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MOXDAY J&ORN'WG, JULY 30, 1849.
The Vote on Walker's Compromise
Ahem dmkmt. The following is the vote up
on Walker's (of Michigan,) amendment to
the civil and diplomatic bill, which would,
in effect, have settled the Slavery question
ill Congress, and given to New Mexico and
California territorial governments without
any reference to the "Proviso," by leaving
the people of the Territories to settle the
question among themselves. This proposi
tion came from a Northern man and met!
the approbation of the whole South, and
was voted, on in the Senate on the 1st day
March last. We stated in the Banner of
the 9th inst., that Benton voted against it.
The St Louis Union of the 14tb inst., pro
nounced it false, as alio our statement that
he voted for the Proviso in the Oregon bill,
and also to allow negroes & mulattoes to vote
bold office in Oregon- We published the two
latter votes in our paper of the 16th, and
sealed the Abolition falsehood upon the
mouth that uttered it. We now proceed to
eal his mouth with the third. The follow
ing is the vote upon Walker's amendment,
and was so published in .the Banner of the
19th of March last :
Affirmative vote. Messrs. Atchison, Bell,
Berrien, Butler. Calhoun. Davis of Missis
sippi, Dickson, Dodge of Iowa, Downs,
Fitzpatrick, Foote, Hunter, Johnsou of
Maryland, Johnson of Georgia, King, Man
own, Mason, Pearce, Rusk, Sturgeon, Tur
ney, Underwood, Walker, Westcott, and
Negative rote. Messrs. Allen, Atherton,
Baldwin, BENTON, Corwin, Davis of
Massachusetts, Dix, Felch, Greene, Ham
tin. Miller, Niles, Phelps, Spruance, Upham,
The Grand River Chronicle, in speaking
of the St. Louis " Union" characterizes it
is "the leading Democratic paper in Mis
souri." This may have been so once, but
it is not so now. The Union does not pos
sess the qualifications essential to such a
character. Its course for some time back,
as well as the verv mediocre intellectual
strength it wields, has deprived it of the lit
tie character of leader it had left. A "lead
ing paper" in Missouri, must be endowed
with superior ability, an extensive acquain
t&ncft with the wants and interests and po
Jitical history of the State, and have an af
finity of feeling with, and possess the entire
confidence of the Democracy. In all these
qualities the Union is most wofully deficient,
and it has ceased to be regarded as the
"leading Democratic paper in Missouri.
Unfortunately, our party is now without
such a paper to lead it, and as St. Louis is
the only point at which one could be prop
erly sustained, we should hail with pleasure
the establishment of a paper there, with an
editor of sufficient talent and eminence to be
baked up to. Unless there is a change in
the Union, we hope the experiment will be
tried. Hannibal Courier.
Well said, friend Courier. You but re
iterate the sentiments of the true Democ
racy throughout the State. The Union
oder its former proprietors was sound up
on every Democratic principle, but is now
u holluw as the Trojan horse, and, like it,
Serves to let the Free-Soilers, alias Aboli
tiomsts, into the citadel of Missouri. The
Democracy are repudiating it every where,
and none more decidedly than the Grand
The Demora.'ic State Convention of Maine
assembled at Portland on the 29th of June, and
nominated Dr. John Hulbard for Governor.
THE VOICE OF TANNEY COUNTY.
The following are the decided resolutions pass
ed by a mass meeting of the citizens of Tanney
wunty, held in Forsythe on the 4th of June last.
They breathe the true fire of the flint, and show
a determination on the part of the people to sus
tain (heir Representatives in their efforts to de
fend the rights of Missouri, and to resist the ef
forts of ambitious politicians to transfer her po
litical strength to the power that would crush her
o the earth. N
The meeting was published for weeks and well
ttnded,ond the resolutions passed without a dts.
tg eoies. What a comment upon the course
af Benton 1
Resolvedl. That the institution of Slave
ry is secured bv th nnnt:t,,i;nn f )i,o ri:
ted States, and any action on the part of
, "B" wnicn tends directly or indirect
ly to affect the rights of such property with
out the consent of the owners thereof, is
contrary to said constitution, is an unjust
discnnvinttion against the Slave States, and
i direct tendency to alienate the affec
tions of the citizens of such States from the
fcf ? - That U territory acquired by
!ir?Bent of United States, be-
of1ha'.lVhfch territ0l7 the People
2?i r iDd jpwwiti ; therefore any
uw of Congress discriminating between the
BFMmPll k TIP
I i'lisSJaVJ p 1 1 JiOiJiila si It i J
citizens of the several States, is unattlfior
ized, unjust and fraught with the most dan
gerous consequences to the happiness of the
people, and the stability of the federal Un
Resolved 2. That the doctrine is too welli,i,nes renders it necessary that the people
established and acquiesced in by the Amer!-jof
can people, to be now questioned, that the
Representative is the servant and should
bey the voice of his constituents.
Resolved 4. That we will not give our sup
port to any man who is in favor of the Wil
mot Proviso, and who will not oppose the
said Proviso by all moral, legal and consti
Resolved 5. That we love and revere the
Union of the States, and will maintain, de
union oi ine states, ana win maintain, ne-
fend and perpetuate the same to future gen -
erations. To do this it is necessary to sup-
port the fedeial constitution and keep Con -
gress within the sphere ofaction, prescribed;
oy inai instrument.
Resolved 6- That we cord
the Resolutions of instruction.
the General Assembly of this State at the last!'0 interfere, either by resolution or other
session thereof, and we believe they contain
correct principles and are based upon true
meeting be oianed hv uJ Present nil SeJPendinR a bin to 'Ppropriate money to car-
retariesandthatacopyofthesamebefiini-!ryoiltl,eMexican war, as the true "fire
ished to the "Springfield Adveriser" and'brand" which now disturbs the quietude of
'Springfield Whig," for publication, and jthij nation : and that the Accomac and Mis-
I . il . . ST . rt- rm - . I
inai me iieiropoiiian'' at Jenerson ony
rrL i j j
The resolutions were read and unanimous-!
ly adopted, when on motion the meeting
journed sine die.
A. S. Layton, )
J. H. Caldwell, $
MAKE WAY FOR A VOICE FROM LIV
Thrice honored be the indomitable Democracy
of the Grand River country!! The people are by a Senator to the people, from such in
arouscd to a sense of the designs of Benton to; st ructions as the General Assembly may
sell them to the iorth for the Presidency, and.
speak like freemen who know Uieir right, ,nnd,'t is impracticable.
knowing, dare maintain them. Read the proceed- j 5. Resolved, That our heretofore distin
ings, gentle reader, and ask yourself if those gtiished and highly esteemed Senator,
people can every be sold for a mess of pot.-.ge.
Xota dissenting voice to the condemnation '
Benton m a meeting published in the 'Chronicle'
of that county for more than a month. The meet-
mg was called to express the views of the conn -
ty with regard to the Resolutions of the Lceis-I.
lature and the Appeal and speech of Benton.
., , .. ". "e vuwru in msspeecn ai jener-
trom the Grand River Chromde. ,, . . ,
.Public Meeting iu l.iviu8,ito... !sn C ,f on ,he 2Gth of May or'
Pursuant to public notice, a respectable ifei,t,tl that '"g'1 confidence and esteem in
numberof the citizens of Livingston county,jI,ic" ,ie was ,,eW b)'tl,e PeoI,,e fMisou
Mo., convened at the courthouse in Chilli-1" UP to tne Period of ,,is delinquency, and
cothe, on Saturday the 30th of June. 1S4I).
for the purpose of obtaining an expression of
opinion upon the "appeal" of Thomas H.
Benton. ( one of the delegates from the
State of Missouri in the Senate of the United. Benton to shift the true issue in this great
States,) from the instructions contained in!'". y endeavoring to make it a con-
the Slavery Resolutions of our General As
On motion, Lewis M. Best was called to
the chair, and William Lennox apointed
Capt. Wm. Y. Slack, being called on,
explained the object of the meeting in an
eloquent and lengthy address, in which he
exposed the false position assumed by Col
Benton in his Jefferson City speech, vindi
cated the memory of Thomas Jefferson from
the insidious im putations cast upon his fair
fame by the recreant 1 Iissouri Senator, and
advocated the constitutional rights of the
South, in a masterly manner,
At the conclusion of Capt. Slack's speech,
Thomas R. Bryan moved that the chairman
appoint a committee to draft resolutions for
the action of the meeting.
Dr. Isaac W. Gibson, of Utica, offered a
resolution, that the meeting adjourn until
the third Saturday in October next ; which,
on motion, was ordered by a unanimous
vote to be laid upon the table.
The chairman then proceeded to appoint
the committee, pursuant to the motion of
The committee (consisting of Capt. Wm.
Y. Slack, Wm. F. Peery, Jas. H. Darling
ton, Joseph Slagle, Able Cox, John Kirk,sr.,
Amos Bargdoll, John L. J ohnson, and John
Crawford,) retired, and after a brief ab
sence, reported thro' their chairman, Capt.
Slack, the following resolutions, which were
read to the meeting.
On motion, the resolutions were again
read, and the vote taken upon each, sepa-
"United We Stand Divided We Fall."
PIKE COUNTY, MISSOURI, MONDAY,
rately, and in that way tliey were several y !is still trilling to obey, the power to which
adopted, without a dissenting voice. The! be is indebted for his official station, and
resolutions are as follows :
1. Resolved, That the exigency of the
Missouri should assemble in primary
j meetings, and express their sentiments on
- , great and absorbing question which now
agitates our whole confederacy, and threat
ens to shake it to the very centre to wit,
that of Slavery and the doctrines of the
Wilraot Proviso. .
2. Resolved, That the true construction
r.i V. .-. . f r i-.
of the Constitution of our Geneial Govern-
. , ... . , . ... i
menl ,eaves Wlln u,e Peol,,e 01 eacn ler'
jrnory tne right to say, when tney term tn-ir
; State Government and ask for admission
i,,to our common Union, whether slavery
. ,, , ai.au caisi in men oldie or nui , aiiu uiai u i- , .. i . i ir.
lally approve of L . . . Al . , - the same list with, and placed himself upon
m, adopted bv,s " "foSBl td-ny the right of Congresslthe same political platform occupied by,
wise, on such subject.
3 Resohed, That we regard the Proviso
introduced into Congress by Mr. Wilmot,
souri resolutions are only in vindication of
the South, and her constitutional ritzhts. as
ad-isa,"',, by u,al Proviso
4. Resilved, That the constituents has
the right to instruct the representative ;;
and that the representative is bound by the
instructions of his constituency, is a time-
honored maxim in our Government; that
thejjeneral Assembly of tach State has
the unquestionable right to instruct their
United States Senators; and that an appeal,
think proper to give, is as unprecedented as
Thomas H. Benton in refusing to obey the
instructions of the Missouri Legislature.
naed t :,. ,ast geSsio, .. ... .
jof ,he Wi!,not Proviso," his appeal from
;,. :nc.rllr,:nn. . ,,, , ... ...
... ...... .....
t Itirv nn In it Id u.t in f i. (.n.t. k.. II.-
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thal hereafter between him and us there
,can oe n0 communion, no compromise, no
6. Resolved, That the effort of Senator
i i. n t ... n I.: if i t rit s.
.ai uciwccii iiiuisc.i biiij ittr. iaiuoun,
man notoriously unpopular in Missouri,)
by endeavoring to make it a contest between
Union and Disunion, instead of a contest
between the fanaticism of the North, con
tending for a usurpation of power, against
the slaveholding States of the Scuth, stand
ing up for their constitutional rights and
and equal justice, lowers lim from the
high stand he has heretofore occupied as an
American Senator, and sinks him to the low
degree of a contemptible political trickster
seeking the Presidency places him, in fact,
upon the same political platform laid down
by the Buffalo Convention in 1848.
7. Resolved,' That we most heartily ap
prove and endorse the Resolutions of in
struction, passed at the last session of our
State Legislature, upon the subject of Sla
very and the Wilmot Proviso.
8. Resolved, That we will support no
man for any office whatsoever, nor patron
ize any newspaper editor, who may favor
the doctrines of the Wilmot Proviso.
9. Resolved, The we tender our cordial
thanks to Senator Atchison, for his bold and
manly course, in the United States Senate
and out of it, on the Slavery question ; and
feel gratified to find that heAas obeyed and
rl Note bv th Skcrktarv. Messrs.
Johnson and Crawford, the only two'whigs
who acted with the committee, stated, when
the fifth resolution was put to vote, that they
objected to it in the committee room, on the
ground that they never esteemed Col. Ben
ton, and never had given him a vote. The
explanation was received with marked sat
isfaction by the meeting.
JULY 30, 1849.
ready t sUnd up for his Country, the Con
stitutiiwi, and the Union.
10. Resolved, That it has filled us with
the deepest regret, to learn that Austin A.
King, Governor of Missouri, has deserted
the banner around which he rallied in our
late political campaign, and that he has been
induced, by the operation of some "malign
influence," to repudiate doctrines advoca-
ted by him in political speeches which he
delivered during that campaign which
7,e reitated Jn Jugural Address,
Iat tI,e commencement of the last session of
t.i.. j .u:i. i v
atmuij aim wim-u nc uu-
sequently solemnly confirmed by his "ap-
proval" of the Joint Resolutions passed by
that body on the subject of Slavery and the
Wilmot Proviso ; and that he has, by his
own voluntary act, enrolled his name upon
Hale, Giddines, Wilmot & Co
On motion, Resolved, that, the proceed
ings of this meeting be signed by the chair
man and secretary, and published in the
Grand River Chronicle, and that the ed
itors of newspapers generally in Missouri,
without distinction of party, be requested
to copy the same.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
LEWIS M. BLST, Cha'n.
Wm. Lennox, Sec'ry.
For the Banner.
Mr. Editor: Have you noticed the change;
in the tone of the St. Louis Union in the
.last few weeks, from what it was when Ben-
ton's "appeal" and Jefferson City speech
made their appearance9
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... ... rr..a. u. wo., oemon in oi. Loan, op;nions ont,at 8ubject. It faUeI7 asserts
from his res.dence East, the change in Bdntjn w; Vom the ..VVUmot
Editorial management of the Union, 1 prori,a ttlile Brnion hmself vEen uk
Col. Benton's appeal were almost simulta- if he wouM vot(J f ned.
neous;-all going to show that son.e great MAltE NO G1VK HO B0HDV,
move was ahead, and that they all had some- theSe free.goU impor,ed editor, gu
thing in connection. It is also equally no-,t,ey ca , 0,d ,ried DenTOCr,ts of
tonous that the former editor of that paper, gouri by such . fli tet as thls?
Samuel Treat, Esq . was uncompromisingly Do th tfc.t . systematic couV,. ot
opposed to the "Wilmot Piomso" and alii. u i
kindred measures: and that the present ed
itors were imported respectively from Pitts
buig, Pa., and Peoria, 111.; and though but
little was known of their feelings and opin
ions on the subject of the Wilmot Proviso,
the strong presumption is, that they partook
of the taint that almost unanimously perva-l
ded the communities from which they hail
ed. But no sooner does the free-soil edit
ors get possession of the Union, than Col
Benton makes his appeal and Jefferson City
speech, denouncing the whole Democratic
Legislature of Missouri as "a set of knaves
and fools" the resolutions as tending to
disunion declaring that the Wilmot Pro
viso is constitutional, that it is the "Jeffer
son Pioviso," and as inserted in the Oregon
bill the "Benton Proviso;" that he is op
posed to the further extension of slavery,
and that he will not obey the instructions
of the Legislature, instructing him iu favor
of the doctrine of non-intervention, but if
there must be intervention, then in favor of
the Missouri Compromise line.
Forthwith, when this appeal and Jeffer
son City speech make their appearance, the
St. Louis Union sets up the howl of Disun
ionists against the Legislature for instruct
ing in favor of the doctrine of non-interven
tion, or the Missouri Compromise line;
lauds this Jefferson City speech to the skies;
endorses its doctrines on the subject of the
Wilmot Proviso ; argues in favor of that
Proviso ; declares that it is the "Jefferson
Proviso ;" that Col. Benton is justifiable in
refusing to obey the instructions ; and that
the doctrine that they contain, (non-intervention
of course, for they contain no other
but an agreement to submit to the Missouri
Compromise line, for the sake of harmony,)
is the doctrine of Calhoun and the South
Carolina nullifiers. But what is the course
of the Union since the Democracy has be
come roused, and a storm of indignation is
sweeping over the State,' such as was nev
er before known since Missouri became a
member of the Union. Does it still advo
cate the doctrines' contained in Benton'i
Jefferson City speech, in relation to the
Wilmot Proviso? Not a word of it ; but on
that subject is as blank as a white sheet of
paper. Does it give up Benton and bis Jef
ferson City speed) ? Not it for that would
bt ungrateful to its infir, through .whom
its present editori acquired, and still bold
their position 'as editors of the Union. It
would be giving op their situations to son
other imported free-aoilers, and sasscrificei
of the very bread upon which Col. Benton
feeds them. But its whole tone is changed
this is apparent to the most casual reader
of that paper. Instead of its free-soil doc
trines, It is now for non-intervention, or tha
Missouri Compromise lyiej th very doc
trine in the instructspB of tbo Legislature.'
This change in tone and opinion would not"
be objectionable, but that this sheet, with"
an impudence unparalleled, asserts that H
has always advocated this doctrine,' and
that the resolutions of the Legislature con
tain something different that of disunion.
It has changed, and Benton remains un
changed ; but it still supports him, trying to
Lkeep out of view bis odious votes and opin
ions. It falsely asserts that Benton did not
vote for the "Wilmot Proviso" wheto'theri.
is the record before Ins eyescontiqnin that
vote on a proviso moved as ah amendment
to Clayton's compromise bill, by John Da
vis, of Mass., containing the identical lan-
guagH of Wilmot's proviso lee Congres
sional Globe, page 1002 and when this'
proviso was afterwards attached to tbe Ore
gon bill, on Benton's motion, and vote, be
dubs it the "Benton proviso." It falsely as-
serts that he did not vote to give free ne
groes and mulattoes the right to vote and!
hold office in Oregon, when' there is the vote
before his eyes, on the motion of Mr. Hale
of N. H., to strike but "free white" of the
suffrage clause of the Oregon bill, and there
by let in free negroes and mulattoes. See
same page of Congressional Globe.
It falsely asserts that Benton is in favor oi
the doctrine of non-intervention, when tbe
whole tenor of his Jefferson City speech,' ori
that subject, is in favoi of the doctrine of
the Wilmot Proviso, its very opposite, and
when Benton has not retracted one word of
..... t,Ilt ,19, Amttlmt thAit
ii is notorious;:.,.. .,..:.. i .......,i j .e uu
' ' '
r?riiiaiiuit oi.u u.rcvi laiBCUQUU, Will
take with the Democracy of Missouri? Do
they suppose that the Democracy of Mis
souri aie as stupid as they are themselves,
and cannot detect a liiao stupidly concoct
ed, as not to hide its own naked deformity?'
If such is their calculation, they had bet
ter sell out at once and go back to Pitts
burg and Peoria, where they may find more
gullible materials. J. .
NOTICE is hereby given to alt creditors and
others interested in the estate of Horatio T. Kent,
deceased, that the undersigned has obtained from
the Clerk of the County Court of Pike Co. no.,
letters of administration on said estate, beariBg
date the 12th July 1849.
AH persons indebted to said estate are request-'
ed to make immediate payment ; those hating
claims against said estate are notified t(t present
he same, properly authenticated, within one year
from She date of said letters, or they mf be Se
cluded from having any benefit of said estate t
and if not presented within three years, they
win oe iorever oarrea.
T. J.' C. PAGG, Adm'r.
July loth 1849. Sw.
OTICE is hereby given that the undersign
L ed has taken in charge the estate of Fances
II. Appleberry, deceased. All persons indebt
ed to said estate are requested to make immedi
ate payment, and all persons having claims against
said estate are hereby notified to present them,
properly authenticated, lor allowance within one
year from this date, and if said claim be not pre
sented within three years from this date, they.
win oe iorever barred. . ,
June 27th 1849. . . .
HIRAM C. EDWARDS,
Public Adro'r. of pike county, and ex-officio ad-
-. j. .-.' r, "
mimsiraior oi estate oi x ranees n. .ippieoeriy,
NOTICE is hereby given, that the undersign
ed has taken in charge the estate of John Hub
bard, deceased. All persons indebted to said es
tate are requested to make immediate payment,
and all persons having claims against said estate
are notified to present them properly authentica
ted for allowance within one f ear frem this date
and if said claims be not presented within three
years from ibis date, they will be forever barred
H. G. EDWARDS, Pub. Adm'r.
of Pike Co. and ex-officio adm'r. of J. Hubbard,
deceased. . ; ii
Pike Co. mo., 12 July 1849. , , 8w. v
25" H. W. P. WooTTiir, Justice of tk
Peace, will hold a "law day" in Lotiimaiy
on Saturday, the 4th of Ad'suit next: t
July 9th, IftV.