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THE iN'ORI WKpNKSpAT, get. 23. 18151.
rtSBWlt' WHEELER. ' StaWrK mpetf?insdqiilXtain8. fct follnwwf itoriajv . r. -- - A St.ND-HU:H.'-rt invite attention to the oom)mtioo, of. A . Bond-IloUer. iir to-T mtpeiv JtUws8tm to w that wjmertmetfjstouia he applied t. tWva of -rWcb tie writer ooffl Afiiirt'Wtif.j n: n iloftotWl w'crraM and presence' W this piaffe were talked of all W it; If was, fcqwAMW. and wht b jam finr. It w. known iUe hd stiJck by Lincolola administration, under whicn fie hold w office; and it was known that all Ms prop; ertr waTM tb City, 'of, Washington. And yet under these cifcutnstanccS, andwnen tber waa much reasori to nelicve that his errand being V)' prished. he Vou.14 .return to Walton "too, he collect the interest -Uumto Jh bomlw visit nd pay mony ttf tb Yankee Jjnsoncm n the camp at tho Fair GroundJiearthU City, and Anally atlovrtd to talia his departure unuwleetcd and make report to those under whose flag t travelled. - 7. Inthae troubled t; when the public mind is filled with questions involving national-existence, ft Is to be expected that U should be. sensitive and watchful; nor should this be. depressed or'rela"xedj for truth faiisl .TonlilIytriompb.--.-Th.I hope will always be the can i North-Carolina. -Aptly has it. been recorded that-"the greHtcst friend vf troth is time ; her greatest enl-roy, partyprcjudicc ; and her .constant companion is homili'ty." 1 The atrocious crime of trusting to the credit of North-Oarolina a portion of the proceeds of a life of lboi and to toolt to her bonded faith, as a sure support for tld ap and family, is one I shall not attempt toVxcuse. ; '' .'."' , T Ii is known to Mr, Courts, the Treasurer, that a few years ago, on leaving the country for a foreign hud, J did bid for, ai a prewiaoa, and secure an amount bf lier iondti, which were paid for by me in specie. The amount is not material; but tho jram supposed by your "correspondent ) exaggera ted. "The Treasurer can further inform you that no bond or coupon was . 'ever paid'lo me, that was not bonn fide my own property, and so registered in my own name on the books of tho Treasury Depart ment t'The amount thus "received was deposited (except such, amounts. a were necessary for my personal expenses) ia-your-city, where it now remain;-' ' ; ' ' " These facts can be demonstrated to your satisfac tion in fire minutes, if doubted. Then, these facts being patent, I appeal to your own sense of justice, to characterise as it deserves, the assertion of your correspondent, who confident ly states that I "collected and carried away a large amount, (from 1 15,000 to $50,000) for our ene mies' that I brought with me "some of ths cou jona from the State bonds, which the Lincoln gov emnrnl.hs stoles from our loynT citizen, a:id car ried back the uoney fronr the Treasury of North Carolina to reward their outrageous piracy "that I drew the Bioney on the stolen bonds from our treasury to bo carried back to Washington, and re turned in thirty days in the' form of sabres and shot, for our slaughter and subjugation." .Your editorial also states that I "stnek by the Lincoln Administration ondcr which hold office, and that it is well known that all my proper ty i in the City of Washington." Your correspondent also states this more decided ly, when he says that, he was ''reliably informed by a- gentleman who left Washington on the 8d instant, that CoL Wheeler reached his home there several days go, where he holds office under the Lincoln Seward party." - . 5 : - It is not fue that I bold, or ever held any office under the administration- or Lincoln. 1 herewith submit the original official acceptance of my resig nation, by Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of the Inte rior, of the office of Superintendent of Documents, conferred on me by : lion. Jacob Thompson, dated 14th March, 1861, just a few dars after Lincoln's inauguration.- I had desired to resign it before this date, but the' distribution of many valuable works to the Southern portions of tho country could no, be earlier completed. With the approbation of our Southern friends in Congress, remained until this was accomplished. '. . As to my being in Washington, so positively stated by yonr correspondent on the 3d instant, I was on that day, and every day since I left Raleigh, (except on this trip) at or near my native place in Hertford County in thij Slate, enjoying the kind ness of friemU and the affection of my relations. The question so anxiously asked by your correspon dent, how I fotind my way to Washington, hether by Cape llaticras or by Fortress Monroe," hi now answered to his truth-loving temper. I took neither route ; and the idea exists only in his in-vt-ntive And distorted imagination. Your editorial further states that 1 " was per mitted to visit and pay money to the Yankee pris oners' h; the camp at trie Fair Grounds, near this City ' Now. this charge u alike unfounded ; but there is more truth in this than any other part of I'm charges. -A simple statement will show the i tnocence of the whole transaction. When in' Uleigh last, I never saw a prisoner or paid him ny money. General JoIm C Magruder, now com manding a division f the Confederate Army in the Peninsola' of Virginia, desired' me' to hand some money with an open letter to the Adjutant General of North-Carolina, at Raleigh, for some prisoners of war confined there, which letter and money were from their friend These I handed to Gen. Martin. I did not even desire any receipt, but he gave me one, the original of which herewith U submitted to you, and reads as follows: 'Received; Raleigh, 5. C., Sept 6, 18CI, of Col Wheeler, the nm of one hnmrrcd dollars, for prison era of war in this city, conung from General Magru der. V -.; , ' . ' J. G. MARTIN, ; : ? ' .-AJjtitani Gvil if. a SloU Troop." - Fromtlii little gmin of truth, bushels of mis representations have sprang tp for I have heard of tbM from various sources, detailed and distorted to my prejudice, ilut I have been silent, content to live and look it down. From the high character of Generals Magrodet and Martin, I feel secure. " : Tb bewt and fruBt of niv offending ' Bath Ibis extent, nu more." If this be-treason-, as f a,trick Henry exclaimed, " make the icost of it" I have thus met and considered every point made in your editorial article. You have been misled and nisinfortned, and I feel that I do not rely in vain on your readiness to do roe justice. I demand the name of the author of the article signed "A Bond-holder," that .the good citisens of N. Carolina, among whom I hare spent the best years of my life in public service, may know the character that breathes his calumnies upon , tbo innocent and the absent By a law in China, the houses of slanderers are by the order of the government ' painted black, that they may be marked and avoid ed. Let this individual's house, wherever he may live, be painted the same dark color. V, - -: ... I might here conclude., But it is well known to you personally, while doubtless your correspondent as many others were doubting as to the proper course for the South that with the Hon.. Jacob Thompson, the accredited i Commissioner fr om the State of Mississippi to the State of North-Carolina, f accompanied him in, December 1800, to this City, to, visit the Legislatofc and urged the necessity bf meet-' ing the storm that we felt and knew was About to burst upon fnr headi 'Buf at the time it seemed that our entreaties fell upon deaf ears and nnbeTier- ing minds. , It is well known, aluo, while I was ar Washington Oty, that I waa in constant ebmmtini- ' cation. ly belter-and telegraph with Gov. Ellis and others ; often affording prompt reliable and import tant information, for tebwh' I ecetvcd and now hold his grateful acknowledgements. A letter now on tile inbe -RxuTiveVoi&e; froni me to Got.' Ellis, dated at Washington City, 7th November, I860, a ' copy of which I aubmit to you, contains the follow-" ing-f -. r r v. tUdU tat A revolutiorrha"soinmence"d.J We csafloetstope taoTeraeot if we would; we shoold aot if oooU.' The repeated wrongs sut fered by thd SoutK- from ruthless majority of the" " NorTb are to be continued. Further submission will ' only invi U continued aggrwMm Yeu are foreed to. Uke a boM JUAdJ- DesolaUon and blood may fol low, but .distressing, and sanguinary as these art they art ihfSnitely preterawe to.uatvxn.1 degraaaoiT , anq penooi o'hujimjjw- ijwrrriortuae comes to my ntUic State, erUicat you, sir," to allot? me to be. aAwar.' t hve passed the age of the battle field, but if needed I am ready to go. I may in time v, v..fcwvr " . - -i man.' - j"?- ,M -VS.ri ' ' . For such scntiims 1. course VldIy a.vnwf and aincercly cherished, was Inarkt d bx thafLinj coin admmistration--niy property tb destroye (see letter of HcathilUps,.lKTevmUtedp and my liberty and lite jeoparded The Governor did not yield to myTequest, but I sent my sword, my subsUnce, and one in whom alt m hons of comfort and ior " are garnered up, who h1fr1flrt&ttihkfof montb;! UainUjq-. by hia exertions and life the honor 01 nis nauve State, and the paine of ' A JNO. H. WHEELER. Jons W. Srare,- Esq.. m . . . 'EJitoroftht'R'ilcig Reg titer. - . i X; Jot the Standard. TO TOE VOTERS t)FTHE THIRD CONGRES SIONAL DiyiKiur; Comwtl of the Countie -of Carteret, JontVn low&tltfa'Walhiit. Jolntfcm, OratekaniTSamp- Gk5Ti.emk,n : By ffomcTOUS RoliciUtions from dif feritrti(ms"f le DistrictfI airf induced 4o-bo-conre candidate to represent you in the first per- m-dii r nn Cnnfuta-ate States. te- eret excccdincly, that my acquaintance is 60 linuteiJ tw many parrs-or Tnw lratnvt, i.ov...- ,ltwtiiir rnimintance. between this 1 and the election. I know persons disliko to vote 1 for strangers, and desire to. see a canowaie oci.r they feel willing to support bim; but should you conclude to favor roe with ymrR sulrrngcs, I wpc .'.rill n.i-pr hrxvo anr reason to rccret it. I think 1 know something about the rights of the j.eople.t anil 1 always nare mauuain iucu - -o 1 make any sacrifice, sooner than the South shall be j suHugatcd by Northern aggression. 1 will support t all measures that are calculated to give the war vig- orous prosecution on our part, and bring it to a j close,- I mean what I say. I believe in emubtMjf ; j without it, there is neither love, friendship or vir- tue in the world. - ... I For my course against Northern aggression,. I m- j vite you to an examination of the Journals or the, j tKroo loaf fiOCMtiriS of the Legislature ' In addition j to that,'! rfcrvo to m brother Senators and the j members of the'llouse of Commons, as to my sound ness on the Southern Rights question, whether I acted the part of a laggard, and waited to follow tne lead of others, or took a bold and independent course in their defence. . . This is no time fcr parley, we are in the mio;t of a revolution. " Wo have passed the Rubicon, let us stand together as a band of brothers, (a Spartan band.) unhesitatingly and fearlessly, maintaining our freedom. Let us do or d'e I confess I am am bitious, but my ambition carries mo no further than to trv to excel in the promotion of our liberty, and and the peace, prosperity and happiness 01 my iei- low man. 1 lear you may think me an egotist, but it is owing to our neing so inieiv uiiuwn -sime Congressional District that I have made the above remarks. No one dislikes egotism more than I or for a man to attempt to make himself conspic uous, by making a display in the newspaiKT, as .1 , racer does his blooded stock, by artverttsemeni, n merchant tailor his clothing, and a quack doctor his. pills.. I often times pity Editors, in consequence of their being called on to "make great men out of small material. . - A word more and I am done. I see in the Pxily Journal (published in Wilmington,) an account of a District Convention, held in Goldsburo", the firs! day of the present month (October.) I think it would have been mors appropriate to have called il a Homtt'pBthic meeting, judging from the small at tendance, the meagre proceedings, and means used. How nianv, do yon suppose, officiated at this Con vention, or HomrcTiathic meeting? Twelve, inclu ding tho Chairman' ar.d Secretaries, as I understood the Journal, and he is generally correct " On motion the names of the delegates were en rolled." If there were any inoie than twelve ofli dating, I suppose we shall liave to apply to the office of the Secretary of State to find out, be being the custodian of enrolled bills, this would be attended with cost I think would be better to spend the money in the purchase of clothing for our braxe vol unleers. "' On motion, a committee of one from each county was appointed to prepare resolutions for the action of the Convention. That committee was composed pf one from each of the counties of Wayne, Onslow, Carteret, Sampson, Duplin, and Johnston. Craven, yes, Craven, the Ltiul of the great and good Gaston, the talented Stanly, tho eloquent Shepard, the ac complished Stevenson, the able adrocate Washing ton, and a host of others, and the patriotic county of Jones, too, entirely overlooked and neglected. The committee after retiring a few moments, (the Journal says, and he is good authoritj-.) reported r the following preamble and resolution, not resolu tions: - Whereas, We, the representatives of the people in the 3d Congressional District, have assembled in Convention for the purpose of nominating a eandi date to represent v in the said District, IietnUcd, That we will support the nomination of said Convention." The preamble says wc, " the representatives of the people." How many of the people do yon s-ip- .1 iliflM ..n1f w Mnrpcunt k the hundrcth wan in the District? It is a very easy, n,r lor ho mistaken. "A parson reading the first line or so of a chap- J ter in the Bible, the clerk, by me mistake or oth er, read it after him. ' The parson read as Tollows: " Moses-was an austere man, and made atonement for -the sift of his people," The clerk, misunderstand- ing him, sroke thus: "Moses was an oyster , ! anu maue oiiuuicut ior ino ' vi nu, j.m- Now. without anv intention to do wron-r. and their i 1 1 over anxiety to serve their country, led the dele- htart. ' n,crvc "rJ nn &0,,lh. t0 a" ,en . .1 1 V crgr and valor as nnconqncrable ns the spirit of her b 0 Tepreset ut" means the delegales aWm- ? bled the people at large is not included, therefore j J ,y . Fr M- 1 beir leave to be released from any.oblicution. liCWICCb .'A Ileal HV-1VI1I DtLTVi vtv-, ejr wi - enco-to the Relegates only, ceruinly not intending" I . . . . ,'.. ?. , .r.. i.- 10 wna tne voters ov ancir aciion, oui. n ra m mc event they did so intend that I have taken notice of the Convention.' It ' was ' certainly composed , of bachelors, and they are not the most reliable chart actcrs even in times of peace, to say nothing of war. This I will leave to the ladies to dccidetand no man dare question the correctness of their decision. The reason I say so, the committee appointed to prepare resolutions for the action of the Convention returned only the celibate resolution, above mentioned, (con trary to Xhe duty assigned them, which was t pre pare resolutions,) which celibate resolution contain ed only ten teords, and these not in accordance with the " ten commandments," or the Bible in other par ticulars. The war cannot be cairicd on by such pro ceedings. It is true it resembles Caesar for brevity, i " ewii, tiJi, eici," but not for conquest 1 en doses of homoeopathy will not physic all the Black Repub cans. Wft must give them a plenty of. grape. It will not do to build fortifications of humbuggery pow, and man them with straw; the materials aro too combustible. We must have them built of live oak, defended by the real man yes, good and trus Southern men. , My name was put in nomination, not by my knowledge, or consent ; yet I always feel grateful to my ft ieBda. I look upon ingratitude to be one of the blackest of crimes. ' I was a candidate before the Convention assembled, but did not wish to trouble the Editors thought it an improper time to discuss politics, believing we are all good Secessionists, for the South, right or wrong." - I -was 'engaged in assisting a friend to make up a Volunteer Company. I then thought, and do now, of going to Virginia to joirt a regiment,' if I can get a suflicientnumber of companies. ; I am. hot aware that any of the other districts in. thuWbas held a, Convention,-the reason I think -that they have not is obvious ; we are now a united people, and I think it is best for ns to remain so, during the nnporpint crsis that the country is now in at least Conventions at this time will be well calculated to create divisions in pur ranks. . " " '"' 1 have no doubt the gentlemen, who composed the Convention at Goldsboro, are high minded, intelli gent arid patriotic, but this Is setting a bad precedent at this time, and designing politicians will Uke ad vantage pf it hereafter and turn it to their Own ac count. tr the. injury of the country: I am not so certain-, but Conventions were one of .the. main causes that helped break up the old government The abolitionists, took advantage of them in 1839 and 1B48. I have sometime since been opposed to them in. the manner they were gotten up by wire working politicians ; let the people govern awhile, it is their right to do so. I think they wilt do quite' as well as office holders and office seekers did in the old eoveVnmeni' ! Slonot &we how thet can otnoch s worse. There Jswriore.JnXelligence in the people 1 ..ihirj g'lierajly jBhpp5scdby ioin'e; Tbey.usf r fcominon etinset wbich.ll .the best tina alter aiLf jAi riian .o;r thef wipg oX-iiuagiriJtion, if he is over- jf kenby Iho etorro, Jpnie&tUy to the grourHLJ Suid Is laid lor by"theXirrnot.tp re again soori "jf - But the yeomaoiy of the country hive an into will. Nut ao easilr diacourajied, pannie IheireaurM still. Fellow-citixens, hear what the great South Caro lin&etatcsmsrf WMfiamsrtiit&Tt&tittP' cal friends with regard to the Convention question. Says he, V I hold . Uicni ?rkb :yoff tht the Ccvenj ; tion: shcidd be so constitute ai to4 jitter fuil atod clearly the voice of the people, and not that of po ! Iittcat managers or omce nonieis ana omce seetvers , and for that purpose,, I hold it indispensable that the delegates should-be appointed directly bx. the. people, or to use the language of General Jackson, should be 'frcslrora the people.1!' t also hold, f the only possible modo to effect this ft'ty the ped- pic to choose' the delegates 4y dtVtrie MdUbal they should vote per capita Ever'-othef mode of ap- pOlllilllg WUUIU UeXWlllOHCVfOJ pi7UVIVl Jl.iniivi Jj inid place tho appouifjueiht m tne Qands.ot tae n; w who work it". Arif venot trying to fcarreut the doctrine which headoptedyearsand jmrxM? Let us then use the same means to accomplish the same i 1 1 . . 1 ' t 1 . . t . i. : I entui -lot me people uiakti invir uw;i wumve. . . , Cqtiielicn, Me.t. us make. a,stjpnjpvUa ioog. p, ,,! a pu altogether. ' Say one, say all, that we will not cease until victory 'perches on the flag of the Confederate States, cost what it hat. it-. i TbM!ekewd i.vW, 5 W Contideiice dih iopire s The u (111, brave Ix vs. uu, ICl 113 whip Lin-culn, .. .Jtodall iiillfy crw,. ? Nutiims Weed, tfreoly too. Very respectfully, votir ob't scrv't, v ' ;. . Tiioii as r. FAISON. Oct. 15th, 1861. Fur the Stundanl. LETTER FROM HENRY MILLER, ESQ. Raleioit, Oct 12, 18C1. -Mv Dear Sik: Yours of the 9th inst. Inquiring whether I am a candidate for Congress in this Dis trict has been received. wit ml ft caiulblat ; llio reasons which induced me to decline the solici tations of many voters of Uie district, to become-a candidate, were regarded as satisfactory by those to whom I have had an opportunity to communicate theiu. .... In April last, about a week after Mr. Branch and myself commenced the canvass for a seat in the old Congress, the tyrannical proclamation of Lincoln made its appearance. I regarded It as an .open declaration of war against the South," and at once withdrew, as did my competitor, and urged prompt re.-istance, "with all the means that God and nature had placed in our power," and a resolute,' united blow for the independence of the South, as the only course which could save us from subjugation and tyranny. It was a just source of patriotic pride, to every North Carolinian, that our people were pre pared, jn mind and heart, for the crisis and met it with that promptness, unanimity and courage, which proclaimed to the despotic and unprincipled rulers at Washington City, .that 4.iu4ho (layspf t the Revolution,. they are, In. oppwiUoojto tyranny and wrong, "the most rebellious people in Ameri ca." I thought ilutiv, an I so expressed myself, that, in the fice" of tfiei declared purposes of -Lincoln's . government, it behooved us in fact that it was ' our plain, bounden duty, if true to ourselves and our. State, to bury all past Hlitical ditterencos am! ani ¬ mosities, and stand shoulder to shoulder, ns a band of brothers, in defence of our rights and homes. Every day that has since passed, has only confirmed me in the opinion, that such union of sentiment and. 1 concentration of effort are necessary lor our iucxasiy This is not the time to indulge in political bicker ings or party rivalries, or to encourage tho scltuh purposes or jieisonal ambition. In llio presence of the great and glorious work before us, iicb things sink into insignificance, and degrade even still more the martwlio. is mean enough t6. codotcnabce or nurture thcnit ' The inquiry now should be, not was he a H'd'y, or a Iteitoomt, or a ikcos&ionixt, or a Unionist but, is he true to the cause Is he ready to p'edge "his life, his fortune his honor," us our fathers did, to-the calise of Independence ? If he is, then with wir, at least, it makes no dif ference imdur what political, flag Jtc ui;v have ral lied, in times gnnV by. he is worth' of all confi- 1 dencc. and is-entitlcd. In this great struggle, to the ; position for which hid abilities and merits befit him. j The history of the civilved wwrld cannot furnish j a parallel, in iniquity and barbarity, to the war 1 which- the' Northern- government is now wagmg j against our people. Tho despotic acts of that gov- eminent woidd carry any croivi cd head of the most j abject nation of Kurope to' the block. The suspen- 1 sion of the hnhen mriim the imprisonment of ! patriotic mcrr.f high moral and intellectual worth, : for the mere expression of political opinions, a right j guaranteed to them, in express terms, by the Con- j stitution npon which that governtrniit professes to be based the suppression of the liberty of the ' press tne cruel and savage incarceration or even women and children who were suspected of sympa- j thising with their friends and kindred of the South ! jthchmtal outrages commuted, by the.r hi soldiery, upon our people, without regard to rcling ; age or ; sex the ruthless aijd, jron-hrartedj tyranny by I .whrch the gallant State of Maryland is now insulted and trodden down, all this, and much more equally as atrouiiHis, adiuonkh, "wiri us, trumpet-tongued, 1 what will be our fate, if tho vile and lawless pur- I poses of that government are carried out Bcrond I question, the very contemplation of the remotest posi- - "J 01 " uuny, , enoug-. u, .rouse every 1 1 e 1. a; ; i 1 own ImnKjrUl Washington, and ns firm as her W j l!ut wc entertain no such fears. , U e roar suffer -I nrivations wc mav be subjected to reverses wo - . . - may 6ee 9ur. brothers and- oVr s under disease, or fall on the battle I sons sicaen and die; le field, pouring out; '. , , their life-blood in defence of all wc hold dear but coitquerctl, we AKE KKSOI.VED NEVEK TO IIE ! As trials and dangers thicken, the arms of our people will become stronger, and their hearts more resolute and invincible. What wo have once done, if true to" ourselves, wc can do again. Already have our ar mies given the enemy "assurance doubly sure," tif what a brave people, contending in a just cause, art 1 able to actucve ami we can Out trust mat Bethel; H Manassaa, Springfield and Lexington, will be beacon lights to lead our gallant soldiers to still more glorious victories. Then let us bury past political differences sac rifice every thing to the cause devote our whole energies of body and mind to the vigorous prosecu' tion of the war stand by the government in its ef forts tq effect, our deliverance, frou a despotism J worse than r.gyptian bondage sustain roe 'gallant leaders of our armies contribute our all, if neces sary, for tho emnfort and support of our bravo sol diers "keep our powder dry." and trust' in the God of battles, and we need notfear the resqlt,of this great conflict I "Independence nev, and indepen dence fokevekI" Let this be our huftto. '-'e Pardon the length of this letter. ' You asked myJ views on the subjects embraced in it and I have, given them candidly. . I shall vote with pleasure for Davis and Stkphkxs, because I believe them patriotic, honest, and enjmble. '- I am your friend, '- :' ','.'' . and ob't scrv't. ; . II. W. MILLER. To J. W , Esq. , - (From the Western Carolinian.'' ' - " . LETTEK FROM COL. Z.B. VANCE. Oor townsman, Mr. Nv G. Allman, a warm friend of Col. Vance, wrote to htm inquiring of the pro babilities of his becoming a candidate for Congress! "Zeb,"-with a candor and patriotism for which he has always been distinguished, declares that he is in the cognate work of fighting for his country ' and expects' to continue in that business. But to his letter;,- ., . . r - . ,i -i !- ... - IIead Quarters, 26th Reg. N.- C. T. -) -- i ' ' ' - Cainp Burgwyn, hear" 'r '':' ' Morehead City, N. C. Sept 18, ,'6l,'. DEAaSnti ' , .'". ' Your letter of the Sod inst, addreased to" ray brother was forwarded by him and received this day. In it you ask, 1st, if I will be a candidate fei Congress ? and 2nd if not a candidate will I consen,t for my name to be run f ' To both questions I an swer in he negati ve. . To this course I am impelled by what I consfder tne most conclusive of reasonaa You remember well the position I occupied upon iho groat question which iniatelj- divided; pie plebf fhgSo Coiar andihe outii. jruetniy aewtea to tiieoja eforais -which the-n-'erlerat faUievi tA&lishacL I tluncf te it so'lonir ii f : tlioach Uteris was a;sliadoJ' a hope of preserving, purifvShg ot. 1 I : ; " : I r t - w teconstractjQg it. Andyo will also-rc.uitlnLjrtiat Jnthe lasV ofBcial communication 1 had the honor townake to my constituents as their representative. 1 pieagca myseu in -case ait our enoris tor peacv and justice at the hands of the North should fail, ttathteamteart-Tfa destiny, and that all I had and was should be spent. in,thcir servfce, f Those" tiofjef di AiJ i youdco; signally aid iniserably -TaW f i vtfwaf W tnru upon the country, and the strong arm af Northern-.' despotism was' stretched but to crutih and 6ubdue .the Southern, people,.- r J.jmruediaUly -TpluntcereA- foi' their defence, in o-edience not OBly to thuj pro, mise, but tho an I trust, tn patriotic instincts : and 1 should hold this promise bntpooriyfulfllled;shftuld I how,' after having acquired sufficient knowledge of j military affairs to begin to he useful to my. coonyy,-' escape its eblig'ilWia by seeking or even accepting a civil appoin'.ment .-. . '- : 1 Certainly, if -there lives alnan in North-Carolina who oQght to do all and suffer all, for his country,, I , Jim that nan -. Since the time of my esteriiija wpoti nian'd estate 1he people have heaped promotion and honors all undeserved; . upon my head;. ' In -tfvery- thing I have'sought their" generous confidence, their untaifing kindness lnis'usuined ate. ,". Wjiilat 1 can never sufficiently repay it 1 am determined, Jod : helping me, te show them 1 was not altogether un worthy of tftcir regard, ",1'ain therefore nof a can didate for Congress, nor will I ronsent for mv nauio to be run. I am perfectly satisfied to be represent- -ed again hy ttie sound sense and sober- Judgment 6P the gentleman who has so lately represented 11$ at '. Richuioud, ot- by, a dozen ejitlemen who live in our. uisirict not, comieoteu-wilt) iiie army some 01 whom I hope tho common peril and the common -cause wilt induce bur people to elect without bicker-' in and strife. . ' , ' I cannot close this hasty letter without, assuring you that I am not insensible to the compliment conveyed by your own and a hundred other similar interrogations which have reached me from different parts of the district No man -can feel prouder nr. more .grateful at such manifestations. Surely God has never blessed a man with more sterling and devoted friends than I can number in the mountain district I May my name perish from the memory of uiy wife and children when 1 cease to reiuemltcr these friends with gratitude. - Among the many who have adhered so faithfully to my poor fortune tbrongb-good and thrmghevir report, f-ain always proud to remember you, unfalteringly and unmista kably. .Please to accept in comJusion, every, assurance of my regard and good wishes for you and yours. Most truly yours. Z. B. VANCE. N. G. Amman-, Eq., Franklin, N. C. ' i Fur '(he Slandard. IlK.in Qks. 2Cth R?g't N. C. Vs. Cajii- Wilkks, near Fart Mtron, ; October 15, lbtil. IF. TV. Ifollen, Ei. : DeaiiSih: I get many letters from home solici-. tinglnc to run lor Congress, oir to allow my name to be run, 1 have answered many of them tmvntely, and hate also written 'one letter for publication, which I presume lias heen miscarried, givjng uiy intentfiins In this regard. I beg permission, there fore, to say through your coin nns to all who have an interest in the m.ilter, that I am not and shall not be a candidate, nor will I consent for luy aauio. to bj run. ' Grateful as I certainly feel from the profoundest depths of my heart, to a mighty host of the warmest noblest, most ilcvotd friuula that ever Jionwr!tl an unworthy representative Who still propose to lionor him, I fei-1 a!.-o that I am more appropriate! y try ing to repay their geiierous confiilence 111 my pres. ent position. . I hold that the man who all his life having enjoyed the favor of his countrymen, evades his sacred obligation to repay it in limes ol danger, by seeking a civil position, is irrima facia unworthy' of the 4-siecm of a free people. To uie it appears plain that mv duty lies 111 the field ; and God spar ing my health, and the heilth of those who divide -with my country the affections of my heart, the al lurements of civil ofbco shall not take 111c from it, though offered under such circumstances as might cause an honest piide in any man's bosom. In haste, yours, Z. B. YANCfi; Col. com'g. 26th Reg.. N. C. Vols. , 1 1 - For the Standard. , ,.rOET3 FOR OUR ABMY. . (. ? , Mil Editor: While I approve the poliey of hav ing Chaplains in our Army, ami of paying them, permit me to suggest the poliey of having Tnets also, and of paying t tic in also. Each will bo useful in his sphere, fighting must be done as well as preaching and praying; and what is better calcu lated to stir the blood and amuse the courage of our soldiers than patriotic war songs Suppose each regiment has its Poet, whose duly it is to write stirring war-songs, to recount the deeds of his regiment or of particular uieia'crs of it, and occasionally to get off' a humorous t-ll'.ision to enliven, tho, camp, who can calculate the elfert, not only on the lighting qualities, but upon the health of the soldiers T His compositions would not only strengthen the hearts and nerve the arms of the soldiers, but they would relieve the tedium of the .camp, and, by arousing the spirits, promote the health of all, not only stimulating the fires of valor, but likewi.stf 'slMking out the blue devil with a hearty lmtgh those same blue decih that cause one haff the sickness among our troops. I make this suggestion, Mr.' Editor,-in good faith, and with an earnest deire to promote the welfare of our brave men novf battling for their homes and liresidc, Out I will not at present enlarge upon it 1 hope you wilt approve what I have said, and lend your aid. . -W.' Fr the Standard. '" y BEAtroKT, Oct ltl, 1861. ' Mil - Hor.nKVt In the H itteras correspondence of the New York Herald copied, in the Richmond Examiner of the 12th inst, 1 regretted to notice a statement that two men from Beaufort, bad. arrived at ll.iUeras, and icn certain information about Fort Macon, Beaufort, Newborn, Washington and Jefferson Davis. I can assure you that no white man has been, nor can any be hired to go,- from Beaufort. or its . icinity on,any fuqli aq errand or, business 'as tlrm. -'The report however, coming sor soon after certain vile insinuations against the loy alty of some of the inhabitants of Una place have appeared, in. , the public press, might be believed, without tliis correction;' The Yankee letter writer at Ilatteras . omitted to state that his. two visitors were bhek men, slaves who escaped from' a settle ment a few miles east of Beaufort, about the time ' the correspondence bears date.1'' They were the property of Mr. Robinson and Mrs.: Gaskill, of this County, very rntelltgertt rascals', who Titj doubt en lightened and interested the Yankees greatly on the subject of our military defences. ' CI VIS. For (lie Standard. MASONIC HALL, MOUNT 'LEBANON LODGE NO. 117. TRIBUTE OF 11ESPECT. Whskbas, ;lt has pleased the, all . wise Ruler of the Universe, to sunder the tics of fraternal friend-, ship-between us ami brother, Woodard Boykin, by" removing hiin from the'tcrrestial to the celestial Lodgo above, .whilst in the bloom and yigor of his years. Therefore, - . - - Resolced, That in the death of our brother, thU . Lodge has lost an ornament, the fraternity a true" and faithful, fiend, ,the 'community' in Cwhich he livod, an honest .and upright .uian . the ;3tate a use-. fql and patriotic citizen..;" ,-'?-."' Resohed, That this Lodge be draped in mourning foe thirty days, and that its eympathies in bonds pf fraternal -condolence, be extended to the familv ami friends of our deceased brother in th eir deep dis tress ,i anu griet . .. .. . . . . v v. Resolved, That theao resolutions bespread On the Minutes of the Lodge, that a copy e furnished to the family, of the deceased, and also to the Raleigh, . Standard with a request to publish the same. JAMES H. BARNES, ) X:Z . '..in'.a. .FOUNTAIN, -A LBERT FARMER,' ' ) - : r ' Wilson, N. C, Oct 12th, A. L. 5861, A. D. 1861. -T0t. Tinf 7QTKRS t5F THr5 TH IRD CONGRES- t Capoed kie - Co4ntjpraf jQarteret, Craven, . J.V4 Vnslsi,' Dujliia 'Wvn Johnston; and FaiioW-CiTTZENs r T am a candidate for youf suf-' frages, at tho election to be held on the first" Wed--nesday of November next to represent you 10 the yfiriaVL angi see whioh-vy -te-psgnrblyvih der thg p er manent Constitution of the Confederate States. Having been so announced, heretofref I awe it to myself; perhaps, to state, and my'caKdor'aftd' sense of propriety induce me to state that the announce-, rhent was aathoriZed by"irte upon solicitations which .were , entitled, to. regard hut suixlyauthrixed. n kuuuv nu. iinmiijjencB or oenei tnai any puono meeting nr.-"-ConvenUon' would be-nllod and hld,' in conformity with phi party Usage, in any district' y neuier, it .,oe necessary and projer to employ tbesa heretofore eccentric agents, m adjusting and' pnning in motion the machinery or th-j new governi' mcnt which wc arc jnst on 'the eve of starting,-'-'' cspet iaTJy during the Revolution Is a question or great magnitude? witii the people, to whom it alone belong it a popular goveminent - ' '- ' In tha exercise of a. mere right which is not to be" controlled, fiihited,' 6r reptrictfid liy any power ex cept that of the Pebple, primarily, I ask the unbias sed suffrages of the free and enlightened voters Of the District;- being' sensiblo in some measure, I auu grave responsibility ol tne position ol your Kep resostative i the fust Congress of the CoufeuVr.cy. If by this course onee determined 011 as right, (and from such course I would never yield,) since, the irregular and haHy tneetipg hold the 1st inst,,. at Goldsboro' -1 should subject myself with good men to the imputation of being a mere seeker after ofBce, or with having immodestly thrust myself be fore yon for office,! few men would more sensitively ; regret it than myself. . 1 would not be a partizan. . I will not be a, party man, while this Revolution lasts, in ' which are in volved the rights of person and property of all men without regard to past party distinctions, agencies, interests, or claims. By various causes we have been driven to an act of separation from the old government causes sufficient to justify that act to the conscience of the citizen, and, we trust, to tho Public Opinion of the civilized world. We are united in the now government in purpose, sentiment and feeling, and our union will strengthen the better, and surer, if free from the spirit of party. . Whether in humble or distinguished position, in private or public station I will with honest purpose, faithfully and with what ability I can, contribute to the support ol all such measures as may be deemed, necessary for the prosecution of the war in which we are engaged ; to the securing and maintaining a free and independent government of Confederate States; and, to the preservation of thoso great fun damental principles of Free Representative Govern ment without a constant recurrence and fixed ad herence to which, nothing after all would be gained by thu Revolution. The limits of my purpose in this circular and a desire to avoid any allusion to old party controver sies, shall forbid my further writing. I would avail myself of any proper occasion which might be presented to address you. C. IL THOMAS. Beaufort, N. C, Oct 12th, 1801. For tlie StnnifWdf. LETTER. JUDGE SHEPHERD'S F.veitkvii.le, Oct. 17, 18GL Wv. W. H01.HEX, Eso. : Dear Sra: In your paper, as well as in many others of this State, my name is annortnvcf ori the F-loctoral Ticket Be assured that I feel it deep in terest ia the election of t ell'orson Davis as President and Alexander II. Stephens as Vice President of the Confederate States, and with the utmost pleasure would cast my vote for them, should 1 be at home. The obligation of our people seems to mc to be plain ar.d decided in this election, and in my judgment we shall most effectually contribute to our bejt In terests by a conlial and earnest union upon these names. I have, however, .1:1 engagement in another State on the day when the Electoral College wiil meet, with which I feel that I am bound by high obligation, to comply. Would I not, then, be deah infi illiberally towards other gentlemen in this dis trict, and uncandidly tuwards the people, if I should allow my name to be used in this connection, when I know that the College murt fill my plare by their election ? While I appreciate your mention of mc, as Well as the approbation of ail other journals who have adopted ym.r views, I am constrained far the reasons assigned to ask the withdrawal of my name. The people here are united, I believe, in their policy, as closely as nit 11 can be. To prosecute the war wilh effect with energy and earnestness to be separated from the United States politically and comtnercwllr. Is now our aim and wilh tho Divine help and blessing, shall be our consummation. With respect, I am vours. J. G'. SHEPHERD. Fur the Standard. PARTY FEELING. To the Editor of the Stumlard,: Dear Sir: In common with yourself and all so ber, thoughtful men in the State, I deprecate mosf; sincerely every attempt at this time to revive and perpetuate parly fcrfltig among our people. -V e owe it to ourselves, wc owe it to tho Confederate government, we owe it to our posterity," and es pecially do wo owe if to the moral rjfect of Southern etcctions vjion the minds of thr. Xrtheni jiCole. that there should be but one Electoral Ticket in the State ; and I rejoice that yon and other editors of the State, have so readily yielded your own jwrson-" al wishes, to unite upon one common ground, in accepting the ticket proposed by " Many Voters.'' 1 cannot conceive how any true patriot ay friend -of harmony and concord, or ardent friend to the successful prosecution of the war, can refuse lo give that ticket a hearty support Certainly nono can do six. , Vith such feelings, every one must deprecate the disposition which wo see in many of the Districts'. to tiring out so many candidates for Congress. I confess that the determination of the people in the 9th District to hold a convention of all parties to select one candidate only to be voted for, well ac cords with my views,. ..Of course the man selected will represent the views and feelings of a clear ma jority io that District That is right Why should we hare three or four candidates in this, the Gth District ? The three gentlemen an-, nounced arc all worthy men. . Mr. Venable is not yet annouueed, but it seems to be understood that those persons in the District who are determined upon keeping up party distinctions and party strife, intend .to vote for htm or .'some', man of the same stripe. If so, is there not a possibility that the con tinuance of Messrs. -A rrington, Turner and Gooeh in the field,' will result in the olectiOn of a tnan who docs not represent the views and feelings of a ma jority of the District? . .Tii 0 District is decidedly conservative Uie people wart a conservative man to represent them. If so, which of those three gen tlemen will most fitly represent the majority vote of the District I have the most kindly feelings for i all three of them. If the shade on the sun dud of our country's history could le thrown back one or more years, I should certainly vote for that promis-. ing young man JoxiaJt'.TuriierJj: He is too ardent to be any thing but a party-roan, and if thin were the time to put forward an ojtiiionit; he would be my choice of all others. Between Messrs. Gooch and Arrington, I do not know that there U a shade of difference in their, views about the trne policy to be Buraeed at this juncture. They aro both conser V k.UiM tw.A ImK Anrwnti r.o - r -.,hl N, A WHC-V, Ol HI "TIM v.- 0... ".v j ; 1. j at a nme like tins ; but in icgisiauve experience ana all the qualifications necessary to , wise and proper discharge of the duties of a mem I er of Congress-, the friends of Mr ooch must admit that Mr.'Aitihjj ton ia greatly his superior; " ' x ;;;;;' ' After takiDg. some note of public' feeling in. the District, I cannot longer doubt that Mr--Arrington, more lully rapresonts: the conservative feeling and wishes of-the District than Mr. Turner, Mr. Gooch, or'Mr; Venable. ;'-' Under snch circumstances, (and 1 am sure I wish hone of theraiany Tiarm,) I would advise all of the gentlemen to retire and leave the field to Mr.Arringtpn. -If they will not, then to be just to ray own-views and feelings, I must vote, tor BAtftr." ' -"L .'AN' OLD LINE WHIG. OctSl, 1861. ; .K bi-.l-iiXioT the Standard. - ! :J. ..;0StAtt,mBij4 esq. .... ' ?:AlloW me ajbrief ipace to bring be fdre'tfje people of the fifth. District, this talented (and bold cld .Union candfdate for Congress. He js fready before, them, as they, well know, and as his opponents have ere Ibifilt':. A truer, bolder more honest man, dosw not ,bwatbe. He is in tho canvass. ;not by his own seeking,, but by the earnest pcrsuT sions-of B friends. - But why could ther not let him remain at his post? Biiitply because the bid ;UBiiin roen of; tbjs District.imve.no idea of submit ting tamely.to the avowed purpose and claim of the old Secessionists, to hold on to the offices and to jnanage the war, because forsooth, they got us into V!J .,'f'hat.is the. reason,' Mr.", Editor, Our old Upion. men. Ive gone to the war they shoulder their . ttsketsbar their bosoms to the foe they are the men to " mount guard," and is it too miich to give them a representative jn Congress to look ajtcttheir interests f.-CerUinly not.' ... '- I leara it is bruited about in some quaters, rat'ier stealthily no doubt, that J Turner, Jr., simply be cause he.ddes' not back down' from bis positions but still assails the course of the old Secessionists' that he is untrue to the Sooth and an enemy to the Confederate government Never was anything moro slanderous 'and undeserved What, r he who was among the first in the State to shoulder his musket to mareli;tu her defence he, untrue? Ridieulous! Let such slanderers be chary how they talk. Thev had, tetter Aie.-y, .- . . . . 3 There -is no truer friend to the South and tho state, than Josiah TurneK. He is destined to bo a bright star in the councils of the nation. He has the watchfulness, and the fcoldness, and the satire and the honesty of John Randolph, of Roanoke Let the friends of Jaw and order, and justice and light, jjtaiiu lip to him. A YOTElt ITake Cdunty, Oct 10, 1861. . ' " - For the Standard. WASHINGTON COUNTY. ifs. Eotrou; As the papers arc constantly and very properly, heralding the noble and praise-worthy acts of Southern ladies, it may not be improper ti, give some account of what "they have done and are doing here. , In our little connty we have raised two full com panies, Capt. (now Major) Gilliam's company, and Capt Latham's Company, attached to 1st reg't. State troop, under Col. Stokes, now on the Potomac. The first company, Capt. Gilliam's, was composed of our young men, the flower of our county; they are now prisoners in .New York. About tirty of our young meii have joined Capt Marshall's and Capt Brabblo's Infuntry companies, and Capt Snt terthwaite's Cavalry company ; besides these Capt. S. H. McRea has raised and has now in barracks a new company. . ". ' The ladies of this town made for each of Capt. Gil liam'scoinpiiny three shirts, two pair of drawers, a fa tiguesoit, and dress uniform suit about which they were' employed with untiring energy, for several weeks. This company was clothed entirely at home. They made all the ander-garments and fatigue suits for Capt Latham's company ; their uniform (dress) being furnished while at Warrenton. ,A few weeks ago the ladies formed a Volunteei's Aid Society, and set to work with the energy and devotion belonging only to woman, to prepare cloth ing for otir s liders no. v in f ie fieK Tticy have just sent off to Capt L-nthara's company, (id llannel shirts, S3 p urs of socks, 60 pairs of drawers and 20 towels, and have also contributed and sent a suffi cient number of blankets Tor the company, and the society is now at work to supply Capt McRca's company ; and this is only what the ladies of this town have down. Quite as much, if not more, has been sent off by the ladies from other portions of the county. ., , Plymouth, October. 16, 18G1. The Henderson ville Times says that His Honor J udge French at his Courts at several place, charged the grand jury to take special cognizance of the acts of certain illegal bodies styling themselves "Vigi lance Committees," and to return them in all cases when they have taken the law into their own hands. Appointments far Candidates. Fifth District. Wc arc. requested to state that Messrs. Arring ton, Turner, and Gooch, candidates for Congress in this Diatrict.-will address the people at the follow ing times and places : " Red Mountain, -Orange, Wednesday "Dd October. D.irhiuu's, Orange Thursday 24th October.- Chapel llill, Orange, Friday 25th October. Cedar Grove, Orange, Saturday 2Cth October. KolcsvilK Wake, Monday 28th October. II oodY Store, Wake Tuesday 20th October Barney Jones', Wake, Wednesday 30th October. Brasstiulds, Granvilln, Friday 1st November. Hemlerson, Granvill?, Saturday 2d November. The candidates will be at Oxford on Tuesday of. Court week, the day before the election. Mr. Gooch will address the people at Bileigh on 'Vcih:e,sd.iy night the 30th October ; and he will al so address the people ai Laws', Wake, on Thursday the 31st ,".'. ' Sixth District. We arc lequested to state that Messrs. Dick and McLean, candidates for Congress in the tith District, will address the people at the following times and places:, .. . . . ... At Andrew Albright's Store, Alamance County, on Friday the 25th October. At Shallow Ford, Alamance, on tbaSaturday the 2i)th Octoocr. , At Itoxoorough, Person County, on Saturday No vember 2d. " - LAEQE STOCK OF WINTER CLOTHING HARD ltl G!S. II AYIXO PURCHASED (FOR CASH.) OF Messrs .SCOTf & HAKKISOS, of Petersburg, Vs., their entire stock'r superior"' " ' ' RKAUY MADE CLOTHIXG," and GEXT'i FUUVIiilllXOXiOOUS, I thai) lmve opened and reiidy for itale, in- a feu days, tbe most dueir.ible, ud pruUtbly the iarwt armeaKf , ' Read f Made Goods in the State. I shall offer-nij Good at reasonable pnecs fur O'th, and Cash only. Those in want will Ihid it to tbeir interest to examine. ' ... E. L. HARDING. Raleigh, fcC, Oct !, 18L yuwAswlm. NOItTII-CAROLlIfA COAL. , THE SUUSCKIUEB DEGS LEAVE TO AXXOUXCE In the cilizens of UBleiph tlml he has made ai rance nients ! keep on baud cudUdI supply of COAL Iruiu Fjf.vp. iu t'liuthuui cnuuty. . . i'ersoiw vrihiii(f to hare C0A.L aelivcred at tbeir rcaidence. cau have it by makinre-irly applica'ion. -- .. . -, . , v - lO'EKKALU , . . Wilauuglon Street BalcicbBN. C, Angl27, Ul. . , 77 tf. r ' : - . .GEO. W- BLOUNT, ' AITOUN ET ' A X l COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Wiloa,Jl.CM ILL ATTEND TO BUSINESS ENTRUSTED TO bim in aah, Wilson. Edgxombe aud Fraoklia t Ollllllerl. 1 lib il, 1861. 15-tri!urly. I - HEAD QUARTERS W. C. TROOPS. " ' '. 3. Adjutant General' Office. I -: t. .' . rtV BaIEIUu, OcUll, ibtl. - f. . GRXCBAh Okd's Ko. 19.J ' v ' , ' '-- ; I. All accounts ajruinsnhe State of North-Oarolinh.'fn-cnrreil fcTHrtitry pm-posf mnst be picseated al tin's uf flice wrtliin ftiirlT days after - they hart been made; if ' lonjrer wtthheld, no akuranceenn be given of their fovdni ble cntuideruttofa'or proRipt parment. ' ' -: II. -Acwiurim nboold ah-ays be aeeompanied br a certifi cate ff 'some officer rr authorized jen of lb State, that tbepiMperty has.b?ei delivered, bat the price chnrged vi-m sccordiB to agreement or contract, and that the re- ccirer win account liir the same to the State; otherwise, acctitiMs ammnt pud. 'f Hv rHr nf 4h (iiirrnor. I - . - - . . , J. G. MARTI!", ' - Adj. GcneraL ' ''- ' 91 UwStswr. f -A.r -October 1 5, 186U '"' ORtU CAROLINA INSTITUTION. i , roa the ' - - DtAE AND D TBI 11 AND THE BLIND. f M1H B NKXT SESSIOS OP TH W I H ST I T 0 T I O ff 'A trHt commence o Monday, the 2nd day of Sep tember, sad oontinoe TEJt . MONTHS- I'P'I hu!d be tent in ptnctoaUff at the cononiMieetDeBt of ihe sessmn. Uavinii fall enrpa of Teachers io the different Uepart-ments,-it t to be hoped tbat tho parents and friends -or. the Deaf and Dumb- and the BiinoV-wftt send Ihem bera to receive the benefila of an education. Any information as to the aiethod of admUinp pnpila, Ac , will be ffiTen. uuoa pplicatioip-o m,;bv letter er otherwise y YVILME J. TALMER, rrmcpnU Raleigh, August 16, IdBl. VI Aa5u "'1 J '