t fitHSIMY, ' ' I
from ihc Commuter o
i IV. Lands, to
which waa referred a memoi iaUroro van.
dry inhabitants of Illinois praying tho eu
tension of wHtf to thiH,? purchaser of
public IjiiJ who Siati paid far the same
prior to the passage of: the act for the re
lief of purchasers of pn'-die lam!, made a
report unfavorable to the prayer of the pe
tition which was read.
The report made yesterday by Mr.
Vaw Dye from tlie Committee of Pub
lic Lmds, unfavorable to the memorial of
the Legislature of the State of Alabama,!
praying further relief 10 the purchasers of
public lands, was taken up end agreed to.
On motion of Mr. LowtuMhe Senate
resolved to meet, until it be otherwise or
dered, at the hour cf 1 1 o'clock, in the
The Senate then resumed the consid
eration of the resolutitn of Mr. I'atlor.
of Virginia, proposing an amendment io
the constK'ttion of the United States in
relation to the election of President of the
United States, together with the amend
menu offered thereto by Mr. Dickihsos
and Mr. Holmes, of Maine.
Mr. Holmes, of Maine, rose, and in a
speech o( nearly two hour length, sub
mitted fits views of the several proposi
tions before the Senate, and in support
and explanation of the particular project
which he had introduced. When he had
The resolution and amendments were
postponed to Monday next.
Mr. Smith, of S. C. from the Commit
tee on the Judiciary, to which had been
recommitted the bill in addition to the
" act for the prompt settlement of public
accounts," and for the punishment of the
crime of perjury, reported the same with
sundry amendments j which were ordered
to be printed ; and
The Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF KEI'ItF.SCNTATlVF.S.
WtDkSDT. FEB. 12 Mr. FULLER
from the Committt-e on Naval Affairs
made a report on Rodders' Marine Hail
Way or Inclined Plane, favorable to the
object, concluding with the following res
Rnalvtil, That the sum of fifty thousand dol
lars ought to be appropriated lor the purpose of
cotisiructing a duck and wharves for building,
repairing, and constructing vt-Mclt of the fra
ud States at the navy vard in the city of Wash--
ntorr.cnoN of domestic mantfac-
The House then again resumed, in
committee of the whole on the State of
the Union, Mr. I omiinson- in the chair,
the unfinished business of yesterday, be
ing the bill for the more effectual protec
tion and encouragement of domestic man
ufactures a motion to strike from the
ill its enacting clause still pending before
, The cjuestion was taken on striking
from the bill the enacting clauss ; which
is equivalent to a rejection of it ; and there
In faror of striking it out 5 1
Against it 77
The bill is yet in committee, to be
pone through in detail, for the purpose of
The committee then rose.
Thursday, EEB. 13 Mr. M'DvrriE.
cf South Carolina, appeared to-day, and
took his seat.
Mr. Havkiv. from the Committee on
the Public Lam!, made a report in rela
tion to the- extinguishment cf Indian ti
tles to lands, the riy;ht of soil in which is
-Jaimed by an ine'iwdiul state rr states;
which report was ordered to lie on the
rnioAr. n. 14. On motion of Mr.
Williams, of N. C. ii was
Jlnohxt, Thai ths Committee on the Post
C.Ticc and Post lieads be instructed to inquire in
tu the expediency of regulating the port ismte
from Nojlh-Camlias- so thai the mail in return
Irg from the et to lalUhurv . in ti,l statp, shall
be transported by JihrriPt Ford, Lincoln Co.
ami Mrs. Stewart's, lrcdcll county,
On motion of Mr. Mstcalee, it was
iV(?i That the Committee nn Indian Af
fairs be instructed to "inquire hrthtr any, .mil,
K inv, what, ibiiM'S have been committed bv
the late Supcrinten iit of Indian Trade (Pol.
T. I.. M'Kennev,) in the purchase or sale of
'.. -- - V . .. .... .,. tjf ..tl-
tint- the Indian Trade f and that the Committee
bae power to send fur persons and papers.
Monday, fin. 17. -Mr. Jackos, of
Viii'inu o (fere i the following resolution :
kmlml, 1 hat the Secretary of the Treasu
ry ! instnK-ted to ewnmnoirate tq Congn-ss the
mount of money appropriated for the road from
Cunihi rlalKl to Ohio, dt-sigtiating what propor
tion of the same as expanded in the turves inff
and Wation, construction and repair!, of" Uie
mad j also, what part cf it paid to aupcrin
ilaiiti and their assiatants fur miscellaneous and
rontingrnt purposes ; and hi ther any part
thereof is yet unaccounted or, remains due up
on svtMemtnts, and have been csrricd to she ur
Ibis resohe, on the mot inn of Mr. J.
was agreed to by cf neral consent.
VICE PR KM DEN rS ACCOUNTS.
Mr. I SIM lit K rone, wild said, if the
trto'ion hr wt about to make was not in
rriucr, or if any Ketitlemn had a motion
make which would take precedence of
hi, o.'.p, i-t lmpc! it wo'ild be w-'.vni.
i (eviond kindness t lunv.i-if, mid that
.t lt,:,;v s.ulJ t..'.e the bill provid
ing I ir ir'C ttlin' mt-tit f t' tbc t t mints ol
tito V i. c Pit idct.t) U.u.iiT I). Tornp
kisH, late (iovuti'jf i (he Sks'i; of New-
"oi k. I be tpWMi'Hi l)i:l;r.; pUF.,
I he Hjusc i;r cd, by utMiiinioiiS ton
,rnt, now to umsidcr the bill ; and Mr. I'.
moved that it be engrossed and read a
.Mr. Fi.oyo, of Virginia, moved that the
bill bo amended so as to refer the adjust,
merit of the accounts of Mr. Tompkins
to the Secretary of War, instead of the
Secretary of the Treasury, lie did so,
because he conceived that tho character
of this case wai extraordinary, and the
circumstances in which it originated, and
to which he referred, were peculiar; and j -
because he wished, by not refciring it to
the Ordinary Department for such adjust-
inert, that it should oe kept separate ano
distinct from the great tna of applica
tionsof a similar kind, and not form a
precedent for others, hereafter, which
might possess a pretended analogy to it,
Mr. McCoy agreed with his colleague
in tfte reasons he gave for the amendment
and was in favor of it.
The amendment was opposed by Messrs.
TntMPLt and Hamiltom, members of
the committee which reported the bill.
The committee had given a due atten
tion to the circumstances which had been
referred to, and had, from a view ef all
the circumstances, concluded it best to re
port the bill in its present shape.
Mr. MALLAny, Mr. Camhrbleng, Mr.
Sergeant and Mr Hardin, likewise,
for various reasons of expediency, oppos
ed the amendment; and Mr. 1'lovo re
plied in its support.
This amendment was not controverted,
from any difference of opinion, amongst
the iren'.Icmcn wbo spoke, as to the pro
perty of authorizing the adjustment of
the ice President s act ounts, in the most
liberal manner, or on the merits and ser
vices of the eminent individual concern
cd ; for in that there was no disagreement;
but, in addition to the considerations su
ted above, the discussion turned chiefly on
the propriety of one reference more than
the other, the facilities which one would
afford more than the other, Jcc. In the
course of the discussion, the gentlemen,
gcncrall'', txpressed their sentiments of
respect for the public services of Govern
or Tompkins. I hese sentiments were ex-
i pressed with particular emphasis by Mr.
Hamilton am, Mr. Ti.otd.
Mr. Hamilton among other remarks,
said, that while the bill guarded the pe
cuniiry rights and interests of tho Uni
ted States, it comported with the obliga
tion to discharge the debt of gratitude
which the nation owed to t' e distinguish
ed individual who had, with such a manly
devotion, stepped forth and offered every
sacrifice and every hazard in the service
and defence of his country in the hour of
danger. He had no fear that a similar
case would ever present itself again. It
must at least be long before such a case
could occur, for it was not to be expected
that the Treasury of the nation wrnild
again become bankrupt ; that its credit
would be prostrated and invasion be threat
ened; and it could only then occur that
an example like that of Governor romp
kins could again happen.
Mr. Floyd in the course of his re
marks, said he hoped, indeed, it might be
long before such another case should oc
curbefore it should be necessary to have
stir h a man to expend the money of the
nation under similarcircumstances j when
the ticasury was exhausted, the country
lin danger; when blue lights were along
our coast, and the enemy on our borders.
He entertained the deepest sense of the
services of Gov. Tmnpkins; he would be
glad, indeed, to reward the signal patri
otism of that man; and, it it were consti
tutional to do so, would agree to make him
an ample donation fur his public services.
That, however, being out of the power of
Congress, he would provide at least for
the equitable adjustment of his accounts,
The amendment offered by Mr. Floyd
was negatived; and then
The bill was ordered to be engrossed
and read a third time, mm. on.
The House then again resolved into a
committee of the hole, on the state of
the Union, Mr. Cosdict of New-Jersey,
4 Isiiainr. r-
Saturday, being a bill to make appropria- jernmenl to the government of his catho
tion$, in part, for the support of the gov. j lie majesty. He is then instructed to say
eminent a motion pending to strike ut jthat France anticipated danger from the
the proposed appropriation of SI0C0 for revolution in Spain; but the bonds which
continuing the locatioiof the western tiv! unite the two kings had induced her to
uuii.u ruau irom v ncciing io mo .vinsis-
Mr. Alex ANDF.it. of Va. delivered his
Sentiments unf.ivor.ibly to the coo'cmpla
ted appropriation, at some length, when
1 l.e question on striking it out was ta
ken, and it was determined in the afTima. 'ploymentof farce has created the ri;htof
live-nyr 85. ' ; force, in the minds of the dissatisfied.
. Mr. McI.ase moved to amend the bill, Fiance ws endangered bv the contam'ma
by inserting an appropriation of S30O0, ; ting principles, and she bad scut guards
to indemnify the Corporation of Wash- tothe frontiers in her own defence. The
ington City for making certain Improve , eonstrtss had approved of the steps taken
mentsailjief nf to pu'iik property therein. 'bv France, and had engaged to aid her,
Mr. t ocKR nd Mr. Whtplr oppos- fif there ever should be occasion,) in main
edthe appr.pri.tion, und M McLak taining her dignity and tranquility. France
Mr. Kest, aud Mr. Mrrclr, suppoticd a satisfied with making known to Spain
it- ' 1 singly her honorable motives in all she had
It was ti.cn iccii'cd In the tflirrfnivc
Mr. MlLank moved also to amend the
bill, by iti'scrtitiji; an appropriation of 20,.
000 dollars, to carry into execution the
9th ai tide of the Treaty t,f Ghent ; which
moth in w'A'i agreed to.
One or two ether amendments having
been made, and the details of the biU
gone through with
The Committee took up the tnaU
ing appropriations for the support of the
Navy of the U. States, for 182J.
An item of &;o,0(); was proposed to
the bill, for the purpose of constructing
docks and wharves at the Navy Yard, in
Washington, connected with Holers Ma
rine Hail Wuy, or Inclined Plane, on
which a discussion took placet Mr. Tcl-
LEIl, Mr. Williams, of N.C. Mr.Ftoyo,
,fr (Jassett, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Coi-
ir, K, aud Mr. Wright, engaged, consid
ering the utility of the invention, and the
propriety of making the appropriation
On agreeing thereto, it was decided in
the affirmative ayes 87.
Having gone through the details of this
The Committee rose, and reported it
as amended. .
The House then agreed, without a clis
senting voice, to all the amendments made
in the Committee, excepting two items:
but, before taking the question to agree
with the committee on these two exeep
A motion was made to adjourn.
At the request of Mr. Thimble, of Ken
tucky, the motion to adjourn was with
drawn, for the purpose of considering the
bill for the adjustment of the accounts of
D. D. Tompkins, Vice President of the
This bill, as engrossed, was then taken
up, read a third time, passed, nem. con
and sent to the Senate for its concurrence
He comes, the herald of a noisy world,
News from all nations lumb'ring at his bark.
MTtlST FROM EUROPE.
From the N. V. Mercantile Advertiser, Feb. 10
By the arrival of the elegant packet
ship Junft Cr'fiicr, capt. Marshall, in the
short passage of 36 days from Liverpool,
we are furnished with advices from that
place to the first of January, inclusive,
and London papers to the evening of Dec.
It appears that the holy allies at Vero
na, have made a d,ecInration with regard
to Spain, which had not yet been publish,
ed, but it was generally thought, were not
of a pacific nature, and were conforma
ble to the opinions which Montmorency
brought from Verona to Paris. On the
26th Dec. at a meeting of the French
council, the king presiding, the following
note to the Spanish government, prepar
ed by M.de 1'illrlc, president of the coun
cil of ministers, was adopted. Montmo
rency immediately sent in his resignation,
which was accepted by the king. Other
changes it is said, were to take place in the
French ministry. Chateaubriand was to
succeed to the office of Foreign Affairs.
In the mean time the place was filed by
Viilele, the advocate for peace. I lie
London Morning Chronicle considers the
note as putting an end to the designs of
the allies against Spain. " To the nations
of F.urope in general, a different result
might perhaps have been more advanta
geous. To Spain it must be highly bene
ficial. The remains of insurrection, no
loigcr fed by France, will soon be extin
guished. That fine country may now,
therefore, apply itself to the improvement
of its own internal affairs. The example
will not be lost on other nations."
One of the Paris papers states th'at the
sovereigns have resolved that ,l if the dec
larations of the holy alliance are not ac
cepted by Spain, the ambassadors of Rus
sia, Austria, and Prussia, are ordered to
France and Siain The Paris Moid
teur contains a document which is said to
be based on the proceedings of the con
gress. It is a letter of instructions from
the president of the French council of
ministers to the French minister at Ma
drid. It is dated Paris, Dec. 25, 1822
and informs the minister that his political
situation may be changed in consequence
of the resolutions adopted at Verona that
French candour requires that he be direct-
. -f u..- w , .t . , t t..t
VW taaanv vti, ui go
remain on tne ocst terms, i imt the nro-
gress of the revolution has emboldened
the dissatisfied in Spain to demand more
and more of the king until he has finally
tccngnb.ed a constitution imposed upon
him by a military insurrection. The em
done; but Aiistria, Prussia antl TUt'iMa,
judged it nccetsary lo 8Hl a rnnnilcstatmn
of their semimcnis, and had accordingly;
addressed diplomatic notes to their mm
istcrs at Madrid on thta snbjeqt, &c. and
' For your part, M. Ic Contc, in giving
these explanations to the cabinet of Ma-
dud, you will declare to u, tint his ma-
esty a government is intimately united
with its allies in the firm resolution torn
pel, by every means, revolutionary prin
cioles and movements ; that it equally
concurs with its allies in the vvkhes wbich
they form, that a remedy may be found
by the noble Spanish nation itself for these
evils evils which are of a nature to dis
turb the governments of luirope, and to
impose on them precautions which always
must be painful."
"ou will, in particular, take care to
make known, that the people cd' the Pen
insula, restored to tranquility, will find in
theirneighbors faithful and sincere friends-
ou will, therefore, give to tho cabinet of
Madrid the assurance, that the succours
of every kind which France can dispose
of- in favor of Spain will always to olfer
ed to her for the purpose cd insuring her
happiness, and increasing bur prosperity ;
but you will at the same time declare, that
I ranee will in no respect relax the pre
servatory measures which she hns adop
ted, while Spain continues to be torn by
factions. His majesty's government will
not even hesitate to recall you from M;
drid, and to seek guarantees in more effi
cacious measures, if its essential interests
continue lo be compromised, and if it
lose the hope of an amelioration, vvhicl
it takes a pleasure in expecting from the
sentiments which hive o lo titiitcd
Spaniards and Frenchmen in love for their
kings and lor a wise l.litrtv.
Notwithstanding iill the Notes and
threats oi nance anu ivcr a:i;;s we oo
not believe they will fiht Spain ut prcsctit.
It appears from the res-ii-mra'aiis utul chan
ges in the .ministry of France, that there
is trouble at home, wbtcti w jtiid oc doubt
be increased by erncta.-; into yn mijn
war with Spain.
rORTSMOUTII, !! t:. 21.
n-1 . .
i ncrc appears to nc Do Junker any
doubt, that the ships about to sail under
tne command ot sir i.uanl t)wcn, nrc
intended as a reiufoiec meut of sir Charles
Uowlcy's squadron, at Jamaica, for the
purpose of being employed in tukinjc pos
session ol the Island of Cuba, should
Spain be forced into a war with France.
Fhe Trench have a small squadron of
ships (including one line of battle ship)
at Martinique, whose intention it may
possibly become necessary to thwart
Should the deprecated event not take
place, and sir Charles Kowlcy wish to re
tuin to Fngland, sir Fdward Owen may,
in that case, hot a broad pendant, and
assume the command of the station for
the next three years.
PAtllS, dec 22.
A London correspondent informs usthat
Mr. Canning, the moment he perceived
the views ot congress with respect to I ur
key, sent off a courier extraordinary to toy
lord Strangford, at Verona. This courier
was bearer of a letter to the following im
"On the receipt of this you will repair
to Lisournc, where you will find an hn
glish frigate ready to convey you to Con
suntinoplc ; on arriving at that capital
you nill declare to the I'oric that be must
render the Creeks ino'ependent or other
wise Fngland must take them under her
piotcction. Tl.ii measure is indispensa
bly necessary, in order to deprive llussia
of all pretext for declaring war. I Hate,
V utix. Dec. So A letter from Uidrn
states, that after the great naval victory of
the Creeks, cant. Hirr.ihon of the Cam
brian ISiitish frigate, arrived at that port.
and declared to the amuirahv that his gov
ernment had just recognized the blockade
declared by the Greek trovcrnmcnt. He
even demanded an csact mcoi.m of all the
ports which thelatur government intends
to put into a state of blockade, in order to
make them known to the F.nglish ronsuU.
so that no moie passports may be deliver
ed for those places. It is further stated
that the French consul at Smyrna has in
formed all the cupulas or his nation that
they are to conform the msclvcs to the dec
laration of blockade made by the CI n ek
MADniD, pec I J-
We now know that the holy alliance has
to interfere in our affairs. This news has
. v. v. o. hmw t.MHwa. w W . i
caused a great Jcnsation In the capital
and may hare a bad effect in the provin
ces, where the enemies of tho system
have endeavored to alarm the people by
reporting that 100,003 French would
speedily enter the Spanish territory.
However, the confidence that we have in
the assistance of FngUnd in the struggle ;
the fact that the sovereigns have left
France to act alone ; the continued tri
umph of Mina in Catalonia ; the Ecal of
the patriots ; the new alliance with Portu
gal, quiet our apprehensions, and make
us loon without fear to a war with France.
In spite, therefore of the exhausted state
of the treasury, the preparations for war
are carried on with the greatest activity.
Advices from Lisbon ore to Dec 7.
The opening of the ordinary cortcs took
place on the 1st December. The speech
of the king contains no distinct allusion
whatever to' the state of foreign affairs.
The answer of the President is equally
vague on this point," The emission, how.
ever, is compensated by an article profess
ing to be official, and probably authentic,
in a Madrid paper, stating that an alliance,
offensive and defensive, has been actually
settled between Spain and Portugal, un.
lei1 which Portugal is to despatch tmme.
diatcly, a corps of 8000 picked troops to
the assistance ot the Spaniards, this torce
to be increased as occasion may require.
A communication was made to the cortes,
on the -1th , of a curiou nature. Our
readers are already aware, that the Queen
of Portugal has refused to take the oath
to the constitution, and all the papers,
resolutions, kc. connected with this de
termination of her majesty were laid be
fore the sovereign cortcs. The penalty
decreed by the makers of the coiiHtim
tion, for those who will not accept it', is
banishment from the country, and this rig.
orousextremity ,it seems, the king himself
h determined to adopt with regard to his
illustrious consort. The immediate ex
cution of it is indeed delayed, on at
count oftht! state of her majesty's health,
and the opinion of her physicians, who
have declared she is not in a condition to
travel, either by sea or land, without im
mediately endangering her life. Mean
while, she is ordered to retire to the Quin
ta del Ramalhao, there to remain in se
clusion till she can andcrgo her sentence
A conspiracy to murder the Marquis
Wellcsly, lord lieutenant of Ireland, has
been discovctcd, and several personsrhar.
gcd with being concerned in the atttempt,
have been apprehended at Dublin among
them were Henry Handwich, Ceo. Gra
ham, James Forbes, Mitthew HambridRe,
William Graham, and William Drown
low. MJ1K AT CAUAWBA.
hi a rsvn.LF, rrn, 7. We understand
bv a gentleman from that place, that a
Fire recently broke out in Cabawba, which
destroyed several buildings: among oth
er? the store of Hinaldi and Peters, (by
which, after saving all they could, they
lost about C or 8000 dollars worth of goods.
Sic.) Mr. Tobin's Tailor shop, and part of
a row of buildings erected by .tessrs. Cro
chcrons, in the cellar of which lucre hap
pened to be a number of kegs of powder,
that were forgotten in the confusion, and
an explosion took place, which blew up
the greater part of the building, which
was of brick und one of the finest house:,
in town. No lives were lost.
We understand the fire was produced
by the carelessness or intoxication of a
tailor, who after having taken his noctur
nal frolic, went to his shop, kindled a large
fire and placed some dry wood near the
hearth and went to sleep. The fire com
municated to the wood and produced the
On Tuesday morning last, as the mail
stage from Annapolis to Washington t hy
was crossing the Queen Anne bridge one
of the horses took fright and was the means
of precipitating the four horses, driver and
stage, over the side of the bridge. One
horse was killed on the spot, and the dri
ver so much injured that his recovery is
uncertain. The height of the bridge is
between 20 end CO feet.
Jngewm ll'cai htg. Miss Mary Davis,
of Franklin county, lately wove a big
which will hold three bushels, without a
scam. It was wove with three treadles.
Iflunchottf Aec'ulrntrK young man
named Henry Williams, of the same
county, in tiding a race for a qusrt ot
briuly a few days ago, was thrown from
his hoiic and killed on the spot. This is
said to be the eighth accident of the kind
thiil has happened in that county within
15 years. lUU'gh Register.
F.M'F.nn IOCS TRAVELLING.
i"Tic.s, x. v. fec II A trip from
L'tica to Albany and back, a diatance in
the whole of 192 miles, performed in
eighteen hours, by Mean. Powell, Parker
Ji CVs. line of stages. A party of gen
tlemen started in the above line of stap.es
from this village on Saturday .morning
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tuai. jul i,CI I - UllUI Ki UOU BITIVCU III
Albany at 10 minutes past 9, .1. M. They
breakfasted in Albany, and after remain
ing there one hour, started on their re
turn, and arrived at Utica at 7 o'clock in
the evening of the same day, having thus
completed the whole route ef ! 92 miles
in the tmptcccdented time of 18 hours,
including all the time pcnt in stoppages
on the road, and in taking one meal at
Conytic's, 56 miles from Utica I ! . The
trip was performed by the horses inordi
nary use on the line, and without injury
to them, and apparently with perfect case
No accident of any kind occurred, not
withstanding the immense number of
team and sleigh-;, which Were met
and passed, and with which the road from
this place to Albany, is at this time liter
ally filled. This is an instance of sprcd
in travelling, which is truly remarkable,
and we may venture te say is without a
parallel in thia country Gazette .