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EDITED BY FRANCIS P. BLAIR.

FRANCIS P. BLAIR & JOHN C. RIVES,
PROPRIETORS AND PUBLISHEZ..5
TERMS.
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WASHINGTON BRANCH RAILROAD.
The Passenger trains on this road will
daily start as follows, viz;
FRoM WASHINGTON FOR BALTIMORE,
At 6 o'clock, a. m. and at 34 o'clock, p. m.
FROM BALTIMORE FOR WASHINGTON,
At 9 o'clock, a. m. and at 4 o'clock, p. inm.
Passengers by the morning train, if proceeding
wletwardly, can connect with the Westein train on
the Baltimore and Ohio rail road at the Relay house,
reach Frederick m time for the Western miages
that leave there at 12 i.'clhck, nt'on. o.r Harper's
Ferrq, IrT, imle for the evening train 'o Winchester,
wmrie pa..engers LravetLaq "easBwardly are con-
veyed libruagh to Philadelphia without unnecessary
detention at Balitmr-re, reaching Philadelphia in
time for the evening line to New York; and thus
accomplishing the journey from Washington to
New York in one day.
Under ne circumstances whatever can the train
be delayed beyond the hour fixed for starting. It
is, therefore respectfully suggested that passengers
procure :heir tickets the previous a'.'r ins; 1. ena-
le them to do which, the office will be l:.[i open
till half past seven o'clock, p. m. By order.
May 3 SAMUEL STETTINIUS, Agent.



WASHINGTON BRANCH R.HI.RttAD
TRANSPORTATION DEPOT,
December 13, 1837.
T is respectfully made known that merchandise
or other commodities received at this Depot,
r delivery in this city, or to be forwarded to Bal-
timore, or to points on the line of the road, will
hereafter be subject to the following regulations, of
wtich those interested will please take notice:
1st, The freight and charges on all goods con-
signed to individuals in this city or its vicinity
must be paid before their removal from the Depot
2d, Cmm,,doie.. ,tilered for transportation mtiti
be diaminr'lv marked, and be accompanied by a
list, in duplicated of the number and description of
packages to be forwarded, the name of the con-
signee, and of the party forwarding the same,
otherwise they cannot be received.
The Company will not be responsible for damage
arising from leakage or breakage, nor will they be
responsible for damage alleged to have been re-
ee-ived by 'ny goods or commoditiestI anspoited by
them, unless the claim shall be made before the
remn, val of the goods from the Depot. Further,
if goods which shall have been transported on this
road be not received or taken away by their con-
signers or owners, on the day of their arrival tt the
Depot, the Company will not be responsiblht for
or pay any claims for loss or damage which may
be sustained by such goods; in other words, il
cooe's, as above described, be permitted to remain
in or on the cars on the railway, or at the Depot,
one or more nights after their arrival, they will
tViuain so at the exclusive risk of the owners or
coussgners.
The hours for receiving and delivering goods
will, until further notice, be from 9 a. m. until
4 pm. SBy order,
Dec 13 SAM. STE"r wlNlT, Agent.

FOR THE SOUTH.
MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA STEAMBOAT
COMPANY.
WIJ.VTER .fR:7.1.'V,,lIE. I VT, %'I, CO EMCING
DECEMBER 24.



A FIST RATE STEAMBOAT will leave
Baltimore, from the lower eid of Spear',
wharf, every TUESDAY and FRIDAY EVE
VINGS,at 3 o'clock, or soon a ter the arrival of ihe
Cats from Philadelphia, for Norfolk and Poitt-
mouth, Va. Passengers going to Charl, ton or
New Orleans, will take the Raiiroad Cars next
morning at Portsmouih.
This is ihe quiekist and mo t comfortable rout!'
going South, (only one change to Weldon, N. C.
277 miles, and eight or ten by any other route to
the same point and pait of them in the drad of
night,) particularly at this season of theyear, when
the Potomac is obstructed by ice.
The line has been in operation 24 years, and the
public have never sustained lIss in li'e or ilb.
For passage, apply to J. W. BROWN, Arent,
Jan 1-6w lower end of Spear's wharf.

fSplendid ('aE ri'in c.,4 .
t'f -?^, -U PIJIL.DELPlItI C t.q(ui
1 .1I. i.N'UF./IC TORl V, .Mts. 2?S anil
WKS^SSSR'1).tt, Race st.-I. K.NOWI.ES,
for A. Kl5OWLES, begs leave very respecr'ully
to return his grateful than ks to the citizens of Phila-
delphia, and to his friends throughout the Union,
for the large and increasing patronage he has me-
ceived since he commenced busines-, and itiorins
them that he has now on hand, and is constantly
finishir g, CARRIAGES of every pattern and de.
scription, which he will warrant both as to the du-
rability of the workmanship and elegance of finish.
In consequence of various circumstances, such
as the entire saving of the cost of transportation
and the expense of the damage incident ihereto,
the saving of large commissions to agents, and the
reduction in the price of labor, he will sell car-
riages and other vehicles, manufactured in a first
rate and superior style, at thirty-five per cent. un-
der the prices of last year.
All orders thankfully received and promptly
executed.
In consequence of his constant personal atten-
tion to the business in Philadelphia, he is able to
warrant that all carriages shail be in a scperir
style of finish and workmanship to any lieretofore
manufactured at Amherst, Massachusetts.
Carriages boxed up and sent to order to any part
of the Union, at the shortest notice.
N. B. York wagons of every pattern, fint.ihedin
the most superior manner, on hand, and will be
sold far below the prices of any which have been
heretofore offered for sale in thia city.
L. K. having made arrangements with the
Trenton manufactory of Carriage Bows and best


Felloes, he will keep constantly on hand a general
assortment of all sizes and patterns of those anrti-
cles, made of the very best materials, which he will
dispose- of at reduced prices.
Dee 19

nPHE AMERICAN POCKET ALMANAC
for 1841), containing a list if the oflic'is of
the United States Government, Army and Navy
list, and oiher useful information, is jn't published
and for sale by WM. M. MORRISON,
Dec 27 Four doors west of Biow,.'- Hoel.

HE JURIST, a monthly Law and Equity
Reporter of cases decided in the Hlouse
of Lords, Pivy Council, Chancellor'a Court, Rtll.
Court, Exchequer, Quren's Bench, Bail Couit
Common Pleas, Court of Review, &c. fully and
accurately reported by eminent bairi.-trs expressly
for this work.
The original reports are published at a great ex-
pense; in this series they will all begivern tor'eet
dollars per annum, in twelve large munlhty num-
bers, with tie laruier ad antate of vetting the~r
much earlier than tiey have heretof.te been sup
plhed to the prote-sion.
The first num' ers may he examined at F. TAY-
LOR'S Btokstotr, wheie subhs rptions will be ie
eeivtd, and the work firwari'et to any part of th-
Untied Sttes, ktruligiy enveloped, and at a trifling
po11ge. Jan 4


BY BLAIR & RIVES.


" THE WORLD IS GOVERNED TOO MUCH. s


CITY OF WASHINGTON. --D6IL V- FRIDAY EVENING, FEB


JAMES J. DICKINS,
ATrInNCE AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Has removed his office to Pennsylvania avenue, a
few doors west of the City Post Office.
OctR 29-dcp3m
L. A. THOMPSON & T. H. HAGNER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
TALLIAHASSEE, FLORIDA,
Have associated in the practice of the Law, and
will attend the Superior Courts of the Middle and
Apalai-hicola Districts, and the Court of Appeals
of Florida.
Business entrusted to their care will meet with
prompt attention.
Tallahassee, Oct. B--Oct. 29-d6in
D. W. PATTERSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAWV,
Residing at Smthland, mouth of Cumberland
river, Kentucky, offers his services to the public as
a General Land Agent in that portion of the State.
He also will attend specially to the collection of all
claims in that quarter.
REFRNRENCz.-Col. G. Croghan, Washington
city. Nov 2-3m
ORPHANS' COURT, Jant. .14, 054u.
District of r',rluttn, fa,thi,,gton county, to wit:
0N A[PLICA'I 10.1., it writine,it is ordered,
that James Wiltiies b" appointed adminis-
Vator on the taratef William H-IllJnl, deceased,
onles cao.e to the cetrary be shown, on or be-
fore tite second TutsdJay in Fa'ruty nexl; pro-
videil a copy ofthis order be published in the Globe
and Inte ligencer newspapers once a week for three
successive wveks previous to said second Tuesday
in February next. N. P. CAUSIN.
True copv-Test: EDW. N. ROACH,
J.an 17-w3w Register of Wills


ORPHANS' COURT, Jan. 10, 1840.
District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:
"l"It rEP ED, on application, that John McElroy
Je tre ',jlo-in'ed Iadministrator, wih the will
annexed, on the personal estate of William
McSherry, deceased, unless cause to the contrary
be shown on or before the fir,t Tutsday in Febru-
ary next: Provided, a copy of this ordar be pub-
lished in the Itelligencer and Globe newspapers
omce a week for three successive weeks previous
to said first Tuesday in Febriuatiry next.
NATH. P. CAUSIN.
True copy.-Test; ED. N. ROACH,
Jan 1lI-w3w Register of Wilts.
rT'IAKE NOTICE -D. L. 11OGAN, from Phi-
ladelphia, would most respectfully inform
the ladies and gentlemen of Washington, that he
has arrived here wiih a large and splendid assorlt-
ment of Ornamental Hair Work of all descriptions,
such as ladies' and' gent'emen's Wigs, Scalp, Fri-
zenes, Everlasting Curls, Mohair Caps, and French
Flowers for the hair, all of the newest fashion.
Mr. H. would( inform the ladies that he will dress
their hair at the following prices:
For attending once $1
Do. twelve times 8
Do. every day, rer month 10
At Mrs. Biller's Fina-y store, Pennsylvania
avenue, between 9th and 10ih streets.
Wi tg f the best quality and workmanship, f$t2,
metal ic and plaii ladies' do.
The subsfr ber is fiomr the firm of Gotlieb and
H gin, Lad e-' Hair Diessers, Philadelphia.
) c 27-eo2,v* _
I ,i.-.11 \ \'A '.1.1 ~,I % V. i .- ,rl-I I \ V EH-I :-
SNA CREIiAM SOAP, the best arlith le ever
offered for shaving: for sale by Dr. Watkins, S. J.
Todd, Charles Stott, J. L. Peabody, R. S. Patter-
son, W. Kirkwood, E. H. and C. H. James, F.
Howard,in Washmnaton; 0. M. Linthicutw, George-
town, and W. Stabler and others, in Alexandria.

IMPORTANT TO PERSONS AFFLICTED
WITH COUGHS, COLDS, CONSUMP-
TION, W IHOOPING-COUGH, BRONCHITIS,
AN A LL DISEASES OF THE LUNGS AND
WINDPIPE.
REV. I. COVERT'S BALM OF LIFE.-This
medicine is now offered to the public, as the best
remedy now in use lor thiecure s,fthe above named
diseases. It is extensively recommended by Phy-
sicians, C'Itrgymenu, and others, to whom the recipe
has been freely made known.
See circulars containing particulars, and nume-
rous certificates which may be hadl gra'i( of all
the agents. FT..i,', Phelps, and C Whiolesale
Druggi-ts, 1.'2 ',v ,-. street, New York, are ap-'
pointedl General Agents, and are prepared to sup-
ply venders on the Proprietor's best terms.
I. COVERT & Co. Proprietors,
Auburn, New York.
FOR SALE AS ABOVE.

-"R. G. R. PHELPS'S COMPOUND TOMA
TO PILLS.-These Pills continue to main-
tain the celebrity which they so rapidly and exten-
sively acquired, and have proved themselves an
uneqalled remedy a't an alternative in Dyspepsia,
Chronic, and Glandular diseases, and as a Cathar-
tic in all Bilious affections, and Family Physic;
as from their nature and composition they are par
uirularly mildt anti salutary in their operation.
Toe tetimonials of their superior beneficial effects
from Pitsi n.-':4 and distinguished individual's,
places them bryond the doubtful remedies of the
dlay, and warrants the proprietor in claiming for
tlihm superior consideration.
%* As there are other and different Tomato
Pills now. advertised, and some even as "Phelpl's"
those wishing the genuine should be particular to
get those sirncd G. R. Phelps, M. D. Hartford,
Conni. For testimonials see pamphlets in the
hands of all those who sell them.
For sale by the proprietor, Hartford, Connecti-
cut; anid by agents in moat of tlae principal towns
in the United States.
FOR SALE AS ABOVE. Dec. 4-d6m


"" STREET ACADEMY, CLASSICAL AND
, MATHEMATICAL, NEAR TWELFTH
STREET, OPPOSITE KRAFFTS BAKERY.
The oi I. r-;',,.1i, a graduate of the University of
Vin'n i, ht, --Ei-.ed a school for the instruction of
pupils in the various branchesof a i-.r..'h edu-
cation. Among these will be taught the Greek
Latin, and French languages, Mathematics and
Drawing.
French is to be, as far as practicable, the lan-
guage of conversation.
The number of scholars is to be limited, and, as
several are already engaged, it is desirable that
those who wish to enter this institution may send
in their names at an early day.
Public examinations will be instituted at the end
of each quarter.
Terms, moderate. Payments quarterly, in ad-
vance.
The undersigned W'ill continue to give, in the
pe. itei, prit. ie lessons in the above languages, as
"n'I. .-t i,,r, Italian, and Spanish.
RsPrnENCEs-Mcssrs. Alexander Dimi'ry, J. H.
Offly, J S. Withbin, and his numerous pupils now
receiving private lessons, a list of whom may be
seen at the academy.
CHARLES KRA1TSIR, M. D.
P. S. A gentleman competent to teach the ordi-
nary branches of a puli'e education, can find em-
phloyment in ihe family of a gentleman residing
near the District of Columbia, by applying to the
subscriber: one able to teach music also would be
preferrr .l. Nov 1-if

-.-TAMMERI\'G CURED.-Dr. Comstock'.
Si Vocal G mnasium and Lyceum for Elocution
Philadetlihia.--hi,; mintttution is open from the
first of September till the la-,tot June-duting July
and August there :s a vacation. All desirous ot
ins ructin, either fior the cure of STAMMERINGO,
LISPI:NG, or improvement in ELOOUTION, may learn
the condition', of
ANDREW COMSTOCK, M. D.
No. 100 Mulberry (Arch) treee, Phiadelphia.
.I~ i{p, ert,' published, and lorsale by the au-
thiir, 100 Arch street, Cnomstock's Practical Elocu
tion, or S)stem of Vecal Gymnastics, with Re-
marks (on s'animprine: i luistrated by engravings.
Dr. Com-.toclk'! Remarks tn Stammering, and
,umin-rous recommendations which he has obtained
f h s-System iTfVocal Gymnastics, are appended
t, his circular, whic.i shall be sent to any one who
1nay wish mo learn more upon the subject of his in-
.ittution. Sjtusfactory ref-enrcee ran begiven in
the p, tprl ci'ies of the United States.
JB 6l-41ms


IFLES, MUSKETS, PISTOLS, &c. &c.-
TRYON, SON & Co, No. 134, North 2d
street, Philadelphia, Manufacturers of Firearms of
every description, aitd, irom their extensive facili-
ties and long experience, can tIl sill orders en-
trusted to them with promptness, and on the best
terms. Dec 14-6m
S TORR AND MORTIMER, of New Bond
street, London, manufacturing silversmiths
and jewellers, beg leave to announce that they have
just arrived, with a new and fashionable assort
ment of Jewellery, Plate, and plated articles, of the
very best quality and workmanship, which are now
ready for inspection at their rooms, 20 Warren
street, near Broadway, New York.

1NENDERICH'S PORTRAITSofthe President,
S Vice Pieidenr, Messrs. Rives Forayth, Ben-
ton, Webster, Clay, Kendall, Tailnial.- Wood-
bury, Pominsett, Wall, Calhoun, Southard, Polk,
Grun ly, and many others, all of them acknow-
ledged to be the best portraits ever produced in the
UnitedStates, are just received, and for sale by
Jan 1 F. TAYLOR.
IEW OF THE STATE OF EUROPE dui.
inig the Middle Agei, by Henry Hallam,
from the sixth London edition, complete in vol.
is for sale cheap at th ,Broii and .1t11ionney Store
of W. MI. MORRI-ON,
Dec 30 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.

ENGLISH SYNONYMES, with copious Il-
lustrations and Explanations, drawn from
the best writers. A new edition, enlarged, by
George Crabb, M. A. author of the Universal
Technological Dittionary and the Universal Histo-
rical Disuonary, is for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
Dec 30 Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
IAIR TONIC.-For producing a fine growth
of Hair, many testimonials accompany each
bottle. The following is from a disinterested
source, is worthy of attention.
JAYN'S HAiaR ToNic.-We have, heretofore
numbered ourselves among those who believed that
"Alibert's Hair Tonic," sold by Dr. Jayne, was
one of the many quack npstrums whose virtues
are never seen beyond the fulsome puffs of their
authors. We are willing, at length, to make pub-
lic acknowledgment of the error of our belief. An
intimate friend, some two or three months since,
all the top of whose cranium was as bald as a
piece of polished marble, maugre all our jsting
and ridicule of the idea of attempting to cultivate
so barren a spot, purchased a bottle or two of the
Hair Tonic from Dr. Jayne, and according to his
directions applied it. During the present week
the same friend ushered himself into our presence,
and uncovering his hitherto naked head, astonished
us with a thin, though luxuriant growth of hair,
from one to two inches in length-upon the very
premises we had believed as unyielding to cultiva-
tion as the trackless sand that skirts the Atlantic.
This is no puff, but is religiously true, and, to those
who doubt, the gentleman can be pointed out. What
is more in favor of this "Tonic," the case here
e'ite.t was not one of temporary baldness-no sud-
den loss of the hair-but was one of years' stand-
ing, though the gentleman is but forty.live years of
age.-Philadelphia Spirit ofthe Timtes of Oc. 21,1839.
For sale at
Nov. 2 TODD'S, Drug Store.
S9"O CLAIMANTS.-FRANCIS A. DICKINS
continues to undertake the agency of claims,,
before Congress, and other branches of the Go
vernment, including commissioners under treaties,
and the various public offices. He will attend to
pre-emption and other land claims, the procuring
of patents tor public lands, anti the confirmation
by Congress ot grants and claims to lands; claims
for horses and other property lost in, or taken for,
the service of the United States; prop.rTiv d.,.,''.yvd
by the Indians, or while in the po.'-.113.n ith'
United States; invalid, revolutionary, navy, wi-
dows' and half-pay pensions; claims for Revolu-
tionary services, whether for commutation, half-
pay, or bounty ,ands-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; ani indeed any busi-
ness before Congress or the public offices, which
may require the aid of an agent or attorney. His
charges will be moderate, and depending upon the
amount of the claim and the extent of the service.
He is also Agent for the American Life Insu-
rance and Trust Company, which has a capital of
two millions of dollars paid in; and for the Balti-
more Fire Insurance Company.
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, second
door from 15th street.
All letters mu~t be post paid. July 18-dly
BRADFORD COUNTY, sS.
The Commonwealth of Peirnsylvania to the Sheriff of
[L s.] said County. greeting:
F ELNATHAN GOODtICH make.you se-
cure of proecuting his claim, then we com-
manil )ou that you sumntmon, by good and lawful
summon, Lyman Alexanr'er and Minerva Alex-
ander, who has for her guardian ad litem Stephen
Pi rce, late of your county Yet(mn, s.o that they
be and appear before our judges at Towanda, at
our county court c.f common p'ets, there to be held
the second Monday of February rext, to show
wheetbre, whereas, they, iha afoiesaid EIna han,
and ihe afoiesait Lyman and Mineiva, who has
for her guardian ad liteim Stephen Pi. rce, together
and undivided, do hold in unqual shares a tract
o!' lmd t.i'ute in Coliumbha town hip, in said
county of Bradford, cont~iiing one hundlieI and
s xty aces of land with th- appurtenrances, bounded
on the r'orih by lands of widow Cog.dell, ont ihe
east by lands ofJas. Lamb, on the south by lands
of Jere Aidams,on the wvst by lands of Eli Baird.
The same Lvmnian and Minrrva, who has fi r her
,ueidian ad item Stephen Pierce, partition thereof
between them to be made, (according to ih laws
and customs of this Commonwealth, in such case
made and provided) do gainsay, and the same to
be done, do not permit, very unjustly, mnd against
the same laws and customs, (as tis ta d, etc ) and
have you then ano there this wait.
Witness the honorable John N. Ci, i,:'tirm,
president of our said Coont at Towannj, ti,., li9t
day of December, 1839.
DAVID CASH, Pro honotary, per
J. M. WATTLES, Deputy.
All persons interested in the preiniiss nbove de-
scribed, will take notice of the above writ and its
requirements. I. H. STEPHENS, Si.ff.
Shet ill's Office, Towanda, Dec. 20, 1P39.
Dec 30-w6s'cp

IMPORTANT TO THOSE AFFLICTED
WITH DISEASES OF THE LUNGS AND
WINDtIPE.-REV. I. COVERr'S BALM OF
LIFE: A new and valuable remelv for the cure, f
COUGHS,COLDS,CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA,
BRONCHITIS, CROUPWHOOP NG CoUCH,
and all d seases of the LUNGS and WINDPIPE;
"Xaensively used and recoasmendet by the Medicat
t' aculty, to whom the recipe has been freely made
known.
A supply of the above remedy just receive at
Jan 8-lm TODD'S Drug St re.

CHEAP GOODS.-We offer f,.r sa'e,
Figuied Gios de Nap. Si'ks at 75 centa
Plain do do do 65
Pain Pou de Soie 97 i


Black gound Muusselair.es, fiom $3 75 to $5 50
epr dress
Co'oed do do 2 25 to 8 00
Frenich Merincs 1 (10 t0 1 75
English do 50 to 80i
Wi h other articles, which will be off-re4l at re-
lucel prices, by A. W. & J. E. TURNER.
f7UHE IMPORTANT PARTS OF KENT'S
| COMMbNTARIES REDUCED TO
tUE3TIONS AND ANSWER-P-Cmplete in
One volume, price $2 25: by Asa Kinne; dedir.t'td
to, and tecmmcnded by, Chanceltor Kent. Just
p#blih 4d, and thia d4y reoteied ani f..r sale by
F, TAT1oR,


'SKUA.x A, ,o'0.


ViRoirrA-At a Circuit Superior Court of Law "-UROPEANM AGENCY.-The undersigned lI/ RS. GARDINER'S INDIAN BALSAM
and Chancery of Fauquier county, held on the f respectfully informs the public that he in- J.l.M OF LIVERWORT.-For the cure of
19th day of October, 1839 tend- to continue hi-. AGENCY business wih Eng- Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, Phthisic, Sore
IN CHANCERY. land, Ireland, and kcotland, and other parts of Stomach, pain in the side, and a I diseases of the
Thomas Priest and Jemima Winn, plaintiffs, Europe. Having visited Europe annually, and Lungs. For the above complaints, this medicine
against carried on the Agency for upwards of twenty stands unrivalled for its efficacy-it is prepared
Thomas S. Priest and Mary Priest, admr. and years past, he i-s now de-irous of confining it to wholly from vegetables. Alto, its efficacy for 'the
admx. of Lewis Priest, deceased; Henry Priest, such business as can be realize I without much cure of the Liver Complaint, is full estabi-bed. I
surviving administrator, with the will annexed, of trouble or delay, either by himself in person, or by me nation the names of but a few of thousands who
Thos. Priest, sr. deceased, had in his own right; his Bankers or Agents, as he may determine on. have been cued by this invaluable mndicine-for
George Conrad, and Mary Ann his wife; Samiuel Tnis agency will therefore hereafter be strictly con- places of residence, see inside directions. Price 50
Hamrick, and Sarah his wife; Julia Priest, James fined to the receipt oh Legacies and Hereditary cents.
H. Priest, Frances Priest, Elizabeth Priest, and property in Europe and America, and the remit- C. Ellis, M. D. Elisha Horton, D F. Woodbury,
Thomas Priest, infants, by William F. Phillips, tance of money. It is, therefore, requested that Thos. Haskins, jr. B. F. Brown, Horase Gall,
their guardian, ad litem, defendants, every person, applying by letter, give a true and Miss L. Howard, and E. Williams.
O"IN the motion of the plaintiffs, by council, clear statement of such Legacy,&c. so that a definite For sale at
leave is given to amend their bill and make reply may at once be given, and thereby trouble Jan 29 TODD'S Drug Store.
Peter Priest a defendant; whereupon the bill was and delay prevented.
amenlnded accordingly, by interlining it; and this Money remittances made to every post town in -'1 ADSBY'S HOTEL.-The proprietors, grate-
cause came on to be heard on the papers formerly England, Ireland, and Scotland, and to nearly four ful to their numerous friends for past pa.
read, and the report of Aquila Gla-oock and Isaac hundred cities and towns oit the continent of Eu- tronage, and desirous for a continuance of their
Lake made pursuant to the decree of the 12ih o01 rope. Address "JAMFS STUART, good will, beg leave, through the medidm of the
May, 1838, to which there is no exception, and European Agent, Pittsburgh, Pa." Washington city papers, to inform them that they
was argued by counsel; on consideration whereof, Jan. 20-8t have this day reduced their hbpard, and will ia
the Court doth approve of and confirm the said ATO--A p future charge at the following rate, viz:
report; and it being suggested to the Court that AUTION.-A persons are here hereby Gentleman's ordinary, i 50 per day
James Priest, a son and legatee of Thomas Priest, J warned not to purchase or take any lien Ladirs' do. 2 00 do.
sr. deceased, departed the Commoawea'th of Vir upon thereal es ateof JohnB S'eenbeigen,si.uated Private board, dp. 2 50 de.
ginia more than twenty yearsagol that hehas not in Virginia, Penansylvania, Indiana, Michigan, II-
sMce been heard of; that he is supposed to have liniutsWs-onsn, or Iowa, .r any pal of it; ad i I, HE FAC:ORY B'Y. by Mrs. Trolir-.pa.-
did intestate, without wife, children, or descend- further not to purchase or take any i-n utn hui I The-Life end Advr,iume. of Michael Arm-
ants; that letters of administration have not been personal estate or any pait of it. The season of strong, the Factory Boy, in 2 vol0 is this day re-
grauted upon his estate; and that, if dead, the per. tIsis caution is, that his whole estate real and per- ceived for sale by F. TAYLOR, or for circulation
sons entitled to the legacy bequeathed to him by sanal is pledged by several written contracts to se- among the subscribers to the Waverley Circulating
the said Thos. Priest, sr. are Thomas Priest, Je- cure a debt due to the United States Bank of Penn- Library.
mima Winn, Thos. S. Priest, Mary Priest, (he sylvania; which contracts will be enforced by law, Sutl-cription to the Library, $5 per annum, $3
two last being administrator and administratrix ot and his property subjected. His whole estate is for six months, or $1 for a single men h.
Lewis Priest, deceased,) Henry Pries', and Peter moreover pledged ia writing to indemnify the un- Feb 5
Priest; or, instead of mthe said Peter, his children, designed and others for their liability, ifany, as ELLING OFF.-We offer our stock of
Mary Ann Coirad, wife of George Conrad, Sarah his endorsers at the said Bank. This public notice woollen goods at their prime cost, consisting
Hamrick, wife of Samuel Hamrick, Julia Priest, is given to prevent any innocent persons from be- of Cloths, Cassimeres, Cassineis, Beaver Cloths,
Thomas Priest, Frances Priest, and Elizabeth ing involved in a controversy in regard to this pro- Flannels, Merinoes, Blankets, Flushings, &c.
Pr est--the Court doth adjudge, order, and decree, perry. Any further information will be given'by Al-o, this day received, in addition to our for-
that a publication be made in some newspaper of the undersignmd, or by the officers of the Bank of mer stock, a number of seasonable articles, which
general circulation, printed in the city of Wash- tile United States of Pennsylvania. will be sold at our u ual low prices, between 8th
ington, once a week for three months, subscribed JAMES M. H. BEALE, of Va. and 9 h streets, opposite Centre Market.
by Henry Priest, surviving administrator, with the Jan 22-eod3t Feb 4-eo3t A.W. & J. E. TURNER.
will annexed, of Thomas Priest, sr. deceased, set- The National Intelligencer, Richmond Enquirer,. W&PETU
ting forth his death; that he died in the county of Baltimore American, Pennsylvanian, and New UINTERMARRIAGE, or the mode in which, and
Fauquier, in Viginia, seized and possessed of real York Evening Poit will please insert the above I. tie caus's why, Beauty, Hea!th, and Intellect
and personal estate; that James Priest, his son, de- adverti-ement to the amount of $1 50 each, and result from certain unions, and Deforminty, Disease,
parted the State of Virginia more than twenty charge the G obe office, and forward a copy of and In-antty from others, demonstrated by delinea-
years ago; that no intelligence has since been re- their papers to the residence of Mr. Beale at Mount lions of the structure, and forms and descriptions
ceived of him; requiring him, if living, or, if he be Jackson, Virginia. of the functions and capacities which each parent
dead, his legal representatives, to make himself or SEED AND HORTICULTURAL in every pair bestows on children, in conformity
1 a i i .t vS~e~w D~ilU Al.Nf 'JK I OU~i1 Unjli-jwith certalin na tural Ilaws, and by an account el"
themselves kuown; to set forth any claim-which WAREHOUSE, No. 97, Chesnut street, correspondaing effects in the breeding o animals;
he or they may have to any portion of the estate of above Third, Philadelphia. The sub- with eight ill ustrative Drawings, by Alexander
Thouas Priest, sr.deceased; and giving notice thatif scribers offer for sale a fiesh and full Walker.t A fresh supply thisday recseivedand
he or they shall fail, before the next term, to make assortment of warranted Garden Seeds, of their fr sale by Wr. M. MORRILON,
himself or themselves known that the Court own growth, and finest quality, including all the Feb. 4. Four doors west of Brown's Hotel.
proceed to dispose of any interest which he or newest sanl mott approved varieties.
they may have in the estate of the said Thomas Fteld, Farming, and Grams S-eds. f
Priest, sr. deceased. And the Court doth fur-her Flower Seeds, the largest collection for sale in
adjudte, order, and decree, that an account be hidphia
laken by one of the Commissimoners of this Court, Bulbous Ra i in uncommon variety, imported
of any portion of the estate of Ttomas Priest, sr uly from the first Florists in Gurmany,pre--
deseised, which has not heretofore been distri- annually from the first Florists in Germany,
butd; aril that the said commissioner w c rtac France, antI Enland, and or our own growth.
bed; sad that ertai Superb Double Dahlias, one of the largest and Jll
ihe legatees or distributees of Thomas Pitfst, de- finest collections ever offered for sale. Our Dahlias
ceesed, interested in the same, and the portions took the first prize at the Pennsylvania Horticul-
thereof to which they are respectively entitled, and t S y's exhibition in 1839.
15-at the commissioner niake report of his proceed- rural Society's exhibition in 1839.
inrs to the Court, stating specially asy matter Green and Hot House Plantsof the most supe- l
that he may deem pertinent, or that may be re- Farming and Fancy Garden Tooli, Pablica-
quired by any party to be so W acted. Irench Su. etRa g n Mn
A copy-tear. WM. F. PHILLIPS, Clk. FrenihS ugrBet u'&cg.n Mnel -.
IJan 6.--law3m Frenh Sugr Bee, Rtnn nd-age '
W211117iIPittiSCCU5 W14-JQ


NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 9, l139.
OFFICE OF THE GRAND REAL, ESTATE LOTrERr.
Banks Arcade, 7titiiu.i,1; City Hotel, $500,000, &
'3*HE depo-iing of the numbers in tie whetel
commenced on the 2d inst. in the City Er-
change, in New Orleans, in presence cf Luc ei
Hermann, esq. notary public, and will be conti
nued from day to day until ail the number's, from
No. I-4o 100,600 are d.p ..t'[Fd t hreii; itime-
diately after which the drawing of the lottery will
take place. During this period, which will proba-
bly take about four months, and as long as there
ate iickets on hand, they will remain for sale.
Falie and calumnious statements against th's
lottery, calculated to create a want of confidence
witti persons residing at a distance from this city,
baring been published in one or two newspapers
in the United States, and from them copied into
others, andt which ri her originated from ignorance
or malice, the subscriber, in order to satisfy the
most sceptical as to the good faith with which ih s
undertaking is conducted, has entered into the fol-
lowing arrangement with three of the first banking
institutions in this city, namely: the Union Bank
of Louisiana, the Citizens Bank of Louiiana, and
the New Orlean.: Canal and Banking Compan,.
These banks will receive special deposits for avvy
quantity of tikelres, in amounts of not less than
one hundred d lIarr, and give, in return, a certfi-
cate of the following tenor:
Received frnm Mr.-- the sum of dol.
lars, as a special deposit-, to remain to his credi'
until all the prizes which form the scheme of the
Grand Real Estate Lottery of Property situated in
New Orleans, of which Schmidt and Hamilton are
mnanrgers, sh. 11 have been transferred, free of rani
encumbrance, to the trustees of said Iattery: J. B.
Perrault, esq. cashier of the Citizens Bank of Lou-
isiana; Arnedee A. Baudoin, cashier of the Conso-
lidae I Association of Bankers, of Louisiana, jointly
with L,,uis-S:hmidi, said trustees acting as per
act passed before A. Mazureau, notary public, on
the 2d May, 1839, when said -- dollars -hall
be paid over to Louis Schmidt, acting manager of
said lottery, on his endorsing this certificate.
New Orleans, 18 .
Cashier.
Orders for tickets on the above terms may be
addtessed to any merchant in New Orleims, or by
a remnittance to the cashiers of the above named
batiks, to wit: Frederick Frey, esq. cashier of the
Union Bank of Louisiana; J. B. Perrault, cashier
of the Citizens Bank of Louisiana; Bev. Chew, esq.
cashier of the New Orleans Canal and Banking
Company.
The great popularity of this lottery throughout
this and the neighboring States, where the pioper-
ties and the parties interested therein are known,
and the rapid sale of the tickets, induces the sub-
scriber to notify his friends and the public to lose
no time in forwarding their orders.
LOUIS SCHMIDT,
Acting Manager.
New Orleans, Dec. 11, 1839.
Dc 1-2i .2tn
A IRRYAT 'I"S NOVELS, CHEAP.-Capi.
Mairyait'i Novels, ten in number, well
p inted on good paper, wilh engraved portrait,
nearly and s rongly bound, prce $3, pulished se-
parately, at prices amounting in the segregate to
about $14. F. TAYLOR.


I AWS RI-LATING TO THE PUBLIC
J LANDS-collected by the late Joseph M
W'n, ? of Florida, giving all the Laws, Charter
and hical Oidinanc-s of Great Britain, France ar
Spain, rY aii.g to the lands, grants, &c. in the
respective colonies; also, the laws mf Mexico ar
Texas on the same subject, with Judge Johnson
translation of the Institutes of the Civil Law
Spain, ia two volumes, are just published, and ft
sal" by F. TAYLOR.
J.n 31


of
'or


A CARD -The su scriber has the honor to
announce to the ladies and gentlemen of this
place and vicinity, his services itt extract CORNS,
ANl> NAILS "ROWING INTO THE FLESH,
witi,out the least pain. He has lived some years
in the South, and has operated with griat success.
M. CoHEN.
N. B. The ladies and gentlemen who may honor
him with their conrfi lence, by leaving their address
and hour suitable to them, he will do himself the
honor of calling on them.
He will remainta at Mrs. Kennedy's for thirty
days, pposite Gad-by's Hotel. Jan 27-9t
HE FINANCiAL RE3ISTER-by Cnm-
dy Raguet-complete in two volumes,
*a ge octavo, contains a vast amount of documents.
reports and statistics, (American, English and Eu-
ropean,) on the ubje t exclusively of Currency
and Finance, comprisng every thing of impor-
tance (of a documentary chiracer) that has ever
been published oB that subject, just received for
Pl4 by F TAYLOR.


wauttzetijeeetCU, Ucop ttwi.
Rohan Potatoes, Chinese Tree and other varie-
ties of early Corn.
Fre.-h Bird Seedt, Canary and other Sone Birds,
Bird Founts, fancy and plain Cag-'s, Bulb Gla-ses,
Globes for Gold Fish, Hiand.Glasses for forcing
plants.
Southern and Western customers supplied with
Seed, at the lowest prices, by the pound, or neatly
put up in packages, labelled ftor retail by the 100
or 1000.
Cbtalogues forwarded to any part of the United
States. Assortments arranged for every climate.
HIRST & DEER,
Jan 8 Nurserv Pind S-edliren.
FOURTH AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
January 25, 1840.
LL PERSONS having claims against tie es-
tate of JOHN HENRY, deceased, late a
seaman in the United States Navy, or against the
estate ot JOHN ANDERSON,dec'd, late a quarter
ginmer in the United States Navy, arv herrby noti-
fied to prmsnt them, du y authenticated, to the
F, urnh Auditor of the Treasury, within sixty days
fiom the date here of. Jan 25-3t
U HOICE OLD WINES at very reduced prices.
20 box-s veryiold East India voyage Madeira
Wine
30 dozen very old Tinta and Burgundy Ma-
deira Wine
100 doz, n v. ry choice London Particular and
R serve Madeira, direct from the cele-
brated hoiise of George and Robert
Blackburn, of Madeira
50 dozen very old Pale and brown Sherry
Wine
Together wih a great variety of o'her Wines;
all cf which wilt be sold unusually low, at my
Wine Store, No. 3, Pennsylvania avenue.
Jan 23-3t EDWARD SIMMS.
PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL INQ.UI-
RY, as illustrated in proposals for uniting an
Exami nati,,on into the Resources of the United States
witn the Census to be taken in 1840, by Archibald
Russeil, just published and for sale by
W. M. MORRISON,
Cf" HEAP DRY GOODS.-Beiug desirous of
reducing our stock preparatory to taking an
inventory, we now offer our goods at ten per cent.
leFs than former prices, and re.,pectfully request
our customers and purchasers generally to call and
examine for themselves.
Dec 21--e.6t A. W. &J. E. TURNER.


SIR THOMAS MOORE.-His life and times.
, illustrated from his own writings, and from
contemporary documents, by W. J. Wal'er, 1 vol.
75 cents, just published and for sale by
Dec 28 F. TAYLOR.
F'AOREIGN REVIEWS.-SubtI'tibers to the
5 rptblication of the London Quarterly, Fo-
reign, Edinburgh, London and Westmninster Re-
views, B-ackwood's Magazine, Bentley's Miscel-
lany and Metropolitan, are hereby respeciftlly
informed that their subscription lor the year 1839
has expired, and, unless the ptice of each woik is
paid in advance, (agreeably to the terms,) no
further numbers will be received at Stationer's
Hallt. W. FISCHER,
SACRED PHILOSOPHY OF THE SEX-
SONS. illustrating the perfections of God in
the phenomena of the year. By the Rev. H Dun-
can of Scotland. First American edition, with im-
portant additions and modifications, adapting it to
American readers. Just published and this day
received for sale by F. TAYLOR.
CONGRESSIONALL SPEECHES-Delivered
C at the fir-t, second, and third sessions of the
Twenty-Fifh Congress, of Messrs. Calhoun, Clay,
Btchanan, Beuton, Rives,. Tallmadge, Whster,
Allen, and ether members of the Senate and House
of Representalives, on the Sub-Treasury and other
important subjects, in pamphlet form, for sale at
GARRE' ANDERS)N'S,
Jan 10 Pa. Av. b ,tween llth and 12th s's.
ENItTIA-By D'lsraeli, author of Vivian
Grey, price 50 cents; published at $1 25.
Henrietta Temple, by the same author, pr.ce 50
cents; published at $1 25.
Jan 10 F. TAYLOR.
HE FARMER'S COMPANY ION.-Bv Jesse
Buel, late Etitor of The Cultivator; being
Enays on the principles and practice of American
Husbandry; containing also many valuable ta.
bles and other mailer useful to the Farmer-is ust
pub:stied, price one dollar, and this day received
for sale bhyF. TAYLOR
NEW NOVEL.-The Spifire, by Captain
t Chamier, author of the Life of a Sailor. Ja.:ck
Adams1 &c. ia 2 vis. Just received and for sale
7 W. M. MORLSON,


H'AMMOND'3 IMPROVED PATENT
FIREPLACE, FOR THE CURE OF
SM[KING CHIMNEYS--This invention is of-
fered to the public as having claims upon the atten-
tion ofball who regard comfort at th-ir domestic
firesides. It unites in ils construction the principles
of the gra'e and open fireplace; possessing all the
advantages of both, without their defects, and is
warranted to cure, or no pay. Persons desirou.
of piiir'iat. ; State of Couny righti, will appty
to the sutsci'ter, post paid, ihepherdstown, Va.
DOCT. THCS. HAMMOND.
The castings can b- seen, and terms made
known, by calling at Citment Woodward'sStove
Factory, Pennsylvania avenue, between 10th and
llth stree's, who will act as agent for the patentee.
Feb 4-eodl2m
T OOTHACHR! TOOTHACHE!! TOOTH-
ACHE!!!-WM. BROWN, Chemist, 481
Washington street, Boston, Masa. has invented an
artic e that will remove this tormenting pain-re-
move all soreness of teeih, and fit thmrn to be filled;
and will remove all unpleasant smell of the breath
when occasioned by defective teeth. It is cons.i-
d-red ny the inhabitants of Boston a great and
valuable discovery; thousands have already availed
ihems-lyves of this never failing remedy. For the
genuine artc'e, call for "Win Brown's Extract of
Gall and Kreosote," and observe my signature.
For sale at TODD'S Drug Store.
Jan 30
'oEnHE HAIR! TtIE HAIR! THE HAIR!!!
CURLING OIL-The genuine Buffalo Oil
is fast taking the place of all the preparation i to
promote the growth and beautify the hair. Whea
the hair becomes dry and begins to fall off, it is a
sovereign remedy-it has recently been proved far
superior to Bear's Oil, or any other animal prepa-
ration-it gtvs a satin elos and causes the hair to
curl beautifully; also, there is nothing like it to pro
mote the growth of whiskers. For sale by all the
druggists and perfumers. None genuine unless
signed by the proprietor, WM. BROWN. For
sale at TODD'S Dug Store.
W ASHINGTON MUSEUM.-The under-
signed has obtained possession of the
first and second stories f the Masonic Hall, on 41
street, for the purpose of establishing his Museum
permanently in the city.
In founding this Museum the undersigned pro-
poses to combine the most select productions of the
chisel or the pencil that can be obtained by him.
Specimens of Natural His'ory and Artifi ial Curi-
osities, cabinets of Shells and Minerals, and what-
ever in the combination of chemistry and art may
promote, improve, and be attractive to cultivated
minds.
Those who are intrus'ed with the guardianship
of children, cannot be insensible of the advantage
that a wall conducted Maseum presents in the de-
velopment and formation ol the infant mind.
It is now fourteen years since the subscriber be
gan the present collection, which, when properly
arranged, will be found worthy of the support and
assistance of the citizens.
Whatever may be the fortune that may follow
the subscriber, he is determined to give it a trial,
trusting- that the citizens will support him withtheir
subscriptions at least for a few years.
N. B.-Curiositiesof any kind thankfully re-
ceived a donations or loans, from persons friendly
to the institution.
The second story of the house will always be in
readiness for balls, fairs, or any other use for which
it may be wanted, at the shortest notice.
Jan 6-law3w JOHN VARDEN.


C CHOICE OLD WINS AND LIQUORS.-
Wiehing to dispose of our stick of Wines and
Liquors, bargains can be had by thosa in want ol
the same. The Madeiras (mostly) were imported
by us fiomr the house of Blackburne, who spared
no pains in selecting us such as our orders called
for, which were such as he, in his letters to us re.
peeling them, highly recommends. The other
wines and liquors which compose our stcck ar2 of
ihs very best quality, and as such we warrant them.
J. B. MORGAN,
Penn. avenue, next t m 10th street.
(G ENGINE GOOD OLD WINES, &c.-The
subscriber bigs leave to inform tis friend.,
and the public, ih it ne has still a small quantity of
the renuine old wines, &c. on hand, and 1wbich
he i' selling at very reduced prices. Also a small
lot of v'ry superior old Tu-kaloosa Wniskey in
pint bottles-a rare article. His wines consist of
aenuihe Port, vario-is Madeiras, pale and brown
Shr.-je., 'p.irklir-g E'rzundv, and superior Hock
and Champagne, (it %ariou" brands. Any person
purchasing wines from. the sub-criber, that do
not prove to be as represented, is at Itte-rty to re
iurn the same, paying only for wha has been used
at the same rate as per dtzn.
JIW .9-1 6DW. BYEH


*VIRGIwIA STATE LOTTERY,
"or the benefit of the Petersburg Benevolent Me-
SchanimecAssociation.
; Clan No. 2, for 1840,
To be drawn at Alexandria, Va. Saturday, the 15th
February, 1840.
'ORAND SCHEME:.
$30,000-- 10,000-7,0UO- $5,000---4,(00-
13,000--$'1,165-25 przsofr$,1,00-50 o01 500-
_ 0 of "200-88 of 0 150, &c.
T Ticketsinly #10-halves 5--quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 25 whole tickets $130
Do do 25 half do 65
Do do 25 quarter do 32 50


Capital prizes: $50,000-$20;000.
LOTTERY AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE
OF MARYLAND,
To erect a Town Hall an. other buildings in the
city of Baltimore.
Class No. 3, for 1840.
To be drawn at Baltimore, Md. on Saturday, 22d
of February, 1840.
14 drawn numbers in each package of 26 tickets.
GRAND SCHEVWE:
1 prize of $50.000 5 prizes of -41,250
1 do 20000 5 do 1,200
1 do 6,000 40 do 500
1 do 3859 50 do 200
5 prizes of 2,000 250 do 150
5 do 1500I &c. &c. &c.
Tieke's only $10-Halves $5-Quarters 5'2 50.
Certificates of packages of 26 whole tickets, 130 00
Do do 26 half do 65 00
Do do 26 quarter do 32 50

For tickets and shares, or certificates of pack-
ages in the above p.!iendd lotteries, address
R. FRANCE, Washington City, D. C.
01"*Draw ngs seit immediately after they are
over to all who order as above.
Jan 28--2aw2wcp


VIRGINIA STATE LOTTERY,
For the benefit of the Ptiteriburg Benevolent Me-
chanic Aa'oeiation.
Class No. 2 for 1840.
To be drawn at Alexandria. Virginia, Saturday tha
15th Febidary, 1840.
ORAND SCHEMiE !
$30,000-$10,000-$7,000-$5,000-$4,000
3000,-$2,165.
25 prizes of $1,000-50 of $500-50 of $200
88 of $150, &e.
Tickets only $10-Halves $5-Quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 25 whole tickets $130
Do do 25 half do 65
Do do 25 quarter do 321

LOTTERY AUTHORIZED BY THEB
STATE OF MARYLAND
To erect a Town Hall and other buildings in the
city of Baltimore.
Class No. 3 for 1840.
To be drawn at Baltimore, Md. on Saturday, 22d
of February, 1840.
GRAND SCHEME.
1 prize of $50,000 5 prizes of 1,250
1 do 20,000 I 5 do 1,200
1 do 6,000 40 do 500
1 do 3,859 50 do 200
5 do 2,000 250 do 150
5 do 1,500 &c. &c. &c.
Tickets only $10-halves $5-quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 26 whole tickets $130
Do do 26 half do 65
Do do 26 quarter do 321
14 drawn numbers in each package of 26 tickets.'

VIRGINIA STATE LOTTERY,
For the benefit of the town of Wellsburg.
Class No. 2, for 1840.
To be drawn at Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, 29th
of February, 1840.
BRILLIANT SCHEME.
$35,295-$10,000--$5,000-$4,000-$3,233-
$3,300-25 pr zes of $1,000-25 of $500-30 of
$300-30 of J250-36 of $200-62 of $150, &c.
Tickets only $10-bhales $5-quarters $2 50.
Certificates of packages of 25 whole tickets $130
Do. do. 25 half do. 65
Do. do. 25 quarters do. 32 50

For tickets and- shares or certificates of packages
in the above splendid lotteries-address
D. S. GREGORY & CO. Manager-,
Was!.ington city, D. C.

WHEPPARD'S TOUCHSTONE, a new, eR-
large, and improved edition, by Preston -
The subscriber will publish, during the pres nt
year, in 'The Law Library," Sheppardi' fouce-
stone of Common Assurances, a new dition, irn-
rludirlo a I the nit s and a,.itltnit rr ri ic'tr 1ce ,1
the lot mer editions, and ia the improved MSS.
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TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS,
FIRST SESSION.
HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES,
TtuamuAy, February 6,1840.
The SPEAKER begged leave to make # short
explanation this morning, in relation to the subject
wh'ch was under discussion yesterday evening. It
had been suggested yesterday by several gentle-
men, that it was probably due to himself, and to
the relations he bore to the Hou-e, that he should
explain the reasons which induced him to decline
presenting the communication he received from the
Governor and Council of New Jersey. If it should
be the pleasure, therefore, of the House, he would
desire to lay the correspondence referred to before
it. This course would, perhaps, tend to put an end
to unnecessary debate, and do away with the ne-
cessity of suspending the rules, as moved by the
gentleman from Virginia, [Mr. Wisa]
The 'correspondence was then read, as follows:
STATE Ot Naw JERSEY,
ExzcuTIVE DEVISTMHNT,
Trenton, Jai 24, 1840.
SIR: I herewith transmit a copy of a preamble
and resolutions passed by the Legislature of the
State of New Jersey at their present session, and
request that you will lay the same before the Re-
presentatives of the Twenty-sixth Congress from
the several States, now assembled at Washington.
I have the honor to be, with great rejpeci, your
obedient servant,
WILLIAM PENNINGTON,
Governor of New Jersey.

HousE OP REPRESENTATIVE OF THE U. S.
Washington, January 30, 1840.
To his Excellency Gov. PENNINGTON:
Sia: I have received, through you, the resolutions
of the Council and General Assembly of New
Jersey, a copy of which was ordered to be trans-
nine-i to "the Hon. R. M. T. HUNTER, a Repre-
sentative from the State of Virgin'a, with the re-
quest that he w.ll lay the same before the other
RepreeniahiVes from the several States now as-
sembled at Washington." As an individual, or
as a member from the State of Virginia, I should
always esteem it a distinguished h'nr to be
selected as the organ through whom the sove-
reign State of New Jersey might be pleased
to express its wishes and opinions. But, as
I have no right to suppose that the Coun-
cil and General Assembly of New Jersey have de-
signed thus to distinguish me individually, and to
the exclusion of the honorable member from that
State, who, with others, constitute the present
House of Representatives, I feel bound to con-
clude, upon this consideration and from the general
tenor of the resolutions themselves, that they were
sent to me on account of the station which I at
present occupy. Under these circumstances, I beg
leave most respectfully to decline to lay these reso-
lutions before the House over which I have the
honor to preside, as, virtually, they seem to deny
my title to the office of Speaker, and the right of
those who have invested me with that trust.
The House of Representatives of the United
States of America having elected a Speaker, has a
right to expect that all communications made to it
through its organ, should be addressed to him in
his official capacity. Under this view of the case,
it would seem that I cannot comply with the re-
quest of the Council and General Assembly of New
Jersey, wilh a due regard to the dignity of the
House, or without admitting by reference that it
had conferred upon me authority which it had no
right to give, and that I myself am discharging the
functions of an office to which I have no title.
These are admissions which I am not prepared to
make.
In thus statne my views in reference to the re-
quest made of me, I raise no question as to the
propriety of the resolutions themselves, or as to the
right of the Council and General Ass-mbly of New
Jersey to adopt them. I only refer to them as
they relate to my official station, to show that I am
influenced by no want of respect for the constitu-
ted authorities of the State of New Jersey, but
governed entirely by a sense of duty to the House
of which I am the organ, and which may expect
that I shall not lay before them communications
which refuse to accredit me as such. I am not
disposed to cavil about mere matters of form, nor
do I imagine that a personal disrespect was intended
to be offered to me by those, whose station and dig-
nity alike forbid such a supposition. But when an
omission of form seems designed as a mode of de-
Dying the r ghts and privileges of .the House of
Representatives, of which I am the organ, it be.
comes my duty to do nothing which may recog-
nise the propriety of such an omission.
I have retained the copy of the resolutions trans-
mitted to me, until I shall be further advised by
your Excellency of any other disposition which it
may be proposed to make of them.
In conclu-ion, I beg leave to express my request
that I should be unable to comply with any regret
made of me by the Council and General Assembly
of New Jersey.
I have the honor to be, with great respect, your
obedient servant, R. M. T. HUNTER.
Mr. RANDOLPH observed that he did not hear
the objections made yesterday by the gentleman
from Pennsylvania. If he had heard the gentle-
man, he would have replied to them. The fifty-
fourth rule, Mr. R. said, was applicable to petitions
and memorials only, and not to resolutions coming
from a sovereign State. He did not think, there-
fore, that they should be laid over, by the opera-
tions of this ru'e.
The SPEAKER suggested to the gentleman
from Virginia, [Mr. WrsE,] that he had better
withdraw his motion to suspend the rules, the ob.
ject having been accomplished by laying the cor-
respondence before the House.
Mr. WISE said his only object, on yesterday, in
pressing the motion that the SPEAKER be permitted
to give his reasons, was to enable that gentleman
to place hinsetf right before the country. His ob-
ject was attained by the reading of the correspon-
dence, which would be placed on the journal.
That correspondence gave satisfactory reasons for
the course the SPEAKER had pursued; and he
deemed his motion now unnecessary, and with-
drew it.
The SPEAKER then informed the gentleman
from New Jersey, that the resolutions were before
the House on the motion to print them.
Mr. LEADBETTER rose to a question affect-
ing the journal, and stated that, after what had
transpired on yesterday it relation to the presenta-
tion of the joint resolutions of the Legislature of
the State of New Jersey, he should move to strike
out the entry made in that case, and to insert the
following as an amendment:
"Mr. RANDOLPH inquired of the SPEAKER if he hal received
certain joint resolutions from the Governor and Council of the
State of New Jersey; and if so, did the SPBAKER intend to pre.
sent them And if the SPEAKER did not intend to present them,
did the CHAIR wish to state his reasons for refusing to present
them
"TheSjEAKXE replied that he had received certain resolu-
tions from the Governor and Council, addressed to him as a
member of the House, and not as SPiA'KR; that he should not
present them, and had so informed the Governor and Council.
"Mr. RANDOLPH. Then I will present them, and move to
have them spread upon the journal.
"Mr. LEADnsTTER objected, as being out of order.
"The CHAIR stated, that by the practice of the Hoase, the're-
solutions were in order.
"Mr. HAND rose to the same question of order; and, during a
desultory debate, when Mr. RANDOLPH was called upon to
either state the contents of the resolution, or to have them read.
"Mr. RANDOLPH replied, let them be read.
"Mr. DROMuOOor rose, and objected to the reception, and
should continue to do so, until the SPUAKBR should state his
reasons for not presenting those resolutions."
Mr. L. stated that this amendment had been
hastily drawn up, and would of course be subject
to corrections wherein it might differ from the facts.
But, said Mr. L. permit me here to state, that if
those resolutions had found their way upon the
journals of this House, in accordance with its


rules, an amendment of the journal would not
have been called for by me; but justice to myself,
to the House, and to the country, seem to requireU
that the journal should be its own expositor of the
way and manner in which those resolutions found
their way upon them. Let those resolutions be
couched in language ever so respectful-let them
have emanated from a sovereign State or elsewhere,
I insist that, inasmuch as they came not in under
the prescribed rules of the House, "but climbed
up some other way," it is but just, right, and pro-
per, that the journals should present the facts of the
case. I will here inquire how thoue resolutions
came there, and if I am wrong, I hope that some
gentleman will correct me.
After the honorable member from'New Jersey,
[Mr. RANDOLPH,] had imparted with the SPEAKER,
he presented the joint resolutions of the Legisla- I
ture of his State, and moved that they be spread
upon the journal; to which I objected, being in-
formed by the SPEAKER that resolutions and memo-
rials from the Legislatures of the States had, by R
the former practice of the House, been always con- I
sidered as in order upon petition days. The hono- P
rable member from New Jersey was then called
upon, either to state the contents of the resolutions,
or to have them read; to which he replied, "Let
them be read.", During this call, an honorable
member from New York, [Mr. HAN*S,] rose to the
same point of order, and received the mame infor-


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motion from th t;&Hf? I Id. During a
desultory del e,1|thefteA pZ rm would as-
sign to the H se jS reason rt, rel'uW'o pies. ni
the resolutions, an ooitable member from Vir-
ginia, over the wa., .lr Dar. l"OLE,1 obtained
the floor, and ohjected1' th,,r repttlon, and midi
he would continue o. t, .o untmih SPEA
should be permitted to state his reason; fur thV'c-
sal, if he desired so to do. I
This motion to reject was not withdrawn; yet
I understand that the CHAIR decided that the reso
lutions were received, in which, with all due re-
spect for the CHAIR, I then thought, and still think,
that the CHAIR erred; but this decision beina made,
I felt myself constrained to put myself and the
matter right before the country; and before a peti-
tion, memorial, or resolution, can be received by
this House, it must either be read for the informa-
tion of the House, or its contents briefly stated.
Now, sir, I ask was this done? Who heard them
either read or their contents stated? Who among
us even now knows what those resolutions
contained? How do we know but what they are
in direct violation of the ru'e adopted by this
House, a few days ago, in relation to the subject
of Abolition? How do we know, sir, but they
contain direct propositions for the immediate abo-
lishment of slavery in the District of Columbia?
Did you hear them read? Did you hear a brief
statement of their contents? No, sir. No. Then, sir,
before the power of the ru'e requiring that they
should be either read, or a statement of their con-
tents briefly made, had exhausted itself, the
objection to the reception was made by the
gentleman from Virginia, and not withdrawn.
Then, sir, how stand the facts of the case? Sim-
ply thus: that we have spread upon our journals
preambles, resolutions, &c. &c. of which we know
nothing, except from dame rumor, and that at a
time when the House were resting, insecurely, un-
der the apprehension that the quesiton of reception
was still before us.
Although these resolutions are upon the journal,
(the reading of that part of which is dispensed
with,) yet, sir, suppose that it shall appear hereaf-
ter that those resolutions are intended as a direct
insult to this body, and we shall be compelled to
hear the record of our own disgrace heralded forth
to the world, how much more does the justice and
propriety of this amendment to the journal present
itself to our cnsideraiicn? Nor this alone-let the
same journal, which bears the record of our dis-
grace, also transmit to posterity the way and man-
ner in which this disgrace came upon the record.
Mr. REED hoped that part of the gentleman's
motion would not be adopted. The gentleman
was for putting on the journal a desultory debate,
verifying the old adage, that there might be "too
much of a good thing." This reminded him of an
anecdote he had heard relating to a circumstance
that took place in the old Plymouth colony. A
man there was punished by whipping for some
trifling crime; and, when putting on his jacket to
go away, was told by the judge to come back and
pay a shilling for recording. The culprit an-
swered, that he did not care whether they recorded
it or not. Mr. R. concluded by moving to lay the
motion of Mr. LEADBETTER on the table.
Mr. JONES of New York demanded the yeas
and nays.
Mr. TILLINGHAST inquired of the CHAIR
whether it had not been the invariable practice, in
making up the journal, to insert thereon the joint
resolutions passed by S'ate Legislatures.
The SPEAKER said the journal, as it now
stood, was in the usual form.
Mr. BEATTY inquired if it had been usual to
insert on the journal resolutions of the Slates
couched in improper language, and denying the
organization of the House. Mr. B. denied that
such was the practice, and was proceeding to de-
bate that point, but was called to order by
The SPEAKER, who said the motion to lay on
the table was not debatable.
Mr. BEATTY. I am sorry, that the gag had
been applied in this case. He wished it could be
debated.
The yeas and nays were then ordered on the
motion to lay on the table; and were-yeas 87,
nays 86.
So it was laid on the table.
The question then recurring on the motion to
print,
Mr. STEENROD demanded the yeas and nays,
which were ordered, and were-yeas 94, nays 92
Petitions and memorials were then further pre-
sented,
By Mr. RANDOLPH, of New Jersey.
The SPEAKER presented the report of the
minority of the Joint Committee of the Legislature
of New Jersey, approving of the course of the
House of Representatives in excluding from seaLts
the spurious members returned from that State.
Mr. RANDOLPH moved that it be laid on the
table and be printed.
Mr. BEATY called for the reading of the report;
which was proceeded in'for a short time, when
Mr. DANA moved that the reading be dis-
pensed with.
Mr. BEATTY persisted in having it read. It
was a courtesydue to the House that, after the ma-
jority 'report had been read, the minority also
should be read.
Mr. DAVIES of Pennsylvania objected to the
reading; when
Mr. BEATTY demanded the yeas and nays on
the motion to suspend the reading, but subse-
quently withdrew it.
The question was then taken on the motion to
suspend, and decided in the affirmative, without a
count.
Mr. CRARY said the CHAIR had decided that
it had been usual to place on the journal resolu-
tions of State Legislatures, but he believed that
rule had been departed from in some instances;
therefore, for fear that the resolutions might or
might not be placed there, he moved to amend the
motion to lay on the table, and print, by add-
ing, and that the same be spread on the journal.
Mr. R. GARLAND inquired if it was in order
to amend a motion to lay on the table.
Mr.PETRIKIN inquired of the CHAIR wheiher,if
the yeas and nays be ordered on the motion to lay
on the table and print, the resolutions would not
be also inserted on the journal.
The SPEAKER. According to the usual prac-
tice. they would.
Mr. CRARY withdrew his motion to amend, as
the object he had in view to get it spread on the
journal could be accomplished in another way.
Mr.TURNEY then demanded the yeas and nays,
which were ordered, and were-yeas 155, nays 1.
So the motion to print and lie on the table pre-
vailed.
Petitions and memorials were then presented by
Messrs. DAVIES, PETRIKIN, RAMSEY,
BEATTY, HENRY, NAYLOR, JAMES, SAR-
GEANT, S. W. MORRIS, KEIM, LEET,
McCULLOH, SIMONTON, EDWARDS,
NEWHARD, BIDDLE, PAYNTER, OGLE,
and COOPER, of Pennsylvania, and also by the
SPEAKER, from citizens of that State.
[Mr. HENRY presented the following petitions:
The petition of Thomas Stratton, of Beaver county,
Pennsylvania, a soldier of the Revolution, praying
for remuneration for services in the Revolutionary
war: on motion, referred to the Committee on Re-
volutionary Pensions. Of John Spear, of Mercer
county, Pennsylvania, praying to be placed on the
pension l;st on account of services in the Indian
war, under General Wayne, by wrhch his health
was impaired, and is now old and poor, and una-
ble to support himself by labor: on motion, re-
ferred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. Of


the heirs of Capt. Robert Vance, deceased, who
served as a captain in the war of the Revolution,
in the Virginia line, from 1776 to the end of the
war, praying for commutation pay and interest to
which their father was entitled: referred to the
Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Of Simon
Carley, of Beaver county, Pennsylvania, a Revolu-
tionary soldier, praying for a pension on account
of his service: referred to the Committee on Revo-
lutionary Pensions. Of William Scott, of Beaver
county, Pennsylvania, praying for a pension on
account of extraordinary exposure and loss of
health in the service of the United States in the
late war: referred to the Committee on Inval d
Pensions. Of James Scott, of Mercer county,
Pennsylvania, praying to be placed on the invalid
pension list, on account of disability occasioned by
exposure in. the service of the United States in the
late war: referred to the Committee on Invalid
Pensions. Of John Butts, of Dauphin county,
Pennsylvania, on behalf of himself and other hers
of Ca ptain Hawkins Boon, an officer of the Revo-
lution, praying for commutation pay under the re-
solutii )n of Congress of 1780: referred to the Com-
mittee: on Revolutionary Claims. Of Robert Dock,
praying for remuneration for losses sustained in the
Revol utionary war: referred to the Committee of
Claims. Of Josiah Westlake, of Mercer county,
Pennsylvania, praying for an additional pension,
which has been withheld from him from March 4,
1824, to September 4, 1831: referred to the Com-
nittee ona Invalid Pensions. Of Thomas Hall, of
Beavi r county, Pennsylvania, a soldier of the Re-
rolut'ionary war, praying to be placed on the pen-
sion it oi account of Revoltlionary services:


teferret 4 La Committee on RevolutionAry Pen- By. Messrs. H. BUTLER, W. THOMP-
sin'. fhBillioger, of Mercer county, Penn- SON, and HOLMES, of South Carolina.
y vanta..1-1" r in the late war, praying to be By Mesrs. MARK A. COOPER, HABER-
placed o e Aion roll in consequence of loss SHAM, WARREN, and DAWSON, of Georgia.
,4 health, occasioned by exposure in the service of [Mr. DAWSON presented two petitions, one of
his country: referred to the Committee on Invalid which had been presented to the last Congress,
Pension-. Two petitions of a number of citizens from James S. Calhoun of the city of Columbus,
of Meicer county, and one from Beaver county, Georgia, asking remuneration for lotsss and da-
Pennsylvania, prayingfortherecognition,bytheGo- mages sustained by the acts of the military offi-
vernment of the United States, of the independence cers and authorized agents of the General Govern-
of Hayti, and for the establishment of diplomatic meant, by impressing his property for the public
and commercial relations with lhat Republic: laid use, and violating, for the public interest, certain
on the table. The memorial of the American Silk contracts solemnly entered into between the said
Society, praying that the Journal of the American James S Calhoun and the Government: referred
Silk Society and Rural Economist may be patro- to the Committee of Claims, with the accompany-
nized, and circulated among the American people inz document's. One from Gen. Duncan L. Clinch
free of expense: referred to the Committee on of St. Mary's, Georgia, asking pay for supplies
Manufactures. The memorial of one hundred furnished, taken, and used by the officers and sol-
and forty-eight citizens of Beaver county, Pennsyl- diers of the General Government belonging to Gen.
vania, engaged in the manufacture of woollen Clinch during the Florida campaign: referred,
goods, praying Congress to pass a law to prevent with the accompanying evidence, to the Committee
frauds being committed against the revenue laws, of Claims. One from John M. Kennie of the city
and to protect manufactures: referred to the Corn- of Augusta, Georgia, praying compensation for
mittee on Manufactures. Two remonstances of a securing a certain debt due the United. States: re-
number of citizens of Mercer county, Pennsylva- ferred to the Committee of Claims. One from
nia, against the annexation of Texas u. this Union: certain citizens of the county of Gilmer and other
laid on the table. counties in Georgia, asking the establishment of a
On motion of Mr. HENRY, line of stages between Ashville, in North Carolina,
Resolved, That the Committee on the Public and Cassville, in Georgia: referred to the Commit-
Lands be, and they are hereby, instructed to in- tee on ihe Post Office and Post Roads. One from
quire into the expediency of making provision for certain citizens in Washington county, asking Con-
issuing land scrip to satisfy military bounty land gress to establish a post office at Buffalo, in said
warrants, or make such other immediate provision county, and a mail route from that place to Mil-
for all cases of outstanding military or Revolu- ledgeville, Georgia: referred to the Committee on
tionary land warrants, for the satisfaction of which the Post Office and Post Roads. A letter from
there remain no lands appropriated, as said com- James Edmondson, postmaster at Cohuttah
mittee may deem expedient ] Springs, in Murray county, Georgia, in relation to
[Mr. KEIM presented the following: petition from a mail route between Spring Place, in said county,
the electors of the third District, asking an investi- and Cleveland, in East Tennessee: referred to the
nation into the right of CHARLES NAYLOR, holding Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. A
a seat in Congress: referred to the Committee of letter from P. Le Chartier, chairman of the Board
Elections. Of Horatio N. Crabb, late a first of the Commissioners of Pilotage, asking that the
Lieutenant of Marines, asking a restoration of city of Darien, in the State of Georgia, be made a
pay and allowances, withheld from him under a port of entry, &e. referred to the Committee on
decision of the accounting officers of the Trea- Commerce. A resolution of the General Assembly
sury: referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, of the Siate of'Georgia, asking that a stage route
Of citizens of city and county of Philadelphia, be established from Clarkesville, Habersham coun-
praying that a steam revenue cutter maybe con- ty, Georgia, to Ashville, Buncombe county, Noiti
structed for the public service in Delaware bay: Carolina, by the way of Claylon and Franklin;
referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. From also, that a weekly mail be carried upon hor.-eback
one hundred citizens of Berks county, Pennaylva- from Lafayette, in Ihe county of Walker, to Salem,
nia, praying Congress to establish a post route in the county of Dade, in the State of Georgia: re-
from Douglassville to' Hamburg, in county and ferred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post
State aforesaid: referred to the Committee on the Roads. A petition from John Dennis, a superan-
Post Office and Pot Roads.] nuated officer of the custom-house, in the city of
[Mr. RAMSEY presented the following petitions: Savannah, asking additional pay lor his services:
Of the citizens of Adams county, Pennsylvania, referred to the Committee on Commerce. One
foa the establishment of a post route from Gettys- from Win. Mosely and others, in Henry county,
burg to Hanover, via McSherrys'own. Of Capt. Georgia, asking the establishment of a post route,
Jon. Smith, claiming for Revolutionary services. &c. referred to the Committee on the Post Office
Of Lieutenant Scott Kelchum of the United States and Post Roads.]
army, for relief. Of the heirs of Mathew Armon, By Messrs. GRAVES, ANDERSON, TRIP.
deceased, for relief] LETT, UNDERWOOD, GREEN, ANDREWS,
[Mr. S. W. MORRIS presented the petition of BOYD, BUTLER, and DAVIS, of Kentucky.
sundry inhabitants of Tioga county, Pennsylvania, By Messrs. CAVE JOHNSON, JAS. L. WIL-
asking for the establishment of a post road from LIAMS, CARTER, BELL, C. H. WILLIAMS,
Lawrenceville to Southpor'. Of Edward Lilly, CAMPBELL, TURNEY, and McCLELLkN, of
a soldier in the last war, praying for a pension.] Tennessee.
[Mr. PETRIKIN presented the following peti- [Mr. MCCLELLAN presented the petition of Mrs.
tltions: Of Jonathan Bulkley of Luzerne county, Pa. Anikey Godsey, of Sullivan county, Tennessee,
praying Congress to grant him a pension for injuries widow of Win. Godsey, deceased, a Revolutionary
received while in the serivce of the United States soldier, praying to be allowed a pension; upon
Navy: referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, his motion was referred to the Comamitte on Revo-
Of John Atherton for a pension for services render- lutionaiy Pensions. Of Mrs. Sally Pratt, widow of
ed in the Revolutionary war: referred to the Corn- Thos. Pratt, deceased, a Revolutionary soldier of
mittee on Revolutionary Pensions. Of Abbott Hawkins county, Tennessee, praying to be allowed
Green and George Schnalle, praying that money a pension: referred to the Committee on Revolu-
deposited by them in the Treasury of the United tionary Pensions. Of James Wright, jr. of Sulli-
States to purchase lands be refunded to them: van county, Tennessee, praying to be allowed an
referred to the Committee on the Pubic invalid pension: referred to the Committee on lava-
Lands. Of Daniel P. Rake for a law to lid Pensions. O'David Childrens, a Revolutionary
authorize a location of military land war- soldier of Sullivan county, Tennessee, praying for
rant: referred to the Committee on the PubEc arreragesof pay and bounty land: referred to the
Lands. Of S. Raub, jr. relative to his invenion to Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.]
prevent accidents by the bursting of steam boilers on [Mr. CAVE JOHNSON presented the petitions of
board of ships and boats: referred to a Select Corn- George Mayfield of Williamson county, Tennessee,
mittee of Seven. Of Charles Hickman and eighty- asking to be placed on the roll of invalid pen-
two other citizens and electors resident in the Third sioners, on account of wounds received in the ser-
Congressional District of Pennsylvania, contesting vice of the United States: referred to the Commit-
the right of CHARLES NAYLOR to a seat in the tee on Invalid Pensions. Of George Mayfield o!
House of Representatives: referred to the Corn- Williamson county, Tennessee, asking the confir-
mittee on Elections.] mation of a title to a tract of land allowed and con-
[Mr. LEET said he had in his hand a memorial veit ed to him by the Creek Indians at Fort Jackson:
signed by Joseph Henderson of the county of referred to the committee on Private Land Claims.
Washington, in the State of Pennsylvania, who is Of John Hagie, a soldier of the Revolution, who
one of the heirs and attorney in fact for the other cameo the United States with Lafayette, asking to
heirsof Richard Dallinor, late of the State of Dela- be placed on the pension roll: referred to the
wiae, deceased. The petition sets forth that R. Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Of George
Dallinor, in the capacity of captain, in the militia W. Farmer, asking compensation for services ren
in the State of Delaware, served during the dered in opening the road from Reynoldshurg,
whole of the Revolutionary war, and requests that Tennessee, to the Chickasaw Old Towns in 1816:
the petitioners may be allowed five year0 pay and referred to the Comnmittee of Claims. Of Win.
the usual quantity of land granted to captains in D. Willeii, asking compensation for a horse lost
the continental army: referred to the Committee on in the Florida war: referred to the Committee of
Revolutionary Pensions.] Claims. Of the citizens resident on the Salt Lick
[Mr. OGLE prevented the following petitions: Reservation, in Tennessee, asking the tight of
From Edwin F. Shoenberger, and others, of Bed- pre-emption to be extended to those who settled
ford county, Pa. to revise the laws for the collection prior to 1838. Ten petitions, signed by various
of duties, and make them more effectual in pre- officers of the infantry and artillery, complaining
venting frauds. From Daniel Young and others, of the inequality produced by the act of the 51h of
of same county, and State, of similar import. From July, 1838, between the officers of the line and the
Robert Graham of Westmoreland county, Penn. to staff officers, and praying that this inequality be
confirm his right to certain lands in Illinois. From removed: referred to the Committee on Military
Abram Beam and ethers, of Somerset county, Pa. Affairs. Of the Rev. A. A. Muller, claiming comn-
praying that the postage on letters may be so re- mutation and bounty land, as the sole heir and
duced, that no single letter shall bhe charged more representative of Major Muller, the aid-de-camp of
than ten cents. From William Kellar of Bedford General Marion: which was referred to a select
county, Pa. a soldier in the late war, for pension. committee of seven members.]
From Pliny Hayes of Cambria county, Pa. a sol- By Messrs. STARKWEATHER, RIDGWAY,
dier of the Revolution, for increase of pension. MASON, BOND, WELLER, DOANE, TAY-
From the heirs of Lieut. Col. James Piper (of the LOR, HASTINGS, PARISH, DUNCAN,
army of the Revolution) for compensation for ser- SWEENY, GIDDINGS, and GOODE, of Ohio.
vices rendered by their ancestor. From citizens of By Messrs. CHINN, R. GARLAND, and
Erie county, Pa. for the improvement of the harbor WHITE, of Louisiana.
at the mouth of Elhi Creek on Lake Erie. From By Messrs. DAVIS, RARIDEN, WICK, "r.
citizens of Louisville, praying that the tolls on the SMITH, CARR, HOWARD, and PROFFIT, of
Louisville and Portland canal may be reduced. Indiana.
From Abraham Morrison, esq. of Cambria county, [Mr. DAVIS of Indiana presented the petition of
Pa. one of the sureties of the late Capt. Webster, the Bishop of Vincennes, asking a repeal of duty
postmaster at Somerset, Pa. to refund money un- on a church bell.- Of sundry citizens of Indiana,
justly collected.] asking a pension for Ambrose Manes, accompa-
By Messrs. JENIFER, FRANCIS THOMAS, nied by testimony. For a mail route from Wash-
WORTHINGTON, PHILIP F.THOMAS, WM. ington to Petersburg, Indiana. Also, the memorial
C. JOHNSON,. CARROLL, and HILLEN, of of the National Road Convention, held at Terre
Maryland. Haute, Indiana, in July, 1839.]
Mr. JENIFER, by consent, submitted the fol- Mr. DAVIS moved lhat it be referred to the
lowing resolution; which was adopted: Committee of Ways and Means.
Resolved, That a committee of nine be appointed Mr. CASEY moved to amend the motion to re-
to inquire into, and report what measures had been fer, by adding the following: "And that said corn-
adopted by the Government of the United States, mittee be instructed to report a bill, milking an ap-
under the resolution of the 28th February, 1837, in propriation of one hundred and fifty thousand dol-
telation the high duties and restricions on tobacco lars for each of the States of Ohio, Indiana, and
imported into foreign countries from the United Illinois, to be expended on the national road in
States; and with such other information in relation said States, in the year 1840, under the direction of
to the tobacco trade as said committee may deem the War Department; said appropriation to be sub-
proper. ject to all ihe restrictions and conditions of former
Petitions were then presented by Messrs. appropriations on said road.
BANKS, HOPKINS, CRAIG, J. W. JONES, This motion having been objected to as out of
GOGG[N,IJ. T. HILL, STEENROD, HOLLE- order at that time,
MAN, JOHNSON, M'CARTY. LUCAS, SA- Mr. CASEY maintained that it was in order,
MUELS, TALIAFERRO, COLES, BOTTS, and and that it was perfectly competent at any time to
J. GARLAND, of Virginia. move instructions to a committee on any subject
[Mr. CHAiO presented the following petitions: committed to its charge.
Of Richard Rains for a pension for Revolutionary This motion having elicited debate, under the
services. Of Margaret and Mary Daring for the rule, lies over one day. Tue petition, however,
same. Of the citizens of Rockbridge and Bath was ordered to be printed.
county for the establishment of a post route. Of [Mr. CARR presented the petition of Wm. H.
the president and viziters of the Virginia institution Swan, and 129 others, who represent that, in lhe
for lho education of the deaf and dumb and of the surveying and laying off Congresslonal township
blind. Of the heirs of Dr. Thomas Carter praying two, north of range nine east, of the Jeffersonville
to be allowed intereAt on a half pay claim here- Indiana land district, into sections and quarter sec-
tofore paid under an act of Congress. Of James tions, two parallel lines east and west seem to
Brownlee, of Bot'tourt county, Va. for artearages have been run, and all the entries have been made


of pay due his father for services in the Revo- by the south line, the numbers being on that line,
lution. Of Thomas G. Smith praying that a war- but by the field notes the corners are some on the
rant may be granted him to locate 2,6661 acres of north and some on the south parallel lines; accom-
land, for reasons therein set forth.1 paying which petition is the plot or map of said
[Mr. GooGTN presented the petition of Samuel township, made by the county surveyor of Jefferson
Quarles, of Bedford county, Va. for an allowance county-petitioners ask Congress, if it be proper, to
for carrying the mail from Pittsylvania C. H. Va. declare and provide that the south of the two pa-
to Patrick C. H. Va. referred to the Committee rallel lines be deemed and taken as the true and
on the Post Office and Post Roads. Petition of the correct division line. A remonstrance, signed by
same for carrying the mail from Boydion, Va. to A. H. Harris, and 14 others, objecting 'o all inter-
Blacks and Whites, Va. referred to the Committee ference on the part of Congress in regard to the
on the Post Office and Post Roads. Petition of surveylinesandfieldnotesofConzre'sionaltownship
Clayton and Mitchell, of the county of Franklin, two north, of range nine east; accompanying said
Va. asking to be paid arrears of pension of Win. remonstrance is a certificate of the county surveyor
Kemplin, deceased, a Revolutionary soldier: re- of Clark county, coinciding with the views set
ferred to the Committeeon Revolutionary Pensions forth in the remonstrance: all of which, the peti-
Petition of John Murcheson, of Campbell county, lion, remonstrance, and accompanying papers,
Va. praying compensation for Revolutionary ser- v ere referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
vices: referred to the Committee on Revolutionary The petition of Davis Shockly, praying for a pen-
Pensions ] sion: swhch was, upon his motion, referred to the
[On motion of Mr. GARLAND of Virginia, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. Of James
Resolved, That the Commitlee on the Post Office Smallwood, of Indiana, praying to be placed on
and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the the invalid pension roll: which, on his motion, was
expediency of establishing a mail route from Pedlar referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Mills, in the county of Amherst, to Fairfield, in the The papers of Zalmon Burrett, asking a pension:
county of Rockbridge, in the State of Virginia ] which, on his motion, was referred to the Comn-
Mr. BANKS presented resolutions of the Gene- mittee on Revolutionary Pensions. On motion of
ral Assembly of Virginia, asking that further pro- Mr. C.. the petition of Indian Robin, or Robin
vision may be made for the satisfaction of out- Loyd, praying a pension, was referred to the Corn-
standing Virginia military land warrants; and on mittee on Revolutionary pensions. Mr. C. also pre-
motion of Mr. B. the same were referred, with sented the memorial and joint resolution of the Ge-
instiuctions, to the Committeeon the Public Lands; neral Assembly of the State of Indiana, on the sub-
(a copy of which we have not been able to pro- ject of constructing a canal around the falls of the
cure.) Onio river, on the Indiana side, sufficient for the
By Messrs. STANLY and GRAHAM, of North passage of the largest class of steamboats: which
Carolina, was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.


Hie also pre.enred the petition of Almon Baldwin,
and 350 others, on the same subject: which was
referred to the same commilte.]
By Messrs. BROWN and THOMPSON, ofMis-
sissppi.
By Messrs. CASEY, REYNOLDS, and STEW-
ART, of Illinois.
[Mr. REYNOLDS presented the following petitions
and memorials, to wit: A petition for a mail route
from the city of Cairo, Unity, Jonesboro,
Brownsville, Pinckneyville, Nashville, and Belle-
ville, in Illinois, to St. Louis, Missouri. The
claim of Lesieur to land in Missouri. The claim
of the heirs of Win. Arundel, for horses taken
by the Indians. Of Jacob Wageoner to correct a
mistake in the entryof land. The inhabitants of
St. Clair county, Illinois, tor a section of land for
the township of Cahokia, for school purposes.
The claim of the citizens of Cahokia, Illinois, for
land heretofore granted to the church of Cahokia.
The claim of Messrs. Steel and Mitchell, for pro-
perty lost in the war of 1812. 'Ihe claim of Mr.
Wilcox, for damages done by the United States
army in 1832. Tha claim of Mr. Underbill, for a
pie-emption in the State of Missouri. The claim
of Vanruff, for damages done by the United States
army in 1812. The claim of Mr. Palhain to land.
The petition of John Jordon to locate land
warrant for military services in 1812. Also,
the claims of the heirs of Larkin Rutherford,
Snadrack Bond, James Head, George Lundford,
Joseph Curry, Joseph Godare, Mr. Geadro, Mr.
Danie, Capt. Francis Charleville, Mr. Levea, Mr.
Cosart, Mr. Cheney, and John Doyle, deceased,
to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, for
services done in the Revolution. The ancestors of
these claimants were in the military service in the
"Illinois regiment," under the command of Col.
George Rogers Clark, and performed said service
in the year 1779, in capturing the British posts of
Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and St. Vincennes, in the
Illinois country. Capt. Charleville raised a com-
pany of volunteers in Kaskaskia, and marched
with them, with Col. Clark, to capture the post at
St. Vincennes, in February, 1779. This regiment
was in the Virginia line, and the above mem-
bers have not received any remuneration for
their services.]
By Messrs. DILLETT, LEWIS, CHAPMAN,
and CRABB of Alabama.
[Mr. CHAPMAN presented the following petitions:
The petition of citizens in favor of a pre-emption
to John H. Heckman, Marshall county, Alabama.
Of John P. Naylor and others, in favor of a quarter
section of land for a seat of justice for DeKalb co.
Alabama. Papers relating to the unsettled claims
of McNairy Harris, Jackson county, as quarter-
master in Florida. Papers relating to the claim of
Capt. Thomas Snodgrass's company, Jackson co
for services in Cherokee emigration. Memorialof
certain field officers, Jackson county, Alabama,
who commanded volunteers in Florida, asking an
explanatory law as respects the allowance for use
and risk of horses. Claim of R J. Stockton, Jack-
son county, for horse lost in Florida. Petition of
citizens of Marshall and DeKalb counties, for a
mail route from Huntsville to Lebanon. Of citi-
zens of DeKalb, Cherokee, and Jackson cos. for a
grant of land to Samuel Findley of DeKalb coun-
ty. Of citizens of Benton county, asking thiat the
Cherokee country may be annexed to ihe Coosa
land district, and that the Coosa land office may be
removed to Ladiga. Of Spartan Allen, Benton
county, for payment of a horse lo t in the Chero-
kee emigrating service. Of Rufus King Love, lor
a horse lost in same service. Of John Parnell of
Benton county, praying a pension on account of
diseases incurred in the United States service. Of
G. C. Woodward, for mail route from Blounts-
ville to Aurora. Memorial of the General Assem-
bly of Alabama, asking the establishment of a new
land district in the country acquired from the Che-
rokees, and to reduce the price of the public lands.
Petition of John A. Baird, that claims for lost
horses in the United States service, purchased by
him, be paid. Of citizens of St. Clair county, Ala-
bama, for a mail route from Elyton to Ashville,
Alabama. Of John H. Robinson and others, for
pre einption. Of Nathaniel Coates, late quarter-
master of Alabama volunteers in Florida,
for payment of certain items in his ac-
count, not settled by accounting officers. Mr.
C. also presented the following memorials and
petitions that have been heretofore presented: Me-
morial of the General Assembly of Alabamn for a
a cession of the Muscle Shoals Canal to10 that State,
and the reports of the Muscle Shoals Canal. Feti-
tion of certain citizens of Benlon county, Ala.
asking a right of pre-emption in lieu of those of
which they were deprived under the act of 1834, by
the improper location of Creek Indian reservations.
Memorial of the Selma and Tennessee Railroad
Company, asking the right of way and a grant of
land to aid in the work. Petition of citizens of the
Cherokee country, playing an extension of the pre-
emption act of 1838; and a memorial of the Legis-
lature of Alabama on the same subject. Memo-
rial of many citizensof Benton and Cherokee coun-
ties, Ala. praying that the Cherokee territory may
be annexed to the Coosa land district, and the land
office removed to Jacksonville. Petition of citizens of
Benton county asking the same. Petition ofcitizens
the of Cherokee country praying the establishment
of a new land district it that territory, and the lo-
cation of the land office in Cherokee county. Me-
morial of the Legislature of Alabama asking a new
land office to be established in the Cherokee country.
Petition of citizens of Jackson county, and many
citizens of the Cherokee country, asking the esta-
blishment of a new land district, and the location
of the office at Bellefonte, in Jackson county, Ala
Petition of Isaac Morson, asking a pre-emption
right to a quarter section of land in lieu of that of
which he was deprived under the act of 1830. Pe-
tition of Elisha Morland and others, now on the
files of this Houe, praying a grant of pre-emptions
in lieu of those of which they were improperly de-
prived under the act of 1830 ]
By Messrs. MILLER and JAMESON, of Mis-
souri.
[Mr. JAMESON presented the following preamble
and resolutions in relation to slavery: not re-
ceived under the rule of the House. A memorial
of ihe Legislature of Missouri requesting a grant
of land for a railroad from Jefferson city by Mas-
sies's iron works and the iron mountains to the
Missippi river: referred to the Committee on
Roads and Canal". A memorial of the same,
asking an appropriation for :he improvement of
the Demoines river near its mouth: referred to the
same committee. A memorial of the same in rela-
tion to common schools, asking that all the lands
within the State that have been in market twenty
years and not sold, be ceded to the State for that
purpose: referred to the Committee on the Public
Lands. A memorial of the same on the subject of
the Santafe trade: referred to the Committee on
Commerce. A series of resolutions of the same on
the subject of the extension of the Cumberland
road to the seat of Government of Missouri: re-
ferred to the Committeeon Roads and Canats. A se-
ries o1 resolutions of the same in relation to the public
lands: referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
A memorial of the same in relation to a deaf and
dumb asylum: referred to the Committee en Pub-
lic Expenditures. A petition of sundry cilizens of
Missouri, in relation to the Oregon Territory: re-
ferred to the Cotimittee of Foreign Affairs. A pe-
tition of John Gibson, asking a donation of certain
land.: referred to the Committee on the Public
Lands. A petition of Joseph Aud, asking permis-
sion to change an entry erroneously made: referred
to the Committee on the Public Lands. A petition
of James Dickerson and others, praying that a
mail route be established from Bolivar, in Polk
county, by William Snadens, in Barry county, to
Sarcoxie, in Newton county, and that a post office
be established at said Snaden's: referred to the


Committee on the Post Office and Post Roa's.
The claim of Jacob Ford to a pension: referred to
ihe Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. A
memorial for the establishment of a harbor at Ra-
cine, Wisconsin Territory: referred to the Commit-
tee on Commerce. A petition fora mail route from
Jefferson city to Springfield, Missouri: referred to the
Committee on the Pust Office and Post Roads. A
petition of a respectable portion of the bar of Mis-
souri, praying that the di- trict judge of that State shall
have the same jurisdiction over caues at the Oc o-
bher t-rm (with the exception of appeals, &c.) as
the circuit court has, and also that the salary of the
district judge be increased: referred to the Commit-
tee on the Judiciary. A petition for a mail route
from Florida, by Mexico and Fulton, to Jefferson
city: referred to the Committee on the Post Office
and Post Roads. A petition of Presley Scott, show-
ing a claim against the Government for piles fur-
nished for the harbor at St. Louis, under a contract
made with R. E. Lee, the engineer: referred to the
Committee of Claims. And the claim of Shrop.
shire and Ros,, against the Government, for provi-
sions furnished during the Black Hawk war, with
the accompanying evidence to support the same:
referred to the Committee of Claims.]
[Mr. MILLER presented the following joint me-
morials and resolutions of the Legislature of Mis-
souri, viz: A memorial on the subject of pre-emp-
tions, asking that right to be extended to all persons
who shall settle on the public lands, and cultivate


the same for two years after such settlement. A
memorial on the subject of patents, asking that an
endorsement be made, by the Commissioner of the
General Land Office, on all patents hereafer is-
sued, of the plot of the section in which 'tnch lands
may lie. A memorial on the subject of 16th sec-
tions, asking authority to select other lands, in
lieu thereof, where they are unfit for cultivation,
or where th'y have been diminished or lost by the
filling in of the lands situate or the banks of
rivers. A memorial requesting that certain unsold
lands in the Sta'e of Missouri may be brought in-
to market. Also, the following petitions, viz. Of
John B. Fisher, and others, asking the establish-
ment of a post road from Jefferson city, Missouri,
by the way of California, Round Hill Post Office,
to Georgetown, in said State: referred to the Com-
mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Of
Daniel Droper of Missouri, asking the passage of
a special act, granting to him the right of pre-emp.
tien to a certain tract of land therein mentioned
and described: referred to the Committee on the
Public Lands. Of James Maguire of Missouri,
asking additional compensation for services per-
formed by him as a clerk, in the Quartermaster
General's Office, at Washington City: referred to
the Committee of Claims. Of Uriel' Sebuce, re
ceiver of public moneys at Fayette, asking the pas-
sage of an act authorizing the proper accounting
officer of the Treasury Department to place to his
credit the sum of $200, for reasons set forth in said
petition: referred to the Committee of Claims. Of
J. A. Hadwin, John Ward, and W. D. Parsons, of
Rocheport, Missouri, asking the passage of a law
authorizing them to import, duty free, the iron ne-
cessary to enab'e them to construct two iron steam-
boats, to be run or used on the Missouri river: re-
ferred to the Committee on Commerce. The peti-
tion and pap-'rs of Chauncey Durkee of Missouri,
asking the passage of a law granting him the right
of pre-emption to a certain tract of land therein
described: referred to the Committee on the Pub-
lic Lands. Of William Harden of Missouri, ask-
ing that the sum of $706 be refunded to him by the
Government of United States, of which sum he was
robbed by the Sac and Fox Indians, in the year
1813: referred to the Committee of Claims. Of
Winm. and C. Ewing, asking compensation for two
horses lost by them while in the service of the
United States, in the year 1813: referred to the
Committee of Claims. Of William Steel of Mis-
souri, asking a pension for his services as a soldier
during the Revolutionary war: referred to the Com-
mittee on Revolutionary Pensions.]
By Mr. CROSS of Arkansas.
By Mr. CRARY of Michigan.
By Mr. DOWNING of Florida.
[Mr. DOWNING presented the memorial of a con-
vention of the citizens of Floida, demanding ad-
mission into the Union as one of the sovereign
States thereof, together with a Constitution adopted
by said convention, submitted to the people and
approved by them. He then presented the follow-
ing memorials, petitions, &c.: From the citizensof
East Florida for a land office at Newnansville.
From a committee of St. Joseph asking an ap-
propriation for a court-house. From the citizens
of East Florida for a division of that Terri-
tory. Of the citizens of Duval county for a di-
vision of Florida. Of sundry citizens of East
Florida for a division of that Territory. Pre-
sentment of Ihe grand jury of Franklin county.
Presentment of the grand jury cf Duval and Nas-
sau counties. Of F. Pellicer, and others, pray-
ing relief from an award of the Secretary of
the Treasury, under the law of 1834, for the losses
sustained by the operations of the United Slates
troops in Florida. Of John P. Baldwin, of
Key West, praying compensation for properly lost
by order of commanding officer, to prevent said
property, being mostly lead, from falling into the
hands of the Indians. Of Capt. J.Y. Smith, praying
compensation for; loss of steamboat Hyperion.
Claim of Dr. Weeden, for property taken by mili-
tia in the service of the United States. Of Dr.
Weeden, for medicine furnished by Hewlitt, as
assistant surgeon, and for medical services of the
United States? Of Mr. McDonald, for a horse
Of J. Elzuardi, asking remuneration for a slave
taken by the Usited States as Indian interpreter,
and sent to Arkansas. Of Dr. Turner, for a horse.
Of Win. McNaught, fior corn sold to the United
States troops. Of William G. Saunders, for
property destroyed by the United States
army. Petition of J. Croskey, and others.
Claim of the heirs of Manuel Domingues to a
tract of land. Memorial from the citizens of Es-
cambia' county for an appropriation to build a
court-house and jail. From the citizens of Jeffer-
son county for money to repair a road from Monti-
cello to the navigable parts of the river St. Marks.
Petition of sundry inhabitants of East Florida for
a road from Jacksonville to Fort White, on the
Santafee. From the citizens of Nassau and Du-
valcountirs for money to repair a road from Jack-
sonville to Camp Pinckney, on S'. Mary's river.
From the citizens of Florida for money to cut a
canal from Six Mile creek lo the St. Sebastian.
Of the Lake Wimico and St. Joseph Canal and
Railroad Company. Of the citizens of Nassau
county, praying an approptiation for a road. Of
the citizens of East Florida for a road from Pablo
to Jacksonville. Of the Alachua Grantees, pray-
ing an aupropriation for a road. Of the citi-
zens of St. Joseph, Io'a, and Chattahoochie.
praying an appropriation of $5,000 to repair a road
from Marianna to lola, and an appropriation of
$5,000 to repair a road from lola to Chatahoochie.
From cit zens of Columbia and Alachua counties,
praying an appropriation for a road from the Low-
er Suwanee springs to Newnansville. Claim of
Capt. T. C. Ruldolph. Of Capt. Clarke, and ac-
companying papers. Of Capt. Peters, and accom-
panying papers. Petition of Capt J. Houseman.
for pay for military services and expenditures.
Claim of Dr. Clark and Dr. Forry, vs. United
States, for medical services. Of Dr. Worrell Ts.
United States, for medical services]
By Mr. DOTY of Wisconsin.
[Mr. DOTY presented the following petitions:
Three petitions of citizens of Wisconsin, for an
appropriation for the improvement of the harbor at
the mouth of Root river, Racine. Three petitions
of citizens of Wisconsin, fior an appropriation fur
a harbor at Milwaukie. Petition of citizens of
Wisconsin, that Milwaukie be declared a port of
entry. Four petitions of citizens of Wisconsin, fir
a confirmation of the titles of Francois Laventure,
Ebenezer Childs, and Linus Thompson, to land at
M:lwaukie. Petition ef citizens of Racite county,
Wisconsin, for an appropriation for opening the
harbor at the south mouth of Pike creek, at South-
port. Petit on of citizens of Southport, for an ap-
propriation for the above purpose. Four petitions
of citizens of Wisconsin, praying a separation of
the offices of Governor and Superintendent of In-
dian Affairs; that the citizens of the Territory have
leave to elect the Governor, and that the Superin-
tendent be stationed in the Indian country. Peti-
tion of citizens of Racine county, for an appropri-
ation for a road from Southport to Beloit. Of citi-
zens of Milwaukie county, praying for an appro-
prIation for a railroad from Lake Michigan to the
Mississippi, in Wisconsin. Of citizens of Oak
creek, for the same object. Of citizens of Sinipee,
for the same object. Of citizens of Mineral Point,
for the same object. Of citizens of Milshawaka,
Indiana, for the same object. Of citizens of Wi-
consin, for th" same object. For a post route
from Madison, by Sugar river, Diggings, Monroe,
Vanvobrah's settlement, to intersect the route froim
Chicago to Galena. For a post route from Spring-
field, Milwaukie co. to Madison, the seat of Go-
vernment of Wisconsin. Two petitions of masters,
owners, and consignees of steamboats and vessels
on Lake Michigan, and for an appropriation to
improve the harbor of Racine. Of citizens of Wis-
consin, for an appropriation for a road from Mil-
wankie to Beloit. Of the Stockbrldge nation of In-


dians, in Wisconsin, for remuneration for the ex-
penses of their removal fiom New York, and that
the title to their lands be guarantied to them by the
United States. For the sale of the mineral lands
in Wisconsin, and for an act declaring void all en-
tries heretofore made in consequence of false
swearing, etc. Of Enos Soper, praying remunera-
tion for services rendered the United States during
the war of 1812.
[O n motion of Mr. DOTY, it was
Resolved,, That the Secretary of the Treasury be
directed to furnish to this House a statement of all
sums paid for the support of the Government of
Wisconsin, including all of the' expenses of the
Legislative Assembly, during the years 1837,
1838, and 1839, exhibiting the items for which,
and by, and to whom, payments have been made,
and the authority therefore, and whether the loans
which have been made en the faith of ihp Terri-
tory, have been sanctioned and paid by him.]
By Mr. CHAPMAN of Iowa.
[Mr. CHAPMAN presented the memorial of the
Assembly of Iowa, praying Congress to confirm
an entry of land made by the county of Henry:
referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
A memorial from the Assembly of Iowa, praying
Congress to amend the organic law: referred to the
Committee on the Territories. A memorial upon
the subject of post roads: referred to the Commit-
tee on the Post Office and Post Roads. A memo-


rial praying school land for half breed trat; em
referred to the Committee on Ihe Public Lands.
A memorial far arms, &c. referred to the Com-
mittee on Military Affairs. A memorial in favor
of settlers on sixteenth sections: refenrel to the
Committee on the Public Lands. A joint resolu-
tion relating to reports: referred to ihe Committee
on the Territories. A memorial for pre-emption
to miners: referred to the Committee on ihe'Public
Lands. A memorial for the survey of lands. A
memorial for the improvement of Iowa and Cedar
rivers: referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Memorial for the survey of Skunk river referred to
the Committee on Commerce. A memorial for addi-
tional appropriation for completion of penitentiary:
referred to the Committee On the Territories. Memo-
rial for completion of Dubuque and Missouri roads:
referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.
Memorial for survey and improvement of Du-
buque harbor: referred to the Committee on Com-
merce. Petition of inhabitants of Warren county,
Illinois, for improvement of Desmoines Rapids: re-
fei red to the Committee on Commerce. Of inha-
bitants of Fort Madison for donation of land for
seminary ot learning: refenrred to -the Committee
on the Public Lands. Of James Anderson and
others lor the sale of 16th section: referred to the
Committee on the Public Lands. Act of Iowa
Assembly: referred to the Committee on the Judi-
ciary. Memorial for land for literary purposes:
referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
Memorial in favor of Jeremiah Smith: referred to
the Commit ee on the Territories. Preamble and
joint resolution for improvement of Desmoines
river: referred to the Committee on the Public
Lands. Petition for post route from Iowa city to
Burtonsport: referred to the Committee on the Post
Office and Post Roads. Of John Morgan for a
pension: referred to the Committee on Pensions.
Of Alfred Carter and others, praying Congress to
be permitted to purchase 16th section: referred to
the Committee on the Public Lands. Of A. John-
son for pension: referred to the Committee on Re-
volutionary Pensions. Of F. Djinon for grant of
lands for services to the country: referred to the
Committee on the Public Lands. Of Jacob Wiley
for pension: referred to the Committee on Resolu-
i.:.naryv Pensions. Of the inhabitants of Iowa for
road from mouth of Iowa to Iowa city: referred to
the Committee on Roads and Canals. Of the in-
habitants of Keosauqua for mail route from Bur-
lington to that place: referred to the Committee on
the Post Office and Post Roads. Of the inhabitants
of Iowa for a mail route from Peru, in Illinois', to
Iowa city: referred to the Committee on the Post
Office and Post Roads. Of the inhabitants of
Mount Pleasant for land for seminary of learning:
referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
Of Martin Godard for mail route from Davenport
to the county seat of Linn: referred to the Com-
mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads. Of in-
habitants of Scott county for mail route from Da-
venport to Linn, the county seat: referred to the
Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.]
By Mr. PARRIS of Maine.
By Mr. T. W. WILLIAMSJof Connecticut.
[Mr. THos. W. WILLIAMS presented the petition
of the children and oth'r heirs of Lieut. Daniel
Starr, asking fur pay for their father's services as a
lieutenant on board of the United States ship
Trumbull. Of Griswold Avery, asking for a pen-
sion for Revolutionary services. Of Mrs. Esther
Culver, late the widow of Moses Jones, for a pen-
sion. Of the heirs of Lieut. Nathaniel Fanning,
deceased, asking that a medal be given for his. act
of bravery on board the "Good Man Richard,"
under Comn. John Paul Jones, and for prize money
arising from said services. Of Jas. Williams, for
compensation for services and expi uses in arrest-
ing a deserter from the United States army in
1834. Of Nathan Smith and others for allowance
of bounty on a fishing voyage to the Straits of
Belle Isle. Of Oliver J. Day and others, of Lyme,
Connecticut, manufacturers of wool, asking Con-
gress to revise the laws for the collection of duties,
in order to prevent frauds to the prejudice of the
manufacturer ]
A motion was made to adjourn, at half-past 5
o'clock; the yeas and nays were demanded; when,
the roll being called, there were-yeas 21, nays 27.
So the House refused to adjourn.
Mr. DROMGOOLE moved a call of the House.
When, on motion of Mr. HOFFMAN,
The House adjourned.

IN SENATE,
FRIDAY, February 7, 1840.
Mr. NORVELL pre-ented the credentials of the
Hon. AUoGusTUs S. PORTER, elected by the Legis-
lature of Michigan a Senator from that State for
six years from the 4th of March last.
The usual oath was then admiaitered to Mr.
PORTER, and he took his seat.
The CHAIR submitted a message from the Pre-
sident of the UnitedStales transmitting the eleventh
annual report of the Board of Inspectors of the Pe-
nitentiary of the District of Columbia; which was
laid on the table.
Mr. PRESTON presented the memorial of Sarah
Ralston; which was referred to the Committee on
Claims.
On motion of Mr. GRUNDY, the petition of
Joseph Whipple, now on file, was referred to the
Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. WRIGHT presented the petition of M. M.
Quackenboss, B. Birdsall, and Charles L. Livings-
ton, praying the passage ofpan act to: authorize the
Secretary of the Treasury to compromise and
compound the claims of the Government against
them as sureties of Samuel Swartwout, late col-
lec'or of the port of New York; which was refer-
red to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. CLAY of Alabama submitted documents in
relation to the claims of Adam Hall for remuhe-
ration for horses lost while in the public service;
which was referred to the Committee on Claims.
Mr. BUCHANAN presented the memorial of a
number of the citizens of the State of Pennsylva-
nia, praying an increase of duties on foreign silks;
which was referred to the Committee on Finance.
Mr. HUBBARD, from the Committee on
Claims, made an unfavorable report on the peti-
tion of William Hawkins.
Mr. FULTON, from the Committee on the Pub-
lic Lands, to which the subject was referred, re-
ported a bill concerning a seminary of learning in
the Territory of Iowa; which was read, and or-
dered to a second reading.
Mr. WALL, from the Committee on the Judi-
ciary, reported a bill for the relief of John H. Shep-
pard, administrator of Abiel Wood; which was
read, and ordered to a second reading.
Mr. W. in pursuance of notice, asked and ob-
tained leave to introduce a bill for the relief of
John E. Bispham; which was read twice, and re-
ferred to the Committee on Claims.
Mr. TAPPAN, in pursuance of notice, asked
and obtained leave to bring in the following bill,
which was ordered to be printed:
A BILL
To regulate the issuing and circulating of bank
paper in the district ot Columbia.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represent-
atives of the United Slates of.america in Congress as-
sembled, That from and after the passage of this
act, if any person or persons shall establish or con-
tinue any bank in the District of Columbia, such
person or persons shall first deposit in the office of
the Recorder of Deeds for the county in which
such bank may be established, a schedule, in writ-
ing, containing the names and places of residence
of each and every stockholder in such bank, with
ihe number and value of the shares by him or her
held, and shall cause the same to be recorded with
the record of deeds in the office, and shall also pub-


lishsail schedule in two of the newspapers having the
most general circulation in the District, three calen-
dar month.; and every sale or transfer of stock in
such bank, within ten days after such transfer shall
have been made, shall be placed upon record and
published in like manner, by such person or per-
sons so establishing or continuing such bank.
SEC. 2 .And be it further enacted, That it shall be
unlawful for any individual banker or banking
company, or for any other person or company, to
is-ue any bank notes of a less denomination than
twenty dollars, r by any art, shift, or device, to
issue and put in circulation any paper, certificate,
check, order, or note whatsoever, to circulate as
currency, of a less denomination thau twenty dol.
lars; and any person or persons offending herein,
shall forfeit and pay not less than five hundred dol-
lars, nor more than one thousand dollars, for each
and every note, order, check, or certificate,'so
issued and put in circulation as aforesaid; one half
of the same to be fur the ust of the person prose-
cuting therefore, and the residue for the use of the
county where the banking house of such individual
banker or banking company shall be located, to be
recovered by action of debt in any court having
jurisdiction thereof.
Szc. 3. Aid be it further enacted, That if at any
time, in usual banking hours, the paper of such
individual or company shall be presented to such
individual or company, or any officer by him or
them employed, at their banking house or office,
and payment demanded of the same, and payment
thereof in gold or silver shall be refused, or unrea-
sonably delayed, the holder of such note may make








mdadit of such demand and refusal or delay, be-
fore any justice of the peace of the proper county,
whereupon, the said justice shall issue his sum-
mons against Such ind vidual, or any officer or
partner in such company, to be and appear before
him, or some other justice of the peace, at a time
to be stated in said summop., which time shall be
w thin lient,-fr.ur hour, ftom and after the same
shalt have been issued, then and there to show
cause why judgment -hau .I not be entered against
such individual, officer, or partner, for the amount
of said note; and unless the party defendant in said
writ shall appear, and plead that the note upon
which suit is b ought is not the note of such indi-
vidual or company, or that legal and proper de-
mand of payment has not been made, and verify
such plea by the oath of the said defendant, or his
agent or attorney, it shall be the dity of the justice
to enter up a judgment against such defendant for
the amount of such note, with costs of suit, and to
issue his execution, as in other cases therefore.
SEC. 4. .And be it further 'enacted, That if any
person shall, after the taking effect of tbis act,
pass, or ofer to pass, any bank note of a less deno-
mination than twenty dollars, otherwise than in
payment to a bank or banking company, such per-
son shall forfeit and pay double the amount of
such note, for the use of the parson sueing for the
same, to be recovered by action of debt b-fore any
magistrate having jurisdiction thereof.
The resolution submitted some days since by
Mr. PRESTON, in relation to the Cumberland road,
was taken up, and after a long debate, in which it
was supported by Messrs. PRESTON, WEB-
STER, SMITH of Indiana, and MERRICK, and
opposed by Messrs. BENTON, ALLEN, TAP-
PAN, KING, HUBBARD, and CLAY of Alaba-
ma, and after being modified, on the question of
its adoption, the vote was-ayes 4, noes 39.
So it was not adopted.
The Senate then adjourned until Monday next.

HOUSE OF PAPREESNTATIVES,
FIDAtv, J'nuary 7, 1840.
Mr. J. W. JONES, chairman of the Commit!ee
of Ways and Means, asked that the House would
resolv. itself Committee of the Whole to consider
the bill making appropriations for Revolutionary
and other pensioners. The pensions are payable
1alf-yearly, on 4th of March and September, and
unless the House would take some immediate ac-
tion on this bill, it would be impossible for the Se-
cretary of the Treasury to place the funds in the
hands of disbursing agents at the various sections
of the country where payment is mad- to the pen-
sioners. The House would see the troubles and
difficulties in which these old pensioners would be
placed if the necessary funds were not in the hands
of the agents to pay them, after they had made long
journeys, wi1h the expectation of receiving payment
at the time specified by law. He hoped there
would be no objection.
Mr. PICKENS suggested to the chairman of
the Committee of Ways and Means the propriety
of receiving reports till the hour of one o'clock;
Sand, at that time, go into Icommittee on this bill.
SThere were very many important reports to be
made from committees, which he hoped would be
received.
Mr. EVANS objected to any departure from
the rules. Such departures, experience taught
him, had always embarrassed rather than facili-
tated the business of the House. He would, for
That reason vote against all motions to suspend the
rules. He hoped they would be adhered to, and
that the States would be called for petitions.
Mr. PICKENS said petitions had been called
from the Stales for two days past; and if they go
on to receive them again to-day, he feared discus-
sion might arise which would prevent the commit-
tees from having any opportunity to make re-
ports. He hoped the House would agree tore-
ceive reports; and that the chairman off the Com-
mittee of Ways and Means would yield to this
suggestion, to go into committee at 1 o'clock.
Mr. JONES said the bill required the speedy ac-
tion of the House; but he was willing t9 yield to
the suggestion of the gentleman from South Caro-
lina, [Mr. PICKE S.] Mr. J. was proceeding in his
remarks, when
Mr. R. GARLAND called him to order.
Mr. JONES modified his motion, so that the
Houze at 1 o'clock proceed to the consideration of
the bill in committee.
Mr. DAWSON inquired of the chairman of the
Committee ofWays and Means whether the funds to
meet these pensioners were not appropriated one
year in advance, and whether there was not a suffi-
cient sum of the old appropriations in the hands of
disbursing agents, to meet the payments necessary
to be made in March.
-..-&lr. PETIlKIN object to hi, anw'," ing the
question, or any debate, as it was entirely out of
order.
Mr. JONES said he would answer the gentle-
nart's question; when he was again called to order.
He then moved a suspension of the rules, and de-
manded the yeas and nays on that motion.
Mr. BELL hoped the gentleman from Virginia
[Mr. JoNrs] would be permitted to answer the in-
terrogatory put to him by the r-ral-m.n from
Georgia [Mr. DAWSON.] It had .iin I,.- invaria-
ble practice of the House for such questions to be
put and answered; and in fact the public business
could not be transacted without it.
The SPEAKER said such had been the usual
practice of the House, and was no doubt a conve-
nient one; strictly speaking, however, debate was
not in order.
Mr. PETRIKIN said his only objection arose
from the fact of debates being permitted in one
case, and not in another. If one gentleman was
permitted to speak out of order, the same liberty
might be claimed by all,:and thus entirely obstruct
the regular business of the House.
Mr. JONES, in answer to the question of the
gentleman from Georgia, said he believed that it
was the usual practice of the Department to for-
ward these funds in advance, but how far, as to
time, he was not advised. From looking, how-
ever, at the amount of unexpended balances, as
shown by the report of the Secretary of the Trea-
tury, he inferred that it was not possible that funds
to provide for all the accruing pensions could be at
the points where they are to be paid; for, if every
dollar of these unexpended balances were there,
there would still not be more than half what was
necessary. There were unexpended balances at
some of the points, but to meet the payments at all
of them in time, it was necessary that this appro-
priation should be speedily passed.
The yeas and nays having been ordered on the
question of suspension, were-yeas 119, nays 40.
Mr. JONES then moved that the House go into
the Committee of the Whole at one o'clock, for
the purpose of taking up the bill making ap.tro-
priations for the payment of the Revolutioinry
and ether pensioners of the United S'ates.
Mr. GARLAND of Louisiana called for the
reading of the statement made by the Commissioner
of Pensiens,in order tohshow the amount of the un-
expended balances
-Mr. JONES said he stated to the House that
there was a large amount of unexpended balances
under one head of appropriations, but that the
amount would not payr much more than one-half
of the pensions aecrJing.
Mr. GARLAND said, if the gentl man would
look at the documents, he would find that the pen-
sion agents were most generally banking inst ti-
tions and favorites of th- Government; and that
they had in their hands about one mi I'on four
hundred thousand dollars to appty to the payment
of these pensions.
Mr. TURNEY called for uhe previous question,
but the call was not seconded.


Mr. GARLAND of Louisiana then read a report
of the Commissioner of Pensions, and said that from
this report, it appeared that there was now one mil.
lion four hundred thousand dollars in the hands of
S the agents, while one million only was wanted for
each quarter's payment. Now the effort was made
to set aside the regular business of the House, for
the purpose of placing money in the hands of these
agents in advance. It was notorious that these
agents were banks and political favorites who had
the use of the public money for months before it
was wanted.
Mr. JONES of Virginia rose to correct the errors
into which the gentleman fiom Louisiana had fal-
len. The gentleman supposed that these pensions
were payable quarterly, whicn was not the fact.
They were payable half yearly, one payment be-
c.ming due in March, and the other in September.
Further, tlI e amount of one million four hundred
thousand dollars, now in the hands of the pension
agent, wit not enough io pay the pensions becoming
due in March. wie there was the payment
coming due in Selp omhPr, that was necessary now
to be provided for. Mr. J. then went into an esti-
mate of the different heads under which pensions
are to be paid, and the sums that will be required
for them. But thegentleman's principal .tl-j it.r.
was, that this money would go into the hntt- f h.
banks and political favorites of the Government.
This was the first time he had ever heard thai
the banks were the peculiar favorites of this
Government, and an assertion like this, coming from
a entllemnan standing in the political relation the


gentleman from Louisiana did to the AdminiItra-t
tion, was a little extraordinary. He did not know
how the gentleman made out that the individuals
who acted as pension agents were the favorites of
the Administration, but if the gentleman would
look at the list of agencies, he would find that the
banks were a large proportion of them, and there-
fore it was the favorites of the gentleman and hIis
party, and not of the Administration, that derived
any benefits from these agencies.
Mr. SMITH of Maine wished to make one sin-
gle statement in reply to the gentleman from Loui-
siana. The gentleman said that those who disbursed
these pensions were either banks or the especial
favorites of the Administration. Now he begged
leave to inform him that the pension agent in the
State of Maine was a thoroughgoing Hartford Con-
vention Federalist.
Mr. PETRIKIN here called for the previous
question; and the call being seconded by the House,
the main question was put, and carried without a
division.
Mr. PICKENS, from the.Committee en Foreign
Affairs, reported the following resolutions, which
were agreed to:
Resolved, That the President of the United States
be requested, if in his opinion it be not incompati-
ble with the public interests so to do, to communi-
cate to this House any information in his possession
respecting the condition of the citizens of the United
States doing business during the past year in China,
the state of the American trade in that country, and
the interests of the people and commerce of the
United States, as affected by the recent measures of
the Chinese Government for the suppression of the
contraband or forcible introduction of opium into
China. Also, whether the British Government has
given notice to that of the United States of a pur-
pose to blockade the ports of China, or of other
hostile intentions towards that Government, and
any other information possessed by the Executive
in relation to the above matters.
Resolved, That the Secre,arv of the Treasury be
directed to transmit to this House a statement of
the commerce and navigation between the United
State and China, from 1821 to 1839 inclusive,
e(hibLitir.g for each year the amount of specie, the
value and description of manufactured articles, the
value and description of other merchandise, and
the total amount exported; the quantity and value
of teas, the value of silk goods, the value of other
merchandise, and the total amount imported; the
number of ships, the amount of tonnage, and the
Lumber of seamen employed.
On motion of Mr. CURTIS, Senate bill, entitled
"An act to cancel the bond given to secure duties
upon vessels and their cargoes employed in the
whale fisheries, and to make registers lawful papers
for such vessels," was referred to the Committee
on Commerce.
The hour of one o'clock having arrived, the
House then resolved itself into Committee of the
Whole, (Mr. LINCOLN in the chair,) and took up
for consideration the bill making appropriation for
the payment of Revolutionary and other pensions
for the year 1840.
Mr. R. GARLAND then went on to reply to
some remarks made by Mr. SMITH of Maine, in
which that gentleman had contradicted the asser-
tion he made, that the pension sgen's were presi-
dents of banks, or friends and partisans of the pre-
sent Administration. In proof that h's assertions
were correct, he referred to the names of many
agents, among the rest, that of Mr. Van Ness,
president of the Bank of the Melropolis, and of
Dr. Brockenbrough, president:of the Bank of Vir-
ginia, and Philemon Diclkerson, one of the claim-
ants for a seat from the State of New Jersey.
Mr. RANDOLPH said the gentleman from Lou-
isiana was mistaken. The pension aer.t was a
different individual, and not the gentleman claim-
ing a seat from that State.
Mr. GARLAND, after referring to the names of
other agents, inquired of the chairman of the Com-
mittee of Ways and Means whether it was pro-
posed to place the whole amount in the bill into
the hands of the aeenis immediately.
Mr. J. W. JONES said he had supposed that
the explanations he had already made would have
satisfied all gentlemen. He was not very conver-
sant as to the usage of the Department in that re-
spect, nor did he know to what amount the agents
were entitled for disbursing these funds. He had
information to enable him to state positively at
what time this money was transmitted to the
agents; but he presumed when appropriations were
made by Congress, it was sent to them in time to
meet the obligations of the Government
It might be s x months or less. The amount
of balances on hand, according to the gentleman's
au 1li..virE,'. was not sufficient by several hunt
Hired. ilu-an t dollars, even if tIhe appropriations
under the different heads should be aggregated, to
pay the amount becoming due on the 4th of March.
These balances are from appropriations under the
several pension laws, to be specifically applied to
the different classes, and he did not see, by exist-
ing laws, how the appropriations under one head
could be applied to other objects. The estimates
had been furnished and laid before the House,
showing what was necessary to be done to meet
the obligations of the Government. Mr. J. then
went on to examine those estimates, and show that
the balances on hand were net sufficient for that
purpose.
Mr. BANKS rose 1o trouble ihe committee with
a very few remarks. He understood that when a
bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole
House, the object was to render it open for such
amendments as might be necessary. He did not
suppose, however, that any amendments would be
offered, but that the committee would at once rise,
and report the bill to the House. But before this
was done, he wished to reply to an allusion that
had been made by the gentleman from Louisiana,
[Mr. GARLAND,] to a distinguished citizen of his
State, who is the president of one of its banks.
The gentleman said that Dr. Brockenbrough was the
pgent for paying pensions in Virginia, and derived
certain advantages from the agency. Now the fact
was, Dr. B. as an individual, had no more to do
with it than the gentleman himself. The money was
deposited in the bank of which he is president, and
as president of the bank only has he any agency.
When the agent appointed for that purpose cerli-
fled a claim for a pension, Dr. Brockenbrough gave
the claimant a check for the amount due him,
which check boing paid at the counter of the bank,
ended all the agency of Dr. B. in the matter.
The debate was further continued by Messrs.
MARVIN, HOLLEMAN, REED, and PETRI-
KIN, when
Mr. GARLAND of Louisiana submitted the
following amendment:
"Be it further enacted, That no money appropri-
ated by this act shall be placed in the hands of
pension agents more than one month before the day
for the semi-annual payment of pensions."
Af er a further debate, in which Messrs. CRAIG,
BEATTY, and SERGEANT, took part,
Mr. UNDERWOOD, after some remarks, sub-
mitted the following amendment to the amend-
ment of Mr. GARLAND: to strike out and insert:
Each pension agent shall be allowed as compen-
sation for h's services per c'nt on the amount
of money disbursed by him: Provided, That ro
pension agent shall receive as compensation more
than 1,500 dollar:: per annum.
Be it further enacted, That it shall be unlawful
for any pension agent to use or apply to his own
purposes, or to lend to any person or persons, or to
suffer any person or persons to ure, any part of the
public moneys placed in his hands or subject to h's
control; and, if any pension agent shall violate the
foregoing provisions of this section, he shall, upon
conviction thereof before any court of competent
jurisdiction, undergo and suffer imprisonment for a
period of time not less than one nor more than five


years, at the discretion of the jury convicting the
offender.
Afier a further debate, in which Messrs. LEET,
THOMPSON of South Carolina, JONES of Virgi-
nia, BEATTY, RAMSEY, SERGEANT, BELL,
CURTIS, and WHITE, took part,
The committee, without having taken any ques-
tion, rose and reported progress; when,
On motion by Mr. REED,
The House adjourned.
-OUI.1ANA G RPAN N'i RFEA L ES"rATEA .Nr)
STOCK LOTrERY, Class No. 2. Capital
TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS; 10,000 Prizes, amount-
;ng fully to 5-2 tiit riftt_ -J. B. GORMAN, Agent
fot the Managers, has the pleasure to announce
that the first day's drawing will take plaee earl er
than was expected. The number wheel will be
completed on the 3d of February. The blank and
prize wheel will afterwrrds be completed with such
expedition, that without disappointment to the nu-
merous holders of tickets, the first day's drawing
can befixed positively for Tuesday, 18ih February,
1840.
Tickets for sale at $20, at German's Prize Offire,
Pennsylvania avenue, ".thtir]r..t cily.
All orders a'dres-ed as above, punctually at-
tended to, and official drawings forwarded as soon
as received.
Tickets in all authorized Lotteries for sale as
above, particularly in those under the management
of D, $. Gregory and Co. Feb 7-30t


THE GLOBE.

CITY OF WASHINGTON.

FRIDAY EVENING, FEB. 7, 1840.

THE ARTFUL DODGER.
DICKENS, who draws from nature, has given us,
in his lowest characters, the principles which lurk
in the same species in higher places, and which,
while they make a pickpocket in one grade,
constitute a man who will cheat a nation in ano-
ther. Ther'Editor of the National Intelligencer,
who is so dexterous in shortening pages and work-
ing with false type, to take fhom the public coffers
illicit gains, displays the Artful Dodger's instincts
even in his higher vocation of instructing
the country. Certainly no one but DICKENS'S
Jrtful Dodger could ever turn a corner, and get
out of sight of the hue-and-cry raised after him,
with more adroitness than the artful Editor, who
labors to shun for himself and his Southern advo-
cates the responsibility of aiding and abetting the
Northern faction-made up of bankers, joint stock
companies, political speculators, and their fanatical
dupes-in the attempt to despoil the South of its
rights under the Constitution-of its property-of
the earnings of its industry-of even the blessings of
its soil and climate.
The National In'elligencer stood accused by us
of being the instrument of all the classes and of the
great political party which have so long warred
against the principles and interests of the South;
and we asked, how could Southern men unite with
the inveterate enemies of the South, in support of
the organ which has always concentrated all their
power at the seat of Government to overthrow
its principles and interests? And how does the
National Intelligencer answer the charge? It turns
a corner, and says that the Globe opposed Nullifi-
cation! It did so; and so' did Georgia, Alabama,
North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Mis-
sissippi, and Louisiana. The South opposed
Nullification, and in this the Globe sup-
ported the South. But did not the Editor of
the Globe direct the whole power of his press
to break down the iniquitous tariff which provoked
the remedy proposed by South Carolina?-a wrong
which would have justified the most extreme reme-
dy, if there had been no other redress.
Before the Editor of the Globe left Kentuc-
ky, he helped to organize an opposition to Mr.
CLAY'S sordid scheme of electioneering, couched on
his American system, and by a preamble and reso-
lutions, in which the Tariff was denounced, writ-
ten and presented by himself to a public meeting
held at the seat of Government, contributed some-
thing to arouse the opposition of the Democracy of
the State to a measure,for which Mr.CLAv''s influence
had there commanded a sort of universal acquies-
cence. On establishing the Globe at Washington, its
Editor anticipated the Telegraph in a settled oppo-
sition to the Tariff. But he advocated reduction
and repeal, not Nullification. Upon this point, in
regard to this subject, he split from Mr. CALHOUN
and his friends. It led to a family quarrel among
State Rights men; and, like all family feuds, it was
the bitterest while it endured, and was accompa-
nied with the most intemperate expression of ex-
cited feelings. Happily, however, the heat passed
off in a war of epithets, of which we had our full
share, and something more. Nay, worse: the
stealthy Intelligencer, which was instrumental in
producing the cause of the feud between the two
sections of the Democratic party, came in like the
cunning fox, between the exhausted lion and his
lordly antagonist, and converted the subject of
strife to his own and his party's advantage.
The Nullifiers, we are glad to find, however, are
not unwilling to forgive one who concurred with
them heartily in condemnation of the odious cause
of the dissension, and the effort to throw it off; and
we, on our part, are too conscious of vehemence in
urging our own views, honestly entertained, to
harbor ill will towards any who may have been too
ultra in enforcing them. We can join the Nullifi-
fiers cordially in bringing up for public judgment
the cold-blooded and selfish authors of the criminal
measure which rubbed the South, and endanger.-d
the peace and prosperity of the whole Union; and
do not regret that they have chosen, am( ng the
first, to make an example of the Editor of the Na-
tional Intelligencer, who has been, from the begin-
ning, a prominent agent in every plot to make the
weaker section of the Union a prey to the stronger.
The party of the National Intelligencer, it will
be remembered, would not have been content with
merely driving South Carolina into nullification.
They looked to subjugation as a result. The procla-
mation was not, in its undistorted shape, strong
enough for their purposes, and, by construction, they
sought to make it amount in its doctrines to consoli-
dation. Against this interpretation, the Globe, under
the authority of the author of that State paper, pro-
tested; and if we may trust the good opinions of the
Editorof the Richmond Enquirer, it was the de-
liverance of the proclamatiou from the strained
forest which Mr. WxnsTvE and his organs endea-
vored to impart, that prevented the catastrophe
which the authors of the tariff were willing should
fall upon the country rather than that their favorite
system should sink silently under the stroke of
legislation.

PETTRICH'S FISHERMAN'S DAUGHTER.
The card of Mr. PETTRiCe invites to his studio
the lovers of the fine arts, to see his Fisherman's
Daughter, which he has just finished. It is a fine
piece of statuary-simple, chaste, and beautiful in
its conception, and executed with graceful skill.
The work was ordered by General KEIsM, of the
House of Representatives.
It is gratifying to see the ta te and murificence
of those among us, whose means will allow it, di-
rected to give the most durable form to the concep-
tions in which ihe genius of an artist can embody it-
self, and which, surviving from age to ge, outliving
governments and nations, will remain as exem-
plars of the civilization that gave them birth, to
awaken, after a night of barbarism, a renovated
feeliegin new races of men for the elegant tastes
which embellish our nature.


ARMED OCCUPATION OF FLORIDA.

Messrs. BLAIR and RivEs: Plea'e oblige a friend
to Florida by inserting in your wide spread paper
the following brief extract from Senator Beuton's
lastsptech on the Florda Oclcupation bill, and
which forcibly depicts the three gieat characteris-
tics of the bill, namely, CHEAPNESS, EFFI-
CIENCY, and HUMANITY. In th,9e ihr points of view I recommend this brief extract to
every friend of Florida.
"The plan is efficient, cheap, humane, and
framed on a principle to insure success, and to
cost nothing if it does not succeed. It is efficient,
because the ten thousand men will go. It i<
cheap, for the men are to be paid out of the land
wh ch they conquer, and will take but four mil-
lions oat of twenty-six millions which they will
conquer. It will insure its own success, for the
settlers are to get no land until the country is
pacified. It is to cost nothing, if it does not suc-
ceed, for unless the men go, they get no rations;
unless they remain until the country is pacified,
they get no land. It is thi most humane, for it
relies upon the plough and the axe to come in aid
of Ihe sword and the gun. It is a good plan, and
only asks for a fair trial, accomplishing every
thing if it succeeds, and costing nothing it it does
not."


CORRESPOND'CE.
The writer of the letters, (addressed to a gentle-
man in this city,) from which the following passa-
ges are extracted, was but a few weeks since an
ardent Clay Whig. The reader will perceive
what a decided tone he takes towards Gen. Harri-
son. He complains that he has no press to publish
his disquisitions. We tell him at once that this pa-
per is open to him, and we expect much from his
experienced mind and able pen.
EXTRACT.-"I was always opposed to Harrison.
My vote in the doubtful ticket in 1836 was ex-
pressly endorsed to. be for "Judge White, and no
other." My principles differ on every possible
ground, and light and tint and shade, from General
Harrison. I was present in the Senate of the Uni-
ted Slates when Mr. John Randolph and General
Harrison had that sparring about their poli-
tics in '99 and 1800, and in which Harrison admit-
ted, (in March 1826,) that he approved old John
Adams's administration, with the exception of the
sedition law, &c. Mr. Randolph charged home
upon him on the petition of the "free blacks;" in
which he recounted his (Harrison's) conversations
with Mr. Nicholas of Virginia, and Virginia poli-
tics, and her negroes, which Mr. Harrison said
was irue-that he was "joking!" I change no po-
litics, but I will not vote for Harrison nor for Ty-
ler. If I felt interest in this contest, I could give
you ammunition enough, and I would not supply
blank cartridges either. I have entertained such
abhorrence of the men in power, that I did not sup-
pose'it would be possible for me to regret their sub-
stitution by the devil, with his horns upon him, and
all his imps in the bargain. But I should regard
the election of Gen. Harrison as that heaviest of all
calamities that can now befall the country. I may
take up my pen to show and PROVE it, if I had any
means of communicating fully and fairly my
thoughts to the public."-Richmond Enquirer.
from the Pennsylvanian.
RESUMPTIOe MEETINo.-One of the largest and
most enthusiastic meetings of the Democratic citi-
zens of the city and county of Philadelphia, ever
convened at so short a notice, was held at the De-
mocratic Head Quarters, Holahan's, last evening.
At a very early hour the meeting was organized
by calling on the Hon. George M. Dallas to pre-
side. The meeting was addressed by the Hon. C.
J. Ingersoll, Mr. Miller, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Farrell,
Mr. Dallas, and by Col. Page.
Resolutions were adopted in favor, of an imme-
diate resumption of specie payments by the banks;
also approving of the conduct of the sixty-nine
members of the House of Representatives of Penn-
sylvania who voted for the resumption bill, and
particularly of the course of the eight Democratic
members from the county of Philadelphia, and th.
three Senators from the county; and the most de-
cided approval of the bold and fearless stand taken
by Mr. Charles Brown of the Senate, and by Mr.
Pennimnan of the House.
The house was filled to overflowing; great num-
beers were entirely unable to get in the crowded
rooms, and we are convinced, Irom the enthusiasm
and unanimity displayed last evening, that there
is no matter on which the Democratic party are
more united than an immediate and entire resump-
tion by the banks.
From the New York Evening Post.
A man in East Boston, in the month of January,
when the roads were blockaded with snow, and the
waters of the sound obstructed with ice, and the
regular communication with this city was inter-
rupted, wrote letters to one of our morning and one
our evening papers, in which he complained of the
irregularity of the mails. Both prints happening
to be of the Whig party, took occasion to assail
Mr. Kendall in very abusive terms for not paying
better attention to the transmission of newspapers.
We have no sort of objection to hear the Post
Office Department censored when there is any good
reason for it, any want of punctuality, or any cause
of irregularity or tardiness, which proper attention
can remedy. But to make the Postmaster General
responsible for snow storms, and for the caprices of
the thermometer, is a little two much. Take what
precautions we will, the roads will be sometimes
obstructed with snow, and the mails will be stopped
or delayed because they cannot be carried, or can
be carried but slowly. If the mercury in the ther-
mometer will descend below zero, and freeze the
water in the harbors and elsewhere, we should
like to know how Mr. Kendall is to help himself?
No doubt he would prevent it if he could; no doubt,
if it depended on him, he would so order the
weather that we should always have clear roads
and unobstructed waters for the free course of his
mails; but it happens that these mir ie l.e'on.l
the control of his department. I litil Ketr.,ili
gives no cause of complaint beyond that which has
occasioned the senseless reviling to which we have
alluded, he will not suffer in the good opinion of
the people of the United Sates.

A letter from Montevideo, under date of 19th
November, says:
The small-pox, or varioloid, which has been
raging on board the United States ship Indepen-
dence for the last month or six weeks, has nearly
subsied. The few cases that now exist, are of a
very mild character. She has only lost one man
with the disease, although at least one hundred of
the crew have been attacked, several cffic-rs in-
cluded, but none have been disfigured by its
effects.

WINCHESTER RAILROAD.-The Virginian, of
Wednesday, says-
We regret to learn that a portion of the trussel
work, on the line of the railroad between this place
and Harper's Ferry, near the latter place, gave way
on Saturday last, as the train of ca's was passing
over it, and, although no injury was sustained by
the passengers or workmen, yet several days will
te required to make the necessary repairs, and get
the engine and cars raised from the water, into
which they were precipitated. The cars, ani con-
sequently the mails, did not reach here on Monday
evening, on account of the snow again drifting on
the road, in some places, to the depth of several
feet.

iri' DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION.---A
stated meeting of the association will be held on
Monday evening, February the 10th, at 8 o'clock,
at the usual place.
LUND WASHINGTON, jr.
First Vice President.
WM. H. DIETZ, Secretary. Feb. 7

DEBATES in the several State Conventions
on the adoption of the Federal Constitution,
as recommended by the General Convention at
Philadelphia in 1787; together with the journal of
the Federal Convention, Luther Martn's Letters,
Yates's Minutes, Congressional Opinions, Virginia
and Kentucky Resolutions of '98-99, and other
illustrations of the Constitution; second edition,
with considerable additions, collected and revDsed
from contemporary publications, by Jonathan
Eiliott, published under the sanction of Congress,
s for sale at the Book and Stationery store of
W. M. MORRISON,
Feb 7 4 doors west of Brown's Hotel.

G ROCERIES, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,
&c.-On Saturday morning nex', the 8h
inst. at 12 o'clock, m. I shall sell, in front of my
auction store:


10 barrels Whiskey, a good article
3 pipes Cognac and Champagne Brandy
5 sixteen gallon casks Madeira Wine
4 half boxes and 15 thirteen pound boxes Gun-
powder Tea
50 boxes Smoked Herring
3 barrels Sugar, boxes Cigars, Soap, &c.
10 barrels Family Herring, and Pickled Cod Fish;
with a variety of good Household Furniture, such
as Mahogany Sideboards, Chairs, Bureaus, Ward-
robes, Bedsteads, Beds, Comfortables, &c. with
several Cooking Stoves, Grates, &c.; the whole to
be sold, without restriction, for cash.
The French Fancy Goods, advertised for public
-ale at Messrs. Boteler and Donn's rooms, will be
for private sate to morrow (Friday) and Saturday,
after 10 o'clock, a. m. Great bargains may be
thad, and ladies and gentlemen are respectfully re-
quested to call and examine the articles.
EDW. DYER,
F:b 6-2t Auctioneer.

WIGS, TOUPETS, IBRAIDS,
FRONTS AND CURLS.
-W 0 THE ARM.RERSOF ORNAMENTAL
[1 AND NATURAL HEADS OF HAIR.-
The subscriber deems it only nece-sary to say to
hose who have as yet deferred giving him a call,
hat he must positively leave on or about the 11th
inst. for the South and Southwestern cities; and
will, in the meantime, be pleased to receive the
scals of all standing in need of his professional ser-
vices. Apply at his residence, at Mrs. Jane Tay-
lor's, sixth house east of Gadsby's Hotel, Pennsyl-
vana avenue. THOMAS QUIRK,
Feb 4-;t Of No, 490, Broadway, N. Y.


From (the Lstangtn (ra.) Star.
FLORIDA.
The condition of this Territory inow becoming
a subject of great political interest,and will lead to
a struggle, in which the South expects all her sons
to doltheir duty, and in which it is already seen that
the Northern Democracy will give her a steady
support. The discussion, and the newspaper ar-
ticles which the bill for the "ARMED OCCUPA-
TION" of that Terrritory has called forth, show,
that there is an organized political opposition to
the settlement, and its erection into State Govern-
ments. The Abolitionists and Whigs are united
in this opposition; and for proof of this, we refer
among-other things, to the speeches of Col. Ben-
ton, and others, in the Senate-their votes-and the
language of their newspapers. We say that a great
struggle is preparing, for which the Whigs and
Abolitionists are already organized, on the sub-
ject of Florida, while the South is compara-
tively asleep. The two Floridas contain about
70,000 square miles, of which about 45,000 are
now overrun by the Indians. These 70,000 square
miles, are divided into two portions-geographi-
cally and politically requiring different Govern.
ments. One part is a peninsula running five de-
grees down to tihe south, the other is a strip of ter-
ritory on the Gulf coast, running far west. To
unite two such portions is to unite extremes, which
are six hundred miles apart, and to subject the
weaker to the dominion and oppression of the
stronger.
From the time that new States began to be ad-
mitted in addition to the "old Thirteen," from that
time it has been the fixed policy of the UNION to
admit a slave and a free State at the same time.
Thus Kentucky and Vermont came in together;
Ohio and Tennessee followed; Alabama and Illi-
nois, Louisiana and Indiana, Missouri and Maine,
Arkansas and Michigan. Thus the Union kept its
parts even, and to do so, twice have the New Eng-
land States divided their small States and made them
less. Vermont and Maine were both divided from
other States to make new ones, to balance, in the
Senate at least, the new large slaveholding States.
Now for the application of these historical facts:
Florida divided will make two States, each larger
than six of the Northeastern States; each of them
larger than Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ver-
mont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware.
Each of the two States into which the Floridas
would be divided, would be large and respectable
States, and every earthly consideration requires
them to be divided. Behold the Northwest! Two
non-slaveholding States almost ready for admis-
sion into the Union! Iowa and Wisconsin are al-
ready knocking at the gates of the Union for ad-
mission; and shall not the two Florida States be
ready to enter wi.h them? That question must
now be tried. The timid cannot avoid it-the com-
promisers cannot get rid of it. The struggle is
now going on, on one side-the other side sleeps.
The enemy are upon us-we must wake up and
face the contest, which no art, no timidity, no
over cautions, no pusillanimous councils, on our
part, can keep off. The Abolitionists and Whigs
are united, and work together incessantly to keep
Florida, unsettled, and to prevent one, much le's
two States, from beihg organized there. Hence
the opposition to settling the country with armed
settlers, and giving them land for maintaining pos-
session of it.
Of all the measures of the South, the SETTLE-
MENT and DIVISION of Florida into two States
is the most important; settlement is the first stop
in the great measure, and this the Senator's bill
provides for. The Opposition oppose it to a man-
let the South improve upon this example. The
battle is now actually going on, while the South is
not waked up to the contest. How long will she
sleep? How long permit Florida to remain depo-
pulated-the inhabitants of five counties to be
exiled from their homes? How long permit 45,000
square miles to remain unsettled, while Iowa and
Wisconsin are daily receiving masses of emigration
-encouraged by the pre-emption laws? To settle
Florida is the first object of the South-to settle it,
arid to divide it, is necessary to the equilibrium
and safety of the Union. Abolition ii in arms-it
is now strong in its alliance with Whigery-and
to prevent the settlement and division of Florida,
is now its ruling and supreme object. Never did
the equilibrium, and safety of this Union demand a
measure so strongly as it now demands the settle-
ment and division of this Territory; and blind is
any'Southern man that does not see it-and dead
to imminent danger, if he do not rouse up to
action.
For his exertions on this subject the South owes
to Colonel Benton a debt of gratitude, which we
feel sure she Will richly repay at a future time.

$d"Wm. C. Rives, esq. has been elected this
day Senator in Congress from Virginia for six
years.-JV. Y. Star of Jan. 29.
Not so, Citizen Noah Neither on Wednesday
nor on Thursday, nor to this day, has h- been
elected-and it will take a wiser prophet or a pro-
phet's son to tell when he will be, than the cele-
brated "Judge of Israel" himself.
f RichmondoEnquirer.

MARIIE3D,
On Thursday evening last, by the Rev. HENRv
SLICER, Mr. BELFORD MAGRUDER of Vir-
ginia, to Miss HARRIET COUSINS of Washing-
ton city.

"- MISSIONARY MEETING at the
Foundry Church, corner of G and 14th streets. The
Eleventh Anniversary of the Foundry Missionary
Society will be held on Monday evening next,
10th inst. at 7 o'clock. The meeting will be ad-
dressed by the Rev. Mr. Smith of the Presbyterian
Church, and others. A collection will be taken up
in aid of the Missions of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. The public are respectfully invited to
attend.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, Feb. 7, 1840.
I NFORMATION has been received that, in con-
formity to an adjustment which has been ef-
fected with the British Government of the amount
to be paid to the owners of the slaves in the cases
of the Comet and Encomium, payment has been
made to the bankers of the United States at
London.
To enable those concerned to bring forward their
claims, the basis upon which the adjustment was
made is here stated.
1. The whole number of slaves shippedon board
the Comet, in the District of Columbia, was 164,
and a child was born on the passage, making in all
165. From this number 19 were deducted for
whom no compensation was allowed, v'z: 11 that
escaped from the vessel as fugitives, while in cus-
tody of their owners, and before seizure by the co-
lonial authorities; 5 that returned to servitude in
the United States, and did not remain at Nassau,
and 3 that died, (including the infant boin on the
passage,) leaving 146 of the Comet's cargo to be
paid for. Insurance having been made on that
number, valued at $70,000, that amount was taken
as the value of the 146 slaves for whom compensa-
tion was to be made of the Comet's cargo.
2. The number of slaves on boaid the Enco-
mium was 45. For 33 of these onily ci mpensalion
was made, on the ground that 12 had returned with
their owners to the Unitod States. Of ihe whole
number 13 only had been injured, at the value of
*6,200. Assuming the same rate of valuation for
the residue, the amount allowed for the cargo of the
Encomium was *15,739. To these snms interest at 4


per centum, from the time of seizure until the pro-
bable time of payment, estimated at 27,360, was
added, and for expenses at Nassau $1,900.
Those interested in the cargoes of the above
named vessels, will transmit to the Department of
State the evidence necessary to establish their right
to indemnity, and to enable the Department to
make an apportionment of the money to be paid;
which will be taken into consideration as soon as
the claimants for each vessel, respectively, have
field their applications at the Department. The
parties interested are earnestly requested to attend
to this notice without delay. Feb ll-eol0t

PICTURE OF WASHINGTON, giving a
description of all the public buildings,
grounds, etc. with all the chief officers of the Gene-
ral and City Government, members of Congress,
standing committees of each House of Congress,
President, Foreign Ministers, etc.; to which is added,
a correct map of the city, plant of the floors of each
house of Congress, together with a directory, etc.
by George Watterston. Just published, and for
sale by W. M. MORRISON, four doors west of
Brown's Hotel. Feb 7

fr HIS DAY RECEIVED at Roche's Fash-
ionable Cash Hat Store, east of Gadsby's
Hotel, anew and elegant assortment of Cloth Caps
for Gentlemen's dress and travelling. Also, a large
stock of Moleskin, Russia, Beaver, and Silk Hats,
ot the New York and Philadelphia fashions; which
will be sold low, to suit the times.
Feb 7-3tif


A AARIDt-I. PETTRICH, Sculptor, having
completed a statue of a Fisher Girl, in mar-
ble, respectfully invites the members of Congress
and the public generally, to call at his studio, near
the Treasury buildings, and examine, previous to its
removal, a work which has been entirely executed
in this city. The studio will be opened to visi-
tors on Monday, the 10th inst. and will-so continue,
Tuesday and Wednesday. Feb 7

SOUP ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE BENE-
FIT OF THE SUFFERING POOR OF
WASHINGTON.-Those persons who wish to be
supplied with soup, will call at the Soup Establish-
ment, (Mrs. NARDIN'S, on Louisiana avenue,
nearly opposite the Bank of Washington,) between
the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock every day.
Colored persons, who wish to be supplied with
soup, will attend between 2 and 3 o'clock.
An officer will attend the Soup Establishment
every day, during the hours of distribution, to pre-
serve order.
Should the necessities of the poor and the in-
clemency of the weather require it, the Soup Esta-
blishment will be extended and continued under
the direction of a committee, to be appointed by
the contributors to the support of the charity.
The individuals who have already associated them.
selves for the establishment of the Soup House,
have thought it advisable, on the suggestion of the
Mayor, without further delay, to try the experi-
ment on a small scale, trusting to the liberalty of
their citizens for such pecuniary and other aid as
will enable them to extend the charity, should it
become expedient and necessary.
Soup will be delivered to-day at the hours above
mentioned.
Subscriptions will be thankfully receive.l for Ihe
support of the Soup Establishment at the Mayor',
Office, at the different Banks of this city, at the
National Intelligencer and Globe offices, and at the
Franklin Fire Insurance Office; and, also, by Mr.
A. Coyle, S. A. Tdd, Messrs. G. and T. Parker.
Messrs. T. Havenner anid Son, Messrs. S. Bacon
and Co. Mr. R. Patterson, William Thiomp-nn,
William J. Stone, Wallace Kiekwood, McClin-
tock Young, Robert Lawrence, and Capt. Wm
Easby.
It is confidently believed that the citizens of
Washington will come forward promptly in aid of
this Soup Establishment, by their contributions in
money, &c. The butchers, bakers, grocers, &c.
arerespectfully requested to lend their assistance,
in donations of meat, bread, and vegetables, which
may be sent to Mrs. NADIMN'S, the Soup Establish-
ment. Feb 7
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
N pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BU-
REN, President of the United States of Ame-
rica, do hereby declare and make known that pub-
lic sales will be held at the undermnentioned land
offices, ia the Statca f Michigan, at the periods
herr irin.fier d..ierait-d, to wit:
A' iht I nial urfie- at lonia, commencing on Mon-
day, the eleventh day of May next, for the disposal
of the public lands within the limis of the under-
mentioned townships, viz:
,North of the base line and wesl f the principal
meridian,
Townships fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of
range three.
Townships thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen,
and seventeen, of range four.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range five.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range six.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range seven.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range eight.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range nine.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range ten.
At the same place, in continuation, commencing
on Monday, the twenty-fifth day of May next, for
the disposal of the public lanis within the limits of
the undermentioned townships and fractional
townships, viz:
North of the base line, and west of the principal
meridian.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourtwn,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, except section
eighteen, in township thirteen, of range eleven.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fif-
teen, sixteen, and seventeen, except section thirty-
five, in township thirteen, of range twelve.
Townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, foairteen, fif-
teen, sixteen, and seventeen, of range thirteen.
Townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,
sixteen, and seventeen, of range fourteen.
Townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, six-
teen, and seventeen, of range fifteen.
Townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, six-
teen, and seventeen, of range sixteen.
Townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,
sixteen, and seventeen, of range seventeen.
Fractional townships twelve, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen, bordering on Lake
Mlichigan, of range eighteen.
Fi acional townships fourteen and fifteen, border-
ing on LakeX ehigan, of range nineteen.
At the same place, commencing on Monday, the
fifteenth day of June next, for the disposal of ihe
public lands within the limits of the undermen-
tioned townships and fractional townships, viz:
North of the base line, and west of the principal
merdian. I
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range three.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range four.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range five.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range six.
Townships eighteen, nineteen,' and twenty, of
range seven.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range eight.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range nine.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range ten.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range eleven.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range twelve.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range thirteen.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range fourteen.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, cf
range fifteen.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range sixteen.
Townships eighteen and nineteen, and fractional
township twenty, bon deeing on Lake .Michigan, of
range seventeen.
Fractional townships eighteen, n'neteen, and
twenty, bordering on Lake Michigan, of range eigh-
teen.
At the land office at Genesee, commencing on
Monday, the eleventh day of May next, for the dis-
posal of the public lands within the limits of the
undermentioned townships, to wit:
.Nerlh of the base line, and west of the principal meri-
dian.
Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of
range one.
Townships seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, and
twenty, of range two.
At the land office at Detroit, commencing on
Monday, the eleventh day of May next, for the dis-


posal of the public lands wLhin the limits of the
west half of township six, north of range thirteen,
east of the principal meridian.
Lands appropriated, by law, for the use of
schools, military, orother purposes, will be excluded
from sales.
The sales will each be kept open for two weeks,
(unless the lands are sooner disposed of,) and no
longer, aid no private entries of land, in the town-
ships sD offered, will be admitted until after the ex-
piration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washing-
ton, this sixth day of February, anno Domini,
1840.
M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
JAs. WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.

NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS.
Every person claiming the right of pre-emption
to any of the lands designated in the above pro-
clamation, is requested to prove the same to the sa-
tisfaction of the Register and Receiver of the pro-
per land office, and make payment therefore, as soon
as practicable after seeing this notice, in order that the
claim may be adjudicated by those officers agreea-
bly to law, in due time, prior to the day appointed
for the commencement of the public sate, and all
claims not duly made known, and paid for, prior to
the date aforesaid, are declared by law to be forfeited.
JAS. WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the Goneral Land Office.
Feb 7-lawtllMay


NATIONAL THEATRE-WASHlNGTON.
MR. BURTON'S BENEFIT,
And last appearance this season.
"Laugh to live," was my father's motto-
"Live to laugh," is mine.
SATURDAY, February, 8th, 1840.
The first and only night of
OLIVER TWIST.
Bumble the Beadle Mr. BURTON,
With the comic song of the "Ilumors of a
.Country Fair."

First and only night of
BUT HOWEVER.
Caleb Chizzler Mr. BURTON.
With the comic song of the "Nice Young Man."
Burton will sing in character the
TEE-TOTAL SOCIETY.
To conclude with, by particular desire, the
SPITFIRE.
Tobias Shortcut Mr. BURTON,
Boatswain Bobstay Mr. WVALTON,
With the song of "The Sea-thle Sea."
The Charleston Patriot states that several mer-
chants of that city have receivedlbills of lading from
New York, with forged signatures, accompanying
invoices of merchandise, under a fictitious name,
and letters requesting advances; and that in some
instances the swindlers have succeeded.
Y ORDER OF THE ORPHAN'S COURT.--
This is to give notice that the subscriber, of
Charles county, Maryland, hath obtained from the
Orphan's Court of Charles country, in Maryland,
letters testamentary on the personal estate of Mr.
George Robertson, late of Charles county, de-
ceased. All persons having claims against said
deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the same,
with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, at or
before the first day of August next. They may
otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of
said estate. W. B. STONE,
Executor of George Robertson, dec'd.
Feb 7, 1840-law6w

THIS is to give notice that the subscribers of
Charlescounty, Maryland,have obtained from
the Orphan's Court of Charles county, in the S'ate
of Maryland, letters testamentary en the personal
estate of Major Alexander Greer, late of Charles
county, deceased. All persons having claims
against deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the
same, with the vouchers thereof, at or before the
first day of August next; they may otherwise by.
law be excluded from all benefit of said estate.
By order of the Orphan's Court.
W. H. MITCHELL,
W. B. STONE,
Executors of A. Greer, deceased.
Feb 7-law6w
VIRGINIA STATE LOTTERY,
To be drawn at Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, the
8th February, 1840, containing the following
SPLENDID PRIZES:
I prize of $30,0001 100 prizes of $1,000
1 do 10,000 50 do 300
1 do 5,000 50 do 200
1 do 2,820 &c. &c.
Tickets only $10-halves $5-quarters $2 50.

ALEXANDRIA LOTTERY,
Class No. 6, for 1840.
Will be drawn at Alexandria, Va. on Monday,
February 10, 1840.
SPLENDID SCHEME.
I1 prize of $12,000 1 prize of $1,153ir
1 do 10,000 10 do 1,000
1 do 4,000 10 do 500
1 do 2,500 10 do 250
1 do 1,400 10 do 200
&c. &c. &c.
Tickets $5-halves $2 50-quarters $1 25.
Tickets and shares for sale by
D. S. GREGORY & Co. Managers,
Penn. avenue, next to Gadsby's Hotel,
Feb 7 Washington.
UST RECEIVED, with a large lot of other
wines, 20 Casks Madeira, of 14 gallons each,
warranted pure, and will be sold by the cask, at
the importation cost of $2 per gallon. Constantly
on hand, extra fine Chewing Tobacco and Havana
Cigars. EDW. SIMMS,
Feb 7-3t No. 3, Penn. Avenue.
1EHIE INDIAN VEGETAEL. PILJLS.-,
T Tha. extraordinary medici s a Purgative
Medicine so justly balanced, and withal so natural
to the human constitution, that the/ cannot possibly ,'
injure even the most delicate; at the same time,if used
in such a manner as to produce free evacuations by
the bowels, it is absolutely impossible for pain cr
distress, of any kind, to continue long in the body.
The reason is plain: they cleanse the system of
'ho.-e humors which are opposed to health, and
therefore invalids may use them with a certainty of
always obtaining relief, and persevere in the use of
them, with an equal certainty of being cured.
In all disordered motions of the blood, called In-
termittent, Remittent, Nervous, Inflammatory, and
Putrid
FEVERS,
The Indian Vegetable Pills will be found a certain
remedy; because they cleanse the Stomach and
Bowels of all bilious matter, and purify the blood;
consequently, as they remove the cause of every
kind of disease, they are absolutely certain to cure
every kind of Fever.
So also when morbid humors are deposited upon
the membrane and muscle, causing those pains, in-
flammations, and swellings, called
RHEUMATISM, GOUT, &c.
The Indian Vegetable Pills may be relied on as
always certain to give relief, and if persevered with
will most assuredly, and without fail, make a per-
fect cure of the above painful maladies. From
three to six of said Indian Vegetable Bills, taken
every night on going to bed, will, in a shorttime,
completely rid the body of all morbid and corrupt
humors: and rheumatism, gout, and pain of every
description, will disappear as if by magic.
For the same reason, when, from sudden changes
of atmosphere, or any other cause, the perspiration
is checked, and those humors which should pass
off by the skin, are thrown inwardly, causing head-
ache, nausea and sickness, pains in the bones, wa-
tery and inflamed eyes, sore throat, hoarseness,
coughs, consumption, rheumatic pains in various
parts o( the body, and many other symptoms of
CATCHING COLD,
The Indian Vegetable Pills will invariably give im-
mediate relief. Three or four pills, taken at night
on going to bed, and repeated a few times, will re-
move all the above unpleasant symptoms and re-
store the body to even sounder health than it was
before. The same may be said of DIFFICULTY o0,
BERATHIINO, or ASTHMA. The Indian Vegetable
Pills will loosen and carry off, by the stomach and
bowels, those tough phlegmy humors which stop up
the air cells of the lungs, and are the cause of the
above dreadful complaint.
It should also be remembered the Indian Vege-
table Pills are certain to remove pain in the side,
oppression, nausea and sickness, loss of appetite,
costiveness, a yellow tinge of the skin and eyes,
and every other symptom of
LIVER COMPLAINT;
Because they purge from the body those corrupt
and stagnant humors which, when deposited upon
the Liver, are the cause of the above dangerous
complaint. They arejalso a certain preventive of
APOPLEXY AND SUDDEN DEATH;
Because they carry off those humors which, ob-
structing the circulation, are the cause of a rush


or determination of blood to the head-giddiness,
especially on turning suddenly round-blindness-
drowsiness-loss of memory-inflammation of the
brain-insanity, and every other disorder of the
mind.
ONE WORR TO THE SEDENTARY!
Those who labor within doors should remember
that they frequently breath an atmosphere which
is wholly unfit for the proper expansion of the
lungs, and at the same time, owing to want of ex-
ercise, the bowels are not sufficiently evacuated-
the blood becomes impure, and headache, indiges-
tion, palpitation of the heart, and many other dis-
agreeable symptoms, are sure to follow.
THE INDIAN VEGETABLE PILLS
Being a cleanser of the Stomach and Bowels, and
a DIRECT PURIFIERa of the Blood, are certain not
only to remove pain or distress of every kind from
the body,-but, if used occasionally, so as to keep
the body free from those humors which are tha
CAUSE of EVERY MALADY UNDER HEAVEN, they
will most assuredly promote such a just and equal
circulation of the Blood, that those who lead a se-
dentary life will be enabled to enjoy
SOUND HEALTH,
And the fluids of the body will be restored to such
a state of purity, that DISEASE OF ANY KIND
WILL BE ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE.
.Agents.-RonzET FARNHAM, WASHINGTON CITYv
Win. G. Cook, 3 North Gay street, Baltimore.
OFFICE AND GENERAL DEPOT, 16S
Race street, P'HILADELPHIA. .ell 7- l








VIVO COTTON PL&AMTKRS.-Thes adecriber
"- I jespectfully calls the atiren io of the cotton
planters to a repeating cotton clean, r or thrasher,
r separating the leaves, sand, trash and dirty par
t Miles iom seed L :J.iI, before it passes to the gin,
newly invented by Jacob Idler, of Philadelphia, fuor
which he has received a patent.
It is well known that the price of cotton is in
ywportion to its cleanliness and quality; if the early
oa first picking has many broken, dead leaves and
sm=ll trashy particles in it, it is worth, according to
lhb greater or less quantity it contains, from 1 to
4 cents less than that which is clean and free of it.
It is also well known to the skilful planter, that
saws will carry the principal- part of the dead
leaves, dirt and small trashy particles through with
the cotton, and according to the greater or less
quantity in it fixes the price ofthe cotton. The first
piekinrg clear of leaves and trashy particles is term-
ed tlerst quality; that pat tly leaves and trash, second
qu"i'ty; and that which contains still more leaves
a iI rash, third and fourth. To pick the leaves
tnd trash out of it by hand is an endless task, and
answers only a small purpose, and no planter can
spare that time. After cotton is hand picked it is
thrown on the floor i. the gin-house and all the
trashy particles will adhere to it. This difficulty
and losses in quality are now overcome by this. cot-
ton cleaner.
The repeating cotton cleaner is a strong, com-
pact, iron framed machine, as long as the gin
itinod. It is set on the floor in the cotton loftabove
tae em, so placed as to throw the leaned cotton
own into the hopper of the gin. It runs very
mght, wmih a black band of 4 or 5 inches, drove by
the same drum which drives ihe gin, and the same
peed; but it preferred, by a separate drum.
This machine makes the cotton so loose and live.
ly that ihe gin runs much lighter, and gins about
one-third faster than it will with cotton in its raw
unprepared state, as it comes from the field; and
owning to the looseness of the cotton after it has
been cleaned of the trash, it was fully ascertained
tiat it required rather less power to drive the clean-
er and the gin than it did to gin the cotton inits raw
uncleaned state; the cotton being so loose and lively
the roll seldom breaks, and gives less trouble to
feed the gin.
The beneficial effect on cotton by this repeating
cleaner has been amply tested on the plantations of
P. M. Lapice, esq. in Concordia, opposite Natchez,
one of the ablest and most skilful planters. He
gave it the first trial, arid had reserved above 7000
pounds of partially trashy seed cotton, and to prove
the effect of this machine he weighed off two equal
parcels; one he ginned on one of his seventy-saw
gins, in its raw state by itself, and the other was
passed through the cleaning machine and ginned
on the same gin; and to prove its effect still further,
he had some of the late cotton remaining in the
fie d in February last, and that which was thrown
about on the ground by the wind and rains, gath-
ered in the dirty state it was. He had also some
of that ginned in the raw state and kept separate,
and the rest was pas-ed through the cleaner. The
difference between the two was great, and proved
that the cotton which was passed through the clean-
er was so well cleaned of the dead leaves, dirt and
small trashy particles, and made it a clet., 'r
cotton compared to that which was ginned in the
usual raw state.
In consequence 'of these trials he ordered two
more to be made for his use, and orders from others.
On the strength of these trials, J. E. Davis, esq.
near Warrenton, Mi. a very eminent planter, got
Stwo of said machines, as he had a part of his
clean and early picked seed cotton unginned,
about 100,000 pounds, aiid to convince him-
self of the difference it would make in the early and
clean picked cotton he had some ginned separate
in the state it was, and the same quantity
passed through the cleaning machine and ginned
on the same gin; the difference of the cleanness of
that which had been passed through the clearing
machine, was much greater than was expected in the
early clean picked cotton. The inventor was pre-
sent to see 24 bales ginned; by showing the sam-
ples to some of the best judges at New Orleans,
they made a difference of two cents in favor of
that which had passed through said cleaner; and
with the late picking or inferior trashy cotton, and
that which has been beaten on the ground by
rains and storms, the difference will be proportion-
ably greater, and all that class can now be made a
fair merehaniat-le article with this machine. An-
other advantage to planters is in picking the cotton,
particularly the latter part of the crop; they need
not to be so particular of picking it clean of the
*rashy particles, as this machine will clean it out;
They can therefore pick much faster, and get it out
of the field three or four weeks sooner.
There has been various kinds of thrashing ma-
chines, but all twist the cotton and clean but little
per day, and that only partially; but this repeating
cleaner cannot twist or hurt the cotton the least,
as it gives only a tossing up and forward and back-
ward motion.
This machine will also answer a good purpose for
those who re-press cotton, as all the outside of the
bales which get muddy and wet;, when taken off
and dried, this machine will clean it and put it in
a loose state, and make it a useful article.
They are made of different sizes, some right and
some left hand, to suit a right or left hand gin; they
are very strong, and not liable to get out of order
when managed by the most awkward negro; they are
simply set plumb and straight on the floor in the
cotton loft over the gin, or on two short pieces of
4 or 6 inch scantling laid on the loor,soplaced as to
receive the band, and that the cotton can drop or
slide down to the gin. To feed the clean-r is light
work for a weak steady hand; the operations is
simple; he fills along trough ormeasure moderate-
ly full with seed cotton, and throws it into the hop-
per of the cleaner, and after thecottonhas revolved
for about two seconds, according to the trashiness of
the cotton, he then draws a string by a ring to
catch into a hook, which opens the front door,
and lhe cleaned cotton passes out said door, and
the d'-ad leaves, dirt, and trashy particles has pass-
ed through open grates and selves down under the
cleaner; boxes may be put there to receive it, and
during the time the cleaned cotton passes out, he
fills his trough again, and as soon asit has passed
out, he unhooks the ring which shuts again the
front door; at the same time he throws in the next
trough full, but not before the previous one has
passed out, because if two troughs full are in at
one time, the cotton 'has in that case not room
enough to be cleaned well of leaves, trash, &c. and
so le continues regularly, by putting in a'trough full
at a time. The cleaners are cased in so close that
the person who feeds them has less dust than by gin-
ning raw cotton; the dust is drove down into the
magazine, under the cleaner into boxes; by ap-
plying a flue all will pass down through it.
The cotton ought to be well dried; the drier it is
the better it will clean off the leaves and trashy par-
ticles from it; it takes out all the dead leaves, ex-
'cept some small flakes, where the cotton has
wrapped itself completely around it, or enveloped
it. These few pass out with the cotton; their num-
ber being so small, and having been crumbled by the
motion, the most of them pass off with the seeds in
ginning.
When the seed cotton is put into the feeding
trough, nails, or any hard substance to injure the
gin saws is discovered. And after the cotton has
passed through said cleaner, itis loose and lively, in
separate small locks; in this state, the saws can
take off the cotton faster and better thIan when it is
in its raw state in lumps, and matted together by
laying in a mass in the ginhouse. By the many
trials, by good judges, it proves to be the best way
to improve the cotton, to get it cleaner, and to gin
fast; and it is the opinion cotton carefully passed
through this machine, by ginning on a good gin 70
to 100 bales, the difference in the quality will pay
for said cleaner.


It is also well worth the attention of the Sea
Island cotton planters to pass the cotton through
this cleaner; it will save them 5-6 part of hand
picklnz. and the rollers will clean it much faster
and better, as the operation of the machine cannot
hurt or injure the staple the least. It simply sepa-
rates each quarter section of a pod in smaller parts
of one or two seeds, together with its cotton on it;
and, being a passing motion, it lays the staple in
a straight direction; and when it passes through
the rollers, there being n i cotton wrapped round
the heel of the seed, t therefore can break no part
of staple, as it does by ginning it in the old way,
as it comes from the field, where the whole quarter
section of a pod comes before the rollers in clusters,
the seed being forced back through all the cotton
wrapped round them, breaks the staple, as the
seeds have to force their way through it, which is
not the case when the sections or clusters of cotton
are divided. The inventor has been for many
years employed by the manufacturers in Europe to
: select and purchase Sea Island cotton for them,
The machines of twb cylinders are sufficient for
Sea Island cotton, and can be driven by a boy
where there is no horse power.
These machines are made with 2 and some with
SE cylinders-; both kinds answer the purpose; as the
diameter of those with 2 are larger than those with
c Cylinders, the latter is preferable for very trashy
cotton, but cot proportionably more,
Order for t aboin BU qbiBM tRw9d to by
1, >, -*M WI. 5


William Idler, Philadelphia, Willow street, first
door bel.w 6thtreei.
Aug 3-sw6m WILLIAM IDLER.
"( C. 1TON i N.-Meiat CylinderConionGns,
With the latest improvements, manufactured
by Win. Idler, cof Philadelphia, in Willow street, first
door beow Sixth street. It is well known that the
cylinder oa which the saws are fastened and fixture
of gin ribs are the most essential parts of a gin.
The saws have heretofore been fastened in wood,
in different ways, but the shrinking and giving of
the wood in dry weather, and expanding in damp,
cause the saws to deviate more or less. Fot, this
reason many do not pass in the centre of the space
between the gin ribs, and pass too near on one or
the other side of the gin ribs, which naps the cot-
ton in passing, and forces it into the teeth of the
saws, and causes the many little knots, which soon
ruins the gin and hurts the cotton. Thisdifficul'y,
which injures the cotton and the gin, is now over-
come by the metal cylinder. The whole fixture of
the saw cylinder is metal, with strong shafts, best
polished cast steel saws of entire circles, fastened
by a newly constructed metal segment, with bear-
ings of a particular construction, and a shaft which
causes the saws to keep always araight, and pre-
vents them from buckling by mtwains, invented by
Jacob Idler, for which he rtseved a patent. The
saws cannot vary the least, ,,ai must pass directly
in the centre of the spce between the gin ribs;
every saw must do its don, and cannot nap of
hurt the cotton; and, xvwrefore gin faster and
make good cotton, ai4 last for a long time, as
every part is strong ati 4f the best materials, with
movable boxes to ,." it to any ono's taste. As
soon as the gin lins begin to be worn, the cylinder
can easily be raised one-fourth of an inch, and set
as before, in order to change the passage for the
cotton between the ribs a little above or below the
former worn place, and the ribs will last three
times longer than the old way. The brush shaft is
made to traverse a little, and does not strike the
saws always at one fixed point, and lasts much
longer. When the brushes are much worn they
can be clipped with a straight edge, and the brushes
moved forwards; and, as they have moveable boxes,
will then answer the same as new ones. The
boxes have oil caps, which prevent the danger of
fire by friction.
Also, Hand Gins, from eighteen to twenty saws,
to suit the South American market.
Also, improved Iron Portable Horse Power to
drive gins, so constructed that it can be placed in
or outside the gin house, as the weather has no
effect on it; it takes a lever from nine to fourteen
feet, can be set up or taken down in a few hours;
no part weighs more than two hundred and thirty
pounds, and can be carried by mules over a moun-
tainous country.
Also, Portable Iron and Wooden Presses, to
pack cotton into small bales, to suit the South
American and West India markets. No part
weighs more than a mule can carry. Also, large
Presses.
The subscriber has many certificates and letters
from those who have the gins, &c. in use.
Aug 3-sw6m* WILLIAM IDLER.
I-MPORTANT TO THOSE AFFLICTED
WITH DISEASES OF THE LUNGS AND
WINDPIPE.-REV. I. COVERT'S BALM OF
LIFE: A new and valuable remedy for the cure of
COUGHS,COLDS,CONSUiviPTION, ASTHMA,
BRONCHITIS, CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH,
and all diseases of the LUNGS and WINDPIPE;
extensively used and recommended by the Medical
Faculty, to whom the Recipe has been freely
made known.
HOADLEY, PHELPS & Co. wholesale Drug-
gists, 142 Water street, N. Y. General Agents.
I. COVERT & Co. Proprietors, Auburn, N. Y.
The proprietor of this medicine, having witness-
ed, with much pain, the great and increasing de-
struction of the life and health of so many of his
fellow beings by Consumption, Bronchitis, and the
various and numerous other diseases of the Lungs
and Windpipe, was inrndueed to direct his attention
and inquiries to the discovery of a more efficacious
remedy than has heretofore been presented to th
public.
With much care, consultation, and study, he has
prepared a medicine, which he now presents to an
intelligent and discerning public, with the utmost
confidence in its virtues and success in the cure of
the diseases for which it is recommended-and
which he is willing to submit to the most scruti-
nizing test of the Medical Faculty, and to rest its
reputation upon their decision. ... .
It contains no ingredients that can impair :he
constitution under any circumstances. It will bie
found greatly serviceable in Colds, Coughs, and all
diseases of the Lungs and Bionchia, such as
Phthisic, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Croup,
Acute and Chronic inflammationsof the Lungs antd
Windpipe.
By the DYSPEPTIC it has been used with de-
cided advantage, and is serviceable to persons la-
boring under debility of any kind, if tsfd according
to the directions. To the CONSUMPTIVE, it has
invariably afforded almost immediate relief, and in
several instances has wrought a permanent cure
It is not, however, expected to effect a cure upon
such as are in the last stages of the disease; but
even to such, it will be found to give much relief,
and greatly prolong that remnant of life which has
become so nearly extinguished by the dread de-
stroyer.
The proprietor is now receiving, almost daily,
testimonials of the highest respectability from phy-
sicians, clergymen, ant others, who have become
acquainted with its nature and effect, among
which are the following:
"I have examined a recipe for a compound called
the Balm of Life, in the hands of Rev. Isaac Co-
vert, and have to state that I consider it a safe and
useful combination of medicines, calculated to be
very beneficial iu chronic diseases of the lanes and
air passages. AVERY J. SKILTON,
Troy, June 27, 1839. Physician and Surgeon.
I fully concur in the above recommendation.
T. S. BARRETT,
Physician and Surgeon, New York city.
This certifies that having examined the Rev. I.
Covert's Balm of Life in all its component parts,
we do believe it to be one of the best compounds
for coughs, consumption, chronic inflammations,
etc. of which we have any knowledge, and .do
most cordially recommend its use to ail afflicted
with the above named diseases.
J. W. DANIELS, M. D I ..
s- alina.
W. J. LOVEJst,, M. D.
GORDON NEEDHAM, M. D. Onondaga.
E. LAWRENCE, M. D. Baldwinsville.
The nature of the composition of the R v. I.
Covert's Balm of Life, having been tully explained
to the following medical gentlemen, they have con-
sented that they may be referred to as authority for
its utility as an expectorant in those chronic cases
of pulmonary disease, in which that class of reme-
dies is indicated.
D. M. REzEs, M. D. Professor of the Theory
and Practice of Medicine in the Albany Medical
College.
J. M'NAuvHTON, M. D. Professor cf Anatomy
and Physiology in the Fairfield Medical College.
MARK SvxPHBNSOIN, M. D. New York city.
Doct. M. MCKNsonT, New York city.
J. MITCHsL, M. D. Philadelphia.
The following named individuals have also given
their testimony in favor of the medicine; whose cer-
tificates, together with many others, may be seen
by application to any of the agents.
Rev. IsAac STOKE, Lysander, N. Y.
Dr. JOSEPH T. PITNEY,)
Dr. E. HuMnarEvs, *> Auburn, N. Y.
N. WEAVER, M.D. 3.
Rev. D. MOoaE, Aurelius, N. Y.
Rev. H. BANNISTER, Casenovia, N. Y.
WM. MoursS. M. D. Utica. N. Y.


R. GLOVESR, M. D. New York City.
Rev. TIMOTHY STow, Elbridge, N. Y.
JOHN WILSON, M. D. Albany, N. Y.
J. O. SmpMAN, M. D. Fayetteville, N. Y.
8. R. KIRBY, M. D. New York City.
C. D. TOWNSEND, M. D. Albany, N. Y.
A. STREETER, M. D. Y
L. STREETZs, M-D. Troy, N.Y.
A. H. NEWCoMn, M. D. Salina, N. Y.
For sale by most of the druggists in Washing-
ton; by
J. J. SAtrxs, Alexandria.
0. M. LIaNTaIcuM, Georgetown.
J. F. CLARK, Baltimore.
J. C. ALLEN, 180 South Second st. Philadelphia.
B. EMERSoN, Norfolk.
And in most of the towns in the United Stata
where pamphlets, containing particulars and nu
merous testimonials, may be had gratis.
Dec 4-6m
f|j HE GOVERNESS, a new novel, by the
.- Countess of Blessington, 2 vols.
Tales by Edgar A. Poe, 2 vols.
The second part ol the Autobiography of Charles
Matthews the Comedian, including his account
of his residence in the United States.
And James's new novel of Henry of Guise,
vols. are this day received for sale by F. TAY-
LOR, or for circulation among the gubcribers to
the Wavrlmy Circulattn Library. Dee


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tion of heat in Rooms, Halls,Academies, Churches,
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allthe advantages of the Stove and Furnace.
A lot of the above invaluable Stoves has been
received, and for sale at Francis Naylor's Tin
and Sheet Iron Factory, Pennsylvania avenue,
South side, near Tnird street, west. Comfort,
economy, and neatness, combined; all who have
an eye to those three essentials, would do well to
call and examine before purchasing other Stoves.
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2. Comfort.-It distributes a mild, summer-like
temperature equally in every part, so that it is not
uncomfortable near the Stove, from the heat, nor
uncomfortable at a distance, from the cold.
3. Economy.-A considerable amount of fuel is
saved by securing the radiated heat usually lost.
4. Security.-No injury is done to furniture or
goods by radiation.
5. Convenicnce.-Several apartments may be
heated agreeably by one Stove. Though intended
for the Parlor and Hall, it may, if preferred, be
used to heat them from below, in the manner of a
furnace.
6. Cleanness.-No dust from the coal is thrown
out, nor does the exterior of the Stove lose its color
rom heat.
7. Ease of management.-The management is
simple and similar to that of a common Stove.
8. Ventilation.-I has an arrangement lor ad-
mitting the air to be heated, in any way desired.
TESTIMONIALS.
From J. B. Burleigh, esq. No. 29, Fayette street,
Baltimore.
"Mr. Miller put up his Patent Air-heating Stove
in my office about two months ago. It keeps up a
lively circulation of heated air, and has decided
advantages over any that I have ever seen in use
in regard to health, comfort, and economy.-March
1839.
From Rev. E. Hutchinson, Principal of JAcademy,
Fayette street, Baltimore.
"I have used Mr. Miller's newly invented Air-
heating Stove for several months, and am con-
vinced that it is much superior to every other Stove
that I have seen. It is so constructed that it may
be made to heat several rooms with very little extra
expense. I cordially recommend it to the public"
From AMr. D. Barnumn, Proprietor of the City Hotel,
Baltimore.
"I put up two of Mr. Miller's Air-heating
Stoves in my City Hotel, and have found them
admirably adapted both to large and small rooms,
in preserving an equallity if temperature, and in my
opinion more conducive to health and comfort than
tne ordinary Stoves. I think them also much more
economical in respect to saving of fuel."
From A lessrs. McLauglin and Stannard.
"We have used Mr. Miller'; Air-heating S'oves,
and our opinion coincides with that expressed
atox e by Mr. Barnum.-Baltimore, Feb. 1839.
Extracts from Public .Notices.
"The invention of' Mr. James Miller of this
city strikes us as being unsurpassed by any of the
modern apparatus for warming apartments. It
diffuses a mild and uniform heat throughout the room,
and is so constructed that two apartment may be
heated with it at about the same expense of fuel as
is required in odmnarv Stoves for one."
Baltimore Transcript and Comn. Gazette.
"We attended the examination of an Air heat-
ing Stove placed in the Reading room of Mr. Bar-
num's City Hotel. It has a decided superiority
over every other Stove which we have seen.
[Ftbtuary, 1839.-Balt. Republican.
From Rev. A. C. Thomas, Philadelphia.
"I have had opportunities of witnessing the ope-
ration of Mr, Miller's Air-Heating Stove, and have
no hesitation in recommending it for several desira-
ble qualities: 1st, The inconvenience and discom-
fort of radiation is nearly avoided, thus adapting
the stove to school rooms and meetings for public
wors-hip, and 2d, the fuel con-umed is considerably
less than was required to produce an equal degree
of heat, by the Stove removed to make room fur
Mr. Miller's improvement.-AMarch, 139.
Extract from a letter of Rev. S. W. Fuller, Phila-
delshia.
"DEAR SIR: The model of Air-Heating Stove,
submitted to my examination last winter, led me
to believe that in several essential provisions it
wa. Je.;jjdi superior to any Stove I had ever
-en, a t I am happy to add, that my belief in its
superior properties was suon after fully confirmed
by seeing one of theStoves in operation. Yunr f-
forts and success in providing a Stove so well cal-
culated to promote the comfort ot your fellow-citi-
zeus, deserve, and I doubt not will receive the pa-
tronage of a discerning public."-I-May, 1839.
From the Proprietors of the Globe.
We are now using Miller's Stoves in our office,
and consider them superior to any we have eRer
seen.
For sale at F. NAYLOR'S,
Nov 8-1y Pennstlvania avenue.
P OSt'ON EMENT OF PUBLIC LAND)
SALES ORDERED AT BURLINGTON,
IN THE TERRITORY OF IOWA.-Notice is
hereby given, that the public sale of lands ordered
to take place at Burlineton, in the Territory of
itowa, commencing on Monday, the fourth day of
November next, by proclamation of the President
of the United States, bearing date the second day
of July last, is declared to be postponed until, and
will commence on, Monday, the ninth day of March
next.
Notice is also given that the sale of the follow-
ing described lands, ordered by the same procla-
mation to commence on Mondlay, the twenty-first
daiy of October next, is declared to be postponed
until, and will commence on, Monday, the twenty-
third day of March next, viz:
.North of the base line and east of the fifth principal
meridian.
Fractional township seventy-seven, of ranges
one, two, and three.
North of the base line and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
The fractional township six, in fractional town-
ship seventy; fractional townships seventy-one, se-
venty-two, seventy-three, and the fracitoital section
hirty-one, in fractional township seventy-four, of
range one.
Fractional townships sixty-eight, sixty-nine, and
seventy; township seventy-three, and fractional
townships seventy-four, seventy-five, and seven-
ty-six, of range t, o.
Fractional township sixty-eight, townships seven-
ty-one, seventy-three, and seventy-four, of range
ihree.
Fractional township sixty-seven, and townships
sixty-eight, seventy-four, seventy-five, seventy-six,
and seventy-seven, of range four.
Given under my hand, at the city of Washington,
this 27th day of September, anno Domini 1839.
M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
JAMES WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Sept 28th--dif
N E W BO'jKS.-Jatifes's new nivel ot Henry
of Guise, of the Stales of Blois, the author
if the Gentleman of the Old School, the Huginoi,
the Gipsy, Ribber, Richelieu, &c.
The Governess, by the Conntess of Blessington.
Also, the continuation of the Memoirs., of Charles
Matthews, Comedian, including his correspond-


ence, and an account of his residence in the Uni-
ted States. Also, Tales of the Grotesque and
Arabesque, by Edgar A. Poe.
This day published and for sale or circulation
by WM. MORRISON, four doors west of Brown's
Hotel..Dec. 9
jjRE'1IDENT'S MESSAGES UP TO 1839.-
Just iceivcd, in one ocItavo volume, con-
taining not only all the Annual Messages, but all
other Messages and Addresses of any importance,
from the first Inaugural Address of Geo. Wash-
ington up to the Message of Martin Van Buren to
the Congress of 1838-9. All paged and indexed
for immediate reference. 1 volume, c mtaining
more than 600 pages octavo, handsomntely printed,
with portraits, and lull bound in leather; containing
also the United States Constitution and Amend-
ments, and the Declaration of Independence. Price
$2 25. Just received for sale by F. TAYLOR,
bookseller, immediately east of Gadsh'bvs hotel.
SEW BOOKS.--Tales of the Grotesque and
S Arabesque, by E. A. Poe, in two vols. 12mo.
The Governess, by the Countess;of Blessington,
in two volk. 12mo.
Continuation of the Memoirs of Charles Ma-
thbews, comedian; by Mrs. Mathews; in two vols.
Walks and Wanderings in the World of Litera.
ture, by Grant, author of "The Bench and Bar," in
two vols. 12mo.
Alciphron, a poem, by Thomas Moore, author
uf "Laila Rookh," in pamphlet form.
Just received and for sale at
GARRET ANDEPSON'S
Pa, venue, between lfth pa4 I"th tieet.,


p
PUBLIC SAT.ES OF UNITED STATES LANDS IN THE
6ra Tr. OF ILLINOIS DEFERRED FOR SIX WEEKS.
N OTICE is hereby given that the public sale
of lands ordeted by the proclamation of the
Presid nmt ot the United States, dated 20th Septem-
ber, 1839, to be held at the lsnd office at Ch c igo,
Illinois, on Monday, the 27th day of January next,
is declared to be deferred until, and will com-
mence on, Monday, the ninth day of March nest.
Given unter my hand at the ci y of Washing-
ton, this 30th day of December, anno Do-
mini, 1839. M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
JAS. WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Dec 30-law7w
iBYV "lLE I'itliSlBNT F THEU UNITiE STA't',.
IN pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BU-
REN, President o1' the United States of Ame-
rica, do hereby declare and make known, that pub-
lic sales will be held at the undermentioned land
offices, in the Territory of Wisconsin, at the pe-
riods hereinafer designated, to wi':
At the land office at Green Bay, commencing
on Monday, the sixth day of April next, for the
disposal iof the public lands lying within the limits
of the undermentioned townships and fractional
townships, to wit:
,North of the base line and cast of the meridian.
Fractional township twenty, lying north of Lake
and east of Wolf river, of range fourteen.
Fractional township nineteen, lying north of Fox
river and north and east ot Lake Pivawgun, and
township twenty, of range fifteen.
The fractional part of township eighteen, lying
north ot' F'x river, the fractional township nine-
teen, lying north of the Lake and east of Fox river,
and township twenty, of range sixteen.
The fractional townships eighteen and nineteen,
situated west of Winnebago Lake, of range
seventeen.
At the land office at Milwaukee, commencing
on MI.%1 i., the thirteenth day of April next, for
the disposal of the public lands lying within the
limits of the undernientioned fractional townships,
to wit:
`North of the base line and east of the meridian.
Fractional town-hips one, two, three and four,
situated east of Rock river, of range twelve.
Factional township four, on the east side of
Rock river, of range thirteen.
Also, for the disposal of the following tracts not
heretofore offered at public sale, viz:
The northeast and southeast quarters of section
twenly-six, in township ten north, of range twenty
one eist.
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 for two weeks,
(unr!less the lands are sooner disposed of,) and no
longer, and no private entries of land in the town-
ships so offered will be admitted until after the ex-
piration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the city of WIshing
ton,. this seventh day of December, enno Domini,
1839. M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
JAS. WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.

NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS.
Every person claiming tha right of pre-emption
to any of the lands designated in the above procla-
maiion, is requested to prove the same to the satis-
faction of the Iegister and receiver of the proper
land office, and make payment therefore as soon as
practicable after seeing this notice, in oriler that the
claim may be adjudicated by those officers agreea-
bly to law, in due time prior to the day appointed
for the commencement of the public sale; and all
claims not duly made known and paid for prior to
,he date aforesaid, are declared by law to be for-
feited.
JAS. WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Dec 10-wtAprtll3
BY THlE P'KE5IDENT OF TIlE UNITED STATES.
N pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BU-
REN, President of the United States of Ame-
rica, do hereby declare and make known, that a
public sale will be held at the land office at Mil-
waukee, in the Territory of Wisconsin, on Mot-
day, the twentieth day of April next, for the dis-
posal of the public sands hereinatter designated,
being the sections heretofore reserved under the
provisions of the 1 lh section of the act of Con-
gress, approved on the 18th of June, 1838, entitled
"An act ta grant a quantity of land to the Terri-
tory (if Wisconsin, fir the purpose of aiding in
opening a canal to connect the waters of Lake
Michigan with those ol Rock river," as falling
within the probable limits of the canal grant, but
subsequently ascertained to be without its limits,
according to the final location of the route of the
canal, viz:
Noi> ( of the base line, and east of the meridian.
Sections two, three, four, ive, six, seven, eight,
nine, ten, and eleven, int township six, an I sections,
thity-three and thirty-tour, in township seven, of
rage seventeen.
Sections one, two, three, four, nine, ten, eleven,
and tw lve, in township six, and sections thirty-
live aid thirty-six, in township seven, of range
eighteen.
S-ctions -ix and seven, in -township six, and
section thirt3-one, in township seven, of range
nineteen.
Sections three, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, twenit-two, twenty-three, and twenty-olbur,
in townshlip six, of range Itciaty-one.
St'ctions eighteen and Liclscen, in township six,
of range tweniy.two.
Also, for the sale of Ihe following detached
tracts which were sold at i-, public sales in Octo-
ber, 1839, antdi forfeited to the United States, the
purchases having failed to make payment for the
same, to wit:
.ortih of the base line, ani coal of the meridian.
The west half of the southwest quarter of section
thirty-three, in township six, of range twenty.
The west half of the southeast quarter of sec-
lion twenty-nine, in township seven, of range
twenty.
The southeast quarter of section thirty-one, in
township seven, ol ranee twenty-one.
Tht southeast quartet of section two, the south-
west quarter of sectiott eleven, the east half of the
southwest quarter of section twelve, and the east
halt'fo the northeast quarter of section thirteen, in
township eight, of rage twenty-one.
Also, for the sale of the following tracts in one
of the alternate sections reserved to the United
States under the provisions of the act of Congress
aforesaid, to be sold at a sum of not less than two
dollars and filty cents per acre, and not subject to
entry by pre.emplt.rs, to wit:
Lots five, six, seven, anti eight, in section thirty-
two, in township seven north, of range twenty-two
east.
Lands appropriated by law for the use of schools,
military, or uthar purposes, will be excluded fioi
sale.
The sale will be kept open for two wveeks,
(uolessthe lird.s are sooner disposed of,) and no
longer; and no private entries ot land, in the sec-
lions so otfeted, will be admitted uitil after the ex-
piration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washing-
ton, this seventh day of December, anno Domini,
1839. M. VAN BUREN.


By the President:
JAMES WHITCOMB,
Coimmnissioner of the General Land Office.
Dec 10-lawtApnrl 20
BY TilE PittESIDENT OF THE UNItKrI) ['TATEB.
IN pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BU-
REIN, President of the United States of Ame-
rica, do hereby declare and make known, thai
public sales will be held at the undcrmentioned
land offices, n the State of Atkansas, at the pe-
riods hereinafter designated, to wit:
At the land office at Batesville, commencing on
Monday, the twenty-fourth day of February next,
fur the disposal of the public lands within the
limits of the undermnentioned townships and frac-
tional townships, to wit:
XNvrMi of the base line and east of the fifth principal
meridian.
Township seventeen, of range one.
Township nine, of range two.
Townships seventeen and twenty-one, except the
northern tier of sections in twenty-one, of range
four.
Townships sixteen and seventeen, of range five
Nort'Ch of the base line, and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
Township sixteen, of range one.
Township sixteen, of range two.
Fractional township ten, north of the old Chero-
kee boundary line, and fractional township fifteen,
lying west of White river; of range eleven.
Townships fourteen and fifteen, of range sixteen
Township fourteen, of range seventeen.
At the land office at F.,e.i ei-lie, commencing
on Monday, the second day of March next, for the
disposal ef the public lands within: the limits of the
undermentioned townships and fractional town.
hips viz;


North qf tie tiA n t ad wei of tth ifth principal
meridian.
Fractional township twenty-one, lying south of
White river, of range eighteen.
Town.-hip seventeen, of range twenty.
Townships eighteen and nineteen, of range
twenty-one.
Townships seventeen 'and eighteen, 'of range
twenty-two.
Townships sixteen and seventeen, of range
twenty-six.
Township eighteen, of range thirty.
Townships twelve, thirteen and eighteen, of
range thirty-two.
Fractional township thirteen, and townships
eighteen and nineteen, of range thirty-three.
At the land office at Wa-hti.nei .n, commencing
on Monday, the twenty-fourth day of February
next, for the disposal of the public lands within the
limitsof the undermentioned townships and frac-
tional townships, to wit:
South of the base line and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
Township eight, of range iwinty-five.
Township eight, of range twenty-six.
Township eight, and fractional township four-
teen, on the north side of Red river, of range twen-
ty-seven.
Township eleven, of range thirty.
Too nships ten and thirteen, of range thirty-one.
Township twelve, of range thirty-two.
At the land office at Johnson Court-house, com-
mencing on Monday, the ninth day of March next,
for the disposal of the public lands within the limits
of the undermentioned townships and fractional
townships, to wit:
North of the bass line, and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
Township six, of range twenty-two.
Fractional township nine, north of Arkansas
river, of sange thirty-two.
Township ten, of range twenty-three.
Township ten, of range twenty-five.
Township eleven, of range thirty-two.
At the land office at Little Rock, commencing on
Monday, the sixteenth day of March next, for the
disposal of the public lands within the limits of the
following townships, to wit:
.Aorth of the base line and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
Township six, of range fifteen.
South of the base line, and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
Township fifteen, of range eight.
Township three, nof range seventeen.
At the land office at Heletna, commencing on
Monday, the twenty-ihlird d6y of March next, for
the di-posal of the public laNuds within the limits of
the f- lioa org township and fractional township,
to wit:
South of the base line, and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
Township ten, except sections one, five, six,
seven, eight, twelve, thirteen, seventeen, twenty-
feur, twenty five, and thirty-six, of range one.
The fraction of township sixteen, lying east of
Old River take, of range two.
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 for two
weeks, (unless the lands are sooner disposed of,)
and no longer; and no private entries ,f lands in the
townships so offered, will be admitted until after
the expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand, at the city ot Washing-
tin, this sixteenth day of November, anno Domrni
1839.
M. VAN BUREN.
By the President:
JAMES WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of he General Land Office.

NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS.
Every person claiming the right of pre-emption
to any of the lands designated in the above procla-
mation, is requested to prove the same to the satis-
faction of the Register and Receiver of the proper
Iauud o;The, aid make payment therefore as soon as
practicable after seeing this notice, in order that the
claim may be adjudicated by those officers agreea-
bly to law, in due time, prior to the day appointed
four the c-mmencemeut of the public sale; and all
claims notduly made known and paid for prior to
the date aforesaid, are declared by law to be for-
tfeted. JAS. WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Nov. 18-lawi?:3March
IY Tvilst I'ntaESDENT OF Tilt' UNITED STATES.
N putirsuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BU-
REN, Piesident of the United States of Ame-
rica, do herelby declare and make known that a
public sale will be held at the land office at
S .r.e!i iI. in the State of Missouri, commencin?
11 M,..i.iy., the second day of March next, for the
disposal olf the public lands within the limits of the
undermentioned townships, to wit:
.North of the base tine, and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
Township thirty-six, of range eleven.
Township thirty-five, of ranle twelve.
Township thirty-nine of range fourteen.
Township thirty-eight, of range fifteen.
Township thirty-seven, of range sixteen.
Town-hip thirty-nine, of range seventeen.
Township thirty-nme, of range eighteen.
Township thirty-six, of range nineteen.
Township twenty-seven, of range twenty.
Township twenty-eight, of range twenty-one.
Town-hip thirty, of ranee twenty-six.
Township thirly-.'our, of range twenty-seven.
Township thirty-six, of range twenty-eight.
Township thirty-five, of range twenly-nine.
Township twe nty-nine, of range thirty.
Lands appropriated by law for the use of schools,
military or other purposes, will be excluded from
sale.
The sale will be kept open for two weeks,
(unless the lands are sooner disposed of,) and no
longer; and no private entries of land in the town-
ships so offered will be admitted, until after the
expiration of the two weeks.
Given under my hand at the city of Washington
this sixteenth day of November, anno Dom ini, 1839.
M. VAN BUREN.
By the President,
JAMES WturTCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.

NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS.
Every parson claiming the right of pre-emption
to any Cf the lands designated in the above pro-
clamation is requested to prove the same to the
satistaction of the register and receiver of the
land office, and make payment therefore, as soon as
practicable after seeing this notice, in order that the
claim may be adjudicated by those officers agree-
ably to law, in due time, prior to the day appoinetld
for the commencement of the public sale ; arid 'all
claims not duly made known and paid for prior to
the date aforesaid are declared by law to be for-
feited.
JAS. WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Nov. 18-lawt2MaK-h
BY TUA PRESIDENT OF TrE UNITED S STATES.
IN pur ua0.0 f law, I, iVIAtc.'iN VAiN BU-
REN, President of ihe Un tsd S.et*- of Atme-
rca, do hereby decline and make known, teat a
public sale wsll be n, ld at ,he land dfi e at Du-
buque, in the Territory of Iomwa, commenciig on
Mo~nnday, the fourth day of May next, hor the dis-
posal ot the public lands within the limits ot the
undet meartoned townt-hips, to wi:
JNortl of the base line, and east of the fifth principal
meriti,,n.


Townships seveniy-eight, s'venty-nine, eighty,
eiliry- nf-, and eighty-seven, if range one.
Townships seienlty eihi, stventy-nine, eighty,
eighty-six, and eghty-seven, of range twio.
Townships seventy-eight, seventy-.niine, and
eighty, of range three.
Fractional ownership seventy-tight, townships
-eveity-iitie, eighty, eighty-( ne, eighty-two, etgh-
bhree, anod eighly-five, of range four.
Fractmonal towinships seveuty-eight, sever ty-nine,
ind eighty, townships eighty-one and eighty-two,
and fictional towniship eigh'y-six, of range five.
Township eighty-iwo, and liactional townhip
F;2li1 fPi. of range six.
Factiional townships eighty-two, eighty-three,
righty-four, and eighty five, ot range stven.
At the same pace, in coatinuatin, commencing
on Monday, the eighteenth day of May nexl, for
toe diqpoal of the public lands wi hin the limits of
the ur.det men itioned townships, to wtit:
AMbrth of the base line, and west of the fifth principal
meridian.
Townships eighty, eighty-one, eighty-eight, and
eighty nine, of range in-.
Town-hips eighty, eihty-one, eighly-two, eighty-
eight, eighty-nine, and ninety, of range two.
fownships seventy-right, seventy-nine, eighty,
eighty-on', eighty-two, eighty-three, eigaty-etght,
irid ninety-one, of range thiee.
Towntship, eighty, eighty one, eighty-two, eigh-
tVt-ih ee, *iihty-eight, ninety-one, a.idnineiy-two,
of range f,;ur.
Towntbips seveily.nine, eighty-fomr, j mighty.


five, ninety-one, and ninety-two, of range five. member of the community, inl whose veracity
Township seventy-nine, except sections two, cannot be doubted:
three, four, nine, ten, eleven, fourteen, and fifteen, Mr.- Septemius Kendall, of Ihe town of Wes-
and township ninety, of range six. terloo, county of Albany, was for about 97 years
Lands appropriated by law for the uceofSchools, troubled with a nervous and bilious affection,
military cr other purposes, will be excluded from which for 7 years rendered him unable to attend to
-ale. his business, and during the last 3 years of hi. ill-
The sales will each be kept open for two weeks, ness was confined to the house. His symptoms
(unless the lands are sooner disposed of,) and no were dizziness, pains in the head and side, palpila-
longer, and no private entries of land, in the town- tion of the heart, want of appetite, Sf-. After
ship s) offered, will be admitted until after the expending during his confinement, nearly three
expira ion of the two weeks. hundred dollars without obtaining any perman nt
Given under my hand, at the city of Washing. relief, he by accident noticed an adveriuseiernt of
ton, this twiw niy-second day of January, anno Dr. Win. Evans's Camomile and Aperient Pills,
Domini, 1840. and was consequently induced to make a trial of
M. VAN BUREN. them. After using them about a fortnight, he was
By the President: able to walk cut; in four months he could attend to
JAMEc WHITCOMB, business, and considered his disease entirely re-
Commissioner of the General Land Office. moved. The above information was given to the
subscriber by Mr. Kendall himself; there can
NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS. therefore, be no deception.
Every person c aiming the right of pre-emption STEPHEN VAN SCHAICK.
to any of the lands designated in the above prqcla- S: Entered according to theact of Co'ngeis "
nation, is requ s ed to prove the same to the sa- Be sure that the label on the box ezpre-.ps such.
tisftaeion of tr e Re,. ner andReceiver of the Land The genuine is vended by Agents only.
Office, and wake payment therefore, as soon as prac- Sold at 100 Chatham street, New Yolk.
ticable after seeing thits notice, in order that the tcla m AoxzTs.
may be adjudicated by those officers agreeably to C. CaOIKSHANi, George'own,
law, in due time, prior to the day appomted for the LzrWS JoInisoN, Washirugtn9i.
commencement of the public sale; and all claims
not duly made known and paid for pri r to the TO PARENTS.
date aforesaid, are declared by law to be forfeited. It is stated by eminent medical writers that at
JAMES WHITCOMB, east one-third of the Children in the United Stales
Commissioner of the General Land Office. die from teething, and diseases caused thereby.-
Jan 23-wis Read the following :
......- A REAL BLESSING TO MOTHERS.
HV 'rli'PtlltDEatINTI OF "rTll UNITED iSTATr'ELIT,.. ,r Evens's celebrated Soothing Syrup, fe
IN pursuance of law, I, MARTIN VAN BU- Cide ctti t th
Prestten ofthe nitd Sute f Aer- his (.hildren cuttingf their teesl.
REN, President of he United Stes of Amen- This infallible remedy has preserved hundreds
ca, do hereby declare and make known that of children when thought past recovery, fro 'n-"
public sales will be held at the undermentioned vulsions. As soon as the syrup is rubbed on the
land offices, in the Siae of Illinois, at the periods gums, the, child will rcver. This preparation is
i 'i* ~i , ,gums, the child will ircom-er. This preparation is
hereinafter designated, to wit: so innocent, so efficacious, and so pleasant, tat
At the land office at Chicago, commencing on no child will refuse to let its gums be rubbed wittl
Monday, tt,e focreh day of May next, for the dis- it. When infants are at the age of four monnis,
posal of the public lands vittuin the limits of the though there is no appearence of teeth, one bottle
undermentioned townships and fractional town- of Syrup should be used onthe gums to open *i
shipst, viz: peoes. Parents never should be without the Syrup
Abrth of the base line and east of the third principal in the nursery where there are young children;
meridian. for if a child wakes in the night with a pain in the
Townships forty-four and forty-six, of range gums, the syrup immediately gives ease by open-
eight. ting the pores and healing the gums hereby pre*
The fractional part of township thirty-two, ly venting Convulsions, Fevers, &c.
ing north ot the old Indian foundry and east of The passage of the teeth through the gua.
Kankakee river, and townships lorty-two and produces troublesome and dangerous s)mptof*.
finrt-six, ofrangenine. It is known by mothers that there is great
Township thirty-four, of ranze th teen. irritation in the mouth and gums during tkis
The fractional township th ny-five, bordering on process. The gums swell, the secretion and saliva'
the Indiana S ate line, of rane- fifteen. is increased, the child is seized with frequent and
Also, at the same time and plact, for the sale of sudden hits of crying, watching, starting in the
the following detached tract, viz: leep, and spasms of peculiarparts; the child
Northwest quarter of section eighteen, northeast hrks with extreme violence, and threats tts fil-
quarter of section twenty-three, east ball of south-ges into its mouth. If mthe precursory *) mptoms
east quarter of section twenty-six, east halft of are not speedily alleviated, spasmodic contuls-ns
northeast quarter of section twenty-seven, and universally supervene, and soon cause the d,soln-
ni rheast quarter of section thirty-four, in town- tion of the infant. Mothers aho have their little
ship thirty-ix, of range eleven, babes afflicted with these d,:iresing symptoms,
Southwest quarter of section thirty.four, in should apply Dr. William Evans's celebrated
township thirty-seven, of range fourteen. Soothing Syrup, which has preserved hundreds of
At the land fic at Danville, comencing on infants when thought past recovery from being
Monday, the eleventh. daly of May next, for the suddenly attacked with that. fatal malady, convul-
disposal of the public lands within the limits of the ions
undermentioned townships, to wit: To the agent of Dr. Evans's Soothing Syrup: SiSi
.North of the base line and east of the third principal The great benefit afforded to my suffering infant
meridian. by your Soothing Syrup, in a case of protracted
Townships twenty-six, twenty-seven, and twenty- and painful dentition, must convince every feeling
eight, except the western tier, or sections six, se- parent how esseatsl an early spplicatiun ofsuch
yen, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty-one, in an invaluable medicine is to ren,.me infant misery
each township, of range seven. and torture. My infant, while teething, expe-
At the land office at Gdlena, commencing on rienced such acute suflferings, that it was attacked
Monday, the eight enth day of May next, for the with convulsions, and my wife and family supposed
disposal of the public lands within the limits of the that death wo-ld soon release the babe from an-
townships and fractional townships hereinafter de- guish, till we procured a bottle of your Syrup;
signated, viz: which, as so n as applied to the gums, a wonderful
.Nobrth of the base line and fast of the fourth principal change wa produced, and after a. few applications
-meridian. the child displayed obvious relief; and by coninu.
Fractional township twenty-three, except the ing in its use, I am glad to inform you the child ham
north halves of sections one and two, of range completee/ recovered, and no teeurrenee of that
three te -, e awful compla nI has since occurred. The teeth are
Frac ional township twentyhree, excpt thi emanating daily, and the child enjoys perfeL
north halves of sections one to six, both inclusive, -,-1 11 "
oi halves of tin one to sX, health. I give you my cheerful permission ito
oin ranre four. make this aclnowledgment public, and will glad:-
Township twenty-one, except the noih frac. i information on thiscirenstance.
,at hafo eiiv, t' a uut hal of sectio give atny information on this circilmarance.
ional halt, of seciioin rve, t e south half of section "WM. JOl-tNSON.
tw'enty-nine, and the noith half ot section thirty-
iwo, of range nine. A gentleman who has made trial of Dr Evans'
Lands appropriated by law for the use of schools, Soothing Syrup, in his family, (in case of. a teeth-,
military, or other purposes, will be excluded from in child,) wishes us to state that he fioutid ites-
sale. tire;y effectual in relieving pain in the gto", and
The sales will each be kept open for two weeks, preventing the consequences which omelntmes f0L
(unless the lands are sooner di-p-sed of,) and low. We cheerfully comply with his request.
no longer; and no private entries of land in thi [JVNew Ymok SA.__
townships so offered will be admitted until after the We believe it is generally acknrtwtedged b)
expiration of the two weeks, those wh,) have tried i, that the S rthi ng, Syrup
Given unilder my Ihand, at the city of Va-hinge. for Children Cutting Teeth, advef-i-ed it. a .-.iter
len, this tieety-second day of Januasv. annto column, is ahighlv useful article for the purposes
Dmini, 1840. M. VAN BUREN. for which it is intended. Highly respectable' per-
By the Piesidein': Sons, at any rate, who have made use o(f it, do not
JaMEs WHITCOiOrs. hesitate to eive its virtues the sanction of their
Conmissioner of the General Lanil Office. names.-Beston Traveller.
-Observe that the label on each Bottle, Box and
NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS. Package, has the f..i..i. ir notice, viz:
Every person claiming the right of pre-emption "Entered according to act of Congress, in the
to anvy of the lands desi-nated in the above orocla- year 1839, by Williami Evans, in the Clerk's
....tui,, is rqoesiteu to prove nc same -o trc f atis- Office of the Southern District Court of New-York.
faction of Ihe Register and Receiver of the proper EGOuLAR AGENTS.
land office, and make payment therefore as soon as C. CautXSHANK, Georgetown, D. C.
practicable after seeing this notice, in older that the LEWIS JOHNSON, Wa'thingtnn, D. 0.


claim may be adjudicated by those officers agreea-
bly to law, in due time, prior to the day appointed
tor the commencement ol the public sale; and all
claims not duly made known and paid for prior to
the date aforesaid, are declared by law to be for-
feited. JAS. WHITCOMB,
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Jan 21-lawtV118
itIAPTAIN MARRYAIl'S DIARY IN
U AMERICA-sscood series-comleie in one
volume, is this day receiveI r sdl by F. TAY-
LOR, price 50 c nts. or for circulation amorg the
subscrib-rs to the Waverley Certulating Library.
Jan 17
l IFE OF JEFFERSON-one volme, of 267
J pages, full bound, with Pottrait; price 62
cents. F. TAYLOR.
Jn 17
ENVIABLE DISTINCTION.
IN the midst of a general and, in many instances
not unfounded prejudice against many. of the
medical remedies of the day, Dr. W. EVANS'S
PILLS have the enviable distinction of a univer
sal approbation. They are perhaps the oily medi-
cine publicly advertised that has the full and
unreserved testimony of medical men in its favor.
if not the only one which gives full satisfaction to
its purchasers. DR. W. EVANS has the satis-
faction of knowing that his
CAMOMILE OR TONIC PILLS
are not only regularly recommended and prescribed
by the most experienced physicians in their daily
practice, but also taken by those gentlemen them-
selves, whenever they feel the symptoms of ihose
diseases in which they well know them to be effi-
cacious. He knows this to be generally the case
in New York, Philadelphia, Albany, Bo-ton, and
other large cities, in which they have an extensive
sale. That they should thus conquer professional
prejudice and interested opposition, aid secure
the agency of the most eminent and test informed
physicians in the country to render them useful to
all classes, can only be fairly ascribed to their
undeniable and pre-eminent virtues.
MORE CONCLUSIVE PROOFS OF THE EF-
FICACY OF DR WM. EVANS'S CAMOMILE
AND APERIENT PILLS.
CERTIFICATES.
Letter from the Hon. Abraham M'Clellan, Sullivan
county, East Tennessre, Member of Congress.
Wa,-hn,:m. r,, July 3d, 1838.
Sir-Since I have been in this city, I have used
some ofyour Dyspeptic medicine with infinite bene-
fit anti satisfaction, and believe it to be a most
valuable remedy. One of my constituents, Dr. A.
Caider, of Campbell county, Tennessee, wrote me
to send him some, which I did, and he has em-
ployed it very tuitc ,-iut, in liut practice, and says
it is invaluable. iMr. Jui-t n, your agent at this
place, thinks you would probably like an agent in
Tennessee. If so, I would recommend Dr. A.
Carden as a proper person to officiate lor the sale
of your celebrated medicine. Should you commis-
sion him, he is willing to act lor you. You can
send the medicine by water to the care of Robert
King 8" Sons, Knoxville county, Tennessee, or by
land to Graham & Houston, Tazewell, East Tenn.
I have n-# doubt but if you had agents in several
counties in East Tennessee, a great deal of your
medicine would be sold. I am going to take some
of it home with me for my own use, and that oi
my friends, and should like to hear from you
whether you would like an agent at Bluntville,
Sullivan county, East Tenn. I can get some of the
merchants to act ftor you, as I live near there.
Yours respecfully,
ABRAHAM M'CLELLAN, of Tennessee.
To Dr. Wm. Evanus, 100 Chatham st. N. York.
The following certificate was handed to us by
M4r, Van kchaici, of Albany, a highly respectable


Dr. Evans's Soothing and Aperient Pills
Dr. Evans's Soothing Syrup, for Teething;
Dr. Evans's Fever and Ague Pills;
Together with
Dr. Hunt's Botamic Pills, and
Dr. Goode's Female PTIls;
The above invaluable Medicines are sold.
wholesale and retail, at
100 Chatham Street Niw York;
3 South Seventh Street, Philadelphia;
47 Wall Sitreet, Louisville, Kentucky,
36 Cornhill Boston, Mass;
And of the following Agents.
BELL AND ENTIViTLE, Alexandria, D. C.
C. HALL, Norfolk.
E. E. PORTLOCK, Portsmouth.
JosEPH GiLL, Richmond.
MORTIMER and MowaRAv, Baltimore.
JrSSE PERRY, Suffolk.
JOHN N. BELL, Winchester, Va.
WILLIAM DORisEV, Martinsburg, Va.
EDWARDn McDOWELL, Fredericksburg, Va,
E. BRKELETV and Co. Harrington, Va.
J. HARDISTv, Harrisonburg, Va.
JAMES BRnOWN, Charlesiown, Va.
C. and E.. DuiNKUM, Lexington, Va.
BARRETT and MclNTIRE, Charlottesville, Va.
LYtMAN, Lynchbuig, Va.
Nov. 14-5m
1)R. PHELPS'S COMPOUND TOMATO
PILLS.-The testimony of hundreds of
Physicians and distinguished individuals, to the
curative effects of these Pills, in every variety of
clime in the United Slates, Texas, and the Cana-
das; esal.lts-e. them as the most pleasant and
efficient medicine ever discovered.
In addition to their being the most agreeable and
efficient cathartic that can be used, in Dyspepsia,
Constipation, Rheumatism, Headache, Worms,
Inflammation of the Bowels, Liver affections,
Bilious Stomach; Cold,; and the commencement of
F-vers; Sea sickness, &c. their operation is power-
fully directed to the glandular system, removing all
otstruetions of the glands wherever situated;
Scjirosities and Scrofulous taints, in their incipient
forns; and if persevered in, affording all reasona-
b:e relief in cases of confirmed and neglected
werofula.
Taken either a short time before or after expo-
sure, they render the system less liable to contract
contagious or epidemic diseases, and should be re-.
sorted to by persons re iding in low and marshy ^
situations, or when travelhin., r exposed to conta
gion. Also persons attending the sick, who by
long watching and fatigue,' or exposure to the
effluvia of the sick room, become debiliated, and
lose their appetite, will find gr-at assistance from
these Pills, in renovating and purifymring ie system,
and restoring the functions to a healthy state.
Persons debilitated by intense and long application
to business er study, and those also of sedentary
habits, will derive great benefit from an occasional
use of them.
For that congested and deraneeld stae of the
system, which occurs in ihe auiumnn and commence-
tient uf winter, these Pill. arie paricula, iy appli-
cable, in prev emiiig rhc tinaiism, c-.ughs ,coimslgerti,n
of the lungs, &c. and hare pri-oitr,:e. many a lhte,
which otherwise would- have been a sacrifice t, the
changes of seasons.
Be particular to inquire for Phelps, and see that
the proprietor's signature is on he label, but no
portrait on the box! Price 371 csntv.
G. R. PHELP3,M. D.
Proprietor, FIartiurd, C.-nneci.-ut.
For sale by most of the Driugei,; in th. D.irct
of Columbia; also, in most of 'the towns in the
United States; where circula'rs coniainini particu-
lars, and numerous testimonials of the highest
It ctabily may be seen.
Dic 4-d6m