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C7"We have met with the following
oxhortary epistle, just in the niquo of time.
Kindpatrons, wo ask for it an attentive pe
rusal. The Printer cannot live on wind,
like the organ pipes of a country church, he
must have something that will stiek to'tfie
ribs.t ''all events, to say nothing about
clothinglrorrTlho present keen and inclem
Como, A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
And pay you' debts honestly,
Bplh fijr the old year and the now
Then, airs,a happy year to you.
. rH. I, J, K, L, M, N, 0,
Wo want oUr money don't bo slow,
Pray, do not let us ask again
Or spend our ink or time in vain.
P. Q, R, S, T, U, and V,
Our cash wo would bo glad to see,
.If yon our just demands will pay,
"We'll wish you well'on new years day.
W,X,Y,Z, fcall tho rest,
Come forward now and do your best,
Comoycu the Printer all you owe
He'll-happy be and wish you so.
Take'ffotic'c If youjdo not pay
May yon be troubled every day,
May conscience never give you peace,
Till you to bo our debtor's cease,
fflut if in answer to our call
Ycu promptly pay us one and all
May your prosperity be gieat,
In eighteen hundred thirty-eight.
Washinoton, Feb. 9, 1838.
After '(ho presentation of petitions and
Mr. Benton submitted the following res
olution, which were considered and adopt
'Resolved that tho Secretary of tho Treas
ury be directed to communicate to the Se
nato the annual amounts of balances of pub
lic money in the Treasury at tha end of
each year, from the year 1789 to the pres
'Resolved, That tho Secretary of the
Trtasury be directed to communcato to the
8enate the names of tto Banks which de
clined to receive thff public deposites
in the year 1834, 'or surrendered the
said deposites after having received them,
"with all tho correspondenca in relation to
sUch refusals r.r-il cnrmnlur.
On motion of Mr. Webster, .die report of
the payment of pensions and fnSii. "K toun
;ties in bills of the Gommonwealfh 1 'ank of
Boston, was taken up, and tho mot'tou 'Vsn
ding to refer it to the Committee on Fina. ncft
was agreed to.
"The Senate resumed the consideration t '
the Independent Treasury bill it the iihffi.
iihed business, when
Mr, Smith of Indiana rose and addressed
the Senate for two hours and a half in op
position to tho bill, and in favor of tho sub-
. . . . - . ST 1 I m -n.
smuie ouereu oy jir. ltives; alter which
the Senate adjourned to Monday.
"jiOBSB 07 RIPKESENATIVIS.
Tho Speaker laid before tho House a let
ter from the Hon. H. A. Muhlenberg, no
tifying that he had this day forwarded his
resignation as a member of the House to the
Governor of Pennsylvania,
Mr. Wise roso and said, that in coming
to the House this morning, lie had met the
gentleman from Pennsylvania, (Mr. Muh
lenberg,) and he 'must say, when he saw
that gentleman departing that ho felt some
rersonal regret at his taking his leave of us.
(saidMr. W.) have known that gentleman
ever since I have been in public life; and
permit mo to say, although a political oppo
nent, that he goes from this body with my
personal regard and good wishes. I have
observed his course as chairman of the com
mittee on Revolutionory Claims of this
Hones for a. number of years, and I have
observed particularly his course as a mem
ber of tho select committee, of which I was
chairman, during the last winter; and lean
say, on behalf of that gentleman, that per
sonally his kind manner and amiable dispo
siiion endeared him to all who were con
nected with him ; and as a politician, I can
ay that he was one of the Most faithful of
the party, and ho boro his .burthens with
exemplary patience. I regret that ho has
lias thus escaped the resolution I ofTered
the other day ; bull rejoice that he has been
removed by the Executive front this scone
of .turmoil here, and sept to a haveii of rest
Reports from committee were then call
'cdfor. The bill authorizing the Washwf ton Na
tional Monument Society to errect a monu
menUo the memory of George Washington,
on the public grounds, was read a third time
Fora 'good calculations tho wheat crop
Of Michigan far tho past esaion, is estima
te) at 1,600,000 bjiiJi)i, oate, at 1,500,000,
and earn at 1,000,000.
The House of Representatives of Rhode
Inland, have ped a bill abolishing capittF
-.ui-isliiDunl, cod substituting impTuotmient
RCS tJttifl V'TV"0? '?e
Dank of the Untied State.
.. . Lf
Air. Nnnunv nin! .. r i, -r i
. .,l, viiuiiiiiau ui me juuic-
tary Committee, has mado a very ablo and
UnansWCrablQ rpnnrt nn 1 ...I.: i rT
. , ...uu u vi;ijr UUIU UI1U
unanswerable report on tho subject of Mr.
liiddlc s late flagrant and arbitrary over-
tltrOW Of t ie Old nlinrtor f r .1..
tt ' i 01 "ann. ui uiu
united states, to set up his new establish-
ciuutva iiiBi. wunoui a
in uircct contravention
of itr charter, ho sequestrated all the prop
erty of tho old bankfor tho benefit of the
now that ho took no steps towards "a set
tlement and liquidation of tho affairs and ac
counts of tho corporation," as expressly re
quired by tho charter that he presented no
schedule of tho debts and effects, and allow
ed the General Government no access to the
accounts of an institution which it was
bound to sco honestly closed that, instead
of winding up tho concern and cancelling
the note's in two years, ho now reports Hear
ty $1 6,000,000 of its paper on hand as a
banking fund, and is actually passing out
millions of this money, after tho institution
is defunct, as a circulating medium. In a
word that tho President has blended the
two banks, and gone on with both, in tutor
disregatd of all law.
These facts have been before alluded to
in the newspapers, but they have now been
the subjeet of investigation ; have assumed
an utlientic "shape, and have been tested by
the judicial -acumen of ilia nMnsf im-ioio r
, the country. The report, therefore may be
toofted upon as a perfect legal discusion of
the mattar, and the result of tho inquiry
quivalenl in point of authority, as regards
public opinion, to ah elaborate judicial in
The Pre-emption Bill. The debate
on this Bill, which passed the Senate by an
unparalleled majority twelvb votes, only,
having been recorded against it, was very
interesting. We regret it as the most-important
act of the present Session; and if
the people, generally, and more, especially
the'pioneers" of the West do not remem
ber its friends and oponenls, wc shall bo
most sadly mistaken.
We have said the debate was interesting;
arid if may judge from the specimen in this
day's Intelligencer, it must have been pe
culiarly so. The principles of the Aiistoc
cy have not been so shamelessly upheld for
a number of years; and Mr. Clay, as their
champion, has proven himself a right val
iant Knight, although, like more than one
of the same caste, he splinters his lance in
a most unworthy cause. Never have the
enterprising poor those hardy settlers,
who culti vate the land of the 'l Dorado,"
been subjected to more rancorous abuse
than the phillippics which fell from the
lips of the Honorable Senator from Ken
tucky, in his furious denunciations against
admeasure calculated to equalise the3bks
sing of property, as much as anv other ex
pedient which could be devise'd. Never,
have the collusive operations of those who
estimate the citizen by his wealth, been
more signally defcatid, than on this occa
sion. There are no terms adeaiintp in nnrirov-
v ho noble conduct of the Democracy in the
gt nale, during this contest, They toiled
Wgi "tner frm tlie commencement to the end
ofmi debate. Mr. Webster, also, voted
succe ,ively in ravr of the bill. His de
seftion was bitterly and severely reproach-edbyi'l.-e
Knight of the Coalition, who
openly aSsv 1rtecl l,lat "1,e had ingloriously
fled, and jc-h ,eJ tho violators of the law
tho intrudere- 1,1C tresspassers the inter
lopers and tht ' S(iuattcrs." It must have
been a witherm retrl that clever majority
upon the SehatoK 1 invective!
The Amotiditfetii ofrured by Mr. Mer
rick, the new Sena'fm ' from Maryland, de
barring Foreigners ffrn n 1110 enjoyment
Pre-emption rights, iVa
uncommon zeal, by tfu '
This hateful provision. v?h.
bitter partiality, and all l
ich carried all the
distinctions, of tho new-fanni
d Native A
meriean Society, beneath anas,
for tho multitude, was expo
Buchanan, In a rnasteilv nnn
d by Mr.
reply to Mr. Clay. The people ft. c.a
to rejoice at the defeat which has , be'a'len
their enemies. Lancaster InteUi'gt. ncer-
Mr. C. J. INGERSOLL AND THE k 0P
We observe that tho opposition pap'cr, '
are copying with wonderful glee, a state
ment that Mr. C. J. Ingersoll, ofthis city,
is in arrcsre to the General Government to
tho amount of 875,491 or, as they more
bioadly have jt, that he is a dofanlter'to that
amont as District Attorney. These editors
are on a false scent altogether, and as a mat
ter of imperative justice to Mr. Iugersoll,
they should repair tho wrong which they
have done him. Thev should sav tlmi tin.
dipoted;iccount between the Government
and Mr. Iugersoll was tried some time since
lb that, after a full and lahnrinnn invnilirr-i.
tion'theauit'rcsulted in Mr.Ingersoll's favor.
To this they should add the inrv likewise
a majority, if not all of whom, wore his
political opponents, after the trial, sponta
neously auuiuesuu a wry iKUisuiuc Oi com
hlimentarv letter to Mr. Inrprsoll. reiipri.
ting as private citizens their verdict as ju.
-rote, t speaking in the highest terms of tho
: i.:. ..uil- .7...: i
liiuuimr ill which ilia yuutiu uiiiiob, ;i3 inaue
manifeet ou invoetigstion, had been dischar
ged all of which faote, accompanied by
the said letter, were long sinee mado public
jn the colums of the Pennsylvanian.
Will the N Y. Courier and Enquirer,
ExPre"' lI adlsoniau had thither
I " Dwuic, uu incisuu w corrcci mo very
I . . i ti.it
oiuus urrors lino wiucn tncy navo (aliens
It is certainly due to him at their handa-u
fni.it im n I... i t ., - ...
uil.auiljr UUB lO llim Ul UlCir 11311(18
'for it is a little too bad that his defaulting
story this political Monsieur Tonson
i ueuii ou uumjnciciy answerc
former times, should now "come anain.
iiuniiuving oeen so completely answered
Whalovcr certain porsons and certain
presses may say, the body of the people in
this community aro unanimous in their de
sire for a resumption of specie payments
by tho Banks. Tho reasons assigned in
May last for the present policy no longer
exist, add oven that portion of the public
who then received thoso reasons as satis
factory, and submitted with some degree
of cheerfulness to that which they icgan)cd
as unavoidable, now complain loudly of tlie
unnecessary continuance of the "present
state of things. They begin to feel that
they arc trifled with, and aro mado to suf
fer to advance the ulterior viows, or to con
ceal the weakness of thoso . who "would
not have suspended had they consulted their
own strength," and who probably turn a
deaf ear to every proposal for resumption
becauso they ds consult their own strcnjrth.
Iho attempt, therefore, of the Bankite
journals to frown down every expression
ol discontent, and to bully the people into
silence, affords no indication of popular
sentiment. It is merely part rfnd parcel of
the dragooning system which is "to con
vince the people by suffering" of the beau
tics of bank dominion. The day, howev
er for that species of argument 'is past,
Uuder these cireiimKt.innM. i mnv ,(.
ly Say that a strong desire exists that tho bill
ivt iusincung me nanus and cltecting a
resumption, latcfv Iirniltrlll fllt-wnr1 ill llir
State Legislature, should bo speedily acted
mi. j is provisions, or something resem
blincr them, would ment dm vioivs nfu
democracy ofPennsylvania, and the friends
in wic presenisiaio administration could not
consistently, oppose them, the bill, we be
lieve, liavinir been framed as closelv n nn.
siblo in accordance with llm
down in Governor Ritner's late message,
so hicblv praised bv the wh ifr nr.cQ. ?.il
us therefore, at least have the discussion
and tlie vote, as a practical test of tho sin
cerity of political professions. The people
look earnestly for it, and keep a sharp .and
scrutinizing eye upon every motion 'at Har
risburg. We have no doubt that hosts of
"borers4' are there men in the interest of
thoso whose policy is to perpetrate tho shin
plasler regime and wc are equally satisfied
that attempts are making to surround the
democratic members with a false atmos
phere -to deceive them as to tho true state
of puhlic opinion, that they may be dispiri
ted by the belief that in taking the matter
up, they would !,e unsustained by the feel
ings of the community. If such bo the
case, we can assure them that the call is
loud for legislative notion that the people
ar? impatient of dely, and that the whole
current of popular sentiment sets moro
strongly than ever in favor of wholesome
restrictions on banking, anil if it must bo so,
of a coerced resumption of specie pay
Bai,timokk. Feb. 3, 183B.
Destruction of the Daliimorc Circus, and
Cook's. St ltd o40 Horses.
Between fonrifc five o'clock this morning
the alarm of- fire was given, and it was
soon discovered that the whole of the cxten
sive building ip Frqnt street, known as the
Baltimore Theatre and Circus, was entirely
enveloped in flames, which bust with great
fury from every window and door in the
vast edifice. Before the fire wse ilisnnm.o
it appeared to have reached every part of
uiu uuiiumg, auu prevented the posibility
of saving a single article.
The building was occupied by ths well
known Company of Mr. Cooke, and wo re
gret to state that the whole of the stock, fix
tures, machinery, wardrobe, .decorations
and property ofthis extensivo 'Company
were entirely consumed, including hls'stuJ
of nearly ;FORTY HORSES, twelve of
which wore remarkable for being extremely
The fire is supposed to have been the re
sult of accident. During the performance
last night, of the grand spectacle of Mazcp
pa, a part of the scenery was observed to
lnln dm lilif na I, nnnl.i.tl.. . .
.unu hiu, "ui ii ijfuii;iiuy weni out in
a iodiately,no notice wa8 taken of it, There
a t hut little doubt that the destruction of the
hbu. 101 was caused by this circumstance.
Tv "a ,nei slept in the stable of tho Cir
cus, w. hi ill was under that part of the buil
ding wh icfr bounds on Jones' Falls, but we
learn ihe'nroda their escape in due season.
The building ivo .hear was insured for only
three thousand .dollars, being about one
tenth of its value, Mr. Cookelias" no insu
rance, and his Joss is total. We Jiear that
he had recently maJo a very heavy expen
diture in order to bri.g out a now Spectacle
and that all his now p-re'perations were en
On the North side of iho Circus was a
vacant lot, which prevented the flames from
doing any demngo in that direction. On
the South side, separated by an alloy, stood
an antiquated two story brick Jiouse, known
as "Coughs' Maneion House,1' which was
owned and oecupied by Mr. Patrick Mur
phy as a tavern. Tliii houso caught fire
and was entirely buned, together with sev
oral old back buildin gs, In all probability
the whole of theso would have been saved
if the firemen could have placed their en
gines in front of tho Circus, which they
feared to do on accouiit'of the threatening
annoaranen In lhn fmrii 'wtl fn,: .n
ii e V, ....... una ,yaii
finally fell into tho street with a trcmen-
L. - t. i 1 .
crasn, ana nunougii many persons
wore standing within the rango o'f tho fall
ing bricks, they all contrived to escape
, Much damage would no doubt havo been
dono by tho falling cinders had not the
roofs of the house been covered by a slight
fall of snow. American.
From tho Daltlmoro American, Jan. 22.
Mr. Catlin,the celebrated paintor of In
dian portraits, lias returned from his trip
to the South, whero he had gone to pro
cure the likenesses of the chiefs lately cap
tured, we are almost ashamed to say how,
in Florida. Among tlie eleven portraits
which he oxccitted aro thoso of Osccla,
Macanopy and Cloud, tho first of which
is i said to be a most admirable picture.
I ho warrior is painted at full length, with
his rifle in his hands, and has an expres
sion and attitudo powerfully indicative of
Ins accuto sense of injury. In thus eom
mittintr to eanvns.q lhn ninitir... if !, ...i.
w '.w...i,., vl tuwau ,,111
nave suffered from the wrongs of tho white
tn JIT "" .
ma.., mr. yj. J3 preparing a morntul re
inembrancb of Tndinn KiifT.rm,r ,i i.
ding down to the reprobation of posterity
...u w.muuiy iu Bucncs a: 1110 mention of
which humanity shudders. There is an
intense interest attaching to the destinies of
tho sons of the forest, which cannot have
its full development until tho excitement
of tho present shall have passed away, and
things bo seen as they are, without the
la so glare imparled by heated prejudices.
V hen the day of fair and candid apprecia
tion shall come, our descendants will per
haps look with astonishment on the records
of past times, and regard with wonder, not
unminglcd with disapproval, the extermi
nating policy which could have relentlessly
pursued the dcstitiule Imlinn
of the Atlantic to the precipicos of "'the Rocky
Mountains, and left him no rilace u-linm.
on to rest his foot. As Amiirinm al
most shuddei whilst
judgment then to be passed upon Christian
"sj,u ,ur ' usnigincu savage, and the
mercy of civilized men fdr a prostrate ene
1 ho Buffalo Journal of tho 21st January
says. "The Cleavcland papers mention a
rumor that the steamboat Robt. Fulton had
been fired into by the British forces at Mai
den. The Intelligencer remarks that the
report is said to have originated from the
heavy cannonading that was heard from
Huron in that direction. Wo do not know
that the report is entitled to mudh credit ;
but we should not be surprised toseo it con
firmed. Tho British at Maiden, we believe
have fired upon every craft that has come
within hailing distance; and it is not at all
improbable that they may have fired on the
l'ullnn, suspecting that she was chartered
by tho patriots."
I.owsn Canada. The Montreal Her
ald of the 1st, says: "The streets of Mon
treal presented yesterday a soul stirring
spectacle tho mustering uf every man un
der arms, with the exception ofthcGosfoid
guards, thojsiek, and the men on actual du
ty. The volunteors mustered about five
thousand, and presented quite a military ap
pearance. They were inspected by that
gallant veteran Col. Wctherall, and Iwore
marched through various parts of the ci
ty." From the Cleveland Gazstte of Jan. 31.
Tins Patrioti. Wo aro informed that
tlio INavy Islanders, some 500, stron-.arc
making their way westward bv land. Thoy
travel, it is said, in squads of from fifty to
sixty, and for rations depend upon charity,
or supply themselves by levying coatribu
tions as they pass along.
Traveller report that they quartered last
night at and near Willoughby, 20 miles
distant. Probably to-day's march will brjng
them to Cleveland.
Canada Patriots in Pennsylvania. '
The Erie (Pa.) Gazette of tho 1st instant
"Our borough during Friday last, was
graced with some 4 to 500 patriots, princi
pally from the State of New York. Their
appearances indicated that they had seen
some hard tunes, whether before they left
their homes or sinee, wc are left to conjee
ture. Means wore furnished by some of our
citizens, to assist them on their way."
Jl Pleasant Party Our old friend Mr.
Thomas Walker, of Trcdyfl)in had a par
ty, on last Christmas day, which, besides
las own houso hold, consisted of his daugh
ters and their husbands, his sons and their
wives,18in number, fc all their descendants,
30 innumber. They were a goodly company
art excellent dinner was provided, and we
are assured by one who was of the guests,
that the day was one of unmingled pleasure
to all. from the wnrtliv
errand children and wln'Mi u ili imoru ,
mcubercd by all who were present. Wo
hope tho old gentleman who has set so
worthy an example may live to spend ma
ny Christmas days in the midst of hi3 nu
merous and honorable descendants. Vil
From the report of thh Treasury of tho
State of New Jersey, it appears that the
dobt of that State amounts only to $00,000.
HINTS TO FARMERS.
Never feed potatoes 'to stock withou!
boi ing or steaming them, as this increZ,
their nutritive qualities. "'"eases
One bushel of flaxseed, ground wid,
eight bushels of oats slonc, will effectnaUv
destroy the bolts, v
Never burn all drv wnnA in -
place, nor never use a fire place at all wW
you can get a stove. 1
Cut your trees for rails in Febuarv
they are triost durable y, t
Never dew-rot your flax unless'you wi,l,
to render 'it useless. ' 3,1
Never select your seed corn from thi
crib, but from tho stMU. 16
Never feed your best potatoes and plant
the refuse, nor sell your best sheen and
keep the poorest,. 1
A fat ox is worth moro than a po'V'
horse, and docs not eat so mttch a yoko
and a chain can bo bought for less than a
wagon and harness.
Horses that are cofined in a stable never
have tho staggers.
Go into the houses of our farmers, and
you will find no newspaper, no periodical
of any kind, and hardly a book. Ask suoh
men to subcribc for a paper, and they will
tell you that thoy have not timc'to read one!
But who is so constantly employed as to
find no leisure for tho improvement of hia
mind? Nntihn fn
uiiuj, i0r jne
ong winter evenings afford him several
hours every day which ho might devote to
reaidng: not the mechanic, for instances aro
frequent where thumost industrious arlizans
have attained to eminence in the sciences,
merely by giving their leisure to study.
One of the most eminent oriental schol
ars of the age, is Professor Lee, in one
of tho English Universities; and yet all his
. " ""r 4uK" uunng mid moments
ofleisurc which he found winl i
....... 1141, wuijuuycu
as a journeyman carpenter.
"v 1ULl every man liat leisure to read
at least a newspaper, and those who plead
the want of time as an excuse fpr hot taking
one, are almost always the least Industri
ous. Notllillff Ollcrllt In irwlnnn U .7
family to do without newspaper, and rear
n in Innnfinnn 'I'l, .. ll t
, . 0w...w. a ay will UO
less intelligent and respectable, and far leas
ll :elv In Sllrnnoil in liTn ! I.
. . w ... ,llJU lllU3(. Wuo en
joy the advantages of a good periodical
GREAT RIDING MATCH.
A frrrntmnf1. P :
f ...-.w., ui ikinu is io come
off on Thursday at I P. M. at the Bacon
Couse. Hnrffin TTm'Mita :.! iaa m
o-" - M uucouu iniica
in 24 successive hours. Mr. John Grant,
riding master of Philidelphia , has accep
the match for S2000 a side to achieve this
feat. He performed a similar feat, last Sep
tember, at Philadelphia; going the 288
miles within tho 24 hours, and having 28
minutes, 30 seconds, to spare Mr. G.
mm uecu x norses and now will employ
Genuine Goodness The New York
Commercial Ailwrtii. nf s i..
tains a letter addressed to a philanthropist
of that city, accompanied by a bundle of
eiffhtv-soven nieces of etntliinrr ;ninn,i.,i
rorthenoor. Tliese were mado by an a
(red widow lad v.
a member of the Society of Friends.
TTnw m!iiiir lmn.i. ,i .
- ians, auuiuonauy warm
through her benevolence, will bless her
Neio Counterfeit. Tim
states that an emission of counterfeit bills
of the denomination of five dollars, pur-
IMiriiug io oe.oi tun .exchange Banft of,
Pittsburc. has been thrnwn inm nirnliinn-
They may be easily detected from the fact
mat me vignetta on ttio genuine bill is two
u.,.aio litmus iii a Billing position, while,
that on the spurious bill represents' a sailor
leaning against an anchor.
Murder and fiobbenji The driver of the
U. S. mail was murdered, on tho night of
the 19th ult. near Stockton, Alabama, and
tho mail was robbed. A reward of $000 is
offered for tho apprehension of the murder
ers Tho wholo number of pensioners in the
United States, is 41,708. Of these, 2140
are nt Minne, 2037 In New Hampshire,
4331 in Massachusetts, 2535 in Connecti
cut; 001 in Rhode Island, 2407 in Vcr
mont, 8630 in N. York.
The Alton Rioters, as wo learn' from tho'
Telegraph of the 24th ult., havo had their
trials before the City Court, and were se
Tint Sea "Sarpbnt." His horizontal vX
snake ship is said to be cruising lalonjr the'
coast of Norway.
Damage. A letter from Montreal esti
mates the loss- of property by the recent
flood in that city, at 9200,000.
It is said that tho command of the Ex
ploring Expedition, has been offered to and
declined by Capt.- Perry.
By a communication from the Mayor of
Baltimore to the City Councils it appears
that tho amount of taxable property in Ma
ryland is 8102,000,000, mord than half o
which is the city and county of Baltimore