Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 19, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 19, 1836 Page 2
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1 3B Si Ha, & (XC FRIDAY MORNING, FED. 19. 5TT Have the several towns in lliis coun ty made arrangements to bo represented in tho convention on Wednesday next? If not, we would again urge upon tliom tho importance of" immediate action. Let eve ry town bu represented by ono or moro delegates, NO WAR. We publish to-day the President's Mes sage announcing his acceptance of the me diation of England, and also the speech of the French King, at llio opening of the Chambers, in which the same mediation is accepted on the part of France. At the time of making this communication the President's first message had not been re ceived at Paris. Subsequent dates however announce its arrival, and give us the views of tho French government, from which it seems thai no mediation is required. Tho Message is tho all important subject of remark, both in England and France. This document reached Paris by tho quickest expresses, via London and Havre, on the first day of tho year, three days after the Speech of the King to the Chambers and the Peers. All the Paris Journals, apeak in the strongest possiblo manner of its pacific character. They one and all agree that tho difficulties between the 4 wo countries will be settled, and that peace ill bu pre served. The French Government,howcver, have not taken any measures in relation to it. Neither the Chambers nor tho Peers, it is staled, can take any step, as tho affair is altogether one of diplomicy with the ministers; and neither House can discuss the subject until called upon to do so. In the Address of the Peers on tho 1st of Jan. is the following: 'Your Majesty has accepted llio friendly mediation offered by iho Kin; of Gieat Urilain, on the occ.i ftion of the difficulties which have arisen withicgard lo the execution of ilieiifiaty of (lie 4ih nf July "villi the United States of America. Your Afajesly has also di.plaved llio justice and good faith ufjour policy, and expressed your desire of iccinjj liioso difficultes tet minaled in a manner lionur.iblo for two nation. An important document recently pub. lithed lead to si hope that litis desire will be f pee dily realized." The goverment appear to have been silent as to what course they would pursue, whether to pay the indemnity at once or wait until the result of llio mediation ia known. Galign.ini'i .Messenger of the Oth rays : "Il was rumored on 'Chanje. yesterday, that the Addiess Committee o( the Deputies will pioposcj to the Chamber lo declare itself satisfied with the explanation rontained in President Jackson's 1 .Message, hik! that, on ils side, the Ministry will j iinnouncc tin intention nf paying iinniodiaiclvlhc 23 millions, with the inteiesi due, an I of th-nikinj England for her offer of meJiatiou, hoactforth be-1 come useless, as their will no lunjer bo any thins in dispute." On the day before jeslerd iv Af. de Broglie said lo some of the Deputies : IKenuw consider the affair of the United States settled Wo think the Chamber will be of the sjme opinion, when the .address is under discussion. This question may now be considered as settled, unless, indeed, Gen. Jackson should insist on thrashing "Monsieur" for insinua ting that he has made an apology! in which there would bo about the same propriety as in the uriginal demand of France. The Journal des Debats, tho official, insists the inesssoge is a formal apology, and says, that public opinion in tho United States will construe this message into an apology, and that all our citizens "will be delighted " on learning the efforts made by his friends "and particularly Mr. Van Buuen, to " induce that inflexible old gentleman lo de "till from his menacing attitude, andor the "first time in his life to retreat after he had "audaciously put himself forward." Small favors gratefully recoived ! U. S. B ank. Wc mentioned sometime einco that a bill was before tho Pennsylva nia Legislature to incorporate the Hank of tho United States at tho expiration of its present charter, as a state institution. The bill has since passed the House by a majority of 57 !o 28, and been ord.erdd to a third reading in tho Senate by a majority of 22 to II- There remains no doubt of its final pissago. Tho title of the bill is : "to repeal the Biato tax on real and personal property, to recharter the Bank of tho U Stales for thirty years, with a capital of Ihitly.fivo millions, and to make appropria tions to canals, railroads, turnpikes, &c.J' By this bill the present stockholders are incorporated for the amount they now hold, twenty-eight millions, and new script is to be issued for the sevon millions now owned by the government. Aa a bnnus for this chartor, the bank pays the stale $4,600,000, to bo appropriated to objects of education and internal improvements. This new turn in affairs of tho bank has produced great consternation among tho party backs at Washington, and every means has been resorted to to defeat the measure. Van Bnren implores, "for God'i sake, donl ."' Kendall says, "do, if you dare !" and tho old Romsn swears under his own frank, "By the Eternal, " But all in vain. Pennsylvania has set up on her own hook, and she is no longer at the command of the Kitchen Cabinet or the Albany Regency. Tho Bank, in the meantime, "calm as a summer's morning," :s pursuing the even tenor of its way clos ing up its old affairs in a manner to extort praise even from its enemies. On the 4th 1' Mnrch n5Xt il WH 8lip inl ils ,low char' : tut ujr u jiubua du uuiiu ua in ji; dcuivuij felt, except in the increased confidence it will give lo business operations; and wo doubt not will continue to " regulate the currency" long afier Gen. Jackson and his advisers liavo ceased lu tamper wilh tho government. Several of tho leading men of tho Jack son party have avowed themselves in favor of tho bill, among thorn Dr. Burden, Mr. Dickey and Penrose. The correspondent of the Philadelphia Daily Advertiser says ; Mr. Penrose showed himself trulv a l'cnnsvltani. nu in feeling throughout the course of his rem.iiks, lie alluded to seeial of tho .Stales bale chartered banks wilh I. ngo capitals, and no foreign influence in opposition wa in mifc'lcd, but here, in Pennsylvania anil on this bank, no steps could be taken, without denunciations fiom head ipiailcrs. The 'gicat "(ilnlm' itself," it is said, was out upon senators in this stale, and foiti.iile them lo dinner any bank in which the stockholder of the United Stales Bank ucio iiitctcsted. lie despised such influence. The following is a sketch of Mr Burden's speech on this occasion, given in the U. S. Gazette. Mr Burden rose, with n smilo on his countenance anil oppu-ed it in a masterly manner, in n speech of some length. I cannot attempt to give you any tiling like a lair lepoit or Ins speech, hut among other pretty stories he told, the follow ing oia ie. member, "jlr. Sneaker, those members who oiv poso tho U.S Dank as a state institution, because Hie people disapiirob.ilcd the ch.iilcr of the U. h. Bank as a nation il institution, icmind tnc of llio inkers horse. A ipiakcr riding along a road, found his passage obstiuctcd by a fence: he turned out and by making a small cicuil passed the obstruc tion. A year afterwards ho was travelling the same road on the same horse, and on coming to the spot bcfoic obstructed but now unobstructed, the Jtoisc turned out as be b id none bcfoic. "Ver l v horse, said the (maker, thou hast a good memo ry but a ery poor judgment, lie said a huge meeting had been held in Philadelphia, and a com mittee appointed lo come up heie to instruct him. lint two hoscver, ot tins committee had made their appearance, and they relumed to their homes, con erls to the hill. Piunter's Convention. Wo fully con cur in the proposition of neighbor Stone, for a convention of Printers, and will fur ther suggest that it be hotden immediately. Under any circumstances the measure would be proper, and at the present time, it strikes us as a very necessary one. There are certain radical errors connected with tho business of newspaper publishing in this Stale, which arc operating very much lo the disadvantage of the public, and to the ruin of publishers. Those errors can not be corrected by isolated exertions of any individual, but would bo very soon overcome by the united action of the whole craft. It is, wo believe, universally admit ted that no class of men are rewarded for their labors with more kicks and fewer copers, than printers. Wo are fully of the opinion, howover, that wore wo to receive our just proportion of the laticr coin, wcr should be Ies3 annoyed with tho former. Many a caged lion has had his beard plucked by whipsters, who would faint at the sight ofa jungle. We publish in another column ait inter esting article on tho management of green house plants, to which we invite the atten tion of our fair readers. If the country patronage to the city pa pers is so extensive that the mails aro over loaded, let Congress pass a law abolishing postage on all newepapers circulated in the counties whore Ihey are printed, anil tho evil will toon be remedied country establishments will become more respecta ble, more people will subscribe for news papers, and of course the body polotic will bo better informed, and the large mails but little incommoded by the arrangement. liuffalo Patriot. Wo have long boon of tho opinion that tho tariff of postage on newspapors needed revision, and wo doubt not every country printer's experience has led him to tho samo conclusion. It ever has been, as il should be t, lie policy of Government in tho management of thu Post Office to afford every facility to the free circulation of gen eral information, as is manifest by the fa cilities afforded to publishers, by way of exchanges, and the very moderate tax on foreign papers. But justice to country printers, whoso patronage is necessarily lu cal, requires a reduction of the tax on local circulation that shall place them on some equalitv with their city neighbors. As tho law now stands, the country printer is tax ed for tho benefit of tho city publisher. For instance our paper has to pay one cent a sheet for even a single mile's trunsporta tion in the mail, while the N. York Courier & F.nquircr, which is more than double the bulk, may bo sent to any place in the Stnto for the same sum, and to any part of thu U. States for one cent and a half. There is cort'ainly no equality in this arrangement and the discrimination is in favor of that class who aro most able lo bear their own burdens. Wo do not nsk that newspapers should go fa'c; but that l liny should bo al lowed to circulate in the counties where they arc published at a lower rate say, ono half that now taxed. Were this tho case, wo havn no doubt that the revenue front this item would ho greatly increased, as the number of papers mailed would bo three times what it now it; and as thev would generally go into the small mails, which are now literally empty, tJiere would bo no increased burden or expense (o the government. In earlier days, the swift. winged messen ger, with frosted locks and foaming steed, found almost every hamlet in tho surround ing country; and what old man lias forgot- ten the thrill of jny which ho woko from his reverie, as tho m irry post-boy 's horn proclaimed, "News, from all nations !' But alas! "Othello's occupation's gono.'' Tho post.boy has been driven from tho field by the mail-coach, which has monopolized the other business on t lie routes, and lat terly stage-drivers aro not permitted to carry papers nt all. Under these ci rcti in stances, wo foci warranted in risking the action oftho guvornincnt in behalf of coun try printers and their patrons, by abating a portion uf tho present very disproportion ate tax on local circulation. Will our Re proiontatives in Congress bring this subject up ? Death of Hon. Dexison Smith. It Is wilh legrot that wo learn the decease of Hon. Deni'on Smith, who died at his rcidi nic in I!. inn on Sun day of las; week. For e nnr-time Mr. Smith has Ik en laboring iindei'lhat disease so common and to fatal in this climate. Mm consumption, lie was able, however, if wo mistake not, to intend the last lerin of the county court, both in this county and Orange. For die last thirty jeirs Mr. Smith has been nctiirly engaged in his profe.-fiou as a lawjei; as u member of I lie bar, his irpulatiun was high and ns a public officer, and a cilieo, lie h,i en. joyed in no common ilegicc llio confidence uud es teem of the community in which he lived. In con nexion with Ids death wo h ue. heard il lem.ukcil, that Mr Smith is llio third member of tho liar win has decensoJ fincn ihe December leim of Or.umc County Court, nil of whom were present at that Court. Mr. I! of Ncwbiny, anil Sir. Washburn of Randolph weio the oilier two, both ofwhoiti died in January. Watchman, Tho Spy in Washington, under date of Jan, 10, says : Apprehensions were entertained tint the Geek Indians might unite ilieir forces with the Se.ninoics in the picsent contest with the Unite I States. Most fortunately the late-t advices from the seat of war do not lend lo confirm the-e fens. A few wanderers and outcasts may, peihips, In f.un I in the canip of ilioeneinj; but tho body of the ii.iuuii it is ueiiccu win remain in peace. .Vliices have been received at I tic War Iminl, fiom Gen. Scott, Fiom the tenor uf ilieso advice., li is evident that the force of the Indians has bum great ly imucrintcu. II is in u tjov. irlhidie oi'Souih Carolina has icconimendcd lo thcGeiiural lo ineie.i-e his foici- to live thousand men. Thioit-h a not her channel iiifoini itiua h is been received from Fort Drain. li-l nil about 30 miles fiom Foil King, as I no as tho 22d January. Theso letters state that the Indians arc amply supplied wilh munition' of war and provisions. Thev. id I lliat thev hid il liven neai ly 3,000 head of cattle into the swamps in the inlcriur That popular ooininii estimated their force, lit lo tako tliu field, consisting of Indians and negroes, at 2000 men : and It is believed that thev are at le.i'l 1200 snoag. It mat lie lecolleo. the Sciniiioles nienot now whit they were in 1310 wneu uen. jacKSon loiigui itieni. Tliey were then, indeed, savages, with tint little or no knowledge of civili.ed waifaie. l'hcv uio now a dificiciit Their inieicouise with the whites has only reudeiod them mom sag ici.nis and tub nit in eluding- their cne.av, hut fir nioic capable of defending themselves, and inoie piovident as lo ,-uiiiiiigeiicics -against vvnicii uiey are to guaitl. Sr.AvEuv. This vexed question has at length boon put to res' in the House, by tho adoption ul the fulbwtng resolution, introduced by .Mr Pickney, ol Snub Caro ltHn IT- r-i! i , uiiu. mr 1,11 i inn inj Riayej a report on the samo subject in the Senate, which is said to be; a very able production. Resolved, That tTil llio memorials which nave ueen ollorctl, or may Itercafior bo presented tn Hits lionsj, praying fur ibo abolition of slavery in tho District of Colum bia, and aUn the resolution-) offered by an nnnuraoio momuer irom .watne, (.Mr Jarvis) wiui uiu ameumenm incrcio. proposed, by an honorable member from virmmn. f.Mr Wise) and every other paper or proposition that may bo submitted in relation lo that subject, bo relerrcd to a select committee. wilh intstructinn-i to report that Congress possesses no authority to inturloru in any way with the institution of siavcry in any ot the stales oftlns confede racy. And that, in the opinion of thh il r .. i - . . . iiuuou, lyungruss ongiii not to interfere in any way with slavery in the District of Uoltimbta, becuse it would bo a violation of lite public laitli, unwise, impolitic, and dan gcrotis to Uiu Union. Assigning bucIi reasons for Ihes; conclusions as in tho judgment of the committee may bo best catciii.neii to onngiiien Mm public mind, to repress agitation, tu allay excitement, to sustain and preserve the just rights of the slave-holding states. & of thu people of this district, ami to re establish harmony and tranquility amongst tho various sections oftiie U ti ton. A Michigan prper "blacklists" ono of its pa'rons in tho following manner: UEspic.uir,E.--Thu Ifmoralite C. C. Hascall, refuses to pay us fur tickets and ...I...... .. ....... I 7... I.:. ' I... i. . , ...pv;io pimmi, uij his urucr tor nis elect ton comment on such meanness are quite unnecessary. Tin: CtMirni,. Too Washington cor. respondent of the Now York American writes, The Capitol, by tho merest accident, was saved from destruction by that element, ... I. ml. I. I I . , viiiv,ii una u rruuttiiy nun your city III ruins. A fire flue had been" choked up, which communicated lo somo wood work and set it on 'ire. Thoro had been an tin usual qtianty of documents lo bo made up, which delayed the packers until after six o'clock this evening, owing to which as the fire wa then discovored by one of them to bo checked tho beauitful buildmo- yet rears itself on high. Extract from a speech, delivered in the United States Senate, by Mr. Grundy, of Tennessee, eomo yeais ago, "If ever tho liberties nf America aro lost, tho last great battle will bo fought upon this iloor in all tune to come, hero will bo found some American Cains, who will bo ready to say with lite good old patriot Ro man, wo will hold on in it and liirht tn th last- Heaven and earth bhall "witness if America must tail, that wo arc innocent. Yes. Mr. I'ri'sttlent, when the goddess of Lybotty shall find no resting placo in tho executive mansion when thu spirit of an archy or despotism shall expel her from the olhcrcud nf this cttpitol, she will still linger in and about this chamber, unwilling to bo gone, and when compelled to take her final flight from our land, the last impress ol lif r feot will bo on ihu tup of that canopy which overshadows the American Senate.' FHOM WASHINGTON. For two divs there Ins been a warm discussion in (lie lisu-e, on an llcm of tlie bill, appropiialiiig reruiii specified funis for lepairs, improvements, Me. nt 1 lie several navy yaids, I o-ilay nr. wise, n member of the navy coinniiiteo oppn-cd the up- pi npi i,il inn. In the Coiii 'o of Ins lenl n ks he slated lliat tins money was icipiuc.t on tne peace cti.ui hhment ; and ihen s lid that heiosn for the puipose of cnniiniinicaling a fart, not known lo the hou-c. I'lial lli'-ro was now before thu committee, a recom- mendaiion f;om the navy department. Jibe contents of which would ho rcpoitcd us soon as the elnir mill hail an oonoitnniiv. That the hill under con sideration was picdicalcil upon information obtain oil at Ilie commencement ol llio ecsioii, unit Willi a ic vv to i lie ncaco cstabli'liaicni. That llio extra sum icnuircd lor ilieiiavv, by an estimate from the a- .. - r n. iii-p iniiieiii, w as upwams Ol six iimtiun hundred thousand dullais. Washington, Fob 10. In tho Senate to-day, Benton's resolu tion for disposing of the surplus revenue was again under discussion. Mr Brown of North Carolina spoke in favor of it in his usual stylo of Bombast and insipidity. A few moro such speeches would effectually destroy all chances of s ucccss. which may now bo attached to the proposed measure. MrEwtng of Ohio made some observations upon tho subject before tho Senate. Ho was disposed in go as far as any gentle man in voting appropriations for tho de fence oftho Country, but wished first to learn from tho proper source what was wanted. "Lot tho President," said he, "send us word what is necessary for these purposes, and I am ready to vote the money; but, after having done this much, I am not disposed to go for a resolution contempla ting tho appropriation of a surplus lo tho samo objects. Tho wants of this govern ment were not to be measured either by a surplus or a deficiency. Whatever its wants wore, tho Country had tho means to supply them, if the Treasury wore deficient, and more than was necessary ought not to i) j applied, even when there was a surplus. The surplus, therefore, ought to have noth ing to do with the object of placing our national defences on a proper footing." He had another objection to the resolution. Its object was to get clear of the surplus revenue. It was not for the army or navy, but purely to git rid oftho money. What then would il ask of the Executive' Why, to apply tho money to the fortifications, the army, navy, &e.; and the faster it was ap plied the better. After a few remarks from Mr. Webster corroboratory of his views expressed on a former occasion, Mr Pres ton obtained the floor and offered an amend (limit to the resolution, striking out all after tho word resolved, and inserting "ilmt luitable appropriations b o inudo for fortifi cations," or words to that effect. Mr Pres ton wished tu postpone tho subject till Monday, and made a motion to that effect Mr Webster objected to lite postponement and the motion was not carried. Mr Wright of N. York has the floor to-morrow upon this question. Washinoton, Feb. 11. An unusual incident occurred in tho House Many of tho Western mom bers look with feelings of oxtremo watch fulness not to say jealousy, upon all appro pri.iliot)3 lor seaboard worlts. in somo observations which fell from Mr. Hardin, of Ky. yesterday on the subject of thoso ordinary appropriations, ho was understood to make use of somo language conveying the idci tiial the public money was squan dered upon tho Atlantic seaboard, and at tributed the appropriations lo a sectional fouling which operated against tho west. To-day, Mr Cashing, of Ma-.--., adverted to tho observation, for tho purpose, he said, of giving it the just rebuke which it merit ed, and of repelling the imputation with scorn, lie recurred to tho time when the West had no existence, and said that but for the blood that was poured forth and tho patriotism which was exhibited by the ori ginal states in llio war of the revolution, tho West would never have existeJ as a portion oftho United States. Mr Hardin, always capable but always rough, replied lo Mr Cushing. Ho likened that gentleman to ono of old Homer's ho roes. " the great Tydides, Tydeus' sou," and quoted ill application tho lines which I cannot exactly call to memory, but which run in this fashion "Dire was the charge, and dreadful from afar, When great Tjdides thundeicd in the war," Mr II. dented having made any attack upon Mr C, called htm the Now England warriir, asked him if he thought men from tho west camo horo to bo insjltod, and charged him with delivering ready made speeches, cut lo order. Ho said that if Mr C. had intended to insinuate that thecourso ho .Mr IL had taken as to the appropria tion, was with a view to gain a little mush roon popularity, ho repelled tho insinuation as a base and unfounded calumny, known to bo such by him who uiiorcd it. Ho ro plied to Mr C.'s remark in relation to the cxistenco of tho West said that tho men oftho West wero not indebted to tboiblood and patriotism of Massachusetts for-exist-enco that they wero indebted lo their own blood, their own patriotism and their own treasure, and ho himself was tho represen tative of souls which ho verily believed God intended lo save beloro they came into tho world. Tho only part of llio western population which was not wanted there, was that which camo from llio same section of the country ac llio gcntlaniao from Mas. sachusetts, tho nutmeg population, were the only refuse part oftho western people A Hash of lightning descending upon llio walls of the Capittil would not have astnn shed him more than this unexpected attack from the immortal Diomed of Now Eng land. Mr. CiishinL' replied in energetic terms. He asserted. thatMr. Hardin hail not touch cd tho point on which tho original observa tion had been made, but had gono out ol Ins path to heap upon him a scries ol uncx peeled and insolent expressions, in regard lo his manner and his motives. His man ner was such as God had given turn he made it not and the gentleman from Ken tucky was himself a living instance I hat lltnro was more than one individual in ilia l House whoso manner was peculiar. Af that gentleman had alluded to Homer, Mr. C. Would do so likewise, and would say that ho regretted lo seo a gentleman pos sessing neither tho courage nf Achilles for the fight, nor tho wisdom of Ulysses for the council, but with the grey hairs of Nestor upon his head playing in this House tho part of llio snarling Thcrsite--. At the close ol tnu last sentence tnectap ping of hands in the Southern gallery, was distinctly heard. Mr. iJend submitted a motion, that tho galleries bo cleared but withdrew it, in tho hope that the individual who had been guilly of lilts insult to the Ilntiso miaht tako warning from tnc motion and never again be guilty of a similar in discretion. Tho Committer1 rose and re ported tn tho House and Mr, Hannegan then renewed tho motion to clear tho'south gallary; but remarked -'that ho did not wish to embrace tho ladies.,' At this ab stemious declaration, tho roars nf laughter were so loud and long that it was impos sible any thing could be hoard for some time. The galleries were finally ordered to bo cleared, but alas, there remained only seven or fight individuals, ono of whom was an old woman, whoso aboriginal no lions of decorum seemed to be much disar ranged by ibis arbitrary method of gelling her into tho street: for I left her in a very animated colloquy with the officers of the House, and, a3 I thought, disposed lo tight it out with thorn. H. Nothing, in its way, could well bo mire severe, or moro just, than tho following no tico of Mr. Catnbroleng's resent speech, by the National Gazette. 'The speech of the honorable Chairman of tho Cointntltoo of Ways and Means, mule lo prove thai Ins withers are unwrun?. lias boon printed in extendi, hut like a good many other things in this world, il promises moru thin it perlornis. Kcgrel may well bo experienced that more attention is not paid by orators to the sajc remarks of Dr. Johnson'.- Ghost in bis Rejected Address: "Parturient mountains have erenow pioduced muscipular abortions, and the auditor who compares incipcnt dure with final insignificance, is reminded of the pious hawkers of Constantinople, who solemnly pcraniuulato her streets, exclaiming, 'Inthonamo of Ihu Prophet figs-'" Ifthis were always homo in mind, the annunciation of Jupiter's thunder would nolso frequently i . r-ii....l !... ,i i: (' 1 ,.i , uu ioiiuvvuu uy i nu jiiigiuii; u jew s narp. The speech is redolent as it were, of tho ox- quisilo poinpousnessof ''a bile groat man,'' whom llio forluno of tho political lottery bis invested with a brief importance which ho modestly ascribes altogether lo his superlalivo merits. 1 ho orator disdnns, in llio tnol magnificent style, lo engage in a conflict willt .Mr. Wise, whom he considers altogether un worthy to (eel the weight of his mighty arm. "He flies at higher game." Alas I ever sinco the pctiod that the luckless eagle, towering in bis pride of place, was hawk'd at and kill ed, through some unaccountable chance, by a particular species of ornithological, there has been no end to attempts ofa similar description. An old poet, however, Ins fur nislicd a tbemo toevery aspirant ol the kind, which it is well ho should possess Thy climbing thn'ts this comfort lako withal 1 hat if it be Ihy loul disgrace to slide, Thy bravo attempt shall yel o.vcuso thy fall. TIIH INDIAN WAIt. The Southern mail brought us yesterday mi tiirtnor intelligence irom u imp King An i xprcss has arrived at Monttcello in Florida with intelligence that there bad been hard fighting at that post, but the resuit wis not known. A loitorfrotii Mun ticello doled Jan. 2-lth i-avs: "Il pains mo to inform' you, that there can now no no longer a doubt, that tin Creek Indians are actintrwilh tho Senium les. The untied forces of these savages cannot bu less then 3500 warriors. Trnnn nro assembling from Georgia aloti" llio line that divides that Slate and the Territory but as yel tho number is too small even for their own protection; and I should not b surprised to hear, that to some of the: detachments a like fate should coiiip. i ha-, to the unfortunate, but gallant Dad and his command To tho South and Ei of us, tho Indians are commiitin?: horribl outrages. Up to the Suwannee river, ex cept one or two small fortifications, thev have absolute control. Below that nvur Col. Ktcliard C. Parish, with nbont 200 volunteers from Middle Florida, is gallantl righting every inch of ground. On the buwannee, wo have 3 or 4 coniDanios sta Honed, who have had some fighting, and have so far maintained their ground", with somo loss of hfe. On tho 2Cth and 27th instant, they will bo reinforced by about COO iiuiii milium r mriua. vo want arms most sadly. Our savago foe arc supplied infinitely better than wo arc. both with arms and ammunition. Thoso ordered from Augusta cannot reach us boforo tho 3d or 4th of the next month. And, 1 fear, unless great prudenc is used, thev may bo intnr cepteil. Wo learn this moment, that on the 19th nnd 201 h there was hard fightim; near !.!.. v.... I. " . i-i v. mil;, uui mo ruduil was not Known. This is brought by express, with order that our t roups marcil as soon as practicable, for San Pedro, near the Suwannee. It is staled, that the Indians have penetrated to the west of thu Suwannee, this I do not credit, but if true, thoy aro in tho rearol somo of our troops, who may bo cut ofT," Important iuom the fab. West. The Arkansas Gazette oftho 12th nit. contains tho following important iters of intelligence which it is stated may bo relied on as sub stantially correct: "By intelligence from an authentic source wa understand that the Comanches have torn up the treaty recently entered into with the Commissioners on the part of the United Stntcs. They havo assigned many causes for this proceeding, nrnong which arc, the delay of time in mooting them in council, tho scanty subsistence furuished litem during their council, and the penurious disposition manifested by tho government agents in distributing presents, &c. It is confidently believed that unices somo more judicious and energetic measures nro adopt ed by our government, to secure tho peace ond friendship of these dissatisfied and al most untamable people, wo may expect border warp, and continued hostilities, both upon the lives and property of our adven turous citizens, who aro extending their commerce nnd intercourse beyond the boun daries of their own country. Il is reported also, that these same Camancbes havo re cently invaded the frontier of Texas, killed a numbor oftho inhabitants, and have now in their posession two boys as prisoners, who are native-born citizens of the United States, and who bad emigrated to Texas, They appear to manifest no fear of the whites, and havo no idea of their power or extent nf country. They havo expressed themselves ns considering ti) whites lo be subjects oftho friendly Indians, whom they consider tho most powi'tful and tho most to be dreaded, in ca-n of actual hostilites. FRENCH KING'S SPEECH. "fienllemen of the Chambers of Peers and De puties, In seeinj you once mote assembled around tne, I am happy lo lie able lo congratulate myself and you on the situation of our country. Its pros perity incre i?es d lily; its internal tranquillity seems to be henceforth bevond the reach of attack, and secures ils power abroad. " Hie measiiics wliicn yon noopien in your last session have attained the object vv (licit we proposed in concert with each oilier: Uiey line consoliil.ucil public order and the institutions of the country. .ill exp-;uuiun uii.ieri-mcii iui uiu bi ... uv ui uui African possessions Imb been carried on and hroujht to a close in such a in inner as became the honor of France. I h ue seen with emotion the eldest of my race partaking the fatigues and dangers ofour braye soldiers, "I hayo reason to eonralul ite myself on the slate of our relations with the Kuropean Powers. Oar intimate union with Great Britain becomes daily moro close, and eieiy thinj inspires mo willi confidence tint the peace wlncli we enjoy will not he interrupted. .My Uovcrnineiit lias continued on I lie apanifli fioniier to take such nie.isiiics as were best fitted lor the faithful Accomplishment of the clauses of the treaty fir the CSih of A pi it, 1S34. I en tertain I lie most ardent wishes for the internal pacifiV.ition of the peninsula, and for (lie consolida tion oflhellirone of Uueen luiliella II. "I rejret lb it the tieatvofihe 4th uf July. 1531, with the United I Stales of America should not vet Il no icceiied in c.ompleie execution. The Kin? of Gieat Britain Ins offered lo me and to the United Stales his friendlv mediatiuii. I hale ac cepted it; and you will hare in my desite that this inherence should terminite Ina in inner equally honorable o the two great nations. " I fie state of the finances is s it isl.ictorv. rue public revenue by the sole effect of lite general pro-peiity. The liwsof finance will be presented in a few days to the Clumber of Depu ties. "The laws which hive already been annoanced. or pre-'ented toon, will aUobe submitted to your examination, as well as iho-e which were reserved for the dchbfinlitin of the piesent sessions. 'I mist, iienlle men, tin- moment m come for Fiance to g.iiher I tie fruits of her prudence and her courage, l.nlighleneil hy iliep.m, lot us profit by experience so dearly arrpiiied : let ns apply our selves to calm the passions, lo perfect our laws. to protect by judicious measuies, all the intcre-ii ofa nation, which, after so many storms, presents tothe civilized world llio salutary example of a noble moderation the sole pledge of dm.ible suc cess. The cam of its reno-e, ofits liberty, of its randeur, is mv first duly; its It limbless will he my dearest recompense." PRESIDENT'S .MESSAGE To the Senate and House of Representatives: Tito Giiv.'rnmeni nf Gri-nt Britain lias ofored its nuM'tatton for tho adjustment ol" the dispute between the Uniiid Sta es and trance. Cuetully guard r that point in the controversy, which, as it involves our honor and independence, admits of no coin promise; 1 havo cheerfully accepted the offer. Il will be obviously improper to re sort oven to tho mildest measures of a com pulsory character, until it is ascertained whether Prance has nceeptod the media tion. I therefore recommend a snsDensinn of all proceedings on that part of my niu?ii;rj ui uiu (.Jin ui January last which proposes n partial nun tntercorso with France. While we cannot loo highly appreciate the elevated and iliintereteii molives of tn,; offer of Great Britain, and have a just reliance upon the great influ enc! ol that power to restore iho relations! of ancient friendship between the United States nnd France, and know too, that our own pacific policy will bu strictly adhered to until tho national honor compels us to depart from it, wo shnu'd be insensible to tho exposed condition of our country, and forgot the lessons of experience, if wo ditl not efficiently and sedulously prepare for an adverse result. The peace of a na tion does not depend exclusively on its own will, nor upon the benificeul policy of neighboring Powers; and that nation which is found totally unprepared for llio exigeoctes and dangers of war, although it come without having given warnin" of ils approach, is criminally negligent of its honor and Us duty. I cannot too strongly repeat the rec m mendatton already made, to placo the sea board in a proper state for defence, ond promptly to provide the means for amply protecting our comtnerco. ANDREW JACKSON. Washington, Feb. 8, IB3G. Tf.xas. Gen. Huiton. Commander in Chief of tho Army of Texa3. has issued a proclamation, dated at Washington, Tex as. Dec. 12, in which he invites volunteers lo join tho army. Ho says that tho servi ces of 5000 volunteers will bo accepted. To those who will enlist for two years or during tho war, a bounty of g-M and 800 acres of land will be given -to those who volunteer for two years, a bounty of 6-10 acres, for one year 320 acres. Thoso who enlt.-t for a shorter period will receive libe ral pay and rations, and ihe rights of citizenship- Tho ability of performing these promises must of course depend upon the success of tho war. Female Economy A wifeworlh hating Who can beat MiV-Mrs. Alice Bradley, in the town of Perry, Genesee. Imsmado but. ter and chceso during the past year, for which she has received g71 -15. and had still on hand 40 pounds bei,ide. Tho whole proceeds wore derivod from two cows ; and during this time a family of ten permits have recoived their usual supply of milk, Sic. from tho same cows. Rochetter Dem.

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