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MISSISSIPPI.

RESOLUTION

OF THE

LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI per the subject of the tariff, Colonization Society, and internal im

provements.

March 15, 1830.
Read, and laid upon the table

A RESOLUTION, Cornearning with the States of South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia,

me the prisior zzpressed by them on the subject of the tariff, Colonizatas forzety, and internal improvements. The Select Committee to whom were referred sundry documents, to wit: Tenzorstrance to the States in favor of the tariff, adopted by the Legis

of the State of Georgia; the report of the Select Committee of the Le*sature of the State of Virginia on the resolutions of Georgia and South polica; and also the resolutions adopted by the State of South Carolina

the subject of the tariff, Colonization Society, and internal improveTests;" having had the same under consideration, beg leave respectfully to met: That, having weighed well the subject matter of said resolutions, they

coeur with said States in the course they have pursued. Your com1934 dekan it needless to enter into a long and detailed series of arguments, wake the smadress of the policy pursued by said States; they therefore

cient o acknowledge their acquiescence in the policy adopted Booned, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of 12 of Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia, in the soundness of the

Viungimpi in General Assembly convened, That they concur with the
de expressed in their different resolutions upon the subjects of the tariff,
DRizzon Society, and internal improvement.
Be it jurther resolved, That the Governor of this State be requested to

1 a copy of the foregoing report and resolutions to the Executive of 220d every State in the Union, with a request that the same may be laid For the Legislatures of their respective States, and also to each of our tators and Representatives in Congress.

JO. DUNBAR,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

A. M. SCOTT, Lieut. Governor and President of the Senate. sproved: February 5th, 1830.

GERARD C. BRANDON.

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SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE,

For the State of Mississippi. I hereby certify, that the foregoing is a correct copy of the original on file in my office. Given under my hand at Jackson, the 6th day of February, 1830.

JOHN A. GRIMBALL,

Secretary of State.

EXECUTIVE CHAMBER. I certify that John A. Grimball is, on this day, Secretary of State for the State of Mississippi, and that full faith and credit are due to his acts as such.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the State, at Jackson, (L. s.] the 6th day of February, 1830.

GERARD C. BRANDON.

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HEIRS OF JOHN DAUPHIN.

MARCH 16, 1830.
Read, and laid upon the table.

Mr. Alcaza, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to which was referred

the case of the heirs of John Dauphin, made the following

REPORT:

The Committee on Foreign Affairs, which was " instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the adjustment of the claim of the herits of John Dauphin, of Wilmington, Delaware

, late owner of the khaner Mary, of that port," have had the subject under considera

tion, and report:

1 appears

that the said John Dauphin was the owner of a schooner called he Mary, in which, in the month of October, in the year 1809, he imported cargo into the port of Wilmington, in Delaware, from Port au Prince, in he island of St Domingo. The vessel and cargo were libelled, on the part & the Ucited States, in the District Court of the United States for

Delaware, the Collector of the port of Wilmington, for supposed contravention of he act of Congress of the 1st of March, 1809, “ interdicting commercial Ferocarse between the United States and Great Britain and France, and Des dependencies, and for other purposes.” Sentence of condemnation *ottained in the case, on which an appeal was taken. The final decision whole or part, were eventually adjudged to be forfeited, and the proceeds porcars to have been delayed for several years; but the vessel and cargo, in

pear to have been paid to the order of the court, and distributed in the whom the vessel had been libelled, and the remaining moiety to the United proportions directed by law; that is to say, one moiety to the Collector by States. On the 19th of January, 1817, the interest of the United States in the forfeitare was remitted to Jane Dauphin, widow and administratrix of he said John Dauphin. The cause of this remission does not appear i

from be memorandum on the subject preserved in the Department of State. It Domingo, for intercourse with which the forfeiture was incurred, was not

be presumed, on the suggestion that the island of St.

as a dependency of France. It is not known whether risly to the final award of forfeiture and disposition of its proceeds. supplication for remission, on this or any other ground, was made pre

The nog now desired of the Government is the payment of the portion of the hectare aceruing to the Collector.

tas founded, it

may

Toperly to be regarded

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The committee are of opinion that the part of the island of St. Domingo for intercourse with which the forfeiture in question was incurred, having separated from France, and for several years maintained, successfully, its independence, was not a dependency of France in the just “intendment of” the act of Congress on the subject. They presume that no difficulty would have been experienced in obtaining a remission of the entire forfeiture, had application been made, on this ground previously to the distribution of the proceeds, as was done in relation to the share of the United States subsequently. The failure to obtain the entire remission has been owing, therefore, (as far as the committee are advised) to want of knowledge or of diligence on the part of the claimants of interest in the vessel. The interest of the Collector having become vested in his portion of the forfeiture, the Government could exercise no control over it. If the claimants were now to be indemnified, it could only be by an appropriation from the Treasury, not the return of a forfeiture which had previously accrued to it. The committee, though regarding the case as one of hardship, can perceive no cient ground for such a proceeding.

They recommend the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the subject referred to them.

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