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"GEORGE MANN HOOE.
"Lieut. U. S. Naty."
Thus it will be seen that the Importntit question
involved in the proceedings of the Court was
brought plainly and directly before the President of
the United States, "Me Northern man with South
ern principle .'" He examines the record, and re
turns it to the iNavy uepartmeni, witn mo snow
"The 1'resident finds nu i nunu i nurnu-
CEF.DtNGS IS THE CASE or L.T. MOOE WHICH KL
qVIRES HIS INTERFERENCE. M. Y. B."
Now. when words arc put together in a sen
tence, they are intended to have a meaning; and
no one would be disposed to accuse the President
From the Loe Cnbin Hero.
MR. VAN BUREN'S APPROVAL OF THE
PROCEEDINGS OF A COURT MARTIAL IN
WHICH NEGROES WERE ADMITTED AS
WITNESSES AUAUW AM UJHttR f ,ha United Slates of writimr words on there-
THE NAVY. cor)j r a Court Martial which he intended should
In our last number we called the attention of (he mcan nothing. What, then, did Mr. Vax Buren
nponle of Missouri to the facts of the case. We ,nan bv (hose seventeen word to which he sub
now recur to the subject, with a determination, that, Cribes th- iniatinls of his name ! Ho was called
as far as our efforts can effect it, those facts shall upon by Lieut. Hooe's protests, made on the trial,
he made known in every habitation whore a man nd bv his letter, to decide expressly the point,
resides who has been bred in a slave-holding state, whether negroes should be admitted to testify in
Wo consider it of the first importance, that so clear Courts Martial against an officer of the Navy. This
and conclusive a demonstration of the President's wts the question in which his attention mini have
views on the equality of the negro with the while, been fixed. What, then, we ask again, does Ihe
man, should be familiar to every one who lives in a endorsement mean 1 Does the President mean to
slave-holding state, or who opposes the dangerous ,t t,at he disapproves of the swearing of negroes
and malignant schemes of fanatical abolitionists, against Liput. Hooe ? Certainly not ; for he says
Everv man should know that Mr. Van Buren, ' a he "finds nothinq that requires his interference."
northern man with southern principles," as he is if he did not mean that, then, of necessity, he
called by his friends, lia9, by his action, as Presi- ,,. have meant that he approved ; for he "finds
dent of the United States, in so many words de- nothino that requires his interference." Look at
dared, that he "finds nothing," in the admission the matter in whichever way we can, and change
before a Court Martial ot a nearo Mewaraana a ne- u nH turn it however we may, we come tack, at
gro Cook to testify against a Lieutennnt in the i,,,, to the same point that Mr. Yaw Bores DE
Navy a free white citizen of the United States LIBERATELY APPROVED the admission of
"that reauires his interference." lhat Mr Van CaDtain Lew's NEGRO STEWARD AND NE'
'Juris has so declared, and has, thereby, sane- (iRO COOK, as witnesses against Lieut. Hooe, A
tioned the principle or swearing negroes as wit- FREE AMERICAN CITIZEN, and an officer in
neSSeS agninsl wnue mail, snuuiu ue jirutiuuucu 111 I me Navy I !
every neighborhood and house in the slave-holding 1 This decision, bevond all controversy, establish
slates of the Union. Had Gen. Harrison done e. s far as the official sanction of the President
such a thing, the four winds would have been lcan do it, the equality of the black with the white
loaded witn acnunciaiiuus ui mm isuu uurnuun
ist. and the people would have been required to
vent their maledictions on his hoad, until his con
demnation should be irrevocably fixed. Human
iinrenuilr could not have devised a way for his es
cane from the outpourings of bitterness lhat would
hate been let loose upon him; nor have contrived
comes like fire in pursuing the train of reflection
which tins crowning act of abolition, emanating
from the official head of the American people,
arouses. In conclusion, we have only to ask of
the free and utibought people of Missouri, whether
they will, by their votes, sustain a man, who, in
the most solemn manner he can, declares to them and
upholds the great leading dogma of abolition,
THE equality of the neoro with THEMSELVES 1
man ; -for, certainly, if the negro can be a witness
against the white man, he must be the white man s
enual. This is the cardinal anu most hideous doc
trine ot abolition, and Mr. Van Buren admits ana
approves it. Crn he be any thing, then, but an ab
oiuomstl No process or power ot human rea
soninrcan make him out any thins else; particu
course of reasonine which could have proved him krlv. when we have before us the additional facts
to his opponents to be any thing but the chief ol that he voted in the New York Convention to give
abolitionists. I free neirroes as irnod a ritrht to vote as the Kniv
We are determined that Mr. Van buren shall haired soldier of the Revolution; and also got up
be fearlessly, fully, and unlirnitedly exhibited be- instructions to Rufus King to oppose the admission
fore the people, as me most important auxiliary 0r Missouri into the union.
abolition has ever had in this country. No one man Of course. Mr. Van Buren's friends do not fail
has ever done an act which gives so powerful and to attemnt to screen him from the indignation of
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COgenc a sancuuii iu mo uwn umi ui uiuiuuiiiiuu me people 01 me siave-uuiaing sibici. wniuu nos
isls, as il r. v an duken nm uuuo in mis mmier , i already been aroused at mis last unequivocal ue-
nor have those lanaiics ever naa so great a cause monstration ot Ins abolition principles, ana nis ai
tn triumDh in the spread of their principles as now; fectation for the African race. Let us for a no-
when the President ot me united states, me very ment examine the grounds token in order to euect
head of official dignity and power, gives a solemn this. We are disposed to put the whole case be
official sanction to the admission of NEGROES as fore the people, and to let them decide upon it.
comvttenl witnesses against a white man; and in with full knowledge and clear understanding ; for
leal act declares nis acquiescencB in me great iuii- the fuller their Knowledge ana me clearer uieir uu
damoBtal principle or abolition ine equality oj me derstanding of it, the stronger and deeper wit
oiacx wiiti inc wnue mint, ineir condemnation ue.
Before proceeding, however, with further re- The oosiiions assumed by the Giobe are,
marks, we desire to recapitulate the facts of the 1st. That it has always been the practice in the
cassj in order that those who see this, and may Navy, to receive the testimony of negroes in every
not have seen the former statement, may not be ig- case.
norantof them. We premise by declaring, in the I This does not make it right. Long usoge or
most solemn and emphatic man-ier, that the facts I practice cannot make that right which is, in princi
we state are, m every particular, true ; ana mat pit, wrong. And if it has been the practice, there
no denial of them has been or con be made, with- u so much the greater reasc n why Mr. Van HuhEN
out be who makes it knowing that he utters a wil-l should, when the occasion offered, have, wilh tirm-
ful and deliberate or ignorant falsehood. We say I ness snd decision, arrested it.
this because it is the policy ot our opponents to ui. I hat the evidence of the negroes may be en
declare every charge brought against the Adminis-1 tirely rejected without affecting the decision ol
tration to be a lie, and to sticK to wis ground win. i tne court, iiow is it possible lor any one to snow
unequalled pertinacity, even in the lace of unan-1 that ! Who csn tell how much the court may
swerable and overwhelming proof. have been influenced by their evidence 1 It is out
Rut to the facts. Lieutenant George M. Hooe. of the rangeof human tagnciiy to do it. But even
of the Navy, was arraigned before a Court Mur-1 admitting, for argument's sake, that this position
tial. on charges preierreu ntraiub mm uy um- i is irue, it lias doming iu uu wiin uie mam iiuim,
mander Uriah P. Levy. Oh the trial, Ciptainlviz: the admissibility of negro testimony against
Lew brougl t forward as witnesses against Lieu- white men. This is the thing which strikes with
tenant Hooe. TWO NE'JROES. One of them harsh violence on the feelings of the peonlo of the
Was the steward, the other the cook and private jt- slave-holding states, and which the Secretury ot
to it of Captain Levy. Lieutenant jiooe nisianuy the JNavy, the Ulobe, and the fresident nave ap.
objected to the examination ot the negroes, mit proved !
ibis objection was overruled by the Court, and the I Urd. It is urged that there is no law of Congress
examination ot tnem proceeuou ; anu ir. hooe (iisquanrying negroes irom lesuiying against wnue
then ottered the following protest, as to the testi- men in the Navy. Grunt that there is none ; dues
inony of the steward, winch was, at ins request, ttie mere ahsence ot a aisqualijytng statute (itvaie to
spread upon the record : fqualtly wttti the wnite man the wnole nvgro race '.
.Ti,. h.r lnavat.il .ti.tfl to the Court. Are the people of Missouri ready to soy that be-
most distinctly, that ho solemnly protests against cause Congress has not seen fit, by law, to declare
the evidence of this witness being received and re- 'e inferiority of the negro, therefore, he is our
corded. It is far from the wish of the accused to equal i Ana, rursoom, unui mey uu pass n, uie
.,m.i m . .ui.l.npa tihirh Court mav deem officers of the Navy are to be . laced on an equa
Wal ; but the witness is a colored man, and there- looting with negro stewards and cooks, and to hold
fore, in the opinion oi me accused, is noi a compe
(ent witness, even before this tribunal.
G. M. I100E,
Lieutenant of the V. S. Katy."
After the evidence of this negro witness was
taken, Lieutenant Hooe otfored the following pa
per, which, at his request, was also spread upon
The accused having protested against the evi
deuco of this witness, on the ground that he con
ceives bis testimony to be altogether illegal ; thai
he knows it would be so considered before thecivil
tribunals of this Territory, the forms end customs
of which, he humbly thinks, should be as closely
followed by a Martial Uturt as possible; mere
The following very forcible and just re.narks,
we copy from the Missouri Republican.
"The times, the situation of the country, its
business, yuur present and future prospects demand
that you come forward and take part in the glorious
work of redeeming the government from the bands
of the spoilers. There is but little time in which
the work of reformation can be carried. In little
more than two weeks the State election comes on.
Whatever you do. to be effective in any State atTuirs,
must be done immediately: and all should remem
ber tho fact, that the State election will, in a great
degree, control the Presidential election. If the
Whigs succeed, even partially in the Mate election,
they will be encouraged to make renewed efforts for
the November election; but if the majorities con
tinue as great as formerly against them; if the
spoilers are re-elected; if the Vandals continue to
hold the capitol; it would be in vain to struggle.
Every thing depends upon the UNION AND
ZEAL with which the Whigs come to the polls on
the first Monday in August. A vote in Novem
ber WILL NOT BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN IT 18 IN
August. This is the first great battle, and is but
the prelude to the contest for the Presidency: if in
this we are defeated by any lack of zeal on the part
or our friends; it they stay away from the polls, or
suffer others to stay away; if coming, they split and
divide their vote. suQ'er local prejudices or personal
predelictions to induce them to divide and distract
their vote.giving evidence to the friends of the
Whig cause, in other parts that they are not uni
ted. WE WILL BE DEFEATED. If, on the op
posite hand, we are united: if every man feels that
upon himself personally, rests the lesponsiniuiy
of the Whigs success; if he not only goei himself,
but sees that his neighbors and acquaintances go;
if being there he lends all his moral and political
influence to secure the success of the whole ticket,
THE WHIGS CAN AND WILL SUCCEED.
Every man, but especially the young men, should
remember, that if the Whigs carry the State, they
cannot expect to carr" it but by a small majority.
Iow what would be the feelings ot any wnig n
the election of Governor, Congressmen, or a ma
jority in the Legislature, was lost by a single vote
and he had failed to vote, wouiu ne noi ex-
rerience the deepest consciousness of remorse;
Would he not look upu himself as the executor of
his country's prosperity, as the destroyer of. not
only his own, but the hopes of thousands ot his
fellow citizens! cum things nave occurred in
other States great elections have been cotr.roled
by the loss or gain of n single vote. No patriot, in
a crisis like the present, should fail to be at his
post, and not only to be there, but to exert the 111
Huence and power he possesses.
Wo cannot but express our approbation of the
just and liberal course pursued by Colonel Johnson,
the Vice President of tho United Statss, in relation
to the Hero of the Thames. While in New York,
the Col. was received with every mark of courtey,
and by citizens of all parties. He visited Castle
Garden on Friday, where he made a very neat re
ply to an address by Alderman Purdy. In the course
of his remarks, he said:
"I never allow invself, Mr. President, to be com
plimented on an occasion like the present, without
remembering the brave corps who shared with me
he perils and dangers of our common cause.
THERE WERE NO COWARDS THERE; and
yet I know not why I should speak of this, fur true
courage is but a common quality of an American
heart. 1 have been complimented too, as the serv
ant of the people, in a civil capacity. I have so
served as there representative for thirty-three years
without one word of rebuke from my constituents,
except on one occasion, when they did not under
stand the facts of the case. I have had occasion to
draw down some opprobrium by the part which 1
took in relation to the petitions of a large number
of persons, more tcan 20.000. for the stoppage of
the mail upon the oabbnth. I have been called an
infidel and a heretic; but, sir, if I am not deserving
the name of Christian, I was at least brought up
by Christian parents, and educated on Christian
principles, and to them I still look as my solace and
The above is the true spirit, not only of a man
but of a christian and a patriot. The same evening
the Vice President dined ot the American fotol,
with the Common Council. -Gen. Sanford, in making
some public remarks, adverted to the u.-efol employ
ment of the militia during the late war. Colonel
Johnson, in reply, went over the principal incidents
of the battle of the Thames and the attack on Proc
tor's division, and said, " When my gallant com
mander (HARRISON,) gave the order for a charge,
I knew we could do the business in thirty minutes!"
ad. This brings us bock to the practices of Rus
sia, of Spain, Cuba, and the other enlightened
countries from which this n Jminislration seek to
draw examples of good government. This is a hard
money government a government that degrades
the character of its citizens that renders credit
and honor of no value that oppresses the poorund
elevates the rich that holds men in bondage for
life because a misfortune has deprived them of the
means of paying their debts that is seeking to
make the some distinction in society that exists in
the country from which they draw examples for an
exclusive hard woneiy currency and a standing army.
They are trying to humble the man of enterprise
and industry, and make him a "hewer of wood and
drawer of water" to the office holder and hard money
lender of our cities. They will succeed, if the
people choose it to make serfs uf unfortunate men
vassals who will beg for a petty ofliee, or enlist in
a standing army. To this state of unqualified de
gradation we are rapidly coming; and nothing ran
save this country from absolute tyranny but an en
tire abandonment of the men who now rule this
once prosperous and happy land with a rod of iron.
We call upon all to unite in producing this change.
"Rotation in office is a democratic principle."
These men have been in office so long that they as
sume to be the masters instead of the servants of
the people. Give us a change, and we have every
reason to hope for a revival of confidence and busi,
ness, which will bring with it prosperity and happiness
their commissions at the mercy of whoever may
by bribery and iutrigue, suborn them to "bear fuUe
Truly, the astute editors of the Globe must be
dumioutided Willi cunslernation, 'o attempt so lame
a defence of an act, which, by itself, will arouse a
lar more extended and intense indignation through
out the slave-holding States, than all the efforts ab
olitionists have ever made.
A slight examination of the consequences of the
establishment of this principle, and wo will close
our ulready too extended remarks. If negroes ore
to be allowed to testify against olhcers of the rsavy,
it follows, of course, that they have the same priv
ilege against officers of the Army. Where then,
will hit tli phivulrv. Mia hnnnr. thn crtorv of these
fore asks to spread upon the record the fact that he branches of the national defence 1 What high
cannot consent to, ana lias totally ueciiuea cross souled American citizen will sccept a post in a
examining this witness. service from which he ean be driven by a negro's
utun'jL iiinmi iiwwv., lt,slimonul Not one can be lound : sua the otlices
Lieutenant U. 4J. Auiy. f ,ie Aimv and Navy will soon be tilled with men
Mr. Hooe entered upon the record a similar ob I wi,n hold the negro to be their equal : a state of
jection to the reception of the testimony of the 1 things too monstrous to be contemplated with the
iok. nuiwiinaiauaing an uuieuiiuim, hubii i slightest patience ur lurueimncu.
the Court Martial proceeded to pass judgment on the Again ; if a negro can be a witness against a
accused, of which the following is the conclusion : lieutenant, he can as well be against a Commodore
"And the Court, ther fore, hath and dotli sen- or a Major General ; and mus, such men as hull
tence the said Lieut. Georob M. Hooe to be (lis-1 in the Navy, or as Scott and Uaines in the Army,
missed from the West India Squadron, after hav- can be as easily driven, in disgrace, rrora inuir sta
ing been reprimanded in general orders by the lions, as Lieut. Hooe could from the squadron to
honorublo the Secretary of the Navy." which he was attached I Who, lhat feels a spark
The proceedings of the Court, trif Lieut. Hooe', prwe in me crave men wno loug.u or o. r . -.
.v - ..b......:..j . .1.- c trv's honor, can bear, for a moment, the thought of
From the Madisonian.
ECONOMY OF MARTIN VAN BUREN'S
During tho night on which the discussion of the
Sub-Treasury Bill was brought to a close in the
Committee of the Whole, Mr. Proffit, of Indiana
mode a speech of great ability and effect, which we
hone will be given to the public at length. There
was one passage that presented, in a most striking
manner, the unparalleled extravngar.cn of this Fed
eral Administration, and the holluwncss of all its
professions of economy. We now publish this
part of the speech, and call the attention of our
readers to its statements. They may be startling:
but they are true.
Mr. Proffit said, that the honorable gentleman
from Georgia, Mr. Cooper, had spoken of Mr. Van
Buren's recommendation of economy. Mr. P. said
that he was willing toallow that the President had
made professions of economy, but the question here
was, has he practised on those professions! Mr. P.
said ho would read a statement of expenditures
made bv Mr. Van Buren, which statement he (Mr.
P.) had placed in the hands of the Chairman of the
Committee of ways and weans, previous to mat
rrpntleman addressing the committee, wilh a special
request that he would refute tho statement, if it
was erroneous. This, the chairman had neglected
to do. and. therefore. Air. P. felt it his duty to read
it. Sir, said Mr. Proffit, I charge upon Mr Van
Rurer.. that he has expended over and above all the
accruing revenue of the Government, since he come
into power, Twenty-seven Millions Three undred
Thousand Dollars, and has run the Gouernment in
deht Five Millions more, ana now 1 will prove it.
The act providing for the distribution of the sur
r.lns reienuo directed lhat on tlio 1st day of Janu
ary, H37. it should be distributed, retaining in the
n j. i iMn im
There wa, in fact, retained upwards
cif fflo.000.000. but I place it merely
Bonds given by the Bank of United
Stales iur unueu oiuies aiwn
owned in said bank, three of which
hn.wfs have been co'lected by Mr.
Van Buren. .... 6,000,000
The fourth instalment of surplus rev.
enue directed to be distributed to
the Stales, and withheld by act of
Congress in October. H37, which
monev was in the Treasury, up
wards of 9.300,000
Bonds for duties due beforo
and which were extended on ac
count of the great fire in New
York, and which fell into the re
ceiols after Mr. Van Buren cme
into office, about - 6,000.000
If we regard the $-2,000,000 Treas
ury notes as paid, which were out
standing at the opening of Con
gress, and which have not vet been
called in, then we inn-t charge Mr.
Van Buren with the lutely author
ized issue of Treasury nutes, 5,000,000
Sfavy, who endorses thu.n. "Approved." Lieut. are po'bility of such an event taking pl.ee!
Hooe thVn appeals directly to the President, com- Yet. start ing as ,t may be, why may we not wit-
p aiding of li e irregularities of the Court, g.mer- es" '" lf r V.B"",?
Illy, and concluding with the following state- doctrine is to be recognized and carried out in
I A : . t A m- n Un m!t i.niuaa nn"iinut ID
X here is one inner puun . . iUiimS. - . t.hl;l, .n orTencB reuuirini? a mere
the Court (touching their legality; to wincin ; reoriinoud. what is to prevent their giving lesti
vita the nanicu ar attention ui your excellency, li , u- . i.: . ; ,.,a ,,f u,r
r . II C.tU.. - I H1UIIV IIIUII WVUIU M-Ilici ll UN, VI , III v. " - .
respects a matter to which all Southern men are . . . . . . .. Where their ad-
dxeuly sensitive-and it not overruled py your fcx- . ... ' , ,f ,dlni,sib,8 ., .n m,t it
celiency. will assuredly ine ma..r ... - - ,Aml if adini,giU9 in every
....., .i. u in ,,ri,irrMs of the proceedings ' . " . . . . j ........ . L. ...J..
iiuiii u.o ,-; .....vr.i3 .
case, how low and degraded must that man be, who
will wear a uuitorru which can, at any moment, ne
stripped from him by a concerted and well con.
peeled chain of negro testimmxy !
And lastly ; an officer can b convieisd on ne
gr testimony alone. If the negro bo competent at
all. he is iusi as much so as a white man ! and the
This most distinguished ufliuer iu the Army or Navy is
of the Court, two negroes, one cook, and the oilier
the private Howard of Commander Levy, were in
troduced as witnesses against ino. I protested
against iheir legal competency to be witnesses in
the Territory of Florida, on the ground that they
warm iiciriMR. Tlio Court disregarded my excep
tion, end, as the record shows, they were allowed
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From the Madisonian'
GAG LAW FOR 200,000 MEN.
In the "details of the plan for the organization
of the militia is the following section :
"20lh. That the militia of the United States, or
any portion thereof, when employed in the service
of the United States shall be subject to the same rules
and articles of war as Uie troops of tlie United
What are the rules and articles of war to which
Mr. Van Buren would subject the militia of the
United States 1 Here is one of the "rules and ar
" Art. 5th Any officer or soldier, who shall use
contemptuous or disrespectful icsrtsagainstlbe Pre
sident of the United Stales, against the Vice Presi
dent thereof, against the Congress of the United
States, or against the Chief Magistrate of any of
the United States in which they may be quartered :
if a commissioned officer, shall be cashiered, or
otherwise punished, as a Court Martial shall direct;
it a non-comrms-loned othcer. or soldier, tie sunn
suffer such punishment as shall be inflicted on him
by the sentence of a Court Martial."
How many citizens of the United Slates does the
Executive propose to gag in that way! 200.000
besides the standing army ! Listen to tho follow.
g paragraph fruui the last annual report of the
Secretary of War.
"It is proposed to divide the United States into
ihl military districts, unci to organize the mili'ia
ii eacn district, so as to have a body of twelve
ihuusund five hundred men in uc'.ive service, and
anuther of equal number as a reserve. This wnuid
ive unarmed militia J one of lU Ub.MJUcU
HOUSA.ND MEN, so drilled and stationed as to
be readv to take their places in the ranks in de.
fence ' of the country, whether called upon to op
pose the enemy or repel the invader.
What said Mr. Van Buren to the scheme of Ins
Secretary and cabinet Councillor ! In his last un
nual message he used the following language :
"The present condition of the defences of our
principal seaports and navy yards, as represente
the accompanying report ui mis orurcmry
War, calls for Ihe early snd serious attention oi
Conrress: and as connecting itself intimately
with this subject, coimof recomminl tw strongly
to uour consideration the plan submitted by that otn
.i ...... .r a,, .... :t; , ..f u. i ,.,,
cer, j or ute orguiui-tiiuii "j i iii,uiy
This, then, is Ihe most arbitrary and uuli-l'.c
publican law ever attempted by any Executive ol
the Union. It is the Alien and Sedition law o
modern Federalism; as odious and tyrannical os
ever was its prototype. What! prohibit Lysrbi
trary and severe penalties, 200,000 men from
speaking "contemptuously or disrespectfully" of
Martin Van Buren, or of the Vice President, or o
Congress, or of any State Governor ! There ha
been nothing like it since the old Blue Lowso
Connecticut, when it was unlawful fur a man to
kiss his wife on Sunday. No. There has been but
one parallel to it in modern times, and that is Ken
dall and Miles' law to pruhibit all persons from
carrying a letter, or newspaper, on any muil route
in the United States ! Verily, this Administration
outstrips by a sightless distance, all the ultra Fed
eralism of the reign of Terror.
Mr. Van Buren, then, has expended over and
above all the accruing revenue, the sum of tweniy
seven millions three hundred tin usand dollars, an
run in debt five millions more, making the ninoun
of expenditure beyond Ihe income of the Govern
Now suppose, kir, said Mr. P., that the public
coffers had bee einpiy when air. Van Bu.en cunie
into office, and thut ho could have laid his hands u
nothing hut the regular income of the Governmeni
from imports and pub ic lands, wnai would nav
been our present condition! Thirty-two millions in
debt. I low long, sir, could we stand this without
M. Van Buren has been in office a little more tin
three years, and has expended 433.300,00(1 ofcapi
tal besides our regular income. Should be be re.
elected, he will in eight years, at the some rate
have expended, over and above ihe accruing reve
nuo, upwards of OysEVENTV-oxe millions. C0
This, sir, u economy! bcsutinil, praiseworthy ccou
omy I ' !
From the Stockholder.
VAN BUREN'S COURSE CALL
FOR THE BOOK!
Rr. Redman carries with liim olland's life
of V. B., from which we miike the following ex
tracts. Let the voters call for the Book. In
addition to his course in opposition to Mo., mi J
in favour of free negroes, let the people cai7 on
him for the Book, which admits that he voted
onanist Madison, the War candidate for the
Presidency. Let the book be called for every.
In 1820, this Missouri question being still un
settled, Mr. Van Buren then being a member of
the New Vork Legislatuie, voted for a resolution,
nstrucling the JSew V ork delegates in Congress
to oppose the admission ol Missouri into the
Union, unless she were restricted as to slavery.
tor proof of this set the following extract from
Holland's life of Van Buren, pages 116 and
Tho attention ot tho Legislature of New
York, was called to the question of admitting
Missouri into the Union, with the riht lo hold
slaves, in the message ol uov. unnton, at the
opening of the session in January, 1820. An
expression of their opinion was earnestly re-
commended. In compliance with this recom
mendation, the House of Representatives adopted
a resolution instructing their Senators and re
questing their Representatives of the State in
Congress, to oppose the admission, as a state,
in the Union, ol any territory, not comprised
within the original boundary of the United
States, without muking tho prohibition of slavery
therein nn indispensable condition of admission.
Ihe senate concurred in (his resolution without
divisi n or debdta , unci among them Mr. Vnn
Buren, though it was not brought before the
Legislature by his agency. Still he must be re
aided as having coir ui re ', at that tune, in tho
sentiment of the resolution lhu3 adopted by the
The last Hickory Club prefaces the letter of Jude
Reynolds on the " Currency mil," wilh the follow
ing paragraph :
"The views txprewd by Judge Reynolds in
relation to the currency, are SOUND, end such
as will meet the HEARTY APPROBATION of
every one who is in favor ol ridding our Slate of
worthless shin plister currency, and filling up the
vacuum wilh gold and silver."
Wc'l. If the views of the Jwlgc sre thus entit
led to the highest consideration uf tho parly how
will they get along with those of Jud;;c Rawlins,
Doctor Redman, and the others, which are exactly
the reverse I (ft Read the letter of the Judgo iti
the Times of the lth, and in the Democrat of ti.
1 5th instant especially this sentence :
"I would make no distinction between our
bank and those of other States, and thus avoid
Now, all we wish to add is this that citizens,
(Democrats and Whigs alike;) who are opposed t'i
the odious and unrepubliran provisions of tbi
Cuhrencv Bill" may consistently vote forjudge
Reynolds, who at last comes out and denounces it
equally with General Clark and the other Whig can
didates; but that such citizens cannot consistently
for J. VV. Redman who introduced, suppor'ed. and
voted for it in tho Wouie, or Judge Rawlins who
alike supported and voted for it In the Senate. As
to Judge Peeler, Captain Bowlin, and Squire Jack
son, their time seems to be taken up so entirely it
repeating the calumnious accusations against Gen-
eral Harrisen for concealing his opinions, as m
leave thcui not an hour to declare or publish t'tcir
own! lhey will not deny that thpv have been m.
pealrdly called upon, by tongue, and pen, :mJ presjr,
but they are in fact as silent as they mistakenly
or falsely charge the frank and open soldier of Ohio
The people will decide upon timfniniusx and on
sistSTtry of these gentlemen on Monday. Keineir
bnrit is they who repeat the slang and falsehood of
the Globe, the Democrat, and the Clu'i, and invmyh
so piteously against the policy of voting fur en:
man who will not declare hi sentiments, icws,
and opinions. Voters who are titems-ilvs const-:-
cut will apply the rule to them.
ANOTHER ATTEMPT OF THE CABAL TO
DEPRIVE THE PEOPLE OF LIGHT,
Among the most detestable projects devised by
the Federal Loco-foco managers in this city to j;rt
vent tho diffusion of correct intelligence among the
people, is the Bill introduced into the Senate, on
ihc'-i'Jth of last month purporting In uiendlm
existing post office laws. This unconstitutional
and anti-republican measure was (we understand)
suggested, if not actually framed, in the Post Office
Department: and it certaiuly bears the impress cf
the spirit of those unprincipled partizans and yoke
fellows, Kendall and Niiej. It prohibits, under
severe penalties, the conveyance of any letter or
packet containing any written or printed pieces oi
paper, on any post road, or i-onJ parallel to a pott
road, and ulso, unless by the authority and con
sent of the Postmaster General, on any steamboat,
packet-boat, or other vessel that regularly plies on
any water declared to be a (Ost road, unless su-h
lct:er or packet relutes to the cargo !
It also makes it ptnal for any passenger pas"ing
over uuy ruuroou, n iu any sieauiuuat, over aivv
water, declared to be a post-road, to carry any let
ters or sealed packets, for carrying which" he sU.l
receive any couipen-ution.
The Federal Loco-focos, not satisfied with em
ploying, without stint or measure, all the facilities
of their organized Post Offices for the transmission
of their purtizan publicotions not content with
throwing every obstacle in the way of the distribu
tion of the newspapers and documents of the Op
position through the mails, now attempt to iinOj
lenaliies for the u-e of any other means which irny
oe taken to spread information among the people.
This bill was called up iu the Senate yesterday.
Mr. 7utitington of Conn, pointed out its unconsti
tutional and dangerous character in a few forcibia
and puiu'.rd remarks.
Mr. Lais, of Massachusetts, also made some
observa'ions aguinst it.
After a poor attempt at vindica'ion by the Chair
.nan uf the Post Office Committee, (Mr. Robinson,
of Illinois,) in which not another Federal Loco-foe"
present had the hardihood to bear him out, this in
I famous bill the progeny of the Globe clique was
nailed lu the ta'Je. Madi-onian.
Receiver Genebal at Sr. Lous. This
important office in the new system of Govern
ment experimenting, has been filled. We un
derstand that the appointment has been conferred
upon Dr. Pens, of Saline county, at present u
member of the State Senate from the districts of
Saline, Pettis and Benton. Of Lr. Pfs.v, we
know nothing, peisoua'ly. He is, we believe, a
very respectable man in every respe t, and will
prolnbly fill the place asuvll as any other Loco
Foc. He is moi cover, a hard money man, and
voted, in the Legislature, for the infamous "Cur
ri'iicy Bill"' infamous, even as it passed the
House, though greatly changed Irom the shape in
which it was drafted by Col. Beston and first
presented to thai body.
Ur. Penh will of course accent, and thus a va-
total and unqualified, exclusion, for he would not Icancy will be created in ihe Senate from his dis.
draw a revenue from them negroes rind mulat- Inct. I his vacency cannot be filled at the gen
ii! 1321, Mr. Van Buren was a member of a
Convention lor amending the Constitution of
New Yoik, and voted in favor of allowing Free
JS'egroes the right ot" voting at elections.
See Holland's Life of Va Buren page 157.)
"By ihe old Constitution of New York, no
distinction was made wilh regard to color in the
qualification of electors. In the Convention of
Amendments, a proposition to restrict the light
of voting to white citizens was rejected by a vote
of sixty. three to fifty-one. A long and eloquent
debate precetloJ this nijdctiijii ; Mr. Van Buren
did not participate in th j dubute, but voted wilh
the majority, Al a subsequent period, in the busi-ue-is
of the Convention, when the qualifications of
electors were fixed, the blacks were excluded
from ihe rigiit of voting, unless possessed of a frte
hold estate,' of the value of two hundred and fifty
dollars, and were exempted from taxation to a cor
responding extent. This provision, which eon
tinues to be a part of the Constitution of New
Voik, received his assent in the following re
"Mr. Van Buren said, he had voted against a
DIRECT TAXES! Let the People reap.
The Washington MsdUouiuo of the 9th instant,
concludes an able article as follows :
Murk what they have done during this session
of Congress. They hive established a currency of
gold and silver lor ihe government, by which lhey
will accumulate all the specie of the country into
the hands of the sub-treasurers, to be paid out to
The expenses of this administration are upward-
of thirty-seven millions per annum. Tho whole
specie iu the country is estimated by Mr. van iiu
ren, Kendall, Blair, and Benton, at eighty millions.
You will ilius perceive that the government re
quires nearly one half of all the specie in the t'uiuu
lor us ownattairs; and, what is mure rapidly con
suiii.natiiijr their foul dcsiirn upon the freedom of
the people, lhey have now resolved to resort to direct
taxation, and to enable them to do so, at the next
session of Congress, lhey hive instructed ihe cen
sus takers, throughout the land, to make a perfect in
ventory of every man's property, so tlrnt they may
know tiou to impose the lax. This has bcim avowed
by the partisan of the government here.
They are compeUcJ to resort to this course to
obtain the specie for the oilke holders. cannot
be procured any other way. It is now scattered over
the whole of this broad land; custom houses and
t a rill's cannot collect it. The coin is among tlio
farmers and labourers ol tne country, aud it must
be picked up from their pockets iu sums of from
r.6 to eno hunlrte di'liar . this is t.ie 'rwi'
toes and yet deny to them the right of suffrage,
But this proviso met his approbation. They
were exempted from taxation uu til they had qual
ified themselves to vote. The right was not de
nied, to exclude any person of the community
who will not exercise the right of suffrage in its
purity. This held out inducements to indus'.ry
and would receive his support.
Again we say to the Whig candidates and
Whig voteis, cull for the Bojk, and compel Dr.
Redman to lead and explain tho above extracts.
We predict, however, that from ihe moment he
sees this article he will leave his book at h "'tne,
or pretend he has mislaid or lost it. Call for
eral election, uecause tne taw requires inn thnty
days notice of every special election shall b;
given. Aew Era.
From the SlKkhuldir.
JEFFERSON, JACKSON, AND GRL'NDV,
BOON, JACKSON. AND LOWRV.
We presume every citizen in the county has been
informed the President of the Bink, the Cashier of
the Bank, and the Reverend gentleman who is the
Register of the Land Office, have all openly and
unblushingly entered the field, as stump orators in
the county canvass in this county. As their la
bours are principally directed lo excite the preju
dices of old Jackson men against Col. Birch, who
they charge with leaving the Jackson party, he
takes of them the sweet revenge of reading in their
presence the official declarations of the three dis
tinguished republicans whom they pretend lo fol
low, in which they set forth their most pointed and
explicit condemnation of the vary practice in which
lhey are engaged ! The shot is a dead one.
In pld Herkimer, New York. 7tKK) frirnl of
fytrison l'trncd nut, ,.n b ir eond f o, in ilSrv.
Scb-tkeasurymm. A large amount of gold,
$1UU,000, was recently shipped from St. Louis to
New Vork- It was put up in bags and packed in
a keg, which was scaled in tie uuul manner. The
ken was shipped to New Orleans, there sliiinjod on
board a vessel, and when it arrive J at New Vork,
(and it is said lo have arrived in go d order and
with the seals unbroken,) was dedal four Lag-, ur
about -3,0UU. Mailisoman.
An Incident. The Philadelphia Standard re
lates a singular occurrence which look place on
the lourth. An old gentleman liom Indiaiiu,
passing up Chesnut street, ubseived a crowd nc.ir
ihe Slate House. On elbowing bis way into the
midst of the crowd, he discovered a discussion
going on between a friend ol" General ariison
aud a supporter of Mr- Van Buren. Aiiei lis
tening a lew moments he accosted the Van Bu
ren man and enqiiiicd, "Did 1 not hear you sty la
General Harrison a coward '" "Vet," replied
tne man, "I did call him a coward, and l liave a
riehtso lo call him, for I know him well, and
served under him at Fort Meigs J" "Do you
know ine T asked our friend from lndinns. The
man replied he did not. Yes," said the luiU
anian, "you do you certainly must remember
Cnptain , of the company in whxh you say
you served. I tie poor wreicn immediately i
came pale with fear; "l would not expose you"
continued our friend, ' If I had not caught you
traducing youi commander, and uttering thing
which you know to be false is youi own heart "
Turning to the byiianders, tba Indianian contin
ued "Gentlemen, this white haired old man be
longed to a company commanded by me it Kor
Meigt under General arrison , he publtclv
drummed out of the camp, after the retreat of th
British and Indians, foe theft and the frosrtt
jowitdire."' Th ffi-t npri tb- pfp5 S
railv im.ii!n H.