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transportation, by mail, ofAboliton pamphet,
&c. This bill, upon its final pasage, wau lost,
Not a solitary northern Whit yoting for it, and
4 seutbern W'votingagmistit... It isa fact
however nuJI thik', that the principal
ground.ofob ection. to theadmiign of Arkan,
so into the 0aio, arose from the-fact that sist
very sesecogfised in er consiittion; and,
t|iq pssge btbEtiiili, t one Whig
nator from New.Euglaid voted for it. In
thi House if gopresentatives9a pon the passage
of the same bill.votes stand about as usual, yeas
134, nays 2;:and.of the 52 who voted in the
ati ve 46were Whigsand but 6 Democrats.
'"" .it, present session of Cosgress Mr.
iu1in troduced reslntions in the Senate
in relation to the.national rights of vessels, for.
sed by stres of weather into friendly ports. and
the sesiure of the brig Enterprise under these
Qn he resolutione the vote was unanimous.
tt ev& northern'Whig; eijisiftoefailed-fo
vote, bybeing !bset from his seat.
I will call'your atteunion little to the9CtiOa
of the Democratic' party, in non-slavelholding
States, by their resolutions passed in their legis
laties andin primay assemblies. Ishoutdbe
glad tfurnish you with ma nyof their full ye.
eolves-iiid. although-the subect is pregnant
with intiest-to the South. Iaust abbreviate
hi order not to - trespass- s long upon your
mimi. In the State of Ohinthe:State in which
Gen. Harrison resides. st a large assemblage of
the Democratic party, they passed unanimous.
ly among others, the three following resolu.
"Reiilved, That slavery being a domestic
institution, recognized by the Constitution of
the United States, we as citizens of a free State,
have no right to interfere with it, and that the
organizing of societies and associations- in free
Statqs. in opposition to the institutions of sister
States, while prodactive of nogoed,way be the
cause of much mischief; andvyhlle sach asso
eiations for political purposes. dnght to be dis
countenancedby every lover of peace and con
cord, no sound Democrat will have part or lot
writh them." -
- "Resolved. That political Abolitionism is
tint ancient Federalism -under a new guise, and
the political action of anti-slaverv societies is
only a device for the overthrow ot Democracy."
d:Resolved, That should there be any mem
ters of this convention, who do not subscribe
to'the principles contained in these resolutions
relating to the- subject of Aholition. they be
bereby reqested to leave their names with.the
publishian committee, to be published with the
proceedints of this convention."
- What do yo-think ofsuch resolutions asthe
sbore nassing unanimously by the Democrats
in the State of Ohio, where the Abolitionisisare
talented and unmerons. - I consider this fight.
ing oar battles upon this subject in -good earn
imst. And with whom I lot me inquire. The
answer is plaiti; with the Whigs-and Abolition
ists. The legislature of Ohio during.-the pre
sent year, a very large majority of'.Democras',
passed resolutions upon this subject. .pronunc
ing the conduct of the Abolitioists "'hlghly
eruiminal, arid that it is.the-duty of every good
citizen to disconntenance.the Abolitionists. in
their mad, fanatical, :revolutionary schemes."
The Democratic party, -in their asssemblies.
and in some States'v oth, have passed resolu
tions euaifdecidedin our favor. in Pennsyl
vania, New York and New Hampshire. which
I have now before me. and- if necessary, will
publish. - repeat, that these efforts, mnde by
the Democrats at the North, if they can be sus
tained, give us hope that our property will be
protected, and the Union saved. Butwhaten.
souragment have they to defend our iiistitu
tions ifwe contemn their friendship, and make
common cause with their political opponents,
for their overthrow and defeat? I now pledge
myself, that no man can show, in any non
slaveholding State, where the -Whig- have
dared in any political assemblage. to pass one
resolution. or sq aught in our favor.. But. on
the contiary; iherever -they have takent..he
subject into consideration,' it has been'.but 'to
abuse and condemn. - I have before me resol,'
tions passed by some ofthe Legislatures, of the
ftee States, where the Whigshad maijoities,
denouncing slaverv,and nrging efflrts foreman
eipation: After we had adopted the rule - to
which I have referred, rejdeting the receptiorr
of abolition petitions, the Legislature of Ne
York-passed resolutions of censure upon the
House of Representatives for their vote. Mr.
Mann, a metnber-of the .Democratic party in
the New Yoik Legislature, moved this resohta
."Rosealved, (if the Senate concur,) That this
Legilature has seen with deep regret, and de
cidedly disapproves and conidemius, the efforts of
many misguided individuals in the northern
states, to interfere, without right, and in viola
sian of the principles on which dii~ Constitution
of the United States was established, with the
domestic institutions of our sister states at the
South: thereby disturbing dhe domestic peace of
the states, weakening thE bonds of our Union,
and sowing thes seeds of its dissolution."
.This resolution was rejected by a strict party
vote; there being 41 Democrat for the resohtn
tion, and all the Whigs, in number 57.,vouing
against it. Will Georgia wage war against her
own interest, by becoming allhes to the Whigs?
A very few extracts from abolition p~aperut,and I
willdeesist from pressing upon your eninsiderja
tion this unpleasant subject. The Liberator the
leading abolition print; after giving an accomutt
of the votes given at the Harrisburg nomination,
and announcing Harrison the candidate, says:
"All the slave states went for Clay. We re
gard this as aniother imaportaut sia'n of the times.
--esa signal defeat of th.e slaveIolding power
in this count . Had it not been for abolition
ian, Henry (lay would undoutiidly have been
nominated." The Etmancipator, the abolition
paper in New York, heads an article --The
Harr'burg Convention." .and says;~ "Well,
the agony is over, and Henr Clay is laid upon
the shelf; and no nman -of ordinary intelligenice
can doubt or deny that it is the anii-slave.ry feel
ing ofthe North which has done it, in connex
*ion with his own ostentations and in'famoius pro
slavery demonstrations inCongresus. Praise to.
God fora greatanti-elavery victory. A man of
has been opeuly rejected for the Presidencey of
this gieat kpubhc~bn account of his de-vetion
to slavery. fletup a monument of progrress
there. Let the winds teli tIme tale-let the slave
holders hear the news-let foreign nations hear
it-let O'Connel hear it-let the slaves a ear it
--a slave holder is incapaciated for the Presi
deney of the United States. The reignofslave
ecracy is hastening to a close. The rejection. of
Henry Clay, by the~ Whig Convention, taken
in connexion with all theecircumstances is one
ofthe heaviest blows the monster slavery has
. eeseived in this country."
This language of thi Emancipator is -true:
anid yet the South is expected to complefe thfe
triumph by aiding in. his election and defeating
the Democrats, who have most manfully come
-teour rescue. Another aboliton paper, the
-I146y.Gazette. formerly edited by Ms. Gatem, a
Whig :mepbr ist. the House of Representa
tives, speaking ofan. Ohio paper says: .-TheI
editor of the Ohio paper.abandoned the.Whig I
because they nominated thie Ablitionis. .and
joined the .Iielbcosbecause they wentfor the
doughfaces; while W'jeg telqaltmo par
because they .adheired .to slavery, and unied d
with the Whigs1:eesese thiey supported aboli.
.tion.". Backed as Mr. Van Buyren is 4b thie
Democracy in the Senate1 .npontthe out.ject ofI
slaer adabu'se as he .5by.the;,Aelhinisitj
"'~Thef.eideiseewaresiciently strong-to ls
afrmu~the Sisib hrn what quarter thifr help
U Gtee that Mr. Van Buren will ORry-et
' pledge. My opposition to tispreseat chief
migistrati cinmeteid at the, time of issuing
the prilaniatiolnldK6g General Jackson's ad
fiinistratton, and 'not for any thing that trans
'pired before. - And here I may be permittedto
remark. that thee is no,evidente..hat he at..
proved -or sustaind dthe measure at thb- time,
but being a favorite with General Jackson, I
tabeit forgrantedthat be did. We have4posi
tire evidence that General Harrison did ap
pawe it, and landed for this act General.Jack
soni, to whom he had been pJaviouly in bitter
Crrspgdtk Churiestoe Courier..
WAussutoNs, May 28.
In the Senate, several memorials were
presented praying the suppression of the
foreign slave trade, which, itseems is now
.carried on, to. a considerable extent, in
American ~vessel-s.- The vessels for the
purpose are Al1 Wui at, Saltimer, -ana
sold at Havanna. Tihere will probably
be legislation in regard to it. - . -
- In the Hose, Mr. Alford, of Ga., moved
'irecousideration of the veie by which thie
Pro emption bill. was passed. and deliver.
ed a long r nd able speech against the poli
cy onl which the bill is founded. But the
. The new States, if they cannot procure
a cession of all the public lands to them,
deihnd ihee removal of il'restriction by
which they are preverfted from taxing the
lands of non-residents, for Ave years after
their sale. They tied all. the resources
-dtiat.theycan command, foracthey are deep
ly involved in debt.
The Ho'use resumed the consideration
of the sub-treasury bill, in committee of
whole, (Mr. Banks in the chair.) Mr.
Lowell of Maine. concluded a very long
speech in support of the measure. Mr.
Atherton'olluwed in* reply to the. objec
tions to the bill which were urged by Mr.
The debate is listened to by no one,
The topics were all thoroughly exhausted
long ago. Upless the "log cabin" should
Ie lugged into it, it will soon flag, and there
ilay be mome chance to dispose of the bill
and terminate the session. As soon as
the bill is passed, it is understood that a.
propositioni will be inade and carried to ix
an early day of -djourmnent.
Mr. Poinsett, it is stated, has been en
gaged in forming a National Institute here
for the promotion of science. The plan is
al excellent one, and cannot fail to ~sac
ceed, if aided by the departments of the
governmeut. . I is proposed, as I under
stand, that our diplonatic corps. officers
of the army and navy, consuls, land offi
cers, &c. &c.. all of whom hold commu
niention with the government. and are fre
quently here, shall he miembers of the so
ciety, and be encouraged to tmake collec
tios ufiapecitmens'ofnatural history, works
of art, rare s-eds and plants, &c. which
will he deposited in this city. Private in.
'ividuals are also to be admitted to mem
twrshili. Without costing any thing to the
governmaent. the society mtight he rendered
eitensively useful. I-is to be apprehen
ded, however, that Chose who may he at
the head of affairs here, will in general.
have little taste fer any thing- out, of the
region of party politics. - .
Mi. Huehana. yesterday repo'id'ai
Joint Resolutinn, from the Commitee on
Foreign Affairs. authorizing the Presidint
to. receive the presents of, hoses. pearls,
rose wrater, &c. frnni the Itiial imof Mas
cat, and liongaiid othu animils, from the
Elpror of Morocco, to sell. them, and
plaire the proceeds in the public Treasury.
Some opiosition was made to the reaolu
tion, Mr-, Buchanan esitered into some a
musing explanation of'the matter, shew
ing that the Consul of the U. S. at Tan
ier could not avoid receiving the animals.
He stated to the otlicer who brought them,
that bhe could not receive them. lie was
told itp reply, that they were naot for him,
but his mnaster. The Consul declared that
the 'President cotuld not receive them.
Congress would ntot permit lhim to infringe
on the Constitution. Thea present them
to the Congress, was the reply. The
Cotnsul explainled that ihe Congress too,
had thteir masters the pecople. T'hen give
themn tto the peCopIe, yiour Sultaas, said the
officer. The oatlcer declared, finally, that
it was as mu~ch as hi.'head was worth to
return them, atnd ifthe Consul would not
receive thetm he would turn them into the
stret before the do',r of his house. His
colutmnof soldiers had actually received
orders to do this. when the Consul agreed
to take possession ofthe tearminta, and they
were still in hiis keeping, as to the horses
brought by the-Captain of thecTadtana, they
had not yet been received; baut were itn thae
possessior, of the Captain, atnd were kept
by him, at great expense. The resolu
tion was tardered in a third readinag.'
In the House of Representatives, Mr.
Anderson, gave notice of his intention to
introduce a hill for the prevention of the
gross frauds practised under the pre-empj
Mr. Jtones miade an unsuccessful attempt
to call up the Sub-Treasury.
-The Hlotse proceeded to the considera
tion of private bills, and a number of them
were disposed of.
The Senate did not meet yesterday,
though the tiny bad been assigned for the
consieration.of the bill for the- relief of
the heirs of Robert Pqlton.
Mr. Artherton made an attempt to pro
cure a suspension of the rules for the pur
pose of going into committee of the whole
on the sub-treasury bill, but it failed.
Private hills were taken up, but little pro
gress was made in them, at half past two
o'clock, the Speaker announced the hotur
of recess at-the same moment, some of the
membaers were leaving the Hall. A cry
of a-clear thoe weay"-"make room,'' was
eard from the lobby, and a rush w as miade
to' the apo.t, where two mnembleru, Mr. Ray
ter and Mr. Montgomery, [both of North
Carolina,] were in conflict . They were
soon separated. Mr. Vanderpoors loud
voice win'heard, in'the anm ult, crying out,
..-Montgomaerv, are you stabbed!" Mr.
Raynetr was calling fear his sword.
.1 learned, upon enqitiry, that Mr. Ray
nr acnaked hi. eolleague with a sword
ene, as the~lanev passed frotm the - H all.
into the .ibb The-eane was broken off
habv thej aff.The sword by the blows,
and the f miq ell-or was jgtst
To'r-blFIeone who int'rposed.
whieb be broke.oye hls.P9uggb-s hesd.
Naather party .was seriunsly .hnwt thqugh
both had!some -ight 6r '1.'
head. - . r.
The House met, a four
it was sup sed,.teoutrageduid.6 no
died. But. as-there was-not. quo. ,
the House adjwInned-.
- it is to be-hoped that.Ae eus'e. . . gt
again render itself- ridiculous by tuother
mockery of'investigatioa. ITheV haff sot
nerve to enforce their rules,.Befr i
session is over-we shalt.have-dirksj .sts
and bowie knives at work in thetagl and
You will seein the Gabe,. Mr dat*
jontery's account of the W0fair, and the
newspaper alteration the; led to it.
f.m the Ramburg Journal.
- - PUBLIC MEETING.
Pursuint to public notice- a largp and
resipectalle meeting-of the friends of H ar
-ison, Tyler and -Refom, met this after
noon, May 23d-J840, at Ibe Haptist.burc
in this place, The GWr. fitendantWin'.
H. Green, was called to the Chair,.and
Dr. J. W. Stokes, anl E. J. Buckmaster,
r9jnested to act as Secretaries. - -
F'be President -havinu ekplained in a
neat and lucid addreus the4hjects that lihd
convened ths .present asseiibly-Maj.'W.
W.Starke moved that a coinmitteeofanine
be appointed by the Chaiiinari 't draft a
Preamble and Resolutions, expressite'of
thesentiments and views of this meeting.
Tte President itherenpon- appointed the
following gentlemen as that Conniiittee,
viz: Maj. W. W. Stirke, H.Bolwara.
W. Garrett, H. L.-Jefers,-J W Heard.
David L. Adams. M. R. Smith;Charles
Hammond and . IF. Benson.- The.om
mittee having retired for a few minutes,
returned and reporedThroagh iheirChair
man. Major W. W. sarke, the folloiing:
Whereas the present. Administration
came into power pledgedsto teform a long
list of abuses. one of-whiih wns an annu
al expenditure by their predecessors of
Whereas, an expendiure. by the parts
in power, of trible that amount, and reac i
ing in-one year to more than 839,000,000,
is no evidence of a fulfillment', of their
pledges, but is, on the contrary, caleulaled
to prodnee misgivings as to theirdisintei
esteduness and purity.
Wbereas, the dignity and snvreignty of
an independent *state have.been trampled
under foot, for the sinister purpose of
guarding against scrutiny. through the in
strunentalty of obedient Committees and
andt a tractable Speaker.
Whereas, rotation in office-is an adinit
ted Republican principle, -and as the pres
ent rulers who have held for the last
twelve-years the high places of the go
vernment, are not understood to rest their
pretentions upotn-any -hereditary or'royal'
ight, a convenient opportunity ls now at
forled of reducing this re'ublican princi
pile to practice,.
Wheieas, the irostration or'i1. 'clawses
and interests of the Amerincn People.'
whose fundamental stamina'as a nation'
are undoubted. and whose enierprile ine
beeh the-wonder of theworldIi 14-of C i-'
iher of the wickedness, or die igenc, or'
incapacity to their iers..
Whereas, upop dooj'tful iont, paitib
nirly as to a qlueseios. of.Aheadelitnquency
of a government. truth is al*ays-beautiful
and. light preferable. 'to darkness.
W.hereas the appoipainent -hy a Presi
dent of the United Stittes, of his succesq
or in office, is a precedent dishonorable to
the nation, fatal-to its interests, and ought
to be rebuked.
Whereas a continuance of men in offi
en of high trust and.pro6t, after proof of
unfitness, negligence and corruption, is an
unpardonable abuse of the apy~oltitng pow
er wvhich no circtumstances can justify. and
ilmissable only in that political school
which inculcates the dlocine that "to the
victors belong the spoils." -
Whereas, the establishment of a fund
by an assessment of ifice holders ratably
accordina to alary. the object of which is
to defray the expences of electioneering
campaigins, and todistribute party news
papers among the people, is a system of
idirecthbriberv, which, if continued, must
end in thte overthrow of the liberties of
the nation, and in the~ extinelion forever of
her independence and glory.
Whereas, no man now living has strong
er claims upon the American people than
Gen. Win. Henry Harrison, whether we
take into consideration a blameless pri
vate life, a public care'er of unspotted pu
rity or successful civil and military ser
Whereas, the distinguished abilities,
sound republican principles, incorruptible
integrity, and long public services of Johni
Tyler of Virgrinia, eminently entitle him
to onr high consideration.
Therefore Resolved, That we the t'eo
pe of Iiamburg and its vicinity, who de
sire a change of i-uers, will uneo our in
fluencein promoting the election of Gen.
W. H. Harrison to the presidency, and of
John Tylcr to the Vice Presidency of these
Maj. W. W. Starke then addlressed the
Meeting in support of the Preamble and
Resolutions, in a most.happy,.conclusive,
and -argumentative style.
A. .J. Miller, Esq.. next respondetd to
the call mhade npon him by the Meeting;
in a brief speech'effectnuelly showing that
the charge- made against Gen. Harrison
by his opponents, ofhis entertaining Abholi
tion principles and views'was without
foundtion, and statiulerous on the extreme.
'Dr. F. M. Rlobertson, next addressed
the Meeting, charging and sustainingf in
an eloquient and impressive -speech, the
present Administration with .corrup~tion
Maj. W. -W. Starke thetn arose, and in
a very feeling manner remarked, "that he
recognized in this assembly a'n old revo
lutioiary soldlertwhtlhas fought many of
the battles of- his'eountry, whose Itnsom
has been often ' bareto -the hullets -of the
enemy. -I understand. he' is an old ,ae
quaitante~ of GeL .:Harrishh-nn inti
mate assoctatewith him while Governor
in the West, during EJeffermon's Adminis
tration;-.I shaukd he glad to'hear from hitm
what were Gern Hn arison's political prin
eiples'at thatimTe-:ahllude to Cal. Sam.
Hammobd." 4Te .mest -rtrptni-ous 'ap
aase t Iaineisd while t,~lde veterhn
asl$te- tliE isilition,.supported by
ita.1m.e.soted the virtnes. the valor
ifnd the pitrotlsm or his early assotiate.
He coricidid by remarking, that he be.
lieved from:his heart thit tliut'e was t a
Mpre sound and 'true reji'ublleau in the
whole country, than W." H. Harris6n.
Mr. Adam 'Johnson next respondei to
the fcal made upon him by the Meeting.
He 'spoke particularlf of the* deleterione
effects of the'various sxpiriments -of the
paity now in power, upon th'gricultural
and merentile inlierests 'he country.
After which 4he.gpestion.on the adoption
of the Preamble and RA6elition was put,
Id unan-'no'isly adopted.
Gamiaef M4,Jefrm, it irais -
Resolved, Thit when this Meeting of
the friends of Harrison adjourn. it adjourn
6 meet here wr ehewhere in' the District
6f Edgeield, at the call of the Chairman.
Ot modion of J. W. Stoke., it was
Riio1ed. That the pmeeedinrs or this
Meeiltig be published in the Hamburrg
The Meeting then adioerned.
W. H. GREENE. Chairma.
J. W. STrOKEs, Secretaries.
E. J. BUCKMASTER.
ST-. AUoustin:, May24.
To day was a sad time in our city.
Thefuneral of two victims otthe relentless
violence or the Indians, took place. who
ivere murdered'yesterlay within 7 miles
af the city, on the Picolara road. Mr.
Forbesor the Savannah Theatre, inten
ifing to give a series of dramatic entertain
ments, arrived in town on Friday evening.
and a carriage and wagon obtained frm
Col. Hanson, were dispatched that night
io Picolata, to forward on the balance of
In these conveyances, beside a portion
of the Theatrical corps, was a Mr. Burnet,
of Savannah, and a Mr. Miller, of Bruns
wick. Ga. The party had travelled an, as
far as the eight nile pxst in saf-ty. when
suddenly they were fired upon by a large
party of Indians, who were concealed
rloselv to the road. The mutles atrached
took fright. and ran with the vehicles from
heroad, the occupants making every effoirt
to escape. . Alas! Messrs. Burnet. Miller,
and a voung Germa' musician, attached
to Mr. Forbes, company, fell beneath their
rntirderous fire. The black driver, Abra
ham, took tip the road towrls Fort Scarle,
followed by a young gentleman of the com
pany, and succeeded in reaching the fort.
Mr.Lyon succeeded in reaching a ham
mock, and Mr. Hagan. the white driver,
efected his retreat, and secreted himself
in a high growth of palnettos. A wa
gon belonging to the U. S. had been sent
that morning from the Quarter Master's
department for Picolati. driven by a negro
and carrying out Mr. Francis Medicis, of
this place. and Mr. Alonzo Ball. a carpen
ter, who has been some time living among
us. This wagon proceeded seven miles in
safety where it was fired upon. The'ite.
grod river succeeded in escaping, running
into the military station at the six mile
post, and gave the alarm. Mr. Hall was
killed, and Mr. Medicis ran some distance
up the road aid wasintercepted by another
party, and he was killed. A horse was
furnislted rhe-mnegro drivet. who rode into
tavt,- maidre ed the circumstance.
A sernent and sr nen only. occupying
this lasr.nitioned post, turned ott on the
alarm, and.:.awv the. Indians advancing
slpon thrm. , They were in number 21,
anl appmaqhing within a very close range
the sergeantATith drew his men into the
pickets, and the Indians retreated.
On information reaching this place.
several gentlemen saddled up, and on
reaching the spot, a melancholy spectacle
truly, piesented itself. The mutilated re
tnaine of those to late in the bloom and
vigor of manhood. were no%, discoverel
blackened anti disfigtted by horrible mutil.
ation. The contents of the wagons were
strewn in all directions, and one of Col.
Hatnson's horses cut in the most barbarous
The gentlemen then formed themselves
into a company, and plav'ed themselves
uinder Capt Blake.of 2d Dragone. who
htad volunteered on the occasion-leaving
six of' their number to hunt ttp andl gather
the dead, as well as search for any who
might htave escaped: they proceeded oin
the trail. It was followed uinder consider
able diadvantage some 15 or 18 miles,
until night closed upon thIs scout a'ear
Tutrnhull's swamp, whtither the trail led.
It being now pierfectly dark, the scotit re
turned to tow, at 10 o'clock at night.
Lietnt Oral, command of Fort Sere, on
learnine of then tnews, immedliatelv pro
ceeded to thc routnd with siv men,- andl
made every exertions to fittd tihe missinig
men-he then proceedled to his post. amal
taking 4 (lay's rations, started in atnother
rirectiont -in puirsuit. We have thus hur
ried the details ofthis most horrible trage
dv. We submit the'm to the nation,
without remark, other thadi, after 4 years
rontest with an enemy stiflered to he redu:
red in numbier, he can approach withiny
miles ofoutr city, on a public roaid, and
romimit such outrages with imptniy.
The persons escapinei, all attcceeded. in
reaching town on Saturday night.
More success of the enemy-On the 19th
inat. Lietnt. Martin, 24 Infantry. was pro
reeding fro~m Fort King to Wacahorta,
with three tmen ; he was fired umpont by an
imbuished party, his men killed, and be
woutnded in three places. He succeeded
in getting int Fort King. A n express was
immediately sent to Micanopy, when
Lieutenant Sanders, yth Infantry. tturned
rat with thirteen men, the Spanish dog
keepie-. and a citizen. They had not
proceededl far, when they were surrounaded
ky upwards of 60 J'bdians, and received a
lre, which cut up this little command.
Lieut. S. was killed, 6 privates. ;he dog
keeper" and citizen. The remaining por
ion of the command got into the Fort.
The troops concentrated at Fort King,
were imutediately sent in pursuit.-Newcs.
.Information has reached tus that in dig
ging at Micanopy. 15 harteok of Pork, and
15 or 20 barrul. of Bread were disc-overed.
It is supposed that this amount of provi
sions was buried- on the evacution and
burningof that post in 1836, hut a short
time previously to its having been tempo
iarily encamped on by Gen. Call's army
in a state of great suff'ering. .Car-it be
possible that provisions were buried there,
anud it unknown, whilst from fire to six
thonsind tmen-were enduring the' horrors
FURTHER OF THE FRFSHET.
The exciting and disa'strous occurren
cc of the last few days. will probahly be a
matter of great interest foT some da6 to
come. Everv cireumstnee -sonneted
*vith the freshel, becomes of importancej
until the whole details, and extent of- do.
vastation is ascertained; anld we shall,
therefore, devote every attention 1o the
subject, and eive such particutars as come
within our reach* A letter from Augusta,
of the 30th all., says:-"Mr. . Bennoch
went dlown the river on Wednesday, in
the St. John, and succeeded in getting off
the Coledonia, which has been in a -corn
field, for the last two and a hal( years.
During her sojourn there, be had her bot
tom completely overhauled, and she is
now snug in her native ele-ment. swing
ine form a portion of the lower bridge,
still standing. On his way up the river,
with both boats. Mr. Bennioch had the
heartfeligi-atifiation of saving the lives
of eighteen negroes, who were rescned
from a situation of eminent peril." The
adage "t-hat it is an ill wind that blows
nobody good." was well exemplified in
this instance. Many unavailing attempts
had previoetslr been made, we learn. to
riislodge the Caledonia from her position.
until finally the ragine element that carried
riesirnction and dismay on its bosom. re
lieved the Caledonia from her thraldom,
mad gave her the privilege of 'walking the
watets " a sphere for which she was ori
inally iniended. instead of ohtructing a
spot of ground on which she was only a
useless incnmbrance. - The cireumstance
was of eourse still tntre gratifying. on ac
rount of its having been the means of re
icuing so many human beings from a wa
We are indebted to our Columbia eonr
respondent for the Ruhjined letter giving
tome further particulars from that place:
To the Editors ofthe Charleston Courier.
COLUMBIA. May 30.
Gentlemen.-Since my last, the River
continues to fall. One of the pier, of the
Broad River bridge has partly fallen ; it is,
therefore, impassible. but by foot passen
gers. If the rest of the piers stand, the
superstructure will stand; if it Ioes, iti the
course of a few days, it will be trussed
up, when the public can use it. I have
jist seen Thos. Starke. from the Rail Road
works, on the River. To my great satis
factinu, he tells me the works have with
stoo't the shock. The injury done to the
Columbia Canals from what has since
been learned, confirins my last opinion.
At the head of the Canal, from Broad Ri.
wer Bridge to Bull's sluice, and as far as
the eye can see below, the waters of the
river commingled with it. The enbank
menus are all gone, and much of the ma
T'wo negroes, one belonging to StrIker
& Hill. and the other to Mrs. Myers, were
drowned in tryinI to save 'heir boats.
Extractof a leicr received in Augusta, Ga.dated.
BEACH ISLAND, May 29th. 1840.
Dear Sir.-I take this method of giving
y.)n a feint history of the irreparable loscs
sustained by the planters in con-equaence
of the high river. I dare say you are
ready to sympathize with us. From all
that'l canrlearn, there i, nothing hut a
common destruction with us all. Whole
cribs of corn, of the last year's earningi
are entirely swept away: and those that
are left standing, have from one to four
feet water in them, without exception.
.Many have lost mules. hnres. cattle and
hogs. 'I learn today that Mr. Casper Nail
has lost eight or ten of hismules. I dread
to hear the accounts from below. I was
at my place to-day, and from the looks of
Mr. Nail's crib, there mutst he at least 3
nr four feet water on the corn; at James.
Graye two or three feet water; and at Mil
lers Cut-Ofl' nearly the same, as well uts I
could jtudge from a dlistance. Two of toy
cribs are entirely gone, with about 100)
bushels of shattered corn; fortunately yott
have the corn that -was in thenm. The
crib containing the provisions is sittuinted
very high and has not more than four or
five inches Water in it. which I fear will
scarcely leave enough to serve me,. as I
shall have to plant~ all over again. T wo
of my negro houses are carried off, andl a
nother leans very much. I expect it will
go. Mrs.- Butler has all of her's swept
ttway.andl the water very high in herhbarn;
her son thinks there wrill he 1000 bushels
corn damaged. The .itaations I have
mentioned are as high, or higher than the
renerality oif land. Vou may imagine ibow
the balance have fared. Mrs. Bowers had
her whole cropcearried off. I have left my
horses up to their sides in water, and ot'r
house tottering: and T fear to hear from
them in the morning. The river basstopt
rising: however this Will be a sleepless
night for me.
AUeUS-rA, June 2.
We have geeleved no adlditioal infor
mation, since the ptublication of our paper
rn Saturday last, of the devastation of the
recent fresh in our water courses..
As for Augtusta the damage sustained
will be areat, btut no: to the extent at first
estimated ; a few individuials will severely
suffer; but in general the loss sustained
by otir citizens will he comparatively
small. The corporation alone will he the
greatest sufferer, l.y the loss of the two
bridges, and the expense that will he requir
ad to repair ourstreets, some of which have
been left in a wretched state by the Bond.
The only news we have from the interior is,
hat all the bridges, except one, have been
'*ept away from the neigbhorhood of
The drimage sustained by our city, as
stated by usini our last paper. was some
what over estimated; but it is with mu~ch
regret and sympathy for our friends in
Hlamburg, that we cannot state that their
lose was also overrated. Several of the
most enterprnsing . end respectable mer
chants of that town have sustained severe
losses ; hut with their persevering industry,
hey will soon repair the breach made in
their commercial operations.-Contiha
The Savannah Georgian, of Sunday
advises "those citizens who have prodsee
in stores on the wharf, atudother property
at risk, to remove the same ter a place of
safety, as the waters -from-above.- when
they cohme aiy otherwawe worketssiWe
1ast, we were visited with a succession of
thunder-storms. deluging our already ood
ed city with ruin, and about half past siL
o'clock, yesterday afternoon, we expen
encedanoiker deluging visaRtion of a like
nature, accomianied for about ten minutes
with a thick faIl of _the largest hail-stones
wpr have ever seen. A'e.ha' .ft'Qn. read
of bail stones as-large. as hen's eggs. and
been. disposed to regard thern as fabulous
-but, 1bithis instanee,.we-havtm been eye
witness .o tf:eiet. Th stones were for
the m is pait like fl1ttened mund pebbles,
fia snowy-'whienes-'hile there were
others of diferet shapes, and some, both
in shape and -aippeerumcv, jagged frag
ments ofice. -. The diiiage sto our gar
dens and the breakage jf thEfrindew gas
ses was very extentive: "*Oelt.Ih "hail
stones by actnal measuremnst *s-6 ineh.
ea in Crcumterence,.amd w. have heard of
CHAarLSTON, June 6.
The Hail Storm.The hail storm of
Thursday afternoon estinded upwards e
tar as the four mile houe4 ind has done in.
finite damage to the'farmerson the.Neeks
The destrnction of window glass in .h
city is i it!-et se. tIe e breshd: 4? Plie
buildings suni-rring chiefly. Th'e siae and
force of tle hail stones were'snch as to in'
jure slate and deeply-indent tin roars. Sev'
oral persons were hun by the hail stones
striking them aon the head, -and we have
heard of a coachman who was sthncud for
a considerable time.--Ibid..
We learn that the stom.was experien.
ced with great severity an the 'aia in
St. Andrew's Parish. great injury having
been done to boil corn and Cotoa..
James' Island, it is said, has escaped.
Front the direction ofthe storm &.- to
N.'E..it is apprehended that Edisto and
John's Islands have suf'ered severely..Ib.
The Freshet.-By the. Pineville mail,
yesterdav, we leran that the lood is rava
ging the kantee.. The expensive ensbank
ment of Major Samuel Porches nver
swamp lauds has yielded to the force at
the torrent, in three places, and his noble
corn crop will be totally last.-6id.
Extrac of a ltter rersisd in Chfarkte dated.
FLAT Rc-K.-N. C.. May.31.
"We have sad accounts from below of
the desertrcion occasioned by the recent
heavy rains; we have also .su'ffi'red 'much
in thIs mountain region, front the same
cause-iin destruction of bridges, &c.. and
serious injury to lte growing crops ton the
low grounds,-hut nothing in comtparison
to what appears to have been the case
uIpon the river Nuds in the middle coun
HANDUKo. June 6.
Health of Hnaburg.-e have not
heard or a case of serous sickhes% in to n
since the Siol. The rain of. %ednesday
night had a inost excellent influetce upon
the atntosphere. Tiie intelant und his
abistnes, which a iiiuzber if hands, have
teen indstsitaslv enenged since Saturday
tin.t in replaecig time bridges at thecrss
.itreets. aud in reemuving the soukeld cotTee
and sugar, &c., from- the streets, and we
have.every hope that.their ellerts will be
successful in remoying every thing. which
mihT become a cause uf sickuess.
We have not as.yet had time to make
the necessary eequirie to") eunble tis t con
pleIe a correct estiiate of the losses in
Hamburg and a -lirof -the nanes of the
individual sufl'erers. - When we can be
spared frot the labors of the printing-of
lire long ettough to mtake out a proper~list,
it shall be atten;ded to We mtay safely
say, hstwever, that the aggregatte loss as
nsoe less than we stated it at in our elip, of
"Gz~xA5INoU or Husszroar."-The
second mnumbter oft his valuable periodical,
w hieh was in the course of publicatio'n at
this office at the time the flooad came upon
us, anad was partly ready for the press at
that time, will aptpearito-day. The Dr's.
subscribers, ste trust, will excuse this una
voidamle delay. Many highly inieresting
aned valuable articles will'oe found in this
Extract of a leder toathe Char. Currier, dated
"CAMDIC1I, May 29.
We have it raining almost every day du
ring the week. and we are sorry to add
wbat there is a high freshet in the- river.
All the Corn atd Cotton astear as we -can
hear from, is'totally. destroyed..h
river is still rising, already it as as high as
Extract. ufweather Letter, dated 30th.
"The river is high as the greatffresh of
1831. Captain Hall's plantation all tun
der water-negro houses completelysur
rounded, and negroes removed maet
Greit tears were entertuaedtor'the ma wwy
of the bridge. The river is iow at astand.
Egin house,~eottonegin and running works,
came down this'miorning, and passed un
der the bridge wiw bong injurinlg it. .h
dameage is immlese, and thereis-no kn~ow
ing when they can even yp aa corn on the -
lowlands. The season is tootfar advaced
to plant .cotton.
Mr. Clark. the mail eontractorhetween
Savannah and this city, .has .oligingly
shown us a letter fromGrahe-nville, S. C..
dated 2d inst., which states ..at they had
no mail that night from Savannah, .the
river having risen to such aheight that it
was impossible to get along.-every tbaing
about Purysburg, and niear it,. conmple~iely
covered with water. The iver is stated to
have risen from ten'to Efteen and in same
lplaces twenty teet that day.. The Savan
nah river planters have removed their no
droes from their plantations.
. A posteript, dated halt p'ast 11i o'clock at
night, stales that all the bridges are gone,
and the ~Savannah stage could not come
any further than Major Lowry'., .from
whence the driver took iton horseback.
Pnrysbmurg. slie writer lays, is all afloat..
We are grtied to learn that the dam
age doi-e to the Rail Road, by the rieenu
freshet, has been so repiaired by the sner
gesic exertions of those. oneened,:that
freight-is-lande4amd deliversosas saeI, at
the upper Depask~ory, at Hamburg.