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From a lale numbcr of the Abbvile Banner.
WHAT SHlOUL SOUTH CAROLI
NA DO IN THE APPROACHING
In our preceediog articles we have clear
ed the way for the practical question
what is South Carolina to do ? We have
shown, we think, the State cannot give an
unqualified vote to either Gen. Cass or
Gen. Taylor. This, as we take it, is out
of the question. It would be in the teeth
of all her fhrmer principles. and all her
settled convictions of stain aciun. Shall
the State, then throw away her vote ?
We answer no: and for several reasons.
1st. There is. we conceive, under all the
circumstances a choice between the cani
dates. Neither of them, it is true, fulfils
our expectations ; but to select bettei' now,
is we fear, impracticable. If one, then. is
preferablo to the other, duty and policy
lead us to take the least exceptionable.
This is certain : one must come into power
-which shall it be? The or.e, who will
be most liable to carry out our purposes,
or the other who is less liable ? Common
prudence answers this question. But
again : if by casting away our volo we
should bring into offire the most oljectiona.
ble contdidate--what censure would we not
justly incur? We woul.d be guilty of the
suicidal.act of bringing upon the country
an unsafe administration. from the evil ef
fects of which. we may not he able to es
cape fur years. Who will be willing to
risk so great a danger? Who with soaw
ful a responsibility resting upon hait, can
consent to rematm neutral ? But it will
be urged, by selecting one of the caw+li
dates, we will be choosing one of two evils.
Not so. The necessity of the case. is the
reason of the matter. By er.duritig he
less evil, we certainly do not choose it : so
by avoiding the greater evil, it can scarce
ly be said, we choose the lesa. This is the
philosophy of the thing. We take the less
evil, through a fear of receiving the great
er: which is-both prudent and reasonable.
When, hou ever.- we expressly declare,
As we should do, that i:t'giving our vote to
.one candidate, we give it free from any
pledge to support his adrministration furth
er than it. conforms with thr doctrines of
our political faith, all dilliculty on the score
of consistency. will, we imna-ine, be fully
removed. We say to the party our vo,o is
given conditionally, on the ground, that
we tnay have no party trantnels in case
the man whom we assist in elevating to
power,-fails to administer the government
in the full. Republican faith.. Hlere is no
inconsistency -no compromise of princi
ple.-Aaid.bytakin;; this po-tion we have
this great:advantage : we can hones+ly as
- sist in electicg the man, we regard under
all the'circumstances tl-e most proper per
son, and in view of his defalcation in pow
er we are entir.elg,freo,!o abandon his ad
ministration and to redlata true to our prin.
But another and more urgent reason for
not throwing away the vote of the State
is, that-the-present crisis in our political af
fairs deminA'shbe.ost, ac;ve, ef'urts of
the next administration. in which the riuhts
of the South is the prize to be won. l'he
question of -the. extension of Slavery is
beginning to awaken the public energia-s.
and before the new President shall have
fairly: talket his seat, th-e whole country
mnay~be in , state of high political excite
ment. The South, then, who is to ini or
lose.by the contest, shoulul prepare herself
well- for the crisis- She shouldl mark dis
tinctly the ground on which she is to stand,
and offer no comprOmli8s.s make not con-.
cessions until she has full indemnity for the
p)ast and security for the future. We sany,
she should mark out the ground on which
she is to stand. We mean, she should
keep free from par ty trammels; she should
define her position clearly and emphatical
ly on the great vital questions of the,day :
and should stand by her principles, and if
necessary fight for themt utnder party cen
sure, and against numeric-al majorities., It
wvill not do at this time to reina;in inactive,
while the forces of the North and. South
are marshaling thtemselves for the onuset.
We must be up and doing, or our fetters
will be forged. The hand tif the ma;jority
despot is already raised ; the bughe has
sounded "to arms ;" bitt we have only
to stand firm. and the dlanger mat;y he aver
ted. We are the p)arty assailedl. It istour
cause-the cause of the South-thtat is to
be vitndicated. But though on the de-fen
sive, our preparations shtoubil he not less ac
tive and serious. Let its fortify ourseilves
within our clear and unquestiontabtl- rights.
Let us above all be utted ini otur ratnks,
and if we can bring to our aid, important
allies, let us tnt neglect so weighty a mtat
ter. If our Northern frientds-anil we cer
tainly have friends aminn the gene-rius
minded people of the No,rth--iffer us their
frienudly aid, let us by all mteans accept of
it ; but we shiouldI receive it in good faith.
Let us tell them whtat we are contending
for-what we are resolved to have, if there
is a setnse of juoi ice anidi liberty in lie hind.
If they canuot join us oni the grituds wo
propose, we must r.especifully decline their
aid, and rely on tor own lesources, on
der the protecting inifluences of a wise
Providence. That we may show them,
however, we are not insensibleo of our true
situation, nor indilferent to their friendly
aid, let us tender them the thad of frietnd
ship, but tith dignity and reserve, that
they may see our determmaation in vindi
cate our rights, atnd it, accept iio comapro
mise that will not re instate us in the full
enjoyment of our constitutional liberties.
WVe maintain, then, that South Caroli.
na is hound to cast her vote-anid to give
a qualified vote. But to whotta? To Gen.
Taylor, or Gen. Cass? We hopte the an
swer 'vill appear obavios, frott what we
have already urgetd. TIhis touch, htowev
er, may not appear surplusage on so ima
poriant a miatter. In takmtg the Candi
dhtes, we take their parttes anid all their
party Legislation. Th'e isnne cannot te
avoided. If we take Ge . Tay lior into our
rank., we must take with him Millard
Filintore, atnd all his A bolisian associates.
We must expect to st-e Whig prinicipios
carried out into practical Legislation.
What these principles andl measures are.
we have already seen. What their con
sequences will be, if reduced to practice,
we have been sold and n arned against, by
the great apostles of constitutional liberty
avert their practical effects, the energies
of these great men have been poverfolly
exerted, and no state has labored more ar-;
dently in the same great cause, than the
state of South Carolina. How ca the i
State now abandon her former course of
conduct, and lend her efforts to engulph
the ship of state in the sea of Whig prin
ciples ? Can she roll back the lasi thirty
years of her political history-blot out the
recollection of her great struggles against
the usurpation of Federalismn--and join
hands with the Federal majorcrats, (if we
may be allowed to coin a word.) w ho have
labored so strenuously to forge ler letteis?
Let not her annals be blotted by so foul t
With all our objections to Gen. Cass.
therefore. (and we think it due to the hon
or of the state that these objections should
be ttade fully known,) we believe South
Carolina, to be consistent and true to her
interests, is bound to support him, if no oth
er candidate less objectionable be brought
into the field.
In the first place, he is the organ of the
party, to which u e have for years belonged.
This party on the fundamental doctrines
relative to our government, and on the
leading measures of every adninistration
since the days of Jefferson, has been heart
and hand with us. On one subject alone
we disagree. This, it is true, is a very im
portant matter-paramount, at this time,
perhaps to all others. But this must be
considered. Even on ttis question of
Slavery, the Democratic party at the North
(we mean the purer branch of it) has al
ways voted with us. It met us on the Mis
souri corptomise. It assisted us in set
tling the question as to the right of Con
gress to interfere with slavery in the Dis
trict of Colunbia. At the last session of
Congress it helped to vote down the Win
throp and Wilmot Provisoes. True, the
party refused in Convention at Baltimore
to take the p,oper ground on the question
as it now stands before the country ; but it
must be recollected, the party was not there
fully represented, and the matter was not
fairly discussed before them. The proha
bility is, when the South comes out boldly
and lakes a proper position on the subject;
dfitnes her views, and sets thei forth pro
perly to the public mind-the party will
yet he right, and when the question comes
to be acted on in Congress, it may vote in
our favor. So long at least as there is a
strong probability of this, it would be ex
ceedingly unwise and indiscreet to cast off
from us a body of men, with whom we
have been long politically associated, and
who have united their euergies with our
own, ofien by liberal compromises, to
carry into effect the great leading doctrines
of the Republican school. It is but fair,
we should try the.,, until they fairly desert
us. This need not, however, nitder our
circumsnection. We may hope for the
best, bu: -' for the worst.
Let us r.
:uer ourelves to ou ura ..-n'om the"
true issues. We should tell them, in lan
guage not to be misunderstood, that South
Carclina cannot go heart and hand in this
election without a mtore ample pledge, touch~
ing the exclusion of slavery from the 'J'r
rTZores ; but for the sake of harmotny, as
well as from a feeling of duty, she is wil
ling to give her vote quietly and condition
all,y for the Detmocratic Notmitnee.
There is an additional reason for sup
purti g Genteral Cass, in preference to
General Taylor which may have some
weiahtt with those who look at the issue
simply otn the groutnd of expediency. It
is this. It must be admitted, that of thte
two great parties at the North, there are
moore lhberal tmen, who have always voted
niinf the South on the Slavery question,
and wvho in atll probability will cootinue to
do so, mat te found in tate Democratic, thtan
in the Whrg ranks. This fact, wve judge.
can scarcely be controverted. We take it
for granted, also thtat the South whten issue
is made on this qu-stion, will be tunited
without distitnctiont of party If' now the
unitcd South, can secure the aid of tis
liberal liactiont itn the D)emrocratic party at
the No,rth, she will artm hterself' with a
strong auxiliary, that will enable her, per.
haps, to succeed in all her reasonable de
matnds In this way her rights on thtis
much vexed question of shatvery may be
fnally settled. But if the D)emocraice
party at thte South unite with the Whigs
at the No,rth to elevate Gen. Taylor to
the Presidency, can wve secure the aid of
these liberal Demnocrats of' the North ?
We ourselves dissolve thte ties thtat bind us
together-can we any longer, then, expect
thema to unite with us ? WVe not only quit
them, btut wea join their political enemies.
Is it reasonabtle to suppose, they will still
adhere to us ? To expect sucn a result is
altnge ther unnatural. Blyjoining ourselves
therefore. wIth the Whigs to elect General
Taylor, we cut ourselves oilf from thtose
generous mninded men at the North who
have always stood by us in our adversities,
and who tmost probably, will aid us in the
approaching contest, if we do not unreflec
inly discard them. By doing tbia, we itt.
sulate the South ;-wo dissolve all the
bonds, that keep united these tw t sections
of the country on this great r,ubject ; and
by this severance, we throw the South in
to a minority, to be ruled and governed by
the legions of the North.
WVe putt these views to the sober and
soletnt consideration of thtose honest but
deluded men ia our State, who under the
popular sobriquet " Taylor Democrats,"
are seeking to n ithdraw themselves front
their ptolitical alma mater. We heg them
to pause befatre the'y take a step so fatal to
the interests of the State atnd of the South!
Alter all we have said, we shall still 'ie
ridiculed for deserting our party, because
we have dared to differ from it otn some
poits and to make animadversions on our
ont candidate. WVe shtall be styled by
some of the brainless politicians in the
contry, htair-splitting mnetaphysicians-.
addle-brained Theorists, and all thttt;
and it will doubtless, be said by holding to
n the Presidential election, we %1 b giv
iog an example of the theoreticallyise,
but practicaly foolish. Let us not:hiw
aver, be deceived by cant phrases. ''1iiese
are the mere catch words of the; partul
gar-the wisdom of the foolish, w hih is
the folly of the wise.- It is the ciining
language of the practical demngogues.
who are laboring with their might to' level
the political morals of the couniry.-=a
class of men, who are teaching that;;reu
ces-ful villainy, is virtue,"-and'-tht, to
obtain ends a desertion of principles isful
ly jusiifiable:.--men, N ho think of nothing
but political bargains, and party log rlltng
-lielp me, and I'll help you:-theun
worthy followers of the great pri eof.
political tricksters-Prince Machiavelli
who taught, as these men are now jeach
ing, " that the end sanctifies- the ieins"
-that -strength and understandih are
all that is necessary in a system oi' oli
tics "-and that "justice does not enter
into the elements of political economy."
May the country be delivered from this
tribe of political insects! T
It may be a virtue to adhere to party ;
but we deem as far more exalredanod
praise worthy, a faithful adherence to-hon
esty and tocorrect principles. This.is-the
course that duty points out. and in: pursu
ance of th.t. are found the endsof. all
honorable desires. Let not ridicule hen,
or slander, drive us out of it. .A . jiter
than man was mocked and ridicul yet
he continued to teach and practice tue.
And was not this the true philosop j?
Contrary to the common notion. we. assert,
and toe wish our assertion to stand'"in re,
cord, that South Carolina by a rigtd ad.
herence to the settled doctrines of her. iit
ical creed. regardless of party bias or cen
sure, will draw upon herself more real honor
-aye-willexert a more powerlul influe*e in
this union, intellectually. morally.a it
ically. than if she could always be unted
upon with certainty to support, wtho ftefer,
ence to her principles. any and every)yarty
measure. I'here is about a straight for
ward independent course of conduci'a be
witching power that strikes even tie vul
,ar eye, and which adepts in intrigye and
political infamy themselves will at des-,
pise nor unheed. Let us do, then;what
we believe to be right, and let otherstiock
if they will. A mind conscious nT7ecti,
tude has no sickly sensitiveness h6tit un
worthy inuendoes against its ttotiv%s. It
is not touched by every suggestion of' tidie,
cule, and the tricks of party cannot imake
it swerve froin its faith. Let us Qpcupy
Let us preserve our faith etire: Let
our honor be without stain. - Sit a labe
decus. JurF -
Mr. Clay and the Presidency. per.
ceive, by a telegraphic despatc from
New York roceived by our neig re of
the C urier, that Mr. Clay has. .riten
-- -.. .+nroving of the movpttents
- te Pi ntial
rh not .Wilo
-poncst-towds. IT could be no liar; of
Mr. Clay's ambition to get-the vote of a
fragment of the party he has so losig con
trolled in that part of the United States,
where his whole party. hiy its strictly anti
southern character, must aways have been
very little to iiis taste.
It is probable that this letter of Mr.
Clay wsill do something to stifle the voice
of discontent ini the Whig ranks, It comes
too, foitunately for them, in company
with a letter fr-om the regular WVhig no.'
minee, in. which lie not only plead, strong
ly for his own thorough identity wiih the
party, but removes 'he. last pretext for
dissatisfaction ini the Northern wing liy an
unqua'lified endorsement nf Mitlard Fill.
mt)re. Arfter all this, we cannot see what
possstble excuse the WVhigs can have fur
turning their weapons npon each other.
The only portion of the wvhole concern
that has any righi to complain, or to con
sider itself cast excomnmunicated, and for
gotten amidst the general j.ininag of hands,
and restoration of brotherly relations, is
that select body. which unider the name of
Taylor Democrats, or some such rigma
role, abides in the Blesh in and about the
city of Charlestoti. These dlo indeed seein
to have no share in the general recon
ciliationi; and if the first and triumphal
period of their life be described accom ding
to the Chinese form of speech, as "chop,
chop " their last could hardly be designa
ed as u,ny other thtan chaplallen, itis a
plain case of abandonment, and if they
were disposed to pursue the maiter, af'
fods good grounds -for atn application of~
divorce. Will they not take it into con
sideration.- Charleston Mercury.
Northern Pairness.-Nearly every news
paper published North of Mason and Dix.
on's line, contaimis in each issue some ab
usive paragraph against the South. Every
street fight, every murder, every brawl
that occurs from Baltimore to New Orleans!
is carefully recorded-and with many ex
aggerations and additions, conspicuously
pplished. Whilst the aiyriadu. of at
rocities that daily happen in their own
midst are passed over, as matters of. no'
consequence. In the city of New York
alone, we are confident that miore heinous1
crimes are committed in a single year,
that occur in all the Southern States put
together, in ten. Yet accoiding to their!
own report, the people at the North are
all Sainta.-Laurenrcille Herald
Robert Gri5in, of Savamnah, has been
elected Grand Sire of the General Granid
Lodge of Odd Fellow,. Mr. Kellogg, of
Michigan. was elected Deputy Grandl Sire.
and J. L. R.idgley, of Baltimore, Grand
Secretary. These elections took place
at Baltimore. wvhere this body annually
assembles, antd the information was
cmmtunicated to the Savannah paper,
by telegraph.-Charleston Courier.
The Evening Newes of yesterday ar.noun-'
es that Mr. J. N. Cardozo, the former
ditor of that journal, is to continue ine as
ociation wIth Mr. Pringle, in its editorial
EDGEFIELD C. 11.
WEDRESDAY, SEPT. 27, 1848.
Cool Weather.-The weather for several
days past was quite cool, On Friday morning
about sun rise, the thermometer stood at 54
degrees. on Saturday, at the same time, at 51
We are authorized to say, that on next Sale
day, the first Monday in October, our immedi
ate Representative, the Hon. A. Burt, will be
at Edgefield Court House, and accoidirnir to
request, will address his fellow citizens on the
political questions that agitate the country.
Gil. Burt is not in favor of Gen. Taylor for
the Presidency, but adheres to his political
It is known, that our Senator, JruJge Butler
will speak to the people on the occasion re
The citizens of the District will employ
their t mne beneficially, if they w ill come out,
and hear instruction from those whom they
have elected to give it.
Old Edgefeld Erect.-All the Candidates
from this District for the Legislature, have
declared fr Cuss and Butler. They flly
accord with the people of the District, who
will suffer no neutrality upon the Presider..
We call attention to the article signed " Jef
The views expressed by the writer are mod
erate, manly and sensible. and deserve consid
It is proper to state, that the piece first ap
peared in the Abbeville Banner, and was
written in last July.
The author can claim, not to be entirely
indebted to others for the position he early
Letter of the Hon. F. IW. Pickens.-On ac
count of the pressure upon our columns during
last week, we conld not publish the letter of
our former Representative to Congress the
Hon. F. W. Pickens, in reply to an invita
tion to a meeting-at Athens Ga. It will be
found in our paper to day. Col. Pickens has
been known for some time past to be a sup
porter of GMn -Cass for-the Presidency. He
is now as ho *a when in Cong rs. a th rya
-tnorrwmnm-pickedEleaut Twenty'tTI erhdsir
picked in one day, 5.560 pounds. Thirty
seven hands picked 5,476 pounds. Sixty
hands the two numbers above, added together
picked 11 036 pounds. One hand picked 312
pounds, another 303, ar.othecr 307. The lowest
number ofrpounds picked by any on amont
ed to 201 p..unde. Wee will not es,,. ..eat this
if you cana, but we call at pretty good picking
for an old country.
On a plantation situated on Sahada River,
and belonging to a gentlemnan of this District,
the following as the result.
One hand picked in one day, froma nun rise
till sunset, 358 pounds
* Another 300 "
4' 287 "
Foray-three hands averaged 180 pounds.
The Columbia Telegraph has maore than
once complained of the transfer of his. "thtun
der" to others. Now wec harve a nimilar coma
plaint to make, and pledge ourselves to iunite
our best efforts *itha those of war brother. in
bring abnut that happy state of things, wvhen
every man in South Carolina, shall have in fee
simple lain own " thaunder." The Editor of I
the Advertiser noathaving said a good thing ihr
long tame (if lhe ever did ini his life) ansI
plainly perceiving that snnmethaing must he d, n--.
or his subscrihers wo,uld leave him, concludri
that lie wouldJ make a visit to Grianiteville in
the hope that amid the stirring incidents of
that wonaderful plaice, hae might get something
which would ward off the impending calamity.4
But when, oh, when, are our misfortutnes to
nd ! The account of our visit has been givei .
and the Telegraph for reasons bent known to
itself, has credited it to the Editor of the Abbe
:ile Banner. This has given rise to some
mortifying reflections. It may be that our
existence is unknown at Columbia. Thlis is
the most charitable vie.w whaich wye can take oaf
the mutter ; but yet there is nothing consoling
i it We wish the Banner well, hut we must
have onr own thunder, as we seldonm make it,
and cannot spare it.
Thae Beggs Mfedal.-The ciiizens of Rich
land District have caused to be made a
medal of the most beautiful descripation, to I
present to Thomas Beggs late cohur bearer of I
Pametto Regimient. as a testimonial of their
appecationi of his services in Mexico.
Ithig Mass Meeting at Atlanta Ga.-Weo
learn from the Augusta Chronicle, that at the
meeting of the Whiga. at Atlanta, on the 14th, 1
about 8 or J0 thousand of the party were 5
present. Thie Hon. A. J - Miller acted as
President. The audience was addressied by I
overnor Crawford. Hoin. Win. C. Dawson, h
obert Toombn atnd 'Jno. M4 Betrienm. Mr. t<
Stephens was also present, aid was received ti
with great enthusiasm. He made a short
address, thankiang the company for his recep-.
Mr. Stephens who was wounded in the I
Candiates fur Congress from Charleston
)istridt.-Messrs. Holmes. Rlhett and Clay
on, are annonneed as caiididateis '.idrepresent
harleston District n ongress.
rempest in a Tea pot-The Taylor Democrats
n Chtarlepton.are making a great noise about
isa & Taylor Their demonstrattons in
avor of the latter. are all in vain South
,aro.ina is still trit to her ancient principle;
nd will never surrender to the Whigs.
C. G. Memminger.-This gentleman in a
ecent letter declares Ais preferetrce for ('ass
mnd Butler for the Presidency and Vice
Another Hero Gone.-Died, on Thursaday
tight, the 21st of September 1848 at the house
if his uncle. John Doby, Esq . JASPER N.
He was a young man of good habits and
good morals, and promised to be an ornament
He was a member of Company D., of the
Palmetto Regiment, in the war with Mexico.
ind passed thouath every battle in which that
Hi4 'officers and brother soldiers, all bear
estitnony to his high character both as a soldier
md a gentleman. II. never absented hims."lr
'rom duty. when labors were to be perforned
>r battles were to he won for his country; and
ts life was a sacrifice to his country's bonor.
The Evening News -The Proprietorship of
his paper has been changed. It is now coO
lucted by B. Garden Pringle, J. N. Cardoz"
Taylor and the Wilmot Proviso.-Our readers
must not forget that General Taylor when
ltiestiored about his views .on the Wilmot
Proviso. not long since, positively refused to
mswer. and said that he would not reply to
iestions on other subjects. But he has replied
rully on a number of subjects in his numer
>us letters. The paramount question has
never been answere I at all by him. Still. for
is reputed soundness on slavery, the Taylor
men at the South throwt up their caps for hint.
and will not abandon bitn, associated though
he is with Flllmore.
Missouri.-The Democratic majority for
enator in Missotri, is 15,000. The Hoase
will consist of 27 Whigs to 70 Democrats.
The Senate is-also Democratic.
Henry Clay.-Mr. Clay has written a letter
to a friend iit New-York, decluing to rtn for
Commander Alexander Slidell McKenzie re
rently fell fr:an his horse, while riding thtrou&h
PiIresidet'and Vice President, ther followitig
amintng other resoluttons were passed.
Resolved, That Millard Fillmore is well
kmown and highly honored by the WVhigs
u New Jersey, as tihe unwavering and
elicient advocate of true Whig principles,
mud particularly the Tarti of '42. and as
the defender Elf the rights of this State,
and its broad seal, against the outrages ol
Loco Focoism in 1839 and '40-that we
bal tis nomtination with universai satis
racton, antd will give him our zealous aud
Resolved. TIhat these principles which
Geu. Zachary Taylor has avowed, com
prehettd fully all the pritnciplem which thte
Wiigs have ever contended for, in respect
o t':e E xecutive.
R?esolred. Tht these pritncipiles are as
Clws: that the Pr"sident abould never
riig the poiwer, influence, patronagte or
aroscriptions air the E xecutive to hear and
>verawe the action of Congress: that he
hould ttevcr exercise thae veto power
exceptL to, prevent u uconstitutionualI and
lasty legislation ; that he should never
let up his tnotinns of the cons5titutiaon
tgaintst the adjudic.ations of the Supremo
Jurt, or the settled practice ofi the govern
nett; and Itat therefore he should ap
rove atnd sign all well considered latIs
ahicha Congress may present to him. for
he establishtt:ent of a pruteclive tariff,
'or useful interttah improvements, nd for
al othter mleasures of domestic policy for
hch the WVhigs contend.
Resolved, That althotigh the qatestion
as to the extensiota of slavers, being a new
liestiomn, has never constituted a part of
he whig creed, yet the whigs of New
ersey, as well as the whtigs of all the
ree States, though opposed to all inter
erence with slavery where it now exists,
re nnianinmously opposed to its extetnsion,
nd always have exerted and always will
xert all the itnfluetnce they have in Coo.
ress, tn prevent-such extension.
Resolved. T'hat by the avowed prinei
es of G.en. Taylor he is bound not to
eo any bill because it prohibits slavery
n a tnew State or Territor) ; but that Gen.
ass htas pled;;ed htimsehlf to veto anty pro
iito or the kind, and that therefore as
oe or the other tmnus, he elected President,
very frietnd of lfredom is bound to sup
trt Gen. Tlaylor.
Resolved, That but foar the cotnquest of
rixican territory tby the present adtmitis
ration, tbere wotuld have been nao exten
ion of slavery; and tanat if Gen. Cass
hould he elected, pledged as he is to givem
ibridled license to t he spirit of uggression
ipun M~exico and~ Cu'o, the country wthl
cursed wit h tnore conquaests and more
have territory. I
Among the spakers presen:, was Col.
laskell. We make the followtng extract fromn
is speecht. It ta by no means comnphmenIary
>General Taylor's Democratic friends itt ,
Col. Haskell. of Tenn., was then intro- n
ucedi, and spoke with tmarked efl'ect for t
bot twvo hottre.
Whatever Southern Locofocos have.done, e
tell youi, Northern Whigs and Detr oerats,
ott have narking. to say against SouthePn e.
IVMdgs. (.pplausc.) T Aid -a3vocat-,
rieury Clay in '44 and a Tariff for tore
han revenue, if necess.ary. to protect
Nort'&ern lahor agaist Ioreign competi
ion. Southern locofocos. hon ever, never
tympathized with the Northern interests,
and have ever endeavored to create see
ional feeling. (Applause.) With that
party the Whigs of the South never sym.
pathized. Wnen we have been told that
the hard earned labor+ of the South went
for the bent"fit of Northern manufacturere
we stood tip uniformly in the South. and
contended that the manutacturers of or'
own country shi uld he protected against
foreign pauper labor. tGreat applause
Whatever has heen lone by a disaffec .
band of South Carolina lbcofucos to ptr
up another man for Vice President in the
place of l"illmore, they have never had d.ir
sympathy (Jf Southern Whigs. And how
could Gen. 'raylotr have done otberwiae'"
than accept that nomination? It wi''
made by a body of disaffected locos, who
couldn't vote for Cas., and concluded to
vote for the man who is to be elected,.
Th y wanted to get out of the locofoco" :r.
party in the best mar;ter they could, and
should we exclude them? Gen. Taylor
did not go them, they came to him.
In supporting Gen. Taylor we do not
abandon a solitary tenet of nor party
We shall have under him not ar admidittr'
trauon for a party. but for the whole cou
try. Does any one want to establish any
one of the principles we advocated is '44?
He can do so precisely as well under Tay-.
for as nnder Clay- The President cansos
carry out any of these measures himself,
and whatever Congress does for the people, ;p
Taylor is pledged not to veto. He is not ...
an ultra Whig. but -a -Clay Whig and .
would have voted for him in '44 if he had Y.i
been in a position to vote. d a
For the Advertiser.
Mr. Eorra:--IN your paper, asiafa se'i
through other Journals orf the -Districtt9 a
questions have been propouoded =to "th0el-'
Candidates for the Legislature, touching ",
their views as to the Presidential eandi.
As ueither-of the :tickets. are .etirt .
acreptahle to Soanth Carolina, as.au indi..;
vidual I have preferred that- the itats
should remain uncommitted; to%the.:latest,,tx;
poss.hle - mnment-w hen her:vote,cogh lc
have been cast -with - the me st. receot,ao& 1
fullest informatimn: as to their respectij,
,iews. In this way the:State.might. poe0
more wisely and judiciously for herh,best"r
interests; But as the people have thoaght,,;4
proper now to call on me for my opitoo.
I acknowledge their right.to do so,by re
plying. that it is the. true intefest.of South
Carolina,. under . exis;ing .c.rcumsiances
to cast her vote, at- the ensuine Presidett .,t
al electisen .for Cass- and Butler South a.
.+ 'ie caudidates naye also beenen
quired of as to their views .n relltion.io
2iiQth.A .tPPf,.-..afi1lctos for
to tfi People,
'ton to announce
if the -past rLe
to eight thousand dollars.
--For- the .id ere.-.r:
MR. E o,ton:-l should-have answered.
the questi"u of -:Responsible Voters ": be...
fore this, but for thts reason-I understood
'hat there was an arraugemnent amongst
all the candidates to give. their answer in
one article, and save the Eitors of tih
papers, the trouble of publishing so many ,
separate articles. I am :always readyto
give my 'opin ion on any political ,question2
in agitoation before the people.
I therefore beg leave to say, thart -I. am
in favor of CAss & Bc-rt.a for the Piresi.
dency. 1 frankly confess that I hade been
one of the " wait atnd wvatch party," but
I cannot see for the life of me.-- howv atty
Southero D.-tmcram can consistently-su
port Gein. TIaylor with his present princi..
pIes. Trhe claims '.f Van Buren. I-pre.u
u me, are entirely out of the quest ion, as
hey should be. Respectfully,
A. JONES. -
For the Advertiser. ,
.MR. EuTOR:-ln reply to the call of
Responsible Viters," which appeared
a a recent tnumber of your pap)er.. I beg
,'ave to say, that with the present lightei
roro rme, (should I he elected.) I shall supw
port the election of Getn. Cass in "prefer.,
,nce tm tiny other Candidate noo bel'drd us
or the Presidency. --
From the (harleston Mercury. ---
Letter from Mr. Memmingur.-Tbe fol
owing letter fromn M,r. Memminger will
te read with initerest. It is his reply to
mn interrogatory addressed to him by the
Executive Committee of the Democratic
Party of Charleston.
RocK HIL.L Sept. 11, 1848.
Gentlemen: Y .ur favor of the 31st Au
ust was not received until late on Satur-.
ly, the 9th instaini, and I now avail -
elf of the earliest opportunity of reply
ngr tim it.
it mty opinion it is the true interest of
oth Carolina. under existina cireums
areee, to cast her vote at the etnsuing
resideniial election for Cass antd Bolter,
nd ir elec ted a member of the Legisla
ure ? shall vote accordinigly. Your l-rt
er spea.ks of a ti:ket pledged to support
bese gentlemen. I prestutme that by this
xpresiont you do not desire more than
tch a declaration as would he consistent
ith that discretion which tmust be'e'
reised by thme miembeis of a del'herative
ody. Deliberation necessaily invoWves
de xercise of judglemnent, and an absolidte
ledge might ptlace one in alposition where'
is cousnienice and his plrdge might come.
i cotifbet. In South Carolina, especially
Ithere the vote. of the State is reser'ved
be east by the Lialature, mt seems to
te to lbe essential that the Represensat
iyes of the p)etple abould be allowed the
ercise of a sound and responsible disy
With much fespect, your obedient.ser
ant. C. G. MEMMINGERD .