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(Correspndence of te Charleston Courier.)
WAsHIN4GToN, MARcH 20.
The Senate have adjourned sine die.
They passed a vote giving themselves ex
tra mileage for this special session, and
they afso -gave their late President pro
temp. (Mr. Mangum) the salary of Vice
President, (five thousand dollars a year)
deducting therefrom the pay and mileage
he had received as a member of the Senate.
The Senate, to-day, confirmed the nom
ination of Mr. Rush as Consul to Hong
Kong, instead of Mr. Shaler rejected, and
Mr. Gould as Marshal of the Northern
District of New-York,.instead of Mr. J.
JH. Prentiss, rejected. The democratic
members of the Senate resisted the nomin
atlion'f Mr.~Shaler on the ground that he
was prominent-in getting up Tyler meet
ings, an'd was .prdmised ofEce as a Tyler
marf Mr. Prentiss had made a bet of
eight thoisand dollars on the election of
1940. with"Edward Curtis, and ha& refus
ed to pr.y it-4hat was the objection urged
agaiast his nomination.
The injuuction of secrecy has not yet
bees removed from all the proceedings of
the Senate, butI learn that they received
a communication of some importance from
the Secretary of State.in reply to a call
from them for the present state of the ne
gotiations. &c. with Mexico and also with
Texas. But whatever was the nature of
th'e cotmunicaiion, the Senate, it appears,
took no'order upon it.
'The President sent ib no nomination for
the vacant seat on the bench of the Su:
We ld6k with interest to the next move
ments of the administration. The extent
of the removals is to be decided upon in
the Cabinet There ivill, no doubt, be
many 'both in 'the Departments here, in
the Custom House and Post Office estab
lishments, and indthe foreign missions ana
It is very difficult- to say who will go to
London. But some have supposed that
the off'r of that mission would he* made to
Mr. Woodburv, who is rather inclined to
be dissatisfied with the present- state of
things. -Silas Wright could have it if he
would take it, which is'not probable.
Some amusement has been excited here
b) the faie of Tomas Lloyd ihe Surveyor
of the port of Baltimore. Lloyd was a
noisy Irish Repealer and Tyler man, and
was rewailed with the office named
above. A few days ago Lloyd waited on
the President and put in his claim to be re
tained in office. He afterwards backed
his application by the present oJ a fine sad
die horse. The horse was led to the white
house, and there left, with a note to the
President requesting his acceptance thereof
&c. The horse was soon brought back by
one of the President's servants to the sta
ble whence he was sent, and yesterday
Thomas Lloyd was superceded in his of
fiee ! "Served him right" is the general
verdict in the case. If Toni had kept his
blarney and his horse to himself he would
have retained his office.
Senator Benton gave information, on
Rath,_the other day, to our Grand Jury, on
JW1fi#..UP 111011111s, 6t ?uaryand
The alledged. matter of libel is contained
in the pamphlet circulated here by Gov
ernor Thomas against his wife, the daugh
ter of Governor McDonald, of Virginia,
and niece of Mirs. Benton. Governor T.
accuses Mr. and Mrs. Benton, among
other things, of having made the match
which resulted so unhappily.
It was said, and believed here, that if
Mr. Calhoun declined the mission to
England, it would be offered to some one
of his near friends. Some have lately
surmised that it would be offered to Mr.
Woodbury ; but it is now suggested that
it will probably be teudered to Mr. Elmore
of South Carolina
The late intelligenice from England is
received here with the greatesl gratifica
tion; and especially by the free trade men.
To the Sugar and Cotton growing inter
ests it must be the source of much encour
agement. -tAC 5
According to all accounts there has al
ready been much dissensiotn in the Cabi
net on'the subject of removals from oflice.
Trho proscriptive policy wras, as it is tno
derstood, supported by Mr. Bancrofl, Mr.
Marcy, and Mr. Cave Johnson. and was
opposed by Mr. Buchauan, Mr. Walker,
and Mr. Mason.
It was decided in the Cabinet to make
certain removals in this city, yehterday, in
'the absence of Mr. Buchanan and Mr.
Mr. Medill, of Ohio, has been appointed
2d Assistant Post Master General, which
is a confidential political station, as he ap
points the Deputy Post Masters. Mr.
Miller, Ex-President Tyler's brother-ina
law, is removed from the appbintmnent
offica of 3rd Assistant, lately held by Mr.
Skinner, the distinguished agricultural wri
ter, who -I am sor-ry to say, is removed. It
has been decided in the Cabinet to remove
31atthew St. Clair Clarke from the office
of Auditor of the Post Office. Peter G.
Washington is to take his place.
We have many rumors as to other bu
reaus. On the whole, there is likely to be
a very general sweep.
. The removals and appointments in the
Northern cities are going on a pace.
.Governor Van Ness, will not, it is be
lieved, be removed from the Collectorship
of New York. That office is otie of too
mnch importance,-and has been too much
-abased heretofore to be made a subject of
political traffic. There are fewv men who
could give the security required from this
officer, and those who could would he un
willing to take upon themselves the re
sponsibility. The Collector is exposed to
great hazards of loss in various ways. He
is dependent upon the honesty of some
eighty or ninety subordinates, through
wvhose bands the money passes. Two
thirds of the whole amount of the revenue
from duties have passed nominally through
the hands of the New-York Collector dur
ing the past year. but in fact, the Collec
tor, as he states himself, has not seen one
cent of that money, all of it passing thro'
the hands of his agsnts. The whole coun
try is deeply interested in the faithful ad
ministration of the dIuties of that office.
The President has determined not to re
.cail Ihen A. Wie from Rio. hbut to e-ive
him an opportunity by delay. tnoreqfaeat a
recall, which the President supposes Mr.' g
Wise, as a high spiried man wil:necessa- y
rily-do. Their unfriendle'peraOhl rela- tl
tions in past times would'be considered as 91
the motive of his recall should the Presi
dent take that step. n
Eforts are being made to remove Mr. a
Ellsworth from the office of Commissioner r,
of Patents, but he is intrenched behind the n
80.000 copies of his Report, printed by p
Corigress. The popularity of that work b
may save him. The demand for'it is im- 0
mense. - Thousands or applications con- 9
tinuc to be made from all parts of the d
Correspondenecof the dourier. 9
NEW YORK, Marc. 23, 0
7 o'clock, A. M.
Mr. Webster arrived here yesterday af
ternoon from Washington. on his .way I
home. He looks the same intell.ectual Y
great-man as ever-cplm.inscrutible, quiet, c
yet with something indefinable and start- 8
ling about his eyes, and the flaghes that r
play around his :nouthwhich makes one
thrill as lie looks, and involuntarily turn
and look again.- The recent declarations
of Mr. Webster, on the subject of nattirali- I
zation. point to him as the probable candi
date of the American Republicans' for n
President in 1848. and his movements at- tl
tract new interest 'at this moment, when Ii
the Native feeling is so prominent a topic
of public conversationd a
From the Richmond (Va.) Times r Compilr. E
Abo1itioism--The Baptit (hnrch,- c
We regret to state that A bolitionism has i4
by its mad workings caused a division in -s
the Baptist Church in its- Foreign Nis- 1
sinnary department, between its northern
and southern portions-thus progressing in c
the work they began at the last National 4
Convention, or Convention of allthe Bap- I
iist Associations of the Union, held rn h
Ph'ladelphia-wtich, it is'to be reared s
will result in final -completion. At that a
Convemion'the questiot of slavery was i
agitated with great zeal bj a'portion of the s
northern members; and, after much dis i
cussion, in which much raticisim as liel
as a great degree -of Christian kindness ii
and forbearance were displayed, the fol- F
lowing resolution was adopted as a con
"Resolved, That, ih co-opeiating to- r
gether as members or this Convention in r
the work of Foreign Miss'ons, we disclaim L
,all sanction, either expressed or implied, r
whether of slavery of anti-slavery ; but, a
as individuals, we are perfectly free both
to express and to promote, elsewhere, our I
own views on these subjects in a Chris- I
tian manner and spirit." r
The Board of the -Alabama Baptist q
Convention recently adopted a series of f
resolutiions addressed to the Baptist Board I
of Foreign Missions. The object was to r
elicit rrom the latter a declaration as to
,%he rules by which it was governed reln- i
tive to the question of slavery. The first
resolution of the Alabama Board asserted c
the follon ing proposition: F
, That when one party to a voluntary 1
compact between christian brethren is not -
-willing to acknowledge the entire social
equality with the other, as to all the privi
ance, united efforts between such parties,
even in the sacred cause of christian be- c
nevolence, cease to be agreeable, useful,
In a succeeding resolution, the Alabama
Board demand from the Board of Missions
the .iistitnct and explicit avowals, that, I
slaveholders are eligible and entitled to all
the privileges and immunities of their sev
eral unions, and especially to receive any
agetncy, mission, or other appiointmemn'
which may fall within the scope of their 1
operations and duties."1
AndI the Board further say, if this is not
sufficiently explicit, they desire to know
whethter the Board " would or woulli not I
appoint a slaveholder to a foreign tmissiotn?"
The Board, in its response, after assert-.
ing that no slaveholder or non-slaveholder, I
however large his contributions, is thereby
enttitled to be appointed to an agency or
foreign mission, and that tie appuintitng<
power rests with them, and that they are
responsible to the Convention for its dis-i
creet exercise, declare that if "'any onei
should offer himself as a missionary, hav-y
ing slaves, and should insist on retaining
them is hits property, we [they] could not
appoint him '
This at once brings tho Northern and
Southern parts of the Church to an issue
The head-quarters of the Board of Mis
siotns is at Boston. atnd the entire manage
tent 'of the fund, &c. has been there re- 1
posed ; and the Southern contributors are
now told that no slavehiolder is to receive
an appointment from the Board.
The last Religious tierald of. this-city
contains the Jet ter of the Board of Mis-1
sions, together with a calm and clear doc- 1
ument issued by the Virginia Board, whichI
irmly meets thte issue, and advises the dis- 1
contir.uance of all connection with the 'I
Boar:l at Boston. It reviews the lettera
from that Board, conclusively exposes its
tconsistetncy and injustice, and directs
that all moneys raised for foreign mission
ary purposes be deposited in a savings' I
bank in this city until the annual meeting I
shall give direction as to its disposition.- 1
It further advises that a Cotnventiotn of the
Soutbern Churchtes be held at Augusta.
Georgia. on the 8th of May, or if the other1
Churches advise that this city be selected,<
to meet here on the 19th June-" to cotn
Ifer on :he best means of promoting the Co
reign mission cause atnd other interests of
the Baptist denomination in the South." c
Thus is one more link between the North
and South severed. We have always
looked upon the intercourse between the
North and South through the medium of
the different Churches, as strongly ce
meting our Union. But the fel.l spirit of
Abolitioism is fast breaking up this inter
[ We have been informed, from good au
thoritv, that the convention of the south
era chiurches, metntioned in the above artt
cde, will be held in this city at the time
stted. [ Ed. .-uguasta Constitutionalist.
First Arrival of Sugar from the United
States.-On Sunday last the American
ahip Franconia arrived in this port, bring- I
ing as part of her cargo twelve hogeheadis
of Louisiana sugar. This is the first arri
y, but we suspet-t- that it is o ybe, be
inning of a trade which wil, In a .few
ears, become a very consideiable one,if
te new 'sugar duties of Sir Roberi.Peel
sould pass in their.present forini.
The sugar received by the Franconia
iust necessarily have been shipped before
ny thing was known or .suspepted of the
!duction of duties now proposed, and
iust therefore have been sent here for the
urpose of ascertaining wbetherjhey could
e imported with profit at a duty of36@.
er ewi.. so that if there was-any chance
rhatever of their succeeding under such a
uty, they canaot fail to pay handsomely,
ow that the duty is reduced to 24s. per
wt. We feel no doubt bu' that they
ill pay if ihey are at all wellfselected.for
n Saturday last we saw saslples of two
ther expected lots of American sugar,.
oth of which had been e jiniiued by a
igar broker, who staies t I/by will
ield a handsome profit-at. leaugten. per
ent.-T.io this country, eveo if ilj price of
igar siNtild fall to the full ,itent of duty
pealed; I he prices therefore po-obsta
NEW YORK, March 22.
ROTEST OF THEi MEX'AN MINISTER.
We have been favored with ajabstract
f the protest made by Gen. Almonte io
ie Deparirmont of State, whiO.we pub
Abstractof theProtet of Gegeral Al
tonte.-The undersigned has.thobdnor to
ddrcss himself to the Hon. Secretary of
state, is order to manifest the deep con
ern with which he has seenthat the Pres
lent of the United. States has-given his
ignature to a law admitting into this-con
,deracy the Mexican ptovince of Texas.
He had flatterel himself that the sound
ounsels of the most distinguished citizens,
cc.,.would have led to a better result.
inhappily it-has not been so, aiid against
is hopes and sincere vows, he sees con
ummated on the 'artbfthis Government,
n act of aggression the most unjust that
odero history records-she sppliasion of
friendly nation of a. considerable part of
For these reasers, in obediesije to his
istructions, he must protest, aliad does
olest, in. the most solemn manner, in.the
ame or-'his Government agaiqst the law,
&c. . He protests also that the act in a
reasure invalidates the right of Mexico to
ecover her province, of which-she is so
njustly dispossessed. and that she will
iaintaiu and give effect to those rights by
11 the means within her pow4.
He also begs that the Secretary will let
be President know that, in view of all
bese facts, his mission near this Govern
ient terminates from to day. He conse
eiently begs that'he Hon. Secretary will
rn ard to him his passports, because it is
is purpose to leave this city -as soon as
ossible for New York.
He avails himself of this octsion, &c.
The Mexican Minister arrived in this
ity by the 2 o'clock train from Philadel
hia yesterday. and expresses openly his
elief that war between Mexico ,and this
ountry must ensue.- Ibid.
VR A R T A TM. --
At the Anniversary meeting of this So
iety, held this evening the following cor
espondence was read, and directed to be
ublished in the daily papers.
J. B. BE TTS, Record'g Sec.
I. J. HOWLAND, Esq..
Dear Sir:-Permit me to have the plea
re of presenting through you, so lie
SCharleston T. A. Society," the likeness
if a distinguished gentleman, the Hon. J.
3. O'Neal. Foremost as an intrepid un
vavering leatler ina that great army in
vhichi we h ave enlisted, he still continmues
sith philanthropic and patriotic zeal, to
lant the victorious standard of T[otal-Ab.
tinence, wherever his dignified and com
natnding position in society af'ord him fit
Hiopinig the portrait, though a has:y
ketch, will not be unworthy of your ac
reptancA, and believitng it will be gratify
sng to the citizens of Charleston to fitd it
n Temperance llall, and knowing it will
e highly prized by the Society of which
have the honor of being a member.
1 am, sir, respectfully yours.
[Signed] T HOS'. W IGHTMAN.
Charleston, March 22, 1845.
CHARLEsTON, March 22, 1845.
h/omas Wightnnan, Esg.
Dear Sir-Your note to me'of this date
ams read at she meeting of she Members
f she Charleston Total Abstimance-Soci
ty, held this evening, and the following
esoluition was uunanimnonsly passed :
" Rsolved, That this Society accept
'ith great satisfaction and pride she gift
resented by Mr. Wightman, viz: she
orrait of the Honi. John Beltos O'Neal,
md that she President be requesed to ex
ress to Mr. Wightman the tinnks and
etiments of she Association."
In compliance with the above Resoln
ion, I hereby tender you our thanks; a
norme acceptable present could nios have
meen made to our Society, nor a more ap
iropriate donation to Temperaice Hall,
han your admirable likeness o' one so
horoughly acquainted wish the I'emper
nce cause, and who commands the uni
~ersal respect and confidence rf al classes
f his fellow citizens.
It afiords me pleasure to be theorgan of
his communicationi, and to assun you of
he best wishes of the members of our So.
ity for your success in your pofession
md your continued health and hippiness.
With much esteem,
I remain very respectfully
Your obedient servan,
[Signedl B. J. HOWLAJD,
President Charleston T. A. Sciety.
A slip from the Savannah Geogian, of
he 27th inst. says :-" The sumerousI
riends of Gen. Charles R. Floyt will re
;ret to learn of his death, which:tccurred
i his residence, in Camden Canty, on
aturday last. The deceased was a gal
ant soldier and chivalrous cisionv, and
luring his life has rendered esseltial ser
rice to hi. native State, and has Ift many
riends to bewail his decease in tib prime
if manshood. For several years revious'
o his death ~ae held the comassion el
3i..ai., G.e....l ofth s Bi..tae 1st1
Division Georgia Militia. We presuma
that the officers hf the First Regiment
will meet to testify their regaid for his
EDGEFIELD C. H.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1845.
"We wiu ding to the PiUars of the Temple'of
Our Liberties, and if it must'faU, ice totU per
ish armidst the Rains"
We invite the attonti6n ofront 'readers to the
communication irto-days paper. from the Rev.
Mr. Chiles, on the subject of:Abolition.
- The Court of Errors.-The Court of Errors
will assemble on the first Monday in May 'next,
fo: the hearing of all cases referred to that tri
Cdd keather -The late cold'wenther which
we experienced seems to have been general in
the Sonth. The fruit which was in a state of
forwardness in many places, is greatly injured.
Since we issued our last, the weather has been
much milder in this section of country. We
have been informed, that the Peacherare not
all destroyed, and we hope, that theme will still
be enough to tickle the palates of the natives.
The Hon. John C. Calhoun arrived at his
reaidence, in Pendleton, on the 21st uit. -His
health is said to be much improved.I
The Zoll Verein Treaty.-The commercial
treaty between the United States and thd Zoll
Verein Confederacy, which was before the
Senate, was postpondd forconsideration at the
next session of-Congress.
Ofcc of Intendant in Cdumbia.-ThEr pres
ent iicumbent, Mr. Win. M. Myers, declining
a re-election. Mr. Wm- B. Stanley and James
D. Tradewell are candidates for the office of
Intendant. An election for 'Intendant and six
Wardens will be held on the .first Monday in
The Court of General Sessionuand Common
Pleas commenced its session in Columbia on
Monday the 24th uIt., his Honor Judge Ward
The notorious Abolitionists, Arthur and
Lewis Tappan, and twelve others, styling
themselves the Executive Committee of the
American and Foreign At.ti-Slavery Society,
recently sent forth a "recommendation of a
day of prayer, fasting and humiliation, in ref
ence to the proposed Annexation of Texas."
The Cincinnatti Chronicle says, that the
bricks made in that city. last year, amounted
FRANKLIN, LA.-A northern paper says, that
the little port of Franklin, Louisiana, is annu
ally visited by -about one hundred brigs and
schooners, from all parts of the United States.
Eighteen thousand hogsheadsmof sugar are man
ufactured irn that Parish every year. We be
lieve that at no distant day Augur will be the
most important staple in Louisana.
- TnE Punt.ic LAmss.-It is stated, that the
United States Government has within the last
forty years, extinguished the Indian-tte to four
hundred and thirty milionis acres of land
for two millions of dollars. This is considered
a fine speculation, for the Government sells
the land at $1 25 per acre. It with thus be
seen that a comparatively small portion of pub
lic land sold at $1 25, will amply repay 'he
government for all the cost of purchasing thme
Turnpikes from Columbia ?o thme North Caro.
lina Line -The following gentlemen form a
part of-the Committee of twenty-one, appoinited
to take into consideration thme expediency of
establishing 'Turnpike Roads from Columbia
to the North Carolina line. The road will run
on each side of Broad River.
Messrs James Boatwright. y. G. Bowman.
J. J. Caldwell, Johni A. Crawford, W. F. Des
saussure. R W. Gibbs, R. H. Goodwyn. Wade.
Hampton, Sr.. Charles McCullough. Wmn. Ml.
Myers, Win. C. Preston. R. Sondley. Edward
Sill, A. G Summer, B. F. Taylor, A. Wallace,
and Samuel Weir
The Abbeville Banner of March 26th, says.
The Mlarch Term of Court, came or'last week
-Judge Wardllaw presiding. Notwithstand
ing his Honor's great industry and ability in
the despatch of business, not one third of the
Cases on thne issne docket were disposed of; 1,0
that an extra Court has been ordered for the
fourth week of July-next.
ANOTHER WARNNG.-TIhe Anderson Ga
zette eayu: We learn that Mr. John Vandiver,
of Pickens District, was throwan from his horse
on Wednesday evening last, a few miles fronm
this place, anid had his hea'd horribly mashed;
he died almost instantly ; it is said he was very
,Thme Peiudle'ton Messenger of March 29th
says:-The Court of .Common Pleas and
General Sessions was held at* Anderson this
week, Judgem Wardlaw presiding. There were
no cases of very great interest lending, but
sufficient litigation to kee p the Court in session
till near the close of the week. We do not
know that it has yet adjourned.
Judge Wardlaw is on this circtuit for the first
time since his election, arid we learn from mem
bers of the bar, that he is indefatigable in the
disharge of his official ditties
'PUBLIC MEETING IN COLUMBIA.
At an adjourned mneeting of thme citizens of
this place, held on the 15th of March, thme pol
icy of constructing a turnpike road from Co
lumbia to the North C~arolina line was discuss
ed. The following resolutions were passed by
1. That an Executive Turnpike CoW
mittee.oftheTown of(Polumbiai to con
sist of twentyi-one citiz'ens, including at.
least lone member 4of Council, from each
Ward, be-gappointed by-the Chainman- of
his meeting, to cassider-'and doilse-sueb
measures as they mAy deem expedient.
for the.promotion otiwo:Turnpike Roads,
extending, one on each side of Broad River
to the North Carolina line.
2. That the said general Committee ap
point, from, among themselves or the citi
zens generally,' such sub-committees of
correspondence, &c., and such persons to
explore routes, obtain information...efe
-eneral concert of action, record their pro
ceedings, -&c., as they may deem expedi
3. That the Town Council be res'pect
fudy-equested to co-operate iith the sgid,
Committee, in promoting the-ojects on.
trusted to it. p - .
4. That the said c'ommittee;--aner they
shall havesufficiently informed-tbeaneles
on the-subject, publish in: the inewsppere
of the Town a statement or; their views
of the said Roads, the most eligible roates,
the probable cost, the stock necessary. the.
movements of the company sections:inter
ested, - the proportions of stock that-will
probably be-taken'by. each;thesuam they
deem it expedient the Town should suh
scribe. through its. constituted authbriies,
to the sitock on each. roonte, -together' with
suitable provisions oforganization for each
stockCodmpany, .id detail, and a call for-a.
Town.Meeting at such period aswill allow
to the Citizens suifficient previous. consid
eration of the imatters thus publicly .sub
mitned to them. -
-For the Advartiser..
Ma. EDITo:-By giving"the followingeom
munication a place in your valuable paper,
you will confer afavor upon many of your read
ers. Ie "thought it desirable toipy tiie
Resolutions, adopted by the Virginia Board of
Missions, at Richmond, . suposing that nany
of the Churche's in the Assciation have not
J. M. CHILES-.
To THE sEVERAL. CaURCnu otM itlboIg'TRK
EDoEFiELD BAPTsT .\soEIATIoN.-Gft dsng:
Beloved Brethren:-At a meeting of the
Ministers' and Deacons' Conference held with
the Dry Creek Church on thi 20ti instant, a
rerolnton-was passed by that body, request g
me as its Secretary. to address.a .call to yoi;
urging the propriety. of a . Convention' of the
several Churches of the Association,to assem
ble at the Baptist.Meeting House, in Fdgefield
Villa-ze, on the evening of tharfiist.Mosday in
May next, to make arrangements to meet the
Convention of Southern Baptists'on.Thursday
the 8th of the same month, in Augusta, to "con
fer on the' best means of promoting the Eoreign
Mission cause, and other interests of the'Bap
tist.denomaination in the pouth." The Conven
tion to meet in Augnusta has been called by
the act of the Virginia Baptist Boird of Mis
sihns in Richmond.' The circumstance which
gave rise to this act of the Virginia Board, was
the actof the American Board of Agents for
Foreign Missions, which appeared in a re
eent letter from Dr. Sharp. President of the
Board. addressed to- Rev. Jesse Hartwell. of
Alabama, as a reply to the question, ." Are
Slaveholders eligible and entitled to receive'any
agency, mission, or other 'apite" from
thing is certain, we can never be a party to
any -irangement which.would imply approba
tion ofslavery." This decision is exceedingly
to be regretted, especially, as we are informed.
that they came to this decision "ddiberntelg and
unanimously." What cause shall Sonthern
Baptists adopt for future operatioin, is a grave
question, -and should he met with prayerful
delibieration. To, act prematurely and rashly
might produce incalculable injury to the cause
of Missions, which, we ardently desire to sup
port. Not to act at all, 'would be highly cul
pable on our part. Heretofoce we have looked
upon Abolitionists as deluded enthusiasts, being
* wise above that, that is written:" having a
zeal. not of God. nior according to knowledge ;
and supposing them described' by the A postle
as teaching "otherwise," than the directions
g ivan by him to Timothy to teach and exhort:
("Let as many servants as are under the yoke
count their own maaters worthy of alt honor,
that the name of God and his doctrine be not
blasphemed. And they that have believing
maste'rs, let them not despise them. because
they are brethren ; but rther-dO them service,
because they are, faithful and beloved parta
kert of the benefit. These things teach and
exhort. 'If any man teach othertoise, and con
sent not to wholesome wor'ds, even the words of
our Lord Jesus Christ and to the doctrine which
is according to godline'ss. Hie is prond. know
ing nothing, but doting .about quesiions and
strifes of words whereof cometh envy. strife,
failings, evil surmnisings, &c; I Tim.6:-3st
and 5th verse.") Supposing them thus descri
bed, we have taken his advice, " from such
withdraw thyself." But we have been as
sured that this class (Abolitionists) form but
a small portion of our Brethren at the North ;
the majority being only anti slavery men. 'The
ate act of the Board, should it he sanctioned
by them all, will lead us to- the conclusion that
whtever diff'erence may, heretofere, have ex
isted between the- two parties,-'they are ntole
the same. .Their decision they have made
known. Again. the question arises what aail
ee do ? Our Virginia Brethuen say that any
farther connexion with the Board on our part
is inexpedient and improper; and recommend
the calling of a Southern Convention 'The
Christian Index, which reached us to-day, in
forms us that the Executive Committee of the
Georgia Baptist Convention have met anti
"fully approve of the sentiments and resolu
tions of the Virginia Brethren "
As the annual meeting ofyour body will not
ake place until Septemiber next, 1 hope, dear
brethren, that you will take this mastter into
prayerful consideration at your next Church
meeting.and appoint one or mote. delegates
to meet us at this place at the time above speci
For your ,satisfaction I will lay before you
the eties of'resolutions adopted by the Virginia,
"'1. Resolved, That this board have see'n
with sincere pnin the decision of the Board
of the Baptist Triennial Convention, coa
taed ini a recent letter addressed to Rev.
Jesse H artwell, of Ala., and that we d eem
the decision unconstitutional, and in V'iola
tion of the rights of the Southern menm
brs of the Convention; and that -all far.
ther connexion with the Board, on the part
of such members is inexpedient and im
2. Resolved, That the Treasurer ofthis
Board be required tai deposit in one of the
Savings banks of the city, any funds which
may be in hands, or which.macy coine into
them, to he disposed of as the Society, at
its annual meeting, may direct.
3. Resolved, That this Board are of
opinion, that in the present exigency, it is
important that those brethren who are ag-.
n~rievdA ba therecnt decision of the BarP
-an -Bosito, should bold a Convention, to
confiron -the best means of promoting the
Foreigi Mission cause, and other-interests
of the:Biptist dehnomination in he South
'4. ;Rsolvid, That in the judgment of
t6is Hard. Augusta, Geo., is a suitable
place for holding such a Convention; and
in May next is a suitable time.
5. Resolved, That while we are willing
to.meet our Soatbern brethren in Augusta,
or any other plate which may be selected,
we should heartily welcome them in the'
city of Richmond-and should -it be deem
ed proper to-hold it inthisacity. the Thurs
day before the 4th Lord's day in June next
will be a suitabletime.
On motib6'' Z
- Resolved, That Churches and associa
uons Df-jheSalte;b-co tenA4ddEp
point Jelegates to ihe ~p'roposed C6nven
Resolved, That-the proceedings of thi -
meeting be yublished under the direction
of- h4ehrie'n' Taylor Jiter, WalkeWatid
J. B. TAkLOKPre't Board.
C. WaLTAL, Sy .
Maythe spirit owidemand ofgcacedirect
you. in your deliberatienells the prsyetb.
Youzi'snktlie GospelL f~
Edgefield C. 1k March 3%stA
tan of-the 26th lIt., ii-s.V..is ekj 'OLID
of about '300' page, with thaboa titfe, -
by Dr. A,. M. Folgero .f wlin q
short time..ssue fro this P s,s.'T
imeiits' of the'okil,.Wittotdoet
-entiOn it to uxiversal. approbaionf and
though-we -have-no interesti-speahin
inslandatory terms of its:Aunihora8'ike
wise -of the- work, -ther--tha-F4dtid -of
personal rd, ws-1m,.. . Co
'mend to amilies, o Jubrl efor 10 ia
we esteem a most valuable bompenpdium
6r rsdies. foriirdsfl1'tioll iAilm""
incident to the-Unired:Ststes.. ..: a
This' work'has no iobtlieeg glxpeed
befbre. this, but -tie ,everity-of the North
ern wintei prevented-the supgly.dpaper,
and other. meterials -neccessary-..A'fei.
completion. We think the work well
calculated to'subserve the wants of thi
community, from "he fact. thaiit adap. s
itself to those cbanges' which moet Mldi
cinal ien 'believe to take placel.unlho.
type of 'disase,' supplying the aseg
other deseivedly popular aid psefyl yorki
of a' signilrr kund,,no.w necessqriy obso
- We understand. -says the N. O. .Tegir
sonian, that Maj. Donelson, our Charge
'dAtlmires to Texas, will -sail in thqext
packet for Galveston, by which:time-he -
supposes that the instructions said to have
been forwarded to him-by tbiayofNash
ville, Vill havearrived.
The Mexican inister, General AlmonteQ
assed through this. city yester4ay . from
ashington, on his way to. New .York.
We.have already stated toe fact that -fe
had asked for his passports and.terinated
his official intercourse with .our govern
ment.-.Btfalt. American, 271& ult.
Inland- Mail Route.-The citizeh ij
Rafeigh, N. C., were to have held apub6
lic meeting on Saturday. rrernoon last, to
consider the propriety of memorializing
the Post Master General to place on the
route from that place to Columbia a con
tinuous line of four horse Coaches, 'to ',e
run in the tim~e the Great Mail is carried.
The co-operation of the citizens nf'F'ay
etteville, Chteraw, Camden and Columbia
is requested.-Columbia Chronicle.
-A Question for Political Economits.
Mr. Polk in his Inaugural, avows himself
in favor of protecting all the 'interests of
the country alike ; yet he says he is itn fa
vor of such incidental protection, as will
he-afforded by a moderately discriminating
taril. The very term "discrimination"
implies that a difference is to be' made in
favor of certaiu articles, and that the'pro
ducers or munufacturers of theae articles
wvill he protected to a greater extent, ihatn
those who produce or manufaciture certain
other articles;t and unless Mr. Polk t'eans
that equal dqeties shall- be imposed tipon
all articles which ai'e grown oir manulhc
tured in the United States, we cannot see
how he is-to protect aill the interests of the
country alike, by a discriminating Ta~riff.
How does he - propose to discriminate, so
ato protect the cotton growing interests
of the South?' We should like to' know.
-South xCarolinian. - -'-. -
Bold Incendiary Auempt.-T he Char
Teaton Courier -of Monday says-: -Ahoist
half-past nine o'clock on Frsday' night
last, the-sentinel on Exchange whar*'saw
"a ball-of fire descending among a pile of
cotton, apparently thrown -from an adjoin..
ing yard, and itmmediately rushed to the
spot, with the assistance of another indi
vidual, who brought a pail of water,. ex
tinguished the flame. The ball was foubd
to consist of loose cotton, containing -a piece
of brick, and* bound -around with twine.
It was doubtless saturated with -alcobol or
spirits of turpentine, and ignited before'be
ing thrown, and but for the -vigilnceand
promptiness of the -guard, the design -of'
the wretch who perpetrated the det- would
have been accomplished. .. -
There is, as yet, no nlue by whicht the
villain can be identified. We learn that
the passage way 'to the yard is left-open, m
and the act may have been done by amo
person entering in that way. .
Fire.-B etween 10 and U o'clock last
night flames were fond issuing -from the
Foundry Establishment of Messrs Cam
erotn & McDermott, formerly Johnson's,
at the . foot of Hasel street. The interior
of the building, part of the roof and most
of the contents destroyed..
.Much credit is due to the fire comipan
ies for the protmpt manner in..whichibthy
subdued the fire .-Charl est on-'Patriet
March 29. - -
A Washington correspondent of theo N.
Y. Express says:"S. S. Southworth,.now
of the New York Custom House, was to
day appointed .Consul to Japan. I be.
ieve this is a new office. Mr. Zadoek
Pratt wanted to have it made a full mis