. ... thumed tVe
WJ farmer i
: tide wbUb called forth
remiaik: nor had T any
imeution t. wound their feelings. Mr
wihthe view to put down elieciually
Ihe slah lcr.ij t1wie t' mciniteiicv
.,v in reference my tir? on the fourth
isilalnK-iit at the" extsvt session, with
thaj iUi fiwiiiajtivius'! t my tnitivev
NVe ' ao now ,a full ktaiiMBKiit of
I'ii ooveitin, ccurdt"g lKtb re-
' 1 yes iti f" thtsje ' present, .and it
turn out, i felt cnu ti lent it woul.l.
iiisV.mAt.' rattier! ban bm-Wiro-.jit
fit init it l
I mil Mt cfli
ly uith atW tTiirig"
Ju'i tiativjf on winch. I acted was'a eon
tin not rKMfcinpUteiilii jfi4!
wcriiiioii, anti on wimwu ot course, u
ili.t notTimi;- A t'Miee foarih instal
ment. ( mi then, am now. and ever
act,' according to it true rtilet and
puri,e. '. We all know it ohjyct was
" g 't vtcar of an thumoi lt vfplnt
by th'o-ititi it with t:ie stairs, witti
ifisj Unuble viwf withdrawing
fraiu tUt'.itnmttliftt c xitr. l of tlic Ex
ecutive and the depi e banks, where
i( was &livvtd i be a .datigeroiis'
(Mrce of,, pAtronage -d ArUtiu,
an I iii it i a tl 'jmite n if r than
!uwe banks: "and I a'atid prepared to
cx -cute the act ti the full. a. far an
in y vtc uiiy g i, whe n v-r tere i an
avatla'jlef urplu biyoitd ihe pro'iable
expenditure t the (j iva-rnmi-nt, wl,t
Ihe States will receive, whether it be
tuili iir 'tiaivr. "'".Several jf iny fri-i.U
" - tlirt-e vvai hotid ii'.ore siitrcitous vthati
myself to rairv -out the act, acronli
'' t jiiv c'oneepiioii of it true int nt and
ilijut. tut lULtlifr I touUl int ao.
v I hall -never ijree to iaie iitpucy by
" JL''1M! wrTaxea, to i-.iake a surplus tu U
K !cpoited vviih the Jj'tatea; and this
'wairtlie rituttd t1oV'rn dfbate on the
,i p istpduemjMt iCtiie f ui tli iiistalineut
nucii a coura wouiii. indeu, hive
every tiling I have ever lme urtaul in
reference to thesutjec,t a 'l rati. i
' thai rai a cent by laxnj; or borruw.
- - mgr to bi dppcfftiTf rfr I 'woii I d n it bnre
hc-ilat. d a lumuetil to obliterate the
s " net frain tho iaute book. ..To.do.fi
' tuej"j'M(Mild be a fcris and dangerous
-....pco ita of rilifijacU .and resiat.ita
teutior), . . .." .
In my fortner rein trk. I neither af
.. v fir'med ipr denied the truth if the
. ' atatemrnt as tta the allead coneersa
- tiou and Icpiifuieil my at-If sjintily to
j bc-twcA what I ihajrbave said and iff
, ' uccauju Im I a yrrv iii'ltinct teco
. .f ..,..". . s . . . . . .
' jecttnii ut- uxi : conuTkation. I had an
' iinprcsirni of liavinj; conversed on the
ti was in me laeT or on tlje ateoin.
b.t, be in siiaie iulfieiouc( or wrth
.ii v avjian; or w hat I aail, I had no rfcol
iei.ti.inj but of otie tbinj I was per
"Teclty ciin tenr, rtiil t' CdutnoT irave
, aai.Kn thinlVnly understood, in-
. ro'nsistent" -wjtlijvlui I did, as that
v rc(e t on fixed "priiu-iple. long estab-
'li.shed in iny riiiid.Biid on which I
tand it in1 lily coramitte.l in report and
ileb ifd I coinplaii not, but It is deep
1 v- , . . lf-tVoSt4itia!jfctBaL
- aa'tons," which are sojeaajy to be
ir det'stooif. should find their m
- , puuiic journals. . n places t
. " .; fubUcJi fitia-a tl a w tivard i ui
V they'j are nUerved, hy
"'.' themselves to tlte imputation
'public j'iuril3ls.t It places thuse Jn
potation pf im-
r:"P?r- roa4yeyin4-4f -tUey -oa4r orse
ireeljr, yiey afeTmljTe'to ba inirepre7
.caled. .;' i . ..;; '
I ask, as ancf of jiitite, that tltose
who may rpubiUh tfia (a(cinnts to
which, this rcfecs should publUb this
!au, t " - " ' - - -
" 'Abolition 'V.-,esterdaya case
,..f A5J.?iUt,i,.ai..lxii; J JiJUlbe - Common
r t rieas," which f.ir iisiiujioi tance and its
' resuitlnay ba deemed as settlirts; a very
' ' interesting qestWi" a far as public o-
pinion goes. Itinown that fanat
. . ica generally and part jculaily abuli
riunist.s, tike every opjiortuuity in pub
lie assemblagei, i steam bqatsT rail
' roadi carsMytels,&c to '.broach and
- iliacusslhe particjilar subjecti iij which
they take ait iuterasf, with tht Jew .of
obtaining vbieaod making cohverta,
' They are" generalltolerated because
the subject is must frequently Jpreafn-
Jed under t!i garb of rejlgion. In the
' present ctt?c Mr. ;SViUiaw. Editor td
V .to Emancipator, thought fit lo open
' the fjUcu jsion of the abJilionquestioii
an boare; a steam boat on ifie lludstm
". last fall,' and, rgatii?.ed is meeting, and
. kept op the .Aate'1tefire.' and after
- dinner. - The pii.i!!' desirous ol re
plying to some oN'ctioni - made by
Judge Radchiff tliidiii; the defendant
' James Ross, vnciferiouity calling for
the question, took tiim by rollar
( audi endeavoured fo quict him iy aay
j rig "where is the use ' of your being
uch aif'iolj'' foe which expreaitn
1 and thu assault Rs boxerlits rail1-.
r .The abolitionist brought bis actios) for
amagCi, and the jury after a very in
teresting and sharp digci(Mi on both
Hides, detljrcf fir the tlefeiidant. : So
that a box on tfia ears and a tweak of
tliC noic wl.enever such iriecnJtary di
cui'uir are pHrprtnelr got up, are not
be decmes. tonira bono .'
:r nuil rJitera. bny, have been ar.
t. i .'i..a fuitr.il in their poaaeMos)
' ( 10,000 doltara. A ftaiUeaa
e rtytrient tit one of the draft,
nEltXARXS of tlr. nolXlX
h the Senate U. S'Det. II, 1837,
pnfniitian f Jttf Cleg, it reir ailitin
- f'UUantU tht Vnmnullee ftrlh lMttrtcl
t tblnin fi am them m rtpwt deliberately and
'fully dUeuitinf the wMt rabject " "
Mr. UOANKf of Viriw'u, sa'ul, that
warm, arJent, and strung, m were all
bi f.-oling. and fixed a was Uis opin
ttin on llti subject, be alioul J perhaps
nnx mve iprei nia lips on tue pres
ent iuot unexpected occasion, but for
In: relation hanuens to bear towards
1 utnbia:'l whirli-it.ia nrnn..1 i.. rfer.
Ilkl'ilt- W vast
iivporU'icj - tnywlvinf
the dt arest
riiUand interests of millons of our
ci('i7.efi! and ierbaps the Union of
these States. A committee, tailed to
tak charre of the local concerns Jof
the p-kj)le of this I) strict, is not,
hmnlily apprehend, Ihe suitable coin-
inuuc lor sot n a am iect i lint mm-
mil lee was not constituted with n fer
ence to questions of such ma.nitudi
and extensive bearing; and I do trut
tliai, hliituld tins body uiifortunately
agree to receive and refer these peti
tions, with a view, as we are informed.
to have a clm. didiberate.' and lull
discuttsioii of. their merits, they wilt
send them to some other committee
nay, raine a special committee, com
poed of gentlemen who have the talent
an. I the taste for such illccunsion; for
I lake this oe-aion to say tha, mi
(her in committee nor elsewhere, will
I ever consent to arue and ilUrus
the inerits of . thin teudt-r and vital
question. No sir; when , my life and
them not tivanrnment-aiTd disrossinn,
Sir, the Senator from Kentucky
(Mr. oiayy lias akett wiietlier the
inu(tidication of these petitions in the
jNnrth, and the spread d feelinj which
proiupi iii-in, i noi uiainij aiifiDUta
Lie to a belief, on the part of the peo
pic there, that the creat r ght nf net!
lion had been invaded by the .direction
which this bndv lias given to them for
iiielaRt two' years? "lTe"lias been s"n
swere I in the' adirniative bj the Sen
ator Irom Vermont, Mr. Swilt.Y. and
it is utterly denied that fanaticism con-
it lutes any. part of the spirif nhich ac
tuates our Northern brethren, in thus
eternally atirring aqucstiun which thrj
must know is vital to us of the Sjuih.
(iii nt"-w not fnatid5ra; it is not
humanity, it is not philanthropy, but it
is pnirioliim! it is only to assert and
maintain inviolate. thes great right of
pet tion! I perceive, sir, that one of
tha petitions presented this mtrnin is
signed by, I t:nnk. one hundred and
eleven women. Allow me to ask
when before, on what vtlrer: occasion.
on what other great question have the
females thought it their imperious duty
tl s'ep lo: th us the asserters and chain,
pious of tiie great riht of petition. Al-
liVV me to blii' vi fiir. tk.'il inrli rtin.
tiVe conntituteil nor iiaitf: 'tKai?r feel-
injjSinevertof one moment entered in
to their braiaj no, ,sir, U js thej fals
fire of philanthropy, so easily kindled
in their warm ami lender hearts, and
too easily lanned into flame by fanati
cal, vile, and designin; men. a
No man, nr. in4hu wide extended
empire, more dearly loves, or would
more aacredly guanf t Ivan I, the great,
the inestimable .right of petition, as
asserted and prattised in Enland,
and tlicncc enrafted into our Own
ivrittcn llonstitutioni bntlikea 1 other
good thing it is liable to abuse, arid
lias Ms limits? ami 1 for one am bold
to say, th th subject now before the
Senate presents a limit
rite PconleJiayf ajright peaceably to
assemble and petition fur what? To,
ta kea way fny right-1 eoj!y--J life.
liberty, anil t,h pursuit ol happinesrv
Nd, !irf blttvtd redress tiievances' to
js hich tlvesllwrmiking power cat ppyr4
lions must not only be sent to a tribii-.
nal com'itent to-lieaF -tlie bot HuH
ici.iie i a aoujrvi on nicn niai .in-
bunal can legally and authoritatively
act Sir, the 1'eople are occlndedj
they have occluded; themselves; they
are occluded by the' stcred co.iipronn.
nes of the Constitution the charter of
all their rig!frar-from bringing this
subject belore-Cowgres in any manner,
whatever aa one of ordinary legislatiaii .
It is in vainHbTay that J his right of
petition baa'nri HiiiitsW We Jia vejieen
told this morning, "that we are'the ser
vants of 1he Ifooidet tetjre thia Sen
ate, requires that every pf titio whiclv
is oflered to it, shall be respertful in
its language, and decorous in its form.
This,' sir, is a limit; and one liable-o
abase; ami why not. I seek to .know,
require that they sjiall.also be pertin
ent in their matter, and iegitinwtCwin
I ask gentlemen who are ao.aenii
live 5n their feelings, and ao! latitudin
ous in thejr Wtiona, abo-jt the right of
petition; 4 what theywottlil 'tlo; if a
"reSpectful! petithut was preaented
to the Seiiatfc't prayiug them Jo pass a
law directing tbnt, in future, each' one
of our twenty-si.; aovereigri States
sIhiuM have on this floor but ane, to
steftd ol two Senators; as guarantied
ay, coinprojiitsed, by the Constitutron?
I t there a member here who would not
scout from this chnmber such a , peti
tion, aa ging far beyond any thing
contemplated b the terms or spirit if
our association? The right of peti
tion, as secured in the Constitution,
waa intended to redress all grievances
within the' pale of the flaw and the
We aretidd, airy that , these peti
tions only relate to theDislrict of'Col
ombia. Who, tSt has at all looked
'passing eTenU Van'-for wom
believe mil siutensenu v " "v
lieve that the hamanit j, the philanthro
py. r tbepatrioti-m ofjoo' Nrthera
beeibreaaa-be. sated byjemancpating
the few alave whMtiWrtiTEf
miles' square? 'air,- this. jolide
acrit Dintrict of Columbia, beeuseof
some plausible construction gvO
certain equivocal expresaions atut the
"exclusie juriwlictioti of conjreM
has been adroitlj mail the jiuclcas
around which the abolitionists are to
forces for a eoncfitrateu
ir. in t ua Ilistricl. mil Lncrwisii
enter the wedxi -with witch they
Would rend asunder this geat and
Wr.iaiJ Mr. R. we bs ben ta by ths
Senator from Vermont that, on thu question
tlier u m division of sentiment in iU State:
that on tliia only questinn. all partici in poli
tic and all aecta in religion, eoma Ugihtt and
aijire. tSir. let me inform that Sator, and
the whole North, that the eiilira eoldry aouth
of tha PoUmac,- without any ic4 whatever
to party, or any thing eUa. la aa ftfily united
as can domiIiIt bo Ilia peopM M Veboni. and
will boldly (ac and defy the atorm i abolition
ism, eoma whan and whence it' mal Oentle
mrn may tiilk aa they will fbuqt right of
petition, and all that, but the veryact wmrn
the Senator from Vermont ha fed, proroa
inconlrovertibly o my miod, that M quoatiori
u aolclv and wholly one of power tu aggrami
izement; to which poliliec, religionmorlity Sl
pstriol'nm are all aubaervient; I wfat. air, that
it i a atruggla for power I cannoview itatu
I VNT V-FI Fi ll C(!U RKSS.
TAttrluy, Dntfiet &l
Railroads and Canali, repdttd a bilr-
Zi-aiiti iz an, r ipnaiions failiuntinz to
abiut 1,100.000; for tlU extension
ot the Cumberland mad tlifugh Oluo,
Indiana, and Illinois, ltdd and or
dered to a second reading,
n the Distridol Colum-
hi a was taken up, when 9'
went inbra long speech oahe hi&tory
of banking. Sic.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
. After the reading of thsjournal of
y 'sterday proceedings. Jr. Patton of
on ajr abolition
"EearJvaJ, that all liiion, smoriala and
paper, touching the abolition ol ivery, or the
buying, wiling or iranafering i slave in any
Slate, District or Territory pf tl United Slates
ba laid upon the table w?lhtfu einf debated,
printed, rrad, or rrfcrred, and at no further
action whatever ahall be had t -eon."
The rule was auspende year T35,
nayt GO when Mr. P'on said Ji
had oHerrd the resolutiorta a spirit of
co npromise. It involved concession
on the part of the sou. He then
called for the previous; qislion. Mr.
Adams attempted to re id I he house
refused, ycaa -ISJ. - TH main ques
tion was pt by a vote of29 to 62.
JWr. Adams rose and aiwered when
his name was called, "I lid this Res
olution to be a violation the Consti
tution of the United Stai !" and im-
nediately resumed his ieat, amidst
clamorous cries of "iller." The
proposition was adopted as 122,nays
After thi result was aiouceJ. Mr.
Adams remarked that iiiinine did hot
ppear on the list nt leashd nays, nor
I lie apeaker-r-Call S tfc gpntlemen
from Massachusetts. -
Mr. Adams then moveilhat his an-
?: be entered on ihe lurnakand
llie" chair decidiiif that iu. . not in
order he moved In havdhis motion
and that decision of the b aker en-
$1 r. Sawye r.nrN. TGITniT5rr7
Wise of Va, rose and refi'd to vo,te
afall on the question, not (jinking it a
fitting subject "ToFTegTsIairtTiVfioh."'"
,C The rfercnce,of the Mtkatre was
once more iaken un, in coAnittee of
tne wnoie, mt. Adams itijtie chair,)
and after some squibbing, if rather a
mud throying character, between Dun
can if Ohio, and Ewing ui Indiana.
Mr. Utileiwood went yevy ihly into
thfcordal sunptrj of MrCutuinir's a-
I me ndiiirfitv-aml examined tlW Presi-J
dentVallusion, in the MessaV. seri
atim, .iio the ptesent condViun of
our aff.Jrft Each department was shown
Jo be. (lit of errors-of administration.
. it- ..tt; r. r' siwiM '
-mum muuti voiiiii- iur reiwrmT 1 lie
KavyJ the War; th Post UiTice, the
State fnd Treasury Dtpartmeuta were
all eiamined, ind.abuset ahoayn in
masttilv manner. r' .
"M 'Sawyer, of Koylh Caittina.at).
dresjed ne -ommittce f specUJ y on
the aeh vA-which ha preventeilth sail
ding of the Exploring Expedilionj fcnd
geoeraii v on existing autnes in tna, rua-
yj )epartment, which ho representeit
a going ncau long to ruin, owing 10 tue
otters incompetency and "mismanage
in snt of ther present. Secretajry whom
he artusad of hostility to the increase
and "prosperity of that branch of th
tsoitaUderence, and of i tyftetn
favoritism whicii .haa tlisgusteu our
naval oncers, and threatened to drive
fhem! from. the service. . Ir SJ indi
cated hi intention of following this at
tack, by .heieafter introdttcing a re0'
luttoii proposing a, thorough inquiry in
to the condition and management v
the Nasj. i ' :
The committee, then rose, on motion
of Mr. Pottervof Penylvanii who, of
course, has the floor for to-morrow. .
' . IN SENATE.
- r- " - .- r a-
1 he lull restraimnsr fe. sons ana Cor
Tf,'. j . ..7 ... . - a"".
noartions from issuing amall note Tun-
der five dollars and individuals from,'
Passed th Senate, after mucb tUseus
sion; to be fhgrossed and read a thud
time.. . - ' r,'
The Senate adjourned over to Tues-
After the reading of the Journal.
Mr. Adams ibe and said that he
perceived in the reading of the Journ-I
al, that his answer to tne can w
name; did not appear.
The Speaker said the gentleman did
not answer yea or nay to his name.
further remaiKeti mat
he had requested his
the answer to be. inserted ..wiili jhe
answer iu the Journal; and thU re-
ouest he renewed.
Mr. A. reduced the motion and an
swer to writing as foliows:
To insert after the yeas and nays,
on the adaption of the residution rela
ting to abolition petitions, the follow
ing: The name of Mr. Adams being
called, he answered, "I hold the reso
lution to be a violation of the Constitu
tion of the United States, o.f the right
of my constituents, and of Ihe People
of the United States to petition, and of
iny right to freedom of speech, as a
member of this House."
Un motion of
Mr. lloon the motion to amend the
the Journal was laid on the table.
Mr. Smith from the committee on
Commerce reported a bill providing
for the entire reorganization of the
Treasury Department. This bill was
read twice ami ret.-rreu to the com
mittee of the whole. House, on the state
of the unions
mittee, reported a bill providing lor
the employmet of Boys in the Naval
service ot the United Mates; read
twice and comin'tted.
Also, the Senate bill to allow a
drawback on hemp and cordige manu
factured; without amendment,
The House then adjournal to to. -
Tuesday, December 26.
Mr. WALL rose and said that, in
compliance- with the reqnest of the
Governor of the State of New Jersy,
he presented to the Seriate resolu
tions of the Legislature ol the State of
New Jersey, and moved that they be
printed, and laid on the table.
Mr. LLAY, ol K.en.,nid he wished
to .inquire what was the suhject of
Mr. WALL said he believed they
constituted the creed of a certain class
of persons... He did not feel as if he
could particularize it more.
Mr. LLAY called lor the reading,
and they were read.;
A copy of the resolutions was pub
islied in the National IiitcUmneee .,
the 20th of November. ' They declare
t the duty of Congress to provide for
the safe-keeping oud disposition of the
public revenue approve of the resolu
tion of the Senate which was sulne-
3uently expunged from the Journal
enounce the expungign resolution,
the removal. of the deposites bv the
President, the issue of the specie cir
cular, the sub-Treasury scheme, the
issue of Treasury notes, and a pnrtial
bankrupt law and approve of the
course of Senator Southard on all
these subjects, and of the conduct of
the present representatives ol the Mate
in Congress. 1
Ihe resolutions were laid on the ta
ble, and ordeird to be printed.
i ne out to restrain tne cur
small notes in the District of Columbia,
and for 1 other purposes, was read a
third time, and passed 3716 1.
1I0USE OF. REPRESENTATIVES.
Ihe House was occupied, through
out the entire sitting iir consTdering
the motion af Mr. Adams to refer to a
select committee the memorial of a
New York, praying I ougrrss to con
sider favorably an overture, in the
shape of a decree of the Mexican Con
gress, for an amicable settlement of
the milieu I ties between that country
and this; and, should the effort, fail,
for a reference of the question m dispute
lo tne mediation oi a irienmy rowctv
Mr. Howard, chairman of the -Com
ptittee on foreign Affairs," hail moved
the reference of the memorial to . that
committee. The speech of Mr. i Ad-
ams wssv directed to ahow that Ihe
memorial ought not to go1 to the latter
committee, because a report made by it
at the last session ('the chairman and
many of the " tiieraberscomposing 1he
committee at" that session, remaining
still upon it at the present) evinced a
predetermination in favor f a rupture
wim Mexico air. tiowaru made a
response, in yrlnch he dented
that iny such overture Had in fact been '
mta.tWL. a)'. iU. tt-ta' t e..,.!
and argted that it would be useless t
remilra l laiuirl nn nia aut.t. f. -.1
oflno, existence, -In. the course of the
debate. allusions iVert ; incideotally
made to.th retive conduct o(t the
two Governments, and lb the tone and
language of the President's Message
on that part of our foreign 'relations.
' Mr. Adams, in the. course tf hio
speech, ; which' occupied - more 1 than
three hours, was repeatedly railed ' lei
rrder,specially when , adverting in
his opening remarks, to the cotiducl f
the Committee of Vys and Means,
aa avowed in a late publication by a
-InumHer of the member of that cimo'-
mittee. , TTiediscu&sion
deal of interest fur some time, but was
much protracted that when ihe, qnes-
between 4 and ,5 ojcloclfc, there was
noquitiuui present; so the matterJiei
over until another tlay.- ! , f ' ' .
Pre iousl y to. ttic Debate above it'fent
red twand iminetliifjtly after,the; read-
- -BW.-...-..-.! . - . .. '
rose, an'", by permission q tne House,
sliit.nl that he had ssenthe Washington
correipinilehco in one ol . the publio
papris, which he"lield in hisliand, and
from which he quoted the following
A soon as thia end had been aceompIih
- im - r- -r-1- ir-Uili f-lft t"'ir the aiijeurnment upon Mr,
QimlHia, oTe4 M. whole boi neni neie iif:
atioii t" meet in the committee-room of t!ie
Commince of Cluiina, to devise ways and
mean f'" t'e emergency to take all necra,
wry tep toward a dissolution of the Union.
Such siMt the tenor of his lanjoaffe, but
audi w ''a anbilaiice."
Mr. Campbell observed, in sub
sfanre, that if he alone were interest
ed, he certainly would pot have called
the attention of the House to the mis
representations of an irresponsible
letter-writer; but that, by request,'
and injustice to those with whom he
had acted upon the occasion alluded
to, fce would state, that, in the in vita.
tion extended by him to the Rcpreseh
tatives'of the ilave-holding interest,
he had acted as one of a committee
appointed by a meeting then being
held in fhe District committee room,
composed of Mr. Bauldin, Mr. Johnson
of Virginia, and liimselfj and that, in
the invitation which, as one of the
committee, appointed forTffttt pirfpotr,
hejiad extended to his colleagues, no
reference was made .either directly or
ion. Mr. C. also slated, that the result
of the meeting was well known, and
that every candid man must acknow.
ledge that the course adapted. was cal-
rnlatfd to uay raiherthan to increase
Jf'ednttJay Dertmber Q.7.
Mr. BENTON oflered a Tpsobtion
calling upon the Secretary ol the Trea
sury to report to the Senate what a
inouiit of specie lias been received -uu.
to the Trersury since the suspension
of specie payments in May last, and
what amount of specie has been paid
out of the Treasury, givingJJie.aggre
tr.ite amount since the suspension in
Mr. CLAY expressed a deairc that
the resolution might be modified so as
to present not only the aggregate, but
tha specific objects of the several pay
ments, so as to show to whom the spe
cie had been piid. Agreed to.
Mr. Calhoun presented several res
olutions, (a copy of which coiijd not
be obtained,) chiefly relating t the re
ecjvelsii! General Government and of tlie sevtn
These resolutions "we re laid on the
table and ordered to be printed.
The Senate then adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPHKSKNTATIVKS.
In the House Mr. Polk laid before
that body a communication from
Messrs. Prentiss and Wood, represen
tatives elect Irom the Stale of Missis
sippi, enclosing their credentials, and
declarirg themselves ready to be qual
ified. Upon thin, a debute of mere order
aroo, which extended to a considera
ble le'tigth, and was participatcdin by
a good many members, but vrry dis
cursively and inconsequentially. The
point "nt issue," at Bif, wa,whellfer.
flupnn the d'r,"'itoiU'f the reference of
the memorial to the Committee
lections, or otherwise, the claimants
should be admitted 4o seats upon- the
floor, and take part in that particular
dfhirte, ; T:
M uc h fee l ing an d h tvw i ti g vf hit rids
were elicited by tliis question, in all
parts of the House; and the merits of
the xaaa. wereono. tnto, to .rather , a.
greater extent than was repeatedly de
clared by the Chait was in order. At
length, the motion to admjt the claim
atits to a seat on (he 8n nt once,
fmade and sustained bv Messrs.
Graves and others,) was laid nn the ta
ble by the yea and nay vole of. "90 16
87, until the previous, quest ion of Ref
erence shoujl bt decided on. . . ' ;'
t There was then a little more flurry,
and the wlmle thing ende'fjby ,ihe
proposed reference to h Cowtiniltee
on Elections: and Ihctvtlic, House, ad
journed. - .i..;;;,!,fi'.-c"3
Tiitrssdtiv, I)ecS 28.
fhe Senate Iiavin2laken',tn the res-
oluiion befora o.Tered by Mr. Nilesiboiitionists,
relative to anSinsuiance of the safe
transmission of money in themaitsv-
v4 Mr- Niles , uffed , a snbstitute fcr
that resolution, requiring the postmas
ter General to , communicate to ihe
FenMe hi? opinion of the propriety and.
uraniagea ot, auintiriKing py law tne
transmission in ihe" mall of sums of
mon,e";'not exceeding ". severally a cer
tain amount, at the risk pf the Depart
ment; thi rate pertentage "which
ougt lqti he'rhargrd by Jhe; J.lleimrt'i
ment tor that risk; ami auch other in
formation n the '-subject he might
;jhink proper, and w'uhin his power.
. .vuerc ome tiisr jion, toe rryoiu
tion was laid, on the tub!". . v , ; .
Mr. Norvell presented the following
re"o!orions: . ',, "' r : " -
tirsotved ih thn Government nftho t.ti?te4
9iat is a liulMHinl tnvei nmeiit rnly
p-nefiit(iUrposerape:iut.it in the Frrtcrsl
IMH mo; , t.
ThM th Hales it this Uniou. ha H thfir re
served rtghta ana powei i aro epant9r UhWixo
itenr. awat sarereiea nolilieal aummuaitir.a -
' Ttit aar intetformre by one or snore State their tiosicahe-jtra "uJ anjoiilty;
Or by tha prop! of oea Or riot, r.
tb dnmctlia iutiiluiiiMiS of anjr o;!irr
lliia JaiHye wht awy 4 its rr, ,,
antl powrt over thnsv lnMilntion,
Ma and 'ifsngei-nosltifriMtiioa of j,e '
U wsTmttHM, of ilia United Suir
wtly to lisirb tba a?;, asd o-s,,,,,,,!,.
Union, and ta srver lha links, which Ul
lopeiheTat itnrl'efipta. ; , v
ciTiuit.jJieSenalt! of the Unht Sln
posed of tne iie jiw wnrilvei hf ii,e s
lUeir aovereii.ep:itirs, and bonnd to T"
the reered f i!t and powers left 0
the. mp,et ol Ui. , would rre,tj T
teiopt.'ON iho pan -f lti Pcdora! tiottt?'
uiilerha pretelt l ertulstiDs; nsJJ
roonj the sesoral Stleeor nailer any
teat wbaieir. to truhibit lit ilomeniltn.k
Iweeo any of ihe Sialei, or the ciiiiesnT'
Ihe States, allowed hj ihem in ay kh4 u'
erly. reeoni-d Sasoeh by their mt,
- ltesleS.. T'' .'he Senate Of tita II. j,
will nei'hee irerive, nor eaiertain. anvja.,
mem irrul . resolution, or other' paper,
Cmirres, to prnhiliit aiy wish Irsdo.
Kesoiron, i "i n wmi 'i uct a bfaftA.
Hit (jul.lie Isith of ihe nation to aboliih J
in Ihe District ,.nt Unlnmbis, without t,
sent, of the people of lha District, itie jj
will neither receive, nor entertain aor s,,
memriil,siilulion, or ntliee paper,
for the aduptinn of such measures., tuilcn iv
rd Irom ihe peopl of die District of IV
iia - '--: - w t
The resolu t hmw -bei ng read .
were laid on the taMe, aittl ordered;
be printed. " . . -.: i
rii Senate proceeileit fa. Hiecoiu
eration of th resolutions oEredji
terday by Mr. , Calhoun. aelaJw,,
interference -witli-'tlieJ rigrt af i
States. - ';'-'-:'
Mr, Calhoun spoke in favor af',
resolutions, dwelltng-chieHy nn ol
tions whjjch had been, or which Jut
be maile." '' - ;
A tleuale followed, (to he publ'i.
hercalter.l tj Messrs. Calhoun, f,
ton, Swift una Strange. ' w
Qrr motion of Mr. Calhoun, il,
, wi'h an undetglandingthat they slws
be considered in advance of theft
Mr. Cambreleng. front, the coron'
tee of Ways and Means, reported tt
usual appropriation diiisw . j
The memorial presented by
Adams on Tuesday last' froniX
New York Peace Society, In relafr
to Mexican a Hairs, was taken npu,
referred to the committee on Furrk
r. t j. . . . . . . , .J
IN SENATE. ;-.!
5 Friday, Dfc.
A series of resolutions were liibw
le'dyMr?Morrii.6r OhloTaj i" ijji.
stiiute for the excellent resolution! :
Mr. Calhoun, in . relation to Su
rights and the treasonable conduct t
the abolitionisls . These rosoluiioi
are the very opposite of Mr. Calhouni,
They rommenre with asaertin, tht a
tore ol the Federal Compact; J
branch of into a whining ripnvA
about the liberty of4 speech and of lit
preaa, ; and of the impropriety of
State's interfering vi i'h anojher
WTOaUer; admit that the Gow
meat has no righrt Uterfere witsfc
rights of the Slates,- but ta.ljounil
protect them, tc, t declaie slavery
be a moral and-political evil, andi
sert the right of , petition and di
sion on the whole subject; and conttt
that Cong-ess have the 44glit4t sW'k
slavery not ouly in the District.t
likewise in the Territories! ami to pr
titbit the people of one State from
ling their slaves to those of anotho
and most violently oppose th-nnB
tian of any newTerritory; or State "
the Union in which slavery is tpleratd
The bHI anttiortnglthr cessiiia"
certain descrintioDi of lalUls approp'
ated tof urposes of education.'and &
en (en ng id . otherSvlirareaiI . : t
time and passed. The wlVn ams
bjqawsGf the Un'Statea in tti
tion to the ? punisiimFnT7 nf cJrW
crimes wa mrtf r eVf rfll amending.
paseif ln committee of the WlioW)
Tire bill for the relief of theepref f
. tatives of G. - W.. Meade was .it
passetl, after amendments i" coftiiif i
tee of Ihe Whole. -t-,,' .,.
MOUSR OF ItF.PItRsV.XTATtVW I
-"-The day Tvaerertert:to tiva V
and petitions." .- V-" -'!
Abolition and antiTexian petiti
almost past numbering, were prff
el, Mrs "Adam tried to g't upas'fr
eitement ott lhoVtibjeet; but faileti'
but Httlo notice or respect wasroii'
what he aaidthe aobstanc of
"was that he considered the re"'1""
adopteiliby' the limine .in rtdalmii
inch hiwmoriat ttncpiisututima','
felt noobliiratron to rerafd juclii.'1
law, and would still moye. . t'lififf fc'f
enco tir-approprrate. committie)
gave notice that he h on Id (wntn-nifrt"
move toescind "the infininiisres ,
lion he had referred to !! Iho t' ,
is matt and mil,! aouT and bijilf. l
e- .- J '
. MR. CALHOUN'S HESOLjniOfrS
"The followmg are tlienresoluiionf
troduced in the- Senate on Wedne1
by Mr. CalVtunt . ., t,
: fr"'e,Tiat;n the atlopr'.inn of the'
frsl Constitution, Uia late wJ-fitiitg th '
acted, -severally, aa free, looVrtJent, "J
reia4tafc nl.lhat erih,, for hlt.
own voluntary assent, eifrrcj the t'liion
tho view to iu inerase,korurliy afainf1
danger, dametti well foreign,
more-'perreet r.n,V enjoyment of if
vantage, riturnf, political, anil social.
. HtflvtJ, That In detpgBtinir pnrt
thrir powera to he eiercise.l by tho F',
(joeerninent, the Slates rvtuJned, aeve !!
xchirtve and right over 'Jtcir own A
tii iiistitnlinhs and police, ami af '
jxinwhlo for them; And' that any intesmo''
of any onrf or more State, or aoiihin"1
thair cioins. with tha ioftflie'inlili:
r iiiiM I and police of the others, an any frwn4 "x
ler,ahv t.r.tefSh!vfev-e. n.7Mticak m
2j.el)sl)iia.w.il!i2i vlw a." l5jr. aitrra""'
ubverion,i a as.HBtion ottei'oT,:J '
warranieiL by . tV . Ccnsutuitont . io"11
lh States IP.trfere) will.; mhnt