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l- HERALD OF
VOL. 2. N 0.19.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY,
JAMES ATKINSON,
PUBLISHER AND PROPRIETOR.
Orrice, corner of "Thames-street and Sher
man's wharf, a few doors south of the Brick
Market. jij~Entrance first door down the wharf.
DRY GOODS,
J()IIN F. TOWNSEND has just received
from New York, a supply of
NEW and FASHIONABLE GOODS,
amonyg which are—
Saperior English ginghams of new style, also
calicos.
Elegant French musling,
English and French mourning ginghans,
Pongees, silks for dresses,
Elegant funcy hdkfs. a great variety;
Irish sheeting, linens,
Superb cloths, cassimeres,
Gireen barege aud green gauze veils,
Real sil bobbinet lace veils,
Wide black bombasin, crapes, &e.
A great variety of goods to equip children for
Election.
Lace footing, wide bobbinett lace,
Black lasting; bl E nglish camblet, very fash
onable for men’s wear.
A L 8 O—a great assortment of superior Me
rino Shawls.
T'he above with a great variety of GOODS not
enumerated, will be sold at prices which cannot
fail to be satisfactory april 13
PAPER HANGINGS,
5,000 ROLLS,
FRENCH PAPER HANGINGS
FAST COLOURS,
ELEGANT,-—LOW PRICED,
AND CHEAPER
Than ever before offered.
FOR SALE BY
JAMES HAMMOND. ‘
Newport, May 11.
TEETH.
DO("I’. MOORE will attend to filling, filing,
dressing and various other operations on
the TEETH, on Tuesdays, ‘T'hursdays, and Satur
days, between the hours of 8 and 12 a. w. at his
othce, No. 93 'Thames-street.
TEETH,
At all times extracted in the mnost careful manner,
and instruments are provided for removing the
roots of such as are too much decayed to admit of
extraction in the ordinary mode, and for cutting
them level with the jaw, when this operation is
necessary. June 30th. |
COMPOSITION
Yeast, &c.
THIS almost indispensable article in families,
is manufactured by the subacriber, warrant
ed of the first quality, and can be obtained fresh,
daily, by application‘at his Variety Store, head
of Gardner’s whart, where a general assortment of
GROCERIES, LIQUORS, WINES,
TEAS, CORDIALS, §C. '
may be obtained on the most reasonable terms.
FOR SALE, Percussion and flint Guns, |
double and single barrelled; cylinder gunpowder, !
(a superior article;) Duponts FF do.; 20,000 Per
cossion Caps; buckshot and balls of different sizes;
patent shot, powder tlasks, double and single shot
belts, §c. {
He has also inade an arrangement with a Tlouse
in Boston, importers of guns and sporting appara
tus of every description, and can furnish gentlemen
with articles in that line, at a short notice, at the|
Deston prices; and guns of any quality, from §35
to $l5O each. |
§C 7= For the accommodation of gentlemen, and
wisiters to this Island, he will keep a good assort-|
ment of FOWLING PIECES to let by the day, and
will furnish equipments necessary for sporting. |
Seeond hand Guns, Watches, &c. bought and
sold—on hand, a lot of Jewelry, musical Instru-|
ments, &c. &c. i
iIc”RESTORATIVE BEER.
This cool and refreshing beverage, free from
pernicious drugs, can be obtained at all tines, by!
the glass, bottle or dozen. Of its quality, call and
judge for yourselves.
N. B. A quantity of old lumber, consisting of
Boards, Joist, I'imber, &c, for sale cheap for cuh.:
NOTICE EXTRA.
I am under the necessity of calling upon all per-.
sons who are indebted to me, either by Note or
Book account, the same being of more than one
year's standing, unless settled previous 1o the Ist
of August next, will after that date, find their ac
counts in the hands of Wm. Exnis, Fsq. for col-
Jection.
june 23d. .
250 loaves of Double and Single
Refined Sugar,manufactured
by Canby & Lovering, and Lex Canby
& Lex—Philadelphia.
For sale at NE\\"I‘UN’S.
NO. 150, Tuames-st.
| BOOTS & SHOES.
" CO-PARTNERSHIP FORMED.
DAVIS K POTTER,
Jt the Old Stand of Joun W. Davis,
100,
; THAMES STREET, |
'HAVE just retarned from New-York with a’
L& superior selection of stock of the first qual
ity, for the purpose of manufacturing Ladies, Gen
tlemen’s, misses and children's BOOTS AND
SHOES, in the most fashionable style, by the
tirst rate workmen. ‘l'hey are confident the satis
faction heretofore received by old customers at the
estublishment (No. 100) will induce them still to
continue their patronage. ‘
Having the ussistance of Mr. Potter in the esta
blishment, every attention will be paid to all those
who wish for the first style of Boots & Shoes,
made to measure on the newest fushion lusts,which
they have just received from New York. ‘They
have on hand an extensive assortment of Ladies,
Gentlemen’s, and Misses boots and shoes of every |
degcription, usually culled for in a shoe store, of
their own manufactoring. Also a number of
cases of the above articles, which they hought
for cash in New York, and are determined to sell
them as low as at any other store in ‘Town, t
| They keep constantly on hand the following
articles, viz: f
Black and colored last-32Grain’d upper leather,
ings, i @lilupk and buff’ buck
Russia sheetings, i skins,
No. 2 and 3 nibbons, @lllnck and colored mo-
David’s best galloons, @ rocco,
Binding silk, @ Black and colored kid,
Rilk and cotton braid, Goat skin bindings,
Silk and cotton boot 5 Sheep do do.
cord, @ Linin-g skins,
Boot “'ehbing' e e () @) e
English shoe thread, @ Liquid Blacking,
lAmerican do do. @ Sponge do.
Calf skius, é) Box and post do.
Seal skins, Heel ball,
Horse skins, @Shoc brushes,
Curried goat skins, ¢ &e. &e,
| april 27, 1831
CHOICE and FRESH ARTICLES.
Just received via NEWYORK, by
HENRY POTTER, !
66, Thames-street, |
Family, western flour, @(‘hoice city hams, !
Hys=on tea, super c,\lru;/.\ Dried and smoked beef,
young hxsun dq‘v.‘ do. V Beef's tnngn.m-', dried; |
Old Jamaica spirits, @.\lesn corn fed pork—
St Croix do. and lard, j
Wines and cordials, 0 Butter, water and soda
Lemons and oranges, @ (;r:mkcm,- ‘
Box and basket prunes,@ Pilot bread, 3
Pure lemon syrup, 6>(iround pepper and pi-
Dried plums for tarts, @ ‘;m(;n!o. .
Dried apples, Madeira nuts, |
Box assorted candies, @ Filberts and alinonds, |
Best Cuba cigars, Pea nuts and tthmnutf, ;
Cristalized candy, @An assortment of nails,
Pure American mustard @ Bu_nch & muscatel rai-
Fresh cocoa shells, @ sins, in boxes and J|
Manilla grass mats, boxes; ,
Willow market baskets, @Sm:\'r'na & Malaga cask
Loaf, lump, and [email protected]:;:sms. RN |
sugars, Sultana raising, fresh;
Sperm candles & sperin @ Fresh figs and dates, |
oil, @ An assortment of spices,
Fresh sallad oil, @Currants—(iinger pre-
New rice, served.
Old Berkshire cheese, @smkcr'. GARDEN
Best Goshen butter, SEEDS,
Together with a varicty of articles not
enumerated. ap 27.
THE ESTATE,No. 144, Thames-st.
owned and improved by the subscriber,
in good repair. For terms &c. enquier
of PARDON WHITE.
Feb. 2, 1831, |
WILLIAM GOFF.
Jl)S’l‘ RECEIVED AND FOR SALE two
good SOFAS, Hair cloth spring seats, by
M. HALL.
june 23d.
FRENCH GOODS.
A FEW CASES THAT ARE
NEW,
ELEGANT,
FASHIONABLE,
are just opened and for sale at
; JAS, HAMMOND’S,
June 8.
'DOI.’BI.E and single Moss M A\TTRASSES |
for sale by M. HALL. ‘,()lfic'(-
NEWPORT, R. I. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1831.
SIGN OF THE
JORIN W, DAVIS,
JOIIN N. POTTER.
A FINE CHANCE!
'
! fl:
Hafl
i
A 8
ety )';.
jc»> FOR SALE,
SOFAS.
“ LIBERTY and UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE 1" —werusTEß.
AT B. H. WILBOR’S
VARIETY STORE, |
Broawp-sTrREET,
May be found the following articles, viz:
( { ROCERIES, teas, domestic goods, shoes, spi-
N ces, dye-stufls and settings, grain, salt, &e.
a variety of ploughs, cutlery; iron, tin, gliss, ear
then, stone,and wooden ware; utensils of hushand
ey of most every deseription; window pluss and
putty; Oils—sweet, castor, lamp and linseed; a
general assortinent of new
GARDEN and IHAY SEEDS,
from Shakers and others, warranted inferior to
none; brooms and brushes, vegetables, potatoes
by the quantity; pork, hams, cheeks, lard, &e.—
Meat and poultry in its season, Eggs by the dozen,
pail or barrel, as fresh as can be purchased; molas
seq by the gallon, keg, bbl. or hogshead.
Flour hy the barrel—batter and cheese by the
quantity,
N B, A daily supply of FRESH BUT
TER is contracted for, made by some of the
veatest dairy women on the island, and will be
kept constantly for sale by any quantity, in good
order, and for the lowest price.
All the above articles, with a great va
riety of others not mentioned, will be sold upon
terms the most reasonable and satisfuctory.
March 23, 1831,
NEW BOOCKS.
I'he Church Members Guide by J. A, James, A.
M.—edited by Rev. J. O.'Choules, Newport, 1
vol.
mitation of Christ by T'homas A, Kempis, 1 vol
edited by Rev. Howard Malcom, Boston.
The Saints Everlasting Rest, by Rev. R. Baxter,
T'he Christian Contemplated in a course of Lec
tures—hby Rev. W, Jay, 1 vol.
The T'ravels of T'rue Godliness by rev.Benj. Keach
revised and improved by Rev. Howard Malcow;
1 vol.
Memoirs of Howard the Philanthropist, by James
Baldwin Brown, abridged, 1 vol.
FOR SALE AT
W. Callahan’s Book-Store,
& CIRCULATING LIBRARY
ALE AND PORTER
BREWERY.
.
'l‘lll“. subseriber offers his STOCK ALE,
. warranted to keep through the summer, at
6 dollars per Barrel. e will continue to brew
Table Ale for family nse, through the season, at
1 I=2 dollar per 1-2 barrel, and 1 dollur per 10
gallon keg. Both sorts delivered free of expense
at any part of this town.
THOMAS EVANS.
Newport, May 18, 1831. |
SUMMER ARRANGEMENT
THE Boston, Taunton and Fall River Mail
3 Stage, leaves Newport every Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday at 5 o’clock, arrives at
Fall River at 8 o'clock—Dines in Sharon at 2 o’-
clock, and arrives in Boston at 5. Leaves every
Tuesday, "T'hursday and Saturday ut 7 o’clock—
dines in Taunton at 1 o’clock—arrives in Boston
at 6 o'clock. Stage books kept at Mr. Town
send’s. Fare to Fall River, $1; to Taunton,
&2: to Boston ¥3.
RETURNING—Leaves Boston every day at
5 o'clock—dines at Fall River at 2 o'clock—ar
rives in Newport at 6 o'clock. Books kept at
Shepard’s, Broomfield st.
I'he above line is connected with the New-DBed
ford stage, ut Fall River. Fare to New-Dediord
two dollars.
I'he Providence Mail Stage leaves Fall River
" o b 1 3
every "T'uesday, Thursday and Satarday at 11 o'~
clock. Fare two dollars.
Extra carriages furnished at any time, by apply
ing 0 SEABURY § TENNANT.
RUFUS B. KINSLEY, Agent,
June 8,
FOR PROVIDENCE.
Vl‘lm Steam-boat RUSH-LIGH'T, Capt. J. D.
ScorT, leaves Providence for Newport
every day, (except Fridays, on which day she will
lay by for the purpose of cleaning,) at 8 o’clock,
A. M. and returning, leaves Newport at 3 I’. M.—
On Sundays the boat will Jeave at 7 A. M. and
Newport at 4. M. Fare 50 cents each way.
tc 7 The Rusn-Ligur, has undergone a
thorough repair, and her speed considerably in
ereased. She has an experienced pilot, and every
attention will be paid to the comfort and accom
)modnlion of passengers.
July 14,
jr7 FOR SALE.
WAGGONS—CARTS, &e.
'l‘ HE subscriber has for sale one new, first rate
ox cart; one do. first rate horse cart; one do* |
first rate horse waggon;two good second hand horse
waggons. Likewise one good second hand chaise
lnd‘{mmesu. with a six year old horse, kind in har- |
nese. 'l'he above will be sold for cash, country pro-,
duce, or credit. |
ALSO—to let, a good stand for a shoemaker.
Terins, &e,—apply to
WM. D. STEWART,
April 27, Broad-street.
BROWN STOUT.
LONI)()N PORTER, of an excellent quali
ty, by the Cask or dozen, for sale at S.
NEWTON'S, No. 150, Thames-street.
307 Amarican PORTER, daily expected, at
reduced prices. June 30,
TO LET,
Possession given immedialely.
THE store lately oceupied by
Benj. H. Ailman. Enquire at this
may 11. !
MR. INGHAM'S LETTER
TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNI.
TED STATES,
New-Horr, July 26, 1831,
-~ Sir: I received on the 13th wst, a
letter from Mr. "Trist, of the 7th, post
marked the 9th) purporting to be written
by your direction, in answer to mine of
the 30th ult. "T'he same mail also brought
me the Globe of the 11th, containing, in
addition to the letter of Mr, I'rist, an ac
companying expose of the relation here
tofore existing between you and myself,
connecting the matter of this correspon
dence with circumstances alleged to have
occurred long antecedent to the date fix
ed by me for the origin of the feclings
which have led toit. This expose bears
the impress of your authority, not only
in the disclosure of topies, which could
only be known to yourself; but in a let
ter from your own desk, used to give
stronger color of probability to the points
insisted upon throughout the article. 1
cannot possibly do you injustice under
these circumstances, in referring to it as
A contemporaneous exposition of your
sentiments and feelings, and using the
light it furnishes to aid me in penctrat
ing the mysterious course of procecding
which has been directed against me, and
ftill seeks to destroy my reputation—the
only inlieritance I expect to bequeath to
my children. Thus impressed, 1 may
feel it to be necessary to address you
with more freedom than fastidions minds,
differently circumstanced, might deem
compatible with a proper respect for the
Chief Magistrate; but when such shall |
have unagined themselves in my situa
tion, they will then only be able to ap
preciate my feelings, and judge correct-|
ly of thisresort to the right of self defence.
I awm perfectly aware of the disadvan
tages of' my position in such a controver
sy; 1 have not a numerous body of per
sons impelled or prompted by interest or
tear, to appland whatever 1 may say or
do. My reliance is wholly of a ditfer
ent character; I have no agent or inter
est at command, except pen, ink, and
paper; no power but that which is derived,
from truth, addressed to intelligence and
virtue; and no claim to confidence, but
in my own humble character, and the
success of the demonstration I shall be
able to give of all that I may attempt to/
maintain. I have, however, a better o
pinion of mankind than to attiibute to the,
mass of those who may be considered as
dependent on you, a disposition to ad
vance their interest by means discredi
tuble to their integrity—many of them
are known to me to be incapable of such
a purpose.—Be this as it may, the histo-|
ry of these events will outlive your offi-|
cial power, and at the period which 1|
deem most desirable for the impress of a.
good name, there will be no motive to
do injustice to mine. I have never seen
an honest appeal, in a good cause, made
in vain to the disinterested judgment of
the American community; and forced,
against my will, into a conflict where [
have no choice but to sink under an op-]
pressive hostility, or use the means in
my power for my own defence, 1 must
meet the duty at whatever hazard. |
It distinetly appears, by the expose to
which I have alluded, that you have de
clared an unrelenting war against me,
by assailing my honor and integrity from,
the beginning of my official connexion
with your admimstration down to the,
date of your last public notice ofmy name.
It is the purpose of this communication,
which, to my regret, has been delayed
by indisposition, to review the several
imputations and charges thus promulga
ted, and conclude with a distinct reply
to your letter of the 7th instant, by Mr.
Trist. |
"These imputations and charges will be
found embodied in the tollowing syllabus
of your expose: it is therein alleged that
I accepted the appointment of Secretary
of the Treasury with a full knowledge
that Major Eaton was to be my col
league, and no soonai was my commis-’
sion safely in my pocket, than I joined
Mr. Calhoun’s friends to drive Major
Eaton out of the cabinet. That 1, in
effect, told you, that you had associated
in your counsels an individual who was
a blot upon your administration. That
you thought fit to overlook the implied
insult offered to yourselt, and sought on
ly to reconcile the difficulty in your cab
inet. It was made ostensibly, by those
originating it, altogether an affair of the
females ol their families. It was said
that, with regard to Major Eaton, they
entertained the best feeling, and could
unite, This was all you required. At
the succeeding session of Congress,
meetings of the friends of Mr. Calhoun
took place, with a view of addressing
you to remove Major Eaton, and Van
Buren was denounced—-arrangements
were made in Congress to embarrass the
measures of the administration in that
body. The Calhoun Telegraph and Tng
ham Sentinel evinced their disaffection.
The appointment of Baldwin was denoun
ced in advance. Remote editors, as has
THE TIMES
\been already proved, were sounded, in
‘the hope of bringing them out in opposi
tion to your re-election; and, finally, Mr.
Calhoun came out with a horrible plot,—
When the issue wes made with yourself,
vou found ydur eabinet divided, and an
entire re-organization was determined
on. Notwithstanding vou believed | had
taken sides with your adversaries, you
treated me with kindness to the last, and
gave e credit for my capacity and fidel
iy, Being the representative of Penn
sylvania, 1 was entitled to respect.—
Grateful to Pennsylvania for your elec
tion, vou were unwilling to mortity her
by letting her suppose that you wished to
put a mark of disgrace upon me, by de
siring e to retire from the cabinet,—
You, therefore, offercd me a position
quite equal to my deserts—but 1 thought
my interests and ambition would be bet
ter promoted by a warfare on you, and
gedulously sought some pretext on which
to found it. As an evidence of my seck
ing such a pretext, I took exception to
the form of an address in a note on busi
ness, in which you designated me as
“Acting Secretary of the Treasury.”—
That, failing in this, 1 sought in another
quarter some ground of quarrcl to carry |
with me to Pennesylvania, and, as a jus
tification of the hostility I meant to wage,'
I wrote Mr. Barry an angry letter, tel
fing him that 1 had head one of his as
sistants had said that the Depaitment
possessed a certain bond, which would
be held in terrorem to keep me quict.—
“T'hat, not being able to make any thing
out of this correspondence, I dropped it,
but remained at Washington, and kept
up such an intercourse with the editor of
the Telegraph, that, Major Eaton felt as
sured 1 was the prompter of the scurri-
Jous attacks on his wife, for which he felt
it due to himself’ to make a demand of
Mr. Berrien and myself; to know wheth-|
er we authorized the statement in that
print. That, when called upon, 1 refus
ed to disavow, and added insult, and
‘when threatened with personal violence,
[instead of appealing to the civil authori
ty, I called in aid certain persons, and
‘became mysell a threatener of the peace.
"That 1 had now accomplished my pur
‘pose, and made a pretext for something
'like a justitication in my meditated oppo
'sition to the President on my return to
Pennsylvania. That I made an outcry
‘about a conspiracy, and sought to involve
‘the friends of the President in it, as ac
cessaries. The expose concludes with a
declaration that it will be seen what
proof I will be able to bring in support of
‘my charges, and it will probably turn out,
like Mr. Calhoun’s plot of which it may
be considered an act; adding, that it will
‘be susceptible of no proof; and that the
public must take denials for confessions,
It will be perceived that these allegations
purport to give a concatenation of cvents,
commencing with my official connexion
with the administration, and terminating
with the day of my departure from the
‘seat of Government.
' It cannot be doubted, that it was in
tended by you to connect me with all the
transactions referred to inthis document;
“any other conclusion must be founded on
the extravagant supposition that 1 was
‘thus to be held responsible for the acts of
intlwrs, in which I had not even an im
plied agency. 1, therefore, have a right
ito regard this expose as avowedly made
for the purpose of presenting to the pub
lic eye the series of oflences which 1 am
alleged to have committed; that have led
to the embarrassment of your administra
tion, and the final dissolution of your
cabinet. It may be proper, however, to
observe, that 1 have framed in my own
mind, a division of the matter of this dis
cussion into two parts, which may be de
signutod by the terme otheial and unoth
cial. As to the former branch, regard
‘ing my duty to the country always para
‘mount, and its interests as requiring that
a proper confidence n relation to matters
“within the pale of executive councils
should be inviolably maintained as long
as it may be even tacitly enjoined by the
Chief Magistrate, 1 shall not advert to
such matters except when they have been
introduced by you, and then found in the
papers before me. As respects unoffi
cial transactions, I shall notice at this
‘time only a small part of what lies at my
disposal, and none mot immediately con
nected with the subjects referred toin
your expose. With these remarks, |
‘proceed to the unpleasant task of defend
ing my character against the aspersions
attempted to cast upon it by the Chu;f
Magistrate of the United States. This
has been irresistibly forced upon me at
the moment of my retirement from pub
lic service, and when, satiated with its
enjoyments and fortitied by vivid exper
ience against its allurements, I had fond
~ly cherished the hope of spending the
remainder of my days in the quiet of do
‘mestic life; out of the reach of the dis
turbing conflicts of political controversy.
| ) perceive, in the first of the alleged
| incidents of your expose, the hane which
WHOLE NO. 71.
'has poisoned the cup of your happiness;
and which, being thus spread before the
public, must tarnish the page of your
history, while history continues to carry
to future agee a true account of the acts
of public men. Having been, for the
lust two years, a close, and, for the most
part, a silent observer of the actors in the
varions scenes of the great drama of
State, in which you were the chief char
acter. | have carefully studied, not on
ly your own, but the characters of those
around you; and cannot easily be mista
ken in the considerations which charae
terized your leading unofficial acts, and
their bearing on the public interests.—
Much less could 1 be mistakon in the
facts which are now made the ground
work of your imputations against me, and
the evidence of discord which induced
the dctermination to reorganize your
Cabinet. 1 hesitate not to say, in the
face of all who are implicated; in the
face of the world, nay, in the face of
Heaven, that every allegation made, in
tended, or tending to connect me in any
one of your long hst of incidents, with a
design to insult you, or embarrass your
administration, or with any other of the
imputed designs, is destitute of the shad
ow, or shade of truth, I might close
this part of this communication here, by
insisting, as I have a right to do, upon
the production of the proofs of these -
puted plots and conspiracies, and of my
agency iu them, or that, as an act of
sheer justice, the charges should be
withdrawn as opeuly as they have been
made. But I cannot permit myself to
rest upon this ground alone, however
solid and immovable it must be. 1 must,
theretore, call your attention to some of
the most prominent points, and demand
the proofs more specifically, On what
ground am I charged with having “no
sooner than 1 got the commission safe in
my pocket, joined Mr. Calhoun’s [riends
in the effort to drive Major laton out of
the Cabinet?” T ask where is the evi
dence that Mr, Calhoun had any class
of friends who were not as devotedly
your friends; or that any object was en
tertained, which could be beneficial to
him and injurious to you? Or that any
persons under that designation, joined to
drive Mujor Eaton out ofthe Cabinet ?
And, lastly, where is the evidence, if
such a plot existed, that [ was privy to,
or an actorin it? Ifthe isolated circum
stances of the refusal of my family, with
my approbation, to associate with that of
Major Faton, be deemed evidence of
this charge, 1 freely admit that fact;
but you perfectly well know, whate er
appearance circuamstances now compel
you to give it, that the sole cause for this
refusal was based i the belief of the so
ciety in which she had always lived, as
to the character of his wife, and not in
any feeling of hostility or even unkind
ness to him, 1t was, however, known to
me, that two or three gentlemen whom [
had never heard designated by their
personal attachment to any political man
other than yourself, and who were known
to be among your best friends, did re
monstrate to you against the appoint
ment of Major Llaton to a seat in your
Cabiuet; and 1 also heard that they co
temporancously ; or at least two of them,
made known to him all they had said to
you. Their names are known to you,
and they can bear testimony to this fact.
T'wo of these gentlemen, the only ones of
whose purpose 1 had any knowledge at
the time, will, it their memoirs serve, for
I know them to be incapable of misrep
resentation, testify, that, so rfar from en
couraging their views, I endeavored to
reconcile them to the appointinent of
Major Eaton.—l will not now bring
their names before the publie, but will,
it desired, furnish them to you, that you
may satisly yoursell of the flagrant in
justice vou have done me in this respect.
Rut, in addition to this, what motive had
I to desire to drive Major Eaton out of
the Cabinet? We had been for several
years personally intimate and friendly.
I had formed a favorable opinion of his
disposition und general character; and,
notwithstanding all that has occurred, my
opinion as to these qualities at that time
is unchanged. In the absence of mo
tive, in the absence of facts and circum
siances, nay, iathe face of facts now
tendered to you, what is there in the re
lation between the highest officer of the
Government and the humblest citizen
which can justly preclude the latter from
the right oiJ demanding that a charge so
injurious to him shall be either proved or
retracted? It should now be understood
that this charge, thus shown tobe &
mere phantom, is made the “head and
front of my offending,” and the main
point upon which my reputation is assail
ed. You have professed to regard my
conduct in this Purticullr as bearing an
“implied insult” to yourself; whlf:h im
agined insult has been fostered in your
breast up to the present moment; and
constantly cherished, with its predispos
ing influence to give form and substance
to every other l%mdow which jealousy

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