Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 17, 1840, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 17, 1840 Page 2
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Rl It" CLAY ANI)JIR. CALHOUN Kr.MATt:, .Inn. 3. 'Phis inomiuj there wis quite nn union tod iliC!i'i"'ii in Hi" Soiuiti! between Mr. ClnyiHiilMr. Calhoun. The latter linil inlrntliiccil his bill to cede Him public lands in the now Slntes, and linil mov-d its rcf-1 orence m tin' CoukiiiHoo mi Public Lauds, before Mr Clny's nrrivnl. Mr C. however took decision In express Iih regret. Hint in disposi'inn had prevented his attendance nl tho iniiiiu'iil when llm bill wns Introduced nnil referred, ns In; linil one or two suggos. Minn lo make, nnil some against its refer ence lo llio committee il linil been ris i jr nutl to i but unless sumo Senator would move n ro-considoroliou of Hint vulc, ho would be denied I hi; nppniluuity. Mr Soiiihord itinPFjdcilolv moved n re consideration, when Mr Calhoun expressed Ins sui prise tlmt the Senator from Kentucky should seek to change in destination, Iho Cum iniitcc named, being, in his. opinion , t he proper one. Mr Clatj intimated there worn many reasons why it should not go to the cum mtlteo on Public Lauds; lor disguisn I lie matter ns I hoy ought, it wnn nil attempt, lo give the pnlrimimy of t ho United States to the new State-, nod wan it tin' n notorious fact I hut four out of the five Senators com pribint; that Committee, were from the very Stale that were to bo made the ob jects of Mich munificence. Ho Mibmttted, therefore, vliethcr gentlemen should be placed in a position where thu question of pome hundred-) of millions of acres ol the public domain wore to accrue lo ilia states they represented. He asked if pome oilier disposition should not be made of the bill, ho j'i to preserve the outward forms to t-how at least tho decency of legislation. While up, Mr C. mid ho would inquire "was it a measure of the administration or not? dors the Executive stood neutral, mid uncommitted with regard to it?" He was induced to make that inquiry in conse quence of whispered understanding of friendly nnil confidential relations lately entered into between the Senator and the Executive. If rumor speaks thu truth, the inquiry whether it wan an administration measure or not, was one in which the whole country was interested. Mr Calhoun contended t lint it was not a proper Mage to bring in objections which be would fay were the most extraordinary he had ever heard the very reasons urged by the Senator against the reference, wore the very Mronge.-t why it should go to the committee on Public Lands. It was in con.-onancc with usogc, that the bill should have been so referred. The Sena lor from Kentucky would like lo know if it was u it Excculivi measure now ho sub muted to t Ii 6 Senate, and count ty whether it was decorous in that Senator to make nllu-'iou-i to bis private relations with the President, and whether they wore changed or unchanged. Did that Senator suppose that his private relations involved or influ enced his public duties? Tho Senator, when be makes Mich allusions, must judge liim rather by his own than his (Mr. C.'s) standard. Mr Clay was perfectly aware of the usage observed in parliamentary proceed, ings, and t hat when n men-ore win sub nutted, the form, shape, detail, tSic. wore given to its friends, not its ouponeiits ; but was that his object ion? Hero was n plan for rrnnt itig I ho pn1 r-im'.iy f 'Ou w luilo Slates to a few, and confided to ib so who were lo bo III" recipieuis of the bounty. Whore we-o the friends of the old Slater. where Mood the Smnlor himself on Mich nn occasion ? His objection was that it was not referred fairly to the old and new, whore each parly might have Mime oppor tunity of looking to in interest.?, ami taking earn of them. So fur as I ho p'tv.ito rela tions ol the gentlemen were concerned, it was the laM of bis thoughts lo inquire into 1 h cm ; but rumor did nut limit the cuinoc lion In private friendship it spoke no le-s loud of political connexion, of mutual sup port! if that were Iri.e, when a gteat meas ure was brought before She nation, was it not of some importance to tho country to ascertain the fact ? Was it a matter ol no importance for us lo know when the loud nnd angry denunciations of the gentleman against tin: Executive, were still fre-h in our ears, whether he had mad" hu how at court, kissed the hand, aeil lee mi; the liege subject of i be monarch? and ready at nil times to do ins bidding.' lie repent d that bo d1 tired lo know if the uienMiro wa one which the ndmtn'Mrniion loitered, or whether it was commuted or uuconuoit ted in relation to it ? Mr Calhoun thought I ho chimera whirl) ; tho Senator ond conj ireil up about com promises inn! iiiulei.-'iiiidiog with t lie Exi'C. utive, mils, .live grown nut of the iec l lection of what had taken place some thir teen or fourteen years since. Now, us to what pledges hud been given or received between the parties of t tint time, bo had never a-ked of the gentleman he was not nmb.'UMH of following in the foutMeps of lb;.' oeualor in any case. Why his (Mr C.'s) personal relations with tho President i-hould bo dragged helore I lie Senn'n lo1 r.ou'd nut conjecture. When ihe Chief Magistrate recommended measure's, which bo conceived lo bo lor the good of the country, bo felt it Ins du'y, as u run n of honor, lo sustain them ; and ho would go farther, and say. that the leading feature? ol'lhe present Executive commuuded his must hearty approbation, lie hud no understanding, expressed, or implied, with the Presidency, be had made nn comprnm. ises, mid would bo llio last man to make them he Fluid now where he had always Elood, tho l nrless advocate of statu rigbis, Mid ngaiiift the Senator's American system and fa I o inlorprclulion of the constitution. Neither friendship nor enmity could swerve him from his course his solo object was to bring bock tho vesol of slate, to which the Senator from Kentucky had given n wmug direction, and place her on tho right tiuck. Mr Cay said tho Senator from South Carolina seemed to felicitate himself on the opportunity thus n Horded him of once more defining Ins position. Ho lulls us that the meiii-ures of the Executive meet his views, und stinl'. receive his support. It turns out tie' nut all wo hnvo lieurd with respect to ' ' rumur is true, and that tho acts of 'i ' esBiii Executivo command his hourly iiitprobutiun, With regard tn the allusion, winch the Senator had been pleased to make, of lomo thirteen or fourteen years ago, bu could nseuro that Senator, it gave i bun no paio to be reminded ol it. It is nn old story, (-aid Mr 0.) nod onu long since consigni (I to tliu oblivion it iiieriioil..-nnu the recolh ci inn of it limited tn u few, Mich n lliesenator from South Carolina. 1 was nt the I lino referred to, a member of the other House, when tho three cnndulatc'i were presented, one of whom was out ol tho question on account, of ill-health, the oandttlate fur whom t had personal nnd political predilections. What, then, win my course? To give my veto to that man who had filled so many public stations with honor to hiniielf nnd usefulnem to his country. And 1 might go buck n step further and appeal to history lo show that it was precisely the same choice which the senator from S C. had before urged on the American people. I made this selection and have never regretted it my minstitu cuts Mistnincd me in it, nnd thu wise, and good, from that time to eternity, will ratify thai choirc. Mr. C. then made allusion to the com prnmiso of which be was in tavnr, and said that o government liko ours must bo ad ministered in the spirit of mutual concilia ti hi. Sumo seven or eight years ago he had made a coinpiumise, mid no man Minuld be moru grateful to him than tho Senator from S. C; for had it not been for that compromise, ho might not now have the opportunity of meeting bun face to face in tho Senate House. Mr C. went on to statu that the intention of tho bill was to take from llio old Slates for a mess of pot. tage, and tho Senator from S, C. would loud Ins support to a monsiiro that xoauld rub seventeen State of their patrimony, lo give il lo nine. If that was Ins fidelity to State rights, ho prayed Cod tn ins mercy to deliver him from nil such agency. Mr. Calhoun again replied, giving some explanation of tho proposed operations of the bill, and then went on to the comprom ise. Ho dented that ho wns in any degree indebted to the Senator from Kentucky : that ho (Mr. Calhoun) bad forced the measure on him ho was Ins master on that occasion the Senator wa- fiat, on Ins back and could not help himself, and was compelled lo the compromise. Mr. C. then went on to declare that the American sy-ti m was plundering the South, and that when Jaclc--on came out with his proclam ation, another Senator, not then in his place, (Webster, was in n fair way to su. percedo tho Senator from Kentucky. Since tho Senator had gone so far out of his way to allude to this subject, he would appeal to Ins letters, which were written nt the tune, to show that ho considered the Senator powerless. He (Mr. Calhoun.) had yielded u great deal more in tho busi ness than he ought, ho thought the matter ought to bo settled in tunc. and seven years was the period he had fixed on. there was nothing to thank the Senator for. and here after all obligations were cancelled between linn and South Carolina and the Sunt It. It wns not the work of the Senator ; but of that gallant State that broke down the system nnd gave tho first decisive blow, which had I ho cffict to bring back the gov ernment to its original purity. Mr Clay would have made no allusion to the subject if the Senator had not referred toil, il was to htm somewhat extraordi nary that the Senator slioubl have gone over to tho ambers of th'forc.; bill, howev er. In the ma'ter of tliu i!oinpromi?. tho Senator hn - sind that I wns Hat on my back' : that he was mv tm-trr on that oc casion he my master ! Why. sir, I would not own hiio fur mv s'ave! The tune of vnirn, the manner, and abnve nil. the wither' ing look of scorn thai accompanied thii ex clamation, must have stun- the "benefit en suring' Senator to the very .soul" With Iih characteristic egoti-m he his endeavor' ed lo show that ottcumpcllcd by htm : that I was flit on my back that another Senator hud robbed uie of t In- nff;oiioii of the inanu'aciiirers, and that I cmi'd do nothing but what the good Senator from South Carolina permitted- I can Seniiior. that flit as I was, 1 carried lb" measure through in despite ot the miens iug nnd untiring opposition of llm S"tiator alluded to. I saw lliere was a uece-siiy for it. but not of a private relation. I snw we were on I vo of civil war, and 1 1 wished to snvo tho shedding of intincnt blood ; that, Sir, was llio leading eau-o thai nopelkd me to the course 1 pursued. There was n iieeoily to avert the calamity from from the land, and to protect all the great leading interests that were threaten' ed to bu swept by the board. The gentle, man has said, that from t his dny all obliga tions tiro cancelled between me anil Soul It Carolina and Ihe South, Sn, what rtgb' lias he to make nny such iifli'iuatton, even 'if Soul i Carolina herself. If I am lo ur ler Irom I lie past, i lie day wnl come, nni that not very lung firM, when ho will tie longer he Ihe organ of that gallant nnd chivalrous Stale- In utv compromise 1 never louked to what tinght "enure to my benefit. " My race is nearly run, us welli in Hie course ol nature ns ol poluical events. I have nothing In ask nothing to expect ; but I shall go when I do go wuh Ihe proud 0"noinusiioss of liuv:ng served my country every where, truly, faithfully, honestly, nnd fearlessly, and without any views In sell interest. Of that delightful cuiiscinusnes's the Senator bus not the pow r.r lo deprive me. The debate was further continued by I Messrs Walker, Grundy, While of Ten- nessee, mui I'roitou--when the vote to rtv consider was lost. 5.'ll voting in the negative and 15 in llio affirmative. In the iiotiso nothing of interest was transacted. WAsm.NOTn.N, Jan. 7. The New Jkusi:v Qukstion has re turned to the House again, and will from appearances occupy as much of the time lo come as of thu tnno which hns past. It has been almost Hiu only subject beforo tho House during (he day, mid its introduction commenced with the opening of the session on n motion of Mr Campbell of S, C , Chairman of thu committee of Eclections, to refer nil tho papers relating to thu con tested seats lo his Committee. His re-olu, t inn contemplated llio further powers of summoning llm cnuimissinncd Wing mem bers and the five Van Huron claimants to aitcud the sessions of tho Cnmtnitlcu du ring llio investigations. Mr Campbell brought forward his resolutions agreeably with instructions I presume from tho emu milieu of which ho is tho chairman. They are opposed upon the ground that the cnminittcu ought not now to go into nn ex- om nitinti ot tho wliolo case, run annum decide first upon tho prima facie evidence of ulecnon. An examination ol tho whole case it is believed will lako two or three month-', nnd H is, thoroforo, con-'iiloted an act. nfgrenl injustice to keep the Slate so long without a reprcsontntiun. This plan is hntlv opposed by iliu mora rampart ol tho Administration members, who are ro'olveil upnti one of two t hings. cither I hat Now Jersey shall bo disfranchised altogether, or misrepresented by allowing Ihe five Van Borcti claimants to take their seats. During the day and debalu Mr Adams coininenled with much severity upon the course pursued by Congress. Ho sill! views the conduct ol'lhe House as nu act of flagrant outiago upon I he sovereign ty of New Jersey, lie calls it nn unjust, unconstitutional mid an unheard of legi-la live ntrocity. Mr I u 1 1 during tho dny hns spoken nt length in favor of n proposition of Ins, introduced in thu form of Resolu tions, and as an amendment In the Resolu tions presented by Mr Campbell. IJu complains of the irregularity of the pro ceedings nf llio House in allowing eleven persons to bo upon the flour of thu House us members when the State Representation is only six. He reminds the House of the fact thai the five Van Huron claimants have registered i lie i r names and taken seats within tho nar. have used tho franking j privilege, tho stationery and tho books of Congress, nnd to remedy I ins no propose Hie prompt action of thu House, and also enlls upon tho Piesidcnt to inform the Oov cmor of Now Jersey of llio lact that New Jersey is not represented, and ihe reasons wbv. Mr. Duncan of Ohio, followed Mr Boll in continuation of tho speech began by him twentv davs since. It is witlen out, and Mr. Diincan reads it as n school boy would his lesson. Ho baa Ihe floor loMiior row again in continuation, end it is to hoped conclusion of Ins speech, winch is made up out of the series of Now Jersey nrticles which appeared in tho official paper during the first and second week of llio session. Mr Ileffman during the day by dint ol much exertion, smuggled in n rorort Irom t lie Select Committee, whose bus ness has been to revise the Rules and Orders of the House with a view of making belter ones for tho present House. Tin task I doubt not has been well done, Mr Hoffman hav iug been chairman of the Committee, and Mr Hell and some of the best members hav tog been upon the Committee. In the new Panics, tho Previous Question, ol which so much has been said of Into years is pro served, but it is so altered that the Previ on-- Qnc-tmn shall not cut off amendments- Tlio Senate to-day have temporarily diMKficd of Mr Denton's resolutions, upon which ho hunf his sneecb. Upon Mr. Grundy's motion they have gone lo a select com- of seven members. There is not much opposition to Mr. Hcnton's resolutions ex cept as to llio impropriety of introducing o sot. of abstract principles to counteract a measure which no one proposes. Mr. Preston of S. C. after somo well limed remarks upon llio clinractcr of tho resolu tions, moved that they bu laid upon the table. Th" motion was lost, 25 to 15. Mr. linutnn called up Ins Hill for the armed occupation of Florida. It is a copy of the bill which pasod the Senate at the l.ui ..ffHinii of Oori(jrc-,s ami may bo known as a had scheme to bring about a worthy object. Tho Missouri Senator made n long -peech in defence ol tho bill and one cliaracterist'c of him-clf, lcarued,"fal.-o in principle, theoretical, historical, clits-ical, nnnseccical, and lo sum op nil, Jtentoninn. The hi-totical prat aroused Mr. Tnppan of Ohio, who made a very brief and nppro prtato reply. Mr. Benton hail cited the ancient Israelites as nn example for Ins bill and also Hi" settlement of the Rinnan colonies. Mr. Tnppan thought the cases very different. Hia plan for driving the Indians from Florida was tho N"W England thelnlnn. He wished that emigrants ought go there. fight their battles, nnd ho their own protector?. Mr Preston commented upon the con duct ol'lhe Execu'ive, noil the head of the War Department for its conduct touching 1 he I roubles in Flnritl.i. Congrets wns to blnnie also, but to those who bail the command of Ihe military service of the country ho thought thu difficulties mainly bo'ongi'd. The appropriation of $100,000 for the support in part ot the expenses ol the gen. era I government lor liiii'J noil -hi. tin- passed both Houses. It m a sort of mileage noil per dim bill, nnd has at thu sli we.-l. a sort of Ineomutivn passage through the two Hmi-es. I lu-nr this' llm committee upon tho ex neiiditures ol tho War IJeoa rlmciit urn making prepaialions to enter earnestly upon Inn duties assigned I hem, Tfoy in tend to lerret out some, of Hie rogueries ol i this branch of Ihe public service, e-peciallv those connected with tho Florida war and our Indian relations. They have an Her cnleiin t.isk to perform. There are loiters in town from Virginia, winch say that Win. C. Rives cannot bo elected to tin; U. S Senate, and one of the letters I am told is from Mr Rives himself. Mr Rives it is said will nut pledge himself lo go for Hani-burg nominal iou,ns some of the tho impracticable Wings wish him to do. I tun well asiired thai ho will support Gun. Harrison, Inr hit. letters in the city bear evi dence of determined mid uncompromising hostility to the present Executivu and the measures of the present administration. Tho executivo power here is almost omnipotent, and thu whole of it just now is brought to bear in thu Old Dominion. Mr Rives' election is dreaded, and therefore opposed. Tho eamu is true of Mr. Tallmadge. Yours. E. I). NORTH EASTERN BOUNDARY. Gov. F.tirfiohl in his message to Ihe Legislature of Maine, at llio opening of the

session, communicates a correspondence wuh Ihe Lieut. Governor of New Bruns wick, and olsu with the President of Hie United Stales on the subject of the Briii-h post u-tiiblished on Timiscouta lako in Ihe disputed territory, Guv. Fairfield, in hie letter to Sir John Harvey, alluded to re. ports which had been current in the news papers, that "two regimonls of British troops bad been stntioued at tho lako," and inquired wether there woru any fuundution for these reports. Sir John in Ins reply, under dato of December 19, soys that somo movcmoiilB of troops mavhavo been made, on llio side of Lower Canada, by authority superior lo his"bnt tlmt these troops con- not of two regiments, but of oiio or two compnnicF, for tho protection of cerium buildings which have been constructed for llio better accoinmodalion of bur majes ly's troops on their march between thu upper nod lower provinces, and ol tho pro visions and olhur properlv therein deposi ted. He informed Gov. Fairfield that a copy ol his letter should bo transmitted to ) tho atitburitieu in Cnnndn, nnd assured him that t hoy would bu as mixtnus as ho waf, that lliu'sptrit us well lis tho loiter of tho arrangement between the two governments should bu scrupulously observed- This reply was so lor from satisfactory lo Guv. Fairfield, that he immediately wrolo to the President of (he United Stales, coininunicaling to him llio facts of thociiie, which ho regarded as clearly a violation of j thu spirit of the arrangement entered into , between the Lieut. Governor oi'N. Brtins j wick and himself in March Inst, all hough j tho olders had been is-ueil by the Gover.; nor of Lower Canada. Ho adds, in Ins : letter lo the i'resident : "I submit, nlso. whether Hie contingency contemplated by the act of Congress of . March 13, 1039, has not occurred whether the facts do not clearly show an invasion of tho slate of Maine, which the Executive Government of tho United Slates, under the directions of the act aforesaid, as well as under Hie obligations of tho Constitu tion, is bound to repel. "I may add, that I am well informed Hint the British government is also erect0 ing barracks upon both sides of tho St. John, near the mouth of the Madawaska river, and that troops arc conccntrotwg ol Grand Fulls. Under these circumstances, I deem it my duly lo call upon llio govern ment of I ho United Slates for that protec tion of tins stale from invasion, guarantyed to her in the constitution," The President's answer to Ibis appeal has not yet appeared. Gov. Fairfield alludes in bis mesago to the exploration of the lino of boundary lately made by the two British commission ers, nnd intimates that a reply by the British government to the counter project made to them by the President, as slated in Ins message, founded on tho iulormation obtained by this survey, may be expected before the expiration of tho session. He adds, not in very courteous terms: "If such communication should not be rnado within tho time anttcilatcd, I think you may fairly regard tho British govern ment ns having returned lo its old practtco of procrastination, and will bo justified in adopting more vigorous and determined measures than have heretofore been adop ted, lo secure to Ibis state both her prop. erty nnd jurisdiction in her lawful territory, unless the necessity fur such a course should ho obviated bv the action of the ironetal novornrnent. What those meas ures should be may properly bo left to fu ture consiueralion. I need not say, mat in all your efforts to secure lo Maine her just rights, you may depend upon my hearty co-operation. LATEST FROM EUROPE. By tho nrrivnl oftho Hibernia Cnptnm Cobb, wo have London papers to Dec. 10th and Liverpool to Dec. llih, inclusive. The intelligence is interesting from In din. Chizoeu having fallen, has produced the expected results. The native chiefs who, had the scale inclined the other way would no doubt have declared against Eng land, are c"orv where manifesting their submissive disposition, and making ob isancc beloro the britiih power. It was thought, mid wiih good reason, that Sir John Keene's victory would exercise a salumry influence over Persia. There is no later intelligence from China, but from Calcutta wo learn tlmt two men of war hail sailed for Canton nnd that four others were ordered to Bombay to hold themselves in readiness to sail for (Million, if necessary, on receipt of des patches from Captain Elliott. Commercial affairs oro dull but without change, The late transaction of Mr. Jnndnn does not seem to be explained clearly enough to satiety the Louduu financiers. Th" Chanists aro increasing in agitation and violence all over England. Dr. Tav. lor has written a i-iolcut and insolent let ter lo Lord Normanby. because ho opened some of Taylor's lettorkond employed spies. The Chartists ore causing great numbers of soldiers to desert all over the kingdom. ENGLAND. Tun Qukkn's M.niu,c3i: Tho follow ing extract from our Windsor corrc.-pnii ileni says the Sunday Tunes may he relied upon s "Well ; after all (he an nounced arrangements, respecting the Queen's nuptials, either her Majesty has changed her mind, or Lord Melbourne has altered his, or the prince is in a little bit of a hurry for thu coming oil' of iho forth coming event. Wo can state upon Ihe most unquestionable authority, that the marriage will not laku place in April, us originally intended, but in Hie course of the month of February, and that afl'iir only is tho olo cause of Lord Melbourne nssem' bling Iho legislature 'fur iho despatch of business' next month. Thus stands the case al present." The Queen remains at Windsor, taking occasional walks on the terrace and rides in a pony phruion; but her Majesty nppears lo have given upoqucstrioii exercise. The Queen has given several sittings to Mr. Ross, junior, who is painting u miniature of her Majesty, lo bo sei in a superbly mounted watch case, a present to Prince Albert. Couiit Anecdote. Iloyal Courtships. As wn hear. our. young and gracious Queen has, from her lolly station in thu world been of Into rather curiously embar rassed for a lady under her peculiar cir cumstances, It became neccs'ary lor her lo indicate her preference for Prjnco Al bert biifliciently to toako him acquainted with the royal partiality, mid so put affairs in train for tho arrangements which we now officially know oro in progress This was a delicate task but llio Queen, acquitted hersejf of it with equal delicacy and tact. At one of llio palace halls ,lm took occi sion to present Prince Alburt with her bouquet and the hint wns not lost, on thu gallant German. His close uniform, hut. toned up to the throat, did not admit, of Ins placing tho Persian-like gift wbern it wuuM ho most, honored ; nnd he immedi. n'uly drew Ins penknife mid ript n slit in his dres nearest Ins heart where he grace fully dupo'iled the happy omen ! Again. In announce thu projected union lo tho Privy Council was nn easy duly to that of inlimating il lo tho principal parly con cerned; aud wo understand that hero alio our Sovereign Lady displayed niiu-mal pre sonco of mind and tenia Ie ingenuity. The nnnco was expressing the grateful sense he entertained () hn reception in England nod Ihe delight he had experienced from Ihe kind attentions shown to Into during Iih stay, when Ihe Quern naturally put Ihe quoition upon which their lu'iiro falcs so much depended ' your highness if plcnicd with Ihe country, would you wish la remain in it?" Who can doubt Ihe rept? And thus it is, according to the accounts winch de.-cenit irom tho portomcu utmos phere of royally even to the lowly haunts of literature, that reigning Queens are wooed and wedcil ! ! Literary Gazette. I he reigning Duke nnd Duchess of Saxe Coburg aro expecied to arrive on a visit to her majesty in the month of March: It is staled that Prince Albert will return about the middle of March that ho will have the title of Duke conferred upon him will be presented with a haton as Field Marshal, and the Lieut. Colonelcy of the tllh Dragoons, winch ore to be made hus sars about tho same tune unlit a more crack regiment is vacant. Il isiarranged that the Duchess of Kent will take up her residence nt Ken-ington Palace, immediately after tho celebrultnn of the Queen's nuptials, if not before. FROM FRANCE. We have received by the packet ship Iowa at New York, our files of Paris pa pers to Dec. C. The subject which exci ted the deepest interest in Franco nt the moment was the war in Algiers. I hete bail, however, been no later news from that country than was received here through our last Loudon papers. The telegraph was in active operation between Paris mid Toulon, and the military and naval officers nt the latter place were fully employed. Orders hod been given to gel ready as many vessels as possible, and the steam vessels had been ordered to Marseilles, to take on board the 0th regiment of the line to bo transported to Algiers. Tho ships Algiers and Neptune, of llio squadron ol reserve, were nlso ordered to bo made rea dy and provisioned for receiving troops to bo transported to Africa. Tho 3d regi ment of Light Infantry, in garrison nt Tou lon, expected every moment to receive or' ders for Algiers. Tho Journal des Dehats, of the Gib, says thai none oftho accounts from Africa can bu to a lator dale than tho 24th, and that in those accounts there is n confusion of dates, aiuijan exaggeration which h to be explained only bv the firM sentiment ofhor r,,r nnJ nflVllit, vvlliull I Hill lllJUII Cllll-Cll by the sudden invasion ol'lhe Arabs. Tin irruption, it says, has advanced only to the limits of Metidja on thu side of Algiers nnd has stopped nl t he foot of mounts Salmi and Majnf, nt a great distance from llio city. Tho number of tho enemy had been much exaggerated, and it hr.d been repor ted that Abd'eMvader was at their head. Tho colony wns attacked only by the Had' joules, n nil the neighboring tribes, to the number nt the highest af 12 to 1500 horse' men, operating on three points at once. Their succes was owing lo tho surprise, and had !a-t otl only Tor iwo das. Oo iho ".-I'll of November the troops of the camp ol lionffinck must have advanced into the plain, and on the same day all the dispos able trrop departed Irom Algiers with 1 Mnrshnl Valeo. Abd.el Kader at this time was on the side of i leincan, in the Province of Oran. The next news, il wa3 hoped, would bring intelligence thai the. enemy had dnveu beyond the Hazach nnd the Clnll'i nt"-. which enclosed the ter ritory i ti I in h 1 1 1 by the colonists, and that military di-peti ..-is had been taken to pre vent a second mi u'k, until ihe reiot'ioce ments should put Uio French commander in a situation to chastise Abd el K-idor and the Arabs in the interior of the emit) try. Such H the view of Ihe statu of af fairs given by llm Journal above cited, winch of course is do.-t'om of putting the bei face upon it, Various details nre published, which nre somewhat ob-cure for want of n complete knowledge of the localities. The principle weight "I the at tack had fallen upon the fiieiidly natives, who were residing wilhlli Hie Territory oc cupied by iho French, under llteir proiec linn, and upon the iroops guarding convoys who were lakeo by siirp'iM!. Tho Emir hail announced Hint nil thu Arabs who should out quit the territory occupied by I he French, should he destroyed, and lie forbade ihe, A alls under Ins jurisd'Ci ion, on pain ol death, telling liny thing lo the Christians, or purclin-ing from them. Aiiinug Hie places pillaged and dust royed were the si.iHemeuls, of Mufti, Marbunui, Aouclie Ooled SI. una, nnil Ben Ihirlnuso. Eight hundred of the friendly Arobs, in cluding n great number of women and chil dren.had taken refuge at tho farm of Baron Vilor, on tho banks of Iho Aroche, and three hundred nl that of Haba Alt. Troops from Algiers had gone lo the protection of these places. THE AMISTAI). Tho case of tho Amtstad, and the groes captured in il, came on in the Dis-, Court nt New Huven .on Tuesday, nnd., wns continued on Wednesday. Counsel 2. Unsolved, That Thomas P. Marshall, appeared lor four parties, viz, Lieut. Gcd I John L. Helm. Squire Turner, Archibald noy ibn Spanish owners of tho properly ' Dixon, Robert Wickliilc.G, Clnylon Slough on board Iho United Slates and Afn- j I'orcival Butler, nnd Kobert L. Waddill cans. Tho plea lo the jurisdiction of ih0 be.nml tbuy aro hereby appointed a commit Court being wilhdrown, iho Africans filed 1 lou' ."I'on the part ol tho Whigs, lo prenaro their answer, claiming that having heen "l""n",:r,"Iinf ll,0'rB,ormI,n.Vi,t . i .i - i i . ,r ii. oi... to support tho nominal on o General taken wnl,... the jurisdiction in .Iho State luKHI80N,n-0hio,for.l.o office of New Wk. Ihey aro free by the laws of of ,.ro,idoi 0rlho ijIlUl)d B,t, nnd Jon.v that Statu which recognize slavery only in Tyor) of Virginia, as Vico President, and cases of fugitivos from other States. report tho same to this body for their examine Tho testimony on tho part of Licuton. alioii nl somo fuluro meeting, ant Gednoy wns heard in prt, but not con. SAMUEL HANSON, Ch'n. eluded on account of I ho absence of a wit- James G. WEt,i.cK,Scc'iy. nesi. Tho witnofs on Uio part of tho U.. State were nlso absent, and tho Court proceeded to hear tho testimony for tho Africans. Somo of (ho Africans wcro ex amined, by the aid of an interpreter, and Prole'sor Gibbs was also examined, lo prove from their knowledge of only the African dialects that I hoy could not hnvo redded any length of lime within the Span ish dumimoiis. Covey, the interpreter, in Ins testimony, stated I hat ho himself, about eight yenrs since, when a boy, was stolen from tho Moiulec country, sold lo a rdovo dealer, ami while on Iih pas-ago in a Span, ish slaver, was captured by an English vessel, enrriod into Sierra Leone, whero ho was cducal.id sumo six and a half years, and then apprenticed on buard a British man of war. Cinque, ihe lendar oftho African, wns cnlled mid examined, llm oath being inter preted to I in by Covey. Ho gave n nar alive of Hie Iratiiiictiniis ns repeatedly pub lished, from their landing in Cuba to their capture. The case was still pending on Wednesday afternoon. SlHPWluI BnsTCfr, Jan. 11. Mournful tidings were received in the city ibis morning, by Mr S Austin, Jr., ihe consignee of ihe vesel, of Ihe destruction by fire of the lino ship F In rnlil, Copi. Howes, Irom Col. c.itla lor Boston, on the 25th of October Inst, in lot. 4 30 S., long. 20 35 W., to gel her with five persons by drowning, viz ; Messrs Henry Parkman, of this city, super. cargo: Henry Irving and Hell, of New Hampshire, pisscngcrs j Mr Samuel Nash, of this city, 1st officer, and one sen. man, Cnpl. Howes, Mr Davidson, Mr William Austin, supercargo, Mr Hlunt, 2d officer, and tho rcina ndor of thu crew, in all seventeen in number, after being seven days in ihe long boat landed at a place about 30 miles north of Pcrnombuco, and thence proceedc I to the latter place, whero Mr Ao-tin, under dale of Nov. 5, commu nicates this melancholy shipwreck in a letter received via Liverpool and N. York. A previous letter forwarded Rio Janeiro, detailing the particulars, has not yet como to hand. There was insurance on Ihoves. scl and cargo in different offices in this city, lo a largo amount. Exhumation or human uom:s. For tho last few days much curiosity has been ex. cited in tho neighboihnod of Old Brentford in consequence oftho discovery of a largo quantity of human bones in an extraordina ry slate of preservation, after having been interred it h supposed upwards of two hundred years. Tho ground where lhn di.-cnvery was made, is in l ha occupation Mr. Robinson, n brick maker, nnd is situo. ted at I bo commencement of the towo, just in tho rear of the salutation public house. The earth had been removed somo tune since to the depth of four feet, with, out any thing particular being observed ; but at the commencement of last week, on tin; workmen digging about five feet lower, making nine feet, iheycamo to layers of human bones, consisting of skuds, arm ami I high bones. &( of such extent us to fill several wheel. barrows. In most of th skull- thu teeth wore most perfect, and in a high tinio of preservation, ns whs also iho hair. The spot, it is said by somu of Iho oldest inhabitants, used formrly to b.i united "IJeadinon's Graves" and there is n truililiou extiiiu in Hie town thai during the great plague in London, a female call ed Moll RiiHom. used lo drive a can, on which she rode through the streets, crying bring out your dead ;" that she brought down hundreds of bodies winch were in terred in heaps in Hie ground in question. Inl'or.intion of ihe finding of the bones has been forwarded to the Coroner, but it is not supposed he will consider i necos-t-ary to hold on inquest. London paper. PRACTICAL LOCO'FOCOISM. Tin.- hiii number of the Essex County Rcpub'ican contains a card Irom Edmund F. Willtutns, ihe Clerk of that county, cautioning all persons interested to direct their letters lo him by mime ina-much as the Post-Ma-ler ai El zabel Mown delivers aM scon nre din cied to the County Clerk lo tho pridcccstor of Mr Willianw. It. seems thni Mr. Edward S Cuyler, late thu Clerk of E-sex eou'ii y, nnd a Loco Foeo ol course, dissnn-tii-d with iho result of the la?t elect ion. (in winch .Mr, Williams was cb.i-en by 3G0 majority) has taken upon 1 1 1 1 1 1 . -1 1 to veto the Peoph.'s choice. Accordingly, he refuses lo deliver up thu county seal, office key, books, papers, etc, to Mr. Williams : nod has induced iho PosfMri'ter m Eli-. ib'-t biown, nu office holder ol'lhe Federal Government, lo aid and nb'-t linn m his nullifying process, by delivering to htm the letters addressed In iheCoiiniy Clerk, Tin is certainly a bi nutifiil commentary upon tho pretended ileinucrncv of ihe Federal Loco Focus. Albany Daily Advertiser. RESPONSE Ol-' KENTUCKY. Tho following account of iho reception of the llarri-hurgh Nomination by tho Whigs of Kentucky adds another lo tho numerous pioofs, from other quurtcrs, of thu same mag. luminous conduct on the part of llio friends of .Mr. Clay, as lie himself has exhibited on this occasion : At a meeting ofthn Whig members oftho Legislatuio ol Kentucky, on the 18th of De cember, Ill39,at thu Capitol, In Pianlifott, on motion of Mr. T. F. Marshall, of Woodford, Ihe Hon. Samuel Hanson, Speaker of llio Senate, was called lo tho chair, sod on motion of John S. Morgan, of Nicholas. James C. Wollrr was appointed Secretary. Tho meeting being organized. Mr. T. F. Marshall offered llio following resolutions, which wcro adopted, viz. 1, Resolved, by (ho Whig party of both Mouses of tho Commonwealth of Kentucky,. That tho present positum oftho Whig party in Kentucky lequires that Ihoy should respond promptly lo Iho nomination of llio recant Convention at Hurrisburj;, and accopt tho fame.