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\ e Public Square.
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MACON CLpTHING STORE.
..... L. FITCH 4* CO.
EEP constantly for sale, at their store on Mul
A General Assortment
,med on as usual. Having the latest New York
Siions and Workmen, Customers may depend on
aim: their work done in the best manner and most
shoCsble style, with nentness and despatch. .
tVe return our thanks for past favors, aud solicit the
■tror.atre of the public for the future.
N B. On hand, 200 pieces of PAPER HANGING S
different patterns, which will be soldlow.
(jj Old debts mutt be paid.December 5
SHAKERS' GARDEN SEED,
JUST RECEIVED I1V
ELLIS, SIIOTWELL & CO.
COKTAININO - , -
,'iiite Onion Red Cabbage
ellovv Onion Early Yorkshire Cabbage
ed Onion Flat. Turnip
arty Turnip Beet Sage
arrot Squash Pepper
jrsnip Double Pepjiergrass
ang Cucumber Curled Endive
irly Cucumber Turkey Rheubnrb
letcnnclon Solid Celery
usktnclon Curled Parsley
uleb summer Squash ' Asparagus i. •
rqokneclt winter Squash Early June 'Pens • '
bite Head Lettuce ’ Early Golden Hotspur -
icily Cucumber White Marrowfat
icckled Lettuce Green Dwarf Marrow'- J
iperial Lettuce fat Peas $
rank-fort Ixfftuco Strawberry Dwarf
Cels Lettuce Early Sis Week-Dwarf >
slmon Radish Beans ' )
cirlet Radish ' Mustard
o. Eariy Turnip Radish Vegetable Oyster
rumhoad Cabbage Round Spinnage '
ivoy Cabbage Early Prickly Spinnage.
r'Uieh wilt be sold in small boxes suitable for fami-
s, or hy the single paper—warranted fresh.
itE'tr GOODS and CLOTHING,
JUST njtCF.lVED AT THE
MACON CJ.OTIIING STORE.— . •»
A FRESH SUPPLY, of. Broadcloths, Cassimcrcs,
1 and Vestings of nearly all colors and qualities,
erman, I/i Fayette, Flag and English Handkerchiefs
ulf and white Cravats
'ebb's best silk Suspenders, common do.
nckskin and beaver Gloves, hnreskin Gloves,
lack silk Velvets, cotton Velvets
rapnza Frocks, Ilbsc, Buttons of all kinds
ewing Silk, Military Trimmings, nnd
ussian Belts, a fine article for weak breasts.
READY MADE CLOTHING,
rock Coats, Dress Coats, Coatfccs, add Pantaloons
of nil kinds
rent Coats, pea Jackets, and short Jackets
largo assortment of .Vests, such as silk Velvet,
Swanskin, striped Florentine, figured Floren
tine, Valencia, and Marseilles, the best assort
ment in the country£ "
loaki, coarsn Clothing, &C.
Persons, wishing to purchase Cloths or Clothing,
ill do well to call ana cxnminc for themselves.
ARRIRD on as usual. All orders executed in
Uie best manner, by first rate workmen and no
hers. All kinds of Military Work-done at short no
DARIEN and NORTH CAROLINA MONEY to-
metparfor Goods and Clothing.
Those in arrears to the undersigned on last year’s
•counb, arc informed, by way of fintd notice, that
ey will do us nnd themselves a great fnvorbvset-
W‘heirbalances. L. l-ITCH & CO.
^ , November 20, 1620. .
krill HIS Bank will rcciovc for discount, on Monday,
.9. Wednesday ami Friday of each w eek, Drafts
on Augusta .or Savannah. All paper ofTeked must be
left at tlie Bank before "10 o’clock A. M. of the afore
said days. JAMES REA, Cashier.
nov 23 .
BRANCH BANK of DARIEN,
Macon, January 31, 1827.
N OTICE.—On the 2lst February next, all NOT ES
under protest at this Office, if not previously at
tended to, will be placed in the hands of the Bank
Attorney for collection.
By order of the Board,
■ SCOTT CRAY, Cashier. *
feb 7 3t 15
H AS located himself in Macon; where he may
be found ns a PRACTITIONER of MEDI
CINE. jan 31 14 .
THE subscriber, huving associated with
him Dr. WILLIAM B. ROGERS, form
erly of Miiledgevillc, and well known as
a practitioner of. Medicine in that place.
They respectfully offer'their services in
the different BRANCHES of their PRO
FESSION, to the citizens of Macon nnd its vicinity.
WILLIAM B. ROGERS.
nov 28 —.-2m •
FRESH assortment of GARDEN SEEDS,
just received and for sale by-
1(5 FLUKElt & COLLINS
SULPHATE OF QUININE.
J UST received and for sale by
. FLUIfER & COLLINS.
STONE > CpjT
HAVE just received, from Boston and
New York, and are now opening,
A LARGE ASSORMENT
r SEASONABLE GOODS,
among which, are the following:
Super Broadcloths and Cassimeres
Blue, black and mixed Sntlnctts' < X
Blue, mixed and white Plains
Dufllc nnd point Blankets • ...
Red and white Flannels. • _ i ■»
Plaid and cnmblet Cloaks.
Brown and bleached Shirtings
Domestic Plaids apd Checks
A.good assortment-of Calicoes ami Bombnzcts j!.,
Combric, checked, Jaconet arid book Muslins
Mull, figured and sprigged Muslins • - . _
Coarse ami fine Cambrics
Brown and colored Cambrics
Imitation and buff.Cravats
Silk and cotton Handkerchiefs
Fancy grcNii Scarfs and Shawls
Gros de Naples and pink green Handkerchiefs
Black Sarsnct,- nnd Levantine Siiks , ' *
White and green Florence Silks
Cassimere and worsted Shawls - o.- •
Striped Batiste, nild Angola Tippets". ’ - >
Camoil'ninl itnUuu erupts
Figured nnd Nankin Crapes
Russian and Scotch Diaper
Ladies’kid Gloves, < -a \ : j . t,
Ladies’ black horscskln Glovcff t
Gentlemen's beaver and horscskln Glove#
Leghorn and straw Bonnyts ;.V-" >- "." U
Cotton and worsted Hosiery
Turk and flounce Rohes
English Ginghams, Ribbands '
Shell and horn Combs ' —
Fashionable beriver Hats ' -V .. >
Fashionable ronnn Hats 7. ,
Black olid drab wool Hats
Gentlemen’s common and fine Shoes
Ladies’ Morocco nnd pruncllc Shoes' 1
Bovs, misses and children's Shoes
Nails, Salt, Cnstings, and cotton Bagging
Cutlery, Crockery, and Glass Ware
They will also receive, by the first Boats, a large
assortment of GROCERIES—ull of which will he
sold for cash only.
. .. . WANTED
Five hundred bales of COTTON, for which, cash
will be paid. . nov 7
TO THE PUBLIC.
HIIE subscribers having purchased the Store late-
occupied ..by Mr. A. E. Smaton, together
, STOCK of coons.
Iw °5 c r them on ns liberal terms as they con he had
0| >y store in theCounlv. The former customers of
, r '?’P u °n. and .the public generally, are most res:,
-CUullj.solicited to cull, with this assurance, tlmt no
ertions on our part shall be wonting to render them
A Kad ,apply of GROCERIES, will bu kept con-
y on hand. Additions to the present stock are
J'f 1 specie,1,
„ Discounts will always bevmadc on all pur
ges forCotton or Cash.
TAYLOR, MURDOCK & CO.
‘Mhbrtmgh, .hr--, r (’minty, Jan. 1,1627.
MKINNE 4- CO,
HAVING recommenced the’ FAC-
TORAGF/and COMMISSION 1JU
SINESS in the City, of Augusta, re
spectfully londcr their services to the
public ns . S», ..
. (, encral Commission Merchants.
tr c harg cs are governed by the present low
, Cotton. Instead of 25 cents for the first
‘hey will ask 12 1-2 cents, nnd for
fiecs r"i° CCn l , D er Dale, being one lnilf of tlie prcacnl
Cm,' nt , ' le other Wnrehonses Iff this place.
ain« i ° n ,hc >’ raa y receive will In; fully insured
ar».t without the owners of it lieing
nrenT. W,™“K forsttch insurance. By this «r-
ss t»^L*’.' ®houiu every bale of Cotton thev may
nra™ .i lr PO'-’ession, be destroyed by fire, it will
P mmly paid for at the current price of tho day
tod should happen.
|j|®> August 29 3m 1
rAvp FLUKE R & COLLINS
J E removed their DRUG STORE to ohe ipf
Ir-rrv, ^^. , , en *? lent,, ln McDonald’! building, on Mul-
I Ct> a"J? 5 lh °y ^ Weep constantly on Hand,
T\wA Gentr «l Assortment of
mewcines, paints, •
Ic. Ali „r , .! n ! cn,? . UIa>. Ware, Dvc Stufli, &c.
ltrnu 1 °* M ‘Uoh will be told on accommodating
r ' . 10 jan 2
Kew CVolhing Stove,.
P JUDSON it CO. on Mulberry street, near J.
. It. lllek .V Co. Imvc just received and will keep
constantly on hand, n general assortment of
Fine and coarse CLOTHING",
European and Domestic DRY GOODS,
Consisting of Blue, Black, Olive, Claret and Drab
BROADCLOTHS, CASSIMERES, VESTINGS,
and all other articles usually kept by Merchant Tai
All orders in the Tailoring line will be thankfully
received and punctually nttended to. Having receiv
ed Workmen from New-York, with the latest fash
ions, they will lie enabled to do their work with neat-
ness nud despatch, and hope by strict attention to bu-
siin-ss to merit a share of public patronage. N. B.
They will receive quarterly the latest Ncw-i ork
Fashions." _ .
iiats,?*.:"f 1 .; * J' ",
Tliey liave nlso on hand, .a general
nssortmaiU of Imitation Beaver, Fine
nnd Common Itornm nnd Wool HATS,
and expect shortly a quantity of Fine
Beaver lints. Having experienced the
_ inconveniences of having lints, brought
outTn a finished state, they will udvisedly have their
lints principally finished in this place. As this branch
will be conducted by a professed finisher from New-
York, they will be enabled to offer tlicir Hats in a fash
ionable nnd saleable condition, Wholesale and Retail,-
ns low ns thoy.can be bought in Snvtmnuhor Augusta.
Merchants nnd "others arc invited to call and exam-,
ine for themselves. ' ,. r •.
Merchants having Hats on hand in an unsaleable
condition, can. if they'wish have them blocked and
dressed in n condition to be saleable.
OLD IIATS dressed over on the shortest notieo.
.A liberal price allowed'on second" hand Huts nnd
Clothing in exchange for new.
tJX SHELL COMBS,. .
50 dozen superior Brazilian-SHELL COM11S, for
sale low ns nbavc. lw!—J nn
; i-ii >JUST RECEIVED, v * -- i-
Ape- ax lly boat Rising Slates,
wP Bnrrels Irish Fotatocs
25 do .'-"ur.ar
■_’!* do tuperfinc Flour . . .
5 hogshesds Whiskey
<> tons Iron
2D dozen Woes
40 bnrrels best Rye Gin
Powder, Shot nnd Lead—For Sale tons for Cash, by
* - W STONE & CO IT.
All persons Indebted to the firm of Slone -V Cnitle't
ther by Note or Account, are requested to settle life
same without delay. " v -‘- * ■ JMxWfc
MR. GILE’S RESOLUTIONS.
Tho following are tho Resolutions of Mr.
Giles in the Legislature of Virginia, in relation
to tho power ,of the states. In introducing
them, Mr. Giles said, they related to certain
alleged usurpations of the Genfcral Govern
ment—usurpations which if well foun led,
ought to bo resisted—if unfoundedj dignity
required us to be silent. With a view of in
quiring into the justice of these complaints n-
gainst tho General Government! his propo-
positions were submitted. He wished the in
quiry to he cautiously and candidly prosccu
ted. He thought it apparent that the govern
ment was not administered upon fundamental
principles—and ho wished to recur to funda
mental, principles to ascertain iho fact. His
-objriclin'we first place, was an annalysis of
the two constitutions—first, " to ascertain what
we had reserved to ourselves—secondly, to
seo what we had surrendered to the General
Government. Ho had-not suggested the rem
cdy should our complaints he found just—this
would suggest itself. He said wo were im
poverished by the tariff—and ho thought the
contrast between the condition of the Eas
tern State's and Southern, ought of itself to
invite inquiry. He alluded to the alledgcd
flourishing.condition of the Eastern States and
to qui- poverty nt home. He wished this in
quiry to be a Virginia inquiry, nnd ho wished
the committee to consist of gentlemen of all
■ Mr. Giles then read in his place tho follow
ing resolutions, which after reading were laid on
Resolved, That a Committco bo appointed to in
quire arid report, whether or not, the exclusive juris-
diction over all the territory, person* and things with
in the limits of-this commonwealth, was not secured
to the government of this State by the Constitution
thcreot—and whether private" property was or was not,
thereby, secured to the owner, against tiie.pon er of
the government; so far, nt least, that the Govern
ment could not, rightfully, take private property from
tlie owner, nnd give it to’ another person, neither ren
dering public service.
That tho Committee be instructed to inquire nnd re
port—■whether or not any portion of this exclusive ju
risdiction over territory, persons and tilings, has since
been.grantcd to thc GcncrarCSvcrnmcnt by the Con-
stitutionof the U. States, and, if so, to spccify.particu-
larly, each, nnd every portion of such jurisdiction
winch may have been so'granted.
That tlie Cqmrmttce.be particularly insl.ucted to. in-’
quire and.reporl—whether any powcf Has been grant
ed to the General Government to violate tho right
of private property nt its discretion: and, more par-
ticuinrly, to take private property .froui the. owner
and give it "to another person, neither rendering pub-,
That the Committee tie, also, instructed particular
ly to inquire nnd report—whether tiic scvi-rnrtaws,
passed bj, il,<- general government, lor the purpose of
internal improvements, do not invert oi involve a ju
risdiction over the territory within this common
wealth,.beyond the grants to that government," speci
fied in the Constitution of the United Suites.
That the-Committee be, also, particnlarly instruct-
ted to inquire nnd report—whether tlie law generally
called the Tariff law, docs not violato the rights of pri
vate property by taking it from tho owner, and giving
it to nnothcrpcrson, neither rendering public service.
That the Committee be particularly instructed to
inquire and report—whether, under the operations
of the said tariff law, a portion of ilie proceeds of
the labor of the inhabitants of this commonwealth
is not transferred to other parts" of the United States,
in violation of the two' great principles uppn which
the Constitution of the United States is founded,
to wit: generality, nnd equality; and, if so, to report
as fnr as practicable, tlie amount of the value of such
proceeds, tints transferred.
If tlie Committee should find nil or any of these
unauthorized assumptions of power on tlie part oft the
General Government—-then,.thatthe Committee lie
also, instructed to report such measures for the adop-
Jion of the General Assembly as tliey shall think .will
most effectually tend (o’arrest these usurpations; to
stay the hand of uvarico nnd despotism; to reinstate
the good people of tins commonwealth in nil their es
sential rights mid liberties; aiid the government there-
of in all the rights granted and secured to it by the
fundamental laws. • . -
On Motion of Mr. Gordon, 250 copies of tho reso
lutions were ordered to he printed.
A debate of high import occurred yesterday
on Mr, Giles’ resolutions in. the house of dele
gates, between that gentleman and genoral.Tay
lor. Tho question being on the adoption of
tho. resolutions, general Taylor, in an argument
of great power and eloquence, deprecated their
adoption. Reading the resolutions one;.by
one, ho expatiated on each, nnd traced results
to original sources, and final consequences.—
He said that tho inquiry proposed by the re
solutions was nugatory and mischievous—uu-
gatory, ns leading to nothing, unless tho state
[Virginia] .Was prepared to go the whole in the
event that "thoy-were affirmatively .reported by
a committee—mischievous, as setting all the o-
lemcnts of discord nnd disunion to work. He
called upon Mr. < J lies for his ulterior views—
ho demanded to Jinow what were the remedial
measures intended to be proposed, if the gen
eral assembly came to. tho opinion, that the
rights of tlie state were trampled upon by tlie
general government? If those remedies were
applied,' and proved abortive, wliat was then
to be done? lie asked for information. Ho
was not willing to embark before lie-know the
port of destination. In terms of impassioned
eloquence, lie painted the consequences to wliiclt
the resolutit us might lead us. They, would
place us in an attitude from which we could
neither recede with honor, nor advance with
out ruin". "Wlion we had taken the stand wo
woro. called upon to take by those resolutions,
wo must, either force the general government to
acquiosce by the power of reason, or that of
arms, or forfeit the honor ami cliaractqr of the
state, by*ft.'disgraceful abandonment of it. For
himself,-ho snid, ho could not hear the fiijnruli
arity with which gentlemen spoke of bayonet
and disunion, without shuddering, and in glow
ing eloquence depicted flip results to which this
tom per was lending us—disunion mid civil war
—tho blood of thousands, and tin* extinguish
ment in this union of the brightest political star
which It,id ever enlightened die worli
liar power of debate, the foundation of his
fame. Ho laughed nt the apprehensions of the
gentleman, and spoke of tho resolutions as a
mattpr of every day concern. He expressed Ills
xurpriso that tho gcntloman, who was distinguish
ed us a military man, should feel alarms so un
necessary, and so little to have been 'expected,
from him. Directing his remarks to tho point
of quieting the excited apprehensions of tho
house, as to the consequences of iiis resolu
tions, ho managed it with great dexterity. Iiis
astonishmeut that any man should bo alarmed,
seemed unfeigned, and showing no heat him
self, ho gradually succeeded in cooling )ns au
dience.. He evaded the inquiries made of him
as to Iiis ulterior views, with great address.—
Ho said that lie had given them no specific di-
rcctioTi, and disclaiming tho compliment which
the inquiry to him as an individual imported,
lie flattered the liouso liy saying .(hat they wore
much more competent than him, to dovisu ul
terior rcinedial measures. - His language was
highly pacific—and disavowing all belligerent
vimvs, he only wondered that such consequen
ces could bo .anticipated from resolutions of so
pacific and modcrato a character.
Tho debate will probably "bo rOsumcd this
day. From the beginning, wc have considered
the resolutions as of tho most momentous con
sequence in their character. What arc tho re
medial measures proposed? But bo they what
they may, let us suppose them to be attempted
and to prove abortive. Nonltcrnativo is left, but
disgraceful submission,under the failure, - or a
direct recourse of declaring Virginia dismem
bered from the union. What will, nay, must
bo, the consequences of jthis last step; what
imagination can think of it without horror-^—
what patriot reconcile it to himself but-nmler
tho last and most desperate necessity! Attempt
at coercion on-the part of the federal govern
ment—resistance on our’s—a civil war which
will rage over this fair and fortunate portion of
ths world—the blood of thousands, and ulti
mate repose only in the bpsom of despotism!
Arc the grievances of which wc complain, of a
nature to make us dare these great and incal
culable evils? Have we exhausted the weapons
of reason, of argument and of patriotism?—
Have Wo made a solemn appeal to our sister
states, invoked their instrumentality in effect
ing a. pacific nnd constitutional reform of our
grievances, and pointed out to them the conse
quences of.thcirpersevcranco in what wc deem
oppression? Shall we do less to redress our
selves peaceably than in the war of. the. llovo-
tiou? Shall wo more readily dissolve the Union
than we did our aUogiauco to GeOrre tbo
Third? . •
• One convderation wo beg leave, to bring to
the mjhds of gentlemen. Tho doctrine ofiiiak-
injMDniU Miikeuuali by the general go vein mem
is in tho wane. The twentieth Congress will c ‘ ( ' ze
probably show a decided majority against it—
New-York, having made her canal, is already
against it—and oilier slates, as it becomes tiicir
interest from tlie progress of their own works,
will unite in the opposition, As to this part,
of the- inquiry, the readiest Way to obtain re
lief, is evidently to await that operation of c-
Wm;s, winch has already nearly accomplished
what wo ivished.
On this oceasion. at least.wc are oxempt
from all partizan feelings.
Of tho influence - of • these resolutions upon
the administration now in power, wcfecl indif
ferent, compared to tho higher aiid more sa
cred cause of tho Union, which wo believe to
be closely intenvdvon with their fate. Ad
ministrations may be put in and out, without
detriment to national happiness and ponce, 'but
tho Union once dissolved, no liuniqi' wisdom
or effort can reunite the fragments, and no ima
gination overcharge tho frightful consequences.
We hinted in our last, the remedy of coun
ter tariff, which it had been rumored, Mr. Giles
proposed by way of redressing the ullcged grie
vances of the state. That lie tit one time me
ditated an excisc upon American manufactures
is .certain—but wc believe that he has laid n-
sido that scheme. Ho lias reflected perhaps,
I hat an excise would be paid at last, not by the
niamifuctuier, but the consumer—aiid that . it
could be enforced only by custom houses aud.
custom house officers, embodied militia or a
standing force. It is possible too that sotno
doubts Iiavb occurred to him of the fonktitu-
tiotial right of the stutc to enforce such a mea
sure.—Richmond paper, 2d instant.
Mr. Giles in his reply, oxbiNted thatqtecu- Gencf!t, Tdfr -astarti.
2'hc Bank again.—Several individuals un
friendly to the Bank of Darien having ex
pressed dissatisfaction at our remarks on the
paragraph which 1 wc copied from the Georgia
journal into the last week’s Gazette, relative to
tho Bills of the Batik having riven to par in
consequQltco.of, tlie late act of tho legislature,
lias induced us to make some further inquiry
on the subject, and wc now ljnu that we were
correct; and wc now state unequivocally that
the Bills of this Bank were passed at par nt
Macoii and in Twiggs county nt least a month
befuro the Bill for the removal of the Bank
was brought before tho Legislature, *tnd, in
several instances the lulls of the Darien Bank
had passed, and exchanged fur other hills of
the State Banks in Miiledgevillc, and we fur
ther iearn that among otlieis Gen. Wimberly
paid in at the Branch of tiio Darien Bank,
United States Bank Bills; ho finding it impos-
ilile to get a discount between thorn and tho
bills of the Darien Bank. Ufjfc’y • ' ", .
We urc happy to learn that the bank will,
in spite of all the exertions of its enemies to
tho contrary not only remain where it is, but it
will in a very short time raise its reputation as
high if not higher than it ever was.
.VO77-;.—Since tho above was in type wc
have rcct ived information from an unqnestion-
ablo som c!' lint uvo thirds yt" iho Stockhold
ers have signed the protest against the removal
ol" the Bmik, thi-i is as it ought to be.—.Darien
.Wednesday. ‘February 31,
The President communicated the momoria!
of the Legislative Council of tho Territory
of' Florida, praying that tbo Indians within tho
Territory may be removed to to the Indian
country beyond the Mississippi; and that a
Military post may be established at some point
on tbo St. John’s; for the protection of tho
settlements; that a tribunal bo established for
the adjustment of tho land claims in the Ter*
ritory of East, Florida.
The bill to appropriate ono million from the
two millions reserved in the Treasury, to bo
applied to tho debt duo to tho Commissioners
of tho Sinking Fund, was taken up as in com
mittco of tho Whole, and after somo debato it
was laid on tbb table.
On motion of Mr. H.tyne, ihe bill for the
establishment of an uniform, syiem of Bank
ruptcy throughout tho United States was taken
up, and on the question of engrossing the bill
fof a third rcadin g, ' '' d
Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, delivered Iiis
sentiments at great lenglit against the bill.
Ho was followed by Messrs, Berrien and
Ilayno, on the other side; .wlion tho question
was pm, and decided in the negative bytbo •
following v’ctoV • \
Yeas.—JVfossors. Batoraan, Renton," Ber
rien, Bouligny, Edwards, Harrison, Ilayno,
Johnson of Kentucky, King, Mills, Robbins,
Sillsbcc, Smith of Maryland, and Thomas.—
Nays.—Messrs.’ Barton, Bell, Chandler,
Chase, Clayton, Cobb, Dickerson, Eaton,
Hendricks, King, Macon, Marks, Randolph,
Reed, Ridge,y, Ruggles, Sanford, Seymour, *
Smith of South Carolina, Tazewell, Van
Huron;- White, Willey, Williams and Wood
So tho bill was rojectod ; and ^ " : ' r
The Senate adjourned.
Thursday, February 1.
Mr. Marks presented a memorial frOpi the
Pennsylvania Society for the. Promotion of
Manufactures and tho Mechanic Arts, request
ing protection from government for-tho manu
facturers of- woollen fabrics against' tho frauds
practised in invoicihg foreign woollens subject
to an ad valorem duty;- which was read nnd re
ferred to the committee on manufactures,
Mr. Edwards presented a.potition.from sun
dry woollen manufacturers in Connecticut,
praying that thn ad valorem duty o_n imported
woollens may lio changed to a specific duty;
which was referred to . the committco on manu
factures. - > . ,
Mr. Berrien presented tlie petition of sundry
itizens of Georgia^ praying congress to appro
priate to thorn tho balance.of a-sum oi .money
in the treasury, stipulated to bo paid them for
claims against tlie Creek'Indians; which was
referred to the committee on Indian affairs.
Mr. Harrison moved that iho portion of tho
memorial of tho legislative council of the terri
tory of Florida, w hich relates to tho removal
of the Indians from the territory, and to the
Indians generally, bo referred to the commit
tee on Indian affairs;'which wnS'ogrced to.
On motion of Mr. Dickerson, the bill to pro
vide for. the distribution of tho surplus funds of
tho United Stales among the sovcral states of
the Union in the "ratio of tho representation,
was taken tip for consideration.
Mr. Dickeison then explained, at conside
rable length, tho principles, nnd policy of tho
proposed moasme; mul, when ho concluded,
this bill was,'on motion of Mr, Benton, Ia.id on
the table'.’ ■ .
A message was received from tho house of
representatives, informing that.the president
had signed .the bill making appropriations for
tho revolutionary and other, pensioners of the
United State;. .
Mr. Sanford moved for a reconsideration of
of the vote of yesterday, on* tho bill to establish
n uniform system, of bankruptcy throughout tho
United States, for tho purpose of recommitting
the bill to the-select committee who reported
it, with instructions to strike out" tlio ninety-
•This motion gave rise to an animated debate
between Messrs. Sanford, Holmes, Chandler,
Berrien, Tazewell, Ilaync and Van.-Burcn.—
The.ttyes aud nays were called for ..by .Mr.
Tazewell, and ordered. The question was
then taken on reconsidering tho vote, and re*
suited as folk.Wei oyos UG—nnys 17."
Mr. Smith of Maryland then moved that tho
bill’ should be referred to a select committee,,
to consist of five members, which was agreed
to; and Messrs. Hayne, Berrien, Sautord, Van
Burc-n and Silsbeo weio immediately,electod
to be the committee.
A message was received from thn luiusc of
representatives, informing that the hfiuso con
curred In the amendment of the senate to the
11 to provide for the confirmation and scttlc-
ent of private land claims in East Florida,
aud for other purposes.
ag.. •*. .... Friday, February".
Mr. Ilayno, from the committee On naval af
fairs, reported a bill jo ifiCfhaso.tho pay of sur
geons and purgeon’a mates in tho navy, whilst
qctually serving nt sea; tmd of lieutenants who
shall hayo sorved as such tea years or upwahls,
and of passed midshipmen, who shall have serv
ed-as such eight years nnd Upwards. The bill
was road, and ordered to a second reading.
[Tho bill provides an increase of ten dollar.",
per month to their 'present compensation, aivl
an extra ration pht* da>, to the surgeons wlritei
serving at sea, and to lieutenants who have
scrvcil ten years and \tpwards ns such; and five
dollars per montlr in addition to iltcir present
pnv, and ono'ratioh per day, to surgeon’s mates
whilst serving at sea, and to passed midship
men, who have served ns midshipmen lor eight
years and uptvafds.]