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violently shaken, he rietal h' timei when
cold the forni of a very fine gray powder.
This is silted to separate any-coarse par
ticles, and is mixed with nielted glue.
When it is to be applied.it should be
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with :s soft paint brush likie paint. It
appears when dry like a ceat of gray
-water color, but'-when its gone over with
an agate. bitrnisher, it exhibits a bright
surface of polishPe tin. If'thegfue -is -too
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burnisher. A -coating of white or gold
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ately l.,id over it, accot ding as it may be
intended to imitate silvering or gilding.
--This kind of gilding is often used for
coveting wvood, loather, iron or other
- articles in constant wear. It is very
ornamental and resis-s the effe.cts of the
of the weather.-Scientific Anmer.
.4 Provisional Governmnn.-A na
tive of the Emerald Isle, the oilher day,
on hearing of the Revolution in France,
the flight of the King a'nd his family,
the triumph of the d.-mocratcy, and the
establishrnent by the people of a pro.
- visionary governme:rt, e'xclaimed.-"By
SI. Patrick, and'is that not the thing
that swate Ireland wants? A provision
.ary government forever ! By thme pow.
ers, the opvly government she now has is
a'starvtion'ary one !
"~ Well, (eorge," asked a friend of a
young lawyer, who had been,' admit ted
a bout a year, hew do you lhke your new
profession ?" The reply was accom
pan ied by a brief sigh to svit the occasion
-.-" my profession is much better than
Why is a dIrunkard hesitating 1'0 sign
the pledge like a skeptical Hlindoo?
Because he is in doubt whether to'give
-mu thn n-orship of the 'iugzor 71o1.
'MR. CASS'S LFTTER TO MR.
WASIIINGTON, D. c. 30, 1847.
Gen'lemen-Agreeably to your re
quest, I place at your disposal a copy of
the letter to which you refer.
With great respect, I am, gentlemen,
your obedient servant,
-~ n.J.ThopsnLE WIS 'CSS.
Hon. J. Thompson, W. S. Featheiston,
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 1847.
Dear Sir-I have received your letter,
and shall ans*tr it as frankly as it is
You ask rie wliotlier t am in favor of
the acquisition of Mexican territory, and
t what are my sentinients with regard to
the Wilmot Proviso I
I have so often and so explicitly sta
ted my views of the first question in the
Senate, that it see:ns almost unnecesstry
r to repeat them here. As you request
it, however, I shall briefly give tlim"m.
[Ve omit a paragraph giving General
Cass's views upon the subject of .tshe
The Wilmot Pioviso has been before
the country some time. It has been
repeatedly discussed in Congress, and
by the public press. I am sumongly ir
pressed with the opinion that t great
change has been going on in the publc
mind upon this subject-in my own as
well as others ; and that doubts are re
solving themselves into convictions, that
the principles it involves should be kept
out of the National Legislature, and left
to the people of the Confederacy in their
respective local gdvernments.
The whole subject is a compehenrsive
one, and fruitful of imtorttrit -conse
quences. It woild be ill-tiied to dis
cuss it here. I shall not arsrame that
responsible task, but shall conTide rmy
self to ri ch general views; as are neces
sary to the fair exhibition of ny opi-oid.
We may well regret the existente-af
slavery in the Southerm -States, a:.d wish
they had been savcd from its irittcdoc,
tion' iut chere it is, and not by.. the act
of the present generation, and we must
Ivrwl m e .s momentous ,conse
quences. We have neither the right nor
the power to. touch it where it exists; -
and if we had both, their e-x-rcise, by
any means heretofore suggested, might
lead to results which no wise man would
,willingly etcounter, and which no cood
man could contemplato without ansiety.
The the o'ry 6f otir go'arnment pre- I
supposes that its various nembers'htvr
reserved to themselves thte regt latiuon of
1ll subjects relating to what may be
termed their internal police. They are
sovereign within their boundaries, except
in those cases where they. hey' surren
dered to the general government a por
tion of their rights, in order to give ef
fect.to the objects of the Union, wheth.
er these concern foreign nations or the
several States tlimselves. 'Local insti
tutions, if I may so speak.,,w-hether they
have reference to slavery, cr to any
other relations, domestic or politic; are
left to local aurthot ity, either original or
derivative. Congress has no right to say
that there shall be slavery in New York,
or that there shall be n>) d-.very in
Georgia ; nior is there any othier powver,
but the peop)le .of those States, respec
tively, which can chiange thie relations
existing~ thetinin; and t-hey catn say, if I
they will have slavery in the former,
and abolish it in the latter. *
:In various resp~ects thy~ Territories
differ from then States. Some of their
tights are inchoate, and they do not I
possess the peculiar attributes of sove
reignty. Their relation to the, general
government is impertfectly de-fine:1 by
the constitotion, and it will be. ziund, I
upon examination, that in that instru
meht th onliy grant .of power Conrern%
'mg them is conveyed in the phlrase -
"Congress shall htave power to dispose
of and make all need ful rules and regu
Inttions, respecttng the territory and o
ilher property belonging tao the. United
States." Certainly this phraseoloay is
very loose, if it were designted to include
in the grant the wvhole power of legisla
tion over petsons, as well as things. I
The e xpression, the " territory and pro-.
pritty," fairly constru'-d, relates to the
public lands, as sucht, so aisenals, dock
yards, foits, sh~is, and all the vartious
kinds of propertly, which the iUnited i
States may and mtust possess.
But sturely the simple authority to dis- a
pose of arid re-gulate these, does not tx
tend to the un'imited powe-r of legisla- 4
tion ; to the passage of all lawvs, in the I
most general accepta-tion of the word ;
which, by the bye, is carefully excluded
frum the sentence. Arid, indeed, if this I
were so it wvould render tunnece-ssary
another provision of the consitution, i
which grants'to Congress the power to .
legislate, with the consent of the States,
respectively, over all' places purchased
fne thn 'eretion of fors. magnzines. ar- I'
senals, dockyards, &c.' These being
the 'property' of the United States, if
the power to make ' needful rules and
regulations concerning' them includes the
general power of legislation,- then the
grant of autlidrity to regalite 'the tern.
tory and other property of the United
States' is unlimited, wtherever subjects
are found for its operation, and its exar.
cise needed no auxiliary provision. If,
on the other hand, it does not inclnde
it over their 'territory ;' for the same
terns which grant tho one erant the
mater. 'Territory' is here classed with
piopert,, and treated as such; and the
abject was evidently to enab'e the gen
eratl government,as a property holder
which, from necessity, it must be-to
manage, preserve, and 'dispose of' such
property as it might possess, and which
authority is essential alnost to its being.
But the lives and persons of our citizens,
with the vast variety of objects con
nected with them cannot be controlled
by an authority which is merely called
into existence for the purpose of making
rules and regulations for the disposition
and ntnagPment of property-.
Sueh it appears to n.e, would be the
construction put upon this provision of
the constitution, were this question now
fi:st presented for consideration, and not
controlled by imperious circumstances.
Th, original ordinance of the congress
of the confederation, passed in 1787,
ind which was the only act upon this
;ubj.ct in force at the adoption of the
:onstitution, provided .a complete frame
of government fu- the country north of
the Ohio', whil.- in a territoriail condition;
amd for its eventful admission in separate
States of the Union.-And the persua
tion that this ordinance contained with.
in itself all the necessary means of exe
:ution, probably prevented any direct
reference to the subject in the constitn
ion, further than vesting in congress the
right to admit the States formed under
it into the Union. however, circum
tances arose, tvhichrequired legislation,
is well over the territorynort, of . the
Ohio,. as over any ottier..t er , .boih
various ar po.wer
as been exercised over the Territories
-meaning thereby the diferent .torrito9
ia! governments-than is conveyed by
he li:mited grant referred to. How far
n existing necessity m-ty have operated
n producing this legislation, and thus
xt-nding by rather a violent implication,
>owers not directly given, -1 know not.
3nt certain it is that the principle of in
erference shou'J not b: ctrrie-h beyond
he necesary implications n hici produ
:es it. It should b.- 'mited to the -cren
iun of proper govetnaents for new
:ountr ies, acquired or settled, anti to the
iecessary provision for their eventual
tdmission into the Union-leaving; in
he meantime, to the people inhabiting
hem, to regulate their inte:nal concerns
n their own way. They are just as ca,
table of doing so as the people.of the
states ; and they ran do so, at any-rate,
s soon as their political independence
s recognized by admission into the U.
Lion. D.tt ing this temporary condition
i is hardly expedient to call into exer
ise a doubtful and invidious authority
hticht quesaions the .intelligence of a re
pectaible poioniIf oT our citiz-ng. and
vhtose lim itattion wvhatetver it ttay be,
vill be iapidiy approaching its termina
ion-au authority whicht would give to
longress despotic power, unconmrolled
ty the eonstitution, tover most important
ectiotns of out co)untry,. For if thte re
ation of matster and servant may be re
jlated or a nni hila ted by its h-~gisla' ion,
o tmay the relat ion of hutsband and wvife,
f p~arentt andi chtild, and of ainy ot her
oendidion whtich our institutions and the
tabits of otur society recognises. . What
vot~id be thtought if Cong~ress should uri
lertuike to prescribe the ternms of mar
intge in Ne.wYork, or to -regulate the
uthority of parents-over. their children
it Pennsylvania. And yet it would be
s vain to seek one justifying thte -inter
erence of the national legislatture ini the
ases referred to .in the original States
if the Union. I speak here of the in
erent power of Congress, and (10 not
otutch the qtestion of such contracts, as
nay be fourumed with .anew States vwheh
,dmt.tted into the confeder acy.
Of all the qutestions that can agitate
is, those whtich arc merely sectiotnal in
heir character are the most dangertous
ndl the most to be depreca ted; Thte
varniiug voice of him, whto from his
haracter and his services, attd viirtoe,
tad thte -best right to warn us, proclaimt
n o his coutrymnen in his Farewell
Udress,-that monument of wisdomt for
tim, as I hope it will be safety for thomi;
tow mucht we had to appichend from
necasures peculiatly affecting georaphtical
>ortions of our country-the grave cir
:ttstatnces'in which wve are now placed,
nake thesti words, wvords of saftey: for
Inm satistind. froam all I havn seen nde
heard hi_ that a successful , .atempt to
engraft ' principles of the Vilmot
Proviso upjn the legislation of this go
vernnien nd to apply them to new ter
ritory, shild new tertitory, be . cquir
ed would:eriously alfhct our 'tranquili
ty. I do ;rj t suffer myself to foresee or
to fortell ' consequencs that would
ensue; fo trust and believe there is
good sen, nd good feelling enough in
the countr to avoid them, by avoiding
all occasta which might lead to them.
Brie fly,9jln, I am opposed to the
etercisesdiif jurisdictiou by Congress
over this utrtter; and I am in favor of
leaving t people of any territory,
which b e her .alter arcquired, the
right to regudte it ftm themselves, un
der the.ge al principles of the Con
1. I do see in the constiut ion any
grant of. ntuisite poiver to Congress;
and i ani. isposed to extend , doubt
ful prece.d eyond its iecessity-tle
estaiisb ,of territorial governments
when net. leaving to the . inhabi
t.ints all th rights conpatible with the
relations -ft bear to the confederation.
2. Beca e I believe this me~asure if
adopted wo ld weaken, if not impair,
the Union ikhe States, and would sow
the seeds$of further discos d, which
would gro p and ripen into an abun
dant hare ofeaatmity.
3 Beca I believe a gennraly con
viction, ty uch a proposition would
succeed,a Id lead to an immediate
withholdi f the supplies and thus to
a dishonor termination' of the war.
I think n ipassionate observer at the
seat of go meat can doubt this re,
suit. ' .
4. If, h ver, in this I am under a
misapprch ion. I am under nono
in the pra operation of this restric
tion, ifad. d by Congress, upon a
treaty . lung any acquisition of
Mexicant cry. Such a treaty would
be rejecte aucrtainly aspreseI t.
ed to the' ( More than one.thiud
of that bi6 n 't) e A iinst it, View
itsdeh I ulfkn, ezclusion of
he ,.j z . pg g.cSt ies
qluire s r reasure ind ixertions of
nil, and wh cih should be common to all.
I ari repeating-neither a-vancing nor
defending these views. That branch of
the subject does ri t lie in my way, and
I shall not turn aside to seek it.
In this aspect of the matter. the peo
ple of the rUnited Statesnmust choose be
tween this restriction and the e:;tension
of their territorial limits They cannot
hw-ve both; and which they will strien
her must depend upon their represeutat
tive first, and then, if these f:il them,
5. But after all, it seets to be gen
erally conceded, that this restriction, it
carried into affect could not operate up
on any State to be formed fi om newly
acquired territory.. The well known
attributes of sovereignty, recognized by
us as belonging to the. State gorven
ments, would sweep bafure, them any
such barut icr, and would leave the peo.
pie to express and exert their will at
pleasure.. Is the object; then, of tem
porary exclusion for so short a period
as the duration of the territorial gove'rn
mnents, ni orth the price at w hich it would
be purchased ?-wortht the discoi d which
it wotuld engender, then trial to which it
wvou1ld expose our Union, and thet evils
that wouuld be the certain consequence.
let that trial resnlt as it -might 7 As to
the course, which has been intimated,
rather than proposed, of engrafting such
a restriction upon any treaty of acquisi
tion, I persuade . myself it (vo'uld find'
but little favor in any portiun of thisI
-Such an arrangemer'st. wouIld render
Mexico a party having right to intel fere
inour internal insti-utions in questions
left by the conistitution~ to tie Siate go
vornments. and wopld i.flict a setrious
blow up~on our. fundam',enta!l printciles,
Fewv, indeed, 1 trust, there are amongst
us, who would .thns gr.lit to a foreign
power the right to inquire tinto the -con
stitution and conduct of .ihe sovereign
States of this Union, and if there are any,
I am not among them, and never shall
be. .To thte beople of th is country, un
der God, nowy and. hereafter, atre its
destinies committed; andl we want no
foreign power to interrugate us, . treaty
in hared, and to say, why have yout done
thtis, orwhty have you left that unidone' ?
Our odn dign-ity and thes piinciples of
national indepetndence unite to repel
such a proposition.
But there is anothier important considl
eration which ought not to be lost sight
of, in the invesgation of this subject.
The question that piesents itse'lf is not
a qtestionlpf the irrtrease, but of the dif
fusion of slavery. Whether its sphere
be stationary or progressive, its amount
will be theiamei. 'The rejection of this
restriction will not ;add one to the class
of ervitude. nor will its adoption giyc
freedom to a single being who is no""
placed ifieroin.. The same numbers wit
be spread over greatet territory; and st
far as compression, wit h less abundance
o.f the necessaries of life, is an evil, sr
far will that evil be mitigated by trans
porting slaves to a new country, and
giving them a larger space to occupy.
I say this in the event of the exten
siun of slavery over any new acqnisition.
But can it go there? This may well be
doubted.. All the descriptions which
reached us of the condition of the Cali
fornias a-nd New Mexico, to the arquisi
tion of which our effTrts seem at present
directed, unite in representing those
countries as agricultural regions siniiltr
in their prodncts to our Middle States,
and generally unfit for the production ol
the great staples which canalone render
the slave labor valuable. If we amn not
grossly deceived-and it is difficult to
conceive. how we can be-the inhnbi
tants df those regione, whether they do
pe-nd upon their ploughs or their beards,
cannot he slaveholders... Involuntary
labor, requiring the invisiment of large
capital, can only be profrt.ib!e when em
ployed in the produesion of i few favor
ed irticles, confined by nature to special
districts, and haying i larger return than
the usual agricultural products spread
over more considerable portions of the
In the r:ble letter of Mr. Buchanan
upon this subject, not long since given
n ihe public, he presents similar con
siderar ions with great force.. "Neither,"
says tli distinguished writer, "the soil,
the climate, nor the productions.of Cali
fornia, south of 36 deg. 30 minutes,. nor
indeed of any portion of it, north or
south, is adapted to slave liabut; and be
sides, every facility wvould be afforded
for ihe slave to escape from his :master.
Such property would .be- entirely inse
care in -any part of California. It. is
morally impossible, therefore, that. a ma
jority of the emigrints to that poi tion ol
the. territor y south of 36 deg. 30 min
utes, which will be chiefly composed of
our citizens, vill ever re-establish slave,
ry within itI limits. .
been settled by the admission of Texas
into the Union. ... -
"Should we acquire territory beyond
the Rio Grande.. and east of the rocky
m"untrains, it is still more impossible
that a majority of the people would
consont to re-cstablish slavery. Threy
are themselves a colored populution, andt
among them 1.he negro doe:: not belong
socially to a degraded race."
With this last remark, Mr. Vaiker
fully coincides in his .h-tter written in
1844, upon the anne;raticn of 'exas,
and which everywhere produced so lii.
vorable an impressiun upon the public
mind, as to have conducted very mate
rially to the accomplishment of that
great measure. " Beyond -D.-l Norte,'?
says 1i1r. Walker, "shI.very will nout pass
-not only. bec.use it is. forbidden by
law; but because the colored race there
preponderates in the ratio of. ten to one
over the whites; ard hold:g, as t hey do,
the government and most of the ofices
in their' possession, they will not permit
th enslavemntee of any portio.n of rIte
colored race which m--kes and executes
the h~iws of thre country.'?
Thle qutestioni, it will be therefore seen
on examnitnation, does not ream rd t he ex
clusion of slavery from a -regian whecre
it nowt exists , but .a prohibeition g.itnst
its introduction where it does not exist,
and where, fruim thre. eelings of thre in
habitants andl the Ia .vs of niatrurie. "'it is
moratlly impossib!.e,". as Mr. Blucharn
says, that it can EVer re establish itself.
It augmis well for the pern.ainenrco of
our confederaitiorn, ih.rt during more rhan
half a century, which hars elapsed since
the establishmnent of this governmntr,
marry serious qutestioans, and somte of thre
highest imp~ortantce, htave atgitated tire
public mind, a"] muore than utnca t-tiet
onred the gravest consiegnience>; but; that
they have all in succession prraud away,
leaving our institutions urnscahled, anrd
our conntry advanrciug in niumtber, powv
er and wealth, and in all the otier ele
rerits of national prospeity, with at
rapidity unknown itn ancient or moudern
Int times of politiral excitement, whten
Iiiccht andr dielica ti piest ions present
lthems--lves for sohriian, there is one ;irk
of s:.tiry for us; and t hart is, anr honest
a ppeal -to, the fundamrenttal prin ciples of
our Union, and a stern de'terminaition to
abider their dictates. Tis course of
proceedinig has carried us in safety thro'
nanty a trouble, and I trust wvii carry
ris safely through many miore, should
miny more be destined to assail us.--.
'lThe Wilmot proviso seeks to take its
legitigate tribunal a question of donmes
cic p)olicy, having no relaiion to the
Union, as such, and to tranfer it to a' a
thter created by the people for a special
puoe, and foein to thte subinectmat
ter involved in this issue. . By going
b.. ek to our true princtiples, we go back
to the road of peace and safety. Leave
to the people who will be affected by
this question, to adjust it upon lro'wta
.responsibility, and in their owr er,
and we shall render another trio
the origintl principles of our rnt
ment,.and, furnish another guaranry for
its pcrnianene and prosperity.
I am, dear Air, respectfully, your obe
dient servant., LEWIS CASS.
A. 0. P. Nicholson, E'q ,
Rcsolntions adopted by the Denocratic
State Conrnention of Virginia, on
Tuesday. Feb. 29th, 1848.
. 7th. That as a Republicans and citi
zens of one of the free and equal States
of this Union, we do most earnestly prod
test against the Winthrop and Vilrnot
Provisoes, as wanton violations of the
const-itutioi and ivilful assaults on tho
rights and- interests of one portion 1f
our Confederacy do most solemnly. de.
clarie that there is no power eitIer,in
in Congess,. or a territorial legislattura,
which is its creature, nor any where else,
save only in the people of a territory. itt
the adoption of a State .Constitution
preparatory to admission into the UnioI
to prevent the migration of any citizpt
of any State with his -property, whthet
it bie slaves or any thing else, to any do.
main which may. be acquired by .11o
common blood, and treasure of the peo
ple of all the States. t
. .8th1. That this;.Convention hearjiy
r.csponds to the noble Resolutions of-ihe
Alabama State Democratic Convention,
and will "under no political necesity
whatever" suppog either for the Pcesi-'
dency or Vice Presidency, any. pejson
who shall rot be the firm and avowved
opponen.t of any plan or doctrine, whith
in aly way inter feres with the. tight of
citizens of any one State to possess _And
enjoy a1l.their property in any terijory
which may. ,be acquired by the Unsion,
as fully, completely and sectfrcly ac citi
zens of any ntlier-State shall enjoy.heirs
-eiceit sofar. as thatr bginage illing
9:1. That subject to the indispensable
condition already stated, we will .stig.
port any Democrat who may receive the
nomination of the National Convention,
which will assemble in Baltimore on the
fou if) Monday in May next, and that it
be and hereby recommended to the.De-.
mociacy of Virginia, to hohl, t ,}heir
earliest convenience, Conventions in the
different Electoral Districts of the Siate,
for the purpose of appointing four dele
gates from each of said district- to at
tend sid National Convention, and also
an rm'itl ntum'er of gentlemen to act as
The Whig National Coneenticn.-Mr.
Sainder+, of Lnui-iaua, requesited leave
to read a connun.ication in relation to
Leave hein, granted. Mr. Saunders said
that the opinions of Go. Zachary Taylor
h, been much misunderstnott; and know
ing him to be a pure and unadulterated
A r.estion of order was. here raised,
nnJ .%r. Stunilers requested to rend his
document, without making anty formal
speech. lie read accorditngly..
It was a communication written by do
delegation oft Louisiana, predicated upon
the expressionts atnd sentiments of General
Tlaylor. Tlhis document went to showr
that Geun. Ti'aylor had taken: no part in
bringing his name .lefore the Amnericana
peoptle. Hi~s friends thtr~u~thout the Utniohi
haud tlacell him promninehtly b~efore the
people, as a canditdate I~r the high office
hat was nce' held by the "Father of his'
ICountry," Under these circumstances,
Gen.'lTaylor consideredt .hinself in the
had fhs fr'iendts, to, bo dealt with as
they. n..t he. should decido Zo be proper
and. fromt tht: circeumhstanes wiuth which he
had been trouaght forward, he did not think
Ire was at liberty to withdratw himself, ur.
tder atny cootinge'ncy. tin tha. not sough:
the otlice. he wouhit not affect to declioa
it. Tfhe document tthen wrent on to say,
that Gen. Tayloer wished it to be under,
stoodtu t hat itn his opitnion, his friends 'rho
~tok part in the ptroceeduings of the Con
vetion ought to abide by the dlecisiotn anti'
wvtl of the Cortvemion, anti to sujstain the
notninatin of the Cornvetntion.
Thu written statement of the Louisiana
de(klegaiion) went on to say, that Getn. Tays
l'ur was impressed with the necessity of
changing the poilicy which haud beenu pur
sued by the Government, nod of stoppting
the counmry in its downardi career. It
was then stated that the friends of G~ereral
Taylor in the Convention would abide by
its decision. and would feel themselves sa
tisfiedh in witdrawing thi name from the
c'anvass, uinless he should be the nominee
of the Cotnventton.
The line of Te'legraphic wires between.
New Orleans and'Montgomiery (Ala ) is
now cotmpleted, and will be in operatiotr
in a few days.
An honest word is brttter thant a careless