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ment on this subject, ongit not to extend beyond the and will, unless counteracted, direct to that city much grant in the Constitution, which only authorizes Cons of the trade of the fertile and improving country through gress, “to coin money and regulate the value thereof;” which it passes. Fortunately, however, for this state, all else belongs to the States and the people, and must this counteraction may readily be effected; and all the be regulated by public opinion and the interests of expense, and enterprize, and labor of the citizens of trade,
New York, may readily be converted to the advantage In conclusion, the President must be permitted to re-of Pennsylvania. Several different plans have been mark, that he looks upon the pending question as of suggested for this purpose. One, which has been stre. higher consideration than the mere transfer of a sum of nuously urged by the citizens of Columbiana and Starke money from one Bank to another. Its decision may counties, Ohio, and by many of the citizens of this city, affect the character of our Government for ages to come. is the completion of a rail road from this city to Massilshould the Bank be suffered longer to use the public lon, and its extension in a line nearly due west, to the monies, in the accomplishment of its purposes, with Mad River Rail road, near upper Sandusky, passing the proofs of its faithlessness and corruption before our through, or near the county towns of Wooster, Manseyes, the patriotic among our citizens will despair of field, and Bucyrus. The distance from Massillon to the success in struggling against its power; and we shall be railroad would be about ninety miles, making the whole responsible for entailing it upon our country for ever. distance from Pittsburg, a little less than two hundred Viewing it as a question of transcendent importance, miles. Another plan, is to complete the most eligible both in the principles and consequences it involves, the connection with the Ohio canal, and then extend a rail President could not, in justice to the responsibility road from Cleaveland to Sandusky city, along the lake, which he owes to the country, refrain from pressing a distance of about fifty-seven miles by the present road. upon the Secretary of the Treasury his view of the A third plan is, to complete the best connection with considerations which impel to immediate action. Upon the Ohio canal, and to rely upon the advantage which nahim has been devolved by the Constitution and 'the ture gives us, in contending for the trade afloat on lake suffrages of the American people, the duty of superin. Erie, by its earlier opening at Cleaveland in the spring. tending the operations of the Executive departments and its long continued navigableness at that place in the of the Government, and seeing that the laws are faith- fall. The latter plan has the recommendation of being fully executed. In the performance of this high trust, the least expensive, and it can be the more safely it is his undoubted right to express to those whom the adopted because it is of itself
a most important improvelaws and his own choice have made his associates in the ment, and because, if it should prove insufficient to seadministration of the Government, his opinion of their cure the trade of the Mad River rail road, it would at duties under circumstances as they arise. It is this least secure that of the country through which the ca. right which he now exercises. Far be it from him to nal passes, and might afterwards be perfected by a rail expect or require, that any member of the Cabinet, road, either from Massillon, or Akron, or Cleaveland, if should, at his request, order or dictation, do any act deemed necessary. which he believes unlawful, or in his conscience
The New York editor takes great credit to his fellow condemns. From them, and from his fellow citizens citizens, for their enterprize and public spirit--they in general, he desires only that aid and support which well deserve it; and we trust their example will be fol. their reason approves, and their conscience sanctions. lowed by the citizens of the metropolis of Pennsylvania.
In the remarks he has made on this all important - Pills. Guzette. question, he trusts the Secretary of the Treasury will see only the frank and respectful declarations of the opinions which the President has formed on a measure
From the New York Spectator of Sept. 9. of great national interest, deeply affecting the character and usefulness of his administration; and not a spir. Owing to the fortunate position of our city by nature, it of dictation, which the President would be as careful and the aids she has received from art and industry, it to avoid, as ready to resist. Happy will he be, if the happens that almost every improvement that is made in facts now disclosed produce uniformity of opinion and the interior, whether in this or in the remoter states, unity of action among the members of the administra- redounds to the benefit of New York. All the canals tion:
and rail roads that are constructed, do, in effect, by The President again repeats that he begs his Cabinet their connection with existing means of communication, to consider the proposed measure as his own, in the facilitate the conveyance of goods from this city to their support of which he shall require no one of them to places of consumption, and of the produce of the counmake a sacrifice of opinion or principle. Its responsi- try in return. Hence it is, that the people of New York bility has been assumed, after the most mature deliber have a direct and palpable interest in giving encourage. ation and reflection, as necessary to preserve the morals ment to works of internal improvement, far beyond the of the people, the freedom of the press, and the purity local limits of our stale. of the elective franchise, without which all will unite in This subject has been brought more directly under saying that the blood and treasure expended by our our consideration in consequence of perceiving that efforefathers in the establishment of our happy system of forts are about being made to carry into effect a law of Government will have been yain and fruitless. Under the state of Ohio, which was passed in January, 1832. these convictions, he feels that a measure so important to incorporate " the Mad River and Lake Erie Rail to the American people,cannot be commenced too soon; Road Company." and he therefore names the first day of October next as a period proper for the change of the deposites, or the true character and object of the work, which is to
Its style does not disclose to the superficial reader sooner, provided the necessary arrangements with the unite the waters of Lake Erie with those of the Ohio State Banks can be made.
river. ANDREW JACKSON.
The route of this road, as we learn from a western
correspondent, will be nearly parallel with the great Ohio MAD RIVER AND LAKE ERIE RAIL ROAD.
canal, seventy or eighty miles west of it, and passes
through a section of country unsurpassed for the richWe select to-day, from the New York Spectator, a ness and fertility of its soil, by any other in the union. very full account of this great and important contem- The beauty of the country may be managed by those plated improvement, and of the country through which acquainted with western scenery; but to such as are it passes.' This Rail road is a work well worthy the en- unacquainted with the capacity and inexhaustible fer: terprize and public spirit of the citizens of New York; 'tility of our southwestern states, their noble rivers and
1833.) ROBERT ORR.
207 streams, fitted for navigation and hydraulic purposes, York in works of internal improvement. We,as a state, its boundless prairies and plains, and its majestic fo- have much-we have taken a lead in canals and roads rests, an attempt at description would be labour lost. that places us in bold relief amongst our sister states; The distance from Sandusky to Dayton, by the course but we have not done enough, if we now suffer the adof the road, as laid down in the preliminary survey, vantage gained to pass away. which has been completed by the corps of the United States' Engineers detached for the purpose, under the direction of Col. Stansbury, is 153 miles. From Dayton
From the Kittanning Gazette. it connects with the Ohio river, at Cincinnati, by means | ANOTHER REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT GONE. of the Miami canal, sixty-five miles. The principal places on the route of the road are Tiffin, Bellefontaine,
Died, at his residence in this borough on Wednesday Urbana, Springfield, and Fairfield. The four first men the 4th instant, in the 89th year of his age, the venerationed places are seats of justice, of the counties of Se.ble Robert Orr, one of the Associate Judges of this neca, Logan, Champaigne,and Clark,respectively. The county; Judge Orr was born in the county of Derry, route passes near to Upper Sandusky, in the Wyan- Ireland, and emigrated to the United States in the year dot Reserve, the head quarters of the Wyandot Indians. 1766, and from that time until the year 1773, resided Tiffin is on the Sandusky river, thirty-five miles south east of the mountains; in which year he married a young west of Sandusky city, (as Sanduský on Lake Erie is lady by the name of Culbertson, of respectable family, called, to distinguish it from Lower Sandusky, Upper in the (then) county of Cumberland, (now) Mifflin. In Sandusky, Little Sandusky, and several other
places in the same year, he settled with his wife at Hannahstown, the state, bearing the same soft cognomen,)—thirty-in Westmoreland county. Immediately on the Declanine miles south of Tiffin, the route crosses the Scioto ration of Independence, Mr. Orr took a very active part river, which is liere quite a small stream, and from in favor of his adopted country, and as the frontier was thence to Bellefontaine is twenty-three miles. Urbana at that time unprotected from the excursions, depredais eighteen miles south of Bellefontaine. Between the tions, and cruelties of the savages by any regular force, two last mentioned places, the route crosses the Mad he was always found foremost in volunteering his serRiver, along the fertile valley of which it runs for most vices, and in encouraging others to do so. of the distance to Dayton. Springfield is fourteen miles
In the summer of 1781, Gen. Clarke, of Virginia, south of Urbana, and is distant forty.tbree miles from having determined to make an excursion against the Columbus. This is a delightful and Aourishing town, hostile Indians, down the Ohio river, requested Archicontaining about 1,500 inhabitants, enjoying the ad. bald Laughrey to raise in Westmoreland county, 100 vantage of considerable water power, derived from volunteers, and on communicating this request to Mr. Buck creek, on which are situated several mills; and Orr, he immediately raised a company of volunteers, receiving, at its eastern entrance, the great national principally at his own expense, furnishing to those who road, which passes through the centre of the states of were unable to do so, out of his own funds all the neOhio, Indiana, and Illinois. The route of the road then cessaries for the intended expedition. Early in July in continues from this point fourteen miles to Fairfield, the same year, Captain Orr marched his company to which is situated nine miles north of Dayton, the point Carnahan's block house, where three other companies of its proposed termination.
associated together, to wit: Capt. Campbell's cavalry, A meeting of the commissioners was held, as we Capt. Stokeley's and Capt. Shannon's, of riflemen, and learn, at Springfield, Ohio, on the 31st ult. H. G. Capt. Orr's, all under the command of Col. Laugbrey, Phillips, Esq., of Dayton, President of the Board, Ge- with a view of joining Gen. Clarke at Wheeling, who neral Vance, of Urbana, and Judge Mills, of Connecti- instructed Col. Laughrey that he would wait his arrival cut, were appointed representatives of the company, to there. On arriving at Wheeling, Col. Laughrey found open the subscription books in the state of New York. that Gen. Clarke had proceeded down the river, without These gentlemen will probably visit this state in the ap- leaving at the station any means of subsistence for the proaching month. There was a disposition manifested, men, or forage for the horses. Col. Laughrey's regias we are informed, at the meeting of the commission- ment, however, proceeded on, with a view of overta king ers, by the friends of the project, to take additional the main body under Gen. Clarke, until they came near stock, sufficient to enable them to organize by the the mouth of the Big Miami, where they were attacked by choice of President and Directors. This was overruled, a body of Indians, three to one in number under the believing it just that foreign subscribers should partici. command of the celebrated Capt. Brandt, on the 24th Au. pate in the choice. New York, Albany, and Buffalo, gust, 1780. Early in the engagement Capt. Orr received were the points designated where it was thought the a shot which broke his left arm. of the whole detachbooks should be opened, of which it is expected due ment not one escaped; the wounded who were unable notice will be given.
to travel, were all tomahawked on the ground; the reWe have been thus particular in stating places and maining few (among whom was Captain Orr) were distances, that no misapprehension may arise in the brutally dragged through the wilderness to Lower Sanminds of our readers. It will be perceived that the dusky, regardless of their wounds and sufferings, where distance from Lake Erie to Cincinnati is reduced by he was kept for several months; and the Indians finding this course to 213 miles. By the way of the canal, which that they could not effect a cure, took him to Detroit, unites with the Lake at Cleaveland, the distance to Cin- where he remained in the Hospital until the ensuing cinnati is 412 miles.
spring, when he was transferred to Montreal, and was Hence it will be seen that this improvement is of exchanged early in the spring of 1783; when the few great importance to the commercial interests of our that remained of Col. Laughrey's regiment returned to city; and the capitalists who have embarked in the their homes. On the 13th July, 1782, (during the im. Schenectady and 'Utica Rail Road, cannot fail to discern prisonment of the deceased,) Hannahstown was attack. the expediency of giving it encouragement and sup-ed and burnt down by the Indians, and Captain Orr's port.
house and all his property destroyed. On his return to A struggle is going on for the advantage of the trade Westmoreland county, in the summer of 1783, Captain of the Valley of the Mississippi, and the country lying Orr raised another company for the defence of the fronintermediate between the father of rivers and the coun- tier, to serve two months; marched them to the mouth try of the Lakes, including the rich vallies stretching of Bull creek, N. W. of the Allegheny river; built a up the navigable streams that in every direction are block bouse there, and served out the necessary tour. sprinkled over the fairest portion of the habitable globe. In the fall of the same year, 1783, he was elected Maryland and Pennsylvania are trying to redeem their sheriff of Westmoreland county. lost ground, and to place themselves along side of New In 1805, when Armstrong county was organized for
judicial purposes, Capt. Orr was appointed one of the the township of the Northern Liberties—price $475. Associate Judges of the county, which situation he con- The whole amount of real estate, sales by Mr. Woltinued to fill with honor to himself, and satisfaction to bert, on the above evening, was about $75,000.-Phil
. the community, until his death. Of the deceased it Gazette. may be said that, as a soldier he was brave and fearless -as a military officer, he was vigilant and kind-as a
Eels.-Twenty-five hundred eels were caught in the prisoner, submissive and patient--as an executive offi. cer, he executed judgment in mercy-as a judicial offi- Wintermoot wear, on Sunday night last, and secured cer, he honestly and faithfully discharged his duty-as and John, whose shares amounted to one thousand of
by Capt. Jeremiah Blanchard, and his sons, Jeremiah a husband he was kind and affectionate-as a father, he the number
. This is said to be the greatest haul caught was all that a father could be to a child—as a Christian, since the march of Gen. Sullivan's army through this he was not only by profession, but by practice, that valley, near the close of the Revolutionary war, more which
should exalt the Christian, and set at nought the than half a century ago; at which time the weary sol. mocker. As a man, he was kind, benevolent, and cha; diers had a fine feasting on this delicious "genus of ritable, and if even possible to exemplify the command of our Saviour, that "We do as we should be done by," creeping fish.”—Wyoming Herald. the subject of this obituary has fulfilled the command.
PHILADELPHIA, SEPT. 28, 1833.
We have inserted this week, the reasons of the Preat the Merchants' Coffee House. A large number of persons interested as owners or purchasers, attended sident of the United States assigned to the Cabinet to the sale, and the prices obtained were such as generally justify the removal of the deposits from the Bank of the gave satisfaction to all parties. The following are the United States. This paper, and the removal of Mr. prices given for the properties.
The three story houses Nos. 175 and 177, Chesnut Duane from the Treasury, have excited a strong senstreet; opposite the State House, 25 feet 7 inches front sation in this city. by 178 deep, to a court, subject to a ground rent of $900 on the whole lot, sold for $11,450,-equal in
Several articles will be found in the present number in fact, the ground rent considered, to $26,450.
Three two story brick houses and lot, in Lancaster reference to the navigation of the Susquehanna by steamstreet, Southwark, each 12 feet front by 15 deep the boats. This, by many, is deemed practicable--and as the whole lot being 46 feet deep, subject to a ground rent object may well be considered of national importance, of 72 dollars, on the whole-price 320 dollars, for the an appeal is proposed to be made to Congress for three.
A double two story frame house and lot, 20 feet front assistance in prosecuting an enterprize so very intereston Hanover street, Kensington, by 70 feet deep, clear ing to our state, of all incumbrances-price 700 dollars.
The three story brick house and lot, at the northeast corner of Fifth and Lombard streets, 20 feet front on Fifth, and 58} on Lombard street, with a ground rent
STEAM Tow Boat.—It is a matter of public interest of 38 dollars-price 475 dollars. This property now that a Steam Tow boat has been procured by an enter. rents for 375 dollars per annum.
prising company of gentlemen in Philadelphia, to be The three story brick house, at the south west corner of Front and Race street, price for houses and lot 13,400 ready at all times to tow vessels to and from the Deladollars.
ware and Schuylkill rivers; her power is sufficient The two story brick house, frame shop, and lot of to bring up a 500 ton ship. She is fired with the open ground, No. 226 Green street, above Fifth, 163 feet burning Bituminous Coal of Pennsylvania, which proves front by 75 deep-price 1700 dollars.
A three story brick store house in the rear, No. 127 to be a valuable and economical article for this purpose. north Third street, 34 feet front by 195 deep, formerly We hope this commencement of the towing system will occupied by Mark Richards as an iron store, and re- be successful, and that at no distant day, boats will be cently by Alexander McCaraher, price 17,500 dollars. used to facilitate our commerce, to the mouth of the
A house and lot in Fifth between Arch and Race river Delaware. streets, 19 feet 2 inches front by 50 feet deep, subject to a ground rent of three pounds currency-price 2,325 dollars. A quarter section, of land in Starke County, Ohio,
Open BURNING BITUMINOUS COAL.-One thousand 14 miles from Canton, containing 190 acres-price 3 tons of this article have been recently received from the dollars per acre.
The three story brick house and kitchen, No. 37 interior of Pennsylvania. It is found to be very supeCoates street, 16 feet front by 67 deep, subject to a rior coal for air furnaces, steam engines, and many othground rent of twenty dollars,-price 2250 dollars. The frame house and lot, No. 125 Brown street, 18 an extensive blaze is wanted. It has been tried and bigh
er manufacturing purposes, where a strong beat and feet by 61-ground rent of $15 61-price 1100 dollars.
'Two two story brick houses and one two story frame ly approved by the air furnaces in Philadelphia: also in house, with the lot 52 feet on Budd street, by 37' feet on several engines, at the U. S mint, in locomotive enLaurel street, price 2500 dollars.
gines, steamboats, breweries. &c. It is highly recom The two story brick store and dwelling No. 366 north mended by all who have tried it for the above, and vaSecond street, with extensive back buildings, 18 feet front by 115 deep to Lilly alley, subject to ground rent rious other domestic manufactures. of 24 dollars -price 6700 dollars.
A brick house, with one acre and eleven percbes of Printed every Saturday morning by Wm. F. Geddes, ground, on the road from Frankford to Nicetown, in No. 9 Library street.
REGISTER OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF EVERY KIND OF USEFUL INFORMATION RESPECTING THE STATE.
EDITED BY SAMUEL HAZARD.
VOL. XII.-NO. 14. PHILADELPHIA, OCTOBER 5, 1833. NO. 301.
From the Washington Globe.
the sum paid for Stationary and Printing amounted to UNITED STATES BANK.
$3.765 94, which we presume to be the necessary ex.
pense of the institution under this item, when no extraREPORT
ordinary disbursements are made. During the year of the Government Directors of the Bank of the United 1830, the expenditures increased to $7,131 27 during
States, to the President; relative to the printing ex- the first, and $6,950 20 during the last half year, and penses of that institution, referred to in the paper entries are made in both, of large sums, making togeread to his Cabinet, on the 18th of September, 1833. ther about $7,000 paid for printing and distributing
Mr. M'Duffie's report and Mr. Gallatin's pamphlet. To the President of the United States:
These seem to be the commencement of a system of PHILADELPHIA, August 19, 1833. expenditure, which was the next year immensely in. Sir,- We had the honor to receive your letter of the creased, and received the sanction of the Board, as 3d instant, directing us to examine and report upon the appears by the entries on the minute, and two resolu. expense account of the Bank of the United States for tions passed at the close of this year and in the succeed. the last two years. Those of us to whom it was address. ing Spring. ed, requested the attendance of our colleague, Mr. On the 30th November, 1830, it is stated in the min. M'Eldery, to assist us in the examination. On his ar- utes, that “the President submitted to the Board a copy rival, we proceeded to investigate the various charges, of an article on Banks and Currency, just published in and to look into such of the vouchers, on which they the American Quarterly Review of this city, containing were founded, as we had time and opportunity to do. a favorable notice of this Institution, and suggested the These are so numerous, and embrace so many small expediency of making the views of the author more items of various kinds, that a full view of them only can extensively known to the public, than they can be by be given to you, by transmitting copies, made by some means of the subscription list--whereupon it was, on person authorised or requested by you or the Secretary motion, resolved, that the President be authorised to of the Treasury. The time and labor necessary for this take such measures, in regard to the circulation of the mode would have prevented our resorting to it at pre: contents of the said article, either in whole or in part, as sent, even had you authorised us to do so, for we have he may deem most for the interests of the Bank.” On believed it would be more consistent with your wishes, the 11th March, 1831, it again appears by the minutes, that we should at once report the result of our own that the President stated to the Board, that in conselabors, leaving you to decide, after you shall have been quence of the general desire expressed by the Directmade acquainted with them, whether such a more mi. ors at one of their meetings of the last year, subsequent nute statement of the Expense Account be requisite. to the adjournment of Congress, and a verbal under. We may add, too, that finding the particulars of many standing with the Board, measures had been taken by expenditures were to be ascertained, only by an inves- him in the course of that year, for furnishing numerous tigation of numerous bills and receipts, we requested, at copies of the reports of Gen. Smith, and Mr. M’Duffie, the Board, that the Cashier might furnish such a state on the subject of this Bank, and for widely disseminatment of them as might be susceptible ofready examina- ing their contents through the United States, and that tion; but as this request was not complied with, we he has since, by virtue of the authority given him by a were obliged to depend entirely on our own partial in. resolution of this Board on the 30th day of November quiries. These facts we mention merely to guard last, caused a large edition of Mr. Gallatin's essay on against any deficiency you may observe in our remarks, Banks and Currency to be published and circulated in and any inaccuracies, should there be such, in the de. like manner, at the expense of the Bank. He suggested tails which we communicate.
at the same time the propriety and expediency of ex. As the Expense Account embraces the various ex- tending, still more widely, a knowledge of the concerns penditures for salaries, making and issuing notes, trans. of this institution, by means of the republication of other portation of specie, buildings, repairs, and taxes on real valuable articles, which had issued from the daily and estate, stationary, printing, and contingencies of all kinds periodical press - whereupon it was, on motion, resolv. it is necessarily so large and intricate, that we deemed ed, That the President is hereby authorised to cause to it expedient at present to confine our investigation to be prepared and circulated, such documents and papers that portion which embraced expenditures, calculated as may communicate to the people information in regard to operate on the elections, as they seemed to be the to the nature and operations of the Bank.” objects of inquiry suggested by you. All expenditures In pursuance, it is presumed, of these resolutions, of this kind, introduced into the Expense Account, and the item of stationary and printing was increased, durdiscovered by us, we found to be, so far as regards the ing the first half of the year 1827, to the enormous sum institution of this city, embraced under the head of of $29,979 92, exceeding that of the previous half year Stationary and Printing. To it, therefore, we chiefly by $23,000, and exceeding the semi-annual expenditure directed our inquiries; and an examination of that item of 1829, upwards of $26,000. The Expense Account of the account, for the last three years, undoubtedly itself, as made up in the book which was submitted to presents circumstances, which, in our opinion, fully us, contained very little information relative to the par. warrant the belief you have been led to entertain. ticulars of this expenditure, and we were obliged, in
The Expense Account is made up at the end of every order to obtain them, to resort to an inspection of the six months, and submitted with the vouchers of the vouchers. Anong other
sums was one of $7,801, stato Dividend Committee for
examination. Commencing ed to be paid on orders of the President, under the re. with the last six months of the year 1829, we find that solution of 11th March 1831, and the orders themselves Vol. XI.
were the only vouchers of the expenditure which we evident necess'ty there was, that the accounts should found on file-some of the orders, to the amount of be so stated, as to enable the Directors and Stockhold. about $1,800. stated that the expenditure was for dis. ers to ascertain the particular sums of money paid, the tributing General Smith's and Mr. M’Duffie's reports, quantity and names of the documents furnished, and and Mr. Gallatin's pamphlet; but the rest stated gene the expenses of the distribution and postage. With rally that it was made, under the resolution of 11th this object we stated, at the last meeting of the Board, March 1831. There were also numerous bills and re. the result of our examination of the Expense Account, ceipts for expenditures to individuals, among them of and submitted the following resolutions. Gales & Seaton, $1,300 for distributing Mr. Gallatin's “Whereas it appears by the Expense Accounts of pamphlet; of William Fry for Garden & Thompson, the Bank for the years 1831, and 1832, that upwards $1,675 75 for 5000 copies of General Smith's and Mr. of eighty thousand dollars were expended and chargM’Duffie's reports, &c.; of Jesper Harding, $ 140 for ed under the head of Stationary and Printing du11,000 extra papers; of the American Sentinel $125 74 ring that period -- that a large proportion of this was for printing, folding, packing and postages on 3000 paid to the proprietors of newspapers and periodical extras; of William Fry, $1,830 27 for upwards of journals, and for the printing, distribution and postage 50,000 copies of the National Gazette, and supplements of immense numbers of pamphlets and newspapers, containing addresses to members of the State Legisla- and that about twenty thousand dollars were expended, tures, review of Mr. Benton's speech, abstracts of Mr. under the resolutions of Soth November, 1830, and 11th Gallatin's article from the American Quarterly Review, March, 1831, without any account of the manner in and editorial article on the Project of a Treasury Bank; which,or the persons to wliom the same were disbursed. of James Wilson, $1,447 95 for 25,000 copies of the And whereas it is expedient and proper, that the par. reports of Mr. M’Duffie and Mr. Smith, and for 25,000 ticulars of an expenditure, so large and unusual, which copies of the address to members of the State Legisla- can now be ascertained only by the examination of nutures, agreeably to order and letters from John Sergeant, merous bills and receipts, should be so stated as to be Esq., and of Carey & Lea $2,850 for 10,000 copies of readily submitted to and examined by the Board of DiGallatin on Banking, and 2,000 copies of Professor rectors and the Stockholders: Therefore, Resolved, Tucker's article.
That the Cashier furnish to the Board, at as early a day During the second half year of 1831, the item of sta. as possible,a full and particular statement of all those extionary and printing was $13, 224 87, of which $5,010 penditures, designating the sums of money paid to each 'were paid on orders of the President, and stateil gene person, the quantity and names of the documents printrally io be under the resolution of 11th March 1831, ed by him, and his charges for the distribution and posand other sums were paid to individuals as in tbe pre. tage of the same; together with as full a statement, as vious accounts, for printing and distributing documents. may be, of the expenditures on orders; under the reso.
During the first balf year of 1832, the item of sta- lution of the 30th November, 1830, and 11th March, tionary and printing was $12,134 16, of which $2,150 1831. That we ascertain whether expenditures of are stated to have been paid on crders of the President, the same character have been made at any of the offiunder the resolution of 11th March 1831. There are ces, and, if so, procure similar statements ihereof, with also various individual payments, of which we noticed the authority on wbich they were made. '1 hat the said $106 38 to Hunt, Tardiff & Co. for 1000 copies of the resolutions be rescinded, and no further expenditures review of Mr. Benton's speech; $200 for 1000 copies of made under the same. the Saturday Courier; $1,176 to Gales & Seaton for These resolutions were postponed on the motion of 20,000 copies of "a pamphlet concerning the Bank," one of the directors, for the purpose of introducing a and 5000 copies of the minority report relative to the substitute for them, by the vote of all present, except Bank; and $1.800 to Matthew St. Clair Clarke for “300 ourselves, and one other member of the board. The copies of Clarke & Hall's bank book.”
resolution substituted was as follows:-“ Resolved, that During the last half year of 1832, the item of stationa- the board have confidence in the wisdom and integrity ry and printing rose to $26,543 72, of which $6,350 are / of the President, and in the propriety of the resolutions stated to have been paid on orders of the President, un of the 30th November, 1830, and 11th March, 1831, der the resolution of the 11th March, 1831. Among the and entertain a full conviction of the necessity of a re. specified charges we observe $821 78 to Jesper Hard- newed attention to the object of those resolutions; and ing, for printing a review of the veto; $1,271 04 to E. that the President be authorised and requested to copy Olmstead, for 4000 copies of Ewing's speech, Bank Do- tinue his exertions for the promotion of aid objects." cuments, and Review of the Veto; $4,106 13 to W'm. Viewing this as indicating an intention (which was Fry for 63,000 copies of Mr Webster's speecli, Mr. indeed avowed) to continue, and, even, extended, the Adams' and Mr. M'Duffie's reports, and the majority system of lavish expenditure, and to authrise disburseand minority reports; $285 for 14,000 extras of the ments, the particulars of which could not be clearly asProtector," containing Bank Documents, $2,583 30 to certained, either by the board or their constituents. Mr. Riddle, for printing and distributing reports, Mr. And regarding it also as evincing a desire to encounter Webster's speech, &c; $150 12 to Mr. Finnall for our remunstrances, against the constitution of such a printing the speeches of Messrs. Clay, Ewing, and system, by a reference to the personal character and Smith, and Mr. Adams' report;$ 1,512 75 to Mr. Clark motives of the President of the institution (which were for printing Mr. Webster's speech, and articles on the not drawn into discussion or question by us) we offered, Veto; and $2,422 65 to Nathan Hale for 52.500 copies as an amendment, the following resolutions:- " Resolvof Mr. Webster's speech. There is also a charge of ed that while this board repose entire confidence in the $5,040, paid on orders of the President, stating that it integrity of the President, they respectfully request him is for expenses in measures for protecting the Bank to cause the particulars of the expenditures, made unagainst a run on the Western Branches.
der the resolutions of 30th November, 1850, and 11th During the first half year of 1833, the item of station- March, 1831, to be so stated, that the same may be ary and printing was $9,093 59, of which $2,600 are readily submitted to and examined by the Board of Distated to have been paid on orders of the President, un rectors, and the Stockholders. Resolved, that the said der the resolution of 11th March, 1831. There is also resolutions be rescinded, and no further expenditures a charge of Messrs. Gales & Seaton of $800, for print- be made under the same.” This amendment met with ing the report of the Exchange Committee.
the same fate as our previous resolutions, being reject. Having made this examination of the Expense Account, ed by the same vote, and the resolution offered as a we were not only struck with the large sum that had substitute was passed. been expended, under the head of Stationary and Print- These, sir, are the circumstances attending the best ing, in the two years to which you refer, but also to the examination we have been able to make, in regard to