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People who have experienced the benefits
and (ho blessings of this measure, will not
abandon it. Even its enemies are now dis
posed to give it a fair and full trial, and con
demn it only when it fails. Then why, not
sir, wait till the people have an opportuni
ty to pass upon this question at the approa
ching election? They will settle it one
way or the other. If the enemies of the
Tariff policy prevail, they can and will re
peal it; but if you repeal it now, and its
friends arc successful, it will be immediate
ly restored. Then why not let it abide this
result? Let it go to the-people, let them
decide it, and, for one, sir, I am prepared to
acquiesce in their decision. The Commit
tee deprecate agitation; why not, then, let
the matter rest. Let the experiment be
tried, and if it fails, put it down. Whence
the urgent necessity of a change; what in
terest in the country calls for it; who has
demanded it; who has petitioned for this
or any other change? No one; but the
Committee of W. and M.say we musthave
more revenue more revenue and how do
they propose to raise il? By reducing the
duties; and this, my word for it, will result,
as it always has resulted, in a reduction of
revenue; it is the necessary and natural con
sequence. This was once the opinion of
the honorable Chairman of the Committee
Ways and Means (Mr. McKay) himself,
ann as there is now evcrv prospect ot a
redundant revenue, I should not be surpri
sed if, before the bill is disposed of, it
should be advocated as a measure to reduce
the revenue, and this report be amended by
striking out the words "a bill to increase the
revenue," and inserting the words, "a bill to
reduce the revenue." I affirm it as a fact,
and here challenge contradiction, that the
revenues of the country always have been
increased or diminished, as we increased or
diminished the duties on foreisn goods: and
why will this not bo the result now? (Here
Mr. McKay called Mr. Stewart to order,
and said it would be time enough to discuss
the Tariff when that measure came up for
discussion.)
Yes, said Mr. S., the gentleman has got a
vote to print and circulate 25,000 copies of
l; . I ' 1 -1,
ins rcpori ins spcecn in lavor 01 ins 0111
and no doubt he is anxious to suppress any
reply: but, sir, 1 have accidentally got in
between two previous questions, and I wish
to say a little on the other side, and little it
will be compared with the voluminous re
port of the Commit iee of Ways and Means
which report 1 assure the gentleman I will
lake pleasure in sending to my constituents,
who will readily comprehend and appre
ciate its destructive doctrines. But the
gentleman tells me to wait till the tariff
comes up Tor discussion; sir, this may never
happen; may not the majority pass that bill,
ns they are passing this important bill, un
der the previous question? a majority may
take the bill out of committee and pass it
under the gag without amendment or de
bate; and from the disposition evinced to
suppress debate on this occasion, have we
not a right to apprehend that the same
course will be pursued on the subject of the
larin, wnicn, u passed at all, must be pass
ed under the gag it will not bear debate.
' But, sir, when I was interrupted by the
honorable chairman of the Committee of
Ways and Moans, I was about to say, that
it this pill increases the revenue to meel
the demands of the treasury, it can only
luini this othce by nearly doubling impor
tations. It repudiates protection, and
adopts the horizontal plan; with a few ex
ceptions it brings every thing down to
thirty per cent, till the 1st of September,
1813, when there is to be a general reduc
tion of all ad valorem duties to twenty-five
per cent, ana under, resulting in a rcduc
lion of the duties imposed by the tariff
aoout one-third, or say one-iourth; then it
is manifest that you must import one fourth
more foreign goods to make good the loss
ot revenue by this reduction, and one
lounn more 10 raise the additional hve
millions required, making an increase of
one-half, viz., fifty millions, which must of
course destroy that amount of our own
production; for instance, by this bill one
half the protection is taken off hats: two
fifths off ready-made clothing; two-thirds
oil shoes; one-half off manufactures of
iron; so that the hatters, tailors, shoema
kers, and blacksmiths lose one-half of their
protection, and the Treasury one-half the
revenue; and to make up for this loss of
revenue we must ot course double the im
portation of hats, shoe, manufactures of
iron, and ready-made clothing, destroying
a ,-! i cBjMjuuni amount ci our own pro
duction, as the consumption will continue
the same whether the supply bo furnished
nt home or from abroad; three cents is
taken off every pound of imported wool
costing over seven cents; of course we
must greatly increase the importation of
worn iu maKc gooa itns loss or revenue.
To understand the injurious operation of
u.:s via upon every branch of ihc national
industry, agricultural, manufacturing, and
mechanical, I woukl suggest to the reader
to turn to the table marked "C" in the an
pendix to the report of the Committee of
ways and Means, where they would sec
the precise extent to which every branch
f industry would be affected by this
treasure. This report itself would thus
furnish ihc best and most conclusive cvi
dunce of ihc destructive effect of the pro
posed measure upon American labor, and
its beneficial effxts upon foreign, and espc
cially British industry; hence he had do
nominated this a 'British bill," because it
Avas calculated lo advance tho interest of
British mechanics, manufacturers, and farm
ers, at the expense of our own.
But, sir, if mire revenue is wanted, why
not increase the duties on luxuries con
Binned by the rich, rather than thus strike
down tho poor man's labor, and take the
bread from the mouth uf his children, to
make room fir the importation of fifty
millions of dollars worth of foreign goods"?
Is this, sir, an American measure, can it
receive ihc support of an American Con
gress, or the representatives of the Amcii.
van people? I call oil the authors of this
ruinous measure to come forth in its dc
feni.e. I call on them to assign some rea
son fii u adoption. I 'un radily dis
cover reasons enough why England should
desire its adoption, but they are the very
reasons why we should reject it; just so
far as it benefits them it injures us; this
is a contest between foreign and American
mechanics, farmers, and manufacturers, for
the American market, and the question is,
which side shall we take? The tariff of
1243 shuts out the foreigner and gives the
Americans the market; this bill proposes
lo repeal the tariff of 1842, and cive it to
the foreigner; to open our ports and again
Hood our country with foreign noods, and
export money by ship-loads to pay for
them; and why? 1 again ask the com
mittee upon what principle of national
policy this measure is sustained?
Conclusion next tocck.
THE TIMES.
A Y U T T 12 1
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1844.
OCTDivinc Service will be performed in
the Baptist Church, in this place, on Tues
day night, 7ih of May, by Bishop Kemper-
MR. CLAY AND THE DEMOCRATIC
PRESS SLANDERS REFUTED.
The democratic papers in every State in
the Union, chagrined at the increasing pop
ularity of Mr. Clay, and almost distracted
with rage at his bright and brightening
prospects, have lately disinterred two im
pious charges against him, and are giving
circulation to them for the evident purpose
of detracting from him his just and well
earned popularity. As friends of Mr.
Clay and ardent admirers of his political
principles, in common with the whig press
of the country, we feel it to be our duty, as
far as the evidence to the point will justify
us, to contradict these slanders.
First Mr. Clay is charged with being
opposed to the pre-emption system, and
with having denounced the settlers on the
public lands as "Land Robbers and Pi
rates." In our last, we gave a letter, of
Mr Clay's on this subject to Mr. J.. II. C
Mudd, of Iowa. , We give below two
other letters from Mr. C. on the same sub
ject, one of which was addressed to Mr
E. M. Samuel, of Clay county, Missouri,
under date of March 11, 1839, and was
published by Mr. S. in the Western Star,
at Liberty, the following month, and is as
follows:
"The expression of Robbers and Land Pirates.
nor any similar expressions were never applied
by me to 1 re emptioners. Un the contrary,
whilst I denounced Pre-emption Laws, and
the act of taking possession of the public lands,
without the authority of law, in strong terms, and
as often conducing to speculation I spoke of my
knowledge of many Pre emptioners as persons of
high respectaoility.
"The above expressions were ascribed to me
by political partisans lor party purposes. They
first caught my eye in a speech of Gen. Tipton,
published in the Globe. 1 applied to him to have
it corrected, and he did correct it, but the errone
ous version continued lo be freely circulated.
"At the last session of Congress, in the Senate,
I stated from my seat the error. Senator Young
of Illinois, who had been active in giving curren
cy to the expressions, acknowledged that I did
not use them, and that he inferred tliein from
what I did 3ay.
"My opinion, in regard to public lands is, that
they should be administered lor the benefit of all
the people and Stales in the Union. Towards
the new Slates I have always inclined to a liber
al policy. This was evident from the Land Bill
which I proposed, and which I hope will be ulti
mately passed. By that Bill the new States
were to receive 13 1-2 per cent, beyond their nu
mericol share upon the nett proceeds of the sales
of all public lands, situated within their respec
tive limits."
The othci letter was addressed to a gen
tleman in Batcsvillc, Arkansas, and is as
follows:
"Ashland, 27ih Sept. 1842.
"Dear Sir My speeches on the Pre-emption
system werelnevcr recularly reported. They were
delivered from time to lime, in a sort of running
debate, and I was shockingly catricatured in ihe
l.ioue. W lien it was stated, I think by Mr.
Young of la., in the Seriate that I had annlied
degrading epithets to the Pre-emplioncrs, I de.
nieU it positively, and my correction was publish
ed in the Intelligencer, but I regret that 1 have no
copy by me.
I was opposed to tho pre-emption by itself. I
thought it unenuul to the public was an iireeu-
lar mode of acquiring the public lands, ond led
to disputes and controversies among the settlers.
When public land was taken pessessinn of with
out the authority of law, I considered it a tres
pass, and characterized it such. So did Mr. Van
Burcn, who used that identical word in one of his
messages (in 1337 or '8) to Congress.
Un a general settlement of the land question,
was willing to allow preemptions nronerlv
guarded. Accordingly vou will find in lha Sen.
ale Journal, 1810 and '3 1, pagta 165 and 156, 1
voted for a resolution of Mr. Ciittenden, to allow
pre emptions to the poor settler, to the exclusion
of the rich and the speculator.
I voted, at the Extra session of 1 Si T. tar the
Distribution Bill, in which a provision is incor.
poratcil for pre emptions, and which a large grant
made ol land to Arkansas.
I am, &c, II. CLAY.
Tho above letters set Mr. Clay right upon
this subject; the democratic papers of this
State have generally published the charges
against Mr. Clay which these letters refute,
yet not one of them, except the Jefferson
Inquirer, has been willing to give him the
benefit of tho correction. That paper re
cants in the following reluctant terms:
"In a late number of our nancr u-a rliarmvl
Mr. Clay with applying insulting and derogatory
language towards tho settlers on tho public lands.
We had not his speech before us, but referred in
general terms to the nuroort of it. Aecnrdimr in
our recollection, and also according lo the recol
irouon oi many wno besrd his speech, he used
the words "land robbrrs. nirates. hnndiui. A n "
towards the pre emptioners and settlers on the
public lands. Rut as Mr. CIhv. on m MihsMu.pm
occasion, denied using these terms, wc arc willinp
to give him nil jtbc benefit of Ihe denial, end will
only renort his own version of his remarks. The
purport ol lha charge against ivir. imy ii, mm n-
- . . . it II . .L L
it nol only the bitter enemy ol the pre emption
system, but lhai he has cone out of his way to de
nounce and insult the fettles on ihe public lanas,
by applying to them terms which, if Irue, would
render them hi associates lor "roooeis ana pi
rales;" terms not only insulting hut infamous.
We shall see how many other democratic
papers are willing to do Mr. Clay justice
on this subject. Justice sheer justice is
all his friends ask. Report him correctly
to the people, and let them decide: he nor
his friends ear the decision of the People.
Now for the charge of "Bargain and In
trigue." We have any amount of testimo
ny on this subject, but deem it unnecessary
to fill our columns with it at this lato day
as the charge was stripped of every sent
bianco of truth in 1827, and consigned to
an ignominious grave. The following letter
of Carter Beverly, Esq., who was one
of Mr. Clay's principle accusers, is sufficient
to convince any unprejudiced mind. In
addition to this letter, wc have tho Address
issued by Mr. Clay in 1827, containing a
number of certificates of members of Con
grcss and the most prominent gentlemen
then in public life, and among them one
from Gen. Lafayette, which presents an
unbroken chain of testimony, clearly estab
lishing the falsity of the charge. But we
have not time to pursue the subject further
at present nor is it necessary, as a care
fill reading of the following will show: '
Udbanha, Middlesex Coustt, Virginia, )
Fobruary 8th, 1844. (
Dear Sir Il will be no doubt a matter of some
astonishment to you in receiving from me the
present address. 1 will not preface it with any
kind of apology, because, in doing il, I justify
my mind in the discharge of an act of conscience
and a duty that 1 feel the utmost pleasure in per
forming.
Although the time is quite far gone since I be
came very innocently instrumental in circulating
throughout the country a very great attack upon
your character and virtue as a gentleman, and cer
tainly a very heavy one as a public man, I feel
exceedingly desirous to relieve you, as far as 1
can, from the slander and my own feelings from
the severe compunction that is within me, ol hav
ing been, though neither directly or indirectly
your personal accuser, yet that I was drawn in
discreetly into the presentation of an attack upon
you.
It is altogether unnecessary to enter into the
minute circumstances at so distant a period, nf
how it happened, and ihe particulars ol it all.
The Public were at the time sufficiently informed
why and wherefore I became the relator of the
assault lo which I specially allude.
Your memorable pamphlet, and some letters
that came out it your defence, were entirely ex
pressive of the whole transaction; and although I
thought at the lime that you had not propeily con.
ceived me, I studiously forbore , to say more than
had been expressed in my correspondence at
Wheeling, which Mr. iNoori gave.
This letter is intended to show that the long
lapse of time, and the many growing circumstan.
ces of the country and Government, have long
ago convinced me that the very greatest injustice
was done you in Ihe charge made. 1 had, loo,
an opportunity lately of reading over very calmly
ana aispassioneieiy, a me oi newspapers contain
ing the whole affair, and carefully dilated upon it
Mr. Buchanan, who was represented to be your
accuser, exhibited no proof whatever against you;
and he even denied having ever made the charge
i i j ' i . . ,
upon you. i nave tiiscnargea my mina in ad
dressing myself so fully to you, and can only
add that if a publication of this letter can render
you any essential service, (though I do not de.
serve it,) you have full liberty from me to let the
puniic see it.
One circumstanc 1 1 beg to assure you of, that
whatever my verbal and written expressions of
you were, (and 1 suppose 1 must have given
scope to both, though I recollect now nothing of
what 1 did say,) 1 again say that you were most
untruthfully and, therefore, unjustly treated, for 1
have never seen any evidence to substantiate at
all the charge.
From the temper of the nation, and the pecu
liar stale of things, it is presumable that yoa are
to be ihe Whig candidate for the next election of
the President of the United States. You have,
I am sure, too high respect for public opinion, as
you have too much veneration for the high dignity
ol that situation, to be negligent or it. The
greatest objection that has been yet started
against you for that high post, I am concerned to
say, hinges upon the old affair which has been
the subject of this letter; and, am sure, as far as
1 bore any influence, or representation I made
against you, I sincerely hope it will be perfectly
removed by what I have already expressed to
you. 1 know a great many most respectable,
independent, high-minded politicians of the coun.
try, now extending to a great distance in the
Union, that would have supported you through
the thickest vapor that has hitherto cast a blind
upon tho nation but for the circumstances re
ferred lo. It can surely be now no longer a
matter of doubt upon their minds; for he who
was generally believed to be the circulator of
the egregious slander against you, hereby re
yokes his belief of it, and equivocally declares
that it is unproved, and stands utterly unsup
ported to this lime, a period ol fifteen or sixteen
years.
I sincerely wish you health and happiness,
and remain, dear sir, most respectfully, your obo.
dicnt servant. CARTER BEVERLY.
To the Hon. Henbt Clay.
The above evidence has long been before
the country, and any one desiring to learn
the truth on the subject, could easily have
done sn; but there are those opposed to
Mr. Clay, who ore so enveloped in preju
dice and blinded with party zeal, that they
would scarcely entertain a friendly feeling
for him, even were it revealed to them from
the courts above. There, are such, and
sorry we are to record it. lothcm wc
can only say
Where ignorance is bliss,
I is Tolly to be wise.
Harris and McCoimick, indicted for larceny
'n tho Charvis affair, pleaded guilty, and were
sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and suffer impris
onment in the County Jail for nine months.
Morton was sentenced lo the same punishment.
Thomas Towson, one of tho inurdcreis, hui
been found tjui I ty of murder iu the first digice.
THE' MEETING.
The democratic meeting in this place last
Saturday, did nothing but nominate a can
didate for Sheriff postponing" the nomina
tion of candidates for tho legislature until
the first Monday in Juno next, or until the
causes which prevented them being nomi
nated last Saturday shall have ceased to
exist: which "circumstances" wo forbear
mentioning at this time, for fear it might
create some disstnsions in tho party a
thing we should much deprecate, as wc
wish to lick them in their best running
order.
Messrs. B. F. Jeter, N. G. Elliott, J. C.
Criglcr, J. Jackson and W. Botts were the
candidates before the convention for a noni
ination for the office of Sheriff. Botts was
dropped the first ballot; Elliott the second;
Crigier the third; and Jackson the fourth
and st ballot was beaten by Jeter, which
gave him the nomination much to tho dis
appointment, of course, of the unsuccessful
gentlemen, and their friends which wc
very much regret, as we wish to sec har
mony in tho party. Wc are assured there
was no " bargain and intrigue" 1 1 1
Resolutions were adopted by the meeting
for the purpose of establishing a Central
Democratic Association in this place, and
sub-associations in each township in the
county: which central and sub-associations
are "to receive and distribute such docu
ments, founded on truth and facts, as may
be calculated for the promulgation of dem
ocratic principles, the union and harmony
of the party," &c. &c. We are glad to see
these two New features "Truth" and
"Facts" engrafted in the principles ( !) of
the pnrty, for they and the democracy
have long, long been strangers. If wc are
so fortunate as to get hands on some of
these documents, and they do not smell too
strong of British Gold, (where did the
money come from that pays for them?)
we will examine into the Truth and Facts
that are circulated -for the good of "the
party."
A resolution was passed expressing undi
niinishcd confidence in the abilities and tal
ents of Senator Benton, of Kentucky, and
pledging themselves to vote for no man for
the Legislature who would not pledge him
self to vote for his re-election to the Senate
of the United State as also that of Sen
ator Atchison. In the official proceedings,
this resolution is said to have passed unanu
mously, which we presume was an uninten
tional mistake of the Secretary as about
the time the President was going to put the
vote, one of those. beautiful rows peculiar
the democracy was kicked up, which so
bothered tho presiding officer that he appa
rently did'nt know himself from a militia
muster, and the vote was not taken at all
Had the vote been taken, it would not have
passed unanimously, as the resolution had
some warm opposers, one ot whom was
Mr. Hickerson, of Franklin, who was de
nied the privilege of speaking his senti
mcnts, for no other reason that wc could
discover, than that he was opposed to the
resolution. Mr. Thos. Jackson proposed
amendment, the substance of which was, an
that if Benton continued true to the party,
they would stick to him ! This amendment
caused considerable fluttering, shaking of
heads, &c, and was opposed by Mr. Hall in
a speech, who was proceeding to pro
nounce a very enthusiastic eulogy on Ben
ton, when he was very unceremoniously
stopped by Mr. Jackson, who coolly told
him the people of old Howard knew more
about Benton than he could tell them. AH
this consumed time, and while it was going
on some one of the clique explained to
Jackson the effect of his amendment, and
he withdrew it.
There was upwards of five hundred vo
ters present, and although this is a greater
number than some of the democracy will
grant the whigs, yet the leaders are consid
erably "terrified," and the boys were told,
that if everything was not managed in
good style, "old Howard would sink into
Whiggcry." This annunciation, from one
of the "high-priests," caused the visages of
some of the faithful to be considerably
elongated while the whigs who happened
to bo present received it with a very coonish
like grin, and a knowing kind of a leer of
ihe peepers, which seemed to say you told
the truth that time, "old hvss" all but the
sinking. But the idea of " ' Howard
sinking into whiggcry," is rich very!
Sinking into whiggcry! Sinking ! !
Of all the meetings we ever witncsscdi
this was the meeting it was rich beyond
description.
A petition has been presented in Congress, lo
combine the Fayctto and Palmyra Districts and
to locale the concentrated land offices at Bloom
ington, Macon county, Mo.
William R. King, United States Senator from
Alabama, has been nominated and confirmed as
Minister to France. This is as good an appoint.
merit as could have been made out of ihe Demo-
cratic lanks.
The Senate have confirmed tho nomination of
Wilson Shannon as Minister to Mexico.
Mr. Berrien has taken strong ground against
ihe Loco Foco move to repeal the present laiiu".
Thos. B. Hudson, Esq., of St. Louis, has an.
nounccd hinnclf an independent candidate fur
Congrrss.
"L7"Thc locufoco cditdfs m this Stale,
Who aspire to nothing higher than ti ex
press' the sentiments of "distingu'Uhaf sup
porters," are vainly endeavoring to moke
their readers believe the proceedings of the
lato convention give satisfaction to the de
mocracy of the State. The following par
agraphs from tho "Liberty Banner," show
how the proceedings aro relished in that
port of the State, whilst they also show an
indcpcndenCo and manliness, which the
clique men would do well to assimilate:
"Since we returned from tho Convention at
Jefferson City, a call of business has taken us
near two hundred miles (by road) through the
north-west, in ihe counties of TlnUe, Buchanan,
Andrew and Clinton. During our tour wo took
every pains to ascertain the feelings of our
friends, and the sentiments of the dc nocracy in
regard to the proceedings of the convention of
Jefferson. 1 he result is this 0CTvv nave me
first man yet to see who told us that he would
support the nominees of that Convention.
Cliqe supremacy can neither rule nor ruin.
THE STATE CONVENTION.
"We have heretofore ' said as little as possible
about our party dissentions in this Stato, wilh en
ardent wish that something mieht transpire which
would heal them; but a continued and relontless
persecution on the part of a few caucusing wire
workers, against the main party in the state,
seem to cut off all hope of any thing but colli
sion. If nothing else will do, let it come. Wc,
for one, prefer honorable defeat, to a dishonora
ble triumph; we advocate principles, not men;
and now thai the convention is over, which is
one thing, the action of tho people which is yet
to come, will be found lo be another; tho people
will not sustain the men who have been nomi
nated, under the present circumstances; the rca
sons are obvious. The nominees of the nefa
rious screw caucus system, which formed such a
discreditable apex at Jefferson City recently, are
the men in connexion with their friends, who
have denounced and unchurched thousands of as
good democrats as the old revolution itself could
boast of; they have repudiated them, marked
them out, and called them aiders and abettors of
the enemy; pronounced them traitors, and while
assembled in convention this same clique clan,
in more instances than ono, let their zeal for pro-
sciiption out leap their sense of propriety. We
recollect when the name ol the Hon. J as. jvi.
Hughes was put in 'nomination for Congress,
someone of iheir junto arose in his place and
enquired with bitterness and malice, iT Mr
Hughes "did not preside as chairman of an anti
clique meeting in Clay County." ' If we had had
a voice in that convention we should have nn
swered, that Jas. M. Hughes was chairman of a
meeting of high minded and honorable democrats
of Clay, county, any one of whom would scorn
to answer such an insolent question. '
Another incident occurred which proved with
what relentless hostility other veteran democrats
were pursued as well as Mr. Hughes.
A certain gentleman was put in nomination by
his friends for a nominal office; after which, by
arrangement, one of the little strikers, who could
not be elected dog pelter, for any village in the
state, arose and asked, it this gentleman who
was nominated, did not once run for the State
Senate against a regular nominee it was an.
swered by another of the same class in the affirm
ative, "which by the way, was false. It is very
well known that this same gentleman whose
name was then under consideration, had grown
grey in the service of the party, has spent more
time and money in the cause of democracy, than
any other man in the north-west: his friends did
not see proper to let him be barked at in this
manner, and withdrew his name. . This was the
spirit which marked every step in the progress of
the convention, w a could not sanction such
proceedings then, nor can wo now, come what
will.'
INDIAN DANCE.
Our citizens were treated with something new
in the way of a show, last Tuesday evening.
Messrs. J. and o. Uarnett, ol Uoonville, passed
throush this place, with a number of liuffalo.
w j
twelve Warriors and two Sauatcs. of the Ounce
0-
Tribe of Indians, which they design exhibiting
through the Western and Southern States, during
the coming summer and winter. The Buffalo
nor Indians were no curiosity here, but will
doubtless be in the section of country where
they are going. The War Dance was both emu-
sing and entertaining, and will well repay any
person lor the timo and money it costs to witness
it. The Indians were handsomely dressed and
painted the best order preserved and gentle
men and ladies who wish to visit them may rest
assured that everything connected with the exhi.
br.ion will be condncted with decency and deco
rum.
They left here on Wednesday for Paris will
go from there to Quincy, Jacksonville, and
Springfield, through to Terro Haute, Indiana.
A treaty has been siencd by the President for
the annexation of Texas to the United States,
and is now before the Senate for confirmation or
rejection.
FXWe received no Eastern Mail Thursday.
in consequence, it is said, of a mistake of the
Postmaster at Rocheport, who sent tho mail that
should have comehoreto Boonville, and vice ver
sa. We llODO he will ho mnrn rnrufjil l.nror,.,.
ELECTIONS.
Mr. Pollock, whig, has rcccntlv I
elected to Congress from the 13th Con.
gressional District, Pennsylvania, to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the death of Mr.
Frick.
New York City. The vote for vr
stood for Harper (Native American) 25,
951; Coddington (loco) 10,159; Franklin
(whig) 8,913. Mr. Harper is a Whi7. Tl.
Native Americans have a majority on joint
ballot in the Council, of 10.
The whigs triumphed in Bror.Llin
Albany.
Jersey City. Whig Mayor elected by
121 votes. A whig gain.
New Jersey. The whin h.,,
O- -V i.u
everything before them in this State.
A largo majority of Iho
havo taken place since the openin" of tl'10
canvass, have resulted in favor0f t!,c
wings, lion on that ball!
RANDOLPH CLAY CLUB. ' -At
11 general ' ineoiing of ihe Whigs of Ran.
dofph County, assembled al the Court Housn,
in Huntsvillp, on Saturday the 20ih day of April,
Recording lo previous notice thereof, Dr. Wm. B.
McLean was called to ihe Lhair, anu 11. vs.
Coatos appointed Secretary; whereupon Gen.
R. Wilson brirfly and lucidly explained the oh.
iecl of the ineeiinK and the importance of form
'. - f " J '. II
ing May oiuos, unci organization generally on
the port of the Whigs. Gen. Wilson also re
sponded to his nomination es 8 candidate for tha
Stale Legislature by the Whig County Conven
tion which assembled in Hunuville In February
Inst. Ha said that he accepted .ib 'nomination
of the Convention; that he was cheerfully ready
and willing to -support and defend Whig meas.
urea and Whig principles before the Whigs of
Randolph County, and to abide their decision.
Maj. C. Oxley presented the following const!
tution for the adoption of the meeting and tha
govrrnmcnt of tho Randolph Clay Club; the
adoption of which, he urged in Brief and forci
ble speech.
Sec. 1. This association shall bo called tho
Randolph County Clay Club.
Sec. 2. Il shall have for its object the ills,
cussion, promulgation and -promotion of the
principles of the great Whig parly of the United
Slates, and the election of that honest, pure and
gifted statesman, Henry Clay, 10 ihe Presidency
of this notion.
Sec. 3. The officers of this Club shall con
sist of a President, six Vice Presidents, a Secre
tary, a corresponding and an executive committee.
Sec. 4. The President shall preside at all
meetings of lbs Club, assisted by the Vice Presi.
dents that may be present, decide all questions
raised, enforce order and call meetings when
deemed advisable.
Soc. 5. Tho Vice Presidents, or any one of
them, sli 11 II preside at all meetings during the
absence of the President and discharge generally,
all the duties of President.
Sec. 6. Tho Secretaiy shall keep true and
perfect minutes of the transactions of the meet
ings of the Club, eive notice when they are to
take place, &c, and discharge such other duties
as may be required by the Club.
Sec. 7. The corresponding committee shall
correspond v ith other similar associations, and
discharge such other duties as the Club may re
quire of them.
Sec. S. The executive committee shall pro.
cure speakers for the meetings of the Club, and
act as a committee of vigilance for the County.
See. 9. The regular meetings of the Club
shall be on the second Saturday in each month.
Sec. 10. The corresponding Committee shall
consist of five members, and the executive com
mittee of sixty; ten from each township in the
county; Whereupon, Charles McLean was unan
imously chosen President, and Dr. R. T. Gris.
ard of Chariton township, Capt. A. Gooding of
Sugar Creek, Levi Turner of Union, Capt. T.
Eddings of Prairie, Capt. Wm. 'Goggin of Salt
Spring and Thos. Bradley of Silver Creek, Vice
Presidents and Charles C. Jennings, Secretary.
A corresponding committee was appointed by
the meeting, consisting of the following gentle.
men, (to wit) C. Oxley, Wm. Clcaveland, B.N.
Tracy, C. II. Barron and Henry Herndon.
An executive committee of sixty good and true
Whigs, ten iri each township, was appointed by
the Chairman, according to a lesolution adopted
by the meeting.
On motion of C. Qxlefj the following Reso
lutions were adopted. -
Resolved, That tha Whigs of each township
in Randolph County be, and they are hereby
requested to meet in their respective townships
as early as convenient and form township Clay
Clubs.
, Resolved, That the executive committee in
each township, call township meetings in their
respective townships on the 1st Saturday in May,
for the purpose of forming township Clay Clubs.
Resolved, That the Secretary of this Club
furnish each Vice President with a copy of the
Constitution of this Club, and the Resolutions
adopted by this meeiJng, and that the Vice Presi.
dents furnish a copy of the same to each mem.
ber of the executive committee of this Club in
their respective townships, to be presented by
them to each voter in the county for their signs,
lures. . . . - , ,
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meet,
ing be signed by the Chairman and Secretary,
and a copy of the same be furnished to the edi.
tors of the Boon's Lick Times and Paris Mcr
cury for publication.
WM. B. McLEAN, Chairman.
N. B. Coates, Secretary.
DC7Tlie Governor has appointed Joii.t
M. Krcm, Judge of the St. Louis Circuit
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