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From the Mew York American, of Oct. it).
In reference to our remark on Thursday that her
Mr. G. C. Verplanck was. as we understood, the
authority upon which the Post re-asserted its under
— Weare authorize] and requested lo .tale that the
Mr. Verplauck has never made any assertion un tins the
subject, in or through the Evening Post, or any oth- ed
er paper. He was not in Congress at the tune ol
the election referred to, and has no personal know- turn
iedge respecting the transaction.
- VIr. Verplauck has never said the story was
told himby Mr McLane. He has observed. (in.pn- that
vate conversation,) that the statement made in the
Palladium, and republished in the Evening Post.
whatever its foundation might have been, derived
some corroboration from its agreement with the fact ly
of Mr. McLane having before going into the Prcsi -.
denlial ballot been requested by Mr Whiter to read wlm
a letter which might affect his ultimate vote, and
which Mr. McLane refused to see.'
.. From the JVew York American.
The slander concerning the pledge said to have
I) Con given by Mr. Adams to the federalists previous
to his election, which we have nailed to the counter,
as equally base and unfounded, is rc-atfinned in the
Evening Post, on the authority, as we understand, of
Mr. G. C. Verplauck, member of Congress, who
says the story was told to himby Mr. McLane, ol
Delaware. We have only to repeat what we before
said, that by whomsoever told, or by whomsoever
vouched for, it is utterly and entirely untrue. The
Philadelphia Palladium, from which the lie was
first copied, nom says, that the statement "was not
made without the sanction of a responsible naine."
When it first made it however, tbe names ol two
members of Congress were said to be. lett with the
Where are thev
editor as vouchers for its truth
? Have they shrunk from the responsibility ;
did the editor seek to give currency to the labri
catiou by the additional one, that it rested tor its
truth upon the authority of two members of Con
gress ? The public will have these questions an
From the Richmond Enquirer , of Oet. 19.
The Mew York American pronounces "upon the
highest authority ," (we presume, the President ol
the U. States,) the late article in the Philadelphia
Palladium, as "utterly untrue, and without the sha
Mr Bailey comes out, under
his own name, in the letter which we lay before our
readers, to deny any agency which lie is represented
to have had in the same transaction We entertain
no doubt of the truth of his statement. Indeed,
we never heard his name brought into question. All
that we did understand was, that Mr. Webster had
showed Mr. McLane a letter corrected by Mr.
Adams' pen, marking out the liberal course which
he was disposed to pursue towards the hederal par
ty. We had this statement upon such authority,
that it was impossible for us to disbelieve it. Howe
ver, as things now stand, we have put the matter
into a train of investigation—and we shall submit to
readers the result of our researches as soon as
foundation for the assertion,
Adams and Webster that the
ted: If there be any tiutil in
dow of foundation.
possible. If there be no
it is due to Messrs,
■error should be corn
tbe statement, it is due to the country to have it sub
From the
The Evening Post fabricates a detailed and cir
cumstantial story, (we say fabricates it, because,
though in the first publication of it, that paper refer
red to another in Philadelphia ; yet it is added,that
the facts had been long in its possession,) which t»
distinctly contradicted. Nothing daunted by the
•detection, it perseveres in the design uf imputing
baseness to Mr. Adams, and jin substance says—
"Well, if the story we told be not true, there is some
■other story that is." Now, without commenting here
upon the indecency, unfairness, and wrong, of such
a course, against a man, and particularly against
the highest officer of the nation, the representative
not less of its character than of its sovereignty, we
join issue here again with the Post, and say that it
is utterly untrue, that any story, that in any niuiiiiei
imputes to Mr. Adams a tampering, directly or indi
rectly, with any individual or individuals, for the
purpose of gaining their support to his election, has
the least foundation in truth. We use the language
in its broadest sense. To tbe proof, theiefore, ye
' calumniators !
Fsomtlie National Journal.
The Editors of the Richmond Enquirer, driven
into a dilemma in consequence of the gratuitous re
sponsibility they assumed in circulating the recent
slander respecting Mr. Adams and Mr. W ebster,in
forms us that they "have put the matter into a train
ol investigation," and promiseus the result "assoon
as possible." If our memory be faithful, these
Editors, when detected, took the same course re
specting the East Room. Then they pledged
themselves upon the same species of authority
now ; then, as now, they were shown to be either
ignorantly or wilfully guilty ol falsehood ; then,too,
they promised to inquire, arid give us the result,
Aml wliat did they dor Ihev admitted that they
had been most egregiously duped ; that they had
heen insul ted by the abuse of their columns by a
Member ot Congress ; they suffered the distinguish
cd individual to add to the first insult by making
them the vehicles of a lame apology, in which lie S
admiUed himself to have told a palpable untruth j
yet, after all, they could not reconcile it to their
ideas ofhonnr to surrender to the contempt it merits
the name of the individual who had thus grossly
abused their confidence ami lessened their reputation
and the standing of their party, by his violation ol
truth and honor. Will the public be satisfied
this occasion with a similar sneaking from the con
sequences of this new slander ? Is it to bpcome a
received maxim, that Editors may si itider the firs'
men of the country at will, and that a lame and
lukewarm acknowledgement of the falsehood, after
•it has worked its intended effect, shall .be deemed
satisfactory atonement ? It is easy to "understand
the process by which this calumny is to he "raduallv
diminished owav to oblivion. Wo already find that
the three Members of Congress on wnoso authority
.t was asserted, have dwindled away to " a responsî
Me name, " such authority that it was impossible for
us to disbelieve,'* See. and that it liastiren asserted I
that Mr. Verplauck was informed that Mr. Webster q>
did offer to show a letter to Mr. Me Lane, which ; us t
would turn his vote, but Mr. McLane would not seel- j
And on this slight ground the great slander has i ,| 1(?
been raised. But it seems an investigation is going] (,' ei
on, and we are to hear more ot it. Be it so. It a t
we do not hear promptly, we shall have more to say ftU(
of it ; and pretty loudly and frequently will we say (l( -
Sias : I have just seen in another Gazette, the ,,f
following paragraph, noted as an extract from the the
- Lvnchburg Virginian," viz :
• . . r . M- I ii auaire
W e state, as a fac with.n our own knowledge. - u
that. very recently, the sage and patriot ol Wont- »
pel, er expressed Ins deep regret at the course now
purstung by some ol the mostemme.it polmc.a.is of e
Virginia—I hat he reprobated it as sapping the '
foundations of her power and influence m the con
frrteracv, whilst, by a course of moderation and w>um
prudence, she might have won over a majority of
her sister states to embrace her principles-that he
defended the right of the natumal government, ^
under the Constitution, to impose a tariff of du
the etturae pataued by every admtbt.MU«« ...
the country, Ins own and Mr. Jefferson s mclud- ^
ed : that to call all he latent resources of the
country into action, and to give them such protec- wq
turn as circumstances might suggest, was one of the ^
principal reasons for the abolishment of the conle
deration system, which was found inadequate for »
that purpose, and the adoption of the federal const,
tution—and that the resolution passed by tue last
Legislature in relation to this subject was ex remely
unwise <5t impolitic. Here then, is a maneverlasting
ly quoted by the martexts of the constitution in this
-. State, who assisted to frame this instrument, and t
wlm was one of its earliest and ablest contempora
neous expounders, and who, in the exercise of h s
Executive duties, at a latter day, was called on to **
construe its provisions, who says that he is errone- °'
ously thus quoted—and that William B. Giles, that
dog in the manger, is fast hurrying his beloved Vir
giida to ruin and contempt. WeTigain repeat, that
what what we have here stated is of our own know
ledge, and cannot be contradicted."
Without being aware of the ground on which the
statement is alleged to be within the |>ersonal know
ledge of the editors, 1 think it proper to observe
that, as often happens in the report of the conversa
fions, there must have been some degree of inisap
prehension, or misiecollection.
It is true that I have not approved the proceedings
of the General Aassemblv of the state, which would
limit the powev of Cungressjoyertrade,'to regulations
having revenue alone for their object ; that i have,
in occasional conversations, been led to observe that
a contrary doctrine had been acted on, from the com
mencement of the Constitution of the United States
by the several branches of every adminstratlou uu
der it ; and that I regretted the course pursued
by tbe General Assembly, as tending to i pair the
confidence and cordiality of other parts of the Union
agreeing with Virginia in her exposition of the con
stitution on other points. In expressing these ideas
however, more respect has been felt for the patriotic
sensibilities of the Legislative body, and for the ta
lents and good intentions of members, personallv or
otherwise known to me to be particularly entiled to
it. than might be inferred from the tone of thepubli
cation. I must observe, also, that though it is true
that 1 have spoken of the power of Congress in its
enlarged sense, over commerce, as a primary and
known object in forming the constitution, the Ian
gunge of the statement is inaccurate, at least as be
itig susceptible of a construction embracing indefi
nite powers over the entire resources of the coun
Letter from E.r-President Madison to the Editors
of the Virginian, dated Montpelier, October 10,

I must presume that the expressions which refer. et
byname, to the governor of the slate, were not meant ne
to be ascribed to me ; being veiy sure that I could t
never have so far forgotten wliat I owed to myself, or
the respect due to him.
It is with much reluctance, Sirs, that I have had
recourse to these explanatory remarks withdrawn
as 1 am »from scenes of political ag.tatmn, by my
age, and pursuits more congenial with ,t. It is he
single instance of a communication from me to the
p -:; 0,1 a ."- v sub J ect connected with the existing
bt \vith'respect. JAMES MADISON. [!
To the editors of the Lynchburg Virginian.
Remarks by the Editors of the Virginian
The above letter, which we received yesterday
morning front Mr. Madison, needs no comment.—
We regret that we so incautiously worded our paras
graph as to leave room for inferences which we did
not intend to convey. We did not intend, for in
stance. that our readers should understand it to be
Mr . Madison's opinion that the General Gnvern
ment possesses "indefinite powers over the entire re
sources of the country ; for wedid not ourselves be
fieve that Mr. M. entertained any such sentiment,
VA e intended to confine our allusions to Mr. Madi
a son's opinions exclusively to the power of the Na
tioiml Government to lay duties on imports with
other objects than revenue. In this we are happy to
S ay we are sustained by our illustrious Ex-Presi
j dent,
Wc should equally regret that any individual
should suppose we intended to make Mr. Madison
express an opinion unfavorable to the " patriotic
sensibilities," "talents," or personal characters,
either of Mr. Giles, or those who sustained his re
solutions, at the last spssinn of the Virginia Legisla
ture. We have we feel too much solicitude for the
repose of Mr. Madison thus unnecessarily to place
hi:n in collision with the active politicians uf the day
even if we had been justified in doing so, by any
thing which we had heard as coming from him. But
on the contrary, we have always understood that he
studiously avoided acrimony in his remarks of pub
lic men : and if he speak of their errors at all,
speaks of them with that charity which belongs tohis
peculiarly benignant disposition.
The above, we presume, will he a sufficient an
swer to the Charlottesville Advocate,
From the Baltimore Patriot.
q> 11E jJorth American Review, for October, has
; us t reached us, filled, as usual, with articles of deep
j |lterpst t <> all classes of readers. The article on
,| 1(? debates, ike. at the conventions for adopting the
(,' ei | era | Constitution, m iv be very profitably read
a t this time, and no wheie more so than in Virginia
ftU( | , )t | )er states that practice upon the principles
(l( - w t, a tare appropriately termed - the Virginia doc
trines." The defects (if the old confederation sys
tem, which rendered the present constitution neces
sary, are pointed out, and shown to have been the
very restrictions upon the power of the General Go
vernment. which the Virginia School teaches, and
endeavors with so much industry to enforce. One
,,f ,he principal defects of the confederation, was
the denying to Congress the power to regulate com
merce, the consequence of which was, in the lan
auaire of the British Court as reported by Mr. Davie
- u »« a convention of North Carolina,-- thegovern
» ™ m#ke engagements but could not com
, - c „„, p ] v with them ," and they, the
e ! ^ C( Ud « derive greater profits
' S ,hen situation of our commerce than they
" expec t under a treaty and, said the British
w>um expt i .. a»ç nn%a , »I pm com
Court ' you ave > P ' „ -r.. gtates
f"'Xted thri/own commence had their tariff, and
^ duties,-just as the Virginia doctrines now
J rj ht t0 | 0 ,—which clashed
""j"ce In ,„J„ e fraiTe. Il »a.
^ ^ ^ gtMe Q f things t i iat Gen> Washington
^ Governor Harrison of Virginia in these
wq . whjc | l we h our Virginia friends will pon
^ wg| ( y q'he disinclination of the indivi
t t to v iel<l competent power to congress for
» 1 ' ' 1 * nment f their «„reasonable jealousy
of one ' another , am | , he disposition
. ( •pervade each, of being allwisc and
iuelt; wi ,' u if th 5e '
1 the system, beourdowu'all asanation.—
t , ' 3 k we have otmosed Great Britein, and have ar
at the presen state of peace and independen
s very iufl- purpose, if we cannot conquer our
to ** « -P * wi ' altin „ of the .; ropos ed
°' vl ' prejuuices. a a » p e I I
extension of the power of the General ^ve.n nen ,
Washington says, - I have no fears arising from h *
*<>urce in my mmd ; but I have many and powerful
ones, indeed, which predicted the worst c -
«P«"» from a half-starved limping government.
the that appears tote, always moving upou crutches,
and tottering at every step,
is not a
, -, -
From the United Slates Oazetle.
Adduction. It was stated some few days since
that a person named Addison Kilting, had dis-ap
peared from Mount Maria, near the narrows of the
LacLawaxen. The respectability of Mr. Ellting's
character, and his general domestic habits, created
much surprise at hi» unaccountable disappearance,
d is now stated that Mr. E. was met in Moria, on
the 23th ult. by a stranger, who requested to ask
him a t a particular tavern that evening, relative to
some business connected with a contract for work
the Delaware canal. After nine o'clock, he left
a store in which he had transacted some business,
w iih atl intention of proceeding to the tavern desig
nate d by the stranger. In crossing the Bridge
|, e W as accosted by a person who demandedjof him
whether his name was Eilting—he refused a direct
answer, when he was assailed, knocked down,
am j throwu into a large box, lying in a covered
wagon—it is said, such as are used by pedlars,
j,, this box, which was of dimensions to permit him
t„ s ',t up right, lie was confined twenty-three
Jay>, fed on bread and water, and permitted to
take the air only in the night, when it was dark
to distinguish with certainty the features of his
kidnappers. He was released from his confine
ment on tiie night of the 16 th instant, about three
miles from this city, in a very exhaused state, and
requiring careful and skilful medical aid. His pock
et b, m k, which contained about fifty dollars in mo
ne y ( aild some papers ot consequence, was not re
t unle( j to him. It is stated that there were three
persons concerned in the abduction—two wearing
coatees, and a third a surtout. One of the horses
wus dark colored, and the other grey,
We ^ iven the stury as it U now curren tly re
d without exaggeration. It is proper to add,
m ' eIltiuI1 is m "f e ot an attempt to compel Mr.
K „, t0 atteBt t0 tlie truth of Mr . t Morgan'! buok
^ ilnaginell fute of that pers „n was frequently
[! uut [' d as a P recedeat lur theusagewhichhesuf
eiei. _
In Pennsylvania districts where, six months ago,
it was rouniily asserted not fifty Adams men could
be mustered, the Jackson ticket has barely succeded.
It is in this light that those who look at the Pennsyl
vania election, must regard it—its progress in the
change, is interesting as it is rapid and certain ; and
every day's report confirms our former assertion, that
if the change should continue for the next year,
with the same rapidity that has distinguished it for
the last twelve months, the state of Pennsylvania
will give its electral vote for J. (j. Adams.
The Election in the state of New York, comraen
on the first Monday in November..
Messrs. Charles A. and Oscar Bradford, have
purchased the establishment of the Miners'Jour
nal, at Pottsville, Mount Carbon ; and will contin
ue the paper weekly, upon the same principles, and
with the same regard to internal improvement, with
which it has hitherto been conducted.
An administration meeting was to be held in
Washington, Pa. on Thursday, for the purpose of
electing delegates to the Harrisburg Convention for
nominating Electors.
"Respectfully represent the Growers and Manu
facturera of Wool in the Commonwealth of Massa
an chusetts, assembled in Convention at Boston, Octo
ber 17, A. D. 1827, that these great and important
"To the Honourable Senate and House of Repres
entatives of th* United States of America in Con
gress assembled:
interests of the country »rein a situation ofr.l
treme depression. The causes of this depression I
as well as the importance of these interests, and thj
absolute necessity of yielding them such lurtheJ
protection as to prevent their entire destruction !
have been too often illustrated and explained toymJ
honourable body to require any further illustrativ,]
by your memorialists.
At a numerous and highly respectable convfcntioj
holden at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on the thirtieth
day of July last, of the representatives of these'
great interests from thirteen* states of the union, 4
memorial was adopted to be presented to you ont|i B
state ot these.greut interests ; and an address to the
people of the United States adopted, fully showing
their importance and vital interest to the community
In that memorial,the Convention suggest such maj.'
ideations of the existing law's as they deem essen
tial to the maintenance of these great interests. i n
the recommendations and suggestions of this
vention, your memorialists fully and entirely
They would therefore pray your honourable body
to give to these interests so essential to our indepen
dence, and the prosperity of the agriculture and
commerce of nur country, a protection fully com
mensurate with that prayed for by said Convention
On motion of James Wolcott, jr. Esq. of South
bridge, Voted unanimously, That the Cliairm
this meeting be directed to communicate to Hezeki
ah Niles, of Baltimore, and Mathew Carey, of
Philadelphia, the thanks of this meeting, fur their
early, indefatigable and disinterested exertions, to
promote the success of Domestic Industry.
uti of
Samuel F. Coolidge, Secretary.
wm msrawosu
TrvAa'ï, October 26 , 182 Y
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Extract of a letter dated Dover, Oct. 22. I
Yesterday a gentleman drove into this place, in I
fine stile, with a most splendid horse and sulkv, by
the name of Ware. This same gentleman passed
through this place for Lewis on Friday last lately
from New York. Pursuit was making for him by
a constable from Sussex. It so happend that Ware
cama the road by Milton. The Constable came
the lower road, and arrived here before Ware.
The news of the constable's having passed through,
rather startled the gentleman. He looked wild, got
up, walked toward the back door of the tavern,
where he was, opened it and ran fur the creek. Ha
was close followed by some of the citizens. Immedi
ately upon being overtaken, he told them—" Geu
tleuien,lknow what you are after—you suppose that:
I am the man who forged a check on G. G. and S.
HoYvland of New York, but you are mistaken. I ■
am an innocent man. Upon being brought buck, he |
was searched and 655 dollars found upon him. Im
mediately before he run from the tavern, he was
seen to pull from a breast pocket a roll which had
the appearance of bank notes, and since his con
finement he has acknowledged that he threw into
the cripple as he run 2,800 dollars.
I it
On Saturday night last the jail in this place
was burnt to the ground. It was set on fire by So- ■
louion Greenly, confined on a charge of stealing a |
horse. Greenly made bis escape, but was overtaken
and brought back in irons.
We copy the following from the New-York Amc>
rican of Tuesday last.
MORGAN'S BODY FOUND.—By a pamphlet
received by this morning's mail entitled " a Sup
plementary Report of the Committee appointed to
ascertain the fate of Wm. Morgan," it seems at last
certain, that the body found on tbe shores of Lake I
Ontario is that of Morgan l The Coroner's inquest
of 23 persons, held for a second time, after hearing
the testimony of various individuals, among them
that of Mrs. Morgan, who distinctly swears she be
lieved the body to be that of her husband, unani
mously found that " it was the body of William
Morgan, and that he came to liis death by suffoca
tion by drowning." And, from the testimony given
to the coroner's inquest, » seems difficult to resist
the conclusion at which they arrived. It now re
mains to ferret out and punish his murderers.
The Norfolk (Va.) Herald says " anti-Jackson
Meetings are following each other, leisurely, but
surely ; und will go through all the comities in the^
State." The same paper thus notices the " lie" ot
the Post and the Palladium, concerning Mr. Adams
asserted pledge to federalists.
" Another brisk and thrifty lie that had begun to
operate most hopefully for the cause ol the combi
nation, has been met at the onset ol its career, and
as Pat would say, "kilt as dead as a nail in thedoore."
We shall next, perhaps, hear the President accus
ed of highway robbery or arson, by his heartless
WhenMr. Buchanan's letter appeared, mostofthe
" Combination" prints pretended that it gave them
great satisfaction, inasmuch as it proved the truth
of the Beverly and Jackson stories. Most people,
notwithstanding, knew this to be a sham, and only in
tended for persons of few brains and little information.
Th« truth is, as appears in different parts of the
country, that the General has fallen in the estima
tion of some of his friends from the time that Mr.
Buchanan's address was published. A frank avow
al of the effect of this address upon a Jackson roan,
in Virginia, late a member of the General Assembly,
appears in an extract of a letter to a gentlemaD
Washington, and published in the National Intelli
gencer of Wednesday last,

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