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From the'New Orleans Bulletin
From the last advices, received by way
of Pensacola from Vera Cruz, it would
seem likely that Mexico* will have;:more
than one quarrel on hand at a Aii
settle. The proceedings of th -tdc
Minister, in demanding his -p sports.
evinces a determination on the P . V
government to prooceed to extremiiti.
France now has heavy claims for indem
ity to her citizens robbed and maltreated
by the Mexican authorities. After the
bombardment and capture of San Juan
d'Ulloa, several years ago. there was a
settlement for the injuries and spoilations
committed to that date. But since the
last treat' on the subject, negotiated under
the mediation ol Great Britain, Mexico has
up a new score that throws her heavily in
debt to a rigorous creditor, The facqt is,
that the Mexic~ans were greatly irritated,
and.feltsore under the rough treatmeut
they received at the hands of France.
They were chagrined at the idea of being
forced to pay a just debt under the batte
ries of an armed squadron. Hence they
have ever since entertained a secret ani
mosity against the French, and whenever
opportunity was presented this spite was
sure to be manifested. In consequence,
Frenchmen living within the Mexican
territories, are subjected to frequent exac
tions and indignities. Flagrant instances
are related of the rapine, violence and in
solence offered to their property and per
sons. If our recollection serves us aright,
several Frenchmen have been, within
the last year, publicly shot and executed
under some false pretext or other, and no
satifaction has yet been made for the mur
ier. - In this way has a cowardly animos
ty wreaked its vengeance on a few isola
teI -.n I hel I -s indi'iduals. At last the
popular fury did not spare even the
French Minister. the representative of the
Government's dignity, whose person, by
the law of natiops is ever held sacred.
He was set upon in the public streets by
an enraged mob, and safter sullering marks
of violence on his person, and the grossest
indignities, narrowly escaped with his
life. It is the refusal of t he Mexican au
thorities to reuder satisfaction for this last
and highest affront. that has provoked.
France to assume a menacing attitude.
No doubt there is something gerious in the
movement. Mexico will not be let off
till the uttermost farthing is paid. Be
tween France and the Ufnited States,
Mexico will find herself pressed by credi
tors,arned with power on there side as
well as justice.
' LATE AND INTERESTING FRoit BuENos
By the ship Brutus, Capt. Adams, the
editors of the N. York Journal of Com
merce have Bteuos Ayres papers to July
26th, and a letter ofAug. 2d. as follows
BuE~ros ATRES. 2d Aug. 1845.
The negotiations of the English and
French Ministers Plenipotentiary had a
very abrupt termina the 31st July, by the
two Legations receiving herpasspo
The step that led to this result was the
demand on the part of the Ministers that
the Argentine army he withdrawn from
the territory of the Republic of the Uru
guay. As this demand was made with
out guarantee on the part of the Ministers
of the withdrtrwal of the French under
arms in Monitevidee, atnd virtually sus
taining the present government in Monte
video, which is entirely French and Eng
lish, there being only 211 native citizens
under arms against the Argentine Govern
ment ;-the Argentine Government repli
ed that they could not withdraw the army;
that entire Republic was quiet in p~osdes
sion of the legal Presidein; and that a
Conagress, according to the constitution,
would assemable at the Biceo on the 1st
August ; that the 211 men under arms in
Montevideo could not be balanced with
14,113 men under arms uuder their legal
TJhae great majority of the citizetns of the
Republic are in favor of, and have taken
arms under Gen. Oribe, the legal Presi
dent; and it is most unjust that to please
a parcel tof English and French specula
tors, the t wo Ministers insist upon estab
lishitng their Government. An immedi
blockade of this port is now anticipated,
atnd all commerce ended,
A daily drill of the militia takes place,
and the returns of the army of the Ar
gentine Confederation give 33.000 men
tinder arms, of whom 24,000 are old
The Charge d'Afiires of the 11. S., Mr.
Brent, has piotested against the interfer
euce of the European nationas an the poli
tics of the American Republics.
Yours in haste, A. C.
From the Charleston Courier.
Our Rail Read Connexion toith thre
Wes.-Thie Gerorgia Rail Road from Au
gusta, is now finished to its terminus at
Marthasville, to which place the more
poetic name of Atlanta has been assigned
At this point it connects with the Western
and Atlantic Rail Road. which is comple
ted to Marietta, 23 tmiles beyond, and is
now in rapid progress in the West. By
the 15th of October. it will be finished to
Cartersville, and by the first of December,
to the Oustatnally within 53 miles of the
Tennessee River at Chattanooga. The
whole of this distance is graded, and on
ly awaits an appropriation from the Geor
gia Legislature, which will most assured
ly be granted at its approaching session,
to meet the expenditure for the superstruc
ture. The completion of this line, which
may be effected by the let of January
1847, will consumate the long desired pro
ject of a connection between the:Atlantic
and the Western waters, in tie. benefits
of which both Craulinia and Georgia, and
their cities may particip-tte. The passen
ger andl freight trains now rutn daily to
Marietta, a distince of 196 miles from
Augusta, lid 332 from Charleston. No
city in the United States now enjoys the1
samte extent of Rail Road. as ours. to the
interior. A gentleinan, who left our city
on Wednesday at 9 o'clock, returned on
Sundlay at 2 o'cloc'k, having passed over
in that period 800 miles of Rail Way.
If you deduct then tirhe he spent in Co
lumbia Aiken, Hamburg and Augusta, 35
hors b haceomplished the 800 miles in
71 hours, which is at an average speed,
including stoppages of but 11J miles an
hour. At this speed, Nashville, should
our Rail Road be extended to that point,
would be but 51 hours distant, arid at
double the speed, which is tbe ordinary
rate of running at the North. and we have
the time reduced to 25 hours All the
.9ositious assumed therefore by Dr. Over
on may be therefore realized; and it is
'truly gratifying to witness the zeal mani
rested by the citizens of Tennessee in this
great enterprise. The Western and At
lantic Rail Road, built by the Statc of
Georgia, commences at larthasville-al'
other roads in the State have the right to
connect with it. 'The Georgia Railroad
from Augusta has consumated its con
nection- The Savannah Foad terminates
at Macon, and expects to accomplish its
connection with the State Road, through
the agency of the Munroe Rail Road
which runs from Macon to Marthasville,
but which is at present in an unfinished
state. It has recently, by sale, fallen in
to the hands of individuals who promise
a speedy resumption of the work with a
hope of reacning in season the point of
junction, at Marthasvihe or Atlanta."
The Tobacco Crop.-We learn from
our neighbors in different parts of Middle
Florida,that the amount of Tobacco which
will be produ:ed in 1845, in this section,
wvill greatly exceed that grown in any for
mer year. The low price at which the
Cotton crop for 1844 was sold, induced
many planters to, turn their attention to
other st;.ple productions of the South, on
which they might reasonably count for a
fair remuneration for their industry. To
bacco an'd Sugar have engaged this atten
tion; and in both of these departments
of labor, every appearance encourages
the hope, that their exertions will be
crowned with ample success. Skilful
and experienced Tobacconists. individuals
accustomed to the management of the
Tobacco crop in the West [ndies, Cuba,
&c.-as well as in preparing it for mar
ket, have been liberally patronized by our
planters, and they have every assurance
that their public spirit will be amply re
warded. The growing Tobacco never
had a finer appearance; and with the
increassed skill in the cultivation and pre.
paration, there cannot be a doubt that
F lorida Tobacco will soon regain its for
mer reputation in the market.-Tallahas.
N. Y. Eastern Episcopal Convention.
This body, which is expected to decide
whethet Bishob Onderdonk shall resign or
not, commenced its sessiona on Tuesday,
and consumed the day in the preparatory
exercises and an unsuccessful attempt
to elect a prebiding officer. The Con
vention divided on this point into Puseyite
and Anti, the candidate of the former, Dr.
Creighton, having a majority of the Cler
gy, and of the latter, Dr. Wainwright, a
majority of the Laity. It is likely to be a
stor my sesion.-Mercury.
Hunter Hill. who assasssinated Major
Robert R. Smith, of Suffolk, Va. a few
Wiyti go, wal*arrested irNew- York -o
Monday last and committed.to prison.
He confessed his guilt, and expresses his
willingness to return to Suff'olk without
waiting for a requisition from the Gover
nor of Virginia.-Mercur3
Hon. Levi Woodbury.-We learn (says
the Washington Journal) that this emi
nent jurist and statesman will accept the
appointment of Judge of the Supreme
Court, sod will immediately enter upon
the important duties of the high station
to which he has been called by the Exec
Prost:-We wvere visited on yesterday
morning by a slight frost; not sufficient
we believe, to do any serious damage
to vegetation; wye hope it will have a ten
dency to cheeck the ravages of the worm,
of which we have recently heard so much
The Hon. John Calhoun, with his
family was to leave hisresidence near this
pIece yesterday or to-day, for Alabama,
on a visit to his son. He wyill, we under.
stand, be absent about six weeks. His
adldress the 10th of next month will be
'Faunsdale P. 0. Marengo County, Al.
-Pendleton Messenger Oct. 3d.
Lielhtning and Needles.-A young lad y
was killed suddenly by a shock of ltght
ning a fewv days since-she was knitting
with a pair of steel needles.
Lead and Silver.-A new furnace in
Harditi county Illinois, has been started,
which is now producing lead from ore
which yields 65 and 70 per cent, by a
very rough process; some has yielded 86
per cent., by actual experiments. The
whole section of country .is one mass of
mineral; and silver prevails io the lead at
the rate of $20 per ton, which can be ex
tracted by a process so cheap as to make
the silver pay all.
New H1amps hire Election.--Returns
from 200 towns give a majority against
Woodbury of 1183. About 20 small towns
remain t., be heard from.
A g feat place for Babies.-Accord ing to
the census of 1840, there were in Missouri,
at that time the astonishing number of
sixty-seven thousand one hundred and
ninety-seven babies, or yong specimens
of humanity, under the age of five years!
A trood Sign.-The report of the Sn
perintendant of the Public Cemetery,
made last evening to Council, shows that
there has been a great decrease of burials
there for the present year. The inter
ment. from Oct. 1, 1843, to Oct. 1, 1844,
were 202; from Oct. 1, 1844, to Oct. 1,
1845, only 115, making a decrease of 87.
This tells well for the health of our city.
Council were obliged to make an appro
priation of $150, to supply to the Superin
tendant the deficiency of income arising
from this diminution of his fees.-Evenzing
Wire Fences.-Wire fences are now
made and highly approved in Scotland.
Five wires are used, with oak posts, cost
ing only about 124 cents per yard. The
This fence is said to be:Ahe r than one
of boards, or of posts ari ra. As iron
wire is becoming cheap and .a undant in.
this country, we have no doub it will be
used extensively in this way i' our Atlan
tic cities and States.
ie iU ling to the Pillars ofhe Temple of
Our Liberties, and if it must fawe will per
ish amidst the Ruins."
EDGEFIELD C. .6
WEDNESDAY, OcToBER ,.1845.
As money is very scarce, an&. diought has
cut off the prospect of the PlaW and Farmer,
we have come to the conclusioji; &o reduce our
terms to suit the times. In-futu we will put
the Advertiser to Clubs at t ifollowing low
For 5 copies for one year, 10 in advance.
" 10 " " 7 50
"15 " " " V 00 "
20 "- 4 000
Either of our presentsubserib4h; will be taken
as oue of the above Clubs.
We hope our friends will e rt themselves
in our behalf. and iry to get us a few more sub
scribers, as we are at this time very much im
wantof the needful.
THE EDGEFIELD MECH&Ic's WAsH
ingtonian Society, will meet on Monday
The public generally -arg invited to at
In consequence of several typograqhical
errors in the article upon the3 putb Carolina
College, which we copied iho Mercury,
we have re-publiahed it in this 6number.
The Court of Common Pleas commenced its
session at this place, on- Mdday -:last, Judge
RAmn.-On Friday evening, a rain commen
ced at this place, and continue'd to fall nearly
the entire day, on Saturday. After the weather
cleared off, the atmospherc waiiquite cool.
We received recently the firist number of the
Carolina Baptist, a monthly.Nigazini, ptb
lished at Greenville, S. C. . N. Hvynes, ed.
We have received two or three numbers of
the Charleston Evening Post; a new paper pub
lished by J. N. Cardozo, formeny editor of the
Southern Patriot. Mr. Ca o haX long been
known as one of the ablest ed in our State,
.aidubti~s* w high re1u
OURsELEs.-As Court is now in session.
and a number of our good friends and patrons
have visited this place, wec beg leave to ay a
few words to thema in behalf of ourselves.
WVell, what have you to say, cries one-Noth
ing more nor less, than to request you in the
politest manner. to hand us over the tespective
Rums which you owe us. We have waited
with all the patience of Job, for one, two, three
and four years for our dues, upo'u some of you,
and they are not yet forthcoming. If you will
hut replenish that old Purse, of which wve dis
coursed so eloquently some time past, we will
heartily thank you, and will cheerfully drink
your health, not in Jamaica, wine, whiskey or
madeira, (for we are very temperate me n from
necessity as welt as choice,) but in a tumbler
of the purest hump wvater. Come then, friends
of the old Advertiser, to our office, during the
session of Court, and we will give you a hearty
welcome.' We will be found constantly at our
post, and will keep a sufficient number of
Clerks to receive the gold and silyer, which
wve hope that our patrons will pour iuto "our
SOCTH CAROLINA COLLEGE.
Audi Alteram Parten.
We call attention to some extracts from an
article in the Charleston Mercury, on the
South Carolina College. which will be found
on our first page. We regret that fronr its great
length, we cannot .publish it entire. It is not
our purpose, to express our unqualified appro
bation of all the arrangements of the College ;
but as a sim le act of justice to the Faculty.
we will sta a few facts. -'The most popular
of all the objections perhaps is, the want of
proper discipline. To keep a number of young
men in subordination, to maintain a due res
pect for the laws, has always been regarded as
a most difficult problem; and if the presett
Faculty of the 8.Carolina College have failed,
theirs has been the common destiny. But from
all we know and believe, their success has been
fully equal to that of any former Faculty, and
will compare most favorably, with that of any
Literary Institution of our country. Dismis
sing all reasotning on the matter, and compari
sons, which might seem invidious, wve will
state a few facts, which apply peculiarly to
the present Faculty,as they are without prece
dent, we believe, in the College. These are
disciplinary acts, and if any ingenuous rea
der, after we have brought them to notice, will
say that the Faculty are eminently chargeable
wita remissness, we must confess, that we will
he much disappointed.
Session before the last, thirty members of
the junior class werea suspended at one time,
and the few remaining members announced
their determination of leaving the College, if
matters were not adjusted. The prospect
was, that the junior class would be entirely
broken up. The Faculty remained firm, yiel
ded not an inch, and the affair.terminated by a
victory so complete, that the Faculty received
a vote of thanks from the Board of Trustees.
At the last rising examination, five youug
men were not permitted to go on with their
classes. Rome of these were sons of certain of
the most distinguished men in our State. Never
before, we believe, was there a similar act of
discipline of such severity. We mention this
in no..unkind spirit to the young gentlemen or
Fao'ulty, but merely to show the rigorons dis
cipline of the College.
It is not known to many of our readers, that
for the last 25 or 30 years, there has been no
Chapel service on Sabbath mornings; thi'dounag
men having the liberty at least of sleeping until
11 o'clock. The present Faculty unanimously
protested against this desecration, and recom
mended to the Trustees to require attendance
on Sabbath mortlings, as well as every other,
to which they promptly responded.
WAe think it not irm proper to state, in this
place, that the moral character or the Profes
sors is of an elevated kind, and that several of
them.are Temperance lecturers * We hardly
think it necessary for uw, to enter into an elab
orate defence of the College as now adminis
tered, paiticularly as the writer under the sig
nature of "St. Johns" in the Mercury, has
done it so effectually. The College needs not
Non tali auxilio nec defensoribus istis,
In conclusion, we will say that we believe,
the Professors whatever errots they may have
committed in the management of the youths
entrusted to their care, have acted with great
zeal and cciscientiousness. and according to
their best judgment and ability.t
*There is in the College, a Temperance So
ciety, which numbers among its members about
forty- five students.
iNote.-The following gentlemen compose
the Faculty : Dr. Robert Henry, President;
Dr. Win. Ellett, Professor of Chemistry and
Geology; Thos. H. Twiss, Professor of Math
ematics, &c.;. Dr N. Hooper, Prolessor of
Greek and Roman Literature; Rev. James H.
Thornwell, Professor of Sacred Literature,
&c.; Dr. F. Lieber, Professor of history, &c.;
Dr. M. LaBordc. Professor of Belles Lettr-,
Au ACT to make further provision for tIhe secu
rity of Public Muncys, under the control vt
the diferent Boards of Commissioners in the
1. Be it enacted, by the Senate and House u
Representatives,.now met and sitting in tiene
ral Assembly, Tlhat each Boord of Commission
era of Public Buildings, of the Poor, and tot
Roads, Bridges and Ferries, shall appoint a
Treasurer, who shall hold his office during the
pleasure of the Board, and shall receive. keep
and disburse, under Ltme direction of the Board,
all moneys uider its control. and account in
such manner and at such time as the Board
may direct; such Treasurer, before entering
upon his duties, shall, when such Boards deei
it expedient, give bond, with sufficientsureties,
to be approved by the Board, fur the faithful
performance of the duties of' his office.
2. Each Board of Commissioners shall re
port. in writing, to the presiding Judge of the
Courtof Conmon Pleas of ime District in which
such Board exists, ott the first day ufeach Fdll
term, all transactions connected with its admin.
istration. The said . Report shall be accum
panied with an exact account of all moneys as
'Fitedse neuies mtiade;! n ilff trddUr
of the Commissioners of the Poor, shall be
specified the names in full of all persons who
may. front term to term. have received any
support whateverfrom thme funds uder control
of the said Boatrd. And the said presidin'g
Judge shall cause said Rieports to be read ini
open Court, by the Clerie, 00 the first day of
the term, and to be liled in the (;lerk's ottice
3. Thme said Boards of Conmmissimmners. res
pectivelsishad cause the several iteports wade
bythem, respectively, to be pirinted and pub
lished in the nearest newspaper, I aiiy be
printed in the District, immediately after the
adjournmrtent of such Court; and it there be no
newspaper, then to affix mune cop~y oh the said
Rteport to the Couii House door. anid three
copies at three othier conspicuous places within
the District or Parish. as the case may be.
4. Ini case army oiie of the said Boards of
Commnissioners shall nelect or refuse to make
said Rteport or publicationm, such Board neglect
ing~ or refusinig shall forfeit and pay the sum of
fiflty dollars, to be recovered by actiomi of debt,
ini any Court ofemnpetent jurisdiction ; and it
shall be the duty of the Solicitor of the 1Circuit
or Attorney Generaml, as the case mnay be-, and
he is hereby reguired, to bring said actioni for
the recovery mot said penmalty.
5. That so much of time Act of Assembly rat
ified omn the ninmeteenth day of De-cetnhmer, enti
tled anm act sutpplementury to an act entitled aim
act to give the Commtissioniers of~ the Poor for
thme several Districts and Parishes in this State.
thme power to purchase lands anad build Poor
Hlousesthereonm, for time support aind mainten
ance of thme piomir of said Districts amid Parishes,
passed on the sixtcenth day ot December, 1824,
as requires the said Connissioners of the Pomor
to make annual returns to the Comptroller
Genmeral, of the amounmt of monieys received and
expended. with the names of the persons re
hevedand supported, and also the twentieth
section of thme act to establish certain Roads,
Bridges atid Ferries, and for oilher purposes,
ratified thse twventieths day of Deceumber, in thme
year of our Lord onc thousand eight hundred
azndforty-two, be and they are' hereby repealed.
In the Senate House, the eighste'enthi day of
December, in the year of onr Lord one thou
sand eight humndred and forty-four, and in tho
sixty.ninth year of the. Sovereignty and Inde
pendence of the United States of America.
President of thre Senate.
W. F. COLCOCK,
Speaker of the House of Reps.
Hansuno, October, 2.
Cotton.-For several days past our
streets have been well crowded with wag
gons, and the receipts of Cotton pretty
large, for this season of the year. About
one half oh what has arrived, has beeni
sold from wagons, a; prices rangiog fronm
64 to 78; pritncipal sales 65 to 74 cents.
The denand is good, all that is orered
meeting ready sale, and our huyersmni
festing a desit-e to purchast-. . W" qtuoe
ordinary to mtiddling 6 to 64; middlinig
fair to fair 68 to 7A ; illy fair to good
fair 74 tom 74 ; choice 7j cents.
Receipt of Cot ton in H amburg,
in September, 1851 holes.
Stock on hand, 1st Oct. 1845, 15,54"
Shippid by S. C. Rail Road,
in September, 1845. 31534
The receipts of Cottomn since our Iast,
have been about six hundred bales, eighty
of which have been stored, the balance
sold, chiefly at former prices. On Tues
d, homw.ev, thee wasn aslight deline
in the market. in expectation of advice
from Liverpool. The principal part was
new Cor ion.-Temperance Advocate.
By Divine permission, the Rev. ALE3ANDER
MCCAINE will preat at-Horn's Creek Church,
on Sunday next.
Rev. TuosiAs HOLLAND. by divine per
mission will preach October 24th, at Big
Stephens' Creek, Ed)e'field District, S.
C.; Saurtay. at Bethany, Repubiican ;
Sunday. 26th, at Red Hill; Monday,
27th, and Antioch ; Tuesday, 28th, at
Edgefield C. H.; Wednesilay, 290h at
Rocky Creek ; Thurny, 30th. at Dry
Creek ; Friday, 31st, a:~Bethel ; Satur
day, Nov Ist, at Cloud's Creek ; Sunday,
2d, at Sardis ; Monday, 3d, at Salem -
Tuesday, 4th, at Red Bank; Wednesday
5th. at Gnod Hope ; Thursday, 6th. at
Little Stephens' C.reek; Friday, 7th, at
Brethret, of the ministry will - please
publish these appointmeuts in their res
WooDocK, Oct. 2nd, 1845.
Mr, Editor.-In looking over your paper
this evening, I find a coumunieation from Ar.
Holmes addressed to the voters of the 9th
Regiment, in which I find my name is used in
no friendly manner on the part of Mr. Holmes,
relative to some reports that are in circulation
resper.ting himself. So far as I am concerned,
1 feel it to be an imperative duty on my part,
to appeal to the same Regiment, in common
with the world for a hearing on my part, and I
therefo -e hope you will do me the honor to pub.
lish in your next paper the following comma.
blost Resp'ctly, your ob'dt Serv't,
J. F. C. SETTLE.
To the Voters of the 9th
Regiment, and to .he
People of ite IWorld.
Assailed as I am by an aspitant to popular
favor-a tNvor to which I honorably aspire
miyself-with having used and sanctioned un
fair means to obtain that lavor, I appear before
you tellov citizens, for the first line in my life,
in the capacity of a scribbler in the public
prints; and I hope, in the preseut comnmuni
cation, to be governed by that cool and dispas
-sionate consideration that should characterize
every individual when brought into array
aguinst each other, probably through the chi
canery of some latrant and fawning parasite.
I shah take up mr. Holues' insinuations as
they come, and comment upon them as may
seem proper, using to doubtlul or ambiguons
ierms or epithmet"; such as the " Wise Major of
the range," --The % et lipped baptist." &c.,
but vitll boldly and learlessly to the task, call
ing upon any name that nay be necessary,
whettier he is a Holmes, Perrin or Settle man.
as used in coatradistinction of' parties, hoping
at the same time that those whose names arc
called will rightly appreciate my motives -in
bringing them belore the public; and let ine
here say that because a miar. is not going to
vote for me, I do not by aiiy means look upon
that man as an enemy ; we all know that there
has to be a choice, and I know% of some who
will vote against me who are particulai ly friend.
ly tow ards tme. The first imig that I shall na
ice, is Mm. Ioluies' assertion, "Now for the
first time has it been proved to me, that nian is
deceitful aid desperately wicked." This is a
wise discovery of ir. Holmes, and should be
Itegnnmeti, that there issuch a sage before them
fur their suffrages. As to old Ned's kiling his
bull, Mr. Sage, you are somewhat mistaken;
he ouly intended to kill a GalL. As to the sub.
ject ol a coalition between Perrin and lomes,
temiow eitizens, A now give you a plaini sinte
int of the fsacts as stated to me. Oni W~ed
nesday 01 the encampment,,James Rtobertsoin,
well knownm to most of you took mie aside
anid told me that he had heard some Iriend
surmmise that soezie inluential person
tiad persuaded Mlr. Perrin to come forwvard
as a candidate fur Colonel and as soon as he
succeeded in getting Air. Perrin's consent to
run, lie then posts off to see Mr. Holmes for
whom I suppose, he baa more good feielm tg
than ter Mir. Perrin. He (Mr. It.) then re
tmarkedl that it w.as doiie for the express pur
poase of delkating mayseli-thme young giatt
aiid further remarked, I thsink, that Capt.
W ren i had told lium this. I bein.: in a hurry
left Mr. IKobertson as son as lie had told mie
tthe above, atnd have .never had any conversa
boon with liiinsinceataout tme report. A shmort tmne
after this, 1 lell in company with aihr. A. Lowe,
im gomgi to Antioch church; he remarked to
tie that be understood that there was a proba
bility of oiie ol the candidates withdrawing.
I asked hoim loir his athtor, lie replied that Mir.
Abner W hite told him so, or tnat hie had heard
sotie onme say that they hmad heard Mir. W. say
so; aiid furthier reiaarked that he did not say
positively that such was the fact, but that perot>
ably it was a surmise After this titme I neard
the report time after time, and thought that it
was over the enue Regiiment, and as such
spoke ol it my, elf occasionahly, in the presence
ol no0 matter who, and with no intention to
inajure eitther of my opponent. If, in speak
ing about a teport that already had generam no
toriety, I condescended to something beneath
the dignity of aiay tmani, I coniceise*it to be a
still lower degree of degredation for another
man to spout forth his venomu against mie for
speaUkingU abotit that that was already current,
aiid one teeo, thm-at I hieretohore looked upon as a
friend. I think that it would have bec n show
ing me that courtesy that is due from one
gentleman to another, for Mr. Holmes to haye
comne to me for the truth of the report. But I
am not to be the arbiter of this dispute, to
you, fellow citizens of all parties. I submit the
the controversy. If, however. party strife and
current report, got up for iio other purpose
buat to injure me in my electioni, are to be the
eliterioni by which I am to be tried, I can pro
nouuce my own sentence of condenmuation,
anid say at once cu' him down!
The next appeal to myself is concerning the
remark about Mir. Shiarpton. Mr. Holmnes
tells the story as I understood tt. I feel wvell
sa'ishied that lie made use of iio vulgar Ian
gttage at the ime lie spoke to me abeut it. As
to my expalaiining it to the satisfaction of Mr.
Shaarpton ad anyv of his connexion or muifu
enee, [ have nothing to do with, as it would
be the height of preusumptiou and folly in me
to pretenid to say what feeling elicited the re
mark, accompanied as it was by a reason why
Mr. Shiarptnn did iiot support him
As to transporting my friends down amngi
Mr. Holmes' neighbors to circulate his thirst
for the votel of ri-h mena or aniy other repiort,
there is somnethiing so pailpable to thme mind of
every uniprejudiced iiidividual when fully ex
phained, that I cannot pass it by uennotced.
The time to which Mr Hohnes- alludes, was
thme 20th nuk.. the time that the founeral ubse~quie~
of Messrs. Mc Daniel- aid Bussy were per
fearmed. I wish it distinctly uniderstood thai
this is tihe only time thmat I have be-en at the
Red Hill sinece I became a candidate, save
passing by there a short time before, onm my
way to and from the edoak Grove. At Mir
J M. Clark's I fell in company with Mr.
Samuel Dagnal. whbo, according to Mr.
Holmes' doctrine. coimstituiteed toy band of mer
cenaries (on this day-my immortal band!
BuHt to the Red Hill scrape..,--In gong to -thia
place, I fell in company wAh Mr. Cochran
and family, whose daughter (pardon the re
mark Miss ) I had the exquisite pleasure o
accompanying. Air Cochran, his nephew.
nieces, daughters,'and wife constituted iy
band of mercinaries on thit day. While at
the Red Hall Mr. Holmes met me a few jee
back of the store house, and asked me if I had
said that he had said, that he had rather have
Mr. Cochran's vote than twenty five commowr
mei's votes. I replied lhat'l lid not, and that
I defied the world to produce a man that
would tell me that I said so ; and -further re
marked to Mr H. that I had not heard it until
the Thursday fight before; but upon after
reflection I find thut it was oin Fiday, instead
of Thursday night, the night or just 12 hours
before I lainded ai the Red Hill. -My reply
seemed, I thought, to be perfectly satisfactory to
Mr. If. as he tuned off, and said nothing more
about it. Now, with the above facts, becomes
out about this self saune report and says. thata
friend of his told him that the wet lipped bp
.tist told him, (the friend) that I was the author..
To this I unhesitatingly giye the lie; and re
mark to Mr. H. that I had previously coatra
dicted it to himself; and yet he must needs use
somemenacing terms to myself abontit. But
mark it,31r. ti. you have madeanudpuvokod
and uncalled lorattack upoi myself, and I say
to you that there is. sometimes a reiributive
justice, which may yet overtake yu in; your
mad career. As to any thing that I have said
'that.Irecolled, I am willing to still say, let the
consequences be what they may. I have said
nothing in the present canvass that I am afraid
or ashamed for the world to know. I hafe
never .in visiting places made any inquiry
whether the crowd I approached Iwas Perri,'
Holmes or Settle, in order to suit my remarks,
to their particular lanicies To. this remark
some of your warmest friends will bear iesti
mony. %% hat I have said in the chinitey cor
ner I will pr aclaim fromn the housetops.
If my conduct is any instance everindicated
a favor ol any report chculated against.'M.
H it was on the memorable Red Hill day. iUu
ingthis day an passing and repassing, my friepd
would frequently remark, -John, they give t
up," "somie of the warmest friends of' Mart.
say you will be elected," and various other.re
marks of a like flattering nattre. In the
eveing as -I approached the store' house, I
heard William Mallett say, "- Well Mart. .I
did'ut Start the report. I have told you, all I
know about it." Alter getting into the piazza
where they were, M1r. Holmes remarked,
"here is Settle; lie knows what I said ;" allu
ding of course, to his Mt. Vernon remark
To this remark, amounting almost to 'a direct
interrogatory, I, seeing the feelings of etli -
Messrs. Holmes and Mallett were aroused,
made no reply, thinking that the less was sid.
about it, the sooner it would be squashed; and
believing also, that Mr. Holmes seemed some
whait chaarinned, probably through the exer
tions of the itelligencer aiid my immortal
band in my behalf, I thought that under tho
high exciteuaent then displayed, prudence'
would dictate a course of perfect taciturnity
on miy part' relative to any report whatever,
unless positively called upon-and as such I
acted oan this occasion, for which, having a
self approving conscience, I am proud, felow
citizenas, that I did not act differently, paying at
the same time a due difierrence to your opin
ion. In opening my batterie,1 against Mr.
Holies, I have met him at the very threshold,
telling him at the very start that I should make
the "fur" fly fiom him, if I could fairij and
honorably-to this I still adhere, and defy 'Mr.
Holmes to produce creditable evidence to the
contrary. it has ever been my plan-to operate'
as much as possible in Mr. Holmes' battalion;
and in the apparent- aye, real success, at one
of the boxes, at least, may be inferred this ar
ray of vituperation.
tiois,-diving deep into theilore ofthiancients,'
or literature of the moderns,:oirany other deep
and abstruce science. I leave the gentleman to
exnIt in this boasted aupeuibrity, knowing that
lie, as miost of' you kniow, fellow citizens, has
hiad a decided advantage over me in this res,
If bombastic words and opprobrious lan
guage are tests of courage, the gentleman, in
my opinuiota, possesses this qualification in a
pre-eaminenat degree. But these arc not so
much teste of courage, in my humble opinion,
as of temaerity.
As to provintg myself possessed of courage,
or disproviig that .alr. Holmes has any, the
fact will ntom ho established either way by spout.
ing forth to the public our big feelings under
the circumstanices of a highly excited state of
partisan spirit. Never, until the present time,
wiere I tapprised of the astounding fact, that a
candidate lhad the complete mastery over thao
actions of' those who might espouse his cause.
II I land been previously apprised of this fact,
I shaould ere this have brought "The In
telligetncer, the wet lipped- bapatist, the wise
Mlasjor of' the ransge, and you, too, old A bner,"
to aii ac'oiunt for yomar conduct in encroaching
uponm tihe hallowed soil oa' fMr. Holmes. Being
a little better informed now, I command you
ali-hme immoertal band too, to be on yout
guard- for the future, or I will, with ,my magic
wanid, strike terror and confusion mi your
ranks. confIounding~ your lanauage, and making
a Babel of' the whole fabric. I have, now,
aished statemenit of the whole affair between
M lr. Ilolmes and myself. It is for you to de.
cide upon the whole matter. There are things
of which I should have been glad to speak am
thmis c'somuication, but for want of time I am
prevented You see that I have been, assailed
just ona the eve of my election, and l'orwhat
purpose? Let aii intelligent and honest comn
I leave you. fe'llow citizens, with no advice
upoin whom you should bestow your suffrages,
soliciting you to consider calmly and diaspas
icomately upon evory circumstance connected
with this despicable affair.
Mr. Editor :-Ini lookitng over your valable
paper oh' the 1st instant, I find an advertise
ment signed by one "Martin Holmes," evhmence
I notic~e the following sentence:
"So I treated to aquart, for which oneGriffin
well k~nows he received from my hands 37g
cents-although lie has never mentioned at to
any person, because he knew it would give thre
lie to the report which 1 hinted at above.".
In regard to Mr. Ilolmie's treating to a quart .
at my house, and in regard to the payment
meantioned above. I concede to him the right of
knowing better than myself. For in my opim
ion. it is impossible for one person to retail
splirits tn twenty or thirty persons-at once, ad
recollect wiio pays him and who does-not, es
pecially when lie has no idea of being called
upon two months afterwards to recollect who
who did and who did not pay him.
But ini regard to the accusations in the last -
clatuse of the sentence quoted above, whereim
Ihe st~tes I knew of the fact and kept it back
inatemtiially because I knew it would giv& the lie
toithe report in circulation, I pronounce at un
cnditionally false. .BGRFI. -
October 8 37 .it
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