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FXTRACTS frew the Minutes of the
dae1Bapis Asocidaion, consvened
og Cunk, VEdge ld Distria, .
c., ae 11th, Septem r, 1841.
" The Delegates of the Churches assem
bled in the Meeting House, at 10 o'clock,
A. 3., on Saturday. and were called to
order by the Moderator.
Elected the brethren W. B. Johnson,
Moderator; John Hluiet, Clerk; and R.
o. Mays, Treasurer.
"On motion of brother M. M. Abney;
Reaohed, That the thanks of this body are
due, to Almighty God, for the blessings
which he has conferred on most of the
Charches, that compose this body, during
the past year; that, the state of those
Churches, which have not been partak
ers in these blessings, be a subject of spe.
cial prayer; and that the Moderator lead
in these exercises ofthanksgiving and pray.
yet. Whereupon, Lthe Moderator imme
diately engaged in these duties.
"Brother J. Culpepper, Agent of the
Furman Institution, addressed the Asso
ciation at some length on the objects of his
Mission; to which the Mioderator added
some remarks, explanatry on the same
subject. Whereupon, the following pre
amble and resolution were unanimously
"Whereas brother J. Culpepper, Agent
of the Board of Trustees of the Furman in
stitution, has made to this body some ion
portant statements, in reference.to the I n
stitution and his agency; Resolred, That
we are much gratified with the prospects (if
the Institution and recommend that brother
C. be affectionately received by our bre
thren and others, friendly to benevolent ex
ertions, andaliberally ststained in his eiforts
for collections, in aid of " This school of
"The Committee on Su2gestions and
Queries, from the Churches, Report: That
they have had under considerationtthe re
spective subjects, embraced in theletters
from the C'nurches, and now ofer their
Report: 1. That they cordially approve
of the suggestion from the Edgefield Vil
tage Baptist Church, in which it is propos
ed, that eight Missionaries be employed by
the Domestic Mission Board, for 2 months
in the year, to travel and preach through
the'Churchesof thirbody. and recommend
its adoption by the Association. 2, That
they have duly considered the subject of
imparting Religious instruction to the color
ed people within our bounds, as suggested
byuhhe Church of Little Stephens' Creek;
ana recommend, that the Churches and
Ministers of the Association, be requested
to take measures for giving oral instruc
sio., from the Scriptures o. truth, on the
Lords Day, on which they assemble for
Religious service, to the coloured popula
tion. They further recommend, that where
conveniences may not now be provided for
the accommodation of these people, in tihe
Neetin; Housesofthe Churches, that such
convenences may be supplied with allcon
vemient despatch: They recommend also,
that it be recommended to the ownars of
servants, that they also impart Religious
instruction to them at home, at stated and
convenient seasons. 3. That on the Query
Dom the Salem Church; ". Is it consistent
Goselnair fr a Careisuhndi
e .'i'iane who isi
bitual practice of engaging in the common
party playsof the day ?" 'They recommend
she answer to be in the negative.
Wo. B. JOHNSON, Chaira .
" The whole report was concurred in;
and that portion of it which relates to the
subject of the query rrom the Salem
Church, was ordered to be embodied in a
circular, to be published with the minutes
of the present year, and the M'oderatur re
quested to prepare the letter.
-"The Donaestic Missionary Board made
the following Report: That finding their
means inadequate to the paymnent'of a Mis
sionary for a year's service, they adopted
the plan of appoinuing four M~issionaries for
twof months, at $25 00 each, per mouth.
The working of this plan has been most
happily blessed. In their Missionary tour,
these bret'oren have gone two and two, in
conformity with our Lord's example. With
several of the Churches they have preach
ed a week, and in some places have been
detained for a greater length of time. The
reports or the letters from thme Churches
wil furnish proof of the wisdoum of the plan.
and the blessing orGod upon it. Thie Board
recommend, therefore, he~co~nt iinmanmce nod'
enlargement of this plan, by the r~ppoint:
meat of eight Missionaries instead or four,
for two months in the year; as, by this air
rangement, all the Churches can be vis-im
ed, and enjoy time labors of tihe brethren for
several days together; and at a sena'n of
the year too, at which leisure is aflianded
to the citizens generally, to attetnd Pro
"The Moderator, as the Denlegate or
this iody to the Triennial Missionary Con
vention, and other General lnastitution~s of
the Baptist Denominmation, that asmeamblekd
in Baltimore. in A pril Iast, gave n full statie
ment of the proceedings of thmose bodies, itn
relation to the difficulties growing out or
the doings of Abolitionists or our order:
Whereupon, on motion of brother J1. M1.
Chiles, the following Preamble and Reso
lutions were unanimously adopted -
" Whereas, 'it hath pleased Almighty
God, to incline time heartsof the memrbers of
the Triennial Missionary Convention, and
the othmer General Institutionas or the Bap
tist Denomination at their meeting in A pril
last, so to adjust the difficulty, growing out
of the conduct of some Almolitiomiets, mnem
bers of that body, as to remove thme danger
of a separation or time Northernm and South
era Churches, embraced in the!Convention,
and thme other General Institutions of our or
"1. That, our thanks arc due and here
by expressed, to Almighty God, for his gra
eious interposition in bringing about the
adjustment of the difficulty in the Scrip.
tural brotherly manner adopted.
"2. T'hat our thanks are hereby given to
our Delegate to thme Convention and Gen
eral Institutions of our Denomination, for
his efforts in bringing about the adjustment.
"3. That: we are encouraged tocontinue
our prayers and contribjution~s in the cause
of seadngthe Gospel to mime destitute in our
own country, and to the distant heathen,
ad recommend to our Churches not to be
" The Committee on the State or itet- h
gion, Report:-That the Spiritual condi- a
tion of the Churches is much improved. u
The labors of the Domestic lMissionaries a
have been muchIblessed in reviving profes- a
sors, so that a much more healthy action ft
pervades the body of the Lord's people, I
than did last year. The nett gain to the b
Association is 325, but the amount of con- fi
tributions for benevolent objects has much d
declined. Thisjmay be owing to thelpecu- e
niary pressure or the country. Seven Tem- c
perance Societies are yet laboringfor the it
reclaiming of sinful men from the pernici
ous influence of the intoxicating draught. I
Their energies, however, are not a little a
weakened, ;by the continued practice of c
some members of Churches,!and it is to be '
feared of soin Preachers of the Gospel,
who distil their fruit into brandy, by which I
the thirst for alcohol continues to be grati- 9
fied, and lie eternal salvation of their souls S
end angered. Eight Benevolent Societies 8
continue theircourse of beneficent exertion, 1
whilst eighteen Ordained and nine Licens
ed Preachers, are engaged in proclaiming 8
the glad tidings of salvation to perishing
1W. B. JOHNSON, Chairman.
The Edgrfield Buptist Associrion to the 3
Churches within her limgits:-Setdetk
Christian Salutation. .
Bnrovii BatHREN: C
By a resolution in our Minutes, youowill
see, that we have determined to resume our i
former practice of addressing you in Circu- 1
lar Leiters; and, in the present one, re- 1
quest your attention to the grounds, on
which our answer to the following Query
from the Salem Church is predicated.
Query:-[s it consistent with Gospel or
der, that a Church shall hold in her fellow
ship, a nemsber, who is in the .habitual
practice of engaging in the party plays of
It is to be understood, that, by these
pslays, are meant, Cards, Dice. Billiards,
Ninepits. Draughts,Chess,Back Gammon,
iorse Raci;;i, "awn iu3 iug, in its va- c
rious forms, Dancinag parties, costly Enter
tainmetbts fur carnal pleasure, the Theatre, I
Circus, vain show s and such like amuse.
it maust be admitted, that the Scripture
does not, in so many teords, condemn these
amusements. Their prohibition, if they
are prohibited at all, must he learnt front
the general principles and precepts of the
word of God. To these must the ever va- I
rying, ever multiplying inventions of men
be brought for approval or rejection. s To '
the law and the testimony! If they not
speak not according to this word, it is be
cause there is no light in them." For, - All t
Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, I
for correction, for instruction in righteous
ness. that the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
It must, therefore, be a complete code of
laws for the man of God, to which these
plays tnay be safely brought, for ascertain
ing their true character.
The first general principle to which we'
direct your attention on this subject. is thi
- Ye are not your own. For yeare-boght
with a price." The conclusion, dedelble
from this principle, is wrought into the fo
lowing q-neral precepts. "Therefore, Glo
rify God in your body and in
ye iit or drink, or whatsoeveryje-f&k A
tnq the glory of God. Give none offe
neither to the Jeu s. nor to the Gentiles,
nor to the Church of God." That is, throw
no stumalin-; block in the way of the Jews,
or Gentile,., or she members oftlne Church,
by which they may fall. According to she
getneral principale .just laid down, believers
are recogmzed,. as the absolu:e property of
God-a poaerty purchased at the inestim
able laice uf the blood of God's own Son.
The bodies anad souls of these believers are
edeemedl, by this price, from the degrada
tiona of sin anid the naiseries of hell. They
are therefore bound to conform themselves
in thhntght, in word, and itt action, not only
to the teuler of the Divinte requrement, but
also to tts spirit. Let us, now, bring these
plays or amusefments, in t hese respects, "to
the law and :he testimony."
I. In reference to the thoughts. " Every
thou;;ht is to he brought into captivity to
she obedientce of Christ." Let us now ask ;
Are any of ihiese plays ornamusements fit
ted toa promteit tthesetnd ? Can there he one
spairittual jthought chaerished 'in their enjoy.
ment ? Can there he one holy affectiotn
nouriahoed there ? C'an the love of God be
encreasesd bay thsem!? Do tnot these amnuse
etates 'erve, olaneehecontrary'. to render the
thoeughts arnd aff~ctioans casraal, ;and to wea
ken the hiorce of dlivine leave ina the soul ?
And ina proapornion as they arc indeulged in;
Are taut tthe Scriptunrees negde'cted ? Is not
secret prayer restraisnedl, and ejaculatory
prayer atbadonedl! Can the Christian, it
these amtuseumemas, lift upa his heart with
gratitude so God fur the paardean of his sins,
ande for crasec to overcoe theta? Can Ihe
pay "L'ed us tnot insto tempatation, deliver
mue from all evil, and freom its appearance ?"
No! Th'lis is imptlossibale. llencre theta are
these plays condemnne laprohibaited :.y
the la w and thec tesstmonty, foar they promote
not the subject ion of every thought to the
obedience at Christ, but the carnality and
debaasemnt of shoe, all. They bring tao
glory to God, but tend to tharow a stumlaling
block in the way of thne Jews, the Gentiles,
and the Church of God.
2. Not only is "every thought to be
barought into captivity to the obedience of
Christ :" But -our speech is to be always
with grace. seasoaned with salt, that we
may know how we are to answer every
mana." l-'or, "no corrupt communication"
is allowed, " to proceed "out'of our moutha,
but that which is good to the use of edify
ing, that it may mitnister grace unto dhe
hearers." Al! " filthainess, foolish talking
and jesting are forbidden." Let us ask
agnin: Are any of these amusements cal
culated to assist believers in attaining to
such purity of specech as is hereby enjoined?
Can they be imparovedl by the conversation
at such plays ina the best modes of speecht
to edify souls1' Are they in these places
schooled in the best language for minais
tering grace to their hearers ? Suppose
that, at the close of one of thosefamuse
ments, a professor should attempt to admon
ish the company of their sins, and exhort
thetm .to repent and turn from the error of
their ways? Would not the terms falter
upon his lips, and the unavailing effort
extort the tauntin; reeroof: " Physician,L
Dal tb .l" Suppose the same profesl
,r, re row big unsuccessful effort
pon should attempt to repeat it
pon bren, would not the consctous
ass of own defection close bis lips, and
irbid ' terance of the words that be
ad ted? Let him repair to his ha
itati= engage in the duties of the
imily altar, could he read God's word with
elight. cpki he lift up his voice in pray
r with siisfaction I Could he retire to his
let a 'ank God ror the opportunity or
nprovift his speech in a spiritual manner,
rhich l~had diligently employed ? Alh !
io. TlMould be impossible. If in these
museubls, then, the Christian's speech
aonot always with grace, ,eawned
rias t on the contrary debased by
in; th 1 these plays or amusements
rohibiby Almighty God, because they
ive y to Him, and tend to throw
tumblint )locks, in the way of the Jews.
ndfthe Gistiles, and the Church of God,
iat the * ay fall.
3. sJters " are created in Christ Je
us untolood works." Therefore, the
iavior sitb, "Let your light so shine be
re meorthat they may see your good
rorks 0ory your Father who is in
lea eActions are the true exponents
f prin ' Therefore saith Christ: " If
e lo I Ne. keep my commandments."
kood w-ts have the word of God ror their
ule, t iv; Iof God for their motive, and
he gloof God for their end. Can any
man fitlkln the whole word of God, a rule
)r any Tthese p'ays? Can he discover
bat tis;Tove of God moves those who
make, aWd those who engage in them, or
hat, is ittending upon them, the love of
iod, go1ss in the heart, or leaves a sweet
avor upon the spirit, when they are over?
oan ivethat the glory of God is in
lay promoted by them? To test this,
et usak Can these plays be introduced
C clos4witlreuding the Scriptures, pray
r or prlise to God's holy name? Is Je
ovah's same mentioned by those in atiten
lance ith respect or afectin ? Can they,
n prepsn for thesegplays, retire to their
losetsv,,od solemnly appeal to the search
r of bgets for the purity uf their desire in
oing ,..shem? Can they tell Him, that it
s for hilgory. and pray to Ilim to enable
he. Wact their parts well in the game,
r at thamtdrment? This cannot be done.
rhen atetbese plays, W.'.mn brought to the
aw andtbe testimony, contrary bo'h to the
etter aindspirit of God's Holy Word, and
erefo a they prohibited, because they
ive nat glory to God, but tend to throw
tumblini blocks in the way of the Jews,
and OhoGentiles, and the Church of God,
hat they may fall.
In adlclusion, we observe, Dear Bre
hrenthat from the view of the subject, pre
ented ihove, the plays mentioned at the
tead tf ihis letter are inconsistent with
hristilCharacter. That if a member of
be Ch*rb shall engage in them, or attend
ipont1 ; be ought to beaffiectionately ad
nonisof his inconsistency, and if after
lue . maintained, he shall persevere
n sne~ course of conduct, he should be
from the fellowship of the Church.
ting has been delightfully bar
and deeply interesting.
s asma-Exte ct15
the Democratic candi
Fat. N, tor, is.52 ahead in Belmont,
)at saitli be 69 behind in-Harrison coun
v. Ifis., be is defeated by 17 votes.
*Jeferson county, reported to have given
lr old Democratic majority, This se
:ures a Senator and two Representatives
-the latter two gain.
Later.-A slip from the Union confirms
the success in this district.
in Coshocton, the whole Democratic
icket elected, Meredith, Democrat, has
tout 50)0 majority. Great gain over last
Washington county has given a Fcdecral
iajority of 591. Nyc is beaten, therefore,
sy about 300! Van liuren majority last
year about 40 votes ini the district compo
ted of Washington. Morgan and Perry!
Ihis is glory enongh.
Morgan county, which gave, laet year,
>t 59 Democratic majotrit y no'v sweeps
>wer the track with 20U! This has been
the great battle (?) ground of the season.
here Atius Nyc's -*sow andl pigs" nestled
rr the State that for his, hungry and gaut
irood of sqenking; banks. We may snfely
act it down as certain ahat Nve isdecfeated,
liagracedi, and severcly reb~ukced by his
ronstituenuts for his iniquitons protje'ct of
banking. What have those Whigs in
inher parts of the State 10 say. who were
Juped by his cunning! Where is the Jour
al's possible predic:ions?
The Aurora also says, that Perry, part
f Nye's district, has given 71)3 Decmocrat
ic majority. Oh! for these pet pigs. Wae
have a most singular enigraving, from Cin -
cinnati, representinag Nyc and his sow anal
pigs and Board of Control! We almost
WVayne county had elected her whole
Democtatic ticket by 8 or 901)!
Richmond, the Berks of Ohio, by her
usual majorily. The defeat of Nye, in his
district. and the election of Mr. hartley in
his, must be gall to the bankcrs.
Old Celumbiana astoundls us-she has
given says aslip from the Patriot otlice.
from 7 to 800 Democratic majority! Last
year Van Buren 50 majority. Well done
old Columbimna. Where is the Palladi
um. friend Morgan? Mr. Aten elected
Senator, and Mr. Jenkits to the H-ouse.
Kelley, Whig, is elected to the Hlouse
from Cayahoga county, to says tho 11cr
aId, samne as last year,
Little Homes, the Thermopylae of Ohio,
has gives 776!! majority for the Demo
cratic ticket, so says the Farmer. Thus
we have two Demaocratie members of the
House from llilnims anal Tuscarawas.
The Zanesville Aurora says that the
Democrats have carracad Guernsy county.
If so, a gnin of one Representative.
The resut as fur as heard from wieth er
We give the returns, as far as ascertain
ed with certainty.
Fom the Kingston (U. C.) CAnmide.
Attempt to destroy our War Steamers on
Lake Erie.-We mentioned briefly in a
recent number of this paper, a desperate
attempt which was made on the morning
of the 17th uIt., to destroy H. M. steam
vessels Toronto and Mines, then lying at
anchor at Chippewa. The following par
ticulars may be relied on as strictly cor
At about 10 minutes before 3, A. M.,
the sentry on the forecastle of -he Toronto
saw a light approaching the vessel, appa
rently two or three hundred yards ahead.
He hailed it twice, but received qo answer;
he was in the act of calling the attention of
the sergeant of the watch, when it ciplo
ded with a tremendous noise, shaking the
ship to her centre-and as it afterwards ap
peared, breaking the windows in several
houses on shore. As the smoke cleared
away a boat was seen pulling with great
swiftness toward Grand Island. She was
immediately pursued by a boat from the
Toronto, but without success.
The next morning a cask was seen stick
ing in the mud close to the bank near the
spot where the explosion took place. On
examination it was found to be full of pow
der, ingeniously fitted into a kind of plot
form to make it Boat steadily, and with a
fuze half burnt, fixed in the bung-hole.
To the cask were attached several fathoms
of whale line, by which it must evidently
have been connected with the one that ex
pioded-and the use of which was no doubt
to take across the bows of the vessel, so as
to bring a cask on either side of her as
they floated down with the btreanm.
On the arrival ofCommodore Sandom,
on the 23d ult., an inquiry by a board of
magistrates took :.'a ce, and several deposi
tions of parties v-re taken; the only cir
cuistance of importance that was elicited,
was, that on the same morning a farmer
on Grand Island, in going round his fields,
found four men lying asleep in a shanty,
and a boat hauled up on the beach close by;
the men were armed. and one of them lie
knew to be from Buffalo, and an accom
plice of the notorious Lett-who has since
openly expressed his regret at the failure of
the attempt. The barrel bore the mark of
a brewery in Butialo, and contained up
ward of 100 pounds of gunpowder. A
musket shot was fired from the upper end
ofNavy Island, at the Toronto's boat, as
she passed in pursuit.
The Cash System.-The Editors of the
Augusta Chronicle 4- Sentinel have deter
mined hereafter, to pursue a cash system,
so far as relates to subscriptions to that
paper. This, after all, is the only way in
which the business of publishing newspa
pers can be carried on succesfully, unless
it is with those who print for glory and the
good of their country and not for their bread
and butter. Being among the latter claso,
we adopted the cash system some months
since with subscribers out of the city. and
have yet had no cause to regret it. To he
sure, when we commenced, we were obli.
ged to erase many names from our books,
among whom, no dotabt, there were sever
al who were perfectly able to pay but as
we did not know them, we could make no
distinction, and therefore served the good
and bad alike.
We are sorry thus to have offended un
intentionally many good subscribers who
were able and willing to pay, but as they
ijid not dAn. we had to ifaerswey did not
wantato continue their subscription and we
pursued a uniform course. Our number
has since been more than made up, and
our subscription list is constantly on the
increase. We know now who our sub.
scribers are, and can therefore depermd up
on receiving a quid pro quo fomr our labor.
We also ceased seniditng the pnper gratui
tously toatny one, being determined to make
our paper worth the subscriptiotn price as
kedl for it. Those, therefore, who want it,
have to pay for it, and those who do tnt,
do not put us to nt needless expense. Ble
sides, the ma~n who takes a paper without
payitng for it, gives no proof that he appre
ciates in and therefore pays its editor a ve
ry pour cotnplimient.
Our experienice teaches us that the cash
system will have to be adopted by the
corps generally, throughout the State, and
the sooner they make op their minds to go
into ii, the better for all concerned.-Sa
Fromt the N. V'. le rald.
Progress of the Great Counter Revolu
tion-.More Vertoes.-The great counter
revolutin which commenced on the acces
sion of "Ca ptain Tyler" to t he Presidency.
has been gointg on with prodigious force andI
momentum amnong the people.
In addition to the great changrs which
have marked, with huge paws, the recent
electionts in Vermont, Maine, and other
Sta tes, we have to record a complete revo
Itution in the politics of Maryland. The
State contest just hehld there. has resulted
itt the election of Thomas by a majority of
nearly l1000-and this astonishinug result
has been eff'ected in the face of the late
revolutionary address, backed by M1r,
Clay's proposal to mutilate te Constitu -
tion, and cotncurred ini by the romp of the
Whig party in Congress. A t this election
the bank question, with its several affiliated
meiasures of spoliation and plunder, were
distinctly made the issue-and they have
been vetoed by the people of Marylatnd by
at large a:id thtumping majority. Acr
ditng, therefore, to the choice logic of the
revolutionary Whi2 rum, about 25.000U vo
uer itt Maryland have become "traitors"
anad "rentegaides"' to the agents of the Lont
dun stockjobbers, who expected to get
$I0,000,000 annually, out of the people of
America in the shape of usurious interest.
This singular-this curious-this re
markable revolution is still in progress.
This week the election takes place in
Pennsylvania, and next month in New
The same general ressult may be ex
pected ini both States. The question of
bank or no bank is now miade distinctly
one of the most prominent issues, and the
people are very rapidly and decisively re
turnting their verdict atnd veto in the same
Democratie Iherrsy. -The New York
Express, a leadling W'hig paper, ini an or
tidle in wic'h they try to prove that the
judiciary ought to be the President's cotn
science in the exercise of the veto power,
say wvith reference to Geti. Jackson's veto
rire.---The followitg extracts from letters rd.
ived in Charleston, bring the sad tidings that
ae of the most,(nrishing towns in our State
as been nearly destroyed by this devouring
rmenta,ad that destrurtion, no doubt, accom
ished by the villainou hand of incendiarism.
Gronorvow., Oct. 19, dI,4.
The business part ofour Town is destroy.
I by Fire, and by an incendiary. The
ork was commenced at 6 o'clock last
Pening at the residence ofi Mr. C. A. Ma.
ill on ifie north t-ide of lay-si. At about I
'clock this morning she fiend put bis torch
> the rear of Mr. Mlagill's Shop on the op.
esiae side of the street and the consequence
I awful. The prominent business part of
he town is an ashes.
G "t"Tgows. (8. C.) Oet, [0,
Gentlenen :-Our town was visited with
idreadful fire last night. supposed, anl I
lave no doubt correctly, the work ofan in.
endiary. The fire commenced near Mr.
3enjtmin King's wharf. All she buildings
rom the narket to J.G. Hlennings & Co's
eharf, are destroyed on the water side or
he street. The principal sufferers are Est.
W. Chapman. B. King, R. Frisbie, J. C.
Porter, John Ralston. S. Kirton, Oaldwell
le Lathers, G. C. & W. J. M-jnro, Jacob
Wayne, J. Farrow & Son. C. A. Magill,
3. J. Cuttino, McKenzie.
It is inposible-to say who are and who
are not insured, nor -hat amount of loss,
as all is confus;on to-day.
You will be pleaser to learn that the
Bank is in no way implicated. Yours, &c.
Anmberextrac of a letter, enumerates
he fo:lowing as the owners and occopiesof
he houses burnt:
Estate of Allston, occupied by W. Chap
man; B. King.ocupied by Cuttino; King,
3ccu)ied by Frishie; MeNulty, occupied
liy Kirton; Estate of Lathrop, two stores,
occupied by Caldwell & Lathers; Estate
of Trapier. two stores, occupied by K. C.
Porter. and J. Rallston; store owned and
ccupied by W. J. Munro; Estate of Tra
pier, ocenapied by Rupert & Dickerson;
store owned by Farrow, unoccupied; store
owned and occupied by S. Farrow; two
stores owned by estate of Shackelford ;one
occupied by McKenzie, saddler. The sie.
lor shop. where the fire commenced, owned
by McNulty and occupied by C. A. McGill.
The Bie Cause in Ricanad.-We are
gratified to learn that the distribution of
the Sacred Volume in this District. ba
been as thorough and complete as its most
ardent friendscould reasonably hope. Ev
ery family has been -.isited, and everydes.
titute one supplied, either by sale or gift.
except two, its which either was refused.
The agent for the country. was everywhere
else most favorably received, Ile found
50 families entirely destitute, and, most
sad and painful to relate-most disgrace.
ful and mischievous, in a country like this
-290 persons over 21 years of age, who
conlel not read a word tn that volume, or
anly other! Is not this enough to rouse
both the christian and patriot-the friends
alike of religion. of education, of public ia
telligence, and of a free, and unperveted
exercise of the right of suffrage-to acorn
mon, united, and vigorouseffort toremedy
this great public evil ?-SoutA Caroliniaa.
From the esaabusrg Joamal.
President Tylers' Instructions.-We
Iook uImn the late instruction of the Presi
lent to the lion. S. R. Ifoltbie' Acting
Post Master General. respecting Political
Editors of newspapers holding effices
af Postmasters, as a candid and business
like letter, Is speaks facts, which are of
danily occurrence. We do not view these
instructions at all as touching upon usur
pa.tionl. The Post Ol~rce Department
should he a thorough reform in the sman
ngeent of mail conveyance and of mail
regulation. As it is, the Department will
be behaindl every year. Our Rail Rood,
have plucked off a large amount of reve
ntt.e; let ters are conveyed by passengers and
aither wise, and utany persons tmake it more
of a business to have their correspondence
conveyed ibis way than through the Post
Office, even men who would spurn the
idea of not being considered mercehants of
high standing. Whiat most be the feel
ings of a Post Master, who has to spend
hi' timne and labor through ditferent hour.
of ithe night,. under the promises of an
eqlual anal hionorable portion of the revenue
to be dearived frotm this source. Can he
give his timne and services for such vague
aind uncertain promises, when hte can do a
great deul better at some other business!
Ifrom the Camden Joural.
soL'tt ac A oLtYa coLU.t~
The regret which has been expressed in
so manny quarters, at the resignation of Mr.
Biarn well, as President of this Institution,
is. we doaubt not, deeply and universally
felt. The flaourishing state of the College
during his aministration, inmediately
sutccding too, as st didl, such a gloomy pe
riod in its history, the place be bad gained
inl the resp~ect andl atlections of the Ste
dents, t he conlidenuce he had inspired in the
pa;renits andl guardians, all speak a language
not to be misunderstood; and we, in cons
tmon with others, sympauhise in the loss
which the State has. sustained.
It is quite common among the great ma
jority oif the cotmmunity to suppose that
they have very little interest in the coa
dlact or maniagcement of the College, unless
they have either sons or wards which they
arc edlucating, or intend to educate there..
Buot tht;s is a niistnken idea. The Soutb
Cttrolina~ College is a public Irstitution
the great fountain of learning, from which
has. ctnanttaed, and from whbichu is still to
be es pcesed the minds which are so entral
r he State in ad its dertments, social and
kecislattive. Thte young ment who are ed
necated there, are to he dispersed through
out the State. anal will give tone anal char
acter to the public opinion of the corn
mntwealal. The complexion which this
ptzhiic aopitnin assinntcs, wvill greatly de
pend upoan those whoa have the control of
ste C llege, anal heuco, the Interest which
every Carolittnan hats in the Judieious se
lection of a presidling officer of an institu
tiona of such tmighly influence.--the pro.
vic of which is to mould thae principles
anda characters of the men whn are to he
ouar future governors ail nd aw-givers.
l.'ecling as we do, a deep interest in the.
sucecess ofthlii noblo institution, and clainer
in-; the richtt. which ce.ry citizen ha ,ur
"This heresy Was consilered as charac
cristic or the arbitrary and despotic dispo- cc
stiou of General Jackson; but it did not or
wiginate with him. Like most all other in2
insound and heretical doctrines in this
:Ountry, it came from Mr. lerierson."
So the Whigs attribute to Mr. JetTerson ?
sall the untsound and heretical political doc
Irines in tiis country!" What staunch
Democrats the Whigs are! It is a pity et
they should so far forget themselves in their ,
pretensions to i)cmocracy. They should ,
be more careful not to show the cloven
root of Federalism, if they would pass for 0
Democrats.- Erie (Pu.) Obserrer.
EDGEFIELD C. 11.
THURSDAT. Oc'ruON. 2$. 1z-41
Texas Loan.-The N Y. Evening Post says 3
That General lamilton intends leaving Europe
for this country during this rmnrrhl, bringing With
hitn the proceeds of the Texas loan in gold.
This must be glorious news to the holdess of
Texas Bonds and Treasury Notes, and a spee
dy advance in their prices may be anticipated.
Rail Roads at .1 aran.-It is announced in the
N. Y. paper, thiat the Comtitroller of that State I
has advertised to sell rt Anction, on the third
MIonday in April next, the Ithara and Owego,
and the Catskill or Canajoharie Rail Roads, arid
their appurtenances; default hnving been made
in ipayment of the interest on the stock loaned
by the State, to aid in their construction.
Penasyrania.-The Democratic papers elaism
a majority for their candidate for Governor, of
22,000. It is notyet ascertained ilhe exact con
plexion of the Legislature, but it is probable
that it is Democratic. The Whigs acknowledge
themselves badly beaten in this old Democratic
Ohio.-By acenunts from this State, which we
publish in another column, the Democrats have
The Charlestan Mercury says:
" in fisconsin, Dodre, (Dem.) is elected
Delegate to Congress. by a large majority.
"In the town elections in Conecticut the De
mocrats have gained a great ascendency, lar.
ing carrIed as far as returns have been received,
about two thirds of the town,.
1 In New Jersey. the Democrats have gained
13 members of the Council and iouse of Re.
presentatives, and parties will be nearly ba
lanced. Last year the Whtigs had about three
foorths of tihe whole.
Indepedsent Treasury.-The Independent
Treasury Law was in operation more than a
year, and never was there a system that work
ed so well. Even the Whips could not point
to a single instance of mismanagement or loss
under it. At irs repeal, the Receivers General
were prepared ix a single day to settle and trans.
fer accounts. Such promptitude could not be
found under any other system.
A Lung Negotiation.-John Ross. the famons
Cherokee Chief, and his suite, are now on their
way borme from Washington. They have been
resident in that city two years. engaged in ws
~gociations with the United States Government,
relative to the removal of the tribe.
Rumored Beak Robbery -A rumor comes
from Springfield, Ill., that a Teller in the State
Bank has absconded, leaving the institution mi.
na about $12,000J; no nmes or particulars
Another.-The Cashier of the N. Y. Corn
mercial Bank, Rt. W. Redtis'el, Ih Swartwont
ed, leaving .heat institution mintis ahont $5.000J.
We should say. tha-t the facilities o. ered tby the
lines of ateamers, between this coutry arnd Eu
ropie, are becomning an erdi.
Good Currenry.-Frty-mr pesr cent. ii the
rate of discount on the nut,-s of the late P'hila
delphaia United States Bank.
W!ar Mforemenet.-(Ordters hiave beseni receive-d
at thec Philadlelphia Navy Yard. fur the con
struction of two war steamers of the medium
Thee Camtden Journal rof the ~0 20 inist., states
rh-at the dwelling hiotne of .Mrs. Ihreyv Casinn at
Taxahtaw. Lancaste-r District, wsas entirely de
stroyed bey tire, ou Tuesdlay morning the 5th
notanr. abioumt 9 o'clock. The. hiidlsin:: n' ath its~
conitents i' a nttal loss. The loy. of .\rs. Ca.s
mon in money, p~apersm and o.ther property is said
to be very conusidlerable.
The I lartford Tunes, cointasins the following,
as the- renmark olan oldhj emoscratic veteran, on
Isis readinug tie- last veto:
" ell if this aint the last nsqueeze of the ci
der hiatrel. lurm mistaken. At anty rate the teung
!Lahor Saring' Machise.-Thet Bangor Whtig
says:-" A Yankee. int Boston. has set tip ani
horse Thrashing Mlachinie I>r the convenrience of
piarents arid gutardlians having unruly bhy s
hie'll lick an urchein like lthunderfi fo ur pence.
Small lickinigs done foer two censts only, arid the
most entire satisfactiont warsanted."
Thme Brother Johinathan says:-" Somtebody~
wvill be starting a petity opepoiition,. and "lick"
One or two of these mai. hines wol be well
piatinizedl, ito doubt, in thec.e diggings, for a
short time, as there arc ant quantity of unirtly
btoys, wvho wan~t corrn-et ion.
Dest ruclire tire.
Ileuween 7 aend 8 o'clock thsis nmornineg
the Iige Ilonir mill inu this city, ownedl by
y'our neighbors. 3leursr. Wihams andi .ohn
James, of South street, ewas dliscovereds sir:
fire, anti although every exermiont was
made bty the well organiized fire depanrs
mntt of this city, ten thousand beusbels of
wheat, valued at mtore thane $l0.00, were
destroyed, besides a considerable quantity
of hinter, the exact amnnt of wich I coul
not learn. Trhe grain ands aosnr were the
proporty of the ocenpanea, Alessrs, Sage
amid Kenenady, who were only insured h>r
$,000M. It is believed that the bumilsing
andI machinery were insuired biy the on mn
..;a isew Y'ork.-C'om. lderliser.