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A Free Press At The Capitol

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At a meeting of tho City Council of Georgetown, D. C, Jan. 8, Mr. Jones offered the following resolution, which wa read and adopted : : VVherens, it having been represented to the Corporation that an " Abolition Newspaper" hns recently been establishod in the City of Washington, and its firat number having actually apoeared in that city, and "Whereas, the publication and diatribution of such a paper within our midst would undoubiedly be calculated to amuse the worst feelings of our peacefui popuia, tion and its vicinity, and thereby tend very greatly to endanger the peace and harmony of the cotnmunity j therefore, "Be it Resolved, That a Select Committee of thrce be appointed by theChair, whose duty it shall be to inquire into tho propriety of Legislative action upoh tho part of this Corporation in the matter set forth in the preamble, and that they ro port their deliberations at as early a day as practicable." OC?0 Mr. Clay's wish to "capture or slay a Mexican" does not sound as weli n the ears of the Massnchusetts peopleaa it did in those of New Orleans. The Massachusetts Spj', an old VVhig paper, says of Mr. Clay's remarles : " How will such devilish sentiments m ihese go down with the Whigsof Massachusetts, who have ever through all ad. verse fortunes, stood faithfully by him, and unitedly, and with a power that was good to look at, given him their support ? Would such an avowal on the part of him whose name has so often been our rally, ing cry, be greeted with npplausê V - Wedon't believe it. We hope, for the sake of his friends liere, and for his own character as a human being, that it may be shown that Ilenry Clay never uttered these words. They are American, and anti-Christicn - they are neither patriotic, nor are they in good taste."