public judgment, and in their temper and spirit impute to Congress folly, disloyalty, treason and treachery.
"Be it therefore resolved, That so far as the statement and imputation contained in the said correspondence and editorial are intended to apply to this branch of Congress, they are false in fact and inference, and an infringement on the privileges of its members, and merit the emphatic rebuke of this House."
The House refused to suspend the rules — yeas 32, nays 36.
Mr. Smith, of Alabama: Mr. Speaker--I should not myself have paid any attention to the article in the Sentinel. I should have allowed it to pass in silence, as I have ever made it a rule of action to let editors alone.
But the vote of this House in refusing to allow the introduction of the resolution of the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Lester) places this matter in a more serious aspect.
I look upon that vote as, to some extent, endorsing the Sentinel. As long as that vote stands I can have nothing
ce the decease of Mrs. Carmichael Smyth, the mother of the late Mr. Thackeray.
Her first husband, Richmond Thackeray, the great humorist's father, died at Calcutts in 1815, when his son, William Make peace, was just four years old. Mr. Theodore Taylor, in speaking of the youthful Thackeray, remarks that "the son, after remaining in India for some time with his widowed mother, finally bade adieu forever to that country, and was brought to England in 1817.
His mother, who had married Major Carmichael Smith, still survives — a lady of more than eighty years of age, whose vigorous health and cheerful spirits are proverbial in her son's family." Since the decease of her son, however, Mrs. Smyth has not enjoyed her former robust health.
His loss was a blow from which her failing age would not allow her to recover.
She had been complaining all the summer, and as the winter cold came on, it was plain to her family that her strength was rapidly leaving her. Major Carmichael Smyth died about