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political excitement was great. It was better to the merits of a bill not then under considera-
nullification, or whatever else it might be calle
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27. of the question had been based upon another
In the SENATE, yesterday, Mr. HOLMES bill. The whole argument, he repeated, had submitted a resolution that the Senate would, been carried on upon another bill; and the case at one o'clock to-day, enter into the election of had been argued as if the bill now before the a Sergeant-at-Arms, in the rooni of Mountjoy House had been, not to remit ten milli
Bayley. Mr. King, from the Committee on duties, but to impose that amount of additional Public Lands, reported, with an amendment, taxes. Let them perfect the bill upon that the bill prescribing the mode of recording principle-remitting to the south eight or ten signing, and issuing, the land patents of the millions of taxes and then would gentlemen United States; and, on motion of Mr. Poir. go home to the south and say, this villainous Dexter, the amendment was ordered to be Congress has brought forward a bill to remit printed. Mr. FORSITH, from the Committee taxes to such an amount; but because it would onCommerce, reported the bill from the House not agree to destroy all manufactures, we vot- making appropriations for the improvement of ed against the measures. Would gentlemen certain harbours and the navigation of certain say this? If so, and they were then disposed rivers, with several amendments, which were to go to war with windmills, why, let them. ordered to be printed. Mr. Dallas presented How would they appear, he asked, when their two memorials from citizens of Pennsylvania, constituents inquired in reference to the tariff, remonstrating against any reduction of duties on what Congress had done? Would they say protected articles of importation. The joint they could not vote for the bill because Coul resolution authorizing the President to congress refused to set fire to tbe manufactures of tract for a full length pedestrian statue of the north, the centre, and the east? The peo- George Washington, was read the third time ple night say we paid such a duty on tea, have and passed. Several bills were ordered to a they done nothing with that? The reply would third reading. On motion of Mr. CHAMBERS, be, oh yes, to be sure, they have recluced the he bill for the relief of Ephraim Whitaker, reduty on that. How then with cotton bagging?jected some weeks since, was reconsidered, Yes, they have reduced it on that too. With and, after a discussion, it was passed-yeas 24, coffee, with negro cloths, &c.? Why, yes, nays 20. On motion of Mr. Harne, the Sen. they did take off these duties, on cotton bagate went into the consideration of Executive ging 30 or 40 per cent., but they would not business, and, when the doors were opened, destroy the manufactories. Mr. Adams follow. adjourned. ed this line of argument for a short time, and In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, then briefly recapitulated his former remarks. Mr. SEMMES moved a reconsideration of the He was proceeding to maintain that the bill vote of the preceding day, rejecting the bill was in alleviation of the oppression of which granting certain lots of land to the Columbian the south complained, when, amidst cries of College in the District of Columbia; and the mo. order, order,
tion was agreed to. A letter was received from The Caun stated, that upon the question the Sergeant-at-Arms resigning his office, and before the House, it was not in order to discuss the same, together with the books and paper
connected with his official duties, was referred simile of the President's signature to each pato the Committee of Accounts.
ent, and providing for the appointment of a re. A resolution was passed directing the Door-corder to sign the patents, with the commis. Keeper of the House to officiate as Sergeant-at. sioner of the General Land Office, and also pre Arms for the remainder of the present ses. scribing the form of the same. After a discussion.
sion, in which Messrs. KING, POINDEXTIB, On the motion of Mr. Jounsox, of Ky. leave WEBSTER, and Forsyti, took part, the bill was of absence, for the remainder of the session, further amended, by providing that it shall not was granted to Mr. Angel, of New York. go into operation until August next, and order.
Mr. Briggs, from the Committee on Enrolled id to a third reading. Mr. Cuat submitted a Bills, reported various bills.
resolution relative to the cholera. Mr. CRANE, from the Committee on Revolu Mr. Dallas presented a memorial from sun. tionary Claims, reported a bill for the relief of dry citizens of Montgomery County, Pennsylthe legal represeniatives of Thornton Taylor, vania, protesting against any change in the pro. deceased; it was read twice and committed.
Mr. CRANE, from the same committee, re.. The bill for the relief of John Lacy, and the ported unfavorably in the case of Joseph West, bill for the sale of unlocated lands and lots in and the report was laid on the table,
$the United States Military District, in Ohio, for After the transaction of some further business, purposes therein named, were read a third time the House resumed the consideration of the and passed. Various bills, received from the Tariff question, on wbich it had been engaged House, were reaj, and referred to the appro. until the adjournment the preceding day. The priate committees. discussion of the numerous amendments sub The Senate then took up, as the special opo mitted, was continuing when our paper went to ders of the day, the bill, reported by the Compress.
mittee on Manufactures, for the distribution
among the several States, for a certain period, THURSDAY, JUNE 28.
of the proceeds of the public lands. In the Senate, yesterday, Mr. HOLMES suba Mr. King rose 10 speak on the question.miited a resolution permitting the doorkeep- Premising that nothing but the position in er of the Senate, (Mr. Shackford;) to attend a which he stood, in connexion with the Coma. committee of the House of Representatives, as mittee on the Public Laads, and the paramount a witness, to testify in matters pending before and vital importance of the measure could in. them, in pursuance of a summons to that effect. duce him to discuss it at the present period of Mr. it. offered this resolution under the belief the session, the honorable Senator proceeded that the officers of the Senate, were, in like to address the Senate in a speech of considera manner with the Senators, exempt from a pro- ble length, in which he combatted as eroneous cess of this nature. The resolution was oppus- the posi ions and principles laid down in the se ed by Messrs. GRUNDY and Clay, who differed port of the Cominittee on Manufactures, and with the mover in the opinion than an officer of replied to the arguments in the late speech of the Senate was exempted from such process; the Senator frut Kentucky, (Mr. Clat,) in and Mr. Clay moved to lay the resolution on support of the bill. He protested agaist the the table.
Mr. F'HELINGHUYSEN said, he had measure as unjust to the new States; and de been informed that the course of the House of nied the assumption that it would meet with Representatives would not require the attend their concurrence. ance of the Senate's officer during its sittings, The gentleman having concluded, the queso but proposed to go through his examination in tion was then put on the amendment pending the evenings of each day, after the adjourn- viz. to substitute 15 in lieu of 10 per cent. of ment. The resolution was then laid on ihe ta- the sales, 10 be given out of the proceeds in ble. The resolution of Mr. Holmes, propusing be first place to the new States
. But, before that the Senate should go into the election of the question was taken, a desultory conversaSergeant.at Arms, came up for consideration, tion having arisen, during which ar. Moors and, on motion of Mr. H., was laid on the ta-nad moved an indefinite postponement of the ble, with an understanding not to take it up du- bill in order to bring the whole subject before ring the present session. On motivn, by Mr. the Senate, coupled with the adverse report POINDEXTER, to take up and consider the bill from the Committee on Public Lands, and Me. concerning Martha Randolph, representative Ewing, of Ohio, espressing a design to speak and only surviving child of Thomas Jefferson, on the question, the Senate, on the mution of it was decided in the negative-yeas, 15-nays, Mr. HAYNE-adjourned. 23. The bill for the relief of Farish Carter was IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, taken up, on motion of Mr. Forseti, and, af The resulution fixing the day of adjours. ter a brief discussion, the bill was amended, ment was called up by its introducer, Mr. and ordered to a third reading. On motion of Boon, and mouified by him so as to provide for Mr. King, the Senate souk up and considered the adjournment of Congress on the 5th Jals
; the bill providing for the signing, recording, (Thursday next,) instead of the day assigned and issuing of paients for the sale of the public by the resolution as originally framed. lands, the question being on the amendment, A call of the House was moved for and proreported by the Committee on Public Lands, ceeded in, until Mr. Williams expressed a striking out the provision for attaching the fac-hope that a final action would be taken on the
The further proceedings on the call were
FRIDAY, JUNE 29. then suspended on motion, and the previous In the SENATE, yesterday, Mr. FRELING question was called for.
HUYSEN submitted res lutions adopted at a The vote upon the previous question was, meeting of sundry citizens of New Jersey, re. ayes 63, noes 59.
monstrating against any interference with the Mr. EVERETT, of Vermont, asked for the protective system. Mr. Maxcr presented a met yeas and nays on the main question, and they morial from Josiah Jenneys, stating shat he had were ordered and taken, when the votes was, discovered a new and certain method of preayes 90, noes 83.
venting the explosion of steam boilers, and The question then recurred on the resolution praying that a committee may be appointed to 10 adjourn on the 5.b of July.
consider the principles of his invention, and to The question was taken and decided in the recommend such compensation to him as it denegalive; ayes 90, noes 96.
served. The resolution, submitted by Mr. The SPEXken laid before the House à com- Suita, directing the Secretary of the Treasury munication from the Postmaster General.
to prepare, and report to the next session of The SPEAKER also presented a communica- Congress, a bill fixing the compensation of the tion from the Secretary of State:
custom-bouse officers throughout the United Mr. EVERETT, of Massachusetts, moved for States, was considered and agreed to. The rethe printing of 2000 copies of the report, and solution, submitted by Mr. Clar, for the apthe motion was agreed to.
pointment of a committee of both houses of Mr. Brancu moved to take up the naval bill, Cungress, to wait on the President,and request which had passed the Committee of the Whole, him to appoint a day of fasting, bumiliation,and and the rule was suspended for this purpose; prayer, on account of the Asiastic cholera, was ayes 90, noes 44.
considered, and, after some remarks from Messrs. A number of the bills which had passed Clar and FRELINGHUYSEN, in its support, and through the committee were then read a third from Mr. TAZEWELL, in opposition to it, agreed time and passed.
to-yeas, 36; nays, 13. Mr. CHAMBERS, from The act to provide for the construction of the Committee on the District of Columbia, re. two stone batteries, was then taken up, and up. ported a bill making an appropriation to assist on the question of the passage of the bill, the the corporation of Georgetown in the erection yeas and nays were ordered and taken, when it of a bridge across the Potomac, opposite that was carried in the negative; ayes 74, noes 99. town, which was read and ordered to a second So the bill was rejected.
reading. Several bills were ordered to a third The bill to provide for paying certain arrear. reading; and the bills for the relief of Farish ages for surveys, the bill for rebuilding the tri. Carter, and for the appointment of a recorder gales Java and Cyane, and the bill for com- for the General Land Office, and presenting a pleting the rebuilding of the frigate Macedo.mode in which patents for the public lands shall nian, were severally read a third third time and be granted, executed, and issued, were seve. passed.
rally read the third time and passed. Upon the question coming up on the bill to A joint resolution for the distribution of the incorporate the St. Francis Road Company in returns of the 5th census to the members of Arkansas,
Congress, public Departments, federal officers, Mr. SUTHERLAND urged the House to pro. &c., was ordered 10 be engrossed for a third ceed with the amendment to the harbor bill. reading; and the resolution reported by the Li
The St. Francis Company Road Bill, was, brary Committee, for the purchase of twelve however, taken up, and after some discussion, sets of the most approved maps of the several rejected by a vote of ayes 73, noes 89. States and Territories of the Union, with which
Mr. DEwart, by the unanimous consent of to furnish the several committee and other
the special order.
Mr. EWING, of Ohio, rose and addressed the on the table, and ordered to be printed. Senate in a speech of considerable length. Afo
Mr. SUTHERLAND and Mr. Duncan rose to lie stating the question as then pending, on gether to move the House to proceed with the the motion of the Senator from Alabama, (Mr. barbor bill, which had been returned, with Moors,) to indefinitely postpone, in order to amendments from the Senate, Mr. SUTHERLAND, bring up for consideration, the measure on the after some remarks from dir. Duncan, stated same subject, from the Committee on Public that the works fon this Delaware breakwater Lands, proceeded to reply to the various argu. Were suspended in consequence of the delay ments adduced on the previous day by tho in the passage of this bill; a vote was taken on a chairman of that Commitiee, (Mr. Kise,) and motion to suspend the rul«, in order to take up to support the system, as reco:nmended by the this bill, when there appeared, ayes 98, noes Committee on Manufactures. 87. So the rule of the House was not suspend. Mr. Bexton followed in opposition to the ed, the motion requiring a vote of two-thirds. bill, and in answer to the arguments of the Sen.
The House tiren resumed the y. sideration ators on the other side. On concluding his ro of the tariff question.
marks, the Senate adjourned.
The HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVEs was ordered and proceeded in until a full assembled at 10 o'clock.
House having been formed, it was suspended. Mr. PLUMMER moved a reconsideration of the
Upon the putting of the main question, the vote of yesterday, on the motion of Mr. Boun, yeas and nays were taken, and it was decided for an adjournment on the 5th of July. in the affirmative, ayes 132, noes 60.
Mr. WICKLIPPE, moved to lay the motion for The main question, which was on the pasreconsideration on the table.
sage of the bill, was therefore ordered to be The yeas and nays being called for and or- put. dered on this question, the vote was taken, Mr. BARAOUR, of Virginia, and Mr. Clar, of ayes 74, noes 95.
Alabama, rose to ask for the yeas and nays, So the House refused to lay the motion for which were ordered and taken. reconsideration on the table.
After the votes were given, but before tho Mr. Clar moved the postponement of the result was declared, Mr. Beardsley asked perquestion till Monday next.
mission to vote, but it was withheld. Mr. WICKLIFFE moved the previous ques The vote was, ayes 132, noes 64. tion upon the motion for postponement, as he SO THE BILL WAS PASSED. was satisfied, from the vote upon the motion to lay on the table, that the House was anxious to
SATURDAY, June 30. arrive at a decision upon the subject.
In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, The main question, which was on the recon- after the reading of the journal, Mr. HOWARD sideration, was then ordered, and the motion said-Mr. SPEAKER : The painful duty bas de was agreed to.
volved upou me of announcing to you and to Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, suggested a the House, the death of GEORGE E. MITCHELL modification, appointing the 9th of July as the a Representative from the State of Maryland. day of adjournment, instead of the 5th; and the The inform state of his health, for some time modification was accepted by Mr. Boon. past, has been well known to the House,' and
Mr. Clar moved to amend by inserting the the struggle between a naturally robust constie 16th, instead of the 9th, as the day of adjourn. tution and an obstinate discase, is over, and he ment.
sleeps with his fathers. It is but a short time Mr. HUBBARD called for the previous ques. since we had to follow to the tomb one of our tion, and the call was seconded by the House, compapions, who was suddenly cut off in the ayes 108, noes not counted.
meridian of his usefulness; and now our ranks Upon the main question, the yeas and 'nays are again broken. These events force one re. were ordered and iaken, when the vote was, flection upon my mind, which I pray leave to ayes 139, nues 49.
express. Whilst we are prescribing laws for So the resolution was agreed to.
othiers, we find ourselves the subjects of a sys. On the motion of Mr. WICELIFFE, the rule tem of laws which we had no band in enacting. was suspended for the purpose of taking up Sir, there is no republic in the government of the resulution for printing 5000 copies of the the universe, and yet how absolute the obliga. pension bill, together with the rules and in- tion of obedience when perfect wisdom has structions of the Department on the subject. framed the code ! I shall not attempt now, or
Mr MERCER moved to amend, by including here, 10 portray the character and life of the the harbor bill in the object of the suspension deceased. The spontaneous uffer of the mili. of the rule.
tary of this city to unite in such testimonials of The motion to amend was negatived; and the respect as this House may order, demonstrates, proposition of Mr. WICKLIFFI was agreed to. of itself, that the name of Mitchell is inscrib
The question was then on the motion to ed upon the rolls of fame. Whilst in the serprint; and at the suggestion of Mr. Roor, 1000 vice of his country, during the late war, his copies of the act, and the rules and regulations, brilliant defence of Oswego, against a superior were ordered to be printed.
force, won for him the applause due to success Mr. Doncan offered a resolution respecting ful valor. When he embarked in political life, he appointment of a committee to ascertian, he brought with him into this House, a frank in conjunction with a committee of the Senate, ness of deportment, an unobtrusive efficiency what business should be acted upon during the and a steadiness of judgment, that won for him present session; but the resolution was not tak. the friendship of those who kuew him well
, en up.
and obtained the respect of all. Let us withThe tariff bill baving been read a third time, draw, Sir, for a while from the cares and ansic
Mr. McDuffie addressed the House for about ties that surround us here, and unite in bestowthree hours and a balf, in opposition to the ing all that we have now to offer--the tribute
of our respect to the memory of our departed Mr. ARCOER, and serveral other members, companion; and that we may do so, I move the rose, but Mr. HEISTER caught the eye of the following resolutions. The usual resolutions for Speaker, and after some remarks on the length the appointment of a committee to make the to which the debate had been already protract. necessary arrangements for his public funeral, ed, moved the previous question.
for informing the Senate of thic melancholy The previous questioni was seconded, ayes event, and for wearing the customary em. 93, noes 40.
blem of mourning, were then agreed to, and Mr. BURGES moved a call of the llouse, which the House ad urned.
WASHINGTON, JULY 16, 1832.
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the bank bill. Instead of doing this, he.com.
municated to the Senate his approval of a bill MR. CLAY AND THE GLOBE.
appropriating more than a million for internal The "courtesy and kindness" with which improvements, containing provisions as unconMr. Clay is treated by some gentlemen who are stilutional as the Maysville road bill. politically opposed to him, seems to have ex
The rumor, yesterday, was, ibat four of the cited the ire of the directors of the Globe. It cabinet proper haul urged upon the President is incomprehensible to them that gentlemen the propriety of approving ihe bank bill; and should differ in politics, and yet treat each other that ihe kitchen cabinet are at a loss to know with politeness. And some are so lost to pro what to do. --Nous verrons. priety and good feeling as actually to 'associ. ate with Mr. Clay" at dinner parties. This is really dreadful, and well merits the castigation
THE GLOBE AND THE TARIFF, which the organ gives the actors in this trea “Why Mr. Burges should prefer the tariff of sonable affair! Conduct alamode Houston and 1828 to that proposed by the Secretary of the Heard would, possibly, be more acceptable. Treasury, or the Bill, as modified in the House,
The people, we are inclined to think, will is not difficult of explanation ; but that Mr. find the Globe trop exigeanle. The draughts on McDuffie should oppose himself to a reduction their obedience, '(are we to consider them as of three millions of dollars on protected articoming from him who was “born to com- cles, can only be accounted for upon the prinmand,") are too many, and succeed each other ciple that he and bis friends suppose their potoo rapidly. It was but the other day that we litical prospects can naw only be promoted by were called upon by the Globe to vote for Mr. discord and anarchy, which may ultimately lead Van Buren to gratify the feelings of the Presi- to a southern league and a separation of the dent, and now an attempt is made to dictate as Slates."--Globe. to whom we shall treat with.“ courtesy and The mental' vision of the Globe is most cru. kindness," and whom we shall associate with elly distorted, whenever it is exercised upon at "dinner parties.". We should have thought the actions of any one who is unwilling to come that the complete failure of a previous attempt forward and vote (under the dictation of him to regulate our social relations, would have who was born to command) for the Executive taught the Globe a little wisdom upon this sub. candidate for the Vice Presidency.' This is ject.
strikingly exemplified in the above extract. It was rumored, on the 5th, that Mr. Forsyth, The editor can see nothing natural in the reof Georgia, is to be appointed Secretary of pugnance of "Mr. McDuffie and his friends” Stale, it being contemplated to send Mr. Li to vote for a bill; which he is perfectly conyingston to France. Who could have believed, vinced will not be acceptable to the State in 1819, that Gen. Jackson would have appuin which he represents, and which he was told, ted, as his Secretary of State, one who took an upon the floor of Congress, by gentlemen from active part in stimulating Congress to censure Other States, would not be satisfactory to the his conduct in the Seminole war?-or that he south, in general. These circumstances, com. would have become the most bitter and malig-bined with a full conviction, on the part of "Mr. nant enemy and persecutor of Gov. Poindexter McDuffie and his friends," that an acceptance and Mr. Calhoun, who were the main pillars of by them of the bill, would paralise their exerhis defence on that trying occasion? What has tions to throw off the incubus which pressed Mr. Forsyth done to establish himself in the upon their constituents, will be a suficient jusconfidence of Gen. Jackson since that period tification of the course they pursue. Has he dared to intimate to Gen. Jackson that
Their acceptance of the new bill, without its he was acted upon at that time by others? If containing a pledge for future reduction, would
let him speak and disclose who it was that have been brought against them as a good reaimposed upon his easy credulity!! We have son why future reduction should not be made. seen many extraordinary exhibitions under this They would have been told, and very plausibly administration, but this would be the most ex. too, (and if the bill shall pass, we shall, at the traordinary of them all! If this rumor be well. proper time, hear it pressed upon those who founded, thea is Geo. Jackson in his dotage tru- did accept the bill,) that the south had acquiesly. Impossible!
ced in the principles of the bill; that the friends
of domestic industry bad reduced the duties as THE BANK
low as possible, without destroying the manuThe impression, on Wednesday, among bis facture ; that they had said so at the time; that personal friends, was that the President would the south had accepted the bill as "a comprocelebrate the 4th of July, by signing a veto on mise;" and that, to insist upon further reduce