Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 10, 1837, Page 1

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NOT THE GLOltV O V O JE S A Jl ; 1 U T. T II E W E LFAItE O F It O M E. BY Iff. M. STACY. FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1837. VOL. X JVo. 507 Sl'KlNG 0 tiaeic, o ctmil gatef, In W.itho '1'lic genial, balmy nir tif Spring : And smiling naluie's lloinl wicalh On wings of guide zephyrs bring. Yo liquid slicnm?, soft mnim'rhig slow, Again icmiiiic your ie,ici fnl flow ; And wake, yc biulf, on cNciy tprny, Tlio wniblings ofyonr ptaintito lay. Thru from In ighl Helicon's fair bower?, The i in al nin-o fli.ill bring her lyre, And palling on the io?cale hours, 'llio filing iifiiirlmlv hi'pho ; Vlillu echo, finin llio hills mound, 'i'liall mh'gle in t lir flowing sound J And woodland mmpln llii-ir gin lands bring, To strew upon the lap offspring. Vale oi'tue maiiomki'an and nou. THUS fays ihe prophet oflhc Tin k, ""Good tntirsclnien, bow nre of pink ; "There is a part in cv'iy rwine. "No follower or hiend of mine "Mnv lasle, whnt'er hi inclination, "On "pain of exeointtinnicinion." Such Mahomet's nnslerioii charge And ihn- helefi (lie )ioint si I huge. Hud lie ilic fdnfr.l pan cxpies-M, They mighl with safety cat tin- test: Bui, for one pici-o, I hey liionghl 11 hard Kroni ihewhole hog to bcdebin'd; So trt thrir whs to woik to (iin What joint thepmphet had in mind, jluch cnntmer.v llieicfnte ro'o ; These clio.'U the b itU, the belly lliose ! Hy pome 'lis confidi-nllv paid, Ho meant not to fmbid llio head : While others at that doctrine rail, And pioosk piefer the tail : Thin, e.on.-i iciic.e fiee I, fiom cy ry elg, jli.ilioinet.ins eat up the hog Yon laugh 'lis well, Tltu late applied Mi iniiku oii l.unli on t'other side. , "Kenonnc-Mlte win Id," ihe picachcr erics, 'W; ilo," a intilli nde icplirs i lYhiln one, ih innoeent, icgaida A suits and friendly game lit cards ; nd one (wh iti'er Mill may ?aj) .in pi o no eil in .1 play Some low: a conceit or a race, And others shooting, or a chan', Ueiiledand lined, lemainred and followed, Tims bit bv bit, tho win Id is swallow ed ! Each thinks his neighbor in. ikes too lice ; Yet hko- n slice as well us he, With toplii-iry iliuir sauce ttie i-wcelen, 'i'lll quite fiom tail to fiiont 'lis e.uen. TUB VILLAGE PIIEACIIER. " Father forgive ltcm " Go, proud infidel search the pon dorous tomos of liealhun learining ex plore llio woik oT Confucius ; examcni tho precepts of Seneca and the writings of Socrates ; collect all the excellencies of tho ancient and the modern moralists, am! point it) a sentence equal to this simple prayer uf our Saviour. Reviled ami in Kulln.i suffered the grossest indignities crowned with thorns, nuil led away to die ! no annihilating curse breaks from hi tortured breast. Sweet and placed as the aspirings of a mother for her nursling, as cends the pravcr of mercy on his enemies. 'Father forgive them.' 0, it was worthy of its origin, and stamps with the bright seal of truth that his mission was from Heaven ! Acquaintances have you quarellod ? Friends have you differed.'' If He, who was pure nnd perfect, forgave his bitterest enemies, do you well to cherish your au ger ? Brothers to you the precept is impera tive j you shall forgive not seven times, but seventy times seven. Husbands & wives, you have no right to expect perfection in each oilier. To err is tho lot of humanity. Illness will sometimes render you polulent, and disup. pointmenl riilll t the smoothest temper1 Guard I bo-ucch you with unremitting vigilance, your passions : controlled, they are the genial heat that warms us along tho way of life ungoverned they are con sliming fires. Let your strife be one of re epectful attentions, and conciliatory con duct. Cultivalo with catethe kind gentle affec tions oflhc heart. I'lunt not, but eradi cote the thorns, that grow in your part tier's path. Above all, let no feeling of ro V3iige ever find a harbour iu your breast : Let the sun never go down upon your an ycr. A kind word nn obliging action if it bo in a trifling concern, has a power superior to tho harp of David, in calming the billows of the soul. Revenge is as incompatible with liap. pinoes as it is hostile to religion. Let him whose heart is black with mulice and stu. dious of reveng'.', walk through the fields while clad in verdure, and adorned with flowers; to his eye thcro is no beaulyj the flowers lo him exhale no fragrance. Dark as his soul nature is robed iu deep- 'nt cnliln. The finiilo nf lipnnlu lirrhli nnl up his heart with joy ; but the furies of hell rage in his breast, and render him as mis cruhlo as he would wish the object of his hate. But let him lay his hand upon his heart nnd Fay "Revenge, I cast from mo Fa. titer forgive mo as I forgive toy enemies" and nature assumes a now and delightful garnilure. Then indeed', are tho meads verdant and the (lowers fragrant Ihcn is thu music of the groves delightful to his car, and tho smile uf virtuous beauty love ly to his soul. DRUNKENNESS. No reputation, no wisdom will secure a man against drunkencss. This sin is found in the cottage nnd the palace s in tho study of tho philosopher nnd in the sacred desk i in the hall of tho council, and on tho bench of justice; and contrary to what would seem tho dictates of naiute, as well ns deli cacy, in the female sex; even in instances, where distinciion, understanding, atniable nessand refinement, would appear to for bid even the suspicion. In most, if not in all these cases, Ihe evil creeps insensibly on the unhappy subject ; and overcomes him before he is awure. A prime object to be here regarded, is therefore to keep the danger always before our eyes. We are ever to feel that we ourselves are in danger; nnd lo consider a habitual and lively dread of it as our best safely. To ail this conduct motives can never be wanting. Multitudes of the highest im port, and tl.xi most commanding efficacy, have been already suggested in tho pro gress of ibis discourse. Every heart which is not formed of adamant, must feel its force. Nothing pleads for it except the more appetite for strong drink; an appe tite, usually unnatural, and created by casual indulgence. All things else in hea ven and earth exclaim against it with a single voice. Our health, our reputation, our safely, our reason, our usefulness, our lives, our souls, our families and our friends in solemn and affecting union urge, entreat, and persuade us to abstain. God com mantis; Christ solicits ; the spirit of grace influences us to abslain ; Angels and glori Saints behold our conduct with such nnxi ety and alarm as happy bc'ngs can feel; and walch and hope to see our escape. The law with a terrible voice thunders in our ears that dreadful denunciation, "Oiunkurds shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Even hell itself, hostile as it lo our salvation, follows the rest of the Universe; and in spite of its own molevo leiice, subjoins its dreadful admonition, by marshaling before us the innumerable host of wretches this . -in has driven to its inun sums ol despair, wnoiliai (loos not al- rendy sleep i ho sleep of death, can refuse to hoar, awnlco and live. Dwighl. V II ITEFI ELD'S ELOQUENCE. Hume, the celebrated historian and phi liisophcr, notwithstanding his Deistieal principles was a professed admirer of Whit lild and used frequently to hear him preach lie related tho following instance of that matchless preacher's eloquence, to one of his i i ill in at o friends. "After a solemn pause, he thus addres- ed his numerous audience: "The attend ant augel is about to leave llio tlire-liold and ascend lo heaven. And si all he as eend. and not bear Willi him the news of otic sinner, among nil this multitude, re claimed from Ihe error of his way?" To give I he ''roatcr effect to Ibis exclamation ho stamped Willi his font, lifted up his hand and eyes to heaven, and with gushing tears, cried aloud, ''stop Gabriel ! slop Ga briel! Mop ere you outer thesacred portals and vet carry with you the news of one sinner converted lo God." He then, iu lb tiiosl simple but energetic language descri bed what he called a Saviour's dyiig love to siuliil tiinu ; so thai the whole assembly melted into tears. 1 tin prioress was nc c inipauiod with such animated, yet natural act ion, that it surpassed any thing I ever saw or heard. THE UNCALLED AVENGER. The return of tho victorious Russian ar my which had conquered Poland tinder the command ot general buxliovuen was at tended with a circumstance which, it is true, has ul all times been usual iu the train of largo armies, but which naturally tool place in a much greater extent in these !ii"h northern latitudes', where tho hand o man has so imperfectly subdued the origi nnl savngiMiess of the soil. Wholu droves uf fam, shed hears and wolves followed ill troops on their return to the south, lo feed on the chance prey afforded by the carca ses of the artillery und baggage horses that dropped on the road. In consequence of this, the province of Esthonia, lo which several regimenls directed their march, was so overrun with the animals, as great, ly lo endanger llio safety of travellers. Hence in a single circle of government, no less than forty persons of different ages wore enumerated, who bad been devoured during the winter bytheso ravenous bcasis. It became hazardous to venture alone and unarmed into the uninhabited parts of the country, nevertheless an Esthonian coun try woman boldly undertook a journey In a distant relation, not only without any male conpaninn, but with three children, the youngest of which was still at tho breast. A light slcdgo drawn by one horso, received the little parly; the way was narrow, but well beaten tho snow on each side deep and impassible, and to turn back, without danger of sticking fast, not to be thought of. The first half of the journey was passed without accident. Tho road now ran along tho skirts of a pino forest, when thu travel ler suddenly perceived a suspicious noise behind her. Costing back a look of alarm, sho saw a troop of wolves trotting 'along the road, the number of which hor fears hindered her from osliui'afing. To escape by flight is her first thought ; and with un sparing whip sho urges into a gallop the horse, which itself snuffs the danger. Soon a coiiplu of llio strongest nnd most hungry of Ihe beasts appear ot her side, and seem disposed to stop tho woy. Through their intention seems lo be only to attack tho horse, ye! the safety both of the mother ot Ihe children depends on the preservation of the animal. The dan ger raises lis value ; it seems entitled to claim to its preservation un cxtrnordmarv sacrifice. As the mariner throws over boaid his richest treasures to uppeaso the raging waves, so hero has necessity reached height at which the emotions ot tho heart arc dumb before the dark cummaiids of in stinel ; the latter nlono.sufiers the unhap py woman to net iu this d stress. Sho sei zes her second child, whose bodilv infirmi ties have oftt'ii made it an object of anxious care, whose cry even now offends her car, and threatens to whcl the appetite of the blood-lhirsly monsters she seizes it witp an involuntary motion, and belorc tho -mo thcr is conciotis of what tho is doing, it is cat out, and enough of the horrid talc ! The last cry of thu victim still sounded er ear, when she discovered that the troop, which had remained sonic minutes behind, again closelv pressed on the sledge. The anguish of her soul increases, for again the murder breathing fotinsaru nt her side. Pressing tho infant to her heaving bosom, he casts n look on her boy, four years old, who crowds closer and closer lo her knee: "Ifut dear mother, I am good, am not 1 ? You will not throw me into the snow, like the bawler ?" "And vet! and yet!" cried the wretched woman, iu llio wild tumult of despair "Thou art good, but God is mcr ciful! Away!" The dreadful deed w.i done. To escape the furies that rngei within hor, the woman exerted herself. with powerless lash, to accelerate the gal op ol the exhausted horse. With the lluek and gloomy forest before and behini! her, and the nearer and nearer trampling of her ravenous pursuers, she almost sinks under her anguish; onlv tho recollection of the infant that she holds iu her arms only the desire to savu it, occupies her heart, and wjth difficulty enables it to bear up. hhc did not venture to look behind her. All at once, two rough paws are la'u on her shoulders, and the wide open bloodv jawsul an enormous wolf hung over he head. It is llio most ravenous beast of the troop, which having partly missed Us leap at the sledge, is dragged along with it, vain set King wtin us Dinner legs Inr a res ting place, to enable it to net wholly on l bo frail vehicle. The weight of the body of llio monster draws Ihu woman hack wards bur arms ri-'o with tho child: ha lorn from her half abandoned, il becomes the prey of the ravenous beast, which has tilv carries it fl into tho forest. Lxhaus led, stunned, senseless, she drops the rein and continues her journey, ignorant wheth or she is delivered Irom her pursues Meantime ihe forest grows thinner nnd an insulated farm house, to which a side road leads, appears al a moderate dislaucr I he horse, loll to itsell, follows tins new path : it enters through an open gale ; pan ling and foaming it stands still ; and amide. a circle of persons who crowd round with good natural surprise, thu unhappy wo man recovers from her slupefactmn, to throw hnr'olf with a loud scream ot guish and horror, into the arms ol the near. est. human being, who appears to hor as guardian angel. All leave their worlc- thc unstress of the house, the kitchen, the thre-hcr in the burn, the eldest sun of th familv. with his axe in his hand, the wood which he had just cleft lo assist Ihe fortunate woman ; and, with a mixture u curiosity and puy, lo learn, by a hundrc inquiries, llio circumstances ol tier singu lar appearance. Refreshed bv whaiev can be procured al the moment, the stran ger gradually recovers the power of speech and tibilil v to give an intelligible account of the dreadful trial which she has under gone. Tho insensibility with which fear and distress had steeled her heart, begin to disappear : uui new terrors seize nor the dry eye seeks in vain a tear she is on the brink of boundless misery. But her narralivo had also excited conflicting fei ings in (ho bosoms of her auditors; thong pily. commiseration, dismay nnd abhorrence imposed alike on nil the same luvolunla ry silence. One only, unable lo command tin; overpowering, emotions ol Ins hea advanced before the rest it was tho young man with ihe axe, his cheeks were pal with affright his wildly rolling eyes Hashed ill-cmeuod lire. "What !" ho exclaimed "three children thy own children! the in nonccnt, thu imploring boy, tho iiiTnnt sickly suckling, all cast out bv the mother to bo devoured by the wolves ! Woman, thou art unworthy to live !" And at Ihu same instant, the uplifted sloe! descends with re ststlcss force on the scull uf the wretched woman who falls dead at his feel. The pnrnulrator then calmly wipes thu blood off the murdcrousaxc, and returns to In work. The dreadful tale speedily camo to the knowledge ot the magistrates, who caused the uncalled avenge to bo arrested and brought to trial. Ho was of course sen lenced to the punishment ordained hy the laws; but llio sentence still wanted the sanction of llio Einpcrnr. Alexander the splendour of whose virtues is only rcn dored more conspicuous by llio throne caused all i lie circumstances of this crime so extraordinary in llio motives iu which it originated, to ho reported to linn in the nost careful detailed manner, Here, or no where, he thought himself called on to ex orciso the godlike privilego of mercy, hy commuting llio sentence passed on the crimiuul, into 11 condemnation In labour not very severe ; anil he accordingly sent tho young man lo the fortress ol lJuna munde, al tho mouth of tho Duna, in tho Gulf of Riga, there tube confined lo labour during Ins mnjcsly'g pleasure. London Museum Dcfcmlt SU'tfdcjj. It is said that R. P. Robinson, who was tried and discharged on the charge oflhc murder ol Ellen Jewell, is now a Licutcii ant in Texas. Cuitious 1'Acr. In a rercnt dtb.ilo in tho Ifoiifo ol Delegate of the Stale of iMaiylaiid, it was fluted by a delegate fiom Dorchester county, thai them rue still living in thu county tin cm I lercndants ol the In. Ham who Inhabited ihat thoro bcfuic its sellleincnt by ihe whiles. The Bank Commissioner of Michigan, his last anual Report, states that there arc 10 Banks in Michigan, with an authorized capital 7.100,000, of which ,100,000 has beetrpaid in. There were imported at Philadelphia tin. ig the lost venr II, -107 tons of sugar. 205 tons of C flee, 350 Ions of green ten, 19 te.ts "black .ia, 157 tons indigo, 915 tons raisins, prunes and figs, 99 tuns of black pepcr, -152 tons Russia hemp, and 000 ions of wool. Faum. A farmer in Ljmp. stone hnglaud, had Iih worldly estate in creased in one day, during the last month f October, by the accession of two colts, nine pig-', live pointer pups, one calf, seven ittens, and two bovs ! ! Glory enough for one day. Mathias, tho soi-distont Prophet, has made his apparition at Staunton Virginia. I he btauntou Spectator snys he is the 'llnltcst and most insipid impostor" he has ever seen no wild enthusiasm in his liar- ingues, nothing about him but the smoothly combed beard of a he-goal the threat lo remove which latter by some tin r n ly boys, caused bun, it appears, to do- amp for Wnvncsboro' sooner than he had intended. Oil in Indiati Corn It is asserted, upon what authority we arc not informed, that this is used as a substitute for sperm oil in Cincinnati, (Ohio) that it burns belter, ives more light, and has less odor than ihu sperm; and that half a gallon U pro dticcd from a bushel of the grain. For so Iry a substance as maize, we should have thought this impossible. FIRES. Al Balk, Jlc Twenty-four houses wore destroyed and many others injured a this place, on the lOlh mst. Loss com puted at g50,000, 'It Salem, J'5s--The rope-walks of W. Slickuey and Joshua Safford were en lirely consumed on Friday last. sit I ilclibursr The shop of G. Lman sash and blind maker, was destroyed on Monday night. The building was also occupied U v t;iiaries ieseiiiien, Harness maker, and W. n. I tilts, painter. Loss g3000 insurance g'200. jll rtoslon. A large barn, belonging lo ihi New England Bottle Co was burnt on Friday morning. Loss gnOO, no insur ance. Jit JVWo ILiven CI A small house the Hampden road, was burned In the ground on Sunday evening. Loss 700. It Litchfield, CL The store cf Messrs Whitting and Kinucv. was destroyed by tiro on the night ol the lath mst. Loss about gSOOO no insurance. ,11 Pittsburgh Pa. Two wooden build nigs on .Market near Second street were burned on the I3th mst. Loss, oxclusiv of the value of the houses, 2000. At Balk, N. C Tho dwelling house of John Latham, n few miles from this vil. age, together with tho out buildings, was enlirnly consumed on Ihe lth i list. A black child, the properly of Mr. L. was burned to death. Al Ncwbern. -Several buildings on Broad st. a lew doors eat ot Ihu Court lluusc, wore destroyed bv fire on the 0th inst. MPt. CLAY and Tin: EXPUN'GERS. Mr. President, what patriotic purpose is to bo accomplished by this expunging reso lulieii? What new honor or fresh laurels will it win for our common country ? Is t bo power of the Senate so vast that it ought to be circumscribed, and that of the President so restricted that it ought to be eviended? What power has the Senator? None separately. It can only act jointly with llio other House, or jointly with the Executive. And although tho theory of tho Constitution supposes, when consulted by him. it muy freely give an ailirmativo or negative rcfponse, according to t ho prac lice, as it non exists, il has lost the faculty of pronouncing the negative monosyllable, When the Senuto expresses its deliberate judgement, in the form of a resolution, that resolution nas no compulsory rorce, uui np peals only to the dispassiouato intelligence, tiie calm reason, and the sober judgement uf the community. Tho Senate has no ur my, no navy, no patronage, no lucrative of fices, nor glittering honours to bestow. Around us there is no swarm of greedy ex pectants, rendering us homage, anticipating our wishes, and ready to execute our com mands. How is it with the President? Is ho powerless? Ho is felt from one extremity to the other of this vast Republic. By means of principles which holms introdu ced, and innovations which ho bus made in our institutions, alas ! button much conn tonanced by Congress nnd a confiding Peo pie, ho exercises uncontrolled tho power of the Stale. In one hand he holdsthe purse, and in the other brandishes tho sword of, thu country. Myriads of dependents and partizaus, scattered over the land, uro ever ready lo sing hosanuas to him, and to laud to tlio skies whatever ho does. Ho has swo,it over llio Government, during tho last eight years, like a tropical tornado. Every department exhibits traces uf thu ravages nl" llio storm. Tnko, as one ex ample, the Bank of tlio United States. No institution could have been more popu- lar with llio People, with Congress, and with Slate Legislatures. Nona ever bet lor fulfilled thu great purposes of its estab lishment. But il unfortunately incurred the displeasure of the President; ho spoke, ond the bank lies prostrate. And those who were loudest in its praise are now loud est in ils condemnation. What object of his ambition is unsatisfied? Wlnm disa bled from ago any longer lo hold Ihu scep tre of power, ho desiguules his sfuccessor, nil transmits it lo ins tavonte! What more docs ho want? Must wo blot, de face, and muiilato the records of thu cc un try to punish the presuiiiptuoiisness of ex pressing an opinion contrary to his own? What patriulic purpose is to uo accom plished by tins expunging resolution ? Can you mako that not be which has been? Jan you eradicate from memory and from history the fact that in March, 1831, n majority of the Senate of the United Slates passed tho resolution which excites your enmity? Is it your vain and wicked oh ect to nrrogate to yourselves that power of annihilating tho past which has been denied to Omnipotence itself? Do you in tend lo thrust your hands into our hearts, and to pluck out the deeply-routed convic tions which are there? Oris it your de sign to stigmatize us? YOU cannot slig matizo US. Ne'er yet did base dishonor blur oar name. Standing securely upon our conscious rectitude, and bearing aloft Ihe shield uf tho Constitution of our country, your puny efforts nro impotent, and wo defy nil your power. I nt the majority of 11534 m one scale, and that by which this expunging resolution is to be carried iu the other, and let truth and justice, in Heaven above, and on Earth below, and liberty and patriotism. decide the preponderance. What patriotic purpose is to be nccom plishcd by this expunging resolution? I.- it to appease the wrath, and to heal Ihe wounded pride, of ihe Chief Magistrate? If he bo really Ihe hero that Ins friends represent mm, no must despise all mean condescension, all grovelling sycophancy, all sell-degradation and sell abasement He would reject, with scorn and contemn'. as unworthy of his tame, your black scracih es anil vour baby lines in the fair records of his country. Black lines! Black lines! Sir, I hope thu Sccrelary of the Senate will preserve the pen with which he may inscribe them, and prtscnt it lo that Sena tor of thu majority whom ho may. select as a proud trophy, to bo transmitted to hi descendants. And herealtcr, when we almll loso tho forms of our free institutions all tiiat now remain to us, some future American monarch, in gratitude (o those by whose means ho has been enabled, upoi Ihu ruins of civil liberty, to urcct a throne and to commemorate especially this expun ging resolution, may institute a new order of Knighthood, and confer on it the appro priate name of The Knight of the Black Lines. But why should I detain tho Senate, or needlessly waste my breath in fruitless ex ertions. The decree has gone forth. It is one of urgency, too. The deed is to b" done that foul deed which, like the blood stained hands of the guiliy Macbeth, nil Ocean's waters will never wash out. Pro coed, then, to the noblo work which lies before you, and, like oilier skilful execu tinners, doit quickly. And when you have perpetrated it, go homo to thu People and tell them what gluriuus hiijjjnrs you have - achieved for our common country. Tell them thai you have exiingui-hed one of the brightest and purest lights that ever burnt al llio aliar of civil liberty. Tell lliein that you have silenced one of (he noblct-t batteries that ever thundered in defence of the Constitution, nnd bravely spiked the cannon. Toll them that, henceforward, no matter what daring ur outrageous act any President may porlorm, you have for ever hermetically sealed the month of tho Senate. Tell them thai he may fearlessly assume what powers ho pleases, snatch from its lawful custody tho public purse, command a military detachment lo enter Ihe Halls of the Capitol, overawe, Cong ress, trample down the Constitution, and raze every bulwark of Ireedom; but that the Scnaiu must stand mule, iu silent sub mission, and not daro to raise its opposing voice. That it must wait until a , House of Representatives, humbled and subdued like itself, and n majority of it composed of the partisans of the President, shall pro. fer articles of impeachment. Tell them, finally, that yon have restored the glorious doctrine of passive- obedience and non re. sistance. And, if the people do not pour out their indignation and imprecations, I have yet to learn the character of Ameri can freemen. Wasimmito.n, Fob. 25. I have been greatly amused this evening, with witnessing the manoeuvres in ihe House, on Ihe Fortification hill. Mr. IK 1 1 proposed, in Cuuimitteo of the Whole, an amendment, providing for a distribution of the surplus in the Treasury on the 1st Jan. nary, 11)33, in manner and form as provid-'d lu-t session for the distribution of tho then surplus. In Committee it was lost, but he renowed it in tho House this morning, nnd after a procrastinated debate, it was . This put tho camp of Van Bureniies in complete uproar. Mr. Vandurpool was more vociferous than usual; Mr. Cramer bustled about tho house m a great Hurry; Mr. Gillctt stood asiouiidud ; Mr. Cainbre. long, with his quizzing glass, "measured I ho lengthened file" ot his diicomfitled, beaten, desponding troops. The scene was dark nnd portentous. Mr. Vanderpool, in a fit of desperation, offered us mi iimeiid- inont, n whole bill, in ell' ct repealing all tltilies over twenty per cent, Oi tins for lorn hope the parly rallied. A member enquired of tho chair if Iho proposition was in order? Ilo considered it so totally unconnected with tho fortifica tion bill, Unit ii could not, iu his opinion, bo iu order Mr. Briggs presiding (thu Speaker having rohred) decided that the proposed amendment teas t'i order, .An ap pen I from this decision was mado to ihn House; tho House reversed tho decision of Ihe chair, and decided that it was not in or der. Thus, Ibis bantling of a fertilo brain was still born, and consigned to the tomb of oblivion. Another proposition, yet moro desjierato was then mi (Jo ; (his was, to add in (ho form of amendment, the land bill. Tho chairman (Mr. Briggs) decided that th proposition was ioi in order. An nppool to the House, from this decision was then made, and the IIoue sustained the chair by u majority of about thirty. A more delight ful subject for the pencil of a Hogarth, or any other wag, lias never been presented in the great ci'y ol Washington, than was exhibited, at this moment iu tho House of Representatives. It is too la'o for mo to attempt u description. When I left tho hall, nearly ten o'clock, they were about t order the bill to a third reading. Since I wrote you a memorial from thd Bank of the United Stales has been pre sontcd to the Senate, on thu subject of it cttiemcnt between the Government and tho Bank, and this morning the samo me morial was announced to the House, a copy of which is transmitted to you. Both branches of Congress ordered it to bo pria. ted and referred to the appropriate com mittees. This memorial is a brief but lu cid history of what the Secretary is plcasad to term a negotiation: but in point of fact, so far from being a negotiation, it is but a display ol miserable shujjltng to avoid ne gotiation. This document confirms tin suspicion I hat I expressed in my last letter tliut Gen. Jackson was determined no settlement should take place while he was in ofiice, unless he could dragoon tho bank into a sacrifice of their legal rights. I re commend il to an ntienleiilive purusal and an iiiunediale publication. lis elkct has been like magic. No man seems to require more than a perusal of ila closing paragraphs. As a whole, il breathes u spirit, of manly and unconquera ble lirmnesa in ilelence ot principle, while, in reference lo ils monied transactions, it evinces a liberality that conflicts with tho axiom, that "Corporations aro bodies, but without souls." Even parly discipline, all powerful us it is, seems at fault in reference lo the conduct of the bank on the present occasion. All agree that the Secretary should be instructed to close with that in stil tiiion on the proposed terms: and yet there aro some that express in whhpert the opinion that tho subject had better bo left to tho sound discretion of the Presi dent elect; and I should nut be astonished ti this was the resull because, two objecta would he thus accomplished. First, Gen. Jackson would not be mortified with the idea tnat he hud failed to humble Mr. Bid- die and h'i3 colleagues; and Second, Mr. Van Huron would have the opportunity of claiming all the honor of settling this vex ed question. Sti.vuAV, 20ih February, 1337. The preceding part of this letter wask writien last evening but from my mistak ing the luiu" u few minutes was left behindi The bill was not only ordered to beengrotr. sod but passed us final reading before tho House adjourned. A feeble and dying raily was made among tho scattered troops of tho administration, to prevent us pa -.-age before Monday. Tho object was. to apply tho party lash ; lo try effect of "party discipline ;" to have a caucus, and in ihe language of thu venerablo Jla con of N. Carolina, on similar occasions Wo drive up the shy hogs:" but tho tri umphant opposition, flushed with victory, would ii'Mlher receive, nor givo quarters. They were told, by llio underling of pow er. ' I'ho President will veto t!it? whole bill." "Well, lot him," was the reply; "ho approved the same bill last year, for a distribution of Iho surplus; and if ho should r ject this, (he act would be per fectly iu unison with his whole career as tin exeeiit ivu oflieer, which has been ono continued scene of folly, inconsistency and usurpation. ' As soon as Ihe administra tion troops, discovered the firmness of their opponents, they f tirrcmlcrcd nt discretion. Not n gun wiu fired. They did not even demand tho Yats and A"ays, but permit ted the bill to pass sub silenlia. Strong apprehensions arc entertained that uo quorum of the House will be fuund to morrow. So many of the Albany ro. gancy par'y are chop fallen and bed-ridden ihat it is considered doubtful whether they will be able lo attend, after their route of last night. Bo assured these apprehension are groundless. The pride of tho leaders will bring the troops into the field ; besides they bavo all this day to receive comfort, consolation, and promises Tlio maimed mid tho halt will bo brought up in ilia morning, audi he business progress as usual notwithstanding any rumors you muy hear to tho contrary News has been rceivotl by Iho express mail from Voltiaia, that an ntlack wuh mado by n body of 300 or 400 Indians, uu dor the'ehiof Philip, on the Oih inst. upon a portion of the regular forces (probably o part of iho couiand under Lieut. Col Fan. uing) on the east side of the Si. John's Ri. ver near luko Monroe in which Captain Mellon of Iho oruiy was killed, and Lieut. wounded. Tho Indians, it is said, worn repulsed. From iho best information that I can obtain, the savage forco could not have exceeded 150 or 200. f The proceeding information is derived from a newspaper which I have not seen, but which you will probab'y receive ; lest you should not, I have given you the rumor, j am authorized lo, thai the War do 'partinont has received no official accounts of the iiclion, nor any advices except what thev derive from tlie'newspapers. By referring to dales it will bo seen Ihot this occurred only four days nftor tho arm istice wiih Gen. 'jessup ; nnd it is believod hero, under ull thu circumstances of loca tion, distance, &c. and the difficulty of Thij document we have noi received, f I'he account lefened lo wai reoeUed by our expits and publitUed ycsieiduy.

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