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From the Louisville Journal.
TWELFTU DAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15.
The convention met pursuant to ad
joutr.sem, Bishop-Sonle in the chair.
The Resolution of Dr. Smith was taken
up;for furrer-consideratien, and supported
i-n peeches 'by Mr. Pi te, of Tenn.; Mr.
Cranch, of Ky., and several others. The
resolution was finally passed. It is as
Re the Delegates of the several
Annua C erences in the South and
Southwe rn States, in the General Con
,ention assembled, That we cannot sauc
tion the action of the late. general confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal Ohurch,
on the subject of slavery, by remaining
under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of this
body, without deep and lasting injury to
the interests of the church and the cont
try ; we, therefore. hereby instruct the
committee on organization rhat-if,-upon a
careful examination of the whole subject
they fnd -that there is no reasonable-ground
to hope -that the Northern majority will
recede from their position and give -some
safe guaranty for the future security of our
civil and ecclesiastical rights, -that they
report in favor of a separation from the
ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the said geu
On the passage of the resohrtion, Bishop
Soule observed that the vote was very
remarkable for its unanimity.
Methodist Con'ention.-In rhe -South
ern Methodist Episcopal Convention at
Louisvile, on Thursday las', Dr. Bascom,
chairman of the committee on a separate
organization, made his report on ,that
subject. The report, which -occupied
nearly two hours in the delivery of-rt, iis
said to be a document of extraordinary
ability. It concludes by recomnrenaing
a distinct and separate organizatit, unter
the title of "The Methodist 'Episcopal
Church of the South." No action -was
hdldon the report.
'FZnsT , May 16.
The entvention-met pursuant to adjourn
ment, Bjsbop-Soule-in the-chair.
On motion of Mr. Bryant, the conven
tion resolved itself into a committee of
the whole for the purpose of resuming
the unfinished business of yesterday, Rev.
J. James in the chair. Aftter considering
the report on Missions, particularly the
locution of the Parent Mission, a large
number of cities being named and their
claims advocated, the vote was finally
The first place nominated was Peters
burg- The question to make that place
the l1arent Missionary Station being put,
only 18 rose in its favor. Louisville was
next in order. For making this city the
Parent Station, a large majority of the
The chair announced the vote to be in
favor of constituting Louisville the Parent
Station of Missions.
Thespbints for two AsasiantTreasurers
were then decided to be Charleston and
The report was read as amended in
committee of the whole. adopted, and on
motion the committee rose and reported
the same to the convention. Bistop Soule
in the chair. On motion by Mr. Lee, thte
report was laid on the table until the re
port on organization shall have been dis
SATRaDaY. May 17, 1845.
Dr. Early moved to take up the report
otn the organization. Agreed.
The first resolution, whbich is in the fbI
Slowing words. was thten considered;t
Be it resolved, by the delegates of the
several annual cou~erences of the Metbo
dist Episcopal Church, in the slave hold
ing States in general convent on assem
bled, That it is right, expedient arnd tne
cessary, to erect the atttual conferences
represented itn this convention, into a dis
tnct ecclesiastical connexion, separate
from the jurisdiction of the general con
ference of the Met hodist E pisco pal Chzurch
as at present constituted; atnd, according
lv, we, the delegates of'said atinal con
;ferentce, acting under the provisional plan
of separation adoptetd by the general con
ference of 1814,'do solemnly declare the
jurisdiction hitherto exercised over said
anntual conferences, by thte general confer
ences of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
entirely dissolt-ed; and they hereby are
constitrd a separate ecclestasttcal con
nexion, under the provisional plan of sep
aration aforesaid, atid baced upon the
disciple of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, comnprehending te-dectriues-qad
entire moral, ecclesiastical andeconrunical
rules and -regulations of said .discipline,
except onhy.iin -so'far as verbal alterations
may be .tecessacy .to a distinct organiza
tion, -snti to lbe known by the ttyle atnd
title -crf-the ~Methodist Episcopal -Church
-Ott the question of adoption the ayes
and noes wtere demianded- Decided in
The second resolution, as follows, was
then considered :
Resolved, That while we cannot abatt
donqar compromise the principles of action
upon which we proceed to a sepurate
orgamizattioP ini dhe Soutb, nevertheless,
cherishing a sincere desire to tmaintain
christian union and .fraternal intercourse
with the Church North, we shall always
be ready, kindly and respectfully to enter
tain, and duly -and carefully consider any
propostion or plan, havin~g .for its object,
the utiton of the two-great bodies, in the
North and South, w~het her such .proposed
unin be jurisdiciOntal or connexional.
The yeas and nays were demanded on
the adoption of' the resolution,.and decided
in the affirmative
Mr. Early .presented a -further report
fr.om the committee on organlization, whicht
is as follows:
Resolved, That this Convention request
the iBisbops presiding at the ensuing see
Bitins of .the border conferences of the
Methodist SEpiicopal Church, South, .to
*incorporate .into the aforesaid conferences
.anty soeleties-or stations~adjoining the line
4f division, prsosided such .societies or
stations by a majoity of the members
separation as adopted by the late general I
conference, request such an arrangement.
Resolved. That article second of third
section, chapter first of the book of disci
pline, be so altered and amended as to
read as follows:
The general conference shall meet on
the first .day of May, in the year of our
Lord 1846, in the town of .Petersburg,
Virginia, and thenceforward in the-mouth
of April or May, once in four years suc
cessively, and in such place and on -such
day as shall be fixed on by the preceding
general conference, &c.
Resolved further. That the first -answer
in the same chapter he altered by-striking
out the tweatgs one ar.d inserting fourteen.
They were all adopted unanimously.
The report prescribing rules for tbe
-management and support of missions, and
making Louisville the central station, was
-Con'ention nt-co,mmittee on finance
reported that the pay of Bishops Soule
and Andrew*jbe divided equally among
the fifteen southern cotiferences. -Couven
Rev. George F. Pierce, in ehalf afathe
committee on education, made a report on
durt subject, which gave a very satisfac
story exhibit of the collegea;and academies
of the south and west, under ,charge of
ite Mlethodist Episcopal Church. .in
4onnexiouswith;this subject..was anioffer
on the part of the trustees of Transylvania
University to place it under the control of
-the Methodist Episcopal iChurebi.South,
which. at the suggestion of Dr. Bascom,
,was recommitted to thesatne committee.
T.he report was accepted.
'Rev. Mr. Green. of theiTennesseecon
'frence, from the committee on .the book
.concern, made a report on that subject.
The report recommends to the couven
;tion to defer the locationldf a book cou
'cern'for the preser.t, that two agents le
tem-ployed to oollect- subscriptions, &c.,
,toward building of a book concern, stibject
to the action of the next annual confer
lit was also, resolved to recommend tha
'Charleston, Richmond and Nashville Ad
locates to the support of the church.
It was also resolved to support in the
interim, tim hook concerns of Cincinnati
and New York.
And then the convention adjourned to
Mlonday morning, half past 8 o'clock.
Thi Southern Methodist Episcopal Con
vention.-This Convention, which had
been in session in Louisville, Kentucky,
sixteen days, adjourned sine die on the
19th inst. Resolutions were adopted pro
vious to adjournment, appointing a 6m-.
mittee to prepare,and publish a -history of
the whole controversy w hich has caused
the present division.- Letters were ad
dressed to Bishops Soule; and Andrews,
requesting them to unite with and become
regular Constitutional Bishops of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South, ac
cording to the plan of separation. Bishop
Soule tepliel that he felt himself bound
to carry nutitheoollicial ,plan of Episcopal
invitation. as agreed upon by the Bishop,
in New York, untilathe meeting of the
Southern Gener.l Conference, whcu- he
would hold himself in readiness to accept
their call. Bishop Andrew accepted the
invitition at once, pledging himself, in
Iumble dependence,;upon Divine grace,
to use his best efforts to promote the cause
of God, in the interesting and extensive
field of labor assigned him.
The reinainder of the session was occu
pied in passing ihe usual resoluitiotns of
thanks to the citizens of Louisville, n ith
the exception) of passing a resolution
allowing other Conferetnces to join the
Southern Church by seniding delegates to
the General Cotnvention which will meet
in 18SA6.-Balt. Sun.
T he Methodist E piscopal Conve,ton.
The Sotunthern Methodist Episcopal Cotn
vention at Louisville adjourned sine die on
Monday last. Before the adjournment the
report from the Committee providing for
a separate organizatio:m previously adopt
ed in parts, was taken up as a whole, and
atdopted with but two dissenting votes.
-Bishops Soule -and Andrew were, by a
unanimous vnte, requested to-unite with
and become -regular and 'constitutional
bishtops of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, uipon the-basis-of -the plan
of separation adopted by the late General
Conference. Tlo this resolution the Bish
op's responded, notifying the Convention
of their acceptance.Patritt.
Gent. Jackson.-We are deeply pained.
to learn, that -General Jackson has been
attacked-bhy-dropsy. And he himself says,
in -writing to a friend in this city, on the
third-of May, "I am a 'blubber of water
from-the-toes to the o.rown-of my head."
,From his occusional extremessufferings and
debility, produeed by hemorrhage, we had
feared that this alone would have occasion
,ed his -death, but, like the -man himself,
even disease has taken an -extraordinary
turn. His mind, however--is clear and un
clouded,; and having "filled the measure
of his country's glory," and inscribed his
name otn the loftiest summit of renown, he
is preptaredand willing to dispossess him
self of ihe.honors of the earth, to inherit a
neverfading.orown of glory in the skies.
-U. S. Journal.
(Q*We do not believo that the empiloy
ment, in the public otfice, of mnen who
have serued an apprenticeship to mechanical
pursuits, has ever proved injurious to good
government, provided they were honest
and competent. Among the clerks in the
Departments wecanpoint out mechanics
from almost every branch of industry, and
can designate more than twent~y :printers,
wvho in many cases, are cqual, if-pot .u
perior, to others ~who had tbe advantage
of collegiate tuition. Let but encourage
ment be givenmto the working youthof our
.country, and djiuse amnong thsem knowl
edge, snd it will not be long before,.in
stead of .looking to preferment as san espe
cial favor,.they will demand it as a due of
politic'al equality. .Men were not b~orn to
office, and it does .not .follovw, because a
grandfather has grown grey .iu~place, his
entire descendants should followv in his
footsteps.-U. S. Journal.
A proud look makes foul work in the finest
To -rus FRIENDs OF TEMPrEaAC IN THE
STATE OF Soc-r CiRotuIA.
In pursuance of a vote of the State So.
ciety. at its annual meeting in 'November
last, fixing its assemblage!in Convention,
during the approaching summer, at Pen
dleton, the Executive Committee, this
dlay, fixed the Wednesday after the first
Monday -in August, the sixth day of the
month, at 10 A. M., as the time of meet
[.therefore most ear equest, that
the different Temperance Societies in the
State, will, at their earl conyenience,
meet and appoint delegWi io attend the
said Convention. Each Society of and
under 100 members will be entitled to .two
delegates.: andSocieties above that num
her, will be entitled to one .delegate for
every additional hundred members. In
selecting delegates. it is hoped that the
President of each Society t-ill always be
one delegate; and -it -is -especially desired,
that every delegate appointed should at
tend. The District Societies are each to
be-represented by t.we delegates. All the
oficers of the .State Society, inluding the
Fxecutive-Cao mit tee, are ex-officio metm
bers, and ae .earnestly requested to attend.
This maeeting itis believed i's an itnpor
tant.one, in every respect, We ourselves,
ueed frequent itechanges of opinion, and
good oflices to keep up that union in our
ranks, which has -hitherto carried us thro'
all ditiiculties. That there should be di
ferencesof opinion amongst us as to the
most efficient modes of act'oti, is to be ex
pected: and perhaps it is best that it should
be so. As long as the3 are kept within
proper bounds, they may answer the val
uable purpose of compelling each to ex
amine more carefully the positions which
he maintains. But the instant that any
portion of the Temperance army sets-up
their peculiar views as the Procrustean
measure, to which all others shall con
form, the unity of our ranks will -be.de
stroyed, and we shall either prey upon one
another, or be preyed upon by our enemies.
In one thiig we can bo united,-ihe promo
tion of Temperance by such means as to
each of us may seem "est. Let therefore
"Temperance" alone be our watch-%%ord
Between this, and our assembly. more
than two months will intervene. Time is
therefore ample to accomplish a great :deal.
During the witter and spring months.
Charleston and Columbia have been stead
ily engaged in bearing down .upon the
ranks of drunkenness. They have been
coot inually cheered by the conquests which
they have won. .in the country little was
expected to be dune during the same sea
son. But now, assummernd.leisure ap
proach, friends and fellow"laborers of the
country Districts of South Carolina, arouse
yourselves, and, like the noble and true
hearted sons of Laurens District dedicate
yoursel.ves afresh to the work. A e them,
let Temperance the proclaimed in every
neighborhood: and then city, towns and
country, together bring your trophies.to.
the moetir.g at Pendleton, and there.tell us
how many thousands -have been won for,
and united to, the Temperance army, du
rimg the past year.
Each Society will be expected to send
up an.accurate statement df itsmemtiers.
Ilistiaguishing between male and female
To our friends out of the State, I am au
thorized to say. we would gladly be visi
red by them. Delegates from the Geor
gia.and North Carolina State Societies
-ill be received wit ine;prnssible delight.
The interchange between us itt that way,
wtould be at tnce commenced by -setditng
delegates on our part, to the-Georgia State
Convention, were it not for the fact, that
that body assemibles before our Convention
Prcsdent J. B. O'NEA LL.
Peietof the State Temnperancc Society.
WVe untderstand that in the case of lien
ry Shultz. et, all., v-s. Batnk State of Ga.,
et, al.,the p)reparatory steps to reinstatte
the cause in the U S. District Court fum
Georgie htave only been taken, and not
bcen effected, as was ertroneously stated a
few day's since-a hill for that purpose
alone having been filed.-Courier.
'I he General Assemb~ly of the Presbyte
r-ian Church at Cincinnati.-ltn the Cincin
nati Ga::ctie of the 22nd inst., we have the
action of this body on the question of
slavery. They have-acted with a discre
tion and moderation we were not prepared
for. Thtey havo saved that Church front
disunioii, and it may, have stayed the
progress of contention among Chbristians.
Jeferson's Opinion--Iu his first annual
message to-Conigress the illustrious Jeffer
son took -decided ground agaitnst the
doctrines now contended for by the "' Na -
tives," -in regard to foreigners. Hlere 'is
"I cannot omit recommnending a revisal
of the laws on the subject of naturalizat
tion. Considering -the ordinary chances
of human life, a denial of-citizenship under
a-residence of fourteen years is a denuial
to.a~great proportion of those who.ask it,
and -controls a policy pursued from their
first settlemnent by many of these Status,
and still believed of consequence to':their
prosperity. Attd shall wve refuse~ the
unhappy fugitives -from distress that hos
pitality which the savages of the wilder
ness extended to ouir 'fathers arriving in
this land? Shall oppressed .bumatnity
-find no asylum on the-globe ?''
The Green Mountains of Vermont are,
according to te Vergennes paper, pretty
extensively on fire, and -had on the 14th
instant been burning for *more than a
week. The Essex Mountain presented
the appearance across the Lake of a solid
columnof flame and smoke, and-the smoke
and cintders filled the atmosphere for miles
around- The .loss of-property had been
very considerable, and was likely to ie
Professor Reynolds, of the Furman
Institute, of South Casrolina,.and a gen
tleman of distinguished ability, has been
elected by the Board ~of Truereess to-the
.Professorship of Theology -in .the hlercer
-University, (Geo.) atndi-will, it is under
stood, accept the .appointmenta.Courier.
A hog that is bemircd, is never.easy till he
has benured othere.
From the N. O. Picayune, May 24th.
LATER FROM MEXICO.
The U. S. brig Somers, Commander
Gerry, arrived at Pensacola ons Monday
night last, in seven days from Vera Cruz.
A gentleman who has laid us under many
obligations heretofore. has furnished us
with an authentic abstract of the Mexican
news up to the 10th inst. It will be seen
that the intelligence,-that Capt. Elliott,
the British Charge to Texas (who left
Galveston some weeks ago as- he said for
Charleston,) had it, fact gone secretly to
Mexico-is confirmed. it will be seen
also that our statement that the Texan
Government had sent secret agents along
with Capt. Elliot, to barter .thA Texan
people for a valueless recognitien of inde
pendence by Mexico, is also confirmed ;
and that the account we published of Senor
Canada's mission .to the United States was
We make a iteral transcript-ion of such
portions of the abstract furnished us, as
may interest the public-assuring our
readers that the most itplicit rebsance may
be placed upon it :
'The bill allowing the Miuistor of For
eign Alairs the power to negotiate a
Treaty with Texas for her Independence.
with the proviso that she shall not be an
nexed to ;he Jinited States, passed the
Mexican louse of Representatives on the
3d .inst.. by a vote of 41 for, to 13 against
it,. after a stormy debate of three days.
1t was immediately sent to .the Senate,
where it was believed it would he concur
red in unanimously. A report to that
effect reached Vera Cruz some days before
I sailed, but the last snail, of -the .16th,
brought no confirmatinn.of it.
-Capt. Elliot, English Charge to Texas,
had been in the city of -Meieco, several weeks,
accompanied by a Mr. Smith, secret
Agent firon the Government of Texas.
They arrived from Galveoton on the 11th
of April, in the British frigate Eurydice.
lie had returned to Vera Cruz, und was
waiting the action of the Senate upon this
bill when I sailed. When the result was
known, lie would return to Galveston witb
it, in the same vessel.
"Upon the 2nd of this tnonth Senor
Canedo, formerly member of the Mexican
Congress, took passage from. Vera Crsz
in t.se American harque Euges:ie, liar New
Ynra., upon a diplomatic mission from the
Government of Mexico to that of the U.
States; but his departure was not known
until it was announced iu the morning
newspa.pers of .the 10th inst."
We proceed to snake further levies upon
the abstract before us, and files of papers
with which we have been furnished from
the same source, in relation to the general
news in Mexico.
We are informed that Mexico is in a
most distracted and unsettled condition.
The.States of Tobaco and Puebla had
already declared .in -fa-vnr of the .Federal
Constitution, and a general meeting had
been held in Vera Cruz a few days before
the departure of the Somers, for that pur
pose; but immediate active measures were
suspeiiled at the request of the Gover
nor, who appears to be popular with .all
Several arrests of military men, charged
with revolutionary designs. had been made
in different parts of the Republic, and its
one instance a quanfity of arms ha-ve been
taken. fromsn them.
It-is thsought bsy a great many that the
present Gov'er~nment catnnot salsains -itself
much longer, and the idea of its declaring
war agatnst the -Utnited States tteen ahtan
doned by all sensible tmen-. Congress. to
be sutre. hsas pas~ed a hsill to raise $3,000.
000. to prepare =for a w ar about to take
place ; but we are informed that 'he opain
tots is pretty general that thse .monsey
canhnot be obtained, and that it was nrs
designed for that paurpose. as they would
not v'en'ure, tinder existing circutances,
toi collect together any conasiderabsle niusm
tber sof troops..
The present army of Mexico is said to
consist of 21,000 saflicers and less than 20,
000 mren !
Sanita Antia tas still cotsfinied in the
castle of Perote, bust no dousbt was enter
toinedi that he would soon bem liberated, if
he was ntot already free to depart at plea
sure. The imspressions that lie ni ill again
be reinstated in power is beoning tso be
genserally sustainsed, and mnatny thsink that
this will take place before thes expirations
of six msosmihs.
Trhe statement before us actounts for
the msysterioaus aippearanee of~ thse Relamn
pagos in our waters-as we supposse this
is the vessel alluded to in the -folltowing
"Whets thse Eniglishi merchaints at Vera
Cruz heard of Senor Caneslo's departure,
they chtartered a schooner for New O.r
heanis, which sailed mis the 10th inst. Tho
followina evening we carme up with and
passed. absout 3 o'clock, a vessel very miuct
like -her, st;.tnditng upomn the satne coturse
Its regard to-the American squmadron at
Vera Cruiz, we-have the ,followinig itsfor
*-rThe arrival of our squadrons at Vera
'Cruz created a great excitemnent, and also
in the city osf Mexico, where st was repro
sented to consist -of t wensty oine sail oh mren
of wvar! Th'le unexpected presence of ths
rquadron-had, -no doub ht, a salutary influ
enice and possibly might have caused the
mnissions, s's privately detertinsed upon, to
the Unitedl States."'
Fromt the N. 0. Jeffersonian.
By yesterdlay's mail we received au
thentic intelligesace front Vera Cruz, via
Pensacnla, of a date as late sas the verbal
news brought by the Relamtpatgo, fusrsish
iug us with sotne .interestinsg atsd impor
tant particulars in addition tos shat were
obtaitned by that vessel. Our adlviecs
from the Mexicasn capital are to the 3rdJ
instant, somse days later than previrtnsly
received by any but our-selves, and to Vera
Cruz to the 8th. Th'le slatemnent we
made upons the arrival of the Relampagos,
that the M'uexieun Cotngress.had passed an
act for the recognition of the indtepiendetnce
of Texas, on condition thast the latter
should reject our propossitiosn fsir anneXa
lion, needed tnt the contirmation, it now
receives. The bill passed the Hoisuse oh
Representatives by a majority of 28.
- nv~ini ees immerdiate transmitfd tc
the Senate and promptly sanctioned by
that body, it received the signature df he
President, and became a lan. Despatch
es, communicating this important move
ment, were at once sent oil' to Texas- and
the United States.
From the N. 0. Picayune. May 25.
LATER FROM TEXAS.
The steamship New York, Captaiu
% right, airived in our port last evening,
in 33 hours from Galveston. She brought
over sixty passengers, amongst whom
were Gen. Sam. Houston, ex President of
Texas, and lamily, who, it is said, are en
route for the lermuage.
The United btates squadron, under the
command of Commodore K. F. Stockton,
consisting of the steam frigate Princeton,
Lieut. Com'g. E. R. Thompson. ship St.
dlary's, Capt. Saunders. ship Saratoga,
Cap t. Shubrick, and brig Purpose, Licut.
Gom'di. W. E. liunt, have arrived and
anchored oil Galveston.
'1'The'rinceton, St. 31ary's and Porpoise
arrived on the 12th inst. 15 days from
Ilampton Roans. The Saratoga got in
three days alier. The entire squadron
made the passage by the -Hole tn the
Wall" and Providence Charuel to the
Gulf, and has made what is considered a
very quick trip for this season of the year.
There nut being a sufficient depth of
water on the bar off Galveston harbor to
admit the passage of the larger vessels,
Commodore .Stockton on the 12th stiafted
his broad penar.t from the Princeton.to the
Porpoise, and .with that vessel crossed the
bar-the 'Porpoise dranping .11 feet 9 inch
ches, and there being 13 leet water in the
channel. The wind being ahead at the
tinte, she was-comnpelled to Make a "dead
heat" up to the anchorage off the city
where she is now lying. On her coming
to anchor a national salute was fired,
which was answered by .the Austi
-1'exian sloop in ordinary..
The Porpoise is the largest nan of war,
otber than l'exian vessels built expressly
for that navigaiou, that has ever entered
the harbor of Galveston. Tne Prinieeton,
St. Mary's and Saratoga were left at
ancnoi outside the bar.
The most important intelligence frot]
tue Rtepublic is conta.ied in the followig
proclamation of 1 resideut Jones, Iruin
whict it would seem that the Executive is
cuttimg the wisdom teeth at last-ne use
the word seem to denote that the doub,
itch the previous course of President
Jones had created has not been removed
from ourtid : nor shuld any one relii ist
intoa state of security and conlislence utui
* it is finished."
By the Pteiident of te Repubiic of Texas.
A PRULAMA [ION.
Whereas the people ol Texas have
evinced a decided tish that prompt ant
detinite action should be h.d upon the pro
position fur Annexation, recently submutit
ted by the Go.vernment of- the United
States to -this government, and that' a
Convention should be assembled for '.his
purpose ; and
W hereas it is competent for the people
alone to decide finally upon the proptisi
lion for Anuexatun,uJ " by drpuncs-u
Cuuvention assemtbled," to adopt a Con
stituiun with a view to the admission ol
Texas as one of tu .Sta.es of the Ameri
cau Uniou; and
W Iereas no authority is given by the
Constitutton of this Republic, to any
branch of the Government, to call a Con
ventiun and to change the organic lan,
this heinig a right reserved to th~e peole
themselves, and whtch they alone can
T1herefore be ii .known, that I, Anson
Jouts, Presideint of the Rtepubite of 'Texas,
deeirons of givinig dir.etion and elict to
tie public n1ill, already sa' tulty expressed,
do reco. tniend to tac citizetis of Te1xas,
that an elecuon for "Deputies to a Con
ventioun be held in the ditlerent cou.nties
of the Repuiule, on Wednesday, the
fourth day ol June next, upon1 the follow
ing ais, viz. Eacht county in the .Re
p~ubbic to elect one Deputy, irrespective oh
the numiber oh vuits it contained at .tne
last annual electiotns. Each county votogi
at inat time tbrr~e hundred, an~d less tan
six hundred to elect two Deputies. Eaclh
county v'otitng at that time six hundred,
and less thain nine hundred 'to elect three
Deputes, and each county votiing at thai
timie ninie hundred atnd upwar'ds, to elect
four Deputies; which IBasts will give to
the county of Austin, two; Bastrop, one';
Ilexar, i w.; Brazoria, two; Brazos, one;
Bion e, one; Colorado. one; Fayette, two;
Fanniun, twt;. Fort Hiend, .one; Goliad,
one; Galveston, t wo; Gimzales, oite; Ha'r
ris, three; 1harrison, three; Houston, two;
Jackson, tine; Jaspe'r, one; Jefferson, one;
Lamar, tati; Liberty, two; Matagorda,
one; Mo0n'gomier.3, four; Milamt, one; Na
cogdochies, ihree; Reni River. three; Ru
bertaun, tn o; Rusk, one; Refugio, one;
Sahine, one; San Augustine,tno; Shelby,
two; San Patricio, one; T1ravis. one; V.ie
I oria. one; and W ashintgton, three Diepu
ties; and that the said Deputies so elected
-do assemble in Gontvention at the city oi
Austin, otn tihe "Fourti of July" next, li
lie purpose.of conisudering~ the propositior
for the atnnexa ion of -Texarto the Unitet
Sin es, and ay other propiosition witict
may be .tmado.concetning the unationialit:
of the lRepublic, and should they4'odge i
expedienit anid ptroper to adopt, provisioni
ally, a Constitution to be submitted to the
people for iheir raisfication, with a vien'
to thte admiiission of Texas, as a State, inin
te Ameirien Uniont, in accordance witi
the terms of the ptroposition for Annexa
tion, already subiited to this ,Goveru
mnent by that of the United States. An<
the entief justices oh the respective coon
ties aforesaid will give d.,e notice of tb<
said electionts. appoit a presiding office
in the several preemtts, who will appoin
the judges and clerks of~ said elections, an!
htave the same connlucted according .10 ih<
Constitutiotn and baws regulating elec
tions, anti make due retrns thereof.
In testimiony whereof I have caused the
'Great Seal of the republic to be herennti
Done at Washington; thi
(- fifth day of May, in the yea
y of our Lord otte itousand oigh
'L. S. y hundred and forty five, and a
l the inidependence of the Re
) "vti public, the tentht.
By~ the President.
E BElNEZER~ A LLEN, Attorney General
and Acesine Secretary of Stnte.
The Fourth of July-e day ..upbt
which this Corvention is to assemble, is
not one upon which the interests of Amer
ica. ought to sulTer, and hence %e'atribute
to the President more sincerity in his end
-den conversion than ve.sboull otherwise
do-but of tbis anon.
EDGEFIELD C. H.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1845.
"JWe will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of
Our Liberties. and if it must fall,tee will per
ish amidst the Ruins."
The Westhr.-The weather kias quite doo1
for several days past, and we learn from 'our
exchanges that frost has fallen in several pla
ces. In consequence of the dryness of the
eartih, vegetation has notsuffered moch fr'om it.
The Court of Equity commenced.its session
forthis District, on Monday the 2nd instant,
Chancellor David Johnston presiding.
We will endeavor in -our net, to ray before
our readers an account of the proceeings-of
the Mechanic's Washingtonian Society of this
place. at its last meeting. .,
The Publisher of the Anderson Gazette has
again .commenced issuing his pnper. It is to
be hoped, that a liberal public will give the Ga
zette sufficient patronage to -prevent its sus
pension or discontinuance a second iine.
Governor Aiken.-The -Governor is suo at
tending to the- military .setcptnments, ..which.
ae required by law.
Governor Hammond's Letters .on Slavery.
Many of our renders will remember the able.
letters of Governor Hammond on -Slavery,
'onmmon called the' Glascow Letter? -He has
Mince written two more on the same subject io
Thomas Clarkson, the great -Abolitionist in
England,in reply to a pimphlet by -Clarkson,
addressed to Governor Hammond. At the
earnest solicitation of his friends, Governor H.
has consented to the publication of these lei-.
Fpiscopal Bishop of Pennstjlvania.-After s
considerable number-of iatlottings. the Euisco.
pal Convention which assembled at Philadel
,phia,elected the Rov. Dr Alex'r Potter, Bishop
of the Diocese of Philadelphia. The Bishop
elected is represented as a gentleman in every,
respect, worthy to fill .the high station, to which
According to the late census, the population
of the City of Angnsts. Georgia, amounts to
seven-thousand five .hundred and eleven pet
ReuLen ff. llitn ey.-Reuben M.. Whitney,
lone known inthie political world, recently died
at Wusihington City.
'Temperance Aldvocate.- Mr. Morgan, the
pnhtinher of the Temperance A dvocate, and J.
-G. Bon matn. the Editor, have made an arrange.
ment by which Mr Bowvman afte~r the 1st of
July willbhecome both, publisher and- editor of
the paper. This arrangement was submitted
to the Executive Committee, and received their
unanimous sanction. Mr. Morgan will still
:contitnue the Printter, tuoder a contract with Mr.
Dreadful Accident at the Camden Race
C'ours.-The Charleston Patriot :of the.31st
uIt. says . "Wec learn by a passenger who caine
by the WVilmington Boat this timrning, that
just as the great mace at Camden was abont to
commence, it .was .reported that the Standl,
eontaining hundred4 of persons, gave way,
crushing several thousands of persons, and kill
ing anstantly,as reported,tco Iundred-severely
crippling hundreds more. From the confusion
and dismay whieb ensnied from this terrible oa
lamity, tho hoises were withdrawn and the
column will be fopnd the Proclamation of An
son Jones, President of Texas, recommending
a Cotnvention of the people at A&usiin, on the
4th of July, for the .purpose of~conuidering the
Annexation of Texas -to the -United States,
and any orher proposition which-may 'be made
concerninug the- nationality of the republic.
The electiont of Depuities to this Convention .
will be held the 4th of June. The Cong-ress of
Texas will assemble on the 16th of June. ..We -
believe that piublic opintion in Texas is deci,'
dedly in favor of Annexation, though the pres
et'rule-rs of the country are charge'd itid
hiostlity to the measure .The charge agains
President Jones is, of a very grave character.
The people evidently distrust him. It-is be
lieved, that lie is onder British and French iu
fluence, and. it is alleged that he made. a bold
I attempt to thwart the consummation of a unsiop
between Texas anid tihe United States,- by
sendinig an emissary to Mexico and soliciting
an acknowledgement of the independence of
Texas, provided Texas should reject. Annex.
ation. The Proclamatiion wvhich he "bas put
forth convoking a Convention 'of the~ people
is thought to be merely a ruse on his part to
deceive the people, as to his own echemesandf
to retrieve his reputation, which is none o~fihae
best. There has been evidently a deep -laid
plan on the part of personages high in psstion
Sin Texas to prevent annexation.. Towhat er.
tent President Jones may beimplIcatedin it,
is uncertain. But in spite of' all the efforts of
ambitions, selfish politicians in ~ Texau anid -
foreign emissaries, wve fli-miy believe, thiat,thme
"lones star" will soon be added to the bright
anixy of States wvhich comnpos our TUnion.