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,Clebration of the fourth
The FOURTH OF JULY was celebrated
at this place, with the usual patriotic fI.
ing The Declaration of' Independenev
was read by Col. J. P. Carroll, and a
spirited oration delivered by Lewis T.
W gfall, Esq. A large number of citizeus
afterwards repaired to a barbecue prepared
for the occasion. A number of Regular
and Volunteer Toasts was offered.
t EGULA R TOASTS.
1. The Fourth of July 1776.-We
should ofien review the origin of our no
tional rights, to learn theirjust value.
2. Governor Kboble.-Ilis talents and in
tcgrity fit him for bis high station.
3. The Penitentiary Syste.--" The
worst use that can be made of a man is to
4. The Hon. F. W Pickens.-i-He has
discharged his duty faithfully as represen
tative, we shall not forget ours as consi
5. internal finprocements.-To increase
the ftcilities of arrying the products of
the soil to market. is the best preservative
of emigration from a long-settled State,
to inore fresh andfertile regions, yieldina
the sane qtaples.
G. TheA ilitia Systcm.-W here reform
ed, let it be done with a careful and cau
7 The Louistille,Cincinnati 4; Charles
ton Rail Road.-Leut us not be seduced l'y
the magnificence of the enterprise, into
rash and wasteful expenditures, which
must retard if not defeat our ultimate pur
pose. We may reach Cincinnati, if we
rest at Columbia.
8. The Free School System.-Let it be
said nf Carolina that her people are a body
of scholars. rather than a band of soliers
-that she is the Attica, rather than the
Laconia ofthe South.
9. Direct Trade with Europe.-The
fewer the agents who make profits out of
the products we sell, and the merchaudize
ve buy, the larger will be our receipts and
the smaller onr expenses.
10. The Chain of our Political Union.
-The blows and attrition which it has en
dured, have but served to remove its rust.
and burnish its links.
11. The Taij Compromise.-Its viola
tion by the other party, will be the siganal
for the recovery of the rights, which we
patriotically surrendered in its adoption.
12. Banks.-They are too apt to forget
in their selfish speculaionq, that their pe
culiar privileges were conferred for the
sake of accommodation to the community.
13. The Independent Treasury.-The
simplest and safest mode of keeping and
disbur-,ing the money of the Government.
The following Voluntecr sentiment was
given by Capt. J. Miller:
Martin Van Buren-The Chief Magis
trate of the Nation; the best political Jia
gler that is in the Ution. Juggled the
South out of Power, and vo' ed lor theForce
Dill, to coerce theState of South Carolina
-jnto submission. H-ow much bietter is he
now than then? I don't wnnt him.
[No other Volunteer toalst was handed ir
On the Fou'RH oF JULY. a large and
respectable comnpany asseimbled at Maj.
John C. Allen's, in Edgefield District, In
celebrate our National Anniversatry. A
number of ladies graced the occasion with
their presence. The Declaration of Iude
pendence was read in an audible vnice. by
Dr. John Landrutt, and an eloquent ora
tion delivered by Col. Arthur Simkins.
Dinuner was then served up in excellent
style. A separate table handsomely ar
ranged was provided for the ladies. Capt.
J.onathan Wecver acted as President of
the day, and Maj. John C. Allen, andl
JT. J. Sentell as Vice-Presidents. Great
unanitnity and order prevailed throughtot
the Assembly. A number of Regular
Toasts was readh in the following order:i
1. The 4th of Junlv, 1776-May millions
with hearts of gratitude. remiember those
whlo on, this day g ave birth to our lib
-2. Liberty-A blessing to which there
is no equal, and in defence of whidb no la
bour and toil can lie too great a satcrifice.
~3. The Constitution of the U. States
The Constitution as it is, and not as Fed
oralisms, and Demagogues wodin'ake it;
fortified by cheeks and balandes it~s
equally the rights of all.
4. The Governor of South Carolina
Distinguished for his public services and.
his great devoti6n to the interests of the
5. The Direct Trade-Tfie many pa
triotic efforts which htave been made to
bring about a revival of Southern Corn.
- nerce, clearly indicate,'ultimate 'wee,
0. Our Represeatative, the Hon. F.
* (. ?gikeen-He has lahouredl faithfuly
and deser'.ers tl he tbantks of his const ituents.
7. The Judiciery of South Carolina.
Distinguished for their .nletls, their legal
knaowledge, and hiaht mersl character.
S . South Carolina-The lhag. ship of
the sotht, with John C. Calhoun for her
pilot, she can brave the loudest and the
longest tempehist. [13 cheers.]
-9. The President of the United States.
~--I1is sterni rebuke of the A bolitionists,
hoimselrworihy of the title of "the North
ern ian with Southern principles."
10. The South Western Rail ltoad
A hond of union between the Soutthern and
We.tern States. Success to the MigIty
\ ork, which is productive of incalculable
good to so large a number of Stares.
11. The American Abolition Society
The recent meeting of this body in the
City or New York, shild meet the devi
ded opposition (if every good citizen
12. The memory of George Washin
13. The American Fair-Charneierised
by th,-ir beauty, modesty. anid above all,
by their domestic virtues. .[13 cheers.j
By Capt. Jon. Wever, President. I ts
you the nemnor% of a brave and Pairiatir
man Mij. Gen. William Butler. May his
name b- immortalized.
By .l;aj. John C. Allet,Vice P esident.
George McDutlie-No main ever retir-I
from piuhtie life with a purer character fior
honesty-a nobler charaeier for fe-arless
ness iu his country's cause, or a higli-r
character oi- Eloqueoce.
By Capt. . J. Semell. Vice Presidet.
The sons of Carolina.-May they consid-r
calmly anal without prejtlice thev position
inl which they now <tanid, itdil tIy they
cntivate those sentimeniats lest c,denilated
ti preserv- peace and harmony of feelian-;
the best means of preserving thatr union
so dearly bm.ght by the blood of our an
By Benj. Stevens.Eq.one of ihe Coin
mtittee The Orator of the day.-Ile has
portrayed wi:hi honor t himseif a d coun.
trv. the patriots and soldiers who rendered
bk day illustrious.
To thi,,Col. Simkins responded briefly
and olired the followiing sentiment:
The Sonth Carolina Minnie mten.-A
volunteer Corps. if long nid respectable
standing. Int 1815 they too k oap arm, in
defence of their Country. In 18.3 th.-y
were not fotwid wanting, and in 1836. ma
ny of them becaea neainted ii ith the
wila hatmtmocks or Florida.
To thi<, Lient. J. R. Wever replie' in
an appropriate tildress, and gave the All
lowing sentiment :
The Direct Trade.-May all elasse,
unite in t le pait ria ic efort, ito I -ing abot
its specdy restmration.
By Goody .\le.lannt, one of the Coni
mittee. The Great Rail Road to the
Wesi-4 schete fmighitv in conceptian -
A work requiring the Unitled efi rls of all
the States iuterested, to insure its comple
- By Tohn Aadamsone of the Cornmitte-.
-Pence and friendship with all iations,.
entangling allinnres with ione.
By A. P Kinnaird. one of the Commit
tee-lleabh and happncs to the Ladies,
who have honuorcd us with their compao%
By A. C. Deen, one of the Committee
The Ladies of Edgefield-Modest, he,-it
if ul, aid enchatating, lhe most preciou,
gill frQom the Creator.
By John S. Snyley, one or the Com.
mnittee. Northern Aboliton-got tup Iy
ranatics and hypocrites. A schetie too
powerless to aflect the South.
ByJohn Lark, one of the Commiitee.
Let coninmerce flourish and discord cease,
AnIdl all mankinA w&ill live in peace.
By Simeo-an Mattthews tine oIf the comn
amittee. The farmers-the honie nnd sinien
of lhe counitry By their industry anal
economy, all trades flaiurish.
By J no. F. Me'!!e~, aine of the Comit
tee. Thel signer oif the D~eeinration oif in
aieeinc-TIhey have left a naoble ex
:ample tao the patriots of every landl.
By Dr. Jno. Lndrttm. WVashinigton.
F'irsi Commander in Chief aof the armies
of hlis country, firs Presiadent of the U.
States, and "flrst in the affections of htis
By'Drury lierne, a Revolutionary Sol
tier-Snecess to aeverv institntiain that is
f'undedl int instice-conduceted w"ithI wisdlom
mdai conducive to thte beniefit of the peopile.
M1as suddfen destruetian a w ait all ot hers.
Biy Johno S. Neal. Our liberty-not
ought with money, but with the blood1( ao
our aticestors. May their adescenadauts h.
-ver abile and. willing to mntaiin it eveni
at a greater sacrifice.
By Col. S. Chrisitie. The Patriots of
Seventy-Six-They fonght anid hued tao
eetre us the blessinigs tof tiberrVt. M ay we
>rove ourselves worthy of sntehI anicestors.
By James Rtobertson M~ay ihe cii
enis of America. continue to rear sonas
orthy of the nobile ia trioits of '76.
By. Maj. John Quanttlehuni. The petty
Banks of'Geoirgiia. They are swindlingr
ntachites tiauaged by unprincipledl spee
lators. May the citizens of. Carolinia,
suwake from'~ their slutmber; pilace out their
seninels, and theebVavoid a disconnit ol
~reen per cent en the proceeds of their
By H.rt C.hTrne. Thn Ahbolitionists
iffhe'C~othwhowisht toidepr' . the
Suithi of their rights. May the~y travet the
toad that Wurd'sigeese *ent-to~ the Devil!
KyWilliptr J. Adams. The North A
mereaagnion-IJ has cosi too mneh-I-'
aiforiidimdelappiniess to lie dissolved
(r jiith nnistttcauen. .
ifBy Theophilns Jen'duin. George Wash
Initon-The Father and prediterof his
muniry. Though dead,' he jet lives in
the~hearts of his countrymen.
By Oliver Moore,Esq.-May the priests
always feet serious, when they say their
own prayers! -
By Edward Vati. The Ladiea-May
modaesty adorn ;hem'r-phace attend thiem
-and virtue guide fthem through the vi
cissitudes of life.
By A Graham.-Wouldh to God that
the Citizens of South Carolina, wouldl
hold to the principles of their Fairefathers!'
By Thos. B. H arvey. The Corn-Big.
--O?;alI' the insects biret bing, I think they3
are the " orst!
They are liated by the devil. :an ninety
niinP times elnt.
By Theophilus Deen. We hatve a
Goterinent of our own-laws aif ouir
owu, and ze are always ale and wvil
inig to defend them.
By TP. Youablood. The Charlesto.
Raif .Road.-One of th~egretest and muos't
inneninna wvorts ol'mtaur.
Uy John larvey. Liherty-Lng may
she live and lie the blessing of mankind.
By Mr. Elemburg. South Carolina
Give me birth-with her I live-with her
11y James Stevens. The American
Eagle--In 1776, he sprenad his wings
over tlirteen States. ie now waves them
over thirteen more. May he eontinne to
s.pread therm in length, and breadth, and
never lose a feither.
l% P. F. Laiirde. The Press.--A
ignified and independent prea', is a
ble~sina to a imnion. A licenti us or
lime serring press is a ninst dreadful
cutrse. Let the people see to it. that
ihis iniell'v e'ngimt: is never usei to their
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'ratt~oy JULY 11. l$:'.
Late f-ost.-An exchange paper says,
the ground was covered w.ith. a white frons.
in t he vieinity of Portland, Maine on file
lirning of the 111'h tilt.
Rcuben the renon-nd.-It w as latelv si.aid
that Iluben',, Al. Whitnev was in Mi'a'is
sippi. "attedilin to hi ownt private hit.+
naess." 1- is prinate husitess was tI obtain
a -ituation if he contd, as President. or
Director of the Rail lRoad Bank at Virks
hurg H aving reeaive'd very cavalier trent
ment at that pltce, he has returned in the
North. Enough ofd R enhen!
The Abolitionists. -According to the
New York New Era, these fanaties cal
poll 30,000 votes inl the State of N. York.
They hold in their hand-, the balance of
power in that State. At the meetine
which the American Aholition Society,
held a few week, since, in the city of New
York,they organizel the'mselves as a purty
4nd resolved tnaniintisly, ''to withhold
their votes from those wvhot differ from
l hem." They :i "resad, ihai the piO
litical ptower of lie free States is bufficient
if Irperly exerciaed. to erminate shive
ry in the .'ion ' Th, inmher of Aoh.
lion Societies itn t heliUnitedStates, is stated
to be sixteei hinalred anid fifty, anal he
umiher of piapers which advocate their
Some of our readers may have sup
posed, that speech -mlakiti on very trifling
siljects was unfined to tle Aa,,-rw'at
ConGresa. They may have thought that
out' Congressional orators were the ily
mlen who o1 Oke a areat deal about little
matters,aud con -med in trilles, that time
which should he devoited tip the iiiportant
btsiness of oi h unation. 'Tits true h t int
out' Grand Cotneil, mait speecew< v hie!.
Ia' the qjuiutessence ofnaansense, are often
madgtle. but in the B1ritish Parliament, there
is (ite as intich foolery fregtlentily exhibi
ted. in that body, which claims to be
"the first assembly in the world," there is
as mli-lei speakitng on trifling maters, as in
:my other deliberative assembly on earzh.
T'he only aifla'rencc between the Briti'h
Parliamtent. a nd the A mnerianCongress,is,
that the mem)bert of thae former'.indulge itn
heir fully at the'ir own e.xpenise, a'nd our
lhontorable gentlemen reeeivye cight dol.
lers a. dagy. fbir'tlking heir nonasense. it is
e'urcely necessar'y to say, that thtese re
arks do t a~m ptply to tl)~Iaseible, working
mcn of Congress.
Much abuse has beetn lavished upon
\mos Kendall, hierause he anda his family
.joy ,('verni profitable olliecs utiler the
lovernmetnt. Doubtless, Amo, knows
wirectly e' ll.how~ to p:ihvele for hirn'elf,
mtd his ownt. Bait it seems, that some of
he Wh'ligs believe as raeligionsly,as he des
in that text of sc'rip ftrte. which says, "lie
hat~t providleth tnt fair his hotusehohal, fiathI
lenied the Fatith. anid is worse thati ant in-~
idelcI" We c'opy the followinig from the
LE.- EvvsnY Di ?itocnta't PA PER t'H TtE
U r s.CaaPY 'ints -"teteragnter' rltir
\naditori, hats bhal his aoflice for thirty yearts.
ait a soary aif $3000~t pwr antnum, mtakinty
i90,000.~ IIe has utnder him, a famirily eli.
qne of' seven't irelatives, sorts andl brothears -in
huw apipoiteda by him, re'eit irig te a
unt i of' se've'n thuouand tmore. All these
ra' hot, thioroanieh-inaine ferailhists. the~s
mansi that they are so, & dlefyMr.VaniBoren
'ad his ademnoertlie scum tio pt thetm aut."
'sidles, we undcerstantd some portioti of
his famiily hauve sotia places in the army.
We thinik this rather monapolizing.
We tmistake Mr. Van Btirert very mitcn,
f ec will not apptly the samte priticiple oh'
-tiitOf in ollia'a 'a this federal ineumbent.
that he dial to his demotce ntic friendls,Jones,
Skinter~otid Craig. If he sloes tiot, what
exense ('at) he aive the dlemtocracy for re
aiting in aiffice a political optponent, while
e is turintg out his iids? Will the
emoaratic party statnd it? 'Aye, there's
The Bleautties of Pllonarchies.-E urope'an
writerS, anal especinikv British tourists of
the Tory Sehonol, snehi ats C'aptain Hail,
and aitlir degraided serving metn of Kinigs,
and Qnteenis. prate' atteh abot the su
perior excellencee of Moat'chien I Govern
mets. They have drawn in tlie darkest
anal most somtbre tints, the picture of a Re
phtai.espeaiallyv such a one, as 'turs. Ae
rording ta& themn a free Goavernment is
no' 'in but an-archy,s .tl nieer absetnce of'
safety for li e, air propterty! It is a pe'rfect
m b ec cy. It la. "Confus , wairse cont
fonded.'' -ecordintt to their shewingt,
monutreby is :dellezhtful pene a
henv y ''l'! A4 calnt iIleedI it mait
rm .-bu it is "nn of des nntism. oh rot.
lowing picture of Royal Governments, is
drawn by Mr. Cormenin, a subject of
Louis Philippe, the Citizen-king of the
French, in a paminphlet published before the
late ministerial changes. Mllark the dif
lerence between republicsand monarchies!
There is a King of the Turks,. who im
pales his hal)py Osmtaulis on a spike, or
sews themta up in a sack, and sends then,
head foretimst to the bottomx of the Bospho
There is a Kina in all the Rusins, who
Ienads his well beloved subjects an hnndre-t
eet under ground, if they pretend to be
liberal, even to the extent of 1. Mole's lih
TIhere is a King of the Austrians,whose
paternial despotisn is tenipered by the
Schlugue and solitary confinement.
There is a King of the Prussian<, whose
illutirious despotism advances towards a
consitiltion,under the escort or provincial
establishtents. and tinder the wise and
liberal impulse or Northern Gvermatiy.
There is a Kinl! of the Swedes, who has
still under his orders the peasants and the
There is a King of the Danes. a citizen
autocrat. who rises from the table, hi,
inpkiii under his arm, to give audience to
the pi-asants in wooden shoes.
There is aKing of the Nenpolitans. who
permits his subjects to la-k int the sun, n
lhtng ih, qnays of the vohiptnomi. Parthen
ope. who treats the Sicilian people as if V c
had conqiered their country, and who
ligns to grant an amnesty to his Sover
There is a Kiing of the Belitins, %who
lays at the gatie of tihe four corners, and
a1lu ay- fild., the place taketi.
The is a Qieen of England, who ofli
viates pontifwally, and has the mass per
irmed. who gives the train of her roei to
Dukei and Peers to support: who crowns
her virgin brow with a diadem of pearls
and rubies, and whom they serve humbly
on their knees, ht who is n it at liberty i
chfoosc her own femmcs de chambre.
There is ;, Queen of Portngal who by
turns di' ides her applauses and her oiths
iet weev 1n o Charters, one of which coies
from I know not where, and the other is of
I know not whom.
There is i Queen of Spain, who has
aIn ys rearly three or four consittiions. t"
exchliige, aiccording as the revolution. the
Carnerilla, or roreign influtnce dominates.
To fitishthere is a Kitng of the French.
who reigns simply by the Charter. But it
appears that is not enough for certain ex
pert and clever people who want nore
%% ho) want a super-hiinan king, sent froi
hteaven, or erown nut of himself-a king
of pure piantasy-a great king, who Ohill
confound. inl his victorious hemnds, the dotn
ble power of Napoleon and Louis XIV.
Fenale Court ship in Rome -The women
of Rome,know nothing of those restrtints
which delieacy,modesty.and virtue irmpo
upon the sex in northern Europe. A Ru
matt lady, who takes a liking to a youii
foreitrer,does riot east do'n her eyes when
ie looks at 1er, bit fixes thent upon him
long and with evident pleasure; nay, she
gazes at him alone whenever she meets
him, in Company, at chitrch, at the theatre,
or in her walcs. She w-l say, without
ceremiony, to a friend of the young mani's,
"Tell that gentleman I like hint." If the
man of herchoice feels the like sentiments,
& asks. "Are you fond of ne?" she replies,
with the utmost frankness--Yes, dear."
Some of the old bachelors hereabouts,
wonld like the introdnution of the Roman
style of courting-would they not, Major?
Somei may think this Roman custom
might he worthy of imit ation in rare cases.
It muay be said, were it not for such a etis
tomr, what would become of over-modest,
:;ki gentlemenl, who dare not r~penl their
mouths in the presence of ihe ladies~
Some may thitnk, that a lit tle-very, little
forwardness on the part of damsels, in
I he great husiness of wooing, to shrinking,
blushinig, tiid bachelors, is not amiss.
'Tis tttny be so-hut we like tnt the least
departure from that modesty, which is at
onice the glory and the characteristic of~
~he gentler sex. A very igth authorify,
Linadley Murray saysi in his grammar;
"Modesty is a quality whtieb. highly adorns
a womrani."-Very true, old Murray!-A
miost excellent precept this. which. thou
iivest to the pretty, little daughters of our
land, a, thev pore over thy grammar, in
thleir school days!
The Edgetiel Baptist Mlinisterial Con
ferenci held its quarterly meeting in this
place, 'in the 3dl inst. Ini comphtance with
the reguests of thte churches, tlite following
nppoiments of protracted meetings were
miade, each to commence o'n the Friday
biefore the Lord's Day mentioned.
At Antioch, on the 4th Lord's Day in
Jutly;Ahney, Brttnson, and HilL Attending
At Pleasat Grove, onl the 1st. Lord's
Day in A ugust; Sohnsioti.Abuey, and Bruin
son, Attending Preachers,
At Republican, on the same day; Hill,
A ttending Preacher.
At Little Stephetns' Creek, on the 2d
Lord's Day ini August; all the Ministeri-ig
btrethren requested to attenid.
A t Gilgal. otn the 3d Lord's Day in Atn
cust; all thle brethren invined m' artend.
At Mt. Moriah, on the 4th Loird's Day
in Antgust: Hill.Ch'les, Ahney,. atnd Brun
son. Attnding Preacher's.
At Callehtams, on the 1st Lord's Day,
in September; Hill, Ahney, anid Brunison,
At Chesntnt fill, on'rie 2d Lord's Dav
in September; Mill and- Altney, Attending
A f Plttm Branch, Cal the 3d Lord's Day
in September; Hifl, and Ahney, A ttemling
At nothanv- on the 4th Lord's Day in
September, Dill, Abney, 'Brunson, and
(liles, Attending Preachers.
The following query was taken up and
discussed extensively: "Cau a member of
the Church of Christ, consistently with
his profession, purchase a ticket in a lot
iery?" The unanimous opinion of the
conference was, tbat, iHE COULD NOT, nti(
the Chairman was requested to prepare an
ebsay, as soon as he could- conveniently.
expressive of the views of the Conference,
on the subject.
Thei Conference then adjourned to meet
at Sardis Church, on Friday morning,4i
o'clock-the day before the meeting of the
EJefieldI Baptist Association. They at
fectionately invite their brethren of the
churches, and any others wYho may he
pleased to attend upon their deliberations.
W. B. JOUNSON, Chair'n.
July 6, 1839.
CAtRIDo:, S C. Jui 29.
Pursuant to public no-ie-e. a large and
respectible portion of the citizens of .Ah
beville, Edgsfield. Newherry and Lau
ren, Districts.assembled at Cambridge, on
Saturday the 29th alt. for the purpose of
consilering the .propriety of petitioning
,he Legislature, for a grant to form a new
jtdicial and election District. At 12 a'
clock, the Company cotnvened, when on
motion of Dr. S. V. Cain, the Rev. R.
Ni. Tod( was called to the Chair, ad Dr.
It. C. Griffin and Capt Robert Child
were requested to art as Secretaries. The
Chairman after explaining the object of
the Meeting in a very lucid and impressive
manner, gave notice that the Chair nas
vacuted, when, on motion. James S. I ope
Esq. was un'animously called to preside
over the meeting. Dr. Cain rose and
offered th.e following preamble and Reso
lutions, which were unani nously adopted.
In support of the reolutions, Dr, Cain
itide some very appropriate remarks, ex
hibiting many advantages and' conveni
enees which must result from our contem
plated object; shewing in a very conspi'u
ois mainer, the opposition with which we
would have to contend, and stated we must
lie prepared to hattle against it, with the
strong weapons of Argument and Truth;
that there was no earthly object which
man could not accomplish, no height to
which he could not attain, and concluded
hy ur.ging stronly upon the citizens, in
dustry, perseverdnce, hold and indefatign -
tile energy, and above all, unanimity of
sentiment, and concert of action.
Col. B. T. Watts rose and expressed his
concurrence in our laudable undertaking.
Made a short, though handsome speech,
dwelling particularly upon the great ine..
quality of the Senatorial representation.
between the upper and lower country.
The Preamble and Resolutions read as
Whereas a portion of the Citizens of
Abbeville, Edgefield, Neiberry and Lau
rens Districts, adjoining the IslandFord on
Saluda River, have this day asaembled in
Cambridge, to take into consideration the
propriety of founding a newv judicial and.
electdott District, and have been driven to
this necessity, from many incon venietnces,
of residing remotely from the Court Houses,
which they nowv hwev to at tend in the trans
action of the nuimberless duties, which
the laws require of them. Be it therefore,
Resolved, .1st. That we unite in peti
tirioning the Legix!ature of South Caro
lint, at its next Session, to grant us the
formation of a new Judicial and Election
District around Cambridge, and that a
Comnmittee of Twenty, (5 from each adja-l
eent District) be appointed by the Chairl
to draw a petition to that effect, and report
at an adjourned meetitng, to be held at this
place on Saturday, the 27th Ju'ly next.
In cotifoirmity with the above Resolution,
the following gentlemen were appointedl:
from Laurens, Col J. D. Williams,Capt.
A. Grigfin, Riebard Watts. Allen Vance
and Dr. J. P. WVatta; from Newherry,
Win. 12. Caldwell, Col. B3. F. Griin.
Win. Smith, lMj. Z. W. Carwile, and
John Chappell; from Edgefield, Col. Lar
kit Grillin, Jani. S. Popie, Dr. R. C. Grif
fin, Dr, E. Andrews and Col. Richard,
Grilin; frm A bbeville, Dr. S V. Cain,
Maj. Wmn. Eddins Capt. Rohert Child,
Joel Smith, and Jaimes McCrackatn.
2d. Resolved, That a Committee of
Eight,(t wo from each District) lie appoint
edl by the Char, to solicit te influence of
bhe dtelegattion from their respective Die
tricts, for our contemplated object.
In conformity with this Resolution the
Commiute were a ppointed as follows; train
Laurence, Col. John D. Williams, Allen
Vance; from Newherry Col, B. F. Griflin,
and John Chappell; from Edgefield, W.
N. Moore, Thios. Paynet from Abibeville.
Albiert Waller, and .31aj. Win, Eddins.
3d. Resolved. That a Committee of
Eigt (tw o from each Disttrica) be sippoint
ed to aseertaitn the piopulatiomn anud attotunt
of taxation. within the limuits of the anticipa
ted District. and report the samte at an ad
journed tmeetitng, to be held in this pilace lin
the 1st Saiturday, in October next.
In cotnfortmity with the a bove Resolution,
lhe followving gent lenmen were appointed
the Comincie, from Laurens, Co'l. B. T.
Wa;tts, Alletn Vance; from nNewher'y,Wo.
E. Cald'iell, Johnu Chatppell; from Abbe
vulle,J,.el Suth, N. MlcCants; from Edge
field, TP. J. Coleman, TV. C. Griflin.
4tiu. Resolred, That a sutitabile piernl
'ir'tper-eiio het ~ oppinted to siurvey and
Araw a apm or den une Distrit,
Jn colform ity with this Resolution, 1U.
Wi. 11. Griffin, and John McLellan Etn.
5th. Resolved, That the public Jdurbals
throughout the State, be requested to pub
list the I rocCedings of this meeting.
JAS. S. POPEPres't.
R. C. GRIFFiN, Secre
R .BERT CHTLD. taries.
The 1. York Cou rier & Enqutirer doubts
the aecnracy of the information,, which
we recently gave from Washington, on
i hetbject of indemnity for the shipwreck.
ed slaves. We since understaid. the arti
cle we published wassubstantially correct.
Our con espomfent spoke of the shipwreck
ed slaves onuly, and nor those on board of
the vessel whirh was compelled, for waitt
of provisions and other causes. to touce at
the Bahama,, Islands. It is said. that the
British Governrent' have objected to pay
for these last, on the ground that they frero
not wrecked, and on the further g'round,
that they were landed after the Act of Par
liament. ematncipating all the 1laves frthe
Brirish West India Istands, had gone into.
operation-grounds, which ne think'with-.
our Government, were not at all tenable.
We learn. that the two cargoes of the
Comet and Encomium, will receive the
highest average value ever obtained, and
interest, which they at one time rejected,
from the date of the seizure on the wholo
amount. This is probably tlie most fiberal
arrottgement ever achieved. -The aver
age value of slaves. meit, women and ebil
dren, is tear $500. In the lasi war, .Mr.
Gallatin received about $200. The ship.
wrecked slaves, ott board the Conet and
Encomium, amounted, it is said, in all, to
200. rhose on hoard the other vessel, the
Enterprize to 78 only.--Richmond Enq.
From the Vicksburg (Miss.) Sentind.
THE PROGRESS OF CORRUPTION.
No country. civilized or savage, that-his..
tory or tradition hat hanided' dowt to us,
ever preseoted so hideous a state of public
morals, as does Mlississippi at the present.
time. The total disregard, the indifer
ence, the seeming insensibility to every
moral principle, which marks the conduct
of a large portion of the people, the offiters
of the law, sand above all, those who have
undertaken to make our money, ig a foul
stain on haiman nature. Centuries to come,
it will he pointed to, as the Zahara in the
world of civilization. We do not refer
particularly to the assassihations and mur
ders, and other violent outrages on theper;
sons of individuals, which have disgraced
th6 State for many years. The assassin
and the braTo, black and damned as they
are, will stand as angels of light when
compared with the sly and smooth-spoken
thie, who stands at a bank desk with a
pen behind his ear, and robs thousands of
the fruits of their labor. In connexion
with these infamous st. indlers, we not uno
trequently find the ermine of justice, the
aheriff who. has sworn to execute the laws
and other ptublic functionaries, united in
one common purpose of plunder. What
is to he the result? What is to be done?
Is there to be no end ite he ravges'of this
moral aimoom! Have the great mass of
the people not intelligence and virtue e
nough to bee that interest and duty and
humanity itselfcall loudly uporn them to as
sert the dignity of their race,to rise in their
majesty, and put a-.end to the scenes
which disgrace our country and our kind7
The great mass of the peoplie of Missi
tippi, wre tony say five-sixths, are as intel
ligent and as honest as an on the globe;
but such are their engagements and puir
suits, that they have had no time to devoto
to public atfialrs. The c'onsequence is,
that thte speculat or and swinidler have been
permitted to manage the buiess of the
country,to monopolize the offices- of trust,
o make the laws, and to plund'er the in
'lustrious for years past,witht the most per
From the Macon Messengev.
BIMoTI LorTrzair' HunUo.-We
last week published a detsiled accotnnt -of
on imposture now attemsptedl ro Be played
orliun outr good natured fellow citizens,
in the shape of a "l$fammotht Lottery,"
said to be chartered by tdie Legislature of
Florida. We copiedik from tile Florida -
HeralA~ at a special request received from
St. Augustine, and'liave every reason to
believe the statemtents cont ained therein, to .
he fully correct.- We should not have re
ferred to the subject tagain, hiad we not
since seen a pultcation of the-seheme, and
the responsibility olithose connected with
it, endorsed by the Editor of the Post of
this city. We have seen statemener that
fully authorize us in saying th~at- it is a
swi'ndling transactionl f1om begintiing to
enrd. Nor even- the act- und'er which it
professes to have heeti cr'eatedever exis
tedl. Such ia'hill-did pass the E~egislature
of Florida,but was vetoed'hy theGovernor.
'Te-na me Sylvester & Co. Agents, atNewv
Yorkyi's also an' itnpositdom If such a
concern exists, it is not the one so well
known as Luttery Dealers, which they
htaseaiready declared. The scheme was
published in- s'sheet purporting- to lbe Syl
veser'wNewv Reporter; but from whenco
it came, appears to be *unitunwn' to the'
real S. J. Sylvester & Co. Further may
be learned by referring to the arti'cle;puh
lished by us last wreek. We would adviso
that no one risks his money on tiie scheme,
as it will be a deed- loss,- both to them. and
t he pvinters- wio-havc baeen guled so far as
to-advertise the Lottery.
SouTHExas Mau,.---icot~tuonce of
Lte $rpreus Mfai.-The Globe of' the 28th
tilt. says:--We are t'eqoested' to state, for
the informariion of those concerned, that an
arngemnent, by whieh- the great mail is
to be trinsportet bet ween New-York, and
New-.Orleans, in- nine dny~s, will take
elec ott the first of next month. In con
s1euece of this impros etnent. the express
tmailhbet ween Anigns,- Ga., and Mobile,
Ala , as wellt as- rhr branch nmow in opera
tiotn bietween Montgomery, Ala, attd Nash
ville Treon.. will cease to run on that daty."
E * Governor Tyler. of Va., of wrhose
Wthiggism, some doubts had been expma
--. has nvoiwed. his preference for Mr.
tC y nr. next Presi eaut, over all ottiers
wrho have been namad.