Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 18, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 18, 1842 Page 2
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THE CENSUItERS CENSURED. Right licartily do wo rnjoicu tliat Hho old man eloquent' llio puro and upright though not always discreet and politic Statesman John Qui.vcv Adams lias so nobly irium pliod over the conspiracy to crush and des troy him. ISIr. Adams, goaded on by llio flagrant wrong dono to tlio Liberties of tho People in tliu practical and flagrant over throw of the right cf Petition, Im3 cfton said and dono what woro far belter unsaid and undone. In tins he deserved censure, hut he did not deserve constiro for presonting n res pectful ami substantial petition for a disso lution tif the Union, and moving its reference to Select committee with instructions to re port against gr.mtiog its prayer. The ros ohi'ion of Cuiuuru was concocted in a se cret (but not full) Caucus of Southern Mem bers, and was sustained and voted for by notoriuus and invctcrato Dlsunionistsin Con gress. The following is the vote by which it was laid to eternal rest beneath tho table, ri..: Yens, 100 100 uhigs, (5 locos; Nays, IM 74 locos, 1G whig?, 3 abstrac tionists. Tribune. JOHN IJUINCV ADAMS. The recent atlompu to expel, or censure, Ex-President Adams, has turned out a lame, impotunt nfl'.iir, on llio part of tho concoctors, and most triumphantly has tin "liltloold man" turned tho tables upon his accusers. Tho wholo subject is now disposed of by living it on the table but tbn following graphic account of the First Act, is too re plete with interest, not to bo read with t tention, oven a second time. Correspondence of the IV. V. American. Wimiimitov, Tursdav, Jan. 25. Mirk the day with a r..d letter in your calendar. It is tlie lurtli diy of a revolution, and, I trust, the bciiinmj; jfau.-w en of true and tmlinutid te pu I (Minsiii uf unhcr nl liberty and of free dis cission. 'Ih SonnVrncra' ctiiciis resulted in a deternilna tbn to evpcl John Qoincy Ad 1 1 1 1 , if possible. 1! ,t, ns the cni9iiliiii'n icquitcs twu-lhirds to effect this. (md fortunately Southern si iwrsnnj Xur than fn res do not c institute quite taojihlidsof the Icprc'cntives fifths union,) they rcnulvcd Uifcrl of the Ho iso first liv n mi! in m mi'i iim nil 1 1,.;,,, I ..;,,. 1 me v rci.oi veil III ICfl 01 tne no iso li rut if ths si.'iia f tvo.-ed, to amen I it into an act-ial ex pulsion. In selecting their agent for this shameless rturpo?n, they linn.l'eaied S'Mii- rii r.neiil. Thomas I". Mar shall, who, m -on'1 of Irs wild flights, In J attracted muchaltent.jii by lm high and truthful compliment t J Mr. Adams and to New r.nulan I, was taken up by them, nnd thitcrfd, tuiiil his jjjgnicnt i-ave wiy mid r th. dr!i -Ions intoxication, and ho consented to be 1 1 ioi r loo'. Tii i S,u hcrners came into tho Umr this mm in; with lookj and movements which, to Iho com maoi'st ev-s, hrtrayed Ihcir can-ciousnts of sjme nwfil and tfrrihle movenietit on iheir pan, which, in t'i.-ir weak r.inei., was to murttlulm nnd cnnh Mr. Adams and his cau-! foruver. 'J'hey looked dark eiraiijh some pile u.ivvn, some yellow, S'mie hint-, nn J some black with lips comprrsse.l, and breath drawn Inrd. They gulp-rcJ into groups by the"i ie'..s, ennver-cd in decn whi-persj and iln Mh'.ln aspect ff 1 1 . -enc, jit 11 o'clock, was that of n conspiracy j' it nbnit lo burst into a revo'ution. They waited i npaii.-nlly it tlio reading of the j iur nal, toopon their I'-ittiy j but Mr. hMlmore seeuruJ the floor, and aked kave to make s mn n.irortant rrpirts from the O'Miimitlej on Ways and Means, with a view to have lb bills printed'and referred to the Committed of the Whole for future action. .Mr. Marsht.ll tlitn roji befjrc a crgwdeJ house and gallcr cs. Contieucre omnes, in! ora ten'bant. ,; 7 vTn mmV " ,w",a iien in ne r.n.t sa ' . 1 nn mi. I. ii-curntn. rich nm m . I i.i, ' . , . i mira' le renort in ths National InH.ll crcneer. no rht lo bocopiel ciiiii-i', if your limits admit; and 1 do not know what IWriry and coniuierci-il msttcr, news, fareian i.r doimsti'-, rhjiihl bo allowed to weigh against the vitally imparl details of these scene, bi' as each hoi r is with the fits of the intbii. Mars'nli f"lt the h'storie i1 importance of his poi tiaii, and 'aid liiir.salf out in it !o his utmost abili'y. He sna e in a tone of ajleiiimty and coolness nust unusual wiin him, an t attempted to tauo a h g!i nn it .5 rtJ. iT;k''!' "'!iCY' ,e . v.... i... , .,u...u..Si.. ... uu. I. u.u . m it to no'ir Oow n t he !...., a. r u...nni. . ii- , . . V ? Afc T vcn.-r.ahlo object of I bis nttsck. as a ud''o h n louuein sjntencR nn n . :o oi.ject oi i itcnce on a . sm-;i. i ,.in.;, , , ,i7 Jui r : . i t .!... ibll . l.t,'l.. ... .111.- Clll. ... .1,','IUVIII- llll.ll Illl'l nngeis. naming somewhat with tlicnnposi ftttciiM u of t'u vast, uninovinu concouri,c panur.i an.i i..;n rn nun an eiuiuui - n oi nn own pai re avons 10 tno i-.x-i-reioent, ana rcpres-tueu liini- During this oxposi ion of the tendeneies of I.ocofoeo f If ns eminently iu ihlled to net las clio-cn part of ,-,, Mr.-!enton. s,t swe! , " with 1 'cone. alTa he prose -utor. nidge and execu.nncr, r; !, who ,ori. than onn ntcrrilpti;3 rj,r 'P , ,j InJ U, been tho of.j.ct of veneration, nll.-ctiun and , ;,. fju.e,, , v ,,nir' ,0 order When lie 6llP!,'5rl- Uli.siiin.h...lltiliirtl l,ov I l I. I V he-i hici-.elimiil. and the Sue iker announced ti now be-n ou'poured, while nroun.l h ni gVoined a ir.rurca ii.vcr'ng nro.vs, in nng- an iing, liereilitn rv hate kin lie 1 into new fury by the aroiing of lhe vile-t, most brutal and sordid passion. Among th crowds of si ners who fillel tho galleries, ho eould sejk ni friends, and but few among those aroiin I inm, oy r all of whom, lit yeirs gmio by, be h 1 1 held al most imperial s.vay. Tho vision of that hour, that nnment, I felt was worth more to me than all Ihe rest of my life. So rommiie or driuntb sceno if (ljtioii3 interest ever awakened by the piwer.s of pontic fincy, tho hi,;h emotions of thu solemn throb bing rtality. Mild, calm, unatr.trtl, tin leprcss'.d, he trrncd his m"!ok fire on a scene, app ilhug l- mnny a beirt that ltal n stouter cuyerinx, and raised Ins oicc. hi"h keved as unlremuloiis and fi'tu. Tho infirni'iies'of Oojy Uirappcnritl in a moment ; iti.I u you no'iced Ins shaking, half-palsied hind, jou did so (inly to think of the old IJoJj-o of tho Aduatic Kcpublio on "tho Uiani's stair-rase." '"Tiioa tremblest, I'uliero." '"Tn with ag then." At firet there was nithmg of in lignstion tn Lis tone, manner, or words. cold eurtmpt were nil. Hut s ion a thsh of withering -corii pirtii k ihn uiihniipy .Marshall to the earth, and a single breath blew nil his inock amy inio mr nnd snnke. "Jl!t mm mind!" O, it ws( xtpimie! l'o-jr Marshall is on ins buck, flat in tho mint, -and will never ris ngain. Hul tho grandest tiueh of the wh' le was whero Adams, in a tone of insulted nn innhsly, ond rtinvisorated spirit, siid, in rtp'yiotbe audariousand ntrn.-ious charge of ".'iig'. reason," "I cill for the rnJinz of tl.o first inrngrnph of the DcrLssATioxop iKiiErurncucr.! lliadul Ukah it! And imi' whiiW'ii says ol the ofapeojilo to re form, to change, to disilvo thtir government,'' Tholo k, the tone, the attitude and pi st'ueof the venerable and ittaiilte I pitriol, at that instant, w ere mmt iniDosIn,!. Tho voice was that of sovereign, in of a Ciesar to hij legions. Ilia Might Hooping fiame seenud lo ihlnlo nnd heighten i the burde'i of ii venty-luc years hail rolled from hunt nnd shone nut ahovo the digit t things nrrund him (who hid thought llirin'rlvcs his equals by being his ns .cnti s ) It'.e un nno:ntid, or an inspired ir"Mii-t. When lhe raider came to that pssage of iho Da ehra'ion Out sjlvninly deeluris Ilia right of Itefonn, Uevoliiiiun, and ns;stano to opprcASiou. tlm oiii mm Ibundirtsl out, "Head that a"tiint' And ho looked proudly nrouml onthn listrnmg audience, as no nearu tin iriutnpnani imuicaiinn so mjej fjrl h n 1 1 1 c i 1 j 1 1 o 1 1 s setlteiiets of our llevulutiansrv M.tanr, I'harta. 'I liosyitipathclic histamine! us rnvuliionof feel nr was tremendous and pal; able, ihnujh vui e less. I'.vcry drop of fete, bontst Lluod in thata-l nsscmhlatie. bounded with high inipuhct irid every fibro thrilled with the excitement. The whole action, thou.'h simple, natural, iiiiallw l.'J, was dramatic mid fIT'Ctivo beyond Shakspearc's noblest cinciition John Philip ICunble might h.uc learned in thu scliooi cf nature s oclnn. A strong exhibition of the facts in tlm . mnstlr In cold, ei'm, logical, meastired scntinccs, con. liirhd Mr. Adaum high-toned oppeil from n,0 prefniiH bab blet3of thiihvishgencrat1un, t ul.n silniisj Rubers cf tint ryVtin of Hevoluliunsry liberty r.f whieii he ,1 t!;s coeval nnd the nob'est chvninon and reprffrn. tative. And thrn lie -nt Jown, indicated, victorious Mr. Iherctt, of Vermont, a grave, q.i.'e(. uiiex citable man, eni'icM forijis pri..tenco.-,i,d coo.i dense then spo' a linrrty ji conlernintiin of ttw utroeious dsssult whieh the wos d resolulii u marl np0 encratln Adaun. nnd concluded by moving a nat. poneincnt until Monday. WariiIvoiiiv, I.'i 7 The I'ouoo of Itprtent.iiiTe$ husc difposcil of iho xed qutsiw I nt iisr 8Jiis;i;r totu;fre it f t) miny Mr. A 'amstti-.t lit' po-iiioti entitled hull t.) I is Hour, I ,.,tU! mnr.ler l.i. ih. ,.i,i. s.t, t7,u,1 i .' ' .hou2htolapirallcl'seene-"Then tgrippa fai Innto f", V0' 'JH r'J". 'nM .l1 "' nlfanll,n0 then t.i nak for thvse'f VnJ Pii'l sirei.-'ied fnrt', K n; 'iH V: 111 rilcr t0 - e 11 r ' nste an oppor- h nd in 'l si il "tretcien fort.i ,mlJ. of np!)y; ,hc rrmcdj. ncccs9arv (or ,uJ'vin. with cins'ilutionnl infi-uiity and ae-upon wl,o-e I rVnl ', ' , J; e ' "f ? 1 a"u"s'0 "',e Sc'" ,.,.nt, l.os.i ,t,- :.,tf i,.,.7;; ,,,i. I...! i.itorf'om ill souri hut only to have referred to the tin- days pint, Mr. Adams, truotohiii onginal purpose of not consuming tho time of tho House, if tho majo rity would withdraw ihe ml jeel mailer befote it, or get rid of it in any form, yielded the floor on n motion to lay tha wholo subject on tho table Mr. Dotln, of Va., mado the inolion, and a few words from Mr. Adam, reiterating opinions licroro expressed in re gard to tho consumption of lime, the motion was sub mitted andsustainc J by a majority o'some ten or fifteen vote.", in a vote exceeding two hundred. Tho ques tion of privilcgo being thus got rid.of the obnoxio iiic niorial wa rejected by la)iug the motion to rcctivc upon the table by a vote of four to one. Thn, as predicted at the outset, thin whole ques tion has ended in smoke after consuming about two eoks of the lime of tho House lo tho neglect of all olitr bu-invss. Thtco times before to-day the motion to lay upon the table was submitted, and three days it was rcjoctcd. Wearied and jidcd out with the sub ject and the debate, tho IIouxc have now done thai which should have bocn dono when the memorial ws first submitted. Tho reception of petitions under an order of the House seven or eight weeks in operation, was con tinued after tho ono memorial was hi I upon tho ta bic. Mr. Adams presented n score or two in relation tn slavery. Many of them were njected under the 'in rule so much tallcl of and so veil Known, nnd others, asking for tho repeal of tho 21st rule an i iuci djntil provisions, wero rejected after tho fashion cf hying the motion to rcccivo upon the table.- The oiilv niciiio'iils which were nfoireJ, at all hearing nn ihe sul j 'ct ofrla very, were petitions asking for the independence of Hay ti. The Senate hid a'liitle touch of the abolition fever tin Jer the operalion of Doctor Ca'houn. The excite which lias r viilaid for sjmo titno past at the other win;.' of the Capital, allected his own nerves to an extent that made him fetl that some of his own peculiar nostrums were necessary to quiet the public pulse. Accordingly ho come into tho Senate this morning with a long report frnn the committee on 1'tdcral Itel.itions in the Lcgis'atuto of South Caro lina in regard to the monstrosities of the bill to di'lri buto tho proc" Is arising from the sales of tho public Ian Is. Mr. CalliMw disposed of this by fraying that ho as proud to n present a Stato which held uit such opinion-, and to this he added that tiinctecii-twriilieths if nut miicty-ninc of one hundred of the people of Smith C'atolma, were opposed to the Dieliibulion Hill. ' This matter over, the committee on Federal Rela tion j bad another heating in reference to the pending controversy between the state of .New York and the stalo of Virginia. Mr. Calhoun first ordered the reading of the report of thcLcdrlativccommiitre, nnd the re-ulutbn accompanying it. The report, which you may have ?ecn. is vcrv spicy towards New York, and strung m defence f irginii. Sew York is accused of stialing negnrs from Virt'inii, and with ueh a foundation to start upon, an cdifico is I uilt one-bided enough to topplo over. A p'ech followed, in which Mr. Cillmuti with more than bis uual good temper, set forlh the griev anecsof the .S.mth. He approved of the Police act of ihe Legislature of Viri-'iiiU, anisaid Son'li Carolina and all the Smth. would stand by lur in resisting Ihe North.' Abolition, too, it was said, would load to i'iuni n, slavery at tho t-'outh was not regarded si np'y a '1 ncry, hut as a pililieal institution. There was no safety except in the resistance of in'erfeiencc. It begun naw in Virsinh with the restriction of inter course. This would heroine more general and ill tho end complete. Then came dissolution. .Mr. Cilhoun hiving finished what he had to say upon this s bject, a new de1 ale arosi 11,-on another .. - t: it t . . . . one, almost ns excilm:, 1 moan l ie Disln unon .mnyuivs since a resolution Inn liecn m- Inn I li.ll, jskinir tho com. on Public Lands to enq lire ritoihe crpe llency of makings litab'eproiision lor the distribution ol thosj receipts into the treasury from the tiUt of hmt occasioned by the refusal of Slates declining to accept the provision appropriated to then. This resolution in the order of business came up to.ihy, nil 1 u !"!ntc fillowed for fiiur hours, not only upon ;h- whole merits, of the land question, but upon a vatic v if topics connected with the Union, inliroct taxation and questions of n kindrcl clnr ac.tT. .Mr. '"ilhi'in and Mr. (llav had a liit'c snnrrimr ) and during iho debate, in a ci ntcst wilh spveral Sen j aiors, the Senator front Kentucky diplavfd a vitror of min 1 tr3iiccndenilvahoe every other effort of his since ihe co'iimenccment of the present scs-ion, and , cjiil t) alinost any di'id ly of his at any pericd "' ' A'- ,'r. Cn'h nn to )k this oeei hn niiin to talk , of disunion as ono of the e R et of the Land Hill. Of 1 all ih" iineo.iEtinitiomil mca arcs, this was the most unconstitutional in ins opinion. It was the maximum in the Senator's sei'e of abominations, and in the ex tent of its iincontituticnahti'-s. Of the ilehalf which was v mFt "much ado about nothing," it i hardly north while to lumber vour rnlumi bv "ajing more though I inven full report of it, ns nothing new wi sail. A-an inte'lectiial display it wis very good. Mr. Cay haunt: a little tussle, not only with the Se nator from South Carolina, but wi'h Mr. Wright, Mr. K'inr-of Alabama, and Mr. r.arlbnuake Allen or v.iuu. i nc eni Ohio. The end was emphatically "a'l tal'; and no cil1"" The Senate adjourned at five o'clock, and no .iJ ... ' unon the resolution Ni'thin ni-iv out nf('oonres. The nomination of ! Mmiiter U Mexico did not go in to-day. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Sr.NATK. Puring tho time appropriated to ihe pri-s-iitalion of petition--, Mr. T.illinadge, having of fered a mcmoriM remonstrating atninst the postpone ment of the bankrupt law, proceeded to comment up on Ihe cniirso taken unon thisstibinci by certain load- iui memhers of th" opposition, in producing an exei tn.l .inn ern'l.... ;.. ..I..:..-. .t.:. ...t. j"ct. In doing sJ, ho had. necessarily, lo allude in- . Him l levin- ill iliv . u ill ll . Ill III,. IU II1IS Mlll- it-et. In doiniT so. bo had. ncccssnrilv. in,. in. 1: i u.. . . .r... J ...t ,..... ,. ... i;iui-iii iiiy in uir i-uiirc riKeu i v .ur. ncuion re alive tl) lhe nntrr . nni, ,orcovcr, Mr. Tn Inndge freely .i.. ' .. .i' V . . ,h . . ' njetin r , ,he ,. cja,m ,n ig men ami , ijjns, of which tho .Senator from .Missouri wasa prom losinssiicnt jnent menib-r, ns in th"in fhes having been produc j"! ; ' live of lhe pecuniary ciils this beneficent law was in eonim -nifiiuiioii uie niensurcH oi inc rue anmiuistrn- tend?l to rem"dy i '.. ..-.i. ... ..i' 7., ' ii.u.s.iu.u r.. nnltf iffil opinions and conduct. Some convocation ensued, when Mr. Manstim rf fercd a rcsohrion lo raise a committee to inquire into the proper nnde to preserio lhe cood order of the S"inte, nn 1 especially lo consider and report upon the breach of order jjs' committed by the Senator from Misniii. The nialt;r wis, however, disposed of, by laying on the table. ccrcsm i.nd MOxry. Mr. Phy' rc ihition of inquiry into tho expedien cy of n division of the land money refused by Alaba ma and South Carolina, umotig the o:lier Ma'cs came up in order, After ad -si of Smalltalk, Mr Kinjj's amnhnont (touching the strikini; mil of the marrow nf then, nlution,) wasrejee-ed -'.0 to 23 the motion of .Mr. nevicr io my inc wuoio in.ii on Hie talilelmviiiL'pre- viniiatv Itnntt in il. i.u..,l.... 11 ... it ' Mr. Clay's resolution of inquiry was then ndopted !3t19. Ami on the vote being declared, Mr. Chv vent oycrto Mr i'rentissofVt.andsaid, "give us a linen nt fcniiO. ctr " 23 went pinch cf snii.T, sir.' rnTiTrovs. Tho me-nliTS from Maine but ,1,;.. ... themselves to div. The memorials wereol the usual character, nnd were dispose! of asusunl, Anionc the rest was one offered hy Mr. rescnden, of the Purt land d. strict, re! illve to nur cittmiinl lit,,!.. ........... in which Mr. IVs constiti.ents ore particularly inter ested. The memorial wasordcred printed and refer- u-ii iii uicijuni-nmcc on commerce. Mr. I'r'scmfeii pave notice of his intention to offer a resolution resemdine lhe twruty-lliM rule, by which eerlam petitions nrc denial a rcieptioii. ..nri cw.i.u, uii,eis.iiu'!i-i, mm inciueiitai transac tions which came to notbini'. tin- Hoh.a mi. ,..!. orderof tho morning; hour, being a proposition from iiiecninmiitecou inamiijcturcsto beallowtd to Bend for persons and papers in relation to thr TAnirr. M'.Tillill"h I9t Slllinorled this nrnnn.t,;n 6tdirab!e length, and demonstrated the nectssiiy of eiuntr the bommiilee the nowrr It desireil In ..rf.r , its acting underslandinxly upon the wiiehty matters n rem d lo it. Mr. Ilrown, of Teune-see, offered an absurd sound-! Ill lllf. tfllli li,i!!f ..m..l.l..n II.. II '. ,v : -w -j-iui'vsitK.Ti wiiiiui in ter! a proviso, that no witness slionM be,i.wl i. it, who is intcrtitcd in the mailers lo be mnuirnl of! A bu2hofdtri.-innfot!l edlbiaproiiosilioiil mid the luutrt vm-iii un nf -U"iiun II, .Mr. Wood, ofiVew York city, look the same side m the debate, and until tho muming hour was Ililieiil u, Wi:r.sip.y Ib. 5. run rAsisRt'i'T law. SrsiTo. Mr. Tallmailijepreniitid a memorial ot St. I.ouis meichonts, reiiinnnratint; nifatiisi the re peal or postponement of the bunkrtipl lawof the list sesilon. Ho congratulated tbn country upon aid in Ibis good cue coming from an uncApccled quirler. Jr. I.inn denied that any inference of the kind'i ju'tly Itn'cdiieed from this fact. The rent of th" time consumed upon this nirmon,i was deyuted lo iom reiimrks exp'anaiory of jc-stir-lav's little ulfutr, Inn nuibiuy new or inicrc s inL' wat t licit! d. sii;oiasii.Kf or iowrius, Mr. Kma's resolution, oirtrn l some time nen, fix. In 30th day of May for the adjournment of Concrcss einio pin order. Thoiuuvrr reeopilulaud lhe posi tions In- assumed befote, and tirneii that ihe iiubhc business iiiiht be rtuLhrd m the lime niiiicl, w r.r a ibu Senate is concerned. Mr I lay was wi'lmir for an eatlv adjourniiinl, but not bi fore lhe pi.bhe business could bo ntleiidl toduly. ltecmsidcrrd th. sinle of thingsat present suili as u, render II mipoMlhlc Usel upon It n-sv Mr. Kuij; movej tu postpf iv until .Monday n( ih-ii'-v. ns r.c iewisi ine n. oi mar .-sennrnr s m. clat'i MtsoturiOMS rsOrosTD aM:ii3iskts Or TUB CONbllTCTIOrs. Sir. Archer took the floor on this subject, and at first opposed the spii ittf the resolution-, as I thought, upon tho principle that all governments require checks mm uninncra, i iicsc arc provmea in mo ccubiuu- lion, and these resolutions would remove thent. Hut before ho had proceeded more than nn hour, ho ap peared to bo in Juror i f the resolutions, especially that abolishing or limiting the veto power. "Circum stances alter cases" seemed to be his maxim, and al though ho had once thought one way, bo had been Iroiight, bv recent events, boinlimated, to think the other, on this subject. Ho took occasion to bo very sovero in his allusions to Iho couiro of tho President. Mr. Morchend moved tn postpone tho considctation of tho resolutions until Monday next, which motion prevailing, Iho Senile adjourned. ANOTHER UrtCEZE, ALMOST. House. As soon ns Ihe journal was rtad, Mr. Oi'mer offered a written communication to tho chair, signed by himself, and Messis. Proffit, Ithctt, and Hunter, askinu to bo excused from farther scrvico tmi'li tho committee of foreign nfiairs, on account of .ur. Aunms ocing mo chairman tlicreol. Without tho slightest objection from sny quarter, and without n division, even, being called, the icquest was forthwith ginuted, somo unkind gentleman rut ting off all pos-ibilityof arow by moving thu previous question. Hut tho Housa choso toexcuso tho gentlemen with out such ceremony. Mr. Cost Johnson then rose and mado a similar re quest for himself. With eq ml indifference to tho mat ler. the llousccxciised bim also. Tho parlies to this fnrco seemed quite "flab' crgasl ed" lo find this now movement produco so littlo of a senation. ThoTTniisn then nroccpdnil lo receive rrnortsfrom committees, re olutions, &c, as usual, Jul inu the morning hour. roar.tas ArrAtcs committee. When Ibis committee wa called. Mr. John Ouincv Adams rose and stated tint such was the situation of Iho committee, they could not report. He suggested that the fivo vacancies therein be immediately filled. The Chair responded that it should be done, as a mat ter of couise. the TAnirr. Iteporls being finished. Mr. Woed claimed the floor, upon Mr. Saltonstall's resolution, reported from the cominillee if which he is chairmiiin, man uf ictiircs.1 astini to he authorized to send fur person and papers, as testimony touching lhe operations of tnetariil. Mr. Woo (in eppositinn tn tlio motion) had not fnvshed, yesterday, when the Hiuo went to the or ders of the day. He resumed th--floor, and proceed- d in his remarks against tho resolution. His objec tions v.'ere founded upon tho construction of tho com mittee, which represented the manufacturing interest teo entirely lo gunTantce an impartial imestigation of tho matter. He wanted tho information iieces siry fir tho House to act on, but lie wanted it on both si Irs. Mr. Wood having concluded, Mr. Lewis Williims moved lo lay the resolution on the table. The matter then dropped till to-morrow's morning hour. Fivo members of tho Committee on For eign relations, to wit: "tlessrs.Gilmer, Ithctt, Hunter, Proflit, nnd Cost Johnston, have ashed to be excused, op tho ground that they cannot consent to servo with Mr. Adams. They say in their communication that they aro satisfied that tho removal of Mr. Adams, as chairman, (a favorite measure with these ., , gentlemen, nnd one which their Into attempt to censure Mr. A. was designed to aid,) would not bo acceptable to tho House, and ns they do not consider him worthy of "this public trust," or their " confidence," they decline acting witli him. This was truly nn tinfortunato dilemma. Hut tho IIouso nt onco excused them, and tho Snc.iknr 1ms llio fnlloivinrr,, in flmic ! il -b s... stead : Mr. K. I). White, of Louisiana ; Mr. A. II. Shcppard, of North Carolina; Mr. Isaac E. Holmes, of South Carolina ; Mr. R. Chapman, of Alabama ; and Mr. M. A. Cooper, of (Jcorgia. So tlm Committee, ns now organized, consists of the following members: Mr. John Q. Adams, of Massachusetts ; Mr. C. Gushing, of Massachusetts ; Mr. II. Everett, of Vermont Mr. Francis Granger, of New York ; Mr. K. D. White, of Louisia- Mr. A. II. Sheppnrd, of North Caroli Mr. Isaac 1'. Holmes, of South Caroli Mr. H. Chapman, of Alabama ; and Mr . Cooper, of Georgia. AGitici'i.TfitAi. Statistics or Tiin Umted States. Wo are indebted to tho Philadelphia North American for the following statistics com piled for that paper, from tiie corrected returns of th i M irslnls for taking the sixth cencus j to which wc add the statistics of this Sta'c. Ihishels of Wheat, 81,3.3,272 The nreitest ipiauliiy is raised by Iho state of Ohio, Ili,o7I,CGl iho smallest by Louisiana, CO. It is raised m every state and territory in the Union. IJushclsuf Kye, 18,013,307 Tliestitonf Pennsylvania ihe greatest quan tity 0,01:1,873. The lerritcryof I'londa tho small, cs miaulity, 303 buhels. Hiishcls of Indhu, Coin 377,3151,573 The state of Tennessee mises tho largest ijtiantity, J 1,050,103 hu. in the District of Columbia the small est nmntity is raised 30,133 bushels. llushelsofOats 123.071,341 of liarley 1,161,301 of 7,291,7-13 ot Potatoes, 103,290,030 This state (I'lnnsylvania) is the largest polatoo grnwin; state 30,123,011 busbies. Pounds of Suifar mil? 133,100,B03 Tubicco cathired ...219,1G3,3I9 fiathercd in evtry statu and lirriiory in the Union. Pounds of Cotton Hiuhered, 700,179,273 Tonsof Hemp and Kl.iv 93.23U Valuo of Dairy Products, 833,737,003 Orchard do S7.230, 001 Tonsof Hay 10,213,1031 Gallons uf Wine made, 121,731 WON. CastIbos Number of rurnaccs 601 Tuns produced JsG.'.U! lUtt Iiios l'orges, Uiillltii; MillsAc... 793 Tons nroduceil 197.23) Tons of I'm 1 cousumtd 1,523,1 10 Men in Mining, 30,-197 Cup-ulinicsted, 820,132,131 IvU.lll. AsritBAciTi:-Tons raised (23 bin each) RC3,159 Caniul invrsted S 1,333.002 HiTOtiNors-lhishels raised 27,003,191 Catutal imesti-d S1,80S02 Horses and JIulos, 4,335,GG9 .i-aiit Cattle, Ua,iisi .Sheep 19,311,371 Swine 20,301,273 Value cf Lumber produced, 813,013,507 Skin' and I'urt do 81,003,830 A l'r.menoNtsi- ! Tho New Haven Her ald reports the case of a petition for divorce tried in tho Superior Court of Connecticut, on the Glli ins!., in which tlio following singular in cident occurred. The Counsel for the petition er blatod to tho Court that there was a witness present, w hose testimony was material to his case. She was tho wife of Mr. Leonard Tut tle, and ns the counsel stated, "She had told that nho saw a circumstance which would sustain tho charce undo against Mrs. Scott, but ho understood that clie would refuse to testify. She was a non-resistant. She had rcfuecd 'o como to Court subj'ana, and was now there in custody of an officer on capias. "Judge Church said to her, that if sho bad conscientious scruples against taking an oath, he might ajjirin, "She aiuivtcrod, '! decline Intake an oath, or gnu testimony ofany hind.;. it .1 :.. ii- .i-. i ,,. - ilia iiunur iiii.ii uiiuniicu iiur, wiai no wouiu trivo her time to consider about it and take ad vice of counsel ; and for thU purpose, sho could havu till thu opening of tho Court in tho after noon. "To which she answered, "J do not with any littio lo consider. I cannot racngmzi1 thu principles tin which Courts aro based. They aro not in accordance with tho principles of I'lirit-t. I have thought deliberately, and ask for no counsel, and wish for no time. 1 expect to abide tho consequcnccf." "His honor, directed Iho examination to 'pro. coed, and gac Mr. Tu'tlo till the afternoon to make up lurmind." 'J'l.c trial thrn proci'tdvd, ami other iwino-n- e.1 wera examined. In tho ttftcrnoon tho wit ness was again called, and tho following pro ceedings took place, as reported by the paper abovo named : " Mr. .fool Hininan, counsel for tho Petition, or, now rose and stated to tho Court that bo wished thu testimony of Mrs. Leonard Ttittlc. Judge Church asked If llio counsel on both sides could not agree, that the lady might tell her story without cither oath or affirmation. To this they agreed. Ilis Honor then requested Mr. Tutlle to toll what she saw, without go. ing through thu formality of oath or affirmation. To this she replied, " I do not feel at liberty to do so." Judge. .''Do you refuse 1" Mrs. Tuttle " I do." Judge. "I fco no way to avoid a commit ment ; and if I do it, I rIi.iII do it "vith moru re gret than I have felt in any official act 1 bavu done. Mr. Clerk, make out a warrant of com mitment for contempt of Court, till she give ov. idonco in this case, cr until further order of tho Court, and predicate it upon her refusal to give evidence either upon oath, or animation, or in any manner whatsoever." " The lady was then taken into custody. Mr. llinman asked his Honor if the husband of the lady might rro to Itil with her 1 His Honor an- a.vcrcd, that lie csrtainly had no objections, if the jailor had none. "Tlio cause rcmiins in statu quo ; and, un less tho lady gives in, or the Petitioner given in must, remain so to nil eternity. Tlio lady's husband, it is undDrstood, is like his wife, a per fectionist and noarcsistant, recognising no hu man institution. The lady expressed great satisfaction at the comfortable accommodations of Sheriff Curtis, and said they were much bet ter than thoso her Savior had. She is determin ed to bo a martyr of the ninctcelh century, and in no doubt now highly enjoying her martyrdom in her quiet way. And who shall gainsay her right to the crown ! Is she not pufluring, for conscience sake, as truly as over did the pil grim fathers 1 "Mr. Kbon C. Tuttle is said to belong to the same creed." Tun AnvowTn op Woman's Nights Tr.i UMfllANT at last ! Mrs. Abigail Polsoni, tho renowned and ever to be lauded champion of woman's rights, mado her appearance yesterday morning, ?t a meeting of the Massachusetts An-ti-SIavery Society, hold at tlio Melodeon, and commenced a most fearful and overwhelming philhppic against tho Doctors of Divinity, thu Chief Priests, Scribes, and Pharisees of our laud for nttumpting to abridge the glorious freedom of woman's tongue, which sho declares to bo a divine and inalienable right, more self evident than the Declaration of Independence itself. Several gentlemen, standing near her, en deavored to stop the "elackil" of the old lady's tongue, by tho gentlest means in their power ; but will, fierce and inijestic mini, and oyo in a fire phronzy rolling, she bid Ilium defiance, do daring, that in Iter own humble person, stood emhnui. u the divine principles which sho had advocated nnd if they gagged her, or removed auvocatr.u alio il inrv gagged lior, or rcmovei her, they assultcd the spirit of omnipotence it 'self. 1111 . It. , . I it cd to gather strength from tho operation, and j tor rr.Ttf lir.iin hro.l nn " ll!rt (Itn f.,f..s .r . ....,. ,j, .im in. iiiiiitii.u tj ii western steamboat, belching forth tho Haines cf tar and pitch, upon the midnight air. She scetn. oil to have a "yarn" at her tonmics end, lonrrcr 'ha" t!o en lle'si ciitertainiiionf of the Arabian Nights; mid the poor non-resistants, nconi" no hope of bringing the old lady to a close, prudent ly adjourned the meeting, retired from the house and left her spouting her lierco denunciations at the mute, inglorious walls ! Huston Times. ANOTiinn MATituiOMiAr. Victim. An inter csting divorce casu was bo Tore the Now Jersov legislature on Tu.osd.iy, of which the Nuwarl; AUl til llcl 'o .wi ,v.c.ji!iloiit givoa llio followiii" account ; A foreigner of very gentlemanly appearance, and of great pretensions, by false reprosotita- lions mgratiatcu nunseii into tlio allections of young orphan girl of 17, beautiful, accomplished I and an heiress. Her step-fithpr required ref. eronccs from him, and sent to France for corti-' licates of hn clnraclcr. A packngu of letters came, all of which spoke highly of hi,n ; but from this pichugc, it was afterward discovered, i letters from an eminent American, then in i France, had been abstracted, which would, if they had been received, have placed him in such a light as lo prevent the unhappy conse quence to her and her family. They wero nnr ried, and in 4 or 0 months it was discovered that he hid committed t'jrgcry to a largo amount. He lied to New Orleans, and then to Franco in the forecatlu of a ship ; thus aiming a deadly blow at tho happiness of his affection ito wile and unborn child. And it wasafterwerdsdisenvcred from loiters in h's appartmentsthit he had con federates rngigcd in a conspiracy to perpetrate forgeries to a large amount. Two years have passed, and nothing has been hoard from him And this divorce was riiught and granted (hy a votolio to !),) topreicntany claim by bim hare after to the property of his wife or the person of her child. Tiokk-Tail Escaped. A letter from East Florida, dated January 2'Jth. publish ed in tho Savannah Georgian, states that on tho 21st, nt Titmpa Bay, during the absence of Ne-0-ihloch-ki-ma.thla, his brother Tiger lail had command of tho band uf Ttillelms sians, nnd on that night mado tho attempt to desert. Fortunately, tho plan was discov ered, nnd most of tlu band taken. Tiger tail, however, throe warriors nnd four wonion, made good their escape. Mrs. Tiger-tail, and the hopo of the royal House of the Tigers, n lad of fifteen years, wero secured, which may indure thcsiro of tlm Tiger-tails to return. The letter adds ; ' Immediately nfter this break out, all the Indians ntTiimpa were put aboard uf the irmsports in the Hay, amounting to 310, including 100 narrtors. On the 23th instant, Major Plyinpton, 2nd Infantry, in command of eighty men nf that regiment, encount ered the famous chief, Halleek Tusleniiggee, at lhe bend of Hawk Creek, a iributiry of I)nn's Lake, easlif the St. Johns. A snug littlo ensued if forty-live minute, which resulted in the killing ol one soldier, an I two wounded j tho capture of two warnots one sinccdicd. Tho iroops had to advanco from the open pine wiwls, into a dense hammock, on the idge of which the reptiles were lying in wait, and nt twenty paces received thiir deliberate fire, but there was no recoil, or, if any was perceptible, 'H teas a little ahead,' for they mado tho rush into tho haiumccl,, and then were on an equal fooling with their savage foe." Three lives lost ny the flood! Mr. William V. Shaver, a respectable citizen of Littlo Falls, who had been with two of his sons in a waggon to visit a Daughter, returning homo on Sunday night in attempting to ford a swollen stream wlu'ch empties into the Mohawk got into a deep, rapid current from winch he could not rescue himself. His cries for relief were lieanl, but no rcliel coulil reach him. The neighbors however, rallied and extricated the hordes alive, and in the course of tho night found the remains of one of tho boys; and in the mortiinr they found tho budv of Mr. Nhni.-r. with that of his youngest nrm clinging, in death, to his back ! And thus perished the Fatbor and i two sons, tiio boy was llf.,1 If. Iilu . uacK Willi tlio wlnplat h. Kit. Journal, . . "v..- . . . I . v." " ttuivi KAIL-noAi) (treat I ccuht Train Itusiws iVi).s;!(rfs.llaiipeniiig to be near Iho depot of thnM'liil i.lolr.l.n mil lf-,,1 I. i -...... ...... ..WUM.Il- .IUIIIU.III, Ull .lillll. day afternoon last, we uero ttrucl; with tho loiigtn anil imposing appearance of a train of Utiriien cars about leaving for I'hiladclphi,!, and MiuMjUiiuuiiy procured sumo morn uetaileil in. formation in regard tint, which may bo of inter est to utir leaden-'. Thu train exclusive of tlm omrine. tender, and an extra car with wood and water, consitted of i in.- gomi Liny noiu lonu "iiKe mazes," on . . , : . this occasion, for three quarters of an hour ; and ,.c'c;ral lniPol'';'"' changes in our Constttu instcail of being wearied by the effort, she seem-1 'ion and voted to call a Convention to decide car, viz:- VO ear-, carrying 10 tuns hlnt'tin, II loailc J w th a droc oi fit pur" vr; all "a and kicking," and destined for the Philadelphia tnarkot. !23 cars with -123 barrels floJr, wheat, clover seed if-c. 0 cars with nails and iron from tho works of Koims, Whitakor & Co. If) cars with anlhricito coal from the 'mince the property of Graig.Ilollas cV-Co, (-by the way one of tlio most enterprising companies in the One car with grain, and twelve with cord Wend. Tito whole train was drawn by uno of Bald win's engines, and weighed 370 tona exclusive of the locomotive and tender I Tho train was probably increased before reaching Pliiladelplna.hy cars loaded with frieght at the vorious depots along tho lino. About GO freight cars containing on an average two and a half tons each, leaving tho Heading depot, twice a week, and tlio train generally numbers from 60 to 01) by tho lima it reaches tho city. JgaJ ing Pa.) Jour. Woor. Stouv. Tliu foPowing excellent story is told of Mr. Sheafe, a grocer in Ports mouth, N. H. ; wo see it in several of tho cast em papers : "It appears .t man had purchased a quail- my ui wooi irom mm, which nail been weigh ed and paid for, and .Mr. Slicafc had gono to the desk to get change for a note. Happening to turn his head while there, ho saw, in a glass that hung so as to reflect the shop, a stout arm reach up and take from the shelf a heavy white oak cheese. Instead of appearing suddenly and rebuking tho man for his thcfl.ns another would, thereby losing his custom forever, the crafty old gentletinn gave the thief his change as if noth- ing had happened, and then, under pretence of lining tho bag to lay it on a horse for him, took hold of it ; oil doing so, it appeared heavier than ho appeared to expect upon which ho exclained, w ny, o;css me, I must hive lockoned tho weight wrong." "Oh, no," said tho other, "you unybosuro of that, fori counted thorn with you." "Well, well ; we won't dispute about the matter-it's easily tried!" replied Mr. Sheafe, putting the bag into the scale again. There!" said he, "I to.'d yuti so know 1 was right made a mistake of nearly twenty pounds Tbow. ever, if you don't want 'the whole, vou nced'nt have it I'll lake pari cf il out !" "io, no." said tlio other, staying the hands of Mr. Sheafe on his way to the strings of tho bag, " rather guess I II take the ichnlr !" And this ho did, paying for his rascality by receiving skim milk cheese at the price ol wool !" FRIDAY" MORNING. bT.llRUAUV, 18 18U. COUNCIL OF CENSORS. The Council of Censors closed its ad journed session in this town on Tuesday morning of this week. They have proposed upon their adoption. ' ' Flio following out line, wo believe, embraces all the essential alterations which they recommend to the people lo incorporalo into their Constitution. I. An extension of the term of service of the Judges of the Supreme Court from one year to seven years. II. An extension of the term of service of Senators in our Statu Legislature, from one to three years one third of the whole number lo bo elected annually. Ill- To lube front ill. 3 Legist. IllirC tllC appointment of Sheriffs and High nailiffs, and give tlio election of those officers to the people of tho several counties also lo givo ,I0 clt.ction 0f Justices of tho I'eaco to tho i c, . i,col,lu 1,1 lllG wns in which they reside, IV. To change the time for electing Stmc Officers from the first Tuesday of Sep! , , . rn , A , 1 , lun,uor ' ",c "' I uesday ol October, and the lime for tho meeting of tlio Legislature from tho second Thursday of October to the list Thursday of January. V. To enable thu Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Judges of the Su preme, County, and Probate Courts, Secre tary of Statu and several othor Stato and County Officers, to hold their respective of fices until their successors aro elected and qualified. VI. To dispense with the forwarding to tho Stato Legislature) the ballots for Gover nor, Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer requiring only the several presiding officers' certificates of tho number of votus cast for each candidate for those offices respectively. VII. To submit nil amendments, which succeeding Councils may hereafter recom mend, directly to the Pnoru: themselves, instead of' subjecting them to the supervision of a Convention of Delegates. These, wo believe, comprise nil the essen tial changes in tho Constitution which tho present Council of Censors liavo determined to recommend. Other alterations, somo of more importance, somo of less, were pro posed, discussed and rejected. In regard to tho innovations which tho Council have voted to recommend, wo have, nt present, hut n remark or two to make. Tho seventh article of the proposed (intendments, ns wc have arranged them, stiikes us as n more de cided improvement than cither of tho others, and wo hopo il will ho ndopted by acclama tion. It is certainly in harmony with the theory of all our institutions, both State nnd National that, in establishing the funda mental Law, the Dkmocracv or Nminniis should govern. We shall advert again soon to the subject of the proposed nltorations. Wo believe tho Council fixed upon the first Wednesday in January for the Convention of Delegates to assemble nt Moutpeliur, for the purposo of deciding upon the nmendmonts. THE TARIFF SYSTEM AGAIN. Tho three leading Tory journals in this stato llio Montpelier Patriot, tho Wood stock Spirit of tho Age, and tho Huilington Sentinel havo takon ground, decidedly and strongly, against tho principle of a protec tive Tariff. This wo knew they would be compelled to do, if they continued to net with thu Tory party for that party is ruled with a rod of iron by Iho Southern Slave inter est. Thus it is, thus it has been, nnd thus it over will he. It was tho policy ol Mr. Van Huron to " carry thu South by falling in with Southern measures, nnd tho North by parly machinery." llcncn wo saw Northern To ries uniting with Southern slave-holders to enforce tho infamous " Gng Resolution " of Aiherton. Henco wo saw Van Hu ron pledging himcelf in advance io veto any hill fur the iihnlilion of Slavery in lhe District of Cntimiliin. Hnnrn tvn nam sen tho Tory members of Congress from tho rrco stales oniting Willi Southern .slave holders in an inglorious war ngalnst pro tecting tho frco labor of tho Norlh, against tho right of petition, tho right of frco dis cussion, and tho liberty of tho press and against Ex-President Adams, tho great champion of all. Hut let those Philistines come upon tis with rabid ferocity, wo ore prepared to meet thent on this issue. Lot the Shvc-holdcrs of tho South nnd tho lories of tho frco States unilo wilh ferocious fuiy in an unholy war against tho rights nnd tlio labor of tho North against all who aro more industrious, and, therefore, moro prosperous, than themselves, and, elated with tho pros pect ol anticipated triumph an easy victo ry, let them aim their despcratu attacks at the foundation of our social prosperity and endeayor to reduce ull lo n level with their own profligate nnd licentious indulgence. Let them prosocuto their insano war upon our domestic industry let ihem endeavor to "still the music" of the shuttle and tho loom, lo strike tho tool from tho hand of iho mechanic, nnd closu tho shop of tho trader, by destroying that credit hy which alone ho is cn ibled to enter upon tho business to which ho has been educated and hy which hu Hopes lo live and thrive. I ho great mass of tho Whig parly nro ready to meet them, to do tlieir duty and maintain their princi ples lo the last. They have sworn uncom- omising hostility to a nartv which is en deavoring to Ir.ttnplt! down their rights, lo gag llio freemen of the iSortli and grind thorn lo powder nnd thc-io will he no retroating, no flinching. Tho harder they nre nuslied. thu moro furious tho assault, tho moro spir ited and vigorous will bo their resistance, and they will contend to the death for the great cause in which they nro united. Such is llio determination of tho Whigs of Ver mont, and wo havo no doubt such is tho spirit which animates till New England. (tTho point in issue betwrcn the Watchman and us was whether wc had con demned Mr. Young in an niticlo wo wrote somo three or four weeks since in regard to tho repeal of tho Bankrupt Law. Tho Watchman says, or did say, yea, wo say nay and wc cheerfully submit thu decision of the question to llio readers of the Free Press, not wishing to prolong tho controversy with our neighbor. Wo will, howover, say that, in tlio article in question, wo simply expressed tho almost unanimous opinion of tho lugs of this district. This wc know. Nor do we wish to retract, modify, or ex plain a single sentence of tint article. Tho Watchman, however, thinks that, in express ing our concurrence in lite sentiment of u paragraph taken from tho same paper in which lie so kindly volunteered to dijcntl Mr. Young against our attack, we implied ly condemned bim, (Mr. Young,) ns much ns hedid. And so wo did, as tar as his, (Mr. Vs) voto on tlio Bankrupt Law was concerned, though wc did not intend to do so at tho time. Tho W. will, howover, recollect that wo did not say, "strictly speaking," that the paragraph in question condemned Mr. Young. Wc said it was more severe upon him than any thing tec had previously written, and that is still our opin ion. Thu Watchman siys, though, that it did not in thai sentence, condemn the votes oven of the Tories. lie only meant to s ty that "their votes wero given without rejerence to the merits of the bill, in a factious spirit and for a party end." That's all. Now thu Watchman will excuse us for say ing that this lo us is an abstraction, the force of which wo can not fully comprehend. Nevertheless, wc cheerfully reciprocate tho courtesy of our neighbor, and say "ire arc bound to prcsumo'' tlmre is something in it, since ho says there is. Tho Watchman closes its rejoinder by tho sagacious obser vation that "if the Bankrupt Law were half as necessary nnd popular as it is said to hr, the people would soon find means to force it through Congress." And have not the peo ple forced it through Congress And did they not literally "force" the Senate to pre vent its repeal Tub Question of Vehacitv nr.TWcnMn Hotts and Mr. Upsihmi. Mr. Butts is ns good ns his word, and appeals in tho "In dependent," with lhe proof of falsehood with which ho threatened the Secretary of the Navy. Spunking of the Secretary's letter, lie says : " Kor inflated arroince, prevarication, and unguait ed inconsistency and contradiction, it can find no parallel in the writings of puhhe men, with all the blunders and ciiipidiiy with which tho country has been cuiscd for lliiiteeii years." Again ho remniks : " Already hue I, in a former tetter, demurred lo lhe limitation attempted tn be imposed upon me by con fining me in iho selection of my witnesses io men of iruth s bula9 ho will himself be the first witness that I shall introduce, so shall be be the onlyonefor whose iciacity I will not touch." ho then p oceeds to demonstrate his point, viz : that tho Secretary was "an open unqualified advocate of disunion," by ihreo separate sorts of testimony ; 1st. hy extracts from his acknowledged writings; I'd. by his conversations when Mr. Bolls was himself present; 3.1. and by ktho undisguised part .which ho took in tlio nullification movements from 1828 to 1S3G. Under tho first head, ho cites a great many passages liom tho Southern Magazine, for January, 1811, "Revolutions in disguise," winch go moro or less to establish his posi tion. But tinder iho second head, wo havo something more pertinent, in a letter from Phillip Harrison, of Richmond, who refers to several occasions on which Judge Upshur has expressed thu opinions charged upon him particularly at Williamsburg, Va., where ho was holding a com I. '' He llicresaid.'m a conversation not at nil pinnlr, or confidential, that the I'tium of Ihc States, soomr or later, must be ditohed t he believed it to be una voidable) and, in bis opinion, the sooner it occurred, or was brought about, the better for Virginia and the southern states, or slave holding stales; that in the formation nf the Union, ihenorthcru andt-astcru stales had obtained ereal advantage-over the southern; or, to use lhe Judge's phrase, the so ilh, in lhe forma lion of the Union, In I made n bad barjrain: and that the admiuiiitraliiiii of the eowrnirtnt had mado it worfc "ha the policy nfihc government and impo f.twn sj tat iff 1 ptc'u I ''it poitris' mrn' and would ultimately ruin, the southern states llio southern pcoplo would bo tho mere 'hew'" 01 wood and drawers of water,' or the slaves of the cast crn and northern : that tho latter states had already acquired tho ascendancy in the councils of Ihe ftation; that lhe rapid increase of the pcpulatioa of these states or rtionon-slavbholding stales, vriwld render thilal9 of things permanent, il the tlniori continued tht, in consequence of these. advomaec, and the creator cap ital of tho northern arid eastern states, ihey had al ready monopolized a largo portion of the proper trado of Iho south, and every year would render it worse. Tho Judse endeavored to enforce and illustrate then opinions, by reference to a great many facts and by much reasoning," To this is added a letter from Mr. C. M. Braxton, who says that tho Judgo was a boasting advocate of disunion : "Convcrsin,? with Judgo Upshur some years since, in llio stnct8 of Norfolk, on the subject of nullification, I said I considered the doctrine of nullifi' ation a here sy, dangerous in this, that many persons who had not access lo correct information would bo led olf by the plausible arguments by which it was supported ! for all havo the. r filc-lcadcrs. '1 he Judge said, I havo no file leader. I replied, you have no occasion for a file-leader, as your situation in life enables you to ob tain correct information for yourself I although, said I, jealinsly. somo say Sir. Calhoun is your file-leader. Judpo Up'liur then mado use of Ihe figurative expres sion of which I havo spoken : "Ifo, 1 have no filo lcader, and I claim the credit of being tho first Vir ginian who ran up thollag of disunion." What was intended by this expression 1 cannot say. It was used, as I have Fiiid, in connexion with the subject of nul'ification, and if any qua'ificatiou accompanied tho remark, it hn cs-japed mo." Finally, by a letter from Edward W Johnson, detailing the circumstances that led in 183G to an effort to revive tho Southern Review, ho says ; ''. corps of lhe ablest writers that could be brought to tho dilcnco of the south was. of course, to bo en. listed. Most of those w ho were fitted lo aid in such n design were consulted, cither 1'ircclly or through those who could s,.cak for them. It was in forming this list thai, while eanasing the a sistance i f Judco Upshur, 1 learned whnt was, in Carolina, uraou h's tloer friends, ripulcd tn be the Knath to which his opinions went. 1 was told that he had passed far be yond nullification; tint ho now regarded disunion as tho only safety fur lhe south j and that he hid dtttr inincd to devote Ins future life to that cruse." Mr. Upshur has published a letter requesting tho public to suspend their judgment upon the cato presents by .Mr. Holt's letter, nil ho can pre. pire a rep y to the charges made and thu evidence adduced against him in that docununr. his said that he will deny the authorship of one of lhe articles attributed to him by .Mr. Hotts, and ad duce evidence in opposition to some of the allegations made by that gentleman and his friends. EX-PRESIDENT ADAMS. The Resolutions of thu Slave-holders to censure Mit. Adams for doing his duty, has been laid upon tho table for ever, by a volo of 10G lo 93. Every Tory member from the free States with five exceptions, voted with Southern Slave-holders against such a disposition of the resolutions. During tho whole discussion thu Northern Tories with hardly an exception, have been tho moro tools of the Slave-holders aiding them, vo ting with lliem nnd doing every tiling to em barrass Mr. Aiams, whilo tlio Northern Whigs havu rallied to tho defence of tho ! veteran legislator with a spirit and unanimity winch has gained for ilium thu lasting grati tude of the venorablu uld man. (CTTlie Woodstock Spirit of tlio Age, seconds the cull upon the people wo mtttlo some time silicu to mark the division of par lies on tho Tariff epicstion, admits its Tory brethren in the free status aro unilud with tho slave interest of tho South in opposition lo the protective system, and embarks in tho discussion against the Tariff policy with its usual spirit and ability. This is frank and above board. We have not room this week to notice llic argument of tlio Ago against protecting free Labor wc shall take up tho subject at an early day,howovor,tind endeav or to show tho falacy of its reasoning. Run-sAL or I.vronMATiOK on the Subject or the TABiir. It will be seen by the proceedings m Congrcs, that on Thursday last, tho llouss of ltep-rcsetitativc- l.tid upon the table, by aeons perable ma jority, the resolution reported by Mr. Saltonstai i, in behalf of the Committee on Manufactures, author izing that committee " to scud tor vitnc8es, and toko testimony on the subject of the present Tariff Laws, their opciatiou upon tho interests of the country, and tho alteaations which these interests rr.av requ re." Tho toto to lay ibis resolution on the table, was pass ed by Vcas nnd A'nys, 103 to 7D nnd wc mproso it mii-tbe taken as conclusive evidence that the pres. enl Congress is determined lo keep its errs closed a gainst any nnd all information en the s-.bject of the manufactures and the labor of our cointry. The la bor of foreigners h still to hivj preference in the pro tecting inllucnce of our Got eminent and the I'tople if they expect this great predominating intirest to ho chcri.-hcd and protected, must h'ok ton, in tlieir i lec tions of members of the next C' ngress Host. Mini, flMr. Secretary Upshur has had a very severe attack of tho Hotts 1 danger ous complaint which has prevailed somewhat extensively among tho Abstractionists of late. TiiK Hon John Qetxcv Adams. We un derstand that the f illwing requisition to tho Mayor of liroklyn, New York, is in the course of signature : Wcj the undersigned Citizens of Brooklyn, impressed with sentiments of admiration for thonnbleand patriotic course pursued in Con. gross by tho Hon. John Quincy Adams, res pectftilly request that you will be pleased to call a public meeting at such time and place as your Honor tmy see ft', to alforJusthe oppor tunity, by a suif.iblo Addioss or Resolutions, to express our deep-felt gratitude frr the undatin. ted conduct of .Mr. Adams, who, by his firmness to secure the right of Petition, has shown a rare example, in these degenerate days, of the fearless intrepidity by which our forjf.ithers sc. cured to us the blessings of our free Coiistim. tion. Fnr.Ncti Languaiie. It will bo observed, by referenco to our advertising columns, that Mr. Bouchetl's second course of in struction commences on Monday evcniDg. Of his ability in this line, we havo most am ple testimony, iii the succoss which has at tended his first course, and we do not per mit ourselves to doubt that the second will bo even better sustained. The opportunity should not bo neglected by those who hava an interest in tho subject. Tun Santa I'k Texan Prisoners Tho New Orleans papers, received this morning, published lato news from Mexico, with further advices from the Santa I'e Expedition. A long account of their capture is given intheBee, which confirms our previous advices that they wero induced to surrender to the Mexican troops from tho false promises made to them of being well truatcd and sent back to Texas, and through tho faithless representation ofa Cap. tain Lewis, who obtained his own liberty, and the privilege orimporting goods free of duty in. to New Mexico, as a rcwaid for hib treachery. A band of IK), it is stated on the authority of a gentleman just from .Mexico, had reached that city in a wretched crndition, having been marched barefoot and almost naked from ths place of tlieir capture. Among them was tho son of General Coombs of Kentucky. So far from being well treated they wero chained in pairs, and compelled tc work in Iho streets as common felons. Tho resident .Ministers of foreign countries had i. terfcrt'J to prevent this, hoi without euccvw vung t'oottibs wei very 'I, he contitutini

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