Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 8, 1836, Page 1

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rre-T r r -'s 0xtt S$$ NOT THE GLORY OF C JE S A K ; BUT THE WELFARE OF ROME. BY H. B. STACY. FRIDAY, JULrY 8, 1836. VOL. XNo. 472. MY MOTHER'S VOICE. Mv mother's voice ! I hear it now, 1 feel her upon my brow, As when, in heart-felt joy, 'She mined her evening hymn of praise, And called down blessings oa the days Or her beloved boy. .My mother1! voice ! I hear it now, Her hand is on my burning brow, As that in e.irlv hour. When fever throbbed in nil my veim, And that kind hand first soothed my paint With heating power. My mother's voice t it sounds at when '"She read to me of holy men, The Patriarchs of old ; Andgaiing downward in mv face, 'She seemed each infant thought to trace My blue eyes told. It comes when llmujhu unhallowed tlirong, Woven in sweet deceptive song And whispers round by heart J As when at eve it rose on high, I hear ami think that she is nigh, And they depart. Though round my heart nil, all beside 1 lie voice of Friendship, Love, had diod ; Thai voire would linger there ; As when, soft pillowed on her breast, Its tones first hilled my infant rest, Or rose in prajer. THE DEATHBED. BY T. ROOD. We watched her bi ealhing through the night. Her breathing nofi and low, A in her Iikmh the wave of life. Kept heating to und fro. So silently we seemed to 'peak So slowly mmed about ! As us had lent her half our poweis To eke her living out ! 'Our verv hopes belied our fears, Our P-arsour hopes belied We thought her ding when she slept, And sleeping when she died ! 1'or when the m&rn came dim and sad And chill with early showers, Her quiet eelids closed she had Another morn than ours ! From tho Ladies Companion. THE CONFLAGRATION, Ah, Granger, my good fellow, how are vou?" exclaimed Ocorgo Itutsen to his friend, as llicy met one fine December day in Wall street. 'Every thing is settled, 'have spoken to the clergyman, and this evening you call the lovely Caroline ynura. What a lucky fellow you are every thing 'prosper with you ' 'Why, yes,' replied hi friend, cornpla cenlly; 'i hava nuihing l complain of my 'affairs are every thing I could wish.' 'Your ator-; is filled with hundreds of thousands worth of goods your new house is completely finished in the most costly manner, and to-night yuu will choose the 'chosen one of your heart ' 'Yes, it is true, and I wish all my friends were as well ofT as myself." Georgo sighed 'Oh. that I were as lucky a9 you, but I am one of the most un fortunate fellows alive. Every thing goes against me I have been unlucky in busi ness and in love. The sordid mother of my Julia not only refuses her sanction to my attachment to her daughter, but is using every endeavor to force hsrintua marriage with lhat old Selford, because he is'richV 'Well, well ! keen up your spirits, my poor George. They say fortune's wheel is always turning, and il you are at the bot tom, you are sure when it moves to go to the loo while at every change I must be ohsnged the deeper.' 'Perhaps so but good morning. The church will be lighted at 6even after the ceremony we shall repair to your house, where the supper I have ordered 1 hope will suit you.' 'Thank you you are a very efficient sroomsman. Good morning we meet at seven.' At the hcAir appointed, the bridal parly entered the church, and as Augustus uran ger led his lovely bride up the aisle, the friends assembled around the altar thought thev had seldom looked on a finer couple. Young Rutsen came next but he had iiol the felicity of walking with his Julia, as she was forced to enter by the side of her rich hut disagreeable lover. The ceremony over, the whole drove to the elegant man ion of the bridegroom. As he led his young wife into the brilliantly lighted rooms and piaceu nerona gazeo anxious. . Iv into her face, to mark the first impres eions of her new house. With a smile of oleasure Caroline danced around her: 'Augustus, vou have displayed much tasle in your furniture.' 'Do vou like it?' 'Indeed I do. Had I selected it myself I could not have been better suited) and see, Julia, there is a darling French work table in the next room, on purpose lor me; oh. we shall be so happv here !' Julia enjoyed her cousin's happiness but sighed lhat her own loved one had not such home to offer her. and then 6he would not be sacrificed to the ambitious views of her mother. Julia possessed a yielding, timid di.DObilion. and had not courage to will) stand her mother's arbitrary will, but accepted the attentions of the rich Selford although dovotedly ittached to young Kutceu. At nine, tho company began to aisemble and soon the rooms were graced with the elect few of the fashion and beauty of tho citv. The supper was pronounced com plete and hilarity and happiness reigned in the Hearts tit all. lluring a temporary iuii in Iho, conversation at tho table, tneaiarm ior.toll of the fire bell was hoard) and (be same time tho windows were shaken by a violent suit of wind. 'What a terrible night for a fire,' said Julia, 'I pity the poor creature who shall be turned out in this co'd weather.' 'Come, come cousin,' said Augustus, gaily, 'away with such chilling images. Here, take some Champaignc. No one must mar my wedding feast with such gloo my anticipations. Let the world go as it will, we will be happy here.' Tho sentiment found universal approba tlon and glasses were filled to tho happiness of the bride and groom. At that moment the door opened and a young man entered, who touched tho shoulder of tho groom, and retreating to the other end of the room, beckoned him to follow. Granger, aston ished at the interruption would havo rofus ed, but there was something so appaling in the pale face and disordered dress of tho young man whom he recognized as his head clerk, that he arose and was soon engaged in a low but animated conversation. In a few momenta after he beckoned to Selford and Ruisen, who immediately left the room in great haste. By d'Tcca nil tho gentle men hail gathered in a group- Something extremely agitating seemed to bo going for. ward, end tho cheek ol the brine biancncu. A stillness reigned over the table which had so lately echoed to their ga'ety. The tolling of the bells and tho tumult in the street became louder. Tho gentlemen had near ly all left the room, when tho door again opened, and one of them reto'iied. 'Come, Granger,' said ho, 'you havo not a moment to lose, if you would save your papers. Half the town ison fire! So dread, ful a sight I have never seen: where it will end, heaven only knows.' Augustus approached the bride his lips quivered with emotion but he struggled for composure. 'My love 1 mint leave you even on my bridal night, if I would save you from ruin my all is at slake ! But keep up your courage, and I hope to re turn ere long." 'So soon to part' she exclairn:d, and for a moment the head of the bride sank on her husband's shoulderi--; but rai-tng herself, she added, 'away deare.-l, yuu will find tne worthy of you; whatever happens I will bear it with fortitude.' He sprang from tho room followed by the remainder of the gentlemen, and the bride eat surrounded by her friends, hour after hour, awaiting their return. At last one arrived. His accounts of the tremend ous conflagration, and destruction of valu able goods trodden under foot, made them sick at heart. 'Thank heaven,' ho said, my store is out of danger. If it were not, I should be a poor man, indeed ; but 1 have lacked it up and here is the key.' He had scarcely finished when a servant pened tho door, followed by a gentleman. Mr. Allerton, he observed, 'I am comtnis ioned by the mayor to request the key of your store tor the purpose ol blowing it up, as that is the only means which can lie used to 6! on tho raging clement, which is devouring the city. Engines are of no use, the hoso lays like t frozen serpent on the ground.' Mr. Allerton gazed a few moments on his wife and daughters: but the next hand ed the key to the gentleman j 'It is fur the good of the community. All I am worth in the world is in lhat store.' Sir, you act like a Christian, and doubt less will receive your reward.' 'Come wife, cotnu girls, continued Mr. Allerton, when the gentleman had depart ed, let us go and take one more look at your home heaven only knows how long it will be ours.' Tho carriages of the other guests soon after arriving, they all departed, and left Julia and Caroline alone. Mid.iight had passed, and for two dreary hours after, they were wandering trom window to window, in hopes of seeing Mr. Granger return. not it seemed to them as u mo world was on fire, and they were alone left to strug gle with the devouring element. The heavens wern illuminated. Lurid clouds loaded with flakes of fire, were passing in ccfsaniiy ovor tne city, while vast masses of flamo were springing up to the heavens, and goods were piled up in tho street, and confusion reigned over all. Occasionally an explosion snooK me house to its very centre, and sent them trembling to each other's arms. Two more hours pacsedover; Caroline at last heard her husband's foot He entered but oh, how different from the elegantly dressed, the confidont and happy oriuerrruuiu ui wic evening : My poor Augustus !' exclaimed Caroline throwing her arms round his neck. He heeded her not but stood gazing into the fire, an image of calm despair. 'Caroline,' caid he in a low nnd sad tone 1 am a ruined man ! Four hours ,agn I was wortii half a million : now not a cent My fine store and rich goods are reduced to ashes, and the men who owed me aro in volved in the rvidjh-'slruclion ; and what is worse, I have ruirie3 you. Oh! it is that which rends my .heart were I but alone I could bear it belter.' Dearest Augustus, do not grieve for me you know I can live on a very liltlo with vou.' 'But I have not that little to offer you must now beg for a living.' 'Beg!, I can work I am strong and healthy and will work for you. How many .women support themselves by the labor of their hands, and why cannot I f Augustus preseed her to his breast. have not lost all, ingralo that I am ! You my dearest treasure, are left. 'Tis true my earnings are gone; but lean go to work again, and may be able to keep you from want.' Caroline, by her soothing manner and dauntless confidence, aroused her husband from his despondency and inspired new life into him. ' This costly lurniturc, said she. 'must all bo, sold, for plainer will suit our fortunes better ; two rooms we can reserve for ourselves, but as you have lost your store you shall have the rest. This front room will mako a very nice ofOce, and with vour friends and good character, you will etill be able to stem th-j torrent ; wuilo I, to do my part, will discharge some of the! tervants and wait on myself.' With thanks and almost adoration lor i her kindness, ho loft her, to endeavor to assist his friends in distress. When he had departed, Caroline called on her weeping Julia to assist hor, nnd with the help of her servants, proceeded to put her plans into execution. Tho costly curtains and car pets wore removed. The rose-wood chairs, chandaliers nnd other ornaments were ta ken out: and when young Granger return ed at day break, with Selford and Rutzen, with a few goods saved from the fire, they siartcd with surprise to see the metamor phose. A plain carpet was on tho floor, and a few plain chamber chairs stood a round. From a costly drawing was changed by some magic into a comfortable office. Tho fire burnt brightly, and on the table was placed a hot breakfast which gladdened the sight of the cold and weary trio. Augustus seated his friends at the table and departed to seek for the minister liijr nngel who had im devoted herself 'o his comfort. The hour passed with his young bride there, was fraught with more true happiness then any in his more prosperous cavs. Rutzen was soon by the side of Julia. 'Heaven has been kind to me,' he said, ' I havo lost nothing, but Selford, whose money lay in insurance, is ruined.' Julia clasped her hands, and a glow of pleasure almost passed over her cheek. 'Alas, poor man !' she exclaimed, checking herself ' I am sorry for linn. Wow, how ever, I shall be released, fur mother only wished me to marry hirn for his money.' 'And I have now a hope of obtaining my Julia. To morrow I will once more apply to your mother, and 1 am sure she will nut object' Nor did she. The utter prostration of her plans seemed to the stricken woman, as an interposition of Providence, and she no longi-r opposed her daughter's happi ness. They were married soun after, and were received in Caroline's house as board ers, who thus sought, to lighten her hus band a expenses. With his Caroline to encourage htm, Granger has guno to work with double energy, no longer despairing of retrieving his fallen fortune, and no one feels more truly (he force of these soft lines ol Scott : "Oh woman 1 in our hours of ease. Uncertain, coy, nnd hard to please When care an anguish wring the brow, Oh I then u ministering angel thou !" A CuniosiTV. Directly east of the south part of this city and in a right line with Division, Liberty, and Washington streets. there is a high bank from which sand and gravel is obtained for filling in streets and the large meadow at the south of tho ritv. which is now being filled and laid out into cily lots. This bank at its highest part, is estimated at 300 feet high, above the level of Division and Liberty streets, leading di rectly towards and terminating at its base. Two or three weeks since, there was an extensive slide or avalanche from tho Up of the bank while the workmen were at dinner, carrying down about a quarter of an acre in eurlacc, propelling it to within a few rods of four or five of the nearest hous es. Yesterday about 10 o'clock in the morning, a stream of water gushed out of the earth, near the top of the bank only five or six feet below the surface of the land above, and immediately made its way down the declivity, carrying in its course loose earth and sand, depositing mud and dis charging its waters along Division and Liberty streets. The water still continues to flow, and its quantity is said to increase. Il descends nearly 300 feet, with a noise which mav no heard al the distance of half mile. The vein of water which has thus obtained vent is probably supplied from sumo reservoir among thu hills and high lands at the east of tho city. Troy Wilis. Virginia Cold. We have heard little for somo time of the Virginia gold mines, and what wo have heard was not very fa vorable A correspondent ol the Richmond Enquirer alludes to them in the following encouraging terms ; We have conversed with a gentleman lately returned from an exploration in part of tho Gold Region, and on whose veracity we can rely, who exhibited to our view several of the richest specimens of oro ob tained Irom dilterent mines the supplies of which he uescribes as inexhaustible. The mines of Booker, Eldridge, Morion and Ayrcs, in Buckingham ; with those of Hughes, JJusby, Moss, ate. in Uoochland and Fluvanna, may vie for richness nnd extent with any in the known world Join ed lo these, he has acquired information of tho richest veins ol Copper, Iron, and Mar. bio in the most eligible situations fur ope rating and transporting only requiring enterprise and a comparatively small capi tal lo render them available. Thus our mineral treasures, combined with our in valuable staples so widely diffused, must soon tend lo raise our highly gifted State to tne rank she ought to assume. JVeto Voyageof Discovery. t was stated at the annual meeting of tho Geographical Society, on Tuesday, lhat on account ofthe discoveries ot Uapt. Hack, in his recent ox pedilion, a deputation from the Society, consisting oi me ban ot uipon, air John Franklin, and Captain Back, had waited upon the lords of the admirality with the different views that had been given to the socioly upon the subject. Un l heir repro sentation, his majesty's ship Terror had boon placed under the command of Captain Back to proceed In ihe Mayne river, on the western coast of North America, near Sir Thomas Ross's Welcome. His first direc lions were to ascertain the most convenient place for tho transportation of boats and stores across tho intervening isthmus, and, having placed his ship in security, ho was lo proceed with the resources placed at his command along the Miorea ol 1'rinco He gent's Inlet, and connect Ihe point whence he will str.H with Hecia anJ Furry Slraits and Point 'I urnagain. The utmost oxer- itu "em- hsuu m initng oui tne oxpout Hon, which it. ig expected, will sail the first week in June, Military. A bill to increase the nresent military establishment of the United Stntos was lately read a third time and Dassed in the Senate. It provides that ihero shall be added to esch company of artillery of tho .xmy one .arjeani major, one quartermaster-sergeant, two corporals, and twenty seven privetcs, and, to each company of infantry ona sergeant-major, one quarter master sorg-;ni, one sergeant, two corpo rals, and thirty privates ; and to each com pany of dragoons one sorjeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, and one. saddler. Tho present regimental sergeants major and quartermaster sergeants, and first ser geants to bo discontinued, and in lieu there of there shnll bo appointed, for each rcgi ment, two s-iO adjutantg.wilh tho rank, pay, nnd cwtoi-t3 of cadels. The bill further authorize the President to assign to any officerof tl.j Army, when necessary, the duties of paymaster ; and provides that five additional surgenus and ten additional as sislant stugoons to tho army bo appointed. Tho bill authorizes the President, when deemed expedient, to causo one of tho re giments of infantry to bo armed and equip ped and to fttrvo as a regiment of riflemen, and another regiment to be equipped and serve as a regiment of light infantry. Prospects op Michigan. The Michi. gan yesterday morning brought into this city the grtetest load of passengers that was ever landed here there being not less than 7 or BOO souls. We learn that at Buffalo the rush to get on board of her was so greal, that the captain refused passages to many persons previous to tho regular hour of leaving there not being room to accomodate them. All tho boats lhat como in seem lo be loaded down lo the extent of their capacity. Within a week past, there have been land ed on our wharves from steamboats and schooners at fc-ast 10,000 souls. This may seem to our eastern readers to be almost increoiDie, oui wo can assure them it is no exaggeration. At some of our hotels, and wo havo a greit many, from 850 to 900 persons have taken breakfast in one morn ing. Detroit Journal, May 31. Fatal Duel ut TFashington.-.Dan'a Key son of F. S. Key of Washington city, fell in a duel on Wednesday evening with John H. Sherburne, near that city. Both the young men were attached to the Navy. The cause of the meeting is not known not a whisper of the affair was heard till it wasallover. Tne first notice the parents received ofthe unfortunate affair, was the arrival at their homo of their son's lifeless body. He died on the field tho ball of his au.srecr;: h-ving- passed through his body. Remarkable Circumstance. The subjoined paragraph is from the Norlhnmp ton Courier of yesterday. "Robinson, who was tried last week in New York for the murder of Hellen Jewell came up in the steamboat to Middlctown the other day. His father lives in Durham Conn. A lady was in the same boat with him, whoso name, courious as it may op pear7 was Hellen Jewett. We have the fact from undoubted authority, and hence ihe origin of the rumor last week south of us. lhat the murdered woman was still alive!" A Cat in Chancery. A venerable cat recently died in England. Bluchor (the name of this pet ofthe petticoats) was the favorite of a lady, who. at her death, left the sum of ten pounds per annum far the sustenance and support ofthe mouser. In consequence of some litigation in relation to the lady's estates, the cat became a ward in Chancery, and received annually, thro' the hands of a trustee, the sum, ur the avails thereof, lefl by its indulgent mistress. A Scene in Kentucky. Early one morn ing me ennuis aim cries oi a icmaio were heard; all ran to the spot. When they arrived they saw a boar and a man in com bat. They had it hip and thigh, up and down, over and under and ihe man's wife standing by and holloaing "Fair play ! fair play!" The company ran up and insisted on parting Ihetn. 1 he woman said "No, no, let ihem ngnt : it's the hrst 1 ever saw in which I did'nl care which whipped," Tho instrumental survoy of tho Belfast and Quebec Railroad was commenced last Monday under the direction and superin tendenccof Col. S. H. Long, of the United Slate irVpograuhical Engineres. But one partv is now in the field, although Col L. has c J'ected thn elements principally of u second parly winch will probaal) be or ganized on the arrival of their instruments now on board the Boston Packet, on her way to Belfast. It is understood that one of the surveying parties, after arriving at the summit level, between Belfast and the Kennebec, will proceed to survey the nor thern extremity ofthe route at the provinco line.--fe!s! Journal. Niagara Falls for sale. Mr. Rath- hum and other proprietors ofthe village of Niagara Falls, oner tor sale in the lllack Rock Advocate, this valuable property with its admirable water facilities. The water and manufacturing facilities of this tremend ous torrent of all tho contents ofthe great lakes above, falling down a precipice of 150 feet, are no doubt immense enough to satisfy the ambition of tho most ultra tariff man: combining aisq a scenery which, lor grandeur and sublimity is unequalled in the world, and which would make a perfect paradise for a bhakspcare, a (joeth or Byron if poets wera not oil too miserably poor to purchase even tho meanest garret much less such a Domo as this. 'Charitv UEGi.Ns at home A respect able cabinet maker of this city, whs is fa mous for odd sayings, while slnnding against tho Post Office the other morning In rather a melancholy mood was addressed by n friend, with, "what's the word this morn ing ?' "long sigh. O, I dnnt know, 1 have just bought a barrel of flour for a poor woman." "Well,' said his friend, 'I wish the whole town was lined with such char itable men as yuu arc: you are always giv ing away more or less, always giving sutne thing lo the poor. Who is niatlo happy this morning by your charily?' Judga of his friends surprise, when, with a long sigh, the bencvolcntjinan replied "My IVjie." Portland Advertiser. Tho Bteamcr Canada arrived in port last evening at four o'clock, having left Quebec on Monday evening at Bix, with upwards of one thousand passengers on board, priu cipally English and Irish emigrants, Man. treat Herald. E"rU. S. Bank Notes bear a premium of 2 1-2 and 3 per cent, in Tennessee. Gold. From returns received at the Treasury, it appears that during thu past week alone, g2SG,G25 of gold was coined at the mint. This is an amount nearly equal to tho whole average annual coinage before 1834. Emigration lo Canada. On Ihe 5th inst. there arrived at Quebec twenlu-lhrec hun dred and eight settlers frow Europe. The Deposite Bill. Thu following is a copy ofthe bill, as amended by the House ot Representatives and passed in concur rence by the Senate. A BILL TO REGULATE THE DE FOS1TES OP THE PUBLIC MONEY. Bo it enacted by tho Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That il shall be the duty of tho Sccrelarv ofthe Treasury to select, as soon as may be prao ttcable, and cmplov as the depositories of the money of the United States, such of thn Banks incorporied by the several Slates, by Congress for the District of Columbia, or by the legislative councils of the rcspeciivc territories, for thoso territories, as may be located at, adjacent, or convenient to the points ur places at which the revenues may bo collected or disbursed. And in those states, territories, or districts in which there arc no banks, or in which no bank can be employed as a deposito bank, and within which the public collections or disburstnets require a depository, the said Secretary may make arrangements With a bank, or batiks,in some other state. territory, or district, to es tablish an agency ,or agencies, in Ihe states, territories or districts, so destitute of banks, as banks of deposite; and to receive thro' such agencies such deposited of the public money, as may bo directed to ae made ni the points designated, and lo ma'ljo su?!. disbursements as the public servtcu may require at those points ; the duties and ha bitues of every bank thus establishing any such agency to be the same in rei-pcct to its agency as arc the duties and liabilities of deposite banks generally under tho pro visions ot this oct. Provided, That at least one such bank shall besclectcd in each state and territory, if any can be found in each state and territory villing to be employed as depositories of the public money, uopn Iho terms and conditions hereinafter pre scribed, and continue to conform thereto; lhat the Secretary ofthe Treasury shall not suffer to remain in any deposite bank an amount of the public moneys more than equal to three fourths of the a mount of its capital stock actually paid lit. fur a longer time than may be necessary to enable him to mako the tran-fors requir ed by the twelfth section of this net; and lhat the banks so selected shall be in his opinion, safe depositories ofthe public mill cy, and shall be willing to undertake lo do and perform the several duties and services, and to conform lo the several conditions prescribed by this act. Sec. 2. And be it lurthor enacted, That if, atony point or place, at which the pub he revenue may bo collected, thoro blial- be no bank located which, in the opinion of the becretary of the Treasury, is in a safe condition, or whero oil the hanks at tuch point or place shall fail or refuse to be em' ployed as depositories of the public money of the United States, or to comply with the conditions of this act, or where such hinlir, shall not havo sufficient capital to become deposites ofthe whole amount of moneys collected at such point or place, ho shall and may order and direel the public money collected at such point or place, lo be de posited in a bank or banks in the samo state, or in some one or more of tho ailjaccnl slates, on the terms hereinafter prescribed. Provided lhat nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to prevent congress at any timo front passing any law for iho removal ot Ihe public money Irom anv or tho said hanks, or from changing the terms of deposite. or to prevent tho said banks at any time from declining tiny longer to be the depositories of the public money, upon paying over, or tendering lo pay, the whole amount of public money on hand, according to the terms of its agreement with tho said secretary. Sec. 3. And bo it further enacted, That no bank shall hereafter be selected and cm ployed by the secretary of the treasury as a depository ofthe public money, until such bank shall have first funmhed to the said Secretary a statement of its condition and business, a list of its directors, the current price of its stock ; and also a copy of its charter; and likewise such other infor mation as may be necessary to cnnblo him to judge oftho safety of its condition. Sec. A. And be it further enacted, That tho said banks, before they shall be employ ed as the depositories oftho public money, shall agree to receive tho same upon the following terms and conditions, tiz; First. Each bank ehall furnish to the becretary ol tho Treasury, Irom time to lime, as often as lie may require, not cx cecding onco a week, statements selling forth its condition nnd business, as prescrib ed in iho foregoing section of tins act, ex cept that such stnli'im'tits need not, tiolnsi requested by said Secrelurv. contain a list of iho directors or a copy of the charter. And the said batiks shall lurnisli to the be cretary of Iho Treasury, and to tho Treas urer of tho United States, a weekly 6lato ment of the condition of his account upon their books. And tho Secretary of Ilia Treasury shall have the right, by himself, or on agent appointed for that purpose, to inspect such general accounts lit tho books ofthe bank as relate to the said statements'. Provided that this shall not be construed lo imply a right of inspecting iho nccounta. of any private individual or individuals with the bank. Secondly. To credit as cpeclo all sums deposited therein to the credit uf the treas urer ofthe U. btatcs, and lo pay all checks, warrant?, drafts, drawn on such deposited in specie, it required by the holder thereof. Thirdly. J o give, whenever requires; by tho secretary of the treasury, tho ne cessary facilities for transferring tho public funds from place to place within tho United States rind territories thereof, and for dis tributing the same in payment ofthe pub lic creditors without charging commission! or claiming allowance on account of differ ence of exchange. Fourthly. To render tho government of Ihe United States all the duties and servi ces heretofore required by law to bo per formed by the late Bar.k of the United States nnd its several branches as offices. Sec. 5. And he it further enacted, That no bank shall be selected or continued as a place of deposite of tho public money, which shall redeem its notes and bills on demand in specio ; nor shall any bank be selected or continued as aforesaid, which shall after tho fourth day of July, in tho year one thousand eight hundred and thirty fix, issue or pay out any note or bill of a less denomination than five dollars ; nor shall lie notes or bills of uiiy bank be re ceived in payment of any debt duo to tho United Slates, which shall, afler the said fourth day of July, in the year one thou sand eight hundred and thirlysix, issue any note or bill of a less denomination than five dollars. Sec. C. And bo it further enacted. Tha. the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and ho is hereby, authorized, and it shall be his duty, whenever in his judgment the sarati shall be necessary or proper, to require of uny bank so selected and employed as afore said, collateral or additional securities for tho safe keeping of public moneys deposited therein, and the faithful performance oftho duties required by this act. Sec 7. And bo it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for tho Secretary of tho Treasury to enter contracts, in thu name and for and on behalf of the United '.H'o, with tl)'! said hunks eo seli'ciod or employed, whereby tho t-aid banks shall stipulate to do and perform the several duties and services prescribed by this act. Sec. C. And be it further enacted, That no bank which ehall bo selected or employ ed as ihe place of deposite ofthe public mo ney, shall be discontinued as such deposito ry, or the public money withdrawn there from, except for the causes heremalter mentioned: that is to say, if, at any time, any one of said banks fail or refuse to per- tnrin any ot said duties or Cervices as pre scribed by this act. and stipulated to hi: performed by its contract ; -or If any of said batiks shall, at any lime, rcluse to pty its own notes in specie it detninded, or shall fail to keep in its vaults such an nmount of specie as bhall 'io required by the Secretary ol the Treasury, and .-hall be, in Ins opinion, necessary to render the said bank a sale depository ofthe public moneys, having dua regard to the nature of the business trans acted by the bank ; in any ami, every ftich case it shall bo tho duty ofthe Secretary of the Treasury to discontinue any such bank as a depository, and withdraw from it thu public moneys which it may hold on depos ite ai the lime of such discontinuance. And in casu of the discontinuance of uny of said banks, it shall be the duly of the Secretary of Ihe 'Treasury to report to Congress immediately, if in seasion. nnd if not in se-sion, then at the commencement of its next session, the facts am! reasons which havo induced such discootmtHiice., And in ca.-e of tho 'Jisconliiiuanco of any of said banks as a placo ol deposite of the pub lic money, for any of tho causes hereinbe fore provided, it shall ha lawful for the Se cretary to deposilo the money thus with drawn in some oilier bank as a place of de posite already selected, or to select somo other hank as a place of deposite, upon thu terms and coo Jit ions prescribed by this act. And in derail It ol any hank to receive such depu-ile, the money thus withdrawn shall be kept by the treasurer of thu United Slates, according to tho laws now in force, and shall be subject to bo disbursed accord, ing to law. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That until tho Secretary uf tho Treasury shnll have selected and employed tha said banks ns places of deposilo of tlto public monoy, in conformity with the pro visions of this act, tho several state and district hanks at present employed as de positories ofthe money of the United States shall continue to be depositories aforesaid, upon thu terms and conditions uaon which they havo been so employed. Sec. 10. And ho il further enacted. That it shall be tho duty uf the Secretary ofthe Treasury to lay before Congress, at thu commencement of each annual session, a statement of Ihe number and names of tha banks employed as depositories ofthe pub lie money, und of their condition, and tha amount of public money deposited in caeli as shown by their returns at tho Treasury ; and if the selection nf any bank as a depos itory of the public money bo made by the Secretary of the Treasury while Congress is in session, Im shall immediately report the name and condition of such bunk to1 'Congress; and if any such eclcclion shall be

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