Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 9, 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 9, 1843 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. %? ?? lurk. Halariiay. I)?rrmh?r V. 1843. \ Prom WasHliitt ton?lui)M>nant Movrntnti ?Plans of the President all Campaign. The private accounts from Washington are now beginning tube very interesting. A most perfect union nasal length been completed among all the i It menu- ol the democratic party in the House at Representative*. These members, iiumhenng nearly one hundred and twentv-six, have had several caucuses, and have almost completed their arrangements Tor the presidential campaign. In addition to the election ol Mr. Jones, the new Van Bnren Speaker, we have already mentioned that all the other officer* of the House nominated .ire Van Buren men, including Blair and Rives as the printers of that body. From the consultations among all the elements of the party, we learn that the following is the form of the arrangements for the next campaign, entered into, and agreed upon, by the combined democracy of Congress:? President in 1?U Martin Van Buren. Vice Pre?idcnt do A Southern Man. Tim Succession iu 1^48 John C. Calhoun. Secretary of State. 1SH Thomas II Benton. Secretary ol the Treasury, do James Buchanan. Secretary of War < ol. Johnson, peraaps, hut if not, he is to be provided lor Secretary of the N'avv . i Man hastinAMer General A Western Man foreign MiniMer*, fco Unsettle.! Tlit-ei* arrangement we it- talked over, tud understood among the confidential friends of all (lie lenders, before the different sections went into the caucus. The selection ot the officers of the House of Representatives, grew out of this preliminary arrangement, and although they may have been all in favor of Mr. Van Buren as the present candidate, they and others will gradually adopt the e views .tad give them out to the democracy tlirouguout the country. It is also understood that Mr Calhoun and his friends, at no distant day, will take an occasion to five a public adhesion to these arrangements, and to unite their forces with the other democratic elements in favor of certain general measures to be matured at this session, and to be entered upon at once. The Baltimore Convention will do little else than select a candidate for the Vice Presidency, and organize a popular and united appeal to the country. In these arrangements, Captain Tyler and the (iuard are entirely left out; and it is probable that the whole force of his administration will be directed against the democracy in the canvass?not because he hates Clay less, but because he hates Van Burfn mn? Tho lou? ?i........ f-i. E oinajl ini ihe keenest. In relation to the movements during the present session, it is also understood that the democracy in the House will modify the present tariff", so as to incfease the revenue equal to the expenditures, and to pay the public debt if possible?that this modification will be constructed on so very moderate a principle of discrimination as almost to look like what abstractionists call free trade?that the one hour rule and the previous question will be rigidly enforced, so as to cut off talk and produce work, giving only six or ten speakers on each to debate each question?that some resolution will be passed or intimation be made in the House relative io the Texas question?that a bill will be passed to establish civil and military positions in the Oregon territory?that the Treasury note system of John j C. Spencer's invention will be abolished, and | the exclusive specie principle incorporated in all the financial transactions oi the government, and that some measures of post office reform will be matured and passed. These are understood to be'the views of the democracy relative to the action of the House. In the Senate, the whigs are predominent, and on them will be cast the responsibility of defeating these measures. On the other hand, the whigs are organizing their plan of battle, and in a few weeks, the two great contending parties will be deeply at work in Congress, in preparation for the contest before the people next summer. It will soon be a stirring time. The oftraue ox the Commercial Community by the Recent Express?Beach'attempts to make an apology for the suppression of the principal commercial news in his extra of Thursday evening. and, indeed, he lias some reason lo attempt such a thing. Even on that evening the feeling was so strong against him, and the excitement 90 powerful that he began to be alarmed at his own impudence and atrocious attempt to cheat the community. He now says that it was by accident that the principal and most important items of the foreign news ?those relating to the cotton and other marketswere left out of the extra. This is, probably, the best excuse he could make in the circumstances. It resembles very much the excuse that Mr. Maeready might make if he were to present the play of Hamlet with the part of the Prince omitted, and apologize afterwards to the public by saying that the part was left out by accident, but that the public might depend on it that 011 the next performance tha part of Hamlet would beput in ! But this excuse will not avail the miserable speculator. We are credibly informed that on the very night on which he received the news, a commercial gentleman called at his office to make some inquiry is relation to the intelligence received by the steamer, and Beach said in reply?"If you give me S50, I will show you the J^oruion Times " This indicates at once the character and integrity of this contemptible speculator in everything. If we had received the news as we wouid by a ;;j>ecittl express?had we not depended on the good faith of Harnden .Nr Co.?we should have given all the news in the third of the time?supplied the commercial community with the fullest details,and given them free accefc to every source of information in our possession. Strange CoNDrcrr of the post OFFICK dkpakt vent.?We nr?* credibly informed that the Post < >ffice lJepartment has made an arrangement with Beach, by which he has authority, the same as a sub-post office department, to transmit papers, parcels, and any thing from New York to Buffalo, Boston, find any where he pleases. Considering the tolerably well-known character of (lie man, and the frequent exhibitions of his ju*-t and respectable conduct toward.* the public, we are very much astonished indeed, that the I'ontmaster tieneral could thus degrade the Department by conferring such privileges on such a person. It would really appear thai the officials of the I'ost office Itepartrnf-nt are determined to give the fullest possible prima Jarit evidence ol iheir utter mobility to attend to their own duties, peddling out privileges seeured and limited by law, in the same way that ragged hoys hawk about the streets, the blue and yellow literature of the flash publishers. Wf Vg to call the attention of President Tyler to the t^rox- MiDmiaiiagemfnt of one of the pritisi|>nl departments of tlu' government. If some remedy be not applied hy Congress, the abuse# of the Post < 'fTice Department will affix the deepest and most permanent disgrace on In* administration and all concerned in it. Smow Storm and the Mam.*.?'The t>now storm of Thursday wan very severe north, south, and west of iih. All the mails were delayed, and That from the < **( with the letters, <Vc. brought by the did not reach the city till late yenterdny attcruo >u, when it ought to have arrived early in the morning Steam Ship Cai.eponia, Capt. LoU, from Boston, iinved at Halifax on the '.M, at 11 A M.?was def .lined II hours, and left for Liverpool. IIpdv'n Kiver?This river in open to Hudson, and the ITtica probably work.-d her way to Albany lait Thui>day night. ('AfTAn Vkhoi.won ha* been acquitted. Kto< rrw*.-Mr. Muffcnis gives an intellectual <>'rrt on Monday evening, jt Clinton J lull. French Tactics*?The " Coi rikr Des Etats Umis."?A short tiiii'* ago, it will be recollected, that the newspaper generally administered soni? very pungent advice and a little wholesome disci' nliriA a tli.> ttVnnnll iisin'r i\nh]tiihi>^ in this mlu i>1 I'UHC V?' >11' v I 1 * l ? """'"- 14 ?** * ? VI?J| I>1 relation to some impertinent and ridiculous re marks which it had made, reflecting on that association of men who have avowed themselves in favor of municipal and all others|>ecies of reform, under the name of " Native Americans" or " American Republicans." About the same time, some very silly musical critiques, characterized by n great deal of ungentlcmanly feeling, appeared in the columns of the same little journal, intended to operate against the great violinist, Ole Bull, because, as it api?eared, he caine in competition with \ some favorites of the French school. We happened to couple both these things in our columns and made them the subject of a paragriiph or two, | treating them in the way which their impertinence in the former instance, and their folly in the latter, required at our bands. It seems that these remarks of ours, have creaated a great sensation in certain quarters, and produced a more decided effect than we ever anticipated. During the last two days, we have received severul communications from the office of the Courier tits Elats Unit, in French and English, purporting to inform us, that it we dire to expone the shallowness of their musical criticisms, or hold , up to deserved ridicule their attempts to disparage j the American Republicans, that journal will attack our domestic affairs and domestic relations in the same way that Moses Y. Beach did, and for which he now stands a convicted culprit before the Court of Sessions, whenever that Court is ready to do its duty! We hardly know how to treat this impertinent, dastardly, miserable threat. It | can hardly excite in any manly or honorable mind ! even such a feeling as contempt; and yet it is not to be sutlered to pass unexposed and unpunished.? | Indeed its exposure is its punishment, for that brings upon its authors the scorn and scorching indignation of every man in the community whopof\ sessea a single particle of manhood. We know nothing about the individuals who j conduct this French paper, and we do not desire I to know any thing about them. 13ut this we do j know, that wc could speak of them, and treat them precisely in the same way, though they had the grand army which invaded Russia, with Napoleon at its head, at their back. They most miserably mistake their man. Do they suppose that threats, bluster, or private intimations of any kind, will deter us from the full and unwavering discharge of | our public duties'? If that French journal, or any other attack the motives and purposes of that paj triotic association of men who call themselves i American Republicans, and "whose only desire is to give us a reform of our city, State and general governments, we skall ever be ready to repel the attack, and chastise its authors, be the.y who they may. And if this French paper makes itself ridicu ious, ny attempts at musical criticism, which produce only laughter, we will, as heretofore, show them up from top to bottom, over and over again, and if the blockheads smart and tingle, so much the better, that affording evidence of its doing them good and satisfying public justice. This game of attempting intimidation, by threats of attacks on , our private feelings, has been often tried, but it has always failed. We laugh to scorn all such threats, j and all such attacks on our own character and ! conduct, which, for twenty years have been before the community; and those of our private connexions, are equally without fear and without reproach. With utter contempt and scorn we treat the eHbrts | of all those secret slanderers and public assassins, I who failing in every other way to attack us, at- | tempt to reach us by trampling under foot all ) those principles of honor and decency which control all but the vilest natures, and which are respected by every man possessing anything of the feeling of a man. We perceive, however, that associated with the name of the person who calls himself the Kditor of this French paper, aw the names of several respectable citizens, who are at present engaged in getting up a benefit for the French Henevolent Society.? We ask these men, are they willing to associate with an individual capable cf such infamous conduct ? It has also been stated, that this print is positively the organ of the French Government, and represents the sentiments of Louis 1'hillippe. Can it be possible that the public functionary of the French Government in this city,?the eminent and respected Consul here?can countenance such conduct j in his sovereign's organ! We have much i more to say on this subject, and at our leisure we will resume it. In the mean time ! we state, that lis the pditnr nf rbi? Prenoh seems desirous of securing a place on Blackwell'e Island, we shall take care to throw no impediment in the way Let him fulfil his threats. We shal' meet them. Let him rest assured of that. Prices of Bread.?We alluded yesterday to tinhigh price of bread. Can any one give a good reason why bread should not be stamped with the weight on each loaf, so that every one purchasing bread may know what they pay a pound for it, as they do tea, sugar, meat, and other necessaiies cf life? We think if the loaf was stamped with its weight, the system of selling would soon be changed to selling by the pound instead of by the loaf, and the loaves would be made into one, two, three and four pound sizes. Let us have a reform in the matter. The bakers get rich too fast. Who will begin! Let even' one ask from this day forth, when buying a loaf of bread, "how much a pound." Oi.e Bvli. and ViErx Temps.?A good deal of feeling seems to be generating in relative to the selection of the Mime night?next Monday?when each of these artists is to give his concert. It is very unfortunate that such a bad arrangement should have been made. With regard to Ole Bull, we learn from his agent (Ole Hull being in Philadelphia himself) that he had engaged the Tabernnele a fortnight ago for the night in question, and that he ought not to be blamed for the difficulty.? We really hope fliaf some arrangement may be made in time?agreeable to all parties and to the public at large. New Riding School at Nibko's.?Niblo has just completed Ins arrangement for opening a new riding school on the most magnificent scale, and in the same style as Franconi's in Paris. When in Kurope,we visited Franconi's, and also the elegant riHIna no or I? : : 1 ..v u. ?? juv j. ui i\ , yv II |'i1IMMII/.n| by tlx- English nobility,and wen- forcibly impressed by the elegance and excellence of the arrangements. A school for the acquirement of the noble science of horsemanship, conducted in the same style as those celebrated establishments, has been much wanted, and Niblo is just the man in whose handu the aflair will be properly managed. The name of the gentleman who is to superintend the establishment, is a sufficient guarantee that it will be worthy in every way of public patronage. This is Mr. Davis, the best riding-master in this country, lie has been connected with Franconi's and the Hyde Park school, and will give lessons to ladies and gentlemen according to the system adopted ut Franconi's. Equestrian exercises are becoming very fashionable here, and Niblo's school will immediately become a very gay and fashionable resort. _ f!0? Mews. Branson and Nash are forming new clause* in elocution and music, in connection with . the true philosophy of man, designed for ladies and gentleman Next Tuesday evening they comj mence a course of iheir popular lectures in the University Cha|>el. See th?*ir ?ard in another column. Maii. Robbkr.?Thornton H. Freeman, the insil robber, was seen at Carthage, Hancock county, Illinois on the 13th in?tant lie erone.t the MUiinippi at Nauvoo, nnH procured a conveyance to Peoria for $li it in mippofifv) he ha? mfclr hi> wiy to Canailn or New York, byitho North-Kaatsrn route. Porto Rico. "" (lorr??j>ondence of the Hertlil.) CoNSUI.at* of thk U. S. of A.mkrica, ) Nagtabo. 1'oiloRico. Not. 10. lfUll. i James Gokdon Bennktt, Esij :? Having observed ill one of the Boston papei that our crop would be short, I beg leave, throng your valuable paper, to contradict the same, ai utterly false ; to the coutrary, in this and our neigl boring quarter of Huinacuo and Farardo, the cru will exceed considerably that just ofl", and our si gar will prove superior, and come in the latter en of December, proximo. Prices will 110 doubt rang low, unless some improvement takes place in Kt rope. Considerable Hum on hand without price.Coflee still backward, and is taken at 7 l-2c There is considerable enquiry for pitch pine board as well as white pine; cypress shingles, sueti lihd shocks,, with heading, and provisions. Th first arrivals will do extremely well. As tor luni her and shingles there is none in first or secon | hands. Remaining your obedient servant, Jos. Lockhakt, U. S. V. Consul. Key West. [Corre*pondence of the Herald.] Key West, Nov. 24th. 1813. Naval Movementt, &c. The U. S. sloop of war Falmouth, is now in thi port?officers and crew all well. She will probabl] remain here several days, and then return to 11a vuia. The brig Somers left here last Sunda; week for Matanzas?all well. Our Episcopal Mi nister performed divine service on board of th' ; Somers, whilst here, and his sermon was consider ed to be quite eloquent, lie is a very young man i and has just arrived among us, with his young an< j interesting wife. Thirteenth Ward. Tin- American Republicans of the Thirteentl Ward 'isscmbled again last evening in all tliei glory, at the hall at the corner of Grand and Clintoi streets. After the preliminaries of the meeting ha< been gone through, a motion was made and carriet that no American Republican of the Thirteentl Ward be appointed to any office in the Associatioi until he shall have been a member for the space o three months. A subscription was then set on foo for the purpose of racing the sum of seventy-fivi dollars, being an amount due by the Ward Associa tion for exi>enscs attending the recent election. Mr. Haskei. lieing present, addressed the meeting. Ii the coursu of his remarks he made come hard hits at a lev of our city fathers. Mr. Wilson, Secretary of the Fourth Ward Association was next called upon to address the meeting, which hi did with considerable force of language. Young Vam Bcskirk was called ujion for a specimen o iiis vocal powers, he accordingly gave one of liis patrio tic songs. Jacob L. Ff.mn, Ksq., then rose and addressed his friends and urged them to go on in the good work which thai were so gloriously and successfully engaged in. He su down amidst the most enthusiastic applause. At the con elusion of his remarks he stated that he had been authori zed by the proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens, (Mr. Bradfori Jones,) to invite the American Republicans of this city ti hold a maas meeting on his premises, which he woult light up and put in readiness for their accommodation This announcement was welcomed with three tremendou cheers, and a committee of three gentlemen, Messrs. Kenn Peck, and Bruce, were appointed to co-operate with tin committees which might be appointed by the other wards Mr. Greek, of the Fifth Ward, then made an eloquen appeal to the immense assemblage, which now filled tin hall to overllowing. He was frequently obliged to sto] for some time in order to allow the deaiening~applause t< subside, which his witty and appropriate remarks ha< drawn forth. The constitution and bye-laws of the Association w en read, and signed by many present. Mr. Miu-ikck thea favored the meeting with a song. B. 8.' Whitney, E?<i. having dropped in to see hov things were going on in the Thirteenth Ward, was in duced to resj>ond to the general call of the meeting, am made a brief, but truly eloquent address. The meeting then adjourned. Amusements NinLo's Circus.?This afternoon Messrs. Rock well & Stone give a grand juver^le entertainment consisting of riding, somersets, trampoline exercises corde volante, feats of strength, female evolutions o equestrianism, performances by the young riders, th< sagacious [>onies and dogs, dances and songs, so that then will be a great crowd of wonder-loving children. To-day of course, the comic performers the "clowns," will In about. No greater treat could be given the juveniles that a visit to the Circus this atternoon. (.'hildrens' ticketi twenty-five cents, and twelve and a half to lower ani upper boxes. Chatham Theatre.?We regret to notice tha at the (Chatham theatre it is announced that thi evening'is to be the occasion of the last appeeiance of tha most worthy and accomplished author and actor. Mi I ' ?i ui uiii, ^iiiic we icfi rejoicca in ihp mil assurance ! that from the very excellent bill offered, that the housi j will be filled. Mr. Grattan, for the first tinio In this city plays Master Walter, in Knowles Hunhback. jn which hi is sbpported by Hield, Mall, Jamison, -Vr:. !l#*ring, Mrs Preston, and the whole force of the corjM. Oi.?. of thi moat attractive features of the bill will be the laat appear ance of Mad'le. Yate*, who embarks for Europe on Slon day. She danceii the Highland Fling, and also the Swim Pas of "Buy a Broom,"with the usual song accompaniment The Ureat Western also iends his aid on the occasion? and the bill concludes with the ever attractive piece o Tom and Jerry. The house must be crowded. Grand Family Holiday, at the American Mir ski'm, with magnificent performances! at thre< o'clock in the afternoon, and seven in the evening, forth 1 benefit of Gen. Tom Thumb, the great wonder of th< world. We see, by the advertisement, that two whit negro children will be exhibited for this day only, om that they have woollv hair like the negro. with all th features peculiar to tfie African race. With these wondet ful novelties, in addition to Tom Thumb and the Gips; Queen, together with a splendid entertainment at thre o'clock, how can there be less than crowds of ladies an : children to see and enjoy them ? The Large and r ashionable Saloon at Peale' i Museum will he filled to overflowing, this afternoon at the grand performance, which takes place at 3 o'clock I ?ireat numbers of ladies and children will be amused witi the interesting and diversified entertainment, and hundred will be instructed by the philosophic Madam Adolph This establishment puts forth strong attractions for a shi ling; and the public appreciates the manager's unwearie J exertions to please. City Intelligence. Police.?Fridav, Dec. 8.?Loo* out >oa Uoustci { rciTs.?Another man, named Hiram Johnson, has bee arrested on a charge of passing $6 counterfeit notes of th ' Kast Haddam Bank of Connecticut, and also endeavorin to induce others to fill up said notes. The passing of th notes is dear, aud the scirnttr in attempting to obtaii I their signatures is conclusive. The result will be Stat \ prison five years or more. A Police Maomtbatk hfi.d to Baii..?Yesterday warrant was issued out of the Supreme Court by Judg Ulshoeft'cr, at the suit of Andrew McOowan, against Ga: rit Gilbert, Policc Magistrate, at the Upper Police otflci on a charge of false imprisonment. The bail was placc at $1,600?damage*laid at $3,000. V. 8. Circuit Court. Before Judge Betts. Fridav, Dec. 8.?Xeltori Jom j, a colored man, was pit ced at the bar on a charge of attempting to create a rcvol in the harbor of Liverpool. The prisoner pleaded not etii ty, but his counsel informed the court, that the municipti authorities of that port hail punished the man for the o i fence, an the affray had occurred within the dock* of thfi town. The court allowed the plea to be withdrawn, an the case lie* over to Saturday. ( The Laeinia J'irnlrt.?Thin ca?e is set down positively|ln \ next Monday week. This is astipulation signed by Mi Price, counsel for the prisoners. The case is to take pr< ; cedence of all other cases, lioth civil and criminal. Thi Mutiny on hoot d the Schooner Harp.? William l'a\ ' nar, alias William? and Jamen Bennett, were next place on trial for an attempt at mutiny and revolt on the 17t | November last, on the high seas, on lioard the schoone i Ham. The prosecution called the master. W ii.mam W. Castor?I am the master of the Harp, sailed from this |>ort in October last for Para, S. A. W arrived there on the 7th October. While ia nort, I hn some difficulty with the prisoner Williams, who whs di respectful to me. I checked him for spitting on the fres paint. Williams asked me whether I would not allow hii to drink or spit. His manner was not courteous or orde !y, it was not obedient. We lclt|Pnia on the 23d Octolie Para is <J0 miles from si-a ; the mouth of the river is a hot 40 miles. On th?36th, immediately after supjier, both mi self and the mate w ere taken with a violent vomiting, t observed to the mate that it w as very curious that w should have been taken ill at the same time. The ma1 I got well very soon, but I had to undergo a course of mi ' dicine. I was not well enough to attend to duty for 10 c 13 days. On the 17th November, in the evening al>out o'clock, I received information from the mate, that Wi ' liam Williams an.l James Bennett, had entered into a pl< ) to take the vessel. I lirst heard it through Peter Heir. Bi . as he did not speak the Knglish language well, I wai ii clined to treat it aa a hoax. I consulted with my mate, an in the evening when Dixon came aft to take th wheel, I enquired of him and heard from him whi convinced me there was mischief intended. I arn ed myself with a heaver; it was Williams' watch he was on deck; Bennett was below ; I told Williams thi I understood he had an intention to take the vessel, and demanded what he had against me, and his weapons ; Ii denied that he had any weapons, or any such intention ; also called Bennett from the forecast!* and told him th same thing, but he denied, mid Maid that he had a pistol i iiistols, which he had given awsv at Para to his brother Williams said he had only an old knife , I told Dixon till the men declared that they had no weapons ; he replie I that he had seen them, aiM that they had a pistol and ling shot. This made me resolve to search their chest At ten o'clock, as Williams was coming aft to take tli wheel, we secured him, and leaving him in chargeof Di: on, I went with the mate forward and secured Bennett, found the knife now shown me on Williams ; it is a sal or's knife, with the exception of its lieing sharpened on th I back ; I think that a dangeron? knife for a seaman to cart about him for his own safety. TThen 1 seized Williams, 1 denied that he had any other weapons ; my object in sei ing them wm to examine for weapons ; we o|>ened the chests, and found the pistol now shown me : it was loa , ad about four fingers charge, with fresh priming, also lot of balls and powder , the Imlls exactly titled the pistol i I put the men in the hatch for the night; in the morning I nept'rated them and placed one in the lorecastle ; we were on the high tea* at the time ; I am twenty-five yearn old, and have been maste r of a vessel lince 1 was sixteen year* old. Cross-rjamiiied.~rara is a branch of the Amazon; there r!< is fresh water at Para ; the tide ebbs and flows regularly h above 1'ara ; the weather was w arm ; we lay in the stream about three hundred yards from the shore; the inhabitants * are a mixed race ; cocoa and India rubber are the chief ). products ; the climate is not as sickly as that of New Orleans , I have been informed by the inhabitants that a case '' of yellow fever had never occurred there ; 1 do not know I- that Williams had a brother in l'ara, or whether he took .1 more than one nistol w itli him or not: 1 do not think , that the snipping roaster knew I was bound for I'ara ; ' 1 hail been tour voyage* to I'ara ; 1 cannot charge Williams or Bennett with any thing from my own knowledge, connected with the white mixture in the otlice. I ? saw nothing in the demeanor of the men to arouse my l.< suspicion*. 1 had some trouble with Bennett in the case ir of some squabbles with the mate and cook. 1 had to tell t- him that I would tlog him and confine him if he did not . desist. 1 have been before the mast, but never saw any i pistols carried to sea by sailors; I think the priming of the pistol was fresh, as from the dampness on l>oard it would have corroded; since 1 have been master of a vessel 1 never had but one man who broke his leave besides the prisoners; by the Police regulation a boat can land at all times of the night at I'ara, with a light in it; the inhabitants were keeping holiday the Sunday the men broke their leave; 1 had wine on board in the cabin; I never gave the crew grog; I never saw Bennett drink a glass of grog; as a sailor he is a good one; but 1 would not give him u character in cousequence of his rioting and quarreling; I would not take Bennett on bourd again as a seas' man, even thougli I had never found out this uA'air. y Jamks Dixon sworn?I have followed the sea thirteen years aud a half; I am a Swede by birth; 1 was a hand on * Itoard the schooner Harp; I know the prisoners; they were a part of the crew of the Harp on her last voyage from i'ara to this ]>ort; Williams, on the second Sunday alter we left I'ara, proposed something about killing tinotlicers and taking the vessel; he said we would want a good breeze; four or five days after this the captain got sick. Williams tln-n said, that when the vessel got into the > Ciulf ,we should kill the officers and some of the crew, and } then make for the first land, where we would scuttle the vessel and take what money we could, and go on shore in the long-boat; Bennett was present, but said nothing; on the l"tn November Williams ?iud, " Well, gentlemen, * shall we kill that b r to-nisrht," meaning the Captain I 1 and mate. Bennett said "jes;" Williams said, "we will call the mate forward, knock him down and throw him r u\ rrboard; then 1 will take the pistol and go forward and 1 kill the captain; I went down helow, and Williams foli lowed me, and shewed me the pistol, which he said was loaded ; I *also saw the sling shot; it weighed 1 about a pound and a half, Williams made it on the , passage home : Williams had three conversations with me about taking the vessel ; I told Peter Ryer all about it, and J. he told the Captain ; at eight o'clock in the evening when t I went aft to take the wheel, the Captain asked me all about t it. and I then told him what 1 now tell; alter Williams wa? 1 pinioned, I saw him take one of the sling shot from his . pocket and'throw it overboard; the pistol w as in Bennett's chcst: I know he saw it, for he had it in his hand at Tarn: , hc|hnd two pistols, one of which he gave away there ; I v saw Williams sharpen his knife about two days before the 17th Nov., forward of the windlass ; he was* sharpening the back part; 1 had seen the knife before and the back 3 was not sharp ; I have seen Williams and Bennett talking and whispering low together; but I could not hear what f they said ; I helped to conline Williams ; 1 was present when the powder ami balls were found in Bennett's chest;

the prisoners kept their clothes in the same chest. Cross-examined.?Bennett never talked to me about any ) thing except about work ; 1 thought Williams, when he t first s|>oke of this, was skylarking ; the tint time he spoke . to me we were about the latitude of St. Thomas (nearly the_same latitude as the Somers tragedy occurred in. The I circumstances of the case arc not unlike in general re , s jiects.) j William B. Walsh?The charge of the pistol was drawn by Mr. Smith in my presence ; the charge now shown me 4 is the charge drawn l'rom the pistol. (It was a lieav v charge of powder with a brace ol balls. The counsel foi the prisoners admitted that that was the same charge which had been in the pistol on the 17th November.) j John Marshall sworn?I was cook and steward on , beard the schooner Harp; I remember the day the captain Z was taken sick: the coffee was the same as we alwav* j used on board the vessel. The morning following tin j illness of the captain, I cleaned out the coffeepot and found a lot of whiti stuff' at thr bottom. 1 was often absent s from the galley, and the crew had access to it; Bennett hai' a difficulty with me and with the mate; cn the captain interfering and putting a stop to it, Williams observed that . if the captain nad struck Bennett, he would have throw a him overboard; on another occasion, when the crew were I at dinner, Bennett observed, that if he had an opportunity to quarrel again with the officers, he would send them to their account. When I was serviag cut the pork to Williams upon one occasion, he told me I did not give the pork often enough; I said I gave it to them as often as 1 was allowed; he said, "you may as well let us have it, for - you will not be here long to give it to us, any how." 1 , heard Williams tell the captain that he had taken out two , pistols, and had given them both to his brother at Para; f I saw two sling shot in| the possession of Williams; I have b seen the two prisoners frequently in private conversation of anight." I knew where the vessel was bound to, but , Williams did not until I told him, after wa had been six ? days at sea. i Crots-examined.?l tasted all the victuals sent to the las hie of the captain; I did not taste the coffee on that eve1 niug, as it was all drank up. Then; was al*out a quart ol conee made; the white stun was about one spoonful, but 1 . did not taste of it, because I suspected it was poison; 1 have bean on board a good number of vessels, and have ^ heard men brag of what they would do, if the officers at. tempted to lick them; I am a prisoner just now as a witness; 1 have made no arrangement to go out again in the vessel; I am not discharged from tha vessel; Williams was a great grumbler when orders were given. By a Juror?No one dranlc of the coflee that evening e except the captain and mate. Crnsa-rxamination rontiniurl.?The slung shot might ? weigh a pound and a half. The prisoner came to me and got me to heat a marling spike, in order to make a hole ' through the shot. This was on a Sunday afternoon. I 8 went over and saw them at work. The officers were on deck some of the time, hut not generally. Slung shots " arc used for knocking a fellow's brains out. I guess si man doesnt carry sucn things for nothing. They are the most dangerous weapons a man <an carry, for you can kill a man with them, without being suspectcd, even by ? ? person within ten yards of you. I never saw a man use e them, but I know they are ugly customers when rattling B around a fellow's head.?(A laugh.) 1 guess many of oui e fellows carry them to sea with them. ,| Jamks Dixon, recalled?Williams said there was abou< six hundred doubloons on board. Williams said he woul< . send down the topmast and yards, after they had taken l- the vessel, in order that the pilots might not know the e vessel, but suppose she was merely a coaster. [1 Captain Cator. recalled by the defence?My cargo con sisted of balsam of copuvi, coffee, cocoa, fcc. We had onh $400, in a bag. I do not know that any person besides th'< ' steward knew that t had money on board. > For Deicncf.. j OtoRHE Marston?I am a boarding-house keeper?th< " prisoners boarded with me previous to their going or s board the Harp; Williams about ten days, and Bennett " about two years, when in port. I have known him to bi ' a remarkably quiet man, and alwavs ready to ship when " he was wanted. Williams, when he shipped, told me that his chest was too large?he could not get it into the fore castle. I did not know where the vessel was bound for nor did Bennett. I asked Mr. Clark (the shipping master! where the vessel was bound for?but he said ft was no matter. I can't say whether Williams knew of the desti11 nation of the ship." < Capt. Mmu Loc h.? ! was master of the ship.Nichol ; I ? have been 40 yearn a seaman, anil worked mv way fron' the forecastle"; I know that seamen make threats, and '' sometimes they come to something, and sometimes end in [i smoke; Bennett made a trip with me to (Mbraltar, ami e was a quiet, orderly man. Crott-txaminrti by Prmreulion.?If I heard such b threat as to throw tne mate overboard and kill the cap a tain, I should not consider it an idle threat?ana especially if I found weapons in their chest. e Marti* Oii Mot-a.?I hare known Bennett al>otit two r- years ; his character is more sober and quiet than that ol c sailors in general. I Certificates of good character from the mate of the ship " Salem," also otthe ship " Scotland," of Bennett, were read to the jury. The defence here rested. Mr. Nash summed up for the prisoners. Mr. Hoffma* summed up on behalf of the prosecution, and the Court charged on the evidence, leaving it to the jj* jury to decidn an to the guilt or innocence of the prison " ers, or citner of them. ' The jury were absent about two hour*, and returned a 'I verdict of guilty against Williami, and acquitting Bcnf* nett. it __________ cl Jaii. Britnt and Loss of Lifk.?The jail in Heathaville, Va. was destroyed by fir** on 1 h?* night r of the 26th ult., and a negro man confined therein r. was consumed in the flames. It is supposed ho net fire to ' the jail with a view of making his escape. i- Crrit.TY of Man-simitciitrr.?Vincent J. Hudson, d charged with the murder of James McFarlanc, wa;h tried at the Marion Circuit Court, Mo., week before last, ir and found guilty of manslaughter in the aecond degree. He was sentenced to imprisonment in the Penitentiary for I five years. (1 Break in thk Canal.?A break occurred in th< * Delaware division of the Pennsylvania Canal, at Tullytown, a few days njjo, which will re<|uiro several II weeks to repair. This will prevent the transportation oi r" any more coal to Philadelphia this season, as the canal r: will be closed in a few days, if the cold weather has not 1 alreadv suspended operations upon it. I.argc quantities 'J of coal, on its way to Philadelphia to fulfil contracts, are now lying along that portion of the canal passing through r Bucks county, and will afford a sufficient supply, we pre ' sume, to prevent the rise in price anticipated in const'^ quence of an expected scarcity of the article. |'! {C/- < \PTAIN K. V WKI.I), OK THE SCHOONER lt I.avuiia, having experienced so great benefit from the use ,1 of Dr. Sherman's Worm Lozenges, would recommend ,. them to all who may l>c suffering a* he has suffered for 1(j years past, until he used the above remedy. Since taking T it, now more than two years, he has been in the enjoy* ,( ment of good health, and believes it to be the best article of the kind in the world. He hud despaired of relief until ,. the trial of tint Worm Lo/enges was made. He now is ,t never without thera. Dr. Sherman's warehouse is 10? I Nassau street. Agents, 227 Hudson street, IfW Bowery, ,. 77 East Broadway, and I:W? Kulton struct, Brooklyn. , ' Off- ENGLISH PAPERS' ENOLISII PAPERS!! Pri ir BTKAMKR ACADIA.?Just received a large sdpply.; Eor sale wholesale and retail, bv ?t BUKOESS, STRINGER fc CO., d 332 Broadway, corner Ann st. n Pictorial Times, 11th aud 18th Nov. 121 ct^ * Illustrated London News, 11th and 18th " 13* " ie Despatch, 11th and 18th " 111 " * Freeman's Journal, 18th " 131 1 Dublin Nation, IHth " 121 I- Bell s Life in London, lWh " 131 " K Tom Spring's Life in London, 11th It 10th " " '} Penny Satirist, 0! " ie London Times, Ifth " 131 " / The Satirist, l?th " 12' " ir The Builder, 19th " lij " d- Punch, oi the I<ondoif 1 barn an,and a host of others, at the a lowest price*. BY THE SOUTHERN MAIL. Sbobktaky ok State's Kepokt-?Commbbciai Mkootiation.?The R e|>ort of the Secretary ol State, to which Mr. Tyler refer* in hit) ?esuge, it a most able document, and reflects great honor on Mr. Ujiehur, who [iroves that he is well acquainted with our commerce, and is determined to protect American shipping. It commences with a detailed statement of our commerce with statistical detail? of the Germun Customs Tnion, and the great advantages of a treaty about to be concluded at Berlin with them, in which they are to reduce the duty on American tobacco, und we are to take some of their articles, not manufactured in the United States, ut a reduced duty, lie then show? by tables and other unquestionable documents, that the decline in our navigation is entirely owing to the treaties made with the smaller powers, and advices at once to retrace our steps, and give notice that the treaties in w hich we have granted indirect trade to the smaller powers, should be rescinded by giving proper notice ; as the most of these treaties have expired, and only require notice to have fliem annulled. The report will probably take the wind out of the sails of Mr. Webster. TWBNTY RIQIITH COVGKKSS. FIRST SESSION. House of Representatives. Washington, Wednesday, Dee. 6, 1&I3. Debate upon the Protest against Admission of Mem hers from New Hampshire, Georgia, Mississippi and Missouri?House of Representatives in Difficulty?Prospect of a Stormy Session?Election of \ Clerk?Bill to Refund Gen. Jackson's Fine, tifc. w-^his is the third day of the first session of the < "28th Congress, and already has the House of Representatives got itself entangled in such a difficulty, 1 that the most experienced members do not see how they can work out of it, except by adopting one of ' two measures, neither of which can be at all agreeable to a body professing legislative dignity or ac- ' quaintance with parliamentary rules, liither they i will have to lay the motions, amendments, tfce., . upon which they have been speaking all yesterday I and all to-day, upon the table, and say nothing < more about them, or that great disposer of legisla- 1 live inaccuracies?the Expunging Resolution?will ' have to be applied. As things stand at present, the ' democrats will not consent to the first, and the ' whigs will resist, to the death, the second alterna- ' tive. But lest the readers of the Herald may get i into as much confusion as now distracts th? House, it will be necessary to furnish them with a very brief explanation. It will be recollected, that on the opening day of the session, Mr. Barnard, of N. Y., offered a protest, signed by himself and forty-nine other members of the House, against the" admission of the niembersfrom New Hampshire, Georgia, Mississi|> pi and Missouri, and that the House refused to receive tliut document, inasmuch as it was not at that time sufficiently organized to entertain or discuss it. It will be recollected, also, that Mr. Harnard yesterday morning introduced a resolution, with a document annexed to it, for the purpose of preserving on the journals the facts that the minori- , ty of the House had off ered a protest against the admission of the members from those Estates before they had taken their oaths as members of the House. This resolution the House was obliged yesterday to receive, for the purpose of its discussion, and it formed the subject matter of debate all yesterday, and as at the adjournment it was thought that enough had not yet been said upon k to bring conviction to either side, its consideration was postponed till this morning. Accordingly, the democrats came into the Hall to-day, ripe and ready for a continuation of the dubate upon the said Resolution, but when the Clerk, as usual, proceeded to read tne journal of yesterday, what was their surprise, their mortification, their holy horror, when they found that the very protest, which they had so seriously determined to exclude from the journal, was alrriidy there ! in the most beautiful varieties of black and white. And their chagrin was not a little enhanced by the reflection that their oirn act had placed it there, for as they entertained Mr. B's resolution and debated upon itduriugthe whole of yesterday, the Clerk, in preparing nis journal, had no alternative but to insert the Resolution, and as a matter of course,the document attached to it (the Protest) also. Never were locofoco tactics bo grieviously at fault. What was to be done ! When the Clerk began to read the Protest all the democrats in the House were struck as with a thundershock. Three or four of them recovering, however, simultaneously sprang to their feet, and the first speaker was * Mr. Dro.m<:ool>., of Virginia?I object in the molt decided manner to that paper being spread upon the journal* of the House, when the motion in still pending na to whether it will be admitted upon the journals or not. I do 10 the more particularly as the question will come up on motion to day, when, if the yeas and nays are taken, the gentleman from New York must get his paper snread upon the journals. Mr. Speaker, 1 move to amend the journal of yesterday, by striking out the Resolution and Protest, upon which the House havu not yet come to a decision. Mr. AViwthrof, of Massachusetts?The course of the gentleman from Virginia, will just create more confusion. It will have the effect of letting the gentleman from New Vork have his protest on the journal three times instead ol once. It is on the journals fairly already, and I think, gentlemen had better let it stay there. 1 hope the result of this question will illustrate a moral in legislation that when ever an effort is made to keep a paper oil the journal in this way, it ii always sure to find its way there^wice Mr. Dkomgoolk?1 believe 1 shall withdraw my motion to amend, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Cmrrr-LL, of (Ja.?As one of the members whose right is disputed under this question, I cannot withhold a few remarks in reference to it. This Houjc, so far a* it attempts to regulate this question is a mere judicial body ?purely and strictly judicial. I had hoped that howevei much gentlemen might have been opposed to us in judgment, thev would have shown a discretion suited to the dignity of a judicial body. Kvery one contending to have that protest kept upon the journal, gives a prejudgment ol the question of our rights. As a member from the State ol (ieorgia, fully commissioned, I am ready to go before this (louse for an abjudication ol the question ; provided, th? discretion suitable to judicial proceedings is observed.? But, sir, what did we observe the first nay on the part ol those who were our judges in this House ' Kre the House was organized, they tried to record on the journal a written prejudgment of the whole question? that alone hat drawn me forth at this stage of the proceedings. As one ol those members interested particularly in this matter,Ido not wish to say anything in tliis preliminary proceeding, but I have something to say when the question comes up before this House for judicial decision. I repeat that those gentlemen w ho have got this paper on the journal, have given * prejudgment of the whole question before this body. I would say to those whom the Constitution hare made judges of our rights, that they should at once withdraw from the journal of the House their prejudgment upon them. I well know that that prejudgment, although recorded on the journal of the House, will not affect the decision of our rights, but for the sake ol the House itsell in its judicial character, I ask that that prejudgment be stricken off either by a motion to amend or in some other manner. The House was yesterdav proceeding with the consideration of a resolution, and the essential subject of controversy was whether it was proper to insert this protest on the journals or not, and, nere, while the question was still pending, liecause the President's Message caused a suspension of the business, the whole matter suddenly appears spread upon the journals. Why, sir, because a suspension of business occurred, is the House to have this done in ipite of itself? I trust that the first thing the House will do,will lie to consider whether it is proper that such a paper shall now remain on the journals. It is nothini? but a lireiudtrment of th<> iilw.li. nnpitinn i n. now the motion of the gentlwman from Virginia to amend the journal of yesterday by striking out. Mr. Bar*ari>.?Mr. Spcnker, I wish to aak one thing? in the proportion made to iitrike out the resolution offered by me yesterday f I think that'* what he wanti. Surely that cannot be stricken out after insertion. Bfeaker.?The journal in read to give power to member* to offer any amendment they may think correct. Mr. Barmari>.?But thin motion in to strike out a resolution which formed the subject of the whole day's debate Mr. Bowi.tw, of Mo.?'When thiit question comes before the House in nroper shape, we are ready to meet and break lances with tne gentlemen who have signed this paper. But this is neither the time for discussing our title to our scats in this Mouse, nor the shape in which that discussion ought to take place. It is certainly a strange proceeding for members to sit down and draw u? an nrgument on one side of a question, and then oner it to the House under the name of a protest. Mr. Sneaker, 1 can draw up an argument on the other side, and I suppose we have n* good a right to have it appear on the journal I can see neither reason nor justice in gentlemen on the other side setting forth tothe world an argument derogatory to our rights in this Mouse But since they have done so, let it go before the people with the seal of condemnation upon it. I say, sir, it is unparalleled that fifty gentlemen should draw up a decision upon our rights, and make use ol the journal ol this Mouse to influence publie'opinion on the subject. But gentlemen on the other side need not flatter themselves thnt we are alarmod on the subject. We care not for nil they can do, but we do object to fifty members of this Mouse acting in this way in dereliction of the constitution. We are ready at the proper time to meet them, and examine and discuss the question constitutionally w ith them. But I say, let ut have the seal of the condemnation of thi* Mouse put upon this (protest and not allow it to creep secretly and silently beloro the people. I do not care, sir, if it were fifty times spread upon the journal. But if wo live, it shall not stain the journal long. We have a remedy for it, ami we shall pursue it. Mr. Ri t.ftF.ii, of Ala' I do not *?e the difference between the question to-day and that of yesterday. I ohjact to the gentleman from New York, and the others who signed the protest, having it spread upon the journal, when it has not been read to the Mouse. Since'the discussion of yesterday, I have had no opportunity of eiamining the document. We were yesterday reminded, by the gentleman from North Carolina, that we had sworn to support the constitution, and that the constitution says that this Mouse must keep a journal of its proceedings. But did we hear anything of the character of this painr the first day ' No, air. No one knows anything about It but those who signet It. I have yet to know by what constitutional law they have n right to ipread this paper on the journal. II this be their protast, they hava given a deliberate Judgment on the matter, an<i are not lit to preside over It. I li-?v? lie.it I the remark made that 1 hi" is an art of nullili cation. But the quaition that we will meat Is, what her the act upon which tin* discussion i? founded authorizes 1 the State* to be districted or order* State* to diftrict theinselvc*. 1 will not say, (a* u gentleman *ald ye* j tenia*,) that thi* act ?di a nullity. This i* a most important question, and 1 wbuld like that it should tie met a* such, lor upon the proper adjustment of it, the fit- 1 ture organization of thi* ilome dajieinl*. 1 want to tea ' the journal corrected; and I ask the gentleman lrom New | York to relieve us of thi* difficulty. I am willing to meet , him and argue the question according to the < onititution ol the country, hut 1 am not willing to see placed on the journal a thing existing only in the imagiuatiou of the ' gentleman from New York and hi* colleague*. ' Mr. Bahnahd If this paper apjieuring ou the journal* anticipated judgment in u question where member* of thi* House were concerned, we would agree to it. But what .. ?i.? ?i i .1 --J ' ,o ui? vwc i viimiii gt-utii-uicu uivM'iuni uirniMiivfi here claiming to be members of this House, not only I without title, but without color oftitle. I repc-at it, without color of title. We came here under an act ot Congress?a plain explicit law of Congress?one that no man ( of information could misunderstand But let me remark in regard to that paper which gentlemen seem so anxious ; to get otf the journal. When it comes to b? examined, it will he seen that it was addressed, not so much to the House, as to those gentlemen particularly interested in the question. We had some slight hope that if that paper hail been read in the hearing of those gentlemen, they would have forborne to participate in the business of the House. It was in this view that the ^aper in question was ollered to the House, and this justification I offer to the country and this House (1 speak for myself alone) lor the course that was determined to be taken.? Hut, as 1 said before, these gentlemen came here without color of title, and, therefore, w e did not consider them our equals iu this House (Cries of " Ayes and Noes"?" question"?" question," &c Great confusion. Three or four persons on the Door at the same time ) The SpkAkKR called " the gentleman fitm New Hampshire." .Mr. Hale, of N. H?The gentleman who has just sat down knows well that if any thing had been read in this House that sounded anything like a pre-judgment of tin* question, it would have found obnoxious to the censure of the House, and that censure w ould have been passed upon it. What is the import of this protest, sir ? Why, that the Representatives of four States,who solemnly swear to protect the Constitution of our country, are guilty of a law less act. They are branded by this paper before the country as being lawless and revolutionary. Does not that sound something like being personal I The States which these gentlemen represent solemnly believe that there is no law in existence which can tell them how to sleet their representatives; the truth is,this act of Congress which is so much talked about, is so palpable a violation of the Constitution, that it will not bear the light a single moment. The gentleman coming from these States, (if I understand the rules of courtesy between one gentleman and another) are not in tho nhnnvimw q? members of this Mouse. We are called " those persons," and represented as coming here to commit an act of revolutionary violence. The gentleman from New York <ays he does not acknowledge us as his equals. When 1 ask Wm (pointing to Mr. Barnard) to acknowledge me as his equal, it will be time enough for him to refuse. Sir, wo tre a small State, small in uumbers, but we are strong in aur support of the Constitution. If a blow is inflicted npjh our State, it will not full upon the State alone, but upon i>ur common country. Where does New Hampshire get lier right to send Representatives here f Not from Congress, but from the Constitution. And if we fall, sir, the Constitution goes with us. If anything is done here to |xit>is below other members, it will be doin? us great injustice. 1 make no professions as to acquaintance with the Rules of this House, hut I profess to have some common sense, and if there is not common sense enough in ' Parliamentary Hules, it is time we had our law* alterttd. Sir, in the ]H>sition in which I stand, I represent a state whoso devotion to the Constitution has been tested by the best blood of her sons on the battle-field. In coming here, we ask nothing but| solemn justice: but we hope that this House will adopt 110 measure injurious to the honor of the States we represent. Mr. Hinihes, of Mo., and Mr. Hakralso*, of (ia., followed on the same side and in the same strain, both gentlemen (minting to Mr. Barnard, and repudiating the idea of being thought not his equals. Mr. Bi:ARi)si.r.r, of N. V.?Mr. Speaker, I did not intend to take any part in this controversy, but I feel compelled to rise to vindicate myself from the imputation of illiberality so freely vented upon us bv the gentlemen who have lust spoken. I do not intencf to discuss the merits of a question now which must come up in a more fitting shape hereafter. But what is the aspact of this question at present ? How is it that this House is organized and constituted 7 We hold it to be under the law of 184-J, which provides that all the States of the Union shall elect members hy districts. It has been the pleasure of four out of twen ty-six states in the Union to elect Representative* in defiance of that act. It in the firm conviction of the members who signed the paper, now attempted to be taken oft' the journals,that these elections were in derogation not only of that law hut of the Constitution. What then could those geutlemen exjiect t Could they expect us to sit here and allow the House to be so organized without uttering a word of protest ! No, sir; we feel it to be our duty to opjiosc such proceedings, not only when the House wax being organized, but at every stage of ttio proceedings. Dut, sir, it is far from my spirit to ahew any thing like illiberality towards these gentlemen. I rise to repel imputations not only as to the document, but as to our motive! in saying it. I rose to explain our motives. I consider it right that it should appear on the journals of this House,that we consider this an illegal and unconstitutional organization. If the consequences extended no farther than the present case, I would not value itfso much; but, when I look at' the question in its broad light, it rises to a magnitude and importance which compels every lover of the constitution of our country to speak out. I hope that the rights of the minority in this House will be protected. Mr. LiiMrniN, of Georgia?When this question first presented itself to the House, nothing was farther from my mind than that it would occupy so much time; and I am at a loss now to account lor it, were it not for that part of the protest which says that the signers will not cease to agi t.iU the exclusion from seats of the gentlemen from New Hampshire and the other States. What is the qnestion before the Mouse I Whether the mere proposal to read a paper entitled it to lie spread upon the journals. It will not be pretended that it was read. If not by this, then bv what authority is it attempted to be justified f We are told that the Constitution says that the House must keep u journal of its proceedings. I would ask if, when'thc gentleman from New York proposes to read a paper, he calls that the proceedings of the House ? He seems to make no distinction between mere proposal and actual performance. What is the journal of the House.' Its actings and its doings. You can make nothing more out of it. Is a mere proposal the actings of the House and not the proposal of the House, even but of an individual member ? The journal which declares that the member proposed to read a paper, is so far correct; but when it gives the contents of that paper it is incorrect. I object to the irregularity of individual members attempting to do what is the duty of the Committee. It is the duty of the Committee on Klections to enquire into the certificates of elections. The true course for the geutlemen to pursue, is ns plain as the noon day sun. This protest, in itself, is not only improper, but it* manner is extraordinary and unjust. We are informed that we have presumed to call ourselves members of this !>ody. We have not done so; hut the people of the so vereign States, which we represent have done so ; and so long as the Constitution lasts, that voice will not be disregarded. Tlioy not only call 11s so, but they make us so; and so long as creatures are made by their Creator, that act will be constitutional. Mr. Wisr. here attempted to raise a point of order, anil referred to a decision of last session to prove that the minutes placing the protest on the journal were irregular throughout. He was met by Mr. White, of Ky. These: two gentlemen argued all the niceties of the question, much to their own satisfaction, but the other members did not seem to pav the least attention to them. Some were ? talking to and laughing with those around them?others were addressing their President's Messages to their constituents, aad others were thinking about their dinner meanwhile. A Gr.NTLF.MAN from Georgia made a motion to lay the debate on the table. Ave* and noes taken?fives fU: noes fil Tho Chair voted in the negative; so the motion was lout. Mr. Holmfs, of 8. C.?That protest must appear on the journal, and it is out ofthe power of the House to alter the journal. The resolution of the gentleman from New York was received by the House yesterday. If it was received, it must go on the journal, and if the resolution goes on the journal, the protest, ns a part of the resolution, must go there also. After some little discussion and wrangling about points of order, in which the House showed very much disorder, a motion was made to postpone the diicussion until tomorrow morning, which was carried. The House then proceeded to the election of a.Clerk , which they agreed should take place tiro rocr. The SpF.AKf.R appointed Messrs. Johnson, of Tenn., Davis, of lnd., and Vawcf., of Ohio, Tellers. There were taken 190 votes? nccessary to a choicePfi. Caleb J. Mc.Nultv, V. B..got 134 Matthew St. t lair Clarke (late Speaker) . . . GH 190 Mr. C.J. HorRsoi-L presented a bill to refund the fine imposed upon General Jackson, which bill went through two readings, was ordered to be printed and made thespeciol order ol the day for to-morrow. Mr. J. J. McCoy, of N. C., presented a Resolution that the printing of the House should be done according to the rates established in 1N|9, with l.r> per cent off. Sundry amendments were made to this, but the resolution is to Ik: brought up again to-morrow. ' The House then adjourned. The debate of to-dav is full v reported, because although only on an incidental point the speeches delivered exhibit the bold front which Nullification has made up its mind to raise within the Halls of Congress. The whole proceedings were conducted in a tone of seveHtv and with a bitterness of spirit which could not be well concealed. | The fact that the members were hardly warm in theii seats yet, perhaps had more effect than any thing else in restraining them from giving way to those impulses, tho operation of which frequently degrades and disgraces the uniin ui it'Kiifimioii. i nis <|UCKiinn, wnen n ruiiiin ui> lebau* on it? merit*, will occupy much of the time or the Monte of Repre*entativ<>ii. Thn debate of to-day, menuwhile, will be rwramwl to-morrow, when probably it will be stifled by wme coimcientiou* member, who want* to (fet at the ureful hii*ine*i of the *ex*iion. The minforttuio about thi* New Hiimpuhire question will lie,that it present* ?o many fine |K)int? for oratorical burnt*, that all the untried orator* in the llouie will lie for a iihare in the ilebate. Tlianki to ( nve Johnion, how ever, the one hour rule i? not yet abolished. Sennte. Thursday, Dec. 7, 1M3, 12 M. Mr. Choatb, of Massachusetts ; Mr. Harrow, of r,oiiiHinrm; ttnd Mr. WooiiBRinax, of Michigan, appeared and took their scats to-day. I'lie Ciiair laid before (lie Senate a communication from ihe Treasury Department, covering the accounts of the Auditor for the Pott Office l>epar Intent, lor the year beginning 1st .'uly, 1H-1I. and ending 30th Jiine, IK12 ; which, on motion o| Mr. Evans, was ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Harrow gave notice that he would, on tomorrow, ask leave (o introduce a bill to Fettle the land titlcH of the Slate of Alabama. Mr. Hatks gave notice that he would, at the earliest day practicable, ask leave to introduce a lull for the relief of llenrv Newman, and a bill for the payment ol the hnlnnce due tin- Stnte of Massachusetts for the service nl her militia in the last war. Some bturincs.*< of little importance was done, which ltwaa itnpowiblc to hear. Daniel E. Huohxk, Senator from South Caroli

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