Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 7, 1844, Page 1

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/ THi Vol. X., No. M?Whole No. 8000. To tbo Public. THE NEW YORK HERALD?daily newipeper -publlihed a vary day of the yaar exoept Now Year'e day and Fourth of July. Price j centi per copy?or $T 30 per annum?poitagea paid?naah in advanoe. THE WEEKLY HERALD?oubliahed every Saturday morning?price 8J cents per copy, or fS I'd per annum? pontages paid, cash in a trance. ADVERTISERS are informed that the circulation of the Herald ia over THIRTY THOUSAND, and increasing last. It has the largest circulation of ana paper in this city, or the world, and is, therefore, ttu best channel for business mm in the city or country. Prices moderate?cash in advan ca PRINTING or all kinds executed at the most moderate prion, and in the most elegant style. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PnoFHiEToa or the Hiiii.ii Establishment, Northwest corner of Fulton and Naswau streets. BRITISH AND NORTH AMERICAN ROYAL MAIL STEAM SHIPS, Of 1200 tons and 410 horse power each. Under cou trac' "fth tb? Lords of the Admiralty. HIilEKNIA, ComraanOeo oy C. H. E. Jndkius BRITANNIA, J. Hewitt. CALEDONIA, E. G. Lott. ACADIA, Alexander Ryna, Will sail from Liverpool and Boston, via Halifax. as 'allows . Khom LivKBreoi. From Boston. Caledonia, iDec. 1. tcadia, Nov. 10. Dec. 16. iberma, Dec. 5. Jan. 1. ritanuia, Jen. 4. f eb. I. Caledonia, Feb. 5. March 1. Acadia, March 4, April 1 These vessels carry experienced surgeons, and are supplied with Frances' Patent Life Boats. For freight or passage apply U> , . D. BK1GHAM, Jr., A| -nt, olTr No. 3 Wall st., New Y orb. lr WINTER ARRANGEMENT-FUR ALBANY. ,r Via BRIDGEPORT and sn??H smI Hou?atonic fc Western fle^g^3pRaiLDS0RM, i-sily, Sundays,^^p^p PassengeraKir Albauy by this Route will take tlieuewTu3 elegant steamboat EUREKA, Capt J L. Fitch, which leaves New York from foot Liberty st. Saturday morning at halfpast 6 o'clock, for Bridgeport, thence by the Honsatonic and Wtatern Railroa Is, without change ?I oars or baggage crates, ' to Albany, arriving sanis evening at V o'clock. Fare through For passage or Freight, apply on board, or at the office, foot of Liberty street. G. M. PERKY. Agent. J Gee PATERSON RAILROAD. 8 mm I'ltcnog u> It-rsfy <. ity. On and after Monday, Oct. 3d, 1843, the can will leave Fatiu.on UxreT. Lkavc New Yona 8 A. Bl. A.M. ?VM. * r"MThe Sunday Traina will be discontinued until further noice. transportation care leave daily (Sundap eieented.) Fasseagezt are adviieil to be at the Ferry, foot of Courtlandt etreet, n lew minutes before the stated hours of departure jyl9 6m* ________ OVERLAND PACKAGE EXPRESS, TO BOSTON, VIA BRIDGEPORT. WEST STOCKBKIDGE, 8PR1NGFiELD AND WORCESTER. ADAMS It CO. will forward daily, bv fjWjKjjgi'th-ir own Eipress Teams Light Packafes of vlerchandise tor any of the above places, runi.i .iffn a ih the utmost rapidity and regularity. Then Fust Express will leave their office, 7 Wall street, To-moriow Morning at 9 o'clock precisely. Pen < s desirous ot availing themselves of thii conveyance, are request d to send their packages to the office the evening previous. This nrraugeineut will b continued until the opening of the Sound Navigation.?February 2, 1841. 13 ADAMS It CO , 7 Wall street. DAILY EXPRESS. THE subscribers run their Express regularly, every day.via Housatonic Railroad. (Sunuays excepted.) to and from New York, Albany aud Bnf-BnjWBSy alo. and tne intermediate places, for the transporswWS?tation of specie, bank .notes, bundles and pack>sn, i.i goods, lot collecting bills, notes, drafts and accounts, with despatch. From this city at li o'clock, A. M. arriving in Albany the same evening, in advance of the United Stales Mail. ft lmrrc POME ROY It CO 3 Wall stTeet. NM* CINE. OF LIVERPOOL PACKETS. To sail item reew York on the 33th and Liverpool ou the 11th ei seen month ifife fib. i& rMs New Voas. Ship SIDUONS, Captain E. B. Cobb, >6th December. Ship S11ER1DAN, Ceptaiu F. Depeyster, 3b th January. Ship OAUK'CK, Capt. Win. Skiddy, 2Cth February. Ship ROSC1US, Captain John Collins, 26th March. FaoM Livkhpool. Ship SIDDONS, Captain A. B. Cobb, Uth February. Ship SHERIDAN, Captain F. A. Depeyster, 11th March Ship OAKK1CK, Captain Wm. Skiddy, Uth April Ship ROSC1US, Captain John Collins, Uth May. These ships ere all of the first class, upwards of 1000 tons, built jn the city of New York, with such improvement* as combine great speed with unusual tomfort for passengers. Every care has been taken in the arrangement of their accommodations. The price of passage hence is $100, lor which ample stores will be provided Tnese ships ars commanded by exiierieuced masters, who will make every exertion to give general satisfaction. Neither the captains or owners of the ships will be responsible for any letters, parcels or packages tent by them, unless regular bills of lading ars signed therefer. For freight or passage apply to E. K. COLLINS ft CO.. 36 South st. New York, or to BROWN, SHIPLEY fc CO., Liverpool. Letters by the packets will be charged 12% eanti per single beet ; 18 cent* per ounce, and newipapen 1 cent each. dt allRANOfiMKNTH FOR IM4 OLD ESTABLISHED PASSAGE OFFICE. 108 Pine street, corner of Booth. muBL^SLM and the public iu general, to the ftilowing arrangement* for 1841, for the por|>o*e of bringing out cabin, 2d cabin, and steerage |m*?engers, by the Regular Lin* of Liverpool Packet*, sail ing the 1st, 0th, lUh, 16th. 21st and 26th of every month. By trie London Packer*, to sail rim New York, the 1st, 10th ana 20th?aud from London on th* 7th, 17th and 27 th of each month In connection with the above, and for th* purpose of affording still greater facilities to passengers, the subscriber has established a regular line ol fkst class New York built, coppered and copper fastened ships, to sail punctually erery week throughout the year. For the accommodation of persons wishing to remit money to their 1 unices or friends, drafts are giveu, payable at sight, on the following Banks, viz Provincial Bank of Ireland, payable at llprk, Limerick, Clonmel, Londonderry, S.igo, Wexford, Beluut, Waterford, Galway, Armagh, Athloue, Coleraiu, Ballina, T raj re, Youghsl, F.uniskillen, Monagluin, Banbridge, Ballymena, Parsonstown, Downpatrick, Cavan, Lurgan, Omagh, Dnugannon, Bandon, Emm, Ballysluuiuo Btrabane. Skibereen, Mallow, Moueymore, Cootchill, Kilrush, Dnblin. Scotland?Th* City Bank of Glasgow. England?Messrs. Spoouer, At wood fc Co. Bankers, Loudon; R. Murphy Waterloo Road, Liverpool; payable iu erery town in Great Britain. For further information (if by letter, poat paid,) apply to JOSEPH McMuRRAY, 100 Pine street. corner of South. N. Y. Or Messrs. P. W. BYRNES fc CO, K Waterloo hoad. J9 6m*rc Liverpool. ~ ultilt FOR LIVERPOOL?The New Liu- Regular tdrfffW Packet 21st February.?Th* superior New York JmmUw built packet ship ROCHESTER, Jehn Briiton, master; 800 tons burthen, will sail at above, her regular day. For freight or passage, having very superior accommodations, apply to lb* Captain on board, at west side Bnrling slip, or to WOODHULL fc MINTURNB, 87 South St. The superior packet ship Hottinguer, Ira Bursley, master; 1018 tons burtnei, will succeed the Rochester, and sail on her regular day.21st March. f7 ZCT- OLD BLACK" BALL LINE OK I'AIJKEI'H^ WMfSfWFor Liverpool?Packet of the 16th February- The JBMfcaplendid packet ship ENOLAND, Wsptaiu Bartlett, will s*n as above, her tegular day. She has elegant aecrininodatiOEi for cabin, Sflfipnd c.ibiu and steerage passengers. A' ply lo JOHN HE 1*1 MAN. 61 South st, near Wall st. N. B ?Passage Horn Liverpool can oe secured nv int iuott shipor any of theline, at the I iwest rate; anddrafts, aa nsual, furoisVil for any amount, payable throughout Great Britain Ireland, on application aa above I'Srrc KOK LIVERPOOL?NEW LINE.-Hegolar I'.ehet of 2f,th Kebroary.?The apleudid |<ackat shir jS&afeO/UtRICK, Opt Wm Skidoy, of 10M tona, will anil aa above,her regular day. For freight or passage, having ac commoilationa unequalled for apleixior or coinlort, apply oa board, at Orleans wiiarf, foot of Wall itreet, or to K. K. COLLINS It CO. Price of paaaage, (100. St South street. The packet ship Roscius. Capt. J. Coll na, of llOO tons, will succeed the Garrick, and sail the V-tk March, her regular day. Insaeiigen may rely upon the ships of this liar sailing punctually as advertised. j27rc JNKg- PACKET FOR HAVRE?(Second Line). The v YW Ship ONF.IDA, James Funck, master, will sail oa eaaMBKss 'he 1st of March. For f eight or passage, applv to BOYD ?t lll.sCKl.N. No 9 Tontine Building, ft rc Coiner Wall aod Water streets. ^ FOR NEW ORLEANS?Louisiana and New MrvyW.YorU Liue?Positi>ely First Regular Packet, to sail Mlfallth February?'I lie fast sailing packst ship MI8SlShiPH, Capt.C. Hillsrd,twill stil ss above, her regular day. For lit ight or passage hiving handsome furnished accommodations. apply on board at Orleans whsrf, foot of Wall at, or ta E. K COLLINS k CO., 5# South stieet Shippers by this lina may rely upon having their goods correctly measured; Ag nts in New Orleans, Hn! in It Woodroff, whe will proinp'ly forward all goods to their addresa 1 he picket ship Ocmn gee, Cspt, Francis Peet, will succeed the Mississippi, and tail the SOth February, bar regular day. 12 jrrc _,<??< ? ? JPI*ANl7~FEHKV, FOOT ^3)-' rl "unTOi' ? r stIs?steamboat mSfta-kK-.8 I A 1 EN ISLANDERwillleave New York and Staten Island, on aod after October 2d, aa follows, until further notlee :? Leave Staten Island at IM, II, a. is., t, 4, r. m. Leave New York at #. 12K, It min. past},4V. N. B ?On Sundays the boat will leave at 11 instead of I2W. All freight shipped is required to be particnlarly marked and IS at the risk of the < \?tiers thereof. sSOtfr i?TJOT AND SHOE STOKE. mflPVdOHN READY respectfully iutorms his friends sndlhc public, that he haa commcucrd business in th< above line, at No. 99 Nassau street, where he will thankfully r-eeiva ami faithfully execute, all orders he may he favored with on the met! ressnnahle terms fur cssh fvir UTLAKT, LADIES' HAIK-UHKCL . K, No. l Muring atrwt, respeel fully announcea that rt. is prepared to wait on ladies at their rasideueea, and te dress beads aaeordlag le the latest Panama fashions. Terms very moderate H tm* ENE NEV AMERICAN HOTELT PHILADELPHIA. T<HI* uew hou?# U ?itaa'ed on Chestnut itrsst, opposite the A State Hun-*. (Independence Square,) and m tha immediate vicinity of all the fasWonabla pi ten of auiuwinaut and raeorl It haa bono bnilt in th- noit thorough manner, by John J. Ridgway, Esq , and conuius upwards of oae hundred room*, many of which *rep?rlor? with bedrooui* adjoining, ?uilabia lor families, and parties of ladies and peutletoeu It will b# furuiihed throughout, (without regard to at penis) with new and alegant lurnituia of the mo*t approved style, and opened for the reception of th* travelling pablic.ou the ftrnt day of March neat. ... The proprietor* flatter themselves, that tneif long expecieuc. in the business. will tneble them to conduct the American HoUl, in all iU department*, in ?oeh a manner as will please the most fastidious, aud guaiauu* to their cassis every comfort and luxury, that can b# found m any Hotel in ths United 8|n"b ?Bethiog Booms are attached to the Hotel, where ". JAM*8 MAC LALLAN, i WoPM*?"January Uth. 1944. jli Smrc ~ " A CARD. PHENIX EXCHANGE. 3NEDECOR AND THOMPSON, TNKORM their numerous friends, that they have taken and 1 refit I'd the popular Refectory on the 8. W. comer of Pine and Nassau streets, known as the "PHENIX EXCHANGE," and arc determined to keep th* choicest lienors and segare to be found in the city. Those who appreciate a superior glass of Biandy or (fin, are requested to call and try a v?ry flue article jnst recrieed THE DININO DKPARTMk NT is completely rr o i ted, and those who wia? a good dinner, well served, can n he accommodated at moderate charges. As the proprietor^ resolved to keep a first rate house, they respectfully reque patronage of their friend* and the puhlic, as long as thevi. be found to deserve it. ISAAC 8 8NEDKCOH, AUSTIN D. THOMPSON. N B.?The LUNCH, at the Bar, will be served up every day between 0 and II o'clock, A. M. Oysters in evarv style? at all hours of the day. J14 4law is4w* rc HAVANA MANSION HOUSE HOTEL '"PHE undersigned takes occasion to inform his friends and A the pnblic, that the Mansion House is now located in lnquisidor street, No. 67. in the viciniti of th* steamboat landing sad vegetable market, having commodious family apartments arranged in the neatest order. A person is employed to procure permits to land passengers, baggage, Ac. who will board vessels immediately after the visit f the revenue officers. N. B.?Visitors to this Island should procure a passport from the Spanish Consul, at tne port of embarkation, to obviate dtfAcuities and inconvenience *916inec? WILLIAM KULTON. ENGLISH ADVERTISEMENT. T ONDON?ST. KATHARINE'S HOTEL, opposite th* -Li St. Katharine'* Dock Gates, and near the Royal Mint.? THOMAS LENNEY, late 4;met Steward of the British Queen Steamship, respectfully lniorms his friend* in theUnited States, that he lias the management of the above new aud elegant establish vent, which is built nod tarnished regat'-lrws of expense, snd is in every rrsfieet noapted for th* recept'ou of families and gentlemen visiting England, a* the hotel fronts that part of the dock in whick the liners and most of the n>her Ame rican vessels lay, and is within nvn jimmies r.alk of the Bank and Royal Exchange. The house will be conducted on liberal and economical principles Tho Co gee Room is mpplie I with the London, American, East Indian aud Colonial paiwrs. The Viands. Wines, Ac are ol the lirsc qn.vli y. A good Billiard Boom and Warm Baths will be tonnd in tlie house. Gentlemen may contract by the week or month for board, Ac. on the same term* as in Ameeira. T LENNEY beat to assure chote who may honor hiui with their patronage that nothing aha'l bo wanting to render them comfortable, and hy attention to the wishes of nis guests, hopes to merit that confidence and good will so liberally bestowed on him when steward of tlie British Qneen. dl4r DISBROW'S RIDING SCHOOL 408 BOWEttY. C?OB LADIES from 9 A. M, to I P. M. daily, r For Gentlemen " S to Sand 7 to 9K P. M. daily. Lecture Lessons. j Excrcise Riduvu (Evening Class.) 19 Lessons 89 00 190 Ride* 819 A Single do 1 00 j Rincle do 71 The Dressing and Drawtug Rooms ar> well warmed, and every attention devoted to the omiortot tbove vri.u may honor ti* wi(9i fhpir nafmnurfl. Gentlemen keeping their hones on liver; at thi* establiahutent, will hare the privilege ol'riding them to ths School. a!5 2m?r DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS. Af the most exquisite tone aud finish, possMaing all (hecolors U of life, by A. F. I'HU UPSON k Co., No. 11 Park How, opposite the Astor House Daguerreotype Apparatus, Plates, Cases Chemicals, lie., for sale. Instructions given in the art. Jl? lm?m FIRST PREMIUM DAGUERREOTYPES PLUMBE Daguerrian Gallery of Patent Premium Colored Photograph*, 25i Broadway, above Murray street. New York?Awarded the first premium and honor, by A me rican and Franklin Institute, for the most beautiful colored Dagnrreotypes ever exhibits'!. "Pro"tenor Plumbs, (he 'American Daguerre ' whose fame as the first Photographer in the world, ia familiar, not ooly here, but in Europe; aud whose laurels have recently been iucrewaed by the pub'ic testimony of the American end Franklin Institutes. declaring his colored Photographs the most beautiful ever eghibind has, from a liberal desire to plane hit superb portraits Within the tgach of all, just reduced his terms to the lowest rttes of tho moat indifferent artists in the city. We advise all m amine his fine gallery ef specimens, which the world eanset equal. 8S1 Broadway "?New Turk Express. Ptumbe'e Premium and Gsrraan Apparatus and Instruction Plates, l asea, kc . at the lowest raOaw. j 10 lmdykwy?ec FTNITEO STATES DAGUERRIAN GALLERY, 17.'? v' Broadway, up ataira.?K. WHITE would respe<'tfully ca'l the attention of citixens and strangers, visiting the city to his splendid collection of DaguerreotypePortraits,single or is groins from two to fourteen pe sons on the same pl.te, which fix beauty and accuracy of delineation cannot be surpassed Portraits taken in all kinds of weather, either with or without OOMIS. The American Institute at its late exhibition awarded Mr. White the first premium for the best Daguerreotype likeness f?r groupiugaad g^ieral effect, which is bat another proof of the superiority of ins portraits. Mr. White Is sole agent in New York for the very superior imported German Camaras , and at no other establishment in this city or Bute ean thsy be obtained. N. B.?Imported German Camaras; alio French ami Amen ean Instruments of the very best quality, with Plate Cases, Chemical*, Polishing Materials, ke., Ac., always on hand, for ale at the very lowest price*. n7 !<n*m hB FOR SALE?The Urge and specious Dwelling |.'|W House and lot of ground, uccnp.ed by the subscriber, XUL No. 748 Broadway, corner ol Astor l'lace. Tli- house is 40 feet 10 inches front on Broadway, 82 feat 8 iachef wide in the rear, and 55 fe t6 inches deep, exclusive ol a covered gallery in the rear, t feet deep end extending the whole hreadih of thehonse. There are four roeme on tha first floor, with an extensive hall. large pantries, cloieli, lie. The second store contains flea large rooms, with a Urge rooms, dressint rooms, pautries, the. The third or attic story is divided into live law* rooms, with fire places, store r"oms, be The basement floor ?< ntains six rooms, w-th a bath room and other conveniences The under cellar is I feet high, and is divided into apartments fo' coal, vegetables, wines, he. It is believed that tne house is one of the best planued and most comfortable in the eity. It may be teen between the hours of 11 and I o'clock. For farther particulars apply to F. B. Cutting, No. J8 Hall str-et, orto (I. UUli'lNU, j30 8w#rre 748 Broadway. *Mdf FOR BALE?The piece of land, consisting ol about 5 acres, sitnate in the village of Fort Lee, on the West mJbm. bank of the Hudson Kiver, and known as " The Or i'hard." On the premises arc three Cottages, all iu geon o der. Tha land it an Orchard of Apple and Cherry Trees, of excellent quality t'is iu good fence, and excellent condition. A Dock and water front are conuectrd witli it. Also?a piece oflsnd in he same village, aud West of and opposite to the Orchard, consisting of about 7 seres, known as the ' Moore property." On this place are two dwelling honsas, anu a large portion of it is in good cultivation. Also?the property iu the same village fronting ?u the river, knowu as Long Dock, consisting of upwards of 31 acres. On the premises it a substantial Dork, and a small dwelling houre and barn. This propeity has undergone expensive improvements, in fences, roads, stone walls, see., and incledes a valuable water froit. F. R. T1LLOU, ft Imrre 38 Wall st. fjjf BROWN 8t CO.'8 Oue Price Hat Storey Chatham Square. corner of Motl street, where fssniod, beauty, durability and economy are combined to adorn the head The proprietors have the pleasure to offer a new style of hat,the imitation of beaver, which closely resemble those formerly sold for $3 and $8, at the low fiaed price of S3. 1 hose, who from ineli nation or necessity are indneed to stndy economy in that indispensable article ol dress, have now an opportunity of doing so, and still keep np the appearance of the most fashionable. Brown 8l Ce., iu presenting this hat to the public, think they have nearly reached the ultinutam of beauty, cheapness, neatness, dnrability and comfort of the wearer. All sales are for cash, therefore no good customer pays fur losses incurred <>y the bad. BROWN It CO.. 178 Chatham Bqnare, j4 lm*m Corner of Mott street. ?fl PHENIX HORSE BAZAAR-Nos. 180 and 191, -XgETVVleicer street.? WILLIAM COWAN respectfully ( I ii.f-rim his friends and die public gen-rally, thut be ha> entered iuto coparlnarshiy wit'.i THO vlAB II. DILKS, under the firm of nwan b Dilks, Having taken the large and commodious fi e-proof stables Nns. 181 and 191 Mtreer st>rel, (one door North of Ale- cker.) and made esten'ive additions, altaratiniis and improvemeuls to the ssnn'. they have oiKiird the establisl'.nw lit under the shove title fur the sale of Horses, Csiriages, Sleight, -larness, Bad Ul 'vy, be. at I'nhlic Auction and Private S tp ; a'so for the ac commodstion of d-nl -r's horses at private sale and liverv horses W. Coaan lakes this opportunity lo return thanks for the v?ry liberal patronage bst'iwed ou nim while proprietor nf the " Horse Baxasr."Crosby strre', and in soliciting the pntrinsge of his old friei.da and the public in general for the. new est v hluhment. he assures them that no exeriion stall be wanting on hia part, or 1 hit of hit partner, Thos. II D.lkt, to merit a rontiimanc- ol pa sue fiv ir. C.kD llatbr thrmselves that the arringementa thsy have made will me. t the entire approbation ol' the public, having accommodations for over On# Hundred, in a style nnsurpasieo by any establishment of tne kiuu iu the tinned States ; alro large and convenient lofts fur the sale of carriages of all descriptions, sleighs, haT.ess, ba. Th' regular public sties at this establishment will be held on evtry TUESDAY ihroughuut ths year. The first tale will take place on TU EiDAY, Febrsiary 13th. commencing at II o'clock, with Carriages, Harness, be All Horses intended fur th s .ale must be registered previous to Monday. February 12. at 6 o'clock, P, M. The public are invited to call and examine the premises COWAN si DILKS, II I3*ee Proprefnra LOOK AT THIS. GENTLEMEN'S CORK SOLE BOOTS, the best o< J quality $3 00 Do W ater Proof Boots do 4 00 l)o Light French Calfskin Boots do- $] to 4 0* Do India KubtterOvenhoM, with leater solrs 138 fo Plain Rubbers 39 Do Dancing Pomps loo Do risneiag Gaiters 1 24 Do Worked Sl?i>pers l o# And all other kinds of Brio's and Shoes in fashion; Ladies' Oaimr Boots. Bnskins, Slippers, Tics, Quilled Shoes, Prunells Shoes, white and blick Satin Slippers, Button Shoes, India Robber Strap-furred ids in, and all o her kiuds ol' Over Shoes) Clogs. Moccasins, and the greatest assortment of Bus's B ot? aod bhoes; Misses' and Children's, of all kinds to be found in the world, all of our own ma ufictura, and th# heat of French goods, and warranted to be the best, and as cheap at the cheap est. at 367 Broadw y.corremf Franklin st eet jk lm?r" GREGORY b ('.AHILL, MT Broadway. BOOTS?WATER PROOF Donbls and Cork Soles, IB Fianch and nstive calf and patent screw taps; Warranted W good fi,.e calf boots for men; buy a and children s do, jfi cearse w ater boots aud shoes of a|l ssrts and sixes N, B.?L idies. Misses aud Children's gaiter boots, shoes and tskins, double and tingle soles, and ol every color and shade, idles. Gents, Misses and Children's water proof India Kubbsa overshoe# of the latest stvle, all of which will be told cheapri than at any other store in this city Napoleon tap boots $3 I Sir. j. 8. WALKER. 419Broadw*y, it lm*ac aCorner of Canal it. W YC iT YORK. WEDNESDAY 1 IKeetlng of the Mew York liar?nucli ado about nothing?1Tbe vacant Judgeship. The Bar ot the city of New York held en adjourned meeting in the Aldermen's room, City Hall, at noon yesterday, for the purpose of relieving the President and Senate of the United States from the trouble of selecting a fit and proper person to occupy the vucant seat of the Supreme Court, in the place of the late Judge Thompson. Tliisinterposition of the lawyers in a matter already provided for by the constitution, had its origin, of course, in a friendly motive towards the Executive; but we are distressed to announce that the whole affair has turned out to be much ado about nothing, and very nearly a comedy of errors, infinitely more amusing to the lookers-on than that of the great bard. Avast array?no, a most alarming number of the profession was in attendance; a stranger, indeed, seeing their lean and hungry looks, might immediately have guessed that something connected with office and salary was in scent, which the whole pack of legal harriers would be glad to run into. Nothing, however, resulted from their inspiriting howls ; things relupsed into their former state ; nd the President and Senate are graciously permitted to exercise, without interference, their constitutional functions. John Anthon, Esq., was called to the chair ; and Judux Inulis oihcialcd as Secretary. The Chairman briefly explained the circumstances under which the present adjourned meeting was held, and tho purpose for which it was convened -} alter which he called upon the mover of the first resolution. Mr. Eliaj If. Elv then came forward, and expressed his dissent from the interference ol the bar in this matter. It belongod to the Executive by the Constitution, lie, then-lore, begged to move, " That it is inexpedient for the bar of the city of New York to recommend any candidate for a seat upon the bench of tha Supreme Court of the United States." Mr. Bi.rnt seconded the motion. Mr. Koar.rt Kmmktt,after a.few brief observations,in the course ol which he said he could not altogether concur in the lorm ol the motioujust proposed,moved,as a substitute, " that the bar of the city ot New York, not having in any manner heretofore expressed any preference for any particular eaudidato for the vacant ouiceof Judge oi the Supreme Court of the United States, deem it at this time inexpedient to recommend any candidate for the said oflice, or to adopt any course or action in regard to such appointment." Mr. Smith seconded Mr. Einmott'.s motion. The question eventually resolved itself?the two motions being substantially the same?into this, whether the preamble to Mr. Einmett's should be retained or struck out. The Chairman having so put itMr. Cowdrrv said the real question seemed to be, what action oaght to be taken by the bar upon the subject. lie fully agreed, however, with an observation by a preceding speaker, that the bar should not have been convened upon it; and at the same time he wus ignorant of any proceedings having taken place which culled for the interposition of the bar of the city of New York. If there ought to be action taken at all, it should be one declaratory of their opinions hi the event of any particular individual being selected as a candidate who was obnoxious to the bar ot New York. And, now, if any such candidate existed, let bin name be mentioned ; and he (Mr. Cowdreyl, for one, ?u ready to express hi* dissent to the appointment of some of the candidates whose names had gone abroad. That ought to be the course ol the bar, whilst on the other hand they exliibited no individual preference. There weru at least twenty men in that room, and more than twenty belonging to the bar of New York, every way qualified to fill the vacant judgeship ; but the bar, nevertheless, were not called upon to express thuir sentiments in l'avor of any one they might consider suitable, it seemed to him, that the resolution as originally presented (by Mr. Ely) expressed, so far as he could judge, the sense oi the meeting ; at all events it reflected his own sentiments, and he hoped it would be adopted. The substitution proposed by Mr. Kmmett was tantamount to an a4jourmnent; the only ground to be assigned in its support was that the bar had been previously convened upon this subject, and that they had adjourned without appointing any committee, but rather that it was referred to a committee of the whole, which had here met again to express an opinion whether it was proper to act now or not. The resolution without the preamble was, therefare, preferable, in as much as it simply deolared it was inexpedient lor the bar to take action in this matter. He (referred much that the resolution without the preamble rhould be sent to the Executive. ( Mr. Au nmtroiu observed tn? me very r?e??r the s.r having done nothing, was the most conclusive reason for the insertion Qf tho preamble. It was important lor the Executive to understand that. Mr. McKeo.v understood that one object cfHie pieseat meeting was to enlighten the minds of tho Executive as to the.wishes of the bar upon the subject. And he now|asked for this information?whether there had not been an effort made to influence the decision of the Executive by a statement that the bar of New York had a preference, which preference they had expressed? Under the influence ol that representation it wus true the Executive might,very likely, be misled; and the gentlemen w ho had called together the present meeting, he presumed had convened it for the purpose of enabling the bar ol New York to set itself right before the President. As far as he (Mcl(eon) hail any kuowledge upon the subject the.barof the city of New York had not expressed any opinion what efforts, in every way, to influence the President in the choice of the new Judge; but he was sure that no opinion whatever had been expressed by the bar, a* a bar. Per hap* aoine individual* might have repreiented to the President that luch and luch a gentleman would he acceqitable to the bar?and he (McKeon) had no doubt that the bar of New Vork would approve ol the selection; but the fact was, that as a body, the bar had expressed no opinion, and in the present situation of the Question the bar, he presumed, would nat deem it right to give any expression of their opinion. The President would go on to make the nomination, the Senate, if they chose, would confirm it ; and upon them rested the responsibility of the selection?not upon the bar. Twenty or thirty lawyers at the bar of New Vork might be mentioned, any of whom would be acceptable upon the bench to the majority ot their brethren ; on the other hand there were others who would not, and could not be acceptable. On the whole, therefore, the proper course to pursue was that of non-interference, leaving it to the Executive, who had full information of the merits of the respective candidates. He repeated, that so far as the New Vork bar were concerned, they had expressed no judgment upon any candidate Either of the two motions he was willing to sustain ; but as there seemed to he some dispute about the fact, whether the bar had already expressed an opinion, he would suggest that the preparatory words proposed byMr. Emmett should be withdrawn so that the remaining portion might I>8 unanimously agreed to. Mr.Kcssr.noer called for the reading of the propositions before the meeting, for the double reason, that he was not present when they were proposed, and that all who were present might not understand them. The Chsihmar complied ; after which Mr. M'Keor said something about the previous question, which was inaudible to the reporter*. Judge Inulia here rose, and said it must not besirpposed that he had any personal feelings towards any of the can. didates for the vacant Judgeship, for he had none. A list of a dozen gentlemen had been named, any one of whom he believed would make a good Judge ; but no particular gentleman or gentlemen had hail a preference at the former meeting. It was on this subject he wished to disabuse the minds of parties. There was no preference expressed ; and on that account he was in favor of the preamble, as (proposed, being retained, if it should be considered right to adopt the original resolutiou.l Mr. Emmett said there were two things which ho should assume, in the discussion of this subject. The first was, that the bar of New York had not expressed a preference lor any of the candidates. Individual inemliera, probablv, might have intimated a personal preference, but as a body ?as that body which could properly be deemed the bar of New York?nothing had been done. The other circum stance he was authorized in assuming as a fact, was that at Washington it had been assumed that the bar of New York had such a preference?not. perhaps, from its having lieeu expressed in public meeting, although that also would probably be assumed; for if the Executive were daily told by individual iricDdn that Mr. Such-an-one was a favorite with the New York bar, and his appointment would he gratifying to the bar, it would eventually be assumed as the voice nf the bar, expi eased in the proper manner. He (Mr. Emmett) hail been tol l, indeed, the fact was so? that it was supposed at Washington the bar of New York were desirous that a certain individual (he would not name the individual?perhaps, indev I, he could not) would tie acceptable to them, they being desirous of his appointment, lie presumed it would be considered Inexpedient and wrong in every respect to permit this impression to remain unnoticed; it was, in fact, the duty of the New York bar to remove such an impression from the mind of the Executive, for the appointment would assuredly be ma le upon false premises ii it were assumed that the bar of New York would tie gratified by the appointment of any particular person, when in truth, if the sense of the bur were taken, it would probably be found very different from the impression of it at Washington, l'he object of the preamble to the resolution was to put the matter into a significant shape; it was not to express uny opinion?not to say "We are opposed to the ap]k>lntment of such a man"?or, "We approve of soother man"? or to designate any one candidate rather than another; it was merely to negative the assumption that the bar had, as a body, ever expressed any partiality, and as having particular reference to the existing impression at Washington. He deprecated very much any discussion in that meeting upon the relative merits of the respective candidates, lor it would produce nothing but ill-nature and bad

feeling among the members of the profession who were ' present, and lead to a state of things without, which there 1 was was no occasion for. ilehvi himself, as yet heard 1 no man mentioned as suitable, for whom, personally, he did not entertain the highest respect and esteem; but at the same time, if the question ware solemnly nut to him whether Mr. Such-an-one would be his favorite for | the office, he should be compelled, from a feeling of the duty he owed to the public, from regard to his own conscience, and from respect for the station in question, to I reply " No: he would not he my choice." He should not, however, like to lie called upon, in a public meeting, to r sot an example of this sort, nor did he think a majority of [ those present would require it, although It appeared that some gentlemen wen. very desirous of showing their hands upon it?(Laughter and cheers). Perhaps the best IRK 1 VIORNING, FEBRUARY ri mode to deal with the resolution, after all, wouhl be to i move a negative to it; then the bar would have done just I as much a< they ought to have done, and uothiog more. < Mr. Kiklu stated that he was present at the first meet- i ing of the Bar upon this subject, and therefore he knew what had taken place. There was a great difference of i opinion upon the <|ueation whether it was expedient for i the Bar to act at all; and it was in particular reference to ; that point that an adjournment was had tor the purpose of i holding a full meeting of the Bar, and obtaining an ex- i pressiou of their sentiments. But, although the meeting i was adjourned, he (Mr. Kield) wm or opinion that it wu not expcdiaut to nominate any particular person, he wai till of the tame opinion; but at the lame time he did not see, nor could he conceive, any reason for the expression which had .bean used, that the Bar had not a right to ex- < firess their opinions upon this matter?(Cheers). It beonged, he said, to the Bar. It was their ottice. They < knew more about the professional qualifications of the candidates than any other uody; they had also a greate> stake in the matter than any other class in the community; and it was therefore the right and the duty of the bar to express their conviction that no man should be appointed to the vacant seat upon the bench from party considerations, but solely upon account of his pre-eminent qualifications. (Cheers.) On all these grounds, he begged to move as an amendment?" Resolved, that the bar of New York, not deeming it to be within its province to propose a candidate for the judicial oltice now vucant, nevertheless deems it due to itself, as well as to the country, to declare its unanimous conviction, that the person appointed to the vacant place in the Supreme Court, should De not only pare end unsuspected, but foremost in his profession. Also, resolved, that in our judgment and opinion, the person appointed, owing his place to personal favor or party management, would greatly impair his usefulness among us, ?ud tend to lessen the dignity of the ottice in the uf es of the jieople." (Cheers.) Mr. TiiESDoai: Bbdowick seconded this amendment. Mr. I- lssic*0e.v aaid it was true that thenar of this city had not expressed an opinion, either for or against any (Articular candidate heretofore; but it seemed to him that the substituted resolutions now proposed, would carry moro to the ear of the public than It actually appeared to do upon the face of it. It would seem to signify that the bar of New York had assumed the appointment of one particular candidate. It carried the idea, that tho bar had not expressed an opinion unfavorable to any individual, whilst it might be asked whother particular members of the bar had expressed opinions prejudicial to somo or all of the candidates mentioned. It would signify that those gentlemen were entirely mistaken, und did not know their own minds, or il they did, that they had seen reason to change. Individual members of the bar. throughout tho State of New York might have their preferences ; some might be for one gentleman, some for another '. so that, under all the circumstances, he thought it would be Iwst to let the appointment be made upon Us own foundation, without any attempt' upon the part of the bar to act . in the matter, for as a body they would most certainly disagree. They could never agree upon any case, and he was satisfied there never could be a general expression of their opinion either in favor or against any one. Hence it was the part of pure wisdom on this occnsionto allow the original resolution, or the substituted resolution without the preamble, which meant the samo thing, to pass?and simply to do nothing upon the subject?(cheers). It was assumed that the bar ol New York were either in favor of or against an individual now beforo the public ; but there had Deen no such expression of opinion, and the individual venturing to make it, especially if addressed to gentlemen of intelligence,or the President,or any one in Washington, should know that such could not be the fact. Hence he (Mr Kesxenden,) had no doubt that private and individual preferences had been'cxpresxed by A. B. and C. in favor of all the candidates without any exception,according to the actual opinions of the parties. It appeared to him, therefore, that inch a course should be pursued as would adopt anil sustain the original resolution, and nothing else. Now, in the original resolution, (\lr. Fields,) wlint was meant by the word "foremost I"?(Cheers.) There was such a thing as being "ioremost" in public, office without being "ioremost" in point of fact. He (Mr.lFessenden) should wish to have thei"foremnst" man. taking all things into consideration, with reference to all his qualifications-, but if the word "foremost" was restiicted to his public situation, or to divers other particular qualifications?if qualifications they were?to them alone it might he that he stood "foremost," whilst, upon the whole he did not stand "foremost." Mr. Firlo?The words are "foremost In his profession." Mr. FESiRitnRi*?Very well?"foremost in his profession " That, perhaps, literally construed, was not a very good recommendation for a Judge?at least it was not in the better days of this republic. It was much better to pass the resolution which was originally proposed, and then the bar would appear not to be hostile to au> one. or in favor of any one, hut willing that the nomination should take its own course. Mr Brady was favorable to the resolution proposed by Mr. Ely, because it was a simple declaration that it was inexpedient for the bar, as a body, to recommend any particular person for the vacant oltice; and he thought the reasons very itrong by which he had arrived at this coniWiislon. Tn4 first amendment, whjch was suggested by jfcdge inglii.Otat Tne oar, as a bo?y, had not expressed ia preferences, seemed to be conceded Some of the gentlemen who advocated the prefatory part of the amendment, said , it was nacessuy to mnkuderlarations contained in it ?hut he (Mr. Craiiyf -mbmktoil that this htui been met, and that the motion of Mr. embodied all which the bar, as a body, wished to express. It was pretty clear, indeed,that the bar, as a body, had not expressed its opinion upon the subject of this appointment, lor there was no known and recognized channel of communication between the bur of New Yoik and the President of the United States, by which the preferences ol the New York liar could lie made regularly known. He (Mr. Brady) therefore, differ ed with Mr. Clinton De Witt. It was untrue, historically, that the bar expressed an opinion; it had none: and if any gentlnnan "foremost" or hindmost" had undertaken to say who would he their peculiar choice, he had mistaken their sentiments. On all grounds, he thought that a declaration of the inexpediency of avowing any preference would necessarily lead to the inference that the bar had not done it. Individually, he was in favor of Mr. Fields' resolution, as every sensible man must be, and he supposed that every one present deprecated the debasing and degrading system liy which, in modern times?an 1 in recent times, too?men had b?ru appointed to judicial stations in consequence of politics. Until that system could lie corrected we must he subjected to a great degree of? (some interruptions, both of applause anil laughter,caused the remaining part of the sentence to he lost) He repeated, that individually, he wan in favor of the resolution (Mr. Field'*), for it would be disgraceful i anottice so exalted as that ol a Judge should ue given away upon the same principle that you would nppoint a street sweeper, althougu, unfortunately, it had ton often l<een the case. But, at the same time, it implieil disrespect to the "resident and Senate to suggest to them that they might be induced by partv management to confer the present situation upon one whose merits and integrity did not entitle him to it. Such a species of censure, he thought, was implied in the resolution (Mr. Field's). His (Mr. Brady's) ^reat objection to give any reason for ihe want of specific action in the resolution, was, that the Bar was not sufficiently united to express any preference upon any subject. The Bar rrpresi-iitr 1 u class of men who?and they themselves also as a Bur - were separate otul distinct, and different from every other class in the world. They were the only set of men so destitute of the enni'l du caur, or so cowardly, if you please, that they could not be united upon any single iioint. Thev were the only set of men who saw their rights invaded and trampled upon, and attempts made to degrade them, without rising against the enemy; and it was notorious that when Judges had been songht to be removed from their stations who were entitled in every way to retain them, the general expression of opinion by the Bar had been prevented from no'other cause than'the fact of their not bring united, bet them, then, from this time henceforth, create a feeling of brotherhood among the members of the Bar; let their preference* be ascertained; and when a meeting was called to assist, as it was called, in the choice of a Judge, let it be their public expression of sentiment. But what was tho public sentiment of the bar of Now York In relation to this or any other question! In what munner, yet, had a bond of brotherhood been created among them/ By what means htifl thrv rr?*nta?fl that Hnor.i<>n nf rnninrx^ urhirli olmplv knit together the member* of every other occupation'? (Cheer*) It would be impossible and unjust for them to pretend that upon the question before them the bar had any deliberate sentiment, or that they had, as a body, any decided preference fur any candidate. He was, therefore, in favor of the original resolution without assigning any reason beyond the simple statement that it was inexpedient to proceed to any action. Mr. M'Kxoo said lie would make a motion which would tiring the matter to a (toint. There appeared to lie a preftv general impression that the bar, as a body, expressed no opinion, and inadti no recommendation, and with the view of testing the fact, he would move that all the resolutions and amendments lay upon the tnhle, which could be put without debate; after which a resolution would be proposed by a friend ofhis which would express the opinion of the whole meeting. This motion was soconded, and the aye* and noes being taken the (..hsirma* declared the resolution of Mr. M'Kron carried. Mr. Ei.v then re-proposod his resolution wh ich is given above. Mr. Si.dowicx said be should move the previous questions, which'among the brethren of the bar would not be debated lie agreed witli many of the remarks of his Iriend llrady, hut at the same time he must observe that there seemed to be remarknble distrust among the members of tlio bar as to their own duties and privileges in this matter. They would all admit that the President and Senate were not able of themselves, as a matter of course, to select the most proper person for the high judicial office now vacant ; nor was it by any means to be taken for granted, that the (executive had all the necessary in for mation to enable them to make the best appointment Where then should they look to but to the bar of the Circuit over which the Judgo was to bo appointed I Where could such witnesses'.he found of the qualification* of the candidates? And who should sneak, i( the bar did not? If the bar declared that they would sit in sullen alienee in a ease of this kind, had thoy any reason to complain if thoy found a most improper person appointed I For himsell he wa? very desirous that nothing disrespectful to the Executive should he done, and he would not take one step beyond the line of discretion, but tliore was sometimes discretion in courage He should be very glad to express hi* own opinion* in relation to the propriety of the candidates named for the office, and also to hear the opinions of others; but he did not knew why it should lie assumed that the bar bad expreased any opinion with reference to any of the candidates. How, indeed, was i to he determined f It was assumed to be so but there was no proof of it Could there he any posaible reason why the resolution should not declare the general character and qualifications which the incumbent of thia office should have? Could there be any harm in saying that it should be filled by a person of the highest character f Were the bar, of all men in the United States, to say , nothing upon this subject? He thought the bar ought to SERA r, 1844. tpeek, toil if they were not no prepared to apeak a* to ueme the peraon, let them apeak in general teiina aa to the character and qualihcatiuua which they thought the new iiicuuibcut ahouid poaaeaa. (Jen. HANoroau ahouid be in faror of the bar expreeaing Ita epinioua if theie waa theabghleat probability that the ntacaNtaa el that waald kait any weight wnii the appointing power; but they had found, upon many ocou nons, w lieu the bar had chosen to express au opinion,bow little it was regarded. He was lu favor ol the lesoluliou originally otteiud; but if it was rejected he would present a proposition lor appointing a committee of a dozen members oi the bar, to be appointed by the chair?lu whom they had pcilect confidence?who should select the uaines ol hall a dozen candidates,to he preeeuted to the President of the rmted States, with an expiession ol the opinion of the har, that they would be gratified by seeing any one of them nominated lor the vacancy u[>on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States. He should be perfectly willing to abide by the decision of any committee the chair might appoint. Mr. C 1.1*1 ov IJk Witt obaeived, that a statement had been made ol u lamentable want of tipril du cetv among the members of the bar. Thia waa very true. They had also been asked to form a professional brotherhood at the present moment. This was very uecessary, hut when were they to begin ! Were they to begin when an improper candidate was likely to lie appointed, or when an excellent Judge was about to be turned out I Was not this the moment 7 No, it was said. Why, it waa this learol being mealy-mouthed which pi evented a proper degree of tipril ilu rtrur upon the subject. He hud no hesitation in saying that the nameaolsome four or five gentlemen were mentioned in connection with the appointment, uny one of whom he should consider a curse to, have placed upon the bench , and there were also, tlio names of some hull dozen gentlemen, any one of whom he should be highly pleased with. This, then, was just the time and place ior the caput du cam , in which the bar were said to he so lamentably deficient, to be manifested. He denied tliat there had not been any preference uiion the pert ol the bar; lour-Iilths, if the ballot were taken, would be found in favor of a single man. All he could say was, that having been in New York but u couple of days since the vacancy occurred, he had conversed with twenty gentlemen upon thejiubjoct, and he had not heard a difference of opinion among them all with respect to that man.? (Loud cries ol "Name?name." Why, it was Chancellor Walworth.?(Cheers.) His own prelurences?and he saw nothing invidious in mentioning their names to the meeting?were in iavorof Chancellor Walworth, Judge Nelson, or (Jeorge Wood ol this city.?(Cheers ) 11c moved, then, as an amendment upon the last resolutionResolved, That in the opinion of this meeting, the appointment of his Honor the Chancellor of this state, his iiunor the Chief Judge ot this Statu, or George Wood, ot" this city, to the vacant office, would be highly acceptable to thii bar. Mr. Blc.nt?I Khali most certainly oppose that motion. (Loud laughter.) Mr. Clinton Dc Witt?Thereia tipril du caur for you. (Renewed laughter.) A Voice?1 uiove that we adjourn.?(Cheers.) Another Voice?And 1 second the notion ?(Cheers.) Mr. M'Keon rose to a point ol order. Mr. lie Witt could not more hia proposition as an amendment, because it was inconsistent with the whole terms of the original motion. It might lie upon the tableMr. Clinton Dr. Witt?An amendment to a resolution is always in order. (Cheers.) Mr. M'Kion?But it must be consistent with the motion it professes to amend. (Cheers.) The Chairmen- We have no rules or regulations, gentlemen, to govern the proceedings ol this meeting, but such as the chairman thinks lit to lay down, which must be observed unless overruled by the whole meeting. 1 say it is in orderto nraend this lesolution by striking out all the words alter the word "Resolved." (Cheers.) Mr. M'Keon?Very well, sir. Mr. Hillisun suggested that the introduction of any names in the resolutions might possibly lead to an inharmonious conclusion. Three gentlemen were named as the only persons who should he the choice of a considerable section ol the meeting. He would not proceed in the sumu vein and name other gentlemen, hut there cei tainly were many others whom the bar would be glad to see upou the bench The only point for consideration was, did the meeting agree to nominate any individual! If not, then the only proper resolution was, to taku no action. He was unwilling, however, that the sound truths in Mr. Field's resolution should bo passed by, fot although they were truisms, the President and Senate ought certainly to lie reminded ol thein, but he. did not wish lor any person to tie indirectly assailed by the proceedings of this meeting: and he liuceruly hoped that some one would be apjsiinted, Irom the fact ol his being the "foremost" in the profession. He was entirely in favor of the original resolution,which declined any action; hut if one person named three candidates, others would like to name three others. Mr. Clinton Dk Witt?1 have tio objection to name I thirty, and take the ballot upon them. (Cliters ) A Voice?Over the way at Tammany Hall. (Laughter.) Mr. Clinton ])e Witt?Wall, 1 will take the sense of the meeting by tbe ayes and noes. (Cheers ) .Mr loi fwdoD sum tney uiu uvi asstmitHa iloio n? < bnr to nominate nnv individual to the President, for that i power wan rented by the Constitution of the United States in the President, and the power ol' continuation in the Senate. Wni it to be supposed that the gentlemen present were ignorant of the very severe scrutiny which names underwent at Washington before the appointment to such an otiicn as this Was it to he supposed that the President would nominate, or the Senate confirm, any |ierson who was unknown, or destitute of the qualifications which this high oftice required/ Certainly, most indecorous would it be in the bar to discuss the qualifications of candidates with the idea of enlightening the Executive upon them. The Executive, in point of fact, was in the dilheuity of having a great deal too much light from different lamps ti|>on this subject, it was enough to diatract the strongest mind to weigh properly in the balance the pretentions of the different candidates. He contended that the motion of Mr. Ely expressed all that could be wished U|K)n the subject ; and observed that if the meeting went on accumulating motion upon motion, and amendment upon amendment they would at last get in-oa marl. And if they expressed their satisfaction with individuals by name, his qualifications must be considered one by una. which might lead to a discussion till sunset. Mr. Hamii.ton moved an adjournment, which was seconded ; but Mr. Ely and others called for some definite resolution to be come to. Mr. MARauRr heartily supported the resolution of Mr. Me.Keon ; and after one or two others had made a lew remarks, the Chairman put the question of adjournment, which was lost. Mr. Ci-intos Dr. Witt's motion was then ordered to lie upon the table, and Mr. Ely's motion was carried by a considerable majority. The proceedings then terminated. General Sessions. Before Rer.orJer Tallmadge and AldermanWaterman and liriggs. Jonas 11 Pmi.i.trs, Esq., Acting District Attorney. Jan. 0.? Grand Juror I?The following gentlemen appeared and weie sworn as Grand Jurors?Wm C. White, Kichard Tweed, Samuel Sparks, John V. Tilyou, Henry Kuggles, He/ekiah Williams, Wm. K. l.eggett and Oeorge W. liruen. This makes a full pauelof J3 liriakrrt ?Henry Nation, a man, and Hetiry Williams alias Hankin, a boy, were tried on a charge of burglary in the first degree, in entering the dwelling ol John ltoach. 'J3 Orange street, on tbo 14th of Dec?ml>er last, and stealing a quantity of clothing. The forcible entrance of the dwelling was not clearly proved and the jury returned a verdict of grand larceny only. Nation was auntpnceil to trip Htate nriaon tor litre* yeara ant two montha; anil William*, tno boy, fortwo yeara, ba having boon persuaded to the communion of the act by Nation. Charge of Petit Isirceny?Achillea V. Hammond waa tried on a charge of petit larceny, in ordering a box or rlgara from the atore of A. Hamanoa, in Wall street, and requesting tham to hu aent to theCarltonllouie with change for a *10 note, aiul then meeting the boy and receiving the money, alleging that he had returnc I to Hamanoa ami left the $10 bill. '1 he proaecution but partially identified Ilia peraon, and the defence conducted by Wm. Huai.r.a, Kaq , allowed by several witneaaea that at the time the offence ia charged to have been committed the accuaed waa in Baltimore, acting aa Treaaurer of a Theatrical Company. The jury immediately acquitted him, aa there waa not a doubt upon their minda or that of the Court, that he waa entirely innocent of the charge. Stealing Milk?A boy named Moore, waa tried on a churge of petit larceny, in atealing a can of milk valued at $a, belonging to Nicholaa T. Ketchum. The evidenco waa that the young logtia with aeveral othera took the milk in niiacluel, and capaized It into th? atreet. The jury, aa a matter of cottrae,acquitted the boy without leaving their acuta. A'ollr I'rnfri/m?The Dlatrict Attorney, with the aaaent of the Court, entered a nolle, nroeetfui on the indictment againat J. D. Kggcra, a hoy, hir awsmiIt and battery, with intent to maim Alan, on the indictment againat J.J. Auatrn, for falae pretencea, in obtaining property by falae tokena, from P. G. Gaaaner, of 178 Bowery. Alao, on an indictment againat George Brook a, for a aimilar offence. Oitrhar #d-Charles It. Brown, who had been convicted of defrauding a countryman, by obtaining money on promiae of obtaining him a nidation, waa brought Irom the priaon. The Hecorder atated that owing to the tact that thr money obtained had been returned, and the request of complninant, the Court had concluded to auapend judgment but ahoul I certainly impose it If the accuaed wne ever brought before them again for the coinmiaiiou of aimliar diabolical practices. The Court then adjourned till thla morning at eleven o'clock. City Intelligence. Police?bra 8.?Attempt*!) Meant*. --Yesterday moniing tw? colored men, named Thomaa Jackion on l George Mead, met at the porter hntiae of lamea Buck, 144 ( liurch atreet, when kdiapute arorr relative to loun runney, and while Jmc.kson waa in the act of raining hie hand. Mead drew a piatol from hie iiocket loaded with hurh?hot. which he fired at the head of Jarkann The "hot entered Ilia left temple, and alao hia left eye, which ia atippoaed to be deatroyed. Jurkaon waa taken to the City lloapltal, and Mead committed lor examination Kirk and Loan or Live* in West Jersey.?A fire occurred in Hack Neck, Fairfield fownahip, in thi* county, on Sunday evening leat by which the noiiae of Mr. John Robinaon. with ita content*, w ith the exception of one or two artlclea ol bedding, waa entirely consumed, and what ia moat diatreaaing, two children, Daniel and K.llza Jane Newton, the former 14, and the latter 0 yeaia of age, perfihed in the lluniea. The other inmatea of the houie barely escaped with their Uvea, being almoat death tute of clothing The family had re'ired to real, and were not awakened until the building waa enveloped in Itamri. The charred ami mangled corpses of the auflerera, whan taken from the rmna, fa aaid to have preaented a horrid apectacla. ? JJridfrton Chronicle. ,4.. ? ' LD. PflM Tw? ClBtli The Recorder's Charge?City Prison?8carcit* of Potatoes.?The Recorder of the city, m his charge to the Grand Jury on Monday last, called their attention to the alleged fact that the prisoner* confined in the City Prison ior the past several months, had not been supplied with any kind of vegetables, not even a potatoe, and that this neglect was attributable to the inattention of the Alms-Mouse commissioners, whose duty it was to grant supplies fot the public institutions of our city. The charge lias created no inconsiderable excitement among those immediately interested, and the result has been titai potatoes were auppueu yesterday morning, and the following correspondence closed the day's proceedings:? New Yoas, Feb. 0, ISM. To Mtucui, ? <*:? Keeper of ths City Prison. Kik :?'1 he Hecortier, in his last charge ito the (Irund Jury of tho county, pointedly accused the Commissioners of the Aims-House of gross dereliction of duty in the supply of prorisiona for the use of those confined in the Prison under j our charge. Will you, theraiore, state to the Commissioners whether it be not your duty to make an immediate requisition oil the superintendent of the Alms House lor such supplies as you may deem <aquisite lor the romlert and support ol the persous in your custody, and whether such supplies have not, on ail occasions, "keen promptly und abundantly lumished by that officer. 1 oura, fee., by order of tho board ol Aims House Commissioners, OIDKON OSTKANDCK, Chairman. To Gideon Oshiandeb, Ltq., Chairman ol board oi Commissioners. Sir In your communication of this day, you allude to the charge of the Recorder to the Grand Jury, end propound to me questions as to my duty in the premiaee. In answer to your question as to ray duty to make requisitions on the Superintendent for supplies intended for the support or comfort of tho persons committed to my charge, I assure you that 1 not only conceive it to be my duty, but have iuvariably made requisitions for auch supplies, as in my judgmeut were proper, and have uniformly received the same promptly liom jour agent. The motives ot the Recorder in so pointedly casting censure upon the Board ol Commisaioners, you ate perhaps as well aware of as I am. 1 huve only to sty, that every Grand Inquest since rny taking chaige of the prison, has been infunned of the quality and quantity oi the lood furnished to each individual, and hat e umlorroly spoken in leims of approbation oi the sulhcieucy ol such supplies. Potatoes, which seem to be the bug-bear of the Jtecoider, are almost universally rejecied by tbe pritonsis, and have proved to be but a waste ol propeity, w Inch might be appropriated to more honest and mote deserving lecipiems ol public bounty, 'fills imaginary conflict between pri:oners lor potatoes is well drawn, and entities His Honor to great credit for inventive powers, in conclusion, 1 have to say, tbat I court tbe investigation uot only ol all persous authorized by law to supervise my acts, but the public generally, knowing that they cannot find a simile individual committed to mv choree, who has had just cause oi complaint in matter* appertain log to their loud, or aught tite. Hlr, I remain your moat obedient (errant, M. FALLON, Keejier of the City Prison. Isetter from Mr. Webster.?The letter which Mr. Webster wrote early last month to hia friends in New Hampshire, has made ita appearance in the Boston papers. We publish it entire. He is brief, and declines being considered a candidate for the Presidency at the next election. WssHISOTOK, Jan. 'i, 104J. Gentlemen?I have received your letter, requeuing " permission to preient my uaiue to the People, as a Candidate for the uliicu of President of the United States, subject to the future wise, deliberate action of the Whig National Convention of 184a." It would be disingenuous to withhold an expression of the grateful feelings awakened by a letter, containing such a request, so very numerously signed, and coming from among those who have known mo through lifa. No one can be insensible to the distinction ot being regarded, byany respectable number ol his fellow.citizens,as among those from whom a choice ol President might he made, with honor and safely to the country. The ottice ol President is an office, the importance of which cannot be to highly estimated. He who tills it, necessarily exorcises a gieat influence, not only on all thu domestic interests ot the country, on its foreigu relations, and the sup)iort ol its honor and character among the nations of the earth, but on that, which is of tha very highest import to the happiness of the people, thu maintenance ol the Constitution itself, and the prosperous continuance of the government under it. Our systems are peculiar ; and while capable, as experience has shown, of producing the most lavorable results, under a wise and cautious administration, they are, nevertheless, exposed to peculiar daugets. We have six and twenty states, each possessing within itself powers of government, limited only by the Constitution ol the United rttaies ; acd we have a griicrnl government, to which are confided high trusts, to be exercised fur the benefit of the people of all the hiatus. It is obvious, that this division of powers, Itself the result c! a novel and most deiicata political operation, can be preserved only by the exercise of wisdom and pure patriotism. The Constitution of the United States stands on the basis of the people's choice. It mutt remain <>u that basis, so long as it remains at all. The veneration and love, which are entertained for it, will be increased, by every instance of wise, prudent, impartial and parental administration. On the other hand, they will be diminished by every administration, which shall cherish local divisions, devote itself to local interests, seak to bend the influence of the Ooverment to personal or partizun purposes, or which shall forget that all patriotism is false and spurious, which does not look with equal eye to the interests of the whole country, and all its parts, present and to come. I hardly know what an American statesman should ao much deprecate, on his own account, as well os on account of his country, as that the constitution of the United States, now the glory of our country and the admiration of the. world, should become weakened in its foundations, perverted in its principles, or fallen and sunk in a nation's regard and a nation's hopes,by hia own follies, errors or mistakes. The constitution was made for the good of the country?this the people know. Its faithful administratisn promotes thut good?this the people know. Tho |ieople will themselves defend it against all foreign power, and all open force; and they will rightfully hold to a just and solemn account, those to whose hands they commit it, and in whose hands it shall he found to he shorn of a single beam of its honor, or deprived of a particle of its capacity for usefulness. It was made for on honest people, anil they expect it to be honestly administered. At the present is an object of general respect, confidence and nffecticin Questions have arisen, however, and are likely to arise again,upon the extent of its powers or upon the line which separates the functions of the General Government from those of the State Government*; and these qustions will require, whenever they may occur, not only firmness, hut much discretion, prudence and impartiality in the Head of the National Executive. Extreme counsel* or extreme opinions on either side, would ho very likely, if followed or adopted, to break up tha well adjuited balance of the whole, And he who has the greatest confidence in his own Judgment,or the strongest reliance on his own good fortune, may yet be wall diffident of his ability to discharge the duties of this truat, la such a manner as shall promote the public prosperity, or advance his own reputation. hut, gentlemen, while the office of President is quite too high to lie sought by peisonal solicitation, or for private end* and objects, it is not to l>e declined if preferred by the voluntary desire of a free people. It is now more than thirty year* since you and your fellow citizens of New Hampshire, assigned me a part in |?litical affairs. My public conduct, since that period, ia known. My opinions on the great questions, now most interesting to tne country, are known. The constitutional principles which I have endeavored to maintain, are alio known. If these principle* and these opinion*, now not likely to be materially changed, ?hould recommend me to further mark* of public regard and confidence, I houhl not withhold myself from compliance with the generul will. But I have nj pretensions of my own to bring forward, and trust that no friends of mine would at any time uie my name for the purpose of preventing harmony amongthoae whom- general |>oIilicnl opiniona concur, or for any catiae whatever, but aronaeieniioui regard to the good of the countiy. It ia ohvioua. gentlemen, that at the present moment the tendency of opinion among those to he represented in the f onvention la gcne-alty and strongly set in another direction. I think it my dun , therefore, under existing circumstance*, to request tho<*. who may frel a preference for me, not to inoulgr in that preference, nor oppose any obstacle to the leading wi*he? of political friend* or to united and cordial effort* for the accomplishment of thote withe*. The election of the next antumu must involve, in general. the *?me principle*, and the iinw queationa, a* belonged to that of 1 A4*> The oan?e, I conceive to be the true oaueeof the country, ita permaaent prosperity: and all It* great inter**!*; the etui* of ita peace, and ita honor; the came of good government, true liberty, and tha piewrva'ion and integrity of the ( onititntion, and none should despair ol it* aiircct*. I am. gentlemen, with sentiment* of sincere regard, your obliged and obedient mirvant, DANIEL WEBSTER. To Me*?r? Joiiv H.tvrv, Johs P. Ltmaw, and other*, sign era to the above. of Gf.rrit *mitm ?This thstingui-hfd advocate ot cmnncipntion is thtisc noticed by a correspondent of the Mercantile Journal, travelling in the HtateofNew York ; "I visited Piiterboro, the residence of < Jcrrit Smith and the torus of those Immense tiansaction* in the purchase and *al# of landed property w hlrh the lion Peter Smith so long and so successfully carried on. About lorty year* ago Judge Smith purchased of the Indians SO.OOO acre* of land in one parcel, covering nearly the whole of the present county of Madison, for the mm of MM,000 He subsequently ttecsme the largeit landholder in the State Ilia ion, flerrit, w ho soma years ?ino* inherited the grratcr portien of hi* father's estate, now owna more than one million acres* of land In tha state of New York alone, lying in farty eight of Ita flttjr counties. His annual land tax is upward* of (I0.0U0. WKUOIN'O AN l> VISITING CARDS ?Engraved and Prilled m ihe first sty I en ft he Art. at 'dnc?d pri. ea, at VALENTINE'S, No I Beesm-n sr. orrer ol Psrll now, Lovtjov's Hotel. BT7" Plea** call and eiatmn* specimens jN lm*rrc

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