fie, following resolution was- before tbe .
. , committee of the whole Oh a firmer Ay : '-' :
' ".Resolved, That the' Secretary of State,
j"the Scctetary of theTreaMirfjfcBdtiie'Atto!
. ney General for the lime being, be authori
, . sed to receive propositions of ..compromise
i and settlements, from th severalcompanjes,
Jorpertorts claiming public lands in the terri
, tory of the United States, lying south of the
.State of Tennessee arid west of rtie state of
i ' '-. I f" & .1 4 I .1
oesrgia , inu uuauy to bujusi aim scuic mc
-"-same in such manner a in tKeir opinion,
will conduce to the interest of the U. States"
An amendment limiting the powers of the
'. - commissioners to the limits prescribedby the
, convention between the.Uriited, Spates and
- Georgia, bad been adopted in 'the committee
of the -,w hole, .,-,f"ii-'H rv-'V...--. '!.;
After some debate the ' house adjourned
... without deciding on the V resolution, reported
." by the committee..' 'p-''-.v .;,,:.,.,. 'V1.
:: vy"r"rt'-" ?-2y ' i: Wednesday, Pei.,6. .
v , Mri John C Smith front the committee 6f
'-tain military pensioners In the stale of South
- 'Carolina Referred J : V-v Wrvj W.
A representation of Duncan jM'Farland,
' - accompanied with several documents , com-
. . punning et tne unaue ciecuonot namuewu.
. -Pun lance, was presented, and .referred to I the
'"committee 6f elections. vs, . '.:X..'-i-,yk,t
" A message was received from the Senate
-.stating that they bad receded front their third
amendment to the- bHl making" military ap-
' v,:propriationB,. which allowed a certain sum for
. ' 'the postaee of letters sent frnnv and received
, hy certai ofGcera-of the. war dapartment;
- ; and that they had resolved that' the bin 4Hor
the Wettf direction of Jhe collectors of the re-
spective ports bfthe United Stales in granting
to seamen certificates of citizenship," should
jftot pa. V..V r.r'vA :--' ' v j I
. The house resumed 1 the onridtmiion of
"the resolution reportedly the. "Committee of
'the iwhpkj, submitting to the final decisiort'-of
commissioners, the claims lut lands ceded by
Georgia to the United Slates t and after de
bjte which occupied the whole day", adjourned
j.wiljiout coming t any decision - i, t ; Y' '
' Mr. Thomas laid on the table ihe olio wing ;
TV" ppe'sohltipO t '' .-w .-.-!; -i' ,', t
. Resolved, That a committee be Appointed '
' -.to join with such committee, as the Senate
. may appoint on thair part to consider and re.
port,, wcai ousmcss is necessary vo d oone
' ' -by Congress in the present session, and when
; it may be expedient. to close the tame. - t ,
. ., The house resumed the consideration f
"the resolution reported from the committee of
the whole to whom was referred the report of
, a select committee appointed to enquire into
the expediency, of amending the several acts
providing for the sale of the public lands of
. the United Spates. ,,. ' s
i Afuayiuj" licuipcn 4liit subject, tud
jiouse adjourned . , ,, 4,... rn ... ,w.t
, ; ,f. co... Friday, Fti. tO;
, The houie resumed the ennsideration of
the unfinished business of yesterday. A long
and interesting debate ensued on the tircuni
- AttncesatUivlingihe Vasoo speculation, tn(
the'c-jnsei'jence Lkely to ensue froert tle en
' lire dUalbwance or compromUeaf the claims
if individu ils fyr cumpvmwtion fr lands pur
chased under the several acts of Georgia, and
frf(.1ed o the United Stales ) when about six
' oclotk the quctionwMen by .yeus.. nt
tviys o th tl!owin- resolution and carried
, k in the sfTin'uijvs VeasCJ Nsys si.: '
44 UenVIvcd that the Secretary of State, tke
Scrre'ary of fhe,Tteuyt and the Attorney
Cci'iTi'lf"- Retime be authorised to-
recire pro j )nlions oi compromise nd aet-
tleincut frtin tbe severs! companies or per
iot.stbniiin 'ublic lands in Abe territory of
the Unit ;! SUts lying south oftlitatata of
Genrrfis j'snd inslly t adjust And settle the
tnr!u;in surh manner, as in their opinion.
' will conduct to the intcreU of the United
States i Provided, that in such settlement,'
the s:ml commissioners shaSt not exceed the
ll:r.i' prescribed by the cansentiA with the
slaeofGeor-jia. , . . i ,''
. After motion to adjourn atKl postpone the
suhjert, wrre made and ot ; , and the pr
posihon of rii sniriidment, of Mr. J. It an
fo!ph td modify the rt-oluiMin so is 't
inhittit all coiwiHrnsaiioo Cur land purchased
urt'trr the. cU of Cieoii ut IT9J, was
"dfclnrcd r "tin order, the I'.Uowing rviolo
tl scrridl . ,r .
nfK4-4r thnt tlrT Hmr- Hmktil by fawr
Slmic tlnms tu.t!ic tt.cc d tiie bctriUiy
t Sie, mi; lit foht tx'emlcd to the first dy
TMii i.es-. .;.".
lVT"'K'0 4,l',rn a'le refer the tw
a jl'ns to a s Iv comntidee to bring in
s-.e ntupVLh wa 1 ,l!trct,,tl by an adjuarn-
',-.. Vn,t'.jt , 4 , , "
n-lf;.. i Mm(Ltu tfi 13.
, rffsfi, the ! .,f i,ne,.u,! .
. prred tolV' c ,,t""
Mr.;th ,np,s.,- - : ; '
e J l.f Th-,m.s T.ngey. I?,.1
i!.... ...i ..... K Hrent, . 1 ho-i
Uhlf.if tSemKKts snd w,rT,,7 ta
. A bill for the relief of certain military pen- i
sioners in the state of South-Carolina was 1
readin'eomtnittee tftheswhole,and irtfered'.
by the house to a third reading to-morrow.'
- The house went into a-committee of the ;
whole ; Mr. J. C. Spilth in the chair, on the
UMltui HlVIVUUbllUUVI tiv. uai tuc VUI JJ3
The bill reduces the officers, of the corps to 4
vajvu.ui nnii u iieuicnanis, ana empowers
the, President At any future period, when in -
bis opinion it miy be necessary, to augment .
the number of officers so as not to exceed
those at present authorised by la w. t "- ,1 a ,
' Mr. Eppea moved to strike out from, the
werd next in the-3d line of the Istscction and
insert The whole of the officersf of the ma
rine corps except such as are in actual service
in the Mediterranean,. shall be,- and the same
are hereby discharged from the service of the
. United States. Provided, however, that if
the. President Of the United States shall deem
it expedient to employ a greater naval force ;
than is now in actual service, he shall be, and
hereby is authorised to appoint such addi
tional officers; as may be necessary for the
additional vessels called into service.' f ,
This motion occasioned considerable de
bate In the course of which it appeared that
the "Lieuffjint ' , Colonel 'received more
than three thousand dollars a year ; that there
passed through hi hundsnear ISOO dollars
Uyear ; and that there were at present near
1 dollars unaccounted for tThe amend
1 ment was objected to, and wa negatived on
;the groundof its reducing the officers and
not ths men'. The bill was agrerd to. The
- reijuctiott is totake place on the 1st of
'..March. , .:: , V.y-:y;i"l':'.' '''';-' '
T , On motion of Mr. Jackson the1 house took
up the hill making provision for the applica
tion, oi money uereioiore appropriated to the
laying out ana makinu: public aads leadinc
irom tne 'navigawe watcts enptymg into i
the Atlantic to t.he Ohio river. i J
Mr. J. Clay moved to postpons the rbill to
the 1st Monday of December., . , . , .
' ; Ii&t Ayes 40 Noes 41. . .
'"''Mrr.R. Griswold moved to amsnd the Rrst
1 section, as t rest tho President with a gene-
designate a route,' to be reported ta.Coirressr
Tor (heir ultimate decision, which Jnotion af
ter a short consideration, -was agreed to by
a considerable majority. , j ,. v .3 .
Mr. Lyon ofiered a motion for enuowerinr
the President to designate- the route ..
Lostwithout a division. ;
"The committee rose, and reported Vac biH
with several amendments, in whichihe house
concurred and ordered the bill tpa '.hird rea
iding on' Wednesday. . . r . . V - .?
.. ' . iTuesdaj, lei. li.
' 'Mr. Tlodney observed, that a sulject Bad
some time since been before Contress, in i
"which the commercial world was cmsidera- !
bly interested j he alluded to fixinr stand- J
rd of weights and measures. Unfbr an lm-
presMon that this was a fit time to fesvime ita I
.consideration,' he moved ' a resolution to in.
struct the commiUee of Commerce and Ms
nufactures,soeniuire into the expediency of J
fixini a standard of weights and meaiures. :
Mr, Le il -suggested tbe propriety of refer
ring the subject to a .select committee, in
which idea Mr. Rodney jscrjuieseed. fWhen'
Dr.Mitchill after assigning a number of rea
sons w hich Ird him to be o( opinion, thai Con
gress would not during the present session,1,
be enabled to arrive at an y conclusive mea
I ures on the sulject, movtd to postpoic the
rcxnuuon nimi lo-morrov !
The bill lor the relief of certain military
pensioners In South-Carolina ; the bit for
the reduction of the Marine Corps j an! the
bill for he relief of Samuel Corps, were read
the third time and passed. , ,
The nioi'wn far the appointment of a joint,
committee to report when it will be exped-'
, ent to adjourn, and what business it wiD be
proper previously to attend to, was agreed to.
, : Mr. Uard's motion for the imposition of a
tax of ten dollars on every Negro imivrtcd
into the United States, was taken up. , ,
A de ute arose artiich continue yll
oVlock, hrn an adjournmenttook place aith
out anv decision. .
A'nsrs. Ilanf, Tindlcy, S. L. Mitchell, and
Sloan, surportedj and Messrs. Lfiwndes.
Bedinger, .Macon, Moore, and Muger, op-
r:tr.ted. escaned the pen of a writer, the
U.- - .
philanthropy of whose nearuo"er sicuu .
There was scarcely, a department of natural
"science not improved or enlightened by his
-research Sc the creative power of his genius ;
and politics k- theology, in their widest range,
seemed almost too limited for faculties at once
.patient and profound. . " II associates jltt
science will seize the occasion to' manifest
f that,-whatever insensibility to ment may ,
ometimes unfortunately attachiothe politic
al world, the 'armest grajtitnde invariably
xmbalms the memory of those who have em-:
vinentlv distingui&iied themselves in the walks
of philosophy To the ' Amerfcan philoso-i
phical Society, whose annals are brightened
by his labors, we look for the memorial of his
: greatness. . ' '.
' ; DUEI A"New-ork paper mentions, that
Dr- Center, who was wounded in a duel with
Mr. Rutledge, had one leg amputated, and
-died two days afterwards. . . ' ' .y
- It appears, by accounts from New-York,
that Gov1. Cwntom has come to a settled de
termination to resign I all pretensions to be
. considered as a candidate at the ensuing elec
tion, for the Chief Magistracy of that Stiitiv
That our readers may form an idea who
will be his successor1, the following paragraph A
is inserted lrom the 1 Evening rostj' ot the .
15th nlt1' '' - ; ;;''.'f ' C-v.
' " Tht next Gevc'rnorAVv are this mo-;
:ment assured that a committee having waited
on 1It. Chancellor Lansinjr, for the purpose
of knowing from him'whetber he would per--.
mit himself to be held up as the candidate for
Governor at .the ensuing election, received ;
an answer in the: negative. The two compel- .
itors that now appear to, wge their rival -,
claims to the honor of, starting against Mr. .
ntirr, are, we understand, Mr. D Witt Clin-r .
ton and Mr, Cha,nrellor Livingston.1 Be it;
which it tay,.we think there will be sport on
..the turf."' . ." ; .ji . ; , . ..v 4 . tj
The iiCfrislalnre of the Sttef Yen
have assented to the' amendment to tlic Con-1
stitutionof the United Stated respecting the ?
-eleclion-of President and Vir.e-Pres:dent.
sjh is the eighth state which has 'approved :
of tbe amendment. '- -: '
.The Senate of the UnitedStates have pass
ed the bill entitled, An act erecting Louisi
ana into two territoiies, and making provision
for the temporary government thereof.'' v
rYeas 20,'Nays 5. - . . ... v "
The Senate have also -passed the 'Salary '
billy Yeas SONays 7. , : v :
The Resolution for laying atax of ten dol
lars on eve'ry slave imported has been post
poned in Congress until the 2 ,Mondoy in
'March, in order to give time fur the Legisla
ture of Soutb-CaroIinA to repeal the Jaw for
allowing the importation." " ' ' ; l. "
V-.l.incrn for tke errcti-.ii of a wJ
, iv!n ' fr,r rn ml f ',i-r.r. ;
. . flit tl,t rekfcici of U.is
Mm- f.nuUt - Arts 44.
" The .nis. rif, rrrd the rtM-lmiitps rrlaiing
W f In IikIs rr!4 br ticnr)(i lathe
Unil,-' S'Me, Bttrdlo i I liil.j-, i, B ctc(
i6aimiUte lo trinjf io bill.. , . ,
..... - - -
TUESDAY, MARCH , Jio. :
DIED, em Fndsr morninp last, of a 1in-
-prrtnj-tolliarapliveinne, Mr. Joan hfl
xmcs, .f.u :i, a naure of Donmngtoo, York
shire, (hnj.) aod brother of Mr. George
Jtnnirjs of ibis town. ' .
WF. have imposed upon us the painful du
ty of announcing the mournful intelligent
ohhe desth of JOSEPH PKIESTLEV, the
fotorite of science, the advocau of civil and
religious Itlxrty, the ornament of the land In
which he lived, and lite pride of the age,
from which he received, and on which he re-
necteu glory, as in tbe lile oi such a man
the world was interested, so nothing short of
the tributary regrets of a onivsrso can duly
commemorate such departed greatness.
For one, the Editor of this paper challenges
from thoe who" occupy the sphere oflts rir
rutalion the solemn admiration merited by
'I him whose carter of terrestrisl glory hss
dnn to a cioe ahuul having been tarnish-
i y the minutest rrprosrb. Il were vaia
"J emjtt, in this nrcesrily c oriel twice,
iisifi.,, lhrt , B,MTllr, rcw (if
sne auOjia,iNljch ,ankhid aia the most
THE leisure hours of ndid '-man would
be well employed in comparing Mr. Tracer's
sentiments, so unexpectedly revested, with
the federal measures which ensued; from the
time he uttered them. . .
These sentiments pourtrayed, ritb tin
common exactness, the outlines of a plan
which he said was well understood and Ki
lled with many of the leading men in our go
vernment ; particularly in the New-England
States, ' and some a't the Southward : and
which was determined to 'be brought about
in this country." We needed not this ex
planation to be convinced of the existence of
such a plan t but many who have heretofore
refused tocredi what the republican have
said to this effect, may consider this precious
confession of one of the chief conspirators,
(what else but conspirators shall we call those
whose dark intrigues were undermining the
Constitution, and establishing on itsroms a
system abhorrent to the feelingsof the people)
as a .conclusive proof f the evil designs of
.leading federalists. -- , " '
Jf the clearness, candour, moderation and
consistency , of Mr. Grivwold's Memoir are
not sufTiciont o give rtrrj reader a, strong
impression of its truth, the character of its
author ought so remove every doubt i in the
sphere of his personal acquaintance, which
is by no means small, he is admired (be his
talcnts,&. for bis veracity. Mr.Trscey himself
will note think, "Heny that he esteems him.
He probably considered, however, that the
most pet feet of human beings may be lortnd
vulnerable in some point orother, and that
Mr. Griswold must be an exception to the
-human ..character in gene til, if he could
withstand the flittering temptations bkh
he intsndrd todisplay. It appears, however,
that he mistook bit man j and was repulsed ,
by a rigid integrity, which he had, perhaps,
seldom found in his dealings with mankind.
Lookback a moment, fcllow-cftitens, to
the period whcnthistai was rapidly fulfilling;
when a Sedition Law and a Standing Army
were the natural flipring of Mr. Tracey's
idea, M thid tht ptojit had too mwk hhrtit
when the enormous growth of the VuMic
Debt and the rapid increase, of Tasea were
begining to operate as tornnt drain far
jmtr ipan mtnrj "when the Stsmp Act,
evinced that Mthe lesdingmen In our govern
ment laughed at tht auusvi mhuh indtxidjtm
! rm for indrptndtntt hcn a
hotdeol pnliticsi fanatics, with the tonni
v snce of govt rwrnent, erecting their cc iksd-t
in token of defiance and numbers of beard,
less boys, oi.rich federal ttmilies, strutting in
fists! uniform, and Douril.ing their swords
over l he hesdiof pUbelan ttlrlins. shewed
how ripe the government was Ur the esta
llishtm.r a Body of NoUimen r' -and
when a strong hand of religious coercion in
this stateyvevinced that it was Wended ..'f
.bring about In due ti'me; an 'ettabCshtd h!i''X' V
gion, end an estiiilished clergy vithaoddt sa , f j
la'ries, independent the jMopIel'-' Lookback ? 1
at those times, tindjf you are fistonUhed at j
the rapid progress ofuhe system, -recollect .
that Mr. Tracey explainsthebusinebs when '
he says it was'4 apian well understood and. f
settled,tt &c. ' . . ..
' A few years more, .and thisTn, so well
: ''understood," would have been jMjin cxecu-rtldnT'-'Ttie
-materials for this uncotrth fabric
of despotism were "fast fiirishing ; and we
should soon 'have Seen them , rising rapidly
into system, anq acqmnng sucnsirfngtn as
would bid defiance to the efforts of an tncrva
ted nation.' ; " . .. " '. ".'.'
But the pebpfe who "had read ne-xiiaher
and become mighty politicians" as Mr. Tiacey .
expresses it,' could not be olways deceived.'
They were willing to " plow, una f;oef and
go to meeting, but not to " M gentlemen go
on and make laws" as jhey pleased, without
exercising their ccnstitutional authority pver
these gentlemen. Ihey had ; atoo.much li
berty", to be under the necessityof remaining e
KMC' .IJJCCiaiUl "l iiivii uuLuiiif; , gin j i
they saw the iniquity oilederal leaders ; the
" old whigs started at it," and this moniterof .
despotism, the legitimate offspring of a fede- '
. .. -i . - .- .. . , i
rai parent, was suiien in emorj-o. j i
! After this cutting disappointment of tluur
.'. i. ........ ;u t;li.n.ni.!u!.M: . ' i
muai saiijuiiic 11. is iii 0,11 y aJll, iiuik -.j:
they should become tutbulenfanq unruly nd I ,
seek to destiov a government thus wrested '.' i
from their hands nor is it surprising .that
they ahoiild hjrbour this design under the " j
cloak of regard for out Constitution,, when it i
is remembered that ovrtonstit utton and our , ,
Liberty were constantly in their months, at the ' I
very time they were plotting the downfall of -
bothl v ': ' ' . ,: 1
If any one shall say that these are harsh as- ;
sertions, let him look once more at Mr.Tra-
cev's 6cri. expressed in Mr. Griswold'a tne-
moir; and let him observe, with attention i
the-emphatical assertion of Mr. Tracey, that n
this u tlan teat well understood and ttttled sriA '
jmaryef tht leading men in our government ; and '
,eo .determined to be brought accut tn tmscoun-
Yellow-citizens, let these precious relics of
federalism be preserved for future generations .. . i
that your posterity may know what kind of
men these are. who are crying out to vehe-'
roently that the democrats are hming dovn
the Constitution i .-' '.-. .
These same men, whose plans, so M well
i . . j i . . . i i M t ': .... .. '
unaei aionu ana sciiiru, nve ocen row ing
up the fpund&tion of those sscred rights and
privileges, so dear to freemen, tiave been en- '
deavouring to frighten the American people
with the dismal chimeras of Barruel and Ro
binson, and with the visionary idea, that the
aim of republicanism was the overturn of P.e. .
hgirm. Law, Government, and every ' thint;
which good men held racred.- Does not tbis .
conduct resemble the inimiity of the inceOdW :'
ry, who raises false alarm among the pec
pie. io ui ins ownoarx scnemea xnay eKire
' -Maw-Yeir, W.'I5. ' '
THE VICE-PRESIDENT. '
. The citire ns of rtie Union in general, end ' :
of this state in particular, who regard with
much interest (be charges which have bten
published agrinsl Mr. Burr relative to the .
last PresidenfiM election, will be gratified to
leam, that he has put those allegations to that .
Wsue for which his enemies have expressed so
much desire. 1
Daniel D. Tompkine, F.sq. of this cityi hs
we are informed, instituted a suit on the part
orMr. Burr, against James Cheetham.author
of the publications alluded to and which ia '
trought in such maimer aa win enable him
to give the truth in evidence. The wrk ta-
li K Mif niMilsmese, ii a.!E. ... r j .
swsjviasw PIIIl'til 9 U W
mages, of course the person prosecuted will
be exposed to no embarrassment of difficulty
with regard te bail. In other reinects the
suit is to be pushed with promptness and ef
fect. The prrsecuon will comprise all the
charge, principal and ' subordinate I Mr.
Burra accusers will of course have an oppor
tunity of bringing into court all persons whe
ther hostile or friendly to him by whose tesii
rnony they rosy hope to substantiate their
We are happy la stating the above, te find
that Mr. Burr has waved his own fcelinR,
and his repugns nee to prosecutions of thia
nsture, in eorrpliance with public ertiment
which evidently expected this from hitrw
His forbesrance has been ascribed by his ene-
mies to motives injurious to Lis rep&uUon
trier hse repeatedly taunted thsl thry only
wished an opportunity to prove their cisrgte
in a court of justice. The epportunity will
mijic manaer aunroeoinera.
Frimarr 1 4.
Capt. rierte.of the ship Andromache from
Amterdm,$okrmsus,Uiat beleO theTeiel
on the 4th December, at which time the most
at live preparations were oor.tir.ued inl lollsnd
foe the projected lovssion. The Batsviars
Republic had been ordered to furnish 13,000
mm as its quota, and a draft of that number
was accordingly made eboit fi,. atnk v.. ,
He adds, that the French Cov,mment hid
hired many Dutch vss,at a certain suns
' Mr ton, and a gratuity m proportion to the
td'.rder.Utrenir the troop, to England.
' etU pressed kito t unkt were se re-
1 ceive no gratuity,
A report prvva.led In Amsterdam tllst lhe
Brest flet w ills 3 JO transperts, had aailtd cm
secntetpeditiun. . i 4. . , ,
Capt.m M.arjH who arrived at this port
ttsterdsy from Nsples, lnf.wm ,R,t 30,000
J i rmb troths were in the nrVara part of
thatlingdbw at the time cf J.k departure t