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Congressional Presumption

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ve i,rom the county of Dutchess, in o ing a resolution proposing to equalize the fi istribution of Government patronage nong the States, has done a very g inent thing. VVhat if Virginindoes take v ice as many offices of the Army and 1 avy as New York, don't we furnish six imes as many soldiers and sailors? What f the South has two-thirds of the offices, ( ïave we not got two-thirds of the voters? , nd besides, Mr. Woodworth forgets that f he South has ilExtra Allowances" of ( Ices for their slaves. Three votes are mputed to tho South for each of lts five , laves. And as the slaves cannot hold , he offices themselvesr the slaveholder, i arden t as a Southern clime can make him," consents to bear these burthens! - The idea of equalizing these things, j fore, is preposterous. Mr. Woodworth i must not think of it. The South has a I prescriptive right to two-thirds of the ] fices, beside the privilege of threatening to dissolve the Union as often as a new j sdition of "dough-faces" is wanted. - A Eve. Journal.y_ il win De eeen mai mr. vjuuige n.. vui--, i Wliig, hae been admitted ns a member of he SentUe. This admission was obtinned by :ounting certain votes for bjm which were reected by Ihc Inspectora. These votes were ,vritten Geo. A. Coe and Gcorge Coe. The Senate have determined, i substance that :hey were meani for Mr. Coe, and therefore jave liim a Beat. We Ihink the precedent in :ounting the votes for "George Coe" is a bad sne, as it permits the inspectors to go behind l!ie face of the b&llot and inqutre-into the inLention of the voters, thns opening the door for endless appcala. The strict construction principie by which no votes could ba counted Dut such as were correctly writtcn, n-hen once ?stablishcd , would preclude all controverey.