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December 12111,1843.
Satisfactory evidence having been received at this
Department that under (he authority of acts Congress
of the Republic of Texas,the vtsrelsofthe United
States and their cargoes are made liable in the
ports of Texas to the payment of discriminate g duties,
I have to inform you, that the vessels of tile Republic
of Texas, arriving in ports of iht United States,
and their cargoes, become liable to, and are to
be charged with the several tonnage and other duties
levied on foreign vessels and their eurgoes by the first
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I nctuuii ui me ?v?wi w?giw. w ,,, ...? v
July 20, 1790 ; the eixth section of the uct of March
27, 1804 ; and ihc eleventh section of the act ot 30ih
August, 1842.
Secretary of the Treasury.
We have New Orleans papers dated 5lh December,
which contain items of intelligence
from Texas, received on the 4th.
It will be remembered that the Intelligencer,
a few days since, quoted the Houston Tei.eoraph,
to show that ihe People and Government
of Texas were opposed to the 'proje-ct' of annex
ation. Now, it would appear by the following
quotation from the last Telegragh, which is
copied by the New Orleans papers, that the
garbled extract given in the Intelligencer, was
calculated, if not designed, to mislead its readers
From the XVic Orleans Republican, Dec. 5.
The Houston Telegraph intimates that a large majority
of members of boih houses of Congress are in
favor of the annexation of Texas to the United
States. That paper, in speculating on this subject,
says that "notwithstanding the indirect admissions that
have been made by the intimate friends of the Executive,
that he is opposed to annexation, we are still confident that
he really desires that the measure may be effected, lie may j
be restrained by some secret pledge to the British Govern- j
m-nl from openly udrocating the measure ; but if u pro-1
position were to be offered on the part of the United States j
to renew the negotiations for annexation, we consider it j
certain that he would accede to it with joy. This, lime- ;
ever, is a question that will probably not be agilot d ill our
Cong ess, unless orertures are previously received from the |
United States
The Tclegruph according to the Intelli-i
gencer's admission, is the "official journal of
the Administration and hence, if there should 1
I be no mistake in relation to what is said of Presidenl
Houston, it i, evident that great injustice
has been done him by his American coun-1
trymen, in crediting the rumors to his prejudice '
which first appeared in the New Orleans Tiopic,
another paper which the Intelligencer is
loud of quoting. But President Houston knows i
that the People of ilrs country have both the i
ability and disposition to remove any stain un
justly affixed to the character of a h ro, patriot'
and statesman.
Begging to assure him that the following;
sentence in bis article of yesterday, is consider- j
ed as a compliment:
" In one brief editorial article of the Madisonian i
of November 2d, (written, as we think, from its texture,
by Mr. Henshaw?certainly not by ttic feeble ;
pen of John Jones,) we are anathematized to the
gatherin^-in members of Congress in terms sufficiently
strong to startle tlie nerves of the firmest friends."
W c will do the editor the justice to admit !
that it was nut intended as a couipl incut; but
whether extorted by malice, or arising from a ;
conviction of the truth of the a-sei tion, founded
on the many slanders poured into the ear of the
editor, it is certainly flattering to our vanity.
Similar compliments have been paid by the I
Globe on various occasions: but until now our j
excessive modesty lias prevented us from taking |
any public notice of thtin. We believe, however,
this modern improvement in the art of po- i
litieal warfare, originated with the Clay Whigs,
in whose camp the editor of the Globe has been
occasionally admitted, lor the purpose of study- j
iing the must approved mode of attack on .Mr.
Tyler's Administration.
J>ut to appropriate these compliments thus
placed within our riacli, it is incumbent 011 u?
to perforin the unpleasant duty of stri| ping all
the distinguished Cabinet Ministers of the tdi ,
torial laurels so generously entwined about their I
b ows by 1 heir enemies. And it is rather a remarkable
fact, that 111 every instance when the
Globe and the Clay papers have attributed articles
to the diflV rent Sicreiaries, and designed
to be exceedingly severe on us, by allusions to 1
our " feeble pen," the 1 ffin produced was pre-!
cisely the reverse of what was intended.
If the readers of those journals shall, for a
time, believe such calumnies, John Jones has,
at all events, the satisfaction of knowing tliem
to be calumnies?and also the consolation to believe
that if the humble productions of his pen
arc so frequently attributed to the ablest men of
the country, that time and perseverance will ultimately
do him justice.
We embrace this occasion, however, to say,
tha', so far as we nre advised, the Secretaries
who have been charged with writing the articles
41 sufficiently strong to startle the nerves" of the
President's enemies, have never signifiid to 11s
their disapprobation of them.
The readers of the Globe must remember the
ItaniOUS <|llC)i;illO!l ^IVeil uy uini (Mini nun, mi
ISvknino Post, ilie day after the ehclionin
New York, representing the Mike Walsh vote
as the "Tyler parly.'' We are authorized by
the publisher of the Post, lo say dial the quota
tion as given by the (jilobe nai a falsification of
the article icallv published?that words were
added to it not in the article, which gave it a different
meaning to what was intended. The
editor of the Post never desired to intimate that
the Mike Walsh party was the ' Tyler party,"
mowing it to be untrue.
VOL. VII.?NO. 38.]
Mr. W. TyIt r, Mail Agent, writes from Mem|?liis,
Tennessee, to the Dost OHice Department,
under date 1st December, from which we are
permitted jo make the following extract. We
do it to satisfy the public that nothing is leit undone,
which the Postmaster General and his
agento can do to ensure regularity tn the transportation
of the mail:
" The roads in this country are iuipa-sublc. Wc
had t > leave the mail coach in the road lust night,
about four miles from this, and send (he mail on hor.-e
back. The driver returned this morning with his
mail coach, and after pulling it out with oxen, found
it irnpossible to get on with it, and consequently has
left it remaining in the road along with four passengers.
... I
" The driver packed his mail on hcrsc-buck, and
sturtcd for Holly Springs."
Perhaps some of (he expresses would find
this a profitable route i
Tvur Tyranny.?We have never yet heard of i
a situation in any business, under any master, upon i
any salary, or under any conceivable circumstances, j
which does not seem infinitely preferable It) holding j
an office under John Tyler. Mere oppression, being j
forced to do difficult tilings, is in itself a slight mat- [
ter. To be ruled, never so despotically, by any man
whose power and ability gives dignity to his tyranny, i
is endurable. But we cannot conceive how any per- j
son of the least manliness, the slightest self respect or \
personal independence, can submit to the infinite degradation,
not only of holding office at the will of
John Tyler, but of being daily pulled by the nose by
the least and lowest of his pimps and panders.?
N. F. Cour. &) Enq,
Such is the language which this man of " personal
independence" holds in reference to all
persons holding office tinder the Administration.
We ask this 4t person" of such sublimated "self '
respect" to answer us these simple questions. I
Has lie not written the President a beseeching
letter for the appointment of Postmaster at New
York? Was he destitute of " manliness"
' stlf-respect f and " personal independence,"
? I I 1 f\r ,t;,t l,o ,l,.Kna? i
W lit' U lit |)tllliru UKH IHUI \^7i | vj.v.% uv vsw*,.*^,. I
himself lo il infinite degradation" in making I
the application.
Again : Would lie not have accepted the yjlice j
if his prayers had been heard, and been as zea-1
lous in support.of the President as he is now in J
opposition to him I
Such plain, and simple, and to him, very in-'
telligible questions, the Colonel surely cannot \
fail to answer.
From the Philadelphia American Sentinel. \
Pnii.adel.PiHA, Dec. 1st, 1843. i
Dear Sir? We have witnessed as citizens of Phi- ;
ladelphia, with sentiments of the most lively salisfai- !
lion, ihe successful, enterprising and honorul le exci- 1
lions of your t lents and time, to (ho promotion,!
amongst us, of improvement in science, and the mechanic
arts, which will hear an advantageous comparison
with the most interesting discoveries of the day j
Your labors in the construction of the "Princeton" j
War Slcamvr, have not only added to our Navy a ,
vessel whose surprising elliciency can no longer be |
doubled, but when its construction, machinery, and 1
armament are considered, they huvo combined to- !
get her, and brought to u successful is?ue, the a| plicat
on of mechanical powers, the principhs of naval architecture,
and the e.x{>erimenls of practical gunnery,
In n mode wb ib oives to ihe world a new and io
markable instance of American enterprise and skill.
Thai you mIiouIiI lime selected the port of Phi udelphia,
as Liio place for carrying your design into effect,
exhibits a just appreciation of the abilities so fr? quently
evinced bv our nnchanics, equally in the construction
of vessi is of war, and of the machinery peculiarly
needed for the perfect operation of those pr.jiellod by
steam. As son e testimon ul from a number of our
eit /.ens of the sense generally entertained among us
ol those servxes, and as a mark ot the p?rsorial lesf
eel which they entertain lor y u individually, we
big leave, in thur behalf, to solicit the favor of youi I
company at a public dinner, to be given at such time
as you ntav he pleased to designate.
11. D. GILPIN,
To Capt. R. F. St(k ktov, U. S. Navy.
Piiii vniti i-iiia, Dec. G, 181.1.
At an informal meeting of many citizen*, held at
the house of Thomas Evans, in George street, on the
evening of Tuesday last, the undersigned were appointed
a Committee to tender you, in their name,
the compliment of a public dinner, a- a testimonial
of the high sense which they entertain of the eminent
services you have rendered the nation in the
recent adaptation of steam power as a propeller of
vessels of war, and the introduction of many valuable
improvements in the art of throwing projectiles.
The marked preferci.cc you have extended to our
mechan cs, who are not excelled by any ar.isaiis in
the world ; the highly successful experiment exhibited
in the performances ol the beautiful steamer
Princeton, and the practical results which have followed
the trial of your heavy ordnance, call imperatively
upon your fellow citizens for some proof of
their gratitude to one who lias served them so well,
and identified his name with the glory of the republic.
It gives us pleasure, therefore, on this occasion
to be the organ of their will, and we rejoice in the opportunity
which enables us to approach you with assurances
of the deep interest we take in the matter,
and the strong desire we have to see genius, skill,
and valor, not only properly appreciated, but advocated
ami rewarded
>> f inisv in;11 yni jii.ij iiiki 11 t? mi uiki
cotivenieiil, to jci\? your fellow7 citizens the opportunity
they desire of meeting you at the festive board,and
we shall be most happy to have you i unic the time
! w hen ycur public engagements will permit you to
I attend.
We remain, with great respect, your friends,
Co it millrr.
Captain R. F. .Ilockton, U.S. Navy.
Pun vpf.i rma, December 1, 1813.
To Messrs. Benjamin C. Wilcox, John K Kane,
Richard Ru-li, G. M. Dallas, II. D. Gilpin, Jas
W. Schaumbcrg, C. McCulcstrr, John M Read,
Renjarniu Rush, Win. A. Porter, Wm. J. Helper,
and Messrs Jas. Pago, Wm. II. Knowles, Satu'l
Allinson, Roht. F. Christy, Jas. Gregory,and Geo
W. Jones, a Committee on behalf of citizens trsemblcd
at the hou-e of Thomas Evans, in George
street, on Tuesday evening Inst:
Gentlemen :?I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your several communications, of date
I iln 1st and 6th instant, inviting mo on behalf of a
] IluniiH l juui viuiicin iu ?i [miuiii; U III ill'i, iu
l)f, given at such limr and place as I may designate.
! I thank you, and all whom you represent, for this
distinguished mark of approbation. I cannot wholly
decline your invitation; but still I must beg leave to
I postpone designating the time until Hi. guns arc
I)t ilia
taken on board the Princeton, and until an opportunity
occurs of making some experiments in the presence
of Committees from your Philosophical Socio
ij diiu r unkijii limuuie.
j I might here close my answer to your kind Invitation,
but i beg leave to notice another topic to which
j you have alluded. 1 am happy to see that you think
that 1 have properly appreciated the abilities of the
Mechanics of Philadelphia. My associations for se
veral years past have been principally among the
Mechanics of this city, whom 1 honor and respect.
They are a superior body of men ; they are temperate
and industrious ; they are intelligent, well inl
formed, and w ell mannered, and in a high degree rej
markable for ingenuity and resources. My intercourse
with them has been to me both instructive
j and pleasurable. 1 leave them with this well con|
sidered conviction, that if the moneyed expenditures
j on the public ships in this city, were attended with no
other advantages to the public interest than the aid
it gives in the rearing and comfortable maintenance <
of men so useful and respectable in this community,
it would have been wisely appropriated.
I am most truly and sincerely,
Your obedient humble servant,
From the Kentucky Ytonuin.
Democrats and Whigs have impartially culled a
general meeting at the town of Chent, in Carroll
county, Kentucky, on Saturday, the :T>th November,
1843, for the purpose of taking into consideration the 1
importance of admitting Texas into the United States,
Lawrence Ashton was called to the Chair, and Bartlett
Searcy appointed Secretary.
Whereupon George N. Sanders offered the following
preamble and resolutions : J
Wc, citizens of Carroll county, Kentucky, in mass
assembled, without distinction of party, present to |
niir fellow citizens of Kentucky, and (In* other 11 n -
ted States of America, our earnest and deliberate ,
views in regard to our sister country?Texas?and to t
the statesmen of the Union, our solemn and unalter- t
able opinions a-, to the importance and necessity of t
immediate admission into our confederacy. i
The Territory of Texas, formerly belonging to the
United States, having been unwisely and prodigally i
ceded to the Government of Spain, has, notwilh- 1
standing, asserted the claims arising from itstiear
neighborhood and neglected advantages, by becoming i
the residence of the Anglo Americans, who arc now t
the rightful owners of the soil, both by conventional t
engagements and the laws of nations. Iiy a similar i
train of events they erected the free State of .
Texas, as we became the free States of America.? |
They have declared and maintained their independence,
now acknowledged by Great Britain, France, i
and the United States. They have asked to become, twhat
they always should have been, sharers of the t
blessings which the virtues of their and our fathers i
won for the vast dominion which we claim as the tl
United States territory. Respecting the increased u
extent of territory which the annexation of Texas i
produces, (urged as objectionable by some,) we clothe 5
our ideas in the just and beautiful language of Mr. a
Calhoun, in his letter to our country in liS-10: "I11 f
taking the course I have, 1 was governed by a deep
conviction that our system of Government, fairly un- t
derstood, excels in beauty and wisdom all that has 11
preceded it; that, if administered according to its a
true construction and the intention of ils frauiers, it v
might embrace our wide spread territory to its ut- 1 u
most limits, and endure to the latest generation.''? !
lie concludes by observing that when the creed and | j
system of Thomas Jetferson shall be securely estjh- ' .
lished, " our free institutions, including the General
and State Governments, each 111 ils assigned orb, di;- : r
fusing light, and heat, and happiness w '11 become the v
wonder and the admiration of the world." Can any ' j
of our siiter States he so selfi-di, so heartless, so oh 1
wf Innlalf KI5...I >1." 1 :. . . -t .11 ... I
wiuiu w nat IUUIIJ anu uucifsi ui an, '
.seriously to determine to shutout the genial sunshine \
of our Constitution from any of our fellow-creatures i
who may ask to gladden their soil in its warmth, L
whether on the ltio del Norte or the bottoms of the
Sabine? If we are deeply [>ericlratcd with the elevating
tendencies of our code of laws, neither gene- j
rosily nor humanity can go with us in cur churlish re--]
fusal to admit to the same board the brothers who [
have cab n and drunk trom their ehildhaod in ont 1
" father's house." I "
Our patriots, our orators, and our press, have con- j ?
stantly proclaimed the loveliness and majesty of a
system of government which left the individual States j
independent, w hile it brought it into a l> rmoni us j
union with an aflilialcd corps of independencies, <1 if- j ^
feeing, however, w idely from it in climate, products, ^
or internal policy. And it argues a want of faith m '
our professions to show any hesitancy to receive a a
people, "bone of our bone, and flesh of our llesh," "
reared up under our own glorious institutions, and a I- ll
miring them as w c do, they oughf to be received w ith ^
a joyful welcome. Any reluctance on our part now
must diminish the good feeling which ought to exist St
between us after our re-union. Crcumstinces may
hereafter arise which will compel us to do that amid
storms and terrors which we have now the opportunity
of doing ii> peace aud with deliberation.
The futile ohjecti >n of the mother country's negation
ol the independence of Texas, had much better
be urged ag.iin-l the introduction of Florida without j
the approbation of the Seininoles, they being in fact ,
the occupants of the soil. ,
A line drawn from the mouth of the Rio Del Norte,
thence along the Cordilleras till it cuts the Arkansas i
river, is plainly the most natural and suitable bono- I
dary between the United States and Mexico. To
harmonize the Northern and Southern sections of the j
United Slates, vvc suggest to the Tcxans that they ;
make the !ZOlh degree of longitude west from Wash1
ington city, till it strike s the Colorado, thence to its
mouth, the liinit#of slavery in Texas. I he fice
States of Texas would thus have a holder for two
thousand miles along the. Mexican frontier, giving
them all the advantages of the trade along that extended
boundary. 'I hey w<>uld own five-?i\lhs of
the new territory, and ha.e an eipial sweep along the '
(iulf coa>-t They would interpose betwe n white
slavery in Mexico and negro slavery in the I nitcd
States, and probably form a continuous chain at no
uisiuiu any ironi iviaine 10 inc v?un 01 .vicxico. i nr
hiws of itic United States again?t the importation of H
slaves would put a stop to that traffic as lately car- r
ried on between the 1 nited States and the West In- "
dies. This circumstance will have weight with those '
aboliti nists in the TSoilh who are. actuated by mis- t
t It en I erievolencc, and not by interested motive*, or 1
degrading subserviency to British dictation. Of the ''
weighty, and, to the Southern States, solemn matters 1
connected with the slaves, wc have prepared our- "
selves to speak with the seriot^ness with which they '
are Iruught. The ac.eession of T< xas would bring I in
a va-t tract of country separating them from the ( '
interference of a foreign people. Whereas, should <
we, by our supinene-s, lon e the republicans of < 1
I cxas to accept the aid of the wily diplomatists 1
of Britain, it inpiircs no prophetic (ire to light us I
to the inevitable fate ul l'c>as, and all that we i
have to dread in her fall. Clenched in the silver vice I f
ol the British abolitionists, sin may tigli in vain ov< r j s
foul machinations against her kinsmen and former <
associates?the -lavi homer- ol the I mtc. I Stales I
there anything in the I'm rce nn<l unceasing denunciations
of tinghshmcn against slaveholders, where the
life stake ol the white man is forgotten in the idolatry
for black blood ??anything in our own recollectionof
British warfare on the I ruled Suites territory anything
in the daily cry from the. trampled and de- ,
va-lated ccnuiti ies of the old world, to lead the South- j
eni States to hope for any more honorable policy towards
them than a system of household murder, sit
initiated by the /,. a lot- who would insidiou-ly thrust
the faggot and the knife into the hands of a people
ignorant ol w hut they would have, and infatuate them
wi h the belief that the assassinations of "the kind i
white friends, whose hands have ministered to them
in siekries.- and w ho have watched their in ant steps
and trembling age with a tenderness of which England
would hi vain seek to boast towards her own
i oppressed multitudes, will he as a holocaust to the
t?od of the L'lir.slian. I
The new and unsettled States of Texas would offer
an cxt< u-ive mui kct to the caster n manufacturers, and
a large carrying trade to the shipping of the great com
men ial cities, Bo-ton, New York, and Philadelphia;
w hile the product- ol the V\c-t, which now too often
glut the New Orleans market, would he c arried oil
to Tex a- free of the onerous taxes which now fetter
out trade Our intercourse with Santa 1 e would be \
greatly facilitated. It could not bo long before the j
West would receive for her manufactured ar'jel^1 *
~~ ' :.*n
, DECEMBER I.}, 1813.
greater itillux of specie from that source than from i
any other.
We are anxious that the approaching wanton of
Oonirreb> shniil.l ?/-i .1 . .. >i.~ >ml
free the nation from all diflieullies of the question before
the next f rt--iu.1 election?therefore,
Resolved, That we invoke our fellow citizens of tire
7th Cong regional District to join us in instructing
our representative, the lion. William P. Thoinasson,
to urge upon Iris colleagues in Congress assembled,
the speedy adjustment of Tex.is' claim for admission
into the Union ; and that Benjamin Jackiuan, It T.
Lindaey. a :d Klisha Cauij bell be appointed to correspond
willi urul forward to him a copy of these proceedings,
and tu know of him whether he will require
a majority of the district to petition directly, before he
will fsvor the annexation.
Resolved, That where the vital interest of the nation,
at any part of it, is involved, we are opposed to
all temporizing sacrifices to any narrow views ot poli ical
strategy, and that we trust our own nuWc State
will be foremost in a unanimous und heaitstirring appeal
tixh^r sister States from Maine to Louisiana, to
cmno forward no.v, fearlessly disregarding how their
act) irrasill ojiciaie 0ii this or that mail's prospects for
the Pwtiidency, avow t mir determined resolution on
this 9u\rj(a;t momentous us it may be, to our very existence
u nut ion.
Thai we will, to the utmost of our ability,
cpucyitrulu all our energies?yield all our piepossi
SiiioAlk-j'.irm nize all dissensions?for the uccouiplishmwi
Jii this weighty und essential proposition. II
necessityL>r a compromise, we are willing that the
Bankr'thftsfcuh Treasury, and the Distribut on Bill
may sleep for the next four years, and the TurilVremain
Reached, That we will frown upon any aspirant to
ihe Presidency who shall prove so rtdre int to the
highest glory xnd to the best interests of his nation,
as 10 endeavor to retard the admission of Texas, by
entangling it with any minor considerations of home
Resolved, That a committee of six be oppoiuted by
he Chair to communicate our views to each of the
Jistinguished gontlemen who are spoken of for Prcsilent
and Vice PiOsidectot 11.e IJni ed States?also
hose who are siviLen nf r.n- n?*r fiovom.,r ot Ken.
ucky, with a requ-st that they will make known o
or to the pubtic, their views as to the policy of ad
uiiting Texas into the United States.
Jtcsolved, That a copy of our pioetedings be transnitied
to Pres.deiit Tyler, and to General Houston,
President of independent Texas.
Resolved, That our tel!ow-citizens now forming
lie Republic of Texas are requested to make known
o their brethren, the people of the United States,
(trough the press and by public meetings, their paricular
views in regard to the proposed union with us.
Resolved, That in our own name, as men, as Re'uhlicans,
and as Americans, we invite the nation of
Texas home to our b >som ; and we pledge ourselves
or the whole Union that her lone star sha 1 be revived
into the "star-spangled banner." Let her
hcrefore come forward boldly, with her Constitution
n Iter hand, and Knock at lire halls of Congress lor
dmission. We will not cull a blush of shame for
ur representatives by doubting her success. Let not
lie man who would oppose it dure to return to the
hate he degrades liy his refusal- llis very mother,
t/d wife, and sister would turn from him in sorrowLi
I rebuke.
Resvli'cd, That copies of these proci edings be sent ,
o the Intelligencer, Globe, and Mudisonian, W(Islington
city; to the Journal and Advertiser, Louisville; .
nd to the Veonun and Commonwealth, Frankfort, 1
nth a request that (In y be published with the opinions :
if the ediiois.
After a tew remarks from Messrs. Ash'on, Saunlers,
arid others, the question was put, and the ptentble
and re so uiu n& weic unanimously a lopti d.
'The chairman appointed t .e coriesponding mmninee,
three from each of the great political parties,
1/. George N. Sanders, Eltsha Campbell, William
;>. Lindsey, Henry Ram.-y, jr.. dames P. Cox, and
The meeting then adjourned.
Bartlett Seahckv, Secretary.
From tht Ijlslrr Huguenot.
We have the satisfaction of laying before our
caders this week, to the exclusion of much other
> <1,.. ..r irn:i_U
states, which was delivered before loth Houses of ,
,'ongress on Tuesday last. i
We have no space for any comments at present.? '
suffice it to say, that we agree in opinion with the '
Ivcning 1'ost, that the, Message takes " a calm and '
ignified" view of our national concerns, and that it '
bounds with many w ise suggestions of improve- 1
icnt. The observations of the President in relation !
o fiscal matters are sound, and those, in regard to |
>1exieo and Texas arc indeed admirable.
Many of our readers will, doubtless, he vcrv much 1
.ratified upon perusing this important national docu- i '
ncnt ; and some will, perhaps, be agreeably sur- I
irised. Considering the great embarrassment of the '
ountry, arid the gloomy state of public affairs, w hen [
he present Executive entered upon the discharge of
lie duties of Ins ollice, we have ahuudant cause lobe '
liunkfu! for the pre-eat condition of things, as iHuh- '
rated by llie Message. Th n, the whole business of
he country was down to the lowest niehe?agrieul- 1
ure, commerce, and manufactures, all drooped.? 1
Vow, every branch of industry is reviving, ami re 1
aiming an animated action. Then a rotten and bank- (
upt moneyed institution had just expired, and left (
he currency and the exchange in the worst condilon.
Now, the issues of the banks n^t upon a 1
uundcr metallic ba-is than tlicy ever did before, and i '
In- miiliiiiiji'k rmili! not nossihlv he nioft*. even and !
egular. Then, the whole country was convulsed
ib(;ut n new .National Hank, and the people were
old that the country never could rise without our.
xow, this ipiesii lis not audibly breathed, except
iy the organs of the would-b money-changers, "few
ml far between," and it is apparent that the country
iu risen like a colo-sus, in deSp.te of a I the prelotions
to the contrary.
Then, the national credit w as at the lowest ebb, i
nd Government loans were hawked about amongst |
he capitalists of Europe, as well as of this country,
nd bidders could not be found even upon ruinous '
atesof discount Now, the credit of the Govern
Then, nearly the whole army was engaged in a p-o
racted and expensive war Willi the Indians in Kloida,
and many valuable lives and m.ny millions of
nllars were saoriliced. Now, peace and security I
re restored to that once ill-fated territory?the In- |
bans are subdued?the hostile chiefs arc removed? |
he tomahawk and scalping knife are no longer used
?and the inhabitants are aguin ' sitting under their '
iwn vines and fig trees, with no one to molest tlicin i
ir make tliem atr id " Thcrr, Mexico, altbougti one ,
>f the weakest |Niwers cn earth, was permitted to
laflh us and to put off the payment of our just claims
or spoliations under the most trifling pretext*. Now, 1
t seem*, she has paid all that is due, nnd she lias i
ound out, as in the days of Jackson, that "we will |
uhmit to nothing that is wrong." Then, it was
ommon to hear ol our merchant vessels being hoardel
by llritish cruisers off the roast of Africa?of 1
heir forcible detention under various pretences?of I
'iolence to the officers and news of the detained
?... arvrl /.( Iiwnlta ii\ rviir 'rrlni n.iie wl n 1'4 r ii I
ti iI>< -." Now, we hear no more of such outrages
tn the ocean; hut, on the contrary, we learn thai
Snglaiid is pa} ing damages for her former aggros- t
ioii" Then, the re were elarining difficulties with
hn Jlritish about the. "disputed territory," threaten- '
ug war, and actual border collisions on our Northern
frontier?the territory of our State w as violated ,
>y the Canadian authorities with impunity?the Cardine
had been fired, several lives brutally destroyed,
ind no redress obtained--and the inhabitants on both
ides of the lines in high state of excitement ?
Sow, we are n-Mired that all tin h: difficulties and
rouldes have been permanently settled, and that 1
ranqmlity has been amicably restored ori both sides
ty a (air and equitable Treaty between the two Governments.
It all the>e great changes in our national
ill.his had been achieved under the administration of
itlier Martin Van Huron or Henry Clay, wc should
lot scruple to givi one or the other of those statesmcn
great credit for the part hoi no in accomplishing
lb tun. Hut as these ch nges for tfi. bettci?from wo
lo weal ?have been nui< tly ..nd modestly going on
under the administration of J.ilni Tyler, wr, hs faithful
and impartial rhrooiclcrs of the times, feel bound
to give the credit, in a great degree, to him. for if
dtlaus had grown worse ince he was called upon to
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[whole no. 1000
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, . . ^ tli;
mhuiin uutsmownitm certainty woum ran
been held responsible by the country, and deiiunria i(,,
tiou, both loud and deep, Would have been showeref ( a
upon his head. As the reverse is the case, let us giv? (IU
honor to linn who merits it?yes, let us "do justic- toi
to John Tyler." Let us even "render unto Ca-iai i|?
the things which are Cupar's." fre
At a stated public tueeting held at the White Tav- on(
ern, upon the turnpike road near the White Sulphur set
Springs, Scott County, Kentucky, on Saturday the
'Jolh November, 184J, Captain John Dougherty was ^
called to the chair, and Major O. P. Rood appointed mu
Secretary. mil
Capt. John W. Forbes briefly stated the object of "ie
the meeting, and moved the appointment of a com- ^
inittec of three to prepare resolutions for the consid- w,
cration of the meeting. Whereupon Cupts. Forbes tht
and Boyd and Jno. Nr. Cabell, were appointed said
committee. The committee having retired, and after ;i ?
a short absence returned and reported, tht
Capt. Forbes, with considerable force, canvassed c'u
the claims of the dilferent candidates for the Presidency
in 184 4, and manifested in strong and decisive we
terms his approbation of the course of the present to
Administration. D. Vanderslice and Willis Deho- '?>'
ney, E<qs. also addressed the meeting. After which ')C'
the follow ing preamble and resolutions wore read and
I UI u
parsed by the meeting. >
Whereas the Presidential Election isclosc at hand, j jn(j
and is the all-absorbing question of the day, and the i and
lime has come for a free and determined expression j to i
by the People themselves, in their primary assemblies, 14 ^
in order that the public will may be better known, j |jsh
particularly to their agents, acting as their Delegates j was
in Convention; and whereas an expression of opinion j
has been had in different parts of the country by the ; p.p
friends of each aspirant to the high and important' |'|(
office of President of these United Stales, we, as a j pen
portion of the citizens of Scott county, Kentucky, I "
have met for the purpose of giving our decided appro- ' ^ ^
bation for the man of our choice. And whereas, al-: |1|)(j
though we are first in fa\or of our worthy fellow cit- ; ima
izen Col .Johnson, yet we cannot pass by the claims "
of our high-minded and distinguished President, John lrul
Tvler: Be it therefore. 1
Resolved, That R M. Johnson is our first choice .
for the Presidency in 1S44. Should he fail, however,
in obtaining the nomination of the Democratic Con- mcl
vention, we prefer the election of President Tvler to *'m'
the Presidency in 1844, over Mr. Van Keren ; and !c
we w ill use all honoraiilc means to secure his election ? al
should he be the conventional nominee. 1 '
All after the first clause of the above resolution ter
was lost upon its passage, by the management of a maj
few uncompromising Van Uurenitcs?by one majo- ,erl
rity. ! ''ui>
. . . . ; is a
Resolved, That in the opinion of this meeting our ?an
illustrious fellow citizen Col. Johnson is the most j vast
acceptable to the great mass of the People, and with mini
liim, as our candidate for the Presidency in 1844, iI,ql
victory is certain ; in him the People have confidence; v, ill
they have proved and tried him, and arc sali-ficd that Q,|C
he never will turn his back upon his friend nor his [,ro<
enemy. ^ this
Rrmlvtd, That as a portion of the Democratic hist
party we cordially gieet Mr. Van Be res as a grtat | iess
pillar of Democracy, and fully appreciate his ability ercl
and worth, and willingly acknowledge his toweling sca]
genius; but we do not want him for our President in dec
1844, and we view every thing that will have the NVhi
least tendency of depriving the People of direct vote A,t
tkn i~ ?* y*
!<_>i iiju i it-iuun; u.i aiiii-isemocraiic, and at war
w ith our Republican institutions.
The follow ing resolutions were ottered and sup- <-11'
ported by Cupt. Forbes, adopted by the meeting as a nt J
pait of their proceedings, and passed with but one (^(J)
dissenting voice?an uncompromising Van Burenite. Inqt
J{ noired, That this meeting, constituting a portion
of the Democyify of Scott County, Kentucky, have lna"
every confidence in the honesty, integrity and patri- Pass
jtisin of President Tyi.eu, and that in the opinion of 5,011
this meeting the thai k* and gratitude of the I ) inocra:y
of this great N ation are at least due to him for his |,ut
Lrulv independent course in the management of our on '
aalional affairs. "
Ilrsolreil, That tliis meeting, in the pursuance of the u'
lhove expressed opinion, nio-t respectfully and cor- ('1 r>
iially tender to President Tvi i.r. our thank- and grat- I101"
tude for hi- manly independence in the management n,:'"
if our National Ovntmnf?regarilless alike of
arty influence, party tlircals and denunciations?and r'"0
;ont lined self elevation in ofliec, w hereby peace, "'K'
happiness and prosperity once again dawns upon our 1*
ae loved country : and in President Tvi nn we bail the mu"
devoted philanthropist, the uncontaminated state, man ;,ntJ1
and patriot. ! lo 111
llexilrrd, That tli s meeting highly approve of the ?'c '
formation of the Democratic Association, as formed Dali
>n last (Monday) County Court day, in Georgetown, ""jj
md will use our best exertions, and aid in carrying '
ant the views of said Association, in the dissemination ',r (
jf our Democratic principles. -ciei
Resolved, That all Democratic paper- arc hereby "?t
equestcd to publish the above preamble and rcsolu- malions.
H'Solml, That this meeting now adjourn nor die. (SCt'
JOHN DDI ullKHTY, %,ou
< 'hairman. a J1
O. P. Hoop, Secretary. " 1,1:
the !
Mr. Kiiitoi. - ii? ?r h<.;?im?s : i.?.i-...i ;"r<'
?- thc
tpon by his many admirers in the light of a literary ,IP ,
uminary of the lirst magnitude, may 1 trespass (VI
lor once upon your columns, and claim an insertion
for the following article in relation to him, which
i on t
lately appeared in the "Catholic Telegraph," published
at Cincinnati, Ohio. ?
Mow a man like John l^uincy Adam*, who, it has to
icen supposed, i* a well read and ripe scholar, could initt
lave bluiuUr.il upon a subject like tliat for which he , veh<
ias been >o tcveicly raspe l by the. Telegraph, and
which, to say thc least of it, he has had thc impru- \\
loncc to tamper with, is, indeid, wonderful to think evin
if. It is only another evidence, added to the many al
ready recorded in the annals of human frailty and folly, "
:>f thc way some men anpiire great honors and great ,.|lUI
names without corresponding limits, and that fac- -.erti
titious claims to high-sounding titles, created by thc ",r
mere force of circumstances, are -ure, at one time or
' he c
another, to find their level, from which they should n,.j
never have risen by cither flattery or pride. rout
Alas! for the his orient erudition of John (}uinoy |V'|
Adams after tins, lie h id belter stic I. to his hobby, |?
AIIOLITION, and let the Jesuits alone, for they are desi
mtlicr tuugli gentlemen to tilt with, where the goose- ,,m
jiii 1 is their weapon, of either titlark or defen r
\ Sl'lttCIUIJKR. hia <
? | man
I'rom ill> ( ttliolic Tthgrnph. Hon
HON. JOHN (<riNCV ADAMS. ,)la<
II is probably know n lo the most distant of our
vubscribers that the Astronomical Society of Cincin- \
r.ati invited the ex-President to lay the c rner-stone 1*
of the Obsi rvatory about to be erected on a hill over- is gi
looking the city, and to deliver an ( ration appropriate 0f |,
lo the occasion. Nir. Adams accepted the invitation, .
hut as the weather w is exceedingly inclement, he
deterred reading his speech to the following day. ncr
All | artics and all suets united to give him a brilliant rigl
reception. V\ hall vcr was suggested by an individual Kre
to give, additional honor to his person, was zealously ,
adopted by all, and never di I ? public man arrive
amongst ua to whom all were so willing to pay the
tribute of their esteem. Catholics have often hem
accus.vl of eicltmvtness and unwillingw to .0 op. rate
with thair I'rote-tanl fellow citizens In auy part rrl
their public demonstrations, but no such charge I
JUld be alleged against the in on the occusiuu to I
Inch we allude. Tbfjf went forth iu mm to meet I
un, they looked on his vein ruble heed with respect I
-they went to b??r Ills oration and JkUk ! Ikey f0t I
tir rtxcurJ ' ! I
l.itlle did the CltkoUe volunteer imagine, us hi I
niuJdered his shining musket, unfolded his banner, I
id marched to the sound of martial music through the I
in mi mu I u,.ii I,, book Mnk pain to hooor a amp I
hose hosom heal w ith no feeling responsive to the scl- I
ei's veneration ; little did the Catholic marshal, de- I
rated w ilh the silks and badges of his brief author
, suppose whilst riding Uirougti tin- pitiless storm,
it he risked his health against the weather, to de- I
mstratc his regard for a man w ho was only waiting I
appointing boar to hit ehun h mi 4M tha I
thoJie fireman who aided to form the blazing ave- I
e on Thursday night, imagine, as he raised ins I
ch on I1QI1 to light the "ofd in m eloqu nt" through I
i muddy streets, that the mind of him whom he so I
ely honored was teeming with the misrepreserita- I
ns with wliich he w as to bespatter his religion on I
! morrow. I
[s John Quincy Adams an ifnorant man? Every I
s replies in the negative. Is lie a learned mull?a I
tolar? The answer in the atiirniative is unanimous. I
then, he sliould stand up before thousands and ut- I
a false Is ml of the grossest kind, which he had de- I
arately wiitten in the solitude of his study, to what I
st we attribute it? To what department of the I
id, or what chamber of the heart must we trace I
unsightly monster? But has the distinguished I
lesinan been guilty of such an oifencc against the. I
jor of others as well as his own? Yes, and wc I
II slick it on his forehead like a show bill, so that I
> Catholic who reads it may hereafter know wlie- I
sr the performance of the actor is worthy of his I
cntion?whether twenty-five cents is not too large I
uni for such a contemptible entertainment. Had I
i a'tack been made by one of those petty de- I
inters I
"Whose gall coins s'andcrs like a mint,'1 I
would let it pass with its authors to that oblivion I
which they sink like lead-, but as it is .auctioned I
a name full of authority for many, wc are com- I
lied to notico its spiteful meanness?its impotent I
dignity. The following extract is laUcu from the I
ition: I
' Galileo was one of the light* of bo age ! Like I
ny otiier benefactors of his race he found the I
mrs of martyrdom. He was denounced by the I
uisition for maintaining the motion of the earth I
stability of the sun. 7'he matter was referred I
bAMNABLE HERESY!" ... In 1(132 he pub- I
ed his work, " the System of the World," and I
i again summoned before the. Inquisition?by I
icli lie was condemned to abjure and curse the I
esies into \\hich he had fallen?TO BE CON- I
)N, and lo .-ins; once a week fur three years, lh-. seven I
iteiitinl /m/uhu." I
IS IGNATIUS YOYOLA, a man not inferior to I
ileo in all the qualities of greatness . . Moving I
er tlie influence of Fanaticism, and exciting the I
gination, he created a despotism."
iu tviiiuii snail ?u j iiju . iu ujc tiiaiupiun ui
h we say God speed."
'o hear the renowned John Quincy Adams ulli-rthis
jargon, with as much gravity as if fie were
ing truth, is indeed passing strange and a sad comitary
on the astounding ignorance which prevaiis
nngst Protestants, on all subjects connected with 1
Catholic lteligfhii The misrepresentation is so
ring, that it may he treated with indignation or
broadest ridicule. Mis index learning or his
Jy of Gazetteer- publiihed by some needy Printo
whose soul pennies were dearer than Truth,
f have mislead him respecting Galileo, hut to aathat
Ignatius Loyola was the fuunder of the Initiori,
exceeds our special wonder!! Mr. Adams
great man ; he is not to be confined to the ordii
limits of common mortals; . li s soul is too
to be crippled by cliroriolog)?he was detert
d to prove that Ignatius w as the founder of the
lisition, he w ished to give the Je-uit- a blow, and
i a scathing sweep of his magic pen he blots some
e bundled jears from the course of time, thus
ring the facility with which a mighty genius like
can rush to its conclusions. What a superlative
orian, what an erudite Yankee ! But neverthe,
his audience was in raptioes?the grave and revnd
signiors who fount d his body-guard could
rcely restrain their laughter w ithin the hounds of
aruin?there was shouting and clapping ol hands,
1st the venerable Oiator looked graciously on the
ronomicnl Society, as who should sa) ?
" What folly 1 commit I dictate to you."
it wat a rick ?c?n?, for a broadrr farce was
er acted iu Shire's Garden Theatre,
wt it be hereafter known, on the authority of John
ncy Adams, that Ignatius Loyola e-lablished the
joition a1 out thrrr hundred years before III, .laid lguc
teas born ' ' Mr Adam- i- deridedly a gre3t
i fht?ii-?h it most nnu* hp ??rLnmvlt>/hrfH hi
aonatc critic-., that he is inferior to the Jesuit,
ic men, says the poet, " have greatness thrust
i them," but the Kx-Prcsident has not only thrust
heaped it, to the great admiration of his hearers,
he head and shoulders of Loyola!
/hen a man of ordinary character for knowledge,
rtakc* to instruct his ft llow-citizms, his blunare
scarcely noticed, because they do not d.-apt
the expectations of his hearers ; but when a
whose reputation has extendi d to the remotest
icts of Ins country, i- guilty of a monstrous ananisin,
not in the hurry of extemporaneous spcaklmt
iu the deliberate u-c of Ins pen, and when
idditional blunder is perprctratcd of making one
responsible for an act which another devised
executed we may well refuse to yield implicitly
s judgment on questions purely historical. Was
islronninical hypothesis of Copernicus taught by
leo condemned by the Inquisition, or by the 1'opc
Ctrdinals,as "a damnable here-y ?" No, never,
lie astronomer was nut interfered with >o long as
onfincd himself to the legitimate pursuits of his
ice ; he would n* t have t>ecn troubled if he had
rttacked the Scriptures; was he dazzled by the
nificeiicc of his discoveries, and hi- pride a-sailed
orrcctnc? of Revelation? Sir David Brewster,
Ins Lncycloj a; 113 Art, Astronomy,) who had pn-ly
staled that (ialilco had been imprisoned for
ar, nobly affirms that lie had been mislead by
iny distinguished writeis " As a pamphlet w ill
published in a few days, in which the whole of
-object w ill he treated at length, we w ill decline
further discussion of the subject, save to a'-ert
Mr. Adams'deductions are absof tely, p .-itivr ly,
deliberately untrue. We do not charge him w ith
falsehood, hut we charge him with uttering what
night to he aware mu-t hive insulted Roman
ioIic-, without taking the trouble to investigate
subject. i
Ir. Adams delivered a speech to his constituents
he 24th of October, and the following sentiment
ars in the printed report of hi- address
I say th.s." said he, ' to draw the distinction, and
iow that the force of moral principle which is adcd
by all, i-. ami must be tranxgre*se<l by the con
ional rules "i human - tj To this easy
ality ?r arr, probably, indebted for his attack on
i'opr, Cardinals, and Catholic Church.
< II aware of the respect which was so generally
ccd for Mr. Adams, and not unacquainted w ith
designs with which it is reported that his visit
connected, we never felt more unwillingness to
ike a public man, though the defence of our
eh demanded, *o emphatically, a reply to his a?ioiis.
This is not the first, nor the second, nor
third time on which he has mi?rcpicscntedCalholistory
and Catholic doctrine, and if report may
rcditcd, his intolerance obliged a certain Attor(Jcneral
of the I nited Slates to treat him with
empt. If in connection with his speeches and
irg> in Aineii.-o, we should be Jin-ted to allude to
( Iters from Kurope, ur will pl ace \lr Adams in
sition the most unenviable that Ins friends could
re. I le has attacked us, and we have defended
icligioii; lie has misrepresented our history, and
have exposed his ignorance ; ho has excited
liter against us and w e have " turned (lie joke to
inn confusion," and aa long as he or any other
niirsiirs the same unworthy course, so lone W'ill
"'< Itholks ?xwt tlM HMr Whirl, Trull, I,,, m
11:?1115, to > 11, (11?-;< tl*. thru hull1 i
ale advices from Mexico state that Santa Anna I
is own, l,e is to wear a Iri-colorrd sash over the
bovMtr t i thl ' tft( ? manof
the King of France. I/? also decrees hit own
it to ehin|i< tin Ninisiij, ind UmI the at# Qm* H
?s shall have no pow,r to in*, estimate his past arts
mjj .i < rrlam p< . u?d H
Lj-"' Departed tins life |jst evening, in the lOtii
r oi his i?e, CnamtRi, ?on of CharTrt end Mam- H
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