Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, 13 Ocak 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated 13 Ocak 1843 Page 2
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ii J coidialiy, an.l asked if I had done any thing winch rnvlu him seek my hfo or whether his lm trod w.u tinioundotl. Hi said ho thought it was only fancy. " Perhaps" ho added, " tlioro was Roiuotliing in yonr nnnnor which ofl'unclcd mo." I read over to linn what 1 had written down. Ho wished nit) to alter the passage in which I said tint ho "nlleired its an excuse, that ho hid attempted the catno tiling on tho John Adams and I'.i'.nnuc." llu only mentioned it at a fact, ho siiil. Atjto than an hour had now elapsed. Spencer, os ho met Cromwell, paused and asked tu see Mr. Wales. Ai lio pusod Cromwell hu snd tut a word of In? innocence, nor did he Iniliu any appeal in Ins favor. Spencer said, "Wales, 1 hope you vvill rorqivo ma liir tampering vvidi your fidelity." W.iles replied, overcome with emotion, " I do lurgire von from tho bottom of my hcirt, and 1 hops Clod will formvu yu.i nisi. Wnloa was weepui, and Sj.cnccr m pis.siu.; nut Sninll nt thoa.nii;.way. llu extended his li uid and said, "Small, torsive mo for having brought you into trouble." Small niistvcred, ".No, by ll d, Spencer, t einnut fjrgivo you." Spencer repealed his request. Smill said, " llovv can you ink of me after having brought me to llus I We shall soon be before tjjd and sh.ill llicro know all about it." Spencer and " Vou mutt fbrnivc me 1 cannot die without it." I went to Suinlinnd aflecd liim nut to cherish any res ntincnts at sueli a time, and asked him to forgiva him. lie relented held out his hand to Spencer and Mid, "I do fjrjivc you and may Uod forgive you tils ." .S nail then asked my forgiveness. I took hU hind and expressed mv furmvciiesi in the f troucost teitm. I asked liim vvh it 1 had done lint he should seek my life) if 1 had bean Inrsh either m deed or word to '"-, "0 uKchimed. " hat h ive you done, Capt. ... u .nun i m ii.u nutu uuiie in nic i noiniiiji but treated me hk a m in." 1 toll luni of the high Icvmis.lii.mes under whuh I acted: of the duly I owed my Dove nuiiiitand the ship with which it had entrusted mo! ol lnsuel.'iieetow.inl Ins tjomniin.l'r nn.l the hov s he intended to put in death, and of the huh duly 1 owed to thu dig of mv countiy. "ilimrrl he exclaimed, "liod bless tint Ih;; and prosper itl'' " Now," slid he, "give mo a q.uclt and ossydoidt." Kponcersnd to I.ieut. CinHcvoorl that his courage hid be.'ii doubled) but ho wished him to b.'jr witness ilnl Id died hko u hravu mm. Hd as' would ha the signal fur his executnn. I told hi'ii that I win desirous of hoistm colors at the in stant to s'nnv linn the of th.! Somcra waslixcd to the mast lis id j and th it I inlcnJed to beat the call to h jilt cul irs aud th m roll oil's and at the third roli n gun would ba Piri-d as the signal, lie kcd leave to give the signal I at oiica acceded. He asked .f it wi9 the gun under him. I told linn ;it was but o.-.c removed, lie t'skei if it w ould I e fired by a lock and vvifur. I w as told that preparations htd be?n nndc to file it with a match ; and iuimcdistely urderud a supply of live coals and fresh costs to he passed con stantly; and then assured linn tint there should bo nodeliy. Too timo was now weiring away. Small reques ted leavo to address tho crew. Spencer havin; had lesvo to givu the signal, was asksd if he would give Small tho leave he asked. Ha said yes. Snail then said ! " S'i!p-m'it:3 and top-nates t Take warning by my example. I n.'ver killed a man but only snd tlisl 1 would d lit, and for that 1 am about to din. Going in a. rVjiiuaiinn brought me to this. Take warning un 1 never ko in a (iumeuiau." Turning to ."spencer, lie said, "I am ii.ily are you 7" Cromwell's last words were," "lellmy wife lint I diu innocent ; I die an innocent man. I'rum lite appearance of thus mm in assuming t j be innocent, it would seem that tjpencer .ouk nil the risk of the oftnr, and Cromwell intended to ptolit by it, 1 placed mysidf where I caul i tnki- in the whole deck wilh my eye. An word nasgnen by Spencer. He filially said lis co lid not givo the word, and Wished rue to do it. Too word was nccordinglygiv cn a. id the oxcuiun took The crew was ordered ait when I addressed them. I called their attention to the fjleof the young men who had lust been bung in their piesence. 1 (.poke of the distinguished socul pos.iion ftpanecr had held at home, an f held up btfoie llicin tho career of use fulness nnd prole'siunal honor to which a courts of fnitliful duty would have raised him. After baling been but a few uiontiis at eJ, he Ind criniurilly as pired to supplant mo in a command I had earned by thirty years of fjiihful service. Tneir own fjlure fortunes, 1 lold them, wera within their own control ; I opened fo them the stations of respectability andol future honor to which they might rise, but .told them it could only be etep by step, in a regular course. 1 called thf;ir attention ulso to Cromwell's course. Ho had received a handsomo education, and his hand writing was even elegants but he ho had also faded through hia love of uold. The first 15 he had re ceived from Silencer had bought him, and the hape of great plunder had secured the purchase. An ou ecdo'c had been told to me by Coll.ns of Cromwell, which carried its own moral with it, snd which 1 de sire I Cdhns to repeat, lie did so: he told them that ho once went to India with Cromwell, and thalth?y took on board there a keg of doubloons for Mr. Thorndikc. Collins nlona knew of iis being aboard, and kept It a secret till thay went ashore. Ho then told Cromwell of it, who laughed at bim, and Slid that if "he had known abut it, In would h ive run nway wilh the i eg." 1 told the clew they had only to choose between the two Collins and Cromwell. Hmili also had been biought up to better thinge, but had not been able to rcsi.-l teiupialiou, and had died invoking blessuu's on the fh of his country. All hauls wero Iheu cilh'i lochiei elrp an J gave three hearty cheers. Tlnco heartier cheers m ver wont -.1(1 from tho dock of an Ametican ship! In that 6loriri'- miment I vctily believe the purest and loftiest patrol 'hi burst forth from lh breasts even of t io wort cmisfiiraiors. From that moment 1 felt that I v w it ronivlctclif master of wj restl and fiat J cnu ' r'.th her tc'tatcver the honor uf my country i '. b.:i . was piped, and I noticed with feelings ofpsin that sjtu-j of Itio l.oys, us they passed the bodies. Ia qhed and mei-reef ut them. I slid deMrcd that Spunrer should be buriel in a coflin, and giw orders to have ona built. Hut Lieut. G.nucioort ol! icd to relinquished a mess ch:st ho had lor that purpose, was soo.i conicrtcd into i substantial colli, i. Tlu watch was set, and ihs bu lies were lowered. Tney were revolted bv their ines-sinaies, to bedi'ceinly laid out for buiial. Tho Iidshipuuin ass sted 111 tho duty. .Spencer was hid out in his complete uiufoi ill eeept his sword, whieh he h id forfeited tho right to wear. 1 noticed that upon the hands of onu of the others n seaman ha I tied a iibbon, with Iho mine upon it ol lint Soincrs who to d.t!nguihed himself by his gallantry, patriotism and ikill. On Cromwell's fucu a saber-cut was visible, and on le noting his hnir four or lite inaro were diseotcre.lj wmcn siiotteu unit ue nau Lilcu wnerc wounds were given, lie was said to haie boui in a e-laver, and in ..loro Castle in H.itaua ; and it was the general im presMiu he had been a pirate. A squall of ram soon sprang up, which rendered it necessary to cover thebod.ts with tupauhns. Thev were arnngod accoidiug to iheir iiink, and all hands were rilled m burv timid ml. 'If,, imnnnin !.',,,. I wis lowered to h ill-umst. Ni.iht had now t- i in'. All Iho la. nils vv rj Ion ,1.1 IdisiriVnel sunn j iboerew nnd placed in ihe bows, in the gang-way, and in the quarter boat. Tho service for the dead was read and the bodws were eomiuillod lo the deep. Tlio office vv.;re closed by read, ugl'iat beautiful p-aver, so suitable to tho uc.'iskm, "l'rci.'rvuus from livi dangers of the tais and tho vulenco ofenimics. Illcss Ihe L'nitcd Stiles : tv.ncli overall lint are upon the dLcn, and protect tho inhabitants of the land ui peace and qu.ct, luroufh Jesus Chrht nur Iiiiid." Inreidmg thisl simerely llianked Rod for the pro tection of the Suincrs. anil tUt a firm faith licit he would hineiiun the deed of ihit thy. On the following Soud iy, ihe lib nf December, alicr ll.o laws for the fiovernmcnl of ilin N'ivy In j been lcad,aecoidiug lo nvinible custom on board iho Soiuers, I took oeca Bion t J allude to the lesson to bo drawn from tin- fila of lho" who sulVred. Iled tho minds oflho crow back to their youthful days and showed llieui lutli'yoil tr iiii.iluj un lor.fjjt tha wiso cuuns.-l nnd ndmmi'ions of their friends. In SiiiiU'h loekcr were Ictleis from Ins mother, expressing the joy she f.dt that ho was bo hnppy on buartl the Somcrs. (T us was before Spencer had joined ) There wns nlso a bibls, ill lliL leive of which be had coj.ied como verses from Iho Sailors' Ma;azme, inpraiksui lib holy precepts. These verso.s 1 lead U the e-renv. 1 ihus showed them hotv Small valued his Ihble, but that lie dil hot icsist tcinptalinn. I urged iheiu lu read it tloM-ly and attend faithfully to lis precepts. 1 en deavored lo show tint tin ro could he no Mich thing ns honest Atheism. I held up before llicm huw Spen cer had injari'd inmy iii-ople, nnd ctpecnlly luspi retiu. He had lacked filial ity and piety towards (iod two piiui 'ples which would never have suflered him to go ajlray. In conclusion, 1 called on them, as tin y hud pivvu iluee beers for their country, now (o giveihiie tlieeis fur liod as they would iloby sing ing hiii praise. Too colors wero then lmi'ted, and shorn ihe Aur;il"iu I'.-mi'-u vvusroued the liannerof llu) Cross tha only thg tint over lloiisa ove it fiom any v. scl under my comunnd. The IDOlh IVihu w ns ung, after w hieh tho crew dispersed. I could not kelp, on that day of f eaceful Sbb.ith vvorblup, conliasling thn condition of my vcsrl with th u she would Invepris-utid had .befallen into pirate's hands. Norcould I avoid nbjcrving the marked dice! produc ed upon the sh ji's company by tha prnceuhngs. I was bitisfii'd nt unci' Ihui all danger was patt and iho mutiny broken for ever. In cbifin ; this Report there yrt remains the plesc iug duty of ndverung lo iho conduct of the under olli eera. Tb"l!rml.i.uleiinnl. throughout ilin whole diffi culty Ins h irne him? df with courage, nnd sustsined a lofty andehivnltons p irt. Always nrmed, liUpiMilof. ten cuckcd- onlv'in a single instance has any nn idem; nccuriedt and ih il nroso fiom Ihe accidenlnl riis. charao of his pistol winds nrreslimi Cromwell. IS'.'t in rank lo the Commnnder on boaid the vessel, he was mv equal in the ilisctiartrcot every duty, rvever since iho e'xi'ienco of iho Union Ins a coinmai,der be-ti more ably nnd 7. 'aln sly seconded by a l'irpt l.ieutcnanl, Where nil behaved so well, it iniyseviu invidious to partieuliiiMj yet I cannot avoid refer lice to thocondu. tof Purser Haskell, nnd Surieon tiieock. H)th were in delicato health, rind the lulu r especially wns not in a fit condition to go tots"i. He had re'urned in ihe Dolphin from Ihccriasl of Africa, snd had snllered froiii Ihe fever in theliivcr Nunez. Tit he did duty through ihe difficulty, llotli obeyed Sh order to go armed and keep watch without the shfhtnt murmur. t would respectfully suggest that the thanks of the Department bepresented to all tho officers of tho homers. Tho opinion Ihcy gavo wcio their uwni if they wore erroneous the responsibility is not theirs, 't he opinions, the acts and the responsibility nro niiiio alone on J 1 freely meet that ordeal to which my con duct will undoubtedly bo subjected truslin to that consciousness of re iiinde in my own borom which has nova fir ono moment foisuluii me, or vv.-iveicd in the shglitest decree. 1 suliiml llial J, W. Wales liy Ins coolness ami prrs cneoof mind and firm integrity, li is rendered to tho American Navy n inemntnblo s-rvicc. Iliad somo dillicu ly with him at Porto Uicot and on tint no. count bo was singled out ami tamparod wilh hut ho lommicd truu to the Hag of his country. A Purser's post or a li.iiidsoiiiopcciuuiry recompense would bun sntil! compi'tuition for tho services he rendered. Sciijant tiartry proved hints. If worthy tlio noblo corps to which ho beionsrcd. lie rose from liisliam. tnoi'lt, where he had bum confined by sicltirss, nnd (hd duty Ihrou 'h the wiijloall'.ur! mid wli-n this was done Ins malady returned ami ho was again disabled. 1 respectfully suggest tint Scrgrnnl (iirliy lio moted to a Slcoii I t.iculn.iucy tn the Muino Corps. I nisi recommend the otficr'oUieers to the notice of the Depitlm. ut. I believe that their promotion will bo benelicnl In tho Xavy. Iftlicv prove to bo un worthy of it, the service ihey have now rendered can not bu injured by that. It will bo remembered in tlio Navy that whenn mutiny occutred and lliey remain ed Ijilliful totlieir tiust, their services were not forgot ten! if Ihey prove unworthy of it, this will not be re corded with it. If it bo deemed that I have had any merit for the preservation of the Somerslrom the tcvhcioui toils by which she was surrounded, both sutconnd before beg lint it mavaecruc without rescrve'to mv nephew, Mr. l'erryj and that ho be placed in tho iiuHion left I Her ilrparture fiom the united Stairs. I respectfully caes'iiuy me unn m .tir. opencrr. I pledpa my i si If for the cn'ire fait!ifulncs and jtml with which fi Inch ho will disrh rce its duties. I'or myself. 1 only nslt lint. wlnietcr tiny be thought of tho scril-cs tendered to tho flag of my country, w hich should bs tho first eon si lend, my own honor may also meet with duo con sideration. I only that I unv not he tlcpriwd of my command i ntd I am found to' he unworthy of it. AI,I.X. SUDKl.I. MACKKNZIIJ. After the ntrralivo wnsruatl, the first wit ness, Jolm B. Wnlos, was called, llu sta ted thai on the nijjht of Novcmhor 25, after soma unimportant conversation, Spencer ask ed him to get on the top of thu boom, as he hud something very important to conumtni cato to him. Witness proceeded lo relate as follows : I got on the boom, nnd he commenced tho conver sation by asking me if 1 was afiaid of death, spen cer and 1 were alono. Ho asked me if I was alraid of death. Old I fear a dead man f and dare 1 kill n ptisonl 1 was very much surprised nt these re marks, and looked up to see if ho was in earnest, and found he was so, looking very serious. I replied that 1 was not particularly efes.rous to die os yet ; tint I had no c luseto fear a dead parson ; a id that if a man sufficiently nbu.,l me, I thought I cruiM uinslcr cour age lo kill him, if necessiry. f-p u'er repl.ej, "I don't doubt your courngo at" r.ll j I know it." He then sai.l, can vo l keep a secret, ami will you kip onol If u, Ink,; thuoath. lie dictated nn'oath, the wliolcof whieh I ain't recollect, but the purpirtuf ii was, itmt I should never makeknown to any person what hu was alio it to rehte. I trok the ojth, which w is a inrnisleied by word of mouth. I Io then turn on to say that he was leagued with about twenty of the brigs company, to lake her, murder all her offi cers, and co.nm nee pinning. The places and sta tions of the nu n he hid nil arranged in s--rot wri ting. U me up in his nee!(e.-cbi"f. 1 la req.i"sled me to feci Ins neckerchief, which I did, and pcrt'civtds'vnc lliiug 1 1 tlu back pari, whieh nppeartd fiom the no so it in ide to bo paper, llu then went on lo state tiio pint he intended to pursue. The nf 11 ay would com mence some in dit wnen ho had tho mid-watch. Some of his urn would get into n fight on the fore castle. He Cpeneer) was to bring them up to the masl, and call Roger, the officer of the dee!;, to pre tend to settle the ihffic. Ily. As soon as lingers got to the gangway, tHeywere to seize him and thrust him otuboird. Tlvy wnvld then hate iho vessel in their own possession. Too keys of the arm chest, he stated, he could lay h:s hands on at any moment. 'I ho aim chest was to be ope lied, and arms to be dis tributed to his men. He was then to sianin them at the hitches to prevent any one from coming on deck, while ho himsi If would proceed to the cabin and mur der the commmder with the least noise possible'. lie should then proceed with some of hia men to th1; tv.itd-room, and there m irder iho ward-room end steer igeollieers. Ho stated tint the officers had no arms in ilia ward roam with the except.on of the first iieuienani, nn i all me arms tie nail tUTu was an ol 1 cuilass, which ho ("spencer) should secure bofore the nliiay commenced. This being accomplished, he should go on deck, and have the itvo after guns slew ed round, s as lo h no a raking p'is lion olf Ihudfck. Ho would then cause n'l the crew lo hi called on deck, anj s.'lect from them a number, such ns would suit Ins purpose, and the rein unler ho wnuld causj to bo iluuwn oterboard. 'Ihn tloue, the bri'r was to proceed toCipe Antonio or iho lsleuf l ines, and lliero take on board one who wasfauunr with their inten ded businos", and who was reidv an I willing to join them. His numo una not iciicmbeiuJ, nor dull ask it. They were next to commence cruising for piijios. Whenever lliey captured a vessel, uficr taking from her what would b'tof uso tu tiiein, that weie to mur der all un boird, an I seul'lo the vessel s) ns to leivo no Ir ices of her. Should there be any fannies on board, they wool 1 have the'm remot.d io the brigfor the use of the ufficcrsand mm, as long ns they si'.v lit, and then mike away with them. Spencer then call up i:iiliu Small, a seaman, who wi3 on the rail. I had not befoie this made -peniT nny rip v, nndha commenced Hiking lo hi n ill Spanish. 1 did not understand what tuey s nd, hut Small looked surpris ed. 1 saw Sinill's f ice dielinetlv. Spruce r then re marked in I'ngii-h, 'Oh, j -in md nu be irideranv apprehension of fe ir on his (witm s's) nccnunt, u I hate s jun led him pretty well.'nnd find he is one of us." Small seeimd to lw pleased, and remarked that ho w n very glad lo hear it. Sun 1 1 was tin n called to exeeiitn sime order. He fore eoin7, ho.vevei, Sp. n-er told him tliathe (Spen cer) sho Id hate tho mid-watch that ni'dit, anil wi-h-el to hi vesemo further conversation with him rela llvo to the.r plans, and ib sired S mil lo see fiat fore- t ip man in the mean lime but did not mention Ins n line. Smill then e t, an.l Si! meer made overtures to me, and snd if 1 shoui 1 1 un th-m he would give mo ike situation of third nlficcr on bmrd. He then went on to stale, that tho commander had a birge ainnunt of money on board. 'I Ins. ho snd. Willi wh it the Purser had, would mako a preltv litllr- sum lo commence with, tin then asked wo what I llioight of the nroi -ot, anil 1 lold him I was fnotnb v distmsed tu it. My duty then called mo aw.iv. nputicer remarkeil that lie would li ivc another micr- view to-inoriow, and lie would then show mo lint plan of hu, drawn up. 1 Ie llidi followed ineasfiras ihegingWiiv.pavi'ijifl hstied n sv liable of what he coniuiuuieiieo io me, i i-'ioiuu no murucreu, ami tuai if he did nnl doit himself, thiHo connected with him would, and go where 1 might, my lifo would not ba worth a etiaw. 1 repliid thai I would not make any iiii'iliion en it. inn conversation last'-il neatly Itvo hours, ve were nearly m Iho txiilrcoi tbo booms, contrary lo the rules of the ship. Witness proceeded to relate, more in de tail than wo have room to givo, that this con versation ocuurred nt eight or nitiu o'clock that it was very light and witness inten ded to communicate these facts to Commnn der Mackenzie observed that ho was watch ed by Small, and afterwards by Spencer went to the steerage to try lo get into the ward room, but perceived the lights wero out found Spencer still awake was obliged tu let tho matter rest till morning did not sleep, and at seven o'clock communicated tbo plot to Purser Haskell. Spencer was confined that evening. Afler Spencer wa- put in irons, witness says: I faw dissalitfaclion existing in tho men. who (oiiiclimesii quired un order lo bu tive-n two or three limes bcloro it was obeyed, and nat even ihen without uiuiieriug. going on elecu, when ciille I, iiiulteriug. 1 baw WiUun and Mclfta und McKinb y collected together on the foiccaotle, talk ing togelhcr,and when un officer would go lo ihttn, Ihey would separate, f d,d not bear the conversa tion. Thene.Mday I did nut liter anything; but 1 noticed that the men were cenerJIy bulky in comer to their duly. Tho following day, 1 think it was, Cromwell nnd Suiall were nur in irons. Afler Siilii. cer,Sinallan 1 Crom.vell were put in irons.thostate of me Blew wnseiisorucny. i was oitu er over the pus. oners, and the nex I morning, while holy r toning tho decks, 1 saw bign made between Spencer, 'rouiwe-ll, WiUon and ItcKtnley. Ciomwellwas lyuigonlhe rni elicit, and arose from it, nn 1 1 lold him Mint if ho blirred I would shoot him. 1 then followed him (Wil son) wilh a i rocked, mid found tint be hud 'U ked out a handspike, one' I to'el Is is is if he midesny further signs, I would blow his bruins out. Ilo made no reply, but went nbout hit wink : und hegnu lu elrivvwuier. I p it thohindspikeiuits place. I ex pressed iny fears to the (list Lieutenant and lo .Mr Mnckenic, nnd snid it wns dangerous lo liavo holy stones about ihe de i k. ns ihey inilit knocl. n t our brums null them, Wh. . m irons, I percrived Spen cer Iriuillingn baltl axe in the lark, und was trying ll he coiihl nsi' it while in irons. 1 expressed my fmrs nbi'Ul the halt c nrs lo the first Lieutenant, and the Cominaneler had ll'eni removcel. The morning l,u foro they wro confined, Mcltcn, Wilson, Green, nnd Mcl.ii. kv, nil mis' dlhur muster, nnd congregates! nround ilietlcm of tlielaunHi, nnd did not anew, r to their miihler, 'Phut day they wero put in irons nt morning quarters, vvhc h was at nine oVI ck. Afler lliey vveto put in irons, there wns some dissatisfaction amongst somo of Ihe men and boys.who were surly about their work, when trdcitd to ito it, but I heard nothingsatd, Tho dissalisfaclion kept on until the excctilion t nftcr vthich thoso who were Iho moBt sul-" ky before, wero then tho first to run to do an order, when directed to do it. Tlio surliness was inctens tngnfier the nrrcsl of Spencer, which was perceptible from day to day. I think ns ninny ns hilf of tho cfcw exhibited these symptoms, nnd probably more. Vi ittiess desciihed Iho manner of execu tion at some length, and nccording to tlio words of iho report : Witness related n number of incidents and conver silions of an earlier dale, which nro not particularly Inipoitiut, but as showing Spencer's hostile feeling towards tho Coinmirider, mid his conduct in ingraci nliurr himself wilh the crow. Witness, in reply Ion question put lo him, slid that Capt. Jlncketu e was humanu and piompt ns n roinmandcr. nnd did nut la bor under nn) fear, nor did nny of Iho officers! and lint eiciy thing llni could I o done for the comfort of those on board, was done. Tho witncs.1 was next nkcd if ho believed that un der tbo cniiinstinces which cxeis'cd on board Iho -'outer", she could have been brought to port in safe tn,tf thu execution had not taken place. To which the witm ss replied, "So sir, I do not be hove she could. Ibehotothuy(theinntiueers) would Intu reseuedthu pii-ouciss ntidlexpiessed that opinion at Iho timo to Mr, liansevooi t. I'or I thought those who wem at largo would rescue the prisoners and take posses sion of tho esol.' On balurd.iy tho examination was contin ued. Mr. Wales was again called, nnd re plied to several questions, which wore not important. Ho understood that iho mutiny was to lie carried into e fleet soon after tho dato of thu interview, and hefuro tho arrival of the vessel at St. Tlinmas. Lieut, riinrevoort was then called and sworn. Ho confirmed ihe statement of Vt'nleB. of thn man ner and purport of tho communication made to him through .Mr. Haskell, whuh hu immediately commu nicated to Com. Ilotcceited thocointiiu mention with coolness, nnd expressed bis doubts of tho ttiilh of Iho siorv. Witness was in keen strut watch of Spencer an.l tlio others, which ho did. tvuness soon niter caugiit tiiocve of Spencer, ns he was silting on the loiilid of a ladder, and ohserted nn expression of countenance, which convinced him of Iii3 guilt. Witness lidded, as reported by the IS'cw 1 ork Commercial Advertiser as soon cn the ham mocks were slowed I repotted the cucuinstances lo the commander, nnd lold bun 1 thought something should be done in order to bo ee-curv. Hj replied that wo had belter keep n sharp look uult that he did not wish to do nnv thins hnstdv. and nt eruimi" 3uarlers he would de'cidewhat to do. Just before tlio rum beat to quarters, he asked tne what it was best to not what 1 would do ll 1 were in his place? I told him if I were commander I would take Spencer oft, iron him, nnd keep him on thn quarter deck, lie torn me ttial was Iho course he intended lo pursue. Ho was very clad Ihui I agreed with him. Tho drum bent lo quarters, nnd he ordered me to call the men nfl, which 1 did, leaving Midshipman Hayes in tho forecastle. When the officers were forward, on the starboaid elde, Commander McKcnzia said to Jlr. Spencer, "1 understand you nspiro lo the command of this ves-el. How you nro to arrive nt itl don't know, unless by waking over my deid body and those of my officers." 1 think Spe'nccr bald no thai it was n jo'.e. Oommnnibr MuICcnzio siid. "It is a very scsious J ike, nnd ono that may cost you your life-. Do ymi deny having had frequent conversations with Small nn.l otiurs'J" I thought Spencer appeared a little confused. He uid, "mi, it .. an all a joke," Com mander .McfCen.'. o asked him if ho had a paper con cealed in bis neck-lnndkcrchief. I wish to be un derjloal that ho did nut deny the convcrsaiion. but said it was a jahc. On exam. na lion of Spencer's neckcloth, nothing was fion.l. lie wis ordered to be put m iro s, and Ins sword was taken from him. The officers nn dei t wero nrmed then Willi pistols, and wt'r.esj was ordered, il Hpen -cr nllcuiplid to escape, or to com mumcalo with in. .crew, to blowout h s brums. "In tne morning 1 bid n contersauon with somo of the men whoml suiipostd to bo true. Carpenter's unto Oickinsin, and (iunner's mate King. 1 am not positive vt hctlier th.s conversation took place on the m irnuig of the ti"xt day, or the evening Spencer was arrested. 1 think Dickenson snd ' that lug fel low forward ought to bo confined, as it was danger ous lu h ive him about." I then asked him to whom ho alluded, nnd he said Cromwell, the ISoatswnm's mate. I can't tecolUxt nil the conversations I hid with the;: persons, as I was constantly about picking up information. They wero impresses! with the idea mat it was dingerous lo leive Cromwell nt hrge, and when ho was confined, lliey expressed thcmsilt'os (lung and Dickenson) ns mure ui their eisj. They believed h.m to bo dangerous sud desired that ho ought be confined. 1 hey stated as reasons for desiring this, his change of in inner and conduct. On ono occas.on when 1 deserved his punishment that he was puiltv. I Dickenson was taking o stick which belonged to I think ibecommander said to him, "Smill" whst have me, m the store room, Cromwell siid it should nnl I ' done that you don't bid mo good bvcT" Small re- go there. Dickenson said u belonged to me (I.ieut. I plied, ' I dtd'i knou'that you would luda poor Li.) but C'roonvcil said ho did'ntcaro a d m, it hke mo good bye." sh.tuld not go thero. It was however put llicro, and I ' think the commander ns'.edhimif lie lml nnttreit allowed tu lemain, and ns Dickinson was coming up cd li-m well, or vvor 's to that efpet i ho lold him lint the hddur Cromwell said 'I'll pay you for this yei," he was sorry to tho punishment, but the honor or words to i Ji.-tt effect. i oflho flag and tho stifUy of the crew reqiiredlt, or In Ihenflcruo n of that diy, (tho 27ih) while seated I words lo bal effect, in llu ward room, I heard the officer of the deck, Ho replH, " Vcs, I honor vou for il." Mr. Spen Mr. Thompson or Mr. Has, sing out, hel iy" revcr-1 ccr then naked linn if he wo ild forgive him. Small al times, and I think 1 he in! Commander M. itpeat tho order. I loiked up through tho hitch ami saw thu mam royal mast had gone. 1 went on deck im mediately, and tho Commander ordi rid me to take chirge ol the deck. On loj .uig aloft 1 saw twin vf!i.'.l, V.'iUon, Cold'uian, and 1 think others who wem ens'.! o.d ut beinj nugiccd m tho plot, about the mist bond nnd lit the ciosstrers. Tho ominanuer observed tf.em also. They did not ap pear lo be very active- in cleinnj away the wrick. On Hut horl, Cioinwiil wis gnnctally very noisy nnd, but lhi li.nehe snd nothing. It .ippeared to mo ihey went al lit mure for convcrsa iion man for work. I ilun . I hid before ibis men tinned to the Commander that the men suspected A short timo after this, the rVnnmsml,.,- !.,i t. lllOUllht It was lleeess'irv to eonfin I'r.univ. M 1 Iloid him I agreed rttih I ns I cons.dorcd luni a' Viry dangerous person. .My mind yi I been cirncl I bick U iinny things which hid occurred b.'f,.ru this thing was, win -li I uccr ro ilJ account lor ' nil tins plot vv is foun I out, and theso wero my rca- j sonsfor ajieemg with Coinimnder M. ! I was going lo hud the top and order Cromwell down, but the Commander lold me to wait till he came down. I waited until Crontwel eamo tljivn from aloft, and n3 ijoon ns became upon the Jacob's ladder, I tucked my pitol ami po meet il at hint, nnd whtiihe t'otoii de k I lold him llu fijiiiam u-icl,i.,l to see bun. He came aft, and Com. Mc v'enziu order ed him lo bit down. Com. M. nil there wero a great many suspicions about him, nnd ho coiniiibrrd it nee e s,iry lu confine bun. Ilo w as lold ho was to bu con fined in lliesuuo way thn Spencer wasconflued, nnd was lobe taken huiiiu nnd tried by tho litvs of his countiy.and if ho wis tiiuoeeiit he would beacquittcd, nun ii iiiuy nu i u ii in pinu-il.'O lie n plied, 'Yen, sir ; bin I don't know nny thing nbout it, 1 assure you, sir, 1 don't know any thui" ' about this." 1 hero was somethmr' else passed, lml T ilnn ..rtm I rccollcLt it. Tho commander Ihen raid bOineihin"to I niuabout Small, nnd asked me if 1 thought il wolihl miio.' oj ier locouiinenim, i to'il luni f ilou-ht it vvould be I titer, nnd he directed me to order him nfl. ' Much Hie siine cmversnion passed between t!iC com- , ""'"w aiiu on, in ns uk-tweeii mo ejoiiiiinnucr anil Cromwell. Ho lold bun he vvould be confined as the other two prisoners were, and brought home. Sm ill ehd tioidouyhavinghad convcrsaiion wilh Spencer. TlieConimindcr cud. 'Mr. Snencer bis I to youabout this plot," nud Smill said, yes sir, or some w ords indicating that he did not di ny il, and undo no -i.iiun.iu i,miK i.u,i,iiii.-u. uo uum lien naviru' liad sueli. Hi-was then put in irons. 1 think it was at that timo all ihe officers were nrmed. They we-ro armed and stationed nbout the deck nt tlio time Crom well came from olc-lt nnd was nrrcsitd. They con tinued Iovvt.1I Iheirnrinsaficrwaidunlilvvenrnved. I think it was on the 29lh that Wilson, McKinlcy, fireen and .MedCtcweio confined. Wilson, for having had a kinfo in his bag, w hich ho bought on iho roisl of Africa, and King lold me he thought be in. ded to g ye it to Spencer. I found King nn l Dickmsin til insnin the Ice side of thu deck, mill Ivinrr an, I tn me, 'has Wilson drawn twoor three knives "from tho smrrrocm! laleltl' 1 1 told luni 'none -thai I knew of." Ilo said, ,'1 heard that ho had several knives in bis sad '''r. i .' nu i iiiiuitii tvouiu uoago iti ijau to oterliaul M ; he his had his liaL' nt the after nart of ibit mm ntarwhero Mr. Siioncer is. nil da v. nnd a away in ihe rigging oflho gun, which he thought lie iiiienueu to pui in llic Hands of Spencer." I overhaul ed this birr of Wilson's, nnd found there nn .ifrinn dirk, which wns very sharp, nud hid tbo appearance of having I n lately ground or sharpened. Thol.nifo now hiTois iheoiici luiind in Wilson' baj. I was toiu mat luerowus nnolher kudo in Hie possession of (Jeorge Warner, which 1 recollected havinir nm nn the toabl of Africa; it was ntit similar to this (.tiifo of tviisnn ; it wiiHviryuull 1 ordered Warner tu bring it to me, which he did; and boilt wero placed in the arm chest for safe keeping. 1 think it was nt time time I said ii Iliekinsnn King h iving lell, 'Whatdoynuth'uikol ihosa lellowsl' ulludini.' to l'ie nris. uiers. lie bind In me. 'mv nnm. inns that the el d fool is on tho larboard nimriicst and iho d eUcouudrtl on tho staibo ird armchest, Suiallnnd Cromwell wtro both on the starboard fi le, and I said lo him you mean Crouiwelll' though I was prelly well silisfi. d in my own mind. Ho slid 'Vcs bir, ho is Iho most dangerous man nn board III" ship.' I had several con vers Hons with the men nud they wero all of the opinion that this man Cromwell " very uangerous man. I conversed wiMi An ler. 8011, llrowmuir. Khut nuil llh'limcnn nit tliia a. it.,... rind they nlivnvs lold mo ihey thouebt Cromwell the most dangeiiins in iho plot. 1 was not inform, td many of 'Hi. s,-. couversituitis how fir iho plot had ml. n ltd. I used lit nslt ihnoinen whuni I ihou-ht t uehotv fur th ykncwiihad cxlendeil and I kepi spies on ihu lookout. On 1 lie same n lit 1 spok. with Dickinson, nnd King. I wns lold thero was n collection of arms in iho i tore room, bull overhauled that place nnd found nothing. I then ords red all the holv stunes. niarlm snikes. tnnnkpv tnlea. nn.l 1l Ihoso things which 1 thought might be used against us, to bo collected, placed them in ihosloro room nnd hnd tho door loocktd nnd otherwise, secured. King. an I Dickinson both lold me, l believe, that nil the older boys wero concerned in tho plot. Tho testimony of Iho witn, ss was then read over to hint, nnd being corrected, Iho court was adjourned to a uusuuy, ut III ll) .11. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 18-13. Wo givo below iho most important part or tlio proceedings on Tuesday, to ono o'clock, winch wo extract fiom tho N. Y. Commercial. Lieutenant Gansovoort was further oxamincd, mid his testimony was as follows : Jml!sAtlro;nte. I.icutcnsnt Onnscvoort, you con cluded your testimony on Saturday, by stating that the three executed wero in irons, and that it was Iho impression uf King and Dickinson that tho older hoys were concerned in tho plot. iMctif. Oanscioort. On tho morning nftcr theso were arrested Iho commanding officer ordctcd mo lonrmnll tha petty officers; ho had expressed a wih that Ihey should be armed hefuro. I hnd not full con fidonco in them then, nnd discourngcd it, On this morning I obeyed ihe order, nnd nrmed tho men tho petty officers who were true to their lla-M thcrovvere seven of them. The commander then addressed them and cave them their orders, I had no mems nf judging whether these offices werelrue, except frum conversation with them, which removed my s they wero not Irusf-tvor-til V. The orders the cnniinnnder imvb. iDiifHrn, 1 recollect, wero thai if I saw an attempt madn to res cue the prisoners, to put the prismcis to death, nnl those who made the nlicmpt. if 1 save the prisoners forward of the mainmast nnd in communication with tho crow, then lo put them to death J to keep a watch fill uyc on the new, and if I sow nny mutinous nl icmpt, to usa Ihenrms 1 had upon me. I t'io.1 ordered them forward. I forpnt lo stale that Iho.lcltcr of Commander Mackcnzio to tho officers wns si nt tho day cefoiCiOn tw oUlli. lloieleicd llmin ta n cerlam the guilt ol .-penccr, Cromwell, nnd Small. Wo collected in the wart Sooni, whero we spent thn day in examining vviticsscs. At about C o'clock 1. M. the commander jrdercd me to brcik up the council, and ordered the officer to show in force about the deck ; he t.'iought the vessel m danger. flutstion How do jou examine ihe witnesses 1 I nilimnisti red an oath, took down the testimony, and each one signed his deposition. Tho original is in the lunds of the commander. 1 read over to each ono his testimony, nnd those who could write signed it, nnd those who could not made their marli. I havon copy of this testimony. Commander Mac kenzie intimated that ho apprehended danger from tho crew. The investigation was continued tho next morning, commencing at nbout 9 o'clock on tho prevhui day we examined eight or nine some were the officers snmo were the boys who we supposed might bo implicated in the mutiny. The commander was exceedingly anxious lo know tho result of the ex amination. Tho next day wo were not long nt the cAaminition. 1 was not present the whole time, it being necessary that I should be on deck part of tho nine. 'I hose examined on the se-ond day were not tho same dimmed the first. I told Iho commander I would band him the result in writing, nnd as soon as possible. 1 lold him what opinion we had como lo, and that we weretinnimous. llccxpressed a wish that tbeans'.tcr should be out in hii hands immediate ly. There was considerable delay, owmj to mistakes in copvmg. I hiiidcd it to him, and he gave it to Midshipman Spencer. The commander has the original letter, I presume; berets a copy. After 1 gavo this answer lo the commander. I went fjrw ird and I ftlum n conversation with Spencer, but could not heir what snd. I saw them after ward, and Mr Spencer had n llible in his hnnd: the commindrr was near him, nnd hid a paper on which ho nppjared to bo writing. I heard no conversation th"n. The commander had ordered me, previous to this tune, to arrnngo the men near iho msin vsrd, whre the prisoners were to be extcutrd. lie told mo to let tbo officers ol Ihe highest rank toko leave of Mr. Spencer. Just before he crdeied mo to nrrang- thse men, I applied to the comunnder for permission to tnku leave of .Mr. Spencer, lio too', mv hand in both of Ins, and begged me very earnestly to forL'ivc him for the injuries he had done met he told mo his pun ishment was just, and that he did not object to thescu lenojj lint he thought it was ruht j thai he deserved death, buldiJ not like the way in which the command er chose to put him to deiih. Ho snd he should hive liked a longer litnoto pro pare. They were then taken to the gangway Mr. Spencer nd .Small lo the sta'heard, and romwell to tho hibourd. I was standing in the gnnw.iy nsr Small. The killer esked me if I would li' I linn gnod bye. and if I would forgive him ; hetold me thathn le-puej, -vve', unit is n nam inmg lor me to uo ; yon have brought mo to this!" Th; commander sni, " b'orgr.i' hrn, Small ; don't go ou: of the world with any bid feelings." 1 did not hear Sinill'a reply. I went to tho other s dooflliovesf.d. I saw t'roiii well sitting on the ham mock cloth-, having hold of one of the whips. He said that he was innocent, and hoped wo would find it out before fix nunths. I tin u went over into tho starboard mnnwav niin, nnd siw Spencer. He atd to me sonii tiling this, "Vou im h.ivehcird.nnd may think tint I am a I just and pure man from tho direct lino of his like n ward or" brave maUr9tlf",,e,h,:r 1 ! '. ntl from the straight path ho has mark 1 stepped down the ladder to my position in the ,.J 0ut for himself, into byuwavs, and rob gingway. Small, th-n. I think, asked permission lo . . . . l.ireas mo crew, wlii' li iho commander cive. Ilo Slid. " Till SSmateS nnd shuonnls- t nni-nr mnrderp I anybody, but I said I would; now tu e what words "ill dn. Take vv.irriiug by me." He raid that his punishment was a just one; that he did not object to " 'bititwasnll right. He said Bomclhing more, whuh I d I not hear. Mr. Spi neer askid permission to sivo Iho order tn fire the gun. 1 hoard Smill -'H Mr. Spencer, after bis speech, that bo was all ready. Mr. Spencer sftervvirils told Drowning, the Hoalswaui's male, vvhowastindingiu iho gangway, ihn hohad tut the power to give the order, and wish- e.i me coiuiniinucr io il 1 ll. I heconiiu indcr iinmc.lnlely gave the order to fire, I called o it "Whip," nud the in-ri were run up to the main yarn, i ne w nips wi re belayed, and oreler giv en to pipo down, nud ipe lo dinner. Previous to go i.ig lo dinner, theconninndernske'd mehow I thought it would do to give three cheers. I lold luni I thought il would do well; r. might show who wore wrong and who were rigiit When the men n'sembh-d nft ho told them to civo 'hree cheers to Ihe American flag, which they did, and hearty ones they were. They went lo dinner, nnd after the prisoners had l.unr? about an linnr. ilio rnni mindti ordered mo to hand thnn over lo their respect ho messmates, undhavo themdeeenlly lail oul. IVrhaps tlih is nn extreme and erroneous opin ion, nn 1 not jest. Hut 1 am merely stating facts what passes no the orr.isiin. FUOM WASHINGTON. January- 3. Mr. C. J. Ingorsoll offered a resolution proposing to abolish capital ptin- : . ? i i. i , . . . iscmcnt in public, uiutieu itl uu juiu uu thu table. Mr. Sladc, of Vermont, moved to suspend tho rules with a view to present a petition on slavery : negatived yeays 73. nays 111. HankruptLaw,br. Marshall being en titled to tho floor, ofl'urcd an apology to the I House, to tho utter dismay of u crowded ' gallery of tho "lovele fair" who Hocked to I? , . ... J ... hear him. His excuse was illness, Mr. Milton Drown, of Tennessee, thnn I IS- 1 . . . . roso anu ouereu somo remarks in opposition to .ho repeal of the Bankrupt Law, and the introduction nf Mr. Fenmii's Hill ll ,i. ! up thu provisions of tho bill as ho went along, and commented on tho general injustice it was calculated to inflict on tho creditors who had boon impoverished since it camo into operation. Mr. Weller, of Ohio, followed and oppos ed tho bill. In thu courso gf his remarks, ho reviewed tho policy of tho Whig parly in Congress on iho question hefuro thu House, and made a furious attack upon thu leader of tho Win.; party m tho country, Mr. Clay, whoso fallen fortune ho sharply commented upon, Mnl in illustration quoleel Cardinal Wolsey's (.uewell lines, from Shakespcaro: "Riretvcll u low; farewell, to nil my jrrcntuess ," Reciting tho passago tn full, Ilo then defended ut great length, the policy of tho present Kxccnlivc, nnd went into n long de fence of tho Tyler Administration, which ho lauded very highly. His speoch wai a per- feci recapitulation of tlio points introduced in tlio speeches ofiMessrs. Kennedy, Wiso and CUsinng. tit a lormerslago in tho dubato, Mr. Ferris followed, and spoko in opposi tion io 1110 Dili JANUAnv4, '12 Mr Bow.nt. took tlio floor, and I listoncd to liim with great atten tion for abolition minutes, boforo 1 couldun elcrstand what ho would bo at. Ho had words ; but with liim they did not nppear to bo "signs of ideas." Ilo appeared to bo anx ions to defend Capt. Tyler and to condemn the denunciation of him by liisown loco foco friends. He was particularly pained to hear thu assertion undo on that floor, by Itis de mocratic brethren, that no democrat could take ofllco under John Tyler, or support him, so longns ho kept such mon as Daniel Web ster, or John C. Spencer, about him. For himself, ho thought it proper that democrats should bo willing to hold oflico under Jlr. Tyler, and that they should also receive thoso gentleman into their rank. To this llicro was marked dissent, and cries of "wc'l not lako them," from Ins political brethren, and shouts of laughter from tlio whole body of the Whigs. Mr. Bowno apponrod somewhat annoyed by this, instanced himself ns an example to his brelhern to justify their reception of thoso former Federalists. He said liu was educa ted a Federalist, as were many other gentle men on ihe floor who wero now Democrats; nnd ho intimated that their ranks would be much thinned if they pursued too proscriptivo a policy towards gentlemen of that party. Mr. Bowno made whattlio methodists would term "a clean stomach." Said that ho was converted at 24, that bis father was still a Federalist, and gloried in iho name, which ho would never chango ns had been dono by himself. Ho showed, pretty conclusively, that tho old Federal party had not changed their principles while assuming the name of n 1 it- immu ui Democrats, and that it would be cruel not to take Messrs. Webster and Spencer into full communion; for tho greater tho former Fed eralist the better tha modern Democrat. Mr. Bovtwn concluded by saying that ho should voto for the repeal of the bill because he believed the people demanded it. Mr. Barnard enquired of him if tho gentleman elected in his place was not an open advo catoof tho Bankrupt Law, while ho, Mr. B., had opposed its passage, and could not bo ro-elccieJ. Air. 'i. admitted the fact, but said his defeat proceeded from anothor cause, which liofcve-r, he did not state. Mr. iN-uniwETiiEn fullowed in a very , amusing spiecll, which kept tho wltolo IIoiISC with thu exception of the "guard," in iho best kind o' humor throughout its delivery. In corroboration of the ground taken by Mr. Bowno, and in order lo strengthen his posi tion, lie rent a resolution passed nt a demo cratic meeting ut Frankfoil, Ky., and which was republished in the Mddisonian, and en dorsed by that paper as coming fiom the leading democrats of that State, to the efil-cl, that " Daniel Webster and John C. Spen cer, the two brialitcst luminaries in tho Whig flmamcnt, had in their transit to Democracy shed a halo around its principles." This was so good that tlio llouso compelled the gen tleman to rend it a second time, greeting ouch rending with roars of laughter. Ho al so read nn extract from a correspondent of, I believe, tho IS'cw York Union, who dales his letters from the While House, in which complaint is made that thoso nbout tlio Pres ident are influenced by sinister viuws, and that ;i ehspusition is manifested to got that """ ' 1115 LUJ' ullu esi, nui M.i.iiiug evuii his breeches," which latter article of wear ing apparel Mr. M. suggested might full to the lot of the gentleman from New York. Mr. Itle'riiwether then proceeded to remark upon the intent nf the proposition tnadu by tho gentleman fi mi Mass. and asked linn if il was not so ol , .ous that hu must look for bids for his government to the Democratic party and not lo the Whigs ; and that it was for purty alono lo consider tho value of the proposed trai.ifur of tho power of tho Executive.? Mr. Cushirg rose and demanded of Mr. M. to put his finger upon a rental k of his, in tho speech referred1 to, by which ho had put tlio government up at auction. Mr. M. replied, that Mr. dishing was " coming the Yankee over liim," in answer ing ono question by asking another. He would, nevertheless, givo him an answer " his whole spcoch ii an open ofli'i ing of the uovert'tnent nnd its influence to any party that may think it worth tho purchase." He would not read tho speech as it took an hour to deliver it, and his allotted timo was near ly out. Mr. Pickens next pot the floor and made n speech defining his position. He was op posed to tlio Bankrupt Law, and particular ly to tho amendment which had been offered to extend its action to banks. Ho was in fa- vor of tlio Sub-Treasury, nnd was gratified to sec M. Cushing rapidly anproximatin" in his views to that measuro. Ho was, howov- 7"', T ' "' 1'",lk' "or 1,10 &llb 1 rea,ur' qnrstion, nor tho power . ... . .i . ... . oflho government, nor all theso-coinbined, would be the great clement thnt would deter mino tho next Presidential election. It was a consideration moio potent. It would bo a strugglo for tho establishment of the impor tant doctrine of Freo Trade, for which, and for his nativo Stato of South Carolina, he went forever. Tho banner of Freo Trado had been un furled, and whether victorious or conquered it should always ho borno aloft by thoso who wero battling for this great principle. Mr. PnorriT followed in a difTuso speoch of about nn hour, talking first to ono party and then to tho other, and giving each his advico as ho remarked, without expecting any cred it for it, as he gavo it without charge. This 1 suppose, he meant as a witticism, us Ito re pealed it very often. He attempted to be aCTBauijijmiiLiijiauiiiijuiA classical, and talked about tho " bulls baying at tho moon," nl which several voices trailed out " flog, I'roflit ting, not bull," but lio was so well satisfied with Ins version that lie did not correct it. Jan. 5. Tho resolution of Mr. Bowno to instruct tlio committee on tho judiciary to re port nt two o'clock to-day a hill to refund tho fino, with interest, to O'un. Jackson, came up. Mr. Gwin and Mr. Cushing supportod tho motion. Mr. Adams obtained tho floor and spoko at soinc longlh, being listened to as usual with much interest. Ho said this was a party measure, fjlhe professions to tho contrary not withstanding) that it hud originated in the Now-1 oik Legislature, with a protege of den. Jackson, and was one of the first fruits nf tho Domocratic triumph in that Slate. Ho was opposed to thu refunding tho fino by an net of Congress, although ho would cheer fully contributo his propotion of its amount with interest, if members will mako a sub scription for that purpose. Ho tlio't Con gress in doing; justice to the living should not censuro tho dead, and whatsoever might bo its action on this subject it could not bo jus tified, without a thorough investigation of nil tho facts and the law of the case, in enacting a law sustaining the reputation uf Gen. Jack son and blasting that of Judge Hall. Ilo admitted that lie had on a previous oc casion said that a commanding General in timo of invasion had a ri"ht, by tho Law of Nations, to eslahlisli'Martiitl Law. Hu re asserted tlio correctness of tlio proposition, and said that ho would prove it when tho bill making this appropriation should come up for the action of tho House. Ho asserted in reply to an enquiry, that the Legislaturo of Rhode Island, in recent exorcise of that pow er, was also sustained by the Law of Na tions. Mr. A.'s remarks were interrupted by tho oxpiration of tlio morning hour. Messrs. Cushing and C.J. Ingorsoll mov ed that thn House resolved itself into com- mttleo of the wliolo on the Union to take up tho bill fur the telief of Gen. Jackson ; re fused vers 100, nays 10G. Tho Bankrupt bill was then taken up and debated by Mr. Gordon of N. Y., who re plied to Mr. Brown of N. Y.. whom ho treated as an apostate to tho Democratic faith and convrrt to Tylerism. Mr. G. did mil inclino 1 to mako a bid' in Mr. Cushing's sulo of tho Administration, but said John Tyler would have much penance to do before Im could bo received as high priest in the Democratic Church ; ho might come in, and engugo in the services, hut could not bo preacher, until by incontestihle proofs bo manifested sincere repentance for Itis politi cal sins and adoption of tho Democratic f.iiil.. Mr. G. elisngrcetl with Mr. Bowno r.nd thought Daniel Webster ns rank Federalist as ever, lie nllntli'il to tlio nomination by "The Union" of John Tyler for President and Wm. C. Bottck for Vice President and said it was a wicked desecration of Bouck's name, ccc. &,c. Ho said .in old Feder alist turned Democrat could not ho trusted in tny situation and that thu dog vvould return to his vomit and the sow to her wallowing. Mr. Bowno ri'snnted with much indigna tion tlits attempt to rend him out of church, and to expound lo him tho truu democratic principle's of Now York hv one whose prin ciples sat so loosely upon liim at thn last e luctinn ho had m.ido overtures to the whig leaders in his own district to run on tho whig ticket. Mr. B. professed to bo as good a as ever. Mr. Guidon undertook a reply, nnd deni ed Mr. B's statement, fcc. Tho whole of this deh.ito was listened to with attention, and much curosity us well as gratification was manifested by the Whigs at this l.tnuly quarrel, in which many more topics were In ought up than can be compress ed into tlie compass of this letter. Mr. McKeon obtained the floor, and after a few rcmai ks gave wav, and tho House adjourned. PRIDAY JIOK.M.NG, JAMjUUV13, 1313. S0MEB3 MUTINY. We liavo devoted it largo space to thn in vestigation of this case for which wo need ofier no apology. The subject is an exci ting one, and ono with which every person should mako himself acquainted. Tho in vestigation is still going on j but the testimo ny wo publish, gives the substancii of all that has been elicited thus far. That Capt. M'Kcnzio will stand justified, both by public opinion, und by his peers, thero can bo no doubt. MASSACHUSETTS. Tho legislature of this Stale assembled at Boston on the 2d inst. and has been engag ed up to Saturday last, in electing n Speak er. Luther S. Cushing, (whig,) was elected Clerk on the first ballot, by ono majority; hut it was only on Saiurd.iy, that Win. P. King, (whig,) was elected to thu chair. Par ties arc so nearly balanced that two orthreo scattering or third party votes controlled the balloiings during tho week ; and on sev eral occasions thero was an actual tie. The House will now proceed to purge itself or settle disputed elections ; and then, in con junction with tho Senate, proceed to fill va cancies in tho latter body, of which thero is enough to deteimino tho political character of that body. This done, tho llouso selects two names from tho four highest candidates voted for as Governor, and returns them to tho Senate, which boely decides between tho two. So, all now depends upon how tho vacancies in iho Senate arc filled, and this depends upon tho purgation of tho House But it will duubtless be somo time before wo know " who's Governor in MassachusclU." l'ho Sonalo now stands. 14 locos to 10 whigs, will, a locofoco orc.,ni-.ation. of course, throughout. Ueport says, that tlio abolitionists will unite with the whig, in filling tho vacancies in the Senate, and then unito wilh tin. Im'ii3 ;,. on,!!,,., .... tnthei Sonato dm Murton and Scvvell-thus compelling a wh tle"'e" J 8tn bag," have, been brought Sonato todecide botweon a locofoco and-"",1"1" clJ, tho former for tho post of Gov abolitionist. ( n nor, and tho latter for that of Lieut. Gov. , , . ftir the coming year. Of tho character of TI1K WEATIIEH. iMr. Kellogg as a man, 1 have, nt prese, " Mother E.wtTu'' is a very de''t'C old J lady at least, in tho neiiiliborh0 f 'Jur' lington, nnd if hor children doJ0t loo her, it ii not because she is ever I nE aent from homo surely. If, occasionally, she veils htr fico, for a brief oiling, hardly do we (jot things 'arranged for a frolic in l.crabienc, nro sho bursts in upon us, unexpectedly, and puts a quietus upon tho fun. But sho alwayg comes wilh smiling face, refreshed, invigor-' ated j and if not laden with buds and bloi soms, yet lighted up with sunshine and beaming with hopo and spirit-stirring influ ences. Last Friday wo had thrco fuet of mow ; on Sunday morning wo had nono, aicapt a littlo piled up around tho fences. Thcgronnil is settled and dry upon tho Square ; the beyi aro rigging up their balls, and we are really luxuriating in the softness of April weather. Tho rivers aro broken up, and much swollen : though, owing to the fact that thero was little or no frost in tho ground, we have had no food. This state of tilings, however, appear to b confined to Burlington, and its vicinity ; fof wo learn that tlio sleighing is yet good be yond twenty or thirty miles of ui, in each direction. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, Montpelicr, Jan. 5, 1843-. General Kellogg of Rockingham wa chosen President of the convention to amend tho constitution yesterday afiernocn by a majority or IG votes. Gon. K. received 121 votes, Governor Jennison 103, and thero wore two scattering. Mr. Marston of th Patriot, tho delegate (rom this town, was elected Secretary, and Bradley Barlow of Fuirfield, assistant Secretary. All thesegen tlemen arc Loco Focos, as you are well aware, and it is a somewhat singular fact that tbo constitutional convention which met here seven years ago, contained just about tho same Loco majority, as appears from thoir vote for President and other ofTiceri. It is now pretty well settled that none of the proposed amendments will bo adopted. It is understood hero that tlio Locos have voted in caucus to oppose every amendment without discrimination. The convention will probably niljourn about the middle of next week, and 1 will endeavor to make you acquainted with the result of their delibera tions in season for your paper. The Loce aro to have a convention here to day, and it is the prevailing opinion that General Kel logg will be tlieir next candidate for Gover nor. I "ill lvrito ogam tomorrow. Monthlies, Vt. Wednesday 12o'cloc!t M. ) January 11 1843. j Tho proceedings of the constitutional convention may bo communicated to you is a very few words. They havo passed upojs all tin: amendments proposed by the Council of Censors, except the last, which is now the subject of discussion, and, thus far, they liavo all been rejected, and most of them with great unanimity. The fifth and seventh wi re, however, advocated with great ability, and tlio vote on adopting them was very large. The fifth amendment, you will rec- w ollccl, proposed to give the election of Sher iffs and High Bailiffs to the People of tho respective counties, instead of tho Legisla ture, and the vole, on its adoption, stood ayes 101, nays 123. The object of the) seventh amendment was to restrict the num ber of justices of the Peace and confer iho power of appointing them upon tho peoplo of tho several towns. Tho vote on this amendment was ayes 103, nays 116. Tho others were almost unanimously rejected. The vote on tho tenth and last amendment will undoubtedly be taken this afternoon and it will follow in the footsteps of its illus trous predecessors though it deserves a better fate, for it proposes to submit all fu ture amendments of the Constitution direct ly to tho people themselves. But it will unquestionably be rejected by a very deci sive voto, notwithstanding tho largo "Demo cratic" majority in the convention. I un derstand a vote was taken this morning to adjourn to-morrow, and tho business of thu convention, therefore, will probably bo completed to day. We have had very me ting weather hero for three or four dayg past, nnd our snow has mostly been takes by storm. I will give you a more minute account of the proceedings of ihe Conven tion after the adjournment. ETHAN. LOCOFOCO CONVENTION. MoNTi'Ki.tcn, Jan. G, 1843. Tho Loco Foco stato convention met at tho Methodist Chapel, in this town, yester day nfie.'noon, and, r.o'.t.ithi'.jnding th sleighing was excellent, and tlio conventic to amend tho constitution was in session, r'l more than two hundred or two hundred fifty delegates were in attendance, ode pendent of tho members of tho constiwonal convention, tho number of delegates Pr0' bubly less than ono hundred and fifty. And who do you think they have selccft I a didatcs to bo voted for by tho L J Focog (and defeated by the People, in accordance with a commendable custom, which has pre vailed throughout our commonwealth from rnmoto antiquity) for tho offices of Govern or and Lieutenant Governor for tho ensuing ? Do you suppose tho "Farmer of La moille," and tho MiJdlebury "hobby rider," t -.;,. imrn nut on to tlio track? If so IllltU IIJIHi. I oti aro sadly mistaken. Poor Xathan, af- f i.i.-mir been used, from timo immemo lUI .IH ."fa ' 1 party liavo triumpueti most signally in caucus or m too language ol an eminent l.oco t oeo, lb" ncrncy of wealth and talent havo glrfualy triumphed over tho "codfish Dc cr',c' "anicl Kellogg of Rockingham, anl1 " "'s Lyan of your to wn, two "een- nothing to say. But I cannot conceal my r- priso.thal ap.trty who havo sunc hosann 10 tho "farmer of Lamoillo" for so many ra and who urrosalo to themselves all VO. lial, as a sort of "party pack horse," has at lo.igth been compelled to withdraw from tho j course, and tho "ruffle shirt" section of tha i' f

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