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House of Representatives.

The Hanse Towns and Thursday, Dec. 24th. On motion of Mr. ports of Germany, 2,260,002 1,073,491 Cobb, it was

All others,

3,515,355 4,915,589 Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before

$73,854,437 19,426,696 this House, il in his opinion the same should not

I have the honour to be, &c. be inconsistent with the public interest, copies of the correspondence, if any, between the Depart

WM. H. CRAWFORD. ment of War and the Governor of Georgia, in The Speaker of the House of Representatives. answer to the letter of the latter to the former, dated on the first of June in the present year,

The letter, with its enclosures, were ordered communicated to this House on the 12th instant;

to be pripted. and also the correspondence, if any, between the

Tuesday, Jan. 5th. Nothing of importance Department of War and General Andrew

was done to-day. Jackson, in answer to the letter of the latter, of committee upon the bill making appropriations

Wednesday, Jan. 6th. The House went into the date of 7th May, 1818, also communicated for the support of the military establishment for to this House on the 12th instant.

1819. The engrossed bill to authorize the payment, in certain cases, on account of treasury notes

The bill in question embraces the following which have been lost or destroyed, and the en

items of appropriation: grossed bill authorizing the election of a Dele

For subsistence, (in addition to 200,000 dollars gate from the Michigan Territory to the Con- already appropriated,) 506,600 dollars gress of the United States, and extending the

For forage for officers, 26,496 dollars. right of suffrage to the citizens of the said terri.

For clothing, 400,000 dollars. tory, were read a third time, passed, and sent

For bounties and premium:s, 62,500 dollars.

For the medical and hospital department, to the Senate. The resolution from the Senate, directing a

50,000 dollars. survey of certain parts of the coast of North

For the quarter-master's department, 550,000

dollars. Carolina, was read a third time and passed, And the House adjourned to Monday.

For contingencies of the army, 60,000 dollars. Monday, Dec. 28th. Nothing of importance the appropriation to pay outstanding claims,

For arrearages, arising from a deficiency in was done to-day. Tuesday, Dec. 29th. Mr. H. Nelson, from

100,000 dollars. the judiciary committee, to whom had been re

For fortifications, 500,000 dollars. ferred the letter of the Sergeant at Arms, re

For making a survey of the water courses specting the suit commenced against him by those tributary to the same river, and northwest

tributary to, and west of the Mississippi ; also John Anderson, reported a resolution authorize of the Ohio, 6,500 dollars. ing and requesting the Speaker to employ such

For the current expenses of the ordnance decounsel as he may think proper, to defend the suit brought by John Anderson against the said partment, 100,000 dollars. Thomas Dunn, and that the expences be de

For the armories at Springfield and Harper's frayed out of the contingent fund of the House:

Ferry, 375,000 dollars. which resolution was concurred in.

For arming and equipping the militia, 200,000

dollars. Wednesday, Dec. 30th. Nothing important was transacted to-day.

For the erection and completion of arsenals, Thursday, Dec. 31st. The death of the Hon. in Georgia, 50,000 dollars; for erecting a pow

to wit: for completing the arsenal at Augusta, George Mumford, from North-Carolina, being der magazine at Frankford, near Philadelphia, announced, the House adjourned till Monday 15,000 dollars;

for completing the arsenal and next.

Monday, Jan. 4th. The Speaker laid before other works at Watertown, near Boston, 20,000 the House the following letter from the Secretary works at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 5,000 dol

dollars; for completing the arsenal and other of the Treasury:

lars; for a levee round the arsenal at Water. Treasury Department, Jan. 1, 1819.

vliet, New-York, 6,000 dollars, for building a Sir: I have the honour to transmit a statement powder magazine at Batou Rouge, 20,000 dolof the exports of the United States, during the lars. year ending the 30th September, 1818, amount- For cannon, powder, and shot, to fulfil existing in value, in articles of

ing contracts; for mounting cannon, and for Domestic Produce and Manufac.

purchase of lead, 191,200 dollars.

$73,854,437 To provide for the payment of the retained Foreign do, do.

19,426,696 bounty, and the per diem travelling allowance

of pay and subsistence to soldiers discharged $93,281,133 from the army in the year 1819, 92,500 dollars.

For the purchase of maps, plans, books, and Which articles appear to bave been exported to instruments for the War Department, 1,500 dolthe following countries, viz.

lars. Domestic. Foreign. For fuel, maps, plans, books, erection of To the Northern coun

quarters, and other buildings, and for contingent tries of Europe,

$1,554,259 1,081,424 expenses for the Academy at West-Point, To the dominions of the

35,640 dollars. Netherlands, 4,192,776 3,022,711 For marking and running the boundary line Da. of Great Britain, 44,425,552 2,292,280 of the several cessions of land made by the InDo. of France, 10,666,798 3,283,791 dians, 15,000 dollars. Do. of Spain,

4,589,661 2,967,252 For the payment of half-pay pensions to wiDo. of Portugal, 3,650,019, 248,158 dows and orphans, 200,000 dollars.

ture, to

For the annual allowance to invalid pension- The bill to enable the people of the Alabama ers of the United States, 368,039 dollars. territory to form a state government, and the

For the annual allowance to the revolutionary bill to suspend, for a further limited time, the pensioners, under the law of March 18, 1818, sale or forfeiture of lands, for failure in com1,708,500 dollars.

pleting the payments, were received from the For arrearages arising from a deficiency in Senate, severally twice read and committed. the appropriation for paying the revolutionary Thursday, Jan. 14th. Mr. Smith reported a pensions in the year 1818, 139,400 dollars and bill to amend the act " to continue in force the 85 cents.

act further to provide for the collection of duties For the Indian Department, including arrear- on imports and tonnage, and for other purposes," ages incurred by holding Indian treaties, 213,000 passed the 3d day of March, 1817; which was dollars.

twice read and committed. For annuity to the Creek nation, under the The bill authorizing the payment of a sum of treaty of 1802, 3,000 dollars.

money to the officers and crews of gun-boats Thursday, Jan. 7th. Mr. Livermore, from 149 and 154, was passed, and sent to the Senate the committee on post-offices and post-roads, re- for concurrence. ported a bill to increase the compensation of the Friday, Jan. 15th. The House, after some Assistant Postmaster-Generals, which was twice unimportant motions, resolved itself into a comread and committed.

mittee of the whole, on Mr. Harrison's bill to The House then resumed the consideration of provide for the organization and discipline of the appropriation bill.

the militia. Friday, Jan. 8th. Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 16th. Mr. Spencer, from the from the committee on roads and canals, report- bank committee, reported, that the charter of the ed a bill to appropriate a fund for internal im- bank has been violated in the following instances : provements; which bill was twice read and 1. In purchasing two millions of public debt, committed.

in order to substitute them for two other millions The House then took up the bill amending of similar debt, which it had contracted to sell, the military establishment of the United States. or had sold in Europe, and which the Secretary

Monday, Jan. 11th. The Speaker laid before of the Treasury claimed the right of redeeming. the House three letters from the Secretary of the The facts on this subject, and the views of the Navy, enclosing a statement of contracts made transaction entertained by the committee, have by the Commissioners of the Navy, during the been already given. year 1818; a staiment containing the names 2. In not requiring the fulfilment of the enand salaries of the clerks employed in the Navy gagement made by the stockholders on subDepartment, during the year 1818; and a state- scribing, to pay the second and third instalments ment of the expenditures and application of the on the stock'in coin and funded debt. The facts moneys drawn from the Treasury on account of on this point are fully before the House, and the Navy, during the year ending on the 30th they establish, beyond all doubt, 1st, that the September, 1818, and of the unexpended balan- directors of the bank agreed to receive, and did res of former appropriations remaining in the receive what they deemed an equivalent for coin, Treasury on the Ist October, 1818; which were in checks upon, and the notes of the bank and ordered to lie on the table.

other banks supposed to pay specie. This subThe appropriation bill was ordered to be en- stitution of any equivalent whatever, for the spegrossed for a third reading.

cific things required by the charter, was in itself Tuesday, Jan, 12th. Mr. T. M. Nelson deli- a departure from its provisions ; but, 2d, the vered a report from the committee on military notes and checks thus received were not, in all affairs, accompanied with the following reso- cases, equivalent to coin, because there was not lution :

specie to meet them in the bank'; 3d. that notes Resolved, That the House of Representatives of individuals were discounted and taken in lieu of the United States disapproves the proceedings of the coin part of the second instalment, by in the trial and execution of Alexander Arbuth- virtue of a resolution for that purpose, passed not, and Robert C. Ambrister.

before that instalment became due; 4th, that Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, also of the mili- the notes of individuals were taken in many in. tary committee, submitted a paper drawn up in stances, and to large amounts, in lieu of the the shape of the report, which, by a majority of whole of the second and third instalments, which one vote, that committee had resused, and the notes are yet unpaid. said paper was read. Afterwards, on motion of 3. In paying dividends to stockholders who Mr. Cobb, both papers were referred to a com- had not completed their instalments, the provimittee of the whole on the state of the Union. sions of the charter in that respect were violated.

The bill making appropriations for the sup- 4. By the judges of the first and second elecport of the military establishment for the year tion allowing many persons to give more than 1819, was read the third time, and the question thirty votes each, under the pretence of their on its passage was decided, by yeas and nays, being attorneys for persons in whose names in the affirmative, by a vote of 107 to 57. shares then stood, when those judges, the direct

Wednesday, Jan. 13th. Mr. Middleton, from ors and officers of the bank, perfectly well knew the committee on that part of the President's that those shares really belonged to the persons message which relates to the illicit introduction offering to yote upon them as attorneys. The of slaves, reported a bill “in addition to the act facts in respect to this violation are in possession for the prohibition of the slave trade;" which of the House, and establish it beyond the reach was twice read and committed,

of doubt. The bill authorizing the payment of a sum of This report was accompanied with a bill remoney to the officers and crews of gun-boats gulating the election of the directors. 149 and 154, was taken up in committee, Mr. Monday, Jan. 18th. Mr. Smith, of MaryDesha in the chair, the blank filled with 5482 land, from the committee of ways and means, dollars, and the bill ordered by the House to be reported a bal relative to the direct tax and inengrossed.

ternal duties, and a bill supplementary to the The House then again resolved itself into a act“ for the prompt settlement of public ac. committee of the whole, Mr. Pleasants in the counts;" which were twice read and committed. chair, on the report of the military committee The House then proceeded to the consideration on the subject of the Seminole war. of the report of the military committee respect- Friday, Jan. 22.. The bill from the Senate, ing the Seminole war.

“ to provide for the more convenient organizaTuesday, Jan. 19th. The House was occu- tion of the courts of the United States, and for pied to-day in considering the reports of the the appointment of circuit Judges,” was report: bank and military committees.

ed by Mr. H. Nelson, without amendment, and Wednes:ay, Jan. 20th. The House was em- referred to a committee of the whole. ployed as yesterday

The House again resolved itself into a comThursday, Jan 21st. The engrossed bill sup- mittee of the whole, Mr. Pleasants in the chair, plementary to the act to provide for the prompt on the report of the military coinmittee in regard settlement of public accounts, was read the third to the conduct of the Seminole war. time, passed, and sent to the Senate.

ART. 11. DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

MASSACHUSETTS.

NEW-YORK.

and nays, 73 names were recorded against THE Legislature mét on the 13th January Mr. Thompson, including above 30° who

ult, and proceeded to business. had “ pledged themselves” at the caucus to The number of entries, at the custom- support him, and there were 41 yeas. On a house in Boston, of vessels from foreign motion to appoint Mr. German, there were ports, during the year 1818, was 855, and the 67 yeas and 48 nays; and he was accord clearances to foreign ports, for the same ingly chosen. period, were 574. The smaller number of On Wednesday, Governor Clinton deliclearances is to be accounted for from the vered his Speech to the two Houses. He fact that many vessels, bound to foreign gives a full exposition of the affairs of the places, proceed to other ports in the United state, particularly of the canal, and the vaStates to take in a part or the whole of their rious public institutions, all of which, not cargoes, yet discharge their return cargoes excepting the State Prisons, he represents here. Consequently the clearances coast- as in a very flourishing condition. wise exceed the entries. The whole num- A subscription has been opened by the ber of clearances coastwise, during the year,

citizens of New-York; for a piece of plate, was 2082, and the number of entries 1831. with suitable devices, to be presented to Of the foreign clearances, 50 are bound to

William Willshire, the English consul at ports beyond the Cape of Good-Hope. Mogadore, as a testimony of their admira

tion and gratitude for his prompt and zealous

benevolence in redeeming from slavery, and The Legislature of New-York met at restoring to their country, Captain James Albany on Tuesday, 5th January. The re- Riley, and five of his companions, citizens publican members of Assembly, 75 in num- of America. ber, met on Monday evening, for the pur. The condition of the northern canal ap-. pose of designating the several officers of pears by the following statement, viz. the House. On balloting for Speaker, Wm. The excavation through the rocks at Thompson had 42 votes, and Obadiah Ger- Whitehall-landing, for the locks, three in man 33. It was then resolved, with one dis- number, of 90 feet in length each, and 14 senting voice, “that this meeting pledge feet wide, embracing a lift of 26 feet, which themselves to support William Thompson reaches the summit level to Fort Ann, a disfor Speaker of the House of Assembly:" tance of 11 miles, (excepting one small lift These proceedings are published under the of four feet,) is nearly completed; and these signature of the chairinan and secretary. locks will be finished by the first of October Notwithstanding, on proceeding to the next. The earth excavation, made by Smith choice of Speaker in Assembly on Tuesday, and Wheeler, is finished. The chambers Mr. Thompson had, on the first balloting, for the locks at Fort Ann and Fort Edward but 45 votes, Mr. German 43, Mr. Duer 26, are excavated, and a great part of the stone and there were three scattering. A second, is collected. The list at Fort Ann, to gain third, and fourth balloting were had with the summit level between Lake Champlain no better success for Mr. Thompson than and the Hudson River, is about 24 feet, and before, and the Assembly adjourned. On the descent from that level to the Hudson, Wednesday. the ballots were taken for the is about 30 feet. These locks are in such a fifth time, when Mr. German had 56 votes, state of forwardness, that it may be preMr. Thompson 28, and 23 scattering. No sumed they will be completed in all the choice being made, a motion was made month of September next. The excavation es that Mr. Thompson be appointed Speak between Fort Ann upon Wood Creek, and er;" and the question being taken by yeas Fort Edward upon the Hudson, a distance

LOUISIANA.

of about 14 miles, is finished, with the ex. aggregate value is estimated at $14,183,113 ception of about two and a half miles. The and 19 cents. Articles as follows: culverts, waste weirs, and dams, are con- 25,828,273 lbs. upland cotton, to foreign tracted for and are progressing; and but

ports, at 31 to 33 cents per lb. little doubt remains, that should the next

3,246,057 lbs. ditto, coastwise. season be ordinarily favourable, the canal

2,141,121 lbs. sea-island cotton, to foreiga between the lake and the Hudson will be

ports, at 53 to 70 cents. finished, in all its parts, by the first of No

14,619 tierces rice, to foreign ports, at vember next.

$35 to $43. MARYLAND.

1,662 tierces rice, coastwise. On the 4th of January, two negro men, 3,084 bhds. tobacco, foreign ports, at on the charge of having robbed the mail,

$100 to $110. were committed to the jail of Baltimore 951 do. coastwise. county. The circumstances are as follow:- 75,606 dolls. worth lumber, foreign ports. The careless driver, it appears, lost the mail 148,037 do. all other articles, do. bag out of the stage, which was found by the two negro men above mentioned. It appears doubtful whether they knew what Account of tobacco and cotton exported it was when they found it, as they appear,

from New Orleans since the 1st of Januwe are told, to be very ignorant slaves. ary to the end of September, 1818. They contrived, however, to make their

Tobacco. hhds. way into it by the aid of a knife, and finding

Hamburg

1,123 it contained letters, they contrived to open Bremen

1,998 these also, took from them about $2,800 in Amsterdam

2,544 bank bills, and then burnt the letters and the

Rotterdam

626 mail bag.' We understand about $2,000 of

Copenhagen

471 the money has been recovered : what has

Middleburg

200 become of the remainder is not yet known. Stockholm

249 It appears that the eastern section of the

Gottenburg

172 United States' turnpike road, extending from Gibraltar

4,061 Cumberland, in Maryland, to Union-Town,

Do. and Alicant

560 in Pennsylvania, upwards of sixty-one miles,

Cowes, and a market 1,355 cost, including every expenditure, less than

Falmouth, do.

1,452 $595,000, being per mile $9,700 only—and Greenock

293 in a report made on the subject, it is stated

Liverpool

1,533 that the western section, or last thirty-six London

647 miles of the same road, cost $616,000 up- France, since the 1st Nowards of $17,000 per mile-making a dif

vember, 1817

2,774 ference of $7,300 in the mile.

20,126

Coastwise Easly Bolan was committed to the jail of

8,000 Fayetteville, on a charge of robbing the mail of the United States. Several halves

,28,126 Stock on hand

400 of hundred dollar bills were found in his possession, which, with a variety of other

Total, 28,526 circumstances, leaves but little doubt of his guilt. SOUTH-CAROLINA.

Cotton.

bales. John Geddes, Esq. has been elected go

Liverpool

43,310

Clyde vernor of South-Carolina. A resolution

4,651

Portsmouth has been offered by the committee to ap

1,500

Havre propriate the annual sum of $200,000, for

14,401

Bordeaux ten years, to internal improvements.

5,241

Nantz Major General William Youngblood, has

2,611 Marseilles

695 been elected by the legislature Lieutenant Governor of the same state. A bill has passed the Senate of South

72,409

Coastwise Carolina, and passed a second reading in the

8,000 House of Representatives, by yeas and nays,

80,409 (yeas 73, nays 30,) repealing the laws of

Stock on band that state prohibiting the introduction of

1,000 slaves.

Total, 81,409
GEORGIA.
We have before us an abstract of the

MISSISSIPPI. goods, wares, and merchandize, of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the Advices from Fort Osage, inform us that state of Georgia, exported from Savannah, the expedition had arrived at that place in the year ending September 30, 1818--the without accident, and would proceed one

NORTH CAROLINA.

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or two hundred miles further up the Mis- St. Louis within a few weeks past; one of
souri this winter. Fort Osage is three hun- which has been lost in the Missouri, be-
dred miles by water above the mouth of the tween St. Charles and Belle Fontaine.
Missouri, and is the present limit of our popu-
lation to the west. The safety with which

KENTUCKY.
the expedition, consisting of len boats, has The dispute between General Adair and
ascended this stream, is an evidence that General Jackson, it is said, has been satis-
the danger of navigating that river is more factorily accommodated, through the friend-
imaginary than real. Several boats, carrying ly interference of the venerable Governor
provisions to the Yellow Stone, have passed Shelby, of Kentucky,

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ART. 12. CABINET OF VARIETIES.

THE BLUNDERER.

(From the London Lilerary Gazelte.) of a sudden, he recollected that he had lent

them to a friend. Upon another occasion, HERMIT IN LONDON,

he kept dinner waiting two hours at a Or Sketches of Fashionable Manners.

friend's house, and upon flying in a passion

at his coachman's neglect, he was informed No. IIK

that he had sent his carriage to bring home his little nephews from school. He lost an

aunt's favour by outbidding her at a sale of THERE cannot be a better man than Sir china, which he did, thinking that she had

Michael Marall. No one more oblig- an interest in keeping up the price of the ing ; nothing is kinder than bis heart; yet article ; and a rich cousin scratched him no one on earth commits more unlucky mis- out of her will for speaking against Methotakes in company. From these, he is reck- dism, he having entirely forgot her religious oned a mere scatter-brain, a marplot, a quiz, persuasion. and is often avoided. From these, he has But of all the unfortunate days of blunders got himself into very serious scrapes, and that ever occurred, that was the chief on has lost his very best friends. Finally, from which I met him at dinner at the Marthese unwilling errors, he, who of all men chioness'. Being in general two hours too in the world, wishes most to please and to late, and resolving to make amends for his do good, scarcely ever opens his mouth usual failures, and never having dined at without committing a blunder,--without the Marquis's before, he arrived two hours giving offence.

before he was expected. The score of serSir Michael is now fifty years of age; yet vants in the hall stared at him on his arrival, is he as thoughtless as when first I knew bim, and then looked at each other--as much as which is thirty years ago. As a proof of the to say, “ Is he mad? what a queer genius confusion of his brain, he forgets daily to this Sir Michael must be !" But the groom wind up his watch, sets it wrong afterwards, of the chambers, with his accustomed ofiand is never in time any where. In his cious grin and low bow, said, mechanically, commonest concerns he is always under “ My Lord will be down in ten minutes," some misapprehension--some mistake; and and then placed his chair, bowed, and handin his conversation, he is sure to say or to ed him a newspaper. He had time to spell do something out of time or out of place. every word of it. After which he took up a If he meet a widower, he will invariably in- novel and went through it. quire after his wife. If he meet a lady who At length a powdered servant opened the is divorced, he will (forgetting the circum- folding-doors, and in walked the Marstance) beg his respects to her husband. He chioness. Sir Michael had never seen her. not unfrequently asks unmarried ladies after before; but he was acquainted with her sistheir children; and people at variance, after ter Lady Barbara, to whom the resemblance their friend so and so. The many who do was striking. He rose up, and made his not know and pity this absence, or rather best bow; whilst the Marchioness smiled on this confusion of his, consider that he either him with her usual dignity and mildness. intends to hoax them, or to insult them. Cheered by this into self-confidence, he thus The few who are acquainted with his in- began: 'I need not (bowing a second time) firinity, fear to ask him to their house, lest ask your Ladyship to whom I have the hoc he say or do something offensive to their nour of speaking, seeing so strong a resem. company.

blance betwixt your daughter and yourself.' I remember one day when he made an “ Daughter, Sir, I have none; you must appointment with me to ride together to mistake.”. Probably-Madam-1 may; I see a cottage on the banks of the Thames: ask your Ladyship's pardon.' we waited a considerable time ; at last he At this moment her elder sister, Lady rung the bell, and asked why the groom did Barbara, entered the room. That, that, not bring his horses to the door? when, all that lady, Madam, is the person I meant; I, VOL. IV.No. IV.

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