t '. ,
k ' t
is to submit the question to the cool mid deliberate
judgment which thn people are now forming of
public men nnl measures, to Ihe conical which in
going on between the antagonist principle of the
two great paries which divido the country leav
ng the selection toh made at ft proper lime, by
the fair and unbiased expression of the Republi
, ran parly, in such mode an niay be deemed mojti
10." llciolerd, a the opini in of thin Convention,
, That the interest a well the wishe of the
People of North Carolina, demand a change in the
Chief Magistracy of ,lln State t That we believe
the beat and lasting interest of thn Republic will
bo promoted by the election of a Governor who
- will an administer the State Q vernment aa to en
' cure fidelity in those appointed to oili.:e who will
appoint no one to office, but men who are conti-
j tutionally eligible who will rigidly enforce eco
nomy in the public expenditure, thereby diminish
ing the taxe of the people who hu capacity and
independence ferloly and faithfully to perform
each Executive duty, and who hat a sympathy in
principle and feeling with tne people.
11. Rttnhed, therefore, That Una Convention,
in conformity with lh public aentiimint a ex
, pressed in the primary meeting of the people, doth
. nominate LOUIS D HENRY, of Cumberland
county, for I he. office of Governor of the State of
i ' ' North Carolina at the ensuing election, having the
highest respect for" hi talent and moral worth,
and unwavering confidence in the soundneas of him
political faith, and to his devotion to the best in
; lereala of the State. 1 ...
12. Resolved, ,1 hat committee of ait be up
pointed to carry the above into effect, and inform
.Mr. Hex! oftbia nomination, and reqiiei hit
. acceptance ; and that they be authoriz! tu furnish
enpiea of the aaine to tbe Democratic preaa of the
Resolved, aa the opinion of thit Convention,
That good nith aa well a legal obligation require
that the banking institution in North Carolina
should resume epecie paymenta without delay ; for
this Convention cannot recognize any just principle
in the position that it ia dishonest in individual lo
refuse the payment of their just debt, while an i
other portion of individual may, as corporations,
refue the psymeiit of their debts.
13. Revolved, That the dividing Bank profit,
while the B inks are in a atate of susjiensioti, is
violative of the just rights of their creditor and
tends to the encouragement of an immoral, dis
regard to the sacred character of contract.
11. Resolved, Tint a Committee of four be
unpointed to draft an Address to the People of
North Carolina and that the mid committed re
port to an ndj aimed meeting of this Convention,
to be held at Salisbury, on the 20;h day of May
15. Revolved, That John L. Henderson, Charles
Fisher, J. C. McCnnnanghey, Uurton Craie,
Obidiah M. Smith, Charles F. Fisher, Geo. L.
Smith, John Shaver, A- Henderson and Henry W.
Connor, be appointed a Committee ot Imitation fol
invite the nominee in tfiia Convention, and other
friends of Democracy of .our country, to assemble
a'ldconault on measures for the public g , and
in order thai the people may hear both aide and
judge between them.
Which being read
Mr. Haywood o Make, rose and objected lo
certain portions of the Report, which gave rise to
' a very animated and able discussion, in which Mr.
Haywood. ppMHd and Messrs. Wheeler, 11) uart
end Allison sustained the Report. .
The Report and Revolution were ifin unani
When the Resolution nominating Locu D Hex
IT of Cu ub-Tlaod a a Candidate for Governor
vii read, it was received by Convention with
en huiatic applause.
The Aairith-innounccdt the names if the
"... fa lowing gentlemen, tn cotvttttule the Committee
to inform Mr. llr.Mat of hi nomination; Gen.
Allison of Urange, Col. Jone of Warren, Gen.
Move of Edgecombe, Col. Ilicka of Granville, G.
Montgomery ; anT
The Chair then announced the following Com 1
mittee to prepare an address to be re poriH to the
Convention to be held in Salisbury on the .01 h May
neat Thomas L. Hybart, J. H. Wheeler, Cad.
Jone, jr , and M. Hoke.
The Chair then announced the following gentle
men as constituting the Committee of Currespon
dnnce: Bedford Brown, Robert Strange, U'oldoti
N. Edwards, Charles Fihfr, Tb. N. Cauwron,
Liyhlin Bthune, ff. A very, (B-rk ) fJrn. Bow.
r, ( Ashe. ) Thomas L- llvlwit, Cad. J'mh-s, jr., G.
C Mrtore, David R-id. J eph vV. Hampton, Wm.
A. Bloont, A. W. Meltaoe, Gabriel' Holmes, sen.,
Th e. I. Patiur, Hyphen W. Fu, Burton Cratge.
On motion the Convention then attjMinied till ?
o'clock thi evening.
Tvtvlii) ertidng, 7 oVocfc.
, The Convention met pursuant lo adj-Niroioent.
On morion of Gen. Graves of Cassrcll, it was
ordered that 5,lr00 copies of the preceding of I hi
Convention be printed for distribution. On otFtr
log this Res lotion, Gen. Grave made an anima
ted Speech which elicited hurst of applause from
the Convention. Cad. Jones, Jr., Eq.,of Orange,
as then called upon and addressed the Convention
in a humorous and eloquent speech, which he
made a haepv allusinn to the recent Dimocraiic
triumph throuj;h(nit the Union. t
Mr. Hybart of Cumberland wa,nett railed on,
end in an eloquent .manner congratulated. the Con
eetionnn the bright prrwpert bt fnre them re.
guished Inamrof selecting'one of her most talented
and brilliant sons fr the Candida' of the IX
mocrary. lie narrated ihe political history ot
Mr. Hr.af bis leep devotion to Ihe cae of
free principle and democracy bis gallant hear
ing in i-very r onteit, and offered tbe ax-mrance: that
the banner of Di mocrai y would never be lamixhcd
in hi hand.
On loot ion of Mr- R'"id of Cumberland, it was
Renolved, That the thanks of this Convention
m tendered lo the President and Vice Presidents
end Secreterie, for the able and sa'i factory man
ner in which they dis:harged Ihe dunes of their
'IJie Convention was then addressed by the Pro
aident. On tnotUm of Mr. Loring,
Agreed thallns Convention now adjourn, tn
meet in Sale-bury, on the 20th May next ; simI that
nIMbe Counties in this State be requested lo send
slclegiktes to lhat Conv. nijon.
' HENRY PITTS,
I JOfJlAH O. WATSON,
THOS. W. GR4VKS,
Fidnev Smitb,""- - '
' Serretti'len. ' . ' "'" j :. '
From iht Analyit q tit Glob.
Friday, January 14, 184"J.
The Snnate did-nut ait to day.
V IIOUSR OP REPRESENTATIVES. ,
r The, House resumed the consideration of the
Treasury Note bill.
The main question wa first putgon concurring
in two verbal amendment, and carried. Secondly,
on the amendment inovedby Mr. Gilmer, and
carried in Committee, atrikufg nut the provisions
"of the bill, and inserting the following t f
" Provided, That the amount of Treasury note
that may be issued under the authority of tins act,
hall be deemed and taken aa so much of the loan
of 13 nnlliona. authorized by the act of July 1841.
Carried, yea 1U5, nay lU'j. ,
' Mr. McKay asked leave of the House lo submit
an amendment, providing that the Uoverunieiit
shall only receive the note of auch Bank hall
receive the Treasury Notes at par. The amend
ment being objected lo, was not received.
jThe bill waa Mien ordered to be engrossed, and
was read the third time, when, ,
Mr. Suter$ moved t re commit tbe bill, with
instructions to report au amendmeiil suspending the
operation of the act to distribute the proceed of
tie aalea of the public land amongst the States,
and to pledge tbe ameto the redemption of the
Treasury Note now authorised lo be issued. .
Mr. Fillmore moved tbe previous quest. on, set.
ting aside the motion of Mr. Saundtrs, which was
seconded by the House.
The main queirtion on the pas-age of ihe bill
was then taken and decided in the "affirmative.
Yeaa 129, nay a 88. So the bill was passed. .
Tbe Speaker called for petitions from Kentucky.
Mr. TSompun presumed a resolution id the
General Assembly if the Slate of Kentucky, set
linn forth Ihe arrest of certain citizens of the Uui-
ted Slates who were going from Texas, to Saul Fe,
by tbe military forces of Menco, tnat some had
been put lo death and other treated in the most
cruel manner and railing upon the United Stale
Government to interfere in behalf of inese men.
And further, lhal the United State demand of
Meiico, in ibe further progress ul Hie war with
Texas, lo observe the usage of civilized nations iti
(lie treatment of prisoners.
Mr. T. moved to refer to the Committee on
Mr. Munknll submitted a resolution asking Ihe
Pmsideul Ui communicate to Congresa all the in
formation in his posssion in relation the subject.
Mr. IFooi moved lo i iclude in Ibe resnluunn
the caxeof the American patriots imprisoned at
Van IK'imau's Land.
Alter some objection the amendment a agreed
to and the resolution, a amended, adopted.
Petiiinns were then preoented and afier nri
furtiwr business ummportaut
The HiMJse adjourned.
Suturdajf, January IS.
The Senate did not ait to day.
, House of representatives.
Mr. Liun Bovd presmited a petition from Ken.
rortky, paying for the repeal of ihe Bankrupt act,
ana oi'ived to refer Ihe seme to ihe Cotnm t ee on
the Judiciary, with instruction lo rert at two
o'clock lo day, and in execution of the o'der of ihe
House, pasned oi ihe $th instant, a bill lo repeal
the acl to eatanlish a uniform system of henkrupl
y-WoTthUniuut Aatear passed the'Cib
Angust, 1(?41. Upon this resolution, Mr. B. moved
the, previous question..
The resolution having ben read.
Mr. B. again called lor Ihe previous question,
Mr. Cave J'Hinwm di sned hi frind iom K
tuckv to nioJifiTs resiiluinih w as'io JircMTie"
Mr. W4Marwf movd (ay ihe smtMtonand iiK
structinns on Ihe table.
After some discussion and much e nfusion.
The question was taken on Mr. Wmthrop' mo
tion In Isy Ihe sulj"ct on Ihe fable, and
Mr. Cave Johnson having called for the yeas and
nnys.it was decided in the negative yea 103,
Alter some conversation, Mr. B yd modified his
resolution, so as tn'rvquire the committee to report
instanler, instead of at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Granger moved to lay the whole subject on
the table yeas 07, na 1 15.''
?Jr. Chittenden moved an adjournment 8 reject
ed ; yeas 60, oats 154.
The previous question was then carried yeas
Mr. Tomlinson moved an adjournment s r"jected;
yeasRI nays 143. -
Mr. Granger rose lo a point of order, and inqui
red whether, the renolutioo being modified, so as lo
require a report in' aider, U did not require i vote
of Iwo thirds In pas it.
The Chair thought not.
Mr. Granger then called for the yeas and nays
on the msm question, which were ordered, and re
sulted yeas 1 18, nays 09.
So the resolution ot' instructions was adopted.
Mr. Marshall and several others then called for
th report. v -
Mr. Granger ro and asked whether the Com
mittee on the Judiciary could report the bill in Ihe
fare of lh order pad by a vole of two thirds,
and thua Override the regular business of ihe Houne.
Cries from several ; the report is the regular
Mr. John C. Clark called for the regular Hu.j.
nees, which w i the reception of peiitnsis umlei
the siipeiiion of the rules.
Mr. Wise said that as otie of the majority who
li ad passed the orJer requiring the romii.iiir.. on
the Jndiriarv lo report uisianter be hau a right to
demand of that committee, that they should now
present their report in obedience to the order of ibe
House, snd he accordingly did call on their chair
man to make his report forth wi'h.
Afier some remarks upon the point of order in
volved, from Messrs. John C. Clark, Barnard, Bur
nell, the Speaker, and Wi.e, and a great deal of
uproar and confusion,
Mr. Saunders said that as me of the Judiciafy
Committee, he was prepared lonls-y the ordnr of
tl n Houe, and akrd leave to ri Hirl the bill now.
Cues of no, no ; I ohjiict, 1 ribjert
After some rem iik Irom Messi. ('uniting, Wise,
Fillmore, and the Sjcaker, -
Mr. Proltit rose and made a frw remark, which
were not heard at the i Hiri i' dek in ronse.
quenre f she iwHe snd coiilumoo tint prevailed.
Mr. Fillmore interrupted hian i but .
Tbe Ssaker said Hih geuileuiaii Irom ludiarla
was entitled to the fbatr. ,
Mr. Promt said lhat he concurred with the gen
ilenmn from Virginia, that ihe question renuijed-'
no motion. The order w;is imH.-tative, nnitnie re.
nort was the ret-ular buainaia oi Uia limine, iod the
committee was bound to comp'y with it. The ma
jority had pawed the ordor, and yet the minority
attempted to overrule H. -
Mr. Randolph interrupted Mr. P. and called him
to ordur. " ,
Mr. Profi , - Ay, call to order a rmich as you
please", thai is about j o ir p ted 5 will the gentle
man nliiie his point of order.
Mr. Randolph's point of order was nol heard by
the Report r, in consequence of the noise and cn
fuxion that aaevailed.
Mr. Johnson, of Maryland, insisted mat ine
qiestinn before the House was the motion of the
senilemnn from New York. Mr. J. C. Clark.Call-
nig for the House lo proceed with the business of
receivitiB petition under the suspension ol ine
rules. - '
Mr. Marshall said, that the gentleman from
Maryland was mistaken. A soon a the Chair
had announced Ihe decision on the adoption of ihe
resolution, and before Ihe gentleman from New
York got the floor, he (Mr. M.) rose in his placo
and distinctly called on the uommittee ol ine ju
diciarv for their report. '
Mr. Garrett Davis gave notice thai he would, on
Monday next, aik leave lo introduce a Din to re
oeal the Bankrupt act. - -
Mr Arnold moved an adjournment rejected,
yea 87, nay 113.
Mr, Barnard (chairman of the Committee on
Ihe Judiciary) desired to atate to (lie House dis
tinctly thhl he considered Ihe order of the House
passed on the 8th mat. imperative; and lhat H did
not require ihe order ol to day lo give it new force.
He had been ready to report, in obedience, to Ihe
order of the House, ever line Tuesday last, and
he held himself ready to report the bill no, if il
waa the pleasure of Ihe House to receive it.
(Cries of " now, now " and, on the other band,
" no, no. I
Mr. Saunders aiid that he understood the chair
man to say lhal he considered the order on Ibe
committee as imperative, and lhal he held himself
rea !y tnreiortiiow,ifthe House would receive this
report. Now be (Mr. S.) had received instruction
from the committee Since the order of to-day was
passed ; and he now rose, in bbedience to ihe order
of the II mse, and asked leave lo report a bill to
repeal the Bankrupt acl.
Great confuaon, call lo order, and frequent
ea Is on the S,jker for his decision.
The Speaker said lhal it must be obvious to the
Houisj lhat the question presented was a new and
difficult one. There waa no precedent tearing on
tl to be found on the Journals. It was clear to
him I'nat the House could determine upon die or
der of its business. L-l the Chair decide either
way, a majority ol Ihe House could, upoo an ap
peal decide Ihe question. .It wa not very mate-'
House h id, however, decided on the 8th tnsl., lhal
the Committee should reairt on Tuesday last ; and,
again to-day it had decided that ihe committee
ehould report inatauier. He, therefore thought it
lo be the duly of the Chair lo call upon Ihe coin
mittee for it report.
Mr. Cashing appealed from the decision of the
Mr. Welter moved Ihe previous question on Ihe
appeal ; and, afier an inelP-ciual motion for ad-
jonrnmeut, which was negatived yea 89, naya
The Speaker dated Ihe question and hi deci
sion al length.
Alter further point of order had been raised and
Mr. C. II. William moved lo lay Ihe appal on
the taa'e. Carried veas 101, navs 93.
So the appeal was laid on the table,. j
Mr. Turney called for Ihe report and the bill in
accordance with lb decision of ihe Chair.
Mr: WintbfTHJ insisted that the Speaker" should
call upon the remsining States for petition.
The Sneaker said that the report and bill were
first in order.
Mr.' Barnard (chairman ol ihe Committee on Ihe
r. Sisaker, in
obed le lice io"tne perenipt i iryorde t oTfhe Housed t
iiuyrln lull In reitwisi ifll eiHauiinho4 a sun-
M r. V iiithrop ohje:ted to Ihe reading of the
bill, snd presented the point of order, lhat the or
der or tne Hjum having been complied with by
tne report of the committee, the House must re
turn to i's regular hutiness.
Mr. Hopkins called the attention of the Chair In
tbe U-Vh rule, wlnci presi:riLea thai when a bill
i presented, it mut firnt be read for information ;
and if ol ted to, the question arises, shall it be
rejected f Ha iherelore raised the point of order
whether itie n- xt question was not, "Shall this bill
be reiec'ed 7"
The iaker decided that Ihe bill must first be
reed, which was accordingly none and after that, he
further decided that (hwiKiint of order raised by
Mr. Wmthrop was correct, and thai Ihe call for
petitions must be proceeded with giving the res
sons tor de-iion at length.
M. Wise appealed from llie decision of the
Chair, and alter a dubite, in which Messrs! Wise
and Fillmore look imrl. -
Mr. Everett moved to lav the bill and appeal
upon the table. .
Mr. Arnold moved that the House adjmrn.
Mr. Underwood wanted to know whether, if the
House aJjourned, the bill and appeal would be Ihe
first thing in order on Monday morning.
The Speaker said lhat Ihe appeal would.
The ques'ion was then laken upw the motion
to adjourn, and decided m the attiiuiatife yeas
So ihe HiMite adjourned.
iVfa-.;jf, January 17.
In the Senate lo-day, numerisis memorials were
presented, principally from New I ork, concerning
the Bankrupt law. All of wnich were referred to
the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. ('lay hud a great variety of petition In pre
sent, .ill remonstrating against the repeal or pro!-p-element
(lf the Bankrupt law. R-mire miking a
motion to rider them, he submitted a few olnerva
lions on the subject. In cunclus ), he relerred lo
a rumor which had hee:i cirruUled in a in inner
fiat demanded some notice ,ai hi hand. Tins
ru'iMir wa that he had instigated certain move
ments in the other end of ihe Capitol (ihe Home
of Representatives). in relation to the repent of the
B iiikriiiit law. He scorned lo repel an insinuation
so dishonorable, and so niconitent with his whole
courn of hie and character. He miuhl as wei be
seemed of oritfinaiing the motion nf his friend from
Missouri, (Mr. Liun) lo repeal the Dial rih'inuii act.
When the Bitikrupt act was on its passage in the
other Hoii-w, every onoof the Kenm-ky nelegati'm
hoi one voted against it ; and that one on his return
home, liudiug re h on lo C mnge his opinion, had
now voted for its repeal. It had ben ininuated on
l his, that he ( VJ r. Clay ) had dictn'ed to l he Kentucky
delegation, and mfi jenced their recent vote.' Those
who made the insinuation knew nothing of Ken-
luckiatis if Ihey supposed any delegation sotit rnm
that State would brook such dictation. And what
ever deference of opinion prevailed in the Senate
between himself end those who were opposed to
him in politics, he could apical to every gentleman
in that chamber for Ihe reputation to all uch insin
uations. He believed there w not one who would
countenance the foul calumny not one who did not
believe of him, that whatever may be ihe errors ol
the head, the heurt at least waa right, and lhal he
bad siuilied to live and die an honest man honest
in puldio and private life. Having made these few
observations, he moved thai the petition should be
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary ; and
ihey were referred. .
Mr. Calhoun aubmittod the following resolut ion,
which wa reniKaud adopted, vitt
RetoheJ, That Die Secretary ol War be directed lo
report to the Senate the average strength of the army,
including the Military Acsdemy and Cadets, during tbe
year ending the 31st December last, estimated by the
average strength of esch month, with tbe proportion of
nffirem to men. estimated in the same manner s and
Is ihe expense of the s'rniy. including the Academy,...
for the asm permd, nearly can be ascertained.
Mr. Allen aubmitled (he following important re
solution, which waa read, vizi
RstraVaY That the Secretary of (he Treasury be
directed to inform the Senate, a soon aa practicable,
whether, in bia opinion, the Government can, in the
prevent exigency of it financial affairs, be carried on,
without either recalling lo its service the revenue de
rived from tbe sale of lb public domain, and which,
by an existing act i set apart for distribution to the
States; or without drawing irom the people, in addi
tion lo their present taxes, an amount equal to lhat re
venue, and in consequence of it diairibuikai by mean
of increasing the txe now levied upon them, in the
form of tanffduties; or, by imposing a new and direct
tax upon them; or, by borrowing upon their cremt, in
tbe tormof direct losns, or of Treasury notes, lo be
paid eventually out ot their labor and property. And
if. in his opinion, the Government cannot be so csrried
on, without thus recalling the land revenue) or in
creasing tbe taxes; or the loan to an amount equal lo
that revenue, and, in consequence of its distributMHi ;
then whioh of those alternative will, in bis opinion, b
the most economical lo the peoples the recall of tbst
revenue, the taxes, or the losns 1 Also, tbst he be di
rected to lay before the Senate the estimate and
the reasons upon which auch bis opiuwos may be
Mr. Allen wiahed it consideration at thai time;
Mr. Evana having objected lo it consideration,
tbe resolution lies over for future action. -On
motion of Mr; Liun, the resolution wa or
dered to be printed. '
The bill of Mr. Beuton lo postpone the operation
of the Bankrupt law lor two year from the first
February, was, n ihe motion of that gentleman,
laid on the table pending, the action in Ihe other
branch of Congress on that subject.
The bill of Mr. Linn, lo repeal the Distribution
act, and to pledge ihe ira?eeds from, the sales of
the public lamia lo the delence of the country, be
ing the special order for lo day, wa, on hia motion,
postponed as such till to-morrow. .
The three everl joint resolution of Mr. Clay,
In amend the Constitution of the United States so
as lo restrict lo veto power, to vest ihe appoint
menl of Ihe Secretary of Ihe Treasury and Trea
surer in Congress, and making members of Con
gress ineligible lo Executive appointments, were,
al the. request of Mr. Clay, postponed as special
order till Monday re-xt debility preventing him
from onmg the debate on them lo day.
Tbe Senate adj aimed at 3 o'clock.
Select Committee on Ihe Board of Exchequer
1 he following gentlemen constitute the commit
tee, viz :
Messrs. Tallmidge, Preston, Bate, Walker,
Evan, Merrick, Yung, White, and Rivea.
ItntTSF. n BRPiiMEXTATtVES.
The Hou resumed the unfinished busineas of
Siturday, being Mr. H'isf's appeal on the Speaker's
decision, lo place ihe bill on the calender without
action at this time. ' ,
The main question on sustaining the decision
LwAt.nut.ind Heciiled yea W, nay 11.9.
So the House reversed Ihe decision ot Ihe
Mr Granger moved the rejection of Ihe bill and
addressed the House in support of his moiim.
Afier many motion and point of order had been
made to defeat Ibe passage ot Ibe bill, Ihe main
question was al last taken and it waa decided in
the affirmative, yeas 128. nays 04. A considera
tion wj moved, but rejected.
The question being on the title of the bill,
Mr. Arnold moved lo amend It by adding the
words, " being tbe first important acl of pub ic na
ture that ever passed without debate."
- Mr. We Her raised Ihe question whether the"
amendment wa in order, but subsequently ,wi(h.
drew it. ,
Mr. Wist objected that the amenilment'wss not
in order. First, il would make th title in no man
ner descriptive of ihe bt I, and was inconsistent
with its character. Secondly it was insulting to
thn HiHise, as asking it lo pas a reflection on it
self ; and thirdly, it was nol true in point of fact.
The Speaker decided tbe amendment lo be out
Mr. Wm. B. Campbell moved the prnviout
question on Ihe title ; which having been Seconded,
On motion of Mr. Andrews,
Tne House adjourned.
Mr. Moreheaim presenting certain memorials
renKHHrsting aHin! the repeal, po.tMtnuiem-or
amendment of Ihe Bankrupt law, look casion lo
Mubmit a few observatnms as in himself, I r which
I loose of Represeiitaiives in thn Kentucky Legis
lature had assd, hv a large mxpirity, res dittioiis
instructing their Senators, and requesting the
Representatives of the State in Conre, to vote
for a reneal of the Bankrupt law. The sentiments
of his State were no longer lo b doubt"! on that
point, sod therefore he felt it to he his duty lo con
form to them, lie spoke 6r himself alone, and u
lor his distinguished colleague. There was, he
conceived, a wide dis'inction lietween their posi
1 1 sis. Kentucky was not so m-lliih as to expect
the views of that ditinsuistjed individual lo lie
i bounded by her local opinions. II (Mr. M.).hsd
Ml it necessary In make these ohoervations in vin
dication of thn course he should pursuo when Ihe
quexiioti shmild come Ui for decision. '
The Treasury note bill was reportd back lo the
Senate from the Committee on Finance with several
A number of engrossed bills were read ihe third
time and passed.
Tne Senate rroeemled to the cnnsiderjlinn nf
the proMwili'n of Mr.. Walker to r'for In, Ihe
Coir.untte'e on the Jiiheiary a pillion adverse lo
thj 'e'sl of the Binkropt law, with itisi ructions
to report a bill amendatory of the law, including
limits within its compulsory provisions ; and such
oilier amendments as thn committee might think
advisable. y "
Mr. Kins iiudo'fonie remarks aJverM .i
amendment. . , M ,
Mr; Allen auffroaled that its adnntinn ..i ,
i r miu nay
the effect or delay in i on the renealim. k;n -, .
came from the House and on which promnt
waa (kM,irnble. . . " r - "v,,u
Mi, IFiaUrff did not iiitund. b hi
elay aotioo on ihe question of repeal, thouirh h!
.i....ii.i ti.. i.;n i U. u B
T" T'T r ,v l o prevent
delay he modified the motion so as to make it ii
ply a proposition to inquire into the expedients
reporting an amendment to the law, so a i0 Jn
elude banking institutions within its compulsorv
nrovisiona. r '7
I he motion thus modified waa agreed to.
After some lime tpent in Execuuva sl..:..
Sonata adjourned. ,
' HOUSE OF RE1RESENTATIVES.
Mr. Linn offered a resolution. eMi .
Secretary of Ihe Treasury to communicate to the
uouse, inn reion oi m commissioners appoinied
to investigate iutn the management f the .Ne
York Custom Houae. Objected to, and not received
The Speaker resumed the call of the States for
petitions, and Ihey were presented, on farioua
Mr. Fillmore submitted a resolution callin.
the "Secretary of Ihe Trt ieury lo'renori in oZ
House a tabular atatemenl exhibiting a comparstiva
estimate of the Tariffs of other
of the United State. '
The Houae adjourned. .. .
IN SENATE. 1
WWnriJojf, Jan. 19.
After the presentation and reference ofnumerrajr
memorial for and against the repeal of the Bank,
rapt law, and tbe reception ol report from con.
The resolution submitted by Mr. Allen on Mon
day, was taken up for e.msideratuMi : ,
Mr. Eoam objected to I ha resolution and moved
to lay il oa the table.
After some d'scussion the yea and nays having
been on this m ttion, it wa decided in Ihe nega.
live. Yes 34, naya 17. '
The Senate proceeded to consider aa in Com
mittee of Ihe Whole, the bill front the II. -use of
Representativea lor the ioe of Treasury note:
The bill was rejiorted from ihe Committee of F
nance with several vernal amendments, v. htcb
were agreed lo without opposition.
The next aiiesndmenl propust d by Ihe Commit,
lee was lo atrike out the proviso in the following
Provided, That Ihe amount of Treasury no'et
which may be issued under authority of this. act
shall be deemed and taken in lieu of so much of
the loan Muthoriz-id by the act of July 21, 1141.
Mr. Eean spoke at some length, showing the
absolute necessity of striking the proviso trom the
bill; cmiteuding that the Government would not
only want the ia-me of five million of Treasury
notes proponed by the bill, In carry on its opera,
lions this year, but al least rive of I ho six and a
hall millions of ihe loan authorized at Ihe last
session, not jet effected, which this proviso pro.
posed to dispense with. I la entered into eslimsies
lo show this and omcluded by any inn ihal, at It
end of tbe year, the Government -indebtedness
would Le seventeen millions of dollars.
Mr. Buchanan said be rose for a purpose fir
different from lhat of participating in tin deba
The House of Representatives bad officially an
nounced to the Senate ihe death of ihe lion. Datit
Dimmoclc, it , a member of that Ixsiy from ihe
St ile of Pennsylvania, and although it might not
have been Ihe practice, he owed il to his own letl.
ings, as well a lo the respect u justly rtua in tht
character of the deceased, lo ask thai lh Senate
bildjw a,, leaiimwaitai W iwpWt)f1iis
After some further remarks, Mr. B. moved that
the Senate adjourn.
Tbe motion was unanimously adopted.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
' Mr. Ptldiiek announced lo the House the death
Peons) Ivania ; he died on Ihe Itltb present month
at hi re-Mdcoce in Montrose. , :
Mr. D. offered the usual resolutions as testimo
nials of tespect for the dec-ad. .
The resolutions were unani tooiHly. adopted, and
The H.aise adjourned.
IN SENATE. '
Thtirtdiy, Jan. 20.
Numerous petitions and memorial were pre
sented relating lo the Bankrupt law. -
The" SVnate pneeeded lo Hie consideration of th
Treasury Nine bill, as in Coinimitee of the Whole.
The immediate question before the Commutes
wa the amendment repoiu d by ihe Conimiiie on
Finance to etrike from the bill paed by Ihe House,
Ihe priviso adnpted, (See yesterday ' prtsieedings.)
Mr. Woodbury olneetrd lo the antenJtnenl and
gave his reasons at some leu-ih.
Mr. Calkonn said a genvral diapoeitim pre
vailed on hi part, and lhat of the friend wiih
whom he acted, to acquissce in the passage of the
bill as it was returned irom Ihe HiMite. But it tho
amendment proposed by the Committee was per
siied in, it w aild cause a protracted debate, and
would he Ihe question of debate for Ihe scwion.
If they persisted in this amendment, they would
force him, and loose with whom he acted, into the
general qu. mion. It waa in fact, not only
question of Ihe Session, hot on that would decide
the policy ot ibe Government for years lo con.e.
UptMi this vote turned Ihe fujlure policy nf the
ciMintry. He who vote for Ihe five millions of
Treasury notes, in iibijiwMt Ihe loan. " fr
the rstimnles lo Ihe extent proposed by ihe Secre
tary of the Treasury. He who volt for the es
timate vote for th" expenditure lo that extent, v
and vote for increased taxes, not only lh ti
millions this year, tail thai aunm' for future years.
He who vote for this amendment taxes the peli
loan amount correiptaidmg. II hoped lh Sen
tor, aiid thne who asust him, will pern-it
aeinndmeul to lie vote r'dowri, and thus save n f r
traded debate, and atlord prompt relief to th
The debate wa further continued by Messrs.
Erntn, King, Hire, Pretton, Sevier, Woodbury,
Ityrkumn, and talhovn.
Mr. Calhoun demanded ihe yea and nay M
the adoption of the amendment which were order
ed and remilted yeas SJ4, naya tl.
S i the nemndmeiit wa agreed In, and the bill
wn reHrted to tho Senate.
'Mr. llWiwrjf gave notice of hi intention b
oflir an amendment to the bill after which,
The Smmte adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Ra'tt inquired nf the chairman of the Com
mittee on the currency, when they would rnak
their report on the plan of a Fiscal Agent, which
had lieen re'errrd lo Iheui. ' .
I Mr. Cufhing nnswered lhat he could nol wj
wherj the Committee would bo nble In report. AH