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The Oregon Question

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A flor ni I thc hl ustcr nnd gnsconade cxhibitcci on this subject, it appears thut o grcat majori'y of ihe Seiiate havo rccommendcd to the President the adoption of n treaty conceding substantially all thal ihe Britiah have claimcd. ICven 80H10 of the war papers ngreo that n treaty on ilii. i basis will !).' gcncrally sustaihed by thc country. Dut if this basis bc adopted, in whatn ridieulous posición does it píace Mr. Polk nnd his Phfty-Pliour-Phorty-or-Phiglu'' advt&ere! The Washington Correspondent of the N. Y. Commercial Advertiser, under June llth, says : 41 I am no'w enabled to givo you somewhat moro particular!)' the tetina of the propnsiliori made by Mr. Packenharn. ■ It is substantially as follows : The lino of 49 deg. to be the dividing line from tho Rocky mountainsto 'Birch Bay,' thence down the 'Canal' totheSlraits of Fuca, and through the Straits to ihe Ocean. T-he Iludson's Bay Compány to have the right of navigating the Oolumbia during the exisfence of their present charter, whicii has yet thirteen years to run. "They are nlso lo have the privilege of hunting during the same time, but nre to niake no more setilements. Their present possessions are to be confirmed to them and they may continue to hold them, o sell them in leo simple, as they may think proper. There are, of course, many minor details in the proposition, but these ore its main features, and it requires no prophet to foretell that it will be aceepted- especially as it is underslood to be an ullimalum. " j'go from countenances the thing may be considered as settled, for the 40 ileg. Senators are all smiles, while tho 54 40's look unultcrablc things." Latuï. Thc vote on thc Oregon question in '.lic Señale advisiiií; the President to cumprumiie ihe Oregon controverfv á as follows: A vrs - Archer, Ashlcy. Dentón, Berrien, Bngly, J. M. Clayton. T. Clayton, Cnlhoun. Camoron, C'olquit, l)ix, O.iyton, Dnvis. Evans. Groene. Houston, ilnywood, Huntington, Jarnnpin. Johnson of Mil.-, Jahnson of La., McDuffie. Mangum, Morehead, Miller, Niles. Pierce, Pennybt cker, Phelps, Rush', Scvier. Spcight, Simmons, Turner, Woodbridge. Yulee - 3?. Nav? - llcn. Atclunson, AiheMon. Bréese. Cass, Dickinson, Jenacss, FuiiGcId, Siurgeon. Seniplu- 10. Hanncg.m refuwíd to vote. Barrows. Ch; 1inrrs, Ciitim len, Corwin, I5riht, Wcscott and Uphain cc absent. The correypomlent of tho New York Sun. writes from Washington .Uuie 12: "Since I wrote you on Tusday, public opinión here has se-tled the Oiegon question Merñbers of Congress agree in tfeclaring the tern.s as fnvoroblo as we could eiiher e.xprct or desiro. What follows? Prac! U,iirc;sil Pfi'.i' Those poricntoud rlotids which Inve rowered :ipon us nnd the world are dispf.Ilcd. 'The Senaio approved o' the Treaty this cvening Rn os to Fcnd it to England in lbo ilibernia on Monday. I léarn ibnt ilió nayigariori to ilic Columbio River is to bo granted to England during the charter of the IJudson Buy Company, (seventcen years.) which expires in liítí.í. and no( lor (en yeare as I bcfore stnted. The other term? aro as you stated - line of 49, Vancouvci's Island to England, and the United States to pay the Murison Bay Company for ten or a dozun forte! helow9." (CThe Flint Township Board at fiist refused to grant license for selling liquor although the town had voted License by 2 majority : but a correspondent writes that under the new law they havegranted eight, and would grant 50 or 100 more i f applicd for. He adds : "I have notseen the law, but if itisas I am credibly informed it ra-, every vagabond that can raise the required stim of moneyand erect a board shanty, and even every drone in town may obtain a license for retailing distüled liquors. This taking away the tüscretionary power of the town board, is tantamount to securing to every inhabitant, who wiíil pay a certain amount into the town treasury, the right to Gstablish a drunlccry. This is an exhibition of the sage wisdom of the Michigan State Logislature! ! !" hero are somu. and I am by no means eer lain, that t does not embrace a m;jirity of our proplc, boih ohristian and not christian, whu deern it next to impossibie. that a grent man should be amona them, or that hc shoulc be going about ia their midst, dressed in a commoii garb, doing common woik, and exeking no fear among theni. They have conceived of the habilimenif, thnt sometí nies invest compliant grcainess - but not of tho grenmess itsclf. The Savior. ihe grcareBt of beinga that ever nppeared onthecarth, was broughl up to a meclnnical trade; we have no evidencc that his dress was remaikiiblu; and hia presence ahvuys reasbiircd. It rat lier excitcd love ond confidenco and a feeling of safety. Whcn hc was secn walking on the sea, ond hi disciples were alarmcd at it. thinking rrim some 8i)irit, in order to reassure iheni, we ire told, hc immediately talked with them, and said, libo of good cheer; it is I, be not afraid." Now,& man's greatnew is rat her measurcd by his power, to scare, than hy his disposition to recssurc and to (juiet.