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From the Naional Intelligencer.
Alessrs Gales & Seaton: Please publish
in the intelligencer the subjoined ext ract
of a letter from Gen. Harrison underdate
oif the '28th *himo. It is in answier to a
coinmunication which I addressed to hint,
relative tothat ignominious subjection to
ithe Cincinnatti Committee which has been
ascribed to him. He repels the impuLa
tion that his thoughts are subject to the
feeping or dictation of a committee.
The p ublication of the annexed portion
of his letter is due to-Gen. Harrison. It
will be appreciated by the candid and the
just of all parties. To give it authentici
ty, is a sufficient motive for consecting my
name with its publication.
Yours. respect fully,
- 50SEI' L. WILLIA M S.
WAsHNGTON, June 1, 1840.
EXTRACT FROM GEN HARRL
-All the connexion which I ever had
with the Corresponding Committee of the
Whigs of Hamilton County (that which
I suppose has been alluded to) is, that I
requested through its chairman, 31aj.
Gwynne, to give the information sought
for, in some of the numerous letters I re
ceived, in relation to my political .opmatons.
and events in my past -ife. .This was to
be done by sending to the writers of those
letters the documens which contained the
information hey soucht. He was also au
thorised in cases where further opinions
were asked for, to state my dAcrminaion
.o give no other pledges of w.hra I would
,or would not do, if I should be elected to
"The reasons which had induced me to
adopt this determiunation are contained in
a letter written to a committee in New
York, and which will, I presume be soon
published. With neither ofthe other men
bers of the committee did I ever exchange
one word, or, by 1etter, give or receive any
suggestions as to te manner in which the
lask I had assigned to the committee was
lohe performed. Indeed, I did not know,
until very recently, who were the mem
bers of the committee. I could have no
doubt of their being my political and per
Sonal friends, and such I foud them to be.
"As it has been asserted that I employ
ed this committee to write political opim
ions for me, because I i'as unable to
write them myself, it nay be proper tosay,
that I wag never in the habit of doing tis;
and that in all the Addresse, Letters,
Speeches, General Orders, &c., which
have been published under my name and
with my sauction, there is not a lite that
was written or suggested by any other in
dividual. I do not claim Dr these pro
ductions any merit; nor would I consider
myself blameable had I received the occa
.aional assistance of my friends in this wby;
' but I mention itto show how totally reek
.less are my political enemies in the asser
ions they make in relation to me,"
- Fron the Iraskington Globe.
EXTRACT FROM GEN. lARRI
"All thie connection which I ever had
with the Correspouding Committee of the
Vhigsof Hamilton county (that which I
suppose has been alluded to) is, that I re
quested the committee, through its chair
man,,Maj. Gwynne, to give the inlormation
sought for. in some of the numerous let
ters I received, in relation to my political
* opinions, and events in my past life. This
was to be done by sending to the writers of
those letters the documents which con
taimed the information they sought. He
was, also, authotrized, in cases where futr
ther opinions wvere asked tor, to state my
determitnatioln to give no other pledges of
what I would or would tnt do, if ( should
be elected to the Presidency."
*Here is a distinct adnatssior. hy Geni. H1.
himself of the main point which has beetn
charged. Hle says: "I requested the cotm
mittee through its ChairmatnMaj.G wynnie,
to give the informrattion souchit for. iti sonic
of the numerous letters I received. mn rela
tion to my political. opinions andl events of
my past life." Very well; hit how was
this to be done ? Hear the General hinm
self: "This was to be done by sending to
the writers the documents which conitained
the iniformation they soutght." Nothfing
was to he said aboutt his present opititons
about any thing. But the "documients"
showing wbat were his opinfs in lotig
past years. were to be sent to satisfy the
inquiries of the people, as to what he now
thinks, in relation to rassmag scenes, and
what he wouldi now do if made President.
But to leave no doubt on that score, the
General proceeds to say : lHe (Major
Gwyane) was also authorized, in cases
where further opinions were asked for, tn
state my determination to give no other
pledges of wvhat I would, or would not do,
if I should be electedl to the Presidency."
The effect, then, of this evidence which
the friends of Harrison produce to exotner
ate him from the imputation of being in
the care of a committee, is to sh-ow that
he avows and takes upon himself the re.
sponsibility of the policy wvhich that com
mittee announced. Itistead of saying the
committee acted without authority in stat
ing that lie would make no futther dlecla
ration of principles for the public eye, he
says that he "aethorised" them to do so!
This p)uts an end to all doubt. The
people now see standing beefore theru a can
didate for the highest ollice they can coui
fer, who boldly tells them lhe w'ill answer
Done of their quiestions us to his opitmions
-he will not tell thetn what he will or wilT
not do if they elect him !
Will thte people vote for a man who thus
treats their reasonable itnquiries with con
tempt? November's polls wvill tell.
From thk Charleston Mercury.
THE OLD THING.
The old Federalist, now all at once.
are shedding theirseailes, and coining forth
in the pliant wvriggling sleekntess of mod
ern Whiggery. It is so in all the Federail
States; it was so at the Batltimnore Cotn
veationi it is so at Washington; anid at so
even at the South. Look at the meetings
recently held in this State and Georgia!
W~ba presided at the Savannah . Harrisoni
steeting--a mnovemenlt soon after defeated
end rebuked by the counter movement of~
the eole of Savanniah? Judge Berrin,
inold Federalist. Who presided at the
n1illcdgovilin Cnnvention? The same old
Federalist. Who was the -lader .of the
"nameless Cohort' which got up the pitik
ful abortion of a Harrison ineeling even in
Charleston? Another old Federalist. An
independent people were roused here and
trampled i he 'movers into politibal insignifi
cance. So may it be in Georgia! So it will
be, for truth is mighty, Our friends there
have ouly to use facts, sad urge truth for
truths sake, and intellitent people will not
u(Ter their eyes to be It:.mdaged. There
is a -wholesome ferment m our sister State.
Much as she has been distracted by con
,sests for men and names, ther.e has been -too
much discussion for Georgia not to see and
lay hold on the truth. The State Rights
men will not suffer themselves ao e V led
astray by the apostacy of would-be4ead
.ers, but the same fate awaits those leaders,
as has been visited upon every public 'man
in South Carolina, who acted on the be
lief that an adhension to nmies and -men
would cloak or excuse -ris -desertion of
principle. Our peeple -understood their
rights, and clutg to 11eir pritci.ple, and
the deluded. vain and weak politicians, it
whose amiLtin.us and selfish aspirations
the strict State Rights s-chool was too in
practicabe-too coldly and sternly in the
way of political huckstering-sunk at once
into imheciTy and contlempt, the moment
they deserted the stormu-wornship, and
commenced irading in -their own ricketty
skiffs. The public men of Georgia, who
have followed their foolish lead, must
share their pitil'l doom, and either he driv
en from public life, or remain in it as pro.
Iemees ofFederalism, refttgees from the
public oinimi of their own constituents,
hiding the chance of being saved by 'the
return of Federalism to power, and hold
ing their places through the contemptuous
oleration of a generous people.
From the Cincinnati (C.) Advertiser &-Journal.
THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG, OR GENER
AL HAIIRISON AN ABoLITION IsT.-Below
we give the deposition of one of our re
spectable citizens. in wthose hearing Gen.
Harrison declared himself to be an Aboli
tionist; and his motives forbeing so, to ob
tain the electoral vote of New York State.
The deponent in this city, and son to
one of our judges of the court of common
plas, and his veracity indisputable, if his
testimony had not been strongly corrobo
rated by so many cirsumstances in the
conduet of the available candidate.
We hope our Southern friends with
whom we exchange papers, will give cur
'rency to the atfifavil below.
THE STATE OF OnIo, So.
Before me, the subscriber, a justice of
the peace. in and for said county, persoi
ally appeared Israel Brown, jr. and heing
duty sworn, savs that about three months
ago, he was on the Ben Franklin steam
boat, in company with General Wm. H.
Harrison, and heard him say that lie was
an Abolitionist, and that he was certain of
geting the State of New York, because
they knew him to be an Abolitionist.
ISRAEL BROWN, Jr.
Sworn to and subscrihed before me. on
this.first day of June. A. D. 1940.
HARRISON AND ABoLITIoN.-Three
Abolition papersin the State of Ohio, the
Elyria Atlas, the New Lisbon Aurora, and
the Xenin Free Press, have hoisted the
namite or Harrison as their candidate for
the Piesidency. A fourth, the Philan
thropist, has three columns filled with eu
logy of the old General. and reasons why
the Abolitionistsshould support him; stat
ing that he was an Abolitionist many years
ago, BELONGED TO A SOCIETY
AT TH. EIGUTEENTil YEAR OF
H IS AGE. This is unfair in the Aboli
tioists, while the Southern' Whigs have
'.nt/uisiasticailll nadt pied their catndidate.
From the Milledgcville Recordar.
On Monday morming last the Conven
io calledi by the State Rights Party con
vened in the H all of Repr-esentatives, anid
-ottiued in session utitil Tuesday 3 o'
lock. when it adjouirned sine die.
A motion w as tmde to nornmiate a comn
mittee who should i-eport to the Conven
tiot ant Electoral Ticket to sustain Gen.
W.t Hetiry liarrison, and John Tyler,
fr then Presidency and Vice Presidency
of te- United States.
On Tuesday ttorning tho commit tee re
ported the following ticket, which was
with we believe. but-one or two dissen
tients, unanimously aeopted.
GEORGE R.'GiLS1ER, of Oglethorpe,
Gen DUNcAN L. Cxaacti, of Camden,
Col. JonN W. CAM:PBELL. of MusCogee.
Maj. JOEL CRAWFORD, jfhianiCock,
VnaRLEs DOUGHERTY, of Clark,
SEAoN G AN-rLANoa, of Baldwin,
Ge. ANDREWv MILLER, of Cass.
Gn. W. WV. EZZAaD, of De K-alb,
C. B. STRoNo, of Bibb,
JoH WHITFIIEAD, of Bumrke,
ie. E. WIbBERLY. of Twiggs.
The Convention then went into a bal
lot for a Congressional Ticket, which re
sulted in the choice of the following gen
B. W. IIABERsHAMr, of Hiabersham,
~at C. DAwsoN, of Greene.
JUitIs C. A LFORD, of TuoUP,
EUG~s:-zs A. NIsBET, Of Bibb,
LOTT WVARREN, of Sumter.
Tuos. BUTLRa KING, of Giynn,
R OER L. GAaMBLE, of Jeff'erson,
JAEs A MFERR iwETHER, of Putnam,
Ttos. F. FOSTER. of Museogee.
A Committee was appinted to prepare
an address to the people, and another to
inform the gentlemen of their nomination,
and to fill any vacancy which might oe
cur; when after some other less important
action, the Conventtion adjottrned.
F A ITIIFUL EXPOSITION.
We have endeavored to search out the
stn of "Whig" argitment in favor- of
Harrison, andI fitnd that "log cabin and
hard eider," are ihe Alpha and Omega of
their plaudits and praises. "Log cabin
and hard cider," is the answer to every
thing Harrison has done, will do, or will
ever atiemipt to do. '"Log cabitn and hard
cider". being the fundamental principle of
the whiggery, it is very susceptible of ex..
tension in dietail, whereby we obtain many
scions of the old stock. Of this class is
the followitie, which' we take from the
Bufalo R'publidan, and which is a '"faith
ful exposiion," of Gen, H arrison's views
his "confiduential adisers," and . ther
Q. What aie Gen. Harrison's, senti
ments in regard to a National Baink?
A. Great Harrison he is the man,
To lead the sons of freedom on.
Q. Is Harrison in favor of abolishiag
slavery it the District of Coleimbia?
A. His like again caft ne'er be found.
So pass the cider round and round.
Q. Is Gen. Harrison in favor of a pro
A. While little Mat ihe spoils is gra'bbin,
Tite,ero.lives in-his log cubia.
Q. Would General Uarrisrm sanction
the assumption of the State debts by the
General Government? , -
A. Huz:a for Tip! Huzza for Tyler!
WJith these tee'll burst the Dutchman's
Q. Is Gen. fHarrisonin favor ofdi 4idiag
the public lands among the States?
A. Wfith hoe cake, cider, songs Sf~ranily.
We'll thiash the locofocos handly.
Q. 'Upon what great principles .do you
take grounds to support of your candida te?
A. And when we get Old Tip elected,
No friend of his will be neglected,
Q. Will the same commit tee who now
govern the General, -continue to.think and
act for him, when he is elected Presiden'.
A. Then, Then will the reformation?
Bank bills will inundate the nation.
Then shame will seize each bank reviler;
Three cheers for Tip! Hu=a for Ty
The Republican says-"WVhigs. <lo von i
say tltis is puerile, ridictlouq stuf? We
grant it; it certainly 'is excessively Foolish. i
but it is neverthelessihe very gibt of Fed- I
eral Whig argument. This is the way in
which you have answered all questions in
volving principle which have been but to
you, since the noniination and gagging of I
It remaining to be seen whether or net
the people of the Uniied States will be
satislied with this kind of treatment.
From the Charleston Mercury, June 16.
By the sehtrs. Stephen 8f Francis, Capt.
MAgee, and Empire, Capt. Southwick, or
rived yesterlay we.have received the 11er
ald anti Neios, of the 12th intt. By a pas
senger on hoard the fortmer vessel, we
learn that intelligence had been received
at St. Augustine, that Col. Green, opera
ting in Middle Florida had come in con
tact with a party of Indians, and succeed
ed in killing three warriors and a white
nan, wbo was with them-also capturing
We copy the following from the papers I
The Indians who committed the outra- I
es iu this neighborhood a fortnight ago.
and surrounded the dwellings at North
River, proceeded to the settlement at
Mandarin, and were recontnoitering about
there when their signs were discovered.- i
A party of gentleinen immediately started
mn purstit, and came upon five of the ras
cals. They took to a high grass pond,
and as the party were too small to strround
it, the grass was fired when the fellows es
caped ttnder the snke. Their tracks were
numerous in and around the settlement.
INDIAN NF.ws.-Our excellent corres
pondents at Black Creek, hate put us in
posession of intelligence froh Fort King I
in the 8th inst., 9 A. M., which wegive as
'-On last Sunday week Col. Riley ran
down an Indian in the Pine Woods near
the Witfilacoorheet a diay or two afre
wards he surprised an Indian camp, con
sitiung of2 warriors 2 squaws, and 4 chil
dren; they killed the 2 warriors and one t
squnw, and took the rest prisoners. On ,
Tesdlay night last otto or thte Indians
made btic'escape, owing to the sentinel go
ing to sleep. One of thte guard saw him t
t-uttning andt~ fired at hint, which alarmedt
the whole camp-the other sentinels also
firedl. Capt. Mason was shot (lead, eith
er hy the Indlians, or accidlentally bty hisi
wn men-it is supposed that the latter
was the case. Hec was seen rutttitng atfer I
the indian, and it is impossible to ascertatn
who killed htim."
Capt. Mason, Iter mentioned, was a
very respected ithabitant of Duval Coun
ty, attd was a mtemlier of the IHotse of
Representatives itn the last.Cottneil. H~e e
as distingnished himself in the late wars,
nd shared largely itt the confidence of the
pblic as a useful citizen and an active
We learn further. that Col. H arney wasi
o have left Fort Kintg for Fort Mellon, on
Capt. Bonaeville had gone on a srot of
0 days. atd takent Indian Tom with him. t
onm was to be sent otnt to bring in the In- h'
dians, hut udotbs are expressed whether hte
We see front the above, that something ,
is doing itt the interior. Keep up constant .
scouts and sttccess will follow. Sntecess- r
ful ltidian fighrtng is atn employment of b'
nretitting activity, watchfulness and 5
SAVAY NAn. Juno 18. fi
Arrest of a Robber.-A frllow natned, f
or calling him'self Joseph Buck, of the
State of Massachusetts, was apprehtended
yesterday, for breaking open atnd robbing ,
the store of Mr. Olmstead, and stealing
therefrom about $100 gud three $5 gold i
His apprehensiou was caused by htis at
empting to negotiate some of the bills,
which are uncurrettt here, at Mr-. With- ~
ington's Exchantge Office-.
This fellow has been fully recognized ~
by mtany of our citizens as a cotmmon lou.I
fe~r for more than a year'past. WVe nntder
stand tat he has done little for a living
since his arrival here, except that now and
again he sold a little fish in the marke.
He is supposed to he the prime if not the
only actor in most of the robberies so fre
iuent of late. The money was fotund
sewed up in his clothIes; he had also a gold
tencilcase aboutt him. His appearanceI
is missetable in theo extreme. It would
tppear that he is an old offender, frotp the,
fact of his dechinming to answer any qutes
tions, and the total want of feeling he ex
Hie underwent an examination before
Justices Verstille & ~Russell, and was
cmtitted to jail -Daily Telegraph.
Tere wvere89 deathts int Philadelphia, during
the week ending on Saturday, 41 of wvhtch I
were ofchtlron under two years oagne. I
Po WHITFIELD BRooKs.Esq.
Sir:-You will excuse my addressing
rou persona1lly, since your letter to Col.
limmiond, published in the last Adverti
er, cotains charges exceedingly injuri
ind to the characters of those to whom you
tIllude and, until they are named, apply
ug indiscriminately to all 'in this District'
xrm are opposed to rhat gentleman in ihe
!oming .contest for Governor. You in
-orm CoL H. as a .maiser -fnfct, and not
)f inference, that his "opponents in this
District" ire engaged in a "'systenaic ef
ort" to excite -public prejudice and op
iosition"-to him by "false and ungenerous
nsiuuanitms," "fabricated and circulated
or party effect." As gentlemen are not
n a habit of fabricating and circulating
'asehuo4 -for party eflect," or any otier
Purpose, and as some of those who cannot
upport Col. H. happen to 'he gentieten,
n many of them his personal friends, I
all upon you, in justice to them, to name
he iudividuals to whom you allude. You
ave. of your own accor. publicly made
he charges, and we now demand thespe
'ifications ana tle proof. As you were
tie advocate of Judge Johnson, whenyou
u.st "defined your position," and conse
uently one of Col. H.'s "opponents in
his District," I shall not disiute your
ight to speak for those of his "o.pponflents,"
who stipport "ihat eminently virtuous cit
zen and faithful public servant," whom it
4ipears you have now abandoned, though
imt a short time since, yon would have
een "exceedinsgly gratified" to see him
ransferred to the guhernatorial chair.
(no ving your great tact in -defining posi
ions" I leave the judges friends in your
inuds, hoping that vonu may succeed in
n showing ihav all of them have been as
tnneient of fabricatitin fsikehoods "for par
y effect," as I know the friends of Col.
Seeing that von lmvef-iirely mis-con
eived the olijections, which Col. Richard
onis friends have made to Col. H and
onscquentlyyour explanationscannot re
nove the "u)tbhilic prejudice" which is a
ainst him, 1 will brielly state the only
;rounds upon whih. they have ever op.
osed him either through the public press,
ir otherwise. They have said that Col.
1. was the candidate or the Democratic
5uh-Treasury party-a party frmed in
837, when Ml.r. Van Buren took ground
itT the South, Trom the scattered elements
f the Democratic State Rights Party of
827. and composed of Union men and
utllifiers without reference to those o!d
arty distinction!.-the support of the Sub
reasury and opposition to a National
3auk, tie Tariff and Internal Improve
nens being the basis of its organizalion.
L'hey claim him as the candidate of the
-uh-Trensury party because he was noin
nated as such by every leading Sub- Trea
ury paper in the State. It is the pro
rirnce of' newspaper Editors to propose the
neasures and nominate the candidates that
ire to he sustained by their party:-how
-1se can it be done? The press has,there
bre, been always considered an in
lex to the opinions of its party, and a cer
ain criterion of its sentiments-it being
veil known that the Editors of leading
tVblie journals are in a habit of continual
y consulting with, and being consulted by
lie leaders of the party. Have you your.
elf not acknowledged this, and did you
ot consider Col. R, the Sub-Treasury
andid* when you nominated Judge
lohuson. a Batik and Preston man, against
tim ? If not, what (lid yon menu by say.
ig that, from the iauner of his nomina
ion, you were "warranted in the ennelu
inn that Col. R. was to be the candidate
f that portion of the State Rights party,
f which the Editor" (of the Mlercury)
is the reported and recognisett ergan? ''
Col. Prestons and tmis followers have rat
ed oilf from the Old State Rightis party,
nil are herding with the Bank men, Tar
imen. the Federalists and Aholitionists
f the North-they mh~y still lie considered
y yiou ais a portiotn of the State Rights
arty: bitt 1they call themiselveq Wlhigs
I that as it may there is certaituly but
ne other party in the state--the Sub
reasury, atnd of that the Mercury ever
as been and still is "'uhe reputed and re
Sooun after this formal nominationi of
sol. R. by tho "recogtnised orttans" of our
arty. Judce Johnson and Col. H ammond
're brought out by nohody knows n htn,
r the Charlestotn Courier, (thse only, Anti.
~inTreaisur~y paper in the State) ant by
no atnonymous writers in the Advertiser.
)ne of these pieces has been attributred
>you. Judge Johnisotn whenu nominated
y you. was knowtn to be a Preston and
nnk man, and Col. ilammond wa~s not
town to tie politically opposed, and was
upposed to he personally attached to Col.
'reston. This, as was natural, excited
tr suspicions. and those suspicions were
ut confitmed, when. a short time after,
nine of Col. H.'s supporters attempted to
ake him the means of reviving the ques
on of Ntullinieations. Who is to lie bene
ted by' the tinhmit i' of that forgotten
ud. except Cot. Preston. and those of his
llwers, who, by their opposhtion to the
tte, are no'w in a hmotseless mir ority, and
an only get into a utioirity by msaking
ullifiention the test of political orthodoxv?
ninder these cirensmetances the friends of
ol, R. believing wi/h you, that he was
de candidate of the .Sub-Trenetnry party,
aled otn that party to stnpport him. They
pressed their helief that both Judge J.
td Col. HI. were the nominee~ of the Pres
an and Bank faction, that Col. H. was
trttght out to divide the Ntniiers, and
ndge J. to divide the Utnion mens, and
hat one would lie itimately withdrawn,
d Isis votes he given to the other And
rhas lately been said, that th'sse who are
piposedl to Mr. Calhoun and the present
administration, ending that they conld as
asiy elect Col. Prestotn himself, as his
riend Judge J., have determined to udrop
im and upport Col. H. in preference to
he canduidate of the party to wvhich they
re so bitterly opposed.
Now let tis examitie for a moment, the
:rounds upots which those suspicions nre
ounded. A s vons have coneistded to aban
Ion (with yottr catididlate) "the quiet posi
on of atn observer of passing ev'ents" andi
ppear determitied to define Cot. fJ.'s po.
itiotn (if von cannot vour own,) vou will
tt he surprised at my applying to you
- nfotrnmati.. upon a snbiect. bearing
very direly upon the point at issue. Da
you know a.single Preston and Bank man,
in the S4ate who is not opposed to Col.
Richardson ,C an you account for this
oppositionto him upon any other ground,
than that he .is regarded as the canlidate
of the Sub-Treasury party? I should not
have troubled you with these questions
had I not supposed that as the "social itn
tereourse" with your "old and cherished
acquaintance" (Col P.) has not been in
interrupted by any political ditferences.
you may occasionally hear from him, uild
he able to give us some .infornation, as to
the course his frienils are pursuing. -
As you appear disposed to drop your
former nominee Judge J. forget his many
"eminent virtues and-faithful public servi
ces" apon which you so eloquently dwell,
wheu -you last -defined your position,"
we will, if you prefer it, discuss the claims
*of your present pet (Col. 1H.) and his con
nexion with tIhe "Preston faction." As to
his connection with that "faction," you
will not be surprised to learn, I imagine,
that your espousal of his cause has in the.
opinions ofmrany, but helped "to thicken
other proofs -ihat -do demonstrate thinly."
The conduct of a pary is but the conduct
of the inilividuais-composing it. I shall
therefore make a "birdssee" view of your
courbe and draw from it such conclusions
as I may, as to the probable positiou of
the rest of Judge J.'s friends at this time.
After feeling suficiently horrified at the
idea of a candidate for a public office, he
ing nominated in a newspaper, and h.iving
expended as much solemnnity and surprise
as was proper on such an occasion, you
came to the conclusion that Col. R. was
to be the cantlitlate of the Sub-Treasury
Party, and proceeded to notninate a Prcs
totn and Bank man, against him. And
why? Becn use -his" (Judge J.'s) "traits
fer to the Giubernatorial chair would have
relieved him from the heavy labors of his
present ofice; the-dutties of which he has
discharged for upwards of twenty years
with honor to himself and signai udvan
tage to the State." Upon t-he sufficiency
of this reason I shall make no comment
as -you arc no longer supporlirg him; but
simply ingnireif the duties of his olffce are
less laborious, or 4( he has been in the ser
vice of the State a shorter time than when
%ou penned the sentence above quoted?
If not why have you deserted him? Is it
because he can'not he elected, and Col. f -
would lie more acceptable to Wo. C.Prea
ton than Col. Richardson?
Let us for t moment compare the claims
which these two gentlemen have upon the
Sub-Treasury party. Col. R. is known
to be the nominee of that party, and Col.
H. has been brought out against him, atid
is supported by the Preston and Bank
men. Whilst Col..R. by his open, active
and effective support or the Sub-Treasury
has incurred the opposition of wim. C.
Preston and all .his followers, Col. H's
"social relations" with that gentlematn
have not beenchanged, and even hisopin
ions upon the Sub-'Teasury, were not
known till last Thursdaj. Col. H. if not
the political, is the personal friend of Col.
Preston, whilqt Col. R. finding that he
colild not "maintain tie relations of pri
vate friendship, and social intercourse with
old and cherished acquaintances, such as
Col. Preston," withot-some "abatement of
devotion to his poltical er-ed and compro
mise of public duty, determined to split
with him even at tie risk of a blast of this
great "witind insirunment" of the Whig Par
ty. Whil't Col. Richardson is "prepaed
to give" (as you hoped Col. Hammond
would be!) his "cheerful and firm support
to Mr. Van Buren and the leading neas
ures of his administration" we find that
Col. H. only "prefers him to Gen Harri
sotn" anti-is unwillinE to pledee himself "to
any indiscrinminale support of is adminmis.
tration." As a Sub-Treasury man how
should y'ou dlecide?
Upon the score of friendship you arc al
so boumd to prefer Col R. Since you have
assured us thatyou have long enjoyedl his
"cnfidence (?) and F-iendship--concede
to him "'high chatacter."--dty appreci
ate his many excellent qualities and per
sontal worth"-encertain for him the'-high
est personafl respect" anmd "would be prne
parel for more than a qjuiet acquiescence in
his nomination could you ptertmit thme kind
relatios of old acquaintance and-the senti
ments of esteem anid conui'deration which it
insptired to influence your course in there
lection of a person for tii high affice.~
Utnless Col. HI. Itas s'aved votnr lifeA'our
times. und1 is inna habit otfex plaiinsg away
youtr inconsisteneies, yoni can sc-rcelv en
tertain for hitm kinder feeliags, or be in
dlinedl to speak of hinm in more compli
You arc also estopped from the argn
ment that Col. H is a,'Nullifier and shontld
therefore he preferred, since you admit
that "the organization of old parties no
longer exists it- thie States, tha: "the lines
of sPplitioll ltavew beent oliterated and
inth" (Uffon ma~p andt Nullifitrs) 'are
harmonioumsly unaited in the patriotic eff'ort
of serving the Stato"--that "to carry out
the comnpromise wvhich was happily efi'eet
edI in the session of 1834, ALL public offces
shotuld he open andl accrptable to each par
tv" andt thant the present state of pttblic n
pinion" and 'the true interests of the State,'
wouldl render "the eleviation of a gentle
matn from the ranks of the Union parrty to
the offie of Governor" "liberal, woise, pru
dent and magnanimous." To be consis
tent yOtu must think that the election of
Col. IIlamnmond would be illiberal, untoise,
imprudent and contemptible! How then
can you support hinm? I am sure that
you will tnot act in a manner wvhich even
you yourselfVwould have to ch aracterise as,
illibe rat, unwoise, imprudent and contemp
You feel, you say. that you can "main
tin the relations of private friendship atnd
social initercourse with ol and cherished
acqujainttances, .such& as Cot. Preston, with
out the sligh test abatement of devotion to
your political creed or the least cornpro
mise of public dutly." I am either de
ceivetd as to your polical creed, or yott are,
in stuppositng that youir dlevntion to Co1.
Preston does not interfere with the dhis
chargern.nf the duties which you owe to
yotir party. Do yott coo,ider it flat ' rhe
slightest abat' meat o f devotion to your po
ticialcreed,or tthe least compromise ofryour
ptubl ic duty" to be made. by Cal. Preston,
or his friends in Washington, thte menn
of circulating, in this Districr, all the abuse
and hillingsgate which Hlarrisotn Whias
may choose to heap upon our party, Mr,
Calhoan, oreven our:own kepresentive
Devotion isa strong word, and yet you de
ny even the "slight'est abatement" of it
Do you conqider it not the slightest abate
met of devotion loyour:political creed or
t he /t ast compromise of -public duty" to as
sert that "South Carolina is in-Ahe leading
strings of Mr. Calhoun," when convers
ingwith Bank men, upon the subject of
tile Sub-Treasury? You may have been
convinced by Mr. Calhoun's arguments
that tte Sui-Treasurry is "the great meas
ure of deliverance and liberty to theSouth."
You may be conviniced that we should
prefer Mr. Van J1urento -Gen. Harrison,
and that "the true interests of the State
renders the elevation of a gentleman from
t he ranks of the Union putt, liberal, twise,
prudent -and mnagnanimous;' but the rela
tions of pivate friendship and social inter
course with old and cberished acquaint
atees, such as Col. Preston" have, I fear,
caused a slight "abatenient of devotion to
your political creed" and a small, a- very
small "compromise of public duty."
Permit a voter through the columns of
your paper, to suggest a few t.4oughts on
the present depressed coudilion of our fi
nancial afairs, and other matters. The
constant cry is, What shall we do? 'The
times are se hard. The cause of this pres
sureoriginates I helieve,from the wild and
extravagant speculations'of individuals,
and- of the States, which have chartered
such a multitude of banks. But the first
and grand cause is the U. States Bnk.
The States have suffiered their own banks
to do as they please. They have not com
pelled them to pay their debts, while the
farmer and mechanic are obliged to pay
theirs, with interest. With regard to our
ow'n State, I think it wuld be wise in our
Legislature to refuse to charter any more
banks. I think a law should be passed to
force our banks to pay their debts, as well
aIs the planter, or forfeit their charters. I
helieve in the superior excellence of a State
Bank, with branches, private stockhold
ers, owning half the stock, and repre
sentation according to shears. There
should be no ntbr bank in thte State. It
would then, he to the advantage of all, to
work together. The next Legialature will
be an important one. That body must
prepare -tie ireans to keep up the faith
and credit of the State, which has been so
unwisely pledged by the Legislature fer
merly. A great debt has been contracted
from which the State receives little or no
benefit, and a few individuali reap nearly
all the advantage.
Look well fellow-cktizens, to the polls is
October next. Vote for measures and not
for men. Vote for none, who go not for
the gnueral welfare of the, country. . Trust
no man, whose-interest is not identified
with that of the planter.
I believe in the utility of a poll tax.
Because it costs the State as much to
protect the person and life of a man who
pays no tax, as it does that of one who
ic a tax payer. The vote of the former,
counts as much at the ballot box, as that
of the latter. Besides the State tax, there
is a heavy District trx to pay. Why
shotld not all our citizens bear a part of.
the expense, in supporting our State Gov
Witht regard to the Presidential elec
tion, it is alarming to see, the course of
some Southern tmen in this matter. Gen.
Harrison has come before the People of
Utuited States, refunsinig to publish- his -po
liticat views, and throwing himself into
the hands of a Comtmittee. These will
loe naekow n his op~inionis, but say that
he elotngs to thme school of Jeff'erson. If
.JetTerson was a Federalist, which Harri
son undoubtedly is, then [ am far behind
It appears to mle, thag Southern man
who supports H arrison, goes against light
and keiowledge. He is unfriendly to slave
ry, and his mnilitary skill is at least'dnubt
ful. He is also in favor of a National
Bank. -Fellow citizens, I warn you against
bank politicians. The greater part of thetp,
are wolves in sheep's clothing. They try
out for Harrison atnd Reform~i, but all for
which thecy care, ispa Batik. It is a smcall
mattter to them, who is President, if. they
can only have a liank. Of this, Ia'm'wel
satisfied. If we continue to send mnen
in faevor of our present banking system,
to the Legislature, *e the farmers anld
mechanies of the couhtry, will always ex
perience hard times. A V9TEa.
[(For the Aduvrtiser.
"FRESH OF TH E BANKS."
Great frand must be mark'd by disaster as
And Cottntry must suffer for sins of the State,
When wvise Legislators,their fortunes to make,
Had sought fromn the people their earning to
And rob them of land, in justice their due,
Kind Heaven sent a fresh, which we call "the
When Bankers and Brokers had shaved them
And still were designitng to sheave them yet
A freshet still greater, a warning he sent,
To warn themi of eil, and arotnso their content.
Such mercies. thmo' evils, deserve our thanks:.
Then let ius awake from the 'fresh of the banks.'
A Post Office, to lbe called Erin, has
been established at the seat of justice for
Beaufortflistrict, near Gillisonville, Henry
Goettee, Esq., has, been appointed Post