Charles J. lnitersoll, Jos. R. Ingersoll,
Wmn. W. Irwin, Care Johnson, John P. Kennedy, Andrew Ken-
nedy, Lewis, Littlefield, Lowell, Abraham McClellan, Robert
McClellan, MeKeon, Mallory, Alfred Marshall, Muthews, May-
nard, Medill, Miller, Newhard, Oliver, Parmenter, Partridge,
Pickens, Plumer, Alexander Randall, Rayner, Rediug, Rogers,
Roosevelt, James M. Russell, Sounders, Shaw, Shepperd, William
Smith, Snyder, Steenrod, Alex. H. H. Stuart, John B. Thomp-
son, Jacob Thompson, Triplett, Turney, Underwood, Wallace,
Watterson, Elward D. Whiite, James W. Williams, Winthrop,
So the amendment was rejected.
And the question recurring on the adoption of the resolu-
Mr. J.G. FLOYD asked the yeas and nays; which were
ordered and taken : and (after some irregular conversation)
the vote was announced as follows:
YEAS-Messrs. Adams, Allen, Landaff W. Andrews, Sher-
lock J. Andrews, Atherton, Bees.n, Bidlack, Borden, Botts,
Bowno, Boyd, Brewster, Bria -ra, Bronson, Aaron V. Brown,
Milton Brown, Burke, Win. I'ul-r, Win. 0. Butler, Green W.
Caldwell, Patrick C. Caldwell, Calhoun, Win. B. Campbell,
Thee. J. Campbell, Caruthers, Cary, Casey, Chapman, Chit-
tenden, John C. Clark, Clifford, Clinton, Coles, Colquit, Mark
A. Cooper, Cowen, Cross, Cushing, Daniel, G. Davis, R. D.
Davis, Dawson, Dean, Deberry, Dean, Doig, Eastman, John
C. Edwards, Fillmore, John G. Floyd, Charles A. Floyd, For-
nance, Thos. F. Poster, Gamble, Gates, Gentry, Gerry, Gid-
dings, Gilmer, Goggin, P. G. Goode, Gordon, Graham, Gran-
ger, Green, Habersham, Hall, Harris, John Hastings, Hays,
Henry, Hopkins, Houck, Houstcn, Hunter, Hunt, Charles J.
Ingersoll, Joseph R. Ina.-,..ll, W. W. Irwin, Jack, Cave
f Johnson, Keim, Andrew- Kennedy, John P. Kennedy, Lane,
d Lewis, Linn, Littlefield, Lowell, Abraham McClellan, Robert
MeClellan, McKay, McKeon, Mallory, Alfred Marshall, Mathiot,
SMathews, Mattocks, Maxwell, Maynard, Medill, Mille-r Moore,
Morgan, Morris, Newhard, Owsley, Parmenter, Partridge,
Pendleton, Pickens, Plumer, Pope, Ramsey, B. Randall, A.
Randall, Randolph, Ridgway, Riggs, Rogers, Roosevelt, Winm.
e Russell, James M Russell, Saltonstall, Saunders, Shaw, Shep-
perd, Sitamonuon, William Smith, Snyder, Steenrod, Stokely
e Stratton, Alexander B. 11. Stuart, John T. Stuart, Summeim,
Sweney, Taliaferro, John B. Thompson, R. W. Thompson,
r Jacob Thompson, ri.i,.,I Tri.iett, Torney, Underwood,
Van Bturen, Wallac.,, %., I, I.rr,^, Washington, Watterson,
r Wesibrook, Thomas WV. Williams, James W. Williams, Joselh
s L. Williams, Wise-11S.
NAYS-Messrs. Arnold, Baker, Barnard, Barton, Blair,
I Boardman, Burnell, Childs, James Cooper, Cranston, Howard,
James, W. C. Johnson, Thomas P. Marshall, S. Mason, Meri-
Swether, Osborne, Tomlinson, Van Rensselaer, E. D. White,
Christopher It. Williams, Winthrop, Augustus Young-23.
f So the resolution was adopted.
Mr. W. B. CAMPBELL moved to reconsider the vote by
which the resolution had been adopted, for the purpose of
offering the following amendment to the resolution:
s Resolved, 'That the Secretary of War report to this House the
names of such officers of the War Department, and of the Army,
including Paymasters and Governors of Territories, who haveys re-
ceived extra allowance since the 3d of March, 1825 ; thle time
when received, the amount of the extra allowance paid to each,
the service for which the extra allowance was claimed, anid the
authority under which it was made.
Mr. WISE suggested that probably this amendment itself
was not extensive enough. He was informed that there was
information on the files of the War Department which showed
that not only officers of the Army, but some who had been
hitherto, and probably now were, higher than officers of the
Army, had been receiving double pay for the same service.
He would mention one case of which he had been informed,
though he did not know whether the fact was so or not. The
Head of the War Department itself, Mr. W. was informed,
at one time received two salaries at once from the Govern-
ment. He would mention the case of Secretary Butler.
f While that gentleman was Acting Secretary of War, he re-
ceived compensation not only as Secretary of War, but as
Attorney General; and, probably, owing to that example,
other officers under that Department had been induced to
take a little mote than the law allowed. Whether this was
true or not, he did not know. The inquiry ought to embrace
all officers of the War Department, and not only prior to
1835, but since. Congress should have this information fully
developed. This single call, he believed, would enlighten
Congress, and especially the friends of economy and reform,
more on those subjects than any other. He hoped that the
resolution would be so modified as to strike out "officers of
the Army," and let it be made to apply to all officers.
Mr. W. C. JOHNSON briefly advocated the motion to
reconsider; because he was desirous, he said, that Congress
should be possessed of all the facts in relation to thie past ex-
penditures and extra allowances. Congress was not to judge
from one isolated case, where every branch and ramification
of the Government presented files of them for years past. It
ought to be seen whether this particular case was sustained
by past examples, or by the laws of the land.
Mr. BOWNE inquired of the SPEAKER if this debate was
The SPEAK ER reminded the gentleman that, on a former
occasion, the Chair had decided that, when the previous ques-
tion had been called, it applied to a question of reconsiders
tion. The House had overruled that decision, and had de-
cided that the previous question applied only to the main
question, and, having been applied to it, was exhausted.
Mr. W. C. JOHNSON explained that he merely wished
the scope of the inquiry enlarged, that the course of Congress
might be directed wisely and judiciously on this subject, and
that they might act with all the information and facts before
Mr. ADAMS said he did not see that there was any ne-
cessity to reconsider this vote with a view to passing this ad-
ditional resolution. This additional resolution might be of
fared and stand on its own merits, without reconsidering the
vote. He hoped they would not reconsider, because so much
was gained ; they had got one resolution adopted; and they
would have that much information. He had no sort of ob-
jection to the proposition now made, by itself. What he was
afraid of was, that if they reconsidered they would come into
the general question of what extra allowances had been made
to all the officers of this Government, civil and military, for
sixty years. This appeared to him to be to drown the whole;
to lose entirely all view of the question of this particular case.
He had no doubt that this resolution, as passed, would be
answered speedily. He had no objection, then, to extending
the inquiry as far as the House pleased, but he saw no neces-
sity for reconsidering the vote.
Mr. COOPER, of Pennsylvania, hoped, he said, that the
motion to reconsider would be carried. The resolution, as it
now stood, was an att'ark on the character of Gen. Scott.
He desired to see all the information contemplated by the
proposition of the gentleman from Tennessee, (Mr. CAMP-
BeLL.) Let all the facts come out together, and let it be seen
what extra allowances had been made to General Jackson
and others, as well as in this particular case. Let the reso-
lution embrace the whole subject, and not be aimed at a par-
ticular individual, and then he should have no objection to it.
The resolution, he had no doubt, would show this Hounse
where to lay its finger on extravagance, so as to retrench ju-
Mr. WATTERSON moved that the motion to reconsider
be laid on the table.
The yeas and nays were asked and refused.
And, after a brief conversation, the question on the motion
to lay on the table the motion to reconsider the vote by which
the resolution was adopted, was taken, and decided in the
affirmative, without a division.
So the motion to reconsider was laid on the table.
Mr. B 3T rTS (no objection being made) offered the fol-
Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to report to
this House all cases in which extra compensation has heretofore
been allowed toother officers of the Army for services similar to
those rendered by General Scott, for which lie is said to have re-
ceived extra allowance.
Mr. W. B. CAMPBELL moved to amend the resolution
by striking out all after the word Resolved," and inserting
That the Secretary of War report to this House the names of
such officers of the War Department, of the Armyv, including pay-
tnasters and Governors of Territories, who have received extra
allowance since the 3d of March, 1825; the time when received,
the amount of thie extra allowan-e paid to each ; the service for
which the extra allowance was claimed, and the authority under
which it was made.
Mr. BOTTS said if the gentleman would strike out from
the resolution the words Since the 3d of March, 1825," he
would accept thie amendment as a modification of his propo-
sition. He (Mr. B ) had examined the law of 1835, arid, in
his opinion, it did not apply to the case. It had no more re-
ference to it than to the man in the moon.
Mr. CAMPBELL modified his proposition by striking
out the words indicated.
And Mr. BOTTS accepted the amendment, as thus modi-
fied, as a modification of his own proposition, and moved the
After two or three suggestions of further amendment, none
of which were accepted (or scarcely heard by the Reporter;)
The question on the demand for the previous question was
taken, and there was a second.
And the main question (being on the adoption of the reso-
lution) was ordered, and, being taken-
Thie resolution was adopted.
Mr. SMITH, of Virginia, asked leave to offer a resolution,
(which was not read.)
Mr. W. W. IRWIN objected-this being petition day.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.
The SPEAKER then commenced the call for petitions
and memorials mn the reverse order of the States and Terri-
tories, and they were presented hy the following members,
and appropriately referred:
Irwa -Mr. A. C. DODGE.
[On leave given, Mr. DODGE offered the following ceso-
lution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Secretary of State be directed to firrnish
this House with oil information on file in the State Department
,..; ;,i,," i ds b.. ml..r', l;ne between the State of Missouri and
i,. r. .r.,..r .- I ." ,ii copies of all correspondence with the
late and present Governor of Iowa Territory on the subject; to
include all communications, letters. and documents that may m.s's
been f, rewarded by Governor Lucas to the State Department on
time subject of the boundary line, or the clashing jurisdiction be-
tween the authorities of the State of Missouri and the authorities
of the United States within Ihe Territory of Iowa, with regard to
said line. Also, a copy of all correspondence between the State
Department and the authorities of Missouri on this subject.]
Wisceonsin.-Mr. H. DODGE.
[On leave given, Mr. H. DODGE offered the following
resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That time Secretary of War be directed to furnish the
House of Representatives with copies of the instructions which
have been giver, since the 4th day of March last, to the soperin.
tendent of the lead mines of the State of Illinois and of the Terri-
stories of Wisconsin and Iowa, relating to the leasing and manage-
ment of lead mines; and, also, to inform the House what proceed.
ings, if any, have been instituted fo, the collection of rents arising
from the leasing of mines, or from granting permits to mine upon
the public lands,
A message, in writing, was received from the President of
the United States by the hands of Jois TYLER, jr. Esq. his
[Mr. HOWARD presented joint resolutions of the Legis-.
lature of Michigan, on the subject of militia claims.
Also, a joint resolution from the same Legislature, recom-
mending an amendment to the bankrupt act to include mo-
neyed corporations" in its provisions.
Also, the preamble and joint resolutions of the same Le-
gislature, recommending the passage of an act to "refund" to
General Andrew Jackson the fine imposed on him by Judge
Hall at New Orleans, in March, 1815, for a contempt of
Mr. H. moved to refer the latter resolution to a select com-
mittee of three members, with instructions to report thereon.
The question was taken, and thIe vote stood-Ayes 50,
noes 37; no quorum.
Mr. STEENROD moved a call ofthe House; which mo-
tion was rejected.
Mr. STEENROD then moved that the House adjourn.
On this motion the yeas and nays having been asked and
Mr. S withdrew the motion.
Mr. MALLORY moved a call of the House; which mo-
tion was rejected.
Mr. HOWARD said he would withdraw the petition laft
tIl a quorum was present.
A pause of several moments succeeding-
Mr. MALLORY inquired of the Speaker if there was no
business before the House 7
The SPEAKER replied that there being no quorumpre-
sent the House could transact ne business; and a call of the
House had just been refused.
Mr. JAMES (with a view of obtaining a quorum) moved
that the House adjourn, and on this motion called the yeas and
nays; which were ordered.
The question was then taken, and decided in the negative:
Yeas 5, nays 140.
So the House refused to adjourn.
Mr. HOWARD then withdrew his motion to refer the
said resolution, and moved that it be laid on the table and
printed; which motion was agreed to.]
Missouri-Messrs. MILLER and EDWARDS.
Illinois-.V Messrs. CASEY and STUART.
Indiana-Messrs HOWARD and CRAVENS.
[Mr. PROFFIT asked leave to offer the following reso-
Resolved, That thle Secretary of the Treasury be rteetetd to
inform this House what amount, if any, has been paid the late
District Attorney of the Southern District of New York since the
appointment of his successor, and also whether the present Dis-
trict Attorney of that District has employed the late District At-
torney in any suits in which the United Stauites is a party, and, if
so, what amount has been paid.
Mr. GORDON objecting, the resolution was not received.]
Louisiana-Meesrs. MOORE and WHITE.
Oirio-Messrs. PENDLETON,- MASON, MA-
THEWS, STOKELY, RUSSELL, ANDREWS, and
[Mr. GIDDINGS, amongst other petitions, presented one
from upwards of eighty citizens of Oatanberg, Ohio, (of
both political parties, Mr. S. said,) praying an amicable divi-
sion of the Union by a line running between the free and
Mr. G. moved that the petition be referred to a select com-
mittee, with instructions to report against the prayer of the
said petition, and to assign to the petitioners reasons why their
prayer should not be granted.
Mr. TRIPLETT, remarking that the petition was dis-
respectful to the House, and disrespectful to the man who
presented it, moved that it be not received.
The previous question was demanded, and a brief conver-
sation (n.t heard by the Reporter) followed.
Mr. PENDLETON wished, he said, to have an exprrs-
sion of the opinion of the House whether it had any autho-
rity to take any step for the dissolution of the Union which
they were constituted and sworn to protect and defend 1
He hoped, therefore, the previous question would not be eus-
The SPEAKER said the remarks were riot in order.
The demand foir the previous question was then seconded.
And the main question was then ordered to be taken.
The reading of the petition was called for; and, having
Mr. TRIPLETT asked the yeas and nays on the main
question ; which were ordered.
And the main question, Shall the petition be received 1V
was taken and decided in the negative, as follows:
YEAS-Messrs. Adams, Arnold, Barnard, Brockway, Bronson,
Child, Chittendon, John C. Clark, Richard D. Davis, J. G.
Ployd, Gates, Giddings, Granger, James, Linn, McKeon, May-
nard, Morgan, Benjamin Randall, Saltonstall, Slade, Stratton,
Tillioghast, W inthrop.-24.
NAYS-Messrs. L. W. Andrews, Atherton, Baker, Barton,
Blair, Boardman, Bowne, Brewster, Briggs, Milton Brown, Burke,
Win. Butler, Win. 0. Butler, P. C. Caldwell, J. Campbell, Win.
B. Campbell, Thomas J. Campbell, Caruthers, Cary, Casey,
Chapman, Clifford, Clinton, Coles, Mark A. Cooper, Cowen,
Cross, Gushing, Daniel, Garrett Davis, Deberry, Doan, Doig,
Eastman, John C. Edwards, Egbert, Perris, Fillmore, Charles
A. Floyd, Gamble, Gerry, Goggin, Patrick G. Goode, Gordon,
Graham, Green, Gustine, Habersham, Harris, John Hastings,
Hays, Henry, Holmes, Hopkins, Houck, Houston, Hunter, C.
J. Ingersoll, Joseph R. Ingersoll, James Irvin, W. W. Irwin,
Cave Johnson, John P. Kennedy, Lewis, Lowell, Robert
McClellan, McKiRy, Mallory, Alfred Marshall, Thomas P. Mar-
shall, Samson Mason, Mathiot, Mattocks, Maxwell, Medill, Meri-
wether, Moore, Newhard, Osborne, Owsley, Pendleton, Pickens,
Plumer, Pope, Ramsey, Alexn ler Randall, Randolph, Rayner,
Reding, Ridgway, Riggs, Roosevelt, W. Russell, James M.
Russell, Saunders, Shaw, Simonton, Snyder, Steenrod, John T.
Smtuart, Summers, Taliaferro, Richmd W. Thompson, Tonmlinson,
Triplett, Turney, Underwood, Ward, Warren. Washington,
Weetbrook, E. D. White, James W. Williams, Christopher H.
So the petition was not received.
Mr. KENNEDY, of Maryland, offered a resolution,
(which the Reporter has not) setting forth that all such pe-
titions should hereafter be deemed offensive, and that the
member presenting them should be liable to censure.
Objection being made, the resolution was not received ]
Petitions trom Ohio were further presented by Messrs.
Mr. PENDLETON asked leave to offer the following
resolution ; which was read for information:
Resolved, That the Constitution was "ordained and establish-
ed to form a perfect union" of these States, and that Congress
not only has no authority to take any measures for the dissolution
of that Union which it was thus created to defend and protect,
but that it is the paramount duty of every department of this Go-
vernment, and of all the People of these States, indignantly to
frown upon thIe first dawning of every attempt to alienate any
portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred
ties which now link together the various parts."
Objection being made-
Mr. P. moved to suspend the rules to enable him to offer
Mr. WINTHROP moved that the House do now ad-
journ; which motion, by Ayes 75, noes 52, was agreed to.
So the House adjourned.
Among the Petitions presented to-day, the following have
been brought to the special notice of the Reporter:
By Mr. STOKELY : The petition of John P. Gray, Thomnas
Lee, and 140 others, citizens of Harrison county, Ohio, praying
a repeal of the law authorizing the carrying of the mail on the
The petition of Thomas Wilson, Kendall Jackson, and others,
being 50 voters of the county of Canall, praying the same, and
setting foith their reasons for the prayer of their petition.
The petition of Albert G. Catlett, Henry Aten, and 66 others,
citizens of Columbiana county, Ohio, praying an appropriation to
improve the navigation of the Ohio river.
The memorial and petition of Mrs. Priscilla Biggs, of Ohio
county, Virginia, praying a pension as the widow of a Revolution-
The petition of Mary Hanna, Rebecca Phillips, and others, 60
ladies of Harrison county, Ohio, praying the abolition of slavery
in the District of Columbia, where Congress exercise exclusive
The petition of William Wright, Amos Whitney, and others, 42
legal voters of Harrison county, praying the repeal of all laws,
&c. by which the people of the free States or the nation are in any
way implicated to countenance slavery, &c. '
A petition from the legal voters of the same county, praying the
recognition of Hayti.
By Mr. STUART, of Illinois: The petition of a large number
of the citizens of Illinois, asking an appropriation of land for the
construction of the Northern Cross Railroad, in the State of Il-
Also, for a mail route from Dixon, Illinois, to Iowa city.
Also, for a mail route from Brown to Wilmington, Illinois.
By Mr. MOORE, of Louisiana : The petition of H. M. Hyama
nod Richard King.
The memorial of W. B. Davis, relative to a plan far removing
the bar at the mouth of the Mississippi.
Resolutions of the Legislature of Louisiana, relative to the adop-
tion of measures for the equitable settlement of land claims in that
State, and for appropriations by Congress to complete the surveys
of public land in that State; aleo, resolutions relative to the un-
warrantable claim of the British Government to the territory of
a sister State.
By Mr. HOWARD, of Michigan: The petition of John Hascall
and others, citizens of Kalamazoo county, for an extension of time
f;...-,. h, -" ments for land on the "Northern Reservation."
T'.. I 'i. a ofAsa Hicks and sundry other citizens of St. Jo-
seph, Michigan, against the postponement, amendment, or repeal
of the bankrupt law; also, of Smith Trowbridge and others, for
the same purpose.
The petition of A. Salman and 34 others, far the removal of the
lonia land office to Kent, in Michigan.
The memorial of Win. C. Hammell and others, of St. Joseph,
ttl,.'lsu :tj. \ifr .ia s .,, -papr ,to '-l f tr tha harhorait that place.
By Mr. ANf,RE.t:., of Ohiot The petition of Benjamin Eg-
gleston, of Portage county, Ohio, praying for. compensation for
services and losses doiing the last war.
The petition of 38 citizens of Summit county, for a new judicial
district in Ohio.
The petition of 51 citizens of Northern Ohio, 55 citizens of
Brooklyn, Uliin, and 54 citizens of Brownhelm, Lorrain county,
Ohio, praying for the repeal of the law requiriog postmasters to
perform their official duties on the Sabbath.
The petition of 104 citizens of Erie county, and 83 citizens of
Huron county, Ohio, praying for an appropriation fCr Vermilion
The petition of Abigail Cherry, of Milan, Ohio, for a pension.
The petition of Lydia Andrews, of Milan, Ohio, f.r a pension.
The petition of George H. Whipple and 439 others, of Russia,
Lorrain county, Ohio, praying for a re-examination of the Seneca
The remonstrance of 37 citizens of Summit county, and 27 citi-
zens of Brimfield, Portage county, Ohio, against the repeal of the
By Mr. MATHIOT : The petition of James C. Brown and
148 other citizens of Licking and Knox counties, Ohio, praying
for the recognition by this Government of the Republic of Hayti,
and for the f..ll ia ... ''.'.,,, '.:. wit:
lat. The 'li.-'d Sm. t.-eug the only nation not on a footingof
reciprocity with the Republic of Hayti subjects us to a charge of
duty on imports of 10 per cent., and 9 per cent. additional ton-
2d. Because our importations from Hayti are greater than from
two-thirds at least of the other Countries, where we have consuls,
and in some expensive embassies.
3d. Because the trade of Hayti would be especially valuable,
by carrying it on in our own shipping.
4th. Because we could then come into market with the domes-
tic products of the Eastern States, such as fish, soap, lumber, &c.;
from the Western States, with'pork, lard, flour, &s.; and afford
them the above articles of tiade at a cheaper rate than the British,
who now undersell us with a much inferior article.
5th. Because it is wrong to make distinction in color a reason
for withholding from Hayid customary national usage.
ARE 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,
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POLITICS OF THE DAY.
THE PUBLIC LANDS AND THE TARIFF.
FROM TIHE ALBANY EVtNINO JOURNAL.
The Message of the Governor, which we publish to-day,
subjoinedd,) is worthy of attention. Accompanying it were
transmitted to the Legislature a Report and Resolutions of the
General Assembly of South Carolina, refusing, on behalf of
that State, its share in the distribution of the proceeds of the
public lands. South Carolina has nothing more to do for the
development of her resources or the improvement of her Peo-
ple I Her school system is perfect-every child within her
limits, be it white or colored, enjoys the blessings of educa-
tion ; her remotest and most secluded corners are penetrated
by railroads and canals; her statesmen have given to Re-
publicanism such perfection that no abstraction finds foothold
among them. The practical ends of free government have all
been attained by South Carolina, and she generously relin-
quishes to her sister States her share of the National domain!
This is well. She is vindicating herself from the disgrace
cast upon her by her nllification of the laws of the Union.
We perceive that a proposition has been introduced into the
Senate of the United States, apportioning the money which
she refuses among the rest of the States, so that she need re-
main under no apprehension that her generous conduct is
not appreciated as it should be by her twenty-five sisters.
New York will not only accept that portion of this money
which falls to her lot, but she insists that the Distribution
Act shall not be repealed; and, furthermore, that the clause
of that act which contemplates its suspension when the duties
on imports shall exceed 20 per cent. shall be repealed. She
insists upon PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC INDUSTRY. We
trust the Legislature will respond to the Message of the Gov-
ernor as becomes New York.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR,
To the Legislature of the State of New Fork.
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, FEBRUARY 23,1842.
The State of South Carolina asserts in the r.solusiunir
herewith submitted, that the act of Congress which directs
an appropriation of the proceeds of the public lands among
the States is unconstitutional, and violate, the terms ofces-
sion. She therefore announces her determination to refuse
her share of the funds, and requests me to solicit your co-
operation in annulling and repealing the law.
Her argument is, that" the United States of America is a
body corporate, distinct from the States as political bodies, and
capable of holding real and personal property;" and that the
public lands, like the vessels of the Navy, belong to the Uni-
ted States of America, and, like them, "are to be used" or
"disposed of" for "the common benefit of all the States,"
but" the property in them does not vest in any one or in all
the individual States for partition."
South Carolina, in 1832, invoked our co-operation in an-
nulling a tariff law, and then informed us that in her opinion
all National sovereignty remained undivided and undimin-
ished in the several States, and that the United States of
America, considered in relation to the several States, was
strictly, and merely, a confederation, without absolute inde-
pendence or sovereignty. Happily, it is not necessary to de-
cide between these certainly very incongruous expositions of
the same text by the same respected authority. The public
lands were ceded by the several States and acquired by the
United States of America before the Federal Constitutien
was adopted, and at a time when the United States of Ame-
rica was that mere confederacy of independent sovereign
States that South Carolina in 1832 insisted that it continued
to be, notwithstanding the adoption of the Federal Constitu.
tion. The deeds of cession respectively, and the resolution
inviting the cession, declared that the lands should ensure to
the common use and benefit of such States, including the
granting State, as should become members of the Confede-
racy; and it was stipulated that the ceded territory should be
formed into States. The Constitution did not change the
estate, but, on the contrary, expressly declared that no claim
of the United States, or of any particular State, should te
Besides, since Congress is authorized to dispose of the
lands for the common benefit, it seems to be competent for
that body to decide that a partition of the proceeds among the
several States in a just proportion is such a disposition as the
As early as 1806 President JEFFERSON, foreseeing the then
distant payment of the National debt, repeatedly and earnest-
ly submitted to Congress the necessity of retaining discrimi-
nating duties upon foreign fabrics, to protect domestic manu-
factures, and advised the application of the consequently ine-
vitable surplus revenues to the great National purposes of
education and internal improvement. This policy has been
relinquished, whether for good or for evil it is yet, perhaps, too
early to determine; and education and internal improvements
are now regarded as falling within the peculiar responsibili-
ties of the States. The Federal Government in 1833 acqui-
esced in an importunate demand of South Carolina, and so
far suppressed imposts upon foreign luxuries that the reve-
nues from that source are not merely inadequate to the pro-
tection of domestic manufactures, but are insufficient for the
ordinary expenses of the Government in a season of peace, and
while it seeks to pursue a course of studied economy. And
yet our sister State, in a manner scarcely less earnest than
before, insists now that the General Government shall spend
the patrimony of the States, in order to reduce still lower the
duties upon luxuries, imported for the use of the rich, who
ought to contribute most abundantly to the support of the
The policy established by the law which South Carolina
repudiates has been uniformly advocated bv this State. It was
proposed by the illustrious CLINTON in 1827. PresidentJACK-
son announced it to Congress in 1829, by declaring that im-
posts of protection would necessarily be continued for a long
time, and submitting that the most safe, just, anid federal dis-
position of the surplus revenues would be an appropriation of
them to the several States. The then Governor of New
York responded to the recommendation in 1830 and in 1831,
and no dissent was expressed by the Legislature. When the
President subsequently vetoed a bill for such an appropriation
of the avails of the public lands, a resolution approving ofthat
proceeding, which hastily passed one branch of the Legisla-
ture, failed to receive the sanction of the other. The Assem-
bly, in 1839, with much unanimity, declared in favor of a dis-
tribution; and in 1840 and in 1841 I had the honor to trans-
mit legislative instructions to our Representatives in Congress.
Having always approved and often recommended such a
measure, I cannot commend the views of South Carolina.
On the contrary, I ask you to uphold the law: First, because
it constitutes the basis upon which a superstructure of discri-
minating imposts upon foreign luxuries, for defraying the ex-
penses of the Government and protecting American industry,
must be reconstructed and maintained as long as our com-
merce encounters a similar system in other countries; Se-
condly, because the grounds assumed by South Carolina are
not more available for rescinding the distribution law of 1841,
than for repealing what is called the deposit law of 1836, and
thus depriving our system of universal education at once of
its endowments and its efficiency ; Thirdly, because the reve-
nues to be derived by this State from the National domain,
under.the law, are now important to sustain our credit and
avert taxation, and will be henceforth invaluable attd con-
stantly augmenting resources for extending the benefits of
internal improvement to every portion of our fellow-citizens;
and, Fourtbly, because the revenues to be derived by other
States are necessary means for their restoring their currency,
credit, and prosperity, which have been exhausted in gene-
rous efforts for education and internal improvement; and
those means judiciously applied, with the fostering aid of
Congress and the right sympathy of this State, will enable the
embarrassed States to relieve the People and to complete their
public works-results in which this State has an interest too
important to be neglected, and too obvious to need exposition
I should not perform my whole duty on this occasion il I did
not solicit your efforts to obtain such a modifieatiQn of the
law in question as would continue it in force, notwithstand-
ing the duties upon foreign goods may be raised above the
standard of twenty per centum.
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
OLUMBIAN COLLEGE=-MedIcal Department.
The Commencement for conf-rring the degree of Doctor
in Medicine on the yonog gentlemen who have lately paused their
eramnination before the Faculty of Medicine, will be held in the
Medical Hall, corner of 10th and E streets, on Wednesday next,
the 2d of March, at 12 o'clock M. The Trustees, Professor of
the Medical Department, the Medical Profession, and the Public
generally, are invited to attend.
THOMAS MILLER, M. D.
m tr I-T&W iDean of tlh Faculty.
H ALL & BROTHER have just received-
1(o0o yards Moosselines de Laines at 25 cents per yard
500 do new style do do do
6 pieces plain Mode colors do do
5 do Blue Black Moosselines de Laines
6 do do Chatlevs
15 do Black and Blue Black Bumbasins
10 rich Black Silk Shawls
3 cartoons Black and Watered Silk Scarfs
As we are desirous of selling off what shoes we have on hand,
we will offer them at the following prices
McCurdy's Slippers at S1
InO pairs fine Slippers at 75 cents
100 pairs Misses Slippers at 50 and 62J cents
30 pairs men's Coarse Boots at S1 25
HALL & BROTHER,
mar 1-2t Opposite Centre Market, between 7th and 8th at.
G RAHAM'S MAGAZINE for March contains a rich
ly executed engraving of the Crowning of Powhatan,"
"The Young Widow," and a Plate of Fashions. Its literary
contents are amusing, interesting, and various. It can be had
(as also the Lady's Book and London Penny Magazine) of P.
LUFF, Pennsylvania avenue, near 3J street, next to Browning's,
Merchant Tailor. mar -It
fC UPARTNERSHIP.-The subscribers having entered
into partnership in the lumber, wood, and coal business,
under the firmnn of Shepard and Hanly, the baaiiess will be con-
ducted at the old stand of Alex. Shepard, Centre Market square.
They have now on hand and daily expecting a further supply of
seasoned lumber; also, oak and pine wood, Sydney, anthracite,
and blacksmiths' coal. All of which they offer for sale low for
cash, or to punctual customers, upon the usual credit.
THE SUBSCRIBER is desirous of closing his accounts;
he therefore respectfully requests all persons indebted to him on
book account to call and close their accounts.
miqr l-3t [Globe I A. SHEPARD.
MANtPACTURE 0 SILK IN OlIO.
The following communication on this subje
originally published in the Zanesville Gazette, I
been handed to us by one of the Representati
from Ohio, with whom we agree that it is wor
Mr. BENNETT: Having recently paid a visit to the
manufactory of Mr. John W. Gill, of Mount Pleasant,
person county, in this State, I offer you for publication a
notes taken on the spot, which may serve, in some degree
show that the manufacture of silk in this country is not
practicable, but, under skilful and proper management, re
The first operations of Mr. Gill were commenced in If
by purchasing $400 worth of mulberry trees. In 1839
commenced manufacturing-producing that season $1,
worth of fabrics. He has now in operation four Piedm
tese reels with improvements, one winding machine
raw or reeled silk, two twisting machines preparatory
tramming, one doubling machine, two tramming machi
for organzine, one winding machine for dressed silk.
the machinery, excepting that for weaving, is propelled bi
steam engine, yet the most delicate operations are perforE
with the greatest exactitude. The whole cost of ekgine
machinery, up t, this time, is about $4.200. Thirty acre
land, worth $100 per acre, are devoted to mulberry tr
He employs at the factory 20 hands-one half of whom
females, and several of these are children from 10 to 14 y
of age. The children tend the reels, prepare the cocoons
reeling, &c. The females are paid from $1 to $21 per wv
For weaving and all job work, he pays the London es
lished prices, and with these the operatives are well sadidi
Some experienced females can make at j-ib work $5 per we
Mr. Gill's fabrics are all excellent, and some of them
commonly beautiful. He exhibited a piece of lustring, wl
I is by the best judges pronounced superior to the best imp
ed, and yet this, as well as all his other articles, are affoti
at the same or a less price than the foreign ones of the se
Mr. Gill has manufactured, during the last year, upwa
of $9,000 worth of goods; and, notwithstanding all the
stacles attendant on a new and untried business, has t
able to realize a clear profit on the capital invested of 10
Mr. Gill is clearly of the opinion that nothing but a li
legislative protection is wanting in the outset, to establish
silk manufacture among us upon a sure, substantial, and p
table basis. The progress which has already been made
wards effecting this important result, cannot but be tr
gratifying to every well-wisher to his country's independe
and prosperity; and the time is approaching when those
have demonstrated the feasibility of the silk manufact
will be regarded as among the greatest public benefactor
Mr. G.'s establishment is managed with admirable n
ness and order, by Mr. Fox, the superintendent. Mr. J
Fox, jr., appears to be a man of much mechanical ingenui
and under his direction the machinery has been made
put up. The machinery at the extensive silk works bel:
ing to the community under Mr. Rapp, at Economy, Pa.,
also erected by him.
On visiting this place a year or two ago, I was struck %
admiration at the performance 'f a machine which he
just put in operation. With it 'r. F. was weaving, at
same time, nine different pieces of riband, each varying
width, colors, and figure This machine, so complicate.
its structure, and wonderful in i's operations, he erected
set in motion with no other guide than his own brain-
being permitted to bring with him from London eve
draught or a figure relating to it. Yet on its first trial it
found perfect in all its parts.
While viewing the different departments of Mr. Gill's
tablishment, and observing the apparent cheerfulness andtic
tentment of the operatives, I could not help reflecting I
much better it would be for many of the children in
towns and in the country, could they be similarly enga
earning their dollar or dollar and a half per week, instead
being brought up, as they too frequently are, in idlene's, fi
ness and vice. Here they were cleanly, industrious,
I would thank you to publish the accompanying memo
of Mr. Gill, presented to the Ohio Legislature at its pre
A remark by way of explanation of Mr. G.'s memorial
not be out of place. It will be seen that Mr. G. asks f
bounty on the production of cocoons and reeled silk.
asks no protection for the manufacture ; he is willing to
the competition with the foreign article. All he want
enough of the raw material to keep the machinery he
has, and such as he wishes to add, in motion. He has
doubt that the production of cocoons and reeled silk ma
made a good business. It will be recollected that '.o has
ready three thousand dollar,' worth of land devoted to
berry trees. From these he will continue to make all
cocoons he can, but he cannot produce enough to suppi
his machinery. He is; therefore, anxious that a slim
should be given to induce the people to try the business,
to remunerate them in part for the risk incurred in the
mencenent of a new undertaking, where the requisite ki
ledge for carrying it on to tle greatest advantage is .to b
quired by experience.
Some specimens of Mr. Gill's fabrics may be seen by
ing at the store of J. R. Howard, corner of Second and IV
streets. S. I
The following extract from the memorial" of JOHN
GILL, above referred to, is full of interest: I
In May, 1838,1 purchased and planted one thousand multic
and three thousand Italian mulberry trees, at a cost of about
hundred dollars. That season fed a few, say ten thousand wo
by way of experiment, and was very successful. Let the
from multicuulis stani out during the winter, and they were
rally killed by the frost. In April and May, 1839, purch
and planted twelve hundred multicaulis and two thousand I
once, at a cost of about eight hundred dollars. These trees
creased te. fold. At the same time I contracted for the pro
tion of one acre more, which produced three thousand two
drcd multieanulis, at a cost of four hundred and sixty dollars.
the same time I contracted with John Fox, senior, and thr
., .i, ..i1 experienced and skilful machinists and silk m
I .'iAr.u .. London, for one year, at a cost of seven hunr
and twenty dollars, and during "the same year, they, with
assistance, constructed a number of looms, harness, and other
chinery, and manufactured about one thousand dollars' wor
silk velvets, hat plush, &c. from cocoons of my raising and
chases made from this State and Pennsylvania. I had but pi
success raising cocoons that season, owing to the l s3 of two
dred thousand fine healthy worms after their fourth moul
caused by the neglect of a person to properly ventilate the r
and feed them during a few days of my absence. In Novei
1839,1 purchased twelve thousand two hundred multicaulis t
at a cost of about six Lundred dollars, making, in all, at that
forty two thousand six hundred trees, which cost two thousand
hundred and sixty dollars; from which I sold four thousand
hundred for one thousand four hundred and sixty dollars, lea
on hand thirty-eight thousand trees, at a eost of eight hun
dollars; and by September, 1841, they had multiplied to
one hundred and fifty thousand in number, and covered thirty a
of ground. Duioing 1839, 1840, and 1841, I constructed three
cooneries, worth one thousand two hundred dollars, and a fac
three stories high, forty by sixty feet, worth one thousand
hundred dollars. Cash value of engine and machinery, Sep
ber 1, 1841, three thousand two hundred dollars.
Since then I have added much additional machinery. Dr
the past year I was completely successful in my feeding oI
tions, and produced cibhty bushela of goid cocoons, and had
age and room sufficient to have produced double ihat qiantitr
asuhl not procure silk-worm eggs. During the past two y
operations in the silk factory, we have made thirty-five piec
velvetss; length, from ten to twenty-four yards each, value
foit to six dollars per yard. Ten pieces of plush, from which
made twenty-four dozen silk hats, worth forty eight dollars
dozen. One hundred pieces dress silks, a iwered vestings
varying in length fiom ten to thirty yards each, and worth
one to three dollars per yard. Also, sixty dozen cravats
pocket handkerchiefs, worth from one dollar to one dollar an
venty-five cents each; and for all of which I have found ready
Since September last, we have twenty hands regularly em
ed in the factory, who, with the machinery I now have, nan
tured daily from the cocoons about thitty dollars' worth of g
I have about six months' stock of cocoons on hand, which I
obtained principally from this State, New York, and Penns
nia, where a bounty is given to encourage their production;
it was the bounty given in this Slate that lies stimulated their
duction within the last few years.
My establishment has been sufficiently complete and succe
to repay the outlay for stock and labor in manufacture, and y
ing a small profit on capital invested. The more I beonmi
quainted with the business the moie sanguine do I feel of sec
I lars had many obstacles to contend with, such as my own,
perieice, the opposition of friends, and the impositions of s(
lators in machinery an-I eggs, want of proper workmen and
trials to construct machinery, and every other difficulty atter
a new and complicated enterprise.
0l NOTICti.--Those persons who are desirou
forming a Volunteer Company are respectfully invited to att<
meeting which will be held on Wednesday Evening next, 2
March, at 7 o'clock, in the room over the West Market.
A PRItNCIPAL WANTED.-The Trustees of
Rockville Academy, in Montgomery county, Maryland,
to engage as Principal of that Institution a gentleman well q
fled to teach the Latin and Greek languages, and the hi
branches of mathematics". Appieati n must be made in pe
to the Trustees, on the last Wednesday in March next, with a
factory testimonials of good moral character. The Principal
receive at the rate of $425 per annum from the State donation
semi-annual payments, and the tuition fees accruing in his
apartment. By order. JOHN MINES, Presiden
RICHARD J. Bowli, Sec'y. mar t -3awtmar
A ASSISTANT TEACHER WANTED IM9
DIATELY.-The gentleman engaged as assist
teacher for the present year having failed to take charge o
department, 1 again propose to employ a gentleman qualified
teach the ordinary branches of mathematics and English, an
pay him for his services, board, including every thing, and I
for the scholastic year, or $30 per month. None except of in
bitable moral character need apply. Applications concerning
timonials (post paid) will be promptly attended to.
R. A. EZELL, A M.
Principal of Warrenton Hall Aeadem
Warrenton, Feb. 21, 1842. mar 1-3
WU W. CHESTER ;& Co., Carp-et DIealers, No.
. Broadway, New York, having a large stock -of Ri
Wilton, Saxony, and Brussels Carpeting, ENGLISH FL(
CLOTHS, of the latest patterns, as well as some very well
asoned, besides other articles in their line, will sell at retail at
Families commencing housekeeping can find every thing,f
the richest Royal to the lowest priced Ingrain, at prices lower
they can obtain similar goods elsewhere in this country.
.1.1..I..I .. ... 1 1 ..11. .. ... .. THE FLORIDA W AR.
oct, W ASHINGTON. We are not quite sure whether or not we ought
has "LIberty and Union, now ad forever, one and to transfer to our columns the subjoined arlicJe.
yes Inseparable." But, if we ,may judge from the lively impression
thy T A MARCH 4 which its perusal made upon our minds, it cannot
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1842. fail to interest our readers. We would not have
Jef- BRITISH SPECIAL MISSION. them, as we do not ourselves, give in too readily
few to all its extraordinary statements and mortifying
ly We may now expect to hear, every hour, of the disclosures; but we apprehend, from the air of the
ally arrival of Lord AsHBURTON-at some point on our letter, that too much of it is true, and entitled to
838, coast. The last account appears to be that he was command the attention of Congress and of the
i) he to sail from Portsmouth on the 24th of January, People, as well as of the Executive. It is not itn
,000 in- a steam frigate. We doubt whether the last any sense a party production, the reader will per-
for part of this statement be correct; and are induced ceive; for, though published in a Van Buren pa-
for to think that the Minister will come over in a sail- per, it bears with severity upon the administration
All ing man-of-war, and will come into the Chesa- of affairs in Florida from the beginning of this
yree peake, or arrive at New York, as wind and conflict under Gen. JACKSON through the whole
and weather may recommend. By whatever passage, term of his successor. The writer seems, indeed,
ms of or in whatever course, however, he may come, his toJeel too deeply to be either influenced or re-
are arrival may be looked for daily, supposing no ac- strained in what he says by any party conside'ra-
ears cident to have taken place of a nature to cause tions. If the insertion of the article here has no-
eek. delay, other effect, it will, at least, stimulate inquiry,
tab We have no doubt that he will come clothed which cannot possibly do any harm.
eek. with full power to discuss and settle every ques-
un- tion pending between the two countries. FROM TIIE SAVANNAH GEORGIAN OF FEBRUARY 24.
S iich n ST. AUGUSTINE, FEBRUARY 18.
,irt- ALEXANDER BARINO, Lord ASHBURTON, younger To THE EDITOR OF THE GEORGtAN: SIR: Here we are.
rded son of the late Sir FRANCIS BARING, and brother, of Six years have been passed in an Indian squabble, dignified
ame course, to the present Sir THOMAS BARING, is not with the name of war." Next year it will be the Seven
yards less than sixty-five or sixty-six years old. About Years' War," and for what I know it may be extended to a
ob- Thirty Y ears' War."
,ob-. twe-nty years ago he retired from the great house Thrty Yers War, ." ii) *
een enty years ago he retired from the great house To be sure, it has been ended" on various occasions, by
per of Barings, of which he had been a member, with various commanders; and its speedy termination has been
little a very ample fortune, as is understood, and in the the constant theme of prediction by myriads of letter-writers,
the year 18.35, if we, remember right, was created a who have wasted more paper in their communications to the
Prof- Peer. He took the title of" Ashburton" from the Pressthan has been expended in cartridges. Yet here we re-
t-u T main, pretty much as we begin. The greater part of the
uly circumstance that the great Lawyer JOHN DU Indians have undoubtedly been shipped away, but enough
one NIN, created Lord ASHBURTON, was a connexion remain behind to make our roads and rural dwellings as inse-
ure, of his family, whose male descendants had become cure as ever.
rs of extinct, and thereby the tille had fallen. Many an Indian, with along name, publicly announced as
eat- Lord ASHBURTON was for many years a Member a" chief," prince," or "king," has come in with "his pe00"
nofthe r o C a t a pie, and emigrated to the West; but many others of these
oh of the House of Commons, and took an active part, newspaper chiefs, with names just as long, are still in the
and politically, in all questions of finance, commerce, woods. There are Sam Jones, Chittoo Tustenuggee, Sand-
tng- and navigation. In 1811 he published a pamph- hill King, Halleck Tustenuggee, Shorlgrass, Tigertail, and
as let, which we remember to have read, against the similar worthies of newspaper renown, still among the out-
with policy pursued by the English Government of that standing. I have sneered too frequently at the ridiculous im-
had porlance attached to the movements or intentions of a vega.
the day towards the United States. The family have bond Indian, merely because his name has become known to
Sin always been considered as entertaining liberal feel- some letter-writer, and got trumpeted through the press, to
and ings towards this country. Forty-five or fifty years set down the above-named as the heads of great nations; but
-not ago, it having become, for some reason, necessary they serve as indices to gangs prowling about for defencelees
u prey, and disposed neither to give open fight to the troops nor
was to change the Agent of the United States in Lon- surrender for emigration. There may be others, as yet un-
don, Sir FRANCIS BARINO, being requested to un- known to fame, whose names may figure hereafter as power-
es- ake ful chiefs" and important negotiators.
con- dertake that office, readily assented, and offered, Some people pretend to give the exact number of warriors
how so long as he should live, to receive funds from the still at large. Gravely do I see them set down in ptint as
gou' American Government for the payment of its di. exactly 80, or exactly 120, or exactly some other number, as
edGovernment for the of its di hough they could be counted like a company of regulars on
.d of plomatic agents abroad, without charge or com- parade; but the individual possessed of the most ample infor-
lh mission. Lord As RTN himself s i wll maion can only make a reasonable conjecture. Can it he
iand ssion. or ASHURTO imsel, as is well otherwise, when they are scattered over a segment of 500
known, married a daughter of Mr. BINGHAM, of miles, from Cape Sable to the Apalachicola t List March,
Philadelphia, and has a large family of children. General Armistead told me the number under each Chief.
SPhiladelphia, and has a large family of children. They amounted, 1 think, to precisely 380. He also said he
But, what is more than all, we have reason to knew where to put his finger on them, if they did not come
S believe that he is a man of intelligence and fa in H:s principal interpreter and an Indian figured them up
oray believe that he is a man of intelligence and fair- to me to be 600 or 800. The figures matter little; one thing
He ness, and cannot but therefore see and feel the is certain, no one but Capt. Wade has been able to put his
risk great importance of removing all causes of differ- finger" upon any number who chose to stay out.
Is is What matters it to us whether there be 100, 200, or 300, or
now ence now existing between the United States 400 warriors still at large It is sufficient for the people of
no and Great Britain. We have no reason to doubt Floridatoknow that Indians arenow found in all placeswhere
y be Indians ever were found, and that, though the bands may be
s al- that such is the sentiment of the British Govern- diminished in force, they are by no means diminished in au-
mul- meant. And we have confidence, also, that our dacity. Weekly we hear announced some depredation or
the atrocity committed somewhere between this and Tallahassee.
y all own Government, representing the general feeling Mail riders are interrupted, and amnbuscades discharge their
autuS of the People of the United States in this particu- fire upon whole companies of troops, which is precisely the
and t same warfare that has been going on for the last three years.
;om- lar, while it will surrender no right, nor yield to East Florida, that is, the peninsula east of the Suwannee,
now- any unfounded claim, but, on the contrary, main- is a,-' rnhi,,i the whole State of South Carolina. Upon its
e re- t al ;whole extent there is not exceeding seven thousand white in-
tain all American interests with firmness and dig- hiabitants, a great part of whom are cooped up in St. Augus-
call nity, will yet enter upon the discussion of the va- tine, or Jacksonville, or reside in the vicinity of military posts.
Wlain -ro n In the two northern counties, Nassau and Columbia, and in
r. ious questions at issue between the two countries part of Alachua and Duval, rural labor is in operation; but in
W. with a sincere desire to bring about an honorable the neighborhood of this city, (St. Augustine,) the oldest city
in the Union, the Indians have made such repeated inroads,
and satisfactory termination of them all. that very few have the temerity ta venture outside the walls
aulisa to plant. The balance of 33,000 square miles (military sta-
four The Resolutions of Mr. CLAY on the Tariff tons excepted) may then still be considered Indian country,
r'I"', and other great questions of National policy though the Indians seldom come further South than a line
roots o ly, drawn from St. Augustine to Tallahassee. In addition to
gen- come up in the Senate to-day, when he will ad- this, there is a stripon thesea-shore, from 15 to 50 miles wide,
'sed dress the Senate in relation to them. according to the indentations of the coast, running all the way
gle- __________ from the Suwannee to the Apalachicola, about 120 miles in
duie We are happy to state that the Hon. JEREMIAH length, on which there is not a white inhabitant, except in
hun- MORROW, the venerable and excellent the vicinity of old Fort St. Mark.
A MORROW, the Venerable and excellent Represen- With a full knowledge that Indians may and do roam un-
ee of tative in Congress from Ohio, who has been so ill molested over the whole of this immense Territory, the people
'anu. of Florida, whose lives and property are in hourly jeopardy,
dred for some days past that his life was considered in are indifferent to arithmetical calculations of precise num-
iother danger, is much better than he has been and his bars, based Iupon imperfect data. It is sufficient for them to
me- frind flttr t e i i f know that Indians are in the country, and that it is the duty
ih of iends flatter themselves with the hope of his of Government to get them out. "
Pur- speedy restoration to health. I call that country an Indian country, over which hostile
W meton ths the mor p iulry Indians roam at will, and where no white man darea to settle.
hub- We mention this the more particularly, because Iknownot whether the People of the U. States do any thing
oting, we perceive, from the New York papers, that a more than read about Florida. I know not if they think; but
root, perceive th.e o if they do think, what must they think when they consider
nber, false report of the death of Mr. MORROW was in that, after an enormous expenditure, and a war of six years,
tine: circulation in this city on Thursday evening last. the Indians, instead of being confined to narrower bounda-
d two ries, remain in occupation of all the Territory of which they
d six There is a passage in one of the English papers assumed virtual (Indian) possession at the commencement 7
'ng recently received, that presents a remarkable co- And what can be the cause of results so disastrous-shall
dret nti l ri Ih t p n r e- I not say disgraceful--to the nation 1 The root of all is, that
about incidence in the condition of the administrations abenusce ofa strict accountability which pervades the military
acre of that country and this, in relation to the task of as well as other departments of our Government.
e co- reform allotted out to them. The language is as Congress puts vast appropriations at the disposal of the
: one follows : "Sir Robert Peel has not watched and Secretary of War. The Secretary places vast resources in
Itm- in s ome measure foiled the e s n o a radical men, arms, provisions, steamboats, schooners, wn,:ait horses,
te- some measure foiled the efforts of a radical money, and stores of every description, at the ,h..-,,'.n ..
uring administration throughout five long years, with- the officer commanding in Florida. The commanding offi-
peru- Out perceiving the results to which its policy cer disposes of his men and materiel as he thinks proper;
fo~l- was tending ; and now that the Government has each post issues its flattering bulletins through the newspa-
foibut pasted into h;a that be ha per* ; the General writes most encouragingly to Washiag-
yeb,,t passed into his own hands, he can be little, if at ton; the Secretary reports most favorably to Congress, and
ces of all, surprised that the affairs of State as well as all is i.i,'a..';'.:., although the appropriation is expended,
from the commerce of the country are in the extrem- and the Indians remain as they were. Now, if, instead of all
ewr ity of confusion. Still we are not only comfort- these mutual adulatory congratulations, the Representatives
per ity only hvi~ nof the nation had held the Secretary strictly accountable fo,
c. ed by this reflection, but our fears are increased the appropriation, and the Secretary had held every one under
from by it. We dread every thing in the shape ofef- him strictly accountable for his performance, the Indians
dee- forts to relieve by legislative interference whole- would have been in Arkansas long ago.
ala. *sale sufferings which originate in causes over There are always ttie-servers in Florida to praise up each
asia. ,' sale su rings which originated inc auses over succeeding commander, while in the country ; and plenty of
palo'- which no legislature can exercise a wholesome censorious people to blame him after he is superseded. Some
goods. influence." Now substitute '" the Whig mem- attribute the inefficiency of operations to the War Deiart-
have bers of Congress" for "Sir Robert Peel," and mentssooe to theGeneral, some to the officers generally, and
,,lva- r some tothe soldiers; but eo long as the whole system is radi-
a-d twelve years" for five years, and it is at once cally wrong, so long as irresponsibility is the prevailing
; pro- a concise and true view of our own position. It cause, it is puerile to censure this individual or that.
e is true the Government is not called upon to cram Much misapprehension has existed as to the accessibility
yheld- bread into the mouths of a starving populace, but of Flormia. A glance at the map will show that an exceed-
iing small portion is over 50 miles from tihe ocean and that it
they have the unenviable task of taking up the is every way intersected with navigable rivers. Besides, the
sex- scattered and broken warp of national and com. country is naturally so open that 70 miles out of every 100
teeu- mercial prosperity, which has been so madly rup- might be travelled in a coach and four, without the trouble of
* nia- tured by the venal and unskilful hands to whom cutting a road, and roads, where required, have been cut since
ding for the last twelve years it has been entrusted. Much is said of the" hardship" ot the Florida service. The
- [ Washington Correspondence Phil. Inquirer. condition of the army of Florida has been perfect luxury, corn-
s of pared with that ofany other army ever sent by our Government
ndt a In the SENATE of the United States, some days against antenemy. I read of the horrors of wet feet and the
3d of ago, the nomination, by the President. of THoMAs martyrdom of being forced to eat the best of biscuit and be-
BRADFORD, Esq. to be Judge of the Eastern Dis, con, without a dessert of pies and sweet cakes; but this only
the trict ofp Pennsylvania was fer m h on a. proves that a military life is not altogether so luxurious as
wish i o Pennsylvania, was, after much considera- some folks have supposed. One month of spring or fall cam.
Pali- tion, disapproved by the Senate, by the following paigning on the Northern frontier, exacts more suffering than a
gher vote : whole year in Florida. Sickness we may have, but where and
arson Forapprovng the nomnaton-Messrs. Bates, Buhanan when have camps and sickness been inseparable 1 What
maths. For approving the nomination-Messrs. Bates, Buchanan, new country is exempt from country feverse7 No southern
I will Calhoun, Choate, Fulton, King, Linn, MeRoberts, Merrick, country is so healthy as East Florida; from November to June
n, in Prentiss, Sevier, Sprague, Sturgeon, Taltimadge, Walker, it is a perfect Parade for soldiers on active duty.
de-i WihYon 17""luB ae, it in a perfect Paradise for soldiers on active duty.
s e- Wright, Young--17.
et. Against -Mesr. Archer, Barrow, Benton, Berrien We read much of the impossibility of finding the Indians,
at. Against it--Messrs. Archer, Barrow, Benton, Berrien, To our sorrow they find us quite too often, and as they camp
r30 Clay, Clayton, Evans, Graham, Henderson, Huntington, their families for months, and even plant, within sound of the
IE- Kerr, Mangum, Miller, Morehead, Porter, Preston, Ries, drum-beat of permanent military posts, it would not appear
stant Simmons, Smith, of Indiana, Southard, White, Wood- to be their fault if they are not fotnd,
fto be thei fault if they are not fobgnd2
tie obridge-22. I am aware that to speak thus plainly to the point, without
ad to SLANDER SUmT.-A verdict of $5,000 damages was render- romance fudge, or blarney, (the two last words are quite ap.
o0 ed in Baltimore County Court on Fri$day in favor of John propnriate,) is altogether distasteful to those who delight in the
$300 ed in Baltimore County Court on Friday in favor of John grandiloquence of Florida writers, and if the Indians would
ado- Mortimer and wife, in a suit against David H. ,fo grandiloquence o Florida writers, and if the Idias wold
M er nd wife n a suit agast David H. White, f content themselves with burning fodder stacks, I would be
slander. _sorry to interrupt the harmony of those strains; but while
TH CURRENCY" AT BALTIMORE. the blood of our people continues to moisten the ashes of their
y. THE RENC AT BALTIMORE dwellings, if 1 write at all, I state things as they are.
iw Rates of Discount on Saturday, February 26. T. S. B.
- Fell's Point Savings Institution par
. 191 Cohen's Notes (85 and upwards) par A VALUAALE TREE.-Messrs. D. C. & W. Pell, of New
oyal, Cohen's Notes (smaller denominations) 2 to 3 dis. York, sold on Friday, at auction, two lots of Mansanilla
OORsea. Railroad Orders 26 Mahogany for $1,265; being at the rate of $1 65 per foot.
very Other Institutions and individual notes 26 This is said to he a higher price than the same article ever
Tide Water Canal notes no sale. before commanded in that market. The two logs above tmen-
from Virginia Banks5j 5 dis. tioned were but one quarter of the tree from which they
than NOTE.-We have here regulated the discount, taking the Bal- were cut. Another quarter was sold the other day for
timore bank papers par; it must be understood, however, that that $1,200. The whole tree, according to these rates, was worth
paper Is 2f per cent. below specie.-Balt, ,Sun. in this market very near $5,000.
Ma. POPE'S PLAN,
The following view of the principles of the pro.
jet of Mr. POPE, as disclosed-in a series of reso-
lutions proposed by him some days ago in the
House of Representatives, gives us a glimpse of
the opinion of a portion at least of the great West
upon the nature of the measures required in the
present disordered condition of public affairs.
FROM THE WAYNE COUNTY RECORD.
A PLAN FOR A BANK.
We have been permitted to copy a plan for public and pri-
vate relief, suggested in a letter from a member of the present
Congress to a friend in this vicinity. The writer, we are
well assured, is an old and well tried patriot, who has served
the public with great credit in high and responsible trusts for
more than forty years, and who is one of the most practical
common sense men in the nation. We commend it to the
public as a plan which, if adopted and carried out in the good
faith and integrity of purpose with which it has been con-
ceived, would at once strangle, if not quiet, all the Anti-
Union and Anti-Republicean tendencies of the age.
The plan suggested is, "for the United States to issue
three per cent. stock to the amount of one hundred millions
of dollars, redeemable in thirty or forty years, and, instead of
distributing the proceeds of tihe public lands, to pledge them
for the interest and ultimate redemption of the stock. This
stock to be divided among the several States, according to
their Federal representation, and to be applied to internal im-
provements, or to pay debts incurred therefore. The United
States to issue an additional amount of three per cent. stock
sufficient to purchase from the several States the permanent
use of all important post-roads, canals, and railways, for the
transportation of the mails and all other public purposes of
transportation; and to set apart a portion of the proceeds of
the Post Office Department for the payment of interest and
redemption of the stock. To amend the Constitution of the
United States so as to prohibit any State from incurring a
debt in time of pare to..Fx-Tid one hundred thousand dollars
over and 'above i-, ,nnj.Id avenue. To create a National
Bank of seventy-five millions of dollars capital, one-fourth at
least of which to be specie, and the residue stock of the Uni-
ted States-fifteen millions thereof to be owned by the Uni-
ted States, half of the balance to be owned by the several
States, and the other half by the individuals of the several
States. Branches to be located in the several States where
Congress shall so determine. The Mother Bank to be locat-
ed at Washington City. Each State to have the appoint-
ment of at least one director in the branch within it, exclu-
sive of its share in the general control of the institution; and
the nett dividends over six per cent. to be added to the fund
for the payment ofthe interest and redemption of the stock,"
We would add, that if this project was adopted to its full-
est extent, there would be added at least two hundred mil
lions of dollars to the active capital of the nation, which would
relieve the distresses of the People and stimulate every branch
of industry; and we, for one, say, let abstractionists and the-
orists talk as they may about bringing down the price of labor
to the standard of European prices, the sons of the West
know that good money and plenty of it is a cardinal article
in the creed of all laborers. It is those alone who live with-
out labor that see blue ruin andti the debauchery of public mo-
rals in high prices and in that spirit of enterprise which a gen-
erous reward for labor and full pockets always promote. The
odious theory that low prices, want, and poverty are the guar-
dian angels of public and private liberty in a Republic is
based upon a supposed incapacity of mankind for self-govern-
ment when the means of self immolation are within reach.
We spurn this theory as unworthy the age and the country
we live in.
The following melancholy paragraphs from a
Pennsylvania paper sufficiently account for the
absence of Mr. LAWRENCE from his seat in the
House of Representatives :
FROM THE WASHINOTON REPORTER, FEBRUARY 26.
MR. LAWRENCE AND HIS FAMILY.-We learn, with the most
poignant regret, of the heart-rending affliction that has visit-
ed the family of JosEPa LAWReNCE, Jr. the eldest son of our
much esteemed Representative in Congress from this county.
Some weeks ago his lady took her b.d with the congestive
fever, and in a few days after, Mr. Lawrence himself had an
attack of the same disease, which prostrated him also. So
mortal is this disease that it appears to baffle all medical skill,
and on Tuesday night last Mrs. Lawrence found relief in
the arms of death.
Mr. L. is very low, and is not expected to recover. Two
of the children of Mr. L. were also taken sick shortly subse-
quent to the illness of their parents; they are likely to re-
cover, however, we believe. A young man in the employ ol
Mr. Lawrence was buried from his house but a few days
prior to the indisposition of himself and lady, who had died
of the same disease.
Hon. JosEPH LAWRENCE was summoned home from Wash'
ington by his afflicted relatives, and has been a constant
watcher at the bedside of his much-loved son and daughter
for some days past. One of the objects of his tender affec-
tion and solicitude has been removed, and we fear, from all
that we can learn, that another will be removed before long.
But we hope for the best.
A LADY AoaSIcuLTURisT.-We learn from the Maine Cul-
tivotor, that at the last meeting of the Kennebec Agricaltu-
ral Society, Mrs. CONTENT W. HAINES claimed and received
the premiums for the best crops of Indian corn and wheat.
The yield of corn was 13-2 bushels of ears to the acre, and of
wheat 29 bushels. There were a nuiiber ofcinmpetitors, but
they were fairly distanced by the lady.
"INrOXICATING LIQUORS."-WHAT ARE THEY
The forma'!ion of a Temperance Society by Members of
Congress may be hailed by the friends of that greatest me
ral reform of modern times as a most auspicious event. The
more exalted a man's station, the more extensive and endur-
ing is the influcnee of his example, whether for good or for
evil-whether it be to inculcate truth, sincerity, disinterest.
edness, moderation, sobriety, or to set in his own person an
example of falsehood, deceit, selfis-hness, violence, or intern
perance. Every step in the ladder of political exaltation car-
ries with it a corresponding increase of moral as well as of
political responsibility. Hence, it was gratifying to see Na-
tional lawmakers entering into a voluntary association and
engagement to abstain from the use of all intoxicating li-
quors ;" but the compact would have been more explicit, and
the example more efficient, if these gentleman had defined
what they understand by intoxicating liquors. I have, fot
instance, seen men get fou on ale, others on cider; while
with some champagne is not an intoxicating liquor, taken in
moderation. Does not the term leave too much latitude for
A STRICT CONSTRUCTIONIST' I
ITo this city, by the Rev. GEOR-E STRINGPELLOW, JOHN
GOLDIN toLUCINDA CHINGE, of St. Mary's county,
SPEECH OF Ma. ARCHER ON THE VETO,-
Copies of this Speech, in pamphlet form, may be had at the
office of the National Intelligencer, on immediate application.
MR, BERRIEN'S SPEECH ON THE VETO POW-
ER.-Copies of this Speech also may be had, in pamphlet
form, at the same place, "n early application.
Ma. SLADE'S SPEECH ON THE TARIFF.-Co-
pies of this Speech may also be had in pamphlet at this office.
O NCKEItT OF VOCt L AND INSTRUMENTAL
SACRED MUSIC, by the different Church Choirs of
Geargetown, under tbe direction of Mr. Blackman, assisted by
Pro'eseor Hewitt snd others, from WVashington, on (this, Tuesday
evening, March 1, at the Methodist Protestant Church.
Tickets 50 cents-Children half price. Tickets admitting a
gentlenian nod two ladies one dollar. The proceeds are to be ap-
propriated to the reduction of the debt due on the property of the
Methodist Protestant Church.
The following is the programme of the exercises :
1. The Lord descended from above-Boston Academy.
2. Eglon--Boston Academy.
3. Lift up your stately heads-Boston Academy.
4. The earth is the Lord's-Boston Academy.
5. The Lord is King-Dyer's Collection.
During the interval a Lecture on Music will be delivered by Pro-
1. 0 sing unto the Lord a new aone-Dyer's Collection.
2. Tbe marvellous works, &c. from the Oratorio of the Crea-
tion, by Hayden.
3. Sigh, gentle gales-quartette, composed by professor Hew-
itt, who will take paurtin its perfoninance.
4. The Lord is King-Dyer's Collection.
5. Incarnation-Dyer's Collection.
6. Strike the cymbal-Dyer's Collection.
7. Doxology-Dyer's Collection.
Such of our community as are friendly to the cultivation of mu-
sic and lie encouragement of religious and benevolent enter-
prise, are respectfully invited to art-nd. By order ofthe
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENT.
Ill Tickets to be had at Dr. 0. M. Linthicuon's, Thomas Jew-
ell's, Dr. Sothoron's, Jeremiah Orme's, and John H. King's.
C IGARS CIGARS I-A lot of very superior cigars juit
received at Gilman's (late Todd's) drug store. feb 24-Iwif
DfRAWN NUMBERS OF TIE UNION IOT-
TERY, Class No. 2, Drawn 26th February, 1842.
J. G. GREGORY & CO. Managers.
30 4-2 73 38 2.3 74 48 65 26 70 44 21
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THE ALEXANDRIA LOTTERY DRAWS.
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1 do 2,500 65 do 1,000
&c. &c. &r.
Tickets only $3-Halves $1 50-Quarters 75 cts.
For sale by
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Pennsy'vania avenue, next door east of Gadsby's Hotel,
feb 28-2t Washington city.
LtT OP LETTfiR., .
List of LMyets remaining in the Post Office, Wa, -
ington, March 1, f84,2.
S'r Persons inquiring for Letters in thie following List will
please say they are advertised.
Aukle, J. M.
Brown, Win. H.
Ball, Miss Henrietta L.
Boyd, Capt. J.
Brick, Wmin. R.
Brown, Mrs. Ann
Brooks, Thos. R.
Banks, Thos. G.
Breese, Capt. Samuel L.
Bridge, Horatio, U. S. N.
Banks, Win. H;
Barnes, Miss Fanny
Bell, Andrew T.
Brown, Dr. Catesby G.
Blake, M. B.
Cox, William A.
Crown, S. C.
Clark, Mrs. Eliza W.
Clarke, Benjamin, 2
Carnana, Dr. J. J.
Cadwallader, Thubs, 2
Courtney, J. Campbell
Chambers, Benjamin, 2
Drane, Mrs. Elizabeth
Digges, John 0. P.
Dines, Mrs. Maria
Dickson, S. D.
Dikinson, David D.
Duvall, Win. P. 2
Dewey, Samuel W.
Donaphlian, ThorMon, 2
Dorsey, John L. 2
Drummond, Miss Elizabeth
Davis, Mrs. S.
Elliott, C. A.
Eddey, Dr. C. C. 2
Ford, Nicholas, 2
Fair, Dr. Drury
Fry, Mrs. Elizabeth
Foote, Rev. Win. Henry
Fowler, Mrs. Mary A.
Fairfax, John C.
Grimes, C. F.
Gordin, Miss Emily
Gordon, Lieut. Alex. G. 4
Goddard, Mrs. Sarah
Garrett, Gee. W.
Htfif, J. Frederick
Hill, John, 3
Harvey, F. G.
Holland, Samuel, 3
Hnry, Richard P.
Handy, Dr. Charles
SJudson, Charles H., 3
Johnson, James W.
SKing, J. W. 2
Keith, Lieut. Lewis 0.
King, Obadiah J.
King, Mrs. Catharine
Kingsland, Edmund W.
Lane, Edwin S.
Lane, H. L.
Lawson, Miss Leana
March, Francis, 3
March, Chirles W.
Marshall, Mrs. Dr.
Moran, Mrs. Nancy
Mellville, Miss Cora
Miller, Lewis J.
Menges, The Chevalier de
McLean, John, of N.Y. 2
McGregor, Miss Cordelia M.
McDonnell, Mrs. Mary C.
O'Neale, Miss Eliza
Owens, Miss Ann
Page, Mrs. Mary
Patter, Joseph S.
Posey, Miss Frances
Phillips, Horatio G.
Root, D. H.
Read, Robert T.
Rose, Win. Bascum
Rules, Miss Eliza
Radeliff, William, 2
Suit, John S.
Shields, Mrs. Mary A.
Stone, E. J.
Smith, Miss Eliza
Smith, James C.
Simpson, James A.
Stocker, Dr. A. E.
Smiley, Thomas L.
Sample, James A.
Sutherland, J. B.
Sweeney, Col. John
Time, V. B.
Turton, Mrs. Susan
Tileaton, E P.
Van Buren, Dr. W. H.,v U.A.
Archer, Win. B.
Armstrong, Harriet Ann,
Birchi, James H. of Mo.
Bernard, Dr. L. "
Bursley, Capt. Ira
Bacon, Dr. D. F.
Burrell, Mrs. Agnes
Barker, Win. N.
Blaskford, Win. M.
Brian, Miss Mary Ann
Bankhead, Col. James
Barner, Miss Emily
Blatchard, Mrs. Ann
Bartleti, Miss Susanna
Bailey, J. T.
Chamberlin, Charles, 2
Cady, C. C.
Cusick, Miss Jane E.
Camdem, Gideon D.
Creswell, Samuel L.
Cecil, Mrs. Emeline
Dulin, Charles W.
Duvall, John C.
Doaglass, James C. U. S. N.
Davidge, F. H.
Davis, Gen. John
Dalton, Jonathan, or William
Dandridge, Miss Ellen
Duvall, Samuel A.
Dillard, Mal. John, .2
Dowling, D, 4,
-Egg, Lewis Eugene
Farrar, Henry B.
Fairbanks, R. G.
Fleming, Charles E.V U. S. N.
Fisher, C. H.
Frazer, Captain Win.
Goldrick, James M.
Gibson, Mrs. Charity
Goodwin, Capt. Nathaniel
Gibbons, J. H.
Henry, Miss Ellen
Harrington, B. H.
Hamar, Richard R.
Hari, s, James
Hendy, John Richard
Henry, Mrs. R. Lake
Hopkins, J. H., 2
Holland, J. C., U. S. N.
Kingsbury, Joseph W.
Kennedy, John C.2
Ketchum, Rev. J. S. 3
Kennedy, Mrs. Harriet H.
Kurdmacklin, Caries D.
Lowell, Francis C.
Lipphardt, Adolph T.
Lowry, Miss Rebecca
Lyman, Samuel P.
Latham, A. H.
Murray, Mra. Ann Maria
Millwr, Mrs. Louisa
Mason, Liieut. M.
Miller, Mrs. Lucy E.
Martin, John W.
Morton, Thos. L.
McCletlan, Mrs. Jane
MeCalla, Gen. John M.
McMahon, Miss Mary
Osborne, Rev. John W.
Otis, James F. 2
Palmer, John W.
Pinckney, Capt. Rt. S
Paullin, Capt. Daniel
Preston, Thos. L.
Phileo, Dr. A.
Pitchlyn, Col. P. P. 2
Rivers, C. W.
Russell, Henry J.
Robinson, Thomas F.
Robinson, Mrs. M. Ann
Russell, James M.
Stoddard, 0. N.
Simmons, David A.
Stephens, Mrs. Ann S. 2
Sherwood, Miss Eliza
Spencer, jr., Ambrose
Shepherd, Dr. Chase. B.
Strader, Capt. C. M.
Stevens, James A.
Spalding, N. N.
Saltmarsh, D. A.
Sutton, Anna H.
Sherman, Chas. A.
Thomas, Philip W.
Tripletr, Thomas J.
Thistle, Capt. H L.
Tysoa, J. Washington
Weems, Jesse E. Withers, John, 2
Wright, Thomas Willis, N. P.
Wilde, Mrs. Henry J. 3 Watson, Mrs. Ann
White, Mrs. H. Wyman, Benjamin
White, Mrs. Mary Watson, Levin
White, Mrs. Stephen Weibley, Dr. J. C.
Wise, Tully R. Wilson, Gen. James
Ward, George W. Wachter, Jacob
Welsh, P. F. Walking, Otis G.
Wright, J. T. Williams, Robert
White, Samuel J. W itney, Otis
Wells, Miss Eugenia Winters, J. D.
White, Dr. Thomas Wilkerson, James
Wright, Nathaniel Williams, Bazil
White, Mrs. Ellen Adair, 4
1- The inland postage on all letters intended to go by ship
must be paid, otherwise they remain in this office.
mar I--3t WM. JONES, P. M.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY VERY LOW.-
The subscriber is selling all descriptions of Gold and Sil-
ver Levers, Anchor !Escapement, Duplex, Lepine, and Verge
Watches, Diamond Pins and RingsGold and Silver Pencils, Gold
Chains, Keys, &o., at retail, lower than'at any other place in the
city. Gold Watches as low as $30 to $40 each. Watches and
Jewelry exchanged or bought. All Watches are warranted to
keep good time, or the money returned. Watches repaired in
the best manner, at much less than the usual prices, by one pf the
finest workmen in America. GEORGE C. ALLEN,
Importer of Watches and Jewelry, wholesale and retail, 30 Wall
street, up atairs, New York, feb 9-2aw2mif
AGENCY OF' CLAIMS AT WASHINGTON.-
The mubacitber will attend-ti the management and prosecu-
tion of Cldams before Cosesse and the tlrf.reditL Departments
ofthe Government.. .
He has the best legal advice within his reach, when it may be
naessary to refer to it; and from his own knowledge of the modes
and forms of settlement of accounts in the public Departments and
before Congress, he can assure these who may commit their busi-
less to his care that every attention shall be paid thereto.
Letters must be post paid.C
oct 13-tf CHARLES J. NOURSE.
Ir111HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE tht the subscriber
I has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington
county, in the District of Columbia, letters testamentary on
the personal estate of Richard Coxe, late of Washington coun-
ty, deceased. All persona 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 llth day of De-
cember next; they may otherwise by law be excluded from all
benefits of said estate.
Given under my hand this 1lth day of December, 1841.
jan l3-w3t M. HOYT, Executor.
All persons having claims are requested to leave the same with
Walter Lenox, Attorney at Law. M. HOYT.
T HE CHEAPEST, most beautiful, most elegant of all
SPeriodicals is "Merry's Museum for 1842." Subscribe at
W. M. MORRISON'S,
)an 15 Pour doors west of Brown's Hotel.
ANUARY No. OF MERRY'S MUSEUM, for
1842t is just received, and is ready for subscribers, at
MORRISON'S Bookstore.e jan 24
AMATEUR'S MUSICAL LIBRARY.
V f"HE agent of the above-named most excellent publication
is now in this city. Persons disposed to purchase or exam-
ine the work may do so at W. M. MORRISON'S bookstore, 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 judges in 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 thesocial circle. It is beautifully and correctly printed,
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
whe have already attained considerable musical abilities; besides,
it may be regarded as an ornament to the Piano Porte.
I have carefully 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 Piano Porte music and songs, embracing
the most popular airs from the latest operas, consisting of Cavati-
nas.Waltzes, Marches, Quicksteps, Cotillions, and many new
pieces by the Editor, as well as a large number of Songs, Duets,
Trios, Quartets, &c., the whole selected from the most distinguish -
ed European authors: including riso nunlerous original compo-
sitions by celebrated authors in the United States. Edited by
Charles Jarvis, Professor of the Piano Forte, ansod Organist, tc."
The whole number of pieces is 138 ; 52 of which are new, and
the copyright secured, jan 5
OSTON MUSICAL INSTITUTE.-A COLLEC-
TION OF NEW CHURCH MUSIC, ev T. COMEx -
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 Tunes, Anthems, Chants, Sentences, and other set pieces,
original, and selected with great case from the mosteminent com-
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.
NOTICES or THE wORK. -
We are satisfied that this is the best work ever published in
this country, tnd such is the tone of feeling which generally per-
vades the hooan, 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, Plymouth.
We have not found one tune which might be called indifferent.
[fMiusical 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.-Musical Magazine.
NOTICE.-Teachers, Choristers, and all other persons inter-
ested in Music, are invited to call and examine the work for
themselves. R. FARNHAM,
nov 1 corner of Ilth street and Penn. avenue.
OUR MIESS.-Jack Hinton, tile Guardsman, by Boz, with
illustrations by Phiz, Nos. 1 and 2. Just published in month-
ly parts. This day received by WM. M. MORRISON,
4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
CHAS. O'MALLEY, at 6} cents by the number, will be re-
ceived in a few days by MORRISON. jan 20
E IGHTEIEN STEEL ENGRAVINGS.-Morrison's
Stranger's Guide to the city of Washington and vicinity,
containing eighteen steel engravings, consisting of Portrait of
General Washington, The old Vault at Mount Vernon, View of
the city of Washington, East view of the Capitol, Southwestview
of the Capitol, President's House, Treasury Department, Gene-
ral PostOffice, PatentOffice, Navy Yard, Burial Ground, George-
town, taking in the Potomac Aqueduct, Heights of Georgetuwn,
Alexandria, Mt. Vernon, New Vault at Mt. Vernon, Little Palls
Bridge, Bladenaburg, Diagrams of both Houses of Congress, and
an elegant Map, taking in all of the city, and each square num-
bered, and containing all that a stranger would desire. It is a
'volume of one hundred and eight pages, bound very neatly. It
is truly a Stranger's Guide, for a stranger can see how the Me-
tropolis looks without coming to see. Price only 81.
Just published by WM. M. MORRISON,
jan 24 4 door west of Brown's Hotel.
ORDON'S DIGEST OF THE LAWS Ot" THE
G UNITED STATES, including an abstract of the ju-
dicial decisions relating to the Constitutional and Statutory Law
by Thomas P. Gordon, Esq counsellor at law. Just received
ewcopies, (edition of 1841.) For sale by F. TAYLOR.
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 $2 50 to 86 per ream,
amongst which are a few reams feint and red lined, for accounts.
J EMIOCRACY, 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 by P. TAYLOR.
Also, HISTORY OP MICHIGAN, from its earliest coloniza-
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SCANDINAVIA, Ancient and Modern, by A. Cichton, L. L.
D.. and Henry Wheaton, L. L. D., late American Charge
d'Affaires at Copenhagen, 2 vols., price 81, 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
Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. nov 29
RANCE, lts King, Court, and Goveriment, attnd
.Thre Hours at Saint Cloud. By Govuy. Cass. New edi-
tieson, one vol. this day received for sale by
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TO THiS CREDITORS OF THE MISSISSIPPI
W HEREAS the Mississippi Union Bank has made an as-
signment of all its property and effects to the undersigned
trustees, for the benefit of its creditors generally, which deed bears
date the29th of October, 1841t and was recorded in the properoffice
in the county of Hinds, and Stats of Mississippi, on the 30th of Oc-
tober, 1841 ; and whereas it is provided in said deed of assignment
that all creditors of said bank, who shall file their claim or claims
within eight months fros 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 tim ne-
cessary expenses of carrying into effect said assignment,) and as
relinquishing all claim for more than seven per cent. interest on
the 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 en its face thatir bears
interest at the 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, &c. 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. CLIPFTON,
Jackson, (Miss.) Nov. 3, 1841. nov 23-w4m
M EMBERS OF CONGRESS.-To give those gentle-
S men an opportunity to possess a copy of that estimable
work, McCulloch's Commercial Dictionary, the publisher has
left a few copies for that purpose at Stationer's Hall only until
feb 233W. FISCHER.
P UBLIC NtoTICE.-The undersigned having been con-
stituted by the executor and executrix of Thomas Ferral,
late of Prince George's county, Maryland, deceased, their agent
in the settlement of the estate of said Ferrnl, all persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to him,
otherwise legal measures will be adopted to enforce payment in
all cases, it being important that said estate should be closed
without delay. N. C. STEPHEN, Bladensburg,
Agent for Dennis H. and Elizabeth Ferral, executor
jan 4-2aw2m and executrix of Thomas Ferral, deceased.
T HE LETTERS OF HORACE WALPOLE, no-
ticeed in this paper yesterday, are for sale in this city for
the publishers by
dec 29P. TAYLOR.
r1MIS IS 1TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber has
3 obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington county,
in the District of Columbia, letters of administration on the per-
eanal estate of John Lazenby, late of the U. States Army, deceas-
ed. All persons having claims against the deceased are hereby
warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the sub-
aeriberon or before the 18th day of February next; they may other-
wise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Given
under my hand this 18th day of February, 1842.
fab 21-w3w Administratrix.
ADY'S MUSICAL LIBRARY.-Just received at
LU Stationers' Hall the Lady's Musical Library, embracing tihe
most popular and fashionable Music of the day, edited by Charles
Jarvis, Professor of Music, and published monthly, ia numbers
asetly covered. Single numbers may be had as above.
fob II W. FISCHER.
O UR MESS; by "Charles O'Malley."-The Nzw
WOLDo of last week contains thirteen columns by the au-
thor of The Irish Dragoon, being all ofit that has yet appeared in
England. The New World gives sixty-four long, closely printed
columns weekly to its subscribers for the sum of three dollars
yearly. All of Our Mess that has yet been published being at
this rate supplied for less than two cents; and combines with this
advantage that of transporting the books which it reprints through
the mails to any portion of the country at newspaper postage only.
Those wishing to subscribe fur 1842, or subscribers who have min-
advertently allowed their subscription to close, will apply to F.
TAYLOR, Bookseller. feb 1
P RINCIPLES and Practice of Obstetric .vedlctlne
and Surgery, by P.H. Ramsbottom, M.D. 1 vol. Just
reprinted from the London edition. This day received for sale by
jan 16 F. TAYLOR.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN
COLONIZATION SOCIETY.-All the friends of
this Society who would know any thing of its true condition should
read Gurley's Mission to England, containing letters to Clay and
Buxton, rem arks upon the recent pi- . .i- r _! .. .fil r ,.... 'r. r -.l
committee, conduct of the abolitior i 1 o I.. _-tini I. N .'.i,..1,-
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jan 18 Near Brown's Hotel.
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rC 0U CLAIMANTS.-FRANCIS A. DICKENS continues
F. 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, tie 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 thie possession of the United States; invalid, revolu-
tionary, navy, widows', and half-pay pensions; claims for Revo-
lutionary services, whether for comtumutation, half-pay, or bounty
lands, as well those against the State of Virginia as the United
States; all claims growing out of contracts with 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-
torney. His charges will be moderate, and depending upon the
amount of the claim and the extentuofthe service.
He is also agent for the American Life Insurance and Trust
Company, which has a capital of two millions of dollarspaid in.
In the prosecution of claims against Mexico, under the late
Convention, Mr. P. A. Dickins and the lion. C. P. Van Ness,
late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the
United 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 to most of those who have been in
Congress within the last few years, or who have occupied any
public station at Washington.
His office Is on Pennsylvania avenue, between Fuller's Hotel
and the Treasury Department, and his residence is on t3th street,
between Pennsylvania avenue and F street.
All letters must be post paid. dec 14-dly
UST 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 Fernandex de-
Castillo, members of the Board of Commissioners under the Con-
vention of April 11 i, 1839, on the part of the Republic of Mexico,
addressed to the President of the United States by Orazio de At-
ellis Sant-Angelo, a citizen of the United States, with twenty-
hreedocuments." R. FPARNHAM.
-ACPHERSON'S Annals of.Comnmerce, 4 vols. 4to.;
MTI Eisdell's Industry of Nations, 2 vols.; Adam Smith's
Wealth of Nations, new edition, enlarged and improved, by
McCulloch, author of McCulloch's Commercial Dictionary;
MeCulloch's Commercial IDietionary; Mortimer's Commercial
Dictionary ; History of the Federal Government for fifty years,
by Alden Bradford ; the Statesman, or Principles of Legislation
and Law, by John Holmes, of Maine; Elliot s Debates on the
Adoption of the Federal Constitution, 4 vols. ; Elliot's Diplomatic
Code, 2 vols.; Land Laws of the United States, with the Decisions
of the Treasury Department, and the Official Opinions of the At-
torneys General on all points connected with the Public Lands,
2 vols.; all the Official Opinions ofthe different Attorneys General,
from the commencement of the Government up to this time, 1
vol.; all the Reports of the Secretaries of the Treasury, from
1789 to this time ; Laws of the United States, authorized edition,
complete in 9 vols.
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Legislation, Currency and Finance, &c. &c., for ale by P. TAY-
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writers on these subjects, and is constantly kept up by the im-
portation from England and the purchase in the United States of
every thing appearing in either country on this class of subjects.
For saleat the lowest prices in every case. jan 24
SUPERIOR NOTE PAPER.-W. FISCHER has jus
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order, and which can be had for sale only at Stationers' Hall.
EPORT to the New York Legislature in favor of abolish-
ing Punishment of Death by law; by John L. O'Sullivan,
Member of Assembly. Chancellor Kent's Course of Reading,
drawn up for the use of the members of thie Mercantile Library
Association ; price 37 cents. Just received for sale by
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M ORE NEW BOOKS.-A splendid illustrated edition
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country, The Peasant and Prince, Palmer's Treatise on the
Church, German Prose Writers, The Early English Church,
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People and their children, Life before the Mast, Charlas O'Mal-
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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.
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jan 10 4 doors west of Brown's.
P ROFESSOR SMYTI'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
dec 29 cF. TAYLOR.
HURRAH FOR ROBERT MERRY I--The fol-
lowing notices, selected from a great variety ofsources,
show that the work is approved by the highest and best literary
authorities in the country. All ithe friends of education and fam-
ily improvement are invited to examine the work.
MERRY's MUSEUM.-It will probably become the most ai he and
interesting juvenile periodical in the country.-Daily Chronicle,
ROBaET MEnnRV's MusEum.-The first number of this new pe-
riodical for you'h is just published, and justifies the high expecta-
tions formed of it. It is indeed a vast improvement over every
thing of the kindJhiltherto attempted. It has variety, yet every
article is of the best quality in its way. Every parent who is de-
sirous of the moral welfare of his children siou'd place in their
hands this sterling magazine.-Boston Evening Gazette.
MERRYv's MusUM.-The articles are practical, and are pre-
sented in that familiar and attractive style in which the Editor so
much excels.-Commercial Advertiser, N. Y.
MEaRRY's MUSEUM.-We think it one of thie best works for fam-
ilies now published.-Republican, Chelsea, Vt.
Only one dollar a year. Subscribe at
W. M. MORRISON'S,
feb 1 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
VALUABLE IRON WORKS AND FARMS.-By
Virtue of a decree of the High Court of Chancery, bearing
date the 24th day of Janiary last, passed and made in a cause in
said Court depending, wherein Richard Potts and others (credit-
ors of John McPherson, Senior) were complainants, and John Mc-
Pherson Brien and others were defendants, the undersigned will
offer at public sale, at the tavern of William Rohrback,in the town
of Sharpsburg, Washiington county, Maryland, on Monday, the 7th
day ofMarch next, at 11 o'clock A. M. the undivided moinietyofthe
Antietam Irou Womks, which belonged to the said John MePher-
son, Senior, at the time of his death, and not heretofore disposed
of, and the undivided moieties of certain farms, originally part of
the same estate, and heretofore laid off as separate farms.
These worts are located on Antietam Creek, in said county,
about eight miles from Harper's Perry. They are now in first-
rate condition, and in full operation, under the care and manage-
ment ofJohn McPherson Brien, Esq. the owner of the other moi-
ety. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal runs directly through the
estate, and so near the furnace as to furnish a large and conve-
nient basin for boats to load and unload; and when it shall have
been completed it will bring the works into ready communication
with the coal region of Alleghany. The supply of ore is abundant,
of superior quality, and easilyebtained. The precise quantity of
land now connected with the works will hbe stated on the day of
sale. It exceeds 12,000 acres of land, a fair proportion of which is
good limestone and river bottom.
The improvements are numerous and of a superior character.
The forge has lately been rebuilt at considerable expense. The
furnace has made as high as 45 tons of pig iron per week. A nail
factory has been lately built, with the capacity to manufacture 80
to 100 kegs of mails per day. The merchant mill can manufacture
from 60 to 70 barrels of flour per day. The saw mill has been re-
cently rebuilt, with improved machinery for sawing and planing
staves for barrels. The rolling mill has been erected at much ex-
pense, and is in first rate order, besides which there is a good
dwelling, and all requisite buildings and outhouses for hands and
servants, and for the purposes of such an estate. No estate of the
kind in the Union, it is believed, possesses more advantages, or is
more desirably located.
There are several valuable farms in the possession of the owner
of the other moieties. The respective undivided moieties ofthese
several farms, which belonged to the said deceased, will first be of-
fered before the works. Plate will he exhibited on tihe day of sale,
showing the quantities in each farm ; and, in the mean time, persons
disposed to purchase can obtain particular information in relation
to any of this property, by calling on Mr. Brien, or upon any per-
sons in the a. J:liu...rt. 1. .
The tern inl.. .: a I.1. be for cash or credit, as may be deemed
,. ..l- -...:c .,o un the day ofsale, and the precise terms will
: ..urh.t n.k.r.'-r the sale commences. If on credit astoany
part of the purchase money, the same will bear interest from the
day of sale, to be secured by bonds, with sureties to be approved
by the undersigned. On the ratification of the sale, and payment
of the whole purchase-money, and not before, the undersigned,
by a good and sufficient deed, will convey to the purchaser, or to
the respective purchasers, his, her, or their heis and assigns, the
property to him, her, or them sold, free, clear, and discharged
from all claims of the complainants and defendants in said suit,
and of those claiming by, from, or under them, or any of them.
feb 12-lawts WM. SCHLEY, Trustee.
rI'HE PROGRESS OF DEMOCRACY, by Alexan-
der Dumas, illustrated in the history of 3aul and Prance,
1 volume, translated by an American, just published and this day
received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
ARNABY RUDGE complete.*-This day received
S omplete in 1 vol. F, TAYLOR.
A TEACHER WAWTED.-To a gentleman who is ca-
pable of teaching the English and Latin languages cor-
rectly, and who is willing to take charge of a school to be com-
posed of 18 or twenty scholars, in a healthy part of the country,
a situation isnow offered, wi-h a salary of $400, including board,
which can be obtained for 8100. Letters, post paid, addressed to
P. D. i.r .1. the Post Office, at Pomornkey, Charles county,
Md., %,i i- attended to immediately, as it is the wish of those in-
terested to have the achoolopened by the i5th of the incoming
month. It is presumed that none will apply unless backed by
recommendations as to capability and moral character.
VERY VALUABLE IMPROVED REAL PROP-
ERTY FOR SALE.-The subscribers have for sale
three valuable three story brick houses in the first ward, well lo-
cated for family residences, and at uncommonly I w prices, on
extended credits. One of the houses fronts on I, west of 21st
street; the other two on 24th street north of Pennsylvaniaavenue.
Eligible vacant lots between 7th and l1st streets, on or near
Pennsylvania avenue, would be taken in exchange.
Please apply early, to JOHNSON & CALLAN,
feb 14 General Agents.
f INE ARTS.-The Committee of Management of the
Apollo Association for the promotion of the PineArts in the
United States, hereby offer the sunt of Five Hundred Dollars
for the best Historical Picture, of cabinet size, the work of an
American artist, the subject of which to be of a national character,
which shall be presented to them by the first day of September
This picture is designed to be engraved for distribution among
the members ofthe association; the object of which is to encourage
American artists, as wellsas to increase and improve public taste.
The committee therefore respectfully solicit, and confidently rely
upon, the co-operation and efforts of the artists of our country, to
enable them to publish a work which shall do honor to American
art, and serve to elevate the standard cf taste.
As thecommittee, however, are determined to put forth nothing
unworthy of the art, or the object of the association, they are com-
pelled to reserve the liberty of rejecting all that may be offered,
should there be none in their opinion worthy of the distinction, or
By order of the Committee of Management,
JOHN P. RIDNER, Corresponding Secr'y.
New York, January 27-2aw6w
EIU'ERSONTON ACAIDEMY.-The next annual
session of this Institution will commence an the 15th Jan-
uary, 1842, and terminate on the 15th December following, with
a vacation of one month in summer. The course of instruction
will embrace Greek, Latin, Geometry, Mens.r ,; .,,, A,t ..-..,
n.; :. Surveying, Natural Philosophy, Ci..'.. ir, Ar.1r,
..:,'. ',,'.' ,,t.Grammar, &c. &c.
From a long acquaintance with the thorough method of teach-
ing, and the indefatigable industry of the present Principal, Mr,
C. Burnley, we can confidently recommend him to the patronage
of parents and guardians.
Terms-Board, including all charges and tuition, with the
Principal, ten months, t$100.
By order of the Board,
F. PISHBACK, Secretary.
Rfj The subscriber will be prepared to accommodate ten board-
ers : others can be accommodated convenient to the Academy.
Letters addressed to me, Jeffersonton, Culper.er, Va will be
promptly attended to.
j min 18-tf CALEB BURNLEY.
i ENRY CARTER has filed his petition for the benefit
of the Bankrupt Law, which petition will be heard be-
fore the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, sitting in Bank-
ruptcy, in the Court-room in Wash:ngton county, on Monday, the
fiourteenth day of March next, at 10 o'clock A. M., when and
where all persons interested may appear and show cause, if any
they have, why thIe prayer of the said petitioner should not be
granted. By order of the Court.
Test! WM. BRENT,
feb 22-3t Clerk Circuit Court, Washington county, P. C.
F OR RENT.-The subscriber offe,'s for rent on
reasonable terms to a good tenant, hils TWO STORY
|" FRAME HOUSE, with two-story back ,;I;,.,,I .,
commuodiously arranged, situated on square No. ', tr.,a-,,
Pennsylvania avenue, next to Apollo Hall, running back to D
street north, with a spacious yard. The premises were last sum-
mer thoroughly repaired. It is calculated to accommodate a large
family, and it would suit for a boarding or public house.
The present tena. t, intending to decline business, would sell
his bar fixtures, &c., and a part of thie beds and household and
kitchen furniture on reasonable terms. Possession will be given
by the first of March next. Apply to G. C. Grammer, or on the
premises, feb 15-2awtf
GURLEY'S MISSION TO ENGLAND, in behaih
of the American Colonization Society. Just published by
WM. M. MORRISON,
dec 13 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
HARLES O'MALIEsY, the Irish Dragoon, com-
plete in I vol. Cheap edition. This day received for sale
by F. TAYLOR. dec 23
FAMILY RECORDS,OR THE TWO SISTERS,
by Lady Charlotte Bury, in 2 vols. Just out of press and
for sale at MORRISON'S Bookstore, 4 doors west of Brown's
Hotel. nov 26
UDGE UPSHUR oti the Constltutlon.-A brief in-
quiry into the true nature and character of our Federal Gov-
ernment, being a review of Judge Story's Commentaries on the
Constitution of the United States. By Judge Upshur, Secretary
of the Navy.
A few copies of the above this day received, and for sale by F.
Taylor. One volume octavo, 132 page. Price 75 cents.
ITRANGER'S Guide to the City of Washington
and vicinity, with 18 steel etchings. Just published by
WM M. MORRISON,
liau 17 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
SEW HAMPSHIRE BOOK.-Being specimens of the
i literature of the Granite State. I vol. 1842.
For sale in Washington for the publishers by P. TAYLOR.
MANSION HOUSE HOTEL FOR RENT.-
.11 That extensive range of buildings on Pennsylvania ave-
nue,near the President's House, now occupied by the General Post
Office, formerly known as the Mansion House, kept by J. Strother,
the most fashionable Hotel in Washington, it has been notified to
the proprietor, by the Postmaster General, will be ready, for oc-
cupation as a Hotel on the Ist day of January next, prior to which
the Department baa engaged to put the building in the condition
required by the lease, good 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 as the
Tremont, Astor, Head's, &e. can rent. lease, or purchase the pro-
perty on the minost favorable terms. Possession to be given when
surrendered by the Postmaster General.
Applications to be made, post paid, to
nov 26-e-tf BENJ. OGLE TAYLOE.
ETTLRS 01' HORACEi WALPOLE, just ptb-
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 by P. TAYLOR.
UIM RRY'S MUSEUM tor Februiary has come, and i
Al.. ready fior subscribers at MORRISON'S Bookstore, only St
per year. feb 14
HALLENGE BLACKING.-W. FISCHER is the
C so!e agent for the District for Mason's unequalled and inim-
itable Blacking. Storekeepers and others furnished at the facto-
ry prices, aug 18
1 ilHIS IS TO GI V E NOTICE that the subscriberhath
.1. obtained from the Orphans' Court ef Charles county, in
Maryland, letters of administration on the personal estate of
George D. Parnham, late of Charles county, deceased.
All persons having claims against the said deceased are hereby
warned to exhibitlhe same, with tlhe vouchers thereof, lo the sub-
scriber, on or before the eighteenth day of October next; they may
otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate.
Given under my hand this 4th day of February, 1842.
HENRY B. GOODWIN,
feb 9-w6wcp Administrator.
TIEAN SWIFT'S WOBKS, 24 vols.-The works
3.7 of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D. D., Dean of St. Patrick's,
/ublin, arranged by Thomas Sheridan, A. M with notes, histori-
cal and critical. An edition in 24 volumes, corrected and revised
by John Nibtisl, F. A. S., Edinburgh and Perth, published in
1t12, being the only correct edition in the country. Pice 8$2 per
volume. Forsaleat WM. M. MORRISON'S
feb 7 Biskstore, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
C HEAP BOOK..-,-Charles O'Mallcy, complete, S 25;
Harry Lorrequer, by the author of Charles O'Malley, 1
large volume, filled with engravings, $1 75; Captain Marryatts
Novels, ten in number, eomsplele for $3 25, handsomely printed,
(original price upwards of $12.)
Sieollet's Works, handsome edition, complete in two large oc-
tavo volumes, containing Peregrine Pickle, Ferdinand Count Fa-
thom, Roderick Random, Adventures of Sir Lanceolot Groaves,
Humphrey Clinker, Adventures of an Atom, with portrait and
memoirs of the Life and Writings of Smollet, iy Sir Walter Scott,
price $3 25, published at $6. For sale by
jn2A Y L P. TAYLOR.
R EPORTS of thIe Secretaries of the Treasury since
1790 up to the present time, on Currency, Finance, Pub-
lic Credit, Mint, Bank, Manufactures, Removal of the Depositen,
the Deposite Banks, Public Moneys, &e. &c. 3 vole. just pub-
lished. P. TAYLOR.
O RGAN PIANO.-Lately received, and for sale at Sta-
tioners' 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.
namentnl piece of furniture for a parlor, the works being placed
in a handsome mahogany pier table, with a marble slab on the top.
It wns manufactured by a foreigner, and there is but one other of
the kind in the country forsale. dec 15
7EpHE NAVAL REGISTER for 1842 is for sale at
. MORRISON'S Bookstore. feb 14
A N additional supply of AHASVUERUS, a Poem, By a Virgi-
ninn," is this lay received from New York. For sale by
feb 15 F. TAYLOR.
I AN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Prince George's
S county, four miles from Alexandria ferry, negro man
HENRY, 5 feet 51 inches high, has a scar just above the joint
of the thumb upon the left hand, a bright copper color, 27 years
of age, calls himself Henry Lockwoodf, hasa wife at R. Z. Jen-
kins's, near Piscataway. When he wentaway he had on a cotton
and yarn roundabout, pretty well darned utip and down the inside,
and a linen shirt, a high-top black fur hat; stammers tueh in his
speech when talking. 1 will give 200 dollars if taken in any free
State ; and if taken in the State of Maryland or the District of
Columbia 100 dollars.
feb 9-eo3w JOHN PALMER.
O LDANDVERY DESIRABLETAVERN FOR
RENT.-For rent, that long established and well accus-
tomed Tavern and Alehouse, for many years occupied by Mr. E.
Guttschlich, on Louisiana avenue, in the city of Washington, and
adjoining the City new Assembly Rooms, and of which posses-
sion can be given on the first day of May next.
And for sale, twelve acres, more or less, of fine meadow land,
lying between the toll gate, at the entrance of Washington, and
the Spring tavern. For particulars, in both cases, reference may
be mnde to
feb 24-law3w R. R. BURR.
B ANCROFT'S UNITED STATES, 'Prescott's Per-
dinand and Isabella, Madison Papers, Byron, I vol., Glory
and Shame of England, De Tocqueville a Democracy, Stephens'
Central America, Smyth's Lectures, Siebeg's Chemistry, Manes-
ca's Oral System, and many others too numerous to mention, just
;: ...;s.i ', MORRISON'S Bookstore.
M it kh tI MUSEUM. The January number is just received
at the bookstore, subscription only one dollar. Decidedly the
cheapest and best of all juvenile periodicals. Subscribe at the
bookstore of the sole agent, W' M. MORRISON,
4 doors west of Brown's.
Mrs. Rives's Book is for sale at Morrison's. jan 31
FRANKLIN ImNSUANCE OFFICEt, Nov. 10, 1841.
TIE FRANKLIN INSURANCE COMPANY
of Washington city continue to insure Houses, Household
Furniture, and Merchandise, &-. against the loss by fire, in aud
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
following gentlemen :
James C. Hall, John P. Ingle,
James McClery, Wmin. Elder,
Win. A. Bradley, Matthew Wright,
Jos. H. Bradley, John Boyle,
Nicholas Callan, P. G. Howle.
Wmin. J. McDonald,
G. C. GRAMMER, President.
WILLIAM STETTINIUS, Secretary.
Office suith side of Pennsylvania avenue, next to Mrs.
Kennedy's Boarding Hlouse. jan 13-2aw6w
iWARNABY RUDGE, complete.-Fine and cheap edi-
S tions this day received by WM. M. MORRISON.
BICKERING PIANo FORTE.-W. FISCHER
has just received one Rosewood and one Mahogany Piano
Forte, with iron frame and halp pedal, from the unrivalled man-
ufacturers, Messrs. Chickering & Mackays, Boston. Suffice it to
say that all professors of music of merit, prefer asd recommend
the Chickering Pianos as superior in every point of view to the
German or any American manufacture, either of which will be
sold at the manufacturer's price, and packed fi;ee of charge at Sta-
oner's Hall. dee 29
fHE BANKRUPT LAW OF THE UNITED
SSTATES, passed August, 1841, with a Commentary,
containing full explanations, and ample references to English and
American authorities, prepared for popular and professional urse,
by a Member of the Bar, in pamphlet form.
dec 15 F. TAYLOR.
N EGROES 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
fI SHE STENOGRAPHEi, or Self Instructor in
T. 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.
UDGE LiOMAX'S TREATISE ON THE LAW
OF EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS,
2 volumes, just published, isthis day received for sale by P.
TAYLOR, price $12 50. Also, Judge Lomax's Digest of the
Laws respecting Real Property, 3 volumes. Also, the 4th vol. of
Harrison's Digest, 1842. Also, the 38th volume of English Com-
men Law Reports, containing cases in the Qumeen's Bench, Corn-
mon Pleas and Exchequer, and cases in Bankruptcy. Also, the
last volume of Coundesed English Chancery Reports. Also,
Judge Kinne's Law Compendium, Dorsey's Laws of Maryland,
3 volumes. Also, the Bankrupt Law of the United States, with
Notes and References to Euglish and American Cases, prepared
for popular or professional use by a member of the Philadelphia
Bar. Price 62 cents. Phillips on Evidence, 4 volumes. Also,
Gordon's Digest, edition of 1841. The last number of the Bos-
ton Jurist and the Philadelphia Law Library.
** All new Law Books received immediately on publication,
and a valuable collection of Standard Law Books kept constantly
on hand for sale, strictly at New York and Philadelphia prices
in every case. feb 7
BALTIMORE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
JOHN J. DONALDSON, PaEsIDEasT.
NSURES LIVES forone r moreyears,or for life.
Ratesfor Or. Hundred Dollars.
Age Ottnyoar. Seven yea.'s. For life.
25 i.00 1,18 2.04
30 1.31 1.36 2.36
35 1.36 1.SS 2.75
40 1.69 1.83 3.20
45 1.91 1.96 8.73
50 1.96 2.09 4.60
55 2.32 3.21 5.78
60 4.35 4.91 7.00
Ratesfor One Huntdred Dollars.
60 years of age, 10.55 percent.
65 do. 12.27 do. per num.
70 do. 14.19 do. p
For One Hundred Dollars deposited at birth of childths Corn
any will pay, if he attain 21 years ofage, $469
At six months, 408
One year, 375
The Companyalsoexecutestrusts; receives moneyon deposit,
paying interest semi-annually, or compounding it, and makes
all kinds of contracts in which life or the interestof money isin.
i olved. WILLIAM MURDOCK, Secretary.
James H. Causten, City of Washington.
Dr. B. R. Wellford, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
H. Baldwin, Richmond, Va.
D. Robertson, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. TidballI Winchester, Va.
George Richards,Leesburg, Va. marl- I y
5 DOLLARS RIEWARD.--Ran away from her owner
in this city, on Thursday, the twelfth of the present
month, negro woman LAURA. Said negro woman is about the
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 by questions. She i ans accomplished housemaid
and seamstress, and will probably change her name, and endea-
vor to get employment in that line. Shis has an aunnin Georgetown
belt'.ging to Mr. Henry lMathews, and another relation living
vmith Mr. Berry of that place. She also has many acquaintances
The above reward willbe givenfor her apprehension wherever
taken, if delivered to the subscriber in Washington.
T. C. WILSON,
TN OTICE.o-Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Superior
L Court of Law and Chancery for the county of Southampton
and State of Virginia, and to me directed, bearing date November
4, 1841, I am instructed to advertise in thie Richmond Enquirer,
and in the National Intelligencer, rublishied in Washington, that
there is a fund now remaining under the control of the 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, Joel Porter, Jacob F. Porter, and Charlotte Porter,
and they are requested to come forward and receive the sums die-
creed to them respectively, and comply with the conditions of the
order for distribution. Members of Congress in whose district
those persons reside will confer a favor on their constituents by
giving the earliest information to them.
,idec 24-eotf EDWARD BUTTS.
A PPLES of the choicest kinds, from Western New York
Elegant northern Mercer Potatoes
Blood Beets, nice for pickling
White Cabbage, fine for cold slaugh
Superior Onions, by the barrel, bushel, or bunch
A large quantity of heavy Ship-stuff, Brown-stuff, and Shorts
Oats, Corn Meal, Rye Chop
Corn and Cut Straw
In sttre at Hoover's block on 7th Street, and for sale at low
prices for current money.
fob ll-eo3iv FORD & CHAPMAN, Agents.
HE BANKRUPT LAW,'paesed 19th August, 1841
with a Commentary, containing a futll explanation of the
Law, and ample references to English and American legal autho-
rities. Prepared for popular and professional use, by a Member
of the Philadelphia Bar. In pamphlet form 37 cents, bound 62c.
feb 15 For sale by F. TAYLOR.
C 6OL. J. THRUMBUaLL--HIs Reminilscences ot his
own Times, from I173f6 to 1841.-Just published,
complete in one volume, with many engravings. This day re-
ceived for sale by F. TAYLOR.
N EW MUSIC.-B. REISS has just received a collection
of new and beautiful Music, consisting of a choice selection
of Waltzes, Marches, Rondos, Duets, and Songs, among which
are the following.
SoNso.-The Old Sycamore. When will ye tmink of me. Come
sing, and be happy. Spanish Vesper Chant. Honi soit qui mat
y petne. The Warrior Sleeps on his Shield. 0, take me back
WA.TZzS.--Waltzes Pastorals ; Paganini Waltzes; the Bo-
q."-'. r ,,-.1 waltz ; the Magnolia Waltz; Fanny Elssier's favor-
in... W',,t..t ; the Cottage Waltzes; The Indepenment Greys'
Quickstep ; Webster's Q~uickstep; Perrure's Grand March ; ThIe
Pioneer's Quickstep; Fortune's Gallop, by Strauss; The Lady's
Gallop ; Augusta Gallopade ; Ronleau from the Opera of Sum-
nambula; Augusta Quadrilles, from the celebrated Opera of La
Bayadere ; B. illiant Variations from the Opera of the Magic
FPlute ; Les Amities, a s.t of French Cotillions ; Airs from La
N. B. New Music will be received every Saturday.
feb 23- eolw
C OARSE SALT for the Fisheries.-60,000 bushels
Turk's Island and St. Ubes Salt. For sale by
W. FOWLER & SON,
feb 3-2aw8w Alexandria.
D R. PHYSICK'S COUGH SIRUP.-This isa me-
dicine prepared according to a recipe of the late Professor
Physick, of Philadelphia, which has been extensively used for
many years, and found to be a most efficient remedy in the com-
mon catarrhal affections of the season. For sale at theo corner of
4j street and Pennsylvania avenue by
feb 23-2aw3w T. WATKINS.
MitS. RIVES'S BOOK is for sale at WM. M. MORRI-
S SON'S Bookstore, 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
AGENCY at WASHINGTO'.-JAMES H. CAS-
TEN,(late of Baltimore,) having madethiscity his perma-
nent residence, will undertake, with hisaocustoioed sealand'bil-
igence, the settlement of claims generally; and more particularly
claims before Congress, against the United States, or the several
Departments thereof, and before any Board of Commissionerethat
may be raised for the adjustment of spoliation or other claims.
He has now in charge the entire class arising out of FrenCh spo-
liations prior to the year 1800; with reference to which, in addition
to a mass of documents and proofs in his possession, be has ac-
ceas to those in the archives of the Government.
Claimants and pensioners on the Navy fund, &c. bountylands,
return duties, &c. c. and those requiring life insurance, can
have their business promptly attended to by letter, (post paid,)
and bus relieve themselves from an expensive and inconvenient
Having obtained a commission of Notary Public, he is prepared
to furnish legalized copies of any required public documents or
other papers. He has been so long engaged in the duties of an
agent, that it can only be necessary now to say that economy and
prompt attention shall be extended to all business confided to his
care; and that, to enable him to render his services and facilities
more efficacious, he has become familiar with all the formsot
Offiecon Fstraet,nearthetnew Treasury Building.
N EW MAP OP MARYLAND, on a large scale, newly
constructed from the best authorities; nearly five feet in
length, and giving upon the same large scale portions of Virgi.
nia and Pennslvania, and the whole of Delaware ; the sound-
ings of the Chesapeake, Delaware, and Potomac; and laying
down with greater care and accuracy than ihas before been at-
tempted the natural and artificial features of the face qf the
country; the whole beautifully engraved and colored, and mount-
ed on rollers.
Just published in Baltimore, and this day received (a few co-
pies only) for sale by
dec 10 P. TAYLOR.
LECTURES ON GEOLOGY, Number, transiat-
ed from the German of Leonhard, and edited by Professor
F. Hall, is just published, and for sale, together with the previous
numbers, by P. TAYLOP Price 50 cents each. sept 8
SUPERIOR STATION ERY.- The subscriber has late-
ly received from New York a large supply of cut glass
Inkstands, Wafers, Sealing Wax, Rodgers's Cutlery, and fancy
Stationery, which will be sold, wholesale and retail, at New York
prices. Also, about fify kinds of Steel Pens, consisting of the
Perryan, Windle's, Gillott's, Chance's, Levy's, &c. which will
be sold at much lower prices than formerly.
nov 1 Corner of 1 Ith street and Penn. av.
RINT ~NG PAPER.-W. FISCHER has in store one
S hundred reams best quality Printing Paper, sizes l by 24
and 22 by 32 inches, which he will sell at a reduced price to close
the lot. oct I
ITEj5W WO)RKS.-STANLEY THORN, or Henry Cock-
S ton, Eqq. with numerous illustrations, by Cruikshank.
TALES AND SOUVENIRS of a Residence in Europe, by
MRS. SEDGWICK'S LETTERS from Abroad to Kindled at
Home, in two volumes.
POCAHONTAS, and other Poems, by Mrs. L. H. Sigourney,
a new edition.
LECTURES on the Sphere and Duties of Woman and other
subjects, by George W. Burnap.
LECTURES on the History of Literature, ancient and modern,
from the German of Pred(-riok Schlegel.
SKETCHES OF MARRIED LIFE, by Mrs. Pollen, revised
POETICAL REMAINS of Maria Davidson, collected and ar-
ranged by her mother, with a Biography by Miss Sedgwick.
BIOGRAPHY and Poetical Remains of the late Margaret
Miller Davidson, by Washington Irving, third edition.
INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL in Central America, Chiapas, and
Yucatan, by John L. Stephens, illustrated.by numerous engrav-
ings. A new edition.
THE ADDRESSES and Messages of the Presidents of the Uni-
ed States, from Weshington to Tyler, to which is added the De-
claration of Independence and Constitution of the United States.
THE POEMS OF OSS1AN, translated by James Macpher-
son, Esq to which is prefixed a Preliminary Discourse and Dis-
sertations on the era and Poems of Ossian. A new edition.
nov 19 corner of 11 street and Penn. av.
] EW AMERICAN STEEL PENS ,-W.FISCHER
would invite the attention of Members of Congress, Heads
of Bureaus, banking houses, merchants, and teachers of schools,
to an examination and trial of the Metallic Pen manufactured by
Josiah Hayden & Co. Massachusetts, to whom a silver medal was
awarded by the American Institute in New York for the superi-
ority of their Pens. A I .ra- -.i 1 of them is for sale, wholesale
and retail, ot Stationers' H %i, i., proprietor of which has been
..,..;r. .1 i, ., ),..l will take pleasure in showing the variety of
P.' 1 ,l .' 1 ., ,,, call orsend for them. dec 18
SETTERS OF HORACE WALPOLE, Earl of
S 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 26
20 hReamts Compliment Paper.-W. FISCHER
2 V has recently received 200 reams ofCompliment Pa-
rer, comprising the very best quality of English, French, and
American manufacture, of various sizes, witm envelopes to match.
Also, every variety of colored Sealing Wax and Wafers, with
every otherartile in the Stationery line, of superior quality, con-
stantly for sale atStationer,' Hall, dec 18
Circuit Cburt of the liSatrict of Columbia for the coun-
ty of Washington.o,
IN CHANCERY, NOVEMBER TERM, 1841.
William H. Booth,
John K. Wqt, Louisa Livingston, executrix of Edward Livings-
ton, deceased, Henry D. Gilpin, and Hon. Thomas Ewing, Sec
retary of the Treasury of the United States.
4IIE bill of complaint in this cause in substance sefs forth
S that in the year 1821 the complainant recovered in Jefferson
Circuit Court of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, by the judg-
ment ofthie said Court, a judgment against the defendant John K.
West for the sum of $5,000, with interestat thIe rate of 6 per cent.
perannum, from the 19th day of March, 18t9, besides costs of
suit; that the said judgment remains in full force oand virtue, and
wholly unsatisfied; that execution was duly issued upon said judg-
ment, but that the said West had nut, nor now has, any property
or effects which could or can be reached by said process of exe-
cutioni 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 mutt be remediless except in
The bill proceeds to state that the defendant West had, and
has, certain claims upon the Republic of Mexico, 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 thas awarded to the said
Louisa, executrix as aforesaid, and in trust for thie said West, the
sunt of $43,652, to be paid by the said Republic of Mexico to her
in trust as aforesaid; that, in pursuance of .lie act of Congress, the
Secretary of the Treasury has granted and issued, or is about
granting and issuing, certificates on the said award for the amount
thereof, which certificates may be transferred; sand that the
moneys receivable therefor 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 debt so 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. Tthe
bill then prays that thIe 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,
if he shall have received the said certificates, os 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 maoybe
necessary for the purpose, be made by this Court applicable to
the payment ofrthe 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 arenot, noris either
of them, within the jurisdiction of this Court, but remide 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 Intelligeicer, published in the city of Washington,
once a week for the space of four months prior to the first Monday
in April next, tmereby 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 bill set forth ; and that, such publication being duly made,
in default ofsuch 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.
COXB & CARLISLE, Solicitors and of counsel fur complainant.
ANTOLtOGY, a Systematic Survey of Human
Knowledge, by Roswell Park, A. M. Professor of Natural
Philosophy and Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania, 1
ol. octave, with many illustrative engravings. Just published,
and received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
ORNAMENTAL BOOKS FOR 182.-This day
received by F. TAYLOR-
The Poetry of Flowers and Flowers of Poetry, by Francis S.
Osgood, containing also many engravings, a Floral dictionary, &c.
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 ether similar works. Heath's Historical Anoual for
1842, :It. 'r', ,.: t., history and engravings the great Civil War
of Cbalcm 1-I,. F.ri; 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 richly bound. Illustrated Books in great variety,
..ut, En.;lt h 'el Frn,.'in. Diamond editions for the pocket of fa-
.-it.,. t-.I, :,.-: .,'i. r; Miniature English editions, richly bound;
Souvoniris, Albums, 1)rawing Books, Books of Engravings, Pocket
Books, Card Cases, Gold and Silver Pencil Cases, Portfolios, &c.
all for sale at the lowest New York and Philadelphia prices.
INIATCRE ENGLISH EDITIONS, richly
.11 bound and embellished, of Milton, 2 volse. 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
11-l1I g.- Walton-. &. Coto'a, Comn^lete Anirfer S.ni~t's, bl o..;
ItHIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that the subscriber has Scott's Lady of the Lake, S .-'I T.. .. fil,.- Last Minstrel, Lewis's
obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington county, Tales of Wander, Charles La.5.:.' R.-.i-- unm.rl Gray, Gems of Wit
in the District of Columbia, letters of administration on the per- and Humor, Falconer's Shipwreck, Gregory's Father's Legacy,
sonal estate of Victor Byer, late of Washington county, Gems from Shakspeare, Mason on Self Knowledge, Burns,
deceased. All persons having claims against the said deceased Campbell, Ilemans, Miss Landon, Pollok, Penelon, Pope, Irving,
are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, Akenside, Channing's Essays, Lamb's Tales from Shakepeare,
to the subscriber, en or before the 19th day of February next; Lalla Rookh, Moore a Melodies, Bishop Heber, Sterne, Gold-
they may otherwise, by law, be excluded from all benefit of smith's Essays, Goldsmith's Poems, Gray's Poems, Byron, Shak-
said estate. speared, and many other popular authors, English Bibles, &e. &c.
Given under my hand this 19th day of February, 1842. All beautiful packet editiona, in rich London binding. Lately im-
LUCY A. BYER, ported, and for sale by
feb 23-w3w Administratrix. dec 22 F. TAYLOR,
A NATURALi REMEDY,'suited to [our conatitutlohi
and competent to the cure of every curable disease, will be
found in the INDIAN VEGETABLE PILLS of the North Ame-
crian College of Health.
These extraordinmay Pills are composed of plants whica grow
spontaneously on our own soil; and are therefore better adapted
to our constitutions than medicines concocted from foreign drugs,
however well they may be compounded; and as the Indian Vege-
table Pilis are founded upon the principle that the human body is
in truth subject to but ene disease, viz. cotrupt humors, and that
said medicine cures this disease on natural principles-by clean-
sing and purifying the body-it will be manifest, that if the con-
stitution be not entirely exhausted, a perseverance in their use,
according to directions, is absolutely certain to drive disease ot
every name from the body.
When we wish to restore a swamp or morass to fertility, we
drain it of the superabundant waters; in like manner, if we wish to
restore the body to health, we must cleanse it of impurity.
The Indian Vegetable Pills will be found one of the best, if not
the very Lest medicine in the world for carrying out this grand
purifying principle, because they expel from the body all morbid
and corrupt humors, the cause of disease, in an easy andr natural
manner; and while they every day give ease and pleasure, dis-
ease of every name is rapidly driven from the body.
The above named Indian Vegetable Pills have been three years
before the American Public; and we can now say, without fear of
contradiction, that of all the various medicines which have here-
tofore been popular, rnot one has given such universal satisfaction
or obtained such a permanent hold upon the affections of the peo-
ple. Not only do all who use it, invariable experience relief, end
recommend it in the strongest terms, but it hias effected some of
the most astonishing cures ever performed by medicine.
Hitherto, very few ol the numerous testimonials which have
been received in favor of this extraordinary medicine have been
published, as the medicine obtained its present great celebrity
more by its own intrinsic goodness than from extensive alvertising.
It has been deemed proper, however, to offer the following opinions
of the public press, together with a few extracts from letters of
agents, merely to show that the fame ofthei Indian Vegetable Pills
is not confined to any one section, but is rapidly extending itself
to every part ofthe Union.
From the Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post.
THE INDIAN VEGETABLE PILLs.-Wrighit's Indian Vegetable
Pills are attaining great celebrity in New England as well as other
parts of the United States. The attempt of persons to defraud the
public by tIe sale of spurious articles meets with general repro-
btion. Mr. Wright is en indefatigable business mait, and shows
an array of cures by the medicine which warrant confidence in
the virtues of his Indian Vegetable Pills.
From the Philadelphia Spirit of the Times.
THE INDIAN VEGETABLE PILLS.-People are Pretty well satis-
fied by this time that calomel and the other thousand and one
mineral preparations of the shops, are better adapted, as a general
rule, to kill rather than cure the patients as a matter of course,
vegetable medicines are therefore in great request. There are
very many humbugs, however, among the latter, and we would
advise all those who have the least regard for their health to try
the Indian Vegetable Pills of the North American College of
Health, sold at 169 Race street, Philadelphia, as they are the pre-
paration of one intimately acquainted with the healing arit.
From the Boston Daily Times.
INDIAN VEGETABLE PitLLS.-Ofall the publicly advertised medi-
cines of the day, we know of none that we can more safely recom-
mend for the ills that flesh is heir to" than the Pills that are sold
at the depot of the North American College of Health, No. 193
Tremont street, Boston. Several instances we know of where
they are used in families with the highest satisfaction; and no
longerago than yesterday we heard an eminent physician of the city
recommend them in high terms. There used to be in the commu-
nity a great repugnance to the use of quack medicines, as they are
.all indiscriminately termed, but it was mainly owing to the regu-
lar M. D.'s constantly denouncing them. They afc, however, be-
coming more liberal in this respect, and the consequence is that
good vegetable medicines are now more extensively used than
Extract of a letter from Peter Christ, Uniontown, Carroll
county, Maryland, November 17, 1838.
Dear Sir: About two months ago I had business in Ballimore*
and called at your office and bought a few boxes of the Indian Ve-
getable Pills ; and upon trying them I found them to be far sups-
rior to Pills, or any other medicine I had ever used. I
had been subject to a cough for five years past, and during the
time have taken a variety of medicines without any relief until I
got the Indian Vegetable Pills, and by taking four doses the cough
began to leave me; and I now enjoy behotter health than I have
done for five years past. After I (found them to lie a valuable me-
dicine, I immediately sent to Baltimore for a large supply. I have
received so much benefit in using the Indian Vegetable Pills that
I cannot help but recommend them to every invalid I see, and
think so well of the medicine that I have sent two dozen boxes to
my invalid friends in the State of Indiana.
From G. C. Black, New York.
Mr. Win. Wright: Dear Sir: You will please to forward as
soon as possible some of your Indian Vegetable Pills, as we are
al.nost 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 vety highly of them. One
gentleman attributes his being cured of dropsy to the use of them ;
and another has been cured ofdyspepsia 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 M11r A. Larrimore, Indiana.
Dr. Wright : Dear Sir: Having some knowledge of your most
excellenticompound, 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 conespondence with you. Thie pills alluded to are well
thought of here and very much w.nted. I wish to make arrange-
ments with you for a constant supply, as I think avery great quan-
tity could be sold in this section of the country.
Extract of a letter from Samuel Griflth, Stewarttoum, York
Mr. W. Wright : Dear Sir : Lamt selling the Indian Vegetable
Pills by the dollar's worth, and at that rate the stock of Pills, left
by your travelling agent, will soon be out.
I am pleased to find they are such ready sale. Those who have
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. Wmin. Wright: Dear Sir : You will have the kindness to
forward mrue, as soon as possible, two or three gross of the Indian
Vegetable Pills. The 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
im a short time supersede all others in this city.
Extract of a letter from Lycoming county, Pa.
Mr. Win. Wright: Dear Sir: On being appointed agents for
the sale of then ldlian Vegetable Pills in this place, we only took
i i nr.- ..i trial ; but it would have been better if we had taken
.l. J..:. i. gross : for, on a fair trial, they have far exceeded our
-u .1 ,,..;,. expectationss li fact so much so that we have been
linin'"l I- ,n.in, 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, Penn.
AGENTS for the sale of the above-named Indian Vegetable
Robert Parnham, Washington.
Thomas E. Hills, Georgetown. District ofColum-
Juhn J. Sayres, Alexandria. [ bia.
Win. Alexander, Tenallytown. J
Robert Wright, Bladensburg, Prince George's co.
Jacob S. Hall, Belhsville.
W. T. Duavall, Good Luck P 0.
Office and General Depot, for the sale of mhe Indian Vegetable
Pills, wholesale and retail, 169 Race street, Philadelphia.
KTURMER, a Tale of Mesmerism, to which are added
other Sketches from Life, by Isabella F. Romer.
Truth severe, by fairy Fiction dressed."
Ia 2 vohs.just from the press, and for sale at
dec" 6 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.
C ONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY for the Second
Session of the Twenty-seventh Congress of the United
States of America, compiled and printed for the use of Congress.
Contents : Names of Senators, Representatives, and Delegates,
with their post offices and districts. Alphabetical Congress Di-
rectory. Committees: Senate, House, Joint, and Select Commit-
tees. Residence of Public Officers, Officers of Congress, Senate,
House, United Slates Supreme Court, Foreign Ministers near the
United States, Ministers, Consuls, and other Diplomatic Agects.
Mail, Railroad, Steamboat, and Stage Arrangements.
Just published, and for sale at the Bookstore of
dec 31 Corner of 1]th street and Penn. avenue.
L ONDON ANNUALS FOR 1842.-Heath's Book
of Beauty, thirteen splendid portraits. Heath's Picturesque
Annual, with many engravings. Paris, by Mrs. Gore, twenty-one
highly finished engravings. Keepsake, twenty six.steel end
acrographic plates. Book of the Boudoir. Heath's Historical
Annual. Friendship's Offering. Forget me not. Drawing-
Room Scrap Book, beautiful-; and all of the American Annuals far
1842. WM. M. MORRISON,
nov 19 4 doons west of Brown's Hotel.
In the matter of George Croghan, an Insolvent Debtor.
IT is, this 19th day of January, 1842, ordered that the Trustee
in this cause give public notice, by advertisement in the Na-
tional Intelligencer and Globe, once a week for four weeks, for
all the creditors of the said insolvent to bring in, and file with the
said Trustee, their claims against his estate, with the vouchers
thereof, on or before the second Monday in March next.
Test: W. BRENT, Clerk.
NOTICE.-Pursuant to the above order, the creditors of
George Croghan above named are hereby notified to bring in and
file with me their claims, with the vouchers thereof, on or before
the second Monday in March next.RICHARD FRANCE,
jan 25-w4w [Globe] Tiustee.
H ISTORY OF SLAVERY.-An inquiry into the his-
tory of slavery, its introduction into the United States,
causes of its continuance, and remarks upon the abolition tracts
of William E. Chenning, D. D., by Rev. T. C. Thornton, Presi-
dent of the Centenary College, Clinton, Mississippi.
Just published by W. M. MORRISON.
jan 31 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.