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Wdddv Thompson, dated M/ Johu M
31 ?l, lH4d," testilym* (o the t?f ^ ... .
uor liolti and himself wsiledi; ' V.
after h,? elect,on .. Vice Pre/^j ov
he *?, staying at lirowu ? u?v MJ
the Laeeut.ee .ess,on o ?almal% to ,,
c*nhr.u General H.rrtsooJf wL,?
( ab.net, Imr the purpoae ofm th.BlU.rlllt{
er or not he would jo.e/ ?
Hank ol the United SuJJ d ,tlould t
should he proposed by J? |g|| Mr T,
" My P.*. SlB sAouthell delisered im ,0.
r?uucellne #1 ahould ,l"U lh? ?lUUl.?
of conversation # P""*1 U*i",,'u f T01
rooou, at Brown'*#' """""J1 IW u"> ' "IP"'
ti<-II of (renaral M>-?" wl" h?'" ,lrr?
received a leue#" m* 011 ,h*' 'ubJ?c<, "?bicti
had felt it m. M >? ??"? ? ?? J?". brloio I r
ceivod vour VI #e ' *bouid have done Ihu t>
fore, but lor M""tr oircuiusianeoe aud consider
Uoo< winch M*xur lo ail Vuu very well knot
?tr, (hat wim,uu voviod to hesitate as lo otfeiii
me Una iu,M*- which had been leudcrrd 10 we I
General I# "" u" 'bod day after hu iuauj
rat, ? Jft made no profcsaious of fricudship
you, aii 1TdjU1" u ' 'bat, eveu now, my motives,
doioj 1# ample act of jualice to you, will be unar
preseaJd L>uriuj the various consultations as lo U
ecntt0ie1 "bo were lo constitute the Cabiust 1
GeWraHlarrisuti.lhe name of the most iotimale friet
lt,f 1 lave in the world, Colonel William C Pre
tid was preseuled lo General Harrison by moat 1
/ V?hi4? f the houlb, for the Navy i>e par linen
f erv many of the most duting uiaAed ineiuhers of It
>Vhi^ party, knowing (tie close mlunacy belwer
Cwonel Preeloo aud uiysclf, came lo me and eau
Oh: )/ Colonel Prratvw waj feAen from Ik* Oiiiah, t
sets on Ml bonk yurr can vovuld cmiw lo a lie and Ik
fou weva'd irrlet/iiy gtrs yovu matia^ sots, as Pkc Pr
nUtnl, s^isuut vucA an 1 .ilUulwn I therefore calli
upon vou, 111 company with Mr. Uotls, of VirgiDi
I end introduced the subject of a Hank, an as lo dra
i objection which lied been or could be made to U
wivlnloiMil of Colonel P. e
Whilst 1 could not have voted for a Bank uiysel
from cousiilulioual scruple* I have uever doubti
the benrhceol edecta of such an Institution
therefore, id a somewhat long couverealion with jo
presented many of the argument* which were uv
Ly the advocate* of the constitutionality of such I
institution ' 1<?MI note repeat ah that you laid, b
I Anate that a eery pontic run etc torn teal if ft upon ?
nnt that you teauld roll again* a bank , and mi tetd
Mr. Hotti when irr Left your lootn
i immediately called upoo Colonel Pre*ton, at
communicated to him all that had peaaed belwei
you and myself, and aaid to hits thai if he intandi
to vote for a Bank, that I thought lie ought to com
der very deliberately whether, in such a stair
thinga, it would be proper for bun to leave the H
nat* He immediately (aa I waa informed) aulhcj
itrd a friend to My to Oeneral Harrison that be be
red that a place in the Cabinet might not be offeri
On my return from Washington, and after tl
death of General Harrison, and when it waa a mi
ter of grueral speculation what course you wou
take on the Bank question, in all my converaatio
with my Iriends, I told them of thu interview, undr
pressed the pinion that you would not sancrion an a
j II ml. u( important modtju at tor
which J jiuccretj hoped would be conceded by the h a
I am, dear sir, with sincere respect and aaleeui,
Your friend and obedient servant,
is/ 'I'liriuuviiiu
h YT . 1 II'Villi UVil .
fe. To the Prkiidbnt or thb U torso 8tatb?.
B Fellow-citizens, the evidence I have furnisl
ffl ed you i* Whig evidence, and n drawn froi
[>.. the sources furnished by the oracle* of it
C' Whig party. The fact is, then, that the su
hi cession of the Vice President did not alter it
|fl position of that party as to the Bank questioi
fj and did not release them front their plight!
M word that the establishment of such an institi
jf lion was not contemplated, and not desired 1
Hj them, in the election of General Harrtso
js How, then, can they he justified in raising tl
IS question, like another Phoenix, from the ash
H wherein ' it* doom rroa irrevocably fixed
M and attempting to till the country again with i
H pestilential exhalations? Upon what print
19 pies of faith, and honor, ana consistency, as
rl party, did they act ? These are questioi
Era which they cannot answer. But these gei
iff tlemen hare a most happy faculty of relievir
'?! themselves ot charges by making charges, at
"t of answering questions by asking question
.1 They desire to know ''why it was that M
B "Tyler sustained Henry Clay at Harnshurg,
"he was so entirely opposed to a Bank as tl
;"facts would seem to snow ?" 1 might rep
,f. after their own manner to this inquiry, by as
J ing, in return, " why was it, if the party at
"country desip d a Bank in 1840, did they n
I "select Henry Clay at Harrisburg?" I hat
| no wish, however, to meet the charge in th
f manner. I will meet it full in the face. I ho
6 in my hand a letter, in Mr. Clay's own han
^ writing, dated October 10th, 1839, not long b
'j. fore the Harrisburg Convention assemble
nuivu auau luiiiisii uiy rcspuuse. 1 lie circui
stances under which this letter was written re
der it peculiarly interesting. Those circut
stances are these. Mr. Tyler, feeling panic
larly anxious to know, before he went to He
'ruburg as a delegate, the opinions and views
Mr. Clay upon various questions addressed
him in reference thereto a communication, at
to this communication the letter I have is tl
reply. Speaking of the various elements ol tl
Whig party, and the points of di?agreeme
belweeu them, Mr. Clay says: " We disagr
11 about obsolete questions oj policy, and mal
thai disagreement available to prevent our ui
J " ting in wresting the Constitution from tl
1 " hands of men who have put them into its li
" ing vitals." What questions of policy, fellot
rfj; citizens, were absolute at that lime, but Ban
whose doom, to use their own language, w
t? / " irrevocably fixed." and which thev did n
/ desire to sea "revived"?but Tariff, whti
/ had been settled forever by the ' Compromit
that bl?ssed family compact which had savi
| the Union," as they declared in the address
1 1835?and Internal Improvements, which hi
! been abandoned after the distribution of tl
| surplus revenue, and "left entirely with tl
Stales?" What other questions than the
j had agitated the country since the war? S
I how exactly this declaration of Mr. Clay a
I cords with the address of 1839. That addrei
j says:
P "All idea of ehartering a National Bank has be>
y relinquished by its former most ardent advocates,
I inexpedient and umntctssetry in the present and futu
} monetary condition of the country.
' j? " The Tariff it nettled by the term* ef the Coi
v promise act of 1833, unless it shall be suspended J
'i political purpotn by those who offtcl to dread the r
| [L establiahment of high protective duties. These d
|' |B ti.s are, indeed, no longer necessary llio stahili
,v| of our manufacturing establishments enabling the
to maintain a competition with foreign fabrics, wit
: !] out retort In thi* trtrancnui tupport.
d "And ihe necessity of national improvrmrnts by tl
General Government has tiecn entirely supersndi
jg 6y the energrlic application of the resources of the never
' .Stolen to tinat object."
H These are the circumstances under whir
j| Mr. Tyler sustained Mr. Clay at Harnsbtiri
jf? The secret of that support is now out, and let
.1 go forth to the winds, lor then the whisper wi
J he made into each freeman's ear, that Dane
! y Webster was not the first man to pronounci
; I at l-'.ineuil Mall. I hi Hunk ,in olimil < I c -/;/ rati,,
of policy.
to this most evasive and deception
I course pursued toward* the President, was M
f Clay's** I'duct to M Wise, which, in his A
y U' i irlr t> November, 1841, and his at
dress to his consuhients in the spring of 184<
r np iniornis me public wan practiced upon tnnr
7)1 and which led to lug celebrated and often que
ted edlo^tc Taylorsrille letter. Mr. Wisestate
f J that Itelore wriiing that letter he called upo
^ 1 Mr i ifly lor the |>111n.>v. .i rho ria ining w ha
[' hu . i.w? and wIiri ? ,)?ia be hta niwiaei
, m n intern to Hanlt, Tariff, and Internal Im
provemeut, in the future ; ?nd that Mr Clay, it
\ sRil.tv read til lutn [????ge? Iron
j J \ he speech Which he (Vlr.G.) had prepared n
[Jf \ deltrer at Taylorsrille, and in which he ataart
m[eti, l' that (he Bank question should be left to
" "the arbitrament of future enlightened pub
fy ' lie opinion (hat the Tat iff should rest upon
ii- "the principles oj the < um promise act of
' i, "18X1 and that Internal Improvements should
le " henrrjorlh be left with the Btalcsn? which
er ,uu will hud to lilcrmlly uuc, by itiruiug to thai
i" speech, us now published by ureely A McKl
lk rath, his own frieudsaud supporters.
1 I might here couclude my reunrks ou this
< >ubjri t ; and, if 1 eounulted I' y owu let-hugs, I
re should do so without proceeding tosu examiua
,e lion of the details of the extra session of 1841
f 1 ruin, however, toiiipri* iuc iu um wwur
? ol the rectitude ol my poaidou, 1 brave (tie cat
uiuuira ot Itial period.
c The uuderaigued annouocee in I ha readera ol the
r_ MaJiaoul all, lhai ha haa di?c of lha entire r.lab
m I ahuirni to Ja?>t K Dow K?<j , a gentleman ol ?,
lablubed reputation both in the tueiary J political
,g eirctea of the country. Mr D. will aleo, ws under
atalid, be aided by er?etal gentlemen ol the uioal dia
u_ ling Ulahed abilltiaa and wa have ?ulficleut eaeureii'r
lo that lha paper uuOar auch auaplciee will give entire
|Q aalietaction to the Aduiinlatrallotl, and to the giral
t Republican party
lc The under.Ignrd haa likawiao eild to Mr Ih.w all
the debta due from eubocribera, and payment will be
,j made to huu alone.
( t he debta due for advertieing, and for jobe, the uri
jf dereigued haa reserved . and be deairee that payment
, be lUd.lr lo .VI r 1. A Itntwlgtlt. M? OUIJ aulll. .1 H. .1
IC ""ho w'II *'?.> aellle *ll Jniiian I* ihal may be
,u prewiiled againat the
Washington City, April 7, IB4S
a, At ?f in lei. J lo kiaua t large edition ol the first
w number o' our paper, it will afford a rare opportunity
|y lo edsertlaer-a to make their wlabaa known lo the pub
ie I" geuernlly. We woukl ibank our Irieud* m other
I < ilteo, aa wall aa tine, lo " like due notice, and gos|f,
eru Iheuiselrca accordingly."
nil ?
sj 1 lie lira fuel Office law, wbieb will go lata opeiau>.ii
in a frw werha, will prohibit PununealMe trosn
torwardiug money lo puhh.be re tree ofa a panne We
rly druie ibow ol our eutiacnbera who happen lo bo in
.r rear a, to bear ihie laci ui ui.ud It la for Ibnat be
nehi a> aell aa for our owa, thai we make ibe auggee,j
] <ion Thuae aUo who intend lo become aubacribera,
will aleo pleaae lo reiuljnut ibla important fact,
a- 1 Being about lo incur an imuieaae eipetiae, in pro,r.
curing entirely new uialrnale for our new paper, for
g- j which we intend lo pay caah on datisnry, ami hanag
Btl lo meei our pecuniary obligations lo Mr. Jones, all
which will be payable on iba Ural of May, ilia praaeui
Ha propriator of the Madiaoiuan will cuiiaidcr il a high
i|. favor if tho?e indebted to the eatabluhiiMmt wtll ru
|U iU?vor to liquidate the amount on orbctora that tune
k< i
** Dr. J. K Sickala, leave renewed three moolhs.
Matter R. Capeo, to the Navy Yard, Philadelphia.
Carpenter F. Sagte, detached Iruin the Nary Yard,
le In order to make the necessary preparations
^ for our new paper, our daily will not again be
Q issued until Thursday, when it will appear in a
id new dreas. In order to compensate for this
1- delay, we shall, on that day, give our readers
thrice the usual quantity of readiug matter.
The Democrats have awept the State?only
tB one Whig member of Congress elected, as fat
a aa heard from. So much for fighting for annexas
auon With boldness and honesty.
|g The Whig papers are extremely anxious to
lr. know what Mr. Polk will do. We can tell
if them?he trill do his duty, fearlessly, faithfully,
. I 1X7.. G..A ,1... IV.II I. .L. C3
01 vv c IIIIU IIIC luuuwuig paiugiapn in nic ouuiiifTn
Advocate, a Whig paper published at Huntsville,
Alabama, which requires explanation :
j. " According to the Madisonian, the removal of Mr
p Williams, the collector of Boston, was a direct slighl
, of Mr. Calhoun. The Madisonian says : 'Mr. W. ii
' a warm friend of Mr. Calhoun's, and we understand
n~ in consequence of his intimate personal and politica.
n~ relations with Mr. W. of long standing, he departed
n- from his general rule, and expressed his desire to Pie.
u- sideot Tyler to have Mr. W. appointed.'"
^ If the Madisonian ever said any such thing.
t0 it was, of course, before it paased into the handt
id of the present proprietor. This statement
is incorrect. Mr. Williams iran npf appointed
bfcauee he was the friend of Mr
ee Calhoun, but because he wan the only pernor,
Ice (then) before the Cabinet as a candidate for the
ii- office?this we happen to know ! As 10 " the
intimate personal and political relations," &c
that is a poetical license which may be excused
when one wishes to make out a strong case
as The Whig papers hare been industriously enr|i
gaged in endeavoring to alienate the friends ol
Mr. Calhoun from the President; in order to dt
r>,j this they have relied almost wholly upon the
of case we have alluded to above. If the fact;
were all known, no friend of Mr. Calhoun
^ would have reasoD to complain of injustice
se None was intended?none has been done. Wil
ee our Whig friends "try again?"
We see it stated in a paper published some
where in the State of Maine, that this steiling
re advocate of Democracy "mi to be removed'
from the office of Collector in the city of New
,OT. York. It is a great mistake?no such thing is
e- tnougnt 01 Dy anyooay except a lew disappoint
" ed politicians of that State, who did not aid in
m the election of Mr. Polk. The People, the
A- ma**?*, too well know how much tbey owe to
the unwearied exertions of Got. Van Ness
?l during 'he late Presidential contest, to consent
' to his removal. He is a faithful and efficient
officer, and will continue, we doubt not, to hold
^ the situation that he so ably fills.
i- ....
J] collector at buffalo.
rl We are pleased to learn that our friend Hbnrv
r, W. Rooees, F.stj., has been appointed Collector
n of the port at Buffalo. He is every way qualim
lied for ihe responsible station.
r. ' ?.
i Thoftp editor* and Irltpr wrifpr* wkn n/iJ# dm
I, article from oar paper respecting the new uni
y form of (he Nary, without giving us credit
* therefor, will have to acknowledge their guilt of
, larceny, in correcting the error that'* some
t, connotation.
A arsn m thrown from Ma tawaa, on Pennsylvania
^ ivenue, between tilth and t3th street*, but we be
a lieve ib?l n<> hooa* were broken, and only a slight
v bruwe occasioned.
The Washington " Madieoinau' publishes witbou
credit eballed corntuaucmg "A lueuieu eat at tin bus
wtieal," which appeared originally m uui paperLtufU
Put* wl.
VVe lake tiir above Irotn the Patriot r?<ief
to (lata (hat we copied the bulled r*a? t|y ea W
found it in eu exchange. We make it a poin
ill duty to give credit where credit is due.
tL jr The friend* of (he feiuily will be
IU leant thai Mrs. Cul Henlon, who h ia beei
alarmingly ill, is lo day gieatly iui|iroved n
We copy the lollowing article Irom the Chi
cago Itentorial, and aak lor it the aitemiou u
our friends aud of the public generally:
"We rrgtel to see hi aviue | uu< J ol the deiuuersli
paper* III New Voik. Sllaeia upuu ibis distinguish*
statesman, who bsajualbeeu appointed Secrtiiary I
W.r , and uiiiat protest against any differences tbs
may enai in Mew York in relation to the propriety ?
amending the coa.liluiiuu uf ihel Muir bring inter
"... Ill Willi llir (Mil; Ol III" U.UKJW.IM (' T 'II ill'
I UHli. ln.iT.il we give ihr internal quarrel ol Mn
Yurk luu much importance when we >Ule thai it i
about i be pToprirty ol changing tbe Const llulon II
tlial Stale II we uuetaka nut the tlilfrietica is on I
ae to the means ol uisking 1'ie cltaege, a..ui< prelri
ring a t ow.eultou, and souse preferring to aubiiitt tb
proposed sliieridinenls directly to the peoplr IJu
with thia w. have usthing to do All we want i> tin
the New York dr itinera la aliould keep their quarrel
to lb. inset vee
Tke appointment of Go* Maioy haa Lierii haile
Ikmagkata tka tlakm a. a very popular and draervlu
uaa. Um la teat. ami lulrgruy a/e proverbial anil
altituwgk ke kaa taad every poet ol" honut in bia Siati
and tkiiae commanding a grrul variety of lalrnla, n
democrat to New Yurk dare trek bia reputation by lb
aleertioo that be haa nut left every one with tit
grealaet credit to hlmaelf.
It baa been but fortune often to be in prominent pc
atlioaa m tka waai trying limes liar country ever wil
neaaed , and he waa never the man to dodge teapot
aibtlity or thow the leaat signs of alaiB To hit
the lfoinwcralic party and the whole oouDtry ow
muck , and tka day it not far diataut whan thuea edi
urn who now to atoutly aaaall turn will be aahamnd u
lh?tr advance condemnations Indeed, we are pleat
ed to see that several of them have already change
their tone
Mtjor Nosh, tit speaking of Govaruor Marcj
luakae tha tot tow tug neaee rrtnarks :
" New York haa an able and hooeat man in Wil
I tarn L. Marey. Wa have known htai from the tun
ha kept a little wooden taw office a Troy, 8 by 1(1
with a faw law booln and a good French Itbiary 11
edited the Budget and wa tba National Advocate
and together we achieved m this Btala mere politics
vie lories than Nay or Soult, but being a faat runner
he got into the Governor*! chair before I could com
up to bun My misfortune waa that 1 sprung frou
an old and aristocratic family in the tli.ta of the da
luge, and my ancealorv came out of Igypt with lb
Israelite* "
Wf have received a remarkably well writlei
communication, from a higlily respectable gen
(It-mail in the city of Boston, animadverting n
the strongest terms upon a laie article in th<
Globe, in relation to the appointment of Mr
Wright as Navy Agent. We hope not to gtvi
ollence to the writer, whom we remember will
the highest respect, when we say, that we mus
beg leave to withhold his communication Iron
the public eye for the preaent. We do thia
not because that Mr. Wright happens lobe;
personal Irtend; that would not weigh with u
a straw's value, if we deemed it our duty ti
insert the communication ; but we think that m
good can result from the\continuance of th<
controversy. We fully uud heartily endorse th
truth end justice of the following extract fron
the communication of our correspondent, in re
lation to the excellence of the Worcester Pal
" Now to us here, who sre perfectly familiar wit
all the circumstances of the cim, the statements of th
article in the Globe are supremely ridiculous. Toca
in question the standing or motives of the Worceate
Palladium among person* taiuiiiar with its charactai
i? a taak futile in the extreme. That journal ne?d
no endorsement from the Globe or from the writer
it eiamla, and has stood for years, one of the first, i
not fhe first among the democratic family in Net
England, for ability, dignity, and unwavering advn
cacy of democratic principles, of I he strictest sect. I
has no superior among the many able democraii
piessesof this section. Its able advocacy of all th
leading measures of the democracy, has been such a
to call forth encomiums from many distinguished gen
llernen of the party in various sections of the country
J including memierr of the pritt.nl Cabinet. The loca
lion of the Palladium is in the 5th Congresaioni
1 District of this Slate, a district which, at the eleciioi
[ for the 28th Congress, nominated as their candidal
the Hon. David Henshaw. The nomination was faiil
and openly made, in an open convention, by delegate
chosen by I he people themselves. The nomination wa
acquiesced in by,and perfectly satisfactory to,lhe peopl
, of ihe district, and no one found fauli with it, unl
i he Bay Stale Democrat, published in Boston, at a re
1 mote distance from the 5th district, commenced a wa
' upon the regular nominee of the party, and by accu
sationa the most unfounded both on the public an
private characler of the distinguished nominee, pre
ducedsomuch effect as to elect a Whig tuCongress.
! The New York Courier and Enquirer say
that John S. Chauncy, Esq., lias published th
i ,?h,, ,i;..,i k?.?i ?r ii?, va.,
. dalia. Mr. Chauncy lias done no such thing
the Madiauiiian published the list of the name
f which the Couriet borrows from our pape
> without credit. If we thought this was don
t purposely, we would hegin with the Courier, i
i carrying out our late determination, and declin
i a further exchange with that paper.
| PoruLAR Lectures on Science and Art; by Di
We have received from Greely and McElralh, o
New York, part first of this exceedingly valuabl
and interesting collection of scientific tracts.
Dr. L. as a lecturer, has but few equals, and hi
; illustrations, while they are intelligent to the mo*
ignorant and dull, are irresistibly convincing.
We know of no work of fiction so interesting o
1 wonderful.
commmnicatf d.
, The Whigs of Erie, Pennsylvania, have been giv
ing (Jen. Heed, lata M. C., a supper in conaiderntioi
of his servieea in their behalf while in office. The*
Whig* are great on feasting their public servants specially
if they happen to do their duty. Wt wouli
like In know if llicy treat ilirir jnirair nrvant* will
m much cooaide ration.
Hon. Jamea Thompson, M C. elect fiom the ?aim
diatriet wa? lately tendered a public banquet on thi
occasion of hia retiring from a judicial alalion, whirl
he eery promptly declined. He it a Democrat.
P. S. V. Hamet adrertinee in the Erie paper*
" lote in town for eale to suit the ei/.e of the pur
rnaxer ?? e suppose uiry lire loomed in I lie buna
ground. Z.
The following is the lowest estimate of the low bi
the great fire at Pittsburg
" A committee appointed by the Council*, after i
full examination of the burnt district, baring minute
ly runted erery part of it, hare ariired at the follotr
ing result:
!Wi building* burnt?ralue . g2 f.fid, V*
Value personal properly burnt - 9IS.4M
This doe* not include money or personal property
of young men or persons not keeping house
In the city of Psria 591 periodicals are published
> We are requested lu say that (be regulation
ob u?Val unilorm, published iu our papor of
^ 1?aI eveuiflg as otticitl, has nol yet been issued.
( W< believe ilie Hccreiury ol tin- \a?y has uu
( Jrr con ruler anon a very reasonable request of
(be lieutenants , but we are well informed (bal,
an ye(, no tinwl action lias been bad. I( was
I scut lor publication in our papei willioul bis
II knowledge, and was therefore preuiaiure.
" Other papers are requested not 10 copy tbe
A reipected correspondent asks us :?" Wby
? ^ ur
' Is It that till Wtllg appointees Ol UtlSltX ?? til
ITU, are at ill retained as cleiks iu the State
e Department? Are not our Foreign Relations
,, iu lu? critical a situatiuu juil now to allow ol
i the indirect supervision ol one who received a
'' Ire sometime ago from British hankers V
The frequent inquiries as to the price ol the
y type, Ac., advertised lor sale iu our paper, iu
* duces us to say that there is a lout of Bourgeois
* of 1000 lbs. (hall or the whole,) a font of Breu
vier ol ;>UO lbs which wr will sell lor lilteru
" cents per lb. cash.
j The Napier pruitiug press cost $1,000, and
a the owner directs us to say that it will he old
' lor $ 1 ,n>0, cash ? n is as good as new.
u - .. .
Almost every afternoon, when the weather l?
' pleasant, an intelligent-looking, brisk-moving,
singularly dressed old gentlemen, uiay be seen
u pulling tor the loug bridge, like Peter Sctiiniel,
* al'lrr his shadow, smiling I* every greeter and
,f ga/iug about him with an eye at insatiate as
i- that of ihe sea Kagle, ou an ocean crag. Hav**
nig reached the bridge, the spectator beholds
hun wuh astonishment, change his walking
start into a tithing rod wuh us tackle complete,
and alter takiug from his rapacious breeches
, pocket a tobacco box Ailed with angle worms,
I, seat himself on the lough pier, and bob Willi ss*
lonishiug patience, for any thing below, from a
j bull minnow to a ponderous cat-Ash. As the
> looker-on beholds this interesting gentleman of
* the old school drested in rusty black, with low
h crowned hat and silk stockings, and kuee
8 breeches, chewing the quid of expectation and
springing up with the alacrity of youth at every
bite, he is induced to ask his uame. Judge,
^ however, of his astonishment, when the polite
uiiK'ikiTpTi 1111uinut nun iii i mis ircuim rui,t
non of Sir Roger d'Coverly, was formerly a
p Seuator iu Cuugress, the Chancellor ol Ken
tucky, and Heeretary of the United Stales TreaP
What would England say if Sir Robert Feel
should bob for eels off London bridge ; and yet
our old EX. is a better man. and a more skilful
Financier, than Uie exclusive premier of Britain.
The editor of the New York Tribune who
abhors women and eats bran bread to fit him for
a Mahometan heaven, has taken our junior edie
lor to task for a poetical license in his lines
^ upon the birth day of General Jackson. We
once called the editor of the Tribune handsome,
which was a far greater sin, but he did uot contradict
ii we nnd tne luilowing in a late number of the
r Old Dominion, and we ask with amazement il
J the charges can be true? Will not the present
; efficient Secretary ascertain the facts in the
'J ease ?
- It is said that Capt. Vorheei, od leaving the Capes
it of Virginia, at the commencement of his cruise, had
c the whole crew assembled, and made the following
e proclamation:
* "I u) wiA every man to understand, that iif he is reported,
I wilt punish him whether hioiit or wrona?for 1 be'
lieve thai I can place confidence in my officers, that they
j will not report a man without cause."
n This fact we have vouched to us by one, with ree
ference to two other petty officers of the ship, whoss
y nanus shall be given whenever the Secretary may
s demand them for the purpose of having justice dealt
a out to the otfender. On our stating this order to a
e distinguished Naval officer, who ranks high on his
,1 country's annals, and usking his opinion, he said it
was equivalent to declaring that his ship should witness
r perpetual punishment.
h Under this brutal policy, as developed in the order
above set forth, punishment was perpetual, nnd the
,_ charge is boldly made thai more than one sailor or
>> inferior person was whiffed to death ! This we do
know, that the officers of that ship did not dare to
stay with and mingle with the men, but hurried themselves
off at the earliest moment; for threats of ven
s gcuuce were loua aixi deep against them, and we
e have no doubt, bad the men been discharged, serious
scenes would have been witnessed in this town.
It it the duly of the Government to interpose its
_ power between the Commander and his victim, and
we call upon the Secretary in behalf of justice and
s humanity to have this matter thoroughly probed,
r ? .?i?I
n Last evening, the wind after raising a trp
e mendous dust atid slamming all the doors, window
blinds, and old garden gates in the city,
took its departure and permitted the willing
" clouds to rain undisturbed. The rain continued
with slight intermissions through the night, ace
companied by thunder and lightning. The latter
rather extra.
? This morning the trees have grown larger,
l and the pstn drops glitter upon myriads of new
leaves formed at the extremes of branches scarcer
ly visible before. All ladies of our acquaintance
who could possibly leave off sleeping, were out
beforesun rise plucking blooming roses to adorn
their lovely forms, and prying into rain water
|( hogsheads as Narcissus looked into Ins watery
B mirror, somewhat curious and particularly well
_ pleased.
i The avenue that has been like A. Gordon
(i Ptm's highway to the infernal regions, for the last
iit>i1111, it lunv ijuifi huhiti, iiiiii urs iihc !? nruwn
? ribbon extended from the President's House to
B the Capitol Hill- The Street Commissioners
11 have avoided much unpleasant duty by putting
it ofT until the rain came; and if old shoes and
i brick bats sould be washed away by a Hood, we
' should never rare about seeing iheni in our vi'
mnity again. As it is, however, if they ever
happen to pass up H street, between ldtb and
f | tih streets, they may tee Mimethltig reijnirj,,,:
their attention if they look sharp.
Th? P*mio?*t'?Oat* The Condon Panrh ?*y?
' It is not generally kn.iwn snd the lunching cir
cnmstance might to be published to the world that
the Ribte on whjch Mr. Polk took the Preudenlial
oelh, was rsry Mandwmely bound for the pnrpoae, in
f the skin of a negro "
This is a mistake, it is bound id Rritieh calf, and
was taken from one of Puncha retail ret, young Inhn
Bull, at ths Batile of New Orleans.
TuMttii The Hon 1). W. Dickinson, Whig, m
VI 0. fruui the Wrsloin |)i?lilet, is obliged by ill ne
health to decline e ic election H .cklcj Merlin is up
ibe l.ooo candidate iu Cere Johnson's district. Ru- j-|
bert H. Turner (Loco) is proposed in (he Nashville
district Ho can't conic in -W. Y Tribune "h
The titiih loving editor of ilie Tribune, with (
11 Ilia knowledge of geography and politician* #u
doee perpetrate errors occasionally. The lion. at
D- W. Dickinson was not au " M C. troni the
Western District" of Tennessee, hut front the b?
7th district, in Middle Tennessee, which ad ct
joins the Nashville district. Ha/clay Martin is
not a candidate in Cave Johnson's district, but lu
Aaron V Hmwu's district. Mr Martiu will be hi
elected, and will be much aucb a speaker ill lite tK
House as Mr. Allen is in the Senate.
_ m
Wr beg leave to call the attention of tile Govern- in
me ill awl the Auiencau people to an iteiu of news ^
from Madrid, which we hold to he of the very high- 0i
eat importance. Great Britain, it appears, has lor a j?
lung time kept a ponloou ship of wai m the Harbor ?d
of the Havana, for the tccepliou of captured slaves, (j
This constant spectacle of British power and pre- H
seiice has given offence to the citizens of the Havana, CJ
if not to the guvetiiuienl of (he. Island Kepieveiila- U|
tiona to that ellecl have In en made to laird Aber Ul
deen and his lordship very obligingly agrees to re- |e
move the nuisance, provided Spam will coucede to |J,
hngland some cuuvenieutjilace on the shores ol ( uba
?N Kmmi aha i-i.li Ulllii rvralMsaillv la lai'ai.l ar'ifl lui lib- ...
crated negroes, but in reality where another St Jean hi
d'Aure, another Malta ur Gil/altar can be erected,
Iroui whence to control the commerce of the Gull u
to uiakc the conquest ol the Maud, peaceably if they y
c an, forcibly if they must?ur pour out black regi- 0|
inauta on our Southern ahorea in llie event of a war e;
hetweu Una country and Lugland. There la no una- tn
taking the import or importance of line movement of w
the English Munatry, aod we mvile to it the prompt h
and serious alien linn of the Fresuleut. i,
? (i
Naw Yoaa, April'24, 1B45. "
The speech of Lord Aberdeen in the British Far- f,
liamaot, in reference to the Oregon question, waa not
reported here till yesterday morning. It lAen, and for ((
a few hours alterwarda, produced some sensation and q
rtlac t , and waa the means of very sadly frightening tc
the distinguished gentleman of the .V?w York Courier e
and Enquirer, and a few other BJxtdUt of the Whig
press, who beheld m it an unerring prelogue to a ?
Mwp, uwp, oj, TOI j ucrjf mjwjj wt aujc ijuru ^
Aberdeen had said, in the British Parliament, that a
John Bull'a claim to Oregon would he persisted in ti
and maintained at the hazard of sundry " guns and u
drums"?Ood save the mark ! The chire/roui editor k
of the Courier Mid L'nqutrrr lound himself suddenly It
thrown into a condition of alarm, which very much ^
resembled that of Bob Acres, when Sir Lucius d
O'Tngger was instructing him in the punctillio and ci
Q'iintillian etiquette of the duello. w
As for the speech of Lord Aberdeen it probably w
had about as much effect on the British public, as hi
the speech of an unfledged member of Congress has ei
in this naimn, when he rises in hi* place, in Commit- V
tee of the Wbole Rouse on the slate of the Union, it
and lustily proclaims that be will hold himself respon- t
aible " here, and elsewhere," for what he adrances. w
1 fancy that neither the rhodomonlade of Ix>rd u
Aberdeen, or the alarms of the New York Courier V
and Enquirer, will disturb the nerves of Mr. Polk, or
particularly annoy his Cabinet. If the President ^
should not, on uny occasion, administer honied words,
to rail Lord Aberdeen or the illustrious editor of the
New Yoik Courier and Enquirer, 1 shall not be rur- *'
prised. " It was not so in Temple's time."
The Courier end Enquirer, whose sole object is to ln
create sympathy and alaim among the aristocracy of
the commercial classes, will signally find himself dis- '''
appointed in this instance , for that class of Ameri- ,a
can citizens are too enlightened to be frightened out
of their propriety by the wind and vapor of such an
oracle of fustian.
As for Oregon, our title to it is plain and indisputahie,
and will not be surrendered, though Lord Aber- ^
deen thunder away till bis lungs be split again in
reference to it. " The land is ours," and it will not ^
be surrendered.
The momentary excitement which Lord Aberdeen's
speech produced, will be lost in a day or two.
The conversation and speculation it has given rise to, **
is but a mere and an idle repetition of the trash that
has been spouted on a dozen different occasions, ^
when gossips and twaddles have talked about war ^
and rumors of wars, because some " noble Lord,"
has menaced us, in a bibber's speech, in the British
The afTair, such as it is, has already lost most of its ^
exciting qualities; and, ere the lapse of a week, it ,
will be forgotten that " such things were."
We had an arrival here to-day from Vera Cruz, but *
1 believe it did not furnish any information that had "
not been received previously via New Orleans. ^
The stock market remained linn yesterday, notwithstanding
the English news.
The steam ship Great Western sails for England th
at three o'clock to day. She will carry out other bt
papers than those of the Whig party, which will convey
information to L.ord Aberdeen that, though the C
New York Courier and Enquirer quails before him, sti
we are not a nation of cowards. Yours, IIlc. ol
Le Baron. a(
Phii.aliki.phia, April 24, lH4.r>.
To Iht Editors of thr A/aduoniun : g,
Ukmtlemcn The legitimate effect of the new* by cj
the Caledonia, is only seen and felt in our Quaker lc
city in proportion to the activiiy and volubility which tc
it imparts to those whose usual bane is a dearth in "
the news of the day. The incidental effect is a little U
more serious. 1 have heretofore hinted to you some- ?'
thing of the influence which the Broker's Board a'
wields over our monetary affairs Any and every ?'
thing bearing upon the future, for better or lor worse. m
is laid hold of and made to subserve the purposes of w
those whose attitude in existing contract* gives them lb
a controlling weight. A large portion of marketable
stock for instance had been, up to the arrival of the w
steamer, shipped off into the hands of what are
called "Pidgeons," and at living prices. This was 'n
done by the knowing ones without any reference of n(
course to what might be the precise mature of the sh
news ; but with the intention to stamp Xiy thing as M
unfavorable to the money matket which might come. M
Under thevi circumstances, you can readily foresee an
the ghosts of terror which will be made to stalk to
about the Kxchange for a week or so, or until the bo
said stock reaches its original handa at a little more
than half ita real value. Nor are these operations
either confined to this side of the Atlantic, or exclusively
to the commercial community. Both here and
ip Kngland, and especially in the latter, they cuer ?p
Cise an influence in the political world quite an great no
a* they were profitable in the brighten! days of Tal- m,
leyrand. You know of course how mm sterial more m<
inei U are brought about in Kngland The minintera
or their friends, from a plethora in their caah acoounU,
find it to their intereat to btm down aecuri- ??
tie* preparatory to a proper inreatment. (foe.lions it
of greater or leaa importance lining alwaya under ad ^ri
siaeieent, they are rarely or oeeer without the meana
of effecting their ob|eet They meet in cahinet conn 4n'
eil, decide upon anme aatnonding develepment, pre ?'
pare their responses, and then request A or R the
1 - I - 11 *
it veiling to catechise her Majesty's Muiish,.
ou the question uppermost in the public mind
ill consummates the peine, end leaves the original
Joel lu he perfected ei tenure.
You may think ell tbie n lei fetched, but it n n.
d rule thai, where there u no good reason lor e u i. J
I furnnbcd by the eciore themselves, every hod) i?
liberty to etlribule it to e bed ouc. Welt awhilr
id il circumstance* do not corroburete what ( ^,r
ue iiMinueted, why, I will knock under to the j
large of imbecility.
The speeches of I'eel aud Aberdeeu are lite 9aUir
substance, eud bear the seine evideuce of heviiy
en concocted under inelure advisement. 'I h?)
ith set out with the admission, the' Mr full
igural wu an address lu the. populace lielon . ii!,
$ upon liw official duties, slid though it tun ecpo-,
hi* personal opUiKJO, could not, und shoo!.,
it be looked upon aa the act of Hrtndml Hulk
otwithslauding thiu, they think proper w i?uk,i
appearance the occasion ol the uiosl m,
rrtant development. My way ol making it still n, ?r
ivious that the utrre Inaugural did not juilil) it.,,
ematurr expose, they admit iu lei on, that llteuir^e
of President Tyler, previously communicated
uugreas, and the only ulticial document which ,
en the light ui eiliier country, was calculsled m
rule false impressions evcrywhers, and, ol course
jtoii the mind of Mr folk, who was, up to it.e m,
col ol his inauguration, debarred lruui all ki a
dge of lite state of the negotiation, not cocuui ,n
le world at large. If the late President sj. tyy
lugullie in his hopes of a liual settlement ol lli?
Malum, and still relused to give the grounds ol such
opes, his retirement from office, it w >nld seem to
le, ought to have made the preseut the worst ol all
oesihle times lor an outbreak of the Untish auoislry
ul if President Polk, afUr being lully inducted into
Sice,had opened his official career with tn luiprudeiit
spose of the pendiag negotralion,slid that expo?* i.*d
cell predicated upon correct lufortuulioo, instead ul
hat is acknowledged to have twen the ground uf his
isugurul, why, then we should only have to join
sue upon the merits of the case, and not upon Hume
of hurrying it into the public journals. 1 hope,
lerafora, those immensely wise men will wail f,?
>uie official act of President Polk in couun..,
ilh his personal opiuious, before batching an
ir their Whig coadjutors on this side the Allsritu
1 told you, in my last, that we had no cliques or
iUlivisions in the Democratic parly ill tins Stale
'his is substantially correct but if our city gossip is
i be credited, our ancient schismatic s either lorm an
tcepliuo to the rule, or die bard in tbe arena IVs
ig over the other principal offices here, that of lh.
ict Atlomey has been, by common consent, assign
d to the father of the young Democracy at Hultimre,
Benjamin H Brewster, Esq. This, in cornier
on with the paternity which he lias beeu compelled
> acknowledge, has invited attacks, repulses, onsets,
nd de.'eata, which, to say the least of them, keep
le blood of the young giant in active circulation.
Ir. Brewster it not as old as Methuselah, nor as in.
idereot to injury as the (iod-like Daniel, yet the
oolueaa with which he receives, and the prowess
ith which be return* political blows, is cerlaiub
orthy of a whiter head. Apart from other merit.,
e possesses a power of language which 11 liable lo
ngender doubts aa to the kindDeaa of hia heart
filh thoae, however, who koow him well, aiul al~i
te thorny path in which circumstance* directed bis
arly footstep*, there are no misgiving* as to the
armth of hi* friendship, or the courtesy of his dr
i?anor. This is high praiae, but you have heard o(
lr. Brewster before?you shall hear of him again.
Yesterday morning, a man, named Milton Fowler,
ted about thirty-five years, and apparently deranged
mind, walked, in all the consequence of dignity,
to the mansion, carrying under each arm a loaf of
-ead, and in each hand a bottle of wine. Having
-posited hia provisions, with extreme nicety, in a
ife place, and afier resting a few mominta on one of
ie very softest cushions of the reception room, he
:gan 10 ia?e a wnoirsaie review 01 me capacious
-emises, and appeared extremely pleased with thr
lornments, especially the pier glasses, which related
his beauty. But, from his manner, ever;
iiog belonged to him?"principalities and powers"?
id, for fear of innovation and to drive ofT all rivals,
s drew from his pocket a knife, and flourished it,
> mitilairt, as he passed through the empty rooms
t last, however, he came to expressly ftnbuUt*
uund?the private apartment of the ladies?who,
tving received no card of annunciation from the uu
>uth visiter, aud, as a consequence, not expecting
s approach, and not being altogether pleased with
>e manner in which he brandished his weapon,
illed for assistance, which, happily, was afforded ,
id their fearful apprehensions were thus removed,
ir. J. W. Dexter, one of our most efficient police
lioers, arrested him, and brought him before J. D
lark, Esq , who, (the prisoner not being able to give
good account of himaelf, and in the absence of bad,)
immitted him to jail to await his trial, on the charge
disturbing the peace, and putting the inmates of
,e President's house in bodily fear:
John Smith.?It seems, from a recent occurrence,
at this name is not alone confined to white men,
at "gentlemen of color" likewise bear the cognomen
John, a black Smith, was brought before John 1)
lark, Ksq., by officer J. V. Patten, on a warrant isled
by Squire W. Waters, and arrested on the ualh
' a Mrs. Mary Jane, who, it appeared, sometime
jo, fell in love?not with the man himself, but
ith his stcp-d.nighter, an interesting child, and the
>lor of a light Havana cigar, but not quite so fra
'ant. She intended to do a good part by the sweet
eature; and, as she had none of her own, and
ived the object so dearly, she bad made up her mind
i keep the child forever, and treat it as her own
Heeh and blood." John, however, heard of all
ua, and on the first opportunity, obtained posies'ioti
r ihe jewel in dispute. Mary Jane went to John,
id expostulated?said that the child wasn't his>H,
moreover, that the child was given to her by the
other. Incorrigible as men generally are, John
as so especially on this occasion, and appealed to
e law, the arm of which, he said, was strongri
an his own. So the parties came before the Squire,
ho, after li-tening to a second or third edition ol
e story, decided that Mrs. Mary Jane's kind feel
gs were a credit to her?that he was sorry she had
> child of her own, but advised her to get one that
e could keep, and let other people's alone. Mr'
ary Jsne said that the had no ill fee ing toward'
r. Smith?not the least, but was afraid of hun,
id to make sll things safe, Mr. Smith gave security
keep the peace; and the parties returned to Ihtir
? nre in me rno*t reieaning ahowers of (he * '
curred la*t evening; and tin* morning all nature
pear* fairer and *weeter than ever. We know "f
thing that give* ?uch a clear idea of the dawn of i
Menial day a* the breaking of nuch a glorioii*
The National Intelligent n ippear* lint to have
ived aatiafaetory return* from Virginia , at any rate
ha* received none worthy of notice, if we m*y
iw an inferenre from it* ailence
It can hear from Mexico and Braxil aooner than
y of II* whan it ple#*e? hilt ** for the t >1.1 (>
nion, what i* that to it when it *[>e?k? in f?voi
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