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active capital at'home-
In the Senate, on tfie 28th Mr. Johnson, of Mary
land', presented the memorial of Cbas. Lee Jones,
praying the appointment of a committee to investigate
the conduct of the President, in refusing to confer upon
him, and granting to another, the commission of
Lieutenant Colonel of a Battalion of Volunteers raised
by him in the District of Columbia, for service in Mexico.
The bill conferring upon Lieut. Col. Fremont, and
two other commissioners, power to adjust claims
against the Government, created, in most cases, by
them, in California, and appropriating 700,000 dollars
for this purpose, was taken up, and supported by
Mr. Cass. It was not finally acted upon.
In the House, the bill to establish a Territorial Go
vernment in Oregon, uas taken up, in Committee of
the Whole. Mr. Gaylb argued against the power of
the General Government to exclude slavery from new
territory, and the proposition uas supported by Mr.
Smart, of Maine. The bill was not disposed of.
American Demonstration. A'responsive and congrat
ulatory meeting of Americans to the French Revolution
was held in New York city, in last April. The ven
erable M. M. Noah presided, and among those of the
address and resolution committee, were Messrs. Gree
ley, Sedgwick and Bryant. The address is a model
for brevity and sentiment.
France, says the address, baf no king but the Lord
of Hosts and the sovereign people governing in his
great name. The aid of France to America in her early
struggles is alluded to, as inciting us to hail with joy
our sister Republic. France, once the most powerful
of monarchies in Europe, has now become tfie most
powerful of Republics we are to show her by our
example, that the fondation 00 a Republic if Law and
Liberty Libeitv and Law "one and indivisible;"
may she tranquilly succeed, as we have done, in es
tablishing a free government, the admiration of tlte
world, and which the world iu arms cannot subdue.
The address, with the resolutions was of course unan
mously adopted. The representatives of seven differ
ent nations were introduced to the meeting, amid
cheers, three times three. After stirring speeches by
several gentlemen, the meeting adjourned to re-assemble
on the evening of the 11th in, the Park.
Gen. Scott's Force. When Gen. Scott marched upon
Mexico, a city of near 200, 000 inhabitants, defended by
thirty thousand Mexican troops, with forts and batteries
at every point, his entire force, exclusive of teamsters,
did not probably exceed eleven thousand men. It was
an exremely bold undertaking, and would have been
desperate, but for the excellence of his troops.- (N. Y.
The Paris Monitcur, publishes the following decree,
which (says the Paris paper) will be read with univer
sal satisfaction In England. Slavery is to be aboliscd
Liberty Equality Fraternity.
The Provisional Government of the Republic, con
sidering that no French land should any longer bear
ilaves, decrees: A Commission is instituted, under
tue. Provisional Miniftcr of Colonies and the Marine,
to prepare, vvilJiin the. shortest delay, the act or the
immediate emancipation of the slaves in all the Col
onies of the Republic.
It is estimated officially that dnring the year and four
months between June 28, 1846, and November 6, 1847,
Great Britain had io import breadstuffs to the enormous
amount of "thirty-three millions and a half oft
pounds sterling l say one hundred and sixty-five mil
lions of dollars! It is liltl wonder that after such a
draft upon the resources of the country, there should
be embarrasment, prostration, and convulsion.
Forty four years ago, the entire assessed property
of all kinds, of th6 State of Ohio, did not exceed 42
millions dollars. It is now 411 millions ; having
increased thus in less than half a century.
John G. Campbell, Esq., of Oregon City, is appoint
ed my attorney to transact all business wherein I am
concerned in Oregon Territory.
Sept. 16 '48 W. G. T'VAULT.
THE services of an individual versed in ship-building,
to superintend the construction of a schooner
of from 80 to 100 tons, at the mouth of the Columbia
river, during the coming winter, for an association of
individuals at Clatsop Plains, and, who will become a
partner in said association. Please address Thomas
Owens, at Clatsop. 25 3t i
EW GOODS at Kilborn, Lawton and Cos Jul t
received Tier Henrv the following goods?
Bro. sheeting-, do. shirting, do. drilling bed ticks,
ribands: bl'k, green and gun powder
tea: coffee: sugar: pepper:
glass: nails: lead: smo
king tobacco: etc ete.
All of which will oe sold low for cast or produce.
Oregon City, Sept. 1, '48. 52s.
F. W. PETTYGROVE and Co.
Qsegon City, Portland, and Champoeg.
KEEP constantly on hand the usual variety of gro
ceries, dry goods, hardware, and other merchan
diseand deal extensively in Oregon produce.
FRANCIS W. PETTYGROVE,
A. E. WILSON,
July, 15, '48. 15s. oavu m'loughlin.
FOR sale at the New Store on Main St., the cargo of
Brig Eveline consisting of a large and extensive
Dry Goods, Hardware, Crockery, Groceries,
Agricultural Implements, Boots and Shoes,
Stoves, Fire-arms, Paints, Iron, and
The above articles are of superior quality, and will
be sold low by (3s.) H. CLARK.
C. L. ROSS,
Y. STORE," COR. WASHINGTON AND MONTGOMERY STS.,
SAN FRANCISCO, UPPER CALIFORNIA.
Refer to Kilborn, Lawton and Co., Oregon City,
Geo. Abernethy, do.
San Francisco, April i, '48. If.