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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - January 7, 1837, Indianapolis, Indiana
Voi. , saturday january 7, 1837. No. 758. Pibj-is2i i by Ivoti. Terms.�?$3 of Phi and Iii in and Vance for 52 numbfirs�?50, at c months�?$3 of at the end of the volume. Is of paper will be unless at the option o the publishers until Arr Cardigos Are Piid. I Kice for lines or less three insertions a 00 for each additional insertion 25 Cen Lon re advil Tise ments charged in proportion. A Liberal discount made to those who advertise by the year. I Esh groceries and liquors. A Klee Hii Viii a i i Trio store Likely occur Job. Pied by Lockerbie Juat and purchased their Stock of Goudi his added to the same a Large Supply of fresh groceries and liquors direct from the River a Titch Heo Fiers t or Sale wholesale am retail at the lowest possible rates. The Titi Zens of Indianapolis and Are raspe Cipully invited to give him a Call and country dealers Mav find it to their advantage to Purchase goods of him As he is determined to keep a full assortment of every Illing in ins line and of the Best Quality which the Market will Milord. Be Hopes by strict attention to business and Liberal dealing to Merit the favor of a generous Public. Clarles Martens. Indianapolis nov. 21, 1836. 49-Lmland Sale in pursuance of an act of the legislature of the state of Indiana to Amend the several Acta for Tho promotion of schools and education in Clark s Grant approved february 4, 1836. I will Oiler at Public Sale before the court House doors of die counties in which they Are situated. Five sections and one half Section of land being a part of the lands donated by Congress to Clark s Grant for school purposes and commonly known by the name of the Clark reserves Quot Viz in the town of Noblesville in the county of Hamilton on monday the Day of february next the East half of Section no. 20, in 20 n. Of Range 4 East of the second principal Meridian. Section 20 in toss ship 19 n. Of Range 4 e., and Section 20 in township 18 n. Of Range 4 In tie town of Indianapolis m the county of Marion on Friday the 10th Day of february next. Section 20, in township 14 n. Of Range 4 e., lying on the state Road from Indianapolis to Madison and crossed by the rail Road line Between these places also in the town of Franklin in the county of Johnson on monday the i3ih Day of february next. Section 20, in town slip 13 n. Of Range 4 e., and Section 20, in township ii n. Of Range 4 Comprising in All. 3520 Jaes of valuable land. The lost named Section on the n. E. Quarter of which Are 30 acres now in cultivation will be offered in lots of about 160 acres and the other sections in lots of about 80 acres each. The several sections Are divided and marked and can easily be examined. The extensive bodies of valuable land by which these sections Are surrounded the great and rapidly increasing population of the counties in which Thoy Are situated their proximity to the seat of government and the most important of those Public works contemplated in our present system of internal improvement the Madison rail Road and the White River canal cannot fail to Render these lands not Only highly valuable but worthy the attention of Tho Emigrant the Farmer and the capitalist. The terms of Sale will be Cash in hand or one fourth in hand and the remainder in three equal annual payments with interest at the rate of ten per centum per annul to be paid annually in Advance on each payment. Out should any of the lands remain unsold after having been offered As above they will be disposed of at Privitte Sale on a credit or otherwise. Unquestionable titles will be Siliven James Boyer commis r. November 23, 1836. 50-tf. N. B. In consequence of the resignation of the former commissioner the Sale of these lands advertised to Lake place in october last was unavoidably postponed. They will positively be offered As now advertised. J. B. Abner Pope botanic physician returns his grateful to the inhabitants of this town and Vicinity for the Liberal encouragement he has received since his location in Indianapolis. Having made the botanic practice his study for Many years and being confident of its adaptation to nil the prevailing forms of disease in this Section of country he respectfully lenders his unremitting services to those who wish to try the botanic remedies and will Call on Ihnat his store in Washington Street 2d door East of the Post office. N. B. Those who Are desirous of ascertaining my standing As a practitioner Are invited to Call and examine my deploy from the botanic medical society of Maryland. The state of Indiana supreme court. November term 1836. Saturday december the 6 i a. D. 183g. James Henry Dufour is. I John Marling Elijah Marling in chancery. Hiram Marling Noah mar Ling and William Marling. J at this time comes the plaintiff by his counsel and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Noah Marling one of the defendants is not an Iii Habi Tant of this state it is therefore ordered that he be and appear before this court at the state House on the last monday in May next to answer the plaintiff s Bill filed herein or the matters therein contained will be taken As confessed and a decree rendered in his absence. And it is further ordered that a copy of this order be published in the Indiana journal a Public news Aper printed at Indianapolis for three weeks successively. A True . 54�?3w h. P. Coburn c s. C. Twenty first session. The state of Indiana supremo court. November 1 Erm 1836. Tuesday november a. D. 1886. Allen Blann is. It in error to the Sullivan c. Court. Abraham l. a t this time comes the plaintiff by his counsel and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Abraham l. Smith the defendant is not an inhabitant of this state it is therefore ordered that he to and appear before this court at the state House on the last monday in Mav next to answer the plaintiff s error filed herein or Thev will be proceeded upon in his absence. And it is further ordered that a copy of this order be published in the Indiana journal a Public newspaper at Indianapolis for three weeks Succes Lively a True . A. P. Coburn c. S. C. The state of Indiana supreme court. November term 1836. Saturday dec Eiber the 6th, 1836. James h. M Clure Thomas m Cormick Eliza Ann Mcclure James Washington m Clure Julia m Clure and a Hester m Clure is. Samuel m Cormick. At this time come the plaintiffs by their counsel and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Coart that Samuel Mccormick the defendant is not an inhabitant of this state it is therefore ordered that he be and appear before this court at the state House on the last monday in May next to answer the plaintiffs errors filed herein or they will be proceeded upon in his absence. And it is further ordered that a copy of this order be published in the. Indiana journal a Public newspaper printed at Indianapolis for Turco whisks successively. A True . 54_3w h. P. Cob turn c. S. G. In error to the Switzerland circuit court. A teacher wanted. N individual Well ii unified to teach the different branches usually taught in an English school will meet with Eui Tahlo encouragement by applying to the undersigned Throe Miles South of Indianapolis. Simon Smock Hugh m Daniel dec. 23, 1836. Trustees. Quot taken up by Daniel Cai living in Washingion township Marion county la. On the 29th of nov. 1836, one eat Ray dark Brindle Muley cow supp cd to be 10 or 12 years old marked with a crop Ond a Ehor Slit in each ear her Tail some Shorter than common no other Marks or brands appraised to 15 60 by John Senor and Parris Harrison. A True copy from Niy a stray Book s4p a. Bow a j. P. House of representatives. Debate on the internal improvement Bill. The question being on the indefinite postponement of the Bill supplemental to an act providing for a general system of internal improvement or. Baird i dior. Speaker i non it Iii Sensi Zilfi of lie very Timil claims 1 have upon lie Itidal of Nice did of this mouse i Arn Fine of Yeti Ige sit ii moors. Vav Lii i a Une hero sir 1 Iii Rinei but n Lunise Fri myself Ltd pursue and expected by i Tivod Clit add in obtrusive coir so to gain at Krisl no in will hut a i Lerable Nate fir prudence. Sir Wien i kick around me i Piave Niueli Roa Soti to say this Schaie can be Roku ducted by Ai it or hands than myself in Ilie Rigil and left i see those who have been he fur you irs inn noting uie policy of Indiana a Quot a have been Able Ami it efficient Thev hav proven Ihram Colvos it Rahv of do lilt Honfi cd to Uicon by i hair and they have often gone Home from Titis Louse to a Scrivo the Welcome plan Dils of a fir con to Iii Iii a upon ,,\vhojnow and divest s Honor has never been conferred. Sir i wot Ihl ii of Iron id the i Jou of Wii Hany remarks of mine if it were or get that inc Bill now Niider consideration proposes to do Somo t oing fit run a this sir is a by further to extend to by Stein of internal improvement in in Liana it is supple Nanlal to the Bill which passe i lat Winter. And this Bill proposes to add Tiv Tinty of vhf new works to the old Bill including partially the Vistula and Michigan rail Riad oras some have emphatically called it the great Northern rail Road. The Bill a Propri is two Hundred thousand dollars of rather the Bill authorizes the taking on tin Pirt fihe state two Hundred thousand dollars in Stock. The Bill in one Section incorporates a company the con.= Tion of that Road making Duj capital Stock eight Hundred re thousand a dollars Hundred thousand of which is first to be subscribed by individuals before the state takes any and Evetie then sir i doubt whether she would do it for if we adopt the system proposed in this Bill and pass it the state will by overwhelmed in embarrassment. Tipiere is a snark beyond which we should not go the system of internal Rinjiro Wernent like every thing else has its just limit and in order to the Jusi extent of its operations we should have a scrupulous regard to our finances we should look into our Treasury and d we to Row we should be jealous of extending our credit Loo far. Already sir we have ten millions hanging Over us a debt unequalled by any state in the Union of our at and although our statics in a course of rapid Prosperity although our citizens Are industrious and full , or. Speaker we May weigh Down our Prosperity we May overburden our sys pm of internal improvement we May retard the growth four Young and state. A s at which promises soon by an economical administration of our state affairs to be one of the brightest stars in this confederacy. I admonish gentlemen to beware of a reckless course of legislation but View the proud canine acc upon Wlinich we now stand and Marshall All their forces that our Citadel May he preserved that our credit May not be impaired that others May look to and Admire us alike for the boldness of our sch thine lie gan last Winter and for our Economy in preventing an almost uni United Bill front Lassing this f Louse. Should this Bill pass it will pro Strall our a Hole Syi item it will bring Down one eternal and oppressive taxation a on our constituents and citizens bankruptcy and distress Njust Fillow and death will As certainly follow tiie passage of Liis Bill to our present begun system As that i address the speaker of this House. Gentlemen Tell us they ask but for two Milhon two Hundred dollars in addition to the ten which Tivey Lell us too is but Liziie More than the Sii filus be venue coming to us As our dividend from the i reas Ury of the United states. Sir it Wal take front ten to Twenty millions of dollars to con plete the works contained in the Bill now before this House which add to the Bill of last Winter and we have probably a Simoti of thirty millions to b Row in order to finish these works. The present is a most important crisis in tie affairs of Indiana upon our conduct in relation to this Bill May defend the Good or ill of our Happy state let us Riuard our interests by saying that the motion indefinitely to postpone now under ii i Era Ion shall prevail and that we As the faithful representatives of the people have yet souk regard ii r our com non country the and of our adoption Tho state of our Pride and Honor. Sir this Bill has Bren Deno Iliin ated the Buffalo calf and with significant propriety it is a calf Ofilio largest Magni Lude and fir outstrip a its a Mulherin dimensions the Bill of last Winter has but your canals and three rail roads and one Turnpike. The present Bill As i have before said fur Twenty eight additional works including canals rail roads Mcadam Zed roads and Clay Turnpike roads. What will be the argument of genl Eirien hereafter if this Bill should pass. Succeeding legislators will Lell us we have commenced the works that the Faith of the slate is pledged and thai in it Liana is now bound to Complete that which she has go improvidently begun. It is the policy t f gentle then once to get the state to begin and such a beginning tends to Here eternal ruin yet she must Progress. These Are truly limes of alarm and danger this Bill has included the isl and West the North and the South and with what View Isit Fortine proper Extension of our sys Teni of internal improvement no sir it is to buy up v Les in favor. We of the North Are asked to lend it our Aid because the state will be authorized to subscribe As a stockholder two Hundred thousand dollars of to were to in Popit and pass the Hill we never could get one Dollar of the Money i a state would never be Able to get the Money. Our intelligent i it it Ard i f internal Empro Vermeul Are telling us every Day if the system is extended according t a the principles a this Bill we can gel no More Money foreigners will be afraid of us capitalists in the East will not lend us their Money and indeed sir it is even said that unless we auihori/.the issuing of g per cent Loans instead of five which is now the Law thai we shall a t n a Mure Money to Forward the Viii is already begun. Then Why Are gentlemen n i alarmed Al awful consequences a foreigners wiil 1 alarmed for us the b Are of internal in l Roven enl Are already alarmed pal Riols wiil every where be concerned for us the h nest unsuspecting yeomanry of the country cannot they will ii >1 approve our conduct in sustaining such a measure. Sir Tho North the Beautiful North has been spoken of i am from Iho North i live within one tile of the Betalu Lino dividing Indiana and Michigan ius a country a love All others where i Delight to dwell country present Iii almost every variety in nature the Fintel soil Tho nost Beautiful Prairies Woodlands and Bur rens and living etre oms of Bocoka and Rivers. In Short it is a country the very appearance of which Raal teb my heart rejoice. It is there we have in in drus Triou ? a Leopolo full of Enterprise they Are Intelli get. My constituents or. Speaker Are a people possessing in a High degree these enviable qualities. My immediate neighbourhood Are principally germans of the sect called drunkards. I know of no people on Earth More industrious and respectable. My Conn to is composed of a Large portion Eastern people from new England new a irk amp a. Whilst some Are from the South and others from almost every stale in the Union. Take them As a whole the citizens of St. Joseph county will vie with the citizens of any other county in proportion to Poji elation either for Industry or Enterprise a for wealth also. But they Are a people of Economy too sir if i could this moment hear the voice of my constituents it would be to sustain this Molion for an indefinite postponement of this Bill. Though they would not say they wanted no improvements but they would say no Meas Riis should be adopted to retard the Progress of the Northern canal that no measures should be adopted to Embarrass the whole system of last Winter a and that no treasure Shodd be adopted by which Ati oppressive and Birde isome taxation would be put upon them. I have Liber objection. There Are Wigt res mentioned in this Hill that if finished would not yield one Dollar of Revenue to the state. It is thought some of them would not defray the expenses of their repairs Many of them running through the South part of the stale and several in the pocket As it is called which lies towards the Junction of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers. My county never would consent to be to construct suck works though 1 admit there Are honorable gentlemen in favor of this Bill and some of their Southern works should be Cotis trucked yet for one i must be permitted to enter my solemn protest against Tho passage of this Bill ind thereby Prepetit my constituents from living taxed to make so Nany unit Octant roads and canals and to prevent the lasting ruin of our beloved Stute. Sir so far then As our interest in the North is concerned i believe we would he materially injured by the provisions of Bill. Individuals would never take tie Stock when they saw Indiana overwhelmed in debt Anil More than any stale in the Union without a single Dollar to enable her to raise the two Hundred thousand dollars of r our Road in the North. No sir individuals who to night be disposed to take Slock in so Noble a rail Road would desire no such co par/7tit. It would Embarrass our Vork it would retard its , and front the fact of incorporating it night prevent us hereafter adopting some More efficient plan. I would go any reasonable it Iirth to satisfy gentlemen who Are dissatisfied with the Bill of last Winter but i cannot destroy the credit four state. The friends of this Bill ask us for the proof that it will destroy the credit of the state. Let Ihen listen to the views of the Board of internal improvement. Every i mixer her ii h is he us what they say the common atmosphere Aroutin us is fill of information on this subject. Yon need but look and half a plance will show you the ruin and desolation atm my Over the land should you pass this Bill. We have asked the friends of this Bill again and a Ain where is the Brioney to come from to make these i Wen in Eig it works which tray Ai Masy Rillions Anil they have Faili a utterly filed to Tell us. We in fuss to know sir if this Bill should become a Law As i have already said one eternal oppressive hauling vill to the inevitable result when it is too late to ask redress. Truly Llie Petit Lerner have told us the surplus Revenue was a million and a half which would pay for a part of these works. To say nodding of our to be called on by the general government for the re funding of this Money at any time it is already needed and More too or. Speaker to the interest accrued and accruing upon our Public debt for works be in under Tho Bill of last session. at All evicts sir it is a sum of Money two Small with which to contemplate the of so chimerical and extensive a system of internal improvements. Atid when gentlemen shall have lived longer Aud experienced More they wiil Sec this fire diction verified they will then if not now Admire the views and policy of such other gentlemen As have with them and upon this occasion stood up boldly and so eloquently to them who have admonished them Anil in or tuned them to rally in defence of our pro purity a and save our state and our system of internal in prove Tetil. Our Board of internal improvement have also told the friends of this Bill they would destroy the whole system if they persisted to Success that Board sir have far better opportunities than we to know the state of the Motiey Market. Chosen for their intelligence honesty Industry and abilities to discharge their official duties and we Are told that they have made no formal report of these things i answer it was not their duty to dose but it is Owr duty As faithful representatives of the people to Avail our selves of ail the Light which can to had on these sub j ills and whether that Light is obtained in one Way or another we should be bound by it. As representatives of the people let us take such a course As wiil perpetuate our Prosperity now so enviable and trans Mil Richer Blessing to our posterity that when in revolving years our lives shill be examined and our biographies told we May be looked to As it examples for statesmen. But or. Speaker the clock admonishes me that i must yield the floor fur a Inot Iun to adjourn fair dinner it is now twelve o clock and i conclude by saying Atn sorry to have Trumbl d the Blouse thus Long and especially am i impressed with that feeling when 1 Survey my present auditory Aud see so Many Sage politicians who have already been so masterly and Elo que tit in the discussion of this three Days debate. To those Abler hands i com unit the Lurt Lier discussion of this Molion and i shall vote for it. In the afternoon the gentleman from Cass or. Fitch having made some remarks in reply to the gentleman from St. Joseph or. Baird or. Baird Rose and said or. Speaker i am sorry again to trouble the House but sir the Genll Etnan fro i cuss or. Filch has seen fit to make All his speech at Ine. Sir 1 made no allusion to that gentleman in my remarks he did Nott occupy the smallest part in my thoughts 1 had Moro important matter to recollect. The gentleman tells us about the Michigan Road. Sir 1 am As much a Friend of Tho Michigan Road As he or any other Geu Denuci but sir i told him the first time i Ever saw him which was in this town since the legislature convened and at a secret meeting gotten up by Hii self it consult upon Northern interests i say 1 Ihei Lold him a Bill Mak ing an api rope Pelion to the Michigan Road should be kept separate and apart from other works fur the slate had recognized it As a Greal thoroughfare As sprig from one Xlremity of the Stato to the other Aud connecting two of the most important Points the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. And i know sir there Are Many to members on this Luor who will go for an appropriation on shia Road Bui will Jot conned it with any other , i Wam this Road mule a Good Une i want our canal in he North finished and in vant to Jour Vistula rail Road but the latter Noi upon the terms proposed in this Bill. Sir i cannot ii peer in a quench to compete with Yai listing huh cd Inch dual Pui whig significant in at or. Fitch no sir his Are Powers scarcely human eloquence is Well calculated to eclipse every thing within this Liall his Powers if argue Lalion Are unequalled. Would to god i was As distinguished Asti or As he Cen himself to to. 1 then fear no evil no not even the Michigan Road itself. But sir i leave it for gentlemen to say. Whether the Gen Tledni in from Cass or. Fitch has used a Courtesy which gentleman should on this occasion. I will not use the language of that gentleman and say 1 must be heard�?1 Willie heard. No sir. I use no such languid be a All i would say is when my Are involved i would like to he. Heard. Men if the brilliancy of parts of �7i�it Genil Jan Are entitled to higher claims than myself and entitled to use different Powers of speech. He sir will soon be a ble by his talents More than human to Dii Iuse inextinguishable rays of Liht throughout this Hall and by oratory unequalled ride Over All opposition a truly he is a i eat Man. It Litot a had this debate been confined to the merits of the Bill under discussion i would not have troubled the House with any remarks. I Rise now not to defend the features of the Bill but repel charges which have been made against the committee who reported it. J hey have been denounced what reckless Purl Iners of the Public Money who scatter it with a single Eye to self upon works of no Public Tii Lily. This charge Musl recoil upon the leads of those who made it. It is in i Isth groundless. The very gentle Nan who made that con Milteer made promo Piliotis to Iheme urged them to embrace Many of the very works in Bill which they now consider so odious so repugnant to the True policy of the they requested the committee to embody in the b la their works their favorite , pledging themselves then to vote for and support it. Bui now wb. it comes up they denounce it they denounce the works which themselves originated they denounce the committee for sufi ring works to find a place in their Bill and Stigmatise them As being governed by sinister motives in framing it. In the wide Lali Tuc vol Rich this debate has taken efforts have been made to involve local interests excite local jealousies by appeals to Tho North the whole math in contradistinction to the South. 1, sir am from the North. My favorite project is the improvement of the Michigan Road a a Road of Paramount importance to the i Zionc North and i cannot like the Gen tie Ian from this same just taken his seat Vole fir the indefinite postponement of a Bill embrace Iii As one of its features an appropriation for that Road even if other works Are attached to it. I cannot consent to legislate upon that selfish principle which says Iive All to the North the South shall have nothing. For the present sir i am done. Al some other Jeriod during this debate i May Lake occasion to examine the positions assumed by that party which ring the cry of a panic panic ruin bankruptcy which has echoed through this Hall for the last two Days. with diffidence thai i take any Furich a part in this , but duty to myself and duly to my constituents compels me to ask the indulgence of the House while i express As briefly As possible the sentiments which will govern my vote on this the remarks which i fell from my Friend from St. Joseph Render it even More imperative upon me to speak in defence of that vote. He says the North is satisfied with the Iii Ernal improvement system of last year that be As the representative of the North is satisfied with it that How a Vole for the indefinite postponement of the Hill now under discussion fearing that it will jeopardize that system that his constituents Are economical and will justify such vote for they do not wish to have the system of la it year increased lest it should increase their True the Michigan Road and Greal rail Road run Tii rough that gentleman Quot s county seat for both of which this Bill makes appropriations. Still he shall oppose it he will in fact retard the Progress of his own county that other portions of Iho state equally benefited by this Bill May be equally retarded. Now when the gentleman thus Galui loudly asserts the satisfaction of the whole North and pledges thai North for the indefinite postponement of this Bill 1 Ivor Leavo to remind him that i am from the North and equally with others from the same country Noi disposed to thus unceremoniously have sentiments attributed to me which i do not entertain and which mus be prejudicial to the Best interests of that fair portion of Indiana. I Well know thai whal Ever May be the opinions of that gentleman s constituents mine Are far from being satisfied with that sys tem. Then Lei him nut answer for the whole North but that portion Only which he represents that portion which according to or. Granger s doctrine belongs to Michigan. Tho friends of a prudent and economical Extension of the system cannot be otherwise than much indebted to the gentleman fur this expression of , upon the part of himself for thus magnanimously declining to receive any benefits to to derived from such Extension. The a Michigan Road ses in Roob that Gen a gentleman s county increasing the distance front yellow River to the great Lake of the North by that Road abut 30 Miles. The most logical conclusion from his argument is that acting As himself and his con Stitten Tsado upon a strict principle of Economy they Are perfectly willing Aye wish hat distance to be lessened a that Elbow a Direh runs through their county to to Cut off. For surely to an economical people who Are satisfied with the present system and Oppi sed to<7n/xiension, for fear of endangering the whole shortening the distance to be improved in Iris Miles upon a Road upon which it is a repented to appropriate so much Money is an object of great of Paramount importance. As a Friend of the system of internal improvements in general and that Road in particular i am devoutly anxious to improve it to the Best advantage at the least possible i return my sincere thanks to the gentlemen for Ihus poin litigant this manner of very Rale itally lessening the Oik while it increases the other. The Bill before the House pleases me not As a whole hut it in Volvo a principle aside from the amount of the appropriations and importance of the contemplated by it for which every True Friend of internal should struggle manfully Cven of aware that he was struggling against Bill of inst session carries upon its front an inconsistency a con Radic lion in terms professing to to a org what be in f i tits provisions Are Par tul and local. Yet Many of Lis friends aver it to be immaculate perfect. I claim to be among its fast friends but Jaimot Accord it sweeping Praise for this is applying to the last legislature the monarchical doctrine of european a sovereigns hey Quot can do no wrong Quot heir Acta Are holy and forbidden ground to trespass upon which by Iho addition Tvr Sustr Aliou to or from n purpose is treason against the state. Quot give unto Siefar the thing that Are Caesars Quot a give to the honorable and talented body which occupied this ill la last year that credit to which their indefatigable labor an l Many acts of real Utility so amply in Titi hem and std they were nothing More than men. As such they could err in judgment. Shall it say they did ? the Utility the importance and absolute necessity of Many of the works embraced in this Bill Are not and cannot be disputed. It is the principle the expediency of at this time further a tending he system which is the most gentlemen Whoso Valia Nuy assail this Bill acknowledge themselves tiie friends of the Mammoth Aye even its god fathers. Will they confess their favorite battling was so huge even at its birth As to excite their alarm if not they involve themselves in an Absurdity. If the state was Able to commence a system involving ten millions last year when she had not received and had no reasonable expectation of receiving a Hare of the surplus Revo nue which to the amount of a million and a half is now patiently awaiting an acknowledgement of Wil Iii Frncis upon our part to receive it if repeat she was then Able to commence such a system she is now indubitably Noble to extend that system in a ratio commensurate with this unexpected increase of wealth and consequent credit this god Send As it has been emphatically called. But if the advocates of he perfectibility of hat system those who exp Quot press a fixed determination to make its benefits exp elusive will confess their favorite system this Mammoth battling is too Large Many very Many perhaps to majority upon this floor will in consideration of their fears kindly lend the raid in lopping of there and there an extraneous limb by which its size and Cost will be materially diminished while the Beauty fits proportions is increased. By this operation the reduction in the contemplated Cost of last year s system will fully equal two thirds of the additions now asked. Then let the gentleman adopt one of the Only two honorable alternatives make the humiliating confession that their beloved scheme of Las year is disproportion de monstrous overgrown Quot cry to the Rescue Quot Call in assistance to Cut off and Razee it to its proper size or if entertaining the same honest conviction with myself that it is not too Large not Large enough though perhaps not proportioned with an exact Eye to Justice and Economy let them extend Ilmet Justice to others which the reception of our portion of the surplus Revenue enables them with strict propriety to do. Let them bestow upon other paits of the state the same benefits for which themselves were so clamorous last Winter. The fear so often expressed within this Hall and without it that the slate is not at this time Able to further extend her internal improvement system and the cry of Quot panic Quot which has so Long and loud Quot been rung in our ears evinces More of unnecessary eau lion than sound reasoning a it is declamation assertion without proof it is a feminine fear unsupported by argument l y reason or by common sense. I Appeal to All the friends of internal improvements the acknowledge the principle contained in this Bill. It is the principle and not the Bill for which we should contend the principle of further extending the system to equalize it and Render it not what Many Here wish it to be a system of favouritism but what it professes to be a gelt Keal system of internal ii Prore men. In the course of the debate frequent allusions were made to an Anonymous pamphlet written on the subject of internal improvement and giving to bet author the credit of originating the project in Indiana. Or. Pepper commenced his remarks by disputing that position he said that he was not certain but that governor Cass general Tipton and governor Ray were entitled to Tho credit that As Early As 182g, at the line of the treaty with the Miami indians the subject was frequently mentioned by them. He remarked that he did not know that that question was material to the Issue before the House that us the King of poets had said Quot if every Man Hod his deserts but few would go a whip that he was certain that governor Ray if not in his official messages had at least treated very largely on this suit decl in a message delivered to the Indianapolis legislature in the Winter of 1834�?and Laid out almost precisely the same works that were embraced in the Bill passed by the legislature at the subsequent Winter. Or. Pepper Hen came to the question and said if the opposes of the present Bill believed that Tho former Bill should not be touched then vote for indefinite but if they did not believe the old Bill perfect then he hoped the Bill would not be postponed Sulci a course would be in courteous that we had heard Many Able men on the subject but instead of entertaining us with sound logic and Correct reasoning they had Stul tidied the House with the merest sophistry. That it had been argued by the opposes of this Bill that our present Prosperity was much owing to the system already adopted and yet an Extension of that system would not increase the Prosperity Tif the state in the same proportion. That he would answer the opponents by their own Ai Giamenis. That perhaps too Many towns on the Ohio liver were named yet that was not sufi Kiel will him to vote for the indefinite postpone meal of the Bill. Or. Pepper then reverted to the Early history of his slate to the Lime when Knox Clark and Dearborn were the Only counties organi so tuft subsequently out of these other counties had beef formed which like ungrateful daughters had bus a Ken their mothers in their old age and left them in penury and want although themselves Well Prover ded for. Or. Pepper spent some time rather Happ Ray in this allegorical style and concluded by Hep log that Iho accusation of Quot buying votes Quot would not be repeated. Or. Rockhill said that two years ago when the subject of internal improvement was agitated in fore the legislature it was thought necessary to have surveys made before embarking in a Gen fat by amp tem of Public works that Thero were perhaps at that session a majority of the members of both a our of in favor of engaging in such a project but it wee also thought inti sensible first to have surveys made on to proposed lines to ascertain their practicability and probably Cost that these surveys being made and costs ascertained the legislature could Hev Somo data on which to draft a Bill. These Survey were accordingly made and at the last session Oft general Assembly an act passed a or. Roukhill entirely approved of the course which the former Kiu took and Oouida see no reason Why if any were import video for or dissatisfied they did hot take the aant Courser to first ask for surveys and then come a end ask for appropriations. The a isl Tufe does Nel know if they should pass this Bill that any of 4mi works com be completed they do not Knopf Thel Thoy woul i%i9 practicable. Tha it was impossibly to satisfy All by any system of ii to their favo lilo scheme of one Dollar Abr however just a Ever so general. Heb moved to Otth w
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