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Your Correspondent "Edgefield" has wated
inuch solemuity to prove, that himsef und his
friends have been taken aback by the nomina
tion of Col. Richardson, and that their prolfiund
plottings to make a Governor for the good peo
ple of South Carolina. are in danger of subver
sion from being prematturely blown.
When Mr. Clay let the cut otofthe hag. and
predicted, on inorination fro: our State, a po
litcal revolution in South Carolina, I was at a
loss to know how it was to commneie'; but the
nomination of Col Ricliardsou has forced the
revolutionists to uniask their plail.-lt ur
good "Edgetield" has done umch to enh!rbiten
mne. " .E.cfumo darc luccei"-his re'umoistranice
is the smoke of an ence's camp I know
from its solemn curl where the enemy is, cook
ing his political prandinn belore ihe battle,
with a bltte cockado. as biS r as a pancake, otn
his helmet. and burii& Whig incene ou a
He ob etis'that the Mercury shidd nominate
Col. Richardson "at the very moenctit when it
was rumored that the dilfe'rent a1pirants for
that office were maneurring in the field pie
paratory to the approaching contest." That at
this very momnelt. when others were in the
feld, (under the rose), ti Merenry should, con
trary to all military usage', tttunid the Sub
Treastry flag, openly atnoutnce its Cmndidate
and the grotnds of its preflerence, and thiuts
cruelly comlel the manoetvrers to sherec their
colours, and htrry tip their heavy artillery, has
atm'rzed and bewvilderedl onr gooti citizena. lie
is "struck with amazement, ad. for a time,
lost ic conjecture." Prodigionstactician: To
be thus taken by surpriste in the midst of his
mtcanwuvres-.hv his :t rotntleeist mnarebit i1::10 the
open field dire'etly :n his front-ad:i iing him
a fir opportunity of coming onut (f the lttuhes
and forning his'line of b.tle ! Did lie thinik
that the movement hostile to .lMr. Cainean and
the Sub-Treasury, annmonned hy Mr. Clav.
would b- al~owe'd gniie-tiv to ml~,wtot
injeiipdient, that lie is 'thu1s supitied at the
miracle of a counter movement? Vid bhe coutt
on our delicacy to permnit th. Wheis, the htuks,
and his other tuiseellaneots allies to occnpv
every iportant post. befre we astmeil the
defeiisive ' Is he afraid to trstt the people
that lie is thus horrifield it the necessin of a
fair and open ti ial before the Petopli! t
Are TilE PEOPLE nobodv, that they are
to be hoodwinked for the convenie::ce 'of in
triguers. and have Govertors thrust upon them
by surprise, by thesu poli:ieal Wam % icks. aller
their " munencres"' ale conoml Iated. and it is
too late for us to reemoietrate' ! Stre!v it is
more respectftd and 'dntifull In tl.e piep. to
announce a candid:tte iii good iime for the dis
Cussion of his claimus, aNd to aie reasnis for
supporting himt, as has been din by the MCr
cutrv, than to keep tle people in 'he'dik, euttil
politicians have diposed c.f t':- State-.n.d
then call for the popuiar sacdon, ns a :,nere
formality. I am glad that the nominato if
Col. Richardson has bromught to light, who are
the canmlid:ates for Governeor. an.l tlt't v -h dl
soon know we' adrlvu'c the r..,,ricanlid":r
and icith ie.'wt 'alinx:t, daLen;.' C.I.. i
so's claims, as a m::1 :ad apih:ica. I 4iin.
ciples. and party aS::>itaiin- amil tii. ir
placed before iu-. and scrndaty liite. Let
the other candid:ites come forth as :tlv. as
can-lidly. and there will be int of the party
jocke'ying" which - Edgelield' affvcis to :ppre
hend. If the other c:ndit:t-s were a:re.iv
''in the field' befo:n his aIne e:et, th:
ha:1 the " s:art"-or it h:is at Iatrt. b --u -i:*."
If his nomination by ian organ eaf the .ttN I!ifiers.
was an alvantage, it was uno ihtic adva::g.
Considering lits coirs:', aid the opinionts of. the
Mercury, it was du: to hiim ti-o;: that paper:
and his opponetits ara neleei:L to con:rer
b:lance sIAl aavantle b oinatin inl a
Bank orgai, as they lav trie.1 throih te
Charlcston Courier. wiiiie:i last naper his le
tracted its endorsem:t of Col.' Ri-:ardson'S
"Edgefield" calls the .Miercitrv 'one:- truted.'
ts ifit had ecased to te trtt eI hv 'the Im tr.
What party! If'l:dgefieIkt hal withdrawi :is
confideiee before tie' %% rtle, he hiast ne riebtt to
the explanation he demands t' thi L',itor. Ir
the latter had thea no contidence t'his t- a!b<<-.
If 'Edgefielk' damies the influence at th:e .\ler
cutry, why complaiii of its cotrse ? Blt of u-e/,t
party-does 'Edgefield' s The old Nili
ticattioni par'ty? Fromn that there teas bieen a
secessioni, or excrescence, winhehoptintf thle
sentinents antd tarngtte of a Virgnimia Whetig.
has edetnotnneed Semutha Catolitee Netllifietin a.
'ras.h' and *ptesillatineis.' lI -Edalild' is~ of
thai~t cligee or s:tbservientt to theine-and in their
bexulf sp~ea!<s fur the partv, fromn which thiey
leave ratted off-tthe E~ditocr ne~ed not! milutret th~e
loss of a conftidne, whrich as ae S. Careoiliian
he conld niever reciprecite: ant 'tis tnot the first
inistance of d-:serters fitchain-r e:ir il. ertte cover
tbeir absconding to the eneemy, aut irinag onc
the faithfutl setntinel wvho "cnid ied the atlirmt.
"Edgetield"i objencts to the ninait~tin of Col.
Richard'oni, bcy a le:::tinig utllitic'tin eirg:m.
otn thle sceore of digity-as a raising af the
Union FIlag; and yeet, onir nob'le atn ieanorablle
friend. though toec digntified tio no:ii ate', lies
with his digntiied mteeiestnce, beent aelmost
simtultaiieouts, if he hais not anitic' iaed the noi-tti
ntationi of .tinde JFohnison, hr/ a Kuujier. in the
Ctharltestocn Courier. Nowv if~ tile Mercury be
guilty, hias not our 'Edg'i*ld' been guilty toe
of this tttidigtted canessioni to thie mtioerit~ !
Jttd~te Johemson teo lee sure, teas teat, like Col. It..
co-operaitei with Nuellitr.< in ltitie g thle good
fight of the Suth.TIreat:rv--tand t s is the trute
an I only diff'er'enc:-ihr 1 uobserve thit -Edge
field' catref'ully steers clear oif the Sutb-TIreasury
Disclaiming a't wish to di.'para':ge Col. Richa
ardsoni, "-E.lgeli-sd"' conecedle him high eh:
acter attd qeptlitiention-, yet deties that lie hai
any distineguishe'd claims-that he has ever ler
formed any sigtnal putblic act, or idetitled hitme
eslt with aney gre-it mneasarie. Let ems see whaet
Cot. Richaurdseen haes dorne. and wvhatt hie has not
done-and compijrara his clatims with "the servi
ces" ofeothers " in pasttitmes," eel which -Edge
'Jud-go Johnsonm, I ha~ve reason ter believe.
wvill not be a cattdidate-bett let tus sutppose thim
so. -He haes held ohfica "tier twventy years
i-: in office. antd nuty retaint oflice if lie choies.
Ho htas beeni, antd is ant exc:-lhentt jtrnhge, andte
almost estimable gerntheman: but ill plities,. le
has onely been knowna aned seen in heis hostility
tg Neolliticaetion. HI is creeed, ats pronmegated b~y
his Charleston f ilen~s, touchmig thle great qumes
tiecn notw noending. is - not ceonsonanlt ni ith the
prieiples'or' our Statte. If' his services, Its
jndge. contstted a claim tuponm omur etiflraeges,
the claim is nu!lified by his poleitics. Bin oni
wvhat grotund is htt' teo 1b trita~rnre from the
bentch to the saddtle of the Conttandtleer in
Chcielf Ont thme grotund that ha is warn out by
This is goad ground for a r. tmatg pe'n-~o;
butt is thme Governor'se oii'e a sineen'tre-a tplace
of rest frotm public cares. ande duties. antd lae
bors-thitt it is to be dispeosed of oni considera
tions like these ! I thotught in my siemplic-ity,
that it called-for a mana with all his eniergie's,
fresh and strung for action. To occupey a iac
on time bench, smurely has maot been so pamfaul a
self-sacrifice. Sucht a seat hits never~l gzroiwn
cold, and gone a beggitag. Therro are worthy
zentlenen enow, "liko grey-hauneds in thce
reash,"i reatdy to leap wvith Spartan or Roanm
devotion,. ito the first jtudicial vacancy, and let
but the worthvy jutdge make roomt ian his heigha
place of nma'rtyrdome, atned see with what pciecns
tlacrity they will ltrego the case of the polimi.
clan for the snifeet mgs ofthe juedge. TIhere wvill
lbe a glorious game ofl leapa lrog oni the official
ladder, oif which time Judge'4ship) is the highest
rouned. Tic those whoc wvhen onr Statte Oflices
are well filled, would keep themu so,-who like
stability, and deprecate elcctioieering excite
ment, this consideration is of itself objection
sullicient against letting Judge Johnson down
nto the (nsy chair of CummandLer in Chic.
Need I add to it the bad precedeit, made more
pernicious. when the nume ol'a good mnan hon
airs and strengthens it, of a Judge entering the
political arena as a candidate for political lion
Col. Timmond is the third candidate note
known to be "in the field, atouvring." In
what are his claims superior to Cal lIichard
soi's. [ am told, and believe, that he is a gen.
tiemuan of talcuts. I know Cu!. ltichardson to
heso. Col. 11. is a Nullifier. Gianted; but
that has nothin to do w% it the great political
questions niow pending. liI the Nullitication
crisis, Col. If. was not more distinguished, than
hundreds; and not as infilnenitial as many of
our voting men. I e was a short time in Col
Lress-and while ohcre, a creditable represen
tative-bitt not peculiarly distinguished. Ife
'eti behiind lim' 'a naine and reputatioi,' not
higher, certainly, if equal to Col. HiUihardson's.
And ini the State. -1 ami1 not aware of tny )pub
lie measur's originated by him, or with which
lis nute is identified'-' " hiich can intirpose!
any high clains to superior widom or enlaiged
statesman-hip.' I do not rem bniher, e% eno any
great ,pecch of his; and although Col. Rich
ardson's greatest nerit is tnot as a speaker. the
speeches he lihas tmade. w% ill certoiily not sntirer
iml comparison with those we have had trout
Col. I :inniaoid. Col. II. was absenit when the
Sub-Treasury stiugele commeuced. II is liiends
till us that he is a Suth-Treasury man, an d
wotild have been so. if present; lnt lie h:is not
tothol us so. by either word or action, himelf;
il' le shoil1d tell its so now, abler the hlatile is
over, and thr imia joriiv lixeol. t cotiittal so Cvi
denily for his iliterest, however sinicere, could
con-ointc no signal meritoritus claim to on r
pre*u ecte. Col. Richardson, oi the contra
re, has co-operated with the State throng b tie
the en:ire s'ratg::h-, with miost eMicient aid and
lunwavering" fideli; v.
I kinow iot what other gentlemen are refer
red to by ' Ldgcfield,' wlonie claims flor services
in ti:mes pa., Iw complain.iii have been injotrod
oi slighted. by Co!. Hiclardsoii's nomination.
If' he is himself one of thim, lie mnav. or oi;y
to t have a right to co .plaiin: biat if tie Mer
cury was iot iiolormied oil' it, tie ofleice of
slighioing him witlhut knowinlg it, is not very
Edgefeild" seems rather to undervalue
modest anid itnobitisive colirse,' ad coiteouhs
demeanor, merits which lie concedes 'o Col.
Richardsou-and rare torits too! Cool. Rich
a. dso::, I cotiliss, has t the goace of' impio
deuce. lie never thrusts lin:scl' fIrwird to
sttiaip his iume, uptn a1 great iteasure, by the
iatpression oif a brazen -eal lIe ta iever
pl:yed a part to woo the plaudits Of a Igal lery
nor wearied the Iltiece. and consumed t!,e
ittme of Congress with speecles abouit himsell.
oir ' chivalry.' Coscion;s of the thing., lie is
lot o er:nxions Iir t' l :-me. lie is iot ano
attitimharian,. nor ' a hahmeer of periods, and
spouler af phrases;' ha., oever tr:tde'd on .Ma.
Calhoni's opimonts, as his owin political capi
ta1l, nor cramm: himi with Mr. Calhonn'
ide, and w::xed tft and kicked at his leeder,
i:u :ni. to .1 r Caidlhon's skit, to draa him
i1t:) popuohiity and na:it iec , and heit dc
ionneited hint as imipractie:lo;e and intoleratit.
bo'anise let :toed tuo hi.h for the aspii-ia.t to
iourtn his sloa de-ors. and overerow him: has
never, in the failso -oiooot odfaditlationi. proposed
it erect A.r. Calhoi a carne-atier thn.,
otI~'i-n h:i the honors of t.c ead-souht in
t,e ai::e olence ofl stdd-mn re.-titooent. to bury
him alive. Ht hea never looked one wav. ai
row:ed anoti'er ve 'r called h .isol a .iniliii
ccr. iI!e he cospired with Consodatioiis ..:
io; herde. with Clay atd II:'rrisotn. 'is.
%% ]lie lie profes!cd to sistitin the So-Treasii
ato i.Jr as.-limed to speak, in the i'ne io our
par tV. to sove t!; th c:se of a W litction
wh::h te 6:ate and tho parly have condeneiotd
To ,iIse sins of o:liissio!), let ite idal what he:o
has datLe, ie lits dhile as much as ainy', it
oot wtore. thatl ay Meiiebr ofoti Delegation.
o I romiote tle success of lie ;:reat State Iigh:.
Ianets:tie. tile Divorce ol hI:ink and State. To
[!Is ee;tt eld, :1in1d to tile prornootioot of' the
Gencial :tatc Hights-: Poolier, the adoption aid
abreiatice of' which has won for the Ainiiis'
iration. the sipport (ol' the Ntlliio'rs, lie las ex
erktd a persoaml iii ntice, mnore piotetl thani
toeoretical flounrisiies lie has promoted a pro
pe tndersiaioditog bietweoen the Nutll iliers anid
Aiinistraition toen: anod I :tppecal to oor Vole'
aio in Coaes wheothaer, in the cuomona
aue.thr inolt cont an:id vatlue htimo as
annh am;-whiether lie was nlot cahon, etn.
;uts, cationis. lidthaful an d 1im ! lie has re
pel led the t apprrioo es andl e'ianed the enimity'
>f1 thiose who, coulnting ono his presitmed Un
oon projuidices wotuld htavc used his aid to help
lie Wiis break odownm John C. Catlhotun.
Coiolido~r ia i knhow he does, ini the entire hoto
-s'v andl puarit v of' that pr'eiaeinet statesmni
t:on' b.-!ieving'him the mnost el'licienut amptoiotoo
oil Sonothoerni m :eic-Is, and the initegrity' of' the
Constitutiont, the remembanice oil p'a-t collis
oniS bias toot weakenedl ir obstruceteda his zoal
mis co-opherationt. tand lie has thiereflore joioned
hoe Ntnihiers oto the only presenot basis of a L'ret
mlticl part~y in ouir .Stutc, the princaiple ihaielb
s thin t'-t of tinot. hetwveen the two add pal'
oos-anod whtich cuoolbiotes dul wvith the great
Sonmie.i andl Statito ighits partly of the 1' tion,
iz:lete'rinedo opjpositin to ao .\'tionial llanok,
or a conneiLIoin betweeno'u the 1:oiks oad Gov-.
irooienot, tandan ilciiiS earnest oupprt oh the Suob
'oroasutry Sysetem, with the spec'ie clau.-e.
lint --FEdgei.-ld" oje'c: to the time and
n:imoer' o' thte nomuoinationi. I have talreaidy un
nye'red aos toi the timae, oad itn par toa to theo
uner T decide the hitter let us weigh the
act.', such as to plaina amon 11my coinjectltte theam,
vi iiho.iut aiy u ontderful str'etch jl inagunnit.
I wvill 5uppose thuat Crtail .8'nb-Tlreausury NulI
liiers and Sub-Treasury' C nion tmen, in and
at oil the Legislam iroe, asse' iiblo'd at Columblita,
desironts that the chtoice oh' a Guve riter should
coiiirmi anid sotengte thio Sitb TIreasutry paorty
oil Carolia, compaitreal notes with a sinoile eye
to thai pa~ramtbouant aimo. To' eifect it a close
unioinot betweenI thec two ohl patrties was desira
Ide. to which to concession ti-om either side
woutld ciotndutre. Snehc~ a coonce'ssiion cotuld come
with the graoce oil tm~gagn anity only fti-o thea
moatjotv. VTe moiior'itv haod talready joinoed in
the election oil three Nitalifiers to thoe otlice oil
GzoviertbOr. Trhe canodidteo oughot ten in jtts
ice to lie so'eected h'rom thne inorilv. Wheree
wats the contspieou ts Union mant wvho haod tal
wtays conciliaotod the esteoem mtod respect atnd
geod feehnui of' both piarties-kow'n to entear
tai no11 l'echng of' hosttiity,. or disto net to thme
moaet dhistingurished'o moana ol'the coummi on party
-commttitted thorwongbly to the Suob-Trreasury
catose-anmd who throughout the struggle lhad
done the caumse gotod service? Col Rtichatr.'son
aloine, of severaol wu'orthy atuil dtriinent Unoioon
mten utnder con-idleratioin, untited all these re
commenordaotionms, and wats accordinogly selected.
tandc the Editor of the Mercutry inifortmed of the
selectionm, anmd. approvinig it, anotneed it to
his readers, with stuch suiggestions as he ohonoghot
r'ounoeaded it toi thecir good senise and good
feeings. In proiof that the selectioni wvas a
worthy one. thec unsophoisticated, offhand, spon.
taucras, honest response of unearly every othier
Press in the State trass facor'able ! If any have
sinace changed. thoey htave sinlce been apprised
aof 'mnouwvriags in the field,.' of whicho tloey
ad thae people werze before kept ini ignorance.
I will eveno suppose thait thme conutiltation at
Colubia wias Itot very gene'ral, and tat nane
biut frienols of Col. Richardsoni toook part m it,
thoutgh 1 happent to 'kntow that the nmen of
.Judge .Johnsotn and of one otner distinlgoushed
Uuioni gentleani at least were untder conmsidera
tion. I suabmit tha't under the circumnshances
itm injtstic-e wn.: rano) tn hone atetnwn._.mtd
certainly none to any Nullifier in the State
especially as the Mercury-expressly and care
futly disdained for the noninauion the anthority
of a canc:s and of courie did not speak in the
name of a whole party, though doubtless the
nomiiation coming ironi one of our own jr
gais was more coinciliatury, and with due
deference to 'Edgefield's' notions of dignity,
more digiified, thu if it had coine rroni a iui
Now, I ask, in the name of candour and coln
mon sense, wh:t was there in all this iore
objectionable, than in the way the other Canl
didates ha've been put forth. Iad not the Edi
tor of the Merenry. and those with whom lie
acted, an eqnal right with others, to propose
candidates? Did the others, bellbre they 'com
mencedi their manmvres in the field'. consut
them, any more than they the others ? As to
the titne chosen, the friends of a c:indidate do
well always to annitountce him ait the time best
suited to'his suecess, and the People, I coni
tenid, have been treated more fairly and re
spectfidly by the nianner in which Col. R. has
i en submit ted to theirconsideration,than in the
anauner in which oteirs took the field. There
has been no dictation in his case. and none have
,a right to take offence except those who have a
right to dictate to the Press and Pei'ple. amid
lanmy their right interfered with. I acknow
ledge noiine such.
Nullification is lot a Inestion now at issue.
Tle Confederacy is the' theatre of a great strtg
gle, involving onr dearest rig-hts in a war of
Sta-e li-ighs against Consolidationi. The Subl
Treastiry party is the State Rights party, and
if 'Edgetied' is a Whig. or that political hin
(ie of contradictions aid hypocristv, a SOb
Treasury Nullilier in leagn'e with'the Vhi!
fieion in this State, he is not of my party.
SOpposed as hie is to Col, Richardsoin, -and the
advocate of no partietlar cardidatte', lie will
have ample time to select his man. Let him
atine him holdly when lie does select. and mark
well. Mr Editor, whether the Clay and !Iarri.
son and Baik Ilictions in our State make not
the satie s.lection; and then adjudicate his
claims to .speak for
TIlE NUMLFICATION PARTY.
31ti. Em --
I regret to perceive that some of volitr cor
resionitleti s are cndtavoring io district
public opinion concerning the next eleci ion
Of Govertor. The nominationi of Col.
Richardsion for the ollice, made some weeks
ago il tlie Charleston lerrury, received
such prompt and cordial approbation from
all parties, thtoiltne milight well conelide
there woild he no contiest or dispttte a
hutit the in matter. Nevterthteless, soite griinm
bling voiCes seem niow to be raised in ohjee
tion as well Io the itmode of tiunominiation as
to the individual nomiinated.
First, it is said that the Mercury did nt
speak accordingm im book in alleging hat
(he claimsof Col.Richardson hid been al
lowed by irmenibers of tIe lccisl;ultire (if all
parties at tile late session. I can hardly
h:: supposed by any iee, that the Mercury
designed to siate that Col. Rtichardson had
been nomiinated hyjoini resoiution of both
braiches of the general Asseibly-or at a
-eteralcaocus of the lembers-or even
tht all the ranki aid file of the Leislaiittre
had tbeei polled inm private converation
aid abc-ertainied to prefer Col .R. It is
tle substancle (if the stateilent. Ilat ie
friends of Col. Richardson, so far as they
ciiversed with members on the suljIect.
lound item well inclined to his eleertion.
That tle statement was trie to thisextett,
the musi peering and bu-,tlinig hosy-hiody
ciuld not safely deny. This i<, at least. a
small tiiter. The opinion of the mi-nt
hers a the last session. on the sihject, col
t C ioot lieri uthority than as theopinions
if so iany respectable genti le'men, Ir it
did not beulon, to them lo fill ite appoint
mentl. It may be well dotnhted,whether any
influence li0vorable to the success of Col.
Richardson n as added to ihle Nointmion
in tle Mlerciry hy the ann'ineement Of tho
fit that the Members of the Legislatire
had given their previous conierrene.
Editors of Newspapers, as leading organs
of ptutlic setimemtt'l, have at prescriptive
righlt 1tolroose all surts of mcetsures; hbut
it her pubtlie fituctinutaries are wamtchedh
n~ ithtjeahiiniy whetn they originaie any mat
ter withont the sphere of their powers
A gain, it seems to he ohjeetd as de
r'og allry to the St ate Rights patiy toi prio
poe Union manti for office in a leadlig
Nul lineat ion J.rnalrt . This stuggestiont
is stimewvhat utigracilits in otne who is eni
gaged ini doing exactly the sanme thiine.
'(nily chanigi ng the person propiosed, Ii
itay lie remtatrkedt, too, that the friends oh
Coul. [HIamiimind ,ire estotiped from, this Ohl
jection, for lie, a Ntillifier, wais first propolis
l'd lor this olice,ini the Charlestoni toturier,
ho mnot hitter Uniion papetr ini the State.
JBnt the true aniswer to the ohjection is,
that it biecamie the Ntillhfers wh~o conusti
tmited the tmtijoriiy in thle Si ate, andi coni
trolled its movlemiets, to be ihetactors in
lie mtatter, artd of course throultgh their
recogtnisedl olrgans. The Uniotn pairty
coutld no0t with propriety make the first
miovemneni, intamuch its lihey could otihy
suceceed by the Conceessioun of their late ad!
versaries. The dill'renices ofopinion iat
purevaiiledl in the Sitate eight or mcii years'
agli, hiaivt yieldled ill other tdil'erenees uponit
<jLiestionis of moure pressin:5 itmerest. The
questionls that dividled us ini 1834, were
hiappihy adjusted biy n comnproimiise wvhich
shotild lie faimthfully exectnied by both par
ties. The Union party gave the first proof
of their sacerilices Ill pmary animiosity biy
co-opleratingj in t he election of G overor
M c])ttlie,attd on repteated occamsionis since,
in Disticits w~here ithey hade thio ascenudeni
cy, hv i n jited in elevin ti Nuim Ifiers to
Ilicee. It is timte for the Niulliliers to
show that they, tio, were ini earniest wheni
the treaty of amnimy wits mnade. No imP
polrtanit lflce has been confe~rred, hitherto,
bmy thme Legishat tre uploni a Uniion main, anil
now they have an a ppropriatie occasion to
heml atncient fends, an td fratenize~ withI old
aidversatrie's. Ii is worthy of note, t hat the
sameli numbher otf thle C'harlesmon Courier
which contained the first article of at hear
ming opposed~l to the effort to harnionize the
State, also cotained an article assailiing
Again, it is ohjeeted that lbs nonmia
tioni no s too long in advnce, anid wais
premiature n hile the niamies of other gen
tlieen were metmionied for the ollice -
Bum the present nomination was not so1
long ini advance as the previonus nina
tilln ofC Gov. Noble, antd little, if anty long
er thtan thte priolus n.nninatipn of Gov.
Bti her. I f it had been polstpOne~d unitil the
friends .of uther gentlemen ceatsed to tmecn
tionf their tnaes for the oflice, it wvould
never have beeni made, or wotlhl have
beenCR 'wausteful exess.' The use of sineh
a nomitnation is to concentrate opintions,be
fore divided. One purpose that was prob
~al contemplnted in the erasc in hiund. of
quietly uniting all, and saving all contro
versy, seems unfortunately likely t- be
The ollice of Governor of South Caro
Hn is eminei tly honorable and important,
yet it has this character, not so much from
the powers vested in the otlicer, a, fron its
connexioni with the character and politics
of the State. The ollice is usually be
stowed (rather than solicited by the incun
bent) as the reward lor past services, and
the 'ficer is regarded as the exponent of
the political opinions of the niajority.
Conitered in these aspects. could any
individual have been selected who better
deserved the appointment hian Col. Rich
arison ? None of the writers against him
has undertaken to deny his imellectual
and moral qualifications for the uffice.
lie is identified with the politics of the
,tate, upon tho quest.ons of the day, ani
dill'ers in this respect from both of the
oppoing nominees, neither of whom, one
by reason of his judicial station, and the
otller by reason of his youth and absence
from the Country, has been mnueh conver
att iln puliics. Col. R. may be safely
I rusted will. the maintenance of the rights
of the State in relation io slavery; and he
was one of the earlist as he is one of the
steadiest advocates of the Independent
Treasury, which has been justly denoini
noted the great measure ofdalmverance and
liberty! H is pecCuliar position in Cuonress
preserving at once, friendly relaitons with
our rulers and with his colleagues, cua
bled him in lie int som? respects, more use
ftul thau most of' his c:olleagues, who then
stood in dilleret relations to the admmlois
Iration. The two questions, referred to,
above, have been properly substituted as
tle test of political orthodoxy instead of
Nullifieation. A member of the Union
party party, concurring with us, on thlese
subjects, is in he preferred for Goverior
at the present crisis, for the sake of har
mony at home, and sirength abroad, to a
member of the other old party.
I have too much respect fir Chancellor
Johnson as a man and as a J uidg.e, to can.
vass his political claims in tile presentstate
of the couirv, especially as it i-i well u
dersiod tial, however willing lie might
lie to take the ollire if geiierally ollered to
him, lie will tint he a candidate inl anly con
tested election for the station. In-leed, while
le holds his present ollice, lie could not,
with propriety. tcnage in such a scramble.
In respect to Col. Hammond, also, my
feelinits ar too kind to enter upon any
dorous' ' !Comn pa riton of thim wilh Col. R.
It is enoughla to stale, that Col. R. is to lie
prelerred as a Union man, nill older man,
and as one not inhabitin the setlion) of
tle State which has givein to us the last
I great ly douht wbet her either oft te two
.enilemen above Lai med is to be the ulti
mate catlida:e agaitnst Col. R. Some
who have private griefs to satisfy againsi
some oft*the pertsous who have broutighit out
Col. I. are usin tihe name of Col.-H1am;i
mond to rally all the ultra-nillifiers, who
are disintlined it) vote fIr one of the Unionia
party uiderany circumttances. Jltdge J 's
ia me is used witi tle hope or'divding tlie
Uiin party andoi comtamit tintg somie of t heim
igainst Col. it. uider tihe xpectation h al
when the .uidge shall be ilimacly with
drawn., t hey will go for :my one else ratiher
than t-ir ancient tilly whom itihey desert
ed in the begiunitng of lie contest. The
calculation may be, that all who now take
ground ngainst Cal. R. mayb e induced o l
iimately, to voe for some Preston, Bank,
manti. 'f such itrig ucs exist, they will
be tnavailing. Unless I greatly itiistake
public opinion, Col. IRl. is the candidate of
an inunense majority of tEli State.
Yotur Correspondent, " Up- Country,"
w~hto hats moduestly assumiied for his signia
ture at serttn uof Ottr St ate, whose senti
maents lie greatly misrepresenis, hias avtail
ed himsel f of i le occasion oif ntomtinating~
Col. Hammitiond as an eligibile successo.
oft our prteseti Goviernor, and spea kitng of
hat getmilemn in termis thait ais little be
enmtte him , as t hey conasist withi one's owivn
self respiect, to tmake intsiniuationis that are
as t unjutst to CoI. R ichatrdson, as they aire
gratttitous andi in tjurious to his frietnds.
iy whiat athori-y the inmitnation tif Col.
liliammonid hati becen thtus made, the pub
lic is unitifortmed, and( lie, I ptresu ne, is
unapiprised. But whether it were dotie
withioti die ktiowledge of that gentleman,
uor with his aprobatutiotn, it is uniwise anid
should he regretted. The commenduationi
of Col. Ilammtnond, as a "Str te Rights'
tian," is an appeai, if not intenided, cul
Lulaitedi to revive recollectins that no
moan, if he hive his tte, will cherish
-ir if lie love him~tself, will remnember.
Wi'iit mannimtiity which hats Ino par
alliel in the hiistory of party strife. the
Nullinier antd the Unioin man coimpro
miised, each withlotut dishontor, and he
that would rally the one party or the
other, that be might be at corporal in its
ranks. esteenus not ihe hotnor oaf his State,
nor. "venerates imtself cs a tian."
Whoeo Coii. Hlammond, shall have be
come better knownt to the people of outr
State, atml have attined ant aige hietter
sttited to the ohlie of Chief Magistratte.
I irust he will lie called to that high sta
tion, by those wvhos. stiTfrages confer ihe
honior, lint that lie niow udesires to canvass
for it, I dho nut believe. Tht he will feel
pridle ini being the inimmee tif atn anony
motus correspiindenm of a News-Paper. his
self~ respect shotuld fuorbid; and that those
whlo assert his claims foir any olhice or dig
nityv, shotild abisttimi frotm disparagemnentof
it gentliemanti of eqnal honror anid mrerit, his
sense ofjuistic.e ando his hiotnor will udemnand.
I do no01 untdcrstand that your corres
pjonudent indiontes any respect in which his
inminaee is the supierior in quialificationi of
Col. Richlardson, or that lie assignts any
reatson why lie shioutld lie pireferred. Whty
then dotes lie dhesire a contest, uniless it be
to extlutdefromt ollice a ceilematn, merely
becauise lie dissetdcu from a political tenet
noiw oif no pratelical utility ? Is Coilonel
Richiardsont, less a Caroliniani in any
quality andi sentiment, that ittkes it a
distinlction to lie one, thana Col., Hammoiul
Is lie not acceptable to the Sitate, antd bet
ter known to thme people? Why then op
poise himt? The Up Ciontry wvill not, andh
lie who declares that it will, is ignoranit of
its sentimenits, or wilhliy -mirepresenits
them. If your correspiondent anid the lit
the clique of oflice holders and office getters.
to which lie helnns. moan to have a con-I
lesi, between a Union man and a Nullifier
they will find no partizans in the Up Coun
try, and no section of the State will be
more prompt and decid, d in its rebuke.
The Up Country has no Candidate to
propose, it approves the nomination of
Col. Richardson, and he is rufit and un
able to appreciate its r.ohle spirit of justice
and magnanimity, who supposes that an
appeal to its "State Rights" predilections
can make iL forget what is due to its own
honor, and to the faith of the Common
Bit your Correspondent has ventured
to make the imputation. that a nomination
of Col. Richardson, was mtale by the leg
islature, and that it was 'effectedl by actors
behind the curtain." That a few individ
unis took the iesponsibility of rakina the
legislature pledge itself to a particular
candidate, a year in advance, under cir
.umstances that he is moved to call a
"mystery." If lie mean to charge. or to
isinuate, that there was a caucus nomina
ion by any portion of the legislature, or
hat any indirection or concealment was
used in bringintg forward the name of Col.
Richardson, let your Correspondent stand
Irmh from behind the signature, he has no
right to appropriate, and name the "actors
behind the curtain." I aver that such
mnthods were not employed, and that his
insintttions are gratuittos, and if ie dare
Allirmi to the contrary, I demaid that the
ictors he designated, and the proofs ad
iat are the facts upon which your
Correspondent has taker. leave to make
these imipuiaiitns tilion gentlemen, with
the unlecoming purpose of disparaging
Col. Richradion, and advancine l'is own
No31Nrs.? Why, that he-a mere loun
ger about the fires of the State House, I
presume, and a member of the old U
nion party, did not hear of the "move!!"
That an anonymois individual, and one
member of the Legislature, were not
consulted before gentlemen dared to ex
Iress t heir preference of Cul. Richardson,
mnav he great arrogance, ht I am yet in
perceive how inmrigtues and political 'moves'
are to he thence inferred.
if it were oTensive assumption and im
per'inett dicta tion, in members of the leg
ishiture it propose a Candidate for Gov
ernor, whit muet you, Mr. Editor, think
of the MoDEsTY of your Correspondent ?
You, Sit', way hear from tme aunin.
The inagnanimity or the Meretry, in
nominating I he Hit,; John P. Richardson
fir next Governor, appears to lie quite he
yond the conception of your correspondent
al-hgefimel," and to have filled him with
amazement. I ibitk, Adam Smith in his
Wenith of Natiois, tells of a man who
could not be indceed to believe, that any
hody in Etighod was worth a houdred
poids. Great minds do sometimes think
Sr 3our amazed and confounded corres
pondent has recovered from his -surprise"
I wold he glad to know when he receiv
ed his last communication f'romn Vashing
tut city. NULLIFIER.
Mn. EnTonR-'Tis "paesing stratge,"
how great a facility obtains in "nmow-a
iav," for inaking mateltes, and espe
nially, engagements! Aimdthat with wlbich
the -news" in these matters, is transmiitted
froin neighbor to neighhor, is eqmw.lly
alirming. 'To look at a lady in churtci,
M to speak to her at a '"party," is suffi
rient evidence, with the prating cotinti
nity to prove aposilice engagement ! That
this charge is not without foundation. is
manifest front the following interesting
diailogue: " lilave you heard the new's?"
satid ilrs. Butsy, to Mrs. Donothming, the
oilher day, as they wvalked ont of the
rhureb: "News!" No, what is it ?" ex
elaimed her ladyshipl-Mrs. Donrot hine,
with raptture. " Why," contitnued Mirs.
Ittusy, 4Mr. D. is positively eagneed to
M1 is C." " To be sure !" " Well, I w as
inst thinking sneh a t hing was a brewving,
sail Mirs. Dothming: " for Mirs. Peace
maker told me, the other day, that .Jona
thatn Dargan's dautghter Polly, told her,
that old aunt Natncy Nobody, told her,
ithat she saw him one day looking at Mis
C. in c'hurch! Her ladyship wvas inter
rmupted by airs. Godfrey's stepping up,
who otn its being antnounced that Mr. D.
was engaged. declared, that shte knew that
three weeks ago! foir she herself saw Mr.
D. wvalkintg with Miss C. one nightL front
BR EVIT AS.
From theC Chaarlceo Mercury.
Tur. Couatua's INDIGNArIO!-The
ricute frisky fit of the Courier has ended as
we ex pected, in an exacerbation of its set
tIed chronic af'eet ion of partisan savageism.
The attack of that paper o GSovern~er
M1'Dm.ffle is an unprovoked and utneenerous
'uverflow of hile wvhich has excited the
wotnder, indigna tion, and cotempip olevery
genieous mant-whether Union man or
We stated yesterday, that owi-ng to the
crowd ath the size of the building-amnd
we ought to have added, the evident illness
if the speakei-, we (lid not ourselves hear
the eulogy; but we are aissutred by those
a ho did hear it in full, by membters both
fribte Uniion attd Nullificationi party, thiac
here wvas nothiung in if calculated to offend
anty reasotnable Union mant-not one soord.
We pronounice too, ont te fatrther author
ity of one who, as an officer of the day,
sat very near the orator-of one who is as
rue ai Union man as the excessively punec
milimus Editor of' the Courier, who tins ser
ved thuat pry as actively tand efliciently
as thme Editmr himself, atnd who is a het
erjudge of delicacy thant the Etdimor, t hat
so far frm'tn there being anty thing to offenmd
the Unimon party-hie on the contrary wvish
edl that every tman of that patrty could have
heard Getn. M 'Dul lie. He w as delialtred,
atnd conisidered the Uniotn men preset comn
phi mentteh by t he orattor's sc'ruplulonis avoid
anmce of topics atnd expiressions wvhich ha d
the least temndency to offend the most
sensitive Unmioni man, But animated tna
more fort wvise p'urposes is so arranged, that
from tlte very flower whence the 'iee gath
em's honey, dihe spidler draws poison to dhis
tend his bag with venom; and the Courier
''hliled withI indignaotioin'' because the very
name of mullifieation is wvormwnood to it
and raises all the passions of bafled re-.
Mr. McDuflle lid narrate cu. Hayne's
services in the glorious cause of State
Rights,-noi to have done so, would have
been as he baid, to tear out the brightest
page in the biography of the illustrious
dead. As a N ullifier, the Orator of course
endorsed the prisici pies of Gen. layne;
but,as we are ilbrimed. he spoke of the
Contet as one with the federal goreinment.
not with the Union party. lie scrupu.
lously avoided naning or alluding to the
Union party. And at this, the Courier as
if itself were the federal Government, takes
fire with a mighty indignation.
It is ilme :bat arrogatice like thi's, not
now for the first time manifestcd, should
meet its rebuke. Let the little uonppea
sed clique of rauorous men fur which the
Courier speaks, if it speaks for any one
beyond itself, know, that when the Nulli
fierz buried the hatchet, they did not bury
their priuciples-that they - uever meant
to drop their name as Nullifiers, and that
the glorious standard which they erected
in the face of overwhelming power, and
bore through the storm in triumph, shall
neverbe vailed to conciliate the few who
hate it because it is bright, and whose baf
fled hatred will pursue it with an immortal
revenge. Thiuks he, because there are
Union men who when they brried the hatch
et, drew the knife, aud when they talk of
burying hatchets would in their heart.of
hearts be more tender of the hosom of
tmother earth, than of the heart of it Nulli
fier. that we are to dudge the subject of
Nullification when it comes legitimately
in our way, because one of these haters
happens to be present? No, our standard
is in the breeze, and we stand round it as
devotedly as when first planted. We have
done enough to conciliate the minority,
in the struggle which is past, and what we
have done to conciliate, has been appre
cined and responded to already by all
nith'whom we care to harmonise.-if.we
believed them wrong, and in a position
temporarily hostile to our state-we know
the force of patty feeling and can excuse
their errors, as where we erred, we ask
charity for ours; we can estimate the vio
lence which hurried them, a violence for
which both parties bear ulame, into a posi
tion frson which pride prevented their re
traction. We have since hailed ihen as
brethren in the great cause of the South,
and gat hered with them cordially and lipar
tily to make common cause in defence of
our rights. These men, as they would not
dishonour their own, we should alienate,
not attach, by repidinting our principles.
Let the others swelter in their venom forev
er! We care not! We would not have
them with us. They desecrate every occa
sion where a generous impulse fuses the
tw% o old parties into one.
rhe Courier's rage is unextinguishable.
It is even going to disinier "one of the
People" to vanquish and slayfor the third
time; and we nay look for a new edition
ofilse Constitutional Emitorials. We shall
take no part in the warfare the redoubtable
Editor has leclared on Gen. Mc Duffie.
"The blood of Douglas will protect itseIl'
Correspondence of the Charleston Courier.
WAsHJNoTON, Feb. JO.
In the House to day, the States were cat.
led fir resolutions, u1nd11 a vast number were
ollered and agreed to without debat-.
Some of them are of great public intesesr.
All resltiions givin; rise to debate were
laid on the table, for one day. No debate
was tolevated upion any of the resolutions,
though nauy ufthem were of a very exci
Mr. Wise offiered a resolution directing
the Secretary of War to inforsm the House,
upon whose athodity and by what means
the Spaniih bloodlounds were brought in
to the muillitary service of the Unuited States,
in Flosrida i.
Mlr. Wise begged leave sostate a faet..in,
regard to thtese new allies of the United
States. lHe was called to ordler, but he
persisted, ail did state what lie 'ntended
to assert ont isown knonledge. He said
the Secretary of War had admitted to him,
otheialtly, that the bloo.i-hotntds were en
ged and mcnplosyedl undter tite atuthority or
the Utnited States. The resolution was
AMr. Stanley oflered a resohsition for the
ametddment of the distribution law of 1836,
so as to deprive the United States of the
right therein reserved, to call upon the
States for the resolution of the money de
posited with them.
I do notr stupprose that here is the least
danger of ansy such call tupont the States,.
but the proposed amtendmnent would pro
mote the viewvs of those who seek to es
tabslish the principle of the assunmption of
the State debts, or a gratuity to thte States.
Mr. R heti, olferedl a resolution for an
inquiry into the circumstances attending
the liberation of certain slaves belonging to
citizens of the United States, by the aui
therities of lHermudas, itn i837.
In she Senate, the report andI resola
tionts, against tlse asstimption of the St ate
debts, were taken up. atnd Mr. Crittetiden
oltered a sericssof resolntionts as a substi
tute for the same-the principal one of
whtich was, that it was just and expedient
to distribute among the States the proceeds
of the sales of the pubalic lands.
Mr. C. made an argument in support of
his proposition. He said he would not
commnnit himtself to a declaratiotn, as propo
sed by the resoiutins of 16r. Grundy that
ant assumption of the State debts was urn
just, and ttncon'stitutiontal. An assump
tion was no: unconstituitional perse, for one
of the first acts oft ihe GeneralGovernmnent,
after the adoption of the Consiiution was
to assumne the State debts. H e cosuld ctn
ceive of circumst ances wh Iicht would make
it very proper, as well as Contstitutiona),
to astsue State dehas. Bunt there was no
prop~osition to that effect, no5w before the
Senate. The <istributiont of the proceeds
oft he sales of the landls amtong the States,
wvas a dilterenit thing. It wans just, ex pe
dient, and Constittutiontal. Thte St ates had
a right to claim these lands, ands as they
needed them, they onght to have them.
That they would cotte here before long
and~ demtattd of us the funds arising from
these landts, and we should be compelled to
yield thetn, he had not the leas~t dottbt.
31r. Alien moved that the stubject be pas
sed over for the present,. intimnating his
intention to speak upon it, lHe remarked
that the gentlemen. on tihe other sde. htad
changed the grountds which they first as
sumed, and had nOW boldly hoisted the
banner of as!;nmption.