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if they should be suffered to rally their numbers, but which is, in fact, a derelict open to the occuunder the protection of Spanish forts, and to de: pancy of every enemy, crilized or savage, of the rive new strength from the impotence or the ill United States, and serving no other earthly purwill against the United States of the Spanish au: pose than as a post of annoyance to thein. thorities.
That the purposes, as well of the Negro. Indian lle took possession, therefore, of Pensacola and banditti, with whom we have been contending, as of the fort of Barrancas, as he had done of St. of the British invaders of Florida, who first assemMarks, not in a spirit of hostility to Spain, but as bled and employeci them, and of the British ina necessary measure of self defence; giving no- truding and pretending traders, since the peace, tice that they should be restored whenever Spain who have instigated and be traved them i deshould place commanders and a force there, able struction, have been not less hostile to Spain ihan and willing to ful61 the engagements of Spain to- tu the Cnited States, the proofs contained in the wards the United States, of restraining, by force, documents herewith enclosed, are conclusive. the Florida Indians from hostilities against their Mr. Pizarro's note of 29;h of August, speaks of citizens The President of the Uniei States, to His Catholic.viajesty's profound indignation at the give a signal manifestation of bis confidence in the sanguinary executions, on the Spanish soil, of disposition of the King of Spain, io perform with the subjects of powers in amity with the King's good faith this indispensable engagement, and to meaning Arbuthnott and Armbrister. Let Mr. demonstrate to the world that neither the desire Pizarro's successor take the trouble of reading of conquest nor hostility to Spain, had any infu- tie inclosest documents, and he will discover who ence in the councils of the l'inited States, bas di- Arbuthull und einb ister were, and what were rected the aconditional restoration to any Span. XLIX.) weir purposes: That Arbuthnott was only ish officer, duly authorized to l'eceive theni, of LVII.] the successor of Nicholls, and Armbrister Pensacola and the Barrancas, and that of St. the agcrit of Woodbine, and the subaltern of Marks to any Spanish force adequate for its de McGregor Mr. Pizarro qualifies general Jackfence against the stiack of the savages Bilt the son's necessary pursuit of a defeated savage enePresident will neither inflict punistinent, nor pass my beyond the Spanish Floridia line, as a shamefui a censure upon general Jackson for that conduct, invasion of this Majesiy's territory—yet, that territhe motives for which were founded in the puresttory was the territory also of the savage enemy, patriotism, of the necessity for which he had the and Spain was bond to restrain them, by force, most immediate and effectual means of forming : from hustilities against the United States: and it judgment, and the vindication of which is writien was the failure of Spain to fulfil this engagement, in every page of the law of nations, as well as in which had :rade it necessitry for general Jackson the first law of nature, self-defence. He thinks it, to pursue the savage across the line. What then on the contrary, due to the justice, which the was the character of Nicholls's invasion of this United States have a right to claim from Spain; ! Majesty's territory; and where was His Majesty's and you are accordingly instructed to demand of profound indignation at that? Mr Pizarro says, the Spanish governinont, that inquiry shall be in His Majesty's 10;ts and places have been violently stituted into the conduct of Don José Mazot, gov. seized on by general Jackson. Hlad they not been ernor of Pens:cola, and of Don Francisco C. Lu- seized on, nay, hul not the principal of his forts engo, coromandant of St. Marks, and a suitable been brown up by Nicholis, and a British fort on punishment in Hicted upon them for having, in de the same Spanish territory been erected during fiance and violation of the engagements of Spain | the war, and left standing as a Negro fort, in deti. wil the Lnited States, aided and assisted these ince of Spanisl authority, after the peace? Wliere hordes of savages in those very hostilities against was iiis Majesty's profound indignation at that? the United States, which it was their official duty Has His lajesty suspended formally all negotiato restrain This inquiry is due to the charactertion with the sovereign of colonel Nicholls, for the of those officers themselves, and to the honor of|| shameful invasion of his territory without color of the Spanish government. The obligation of Spain provocation, without pretence of necessity, withto restrain, by force, the Indians of Florida from out the shadow or even avuwal of a pretext? llas hostilities against the United States and their citi is Majesty given solemn warning to the British zens, is explicit, is positive, is unqualified. The government, that these were incidents of transfact, that for a series of years they have received | cendent moment capable of producing an essenshelter, assistance, supplies and protection, in the tial anxi thior sugh change in the political relations practice of such hostilities from the Spanish com
of the two countries?" Nicholls and Woodbine, manders in Florida, is clear and unequivocal. If, their invitations and promises to the slaves to XXXIL.] as the commanders both at Pens cola runaway from their masters and join them, did
XLII.) and St. Marks have alleged, this has not contine themselves to the slaves of the United been the result of their weakness, rather than of States--they received with as hearty a welcomes their will, it they bave assisted the Indians against and employed with equal readiness, the fugitive, the United States to avert their hostilities from XXV.) from their masters, in Florida, as those from the province, which they had not sufficient force | Georgia Against this special injury the governor to defend against them, it may serve, in some
of Pens..cola did carnestly remonstrate with the measure, to exculpate, individually, those officers, British adtriral Cockburn (see the document but it must carry demonstration irresistible to the marked XXV.) but against the shameful invasion Spanish government that the right of the United of the territory—against the violent seizure of the States can as little compound with impotence as || forts and places-against the blowing up of the with perfidy, and that Spain must immediately | Barrancas, and the erection and maintenance una make her election, either to place a force in Flo- des British banners, of the Negro fort on Spanish rida adequate at once to the protection other ter | soul-against the negotiation by a British officer ritory and to the fulfilment of her engagements
in the midst of peace, of pretended treaties, ofor code to the United States a province, of wbici
ensive and delensive, and of navigation and com. she retains nothing but the nominal possession; merce upon Spanish territory, between Great Britain and Spanish Inthians, whom Spain was and XLIX.b.) papers of London, of the 24th bound to control and restrain-if a whisper of ex- | XLVII. C.) and 25th of Aug. last, bis let. postulation was ever wafied from Madrid to Lon
ter to Nicholls is published, don, it was not ioud enough to be heard across
(somewhat garbled) with a the Atlantic, nor energetic enough to transpire | Compare XLVII. c. copy of Hambly's abovemen. beyond the walls of the palaces from which it is. and XLIX, No. 1] tioned letter to hiin, and a sued, and to which it was borne.
reference to this Indian power of attorney to him, The connection between Arbuthnott and Ni
approved by the commandant of St. Marks, F. C. cholls, and between Armbrister, Woodbine and || Luengo. Another of the papers is a letter, writMcGregor, is established beyond all queswon, by | XLVII.] ten in the name of the same chiefs, by the evidence produced at the trials before the || Arbuthnott, to the governor general of the lacourt martial. I have already remarked to you on 120na, asking of him permission for Arbuthnott to the very extraordinary circumstance, that a Bri-establish a warehouse on the Appalachicola; bittislı trader from beyond the sea should be per. Il terly and falsely complaining that the Americans initted, by the Spanish authorities, to trade with had made seitlements on their lands, within the the Indians of Florida. Fro0 bis letter to Ham | Spanish lines, and calling upon the governor geno bly, dated 3d May, 1817, (see the documents eral to give orders to displace them, and send marked G in the proceedings of the court martiai) | them back to their own country. In this letter it appears that his trading was but a pretence; and they assign, as a reason for asking this license for that his principal purpose was to act as the agent Arbutlinott, the want of a person to put in writing of Indians of Florida, and outlaws from the for then their talks, grievances against the Creeks, to obtain the aid of the British govern- Americans. And they adu, “the commander of ment, in their hostilities against the United States. the fort of St. Marks has heard all of our talks and He expressly tells llambly there, that the chief of complaints. lle approves of what we have donc, those outlaws was the principal cause of his, Ar, and what we are doing; and it is by his recombuthnott's, being in the country; and that he had mendation we have this presumed to address your come with an answer from eari Bathurst, deliver excellency.” You will find these papers in the ed to him by governor Canieron, of New Provi. I printed newspaper enclosed, and in the proceeddence, to certain Indian talks, in which this aid of ings of the court martial, and will point them out the British government had been solicited. Ham. || to the Spanish government, not only as decisive bly, himself, had been left by Nicholls, as the proofs of the unexampled compliances of the agent between the Indians and the British go. | Spanish officers in Florida, to foreign intrusive vernment; but having found that Nicholls had fail agents and instigators of Indian hostilities against ed in his attempt to prevail upon the British go- the United States; but as placing, beyond a doubt, vernment to pursue this clandestine war, in the that participation of this hostile spirit in the commidst of peace; and that they were not prepared mandant of St. Marks, which general Jackson so to support his pretence, that half a dozen out. ll justly complains of; and of which we have so well lawed fugitives from the Creeks were the Creek founded a right to demand the punishment. Here nation;--- when Arbuthnott, the incendiary came, is the commandant of a Spanish fort, bound by the and was instigating them, by promises of support sacred engagement of a treaty to restrain, by from Great Britain, to commence their murderous force, the Indians within his command from com. incursions into the United States, Hambly, at the mitting hostilities against the United States, conXLVII. b.) request of the Creeks themselves, spiring with those same Indians, and deliberately wrote to him, warning him to withdraw from giving his written approbation to their appoint. among that band of outlaws, and giving him a so. ment of a foreigner, a British subject, as their lemn foreboding of the doom tirat awaited him, | agent, to solicit assistance and supplies from the from the hancl of justice, if he persevered in the governor general of the Havana, and from the course that he pursueil. Arbuthnott, neverthe British government, for carrying on these same less, persisted; and while he was deluding the hostilities. wretched Indians with the promise of support Let us come to the case of Armbrister-He was XLIX ) froin England, he was writing letters for taken in arms, leading and commanding the In
b. then to the Britislı minister in the United dians, in the war against the American troops; and c. States, to governor Caineron, of New Pro. to that charge, upon his trial, pleading guilty. d. vidence, to colonel Nicholls; to be laid be But the primary object of his coming there, was e. fore the British government; and even to still more hostile to Spain, than to the United
f. the Spanish governor of St. Augustine, LVIII.] States. You find that he told three of the XLIX.) and the governor general of the Havana, witnesses, who testified at his trial, that he had soliciting, in all quarters, and and support, arms, come to this country upon Mr. Woodbine's busiand animunition, for the indians, against the ness at Tampa Bay—to see the Negroes righted; United States; bewailing the destruction of the and one of them, that he had a commission in the Negro fort, and charging the British government Patriot army, unler McGregor; and that he had with having drawn the Indians into war with the expected a captaincy. And what was the intend. United States, anci deserting them after the peace.ed business of McGregor and Woodbine, at Tam.
You will remark among the papers produced on pa Bay? It was the conquest of Florida from XLIX. No. 1.1 his trial, a power of attorney, (lated Spain, by the use of those very Indians and Ne. 17th June, 1817, given hin by twelve Indians, il groes, whom the commandant of St. Marks was partly of Florida, and partly of the fugitive out- so ready to aid and support in war against the laws froin the United States. He states that this United States. The chain of proof that estapower, and his instructions, were, to memorializeblishes this fact, is contained in the documents the British government, and the governor gene- communicated by the President to Congress at ral of the trana. These papers are not only their last session, relating to the occupation of sobstantially proved, as of his hand writing, on the LVI.) Amelia Island by McGregor. From these [Compare XLIII. a. trial, but in the daily news- documents you will find, that while I'Gregor was there, Woodbine went from New Providence, in || Hadjo, upon his return from England to New Proa schooner of his own, to join him: That he ar. vidence, and under pretence of taking care of him rived at Amelia Island, just as McGregor, aban- and his afluirs-of having defraucled him of a large doning the companions of his achievement there, portion of the presents which had been delivered was leaving it: That McGregor, quitting the ves | Sut from the king's stores to him, for Francis's sel in which he bac embarked at Amelia, went on XLVII. a.] use. This is one of the passages of board that of Woodbine, and returned with him Arbuthnott's letter to Nicholls, omitted in the pub. to New Providence: That Woodbine had per- I lication of it last August, in the London newspasuaded him they could yet accomplish the con
pers. quest of Florida, with soldiers to be recruited at Is this narrative of dark and complicated deNassau, from the corps of Colonial Marines, which pravity; this creeping and insidious war, both had served under Nicholls during the late war against Spain and the United States; this mockery with the United States, which corps had been of patriotism; these political philters to fugitive. lately disbanded; and with Negroes to be found | slaves and Indian outlaws; these perfidies and at Tampa Bay, and 1500 Indians, already then en- treacheries of villains incapable of keeping their gaged to Woodbine, who pretended that they had faith even to each other, all in the name of South made a grant of all their lands there to him. | American liberty, of the rights of runaway Ne. LVIL a b ] Among the papers, the originals of groes, and the wrongs of savage murderers--all which are in our possession, in McGregor's own combined and projected to plunder Spain of her hand writing, instructions for sailing into Tainpa provinces, and to spread massacre and levastation Bay, with the assertion that he calculated to be along the borders of the United states? Is all this there by the last of April or first of May, of the sufficient to cool the sympathies of his Catholic J.) present year; a letter dated 27th December | Majesty's government, excited by the execution last, to one of his acquaintance in this country, l of these two “subjects of a power in amity with e.) disclosing the same intention; and the extract || the king.” The Spanish government is not at of a proclamation which was to have been issued this day to be informed that, cruel as war in its at Tampa Bay, to the inhabitants of Florida, by mildest forms must be, it is, and necessarily must the person charged with making the settlementbe, doubly cruel, when waged with savages; that there, before his arrival, announcing his approach, savages make no prisoners, but to torture them; for the purpose of liberating them from the des that they give no quarter; that they put to death potisrn of Spain, and of enabling them to forin a without discrimination of age or sex; that these government for themselves. He had persuaded ordinary characteristics of Indian warfare have those who would listen to him here, that his Iti- || been applicable, in their most heart-sickening mate object was to sell the Floridas to the United horrors, to that war, left us by Nicholls, as his States. There is some reason to suppose that he || legacy, reinstigated by Woodbine, Arbuthnott and had made indirect overtures, of a similar nature, Armbrister, and stimulated by the approbation, to the British government. This was Armbris encouragement, and aid of the Spanish com. ter's business in Florida. He arrived there in mandant at St. Marks Is proof required? Intreat XLIX.) March, the precursor of McGregor and the Spanish minister of state, for a moment, to Woolbine, and, immediately upon his arrival, he overcome the feelings which details like these is found seizing upon Arbuthinott's goods, and must excite, and to reflect, if possible, with com. distributing them among the Negroes and Indians; | posure, upon the facts stated in the following exseizing upon his vessel, and compelling its master tracts from the documents enclosed: to pilot him, with a body of armed Negroes, to. Letter from sailing master Jairus Loomis to wards the fort of St. Marks, with the declared commodore Daniel T. Patterson, 15th August, purpose of taking it by surprise, in the night. XXII. 1816, reporting the destruction of the Writing letters to movernor Cameron, of New || Negro Fort. Providence; urgently calling for supplies of mu- “ On examining the prisoners, they stated that nitions of war, and of cannon, for the war against “ Edward Daniels, o. S. who was made prisoner the Americans; and letters to col. Nicholls, renew. “ in the boat, on the 17th July, was turned and ing the same demands of supplies; informing him, “ burnt alive." that he is with 300 Negroes, “a few of our Bluff Leiter from Archibald Clarke to general Gaines, people, who had stuck to the cause, and were rely. | 26th February, 1817. (Message of the President ing upon the faith of Nicholls's promises. Our of the United States to Congress, 25th March, Bluff people were the people of the Negro fort, || 1818, p. 9.) collected by Nicholls's and Woodbine's procla “ On the 24th inst, the house of Mr. Garrett, mations, during the American and English war; “ residing in the upper part of this county, near and the cause to which they stuck, was the sa. “ the boundary of Wayne county, (Georgia) was vage, servile, exterminating war against the “ attacked, during his absence, near the middle United States.
“ of the day, by this party, (of Indians) consisting Among the agents and actors of such virtuous “ of about fifteen, who shot Mrs. Garrett, in two enterprizes as are here inveiled, it was hardly “ places, and then dispatched her by stabbing and expected that there would be found remarkable scalping. Her two children, one about three evidences of their respect, confidence, and good" years, and the other two months, were also faith towards one another. Accordingly, besides “ murdered and the eldest scalped: the house the violent seizure and distribution, by Armbris. “ was then plundered of every article of value, ter, of Arbuthnott's property, bis letters to go " and set on fire.” vernor Cameron, and to Nicholls, are filled with LXI.] Letter from Peter B. Cook (Arbuthnott's the distrust and suspicions of the Indians, that clerk) to Eliz. A. Carney, at Nassau, dated Suwah. they were deceived and betrayed by Arbuthnott: nee, 19th January, 1818, giving an accomt of while in Arbuthnott's letters to the same Nicholls, l their operations with the Indians, against the he accuses Woodbine of having taken charge of Americans, and their massacre of lieutenant Scott XUX. f) poor Francis, the propliet, or dillis" and his party.
'There was a boat that was taken by the In- / tenders of European agency, to stimulate, and - dians, that had in thirty men, seven women, nterpose in wars between the United States and “ four small children. There were six of the ne lidians, within their control. " men got clear, and one woman saved, and alt This exposition of the origin, the causes, and “ the rest of them got killed. The children were the character of the war with the Seminole Indians “ took by the ley, and their brains dashed out and part of the Creeks, combined with McGre“ against the boat.'
yor's mock patriots and Nicholls's Negroes, which If the bare recital of sines like these cannot necessarily led our troops into Florida, and gave be perused without shuddering, what must be the rise to all those incidents of which Mr. Pizarro so agonized feelings of those wires and children are, vehemently complains, will, it is hoped, enable from day, to day, and from night to night, ex you to present other and sounder views of the posed to be the victims of the same barbarity? subject to his Catholic Majesty's government: It Has mercy a voice to plead for the perpetrators will enable you to show that the occupation of and instigators of cleeus like these? Should inquiry Pensacola and St Marks was occasioned neither hereafter be made, why, within thiree nonths by a spirit of hostility to Spain, nor with a view to after this event, the savage Hamathili Micco, upon extort, prematurely, the province from ber posbeingiaken by the American troops, was, by order session; that it was rendered necessary by the of their commander, immediately hung, let it be || neglect of Spain to perforın her engagements of told that that sarage was the commander of the resiraiming the Indians from hostilities against the party by which those women were bulchered, United States, and by the cuipable countenance, and those helpless infints were thus dashed | encouragement, and assistance given to those faagainst the boat. Contending with such enemies, cians, in their hostilities, by the Spanish governor although humanity revolis it entire retaliation and commandant at those places: That the Uniied upon nem, and spares the lives of their feeble States liave a right to demand, as the President and defenceless women and children, yet mercy does demand, of Spain the punishment of those herself surren lers to retributive justice the lives officers for this nuisconduct;' and he further de. of their leading warriors taken in arms--and still mands of Sp.in a just and reasonable indemnity to more the lives of the forcign, white incendiaries, if the United States for the heavy and necessary exwho disowned by their own governments, and dis. I perses wnich they have been compelled to incur, owning their own natures, de rade themselves by the failure of Spain to perform her engrebeneath the savage character, by voluntarily des. | ment, to restrain the Indians, aggravated by this cending to its level. Is not this the dictate of demonstrated complicity of her commanding offi. cominon sense? Is it not the usage of legitimate i cers with them, in their hostilities against the warfare? Is it not consonant to the soundest ad. || United States: That the two Englishmeu executed thorities of national law? "When at war (says by order of Gen. Jackson where not only identih. Vaitel) with a ferocious nation, which observes led with the savages, with whom they were carry. no rules and and grants no quarters, they may being on the war against the United States, but that chastised in the persons of those of them who may one of them was ine mover and fomenter of the be taken; they are of the number of the guilty; / war, wlich, without his interference and false and by this rigor the attempt may be made of promises to the Indians of support from the Bri. bringing them to a sense of the laws of humanity.” tish government, never would have happenedAnd again; “ As a general has the right of sacri- that the other was the instrument of war against ficing the lives of his enemies to his own safety or Spain as well as the United States, commissioned that of his people, if he has to contend with an by Viciregor, and expeditel by Woodbine, upon inhuman enemy, often guilty of such excesses, le their project of conquering Florida with t.ese Inmay take the lives of some of his prisoners, and dian and negroes: That, as accomplices of the treat them as his own people have been treated.” il savages; and, sinning against their better know
The justification of these principles is 1 und in lege, worse than savages, general Jackson, postheir saltary efficacy, for terror and for example.sesses of their persons and of the pronts of their It is thus only that the barbarities of Indians can guilt, might, by the lawful and ordinary usages of be successfully encountered It is this only that war, have hung thum both withont the formality the worse than indian barharitis of Europein inn- of a trial: Thai, to allow them every possible opprisus, preterding uthority from their govern-portunity of refuting the proofs or of showing any menis, but always dis 5 Wed can be punished and circumstance in extenuation of their crimes, he arrested. (reat Britain yet engages the alliance gave them the benefit of a trial by a court martial, and co-operation of savages in war
of highly respectable officers: That the defence vernment has invariably disclaimeil all counte of one consisted, solelv and exclusively, of technic nance or a'r horization to her sulyjects to instigate cal cwils at the nature of part of the evidence them against us in time of peace. Yit so it has against him, and the other confessed his guilt. happened, that from the period of our established Finally, that, in restoring Pensacola and St. Marks independence to this day, all the Indian wars to Spain, the President gives the most signal proof with which we have been affiicted have been dis-i of his confidence, that hereafter her engagement tinctly traceable to the instigation of English to restrain, by force, the Indians of Florida from traders or agents, always disavowed, yet always | all hostilities against the United States, will be felt, more than once detected, but never before effectually fullilled; that there will be no more punished. Two of them, offenders of the deep murders, no more robberies within our borders, est dve, after solemn warning to their govern-by savages prowling along the Spanish line, and ment, and individually to one of them, have fallen, seeking shelter within it, to display in their vil. fagrante delic!o, into the hands of an American lages the scalps of our women and children, their general: and the punishment inflicted upon them | victions, and to sell, with shameless effrontery, las fixed them on high as an example, awful in the plunder from our citizens in Spanish forts and its exhibition, but, we trust, auspicious in its || cities; that we shall hear no more apologies from results, of that which awaits unauthorized pre. "Spanish governors and commandants, of their
But her go
inability to perform the duties of their oifice and, of Febrzary, 1915, are conformable to existing the solemn contracts of their country-3 more laws, and, if there is it iv interference, wherein; excises for compliances to the savage enemies of and, if any, what legislative provision may, in the the United States from the dread of their attacks opinion of the said Secretary, be necessary to give upon themselves—no more barbouring of foreign force and effect to the said rules, regulations and impostors, upon compulsion; that a strength suf instructions; and, also, to report, as atoresand, any ficient will be kept in the province to restrain the other provision which the sail Secretary may Indians by force, and oficers empowered and deem proper for the more pertect administration instructed to employ it efiectually to maintain the of any branch of the naval service. good faith of the nation, by the eifecuve fulfil 0 motion of Mr. Forsyth, it was ront of the treaty. The duty of this government Resolreil, That the committee on the District to spatect the persons and property of our fellow of Columbia, be instructed to inquire into the excitizens on the borilers of the United States is pediency of amending the laws existing in the inperative-it arust be discharged-and if, after all county of Washington, in the District of Columbia, the warnings that Spain has had it, after the regulating the seizure and sale of persons of color, prostration of all her territorial rights and neutral suspected to be runaway siaves. obligations, by Nicholls and his banditii, during war, The report of the cominittee of claims, unisand of all her treaty stipulations, by Arbuthnott vorable to the petition of Christopher Fowler, and Irmbrister, aheited by her own commanding was taken up, and, on motion, it was reverse, officers, during peace, to the cruel annoyance of and the committee of claims instructed to prepare the United States if the necessities of self-de- a bill for his relier. fence should again cómpel the United States to A message was received from the President of take possession of the Spanish forts and places in the United States, transinitting, in compliance Florida, declare, with the candor and frankness with the resolution of the Senate of the 25th that become ils, that another unconditional resultimo, a report from the Secretary of War, res. toration of them must not be espected; that even || pecting the rules and regulations adopted for the the President's contidence in the good faith and Military Academy at West Point, the number of uliinate justice of the Spanish government will Cadets adınitted into the Academy, the number yield to the painful experience of continuai dis who have received appointments in the army, appointment; Td that, after un wearied and almost &c. which message and documents were read. un numbered appeals to them, for the performance The bill more eilectually to provide for the of their stiptulated cuies, in vain,' the United punishment of certain crimes against the United States will be reluctantly compelled to rely, for States, was taken up, and, after undergoing some the protection of their borders, upon themselves consideration, was, on motion of Mr. Forsyth, realcne.
committed to the judiciary committee for further You are authorized to communicate the whole li consideration. of this letter and the accompanying documents to
The report of the co'nmittee of claims on the the Spanish government.
petition of John Anderson, of Michigan territory, I live the honor, &:. &c.
was taken up, and, on inotion of Mr. Ruggles, the JOIN QUINCY ADAMS, committee were instructed to bring in a bill for
The report of the cominittee of claims unfavor. Congress of the United States. able to the petition of Augustus Sacket, was taken
l'he Senate resiuned the consideration of the Friday, February 5. bill to incorporate the Velical Society of W:.30The President communicated to the Senate the ington City, which, having been amended, was annual report of the state of the sinking fund; ordered to be engrossed for a third reading alid, likewise a report of the Secretary of War, The bill supplemental to the act furier to embracing a statement of moneys transferred duu amen i the charter of the City of Washington; the fing the late recess of Congress, by authority of bill for the relief of John Clark; the bill for the the President of the United States, from one relief of Samuel Wired; the bill for the relict of specific appropriation to another; which reports John A. Dix; the bill for the relief of Samuel F. were read.
Hooker, and the bill for the relief of John B. Mr. Wilson submitted the following resolution: Timberlake, were respectively considered, and
Hesulr erl, That the cornmittee on the militia beseve ally ordered to be engrossed and read the instructed to inquire into the expediency of third time. making some further provision by law for insu- The bill from the House of Representatives to ring annual and accurate returns of the inilitia of incorporate the Benevolent association of Clerks the several states and territories.
in the City of Washington, was read the third The resolution was agreed to.
time, as amended, passed and returned to the Mr. Tait, from the committee on naval affairs, | other House. to whom was referred a message of the President The engrossed bills authorizing a subscription of the United States of the 18th April last, trans- to the 11th and 12th volumes of Wait's edition of mitring a copy of the orders and regulations of State Papers; and the engrossed bill to provide the navy, reported the following resolution, which || for sick and disabled seamen, were severally read was read:
the third time, passed and sent to the other Resolved, that the Secretary of the Navy, under House for concurrence therein. the direction of the President of the United The bill to authorize the corporation of the States, report to the Senate, in the first week of City of Washington to extend certain streets, the next session, whether the rules, regulations, (across the mail) was taken up, and, on the mo:ion and instructions prepared by the boar! of navy 1 of Mr, Goldsborough, postponed to a day beyond Comomissioners, in obedience to the act of the 15th || the session.