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'umber as 5tito- wbczte ;Mrassachu-:
setts resolutioci epe: referred.
An attemptaasimade to introduce reso
lotions of jsmillreiinsport from theLegis
lture o Jbama: butwithout success.
Tli s.aisder of the day was'devoted
to the coiideration of the bill of Mr. Dui
can, which provides for the=casting of all
'the, ftaor President and Vice Pres.. nt
on the sate day. 'o deginite action was
bad thereon. l irDuncn has the foor ii
continuation to morroW.
z ,.- :arch 7.
IntheSenatgallr ;the resentation of
Petitions, a_--esolition was submitted by
Mr. Walkerisuting the Post Office.
Committee:teoislder the expediency of
providing by law 'for the transmission of
Mr.-Archer presented tesolutions of the
Legislature of Virginia, similar- to those
presented in-the House yesterday, strongly
denouncing those resolutions of the Mas
achusetts Legislature which propose to
cut off the slave representation He moved
the printitig of -all -he resolutions on the
subject, but at the reqest of. Mr. Bagby,
who intends introducing additianal resolu
tions, thsubject was postponed till to
morrow. >'. -
.Mr. Wobridg called up his reselution
for the printing- of the sHouse documents
containing Mr. R. C. Johnson's 200 mil
lions. scheme. It was opposed by Mr.
Eing, and after sotte conversational de
bate, the whole mater was referred to the
Committee on Printing..4
- After the disposal of seieral other mat
ters of no importanc6, the resolution of Mr.
Seple relative to the jointioccupation of
Oregon, was again taken up.
Mr. Miller having the floor, made -a
e h of two hours against the resolution.
When he concluded, the Senate adjourn
ed without taking the question. ' Mr. Bu
channon has the floor to-morrow.
Mr. Archer failed to redeem his promise.
by making a motion to close the debate. I
presume it w.ill go on for some weeks lon
-In the House, a great number of reports.
were received from Committee. They
were mostly of a private character. The
Committee on Naval Affairs to whom had
been referred thebill to amend the act for
the preservation of the lives of passengers
on board steam vessels, reported back the
same with sundry amendments.
Mr. Burke, from the Select Committee,
appointed to consider-the' memorial of the
Democratic members of the Rhode Island
Legislatures protesting against .the 'new
charter. etc., olferedga resolution asking
that theComtmittee may be authorized to
send for persons and papers..
The resolution was warmly opposed by
Messrs. Causlin and Cranston, on the
ground that the Getseral Government has
no right ta interfere with the intrenal
aftairs of the States. The morning hour
expiring in the midst of the discussion, the
subject lies over to-morrow.
The House then resumed the considera
tion of the bill of Mr. Duncan providing
for the casting of votes for President and
Vice President on the same day.
. Mr. Clingman, of N. C., took the foor
and replied with some humor to the po
litical speech of Mr. Duncan of yesterday.
Mr. D. had' denounced the Whigs and
their measures, and Mr. C. returned the
compliment-byholding up to ridicule the
other party When he concludedthe fur
ther consi.deration of the bill was postponed
The remainderof the day was oecupied
by the consideration, ini Committee or-the
Whole olte hill making appropriation for
the sap~port of-the Militairy Academy at
West Pointl -
Considerable anxiety is manifested to
hear whether Mr. Calhoun will accept
his recent appointment. Heavy- wages
are laid that he will not.. .Mrh
In the Soette, this morning, a great num
ber of memiorials on the subject of postage.
were presented and referred to the Post Of
Mr. Buchanan presented memorials from
Pennsylv'ania, strongly protesting .against
any chan e in the present tariff act.
Memorialistsere also presented-in fa
vor of continuing the Cumberlanid Road,
the armed occupation of Oregon, and for
numerous other objects.
In the House, after ihe disposal of some
unimportanabusiness, the resolution asking
that the Select Committee on the memo
rial of the Demnocratic members of the
Legislature of Rhode lsland,-be allowed
to mend for persons and papers, was again
tak Cruanston havinite ioor, continued
- his remarks from yesterday lHe attacked
the memorial with much warmth, and de
nied the assertions therein made, relative
to the Dorr charter.
Mr. flathburtt followed in a -very severe
reply, ntil his remarks were cut short, by
ibe expiration of-the miornn hour.
Mr. :McKay,'- from the Committee on
Ways an#~Means, reported a voluincious
bill, providing for numerous amendments
to tiespresent tariffact. It was read t wice
and committed. He'stated that the ma
-ority of the Committee-will have an ex
amplary repiort ready by Monday. The
bill provides for a maxtmurs duty of 30
-per centranld descrimhinatioUS:rbelow that
in favor of.revenue.. The duties on irorn,
salt, and sugar, are -however, verys high.
- Thedlty og Rail~Rfod iron -is 810 per
ton, and on-iron in pigs $7 per ton. On
CoaP~there is a-d~uty-sof S1 per ton. On
mnansufactured iron 30 per cent. -On steel
in barq$I50 en every 112 pounds~ No
one supposes the bill will meet with final
action at the present seusion~ ~
A join: resolution reported from the -Na
val Cotnaittee was dopted~questinlg the
President to tasnk the officer-and crew of
~the British shiip Malabar, foretheir services
-during the burning of, the U. S isteamer
- ohtionsof the teueral Assembly of
Illl iiafavor of-ai reduction of postage.
w isd'ind referred. . -
A i~jod fromi the Retrench
ment1~ &-truduce the. pay of
,~I~giess,1a d certain officers
of Govera1mii 'ka referred to a com
inee of the Wtd~ whopI 'presumte -it
will retmain uni the cloeo.othe Session.
Jo the Sienate this mornioir y liti&
business was transacted. Thereason gwa~s
*s follows: fajor Ringold of ik ~Udtejd
.- states troop of Flying Artillery, about an
hourbefore thine-ettog Uth ea e-.
hibiredte evoliions of -Jie'tioop On. the
East front of tbe'Capitol..The rapid din
irge of the Artiliery had the effect of
ibraktng nearly evety.window -ofthebe
nate, so that when e;Cbatr.wes taken the
winds were waltzing in fine style. among
the papers, besides. putting honorable gen
ilemen in bodily fearof catching cold. So
after the presentation of a few: memorials
and the reception of some unimportant re
potts, -a. motion to idjdurn .was carried
In the evoning Major Ringold again ex
hibited 'the evolutions of his troop on the'
waste ground South of the, President's:
House. 'There were thousands of apecta
tors,- and as ia this case there wasnot- the
least posibie-danger, the thunderiugof the
big guns gave universal satisfactido.. The'
whole time occupied in loading and' firing
was on'n average but: 50 seconds. Such
is' .the. effect of practice. The President
was notsthere. I presune he thought withi
others, that such an exhibition after the re
cent disaster on board the Princeton, was
not in good taste.
The House met at eleven, beinigan hour
earlier than usual, but'no quorum was pre
I being resolution.day,.a great number
of resolutions callig' for 'inforrmation on
various subjects, were offered and laid
Mr. Black offered a resolution declaring
that Congress has no pow er to-abolish sla
very in the Territories or the District of
Columbia, nor to receive any petition or
memorial aiming at that object either di
rectly or indirectly. .
Mr. Cave Johnson moved to lay the re
soltion on the table.
Mr. Adams desired to know if the reso
lution did not come within the .21st Rule.
The Chair thought itidid. .
Mr. Johnson then withdrew his motion
to lay on the table, but it was renewed by
another member and .carried-yeas 96,
nays 66. The House appear., to be rather
averse to 'any more abstract propositions
on ibis subject.
-A resolution was next adopted, which
provides that a majority, instead of two
thirds, may at any time suspend the rules
so as to go into Committee of the Whole
on any bill. Also, that a majority may
stop debate in Committee. This is an im
portant step, and places the whole control
of business in the hands of the majority.
Mr. Moore offered a resolution, provid
ing that the tariff bill shall be the special
order 6f the day forthe 27th instant, and
every day thereafter until finally disposed
A motion was made to lay the resolution
on the table, but it was rejected by about
half a dozen majority.
The previous question was next deman
ded, but. there was no second. Notice be
giveo of debate the, resolution was laid
over for one day under the rules.
It is understood that Mr. Henley, who
has charge of the resolution fixing the day
of clusing the present Session, has consent
ed to modify it by extending the time to
the end oflune.
Correspondence of the Charleston Courier.
WAsiNoTON, Mar. 12.
Micb gratification is expressed here by
the Van Buren men, at the tone of Mr.
M'Dufie's reply to Mr. Richie's question.
The hope expressed by Mr. M'Duffile that
the Tariff will be satisfactorily reduced, at
this session, is thought to be well ground.
ed, and it follows that the "great republi
cn party" will be united. The Tariff bill
will hardly reach the Senate before the
first of May, and they may debate it there
for two or three weeks. The result will
not,of course, he known till after the nom
intido of a candidate for the Presidency.
Itis now generally sutpposed that Junge
JohKY.~Mason, of Va., will accept the
appointment of Secretary of the Navy,
which has been offered to him.
In the Senate, to-day, Mr. Buchanan
spoke at length in support of the propo
sition to terminate the joint occupancy of
hc Oregon Territory. He was anxtous,,
ie said, to preserve pence, and the best
way to do it was to settle the question.
The mode of action proposed on the other
side would fail. Our settlers went into
Oregon unrestrained by laws, and they
would soon come -into collison with the
Biish settlers. His life on it, he said, that
ie question. would never be settled -by
treaty. if' this resolution were laid on the
table,-as it undoubtedily would be, especi
ally after the able speeches on the other
side, in favor of fthet delay, and against
ije settlement of Oregon. The British
Govttment had every reason to be well
satisfied with the present state ofthes ques
tion, as the British had, in fact.the exclu
sive benefit and advantage of the .pos
scssion of the country, through their H ud -
so's Bay Company. He was convinced
that Mr. Packenham, of whom he had
seen ennuagh to attract his high respect,
was instructed to delay ste negotiation as
long as possible. He was not sent htere as
had been tannounced, as a special mtnsster
to settle this qunestion, but he was a resi
dent minister. If we did not give the notice
there would he no. treaty. Lord Ashbutr
ton was charged with the settlemenit of all
questions in dispute betwaen the twvo coun
tries, and was a propitious time for the
setlement of the' Oregon question, but
bothing was settled but the north east
boundary. After .the result of that nego
ti'imon he thought it idle to wait any lot
'jer.'- He argued that we ought to assert
our .rights by legislative acts, and there
wouldl still be ,a year for the negociat ion.
Mr. Archer will close the debate to mor
Mr. Crittenden replied and opposed the
propositionnil calculated to do much harm
and no good,' and he expressed his con6i
dece that a treaty would be made.
In the 'House, to day ihe morning hour
-wasoccpied with a speech from Mr. Pot
ter, of Rhode.-Island, on the memorial of
the Dorr- menbers of the Rhode Island
The House went into Committee on the
bill making-appropriations for the support
of-the Military Academy and the motion
of Mr. Hale, of N. H. to abolish the insti-.
tution was debate'd -
.Mr. Packenhibaa a brought his family
-with' him and has rented Mr. Webster's
house for three years. Mt-. Fox will not
-strn till June. He has advertised his
library- for sale here at auction, and also
ttys.its..:, rnw English made clothing.
Iron the c guta (oisianut icedist..'
. 'he State Democrati' Counention,
wlith assembled a few weeks agontfRich
mondad., appoitted' a'entral Commit
tee, io discharge. certata duties is regard
to the approac iii5g7tat: and Presidential
elections. This Oentral'Committee bas
recently issued an ab.e'iid powerful ad
dress to the-people of Virgima, from which
e shall in due time, extraCt a fewi pas
-sages. In the' ieantme .We crpy what
follows from the addenta to the adsdrevs:
LmETTER OF GEuRoE McDUFFIE. EsQ
(Thie rollowing' correspoodente took
place two weeks snce, before the Central
Committee-had determined to address the
people. Since the.receipt of Mr. McDuf
fie's very manly and interesting letter.his
correspondent asking the. privilege of its
puhlicationo which Mr. McD. was polite
esbuib to concede atronce.'. It was subse
queiitlysuhmitted to the'Clntral:Commit
'tee, andlhey at once determined"to inuor
'porate it with their address.. Arid er
tainly, nuder all the circtimstances of he
'case, no authority can be m'oe impressive
-no testimony against the expediency nd
dangers of a National Bauk'can.be are
striking, than the evidence of this' difin
RcMOZD, Feb. 24, 189.
Dear Sir-Not having been able to claim
much the honor of your ,personal acquain
once, you may consider this letter as an
intrusion. But I hope you know me well,
enough'to believe 'that I would not unne
cessarily break in upon your time,'br court
your confidence. The country is in a strange
condition. Our Constitution is in serious
danger. It becomes-every man who loves
onr free institutions to rally around her. I
claim to be one of-them. You are an
other. May I not ask ~you frankly -for in
formation, which I deem important to the
public welfare ? If you say you cannot.
or will not give it, I shall be' content. If
yon give it, I will thank you for your can
dor and your courtesy. Once I know sir,
it was my misfortune to 'differ-with you on
some constitutional questions. We may
still differ. though, I hope, asi6. the case of
other distinguished sons of Carolina; the
lines which separated our opinions may
have approximated-perhaps met.
The Whigs of the city are now quoting
your former views in favor of a National
Bank. May 1 presume to ask you, whe
ther'you still entertain the same views in,
regard to the constitutionolity, as well as in
regard to the expedierncy of such an insti
tution? -Of course, you cannot suspect me
of asking you from any impertinent curi
osity. Other gentlemen have changed
their views upon this very problem ? Mr.
Clay has been converted from an oppo
nent to a champion. Mr. Crawford chan
ged from bad to good, (as I humbly con
ceive.) Has Mr. McDuffie varied in his
views?-and will he be free enough to an
swer an honest enquirer after the truth?
Let me frankly repeat to you, sir, that if
you decline answering the question, it is
no more t han an honorable man has a right
to do. If you have changed your opin
ions, may I ask the favor of you to state
them in such a form as may be meet for
the public eye? If you prefer that I
should not use them, I will cheerfully sub
mit to such restrictions as you may' think
fit to impose upon me.
I am almost tempted to touch another
subject, of deeper importance than thL
one to which I dedicate this hasty letter.
It relates to the success of the Republican
Part) in the presentt perilous struggle -
But even Mr. - has declined to ad
dress you upin it, and it does not become
me to "rush"~ where he "fears to trend."
1 subscribe mnyself.
With much respect, yours,
To George McDuffie. Esq.,
a Senator from S. Carolina, Wash'ton.
WASHtINoToN, 26th Feb., 1844.
Dear Sir :-I can have no hesitat iona in
answering your enquiries. As to the con
stitutionality of a Bank of the U. States
as that is a'qatestion not depending uapom
circumstances-I have nor changed my
opinion, unless yery strong doubts of the
pow"er of Congress to exempt the stockhol
de. from indi'vidual respousibility, constti
tute a change. Such exemption, however,
is nut all essential sto a'1orporation for
banking, or any other~ ruposes. But I
should~be totally blind i the lessons of ex
perence, if after the tremendous explosion
of the late Bank of the United States. I
could believe it expedient to establish an
other. I supportedthat Bank as a nation
al, and not as a party measure. I then so
regarded it. But werare admonished by
every thing around' us, that- say bank
which may now be established is destined
to be a mere party engine. stid one of the
great controlling powers of the State. And
I will adld, that unless, the nature of man
beatirely changed, it will be as corrupt
ing and demoralizing, as it will be power
ful. Such atn institution, in th~hands of
a bold atnd unscrupuilotus political leader.
sustained by a well organized political
party; by the great manufacturing inter
est, secttred in its allegiattee by the boun
ties of a protective Tariff, and even by
sovereign States, sedured by the miserable
delusion of giving them the proceeds of the
saleti of the public lands, and assuming
their debts-would be literally "umtre ter
rible than an army with banners." I do
not believe the public liberty would long
survive such a combination.
With regard to the other question tc
which you, allude-the union of the great
Republican party-there is but one muttc
under which they can successfully rally
end that is "free trade and uncompromi
sing war against the protective system and
its affiliated mueasures." If the tiffshould
he satisfactorily redumced, as I now hope i1
will, I think the South and Southwest will
move in solid column and with an unfalter
I am, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Tho. Ritchie, Esq., Ricmond, Va.
Prisate .Fost OJfce.-The New Yorl
Aurora states that Lyander Spooner. thi
'party who has been carrying on an. inde
pendent post ollice was,'on Thursday,- ar
rested on three charges by the specia
agents of-the Post Office Department, ant
held to bail on cach suit by his hono
S-rom the A a.Constimutionalist'. .:
,As the Whit apers are again parading.
the nasne oflhe Rev. WilliamCapers as
an active political partisan of Mr. -Clay,
we copy -the' following prticle iroin the
Griffin.Jefferisonian of the- 8th instant, in
justice to that eloquent divine. - -
-We see the fulsome eulogium on Hen
ry Clay, by Mr. Gabriel- Capers some.
time ago, in Alabama,-is taking another.
round iu'the Whig newepapera,,attributed
to, one of the oldest and ablest of the
preachers belonging to the Methodist Epis
copaTChurch." From this character of
the enlpogizer,- the inference would natur
ally be -drawn, by all wbo have. the plea
5!re of personal: knowledge of the :Rev.
Wm . Capers, that he is -the preacher, who
has tis siepped. away:from his vocation,
and descended.from the high dignity of a
minister of Gpd, to the poor business of
eulogizing a.party poitician. The Whig
prints would no doubtbe - pleased to leave
this impression on the public eiuind..' In
justice to that pious and euridite divine, 've
wish to set our. readers right on thisimat
ter.. The Rev. '.Wm. Capers still remains
exclusively devoted to the service of Christ
and of his Church. and does not meddle
with politics or political men, as such. He
never has, he does not now, nor he never
expects to take any part in the party .poli
tics of the day. -This is the substance of
a statement made by him in this place not
six moiths ago. Mr. Capers seemed- to
regret exceedingly that 'he eulogy above
referred to, should by many bet attributed
to him, or that he should he. supposed by
any one to have so far forgotten himself
and travelled off from his proper vocation,
as to take any active part in politics in any
Mr. Clay's Contempt of the Popular will.
No man is w!orthv of the stilfrages of a
free people who is capable. either from
ambitious motives or from other consider
ations, of treating their known will with
contempt or disregard. Such a man is
deficient in the very first elements of a re
publican, and if made President of the
United States would assuredly play the
dictator. Mr. Clay has proved himself
just this kind of man on two notable oc
casions. In 1825 he was as well satisfied
that time tenths of his constituents prefer
red Gen Jackson to John Q Adams as he
was that he had an existence. He knew
that his own charges against Mr. Adams
had made him pecuiliary obnoxious to the
western people. Ile had imposed upon
his constituents the fact that Mr. Adams
was an enemy to their interests. Yet with
this knowledge he spurned their wisbes
and followed the dictates of his own un
bridled ambition. Aaain in 1842 he was
as well satisfied that his cons'ituents de
sired him to vote for the Repeal of the
Bankrupt Law as he was that he had voted
for that measure. The voice of Kentucky
was almost nuanimous against the law,
and no one knew the fact bettor than Mr.
Clay. Yet he treated that voice with con
tempt. and refused to obey the will of those
whose Senator " he was. If he can thus
trample upon the will of his constituents as
a member of Congress, is there any safety
in confiding to his hands the reins of the
whole government ? What will he care
for the will of the American people when
it comes in conflict with his own ambitious
projects ? Such a self-willed man- might
answer for a dictator, but his administra
tion would be "the reign of terror."
The National intelligencer notices the
death of the Hun. Gabtriel Duvall, at his
residenco in Prince George's county,
Maryland, at the advatnced age of 93 years.
That paper gives the following sketch of
his public life.
The first appearance of Judge Duvall in
the General Government was in the House
of Representatives, which he entered in
May, 1794 as the Representatives of tho
District in which he lived. Service in Con
gress interferring, propably, too mtich with
his professional pursuits, ho resigned his
seal in May 1968, and returnied to his praC
ice at the bar.
In Deceriher, 1802, he was appointed
by President Jefferson to he comptroller of
the Treasury, la that capacity lhe served
with the approbation and respect of the
public until the 18th of Novembler. 1811,
when his name and that of Judge Story
were on the same day pr-esented by the
President to the Senate, and the nest day
confrmed by that body, to fill vacancies
on the bench of the Supretme Court.
As a member of that dignified tribunal
Judge Duvall sat by the side of his illustri,
ous friend the late Chief Justice Marshall,
for nearly a quat ter of a century, and re
tirel to privrate life only when warned of
the necesity of doing so by a growing deal
ness, which disqualified him from longer
discharging the judicial fuuction with sat
isfaction to himself.
Since his retirement from public life, he
has until lately enjoyed remarka'ble health
for a man of his years. In his occasional
visits to this city and Baltimore within the
last few years, he exhibited an erectness of
port and a vigor of step which might have
been etivied by much younger men.
Living as hie did, to a good old age. he
has not, we are perstiaded, left in the world
from which he has departed a single indi
vidual who, knowing him, does not re
member him with reverence and affection.
The Late Duel and Fracas at Washing
to.-Th-e Marcht term of the Criminal
Court at Washingtoo, Jutdge Dutilop pro
siding. commenced its session on Mona
st. Among the cases to he tried thero are
wo of considerable importance, the grand
jury having found a hill agaitnst the Hotn
John 15. Weller. of Ohio, for his assalt upor
M.Shiriver, of this city, and one againe
Mr. Julian May, the surviving p)rincipal o
the duel betweeni him and Mr. Cochranie
The seconds, Pooler and Ash, are also in
dicted. According to the law now in foret
in the District, relativo to duteling, ;lie prin
cipal in a duel is liable to imprisonment ho
seven years, and the seconds to two years
Remarkable chamnges in the Grnernmeni
Within three years, the United States hayf
had 3 Presidents, 2 Vice Presidents, '
Secretaries of State. 4 Secretaries of the
Treasury, 4 S9ecretaries of War, 6 Secre
Itaries of the Navy, 4 Attorney Generale
.and 3 Postmiaster Generals. This includel
the..d:.nisration of Mr. Van Biiren.
EDGEFIELD C H
"W DKiSDAY, fiAlosi 20, 1844.
".e Will cling to thePillars of the Temple of
our Lilkrtwa,and sfitmustfaU, we will Perish
amidst the Ruins."
o:(-We are requested tostate,~that Mr..Sne
nRL ATTAWAY, has declined being a candidate
for the office of Tax.Collector,
I'jWe are requested 4to'stte, that in ous
guence ofthe absence ofa number ofthe mem
berafof the "'Edgefield Debaifng Society," the
meeting, which was-to have taken place on last
evening, was postponed iptil Tuesday evening
the 26th' inst.
07 The attentionofourreaders is called..to
an article upon ourfirst page relative to the ad-'
vantages to, be derived by Planters possessing
the right of manufacturing Bomer's Manure.
11 We acknowledge the receipt ofa nunm
ber of public documents, from the Hon.. A.
Burt, during the last week.
The. 'Feather.-During the last 'week we had
any quantity of rain, as is generally the case
during the Spring term of Court. On Saturday
night it became clear; on Sunday afndrnoon
we had a slight sprinkle ofSnow from a passing
cloud, and at night a smart frost; on Monday
we were visited with a real North-wester, by
the way of letting us know that March was still
alive. We fear the fruit, which isremarkably
forward in this vicinity, has suffered.,
I The Court of Common Pleas and Gent
eral Sessions closed their Spring Term on Sa
turday afternoon last. On Friday Daniel Deas
alias Graham, was tried, for the murder of his
step father. William Barefoot, for which crime
he was brought from the Penitentiary in (seor
gia, upon the requision of Governor Hammond,
some time since. Deas was ably defended.
Messrs. Landrum and Abney;two young mem
bers of our bar, butfrom the tact and in- ennity
displayed by them upon this occasion, one
would suppose they were old in theory, if not
in practice, in their profession, assisted by Mr,
James Terry. . The fact of the murder being
so clearly proven, the Jury were not more than
30 minutes in bringing in theit verdict of Guilty.
On Saturday morning Judge Richardson, in a
brief, but feeling manner, sentencel Deas to he
hung on Friday the 10th day of May, between
the hours of 10-and 4 o'clock.
Duel.-An affair of honor came off on Satnr.
day morning last. near Hamburg, in this Dis
trist, between Col. John Cunningham and S.
McGowen, Esqr., both of Abbeville District.
They fought with U.S. Yangers,at the distance
of thirty paces. Mr. McGowen was severely
0'7 Mr. Remer, of this village, agent for a
number of periodicals. has presented us with
copies of " The Life and Adventures of Jack of
the Mill," and the "Grumbler," both of which,
from the hasty glance we have had of them, are
very interesting. Mr. R. has just received,
and intends constantly to keep, for sale, a col
lection of the newest publications.
Cotto.-Our exchanges give the following
as thme prices of Cotton in their respective mar
Charleston. Mar. 16, 7 a 94 cts
Hanaburg, " 12, 74a 7
Augusta, " 14, 6(a 84
Columbia, " .j4, 7 a 74
The Philadelphia cnrrespondentof the Char_
leson Courier, under date of the 11th inst,
quotes the price of Cottuon in that city at 94 to
11 cts , and but very little business doing.
KNto Post Ofeecs.-A new Post Oflice has
been established in Kershaw District, called
Granny's Quarter, end James Love, sen'r., ap
poited Post Master.
And one has been established at Enoree, in
Spartanburg District, of which N. V. Patton,
Eqr., has bcen appointed Post Master.
ID The Georgia Journal contains an obite
ary notice of eight children, and one grand
child, of Dr. John G. Slappey, of Twviggs co.
Geo,, who died in the short apace of one month,
of the Scarlatina 'Anginosa.
Staic Bank.-The followiug gentlemen were,
on thme 13th inst., in Charleston, elected Direc
tor of thme State Bank. rot the ensuing year:
James Jet vey, John Wilkes, N. R. Middle
ton, I. B. Legaro, 3. H. Ladson, S. P. Ripley
George Gibbon, Thomas J. Kerr, George M
Coin, Edward Sebring, E. W. Mathewes,
Uion Bank.-The following'gentlemen, or
the 13th inst., were elected Directors of thei
Union Bank, in Charleston, for the ensuini
Reine Godard, Alexander Brown, C. Burck
myer, James Fife, '.i iltiam Mazyck, Smt
Mowry, Jr., Abraham Tobias, Joseph A Wit
throp, Samuel Chadwvick, Otis Mills, A. Ottc
lengui, 3. B. Hedley, W. C. Hichborn.
Pesyalcaia.-The Democratic Cponventio
of this Stute hams nominated the Hon. Henry A
Muhleburg, as their candidate for the offic
of Governor of that State, and Martin Van Bt
reu for President, and Col. R. M. Johnson, ft
Vice President of the United States.
1 mporlant Discovery..-A discovery hi
Ibeen made, says the Naitcbez Free Tradi
that will enable sugar planters to convei
their whole crops into white sugar wihot
the uas'l intervention of the clarifying prc
Icess. The sugar is fabricated ini an appal
ats entirely by steam.
Livlsion of the Di~lrict.-We6 nnetnntlia'
we-ha'e been, in part of our distript,
beingypposed to a Division ofthe Di!iC'
whomiie accusation.wasinadse o o"h
,pose;we have been Lnable t
Ssuch as-been the tact, we n
least doubt-wihether . the peron
who were the authors-of the accustion
to benefit or'injutre us i the our. sthes y "'
know not,-but, we rder-cofideat tha t t jy
never made the accusation'from bconV
tion thiy might have had or hearidfrotmuaoa.
thesubjector-through the columnsotA6 new.
as we, on the. contrary, have la( deonnmi
ed, should we be called.upon, iw y f -
the matter, to 'go'with the people, :wh 7 ,
think,are favorabletoa division, That a ormo 3Y.-;
of our uitizeus have cause to grumble, (astls
Districtehow stands) no one.willde
to travel from 30 to 40 miles to Courtpoai
most trifing . besiess'is'vexations, and
especially when the roads are "almost imp
ble, as is'geieiallythecase arte8r
of the Court. .For the sake.ofarmn an '
that it may, not be saidhe
Edgefield,"'was rentaanbdei to pleit s "5
"office seekers," we would take the ileiiy
suggesting a mode by which thewishorthDi
trict,gupon this subject, wo ld bmada '
so that our memb'ers oftenx
aegates, may, in a measueebe inistue
act upon this important materour mod.- -
that every voter, at ihe next'electioiofrmea ?
hers of the legislature,''phae ulp eis ticket '
the-words "Division,' or "No Dl jinsos,'ih ie.'" :.
by testing, fairly, the strength of the measure..
For' our own part, we a're;ir favorof the:Di
trict being divided, so as toinable eer
zen to have his righti, -at th ame rte. -
with the-same eionvenience, as he isIkoundhr
the laws to:bear his proportionable part of the
To ourfriend orfrierds who have taken the'
trouble of circulating the report; we have mere
ly to say. that the life of an editor is bad at
best, but worse when "bac'k biten,"iand alan"
derd." Being conscious of our -inability to
please all who patronizo us; we have never, as
yet, denied. our opinions upon any* case, nor
kept them hid, to gain the favor or support of
any party or set of men. The following, from
the Savannah Republicaa, is as true a picture of
an editors life, as we ever have seen drawsn
To what uses some people wouidput an
Editor. They would play unon him-to the top
of his compass, they would haiverhimay -
thing that is not whispered into his dar-: in t
way of friendly advice-not ditatam. Oh:no
They would.distil their own spleen endnilis
through his brain. Other people may liave Ii
berty , idependence of thought and ato. butt;
the Editor muet-please all, .and in trying to d -.
so he pleases none. One individual. entertains
a grudge against anothei and he wanti ashaft
sped; the planter does not.frid both sides oftlie
question about cotton fairly'stated (ashethinka)
and he complains. The inyer finds yourn.
tations too high, and he complains. For ma
dan there is not enough about the fashions '
and Tor mnonsieur, 'there is too 'mach .oidi
and too little miscellaneous, and theyfi fault.
There is a yiece of social scandal afloat: id -
iscandal mongers think' it onlit to-be hinted at
in the papers-bad poetry is rejectedauind th&s
muses frown. Every feeling and pashion and
-human pursuit is represented, and all cry for
redress. Such is the way of therworld.Ioa.
may have rendered essential service in vauious
ways. It is all forgotten in the new anxiety to
be gratified again. You may beas fond of pet
sonal quiet as your neighbours ltithey want:
the excitement and you are expected to ge it
Your independence they wvon'ldmake slavery
Your brains are for them so much raw material
fro. which articles for consumption are to be '
ammered out as long as it will last, and when
incessant labor, night work, the most intense
and never ending anxiety and attention to the
thousand cares by which you are every day
surrounded, have worn you out, body and spi
rit, another machline 'is expected with the faith
(ulness of a steam engine to perform the same
service until it wears out in its turn. Such is
the life ofaui Editor, such the requisitions of the
public, only the tenth part is not told."
Iia our case, we expect some anti-division
man, anxious to use our ''good name," p4)pe
as a passport to a seat in the legislative hail,
has unwittinig drawn from us our real views.
upon the divison of tlhe District.
For the' benefit of all parties, we shall keep
our columns free for the discussion of this sub.
Anothaer Northerni Humbug.-We find theafol>
lowing note in the Hamburg Journal, relative
to the publication of the "Prospectus" of Tap
pan & Dennett's " Great National Work" (as
it is termed) the*"Life of Washington." Be
ing among those who have published the "Pro
spectus." not with a veiw alone of-receiving a
copy, but with the conviction, should it be what
it is represented, thatitought to be in the handse
of every American, we like our friend of th.
Journal have been "tuck in," but, we fear, not.
so much so, as some of our patrons, who have.
been inquiring with great anxiety after the
work, will be, when they find that it is an ait,
" Prospectus" renewed, for the purpose of ens
bling those humbuggintg Yankee Book Pedlar8e>
by printinig a new title page, of getting clear
of the refuge copies of an old work, upon our
unuspecting, honiest citizens; and what is
worse, the sta arising from the cheat will lie at?
our door, fur publishing the " prospetus."
If out patrons will lorgive us, for thus aiding(
and abetting those Yankees in trying to assindl.
them, this time, we will promise them, that
hereafter, no prospectus, issued by Muasets
Tappan & Dennett, or any other Ya hss
rs, shall appear in our columns, unless paid
for in advance.
"Bosrow, Feb. 23, 18d4
" Saa:-In June, 1842, we informed edifneu
that we would give them a copy of-the " Life
of Washingtoni," if they would copy the pro.
spectus of the work, which we were sbout te,
publish. Many did so at the time. 'Lately, sm
ne has started the notice again, and like an ioWd
story, it is going the rounds, long aflert ir
Sis completed. When it may atop, -~5~'
.tll-perhaps not in this century.
ado pted the following rule, that edisese
not loose their labor, viz:---To these bwhoms
send us one good subscriber, or' enddolhar, V -
r will send the work entire. JbTW5utem5Ci.ca
mit. Hoping thisawill b stise y
We remain you, rke eDPy NET -
J.* W.YanwonoUen gamburg, S. C."
tArespectabl/person may always be
-known .by this ntfallible sign-he never'
.gets drunk unt. afternoon, when the hurry
of business h/over.