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VOLUME III. SUMTERVILLE, S. C. A UGUST 1, 1849. NUMBER 40
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TIIINGS IIARDLY TO BE
BY MRS. LYI>IA JANE l'EIISON.
'Well, I declare, this is hardly to be
believed!' exclaimed Mrs. Gran'dy, as
she threw down a letter which she had
been perusing, and turned towards her
daughter, who was reclining on a crim
son cushioned lounge, in the most ap
proved style of dress, attitude and ex
pression. The young lady lifted her
jewelled hand, and raised her sleepy
lidded eyes with enquiring interest, as
she breathed forth in an affected tone
'Pray, what have you found dear
manna? I am longing for something
to chase away this horrible etnui.'
'It is hardly to be believed, I repeat
Amia--your uncle Meek has written
me, that he intents to send his daug_<ht
er Lucy, to spend the winter with us.
I cannot refuse to receive her, for she
is my sister's child-but, dear mne ! what
shall we do with the rustic creature?
'IIow came your sister to marry a
farmer, inanuna?' "
'Why Amnina, while pa was a senator.
sinter andcl I accompanied him to Wash
1'ton, one winter, aid there we met
.r. Meek, a young and talented mei
ber of Congress. Your anlot was cap
tivated by his fine person, real elii
quence and open manly character, and
although she knew that he was only a
farmer at htonie, she persisted in be
coining his wife. So be took her to his
home in the new State of Ohio, and I
have not seen her since; for she soon
became a mother, and has several chil
dren. so that site was confined at home
and I have been so very delicate iii
health, that I never dared to try
such a journey. But she used to write
frequently, and although she always
professed herself perfectly happy, she
gave such descriptions of her domestic
affairs, that I am sure I should have
been utterly miserable in her situation.
And this daughter of hers, who milks
the cows, anid makes butter and chieese,
and spins yarut, and weaves cloth, and
bakes bread, and washes clothes, anad
scrubs floors,-whtv shte must be a grt
stout looking cr'eatuire, like a man, with
sun-burnt face, and coarse hanids and
feet, and voice like a miarket womtan.
Anid then site will be0 so awkward-oh
dear ! what shall we do withi her ?'
'WhTiy ma, vou realy frighten tme;
you must not let her come, certainly.
I never coulid itntrouce such a cousin
to society, and cert ainily I woulid not
forego all pleasutrc and remain at home
'I cannot reftise to receive her, deat
Aminia-but site is so unisophtistiented,
that we can do witht her aIS we lae
If we can mnake nothing presentable of
her, why we can keep her out of' sight.
But it will -cost tme so mutich to dress her.
Of course site will have nto clothes fit
to be seeni.'
'Well, mamma, on second thtoughits,
we will let hetr come. She will amxuso
sotme of my leisure mnonmnts. If I
should become interested ini her', I
should fitnd empldoymntt in tecaching hetr
politeness and etiquette. If sihe does
not interest me, sihe will 1)e a fine sub
ject for ridicule.'
And so the matter' stoodi.
Mmrs. Gramndy was jutst ont the eve of'
a gr-and party, to which she had invi
ted the ''aristocracy'' of the city.
She was occupied ini [iaishiing her ar
tirgtfemts andu addinag the crownmig I
grace to the labhors5 of servants, and up-.
1Laserers, nheni she was stltuned by the
ntelligenco that Miss Lucy Meek was
n the parlor.
'Good heaven ! what shall do ?' she
;ried, addressing her daughter, who
vas sauntering by her side, and lan
;idly criticising the arrangements.
If she only had staid until after the
>arty !--What can we do with her?'
'We must at least proceed to the par
or, and try to welcome her with civili
y.' remarked Amina. 'Sle may not.
)e so unpresenltablc as we have pictur
d her.' And the high bred mother and
laughter descended to the palor, deter
nining to treat the awkward country
;irl with all the condescending kindness
Their surprise was no less over
wvhelming than agreeable, when they
Jeheld seated perfectly at case, with a
ook which she taken from the centre
table, a lovely little girl, fair as a lily,
with very small hands, and a foot peep
Lug from beneath her travelling dress,
is if defying competition-which it
might have done with safety. She no
scner perceived her relatives than she
sprang to meet them, in the most affec
tionate manner, and returned graceful
ly the embraces and kisses which they
bestowed upon her with real pleasure.
When Amina, after showing Lucy to
her chamber, joined her mother in the
saloon, she exclaimed
'Oh mamma ! I could hardly have
believed that a young lady educated in
the country, could have been so per
fectly genteel as cousin Lucy is. I love
her dearly, already. And then her
wardrobe-why ma, her dresses are
really elegant. o simple and taste
ful in style, just like her sweet self,
she has never been inured to labor, I
'Certainly not,' replied Mrs. G randy;
'and I am happy to find my sister's
daughter a real lady. .1 am glad now
that she has arrived before the party.
She is such an elegant contrast to You,
Aimina. You will be the rose of the
arterre, and she will represent the
pure white lily.'
When the fimily met at dinner, Mrs.
Grandy was almost in despair. The
cook that she had hired expressly to
prepalre refreshments for the party,
was taken suddenly and violently ill,
and neither maid nor mistress knew
how to cOImlpoind or fashion the quan
tiies of beaten eggs, grated sugars,
effervesced cream and butter milk, pul
verized spices, and clarified butter, that
formed with flour, and yeast, and citrons
and oran;e.s, raisins and currants, and
confectionary, a medley of confusion,
in pantry and kitchen.
'Do you not undestand baking?' ask
ed Lucy of Amina.
'Oh ! indeed, no;' replied the aston
'Nor you, aunt?' she enquired of Mrs
'My dear, I never learned,' muriner
ed the lady.
'It is very strange.' Lucy said--amd
then she went oin--' Well aunit, if you
will trust me, I will produce as fine
eakes as any cook in the city.'
'You ale too young, Lucy,' cried
Mrs. G radmiy, 'even if you had studied
e >ols iing all your life ; bust you seem so,
conifidlent, and as I can (do no better,
youh miay tryv.'
'Will you assist me, Anmina? I will
en1gage that s) far from) injuIrinhg your
fair hands, the slight toil will increaise
'JDut what cain I do?' asked Ainmina,
'Ohl, I will direct you,' replied Luc y-,
gaily; and the co'usims repaired to tilie
kitchen, where the clatter of culinarv
)perationls was enlivened by merry
Lurts of laughter, anid joyous gu-uhes of
Lucy muade her dlebut at Mrs. G ran
ly 's select party, in a robe of putre
white muslin, lher rich brownc curls unI
.onfinied, except hy a fillet of silver
.aze, tied just back of the left ear, and
loatinig like a soft mist below her grace
u1 waist. Other ornamnent she wore
lone; yet amid fine formns, robed in vel
-ets and satins, fishuinig with gemis, and
lowers, and feathecrs, she seemedci a
piiit of a purer~ sp here, and was deci.
ledl y the belle, or godd ess of the gay
al oo ns.
'Do' you sing, Miss Meek?' enqunired
lie rich and fashiionmable M r. G olby', as
lIiss Granitdy arose from the piamno.
'Oh yes,' she replied, laughing, 'I
ing like a wild bird, but 1 (do not play
r make music scientihically .'
Ry thmis time she was the centre of
mu expectant circle, all eager for the
onig; and shie without a shiado'w of em
arrassmenIt , sang the E'ttrick Shiep
erdls, ' lird of the wilderness,-' to a
,ild sweet air, which theo skyv-lark him.
self might have paused to hear. It
was perfectly enchanting, and the free,
full soul of native melody, and the man
ner in which she gave the line-' Oh
to abide in the desert with thee,' was
'What a paragon this elegant little
neico of yours is,' remarked Mrs. Le
G rand to Mrs. G randy, a few days af
ter the party. 'So gr'aceful, aud then
she has such perfect taste. Why, her
dress, person and character hartmonize
so entirely, that one almost suppo
ses they came from the same forming
hand, a perfect "hole. Indeed, vou
have reason to be proud of her, she is
such an ornament to vour fuinily iparty.
She must been educated at the south,
or in Europe. for our schools do not
giveso perfect a finish."
'Inded, Mrs. Le Grand, you pav
my niece high compliments. But she
is a fitrmer's daughter, and has never
been from home until she camse here a
few days ago. She has actquired her
accoinplislhnents in the school (f na
ture. But she acqiuired accomplish
ments, which put me sadly to the lhish.
Why-the day before my party, Mlad.
Este, whom I had emiployet to comn
pound my cakes, was taken sick, just
as she had got her ingredients strened
round in utter and inextricable confu
sion. I was in despair, but I Lucy said
that if Anina would assist her, she
would make all right. And she did
mix al.d bake all my cakes which were
so much adtired.'
'WVell, now,'--exelaimned Mrs. Le
Grand, 'I can hardly believe these
things possible. And Miss Meek is
so young, and has such perfect little
'Yes,' replied the aunt, 'and vou
should see her inice flannel skirts-so
tine and soft ; and site spun the yarn
and wove the cloth herself.'
'I an astonished,' cried Mr-s. L.e
G rat ; why site is an anoialy.'
'Sle says not.' replied 31rs. G ran
dy ; 'site insists that all the girls inl her
neighborhood are equally accomplished;
soine her superiors. And I am begin
nItg to be of her opinion, that inl this
country, where the rich to day are poor
to-nmorrow, and vice versa, vou ung la
dies should be educated in such a
manner as to grace a palace, or make
a hovel clean and ce.infrtable. Aimia
is iinproving her opportunity, and
learning of Lucy to cook every kind of
flesh and fish, and to imake cakes and
pastry. Luce assures her that she msill
be both heahltier and happier, in conse
Well, I declare,' cried Mrs. Le
Grand, 'such things are hardly to be
'And so Miss Meek has refused lr.
Gilby, and gone htone to her fatlter's,'
reinarked a young lady to her beau, as
they walked beneath the soft sut-lihtt
of early spring.
'It is very stran ge,' was the reply
'and it. or Gobl' Iby is nearly distractei.
I never riup1posed that he had so inttl
heart. Ile sets out in a few ha vs ir
EAtrope. The young lady unitst ha. e
been preen g agd, for indepeoleit of
his wealth, fhe is a line youneg luan.'
'lie is sio,' sighed te lady. '..\nd
Mis %leek oi'ily a falt'iltes athitlgflter
Ii2chn-e it is har dly to be beiie ve.'I
lsten to tile ctlvetitioli of this s~lune
alidth eiltl eillall~ -llowm inal'tinct
e~utr ulsed to f1 lew iiinbehriii.r eli tile
(Oh~io. Thty' 5ay, hoiwever. that hec is
airt'aivy lactv ittiS 5ilitelilt muiigk
h~oitiyl i:tbut itci is siu lr ht .
inig rejected ( tilby.'
I Aie v Iats utot, acted il ~I oilt i elle
tioil, I isilre yoll. Site is ant e.\tribr
dliinary 'girl lrs. Gruandty bles-es hier
natine daily. She~ saysv that sintce they
are reduied, they'\ shiutt he it jerlletly
iiniserabhle, but for thei sphtit that Andnalt~
eauighit of lier cousin i~uey, andtt the
iesstins site iClene oif her'. I) e.s i
seelln woderfuil ti See A ltinat, who waU.
the, houtse ini lhen neat cheick aprot,
andt sining gaily ~i' as site herfoits the
h'iiss of h)o:h coik andi htoutse-uttid.
ha~ve kntown her refuse a levv to ani th
ject (of chtarity, whe n er pus un fuli
of gol. Now site will save froitl her!
niecessit ies to liiister to the sick and~t
nietdy. Andthti site and lier. laret
no0w, thant t he y w ete ini th ir d ays of
wealth andi indolence. I (declare, witen
I look back. and thent turn to the nrs
ent, I can hardly believe what 1 see.'
Lucy Meek was married seventeen
years ago. We will now look at the
present condition of the parties named
above. Lucy's husband, the son of a
lumber man-who took his bride to a
log cahin, an( conmuenced housekeep
ing without a servant to aid her in her
house-work-has risen rapidly from one
post of honor and profit to another, un
til he is now governor of one of the lar
gest ando richest States in the Union,
-aind his country house is a palace,
surrounded by a beautifil Eden of his
01wn planiiiig aind -il titig, where lie is
now enabled to eljo, he~alth, ease, hon
oir, an I~l ini !ess, surrotulded by his
lovely :and beloved lantil y.
M1r. Gruudly, w'ih,, after his fahilre,
accepted a clerk's oiliee and salary,
1w I:erf ins the duties of the 'lace,
behind tie accountant's desk, in the
store of his soi-in-law. Miss A'ina
wias iarried to this gentleman when lie
was a clerk inl a dry good store in New
York ; butt by indtistry, economy and
strict honestyv-in all which lie has
been aided and1 sustainied by his wife
he is now a flourishing merchant, in
Plitsbiurgh, lPa. irs. Grandy resides
with her daughter, and she insists that
the reverse of fortilie which made thei
SO much wizer and better, and happier,
was certainly n1o liiisfortunie.
Airs. 1e Gratid, who was Mrs.
Graliy's niost intimate friend. but who
eomld not recogtnize her after her hus
band's failure, died in a garret two
yea-s ao. Mr. Le (.rand lost his
pr)'r'ity inl great a fire in New
Yrk, i lecame (lisiea:-tened, and gave
lus t11 up to iiebiriety. One of his
S nI ui . ii aprcntice. and one a loafer;
Slhis two daiughters, one is a governess
o'' mltirsery maiid iin a rich vublar faiily
-the othet is nltarried to a CoinittiO'i
sailor, a fine, intelligent f-I low, who
inay yet bi cme an ahniiral or- a kinzg
So little reason has any one in this
pcuba icni coutitrv to be lifted up h
the ire accident of wealth or station.
The poorest man's child may arrive at
the highest honois of State. Ilie who
is I'resenit tol day, is a private citizen
toiuorrow-lial!h- to lose every dollar
he Iipossesses, :iit he overwlcllnel with
debt al inisery. ]Iis child, though
born while his fither h:resides ever the
coiuicils of this wide land, may eventu
ally- carn his bread as a day laborer ;
while the son if the maid-servant, who
cleaned the kitechen of the Presidentls
hltise, inay be carried there in triumph,
as its chosen occupant. Ilow ridicu
Ious tlLt in this land, is haughty pride
of wealth or station. I low contenpti
b le alpars the 'aristocracy,' applied
to :ay elinue or harty. Or can there
lie aliy thing more riliculously absurd,
thai the iiti'i-rtilig fine quialities of mii
or persI'on, to atny particular class or lo
cality. And yet the:e things are all
pr:actised, while tlinaking n.inds observe
the ciintint iauitations of the wheel of
fortiliie, atnI valtie everv persoi accorid
il to the intrimsie worth of cbaracter,
--wii le tliin gs hardly to lie believed,
pass conltilnuaill y hefilre them.
( )iii;N (IF TiE -intu: TAtI.S, A
11 theer t-:tl dys id tie Titrl:isli tol
arh, bei,.r its illinilliontls werec st
nidel spr:i- a they, arec at present,
theiTuks wer-a- difeated ini apicd
hait te. :itd lii)0 if thetm taikeni prision
i.rs. Theyu- wer a- ll 1:ept tiogethei- I
st':iil if lan ii: hei -a divided intii small
b5i . ti'1 -tnt ii.t d ii-rent ton ns1fo
edl. S'ine '-f th...mi oterviing uht. (lie
hote nljvedl h I es thatt they ni
elnketheir- ..uards their pi isoniels.
yIVvim ecnnni1-:o hir-ll1i plan to the
s-I :ed that they shiulil free then.sefres,
colir. ors:tiularh mialer ub ich they
'"e sup: ly theo dl~eciv cuittinug
'l dthi! l f --ine- hiorses bielotigmg to,
Iack~ thiri g.uariI.. u hami thev' easily
tiwil rinta'- ' it , ii eg - ii- lit-otd )i V
alUii -uea lie I eit~ to y ( iboe Oiy
annyf 'midi h c lce toops '
haiv-ea b-com he h~t les of-r thi
Genieratls, wi hos mciilitary rlak is knlownl
biy thie maiiubr of tails they hoear-. No
Generabdl anli-)ii tiicm e- mnen than
three; and, according to the number of
them they are denominated Bashaws,
or Pachas, of one, two, or three tails.
TIIE LOVER STAR.
A LEGEND OF THE CIIIPPEWYANS.
There was once a quarrel among the
stars, when one of them was driven
away from its home in the heavens and
descended to the earth. It wandered
from one tribe of Indians to another,
and had been seen hovering over the
camni)-fi es of a thousand Indians when
they were preparing themselves to sleep.
It ahvays attracting themselves to sleep.
ed wonder and admiration. It often
lighted upon the heads of little children,
as if ibr the purpose of playing with
them, but they were invariably fright
ened and drove it away by tleir loud
ci ying. Among all the people in the
world only one could be found who was
not afraid of this beautiful star, and
this was a little girl, the daughter of a
Chiippewvan warrior. She was not
afraid of the star, but rather than this
she loved it wuith her whole heart and
was very happy in her love. That she
was loved by the star in return there
could be no doubt, for wherever she
travelled with her father through the
wilderness then as the night cane on
dii the star follow, but it was never
seen in the day time. When the girl
awoke at night the star floated just
above her head, and, when she was
asleep so constant in its watchfulness
that she never opened her eyes, even
at umidinight, without beholding its bril
liant liglht. People wondered at this
strange condition of things, but how
much more did they wonder when they
found that the father of the girl never
retut ned from the hunt without an abun
dance of game. They therefore con
eluded that the star must be the son of
the Good Spirit, and they ever after
spoke of it with veneration.
Time passed on, and it was midsum
mer. The Indian girl had gone into
the woods for the purpose of gathering
berries. 'Those 'of the wintergreen
were nearly all eaten up by the pigeons
and the deer, and, as the cranberries
were beginning to ripen, she wandered
into a large marsh with a view of filling
her willow basket with them. She did
so, and in the tangled thickets of the
swamp she lost her way. She became
frightened and cried aloud for her fa
tier to come to her assistance. The
only creatures that answered her cries
were the frogs and the lonely bittern.
The night was rapidly coming, and the
iurther she wandered the more intricate
become her path. At one time she was
compelled to wade into the water even
to her knees, and then again would she
fall into a deep hole and almost become
drowned among the poisonous slime and
weeds. Night came, and the poor
girl looked uip at the sky, hoping that
she might see the star that she loved.
A storm had arisen and the rain fell so
rapidly that a star could not live in it,
and therefore was there none to be
seen. The storm continued, the wa
iers of the country rose, end, in rush
tug into the deeper lakes, they destroy
ed the Inidiamn girl, and washed her
body away so that it never could be
Mlany seasons passed away and the
stamr conitinuedl to be seen above the
w atech-fires of the (Chipp~ewyan~s; but it
would never rensain long in one place,
and its light api eared to have become
dlinunied. It ever seemed to be looking
f or s. mnethiing that it could not find, anid
peole knew that it was unhappy on ac
cuntt of the unttimely (death of the girl
it had loved. Additionad years passed
on, anid, wvith the leavtes of autumn, it
liinally disa ppeared. A cold antd long
winter soon followed, and then the hot
test summer that had ever beenm known.
I hiring this season it so happened that
ai hunter chanced at nighit to foillowva
hear into one of thid largest swamps of
lie lantd, when to his astonishment hie
discovered a small light hanging over
the 'water. It was so beautiful that he
1fIlliwed it for a long distanice, but it led
into suchm dangerous places that he gave
up I the pursuit , anid, returned to tell his
people what lie had seen. And then it
wais thaot thei old 1est meni of the tribe told
him that the light lie had seen was the
staor lhat head seen was the star that had
beeni divein from lieaveni, and~ that it
now wandini g;t over the earthI for the
puiiii ose of hin dini g the 1beauu iul girl had
lo'vedl. A nd i that same sta r is still utpotn
seen by thle l.ntters as t hey journey at
nigh t th rougih the uiil1eriness.
Knowledge is better than sold.
Letter From Gens. Casn.
DETROIT, July 10, 1849'
DEAft Stt I am much obliged to you for
the extracts you have sent mes and for clling
my attention to the remarks of some of the
whi g papers upon a letter from the editor of
the New York Courier and Enquirer, publish.
ed in that Journal a short time since, and ire
which an effort i s tnade by those papers to
convict tme of insincerity. I am sure you
will bear witness that I have been heretofore
pretty patient under similar attacks, some of
them as remarkable for their virulence as for
their falsehod-remarkable even in this
country, where political investigations are so
prone to degenerate into personal abuse; and
I had supposed, as the motive had passed
away with the occasion, that I should be al
lowed a reasonable measure of justice by our
opponets, even if my opinions or course should
be deemed worthy of examination. But the
result shows that I have been deceived; and
as no considerat'ons of propriety connected
with my position now forbid me from defend
ing my consistency, I choose to do so in the
present instance. not only because the charge
it speciously preferred, but because it is cal
culated to place me in a false position before
I have delayed writing you for some dars,
awaiting the return of Col. Webb, who had
gone on an excursion to the Upper Lakes, as
I did not wish to refer to him thus public
ly, without a previous conversation with him;
but he has not yet returned, nor do I knew
when he will; and as I am unwilling to be
subject to such imputations, without applying
the proper corrective, I have determined to
delay this answer no longer. I have known
Col. Webb from his boyhood, and have never
ceased to esteem him. Our personal rela
tions have always been kind. Divided in pol
itics, we have not ceased to be friends; and he
will be as much surprised as I was at the dis
ingenuous efforts to convert his letter into
the proof of my inconsitency-an idea,, I ass
sure, that never occured to him. Nothing I
state ir. this letter will be called in questions
by Col. Webb; and I may add, that Mr. Gree
ley's remarks are written in no unjust spirit;
and though I cannot commend his care to as
certain the truth, I do not condemn the spir
it of his article. Whatever his brethren of
the whig press may do, I believe he is dispos
ed to do inc justice.
I am accused of inconsistency, amounting
to disthonesty, in my opinions concerning a
protective tariffs internal improvements, ani
theextension of slavery. The first I shall.
dismiss very briefly, but very explicitly. The
BIltiiore resolutions contain my sentiments
on the subject of a tariff' And neither to CoL.
Webb nor to any other man have I uttered a
word inconsistent withthem. I voted for the
tariff'of 18i46; and though there were some
things I should have been glad to see other
wise, (and where there not in such. complica
ted questions!) yet I gave it my hearty sup
port. I never exchanged a word with Col.
Webb on the subject of a protective tariff
in my life. Nor does he say I did. Why he
supposed I favored it, I know not. It isw
enough to say he is in error, as are all who.
form a similar conclusion.
In the course of conversation betweon.C'e1.
Webb and myself, I referred to the last pres
idential contest, and to the palpable injustice
which hfd been done me by the whig press
and politicians in holding up my letter to the
Chicago Convention as an evidence of my hos
tility to all improvements, however, general.
and necessary, by Congress, and to my letter
to Mr. Nicholson as evidence of my desire'
that slavery should be established in the er
rutories ceded by by Mexico to the United,
States. I called these eilbrts the humbugs
of the day, as they were, and must now be
confessed to have been by every candid man.
In netiher of these letters is there to be found
one syllable favorable to the constructions
thus put upon them. The letter to the Chi
cago Con'ention miakes riot the most distant
allusion to the question of internal improve
ieits. A person may be the greatest latitu
deniarian, or the strictest constructionist, and
yet have written that letter with perfect con
sistency, simply because all it does is to de
cine biemtg preacent on that occasion. The
letter to M r. Nicholson examines and denies;
the po~wer of Congress to pass the wilmot'
prov~.5o, andii endeavors to show that that.
measure would be inexpedient and unneces
sary, even it it. were constitutional. This it.
its extent. TIhere is not in it, from beginning
to end, one word going to show my opinion
was that slavery woulId be established there,
or miy wish that it should be established there.
.All this wi surprise many good men who yet
retain the impressions they received durin
a period of exciten ent, and w~hich they gaine
fromt the press, too often pursuing its object
without regard to the higher consideratiods
ol justice. Let him who doubts what I say
on the subuject oif these letters, turn to them.
and read tor hunself' To the lawv and to the
I will now ask Mr. Greelcy-for I respect
his candor-what has omy letter to a gent~le
mian who invited mue to attend the Chicago
C.oniventtin to(do with my own opinions upon
the stubject of iniernal improvemnents? I was
asked to attend that convention; and that was
ail I was asked. I answered 1 should not at
tend; anid that was all I answered. And yet
flits answer, as I have stated, was circulatedi
fronm one end of the Union to the other dun.
mug thie late presidentia' contest, as conclu
sive evidetnce of my hostility to any improves .
moent bty the general goveronent, be the:
chiaraicterof the object what it might. I had.
suppomseid the dlevi'e- had served its purpose,
anid was ..nrng the things that have been.
i .ttle did I anttcimate that a man of Mr. Gree
hcy's intelligence anid reptutatton for integrity
would revive this exploded charge, and would.
reter to that letter as furnishing any index to
mny set timents on this sub jet, or any groundi
to conivet mei of inconsistenecy in my acts or
ophinioiis. I didm not go tom the Chicago Con
- e t.(ii biecause 1 di not think any good.
n oin!d result f rom its labors. I did not be
Me , nor do I now believe that such bodies
in per'iodis of poliucal exc itetment--perhaps
in cedu, a t any in riod--other by the concen
tration of pinblie opinion or by the diflbsion of
informatinr a enti to nn naenl ,slan of