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EDWARD iE YE RETT,
. r FOR THE STATE AT LARGE. .
- HAIUETEVTOS, of.iiniuer.
K. G. TAVLOII.'.of Carter.
FOR THE DI3TE1CTS.
1. J. W. DEADERICK. of Waebingtoii.
2. O. P. TEMPLE, of Knox.
3. ALFRED CALDWELL, of McMinn.
4. S. S. STANTON, of Snail b.
5. E. I. GOLLADAY", of Wiln.
6. WM. F. KEECI1EVAL, of Lincoln.
7. JOnN C. EKOWN, of Gilts.
8. JOHN F. HOUSE, of jionlgormry.
9. ALVIN HAWKINS, of Carroll.
1 0. D. B. NABOBS, of Shelby.
Central Executive Conimilte.
Edwin H. Ewixo, Kejix'S. Erowx, Allen
A.Hall, P. W. Maxkt, John Lelltktt,
JohnH. Caixendkb, Horace If. Harki
so.t. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1800
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A. S. CAMP A CO.
TheupprfRklon of the Slave Trade
In the District or Columbia, The
Authority of Consreas over the li
triet, &e. -
Mr. Bell's views upon he sulytt of t-up-presting
the slave trade, and abolishing
slavery in the DUtrict of Columbia, having
been made the subject of prejudicial comment
in the Union and American, the National Un
ion replies in the article which wc sul j.iu.
From the National Union, Augr-fl 11.
The Nashville Union and American quotes
eertaiu passages from Mr. Bell's i-peech, in
1850, on the bill to suppress the Slave Trade
in the District of Columbia, and says:
'It will thus be 1 en that Mr. Bell clearly
and uiieoui vocally committed hiro.elf to tbe
suppressson of the slave tra le in the District
of Culumbia. notwithstandiug be voted
against the bill for that purpose. His vote
was, therefore, not influenced by any opposi
tion to tbe principle of tbe bill."
" But tbe worst feature is, that Mr. Bell
committed himself to the abolition of slavery
in the District of Columbia."
Now. would it not have been just and fair
to let the public know tbe reasons, as assign
ed by himself, in this very, speech, which did
-influence" Mr. Boil's vote? We think it
would; aud so will tbiuk every candid man
to whom an opportunity tdiall be a fiord! of
understanding those reasons. That oppor
tunity we s-ball now proceed to furnish to tbe
readers of ibis journal:
Tbe bill in question wa tbe last of tbe
series of '-compromise" bills, reported by the
Senate's Committee of Thirteen. . As origin
ally reported, and as it finally passed, it con
sisted of two sections.
The first section prohibited thu bringing
into the District of Columbia of 44 auy f-lave
whatever, for the purpose of being sold, or
for tbe purpose of being placed in depot, to
be subsequently transferred to any other
State or place to be sold as niorcbaudire.'
This section further provided that, if auy
slave should be brought into the District by
its owner, or by the authority and consent of
its owner, contrary to the provisions of the
act, such slave should thereupon become
liberated and free.
The second section authorized tbe curjxtra
tions oi the cities ol Was-bington and George
town to abolish any depot, or place of con
finement of slaves brought into the District
contrary to the provisions of tbe act.
As one of the Committee of Thirteen,
Mr. Bell bad acquiesced iu tbe policy ol
this D"?asure. - la bis speech on the subject
be sa; - -
WitI' r -;rard to the proposition' lo tu
press tl,T ?ae trade ia the District, as 'al
ready t-fted, I had made up my mind that it
on 'it to be done uu several grouuds. I a tbe
. place, it ii kuowo that tbe slave trade,
ici lent of tbe unrestraiaed right of pro
j, ia tlave!". is the most offensive feature
ofu. institution.. It is. so regarded in the
Svulu as well as in the Norih. Southern
gentlemen have their sensibilities upon ths
subject a well as Northern gentlemen. They
know, indeed, that it cannot be altogether
proutHteU in tbe States; but perhaps itcould
be regulated so xs to oecome ies onensive 10
popular sensibilities- And I believe that,
but for tb's baneiul and mischievous agita
tion at the North, not only the sale and trans
fer of slaves iu tbe States would have been
subjected to limitations, making the exercise
of tbe right lea? repugnant to our own fxl
injrs in the South, but that many other aud
still greater ameliorations iu tbe coudition
of tbe slave would have been eff-cted long
since by State legislation. I believe that a
gradual and progressive amelioration in tbe
condition of the slaves of the South, such as
took place in the progress of Roman civiliza
tion, ia softening tbe rigors of the servile
population, would, before now, have marked
the legislation of tbe Southern States upon
this subject, but f r the officious intervention
of Northern fanaticism. I allude to such
ameliorations as forbid tbe separation of
families, the separation of husband and wife,
of parent and child, either by the voluntary
act of the niieler, or by judicial process the
right of the elive, under certain e'reumstan
ces aud with proper limitations, to choose a
uew master, and to pass to him at an ap
praised value. I verily believe that these
, improvements in the condition of tbe slave
; would have been effected or in progress years
1 ago, in many if not in all the slave States,
but for this ill judge agitation at tbe North.
, The consequence of this agitation, however.
baa been that, instead of these ameliorations,
we have been compelled to impose uew re
, etraints upon tbe slave to rivet more strong
a ly the chains that bind him. .Were I a mem
ber of tbe Legislature of my owu State at
0 this period, and under the present excited
c' state of public feeling, I would not dare to
b. propose any relaxation of existing restraints,
nor any amelioration of the general condition
of the clave. But, sir, were I a member of a
" town or city council, I think I should not
hesitate to give my voice for tbe suppression
luicf these slave depots, or slaee pent, as they are
'called, within the preciscU of tha corpora
tion; I would banish them, at least, Irom
tb.public view; nor would I suppose that I was
Ku thereby inflicting any wound upon the insti
tution of slavery. Still, even such a pro
ottceeding as this, in these distracted limes,
Uimigbt be misunderstood; and I would not
think it expedient to pass this bill in any
shape at this time, but for tie connection in
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ncuinnr wnu uw lugmvo siave DHL it was
this connection, and with the hope that all
the questions relating to this subject, winch
bad so long distracted the public mind, might
be harmoniously adjusted, that I gave my as
sent to the principle of this bill, as reported
from the committee. . ,
There are some very fair and reasonable
considerations which fchoold dispose tbe South
to a liberal course ou tbis question of the
slave trade in the District. This is the feat
of the National Government. Tbe gentlemen
of the North are compelled to meet here, at
this common and central point of legi-slatiob-it
is not a matter of choice with them, whetn.
er they come us members of Congress, or upon
business connected with tbe Government.
They must come, or renounce the benefils of
a National Government. They complain
they appeal to n ;. they say that this traffic
is offensive 10 them, aud whether they see
any of the more revolting exhibitions con
nected with this traffic or not, they are com
pelled to hear of them. The idea of human
beings, not criminals, in chains, or kept iu
the.e date pens, within the verge of the Capi
tal, wounds their sent-ibilities. I have been
in the habit of spending prrt of my time in
Ihid District, annually, during a period of
near twenty years, aud I must say that I have
never seen a slave iu chains but upon one oc
casion, and that. 1 was told, was purposely
contrived. As for slave pens, I know noth
ing of them, ind suppose ttiey are nothing
more or worse thau private bouses in which
traders se cure their slaves ag-.iinsL eape un
til they are tranfi red to a Southern market.
But, whatever may be the nature or extent
of ibis tiaOiciu the District, our northern
brethren c.dl upon us to prohibit it. They
inform us that there are thousand. at tbe
North who liave'teiidef consciences upon this
point; remove this stumbling block out of
their way, and one of the chief grounds of
agitation they aver will be removed."'
But while Mr. Bkll, for ihe r- a-ons here
stated, "acquiesced" in the policy ol sup
pressing tbe slave trade in tLe District of
ColumMa, be strongly objected to the bill,
as reported by the Commit lee. One ol bis
objection he sets forth iu the following ex
tract fiom hii speech :
"A word in regard to the other b atuusof
this Bill which may give cause of distrust
aud discontent at the South. This bill pro
poses that slaves brought iuto the District for
bale shall be emancipated. Now. I agree that
not ouce in twenty years, perhaps, would a
real slave-trader bring bis slaves here with
such a penalty staring him iu the lace. But
here is the power iudirecMy provided for
emancipation; aud. although but few slaves
win acquire tneir freedom by the lair opera
tion of the bill, yet thousand of emancipated
slaves may be thrown iuto the District by
pretended traders, who are only aseiii?of
masters iu the adjoining States v. ho desire to
liberate their slaves, but are forbidden by the
laws of the States in which tbey reside. A
system ot emancipation may thus be estab
lished through the operation of tbis bill,
which will contribute to swell the free color
ed populaliuu to an indefinite exteut, and jet
no provision is mado either for their control
or their ieuioval. The District is already
overrun with t;aS class of population, aud I
rep-jut mat. uiiie5S steps an: takeu to checK
the progress of tiiis evil, not only slave pro
perty, bat every other social interest of the
white inhabitants, will be put to hazards.
that provision phall be made to exclude slaves
emancipated under this act from a residence
in the District. But where are they logo?
We have bul a million of this cla-s of in
habitant iu the. States already. Instead of
adding to their numbers, the highest consid
erations demand that tliev shall be diminish-
d. This bill should b-j so ameuded as not
to aagmeIit au evil that already weighs
heavily Upou the country. Make the penal
ty for violating the protislons of the bill a
pecuuia,-y one. Let it be twice the value of
the slave, if vou please. If that is not
enough, imprison the offender. It is alleged
that the bill iu its present SMape is iu con-
rmity with the laws of .Maryland when Ine
strict was ceded to the United States; but
the whole question in relation to slavery is
greatly changed since that period. Then
there was no agitation upon tiie suoject inai
threatened the Union. The inhabitants of
the free and slave Slates lived iu harmony.
There was no concerted system for the seJuc-
tiou and carrying of slaves Irom their mas-
ers. t he evils ot a iree coiorcu pnpmauuu
were not felt. There were not keen sensibili
ties. North ov South, to be ollended or aroused
to indignation by discussions and doctrines
held on either side. Now all is chinged,
and so greatly changed, that we must pro
ceed with the greatest c; u iuii aud delicacy
in all that we do relating to the eul j --ct of
si n cry. The feeling and sensibilities at the
NoMli" demand that the slave trade shall
be aboli.-Le-l at the seat of the National Gov
ernment. The South proposes to acquiesce
in this measure in a spirit cf deference and
court e.-y to their Northern brethren; but they
ask that the North, in the exercise ot a re
ciprocal coinitv and deference towards them.
rball ad.ipt the provisions of this bill, as far
as possible, to the interests, or, if you please,
to the feelings aiid piejudicies of the South.
What good reason chu bo assigned lor lclns
iug to do so'.' 1 can tee none."'
Mr. Bell, it will le seen, in beuali of the
South, demanded that the provisious of the
bill should bo adap.ted, as far as possible, to
'the interests of the South. He tried, by
bis arguments and bis voles, to have it thus
adipled; aud failing in that, he voted against
it. What have bis Southern assailants to say
to tb.U? What have they to say to his
favor of motion cf Mr. Pearoe,
to strike out of the first
section of fho
ding that slave
bill the clause provi
brought into the Dis-
trict for sale should become free, and insert
ing iu lieu thereof a clause subjecting the
ewuer. who should bring them in for that
purpose, to a fine of five hundred: dollars ?
The vote in the Senate on this proposition
of Mr. l.arce wa as follows :
Yea3 Me?sr. Atchison of Missouri. BELL
of Tennessee. Berrien, of Georgia, Downs of
Louisiana. Dawson of Georgia, Footeof Mis
sissippi, Houston of Texas, King of Alabama,
Mason cl Virginia. Morton of Florida, Peace
of Maryland. Pratt of Maryland. Kusk of
Arkansas, Sebastian ol Arkansas. Underwood
ol Keutucky, aud Yulee of Florida I fi.
Nays Messrs. Badger, Baldwin, Bentou,
Chase. Clay, Davis? of Ma-achusetts, Dayton,
Dickinson," Dodge of Wisconsin Dodge of
Iowa. Ewintr, Fiich, Green, Hamlin, Jones,
Mangutu, JNorria, Seward, Shields, Smith,
Spraance, Sturgeon, Wales. Walker, Whit
comb, and Winibrop 26. See Congression
al Globe, Vol. 21, part 2, page 1793.
It may bo well to call the special atteotiou
ot such of Mr. Bell's Southern opponents as
are 0 filleted with doubLs as to bis "loyalty to
the South,' to the nuimpeacbable Southern
Democratte (owwffy which he kept in all the
votes, without a single exception, given by
biro throughout the entire progress of this
In addition t tbe vote above riferred to,
Mr. Cell voted for an ameudmeut, also offered
by Mr. Pearce, as an additional siction to the
bill, making it a penitentiary offence for any
person within the District of Columbia to cu
tice a slave to ruu away J or to abet or as
sist bim iu running away, or to harbor him
with inteut to aid bim in escaping from his
The yeas and uays ou the adoption of
this amendment were as follows :
Yeas Messrs. Barnwell of South Caroli
na. Badger of North Caroliua, BELL of Ten
nessee, Berrien of Georgia, Butler of South
Caroliua, Davis of Mississippi, Dawson of
Georgia, Dickenson of New York, Dawson of
Lousiana, Footc of Mississippi, Hunter of
Virginia, King of Alabama. Mason of Vir
ginia, Uorton of Florida, Pratt of Maryland,
Rusk of Arkansas, Sebastian of Arkansas,
Soule of Lousiaua, Sturgeon of Pennsylva
nia. Turney of Tennesee, Underwood of Ken
tucky, and Ynlee of Florida 22. .
Navs Messrs. Baldwin, Leu ton. Bright,
Chase, Clarke, Clay, Davis of Massachusetts,
Dayton, Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa,
Ewing, Fitch, Fremont, Greene, Gwin. Hale,
Hamlin, Jones, Norris, Seward, Shields,
Smith, Spruauce, Wales, Waleer, and Wio
throp 26. See Appendix to Congressional
Globe, vol. 22, part 2, page 1672.
So this amendment was also lost. Auother
amendment, olTered by Mr. Pearce and sup
ported by Mr. Bell and the Senators who,
with bim, bad voted for the preceding amend
ment, was also lost. It provided for the re
covery by the owner, of the value of the
slave, from auy person who should entice
away such Blave, or astiet him in any way in
Another amendment otlered by Mr. Pearce
empowered the corporationa of the cities of
Washington and Georgetown, and tbe County
'- " ' ' .- .. t.v0j.uIU, r
to ;. prohibit the . coming of free negroes to
jeside within their jurisdictional limits, and
to remove therefrom such as might come
within those limit contrary to such prohi
The yeas and nays upon the adoption of
this amendment were as follows :
Yeas Messr3. Atchison, Badger, BELL,
Berrien. Butler, Davis of Mississippi, Daw
son, Dickinson, Downs. Hunter, King, Mason,
Morton. Pratt. Rusk, Sebastian, Soule, Tur
ney, and Yulee. 20. '
Navs Messrs. Baldwin, Benton, Bradbury,
Chase. Clarke, Clay, Davis of Massachusetts,
Dayton, Dodge of Wisconsin. Dodge of
Iowa, Ewing, Eitch, Fremont. Greene, Spru
auce, Sturgeon. Mdderwood, Wales, Walker,'
and Winibrop. 2. See same book and
page. ' . - : . t. :
It was in support of thene amendments
that Mr. Bell rose to speak . He commenced
by saying he -would like to reason" with the
Senator from Ohio Mr. Ewing ou the sub
ject of the amendments. They were, as we
have seen, all voted down the Northern Sen
ators, with one or two exceptions," being op
posed to them 011 principle. Other Senators,
among whom was Mr. Clay, voted against
them because clearly apparent that their
adoption would occasiou the defeat of the
entire bill. Mr. Clay argued that the amend
ments, with some slight nvodifications, if in
troduced in separate bills, could be passed
ei'.Ler at that or the next session of Congress.
Mr. Bell said he would not be so "tenacious"
about them, if he could foresee that they
would pass, if introduced as separate mea
sures. But, having uo confidence that they
could be thus passed, he adhered to them, iu
deference to what he believed the 'interests"
of the South demanded, even when it was
seen that, if adopted, they would certainly
defeat the passage of the bill; and because
tbey were not adopted, he finally voted
against the bill on its passage on which oc
casion the yeas aud nays were as follows:
Ykas Messrs. Baldwin, Benton . Bright,
Cass, Chase, Clarke, "Clay, Cooper, Davis of
Massachusetts, Dayton, Dickenson, Dodge of
Wisconsin, Dodge of Iowa, Douglas, Ewing
t itch, b remont, Green, Gwin, Hale, llamlin,
Houston, Joues, Norris. Seward. Shields,
Spruance. Sturgeon, Underwood, Wales,
Walker, Whitcomb, and Wintbrop 33.
Nats Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Barn
well, Bell, Berrien, Butler, Davis of Mis
sissippi, Dawson, Downs, Hunter, King,
Mangum, Mason, Norton, Pratt, Sebastian
Soule, Turney, aud Yulee 19.
Thus doe6 the record exhibit Mr. Bell as
acting, in every single vote be gave in the
progress of this bill, with the entire body of
Democratic Senators from the South. Thus
does it present him as being governed in
those votes by a vigilant aud jealous care for
the "interests" of the South, and by a sincere
and manly respect for thj sensibilities of the
The practical question before the Senate
was the suppression of the practice of bring
ing slaves into the District of Columbia to
sell again. Incidental to it, the question of
the abolition of slavery in thcDistrict was dis
cussed by several Senators, among whom was
Sir. Bell. His remarks in regard to it were
purely of a speculative character, and, to be
understood and appreciated, must be read
with those which immediately preceded
them on the over-estimate of the strength
of the Union which prevailed at the North,
aud the inevitable destruction which the ag
itation of the slavery question would, if per
sisted in, brimg upon it. Mr. Bell said :
'I do not regret, in the slightest degree,
the six, seven or eight months discussion, we
have bad in the Hall upon the bills which we
have so lately passed; and if our time was
not so very short, I should not care to see
the debate extended on this subject for a
week or two, or even a month. It is an im
portant subject, a rich one, fraught with most
important considerations and interests to
both sides cf this Chamber and both sections
of this country. I regard the time spent in
these discussions, and the embarrassments
thereby thrown in the way of other great in
terests, us the most powerful argument that
has been or can be offered to the country,
and especially to the North, against all Inter
meddling on their part with the slave ques
tion. I regard it as the most potent argu
ment that can be presented to bring the rea
sonable, moderate portion of the North to
their reflection th';ir serious sober reflec
tion. I would not bave cared at all if there
had been further and yet protracted discus
sion, and still more serious embarrassments
thrown in the way of public business, even
to the extent of embarrassing the Govern
ment itself in its operations.
-The argument would then bave been
strengthened and the fact demonstrated that
this Government cannot stand; that it will
b'-come impracticable if these dissensions
shall be continued. We might then hope
(to use the language employed by a great
magistrate ou a celebrated occasion) to stun
the North iuto their senses upon the Eubject.
I mean those who think they may say and do
what they please, that 00 degree of exasper
ation, no degree of dissaiisfaction, nor of ex
citement on th's part of the South will be
suflkkut to cause them to rise up and say
that they prefer something else to the con
tinuance of thu Uniou on such terms; or that
the system of Government established by
the Constitution can receive no detriment
from the auti-slavery faction. That is not
my opinion. Allow me here to express an
other sentiment. Sir, one of the greatest
misfortunes of the times is that the Union is
deemed so stroug; not that it is strong in
reality, but that it is thought to be stronger
than it is. It would seem to be. a common
eeutimeut at the North that the Union is im
pregnable to all assaults; that faction. North
aud South, may bold its perpetual revels;
fanaticism pursue its mai projects; personal
ambition seek , its gratification in exciting
sectional jealou.-ies, promoting a spirit cf
sectional domination, that all these excesses
may be indulged in with impunity, and with
out sundering tbe strong bonds of tbe Union.
I repeat that I consider it a great misfortune
that the Union is thought to be so strong. I
do nut regret that it is strong in fact; but I
lament that its strength should be so over
rated. Strong as the cords are which hold it,
I still tbiuk them destructible, and they may
be worn away, and that they are wearing
apace under tbis eternal agitation on tbe
subject of slavery."
With this solemn admonition to the North,
against over-estimating the strength of the
Union, and with the expression of his car
nest belief that the continued agitation of tbe
slavery question would infallibly result in
the overthrow of the Union. Mr. Bell went
on to remark, in effect, that, to avert that
dire calamity, be would be willing to see
slavery abolished iu the District of Columbia.
Immediately following the remark last
quoted, Mr Bell proceeded to say:
"With regard to the constitutional power
of Congress over this subject, I would say
that the only doubt I have ot the existence
of. tbe power either to suppress the slave
trade or to abolish slavery in this District,
is inspired by the respect I have for the opin
ions of so many distinguished and eminent
men, both in and out of Congress, who hold
that Congress bas no Euch power. Reading
the Constitution for myself, I believe that
Congress bas all the power over the subject
in this District which the States have within
their respective jurisdictions. On the ques
tion of the expediency of exercising . this
power, when we consider the effect it niuy
bave upon the interests of tbe adjoining slave
States, and the limitations upon theii power,
which may fairly be inferred from tbe rela
tive position aud circumstances of tbe Dis
trict, I bave more doubt. Certainly the
power may be very clear, and yet tbe exer
cise of it very uujust and oppressive, and
very mischievous-, too.
"But, however great my respect may be for
tbe opinions of others on the question of
power, there are some considerations of such
high account us, in my judgment, to make it
desirable that, unless by common consent
the project of abolition shall be wholly given
up aud abandoned, tbe remnant of slavery
existing in the District should be abolished
at ouce; at the present moment, however, the
excited state of public sentiment in the South,
growing out of Territorial questions, seems
to lorbid such a course. - For myself, if the
sentiment of the adjacent States and the
South generally were less inflamed, I would
prefer that course to keeping it an open ques
tion. Slavery in the District of Columbia is
now tbe only remaining ground of conten
tionthe only remaining point of objection
aud assault, on the part of au li-uiavery
North. I do not include tbe fanatics. Tbey
will be satisfied with nothing short of the
eAuucuon ol slavery in the Stake; but all
others at the North disclaim any intention,
or design, or any constitutional power, to in
terfere with slavery anywhere but in the
District of Columbia. I would be glad to
see all cause of disturbance and contention
in the District wholly, removed; but let me
say that this can never be done by the aboli
tion of slavery, unless ULe accompanied by
some adequate provision for tbe removal or
the effective control of the slaves after they
ehall be emancipated. With this qualifica
tion, and in order to test the determination
of the North in regard to any further and
continued aggression upon Southern feelings
and tbe security of Southern property, I
would be content to see slavery iu the Dis-5
trict abolished to-day. ; Iu one aspect of the
subject, I am not sure that it would not be a
great conservative measure, both as regards
the Union and interests of the South. The
District once relieved of all. sources of dis
sension, we should speedily be enlightened
upon the question whether the North would
stop there or raise new and more dangerous
issues. If all agitation should cease, then
would Ibe whole country, in all its sections
and iuterests, experience the blessings of re
pose from this distracting controversy; on
tbe other band, shonld the North manifest a
determination to continue the strife, by at
tacking at other points, the uncertainty which
now hangs over the fortunes of th' South
will be dispelled, aud the people would bave
the option of deciding their own destiny
without delay. Tbey could cither make np
their minds to submit in quiet, and with be
coming grace, to whatever the North may
decree, or to take steps for successful resist
ance. If, Sir, it were proposed now to eradi
cate slavery from the District, and at the
same time provide proper securities for the
removal or effective control of the free color
ed population, I am not prepared to say that
the South ought to resist the measure. It
would depend upon the spirit and intention
with which it might be proposed. I repeat,
that for myself I should be rejoiced, as the
representative of a slave State, if this ques
tion eoulu uc now settled The Senator from
Ohio (Mr. Chase) bas notiGed us that we are
much mistaken if we suppose that tbe bill
for the suppression of the slave trade is the
last which we may expect on the subject of
slavery. I would l"ke to see the question,
bow far the North propose to go upon this
subject, brought to a practical test at once,
if the excitemeut of the times admitted a fair
interpret.-.'lon ot ihe measure by the people
of tbe Soi. ii. I want the State which I have
the honor lo represent in part I want the
whole couatry South, to know what is tbe
furthest limit t which the North iutend to
press tha anti-davcry policy, and whether
they of the South may ever expect repose
from these agitations. But I know, Sir. that
it is not proposed to abolish slavery in the
District now, and I therefore forbear to re
mark further upon that subject."
At the time that these remarks were made,
there was no question of abolishing slavery
iu the District of Columbia before Congress,
and tbe reference to the subject by Mr. Bell
was casual and altogether of a speculative
character. He would not tun, had the ques
tion been a practical one and the power of
Congress clear and undoubted, have voted
for the abolition, because tbe South was in
flamed and not prepared to assent to it, and
because of the possible effect of such a mea
sure upon the two adjoining States. He
thought of such an enactment, ouly upon
the supposition and with the hope that it
might put an end to agitation, or develope at
once that nothing was to be expected in fu
ture from the forbearance and good feeling
of the North. He could contemplate the
abolition only in the view, that it should be
a measure of peace and a finality, a thing to
be assented to by the Southern States and to
be enacted with proper regard to the comity
due to Virginia and Maryland. But upon
his own reading of the Constitution (though
some able men bad expressed a contrary
opinion and thereby thrown doubt upon it)
he was of opinion that Congress did possess
the same power over slavery in the District
of Columbia, that the States possessed over
the same subject within their own bound
aries. How then is this question of mere
In the 1st Article and 8th Section of the
Constitution of the U.S. defining and declar
ing the powers of Congress, it is declared
that " Congress shall bave power to exercise
exclusive Legislation in all cases whatever
over such District (not exceeding ten miles
square) as may by cession of particular
States, and the acceptance of Congress, be
come the seat of government of tbe United
States." This certainly gives to Congress
all Legislative power within the District of
Columbia ; there is no reservation to any
other State or body. What then does Legis
lative power embrace? It includes the right
of eminent domain, for it is alone through
Legislation that the right of eminent domain
can be exercised. If the land or the slave of
an individual is to be taken for public pur
poses and upon compensation, how can this be
done except by Legislative enactment? AVith
in the limits of tbe powers conferred upon it,
Congress is as much sovereign as any State.
The word " exclusive " repels any possible
ide athat power of this description could re
main elsewhere, and the words "in all cases"
are still further cumulative. What then?
Congress either possesses this power or its
rests no where, and the absurdity follows,
that here is a Territory over which there is
no where a right of eminent domain. Has
not Congress the power to run Railroads
through the District of Columbia, and for
tbis purpose to take lands of individuals,
making them due compensation? Has not
it the power in war time, or any other pres
sing emergency or necessity, to use tbe labor
of the slaves of individuals in this District,
making compensation when the emergency
is past ? And what are these but exercises of
tbo right of eminent domain? tbe highest
sovereign and legislative power. There is
nothing then in the Constitutional provision
to limit the power of Congress. Congress is
sovereign in the premises. Whatever argu
ments might be drawn from tbe nature of our
Union, being a union between Elavebolding
and aon-slaveholding States, as to our other
Territories and npon other exercises of power
there, do not apply here ; nor is there any
thing in the Acta of Cession of Virginia and
Maryland that imposes a limit upon this Con
gressional power. Much might be said in
behalf of these two States, should an attempt
be made to exercise such a power without
their assent. But arguments in that case
should be addressed to . the sense of justice
and expediency in Congress and not employ
ed in attacks npon its power. The question
here presented is one wholly different from
that of the right of removal into the Territo
ries with our slaves and to the' nse aud pos
session of them there under tbe shield of the
Constitution. Upon our right to do eo Mr.
Bell's opinions bave been elsewhere freely
and fully expressed.
Now, npon this question of the bare power
of Congress to abolish slavery iu the District
of Columbia, we Liave never seen a respect
able argument against it. Let any one who
doubts it give us the arguments, not the ar
guments of an advocate, but those of a
Judge: such arguments as he is willing to
sign bis name to and to pledge his faith upon.
There are many respectable lawyers in Ten
nessee, many able ones: if any such believe
that Congress does not possess this power,
let ns hear from them. If no respectable
lawyer will pledge himself to such an argu
ment, let us hear no more complaint of Mr.
Bell for having expressed, the contrary opin
ion. It will be mockery and hypocrisy. Mr.
Van Bnrea the candidate of the Democratic
party, was compelled to say that he believed
in the power, and yet he was voted for once
and again by those who are now raising this
objection against Mr. BelL ,As a lawyer,
Mr. Van Buren could say nothing else, and
certainly be said it with great reluctance.'
He was ashamed to soy otherwise. - " '
" Bat at last, what , is there practical in the
question as to Mr. Bell ? If he would Uien
bave voted against the exercise of tbe power,
would ha not do eo much more at the pres-
seut time?' We bave no hesitation in saying
that if he were now President and such a law
were presented to" him, unless meeting fully
with the approbation of the South as a meas
ure of compromise, be would impose bis veto.
nnrn tt - ' V
Baltimore. The census returns show the
population of Baltimore to be 21S.C12.
- ' - -
We a re indebted to Adams' Express for the
latest Louisville papers ; and to J. J. Sclli
vax for tbeCinclunati Conuntrcial. " ;
Judge 'Nelson-, or the" United States Su
preme Court, is a supporter of the " Little
Giant." So says the Cooperstown Journal.
' Ckxtreville, Bibb Co., Ala , -
- - - -August 6, I860.,
Gtntluiien . Some one, but I do not know
who, as I have no acquaintance in Nashville,
i3 sending the Union and American. As I do
not wish to take such a dose of poison with
out having the antidote at baud, you will
please send me the daily Patriot.
All goes well here.
McMxxxville, Aug. 8th, 1SC0.
Eeitors Patriot :- Gentlemen : Monday?
August 6th, being "Court day," together
with the fact that Hon. W. B. Stokes and Hon.
II. M. Wattc-rson were expected to address
the citizens of Warren, attracted to McMinn
ville a large crowd of all parties, to hear
what a Douglas and a Uxiox man had to Bay
concerning the political issues oi the day.
Immediately after dinner, therefore, the peo
ple poured into the Court room, and at the
time I entered, Col. Watterson was occupying
the stand. Ilis address was characterized by
mildness, forbearance, and dignity, he evi
dently spoke more in sorrow than in anger.but
mild as he w as,w hen he reached the Charleston
Convention, and began to handle the SeCO
ders, disorganizers, and disuniouists, it was
evident that a few self-constituted leaders of
modern democracy here, began to grow very
restive, aud were determined that the people
should not hear Col. Watterson tell " how
the thing was did." According to previous
arrangement, therefore, some two or three of
those self-styled leaders, placed themselves in
front of the speaker for the purpose of inter
rupting, intimidating, aud preventing him
from being heard. They laughed, talked,
interrogated, and interrupted Col. Watterson
in various ways, proposing at intervals "three
cheers for Breckinridge and Lane," to which
no one responded but themselves. Altogeth
er it was the most pitiful and disgusting sight
witnessed in the " mountain district," and
the niter contempt with which the whole pro
ceedings was regarded by the respectable and
tiiinldng portion of the audience, will utterly
preclude the possibility of a like occurrence
again. There was but one expression of
opinion from all, and that was that it was
Col. Watterson, among other things, stated,
that the cause ol a portion of the Tennessee
delegation following off the disunion faction,
was attributable mainly to the presence of
Gov. Harris, and the two editors of the Nasli
ville Union: that if they had never gone to
Baltimore, the Tennessee delegation would
not have bolted. Ilis reasons for this opinion
were clear and conclusive.
After Col. Watterson had concluded, Mr.
Stokes took the staud, and for near three
hours had an atteutive audience. He told
the people he had come among them to
give an account of his stewardship. He said
ho was their public servant, that they had
the right to know what he had been doing,
and be was there to answer any and all
questions, upon which tbey might see pro
per to interrogate bim. He referred to the
time when Jie was a candidate for their
suffrages, and to the measures be bad pro
mised to advocate the duties be bad pro
mised to perform. The account he gave
showed that he had been no idler, and that
be was never found sleeping at his post,
his promises and pledges made to the peo
ple bave been fulfilled to the letter. His
constituents may with propriety confer on
him the commendation, " Well done, thou
good and faithful servant ! '
On the pending Presidential canvass
position of parties, c, he was very point
ed, sparing not those who were seeking to
precipitate the cotton states into a revolu
tion, and the dismemberment of tbe Union
He pointed to Breckinridge as the sectional
candidate of the South, and to Douglas as
the sectional candidate of the Northern
wing, neither of whom from the fact of
their being sectional, he could support. and
spoke of Lincoln as the representative of
Black Republicanism whom no true patriot
could, or would support.
From Joux Bell alone then, when the
hour of trouble and peril came, could we
hope for that policy which would restore '
peace to the country, and prosperity through
out the length and bicadlh of this great
Republic. I will not attenpt to follow Mr.
Stokes throughout all his arguments. he
is now making a partial visit to a portion
of his district, and will, I hope, thoroughly
canvass the Mountain Country, before No
vember next, that all may have an oppor
tunity of bearing tbe very able manner in
which he disposes of modern democracy
generally, and the disuniontsts in parti
cular. ' .
Mr. Stokes alluded to the report which has
gone abroad which has got into various pa
pers, and which was told with great gusto a
few days ago, by Andrew Ewing, at Mur-
freesboro, to-wit : That he (Stokes) eta
ted at Smithville on the 21st- ultimo,
that the Black Republicans had told
Colonel Hatton and himself, previous
to the adjournment, that if " Mr. Bell
could be carried to the House, the Black Re
publicans would help elect him. Mr. Stokes
iu emphatic tones denounced tbis report as
being false, and stated precisely what he did
say, which was as follows : That John Bell
was the strong man if it went to the House,
that neither party bad the majority to elect,
and that Bell being tbe second choice, lie was
of the' opinion ..that the Republicans would
support him before they would see the Dem
ocrats control the country. lie stated farther
that some of the Douglas Democrats told Col.
Hatton and himself, that if tbe election was
thrown into the nouse, they would vote for
Mr. Bell in preference to Breckinridge.
Therefore that made Mr. Bell the strong man,
and in his opinion would elect him.
The ofHciousness and forwardness of a
Breckinridge "leadei ; (.') who will long be
remembered for his temerity, and who will
have occasion u long to remember the many
hard and "telling licks" he received, led to
an invitation on the part of Col. Stokes, to
the affect that if he (viz., said "leader,")
wished to hear himself tal k, there was a va
cant place on the stand, and that he would
give him an opportunity to reply; where
upon" the said individual, with more brass
than 'brains, and more temerity than discre
tion, 6talked round, and as soon as an oppor
tunity offered, he sprung up; struck one ot
his favorite saw-mill attiudes, gesticulated
furiously, threw himself into tbe position 0
the littler bull that attacked the locomotive,
and then subsided. ' He made no point, advo
cated no measure, and concluded by relating
an anecdote; the low vulgarity of which bas
never been heard in civilized society.
.CoL Stokes will canvass .'the district
thoroughly, but I venture to predict that this
redoubtable champion of modern Democracy
will never again iyenture Into the arena.
With the sincere hope that the black tide of
Abolitionism which now threatens our coun
try may be waved back, and that the discor
dant notes of disunion now swelling and sur
ging along our Southern boarder may speed
ily be silenced by the clear ringing, musical
chimes' of the Bell of On Union.' I am, gentle
men, your friend, ever faithful to tbe
"Union, the Constitution and the Laws."
' .'. . ; ' ' '"' -Forest.
Bell and Everett Movement.
The friends of Bell and Everett in Penn
sylvania have nominated Hon. Henry: M.
Fcller for Congress ia the Second District
of Philadelphia, and Johx BaLL Robixsox in
the Fourth District. Mr. Fcller was iu Con
gress several years ago, aud acquired a na
tional reputation. . .
The Sectioxalists Working Together.
A fellow feeling makes the Abolitionists
and Breckixridqihtes very kind. The Wash
ington correspondent of the New York Com
mercial Advertiser (Republican) says :
"As a singular evidence of the present
complicated nature of party politics in the
county, it may be mentioned that the Repub
lican and the Breckinridge Central Execu
tive Committees are both sending out the
speech of Senator Benjamin and the Presi
dent's address to the Breckinridgers.'
complimentary benefit to
And last Diktat of tbe season. Mr. WALLACE UAILE,
J. F. WESLEY,and a host of others.
Celebrated Crib Scene,
from Tom and Jerry.
Miss Bella Llewellyn in Grand Fancy Dane Tbe
Female Muifetrcl Sceue from tbe THREE FAST MEN.
Great Burlesque of
Mr. George D. CbapV.nas Mrs. NORMA, (first time iu
this city) To conclude with the glorious farce of
KOW IN THE FAMILY, with Fanny Deunain asLidov.
TEICES OF ADMISSION :
Dross Circle and Parquette
Second Tier...... "..........
Colored Boxes .....................
Nashvtllk, Tesx., Acq. 9tb, I860.
Statement of Tennessee and Alabama Kail road
for Fiscal Years ending June 30th, 1859, and
June 30th, 1850.
from Passengers.... $44 ,488 49
" Freights 27 206 17
" Extra Baggage. M7 75
" Mails 2,328 4S
" Suudres US 68
1,1 sa va
Total Earnings.... $75,129 57
- Expenses.... 27,550 11
Nett Earnings $17,579 46
Per Centage for Expeuces S7 nor cent. 32 per cent.
Per Outage for Kelt Eirniiigs C3 per cent. CS per
cent. Nett Earnings.
Cross Gains in 1860 ov er 1859 .....$52,SC3 81
Nett " ' " " " 39,664 OO
A Few Gentlemen can be accommodated with
Boarding in a pleasant part of tbe City, on rca
eouable terms. For further information, apply at
tins dliice. . augll-tf
University of Louisiana.
TIIK Lectures in this Department will commence ou
Uie second MONDAY ot November. 1860. and con
liuue until tbe first Monday of April, 1S61. They will
embrace the various branches of the Civil Jjiw, of the
Common Law, and of Equity; Admiralty, Commercial,
International, and Constitutional Iaw, and the Juris
rudcuce of the United Stales. The Lectures will be
di-livia-ed by four l"rofesir :
Hon. THEODORE II. McCALEB, LL. D., Professor of
Admiralty aud International Law.
RAXDE1X HUNT, Professor of Commercial aud tVimiu-
al law. anil tbe Law of Evidence.
CHRISTIAN KOSKUTS, LL. D., Profewsor of Civil Law.
ALFRED 1IENNEN, lrofessor of Constitutional aud
Commuu Law, aud Equity Jurisprudence.
No city in the United States has the advantages
which New Orleans possesses lor the ready aud xrfit
acquirement of the Modern Languages. Good Board
can le obtained na cheap here as in any other large
city in the Union.
All communications must be addressed to the Deau
or the Faculty, at New Or leans.
aiiglO-d&wl3Jin:u Iean of the Faculty.
THE Co-Partnership heretofore existing between
McCASLIN & STRADER in the
Sheet Iron and Copper Business
is dissolved by articles of agreement, and the affair
of the concern will be settled up ouly by me.
I shall continue the same business as heretofore, at
the old btaud,and solicit a share of the pubi c patron
age. J. D. STRADER
MORGAN & CO.
ARE reoeiving, and will have complete lv the 20th
day of August, a M2RY IVRGE AND EXTENSIVE
STOCK, to which the attention of prompt buyers is in-
vitea augio-tiuoci 1
No Time to Wait for the Dottor !
ABOUT these times all children will eat green fruit.
At any moment or day or night, they are liable
t be attacked by Cholera Morbus, Dysentery or Di.
rrboea. No time then to send for the doctor. The
Graefenberg Dysentery Syrup instantly relieves al
suib cases. No family ought to be without it in the
boam. Its promptness has saved thousands cr valu
able lives in Tennessee in the past few years. Ouly
50 cents a bottle enough fur a whole family for a
whole scasou. A fresh lot just received.
mayls-tf . MACKENZIE & MINCHIN.
inn RUSUKts New York Mercer Potatoes, good.
lUlf tor eattng or planting. Just received and ibis
alebv A. JENKINS.
mar3C-tf - No 14 South Harke sL .
WE oiler for sale on ea.y terms to purchasers the
following Real Estate, viz:
Lots Kos. 12 and 13 on Pearl Street; 54 and 55 on
'Washington street, each in L. II. Lanier's Addition to
Lots Nos. 6, S3. 335 and 10 feet of 336, in Ewiug's
Addition to Nashville all unimproved.
Lots Nos. 6, 6 and 7, on High street, In the Plan of
the Wilnon Spring property. On each of these lots is
a neat Brick House, all new and occupied by good
tenants. Also, 46 acres of Land on the Turnpike
road leading to Paradise Hill, about four miles from
the city, adjoining the lands of Sam Cayce, W. B.
Ewing and others, and known as the Madox place.
It will make a fine market garden. Call at once aud
get bargains. HOBSON k WHELE&5.
" I have on the market the splendid residence of Wes
ley Wheless, with 37 acres of Land, which baa been
heretofore advertised aud more defitcly described.
I expect to put on the market the ensuing Fall (of
which due uotice will be given) about 100 Lots iu a
new addition to EdgeOeld. N. HOBSON.
PURSUANT to a decree of the Chancery Court at
Nashville, at May term, 1860, ia tbe ease of
AvarillaMcMurry.and others, ex parte, I will proceed
tu scL" at the Court House, in Nashville, on
. SATURDAY, AUGUST11, 1860, '
on a credit of six months, and without the equity of
redemption, all that portion rf two ortain parcels
(to-wit: Lots No. 2 and 6) of the Lmd of the late
twmuel McMurry, which was left afier the sale of
51 acres off of same to ffm. A. Whitsitt, the same
supjiosed to be 30 acres. Farther particulars to be
given on day of sale. . J. E. GLEAVES,
July 21 td . -Clerk and Master.
DUUGS AND MEDICINES.
A. II . II O SCO E . & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DSTJGGISTS
. S W. Corner of Broad and Mar ketstreels,
- . . " ' IVaahvllle, Tenn.
WE a-e prepared to execute orders Tor Druss
aud Aledletnes and all articles pcriaia
log to the Drag .Business, with despatch nd at the
lowest market price.
The same attention will be given as heretofore to
have every article of as good quality as represented
and in no instance will anything be put op that ia of
a doubtfulor sophisticated character.
It ia our intention, to maintain the reputation w
have established in soiling none bat Pare Drugs and
Medicines, and we, therefore, Invite you to examine
our stock before baying eleewaere, believing wecaa
show too inducements seldom ottered in this or any
other Southern city. In addition to Drags we have
constantly on hand a larre stock of Perfumery,
Soaps and Tutiet Articles, White Lead, Linseed Oil,
Turpentine VaraUhM, Iiim and Wines for modi.
. - - - - - aprlO-lf
The Largest Stock of
TOBACCO AND SEGARS
ETer Shipped to Nashville.
IS now being received by tbe undereignel , embra
cing every possible grade, at much lower figures
than for tea years past.
Jobbers, as well as dealers generally, are invited
to examine my ..t .
STOCK AND PRICES.
As I promise them bargains such as they have not
bad for TEN iEARS.- J. W. LANG LET.
july28-tf No. 44 Union Street.
THE Tax Books for State and County and Raiiroad
are now ready for I860- Tax ravers will please
come forward to the office n the Court House, where
we will be found until the 27th of August, after that
time we will be absent attending the different Dis
tricts, except Saturday. The law in regard to collect
ing taxes is that after visiting each District we most
immediately commence by distress or otherwise,
which will necessarily be an additional expense of
fifty cents to all we call on after the first of October,
and after the first of November oar Deputies are al
lowed by law the same fees as Sheriffs for collecting
debts. As we wish to collect aH the Taxes for 1S6J
IN THE YEAR 1860, all that have not paid by tbe
first of November, must expect to find them in the
hands of Deputies or Constables.
Revenue Collector for State and County.
T. W. HALLOW.
- julyS5-2w - . Railroad Tax Collector.
GUN AND PISTOL MAKING.
Frank J. Bitterlich,
Xo. 1G Deaderick Steel, Up Stairs,
MAKTJF A C nj&EB AND DEALER IN
Guns, IViftes and listos.
All work warranted to be of the finest workmanship
and of the most superior quality. .
AS" Repairing done in the best manner, and war
ranted. - aug6-d6m
Something to suit the Times ! !
Hungarian Grass Seed.
A . JE1Z I NS,
NO. 14, MAKKET SrBEET,
IN anticipation of a failure in the Fodder and Corn
crops, would suggest the propriety of sowing Hun
garian Grass Seed extensively , of which he has si ill
got a supply. Also a small lot of
Which will mature in from 45 to 50 DAYS. This arti
cle has been already tried this season, and is highly
recommeuded bv some of our best farmers.
No. 14 Market Street.
NASH & MAIIR,
No. 25 College Street.
Agents for Old and Reliable
WIIH AN AGGKEGATE CASH CAPITAL OF
$ 6 0, 0 0 0
STATE BONDS WITII COMPTROLLER.
A Steady, sober man for a small town. He must
be a first cI.ifs Raker and Paltry cook. Address
A. B., at thu office. aug2-tf.
One of the most Fopular and Benevolent
iOu Deaderick street,)
THE Doetor himself is an old Practitioner, T-om
the old and thi? country, beingalready 15 years
in America, haviug manfully and honorably sur
mounted all the trials of the new world, aud bat
tled and conquored death of the whole ran?e ot dis
eases of our different climates, Soutn aud North, so
t3at tbe lime of his success in the trta'meut of gen
eral and private diseases is indisputable, lor which
he bas the most reliable references.
Special attention paid to diseases or Females and
Children, and much gratification be feels, in gener
al, by being entrusted with desperate cases, for to
illustrate his skill. He is cnuversant withlhe Ameri
can, French and German languages, and always
ready to tender his advice and fcervf-es with polite
ness, conscientiousness and discretion.
Persons at a distance may have his advice and
medicines by consulting him through letters, inclos
ing a lee, to Post-oluce iiox No. 336.
His Family Residence is on North Uarket street.
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with want of Attention and Horror of Society.
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being duly sworn, does say that his preparation con
tains no narcotic, mercury, or injurious drugs, but id
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Sworn and subscribed before luc, the 23d day of No
WM. P. mCBARD, Alderman
Price, $1 per bottle, or six for $0, delivered to any
OXE THIXG CERTAIX,
A Trial 'Costs bat a Dollar-Try it!
And be convinced of its efficacy. And it is accompan
ied by reliable aud responsible certificates frmn Profes.
sors of Medical Colleges, Clergymen and others. - , -Prepared
by .... . -
H. T. HELM BOLD,
V, Practical and Analytical Cltemist, . "
104 South Tenth street, below Cnestnot,
j"" - . . .. ' . i - - Philadelphia.
NECESSARY CAUTION. Shonld unprincipled Deal
ers try to palm off another article, which pnvi a better
profit aud ia worthless, ask for Helmbold's, take no
other. '- -
' V ', RAINS Je BJJOWXv
- ' Wholesale and Retail Agents, Nashville,
Sold by all Druggist everywhere.
V TURNIP SEED.
LANDRETH'9 TnraJp Seed, Summer and Winter
Warranted fresh. Just received and for sale by
nly x7-tf. - - RAINS, BBOW CO.
W. T. BERRY & CO.
' BAY. JUST RECEIVED
THE TEN YEARS' CONFLICT: beinp the Htetcrro
the Disruption of the Church or Scotland, fcy Bo
ber Buchanan, D. D.. 1 vols. 8 to. haH calf.
STFISMETTZ'S HISTORY OF THE JESUITS
8 to., half calf. -
FOX'S ACTS AND MONUMENTS OF THE CHURCH,
V iawm;.m : . . n . A
w iui a v, u 4io auu juciuvirs, tsuioracibg 9 VOI3 , O
to , half Russia.
Best edition of the famous book oi Martyrs.
TODD'S LIFE OF CRAXMES; 2 TOls., 8vo.,calf .
PROVERBS OF ERASMUS; two Toluniee inouc.bal
calf. - , -
FOSBROKES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANTIQUITIES; J
vols. 4lo, half morocco.
FOSBR ORE'S FOREIGN TYPOGRAPHY, au account
of the Ancient Remains in Africa, Au aud En
rope; 1 voL, 4 to. ,
WRAXALL'S POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS OF HIS OWN
TIME; 3 vols. 8 To., half calf; Portraits
MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF MARIE ANTOINETTE.
Queen of France; 2 vols.. cloth.
MAD. DE STALL'S GERMANY, 2 vols, in one, 8 vo.
BCXWER'S NOVELS, new efition, edited by the au
thor, 20 vols., calf.
MARIA EDCEWORTH'S TALES AND NOVELS. 9 vat
18 mo., half calf.
SCOTT'S (Sir "Walter,) MISCELLANEOUS I'SOSE
WORK; 28 vols. , half calf.
SCOTTS LIFE, by Lochhart; 10 vols., halt calt
SCOTT'S POETICAL WORKS; 10 vols., hall calf
SCOTT'S WAVEELY NOVELS; 43 vols oil! mo
rocco. CAMPBELL'S SPECIMEN OF THE BKIT1U POET,
with Biographical and Critical Notices: 7 vols ,
CRABB'S D1CTIONAKY OF GENERAL ENOWI-EDCE.
ROSCoE'S ITALIAN NOVELISTS, from the etriicst
period, 4 vols., half calf.
ROSE'S NEW GENERAL BIOGRAPHICAL DlClltiN A
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Scholars of the day, complete iu 12 veis . bvo
WHEWELL ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF DISCOVERY
WHEW ELL'S HISTORY OF THE INDUCTIVE SCI
ENCES, 3 vols. 12 mo.
MILL'S PRINCIFLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY,
OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE ESSAYS; 8 vuls.,
OXFORD PRIZE ESSAYS, 6 vols.,baf morocco
OXFORD TRACrs FOR THE TIMES, 6 vols. caH
EELIQUES OF FATHER PROUT, 1 voL
BOsWORTH-S ANGLO SAXON DIOTIONAKf.l
STAUNTON'S CHESS PRAXIS, a Supplement to liio
Chess Player's hand-book, 1 vol.
D'AUBIGNE'S HISTORY OF THE REFOKMATlJ :
new Edition, wiih numerous line Portraits, i vols
VTNET'S STUDIES OF PASCAL, 1 voL
LIFE OF JEAN PAUL RICHTER, together with ha
Auto-biography, translated from tin German
POETRY OF THE ANTWACOBIN, couUmiug tbe
ceieCrat ed Politilical and Satirical Poems, Paro
dies and Jeux D'Et-pnt of Canning aud others. I
SONGS OF BERANGES. with a Sketch ol h a Uie. 1
vol. calf. .
MEMOIRS OF THE DUKE OF URBINO, illustratiug
the Arms, Arts and Literature of Italy from 14 Id
to 1630. 1 vol., 8mo., calf.
fcULWER'S POEMS AND DRAMAS, 6 vols
SHERIDEN KNOWLSS' DRAMATIC WORKS, 3 vols.
TALFOURLS DRAMAS, 1 voL
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A PLAIN COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPELS,
A DECADE OF ITALIAN WOMEN, by 1 Adolpbus
Trollope. 8 toIs.
LEADERS OF THE REFORMATION, Lather, Calv e.
iaumtrr auu nuox; oy joun xauocu, i u
W- T. JJEKRY & CO.,
June2d-tr Public Squam.
T HE HO W E
Their Superior Eeputation
Tailors, Hoot and Shoe,
Harness and Carriage Makers
FAMILY USE !
THE FAMILY MACIIINE
SEW3 BOTH ' .
Light and . Heavy Work,
LIGHTEST TO THE HEAVIEST GAOEXT
Cash Premium of S50
. Is offered to our PATRONS for tbe
Best Specimen ot Sewing
Exhibited at the next ANNUAL STATE FAIR, com
mencing September 10, 1SG0.
CON E BIIOS., Agents,
aug4-tf ; &3 College street, Nashville, Tenu.
2,822 yd9.Carpet.ns at Auction,
(ON TUESDAY MORNING AUGUST 7THJ
AT 10 O'CLOCK, , ,
BEN J. F. SHIE1D8 & CO.,
WILL sell on account of whom it may cnuoeru,
(in parcels to soit pvrchases,) a Urge romugn.
inent f assorted Patterns, Colors, and quahut of
carpetiiigs of the latest styles Those wishing tw
purchase will find this sale k present the best opurlu
utty of the season. Terms cash on seling.
BEN J. F.- SHIELDS & CO. .
No. 87, Central Ruumt, College street."
July 23, 18C0-tf.
Clerk and Master's Sale of Jot
Thomas J. Hoffman, Adm'r vs. William L. Hoffman
and others. -
BY virtue of a Decree of the IIonoraLIe Circuit
Court at Nashville, Teau., pronounced m tha
above cause at its May Term, I860, 1 wirl expose to
Public Male to the highest bidder, at the Court boua.
ia the city of Nashville, .
On Saturday the 11th flay of An?n.v, WO
A valuable Lot or Ground in U.e City cf Nashville,
being part of Lot No. 67, in Balch A- Whiteside's addi
tion to Naahv lte, fronting on the West side of Sprue
street forty-feel. , Said Lot is sold for partition.
Tsaaa or Sal. SaW lot will be sold upon a credit
of six, twelve and eighteen months, with interest
from date, except the auni or ot.e hundred dollar
ch. DAVID C. LOVE,.
jttU S-td . ' Clerk ,nH
Ladies Shoes and Gaiters.
LADIES fine black Congress Gaiters, with heel
" Lace . .4
44 - ' brown Congress ' ,
u - A bl'fc button " ...
i 44 Kid Slippers, with and without beols;
together with other styles of Ladies' Mjoa.V sod
Children's ahoet. . - ,
A large and superior stock of Gentlemen's wear,
consisting of - -
Patent Leather Gaiter and Stratt Snoea;
, Calf Congress . aud Oxford Ties ; - "
EngCilf 44 44 , 44 44 44 - - '
Lasting 44 44 44 44
Tbe above goods ara all treah and of the best qual
ity, and which w. are offering at reduced price.
Call at No. Cl Public Square.
JuaeT-tf aoan SNYDER & F&ZZLU