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tará a day; and yet it never was supposed, during third, and no more: although, within the same the revolution, or afterwards, that the people of|| period, it has been called upon to raise, and has the United States had made unreasonable or ex- || raised, the compensation of nearly all other offiorbitant provision for their public agents. But,cers of government in a far greater proportion. unless the carly history of the country was mark. This enhancement of other compensations is not ed by great extravagance in this particular, the adverted to for the purpose of showing that Com rate of six dollars a day, fixed by the law of the gress has been as favorable to others as to itself, first Congress, was no more than a moderate and or that it has made itself the latest object of its necessary allowance at that time, because it was own bounty. In neither case has it supposed itno more than the average of what all the States self to be bestowing bounty, or conferring faror. had found it necessary to pay to their respective | It has sought only to make such provisions as the delegates during the revolution.
public interest demanded. But the circumstance The only question then, is, whether there has is referred to as furnishing evidence of the neces. been in truth such a change in the country in the sity of the late law, by showing that a similar ne value of money and the expense of living, as to | cessity had been found to exist in other cases; render that provision which was no more than suf- || and that by that law, Congress had done nothing ficient in 1789, insufficient in 1816. It is a truth, for its own members which execiitire recom plain to all whose experience or information ena mendation, and its own opinion of propriety, with bles them to judge, that so great has been the the general concurrence of public sentiment, ha! change in the foregoing particulars, which eight not compelled it to do at an earlier period, and in and twenty years have produced, that it is not in. | ample measure, for other officers of government. correct to estimate the expenditures necessarily The State legislatures, from the same necessity attached to a seat in Congress at twice their form- of complying with the change of circumstances, er amount. This change has not been confined have made corresponding changes in the salarics to the condition of members of Congress. It has of the officers of their governinents; and it may extended all over the country, and as well the na- | not be inapplicable to recent occurrences to retional government as every State government has mark that the members of these legislatures hare, been obliged to provide for it in a proportionate in almost every State, increased, in many doubled, increase in the salaries of their public officers. in some trebled, their own pay, during the period
The statute book of this government exhibits a in which the compensation to members of Con constant and progressive increase of compensation i gress has remained at its original rate. As far, in all the departments of government, with the || also, as the committee can learn, this increase of exception of the legislature and the supreme ju- pay to members of State legislatures has, in every diciary. On the recommendation of the executive, || instance, taken place in the same session in wluch or its branches, the legislature has repeatedly aug- it was voted. mented the provisions for that department, pa- Objections bave been made to the manner of tiently raising the pay of clerks and of writers far compensation introduced by the law of the last above that of its own members, without agitating session. It has been said to have created salatics. either itself or the country with any question about If, by this, it is intended that the law allows to its own compensation. From the heads of the de- every member a defined and certain sum, without partments to the lowest clerkships in the public || any deduction for absence or omission of duty, it offices, a general augmentation has obtained is not a correct representation. Sucli deductions throughout. A long enumeration of instances is are provided for by the law, as completely as uifinot necessary. One may suffice. When members der the former mode. It has already been oh. of Congress were first paid six dollars a day, the served that a difference of opinion has long exist
. salary of the attorney general was 1,500 dollars a ed on this point; and it still exists. When the year. This salary has since been increased to law of 1796 was passed, there were those who three thousand dollars; and the executive has, at thought it advisable to change the mode then in the present session, found it necessary to recom-practice, and to adopt the example of an annual mend a still further increase, as essential to the allowance, which had been formerly set by a rery public service. If the duties of that officer have respectable State. There have been, and still are, increased, so have the duties of members of Con- those who are not without fear, than an augmente gress in at least an equal proportion; and which tion of the daily pay, if it should not in fact tend, of the two stations requires the greatest sacrifice in some cases, to the protraction of the session, of private pursuits may be easily discerned. might produce an evil of equal magnitude, by sub
At the time of passing the late act, it was found | jecting the legislature to such an imputation. upon inquiry, that from the organization of the Nor is it at all true that the inconvenience of government to the commencement of the thir- || attending a session of Congress is always in pro ieenth congress, (1813) congress had, on an aver- portion to its length. The season of the year in age of all the years, been in session one hundred which the session is holden, may be as material as and fifty-nine days in a year. For eight years, its duration. The length of the journey to the ending with the thirteenth congress, (1813) it had seat of government is the same in both cases; and been in session, on an average, one hundred and both cases require an entire breaking off of all prisixty-five days in each year. "An easy computation vate engagements, and an exclusive devotion.co will show that, supposing congress to sit hereafter public business. It inay be added, also, that while as many days within the year as it has usually compensation was computed by the day, as the done heretofore, the present amount of compensessions would naturally be longest in times of sation, including travel and attendance, will ex- war, the greatest expense would fall on the treasu. ceed the amount received for travel and attend-ry, when it could bear it with the least converi ance under the former law, thirty-eight per cent. ence. Thinking, however, that the measure of Atter the lapse of eight and twenty years, then, augmenting the compensation was itself a necessa Congress has, for the first time, increased the pay ry one, and that the form, if not the best, was of its members. It has increased it about one 'l fuir subject of experiment, the House did not for
wear to adopt it, from difference of opinion in re. to accept such appointments, nor from accepting gard to the manner. It passed the law in its pre-them after their term of service has expired; nur sent form, in the hope that good would result from has it prohibited the grant of such offices to their the change of mode, and with the knowledge that relations, connections or dependants. There are if such should not be the consequence, the former hundreds of offices in the gift of the executive, mode could be easily, and at any time, again which, as far as pecuniary emolument is concernadopted.
ed, are preferable to seats in Congress; indeed there There now remain other topics connected with are none, except of the very lowest class, which this subject, which the committee would submit in that respect are not preferable. to the consideration of the House.
Is it for the interest of the people, that their : Of all the powers with which the people have representatives should be placed in this condition? invested the government, that, of legislation is un- Is it expedient that better service should be com. doubtedly the chief. addition to its own im- manded for any other Department than for the portant orlinary duties, the legislature is the only hall of legislation? Or, admitting that offices of power which can create other powers. Depart. || high trust and responsibility in the state, such as ments, with all their duties and offices, with all will be commonly regarded less from motives of their emoluments, can emanate from the legisla- | pecuniary emolument, than from the love of hoture alone. Over the most numerous branch of norable distinction and devotion to the public ser. the legislature, therefore, the people have retain- || vice, should possess more attractions that the ed the power of frequent elections; and with this legislative office, is it still fit or expedient that branch alone they have trusted the original exer- subordinate places in government, such as have cise of the right of taxation. The members of the no recommendation but the salaries and perquiHouse of Representatives are the special delegates sites belonging to them, should have the same inand agents of the people in this high trust. They, fluence ? and they alone, proceed immediately from the And yet, not only is it well known that persons, suffrage of the people. They, and they alone, at every election, decline being candidates for the can touch the main spring of the public prosperi- legislature, but the government has not been ty. They are elected to be the guardians of the without instances, in which members of either public rights and liberties. Can the people, then, House have relinquished their seats in the Con. have any greater or clearer interest than that the gress of the United States to accept offices of a seats of these, their representatives, should be ho- very low grade. Can the public interest require norable and independent stations, in order that the establishment of a habit of filling such places they inay have the power of filling them with able by candidates taken from the legislative body ? and independent men? Is it according to the or what is the value, to the people, of the right principles of our government that the legislative of representation, if they have nothing to give office should sink in character and importance be- which their representatives will not relinquish for low any office, even the highest in the gift of the even the smaller appointments of the executive executive? Or can any thing be more unpropi- power? It cannot but tend more, one would think, tious to the success of a free representative govern-f to the permanent safety of the republic, that no ment than that the representatives of the people such hopes or motives should exist; that there should estimate any thing higher than their own
should be no inducements of this nature, either to seats, or should find inducements to look to any an unfaithful and compliant discharge of official other favor than the favor of their constituents? duty, or to a more indirect but not less pernicious
It would be a most unnatural state of things, in exercise of the influence of a public character and a republic, if the people should place greater re- a public station. liance any where else, than in their own immedi- The geographical extent of the United States ate representatives; or if, on the other hand, re- furnishes a case out of all analogy with any thing presentatives should revolve round any other which has heretofore existed, either in any State centre than the interests of their constituents. government or the government of any other counThrough their representatives, the direct influence try. There are members of Congress who reside and control of the people can alone be felt. In more than a thousand miles from the seat of ga them, the rays of their power are collected; and vernment; a great proportion live at more than there can be no better criterion by which to judge half that distance. If these members are accomof the real influence of the people in the government, panied by their families to a session of Congress, than by the degree of respectability and impor- even the present compensation, with the strictest tance attached to the representative character. Il economy, does not defray their expenses. To Evil, indeed, to the public will that time be, live within the means provided for them, they should it ever arrive, when representatives in must come as exiles from their own homes; they Congress, instead of being agents of the people to must abandon, not only all private pursuits, but the exercise an influence in government, shall become enjoynicat of all domestic relations, and live like instruments of governinent to influence the strangers and temporary lodgers in the metropo. people.
Dis of their own country. How far it is wise in goIt is probably the necessary tendency of govern- ll Vernment to demand of those who enter i:s service ment that patronage and influence should accu- this sacrifice of all social feelings, those who have mulate wherever the executive power is deposit- the deepest knowledge of our nature are most ed; and this accumulation may be expected to in: || competent to judge. It is a sacrifice, which will crease with the progress of the government, and not, ordinarily, and for any length of tiine, be the increasing wealth of the nation. To guard, as made, by such as have the dearest and strongest far as possible, against the effect of this on the ties to their country, and the greatest possible legislature, the constitution has probibited mem- stake in its prosperity. bers of Congress from holding, while members, One further observation is obvious. If an adeany office under executive appointment; but it te provision be not inade for members of has not restrained them from resigning their seats ! Congress, the office will fall, excersively, into the
hands of one or the other of two descriptions of , lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency persons ; either of the most affluent of the coun- of providing by law for authorizing those who bola try only who can bear the charges of it without any titles, derived from the State of North-Carolina, to compensation : or of those who would accept it
, lands in that part of the States of Tennessee, Vr. not for the compensation legally belonging to it, ginia, and Kentucky, to which the Indian claim has but from the hope of turning it to account by other not yet been extinguished, to have the boundaries means. A reasonable allowance, neither extrava- | of their said claims ascertained and re-marked, or gant on the one hand, nor parsimonious on the otherwise identified; in order that the evidence other, would seem to be the best security against to support the same may be perpetuated, or other these various evils. Influenced by these conside. || land inarks established. rations, Congress was, at the last session, of opin- The bill for the relief of the heirs of Landon ion that the compensation to members had become Carter, was read a third time, passed, and sent to inadequate. The committee are still of the same the house. opinion. In many cases it was not equal to the
The Senate adjourned to Friday. expense incurred by individuals in their attendance on the legislature ; and in all cases, it must be
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. presumed that the labour and intelligence bestow- Friday, Dec. 20.-Petitions from the sufferers ed on the discharge of his official duties, by an able on the Niagara frontier, were presented by Mr. and faithful member of Congress, could not but Clark of N. Y. and on motion of Mr. Webster te. yield a much more profitable result if employed | ferred to a select committee. in private pursuits.
Mr. Yancey, N. C. (committee of claims) made If the view which the committee have taken of sundry unfavourable reports on petitions for prothis subject, be not altogether an erroneous one ; perty destroyed by the enemy. The report on E. if great changes, in relation to the value of money, Park's petition, which claimed on the score of cer and the price of living, have taken place in the tain acis of the United States' officers having occs. country: if it has been found necessary to pro- sioned the destruction, was laid on the table; the vide for this change, by an increase of the com-others were agreed to. pensation of other officers throughout the gene
Mr. Lowndes, of s. C. (committee of ways and ral and state governments ; and more than all
, if means) reported a bill to relieve Natbaniel Taft it be desirable to maintain the constitutional im- from imprisonment, which was twice read and portance of the legislative office;' to open to the committed. people a wide field for the selection of represen.
Mr. Tucker, of Va. from the committee for the tatives ; to put at their command the best talents District of Columbia, reported bills to incorporate in their respective districts; and 10 enable them the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Georgetown, to retain the services of those, whose knowledge in the District of Columbia ; the Central Bank of and experience have best fitted them to promote Georgetown and Washington, in said town d their interests and maintain their rights ; then, the Georgetown; the Union Bank of Alexandria; the object of the law in question was not only a useful, Patriotic Bank of Washington; to extend the chas but a highly important and commendable object. ters of certain Banks in the District of Columbia,
In regard to the mode of accomplishing that ob and for other purposes ; and to prevent the circu ject, it has not been, and is not, easy to reconcile lation of the notes of unchartered Banks, within opinions. On the whole, the committee are of the District of Columbia; all which bills were read opinion, that under all the circumstances, it is ad- and referred to the same committee of the whole visable to provide, that the increase of pay should
The Constitutional Amendment -On motion of be made in the form of an addition to the former Mr. Pickens, of N. C. the house again resolved it daily allowance. They, therefore, recommend, self into a committee of the whole, Mr. Smith, of that in lieu of all other compensations, there be Md. in the chair, on the proposition to amend the paid to members of Congress and delegates of constitution, so as to establish an uniform mode of territories, dollars per day for their actual election of representatives and electors. attendance, and dollars for every twenty
The debate continued until past three o'clock, miles travel to and from the seat of government when the amendments offered to the original pro And they report a bill for that purpose.
position having been rejected, the question is
sition in the following words:
“ A division of the states into districts, for choos ing representatives in the Congress of the United
States, and into districts for choosing electors of Friday, Dec. 20.--Mr. Morrow submitted the President and Vice President of the United States following motion, which lies on the table : shall take place, as soon as conveniently may be,
Resolved, That the committee on the public after each enumeration and apportionment of re lands be requested to inquire into the expediency presentatives shall be made, which districts shal of providing by law for the reservation from sale | remain unaltered, until after the succeeding emaof such portion of public lands producing the live meration and apportionment of representatives, oak and red cedar timbers, as may be necessary to
And decided as follows: afford a sufficient supply of those timbers for pub.
• For the clause, lic naval architecture; and also the measures pro
51 per for preventing waste and damage on the same, There being a sufficient majority to carry the and that they report by bill or otherwise.
question in committee of the whole, but not sufi. After referring one or two private petitions, cient to sanction the proposition eventually : the The Senate adjourned to Monday.
consent of two thirds of both houses being neces. Monday, Dec. 25.--Mr. Campbell made the fol- sary: loving motion, which was agreed to :
The committee rose and reported the resolution Resolved, That the comunittee on the public to the house.
Mr. Pickering, of Mass. proposed further amend- 1] the United States relative to the proceedings of the ments ; when
commissioner of claims, accompanying a large trunk The whole subject was laid on the table. full of documents relating thereto. The message
The speaker laid before the house the annual | & documents were referred to a special committee. report of the secretary of the treasury.
Some debate took place about having the PreThe house adjourned to Monday.
sident's report printed. The House finally resolvMonday, Dec. 23.-Mr. Lowndes (committee ofed to print it. ways and means) reported unfavourably on the pe- Mr. Taul of Ky, then moved to have the comtition of I. Humes, collector of the internal revenue mittee discharged from the consideration of the in Pennsylvania. Report ordered to lie on the subject. Motion refused. table.
Mr. Wilde, of Georgia, moved to have the bill Mr. Robertson (committee on public lands) re- for the national university taken up as the order ported unfavourably on the petition of D. Crum of the day; and Mr. Johnson moved to have the and S. M'Claskey. "Report read and concurred in. || bill of the military committee discussed. Both mo
Mr. Tucker, Vir. (committee for the District oftions were rejected. Columbia) reported a bill to incorporate the Bank The House then took up the bill for the encour of the Metropolis. Report twice read and com- agement of vaccination; Mr. Pitkin in the chair, mitted,
The bill prescribes the duties of the agent who Mr. Taylor, N. Y. (committee of elections) re- is to furnish matter and instructions to the army ported the election of W. P. M‘Clay, of Pennsylva- (and nary, and to every post office in the United nia, Thomas M. Nelson, and John Taylor of Vir- States. No debate occurred until the question of ginia.
the agent's salary arose. Mr. Condict proposed Pensionary (revolutionary) claims of S. B. Hub- $ 2,000, Ir. Hahn, of Penn, S 1,500, and Mr. Ross, bard and Ann West, received unfavourable reports. Penn. S1,000, Mr. Taylor $ 1,800. It was at last First agreed to, second ordered to lie on the table. settled at S 1,500.
Mr. Nelson, Vir. (committee on judiciary) re- Tuesday, Dec. 24.—Mr. Robertson proposed an ported a bill providing for the publication of the inquiry into the expediency of educating, at the decisions of the United States supreme court, to public expense, in the military school at Westpay salary to a reporter, &c.
Point the sons of those who had fallen in the serSame committee reported a bill“ authorizing the vice of their country. He thought that if any porappointment of circuit judges, and for other pur- tion of the community had such a claim, it was this poses."
one. He did not wish to see the institution filled Mr. Calhoun, S. C. from the committee to whom with the children of rich influential persons, who the subject was referred, reported the following needed not such privilege, and considered it better bill :
that moderate education should be diffused geneA bill to set apart, and pledge as a permanent || rally, than that there should be but some few dozen fund for internal improvements, the bonus of the scholaus scattered over the country, and those few National Bank, and the United States shares of its | possess high degrees of literature. He did not dividends.
wish to constitute a privileged class, or establish The bill contemplates placing the fund under || any hereditary distinction. He would consent to the care of the secretary of the treasury, for the nothing repugnant to the purest principles of ra. time being, with directions to purchase stock the publicanism : but he thought that it would remove same as it becomes due.
from the minds of those whose country's cause Mr. Lattimore, of Mississippi, reported a bill for called them to battle, one of the chief grounds of forming the western part of the Mississippi Ter. I inquietude, if the nation should become responsiritory into a State ; and another bill for establish.ble for the education of the children which their ing á territorial government in the eastern part of deaths might leave destitute. He therefore prothat Territory. Repórt was twice read and composed the following resolution. mitted.
Resolved, That the committee on military affairs On motion of Mr. Chappell, S. C.
be instructed to inquire into the expediency of Resolved, That the committee on pensions and educating, in the military school at West-Point, the revolutionary claims be instructed to inquire into sons of all officers, non-commissioned officers, and the expediency of repealing the several laws which privates who have fallen in the late war, fighting bar from settlement the claims against the govern- | the battles of their
country. ment, denominated loan office certificates, indents Mr. Talmadge, of Con. suggested the expedienfor interest on the public debt, final settlement cer- | cy of altering the words, so that if other military tificates, commissioner's certificates, army commis- | academies should be established tie provision sioner's certificates, credits given in lieu of army would embrace them: and Mr. Harrison, of Olio, certificates cancelled, credits for the pay of the proposed to have the words “ late war” struck out army for which no certificates were issued, and so that the regulation might be general. Mr. Roinvalil pensions.
bertson admitted these amendments, and then the Mr. Forsyth, of Georgia, (committee on foreign resolution was agreed to without opposition. relations) reported a bill on the navigation of the Mr. Harrison, of Ohio, moved for a regulation United States, prohibiting importation in foreign.|| by which goods destined for Cincinnati in Ohio vessels, unless when the goods are the product of State, miglat be allowed to pass from Orleans to the country to which the vessels truly belong, and ex- that place, and to be landed there. It was refer. cepting the vessels of such countries as do not red to the committee of commerce and manufac: impose similar restrictions on Ainerican vessels. tures.
Mr. Forsyth also reported a bill regulating the On motion of Mr. Creighton, of Ohio, duties on tonnage and imports.
Resolved, That the committee on the public These bills were twice read, and referred to a lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency committee of the whole.
of increasing the salary of the register and receiv. A message was received from the President of Il er of the land office in the Marietta district.
On motion of Mr. Blount, the committee on on roads and canals relative to improving the napost roads were instructed to inquire into the ex. Irigation of the Ohio river, in regard to the falls at pediency of establishing a post road from Mary-Louisville. ville, in Blount county, to 'Sevierville, in Sevier Mr. Desha
offered the following resolution : county, Tennessee.
Resolved, That as the land south of Green river, On motion of Mr. MʻLean, of Kentucky, the now within the limits of the State of Kentucky, same committee were ordered to inquire into the was by the State of Virginia, set apart for the pur. expediency of establishing a post road direct from posc of satisfying claims for revolutionary services, the city of Washington to Wheeling in Virginia, and a portion of which land has since been, by the through Fredericktown and Cumberland in Ma- general government, ceded by treaty to the Chickryland, and Uniontown, Brownsville, and Wash- asaw tribe of Indians, by which cession many of ington, in Pennsylvania.
the revolutionary patriots have been deprived of The engrossed bill supplementary to the act the benefits arising from grants for meritorious for the encouragement of vaccination, was read | services; that the President of the United States a third time.
be requested to take the necessary steps to have Mr. Ross, of Pennsylvania, required the yeas the Indian title to the land lying within the limits and nays, on the passage of the bill. Although he || of the State of Kentucky extinguished as soon as believed he should himself vote for the bill, he practicable. thought it proper that on a bill for the establish- Mr. Calhoun thought, as the resolution was oti ment of a salary officer, the people ought to know | a subject new and somewhat local in its nature, it who voted for, and who against the bill; and he woulă be better not to decide on it immediately, also wished that their constituents should know and moved that it lie on the table. who were at this time present, and who absent Mr. Hardin joined in the request, as he said it from their seats.
contained facts new to them, and such as required Mr. Cady, of N. Y. was opposed to the bill, ex- examination. cept as related to the army and navy. He thought Mr. Desha acquiesced, and the resohution was it was the duty of each State to provide for its own laid on the table. citizens in such a matter. The bill, on motion of Some private bills were read and committed : Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, was laid on the table. and bills were passed directing the discharge of
Some debate took place about the bill for open- Nathaniel Taft, and John Ricaud from imprisoliing a road through the Chickasaw country and ment. Tennessee, for the people to return up the river On motion of Mr. Taylor, of New York, the from Orleans ; some thought the subject came un- house went into committee of the whole, Mr. Bas. der the consideration of the committee on roads, sett in the chair, on the bill to provide for the canals, &c. and would be attended to in a general regular publication of the decisions of the supreme act. Several of the western members insisted up court. on a particular bill.,
Mr. Taylor, of N. Y. moved to fill the blank for Two or three private bills were passed ; and the the salary of the reporter with the sum of $1,000; house adjoured.
and supported his motion and the general object Thursday, Dec. 26.-A number of petitions were of the bill by a short speech. presented and referred to various committees; Mr. Hardin, of Ky, moved to strike out the first among them was one by Mr. King, from sundry section of the bill, in effect to reject it. inhabitants of the District of Maine, complaining Messi's. Taylor, Nelson and Root argued in sup. of the advantages enjoyed by British vessels over || port of the bill, that from the importance of corthe vessels of the United States ; also, a petition of rect reports of the decisions of that court, and the Mr. Archer, from sundry inhabitants of Cecil || danger that they would not be published at all
, or county, in Maryland, stating their apprehensions at least much delayed, the government ought to of a scarcity, and praying the prohibition, by law, || make direct provision for the business. Some of of the distillation of spirits froin grain, and the ex- the States, it was observed,
had made more liberal portation of bread stuffs, for a limited time ; also, || provisions for the reporting of decisions in their by the speaker, the petition of Elizabeth Matilda own courts, thau that which was now proposed. Shubrick, widow of the late Captain John 'I'. Shu- Messrs. Robertson, Hardin, Ross and Wright brick, of the navy, who commanded the brig Eper- || wore opposed to the allowance, as the reports vier, and was lost with that vessel, on her passage || would be given without it. The reports of State from the Mediterranean to the United States, | courts, from the narrow linits within which they praying some provision for herself and the infant were required, required that salaries shoull be of Captain Shubrick ; also, by the speaker, the pe. I given to reporters, or they would not be repored tition of D. W. Boudet, portrait and historical | at all. painter, praying that he may be allowed to collect, To this it was rejoined, that the reports of the under such restrictions as Congress may think pro- || United States courts were less demanded thau per, the national trophies, presents, and other ar. those of the State courts, from the linit cu scope ticles of curiosity, to be displayed in a museum of their subjects, and little occasion that legal men which he has for several years been making ar. I had to resort to them. rangements for establishing in the city of Washi. The question was decided in the affiripatireington.
76 to about 40. Mr. Johnson, of Ky. made a motion for measures relative to the establishunent of a manufactory of
We send out the Register this week without a summary of small arms, at Newport, on Licking river, in Ken-news--first, becanse there are no news of importance; and, tucky.
secondly, because the public docunents and the proceedings Mr. Culpepper laid on the table a resolution | found to contain severed important documents. The speedle
the national legislature demand a place. This number will be that the house should hereafter meet at 11 o'clock of the governors of New-Hnnipsiire, Kentucky, and Ohio, se instead of 12.
unavoidably postponed, to make routn for the proceedings of
the general goveinment. They shail have a place as sed et Mr. Harrison moved for directing the committee we can lirik' room for then