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NEW YORK HERALD New York, Tncuiajr, September III), 1MB. Malls for Europe. The Britannia, Captain Hewitt, wil^ leave Boston to-morrow noon for Halifax and Liverpool. The Evening Edition oi the Herald, with the latest intelligence from Oregon, Texas, Mexico, Canada, the Markets, Theatricals, &c., will be published at 3 o'clock, this aiternoon, in time for the muils which close in this city at half-past four. Copies in wrappers can be had at the desk at two cents each. News from Europe, The Cambria, that made her last trip from Liver pool in eleven days, is now due according to that trip. This is her eleventh day. The Astounding Disclosures of New York Party Politics liy William L, Mackenzie, We commence to-day the defence of our reputa tion, as far as we can consistently avail ourselves of the materials before us ; and also a defence of those persons associated with us in die political contests of*this State and the Union previous to the year 1833, by republishing from Mackenzie's pamphlet a number of the letters attributed to Benjamin F Butler, who, it appears, occupied a distinguished position in the Van Bnren party for nearlv twenty years, in this State, and throughout the Un on We are impelled to this defence as much f o rt the ma lignant slanders and unprincipled conduct of Marken zie, as from a wish that our skirts shout 1 be cleared of the charges made, or which nnv b-- preferred against all those men concerned in the mefanoh >fi business of making Martin Van B.iren P evident o the United States, and elevating br* tevci 'k? in this State to the highest offices in the union. We contess with the deepest contrition, on op benrfid knees, with tears in our eyes and hunvli irion in our heart, that we participated in the sinfulness <f en deavoring lor nearly ten years, between 1824 and 1834, to elevate Mr. Van Buren to the pn-iti<m which he eventually occupied, and raising up to that great eminence of official favor and patronage, all those men by whom he was surrounded in this great State. By confessing our sins in the most penitent manner, we expect to obtain forgiveness from a generous and high-spirited jieople. It is row ten years since we repented, and we believe th?t we have been forgiven, particularly when we look bai k upon the support and patronage which we have re ceived from the same people, on account of the independent course which we have pursued since the period of our conversion to the true faith of liberty, equality and right. We give the material letters contained in this extraordinary pamphlet, which are attributed to Benjamin F. Butler. They are curious,remarkable, extraordinary, and new to the public, although ;hev contain nothing new to us, who have been long ini tiated in the secrets of the Van Buren and every other party in this State and throughout the country. These letters, it will be perceived, treat of finance and piety in different proportions. Mr. Butler, with a great deal of natural genius and a singular mixture of devotion to God and love for banking, has yet a great many traits of character that are honorable to him, and which have attained for him high distinc tion in the various parties and cliqtwe throughout the country. It appears from these letters, that Mr. Butler occupied the distinguished position of the Friar Tuck of the Van Buren brotherhood. He was the only gospel advocate of the whole set. He says the prayers. He reasons of righteousness and the judgment to come. He exhorts all to a godly walk and conversation. He pronounces the supplications to Heaven. He invokes the Deity. He is in fact 'he only one that seems to be at all concerned about the stated preaching of theGospel among the Van Bu ren men. For myself, 1 confess that although a member oithe Holy Catholic Church, I was defifictent in that active and inherent piety which Mr. Butler has so modestly professed and consistently practised. But along with these devout feelings and sentiments we find in Mr. Butler the equally useful attributes ?f financial science and skill, although they lailed in the Washington and Warren aflair, and in various other concerns. Yet he was a remarkable man.? Born of low parentage, on the banks of the Hudson, in some grogshop in Columbia county, he was early taken in hand by Martin Van Buren and ele vated to be a politician. His natural genius, perhaps owing to the spirituality of his extraction, prompted him to piety and to love the preaching of the gospel; and thus, whilst he was devising ways and means to pay the specie to the people of Sandy Hill, and to sustain a bank there, he was equally busy in seeking the Lord, and wrestling as hard for divine favour as ever did Oliver Cromwell, or any of the cropped heads of that enlightened and eminently holy age. Yet, let not the men of this world, the sinners and I scoffers all round about the country, 6neer at the piety of Ben Butler, or consider that it was merely i u cloak to hide Ijgs financial sins and his financial operations. The financial principles and the muriiU which distinguished the management of f,.e Washington and Warren Bank are ju-t the same?neither better nor worse?neither higher nor lower, than those which regulste the bank concerns of every other financial institution throughout the country. The day will come when this will be made manliest of all ttie banking insti" tutions in the land, and that Benjamin F Butler and the Washington and Warren Bank have been venial when compared with some ol their contemporaries who call themselves men of undoubted respectability and excellent religion. In another point of view, the financial and pious principles which meander through the beautiful epistles oi Mr. Butler, may be considered as forming some ot the foundation stone* of the subsequent movements of the Van Buren party, and which enabled them to reac'i the highest offices in the State of New York over the ruin* of all other parties, and ultimately, through the blended patriotism and piety of General Jackao >, to reach the Presidency of the United States and rule this great and noble Republic for four years, and almos' coming within an ace of getting it for f ur year longer, instead of Mr. Polk. Mr. Butler's mingled piety and finance are not more remarkable than the efforts in both departments of heaven and earth, which distinguished the career of Ex-G-v-rnm Reward and his worthy associates who once helri power in this State. We all recollect his efforts to conciliate the Catholics, and the result of trm-e ei forts. In fact the politicians of both parties are all alike, and we are very much disposed to Iwliev* that in point of purity the democratic politician* ur even a little better than some of the whig politicians Thus much to-day. Mr. Butler, we rather think, will stand better after the perusal of his letters?ot tin confidential correspondence with "dear Jesse Hoyt," than he has for some time past. There i' some relief to the sober realities of humbug in re lation to paper money, when we find it imbued with the deepest concern for the stated preaching of th? gospel. The only recommendation in a gospel point ol view, to that movement which led to the elec tion of Mr. Van Buren, is to be found in the strictly religious character of Mr. Butler. He was, as we have already said, the Friar Tuck?the Chaplain? the Saint?the man ot God?the Prophet?the Isa iah and the Jeremiah of ihe whole concern In the wilderness of selfishness, intrigue, folly and corrup tion, Mr. Butler s piety and grace spring up like cooj clear springs ol heahng water, beautifully fringed with ail manner of gospel flowers. Our connection with Mr. Butler has been very slight. We have known him as a solitary Saint in the cloisters of St. Tammany?a St. Simon Stylitea, elevated on his pillar of superior sanctity, far above the profane multitude But the Saint has not givan all his thoughts to heaven. He has obeyed the go?|.el in junction, and " been diligent in business," whilst he was " serving the Lord." lie has generally been pretty active, and manifested a deep interest, when unythuig was to be done in the way of distributing | the spoil-i, and on great occasions we have seen him get on the stand, and assume the responsibility ot expressing the sentiments ot the democratic parry. But the day of all these heroes?gospel or no go-, el ?of Van Burenism?has passed away forever ? , They have crossed the river Jordan, and hereafter ; mu9t be content to make the best of the sw eets that i private life can afford. We shall now go on and rive our vi--w? of the j correspondence of Mr. Van B iren, ex P.-esident of the United States; also of John Van Euren, and of the other leaders and master spirits of the demo cracy, including ourself. In giving their correspon dence along with our own, we think we will be able to make some defence of the character of die au thors, tor we think that we were not wholly wrong in those days, although we properly repented of be- | ing in such company. So look out. Thf. Author* ok the McKenzie Disclosures ? This subject is still undergoing investigation by the Pit ice, with what success we have not been able to ascertain. In ihe niean'ime, we find in a morning paper of v t eterdav, ihe following state I ment, emhraeed in a long arncle from William L. VI .ck-nzit? the oi-ten-ible author of the brochure .? T he Record- Office enn-ists of four very large apart menu filli i w i ll lie ii.voice*, entries, bonds, manifest*, Sir. ol the shlppoi* and merchant!. I found there papers enihincing tra suctions of over a thousand millions of dol * ? m a nouiit. in rh.nge of R. VVet'ber. of No 467 Bio.iUuay, and R J. Everett I was the junior clerk, will, a mlaiy ?-3i 0 let- then Webber Three weeks af ter mi .ip . in'meat, Webber, who was a whig in poli tics, can. I" me in Rteal trouble, showed me a letter iron) i it toi Van N'.-ss disntisnsg him in a lew days, .Old staling tliat I was to ha put over his head, that (lis oadw-ay [he has a shoe store] was then ve ! t> uiiptcfi tide and tuat his djsmissol, thus unexpected ijr, uoitid -eri ui-lv injure him and a family dependent o.i 1.1in I .epiie l at the instant?"I will never take the le.k< tip fro .1 wnich an American born cituon, with a 1 ei ei.d.eut t.tmdj . is removed, otherwi*e than for crime." ' 'lere ia a w ittei. state ment to that effect use it. Go to I join f< ends -eo the Collector and 1 will write him that I am a thousand times better pleaseu where I am, han I wuul'i h> with a higher salary obtained byturning you out I instantly did so. Mr W.'s friends spoke to iiov Van who is a high-spirited, kind-hearted, gene, una man-I hud been promised immediate promo tion?hut Mr Webber was thus continued other six i or eight months, when the wolfish howl of Tammany aiigeis-un for place and plundor, through the Law rent e < o 'dington and Purdy organ, O'Sullivan's News, romp, lied, I ; resume, the dismissal of Webber and Ev eel ai l.*> minute.'notice. Other twe gentlemen, stran gris to me ami to the business of the Custom House, ap ! peine.i next morning as their successors, and I was or dered to insttu -t them in their duties, which I did, to their eutire satisfaction. It is not true that I had a pri vate room to niy sell, or ever was or asked to be placed in exclusive possession of any apartment in the Custom House The statement that Mr. Hoyt had a private trunk tl*>e i? also unt ne ? and it is untrue that there was any box ma bed in any way " private" or "private papers," tithei of itr. Ho "t or any other person. 1 he lacts about opening the box, to which the Editor of the Courier, -4 r Webb, correctly alluded last Tues day . are these : On Thursday, Mav IS, last, Mr. Goldson told me he had orders Horn Mr Rogardus, Assistant Collector, to btesk pen auy and all ot the custom-house boxes that wete locked without keys, and their contents unknown, to soi t their contents into three thousand new pigeon hides then nearly finished, if of use, and if not to send hoses and contents to tne attic, where there arc perhaps two tinndred tons n.uieof miscellaneous 1 records.' He ; then in g .it to lo. ce ..pen one of the custom house pine boxes, maiked ' J Si I. Iloyt's I.aw Papers'?called Ed gar Xtansbuty. tne carpen'er, (who, with his brother iohn Stanshury and J-one. Armstrong, were then work ! ing in tne apaitmunt ) to aid him, and Stansbury broke a laige screw-driver twice, while opening it. The con tents, I xe tt.e i on e -ts of nearly two hundred or three ' hundred .ucn pine bove- was a mixture of every thing, law pa|a-r?, custom home papers, newspapers, circu lar-, ptivste |S|tr?, nieis, Jove letters, letters from Virginia about Mrs Amfit-w Jackson, letters about law j altaiis, peiitions for offices, and papers about the gold i .es oi Potosi Mr. i orvell. the otherclerk, came in , 1 ju-t as Mr Maus'-un had ti i-hed opening it. The con- j I tents were tui ned out ou Hie lb.or?and tne first things [ | that diew attention wett- vtoiney General Van Buren's ! le tert about his gamb ing. stock jobbing, Sic. They j i were tead by all witn su.|., tse. ? ?????* If Mr Hoyttold Mr Webb that all the letters copied I into my book, or even one-tenth of th?m were in that box, | ( he whs mis'aken. an t w ill find it so. We carried its con- | tents to the garret in baskets?carried up the trunk empty ?tumbled the miscellaneous papers back?and on the Saturday or the Monday after, the carpenter was or dered by Mr. Goldson t ? put on a new lock, and did so. . How many persons turned over the contents of that and ' other boxes | do not know. Many persons had access at times to the office, sw eepers, carpenters, clerks, porters, Sic., but wmit puz/.les ine is, why did Mr. Hoyt bring to the< u.tum House, and scatter in parcels, in this and other oi l boxes belonging to the Government, among other things, love letters,business letters, Den. Butler's c?"t>s on faith and finance, your pelite sketches of private lift Bennett's petitions, Stephen Allen's Tamnmnj If all esti mates, and Thad. Phelps a Kree-Uat.k repor* - J What ha I the papers of his private 11 w otfico and law suit*, tw. My , or thirty years old, to do. in 1946. in * GoveruEieu' office i : Had he not a law office ol his own ? it -d -h, n?-l h \s,i and family and a home 1 Why nol k-vp such tilings there, if it was not his wish to keep them whe>e they were, in order to threaten iiis coi tupl friend* w ith expo sures .' Why was every scrap, erei \ note cant him Irom 1819 to 1836-7, by Butler and the Van Biirein pre -e- ved ? even where he was entreated to destroy them 1 And if kept, and in a place where he had plundered the people of seven tons of solid silver dollars, why did he leave there the evidence of the corrupt services which had secured his selection as Collector without collecting these curious relics into a box or trunk of his own. mark itig " private'' on it. and placing it in charge of an officer? ' The clerks had been told, and all ol us believed, that the box in tjuestion contained the law p?|>era of his perpetual lawsuits with the merchants while in office. But it teems he n.ised public money with private, public pa pers, private papers, law papers, custom House papers, evert thing in co< fusion Your* obediently W. L ?Wit I'i/*, .*?/ , Ar/M 27, |i45 By ihin it ?*ou!d api>ear ihdt a number of letters, not published, are in existence. It would Beem, al so, that the Collector, and all those in otfice with < liini, Mr Bogardus and others, who have endeavor ed to exculpate theniselves, were more or less ac- ! quainted with the discovery oi those letters and the character ot their contents. Another singular thing has been stated in a card j of Robert Tyler, published in Philadelphia:? No. 10 South Seventh Street, ) P>iu.ad'a. Sept 20th, 1845. ) To the Editor of the Stniinel? Sir- It h*? occasioned me tome turprite to read an : editorial ai tide in your paper of thin morning, in refe- : ence to tne "Hoyt and Butler Correspondence," in which my name it made to figure quite conspicuously. I it true that I did ask of Mr. Ctirtii the appointment > of Mr dackeosie I knew Mr. Mackenzie to he poor, and to have been unfortunate; and ho appeared to be a man of talent*, of modett deportment, and 1 believed him to he a man of intarity. I have never teen him more than three or four timet in my life, and wat told by hi? men? fuend* that he wat literally starving, and harassed with the caret of a large family. Moved by the commonest considerations of humanity, I did not tie itste to a-W the favor of hit appointment from Mr. I'utti* This luvor, however, was refused me. Gov. Van Ness subsequently appointed him to some insignifi cant place in the customs Mince then I hare never seen Mr. Markenz e, and have had no communication with him I snail he slow, however, to believe that he has been guilt) o' tne oflences imputed to him. The i ea that my father knew of the existence of this Correspondence, i? absolutely absurd. Your obedient servant, ROBT. TYLER. Robert Tyler here states that neither he nor his father knew nuy'hiug of Lie publication before it anpeared This denial will go for what it is worth T ler acknowledge# that he was the means of plac ing Mackenzie in the Custom House, and no one w.tl believe but that <1 f Tyler and young Tyler, and til their confederates, had some knowledge of this iios' extraordinary movement, in order to destroy the Van Bu en dynasty in this Slate. They mav leny it a> much as they please, but the public will ?>' lieve just as much <1 it as they think proper. In leed. according to Mackenzie's own statement,pub .lifted under I.is own h ind, which we have given, 'here can he no doubt that all the leading politicians of the Custom House knew what was going on, list as well as Mackenzie himself; and if all the leading men of the Custom House knew what was roing on, and the charncier of these letters, as it i.qe-ated ih' y did, for months before they appeared, we can hardly resist the conclusion that Tylerknew jf it too. No one, indeed, will believe the contrary. Miss Dri-cv?To the gre?t disappointment of the patrons of the Ruglish opera, and the sincere regret ?I her numerous taeude, Miss Delcy was not suf ficiently recovered to appear lust night, and it is not deemed prudent for her to attempt completing her engagement for a lew nights longer. Her indispo sition?a catarrhal affection?is not serious, but has produced a hoarseness, which cannot be ex pected wholly to disappear for a few days Boari> of Supervisors.?Thie Board met last evening, and adjourned in the case of Ur. Reese to meet on Thursday evening next. 11 on I'Idward Everett, Lie minister to London, has declined to eat a public dinner in Boston. Gome to Evropi.?Philosopher (/Sullivan hu 11? to-day for Europe, an a.bearer of deep itch**. Excitement !.k y^ALL strkkt?Considerable ex citement has been produced in Wall street, in con seqnenwot tne failure of a broker there, who had been very busy tor some months, buying and sell mi; on account >.f the " Union Club House," as it is generally *upi>osed. It seems this operator, during th- panic in relation to Mexico, was a " bear" in the market, and sold out stocks ahead, at low prices, in immense quantities. After a short time, the news fr?m Mexico made it very evident that no war would ensue for the present, and that great loss would ensue by his operations; he turned round and became a " bull." This wus an elfort to " hedge," as it nnght be said ; but it was too late?so, a lew days ago, he went by the board, for an immense amount, and it is generally believed that the " Union Club," composed principally, it is said, of specula tors, tire " in for it" considerably. It will be recol lected that this Club at present occupy a house in Broadway, a short distance from Canal street, and owned by William B. Astor. A splendid residence is in process of erection for them, near Niblo's, to which they will remove next winter or spring, un less the payment of the ditlerences on their agent's speculations do not break up the association alto gether. The subject is all the talk in Wall street' and the grand mistake of the Club is laughed at in all directions. Mb. Polk's Organ.?What a fool old Ritchie i?> j to be sure ! The last Unton comes to us full of wrath ' and cabbaee about some miserable correspondent of a Southern paper, who has been manufacturing let ters out of Washington rumors, all as thin as gos samer, respecting the letter written by Mr. Polk to Mr. Kane before the election, llitchie, however, j seems to be in his element when fighting with some poor devil, and looking for all the world like pon Quixotte at war with the windmill! ??' Custom House Movements.?We understand that no removals will take place for some time. It is said that Mackenzie's disclosures have produced such a shock, in the camp as will prevent further movements, until intelligence be received from Washington. It will be recollected that Mr. Law rence, the Collector, and Mr. Butler, District Attor* ney of this city, have both to be passed upon by the Senate at its next session, and very serious doubts of their confirmation are entertained. Distinguished Arrivals.?Major I fen. W. Scott, commander of the forces, accompanied by his fami ly and aid-de-camps, arrived st the American Hotel yesterday from West Point. Col Thorn, arrived yesterday in the packet ship Zurich, from Havre, accompanied by Mrs. Thorn, Mrs. Jaunery, the remainder of his family, including M. Count de Terussac. Countess de Terussac, ar d six servants, all of whom occupy eighteen apart ments at the Astor House. Rev. Dr. Ryder arrived at Philadelphia las' Wednesday, alter a tedious passage from Leghorn. He assumes the Presidency of the College ot the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachussetts. The numerous friends of the reverend and talented gentleman will hail his return with unaffected pleasure. Suicide of the Hon. John White.?This gentle man, late Speaker to the House of Representatives shot himself on the 22d inst in Richmond, Ky. Health of the City.?The fine bracing fall weather has had a very favorable effect upon the health ot the city. Last week there were only one hundred and sixty-six deaths, sixty-nine ot which were ot children under five years of age. Mormon War?We receivtd no later accounts by yesterday's mail. There appears to b? very little interest felt lot die f u? of the Mormons. Something else seems to abaorb the public nun J. Naval ?U. S. store ship Lexington, Lt. Com. EUison, hence for Texas, with United States troops, was spoken on the lhih instant, fourteen days out, all well. Theatricals. rit:; Thkuui ? Saeridan Know lea". " Hunchback' u . ^i on in ttii. Tlic.lt. last night, to a good house, w.lh striking effect. "Vaster Walter'- was hit to a nicety ty Mr Bass; Roberts'made a shining "Lord Tin sal,-' De '.Valden's "Modus"was quite respectable; and the drollery of Fisher, in "Fathom," quite unfathoma. hie. All the other parts were also properly filled; and as a whole, it was a harmonious and chaste performance Mrs. Bland sustained the character of " Julia," and Mr. Bland that of " Sir Thomas Clifford;" and here it j must not be forgotten that Mrs. Abbott, as " Helen,'* i looked charming, and lent a cheerful, playful vivacity I to the entertainment, that was very observable. A more chaste piece of acting than that of " Julia," is not within I the compass of the histrionic art. Now the artless, un. sophisticated country beauty; anon, the lady of fashion the star of the highest " town" circles; at one time the assumed con uette, at another the enamoured lover and the affianced bride; now the victim of her ambitious va nity, or the sport of her passion, to be avenged of Sir Thomas, and which drives her to sign the hateful mar riage contract with the Karl of lloiriirfale; in all those passages? but above all in the principal scene with the " Secretary"?great power of expressing the passions of the human breast was evidenced. Mr. Bland is a culti vated and methodical artist; he does not make an effort, and yet accomplishes his object?that of pleasing. The audience indicated this, for the most concentrated atten tion was given throughout the whole evening; and when the curtain fell, the pent-up feelings broke their barrier, and burst forth in loud and continued plaudits. Mr. and Mrs. Bland were called out, and fairly oppressed with the approbation ot the house. To-night, Mrs Bland is to appear in the beautiful cha racter of " Belvidera," in the play of Venice Preserved. A crowded bouse is quite certain. Bowery Theatre.? Last evening Messrs. Cony and Blanchard, with their wonderful dogs, who have become celebrated in Kurope and America, made their first ap pearance at the Bowery Theatre in the drama of the " Highland Drover." It would hardly be believed, with out actual observation, that dogs could be so well trained as to perform so well as they did their parts in the drama. The fidelity and attachment which form so large a par' of the dog's instinct were finely portrayed by these no ble animals?and the cunning which has been taugh them w.ii admirably sustained. Messrs. Cony and Blan chard sustained their characters with great force and beauty. Previous to thedramathe play of "ITgolino" wa performed, and the evening cloned with the new national drama ol the " Black Rangers,-- of the merits of which we have already spoken. The house was crowded, as i probably will be on every night during the engagemen of Messrs. Cony and Blanchard, with their wonderful dogs. To-night the same bill is presented. Castle Gardes ?List night the Burlesque Company presented " Buy-I-Dare," a capital burlesque upon Au ber's celebrated opera of " La Bayadere " During the opera, several of the best dances of the original were peiformed in very good style. Previous to the opera, a concert of vocal music was given by the company This is the last week of the burlesque opera company and of course all who relish a good burlesque w ill give them a call. Palmo's.?Last evoning tho Kth opians opened with new budget of songs and glees. The hotiM- was cm "d cd, as it has been every evening since they base been here. Persona are never tired of listening to the ?wc' strains caused by the harmony ot taeir voices. The la dies are delighted, the gentleman are delighted, ai.o tl t children are delighted. Kvery body who goes, s|unds an evening pleasantly and leaves sorry that he cannu, listen longer Niblo's.?Last night the "Strangor," with Mrs. Mew attasMrs. Mailer, and Mr. Crisp as the Stranger, was performed before a largeaad higi.lyfashionaMe audience at Niblo's. The character of Mrs Haller is one in which is blended the nature, naturally kind and beoevo>ot, with the soul deeply atiing by remorse, and endeavoring, by giving full play to its former t aits, to 11 >ue for the ein which has brought misery upon it. Mrs. Vowatt's personation of stu.h a character m i-t mcuseiily be good. In tho oti?ntng seen >, ?< the geueron* woman, she united her sweet ?ii:o to the MiUuess ol expression that she so well a??ume? As tho play progresses, and hecomns more tiavl ?l, Mm ;?|n v.ill to- ?me -tronger in her delineation ol t'i- cino'ious. and in tin closing scenes was re-l'y poweuul The chancer of the Stranger i ore waiih nffoids much scope lor dis plav A,i < ti p performed i >? i ?, ia?te. Mr. Placide, .? Peter, made iot- of Ul'i, as lln ide always does. The other parte were well s i<Un n i To-night Airs. Mow attnlev* Juliana in the "Honey Moon," to Mr. Crisp's Duke Amur a Olo Bull will give a concert next Thursday evening, a; the Tabernacle, and will be assisted by Miss Nurthall. Miss V. A. Lao, accompanied oy Mrs Lee, were ainci get ihe arursJi yesterday by the " Zurich," from Mavis. Co. obed Coxceht.?There is to be a colored concert st tho Tebarnacle at two o'clock to-morrow ufteinoon Ail tU? pjiiurmer* will ba of the colored race Thirteen Days Later from Mexico?Irapor. taut Intelligence. The U. S. steam frigate Princeton, Capt. Engle, arrived at Penaacola on the 20th instant, in a short i'dSBage from Vera Cruz. We have received by her intelligence of an inte resting character, from our correspondent at Vera Cruz, to the 13th mat. It now seems to be settled, almost beyond a ques tion, that there will be no war, nor ditficulty of any sort with Mexico. All the hopes and prayers of the Mexicans have been completely dissipated by the course that England and France have taken, and she is compelled to fall upon her own imbecility. It was confidently expected in Mexico that the annexation of Texas to this Union, would lead to|a rupture between the United States and England, and upon that expectation Mexico based all her bluster and threats. In failing to get assistance in the shape of a war, or some tiling like one, from Eng land, poor Mexico is forced to withdraw into a peaceful attitude, and assume an amiability not all titling to her blustering character. Annexed is a despatch from our correspondent:? Vkra Cruz, Sept. IS, 1S45. I wan disappointed not to receive your paper by the Mexican steamer Neptuuo, arrived hare yesterday from New York, via Havaua. As the prospect of a war between the United States end Mexico is now the topic of universal interest, I will Hive you my humble opinion. 1 have always thought that the knowing ones of this country have never enter tained serious intentions of venturing into a war with the United States. They compromised themselves much more than they would have done, with the fond hope that England would have come out at the risk u! making war upon the United States, before that Texas should be annexed. Next, the election of the present President required that show and promises should ho made, and the present bankruptcy of the Government required to keep up the appearance in order to endeavor to obtain the needtul, for in lact 1 cannot perceive any preparations lor a struggle with a powerful nation. The ouly moveme.it ol troops ot any consequence arc , 6000 men under command of General Paredns, and he has thought tit to stop at San Luis Potosi, and reason the case before he goes further. Now, 9au Luis is but 260 mile from Mexico, and it appears to me that this does not look much like reaching Washington soon; when, if there was a real intention of regaining Texas, it is all import , ant to lose as little time as possible. Among the Mexican officers, generally, ther have the ' idea that the United States have no troops, and tlwt tne | volunteers are paper soldiers ; but then >011 must rou ? sider, that those inen have no idea of ti e gsosia,,hical : or physical situation of the United Stales , and tee blood i less revolutions they have hi>d bere, make tnviu tieiievo they are invincible Since the Stir of Deccml.rr last in I have had the misfortune to have.a. rulers ot tboHei uM.o, I men who do not date take the responsibility ol urcii.g reforms that they are persuaded uie necessary Thev I appear to be seized with a sullen de-pair?thry dread the people ten much to come to au amicnhle a'rrang-.-* ment with the United States ; and they know the) w oul x incur the people's ci.pb a.ii-e te commence liosliliues, au l it lo turn out a losing atfnr I admire the course )ou hare pursued in urging the | government to show the e people >ou are ready to meet j 'hem on any tack they may make cnoice of, for I confess j ?hey are a people dittiiMlIl to understand ; and in letting

'heiu know you have ro?ou>'caa to meet any intentions they may auro, may i.o much to bring about an ami cable ai i anyeuent. It is now uioo months that wo have been waiting lor th? movements ol government in regard to a new tariff. Tn?v have seen that it has injurod their revenue by pre venting merchants calculating with any certainty upon mvir intentions,until the people find themselves idle and iest.esv, and unablo to bear it much longer. They have al 1 ist come to tho conclusion to fulfil this nine months pro,r ise forthwith, and in self defence. It is expected to he published the beginning of October. On the 16th inst. Jose Joaquin llerrera will take the official oath, and enter upon the dutios as constitutional fresident. The French Minister lias received his passport, and is expected here daily en route for France, in cousequence of the affair of his horse bathing. He has left the repre sentation of French interest in the hands of the Spanish Minister. Sporting Intelligence. Footrace between Jackson, the American Deer, and Barlow, at the Beacon Course, Hobo ken?Great Excitement aitd Betting.?The at tendance yesterday at the ubove ground was most numerous, and for some time before the sport of the day commenced the scene was most enlivening.? Betting was most extensive?100 to 70 was offered freely and as freely taken ; on Jackson 100 to 75 was the ultimate figure, at which considerable business was done?we never saw so much money staked on any previous occasion, as there was on this, at the above figures. Several thousands in the space of | an hour was depending on the result?the backers of both parties were most sanguine, not more so than Barlow himself, for when he came to the starting point he raised himself on tip toe with a ten dollar bill in his hand, exclaiming" ten dollars 1 beat him.'' No sooner said than done, a youth stepped forward and posted the money. A similar spirit appeared to prevail all around?" $1000 to 700" might be heard 10 one quarter ; " done, taken," was the response. 1 "?100 to 75" again was shouted ; "done, taken," I was again the rejoinder, and as quick as possible was | the money posted in responsible hands; "75 cents j to a dollar on Barlow," was the next to meet the I ear; "I'll take you," was the unswer. No sooner said than done?and so they went on to sixpences and shillings. The competitors being present, the judges appoint ed lor the occasion gave notice that it there was any j interference in the running?should any one cross, jostle, or otherwise impede their course, the s akes would not be given up without a private test of pow ers. This announcement was received with appro bation, and both men prepared for the start. The toss for position was won by Barlow, who took the inside nlace. Barlow ran in light flannel drawers, with a blue birds-eye fogle (handkerchief) round his head ; Jackson in silk pink drawers, with a hand kerchief of similar color and -pattern to his com|te titor around his.brows. Both men appeared in first rate condition. There was a sligl*heaving or tre mor about the chest and heart of Barlow, whicli showed that he was greatly excited, while Jackson was as cool as a cucumber?or a person abont to take a glass of soda water without any danger of being " Goughed." The men thus prepared, stood for the word, and after some preliminary regulations among the crn tlemen appointed as judges,the word wasgiven.'Hiey went forth likedeers. Harlow slightly taking the lean, winch he maintained to the quarter, completing this distance in lm 7s. They kept breast hoi! breast to the half, which was completed in 2m. 18is In fjoing round tne top Jackson appeared to tall off some little, but on reaching the three-quarter pole come well up again, and they were well together?they maintain ed this position to the judges' stand, where Jackson appeared about two leet in advance, completing th? first mile in 4m. 50s. The first quarter of the second mile was com pleted in about tim. 10s , much in the same posO'ci us at the conclusion of the previous mile I lrecti) afterwards Jackson shot ahead, as quicklv followei by Barlow, who in his turn went ahead. The gieat est excitement prevailed at thi? moment among the spectators At the half nul" |?ole B ,rl u' le.l a lew feet in 7m. 23s They kept well together round rhe top, Barlow it uny thing leading; on approaching ih ? three-quarter pole the cry was "go it Jackson;" "Don't you wish voii miv get it." s-iys Barlow, a ,o went ahead at a great r ile Jtcksoo r.d'i.-d to l..| low. but err ih'-v rench' d the draw gnt>- Barlow led some ten or fiY?en yards, which n>* maintained home, Jacksoh fuk'ng it e?sv by walking home from he laspKvmt Birlow in uie the whole of the two miles in Win -f-i js. First Mile, . . . qm. 50*. Second Mile, - . . .|m nin. i-?l?. Thus ended on"of the l>f s>t pieces n| pedestrianism mat has taa? ti nine*- iii this countrv; unlive energy u di'Htive !??-:inii triumphant. Harlow after the ice, M|i,?-nreil on the ground andwaa loudly cheered; n- a|>i?--ire<l ne it he waseapable of [>erforming again :he tark il celled upon. Lckson after the race, wai not n-eii The matter is not likely to end here?one ftan other matches are talked of between these I' lMlea tor still greater stimt. It is said that upwards o! .>>(IO,ltO<) changed hands on this occasion. After the above, came off a trotting match in har ness, two miles and repeat, for a purse, between Col I Hartioe's John Anderson and H. Jones's Lady Washington. The named persons drove the different animate. ! and a most beautiful trot it was throughout; the tact - ot the able drivers was well displayed?it was first one and then the other, as to the winner ; hut the steadygait of John Anderson, who only made one break in the two heats, was too much even for the ipticker speed ol the Lady, add he won the first heat by about five lengths, in 5m. IWa. The second heat was won in like style in 6m. 3Ms The trotting throughout the whale ailair was about even. Trotting at tub ('entre vicce Tra'k, L. I ? Great sport is expected to come off over this track to-day?a purse for $110, and a match for 9-100, be tween some ol the best nags in this vicinity. In the snorting circle* last evening, the betting was most lively. Tom Moore in the first was rather the favorite, nut it might almost he said to he a draw between htm and Fanny Wright In the second, Henry Clay had the call, barring the hubbies and squabbles. A stake is expected to Slice rr <1 , m which some novices will take part, that is, to astonish the knowing ones. IIkai.tu of New <>itm^a^S.?It is with pleasure that we can announce the continued good health which prevails in the rily Kor some day* past, the weather ha* been mild and temperate ; yesterday consi derable rain fell, serving to clsatise tha streets aud rt ? Tail Hi* tlmoipbar* ? A" 0 Pie. Hep! 'J* tCplacopal Convention. The Episcopal Convention assembled according to ail- i journment, from Saturday afternoon, at 9 o'clock, yes- j trrday morning in St. John's church. It was well fillod | with spectators, in the courae of the day, but at the com mencement of the proceedingi there waa no wunt of room in the edifice. Rev. Mr. Van Klekx, of Albany, read the scripture! and prayer was ottered up by Rev. Mr. Harriman Af ter the religious service, a considerable interval elapsed before the business was commenced. The Pmksiucmt called the Convention to order, at half poat 10 o'clock. The Skcrk taut arose to read to the body a notice ad dressed to the clergy and lay delegatoa, as individuals, requesting them to leave their names with the Assistant Hecrotary, and directions as to the best mode of teudiug to their addresses copies of the proceedings of the Con vention whui published. He also read an invitation pat into his hands, inviting members to visit the Ivory Statue of Christ, now on exhibition in Broadway in this city. The reading of the minutes of the last session occupied the next few minutes, and were at once approved, a very brief interval having elapsed. The raasintiNT arose with a solemn air, aud said? Geutiemeu of the Convention, clerical and lay, for thir ty years 1 have been a member of this convention, and during that time have attended all its sessions and been present at all its proceedings; but iu all thut period 1 never saw nor heard such a scene as was exhibited on this lloor on Saturday last. A convention of christians? oi ministers of the Gospel?of ambassadors of Christ of laymen the most conspicuous in tho church for piety, wisdom, prudence, station?members of Christ, children of God, inheritors ot the Kingdom of Heaven, cominuiii cants ot the church, partakers of the body and blood of the crucified Savior?the friends of law, of justice, of good order, and of truth, presenting such a scene of dis order, confusion, aud tumult, such as could have been expected only from a lawless assembly. And what was the cause?what the occasion/ To prevent the ques tion beuig taken on a resolution, of which one of your body, honorable and learned? aye, and high minded aud candid, declared he had not heard a single solid objec tion, aud which, when the question wus taken, was ap proved with scarce a dissentient voice. I need not say this was wrong. I do say it mu?t be lemedied. \\ ill y?a not, my dearly belovod sons of tho church, and ministers at her altars, sworn conservators of quiatnuss and peace, the language of w tose lips anil hearts I believe is, "If 1 fufget thee, O Jerusniam. let my right ban . for get her cunning-, if I do not icuiambcr theo. let luy tongue cleave unto the roof ot ii v mouth?will you not aid me in restoring the peace oi' your church, and lemovefrom her and irom youisejves another reproach? Holy ami righteous men, men of peace, of power, of faith, will you not unite with the chair, aud save from desecration the pl.<ce of God's sanctuary, and prevent die church, of ahich you eie sincere and exemplary nemh-ie, tiom being wounded in the presence of her Me.id-J Friends ot fairness and confidence, when you have chosen one ef your own number; by uu unanimous tote made nun your president, will you not aid and sus ain him in the dis-barge ol his duties, or will you con tiaue to subject in it to pain, and grief, mortification and reproaches? Order must preserved. 1 will?I will pre serve it. And I call on every man in this houso, every good man, every wise man, every prudent man, every nan vbu inspects himself, to aid me in keeping it. The president's address, which appeared to make a ?loop impression on the house, being finished, a member made a tew remarks, which ware not generally heard, but which were understood to bo expressive of regret for his share in the scene alluded to. One or two others did the same. On motion ot tho Secretary,the order of the day was sus pended to receive a report from tho Committee appoint ed to inquire into tho Constitution of the presentConven tion, the eligibility of tho delegates, Clerical and Lay, and whether there were any present who were not en titled, by a strict observance of the Canons bearing on the question. The gist of tho Report sot forth that after mature inquiry they were compelled to regard the ma jority of the delegates as not legally qu&lifioil, there being a rule or law requiring a regular list of the dele gates to be kept by the Secretary lrom year to year. In ttiis case it had not been complied with, an omission for which the present Secretary wus not to blame, us he ne ver received any such list or intimation of its necessity , from his predecessors. The report also discussed the legality of admitting Professors of Colleges, ex-oflicio, and dwelt particularly on the case of Professor Park, of West Point, who, as;belouging to a military institution,, was not to he regarded as a member ol the Convention The following resolution was appended to the Roport : Resolved, That a Committee of five bo appointed to take into consideration the existing canons regulating and prescribing the qualification requisite for becoming members ef this Convention, with instructions to pre pare a new canon covering the whole matter if it be thought necessary, and report to the next Convention. The Secretary informed the House that it had always been customary to admit Professors of Colleges as mem bers of the Convention (cites several cases.) He thougnt Professor Park, of West Point, as much entitled to a seat as any one else. A Member here made a few cursory remarks, and corrected a misapprehension of what had been said on a former day, which he learned had given oft'ence to a much esteemed brother. He ended by proposing au amendment to the resolution of the Committee, to the ef fect that I'rolessor Park was entitled to u seat in the House. One or two members spoke very briefly,and the amend ment was withdrawn. The Prf.sibk.it then put the resolution of the Commit mittee, which passed without a division. The following gentlemen were named to serve on this Committee : Rev. Dr. Taylor, Rev. Mr. Mead, Rev. Dr. Forbes, Mr. J. A Hamilton, Mr. Hamilton Fish. The order of the day was here taken up on the follow ing resolution of the General Committee:? That to remove nil doubts as to the duty of the Stand ing Committee under the canons ot this uioceso, to pro- | vide for the performance of those F.piscopal acts, with out which a church cannot be maintained? Ki solved, That the second section of the 10th canon of this diocese be amended as follows:? 1st, By inserting utter the words " in case of a vacancy in the Episcopate," in tho first line, the following, " o'l the inability, disability, or absence from tho diocese of the Bishop." Ud. By adding the following at the end of the said sec tion:? But in all cases where, in the opinion of the Standing Committee, acts of the Episcopal office are necessary, for, or within this diocese, during a vacancy in the Epis copate, or during the inability, disability, or absence from tiie diocese of the Bishop, the Standiug Committee shall invite a Bishop of this Church to perforin sticli acts, the expense of which will be provided for by the Convention of the Diocese. Hon J. C. Sfemckr addressed the house in support of the resolution. Ho directed their attentiou to tueir pe culiar and difficult position without a diocesan, for of that there could be no doubt, such being already the declaration of the house. By the Constitution, the Standing Committee wero invested with authority in case of a vacancy to provide for the performance of those episcopal acts necessary to the maintenance of a church; but there was no provision made in other cases. It must be kept in mind that there are two classes of Episcopal acts; one, appertaining to the office, ano ther imposed by the authority of the Convention. The 10th canon instructed the Standing Committee as to wnat thay should do to procure the performance of that class of functions which appertained to a Bishop only ; they wero to invite tho services of the Bishop of some other Diocese. But here is a case of disability, which was not covered by the Canon?about which it was silent, and they were call ?? upon to remedy the want. The distinction between the performance by themselvos, and tne invitation ol another to perform those duties, w as clear and plain. Dr. Taylor made an observation or two. vhn.h were not heard, but they were understood to dissent irom the views 01 the speaker. Hon. J.C Nitnckh saidliio lenarks just made brought up the whole rase in the torm of tie queilion, whether, in rase ot disability or inability they h d n Bishop I Already the Convention had ile' i ;e 1 th?v h-ct no Bishop, and that tin] Standing Committee were justified in what they had dnno. Dr. Tavi.op -Ob. I an pei fectly willing to say we have no Biaitop. ('. mghf? r.) Hon I C JSeKitcMt.- Whore do wo stand? Tho Con rention bei declared the ? ouinn'tve justifiod by the cir mustanres they are no* pi u e l in, in inviting another Mi.hop to peri ,i .n theKpiscnpal tunotions But the Canon '|ieek? only ot ruc.iuc/ ; it says nothing of disability ? r inability and is in too way. It is for the purpose, liieii'lorr o < any iug out the priuripie already embodied ii the resiilu'io i, ihat tho addition is proposed, in order lat the lii un it tee tnay not hesitate in the performance I ti eir duties. L?r 1'isn arose, but was delayed n moment by the last peaher who si,hi he had not quite finished. "He then said I am sorry, sir,to oppose the remarks of the gentleman. . have no wish to oppose contentiously this or any other point; hut I must ohseive, that on this, as well as every ither question, there is a straight trodden path,and a by ? path nit. known to common sense, and every step we take in settling incidental consideiations, we take a step towards settling the essential question in which we ai? concerned. That question is perfectly settled in my mind, and although"! do not wish to enter particularly into it now, I hope to be able ou a future occasion to -how that we are without a bishop ; that being so, I find great difficulty in reconciling contingencies with the acts as th ay arise. If the Bishop is suspended, as in the opinion of the Committee, where is the un, in thorn seeking now powors, whoa they are made by the art tho diocesan of the ii io'eso. It is a principle of Kpiseop icy, .is well as of the marriage contract, that the obligations ? reposed are sacred. It a woman Is bound to a husband by that holy rito, she cannot be separated ; and if a bishop who has been attached to hie diocese he living il is not within human power to take Irom that man his functions, and therefore it is not possible for us te meet this question, hut in this simple form?Ate we without a hi-hop I Now, it has been declared we are, and I am perfectly prepared to maintain it still. Now, I do not wish te discuss this topic at length, but I insist ou the general attention being turned to this us the solar point ol legislation it is not in the power of this body to tako irom the bishop that authority which by their owu act he lecetvod by the Divine authority, Hud by the appoint ment of the ' hurch Mo forcibly was I stiuck with tne letter of the llishop of New Jersey on this subject, th? I cannot remove the impression mm my mind. I won ? lor was it entirely by accident that it was written on S . viattliia?' day, from the epistle from which lie hart read in the services nf the ' hurch Let his habitation he deso late, and his Bhhoprick let another take." They did ?o They took the hiahopriok of our diocesan, and in he opinion of the standing committee there is ? vacan cy. What need, tnen, is thore for altering Hie canons' i say the Kpiscopal (unctions cannot lie wrested from the Bishop. I hold myself as owing no allegiance to any power hut the Episcopate, by whom I was accepted into this diocese If the committee persist in this amend merit, I shall hold myself hound to protest against it. II has hocn said that the committee has met the question lirectly I am perfectly willing to stand by tho ,,ec.islori of the convention, and with it say we have no Bishop. It the dlorose is vacant, the standing committee needs no instructions, for then work i? peilectly plain. No more do (hey require directions, if there is no vacancy, liyon can put into tho hands of tho committee the power- ol the individual Dolding the dim-ese, possess ityo. iselves. if roil do not, you rniuiot give it Now, as to the con sent oftlie Bishop as to what has been already done, it seems to me that to so speak is to make a distinction without n difference in fart. Who will say that an indi vidual claiming to he the diocesan ofthis diocese, would simply have contented himself with giving an endorse ment of the duties performed already, if he were net re strained by sum# power lrum doing so himself? Leek at the door you open The Bishop is decided r <??? <j u 2 ???'?" ,jj.". ,.s, i,..wS'j;r,bS}1.f" i,r^v.?!', WiiTvou'tMl m? 'rUl?'" ?f the Bl,h?I' while lire that is a disability?--SrT,?"n^who ?is locko,7'uj//,!' doctrine, of necessity in thi. Church? Are w.> ? tliat because there ha. been a necessity for interf.r. we are to adopt and perpetuate it? I it To Jh'sTo veution, whether uuy man can do ruhtiv un ? thing? Mr President, we must meet the question tX the living ilioce.au i. our dioce.au or not. 11 he i ! j}'?ab?l'ty can allow the standing couimitteo to as.'in I his power*. The case of di.ability is provided for Tt diocesan may obtuin aid from those competent hot he is .o disabled a. to be incompetent, this Cenventl, can give us an assistant. The gentleman says the stra,. Bishop ha. no right to come; hot we have a right to ?? him to come. 1 totally demur to that doctrine. It i< much as to .ay a man has not a right to do an uaiu thing, but I have a right to ask him to do it. I affirm t> proposition distinctly, that the dioce.e if without' Bishop; and I conclude that the standing commitiee pc ies.es the necessary powers of administration T gentleman Irom the Church of the Annunciation tel us that the manifesto of tho committee, to the edect th they had no such power, was sufflcient to save the Jiom the exercise of it. On the contrary, 1 think j makes it. exorcise more imperative en them. Let c me to the simple language df the canon; they aie > | cure on that foundation; and 1 tell you so long as tl i foundation last., I will consent to the erection of no e lice hut on it If the diocese is vacant, the standing oo mittee ha. ,ull power now; it they do not understand o be vacant, l!.e Convention can give them no power , * BU,)"t'tu<e for a Hying Bishop, and ofcurrvi on the duties of the diocese. Dr. Tyng'a lurther oil. vatians were to the same purpose. I BtanHW Jfl"'".?01'? arose and reoormmended that I ? e boaUowed to go on in the full i antIndnLnt a"J ^ al'") mov*d ,bc follow! ? " "V ,tb8 fin,t ameudinent ef the Resoluti from Dio^s ?" '/ ?nking outthe words " absen Horn Diocese, and in.ertiag the word "or" before d ability, thus making it read " in case of a vacancy iut Episcopate, of the inability or disabihty of the Bisho| Mr. SncNCLR here said that as one of the eomniitt. he had no right on their part to admit ef the prepo. amendment, hut that individually he had no sort of < Dr?\TrSv amendment was accordingly passed, ftn-i I i??AR 8aid *kat th? question wa? now men one of consistency. By an unanimous vote en Sattir.i haTlo 'TmM HStBn'U"K ' ommittee in what th Bad done, and that they now proceeded to make t hi canons correspond with the spirit and letter of th. lal arisen whT iaU 71,t wh,*ther na? other question h| fni V T he "en8?1 f'oiiveuiion had not ?r?r, J lor; ir there are, we must provide for tnem ,Ul., B I brought forward!1" <,ue,lion' ,ika t,"? ' I Mr. Du?r said that he h.d Hr.t supposed the Mnel StMhWaSi.t0.Cttrry1 0Ut lbe ?f t.aConvHo>i ; that they had aright to pass it was undoubted i'hu cu.il now declares that when required the Staeding Com I n!?. 1 ">'? ki Ud.b.it in na.ring this amol ' taken bvT !? * virtual gnog up ?I Ue'whele si.| taken by the Convention, and moreover lie opposed itl ?i ? 8r?und that it was unnecessary. I I :,hnJt ,1T\ said, l.bat ha hnd no conscientious scrup| t n ? ,h!!lcals"#" L wav0(| them dim the 29 ost of the ( huich, aud he could vole for thlsresolutr . without any doubt whatever He would not sacnJ I * : iurcb to the strictuess of oeuou law. f tkii MEntatn said that he did not feel that awe of ? ceil that clergymen did ; he would go for any measure! hMon"101*' and ,houW cheerfully vote for the rel .l.iv?h'?'V,ru',J,"s 1 ~^ylien th# clause passed on Ball .?' ? y.ur . . 8 calling in the aid of othorBish l . was justified, ho w as surprised at his being the only nl ative vote. Ho had not anticipated the coainiftee vol I against themselves, but he did expect frem seme of | laity a declaration that tho action oi the Standing Oil mittee wus not justified. He was lor lnw and order- r would obey the laws of the Church, but so long as'l have a body competent to enact and declare laws i question so nice a. this, he would not go by any ih alteredhlilf ?'h' ;Th? Pr8sent law >" wrong, let i| alteredj till theu expediency must not take the placJ interpretation oi canons. The question is, is this II ceso destitute of u Bishop or is it not 7 I think not ? 1 i?, tho action then is legal ; if otherwise, it is ill.J ? ou cannot get out of this dilemma, and 1 would il against the amendment. 1 sk?,?'"' 8aid. that they might pass all the reielutil wo l.aveT h- f Wh"" tlle (l,leHti0B corues up whet] Tl. l\ nP,?r ??'\n ?U laUl ,0 11,8 would ?n?ai, 1 a. lowly seat in tbi" a*semblyJ (l.n Lk?p .eas olTarly a* h8 could; he had spent rail thought on this subject and had no opinion ef hastvl said and th '"6 CnUOnl,?f tb? churcb ^Wh.! ri fbla .1S a "uhject must be settled hefere tl| did any thing else. On the deathiof Bishop Hobart 7 convention elected Bishop Onderdonk; what were conditions 1 hat a majority of tne convention and bisli I coiisonte, . Did they not consent I He reemvod the a f tolic trust, and he has rotained it. Tho Court ol Bisl! has not deposed him, and what right have we to take trust from them. The moment wo begin to read a ct and interpret it to mean what it does not, in what a <1 we place ourselves. Has it come to this that the ( venuoii ol Now 1 ork is the lir.t to say that canons m f ttins thVtTil ' C,"n0t be,ieve Jt 'fie bishep rttutn ni ii rs , co1,m,tte'? "ever have claimell rttuin ol it. 1 here ha. been much ? tillering talked c| j fhTrenif Th^'eTr85 T " ^mZrinl an'1 mortiflcatien One tbieg musi . .7.??" ??Miuiiciiuon une tUirtir m'lrttl wit hlih? I' ?r D? b'*bol'? and he thinks in his p ii?? v? ? Wn th8rc iK ?"e ia existence. ,Mr a!ka" wished the Chair to allow the n,,?, otuhat ?" 5th re"olut'o?. ai all the debato tui | i J".""*0- S.,,':!'rll:'"!si'l the principles were totally | tinct. Bur.'ly tno Commitiee had some credit lor a I l beTmiTn,lth""e,an .k0 (Jiil,not expeot such non.nn., V"ry proper!y m? " U'P Mal" Wa' I kev. C haiu.m Jones said that the present case analogous to that of a niQiiarc.lt whose insanity r,.o., adfaUe'n0, 1 wl.nir.h t">" 0 Bl*h,op,aod tho a.nen Iment pre,.o | was lor the purpose of allowing tno Convention ton, ?hie provision, and he trusted the resolution would vail. Kiiv. Mr. Vim-ox felt that this amendment wn es tially wrong. The point is whether we nave untlio to amend the canon It there tie a Bishop, tlie Hi:i ? Committee have not the authority; if shore is not. t had intrndod themselves into the otfloc. This is state of the case to a plain mind, untrained to the r tie* of law. (Laughter.) By the stand taken by Committee there is no vacancy, and yet a construe one. A parallel case had been stated in the civil I that if a Sheriff were imprisoned, the Coroner could i'oi him. Did the law say that if a Sharif!' were impri ed, the Coroner could act for hlra f The Revised Stat had made specific arrangement* lor the inattm, and Convention in like manner should await the action o supreme authority until i' had made n spcciif lsw 0 the subject. 'a tie Bishop and Church of Christ are d Ho Livened it to a marriage contract, when there d.voire like this, anl when parties have no cenneoti .'?>os the wife become a/em we tot'. Would gentler' i.li? t'ici.' wives uuder such situations to he eon?i i< single ? We ore bound by the canon and must refer aupremn authority, lie auimodrertei srith much f' ou the ir.Hiiilckto ol the Standing Coininitiee Tney i>.<y that the sentence of the court was invalid, u most liiat it was otily operative UBtil the rising of iiuit. Having declared this to he true sellout su ing tin* law of the case, they secoadly deo[A|^bat t are tim proper Kpiscopal authorities. luMj^^Mtai their former decision, arid than, lastly, call this same Bishop, whe they first said was IlishoPHw tei wards not a Bishop. He hoped thaConvention ?i reconsider their vote approving the coarse of the Nt, ing Committee as canonical, and that this amendmei the canon wo'thl not paae. Iter. Mr. Walton thought that innch oonfusion arisen, and in order t# avoid that,wished to pass a gp. to avoid all futuio difficulties. This Convention un louhtedly both the power and the right to pass s a canon. If the General Convention chose to pass subsequently, ours would have to give way. Mr. Sresctu said that in tins question ttiu extiemr opinion had to he met Uasne i us ibiyrsi '?< 'tis is in existence, on tlin other it ia ? 'iii there is a I. ? I absolute vacancy To suit tins stile of tti nga, vra '? adopt a medium of great fliei-rimi'iuii- atcltbi* ssa-i lie thought lay in adoptiug these r???l*trnn? i u ? who thinktiie Bishop is here I) sat iu la V and fact is. There ia no civil law here to eipound He is ho/a layrusn, and seeks not to expoiint Cue hoi) ?crip'u hut has a ight as a member to I uk at the Constats of this l)iece-e, and in doing this, we mean to ?at Bishop Oiulerdonk is a Bishop, although disqualified: nere is the pith of the matter, it we can explain the torence between disqualification und vacancy?we there may lie a Bishop, and that that Bishop ?u) be is elected ' qualified. In the case ot a sheriff who is elected h) there are certain cases in which they are Uisqueinir act, such hh where theii interests are involve I. ratal ship, Ac In these cases, though he is disqualified to isiibctiiue is pro ided, who steps n arid perforins specific duties society demands The oftlce thong not vacant, nor is another appointed Any code might attempt to provide for all the emergencies might occur would he so verbose, that it would ct confusion. What is the object inThe.e resolutionsf i every act of the Diocese must be performed, it must lie loft vacant. The gentleman proceeded at great lei to sustain these opinions. Dr Tavlor.?The committee in their report sar the Bishop is suspended ftem all ministerial luncti and the gentleman who preceded bim, Mr. flpencvi lists that the late Ri*hop is s'ill In fact and In law II up. He well knows that at the time the sentence pronounced, he stood aloue in bia views, which be t entertained end now holds on the subject, and be is i that there is a laijje body now prepared to go wi'h I that the Diocese is vacant. Gentlemen say that * an officer of the Army or Nevy of the United But* ?ii>ponded, it does nut follow that his commissior broke I will not compare officers of the army el n with those who belong to the church of the higk Ho But I will take gentlemen on their own ground; they ever hear ot a captain being suspended, and ship in consoguence laid up in ordinary? Ne, ane 'Rptain is appointed. Recollect, when the |>eoph Pennsylvania, some years ago, were in greet emhart Tie*nt as to whom they should appoint as assistant Hi"' irid when lawyers deal with nny subject, they const it in their own way, hut it is difficult tor lawyers toe* Into the question of the itMn* right of Bishops. (Lao tor) I do believe if the Convention take the hi ground, that every insn understands tho Knglisb gunge, there would no difficulty in coming to ? resul; Jisn. C Srrxcrs calls for the reading of the > - lading of the aenle ifthe Bishop which the Secretary rend, and after , words, Doct Tinea said that in the soutane 01 Bishop of Pennsylvania there wis not e word ssid its .??sponsion, hecen-u the Bishop had resigned A Mmni a v?id he would not vote for the resolntS heroine lie believed the Diocese to be reran! au I w itl| a Bishop Dr. AsrHox would vote against the amendment, cause lie tiiought it was unnecessary, as he consuls the Diocese vacant. The President then road the amendment, which I follows niter the words " in ?*<? uf e recency in1

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