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--rirfeV ilbVsopTsetb prooce hi re
a v ''ailt J$ frc JinTestigttcn of the points of
; i 't4iflcrence -as to its modification.
f I would 'uljmit ew nrtarki i teethe
j propriety of its retrospective opemion.Du(
r ' V 1 - r - v , - '
; i cf ; and, in comparison wth lhU gTeat nty
-' .. of providing for present necesitjy to let jtne
vi 1 'inoxTow pn)YitTe-fo'Jtscir j:iut,-jt, we can
prov e fbrpresentctiamir apd distressnn
Si can f bifid c also for.tKe evils i ;oto-morrow,
V trrstaU.rfKhanrVra double duty. ! -and ' we
; alpVjrpcehre adoublewardthe blessing
' ' End irratirudeof the" present ceTration, and.
: .. fi. v n-j if' :rr.
. unoom. nesincs ue : measure xnsuiir
iVorri-tbe approbation of a'good.cbnscience.
- : SThe richt of applvlfikthis principle $o exist-
Jng contracts s.not ocniert . It lias oeen sei
' , tled'i)iT thehIrhest, iudiciar tribunal of the
country," yiz the i wprenieX.coirt of the'Un
ted States. .; It fcis boen decidedr that to re-
' ' 9. Tneasure Vliicb afTects the remedy alone. I
. '. That it bajf' no relation to or connexion with
v-; th s8iTite f contracts 1 and conseduently,
... cannot impair their '.obligation. . 'CongTess
- .'--"'. , possesses not . only the rig;bti to rekaae thd
r hnrfv. htitth" fntnr ornmsitions ot tne.DaTTy
;iromexisi.inieiiianus, oj ;ic.,ca5ivv
.' Apo&ifive riant mi power to adopt an uniform
r- v avstem of bankmptcy i,but(l do not propose
' r bv thisbilll.to lessen the :T?rol3erty.Jund ujp--
on wWcb. contacts rest for tbeir: fulfilment.
C policy.and. justice' would declare '. tbis , inex-
:,ty and confidence in the integrity of the con
X tracting' part iev constitute the; only proper
. ahdjepal basis of pecuniary or personal ob.
- ligation ; ; knd' th tmin Tsbb, would enter jnj o
cxcc4rt,bry . Contracts, under .the 'expectation
;tbat1ie woiiW hive to resort to the imprison--"
mentjof S.n honest dsbtor in " case of failure
" V deserves, to lose hisebti J! "Although an on--"
" V fortunate but honest debtor, after imprison.-
:' J, jnent, is Jegalh bound to his creditor ; yet
:. It is my opinion that, )n morality and in con
. science, hev is" absolved from the obligation,
r 7 where his personal independence has been
' - riolated, without Jhe . imputation of fraud or
,i fusion."'; ; ii'y-... V; y ' ;
v K xVrhy tisVubjct, to which sc much lmpor
. tancehas been given'at this 'session, has
f been neglected . by our predecessors ?
'; There is a thxie for all things, and the his
X tory of this republic furnishes an ..answer
:" ; for. this apparent omission. The: war of
; th Revolntibn presents h ; first crisis in'
Vhicir'this nation has.been involved. : The
: "objct was nq less xthan a contest for self
' government- e "were engaged with . a
most powerful enmy superior in nuraV
... bers, in riches, irr the means' of conquest.
v AVe had also to encounter the dreadful
Consequences of a civil. war.YVe fought
and we conquered. '.: At the close of the.
' , Revolution, we fondly expected tranquil
4 ky and peace; but we were disappointed
; Jn that expectation. ; It was now discover-
ed that our strength had been consolida
ted, and our Union preserved by a jmor-
. ed power,' which neYer forsakes a torn
tnunity flvotcd to liberty ; antf not by the
articles of confederation. -Kotwith stand
Sng the rnonuxnents of oaf victories and
' J " our .gloryt which were erected throughout i
our extended country, froni Bunker's hill
: in the Korth. 'to' Eutaw Springs in he
TSoutb, we found the written bond of our
' Union weakened, and compared to a rope
of sand." Thir consideration turned the
thoughts of thfnation to a -new constitu
tion, which should cure the defects of tht
articles rf . confederation. , This state -of
things involved us in another crisis which
. demanded the undivided attention of the
.'.nation. Our present form. of government
was the result. The organization of the
various departments under this new con
. .titutioni equally engrossed public atien
. tion. f.We had -fought for independence
and had obtained it j yet the question
seemed to be pending, wbetherjwe could
nrcprvc that freedom in' the form of a
written constitution, by , which all power
was detlared jo be in Die hands of the peo
ple." Before wehadTcalmly set tied, do wo
pr.n what w conceived to be the legiti
xnate principles of this new form ofUnion,
,wo uere involved in a qnasi .war with
France ; and we were agitated by the an
gry and vindictive animosities of party.---
YVe weie again amused with tho prospect
of Harmony at home anil peace witb all
. joatinns, when suddenly onrvohtical horr
' zon was obscured "by foreign convulsions ;
' .and we-were involved in a contest of com
mercial restrictions ;-witli' the belligerent
powers of Europe, ? whiph terminated in
. a. war with Great BritainV Through Di-
. vine Providence we sustained ' our cause, I
and victory crownea our.cuoiv. c
condtime we fought good fight and fi-
nished our course with joy. y uring these
interesting periods, it could not1e expec-.
ted that this subject should have engaged
attention. ; Since f the memorable, perjod
' of the late war; we have beenr wisely and
. beneficially "em ployed; in brihgiog down
Tthe war to a permanent peace establish -xnenu
Hiving finished this great work,
' we have perfect leisure to attend to tlie
v interior administration of our. concerns.
Distracted by no party blessed with
(peace and traoquilitvowjs tHe.accept-
ed time to C ill the attention of the nation
' to the crying evilof imprisonment for 4?bt.
; From the remotest period vof , antiquity
lo the present day, there , never, was a
time when'so many individuals .were ex-
ertlng themselves toimpi-pve the inttllec.'
, tuaVand moral conditio n of man The
: rcood and the virtuous-throughyut chns-,
teudorn. are employing all their ent rgies ;
' - -and christians of every denomination, are
United intheighyr ef Beneyolciit
- societies are cstablisbed in every region of
; iie civilised worW- che deaf and dumb
- rl-the'tnalc and'iemale. orphan, the . pagan
,: nd the savAgcK all embraced in those
moral exertions , ilissionaries ot our ho-
religion alepehe .ating every cpuutry,
:6irmab and HmdnVarc recerving ies.
1 'ionTof chmuan;oraly. andbe wor-
fowled rcpf Sat tree God. ; Jerusalem is
ffiing thcd gpel labou,,
liJrht betrii to, beam' wPersit
rca begins to weribe tspetl oTgladnes8.i
It is hot lCTDected- uiatiywe: as a cbyernlf.
ment should become members of these So
cieties aml ake appropriations f money.
witness j th ese 4ntemting' stient pi ihicby
on e very bap:'$lcla)teo t6rf jolce
the heart :of the ibilanhroDnt: It is our
hitand jTtrost we:shall jfyad U our4plea
sure: to remove every obstacle to the hat
from the -hand of tyranny, the Tod pfopf.
HOUSE JOT REPRESENTATIVES.
. ; J MOiJDAY FEB: 3. - .
l.This being petition-day upwards of for
ty memorials and pethiois were presented
4 memorial was presented by Mr. Con-
nict,.oy piew. jersey, signea dv many, res
pectable citizens: of that" state;' she wing
t!i6 injuriovts consequences resulting from
the importation o so grei an amount of
foreign oods,b paralysing the industry
of the jiation; and 'draining theVcountry of
its' precious metals, and pfying for an;
increase of duties upon such ai ticles i as
iney oeneve-can oe, rurnisnen upon rea-,
sonable. terms byour own maijfufaCttires.;
. , A fter stating 6rifiy the leading objects
m the?Memonal--iMr. Cndct proceeded;
tcCTema'rk.jthat it was. similar, to some o.
thers formerly presented- by.': him, .and
which, on his motion, had 'been referred
to a Committee of he ywhole House oh.
tlie"statei)f the Union. - .? ;
Upc4i further consideation, said Mr. Gi
I am . induced to ask -te . Honse, to give
another direction to- a particulaf para-:
graph Gf the Memorial which suggests au
increased duty ort jmfaritf afiirituout -9Uor,and
sin internal ditlij or excise, up
on domestic tfiirit. ' . c; v
I have long entertained the opinionsaid
Mr. C. that it wiuld comport with Soucd
policy, and the best interests of pur coun
try, to iefy and collect a much larger
portion of its revenue upon' liquors con
sumed at home. And nothing prevented
me from calling the attention of Congress
to this important, subject during the last
session, but the extreme reluctance which
I have felt, and which 'maiir of my friends
here have expressed, to the appointment
of so many officers aswould be required
to carry a system of excise into effect
In everyview: which he coufd uke of
thi question, Mr. CvSaiil, he wa led to
this conclusion ; that there is n' nirer, or
more legitimate object of taxation, than
spirituous liquors; and that sound policy,
good. morals, and the public happiness,
reqaire that the arm of the. goverrimt-nt
should be Jetty in a tax upon the consump
tion of this article. And fr the, purpose"
of asking the serious ' attention of the
House to so important a topic, he sub-"
mitted this motion, viz : I
That so much of the New Jersey Me
morials, as relates to an additional duty
upon imported liquors, and an excise tip
on domestic spirit, be referred to the Com
mittee of Vy ays and Means, with instruct
tid'ns to inquire and report on the expedi
ency of the measure. And that the resi
due of the said Memorial be referred to a
committee of the whole house on the state
of the Union' . : , ' j ;
. The question being stated on agreeing
to the first part of this proposition i
Mr. Fipyd, of Virginia, suggested that
the proper course to be given to thi3 me
morial, as proposing a part of the odious
system of excise, which there appeared a
disposition to Tivet unonihe nation, .would
be, to refer it to the Committee on Manu
factures, by whom the bill now before the
House, apparently connected with that
system, had been referred. ' '
Mr. Williams, of N.C . was of the same
opinion ; not that the Committee of Ways
and Means was overbt" hened with bu&if
ness but, if it was pn,, irly the province
of the Committee ef Manufactures to" re
port tlie bill which they had reported, for
laying additional duties on imports, it was
at least equally proper that this subject
should be referred to that committee. 1
Mr.: Nelson, of Md. hoped that, this
memorial,. would ..-not be referred to'the
Committee of Mannfactures, He coa!d
not conceive, he said; why such a direc
tion should be given to it. , He did net un
derstand it to be the wish of the geiitlei
man from New Jersey, or of the memori
alists, to protect the, manufacture of spi
rits, by imposing an excise upon it It
seemed to him the proper course to be
pursued in regard to this bill would be to
refer. U to the. committee of the Whole
House to whom is referred the bill report
ed by' the Committeecn Manufactures. ,
Alr.'Floyd said he had no objection to
the proposition of the g. ntleman to-fefer
the subject to a Committee of the Whole
All he wished was, that rhe whole system
should be presented at'o se Wew. . j v) '
Mr. Plumert of Ijew Hampsliire,-from
the Committee oh the Judiciary reported
a bill for the relief of Abraham Snyder ;
wh;i i was - read . twice, amended -at the
suggestion gf MiyRuggles, and ordered to
be engrossed for a-third reading to-mor-ro
v.'-- n- . . - ' ' k
; This is the case of an individual con
fin d for. debt to the United States, the
Efi cipal of which was only 18 dollars,
ut - which amount was swelled by the
costs tr: 140 dollars. -The case is one in
which the Secretary of the Treasury disr
charged from prison ""only on payment of
;Cots; Id this case, the individual confin
ed iii very poor, and wholly unable to pay
ehlier costs or principal. j r ,
1 Mr Cocke agreeably to notice, asked
feave to introduce a bill by the title of " a
bill to fix and equalize the pay of the Of
ficers in the Army of the United States."
The bill proposes to provide that fix
ed compensatioHs shall be given to : offi
cers, in lieu 4f,payi rations, forage, Sec
and 12 cents per .mil e, in lieu of atloW
ances for transportation. '' . ' ;
Mr Wal Worth said this Subject was
one. which had been fully before the com
mittee - on mi.itary alfairs, by; special rt-
te ence to tnen, and the commntec h .d
reported ai their opinion, that ho lecis
latlea n the subject was uesary; IJc
the Military Committee gctpprtthe j
snhtecirWas th-verv reasonwfty tne
leave Wiebt'toe tranteI to intfMuce the
billThe i ContmitteeL had refuse tbact;1
upon ic4 saujeuw tuuu,u f .-
a 'dbcuijrter shen
dollars have been paid fortranspbjiatioii.
because it was rather1 late' n the sessipj
and it might make some of the officers
lit He imeasyl LThese ?iyere the, ground,
as he understood thetri, oh which the ConW
mil tee had refused to report. : Mo .Q, -
asked the H"Usev-he asked of the wntie
man fromNew-York himself,, whether
they would calmly sit by & see the public
t money wasted n this maimer, trom one
cna or . tne country to meuuici.- "
the vMajor-G eneral down to the subal
tern's of the. Army, they were all en gaged
in tours of! inspection ; ari(Mp until .Con
gress acted upori-1 the subject, 'so . l6ng
wouttl this heavy expense' be enUiletl p
the, country.;-' j':' -V
Mr. Williams, of N.C. said, he hoped
the .Hnuse would grant the leave whicn
was asked, and which was no more than
tibial in siich, cases. Fromj theiartate
ments which'had been made ! by: the gen
tleman ' from Tennessee, it was evident j
that the subject was of such
at least as to merit inquiry.
He did nou:
see, why a deaf ear was to .be tnrned to
hw proposition now, any . more tnan-to a
similar one which received the sanction
of1 a majority of the House on a former
occasion. Let the ' bill he received, re-'
ferred to a Committee of the Wholeand
take its turn dn the docket;1 with other
bills. : ' V '; ' : '' ' ".
Mr. Little said, he had every confidence
in theGommittee; to . whom this subject
wis referred, early in the session, and, if
that Committee had given its attention to
the subject; and thought no legislation
upon it was necessary , as it appeared they
: m-1 done, he was opposed to taking it up
in the way now proposed. He coulil not
consent to take the subject frora.tiie Com-mittt-e,
which would have been viu-pro-"
per organ of the House to introduce the
bill, if it was necessary or proper to pass
h, merely to gratify any individual.
Mr, Xtison, of Mo. Mr. VVnght, and
Mr. J. Speed Smith, also opposed the mo
tion for leave, and Mr. Floyd and Mr.
Cocke supported it; ' "
When, the question being taken on
granting the leave, it was decided in the
i'gative, 84 to 5$. So leave was refused
to bring in -the bill.
The House thenrf by unanimous consent,
Agreed to resume the bUl fo regulathe
collection of duties on imports and ton
nage, with the amendments proposed
thereto in. committee of the whole.
The question was taken separately on
all the aniendments ; and one or two ad
ditional amendments were proposed and
Finally, at a little before 5 o'clock, the
bill was ordered to be engrossed and read
a third time on .Wednesday; and
The House adjourned. '
.TUESDAY. FEB. 4.
Mr- Blackledge,of N. C. from the Com
mittee on the Public Buildings, made a
report relative to the providing rooms in
the Capitol for the accommodation of the
Clerk of the House of Representatives;
which was read and ordered to Ms on the
table. ;- ,: . "'V-"'--" i'T? :
On motion of Mr. Hill, it was resolved,
that th Committee on the Public Build
ings be instructed to consider and report
what alterations will be necessary to be
made in the Hall of the Representatives,
so as to accommodate the increasing num
bcr of Members of 'which the Eighteenth
Congress will consisL
Alt. Breckenrklge, of Ky. submitted for
consideration the ttdlowmg resolution : y
Resolved, Tbat the Committee on
Miliury Affairs be instructed to report a
bill' to establish a National Armory on
the western waters.' - ; VJr &,V'a-;v
The resolution having been read Mr
Breckenridge said; he ; had offered ' this
resolution, without intending the smallest
imputation on the Military Committee;
ana he thought he - was justified! by cir i
cumstances, in pressing it on the consider
ration of the House. Such a resolution
had been offered at the last session of
Congress, and . referred to the Military
Committee : but that Committee was so
divided opinion ten the-subject, that
they could not agree upon a report, an4
the subject .was not finally scted upvp, in
any way; at the last session. At the pre-
sent session, Mr. 13. said, he naa nimseit
presented a similar resolutionand he un
derstood that the Military Committee was
noyv divided in opinion upphi the-subject,
as they had ben at the last sesiion ; arid,
although a; majority of the committee was
in favor, of, the obj,eet, a , majority could
not agree on the particular, mode by whiph'
the object shall be accomplished. ; Mr.B.
therefore, '; had thought it. proper to pre
sent the question thus directly. to the con
sideration of the House. ?. , t '0
' Mr. Walworth was in favor of the ob
ject of this proposition, but that the House
might act understanding upon u,thougiU
it proper' to state what were the opinions
actually disclosed ; in the Military Com
mittee upon the subject. A bare majorir
ty of that Committee were in tavo 'of the
object of the resolution referred to them,
but a m ajbrity could- not be united ih fa
vor of a mode of carrying it iiito cffect.-
AVortin of the Cqmmktee- was in favor
of authorising the President of the United
States to select a site forah armory, aud
of au thoriaing . suryey sand; estimatfs; bi
the coat of the buildings,' &c.to be made.
But a part of the CrvmnmteeJ Kas hot wilt
ling to gQ that lengthj being in uvor of
reportipg a Joint resolution ; declaring it
expedient U))estabiisl an :arnipry; (Wi the
westtrWrtters, and authorises the Pre
Jto beamined and reported upbn vrittf
: !u vievto the" sclectiou -:of4t: site, byiCoh;
aid iiot rise; tp fefxe this Question,; bat it
the HoUse : war cf opihionthat the subject
Otrghtbbtlto be aredupoh; he hoped, that
the leahicn vrai asked wouldf hotbe
grthted,;buse;it;would ohlyiead pVap
unndecssaryhsumption of timcVff
- Mr. Cocke said, that the inHisPosition of
grettf, at the nwst scsstoa. t &aclf'was the
fcnthaiC He; everseen thir course
of his sort Lift vol vitig. IbeecHioh f an
Hhe: exfttdtensym anypartiCMlanmeasoreii
&c; Hea w no; propriety in eartingj:
in this ;instaocev fronr thesual course m
there would begreatlyersitycfpi
niion in the Hpiise on this subject1 ast there
tliad been intheXpmmittee and tha the
rouse was as ' u' p i-cp.it rctu. vo . ueiuc uic
question 'as the Committee had; found it-1
self to.be. nThe proper course jWth such!
to aiClommiteeT of the3Vhle1 where it
ight be as amply clisCAibed as if;it were
a fell. v TMiviJV. therif tnoed to reifer; the
: The discussion- had gone thus far, when
Mr, Tod asked-; if; the. hour allotted by
,nue to tne reception 01 original proposi
tions had not expired r 'JBemg ansyerea.
byth Speaker -that it liad.vMr Tod
moved that the House do resolve itself
into a Committee; of" the KWhole,:wi.th a
view to take up the bill for the ejpttrageii
ment of m anu factu res ,' .' .-.'' WJ.
.t The House agreed to theV rnUonv.thp&
postpon mg until to-m orroy hdiscttssiori
of Mn Breclcenridge' otu?Pp
- ueiug in committee oi. tne w no 1 on tne
state, of the; lJnian, Mr, Stewart moved to
take up, the, bill providing for the repair
of the Cumberland Road, ib "preference tb
the'Manufactnres bill ; -which motion the
House pverruled by a vote -of 76 tb 64,
v. On motion of -Mr. Tod, the committee
then resumed the consideration of his bilU
1 TUe question beihgConi the motion to
strike out thf enacting clause Mr. Dur
fee. of Rhode Island, deli vered, inaTspteech
of about an hour, his view's, adverse to
tny considerably augmentation, of he"da-i
ties on imports ; ayojwfng .his intention',-
nowever, to vote agHinsustniting out tne
enacting. clauses with a view to allowing,
the friends of the bill, and others, to make
it as perfect as they could.
Mr- Forward,- of'Penn. in a speech of
half an hours length, replied to lr; Dur
fee,and in support of the principles of the
bin. I -;f
Mrj Gorham, of Mass. then took, the
floor, and . spoke, for considerable more
than an hour, in earuest opposition to the,
principles cf this bilL When, " ' .
On motion of Mr. Woodson, the Com
mittee ruse ; and a little before 5 o'clock,
the House adjourned , 4.
Mr. Eustis, from the committee on Mi
litary Aflairs, made a report relative to
'he, proprietv ot repairing the Fort at
Smith ville, N. C. or of erectiv ' fortifica
tions on a more suitable" site ; jc the com
mittee, in pursuance to the resolution apr
jpended to the report, was v discharged
from, its further consideration; by the
House ? . : '' . '
The resolution yesterday rrioved by
Mr. Breckenridge, for instructing the mi
litary committee to establish an Armory
bn the Western Waters, ttein fhe'.sub-
nect next in Order vr
' Kmm llMAVAnMlwA mam a n n .9 . j9 ? Vk n -
mi, ij;cv-atin iuc ipse auu itu i(iav
he understood,- since he moved this reso ,
lution yesterday, that a bill had been re-
fiorted in the other branch of the Legts
ature proposing the establishment of a
national armory oh the western waters.
For the present, therefore, he moveid to
lay the resolution on the table. Agreed to.
Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, offered the foU
lowing resolution :
Rssolveq, That a committee be ap
pointed to ascertain by whom the" sup
pression of the paragraph, ' in the letter
of ; William R. Dickinson, Cashier of the
Bank of Sieubenville, to the Secretary of
the Treasury, dated the 3d day of April,
1819, and byJimV communicated to this
House at the last session, was caused,
with leave to sit during the sess'ions, and
with, "power to send for persons and pa-
MiC Campbell stated the reasons which
induced him to submit this proposition. -
Mr. Wright; and Mr. Ed w ards, of N. d
successively supported the motion. Mr.
Hamilton opposed it. Mr. Hardin sup
ported, it. Mr. Cook, in vindicating him
self from supposed imputations, did not
oppose " the, resolution; but concluded by
moving the following amendment: -yX
And that the said committee be inf
structed to prepare ; and " report to this
House a digest of the evidence, if. any
such there be, shewingV whether Amcurf
rent or depreciated bank notes were ta
ken in lieu of cash V from1 any of the banks,
in which the public moneys were deposit
ed. . Whether the public moneys hare
not bben discontinued to be deposited in..
branches of the united States' Bank, and
placed in certain local banks, situated in'
the same towns or neighborhood, without 1
complying with the directions of the law
on that subject jmd heihe r suth trans
fers , have resulted In loss to the govern
ment j whether the public money .has
not been loahed to those banksiriwhich
standing depoiites;were made, ' under, the
name of deposites ; aiid whether ; such
loans ? or deposites' have not ; resulted in
loss to the government ; whether securi-
ty was not neglected to tjxaiten in some
one.otsmore instances for. the punctuali
ty;' of brire or more.bankswbich rjrdpose1
to yelsuch ecwiiy j uo vethersucli
failure hasuot resulted in loss to the gb-
vernnApnt v. '-'r ; '' ...
If; Mr. Hardin replied to Mf. Cook.-
Mr. Little moved to ia)the;rtaolati6n
on the table,1 and at his request the quea
tion on this 'motion was decided by yeas
.1 Mr. Campbell acceptel as a; part of.
nis Amouon , ine amenamenr proposeu uy .
Air. Coble'' X'r-H-'f'-'
' f Mr;;ightagirirwk
f Coolcjioine at some lengthy I
? Iar.f DvyiKii tEsbokel inxplariatioiitc
heitetr jl c itge CAajtiitteehiCh : has
the vie wi which: w
Tvmid ascertain; If bpuu 'i
.... m.ui vi ins Mouse. YTnf-r
racy wmembeni-vhave' m,
vernment whirK 1.
members, know tn K.?!
iterestmg mature of thV ... the
the.House which , ought not i S v?T
or.precisely acted'uponj moved
By this time it was nearly 5
Thedebatewas aniotate, fr
lively- interest, involving some ?P
questions; , and being jn ies;nature P16
vhat personal.:. No abbreviation Sn?'
give a correct idea o it : and ,
JJV. iyi u" is expected hereafe i
be given, would have wKmi. ri. Tr to f
newnpaper : mass of matter JhiA'
wdl employ the pen of the reported h
or .twenty hours to prepare, utead W '
two or. three hours: which oL .tai'the!
to him. after the adjouVnmt la$ I
tng, preparatory to the. papers
Dress.1 jYat. Ini. . s nS h
offered tne followSnffWsdl.i-' t'
which, . by the Rules of the Hbui "3 S M
one dav:;- ,.: ;- mv--v - ' .Af?."T
Resolved. That thf Prt. i.
ed to communicate to this House a sie
showing particularly whether the nuW 5nt'
broonated for fortification ;'k. .
several; fortifications, is required. Li.,
whether the money applicable to onfS'
un transferred ".and emended
another; if so, by what authority
X At.thc suggestion, of Mr. Coclr tK. , i
requiring - the resolution ; to lie onti dar .
suspended for this case, and the resolve i .
adopted:,."':i:;:;- .f-; . '
; The unfinished business of jesteTda? K. -ing
the resojution moved; by;Mr. Campbcn :
Of Ohio, as amended on the sa-tionrf
Mr Cook, of Illinois, Was talen upl- i
'A? th? -mtmn being oa;agreeUto
the following amendment, raored ztJZ
by Mr. Gilmer, of Geo, viz;. ,
; And ft' ascertain , if pssiMej whether
any member of this House, or confedirac r
of members, have nude use of the papers rf
this House for the purpose ofmafcichar?.!
es .against any Department lof thii Govera
ment,; which that member, or those rata.'
bers, Jcnows to be false." j,.; , j
The Debate was resumed upon fte wne.
ral subject, and lasted until half past four
O'clOCk..- ".!.. J .j )-'; .' . .j
- At the Commencement of the 0 k f Jfr.l
Gilmer, withdrew, at the sugiesti m of it.
Sanders, the amendment Winch he jyesterda
introduced at the suggestion of t.Cook,
both of which motions were, after de!ate
withdrawn, i':'- s ; .y - . . -..i
- lir. Tod, when the hour arrived; mov$J to
proceed to the orders of the day which mo
tion was negatived, . I
Mr Chambers, at an advanced hpuroftbe '
day, required the previous qucstm, in order 7
... j:...: ; , -j .
to termuiate; discussion ;-. which requisitiw
was nyi suppuixeu oy uie aecessary nuniDcr
- JPinallyr the Question was t&ken on agree
ing to the resolution as is abov&stated: mJ
it was determined in the ' aififmatirc, 10
THE CITY MEETING.
At i meeti ne'drf. the ci tizens held this
day' at the Courth.u8e, for the pur
pose of taking into consideration the
proceed i tigs of the late meeting of the
merchants of Petersburs, relative 1
the depreciated value of the notes ef
our Banks ; J. Gales, Esq. Intendaw
of Police, beina: called' b the Chair,
and Mr. A. J. Lawrence appointed;
Secretary : ; '..".',:
- The Chairman stated the objectfor
vhich thia meetin f a$ called, and Q3,
mntiohvof Mai. felynn, it was
JieiolvetLThit a Committee be appointed:
to take into consideratitn the late resomuoii
and publication' of the citizens of Petersburg",
Va! respecting our Dank paper, and reco
mend to us, at a future meeting; the m
expedient cVrse to pursue on the occisio0-
The fo aw Off zentlemen irere r
. S. Raboteau, Smith, C. Mtflfr
li, Webb, John Stuarti JJ. a. B5"u!
W;R;Gales. : : i
Oii motioo, . the meeting adjourm
unil Tuesday, the i HtimsL f
A meeting; took' place ;accnrdiog to.
adjournmeat when ; Rfbo
from the! Committee appointed on
subiectiubmitted the folloir(nx5
si ne v;ommutee yfw---7' r:,i
to-consideration the late resolatioo ,
publication of cerUin citrtens of: rtv
borg respecting oar Bank Paper, ,
chants; of JNortn-4;arouna w -Mtes
supplies of Goods withia heir ojU
fcris practicable, rather than fJn
selves to the inconvenience. wA
market.- They conaideit JPJ tfrt
fact,: that this State should w
mitted too hawUaung and losings
But the irapoUcy of this ftS
ver assumed; disadfaaUgeoa W-
fances at presemV .rwortli W
I ri : l:-w-j ! tn its real wyu y
-;,ruArihc hsuas on which it ? .
to beatfiroodlM. wtcr;Bg-JiuV. b;
Uu.rti:.r itphrecated aire"-'- . r,
the maitement;of interested p-,,
Icuiation otourrapnc i -o- , kr
StletermTned; at - it would 0,
; ngtfl( f wa-' ff0 -. . -
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