Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 19, 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 19, 1843 Page 2
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I AKU YORK HE KALI)I g rvr York, Thnrednjr, Juurjr W, IMS. I The SUMS CAM?GOU*, 0*I? am- >'ow?id? I Madness am. ? li will I* recollected a lew weeks I 4c... when wr undertook t<> express a very guarded I and literal opinion on (lie isimeni' case, thai the I " i "ourier and hnqiunr" tired up like a steamboat I M going to explode, denounced tlie expression ot I that opinion and threatened "very one and the I whol- world with being driven out of the city with I t ?whides, who dared to touch the interdicted sub Since that tune, lor sonic cause or other, the same I Courier has been graciously pleased to take ofl this awful interdict troni the world at large, but it still continues pa operations on the " wreteh of the He raid," in the following curious announcement I 1'he ? ??, commenting on our article of Monday in h relation to the i-jm' o! the Homers, alter various charges, I p ocee l? to say I " We have not, therefore, been mrpriied at the course taken by the Courier and Enquirer in the case of Captain H McKenne, which has been one of open bravado and aa sumption from the first?the least demonstration of which was his grave assertion that any man who dared to call in question Captain Mckenzie's conduct ought to be cow hided out of the city !" Now the Courier never said any such thing. In our ab sence, oneot our associates in commenting on the Herald's attack upon the commander ot the Somera, did use tome such language in relation to the editor of that notorious | sheet : but we are quite certain that nothing hat ever ap JH'imi III our luiumui ipouiiwuiu(j *uc ii?u? vt ciwj i?r dividual to his opinion in relation to thi* importnnt trans action. Stripping this piece of stultification, of "I did and 1 didn't?" I did and I didn't"?it admits the (act of such a decree?and such being ithe authority by which we are ordered to shut our mouth?stop the pen?and cease to think, we are compelled to let others speak, and under that interpretation we shall begin with the following article, out of fifty on file, from different newspapers of town and country:? [From th? Philadelphia Chronicle ] The SoisKhs CornT or Enquisv and the Testimony.? Nearly every witness examined before the Somen Court of Enquiry, has been required to answer, whether he believed that the Somers could have bean brought to the United States in safety, had the lives of Spencer, Cromwell, and Small been spired. Evon the apprentices, few of whom had ever been to aea before, and incapable 01 forming any eorrect judgment upon the subjnet, have been interrogated in the same manner, and the answen of th-whole to this query will, no doubt, be relied on as proof that there was necessity for the execution. It appears to us, however, that if every soul on board acquiesced in the belief that it would have been unsafe ta proceed with the prisoners to the U nited States; yet that even then the necessity of the case is far from being mate out. The true question is?could the brig nave been taken into the nearest port with safety, with the prisoners alive ? for it matters not whether she could have been brought to the United States or not, if it appears that there was a nearer port into which the vessel might have been navigated.? The evidence is, that the brig was within twenty-four hours sail of St. Thomas, and going before a fair wind ; this is of itself a very important fact. Let us cousider,too, the condition of thp vessel. It appears from the testimony that there was on board at the time Officers, petty officers, and seamen, 34 Ordinary seamen and landsmen, lf> Apprentices, 74 ITotal, 113 Of this number; there 1 was engaged, or suspected to be engaged, in the mutiny, one officer, one landsman, one sailing master's mate, four ordinary seamen, and eight apprentices, making, in all?mutineers, and suspected mutineers, fifteen. Only four of the above were brought home in irons, and eight others were confined after the arrival of the brig at New York. Of the rest of the erew there were true to ine American nag, Officers, anil petty officers, each armed with a catlais and two loaded pistols each, 22 Ordinary k> amen and landsmen, 10 Apprentiaes, 66 Total, 99 In view ot this amount of evidence, will any man, in his senses, pretend to doubt that ninety-eight men and l>oys, twenty-two ol whom were armed with a cutlass and two loaded pistols each, could have kept in subjection seven or fifteen prisoners in irons, for the space of twentyfour hours, until they could make the nearest port 1 Certainly no one can doubt it with any show of reason, or even doubt that they could have been brought to New York, if licccssaiT'. These facts being in evidence before the country, every man is at liberty to form an opinion upon them, and any one who will take the trouble to weigh sdl the circumstances of the case, is as capable of forming a correct conclusion on the subject, as any ot the witnesses who have testified before the Court of Enquiry. Such an opinion can only be formed upon the burden of proof adduced, and now that the facts of w-hichthatis made up are the property of the world, the errors of judgment of those who were frightened without cause, are open to animadversion. There are several instances on record where vessels and lives have been rescued from the violence of mutineers, bv the presence of mind and courage of their Captains, and the criminals hauded over to justice, where the chances against such a result were much greater than in the present case. For a Commander who has ninetyeight true men and boys to stand by him. and arms to place in their hands, to talk of resorting to the law of necessity against three prisoners in irons, or even ten times that number, u ithout arms, is preposterous in the extreme. Tliis is only a small sjiecimen. The newspaper press throughout the country are ten to one against McKenzie. No matter what may be the opinion of the Court of Enquiry?no matter what may be the decision of the government, the country, and, we believe Congress, are totally against the necessity of those awful executions. There is only one way in which Captain McKenzie can be justified, and in that way he can be effectually saved. Captain McKenzie and his officers acted at the time under a sj/trifs of insanity, produced by panic, a vivid imagination, and the spirit of the age, all working together. Read over carefully his hurried narrative, and who will doubt his perfect insanity 1 His horrid execution of the three men?his piping down to dinner, while these three human bodies were dangling at the yard arm?the awful dinner talk, full of horrors, laughing and blood?the piping up again to cut the dead bodies down?the horrid funeral service under the blue sky of heaven?the mingling cheers of the crew to the American Hag and the banner of the Croon?to the United States and to God Almighty?the closing scene of his lecture on atheism, and his recommendation of his nephew to fill the warm xho?*8 of the young man just executed?form together one ol the most awful examples of human intellect run mad?of human imagination in a state of insanity, that ever the world saw. We justify poor McKenzie completely?we would not harm a hair of his head. He is as innocent as the new born child of any cool deliberate oflence. He acted under the impulse of a species of insanity, which is produced in persons of strong imagination by the tastes, education, and morbid spirit of the nge. Look around us, and see what scenes of ab aolute madness, in all departments ot lite, are taking place. Transcendentalism?Founerism?materialism?fanaticism?Millerism?Mormonism?pa triotism?literature?morals?finance?philosophy ?|K>litics?religion?everything is running riot? perfectly wild. Spencer reads the pirate works, has his imagination fired, and wants to sail a Red Rover. McKenzie is fired with the idea of being a patriot of the old Roman order, and hence gives about 1 (Kitboys, in a short cruise, 2000 colts, cats, or cowhides, and hangs up three individuals, without trial or evidence, merely to enforce order and preserve discipline. Madness all?madness all \ Poor McKenzie is as much to be pitied as poor Spencer. Rttmors from Washington?A letter from Washington in the " Philadelphia Times," has the following passage :? It i* now busily rumored and currently believed, that Mr. Spencer, in consequence of the recent end painful affliction in hi? family, will, for the purpose of change of scene, and the present debilitated state ot Mrs. 8 , accept of an appointment abroad, thus giving to the President, (which he has long wsnted,) an opjiortuuity of fully changing his Cabinet, and not |iartially, as was in contem- 1 plation previous to the articling circumstance men t toned. Mr. Stevenson is sjioken of to take the State Depart ment, Judge Viishur, the Treasury, Mr. Cushing, the Navy, and Mr-James M. Torter, of Pennsylvania, the War Department. Mr Wise and Mr. I'rotht, will loth receive appointmints abroad, the letter te Rio as Charge, the former to Austria as a full Minister ; and one ol the sons of the President it also al.out to visit Europe. Theatric At..?Miss Clarendon is now playing a very succeastul engagement at the American Theatre, New Orleans If personal attractions, united to mental accomplishments, will acquire distinction in the arduous vocation which she has chosen, then is there but little doubt ol her meeting with success, and of proving quite a favontr with the goodly people ot that metropolis, of whom it may be said, for liberality and good tasie, touching the drama, they are not to be outdone. Mrs. Bailey, the vocalist, has taken up her real dense at Philadelphia. Mr ijackett is playing at Charleston k / \ * . ' ...1 "" frtrir or rtre Agr?Mod*r?i FiitA?ci**t*o.~One of the most extensive and deep laid schemes ol fraud ever attempted has just exploded. One bomb shell buret in this city and one in Boston, but both came from the same mortar The following are the particulars ol this last systematic scheme of rascality. It apj>eare that ou Saturday evening last, a man named D. L. Patterson, who has lately purchased largely ol books and merch ndize in Boston, v/as arrested in that city, on two suits brought by Little ?Sr Brown, and Crocker Brewster, booksellers, and also on complaint of one ol them ol obtaining goods by false pretences. It seems that he has been pursuing an extensive scheme ol villany, by which he has obtained {credit for a :large amount of property?by some stated at 9^,000 ; by others at a larger sum. He commenced business by purchasing about 91000 worth of books, tor which he gave a short accepted draft on Theodore J. Martin, a lawyer, having an office at No. f*7 Water street, m this city. This, and several subsequent dralts were I promptly paid, which at once established the credit of this Patterson ; he taking particular care to I refer those of whom he naked rredit to those who had received the paid drafts. There were some suspicions, however, that all was not right?particularly as the boxes of goods, when sent away, were marked merely with the letter P. enclosed in a diamond. The creditors accordingly kept an eye upon him; but they could not refuse to trust him for gosda so long as Martin, who was reported wealthy or in lucrative business, promptly met the drafts.? But on Saturday, some eight or ten drafts were returned protested for non-payment, and the matter exploded at once. It has been ascertained that[he purchased books to a large amount of Crocker Ar Brewster, Little Ac Brown, James Monroe Ar Co., Jenks & Palmer, B. B Muxxey, C. H. Peirce Ac Co., Lewis Ac Sampson, and some others; wines, See. of Blake Ac Trumbull; shoes of E. Townsend; candles, Arc. of Tapley Ac Crane and H. Lincoln Ac Co.; ale'of Curtis, Leavens Ac Co.;gum shellac of Henshaw, Ward Ac Co.jclothing of John Simmons <te Son; paper of Mr. Parker; coffee of Bacon Ac Sons; dry goods of Hobart Ac Cumming8, and some twenty or thirty others, oi Boston; and segarsot F. Holden Ac Co., and soap of Davis Ac Dickenson, oi Cambridge. It is known that he is connected in the business with some half a dozen persons in New York ; and we leam that a requisition has come on for one or two oi them, and such evidence as will lead to a complaint against others, whose names we are acquainted with. An examination of the case was commenced in Boston on Monday afternoon, but the character oi the false pretences was not tu ly stated on account of several witnesses being absent at New York. Little and Brown said they expected to prove that sundry books purchased at their store by the defendant,were disposed of at auction at New York?that a catalogue of an auction Bale had been seen containing sundry books purchased of them corresponding in number with an accouA of sales made by tliern to Patterson, some of which were known by Mr. Dennett, of the house oi Munroe Ac "Co., of Boston, to have come from their store. We have a few more particulars of this bit of rascality, which we shall give to-morrow or next day. Let this explosion be a warning to merchants not to go too extensively into the credit system. Smr Building.?There are now three large ships and two large steamers on the stocks in this city. All are to be launched and finished bv the first d?v of next May. Aggregate value four hundred thousand dollars. These five vessels are building |at the following yards. One steamer at Smith Ar Damon's, for the People's Line of Albany. She is to be three hundred and fifty-nine feet long?twenty-nine feet longer than the Empire! Her name, we believe, will be the Cataract. The other steamer is at Lawrence Ac Sneden's. She is intended to run between Boston and Bangor, and will be called the Penobscot Size not far from five hundred ton i. A ship of twelve hundred tons burthen is on the blocks at Brown At Bell's. She is for the new line of Liverpool packets?Woodhull Ac Mint urn agents. Her owners have settled upon Liverpool as the name for her. Captain Eldridge, formerly of the Hautsville, will take command. Another ship is at Webb Ac Allen's yard. Montezuma is to be her name. She is building for the old line of Liverpool packets, and will be a superb vessel in every respect. Captain B. L. Waite, of the England will be her commander. A better one could not have been selected. Westervelt At Mackay, the builders of the Ashburton, have just laid the keel of a ship, to be of the size of the Hendtick Hudson. She is for the London line of packets, to take the place probably of the Ontario. Our shipwrights are thankful that these vessels are wanted. It keeps them in employment and givesquite an active appearance to our ship yards. Graham's Magazine for February.?When we noticed " Graham" for January, we suspected that its splendid embellishments and admirable literary contents had been prepared to serve a purpose at the beginning of a new year and anew volume; but we were in error. The February number is not only su(?erior in all respects to that for January, but it is altogether tha finest specimen of a magazine ever printed in this country. Even " William Blackwood Ac Sons" might be proud to issue such a magnificent collection of articles in a single month. Cooper, Longfellow, Dana, Cheever, Colton and Mcrcein, all of whom write for Graham exclusively; and Willis, Story, Burleigh, Wakeman, Coates, Herbert, Hoffman, and some dozen others,have articles in the present issue. " Born to love Pigs and Chickens," by Willis; " The Fire Doomed," by Coates; "The Autobiography," by Cooper; and "The Enchanted Gun," by Hoffman, are the best stories. " The Demurrer," by " A Committee," is a scorch* ing reply to rome questioner of the superior genius of the ladies, God bless them! and the "Letter to Charles Dickens," in the Editor's Table, is decidedly rich. The engravings, entitled " The Captives," and " The Lover's Signal," from the burins of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Smilie, of this city, are the best ever published in a magazine, and quite equal to the finest in the London Keepsakes. Israel Post, 88 Bowery, is the New York publisher. Welch's Olympic Circus ? Another tremendous house at the Park last evening. To-night the whole series of performances will be again changed, and several entirely new features will be introduced. The public may rest assured, that the performances here are of the highest order. We should before this have spoken of individual performere, but we scarcely know which to admire most, doubtless each Jvisiter will have his favorite. Mr. Nathans appears in various acts with his pupils, Masters William and Edward Kincade. In one act he rides a horse (sometimes two horses) at full speed, standing erect himself, with little Kincade also standing erect ui>on Mr Nathan's head. This is certainly a very bold and daring feat, and excites fthunders of applause He goes through with various other astonishing and tearless performances with his pupils, who have been raised and trained by him Mr. Nathans rides from one one to six horses, and indeed we do not know but he ridesadozen at once. He is a person of great muscular strength for one of his height All we have to say to him is?don't break little Kincade's neck. The bill for to-night is new and very rich. I Navai..?The Rev. C. S. Stewart, has received orders for the chaplaincy of the U. 9. ship North Carolina, the flag ship of thin station. It is said I hat Commodore Strwart will, in a few days, sail for the Gulf of Mexico, in the TJ. S ship Indejiendence, in order to take command of the squadron ui that quarter. 1 - ? Court of inquiry on botnl the North Carolina. Wconmmt, Jan. 13. On tbe opening of the Court thla morning, Captain MtKmiu submitted a communication to the Court, which was han Jed to the Judge Adrocate. Mr. Hoffman, alter looking over it, itated that it conveyed arequeat to obtain permiiaion to offer testimony relative to alleged conversations which Mr. Spencer had had with certain individuals relative to piracy, previous to his joining the Homers ; and also statements mule by Cromwell before the brig sailed, in which he had expressed his opinion of the probabilities of a mutiny on board of her before her return. Mr. Hoffman remarked that any testimony as to what had been said or done by Mr. Spencer on board the Potomac, was inadmissible under the precept authorising the organizttion of the Court. The same objection was valid in relation to conversatUns or acts oi Cromwell or others at s period remote Irom his or their joining ths Somen. But any declarations made by Spencer or Cromwell immediately antecedent to the sailing of ths brig, relative to any intended mutiny, would, he thought, be properly admissible. The Court was then cleared. On the re-opening of the Court, The Ji'doe Advocate informed Captain McKenzie that the Court had decided that all the declarations of Mr. Spencer, made anterior to this voyage, and the declarations made on board the Potomac, oi the declarations, or acts ot Cromwell, ma le when connected with the Florida expedition are inadmissible testimony,as being too remote. The Court have, however, decided that the two facts of ilpplnrntinna mo/1 a> hw \11? finnn/snr niowiAiss aw Ks? Me. I Kinley or Cromwell, or any of the crew, immediately preceding the sailing of the Somera, and relating to any intended mutiny on hoard the Somen, are admiaaible, and you ran prove it. They have alao determined that your statement ahall go on the record with the deciaion of the Court alao. Acting Maater Terry was then recalled?He waa questioned relative to the disposition ol Warner before the councilor officers?according to the recollections of witness Warner said he thought Cromwell should be hung. [In his evidence before the Court Warner said his statement was that "Cromwell should be hung if guilty." By Capt. McKenzie? [The general order and night crew book was here handed to witness, and identified hy him; the order incase of a man or boy overboard was read; it was down helm; let go the light buoy; clear away the boat, and the vessel manoeuvre as in stays, Sic.] Obedience to this order in caseOar.ely had gone overboard would have,of course,|caused great confusion on|board: some of the officers might probably have had to go in the boat, and some ofthe spars and studding sails might have been carried away: in most cases those nearest to the boat would have jumped in. and not have waited lor the regular boat's crew to be piped up. Purser Hkiieii.i. recalled?Warner's statement relative to Cromwell was not made in a hypothetical way; he said he ought to be hung; had he made the correction or addition, "if guilty," it would have been inserted in his testimony which was twice read over to him and signed by him. Lieut. Gansevooet recalled?Thinks from the best of his recollection, that Warner said before the Council of Officers that Cromwell ought to be hung; he stated his opinion positively and not contingently; Willson made a report to witnoss about a conversation he had had with Mr. Spencer, but witness thought it a lie and stated such to be his opinion to the Commander when he reported it to him. The following lorm of oath administered to the witnesses before the Council of Officers, was identified by the witness?"You do solemnly swear that the evidence which you shall give before this Council of Officers'assembled, shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so halp you Ood." Two or three of the witnesses were examined without being sworn, but afterwards their evidence was read to them and sworn to by them; there were about one hundred hand and one hundred foot irons on lioard the Somers. By Commander McKenzie?Witness was not influenced by the fears of Commander McKenzie, or by any thing but his own knowledge of thi facts and the dictates of his conscience. Q? From your knowledge of the case can you say Commander McKenzie did not take means to enquire into the)fidelity of each of them? A.?1 suppose he did not wish to excite any suspicions, unless he intended to confine any persons at once; I believe the strength of the crew was against us, and concerned in the mutiny nudging from myself, I being one of the strongest of theoflfcers, do not think 1 could have steod out much longer than one or two days, and I am sure the younger officers could not have stood out so long, as we were before the executions; the Commander was on deck two-thirds of his time before the discovery of the mutiny; afterwards three-fouiths. Q?Did you remark any thing in Spencer, and Cromwell and Small after their confinement to indicate that they anticipat d a rescue? A ?Yes; they looked very confident, and exchanged glances. Their manner did not change till thiy were told they had to die. The regulation of the Navy Department prohibiting the use ol tobacco and spirits was enforced on board the Somers. Q?What could have induced Cromwell to ask voiir forgiveness when he was W to execution? A.?I know nothing but that because he had meditated to take my life, Q.?Was the treatment of the crew cruel or humane? A.?Remarkably kind and humane; every attention was paid to their comfort, and even in providing luxuries for them, frash provisions and fruit; and in cold weather the fire in the galley was constantly kept up; I have known some fruit which the commander purchased for his own children to be given to the crew. Capt. McKenzie.?I don't wish to appear too good; that was in consequence of a mistake on the part of the purser in not obtaining the supply which was ordered. Q.?Was there any excess of punishment on board the Somers? A.?No; I have sometimes reported cases which I expected would be punished, and they have been sent forward by the commander after some advice; there was considerable reluctance on the part of the commander at least, to inflict punishment. Q.?Was there not an extraordinary number of offences on board the Somers? A.?There were many offences, but I do not know that hey were extraordinary considering that it was a crew of boys. The punishments were generally inflicted with the colt; in some instances with the cat. By Judge Advocate.?What is the colt made of? A?A single piece of rattlin, three threads, and nine strands Q?Was the colt administered with the clothes on or off.' A ? With the clothes on. Capt. McKenzie (iff an under tone).?And generally an extra quantity of clothes. Witness?The punishment with tho cat is much more formidable, and all hands are called to witness it. By the Court.?There were 95 belaying pins on the soar deck of the Somers; their weight vanes from Sib. to 6lbs. They could not have been kept from the mutineers; they were all in use. * [One of the colts used on board the Somers was here produced.] Da. Lr. acock was then recalled.?The physical strength ofthe officers was very much reduced ny their constant watching, little sleep, and constantly carrying their heavy arms during the day, and sleeping with them at night, and also by their physical and mental exertion. They were wearing down more and more every day. This was apparent in their countenances, and confirmed by their constant complaints. During the watch the idlers had to go under the hammooks on the birth-deck every half hour, and, necessarily crawling when doing so. Mr. Wales recalled?Had been very intimate with Mr. Spencer before he talked with me in the booms. I was as intimate as any of the officers. I was often forward and smoked with him. Whenever he wanted to draw tobacco or any thing, he came to me for it. There never had been any conversation, or conversations of any kind, between witness and Spencer before that night relative to any such project as a mutinv on board thu brig. Never had any conversation with Cromwell, 9mall, or any other person on board on that subject. Was present when Cromwell was ironed, standing close to him on the trunk where he was seated?heard the Commander remark to him that he would be under the necessity of confining him; that he would he taken home and tried by the laws of his country?i( he was innocent that he would have a chance to prove h imself so. The Judge Advocate?I am now through with my list of witnesses. Captain McKenzie.?The men who can prove that Cromwell asked forgiveness of Lieut, (lansevoort before his execution are in attendance, they forgot to mention that when examined before. Stv.wakt and Anderson were called, and testified on this point. John Ford called! and examined?Is not now in the service. Was ward-room steward of the Semerstill about six days before she sailed on her last cruise. By Captain McKenzie.?Thn uignt before the Somers sailed, D miel McKinley, one of the crew, who had been ward-room boy, said to witness?" Steward, there will be a mutiny this time for certain?you may be glad you're not going out in her?supposing we run nut of little storee this lime as tee did coming home before."' The other witnesses on whom Capt. McKenzie relies for proof about the alhge I terrible revelations of intended mutiny made by Mr. Spencer liefore sailing in the Somers, not being in readiness, Captain McKenzie rose and stated to the court that he wished to know whether he would be permitted to lay before them a statemeut ofthe motives which influenced him in omening rne fxrnmon, morn Hilly tlinn he had done in hi* official communication to the Secretary ot the Nary, which waa intended Tor him alone. The Ji-do* Advocatf. read the preamble ot thi* paper, and than remarked that he taw no legal objection ta it* adminion, unlet* it* reception were contrary to the usage of Court* ol Enquiry. Commodroe Stf.waet.?The court do not deem it* reading improper. The Judos Adtocatf. then read the paper, which i* a* follow* Mat it flkaik thi Couar: Although it hi* been determined by the Court that a written defence of my conduct, founded on an examination of the eridence that ha* been adduced, i* unnecessary and, under the circumiiancea.inadmiaiable, I truit that the Court will not refuse to receive from me a brief itatement of the reaion* that produced the conviction in my mind, on which 1 acted, that the execution of the ringleader* of the intended mutiny on board the Sumers waa necessary to the preservation ol the veaael. It i* true that these reason* may be collected Iron my report to the Secretary of the Narr, which ha* been read before the Court; but they are nowhere atateifin connection nor with that diatincti eaa and brevity thataie necessary to imprea* their force an the mind of other*. My report to the Secretary wa? intended to he a full history ol all the proceeding* on board the Somen, for hi* information alone, and wa* far. very far, from being framed with any direct view to my own vindication. I proceed, then, under thi permission of the Court, to submit the following fact* and conaidsrationH a* the revson* that chiefly determined my conduct. Howfartheir reality or sufficiency i? established by the evidence, are queition* that, without a ungle remark, I shall lea\eto the judgment of the Court. hirst, I was influenced tiy my deep conviction of the reality of the plot disclosed by Mr. Spencer to Mr. Wale* Although I received the flrnt communication with inrrr dulity, yet when I -"fleeted upon the earnest and solemi manner in which the disclosure was made, and the strong impression of the reality and imminence of the dang made u;iou the ntind of Mr. Wale* himself, my doubts va nished ami my mind w as Ailed with the most earnest soli citude to discover and adopt the proper means for arrest ing the horror* with which we were threatened. 1 it once determined to adopt no measure but after mature deliberation, to shrink from none that the preservation of the livao of those entrusted to my care, the honor of my country and my sense of duty should demand. Whether the influence of this determination is not apparent in all my subsequent acts, 1 submit to thejuagment of the court. I believed then in the existence of a plot in which, by the declaration of Mr. Spencer, at least twenty of the crew were concerned. The nature of this plot, involving the murder of the officers and a large portion of the crew, and the commission of almost every crime, convinced me that those who had agreed to it were capable of carrying it into execution and committing any atrocity. This opinion was further confirmed by my previous knowledge of the depraved character of the crew, and by the fact that ma ny of them, although men in strength and size, were still boys in age, and consequently would be little likely to resist temptation and more easily allured by the pleasures held out to them as aocomptnying the life of a pirate. Having stated the reasons which produced the conviction in ray mind of the existence of the plot, it only remains for me to state those which induced me to change my origi nal determination to bring the prisoners to the United States for trial, and to deem their immediate execution necessary . I was influenced? First, by the insubordination of the crew, manifested after we had left the coast of Africa, and very much increased after the arrest of the prisoners; th ir gloomy and angry looks, their secret conferences, broken oft' when an officer appeared; their increased reluctance in the performance of their duty; the actual disobedience of some; the attempt of aeveralto communicate with the prisoners. All these circumstances convinced me that there was danger *1' a reacue, and that thit scheme was in eonitant agitation. Secondly, by the uncertainty under which we labored ai to the extent of the mutiny, and the inutility and danger ot attempting to aacertain, by an examination of the crew, how many were to be relied on. Let ui auppoie that the whole crew had been examined, and all had Protested their innocence and ignonorance; could we have believed and truated them 7 Would the uncertainty have been removed or diminished? On the contrary, muatnot the universal denial have increased and justified our suspicions of universal guilt? We must still have believed that many were guilly, and could not have known that any were innocent. If the examination had resulted in the discovery of the certain guilt ot many of the suspect ed.our difllculti< s would havebeen still greater. To confine and guard them was impossible. To leave them at large, with a Knowledge that their guilt was known, and that, if ithey arrived in safety, death might be their doom, was to render them desperate and an outbreak inevitable. Thirdly , by the exhaustion of the officers, and by the impossibility thatthey could much longer sustain the fatigue to which they were subjected; and by the fact, that from loss of rest and continual exertion, we were daily losing strength, Iwliilst that of the mutineers, from increasing numbers, was daily becoming greater. Fourthly, by the conviction that, even if it were possible for the officers to defend themselves and their vessel in lair weather, if a storm should arise, c oiling the attention ol the officers and petty officers from the prisoners to the necessary duties of taking care of the vessel, it would have been easy for a few resolute men to have released the prisoners and taken possession of the vessel. Fifthly, by the size of the vessel which rendered it impossible for me to confine any more prisoners and prevent those already confined from communicating with each other and with those of the crew who were at large. Finally, by the eonviction.that by the execution of the three ringleaders the mutineers would be deprived of the |iower ol navigating the vessel, as no other person would be capable of taking charge of her, and that this was the only effectual method of bringing them back to their allegiance, and preserving the vessel committed to my charge. Having thus briefly stated the motives which produced the belief that the immediate execution of the ringleaders was necessary, I would only add, that had any deubts existed in mymind as to the necessity ofthe course to be pursued, they would have been removed by the unanimous opinion of the commissioned, warrant and petty officers, whose means of judging were better than my own, that such a course was necessary and inevitable. Their opin ion, concurring with my own, left me no room to doubt that tin pursuing this course I was doing my duty faithfully to my Ood and to my country. I have the honor to be very respectfully, Vour most obedient, ALEX. SLIDELL MACKENZIE, Commander U. S. N. U. 8. S. North Carolina. 19th Januarv. 1S43. To the Court of Enquiry. Some conversation then took place respecting the propriety of giving this statement a place on the record. Commodore Jones thought it should be placed on the record. Commodore Dallas.?It is nothing more nor less than a defence, and cannot, therefore, with propriety, have a place on the record. Captain McKcnzie?I would merely beg to remark that I would regard it as equally admissible with my othcial narrative. Commodore Dallas?If it had been presented with 'he najrative it would. The Judge Advocate.?I have no legal objection to offer against its admission into the record. But the precept authoriz-sus merely to enquire into the facts, and from them to lorm an opinion. 1 cannot see, then, how the statements of a person not on oath, detailing certain motives as governing principles which influenced his conduct, can have place on the record. The court are to judge of these motives from the facts disclosed by witnesses on oath. Commodore Stiwaet.?The statement in that paper cannot, of course, influence our decision. Judge Advocate.?Why, then, should they be placed on the record? Commodore Stewart.?The official narrative cannot have any influence on our decision, and yet it was given a plsce on the record. Commodore Dallas?We were necessarily obi ged to hear the first statement. Commodore Stewart.?Oh '. no. Commodore Dallas ?How, then, could we have known anything of the facts to be elicited? Commodore Stewart.?By the witnesses, of course. Judge Advocaie.?The decision, then, is that the paper b* placed on the record ? Commodore Jones.?Yes. Judge Advocate.?Arc Captain McKenzie's witnesses yet ready ? Captain McKenzie ?No, sir. One of them has, 1 be lieve, some ill feeling against me, and may not come at all. Commodoie Stewart?Where are the witnesses ? Captain McKenzie.?In the Bowery. Commodore Stewart.?Then we cannot ex|>ect them to-day. The court stands adjourned till to-morrow at half past 11 o'clock. The court accordingly acfjourned, { Phlladeluhla. [Correspondence of the Herald.] . Philadelphia, Jan. 17,1843. ' Dear Sir:? We have anotberglorious day, and tte gay and ' idle are filling our Cheanut street with tne disposi- ' tion for display and recreation which characterises that portion of the community. "Blue bonnets and white," black bonnets and grey, shade the glittering eyes of our fair ladies, the fairest in all the worldGod bless their sweet hearts. The theatres are doing a much better business than in the former part 1 of the season,and the taste for this species of amusement is evidently on the increase. Hill took his benefit last night at the Walnut,to a very fair house, and Booth takes his to-night, playing Sir Edward Mortimer. The horses from Arch street are expected at the Walnut in a few days. Thome had an excellent house on Monday evening, with Miss Fisher, Mrs. Thorne. Mr. Stevens, ana the wonderful and accomplished Herr Cline. This extraordinary man after being murdered by the Mexicans, < plundered by the United States Bank, and braving ( the dangers of sea and land, has returned safe and sound to his own home. Last night being his first appearance in public, he was greeted with warm and grateful plaudits. He is an artiste in his profession, , and I wish he may again be placed in the situation in which he was previous to his being plundered by i a set of chartered sharpers. Charley Ward, late the property man of the Chesnut street Theatre, died on Saturday last. For thirty years he has been con- , nected with the theatres of Philadelphia, and has successively seen appear and disappeat all the great , dramatic stars of that period, during which he has preserved an unimpeachable character for honesty, | sobriety and genuine worth. Peace to his manes. t I percieve that Park Benjamin is quarrelling again , with somebody in Boston. I thought his inclination lor squabbling was pretty well suppressed since j the severe castigation he received from a certain ladv. How is ill The Sheriff's "posse" who ran away the other day | from a handful of weavers, and allowed Mr. Porter tube nearly beaten to death, have been refused | compensation by the County Commissioners. These , worihy fellows who think discretionthe better part , of valor," have called an "indignation meeting" this | afternoon in the State "House yard. What iathe world coming to! Mr. Disbrow'h Bidimo School for Ladies.? ' This is an establishment situated up in the Bowery. Mr. Davis superintends the riding department. The | neculiar feature of the scnooi is, the very great degree of attention paid by Mr. Davis to the pupils under his charge. This is a very healthful exercise i for ladies, and we recommend this school to their attention. For particulars, see the advertisement ' in another column. That Earthquake.?The earthquake of the 4th inst., was felt in all parts of the west. Chimnies , were thrown down, and the people much frightened. ' News from Albany ?We received, yesterday j morning, by Pomeroy Co.'s express, via Housatonic railroad, Albany papers of the day previous ? See letter in another column. I Hiots in Philadelphia.?It is reported that the weavers near Fairmount, had turned out in conse- ( quence of some misunderstanding between them and the manufacturers. Discharged.?Joe Smith, who was charged ns being accessary before the fact to the attempted murferof Ex Governor Boggs, of Missouri. Launched ?The long steamer Empire, yesterdaj morning in tine style She is so long that it took two days to launch her. BY THE SOUTHERN MAIL. Washington. rCorropondcuce of the Herald.] Washington, Tuesday night, Jan. 17.1&13. Passage of the BUI Repealing the Bankrapt Law through the Home-Exchequer ?Secretary of War?Minister to France. Unless Members of Congress are very careful, they will be immensely slandered shortly; the world will say that there are some sane men among them, For thit day the Houte patted the bill repealing the Bankrupt La\o f And it is expected to pass the Se nate without any alteration. But to describe the scene that took place is impossible. 1 may put down certain words on Daper, but no language can ever describe the scene. And yet there was no debating, no speeches, no talking, nothing but a sort of mis. cellaneous running fire of parliamentary tactics, that Satan himself could not keep up with, much less a reporter ; and this fire did not cease until Everett's old bill brought up at the commencement ot the Session, with Cushing's amendment, was passed, engrossed, and sent to the Senate for the action of that body. Now, to the point, let me show you briefly, since there were no speeches, how it was managed. v?.. ...: 11 - ?... ??- ?i? :? awu Tfiu iciiicmiuci 111 iny i ui me running fire yesterday, (of which the one to-day was a sort of second edition,) I told you that through the management of Clifford, of Maine, the Judiciary Committee had been instructed to report a bill for the repeal of the Bankrupt bill (with a clause saving all who applied before its final passage) to the House forthwith. Accordingly, to-day, a tew minutes after the House met. when the reports from Committees came up iu order, Mr. Barnard rose and reported such a bill. The bill was read a first time: and Mr. Barnard relused to move for its second reading, because he wanted delay. Here began the trouble, and the fighting and scratching. The Speaker asked?Shall the bill be read a second time. Mr. Barnard?The lOOih rule expressly says no bill shall be read a second time on the same day, without the special order ot the House. Mr. Atherton?(of New Hampshire, now U. S. Senator,)?Then, sir, Imove that the bill be read a second time now. Mr. Barnard?Mr. Speaker, I have the floor. * Cries of " No, no," " order." "Go on," and great excitement. Several Mkmbbrs?Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker. l 'ries of order. Mr. Wise?Mr. Speaker, I can't hear one word. After a great deal ot confusion the bill was read a second time, as follows:? Be it enacted by the Senate and House oj Representatives of the United Slates of Jimerica in Congress assembled, That the act entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved August 10, 1841, be and the same is hereby repealed : Provided, however, that this repeal shali not extend to or affect any case which at the time this act goes into effect shall be pending before any court, nor to any proceeding which shall have been legally commenced, and which shall then be in progress, under and by virtue ol the act thereby repealed. Mr. Barnard.?I submit a motion with a regard to this bill. Speaker?The only motion in order is to amend or commit. Tt A TJ V A U r? Tb A> Tlinhnn io trt AAm-n.A - ??- Mtviivu ao iu vvuiuui) auu 10 this:? Resolved, That the bill to repeal the Bankrupt law, reported by the Committee on the Judiciary, be recommitted to that Committee, with instruction* to report amendments to aaid bill to the following effect:? 1. Confining the repeal to that part of the Bankrupt law which authorizes proceedings in bankruptcy on the sole petition of the bankrupt. 3. Authorizing any bankrupt to declare himself insolvent; and making such declaration an act of bankruptcy, upon which his creditors may proceed against him in bankruptcy. 3. Authorizing the creditors, or a majority of them in amount, to nominate the assignee of the bankrupt's estate. 4. Providing that the assent of a majority in amount of the creditors shall be necessary to a discharge. Turney.?Mr. Speaker? Barnard.?I claim the floor. (Crieaof order and laughter.) Speaker ?The gentleman from New York is in order. Turney.?No, sir, I have the floor. (Great excitement.) Barnard.?Sir, I made a perfectly parliamentary motion. Cave Johnson.?My colleague (Turney)isentitled to the floor. Clikeord.?The Chair is wrong, and I hope all in this House in favor of repeal will over-rule the Chair Speaker ? Since the gentleman from Maine seems to know so much about the parliamentary rules, perhaps he'll state the question, toe. Brioos.?Is this to be endured; this is a pretty way to over-rule the Chair. (Great excitement, noiae and talking and members nearly all standing up ) Wise ?Mr. Speaker, what is the point of ainieall A Member.?It has no/imf to it, Wise. (Great laughter ) Speaker.?The Speaker gave the floor to the reporter of the bill, as is customary. Wise.?The power with the Speaker to give the floor is perfectly arbitrary, therefore there is no point or question. What'll be the effect of the previous question, sir. Speaker.?To bring die House to a direct vote on the engrossment of the bill. Wise.?And to strike out the proviso. Speaker.?No, sir, only to strike out the amendments or instructions of the gentleman from New York (Barnard) to the Committee (as given above.) Wise.?Then, sir, I go for the trevious question it once. (Laughter and cries of "good, Btick to em. Wise.") Barnard.? I?rise?point?order? -previous? question?ordinary?cases?not?this?(Great noise and confusion ) Wise.?Mr. Speaker, I can't hear one word. (Great laughter ) Barnard?Can the Speaker cut ofl the report of llip OnmrniftMl Wise?Will the Clerk read the bill as reported! The Clerk read the bill as given above. Wise?That's enough, sir; I go the previous question. Speaker?(Gentlemen?second demand?-revious ?question?(Great uproar and cries of " Tellers? no?yes?divide?tellers." Tellers were appointed, and the previous question was seconded?ayes 92, noes 83. Speaker?The previous question is seconded. Wise?Then I? Barnard?Has the morning hour expired, sir! si'earer?It has. Barnard?Then, sir, I move for the order of the day. (Roars of laughter, and cries of " You're outgeneralled. Wise ") Wise?Mr. Speaker, is not the previous question in order! Speaker?The first thing to-morrow morning, sir. (Roars of laughter.) Cries of " Never mind, Wise." " Take your time, Miss Lucy!" Sever at. Voices?What is the order of the day! Speaker?The regular order of the day is the consideration of the hilt to repeal the Bankrupt Law ! (Roars of laughter, which continued two or three minutes.) This was Everett's old bill. A great commotion here existed, and Kennedy's Jill about tonnage was spoken of and passed over? the Speaker knocked his hammer for order, but it was of no use Barnard moved to print a substitute forCushag's Exchequer Bill. This was agreed to. SrEAKER (faintly heard above the din.)?Regular ?order?day?repeal?Bankrupt?Gentleman-Kentucky? floor? Mr. Marnhai.i. rose.?I don't wish, sir, to take the responsibility of delaying action on this subject; tnd I wish to know the effect of moving the previjus question?whether if it be seconded, I aliall lave the right to the floor afterwards. Speaker?By courtesy, sir; not by right. Granoer?1 object to the gentleman having the floor again to speak on this quertion twice? Marsh ai.l (turning savagely round on Granger ) ?I shall speak, sir, maugre all the objections of the gentleman. Granger?The gentieman has already spoken on I he snb)ect? Marshai.i.?I have not, sir; and I dare say I can 'peak in this house, and 1 mean to speak, in spite? Cijshing (excited.)?1 don't think it fair to move the previous question, now, when I have been so often attacked, without allowing me to reply? Cries of "Order?Go on?Let him speak?No? Yes?Order," and great confusion. Stani.y (amid the din )? Why, what's the nqat er now, CuBhinK ! Cushing? 1 will speak, and 5 will contend for the floor and claim it, against any manCries of " Order?Question?Go on?stick to it." Chair?All this is out of order. K andooPH? What's the main qnestion! Speaker?Upon the amendment of the gentleman from Massachusetts. Here it is ? ' That this act (hull not affect any caae or proceeding In tiaukruptcy commenced before the pauaga or this act ; er my pain*, penalties, or forfeiture* incurred under ','ne Mid act; but every such proceeding may be conV.nUed to it* final consummation, in tike manner a* ifthisaoihad not been passed." Cushing?Mine is first in order as the amendment to'he original bill of Mr. Everett Wise?It tlio previous question is seconded will it not, in eflrot, be the same as the bill tu be acted m to-morrow 1 Speaker?Precisely. Wis*?Previous question ?iaf > in ffr mmMmmmmmrn TMl*r?' were culled and the previous, question wan seconded ayes110 Cries of "give it uj*-No no-~let'e see the nakedness of the land?(Roars of laughter.) Noes?28! J ? So the previous question was seconded. Speaker?Shall the main question be now put 1 This was carried triwa wore ! ? (Hoars) of laughter and cries of "Done over taylor.") Speaker?The question now is on the amendment ol the gentleman from Massachusetts (as above?Cushing's amendment.) Cries of 'Read it." It was read.' Voices?Ayes and noes. Voices?You shall have 'em/God d u you! The aves and nays were called and resulted Ayes 148, Nays 62. This vote elicited roars of laughter; and then the ayes and tnays were called on the following amendment of Barnarj>, as a substitute for the whole Bill, offered three weeks ago Be it enacted, Ike., That so much of the act entitled " An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United Statea," approved on the 19th day of Auguat, lB4l,aaauthorizeaany person owing debts to apply,by petition, for the becefit of aaid act, together with all tha parts of such act u hich are applicable solely to the mode of obtaining the benefit of the proviaiona of snch act in behalf of debtors, by the voluntary petition of such debtors, without the concurrence or aid of the creditors, be, and the same is hereby, repealed : Provided, That this act shill not effect any case or proceeding in utmnrupicy aireauy commenced, or wntcn shall De commenced before the 4th day of March next, or any pains, penelties, or forfeitures prescribed in and incurred, or which shall be incurred, under said act The ayes and nays were called on this, and resulted thus:? Ayes, 78; Nays, 126. So Barnard's amendment was rejected The amendments having; been disposed of, thf Bill was ordered to be engrossed. Cries of " no, no, yes, yes." ' Wise.?What'Ilbe the effect if the bill be engrossed an hour hence, and brought in. A Member.?Why it's a little bit of a d?d thing, any how, and doesn't want any engrossing. Speaker ?Shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading?Gentlemen?as manyGreat uproar, and cries of " no, no, yes, yes, go on?get rid of the devilish swindliug Bankrupt Bill" (Roars of laughter.) Wise.?What, sir, is the use of all this miserable opposition to the repeal, against such a decided votel A Voice ?Oh it's only a few friends of swindlers. (Laughter.) Speaker.?Gentlemen?those?favor?bill?third ?reading. Cries of " divide?divide." A division was ordered, and resulted ayes 143, noes 28! Speaker.?The Bill is ordered to a third reading ?the Clerk will read the Bill. Voices.?By its title! Mr. St. Clair Clark.?(In a funny tone of voice, like a clerk'at a christening) a bill to repeal the Bankrupt Bill! Speaker.?The question is now on the final passage of the Bill. Barnard.?I call for the ayes and noes. . Several Voices.?Oh! oh! no! no! " The ayes and noes were ordered. Mr. Cooper, of Georgia.?Mr. Speaker, I ask to p be excused. Cries of " No, no." Cooper.?I wish to state? Voices ?No, no, no?statement. Cooper.?But I have to say? Cries of" No, no, don't hurt our feelings." Cooper ?The reasons I have to giveCries of " No, no, no reasons," and great uproar. A Member.?I move that a committee be appointed to go and knock Cooper down. A Member?Who cares how he votes! we've got enough. i^noi'BK.?vjan i i oe neara, sin Cries of " No! no! Vote?go on?order." H Cooi'RK ?Then all I've got to sav is?I've no thing niore to say?hut I wish this Hall was burnt down, and a new one made?that's all?(lioare of H laughter and great excitement.) H The aves and nays were ordered on the final pas- H vigt of the Bill to repeal the Bankrupt Bill, and re- H suited thus:? H Ares. Navi. 140. 71. Here are the names:? H Yieai?Meiers L W Andrews, Arlington, AthertoD, H Barton, Beeson, Bidlark, Bird'e^e, Black, Bosrdman, H Botts, B'twne. Bov d, Brewster, ilronson, Aaron V B own, I Burke, Wm Butler, Wm O Butler, Oreen W Caldwell, H Patrirk C Caldwell, Wir B Camph-11, Thoi J Campbell, Caruthcrs, Carv. Casey,Chapman. Clifford. Clinton,Coles, H Cowen, Daniel, Garrett Davis, R D Davis, Dean, Deberry, Dean, Doig. Eastman, J C Edwards, Egbert, Everett. Fer- H ris, J G Floyd, Chas A Fin'd, Fornauce, Oentry, Gerry, I Gilmer. Gngein Patrick G Gooda. Wm O Goode, Gordon, Graham. Green, Gintine, Hams. Hastings, Hays, Holmes. Hopkins, Houck, Houstot^ Huliard. Hudson, Hunter, C J Ingersoll, Jack, Cave Johnson, Keim, Andrew Kennedy, Kewis, LittlefieM, Lowell, Abraham McClellnn, Robert McClellan, ...rKay, Mc.Kennen, McKeon, Mallorv, Marchand, Alfred Marshall,T F Marshall, Mathews, Mattocks, Medill, Mitchell, Morris, Newhard, Oliver, Osborne, Owsley, Parmenter, Patridge. Pickens, Plumer, Pope, Proffit, Ramsey, Ravnor, Read, Reding, Rencher, Reynolds, Rhe't. Riggs, Roosevelt, Stanford. Sewell, Shaw, Shepperd, Shields, Slade, Truman Smith,Snydn, Stria*, Stanly, Steenrod, Stokely, A H H Stuart. John T Stuart, Summers Sumter, Sweny, Talia'erro, John B Thompson, J Thompson, Tillinehact, Trinlett, Trotti, Trumbull, Underwood, Van Burcn, Ward, Washington, Watterson,Weiler, Westbrook, Wise, Wood, Augustus Young?141. Navs Messrs. Adams, Allen, 8 J Andrews, Arnold, Aycrigg, Bahcock, Baker, Barnard, Borden. Briggs, Milton Brown, Jeremiah Brown, Burnell, Calhoun, Childsn John C Clark, Staley N Clarke, Cranston, Cravens, Cush- H ing, John Edwards, Fessenden, Fillmore, Gates, Granger, Henry, Howard, Hunt, Joseph R Ingersoll, Irvin, Irwin, James,|William Cost Johnson, Isaac D. Jones, John P. H Kennedy, King, Linn, Lane, 8 Mason, Mathiot, Maxwell, Maynard, Meriwether, Mooro, Morgan, Morrow, Pearce, Pendleton, Powell, Benjamin, Randall, Randolph, Ridgway, Rodney, Wm Russel, J M Russell, Sahonstsll, Stratton, R W Thompson. Toland, Tomlinson, Van Rensselaer, Wallace, Warren, E D White, Joseph L White, T W Williams, Joseph L Williams C H Williams, Winthrop, Yorke, John Young? 71. So far, therefore, the Bankrupt Law, ia repealed. The House then went into Committee of the Whole, to take up the Army Appropriation Bill, pa seed a few clauses, and the Committee roae. Mr. Proffit moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the Bill repealing the Bankrupt Bill passed,. ^B But he only did this to give Cushing the floor to reply to attacks to-morrow. He yielded tho floor to Cushing, on whose motion the House adjourned. To-morrow, as soon as Cushing gels through his ^B speech, Proffit will withdraw hisraotiop. Mr.EvKRRTT's amendment toCustung's Exchequer is this. He proposes that one hundred millions of Government stock shall be issued, to be distributed. ^B among the States and Territories according to their ^B respective populations, and of denominations of from $5 to $640; the Government to issue and reissue, for its own purposes, ten millions of Treasury notes; and, also, the adoption of the plan for a Fiscal Agent, as iieretolore recommended by Mr. Evarett to the consideration ol the House. His bill is to be printed. The Senate literally did nothing to-day. H It is rumored that Gen. Murphy, formerly on the H ^w York Custom House Commission, is to be the H new Secretary of War. Wink is talked of for France. W. H. A. H Sales of Stocks at Pklladelpkla Yesterday. I $1.000 Cincinnati 6'*, 1866.73; 3.000 Tennessee A per H cent Bonds, 61; -J,360 Chesapeake k Del. Canal Co. Loan 6's, 19; 800 County &'s, I860, new, 711. H Second Board-8 share* Philadelphia Bank, 3?|. LATEST SOUTHERN SHIP NEWS. Baltimobe. Jen 17?Cl?l September, Dawes, NYork. The H Chickasaw, Kendrick, which tailed hence on Saturday morn init last. Tor Boston, ran ashore same day abont ( miles below H the Bodkin. She will probably have to be lightened before the can be Rot off. Rich-mono, Jan 13?Sid North Star, Portsmouth. Noumea, Jan ifi?Arr H Weseotr, Vance, New Yoik Sid H Uurrn Victoria, (Br) Tnck?r, West ladies. Arr Oh. Thnrf- H dras, Drisroll, New Yo k; Florid*, Molt, do. Sid Richmond. Seavev, West Indies; W H Talman, Mathiaa, do. Arr tuh. H Msenet, Crowell, NYotk; Henry Clay, do. Sid Alkmar, Ens In, Charleston. H New OncasNi, Jan7?Arr Agues, (Brem) Bosse. Bremen; St Clond, F.merson, Boston; Florence,Decker, do; Mary Kmn- H res, Farnham, NVerk; Bonny Dee, (Br) Brown, Liverpool; Frederick Jacob, (Brem) Wencke, B'emen; RioUrande, Cow I sins, Matanzaa; Saldana, Stnbbe, Rio de Janeiro; Northumber- H lard. Nason, Baltimore; K> nhawa, May. Charleston; Vandalia, Wall, New York; Stephen Binnev, (Br) Bell, Hahfki; United, H Hsrdina, S<sal. CM BBowtd, [Fr] Lagn, nrenue,Havre; Richmond, Amino, Bo ton; Flora, Smith, Antwerp; Raymoud, 1H Levsnaellrr, NYotk; Alsonnmn, Williams, do. Exprksb from Ronton ?Adanui fe Co., arrived at B 6 o'clock, yesterday mnrntng, and immediately aeat uspaiiers We are also indebted to Harnden it Co., I lor the like favor and for Hartford papers in advance I of the mail. _ I Hankrnpt Lilt. I SOUTHF.RNIDISTRICT OK NEW YORK. I George Holmes, Hyde Pnrk, Dutchess County, laborer I Morris Meyers, New York, trader. Effingham H Warner. R bert Morris. John L. House. William Terry. (W- The report of sereral lejrfM ~ ^ ^ I spectacle of tho Conflagrat^ of Mo#cow ?ow ?hibltin(? at the American Muse-Jjn provei to ,)c tn rxtggeration, I though not totally nnfoun,led. Nl)| tn(1 r##lly terrjble I is the "'ih^,m;ty 0y (be rC#nn, The midnight storm of I ''""Luff and lightning, and thn shipwreck, also minglo I much of henuty nnd terror. People shiver end draw their I cloaks around them, so perfect is the illuiisn ; hut Ihn I next moment the scene lights up, nnd all is mirth and gay- I ety. Oen Tom Khumh, is as lively, witty and loyal as I ever, and still manifests all the gallantry of a finished I beau, making himself the ladies' favorite, as well aa the I general prouder. We cannot be astonished at Mr. Bur- I num's success when we observe the yaina ho take, to me- I nt it. The last wstauccu i n procuring a beautiful MM fl Oi tlia Somors. I

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