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! Till, atocipirtg from hhe atimmer cloud,
f plyf d aouni with harrnless rnys,
Fame is trumpeted aloud
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' fji hin) who tlKilughi, with seraph rjrach,
rTo language gives thf Jiihtning i speed,
llAnd wings 'elect c, lends: to spifech
jKerved by lu power, our spreading land
A n"(?nty gintt hroudly 'lies ;.
. V Touch bnt one. nerve with. ikilfullband:(
I V' j 1,r0Ufih h'11 unbroken flies
m ' ; The dwfKer o'n .ihpj Atlantic shoe,
Under these; circumstances the commit
tt'e,.vvhile!a majority jf thtjm are in every
way favorallej to what they helreve. the
only conslituiional mode of collectinsde
posit inp:, and dishursiitgr wiiaVlhey believe
to he I he only currency known to the. Con
st it tit ton. re most attx ious l hat this change
hal) he efTe'cted ia a
manner to produce
A !orJ rnrty brrotlip, arid, swift as light,
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Thouj!ts frcslily kin Ming in thd mind,
,1 Andj words lh . ecVjocs! of the 8oil,
Iorne on its wiry pinions, bind
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IlVarti sundefr J fur oa pole fiom pole
as liitle pressure as possible on the com
Vnercial communityj To prepare for this
resuianu to a) void any consequences Irom
the too sudden introduction of the Suh.
treasury, We have, after full delihfration,
xtaiu pinre uimmmtly. determined that the
specie clauses shall in no event be report
ed lo go imo f fleet sooneitlian the first of
January nextj ('' j t :j
So far as this cbursev0ni the part of rhe
committee, is calculated Uo allav appre-
hppy tn'hejng able to fur-
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papers, and has no knowledge, then his
imputations are purely wanton and slan
derous. II he has seen the papers, or has
any knowledge, then he would be sure to
state what he knows, if he k'npws any
thins to sustain him in his charge. Si
lence, under such circumstances, is con
clusive that he knows nothing; because
he is under no obligation of secrecy, and,
in absence of all other proof, he would of
course tell all he! knew, if he. knew any
thing which could, in the slightest degree,
cious, and is. in fjct. imperiously demand
ed by the interests ol this Government.
Such course should be pursued forthwith.
The .Government i would be remiss and
Mr. MANGUM said he most heartily
concurred in the sentiments expressed by
the. Senator from Florida. He lioped the
vote-would be taken, and, when taken.
bear him out. The charge, therefore, was I It seemed to him that the President thought.
either made in utter ignorance of - anv
facts to support it, or else with the. know
hensjon, 1 am
nish Hie honorable
mat ion he asks;
ledge that the (acts which do exist would,
if made known, entirely disprove, ir. As
to tht source of ibis miserable vitupera
tion, 1 have nothing to say. 1 am afraid
neiiliffent if thev did not adont such ptdicv. Uhfit the resolution would be rejected by
the unanimous vote ol the Senate. I le
thought the President, in his message, had
done, all that was incumbent upon htmfin
the performance of his duty. It afforded
him pleasure always to approve of the
course of the Chiel Slagistrafe of his ciniin
try. He took it fr granted that the Pre
sident would always act, in reference to
the small amount of money devoted dse-
cret service, in a manner consistent jvrith
Great Britain and other Governments are
active in this way. Why should not we
use the same weapons?
I Mr. W. said he. was highly gratified
with the message'of the President in an
swer to the resolutions of the House of
Representatives, except in one particular.
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ly ine manner in avijicii ne reif rreu to ine
fact that none of the secret-service fund
had been expended since his inauguration, i honor and integrity. He would not for a
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that it was creditable to the Administra- moment admit asupposifion ot the reverse;
LOOK TO THE LEGISLATI U:
It is a matter of paramount imrt rf
that the Whigs should have a m;ij:ri
the nexV Legislature. And it woal-J'
to be superfluous, in the good Whig v
of North Carolina, that it was tt :i
cesary to make an appeal to i!,;it
which is by .so large a majority, i
ascendant in the State. Yet, th !
taught us by the supinenes3 and let!,
of the Whigs in 1842, bv which v. e I
the Loco Focos in possession of a c
erable majority in the Legtslature t s
year, admonishes"u3 that it will t t .
rely upon our strength of numtif . ;, r
out bringing that power. to leer, i
day of trial. No truo Whig can i
the chagrin and mortification frk !
all, when we found the rm-my in ;
sion of the Capitol of "our bclov
Commonwealth. Or can the
and shameful acts of the party t!
power.be overlooked or disregnt
We have, but to notice our horrit !c,
j gled. and misshapen Congression:.i
j tricts. to cause the blush of sl.i.rr.
j indignation to rise toour checks; o! '
j.that we who possessed the p.o r t
; vent it, had permitted suchastat
j toexist and indignation, at t
nd tyranical course pursued l)v?ti.
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a I hi u i ui. i mm i ir. iti li ill. in i.i- r
tion. : Mr. W. did not regard thiTfpt in i and no prurient or wanton curiosity should i r. '
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State Legislature. TheAYhigs
be intlulged in looking into this mritter. ;
gentleman the infor-
He hoped that the vote of the body yould I most'seriSusly and disastrouslv.i ic
SECRET SERVICE FUND.
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Ver earth the burning fluid lliea,
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l noogn tlftiinna ctiefubai tjar the cate.
.1 Sine trt an hv (nfttint ttivw too wise.
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lie' tennis ngnin to tempt ihe fate
Ttint drove linn lirSt fti Pujradise !
The following resolution, offered by Mr
Jatnagaii some i cjays ago, was taken up;
nexoivea, J hat the Tresident of the U
that light by any means. His humble
1 shall be thought U have naid too much Hcovnmendation would be more cheerfnllv
attention to it already. Sir, I leave the given for the judicious and beneficial ex. j h unanimous for the rejection of the tes- ! Qp at Gerrymandering Session, v
author of these slanders where he is I '. pndituie of the whole of it. as he (Mr. olution.on the ground that the inquiry Was , . instead Df bavini least Sir K
leave him in the worst cotniianv J know vv ; uonnreo nor cuiu ne done, it would i 1,1 IIM 11 "jroper.
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how vigilance. iMr. V. said h
of in the world I leave him with himself.
Mr. J A UN AG AN said a somewhat si
milar resolution, adopted by the House, of
Uepresentatives, having been responded
nited States be requested to cause to h!p to by the President, refusing, on public ! every foreign Government employs means
turniaH(d to the Senate ah account ot a I ! grounds, to givernie iniormation asneu lor,
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believe the American people would find
fault with such expenditure. Why, sir,
(said Mr. W.) do not we all know that
! sentatives in Congress, selected) 1
JIq.1. J. Calhoun's speech-
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; Mr WEBStElt
rose aut said: Mr.
letters
IVesident,' I Qui ly receive so ijnany
t mliliihg inrjuines totichiug fjhe jr
;'pnVgij'-sfs of bnf of the nieasures no
Ofsfttw Setiatfi'. tliat! J drsire! to Usil
babh
rwiw be-
I repeptlwlly a question or two of the com
. ''PV w nav cruti ge ot it.! 1 rJ-ler. sir.
I 'M? Wl- O.f the, Independent Treasnrv
l il l, Mldie 1 1 mcs'ca lied the Subtrca
. Jjipi ho pinlc tn.ikrk 1 tli sire to
panics, to alp iMUf 'hsions. The
h'. 6;Unvne'ay i;srjperous, aml j d
payment? made on President's certificates.
ln)mjtrfe,fu)p appropriated by law for the
contmgpnjteipenses of foreign intercourse.
since ttietn March, 1825. to this time.;
w nii copies i an entries, receipts, letters.
voutitiers. memorandums, or other evi
dence of Such navments : to whom oh id.
and Torvhal ; including the sum of thirjv
thousand dollar's lor contingent expenses
oi anrnissions anroad, now proposed
to lie prdvided lor by the bill before the
Senate entitled " An act to supplv defi
eieticiesrin the- appronriatnsns for certain
otjec!s made for ihe , services of the fiscal
year ending
ury bill.
prevent
coun-
lesirtj
; JVr(as I HlrrablH to prevent nLitation
.smd dfSliii hatiee, in iu tiManciial al airs. 1
7 til thereJoif itddre)s triysrlll to inKmw-i.
I iitnart (f the Commitieei; on finance, and
4VgJip 'm'osl resjiec' fqlly (!nipind that he
' win not laid tu ansvve to be inconsistent
wit)i Jus publioUttit y) ti say lu)W soon it
nt- W expected that the coinmit ee will
f repiirtinpou thnt itoporlant meakire
w w neuif r tne comuiiiiee; nas so lar advanc
1 ed fof'jie coiisith iatioti t) ihU bill that he
I il itovvf ahle foj sav whether hev will re-
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iy'- "v ""I Mii or wii iioui larneiiumeni,
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i . oiikimiiiii.iii.-9, ii iir can now
'indicate wnai ttiose amendments are i
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i 'ii.'i iiiiiiuitiiiuit iiiuh: ucccKSH r v ie ex
. ct-eilingly useful to the public; And 1 will
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j bjalf at mt ptaiodj the subject will come
uti lor iconsiilerationl?- 'This last Atirstion
j not iniinportiint i 1 itself, but tf me. it
vll epcially; imiior ant, beqause I shall
hhortlVf have occasion io be
w days. i
1 Mr. ILEWIS sait
absent for a
haply,' Mr.
3d June, 185 but no loc
ument or matter is requested by this res
olution tp he furinshed which, in the opin
ion of the President, woujld improperly in
volve the citizens or subjects of any for
eign 'Power!
. The rsoljition having! been read
I Mr. WEBSTER, rose and said : 1-have
a ti-w, ahd but a few, retjnarks td make on
the President's message in answer to the
r-solut.ipn of the House of. Representatives
calling, firr an account! of the 'disburse
ments during the period in which I had
the honor to be Secretary of State, out of
the fund for the contingent expenses of
foreign intercourse. I
In the first place, sir, I am happy to say
that I entirely approve the course of pro,
ceeding which the President has adopted.
In my judgment, he could not have acted
otherwise tfian he has done, without the
"n"'!1''51 his own duty. Sir,
as I know that not a dollar wks duhnrl
Irom that lund without tl. sanction of the
President, and as I am consctouc ut ov
t ry disbursement was made fijr a proper
and n ceSsary public purpose, it might be
thought that 1 should desire the publica
tion of the papers, in order that every bo
dy might se what they a-re, or what, they
show. Rut. (his is a matter of so little con
cernment to me (and I presume it is of as
little to the; late President) that Fcertain
ly wouldinot wish to see an important
principle, and an important law. violated
and broken for any personal convenience
in that respect. 1 am not at all apprehen
sive that the country will suspect either
President Tyler, or me, acting under his
authority, of any thing improper in the
disbursement of a few hundred or a few
he was disposed to withdraw the resolu
tion.
The PRESIDING OFFICER observed
that the Senator from Tennessee could
withdraw the resolution only by the unan
imous consent of the Senate.
Mr. J A RN AG AN. I presume no Sen
ator will object. !
Mr. WENTCOTT. I object.
Mr. JAR-NAG AN. Very well ; the Sen-
ate can decide upon it then.
Mr. WESrCOiT. I object to the with
drawal of this resolution, because I desire
the vote of the Senate upon it by ayes anil
noes, as a precedent, i regard the princi-1
pie involved in it as highly important. 1
am opposed to its adoption, and hope the
Senate will reject it by a decisive vole.
What is the case? Congress, in mak-!
ing the annual appropriations for the con
tingent expensesbf our foreign intercourse
allows a fund of five thousand dollars,
commonlj', designated as the secret ser
vice fund," to be yearly, expended by the
Executive officers; and by the general
act of May, 18J0. the only voucher for
he disbursement of this fund, where the
l ..sident, in his j judgment, is of opinion
that the particulars of the expenditure
should not be. made public, is (as is provi-
ded by the act) the certificate of the Pre
sident of such disbursement, without sta
ting for what specific purpose it is made
or lo whom made. " r
of procuring information find it necessa
ry to do so f Shall we. deny ourselves
such important advantage in our transac
tions and intercourse, with them? They
trust their officers to employ spcret agents.
Why should we refuse to trust ours ? Are
MrJARNAGAN hoped he might be i u '..;.. L-Lt
induged ,n a single remark. 1 his resold- a m:jorily of ,heir constitucncV. v
hon although he had had the honor oi?ub- oursPVPrpdaced to a mere C r
m.tting ,t was not so much a favpnte 1 j and ,hrce members, anj t!
with him that he should be dissatiphed tricts so arranged.asto makeit nln.
with a refusal on the part of the Senate . possihle lhat we couldf with lls,.
to adopt it. It had lor some time past ; jive exerlionSf be successful in t
i.t:c.i uguiiuii tue tao.e ai nis own tn- i mon, han fivp Reprcsentativei fr
f (illll KJ I I lHoUl lo 0-l iJ V I VJI lit 111 III
self. and. he had no doubt, perfectly obvi
ous to ihe Senate. Since he bad seen the
President's message in answer to a!reso-
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staunch and thorough Y lug
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thevdess patriotic or trustworthy? Can
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it be that republican officers, elected by j unon oi me. other House, he was pepect
the oeoole tor their abilities and natriot- I ly satisfied with the reasons therein as
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of the distinguished
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Presitlenfrto'jhave i
i ply to te questions
:natir Irom-AlasschUsetts, so blr as the
Commijtee on rinai ce havelhad khesub-
1 jfer under consideration. I pann6f, how-.
( .!.., o.j lu jiu.ii, iim; ine louotreasury
nil vill c -rwrtedj hack t'ol the Senate.
Y iCmmitlehay determined to give
jbceddnce, in: the ufctiVn of tljie Senate, to
.;'bill ffpofted by the honorable Senator
Tftom New York (Mr. Dix) lor establish-
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" "fO M"Mii0 aioiuii, j Dill IiaS
i f en urged on trie committee hvdomrner-
af men 5 as a rem tHltal measure, in its
ndciipy Stdrijlily t alculated to' relieve
pressure Svhich niight oihervvise re-
pit irom a pn'ciptt ute or suefden mtro-
ictioirdf therirircie clauses! of tL So'b.
y iMfjsltrl .! In idditi(n to the varehousing
, ?! I Y T c"lI,,nuee nrppostv t) precede ac-
i muii v;;n4ouoireasury iv oius io estao
.TislclVitach minis nt Chariest on and New
orKmeasurivhicU havh alio been
'rgeu, irom resoectrib e comriiercia sour.
as n their tpndincy calculabd tola-
l'Vyi rl ' ?!""uupipn oij specie pay-
jwrn W ihf o t bej 1 rer sury. S(! far as an v
jr all of these' meas ires are salcu ated to
V1? PPhrinsion: lr ,hft publii mind,
ry will receive the ' cordial support of
It Js Certain; sir. that, from ihe vlv
otf vy o ha ve-ppt now a Su ht rcKsury i j n
peratldti, lrtrce;amQunts of -public monA-
lavHacbumulated iri!deDo.sitd n the banUk
l ueir mont not less than eleven or
j iiitiiuii -m? mvwuiiiu. aim mists j VI
. niuch jarger paper circulation, while the
;cptioh of paper money in I the dues of
Pa a w m , i tm J i i
iiieGQVeKnmen hasl in addition to other
pauses, considr-raniy expanded the aggre
k;at Circulation ofr this fcbuntirw so
o as i to fcreale 'an ndyerse state of foreign
changes, and at )tm too, wHen thk
f onjftiry ebnditipn of England is far from
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Mr. W. said he believed all our Presi
dents have caused to be used more or less
of the secret service fund nJfMr.-wt
said he would not suffer himself to doubt
or suspect that every one. of them had not
don$so properly, judiciously, and espe
cially with the most patriotic motives.
Mr. W. said ne should feel ashamed ol
himself if he could be induced to imagine
that any American President had been
guilty of the slightest impropriety in the
disbursement of this fund. He trusted he
never should have so degraded a rule by
which to judge his countrymen, especially
one eleyated to the Presidency pthe first
station in the world. He hoped j the rule
by which he judged even those most op
posed to him in political opinion voultl al
ways be more elevated. Every body
knows lhat President Madison paid the
notorious John Henrv fifty thousand dob
thousand dollars, in a case in which the lars iust before the last war with Great
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law reposes continence in the President, ) Britain for secret iniormation; respecting
the attempts ol ihe Uritish Government to
corrupt poi lion's) of New England to Brit
ish interests. Mjr. Madison its true, paiil
rather an exorbitant price forfthe budgeit
of trash he got from Ilciiry, but he did
right in buying it, and the country approv
ed of his conduct in that respect. Mr. W.
said for Ins part he was of opinion that iff
this secret service fund was increased to
double the amount now allowed,
every cent of it j was annually spent by the
President, it Would be money vyell laid
out for the country. To counteract the
intrigues of foreign courts to procure
knowledge of those intrigues, which might
affect our interests and regulate jthe ac
tion of our -Government, the; President
should employ secret agents, either citi
zens or foreigners, as qircumstance,s should
ism, tested as they always are bytears ot
service for their country, are. not as wor- I
thy of confidence as the officers of a mon- i
arehy ? I
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Now. (said Mr. W.) what is the reso- 1
lutio'n under consideration ? The Senate,
it is proposed, shali ask the President to
inform it as to how the secret service fund
for a certain period has been spent. The
Senator who offered this resolution, I am
satisfied, has no idea that any impropriety
has occurred as to its disbursement. I am
convinced he believes as I do not hesitate
to declare that 1 do ; nay, as I deem it my
duty to say. that;lhe imputations made a
gainst the late President and the distin
guished Senatori from Massachusetts in
reference to the Use of this fund improper
ly, whilst the latter wasSecretary of State,
are slanders of the silliest and most pitiful
character. Sir, said Mr. W., 1 will not as
Senator, by any vote of mine, permit any
such fugacious spandal against any high
Executive officer of my country, of any
political party,and especially Against a
citizen who stands high before the world
as does the Senator assailed, and of whose
signed ; and he would say further, that he
heart My approved ot the arguments and
principles therein laid down: and no one
would vote more heartily in favor of; those ;
principles than he would do by voting a
gainst his'own.resolution, as leave to with
draw it had been refused. i
Mr. BREESE said he did notknow
what object could be attained by taking
a direct vote upon this resolution1. He
would, therefore, move that it be laid on
the table. j
Mr. ALLEN said he should without
hesitation vote against the pasjageiof the
resolution, and he would do so on the
ground that an inquiry of this kind could
never be justified except upon the fillega-
tion ot ine existence ot anuses or ;unpro- accornpisiied. Let eCertj Cqur.f.
per conduct on the part of public men, ()Ul thrjr slrongPSt and most pop-..",
and with a view to base an impeachment , didates let preference of m.n 1
upon those allegations or charges. lie- ; (nvp(1 u inrt1Pd.sire fortriuniph
sides, the Senate ol the United Stafes was ciplevl go to Uork witll v::
not ine Dody wnose duty it was to origin- nir,n, and a most glorious victor-,
lie niijt..njiioit -ins , ii w a.- i in: 1 "-fl,. 'i'-
was .appointed by the Constitution to un
charges when made, but not to make I hem.
And even if there were, therefore allega
Carolina. , , .. .
Upon the next General Assc:ril !
devolve, the3 high nnd responsible :
electing a United States Scnitt-r.
I phice of our gifted and patriotic M;-.
; whose term" of service expires? on '
, of March next. It depends upon i
' cision made at our August! E!
1 whether he. or some other true;
; flinching Whig, shall represent i
; august body, or whether the Mill
stigma and disgrace should I j- .,!:
' to us. of being wi-re presented ly
, stead of one. Loco Foco Senrij .r.
should avert so sail a calamity, t!.
, Whigs should go to work with a
good will determined to be sa'i-t!.
! nQthing short of decidl'majorjii! -s I
: branches of the next' 'Legislature '
have only to restive that it Vmll
, and by a proper exercise of t'.e t
! cial strength we possess, the wor!;
and gives him a discretion as to making
the expenditure puhhe. I;
Sir, a President of thelUnifed States, or
the head. of p Depart'meiiit acting by Ibis
authority, must think but poorly of his
pwri reputation and standing with the
country if he j is afraid of being suspected
of having jviolatcd his duty and his oath
in a matter of so little taioment. I will
add,' that ; a, person who entertains sucji a
suspicionr vihout reason'' of any -public
maii, may himself be; well suspected; of
haying held a no very complimentary dia
logue with himself j ;; j
Sir, we all: know that the head of a De
partment cannot touch a dollar of this
fundtexcent with the President's sanction.
The whdlej power, and the whole respon
sibility, is Hvith the President. The Pre
sident's message states this so fullv and f dictate to be most advisable : and the ortlv
clearly that need not dwell dppn it. I rule, to regulate such employment should
will say, in the first. place, lhat no expen- be his opimon.lmi it might probably be
diture, improper in itself or improper in ; beneficial to our country. i I I
us. In every Uounty, however
success may eem to promir. 1
and effloient men be in the filed
Counties and Districts be thorou
vmi1 wnd tiv a vifornus anil tr. :
which it was intended to base an impeach- , f(.nce of our principles, thri Ol !
ment, he would still, upon these grounds, gtatp NVlj be 'redeemed from )he
vote against the resolution. ! taint or suspicion of-Loco Fc
The motion to lay the resolution upon . . comnrisinir with
the table was negatived; and the question nrnlsno log-rolling no suaj :
being upon its adoption, the yeas and nays ! candidatf.. T.t us strike for i)ur (
were ordered and being taken, resulted ftnj our Country's cause, in Aug'.
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iiS lOHOWS :
YEA Mr. Turney.
NAYS Messrs. Allen, Archer, Ashley,
Atchison, Atherton, Bagby, Barrow, Ben
I ton, Berrien, Calhotm. Cass. Thos. Clayton,
John M. Clayton. Colquitt, Corwin. Da
j vis, Dickenson. Dix, Evans, Fairfield,
I Greene, Haywood. Houston, Huntington,
Jarnagin, Jenness, Johnsor, of Louisi- . . .
I ana, Lewis, McDuffie, Mangurr. Miller, & lrts " nessary (Sny, a pr .
Mi ai f 'l -rai 'st J wmv. rt''-
hcia right 1J1 l.i v
iu theirs wLofwo
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i en ine country, or vmecmc iuc afi.i i .
its energies, by representing it bef r
I try as in the wrong 1 I" a case i f (
8V with another world, il is importer .
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triliutive to onr nreiigin,oi oniy, t;.,t
the right, ,nat more among o-He! .
either make representation of us i n t :.
or etxJ'''vor to place us in that cod Ji'.i .
timorc Sun. A i i
reputation and lame abroad (opposed as j ,ios concerning any public officer upon
1 tun to him n rWditical opinion on almost j
every sunject ol 'party, contest) J as an A
merican feel proiidI say I will not con
sent that such gpssip shall be the fbunda
tion of a call upon the President, or any
action whateverof this chamber.
I will not dignify such unworthy accu
sations by any nolice of them whatever.
But his is not the chief reason for my de
sire that this resolution may be voted
down by the Senate, to stand as a prece
dent lie said he especially desired that
President Polk, and all future Presidents,
may be assured that, as to the disburse
ment of this fund, the Executive acts up
on, his own responsibility, and is not to be
called to an account : otherwise, the act ol
.Congress would be a dirty trap. Sir. it is ; Morehead, Niles. Pearce. Penn;yhacket, , he . an(J Uu
a pretty business if we cannot repose suf- i Phelps, Sevier, Simmons. Speighr, Upham, ; Bul thevri-ht it
hcient commence in our Uhiei Magistrate
one who is elevated to the highest sta
tion in the gift of the peopl of these States
by their free suffrages to entrust him
with! i he. expenditure of the paltry sum of
fifty thdusand dollars a year for his coun
try in this mode. Mr. W. said he felt
humbled that hej was impelled by what
our banner will wave victoririoly,
inscribed on its glorious ioh!. .
Governor I a Whig Senate!! .
W 1 1 IG HOUSE OF COM M ON S '
our watch-word be- Remember t:
mtmdcr Session of IS 12. ll'l
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in-',
WebsTer. WVstcott, Woodbridge 11.
So the resolution was rejected.
Public. Debt of Texas. The House of
Representatives of Texas have appointed
a committee to inquire into the expedien
cy of ceding to the-Governmentiof the U.
he conceived lo be his duty' to make these I States the public funds of Texas for a
observations. He regarded the fair fame j insteomvalent.forthennrnns nf'nrnvirlinp- 1 As a freeman, a lover of truth cn 1
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of our distinguished puhlic men as the pro- j means to liquidate the public debt of the
nMftf of. thf pmililrv Wf had rpcfivpn m i . . . . I
and if i l - r "l :L i ii i otate ; and to take into consideration nie
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its amountl was made to my knowledge,
judgment, tor j belief. And I wilj say, in
the next, pface. that the jate President of
the United! States, in al ihings'respecfing
the expenditure of the public moneys, was
remarkably cautious, exact, andfparticu-
rich heritage from those who preceded us.
and any man who unjustly and causeless
ly as$ajls the. reputation of such American
is no true friend to the peopleor their in
stitutiohs. j
Mrl W. said that he held it to be impor
tant that the Executive branch of the Go
vernrnent should! be satisfied that full con
fidence is and wjll be reposed in it .as to
the fidelity with jwhich this fund may be
disbursed as tajthe discretion which will
be exercised ; and that it will be protected
by Congress and by ihe people frotn scan-
I dajous imputations so easily made in re
propriety of classifying and defining the
public debt, and of appointing a board to
ascertain and allot the same.
A bill has also been introuced into the
Senate - for the liquida'o:i and adjust
ment of public debt." The bijl proposes
the. appointment bj the Governor and
Senate of three rommisioners to act upon
the claims, at Austin, commencing on the
cr of dissimulation and wrongwec r.'
sentiments. According to these d
the men at ihe head of our Govern::.'
territory that evidently lc!ongs t a:
lion, we mut sustain them or be tilt -i
incur the imminent risk of a Ion a:
war, by refusing ia their negodatic ns y
eign Power to consent to.term v'
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been retieatedly proposed by lh?ir j'-: - r
ter redecesors, we must sustain Jlcr,
lent ; and if, when negotiation h, t
naciously refuse, fur the most alstrJ
ulous f-fall conceivable reaions, ) f .
figment.
The right of appeal is also
lar.
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And I here say, sir, thaf all declarations,
avermentsl statements !or insinuations, J
made any where, or by any brdy, ' 'c
impute Ipervjersibn, inisnpplication, or
wAste of the public, funds, committed or
niade by 'me while Secretary of Statey are
utterly groundless and untrue. And I Will
conclude with one remark, the bearing of
which 1 shalllleave to the Senate and to
the-country, .'if t ",.p ,
Whoever charges me with haying eith
er mfsappjipd orvasted he public funds,
while in Jhej Department of State, jfijas
either seen the pa pets,1 or has, In some
other way, obtained kiiQwledgei onjthe
subject, brihej has not (If he hasseeniio
Doubtless, very often such agents will :- gard to it ; and it may not be deterred from
render hut little, service, and sometimes ! itx tiitlirinus nnrVmn trinl.it. imp. hit nun tin- jut
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none, butthisis no answer to the argument prehensions of popular suspicion impioper- ' t De allowed trom their desciston.
in favor of employing themf whenever the ly excited or popular clamor gotten up for j
f resident has reason to nelieve they may other than patriotic objects. j t-1p u Harmoviocs "-The !New
pe oenencial. uar amnassadors aDroaa
are. the last persons who can acquire such
i n for mation, u n less Aey ha ve secret agentsj.
Mr. PresidentJ fsaid Mr. V.. I' said in the
a a ft 'k j -V ' t t
remarks 1 made last week on the Uregon
question that if our Government had years
ago employed an agent to procure copies
of the correspondence in 1790 and "91, Ue
jween the British and Spanish Ministers
who negotiated the Nootka Sound con
vention, it would, I did not doubt, When
published, shed tight on the British claim
to Oregon, and, indeed, thatl s jspected it
would of itself effectually crush hat clairhj.
Eyeryjjone who knows any thing about it
must know. that the employment M.sedret
first of evO' alternate month, with the
powers of a court of law and equity, and ; decision of a question involving
i rWUinn utn'U-K t hn iflWt ! nf n to arbitration the established rft k.V '
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fairest and best mode of settling ca;i ;
cuhies we must sustain tbera or j Ltf ?
Such principles of action may do ;well.
C . .Lr., I,,, i rr.mn u ! ! 1 cro r ri 1 L f :
Our country, right or wrong," i, v--'
nerlv understood, a good maiirn iutir;.-
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me vynariesion iuercuiy ; 'xis" -r-'-""'1-" Roiaier snonw ugui 'w.....
agents
in Mexico, in Cuba, and elsewhere to justify the call proposed. He hoped
at this very time; would be highly, jddil l the resolution wppld btt rejecledat once.
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i ne distinction wntcn tne. resotunon , nr
i . ai-i cr ,,m leans Courier (LocOfoco) thus speaKS ot
e": names and the names of citizens em
ployed as agentsMr. V. said he regarded
untenable. All should be protected from j
exposure, or else we maynot procure the in
iormation they disclose, or obtain-the ser
vices they render; But he was opposed
to the' resolution m the general grounds
he had stated. It was scarcely necessary,
he said, for him to remark that he could
safely youch that, no knowledge was had
by the distinguished and worthy function
ary at the head of the State Department.
tr by! the faithful officer next to him, of
anV d sclosure ol documents in tneircare,
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"The Charleston Mercury is at length
undisguisedly W biggish, openly expresses
a wish that the Democratic party in New
York may be defeated and on the Ore
gon question goes farther in .support of
the British pretensions than any blue-light
paper in the Union. The Mercury fre
quently recurs with'great self-fcomplacen-cy
to a long article which it! sent forth
sometime ago on the same Ofegon ques
tion. That article in.lhp Mercury was a.
mere plagiarism-from the;Edmhar Re
view, considerably-weakened Ity ihetrans-
tcr,
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out stopping to investigate the cau tf ' '
rel. But, most crrtainly, when w ar"
with the world, it is the duty of even r
all in his p-.wer towards keeping U t
ihe right, and to denounce andppj'e r
fyrt of her rulers to place br in ?h.; r
Louisville -
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War Fever in New Yorh.Tu
Telegraph says : It has beep p:
that a public meeting be held ia t!
someday next week, by citizrr.
parties, calling upon Congressto r
war loan of 25 millions, to orar l
militia, and increase the army anJ
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