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For the Advertiser.
TlE EDGEFIELD MALE
The examination of the students of thiz
Institution took place on the 16th and
17th of the present month. The Trus'ees
were very much pleased with the perrorm
ances of the young men, generally, and
particularly with those of the higher clas
ses. To t his opinion they have the pleas
ire of adding the testimony of Mr. Leslie,
the very worthy and excellent principal
of the Greenwood Academy, who was
present, anti aided in the exatmination.
Whatever may have been the objec
tions to the manter in which our school
has been heretofore conlueted. and it se
possible there may have been cause of
complaint-the Trusteesearnestly recom
mend the Edaeield Acalemy, inder the
direction of Mr. W. C. Moragne, as an in
stitution eminently entitled to public con
fidence and patronage. The profiteietcy
of the pupils in iteir respective studies;
the good order maintained in the school;
and ihe decided amelioration ofthe tnorals
and general de portment of the young men,
alfrd ample proof, not only of M1. Mo
ragne's capacity to teach, hut of his untir
ing induqtry atid conscientious fidelity in
the discharge of his arduous and respon
The exhibition which succeeded the ex
atnination. was witnessed by t crow-led
house. antd judging from the plaudits be
stowed on the speakers, the audience were
ONE OF THE TRUSTEES.
For thc Advertiser.
TEXAS AND MlEXICO.
A letter. direct from a citizen and er
respondent of Texas, is now before me.
The Mexican troubles are becoming quite
serious. the expected war, between the
Federalists and Centralists, is tow being
provided for. The Federalists already,
have a decided maiority, in the northern
anti eastern states of Mexico. Thev had
sent their principal General to New Or
leans for recruits. and were secessfully
engnged in raising volunteers it' Texa.
About four hundred had been obnined a
Ione from Galveston and Houston. The
Texiau Government takes no part. yet the
Federalists are quite poptular in Texas'and
since the two successful engagements last
winter, by a patty of the Americans, in
concert with the Federalists aainst the
centralists, the Americans have become a
great terror to the ccntralists.
The probability of further diflficlites
between Texas attl Mexico. no longer ex
ists. Mexico is expected to perish amidst
her own ruins.while Texas daily advances
both in power and repttation.
At this time it may be justly said, 1that
Texas claims no smAll importance among
the civilized nationi, with a chmitate, soil
and location, pectilinrly adapted to the en
terprising charcter of ant American peo
plc- at pacc with rte world, save the rttth
lesssavage, tgainst uhom, a salutary gov
ernment, and the alility to Bl)pOt a sui
cient standing Army, which is now organ
ized in Texas, is the only security. She is
destined to prosperity. G.
For the Advertiser.
Mr. Editor-I iave peritsed with much grat
ification and pleasure. an article which appear
ed in your paper of the 16th inst., over the sig
nature of a "Farmer." The sound. patriot;c,
and dainteres'ed principles whi.h it contaims,
and the fearless, itdependeit. yet candid ntan
ner in whici they are advocated and snstained,
entitle it to a caretbl and attentive perntsul by
your readers-and reficet no limni:ed degree of
credit upon the anthor.
Comitng as it do-s from one or that class of
citizens on whom depend thte hontor, safety and
welfare of our domestic ianstitutions5, and at a pe
riod, when political controversies and party
dissentions. arc made ''the order of the age."
it cannot fauil to mteet thte approbation of thte
commnlttity' genet ally. The writer makes a
candid atnd forcible appeal to the honesty anud
integrity of thte candidates. now otnt for the en
suing session of the Legislatnre, antd intimates
that an opett, unequivocal expression of their
viewsnupon the leadintg topics ofthie day, would
not only prove acceptable to their supporters,
but assist them greatly itt their election.
In an allusion to the superior gnalifications
ofa former Representative from this District, a
"Farmer," remarks "that he regrets exec editng
ly not to find his name upon the present list of
Caindidates'' antd atfter payitng him undontt-d
ly a w~ell deserved comtpliment by classing him
among the mnostremuarkab'e. for profonund jndg
ment, strength of mind, and ntudonhted integ
rity; he adds '-that to sneh a candidate he will
plight the unanimnons influence atd support of
the intelligetnt and virtuous class of citizens inu
Shall it thten he said, that this class of citi
::ens is so far in thte minoriti,as to retnder it itt
capable of electing a Candidate? Or that a
Candidate possessed of the abiove qualificasions,
is not to be foutnd among the number now be
fore thte people? Most assuredly tnt. Such
Mr. Editor is not thc fact. The idea is too ab
utrd atnd incontsistett to be cherished for a tno
muent by any reflecting, honest mtan. There is
patriotisin, ecotgh-true, lively di'mterested
patriotismt enough, in Old Edgefield to elect six
able, efficient. and sound Representatives to
onr Legislature. Men who wvithout fear oh de
feat or oppositioni, wvill frankly an'd openly ex
press their cantdid opinions tupon all important
qnuesions, and who will proclaim. adhere to.
and sustain any measure of itmportance- or bett
efit to their cotnstitutents, and stanid or fall by its
popularity. Shall we thmen, while we hainvesttch
tmen amottg us, give ottr votes and inflttence to
thtose.ofwhose prticip~les atnd opinions we kenow
nothing; and thtus subject onraelves to the ne
cessity. and themselves to the embarrassment,
of condemiting their political course, and iae
onse them of advocating measure' ia direct op
position to the will and wishes of their constit
ttentts ? I answer emphatically, No ! I wvould
theni stiggest the propriety and expediency of
a meeting of the citizens of the District on the
first Monday in naext month, for the putrpose of
calling upon the Candidates for a full exposi
.---. o-ter .v:...-. ,,,,a the most nrominent
and i inportant questions now before the publi;
and that they make them known through the
presses in the District. In the last Advertiser,
! noticed a similar proposition, in y our editori
al, which however was confined to the Presi
dential election. In addition to this, I would
propose thie following questions:
Will you advocate a reduction of the Fee
Bill passed at the last session of the Legislature?
Are you in favor of a law, that will compel
tl:e banks to pay specie on their notes.
Tlhese together with any others,which a pu.
lic nceting, may consider requisite, will meet
the full approbation of an
Hamburg, July 26th, 1840.
For lhe Advertiser.
In looking over your paper of the 2d inst. I
noticed your generous proposition to paublish in
your paper, communications from your Whig
patrons. which I think perfectly correct, and
nothing more than fair, for which I tender per
sonital respect. and inuch good feeling; in other
words. it but speaks out the sentiments of an
honest heart,independence of iniad, and princi
piles unfettered by either political party, such as
an honest. independent man, in a Republican
gov-rnent, should possess.
Believing that the cause has sufficient truth,
,-nrit, and republicanism, for its foundation, on
which to build. I sincerely hope that no Whig
writer will insult your columns with intempcr.
ate or indecorous language.
You call for proof of Mr. Van Buren's hav
ing used his inflience against Mr, Madison's
administration and against the last war with
I refer you to the Atbany Evening Journal
for yonr caref'ul perusal, during the mnnth of
March, where you inay find the desired infor
tion, and pe ihaps many more truths. Should
you wish any thing more anthentic. you may
consit the Senate and Assembly Journal, of
the New York Legislature. Volume :16 page
24, at your leisne. Van Buren's votc may
there be found an everlasting proof You say
that I charge Mr. Van Buren of being an Aho
litiunist. Sir, I have not said that Mr. Van Bu
ten is an Aholitinnist. but I believed him to be
so, nid I still believe him to be as much of an
Abolitionist (at heart) as cat be found among
the leading men of the North. Mv belief is
timded on tihe proof; that he has always been
an Abolitionist! For proof. I refer you to Mr.
Van Bmurcn's instruetions to Mr. King. contrary
to receiving Missouri into the Union as a slave
holding state. Again, in 182.. Mr. Van Buren
was a member in the United States Senate and
voted to restrict the intioduction of slaves into
Florida, a TerritoV in the extreme South. A
gain, at a more recent date, when called upon
for his opinion relative to slavery, in the Dis
trict of Columbia, he said "that he had not stuf
ficient light lefore him, to say, that Congress
had not the right to abolish slavery in the Dis
trict of Colunmbia." Again, as the 1lon. E. J.
Black. n hose circulars are finding their way to
every part of the State. is a leading man ins
your tanks, and an organ ofthe Administration
party, I presoine you can have no scruples in
taking his denlarations as proot. I will therefore
rive an cx:ruct fromi his letter as late as the
25th August, 183?. "31r. Van Buren is a re
corded adv ocate of free negro suffrage; admiits
the right of Congress to abolish slavery in th
District of Colmnuhia, and leaves us to safe
guards for our donicstic instiittinits, hbut his
promised veto." Is all this "preposterons?"
You prestie the secret of all my reasons for
not supporting Mr. Van Btren, to he his op.
potsitiotn to the United St ttes Banik. You boast
that it was the farm atnd tufumtterinig oppositiont
which Van Bnuren took in 1837, to a National
Bank, that won hitm the confidence and stil
port ol South Camolina. In sublstance, yoti
tell the people of South Cat olina. that they are
tinder obligamiions to Mr. V. B~urent, and should
give him their suffrage because he has oppos,:d
the Natiotnal Batik and destroyed the entrrentcy
of the counltry. I ask yott to be patient, while
I scan this stnbject. Naiw let us see, if Vami
Buren's nobtile deeds place tts uder any obliga
tiu'ns to him. I thaink the case a plaina onte.
We did have a Naitiottal Bank; it furnished ne~
the best cnrretncy and safest exchtange, that any
nation was ever blest with. Untder it, cxchan
gee wvere made all over the contn:ry,for less than
onae per cent. anid with safcty
Puliic tdoctuments showv that the domes.
tic exchiantge of this country in 1832 amnd
133, was six hunodretd millioans of dollars per
year-at one per cent, the exchange ntudter the
Inited States flank, cost the trading comnt
nit y bitt six mnilliors of dollars. Now, since the
Bank was pt't down,. exchanges have changed
from five to twenty per ccent. I ptresnmte you
will not find fiank if I muake thte average at seven
per centt, for I frequently hear our merchants
crying otnt that their exchanige is worse than ini
trest. Now for thte proof : six hundred mtil
liotns of doallars at seven per cenut, does cotst fur
ty two milliotns of dtollars for exchange. De
duct the six imilliotns whlich it cost withthte batnk,
foim forty-two maillions wvhich it costs wvithiout
thmi bantk, and it shows a loss of thirty-six imil
lionts per year. For Mr. Van Bturetts four
years. it shows a loss of one hundred and forty
four unillions, if figures tell a true tale. Whto
has lost this money ? Is it ilte mnerchants ?
They piut the exchange into the cost of the ar
ticle as capital inavested itn trade, then fix thteir
profit per cetnt. Wec, whlo buy and consume
the goods, pay tlte exchnuge with interest. Is
not Sonth Carolina a large consumter ? Doe-s
not this tax falt upon her citizens with as tmuch
weight, as upon any State in the Uniont?
D~oes riot every onte, who buys a lint. or a
coat, or a pair of boots partake of thte loss?
Is this not tmore than anty tariff that we ever
hid? Will every man who buys a twenty dollar
Coat. remnetmber that be is paying one dollar
and forty cenuts for the beanties of Mr. Van
uren's Cmutrenicy. Agniin, you say, "This con
flence generotusly yieltded to a former adver
sary. htas not been mispltaced. Van Buren to
whom it has been rendered, htas cast thme
wholoe weight of hisi admninistration in favor of
tle Sotuth." I will thank yout to putt your
finger ttpott one single act, or vote in Mr. Van
Bren's whole ptil~lic life. that merits the
n..a. m,,ch lcs.s1 ten cade,, and .un;..g, or
Southern people. We have proven him an
abolitionist until 1837, even by your own lead
era until 1838. Who thanks him for his promise
to veto any bill relative to slavery, at that late
day, when public opinion of itself, was putting
down the Incendiaries of Abolition, and the
young men of the North. were breaking tip
their meetings, and tearing down the buildings
over their head,? It was easy forhim to make
a promise. in which there was notigg to lose,
and the whole South to win!
Can we thaik a man for the simple off'er of
a distant fivor that lie knows he will never he
called upon to give? Is it nt a servile act. itn
him, to sacrifice his former principles for
Sonthern suffrage? It lonks like unpriticipled
amhition! Watch that man! I say,watch him'
Lastly, you wind up, by saying, that what I
said of Air. Calhotn nnd Pickens, is true, that
they were opposed to Mr. Van Buren, in 1836,
but have changed! Yon refer me to a para
graph in the Charleston Afercury for the rea
What! Calhoun changed! The great Star
and Light of the South, chnnged! Mark that,
gentle reader! For most of the party leaders
deny that he las changed.' Now, if you will
necept of my proof, I will tender my thanks for
your kind indulgence. aid take my leave.
E PLURIBUS UNUA.
July 4th. 1840.
EMIEF IELI) C. 11
'THUtSDAY, JULY 30, 1840.
To Correspondcnts.-Va must again rrquest
Corresponde nts. to hind in their comnunica
tions u.4 early as possible. Herenfter. % e vil
insert no cominuinication which is offered, alter
1-2 o'clock ott Monday. Oar paper is 1tut to
press oii Wednesday, and it is absolutely neces
sarv, that articles intended for immeediate pib
lication, honld be hzaided to its early ont Mon
day, or before.
Out correspondent "E Phtribus Unum.'
very good naturedly permitted us, to expitunge
frotn his communication, which we publish
to-day, certain objectionable passages. This
we claim is our right, but we tender him our
thanks for his readiness in acknowledging it.
We have received a copy of the "address of
the Ion.W. T. Colquitt, to the people of Geor
gin, and especially to the State Rights party."
Persons desirousofreading this able address,can
do so, by culling at onr oflice.
Rain.-For several days. during the past
week. heavyshower<; of rain. fell in this District.
The ground became in conseqtenice thorough.
ly wet. The crops of cori in the lowlands
have suffi-red from the ruin. but ott the uplands,
they present a very promising appearance.
In our next,we will publish a brief account of
Mr. Van Biren, which we have copied from
the Southern Crisis. It contains a view of
his votes and principles front the close of the
last war. to his election as President of the U.
States. We thlink,that it will tbe a sairiru-tory
answer to the principal charges gmade against
hitn. by his Whig oln)t1 s.
The Buck-ye Bl. fkmauilh -Our readers will
see from ati extract whtich we make to-duy, an
account ol one Bear a Buck-eye lacksmiith,
whnn the Whigs are leadin-g alini like a danc
ing bear, in the sta eets of some Nnorthern and
Sotuthern cities, for the very praise-worthy pur
pose of -cutting cn pers' for the uobt. This fellow,
it see ms, sinigs coreic songs, and writes po(litic~al
romaances, sotme calI themti lies about Mr. V.mt
Butreu. for thie speciali edification of his Whtig
miuitory. Althumgh lhe has beent provenu a
comimotn swindler, hanttghity aristocrats, such as
Wmn. C. Rtives, ad others, do not scruitple to
--sit c-heek by jowl-' with him, as a frietnd and
eqai. This the-y do ini order to aecottplisha
their own selfish purposes, and tnot because
they care a fg for the people! We cannot bee
lieve tha:t the real people can he imuposed ttpon,
by so comremptible a trick as this, which the
Federralists are aitemtpting to play off uploni themt.
Tip, Tykr, and thec Tariff.-This is the watch
word of thec mode'rn Whig party. Let it not
he forgotten. that in thiegrand processioni of ci
der barrels, vintega r crutets, jugs, canteents, cupils,
pails, tumblers. pitchters, driniking uitensils of
all sorts, mock log cabins,childrent's ho'uses Ab
ol it ionists, I'scundo-pilantthroptste Tai iflites,
Daunk-uassnist, Northern Federalists, itisg:uded
Snuthetiurn Whiga,and all kinds of meni *cattle andl
things, winch sonme mtontha since, paraded the
stree't,-of bahtiitore,the wordsTtu.TnI~en. &xn
-rtr. T.4IiFF, were conuspiCuondly emblaZoned
Ott onte of the flaigs whticht was borne alonig.
This is the battle cry of the areat mnajority of the
Whtig party. T'his is the cry which mtany of
their leaders cemploy, to inicite their camp fi
lowers tot war uplont the party of the pteople. By
tese words they huope to congnuer antd to seize
the spoils which they so muttch covet WVe trtust
that the nautrels of victory wvill never grace the
brow of their great Military Chieftain, uad that
the glory of a Triumph will never be his.
The Inadependent Treasury BijU.-Thtis great
measure was passed, as outr reuders kntow, bit
a short titme since, by the House of lepresenta
tives, after having previously passed the Sen
ate. It is now ite law of the land. All the
mnembers from South Carolina except two, vo
ted for it.
For weeks and othls during~ the late ses
sion, the Whtigs threw every obstacle in the
way of the passage otftis hill. For years, they
brought to bear against it, the aid of the most
powverfutl tarnt, i'li Iie chy could comnmtttd.
antd a tmightty combinationi of interests all united
foir oitc piurpose, such as was rarely ev-er known
in any coutrtiy. All that mtoney, lalenit, anud in
fluience cottul do, to aecomiplishi their eitd.,thecy
emiployed fielyi,and utnceasingly. For a lentgth
oftimie they .-uteceeded, attd rejoiced in their
sneces ls. When ini the nienmorabtle sessiatt of
1837, the President first proposed the Sub-trea
stiry lill. atnd its enemies numerous and piower
fttl, rose tup ini violetnt opposition to it, we well
rettenmer what gloomty doubts atnd fears filled
the amd of tnearly all its friends. When it
was rejected by Congress, despair filled the
minds of many. But the President was firm.
Session after session, and year after year, lie
still recommended its adoption to Congress.
though defeat seemed ever certain and inevita
ble. Doubts and difficulties surrounded our
Chief Miagistrate. Dangers numerous thrent
ened to overwhelm him. blut with a steadiness
of pnriose r'rely egualled, and never surpnss
ed-with a firm reliance on the integrity and
good sense of the people. he yet pressed this
great mensure. with a zeal thiatever tired, and
with a courage that never quailed. As the head
of the great Demociatic party, lie still inspired
new hopes in his supporters, broken and dis
pirited as they were by defeat. Often dis
comfited. the Democratic party, yet rallied to
the charge, and never did they lay dlown their
arms. until Victory perched upon theirstandard.
Thns far. they have carried the day. They now
rejoice in beholding the glorious triumph of
this, the crowning measure of the Administra
In looking over the Fccounts of the late cele
brntion of the 4th of July in different quarters
of the State, we perceive that public sentiment
is very generally in favor of the present Ad
ministration. The enuse of Harrison is des
perate in South Carolina.
Col. D'Oyley, of Greenville is announed as
a candidate to represent the Congressional Dis
trict, now re presented by Gen. Thompson.
The Greenville Moitaineer, formerly con
ducted by 0 11. Wells, is now under the edi
toriil condnet of Col G. F. Townes. It is
edited with great ability.
Teras.-A gentlerman in the vicinity of Ans
tin, Texas. writing under (late of Jine j, 1840,
save, "Our town, nmd in fict the whole coun
try, is very dull. from the continued deprecia
ted state ofour currency. It is getting worse
and worse, and is now comparatively wurth
nothing. We have only to pay the small a
mount of from twelve to fourteen hundred dol.
las per annum for board. transient persons ten
dollars per day, for rean and horse. Money is
worth 1 et. per day and plenty of borrowers."
Arrival of lite Britannia.-The new steam
ship the Britannia left Liverpool on the even
ing of the 4th ofJuly, and was oniy 12 days in
reaching H alifax. She arrived at Boston. on
the fourteenth day after her departure from
Liverpool. The most inil)ortaiit news she biigs
is abont China. The I.oidon Sun, f July the
3d says, The overland mail froi Indin, has or.
rived, bringinr Canton papers of thie IFith of
April, and Bombay papers of the 23d of May.
iilnsive. From Camnon, the news is miiore in
teresiing than important. The Chinese were
making vigoroits pircparations for hostilities
with F.ngland. They were linsily coistrncting
numerons fire rafts for burning British shipping.
The Americain Merchan-s fInding that Canton
was getting too lint for them, had left the pro.
vincial city, w hich put a comnplete stop to all
We understand (lint in some sections of this
District, the- impression lus obtaiiied. that notli
ing was dow at the lait session of the Legisla
ture, to compel the siipended banks to resume
specie pavments. With tiose whoattended to
lite proceedings of the Legislature. as publish.
ed in the uew:-papers. and who have consited
the Journals ot' the liouse of Re-presentatives,
published with the Acts, there cani scarcely ex
ist any misconception, (in this sii;ect. A very
strong lill wvas reported and passed in the II.
of Representatives, providing a remedy for the
suspenision of specie payiiimit by any of the
banks ini this State. T1his hill provided that a
suspenision of specie paytmenits should ipso fac
to operate as forfeiture of the chiarter of the
snepeniiniig bnutk. andI that the hank dtiring the
suspension shuould pay iinto the Treasury, 7 per
cent per anniium, tuon the amount of its ciren
lation during the period of~ suispensioni-thait
the niotes of the suspended banik shonld imot he
received from hiencetorth in payment of taxes,
and thaut evecry bank in the State stiiitd make
full aiid complete monuhbly returns, tinder oath,.
to dhe Comptroller Genernl, to lie by him pub
lished ; anid that in case the suspended banks did
not accept, by a day fixed ini thec bill, these pro
visionis us modifications of their charters, that
the Attorney General and Solicitor, should in
stiuti piroceediings against themi to try the ques
tion, wvhethier they have not forfeited their
'fthis bill passed the Ihouse by a large majori
ty, bitt waus list by a small ..ote in the Senate
Eveiny imemtber of the delegatioti from this Dis
trict, voted for this bill.
Untrersily of Virginia.-At the late
public exerciwes of this institution, thme fol
lowing young South Caroliniana wvere
anniionced as ha trg idistingiiished them
selves. Ancient Languages.-Juimes M.
Rutlanid, Germana Class.-Jous. A. Shank
'liin. Mathmratics.-Jos. A. Shankln.
Moral Philosophy.-J esse W . Nonrris, J as.
M N. Rtland, John WV. Stokes. Law.
Thtos. 13. Bird. D)earees were conferred
on the folonwing Sotith Carolinians. as
Graduates ini the several schools specified.
French Language and Literat ure. Natural
Philosophy and Chemizstry.-Josenphi A.
Shanklin. ,loral Philosophy.-Juas. L.
Orr. Certificatesor~ Proficiency were con
ferred as fol lows:-Medical Jurisprudence.
-Janie b. Orr. Political Economy.
James L, Orr, James WV. Rtland, Johno
M . Suokces.-Cuha-eston Courier.
Comuna, July 22dl 1840.
Fatal Occurrenc.-A Jury of incst
was impannelled ai tihe Columbia Arsen
al on Friday laat to ingtnre into the cause
of the deat h of Janmes Ardis, or. Ih~nrdis, a
man attached thereto. in an affray in
the lower part (if the town on the night of
the 28th June. he was short by a man of
the namre oif Win. McPherson. His skul
was fraictuired by a pistol hall-the ball
was remov~ed, and the fractured portions
if the %kiill; and~ ihie symtptomns were sueh
as to give hones of his recovery. until to
day. when iniflanmation of the braiin eames
n, and terminated rapidly in apoplexy.
The verdict of the Jury was that lie was
"felonioustv killed." by the said Win. Mc
Pherson. McPherson is in jail to await
From tA Charleston 1\Mercury.
St.EEPY HOLLOW, July 7, 1840.
Messrs, Editors:-Allow me to request
yourselves and brother editors tb publish
the fPllowing itformationl as to Petitions,
Memorials. Acconnts, &e. intended to be
forwardedt) to the Legislature:
1. Alter the second week or the ses
sion. no Petition or MAnorial of a private
nature ran lie received.
2. Whenever a new Surveyor General
is elected, all Deputy Surveyors naist have
their appointment renewed. and must
give, bond, It% in the first in-tnnee; other
wise their proceedings will not be acknow
ledged as legal or valid.
3. All Accounts against the State (in ad
dition to being certified by the Clerk,
Magistrate, or other proper officer,) must
be sworn to, as follows:
"1District----,Persnally appeared the
party's name] itho, after being duly
sworn before me, [the Magistrate's name]
upon the Holy Evangt 'ist of Amighty God
(or affirmed as the case inny by) sayeih,
that le-above [or within] account of
dollars and--cents is truly and justly
due him from the State of Somh Caroli
tna, and that he has never received any
part thereof. either by discoutit or other
wise, directly or indirectly. Witness my
hand A. B.
"Sworn to before me, this-day of
4. In December, 1836. the Legislatnre
adopted the following Resolution. to which
thev will strictly adhere:
"Resolved. That the Legislature will
not. in furnre, grn tt any new charter or
act of incorporation, or any extension of
a charter or net of incorporation previous
fy granted, unless the upplieaut or appli
catits lor the same shall have first given
three moutis publir notice (in one or more
newJahpers if this State. in such districts
or parishes where newspapers are publish
ed, and where no newspapers are publish
ed, at one or more public place,) of hi. or
their intention to make such application.
and shall submit with the same stch sat
isfactory evidence 1hat the same has been
5. In all cases there should be two peti
ion-, one for the House and the other for
t he Senate.
6. The Legislature will not grant any
new Road. unless the Board of Conimis
siorers certify the propriety and utility
thereof; and also, that three mtonths pre
vionts notice has been given to the oplo
sini party. A. A. 1825. p. 30.
7. No Charter will he gramned for any
Briulde, Fery. or Turnpike Road. unless
the Petition for the same contains a full
statement (if all the facts, and also be pub
lished in a newspaper for three months
A. A. 1827 p. 14. Sec. 48.
7. Certifietes for Pension Money, must
state that the peron is still living. and in
what District. and lie signed by one mem
her ofthe Legislature, and two Magistrates.
2. Faust 313.
Petisioners of the Revoltionary War.
who, front their advanced age are unnble
to work ani have no means to maintain
theisaelves, are entitled in an increase of
860 upon producing under the hands atd
Seals of three Makgtrates, and one mem
lier or the Legislature of the District, n
Certifieate tiat such pensioner is of good
charncter, and in t heir opinion entitled to
the increase A. A. 181y p. 30.
As to Pensions gencrallv,2 Fattst, 311.
A. A. 1615 p. 59 Resolti'on, 1833. 4 11
A A. 131. p. A. A. 185. p. 44. A. A.
10. Resolved, (at December Session,
1839, see Resotntions, p. .55.) That the
Sherilfs for the State are hereby notified
that the Legislature will entertain no peti
ion for reliel, in cnses where the Sheriff
shall onit to return (Tax Execmitiins to the
Treasurer within the ttme provided by
Law.) whieb by A A. 1839, p. 56 and p.
5 is six mtotnths from the timte said excen-~
tions are lodgedi, andt thtat the said law will
he rigidly enforced.
11. On the 1st March. 1841. the' term of
all~tnsticesor~ the Penen nw of the Qtin
rm, now itn offic, will expire : atnd at the
next Sessiont (18-40) ntew Magistrates will
lie nppointed necorinit to the Provisions
of the A. A. 1839. All personisthterefo)re,
who (n hethier in oflice now osr no1t) wish to
act as Magistraies sifter 1st March. 1841,
tmust senda mi their names at the next Ses
sioin, (1840) See A . A. 1839. p37.
Those who feel an irnterest in the above
mnat trrs will do well to be awake anid take
care of themnselves. With great respeet,
I renmain your atitntive reader, and occn
From the Southern Chronicde.
llAanISON Aixri xG iN ABBEvILLE
Accosrdinig to previons nrrangenment, a
meetinig of ilms citizenis osf Abbeville, friend
hy to the election of Win. I1. Harrison.
to the Presidency of tlhe United States, was
held at Ahheville, on the 11th of July,
Col. Larkin Griflo, was elected Chair
mans,anti WVm. S. IDurchi, was appoinitedl
On miotioni ofDr. Paul Conner, it was
Resolred, That wve run a H arrisons ticket
for Representatives to our State Legisla
On motion of Maj. Thtos Wilkes, it was
Resol red. That a commiltee, of five or
more, lie appointed, for each of the four
unttalions, and an additional cotmmoittee,
of five, be appiointed Ibir thte Coutrt ltiuse,
whose dtyshtall lie, to nomninalie candidares
fori the State Legislature.; each committee
now appoiinted hiavitig the privile~ge of fil
ling vacuincies oir inicreasing their nutmber.
Resolved, That the members comnpositg
this mneetinsr, are fully convinced that the
present A dtministrations is corru pt, and tha t
its measures, il carried out, will result in
ruin to our "comrmotn coutntry;" that,
therefore, "we pledge our sacred honor"
to use every honorable ellort to effect its
Oni miotion ofDr. Fratnklin Branch,
Resolred, rlTat we do highly approve
the manly iad inidependenot course pursued
by thto liona~. Wim. C. Preston. Scitatot
fromt South Carolina, andl the iotn. Wad
fly Thmnpaon, Representa tive from our
ajoininig distriets, in the Conigress oif the
United States. especially uipotn the curren
cy ofouar government and the Presidential
Ont mtotion of Dr. WV C. Nor wood,
Rc.n/mled That n committee h~e anpoin
ted to qddressletters of invitation to the
on. Wm. C. Preston, Hon. Waddy
Thonipson, James L. Pettigrew, Esq.,
Hugh S. Legare. Esq.. Maj. W. W. Starke
Dr F. M. Robhertson. and ex-Gov. P. AI.
Butler, to address the eeneral meeting of
the Ha-rison party. on Sale-day the third
day of August. or at such subeequent peri.
od as shall suit their convenience.
On mtrion of W. C. Norwood,.
Resolved. That the proceedings of this
meetings he pnblialbed in the National
Intelligeneer. the Southern Chronicle, the
Charleston Courier, the Reformer and
the Anansta Chronicleand Sentinel.
On motionthe mveeting was adjourned.
LARKIN GRIFFIN, Chairman.
Wm. S. Burch. Secretary.
From the Charleston Mercury.
WOODSTOCK, Cambahee, July 20,
Mr. Editor: Permit me to communi.
cate to you an account or a dreadful ihun.
tier storm, which pased over this section
ofcountry,(Combahee) on Friday eve
ning, the 17th inst., in which there was
an awful destruction of human life. Just
previous to its burzting upon them, twemuy
of the negroes, belonging to the Hon.
Henry Middleton. being crowded into a
house, whither they had repaired as a
place oi'refuge. were struck down by a
vivid flash of lightning, and- the rollowang
is the result of the stroke. Four of them
escaped entirely-two were severely shock.
ed-five were stunned, and horrible to re
late, nine were killed unon the spot. The
eleetric fluid entered the house at the door
carrying away part of the side of the house
and gable end, and after doing some other
damnae, seemed to separate ito diffirent
fragnments, as ean alternate individual
was killed or wounded, it then left the
honse at the back-door. and in its passage
killed two of the people five paces from
the house, into which they were hastening.
The nine who were killed r.ever moved
nor manifested any 'ians ofanimation, but
presented a ltap )f mangled corpses.
The five who were stunned, recovered
their senses only after the expiration ofan
hour. and two who were only severely
shocked did not lose their recollection.
The visible and external marks were dif
ferent according to the intensity of the
ztroke upon each. Those who were stun
ned were and are very much swollen and
puffed up, especially in the extremities;
but how shall I describe the appearance
orthose w howere killed. nine inanimate
heines. who bt a few thor hours before
stood up in all the vigor or lire, now lay ri
ven and blasted by the dreadful thunder
bolt. Their features and bodiea bloated
and swollen to the full ex:ent of the skit,
were so disfigured as nearly to obliterate
the indentity or the individual, the blood
uncagulated poured from their noses and
ears, and the muscles, as is usual, so en
tirely relaxed as to permit the body to be
fixed in any direction. In two. only of
these was there any abrasion of the skin,
and that slight, extending merely to the
I have been induced to give you this
short accont. under the impression that
such nu awful visitation should not be un
recorded, Resrertfully, Jam,
Your ot'edient servant.
L. 51. DESAUSSURE.
Fromthe Charleston Courier.
Messrs. Editors-An article appeared
in your paper on Monday, 13th entitled
--Political Capital Lost." and signed An
Observer. which, if it mieans any thing,
attempts to assert that the Chronicle, re
ccni!y established as the Harrison paper
in Columbia, is opposed to Colonel H am
Now we say that this farce will not an
swer. The Chronicle, with all its Harri
son 'lique, is beyond question for Ham
montd, anid opposed to Richardson and all
his supporters, and they ninttt not lie al
lowed to forage on the den'ocratic party
for "political capital," which I will not say
thecy have lost, for t hey have tnot got it yet.
The Chronicle may seek to give a delusive
colhoringr to its ediorials if it pleases, for
party ptarposesehnti the very editorial
which "An Observer":rnrblese as opposed
to Hammond. attacks Col. Richardsotn n
fairly and bitterly.
To settle this question at once, we will
offer a fewv queries, to which we beg ex
I. Has tnot a meeting been held bty the
Harrisonites near Coluinbin, in the rork,
and have they not determined to vole for
no man to lthe Legislature wh'lo oles against
2. Are tnot all the gentlemen who are
understood as being conicerned in est abliqh
ing the "Chronicle," understood to he the
staiunchi friends oif Gen. H arrison, and also
of Col. Hamznmond?
.3. Is not every Harrisotn candidate in
Richland District, for the Legislature,
known to he a Hammond man?
We have more queries in store if,;quis
ite, biut utirl these are answered, wve will
reserve them. If these things are true,
they doemonstrate the utter absurdity of
chargiug on Richardson as a fact, that lhe
derives suipport or eveni good wvishos from
his political enemies. the H arrison Whigs.
The Crops.-The Sea Islnnd year must
be a very short one. The incessant rains
have stn'nted and diseased :hie plants, giv
ing them red sihing and yellow leaves;
and among the lslande as far as we have
seen they have niot grown to one half or
one thirdi the size nsual at the seaaon.
Then rains in the low country hove been
more abutndan: along the ctoast, than a
little inland whlere sonme crops look well
btut the long staptle region generally has
sniflered so much that there is no hope of
recovery. and the Sea Island crop must he
a short one. Every planter whosd opion
ion we have asked, is of this opinion.
More Indian murders.-Weo are infor
tred by Capt. Dent, of the steam boat
Charles Dowvine, arrived here yesterday,
says the Savannnh R epublicnn of the 20th
int., t hntrjust before leaving Black Creek,
he leartnt thet a party of Dragoons out on
a scout, were fired dipon by Indians near
Pilatka, and that two of the Dragoons
In New York, there are 135 miles of'
paved1 streets, and 25.500 houses. It costs
$70,000 per anntum to sweep the streets,
,nd yet they are always dirty.