Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 9, 1843, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 9, 1843 Page 1
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TH Ti?l. IX. No. lO. Whole NO.UXM. Mr. .lease lloyt's Listtor on Ills Government A Italia. N?w Your, Feb. 0. 19-U. #1* OntlieiUdof December last, you introduced a resolution into the Hnuse A Hepresentatives, calling upon the Secretary ot tliu Treasury to report "to the House the amount ol the defalcation ol Jesse lloyt, late Collector of the l'ort of New York, and also what means, if any, hail hi en adopted for the recovery of the same, together with the names ol the sureties lor said Hoyt j" which resolution, >is a matter ut c lUise, passed without objection, and appeared iu due time ill the newspapers ot the day, and through that medium met my observation. Huving mason to fear that such resolution, from the sourer at which information was sought, w ould not bring a fair representation of my accounts anil controversies with the (KivtTiimont, ami interring that you desired to be correctly infoimo I, 1 wrote you en the dOth el that month so me w ha* ol a detailed statement of my official transactions, ami among other things, stated that " in consequence o! the litigation pending between the United States and myself and suieties, I considered it proper to submit the resolution to my counsel, and they h ve suggested, that if the mutterol the resolution should come belore Congress for consideration, that yoti and every other just man would concede tho propriety ol huving both sides of the question belore you. To that end, I beg to call your attention to some of the foots of the case, and 1 shall propose at the close, to ark your interposition in procuring papers to be laid before Congress, bearing upon the subject ; not that you ate my immediate representa tit c, but because you have t viuced a desire lor iufoi mation." ' "i 1 be resolution which 1 requested you to present, as j ou will see by inference to the letter, was in these words :? " Unsolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury report to this House copies oi all letturs or communications ieceivetl by tlie Treasury Department from Jesse Hoyl, late Collector of the l'ort of New Votk, since he ceased to be such Collector, and all answers in ado thereto." On flic 6th of January, as I also framed from the newspapers Mr. Iiuchanan introduced into the Senate a resolution calling ui>on the Secretary of the Treasury "to communicate to the Senate tiny report which may have been made to him, or lo the Solicitor ol the Treasury, by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of fenusy lvunia, in relation to the cloth cases recently tried in that district, involving forleitures const quent upon the violation of the revenuo laws." On the 7th ol January, a letterfrom Washington, under date ol the 6th ol that month, was published in the Kx press of this city, setting forth the last mentioned retolu tion, ana a.miug uic lunuwiug puiagiuima .? " This resolution looks to tin; piocuianient of ado?umtnl on file in the Treasury Department, relative to the action of the courts iu the recent cloth cases I have not seen this report, but know its contents, 1 believe, pretty well. It looks to a vindication of the recent decisions of the court in rhiladelplnn, in cases involving a large amount ol money. These decisions here, by those who have made them an object of inquiry, urc regarded in most cases, as monstrous pre versions ot justice. " But of this more anon. Before Congress lias done with it, the hoot may bo 011 the other loot, and justice dene to the importers, some ol whom have been most un| uitly wronged by the riiiladelphia decisions. 1 have ecu the finger ol Mr. Hoy t, the Kx-Collecter, I think, in this matter, 111 answer to the resolution of Mr Boardman, of Conn., adopted some lime since in the House, Xor two or three days past it lias been announced, too, that the British Minister may make demand upon our Gov ernment lor the money held as lbrfcitures in the decisions complained of, most of the money belonging to ioreigii and Knglish merchants. The subject is one of so much interest, that 1 have thought it worilr while to say thus much aliout it in advance ol the forthcoming report, which 1 will not fail to look at o receiving the conteuta ot the public documents." My attention was called to that letter, when it wassug. gested, and no doubt with truth, that the writer was Mr. George A. L) wight, now and herccolore the agent ol the " ftaddlewortli smugglers," anil other depredators upon the revenue. It was supposed that mine was the deveted " foot" on which that " boot" was to be put, aud that you migut, ]>ossibly, be one ol'the distinguished individuals retort ed to, wbo had made the decisions " an object of enquiry," and who "regarded them as motstious perversions of justice and it was argued, from the lact that your resolution, being mixed up in that letter with these smuggling affairs, that they werein some way identified. I did not then believe tbat >011 desiied (if you had any surplus to part with) to place any portion of your reputation into that concern, (though no where, if the article was good, was it tnoie needed ; and in no hands would it be more actively employed, or more, readily " use up ;") yet, as you had not answered my letter, or indicated what couiso yen would adopt concerning my proposed resolu tiou, 1 tliouglil Desc to wine you, una inrow oui uicieea ol the (lunger to which you might be exjiosed, by the as tociatiou referred to, and accordingly did, oil the 9th of J&nuai} , write as follows Nicer York, Jan. 7, 1843. Sir?1 wrote you on the '-6th ol last month, but wbnli 1 did not mail till the3Ut, wherein 1 requested you to submit to the iluusr a resolution 1 then etielost d. I hare not had the pleasuie of receiving a reply, and 1 do nut know that I bad any claims to one, though lrom aknuwhdueof your character, I iiad no doubt then and have none now, of your entire willingness to see that justice is done me ? I perceive by a letter from Washington, published in the Express ol ibis morning, thut reieieiice is madi to your foi mer resolution, which induces me to take the liberty of again addressing you for the purport! ol enquiring whether you would have the goodness to offer the resolution I enclose to j ou. 11 y the letter in the Express, to which I have made reference,you will perceive how far it is proposed thut I shall he held responsible to the public, and to individuals, foi theiesultol trials recently had in Philadelphia, and it has been intimated, though 1 think not truly, t .at there i? some connection between your resolution and the guasi defense the Kxpress lelter makes for some ol the uelenkants or claimants in those trials. Very respectfully. (Signed) J. IIOVT, lata Collector. To the Honorable W. W. Buan.Mii, House of Kcpr.sentatives, Washington. To that letter you mad* the following ri ply :? Waihixiitois, D. C., House of Representatives, January 9, 1?43. Hir Tour l?o letter* Hre received. I do not at pre. sent perceive the neceaaity ?r expediency of offering the reiolutiou you pio|?io. What further movement may tie necessary, will tie known u|a>n the coming in of the response ol the Secretary to the resolution already passed. I have no |>ersonal feelings to gratify in this matter,and for diver* reasons intend not te be drawn into a personal controversy atiout it, certainly not over the ttn'ounded intimation ulludvd to at the closoof yonr letter. Tour obedient servant. (Signed) WM. W. BOARDMAN. J. Hott, Esq. late Collector. I confess I u. a< disappointed to learn that you declined to state to the House, that yon had received such a resolution from me, and was requested to offer it. That was all 1 had reason, under the circumstances, to expect from a stranger, with whom the relation of representative and constituent did not exist. But from the last paragraph, I hail n right to infer, that you " repudiated" the idea of being a general, special, or silent partner with Dwlght and the smugglers, and was somewhat consoled, by Ihe inference, lor my disappointment in the other respect, and hence 1 made up my min-l to ?nit,with becoming lenignation, for the report of tin Hrpittncnt, in answer tothe re solution, adopted on y our motion. That nq>ort has come, and nil my anticipation* in regard to its unluir character. havebveu realized. It appeared through the columns of the Express, on tlie first instant, an 11 part of a letter, written by Dwipht, nl Washington on the 30th of January,in which 1 tin J the following paragraph. " It now appearithat Mr lloyt made affidavit that he w.ia not ready tor trial at the last term wt the Circuit Court in conscqueuce of the absence of a material witness at Philadelphia. In tlie meantime, he lias written a letter to a member of Congress, assigning a different reason which is, that the Secretary of the Treasury, hud deprived him, through other persons, ol certain papers. The letter was filled with imputations on Mr Forw ard.uiul is entirely dis pioved by Mr. Hoy t's own statements, as it was also by the declarations ol' all the parlies retel l t.l to or :> !tided to in thu matter." I think it due to you to say, that this statement has somewhat embarrassed me in regard to conclusions at w hich I had arrived, as hereinbefore stated. I hare not written to any mtmlur of Congrett, eeccept y?urself , on the point or subject reteirrd to; and while 1 admit that my letter to you, under date ol Jflth of December, was in no sense private, hut designed in good faith to give yon inlormati n, which I was justified in believing you also, in good faith, deaired to obtain, from public considerations; yet, your having decided not to act upon that information, the inipiiry aiites, whether you had the moral right to permit taut letter to be used by persons capable of misrepresent, ing its purport, sad ol lounding on it a false accusation <d discrepancy, with other statement*, alleged (but without any S|aTification whatever,) to have been made by me. Much is one aspect ol the affair, and in this light it in volves an imputation upon my integrity. In another aspect it druws in question my sagacity, in discording at the outset, the suggestion, " that there was some connection between your resolution nnd the quasi defence the Kxpress letti r makes for some ot the defendants or cluimants in these trials," at Philadelphia. If there is anything, in this view of the case, which in any degree affects you as a just man, you may | erhaps lie inclined to shield yourselt bv the suggestion, that Mr Dwight, to whom you must have shown the letter, violated your confidence in the use to winch he petit. In this defence you may meet with a difficulty, to he found in the fact of his utter untrust worthiness, and the gi nera] in amy of Ins charactet,of which I informed tho Kecretary of the Treasury, in a letter under date of the Hthof December, 1811, (and soon titer, alter sent yon a printed copy,) as an apology for not examining him as a witness, in a cause in which the United States was interested, on the ground that his t> sltmony for truth and veracity could lie impeached in any couit of justice in this city; and in regard to which, I think many ?i jrotir own constituents will agree with me; and it not, f could furnish yon with a list of mo*' respectable names in this city who would. It you had offered the resolution, which I tequcsted you to do, there might have been a fair opportunity for publishlng the letter I addressed you on tho Jfilli" of December. w hen it would have appeared whether or not, it was "filled with imputations upon Mr. Forward," and was "en hie.'u di\nrored liu Mr limit's .< -- ? J ? oiii rninr ir. Ay (Ac <ice/?ir?(iofii,"(it ?iicU <lrol?r?tion???n ?nj-where tottml.) "of all the fartiti referred to or nilvded to in the mo'(cr;" mill Mr. Dwight thou wuulil have hod an op imiinmty to comr to tin' reliel ol hit Irienil, Mr. Forward, ai ha ought on all occasion* to ilo, inasmuch n* thi? high tuncii iii .i v li.u hIu. ny? tn'cn very kind to hint, lie li.m paid to Mr. Dtvight Inrga atima oi mottay, Irom Iho "ao inlug ravmtit, lorhi? irrricra In tha Polnrfaitar Cam E NE i\EV mission, long alter I hnd informed him hy letter, umler date ol 9th December, IU41, that,' there are thirty .suten judgment*en the, docket, ih tin* district. in lavor ot the United State* against him, on bond* taken ut the Custom House lor duties." Mr. Forward's kinder** to Mr. Pwiglit may bo illustrated by another still more remark able case, which came to my knowledge by in oimation derived troin those, who but for bonds ol indemnity from underwriters, would have had an interest in the fund. He was overcome by the fascinating influence* of this accomplished diplomat to such u digive, as actually to give directions lor the payment out ol the Tieasury, (which should have been kept iu lor duties accrued,) ot about $!!),0uU, lot the use ol John Taylor, jr., ono ot the Sadnleworth " heroes," whoso ugenl Dw ight lius been for year*, aud who, in that oupacity, is now at Washington, lor the accomplishment ol that object. This is the .Mr. Taylor, concerning whom I have ueen to grossly abused by Mr. Dwight through Toindextor it Co. lor causing a prosecution to be Comuicuced against him. The most recent re lore nee to this prince 01 " Sinuggieis," may be lound in the following description ol him, in a repoit lroin the United Statu* Attorney, ut i nuaaeipiiia, w men was culled lor by .nr. Buohauan's resolutien, and the inllnenceot which wan nought to be destroyed in the letlei ol D wight, of the 6th ol Junuary, In reinbefore interred to " iu the ease ut Boston, it appeared a corrupt under, standing had existed hot ween the importer und uu oincer of the revenue ut New York.'1 -John Taylor, jr., wus of Saddleworth, and received his importations thence tlriough Able and 1 noma. Shaw, a sou ol whom wasu member ol the linnet William Blackburn SiCo.; and to wiioin all the members oi this iiriu were related or counecUd by marriage. Mr i uy lor also received some goods liom other put tics in Kugiuiid. fits annual importations wereot very large amount. Recent developments have shown ttiul ke wus not scrupulous as to the niuuns to lie resorted to in orde to propitiate the favor ol the ollicers ol the revenue ut New Yoik. uud the developcmcnts ol his corrupt transactions with one ol thein was, I presume, the inuindistu subject ol Mr. Uuitis's letter to ) oU." " The real parties interested were, therefore, William Blackburn and Co, and John Taylor, juur., titer importers, whose lraudulent practices, in reterciice to the revenue, were not denied or deniable." " It wus mi action of debt on the (J6th section of the Act of 1799, to recover Irom Mr. Taylor in money ihc value ol goods of his importations entered belore i ampben, as to winch the prooi ol a lraudulent collusion be twocn them is set loith in the Judge's report eo, lu.i above. According to ilia iccoid, oi which 1 huvu u copy, Imil was required lu foil,000, the same demand being understood, according to tne practice til New York, to be $-JA,00i), or half the amount of the bail. The process was not executed, Mr. Taylor having gone to Canada, where he remained sometime In his absence, a settlement ol this suit was effected, on the pay ment by Taylor ol the ?.16,000 demanded. As this was rulificd uy yuur Depail meat, 1 will merely observe that Mr. Tay.or has no ground to complain ol a proceeding w hich was, in all respects, a vary lenient out as r.-gai .led hint, io say no tiling on the subject ol liability to a criminal prose uiion, his civil responsimluy was many limes greutur than the amount paid. The estimate ol this amount seems to have been founded oil a supposed deficiency in the duties paid by him during u certain period on goods falsely iuvoictd, instead of an estimate ol the actual value ol the goods themselves, lor which ne was liable by the provisions ol the dbth section. By subsequent investigation, the mere deficiency or short pay meat of duties alone his been so lar ascertained, as to render it probable that the ?-J6,(KKJ paid w as but a small proportion ol the deficiency iu nis payment of duties. That the pay ment ol duties by Mr. Tayloi had been evaded to the extent of many times this amount, will appear piubable on an examination ol the table of hu importations, which is hereto subjoined." This Mr. Taylor was also referred to in the following manner by the Judge of the United States District Couit for the Kastern District of Pennsylvania, iu a report to the Becrtlury oi the Treasuryjupon proceedings under the act concerning the remission ol forleitures also to be found quoted in the same report ot the United States At iuwicj ? " Thereexisted (says thejudgc) from July 1836 to April 183d, a secret understanding between the importer, John fay lor, Jr., and a Deputy Collector of the uustoins at New York, beloie whom Ins entries were made, and by whom the designation was made ol the package te be taken to the appraiser's store tor examination. During these J1 mouths, the whole number of entries by Mr.'l ay lor was 1J9. The whole number ot packages in these entries was 1,638, or un uveragc ot about Id packages to an entry The examined packages, instead ot being selected indlf criuiiuately lrom each iiivoicu, w as, in tu8ol the 119 en tries, the highest or nest to the highest price ot ah the packages in the entry, viz.:?in 84 cases the highest, and in J4 ruses the next to the highest. Although there were lour deputy collectors, each always ready to perlorm the same service, y et, with two exceptions, Mr.'l ay lor, during this period, ue/er made uu eutiy ot more than a single package beloro any other deputy collector than Campbell, and in one of the two excepted instances, w hen the entry was sw orn before onotht r deputy collector, the designation ol tlie package to be examined was in tbe handwriting ut Campbell himself." " Iho packages examined, Id!) in number, ware in voiced together at ?14,669 is. 6d., or ?iid 17s. 3d, each package. ' The packages not examinod, I 409 in number, were together in voiced at ?100,7*8 14s. ltd., or ?71 10s dd. each package; showing a difference, ol ?41 7s. Id., or liftyseven pec cent. " On these importations the duties amounted to more than (dtli.O.iO. " Thus on the facts proved before rce, and which 1 direct to be transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury, whether they constitute a sufficient cause to remit the lorfeiture.is respectfully submitted to his determination " Besides the seizure canes and other pioceediugs instituted by me against Mr. Taylor for his lrauds upon the revenue, I also, on learning, an beloie stated, ol his attempt through Dwight.to get the $19,000 above mentioned, from the Ttcasnry, did what I could to deleat him, as I knew the claim to be wholly groundless. These circumstances no doubt are among the lessens lor this renewed assault upon me and my sureties, through the individual to whom you confide-l my letter, ami perfected by means of tho report of the Solicitor of the Treasury. According to my judgment,that ofttesr in that report has not only done the greatest injustice to my sureties and mysell, and especially to the firmer, but has practised n gross fraud upon the House of Representatives in his response to vour resolution. From this charge he cannot shield himself upon the ground that he re|>orted the state of my accounts as they "appeared from the adjustment by the Auditor and Comp trolier of the Treasurytor your resolution was sent by the Secretary, not to the last named officers, but to th? Solicitor, as the head ofthe bureau having charge of the litigation, and not the accounts, and theruiore, it was incumbent upon him, as a faithful olticer and a just man, "tr tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth."' Thii truth was, that upon those accoisnts, I claimed n balanci ol raore than $41 000, as due me; and that the difference he. tween that sum an 1 $22fl,0<'0, for which he says 1 am n "defaulter," is made upot it?ios stricken out of those account' by the Auditor and Comptroller. Those items con i?te<] of commissions on payment of drafts, wherein I was held hv the government itself to he. subject to the ri?k ot all frauds and forgeries, and to which risk 1 had been exposed in making pas ments to an amount exceeding $22 000,000 and lor w hich fraud and forgery I had keen personally sued, upon a draft lor a large amount, ami ill which tuil protectioa was denied me by the government; and also for sums which 1 had actually paid by tlie express written or ders ofthe Department, to various individuals, but which the Auditor mid Comptroller, notwithstanding such or deis, struck out of the accounts. Added to these, are vu riousother items of dispute, which it is not necessary to refer to Ht this time, for you may have heard of tliern belore, but then suits I can hrit fly sum up us follows : In the final adjustment of the accounts, and ot my claim* in respect thereto, should such claims be allowed, there wen hi t>? due to me from the United ntates, over the sum of forty-one thousand Hollars, as before stated, even if the accounts remain in other respects as stated by the ac counting officers. But I have in another place averred, that in consequence ol the extr. me multifariousness ami complexity ot the various ti ansactions embraced in such accounts, many errors to my prejudice have crept into them, which, from the manner in which they were mad-' up, could not be detected before the rendition therro', but which I have since, in part discovered, in the course ol the investigations I have made And 1 verily believe that when the accounts shall be stated correctly, and according to my rights, it will appear that I have faithfully ac counted or, and paid over to the use of the United States, nil the money that i ver came into my possession as Collector, mid with which I can he legally or equitably chargeable, even although my claims lor any thing other than money actually disbursed, should bu eventually disallowed and wholly laid out of view. 'l'he public had consented to await, as common justice required Ihey should, the issue of the litigation brtweeli the Government and myieli, before pronouncing nRainst me u final condemnation. God forbid that I should think so meanly of you as to suppose that you could be gratified to see evtn your worst i nemy standing on the records ol Congress as a public "defaulter," to tho amount stated in the unfair report from the BolicltOlfOl the Treasury as attaching to me. The character ol your country, of which you ought to feel sensitive, is touched in such a question, and no Christian or patriot should admit tlia truth of a charge involving such consequence'", except opon the clearest proof ; and the more especially while there is a controversy pending in the courts of Justice, the rightful organs to ascertain the truth of the allegation And when the disgraceful fact can no longer be disputed or denied, it should even then he proclaimed snore "in soriow than in anger," while the art Itself would deserve, us it should receive, the severest denunciations oi a wronged and a be trayed people. While I have ventured to say what 1 think ought to be your leelings on the aul ject, permit me also to remark, that your Congressional career has us yet been signal i/ed, only by a few itriking incidents, oneof which, however, was said at the time to be somewhnt marked, ami contributed rather to adorn jour person, than to ornament y our reputation as a public man.* That earner is iliout drawing to a close, perhaps lorever, and j on have but little time left for the gathering of laurels to take home to your indulgent constituents The capital which you have acquired in the blow you aimed at the humble individual who now addresses you, would not, in one point ol view, however It might in another, beat all coveted by any one savs llwight and Ins employers You must, il you seek an enviable public rsn.uwn, Are at higher It is supposed the writer refers to a small suaufT affair with a brother member. W YO V YORK, THURSDAY M( game; and therefore, let me suggest, if you hare occasion again to call upon the Secretary ot the Treasury for inloriuution concerning public affair*, (apart Irom individual objects) n?k him for a particular account ot th?; prirutu interviews in the Treasury Department with Mr. Dwiglit, and lor the otHciul correspondence touching the " lotting out ol the Treasury of that *19,000," beloie referred to ; and u/aio uiSclher there was nr,i end.-nee in the Secretary's ultir.e, prior to Sunday, the !Hh ut January, ld-1'2, that Dwight wai the agent of Taylor and others, who were litigating with the L'uilid Statu* in regard to the cloth* and oassimeres ill I'mladelptiia; anil alto, whether the riecretaiy had not, prior to that time, been oiticialiy informed ol my ptinlic and private correspondence having been taken lroin tlio Custom iiouac, and put under the control of D.vight, and, u? it wa? believed and alleged, for the purpose ot enabling linn to eke tlierelrom such lacU a? it would be uece?*ary to rebut, through the means ro'.erred to in the re(Kirt of the District Attorney, before 'hu acquittal of these goods could be hoped for j and also, whether the said Secretary did not promise a gentleman limn I'ennsylvaiiia, w ho n-monstrated with him against that proceeding, and in god upon, aud extracted trotn him a promise thut he would keep, as the matter then stood, possession himsell of that cuirea ponneuce ; and also, whether he did nut soon then-alter, and on Sunday, the Utli day of January, when lie might have been engaged in better business, deliver those books to this same Dwight , and also, whether those books did not remain under the control of said Dwiget lor a period long enough to enable the counsel ol those claimants to know the contents thereof, and to prepare tliereliom commissions anu interrogatories to send to hngland to ubtain testimony, and indeed, till the mouth ol July, ladi, n tune just preceding that at which it was supposed the triuls w ere 10 lie brought oil in Philadelphia , and also further whether all of these facts would not have appeared among the Congressional documents, of last year, uial before the trials took place, 11 the ilonoiahle the Secretary had answered 11 resolution ol the Senate, passed about twelve months since ; and again, whether any one, uud who, had conversed with him in rcgaiJ to "tne expediency of ausweting that resolution) and 11 it had.been so answered, wliether it would have facilitated the recovery of the United States in these trials, or tended to have protected the late Collector ot the Tort of New York, against private suits, growing out ol transactions connected with that controversy . Public curiosity, just at this lime, when there are so many who have nothing to do but to attend to the allairs of others, might he grabbed to have un answer to some ot tlii se inquiries ; ami also such ol jour constituents as have enrolled themselves in that patriotic association, ' the home league," might partake in lhat curiosity, and desire to know iroin .Mr. Korwuid, their brother ' liomo leaguer," whetherthis Mr. D wight, the assailant, through the cu1uhiii8 ol the Express, ol ull tiie manufacturers ot the country and especiullj our " t a.tern brethren," in a.d of the Saddleworth interests was permitted to break in upon his Sunday duvalious and take lroin his possession the muniments ol the otliciul acts ol ore, whom they were so polite us to call on a certain occasion iu a memorial to Congtess," the vigilant Collector ol New York," and place those muniments at the disposal of his iraUuceis, both ollicially and personally, for tbe purpose above in dicatnl. I do sot know that uny answer to these inquiries would disclose the fact though it exists, thut while 1 had advanced trom my own pocket about tlueu thousand dollars in the litigations in Philadelphia and Baltimore, and had ulso advanced from public funds and charged iu my accounts to the United States about $ 1700 iu addition, 1 bad some difficulty in exciting a sufficient degree wi interest in thu Treasury Department to assign me even a clerk in the Custom House, to aid me ami my own clerk iu pr. paring the causes emkracid in tile litigation for ' trial, though there was involved an amount ol " Saddleworth cloitis, ol about $160,000, the hallo! which wuuld go to the United States it condemned. During the pi ndency of those trials, Messis. Dwight and l'uylor attended at Philadelphia together, and not being well sati-died with tho appearance ol things there, passed onto Washton to look alter the $19,000, where they met the reception before alluded to. The $1,700 charged iu my accounts to the government lor expenses iucurred on thosu trials as I supposed in behalf ol the United States, was stricken out by the Auditor und Comptroller end helps uowto make up .vlr. Penrose's amount of defalcation. 1 had complained iu lcgardtoali these matter's connected with the sub.ect of these litigations irom time to time, but as there seemed to be u mysterious power behind thu throne, if not greater than it, at least greater than I, which puralized u.l the influences ol the appalling truths which 1 hud placed un record in 1A? Department on this matter, 1 made up my mind to leave ihe Secretary to lus "idols" and "let him ulone." 1 therei fore apprised h<m by letter, uuder date, ol the lH'.li Janu.i. i ry, lb 12, ol this intention, and 1 offered up the sincere supplication that 'Ojd and the couutrj would give him u sate deliverance irom .Mr. D wight and his smuggling eo j 'juluic. i ui: icnui mis never ueeu niiswereu, ana i i am sure irom recent demonstrations, the prayer lias not been heard, whether it was uirested at Washington, through which medium I sent it, 1 ain uMableto say. i I will not say that it is necessary lor air. Forward to make any explanation in regard to any ol his olticial conduct, or that tt> had not the op'iou to cultivate, and even indulge an ainiutile ineekiiuss ut the expense o his jniblic character, in giving "that Sunday" interview, wud by perloi uiing and omitting to perforin many other matters and thing* bulure alludi d to, for tile accommodation ol the ugent cl one whom he had repeatedly been imormed, had Inibed himself through the Custom House in the manner detailed by the Distiict Judge and United SlutesAttoi uey, ut a fearful cost to the government; still, us these cift umstances are so inconsistent with ihutd<gieeoi otiiciai iu> I telligence, indicated by the station he holds, the people might desire to know w hether such unusual official lunuliarity really proceeded fiom such weakness or olber cause, not as yet developed, so that they might be able to i see how tar it compared with the treatment I had received at nis hands and the hands of his subordinates by his directions. But 1 admit, eiplaualions arc not required wnh the view of his rutaining place ; lor though he has abandoned the political creed of hi* early teachers, anil adopted uonc other, he is, in nil the distinctive political chai acte risti *, .isgojda "Tyler man," ast.ie ungin.il, ? r any copy in or out ol Washington, yet he is a " doomed man," ai he ought to be, ii, for no oth. r reason, than lor putting his official name to what may be conceived a bUuk paper u ith authority to a colleague in oilice, to write over it w hatever he pleased,concerning the must responsible duty of his own station,even though that colleague might then or thereafter think himseit a " hullioiiisi" ot "the first water.'' I grow tedious, I fear, and will not therefore trouble von with many suggestion* in regard to the Solicitor ot tho Treasury, but will assume that you know he is an individnalof polite lint dignified manners, becoming person, of . varied acquirements, and of extraordinary perform ances, private,official, and representative, and therefore, to be treated with attention. Asa lawyer, in the school l of common law, (in which th" United States, per te, are deficient), his distinction commended him to his present place. As an equity pleader, he is pre eminent, il I may judge from an oihciul opinion he gave on my official arts, ) as " lnte collectoi''(ol course, the law for present ones), , w hich w as. that instead of proceeding by action at law to recover penaltiei and forfeituret, 1 should have filed a hill i in equity to compel the parties to admit under oatli frauds i at the Custom House, involving the crime of perjury, nnd I thus subject themselves to such penalties and forfeitures. That being an " elementary" opinion ol this functionary, he did not think it w orth his Ht'e: tion (in which he rxeri cited a commendable prude ire) to cite any authority in 1 support of it. As a legislator, he is still more distinI guished, and especially ?< i'resicent of thu Senate of | Pennsylvania, where lie pril'oimrd evolutions that would [ hare entitled him, if the clown in tin circus the other evening was right, " to u place in the Custom House." In the science of accounts, (in whicli hut few law yers are t lamilnr,) he has an extraordinary faculty. He can change n balance o! $41,000 Irom one side of an account, to $-<68,000 on the other, in the " twinkling of a eye,'' with, out note or comment, and if niccssary, certify it to tlie assembled representatives ot the nation, as"(>. K.," and i?r bo otnerconeaivaia motive, lmt to indulge th* nit , an<l inglorious liope of bringing down the rvputatiou of others to the drgmdcd level ot his own. But I repeat, I am afrsid 1 mnk 1 myself tedious; and I i will now only recur to your letter wherein you state that " you diil not nt present perceive the necessity or expe. | diency of offering the resolution I proposed;" lmt, " what . further movement may be necessary will be known upen the coming in of the response of the Secretary to the resolution already passed." You have now that response, I and I have very respvcttully to request that you will permit no further delai in deciding upon the " necessity or , expediency of oth ring the proposed resolution. And in conclusion I beg to remark, that to avc id all misiski s in regard to the construction of this letter, and to facilitate Its perusal by the coirespondent of the Kxpress, 1 shall take the trouble to print it, and send it to you in that lorm. Implicitly relying upon the promise made in your letter of the Oth of January, " not to be drawn info a personal controversy." T remain, with consideration, J. HOYT, late Collector. To the Ifonornble William W. Dotinass, in Congress, Washington. Daimng HrHot-art ?On Monday night lust, the residence of the widow of tin* lute D.tvid Krlloeg, ol Skanentrles, was entered by three hurglurs, who I got into the cellar and from thence proceeded

through moat ol the rooms. They succeeded in removing from the house to the buck stoop property amounting to about ?2000, consisting of pl?te, watches, and clothing, but from some caU'e or other, they only succeeded in getting away about 1 !- ? f I - ' - 1 ^ * worm 01 puue mm goons. lairing weir circuit 1 through the house, they en ered three rooms in which some of lite tamily slept, unci on entering the room of Augustus Kellogg, the thief awoke him, and presented a pistol at his breast, with a threat that if h'- stirred, lie would blow him through inI stantly. The burglars succeeded in making their escape, and have so far eluded the pursuit of officers. ? Cortland Hem CiiinriK or A?.sam.t aip Intent to khx.?Yesterday morning, in the United States Court, John Lewis Grille was ordered to timl hail in the sum ol to answer the charge ot committing an assault, with intent to kill, upon Oapt. Mouatf, of the hrig I'oultnev, from Hnltimore, at lVrnamhuco, on the 20th "i noWn ber I ul 1 htlle vuiieond mate ot the Ponltney, and was originally arrested on the charge ol conspiring to take possession of the hrig, for the purpose of piratical crui.-ing, and sent to the United States in the banpte Navnrre, which arrived at this port on Sunday, by the United States Consul at Pernambnco. < ?rille is said to he from the vicinity of Charleston, t>. C.?Philad. Chronicle, Feb. 7. RR E iRNING, FEBRUARY 9, Washington. [Com-'iiondeuce of ilia Herald. I Washington, Monday night,) Feb. t>, 1*?. $ Ortgou-Exchequer? Post Olllc#-\ary llcoichioeiil?Amos Kendall, Ac, Th?* .r.-t business done in the Senate to-day was u motion to reconsider the Oregon Bill made by Mr. Atclur Mr. Linn objected. The motion to reconsider is to be postponed till to morrow, when tin* vote is to be laken at 1 o'clock. Mr. Tai.i.madgp. then moved to take up his Exchequer Hill. It is the same us he reported from the Select Committee last session. lie begged and implored the Sennte to do something to relieve the currency of the country. As for a United States Bank that was out of the question. He believed that his Exchequer Bill would do much to relieve the terrible distress that existed in the country, and he imolored litem to pass it. The consideration ol the bill was then postponed until to-morrow. A hill was then passed to repair Pennsylvania Avenue ; not before it was wanted. The lull t* prevent newspapers, and letters, nnd Dunk Dills ueing carrieu out or me man was then taken up aud debated anil passed over; und the Senate adjourned. In tug iloijfk tiie first tiling of any consequence was a Hill reported by the Committee on Claims to pay Stockton <te Stokes the amount of their judgment against Amos Kendall if the Supreme Court shall atiirin the judgment. The bill also directs ihe Marshal to release Amos Kendall from custody The l> II was referred to the i oiumittee of the Whole. So wunu Bill to finish the i'oloinac bridge. Mr. Bownk ilien reporied that it was not expedient to abolish the oiiioe of Commissioner of the Public Buildings. A Member?Why not? lie's a regular Vicar of Bray. Bowne.?It's hardly just to select merely one tree for ti e pruning knile 01 the House. Mr. Boardman presented a Bill to reduce his salary from $8000 to #2001). Gen. Ward said that he was a very useful nnd able officer ; he had all the public lunds under his control; had to make out deeds lor them, and frequently had $>'1,000,01)0 pass through his hands in a year, $8000 was not too much. The keeper of the Rotunda got $1500. A Voice?Well cut him down too. Bownk?You can't get competent men to fill such an office lor such a sum. A Member?One ol my constituents will take the ... ... ilmoiut ..m,l ?u? ... urei mi rt,lu *?ir3 umci <11 ^iuuii. A Mkmhkr.?It you say much, Bowne, we'll cut down the salary of Governor of Wisconsin to #300. Another Member.?No! a dollar a day. Let's give Bownea dollar a day. Bhonson?I move, sir, to cut his salary down to #1500?(Cries of "Oh! old no, no! yes, yes, go it.") Wise?Then, sir, I move in all soberseriousness, that the Bill he recommitted to the same committee, and that they be instructed to report all the reductions that they possibly can in all branches of the Government, and particularly in our tularin! (Great laughter.) 1 don't like this making iish ot one. and flesh of another. There is House Bill, No. 548.? (Boars of laughter.) The provious question, however, was called and seconded. mcKennan?I think, Mr. speaker, that we're a cutting down a little too rankly. I move to lay the Billon the table. Lost. Ayes,31; noes, ltil. The House then went into committee of the whole on the state ol the Union, and took up the Navy Bill with this amendment:? That untilotherwise directed by law, no part of the present, or any future appropriations lor the pay of coinmission, warrant, and petty officers, including thu engineer corps, shall be paid to the same, except upon n reduction ol the present pay at and after the rate of twenty per Centura per annum. I told you the otaer day that the Navy Appropriation Rill U'na hftm*.. llip l-lnnu.. unrt fliut .in t > i?- upru first item, the |my of the officers an attempt was making to reduce the same 20 ;>er cent. This was Mr. Merriwether's motion. Mr Wise said he should fight hard for keeping lip oar glorious navy ill nil it* e fficiency. Instead ol catting down, we ought to increase every branch of it. Our tea trude with China required an incrense of force; our trade with .South America and the Pacific requ red it; the whole of our whaling trade required it; our whalers in the South seas would soon have no place whereto get wood and water, unless we had cruisers in those seas to cle maud it esu right, and to resist the enormous port charges that was every day demanded of our mere! i nt vessels If we are to reduce, let its take a little i i the Commodores and Captains who are idle in por tnd put iton the Midshipmen and warrant officer and seamen in active service. It was a strai g mistake which gentlemen from the interior made, to suppose that they were not interested in a navy to protect commerce. Those who produced the exports were more interested than any one else; yes, even more so than those who live on the sea board Reduce the pay of the idle and bad; not the brave and good officer who was daily risking his I fe for his country. If we want to made a reduction of 1,000,000 or #2,0<X),000 reduce the number of eenincn; reduce tne expens'B of the dock-yards and depots, ihe materials for building and the stuff in ordinary. Already we had #8,000,000 or #10,000,000 of this stuff laid up, and much of it rotting and decaying. Here a funny scene nrose. Proffit and John VI * \r L??U * I /I i?i ivriui innii M|>riuiK u> ine noor ai once. Proffit.?Mr. S|>eaker? Chairman.?Gentleman from Indiana. M'Kkon.?I have an amendment? Profimt.?1 have the floor. M'Kiioti.?Hut, sir, my amendment? Chair.?Is not in order. Profpit ?I told you so. 5it down, M'Kenn? fake your time. A Mf.mbkk ?Stick to him,Mac. M'Kkon.?Does the Chair decide! Propfit.?The Chair has decided, John; what the devil do you want! M'Kkon ?I did not hear. Proffit.?Serve you right, sit down. The gentleman. sir, can net the floor niter me, if he tries hard; though lie certainly will appear to very great disadvantage. (Honrs of laughter.) M'Kkon.?Well, after that, I certainly will sit down. Here is the amendment he offered :? I'roviJeil no part of the moneys hereby appropriated, hall he evpt nih il in the expenae of preparing, equipping, and maint amintr a naval force, under the 8th artic le of the treaty made at Washington, Aug. 9, 1S4J. Proffit?The gentleman from Georgia (Merriwifher,) says that no officer of the navv shall be paid at nil, unless he consentwto receive 20 ptr cent less than the law allows him ; and that without repealing the act of 1835. The gentleman seems determined tocul down every thing that is useful; he moved to reduce the arinv?it was done; he moved to reduce the navy?it was done ; every thing is to be reduced but our own pay nnd expenses, sir; on flint, sir, theie is a good deal of shnllling. We talk and talk, and talk about drones, and loungers, and loafers in thegovernniejt, hut we never can see ourselves included in that category. Now, sir, I sav that the officers of the navy are not paid too much. i <?? chu t find a solitary instance where one of our officers of tfie navy, if he depended entirely on his pay, left his lady more than a mere pittance when he died. What is the pay? An officer of the first grade at sea gets $1500. Out of this lie has to provide all his apparel, private stores. comforts, maintain a wife, and half a dozen children. A Mkmhkk?They oughn*t to marry. The country requinaa//their energies and time. (Roars of laughter, in which the ladies in the gallery hlushed and joined.) Prpffit? A Ilrilish officer of the snine grade receive $10,200 a year, and $14 10 per day besides, every day his fl ig is flying on the station ; making nearly $t6,000 a year. A captain receives $3,500. A Passed Midshipman received $750afloat and $000 onshore A Midshipman, who had to devote ten years of Ins liie to learning his duty, and perhaps breaks his health in the service by fever or exposure, receives $300 or $350. Talk of this being too much ; why it isn't tfie pay of a door keeper of the House of Representatives?of a messenger, of a page, who gets $2a day?why it isn't the pay even of a lacqite v daughter), of a wood carrier, of a wood sawyer (Roars of laughter.) No doubt there was . . , ,t?.,i i i k-.. vi' iiiij <IIIW iii>ii-ir-, nini wuAwiiiiiij in some parts ol the navy ; but this was not the way to reform those abuses. II this thing goes on,by ana by some one had better move to abolish the navy. Pome Mkmrkr?With all my heart; I don't see the use of the navy, ((treat laugh'er) Mr. Mrhriwetiirr mid that thepny of the navy wns r 11 ? ! m because every thing was higher then than now The country believed that the high s ilarics .'iven to the navy officers was the cause ol their immorality and tyranny, and rendered them the moit disgraceful body that ever belonged to any country under heaven K the pay was cut down one half, the navy officers had only them selves and their bad conduct to thank for it. A [ERA 1843. court martial had to be kept all the year round trying them tor their misconduct. Mr. Holmes said?Thin in truly the most fraeincntal Congress 1 have ever known. (Laughter ) Do (lie people believe that this government can get along with audi a Congress ? We have been here two months, and not taken up a single bill lor regular discussion. True, Jackson's line has been Htuck up like a popinjay, to he shot at by all parties. And now that we ure about to have a debate on the navy bill, mint s in this motion to cut down. Truly, is gentlemen can do nothing else, they know how to destroy. Mr. Cavk Johnson was glad to see this attempt to retrench, lie would support it, and lie thought the army and navy might botn he reduced considerable. A Voice?Abolish 'em both (Laughter.) Mr. Fkssendkn said that the pay was not too much to enable: the officers to support themselves with proper dignity ubroad.and their families in comfort ut home. They had to devote their whole lives to the service, it was the conduct ol the President in ultcriug the sentences of such persons as Captain Levy and others, when properly punished by a court martial, that brought disgrace on the navy. Mr. Gordon was for cutting down their salaries Provisions were much cheaper now than in ? The eagles w ould always gather where there was a great dead carcase. (Laughter.) Smtne went lor glory?some for plunder. Some drew more than they ought?one account said the medicines were stolen? Here Wish and King and others rose, amid much contusion. Wise?It's utterly impossible to draw for what they are not entitled to Kino?The letter from the Medical Kurcau has been denied by Com. liiddle. Gordon ? well, 1 object to our officers having great salaries t?> give great entertainments to great loretgn prtuces in great foreign ports, to " catch die manners living as iliey rise," (laughter) and bring them to this country, to corrupt us simple republicans. 1 liate the tyranny and the insolence dial is practised in the navy. Who can be proud ol the recent tiansactions of the navy on the Atlantic or the Pacific! AuU unless these things are remedied, 1 go lor seeing the uuvy abolished. Mr. liLLi.NutiAST said that the horizontal mode of reducing the salaries waH all wrong. Mr. Cooper of Ga. said, he tlid not know what we were coming to. We were large y in debt?a revenue lulling ott?we must reduce somewhere.? The government ought to be carried on tor $'ir>,?iuu, (MJO, instead < 1 $'2t>,000,(JU0. it noltung else eou.d be dune, abolish ihe uimy and navy, lie was op|postd 10 tne tarilt?to the Exchequer and to Cort Johnson's scheme, tie thought we must come iu direct tuxes, hut lie did not like it. Mr- A a.Not. d rose and said?I rejoice, Mr. Speaker, that I've lound somebody at lasi to advocate economy and retrenchment liui the gentleman does not begin ut the right end. lie's lor cutting down the pay ot the poor little middies, us luey did the poor little puges, sir ; in this House, sir. Hut, sir, die gentleman says nothing about culling down lus own salary. (Laughter ) He was having aboutso afore the wind, that 1 couldn't tell where he'd land. He was like the bees iu the country, as we say; lie had swarmed, hut you couldn't tell where he'd settle. ((Jreut laughter.) lie says lie's lor retrenchment, sir; but then lie'11 abohsii the army and navy belore he'll touch a dollar ol lus onn salary.? (Laughter.) Why not abolish tins House, sir?? (Roars ol laughter.) It wouldn't be much loss, sir. (Increaseu laughter ) Abolish everything, sir, and let us have a cheap government. tVe may us well do that as abolish the army uud navy.? I'm sorry I can't understand the gentleman irom Georgia. He's uguirisl the laiiti?sguuisidirect taxes, and against reducing the pay ot the members, sir. This is a most extraordinary specimen ol economy, sir. He's for liberal pay, sir, and no taxes. (Great laughter.) Liberal pay, sir, and no tuxes? that's hi-doctrine. (Increased laughter.) Abolish the army and navy, and then the people will say, " Nun you can go on, and abhsii yourselves. ? (Hoars of laughter.) 1 saw the uwlul state ot this country, sir, present and prospective, sir, long ago, sir?long ago, sir. Hut the whig party, sir?tne whig party, sir, liavo tailed most grievously? most grievously in preventing this state, by introducing a wholesome system ol economy and retrench meni. M'Keon?The democrats 'II stick by you. j Au.noi.o?The gentleman ways the democrats Will stick by me. 1 hope ihey will. Some ot 'cm have already. Now, sir, what is U?e state ol the country 1 Your revenue will not be over $12,000,000 tins year; the most sanguine don't make it over $15,0011,000 While your expenses will be double that amount And yet gentlemen are tuking up a solitary case ot one public officer, and making a reduction ol $1500. But they will not put their hands into their own pockets and take out $2 u day. They'll cut down every body else's salary but their own. This kind of legislation is, 1 was going to say, but supjaise i would be out of order? Skverai. Members?boon, Arnold ; say it. AiiNru.n?Well, it's a disgrace to this House, Hiid Ihe country Ilere, I've had a bill ready all last session and this, which would save $4,000,000 a year to the country, (Bill 548) and you won't touch it, because it touches the pay for ourselves. And do you think the country will submit to this? Why they'll treat you with scorn and contempt. Now my friend and colleague, (Cave Johnson) lie's a great retreneher, sir. A very great retreneher?till it conies to his own case, sir. (Great laughter ) \tri...n ,i... i.. i. i. . flits all ofl into splinters. When it comes t?> his own rase, sir, he rat** in. (Hoars of laughter.) And the gentleman from New York, and nil, harped on one string, retrenchment; but they won't take #2 a day off their own pay. Now, I'm willing to take a general sweep?not a partial one; cut clown all the salaries of government officers, members of Congress ifcc. 25 per cent. This will save $ I,(iff),000 a year. l ean buy as much provision now lor ffiti, as Icould in 1835 for #8. If #8 was enough then, #6 is enough now. Mr. Cooper?Why not make it ft'3? AuNor.ii?The gentleman, sir, says reduce itto jt3, sir Sir, $3 a day would be pretty high pay for many meinhersof this House. (Koarsof laughter.) 1 could get many better men, sir, at half the price. A Mem?kr? If some of'em were paid the time they're lu re, they'd get devilish little Arnold.?Pome members say this is too la'e?it looks had to be reducing the pay of the members who are coining niter us. Well; let us pass it now to-day, and let it take effect from the time it passes. Some threaten that they'll make the hill prospective, and make the members disgorge all back through the session il 11 re an it. No fear of their doing that, ' sir. (Laughter ) That's too shallow a device to deceive the counfry with, sir. We shall show our sincerity by making it take effect from its passage.? Let us do it. The two ends of ihis Government, will never meet, sir,unless this wholesome retrenchment is adopted. I am opposed to singling out one or two poor men. Let us go the whole hog, sir.? House Hill, No. 548, does not propose to touch any salaries under &UMK). and takes off2<) per cent, ft has been well considered again and again in committee?it has long been before this House? I mean to stick to ihis, sir ; to keep this hall a rolling The chairman of the committee of Ways and Means, (Fillmore) is not a going to get the floor every morning as soon as the journal is read, a.id drive tlie Uou-e into committee, He seems to have a most holy horror, sir, of House Hill 548?because it retrenches too much, sir. Chairman.?Order. Arnold ?It touches his own salary?his own pocket, sir. Chairman.?Order. The remarks are not in order. Seven I Mkmiikrs.?Why not 1 Arnold?Well never mind, sir; I'm done with him. (Hoars of laughter ) I hope the House'll excuseme; but yon pee, I was obliged to get this lit t!? speech in somehow. The House never will let me make n speech on bill 548. ((treat laughter ) Th"y alwayschoke it down,sir. Tliey never will fairly give the ayes and noes upon it, sir. 80 the speech of the gentleman from Georgia was a per led trod send to me, sir, and I thank him for opening the door for me to make my little speech. 1 lowever, I now give notice flint I shall speak on this subject every time I get a chance And I'll contend for the floorevery morning with the gentleman from New Yoik (Fillmore.) And I call on the friends of retrenchment here to sustain ine. Let us see who's 111 lavorof reform and retrenchment, and not fritter away the session with isolated cases, and the payot a few poor pages and midshipmen. Let us get the ayes and noes on it. T intend to keep this thing a moving?to keep agitating of it?to keep worrying ilns I louse' with it until it is taken up. For I have talked with many members about it, and tliey say, every man, woman and child iu their district is in favor of Arnold's House Bill, No. 548. (Honrs of laughter.) IVlr. Stf.kmrod got the floor, and the House adjourned. Do you see how wonderfully Arnold lias improved ? lie really f poke first rate to-day. The bill to stop private expresses will pa>s the Senate. It is a most tyrannical bill. The wind is blowing a hurricane, and ihe thermometer down to 28. Every body sick. W. H. A LD. P? IM 'Two CwM, Intelligence. 'I uk New Poi.icr System.? While bath Boards of Aldermen have bee,, .M.ating and squabbling as to what would produce a reform in our Poliaa System, Justice Matsell, on th- suggestion of Mayor Morris, or Mayor Morris at the intima'ion of Jufr tice Mat-ell, has quietly and almost imperceptibly introduced a system of preventive police that with but a few days practice has produced the most favorable results. A selection has been made of the most active and industrious officers attached to the police of the city, who have been registered in squads of loir and five to act as a night patrol. The result has been that in the districts where they have been plaeed, the. whole watch department has been put upon tho </mi vive, and midnight robberies and burglaries hava decreased in proportion to their eiertions. Tha night patrol, like the "silent watch" of Philadel phia, thus form u secret supervision over the regular watchmen of the night, and aa the moment of their presence in various parts of the district,is unknown, the whole department, together with the midnight prowlers, are kept continually on the alert. In addition to this, a spirit of emulation is created between the watchmen and the officers that muet produce a moat salutary effect, as they will vie with each other in being the first to detect crime. We hail this movement with approbation, knowing as we do that it has received the sanction of the Watch and Police Committee as well an all those members ot both Hoards ol Aldermen who have been consulted. Let it be extended until evsry watch district in the fcity is supplied with a night patrol, and our own knowledge and experience fully justifies us in the assertion that the most beneficial results will be produced. A circumstance took plate on Monday that practically illustrates it. A servant girl was sent troni n dwelling to obtain some beer lor the use of the inmates, and in her hurry she neglected to close ihe door of the house. A watchman perceived it and 011 her return broke out in pretty strong expressions an follows:?" Good woman, when you leave the house to go of an errand yoa should always close the door af ter you as a rogaa might have walked in wftile you wero absent, and then old Matsell and Ins new patrol would have bet a down upon m<; like a doac of shot for negleat of duly." This in itself conveys the new spirit thai lias been recently created. Way it prosper. Nothing of importance transpired yesterday at either o! the Police*Ulficea. A (Terman named A?guslua Kliode was arrested lor attempting to a counterfeit sixpence of Ins own niauulaclure upon Michael Wogau, ot 412 llroadwny. It being tha second time he had tried to puss the piece, ha was tnliy column ted tor trial. Cklkhration of Wa-IJJNGTUN's Bihui-LUt At tjik Ukoadwat Taiikknacu?This event will bring together an assemblage ol all creeds, sects, aiaea, and conditions. We obtained the espy of tha committee last evening, and present the names of the officers ol the meeting, all of whom have signified their pleasure to attend:? President, Dr. Aiiiiaiiam D. Wilsoi*. 1'ici Prciidttif, ht. ltev. Dr. John Power* Rev. Dr. Wain?fright Rev. Dr. Brownies Rev. Dr. Npencer 11. Coma . Robert 11. Moi 1is J ami's (J. King v Elijah F. Purdy Philip llone Aaron C lark John M. BloodgooU Michael UUhoefFar Frederick A. '1 almadga William Kent Charles W. Sandlord James Ciulick (Jeorge 11. Purser William Inglis James M. Smith, Jr. Thomas U buimur Dr. llogan William Wallace, Di. J. I'ocock Holmes Dr. Covert Dr. Kirbv E. L. Know William A. Wj?iom Felix liigohlshy D. P. ingraham The plnltoim is to be (oily feet square. elesaatla lilted ui>t>y un upholsterer with furniture forth? usi of the orators, president and vice presidents. The tiri-t company of Washington Temperance Guarda will form on the rear of the speakers and the vice president's chairs, will form a cresent around the splendid (lag, bearing a cony of Sully's painting of" Washington crossing the Delaware." The committee have asked the loan of Washington'a sword used at that hattle, and which is now in the posaession of the Mercantile Library of this city. Send it to them, gentlemen; let us huve something worthy or the time. The military movements of the evening have not yet transpired. It is intended, as we have learned, to put thein through the evolu'i<?n of relieving guard near the flag, at every interval of the various exercises. This will have a very imposing eflrct. Hut we look upon Dr. Pise as the star of threvening His oration will touch one of the most interesting emits of our revolutionary history, " Washington crossing the Delaware before ih? Hattle of Trenton " The ladies, no doubt, will rernemher in the orator, the sweet ami amiahte recur of St. Joseph, whose eloquence charmed so many. Dissolution?tic i'.vtuer?htp tirotnfor* nimai t>?twrrn the tub'cribi n under the firm of hIVET k SOMYA, ilotolttd by mu'uil content, on the J I imtiint. Thn affrtioi of lie.' firm will be trilled by A. SOM Y A,who will continue the grocery bumni t* on I it own ?reount. U1VET k SOMYA. New York, Feb 7th. R41. U ?t? r_ PARR'S LIFK PILLS. rpHIS Fine HertMl Medicine hv? tcarcely been iotrodneag into (lie United Siatet tit montht, yet in thia thou a pan* of tunc, withoat any eitraordiiiuv riertioat on the part at tha I proprietor*, it sale in the Stater of New Ynrii, Peonaylraaie, Ni w England Stubs it <1 Cumin, hue increased with nth rapidity ,'? In exceed theii mi nt sanguine e spermines Tke | public are now beginning to understand and appreciate th? saperior efficacy or this mild >. rdicine to the powerful purr alien* that have loell hiiherlu sold iht m la the soap# of pills whiah may give relief for a ?l oil time but always at the eiPCD'* of the system. by eiif< rhling it cud rendering it more liable to rerrire Hguu oilier complaints. On th-* contrary, Parr's Life Pills griitly erudirste disease 1 y removing all obstructions in tin- intestinal c in il, t urit) leg the blond, strengthening the ayst-in. Slid err a iug a u Kuril .nil liraltliy action of the body?thay 'I n iic powerfully at a tunic, and reatnra to the pa'ien a long loaf appetite and a In allht craving for lood. Asa family med'nne >t i> uneunallei), ami may be taken by every airmber af a i inu'-y 1 "in the youngest to the "Ideal, being perfe* ly free from all mineral preparation*,smug so paiu. and acting mildly at a imrg-live. Many trmdea oho have tftka i thia medicine apeak in the higher teruu of the great bet el' thay have had fruin ' lie use of it, and to all females ofa delu at habit of body We wniiltl particularly lecummrud this uu diciur; ihey will lind il agreeublo io lake, anothiiig to the system, and certain in iIs reiiii-ving the aour and bail burner tr< in lie body? iu the Sj ring the turpid mil aci imnninus Hinds that have laid dormant in lie b ilv dining lira wiuier, but are agaiu brought rata activity, -vill be apiedily removed hy takug Parr't Life Pil1# evt rv night, belore going to bed, for two er three week,. The propiie'ora litve aire dv miuy eacell'iit testimonials of the eftica y "I Pair's Life Pills in bilious and acrrhntic cnmplaints, Chronic eases ol'cojd,. ro'istijmtinn olthe bowels, dyspepsia, liver complaints, di hilit" and complaints incidental to females. The following aie 'he eirlusive agents lor the sale ol Parr'a Li e Pills, where msy be had gratis the Life and Tiinas of Thomas Parr, with two like eng atings, and milch other inter estiu matter Jimr< Ast inwall, Druggist and Ohemi-t, W Williim street ; Kush'uri A Co. 110 Bio dw iy and 10 Astor House ; Abrausm Hands Ik t'o. druggists and ch-mists granite bnild'nos, No PCI Brie ilway. comer Chamber street; David Studs ACo. No. 77 East BiouJwav ; P. Dickie, 413 Broadway, turner Lit p.-nerd tieet ; John B Died, druggist, Broadway, corner Bleecker freer; N. W. B idcau, Bowery Al.dieiue store, WO Bowery ; John 0. Hart, d.ugglH, 34? Grand, coraer Norfolk street; Hyine.'a Medicine store, 03 B .wery, corner Wu'ker street; J hu Hyme, coiner fsltoa Slid Water streeta ; Horace Everett, druggist, 267 Greenwich street, uest the comer of l< ranklin; J A J. ' o ding'on, apoihec rirs, Kf Hudson, corner of Spring stteet ; E. L. Cotton, chemist and *pi>tnec.uy, 763 Bleeekar, eortu-r Janes street; J Wendover, itiuggist and apothecary. No. 141 Eighth svrt.ne ... Brooklyn?C. WMis Sunona, seed, drug, and patent anadi ci'o- Wir? house, t*4S h ulton street. and wholesale at the preprietor'salhce T ROBEHT'S A CO. Clarendon House, cor. Daau< at. and Broadway. Sma'l boxes ?'t cents. Large or family boxes SO cants. Pers us il si puts - f obtuu lug in ageucy for their sals ia tha country, w ill pie,ise direct their letters, post paid, to T. Kaheits A Co Irttrr ho* *17, New York. 16 lm?c F'ELT?Patent uihs-tivu Eelt lor aheathiog ropa of houses and ahipi bottoms, for Ssle in Irvsto salt pgrchesers, by i70c E K COLLINS A CO ^Soother. V. W. CITY DESPATCH POS'l. P4W1 OEK1CE, New York, 35th July, IMA UOUHSof lieltrerv each day, (Sundays excepted) at tba 1 U uer and Lower Past Ortli ea>? Letters nioaiteil before Hati t aat 8 o'clock, AM) |4 " I " r M Wil) be sent set for deAt all the Hiatuses before lieery at # A M, ana I 7 i? < lock, A M and 4 o'clock, P M. 11 ? Letters to be scot Kree, roust hare "Kree Hump" affiia<l to thrm, otherwise three cents will be collected of the party to whom tlir letter is adilresse I. No money must be CDclosee la tellers unless repisteml at r <* I rioripa] offices. Lists ol the stations 1st all of which "free tamps may be pisrchased at 82,58 per WO, and eeery inforroai iou may be obtained en application at the tipper or lower post t ffires. Humps issued by the late City Despatch Poat wll be rect-ieesl. It is tndisi>miaable th it the number ol the residence ahonl J be staled 10 ainetters sent thronyhilns Post. ... The Post Muter solicits the eoiliest inhumation should say irreenlariries occur JOHN LORIVK.it GRAHAM sii."air'e _________ foal hi 'Stet Nb.WDL'R\PORT Bauk Notes wanii d tor a short ime 0rafts ?o rhilaijf lubia atul Boston, (or sale at H. J HVLVK.STKR'S, Hll* V> W*ll af aitd IW Rr?>?tlwif Cl *1 PKR.?70 cases, from 18 to M os, of eery estrs qualify inanulsctarail trims the best ore. and with it rant aire, sod rot sals by E ? ft < | |.T NS 4t CO.. ? South street. d!7r