Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 17, 1837, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 17, 1837 Page 2
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HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES. Fob. 7ih 1M7. On liintlon of Mr. Adams, I ho Journal was so amended n t lint I ho words "nt the f-nggootion of the gentleman from Alabama (Mr. Lewis,) Mr. Thnmp-"on ofS. C.mnd ili.'d his rosolutinn," &e. should rend. Mint ,'Mr Lewis further moved, I'urihcr to amend tho resolution hv offering a resolution,." &c. which Mr. V. Thompson accepted ns a modification. Mr. A. assigned n Ills' rcii-mn for tin' mo lion, hl-i desire Hint every gentleman who had offered n proportion 'or ooimiro mi him, should appear distinctly on the Jour nal ns ImvitiL offered the proposition. The House I linn resumed the question of Privilege, under coiiMd-'iriiinii yesterday, nnd winch, by the rule, takes precedence of nil other business. The following proposition were before the limine ni i 1 1- adjournment yesterday :- First, by Mr. Thompson, of South Gnro. lina, as substitute fur his original resolu tion. 1. Resolved, That the lion. J. Q. Ad orns, by nn effort to present a petition from slave?, has committed a gross c mtcnipt of tins House. 2. Rcolvod, That the member, from Massachusetts, above named, bv creating the imprc-sinti, and leaving the House un der the impression, that tho taid petition was for the abolition of slavery, when bo knew that it was not, has trifled with the House. 3. Resolved, That, the Hon. John Q,. Adams receive the censure of the House for bis conduct referred to in the preceding resolution-!. To winch modified resolutions, the fol lowing amendment had been heretofore of fered by Mr. Havocs-, of Georgia, and now .came up as the pending question ; Strike out all nfhr thu word 'Resolved," and insert " 1 hat John Ouincv Adams.. Representative from thfj State' of Massa chusetts, lias rendered himself justly liable io me severest censure ol this I ouse. mill li censured accordingly, for havuirr aliemp ted to present to too ILuse, llic petiiiou of slaver." Mr. Jenifer, nf M I, who v. a? entitled to mlved fun her, that a committee be the floor, expressed Ins ("pinion that before aPP '""ed to inquire into the facts .vhcther any further steps wuro taken towards the -s'oh attempt bus or has not boon coiinnit ndopiir.n of these resolutions, the intentions I l01' J-v !1"-v niember of tins House, and re of the gentleman from Mass. (Mr. Adam-) I l)url fnniu as soon as practicable." should be explicitly undoistood. Tho rcc- I "Ir. Grave,-, of Ken. expressed his deci ord on ilm journal' was. thai Mr. Adams i ('U(' disapproval of I bo course purMied by next stated ihat he had m Ins possession n j the gentleman from Mass. nnd ins willing paper fiom persons declaring I hem-elves to I "es" ,ur !l,y slloh resolution if there were bo slaves, on winch he wi-hed the decision ' a"v 'hing to ju-tify M, but said it was not of the Speaker, &c; then enquiring whclli j porible for him to vole for this roMilution or it would come under tbu resnTm inn of I of coin-tire. The j-enllemaii from Mass. t ie loih ol January. Mr. J. wi.-ht-d that the gentleman from Mis, should declare whether his proposition uas rightly Mated. Mr. Adams t-anl, be neither p're-ented the petition nor offered to present it. He had stated distincly lint ho had in his p.n KCssion a paper purporting to 1)G a pelilion from 22 persons declaring themselves to bu ulavcs. and he had ai-kcd the speaker if l;e considered that paper a-,- coming w ihin the resolution ofthe ifith ol'January. The Speaker had said it was a novel question, nnd one which the House mie.lil. to decide. Mr. A. had also hinted ni the very lime he commenced I he pronoiit.-iiiou of these, peii Hons Ins beliefthat. in coii-eoei-nee of thnt ! very order ofthe ItJili of J.inuiirv bv which nil propositions and papers of every" kind or , '''iiHe. ought t,, he con-id-red as roi-il-defcnp'ioii relating w. Hie subject "of -lave j 1,1 hitrhn ol tin- Il-m-e, Hie nghis lyshould be laid on the mble. the inemb-rs "! 1 he .-oin h. and an enemy to ihe Union. Ol this HOUSI! tvnnhl In. slllil.-r-l In llnnnul 1 Ii'-olveil. That I he ( I'll. Jo'in Q. Ad- mmiri.l llu, ,,rl. nnl il I,.,,- ! which he was nbo'il to present were some j IK to I 111. nr-IIIIIIIK. 1,1' 1, 1 r-1, l, n,,.,.rl., ,,,,,,1 I his doubts. No member of the II-mi-u had a right lo infer that the pennon was for tho fibolition of slavery, until ho knew tome thing of the conii'ii's. Mr. A. would .state further, that had il been a pel il ion from tin- slaves, praying for the abolition of slavery, ho should n't least, have paused before ho bad introduced it to the House in any form. Sacred as he held the right of pelilion to be, and ready ns lie was lo present petitions from any liu man being to this Hoine. he still consider ed that he had a discretionary power in re lation to Hie preseiiiation of petitions which in bis opinion ought not m he presouied, Mill he deemed it Ins duty to say, ihat the mere circumstance of ii pelilion coming from petitioners who were slaves, would not bo lo him n ren-on for refusing to pre Font it. And he ininniiiiced lhai. if the cenmro ofthe House were lo be passed up on him for ihese opinions, be was icady lo meet the censure. Mr. A. proceeded to explain hi opinion--, that so long as Hie peiili.-iic rs prayed for Ihat which was reasonable, right, respect fol, nnd just, he would present n petition even from a horse or a dug, if n horse or a dog had the power of speech, or the faculty of wrinng to tell whr.l the prayer of its po lition was. In a douhlfi.l rase, such as ihe ;unr,eiit, whether ihe thing prayed for might be unjust or improper, Mr. A. would ask the direction ofthe Speaker as ho had done in the present instance, although n letohition for censure had been nlVuroir up on hue (Mr. A.) before the Speaker had piven him any directions ns lo what he (Mr A.) ought to do. Mr. Jenifer then ronlended that Mr. A. had gone much further that he (Mr. J.) .had supposed he intended to go, in dcelnr i;jg that ho would present the pel il ions of nitvc. nnd thought Hint he had laid himself ju'liy open to (he censure of the House. A. nies.-ngi! wns announced from ihe President of tho United Suites, which win -carrietUo ihe Speaker's table. This is the aine mespage ns will bu found noticed in .the Sonde Report of (his day. It received .neither no-tic u nor reading in Ihe. House, iwing to (he still unfinished discussion on the question of privilege. Mr. Drotngooie, of Virginia, nsked the -gentleman from South Carolina to accept ihe following sen modification of his modi, ified rosolution ; Strike out nil after the word "resolved," and iuseit;" that tilt: Hon. John Q. Adams, a member of this House, by staling in his place that he had in his possession "n paper purporting to bo n pelilion fro in slaves, ami inquiring if il.cnuie wiifiiu tlio meaning of a resolution heretofore adopted (ns prelum, nary to its presentation) tins given color to the idea that slaves have ihe right nf pe tition, and of his roadincsK to he their or gan, and Ihat for the same be deserves iio smmre of this fouho, Revived, That the aforesaid J. Q. Ad ami receive n tonsure from the Speaker in the presence o! the House of Ropicsentn-live-. Mr. V. TlMiiKon accepted the moilificn. lion, mid Mr. lliivnes withdrew Ins pro pined amendment Pile debate was continued, at very great length, bv Mers. liiivler. of Ala. urging the necessity of some measure on the part of the House to marl: its disapprobation of! I lie course- pursued by Mr. Adams; by Mr. At Unit past ;j o'clock', ur oenne reiur Robertson, of Virginia, disapproving of ned to their Chamber, and being palled to the course of Mr. Adams, but declaring j order, that he never could vole for Ibis resolution I Mr Grundy, from the Joint Cummitlef nl censure, because he looked upon it as appointed in consider and devise a modi) of an infraction on the freedom of speech, and a violation of the ugh's of the members ol the Home; by Mr.' Alford, of Georgia, in condemnation' of I In: proceeding- of the nh'itiiiiiuisis generally ; and by Mr. Ilnl-scy. ol Georgia, in an argument to show that it was never contemplated by the constilinion that petition- from persons of color should be presented, nnd that the member who would introduce such a petition was deser ving the severest censure of the House. Mr. Lincoln, of Massachusetts, spoke at L'reat length in total condemnation of i the resolution, and of the grounds on which I it assuu cil to bo based, and contended Kentucky and Francis Usangcr of Now that ho far from having laid himself open Vork, had the Highest number of votes, lo the censure proposed, Mr. Adams had in the Senate would have to choose between the very outset propounded a question to these two. The resolution war lo the of iho Speaker by which his (Mr. A. 's) course foct that tho Senate now proceed to the was to be guided, and an answer to which election, and that the Secretary call over enquiry had not been returned to this mo-1 iC names of the Senators, in their alpha ment. I botical order, each Senator responding the Mr. Bytuitn after submitting remarks name of the individual for wli'MO ho voted having general reference to the incendiary i The resolution waj considered and agreed movements of the abolitionists, moved to l0i ' a amend tho resolution by striking out all af. I 'c. , . i 1 1 c .i o.,.,i,D . i . ,i.. i ' oomo time elapsed beforo all tho Senators tor tho word "resolved," and inserting ns LouId bo coiccl'cd) whcn tl0 Senate being loi owij : full, tho Soccretary proceeded to call over tho J bat an attempt to prescnl any petition 1 names, or tnomoriD,', t0 u, House from anv slave! The Senators who voted ft. M. Johnson or Slaves, negro or froo negro, fro'm any 1 were Messrs. P.enton, Black, lirown, Buchan. part of this Union, is a contempt of (In.- j a"-Cullibert. Dana, Ewing, (Illinois Pulton, House, and calculated to embroil it in strife i mill .-n-lCl,,,, I.- io,,,nnlikl.. .,tl, , n ,,., nity of this body, and everv member gnih v ! ,"rrii') "')''". Nicholas Nile. Norv of the same, jus: I v subjects himself To the I 1 "0: "'""S tv. n''! , ' U'o snme. justly subj strictest eon-mro of the Huusu had not presented, nor offered to present tho petition, but had merely asked instruc tions from the Speaker. He would vote for ever against every proposition which went to deprive a man of the power lo think, or i he right to express that thought. Mr. Patton, of Virgini.i, proposed ihe following, wliioli ho u-l:oJ Mr- 'l'l.ouuuii to accept iw a modification: Resolved, That I he right of pelilion dues not belong lo the slaves of this Union, and (hat no petition from them can be pre--enled to I In-s House, without derogating from the rights ofthe slave-huldiog Stales, and endangering the integrity of the Union Resolved, That nnv member who shall '"'renller present any Mich pelilion lo he n III bavin-: solemnly disclaimed all desi-'ii "J I 1-111-0, any thing disrespectful to ihe 111,: nqinry made of the Speaker as to ihe petition purporting to be fiom slaves, and having avowed Ins inten tion nol to off.'r lo present the petition ii the House were of opinion ihat it ought not lo be presented, therefore all further proceedings in regard to Ins conduct now eea-e. Mr. W. Thomson expressed bis intention lo adhere to I lie fir.-t of his modified reso lutions, but said ihat he should at a proper lime withdraw ihe second which propn-ed thai Mr. Adams be censured by ihe Speaker. Tins Hou-e wa-j furl her addressed by Mr. Calhoun, of Ivy. in remarks of am. inadversioii on ihe conduct of Mr. Adams, and by Mr. Cu.-biug. of Mass.; in uller re pugnnneo to the adoption of a resolution proposing censure on the gentleman from Massachusetts- The debate ofthis day was extrcmly (lis cursive in it s cliaracier.'aud wns extended lo lopics having no reference, immediate or remote, to the qne-tinn of privileges hc fore ihe IIoiho. When Mr. Ou-hing had eio-eil Ins remark. Hie H-mr win obtained by Mr. French, of Konluokv. who expres sed I'l-i desire lo address Hie Hou-e, Inn de. elared him-olf loo ( hie in heallh. and (no much exhausted by Ihe long sitting of the day to proceed at this tune. He asked therefore that tho Houso would indulge him by agreeing lo Ins motion to adjourn. On ihe uiotinii to adjourn, Mr. Cauibro leng called fur the yeas and nays; but the House would not order them. And, at live minutes before six o'clock, the question having been taken and carri ed, (ayes 101 ; noes tM) the House ad journed. IMIKSII) K N'T I A. L CANVASS. House or Rni'iir.suNTATivr.s, Feb. 0 The hour of twelve having arrived, nnd messages lo that isiToet having been inter changed between the two Houses, the Semite in n body, entered the Hall, nrcce ded by their president and Secretary, nnd were received by the Members of the House Ftnndii'g uncovered. The President of tho Senate presided, the Sponker of the House Bitting on his right linud. 'J'he Teller, Mr Grundy, of tho Senate, and Messrs. Thomas nnd Lincoln of ihe House, having taken thoir seniB, the return of electorel votes from each Slate wns opened, rend, and recorded, Iho result ol Ihe whole number of yules being us fol lows : Martin Van liuren IC7 Wm. II. Harrison 73 Hugh L. White 20 Daniel Webster 1-1 Vicn PiiniiENT. R. M. Johnson M4 Francis Granger 77 John Tyler 47 William Smith after the counting of tho votes was corn pleted, and the result declared The President of the S-natn proclaimed that Martin Va Buttr.v was elected President of the United States for lour years commencing on the tMi day ol March next ; mid that for Vice President no per 'son voted for had n majority of the whole number ol votes; II. ju. Johnson nnu Francis being the iwo higiicst on the list. examining and counting the votca fur Pres ident and Vice President, made reported a resolution that a Committee nfono be np pointed to join the Commit lec nf t wo ap pointed by th" House, to wail on the. Hon, .M.i rl in Van Huron, and inform him of Ins election winch resolution was agreed to. Mr Grundy offered a preamble and reso liiiion. The former set forth that whereas il had been found on counting I lie voles for Vice President, that no person had a major ity of the whole number of electoral voles, it had devolved on the Scnatoto make an (-lection, nnd as Richard M. Johnson of un" "'. "c,,"r",'i. " "u,,ar" 'V."S'- V ma) Kin. (Ga ) I, inn, Lion, M'10-an, Moore, iNorvuu, Strange, 'I alhnago, Tipton, Walker, Wright. 33. Tho Scnalnis who voted for Francis Gran, ger wore Messrs. I'ayard, Clay. Clavtnn. Crittenden, Davis, Dwing, (Ohio.) Kent, ICnlgbt, Prentiss. Kobbins, Southard. Spencer, Swifl, Tonilinson, Wall, Web-tor. Ii3 Mr. C.ilhuuti, Mr. I'rcslon, Mr. While, went out from their scats, and did nol respond when llicn name-, were c.ibcd. The I'rci.lent then made the following aiinoiniecnieiit of the result. The whole number of rfoiiatois is 52, and 27 of these am necessary loachoico. The quorum rcq lired by the Constitution lobe present is -15. The whole number of voles given is .19, of which 3J arc given for Richard M. Johnson of Ken tucky. I therefore declare Richard M. John son of Kentucky, Vice I'icidunt ofthe United States for a term offotir years, commencing on the -lib day of March net. On motion of Mr. Grundy it was- ordered. ti.-i nil ine be appointed to wait on Richard M. Johnson, anil iu nu,,;,, ,,f his election ,ind the Chair was directed lo ap point said Committee. House or Reprkskntativks, Feb. 9. The whole of this day was consumed in attempts to dispose of Mr. Adam's case, without however coming to any definite re sult. The di-cussioti was continued in much the same spirit as yesterday, and af ler variom propositions, amendments, de nuueiations and questions of order, by aid of I ho previous question n vole was obtain ed on the following resolutions, submitted by Mr. Pulton, of Va. The question being about to be put, The question recurred on the demand for the previous question : but there was no second. Mr Adams rose and addres-'ed the House for two hours in vindication of himself. After reiterating his statement previously made, thai ho had not presented the pen linn nor ofl'ered to present it. hut had mere iy a-ked ihe direein n of the Speaker as to what his course should be. Mr. A. said he bad been de-irons lo have the record by Yeas and Nays on the question whether, under any circumlanees a petition should he recived from a slave, lie knew at the tune he raised the question, t hat il was one which would arrest I he attention not only of ibis House, and tlnsnaiim, but of Hie whole civilized world. He said he had de cl.ired iiimsolf rendv and willing In regolale Ins conduct according lo ihe dccMoimf ihe House whatever it might ho, bill that he was exceedingly aiiNious ihat the question on ihe libs' rael proposition of receiving Ihe iieiiiion should lie lakeii. so that a record of it might remain to all future lime. 'Phis was the question itself, built was neverlhe. less true ! hat it did, from its very nature, open tin; whole question of slavery and the condition of slaves in this country, as also I he question of ihe extent of Hie power nnd privileges of ihe Members of tins House to spenk on such topics. Mr. A. then repeated his opinions in ro lation to the freedom of petition. One of his colleagues (Mr. Gushing) had already expressed opinions which were his Nr. A's own on this right mora fully and clear ly llian he could do. The right of pelilion guaranteed by the Constitution ofthe Uni ted Slates wns not a right first granted by the Constitution itself but n previous right oxisting among the primitive and inaliena ble rights of man recognized in the consti tution, and that too wiih n direct prohibi tion that tho Congress of iho U Stales should pass no law to abridge it. Tho fra mers of the constituted would have spurned the idea thai they were the first to give to the people of the'U. Stales, the right of po liliou, It was n right given to thetii by the God of Nature when he madu tlicui men; il wns Iho right of onn human being lo un ploie tho Invor nnd protection of another. It was his principle, nnd ho would openly avow it here, that this right belonged to every human being, nnd that without refer, enco to the condition of tho petitioner. Mr, A. entered into a criiicul md severe examiualioii of Hie various propositions which had been submitted for his censure, complaining of their injustice, denying their assumed facts to bo true, and demanding to be judged only upon the truth. If n vote of censuro woro passed upon him for any i tiling no iiau uuiiu in nm nuutu, uu sioono i consider it as one of the heaviest calamities thing ho had done in this House, ho should that bail ever fallen upon liltn in his career through n long life, checkered an it had boen by vicissitudes nnd misfortunes. He had in every instnnco boen innongst the first to defend the rights, tho character, the dignity nnd the honor of the House from the moment he bad first entered it up tu this hour. Mr A. objected to tho two modified res olutions; to Ibo first op the ground that it looked lo future contingencies, and wai not therefore properly connected with the sub. ji'd. before tho House; nnd to tho second, because it threw indirectly n censure on

him for faults which were entirely iinsup p.irtod by facts. What was this rcsolul ion? It, WO'" mv thnt if bo bad nol made what were ci.n-'idered to bo concessions, the House woiiM have gone f.iriher; that they would have pas-ie.'l an cri'tst fnch law, ma king that criminal wi'lich was not criminal helorc punishing him for lining his duty, nnd that duty involving one of the most important questions lo the House, to tliP country and to the world that hau' ever hei'ii pru-inntcd to the consideration of the 7iiiso since tho first organization of the government. The question was then taken on the first That any member who shall hereafter present lo the ousc any petition from the slaves of this Union, ought to bo considered ns regardless of the feelings of the 7ousc, of the rights of i ho Southern States, and unfriendly to the Union. And this resolution tew rejected, Yens 02-Nays 105, A motion to adjourn was trinde, nnd lost. Whon the que?t'on recurred on tho sec ond resolution Resolved, That tho Hon. J. Q,. Adam3 having solemnly disclaimed all design of of fering any thing disrespectful to the iousc, in the enquiry made of I he Speaker ns to n petition purporting to bo from slaves, and having avowed his intention not to offer to present the said petition if the ousc should . , ' . .. . . . , be or opinion that it ought not to be pre on. led.hereforeal proceeding, , regard to v7! h rlrnT.' Vp Navs Which was re-ccled; cas22-Nays 137. Whereupon the 7iuso adjourned. In Senate, January 7, Mr Bayard presented Ihe preamble and resolutions ol the Legislature of Delaware, instructing their Senators to introduce and supporl n resohn ion to rescind the Fxpung- ing resolution of Mr Ccnton. and lo re store tho Journal of the Senate to the -tale in which it was before this net of violence was committed upon it. Mr. BAYAnr) said it would bo impracti cable, or at least impropor, to obey these instruction at this season of Congress, as Mr. Benton's resolution must be regar. ded as expressing the sense of Ihe Senate as at present composed. But he gave no tice that, in compliance with these instruc tions, he would introduce such a rcsolu " nt the the next session, and would do so at every cin.u,iJinK session, as long as ho should continue a Senator, till the object should bo accomplished; which at tempt be hoped would be followed up by every Sena'or from Delaware. Being thus actuated by the same spirit of enntin wince which had been so much lauded by t he Senator from Missouri, and which in his case had proved so successful!, he hoped the day was not distant when they would restore the Journal, and make it what ho believed was, at ibis moment, the public sentiment of the People ofthe Unit ed Slums. Hu moved (after Us reading) Ilia! the resolution be laid on the table, and printed. Mr Brown enid he di:J not doubt the perseverance ol'ihe gentleman. He would also votu for printing the document, as a mailer of respect lo the Legislature cf Delaware; though in one case which he instanced, he believed a minion to print siicb a document had not been carried. The motion to print and lay on tho table was then carried. Mn. CALHOUN and the PRESIDENT In Scnatu, January 9. 'Phe bill to prohibit ihe sales of public lands, except to actual seniors, &c. was read n thud lime, and the question being on i's pa-sage, Mr. Calhoun sent a letter which he had received frnni the President of tho U.S. and winch he dasired Iho Secretary to read. The toller was accordingly rood. In it iho President slates thai in n report of the remarks, of Mr. Calhoun, on ihe land bill, ih reported in the Globe, nnd tho accuracy of which wns supported by two certificate. Mr Calhoun had used language which intimaied that he (the Presidcni) had been guilty of speculations in ihe pub he lands. This ho pronounces to be a false and caliiinnous charge, which ho calls on Mr. Calhoun to retract in his place on Hie floor, or to sustain by impeachment. If Mr. C, will do neither, then the President will publish this letter lo the world and by thnt publication make calumny recoil upon him who had uttered ii. The Secretary having finished reading the letter. Mr. Calhoun said that this letter had produced in bis bossom pity, contempt nnd humiliation. So far from hoing intimida ted, ho should become holder in bis denun ciatiotion, of corruption in high places. As to tho privileges of his station in tho Son nte, ho would leave that body to lake care of its own. Retraction, he would offer nono. Ho would reiterate bis chargea in placo, and leave it lo the friends of the President to shew (heir falsehood. Ho bad stud that such was the number nnd sub llety of tlioso who were speculating, that it wns enough to mnko a patriot despair. Ho had said that this was considered nn Administration measure, and Ihut, so far from repressing speculation, il would in crease it ihat those in power had parti cipated in the profits of these speculations, and would again. He hnd nsked whenco these- increased sates? He had also nsked whence tliw increaso of currency which ihe Secretary of iho Treasury bad advert ed to. He bad replied il was the result of the erneriment. Ho delighted lo use tho word. It was the result of the removal o Iho depositcs to local institutions by which tho fucililius for speculation had been in creased. He had said that this was onn of the meanF used by tho-so in power to bus. tain themselves there, Ho hnd said thnt rumor bad asserted that they hnd not only obtninul political profiit. but bad nlsn oh (.lined profits by speculnlions. He has said that n conncx-on ol tho President had been implicated, but he did nol name liiin. He would now name him it was Mr. M Lamore. He then went on to comment on the calculations of Mr. Walker, nnd to repeat what he hnd said on that subject. He was glad to hear from the letter of the President, that the speculations of public oflicerfl wns considered by bun ns nn im peachable offence. Ho i lien concluded with slnling Ihnthe would nftcr Hit expla nation, leave the. president in the position he had taken without, making any motion. Mr. Grundy said he owed it to justice to say, t lint lie had not. understood the Sen ator "from South Carolina as casting any imputation on the President, ol the person nl character ns reported ii; he globe, but thought that the remarks were of n gonernl character. He could goon to say in refer c.ico In Mr. M'Lntnore.(wbo was his per sona! friend,) thaj. he had suposed tho re fefence to bo intended for him and ho now fciiltcs that Mr. M'Lamore had not Bin ii. removal ol the dcposilcs, borrow cd money froi.7 1" D",s for lllG purpose of speculation, k'g had latterly had as much as he could do Jo pay his debts, al Ihoiifh ho could eventually' be wenlthy. He Fated that Mr. M'Lamore was not re lated by tics blood to the President. Mr. Calhoun said he did not know wheth er ho hnd boon nccurntcly reported in the Globe, but ho presumed that he wag not intentionally misrepresented. He referred to tho difficulty which reporters had to en counter from the noiso in the chamber, which frequently prevented them from catOhin" correctly what fell from gentle men ljJt 1,0 0011,11 1101 l'ofl)car lrn,n sn'" ine that the langunre of the President in his letter was mofo wor.'hy ol IWhngsgatc than the Incentive iii.nisioii. Mr. Walker, eo far as his observation had gone, declared that be ban not ti.oi.or- siooil ine nonaior as ciisung auj . , ,st ie Prcsldon,. He then I hnUm llad ,,, nriillat,,, w,., i ndm.nistrn.ion but w.H, him-ell, t Ito , ,iavinir bc,. , ..broad by him 111 n : ;..,, U. Inimr ituriniT liu. wnrm contest for'. !,,,,,! ilm Knnnlnr ns rflsllllir ailV I.ersOlia circular lelier, dorui'X the warm contest lor a Senator of the U Stnlcs in Mississippi. Mr. Clay snul that he had waited for some time to see if nny one of the friends of the President, was disposed to submit any motion founded upon thi-s letter. As iin'oiie seemed disposed to lake this course, he felt himself compelled by n seu-c ol nu- tv to state that the letter cnn-nituled a cross breach of the privileges of the Hl'"" ate. Ho felt tho profoundest regret mai month, and a pronn-o ot n present or g5U such a letter should have been penned by i provided she wins Hie race. Tin-, w the illustrious individual who tills ihe exo nn important st rile, on other coii-iderni ions cutive chair. If such a letter hnd been - beside the large amount of money nt stnke; addressed from the highest personage in the I long heat, a clear course, not much chance realm to n member of Pnrliameni of Great i for jockeying, and (under the iin-urpassetl Britain, it would have drawn from that bo commanders of the rival vessel-) Inth; fioir dy a rebuke which would have -hook ihe acci l.-nt from unl'-c i ion .V Y. Sun. monarch on Iin throne. He knew, he said. - how va... had been the of tho-e ho A Spunky ankkk Gnu. - A Mrs. Ma are now a powerless minority in this Son- ry ilhnan. o Marth., ., ineyard lus pe ine, to sustain i.H privileges; and he knew j tuionod Oon-re-s lor .no , h,-r how vain would be any attempt flhis..ld age. lor Hie -nbrnoig si-rv.o : hu: powerless minority to assert its privileges I states that when about a year- or djm'. ,n now. But ho could not avoid r.H.iglo ex 177C. r.-.diog at Miulhas m.-ynnl. a prc-s Ins re-ret at the coore which ti o ! Bnti-h emi-er came n and winning a ftpnr. n.!,' ...!.... i.7.,i n, l. I ns v.wtt as los aooui. ! tnaiuged in bev the only one lo be had. in the propriely of the lion of the Senator from South Carolina. not to submit nny motion in relatem to im letter; but having laid it betore Hi" hen ntc, to leave that body to take care of Us own privileges. Wasiiinotoii. Feb. 7. A message from tho I'reMiicni w.ih seiu to! both Houses of Coiigros in lelalioti o our nf, i:.:.., .i-iili Mi-xien. lie eviire.-M's ihe opinion ! ,l,..i il,n inioriiis dnnn be iVexico lo the United States would be a just cause of war. but mlvisna forbearance for the present, so far as a direct uelon is concerned, and recommends the passage of a law authorizing the Ucsi dent lo gra.'it letters of marquo and reprisal under certain circumstances. I) O.MUSTIC LATE FKV)M FLORIDA By a Flip from tliK' ofiiice of Hie Savan n r.eoririan.ibv ilk' express man.; uaicu i he 2d m..t. we have nit from T.. I....,..,1l In ill,, "tllll Ol January, and from Gen. Jos.ip's army ." Hi" I'SHi.both incisive. Tho informal.""' " -" painful & encouraging oiie nuarter wo hear of m, smoeo as iroin murders bv il... I. .,1,1,, o -mil I'mm n mil her " brii'hien iug prospects of a successful ' suu 10 Ulu wnr. I. We extract liberally fr m H'o Jk-on-vilhs Courier of the SClli nnd ot Jim Col. Warren who relumed last Friday from Fort Draiic, has favoured in Iho following informal inn. given h.'' "y tho Quarter Master a. Fort Drams, niivi t that lime iust arrived from tho nrmy. Gen. Jesup was on n trail of Ino'at.'s leading townrds the Vacasnssn cumim1 nnd intended to pursue, if possible, trial wherever it led, till ho overtook the Indians. Tho Indians arc, it is supposed, scatter-, in" smnll parties through the country. On Hie I3lh insl. the Alabamaitcs un-, dor Gen. Jesup camo upon an Indian on the wests side oftlio Withlacoocbio, Woile ho was in the act ofskinning a beef. Seo ing himself surrounded be made no resis tance nor endeavored to escape, but gavo bimsolf up with good grace a prisoner of war. Tho Indian states that he belongs to a town siluuled un the west side ofthe With, lachoochio, at which are nboul ono hundred Indians warrior's, women and children and that they aro willing, mid wish to give themselves up and would have done so sometime ago, had lliev not feared Ihat the whites would kill them'. The Indian ofier ed to point out the town to tho nrmy. Maj. Graham, with abuut 200 men nnd tho Indian for n guide, proceeded on the lOih nisi, for the town. The Indian nlso states thnt Iho other tribes aro willing to come in to tho winies nnd Ihat nil his warriors, except 50 or CO havo lefl Oseoln. A parly of about 110 men arrived at tort Dranc, on tho toth "mat., with orders to proceed ngainst Alligator's tribe on the Ochlawahii, nnd to proceed thoncc around Orango Lake nnd St. Johns river to Black Creek. The bndy nr Mr. S. Rooks wns found on Thnrsdny hut, nboui five miles this side of Snuln Fe bridge nnd near the place where' Mr. Dell's negroes were captured, two hul. let holes through it scalped-and plunder, oil of tho pniiialoons The trails of five Indians; were discovered aboul the body. The horse was found shot dead not far Irom the bndy. Mr. Rooks belonged lo captain Smith's company, e was one of an es cort to a Irani or wagons that, left the Creek, on nboul the Willi tilt, is horse gavo out on Hie way, and ho had nermi-sion to re turn to Black Creek, e left iho train to return and had not been seen or heard nf till Thusilay last, when found ns above sta led. Thin for more (ban a year have our citizen?, rine after another been cut off. The Mobile Mercantile Advertiser of Feb. 2d, savs ; Tho steam boat Champion, Cnpl. Murray, brings the following intelligence, derivod from passengers on board Iho cutler Jefferson, at Pensacola, throo days from Tampa Hay. Tho intelligence is, that the celebrated Indian, called Jtimpor, and Iho negro, Abraham, bavo been captured ; and that Oseola himself bare ly made his escape, with only five followers, m inc direction ol iho south. Geo. Jcsnp was making every effort for the capture of tho bold and persevering chief. The sloop of uar Concord, with coinino--doro Dallas on beard, was expected at I'ensa cola in about a week. The Vandalia haO taken tho placo oftlio Concord at Tampa. GEN. BRAVO AT MATAMORAS. Tho New Orleans Echo of February 1st,, says; by an arrival yesterday evening, we learn that Gen. lir.ivo had arrived in Mela moras on the Uih ultimo, in the advance of the troops under his command When the vessel sai'cd, which was the 22, several do taebmcrils of troops had coiiiu in. and others to the number of o.OOO are expected. Quan tities of military stores had also been brought in, among which were seen portable batlcaus for ei-os.-iug rivers, &e. In fact, ihe material preparations for iova. sion seem far more complete than before, but f ,j mnti-rial ol' -II ' , Lnlmi were gVcen "om 'l'jt,,. tltci nolo of preparation fi of Texas- is more than sooaded, nn ine grcal mnMial o nil is si H in !, not suppressed some lime received. ur tho invasion A Long Sua Raci:. We understand ihat n bi'tlo the amount of $10,000, has been entered into bol ween certain parlies counoci mI with I he vessels, on the passa ges ofthe new packet ship Sheridan, and packet tJolunibiN. wh:eh sailed yesterday lor Liverpool tins being the first, voyage ( 0 f the Sheridan. She has a choice crew of forty men, villi regular pay of g-25 a j which was .lien ended ,,s a hb-rly p., e ; that l.erselt nod two o.l,,-.- girl,., on the IllglU pr- Vions id us iiin-ii.i ii, inn ed hole- in Hie pole, filled llioill With gtltl p iwiler.aiiil (ipplying fire .-i !il the pole to pieces, mi Mm' It Wits rendered us"lfbs lo tho enemy, i'-ior. and now 70. the ask'i :or some small couipensai ion for an act winch she considers equal to inking a sinnd of color- from an invading enemy Toe pelilion was n-r-rr.-il The house of the President, It is under. 1 stood, will be thrown open to I ho public on 1 Wednesday, the -22-1 instant, being Hie an- uiver.-arv of Ihe birth day of Washington. 'Pins may probably be t he l.isi time of its being opened to Hie whole p-ihbc during the adunni-iraiion of Genei-il Jocks in. I believe u is intended on tin- ncca-ion lo cut the Mainmoih Clierse Incli has been for sonic yen's lying ready for Hie visit of Iho taster. Tho Pre.-idenl is very much ci gaged in pronarntioiH lor his departure from the official mansion of ihe Executive. 11? intends lo leave ii on the -lib ot March, bu' has not finally determined whether lie will remain in the city and go and attend Divine Service here on ihe Sunday morning, or whether In will go nn to the village ol Rockville on Saturday evening, ntlend. Chinch there on Sunday evening, nnd lliers proceed on hi-journey io ihe ermilnge e is said to have snved something like 50,000 during the lime he has resided in Hie While else, but this I deem to be, doubtful. Whatever disposition a Presi dent may have in economize, he will find so many round him, coercing him out of the straight course, that he will -carcely ba able to preserve himself from (lying Iho track. Correymndenl of iie U. S, Gas. Sionai, Revcnoc From 181-1, during the Bank mania in the "grcal West," when every village nnd hamlet boasted its lillr. monster, ono of these public accom i. todattoni sprung up in Mount Vernon Ohio, under iho cognomen of "Owl Creek .Bank," taking its iianio from n smnll but bcni'Jtiful si ream passing through tho village ca.He.'J "Owl Creek." The- nfi'dirs of the bank went on swim mingly for n short time only. like nil the neighboring institutions of money reprcstn. Intiim, H was declared insolvent. A mor. limn-or two after litis important fnct hail coine to li'jhl, a mysterious looking person wrapped up to his eyes in a cloak, presen ted himself nt 'bo counter of the bank, tendering some of their hills, and demand ing in a "unoiis manner its redemption in irold or silver 7o was told that the bank had neither ho then demanded Eastern funds -no Eastern funds on hand, was tho brief reply, "Can you, says the in)stonnus person," give mo tolerably well executed counterfeit notes on solvent banks? I would prefer them lo this trush " This wns a home ihriist not lo be submitted to "Out of ihe bank you insulting puppy-" Hold! I may have madu sumo iiiislake ; am I right in supposing myself in Iho office of "ihe Owl Creek Bank?" "Yes sir'." "I havo then my revenge for tho loss of my monoy I havo just shot your President." throw ing on tho counter from under his cfonk u lurgc hooting Owl JVcio York Erprets.