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We yesterday gave extracts from the treaty made
at Dancing Rabbit Creek, with the Choctaws, show
ing that more than half a million acres, of the choice
lands of Mississippi, were given, in the shape of reser
c ations, to the Indians, to be sold by them by the con
sent of the President.
The purpose of the treaty was to extinguish the
Indian title, and remove the Indians. No one under
stood the Indian character better than General Cass.
In his letter to the President, he says truly that :
"The Indians arc easily swayed brothers, and like
children, if the immediate possession oi a favorite ob
ject is not obtained, it loses much of its * aim in tlicir
estimation !"
Now we beg the reader to bear a few facts in re
membrance. The treaty was with these Indians—
the object was to remove them. The favorite pur
suits of the savage are war and the chasC. Land is
to him of but little value. He cannot wait the slow
progress of vegetation to gratify his wants. A gun—
a horse, a blanket, and powder and ball, are the
sources of his enjoyment. For tlies. he sold his land,
and the question naturally arises, why did not Major
Eaton, knowing that the Indians did not want the
land, and did want guns, blankets, horses and ammu
nition, prefer to give the Indians those articles? Why
did he give them lands, to be exchanged by them?—.
Every one must see that it would have been better for
the Government as well as for tlje Indians. Why
then, was the treaty made so that it cost the govern
ment more and gave the Indians less ?
Again, as these lands were to be sold by the Indi
ans, and as those who made the treaty must haye
known that it would open a door for fraud and specu,
lation, why did they make such a treaty?
We are to judge of men by their acts. Immediate
ly after these treaties were made, large companies
were organized for the purpose of speculating in the
public land. Articles of Association were entered in
to, and persons known to have a direct and control
ling influence over the President, were admitted as
members, and-received stock as a consideration for
that influence. These facts explain these treaties.—
They were conceived in sin and shapen in iniquity-
They were the fruitful source of that ruinous system
of measures which has overwhelmed us in ruin.
We boldlv charge, that these treaties were mad
for the deliberate purpose ot fraud. The treatie s
bear fraud upon their face. And the proof is abund
ant. We repeat, that we charge a deliberate pur
pose of fraud in making the treaties; but if there had
been no such purpose, the fact that fraud was the
inevitable consequence of the treaties, is but little less
censurable than a deliberate purpose on the part of
those who made them: and so far as they led to spec
ulation, the responsibility of the administration is the
Under this aspect of the case, we beg the attention
of the reader to a few extracts from an official report
to Congress, made in answer to a
Resolution of the Senate of 21st January, 1836, requesting
lite --President to communicate to the Senate any informa
tion lie may possess relative to frauds or fraudulent practices
committed, or attempted to lie committed, in the safes of
public lands or Indian reservations,"' &e.
Extr.icts from the Secretary of War, t) Leonard Tenant. FLy.
—p. 32.
DEPARTMENT or WAR. April 20, 1835.
"Herewith you will receive copies of certain papers which
have been transmitted to this Department, si-iting the exist
ence of cross frauds in the pretended purrnase of their reser
vations from the Crick Indians. The frauds appear to ex. t
in the personation of one Indian liy another, in the amount
and payment of tiie putrliase wont y, and in I'm eorrupt prac
tiees of at least one Justice of the peace in the attestation of
blank paper-, which Uie parties have it in their power to fill
Again, after stating particular instances of fraud, he says:
-(p. 33.)
"If the statements which liave been made to this Depart,
ment are correct, a large proportion of the contracts chirk
have keen formed since the beginning of Fetruary last, are
fraudulent.' 1
Cty-Tlic Secretary admits that the fraud did exist and was
known to the Department.
Le vis Cass to Eli S. Shorter and others, Columbus. G i.. So
vemler'd, 1836. —(page -191.)
"That gross frauds have been committed is a fact not dis
disputeii, ami a belief of which hud spread through the coun
Lceis Cass to Col. J. B. Hogan. —(page 04.)
DEPARTMENT or WAR, Jan. 10, 1835.
"I enclose you a letter from Dr. Mcilenry, in which you
will perceive the astonishing fact stated by him, that nineteen
cases Out of twenty cert Hied I, i/ him, are fraudulent." 1 cannot
conceive the possibility of such an occurrence, if due cau
tion bad been exercised by the certifying officer.
Extract of a letter from Lidher Blake to the lion. Elbert Her
ring at If' tshington —(page 86.)
FORT MITCHELL, (Ala.) Sept. 11, 1833.
"Permit tne, sir, to inform you on these subjects, (Indian
reserves, fine contracts, See.) Many, from motives oi specu
lation have bought Indian reserves fraudulently hi ft is wnv
take their bonds for titles, pay them ten or twenty dollars in
something they do not xvant, and take their receipts for five
times the amount. If the land lie of no value, they are not
*iouiid to take it; but if it is, they (the Indians; rebound to
let them have h. I know some of the reserves that I urn au
thorised to give .S9OOO for. Not knowing the value of the lands,
the Indians have been persuaded to sell for SSOO, taking their
pav in nothing, or in that which is of no value to them." At
this time they (intruders and speculators) are racing volun
teers to resist our Government troops."
Extract of a letter to Leu-is Cms. Secretary of War, from
Elisha Ross and J. L. Howard. —fpagi?B9.)
CHAMBERS COUNTY, (Ala.)" Dec. 2, 183TJ.
"It i* evident, if I understand the full intent and ponntruc
tjon of" the treaty between the U. States and the Creek In
dians that there are many that will get reservations, who. by
the treaty are not entitled to a foot of land: and some of the
officers, who, on the part of the United States, are endued
with the solemn trust, are. to the knowledge of'myself and
others knowing to the perpetration. But, sir, wealth that
leadeth many astray, appears to he their sole aiiii.-
No sooner do tliey get an appointment to fulhl tin mgu I
anil solemn duty of an officer of the United States, than 1
thev are taken with that dreadful disease called speculation, 1
the tendency of which darts its poisoning fangs at t£ose who I
are least able to sustain the dreadful shock. 1 mean that 1
rlass of people, who, in honor to their God and Country, fill
their burns and store their little huts with delicious lood by
the meat of their brow. "I know of young men, who, since
the ratification of tlm treaty, have j netended U, take some of
the Indian girls as wives, in order to get their lands. Is such
a transaction as this to go unnoticed.' Is John H. Broadnan,
one of your head speculators, who from his . appointments,
annears to be a highly favored man, to rule this people? It is
fiftwithout doubt that his brother-in-law, by him, or through
his iienev, is appointed locating agent, of Chawhas county,
whois deeply concerned in the speculation. Are we, as pub
lic lan,lis without a shepherd, to ire down and tamely submit
to their wolfish designs."
Extract of a teller to the President of the United States from
J. H. Howard, Pole Cat Springs, Creek Nation, February
1, 1834—p. 104:
'•From my own observations, I am induced to believe that
a number of reservations has been paid for at some nominal
price, and the principal consideration lias been whiskey and
homespun. lam informed, and 1 think from a source enti
tled to credit, that since tin* agent commenced certifying to
contracts betwecu the whites and the Indians; the whites car
ry an Indian before the Agent, and while in the presence of
the agent, the Indian receives a valuable consideration in
cash; but with a special understanding, that, as soon as the
agent has certified, the Indian is to refund the money, with
the exception of a few dollars. lam also informed, that pur
chasers have frequently applied to Indians to buy, and the
Indian refused to sell: the white man then goes to some oth
er Indian, over whom he has infiuuiicc, and takes hiui before
the Agent, and tells his name to be the owner of the land he
wants to purchase; a contract is certified between the white
man and the Indian, while the rightful owner has no know
ledge of the sale of his land.'*
Extract of. letter front a citizen of Columbus, Georgia, to th
Hon. Lewis Cass, Secretary of War—p. 10-8.
COLUMBUS, (Ga.) February 27, 1834.
"A few hundred dollars purchases a large tract of country
by the money being paid out and immediately taken back
and again used, until the lulls are almost worn threadbare. —
Another glaring a<t of villany is, the net of the locating agents
making contracts before, and at the time of location, and be
coming the purchasers of the choice lands."
Extract 0/ c: Idlerfrom J. It'. .1. Sjnfari, CcrtifyinC.lsierU.
to Lewis Cass, Secretary of War—p. 110.
"It is but very lately that the Indian has been invented with
.in individual interest in land, and the great majority of diem
appear neither to appreciate its possession, nor to economise
the money for which it is sold; the consequence is, that the
white man rarely sutlers an opportunity to pass without
swindling hitn out of both. Indeed, if one -half of the reports
be accredited, a greater mass of fraud and iniquity was never
exhibited among any people, or at any other period."
From the same to Elbert Herring;, Esq.. Office Indian •Affairs,
Washington City —p. 118.
COLUMBUS, April 27, 1834.
"Rowl.uid'a case is one of most palpable fraud. Rowland
himself has since acknowledged this, and that the Indian,,
whom he endeavored n palm upon the agent as the true
claimant, had lv.it recently assumed the name of the rightful
owner, no doubt to answer his own sinister purposes, for it
appeared, in the course of the invessigation, that although he
had paid him, in my presence, $450, and subsequently swore
to that amount as the consideration, yet he had received the i
whole from this Indian, with the exception of thirty dollars."
Let the people of the United States read over these
extracts, and ponder on the tale they tell ! Is it
matter of surprise that the Treasury has been plun
dered —that frauds and peculations have marked the
course of the administration, when the favorite offi
cers of the government are engaged in frauds and
speculations like these? Yet startling as these facts
are, they are not the worst; they give but a faint
glimmering of the true character of the leading men
who have abused the confidence of the American peo
ple, and who have broken down our energies, and
dritd up the sources of our prosperity.
The prejudice in the public mind against banks
and banking is such, that while one party is constant
and unscrupulous in their denunciation, the other,
aware of the prejudice, says not a word in their de
fence. Is it surprising that, under such circumstan
ces, prejudice is daily increasing and has become one
of the most potent engines of political influence? It
is o be regretted that no one has come forward, to
place this subject in its proper light before the coun
try. and especially to show the practical effects of
banks and banking on its business, labor, industry
and general prosperity.
That banks and banking are liable to great abuses,
and that their usefullness depends upon the honesty
and ability with which they are administered is ad
mitted —and the same is true* of every good. This is
one of the fixed laws, by which blessings are dispens
ed to man. They are blessings or not as they are- used.
The air we breathe—the water which allays our
thirst, thefire which warms our breath, and the food
which nourishes our bodies, are, each and all, indis
pensable to our existence; without them we could
not live, vet either of these blessings, so necessary
to us, roav be so used as to do us injury. Is that an
argument against their user Is that a reason why
we should resolve that we would no longer use the
the air, the water, fire or food? What would be
thought of a parent who, because his beloved child
was drowned, refused ever thereafter to drink water 1
Yet, his case would be precisely the same as that of
the laboring man, who unites in a political war on
the Banks because one of them has been dishonest or
We propose to discuss this subject, to reason with
the laboring man, and to demonstrate that the iJt
stractivek, those who would now enlist all his pas
sions and prejudices against the banks, are the au
thors and abettors of the greatest abuses that have
beer, perpetrated, under the system; and. that the
war which they have waged against the banks and
banking, is a political scheme to-retain their places;
regardless os the effect which their measures may
have on your interests or the general prosperity of
the country.
As the Destructives have leveled their severest
maledictions agsinst the bank of the United Stat JS,
and as a mass of prejudice against that institution,
has accumulated in the public mind, we give them
cverv advantage whea we talte that bank to illus
trate how unjust is tlie war, and how false are the
means by which it has been carried on.. And to do
this, we will take up the prominent charges made
against that Bank, and answer them by a statement
of facts:
In the first place, the prominent charge, and that
most fruitful of prejudice is that the Bank is a British
Bank. Now what are the facts? It appears by a're
port made to the legislature of Pennsylvania by the
Auditor General of Pennsylvania, that the persons
owing stock in this bank, are in number, 4,833
Of whom there are residing in the U. 8. 3133
In Great Britain and Ireland, 1181
This is a conclusive answer to this calumny.
It proves that the administration of the bank, is not
under the control of foreign stockholders. It proves
that so fir from its being a British bank, it is an
American Bank. Upon this point, we will have more
to say hereafter; we come to another slander.
I It is charged that the Bank is owned by the nobil
ity of Epglanj^
The same document gives, as above, whole
number of stockholders, 4833
The nobility holding stock are Earls 2
MartjuLses. 2
Counts and Countesses, 3
I.ords, 8
Knights Barons and Baronets, 28
making altogether 42
Yes! this is the official report of this Bank! Is
f there a single render of tltr Globe who is not aston
! ished at the truth? Is thcr one who docs not see
that llu' purpose of the Globe r is to get up a false
elamor against the Bank; and we would ask every
one for what purpose? No man prefers falsehood
to truth, when the truth will best serve him. And
the fact that the organ of a party, paid and sustained
by them, labors to mislead public opinion bv false
information, is, or should be, conclusive against
Again; an attempt has been made to create an
impression that this bank was in the possession of a
few British Nobles and their agents in the United
States. The same document shows that so far from
this being so, the stockholders reside in almost every
European and American State. See the following ta
bles extracted front the official record.
Number of Stockholders in Europe and Elsewhere,
excepting U. States.
Great Britain and Ireland, - 1 184
France, ----- 36
Spain, - - - - 59
Portugal, ----- 6
German), - - - - *0
Belgium, . - - - 1
Prussia, ----- 1
Denmark. - - - - 2
Switzerland, - - - - 4
West Indies, - - - - 52
East Indies, ... - 1
South America, - - - - 2
Mexico, - - - - 3
Nova Scotia, - - - 2
Number of Stockholders in the United States.
Maine, - - - - - 16
N. Hampshire ... 23
Vermont, ----- 4
Massaahusetts, - - - 106
Rhode Island, 40
Connecticut, - - - - - 60
New York, - 230
New Jersey, - - - - 117'
Pennsylvania ~ 1481
Delaware, - - - - - 51
Marylnd, - - - - 289
District of Columbia, - 37
Virginia, - - - - - 211
North Caarolina, - - - - 27 •
South Carolina, - - - 340
Georgia, ----- 36
Ohio, 22
Kentucky, - - - - - 18
Tennessee, - - - - - 4
Indiana, ------
Illinois, ----- 4
Alabama, - - - - - 1
Missouri, ... - 2
Mississippi, ... - 1
Louisiana, - - - - 11
' Is there an honest member of the party who can
j read these tablts, and reclaim his confidence in the
t Globe? Is there one who will not admit his aston-
I ishment to find the tacts, so much at variance with
j his impressions?
| The next false clamor against that Bank, consists
in the charge that the stock was held in large sums
' bv a few wealthy persons, and was used by them as a
means of oppression. Now the same official docu
ment shows that this stock is distributed among SS33
persons, or stockholders, and that a very large mi_
jority of the shares are held in small sums, as will ap.
pear by the following extract:
Statement of the Stock of the Bank of the United
States of Pennsylvania, January 1, 1840.
No. of persons holding Stock to the amount of
3 shares and under, 864
do do 10 " " 661
do do 20 " " 732
do do 50 " " 994
do do 100 " " 588
do do 500 " " 814
do do over 500 " " 80
Par value of the Stock, SIOO per share.
But the most striking exhibit, and that which most
earnestly demands the consideration of every good
man is, that part of this document which shows the
description of persons owning the stock. The Report
gives as the number of shares held by
Females, - 29,376
Executors and Guardians* - - 4,256
Trustees, - - 16,248
Benevolent institutions, - - 1,758
We would ask the honest laboring mar, to ponder
over these facts—to compare them with the impres
sions made upon his mind by the repeated assaults of
the Globe, and if he finds tliat he has been led to
wrong conclusions, he will be prepared to hear us
with less prejudice, and to reason with more fairness
on the facts and arguments that are to follow. We
I carefully refrain from the use of any expression that
' may wound the self-love or the pr'.de of opinion of
' those who are opposed to us. We are not the advo
cates or the apologist of the Bank of the I nited
States- We owe that institution nothing, and have
nothing to expect from it. We know that it is un
popular; that those who were wont to do it reverence
have ceased to speak in its favor. It is not our pur
pose to speak of its general administration. We would
show that the warfare against the banks is part of a
deliberate system of misrepresentation, and that the
purpose of the party in power has been, by a false
clamor against the banks and banking, to divert the
public attention from the manner in which they have
administered the affairs of government, and that the
war against the Bank of the United States is but part
of the system, the effect of which has been to reduce
the country to its present ruinous condition. By
showing that the Globe has raised a false clamo r
against the Bank of the United States, we show that
the war upon the Banks lias been waged under a false
impression, and that the clamor against other banks,
and credit generally, comes from a source not entitled
: to public confidence.
The Editor of the Pilot had the misfortune to lose
many of his books and documents by the the late fire
in Washington, and is particularly desirous so obtain
files of the Globe, since January 1833; and files of
the Telegraph and Reformer, from the same date.
Should there be any one who has them, and is unwill
ing to sell, he would be greatly obliged for the tem
porary use of them.
A want of room, and the absence of any thing defi- j
nite as to the result of the Virginia election, causes us
to suspend the publication of our comparative tables
until something more is known. We prefer at this
time to state the general result, so far as heard, in
stead of venturing into detail. In 84 counties 64
whigs and 44 destructivs,have been elected delegates
anil 3 whigs Senators. These results show a Whig
gain from last year, of two Delegates and two Sena
tors. On the popular vote our gain since 1836 in 40
counties from which full returns have been received,
is between 3000 and 4000 votes. The western part
of the state will show a greater gain in proportion
to representation, than the 40 counties mentioned a"
bove. The House of delegates probably stands 74
whigs and 60 destructives; the Senate 15 whigs and
17 destructives.
has been set apart for the beneiit of Mrs. Fitzwilliams,
who has been drawing fashionable houses during her
engagement. We hope the lovers of chaste and sweet
singing will not be among the missing on this occa
sion. Mrs. F. appears in three favorite pieces, in
which she sustains eight characters. The well known
ability of Mr. Wallack will also add much to the
evenings entertainment, he sustains one of the lead
ing characters-
J1 variety of interesting matter and advertise
ments omitted to-day toill appear to-moirow.
To CORRESPONDENTS.—A Working man will ap
pear to-morrow.
WANTED. —Several competent persons to act as
agents for this paper. None need apply unless they
are well recommended.
WANTED.—FIFTY BOYS to sell the Tippeca
noe Text Book and Pilot. Apply at this office, No.
11, Water street.
BALTIMORE COUNTY.—At a meeting of the friends of
Gen. Harrison, of the Ninth Election District, Baltimore Co.,
hcldst Robert Ramsey's, Govanstown.on the 25th inst., .Mr.
Lewis Roberts was called to the Chair, and Messrs. Charles
A. Buchanan and John Maxwell, where appointed Sucreta
taries; when the following gentlemen were appointed dele
gates to the convention to nominate a Presidential Elector for
the Third Congressional District: Win. Jackson, Thnmns
Arinacost, John K. Gwynn, John W. Ward, and W. G.
Howard. The meeting then appointed ilie following gen
tlemen a Central Committee for the said district; Thomas
J. ilillen, John Ridgely of Hampton, John Conolly, Solomon
liillen, Sen., William Jackson, Jolm W. Ward, Charles A.
Buchanan, William G. Howard, Daniel Jones, W. S. Win
der, Win. Tagart, Josias Marsh, B. 11. Stinchcomb, Geo. W.
I',lon, Lewis Merryman, Robert Hamilton, David Pollard,
James T. Stein, Amos Matthews, and Lewis Roberts.
C. A. BUCHANAN, I secretaries.
The young men then organized by calling Charles A. Bu
chanan to the Chair, when the following gentlemen were ap
pointed delegates to the Young Men's National Convention:
Giles Norwood, Robt. McLanahan,
John Armstrong, Joseph Yost,
John Brown, Hugh Armstrong,
Geo. Pilson, Lewis Merryman,
Stephen Hillons, Oliver Merryman.
\Ym. Lynch, James Auchiiutuch,
John Lyon, John Connolly,
Wm. Tagart, John P. MeCoriniek,
John Skipper, Edwflrd Gil be,
Wm. S. Winder, Francis Koonlz,
Bcnj. Brown, James Bryan,
Thomas Cole, John Pilson,
Robert Gilmer, Jr., Henry Fbunser,
Win. Bovven, Jacob Mumina,
Samuel Boon, Bral Stinchomb,
Sainuel Cole, Duniel Whitney,
Lewis Robert?, Jatnes T. Stein,
John Maxwell, Joseph Stevenson,
Win. G. Howard, Bcnnct Hurst,
Samuel Buckley, Walter Dyer,
J, Stevenson, of Edwd. Valliant Perrine,
Wilkinson Taylor, George Dough,
Thos. J. Uilden, Henry Harris,
Jacob Taylor, B. G. Adams,
Wm. Scharf. Jr., Roberi Hunt,
J. H. Soharf, Henry Cry,
Thomas Armacoet, James Mctiee,
Josiah Marsh, John A. Khurst,
Wm. Smith. Edward Eldridge,
Ch&s. Scheldt, John Knapp,
Wm. Jackson, M. Garvick,
Nimrod Shipper, Geo. Sycett,
John W. Ward, Edward Sycett,
Francis Fishpaw, James McLnugiin,
David Dinsmore, Oliver Merryman,
John Garvich, Alexander Oler,
James Gooding, Thomas Burrows,
Amos Matlliews, Samuel Blakely,
James Hcigle, Robert Hamilton,
Thomas Dumphy, Samuel Buckman,
Gassnway Batty, William Lee,
James Amos, Evan Purnel,
Geo. Lyons, Harmon Jourdan,
John Lyons, Thomas Fcrgusson,
James Pratt, James Amos,
Abraham Pratt, William Crow!,
Josiah Baker, James Strand,
John 11. Gwynn, Daniel Jones,
Henry Turnbul, James McLean.
David Pollard,
It was then unanimously resolved that Mr. Charles A. Bu
chanan be appointed Marshal for the district.
FOURTH WARD.—Ata large and respectable meeting of
the Whigs of the fourth ward, held at the room of the Acade
my, Ensorstrect, adjoining the Independent Engine House,
on Tuesday evening, the 28tli inst., to take into considera
tion the resolutions adopted al the meeting of the Vail i!lirell
parly, in this waid, on the 21st inst. On motion, William
Grukb, Esq., was appointed Chairman, and Joseph C. Boyd,
Secretary. The following preamble and resolutions were
offered by Mr. D. S. Sweeny, and adopted unanimously :
Whereas, at a meeting of tlte self-styled Democrats of the
fourth ward, on the 21st of April, at which Samuel Brady,
Esq., presided, and Jeremiah Storm acted as Secretary, J. B.
Sehlenstricker presented a series of resolutions, which have
since been published in their organ, tlte Republican, the ob
ject of which appears to tiave been as a laßt and foriorne
hope to prejudice the people, if possible, against the Whig
pnrty, and the candidate of their choice, by tlte most abusive
epithets lliat a phartseeical demagogue could conceive; and,
whereas, the Whigs of the fourth ward feel themselves call
ed U|K>n to declare that there is a moral obligation binding on
all good citizens to treat political opponents with due deffer
ence, however widely they ntay difli'r upon tlte claims of men
and measures; but at the same time we feel ourselves hound
in the name of tlte great Whig party, and the principles we
advocate, to repel lite false calumny thai lias been heaped
upon us, or that may be attempted hereafter, come from
what source it may: Therefore,
Tcsolved, That we, the friends of Harrison and reform, of
this ward, do pronounce the Seidensticker resolutions of the
21st inst. to be u tissue of falsehood from beginning to end.
Resolved, That the foul and calumnious insinuations in
said resolutions against the brave and patriotic veteran, the
people's candidate for the Presidency, proves one of two
things; that is, that the author is either ignorant of the life
and services of Gen. Writ. H. Harrison, oris willing,through
his partizan zeal, demagogue-like, to basely falsify hint.
, Resolved, That the scurrilous and impudent aspersion
against the Whig party and their candidate, comes with a bud
grace from one who, if in existence at all, was snuffling at
tlte breast, while the gallant hero of Tippecanoe and the
Thames, was undergoing the toils and dangers of a frontier
war, opposed by a blood-thirsty and savage foe.
Resolved, That the man, who for sinister motives would
so hnsely slander a public benefactor, deserves this public
censure. And wc rail upon nil reflecting and good citizens
to judge the tree by its fruits, compare Gen. Harrison's life,
public nnd private, Willi that of Martin Van Huren; the
Whig party with that of the Van Burcn party,and the prin
ciples they advocate, and wc shall rejoice at Ore conclusion
thv will arrive at.
Resolved, That the above resolutions bo signed by the
Chairman and Secretary, and he published.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
JOSIPII O. BOYD, Secretary. *P
CIB EH.- 10 bbli. "TIPPECANOE CIDER,'a euperior
article. Receited and for aale by
ap!3 4t No. 3 Pratt it. between Oay 8t Kred'k,
Correspondence of the Pilot.
NEW YORK, April 28, 1810.
Great complaints arc made in our city, and with much jus
tice, of the inefficiency of the police department, and never,
within my recollection, have so many glaring outrages been
committed as at present. Mr. Mayor Varinn is so much ela
ted with the success of his re-election, that lie seems to have
lost sight of the important fact, that in all large cities, some
attention is to he paid to the protection of the persons of its
inhabitants, against the outrages of the immense number of
rowdies by which such communities are always infested.
On last Sunday morning, a party of gentlemen loafers, who
inhabit Broadway, in the vicinity of the "Astor House" and
the "American Hotel," took occasion to get up a batt'e
among themselves, which was accompanied as usual, with
a due quantity of oaths and every description of obscene
language. Some of the party were so much injured as to be
left insensible in the street. And during the fracas, a female
who was passing at the time, was outrageously abused. She
was seized by one of the party, who threw her clothes over
her head, and then beat her severely. And where were the
watchmen? where the police? Echo answers, "where?"—
They were among the missing, probably reposing in their
beds. A few evenings since, a very respectable lady was
proceeding from a street In the upper part of the city, to visit
an acquaintance in a neighboring street, when she was gross
ly insulted and abused; and but for the interference of a
servant girl, who was with her, and who put the assailant to
flight, she would have been greatly injured. The girl called
the "watch," but the wateh was silent, or, at least, did not
make his appearance. So miich for good government, under
the administration of the Mayor of the destructives.
Very little business has been done in the stock market, to
day. with the exception of N. American Trust, and that waa
rather brisk, and closed at an improvement of 1 per cent.
Sale? of Exchange on Philadelphia at 945; on Baltimore,
94$ a 95.
New York, April 28.
$3250 Corporation Bonds, 1839, 100
SIOOO Ohio sixes, 99
00 IT. S. Bank, 74J
435Sh&ies N. A. Trust and Bk'g. Co. cash,
350 " do. do. next week, 44$
75 " do. do. 30 days, 44$
MONDAY, MAY 4, 1840.
The following gentlemen have been appointed As
sistant Marshals. They are directed to meet on
Horseback at "North Bend," on Monday morning
next, the 4th of May, at half past seven o'clock pre
The uniform for the Marshals will be black hat,
dark dress coat, white pantaloons, white gloves, and
blue silk sash, with rosette on the shoulder
Joseph J Parrott John G Proud Jr
Francis T. McKinley Wm P Stewart
A B Chamberlain J B Owens
Alexander Owen Andrew E Warner Jr
James Williams John N Millington
Thomas Bruff R H Coleman
John Henderson Joseph C Manning
S Bratt A W Bradford
i Levi James Jr. James L I) Gill
C C Egerton, Jr AC Ludlow
Ignatius Abell Thomas li Morris
David Montsarrat Samuel J Pentz
William Hope James Goll
Hu Humphreys Lewis Klockgether
Adam L McLean J H O'Donnell,
John A Reeves James Jones
Charles Mask C H Armistead
Will iam Peduzi A Gould Jr
G W Krebs Hu Cunningham
J M Hall William Callow
Benjamin C Buck Robert Weir
Thos C Monmonier William Leary
Samuel Harris, Jr Phillip Littig, Jr
Thorndick Chase Jr. Thomas I) A (lard
J G. Boggs Neilson Poe.
Alexander Gaddes S G W Teackle
Andrew Ray, A J Bouldin
James A Henderson Francis Barker
George P Kane O Horsey, Jr
William Itea John Creamer
J G Barnes John Loekerd
Joseph Pearson, Jr Charles S Boarman
Z Turner, Jr Robert Butler
Francis McGinnis Thomas G Pitts
Joseph B Thomas James Hooper
Joseph Kreager, Jr J Nevitt Steele
Thomas W. Jamieson Richard Duvall
B Crane Wm M Chesnut
Charles Myers, Thomas Mullen, Jr
Win. M Petherbridge, George W Brown
William N Baker Robert Lawson, Jr
Charles Worthington, Jr William Sherlock
Elias T Griffin Robert Spedden
Gerard J. Hopkins C P Durham
T. W. Jay, David Cushing,
Frederick Megenhardt. James Murray,
Edward Weber. David Steuart, Jr.
M. Benzinger, Edward Mitchell,
John Ashbaugh, James Hooper, Jr.
Otis Spear, Edward G. Dorry.
Samuel K George,
To be holden on ihe Canlon Grounds May 4th
The CHIEF MARSHAL announces the following
as the places where the Delegations to the Con
vention will assemble pieparatory to the forma
lion of the Procession. The several State Dele
gations will be formed by their respective Mar
shals, in the order in which they are here stated
eight abreast —at 8 o'clock A. M. precisely, at the
following places, viz:
1. The New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania and Delaware Delegations on
North Cove street —right resting on Baltimore
2. The Maryland, District of Columbia, Vir
ginia and North Carolina Delegations on South.
Cove street —right resting.on Baltimore street.
3. The South Carolina, Georgia, Vermont,
Tcnnesse, and Kentucky Delegations on North
Pine Street —right resting on Baltimore street.
4. The Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana and Missis
sippi Delegations on North Pearl street —right
resting on Baltimore street.
5. The Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri,
Michigan and Arkansas Delegations on North
Greene street—right resting on Baltimore street.
G. The Tippecanoe Clubs, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
and the several German Tippecanoe Clubs,
on North Paca street, right resting on Baltimore
7. The Tippecanoe Clubs, Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
12. on South Paca street, right resting on Balti
more street.
8. The President and Officers of the Baltimore
city Delegations—the members of the Sub
committee of arrangements—the invited guests
—the Plarrison Convention of Baltimore city,
and the Central committee on Baltimore street,
right resting on Cove street, extending westward
9. Such citizens as wish, to unite in the Pro
eession, will join the clubs of their respective
wards, and citizens of other States wishing to do
so, will unite with their State delegations.
10. It is urged upon all to be punctual in as
sembling at 8 o'clock, so as to enable the Proces-
Sion to move at the appointed hour.
1. President and Officers of the Baltimore City
Delegation—Sub-committee of arrangements—

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