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Saturday, Augiwt 4, 18<IW. I
With a view of accommodating our Suhncribors
who live at a distance, the following
fpnllomon nrn nuiluiriyorl nml rnnii<iw4<iii #*
act Ud agents in receiving and forwarding Sub
fcriptioivs to the Keowki: Courier, viz:
Maj. W. S. Grisuam, at Went Union.
Edward Hughes, Esq., " Horse Shoe.
E. P. Verner, Esq., " Bftcholor's Retreat.
M. F. Mitcheli., Esq.. " Pickensvillo.
J. E. Hagood, " Twelve Mile.
T. J. "Webb, for Anderson District.
J. M. BARRETT.
Wo find in the Spartan tlic following letter
addressed to the Hon. H. C. Young, was taken
from a letter addrcpscd to Barrett:
Mn. Young?Sir: Study your covin
try's good. "Give freedom to your negroes;
and do not go to the expense of
building negro bouses. Let the negroes
look to tbeir own interests and build
houses for themselves. They will not
be so liable to be burned down. Hire
them. Pay them wages. When you
die they will bless your memory. Your
influence can do something to the bene^
fit of your State. Use it to ehano-n tW
present ruinous policy, and let us have
a Letter Government. Sec to what sort
of Legislators you have."
Yours tor Carolina,
If this is not ft cool piecc of impudence,
then we are unable to judge. It is exceedingly
provoking, that men riiould have the audacity
thus to insult our best citizen*, and muddle
themselves with other people'* business.?
There is r.o doubt but that tho Abolitionists
hare made South Carolina their special field
f^r this campaign. They have emissaries and
hired tools, ranging the State; some under one
pretext, and come under another, distributing
and disseminating their incendiary publication!*.
Barrett is aot the only person engaged!
and while wc have hini confined in jail, others
arc doing the \vOrk of their masters, prowling 1
through the country dropping as they pa?<*
along in the Post Offices mm? of their document*,
a'.id thua flooding the land with them.
The Spartan erives also a leffor
J. M. Barrett, a partion of which wo give; the
firat part ia enigmatical; ami tho Sp "inn tlooa
not give the key to unlock the mystery aliiu.'
one has boon found;
"You will find Charlotte in N. C. take
her box and open it at your in that State,
which will be a favorablo opportunity,
make Charlotte write to me word what
route of sending the trunks and leave a
letter at the Post in your way, and coin
mumcate lodgings; there will you can
take to John Norton you expect to take
ten dollars promised by Samuel Office in
the village thence take a letter to Charleston
be within it another him with such
instructions as he no apprehension about
your letters al from home and in returning
home to Spartanburg, advise Mr. L.
of Spartanburg which of introduction, I
which uc will Jotter which you as wc may
write many such it, for it Is so written
this time. Indeed he cannot I think your
best shall send it to the note which is directed
to John I will get for you and he
will deposit in sorr.^ you and which will
surely do that it cannot damage I shall
direct all the trunks p!an will he to pass
Charlotte. Please tell or that Edward
Thompson; from Coffin to a small Lawyer's
Ofticc as soon as also be directed to
his wife, not you at all. I wish m?.y '.otters
to Chariotte to be sent into York
nine me immediately how
she is. Please call for it, Friend somewhere
in the State you enn secure Charlotte.
You can tell her that you Avrite
after this and instead of Yorkvillc take
the 'own of whether you will or not do it.
come by the way of Washington City in
public, conveyance or on horseback by a
more direct route T tlnnir ?--*
? viiun J UU llilUL UCl"
ter come on horseback by a direct route.
What I say about Charlotte on the other
side I suppose you will understand. You
need not inform her what words are to
be supplied and what left. It is a capital
way of writing where one understands
it. But if too many words are supplied
it makes it very intricate. I wish you
were acquainted with Charlotte so that
she might feel easy in your company.?
If you should return to Carolina next
winter, your best plan will be to stay
there, i. ?. wherever she docs, whenever
?'ou need retirement. By the way I
icar that Ilarwood Iws a notion ol'giving !
up the Gazetteer entirely to the Editor,
who will employ Anderson to publish it.
If so there mav be somo p.hnn<
pect to y^ureeff. I should think were it
not that it comlucca to your health, yon
would not find it very profitable especially
if it be true n? I nave heard, that (he j
Carolinians as so afraid of all strangers
tYinf ^ 1M
??? j vr? wu.iuuv rciiauy procure the information
wanted. But if you could get ^
well acquainted with my people there '
they would help you out. I have many f
friends in Carolina that! .should like you j
to become acquainted with. Whether I
shall go back thereis doubtful, but if I do 1
not go there myself next winter, and you
return X shall give you letters of intro- 8
duction. Out acquaintance has been
short, but let me asstis*** you, Barrett, "
you have won n^on me oxc>vdingly, and v
I trust avc shall have the satisfaction of
a long friendship, yen, a perpetual one.
13. H. W.
The Spartan think* that he rccogiii^cs in (lie
initials **8. II. W." the name of "Brislmnc," and
soya that a person of that name left the lower
part of the State some 12 or 15 years ago, ami
thinks that lus name was W. 11. Brisbane,
which will answer to the initials transposed.?
The spartan also says tluit he does not pr?f?md
to know, but believes that this person is the
real author of a "Carolinian or Brutu\"
We have been infoimod that such a pei?c:!
as W. 11. Brisbane did once reside in this Statet
ami that for some causc decamped some years
since. The writer of "Brutus" is certainly
well acquainted with our internal polity, and
:<"ii l. :..r i: t__ . a
iiiu uiniiu jiimi iiiitiiou in- correct, un'ic is n
strong probability tlint Brisbane is the author
Wc should expect nothing loss than that the
renegade* from our State should be the leaders
in the attack upon our institutions. But they
have gone to the Tree soil and learned their
diabolical schemes ere they so far degraded
R HARWOOD, OF CINCINNATI*!.
This person, who says that lie was principally
instrumental in getting Barrett's nppointi
ment.lms written a long letter to the Editor of
the "LaureuBville Herald," expostulating with
him for denouncing Barrett. Itc says Mint
Barrett is "a man of fine feeling*? nnd high
moral worth"?and that he knew nothing of
his principles upon the subject of slavery?
that he feels deeply for Barrett, conjures the
Editor to unsay wlu't he has said, and winds
up by tolling him thai he is an abolitionist.
It is not in the least wonderful that an employer
should feel for his agent, particularly,
when ho has pent him into n field where he
I < .1^1 - ? -
kiicw mere was danger. Wc have no doubf
that Mr. H. would l>e gla<l to hove Barrett liberated.
But why does he feel so much anxiety
for him, if, according to his statement, he left
him solely for the purpose of obtaining information
for a "Gazetteer"? No one should feel
anxiety for an agent who had forgotten the
duty with which he was charged, and turned
| his attention to something altogether foreiirn
and which ho knew was bordering on dc?\?$eroua
ground. The truth is, that one object, yes,
the principal business of Barrett's visit to our
State, wns to circulate incendiary publications,
and to furnish such information to the Abolitionists
as would enable them most advantageously
to carry out their plans against
Can a man be of lino feeling and high moral
worth, who makes different statements as to
his principles at different places? That may
be according to Free Soil notions, but we rejoice
that in the South a different standard is
adopted. The truth cannot be disguised, and
Barrett has ronvicted himself, by his o\? n
statements, of being a liar and a hypocrite.
When at this placc ho said that he was opposed
to slavery in principle, but hud nothinor
to do with it in practice. At Laurens ho tolls,
' he is a Southern man, known nothing of the
Abolitionists and detests them." If any person
can make aught more of these two declarations
than we liavo, he is at lilwrty to draw his own
There is but little doubt, but that letters will
be constantly received throughout the State,
tho object of which will be to mnke the impression
that Barrett is the innocent victim
and to excitc public sympathy in his favor.
We can just say to the friends of Barrett, that
they had as well save their time, ink and paper,
for all that they can do will not in th" least
change public sentiment, unless it be for the
".?orse ? >r their emissary.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
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i .1 c- i usjm Miami taken by the South upon
he subject of the SVihnot Proviso has had the
effect of bringing n portion of the North to
view in its true light the conscquencea of their
mad career. They perceive that our rcsolutioiMlUii
mw *l">" 1
uiiuu viiiiruii^cs?mat tney
in fact express the undivided, determined purpose
of the entire South?they see that it is
inexpedient and unwise to press the passage
of the Wilroot Proviso. Iowa in her Demo,
cratic State Convention has adopted the noninterference
principle of Gen. Cass, and though
it could not l>e expected that this State would
occupy the some ground with ourselves, yet it
will be a wiurce of grateful joy to every patriot
to nee a portion of the North thus showing
her unwillingness to disturb the Compromises
of the fl/iiiaf itnflAn * ?'! * 1 *s
<uiu uinmci inn pence and I
quiet of tlio Uni m. This Convention adopted
the following Resolutions:
Resolved, That wc dcprccate any separate
and sectional organization in any
portion of the country, having for their
object the advocacy of an isolated point
involving feeling and not fact, pride and
not principle, fts destructive to the peace
find linnninnoo -f ?l -
ri?..w-. ui i n(! people ana dangerous
to the stability of the Union.
Resolved, That inasmuch as the territories
of New Mcico and California
come to us free, and are free now, by
law, it is our dc:ure that they should remain
forever free; but that until it is pro
*vr ivpctu ino laws making the
jountry free, and to erect others in their
ttend for the extension of slavery, we
lecm it inexpedient and improper to add
o the further distraction of the public
riind by demanding, in the name of the
A'ilmot Proviso, what is already amply
eenred by the laws of the land.
Tlio Whig Convention of the *apio State met j
fow days r.ftcr, and all their proceedings
. ere characterise ! by a spirit of hostility to
tlie South in its greatest extent. They passed
unanimously the following Resolution :
Resolution, That \vc aro opposed to
i._ * t ?r 01 1 :4
mu I'Aici^iuil ui nitnuij IUIU luimurv i
now frco, and that wo believe it to be the
duty of the Federal Government to relieve
itself of the responsibility of that
institution wherever it has the constitutional
authority to do so, niv 'hat the
legislation necessary to effect these objects
should be adopted.
Are wc any longer in doubt from which of
those parties wc are to expect assistance? The
Northern whigs arc to a man inveterate enemies
of the South, not only on the subject of
the Wihuot Proviso, but 011 all the other lend|
ing questions. All their measures, l>oth in
I and out of Congress, tend to the one obiec t?
! the dcgmtion of the South; mill yot wo find
Soutl' tii whigs who affiliate with them, advo*
! eate Licir measures, and shout for joy at a whig
triumpk It is ft consolation that thero arc but
few such men at the South. In our own State
we know no such parties, all being united in a
solid phalanx against Northern aggression and
We hope that more of the North and West
will come out and interpose to rescuo the Constitution
and its Compromise.-* irom wanton and
| premeditated violation, by adopting as their
| polar star, by which to steer their bark in these
i dark and troublous times, the sound aud wholesome
doctrino of non-interference.
On last Friday evening, a man, calling himself
Thomas Reese, was brought to jail, charged
in the Warrant of Commitment with being
"guilty of a Misdemeanor." On- Saturday
morning he was brought before two Magistrates
on a writ of Jfalrax Corpus and dischargedThe
circumstances connected with the affair
arc as follows: Reese was passing through the
District in search of a school. Stopping at a
I scnooi-nouso, lie entered into conversation, du|
ring which lie spoke of Voltaire, Hume and
Bolingbroke, anil said that these works would
not do to be publicly read. For this lie was
arrested and sent to jail. The apppearance of
' Reese showed that ho was at least partially
insane, and his actions and conversation proved
to all who saw him that such was the case,
leaving no doubt but that the subject of religion
had materially affected his mind. The
Magistrates were of opinion that there was no
ground specified in the warrant sufficient to
detain him, regarding him as more an object
for sympathy than suspicion.
AVc find in the last Palmetto State Banner
I ft neat anil tasteful Valedictory of Mr. E. J.
I Arthur, one of its Editors. He retires for tho
purpose of devoting hi* time nud talents to his
profession. The free tuid easy pen of Mr. A.
cau illy be spared from the "Corpse Editorial"
at this time, but he carries with him our best
wishes for his future prosperity, nnd we trust
that he may realize by his profession that patronage
which his talents demand.
The Banner in future will be conducted solely
by Mr. I. C. Morgan, who is the founder of
the paper; and to him we extend the right
hand of fellowship.
TIIE JOHNSON FEMALE SEMINARY
Some friend sent us a copy of the Catalogue
and Circular of this Institution, but it was removed
from our office, and we were unable to
notice last week.
This Institution is under the able management
of Mns. Danif.lh, Principal, Miss (5.
Payke, Vice Princinal. ami 11 w .1 ? *'
Instructor in the languages and Mathematics.
The Musical Department is luuler the charge
of the well known Professor Waostaff.
'lliis Institution, located at Anderson C. II.,
a beautiful and healthy bit nation?boarding
and tuition low?tho reputation which this
Heminary has acquired in so short a period
. since it# establishment?the high charaotcr of
those under whoso fostering care the pupils are
placed, offers every inducement to parents desiring
to educate their daughters.
Wo recommend it to the natronnco of tlm
I public, confidently believing that tluwo vlio
I may patronise it, will And flint they have not
upent their money in worse tlinn useless outlay,
but have realized fourfold benefit*
RECOGNITION OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC.
A letter from Rome of the lGthult* states
the Republic of Rome was on that day acknowledge
by one of the South American
| Since that dato Rome, the "Kternal City,"
J has fallen into the hands of the Frc.lch. After
a hard but fruitless defence, she was compelled
on the 30th tilt., to acknowledge the supmna
cy of the French arms, tuid give them possession
of tho city. Tbufc has France crippled a
sister Republic, which it should have been her
pleasant duty to have fostered and sustained.
Y/hat a beautiful commentary is this upon
POST OFFICE ROBBERY.
We learn from the Baltimore Sun of the
'20th inst., that tiro Fost oflico at Washington
City was robbed of two thousand five hundred
and sixty-nine dollar*. No clue astothener
petratord of tliifl deed has yet l>con discovered,
although diligont Rcarch hnd l?cen made.
The iicthodist Episcopal Church South lias
commenced unit against tlie Church North for
their portion of tho church property. No other
method was loft for the Clmrch South to obtain
her rights; in tho Church Nortli Vould not
agree to Ikj bound by an arbitration.
AVo learn from the Charleston Coui.'er of tho
28th ult., that all the negroes that cscapod
from tho Charleston Work-House, at the time
of tho recent outbreak, have been rc-cnptured
and brought back. The trial of those charged
with participating in the outbreak commenced
011 Monday last.
DEATH BY DROWNING.
We are credibly informed that Mr. James
Rowland, about 10 years of age, put an end
to his existence, last week, by drowning himself,
in Senccn River, a short distance above
Cherry's Bridge, in this district. Mr. If. was
laboring under mania porta, and made his cs !.?
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2'2d July; diligent search was immediately
made for him, without effect, until several days
afterwards, his shoes and pantaloons were discovered
on the hank of the river. After a laborious
search in the water, his body was recovered
on Wednesday last, where it is supposed
to have lam about eleven days. As we have not
! been favored with the report of the Jury of inquest,
we forbear further remarks.
For tiik "Keowkk Cockier."
Messrs. Editors:?I had the pleasure
i of attending on Friday the 27th inst., an
interesting celebration of the Sons of Temperance
at Louiulsville; an account of
which may not prove uninteresting to
The Jioundsville Division, numbering
| some fifty members, together w ith visiting
; hrnthron from A M.loivnn A l'inl
, .. w... A^.iuvtWVII) iKU W 1 A AIV j X
ens, Storcville, Evergiven, and pejhaps
other Divisions, met at the Division Room,
where they wore formed into procession
by Mr. Brownlcc, Sen., W. P. of Temj)le
of Health Division, who acted as Marshal,
assisted by Col. Flornoy Davis, under
uvuv VVUUJKIIIU II1UJ \H iU JIIUIU1UU IU
(ho beautiful front yard of Dr. Arnold,
where they were formed into two Plattoons
in front of the Doctor's Piazza,
where stood a largo assembly of the beauty
and fashion of Loundsvillo and the
i surrounding country. Miss Power, who
! was to have presented, in behalf of the
Ladies, a most beautiful Banner prepare \
' for the purpose, was to my deep regret,
| detained by the illness of a brother until
I after the hour; and that pleasant task
i had been assigned to Jas. Cochran, Esq.,
I aim ngniweil um lie discharge it.
fiie Banner was received by Air. Brownlee,
Jr. P. W. P. of the Division, in an
appropriate speech, that would have been
very handsome, but for the natural diffidence
exhibited in the delivery, caused,
perhaps, by occupying a position loo near
The Procession was then re-formed,
with the addition of a large number of
ladies, and marched near to the church
door, where the ranks were opened and
faced inwards, and the rear marched be
(ween the ranks, entering the church in
inverted position. The church, although
large, was filled to overflowing: a tap
from the Gavel of the W. P. produced order,
and a prayer, one of the best and
rrtACf *!?? ?* ? *?" ^ 1'?
I mwu "l'l"ul""llu iiiciu uvci uscnpcu niu
lips of man, was offered by the Rev.
James Danr.elly. Mr. Harper then presented
in behalf of the Indies, (some half
dozen of whom, young and beautiful
occupied the front seat nnd rose to their
t uuiuijj liiu presentation^ a Dcnutitul
Bible, to the Division in an appropriate
address. The Biblo was accepted by Dr.
Arnold W. P., whose voice was unfortunately
too weak to be distinctly beard by
nil; one very good remark of his'however,
was a wish "that thero might soon be
Sons enough to supply all the young la
dies with husbands," Itcv. Mr. Hucknby
Chaplain of the Division, to whom the
care and keeping of the Iiiblo was entrusted,
made some remarks appropriate to
The Rev. T. L. McIJridc was then introduced,
and made a good speech, in
which lie gave his views of the good likely
to he effected by the Order of Sons,
and his reasons for uniting with them,
which must have proved satisfactory to
all who heard him. Mr. Lee wns next
intrr/liirw?fl " * * * '
?.wU , v.ivii 11. ^v. <iun?8, coin |
of whom delivered able and interesting
addresses, though perhaps both cut short
by the lateness of 4iio hour; ai:d if the
beauty and interest of the whole affair
was at nil marred, it was by having too
many speakers, thereby wfiflfrvimr Mm .
ticncc of the uudience, though there was
very.littlo impatience manifested.
The whole ceremonies wore interspersed
with occasional sinking bv tho Son?- nml
mutslc by the Anderson Brass Band,
which was in attendance and added greatly
to the enjoyment of the occasion. The
uudienco vvna dismissed with a Bencdic
tionfrom Rev. Mr, MoBride; when the
procession was again formed and march?,i
i vvi ill mo i/i>!3iuil JLXUUin.
Visitors who chose, then repaired to
the Hotel of Mr. V. A.Lawhon, and partook
of one of Mrs. Lawlion's hest dinners
for which she is so famed, and of which I
am so fond. Loundsvillo Division is flouri.sliing,
and I feel satisfied the celebration
will have a good effect, and that it deligh??
~r ii ' ? '
ivvi iiiuai >ji niusu wno auenucu, ns well as
LETTER FROM GOV. SEWARD.
Aimvux, July 15, 1819.
Gentlemen : Your letter inviting me to
participate in the celebration of the recent
anniversary of Independence, by the
Whig citizens of Philadelphia, was recei
vcu wnen I was so intensely engaged in
professional duties at Canandaigua, as to
prevent me from rendering a seasonable
acknowledgment. I cannot now perforin
that deferred duty without expressing
my conviction of the truthfulness and justice
of the views of the responsibilities of
the Whig party, which }rou have exhibit
Experience has shown, that the counsels
of that party lead to domestic prosperity,
while they are imbued with national
moderation and magnanimity. Hut
there is now opening a iield of political
action hitherto unexplored by parties, and.
measurably untrodden by statesmen.
The inevitable conllict between Human
Slavery and the Democratic principles of
Free Government, long repressed, has
broken forth at last. The policy of abolishing
Slavery in the Federal District,
and of Prohibiting it in tho Federal Territories,
has excited a debate which pervades
the Umon, and disturbs and tends
to disorganise all existing parties and
combinations. Intemperate zeal 011 either
side of the debato, threatens the subversion
of the Government and the disso lution
of the Union itself.
All enlightened, sagacious and candid
men, see that the period has arrived,
when slavery ought not to be defended,
and cannot bo protected by the power or
1 inthlP.nrn r?f tlm li'n/lnml 1
...V > vuviai uurullllllCIll, US
it litis been horetoforc protected mid defended,
against the legitimate constitutional
efforts to confine it within the
States, where it is sanctioned by Constitutions
and laws. It is equally apparent
that the withdrawal of that protection and
defence will rouse the spirit of faction and
sedition. "What other party than tho
Whig party has fully adopted as its basis
the inalienable richts of mnn. nrwl i?
o( ' *""w 'M4,viv
fore, so well qualified to divorce the Federal
Government from slavery? What
other party has so implicitly adopted the
principle of the absolute supremacy of
the laws, and is, therefore, so well prepared
to repress faction&ftl The exigency
of the times requires thavroe government
shall combine, both these principles in its
action, avoiding on the one hand any concessions
to slavery beyond the letter of
the Constitution, and on the other, intemperate
zeal, which appeals from constituted
authority to violence and sedition,
It has always seemed to mo that the
1- >'? ' - -
Ming puny, uirougnlis long and often
disheartening trials, was acquiring the
firmness, the consistency and the discipline
necessary to enable it to conduct tho
country safely through this its greatest
emergency. 1 agree, therefore, most
cordially with yoxi in your opinion of tho
importance of inculcating its principles
now more zealously and energetically
than ever before, anil rejoice that the first
permanent Administration which the
Whig party has called into power has fully
and completely indicated its principles,
its wisdom and its patriot^m.
I am, with great rcspcct, your humble
servant,. w? tt o
.. wi 11/ ur.uAlii).
I Benjamin Matthias, D. B. Ilinman, Geo.
T. Thorn, Charles I). Ly brand, John
I McCanales, II. K. Strong, Joseph 13.
Tiie Pa** brought back.?By an argument
based upon known facts m natural
philosophy, in relation to the transmission
of light, it has been established in
a work entitled "The Earth and Stars,"
recently published in London, and e$ei
ung great, attention thcro that?
"According to physical sclpnce, a person
dying on this earth mfght by the
Creator be immediate!)' placed in a new
body, on a distant , world, in such a manner
that ho might #)? with his own eyes
the whole of past life 5 I^et the soul,
for example, at death,*po re-embodied on
a planet at such'a distance that the light
is seventy years in pAsfting to if from our
earth, audit is'Evident that the first r?v
winch readies it there, left, the earth seventy
years beforo. That is, in its new
body, it may sec in its own birth, vofith,
manhood and age, in its former body ; review
any scene in'Its past career; be present
at tno commission of past sins; see tint
youthful and innocent face become dark
with bud passions, the clear eye dulled
with poluting sins. At any period of our
existence we mny be made to behold apnin
the commission of any past sin. A
thousand years hence we have only to l>o
placed on u star ho distant that its light is
m vfK'UMiim yrarw in coming to us, and
Uic hit) committed a thoiwuud years a^t> }
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