Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 17, 1841, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 17, 1841 Page 2
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FOREIGN. Tho Acadia steamer, arrived nt Boston on tho 8th inst. bringing Liverpool papers to the 19 tilt. GREAT BRITAIN. -Tlio English papers announce, with most ridiculous parade and nauseating particu larity, tho birth of THE PRINCE OF WALES an event which took place on tho Dili of November, at tin minutes to eleven o'clock, procisely. Tho "illustrious infant" is pronounced a "remarkably fino, full-grown, robust, well-proportioned and healthy child." Ho is lodged in an apartment adjoining that of tho Qucon ho breakfasts nl half past seven, and is dressod immediately after wards 1 The Ministry wore assembled on tho an nunciation of the Queon's illnoxs tho royal infant was carried round to all tho distin guished personages at the palace, somo of whom were permitted to touch it and, pre duly at a few minutes after two o'clock, a royal salute of forty-one guns was fired from St. James' Park to annouueo the auspicious event to tho public. A Liverpool paper says tli6 surnamo of Frinco Albert, and, of course, tho name of his son and heir npparont, isBuzici! "Phoebus, what a name," tc. ASOTHCll ATTEMPT TO RNTER BlTCKtOHAM Pai.acf. bad beon mado by a respectable looking individual, with a box under his arm. When asked his object, ho said ho wanted to obtain tlis head of the Queen, as ho thought ho was as much entitled to her head as she 1 was to his. It was evident that tho man was insane, and he was, therefore, immediately given into tho custody of the police, and convoyed toBow-slrcut. His name is Charles M.tun, apparently about twenty-seven or twenty-eight years of ago. By tho direction of Mr. Hall, chief Magistrate of Bow-street ho was visited by several professional gentle men, at tho station-house in Gardincr's-lane and tho result of (hut interview left no doubt on the minds of the medical gentlemen that ho was a decided lunaticand they consequently siguuu a LurtiiicHic io tnai cncci. lie says that his object in visiting tho Palaco was to behead the Queen, as her Majesty had be headed onool his brothers, who was a King and entitled to sit on the British throne, as it was him (tho lunatic) who united tho three kingdoms of England, Ireland, and Scotland and that Ins brother's signature as "Kin" Ilex" was ill the box which lie had with him He also thinks tfiat lie is under the influence of some spirit, which it would be vain to re sist. He was, of course, sent to Bedlam Tnr. Statb of Trade in tho manufactur ing districts continued to be depressed, and no essential alleviation of distress had taken place! tup. Weather and the Crtorn. The Mirk-Lane Express of November 18 men tions the occurrence of frequor.t rains, says Some of the reports, receiver! itnrino id ! ft... night, do not speak quite so despondinglyof the yield of wheat, now that n has been pretty extensively put lo tho test of threshing, as the accounts circulated imniediilcly after tho hnrvet ; s:ill it is evident that the prod ice is decidedly defiicicnt, hoth in quality and quantity: so various, however, are the estimates of ine uencieucy, tint, not w i tiistntui tho advanced aiaic oi me season, it is hazardous to venture on a positive opinion. Ojr impression at present is tint tho total yield af wheat of the United Kingdom will prove about ono sixth be'ow an average; but that the qimniity required from abroad to m.ike up the fallin" oil in our own gtowth may easily be obtained, if our III.IV.IIIHII-OIU uui nun iii io rnsii speculations, without I'n.uii; 3ui.il c.Kiiuiiaiii prices as nave recently been civeri. America has a siirnlna of when l.;A ,..:n in tho shape of flour, find its way into this country! in uiu .miiiicminenn, iar.-e purchases liavo already been made, vvhi.h must be sent here! and it is hihlv provable thai many or the l.ir.'o hi.lders in the Ihllic will (when th jy ascertain that the llriiish merchants refuso-lo nav the hioh nric-s in which tlw.u l.nu l.t.i.. become accustomed) consign to us on their own ac count. In Scotland, the weather had boon exces sively severe. At Glasgow it resembled lhat.of January more than that of Novem ber. The Edinburgh Mercury says Wo had a due change hero on Saturday, when the thrrnioinetcrwliich for tenor twelve d lys previous, ly had ranged from 10 to 31 degrees, s iddcnly fell to " "' ""n. oiiiiiniiy wusonoot tho most ihS' inal .November days which could possibly In; seen ..mi, rivi-i, lu.i, .inu suowj ine latter, iliiltmg in thick and largo Hakes, soon covered tho hole city in white. Somo miles south of E linburgh, the snow in a few hours by to tho depth of more than a foot, and nil the hills within view arc clothed in the winter parb. On Sunday, however, Ihe weather, although cold, was dry, clear and bracing, and a smart frost From Ireland tho accounts are similar, Tho country round Dublin was covered with snow, and mail coaches had been retarded by the statu of tho roads. l.hina. An overland mail had arrived from China, wjth intelligence to the 24th of August. The truco continued unbroken at III it date. IhchulieorthoCsnton rtnsoni money had been utiuiuii.iU; uei ..ujisMy s snip calliope and Con wi y-iiuiiiriier carrying vvo and a half millions of unions in w-iii uiu, wuero sue arrived in safety on the Kill nf .1 iimiat lhr In,,... ..... i ., J, ?:,.., """"""n wnn two millions elircct fur England. It is said that the ex. nenso of transmitting this home, in specie, instead of by the iis.nl instli? I of remittance, will, besides the " '"'"i services, aiuouiit to X. 10,000 An inventory of the amount of property belonging to keshen, which ha-just been con risen ted, has been published il value) exceeds three million. i .,...! sterling! niostlv extracted in bribes from the Hon" iiititiiiui;, mini opium speculations, and illciiimate impusis 01 iraue. i nc lurtuno of Keskcn is one of ........ c,.,.... ui-, ucpiimi iiy iiKe mutinous means. Ihe exactions undo on the Hong merchants for a third of the ransom of Canton, had interrupted the payment of the dividends whh.li had for sonm lime been in progress by iiislptmpiits ; ,o that through tin medium of the Ihmz del ts due to them, a part of the six millions of dollars received by Paptl.in i;ii0, wa9 drawn from the pockets of In countrymen. The Plenipotentiary, Sir Henry Potlinger, had been at Canton, ami issued a notification to the British merchants to keep themselves out of the way of danger, as it was probable llut hostilities might soon recommence.- Distress of the Working Classes is Enola.nd. While the English aristocracy and nobility are reveling in profligate ex travagance and luxury, the laboring classes are dying with hunger and famine. Every urrival from that country brings newdotails of suffering and privation, and though it would seem that tho human constitution could enduro nothing beyond that which the la borers now sufTer, yet it is probable that the next arrival will add to the catalogue of suf fering and death. The latest London paper states that, at Paisley, during the preceding week, the number of work people, with their wives and i,Vm, cWpnding on the r.l.Yf om,it..0 for cxistoncc, had increased upwards of two thousand, the total ntimbor being no less than eight thousand four hundred and thirty five porsont who have no means of support ing themsolvos, except by charity. Tho distress of tho working classes of Stockport was on tho Increase. Out of 8000 persons, who wcro assessed, upwards of 2000 had boon summoned as defaulters, and a new two-shilling rate had been figured. Scorns of families are literally starving, and no less than nine families had not tasted bread for three weeks. Tho streets are crowded with men, women, nnd tljilJren, seeking relief, whilo tho shopkeepers nro completely besieged by importunate beggars. At Oldham potty sessions, upwards of 200 persons weie summoned for poor-rates; with the oxecption of a fow aged poor, the parties wcro all required to pay as soon as possible. Tho next day upwards of one hundred more cases of poor-rate defaulters were heard, and a great number of now sum monses were granted. Poor-rates wcro noverheforo known to ba so bad to collect. A rcspcctablo correspondent informed tho tho Bolton Free Press that he was in a retail shop, in that borough, and saw two persons purcliaso fivo articles, apparently lo mako two meals from, and that they only spent two ponco half-penny upon them. That sum was, no doubt, every farthing tho poor suf ferers from tho famine laws possessed. The first expended her mite in the following min ncr: Meal 1-2J, popper l-4d,oujpns l-4d, brnnd.iad. Total 1 l-2d. The second had simply to spend, in meal, Id. At a vestry meeting of Mary-lo-bone par ish, a Mr. Soden said, that they had just passed an address of congratulation to Royal ty on tiio birth of a Prince; he was about to introduce a subjocl or paramount importance, inasmuch as it involved the condition of their fellow rate-payers, and the poorer classes in particular. Ho meant the existing corn and provision-laws. They bad now upwards of 1800 persons in the parish workhouse, and sickness' amongst the poor had increased to such an extent, that there wcro 1700 more donors' orders iisiicd from tho parish infir mary than at tho corresponding period last year. In reply to ono who was opposed to sending delegates to tho anti-corn-law league, the same gentleman said They could prove, without fear of contradiction, that the corn .and provision laws were the solo cause of tho distress now prevailing. In 183G the number of poor receiving relief only amount ed to 3291 and at the present moment the number receiving relief from tho parish workhouse was upwards of C000. A Form or I'uAvr.R and Thanksoivivg to Almighty 1 Ul- 1 KAVr.HANO 1 IIANKSfllVlS'G TO ALMIGHTY lor the safe delivery of the O. icen, and the y birth of a 1'riiiec ! to be used at Morning and i'g Service, after the Gcncinl Thanks-giving, hop, inr in happy in allCh irchcsauJChaprlsthroughtut Kng'an lan i Wales, and the town of llerwick-iipun-Twud, upon Sunday the 1 illi dav of thisins'nni nnnU ovein i; oeiv ce. imer inn uciie a I inia..nivihn or the Sunday after the respective Minister thereof man tereivo me same : O merciful Lord and heavenly Father, by whose gracious gift mankind i-increase I, vvo must humbly ufi'er unto Tlie our hearty thanks for thy great good ness vouchsafed lo Thy people, in delivering Thy servant our Sovcrign t.ady the Queen from the per ils of childbirth, and giving her theblesing of a Son. Continue, we beseech Thee, Thy fatherly care over her i sup norland comfort her in the hours of weak ness, and day by day renew her ttrcnglh. Preserve thci Infant Prince fiom whatever is hurtful ciiher to lodyoreoul; en !ue him, as he advances in years with true widoin ; and make him, in duo time, a blessed instiumnt ofThy loudness to this church and nation, and to the whole world. Heard with Thine epeciil favor our Uueen and her Royal Con- uti, ui.li niey may long live together in the en ov- mentofall eailhly happiness, and Iliav finn v hn made partakers of everl isting glory. Implant in ihe m.iin ui i iiv pcopica acep seno oi Thy manifold mercies, and give us grace to show forth' our thank fulness by dutiful sflcrtion lo our Sovereign, by broth erly love one towards another, and bv constant obcd.cncelo Thy commandments j so 'that, pas. sing through this life in Thy faith and fear, we mav in tho hfo to come be received int Thy heavenly Itiii"' dom, through the Merits nnd Mediation of Thy lllts scd Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. CHINA. As i vye antl -lp-,1 ite Uriil.t, Mmi.iry, mindful of the Diilm of Wellington's ma.ini, that Great Hntain may not wage a lutlo war, are nii"ineiit ing materially the forces already destined to"uct in Chiii.t. AcMordinrJm accounts from Ports'iiouth, of inu uui unu, .H.'IJ'II tiWHT.'ll i.onn oaliocn, (.. H., K. C. II., whose services in the IVninsu'a and nt Waterloo wire eminent, is appointed to second Sir Hugh ttoiich in the nxnedition. II Is T.aiil-hm ,il... out with him the 33th Itegiincnl, nnd detachments nf iimn lemiiienis iii nuoiiion, mine amount of t?nnn men. The S7t!i Itecimcnt, from tho Mauritius, nnd tlic.'iOth RcL'inient. from Cnleutii. unit n,...,.i on llui service, ami a compiny of artillery embarks immediately from F.ngland.tonugincnl his Lordship's .... ..... I.HI..HI. in, muiiii-ii ui war ucsuneii lor tliess distant operations were lo lend tlieir aid in conveying men and stares namely, the HclleMc. Anolh, lie. .,ii,i .j ijijiuii,, ui'uirtBi me Aiainnar, 7"i, L'Aigle, BO, Isi, jO, Helviilera. 1' Pimie. riii vl Ul.. On t? . I,, If I In I. - - I. ,V.,' '. I " 1 ' "i iiiizini, in, ami Heroine, 111. I ho .North Star, n so destined inr ninn. dercd lo tako on board, in addition to her lit'n shell loins. She was tils,, in h B,...r.l:.l ...:.i. ..! additional number of rockets and other ordnance aivics. .juc was io prucccu to ami.anore. Ciiint.se JuT(fE. The nice discriminatinir sense of justice ! characterising the Chinese fllltl,ntltnu I.. ttnt.. 1 .1 . .. I i" uiieijr uvinceu 111 ine jonowin" sentence of the Emperor, in a late proelarna. tion : 'And let l'aentsumr. who was traitm-mmi,. comnineii wiimn tlio hnslisli m tll0 alTiir. bn nn io a slow anil ignominious death hy liaviti' Ills llfishfcllt from liiu hnimy l,vui..ll 1.1. I-. t.f .. minis native place be laid waste for a iiumlrml I .n,.,l ,1 l. L: I , . b"-" u..i..., unu is, inn I tl.tliuii uu sullieilCCU 10 UlO puiiibmncm oi transportation. ' m-pi.-. r -...!. , u. uck i uium u uui aau common senso in the following passage taken from an article in the London Olobe, than are often met with in the same number of lines "There is a curious inconsislnne in ..!.. of viewing things in thin country. While, as " ". 'natural latin is that muncy tail uu every tiiiiig, and call forth talent vvneiiever u conuescerran n want tao it m;,.t., call a cab olT the stand -there is also a realtor aflecteJ notion that L'onius shnnhl lm i,n,. . did interests, and that all legislation to oneourl n;u genius, vvneiiior m literature or the arts degrades it. You shall hear fat fillnuu 11.1. r. never raised tlieir thouirhtri ahmn ii,n;r books and Inger, declaim against low and mer cenarv considerations a inceniivnu nt i.inn, and doclaro that men of genius should think of iiuuiiiii' uui tamo and servino- thu r That men of ccnius must nat ami 1:1..,' Otiier men. and mav mnn lm t.iiCn.ln,.l.l., ..r.i... ncihucMui some anxiety lor the (ate of Ihoir (iiiiil . 11. f " ...... .. .i..m ,a,i mil , ii men 0f g-cnius hap. pen to be men of seise at the same time, thoy will abstain from devcitiii.ril,n!r ,.,.:..., i. where the law doe. Il0l protl)Ct 0(, d that, conscntientlv. futch u-n,iiU ...in i - . ' duced to the extent they might , . a would think, is pretty plain, and the conHenuenco evident, itut no ; there is a cant against natron, ago and profit as unworthv of should like to Know from these roasoners 'at what unpin, u ..I I. ll.......l.l ...t . . ., "Ik r'", " " urnii, wneu mo patronage it deserves has been withheld and the profits it has earned filched from it." I'owiir.nrii .Vll.v. Kirebnir a ll..t... l, ,i!. , ,. ' ; ciieniist , i . ' ; """""ii ciieniist ittl - hu, r., v n il?:?"!" 'K,i ' --i, Kvvwrai experiments o.i mill', by which it appears that fluid may bo preserved for uso fornn indefinite time. Fresh milk is slowly ovapnra'ed by a verygontlo heat, till it is reduced to dry powder which is to bo kept perfectly dry in a bottle, well (.topped, for use. H'hcn roquircd, it need only bo diluted with a sufficient quantity of wa it) r ; the mixture will then havo all the tasto and properties of new milk. MoLuod's Trial. Mr. O'Connell, at tho closo of nn interesting Repeal Meeting nt Dublin, took tho following view of the McLcod question : "They had a happy escape, and ho would toll them what they escaped from Tlicy wore dear ly and sincerely attached to their beloved little Qucon, and it would bo moBtpilnful to them to foo her involved by her ministorH in a war in which the lioart of lior loyal Irish peoplo could not go with her. Thoy would not, of course, disoboy tho law ; but they would have shrunk from engaging in a war against (Mfr warm hearted Fympithizing friends of America (loud and enthusiastic cheoring.) Tho Americans had tho best of the contest which was now con. eluded ; the honest American pride had been gratified by the result ; and his hopo of peace rested on this, that the American nation had vindicated its own honor had vindicated the law of the land against a supposed murderer, and had done bo in defiance: of England ; for if McLcod had been found guilty, no terror of England, could have provented'his condemna tion, and, ho greatly feared, his execution loo. America had decreed that whatever might bo tho power of a nation opposed to them, it should ho sufiered to screen tho murderer from justice. This was a triumph to America, and an impor tant lesson to the governments of Europe." Tea. This necessary luxury, it seems, may be hail without going to China. Letters from Amsterdam mention a very large sale at Rot terdam of Java lea, of vvliicli about HOOO chests were sold for about the same price as tho Chi na leaf. Formerly, very small quantities of this article were sold at a time, and, as was sup. pocd, more as a matter of curiosity than for actual use. Now, some of the judges of tea in Holland have been hoard to remark that they consider the Java tea equal to, if not better than that nf the China, with the advantage that it will bo found impossible to mix inferior with superior sorts. The Saw Fish. We hear that, on examining the bottom of the sunnier 1'ntcrpriv, the horn of a saw tish was found to have penetrated the copper (23 o..) and the bottom plunks, ins: above the bilge keel, in n latcrnal dire 'tion, and llicn lo have broken short oil', remaining in tho bottom, and acting as a stop-gang against the admis-ion of water. The copper appears to lave been completely shattered by tho force oftho thrust, and there is very little doubt that aleak would have been es'ablitlied, had not the horn come in con tact with a stout piece of timber infide the planking, nnd then brol.cn ofTat about 3J or 4 inches from the point. a The piece of horn, and n part of the timberio which it remains, have been taken out of the vessel's bottom, and sent to tlio Governor (Jenctal, who, wo dare say, will send it to tho Asiatic Soc cty, to bo pla ced on the same shelf ivi'ha fimilar curiosity that has longastonis'icd the wondering visitors of that intcr rcstnig institution. Calcutta Englishman. CONGRESS. Washington, Dec. Cth. Monday. SI'.XATF.. At l2o'clock this day, the President of the Senate, Samuel I.. Soctii van, Fsq. called the bodv to order, when ihe following Senators appeared in tlieir scats. From Maine Mr. Kvans anil Mr. Williams. From Massvchusetls Mr. Hates. From Vermont Mr. l'rcntis and Mr. Phelp. From Connecticut Mr. Huntington and Mr. Smith. From New York Mr.Tallmadge and Mr. Wright. From New Jersey Mr Southard. From Pennsylvania Mr. lluchanan and Mr. Stur geon. ! rom Uilavvarc .Mr. Ulayton and Mr. Ilavnrd. From Marvlatid Mr. Kerr. I' rom Virginia Mr. Ai Archer and Mr. Hives. From North Carolina Mr. Graham and Mr. Man- gum. From Louisiana Mr. Mouton. Fiom Kentucky Mr. Clay. From Ohio Mr. Allen and Mr. Tappan. From Indiana Mr. Young. From Missouri Mr. llenton and Mr. Linn. From Arkansas Mr. Fulton. From Michigan Mr. Poitcr. On motion of Mr. Itayard ordered that tho Secre tary of the Senate inform the House that a quorum of tho Senate is assembled and ready lo proceed to business. On motion of Mr. Kerr, ordered that tho Secretary of the Senate bodirected to furnish tlio Senators with such newspapers as they may select, not exceeding th.. ., nf ilii-.ilill.. ,,;n ' , .1 A message was received from tho Hoiisn of Hen. resentativcs informing tho Scna'n that a quorum had been found, and that a committee had been appointed to j'lin such Committee as might be appointed on the part nf the Senate to wait on the Piesnlent and in form him that Congress was ready to leceivo any communication ho might be pleased to make. On molionof Mr. liajard, ordered, that n Commit tee be appointed by the Chair, nn ihe paitof the Sen ate, to join that of the House, vv hereupon Messrs. ll.iyard, of Delaware, and liatcs, of Massachusetts, were appointed. On motionof Mr.T.illinadge,tho Senate adjourned. HOL'Sr. OF IlLPRnsnN'TATIVI'S Monday. The Speaker look the Chair at 12 o'clock, and on to be present. Mr. Gramrcr, of New York, and Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, were sworn in as Members of the 27th Con gress, the former in place of .Mr. Oreig, resigned. The usual Jlessage was received from the Senate, (see proceedings.) Mr. W. Cost Johnson, Chairman of the Commit tee on Public Lands of the last sess'on, requested the Speaker, in again forming tho conunilltts, not to put him in UA position. lie tT ollbrcd a resolution that the rules cf the Mill Congress bo adopted as the rules of this Houso until others were adopted. M r. Adams remarked that he v as willing those rules should be adopted, provided tho 21st rule (thnt which exeludss abolition petitions) was excepted And bo moved an amendment to that cllecl. Mr. Fillmore admitted it was indi-pcnsablc that (his ve.ed question should be disposed of noir. llut he had hoped that somo member would have ofiered a proposition putting tho debate on tho 21st rule within tho power or the Houso before it was entered upon nt nil. Otherwise there would be no end to it, and business could nevur proceed. If some such plan were not adopted, confusion and di'ordcr might be foreseen. He hoped that some gentleman would of fer a proposition that the rules of tho latl cession should be adopted for a limned time, nnd that then the House would take up the Heport of the select Committee on the' Rules which was made at the close of that session. Mr. Stanley oH'crrd n resolution providing that the mles of the last session should ho the rules of this House for fifteen days and that in the meantime the Report of the select committee on the Rules lie print, ed and made the s'leeial order. 'I his proposition would bring ihe Mouse into n state of organization, -anil he wished the country to see who vvcic ready lo proceed with its business. He then moved the previous eiues tion. The question of the propriety of this motion, under the Parliamentary law, the Speaker decided to be de baleable. .Mr. Promt then urged the impropriety of putting it, denouncing it as unconstitutional and unfair, in asmuch as it precluded tho members from express ing their sentiments on a very important question on whi h thoy weie called to vote. If Abolition peti tions were presented, ho desired that tho responsi bility of the act should rest with those presenting them. A Circular had been laid on tho tables o"f members (havinz black lines drawn around ii.VwIiiib stated that this question of Abolition petitions was the question of tho day, and calling upon members to meet it bs such. There was a regular organized ah- ohtion party which had I committer, nt the head of which was a member of this House, and (here was a Committee of that party in attendance here. Mr. P. was called lei order by severnj members, and bein" pronounced bv the Sneaker to bo nut nf order, took an appeal from the decision. But ho vviiniirew it. Thrt Speaker having decided thai, in the absence of all rules, tho Parliamentary Law was the governing rule of tho House, nnd Ibnt under it Mr. Stanlev ground, that ihe 'Parliamentary Lav;- had never been adopted as the rule ol nils House by a vote of the "tTo.,.,, ..I...; 1 mcl, I I ii-irni -mi. .iiijiih ju nn iiiiiiimiii riui uto en uu e 1 t. .l .... r.,. . r Homo in udopliug this law until it had established rules fur il own government. .Mr. Cusliing, and Mr. Everett sustained brietly the view of ihe Speaker, and Mr, llroM. n,of Philadelphia, opposetl it. The proceedings on ths appeal wcro here suspend ed for n iiionieiil-r And Mr. Wise, by general conant, oll. reil a res), lutinn, which wns adopted, providing fur tho nppomt. incut nt a Committee to ioin the Committee nniinint. t'u ii) iiiu ncnaie iowhh on uiti rrcsiiieiii, ,e, ..I l. .. .. . . .. ;." .1 . . ' Mr. llriL'iia also o lercd a rcjin iilinn. winch ivm , adopted, providing for the usual Message m lh Sen 1 ale. . Ths I"'"" ' " " fiiMwn uni.i on the appeal of Mr. Adams, and the Houso Mistaimd ' the decision of tho Chair by yeas 147 nays 17. Tho question on two ol tlio pending propositions (of Mr. Stanley and Mr. Adams) were then taken, without further discussion. Mr. Stanley's amendment was rejected yeas 83, nays 87, And Mr. Adams' amendment was rejected yeas 84, nays 87. The only question now pending was on tho on. ginal motion of Jit. W, 0. Johnson When .Mr. Wise, nt a little before 2 ei'clock, , from tho Com in it loo appointed to wnit on the President, reported that the duly had been discharged, and that tho President would send a Mcssago lo Congress at 12 o'clock to-morrow. And then, on Mr. Wise's motion, tho House immediately adjourned. SF.NATF.. Tt-r.snAv, Dec 7 Mr. IJAVAiin, from tlio committee on the part of the Senate, to wait nn the President and inform him flint Congress was ready to receive any communication he might be pleased to make, reported that Ihe duty line been performed and that the Picsiden vonld transmit n message in writ. nr. In a few minutes thereafter fho message was re ceived through the hands of 1Uui'.rt TvLEn, Esq, acting as the private Secretary of the President. The Mcssago having been read by tho Secretary of tho Senate, Mr. Sjiiiii, ol Indiana, moved that tho usual humberof the message and njcompaiiiiig documents bo printed when Mr. Kenton, said ho did not reconcile it to his feci injs to let that motion pass, without making a re mark or too on ono of the features of the Mesagc. He alluded to that of the plan for a Fiscal Agent, which embraced a proposition for the government to isue notes, and for the purchase and sale of Hills of Exchange. It was true that the outline was merely premised, leaving it to the Secretary of the Treasury nnd Congress to finish the detail. Tho whole project struck him as eminently dangerous in principle, ami flagrantly unconstitutional. It was a proposition to convert thogovc-rnini'iit from a hard money govem-m-nt into n mcro paper engine, making it tlio ut'cier of notes and a dealer in Hills of l'.xchange, with a view to ficilitatc commerce. Why might tiiey not ns well bo called on lo facilitate tlio transpnrtion of the produce of tho farmer I This whole nllair was ono of recent origin, invented probably by Mr. Diddle, who had been ill the city a few day since. There was nothing in the constitution about cxiiinee; nor any ......l ...... I.l :...:r.. Ii t. .. n .u n:.:i. I.-- chequer bill system, which had been Ihe means f iiuiu lu.i. uui'i Juan, v 11. ii .is illi' uriiliii i.a cheating the peoplo of F.ngland out of nine hundred millions of dollars. At the extra session he had charged upon tho party in power a desire to go back to tho principles of the old fuderal chool, but here was an attempt to go further than Hamilton nvcr dreamed of. It was notonly goinc back to tho Whig a Iministration of Sir Robert Wnlpole, but absolutely to the high torv times nf Queen Anne. Whilo Ham ilton alvocated the issue of Hank paper ho utterly re pudiated tho idea ef government issues, a scntimctU in which ho Mr. 15. entirely concurred. He was awaro tl. at the present was not altogether n prorrj ocensiou to go into tho subject, but ho could not pro mil the opportunity to pnss without briefly expressing hij repugnance to the eminently dangerous system of government issues, thereby changing its character from what tho fathers of the constitution made it, em phatically a hard money government to a mere paper engine, and tint t mnn Icr colorof laws. Hcsfioiild avail himself of another opportunity to present his vieivs at large; meantime he should not oppose the motion to print. Tho motion to print was carried, and the usual num ber of the message and documents wcro ordered. The Senate then adjourned, fixing tho time of meet ing at 12 o'clock. HOUSi: OF REPRESENTATIVES Tuesday. Tho anual message of the President of tho United States, (with accompanying documents,) was trans tinted tins day at 12 o'clock and having been read through, A motion w as made by Mr. Wise to lay tho mess ago and documents on the table, and to print the usual number thereof for tho uo of the House, and also the usual extra number often thousand copies. Mr. S. Mason, of Ohio, desired to know whether tliU motion included tlio accommodation of the Con-gte-ional Globe and Apppndix winch had been nn neved to n printed copy oftho Message which beheld in hand, and which had been laid on bistable 7 Mr. Wist; replied to the in'crrogatory with some warmth, and enquired of Ihe Speaker whether the pa peiwhlch Lad been read by the Cleik nf tho House containel the additions spoken by Mr. Mason.

TheSpca' er having answered the question nega tively, Mr. Wish said that llic ill nntiircand hostility inJicated toward- tho President of the U. Stales by the enquiry of Mr. M'on, would fall harmless from tho fact now ascer.ained by the reply oftho Speaker lint the manuscript read at tho table contained no such appendages as recommadations of the Con gressional Globe and Appendix. Mr. Mason aidlhal finding such a recommenda tion annexed to the printed Message on his talile, ho had felt somo desire lo know whether the gentleman from Virginia i itendcd to include that recommenda tion in the minion to piint. Tho enquiry was one which naturally suggested itself. He did not know whether the recommendation had been nppended by authority of the President but ho knew dial it was a novel proceeding and an outrage upon the House. Mr. Wlfn explained the trnnsnction by saying that Messis. llLAin & Rives had printed their own pri vate copies of tho Message nnd di-liibiited them, he presumed to the private orderof some of the members; and the- Messenger boys not probalbly hnving got conies enough from tho official printer, had siinnlv laiJsomeof the other editiin on tho desks of the mumbcis. He put it lo Mr, Mason, as a man if Honor, to say whether lie wished lo learn others to infer what ho himself knew was not the fact thai the rrcsidenl had had any thing to elo with the Iran: action. Mr. 31 vso.n was glad that hoafTorded Mr. Wise an opportunity to mako the explanation for sure he was thai explanation was needed. Hut .Mr. M. was not jet s infied that siimi' one in the confidence, or near the person of the President, had not authorized tho proceeding, stronger juxtn-pasinon than this had taken placo within six month;, which never yet had uern cxtuuiiieii, Mr. Wist: characterised the remarkof Mr. Mason as a wanton and unexpected attack on the President, oftho same nature ns some of the other strnnire char. gesof perfidy and treason brought against the Prc Tho mes nge was then laid upon the table, and the motion to print agreed to in the form in which it was put. RULES OF THE HOUSE, The House then resumed tho . i.i .aeration of the subject of the rules, and without further del ate, and limlcr the previous nuestion a recognized bv the Pai banicnlarv law.adoptcd the proposition submiled bv Mr. Johnson, of MniylanJ, vesterday, (and which he unsiriv mouuie'u io iuuu us luuuws;, oy yeas, y, navs Hi. Resjlicl, that the rules and orders of thoSfith Con gross ns they were at tho close of the said Congress the rules nnd orders of this Congress until others nrcadoDted: and that the Itcnort madobv the Com mitttc on the rulesat thu IistSession bethe special oruer oi ine nay lor t imrsjay next una each succeed ing dav until disposed of. On motion of Mr. Unices, the several Standing Committees were ordered to be nppointed by the -peaner. .inu men. ni iwo o ciock, me House au journexl. Washington, Wednesday, Dee. 8. In the House, to-day, Mr. Tilhiighnst movril tin appointment of a committee of three, to net with n committee on the part i fthe senate, as a joint com miitecon the Library and the expenditures ihcrci f. Mr. (diner announced a new member from Vir. ginia, whose name I could not henr, but supposo to be preuy smart, as .vir. u. on ueing nsneu why lie mu not accompany him to tho Speaker's desk, said ho was one who coil d take care of himsc f verv we I A resolution wasoll'crcd that Hon. R. L. ('nruthcrs ol lenu. vvascnlitled to the seat and desk vacated by the resignation of John Sergeant, of Pn ond now occupied by the-Hon. John II. Dawson, of La. It vvas affirmed that M.r Sergeant in contemplation of ins resignation, hud exchanged seals with .Mr. Cam thcrs. In tho recess, Mr Dawson learning that Mr. S, had resigned, and knowing that Mr. C, had left the city bdoro Ihe resignation, took possession in person. They agreed to le-avo it to tho house, and Mr. C. being a whig and Mr. D.a democrat, the res olution was i-arried by yeas 122, nays 51; thus car ryinginto efiect a very questionable arrangement be tween Mr. Sergeant and Mr. Carulhers, In the course nf thode-bate several resolutions were ofiVred, one that the elected successor should be en titled to nny scat vacated by death or resignation, and two others that the seals should he numbered and balloted for, which would certainly bo tho fairest pinil. The usual resolution was pasod for furnishing the members with newspapers and the House adjourn ed. In the Senate, a resolution wns passed relating to the election of chaplains, When Mr. Huntington en quired if there was any other business, nnd there ap peared lo be none, the senate adjourned after a ses sion of a quarter of on hour.) Washington, Dec. 9. In the Smote, Mr. Hayard introduced a resolution In itin ll.. .1... ...1 .1. . c. i: .1.-11 ;di ..'V Lr."!.. " TL''" adoil. MrMVrhe. ?X T, at.i 31th ruloof ,,0 Senate, (bv which rule, it will bore- LT"&f,,,ml?,"rn' iltl by ballot, unless sinent nt the JScnale sha inniii inr ... i i , ,ul in,,,, hut , tanJuigixiintiiiiiros fur tho present session. Carried. I Hereunto then adjourned until next .Monday, at w hich limp Iho ijtniiiliiig committees will be supported. I bus has ended tho (If si week's session of the Senate. In Iho llouu-, Mr. Fillmore introduced a long re. solution, by which the several topics of the l'rcsi eleiil s Message honld be distributed for consideration among tho several rommiitecs lo be nppointed. Mr. Gilmer niovial to l.iy tins resolution upon tho lal lo, f ir Ihe purposa of ne ion upon tho ipeciol order nf the day, ihocoiisideratieiii of the report of the coiiiinitieo nn ml... ,.. .. . .i i . r .i.".. i ..llcforo anvacnon ha I he-en upon this motion, Mr I.-iu true, ,,r I I- ...', ,,. ..., u. ili.e - ,1 - ot Ins cJUHiun. Won lli-ury Black Aftjtj a suitable and warm eiitogium upon tho character of his departed fiicnd and colleague, lie moved thcusual rctolutions, and the House immcdiattly adjourned. Washington, Dec. 10, 1BI1. The Senate has not been in session to.day, and tho Houso has been doing nothing of much conse quence. After tho reading oftho journal, tho special order of the day being the subject of tho adoption of the new rules for the regulation of the House, Mr. Cost Johnson moved to lay the subject upon tho ta blc. Tho effect of this motion would lo tho virtual adoption of the rules of tho former Congress, includ ing tho odious twenty-first rule, inismuch ns it will rcquiro a vote of two thirds oftho Houso to bring tho subject up again. This motion, to the sutprisc of all, was adopted, bv the votes of Northern I.ocofoccs yeasDG j nays 89. Mr. Fillmore then renewed his motion for the ap pointment ot select committees, to which certain por tions of the President's Message should bo referred. A point nf order was raised, by Clifford, of Maine, to tho I'fi'cct, ihat such n motion was not in order, the Message being upon the table, and no step having been taken In lake it up. Tho speaker overruled this objection and, after nsomrwhat protracted dispute, his decision vvas preferred by n largo majority. Af ter tins had been decided, the House adjourned over until Monday Oneof these select committees, that on the curren cy, will beono of the most important onc of tlio ses sion as it will bo entrusted with tho Secretary of the Treasury's plan for n fiscal agent. It is in con templation to select this Committee from among the personal friends of the President, with the view of giving to the plan the fairest possible hearing, hy nieansof theadvoaaey of its friends. Whether, how ever, it will be deemed advisable, is somewhat doubt ful. The Standing Committees will, in all probability, be announced on Monday. 'I'm: Gr.Nr.nAL Post Omen. We pub lish the following circular, of which a copy has fallen into our hands, ns well to show what steps arc taken by tho Postmaster Gen eial lo ensure great regularity to the mails, as to warn postmasters generally what they may expect in case of such neglects of duty as thero have been too many examples of: j Vrl. Intelligencer. Post OrricEDErAitTMnVT December 3, 1811. Sir i You hayo been reported by the Third Assist ant Postmaster General, J. S. Sl.inner. Esq., for "a gross neglect" of duty, for having, "in contempt of repeated calls trom the inspection Ofiice, failed lo rciurn registers of Ihe arrival and departure of mails aland from your ollice." A strict compliance with this portion of your duty is the only means which will enable the Postmaster General to enforce the performance of their engage ment by the contractors. Tho complaints so universal in tho community and it is matter of regret to learn, in so many cases well founded, of the irregularities and failures of mail", have not been unheeded by the Postmaster General, and lie isdetermind, so far as the law has given him power, to corre'et the evil when itnriscsby the default of either postmaster or contractors. And when postmasters not only fail but refuse to discharge a duty imposed upon them by law, he will endeavor to call to his aid those who, feeling the obligations of their official Mation, will take pride in discharging their vvholo duty. You arc respectfully asked to respond to this charge, nnd furnish such excuse ns you may have to make for this seeming neglect of duty, with as little delay as poss blc. Very rcWtfully, your obedient servant. FRIDAY MORNING, DECE.MHER 17, 1341. THE message". This document appears to bo generally ...n . i , .. . . . " leceiveu, oy men ol ail parties. It is temperate free from sectional prejudices, ancl manifests a sincere desiio to promote tlio welfare of tho country. It gives a plain and intelligible exposition of our national afliitrs ; and, whilo tho language used is mild and conciliatory, its general lone is firm nnd decided. On tlio subjuct of the tariff, tlio President is sound. Ho takes a decided stand in favor of tho discriminating princi ple ; nnd that is the corner stone of protec tion. Tho Globe so regards it, and has at tacked that part of the message with much bitterness. If tho President ever entertain ed ultra southern doctrines on this subject, he lias abandoned them, and wo consider him now pledged for discriminative protec tion, to tho full extent of revenuo purposes ; ami when it is recollected that a largely in creased expendiltire is contemplated for the frontier defences and the navy, thero can bo no doubt that ample scope will be found for its exercise. Tho most important topic oftho message, however, is the currency, an'l on this there is moro diversity of opinion. Tho more ar dent friends of a strong and efficient Dank, see. little to hopo from tho Exchequer pro juct ; whilo a much larger class are inclined to regard it favorably, as an experiment. Tho truth is, tho whole currency question has been afloat for the past twelve years, and cannot bo u settled question for years to come. Tho locofocos repudiated the on ly system that had provid successful, for the sako of experiment ; the xvhigs are foreclos ed against h resort to it, and therefore must embark upon the wide ocean of untried ex pedients. Capt. Tyler is now headed for the Exchequer port. The crew nro casting Hie lead antl sounding their way along cau tiously, with tin honest desire to brinsr tho ship of slate safely into port ; and a happy day will that bo for tho country when sho is again safely anchored, inside tlio breakwater of sound sense and practical experience. 1 ho following synopsis embraces the lead ing features of the document. The message commences by an appropri ate acknowledgment of the blessings we have received from " the giver of all good." The acquittal of McLcod is alluded to, and tho propriety of granting tho general gov ernment further power in similar cases sug gested. No atonement has been mado by the Urilish government for tho outrage upon the Caroline. Tho President savs: "This Government can never concedn , nnu rr. eign Government the power, except in a case of the must urgent and extreme) necessity, of invading its territory, either to arrest the nersnns nr ilnsirm. im properly of those who may have violated the iiiuni i ipal law-s of such foreign Government, or have dis regarded tlieir obligations arising under tho law of unions, i ne territory ol Ihe United States must be regarded ns sacredly secure aerainsi nil such mn. sums, until they shall voluntarily acknowledge tlieir inability to acquit themselves of their duties tooth ers. And in announcing this sentiment I do but of firm a principle which no nation on earth would bo mores ready lo vindicate, at all hazards, tlinn the peo ple and government of Great Hntain." Grojjan was civun tin lllion a renrnsenln. tion of tho facts to tho English authorities. ! Tho correspondence in this caso will bo pub-! lished. Mr. Stevenson has made an advan tageous arrangement relative to tho duties on rice. 1 hero is nothing new relative to the north-eastern boundary. Snain lm failed to pay the interest on our claims. Thu , treaty between Uclgium and the U. Stales 1 has failed, in consequence of its not having been ralified by tho former government j within tho time specified. As respects tho 1 right of search claimed by tho English, (l0 : messago speaks in a lotto of decision which I the cirrniiislanrci call fur. The President sax s : "However desirous itin ItttilrJ Rintra tii.iv 1,n for the suppression ol the slnvo trade, thoy cannot con sent lo interpolations into the tnnri'itno code', al the mcro will nnd pleasure or other governments. Wo deny tho right of nny such interpolation lo any ono all the nations of the earth, without our consent. Tho unfortunate condition of S. America is regretted. Thu boundary lino between Texas and tho United States, will include in Texas somo portion of territory claimed by Louisiana and Arkansas. Thu following kind feeling is expressed toward thu " infant republic": The great truth, that rrovcrnmcnt vvas made for Ihe people, and not the peoplo for government, has nlrcndy been established in the practice and by the example of these United talc; and we can do no other than contemplate its further e.xcmpliticatioii by a sister Republic, with the deepest interest." Wo arc at pcaco with all thu Indian tribes upon our borders or within our territories, except the Sominoles, nnd these, it is antici pated, will soon bo subdued. Wo are glad to perceive tho following philanthropic dis position on this subject exhibited by tho Executive: "Our duty, as well as our best interests, prompt us to obscrvo.in nil our intercourse u-iih them, fthe In dian tribes,) fidelity in fulfilling our engagements, the prnctico of strict justice, ti well as the constant e.xcr ciseofacts of benevolence and kiudnrss. These are the great instruments of civilization, and through Ihe use of them nlonocnn the untutored child oftho forcsl bo induced to listen to its teachings." Tlio claims of our citizens against the Drazilian government, originating fiom cap tures, and other causes, arc still unsatisfied. The deficit in our Treasury on the 1st of January next, is estimated at SG27,537 90 ; only $5,432,726 88 of tho twelvo million loan has been negotiated. It is proposed to make the residue payable) at a more distant day. The census has been completed, and exhibits a grand total of 17,009,5 13 j ma king an increase over tlio census of 1830, of 4,202,0-lG inhabitants, and showing a gain in a ratio exceeding 32 1-2 per cent, for the last ten years. Tho tariff, if altered, should bo adjusted in a spirit of compromise. The President says : "It might bo deemed desirable thai no such aug mentation of the taxes should take place ns would have the efiect ofnnnulling the lnnd proceeds distri I utioii net of tho last session, which act is declared to bo inoperative Ihe moment the duties aro increas ed beyond 20 per cent, the maximum rate established by the Compromise Act." An alteration oftho home valuation clause in the existing law is rcccommcnded, and the discriminating principle distinctly avowed. "The country is full of resources, and tho people full of energy, and the great and permanent reined v for present embarrassment.' must bo sought in indi s try, economy, the observance of good faith, and the favorable iiilluence ef time." A plan for tho management ,of tho Gov;. eminent funds will bo submitted to Con gress by tho Secretary of the Treasury whenever it is called for. Tho President says : "Ittsmaeletorcston actual specie basis, in order to redeem tho notes al the places of issue produces no eiaugerous reuiinuancyoi circulation allords no temptation to speculation is attended by no inflation of prices is crumble in its opuation makes the I rensury notes, which it may use along wiih the certificates of deposit, and the notes of specie-paying mums coiiveriiuic at ine place where e-oiitcieo, re ce.vablein payment of Government dues and, with out violatingany principle of the Constitution, alLrds tho Government and thcpeoplc suchfaciluiei as are cancel tor uy ine wants oi uotn. Attention is called tothc Reports from the War, Navy, and Post office Departments, and a prompt equipment and increase of the navy urged, that branch of our national de fence which the Presidontsays "lias lighted up every sea with its victories, and spread an imperishable glory over the country." I ho message expresses a strong belief in the obligations of all the Stales to pay their debts, and a confidence that thoy will : sug gests a limitation of the power of removal from office, and expresses a determination in the President not to exercise it on polit ical grounds: calls attention to tho Smith sonian bequest, and intimates a belief that Congress will not permit any abatement of the principal oftho legacy to ho made, should it turn out that tho stocks, in which tho in vestments have been made, have undergone a depreciation. The message concludes by recommending tlio Uistrict ol Columbia to thu tender care of the National Legislature WASHINGTON COUUESl'ONDENCK. Dec 7. Well, what think you of the, mes-age of "Captain i Jler7 ' It has been read here nnd with the many ef the wings I believe is well re ceivcJ. Upon nil questions, save one, among the vvhigs thero is an unanimity of opinion, and upon ihat question, tho Currency 1 mean ol course, there are more disposed to second the views of tho President than to "head him" in lib wish to make them the law of the land. The plan is precisely what it vvas reported to be in tho K.vpres. ten days since, nnd the details do not change itsopetntionsas there reported. I have heard many comments upon tin, the impor tant bramh of it, as upon the others, and my convic tions arc, as I statu them above, that with tho majori ty oftho vvhigs it will be well receive I. The locofo cos, however, will give the Curicncy plan of the President no quarter whatever, and ns a foretaste of the opposition which is to come, Mr. Kenton is out so soon in open war against the plan submitted lo Congress. The choicest terms ef the.Missouri Sena tor are employed lo express ihe measure of abhor rence which this tci'se and patriotic statesman feels fjr the plan submitted. One branch of it "is borrow ed from Sir Robert Walpolo w ho borrowed it from the high tory times of Queen Anne!" The other branch "is borrowed from Nicholas Hiddle, who vvas its in ventor, an I who a few weeks sinco in Washington palmed it ell' upon President Tyler!" "It ts emi nently unconstitutional," "utterly dangerous,' "ad verso to the hard money system," "goes beyond Alexander Hamilton," "proposes to revive the Kx chcqoer system of Great Ilritain," Ac. A c. lo llioend of a very long chapter of "and-so-forths" as you will s.-e by reference to the speech submitted. The oppo sition of .Mr. llenton is equivalent I prcmiso to the opposition of the patty. During tho reading of the document, and as is his habit, he vva- in cloe com. niunion with the senators and with the r.x-Secretary of the Treasury from New Hampshire in particular, laying down the law in a peremptory manner, and expounding in n loud voice the abominations of the system presented, The message read, nnd the mo tion made to print, Mr. Uenlon though quite mdis. posed, rhes nnd delivers himself of the speech you have in your report of proceedings. No one else took part in the discussion, and Mr. llenton, therefore, has the merit of saying all that has been thus far pro or con upon the message, Mr. llenton, however, can speak ouly for himself and party. The Whigs vvdl find no fault with the nies-ago as a vvhoV, though many of them, it is true are vvaimlyand honestly opposed many fiscal agent' but "an old fashioned United Stales Hani ' few there are also who may think ihat even existing laws are better Ihanlhe one proposed in the message and if tlii- opinion should prevail to any extent, vvc can have- nothing, during the present Congress at least, but existing laws. I pray ihu a o.-tler fcclin may prevail by and bye, and if we cannot have all we could wish, that at least vvc may be content, for the present to take what we can get. Somo thero nn it may be-, and is, who think vvc sacrtfico a great princi ple in adopting the plan subniiiinl. In answer, it may be said that the Whigs never united ni.rppoi linn to the issue nf Trea trv notes, while a part of the oppi.-.iion that va rbc it I k cm of a puf. -ehr " .-ill Mr for a I.oan instead of an Issue of Government paner Again it may bo said Hint the plan proposed 1, ,w' one. It proposes two things, and both of them lm. portnul, tho ono to crcaton Government Paper e,r uniform valuo and receivable for Public dues, and ilm other, the purchase of Domestic Dills of Kxchangeat iuw premiums io am mo internal trade orthocouniry; both tho most excellent of objects, and believed by me rrcsucnt and Ins cabinet cnpablo of accomplish. Ing a great public good. I wish I might say with authority that this nlsn will bo well received by all tho Whigs in Congress, but as yet there is no other guarantee! of tho fact thin that I have named. The President is no doubt sincere in what be nf the plan and its expected usefulness to tho couulrr and tho Government. If Congress will receive ths plan in tho same spirit, wo may nt least have tho tl periment, and if it fails, why then the necessity be comes more nnd more apparent of a resort tothatlost expedient which b.i many of us believe to bo llieonlf panacea for existing embarrassments, an old fash ioned Rank, subjected to such regulation nnd control as will give the couulry all the uses we havo had ua. tier such an Institution, with an avoidance of all tho abues. You will be pleased to read what is said in tho moi- sago of the Stale Debts, the Navy, of our Korcign Relations, tho Treasury, tho Loan, the Tanfi", and with almost everything. Tho Message we think herd will he a popular one, and tho tone and temper in which it discusses every one of the many great ques tions considered, is certainly highly commendable Patriotism and good sense nro certainly displayed throughout the Met sage, and the voice oftho country, it may safely bo raid, will second its opinions. ine Houso or Representatives, you will observe, have adopted the Rules of the twcntv-sixtb nmn. until otherwise ordered. I almost fear that " the. nliH hour rule," which was ono of the important rules of mo i.xira session, will not be incorporated. Th majority,! hope, will think twice and Ion,, ,,-rv,,. abandon so salutary a law for keeping those with whom the cacoethes toquendi is a disease within th bounds of legitimate debnte. E xprest. Washington-, Dec. 9. The city is calm as a sun. mcr's morning, and tho weather as dchgctful as can be. The Message of the President has done much to calm the troubled waters, and there are. as I se. no signs of any great excitement, temporary or to eomt. .neinners ol Congress continue to come in, and each day thus far has added lo Ihe number In .ii.n. dance on Monday. The Senate in the meantime hav adjourned to Monday, and the House, though it will meet to-morrow, will probably do little or nothing nmrc than to meet and adjourn. I hero is but little, therefore, to do for those wh are hero to chronicto the events nt the Capitol, but to speculate upon coming events; and sinco even these refuse to cast their shadows before, there is bus little to say. The Piesident is rundown by visiters, member and others, calling to pay their respects, etc. He re ceives all in Ihe kindest manner, and no man socially is more popular or uctter able to while away a Ieisur moment or hour pleasantly to till who rr.ay call upon him. The health of the President seems good, though like all his predecessors at the White House, I b Ik vc he complains of tho unhealthiness of ihe Executive- mansion. The miasma from tho lowlands, canil and river adjoining, has always rendered Ihe lower part of the Presidential mansion uufavorable to health. The Secretaries of Statoand War have both been too much indisposed to-day to attend to pul lie business. The Secretary of War has been confined to his room and bed with a severe cold. The reports ot the heads of tho Departments ares not yet laid before Congress, and some days must elapse of course before they can be laid before the, public. This, in answer to the request of sjtnefiiendi in Now York, that the correspondent of the Express would forward them the report of the Secretary of tho Treasury. All here, as in New York, are anx ious to see the details ol the Currency plan commu. nica'ed to Congress.- Express. BUSINESS TO COME IN CONGRESS. The Washington Correspondent of the Balti more Patriot, gives the following glimpsea of what is to come : At an early day you will hear from Ibis quarter of the introduction of two bills in one or loth Housm of Connrcss, and probably in both-tho first, for th repeal of the bill providing fur ths distribution of th rubhc lands and the second, for Ihe repeal of the bankrupt lull. In the present organization of Congress,' tho land bill cannot bo repealed. Tho effort to repeal tha measure shows the disposition of the party in reference to thisfavcntc measure, and a favorable one, I mar say, not only to the Whig patty, by who-o salo in stp.meiitohty it is made the law of the land, but to Ihe States of the Union and Ihe people at large The cllort to repeal the H.inkrupt hi 1 may proves successful. Whether it docs or dors not vv ill depend soley up m the attention the friends of the measure, may give lo the subject. The friends nnd opponents "C i 'VJL ro ahout equally divided.and in the absenca of a half a dozen, and the presence of all tho cnemiss there wou J be dani'cr of n rnl i ki.-. - i ., i...3. . " . .-I-.-" . I'Vi'V.l, 1UW. ever, there is no U big in Congress who voted for ths lull at ihe extra fes'ion, now e'i-poscd to vote for its who were doubtful of its policy, and it cannot hav l,,Vr, i i lnoPOsmon of parties thus you vvill see, renders it necessary for the friend, oftho Bankrupt bill in Congress to bo fo.ind always at their posts. The great questions of the se-sion, independent of hese. will be those nf the Currency ana the Tariff. J oncerning boih of which you have the views of ths 1 r.-,ilon(, and to-ini rrow or next day vvill have thoss -f the Secretary of the treasury, who hos the con currence of the I.xecti'ive in his own Report. The "I'rench Claims prior to 100," vvill be sarlr pressed upon Congress by the Chairman of the Com nutteeon l orcign Relations in the Houso of Repre sentativcs, and in such a form that the existing Vm barrassmenis of the Treasury will be no excuse for a further postponement of the subject. Tho form will he by Commission, who will sit for two years, and then report upon the awards. The expenses oftho the Commission wou d bo the only necessary present appropriation, asm the case oftho Mexican Commis sion, now in session m this city. itn.vcor.vn:R mrrvi:i:N two members' OK THE TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE. Tho fullovi ing is a copy of the Nashville Whhr extra, of 20th tilt. 8 o'clock, P. M : A rencounter, with pistols, transpired thi afternoon, in front of the capitol, immediately after the adjournment of tho two houses of the (icncral Assembly, between Mr. Haskell, of Madison, and Mr. Howies, of Bradley, mem. hers of tho Houso of Ilepresentalives. Although two pistols were used by both par. ties, (the second pistol of Mr. Haskell failing lire,) no injury was inllctcd on either combatant, save ashpit flesh wound in the hand of Mr. H. But vvo regret to learn that Mr. Ukc, a younr man in the store of Burton x- rtri.iu. slightly wounded in the knee hy a ball from one oi mo pisiuis ureu uy Air. Howies. The immediate causo of tins aflair w, , r- casin the House between the same parties thi ,"'"r; t'u'"B "i ot a reference, in debate, by Air. Ilaskc II. to thn turdav, in which he took occasion to say he would not submit to a repetition of certain Ian guage then employed on the Democratic side of the House. Alter ho closed his remarks, ha walked up to one of the lire places, where Mr. Itovvles met him with thn . . - uv.tiii;i ma remark was intended for him. To this question, Mr. II. replied affirmatively. Mr. Kovvlcs re joined that he held himsalf at all times respon sthlo for what he said on the tloor. Mr. Haskell hen told htm if he would say as much out of the House, he would chastise him; and there upon Air. Howies, passed a blow at Mr. H. which the latter was prevented, by the by stan ders, from returning. An apology was made bv both members to the House, wfth an intima. tion from Mr. Haskoll that ho was not vet done with the member from Bradley. The' sequel was, the olletisivc meeting on the public square, which we have just described. The scenes of Saturday, out of which the aflray arose, are spoken of as follows by th .ahvillu Banner of Monday. Ill the House, an exciting and discreditable Jcene occtirrcel, while Ihe resolutions relative to the right of interrogation and instruction were receiving- the final actum of that boely, Confu sion aud uproar praivallcd ; the Speaker wis openly insulted ; and menaces and defiances were east and hurled back among some of the members v itli great bitterness. .Mtogc'hcr the scene was a dtsgrjcrful one, and we hope rt w.ll never be repelled n the ha''s ef iK T. ucssci' Iff; s'atur.