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In the Senate, the sub-treasury
bill being under discussion
Mr. Brown followed Mr. Pres
ton, replying at length to the re
marks of that gentleman. Mr. 13.
expressed his astonishment that
the Slate banks, which before had
been denounced as unsafe, and un
worthy depositories of the public
revenue, were now lauded as wor
thy of all Government patronage
of all parental care, lie de
fended with much zeal, the late
President from the aspersions
thrown upon him as the cause of
the general distress, andsaid, that
the conduct of that illustrious in
dividual, so far from deserving
the censure cast upon him as the
cause of the present distress, would
go down to all after ages as a pa
triot and statesman worthy of the
country that elevated him to the
On the 4th inst. the question
was put on the passage of the
sub-treasury bill, and derided in
the affirmative yeas 26, nays 20.
(Senators Brown and Strange,
from this State, voting in the af
firmative.) So the bill was pass
ed, and was sent. to the House of
Representatives for their concur
rence. On the 30th ult. Mr. Buchanan
presented several petitions from
Pennsylvania, remonstrating a
gainst the admission of Texas.
Mr. Preston rose to protest a
gainst the impression going a
broad.in consequence of the si
lence of the' Southern Senators,
that they intended to permit this
question to go by default. He
had several petitions in his pos
session which he had refrained
from offering, because there was
an understanding that nothing but
tfye special business of the session
was to be attended to. He wish
ed it then to be generally under
stood, that the Southern Repre
sentatives intended to disallow the
prayers of these petitioners; and
be pledged himself that whenever
Parliamentary forms would per
mit, he would introduce a "propo
sition whi b would have the effect
of not only bringing Congress to
a decision, but Mould lest, in the
strongest manner, the public opi
nion on the subject.
The Speaker laid before the
House of Representatives, on the
30th ult. the following report from
the Secretary of the Treasury, in
reply to the resolution submitted
by Mr. Stanly:
Sept. 30, 1837. $
Sir: This report is submitted
in compliance with the following
resolution, passed on the 28th inst.
and received at , the department
"Resolved, That the Secretary
of the Treasury be required to fur
nish this House with a statement
of the number of sub-treasuries
which will be required, if the bill
imposing additional duties as de
positories in certain cases on pub
lic otiicers should, become a law;
and lurther, how many new offi
cers must be created; if any, how
many new buildings to be erected,
and what will be, as nearly as he
can estimate it, the annuaf expense
of the system; what the salaries to
be paid the officers, or what wH!
be the commissions to which they
will be entitled."
In answer to the first inquiry, I
would state that I have had recur
rence to the printed bill of the
House of Representatives, "im
posing additional duties as depo
sitories in certain cases on public
officers and for other purposes',"
and which is supposed to be the
bill referred to in the resolution.
Under I hat bill, if in its present
form it should become a law, I
should not feel authorised to ap
point auy number of "new offi
cers," whether called Sub-Treasurers,
or otherwisej and created ei
ther to keep or disburse the pub
lic money. The bilj seems mere
ly to impose further duties as de
positories on the officers now ex
isting and employed in the collec
tion of the customs and lands, and
ia tlje Post Office and Mint. The
number of those in each of these
establishments, if that information
be desired, appears, with a few
exceptions, and more accurately
than could otherwise be stated
without delay, iu the last Biennial
Register, published by the State
Department under the direction of
Congress, and to which I would
respectfully refer for that purpose.
As to the second inquiry, it may
be observed that in -one of the
plans suggested by this Depart
ment in the report at the com
mencement of the session, it was
proposed that from four to ten
"new officers," separate from, and
independent of, those now in ex
istence, might be authorised to act
as commissioners, or keepers of
the public money, at those impor
tant points where it should accu
mulate much beyond the current
But that plan does not appear
to be incorporated into the bill
In reply to the third question, 1
would state, that no "new build
ings seem to be contemplated by
this bill, nor have any been consi
dered necessary by this Depart
ment. In answer to the fourth inquiry,
"what will be, as nearly as he can
estimate it, the annual expense of
the system what the salaries to
be paid to the officers or what
will be the commissions to which
they will be entitled?" the fol
iowiug statement is presented;
As the bill now stands, in the
fourth section an allowance exists
which covers all the additional ex
penses authorized by its provi
sions. That allowance is not con
sidered as sanctioning any com
missions, or any new salaries to
any of the keepers of the public
But if independent commission
ers or agents had been authoriz
ed, as proposed iu one of the plans
submitted by the Department for
consideration, it was estimated
that their number need be only
from four to ten, and their sala
ries not exceed on an average
$2,000 annually, without com
That plan not being adopted,
the only additional expenses of the
system annually, as permit led by
the above section in the present
bill, would be "for clerks, fire
proof chests, or vaults, or other
necessary expenses of Safe-keeping,
transferring, and disbursing
It is computed that, in all, from
ten to twenty additional clerks
may be necessary at the most im
portant points of collection and
disbursement. As the warrants
paid at the places of the greatest
receipts and disbursements do not
generally exceed four or five per
day, that number of clerks will
probably be amply sufficient.
Fifteen at $1,000 salary per
year will be $15,000; and it is
not supposed that the compensa
tion need, on an average, exceed
At a similar number of places,
additional iron chests, safes, or
vaults, may be necessary. But,
as they now exist at several ports
and land offices, and the first cost
of them will not have to be re
newed annually, it is computed
that the yearly expense for these
will not exceed the sum of
The only other additional ex
penses contemplated will be some
small items for blank books, trans
fers, etc. Bill lllf lCt ivill nrrvLt '
, , "... (iMr-
I bly not amount lei any thing be
yond, if it equal, what is now paid
for conveying money to the banks
from the land offices.
: Should the Treasurer, as re
commended in my recent report
on the finances, be permitted to
receive money'' in advance for
lands, at such points as may
be selected by him for public con
venience, little or no expense
whatever will occur in transfers.
The whole additional expense
Under the bill mentioned is, there
fore, computed not to exceed year
ly the aggregate of $26,000.
' LEVI WOODBURY,
Sec'y of the Treasury.
Hon. James K.: Polk, Speaker
of the H. of Representatives.
On the 2Sth ult. the bill for
postponing until the 1st of Janua
ry 1829, the October instalment
of the deposites with the States of
the surplus revenue, passed the
House by a vote of 119 to 117.
(Of the delegation from this State,
Messrs. Bynum, Connor, Haw
kins, McKay and Sawyer voted in
the affirmative; and Messrs. De
berry, Graham, Montgomery,
Rencher, A. H. Sheppard, C.
Shepard, Stanly and Williams in
On the 3d inst. the House de
cided, by a vote of 1 18 to 101,
that Messrs. Claiborne and Ghol
son were duly elected Representa
tives from the State of Mississippi
in the 25th Congress, and are en
titled to their seats in this House.
The bill authorising an issue of
Treasury notes, was still under
discussion iu the House.
SATURDAY, OCT. 14. 1837.
fl7We learn that the notes of
the old State Bank and of the old
Newbern Bank, will continue to
be redeemed at the Branch of the
Bank of the State in this place,
only until next Friday, 20th inst.
Adjournment of Congress. The
two Houses have passed a resolu
tion to adjourn on Monday next,
the lClh inst.
Appointments by the President,
by and with the advice and consent
of the Senate. John McKinley,
to be one of the Associate Justices
of the Supreme Court of the Uni
Henry D. Gilpin, to be Solici
tor of the Treasury.
Theodore S. Fay, to be Secre
tary of the Legation of the United
States at the Court of his majesty
the King of Prussia.
Benjamin Rush, to be Secreta
ry of the Legation of the United
btaies near her Britannic majesty.
The negotiation with the Sioux.
The councils that have recently
been held with the Sioux of the
Mississippi, terminated in the
conclusion of a treaty, by which
it is at present only proper to say
that their title to about five mil
lions of acres of laud was extin
guished for a consideration of one
million of dollars. The tract thus
acquired lies east of the Mississip
pi river, and has been used as a
hunting ground, the dwellings of
the Indians being on the west side
of the river! They still retain the
privilege of hunting on the land
they have ceded, so that there is
but little reason for the lamenta
tions that some writers on the sub
ject have indulged in. The con
dition ot the Indians is hardly
changed; they have relinquished
their occupant title, and have ac
quired, in large annuities and oth
er beneficial stipulations, the means
of improvement for an indefinite
future. During the progress of
the councils, which were nume
rously attended, a great many
speeches were made by the chiefs
and braves. Globe.
(t?A deputation of Sacs and
Foxes, at the head of w hich is Ke
okuck, the principal chief, and
which consists of twenty-six males,
four females, and four children,
arrived in this city yesterday, un
der the charge of their agent, Ge
neral Street. These Indians form
one nation, the numbers of which
may be estimated at 0,400. Some
of their kindred, of the same
names, now live south of the Mis
souri river, and, since the war of
1812, have kept apart from the
main body of the nation. Depu
tations from these came a few
days since, with Major Pilcher.
It will be necessary, probably, to
hold councils with these several
deputations, when there will be a
fine opportunity of hearing the
most eloquent Indian orator; for
such Keokuck is admitted to be.
It may be as well to say, in expla
nation of Black Hawk's present
position, that, since the termina
tion of the war in 1832, he has
held neither rank nor authority in
the tribe, neither is he attached to
the delegation. It was the wish
of Black Hawk, and his son,
Roaring Thunder, to visit the
great towns and villages of their
white brethren as freemen, having
before been taken through the
country as prisoners. ib.
Sioux Gallantry. The Sioux
Chiefs were in such exslacies at
the dancing of Miss Nelson at the
Washington theatre, (deemed for
symmetry of form another Venus
di Medici,) that they thiew their
war caps on the stage, and laid
their buffalo robes at her feet, in
homage of their admiration.
JY. Y. Star.
Experiment. We learn that a
locomotive has been placed oil
the Wilmington Rail Road, two
miles of which is completed con
liguous to the town, and that it
runs at the rale of 24 miles an
hour. Raleigh Stand.
Petersburg Constellation. H."
Haines, Lsq. editor ol the Peters
burg Constellation, having be
come embarrassed, from causes
not connected with his political
life, has surrendered the Constel
lalion Establishment to trustees,
who offer it for sale on the 1 5th
November next, unless previously
disposed of at private sale. We
hope, with Mr. H. that this is only
a "brief professional farewell." ib.
A Murderer arrested. Some
six moths ago, an individual came
to this place and settled in an un
tenanted house in the outskirts of
the city, whose general appear
ance and habits were such as to
excite suspicion as to his real cha
racter. He seemed a perfect
stranger, having no acquaintan
ces, nor any regular business or
occupation; and although regar
ded as a person, whom it was pro
per to watch, yet nothing transpi
red to implicate him in any crimi
nal transaction. Last week, how
ever, being the term of our Supe
rior Court, several gentlemen
from Anson county were here in
attendance, as witnesses, and, iu
passing along the street, they
came across this individual, whom
they immediately recognized as
Thomas C. Ellerbe, formerly of
Anson county, and a fugitive
from justice. The fact being
made known, he was immediately
arrested by constable Murray, and
carried for examination before
Thomas Cobbs and John J. Chris
tophers, Esquires, when the fol
lowing facts were elicited:
The prisoner was fully identifi
ed as the individual who, about
the year 1824, committed a mur
der on the body of a wagoner
near Cheraw, S. C. and immedi
ately absconded before process
could be served on him. Since
then, nothing certain has been
known of him, until sometime du
ring the past year, when a para
graph appeared io the newspa
pers giving an account of the mur
der of William Ellerbe, by his fa
ther Thomas Ellerbe, in West
Florida. From the fact that the
prisoner was supposed to have
gone towards Florida, and from
the further fact, that he had, when
he vyent off, a son named William,
the inference seemed clear to the
witnesses that the murderer was
the identical Thomas C. Ellerbe,
now in custody. And so thought
the Court, for it ordered him to
prison, to await further develop
ments. Raleigh Reg.
Strict Construction. It is said
by the New York Advertiser, that
the Postmaster General has deci
ded, in a recent instance, that any
writing upon the envelope of
newspaper, beyond the mere ad
dress, subjects it to letter postage.
In the case which led to this deci
sion, n newspaper was sent by
mail addressed to "Joseph Thom
son, with the respects of Ira Wil
kius" and the recipient had to
ay letter postage fur it, while- the
sender wa$ subjected to aiiue of
five dollars. ib. T
Truth is stranger than fiction.
There are two dogs in Montgom
ery county, of whom this fact is re
lated: They had been hunied to
gether after deer, for several
years; at length the cider. gut his
hind-leg caught m a steel trap in
the river, which caused him to
lose it just below the hock joint.
This did not prevent him from
running, however, after it healed.
But his young friend and pupil,
from that lime forth, ran upon
three legs holding up the hind
leg, corresponding with the injur
ed leg of his companion.
Yellow Fever. Of 350 emi
grants arrived at New Orleans di
rect from France, nearly one half,
it is said, perished by yellow fever
a few clays after.
The fatal prevalence of yellow
fever at Natchez, is confirmed by
advices received from Louisville
to the 28th of September.
JV. Y. Star.
From Florida. News from
Tampa to Sept. 11, stales that
Gen. Jesup estimated the field
force which he would soon have at
10,000 men, to commence opera
tions in October. His health is
restored, and he believes the Se
minoles must be severely chastised
before they will emigrate.
Volunteers for Florida. The
whole number of volunteers, ac
cording to the St. Louis Republi
can of the22d ult. which Gen. At
kinson has orders to accept from
Missouri,, is 900. They are re
quired to be at Tampa Bay by
Nov. 1st. Gen. A. had gone on
to Columbia to accelerate the or
ganization of the corps.
JV. r. Star.
Northern Indians going to JFVo
rua. Letters received at St.
Louis mention that the govern
ment agents have succeeded in en
gaging about 500 Shawnee, De
laware, and Pottawatamie Indians
for the Florida campaign. ib.
Mexico. Extract from Mata
moros, 21st Aug. 1837:
There are strong indications of
hostilities between the U. Slates
and Mexico, the latter refusing lo
satisfy any demands which the
former has made.
Mr. W. H. "Wharton, the late
Texas minister in the U. States,
who was taken on board of the
Texas schr. of war Independence,
and confined in prison in this
place, was fortunate enough to
elude the vigilance of his jailors
and escape to Texas. ' Several
Americans have been arrested and
imprisoned in the Cuartal, and re
fused all communication, on sus
picion of having aided and abet
ted him in his flight; among them
are James Gourlay and G. T.
A vessel arrived here yesterday
from Texas, bringing about 75
Mexican prisoners, which were li
berated by the Texian govern
ment. Mexico still holds on to
her Texas prisoners, about 34,
and I believe there is no prospect
of their being put at liberty short
ly .V. Y. Star.
JVotel Case. James Decker,
in the Circuit Court of Orange
county, N. Y. aged 19, has been
found euiltv of
under 14, without the consent of
uer parents. rhe nn
.several miles to the residence of a
6i, aie, wnom tney lound ab
sent, when the girl insisted upon
going to the next town, saying
lhai "if it was not ftxed then it
never would be."
A second Abolition Press at Al
ton destroyed. About dusk of the
21st ult. the steamboat Smelter
put ashore at. Alton, the Illinois
side of the Mississippi, a press
supposed to be for the R
jah P. Lovejoy's new abolition
wince, me pacuagesot which were
placed in the store of Messrs. Gea
ry & Weller. Miich excitement
was produced by this circum
stance, and at uiidninl,, .
citizens broke into The ,t U
me press into the riv 1
types were found. B5
wai Aioeri van Saun, an of,!
icspcumuie iarmer at p,w
hi that vicinity, as Q
burned on fcumlay ,as,
survived but a short time !,
pears that in taking Ule
off the fire he accidentally n0 '
some boiling water upon ,jg r u
and in attempting to take I,,,?
off he fainted away and fell
the fire, where he lay until the
turn of his family frotn chll
He was literally roasted (m h
legs up to his breast. He J
nearly 70 years of age.
Large adipose Tumor.
nntp lumnr n,i W. ,n
and measuring 27 inches roy
the neck, was successfully remo.
ved. last week, from tha ul ,
woman, aged aboul 60, in Ke
bunk, Me. The tumor was re.
moved in eight 'minutes. h
been growing nearly 20 venrc "
Late front England. TV
ket ship England arrived at
York on the 4th inst. brinein
vices from Liverpool to ilie
ult. 1 he intelligence from P
lugal and Spain only is of so
The price of Cotton e a;s
pleased lo see steadily advances
Uplands are quoted 5d to 73d.
Money market rather heavy,
but little doing in the U. S. Bid's
Portugal. The news lo Aug.
13, gives a partial change of min
istry, and states that the Revok
lion was spreading slowly but k
curely, and the efforts lo put ii
do wn unavailing. Numerous ar
rests had taken place at Oporto.
The . army and the people seem
generally to connive at it.
Later accounts from Lisbon cp
to August 21st, state the import
ant fact that the Duke of Tercei
ra had joined Saldanha. Saldac
ha's army is now called the "Ar
my of the Restoration." He en
tered Coimbra the J Oth Augus!
with 12,0U0 men, and was mo;:
enthusiastically received; the peo
ple crying for the Q'leen andil
Constitution, and foe Saldaata
"Salvador da sua Patria."
Spam. Callalrava and his as
sociates have retired from the mi
nistry imputed lo the intrigues ci
Espartero with the Queen. The
latest accounts from Madrid, re
port that a deputation of 77 Cot
tes had requested the removal
Queen Chrislina, and the appoint
ment of a regency. The disgr
of Espartero by the Cortes'
openly talked of. He has, ili
said, become very unpopular.
Washington Market, Oct. 10
Turpentine, new dip, $2 li"
Old $1 70.
Tar,$l 50. Whig.
Petersburg Market, Oct. 7
Cotton no change in price, 8 t
1 1 cents. Int.
sociation will hold its annual'
sion at Town Creek meew?
house, in this county, comment
on Friday before the fourth Sun
day in this month.
In this count v. on TbB
last, Susan S. youDgest child
Dr. James J. Philips.
WL. nave 01 iaie ni -
larv o.k introdace.1
'E have oftate hart a new
arid into our school,, entiilrd the
.. hp iV
ii nun we uuu ii'i" . - j jr
superior lo any ihinj of the km
Vre.i lo ibe public. U i 'Be,.J -n
lievedwitb us, that, children '
twice 8 fast, from the stu'lr f r
a lhy uill f,om any o'ber tpn lt;
whatever; for which reason pa g
teachers are advisfJ, to ,se . ,n
Spelling Book, for the eh fJH
of the rising geneiation.
Sept. 30, 1837-
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