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It C. HA It IiS OF Mil. S I AMI.Y,
OF NORTH CA ROLIN A,
j'aon lite motion I print ihii report of the CorfK
miiu-e appointed W iovestieule (he caiiae-
' til thu lute duel. De.liyred in llu lluuw of
pv,uresehutivc-, April 5S 1838.
, Mr. STXTftnTafkeil the Speaker if
the question before the House was Up-
i the postpc m At and -the printing
U the i epoil. (The Speaker answer
tj in the affirmative.,; Mr. S, then
said the debate had taken .so wide a
ran?, and so many matters had iieen
wiscused, riot at all connected with
th subject, that it was. necessary to
Tiifuii e. that his remains ovtgbtbecoiK
J ,e1 to the matter immediately before
ide lloute. ; , '-'..'
j I hiivi' oi been able (tot. S. cpniin
.J&eJjJL0 t ear the whole debate upon
thU subject, ami TigretTt exceedliig"-"
li'jfoi l should doubtless have been
I'igl.Iy entertained, and materially
profited, by Jhe. learning, information,
ami ingenuity f the vaiinusMteHtlemen
who have addressed the House Upon
fiU inai ter. -r -I am anx'ous, sir, to oc
t ipy tin- time of the Housu Jut a' Jew
minute and shall therefore avoid a
repetition of arguments which ha;
bren ailtu,ieeO and mainla'ned by gen
. t'ne'h better able to do justice to the
siihject than I am. I shall jiroceed tono
tics lite arguments in the order in which
tliev were matte. 'And first, sir, let
me "lhank the able jurist from Tennes
tee, (Mr. TurueyJ for his highly inter
estinsj lsii'Hatin upon the law, not
only of Tennessee, but of almost " all
the States," relative to grand juries.
Fmju (he extent of -this genlleniaaV
mi'irnraiion, i stiuuni, sir, 11 ii uc (irv
lrto express atiopinion.venture to say
that he well deserves a place on the Ju
( (liciary Coinmittee. Hrs views of the
l,i of sheritfi & sheriffs' salesmost
tmnrrefr bnmght-iMo-diaeuasion here
poSM.' thf tueH oi'Mvelty, at least
' in.) J shall. not Euiljyof the pre
iumptioii of denyingfli! positions, but
kill merely say, that if Jie will take the
tntiblc to look" more minutely into JUe
iaw of tither Slateti he will find. he
labors under misapprehension; and, if.
the ijenileman will pardon me, 1 raMier
.think he hairSn. Mil mind stwne of the
xi f (lie republic f Frinklinfor
Vr-nkUnd ) ami not those of the en-., rhat the petiiiirt which were leferred
h? htened State of 1 ennessee. . t& lhs C0,miUei., . aying .lor the -Jt
was nrged as arv argument against uj .f. - jniobtjii of this
the printing of llufVreptirl," tliat the
committee had exceeded their puwersj
that they had passeil judgment upon
several members uf this House.4 without
9"mg them a chance of being heard In
tteir defence; and that to publish this
' f'ltort, under, audi circumstances,
vurable impressions oajflfiiuhlie mind
' m t tl'm' cutitlact ,of thnse mkquKttt
cancei ned ii this transaction..
. TJthis the learned eritleinsn from
the Judiciary Coinmittee' replied, that
f tM tupprcss tha report would do much
" ftore to "blast ththaracter" of those
pntlemen than to publish it; and that
it was our duty firlt to publish theVe
pnr', and then examine whether 'the
ctmiiiittec have exceeded their powers!
Now. sir, I cannot see the: Wee or
propriety of this argument. If an idle
y a should present a sun at hia foro
LTj iTi " V llw1 ""rfiT.b leedo tlierfore, be ready to
" ssy, 1 will shoot first. And Inert1 see.
vm. iib 1111,111 r mi inui.il i- i
tiere i a report, allegetl in have been
'le from impropef fesUmony a one
We.l n.purt, uiade by person-opposed,
MilHflif Upp,i8e,i,, , theit politicaf
"feeling ami opinions well ralculated
Jj injure more than one member ir Uiis
"nuse in jtiiblTc estimation a'urf we
r loh), putjlih this send forth to the
'"'lu this resolution for expulsion,"
thust fir censure, and then we will el-
irtiiie if we have been t ight in so doing.
But, sir, I leave the learned gentleman
--learned in the laws "of most of the
vuterf and" assure him, with all sin-;
eiiiy, th4t the ingenuity of his argu
JI"Jd suits his raw opinions," and his
' opinions his argument.
Two gentlemen from . New York
(Mextriparite,. an,j FbrsterWe al-
ivl.lress.ed the House upou this Sub
let, and they both a sic who it is that
."nplains of the nroceedinss of the
'"niDittce, who asks fdr time and evi-
lloliM. I " ...
"nee, who sets iib these toleas in a-
imenf. a they are' pleased to caK
:t p-e ru.es in jenerson s aianuai; ano
i'fy ar generous enough to intimate
Yt:tJvy wiluld.be willing ta allow,
W'eni a little lime, upon sufficient cause
''wii, (rt provide Tar their defence, if
"y come forwardand askjt for them-
..'--V . -l: y-M'y: ..
-lr. Speaker. Tansw'thei benevo-
- semiemen , from (w Y ark, anrt
. J'll them lhat those who faternnse what
tneir nanus, or ij om una House. .v e ;
who set up these pleas are those who
believe we Are protecting the interests
I irtiarilinir ilia linnnr 4nf l!iVtilTto ti1
- . n t. u 1 1 y
feelings of members who are not asking
kindness from us,; but who demand a
fair ami impartial tribunal to in vesti-1
jjstc miciw mtiiKtfc r or one, t snail
require that the interests ar:! feelings
of those they represent shal. he looked
to by usj I tleuiand it as a 'representa
tive. ndVMrigh-nihided people, who
wpuhl be umviilmjr to see injustice
done to any rpreseiitative. I ak, sir,
tlo these gentlemen know against whom
they are proceeding? . '"With" respect,
t must say, they "forget themieU,a.
They apeak as tf thVy were sitting in
judgment upon the conduct ol criminals
and rVlonSf-Sir;- the gentlemen: whom
they have so'atij-xppcteilly arraigned
re their equals on tlds floor; tWey re
preaetit. under the Constitution and
Iawaof our country, as respectable a
botly of men as anj-"f Jltoae who" so
unwarrantably have undertaken to-try
them. They have rights ant! interests
to represent and protect here, and, fof;
my, ikey aliall 'tiavy, on their own ac
cpanf, if no oilier reisun Was given,
all that the Constitution ami Laws en-''
L title them to. Thcv shall have all their
rights," whether rliey ,ask for them "-or
oi the members whose conduct this
cnminittee have been invesligating, to
file an atlidavit and continue this trial?
If the gentleman from the Judiciary
Committee will pardon tne for touching
upon his branch of busine I trouM
ay this is not a casi-to require an af
ft.lavit. V.'r are toM, eir, nither with
12. ir or bo;.sting, that these gentle
men have been allowed the privilege
of cross-examination. What is the
value of such a piivilege, constituted
as this committee was? Wonderful
clemency, to iv them a Tight 1hey
could not rxercisej . Look to the jour
nal of this curr.mittee, and see )tow of
ten questions were objected to, and we
shall see that this privilege was Worth
little- , v
Mr..Speaker,I phall dwell no long
er upon the remarks of the gentlemen
from New York." .They have been
swept away by .thti abFe,, gentlemnn
from Vfrginia (Mr. Robertson, and
I shall not, therefore, fatigue Joli by any
ming lurmer upAit incse copweijs,"
iTiave yttjeen- irt t'tMill
tloring'this most ttjiiordtiinry and h
preceden tr d p-oceedinj;. wilhou t eel -ing
some excitemenf.. flut. deeming it
my duty nut to trespass upon our time,
merely to gratify my, own; feeHns,' 1
should have continaed silent, is 1 have
hitherto done-, but for an argument
which has been boldly advanced by
more than one gt ntleman who has taken
part m this discussion, it is this, sir
House, gave to this committee the? au
thority toji-eport hese i-cilutioTis for
expulsion atjd censure, . XNow-j Sir, I
cannot consent to this I must protest
ttifaiost it. I his argument, cumins;
from some parts of our counry,"would
not aur prie tn u- ,J1 sty irk the. g?n tie '
imafr from ntjpfg
these petitmiM in las nanus; he desired
lotions. De the gentleman from
Georgia (Mr, UraHtlantl) not see how
thia a r" u men t, upon other petitions",
may be used agunt him? A genlle-
man, too, coming uoiit a part ui in
worlU jepresenting wii we can tne
interests of our peculiar institutions,
Mr, Speaker, I am iMn"go!Tig to discuss
tli question I hall observe the teso
tution of the 2tst December strictly
SBggcslions" a to rules; I pro
mise you to keep in order,
i Let me supjKMie .that another Con
gress Is fa iessionjr that pe'i'ioni are
mured in po u. praying fur the1 ab
ition of slavery, not only ji: the Dis
trict of Cnlunibia, but" .forthe regola
tion of commerce' between .the Slates
q forbid the selling of sla'vcii'. These
j)etrthmsrif the resofution of 21st Dec.
is rescimtml. may b4 referred .", to the
Committee for the District of Columbia,
or to a "select -cp taunt tee. , And; now,
sir, let me suppose" that we hive an- ab
olilion Speaker ir that chair, and he
-appoints a committee to. t pit his own
notions, ami these petitions fere hantlea
over tothem. ;Tliey not phly pray to
abolish slavery, but they are sometimes
couched io the mtwt indecorous, shamej
ful.and abusive Jarigunge; they repre
sent slavery aS a wrong and an evil,
irreconcilable with Uie )iinciple. of
natural justice ami humanity, torbitl
den by the precepts of Christiifnity
and at war with, the-' free principles of
our Government." And o a commit'
tee1 who enterfamed sucn opinions, and
had 'sucn a precedent as is now at
tempted Jo be established, it would be
regarded a boyndenHloty to report
a bill graiu'ng he.,requests of the peti
tioners. And would 1)14 geutleman
from Ceorgta then Admit that the re
ference nf the, petitions conferred the
authority? No, 'sirj J will not dohirn
the Injustice to think f ofuj- s moment.
em trtrrread j nr heayvwr tttatlbrtHl were pro-
reference of these petitions t ohfer- ranoher place and a difiVrent Jbusiness 1 ceediog under the tnauenc of feelings
I the authority -i,report these res- from that irt which we are nwp ngngcd.Oiighly excited.- I wish for; the post-
"I?", . hesow: .!" !etihe
me ask turn to thinjt to what extent this
buiiiuiiij hi. j ua currieu. mete pe
tition may pi ay for the'eipulsion of
thowe vdi9rMilt7: ofiiiolajiBgiSe
precept of Xhtistianity and there
might be faec" committees who
vfoultl eratifrDODular clamor, hv r.
porting resolutions to carry into efl'ect
the prayer of the petitions.
Mr. Speaker, I have said all that I
felt bound to say, in discharge of my
duty, as a Southern man. But for this
argument just referred to I should not
have taken part in this discussion. . I
have stated it as briefly as possible,
a rill shall, as I promised you, observe
the rules, and Hot express any opinion
of the course which I have supposed
might be pursued hereafter. I will
notvhowever, resume my Beat without
noticing some of the remuks which Tell
from the chairman of this committee.
'I his gentleman commenced his last
speech with becoming solemnity, and I
confess, sir, I was startled as his sepul
chral tunes fell upon my ear. It was
his solemnity of tone and manner which
attracted my attention, no doubt in ac
cordance with his feelings. He sj ':e j Stales," the laws of which have es
lamentabIy,M Ihought, wlien I turned CP(I notice, of the 'gentle man
round, I should see Hamlet's chost,!
marching down the aisle, with extend-!
ed arm, telling his Minds-
r " Thitr'uiiatinn
From that gentleman's position, I did,
expect a moral essay. I did expect!
some logic in defence of his conduct,
JMutrsir,-hiS whole sjieech excited the i
most indignant, leelmgs in my breast,
He, too, sir, (and I am not surprised
at it, J takes the ground that the peti-
tions conferred, the authority t,n the.
committeef that Ui.esepeituns pray I
for the expulsion of certain nn'mber-t
of this House, and tall tliem by .'flame."!
An:l, sir, let me ask him, if he a so
nn, il lie wa so
i desires of these
he not report a;
ilsion of all con-i
anxious to gratify the
cernetlf 1 he petitions, some of them,Tth ",a wmheri, whom this commit
pray for this expulsion ot the whole-V-itee ar seeking to' punish were to-be i
Was no other member of this House put an their trial, you would not have
concerned? Did nut tlic petitions prnyjselecteit a pni ty coinmittee for the
for the arraigment of ' James VVatsonf purpose; you could - not . have been
Webb? But these' kind fudges, so guilty of ad flagrant violation of the
anxious to discharge their duty strict- rules o propriety jybi could ftothave
ly, measure the punishment, not as the! treated o disrespectfully, so outrage
petitioners wished, but as they believ-'ously trampled on, the fright .til those
ed just and "expedient, 'flie'y deter- fthey rpi"ceBf, elf jou " bad thought
mine who shall be expelled, and whojthis preitleedlng tunquire and investi-.
-ce.nMf4nawbttLtbalt be moat so,; gate wa a triaUf membears.mu vj ttnlf
vefely pantsStedl Tyy frtfnicrt'r,isi 'sa$acke.l juVyr.. I will
1Tliejrtlem8n 'rom Connecticut did not think tou could do an actf s, un-
not reply, with ereat courtesy to the
venerable gentleman from Massachu- and of the chair you now, occupy; yoo
setts; He commenced With a gross, I.couM not, you wouldhot, youtdawl
will ho saylritentfbrlal, perversion of. notJfcaVe been guilty "of sucli outrage,
his argument; .'HtSsayMhe gentleman without diaiespect to their cousiitu
f roiiv MassachtiSetts (MVAdams ) said ; ebts and to -your own. , Ypu would
this i committee'' had " commit ted. a Miavi given thiem an Impartial tribunal ,
Itrfcater breach - of privilege than . one jand not one wych (tad already fonned
wh?liMS linbrued Jiis hatids, in hls opinions, antlwere Ceady, to condemn,
brother blopd.". No -'oe. v1o'1i'eard'YQa''woiiiU not have denied to a Rep
the -remarks" (if, lie gentleman ' from,resentaliv on (.his floor the privilege
Massachusetts will sajf that , he used j-ordinartly giyjn to fetoii , j :
language of thif sort i it belongs to the J "Mf. Speaker, I will not;troubletlif
chairman alone: ho other "member has JIouwMo niter.- In iraistna; my'roice
tbuspoken. 'It is hot my part to ans -
..i': L.f 1.1 .. ' l- t
wer mi reinnrn ui iny geniienian irom
Connecticutl sliall tiotr therefore, say !
more of if than to call the attention of,
chaWman'.? "fmbrued h hands in his
I have lieard if, sir, in courts where
t s- a1 i1 w ' 1 . ., f . .i- t"'a . .a
llic were hying one., who .had been'jmati Iisiim U'enn. jMr. Bell,) that Rea-
"movedHntk. instigated py the.HeviV,'Tj son -miglit resume her ttirone, that
and ' who had, with "'malice t afore-1 passion might pass away, and we could
lfiou!ht.'T taken away the life of a fel- ,act with deliberation'." This was de
lowcreature, from no motive of self-
ueience, .impelled py no respect tor uiej
opiuion of 'the. world; but to gratify
malice, or to acquire the tll tliy lucre ol
ting world. I say, sir, it is highly im
proper here, If it is intended to excite
paslttr, and inflame prejudice, it de
serves Oie' severest, reproof. - It is evi
tlent.nirv'tbis diatrinau has mistaken
his business." Instead of inquiring in-
to tlie breach of priitlege he has been
seeking out some, method vl punishing
an ohenc against Divine conimand
tfut,- sir, 1 repeat that this is tiot all I
must notice with disapprobation.' The
elwiirman alluded to the better days""
of the gen tlernAS from Massachsetts;
aslie was pleased to call them. fshsliTdish his" dagger of latb on this occasion
110J umlei take the oelence ot tne gen
tleman from Massachusetts; he. needs
none. He " well able to fake care ol
himself.! He has . been .'nearly Jialf a
century iw, the service of ,i's country,
and if t ere was no Other Consideration,
this entitles him to respect-" I Felt sur
prise at hearing sucli remarks from ope
from the iand of steady habits, aud i
felt indignant, at hearing such language
applied to, an old man to one who had'
been the . First'Magistrate of the first
nation in the ( world; VWhat did .he
mean by his. Vtbetteiiday8?,' " I have
been taughtio betieve that a man's bet-
ter days were the days of his old geJ
Sir, his better , days are ruuf.,; : The
gentleman was mistat'en," if hemeant
his physical -powers are decayed, his
mind grows strongrr, thenf at bis body
decays: VI am willing to beiieve that
these words escaped the chairman in
the heat of debate sod upon reflectioii
Belter ttat the term emnloved bv
Mf. Touery in Oebate. ihimgh he hai beea tlil-
win , re-ret tWexfre.3iftii ,
. I had. intended to notice tha remarks
o the chirman,pB'th various cases
he cit4, but YVtoiiia,HS unpardonable
presumption tu a twin pti to, say oiori
0D?i-iji'! Tl? bj5 fentleman from
V a. "file, UoDertwmirT a- niasti rly
manner has sifteuvtlH" argument, and
there t leave it, wirfa single remark.
In thit cases cited, no4Jje was taken by
surprise,, 'every body anw and expect
ed whabwas tar take place. The in
dividuals themselves, who were most
interested, knew what was going ou,
and; had notice to prepare for it. .
I ask sir, did any nun supms; fliese
gentlemen whom we are now tiytngas
some of us think J .were to be .putn
their trial fur any high offence"? No
one thoiight so; ihey themselves had
not tli most remote iJea that they
w'ere jvitigtesttiBonyV-aainsti tlieia
selves beftre tfii.4 rantt'tif who
were alt to be their jutlges. If ttiis
!be your trial of .the Representative of
a respectable' portion ot our I'eople,
you are more unjust to him than we
am in our part of the world to the
vilest of the vile. In 'some- of the
"cm I.eim,-fMr. 1 urn.y,) we give a
"gut to t hat'enge jurors, to select a
jury, ana we sometimes exciuite tiiose
wno nave lornieti aiui expressed optn-
matt r of poumls, shillings anil pence.
we give an impartial jury. And yet,
sir, if the course recommehileiUJiy the
coinmittee is to be pursued, you wil
deal with greater seventy toward a
member of this House, than any court
in our couatry woujil with a telon.
Expulsion from this Housf would le
to an Iifutoraiile man worse than deth,
ahd this is sought to be dtine jby the
verdict of those who had made up their
opinion Uelorehanu, and .believe tliey
opinion ueiorenunu, anu.Deueve iney
were instructed to do so, to gratify the
People! i : " ' j
Mr.'SpeakerVif you thought, sir,
worthy ofa member F. this House.
!agairtst the eonstructloa this commit-J
f i". -..:. .; .1.-' f : ' ..f .1 "J
e pw. opon: jo. iKtt?iico ui iikk
petitions, have discharged my duty,
I voted -against . the appointment 'of
vent inquiry into any breadi of "priy-
poneme tit recommended by the gentle
lnied.' ,'Jiiii consequence lias been,
pnai inoso wno we iiiougiu were a com
witte of investigation liave teen act
Jng as judges ami jurors; a court t1
punish oflbnees. Jl conclude, sii witli
demandiait, on my own ' accounf, for
thosa now implicated for our mutual
rights a , fair and impartial .tribu
nal. "'(.''- , ;
J Tlie statetheri proceeded, antHyjy
eral members spoke on the subject;
amrti.gst them Mr. Toucey, who said;
'Before he "took his aeitrrhe .did not
know but he ought to notice the re
marks "of the' member from North
Carolina.Mr, Stanly) who had seen
tit to raiae his puny voice, and to bran
That member had gone out "of hirwliy,
anu voiunieereo uis services xo inter
fere between Mr.I'LV atld ih'e ge! -
man vfrom. Massachusetts, (Mr. Ad
ams.) who made a Tiolent attack TJlion
the committee. . He hail sfl'wl that the'
House had expected from Ale. I, &
moral essay, but had been disappoint
ed;, ,Mr. T, could not say as. moth
respecting the 'member from-fNm'th
Carolina. Fort jhe llat? hewas
verv sure; had exneetet from' him nd-
esssy of any kiniL'")" . - - V
When Sit. T. .re surged 'Mils seat
Mr." Stanly agivln ohtairred the flnot.
(through the courtesy of "Mr.,W Cost
Johnson who Mtad risen, , but', who
yielded the floor to MrS. and - ad
dressed the House as follows.! -, :.
I art happy, Mr. Speakef, indeed,
sir, I W proud, 'that the honorable
chairman of this investigating Commit
tee Has so t kindly condescended to
"notice", me. r it is an ' honor .1 will
ndeavor dulv to aDreciatia notice.
alttioajrh unfiVWabie.-from so "distin-,;
cuo pieanj5 emouon. . - i
i n utsiingutsiieu chairman ot tins
committee says he did not expect an
eU.iy Ttom me If, air, I - have iaid
any thing worthy of being listened to
1 Its iiiitnmilaii.jl - rhHirmifi aF itxtm
by the House or any member of it, if I ,
i4ve advanced arguments entitleu . to
any respect, I have the advantage of
tlte chairman. From him soineihingi
..... .....1 v .. ..ii,;n"
nottiintr at least like argument or Reas
oning. And nothing was expected
from me; but it seems something
came, which has attracted hi especial
He complains, sir, that I censure
him f.ir wonts spoken in the "heat of
debate." Now.sir.l endeavored to pal
liate hi conduct, by using these very
words, and aid I had no tloubthe had
uttered this language, to. whiclt I took
exepjjiion 'in Uie heat of debate,"
antl, in his calmer moments, ho would'
-undoubtedly disapprove of them. I
was'more charitable than the chair
man gives me credit for.
Nest, sir, he says (hat I "interfer
ed" between the honorable gentleman
from Massaclnisetts (Mr. Adams) and
himself, lie greatly mistakes my ar
guments, and my conduct, if he calls
(his lntei lereiu e. 1 surely did not in
tend to interfere, sir, between the
gentjeman from Ma-sucusettsandJ:hn;
Tiioirest chairman, who deem liiuisell
bis match.. I only exercinel a priv
ilege 1 thought, anil still think, 1 was
entitled to in replying ,to remarks
made in debate upon a question be
lne the louse. 1 have no doubt this
chairman would be exceedingly glad
to make up an issue upon this - matter
between the getleman from Massachu
setts antl himself. He must allow
111 e to say, notoriety, in this mischiev-
U9 proceeding, he seem to be seek-,
inj gteedilyjand. rather than be with
out it, or for fear of not having enough,
ho is willing to take it at the hands of
the gentleman- from Massachusetts.
Mr- Speaker, this chairman is a learn
ed - and classical gentleman, I dare
say. He must have heard that "the
aspiring youth who hoi nt-4he Ephesian
dome outlived in fame the pious fools
who wrtff-ttr and havingt-ttven oin
despair the hope of obtaining distinc
tion, by pursuing the dictates 01 a
high and noble ambition, Erostratus
like, impelled by the same' spirit, for
distinction, for notoriety, eager for the
ppoyng ordpfa paiijt,"; he ia svilr
linz to be the instrument of such gross
injustica to the . jtcnilenienjie seems to
think ha haa beeri Iryinz, anu anxious
to be thrown in direct conflict with the
gentleman from MassacbusetUi 4
commend f' Aspirations. for fame)
Dui he may pay . too iawy lor it.
l-did Ssy, sir, Ami I repeat it, that
his language hi reply to the remarks of
the gentleman from Massachusetts
rousetl in mjr Imsom feelings of deep
indignation. 4 Thi-xhairman did not
bring thesefeelipgs and sentiments
fr om the Scripture-taught land of Con,
necticut. They have sprung from a
disappointed, malignant ambition, in a
committee-room, and have beeo nur
tared i tfie bitterness. of party-apirit.
lie -noi ooiy rrpueii ro. nis araumenis
uufttirly,' but perverted thcrti ahameful-
ty; ahd slrl atyjMi a .& al nha t dtd
he-mean b ifiia better days?' - l)os
trwnage" pi bestow fajid office to tonferr
Thesare A man's roetfer dayiv'sre
tliey? with thia feelirig chairman. Did
he 'mean, - sir," the days had passed,
when his physical poweis were in their
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nigtiesr pe riectton, or inn ne mean it 1 a
mental powers' were, tiecayedr 11 so,
it wa an unfeeling oiiciwil allusion.
I thought, sirvrewpect for old age was
the 'instinct of .Nature." Aiid, "air,
though I did, not rise as a defender of
the gentleman from Massachusetts,
,(.h redt noNlirl repei,eJs well
lible to take care, of himself,) I, must
.Say that the chairman is mistaken, ay,
Vir,, sadly mistaken. The venerable
geiilleman fvmrf -Massachusetts and
myself differ widely upon some sub
jects sit j npon- Ibis fight of petition.,
which was referred to just now, we are
as wide as the poles we diHer to eat-
la. But, sif, I could not but feel in-,
dignation at hearing . the . gentleman
speak, as he did, ot a man whoBe age,
whose" loner public service, whose vast
acquirements and boundless info'rma
tion, all, entitle' dim1 to refpectf-bf a
Jjm.a3 - who had Been th First M agist rate
of the first nation in the world. Mr,
Speaker, ! am not given to adulation,
even in these times. " I scorn it. 1
have no compliments to bestow on. the
gentleman from Massachusetts; but,
air, I venture to prophecy that, it the
gentleman from'. Massachusetts aha I
deign to noUcft him, Jie will have cause
to regret it. . In tlmt case, I can pnlyl
say ., lor. mi cnairioan, as we-say in
culprits-sometime?, in our part' of the
world "'May the Lord have merey on
: Hut, sir, the chairman further itnro
plains that I came Into this debate as a
volunteer. '.And pray, V, "liow did
become in? May 1 ask,: sir, did he
come in as a regular, to execute the
fiendish, purposes of party?. If so, sir!
I preler to be a voliviteer,". tne
chairjian ' forgets himself, irt in his
liigtv-bloWHrf pride, 1 thought we' had
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regular anu uome voiuntccri . t isut I
am prouu to d a oiuoieer wr
an attempt made to . trample
righla o Jnd
rights of those he represents)
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nple on the
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unimaginable terrors of thif chairman's s
voice cannot deter tnei - I Will venture
to ssy, air, this 'chivalrous chairman
wilt never be a volunteer in his "conn-'V
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uiar, it seems; St if his country should
need his services in Florida, or else
where nearer home, to flght Jier battles-. .
I hop he will not go in chains. v.;, T
llu, sirit scema I gave great of
fence to. the chairmao, y alluding to
the seulcljral tones of his voice, tohis
'doleful sounds' as they firat feU tlt.'
on my ear, and attracted my attention.' i
He aya I have raised my -puny voice '
here, and drawn my "dagger, iu thia ' J t
ivmciii 1 uiu ntii iiiienu 10 ..j,--.ira
that he had not a sweet melodious
voice; but I thought the solemnity of
the subject had made such an impres-
ion cn his imagination, that his voice
even had a melancholy tone. He may
believe, sir. it he pleases, that he has a
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nightingale's voice; 1 will call him the
Oonneciicut nightingale, and tell him .
that he has a powerful and melodious
voice. As to my 'puny voice,' sucnTai"
it is, it was given to roe by tha Al-
Sl'alXLLl. And Am... ..
Satished. I regret deeply, ,r, it doet
not please the ears of this nightingale.
Sir, thin voire of men may some
times lead us into erroneous opinions.
It is in top" fables, if I remember
Kiit, that a certain invraal.ct civiiu
he had a fine voice, and, like 1. chair
man, proud uf it.fut on the skin of
noble beast, and by the exertions of a. -
voice (not to be compared with thia
nightingale's; frightened all tha beasts
of the forest; they expected he really
ww a non j ii is aoinetimra aniwnunaia
to expect much, sir, either of man 01
beast.) And, sir, if this nightingale;
chairman from Kentucky from Con
necticut, I ask Kentucky's pardon
will excuse me for the comparison. I
was, like the beasts of tha forest, di.
appointed! for all that came from hint
was 'nothing but Voice.' And" when
hi rose to 'notice me, I thought, from
the pompous elevation of his sepulchral -voice,
I should at least hear a roars 1
but, if he will excuse me for saying so, -'
I nearu only a Dray a melodious briy.'v
The chairman says, air, I have
drawn, my 'daeser ol lath' this con- ,.
test.- Mr. Speaker, he hasiieen dream-,
ing of Oaegers ao long, I " tear, tike,
Macbeth, Ui imaolnation Is distemper
ed, he sees daggers irt the air; it- wn
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foeecJina frwil t h-i.pprd braitt -
The gentleman need not be Alarmed,
sir. l liave been rsisediti a country ' .
where -the laws and "a good character
sr profectipnenough for any man. 1
never Wttre, and ov.n,o dogger.'' But ',
lie, sir, Ilia a 'daggerof the mini).' lit ''
would not injure mortal inan by dag
garst Anplo-like, "wilh'settled Tis
Sttt,r-de.U",rate word,' he is anx."
rous; to' punish t' o'so wh be think!
hive grievously sinned 1 but, under cov-1
er ot e committee, an order of tbii:
House, urged on by. the demon otpar-'
fy3e3ould- atab- a -man's- character.,
and take frtrm him thai which be prizes ... '
Ilerc Mr. Petrikin rose, and called
for th ,ea4ling'of the 2ftb Tttle, which,'
forbids members to stand between' the -Speaker
and the member who is tpcak- '
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Mr. StAnly said, Mr. Speaker, I will ,
not trespass longer. I thank the gen
tleman from Maryland for the floor. I, ,
leaft this 'outward sainted deputy' '
this mourninz nischtinrrale to rronsa ".-
on his laurels.,. I thank : bint- for his . , .
notice, and would recommend him t
be satisfied with ."those laurels he has .
won, or bB,may meet "with disappoint
ment. . ' - " .- '.,: " ' -f-
,iilir Speech of HI f. riay'
On firrtrn tin f tame petition or tf a ' .''"
A'utionul Hank,' dtiveral mtt
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Air, UJL.AY,t Kentucky, said that
he desired io present two, petition
which he held in his hands, And which'
he hoped would excite imj nervous sen- , '
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aaiiuu w 1 1( uiu uaeneiura, uiu iiiihii. or , -.
old politician, wben" he ; announced
inn l 11 pr. woi'n in iipiiflir ni rnai mnn.
ster, a new bapk of the United States.
One of then is from JanmiciV.ia the,,''
State of ew York) and the signers of
the'netition ara renresehted to him a'"' IS
belonging to the yeomanry, to .the bu-.v .
Sines and working in en, of the coun s
try, many'.-of whom ' were,' recently, ,
supporters of the present administra-j - .
lion, but who have become heartily sick .
wnn iiiat.aeri ies 01 utai rxpermrenis , 1
which have brought such affliction up"
on me country, ana who are most anx. - -ious
opce more to see a sound curreocy"
restored to its business. . - . . '. .
During' the progress of unfolding the
other' petition, continued Mr., CI- v
thought, from its vast length and na-
netUion rain allth nent f ttm If ". .'
States.. Ih that I waa mistaken, Al4
though Li believe" the whole ot thena'
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irimiu jic tcij itpyyj iv iit iie piVB- T:
neritv of tho country restored, and L
hitliovA B maforit f V,B, ' wnnlil l', -
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ltliesgh anfivwablej froTn so distin-J etjual fights and privilrges on thit.fUorlaii feeee aBarkpf the United Etata.;.. -.
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