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T. AUetl T ant 2\l. BïaAïoïA.—-T?ïiï\teAai\iM?\ib\vs\vedl)^îl. ToTtex &Son, JCo. 91, ÎMorket-Stieet, Wilmington.
WESD&lf September 18, 1827.
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From the Delaware. Gazette, iVov. 1,
"Of all the gentlemen named, Gen. Jackson ap
pears to us to be the most oiuf.gtionable. That he
is a man of energy, tin one will doubt ; but we think
that, in a Chief Magistrate of the l'. States, too much
energy is extremely dangerous ; an ! we have seen in
the General such a DISREG ARD fur the insti
tutions of the country, such a disposition to place
himself above its laws, and such, AX J.VCLfXA
OTHERS when they stood in competition with his
earn interest or feelings, as should render the r.iti
/ens of the United States very cautious about pia
I ring him in the fitst office within their gift."
the Delaware (jazette, June lu, 1324.
f Hie (Venera) (.laekson) in
mav serve to show
" A reference to the commet
e case of Arbothnot an ! Amhris
what estimation MM holds the tiecisinns ot aCourtMar
i'ts, WHEN'
racers of I
ill), i
uni that ilie failure of such a tribunal to tree sentence
tramo an ubj tea of displeasure. IS NO PREVENTA.TIVE
ACi.MNST THMIRPUNISUMEN P. when Mènerai .hielt -on
possesses the POWER, and entertains a wish to inflict it."
well as the
Civil C
From the Delaware Gazette, An:
17, 1821.
" As vve conceive that there is not the most re
mote probability that either General Jackson or Mr.
Clay will succeed to the office, (of President) it
would be waste of time and room to dwell at length
ou the reasons which form our objections to them ;
out vve mav remark, as we pass
'■■Her, am mat, milk us, to an INSUPERABLE OB
executive chair of the nation,
should be extremely cautious in elevating a military
leader to a high and important station, however ami
able he may he in his manners, and pacific in his
dispositions ; arid none but those possessing the
most exalted qualifications, and those of the most pa
cific kind, should ever be THOUGHT of for the
"dice ; but ho, whose greatest recommendation IS
that the HASTY'
IONS of the for
Mien th°y stand in the way of the Accom
plishment of a favorite measure, though of doubtful
propriety, should tie avoided as a MORE DAN
GEROUS MAN than one who is au OPEN and
BECLVRED l'OE to our cuuutry and our fiber
lies!!!" —
From the same paper of February 1, 1825.
"In consequence of a concurrence of fortuitous
circumstances, the employment, of means to operate
upon the passions of mm in violation of their
son and judge ■eut and the basest political eontrioan
'~es it, has cVoiceJ that gen. Jackson is highest in
' They [the Framers of the Constitution]
intended that the Members of Congress should be
j thus confined in their choice ; and all that has been
> said by the advocates of Genera! Jackson upon this
subject, is only an evidence of their own weakness
and wickedness ; and notwithstanding the Members
"* Congress have been threatened with the use of
SYVORDb AND MUSK.E L\S against them, if they
ven tured to do otherwise than elect General Jackson,
' ve , (lu . n( ) t , doub ' 1 ', at they will do what they believe
to be right ; and they will draw their conclusions
respecting their duty from premises very different
from those which have been laid down tor them bv
From the Delaware Gazette, Oct. 15, 1824.
" Considering Mr. Crawford (a Democrat) as the
Federal candidate ibr the Presidency, in this State,
we have corne to the determination of supporting
him as suck, and cannot consent to his being oppos-,
ed in our columns."
From the Delaware Gazette, Sept. 11, 1827.
"The Presidential candidates are DEMOCRATS;
and the contest between them is no concern of the
Federalists as a pjtrly."
» -
From the Lynchburg Virginian.
MR. SENATOR RENTON.—Perhaps no man
in this country of so little private worth and politi
cal integrity as the records of the country prove
Mr. Benton to he, has risen to such an exalted sta
tion in the public councils. Like Gen. Jackson, in
his youth a brawler, disposed always to "court dan
ger for danger's sake," lie was certain to be cn
j gaged in all the disputes of his neighborhood. It
was the affinity of disposition, producing an opposi
tion nf interests, between him arid Jackson, which
led to their celebrated street light in Nashville in
1813. That gross outrage, however, might bave
been pardoned by the public, in consideration of
the hot blood and inconsiderateness of the two youths,
tin oldest of them not being more than fifty four,
if it were not that age itself did not cool the passions
of the. far fumed Senator from Missouri against the
rival of his juvenile years, until interest came into
back its sober dictates. As soon as the Senator dis
covered that the people of this country, like those
of all the Republics which preceded it, were swiftly
running after the car of a military chieftain, prepared
to bind themselves and their posterity to its wheels,
even though their enthusiasm should slay them, he
wisely and honestly too (no doubt) forgave the hand
that had aimed a pistol at his heart and plunged a
dagger in his body ! This forgiveness however, must
have been the. effect of Cliristnin charity. (Col. Ben
ton being as pure and meek as his satellite, Duft
Green himself,) since we have never heard of the
slightest apology being offered to him for the attempt
on his and his brother's life by the pious Hero oi
Orleans and his myrmidons.
In cnmplianco with the request of a correspon
dent, we republish some of the sayings of the wise
man of Missouri, respecting the honest man ot Ten
nessee : and vve must be permitted to say that eith
er the wise man or the honest lias undergone a most
wonderful change since these " sayings " were indi
ted—which of them we leave the public to say. I'or
our own parts, we believe that they both are now,
as tiiey were then, the wise man determined to take
that side which puls most money in his pocket, & the
honest man equally resolved to trample down all op
position L his ambition, and not only at his " fireside"
but at Ilarrodshurg and Robertson's Springs likewise.
But, let ns see what Senator Benton said of his dear
friend, the General, not directly after their street
fight, but after the General had become a candidate
for the Presidency—when age had cooled with its
frosts the tires of youth, and when frequent personal
contact no longer interrupted the peaceful tenor of
their lamb-like disposition : The following is the
friendly description which Mr. Senator Benton gave
of General Jackson's early career in life, ft is truly
a graphic sketch, and no one after reading it can
wonder that Mr. Benton supports Gen. Jackson for
the reason that such a man ought to be supported :
" The first conspicuous act of his (Jackson's) fife,
in Tennessee, may be found at the race ground and
the cock fight. At such places, for many years,
even up to the period of his joining the army, he
was a leading and conspicuous actor—And it is a no
torious fact, that he was scarce known to leave a
race ground, without having participated in an aftray,
hole fife has been a
point to a single
ay at least a quarrel. 1 lis
scone of confusion, and no man can
day in which he.was not at open and violent enmity
with some individual : nav, most, of the time, with
numerous individuls, in public and private life : not
political differences, nor ordinary misunderstand
ings ; but quarrels of the most violent, rancorous and
deadly nature."
We beg our readers to peruse this extract, and
particularly that emphatic sentence of il. which says
that he was a conspicuous actor at. race grounds and
cock-fights "even up to the period ot his joining the
army ;" and was " scarcely ever known to leave
the race ground without having participated in an
affray, or least a quarrel." Now, who can wonder
that Mr. Benton is in favor of him for Presdent ?
No doubt all his quarrels were the effect of his
peaceable disposition —just as DonQuixotte's chival
ry was the effect oi' his sanity ! Whenever he
doubled his fist, or cocked his pistol, or unsheathed
his dirk, it was doubtless done to prevent battle and
bloodshed. Aye, even
a sheep, or cutting a man's throat, vve could prove
by oath on Holy Writ, that in the first case, betook
the sheep to prevent some other individual from
if he were caught throttling
committing a crime, and in the second, cut the man's the
throat to prevent his committing suicide.—so deeply
imbued is he with the milk of human kindness !
We have thus seen Gen. Jackson's private char
ncter drawn by his dear friend Benton, himself the j
pink of —(vve are at a loss for a comparrison)—shall i the
we say— lawyers? No ; for his clients says he puts j
their money m his pockets— Soldiers? No; for tor
though a Colonel during the war he was always so un- o
lucky that he could never reach a field of'battle— in
Legislators ? Yes, at last we have hit on it : for as
legislation is a species of double dealing and cheat
ing.a ul involves a complication ofwliat men ca 1 vit es, to
we may say he is the pink of Legislators. Now. let of
us see what tins pink says of Gen. Jackson's political
character !
" General Jackson is a man whose military and
political talents have been vastly over-rated; he is
one destitute of the necessary qualifications to v the
chief magistracy—violent and rash in his measures ;
vindictive and unsparing in his resentments, and un
satiable in his revenge—a man who by fortuitous
circumstances', has been elevated to a rank for ed
which lie never had been designed hy nature or ed
ucation, and whose elevation to the presidency,
might be considered n step towards the dissolution
of the Union and the establishment of a monarchy."
We should scarcely deem it possible that friend
ship could have gone farther than in the proceeding
two extracts, if we had not luckily met with a third.
The extracts above were written before Senator
Benton was a Senator : Listen to what he said after
he was elected to the office which he now dignifies
and adorns.—At a meeting of the people of St.
Louis, he remarked, " If he ('General Jackson)
sliall be elected President, he would surround him
self with a pack of political bull dogs, to bay at all
who dare oppose his measures, For Myself," (listen
to the Colonel, how valiantly he talks,) "/'or myself.
/ cannot think of legislating with a brace of pistols in
,„U beit, I shrill in the event of the election of Gen.
Jackson, resign, my seat in Hie Senate' as every inde
pendent, mini mill hove to do,or risk his life avd honor!"
So said Col. Benton ; and now Col. Benton, forget
ting fas a patriot should do,) the former deadly an
iinosiiy existing between himself and Jackson, is in
favour of electing his ancient and imolicable enemy
n» the Presidency. Is not the motive seen through)
Clearlv. Col. Benton is tired of public life, in the
fi st place, lie has long wished to retire from ils
strifes and heart burnings ; but his constituents,
(kind souls!) like the greasy mob of London will
> ,- • / • , r • . ft,
owe lum into service.: he therefore wishes ben
- 17, i * i * i w </ • » l; q
era! Jackson elected, that he may " resign his
. . o , ,j J ,
seat in the Semde and adduce ,,s previous pledge to
do as lus justification. Besides being a peace, b y
disposed gentleman, he does not like to eg.sb.te
brace of
.... ...... .t.. !
event oi his '' resigning his seat in the Senate
never entered his head.
(however he might like to tight) with a
pistols in iiis belt," which lie thinks, (and so do vve)
will he necessary if Jackson should be elected Pre
sident. There is some-thing savage in such a course,
and would remind one of the revolutionary scenes
of France, when the military trampled at will
upon the civil power. Such no doubt, are the se
cret motives winch influence Col. Benton to support
General Jackson for the Presidency. We daresvvear
the idea of an embassy to a foreign power, in the
From the National Journal.
in f. vote of Missouri— that the strength ot ,
the Administration in Missouri is sufficient tose
sure the electoral vote of the state lor Mr. Adams.
at the next election we have never seen the least
reason to doubt. Dtere are individuals, indeed,
who pretend to foresee a different result, and who
holdout that General Jackson will inevitably obtain
the vote of the state ; founding the assertion on the j
fact, that col. Benton was re-elected. It is ver . v
well known to all who are acquainted with the state
ot public opinion in Mi-siouri. that the re-election
of Col. Benton was in opposition to the wishes ot
the people ; and it is openly asserted, that the sue
cess of col. Benton was brought about by intrigues
and corruptions, (of which the colonel affects to
have an instinctive and unconquerable horror,)
which seduced a majority of the legislature from the
allegiance which they owed to their constituents—
On ilie subject of the election of col. Jienton, and
the. electoral vote of the state, we make the following
extract from the Missouri Republican of the 23d
ult. :—
" If the Representatives from this county had
voted ns the senators did, ami the people wished,
col. Benton knows well lie would noi now have any
cause of exultation.
" 'Ve are also among those who believe, that the
vote of this state will not he given to General Jack
son. This, we are confident, would be the result
if the election were held to-day, and wc know, ce.-j
tainlv, that the administration is daily gaining
friends in every part of the state, while we know of j
but one man who has changed in favor of General j
Jackson and the Combination, ami l '. is
rSÄk^nÄS fur KÄ!"
at the election in 1828. In a word, we confidently i
anticipate a triumphant majority of the votes of the :
people of this Mate in favor of John Quincy Adams, i
and vve speak advisedly on this subject. j
" Quere —Will Col. Renton, or any body for him. ;
bet the amount which he received from the treasury |
of the United States,under the name of compensation
for attendance and mileage as a member ol the se
nate, at the session of 1824-5, against what hisser
vices were really worth, that General Jackson gets
the vote of this state ?
In order to render the closing " quere" intelligi
ble to our readers, it mav be necessary to state, that
the sum drawn hy Col. Benton, from thepubUc trea
sury, fur his attendance in the United States senate
and mileage, at the session commencing on the 6th
day of December, 1824, and ending 3d ot March,
j 1825, and for attendance at an extra session from
i the 4th to the Sltli oi March, 1825, was 23,302 40;
j while the sum drawn by Mr. Barton, the other sena
tor from Missouri, fur the same attendance, was
o nly g!,683 20 ; making a difference of 21,619 20,
in lavor of Mr. Benton. If the public received, in
the services of Col Benton, an adequate considera
tion for this extra charge, why then, there is nothing
to be said against it. if not, what are we to think,
of the sincerity with which OoJ. Benton mourn» over
the prodigal expenditure of the public money, and
anathematizing those who draw from the public trea
sury the legal remuneration for their services ?
It may not perhaps be unprofitable toexaminc the
votes and proceedings of the Convention which tram
ed the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, and
make extracts therefrom, in order to ascertain by
the practice of General Jackson, as a Legislator,
how well that practice accords with the professions
and declarations of dis trierids
"From the "Journal ot the Proceeding* of a
Convention began and Holden at Knoxville, on the
11th day of January It 96, tor the purpose of form
ing a constitution, or torm of Government for the
permanent government of the people."
The members Iront Davidson county to said Con
vention were John M'Nairy, ANDREW JACK
BON, James Robertson, ihomas Hardiman and
Joel Lewis. .
"" 1 uesday, January 12th, 1/96. On motion of
Mr- Robertson, resolved, that there be appointed a
in committee of two members from cacR county to
d™*« « constitution, &c. and Messrs. M'Nairy and
Jackson were appointed on said committee for the
county ot DavnUon. (bee pa$e 6.)
"Monday, February 1, 1796. Mr. Doherty
moved and seconded by Mr. Roan, that the tollow
in »"ghe inserted as a section of the constitution : ^
po son who publicly denies the beuTg of a God, and
«J""™ «égards and punishments, or the Divine au
thontv ot the Old and New-1 estants shall hold
ils "*tf 111 tl ' e .« v ' l department ot tins State,
which vyns agreed to.--(See page 27.)
, hen movedandwassecondedhyMr
Mitchell, that the words k4 or the divino autnont v ot
. , XT , r . , , . v. ,
q the wu and New-1 esrament" be struck out, which
his . . . . ,
, was objected to : whereuiMin the veas ami nays were
to -w | urb Dnhertv. and seconded-by Mr.
y s C la' r k, and are as'follows :
Messrs. M'Nairy, Jackson, &c
of ^ ^ Greenwa ^ &c
Tiiis motion did not prevail, though General Jack
son voted for it." (P. 17.)
three wit
From the Baltimore Chronicle.
But three days afterwards, to wit :
•• Un Thursday, February 4, 1796. Mr. Rhea
moved, and was seconded by Mr. Claiborne, that
the same words nr the authority of the Old and
New-Testament, in the 2d section of the 8th Arti
cle be stri ck out which was agreed—whereupon the
yeas and nays were called for by Mr. Doherty, and
6 t . corll Jc(l by Mr. Galbreath which are as follows :
Yeas, M'Nairy. JACKSON, Robertson, Hardi
man, Lewis, Berry. Henderson, Cocke, Mitchell,
Outlaw. Clairborni, J. Shelbv, Walton, W. Doug
, ag9> Slllltlli ßivan, Buckcnham. Ford, Fort, W.
p rince> Handby) Carter and Stewart—27
N Mesïrs . Craig, Greenaway, Black, Glass,
H()USt " on) Frazier, Brooks. Rankin, Galbraith, Ba
ker _ NrMinn . Anderson, Doherty, Roddye, Roan,
Rutlelt „ e< Gammon, White. Adair, Crawford, Tip
^ ant [ Baylor_2b." (See P. 32.)
An( , sn j he 9a id words were stricken out, and
Then the residue of the section of the 8th article,
read a8 fuUovvs . ,. N() persim who pu bUcly denies
t | ]g be j n „ 0 f a God a nd future rewards and punish
ment hold anv office in the civil department
ol thiä Stat e."—Whereupon Gen. Jackson made the
full()vvi mt , t ion to wit :
Friday. February 5tli. It was then moved by
Ml -. Jackson, and seconded by Mr. Mitchell "that
tl)e 2(1 S( , ction 0 f t ) le 8t |, Article be struck out—(to
wit t(le oj section as aforesaid) which was negativ
From the National Jnteldgcncer.
T , c «„„„j,
Genera Philip Reed, ^ ^rv an , ^
fished, ,n the 1 ahi.nore Chronide. a le te., in reply
S'»»* remarks in that paper, « which he makes
j the following assertion .n regard to the order tor
j shooting the dtsei eis a j , , ,
StT^iven by Gen. Washington, himself,
CoL Henry Lee, of the Virginia fine to make
i examples upon the spot, of all deserters taken go
: ing to the enemy.' f he question, with whom dm
i order originated, does not appear tob.aa.J,
j "»ce the case o the Reyolut.onary war has m, ana
; K'V «> tlurt of the m.litia-men during Je late^ war
| Had any of General Jackson's soM.ersbeed caught,
^ ^ 'Orican J, ' f,;
enemy, no one wouiu e'erm , . .
»hooting them on the spot. Bot tj««*« » ■
'«re shot for gcnti^Aome, (not deserting to the
me) when they believed that their term ot servie
expired, and when, as itn o Y v^i.-vp i«Eb
gal term of service had AC IT ALLY LaLJKLli
On motion of Mr. Rhea the word " publicly
stricken out.
On the foregoing 1 leave my readers to draw their
own conclusions. REMEMBRANCER.
The Editor of the Gazette will please copy the
above in his paper.
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