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From the South Carolinian.
Democratic Republican Mecting. King's
An invitation from the Democratic Re
publicans or Lincoln, N. Carolius, having
been extended to the citizens of York, to
join with them in celebrating the Anniver
sary of the King's Mountain Battle, on
the ground upon which it was fought, a
Meetine of the citizens of York was con
vened, ou the 7tb September, when Col.
W. C. Beaty, was called to the Chair, and
W. J. Clawson appointed Secretary.
After a short, but appropriate address,
from Col. 1. D. Witherspoon. explaining
the object of the meeting, it was unani
Resolved, That the citizens of York,
meet the citizens of Lincoln, at the King's
Mlountain Battle Ground, on the 7th of
October next, to join in celebration with
them, on that day.
It was farther
Resolved, That a committee of Five be
appointed, to take into consideration the
measures necessary to be adopted, for the
celebration of the day: Whereupon, Col.
J. A. Alston, Col. J. D. Witherspoou, G.
W. Williams, Esq. James H. Postell. and
James Kuykendal, Esq., were appointed
that committee; who reported the follow
1. Resolved, That the meeting appoint
thirteen persons. to join with the coin
mittee of N. Carolina, to extend invita
The following are the names of the per
-sons appointed ~under this Resolution:
Col.J. A. Alston. Col. J. D. Wit herspoon,
G. W. Williams, Esq., J. Kuykendal,
Esq-, J. Brian, Jr, W. P. Thomason, Dr.
R. T. Allison, Dr. J. Chambers, E. H.
Cunning. J. Boltan Smith, Esq.. F. H.
Simril. Thomas Warren, and W. J.
Resolved, That a committee of Twen
ty-six be appointed, to constitute a Com
nittee of Arrangements, to unite with the
committee of North Carolina.
The following were the persons appoin
trd. Capt. J. A. Black, Maj, E. Bird, J.
1-. .Postell, Esq., Hugh Allison, Esq., Dr.
J. B. Hunter. Duncan M'Collum, A. Har
din, Esq. Richard Pressley. Col. J. Dun
lay, Joho, II. Barry, Dr. S. J. Shrewsbu
ry, Jas. Moore, (J. L.) Col. J. S. Sit
greaves, A. S. Williamson, Maj. A. S.
Iltutchinson, M, G. Simril, Esq,, J. H.
Adams. Dr. Wm. Moore. Col. James M,
Love, Capt. Jacob Starnes, Col. Jas, M.
Harris, and 3aj, S. H. Dinkins.
3. Resolved, That the Committee of
Arrangetneuss meet at the Battle Ground
af King's Mountain, on the 28th of Sep
tember, for the purpose of meeting the
committee orNorth Carolina, and making
4. Resolved, That a committee of
Three, be appointed, as a Committee of
Correspondence, to inform the citizens of
Lincoln, of the above resolutions, and to
communicate with them in relation to the
The fol.iwing are the persons appointed
under this Rcwtouion:-S. D. Barrou.E-q.
Dr. John H. Williams, and Dr. Alexau
5. Resolved, further. That the proceed
ings of the meeting be published in the
South-Carolinian, with a request to the
dilferent Democratic Republienn papers
in the State of South and North Carolina,
to publish the same.
W. C. BEATTY, Chairman.
W. 3. CrAWSON. Secretary.
Yorkville Sept. 12, 1840.
From the Newo York Evening Post
One of the Evening papers remarks
tht tnone of the democratic journals have
ieeplicd to Mr. Clay's attack upon Mr Ed
ward Livingston. We have no doubt that
t he silence of others is ascribable to the
samec reasons as our own.
We stood aghast at the atrocity of the
nttaick. Is nothing sacred from this ap
p.ailing frenzy of party spirit? Can not
the dead-not even the illustrious dead
cepose secure from partisan malevolence?
The whole speech of Mr. Clay seemed to
uts unholy; his profane invocation of the
.Mtmighty; his prodigious falsehoods seem
vd to us all or a piece with this attack upon
one or the greatest and best men that the
country has produced. W~e shrank from
the whole suoject.
Another reasou caused oursilence. We
thoutght a reply titterly uncalled for. We
coul not believe for a moment that any
on~e wvas so profoundly ignoranit, so wholly
:uinformned of the past as to suppose that
M r. Clay spoke in good faith, and that Mr.
Livingston was really a defaulter. Per
haps itn this we wore wrong; perhaps evemts
have crowded on each other so thickly as
to djim the recollection of this now some
wihat remote period. What then are thte
eiirnmatances? A defaulter wve take to
be. oine who applies to his owit use goi ern
ment futnds received by him on trust for
otherI purposes. This was never charged,
tucrer surmnised never hinted of Mr. Liv
img-o~nt. It was always known that the
,h-ficititt his accottnts was occasioned by
the negliaence or dishonesty of others for
whonm Ito was, if legally, by no means
siuorally responsible. What followed?
~Why he assigned his property to pay the
debts; left New York and left it poor, but
tteitded by the respect and affection of
huis llow citizens-went to New Orleans,
devoted himself to his profession, made a
fortutne, and paid this debt by the sacrifice
ofa large amonut of real estate. Hlisstu
dies in the higher nlud truly scientific prin
ciplcs oif his professiotn, made him a Eu
rujpean ropuitationi, and after many years
hid elaplsed, lie came again into the ser
viec of the Federal government, with the
tl :'iest unaimfous appirobation of the cotun
trv -went abroad onily to assert the rights
r'he: nation in lie cotnest wvith France,
anud thus ended his toilsome and useful ca
.'ial it is this tman of lahorious habits
de~voted to scientific studies, indliff'erent to
ph-a;:a:re, careless of accumulation, whom
M1r. C lay presents as a defaulter and whom
Ih b an atrocious calumtny associates in
ihe -.ame paragraph with one of the most
re< !Jess andh desperate speculators of the
Do such charges need denial? Is there
no sutch thing as country left. Is there
.. .-'aino~n f~me no' ths li ving, _ n mem..
ry of the dead in whIch we can take pride
as Americans? around which as a united
country we can rally to honor and pro
All the facts to which we have thus
hastily referred will, of course, much more
fully appear in the statement which, as the
Globe stated, is now preparing. For our
selves, we have but one word more. It
may be safely said of Mr. Clay, that he
has uttered the most false and malignant
libel to which even this contest pregnant
in such things has given birth.
Long may he wear his honors.
THE REAsoN Wur.-We have heard
some Bank advocates ask:-Why should
the Banks make money scarce at one time,
and plenty at another? Why should they
desire to keep things in an unsteady and
fluctuating condition, so that property is
high to-day. and worth little or nothing to
morrow? The Banks. say they, do not
deal in stocks or property, so as to profit
by its fluctuations in value. Well, grant
ing that the Banks do not, although some
of them do, there is a certain set called
Stockholders, and there are such honora
ble worthies as Presidents and Directors,
who deal at times in peculations when the
opportunity is aflirded by their own "fi
nancial transactions;" and these are the
gentry who profit. But the following par
agraph throws some light on the how and
wherefore of the Banks making money
scarce and plenty.
Voltaire, the French Philosopher,
gives the manner of his getting rich in this
way, without much troibleor labor. We
are not so fortunate in having - a frienl"
to tell us of "coming events":
"1 have a frietid,' said he, "who is a
Director in the Bank of France, who writes
to me when they are going to make mo
ney plenty, and make Stock rise, and then
I give orders to my broker to sell; and he
writes to me when they are going to make
money scarce, and Stocks fall, and then
I write to my broker to buy; and thus, at
a hundred leagues from Paris, and with
out moving from my chair, I make mo
In a table published in a late Messen
ger, Mr. Van Btgen isallowed seven States
in November next, viz: New Hampshire,
Maine, Alabama, Illinois, Missouri Ar
kansas and South Carolina,-47 votes;
and 3 doubtful viz: Tennessee, Pennsyl
vania and Mississippi-49! This is full as
liberal as we could have expect from the
Messenger-it is liberaler! Only a few
weeks ago, the Messenger published a
table by Han. Mr. Talmatige of N. Y.
who proclaimed that he had great and un
surpassable facilities for acquiring infor
mation and opport unies for judtint of the
result, wherein he only gave Mr Van Bu
ren three States! He even apologised
for giving him those three, as only one of
them was certain. and thought that ex
tremely doubtful! So even according to
the Messenger's authority, Mr. Van Buren
is on rising ground. From almost nothing,
a few weeks ago, he has got seven States
certain! If he keeps on gaining at this
rate. ie will have twents certain, by the
first Monday in Noveinter! whi1:h is as
manty as V- via,;- rur tlam.-lacon Tele
Accepted Testimony.-As the Federal
party have accepted the testimony of Col.
Richard M. Johnson as unimpeachable.
let them take the following along with the
rest of his evidence. In his speech at
Chillicothe, Ohio, lie said.
"lHe had been acquainte-d with Martin
Van Buren for twenty-eight years, and
that for the last twenty years he had been
on terms of the greatest intimacy-and it
;ave him pleasure to state that in the
whtole of his polit ical connections he never
knew one mnote upright in Principle or of
purer morals, and very few possessing ta
ent of a higher otder than Murmin Van Bu
en. No stronger advocate of the war
policy was to be found in 1809, and no
abier'defender of it in 1S12, than Martin
Van Bur-en. lHe spoke of what he knew
and what he felt to he true, and of which
he entertained not the least doubt."
We need not go far, or go back, for
roof of the pregnant truth of one of the
:bartzes anainst the Harrison party in Mr.
eDuifie's letter to the Greenville meet
ing. The last tmail bring us th~e particu
ars of the great Whlig celebration at Bos
otn, which was composed of delegates from
17 States. No less thatn NINF. of the ban
iers paraded in their procession, bore such
mottoes as the following:
"aVE DEMAND A PROTECTIVE
T ARi IFF."-Chrleston Mercury.
A THrd gofor the Swigs.-At the dlem
cratic meeug in Wheeling on 27th ul
timno, while Mr. Allen wvas speaking he
marked that while Col. Croghian was he
r-ically defending Fort St.ephenson against
vastly sup~erior numbhers, Gen. Harrison
was lying in safety andI idleness eight
miles distat.. This umave great dissatis
faction to the Federal bullies andI black
guards in attendamnce. Mr. A. was dec
nouted as a liar and a scotnndrel, andi loud
calls were made upon Col. Johnsoni to
give his version of the transaction. Trhe
Col. stated that his friend Allen was in
deed mistaken in what he had said: that
insteadl of 8, Gen. Harrison was at least
12 miles from the scene of action!!! In
fifteen minutes the whigs had every one
Trmperance in Ireland-The following
anecdote is related as illustrative of the
progress of the Temperance reform of
One day in the streets of Cork, a man
of the name of Barry, a corn dealer, on
his way to the Saving's Bank, wtas met by
a tavern keeper named Murphy; the latter
said to him, "Why do yon not come to
see me as often as you tused?" To this
the other answered," I cannot do any such
thingv now, as Father Mathew has desired
me to keep nut ofthetway of temptation.''
"I am sorry to see you looking so very
badly," said the tutvern keeper, "why
your quiite yellowv." "Whiy."said Barry,
"if my face be yellow, so is my pockets
too, thank God." and lie pulled out of his
pocket four sovereigns, wihich lie wvas go
tng to lay up in the Savings' Batnk. Not
less than four hundred new b~ooks have
been opened in the Cork Savings' bank
Nom te Sasanas Oorgian Spt. 12.
Faom FLoRIDA.-By the steam packet
Foiester, Capt, Wray, we have received
from our Jacksonville correspondent the
Advocate of Tuesday last, and the St Au
gustine News of the 4th.
Weextract from these papers particu
lars of Indian intelligence heretofore noti
ced, and other transactions not heretofore
JACKsONVILLE, Sept. S-Inlian--On
Sunday, the 30th, the Express Rider be
tween Pilatka and Firt King, was shot in
the rist, when about 8 miles from the for
mer place. There were five Indians. A
scout was sent in pursuit, but the trail
leading towards the Oclawha, became
indistinct and the scout returned.
On Monday 31st, a aick soldier, under
the escort often men, was being conveyed
from Fort Taver to Micanopy, and were
fired upon by the Indians. Three of the
escort were killed upon the spot; the rest.
with the invalled, escaped unhurt. The
sick man; during the conflict discharged
his musket at an Indian who came to the
back part of the wagon. which wounded
him severly. They burned the wagon
and one mule. The Indians where in
On the afternoon of Wednesday. the 2d.
Hillary Parsons, a young man of about
18, was shot by a party of Indians, about
seven miles from Black Creek, on the
Newnanville Road. Upon the first fire
of the Indians. he was perforated by five
ball&. He had been hunting, in company
with his step-rather, a Mr. Tucker, and re
Itrning, when their dogs ran towards a
branch and commenced a furious barking.
Parsons went to ascertain the cause, when
the Indians, numbering about -1.5, rose
from their concealment, and fire upon him.
After shooting him, they mangled his body
in a horrid manner. Tucker escaped.
ST. Auc UsTI NE, Sept. 4.-A private of
.l Dragoons, who was taken by the In
dians sotme time since, when the corn fields
were destroyed, escaped, and haa returned
to the post at Fort Reed. He was one of
the guard left with the horses; his compan
ion being killed, and himself tied to a tree,
after being a prisoner seven days, to be
shot. Their guns missed for several times,
when the party was alarmed by the near
opproach of Lietenant Lawton, 2d Dra
goons, on a scout. The ludians fleeing,
left him bound, and after somedifficulty, he
succeeded in getting free from his cords.Fur
fourteen days he had been wonderingabout,
and his mind is said to be dcstroyed, as
well as the suff'ering endured bave reduced
him into a mere skeleton.
We learn that he states that there was
a mulato and a white man with the
On Sunday, the 22d uit., a small party
f mechanics left the depot at Pilatka, in
a sail boat. On returning, they met with
a heavy head wvind, and having no oars
on board, they fell down to Post No. 10,
an abandoned for the purpose of following
the river's course home. The distance
being twenty-two miles, and very circuit
,us, they struck an old trail leadjng for
Black Creek. This they abandoned and
were lost. After wandering about for five
days without fiod, they found th.
9'ek to No. 10. where, in an eiiFusi
state they hailed the steamboat'Cincinnati,
which boat conveyed them to Pilatka.
They saw a large party of Indians, and
ivere about to give themselves up to their
:,nerosity. One objected and they returned
is above stated. A few instances of this
kind will serve as lessons of experieuce to
hose ,tnacquainted with the woods in an
Pilatka is healthy. The Depot is in ra
id progress, under the superi ntendance of
r. F. llunt, an efficient and intelligent
FORT Hor~xrrs, Sept. 5, 1810.
Sir-The express has~ just arrived from
he west, and says that Capt. Beall. 2d
Dragonna. has taken three young warriors
prisoneirs, fifteen miles N. W. of Fort
Dinch-every little helps.
Excuse haste, as I write while the
orses are changing.
The Greenville Mountaineer of the 18th
nit, says: "Ott Thursday night of last
veck the Store of J. B. WVallace & Co.
n the upper part of this District, was de
troyed biy fire, supposedl to be the work
>f an incendiary. The loss to Mir. Wal
ace is very heavy-between two and three
housand dollars worth of goods, and all
is books of accounts,amtounting toea great.
~r sutm. WVe understand that Mr. Wal
ace had a small portion ($1500) insured.
"As a matter of importance to Mir. Wal
ace, we take this occasiun to say, that he
s very desirous for those persons indebted
o his Store to call anid settle their ac
rounts, by note or otherwise, immediately,
whilst they mnay remember witht some ac
uracy what is owing by them. We are
mre this ap~peal will not be in vain to all
rinest and fair djealers.
"Mr. Wall-aee olTers a reward of 8100
or the detection of the incendiary."
Te.ras Crops.-An Austin paper of 12th
ut. says or Cotton: -'Of the prospects of
he present crop of Cotton I can speak
very favora'ly. Few of our farmners,
however, have embarked very extensively
in its culture, owing to the great influx of
emigrants, which creates a corresponding
demattd for corn. The export of this sea
son will probably not exceed 750 bales
from Jackson county.
The corn erops5 were also extremely
promising, and it was supposed prices
would not exceed 2~5 to 37Ac. per bushel.
MOBILE, Sept. 6.
Couton Crop.-We learn by a letter
from Wetumpka, which baa kindly been
shown to us, that the prospects of the crop
in that section oIf country, trading wvith that
place, are much better than those we have
received from other parts of the State.
"The Platnters." says the letter, "have
comma'enced picking, and are doing fair
ly.' WVe have no doubt that when the
accounts are generally received, we shall
Gand the apparent contradiction in the cur
rent rumors in regard to the extetnt of the
coming crop, reconciled. by the diffecrence
in the nature of the soil in thme variouts sc
tions. The late rains being generally as
advantageous upon sandy lands as disas
rons in 'he Prairies and Canebrakes.
The Corn crop appears to be abtundant
Prom the N. V. Herudd, Sept. 13.
TWO DAYS LATER FROM ENGLANI]
Attempted Revolution in France-Captur
of Louis Napoleon-Departure of It
French A mbasador from Fngland.
By the arrival of the packet ship Eng
land, Capt. Waite, we have received Lon
-don papers to the 7th of August, and Liv
erpoul to the 8th of August inclusive.
The only important news is, that of7
mail and unsuccessful attempt to revolu
lionize France by Prince Louis Napoleon
He hired an English steamer and landei
at Bologne with 50 soldiers, mostly stal
officers. They were all taken, young Na
M. Guizot, the French Ambassador
has lefl England. It is said by some tha
he will return; but others who from thei
position are likely to be well informed or
the subject, say that M. Guizot will no
return to London immediately, and Rd<
that the King of the French have had au
interview with the Dnc de Broglie, whici
it is conjectured is preparatory to the de
parture of the latter on a special mission tc
The tone of the articles in French pa.
pers on the alleg'ed treaty of the four pow.
ers which they contain is, with the excep
tion of one published in the "Miessager,'
much more mild, and infinitely less vitu
perative, than those in which'they indulg
ed during the preceeding ten days.
Some flutter took place in the Englisl
funds on the arrival of Louis Napoleon',
adventure and its result; but they soon ral
liel and resumed a stebdy tone,
FOUR DAYS LATER FROM ENGLAND
Louis Napoleon in Prison.-By the ar
rival of the packet ship Quebec, Capt. He.
bard, we have received files of Londot
papers to 11th of August inclusive.
Louis Napoleon is in prison. The in
tentions of Louis Napoleon were known ro.
several days to the French Government
atid preparations were made to recciv4
him at Calais. Boulogne, and Dieppe, a!
it was uncertain at which of the three pla
ces his Imperial Majesty was to effee
a landing. No doubt the French polici
was at work, and people were sent over t
persuade him that a large party was pre
pared to declare in his favor, as the pos
session of his person relieves Louis Philij
ofone great source of confuion and om
barrassment at this moment. His inten
lions were also known to the journals it
his interest at Paris, as one of them, re
markable for its devotion to the name o
Napoleon, a few days since informed it!
readers that Lord Palmnerston visited anc
passed two htours with Prince Louis a
Carlton Gardens, and this paragraph wa
inserted with the evident purpose of ma
king it be believed that the English gov
ernmeut was patronizing LouisBonaparte
antd so the hint was taken, but we gladli
perceive that it made no impression on th<
French public, and one of the papers o
Saturday gives it the coup de grace, h
asserting that the French cabinet receive(
the first information of youtng Louis's ma(
project from our ministry. .
Baron de Bourguency was acting as
charge d'affaires for the French govern
ment, in London.
Our City.-The cheerful sound of Yo
heauc-,jo again salutes our cars.
The beautiful packets are arriving frorr
the North full of merchandise, while tha
monument of Savannah's patriotism-th
Central Rail Road-contributes material
ly to forward their cargoes to the enterior
Our river also is high, which we could noi
say last year, at this season. Health toc
co'nfers its blessings on the city, while the
country, in many instancies, we reeret tn
state, is more or less visited with dlisease.
We already begin to antticipate the grasp
of friendly recognition with those of out
valued citizena whto have quit us for a sea.
son, and in a few, very few weeks. the
zeal for politics will vield to the claitms el
social life, and all will again be "merry as
a marriage bell."
In mentioning the Rail Road, we
would state that we learn the receipts for
fteight of goods forwarded upd the cotuntry
have been one third more the last tmonth
than the corresponditng month of last year,
antd have so continued up to this titme.
Weo learn from A bbeville that WV. W.
Stark. Esq. President of thme Hatnbura
Bank, who was nominatetd at the Hatrri~
son meeting in that district to tan againsi
the Hion. P. W. Pickens for Congress, ad.
dressed thte people at the Court flouse otr
Sale day, and declined the honor.
D. L. Wardlawv and A. Burt E'qs. alse
deliveredl addresses on the same day.
The administrationt party who had tec
candidates in the fieltd; have eff'ected an ar
rangemnent by which five are withdrawn
so that there is now just a full ticket or
each side. There is no doubt of the result
The political missonaries, Messers
Preston and Thompsotn, were to have ad
dressetd the people of Abbeville at the
muster ground of the Saluda regiment or
Tuesday last. A dinner was to be pre
pared by the Harrison ment, but the can
ditdates on other side were not invited.
Discussion would not be allowed.
We learn further, from that district, thal
the citizens propose to furnish a public din
tier to their distingished representative it
Congress, on Wednestlay the 23d inst. al
A letter to the Postmaster of ibis city
(says the Baltimore American) from ar
agent of the Post Ottice Department, datet
Columbus, Ohio, September 10th, 1840
states that the indivitdual who robbed thi
United States Mail, cast of Springfield
Othio on the night of the 10th of Aarch last
has been arrested, and six thousand dot
hars of thme money recovered Charles Bos
terick,the driver of the mtail stage, turns ou
to be a robber.
The Crops.--rom all quarters wve havi
news of injury to cotton. The ritts atm
froshet did sieriouts datn,ago, and the worrr
attd caterpillarare now at work in all di
rections. Letters from the wes are fre
quent infortming us of sweeping elrect
front theta-and the probability is that
much less crop than utsual will be the re
sult.-If so, there mtay lhe a prospect o
better prices for the ttext year.
The Corn crops are good generall:
throughout out state--and the wheat croi
htas turned out better than expected
SUNNERHILL, 19th Sept. 1840.
In your list of Candidates of the 17th inst.
I notice my namu as a Candidate for Congress.
This mistake I prenume, is founded on the fuct
of uy having been nominated a Candidate, by
the anti-Van Buren party of Abkeville and
Edgefield Districts. In the address which I had
the honor to make on last sale-day at Abbe.
ville Court House, I stated to my political
friends, that I was compelled to decline the
nomination. My neighbors all know that I am
not a Candidate. Please in your next number,
to state that I have declined the nomination.
WV. W. STARKE.
I perceive by the list of the names of the Can
didates for the Legislature in this District, that
there are two gentlemen of the same name
N. L. Griffin, Esq., and Dr. R. C, Griffin. and
it may not be improper to call the attention of
the Voters and Managers of the Election to the
necessity of discriminating in the tickets be.
tweene the natnes of these Candidates otherwise
their votes might be thrown away.
To the Editor of the Edgefeld Adrertiser.
Sta:-In a late number of your paper. I
read with surprize the fullowing article
taken from the Alabama press.
-Rebuke ofthe Abolitionists-Tbe Bap
tist Churches at Fellowship in Wilcox,
and Carlowville. in Dallashave withdrawn
from all connexion or intercourse, with
the American Baptist Missionary Society,
ou account of the circulation of Abolition
papers by that body. The resolutions of
the Churches are justly severe upon the fa
natical wretches, who would deluge our
country in blood, to accomplish their mad
The writer of the above has fallen into
a mistake, which I ask leave to correct by
the liollowiug quotation from the proceed
ings of one of those churches, (which are
in substance the proceedings of both) as
published in the Recorder and] Watchman.
--A meeting or metnbers ofthe Fellowship
Baptist Church, Wilcox County, Ala.,
together with a number of the brethren
from neighboring Churches and some gen
tlemen of the vicinity, was, this day, held
at the Fello%%shipi Church, to take into
consideration -An address to the Southern
Baptists." issued by the "American Bap
tist Ati-Slavery Convention." holding its
session in New York, April, 1840.
"The address above alluded to, was read.
and a number of speeches delivered ex
pressing our sincere disapprobaiion of the
sentitents contained therein. After which,
Elder Jesse Hartwell introduced and ad
vocated the following
PREAMBLE AND REsoLUTION:
"Whereas a certain paper called "The
Chrisiain Reflector Extra," has been for
warded to many among us, as Pastors of
..i..~.e r..i.::- r---r -annaina% senti
mieuts abhorrent to our views, and certain
threats against us as hdders of slaves.
We feel that it is our duty to express our
views on this suhject. We think ourselves
coimpelled, the rather, to speak, because,
the President of the Convention, issuing
said "Address." is one of the Vice Presi
deuts of the American Baptist Board of
Foreign Missions. The sentiments con
tained in said "Address" are such as to
present insuperall obstacles to further co
operation in the foreign missionary depart
"Resolved 2r1. That we recommend to
our brethren of the South to adopt meas
ures for opening a channel hy which our
cheerful benefactions may he carried to the
perishting heathetn, that they may receive
the word of life."
It appears from these proceedings, thait
onte of the Vice Presidents of thte Baptist
Board of Foreign Missions (not of the
IAmerican Baiptist tlissioaary Society) d id
preside in the meeting of the American
Haptist Anti Slavery Convcntion and did
sign the address to the Southerns Baptists,
the viewsand threats of which constitute the
only alleged grotund of the withdrawmnent of
these Churches from further co-operation
in the Foreign Missionary Department.
It is true that Rev. Elon Galusha. a Vice
President of the Baptist Board of Forign
Mission did do as is stated above. But he
d id not so act as Vice President of the
Board of Missions. About the time of
the meeting of that Anti-Slavery Conven -
tion in New York, the Board of Misasions
was in nession there also. Yet, as to any
thitng, that I have seen or heard, Elon
G~ilusha was the ouly member of that
Board, found in that Convention.
1t was any honor and privilege to be a
membher of the Baptism Conventint in
1814, which orgatnized the Baptist Trien
nial Missonary Convention for the United
States, and to he a member also of the
Board for the transaction of its butsiness.
Anad I have the htonor yet to belontg to both
these Bodies With the proceedings of
these Bodies, I have been intimately ac
quainted thronighout the whtole period of
their existecelC. And I now affirm, that
neither the Csonventiota, tnor the Board has
at any time written, printed, circulated or
given countenance to, any Abolition pub
1 trust, therefore, Mr. Editor, that the
Iinaccuracy of the article copied intto your
paper from the Alabama Press, its made
evident. and the Baptist Board of Foreign
Missions is relieved of the odious and un
just charge of circulating A bolition papers.
W. B. JoHNsoN.
-Edgeflehd C. HI S. C. Sept. 18410.
The papers. which have copied the a
have article of the Alhabama Press, antd the
Alabama Press itself, is requested to pub
lishted the above remarks ou it,
.Ma, EmrroR:--The Edgefield Baptist
. Association held its recent anniversary at
SHardy's Meeting House itt this District.
SW. B. Johnson wvaq elected, Modleratort
.John Hewit Clerk, and R. G. Mays Treas
r ure. T1he wvhole numbter of the Churches.
(37) was recpresented. Thte weather was
fine, thte Congregations large,the preaching
good, atnd the deliberations of the Body
- harmnonious. To the followving corres
nneing lttcr. ndr rcsnlutinn of the As=n
ciation. I request ybti to give publicity W
your columus. Respectfully
W. B. JOHNSson.
The Edgfield Baptist Association,
To Sister Corresponding Asosciations,
Sendetl Christian Salution.
BLOVyD iETuIEM-. suiject of
very grave importance now forces itself
upon the attention ofSoutheru Bapsists,
demanding the full exercise of that wisdom,
which coneth from above, and which is
)rofitable to direct. We refer tothe course,
har n Body of Baptists at the North, with
whom we have been lou associated in the
general ef:>rts of benevolence, have recent
ly taken. It is ktionn to you. brethren,
that an Anti-Slavery Convention was held
inNew York in April last, styled $-The
American Baptist Anti-Slavery Conven.
tion," from which an Addrcss to Southern
Baptists was issued, signed by the Rev. E.
Galusha, the President of the meeting,
whoisone ofthe V. Presidentsofthe,Bap
tist Board of Foreign Miission, In nhich
Address, we, at the South, are warned of
the heinous guilt of holding slaves, and
urged to purge ourselves or it, by emanci
pating them. if, however, wi do not take
the warning, and continue to hold our
slaves, we are informed by the Convention,
that our people shall be excluded from
their communion tables, and our Ministers
from their pulpits. It is to be presumed,
that, what our Bibles have not taught us
to do, the threats of our brethren at the
North will assuredly fail to accomplish, and
therefore the exclusion will follow as a
matier of course.
If there existed no general concert or ac
.ion between these brethren and us, this
high handed measure would be painful.
mortifying, deeply distressing. But, when
it is known that, for more than twenty years,
the Northern and Southern Baptists have
been united in the grand Missicnary en
terprise, and that God's blessing has been
most manifestly shed down.upon our uni
ted efforts, such a Measure is appalling,
and most sincerely to be deplored. What
the result will he as to fartherconnexion be
tween the Northern and Southern Baptists
generally. in the grand schemes of M11ission
arv, Bible, and Tract effiris is known to
Him only, who "sees the end from the be
Some Churches of our Denomination 19
Alabama have already declared, that an
insuperable barrier is raised, by the course
above mentioned, to their farther co-ope
ration in the Foreien Missionary Depart
inent, with their Northern brethren, and
have advised all their brethren at the South
to seek a different channel for the trans
mission of their benevolent contributions
to the heathen. If this course shall be
generally adopted, we are at once a dis
severed people. But before this shall he
adopted, let us ponder well upon its
It is true, that the President of the Ao
ti-Slavery Convention and signer of the
Address, is one of the Vice Presidents, of
the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions,
bur he acted in his individual character,
and not as the Representative or exponent
of the Board of Missions or Convention.
Now ai the Baptist General Missionary
Convention will assemble at Baltimore
naxt April, would it not be more prudent
and more in accordance with the spirit bf
the Gospel, to wait until that Body shall
assemble, and know whether it will sustain
the views and principles or the Address or
not? If that Body shall disavow those
principles and views, though an individ
val officer maintain them, why should we
separate, and seek a new channel for our
contributions to the heathen? If they
shall sustain them, our course ofaction wil
be clear and unavoidable. We must sepa
rate, and form a new Missionary Body.
Permit us. then, brethren respect fully
to suggest, that no action be had on this
subject before April next: that the South
ern Delegation to the missionary Conven
tion be then full, and that they take such
steps, as they may deem proper for ob
taining an expression of the sentiments of
:hat Boady on this waiter, and on their re
tnt n, inform their constitnents ofthe result,
that they tmay then act, as the nature of
of the case shall require.
The representation of our churches has
beetn full. But the greater part of them
complain of coldntess and sterility. Our
deliberations have been harmonious, the
preaching good, and the weather most fa
vorable. We remain, respectfully yours
in Gospel Botnds.
Whereas a Body of Northern Bap
tists, forming the American Baptist Anti
Slavery Convenition, in the city of New
York in A pril last, did issue an Address,
signed by Rev. Elon Galusha, President
of the meeting, who is one of the Vice
Presidents of the Baptist Board of For
sian Missiotns, w arning the Southern Bap
tists of the sin of holding slaves, and of
the duty of emancipating them, and threa
tening their brethren at the South with
exclusiion from their communjion tables and
their pulpits, if they should not take lhe
admonition and set their slave', free,
Resolued, Thtat our Delegates to the
Baptist General Missionary Convention he
instructed to obtain from that Body at its
next meeting, an expression of its appro
bation or disapprobation of the views and
sentiments contained in that A ddress. To
the end, that if that Body shall approve of
of the views and threats contained in that
Address, the Southern Baptists may take
measures for forming a separate Mission -
Wr od. I. B. .Jotssoz', Moderator
JoaN HEWIT, Clerk.
For the Advertiser.
Respectfolly dedicated to the deluded wor
shippers of the invincible Hero.
0!I am a free nigger, tanies be to Arter Tappia,
And to "de ole Ace" wvoi like. in "log eabbin,"'
Good-by butckrow-mnan, as de fly tote de spider,
For I am sot free, jist to drink hard cider.
Tipy Tip, Tipy Tip.
I'll vote for "de Gineral" wot hilem in"logecalbin"
An wheni we gits"de bank" wvi Ill be a grabbin;
Den ininy will be plenty ind our pockets be
An ebry body will be flush, wvid muny and
"De Gineral" is a brave man, in his papersyou
But when the ought to fit, wvi den he did "e
Being all in de' sarvice lie thot lie wood retire,
To drink "lhard cider" in "log cabin" by do ire.
Tipy Tip, Tiny Tin.