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Lexers addressed t the Kdifr nuit be
5t p., j Jf or ihey may not be attended to.
(fJ'The following is the reply
of Jiulffe White to a letter, (simi
j,rto the one 'submitted to Mr.
Van Buren,) addressed to him by
several of the citizens of Jackson,
in tills Stale:
H'ashiwrlon, March 20th, 1836.
Gentlemen, A few minutes
jince, I received your favour, un
der date of the 17th instant. In it
voti propound the following ques
tion: "Djyou or do you not believe
that Congress has the constitu
tional power to interfere with, or
abolish slaver' in the District of
The deep interest which is at
stake upon the decision of this
question, and the great excitement
which has prevailed during the
past year, have caused others to
propose questions similar to that
put by you. My answers to them
have been in the following lan
guage: "1 do not believe Congress has
the power to abolish slavery in the
District of Columbia; and if that
body did possess the power, the
exercise of it would be the very
worst of policy."
Believing that the fewer words
1 employ, to communcate the o
pinion, will enable you to under
hand me the more distinctly, 1
have only to add that the short
paragraph, which I have quoted
from my former letters to other
gentlemen, contains my answer to
your interrogatory. 1 take the
liberty, however, of forwarding to
you a pamphlet, which contains
my sentiments as delivered in the
Senate a short time since, and am,
Gentlemen, most respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
HU. L. WHITE.
Messrs. Robt. A. Ezell, J, 13.
Ascent in the House nf Reprt
fcntai'nes. The visitors at Wash
'ugion, we have heretofore had
occasion to remark, send home
ffee and much more amusing des
enptions, of scenes which they
witness in Congress than are fur
led by the regular Reporters,
pie annexed, which we find in
the New York Daily Advertiser, is
a sample of these sketches. Pre
suming it to be in the main correct,
and being apparently free from
;y mixture of ill nature, we copy
11 for ts humor: JVat. Int.
. Washington, Wednesday Evcn
l March 10. Eleven o'clock
M., and the House of Repre
sentatives, full of fun and frolic, in
J11 uproar, noisier than lever saw
lefwe. The 11 o'clock boys are
R,Jent and the 12 o'clock boys are
're: the former being the great
sticklers for an early session; and
"l latter opposed to it, on the
Srund that business in the Com
r?iUee Uoorn and the business of
le House cannot well be attend
7o at the same time. A call of
e was therefore made and
"Gained by a large vote. The
ouse were ripe for fun instead of
-ness. The cull for names
e'U heavily along, one of every
i persons being absent.
"erehere" and "absent" fol
through 240 names. Seve
ral attempts were made to stop the
call; the Mouse, however, were
determined to go oti and finish the
call. One hundred & fifty person
answered to their names, while
ninety were absent from th
Mn.. A " .
,,uu"' as me names
had been called, and their number
announced, the four doors leading
h orn the lobbies to the floor of the
House were locked and guarded
oy an order ol the House. The
outer bibbers and the galleries at
this time coulained some thirty or
uiijr in lie uisappointed mem
bers, who were looking into the
windows and Irom the ladies' gal
lery upon the scene below. The
members in the House saw the
misfortune of their brother legisla
tors, and pitied them by laughing
anu pointing at the truant boys.
Soon the absentees were called
upon for excuses from their collea
gues, and from the absentees
themselves, who had got into the
House a moment before doors
Such excuses never
were heard or given before by the
worst truant of town schools to his
pedagogue. One had gone to his
farm; another to his family; ano
ther to bis wife; another to his
business; another down east; ano
ther to the west; another here and
another there, till the ninety
names were finished. Excuses
were ofiVred for
thirty or more
persons, who by their friends had
been placed upon the sick list, but
who, in fact, were well enough,
and looking among their friendly
neighbors through the windows,
who were lamenting their misfor
tunes. In this very pretty bush. ess the
House continued for nearly two
hours, enjoying the scene by peals
of laughter and great disorder.
At last, the deliuquents were all
numbered, ending with Henry A.
Wise, of Virginia, whom I have
not seen in the House for several
days. A motion was then made,
and sustained by a small "majori
ty, that the doors of the House be
opened, and the further call for
excuses suspended. The House
agreed the doors were opened,
and a host of members, "sick unto
death," according to their collea
gues, rushed into tire House, as
well and hale as ever congratu
lated by all for their speedy re
covery. So much for meeting at
1 1 o'clock, which for to-day post
poned even the reading of the
journal to nearly 1 o'clock.
A Strict Construction. Some
years aero, Mr. ,was elected a
member of the Legislature of New
Hampshire. He was a very gen
tlemanly, well educated man, but
unfortunately, so fond of brandy
and water that he was more or less
intoxicated every day. At the
close of the session, lie attempted
lojustify himself by saying that
be came there sworn to truly re-
present, his constituents, and he
was satisfied, from personal ooser-
vation that a large majority of
them drank too much whenever
they could get an opportunity.
(TTThe Police Magistrates of
this city have been engaged for
some time past, in prosecuting in
quires and causing tbe arrest of
the individuals suspected oi Hav
ing been concerned in the destruc
tion of the Treasury Department,
nt Washington, by fire. We have
already announced tbe arrest of
Dr. White, who is now in coniine
mentat the seat of Government,
and is implicated as concerned.
We now have it in our power to
state that another individual was
ested in ibis city a tew days
pp. Hp was sent ou to Wash-
gton yesterday in charge of Mr.
Merrill, one of the Police unices,
as a witness against the parties
imolicated. We are in possesion
n f enmp nf the facts connected
with this business, which it would
be improper to disclose at the
present time. A. Y. Gazette.
Worse than Lynch Law.
Woodbury Massey was shot dead
by John B. Smith, sometime last
year, in the Wisconsin Territory.
IV tit of the Mississippi river. On
Smith's being brought to trial,
the jurisdiction of the court was
objected to by his counsel, on the
ground that, the law not having
been expressly extended over that
district of country, was conse
quently inoperative there; and the
objection being sustained, Smith
was set'at liberty. But we now
learn, that Smith having been
met in the streets of Galena, on
the ISth February, by Henry L.
Massey, a highly respectable bro
ther of the deceased, was shot
dead by him with a pistol at the
distance of fifty yards. Massey'
tben left the country. A bill is
row before Congress, and will pass
doubtless this session, to establish
a Territorial Government in Wis
consin; when the laiv will doubt
less be adequate to the r .nishmenl
of crime, without a resort to such
barbarous exhibitions of personal
satisfaction as the above.
An hundred thousand Dollars
lost! A package of money con
taining $100,000, in $500 and
$1000 notes of the U. S. Bank.
addressed to "W. S. Hatch, Cash
ier of the Commercial Bank of
Cincinnati," has been lost or sto
len between Philadelphia and
Cincinnati. A reward of $10,
000 is offered.
7Vie destruction of the Frankfort
Ky.) State Arsenal. The fire
originated from the explosion of a
small keg of powder. All that was
combustible uas destroyed. The
Frankfort Commonwealth says the
celebrated piece of brass artillery
memorable in two wars was taken
out of the rubbish uninjured. It
was captured by Burgoyne sur
rendered bv Hull letaken by
Harrison at the Thames, and pre
sented to Congress by Gov. Shel
by, and by hint to the State of
Kentucky. The Arsenal was not
fire proof. The calamity is sup
posed to have been the work of an
incendiary. There were 3,510
stand of serviceable muskets des
troyed. Death among the Cattle. ..Gloo
my Prospects. We regret to
learn, by the Newburgh (Orange
county) Gazette, that nearly one
tenth of all the cattle and sheep of
that rich county have already per
ished from ihe scarcity of grain
and hay. The snow for 125 days
has been and still is three feet deep
upon an average. No pasture
can come up before May, and the
slock of fodder of most of the far
mers will have been consumed be
fore the middle of April. We may
add to the above, that when the
pasture does come forth, it will he
more abundant than usual, Irom
the ground having .so long pre
served its warmth by the covering
of snow. JV. Y. Star.
JYYiw Iron Steamboat. The
wrought iron steamboat, ordered
from England by the Steamboat
Company of Georgia, arrived at
Savannah, last week, fvin pieces)
on board the Br. ship Alcyone,
from Liverpool. Her length is
120 feet, her beam 20 leet, and
her depth 74 feet. It is estimated
that she will draw with all her
machinery and every thing on
board, 2 feet 3 inches.
Emigration to Texas. Mr.
Felix Huston, an eminent lawyer
of Mississippi, proposes to emi
grate from Natchez about May
1st, with 500 settlers, who must
be men of the best stamp hardy
and resolute, as he intends to pro
vision, arm and equip them for
twelve months, at a cost he com
putes of $40,000. This caravan
no doubt will, as he promises, be
successful. He has an agent at
the Texas Convention, on whose
return he will publish the terms
and advantages which may be ex
Ol he J exians have adopted
a National flag of one star and
stripes, with the word Indepen
Fatal Accident. The locomo
tive of the Lexington and Ohio
Rail Road on the 16th inst. near
Frankfort, while crossiner an em
bankment was precipitated to the
bottom, a height of 30 feet, drair
gmg the cars with it, the whole of
which were dashed to pieces, kill
ing 3 persons, and wounding all
tbe other 15 passengers hut one.
CC?The atrocious attempt on
the part of some miscreants on
board the Delaware 74, to blow
up that vessel during her passage.
has already heen adverted to.
Some of these fellows on being.
discharged lately at Norfolk,
made, as they threatened, an as
sault on the officers, who being
armed soon put them down.
A". Y. Star.
Sugars from Beets. It can be
made, and in great quantities in
the United States; a sparkling
white sugar and nt ten cents per
pound; but we think it requires an
eighth, probably a fourth, more
in quantity to sweeten, than the
ordinary sugar from the cane...t'6.
An Amazon. Miss Frederick
Misca, a German woman by birth,
of noble descent, has crossed the
Atlantic, and came over to this
country ou a sort of Missionary
enterprise. It is said she pur
chased a tract of 1C0 acres of laud
in Northampton Countv, Pa.
which together with a clever es
tate, she has conveyed away in
trust to promote the Christian re
The fate of a JHurdera Hor
rid end of a Tragedy. Washing
ton Whitaker, who murdered the
barkeeper Murphy, at the Plan
ter's Hotel, New Orleans, and
who was lately sentenced to death,
committed suicide in that citv.
March ll;h, by stabbing himself
three times with a knife. The
following note addressed to a
clergyman, was found on the ta
ble of his cell covered with blood:
To Father Kondelon Publish
this to the world. The crime
which has brought me to my end,
I am not guilty of that is wilful
murder; for at the time I thought
I was acting in self defence, for I
was fighting against three men,
who were also fighting against
me. The act which 1 am about
to commit, I sincerely hope God
will forgive me for. See my re
lations, and console them.
W. A. WHITAKER.
Melancholy. - letter from
.Mr. Wm. A. Garlick, of She fib re,
(L. C.) lo his brother Dr. Gar
lick, of Peru, N. Y., states that
during his absence from home, on
the night of the 4lh ult. his house
was burnt to the ground, with
three of his children, and all his
furniture, &lc We learn from the
letter that Mrs. G. and her six
children were in bed at the time
the house was discovered to be in
flames. Their residence was a
mile from that of any neighbor.
Upon being aroused from her
slumbers by the raging element,
she sprang from her bed, and en
deavored to awake those of her
children who slept in the same
room with herself; she found that
all attempt at escape through the
door was cut off by the fire.
Having gone into tbe adjoining
room, at great risk of her life,
willi one child in her arms, she
succeeded in awaking the 2 chil
dren who slept there, and taking
one in her arms, was compelled,
by the bursting of ihe flames into
the room, to make her escape-with
the two children from the window.
After she had got out, she called
to them to come to the window,
and she would take them out; one
was saved in this manner. The
flames by this time had so com
pletely filled the house that all
attempts to save the other three
would have proved fruitless.
Their agonizing cries, tpe recol
lection that they had once been,
and their melancholy death, were
all that now remained to her of
them. After Mrs. Garlick had
got out of the house with three
children, and had given up ajl
nope oi saving the others, she
found it necessary to procure help
to remove her children. Herself
badly burnt, barefoot, and scarce
ly a vestige of cloihing, and al
most frantic with sorrow, she plac
ed her surviving children upon a
blanket, and started for the near
est neighbor. She froze her feel,
bu.t accomplished her, errand, and
the children were brought to her.
One of them was badly burnt, but
hopes are entertained of his re
covery. Mrs. Garlick is recover
ing. Plattsburgh Republican.'
A JYew Orleans Breakfast. A
servant of Col. White, of New
Orleans, lately betook himself to
the banks of the Mississippi, to
catch fish for the morning ' break
fast. He cast his seine;
ceeding to draw it, fo;
resistance that he ant::
thing less than a bo;
hard tugging and n,
he and his assistant at i .
it to land, when lo! tl.. -
With closed a monstrous r'''
i feet long, with I
stretched, in readiness t
them! It was not sue':
in the end, for tht i
ing succeeded in kii. ;
gentleman, found in his maw a
half dozen canvass, back ducks,
and a brace of the largest fish
recently swallowed, and none
the worse for their temporary in
humation. JV. r .. Sun.
Another Breach- of Promise. ;
ine iiew iotk iransenpt says:
"A Mr. Jarnes Perkins has been
saddled with damages to the a- :
mount of $450, for refusing to : she was carried from the Cc::rt
marry Miss Nancy Griffith, afterRoom. The . whole scene was
having paid attention to her (ordeeply affedlng. T" 7 r.ppear-
the space of twelve vears. Both '
Parties belonging to Pike,, which
is in Alleghany count)'; hut the '
action ws tried in the county of
Livingston. One of the witnesses
being asked why he advised the
plaintiff to bring her suit , in this
comity instead of Alleghany, be,,
replied, that, in the latter county, .
'ajury could scarcely be found,
who would consider a woman soul
and body, worth more than fifty
Tunnel under the Hudson Riv-
er. ine out to incorporate the
Albany Tunnel Company, has
passed both branches of the legis-v
lature, and become a law; the !
i . c .L- t i :i
ameuijiucms ui wie uuuse uaving
been finally, and very satisfactory
ly, disposed of yesterday.
The bill provides that the Tun
nel, for a distance of 300 feet
from and east of the Pier, shall be
twelve feet below the lowest low
water mark, as defined by the U.
S. survey; and that the crown of
the arch shall be eighteen inches
below the bed of the river. It
will of course pass, by a gradual
elevation, from the place of the
greatest depth, to the shore at ei
theV termination. The clear in
ner widlh of the . Tunnel will be
about 24 feet, and the height
feet. The site is of course not yet
decided upon; but the general im-
pression seems to be thai - rcrCJ
trance into Market-street v i. Le
through Maiden-lane, which lm
ing been recently widened, it ad-',
mirably adapted lo the purpose.
The directors named in the bill
are Joel B. Nott, Stephen Van
Rensselaer; jr., Japies Stevenson,
James Vandtfrpoel pud John
Facts and estimates, we have
reason to believe," will soon be
presented the public, showing its
entire practicability, al an expense
lhat.will warrant the -undertaking,"-,
upon a scale commensurate with
the magnitude and importance v ?
This is one 'pfvthe greatest ar
most valuable charters ever grnr.
ted by the legislature of this state.
It is also one of the most liberal.
Tt is in perpetuity, and vit!ir,;:t a
reservation of the power to modi
fy or repeal. Very liberal time
is granted also in relation to the
period of completion. Upon the
whole, the passage of this bill may
regarded as a measure , of the
highest importance to the inter
ests of the company.
It is due to the representatives
of the city of Troy, to say tha't
their course in relation to'the pro
gress of the bill, has been charac
terized by great liberality; and
that, notwithstanding the suppos
ed rivalry existing between .the
two cities in some respects, they '
promptly and honorably facilita
ted its passage. ; " --
V Albany JV. F. Argus. . .
Domestic Tyranny Punished.
It -will be recollected that we
mentioned during 4he last winter
the verdict of a Coroner' jury on
the occasion of the death of a little
r, I colored girl belonging to a Mr.
: IVl'v, a respectable farmer near
; wtterson, in consequence of the
severe treatment and violence of
her . mistress, Mrs. Folly. - The
unfortunate woman was brought
before the. Bergen County Court
at Hackensack last week, and
plead guilty to an indictment by"
the. Grand Jury, and solicit T tb
mercy of the Supra, . ' ,
presiding. After due con;M.;
tion of the circumsunc s
Court sentenced her to cars
imprisonment at hard - in
the State. Prison. The r,t;:. Na
tion of its sentence hat: r f:)l r;.i-
i turai ebect upon the .. .,!itics
' of the prisoner, and her. oiercincr
shrieks penetrLt. ' eery.' heart as
ance of the prisoner, a well dres-
led, respectable voting woman, of
good connections, s;r rounded JV
her husband and family friends in'
the act of being torn from Society,
and doomed to an "ignominious'
companionship with the: vilest
felons, for the indulgence of an
ungovernable temper, could hard-
Jy fail to excite the sympathies of
the spectators; while at the same
time it affords a wholesome e.tbi.
, bition of the stern and righ4,,ui:i
impartiality of public justice. :
The coloured boy, whr.it will.-'
s be recol ected was the s :ervienr
I instrument of the cleat.
weought to say; of his iiii1 Mow
servant was also broug!. . , ud
i . i i i ' . -
aiso jnvoKea ine. mere" ci the
Conrt. . In consideration cf Li
youth, and the fact of his havinj
inflicted the several chastise:r.?r."
which contributed lo the :!,"' '
death, in obedience to the cor.,
mands of his mistress, he was sen
tenced to only two years itr.pris
onment. -JYu Arh N.J. JidiK
(tA couple were married in
Connecticut and when the cere
mony was over the bridegroom
took the parson aside and whis
pered in his ear "Can't you take
the pay in taters?"
C7Creditors have better mem
ories than debtors.