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dollars in wagering, betting, stockjobbing,
Or purchase of lottery ticket within 1 -year
; or in which ha ha five J eatravag mtly anil
notoriously beyond hi means, or engaged in ope
ration of pure huzird, or been guilty of fraudulent
practice. The innocent bankrupt alone to have
the benefit conferred by tha act:, the culpable to
bo excluded from all advantages ii.ider it. .
S. Tha certificate of final discharge from all his
debts, only to be granted on n. j idicial aiiesiaiidii
from the commissioner io (nvr or the (uirno And
integrity of tha bankrupt, signed by two third in
Dumber and value of thu creditors who have proved
their debts, and allowed and approved by the judge ;
according to tha terms an-I principl-of section U3
in the act -of April, 1800, entitled An act to
establish a uniform system of bankruptcy through J
. out n uuiteo state." ' y "
9. To prevent the act (rom luterferin withth.i
insolvent law of the State. ,
10. To prevent theact from iTTpainnjj any tine
upon the land or cbaTtol of any bankrupt, in favor
ofany .rodiior. -f t v
, 11. A fair and lull record of all procejum in
bankruptcy to bj ixuJj and kept, io. tbd proper
JS.'Te exiting act to bo repealed whenever
inconsistent with these amendments. ; V ' 1
f .iQ.resoiution uiiriHiucea Dy nr. urmon on me
" 4th iotant was adopted, instructing tha Committee
on Finance to imfuire into tha nature of trie curren
cy in which tha Government pay it creditor,
whether in hard niouey or depreciated paper
money and if the Government paper wa at a dii
count, ami what remedy if any, w-noe.iry to
enable the G iveynuenl to keep it fulh.',
. The resolution submitted by Mr. L on, a few
data ago, was UkeiAjp.and adopted, in the words
following : ;, .
Resolved, That the President ot tfie United
States be requested to communicate to the Senate,
t it not incompatible with the public interests, all the
information, in his pi-ue-ssiou which may relate to
the receut outrages comuuted by the Mfiican en
ixens or people on the person and property of the
American Consul and other American citiiien
reidiiifl at Santa Fe aud oorthera province ol
The remainder V the day was taken up in con
aidering private bills, neveral of which wets ordered
to be engrossed for a third reading '
. The Senate then adjiurned.
Thurxtaf, Ftb. 17.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration ol
buKiues on the general order ; when a nilintw r ol
enrotaed bill were read the Kurd tune and passed
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
After some unimportant busine during the
morning, Mr. Cuslnni; from the Select Com
nittee raid by tho (louxe on tho curreorv, sub
mitted a Bill accompanied by a Report, upon the4
subject referred to t 'mid. Ve lake the syuopi ot
the Bill from the Globe.
The bill estaMishrs at the city of Washington a
fyiard of Eiohcqiier, to consist of the Secret irv of
lite Treasury and the Treasurer of ihe United S e en,
for the time being, with one Commnniouer, at a
alary of 13,000 per annum, and Commissioner to
be appointed for four yitrn, and not to be reuioveit
from office, except for physical inability, incoinpe.
tency, or neglect of duty ; and in case of icmovnt,
the reasons therefor to bo laid before Congress;
the Board to estaMish aigenci or oflkes, not e.
ceeding ten, viz : at Boston, New York, PinludeU
phia, Charlestun, New Orleans, and firs oilier
places in !ie Uoiteif Stales to be determined on by
the Board ; the officers to consist . f a principal
clerk, and a register for the Board, at salaric of
i I,.,.. jTrfTar gachvnirreaclr agency one sop-T- i(j
intendent, ata-salary of dotlats per-anuuii,
and a register, at a salary ot-, lollars per an-
cum, wuh a clerk for each aencv, if the business
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sinner atoo ir.T-ii:io:iT-u.
Tne Board and agencies to receive and safely
keep lite public monf, aud lo Irans'er and trans
mil the same under the direction f Ihe Secret irv
of th Treasury J said Board and its agencies to
pay all warrants, drafts, ate., of the Treasurer ol
Ihe United States, and pnrforin tlie duties of com. !
niissioners of loans. To receive from individuals
depitet of gold and silver coin and bullion to be
held for sale keeping, and to issue certificates
Iberefor ; the amount never to exceed ten millions
ofdoilars, uolest otherwise provided by law. lo
issue certificate of debt to the public creditor for
tne amount dun them. The several mints of ;he
United State to receive oVposite an 1 issue certi.
ficates ii like manner. Such certificate to be
receivablo and redeemable at each1 and every
agency, and no premium i to bo charged on them,
and they shall ha issued in sum tiom rive lo one
Tlie B ard and agencies lobe authors! to draw
bills or drafts on the several agencies, and to sell
the same at a pie. mum not exceeding the fair cost
of remitting pecie to tt.e place of payment ; pro
vided that r. i bill or draft shall be void, euepi for
caoti nr fuch fundi t nrn received ir. paymeni nf
the puhiic dues ; i. e. Tieasory notes, cettifiraln
of the Board and agencies, and tbe notes of specie
- paying bank. To purchase domestic and foreign
"lillinf exchange, under the directum of the S.
re'ary of the Treasury, when oc-ary for the
. purpose of Government. All payment made by
the Board nr it agi-m-n-s to be in jol I ur silvrr
coin, or with lint consent of tho pnhl c creditor, in
Treerury notes, or cert.ficstesof depoiie, as here
in provided, and in ms .l lr iiietituin ul psyiiifloi
All dues to tl United Stales, or any ottire or
department thereof, may be aid in gold and silver
in certificatr of depoeite isaoetl uudk-r this net, in
Treasury notes, or iu tha notes of bank which
shall be immediately payable, on nvnund, m gold
ot silver, at the places where received. Thn bill
contains suitable checks and guards to prevent the
etuU'ulement mid improM-r use ot tlie public
money, and to secure the fidelity of tbe officers ol
The Bill was read I ice and ordered to be print
(The 8elcl Committee conMtd of Mewrs.
Cushin, Mis. ; Kmne-lv, Md. ; Gdmer, Va. ; Da
vis, Ky ; Wise, Va. ; Rooteetlt, N. V. ; Mi Kay,
N. C. ; W. V. Irwin, Pa.
Mr. Davis submitted a counter repoit, advoca
ting a bclieuie soiuethintj like a .National Hank.)
Friday, Fib. 1 S.
Mr. Simmons preen(eil the creib-niials of the
Hon. William Spr.igue, Senator eleel from Kliode
Islaud, who was qimlifiod, und lo.k hi seal.
Alter lliO presentation of petitiooh and Ihe re
ception of reports from rouimittee .
Mr. C'lfj presented a p'tition from (tersoiis en.
KS'.'d ih various branches of industry at Uv llord,
Penusylvuiiiu, attributing all the dial res and em
barrassment of ihe country to the Compromise act,
and praying for such a revision of the land as
W'Nild give protection to home industry. The pe
tition was accompanied with a request that he
would accompany its presentation with some re
mark. But for this request, he would irt say
word that would nticipit the discussion which
may riae when the subject ot the tarid shall come
up in another way.
lie alluded at soma length to the condition of
tilings at the time the Compromise act was entered
into to the necessity of the Compromise act to
preserve any portion of the protective system to
tha injustice ot Pennsylvania casting any reproach
nn that Act, which preserved for nine or ten year
longer than it could otlierwisa ba preserved, tho
protective system, in which she was so interested,
and concluded by,aymg that if she tntendeii a
tariff Tof protection, her views could be slatua
through her reprenentatives. -
.r. Culhoun reviewed the statements mad" by
the 8wiiit(ir from Kentucky relative to the condi
tion nf thing at the time ooth Carolina yielded
to the Compromise act and showed that it was
well understood then that tr Oly per cent, would
b4 more than aufiicient to provide a revenue (or an
Wconomii'al adunniatratioti of trie Gove nnmiit. It
was not onfy contemplated that a gradual reduction
could be mail to twenty, per cent, in ten years
without injury, to existing interest, but that an
economical 'Administration of the Government
would, at Ihe end nf that period, admit of a further
reduction, even under fifteen per cent. ' D it n w
to attempt rawing the duty pisl twenty per cent,
was a palphble violation uot alone of the act itself,
but of the very principle on which it was agreed
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The petition was then reforlred to the Committee,
on MaiiufBtlure. - -.
The Senate then proceeded to jbe consideration
of the general orders. v
- HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVS.
Mr. 7. C. glark asked leave to report a bill
from ihe Committee on Naval Afluirs. It was
entitled f A bill to establish additional rank in the
navy ol the United States, and for other purposes,"
and proposed the creation of Admirals, Vice Ad
in r its, Rear Admirals, dec.
The bill was read twice, arid was referred to the
Committee of the Whole on thest teol the Union.
Mr. Wintkrtyp and other gentlemen' then re
ported Senate bills from the Committee to wnicu
thev had beeu referred.
The House then resolved itself into a Commune
ot ti e Whole on the ajate of the Union Mr.
B igg in Ihe r hair and took up the Civil and
Diplomatic Appropriation bill-
Three new members of the Committee of
Foreign Atlnrs weie appoii.l' d, vn : Messrs. Ca
ruthers, Stuart aud Meriwether.
Mr H'ise prest-nted a Bill relating to rank' in
the Navy. - ll prtMriiles for Itwcreatroti rf Ihe trow
titles of Admiral, Vice and Kear Admiral.
Monday, Ftb 21.
A message was received from the President of
the Ujited States, enclosing a communication from
tne fcecrttiary of the Stale, iu reply to the resolution
of the Senate, adopted on the 14ih instant, at the
instance ol Mr. Walker, calling for information iu
relation u the action taken by this Government in
the Creole case.
Mr. Wulker requeued that the communication
would be read, winch Was one.
H couUiimmJ iIh &orimry nf chats' letter to Mr.
Everett, informing nun of Ilia circumstance of tne
Creole case, as, reported in the iwo prole! ,tt ady
Imd; and-a4so-o4Wgreiid. wimwli 4ie
' ivernini Dt woutd rest her deu.a.d of rcdrea
trom the Britisli Government.
Mr. Walker expressed his uratficition that o
taA I i.li.f I. v tm m ... ...i... a a f ..... kiud ...aa 1 1 1 Ufl I rri in Kia
w w iium ixt auiiitticu tj tut w n iai
U)e hM ne ,r .llucU t C()ll,41!(
up wnh 'great ib.lrtyv and.- wt-wHl
e'ter, with ureal force of trij'.ti and jii.l principles.
He considered it as confirmatory of Hie doctrine
tiefore urged bv live Senator from South Coroima
Mr. Calhoun iu hi resolutions, u;ianmi uly
adopied by ttie Somite on a former o-;casim. 4le
m ved tnat ttn ro nmunication be printed sad
reierred to the Committee on Fo-eigu ll'-lnii ns.
Mr. Uaihoun secmided the motion, and took tha
OCCS-.IOH lo any that he had hearo the document
read with great pleasure. He considered it covered
Itw whole ground, and trusted it would be the means
nf putting an end lo tlie dangerous d:tiins which
bad beeu maintuined on this subjecl. That doc
ument, coming from any other qu irter, coul J not
have equal edict ; but coming Irmn ihn source ii
did, it was calculated to produce the best results.
His object in rising was In second the motion of
tee Senator from MisStasipoi, and to move lh.it a
thousand additional copo be printed.
DOAltD OF EXCHEQUER.
Mr. Tullmandgt, tnon the y-iici Committee on
the plan of tlio Secretary of the Treasury f r a
Buard of Cxciii quer, maiie a K poit, wliir'.i m;is
read. It is n very el jboraiu revolt, anJ attoin
pained by a bil.
The committee, in arguing in favor of the cir
culation pruMied, which is to be bused ni dollar
for dollar of specie, say that wlnUt it will not add
to tlie rirculuuou of the country, it wilt have ihe
(blowing advaot .ges over a n if circulati ill ;
1. It will bo the in-sns of drami; f r !i from it
hiding place specie that li.ts been tiuarded, to tun
estimated amount of severnl million, and w'uch.
1 in it present condition, is of no use to it. pst-stor,
ir in inn runry. ine men cixminiciite iu...
individual and bauks a safo dep si'ont-s. Incli
cued tin rniiremeut of aK.'cie, will n 1 1 i once
lo tlie un bounded confidence iuspued by iho I'.i
cVqoer, where specie note arc lavicd on a oepo
sue ol erie and toe safe custody of tne Upi...e
i guarantied by tlie G ivernmem ti,r the nde op
tion of the mile. 3. In thn ratio of no-iiirresis-d
veiiitv a il economy wnicu paper un rils over
specie, and to which may be added the luii credit
ot Itus p.ier, it will imparl a gtfut aciivi'y , ami,
conwq lentlv, erfiN-livenesn to I lie rircuUting me
di im. 3 Tlie local bank may le; induced, to a
great extent, to substitute this pa;er lor their on.
4. It will prevent the depreciation nf scio by
abrasion, whilst in circulation 5. I will pieient
Its total Jo to the country and to the world, hv
sliipwreckt and other L-asualitie. 0 It will afford
the most convenient, .f. and valuable currency
tor travel. I. II will he the best and salet remit
tance by mail, Irom one end of the Union to the
other, fix the payment of newspaper uuu ienodi
cals, and other thing r quiring small sums, witn
out the poMibiliiy of l.ant by deprccialiou lo ihonn
who receive il. 8. It will tend lo rcxuli'n the
lull ; and, by a frequent M-tlhng of balances, to
bring tl.em up lo a sound circuliitiou. . U. It will
do much lowaro regulating richaiijjos, bv ineuns
of it valuable action oh I lie local currency.
The committee tlitfn go on to say, th it " In the
vie which the Cummttfje hive thuj tar taken of
the plan of a Fiscal Agent submitted by the Seclr
tary of the 'I rea-ury, they hae suggested certain
important iiKMlirica ion and in order to give the
Seoate a more com ise and connected view of the
s tem, a they propose to modify it, they submit
the following (which is the basis o( the bill ac
coinpanvmg tha report :) ,
I. Aboard to be established in the Treasury
Department, at ihe seat ol Government, to be called
t lie Excheqnor of the United State.' The board
In b composed o( three commissioner, to be ap
pointed hjtho President, with tha advice and con
sent of the Senate and to be letnoved from office
I only with the like concurrence of the Scuate, aud
tor physical inability, incompetency, neglect, or
vnli'ion of dutv. The President to. communicate
to tlie ou tie tne iarlicular reason ol the pro pose a
removal. Fur like causes, the President may sua.
penil a commissioner and uppoint a temporary
substitute, aiid wittiiu Ihe first week'ol the ensuing
sossiou of Ibe Senile, ray before that body the
reason of such suimimiou t and if the State, con.
cur, tha commiasioner to be removed if not, to be
' II. The Board of Exchequer to establish ageo
ries a it may deem necessary and expedient for
Ihe public service, liim'ing the number loss few as
the exigencies of the service will admit, and in no
ca- in i X'-o- d two io any State or Territory.
IU. The fx-creuiy of the Treaaury to appoint
tho inferior othre of the Board, and alto the offi
cer of Ihe ageocie, on the recommendation of the
DMird, and to removt ihe in for physical inability,
incowpetenry.Aeglecl or viul ttiou of duty, on like
rec'i'iinifwd i'i in.
IV, Tne Exoheqier and its. officers to be the
general agent of the Government for receiving,
s'tft-keeping, and 'disbursing the' public moneys
the public money from all source received, to bo
piid into the Exchequer and its-agsncie. ,
V. The Etenequer and lie agencies 10 receive
on oVpostiH g Id and silver coin or bullion, and to
iitsua speeie notes for the same, to be redeemed at
the g-u-y wheie issue I ; said notes to be' preparej
by the Seer isry of ihe Treasury, .ngned by the
Treasuier. and coontersiuned bj the President of
Board o t equer, and inade payable Jig. the!
orurr oi ins prociNii aK0IHi '" tuuuic.pj oiui
w nfii issueii hi sucn agency.
VI. The Exchequer and ag-nciea, pn the depoJ
v of g dd or silver coin, or bullion, todraw'and
accept oill of exchange, and to receive a premutm
not rxi-eedilig two pei cent. Also, to collect droits
or bills, but M make no advance or payment .till
ndvii d el ttie collection, aud lo charge a reason
: bl' e inmi-wi u l"r collection and exchange. ,
VII. Al peeie note issued, either in payment
, of the public creditor, or on the deposites of indi
I viduuls, never lo xceed itie actual amount of spe.
j cie on hand tor their r-de option, dollar for dollar.
VIII. Da s to Die U oted State to be paid in
i gidd or silver nun, i . aperie notes, or in the notes
, ol bank i.iimedi ,i dv c.vnv.rtiUe iuto scie at the
r ' , , . r -v"
oe to settle wee !y, or oftener, balances with tbe
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IX. Hie Eclu-q.i-r and ag-ncies to keep sepa
r .le and ..it.oct -t ot hooks ; to enter and record .
j in one set all irunsct.o.. respecting the collection,
keeping, and d.stiu.-m.g ot Hie public revenue, and
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for v- service of ine G v-;rniuent ; and in another,
, all tran-mtti ii ami aee anit arnutig from the op
er;i'i'MiH in -xch.ing aud other traiiaactien not on
G 'Vfrnnienl uVifii.i'
I Tne excu qier may apKint as agent any
s'i'ie pavini.' h-t K ; hoi aueli bank ia not author
a -4 io r.eetve t'itW itis-iie, or to accept or
I in Is or na ts on t-'count of the Exchequer. " 1
X1. Tim Ev n.'q-4ir aud ageocie to act as
cuiinaissi.me.rs of 1oi .a anJ-rmnion. Agea-iav-ana.
to tbt Seeretsry of the Treasury, and he to report j
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c-nti J ; m l strict H4 mil itioos wade.
''ne bill was then r ad twicr by ita title, and on
motion ol Mr. Tallin indg; made the irpiatarden
uf die dav for tins dav I n week. f
Mr. Buck'iian -ked, would it be deemed impro
oer to louuire ol me rhur.nan of ihe committee if !
; tie rxrt met the unanimous approbation of Ihe
' commit e.
Mr Wnlkr said as he was one of the committee,
' he felt hioiself railed uoon to respiMid j There
! were portions of the la 1 1 and report which he np
pined in couimitlee, and which could not meet his
a,iprobitiou. It was unuecusarr to go at large
into his objections to those portion. Ha would,
however, mention l ho two prmcijial : one was thai
which authorise the reception of bank paper in
payment of du-;sTo the Govern nent ; and the other
is ihe employment of State banks as depositories
ol Ine Uo. rnment land. I here were oilier lea
! tur-s ot Hit- bdl a id report which he thought od
j jxcti inab e, and wluch, in his mind. required amend
. m ui. 11 - pr. ."r. d pai'icularizuig t!iin wliea
. toe ju' .is.rc iiacll caiua up.
I Mr. Young, another member of the couimitlee,
, made ihe following remarks;
: .;:. o it oue to mvaell. however, to say at this
timi) that there are provisions in Ihe bill, and cer
! tain portions of the report, to the support of which
, I do not cuu-ider myself committed. When this
; bill and tiie rep.rl shall come up for consideration,
I hall feel nit-wll at lilwrtv In siimina lx.il, in
's ich mamier as I uiay think proper under Ihecir
i cu'ntaiH-eM, and m tlie ens) to vote and act as my
joil.'.neii' ma dictjlev
j Mr. Lt'it gave noliee that h! would, nn lo mor
- rour, unk leave u, lutroduce a bill lo refund to Gen.
Jaeksmi un 91. UUU fine which wa imposed by Ihe
1 cuuti in L wivuni," wnri costt and intrret
I iltiUSi; OF REPRESENTATIVES,
t Mr. ElitnrJt pieseuted Ihe petition of Manuel
I Alv-ire. A ..ertian Consul at Sai.lu Fe, New Met
! ico, prsioi iu al;ovnce of drawlwcks cm goods
; exikiried Ikmh the United Stale initio original
! iMi-kages. f?":n-nh Mexico : referred to the Coin
; iin'tee mi C.iinuierre. ,
j The SiHokrr tnen annnnnced that this wa rwfit
I lutt "n d .j, and thut they must bo called for by
Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Mr. Arckrr, after the prayer of the Chaplain,
which was appropriate to Ihe day, moved that ihe
readmit id the j airual be dispensed with, that the
Sonata miht entertain a motion lo adjourn. Mr.
A. s.nd he was surn it nnisl have escaped the at.
. nil. hi of the SeuatH that this was the anniversary
ol the birtli d iy ol Hie Father of his Country ; snd
ha supp -d they would sgree with him in saying
mat their were two davs which should be observed
bv every V nencn ami wlnol as (jays of high
jnhilee in our eouoiry I Ine one, tint birth day of
our independence j nod He' other, the birth day ol
thai illus noiii man wim, in the bauds of Privi
deuce, was the chief" inurnment in achieving il.' ' In
hptior of the memory of that hallowed instrument,
vMH'Mitv to ie a t "tacititie xa tranatumng antf r""" m-iim inn nirinony -onuum me-..-disbursing
in- puWio funis. Full and exct ac.!d,H"h of bi colleague, ijie Hon. Lewi
c-Hint ol tue linrd an I agencies lobe furnished ' WtUiamt. He died on Wednwday, the 23d mat.
he moved that the Senata adjourqt wbicb rnotioi
was unanimously agreed to.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Feuendtn reported a bill from the committee
on iaVttl AlMirS, IO ueioruninr iu v.
Professors of Mathematics in the United Statol
Navy which was read twice, aud refurrud to the
Committee of the Whole on the stale of the Uu
Mr. Stltomtall than rose and said that thu was
ihe birth day of Wasbmotos. There were two
anniversaries the birth day of this uatioo, aud
the birthday of bin to whom they were indetma
more than to any other man for the security of tUeir
independence which ouht to be forever set apart
and kept sacred ; aud that they might contemplate
the character and tha services ot w ashinotoh,
nd commemorate his birth, be moved that Ibis
House do now adjourn. - - y- -,
1 be House then adjourned.
- . SENATE..
Jkuttlag, Ftbruar 24.
A message was received from the House of Re
presentative, by Mr. Matthew St., Clair Clarke,
their clerk, informing the Senate of the melancholy
intelligence of the death of tho Hon. Lewit Wil
liams, member of the House from tbe State of
North Carolina, and inviting the Senate to attend
his funeral, to-morrow, at 13 o'clock, M., from tbe
ball of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Graham roao and said he had a few obaor
vations to make upon tne melancholy event which
had just been announced. .The death of his es
teemed friend was Ihe result of a violent attack of
bilious pleurisy, which proved to be beyond all
remedy, and terminated fatally in the short apace
of thirty-six hours. On Monday, Mr. Williams
was in his place in the House of Representative,
until the adjournment, and on Wednesday at noon
bewasa'lifolosacorpse. A dreadful lesson in taught
ui by this sudden and unexpected calamity. It
presents an occasion Tor solemn reAoclioo, when we
ee a man struck down by the hand of death, while
almost? as it were, in the harness of his public
labors. Mr. VVilliam bad spent a large portion of
his lifo in the' public service, and bad ever enjoyed
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J n re'sponae to the message of the House, 1 beg
paT, lo Qef ,h4 fallowing resolutions:
Retolqea'i That tha, Senate, ha received with
Jeep sensibilily the communication (rum the House
of Representatives announcing .the, death of tbe
Hon. Lcii-irFiwsw, Representative from ihe
State of North Carolina. x .
Retolvtd, That in token of sincere and nigh
respect for the memory oil the deceased, the Senate
will attend his funeral to morrow at the hour ap
pointed by the House nf Reufeaentativea, and will
wear crape on the left arm, as mourning fo,- thirty.'
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Thst lhe io mw adjog'rnrr"
Mr. C id baviug naeo to second the motion,
ad,er1ed to lha UnSKif which bad exT.led be.
tween him and the deceased for upward of a quar?
jer j , ,0, h, d ne WiHilJt.
j(in k,m vtj.n. . r. mn,Aa ,.i .k
nUBltw D.fcJ, hw lha Ueoator frum Norlh
A.,:.. i- 'hlui f.rm ifS-
from each of its branches, paid lU.snuuai iMautment
lo tbe debt of nature, which all must discharge.
A more worthy member than be who baa jua de
parted from amongst u could . hardly Jiave been
Tbe resolutions were then unanimously adopted ;
Aud tbe Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The journal having been read
Mr. Runner of NoflhCj0ieUna rose, and an.
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R oeverea a very appropriate eulogy on ihe
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than Iwnfilv mm VMM hfinitfAil him BilK ita d..lt.
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dance,; and lo ihe country at large, !e cavlui
the.uneral of the deceased, In morrow, at.12
o'clock ; and, a a testimonial of respect, to weir
he usual badge of mourning on Ihe left arm for
. Mr. AJtms rose lo second the resolutions, and,
in a most beautiful and touching manner, alluded
to the long service of the deceased, and h s ire
proachable character. '
. Mr. Johnson of Miryland then rose ani aiid s
I rise, Mr. Speaker, lo add my humble tribute to
Ihe virtue and memory of a derted.'fr end one t
who, I may truly say, stood to me in tlie place uf a
father for when, young and inexperienced, firet I
entered this ball, it was io him I waa i'yjeb.'ed fir
Ihe prudent counsel and kind aid which experience
always finds -grateful rem the head and heart, of
such a man.- His publieeareer, identified for mors
than a quarter of a century with tha legislation of
this House, is one upon which every patriot should
delight to gase. .. .. . .
As A,rutidee just at Calo pure," he bat it nod
before the world the advocate of justice lo individ -ual
anl the Go-rmnont. His indomitable 'and
unbending integrity, Jiifconsiatoticy as a politician"
and hi adherancd to the best interest of hit eMitr-X!
try, are too distiniruislied even lor enenrv. , Re.V
markable for bis sound judgment and eorumon sense .
hit voice was never raised jrttbout instruction, and
his purpose never perverted, aoud the excitement
of party feeling. " r 't'"
Though not brilliant and eloqiietit, yet men of
brilliancy and eloquence in this H ill were' his mfe
riort J and his light, safe and alt-a Ifast, alione over. ,
the pa h of more aspiring statesman.... . -
Sudden and melancholy iil tiaJtx eu bis death "
ho waa still spared long aud faithfully la serve hi
native Slate, aud his memory will be among tbe
richest of i.er I rensures.
When called yesterday to visit my departed
friend, I found him sinking into death ; and at ihe
bedside of tlie dying 'patriot, I reali d the lost
which I, tint House, and this country, have an
. : .... J . - . 1 .1 . .. m
iiiiueo aim catinoi repress ine utterance ol my
J.-.-p .-isfiit tiiudiloii aud overwhelming bereave
nent. ' "t ' v
it it with an' acting heart I have now ri. in
speak the language of a long cherished afTection,
for a friond a patriot and an honesty man.
The resolution were unanimously adopted rand
'' The Iloure adjourned.
1 In Ihe person of John Q uncy Adams they found
at once a hern and high priest, worthy to minister
at (he altar of disunion, and to kindle )e fires of
hatred, anarchy, and civil war, which now inly
burn in their fierce intcuMty blown by the breath
of these wlirf have ever been brethren. Illustrious
from Ihe high public atatiunt he bad occupied j por
tected by age'; vain, ambitious, snd sitelt-s at ill nf
notoriety ; cold in heart, yet furious in passions ;
crafty unprincipled and resolved; and above all,
with a viudictivenes of temper which never Inrgett
ur forgivos iu its hate, carrying bim do, and on,
nd on, as if Ufa itself would expire wuhout ita
uiinuluuts aud gratifications, he stand the livm.
embodiment of the fierce, lalae, sad bloody spirit
' Frvm the QluU.
MR. ADAMS, AND THE SACRD RlQIiT Qf
0a tlie fourteenth day of February, 18 12
ike to be particular to dales, w hen in commeuiu. '
live of an abandoameut of error, or a return to
good principles,) iu the report of the CoogreaMooak
proceeding ui uiai uay, u is siuiea as lollows i .
M Mr. Adums, having presented petitions iu rBlJ .
numbers and great vauelies, said be thould pr.
sent no mure at this lime ; but he look occasion to
say, that he nau received anotnur petition for the
peaceable dissolution of the Uuion. He bud re
ceived some, perhaps, lo entrap him into trouble,
like inai irom wuicn uo uuu so recently emerged'
but be should not present them, for be was not d!
sirous to present auy document which would give
rise Id unpleasantness ; and he gave notice to all
person, that if they meant to send hoaxes lo hun
or petitions containing indecent, obsceue, or filihy
mauer, or lungtMge uiwiuug io any rntui.
ber of tbe House, by asking for Ihe expulsion of
any member, he should not present them."
Now, here Mr. Adams takes the ground, that, as
a member oi Congress, he i not bound to present
all petition which may be seut lo bun : that if they
are uidecoul, or obscene, or intuiting to a brutbt-r
member, or eveu V,lculttUjU to jjiye rua (ll U
pleasantness," he will not present tbeui. ' We ap.
prove Mr..AdutusV conduct, and tbe principle hit
conduct albrms. We think it clear that a member
uf Congress cannot stand morally exculpated for
presenting petitions on auy subject which be eua
sciuutiously thinks it either improper for Congress
lo consider, or Deyoua us legislative competency
to grant. If be judges wrongly in the opiuioo of
bis constUuency, aud refused to present petition
which they think lis ought to present, the remedy
is with ihem. Let him be ejected from bis se.
His constituents will tiercise their Con leoc in
petitioning, aud endeavoring to force into the Le.
gislature tbe subject of their petitions; and Hit
Representative wiil exercise his conscience, in re.
tuning to bean instrument of evil lo bit C"Untry,t
the bidding of portion only of its citizens. VV
go one ttep further Not only has a member of
Congress a 'right to refuse lo preseut piiitiou
which be thinks it wrong in others to nd-r,
and in bim lo present; but tho body to wdum
the petition are sent (Cougres) has also the right
of judging whether, Irom regard to all ih p-uFi. ,
and the Government they have formed, it will ro.
ceive or tulertitn Ihem. Will Mr. Adni ill0
fur biwseli, the right of judging uf the propriety
and injurious leudoucy of petitions, as that gruu,,'
of bis conduct, and will lie deny the ttme right to
tbe assembled wisdom ot Congre X i m i to
judge, lislher he will prtient, thill not t'onre-i
judge whether it will rrrciec or eontiJtr petitions ?
Moat assuredly." And il, in the opinion uf L'ou.
gress, petition presented by a member, ak thuin
to do what, in their opinion, is a base and unmoral
actto violate tbe plum uieaunu of the Coi.stitu.
lion, or destroy the Wove suinent itself, and light Ui
tbe fires of civil war, ball not Congress refuse u
eonaider them t la not Coagress, in duly to t'ht
nm if tl. i. .lMIBruM I k. i
rwwr-, ot wuumtiuiiiai, uy every
consideration which cau bind tnn to Lia it-ll
man, or lo hi country, leinoly bound, sternly' u
pui back all pelition which are calculated to uru.
uoe such consequence T M"e trunk "so ; mud
stand supported by Mr. VJiuns, m the principles
h his avowed, for himself, in the high riibt we
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anttthe conduct with winch he unpi,rt ihem. cm
aiatent with Ibe ground on hicflior years, he lias
Deen presenting Abolition petition, and on which
he presented tbe Hsveihill petition to di.lve i t,t
sen aa naviiog no auernauve -he was buund m 1
duly to prevent this and alltther pctit.on. i U,
he abandoned ibis ground I ' Or are we to' tjiidri.
atindrihat pJlVuri6tlliitve TtSo UofounkTr Jewf""
objectionabie, in bis cstunatieh, loan petition
winch are insulting to nvmljeral D cU place
Iho Uoiop beh.w the fc-lwcS4i( any one man, er
tbe wbola uQ Coiigre KgUi-f I Or bat bebr-come-
a nice anatoipii m human feelu gt ; snd
whilst he will pot pru-nl.)eiitk-iM prsiing the ex-
pulsion tST member, he wilj uoi bestial tw pr
sent A!liiioq pel.tioos, .whose jnanlt thrust usg
gi rt tuto the bcarU ol lLc wlioU Svutheru dt k-gs
l mo I II be sUnd on such iuconaislcuciesL it anl '
indicate eitlter i jelamholy obliquity iu niwrsl
perccpteHis, or at imidiut, settle design to ovyr.
throw the Linion. W e should fun hope, however,
trial ihe late transaction- in Congress have laubt
Mr. Adtin that bit iLcii ine of tWtacrrd rtril '
petition u t inconsistent, in such BGoeruuettl u
ours, with all moral pMin iplts, as it it wiih lb" pa
lienced' tbe House,'' r. the cimtiiiuaoceOf lbs
Union; and therefore.' now seeing.. i' 'practical
operation in the Cotiitcil uf the Country, htci-(irtli
and forever, be ba tbiiidooed il. Has be'Lrgot-
(en the deipairing. but touching soliloquy of jUac
oeia I - . '
- .r.. -,.
, I have lived h'ng etjmih Biy way of life .
Is fallen into the mr, the yellow last;
. Aad tliat which should accompany old age,
nt nonor, love, um-uiencB, troop o Iriends
j loiirt not look to haver but. in Uietr siead,-
i rCnreis not loud, but deep, mouth hoaor, brtlL
y Winch the poor heart wduUllain deny, but dare sol"
i baussvav, N. C, Mtrcb i I'M
At tout ion!
OFFICERS OF THL G4 REGIMENT:
YOU aro hereby coimnandcd to p
rudo at Ilia Court House, iu the Tun
of Jiihsbury, on Saturday, the 10 b f
March, instant, al 10 o'clock, A. M
armed with Side. Arms for tl P"'
poe of Drill and Court iiiartml-
Cy order of
It. W. Ll
Gko. M. W'r.ANT, AHj'u
'pilK Suhscrita-r will tell it In house, in SsU"J
1 on Monday of the next Superior Court, on t cr'
it uf six months, the following property, to wit:
8IX HEAD OF CATTLE.
HOUSEHOLD AM) KITCHEN FURNITURE,
t parcel of rawed lumber, a parcel of rock.on CrriH'
SuWic and Uaruess,
All persons indebted to me are requeued in n))'T'
ment immediately. " ' A. MAT! IWIW.
Salisbury, N. C., March I, Ml Jl