fi y. i C 2r:i that tlio Supariur Court of Clinton, j
- have coimeted Barber, alias Bunkley, of
: |! )OSiU ro, and sentenced him.to the Penitentiary for j
rears. Where he will have ample time to mature .
tcw schemes of fraud and imposture. It is rumored
‘ Wf> . ), c has lone; been accustomed to clc>'-el doors, and
liis fate with a commendable stoicism.
We shah, a« promised, give the more minute particu
a,rl circumstances connected with the history of
V case, from the commencement, as soon as it can bo
kobeery OF THE 3 X Pit ess mail.
\ boy by the name oi' Henry S. Cosgrove,
Exoi-css rider, with George W. Marsli ami :
p,. ; ‘ cr V’cnadeti, were arrested in Cincinnati on
t l 'c Mid inst. on a charge of having robbed the
'I ni. Marsh’s trunk was examined, & checks, 1
post-notes, and drafts found, amounting to
m,wan is of $70,000, besdes $1,600 in bank
notes. Venation had in his possession S7OO in
nolo-. The throe were committed for trial.
Correspondent of the Baltimore American.
"ivi o: - 0 Abolition movements in the Senate.
.More - petitions —more discussion—more ex
citement. Another fire-brand was thrown in
to tne Senate Cuamber this morning, in the j
form of a series of Resolutions from tne Legis- j
hmre of Vermont. Mr. Swift, one of the Vt. |
Senators, was the bearer of tne despatches. 1
At ms request, the resolutions were read by !
the Secretary of the Senate, and the excite- |
meat occasioned by the reading was much |
m ire general and extensive than that created !
hv the discussion of yesterday. The rcsolu- 1
♦ io.us made severe strictures upon Slavery and |
the Slave Trade, with some harsh allusions to
the slave-holding State.
Tie reading over, two or three Senators
sprang to the floor. Tie eye of the V ice
President first fell upon Mr. King of Alabama
who said that the resolutions were infamous,
come from what source they might. They con
tain a gross libel upon the Soutn, and deserve,
and he hoped would receive no respect and no
consideration at the hands oi the Senate.
Mr. Swift replied that no threats would de
ter him from doing his duty to his State, and
defending the Legislature of Vermont.
Mr. Calhoun followed, with some severe
strictures upon the resolutions, presented by
.Mr. s\vX. They were, iie said, a heavy blow
noon the Confederacy —a deeper wound than
Ind before been inflicted by any Senator, or
by any State.
A debate, long and protracted, was threat
<mc*l. Some were for hurrying it on—for
bringing the whole subject before the Senate,
aid others for postponing it for a week, and
o her-j indefinitely. At the request of Mr.
Clay, who forsaw that a storm was gathering,
and that an angry debate would be the conse
quence, Mr. Swift withdrew the resolutions for
the purpose of presenting them on i uesday
The Resolutions were withdrawn, and the
Pandora’s box was closed for to-day, and prob
ably until Tuesday next. Tne explosion will
then be tremendous, for Mr. Calhoun, Mr.
Preston, Mr. Clav of Alabama, and a host of
•others are ready and eager for discussion. —
The Resolutions from Vermont, will prove the
greatest fire-brand that has been thrown into
Congress since the beginning of the Abolition
lever. The end! What will it be? Where
will it be?
The Resolutions being withdrawn, the re
mainder of the day was past in the considera
tion of petitions and reports from Standing
Committees. The sesation ended with closed
doors, and an Executive Session.
Correspondence of the Charleston Courier.
Meeting of tlie Sonthern Members.
In the House, to-day, Mr. Slade, of Ver
mont, spoke two hours in support of a motion,
which he ma le, to refer an abolition petition to
tlie Committee on the District of Columbia,
with instructions to report a bill for the immedi
ate abolition of slavery and the slave trade in
the District of Columbia. It was a thorough
abolition speech, full of gleanings from the
pages of tlie Liberator and Emancipalor, and
the writing of the“ martyr” Lovejoy, as the
abolitionists term that miscreant incendiary,
lie was frequently called to order, but persisted
in going on with the discussion of slavery in.
?le abstract., and slavery in the States, from
w li-eli he was, at length, peremptorily called to
orb*-, an 1 directed to take his seat.
M\ W sc called noon bis colleagues, though,
as he sail, with no feeling of excitement —to
with him from the House, in odrer to con
s’l’/ noon the course proper to be taken at this
Mr. Holsev, of Georgia, ma lea similar call
upon his colleagues.
Mr. Rhelt, of S. C. staled to the House
that the members of the South Carolina Dele
gation had already signed an agreement to
meet at 3 o’clock, to consider what was to be
Mr. Robertson, of Va., appealed to the
whole body of the Southern Members, to re
tire and deliberate upon the case now present
Mr. Slade asked leave to proceed in order.
Mr. Renchcr, of N. C. moved an adjourn
ment and the House adjourned. Yeas. 106—
Mr. Campbell of S. C., prior to adjourn
ment, staled that ho was deputed to state that
the Southern Members were about to hold a
meeting in the Committee Room, of the Com
mittee on the District, and to invite the attend
ance of all tlie members from the slaveholding
Four o'clock , P. M. —The meeting oi the
Southern Members has not adjourned.
The correspondent of the Southern Patriot
gives some further details, .is follows :
“ Mr. Lcgare begged to say a lew A ords be
fore the gentleman from Vermont (Mr. Slade)
proceeded further. He would earnestly entreat
that gentleman to ponder well, on the course
he was pursuing, in relation to a subject winch
involved the interests of a nation and a conti
kient. He would tell him, that if, as had been
(stated, there was ‘ a spirit aroused in the North,'
that spirit would encounter another spirt in
the South, equally stubborn and unflinching.
|f the question of slavery was forced on the
people, of the South, they would lie ready to
Snoot it, and would not snrink from the com
bat—they would be found ready to take tne
gauntlet whenever it should be thrown down.
“ Mr. Slade resumed his remarks, in tiie
same style, and doled out a huge mass ol trash
from the publications of Garrison, 1 appall,
and other incendiaries. He was several times
called to order by Mr. Wise, for discussing
I the subject of slavery in the State of Virginia,
but Mr. S. persisted in his course.
“Mr. Rhett. I rise to a point of order.—
The question of order is whether the member
from Vermont has a right to go into the con
sideration of Slavery in the State of V irginia.
I say he has not, and if it is insisted on, I re
quest the whole Southern Delegation to go in
to the room of the Committee on the District
“The Chair said that he had repeatedly in
terfered, but to no purpose. But as parliamen
tary rules did not permit him to express his
opinion on the subject under debate, he felt it
hisfdutv to sav, that if it were in his power to
stop the discussion and to allay the excitement
he would do so.
“ Mr. Turney rose to a question of order.
“ Mr. Slade.' 1 ask leave to read a paper.
“ Mr. Grantland. I object to it.
“ The Speaker desired Mr. Slade to take
“ Mr. S. was again about to proceed, when
“ Mr. McKay asked if the member from Vt.
had not already been declared out of order.
? Speaker. He has.
“M r. McKay. Then lie has no right to
“ The Speaker again desired Mr. Slade to
take his seat.
“ Mr. Slade still rising to proceed, a motion
was made that he be allowed solo do. On
which, the yeas and nays were ordered, but
“ Mr. Rcncher moved the House do now
adjourn, (half past 2,) which was decided in
the affirmative. So the House adjourned. ’
Mr. Patton’s Resolution, that all petitions,
memorials, and papers, touching the abolition
of slavery, or the buying, selling or transfering
of slaves in any State District, or Teritory, of
the United States, be laid upon the table with
out being debated, read, printed or refered, and
that no further debate whatever, shall be had
thereon, l eas 122 Nays 74.
Surely there is nothing in the world, short of the
most undivided reciprocal attachment, that has
such power over the workings of the human
heart, as the mild sweetness ol nature. Ihe
most ruffled temper, when emerging from the
town, will subside into a calm at the sight of an
extended landscape reposing in the twilight of a
fine evening. It is then that the spirit of pence
rests upon the heart, unfetters the thoughts,
and elevates the soul to the Creator. It is then,
that we behold the parent of the Universe in his:
works we see his grandeur in earth, sea and;
sky,—we feel his affection in the emotions |
! which thev raise; and half-mortal, hub ethori-j
j! a ]ized, forget where we arc in the anticipation!
Jofwhat that world must be, of which this lovely j
' earth is merely the shadow.
Wc rntVrstend that on j’eslcrduy, a steam
boat arrived at Rome, from Wetumpka.
The annual meeting of the Praiseworthy so
ciety, convened at thr Capital on Tuesday
The Hon. Henry Clay having been elected
President of the association, since the decease,
last year, of the illustrious Madison, (its for
mer President,) took the chair. The names
of the delegates from the various States hav
ing been announced, the President delivered a
very appropriate and eloquent discourse. Th«-
very large and interesting audience was ad
dressed by l)r. Proudfit, Hon. H. A. Foster,
Dr. D. M. Reese, llev. Mr. Siiccr, and the
Hon. Mr. Mercer. We were much interest
ed by the several addresses. Tlie proceed
ings will lx* published hereafter.
City ami Comity Election.
The following persons, we are requested to sav, are
candidates ."or election on Monday next:
Isaac G. Seymour ,
E. D. Tracy.
Charles A. Higgins,'
Isaac B. Rowland ,
John L. Mustian ,
William W. Baldwin.
David Ralston ,
R. P . Robinson ,
Frederick Sims ,
George P. T Vagnon.
Nathaniel Fells ,
George Vi gal,
Charles Crawford .
Thomas A. Brown.
CLERK OF COUNCIL,
William G. Macon ,
Jesse L. Owen.
Thsmas M. Self.
CLERK SUPERIOR COURT*'
Benjamin Warner ,
Henry G. Ross ,
George IF. Fills.
CLERK INFERIOR COURT,
Joseph J. HoUcman ,
RECEIVER OF TAX RETURN'S’,
Francis M. Tarplcy.
For the Southern Post.
YFhat is Happiness ?
fs it in Youth ? That vernal day
With stealthy swiftness glides away,
And like the fair Ephemeral flow’r
Will waste its sweetness in an hour.
Is it in Manhood’s riper years ?
The ago of chilling cares and fears—
When deepening thought is bent to gain
Corroding dross, the price of pain.
Is it in Age’s withering bloom ?
When fast we ’re hastening to the tomb,
Without a hope our path to charm,
And fears of dreary death disarm.
Or is it found in Fancy’s dream ?
Where momentary pleasures gleam ;
Or where in Folly’s giddy round
Loud mirth and festive glee abound.
No, reader ! ’Tis in Heaven alone
We e’er may hope true bliss to own—
’Tis onlv there that sorrows cease,
And “ all is Happiness and peace.”
On Tuesday evening last, bv the Rev. Dr. Andrews,
Mr. Isr mu, F. Browv,~to Miss Ann Smith, all of Ma
con. rJCr We acknowledge our fee —the cake /]
In Houston County, on Friday, the 22d instant, bv
the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, A. T. Holmes, (Pastor of the
Bopti«t Church, Macon,) to Mrs. Rebecca G. Nelson,
of said county.
Tn Monroe conn tv, on the evening of the 25th instant..
Miss Rebecca A., daughter of Warren and Marv Ba. -|
row, aged 16 vear3.
In Philadelphia, by an apoplectic fit, on the 12th in
stant, William Sheepshanks, Esq. He was a consid
erable property holder in this place.
BY THE LATEST MAILsT
By the intelligence which we give below ir will
be found that all hope of settling the difficulties with tho
Seminole Indians, in Florida, is at an end for the pre
sent. We had thought, as we presume most of our
readers have, that this troublesome war was at nn end ;
but such, it appears, is not the fact. War and bloodshed
are around us on every hand, and promises a long con
tinuance ; how soon it will be among us none can till;
that there is a probability of it none can doubt.
For the present, from the latest accounts, wo gather
that the Abolition question is so tiled for this session, tho
resolution of Mr.Patton, of Virgiuia, being carried, which
is in amount the same offered by Mr. Pinckney, of 3.
Carolina, two sessions since; and which resolution lost
him his election in that State. The southern members,
it is said, evinced great moderation while debating and
caucusing upon this subject. This is all vary good ;
but there are some features in this case, which we do
not like, it looks too much like consession on the part
of the south; however, tee shall see.
The Deputation of Cherokee Indians ar
rived here on Monday last, in the Steamer San
tee, on their return from Florida. Wc learn
from them that all hopes of an amicable ter
j initiation of the Seminole war, are at an end
for the present. At their last interview with
the Chief Sam Jones, his parting message to
Gen. Jesup was, that “ he might catch him if
he could”—but that, having seized upon Oseo
la and the other chiefs who accompanied him,
jin violation of a flag of truce, he (Sam Jones)
would not trust to him.
The imposibility of following the Indians
through the interminable swamps and ever
glades to which they have retreated, and their
ability to sustain themselves there for any pe
riod of time, upon the natural productions oF
the earth, renders it, in the opinion of our in
formants, very uncertain when the contest can
be brought to a close.
A portion of tbe Cherokees wc understand,
will proceed to Washington, whilst others will
take the more direct route to their homes.
$3“ A ferry boat sank on die Waterce River, (S. C.)
on Saturday evening last, drowning 14 negroes and 4
horses. The Express mail horse swam out with tho
rider and mail.
fgjr The Houston Telegraph announces the death of
Commodore H. L. Thompson, of the Toxian Navy.—
An oration was delivered at hs "rave by General Rusk.
Gen. T. S. Brown has been urrestod in Middleburg,
on a charge of indebtedness to the Bank of Montreal.
Gen. Neilsona distinguished Radical leader, has been
arrested by the Royalists. He was attempting to escape
to the States.
: mmMnmmmM ii r i
RHigiou.s Notice.—There will
Divine service at the Court House
cn t°~ morrow i lll d ie usual hours.
NIAGARA FIRE COMPANY !
*TIHE members of the above Company will attend a
IL meeting of the Company, at the Engine House,
This Afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
THOMAS HARROLD, Secretary.
W ASHINGTON FIRE COMPANY !
Af. EET at your Engine House, This Afternoon, at 3
o'clock, for monthly drill. By order,
J. E. WELLS, Secretary.
V HEFTING of the Macon Mechanic Society will
be held at the house of Mr. T. B. Clark, on Thurs~
day Evening next, at half-past 6 o clock. Officers tor tho-
Society, for the ensuing year, will then be chosen.
Persons wishing to become members will hand in
heir names to the President or Secretary, or to some
nembrr, to be laid before the mgbng^.
W. T. Sage, Secretary.
December 30 !
rHE partnership that has been under the nameot
Horace Fitch in ffiis city, and Lewis Fitch A, Cos.
New-Haven, Conn, will be dissolved bv its own limita
tion on the first of January. Asa new arrangement
will be made in the business, all persons indebted to us
will please make an early settle £^ IS FITCH ,
December 30 ___ 19
To bo Hired.
a PTHTTR L. SIMS’ Negroes—consisting of men,
women, boys and girls—will be hired to the high
«* “ v-*'- the 2d c.‘WowEXSr thc
„ourt House. Auctioneer.
December 30 __
f^pBLANKS for sale atthis office-