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the Mexican ' War, slave?
*?'9 " I have learned to day, that the Preai
dent and his friends have given asfcu- .
tknces to the Northern democratic members
that if they will suffer the Three
Million Bill to pass, without amendment,
the North shall, have no occasion to
. complain of the ^reaty that will be made
k with Mexico?4 That is to say, the President
promises that he will talte no cesainn
nf (iimtnrtr honth nf tlitt nnr#ll?l nf
. 36 30, and thai, therefore, the slavery
question will be avoided. This is said
tobethe reason for the determination of
inaaf of the Northern democratic memberajo
me against Wilmot's proviso.
The proposition for a boundary made by
'<* Sevier, comes very near to this line,
and is nrbbablv intended to hit it. The
... ljfN&ofBfc 30, leaves Sfti^ Fe 20 to the }
north of it,and ?very point on the'Pacific |
that is desirable to the non-slavehalding .
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^IMreiwil the above in the Coaricr of
letter from its Washing*
ton Correspondent of the 11th Febuary.
had ourSlves been put in possession
& something of the
P^l^e kiQa ; indtfed the facts are said to 1
" come from parties ljgFthe hegotiafon.
but we have had soaJ>iding a con1
Mehce in fide(hy of the President,
n that wo have cot been able to credit a
-v '' qme which would consign him to the
unmitigated condemnation of the slave
St^^.iY'^aey; The treason to them,
their. i^at^EZtions, their character, and
their very existence, would be deep
an? unnatural $parricide, that language.
(wrmld ba wMtiriir to ffivfl fiinressinn tn I .
the univerial indignation which would ,
'->t consume the author. It is impos^
siblev &at a fsori^ of the South /
Wjip^a ireiiy, which would be.a t
^ national libel on the people and institu- y
;4 tions pf fifteen States j and whicli would t
$ deprive thera, for reasons the most hifr t
militing to their feelings and degrading <
to their self respect, of any share in the i
lands thev had aided bv their h?*t blond ?
and their treasures to ^in.( Nay, we J
cannot believe that Mr.;Polk would t
* everput such an indignity.on the people \
of Tennessee, Louisiana; Maryland add
Mississippi, whose gallanfftons sforraed
Monterey, as to turn them disgracefully 1
oat of' the. yery lands they won with c
their swords, because being slaveholders, J
they are unfit to be t|efequals of the
*" North and the Wti'st. . -/ 8
In what haa the South, the slavehola-: j
ing States, beejD !lacking? Have they t
held back .their money,9* iheir men? (
^ Have ihehr Volonteere been le? daring, .
r- lertUue, lew yBtm l The experiment, g
1? Wh9*iu mm? t?mPer Wllh !Uth <
l^m^^H^W^^^^^jKjiMp|^^MlHp| j3|nj|B|bi Jy*. It w w
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with old bitt& enemies, at the power
and the very existence of the slave
States, through their institutions. The ?
Wihnot proviso is an extinguisher, if it
becomes the rule of action, on their character
and their power* They arc to
be subjugated and trampled on?taxed
of their treasures and drained of their
best blood, to conquer lands from which
they are to be driven as unworthy to
inhabit?kicked, spurned and despised.
And these lands on their own very borders,
asf.fto be made the nurseries of
re. ... . .
strength in which new enemies to them
and their institutions are to be planted,
jo add to the already overgrown power
[>f proud oppressors. A belt of new
States is to be drawn all around them as
11 c :?u:_ ...i i_
i wan ui lire, wuuiu wuuib Aiiucuuim
smbrace they may wreathe and struggle
as they please, but they will inevitably
be crushed and swallowed up at last.
Better rtfto to face this danger?to
iriApf it of nr?(*p vvhilp nra nrn atrrmrr nnrl
v * ^ o
iqual?while our men have arms in
their hands, and spirit and soul is left to
iefend the rights their fathers won in
imes past. }
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Abbeville c7h^87 cT: " !
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24.1847. ]
53" With this number, closes the ]
hird volume, of the Banner, and we take '
he occasion to return ourthanks to those '
vho have ?o liberally patronised us from *
he commencement of our career. In ,
j . , %.M.\ '
hit next according to promise, we shall j
endeavour to make some improvements
ipon the paper; this will ndcesttirily be
ittended with expense and we trust our i j
nends will continue their patronage and (
hoso in arrearages punctual in paying
JP- ' I
Foreign News.?Upon the first page of J
his week's paper will be found extracts '
u loreign news sixteen days later trora .
Europe, by thesteamer Sarah Sands.
Hie cotton market has experienced 'a (
light decline,. and breadstuffa had adanced.
tThe famine was- still increas- 1
ig in Ireland, and hundreds were dieing 1
' iLw C-1 -/ -IX' .1
iuui Buuvauvii) wc'Hiuvi swim W tUl >
leaths. In* addition to |he deathJrby
itarvation, a disoasecatted the plaguej 1
uperinduced by the scarcity -and bad .
[uality of the food ia thinning the ranks ..
if that doomed aqd ill-fated people. Ac- !
ive measures are fh operation to relieve
he distress throughout the Ifuid*' aipd ii is \
bought the porta will bo opened - for the
iree admission of foreign corn. The ad- .
dees from Scotland are of asimilar char-;
icter^with thoae from lreland. ^ '
Congressional:?The Three million i
impropriation Bill, has passed 'the1 House 1
>y a vote of 115 to 105, with the Wilmot (
a balance-of-power party that controlled
the actions of the Senate/ and of being
responsible for every measure carried or
defeated during the session.
Mr* Calhoun with calm dignity and
force, in a strain of powerful eloquence
successfully repelled the attack. Mr.
1J ] 1 A.1? ? ? .1
a. unicjr icpnuu ui leiigin reueraung tne
charges; upon which Mr. Butler of S. C.
having obtained the floor, discharged
upon the Senator from Tennessee a volly
of personal invective interspersed with
humor and pointed with sarcasm, that
convulsed the Senate with laughter.
From Mexico.?The reported assassination
of Santa Anna has been received
from different sources. The first was
from Anton Lizardo. of the 20th Jan'v.
, ? J ,
stating that the rumor was current at
Vera Cruz: Also a letter of Jan. 21st,
from the U. S. Steamer Spitfire, contains
the same rumor, and a passenger at N.
Orleans from Havana, says that the
same rumor was brought from Alvarado
.u_ **?: - t
uy mo mcAicuii aieumcr i^epiune, wmcn
place she left on the 24th ult., and in addition,
that among the papers of Santa
Anna, was found a correspondence with
the PppsiiUnf fhA rnmnr otill mants
By the correspondence of the New
Orleans Delta, from Tampico, as late as
the 31st Jan , we see . that Generals
Twigg8, Patterson, Quitman, Pillow
%nd Shields with about 7000 troops,
were still at that place. Gen. Scott,
was still at the Brazos, and it was
thought would not be in Tampico for 2
>r 3 weeks, and the general impression
is that the whole force will be moved on
to Vera Cruz by land as far as Tuspan,
if not the whole way. The health of
the troops was good, and the arrival of
San. Scott, it was expected, would be
the signal for marching.
Correspondence of the Herald Sf Tribune.
United States Steamer Spitfire, )
Off Anion Lizardo, Jan 21, 1847. $
For sometime past, we have been ly
ing in an inactive condition, repairing
3ur boilers and fitting out for active duty.
The Adams, Albany and Porpoise have
been the blockading vessels, and the
Princeton has occasionally made short
srjiises of observation. One of them
was on the 4th to reconnoitre Alvarado.
During her. progress from Anton Lizarrln
In tVial nldoa ilia
av ?U(?h ?UW iVAUAAV^UHO HU"
:ice of her approach by beacon fires
along the coast, and-Mipon her arrival
the whole population were seen running
about tfteir sandhills like a swarm of bees.
No demonstration however,* was made*
and after encounterinor nnH ridirto- nut a
: B "*6 *?
violent ? norther," the Princeton returned
to this place.,. On the 17th the schooner
Loredo from Brazos arrived with
,I, ? . s.. /. .4 . ; . f
Lieut. Rains 'of the army, and some
io^en Mexican ' prisoners on board.?
The object of her coming1 was two-fold;
first to exchange; the prisotiers foc the
somer's crew,. and . la"st, to deliver'tte}
patches to 0(1# commodore. The^are
jaid to relate to an altackvUpon the town
md castle of Vera Craz. to be madia
by the combined land and sea forces unler
Gen. Scott and'Commodore Conner;
Lieot. Rains stated that every effort
was being made to procure vessels &ii
transports to bring down the<foops by
Abater. Gert. Bcott was at Carnargo,
aastening thftconcentrotion and foTward
*" P?*-imJ* - ?. ?
wgoi soiaiersicom tsrazoA and Tampico.
rhe Otiio lkitt also been apolten of,: ?rt
?n, bound fo^thia place, so il may be
tifpiderea as a aettle^&fcing, that Ban
Ijptt'dtf tflkm mast fall?*' ^
.ppiared to been
ii^ing^piciT intte.d of Vera
Crux a?adeDOl and centrA of rtrwrmiftn*
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however, from various causes, chiefly
the sickness of the troopi$ an^he possession
of the place is not founcHo be as
advantageous to us as was anticipated
The capture of Vera Crto2$imowever,
opens the way to the city of Mexico aqd
the taking of that capital concludes the
war. - ;
The French Claims.?The bill of
indemnity for French Spoliations will
come up for consideration soon in Congress.
During the debate rin the Senate,
on Saturday, some allusion was
made by Mr. Westcott to this subject in
connection with other matters. u Whv
is it denounced as a Whig measure."
said the Senator from Florida, " I could
never conjecture. Eminent Democrats
in former years sustained it. It was
never a party question. I voted for that
bill; 1 shall do so aorain when it ia r<?
ported,- and shall continue to do so
while I hold a seat here. I believe the
clttims are just. I believe their relinquishment
by this country formed part
of the consideration of the treaty with
Frartce. I believe the United States,
by meddling with them, by taking
charge of them, and, in so doing, by preventing
the claimants from seeking redress
individually from the French government,
made this government justly
responsible for them. I go further, and
Qnv T KoKova #!**? ? *? *- --
j m. uwibic uiai iui UlUCtJ BJJUllUlIOnS
by the French, in time fit peace, or at
least not in time of open and declared
war, t'\e United States owe it to
own citizens to see them mdemn^^S
The belief is entertained we
stand, in some quarters, that if the otB
of the present session should pass the
two Houses the President will not refuse
his signature. Without knowing
any thing cf the correctness of ibis conclusion
we can .-only hope that it is true,
v Baltimore American *
South Carolina Members of Congress.?
With a feeling of nrid? nnd
gratitude we record the fact that both
our Senators, Messrs. Calhoun and Butler,
refused to vote for the obnoxious
proviso attached to the House Resolution
of thtonks to Gen. Taylor; and that
Messrs. Burt, Holmes, Rhett,and Woodward,
the most respectable portion of
our delegation in the.House of Representatives.
had the independence to refuse
to join the majority of the Demo
cratic party in that body in their'miserable
attempt to cast censure on ope who
ha* done mor? than any oiher -tnan
living ti>; shed lustre on the military
character of the country. 1 -/.,? !
V ^ Columbia Chronicle*
; PARTIES iiw lEBLANp.-!-The " Younff
Ireland" party have had their first field
day in.Dublin. There w& a tolerable
' i.. ,.y. .X.% '
good muster; full a couple of thpusand
being present.. The meeting was held
at t^e Rotunda, Francis Con^yn^ Esq.,
.of Woodstock, in the.Chair. There were
i only.two Cajholic>Clergymen present.
Mr. Smith.Q'Bripp did n?t* attend, but
he will make his appearance as the,
leader of the.part^ at a great gathering*
which is 4o' take place n&t Ifhbb.tlL-!A
Mr. Meagher was the priflttpal spea-,
kef, and he was. less violent thin ,
.nave beeir expected. Tfo-'Jfts^otitfn
passed denied that the pif^ were iaVorabie
y&sinfidelity, declared that' their
idea and convictions of resistance rijirW'
Ifc?vo? vtuiuu icga; . nuts tlMl ifr*
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peal lor the luture should be vigorously
agitated. An? attempt to get pp a choer
for ",01d Ireland" ?procured only the
ejection^ the cUitoanf, and an epdeavor
.0 procW.' V O-C^Wfc
caf|ed down nothing ;but a shower'of
(mm** Tk? lAh?i?4A?:
ftbttfn roDeal." You^knaw'^J^.^
.4 .4- T VtV .'*1* ?
the Conciliation Hall Rej^^aJl^pS*11^ O'Connell
seemed quite taken
The delusion of repeal he appecMi#. <* "*
think was at last seen through, aoififk
, his usual tact he endeavored to diflw
over the troubled waters. r?
very humbly?he called for 4
and suggested a conference betwjflMP |
own party and the physical force $
If they allow themselves.to be
in the trap, the whole affair of mtip |.
must fall to pieces. Mr. Smith OP??
has refused to return to Conciliation t
Hall, and I have lihln HnnT?t Knf iittfol- ^
? ^ ?*
lowers will adhere to his decisibn.? $
With a ministry resolved to do J
to Irelatacl, the cry of repeal on?bei$R
comes a frantic shoot, particularly^,^
r Sir Robert Peel declared that IreUrf
must hft 0nw>rnpf1 fnp tlio
0 ? .. ..uv. avt IUU IUIU1C IU w
cordance with the spirit of the timei ^
[For. Cot. Jour, of ?
Language of Barnyard Fowi|^.
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tt e copy me iouowing interesting^^; '
tract from the "Natural History and?l&
tiquities of Selborne," a book whicfe iill ^
replete with'a variety of curious reseW^fo;
es in antiquity, and of pleasing subject* : .
of contemplation in Natural Histoiy.' f
"No inhabitants of a yard seem
a /% ? - ? ~
sessea 01 such a variety of expressfc#V
and so copious a language as commin$?
poultry. Take a chicken at four or
days old, and hole it up to a wind^i*,
where there are flies, and it will imraegte
Mizc its prey, with little twitt?p|^ nplacency;
but if you tender
oee, ai once lis noie peconMp?.; .
HPB^PFeiprcssive of disapprobati^/
and a sense of danger* When afjpUlKgji^
is ready to lay, she intimates the eve
by a joyous And easy sdft note; OfvJjfe^:
the occurrenciea of their life, that of hi
ing is the most important; for no soo*,^.I. |
has a hen disburdened herself* than
rushes forth with ft clameroua kind
which the cock arlil^iWiwit
tresses immediately adopt
is not confined to thefamily coflHBfe^l
but catches fromytilfd td yank anflfl
to every homestead within ^
at last the whole village is in
As soon as a hen becomes Vher.new
relation demands a
guago ^ OIID iiicu IU115
screaming about, aift sedimsag^^^Hg^,
if possessed. The" father of tll^^^Bi
has also a considerable vocabuj^^^E
he finds food, he calls a - favorite
take; and if a' bird of prey ' passeMjj^H^flj
with a warning voice he bids his tafl
at his command, his amorous pfcjM
and his terms of defiascr..
dy whicn he is known is his crcririH
by this he has been
ages as the countryman's clocfe or lsrtfl 9
as the Vacthinan thait' p^Taiiiis
sions of the night. Thus the poet'.?
quently styles him: ''^B9
" the crested cock, whose clarion tound^BI
The silent hoani." * ^
IYood IN THE TiBBR?Asadcalara^H
ity has befallen Rome; The TiberjHI
suddenly swollen by rain, such?
only witnessed tfnder the tropic*
soutn-tea wind, haa ju?t floApoq W?fr
rr i liTnM
TtfttfrvOfc Pittcmnhill to tfc*
a* JdUi hrm. . * ' ... Ci?i m - >.. JV*-'