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F or resident--II
i:UY CLAY, of Kentucky.
1 A sound National Currency, regulated by the
Kill and authority l the Mutton.
2. An adequate Revenue with fair Protection to
3. J nM restraints on the Executive power, em
bracing a further restriction on the exercise of the
4. A faithful administration of the public in
main, with an onnitable distribution of the pro
ceed of sales of it among all the States.
9. An honest and economical administration of
the Genera! Government, leaving public officers
perfect freedom of thought and of the right of
futlrajrc; b'.it with suitable restraints against im
proper interference in elections.
0. An amendment to the Constitution, limiting
the incumbent eftlre Presidential otlice to a single
Whig Candidates for Elector of President
and Vice President of the U. S.
1st. Dis.-TII. I.. ANDERSON, of Marion.
2nd. Dis. R0BT. WILSON, of Randolph.
3rd. Dis. A. W. DONIPHAN, of Clay.
4th. Dis. JOHN G. MILLER, of Cooper.
5th. Dis. JOHN S. WAD DILL, of Greene,
fuh. Dis. J. RANNEY. of Cape Girardeau.
7ih. Dis. I1KNRY S. GEYER, of St. Louis.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1S41.
Our attention has been frequently cited
to the illiberal and dishonest course of the
"Missouri Democrat," published in this
place, in giving publicity to known slan
ders and vile cat ricaturcs of leading whigs
and whig principles; and vc have had es
pecial requests made of us to call the at
tention of the public to the unfair course
that paper was pursuing. But we have
deemed it not worth while, for various
reasons, one of which is, that that paper
has its principal circulation among the ultra
clique men in this immediate vicinity, most
of whom know what it contains to be false,
while others arc so blinded with prejudice
and ignorance, that any correction that
might be made would have no influence
with them. We shall pay more attention
to these matters in future, with the hope,
of disabusing the minds of a portion of
the community, in reference to the public
acts of Mr. Clay.
Some weeks since the "Democrat" con
tained the old exploded charge cf "bar
gain, intrigue and corruption," against Mr.
Clay, in the electron of Mr. Adams to the
Presidency. This charge, the editor of
the Democrat knew to be false for the
single reason that if it had never been
proven to be so before, the letter of Car
tcr Beverly, voluntarily written, and exten
sively published in the country but a short
time since, totally upsetting the whole
charge, must have been seen and read by
him. But we have further evidence of its
falsity, in the following paragraph which
w'e take from the "Mill Boy," which seems
to have been written for the purpose of
correcting the "Democrat's" statement. It
"We have not time just now to go into dis
cussion of this snbject. In due time we shall
enter upon it fully, (i is sufficient at present to
pronounce the whole story A DIABOLICAL
AND EXPLODED SLANDER, which no in
telligent, decent, and honest man in the United
States either believes or would aid in spreading.
B it suppose it were true, what is the Democrat's
position? What is the position of Martin Yam
Bcsen asd Thomas II. Bentoh? Is it any
better than Mr. Clay's? What are the facts?
The infamous charge was mada in February,
1S23. About one month after Us promulgation.
President AJams nominated Mr. Clay to the
Senate, as Secretaiy of State. Van Buren and
Benton were both in the Senate at the time,
AND BOTH VOTED FOR THE CON
FIR.VIATION OF MR. CLAY'S APPOINT
MENT.' Now, if the charge had been true,
how can the Democrat excuse thern for this
vote? If it was true, then Mr. Clay was receiv.
ing from the hands of Mr. Adams the reward of
IT.. . . 1 l' i l nt-rii.nr . . i . nr.
r.ii lorrniiiun. anu DCftW .wu lin.l.M.
TON VOTED TO GIVE IT TO HIM! In
the language of the law, they were accessaries
a fie r the fact. He made the bargain, and they
ronftrmed it! He did the deed, and they ratified
it! With this fact in existence, the Democrat's
folly and malicious recklessness recoil upon it
felf. He cannot implicate Mr. Clav. without, at
the same tunc, dragging in his candidates for
President and Senator. We advise him to let
the matter alone; for we venture unhesitatingly
to say, that neither of those gentlemen ever be
lieved one syllable of so foul and atrocious a
The votes of Messrs. Van Buren and
Benton, for Mr. Clay, a month after the
charge had been made, is enough to con
vince any democrat of its falsity, whilst it
alio convicts the "Democrat" of a cold
blooded slander, for political effect.
The last number of the "Democrat" con-
lams uij ciuau ji'irpuriing to uc taken
from a speech of Mr. Clay on "the bill to
grant pre-emption rights to the settlers on
the public Iand9, delivered in the Senate
of the United States in 1835," which con
tains sentiment he never uttered, evidently
prepared by some infamous scoundrel, and
readily circulated through the democratic
paper, when their editors mit9t have known
it in be, what Mr. Clay pronounced it,
u "gnat carricature." They must have
kruwu it was false, beca'j: Mr. Clav so
pronounced it in the Senate, ami because
he wrote the following letter, contradicting
it, in September of last year, which has
been passing round in the papers ever
since, and which was published in the
"Times" but three weeks ago:
Asm. ami, '25th Sept. IS J 3.
Deab Sir: 1 received your favor transmitting
a number of the Lee County Democrat, contain.
tng a copy ol what purports to be a speech or
mine delivered on the pre cmption hill in the
senate on the Sihh ol January, 13.53. It is a
gross carricature of what I said, and 1 so pro
nounced it in the Senate.' 1 rogret that I have
no copy of lire correction by nie, but it was pub.
lished at the time in the National Intelligencer.
I was opposed to the pre-emption policy by
itself. I believed it fraught with injustice to the
public, that it occasioned great iiregularity in
the settlement ol the public lands, and engen
dered controversy and dispute among the set
tlers. When, without the authority of law, the
public lands were settled, I considered and
treated such settlements as tresspasses on the
public property. So did President Van Buren in
his message to Congress. But I never used the
epithets, which were put in my mouth, against
the pre emptioners themselves, many of whom I
know to bo respectable, and my friends. 1 was
willing, on a general adjustment of the land
question, to combine the pte-emption ana uistri
bution principles together. And accordingly
you will had in the Senates Journal ol is lu,
and 1811, (pages loo G.) that I voted lor such a
combination. Again: I voted for the Distribu
tion bill of the Extra Session of 1641, in which
the pre-emption principle is incorpot.ited, and
large and liberal grants of land ate mado to the
Accept my best wishes for your health and
Your fiiend and ob'l servant,
Mr. J. II. Clat Mudd.
The editor of the Democrat must have
seen the above contradiction before his
last paper was issued, in which he published
the extract Mr. Clay pronounces a "gross
carricature;" he must have known that the
extract which he selected for his paper, pin
not contain the views of Mr. Clay that
he was doing that gentleman injustice, gross
injustice, in publishing as his sentiments,
what he knew he never expressed. Why,
then, this injustice? Why not act fairly,
honestly giving to his readers correct in
formation, and leaving them to judge
whether Mr. Clay was worthy of their sup
port or not?
The increasing popularity of Mr. Clay
so terrifies the democrats, that they are
beginning even to doubt the success of
Mr. Van Buren in Missouri; and use this
unfair means to array the inhabitants of
the new Stales against Mr. Clay, by repre
senting him as being opposed to ihe pre
emption system; Mr. Clay has ever been
in favor of granting pre-emptions to aclua
settlers, and has advocated and volcd for
pre-emption bills which we believe is
more than can be said, with truth, for Mr.
Van Buren; but he was opposed to the act
tlement of the public land?, without the
authority of law, and so was Mr. Van Bu
ren, and so is every body. In his first an
nual Message, Mr. Van Buren speaks of the
settlement of the public lands, by squatters,
in the absence of laws on the subject, as
an "encroaciime.nt on the rights of the
United States." And further, speaking of
the settlement of the public lands, by set
tlers, with the expectation that pre-emption
laws would be passed for their benefit,
in the same Message, he says "This
"course of legislation tends to impair pub
"lie respect for the laws of the country.
"Either the laws to prevent ixtrisions on
"the public lands should be executed, or, if
"that should be impracticable or inexpe
"dient, they should be modified or repealed.
''If the public lands are to be considered
"as open to be occupied by any, they
"should, by law, bo thrown open to all."
And he further goes on to recommend to
Congress to remove as far as possible, the
causes which produce "intrusions upon the
public lands." A considerable portion of
the Message is devoted to the subject of
the public lands, and the settlements made
thereon, without the authority of law, and
Mr. Clay has never went further than this,
and the attempt to render hitu odious to
the settlers will prove an abortion, and as
is generally, and very properly, the case,
will recoil on the heads of its originators.
We will publish Mr. Van Buren's vote on
the subject of pre-emption rights shortly.
DCTWill Mr. Hall publish Mr. Clay's
letter contradicting the extract published
in his last paper? Will he do him the jus
tice to publish it. Nous Venous.
A Tyler State Convention was held in St. Lou
is last Tuesday wejk. The Convention met at
the National Hotel, and went through the usual
routine of business, viz: speech making, adopting
resolutions in favor of their men and principles,
(Sec. &c. A Tyler National Convention is to be
held in Baltimore the 27ih of May; the follow,
ing gentlemen were appointed delegates:
L. M. McDonald, of Clinton county, John
P. Rutter of Marion, James M. Major of Coo
per, Dr. N. Kouus of Calloway, C. A. lladen
of Greene, P. C. Lane of Marion, Dr. B. B.
Brown, V. Ellis, Lewis F. Thomss, and Aris
tides Welch of St. Louis.
CO" We are Indebted to (he publishers of the
New York Tribune for a copy of the "Life and
public services of Henry Clay brought down to
the year 1844." It is a neat volume af SO pages,
bound in paper, with a portrait, and can bo sent
by mail to any part of the Union. 'It costs only
12J cents per copy. Address ('rceley-and Mc
Ehath, New Yoi Ci'v.
V I C T O It Y !
CONNECTICUT REDEEMED R
"Get out the way."
We nrc indebted to the New York Tri
bune for the following particulars of the
glorious victory in old Connecticut. The
I triumph is complete overwhelming I
Last veer Cleveland, the l,ocoioco gov
ernor, had 1S!2." votes over Baldwin, and
lacked but 92 of a majority ovcreverything.
Now Baldwin has a plurality of about
1500 over Cleveland, so that the Whig
gain is not less man xvvi uaiuwin
lacks a few votes of an election by the Peo
ple, owing to the Abolition ticket; but he is
the next Governor of Connecticut, beyond
Last year, the Whigs had & Senators;
the Locos lO. Now the Whigs have cer
tainly 1 5 out of the 21.
Last year there was a majority of aboul
30 against us in the House; now about
100 Whigs to 79 Locos.
Tho vote is heavy beyond all precedent.
Our returns do not show its extent, as three towns
are not included, and in many we have only the
majority. The entire poll will hardly fall short
of 60,0003,000 more than that of Hatrison
and Van Buren in 1810. It was a life-nnd-dcath
struggle, in which each party put forth its every
effort and drew out its last man.
Among the Jruits of this victory are:
1. Two U. S. Senators, ono for four, and the
other for six years ensuing. Hon. John M. Niles
has now been kept out of his scat by insanity for
four months, leaving the State but half represent-
cd. It will not be allowed to remain so.
2. Tho State Officers, including Judges,
Sheriffs, &c. &c. The Whigs have been de.
prived of even a show of participation in the
Government for the last two years; they will
speak for themselves now.
3. The Moral effect upon the Public Senti
ment of the Union cannot be over-estimated.
The struggle has been for great National objects,
with the whole People as intensely interested
witnesses. The triumph will send an electric
thrill through the whole Whig army throughout
the Union, and must propoitionably depress our
Three more Loco Congressmen are left with
out Constituencies. Now, Gentlemen Locos,
go on and put your Tariff destroying bill through
the FIousc, and then through the Senate if you
Rejoice! Whies! Rejoice! Connecticut has
thrown off the incubus of Locofocoism, and
stands forth plainly for Hekby Clat and Puc
tection to Home Isdustby!
OCr'The Democrats of the county hold a
convention in the court house in this place
to-day. The call was originally made for
the purpose of nominating candidates, but
we understand they (the clique) have de
termined not to bring out their candidates
until the last of June or the first of July
or, in other words, and giving the true rea
son, until the whigs shall have nominated
their ticket. Our democratic friends, we
are told, have come to the conclusion that
there arc some men in the whig party, who,
should they be nominated, will be right
hard to beat, and under the circumstances,
they prefer waiting to see what they have
to start against. We are glad the demo
crats and ourselves coincide in opinion on
at least one point; it is so seldom we arrive
at the same conclusions, cither by the same
or a different train of reasoning or circum
stances, that we are induced here to note
this particularly, as well as the "circum
stance" which caused them to adopt our
views of the matter; which, in the main,
we believe, may be attributed to the inde
fatigable exertions of ono or two promi
nent members of the party, who have been
very busy of late canvassing the county,
and who, quite recently, have declared
they cannot consent to become candidates!
LiThe democratic papers have recent
ly gotten hold of a letter of the Corres
ponding Secretary of the St. Louis Clay
Club, written to some friend in the interior
asking political information on various
subjects. They make a great noise over it,
but some of them, we observe, are a little
too smart to publish it. Wc sec nothing
objectionable in the letter, and nothing
more than what has appeared in the papers.
The whigs arc not at all displeased at the
publicity given to it.
A correspondent of the last Democrat
suggests the following ticket for the Legis
lature: Senate Owen llawlings; House
of llcprescntalives, Charles Canole, C. F.
Jackson, and Congrcve Jackson.
Dr. J. W. Redman has announced him
self a candidate for State Senator.
LThe following persons are candid
atcs for Sheriff of Howard county, one of
whom will probably be chosen by the con
vention to-day, as the candidate of the
party: Judge Bolts, B. F. Jeter, N. G. El
liott, J. C. Criglcr, W. McNees and James
There are two whig candidates, viz:
Jacob Ilcadrick and Samuel Bentlev.
Senator Benton and his family, are at present
at his country seat in Kentucky. The Colonel
is taking a ic.-pita from business for thu purpose of
regaining his healthhaving not yd entirely re
covered from the shock he icceived when the ao.
Silent oi u.irr'vl "n bo iH the I'riii'.clori,
' TARIFF STATlSTlCSr
The receipts into the United States Trea
sury from Customs, for the years 1838(
1839 and 1940, were $53,793,287, while in
the same years the British Government col
lected on Cotton and Tobacco, ulorie, ship
ped from tho United. StatcsL duties to
the amount of $73,G33.8'!S. - ..
Under the former Tariff Law of Great
Britain, the average rate of duties on lea
ding articles, was 339 per cent, on the val
ue of goods in this market: under the ex
isting tariff the average rate of duly is
289 per cent. Tho law makes n difference
in duties of 103 per cent in favor of im
ports from the British Colonies.
The average rate of duties charged
on imports from Great Britriin'nnd Ireland,
into the United States, will fall something
under 33 per cent!
The British Tariff fixes the rale of duties
on imports from the United Slates so high
as to amount to prohibition in many in
stances, which makes the overage oppear
higher than it really is under the nctaal op
erations of the law; on Cotton, which
forms nine-tenths of the amount of our
export, the duty is 71-2 per cent, it is ab
solutely essential to her manufacturing in
terests to have a low rate of duly on cotton,
and the great amount exported, reduces the
While Great Britain admits no article
free of duly, except specie, from the Uni
ted States, we have, by our former tariff
regulations, received duty free, many arti-
tides of British manufactures.
In 1840 the amount of articles imported
into the United States from Great Britain,
free of duty, exclusive of specie, was $9,
865,490; of which value, more than Seven
Millions of Dollars were the manufactures
of the United Kingdom. Our total exports
to them, the same year, exclusive of Cot
ton and Tobacco, amounted only to $3,875,
551; on which the British Government
levied a duty of 446-10 per cent.
Again On the two great American sta
ples, Cotton and Tobacco, Great Britain
levies an amount of duty much exceeding
the total amount of Customs colleccted on
all articles imported into the United States
from all foreign countries; and exceeding
the total annual expenditures of our Gov
ernment. Whenever Great Britain approaches a
little nearer free trade, it will be time
enough for the United States to begin.
Wherein consists the sense or justness of
receiving British Manufactures or Pro
ducts into the United States, duty free,
while she charges such an exorbitant
rate of duty on our exports? in breaking
down our Manufacturers, ruining our Ag
riculturalists, and putting the American
Laborer on a par with the Paupers of Eu
rope? We cannot see nor will the Amer
ican People be so blind to their own inter
ests as to consent to it.
fJCjThe Legislature of New York have
j voted, GO to 11, to lay on the table resolu
tions against the annexation of Texas.
rjCThe recent charier election in New
Orleans resulted in the choice of a locofo -
DCThe Kentucky Commonwealth pub
lishes a facsimile of a ticket used in 1824,
in the days of Jacksonism. It is headed
"Jackson the TarifT Internal Improve
ments the People's Rights" and with
these cries the Jackson party (in 1S29)
fought and triumphed. The locofoco par
ty claim to be the dcsccndcnts of the Jack
son party in 1829 though they have de
serted all these principles!
Dj'The late democratic Convention, we see,
is not giving satisfaction. We da not say thic
because we wish, it to be so but because it really
is so. The Boonville Register, Missouri Repor
ter, the Liberty, Banner, and the Osage Yeoman,
four of the ablest democratic papers in the State,
have taken strong grounds against the proceedings
of the Convention, and do not recognise its nom
inees as more entitled to their support than any
other of the prominent democruts now before the
people. A permanent and irreparable bieach
has been made in the paity; what the result will
be, ti me will tell. The Benton papers say oil
The St. Louis New Era of the 12th inst.,
says: In the case of John McDaniel the
jury last evening brought in a verdict of
guilty of Murder in the first degree.
The Court have cmpannclled another
jury, and are about to proceed with the
trial of Nathaniel II. Morton, one of the
company who stands indicted for the rob
bery of the goods of Chavis.
The following gentlemen compose the
Jury cmpannclled and 6worn in tho case
of Morton. They are all respectable and
Saline. E. C. M'Cai ty, Tl. Isaacs.
Callaway. Z.Petty, P. E. Thomas.
Howard. Samuel C. Major, John Dy
sart, Henry W. Kring.
Randolph. Andrew Evans, Garland
Cooper. James M. Major, Elias E,
P. S. The jury have relumed it vtnJicr
of ' Guilty," in the f M"it'n.
THE FREETTOM OF SPEECH AND THE
" LIBERTY OF THE TRESS.
The follow'nj resolution was fcfTeted by Hen.
Fesr., of Cooper, ot the late. Democrat' State
Convention, and rejected! by a vote of 6t to 27:
Kisokcd, That, (in tho opinion of this Con
vention,) no editor, or individual member of the
Democratic party, oufht to be denounced ns n
"traitor," or "read out" of the parly in this State,
merely because he is in favor of a Convention to
remodel the Constitution, so as to equalize tepte
seniation according to population; or because he
is in favor of tho District System of electing
members of Congress and voting by single dis
tricts; or beCMtisc he is opposed to the currency
bills as introduced into the last General Assem
bly; or because he may prefer olhor firm, consis
tnt, and talented Democrats as United State
Senators, to either of the present able and dislin
guished incumbents. . :
'And to this complexion things have come at
last ! ! " - A resolution 1n favor of the Liberty of
Speech and the Freedom of the Press, is voted
down by a convention, piofcssing to be Demo
cratic!! And tho author of the resolution insult
ed and mistreated when he attempted to defend
his resolution by a icmocra(tc Convention! And
such is democracy such is the democracy which
has tultd the destinies of this State for a number
of years past and such is the democracy the po
litical charlatans of the State would still fasten
upon her free sons! Such is the democracy Col.
Benton has said shall prevail in Missouri, and
his insignificant and corrupt tools are attempting
to fasten it upon the people.
LTj'Recolloct citizens ol Howard Maj. C.
F. JACKSON, who is now a candidate for your
voles, voted AGAINST the above resolution!
Recollect also Mr. HALL, the Editor of the
"Missouri Demociat," a piofessedly democratic
paper, also voted AGAINST the above resolution.
A democratic candidate and a democratic edi
tor both voting against the Freedom of Speech
and the LiBEiiTT or the Pr-Ess: yet looking
to freemen for support.
MEETING AT BOONSBOROUGII.
Wo understand that on last Saturday
there was a political gathering of the loco
foco candidates at Boonsborough, where
free trade and free whiskey glutted the
market. From what we understand, we
presume there must have been a prc-con
cci ted arrangement amongst them to get
the people together, make a swell and have
a jubilee when no whig speakers could be
near to say aught against their principles
or their practice. Well, poor fellows! they
are afraid of whig principles before the
ncople and must be allowed to make a
private exhibition now and then, notwith
standing their protestations of a desire to
meet the whigs in "open, fair and manly
Our neighbor of the Democrat first
makes his appearance, and for the good of
the cause, mounts an ox cart wheeled up for
the purpose, strokes back his locks from
his forehead and butts away at a bank a
National Bank like a bull at a hill side
and we suppose gored it a little; finds out
that the Kentucky State Banks failed to
pay specie and fell below par while the old
National Bank was in existence, which he
esteems conclusive that it could not regu
late the currency; suspected it of having
bribed democratic Senators to vote (or ite
re-charter, and concludes we ought not to
have one, but what he would give us in the
j place, we could not learn; we presume a
j Van Buren sub-treasury.
Next rises the Champion of pains and
penalties announces himself a candidate
for elector says that he will not run for
the legislature praises Van Buren and his
economy abuses Tyler's extravagance and
calls him a whig hops down on the tariff
like a duck on a June bug raises the shout
for "free trade and sailors rights," and gives
the people to know that John Bull had be
come ashamed of himself for imposing on
good nature in treating mtek Brother Jona
than so badly as to lay so high a duty on
him, when there was comparatively none
imposed in return, and that Parliament had
actually reduced the tariff on tobacco! lie
blustered about giving the whigs battle,
wherever he met thern, throughout the
summer said that he had the documents
to prove what he said and finally winds up
with not a word in defence of the Cur
rency Bills. He knows that project is dead
and wishes it was buried, no doubt; wil
lingly would he say to il, "peace be to thy
ushes." And for the present wc must "let
the dead bury their dead" but the "judg
ment is at hand" and they must bo raited
Wc understand that Robert Prcwttt,
Esq., who happened there on legal business,
made a few remarks on the tarilf in reply
to Mr. Jackson, to whom Jackson again
replied. By that time tho company were
getting pretty warm under the effects of
the speeches of the other loco foco candi
dates, for they all day had been makinc
speeches, short, yet sweet; "come, cuinc in
gentlemen;" "como take something;" "don't
be backward;" "come take something, its
free;" "thisis my bottle, help yourself,''
&c. All of which no doubt arc very con
Messrs. Be.vsow S Green: fwas at a
wedding or Thursday, ml, inet., in Ran
dolph county. The vote was proposed to
bo a-rer for President of the United
Stales. The fidkiwiiii! iv il
( indies, for Clay, 'J. tlciitlameii 'or I'luv. 20
" ' V. Hurcn, !.
V uri , 4 c ji. if
; puBLigpiNu;'"r, p
The electoral candidates, Hubert Wilson,
and C F. Jackson, bnvt: madci arrange
mcr.ts to address the people of the differ
cnt counties in this district, as follows:
At Hinlhyvill.-, in Shelby comity, on the 2(th April;
At. Conrt-hmiM! uf Scotland ' tin the STifh .".
At Kirk-tville. A1 I r county, on the 59th '"
At Bli'Ominatuii, .Mucon county, l.-t Mondny In y
At l'nris, lUi.nroe enmity, 3d Monda" in "
At Huiilsvilln, Randolph county . 3d Alimilny in "
At Fayette, Howard county, 4th Monday in "
, THE cuukency'Iulls. ...
On the first page of to-day's paper will
be found the currency bills of , 1838 and
18 10. In 1838, Col. Benton first caused a
bill fur tho regulation of the currency, con
tainin" his notions on the subject, to be in-
troduccu inlti llio Legislature; it was de
feated. In 1810, he had it brought forward
aain; again it was defeated.' In 1842, he'
again attempted to force it on the Legisla
turebut could not get it through.
With nil these failures staring them; in
the face, the late Democratic State Conven
tion voted that cvcrV democrat who would
not support these currency bills should be
pronounced a "traitor," and "read out of
Wo hope our readers Will make (hem
selves familiar with these bills as well as
those of the last session, published a few
weeks since and let no opportunity pass
of speaking of their odious principles, and
the dictatorial manner in which their au
thor has attempted to force them upon the
DTueo. Fekk, Editor of the TelegrBph at
Ilarrisburg, Pennsylvania, recently "cot a stick"
from that place, with a lovely and accomplished
young lady of about 17 summers, and as many
Thousand Dollars! Keep cool, old folks.--Hurra
for the craft !
MASS MEETING IN LEXINGTON.
The following, resolution was unani
mously adopted by the Lafayette County
Clay Club at its meeting on the 25llr of
Resolved, That we recommend to the Wbigs
of Missouri to hold a Mass Meeting at Lexington
the lSih day of July next, and we hereby tender
our hands, our hearts, and our Wbig hospitality
to the many thousands who may accept our invi
tation and that the chairman may appoint a com
mittee of five who shall give the necessary invi.
tations contemplated herein; and that he also
appoint a committee of twenty to superintend
the arrangements necessary.
O'Lilburn W. Boggs, Esq., has an
nounced himself an independent candi
date for Governor
New Mirrou LiDR-inv. Morris, Wil
lis tfc Co., No. 4 Ann Street, New York,
have published New Mirror, double extra
No. 11, containing "The National Airs,
Legendary Ballads, &c., of Thomas Moore.
Price 25 cents.
Tho following are the names of the gen
tlemen who compose President Tyler's
John C. Callnun, of S. C, Sec'y of Si
John C. Spencer, of N. Y., Trcast
vvitiiam uitKins, ot I'd., " war.
John Y. Mason, of Vo ' Navy.
Charles A. Wiekliffe, of Ky., Post'r Gcn'l.
John Nelson, of Md., Attorney General.
ItThe independent democrats of St. Louis
held a niceting last Saturday night, at which
the laic convention and all its proceedings were
repudiated. . The independents have made a
tffii' iirii n . .
start for themselves; what it will result in, is yet
to be seen. Their principles approach nearer
Republicanism than those of the Bentonitcs
and the "Missourian" must excuse for saying,
we devoutly hope him and his great leader will
be defeated by the independents.
Magcnnis, the elector for the central district,
in his first speech took the back track. ' So will
every one of the democratic electors. They
will all swear they have always been in favor
of the measures the independents contend for
notw'thstand.ng their votes wero on the other
side of the question.
The Democrats of Chariton township, we un
dcrstoud, held a meeting in Glasgow, last Satur.
day, for the purpose of nominating a candidate
for that township for the Legislature. L. Robiou
and C. Jackson were the candidates Mr. Jack
son was the successful one. ,
'Tree Tcade" as Essland Ukdebstasds
it. The advocates and admirers of British Freo
Trade have a good deaf to say about the reduc
lions made by the British Parliament in their
late Tariff on the rates of duty imposed upoir
American productions. And they call upon the
American Congrea to fvHow the liberal e xampla
of the British Parliament, and admit the fabric
of the' English manufacturers at tho lowest reve
nue duty. To illustrate the exlremo liberality
of British legislation on this subject we again .
quote tobacco. Of this atticle the United Stales
exported to Great Britain in 1840 the value of
fcj.oSO.SO'J. Upon this amount Great Britain
collected duties rising in the segregate to
$22,537,400! Thus, from llio single article of
tobacco she derived a revenue of twenty two
and a half million of dollarsmoid than tho
U'totc piuount of revenue dorived by the United
States in the kame year from duties on imports
of every kind and from all countries. This is'
"reciprocity" ns England understands it. And
it is with such facta before them that the- Free
Tradu advocates call upon us to emulate British
liberality and throw open our ports to the fabrics
of ihe Manchester! This would be 'Fres Trado"
with a vengeance! Albany Keening Journal-
MAKRIED.-Oii "ibV" Till, iniiTk thVj-kv.
John Alcxnudw. Mr. NAiuiNitt. Wilcb. k
alius Jilia !., dan;htcrof Thos. J Coatcs, Esq. ,
til of Randolph County. .
OnTlnirday nnnninj, the Irh inst , by tho Rev.
Mr. Goodrich, Judjjo Urothie 'Iomi uns, on nf
tho Judjjm of the Supreme Court of tint Sl4to,
tu .Mi M.uv Caion, all uf Cole County.
In Kriiii.u'irk, Mi., i n the ."'Ih, Mr" TiWMAs
.Ui.l., i.. Mr M.-i.-u ; pM. l.