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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - March 25, 1837, Indianapolis, Indiana Vol. , saturday March 25, 1837. No. 772. Published by Douglass amp Noel. 60 per annul in Advance for 52 numbers�?$3 of at 6 months of 6c> at the end of the volume. No paper will be discontinued sinless at the option of the publishers until arrearage Are paid. Price for lines or less three insertions,00 for each additional insertion . Longer advertisements charged in proportion ii. A Liberal discount made to Thoie who advertise by the year chancery is notices and petitions for divorce will be inserted the requisite number of tiniest for $2 00 and to insure their publication the mini accompany the notices. Complain its of insolvency $3 00. All orders for advertising from a distance must be accompanied by the Money or they will not receive attention. The postage must be paid on All letters to the pub Lishers or they will not be taken out of the Post office. To All whom it Zitay concern. A glue subscribers will leave Here in a few Days to Al be absent during the summer. Having called a gain and again on their customers Felthes personally or through the Public papers without being Able to of in payment they Are under the necessity of leaving lir notes and accounts in the hands of Esq. Wea where they will be collected according to Law. A nose therefore who Avail themselves of this notice immediately May save Cost. Depew amp Foster. Indianapolis March 1-&Quot?, 1837._ the following exquisite effusion from Tki pen of Lindley Murray places the grammarian before the orld Ina Pew Point of View. It Fornis the first article of the october it Riiber of the Quot Ediith Erh literary messenger Quot Joist received from which we expect Greult gratification and of which we shall speak More at Large when we shall have enjoyed a perusal of its contents. A flow the Southern literary messenger. To my wife. By Linley Murray. When on thy bosom i recline in Raptor d still to Call thee mine to Call thee mine for life i glory in the sacred ties which modern wits and fools despise off husband and of wife. One Mutual flame inspires our Bliss the tender look the melting kiss. Even years have not destroyed some Sweet sensation Ever new. Springs up and proves the Iii Axim True. That love can Neer be cloy d. Three per cent. Fund. Treasurer s office Indianapolis March to 1837. Notice is hereby Given that there has been received at this office and now ready for disbursement the sum of $73 14, the balance due the several coun Iiene of the $2,000 appropriation of 1836. There has also been received the sum of $2,000 appropriated to the unorganized counties by the act of last session to Snake them equal to those counties to which $2,000 had been appropriated the previous year. March 1837 771 n. B. Palmer agent 3 per cent. Fund. Notice. Otice is hereby Given that an election will to held on the first monday in april next Between the hours prescribed by Law for the election of five trustees for the town of Indianapolis one from each Ward at the following places 1st Ward at Lytle s tavern James Lii Trieman in Spertor. 2d Ward at the court House a a. inspector. 3d Wardi Browns we. Linginfelter inspector. 4th Ward at the distributing office of the it Idiana journal Douglass Maguire inspector. 5th Ward at the office of the treasurer of state n. B. Palmer inspector. By order of the Board. Joshua Soule jr., clerk. March 18, 1837. 771 six per cent. Saved the Utility of savings funds institutions has Long been tested. By furnishing a Safe and advantageous investment for the profits of labor they have Given a stimulus to Industry and Envoi imaged the developed ment of Means for the preservation of a Ipi Rii of Independence. The Indianapolis insurance company being by its charter an office of Deposit is now ready to receive and will pay on All sums deposited for 4 months and upwards six per cent per annul. By order of the Board. Nicholas m Carty pres t. Thomas d. Gregg be y. Office Indianapolis ins. Com. March ii.�?70 groceries it Sec. Of nhe undersigned respectfully informs the Public Al that he keeps on hand a lbs e a a torment of groceries Domestic and imported to liquors tobacco cigars boots shoes and brogans a full assortment of China Ware tinware &c., All of which he offers at the lowest prices and on most reasonable terms. C. Martens Washington Street nearly opposite the Bank. Indianapolis March 11._70-4t Procini mation. Whereas by the provisions of an act of the general Assembly of the state of Indiana entitled Quot an act to incorporate the Indiana Mutual fire insurance company Quot it is provided that said company shall not Issue any policies of insurance until proclamation in made by the governor that applications have been made for insurance in said company on fifty thousand dollars. Therefore i Noah Noble governor of the state of Indiana do hereby make proclamation that by a notice signed by the president of said company it is duly certified that applications have been made for insurance in said company exceeding one Hundred and Twenty five thousand dollars therefore know be that said company by the provisions of their charter Are now authorized to Issue policies of insurance. In testimony whereof i have Hereunto subscribed Triy Frame at Indianapolis the 14th March 1837. N. Noble. By the governor we. J. Brow i Sec. State. March 18, 771 to carpenters and painters sealed proposals will be received at the office of the treasurer of state until 2 o clock p. M. Of saturday the 8th Day of april next for shelving and finishing the Library rooms in the state Capitol. The workmanship Wilt b a req Ira a to be of the first a a Der the Wood material must be of the first a a to Lity of Well seasoned Poplar and to be painted. A plan and design of the wove with particulars As to paint Itig and finishing May be seen at the office of Secretary of state. The Job to be completed by 1st of july next. The work must to prep ired ready for putting up at a ome place other Shari the state House As none of the work except putting up will be permitted in or about that building. Proposals will also be received during the same period for painting with two Good heavy Coats of White Lead and Oil. Neatly and faithfully put on the out Side and Cap of the Fence enclosing the state House Square. Tho pay in either Case will be withheld unless the work be faithfully done according to agreement. The materials All to be furnished at the expense of the undertakers. The painting of the Feti co in be completed by the 10th of May next. N. B. Palmer treasurer of st ate. Indianapolis March 15, 1837. 771_ Quot administrator s notice i Otice is hereby Given that the undersigned has i. Taken out letters of administration on the estate of John Doty late of Hamilton county deceased therefore All persons having claims against said estate will present them properly authentic ated for Settle tent and those indebted to said estate will if Rake payment without delay. The estate is supposed to b Esol a ent. James Jones adm r. March 13, 1837. P77l _ taken up by left arson Farr living in Kay town ship Morgan county Indiana on the 18th Day of feb. I037y an stray dark Bay Mare with a Small Star in her forehead a of t 15 hands High four years old next Spring no other Marks or brands perceivable. Appraised to thirty dollars by Martin go Jon and John Miller. I certify the above to be a True copy front my a stray ook. Scott w. Young j. P. Feb. 26, j 837. Spring foods. Carlisle White amp co., wholesale merchants no. 17 Pearl Street a re daily receiving additions to their Spring Stock dry goods boots and shoes which be off selected with much care by one of the concern7localed in new York with extensive acquaintance and Long experience in business in that Ci-5v. They flatter themselves they will to Able to a Ell to their customers at As Low Price As they can procure them in any of the Eastern cities adding transportation Quot Quot count merchants and those de Risoui to Purchase their Spring supplies at fair prices will find it to their interests to give them a fall. March 4. 69-5t. Still there remained a natural Agency about the method of transportation. Men drawn by horses and horses were fashioned after nature s fashion were Noble Creati Ibsh had temper senses affections qualities Good and bad were not manufactured. The Coachman too was often a character your fellow passengers were frequently characters you heard profound sayings queer remarks strange speculations by the Way and there was a positive pleasure in careering along on a Fine morning at the rate of twelve Miles an hour with a Lovely country expanding and diversifying its beauties As you bowled along but the Pace was found too slow. On the other element boats propelled by Breeze or oar were superseded. Steam vessels were placed on Lake and River and the winds of heaven voted super derogatory. These things have violated and disturbed All the still and quiet Waters of the Lind and there is no end to the profanation f time is n one of which they Are Likely ultimately to becom a the and in Ray Quot exactly Quot echoes no Riiber two. Quot that is better Quot observed the thin timorous Young Man. Quot but it Iii the thing though Quot cries the Little fellow Quot tile directors shall hear of this now gentlemen with the a atches be very particular this time As i shall probably sunni of you As witness of the delay we have been Quot i am sure i shall catch cold Quot says the it to sing old Milestone admirers Quot i am a Zilite certain of it a i feel convinced Iri Riby own mind i so i Quot Quot Well come Quot says Stopwatch number one at the end of the journey Quot sixty Miles in in hour and twelve minutes is not so Quot is it not Quot says the Little feverish Mani Quot it s full four minutes past the time advertised. I la Appeal to the directors i won t be imposed upon i won t submit to such unnecessary detention on tie Road i can Tell them time is Money sir individual in it who would have a comfortable vehicle drawn by tortoises Over a close Cut smooth rolled velvet Lawn in which vehicle he would recline eat peaches and read pastoral poetry. Have la wish a tis All for thee. Hast thou a wish a tis All for soft our moments move. That Angels look with ardent gaze Quot Well pleas d to see our Happy Days. And bid us live and love. If cares arise and cares will come thy bosom is my softest Home i la Lull me there to rest and is there ought disturbs my fair i la bid her sigh out every care. And lose it in my breast. Have i a wish a tis All her own All hers and mine Are Roll d in one our hearts Are so ent Wiriz a. That like the Ivy round the tree. Bound up in closest Amity tis death to be disjointed. From the new York Mirror. Past and present Mode of moving about. By a cosm polite. A be Good Humours what shall pack horses and hollow pamper d Jades of Asia which cannot go but thirty m Lles a Day compare with engines and with locomotives and rail roads smooth also nay rather curse them it Ith King cereus and let the Welkin Roar Quot Shakespeare a Modernised. Ill natural agencies appear Fulst upon the decline. Man like the Coral insect is already a contemptible Little animal in comparison with his own Ai works. He is no longer the most important creature in creation. This is exemplified in Niay cases but is most strikingly made or Manifest in his present fashion of going Over the should he wish to take a journey now How Dif Ferrit is his manner of proceeding from what Una his want in by gone times. No longer at break of Day does he Saddle his trusty Steed and with the fresh Breeze of morning on his brow and the minstrelsy of the Field and Woods in his ear wend cheerily his Way Over Hill and Dale and Moor and Mountain past town and Village and Church and Tower a nature s familiar and companion of the elements until at evening s close he paused upon some gentle Eminence to Welcome the mild night wind or Gladden his Eye with the sight of Meadow and Forest and Rivulet and Hamlet sleeping in Calm repose and steeped in the soft and solemn radiance of the sinking Sun. No longer does he sit with slackened rein until Tran a utilized in mind and purified in spirit by Sweet influences he turned away and slowly sought the Village inn and there dismounting consigned the faithful companion of his Day s travel to the rustic Hostler no longer does he encounter on entering the Hearty Welcome of mine Host or the loquacious commendations and pleasant officious Ness of my Landlady or the simper and sly ask ant glance of my Landlady s daughter the pretty Cherry cheeked barmaid no longer the while his bed and supper Are preparing does he Chat and take his ale m Ith the Small Farmer of the District the Village barter the schoolmaster and the Parish clerk the Host and hostess mingling in the conversation in the old pleasant and primitive lil Ariner As often As their avocations would allow no longer does he encounter fresh pictures of life and Meei with Odd Humours in by places and note How the world goes on apart from towns and Turnpike roads and no longer does he retire to his Pillow with the agreeable Assurance that he la in a rest there uncalled Fot and undisturbed by the fiend punctuality in Thresha be of Quot boots Quot or Quot chambermaid Quot until it be his pleasure to recommence his journey on the morning. This t i As the Way matters were managed before the world became so much improved but the picture belongs to Antiquity. I profess not to be enamoured of ancient inconveniences or Iraq movements Quot indeed i dislike sneering of All kinds accounting it an unpleasant outward manifestation of an unpleasant inward feeling a Token of a bitter and a gentle spirit but i do Good Nat redly protest against All our old Fame to list ways being utterly reprobate and a ont embed and against every new invention o t improvement being lauded and held up As Atn unalloyed advantage. It jars with old habits and feelings. There Are drawbacks a bout most of these of Waitters More especially con Necta a Irith travelling. 1, at least do not Suc Cumb to the existing Arian a for locomotives nor realize the please re of being whisked through 1 he air at the rate of sixty Miles per hour i do not feel a Levaita do a the scale of creation by it it adds not to my self consequence i am insensible to the glories of extreme rapidity. The fas wons of our ancestors we re a Ali peasant and natural. They enjoyed the Glades and sunny spots and silent streams and Hooks and Corners of the world a live upon turnpikes and rail roads. They had More poetry about them we have More steam stage coat Hub Ere Fth e first innovation of con sequence up of the old picturesque Quot Way of journeying Over the Earth and stage coaches taking them in All their bearings May be regarded As a fair improvement. They were to very speedy and so very cheap that they soon brought into disrepute the Sequestri amp of a a pedestrian modes of movement. A few might struggle against the change but the ii wives rated them and their neighbors laughed at their eccentricity and they Gladu airy yielded to the enticements of the Dent for ability. Instruments. It is talked of establishing a line of them to Egypt and Asia minor with a rail Road across the isthmus of Suez in a Little time we shall doubtless have pick Nick parties in Tyre and Sidon and there vill be Cockney conundrums propounded and solved in Jerusalem and Quot All around my hat Quot will awaken the sleeping echoes on the shores of the dead and red seas Good heavens what will this world come to it is getting most awfully vulgar Zed but steamboats like stage coaches a Ere found upon the whole too so rail roads were invented locomotive engines were the upshot of All which As the newspapers excl tingly assure us is the Quot annihilation of time and now i for one have a respect for time and space As being two things i have been used to All my life not see any necessity for their annihilation. It is no doubt a very wonderful thing to be dragged along by an uncouth bellowing monster at the rate of a mile a minute but like Many other wonderful things the pleasure to be derived therefrom is questionable. It is Well enough for lovers or merchants who Are always in a terrible hurry to make Good or bad bargains but to those who Are done with the impatience of cupid and have never Bent the knee to mammon who wish to eat their dinners without the risk of suffocation and take a deliberate Survey of the world As they go through it this system of dining three Hundred m Les from where you got your breakfast is altogether unproductive of Felicity. Boivie Malvolia sort of people to be sure if rho have an adn arable tii Lent of ministering to their self love and have a Knack of extracting food for it from every earthly occur Erite Lurrie themselves very much upon such a feat. It strikes them forcibly that they Are Clever Fellows and the humiliating consideration that the poodle dog at their feet has done exactly the same thing never seems to interfere with their self complacency. For Niy own part i rather feel my insignificance strongly impressed upon me at being hurried through the air Little faster than a Swallow can Fly by a tremendous unseen Power the Only manifestation of whose presence is Hiss Phil a Whiz two of the greatest pleasures of travelling formerly were the pleasant and tranquil enjoyment of the beauties of nature and the study and contemplation of the various spec in Eris of humanity with whom you were brought in Contact on the Road. It was said of sir Walter Scott that Sci never entered a stage coach without picking up an anecdote or a character and the life like beings with which his novels ate peopled Bear testimony to the fact. Now these locomotives will destroy All individuality of character or what is nearly the same thing will not allow Opportunity for the Observance of it. There is scarce time to draw your breath let alone to note the gradual unfolding of a peculiarity in your neighbor. When a Man enters a Railroad car he glances coldly and injuriously round at his very temporary companions As much As to say Quot Well no matter who or what you Are i shall very soon be Clear of Down he sits in owlish silence. A rumbling noise is heard Hiss Phil a Whiz a we Are off. Out come two Stop watches. Two faces Are Bent toward them with looks of solemn importance. First three Miles in three minutes seven seconds Quot says Stop watch number one. Quot that s bad very bad Quot squeaks a waspish feverish fidgety Little Man who is in As great a hurry to Quot get on Quot As if he were running away from his debts or had committed a forgery. Quot i make it three minutes eight seconds and a half Quot says Stop watch number two. That s worse that won t do at no rate Quot cries the feverish like Man looking very important and a Little injured. Quot perhaps she has not come to the top of her Speed yet Quot 6 serves a thin timorous youth she ought sir Slie ought Quot a a Thorit actively responds his littleness Quot such delays Are riot to be extenuate time is Money. It of Pray gentlemen be exact in taking your departure Rorri the next Milestone. I will give you the numbers one and to it i of become lost to All terrestrial concerns. Except the movement of their pointers. Quot now Quot Shoin to the Little m Indiere it is Quot a a where a where Quot exclaims a Pussy old gentleman who has lived seventy years in the world but still retains a laudable i it Rosity to see a mile atone. Quot where is it Quot a starting up in a state of anxious exc la in nth Quot where s the Milestone i stats the economist of time to Wrai Gie an or and a half with the directors a bout his irrecoverable lost four minutes. Want to see the Milestone Quot it is really curious and altogether unaccountable the tastes and wishes of some people. As Soori As the old Etleman s head becomes Eleva fed above the proper lef61, it of course gets entangled in a ii rent 9f air and away goes hat and wig. Quot bless me Quot says he. The Little feverish Man rub s his hand and shuffles in his beat i if he experienced a pleasurable sensation Quot bless me i be Roit my hat and wig can t Tobey Stop thie eng i Quot. Quot not possible lining time already Quot a but i Wanli Fly wig Quot says the denuded gentle Matt with if look and in a tone of voice which seems to say the universe had b Etter want the Stan Quot can t go on Fri thong my hat and wig. Stop i say Quot a not to be done two Miles my a half off by this time. Be coins peed sir. Jit is Ftp pos sle to keep the co i it time with Sti a disturbance. Now no ii Ivee minutes mfr seconds Quot says nun fief Tiei and this is Railroad travelling a at least it is a specimen of what my experience furnished me with and from the nature of things it must be All pretty much the same a and this incessant match against minutes and seconds is pleasant is it not As for the beauties of nature Why you maybe a ble to distinguish a Forest from a Meadow or a Mountain or Hay Pike that is possible or if you Are on the Alert catch a glimpse of a Lake seven Miles or so in length As you whisk by it but As Fot in fishing your Eye with a glimpse at the picturesque or attempting to rest on any tiny piece of loveliness Pooli nonsense if Burke had been Weir la a along half a dozen times at the Tail of a locomotive he would never thought of Fri Ting his Issay on the Quot Sublime and Beautiful. This system of travelling will utterly destroy the Little courtesies and civilities of life. You to ill not have time for the practice of them. You have not time to enter into conversation or form acquaintances or interchange Friendly offices you have nottie to Admire a pretty face you have not time even of hard deprivation for an englishman or an Arne rican to make an observation upon the matter. Solomon i considerately says Quot there is time for All if there had been rail rails in Jude i a Olom on would very soon have found out thai this assertion was by no Means Correct. And then the habits of awful rapidity engendered on the Road will without doubt gradually affect the Tiole tone and Structure of Here is where the evil will come into most fatal and extensive operation. An accelerated impulse will be Given to All things great arid Small it will no longer be Safe for an absent studious or con Teni Platine Man to venture into the streets and in Ball rooms scotch jigs arid Galo Pades will be your Only dances. History painting poetry Melody sentiment sonnets and All things born of laborious research or luxurious Leisure will Droop do Dira and Hiiva and be succeeded by libels us Poons quips epigrams witticisms caricatures and All other matters of speedy and ephemeral growth Agricula trial people will study the cultivation of mushroom is. All local attachments will be uprooted for when men once acquire a habit of scampering Over the Earth in All directions at the rate of six or seven Hundred Miles a Day it is to be supposed that they will soon cease to care about any particular spot and with the destruction of local attachments will be annihilated the germ and seed of a nationality. Nationality requires concentration now with the facility of travel people will becom e most remarkably cosm polite. Like Birds of passage they will soon learn to change countries for trivial temporary advantages and v7hen they can pass from Cape cod to Cape Horn in a week they will soon begin to calculate it he her Cape Horn or Cape cod offers the most advantages. But of All the Fulani cities that will be quickened into existence by this intemperate system of flying about the world that of the unlimited creation of books of travel will the most fearful. When men like Aby Zinnian Bruce and Mungo Parke had to Brave toil and Herit and want Ain d thirst and danger and death in search of some important object then a Book of travels was not an every Day occurrence. It was a Marvel and sought after. Now if a Man puts a change of Linen into his trunk and leaves Home for three weeks he must needs Tell the world All about it what Beds he slept in and what victuals he eat. The necessity of passports and the impositions of the continent it is True operate in some degree As a salutary Check to this evil but England and the United slates Are dreadfully exposed to each other. People on both sides neglecting the avocations to which they have been brought up take it into their Heads to run about each other s country with a Pencil and a note Book in Timeir hands setting Down All the commonplaces and absurdities that come in their Way from which at their Leisure they draw most profound and logical deductions and then some Fine morning present the Public with what it is their pleasure to term a Quot Book of even Paurs generally supposed to be the least afflicted with the Ca docthes scr Bendi of any of heaven s creatures have yielded to the influence of the times an american lieutenant has lately done England in six weeks and Ain English Lieutensi it a while ago did the United states in five. Of course the English an proved himself the smartest Futlow by a a even Days. Well this is tl�epv�?6n t Sfat of things. But wait a Little. New line s of steam boats Are building Railroad travelling Isyl to i la tie Bud wait till these fatal facilities Are perfected. I Heri Farewell to the Cool arid dispassionate views of society Tho deep Bose vat Loiis the Catnip and deliberate investigations the enlightened and philosophic Reile Lions the caution the Rahic the modest diffidence which characterize the five and six weeks books of t Ravel such an expenditure of time will then be looked upon As madness. The Laws and institutions of nations will be criticized Stopwatch in hand and their Dom is tip habits manners and customs written after a week s residence. We shall have Quot Railroad sketches Quot Quot locomotive Tours Quot Quot rapid reve lations Quot Quot flying glances of society Quot Quot twelve hours in England Quot Quot three Days in the United states Quot and Llis a will be a splash dash Hiss Phil a in Viz a vapor ,.would that the heavens had enabled me to follow the Bent of mine pwn hit mar i would not be whirled about with the rest of Rpy locomotive lovin g contemporaries. The world might Jyo of just As fast As it pleaded but twee would pfc one bachelors and widowers. The legislature of new Jersey with a View to moral and physical Good undoubtedly Laid a special tax upon bachelors and widowers whether for the special Benefit and encouragement of maids and widows we know not but the tax was deep died grievous by those upon whom it was levied and or William m Elroy or. Petitioned the legislature to abolish such an onerous Law. Whether or. M Elroy is a widower or a Bachelor we do not know. We suspect a Bachelor however As widowers generally know How to escape that kind of taxation. The memorial was referred to a Corwin Mitlee of bachelors and widowers wha a few Days since made the subjoined report. �?�7. S. Gazette. The committee to whom was referred the petition of we. M Elroy or. Beg leave respectfully to report the Law which lays an unequal tax stands As an anomaly in modern legislation. A harder task could scarcely be assigned thai to support it by any valid reasons. It continues in the mingled posture of frivolity and opprobrium to blemish the dignity of oter sys Teni arid the Only wonder is that it should not Long since have been rescinded without the formality of memorial or that the tribe of bachelors la Bor under Many imputations is unfortunately True Brit your committee Are yet to learn that grave legislation is to be made the implement for perpetuating popular prejudice. The raillery which might Grace a convivial Board becomes grotesque and incongruous when it of Trudes itself into the Sanctuary of Justice and it is a lamentable prostitution of the Power committed to us by the Good people of this land when we use so serious a function As that of taxation to be the Mere expression of common banter. But it is said that by making taxation Bear unequally upon the Bachelor Matrimony will be encouraged. Your committee will be the last to deny the excellence of this divine institution but your committee Here take a twofold basis for their posit Iori of attack. The provision is even Iri this respect needless and ineffectual and first it is needless. Whatever things May Call for government encouragement Matrimony is not among them. Witness the record which graces our daily journals and the festivities in which not a Levy of our number have not Long since participated if there is any prior icicle in political Economy which is undeniably illustrated by the present condition of the world it is that while the human race increases in a geometrical ratio the Means for their subsistence accumulate in a proportion Only arithmetical. In other words a Mouths multiply at a vastly More rapid rate than the materials wherewith to fill them. Hence the teeming pauperism of England Ireland and Germany. Among the labors of that eminent political economist and spinster miss Harriet Martineau not a few have been directed to this precise Point namely the enforcement of a moral Check upon human propagation. The physical Check is the limit of non subsistence famine pauperism misery starvation and while the economists of the old world Are pressing the moral Check and enjoining abstinence from temptation to human increase we Forsooth Are laying a counter Check upon the necks of the very patriots who Are with a self denial More than monastic More than Vestal giving the most palpable example of the moral Check. To say the sober truth it Matrimony is so far from craving legislative countenance that people marry abundantly too fast and cases might be mentioned in which More than one distressed person who groans under this burdensome tax has beheld scores of his juniors plunging into the Hymeria Ial Gulf before him. The land is overrun with married men who in the hardness of hearts seem totally to have forgotten the fact that they were All once bachelors. This tax is therefore Needles but in the second place it is ineffectual assuming the object i6 be the encouragement of marriage it fails to accomplish that is there within the knowledge of this honorable body a solitary inst Rice in a which any one has been urged out of the Slough of celibacy by the lash of this tax or what married representative is prepared to stand for i and avow that the two Dollar tax was the Silver Spur which stimulated Liim to take the irretrievable step. It is an unsound and dangerous principle in legislation to inflict indignity and penalty of such an amount As simply to distress without amending. Belter far would it be to authorize a commission of celibacy with Power to judge of the individual cases and to Settle the Issue of such As Are Are incurably single. When the principle of Republican government shall have been fully developed Leisla fion will take new ground on this very subject it is familiarly said in Generali that we be Giste too much it May As justly be said in particular that we Lux too much. Taxation is a simple Means to a simple end. It is the raising of moneys for the support of go merriment and the Protection and a Elfar of the people. But the system complained of makes it a Mere Rod a punitive ii frument brandished Over Ihfe Heads of a devoted class. The Iii Glt Man of this Commonwealth Are unwilling to rest under the standing imputation which Thiv system involves. If odious disc rim iria Tion is of be instituted Awong fellow citizens it is but air that those should pay most for conscience and the decay of the risible Muscles with demands for divorces with specification of the secrets of the married life such As filled All the single men of this House with confusion and dismay. Pray have these Difini Eultia a pro Ceeder from bachelors furthermore no subject has claimed our attention from which there Nap been such nervous shrinking a the consideration of our orphans court system although ably and learn edly prepared. The honorable House has scarcely ventured to entertain it Alt Lugii Mey admin that widows and Oral Paris Are suffering throughout the state for the want of a better system. Again therefore your committee would humbly ask Are these widows and orphans of bachelors one fifth of the time of the legislature is occupied in Cori sideling applications and passing Bills author izing the Sale of the real estate of some to deceased intestate in order to do Justice to his heirs Are Iii in or 1---u-i__t. A Side of the House do these difficulties Talce their Rise in consideration of such facts your committee May state it As a grave question whether an additional tak upon married men Rii ight not have 3. Salutary effect. In every cd Diry in All Ages the Gre Ai transactions both of War and peace Quot Haive depended very much upon that class whom we attempt to Tigri Oatise. Therefore it is that my lord Bacon in his essays says Quot certainly the Best works and of greatest Merit for tie Public have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men which both in affection and Means have married and endowed the Public Quot Quot unmarried men Are Best friends Best mailers Best servants"�?2d Bacon s works Page 269. Leaving Little to be said of married men except perhaps that they a re tie Best husbands. J. The humanity of modern legislation should have so far prevailed As to save us from the Eno i mity of laying burdens on the it might be remembered in palliation of the Quot Mise. Man nor twin t nil nip Brit i lilt if glib a by Quot of meaner that All Are not guilty of celibacy malice pre Pense Quot that Many Are living in Ite use of the Means and it is purely a Iofi nement in cruelty to punish in any a the misfortunes of him who has been deprived by death of the partner of his sorrows and his Joys among All the sump uary provisions of the ancients or the Blue Laws of new England there is not one More absurd than that which disgraces our present system. And your committee would suggest a inquiry whether in this period of Iri Riovo Orr of riot dangerous to establish a precedent who makes taxation the Scourge by which the Freemer of this country Are to be regulated Fri their Sion Ial in if in the Prera uses there should be right that savors of levity your committee find their apology in the egregious frivolity of the Law and conclude in the sobriety of truth by declaring the belief that a provision so puerile and discreditable ought forthwith to be expunged. All of which is is respectfully submitted. We. C. Alexander chairman Joseph Linn it committee. My. Pm Flicker Peter Ladow the support of the government who give occasion to most of its cares. Now your committee a re willing to join Issue on this Point an d to have it inquired fro m which of the two classes do the greatest difficulties of the legislation proceed it is not necessary to go further than this honorable House and the Busi n Ess of this session. It is comm of Quot to adjourn upon Friday evening for Rea Soris Best known to those who Are in the secret it is equally co Snori Leo find the utmost difficulty i la forming a quorum on the succeeding monday. Who Are tie absent persons your com Quot Mittee would in All humility inquire. The Benedicts whose i Subri is have been made the pie of legislative raillery the widowers whose Grey hairs have been exposed to the sheer of the tax a there of the worst pfad encourages of Matrimony Kvut again your comm Lee have been vexed beyond All Powei of end Ivance to the injury of from the new York commercial advertiser. Secret new Orleans correspondent of the courier and enquirer is very no Uchs of a texan at heart and generally puts the bes face Pori his intelligence Forti the rising Republic but we have no reason to suppose that his statements Are intentionally variant from the truth and he certainly do gence in pick ing up items. If is to him that we Are indebted for the following anecdotes Quot the late appointment of brigadier Johnson a to the command of the army at la Baca in place of brigadier Felix Houston has giver Rise to Ai serious misunderstanding Between those two officers which terminated in a Duel. Both a a paired on the 5th inst., to the appointed spot witty their friends whose exertions to arrange Wiatte a be to Viveen them proving unavailing they fought Witk pistols and brigadier Johnson was wounded Tho not dangerously. President Houston and other Triem Bers of the Cabinet have highly blamed both parties for this breach of the Law on duelling passed by the late texan Congress. Quot a have Learned from Good a author in a that see or castilt.0, mexican charge d a Aires at Washington on hearing at Philadelphia wifi a re he usually resides of the arrival of Santa Ansta at Washington wrote to his excellency a Friendly but energetic letter expressing his Surprise at the ridiculous injudicious and unpatriotic course he was pursuing in entering into negotiations with the president of the United states or his government having for their object to a Arry into effect the treaty which he concluded with the ans while he Vas their prisoner teas to informed a a Nee Anna Twat fhe Mexico to Congress had declared null said treaty and that besides to la a nation at Large had condemned the whole of the proceedings Iri Texas. He also Rem Odd him that although nov at Faherty h a was not. Authorized to enter into any negotiation or treaty either with the texan agent or the american government and finally that As the represent a Tive of his country it was his duty to protest against any pro need Iris Quot of the kind if persisted in and to give an account of his excellency s can duct to his government. I am assured that Santa Anna Ori perusing the contents of the despatch exclaim e d a Castillo must be made Send him Back his letter a speaking to Almonte and write to him to come immediately to i must in Riew my acquaintance with him. Almonte acquitted him self of Hia masters Pider buts emr Castillo resolutely refused to prey it an order cd a Swift sailing Schooner to he freighted Here to carry despatches to his govern Meri giving pro Babiy an account of the proceedings of Giinta Anna it beware of have just been shown a counterfeit Twenty five sent piece., purporting to be a new emission which is one it f the of the Quot constitutional currency that we have Ever seen. It is dated being of the newest fashion of that use coins and to set of inward appearance is a perfect and will executed Quarter Dollar. By i a Ging it however the counterfeit is at once detected As it i s without the Clear tone of the genuine Nife Tal. Butas Peop a the would do Well to be on their guards lio Douce a Large Quantity of these spurious of Coirin by put4n Cit Clavion vl-,."iu., a r 111 for Lathi

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