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Company, for the purpose of introducing emigrants for labor. Referred. Also an act to incorporate the Albemarle Insurance Company. Referred. Resolutions of inquiry were offered, and agreed to by the House. Scaling of debts. By Mr. Grattan.--That the Committee on Courts of Justice inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the scaling of debts contracted with reference to the currency of the State during the war, and to the scaling of debts during the same period, or whartering the Virginia and North Carolina Land and Immigration Society, and report by bill or otherwise. Public Printing. A message from the Senate announced that body had declined to concur in the resolution of the House letting the public printing by contract, and that they proposed a joint committee on the subject, of nine from the House and five from the Senate, was received, and the House agreed to the committee of conference. On motion of Mr. Grattan, the House adjourned.
liberation. The emotional element must not be permitted to predominate. That method which implies the greatest self-possession imparts the keenest edge to the blow, and irony does not admit of a successful reply. No one understood better than Grattan the effect of the contemptuous method. The best illustration of his use of it is his reply to an obscure but aspiring opponent in the Irish House of Commons, who assailed him in a stupidly scurrilous speech with the hope of drawing upon himself the invective which had so often smitten Flood and Fitzgibbon. But Grattan could not condescend to give his opponent the celebrity he craved. Rising in his seat, he simply said: "I shall make no other remark on the personalities of the honorable member who has just spoken than merely to say that, as he rose without a friend, so he has certainly sat down without having made an enemy." An example of irony, covering the most insulting scorn, is found in the celebrated encounter of Cu