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ous with this movement, to push a force of 5 or 6001 Defence of general Jackson
DOCUMENTS ACCOMPANTING THE "STRICTGRES OY TAS
REPORT TO THE SEXATE." soon as strongly fortified, to be actively employed jn scouring the country as far west as Suwany, forc.
CIRCULAR.-A. ing to, or receiving the, submission of the hostile
Head quarters, southern division, Indians, who will be sent into the interior or the
Nashville, Jan. 11, 1818. Creck nation. The troops detached to the bay ofl. SIR-The Seminole Indians have raised the war Tampa, having constructed and garrisoned a suita-hatchet. They have stained our land with the blood ble work, having reconnoitered the neighboring of our citizens. Their war spirit must be put down; country, and destroyed Woodbine's negro establish and they taught to know that their safety depends ment, to march to the position occupied on the St. upon the friendship and protection of the United Johns, deviating only where Indian villages or set. Stateș. To accomplisia this, the aid oi one regi. tlements (if there be any in the country) invite their ment of mounted gunmen, of one thousand men, attention. From the best information I can collect, completely armed and equipped, and to serve dur. . the march from Tampa to the point proposed on ing the campaign, is asked from West Tennessee.
the St. Johns, would not exceed seven days. Each Can you raise them and be ready for the field in ten man, from my own experience, can march with days! If you can, your general who led you to viceight days rations on his back, which, with due eco. tory on the plains of Talledega, Emuckfau, and To. nomy, will last twelve-time sufficient to perform hopeka, asks you to accompany him to the heart of the operation intended. The expense of the ex. the Seminole towns, and their aid in giving peace pedition would be trifling, as it is proposed that and safety to our southern frontier. An answer is none but regulars should be employed, and the ad. expected in five days, and it is anticipated that the vantage to the nation incalculable, as finally chrush. number required is now ready. This is a private . ing savage hostilities in the south, and affording ac- appeal to the patriotism of West Tennessee, and is tive service to some of our regiments who have not to appear in a newspaper. If the regiment is grown sluggish from the inactivity of garrison du raised and marched, allexpenses for expresses shall ties.
| be paid. By the return of the express, you are ei. (copr.)
pected to give your opinion of the probability of the Pensacola, October 15th, 1818. result, that preparations may be made accordingly. Sir-Captain Boyle returned to this place on the Col. H. Dyer, col. Gibson, col. Williamson, cal. 13th, having been wounded in an affair with a party George Elliott, maj. William Mitchell, maj. John of hostile Indians, near the Choctawhatchy.
Smith of Montgomery county, col. Martin of wil. He reported, that on the 6th inst. he left his boats liamson, and capt. F. Ellis of Dixon county, hare in Yellow Water, and, with a detachment of twenty, alone been addressed on this subject. The grade two men on foot, pursued a party of Indians whose of the officers to be determined by themsclves, or track he had discovered. He overtook them on the platoon officers of the regiment. The officers the 8th, about 25 in number, attacked and defeated raising companies to command them. Upon further them, killing four, wounding many, and taking some reflection it is requested that those officers named prisoners. A large quantity of ammunition, and all above, and all such as can raise a company, will meet their plunder, fell into his hands.
me at this place on the 19th of the present month. The following morning, just before day, the party Punctuality in this is much desired; and it is further defeated the day before, supposed to have been re-requested that all those officers who have served in inforced, attacked him in his camp; but he succeed. the late war, will be confidentially notified of the ed in repulsing them with loss, notwithstanding one foregoing. I have the honor, &c. half of his men Aed at the first onset, and were ne
A. JACKSON, Maj. Gen. Comd'g. ver again brought into action. In this affair the True copy. J.C. BRONAUGH, U. S. drmy. captain himself received a musket ball in his side, and had one of his men dangerously wounded: this,
Headquarters, division of the south, together with the want of provisions, compelled
Nashville, Jan. 11th 1818. him to return to Pensacola, bringing with him six- Sir I have just received orders from the presi. teen prisoners. He reports to have made sevendent of the United States to repair to fort Scott, scalps during the expedition.
Georgia, with instructions to call upon the govern. The rangers being very much fatigued, I shall ors of the neighboring states for such additional mipermit them to rest a few days. I hope captain litary force as may be deemed necessary to co-ope. Boyle will be sufficiently recovered to resume his rate with all the disposable regular troops of the command: I shall then once more or ler him to the southern division, against tho Seminoles. I have Choctawhatchy, where, he is of opinion, a party is this niglit addressed circulars to several of those concealed, of from 40 to 50 warriors, who have re- brave officers who served with me during the Creek solved never to surrender, confiding in the expect- campaign, oder a hope that a timely address to the ed return of the Spaniards, when they are sure of patriotism of our citizens will enable me to eflect, protection and supplies, and will again commence by voluntary enlistment, what would otherwise hare their depredations on our settlements. This expe- to be done by drafts. I have called for 1000 mountdition, I Aatter myself, of captain Boyle's, will disap-ed meni; and, should the appeal prove inefficatious, I point and render thém harmless, before the pro- will embrace the earliest opportunity of making the vince is evacuated.
| requisition on you for a like number of drafted mi. I cannot close this communication without again / litia. calling your attention to the meritorious conduct of I have received your letter of the 4th inst. and am captain Boyle. In zeal, activity, and perseverence happy to hear of the ratification of the treaty with he is surpassed by no partizan I have ever known. the Clierokee Indians. (Signed)
With respect, your most obedient servant,
ANDREW JACKSON, Maj. Gen. Com. Alaior Goni. Andrew Jackson,
Gov. McMinx, of Tennessee. Gurau'g. division of the south.
1. True copy-J. C. BRONAUGH V 6. Army
of his purchases-this is done to facilitate the march Head quarters, division of the south of the volunteers called for. I need not observe,
Nashrilie, 12th January, 1818. that, without quarter master's funds an army can. SIR-I have the honor to acknowledge the re- not be wielded either with promptitude or effect. ceipt of your letter of the 26th ult. which reached Promptitude in the present compaign will be a great me last night: its contents are duly noted, and will saving to the United States, both in character and be promptly attended to. I have received no late purse. advices from general Gaines, although I have for I have the honor to be, &c. &c. &c. some tiine expected the return of the express sent
ANDREW JACKSON. to him on the 24th of November last. Taking into Hon. J. C. CALROUN, Sec'v. of War. view the strength of the Seminoles and their adher-| True copy-J.C. BRONAUGH, U. States army ients, as reported to you by gen. Gaines, and the
E. aggregate of his strength, regular and militia,
Head quarters, Nasleville, amounting to about 1800 men, wbich cannot possi
19th January, bly afford a like number of effectives; considering, SIR-I am instructed by the commanding general likewise, that the greater portion of his forces are to direct that you march your volunteer regiment drafted militia from Georgia, who may apply for of mounted gunmen to Fayetteville, to be there on their discharge at the expiration of three months the 31st inst. completely armed and equipped, and from the time they were first mustered, and who prepared to march for fort Scott, in Georgia, for á may be disposed to claim this right, and abandon six month's tour. Your troops will furnish themthe campaign about the time I would reach fort Scott, selves, until they reach Fayetteville, with their own I have deemed it both prudent and advisable to call provisions and forage; the former of which will be from the west end of the state of Tennessee, for one reimbursed them by the contractor, and the latter by thousand volunteer mounted gun men, to serve dur- the quarter master, ing the campaign. With this force, in conjunction I hare the honor, &c. &c. J. M. GLASSELL, with the regular troops, I can act promptly, and,
Aid de camp. with the smiles of Heaven, successfully, against any To cols. Dyer and WILLIAMSOS. force that can be concentrated by the Seminoles and True copyaJ.C. BRONAUGH, U. S. A. their auxiliaries. Viewing, however, the lives of
' F. our citizens as too precious to be risked in a con
Head quarters, division of the south, test with savages, with the odds of two to one, un
Nashville, 20th January, 1818. less where real necessity demands the exposure, Il Sin I have received your letter of the 18th ult. have, therefore, written to the governor of Georgia and have to regret the situation in which you are to continue in the field the 1000 men required by unfortunately placed. Every effort will be made, gen. Gaines. The result of the appeal I have made however, to relieve you. I shall leave this for fort to the patriotism of those brave men in West Ten-Hawkins on the 22d; and two regiments of mounted nessee, who have so often followed me to the field volunteers will rendezvous at Fayetteville, Ten, on of danger, will be known by the 19th instant, and I the 31st inst. and proceed, by forced march, direct
hope to leave this, for fort Scott, on the 22d. Of to our southern frontier." • my movements and success in raising the mounted! The commanding officer of the Georgia militia volunteers, you shall be advised:
has instructions, this day, not to invite a general enIt may appear to the government on the first veiwgagement with the Indians, but at all hazaids to aid that the mounted men are the most expensive; but, you in relieving major Muhlenburg. when we consider the rapidity of their movements,
ANDREW JACKSON. the amount of quartermaster's expenditure for pack
major gen. com. div. of the south. horses, baggage waggons, and other means of trans- Col. ARBUCKLE, com'g. at fort Scott. port, indispensable to footmen, in this instance saved, True copy-J.C. BRONAUGII, U. S.army. mounted gyn-men, as auxiliaries in such a campaign as the one contemplated, will be found to save
llend Quarters, division of the south, both blood and treasure to the U. States.
Nashville, 2181 Jan. 1818. The volunteers that have been invited to the field, SIR-You will repair to Fayetteville, Ten. on the are of tried materials, and such as can be relied on 31st inst. and there muster and receive into the sep. in the day of danger and trial,
vice of the United States for six months, if not soonWith respect, your most obeclient servit.
erdischarged, two regiments of mounteil volunteers. ANDREW JACKSON, maj. gen.com. As soon as mustered, you will assume the command Hon. J. C. Calhoux, secretary of war.
of these troops, and make every preparation to fai True copy-_J. C. BRONAUGH, U. S. Army. cilitate their march, via fort Jackson, by the most D.
direct and practicable route to Fort Scott, on the Ilead Quarters Division of the South, | Flint river.' You are authorised to organize and
Naslıville, 13th January, 1818. appoint such a brigade stait as you may deem neces. SIR-Being advised that the assistant deputy quar- sary to tlie accoinplishment of the duties assigned termaster general of gen. Gaines' brigade has resign- you. Every confidence is placed in vour known ac. ed, and being unadvised as to quartermaster's funds tivity and skill—and you are clothed with all discrewithin the 7th department, I hare to request that tionary power to facilitate the tiarch of the volun. the necessary funds be forwarded to quartermaster teers to the designated post. general Gibson, at Fort Scott, whom I have ordered
ANDREW JACKSON, to meet me at that place without loss of time. .
maj. gen. com’g. div. of the south. Should the 1000 volunteer mounted gun-men at- Col. A. P. HAYVE, insp'r. general. . tend to my appeal to their patriotism, I shall send on . True copy-_J. C. BRONAUGH, U.S. ariny. a confidential agent to Georgia to have the neces
I. sary supplies for them procured and forwarded by
Department of war, March 7, 1818. the quarter master, if any there, to Fort Gaines and, Sir-I have had the honor to receive your letter if none, by the agent sent, with instructions to draw of the 9th, and that of the 15th ultimo. on quarter master general Gibson, for the amount! I have the pleasure of expressing to you my en. tire approbation of the measures you have adopted approbation of the governor: that the deponent haq to ensure a prompt movement of the patriotic volun. heard that Mr. James Jackson,of Nashville, was conteers confided to your command.
cerned with him and was the only person concerned It is a subject of regret, that there is no public de also understood, that Donelson's first view in goarsenal for that section of the country, from which ing to Pensacola was for the benefit of his health; arms and equipments coud be drawn. The courses that Mr. Donelson is nephew of general Jackson's which you have taken to remedy the evil, I trust, wife; that he does not know the amoant of Donel. will be effectual So far as it may be practicable, son's purchase; that he does not know nor does he let the arms be preserved, and returned after the believe that gen. Jackson had or expected to have campaign closes to the owners. Where this cannot any interest in said purchase, nor did he hear it ever be done, let the account, properly vouched, be paid suggested. The deponent further sayeth, that on by the quarter master's department.
the 11th January, 1818, gen. Jackson addressed a The bill drawn on account of supplies of every circular to the old volunteer officers, to raise volun. kind will be paid when presented to this depart. teers for the Seminole campaign, in which the fol. ment. Upwards of one hundred thousand dollars lowing clause is found.--"The grade of the officers have been forwarded to the paymasters of the fourth to be deterinined by themselves, or the platoon ofliand seventh regiments, for the payment of the mi-cers of the regiment. The officers raising compaliţia before they are discharged. General Jackson nies to command.” The deponent has heard that will adopt such measures as may be proper to secure an election was held, and the rank of the field offi. this object. The desire of the president, that the cers established in that way, and not appointed by disbursing officers of the regular forces should be gen. Jackson, as stated in the deponent's affidavit charged with the expenditures of the campaign, is before the coinmittee of the senate as positive, the only obstacle to appointing the gentlemen re. when the deponent then stated it as matter of opini. commended by the officers of the Tennessee bri. on only; also, that the governor of Tennessee was gade. Every attention will be given to secure the at Nashvi lc, which it appears from reference to pa. object of their wishes.
pers, was not the case. The deponent further states, I am well aware of the difficulties to be overcome, that general Jackson received information at St. to organize efficiently and satisfactorily to tie offi- Marks on his return from Suwannee, that there cers, and men, a volunteer corps for the field. In the were about 600 hostile Indians at Pensacola, who present instance, the pride and spirit of veterans, received ammunition and provisions from the gover. aided by patriotism, and directed by experienced nor, in consequence of which the general orilered intelligence, have handsomely surmounted every lieut. Sands of the artillery, to Mobile, to hold two obstacle. The alacrity with which the brave Ten. pieces of the field artillery in readiness for bis or. nesseeans have again resumed their arnis in defence ders. On the arrival of the army at fort Gadsden, of the country, is a sufficient earnest that their ef- the general received inforination of several murders forts will be successful, and that their efficiency, having been committed on the Federal road, and was joined to the gallant exertio:s of other corps, will shewn a letter, said to be private, from a gentleman speedily terminate the conflict.
at Pensacola to Mr. Doyle, as the deponent believe in · I have the honor to be, &c. &c.
stating that a large number of Indians were in PunJOHN C. CALHOUN.
sacola, and depredating on the property of the citi. Col. Antoor P. HAINE,
zens; this information determined the general to inspct. gen. fort Scott, Geo.
change his route for Tennessee by Pensacola, and
orders were given to col. Gibson to proceed to do. Extract of a letter from John C. Calhoun, secretary of bile, and afford lieut. Sands every facility in moving war, to maj. gen. Andrew Jackson, dated 29th, Jan- the artillery to fort Montgomery, to await the geneuary, 1818.
ral's order, which was given on nearing the Escam. «Your letters of the 12th and 13th inst. are receiv- bia by express, requiring the artillery to form a junc. ed. The measures you have taken to bring an effi- tion with the army after crossing that river, which cient force into the field, are approved-and a con- was executed. The general remarked to the depo. fident hope is entertained, that, a speedy and suc nent on march to Pensacola, that, if he found the cessful termination of the Indian war will follow information true, on reaching that place, he would your exertions.
demand a surrender of it and the deponent be.
| lieves that the determination of the general to Oc. (Extract) Department of war, F26.6, 1818. cupy Pensacola anil Barrancas, was made or receir.
SIR-I have the honor to acknowledge the re-ing the protest of the governor, and learning that "ceipt of your letter of the 20th ultimo, and to ac- his provisions were stopped by him at the former
quaint you of the entire approbation of the presi- place. That, at the time the army attacked Micka. dent of all the measures which you have adopted to suky, there were not more than five hundred Indian terminate the rupture with the Indians.
warriors embodied, nor does the deponent believe The honor of our army, as well as the interest of there were, at any time during the war, more than our country, requires that it should be as speedily five or six hundred einbodied at any one place: that : terminated as practicable; and the confidence re- from the nature of the subject, the statement must posed in your skill and promptitude assures us that be conjectural; that the enemy's warriors were, in peace will be restored on such conditions as will general, well armed-that deponent was told there make it honorable and perinanent. .
were about thirteen hundred souls at Suwannee, of I have, &c.
J. C. CALHOUN. which 250 or 300 were fighting men-that our army Major gen. A. Jackson, fort Scott, Geo.. . had 1 man killed and 4 wounded in actions with the ! ..M...
Indians during the campaign, and 2 killed at the ROBERT BUTLER, adj. general of the southern di- Barrancas. vision of the army of the United States, being duly | Deponent further says, that general Jackson reSworn, testifies:
ceived, from a private source, a plan of the fortress That in the summer or fall of 1817, Mr John Don- of St. Augustine; and, as the deponent believes, it elson, of the neighborhood of Nashville, went to was sent to the general at St. Marks or Fort Gads Pensacola and purchased lots of land there, with the den, after his return from Suwannee. That genera
Jackson had under his command in Florida, from re
The Belt Saw. colicction, about 1800 regulars, volunteers, and mi. The editor of the Register was invited a few litin, and about 1500 Indians, under McIntosh; and does
na | days since, to see the newly invented Belt or Strap that the Indians were received and mustered into saw, in operation; and, although very little acquaintthe service of the United States, under the orders and
sed with machinery in general, he could not help beof brevet major general Gaines, and mustered out of lieving that a great desideratum was obtained by service
, under the orders of major general Jackson, this application of power. .. by a regular officer.
The chief objections to the common upright saw, his deponent deems it due to himself to state worked by a crank, we are told, are as follows: say that the deposition published with the report of the that it makes 100 strokes per minute, of from 18 to committee of the senate, under his name, was not 24 inches long-the log is pushed to the saw by written by him; but was taken down by Mr. Burrill, means of a feed-arm acting upon a rag-wheel, put in of that coinmitter, and a promise given to the depo-motion by the return-stroke of the saw-gate. If nent that, when it was thrown into form, it would be the log is large, it requires but little feed; the ratchsubmitted for correction and siguature, which was et is then ofien pissed, and the saw does nothing, or not done, although the committee were twice in-in
ņ: next to nothing, a major part of the time: and that formed by one of its members, at the request of this the teeth of this saw are much more injured by the deponent, that parts thereof were not correct; hence
nce | up stroke, than by the cutting or down, stroke, the deponent was not able to give the necessary
cessaly by reason of the saw dust, sand,&c. that remains in correction which he would have done, from an ex. the cut of the log, the upper part of the tooth being anination of the papers and necessary reflection.
oftentimes found to be rounded or rubbed off, when . . ROBERT BUTLER. the lower part is very little injured. The up-stroke N.)
Washington, March 3, 1819. also has a tendency to destroy the set of the saw. On an examination before the special committee It is further represented to be among the disof the senate, on the subject of the Seminole war, I | advantages attending such saws, in the great length was told by the hon Mr. Burrill, one of the commit. required for the connecting rods, or pitmen-the tee that. what he (Mr. Burrill), then took down carriage way being necessarily 25 feet from the of my testimony, was a memorandum; and if used, crank, or else the saw will move badly and jar very that my deposition should be written out, and sub. much, as the dead centre of the crank is passed to mitted to me for correction. The deposition was remove which defect, it is said, no method has ever not submitted; but was sent at once to the printer; | yet been discovered. The best remedy for it is in who, believing that several words were omitted, extending the distance between the crank and the sent it to me for revisalI then waited on two of the saw;, and the cost, difficulty and extra labor requircommittee, Mr. Lacock and Mr. Burrill, and obtained either to dig down for the purpose, or raise up ed leave to strike out a part; but they would not per- the logs on a carriage way, elevated above the commit me to make any additions. Tbe parts struck mon surface of the adjacent earth, are well known out were not material. What I wished to add, was to every body. the substance of an order, the following extract from The Belt saw is free from all those disadvantages which; I beg leave to make part of this de position. I-as it is always revolving and always cutting at a Ertract of an order to col. Gibson, dated camp, twenty regular rate, the log is always pressed against it in
six miles east of St. Marks, 24th April, 1818. la regular manner, and the work goes on without any “General McIntosh and his warriors will be at fortstoppage, jar, or impediment whatsoever. Thus, it is Scott, and will probably take much of the supplies estimated that this saw will cuttwelve times as much orderell up; and, as the Tennessee volunteers will wood, at one sharpening, as the common mill saw. pass from Gadsden to that point, he wishes you,to | The comparative force of these saws, we are told. (espatch a boat with a further supply; and should may be calculated thus; the saw moved by a crank the corn have arrived from New-Orleans last order. may make 100 strokes, 2 feet long, per minute of ed, you will forward a considerably quantity also, to course 200 feet of saw is, passed in the log, in a mi. enable the volunteers' horses to reach fort Hawo nute-the Belt saw is 12 feet long, passing round kins.. ROBERT BUTLER, adjt. general. two 7 feet wheels, or drums, at the rate of 150 re• The order from which this extract is made, to-volutions in a minute, with a strong regular feed.
rether with the order from which the following is | The difference is at once so obvious that nothing extracted, were submitted through Mr. Eaton to more need be said about it. Mr. French, the mill the committee: I beg leave also to make the second wright who put the saw we are speaking of, under the extract a part of this deposition, to wit:
direction of tlie inventor, is willing to contract to Ertrart of another letter to col. Gibson, dated, before erect a mill, if the power that is required is given to .Si. Marks, April 9th, 1818.
him, which shall cut 15000 feet of boards in 24 hours, “This is carried by one of those deluded wretches with one saw; and he states his opinion that it will do who have asked for peace, and it is granted them this with one sharpening, unless in case of accident. 17 men, 18 women, and 30 children have surrender We shall now describe the Belt Saw, which is very ed; and they ask permission to pass by water to fort simpie-It is made of one piece, and passed rou. Gadsden.- This is granted them, and they will re-two drums, one above and the other below the pomain here until the runner returns, by whom you sition of the log; these drums are raised or cepresswill write to the commanding officer of St. Marks, ed as need requires, and the saw, strained Lythem. capt. Vashon, under what badge you will know them. moves in a strict perpendicular line before it reachi i
AND. JACKSON.” es, and after it leaves the log. The machinery is so
(Signed) GEO, GIBSON. simple, that any person who has seen two wheels · District of Columbia, county of Washington, to wit : connected together by a common leather strap may
. On this third day of March, 1819, George Gibson understand it-- the saw is as the strap, and it appears : personally appeared before the subscriber, a justice not to suffer the least damage by being so used. .
of the peace, in and for this county aforesaid, and It is stated further, that the cost of erecting a made oath, in due form of law, that the matters and mill and fixing up a saw of this kind, including all things, as set forth in the annexed statement, are true expenses (except the patent right) will not exceed as stated. Sworn before JOSEPH FORREST. Ithat of a cominoa double-geared saw mitt
For particulars apply to the patentec, Mr. Adam And decided as follows:
YEAS-Messrs. Stewart, Baltimore-or Mr. R. French, millwright, Adams
Richards Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
Anderson, of Pa. Irving, y. I.
Spencer tion of Mr. Forsyth, appeared and took his seat.
Talmadge • Mr. Bloon held reported a bill supplementary to "An act to pro
Tarr vide for «ertain persons engaged in the land and naval service of Escort
Samuel Moore Taylor the U. Satrs in the revolutionary war;.' which was twice read and Fager
Townsend on the resolution submitted by him on the 24 ult. for the erec
Wallue tion of a monunent to the memory of the lake inajor general De
Whireside lution; .. .
Williams N. 7. expediency of providing for the first meeting of the next congress
Williams, of N. c. at an earlier period thao the first Monday of D. cember, and that
Wilson, Penn.-25 the committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise..
Picasants negative. .
Anderson, of Ky. Johnson, Va.
Neod, Md. committee on the bill to establish a separate lerritorial government
Reid, of Geos in the southern part of the present Missouri territory.
Robertson proviso in the bill;
Sawyer "That the funher introduction of slavery, or involuntary servi
hereof Bluom field
Settle tude, be prohibited, except for the punishment of crimes, whereof
Sharo the party shall have been fully convioted."
Slocumb mission tbereof into the Union, shall be free at the age of twenty i Burwell
Butler of Lous,
S. Smith five yrars." .
Mason, of Mass. Aler. Smyth
J. S. Smith agreeing to the first clause thereof, in the following words:
Speed That the further introduction of slavery, or involuntary servi- ! rareford
T. M. Nelson
Stewart, N.C.) tode, bé prohibited, except for the punishment of crimes, whereof Cruger
Storrs the party shall have been fully convicted.”
Hall, y .c. r gram
Tucker S. C.
Walker N. C. 73 Ling Bennett
So that part of Mr. Taylor's motion was agreed to.
Mr. Williams, of N. C. thets moved to reconsider the vote just
taken. Hebad voted with the majority, for the purpose of obtainComstock W, P. Maclay Sherwood
ing for himself the privilege of moving a reconsideration, wishing Crafts Marchand
for a full expression of the opinion of the house on this important
question, which could not now be obtained, as many members were
out of the house
The question was taken on reconsidering the vote, and decided,
by yeas and nays in the negative
The question being then stated on ordering the bill to be en-
grossed for a third reading
Mr. Bassett, deeming erery effort called for on the part of the
minority on this sy hject, to sustain their constitutional rights, Palmer Hiester
which he considered to be assailed in the amendment just adopted,
Williams, of Conn. · Hitchcock
moved that the bill be recompitted to a select committee. Patterson
Williams, of n. 7. • Hostetier.
Wilsoil, of Pa.-70. Some conversation touk place between Messrs. Pindall, Colston, Hubbard Rice
Edwards, Scott, Lorondes, and Mills, as to the course now most NAYS-Messra,
expedient to give the bill; in the course of which, Anderson, Ky. Johnson, y Va. Porter
Mr Lowndes moved that the bill be laid on the table, stating at Austin Johnson of Kya Quaries
the same time that, to prevent its being called up and decided by Ball Jone's Reich, of Geo.
surprize, he should, at 12 o'clock to-morrow, move for a call of the Barbour, of Va. i Kinsey
house, and to take up the bill for a decision. This motion prerai
The bill was laid on the table.
The house next took up the amendments reported by the comBloomfield . M Lane, of De. Share
inittee of the whole to the bill from the senate, to authorize a state Blount M Lean, of 16 , Simkins
government in the territory of Alabama, and for its admlasion into
The amendments were concurred in by the house, and (after an
sections.) were ordered to be engrossed, and, with the bill, read a Cook T. M. Nelson Speed
The house theb resolved itself into a committee of the whole,
Mr. Hugh Nelson in the chair, on the state of the Union, to whom Desha Ogden
Stuart, of Md. . had been referred the report of the committee appointed to in. Earle Owen Terreli '
vestigate the affairs of the bank, the conditional restrictions subse Edwards Parrott Trimble
quently submitted by mr. Spencer, the resolutions absolutely to Garnett Pegram Tucker, of Va.
repeal the charter, submitted by mr. Johnson, of Virginia, and that Hall, N. C.
Tucker, of S. C. offered by mr. Trimble, to issue a scire facias. Harrison,
| The particular subject first in order was the bill reported by the Hoge Pleasants
Walker, of N. C. bank committee to enforce the provisions of the act incorportmes
ing the bank, and it was accordingly announced by the chair So that part of Mr. Taylor's motion was decided in the negative. man. The question was then taken on the remaining clause of the Mr. Johnson, of Va, observed that, as there were two other pro
positions before the committee, the adoption of either of which And all children born of slaves within the said territory shall would supercede the necessity of acting on the but, he thought be free, but may be held to service, until the age of twenty-five it would be the preferable courie first to take up foi consideration years;
Ione of those propositions; and he moved that the committee pro
emaining clause of the positions before the commits of acuing on the low consideration The questionament, in the following wordthe said territory shall I would superbe ereferable course first to take the committee pro pro And all children born of slavit until the age of twenty-five of those propositious; and he move