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MACON C* E Gli TELEG«AP li\ bL.N.titv Wednesday, Feb. 3 Ou motion of Nr.Cur The resolution submitted by him from ihecom- tniuee ou Foreign relations, calling ou tbe D* part ill rut of State for certain docuin-uts connect ed with our French Relations, tvas taken up; when Mr. King, of Georgia, submitted the following amendment: Resolved, also, That tbe President be request ed to communicate to ilia Senate, no analytical •abstract of the awards of tbe couiuissionevs un der tbe Gouveutiou with Franco of July 4, 1841. with the amount respectively awarded to each category for which indemnification was a< kuotv- todged to lie due iiy Mr. Uumou, in bis report lc tl.c French Chamber of Deputies on the lidib March, 1.445. Resolved further, That the President bo re quested to cause an estimate to be furnished '.o the Senate, showing tbo probu'jio advantages al ready derived uy France from the execution <>f the treaty ol July 4, 1831. ou the part of tbe U- niled States, aad also under die laws of the U. Stater favoring Freucii eoinmnrce. Rff'''v d further, That mu President cause to ho communicated to iho Semite, any information under tite control ot the Executive, ou the sub ject of discriminating duties iinpased by France, unfavorable to the commerce •-f the U. Slates. Mr. Clay accepted the ameu.lmeut us a modi fication of bis resolution ; aud the resolution thus modified was agreed to. Mr. 1 Itli, sulimitted the following resolution, which li<*s on »be table one day. Resolved, That the President cause to he com municated to lha Senate, so fir c.s there may be iu forma lion in the Department of Slate, the number an.I amount of claims for spoliations pre senled to the Commissioners under the French Treaty of 1331, which were 'ejected, and the reasons for said rejection. Mr Benton submiiied :he following resolution, which was.cousi lered and agreed to Resolved. That tile President be requested to cause the .Senate to he informed of .ill the mea sures taken by the Administration to suppress the Indian hostilities in Florida; aud, also, to com municato all the information in his power rela tive to ills cause of these hottihiies. Thursday, Fob. 4. Mr. Calhoun, from the sele.i Cimiimitec, to which was referred that poruoo of toe President’s Message relating to tha attempts u* circulate thro’ the public mads, publications can mated »o excite insurrection among the slaves of tli slavehotding States, made a report thereon, accompanied l>y a bill. Tim repart, yvhich is a very long one, having bceo read, the hill was read the first time, and or dered to a second reading. The following is » synopsis of the bill: Sec. 1. Provides, tha it shall not he lawful for any Deputy Postmaster, kuowiugiy, to receive or put into mail any pamphlet, newspaper, hand bill, or other printed, written, or pictorial repre actuation, touching the subject of slavery, direct ed to any person or post oifico where, by the laws thereof, their circulation is prohibited.' uor t» de liver the same to tiny person whatsoever, except such persons as may be authorised by the proper authority of Audi State. &cv. Sec. 2- Authorises tbe Po-tinaster General to dismiss deputies oifniiJmg in the premises, aud parsons so otreiidiug are on conviction, to he fiued uot less th ill — ami out more than -- " — ot the discretion of the court. See. 3. Provides that it sh til he tho duly of Deputy Postmasters, &c. to eo operate in pie vetiling the circulation of pamphlets, .md ihat nothing in form, r acts ef Congress shall he so construed as to protect those converted as above meuuoned. Sec. 4- Makes it the duty of the Postmaster General, to furnish the Deputies .the laws of the several Slates prohibiting iho publication or < ir cula'ion, for tlu-ir government, aud makes re gulations to carry th« act into -effect. Sec- Provides, that Deputies shall give no tic* to the Postmaster General whore pamphlets aredepo- tad, that they may t>c withdrawn by the persons depositing them ; aud if uoi withdrawn til the space of one mouth, they are to he burnt or destroyed. Mr. White submitted the following resolution, which lies on the table one day. Resolved, T hat tile Secretary of War he, aud he is hereby req ested. to inform the Senate what number ol the Cherokee Indians residing east of the river Mississippi, enrolled lliemsei es for re moval to tli« western side of saiu river, front the 4th day.ot March, 1849. to the 1st day of Janua ry Inst, stating, particularly, the number enrolled each year, likewise the number of improvements valued foroa h emigrant in each year, giving the name .of o ich Indian for win it a reservation was inode, a description of the place valued, the sum at winch it was valued, oml and the uviie of each person who received the valuation money; tuid also, w hether the business of enrollment w as suspended for any portion ot tile time within ibe periods before mentioned, and how long. . - HOUSE OF R E P ii ES EXT AT IVES. Ynuuvir. Feb. 4. Mr. Pinckney, by unanimous consent, pre sented a communication from the Secretary ol the Navy, in relation to a naval depot iu the har bor of Charleston, which was ordered to he prin ted. Mr. Pisjctnet .isked the unanimous consent of the House to su mil a resolution relative to the abolition of slavery iu the District of Culuin hia. Il:s object was to have the resolution print ed, and when the pending resolutions on the sub ject should nc taken up, he should offer his pro position iu lieu of tbe same. Mr. Grander called for the reading of the re solution. which was read accordingly, as follows: Resolved, That all memorials which have been offered or may hereafter he presented to this House pi ayiug for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and also the resolutions offered by au honorable member trout Maine, (Mr. Jarvis) with the amendin' lit thereto, pro posed by an honorable member from Virginia -(.Mi. Wise.) aud every oilier paper or proposi tion ihatuiay lie submitted in relation to that sub ject, ho referred to a select committee, with in structions to report, that ’Congress possesses no constitutional authority to interfere, in any way, with the instititutious of slavery m any of the .States of this confederacy; and that, in the o- pinion of this House, Congress ought not to in terfere, iu any w.iy. with slavery in the .listnet of Columbia, because it would he a violation of the public faith, unwise, impolitic and dangerous to the Union, assigning'’such reasons for these conclusions, as iu the judgment of the commit tee, may-be best calculated to cnligbteu the pub lic mind, to repress agnation. to allay excitement, to sustain and pioeervo the just rights of the slave holding Stales, and of the people, of this Districb and to re establish harmony and tranquility a- mongst the va mils seiaious of the Union. .Mr, Wise then rose and objected to its recep tion. Mr. Pi.vcxxkt moved to suspend iho rules, in order to ciiablo hitn to offer the resolution, which motion tvas nrg itivcd. The Cstkaker laid before the House the fol lowing communications ; 1. A le ter from the Secretary of (Var, trans mitting an abstract of tbe general returns of the militia of the United States; which was iaid ou the table, aud ordered to be printed, 8. A letter from the Secretary of War. trans mitting a list of the persons employed in the In dian Department; which was referred to the Committee ou Indian Affairs, and ordered to be p uiit’d. 3 A communication from the Secretary of the Vavy, trui-muiing a statement of the expeudi uios of app.opn itious for the uaval service lor the year 1833; which was laid ou iho table, anti ordemd to he priuted. 4. A letter.from tbe Secietary of Aar, trans mitting 2-0 printed copies of tbo official Army - Register f >r 1835. Laid ou the table, and order ed to he printed. 5. A report from'the Cornmisunncr of tbe Pub- lie Buildings. of the expenditures of the Public Buildings, aud ntb'r objects under his eare, for the year 1634; w hich was laid ou the table aud ordered to ue primed. Mr. J?f(, y. Mason submitted the following fescdntiou, which, by fhe rule, liss over one day : Resolved. That the President of the United •States be requested tocouiuiuuieatc to this House a statement, showing :he amount of duties re- eeived into the Treasuiy of tbe United .ales, on wines and silks of (lie production of France, since the passage of the act, entitled. An act to carry itito effect th" coBveutiou between the U- nited estates and Ids Majesty iho Kiug of ihe F'encb, concluded at Paris on iho 4th ol July, 183), approved the 14th July, 1834, aud the a mount of duties w Inch would have been chargea ble oil the same importations under the revenue laws as they existed at the time ol the passage ol that act, with t ie amount of importations of Uiuse articles iu each year, for five years past; that he be also requested to communicate lit this House, a statement, showing iu analytical form tin* a- watds made by the commissioners who acted uu- dcr :heacl aforesaid in execution of the said con? veiiti.i!!, their amount, the seve. al classes or- cata- gorics in which they are arranged, and the a- mount of the awards belonging to each class. Monday, Ftb 9. The Speaker laid before the House the fol lowing Message : To the Senate and House of Representatives: Tito Government of Great lint ou lias offered its mediatiiui for the adjustment of the dispute between me United Stun - and Frauee. Cafe- folly guarding that point in the controversy, which as it iuvulves our honor - and iiidepi-udeuc**, admits of no compromise, 1 have cheerfully ar copied the offer. It .will ae obviously improper to resort even to the mildest measures of a com pnlsory character, until it is ascertained whether France has declined or accept* d the mediiniott. 1 therf’oro recommend a-.lispensiou of al. procee dings ou that part of my special pics,age of the lo'h of January ins’, which proposes a partial no i-in crcour-e with France. While wo cannot too highly appreciate ihe elevated and disinte rested motives of the offer of Groat Britain, and have a just reliance upon the gre.it influence of that power 10 restore tbe r. lesion of ancient friendship between the Lulled biases and France, and know, too, that our own pacific policy will be strictly adhered to until the national honor compels us to depart fron it. we should be insen sible to the exposed rctiditii u of our country, and forgot ihe lessons oi experience, if we did uot efficiently and sedulously prepare for an adverse result. file peace ol a nation does U"t depeud exclusively upon its own will, nor upon ihe beuefi- cont policy of neighboring powers ; and that na tion w liic-h is found tot illy unprepared for the exigencies and dangers of war, al.hough it come without having given warning of its approach, is erimoiitiiy negligent of its honor and its duty. I cannot too strongly repeat the rcroinmcudatiuti already made, to place the senhoaidin a proper state of defence, and promptly to provide the means for amply protecting our commerce. ANDREW J U KaON. Washington, February 8th 1836. Hit motion of Mr, MAfilliN, of Virginia, the mes sage was referred to tlie Committee uu Foreign Aff iirs, aud ordered to be printed. Correspondence of. thr (.tunl, ston Courier. “ Washing ion, Jau.28 “The House of Representatives was the great thealie of attraction to day, as much as was ex pected from the pruiu.sed attack of Mr. li. Har din on Mr. Adams. Mj Hardin was always cel ebrated as a reckless, hold anil severe speaker, aud hence his enmity in d.-iiate h is been always considered as fearfi I in it, character. Perhaps he scarcely came up to his old standard ou this occasion, although Ins speech was bitter euuugb to satisfy any ordinary taste for severity. He was followed aud surpassed, by Mr. Eva.ils, of Maine, a former friend of Mr. Adam,, who. with out descending to tb it coarseness w hich general ly marks the language of Mr. Hardin, and ron- siitutes inorlwoi its streugtn in attack, animad verted, with great severity ou tlie course of Mr. Adams, expressing a fervent wish dial the sun of Mr. Adams had sel at its noon, rather than that be slioul4.noiv lie presenting the mournfully in structive spec*ai le of a greai man lorgetting. in hisdt Cline, his fidelity to ad those who had stood by aud defended aim, iu an hour wh* u be w as biiu,elf a mark for tile most latter aud uore lenting opposition. Dnri. g all tills time. Mr Ad am- betrayed only au occasional aud slight iu4i- cuiiou ol leclmg. Tin-re was incnif.-si, now ami then, a sort ol convulsive or mechanical nmve- inuul of bis fingers, aud twice or ill.ire a sardonic smile east a lurid expression over bis pale and ri gid features. , “ Tbe rfeuato had again the same subject nu - der consideration—Mr. Grundy aud Vlr. till be ing heard in defence ol the three million!; appro priation. Mr. Grundy utters Ids seutiiticuts with so -wit n appealance of candor aud good humor, aud a- the same time with so much ingenuity, that he is always listened to wrh great attention aim consideration. Mr. Grundy told the Senate that unless Frauco reiracied her course, the I’re- sident would make uo further overture* to her, ami tiiat we mu,i aliandi.u all idea of drink mg claret, and our wives and daughters give up buy- tug French silks, until the 85 millions should lie paid; aud Mr. hill complained that the propen sity to vote again,t w ar had remained with Air. Webster ever since 1818. and that the desire In .protect bis country from insult and injustice had left Mr. Calhoun since he made his latnous war report at that unie—a report which. Mr- Hill said, bad then fired in* owu youthful blood, aud led him to venerate the author beyoud all other men.” •* Washington. Jan. 29. " Mr. ISyiium, of North Carolina addressed the House of Representatives to-day, in a swer to Mr. Wise, principally, on the subject ol tbe resolution offered by Mr Adams. Mr. Bynum was very-sarcastic, almost amounting to person ality ou Mr, Wise, and ns he was sometime, in terrupted by Air. Wise, iu a corresponding uive, it is apprehended that a rencontre may take place. :r. Wise has already marked his innii, hut 1 *'o not know whether any proofs are extant of the success o Mr. Bum iff in the duello. Judging, however, from the caste of features of the latter, aud tbe character of the glaucc-s he sumelimes casts arouutl bun, 1 presume he has au occasion- al necessity for a little of the glorious excitement of conflict to'keep his blood in geuerous circula tion. .Mr. W ise is probably five leel eight indies n: height, aud if lie bad given the bond of Anto nio, rdiylock wou^d scarcely have fouud a pound of Aeslt upon him. ills antagonist inay be live feel five inches, and is almost as scantily supplied with flesh. If iliey go out to fight, tin v will staud on an equal footing, aud ucc’t uot Icar the chance of flesh wounds, hut may say tu each o- thcrwh.it Mr. Tierney is camatured as having said to Mr. Pill, when be fired at aud missed him, ” Dutnuic, one might as well have »lmt at a rush light.” Of the two young gentlemen, I think Mr. Wise gives the fairest promise of usefulness to his icliow'-croatures. \\ hen the House was ,1- bout to postpone the subject, for the purpose of proceeding to the consideration of private bills, Mr. Adams stated that there was uo uecoasuy ol pitsstug the quesliou ou his resolution, as In wished all the phials of wrath which uad been fined fur him, to be emptied uu bis bead, aud he might be allowed au opportunity to reply to iho gentleiuou who had assailed, or who might as sail him.” »• Washington, Feb. 1, 1836- “ There is a general convictiuu-throughout the eity, that the olier of Great brttatu to mediate between X*’rauce and the United Sjtatcs, has been accepted on the main quest ion—the payment ol the twenty-five millions of franc*. Hut it is un derwood that the differences in some other points caniioi. according to the views euteriaiucd by the President aud his Cabinet, be p.operly submitted to ihe mediation of any .third power. These points arc, accordingly, excepted, and reserved for settlement by direct negotiation with France. The British vessel at Noifolk, which brought the overture, will sail, it is expected, iu a lew days, with the reply of tho Executive to the offer, it is hoped therefore, that the peril of a loreigii war will.uot be added to the dangers “lutil.ilorm aud mix,” wlm-ii menace the Uuiou at this mo ment. Mr. Rucliauan. who it is understood is speaking the sentiments of the Cabiuut it) the Senate, admitted to-day, iu hts remarks ou tbe resolution of Air. Benton, that the eminence ot tbe danger had passed away, aud that if Con gress put the cuuulry in a simatiou to exhibit a hold front. France would very shortly pay the inoi ey; and by this result, the responsibility which had impended over those Senators who had refused the graut of three millions last year, would be matei tally lessened. Still, large appro priations will be asked for, aud large appropria tions will certainly be made, as there seems to he uu disposition iu the Senate (the only body of whom any doubt seems tu be eutcrtainedjto with hold any grant whic 1 * may be considered requi site fur the effectual defence of the country. Air. Buchanan further stated, that the letter of Mr. Rives did not produce auy ill feeliug towards our claim on the part of Fiance, as it was not made known in that country, except to tw o Deputies, until it must have been too late to produce auy unfavorable influence.” •* Washington, Feb. 2. “ We have had a continuation of the debate in the Senate,on the resolution offered by Mr. Ben ton. The remarks of Mr. Buchauaii ha^e been brought to a close, and we have had tile inuideu speech of Mr. Grittetidcu, which was pithy, brief, s ireastic aud tu some parts eloquent, in reply to Mr. Buchanan. The latter Senator bad urged that France had received from us mil ions since 1831, iu consequence of the permission granted to her to send us her silks aud wines at reduced rate of duty. Mr. Crittenden, insisted that France derived no profit from the reductions of duty, audjhat these calculated millions went into the pockets of our citizens, aud not into the cof fers of France • that till the benefits of reduced duties w ere benefits'to the consumer, aud uot to the product r. He w ent on tu assail the exagger ated declarations ol the responsibility which had becu assumed by those w ho voted against the graut of the three millions last session, auu declar ed that ihe people of the country did not set a value of the pariog of a Huger nail tin that respon sibility ; that it sounded well as the theu.e of a speech, hut bad no existence in fact. War he bad never supposed to he likely, for who would go to war to recover a debt ? The debt was due to us. but he would uot go to war with au old aud faitiiful ally to recover it for he was not desirous to obtain a purse stained *\itb the blood of thou sands of shat uutioii w hich aided us to ehtuiu our independence. He regarded, of all causes of war, money to be the most sordid, base aud in glorious. And if wo go to war, he would rely more ou the cuergy of the people, than the erec tion of artificial defeuees. Alter he had closed, the floor was obtained by Air. Manguiu, who will, of course, address the Senate when tbe subject shall be resumed.” Frosr. another Correspondent ” W ASHINGTON, Jail. 28. “Judge White, of Temtesse. occupii d tbo floor of the Senate the whole of yesterday, in reply to Ooloucl Benton, and in defeue*- of the vote he gave oil the Appropriation Bill of March 3d. 1835. He was rather more animated than usual, and in the course ot his remarks said, that the vote he gave at the tithe referred to, w»» au act of his official life of winch he fell "proud, aud lie hoped jt would he lecorded with his name, so long as he had the honor of being ranked with gcuileutett of principle aud of truth. It was an honest vote, aud if agaiu called upon to act, un der similar circiimstauces, he certainly should re cord a similar vote. Ho professed the warmest regard for General Jackson ; said that no man ou t arlh so complete ly possessed his affertmus ns tbe General; and, that in the course of his official duty, he had al any time recorded a w rong vote, the error should lie nseribed to the houest friendship he bore ihe President. The Judge, iu my opinion.said some things, which, fur the sake of his character lor manliness, had better been unsaid. “lit the House of Representatives, the same subject was discussed, aud tbe Hun. Churchill C. Caniliiclcng took the floor in behalf, ol him self aud the llotise. lie said, at the ousel, that when ou Saturday last, he had intimated that a distinguished Senator, (Mr. Webster,) had had a hand iu au attack that tvas made ou him. in the columns of the Philadelphia National Gazette, early last spring, he had done that Seuaior in justice, and as he was now satisfied that he was uot guilty, hut on the contrary, had expicssed Ins abhorrence of the act, he uotv did biiij jus tice bv retraetiug the remarks lie then made. “ He then made some allusion to Mr. Wise, of V-irgiuia. aud treated him wilh scorn aud con tempt. lie said he would uot follow the example of tint gentlemau and cull iiamcs. Names were hut little consequence, they carried uu influciicu n ull them, even if tiiey were associated with the illustrious Mr. Wise.' “ This was inteuded as a rebuke to Mr. Wise, who, on Saturday last, w hen sneaking ou this sub ject, assailed Mr. Cauibreleug with personalities, and freely made use of his name, in defiance of parliamentary Usage aud courtesy. Air. Wiie rose to explain, aud said that when ho used'Mr. Cambreleng’s tiamc, he was speaking of the last sessiou of Congress, aud uot of this. “Air. Canihreleug now went ou to detail the history of the Fortification hill of 1835. aud the raiwus that led to ti ; and 1 thought ho was very correct, so far as the public incidents of the night were concerned. As to the private and caucus part of tile aflair, I know nothing. 1 well recol lect the incidcuts of that night, as 1 was olio of the reporters ou the occasion, ami look especial pains to he minute and correct. “Tbo defence of Mr. Cauibrcleng, was cer tainly ingenious aud able, if it w as not cotisisicut with ull the facts ol the case, and as fur this par- ttcular I shall not decide, iu concluding his re marks, Mr. Gaiubroleug said, aud 1 think he said truly. tha< it was i subject of regret aud mortifi cation. that the two Houses of Congress should now he engaged iu a war of crimination and re crimination, iu relation to acts of a previous ses sion. tle said th <t this was uo time tu be en gaged iu these petty pursuits; the time had arri veil when both branches of Congress, aud the Executive, mid tho people themselves should he united in an effort to place tho country in a state of defence. Wo had uotv arrived at a crisis in our affairs, when the weight of a feather would deckle the question of peace or war with Franee, aud we ought tu bo a united people. Frauco had liemaudcdof us that which could uot-ho given— w Inch ivontd not be giveu by the people, if the whole Union, from Maiue to Louisiaui, was de luged hi blood. “ Mr. Read, of Alassachusetts, a veuerablo gen- tlemnti, and a most useful member, followed Air. Cambroleug m au opposite direction,' and weut iitioa full and honest detail of all the facts con uected wilh the loss of the bill. In som« mate rial potuts, 1 think he was inaccurate, but 1 can not doubt tiio correctness of his intentions — W hen ho had concluded, Mr. Ben. Harding, f Ivcutucky, took the floor, but to consequence of theegened condition of the House, and the late ness of the bout, he gave way to u motion to ad journ. The whole ol this day has been exhaus ted with the same subject, lit tf e House, it was debated by Air. llaidmg and Mr. Evaus; iu the ricuate, by Messrs Grundy aud Hill. Wheu it will eud it is impossible to conjenture. “A company of U. S. Artillery left here to day. for Florida, and others will soon f-ilotv.— The Government has been furnished w ith $300,- 000 to suppress the Seminole war, and we can- uot but hope that the savages will soon be put to route,” 8. SEMINOLE WAR. TEXAS. Advices f-om Yera Cruz to the 8th of January have bet ii received at New Yoik. Tiie capture of Gen. Coss by tite Texian army is officially an nounced, and tke conduct of bimseif aud meu much lauded for their brave resistance. Ou the 3d December, General Santa Anna passed ill review of 9000 men at St Louis Poiosi, destined to recover Texas. Immediately after wards, five Generals with 2IH)0 men took up their line of march, and die van guard, uuder Gen. Sesina bad reached Salines, about thirty miles from the Rio Bravo Del Norte, ou tite 8th of that month. Tbe continuance and tapidity of the advance of the army of Texas, will depend greatly ou the means of truuspoi t and provisions they have a I command. A conspiracy against the Government was dis covered in the city of Mexico on the 6th Drc. The object is stated to have been the assassina tion oUSauta Auna and tbe Ministers, and to plun der the city. A great number o f officers impli cated had been at rested.— Const. Texas—Late letters from that interesting coun try state, that voluuteers are pouring into it, aud that she was generally considered as secure a- gaiust Santa Anna and hts Mexicans. The convention was to assemble ou the first of March and would issue a declaration of ludependoiice. Maj. Gen. Samuel Houston, a.native of the val ley of Virginia, was tukiug a most active part in raising aud organizing troops. The General cuuucil passed on the 24th of November, ail Or dinance. to establish and organise a corps of inouuieo rangers. And ou the same day another ordiuauee was passed to raise a regular army, cousistiug of one thousand one hundred & twenty meu, tu be enlisted for two yeais, or so long as tho war shall last. Officers aud men to receive the pay aud raiious as in the army of »be' U. S. aud iu addition thereto, six hundred and forty a- cres of laud each, after he shall have received au hotrarable discharge —Rich. Knq. LATEST FROM i EXAS. We have been favored ..by a friend uotv in Texas, with the Republican, printed at Brazo ria, of the I3ih January. It appears from the notice which tve extract below, that Col Fanuiu was thou embodying the voluuteers to march to the western border of Texas, for the put pose of meeting Santa Anna on his descent into the coun try with his 10,UU0 men, aud prevent the war from being carried into the heart of Texas. The following is the notice. WESTWARD—HO ! Attention Volunteers. It’est face—March. 'The General council Das ordered a concentra tion of allthe Volunteers, eu the western hor de of Texas, & I am charged with raising funds and the troops, aud carrying into effect the ob ject. The fleet aud convoy will sail from Velas co ou or before the ISih inst and all the fighiiuu Volunteers is Texas, or arriving, are iuvited to enter tbe ranks forthwith, and proceed to the place of rendezvous and join their brethren iu arms to the number of near 600. who have alrea dy marched to Gopcuo and San Putrico—Each white man, is a host, and 1 trust to se„e a large turn out; and by so doing we may make tho eu- etuy pay the expenses of the war, aud entirely prevent the war being brought into the heart of the country. If it is uot done, the situation of the country is at least perilous. J. W. FANNIN. Jr. Agt. Prov. Govt. [Go/ Sen.] From the Texas Telegraph, Jan.JD. We learn that the Mexicau armed schr. AIou- tezuma. is uotv lying in Galveston Bay, aud that Ihe schooner Invincible is lying at the inonih of this river, an express has been sent to this place to got the necessary niilhoisty and instructions for the liiviucitile, to enable her in proceed in pursuit of the Montezuma. We understand that there is a sufficient u timber of meu at Velusco.who are willing to volunteer their services to man the Invincible. From what lias already taken place, both by land and sea, wc have but little ryason to fear tbe result. We are happy to learn that a new armed ves sel has at rived on the coast to cuter iu the serv ice of Texas. She is said to lie a very fine fast sailing vessel of 120 tons burthen, aud mountiug s>x guns: 2 eighteen, and 4 nine pounders. 8ho has also ou board 1000 stand of muskets, aud provisions for a four month’s cruise. Site is at this time a very important acquisition to our cause, as she will protect our commerce, and at the same time carry ou a war ngaiustibe minia ture uavy of Mexico. N. Orleans, January 18.—The Texian com missioners have now acquired a loan of 350,000 dollars, on easy terms. To morrow they will depart for .Mobile ; and thence to Washington: It is stated that thoug-li Gen Cos was pe mu ffed free ou his parole that lie would uot iu future take arms ngaiust Texas, yet that lie is-raisiug men and menus as rapidly as he can. Santa Anna has uot yet shown his face near thoTexian frontier : he smells powder. General Houston has prepared to commeuee the cam paign ou the 1st of March next.— Bee Another Tragedy.—It becomes our painful du ty to record another evidence of the progress of crime. Yesterday morning, before day light, a man by the name of .Sylvester Edwards, pi ot ou the steamboat Paul Jones, was shot by David Dryden, pilot of the steamboat Swiftsitre. The two heats weie on their way to this place from Louisville, aud were running a race, and it is sta ted that the Paul Jones attempted to mu tile Sjwiftsitre down. Tho incensed pilot of the lat ter, who procured h rifle, and when the Paul Jones was about fifty yards oil', he fired at Ed wards, (her pilot,) and shot him through the neck. Edwards was not dead sit 4 o’clock yesterday, but it is believed, we understand, he cannot sur vive, Tho act was commuted near Tanner’s creek between Lawreuceyillo ar.d Aurora.—Cin cinnati fVhig. Arkansas—The Convention for forming a con stitution for the future State of Arkansas, assem bled at Little Rock, ou the 4lii of January,—50 members present—but one absent. They elect ed John Wilsou of Clark, as their President, Charles P Bertrand as Secretary. “A resolu tion was offered by Air Roane, that it is expedi ent for this Convention to proceed to form a constitution aud State Government which was adopted with only one dissenting vote, (Mr Wal ker of Hempstea'd.” Maj. Dade—A now county has bean organi sed by our Legislative Council embracing the country bordermg on New River, and including Indian Key, to be called Dade county in honor of th« Inmonted Maj. Dade.—Floridian. From tin Chat lesion Courier. Departure of Volunteers for Florida■—Two mpauies of Volunteers Tom the inferior, under command of Cajrtnius Jones and Parker, em barked yesterday forenoon, ou board tbe schrs Intrepid and Tuscarura, for St. Augustine. In the afternoon, the Irish Volunteers, under Capt. IIenrv, marched down to Miirnood’< wharf, e-corted by the Northern Volunteers and French. Artillery, uniform corps, mid went on board the 6fhr Kxii, which vessel left the whnrt immediately afterwards under n salute from the artillery. The military honors (raid to this com pany were very appropriate, and we regret that similar demonstrations of r -speel were not awar ded at the departure of those w ho have preceded them. Col. A. II. Brisbane, comrar.uder of the regiment, is a passenger iu the Exit. Adetachineut from Col. Edward - *’ Regiment of 75 men, will march d - ..wu this day, at 12 o’ clock, to embark in a steam .boat lor Sullivan’s Island. They are detailed to garrison'Fort Moul trie and Castle Pinckney during the absence of the regular troops, who will bo sent immediately to Florida with Gen. Eustis. Two companies of United States Troops and a number of Officers, embarked on board the brig Arctic for Savannah last night. The Arctic left our port this morning aud was taken down by the boat Relief. From St. Augustine. The Steam Packet John Stoney. Go pi. Curry, arrived here last eve ning, from .^t. Augustine, having left that port ou Aloud ay last. Sc. bringing the Herald of the 6;h iust, from which we have extracted some lew items, which will be found below. d e have also been favor. <1 with thefollowin extracts of letters received by tms vessel. “.Sr. Augustine. Feb. 2. “We are still without employ, except such as regular camp duty, aud the guarding of pickets requite. A false alarm was created the other night, the signal gun at the bridge piquet having been fired by mistake. 'I he Volunteers in the Garrison turned out promptly, aud in such a manuer as to inspire the greatest confidence it) them, if indeed auy cvideucc of their zeal were wanting - . “There are reports of Indians having been seen over tbe bridge yesterday, but little confid ence is put iu these rumours. Cnpt Merchant’s company of about 40 regulars arrived here yes terday. from .Savannah, ami will probably rem ain nutil Gen. Eustis comes ou, unless in the in terim they receive orders from Gen. Clinch to join him. “A company of mounted men came iu to-dav. from Picolati. bringing despatches from that place and al-o from Gen. ('linen. We learn that ac cording to the best opinions, the maiu body of Indians are conceuttatiug their forces at Pow ell- town in the west; that Micanopt, a chief, has joined Powell, with 500 men, that they number at least 2500 warriors, ami that they are mak ing great preparations lor an early and decisive battle with Liiuch. The object is to engage him to advantage with au overpowering force, before he can receive reinforcements. “ ST. AUGUSTINE, FEB. 5. “ Despatches were received here last night from Gcu. Minch at Fort Drane. Nothing further was known of the movements of the Indians.— An unfortunate and fatal occurrence had taken place iu relation To the volunteers at th .1 place. A" Lieut. Ward mutinied, aud drawi g a brace of pistojs, threatened-to shoot his commaudirg officer. Col. Parrish raised a gun then in his hands and instautly shot Ward dead in his tracks. The writer of the letter conveying this melancholy intelligence, Lieut Dancey, had lcar md I’othiug further of ihe particulars. The con sequence. however, whs licit tho volunteers ietii - ed from th -- camp, and left Clinch alone with bis 5 companies of reeidars. He had at that dale received no reinforcements. Capt Porter proceeds to dav to Bulow’s. about 4 rniies to the south of this. He is ordered to take Van Ness's company with him. Thai company, however, has not arrived yet ("apt .Merchant, with the company of icgtilars from Savannah, will probably accompany him, “ST. AUGUSTUS’E, FEB 7. ‘•We have received orders to-day, by expre>*. that will carry offal' the Regulars, including rht- Companies that arrived to-day. in the John Sto tuy. with the exception of one Company.— Clinch is doubtless hard pressed by the Indians as all the Volunteers have left him. We see. to-day fires in a Southerly direction, which are supposed by those best acquainted wilh tbe loca lities of tbe country, to be in the neighborhood of Bulow’s and Hernandez’s Plantation, it ts pro bitbie cither that ihe Indians h ive burned th.>-.e places, or that they are inakiug a f-int, to draw the troops out of St Augustine. They art?pro bably concentrating there, (it is aboi.t 15 miles from St. Augustine.) and if so we stand a chance of a brush with them. 1 donut know how long we shall he kept v-iihio St. Augustine ; many of the men are anxi <us to go out, but the offi errs feel themselves pledged to keep them within the city.” ST. AUGUSTINE, FEB.7. “A large fire was seen last night ill the direc tion of Bulow's and Hernandez's Plantations, supposed to have been from the buildings, which •he Indians were burning. We have heard noth ing further of the Indians. " ST. AUGUSTINE, FEB. 7 “A fire was yesterday observed iu the direction, as supposed, of Bulow's Plantation. Ourgmurd. to-night, is consequently double, and the garrison well prepared. The Indians tire ieported to be gathering their strength near Cttuio King. A Detachment of U. S troops left litis morning for 1’icolat.i.” From the Herald. ST. AUGUSTINE, FEB. 6—Tho Brig Com et, Trout. arrived at tils port on Wednesday, having beeu taken np by the Government, for the transportation of provision stores from Chales- ton. for the supply of >he troops and volunteers who rendezvous at Si. Vugustiue. The Schooner Favorite also arrived the dav following freighted with supplies for ihe same object. We learn from rumour, that Aliconopy and Jumper were at the head of the Indians who mussacrccd Capt. Dade and hts companies of troops, the horritl details of which have- already appeared in the papers ; and consequently it is more lltau probable that Ohelu was present at the murder of Geu Thompson. Orders by express avo arrived from Geu. Clinch to the coni.naudaui of this post, placing ihe two companies of U. S. troops under the command ot Captains Merchant and Porter, at their discretionary disposal at the south. These two companies w ill therefore proceed to &. lake pest ni iiulow vdlc, or at such other poiut as cir cumstances shall reudor mosijudirious. It is uot doubled hut they will bo able to meet the Indians who have done so much mischief in that quar ter, aud will chastiso them into submission. Conformably to the proclamation of the Govern- o". and of General Orders just promulgated, a Draft of one fifth of all the Militia will be made on Tuesday morning, provided tho necessary force is.not previously" made up of Voluuteers. Considerable distress has been expressed this week for wautoffire wood; tite weather being severo and the thermometer being down to about 28g. Very little wood is now brought tothe'uiiy. on account of our disturbed situation. Whate ver wood does arrive is monopolized by our merchants aud sold at five and six dollars per cord. Families aro now suffering for want of fuel.. Corn is selling at one dollar and twenty five ceats per bushel; and flour at $11 per bW. From the Jucksonvihe Count, i A gentleman m a lettti to .beL.T 4 ' licoUla. January 31st, 18;;tj, _ u,1 «r. press arrived from Geu. CbiiVli Ihb"*'' 11 ri- bnugmg information, ( w Dh m« lL ,j Geu. Call had joined him. Tbee UriUetJ ' apt. Porte. - , 1st Art. sit. Aug U „ ( f* sons, the one a white man. ‘'hit*, state, that they were tired ou op.J; !tr ‘‘m! lata strong hold, across t ne river’ ,H:r Hung the banks. The ferr> ma ’ u cross with ihe express, sayl |, e fii "«Ui a . rile report of a rifle, and i,’ were about tbe lauding. Tho bl ,uc H»t bs saw au Indian step from behind «»« fire upon him, aud the ball • ’* lr <*, aid head. One of a sin.ill l«riy n » L, afterwards, say s he saw an luuinu Ul over * -vast au ioii.-,,. ”»er lretn ail which perhaps we ate run ‘“‘“^ drawing the inference ihatthero are hi'** 1 * b woods not far from us. ‘ UlJns iinj) S The steamer Mongiu has just , a , ; <U suppose Maj. Stephens u „, v , ' heJ htr t , the rascals a little ojfrnce alter so Jo,,, Maj. iS. and also his officers-are eoiitb. f credit for iheir spirited conduct. U tu Feat Ou Friday evening about thirty , nuUu . . Jinteers from the counties otClyuu a! ‘ Ga accompanied by Col. •Wciin u ,| L „ .""kn, our towu. They are of the i Uim ’ ’ ,rr,v ^ii and wealthy inhabitants of that secu u ,i 4bie This small band of brave hearts d join Gen. Clinch, by j.roceedingdi Quarters 1st the dangers which uese, u ' lil '^ be what they might. , r *aj The steamer J. D. Alougin havin. fr »m Piclata, left here ou Monday m, re " irct(! kiug these spirited Volunteers, with ..'' “'““b- and baggage-wagon tojoi., ,| le Richmond in their march to Camp King, ,,, . From l he Tallahassee Floridian Honda will long remember wi h eracJ r the generosity of Charleston, Savaum-', t Macon, Mobile, and Netv Orleaus, 'r„ “*f u .neu, money, aud arms, for the protection f 1 * frontier, from a ruthless and sa Va » 8 f“ f#a '' should they eve,, « hid, God iVbid.^j *’ ol like assistance, we trust that si )s w m LTJ thousands of brave hearts aud ready hmi slucl'i thc.r altars and fire-sides from d« 0 £ n.cv have now, <>u their yvsy f0 the -etnenf, non, more than a thousand Voluatcer, bdl'' detit ol die regular requisitions,.,, States, many of them, ere this, have pS arrived. 1 0i i Excepting the painful iutelligeuce of the a of Lt. Ward, of fhe TalUhai VotS news of interest has beeu received since our'i from tho seat of w ar. ** Col. James Gadsden has been appoint Quarter Master General, of the Florida au office which we have no d„ u bt he will fill j credit to himself and usefulness to th? comn in the present critical juncture of our affairs. *' The U. S. troops nuder Col. Tyviga. a Vis: 3tk) in number accompanied by volunteers md., i Gej. Smith, to the uumber of nearly - 700. left New Orleaus for Florida, on Wed.’lasi. There were more U. S. troops, hut tiny could mu Ed I conveyance until to-day. This large- cou'rik - 1 lion to the. Sent uole war. does great credit to I the enterprise and patriotism of the l.oui«rantaia | Tho Bee of Neyv Or!, informs us that it hascsub-l fished a correspondence giving accounts tfcj| affairs in Florida, so far as those troops are i i erned —Mobile Reg. The Legislature of this State, (says the','.0.1 Bee.) has passed tsvo appropriation trills for tb* I belief of tbe citizens of Florida—die amr.ai;I granted by both is $30,009. The Governor s| authorised and enjoined to call ou tbe«i:ig'.o,:tI volunteer: nd to incur tbo necessary express I of forivarding them to Florida. f The volunteers who have enrolled themstlwI (says the N. O. Courier, 26th ult.) within thek j tyva or three days, foi Florida, were passedivt - 1 view last evening. They amount to 280abl,b| • i.ed men, of very fine appearance. Me lull every reason to believe that this bomba *3H ing'uented, before the 'ay fixed.far lliei."drr:'-| ure, to600. 1— — A lorida Affairs—The \V nsbioglor Glide c*| tains a vindication of ihe Federal Govonw*| fr >m the charge of ucglecritit: die prole,hm>*l defence. of'Florida. made or ini plied iu the pn - ! ceedittgs of the public meeting iu tl.i*city, 'll lote as the 89th September, the inform : '-I nished the Government by “the nnfratnfdX cer, Lieut. Harris,” stating the* Sewi'a;; : J hit ion, including negroes, not to exceed which about I6t.'0 yyere females, rcupW idl ihe (act ih.it a portion of the Indians ire ( iW f able to a removal, leaving the whole nirsri| the disaffected, of all ages and classes, oiiiji' -- *l •1300, warranted iho belief that *<"**■ would be a full estimate of }he It stilt i' , 'l On ibis basis the amplest prcp.iratiow•’ , l made: and as sonu as the Govcruiurut • ware ot ihe real character of the nr.«: s (no news of actual hostilities, on die part* lndiaus, having been received at Ua» : » c until the 6th Jhii ) measures were pmnf? 1 ken to have pi, ,he spot an increased militia ioree, and a naval force, also iii' 1 ^ -1 bring the matter to as speedy au.l safe a w* ntioti as p. s-iiile - . The Globe insi-t- iR* e. n,panics were placed originally. »s n:t in the report of the Secretary of W r.iw commend of Gen. Clinch, to compel die al ot the Indians; hut exonerates that offic..'■ j all Idame, it having been impraetirable(* in consequence of the dispersed cooditke ' army, sooner to concentrate Ins forcc- Frorn the Norfolk HerM- ., Longevity.—On 8 aim day las, f i died in t:iis borough, iu w hich. llii» , i"l |il0< 'J Africa, he had re-ided nearly a lmu<lr« He was originally purr based by .* f-Tj the Islam! of Barhadoes. of the aaips^.J with whom he there lived uinii he - J . old, wheu Ids master died, leaving a son aud daughter, the eldest 13 yea 1 * who, ou the death of their only surW,# ^L ( ( emigrated to this Borough at that MI ’M and Jobu was of tho train of servants * "j dod them. The son (George Ahyvon) of time became a leading •n* 11 1 ? j|i the Corporation, aud filled the offi<e ^ some years before the revolution -- \ lady married Col Willoughby, *6 eu, * e < tiitctinn, and from their union *P r J branches, all cxis'iug at the P rtSC ’' (r ,« adorning society as their ancestor* .j do in their time. Joliu rouliuu^ ^ from generation to generation, , , ' j*j»J faithful in his duty, affectionately a ‘ . family, & pretty much his own ' AVairiba, a sort <*f privilege' 1 many years before his death, | h" u <j' healthy itnd active to the last, required of him. and the kinds#** f to yvhich ho belonged, *«pp” i.;At*j comforts. We have no d*** , 1() ri" list* the precise period of his com? hut from the best sources of J 1 .h e yf : ‘j our reach, wo should fix 6* " ^ fcj aud being 'lieu 25 years of ag * .e«f*J] uutnheied one hundred 'wad ' time of his decease. **•» f 0 rit« :: have been hastened at the 139 * j ve d ctt. hv a severe burn yvhich. h# . h» fl, ‘ bite cold weather from bl* asleep - dentally caught fire while n We regret to learn ( sa . v * jS^di, zette.) that Co). U "■‘'’u'ashiDg 1011 ’ 011 " sleet on the pavement'u-'* ^ evening, and brok# hts r (