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Fl8iscellaleol t s.
From the Charleston Courier, Angust 20.
Dreadful news from Florida-Indian Key
destroyed. and the inhabitants butchered
by the Indians!!
Again it beeames our mela.choly duty
to record tie cold blooded butchery of tei,
womei and chilbiren, by the sangninary
Seminoles. Aga;in ha1s the tre;tcherouts
savages bathed their tomatalawks and scalp
in; knives hilt deep in human blood, burn
ing thouses and destroying property. antt
lbeen allowed deliberately to retire in se
curity to their fastnessses. to prepare for
another attack on the defelecss inlthabii
ants of Florida, whenever a fivorable
opportunity stall ofletr. 'hese scenes may.
and probably will be reiterated time and
again, uiless some more energetic mets
ureis are adopted to drive thetn frott the
Territory, or the inhabitants flee firom their
homes iand country, leaving the Indians
int undisputed possessionl.
The intelligetce of' this most disastrous
occurrence was brought to this port, by
Capt Kenyon, of the schr. Victoria. ar
rived at Quarantine yeterday, froti Key
West. lie states that a wreeking vessel
arrived at Key West, from Indiant Key;
7th inst, with a few of the survivors, who
stated that a number of' ltudiana in their
canoes. attacked I ttdinn Key, fni the night
of the 5th inst. and after ittirdering part
of the inhabitatts. anal filling their canoes
wills plunder, burnt the whole settlement,
Cons'sttilg of about 30 houses, dwellings
and stores. The li adians reainled til
nloont onl tite following day, when they lelt
for the mtaiti. The survivors were cott
cealed during this tine uider a wharf,
and left immediately after tle Iudians de
parted flor Key West. Our informait.not
having conversed with any of the survi
vors, is unable to give us a more detailed
accoutnt. It was sttel at Key West, that
some Iwo or three of' the inhabitants of'
Inat Kev had tiade their esvape in inc
of the Indian canoes, anld ;:rrived at Tea
Table Key, itt the iitmnediate vicinity.
The following letter from our nuentive
correspondent at Key West, gives some
additional particulars of this horrible mas
KiE WEST, AtitutmSt. 180.
Dear Sirs--We were alarmed ont the
rnorning of the 8th instant, by the arrival
here of a great part of tihe inhtabitants if'
Key Vacas. They had left their hones
ill co:seqence of the arrival of a small
boat, with some negroes from Indian Key,
on tihe morning of tle 7th, w!o reported
that a nnmter of [ndi:m.s had landed ott
Indian Key. initediately a fter the moon
had gone down; thev think frotit 100 to
150 itt nminier, that morning. a nd had
murdered all its inhabitants, and burnt
their- houses. A party rom this. imme
diately went on board of' the wrecking
sloop Vevilia, and started. They had not
proceeded many miles, wheti they en
countered the wreekitng schooner General
Washington, firect from idian Key,
whose captain inforned thtei, that it was
tiunecesstry for themi to procced any fitlr
thir, as all the humtses. etept ll one, ownted
and occlpied by Mtr. Charles lowe, In
spector oh Cus* tomts, were destoyed-atd
th:at the Iadians had left the islatd about
10 o'clock, A. 31.. oftlhe 7th, taking away
all th.ttt tev wanted, itt thIo boats belongi
in. to the Key. It appears, sosoon as the
Ilarm was givent by the vells of' the H
dians, Mr. Lloutaeman and wife, and MAr.
Howe, wif'e, and live children. were site
cess'ful itt making their escape, and went
to Tea-Table Key, whicb is aboit otte
mile and hallf. Dr. Perrine, wif'e :tttd
three chi!dren, remined it Iteir hoise for
a short time, whteit tle Doctor wettt to t ie
Cupalo and spoke to te ltindhus ina n.jtm
ishi-hnt it is t heit suipposed they thent -hor
htiim for hec was inot atgottt sett. lki la
dy, with hert two dttzghters andl sont, re
treaitetd ton the Tlur'tl' Craw'l, niear the htouse,
wvatcheda their oppora'tuity, ando' while the"
I ndiatts were , tplndtrintg, start id in at btat
for an oldl hulk. lyinig ahoitt two httndlred
y'ards fromt te Key, where they rettatitedl
until day light, wheni they were tatken
away bty at htoat ft'att T1ea.-Tlable Key.
Mr'. Johnt Mlotte, tmster of ite wreckinmg
sloop [Key West, witht his wife, two chtil
d rett, anda tmother, retired, f'or te pturpotse
of securing thetm in the prtivy; but poorin utt
formtunate peotple', they w~erc soon adratgged
otut, and Mt. Motte amnd wife were sht
the mto her e'scap~ing to tile wti'ier, by whlicht
she was saived-theay then da~shet.d out the
brains of' Iwo itnfantts agaiinst te tocks, and
left thtemt witht thte corpses of thte parentis
As te tontse of D~r. Perrinte was biurnt, his
hodly must havie been contstmed in it. A
lath, about h1 years, brther of Mrs. E:.
Sithil, lhid htitmself itt the cistern of' Mr.
IiosemnI's htutse--with at carpetr
natned Blocks- thltahtter was savedl, but
mutch bturntt: the 1:ad perishied itt thet flametis.
time of the attack, hturt, was .\r. Otis, a
carpienter-hle wats wounded'i by a rifle ball.
whicht htas beett extracted. atnd Ihe is ido
itng well. A t Tea~ Tablde Key, the-e wverea
abontt 12 intvahtds. itn charge if' a Doctor
of thte 17. S. A. 'IThe rest of te d'telmch
met'nt of: Ma rineis, mar.tder conttan tttifai Lei ut,
8loantt htad lef't about 48 houri is baefinie, in
the United States schinotner Wave, for
Cape Romtano, to joitn thle exped'(itioni of'
boats in the evergladies, utnder cormmtand
of' Lieiut. Comi'g. M'Laatghlint. Nevermhme
less, the Doem;r, so soon ats heo heard of'
thte antack. wvith five of htis invatlids, tad
Mi. liouisematn; pushted tow'ar'ds thte scenet
of action, wIth a barge. itn which was
tmounted a gunt, whicht they dischalirged.
or. ap~prolaching~ the place-it recoiled antd
wvent over board. lThe itndianas left their
pluntder, and walked its Ijor as they cotnhd
in thte wvater toward the boats, dlistribtutintg
d~ed one of the Doctor's mten, anid jobli
ged htim to htanl ofl' Tihec followintg perons
were ott thte Key at hle attack-Mr. house
man and wif'e, Charles Hlowe, wifec anda
jive children' Dr. Perrine, wif'e andl tht'ee
chrildren, Mrs. Elliot Smnitht, chtild, broth-.
er anal mother, Johni Mote, n ife antd thtree
chtildrenm, MeIssrs. Otis, Blocks antd Glaiss,
earpeters, Mr. Goohtue, clerk of M'.
Hlousemnan. eight men, crewy of wreckintg
sloop Key II'st, and some 10 or 12 ne
groes, thec latter atll saved. Out oif thtis
numtber Mrt. Motte, wife anid two chtildreni,
arc distroyed, and Mr. Perrine and the
brother' of' Mr. Smith, n ith all of the
btot8es: excejlt onte of H[owe's. A boat 10
charge of Charles Stuart, was iminediate
ly sent fron this place with the news to
Cape Rtomano, with the hopes that some
of the Indians might be intercepted on
their return. Charles Stewart and one
other tnan had been a hunting. and were
in the act oflandingon Indian Key, when
they were warned by the yells of the sav
ages in time to make their escape.
Mr. hlowe's family, and the rest of the
uifortitmate sull'eres, are on board of the
wrecking schooner Sylph. at Inldiai Key,
itwaitintg cloities, pro% isions &c. from this,
all of which have been sent then by the
sloop Verilla, Capt. Wood. This is rat her
an imperfect account, but all of the facts
arc strictly stated.
Front the NetC Orleans Natire American.
Fun-rnilj ARRFST OF CoUNTE E:wzT
ERS.-We have atother instance to re
cord of activitv and ellicienily of our Po
lice olicers. Early in the weck it became
known to the worthy sherilf of the Crim
inal Cotrt, by means of a elue furnished
by tile Iligh Constable of the 3lunicipali
ty, that the four prisoners who it will be
recollected reccutly broke jail, where they
had been confined otn a charge of counter
fuiting, were still in the city. The clue
was followed tip with care, at last the iden
tical house to which they resorted was de
scribed. This botse is situated in Carrol
totn Hotel. It was occupied by Dr. Angel,
the individual who was sotmetine since
acquitted of the charge of murdering a
colored boy. It is a small house of'only
One soryv, with a gallery in front tnd on
one side; and contains butl two sleeping
rooms and a cabitnet. It is sit uated at the
distance ofahout 10 fiet fron the street, and
the lot is fenced on tile front side vitih a
low opei pialing. The Sheriff applied to
tite Mayor for the assistance of some of
his oflicers, which was granted; and ac
cordingly the Sheriff and his deputy, tc
companiied Mr. Crnammeyer,and three other
oflicers of the First Municipality, procecd
ed to Carroltom, where they seperated
witlh the Sherilf and his deputy, guing in
ine direction and the remaining four in
nnother. When arriving tear the house
they seperated, two going to tie front and
two to the rear, to prevcnt eseapes. One
ol the oficers in froni, when near the bouse
saw a toman who had been stationed on
te _-ateway runi in]% with thle utmloat preci
pitmion, adtil following her immediately,
observed a man who was recognized as
one of the men who had recentv eseapei
firom the prison, rining for ithe reat of
the lot. lie wat, however, imttmediately
iecured, atl searching tile house a furtiice
of rude construction was (isciveredh in
the gtrrct. and also lhe materials and tools
for the purpose ofcoining Alexicm dolltra.
The oceupaut of the house and other indi
vidual were then arrested and searched.
vhen a number of counterfeit dollars were.
round. 'le parties arrested are Satue-l
Amtgel am hik paramoir, a colored wo
ma, Wmll. A. linker, anI his mother.
\omerotis articles were dietivered about
he premiies, evidently inten-led for tle
connterfLiting of coili.
We have hit litile f'rom Norh Carolina
o add to returins already publishel. A
Norfolk paper gives return, 1ira i 3 addi
tional ecultis in t ie liatst, and tie Couri
r of ypsterdav has tit vote or Lincolni.
Thetse together rehte the Whig majoriy
rItoutt -P0 Lincoln i has done nolbly, giv
itl, a majoriy ,f aboi i I100, iihe're it wa'
redicted that 1he vote volid be nearly
qual. A gentlemtn just f1rom North Uaro- i
inta, who-e mteanIts of inforumatioin are ex
enive, cimat-tes tihe Whig mt:1joritv al 1
:>oo, anldi hthinlisthere iq a fair eltine of
:arrying the St:ite ir Van unren in No
reilet. We think so toi.
A1t..su.ui.-Comiplete returns' fronm tis
St ate have bein rec(eived't. The I lonse
hte S'enatte, 20 whnl iist ration o 13) w tihigs
-tobinistr'ationt miajority in joinit lao
il5. In the nothtl irt of the Stnie the atd
ninittr:ntion piaty rrried their elections
liv lan. ge anmd intirreatsed mai~joritii's. We
dill prhlish a s'atemtenit of the po pulair
i'oie:ts soon as it conies to hiand.
K( tx-r UcK y.-Tlhe Loiviihlu' Joiirtal ofI
hte 12:h, has retnurn<, complete andl incomn
hti. lfromi SS coti ties, wi hieh mitakei the
iijoiuri ty for I le Whli4 catndidaic fur Gouv
srnor, 17,750 votes.
There are ahout 90 counties int Ken
ticky, whIicht gave a mtajoirity of 3,GG2 lbhr
the flaIrrisoit ticket ittn 183, int a populatr
vote of 60.712.
hIsotaYA,-lin70 coutnties from which
rompllete returnrs have becen received, the
Witig tmajority is 9166. Sixtecen counities
yet Lo be hteardl from.
ILt~tSs-ht iscestimnated thtat the Demn
ocratien major'ity ini t his Stite niill b'e firomt
4000) to 5000tJ. Thle Setiate consiss of 2(5
Demtocrats to 141 Whiigs. Thle lionse as
fa ascsert tined conusistis of 414 Detmnerniis
antd 309 w higs. Eight membesthrs tt tie heatrd
6 will lie Demiocrats, giving theit a inat
jriiy of I ini thle 1 house anil 12 in the Seait
aire. Laist year lie WVhigs h1d a1 mnjiori iy
of I in eath H ouse. We'll idone, fhiuuis!
Extract from a letter datedh
StntsoFtELl) (III-) Aug. 6, 1840.
Genitlemeni: Thte pratiries are indehed on
fire', httt hFeder:dism is contsumned ini the
flamtes. We have enr'ried ithe State by an
unpreccedentedl mtajorrity. Our ginf in the
p)opulahr voite. i 33 counttties ont of 87, is
2,00)0 .intcc 1838S. The contest wats con-.
idiitedi strictly (on pitrty grouwils. The
aegregate Democrat ic majiirity in the
Staie will notn be less thant 4,000. Set
dowtn Illinois as salin for Mamrtint Vatn Bni
rent and R1ichard M1. Johntsonu, anid no mis
IIUS-rsvtLL:, Ala., Ang. 8.
Co-r-ON Cnistr.-Thte Cottotn erops in
1 titi patl of thte State are belireved to be ir
retrievatbly lost. Tihe alnost conistant and
incessanlts rainis for the last six or eight
weeks htas eanseid an unexamipled gowuth
of the weed. which already hans the ap
pearantc of a solid mass over the wihole
iehils whilst their .sha~ded cotil ion iiI
exehuude thte neceessary inflnce of the
sun, and hence ithe contsequtent destruct iot
(f the bolls from rot and disease. Even
now. whtilst wvearc wvriting, the countiy is
deluged with wvater, andt the raini still con
t in nes-nemcrocrat.
From the Chadelon Mfercutry.
At a meeting of a large portion of tihe
citizens of Clareudon, on the 10th inst.,
Dr. John Boyd being called to the Chair,
and Alex. I. Brailslrd appointed Secre
tary, the following Preamble and Resolu
tions were unanimously adopted:
Approving the mnagnammons and pa
triotic s)irt in which all parties have unit
ed to sistain the nominition otour estima
ble fellow citizen, Cot. Jonx P. Ricm
AnuSON, as it candidate fO r the E!xeceutive
oflice of this State-reposing the ttmosi
confidenice in his firmnstip, talents, princi
pies and fidt-lity-amt convinced fronm all
experience of the past as well -is from the
lowermt aspect or the future, of the no
cessity of repose from all old party dis
sentions, ant of union and energy in the
furtre policy of the State, to resist the op
ponents of her principles, and tihe enemies
of her rights, now Imarshalling inder the
banner of' Harrison and the Banks-we,
thle people of Clarendon, withnot distine
lion of party) deem it prmper to express
our concnrrence in the high con-siderations
and generous motives which have indured
to that nomination, and to contratniae the
community and ourselves on the favorable
prospect which it presents, of uniting all
our feltow citizens in the zealous support
of those rights, interests, and principles,
which this State has always cherished
with such jetlonms eare. and maintained
with such inflexible firniuets.
Trhereforc, Resolved, That rthe nomina
tion of the Iiton. John P. Richardson to
so high and distinnuished an ohlice by the
State Rights party of thi State, tmani
fests a spirit Or patriotism, maguanitmity
and disinteresteduess,. worthy of the gal
lantry, devotion anti firmness, with which
that party have hithert vimdicated their
principes, and which are best maintained
by uniting all our citizens inl their sup
port, nutder the "Broad Iamner of State
Resolved, That the general and almost
universal approhntion with which that
nomination has been received ibroughott
the State, is honorable to ill parties; and
ii the evidence of the consnmnation of
dint pence, harmnty and restored conlfi
deure. which we trust. the nomit sense and
mural feelint' of the commnimity will not
permit aiy incend iary publientions with
Ihe view t.o revive old party animtitities,
to interrupt. andt i ihtt wle bet ieve that no
paitie citizen can ever desire so nnec
essarily to revi'e.
Resohed, That itt supporting the nomi
nation of Col. R ichards.on, whtto having
been so importaitly contttled with the
areat Demoratic antd Slate lRiigts party
uf the Union during his late servies tint
Congress, tid the principles of which as
:xpoiudtlet itn the "atdd!rcsq published by
Iha party in tie sessioi of '"'S." was so
:ordially responded to by the Southi, we
tli'r the hightest and most sntisfItctory as
tratce of ottr co-operation tit sustain the
rrent cause and principoles which itey are
allied t deletid, and tbereby %%e trust in
pire additional arcotr anid netrgy in their
:ontinted ellrtis to maintain them .
R.tolved, That while we etcrtain a pro
otnd respect ftor the high character aind
listiuisgihed merits oft the other gentle.
nen whose names have been sugegimed
is; enmiidates for this cillice, that we ;:r.
'e:t rained from accordiog them our sup
aort, hv the hith politient and moral con
jideti ion< wib have so univer-aily ic
Wited or fetlow eiizos in every portion
>i te Staie. to desigiante Cil. Rlictiardont
s thtein expoment or that restiorid couli
lence and haritiony het ween all inrties.
,0 hapipily in the progress of consutmai -
Resnlved. '['hat as the firs.t President to
imvO' a ietermnition to refuse hik eonmi.
Iionl-1 sancetionl to the ins.idiona. anld ill.
:enditiary dettsi..tis oh thte abioli'iiimists, in
tmy oh' its ihrimis, e ithter int th' District oh'
L.otttmhtia ttr itn the St ates, an tta~s thle first
LF'derat tExecuttive who hadmi the virrute ami
rte irmnesst to prtoposeS a separmtiont of
Banki anttd nt:ttu itt the fmcnt opietruaions otf
Ithe Govertnent, its lte opent anit dec'idta'
~aponeit ofl alt pati. invidtiouts, untju
imnd unoconstittutiional l'gislattion ico pirotieri
inerrey r'mitnavotinte, as w~e bel ieve, to
Ithntinitern the Goavernmntt on tthe souitil
Vantt linr'ei is Imusi etmittetitly etntitled,. ini
outr est imnttioni, t; t'eceivec thte ippr'obtion
nnd con~tldence oh' thte South, and we will
cheecr'idtly unimte witht ottr fellow ci ti'zentt
toi suppormtt his re-election to thme Prieni
R~esolvedu, 'That we highly nppriove he'
course ot' otir disititished Senator in,
Congress, Johne C. Calhiottn, wIhiose deivo
tiott to Souitthernt ri ghas aitnt Reptubltiennt
prmemliptles is onily equnied by thte ailityv
withI which he has atdvotcateid andt susttaini
Re'solved~, Thatt we recognize ttheRligt
of Instru'mct ion" as at fumitamneta piItriniciplae
oif all reptre-etati ve governiments, withI
(mit whicht the right oft t he peoplte to gov
ermn themnselves, wouldh he a heresy in thieo
ry, and aitu pa railomx itt practice.
Re-olv'ed, '1That as we regard the right
of inlsirtcton a fundmoental principmle itt
r'epresenitative governmttentsi, we wi*ill sityj
port no mnni for' thme Legishatt're whIo 1)p
poses that dtoctrine.
Th~e Ibtlowinig extm'aert is fr'om an nd
dress delivered id Charleston, S. C., on
the t'outrtht of ktly last, by Cot. luatnt, a
'"ThIe cautlses whuich alientated the mem
hter's of' the detmocrautic pat'ty htave pnssedt
awity, andi with thmemt let every utn'riendily
recotltectiomn be forever burtied in the tomb
tofite past. Neithter piarty otret's to aptolo.
ciso orm asks forgiveniess, each impijelled at
the t itme by an htonest cotnvict iont of the
reel itude tof its owvn moitives, is not dtispons
edt to offer' as a pledge fot' mte fumtutre a po
silaniimotns t'eenattatiton of' the past. Meet
itng once tmot'e uipon the liattnrmt of Staute~
Rights atnd Dettotcrastic Priticiplies, let us~
cordially untit e itn ma;inmtatinting thme Consti.
ittion pure ats it etnmantedi frotm its umtt
thmors, antd tno do so ellectuaty let uts pincC
its admtiunisttatiott itn time hands of' those
wvho have, by thteir' tnifot'm tndherenee tn
the tdemroracy, given the hest enrttest 01
their iideli ty to it-andt gutarut aginst thet
atacks of thnt nr'ray, w~hose mnotley it
for'm tn awldiscordlant bantnetrs prochumo
them time me'rcenaries of that often dhe
fented par'ty whom kitndly voltuimeer to prm
teet the people agatinst the evils of self
em-nenmcut hv necepting for themnslvem
every olice of' honor, trust, mid pront.
Let us by a united vole on tie Presiden
tin! eleetion, give the world the assurance,
iliat tihe Democratic party of South Carn
im coittinues true to the doctrines of'98,
and firn to their determination to main
tain hen in practice."
Sneh13 oughitt to be, and such ik the Ution
of all the STATS RirsT members of the
old parties, of UNION and NULLIFI
CA1ON, and irnoe forbid the hans, or
seek their divorce. hut an interested anl
se/isk few who desire discord awl disrup
tion, that they may glean to their own
profit from the broken firnanents.
Fron the Extra Globc.
MR. VAN BUREN AND T l' LATE WAR.
For years the Ftderal party have occasion
ally pit itn circtulanon gteral charges that Mr.
Van Buren was opposed to) the waar of 1 ,
fotnided no better authority than lips vote with
a majority of tIn iepublican partv of his state,
for De Witt Clito 's President itn 112, who
had beven nimtinted as their candidate by a pre
vionts c4..nventioi ol that party.
Recently, tile Federal Whig party have re
sorted to onale of' thair extreme. thoualgla anotn fow
atniC'oaomindes of stustaiiniga, flise charges
nIainst Demwrats. viz: )OWNIIG(H T FOR
SEiR Y! This is inl the shape of a resotaitiion
purporting to have been reported by Mr. Vatn
linren to a publie meeting at Hudson in 1812,
inl the fillitowing words, viz:
9 " lfrsolred. That tle war is impolitie and dis
nstrois, and thant to eiiplIy the miilit ia in an of
f'ensive war is nconistitmiotial.
This ihraery appeirs first to have been ptt
in circailatmn iin Ohio. throigh letars not writ
tean for the public eye;" pttt. donhtless throngh
the agency of some tte who wa;s deceived by
it. it Iiumil its way into the news papers. As
soot as the monster showed itself in tea i;;l.t
of day, it was annihiliated, not only lay the a e
eol!ecitons of tt:iny ot'our people. bit by ae
thentic records, shtowingu that 'Mr. Vail iren
Iad pnrs.ned a t oerse exactly the reverse oftimt
attempted to be porovel ipon him by liaschaod
A mw atlack is now takean by some of the
eney, inl the desperate ho1pe1 if tixing the
charge o' 'ederalis,n. if int opposition to tie
War. oil the early lifi!e 'r. Woi Burenl. lin
tlhis hope fle Albany vening Joturnal, makes
the iehhiowinagr statement. viz.
"Mr. n'ani BIaren anside his first appearance
nponl the tleatre of public life in November,
1:12. lie cnme forward as a member of the
Soiane in this Stite. The first Presidetiiial
tertl of'.i. 1r:tiison was then drawiig t a
e.'. A pow-ert'ul onhinlation o .f inatere'st aad
de<:'V. edeialism 1td fitction, was arraved
againtst his re-election. War had been decired
:gatinlst Gret 11ti!ai iin .111e1 previoits. With
"ht n ar ia. r.,1idiston wa<t idealliied. it tis
Stat'! the war was not popi'tr. and the opii
sition to it< great ihampin was in:ense.
"r. V1% an Bttireri c: me upon ithe stage. at a
titme n% hen ifsound at hiart and sincerty atVach
ed to the prineciple.s- and policy oh.31r. Siladisit.
his "ricndAship .1h;1114d hative beena nalnifested.
Then. ifever. at tIt- onisi of' his enreer. nt a
trying and dotltfihid cii.-es in the furtunes of th,
eiliary. his dt--votien. his patriostiat and is
prilmtciftie.s shohifih ha pe been exhibited. I1ov
were they exhibited! The lir.-t 'ole he uns
en!led iipoin to give was fir the eioice of Presi
dennal electors. Wsthat vote giveni for elec
tors frienEy to James Madisat and the proge
entittii ifthe war! Far trom it. Tiefirs toale
irein in;, Martin V'on Buren rasfor the tiertors
jijO.p;:tod t:# Madison. Tit(' DEFu Aits-r, ol' the
Assembly viied for ant concured ina the elec.
tIral :icet " hich receivedl tIle stipptirt of ''aai
iren iin the 'Senate. Ani that ticket previl
the inl t!;e l.igiltre of ahis State. The firrt
lpitbh:it act ' %it itren's lifie was to defa-t the
cliire of the 1ladi-toniani electors inl 11d2.
"The first exhibition that a malt makes otf
htimlf il the poliical draa,. is generally the
ittest indiix to his charaeter."
This statemet it its mom l detpravitv. is but
t little heller than it f'oriGry alo whieb ive have
re erred. It ta0t I forgery of a tc.-iuti..n. it is
a tisfrientiot of a1alledged iicts. as the records of
the dav prove. bevoeid contradiction.
Ita tiin first place. the Federalists in the New
York I.ei'lattre itn 1ei2, did not vote foftr the
Clintion electoral ticket; isl run nte of' their
"wi. tl which tliy gave .16 vot's None but
tepublieanis voted fir thit C linton ticket, ad
etp to that time Cliattii's I-h~tv to lRepblieal
pin cipltets lhadii ne'er beeni e:ilied in queest in.
\ fteinl, or antitiiaton' tic'ket, wais rana fby a
fport iona oft he Re ii hile parti. w hich received
I tiv-eicht vote. wile the' recular Ilieaubli
:nti t Clititontilce' r'ce'ived seveenty-fteiri
vts. all tlieruneghliepnb~ttlienutts. frieta's of fte
ivar ;ad its viccircats prlsCeiin. Tltis vote.
No 'ta frotit provinag that MIr. Vatit Durei was at
leerrat's. prve exieh tiht reverse; for Clit
Cittls oel New York. It wa~s no1t totil seven
yea;rs atIerwarets I ihnt Clfintoi s~feperatled hmse'lf
f'rot the f( cefubl ienn y . and becamen a !Ia
vuorite withe thei Fedelists.
l]nt this is tot the onaly poinit on wvhichl histo
ry is loitsilledl with a viewv tio cast a sheadhe ove'r
thie politient prieciples of M r. Vani IUnree's ear.
First, ithe alledge~d ftet is fhberiente~d that Mr.
Vant Buarena united wvitha the Fed raiists ont tieat
itccasioan; ande thln. to ake thei most5 ofl this ft
binti nt. i.4 atserlid, in cuantemepl of' t ruth anad
hiaoye at lie 'aiadt his fir-nt:tppearanice uapona
tlefhe fit e eif publtic life' in Niovceer. 1tJ'."'
Falsely chiarcin that lhe it aied with thei Fedler
ailists l'hent, tiht Ftditir edraws the infeirence that
lhe e'otti tnot he" ''ounld ati leari," heennise thai
ni en wa.: nponli hiis first :.ppea.'rantce.
Now, the Editor's ?'at.iun fmt be'lief in
311'. V.a Bnreni't's utns'in ess elf hent . i"
jt..t a has.'h-ss a the uleged faict that he
united withi thte Feerlieek. F"or nast
baen honiuorabl hi onsetipieinons ont thae publhi
hieatre int sulpport of thte nmmtistr':itieons
of Mr. Jef1'inon atnd Mr a. Madnei4ont.
lI 1869. lie is feanndi repoara tng andm sitn
poertingc strontg reeuoheaieun. in vinienicutiomn
of thie mieneures of Mr..Jelfersona's admin
istrnl ion, theinet cilel d.'h an ethdenonnreing~
the Federaism of the daty in the strongest
itIn 180. he is find, w'ith eqi, dievo.
a hon, rteori ng nndl sliatninainP2 res~olu tin
iii sauppoert of Maistonl's anminaistrntion.
in 18I11, lie is nenin fotandc reporting andI
ssatiin a strong resoluhctiona, dhelnrine
at e ienteertainted "udiinishedl conft
dhence itn thar inteerilv, wisdeom, andu pntri
otism of.[anes 1Jadi'con," andh that hie w'as
"eminently enatitledl to thte eteemn tt veni
er:.tiont of every consistent Republie'nn."
hat tie spring of 181 '. the Reptienna
membears of ite Newv Yor'k TLegislarntre
naomtinate'd De Wiit Clinton as a enndeidhate
Ifor the Pr'esidono'v
in Ateril, 1812. Mr. V-in PUnraen wvau
elecited a macaet'e of thec Senate of Newi
In .Tcne, 1812, war wvaq delared.
Ini Novr'mbher, 191[2. thie Legislature met,
aate Mr. Van Untreta, onte of a commait tee
for th at puarpone, wrt'Ot a re ply to t he Gov
er'nor's spteech, fully suastaining the tdecla
WVhen, the reply wv~neuder imen'tsion,
hae votedl canit propiosed amnetndmenat
condhemning the war.
In Deebere' of thatf yenr, heo votte-h ft
.I . tito ...in .. m......r.. tik,. b...,..... Clii,
ton was the nominated candidaic of the
Republican party in his State.
In Marcb, 1813, he made a report in 'he
Senate, landatory ofoitr brave navy, and
evinciug continued confidence in the icts
of the General Government.
Ho voted for a resolution antihorizinag
the Comptroller insubscrilbe S:500.000 to in
loan proposed by the Genteril Government
as means for carrying a the war.
lie was the author ot the clogcent ap
peal to ilie people of New York by fhe
iepnh!ienun members of the Legisla ture in
support of the war. which did much to
secnre the re-election of D. D. Tompkins
to the oflice or Governor in A pril. 1813.
At the session of 1813-14 M r. Van lin
ren was still the eloqnent defender of the
war. of the patrionc Governor Tompkins,
and of the Republican Administration of
the General Governtnent,
At the close of the session, on the 14th
April, 1814 lhe addressed a large and gan.
eral meeting of Republietns at Albany,
with great energy and eirec; and, in eon
clusion, presented a preamble and resolu
ti-ons eloquent in defence of the war, and
in jnz;t denuneinion of the atrocious con
(iter of the Federal leaders.
Ilis elliris did much to secure the tri
timphof tie lepublican--party in thespring
of 1814, which placedi the eutre govern
ment of the Stnie in their hinds.
At an extra session of the Legislature,
held in the raii of the disaistronsyear 1814:
Mr. Van Buren was agaitn the author of
an e'orlient reply to tie speech of Gover
nor ITompkins, full ofidevotion to the rights.
intererts, and honor of his country.
The first step was followed up by ardent
support of etlicient war ineasures, among
which -was an net to raise and put at the
disposition ofthe (eneral Government for
iwo years an army of 12.000 men. Thi-s
art was not only supported, but orginally
drawn up hv Mr. Van Huren.
In February. 1815, Mr. Van luren drew
tip the resolutions adopted by the Legis
lature of New York, apyroving with en
ihtnsiaqttm of the conduet of General Jack
son and his brave army, in the defence of
In the same month. he drew up a report
reccontnending to the Legislature a loan
of .0s0it 0J to the General Governmentt to
he-.I tie iili'a. w hieb had beena disiharged
from the service without compensation, in
consequience of the exhausted condition
ofthe Naiona Treasiry.
In hat year, hi- was Ippoiite-1 by the
Repiblican partiy Atrortev Geteral of the
State. atd in lie fall, beinga ,till n mem
her of the Sennie, he nas sellected to write
the answer to the Governor's speech.
Selh during the restrictive mensures
31iid the war, was the conduct of a de roled
Republican, whomi the Federalisis of ihnt
day and this conspire it slatnder atd libel
Iyfidshood attl forgcry.
Fromn the Puitan Messenger.
A naB:vtL. Ali-. 5, 1840.
Lowendesville Alale and Female Acade
mies.-The examinationi ini te Lowndes
vilte Male Academy took placo the 29th
anl 30th UIt.
The Elementary Department is coneloc
reil by Mlr. Reed, a gentleman whose
chataeter antd literatry nt-quirenients niade
him fully competent for the doties of
his station, and the examinmion of whose
pupil, was creditable alike to themselves
and their teacher.
The Chissical Depnrtment 1-i under the
suiperinteniance of the Rev. Wms. Harris,
whose literary arid scientific endowments,
high ioral charaeter, fidelirv ami devoted
ateiition to tlie duties of hiscnllitng, entitle
him to the highest confidence as well as the
la-ting gratitudo ef the frientids and patrons
of the intu;tition. Several classes were
e-xamutincid in I'arini anid Gret-k, whose pro
ic-ienucy and k nowledtge of lie laniguages
reflete-id hionor' upon1 lhe-mselves, and did
ampelecjiustice to i he ehnratcter and qualifi.
en itns of their inistructor.
Tihie iday after thie cloisi of the exaina
tiotn, th ei x htibi tion took lilnce; n hicht, nti
withls';ncdir-g the unafavoo rnbleness of i hei
weather, was ;itended lby a large con
coutrs" of perns, whoiise deep andi exciti i
interesi, nimd close ;inentioniii to m exerei
ses shton ed their nxious soliciiuef ih lie
weltitrre and prospernity of the school, and
hat they deeply felt aned hiigh lv apprein
ti-tithe iminportancte of edintentein.
T'he putpilIs aeiirtred rhemselves ni
aiblv ini the exerc-ises of elienition,. ontomry
omd dleciamationt, nod several flne sper-i
miens of original compljositicon were spoken
bey stndents who hw-I written their own
pice for decianttion
The exercise-i closeid by nn elonuent atnd
ixtemupore addrcess from Wmn. 'T. Moocre
Esq1. on the subiject of edneation. nndl a
fe approprinre remnrkshby J. 'I. Wilson,
E~sq. highly comiplimetry to tihe ftriends
ande 11 patn of the Sechool. ex ptessive of
lheir enecrgy, entterprise, antd Inndab~mle ef
foerts ini seenitnitg toe theemselve-i and thoer
- * the vic'inity' thie mieans and opportorities
eif atn elementary and clas.sienal eidticationi
for itheir- children,
The <mall, buit flouirishtionail beautifiel
vilbure of Leewitdesvtle, is sito,ted in the
fork het weeti Rockv and Savanah rivers,
about t wetntv'nile Northwest of Ahhevilh'
village an mteor ilies fronm the Ahbheville
M lineral S ;ritngs. in a henaif li highl aned
healthy pat i of the cittntrv. Atnd the etn
terprnise andI initelligetnce of the citizens of
the Village and thlo~e uof its vicitniiy: i heir'
ucimperate. sieady, and moirnl bhits; the
fertilit y of t ho sceil, and denioneppicution
Elf i le'sourrouneing neighborhoodi, hid fair'.
at no distant period, to render the Aende
my one of the must flluiihling insetitnotiins
ofelemnttary ande classienl science itt the
til country, as wiell as the village itself :i
safe and sectire nutrserv of learning, piety.
moralitv atid "irte.
There is also in the Villnge a large ande
floturishine Female schoiol, uinder the stn
per-intedniceeof ?eirs. W~alker. a lndy of
n'etmpliched edecation andi iihih literarv
ONE wnio wiTNysi-.n r. E xaisaxtion.
The New Ycirk Express snys:--Tt is a
most extraordinary fact, that within the
last week consieratble purehnses huave heen1
made of Rye, to be shipaced to the Miedi
teranean, supposeed for the Rniesiatns in the
Blla-k Sea. L as' y'r.at this t:-- e. tiere
were large arrivals of rv.e fromin Odessa, it
the Black Sea. So changeable is coin
EDGEFIELD C. II.
TuURSDAY, AUoUUsT 27, 1840.
Thc l-eaither.-Since our last, the rain has
centinned to full. Showers of rin fell in this
place, and neighborhool, every day for a week.
We omitted to acknowlede in our last, the
receipt ofa copy of the Circular of the ion.
Thomas D. Sunter, of this State, to his consti
y~iEs W. BAsKI.;. Esq. was on the 10th
amd I I th inst. elected Ordinary for Ker
Co!. F. N. Garvin has been elected
Sheriff of Pickens District, and W. L.
Keith, Esq. re-elected Clerk of the Court.
A gnertl meeting or the Stockholders
in the Louisville and Charleston RailRoad
Company, will take place at Asheville, on
the 18th of September next.
Mr. Van Buren and the Fate Ifar.-We refer
our readers to an extract, which we copy today,
from the Washinigton Globe, giving an account
of the course of Mr. Van Buren, in the late
war vith England. The charge ofhis opposi
tion to it, and to the Administration of Mr.
Madison, has been very extensively cireulated
in Whig pa)efs. The proof to thecontrary, is
al)uindant ind terfectly convincing. We could
ndduce it. if it were necessary.
If history lie true, the whole charge isuttetly
fllse, and like numerous other Whig fabrica
tions, mtust full to the ground.
A Lady Post Master.-An exchange paper
says, Mary Dick.son is among the number of
Postmasters appointed by the President, and
confirmed by the Senate hler office is at Lan
caster. Penn. Aller this, we shall expect all
the ladies in our cotnntrv, to go for Mr. Van
Bnren. Several fen:de writers, Miss Mar
tinean. an Etnilih woman among the reat, havo
bitterly complained of the exclusion of their
sex troml office, and many other privileges en
joyed by the men. They have discoursed most
eloutently about the rights of comen. Here.
afler, let all female grumblers in otr land. for
ever after hold their peace. Mr. Van Buren
has set the precedent of giving office to at least
one of their ser. But perhaps, this is only a
stroke of policy in him. lie is a ridower, and
di inhttles. is a candidate for matrimony, as well
as tar the Presidency.
The Troy 31--il says, that Mr. Van Buren is
refitting an antiquated brick house, which he
has reerntly pturchased near Kinderhook, in
order to occuply it, after his retirement from ti
White House. next March. That papet says
that it is in a secluided spot, and scarcely within
the bounds of civilization. The only sign of
life aubout it, is a SIANTY just opposite, on
which is a sign with tle following words:
Cakes aind Beer
We recomiend to Gen. Harrison, after the
fourth of March next. to set up a grocery at his
Lug Cabin. and to keep always on handa plen
ty of hard cider and crackers for himself, Dan.
Webster, Ilenry Clay, et id onne genus.
Col. fl. Al. Johnson and the Mfadisonian.-T he
3ladisonian, a violent Whig paper, recently
said somethiing in praise of Col. R. 31 Johnson.
'1That paper says: " We append various ex
traucts from our exchange paptlers, in relation to
Cot .Johnson, which illutstrates the tmagnanimi
ty of that :rentletnan, whom Van Buren has so
eatrnestly labored tot destroy." The editor theni
qnotes somte remarks of Cot. Johtnsotn, in favot
of the bravery of Gen. Ilarrison. "~Have I
done wrong ?E' was the the remark of a distin
gutishued ancient, wvhent a fickle people praised
himt, on his appearatnce before thenm. Col. J.
should suspect that hec has dione wrong, when
a Irhis papter praises hint. In praising him,
the Whis otnly intend to~jpjure Mr. Van Buren.
They care nothing for the mtilitary services of
Col. Jahnson. Ott the cotrary, thay are ulsing
azll nmeans t displace himt from the Vice Presi
dency, and to putt another in his stead.
Ont the 29th inst a putbtic Barbectne wvill he
eiven at Greenville C. Hotuse, at whtich Gen.
Thottpsont atnd C~ol. Prestott will be present,
in order to address th,- people.
It htas bcen asserted in Whbig papers, that in
tlte Cotnvetttiont of New York, in 182I, Mr.
Van Bntren adlvocated a restriction of property
qutalification of $50 upon whtites as well as
those of. cohtr. A correspondent of te Augus
ta Cotnstitutionalist, speaking on this subject,
"Jttdge S1'encer proposedl as an amend
mient, to thte report of the comtmittee, in
said convention, to require as a gntalilica
titt t vote for Senators, a freehold estate
of the valuem of $:5-M. Mr. Van Bturen
stretintously opposed isa amend ment.
Mr. Van Bluretn said, "lie was opposed to
the amentdmtentt nuder consideration, of
fered hvy the gentlemiatn fronm Albaany(Judlge
Sptentcer) and heo wonhil ben the indul
gence of the Cominee, for a short time,
wvbile heo shoultdl attemtpt to explain the rea
sons, whticht, in his opiniont. required its
rejection"--nnd~ M r. Van Btnren concluded
this speccht by sninig:
'"lf he coubll possily btelieve that any
ptortiotn of the calatmitous consequences
could resutlt from the rejaetiont of the a
mnrdmett which had heeni so feelingly
p~ort rayed by thet htonorable getntlemn
frotm Albanyt, (Mr. Kenr) and for wvhotm
he; wotnihl repteat the acknowledgement of
his re'spc~t attd regarn. lhe would be the
t'o mann in society who would vote for it.
B~ut. helieving, as hte concciettiously did,
'ltnt those fears were altogetlter uinfottaded;
hoptitg anud expecting thtat the htappiest re
.(gtts wonthl follow front the a bolition of the
freehold tqualifivntionl. and hoping too, that
c'aution and circumtspection w'ould ptreside
oiver the settlemtent o~f itho neneral right of
stul'ernee, which wvas hereafter to be madle,
ai kntowinig, besides, that this State, itin
holitlhint the frechtobi quat~liftcations, woutld