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In The House, Jan. 7

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- Severalionswere presented and received without bjection, unlil at length Mr. Giddings ffered one praying for a law to prevent )e transportaron nï Slaves coastwise in essels of the United States. Mr. W. C. OHNSON ofMd. contended ihat this was ot receivable. After an excitedund iregular debate in which Messre. Giddings, WlSE, ADAMS, W. C. JüHNáON Olld rmold parlicipatüd, the Speaker dccided hat it could not be received under the luie. Mr. Giddings contended íhat a part of the petition, praying fur the proleetion of all crsons "constitutionally entitled to Freelom," was clearly receivnble. The Speaier assented. Mr. John Cnriipbcll of S. Carolina now moved that the balance of he pelition be not reoeived - or rtt!icr, hat the quealion of reecpiion be laid oa he table. On thisproposition Mr. Adams refued to vote, stigmatizing it ns tricky and deceplive. Mr. Gordon of N. Y. at tempted the same thing, but was at last persuaded to vote Ayb. Mr Adams did jot vote. After a very discreditable and tumultuous wianle, the voto was taken, ind docliired- Ayes 104; Nays 80. So ho motton to receive was laid on the table. Mr.GMdingS now oflfered an othcr petition, praying that the People of the Free States be relieved from all constitutional or other obligation to protect aud defend Slaverv.Mr. Wise moved ihat the question of reception on this be laid ,: the table. Af ter another row, this inotion also prevailed Aves 105 ; Noes 80. Mr. Giddings oflered nnother petition, prayinc ihat no more Slave Siates he adtnitted ntothe Union. This was likewise laid on the table; Ayes 102 Noes 82. Mr. GiJdings now announced that he held petitions from about 10,000 citizêns of f Ohio, praying to be rolieved from the necesity of aiding to hold human tièings in bondage, but, uider the decissions just made by the fïouse, he should p.ot present them. Afterseveral other petitiuns had been presented, Mr. S. Andrews of Ohio offered one for the repeal of the XXIst Rule of the Ilouae. which was laid on the table: Ayes 99; Noes 89. Messrs. Andrews, Cowen nnd S'nkple of Ohio presented several more Anti Slavery Petitions, which were in like mantier laid on the table.In Sexatr, Jan. 11. - A reáolution submitted y esleída y by Mr. Calhoun, reques ting the President to communicate to f lie Señale a copy of the protest of the oftir.ers and crew of the brig Creóle, on her late passage from Richtnond lo New Or. eans, if received, or any aulhenticaled iccount "of the murder of a passenger on noard,and the wounding of the captain and others by the slaves on board th same," and of subsequent oocurrences parlicularly at Nassau, New-Providence ind also if consistent with the public in eresí, what has been done by the Execulive for the punishment of the guilty in this case for the redressof the wrong done our citizens, and indignity lo the American fl.g. Mr. PORTER moved to s triko out the word 'alave' and insert 'persons.' A long and interesting debate f ollowed, irincipally tiirected tothe propriety of the imendment; Mes9rs. Calhoun, Preston, King, Rives and Clay, regretting that in a case oí this lmportance, ihe question should be made as to the right of ihe South lotheir slave property, which ncarly approached a conccssion of the justico t;fthe Brilish Government in this mterference wiih Suuthern institutions; and Messr?. Berrien, Plielps.Graham and Woodliridge, altlioiigh not conaidering it so material, opposing the amendment and appeaüng to the mover to withdraw t. In the course of the discussion allusions wcre made to the horrors of the circumstauces attending the murder, and the occurrence - tnuch to be regretted - of the liberalion of the Slaves at Nassau, which raust tend greatly to increase the difficulty between the Guvernments of the United States and Great Critain. The remarks were mainly in relation lo the amendment; which, ha ving been wiihdrawn,Zte resolution xcas adopted.