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Mesrs. Wxirs, umterville, S C.
TW apusEsq., Camden, S. C.
Tm WzERE Iilsua4-Persons oC va
rioub employments dtring th~past week
took a hliday nd, in compliance with
the Invitation to the State, passed it in
Charleston in attendance on the festival in
honor of the Palmettb Regiment. Among
others, our printers availed themselves of
the occasion and joined thi afello eiii.
zens in honoring that heroj b n%.ince
their return, the indispoition of one pre.
vents the issue of more reading matter
than is contained in our sheet of to-day.
With this apology to our patrons, we
crave their Indulgence, with the certainty
that their liberality will grant it, on ac
count of the circumstances of the occa
sion which cause us to request it.
We have on habd several communica.
tions which have been necessarily post
poned on account of the pressure of more
The latest report from the Charleston
market represents the price of cotton at
from 5 1.8 to 6 3.4 ets.
The July No. of this Review is receiv
ed, commencing the First No. of the 6th
volume. The work has been regularly
published nearly four years, and with sig
nal success throughout the South and
West, the interests and resources or which
it points out and faithfully keeps before
The mail, due at this place from Char.
leston on Saturday, the 29th ult., failed to
arrive. Whose fault this is we know not.
The failures of the mails due from Char
leston were, not long since, so frequent,
that many complaints were made, and
with reason, when it is considered that
this is the distributing ,pffice of the dis
Atrict. In consequp, f:th'last failure,
we shall be for ali eek, from the
27th of July to the't August, without
letters and papers from Charleston. This
is noticed that it may be brought before
those whose duty it is to attend to it, and
that a similar recurrence, if possi
ble, may not again take place.
We request the Charleston Courier to
take notice of this matter, tnat it may
come before the eyes of the pro'ner author
ities and receive their attention.
THE COLUMBIA FESTIVAL.
The festival in Columbia on the 26th
uit, in honor of the Palmetto Regiment is
represented as being a grand affair and
well worthy of Columbia, the capital of
the state. It was held in the College
Campus under the noble elms wvhich a
dora the spot, and wvas attended by the
chivalry and heauty of the state. John
S. Preston, Esq. delivered an eloquent
address, welcoming back the Regiment to
their native soil. The Hon. WV.C. Pres
ton was President of the day. Thousands
flocked to the city and participated in the
ceremonies and festivities of the occasion.
Many fair ladies were present, and are
said to have carried by storm the stout
hearts of the gallant Palmettoes.
THE CHARLESTON FESTIVAL.
The failure of the Charleston mail due
on the 29th uilt. deprives us of a minute
account of the festivities of the 28th in
that place in honor of the Palmetto Regi
ment. In general language the visiters
- to the city inform us that every thing wvas
happily conducted t .the honor of the
Palmettoes and th en ga~inment of thou
sands of visiters who fiocked to the city.
Ae~ * .Some Are of ojiiniod'lhat the number of'
strangers in thge city did not equal that
presented on the 4th of July. Still, thou.
sands were present to do honor to the So.
Carolina Regiment and to show their ap
preciation of the conduct of their gallant
fellow, citizens, when armed and acting
as soldiers of the republic.
THE COMPROMISE BILL.
The Compromiue bill, brought forward
by Mr. Clayton of the Committee on teri
tories, of thich Mr. Calhoun was one, and
which is Intended to sot at rest all ques
tions of a Wilmot proviso nature, meets
the apikrobation of the South, and hats conme
before the senate, after having safely pats.
sod the eagle scrutiny of Mr. Calhoun.
It Is considered as the only thing wvhich
can now settle the question, am~d recog
nizes the rights of the-South more by the
principal of non-interference and general
silence ont the subject of' slavery than any
r ethtanequeston o
iout d "ully" I oet.
heir, determ oatini tht~hy nOf
11d beg. m set.
leAnitely a ndat once.
dEN. TA'YLO'S ACCEPTANCE.
Gen. Tyloh'a er, i lvch he ac.
6eta the noiation oi tlhe late whig con.
verion for the presidency, has at last ap.
pgeared, written in his usual terse style.
oHe cordially accepts the nomination, but
with a sincere distrust of his fitness to ful.
Pil,the duties of the office, whileghe' will
Andeavor in case of his eloction'o to act
is to preserve-undiminished the prosperi.
yad reputation of our common country.
FOR THE BANNER.
Mr. Edilor:-The late proceedings
had in Charleston in relation to the sub
ject that now agitates the people at large
Dali for some remarks however trivial in
point of merit they may be. .I allude to
the late democratic meeting in relation to
the nomination of Gen. Taylor for the
Presidency, and their determination to
support that nomination, a determination
for which they can show no reasons, and
if any, they necessarily are btit 'sljght
ynes. Gen. Taylor, however deserving
lie may be of the office, cannot expect to
be supported by the South. His principles
ire in direct opposition to ours, and con
requently favor those of the North.
It has been avowed that he is a south
3rn man, and that he is a large slavehol..
Mer; and it has also been said that his ser.
vices to the country entitle him to the of.
ice. No man gives him more credit
han myself for the services he has ran.
lered our country, but why should that
reason be the means of elevating him to
he chief magistracy? Gen. Taylor has
]one a great deal, but others have per
ormed equally as much. Look back to
he public life of Gen. CASS, and mark its
ourse. You will perceive the benefit
hat has accrued to the country from him;
besides in the latter We find a staunch
Demo-rat. All his principles tend to
shew it; they coincide with ours as near
is possible. It is impossible for one man's
principles to conform to those of every
3ther, without varying in some degree.
Gen. Taylor, it is true, is a slave-holder;
but how easy is it to dispossess himself at
any moment of such property, as it is
very readily converted. May lie not, if
elected, immediately dispose of such
slaves and invest the proceeds in some of
the northern states in property more a
vailable, and of a nature that cannot be
injured by the grdat question now at
stake? Suppose such to be the case,
what interest wili he have in the institu
tions of the South, and what difference
will it make to him, if slavery should be
abolished? All his letters, both public
and private, shew that his principles are
northern, in other words, that he is a thor
Dugh wvhig. For those, if for none others,
however much we may admire him for
his gallant conduct as a soldier and re
spect him as a man of integrity and un
blemished character, we cannot, with jug.
Lice to ourselves and to posterity, sacrifice
our principles, our interests, and our in.
stitutions, to pcersonal friendship.
The whigs at the next session of Con
gress are expected to have a small ma
jority. What disadvantages, therefore,
will we not labor under, if thc question of
slavery is brought forward, of which there
is no doubt? Gen. Taylor has re'peated.
ly implied that ho will not exert that pow.
er, which he alone wvill have at command,
-I mean the right of vetoing. The
South, then, ifhle is elcted, is at his mner
cy. Therefore, if they valuo their insti
tutions, and desire a DEMlOCRAT to fill the
presidential chair in 18490, let them stand
up to the motto, PRINCIPLEs NOT MEN."
The South needs a true Demnocrat and
wvithaI a statesman to fill the presidential
chair during the ensuing term. No man
is more wvorthy of thatoflice, and in whom
they can without distrust repose more
confidence thant LEWIs CAss, for all that
can he said to the contrary by a fewv so
called democrats, wvho are influenced by
the blustering and raillery of some ambi
tious demagogues, wvho have everything
to gain and nothing to lose in the event
of his defeat,-an event that is as impro
bable as that the moon and stars are one
object, if the South wdillonly unite as in
1843, and again put the whigs at success
ful dofianace.- "Fugil irrevocabile tempus.''
T~e~refore, let the South rally around the
Democratic standard before it is too late,
and success is certain.
CELEBRATION OF THE 4TH JULY,
The 72d Anniversary of American Imde
pendence was celebrated by a large and re-.
upectablo number of bodh sexes at \Voods
gtrove, a shady retreat near the Clarendon
Post ofiice, n Tuesday, the 4th. At 12 o'clock,
a procession was formed by the Marshal ot
the day Capt. RICuAD HIAvuswvoarT[ to es
cort the Reader and Orator to the stand.
The Declaration of Independence was then
read in an elegant and impressive manner
ilidii 6flthih~w" -1witt
LIIe princlpleaof liberty
a ra woa at' Rnnymed rom
Foh was, peculiarl foliiltous ihii re
marks 'upon the.. and ruinous 'licyf
the mother count her colonices- pe
apropriatelyof 0 IMather $hC
gihi heroism, specimens '
nord aship and instances'of his patrltiem
at justified his being called "frst 'lI peace
and frst in war". He spoke of the general
dif'usion of liberal principles .throughout the
old world, of the dawn of a brighter aid bet
tor day for them-and as all proceeding from
the example set them by. us-the example of.
a great and united people testing sudcessful
ly the capacity of man for self-government.
e spoke of the great march of our country
to wealth, power and greatness as being un
precedented in the annals of history, and the,
great obligations we were under to Him who'
in the plenitude of his benevolence not only
encompasses nations and people around with
his mercy but "tempers thewind e'entothe shorn
lamb." He spoke of the unprecedented vic
tories in the valley of Mexico and the revel.
ling of the "b'hoys in the halls of the Munte
zumas." The topics touched upon were
handled with much ability, but time and
space will prevent our commenting fully up
on them; but we would be doing injustice to
the young orator were we to neglect to speak
of the rich and classic language with which
he poured out his thoughts-it was from the,
"pure well of English undefiled." We will
say this, that we would be as delighted to
reach Captain DAVIS' oration in print, as we
were gratified hearing it.
At three o'clock the company sat down to
a sumptuous dinner and after the cloths were
removed, the following toasts were drunk
(with Pages port), Wa. MAzrc PAvis ac
ing as resident and Dr. MCCAULET, as Vi
1. The day we celebrate: Whilst the San
tee continues to bear the tributes of the
mountain to the ocean, the 4th July shall be
remembered, and the glory of this day shall
stimulate the breast and nerve the arm of un
2.' The Gorernor of the State: Worthy of
the high and honorable station he occupies.
Under his idministration peace has reigned
within our borders-prosperity has hovered
over our institutions.
3. John Caldwell Calhoun: By his inexo
rable will, proud self-reliance, and over-mas
toring intellect he has successfully breasted
the storm of federal encroachment and rolled
back with his herculean arm the fearful
waves of monopoly and protection which
once threatened to ongulph our country. To
him are we indebted for advocacy, maintain
ance and successful establishment of those
great principles of which we are now reap.
ing the full fruition.
4. Andrew Pickens'Buler: His high char
acter, spotless integrity and eminent ability,
enlist our fullest admiration; whilst his zeal,
energy and devotion to the rights and inter
est of the south, justify us in calling him
her stern and uncompromising defender.
I. Gen. Zack. Taylor: The genius which
planned and the talents which accomplished
the victory at Buena Vista - belonged to no
ordinary man. It is the brghest laurel in
the chaplet of .Taylor and enwreaths his
name with a halo of unfading glory. Alay
lie be called by his grateful countrymen to
preside over the destinies of that nation
whose honor lie has so gloriously maintained
on the field of battle.
6. Gen. W~infield Scotu: The brightest page
of American history will ho the record of hits
victories in the valley of Mexico; they have
acquired for him the most resplendent and
enduring fame, whilst they verify that oblo
quy is a neceesary ingredient of true glory.
anid that calumny and detraction are essen
tial parts of triumph.
7. Palmietuolegtment: The brilliant achiev
ments of this gallant regiment have reflect
ed a halo of glory upon our State. Let us
prove ourselves sensible to their deeds,
and let the recollection of their noble sacrili.
ces and patriotic devotions be cherished by
every genuine Carolinian.
6. The "Emerald Isle": T he mother of
manyii noblie aiid gallant spirits. But none
ha~ve evinced more disinterested patriotism or
more gatry in leading ;m army to victory
than G en. James Shields.
9. The Federal Constitution; Let us re
vere it as an embodiment of the principles
best calculated to promote thme initerest and
happiness of mankind: May it ever be ad.
mimsteredl in tihe spirit which controlled its
10. The Union: Purchased by the blood
and sealed by the martyrdom of our sires;
let us cing to it, and cherish it as the great
est booni anmd richest legacy we can bequeath
to our children.
11. The Iheroes of the Recrolution: They
cahnly slumber beneath a soil consecrated
by their blood. Hjistory has done them juas
tice, a nation has emibal med their memories.
"How securely sleep the brave wvho sink to
WVith all their country's wishes blest."
12. Washington: Language cannoW do him
justice-eulogy cannot exalt. To be called
the "father of his country" is panegyric
13. TIhe Ladies: The last and most per
fect work of that great architect of whlom
S3cotia's "peasant poet" has becaufully sung
"his prentice hand,
le tried on man,
And then he made the lassies 0."
By I I. D. Beothune--The Palmetto Regi
ment: The glory acquired by this gallant no
gimuent is the common patrimony of the State;
let her notp prove herself unworthy of such
an inheritance by not providing for the wid
owa. and orphans of thme tallen.
By Joseph Ilowell-The stars and striges:
The emblem of our nationality. It was first
unfurled to the breeze in the gloomy days of
'76. It now waves from ocean to ocean, and
seems likely to extend from pole to isthmus.
By T. Burgess-Gen. James Shields: Son
of the Emerald Isle ; worthy of the first
presidential chair in his native country.
By Squire Win, F. Ervin-Thememory of
Andrew Jackson:~ The hero of Sew Orleans,
lie gave the lnst blow in the late war *nd
humbled the pride of our ndvnrsarieu.
hu . . .ld
upoInthihatp o heda
<By Dr. MeG
The ability v hisaid os
the Lindnespo a das'
with the pride of thi Ohl the ;".a.chl
point him ou 0so of 0els.
By John T6" Uhka bii
is, without increase, W out dititIed, w
should neither enlargo nor surrender it
By the Committe The orator of the'day
his address-has evince'd leainig' patriotism
and ability, weconigratulate him upoteli'abhd
manner in which ho has acquitted himself.,
This was. replied' to int! very approprite
manner by the orator of the day, and biri
turn gave the following
Lt.-(. Willis Qaig of 1hw Pamredo
The warm and sincere friend-the tino.and
firm patriot. In lia death l 61ety lisl166t ar
ornament and our country a brave and 4c.
complishod soldier: may his memory -ei
live in the affections of his countrymen.;1
By John F. Jann-May the time soon ar
rive when we may beat our swords 1rite
ploughshares and our- spears into p-uning
hooks and pursue the "ways of- pleasantnees
and the paths of peace."
By W. AColclough-The Dcclaration fj
Independence: A beacon to guiddi.he faithful
and a terror to tyranta. .:: .
By Dr. John . Ingrain-The 4th July :
The birth day of liberty's nation, may we never
cease to celebrate it while. patriotism has a
shrine or virtue a follower.
By James Blair Hilton-Gen. Z. Taylor.
Wit pledges or no pledges, we feel satisfied
that lie will decide ably, honestly, and fear.
lessly, all questions that may constitutionally
come before him as President.. He has cho.
sen his political - position; may it prove as
impregnable as his military one was at Buena
By Moses M. Benbow-..on. J. A. Wodd.
ward. Our distinguished Representative in
Congreqs; we desire a continuance of his
The committee of arrangements being de.
sirous to manifest their .appreciation ot the
'ofty courage and noble conduct of Lt. C. S
MELLETT in sustaining so nobly the-honor of
the -countryg,.and the chilvalric character .oc
the State in the memorable battles in Mexi.
co, had extended a letter of invitation to h1i
to which he replied, lamenting that- profes.
sional business prevented his attending, fiuit
gave the following sentiienti
The Committee of Armnqefmenfsf-You
conduct upon the present anN all domer ac.
casions, prove concluuively your lofo;( lib;
erty and attachment ,to - country, aU& -that
you have minds to plan and handa to execute
all preparations necessary for celebrating the
great anniversary.of our. Independence.
By the President of the Dayr-The memo.
ry <f Lt. J. W. CanlCy: He obeyeod the firsi
summons of his country's call to arms.-.and1
a mare gallant spirit or a braver soldier nov.
or went forth to battle. Though it wa. o
his hot to live to wear the laurels he had-s:
valiantly won, yet lhe has left- an enduring
fame and undying namie-:may mny son mnakt
just such a man.
By the Vice President-The memory og
Mt. J. M. Murphy: Though no monumenta
marble or sculptured urn, marks the spol
where lie his reamins, his manly virtues -ant
noble traits of head and heart are enshrine<
in the memory of friends.
Withi this sentiment the company disper
sod-no incident occurring -to mar the pleas
antry or the occasion, It had been the "feas'
of reason and the flow of soul", mIrth anc
hilarity had prevailed and moments fled or
downy wings, and the evening shades anc
the glowing west but too soon proclaimed -tha
speed of wvinged day, and the hour (in thesi
miasnmatic regions) toe ryeannin
News will please coj yand obli
IN HONOR OF THE PALMETTC
A dinner will be given at ,pimterville em
Thursday the 17th August next, in honor c
Company A, of the Palmetto Regiment.
His Excellency the Goierpor and suite, thi
Ltt. Governor, the Field and Staf' officers e
the Palmetto Regiment, the Captain, Office'r
and Privates of Company A, and the Captainm
officers and privates of the, diff'erent comnpa
unies composing the Palmetto Regiment, eni
the citizens of Sumntur and the adjacent Die
tricts, and of the State generally, are invite4
to attend. The Sumter Ride. Company
Claremont and Clarendon Troop~are also in
vited to join and take part in the feativities o
The ladies, are particula~rly invited to bi
present, for whose accomm'odation every pro
par-ation will be made.
SAIL. R. CuANDLsa,
.JAM.Es M. NEIscN,
JoHNs D. AsfiMoaE,
Corn. of Incitation.
Sumnterville, July 24, 1848.
The Charleston, Columbia pnd Camdec
papers will please copy.
ORDER OF PRO SSION FOR 17TI
The Marshal appointed by the committei
of this District to make arrangements for th
reception of Company A, of the Pahraett
Regiment, respectfully inform theirfll
citizens that the followving Ordq will be
served on the 17th day of Auguatnot
The procession will fotm on th
Wedi aher t
th r~on ~W1b Ael
Wednedy 1 6t' i
Hon. F.I Mese
Col. W, i^ettl
Maj. J. Bilrtj (
3. W.Brewifi lJ,~q
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