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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 27, I03l/* Vo!.. VIII.—No. 4G fines ftay ,TIornin%9 •flay ‘20. WASHINGTON IRVING. “ What wo said oi. this gentleman on the occasion of ins silly interrogation of Prince Loiveu at London on the article of Mr. Randolph’s behavior at St. Petersburg has kicked up quite a dust among those editors at the North, whom Mr. Irving retains to putt* him in his nu live land, by sending them wo presume n stray volume now and then, or by a complimentary epistle, or by net ting the favor of them to read his proof sheets. Our venerable contemporary has obligingly condensed the effusions of their zealous indignation, and superadded something of his own. Wo quote from his paper of yesterday: WASHINGTON IRVING—A Toad-Eater! An attack lias been made upon VV. Irving by an Editor of this JJity, so much courser than common, ns to call Up a blush of indiguation in the checks of soaie of his own political brethren.—The paper itself wo never read_ and all that wo see of its invectives, is occasionally a piece put into our hands for inspection,or extracted into some other paper—It was only in the columns of a New York papor that we, for the first tune, saw the following attack: “A courtier and sycophant, s-vch as Washington Ir ving—a toad-eater by trade—is, and must ho under a standing suspicion whenever groat man aro his themes. Washington loves a groat, particularly when ho is also a rich, man, dourly, and would do any thing in reason to accommodate him. Suppose the whole story of the Plenipotentiary's extravagances at the Court of the Czar was fiction, what was it to Washington Irving? He thought it would oblige a great man, and the sickly though cunning sentimentalist looked no further.” This virulent and unjust attack has been drawn upon W. Irving, simply by tho circumstance of his having dared to state what l’rincc Liven said in vindication of John Randolph. For this act of justice to an injured man, W. Irving, one of tho ornainonts of his country, Is to be hold up as a “courtier, a sycophant, and a toad eater!”—The N. Y. American with whom it is seldom our lot to agree, docs credit to itself by “rebuking” in the strongest terms of indignation, the coarse and un founded aspersion. What it says is so much better than any thing which we can offerupon this occasion, that wo are prompted to republished it—as an net of strict justice to W. Irving—whoso name, as the author of the letter in question, we were the first to make known to his countrymen, from.tlic pen of Mr. Irving’s Cor respondent himself: “These (says the New \ ork American) are harsh terms to apply to any one, much less to such an indi vidual- we find nothing in the circumstances of the case to warrant this gratuitous invective, nor, can “the glow of excitement” or the “warmth of passion” excuse language so coarse and offensive. It is such attacks as this—mis-dircctcd in their object, and unaccountable in thoir nature—that destroy the just influence of the press. It is the excitement which such language pro vokes that keeps it in a state of unhealthy agitation— and lastly, it is the indignant feeling such courses meet with from generous minds, that makes those connected with the press, blush for their occupation, “We have been told by Americans, on returning from ubroad, that they were ashamed to lend to a stranger tho newspapers received from their friends in this country, on account of their calumnious contents. If shell emotions are excited in tho breast of Americans re moved from the scene of action, by tho disparagement of political characters, how liilist they become aggra vated whon the subject of tho outage,—an individual who has kept himself aloof from the poisonous atraosphore of party feeling,—is the pride of his native soil, and a man whose very name is a pass, port to consideration for his countrymen through out Europo? Will not they, too, iu a transport of , indignation, “forget the duty of patriotism and tho j cjrmtrolling influoncc of reason?” If any of our readers l thillk that in opcakinjj tWvta oamcSLty WO attach a too much importance to a‘mere newspaper paragraph,’ ♦ hoy should remember, that while the subject of it is of tJiat sensitive race who aro most keenly alivo to injus- ■ lice, he has notin this instance been cited at the legiti- , mate bar of criticism, but held up to derision before a 1 tribunal, to which ho is no more amenable than any other private individual: That though in this city, where Mr. Irving is fresh in the hearts of the many with whom he has ever kept up a warm and closo intercourse, ' any attempt to lessen him in the esteem or affections of his countrymen, appears preposterou^ there may be places where tho kind and genorous nature of the man —his elevation of character, and almost romantic patriotism, and above all, his zealoas tenacity of tho good opinion of his countrymen, as so little known, that misrepresentation might produce its effect. But wore it not so, why should we keep any tormn with this depreciating spirit, which seems to haunt real ex cellence wherever it asserts itself? Why should wo preserve our patience with tljis unprovoked detraction of well-earned celebrity, when pretension of evory kind swells into unmolested importance around us? Cannot the winds of praiso Iravorse the land, and poli ficians, players, and militia-captains be puffed into no toriety from evory quarter, without the unwholesome blast withering the laurels of those who havo really ad vanced tho reputation of their country? The famo of such men as tho author of Columbus belongs to the nn fTbn at large; and let every true Amoriean look well Unit no hand tamper with our common property.” Mr. Walsh himsolf although he does not like Mr. Randolph, and lias not, wo think on some occasions, done full justice to tho litorary merits of Mr. Irving, yet expresses himself upon tho present occasion, with a propriety and truth, which reflect credit upon hirnself. Ho says lie is glnd that “The new York American has keenly rebuked the-for an editorial par agraph, very unkind and derogatory to Washington Ir ving.”—He says, that “Mr Irving has never given Cause, to any ono of his countrymen for the least um brage or offence; his spirit is as bland and bcncficient as the lustre of his genius or the tenor of his produc tions. Every where in Europe ho has been the arrive end liberal friend of every American, worthy of his esteem, who had the good fortuno to come within his sphere of personal ac^on or influence. His love of Country has shewn itself in thoso details which prove most immediately the movement of the hoart; aad if he is the author of the letter concerning Mr. Randolph, which occasioned tho invective of the-—-, its contents should be ascribed to his patriotic sensibility, and the generosity of his nature. Tho New York A mcrican remarks, that it ntlachcs no importance to the fetter ns testimony in favour of Dir. Randolph, because the diplomatic relation of Prince Lievon to the writer, precluded a real expression of opinion; but every one who knows the character of Washington Irving, must bcliovo that he really laid sircss upon it and is sincoro ?a every point.. • *Itr is not'the warricr, tho tnru orator, and tne mere statesman, who alone, respectively, exalt the repu tation, and promote the welfare of their country- 1 al mits and culture, dispositions and performances, such as those of Washington Irving earn national credit and 'Oneiliato foreign regard, in a degree not less salutary —with an operation not 1 ss durable and diffusive.— Literature is a field of honor, to which the most civil ized nations look with the proudest and oagercst einu1a; tion. When tlipir champions in it brilliantly succeed, a radiance is reflected, which they fondly and grateful— y appreciate. In this view, the author of the Sketch Tlook—the T.jfeof Columbus—the Conquest of Grena da—is the principal benefactor,"and should lie the cher ished favorite nt us all; he has won trophies, where our republic possessed scarcely any literary fame; whore, indeed, the doubt, had' iwen often expressed, and too generally entertained, whether the proper fa • 'isles had not been denied our rude gen* ration. Wo need not dwell on the direct pleasure which the beauti •jl works of Mr. Irving have ministered to the reading >ithlic of these States. They am imbued with that “iino extract of soul,” that “pure essence,” which d ’.-.vends to al! ages, while the grosser parts of a na 41 on’s acquirements, the material possessions, may pass away, ami be lost in the course of time.” Vv'c had fhc honor of an acquaintance, many years ago, with Washington Irving—’and so for as wo know th man, wo most cheerfully bear our testimony to his ftmiablc and uotM>*mning and ingbuiouj cjjfcractor. Xo stigmatize such a man as a sycophant and a toad-eater, tempt U rcf cction uPon tlio l’ress wliicb makes the at ,P?°r J1* e'-ntlcman! mutable he is—variable as the c . *=> ” ii,uu* muiuuu; uu ls—^anacuo: p ' '' of ^e ILsPcn—as many shapes ho can put r eus, and o Julate the camclcon in its variety o on as .1 • ' ",-'-•“••v-mjwh hi us variety ofhues nut otu thing ho cannot change, or forget, or modify— . immortal malice towards this paper ! Did our hap piness or prosperity depend on the good feelings of our contemporary, wo should bo in a woeful way indeed. mrii-V1”*’ n°r circuu,sta-nco, can mitigate his dislike, or umiiiy a spirit implacablo m proportion to its want of maenamnuty, vindictive in the ratio of its fears, proud rc-iiU "\<laSUrC ° „lls, CO'!!ic!ous inferiority, lie never in it » e PaPcr (the \\ hig) and in extracts relating , where its numo shouhl occur, he puts a blank thus TT~ 1 •. cruel contemporary ! Oh ! killing k,° ‘ ^ hat inducement have wo to write, since ivf. neighbor refuses even to read what wc say? u consolation can wo find, for this mortifying inti if. ercnce m our increasing circulation, in the assurance ia our piper is read by tho great mass of talent, !earn mg an eminence in the State, and by much beyond it? 1 u/n 'vo V10 IS cw Y°rk American. If wo permit c s nc urcs ul that paper to pass, witho«t4rctaliating ltir severity, it is not from acquiescence in their just ico, but from obligations to the memory of tho fhtlicrof its editor and the sense of courtesies received at tho hands of the editor himself. IVe, perhaps unjustly, but cer tainly truly and sincorcly, think so poorly of Washing ton Irving, that we shall not on his account offer vio lence to sentiments of tho heart which we cherish with fondness, and acknowledge with pleasure. But let us ask tho editor of tho Now-York American, where lie finds the evidence of Washington Irving’s “almost romantic patriotism?” Is it in abandoning his country to live in England? Is it in his “Sketch Book,” w here Ariitocracy is propitiated in almost every chap ter? _ Is *1 n his affect ing the company of the English nobility, scraping acquaintance with lords and ladies, and pluming himself upon accommodating liis manners to the Court of the Monarch and the saloon? Are not these things true? If false, Mr. Irving has been mis represented, but ^ot in the first placo by us. Wo never were witliin -100 miles of him to tho best of our know ledge. Bat, Mr. Charles Iving may remomber—that ii: a certain voyago wo once undertook to Buenos Ayres, wc touched at England. Mr. Irving was then at Bari.* or Mudrid. Our feelings were in his favor, but not on account of the “Sketch Book.” If they wore changed, they were changed by our countrymen in England ith theso he was generally unpopular—not on ac count of neglect, or inattention, or from any single cause or overt act whatsoever in which they were concerned, lor we heard ot none; but from the general bearing of his deportment. An honourable man all esteemed him—but he was not the less believed to have apostatised from tho habits, feolings and manners of his country, to havo courted the patronago of the no bility, with a diligence, zeal, and condescension, un worthy of a Republican citizon,—and to bo prouder ol his new and noble connexions, than of his country or itsinstitutions. A Republican from the U. States, is tenftimes a Republican in Englnnd. The actual pre sence of that Aristocracy which he is bred up to hate, in all its pride, privilege and insolence, the observation of a noblo pcoplo crushed and ground into ashes, to oamper its luxury and haughtiness—these are circum ptunccs which keep tho spirit of a Republican in con tinued rebellion. That American in England, who in view of his countrymen, caresses, flatters, and fawns upon this class—may bo a very good and verv learned il?an, his name “may be a passport thoughout Europe,” at lea.^t may be so received by the Corps Diplomatique, and in the saloons ol" London and Paris, but he must nevertheless lay his account with being regarded as a sj^cophant and courtigr—ayo, as a toad-eater—by his Count rymeu. mien, we rupom, appvuiuu w us> uu uiu ^cuurdi estimate formed of Washington Irv'ing, by bis couutry raon in England. It may have been prejudice—of that wo know nothing, having nover seen him thcro, or elsewhere—but that it was not prejudice, the propos. session which all had felt for him, the evidence of his Sketch Book, and this Inst ridiculous parade of his intercourse and intimacy with Prince Licveu, sufficient ly satisfy us. Thus thinking of tho man, when we saw that lettor of his—when at such a crisis iit human affairs, we saw tho American Secretary of Legation, running after Prince Lieven to enquire of him in anx ious solicitude, how John Randolph had behaved in Mrs. Wilson’s boarding-houso at St. Petersburg, con tempt got a momentary mastory over our rovcrcuce for “the prido of our soil,” tho “should bo favorite of ns all”—and we called him, courtier, sycophant, and toad eater. If the thing was to do over, wo would omit the lpst mentioned term, and sparo the horrors it inflicted j upon Messrs. King and Walsh, hut w'o aro by no means ! convinced that it is not tho most characteristic of them all. From this narrative, Mr. King will perceive, that we could not possibly have been actuated by any feelings of personal malevolence towards Mr. Irving—nor towards Mr. Randolph, for whoso genius we entertain great admiration, and who was evidently injured in the pluce of being assisted, by Irving’s officiousness. We had no desire to “detract from well earned” celebrity, for tre doom Washington Irving little better than a scrib bler, nor to “haunt real excellence,” for that a courtier never can possess. Let Mr. King demand our praise for Paulding, or flalleck, or Percival, or Smith, and he shall find that we aro actuated by no “depreciating spirit” towards “oscollenco.” As to being influenced by “party” feelings, we have never understood what Mr. Irving’s party politics arc, aud shall be surprised to hoar that ho has, or ever had, any. We are aware of the popularity of Mr. Irving in this country. He has been puffed here for yonrs. As there fore, to speak as wo have spoken of him, and as the American represents, through party feeling, and a dis position to detract from “real excellence,” is calculated to bring great reproach upon us, we demand of that paper that it shall publish this article as an act of sheer justice, to show that we have good reasons, as we at least think, for what wo have said. Wo shall be pleased to have these reasons removed. O' We. find the following card in the New York pa pers. Our rejoichig can indeed, render no liolpto the Poles, but it can manifest our sympathies for the com mon cause of mankind, our admiration of their hero ism, our gratitude an over-ruling Providence for put ting a triumphant face upon what all esteemed, a des perate and forlorn causo. Will Richmond, the first to celebrate the restorationof French Liberty, bo the last to demonstrate her joy at the liberation of Poland, the land of Kosciusko, long outraged Poland ? THE STRUGGLE OF THE POLES. The cause in which this gallant people are engaged appeals so strongly to the sympathies of Americans; and the recent brilliant success which has crowned 1hcir holy efforts, lias imparled such a thrill of joy to this whole community, as in the opinion of the undersigned, fo justify a public manifestation of their feelings: fhny, therefore take leave to ask a meeting of all such of their fellow citizens as may bo disposed to unite in such an expression of the public sentiment, at the Merchant's Exchange, at half past ’< o’clock, on Monday evening. N. PRIME, GEORGE GRIITIN, R. M.LAWRENCE, JOHN DEER. ’ JNO. GRISWOLD, JOHN RATH BON E, Junr. 1 JNO. GOODHUE, U. RIKER. ELISHA TIDBITS, DAVID It. OGDEN. I SHELDON. B. ROBINSON. M. ( . PATTERSON, JAMES G. KING. CHARLES II. RUSSELL iLf It will be seen in the postcrip', that, r.n arrival from Havre brings ncais three days later from Paris, and that the cont innod success of the Poles, (though not. the capture of Diebitish) is confirmed. GEN. ANDREW JACKSON-—A Ciir*c ! A paper of this city, has so styled the “Greatest and Rest” of men ! Will it be believed—can Americans realize the profanity—that the Saviour of New Orleans, tuo OH Fanner of Tennessee, the rcEovov : ‘lie slitution, the Second Jefferson, has been pronounced a “Tyrant,” his election 4) the Presidency, deprecated as a Curse upon the country, by one who calls hirnsul^fcn American ! ID"3 The reader will find that Revolution lets crossed the Atlantic, and that tho only Crowned head of this Hemisphere has been compelled to renounce his diadem! Tito fchnperor of Brazil has abdicated t'a’ira! Ca’im! Thursday •Morning,, •JMay *2C. COL. CROCKli^T. I Tho Lynchburg Virginian has expressed an unfavor 1 able opinion of Col. Crockett’s fitness for a seat in Con* gross, which as the testimony of a political friend, is j employed with plausibility to defeat his election. We ; imagine that the Virginian does not personally know j Col. Crockett, whom although opposed by an esteemed ; uncle of ours, we yet most heartily wish to see re-elcct | «d, in reward of his independence, a virtue so rare and valuable in public men, that every £«*. of demagogism, every friend of our institutions, 5* imminent danger of being undermined by the vile arts of popular parasites, ought to make it a cardinal object to cherish und en courage—Talents, the country bus in abundance_ independence to do light, in despite of the terrors of a minority, and the seductive temptations which a njajo rity holds out, is a virtue infinitely more scarce than in telligence, and in our viow, of infinitely greater moment than splendid intellect, in our pubfic councils. Crock, ett’s abjuration of Jacksonism, under tie circumstances of his representing a Jacksou people, r.nd the State oj I'ennessec, was a bold and manly act, cfldently found ed in honest and sincere conviction, .-aid implying a | high order of mental intrepidity. We confess our ad miration of the good sense which dissipated the delu sions of party, of the honesty which prompted the avow al of the change, and the courage which braved the con* sequences. We have the pleasure of knowing Col. Crockett. IJc is an unlearned man, but nature has provided him with a rich fdnd of every day, shrewd, hard, common sense. Let the Virginian believe, that such men arc more use ful arul safe than professed spouters and talkers against time. They are more thoroughly of the people, they know them better, their wants and wishes, and they represent them better. It is no light argument in favor of this class of men as Representatives, tliat they are ! little liable to be tampered with or corrupted, by execu- [ live influence. They do not want or aspire to, Secreta ryships, embassies, consulships—their ambition is res tricted to the wish of discliarging their duty well and faithfully, to giving satisfaction to their constituents,! and to retaining their place in their afTeations. Who had not rather entrust his interests to be represented by j a man of plain, unpretending sense, like C«l. Crockett, \haa to confide them to one of your dashing follows, with titlcs’and outfits and dignities, floating in his con ceited noddle, and who is ever ready to barter his influ ence for executive favor and patrouage ? Wo presomo the Virginian has seen the tendency of its unfavorable opinion, to injure a sensible and inde pendent man, and we hope it will retract it. Tho ridi culous stories told of Crockett, upon which it probably founded its opinion, arc most of them untrue, and when true, indicate peculiarity of manners and habits, bflt not the absence of good sense or worth. [UJ* The reader will bo amused by the singular tissue Oif rumors prevalent at "Washington, vonted in the let ter to the Cl. S. Gazette. The one that the Hero threat ens to prosecute the authors of the rat caricatures, ij: unquestionably untrue, os we imagine most of tiit? pthers must be. We have heard that when the President saw the caricatures, he laughed heartily, which struc.V Os as the most sensible act of his admin- I istration- Tiie la^gh might have been on the wrong . side of the mouth. j LETTER FROM' WASHINGTON. No. cxcnr. Washington, 3J-»y 18, ISB1. There arc at tliis moment, a succession of rumors ' imitating the city, between tbo claims of which to ere- j dulity, it is very difficult to decide. Ono of tho last of these reports is, that 3Jr. Hugh L. White Inis: refused the oiler made to him of tho war department, and that tlirre is a probability that Mr. Eaton will cofjtinuo to administer tho duties of the deportment. Shonld this turn out to tie the -fact, the root from which, according to the ex-secretary of tho navy, nil the lato dixsontion^ have sprung, will still remain among us, and a new race of discords may bo expected to grow up. But as ilr. Eaton’s resignation has been legally ind officially tendered and received, would not his re appointment require the action of tho Senate? This question mere ly by the way. Another report, which has reached us is, that Mr. Berrien has returned the letter which General Jackson jamt to him to obtain his resignation, without any reply to its contents. It is further paid, that I\Ir. Berrien who will be in the city in about a fortnight, will be found a refactory character, not. easy to be moulded to : the views of General Jackson nnd Mr. Van Buren. Tho intercourse between Mr. Branch and General Jackson may bo considered as terminated, the former having openly declared h'lintolf mirly in leave the city, i without waiting for the arrival of his successor. l(e lias expressed his belief that he shall return to Wash ington next winter; and rumor runs, that Willis Alston, a member of the last Congress, is about to resign his pretentions in favor of Mr. Branch. Conjecture follows conjecture in as rapid a succes sion ns rumors follow each other. Thetc am many who holievr, at this momont., that Jlr. Livingston will j not take on himself the duties of the state department, but that he may act pro tan, as Secretary of the Trea nry, until tho arrival of Mr. 3I*Lanc. In that case, yon will ask, who will fill the department of state? : Conjecture, neve* at a loss, has determined that Mr. I Van Buren shall continue to occupy this place, and sug ; pests that, the retirement of ?,Ir. Van Buren and Mr. iTiton was, from the first, a mere trick to entrap their colleagues, Messrs. Ingham, Branch, and Berrien; and that General Jackson willingly lent the influence of his name and sanction., to give greater efficiency to tho scheme. It is well known here, that General Jackson lias expressed it as his opinion, that the character of I no public, nian was ever so entirely misunderstood as i that of Mr. Van Buren; and that, so fur from being the I intriguer which th” public tongue ha« so frequently j described him, lie is the most pure and disinterested of ' patriots. This may be sufficient to show Jinw cornplete Hv the ox-sccretary has entangled General Jackson in . his toil^3. From oiTr ar- of folly In another, the infatuation which seems to have seized on General 'Jackson and | his advisers, hurries thorn along, in the four so to pcrdi | lion. It is whispered boro that, the district attorney has : received instructions to commence suits for libel against | the individuals concerned in getting up the late eyrie a. lures, exhibiting General Jackson and his ranting cabi net in such a ridiculous point of view. One would scarcely believe such a thing possible, but I assure you l the rumor is extant, and I am told that it may be traced ; to a source which gives authority to it. In these times ' (i" 3 oujht to i^iuuc befbro ovj Ctj U any lii.cird ?u (>ortt lor nothing more strange can bo regioric'*, Chan C*u things which liavc occurred. To prosecute the peb Uhhers and vendors o» the oUricaturos^weuld curtaui’y he a step in^o the sphere of insanity lor whi^h T.e ilzc I Pr°PUJ'cd, insano as some of tho rccont act.-' of | Genera! Jackson and his chief advisers arc. To punish 1 public officers for a free expression of political i*pi»uon, I was going quite far enough for a first stride to despo* . n,» ^nt tt is dillicult to bring one’s mind to tho convic tion, that, a second would bo so soon made, of so despe rate a character, us to commence prosecutions against caricaturists, whose humor appears to bo entirely free Irom any taint ol personal malignity. General Jack* .son can never have so completely lost himself*. Secretary \Y oodbury, has urrived at Washington, and as IUr. Branch departed some time ago, probably enter ed upon thq dischargo of his duties. Judgo White docs not accepUand the Hero and Ylaj. lewis are said to be much perplexed in finding an Attorney General. W c do not wonder at it. The .Southern Times objects to our designating it u Calhoun Press and admires Crockett’s (sentiment, that no nun shall write “my Dog,” on his collar. We aro an admirer of that some sentiment, and in respect for it, will no more call tho Times p “Calhoun Press,” although it bo one. Wo aro invited to call it a “Nul lification’ Press, but as we cherish a hope that the Times will eschew that nonsense, (which by tho way, H.tr. Calhoun means to to do it is said) we will not in dropping otic bad name, give it a worse. Phe canvass and election for a $.cniber of Congress lortlie Territory ot LTorida, has been conducted with excessive violence and acrimony. Twelve counties heard from, give for tho late member, Col. Jos. Yl. White 151C. Col. J. Gadsden, 133«*>. Wc hopo that Col. Y\ hitc lias been elected. The National Banner, says it is seriously in contem plation among the President's friends at Nashville, to petition for Maj. Lewis's removal, to relieve the Presi dent himself “of tho heavy load of difficulties and em barrassments, which have been unfortunately and unne cessarily, thrown upon tho Chief -Magistrate.” Were tlicso embarrassments thrown upon the President, or brought upon liim by his own weakness and penchant,! for being surrounded by the flattorers and minions, who had buzzed around him at the Hermitage? Who is to blame, tliat such men have got ofljee and power, and consequence—that such men have been offered to the Senate to fill distinguished stations, that even the party devotion of that body could not accept—who is to blame ' for this, but tho immaculate Hero himself? Let not others bo blamed for what Gca. Jackson is, and ought to be held, exclusively responsible. However, wo have no objection to the recai of Maj. Lewis. If Amos, Barry, and Obudiah B. Browne axo included, the chances of relief to tho President will be increased. Thoy arc hags who ure fast galloping his popularity to death. Rt.Uospc.ct mill Prospect.—•XXnJswv C_s.w. , Under this Caption, the Columbia Telescope odvmi cas some rational views, blended with tlie strange infat uation wliich exists in »S. Carolina ia relation to the Tariff. “Retrospect prospect.—The very strange, and with nil the explanations that have been given, the. luiintelli gible renunciations .and dismission ot" cabinet ministers I at Washington, have left the President in a very unec i viable situation. Not that Ins “Cabinet"’ was of any • nsc to him; for bo never called them together for the I porpos«jg>f mutual consultation sio.co his accession , to the Presidency: at least such is common report.— ^Vho his advisers are now to bo, no hotly yet knows.— TTon who have honourable and lucrative employments already, will hardly accept of the precarious situation j of .Secretary ut Washington; nor v. :h it be easy to re cast this political Imago which General Jackson wishes to set up, unless from materials ns discordant, as these ! of Ncbuchadnezzars. The public are anxiously wait ing, but without any reasonable prospect of a ministry useful to the President, or to tho nation. In the mean time, our chief magistrate is manifestly losing influence and reputation; nor can it bo concealed that 2Vfr. Clay, will be a formidable, and probably a successful compel itor at tho r.oxt contest for tho Presidency. To tho South, it is of little moment who comes in. Her pros perity ts on the decline, the valuo of her staplo is fall ing, the articles she has been accustomed to purchase are rising in price; while tho north is fattoning on the plunder obtained from the timidity of the Mouthorn titates.” -ilr. Clay would r-onm into tho Presidency with an i ardent attachment to tho Union; with a dotennination to prffiervo it, by spocifice.s to the wishes, oven by sacrifi. ecs to tho prejudices, of tho South. We know his pri. vale sentiments, and such wo assert them to bo. No man is more firmly attached to tho Tariff, more tho roughly persuaded of Rs constitutionality, moro deeply convinced that, in the present position of the world, tho Tariff is necessary to protect our vital interests and national independence. Tut ho is a .Republican, and udmitr; that the first object, the cardinal principlo of Republicanism, is that tho pcoplo sliould be happy and satisfied with tlreir government. That any portion of the pcoplfl of tho TT. klnlov. ara and ir«i/?/in. cilcubly opposed to the Tariff, even though that opposi tion be the merest and sheerest prejudice, in With every Republican, an argument for its modification. i Suppose 'SJii. Clay cleric.., thus ardently attached to tho Union, tbtrs zealously disposed to dissipate by con ciliation nnd concession, that dark cloud which hovers in the South, raised by the Tariff Question? Will | any man have tho hardihood to compare what l' • could do, by argument and influence, with what can t be done by tho granny ism which now bear* rule, busied } as ft is, in rewarding favorites, pampering minions, and ! composing Cabinet »ud Palace quarrels, and intrigue.-’7 Who can rely on Co n. Jackson' Who wiil even thus late in tho day. pretend that he knows his sentiment.’ br. this very question of the Turitf? Who is there that docs not, know that he has no personal influence in Congress, that even if so disposed,' he can effect, [nothing? Prom his vacillation, “judicio j concoal ! ment of liis ©pinions, and fluctuations with the majori I fy, there. can be nothing to hop*'. h'Tom Henry flay— i from him who never concealed an opinion, or shrunk from maintaining i* ogam: t any odds, you a’ toast will j escape shuffling, equivocation, mystification and fli.^y j poinf mr nt. His enemies and his friends, know where j lo furl him. lie, in truth, is that “frank and rundid" man, to being whieli, the Hero lays spurious claim in ! his letters and those of hi3 scribes, to tiie inquirer. IIo has never clothed his sentiments in “judicious'’ and ambiguous phrase, interpreted as variously, as there ar* separatd and conflicting interests, to construe them y thd? or-yosllo wr./.c*:. it: V if.- u.J dc tus for “o-H to pc J- a..‘> Ry oli the goda at. .Jnee! a does ao!»3ar strang imto us, that any f«n«Wo iaan should prefer Audreu Juckson to lieury Clay!!!!." To us, tho difference, <<* the Siamese Twins Vi it, ap’ pcare in? inumuwe, as between “David iiuwe and Jgai? The following exquisite description of rat hunting, is from Gobbctt, and tho Massachusetts Journal conpji., ders it so apropos, as to be ef opinion that Gobbctt mnsx. have provided it for the American market: ‘Ho* many years hare 1 been at these pensions' sinecures, and grants.' All my r-adtv, know how lot-.d I am of country aflfirs. Country occunas ticna, country arauserneots, all tilings appeitoiainff to country life are enticing to me JBu-. wheu even a boy l had my scruples at suuw of iti amuse tncme \V ho lius followed in a ha?c-liunt; »«een her started from her seat of tranquility and innocence, end flee oelore six and thirty blcod-li.irRty ani roaring dogs nnd perhaps as nunv hallooing boys and Tiic. without thinking i > him6if. Wnut has ehe d..no to deserve, ibis? Wh« has seen her., in tho course ot Iho bunt soak- d in mud and war, etopnin«* and pricking up her ears to find if her double have d.-feat. .(1 her pursuers, her ..yes -inning from |.Cr heao with lerur. every muscle quivrrinnr and her hear; heating so us even to b • heard 3 or 4 yards off: who hassoen th s, wi hout.nl least,wishing her, safe Troin .ler toes,- Lut who, ou .-ceing hei after all her a im.ziiig exertions to save her life by light, and b7 many dexterous a:ts to deceive; who la seen her give up all hope, and ran half the length o! the last ibid uttering iho most appal'mg ‘shrieks of death;* who has s?in and heard this und not felt that hure hunting has us alloy? i cannot; and were it not for the many th-ngs that can be said in favor of field sports. 1 should think them sanguinary and unjaeli fi.ib!o. Bull never had thi- oliog sbou: me at a rat hunt. A ra hu • is laudab e in every view that oue c hi takeof it. TJi w eicn itself is odi us to the 6ight: it is ail ununal always on too look out fur the! s; it lives ;o uo se ed uiawn. r, and in no parti-* cular place; a r earth nor water can bo calle.. its pro per clement, f..r u lives in uoilr; nor town nor coun** try. but both; it loeds on no particular species of load; flesh, fish, grain, ail -ire lik it- food, and in every way disguised; nothing comes ami.-s to it, and us gluttony is beyond comparison. 1> is tool a most unnatural thing, negiocting (according to <he naturalists) its aged p rents, and dcvcuring rs feeble young! It has no one good quality, and yet devours more, or spoils more, than any created animal: it has appetite for every thing, and never seams satisfied. It is in short, the pensioner of nature: and all use fill and industrious creatures are interested in its do3 traction. A rat hunt, therefore, has charm- for mo unbounded! at all hours, ia all weather,any day, I am ready for the cJiasso mix rats. I go to it in per fect lightness ot hear ; t.»r it any lung can make it justifiable to amuse oueself in observing the arts of tl.etunid, unoffending, and harmless hare when pur sued by euemies. how much mure jo? fiablr: to amuse oneself at seeing loose ot the rat, whose destruction is positive go ol! tor this reason 1 like rut-bunting; I r. commend rat-huetmg. X k is r * * n ] 1 v* iiDiip ag. How often have I stood is h • fl. >r of a b* r.i. .vu cb mguie progress of this sort cf fun How I have lauglied when aj,i the straw has b. on moved to with. i va a few trusses of the hottooi; : it. n hi gins the spurt }ctie iloo’a nagacity.tho boy’* iushness,aud tae man’s exp :rieuce—now all thes* me severally displayed WhOQ it C *Ui<*kS tv> U IttvV ifdarU’a of t 1 *3 UQSl ti of the nasty, stinking, plundering hard. A g#oem rustle und. r ih-> little remaining fi: ruvy y oreatnro iatom. And, ©hi my Oud! how 1 mun laughed to sen one moment after, a shoal pi pour tu.uh; how I have laughed to.see the dsnap • nem tip, the boys bewilder one another wil&cric^ ol “There they go! there'* bey go!" and ibe men, after roaring to the boys not to strike before the Uo<rs, nor to frit the dogs noses; give £ iy to the general enthusiasm nnd knock and b oigand trample and hal loo a.- loud as any—THE SV&AW U BEk\Q MOVED. CALUMNY REPELLED. From the Philadelphia United States' Gazette* The undersigned have read in "the Globe” an article republished from tho “New Hampshire Patriot,” which contains the following assertion: “From all that we have seen, it is apparent that tho “Bank (meaning the Bunk of the United Statis.) at tempts to sustain itse't'Wy a system ®f oorrupt bribery; “ihat this system -ireeufod th* p wMM* of :he PeaosvL “vaaia rosolutlVi in tYvor of the lui." Th:s declaration L rot only triiir.nt gratifr-vy tion. but a aeeer.'piiui .d by reworks r»hieh reader it par ticularly oil'cnsive. The undersigned uro conscious that it must he an ex traordinary cn , which should induce them t* * j-ice, in. Jay manner, newspaper Coiomeata upott the juootsdings of tho Legislature of Pennsylvania. Bat tary cannot fail to observe, that in this free comntry, a charge lifeo tho above, published in a leading democratic paper, and republished in tho pv per wuich ht understood b/ the pen. pie to ho tho -‘oliLcial organ" of the Nu.tien.~l Adminis tration, Tciutiiijr tc a public qu~~ticv, \if a which tho Legislature attacked, have diflVrcd in ;/?ntin»«*.i from the head of that administration, posse** a v^c-.^uenco, which. u.urt-c' other ' :rcamttuncc , c.oJd hardly bo at tributed to it. The Member.! of the Legislatures that parsed tbo resolution in question, have retuf .ed to t! eir homes; and tho undersign, d, a poition of those Jlcmbcrs re siding in and near PhilutSt lphin, havings* opportunity of conveniently intcrcluu.ging views. deem it aa act of juv tico to their constituents, ami to the people of Pennsyl vania to p.'oiiounc e the charge—hn math, by irhnni made, by irhnm rrpeuted, or by whom countenanced—to bo im iiiiftryitlcU ujiU atjoclOUS libel. SAMUEL B. DAVIS, ; C. J. INGERSOLL, T. M. PETTIT, JOSEPH TAYIiOR, M J. K. BURDEN, l RICHARD PELT2?, JAMES GOODMAN, j JOHN I-ELTON, - ANTHONY LAUSSATy CHARLES H. KEIIK, CHARLES BROWN, HENRY SIMPSON, m WILLIAM WAGNEB, THOMAS .1. HESTON, DAVID S. HASSIVGER, JOHN CARTER, Philadelphia. .)!•"/ 1H3J. two mows oT'TFira and 330,000 more*. A friend nt Norfolk, under date of Wednesday Iasf„ Bays, *• I understand that orders have been received at the Nary Yard, to fit out a vessel for the purpose of* convoying flonernl Eaton to Russia, where ho is to suc eeed hlr. Randolph. Mr. U. is expected to return to bis native state in July. If ho reaches home before tbe election, which is to Cake place in August, ho trill assn, redly he elected, and then look out iryr a war tyiih iy«*. i'Y.in Huron —-A". \rovU font. Adr. ALGIERS. ! Tl i-f stated. 1.1 accounts IVmn Paris,tlmt at a coun cil c;' mil ■ tu- - on Th ar !nv week. Gen. Clannel 1 \va? appointed fJ ivernt r of Algtor?, and (bat hi» Tnsin project fur 'he colonijmtiu* ofthat district,ba« ! at length, ci’or the tnterposifon of many difficnl 1 tics, sonic started by 'ho British government, beraf J adopted. AlgiCT* will he n. French port .but open «a Ull nations ujpm tbo rtUunfst terats |*n iimiftTaT ! porps^’*'. ' . /