ICT At Am tlaae of tat) arrival f nm of the lata isiffsau front U. Btotof, it wu etartath reported tht Lieut WoadiwrUi wm mm m m "fisrsai mm stags?" from Um Uatlad Suits' gtranuMMt to Ow 2ea, baring dttfatohas of gnat iaportaact to tk Governor of iWa territory. Thk rumor wu ItOftthsr incorrect and unf lunded. Mr. Woodworth dot not claim to htva received or broajht any official docu mrnu or pnprt of any kind from (ha V. KUW' gov uiorntto tliit, but having concluded to toko a pleae uro U'.prvi thi country, lie brought filet of the IntM paper from tlin State, and alo Ilia following MaMo aUL or (Jroaaa Waste lo tho Speaker nnd Hpro ruinlivrt nf tlir LegiiiUlum of Oregon, which wu prrfixrd to a printed pamplet containing Wilkc' -1 niorial to CotifRM, praying fur the coiwlruciion of a HuCroad frum tlip Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. It m an Important and inlcrrrtiiig document and will bo mad u-.t.'i much ntlriitiou- Ki. Hue. MEMORIAL OF Pbavi.no for an r.xrnesstoN from the Legislature of Oregon to the Senate AND lioU.sn OP KkNIEHKNTATIVEK OP THE United Statss of Noktm America in co.turess as8kmm.ed, on the .suiup.ct of his project for a National Rail Road from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, rnp.sr.NTEO to Congress in Dr. cf.miier 18 1.1, and referred to the Committee on " Roads and Canals" in the House. To l?ic Nprakcr and Rrprcwutativc of lite People of Orrifou, In roiigrti assembled t J Your memorialist begs respectfully to rep. ro-cnt to your honorable loJy, that in tin-' month of Deer mk-r, A. D. 18l., he pre-1 vnted to thi-uatu and House of Rcprc- ; sentatives 01 the United States of North America in Congress assembled, n proposal for a Nati nal Kail Road from the At lan'ic to the Pacific Ocean, of which the printed matter following is a copy. Thai ai i ni"in -ial uo'i its pre'cntithn liy Hon. William It. M.iclay of the city of New. Voik, to the House of Representatives afore said, was referred to the committee of said II use on " Roads und Catnls." That short, ly subsequent to such reference, the chair iir n of said committee, (the Hon. Robert .Smith of Illinois) open- d a correspondence with your memorial int in which he coinmu nicatcd the f.ict, that his committee would report f.ivnrahly upon said nrmorhl : Win r -fore, your mcimrialist, with a view of eliciting the m no of the peo le of Ore gon upon a iroject of such paramount im. portancc to themselves respectfully here wih submits his said memorial to your con sidcration ; praying that if it should receive the same approbation from your honorable body, that it lias already met with in the in cipient steps of its progress in the popular branch of the national legislature at Wash, inrjton, that your honorablo body will ox press such approbation, in form, to the S"iia tors ond Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, and despatch the same to the capitol at Washington, to cxer. cisc its influence on the futc of the Dill (em bracing the views of said memorial,) in the next Congress, should the said Dill not be affirmatively decided during the present scs. ion. And your memorialist will ever p raw GEORGE WILKES, of New York: Oregon Spectator, t M -l''..fc-U- J '.111 I .-yrSIWWt III --U-11- JIJUII1 L'J-t-t IT" . -iJ. -X.I i.ti M M -! - WaMward tha Star of Empire takra lu way." -T M l J Vol. I. Oregon City, (Oregon Ter.) Taunday, September 17, 1846. No. 17. February 4th, 1840. Daniel Uaffenspcrgen, would remain in a state of nature for one Esq., by a unanimous call, took the chair, hundred years to come. We would also re. and ur. L. .M. whiting was, on motion, op pointed secretary. Thla memorial to the Speaker and Hoiim of Rep. nacniativea of the Prop' of Oregon, la prefixed to a pamphlet which contain Air. Wilkea' memorial to tbe Congre of tha United Statu, propoaiog the coo. atructioo of the rail road under couaideratiou. Go. We extract the following from the "Ohio Repository," of February lth, published at .Canton, &ark county, Ohio;. OKIjQOfl( Rail Road Keating. In acuordance-wi'h previous publio notice, a largo und rcsp etiblo mectingof the cltl. zons nf C uitosi, Stirk enun(y, Olih, and tho surrounding country, onyuriod nt tho Town Hall, in Canton, 'on Wcdwwljtf ovoning, H. C. Frey, Esq. having stated the obicct of th" mccliir to be a consultation as to the nropric y of memorializing Congress in re iation to tli- construction of a Riifroadfrom aomc eligible point on the MissotV-; river to the I'sciti'j Ocean, urged some Important reasons for the adoption of such a measure by our government. He furthermore sug gested that a committee be appointed to draft a rncmorinl, and closed by offering the fol lowing resolution, drawn up by Jacob Hos teller, Esq., which was unanimously adopted by the meeting. lleioval, That in the opinion of this meeting, a National Railroad to the Pa cific Oi can is of such immtnxc imparlance to the great mass of the people of (he United S'.utes that its construction shoul I be com menced by the gt neral government with the leiut possible May, consistent with a judi cious execution of the project. On motion of I. Hugus, Esq., it was Jtcin.'vcrl, That a committee of three, to consist of J. D. Brown, S. C. Frey, and Jonathan G. Lester, be appointed to draft a memorial to Congress expressive of tho views of this meeting upon the sulject of its delib- (rations and in proper form for the attach ment of bignatures. This committee having retired for a short period, presented by S. C. Frey, the follow ing druft of a memorial, which was un mi mously received and adopted by the meet n'.r. Tn t'lr Smale. and Home of Ilrprtwntatitrs of the Unilrd Slates, in Congress aisrmbkd. The undersigned, citizens of county and S'atc of , do respectfully requot, 'li.it your honorable body will, before the end of your present session, take the necessary steps for commencing the construction of a great NATIONAL RAILROAD, from the most eli'.'ihle point on the Missouri river to the Pacific Ocean, havi -g the western ter minus as far south as is practicable, where a good harbor can be found. The said Rail, road to be built with a double track, in the most substantial manner, nnd free to the uc of the citizens of the United States, reserv ing only such tolls as will keep the Road in repair, and pay for superintendence. That said Railroad shall be a National work, und by no means a corporate monopoly, as proposed by Mr. Whitney. We beg to add, that in our opinion, every year this great work is put ofT or procrasti nated, is a year of serious national loss. Owincr to our new and peculiar relations with China, nnd all the countries bounded by tho Pacific Ocean, this great work ap pears to us as indispensable, and the sooner wc set about it tho better. The arguments in its favor have been ably set forth in a pam phlet by George Wilkes, Esq., of the city of New York, with which wo presumo you are familiar, and hence we need not hore re iterato them. We would remind you, that Poter the Great, struggled through a twenty year's war, with the loss of 200,000 men, and more than a thousand million of rubles, for tho sako of gaining an insignificant swamp, which would afford his stibpcts an outlet to the Rattle- Son. Compared with that, an outlet for tho great Mississippi Val ley to tho Pacific Ocean, is gfcnntic and stu pendousand tho other insignificant and yet the civilized world accords to Peter the Great far seeing and statesmin-like policy, for lasting benefits conferred on his country and people, amontr the greatest of which was his founding of St. Petersburgh. How much nvjre inviting is this great National work whioh we propose a bloodless work ! a work whioh we bollcvo will not exceed 970, 000,000 in its cost, nnd a work which will bring into market, lands, the sale of which will go far towards defraying tho expense of oi lty construction and wnjoh otherwise mind your honorable body, that tho benefits arising Irom this work will not be sectional it wiH, benefit every inch of our vast tcrrito. ry, and make us at once the most powerful, and most truly wealthy nation on the globe. And as in duty bound, the undersigned will most fervently pray, and will continue to pray, until this great and glorious work is accomplished. February, 1840. The following resolutions were then sue ccssively presented and adopted : 1. Rcw'rrtl, That a committee to consist S. C. Frey, John Black and James Sloan, be a committee of correspondence. That said committee procure blank memorials to be printed and circulated far and wide for sig nature. 2. Reso'rcd, That wc invite our fellow citizens of the United Ststtes every where to examine this subject thoroughly, and if they approve,of it, wc ask them to co-operate with us in urging this measure forward. :?. Resolved, That copying the pamphlet of George Wilkrs, Eq. by publishers of newspapers, would throw much light on this subject ; and we recommend such publish ers, every where, to copy said pamphlet for public information. 4. Reto'vcd, That tho proceedings of this meeting signed by its ofliccrs, be presented for publication in the papers of this coun tv, and all others favorable to the project throughout the United States, be requested to copy the same. On mo' ion, the meeting adjourned sine die. DANIEL RAFFENSPERGER, Chairman. L. 31. Whiting, Secretary. V. H. COXGREMS. Washington, AprihD. House of Representative, The House then went into committee of the whole, and resumed the consideration of the Senate bill for raising a regiment of mounted Riflemen, and for establishing posts for the protection f rmigrunts on the route to Oregon. After debate, the amendment of Mr. Lev. in, providing that the officers and men shall be American born, was rejected, as were several other amendments. The committee then rose and reported the bill, with ono amendment, which provides that all the ofliccrs of the said regiment shall lo taken from the regular lino of the Army of the U. Stutcs. This was agreed to by the House yeas 80, nays 82. A motion to reconsider the vote was made, but with, out acting upon it, the House adjourned. House of Representatives, April 1 1 . The bill to raise u regiment of mounted Riflemen was then taken up and passed, as amended, by a vote of l.')8 to 38. The amendment requires the President to officer the regi ment with men already bearing commis sions in tho U. S. army. Washington, April, 14. House of Representatives. Mr. Lynn Boyd introduced a resolution that all debate on tho bill extending our jurisdiction over the American citizens in tho torritory of Or cgon, should terminate on Thursday of this week, at 2, p. M. Various amendments wore ofllrcd, soino shortening and others ex. tending tho time ut which the debate should close, all of which were voted down, and the oriciuul resolution adopted, The House then went into committee of the whole,, when Mr Tibbjitta took the floor and expressed his decided preference for tho substitute offered by Judgo Douglass, and made some sensible remarks, showing tho ncccsri'v as well as the importance of what ever bill did rasMbc House, clearly (leaning the extent of our northern boundary, In tho absence of this being done, bo insisted that tho pueegc of tho bill u well u aoU 6o our pan under h, would lead, wkbout delay to hostile collision. . , -, v , Mr. Vinton opposed tho bill in tbto, be catiso it wets, in his judgment, a palpable vio. Iation of the treaty stipulation of 1837; and that it could not be regarded in any ether light by Great Britain, and was consequent. Iy the strongest war measure that Congress could pas. He thought it far morepradent to givo Great Britain the notice, and toter minate the Convention of 1627, previously to passing any law extending our junseMc tion over all oar territorial rights in Oregon. Mr. Holmes indited that the establish ment of a line of posts to, and in the territr. ry of Oregon, as also the appointment of In. dian agents and sub-tgenw, to regulate the trade with the 'Indians, ac., was a clear vio. Iation of the Convention of 1827, and would be regarded and treated by Great Britain. as an act of aggression on our part, in addi tion to being an unwarrantable violation of treaty stipulations. He raised many other1 objections to the bill ; all of whioh may be summed up in a few word. He saw no . chance for slaves and cotton in Oregon ; therefore, the acquisition of 'that section oi' country must be unconstitutional, and danger ous to the peace of tho country. from tha M awouri Reporter, April 21. The Pretdtleal's PswiUwu. The Washington Union of the 7th inst. insists that thej Executive stands ready to make any fair or honorable adjustment. It remarks: " What one chance of suitable accommo dation of the controversy docs that platform exclude-? What one solitary offer, just and fair, consonant to our rights, and compatible with ourhonor, docs the position taken by the Executive in the mcsjsge bar the Exec utive from accepting? The platform of tho Oregon policy laid down in the message wan frorr.cl in wisdom. It is broad it is broad enough. It admits every thing, and it ex cludes nothing which this country can ener sanction. Nor is this all. At what time and by what statesman was the question ever placed in better prospect of adjustment than within the past year by Mr Polk? Was it in 1818 ? Was it in 1842, when Mr. Web. stcrand Lord Ashburton thought the ques tion too difficult mark the -fact! mark the fad ! too difficult, not to sett'e, but even to aucuss f It is history now, that with one ac cord, and swiftly, the British statesman put back upon Mr. Gallatin's hands his immense concession and that, too, when the naviga tion of the Columbia, which he offered, was universally considered to be of far grcutcr value than it is now proved to possess." The intimation in the closing sentence of the foregoing extract, that the navigation of the Columbia is fur less valuable than it wan regarded when Mr. Gallatin' offer wnt made, is worthy of consideration, connected as it is with the assurance that the President's Message docs not exclude the adjustment of the controversy on any terms compatible with I our honor " it admits of every thing, and it excludes nothing which the country can ever sanction" including, of course, tho offer of 40 and that offer, as made in 181H and 1820, is referred to thus: "Mr. Polk, in viow of this fruitless anil hopeless past, took a new stand. In his first official act ho proclaimed to the country ami to tho world, what had before been locked up in the archives of diplomacy, the unwa vering confidence of the executive branch of this government in the validity and sound ness of our title to the " whole of Oregon." In so taking his position, he announced by implication that any compromise whatever on our part was just so much concession-concession to be guarded and limitedconces sion to be met fairly concession in view t illustrious precedent, of high public policy and of large established interests and, most of all, concession in the spirit and in the mi crcd causo of public peace This was truth, and new truth. It placed our whole rfiplo. maoy on new ground, and the very highest ground. From that ground Mr. Polk made his prnposul of compromise. And what wn& its effect 1 True, it was reiuaed at once by the British minister here; but 4ae British a prime minister at ham fiHored, or msmi n (alter, before it. He "oculd not My" k should have been reiused He mM eay it would havo been better to send It Jo Bug land for consideration." -, i -, "And this language of new reepoot and; new moderation, in reply to Mr.'FieVa jitm prttstiUwnicf cv cea ie titureayaWU.