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Washington. To what degree of credit these
accusations may be entitled, ',ve have no
means of judging -never having the pleasure
of hearing or reading his sentiments on these
interesting subjects; but, of one thing we are
very-certain, the Wheeling Times is the most
welcome periodical we get from Virginia."
In reply to this, the Editor of the Times
makes the following acknowledgement:
. "We select the above "paragraph from the
highly complimentary article in the Ohio
State Journal of the 3d inst. tor the purpose
of saying that in accusing us of being a fed
eralist, the Loco focos do not belie us. Nei
ther do thev- in accusing us of having little
respect either for the political or moral char
acter of Mr. Jefferson. In the first of these
opinions we doubtless differ from" many of our
Whig friends. In the latter there can be no
difference of opinion among honest men, who
have made themselves familiar with the char
acter and writings of the .Apostle of Democ
racy." The Times is a leading modem Whig pa
per, and stands high with its party. Can the
people of this Republic any . longer doubt
about the leading doctrines that divide parties?
There is not a particle of difference between
.the Whigs and the ancient Federalists. They
all bitterly despise the principles of Thomas
Jefforson. - .
We have nailed our streamer to the mast.
It floats on the breeze. Each refreshing blast
exhibits new beauties in. its azure ground; and
we love its bright columns so, that we will
battle to the last in its defence.
But where is the Opposition Hag? Echo
answers, "where?" Let the editor of the J ourn
al show us where it waves ou high. We have
scanned the horizon round and round, and no
where can we discover it.
But we have said that "many of the Oppo
sition on the seaboard" are in favor of Mr.
Van Buren in preference to any other candi
date now iu the field. If c repeat the asser
tion. Let the editor of the Journal, however,
bring out a man, who cannot be "iu the field,"
and the table may be turned. lie must there
tore bring out his hero, or we have won the
game. Then let him bring him out at once.
The editor says he has "authority," for
contradicting our assertion. G i ve us the "au
thority," then, in letters of black and white.
We say, the Opposition on the seaboard are
more in favor of Mr. Van Buren than of any
other candidate now in the field and we say,
the Opposition on the seabord are more in
favor of Mr. Van Buren than of any other
candidate now in the field and we say fur
ther, that we believe he will receive the votes
of many who opposed his last election. This
is well known, and cannot be contradicted.
The "insinuation," therefore, must stand un
til disproved.
In conclusion, we ask no man to change
his principles. Principles founded cn honor
and truth are always right. We have many
opponents whose principles we believe to be
based on as good a foundation as our own
Yet we differ. Heart has much to do with
principles; and a good heart can never imbibe
or retain bad principles. A man may be
misinformed; he may take a wrong view of a
subject; and hence the purest principles may
be led into error. Is he, when the light of ex
perience has illumined his path when reason
has had her full sway to continue in that
error? I3 the man who looked on Martin Van
Buren as an enemy of the South, an Aboli
tionist, still to continue demented still to
adhere to that opinion, when he knows that
Mr. Van Buren has voted, given his casting
vote in favor of Southern right3, and declared
that he would deem it a duty paramount to the
Constitution to veto a bill seeking to abolish
slavery in the District of Columbia, and that
he does not recognise the right of Congress
to interfere with the institution of slavery?
Forbid it every principle of honor, of right,
and justice! Savannah Georgian.
duct of a very large portion of our whig adver
saries. Is it then wonderful, Mr. Speaker, that our
principles should have borne us on conquer
ing and to conquer? Is it wonderful that un
der its rule we should have determined, as I
1 1 1 1 rtTinimr rr in-'
beneath its ample and imperishable folds." -
From the Washington Globe.
A late number of the Boston Liberator
contains the following extract of a speech of
the Rev. Chester Wright- No one can read
it without Dercei vine in the manner in which
this chamDion of the cause of abolition han
dles Mr. Clay's late speechdeclaring his
dissent from the schemes of the black branch
of Whiggery that the leaders of the abolition
ists do "not mean to prejudice him deeply with
their followers. They look upon his long
deferred and reluctant opposition to them as
but a sacrifice to obtain Southern support,
and they know that, without some diversion in
that quarter, they cannot expect to derive the
least countenance for their party in the next
Presidential election. They remember that
Mr. Clay's influence gave Kentucky a
slaveholding State to" Harrison and Gran
ger, the abolition candidates for the Presiden
cy and Vice Presidency: and although this
fr-un-n. Vinwevpr oratefu! for this evidence of
Mr. Clay's willingness and capacity to serve
them, may not prefer his nomination as the
W hig candidate for the Presidency, tho tenor
of the Rev. Mr. Wright's address shows that
they have no. such abhorrence to him as would
prevent an amalgamation Clay ticket, after the
fashion of. Seward and Bradish. That Mr.
Clay would have no insuperable objection to
such a coalition, his ready union with his bit
ter antagonist, John Q. Adams, proves:
The Liberator says:
The Rev. Chester Wright speaks of the
Kentucky Senator's mighty effort in the fol
lowing strain:
"If any one event can be named, calculat
ed to give to this cause a new and powerful
influence than it has yet received, it is the
pro-slavery speech which the great Mr. Clay
lately delivered in the United States Senate
Chamber. Iiow lately was the doctrine pro-J
claimed in the halls of Congress, that thecom-1
mencement of debate on this subject would
be the signal for the dissolution of the Union?
Touch this subject, said, in subtance, the wise
men of the South open debate in these halls
ou the subject of slavery and our work is
done. We quit these seats in a moment.
We go home to our constituents, and tell
them the splendid fabric of our Government is
overthrown. The barriers of the Constitution
are broken down. The Union is dissolved,
and we must provide a Government for our
selves. And now what do we behold? The
great champion, the very Goliath of Southern
institutions, opening the grand debate on this
very subject on the floor of the Senate; which,
to his immortal honor, and that of the green
mountain State, William Slade had the pre
eminent privilege of opening in the House of
Representatives during the last year's session.
Yes! we hear Henry Clay open the debate on
the very sub'.ect of Mr. Slade's resolution
thf abolition of slavery in t XkUtKU.F Co
lumbia and declaring his belief that it ought
to have been opened before.'" True, he comes
out on the wrong side: but no matter. Dis
cussion is what we want. Let falsehood gird
up her loins, and buckle on her armor, and
grapple with truth. We fear not the result.
We have reason to rejoice, too, that this grand
debate, which we trust iu God will never be
closed till the last fetteT is knocked from the
American slave, was opened in the grandest
council on the globe, by the giant of that body.
For what has this giant produced! hat nas
he put forth to his country and the world
against the Abolition of slaveholding? An
intelligent schoolboy, among the Abolitionists
of the Green Mountains, might soon dispose
of this mighty speech, of which Mr. Clay him
self, may live to be most heartily ashamed.
not arise from any supposed antl-Presbyte-
-I rian influence, may he inferred from the ar
H tides published in the Register, to which
HMr. Turner alludes. The want of a decid-
s the Rev. Mr. Turner has published ia ed religious and moral influence, was there
the last North Carolinian, a personal attack1 distinctly mentioned; and as a remedy.it
rlnJminT that I have made certain; was strenuously urgeu mat a siaieu cnap
upon me,
From the Georgia Constitutionalist.
We have never seen the distinctions be
tween the Democratic and Federal parties
more forcebly and beautifully drawn, than in
the following extract from a recent speech,
delivered in the Virginia House of Delegates,
by Mr. Smith of Culpepper.
"Onr principle, sir, the Democratic princi
ple, must win favor as it ia understood. It is
a principle of humanity, benevolence and love.
It seeks to abuse no man, but to elevate all.
seeks to alleviate human suffering to bind
uthe brcken-hearted, and make us love our
DWier as outselt. It labors to purify the af
fec&tns arJd expel from the human heart that
selfishuss which is the source of such innu
merable fcpes. It teaches, without ceasing,
the lofty principles of unadulterated philoso
phy, in order that man may be all that the
creature should be, who is made after God's
own image. It is a principle of . renovation
and change, with ceaseless effort for the han-
piness of man, and bears the same relation to
the moral that the - christian principle does to
. the religious world. The principles of both
, are JjUVL, tor both seek tho happiness of
man. The one seeks to perfect the character
ot man here below; the other in addition
thereto, seeks to make him fit company for the
society ot just men made pertect. In tact,
the only difference between these vital and
glorious principles is, that one is of Earth,
and the other of Heaven. Our principles
teach that all mankind are free and equal.
Impress this doctrine upon the heart, and we
must love our brother as ourself. Let us do
this and we must have charity and humility
and then, sir,with our hearts thus purified, at
tuned to Love, the christian laborer has nought
to do, but to invoke the regenerating princi
ples of divine grace. The Democratic prin
ciple is the grand moral adjunct of the chris
tian principle; and it is the bounden duty of
vw "
every son ot lieaven to- spread it far and
wide. Sir, the foe of Democratic principle
is the Aristocratic principle. W hat are its
characteristics? Pride, vain glory and ambi
tion. It turns with loathing aud disgusl from
the laboring millions. It considers the many
as only fit to be hewers of wood and drawers
of water. ' Its affections are of this world, aud
it goes up into high places and lhanks the
Lord it is hot as that publican. What chan-e
has tha christian laborer here? And such is
Ihe principle which regulates the. political con-
Proscripliun The Boston Post sums up
the proscription account by a few lines from
the Hampshire Republican, thus:
Our friend Munn, of tha Hampshire Repub
lican, always speaks to the point when he
talks par example:
"When the Federalists yelp 'proscription'
against the Democratic party, just hurl the fact
in their teeth, that the Federal Whigs of New
York have removed EIGHT HUNDRED
AND SEVENTY Democrats from office
within four months! If this fact does not
stop .heir impudence, tell them that Governor
lvitner of Pennsylvania was elected in JJe
cember, 1S35, and in May, 1S36, he had RE
Whig Extravagance. The Whig party are
making a great ado,against the Administration
of th General Government, for the increase
of expenditures within a few years past. Tn
our State, how stands the case? Why, during
the last year of the administration of Governor
Ray, the civil expenses for the same objects
amount to ninety-eight thousand dollars: ma
king an increase of more than one-half under
the present Whiff administration. This
Whiggery in practice; while at the same time
the V tugs are advocating economy in the
theory. The people are already experiencing
some bitter fruits of Whig doctrines, and will
at the proper time, shake off these high tax
fleecegatherers, who are like the leech, suck
ing the life's blood from the very vitals of the
State. Indiana Gazette.
Mr. Kimberly, who was elected by the Le
gislature of Connecticut, Senator in Congress,
as successor of Mr. Niles. has resished. in
consequence of ill health. The Legislature
meet in a few days, when a choioe will be
made. Of course, no nns hnt a Whin-will ho
elected. Roser Sherman, is snnkeri of as th
choice of the Whigs. "
The Gazette uses this emnhatic lanfrnaire:
"Drive from the Whiff ranks thfi Ahnlitinnists
of Verhiorit, Maine, Massachusetts, N. York,
x ennsylvania, and Ohio, and what hone could
there be of a Whig vote for President in these
The number of victims to ncr -ident in ihp
coal mines of Liejre within tho lnr spven
years has been 213 killed, and S3 wounded.
misrepresentations concerning him, I deem it
a duty, which I owe io myself and the pub
lic, to offer an explanation of some things
pontninpfl in his communication.
In relation to the business of the Stated aimed
Clerk, the facts were these: At the meeting
of the Presbytery, in Autumn last, Rev. Co
lin Mclver introduced a number of resolu
tions on the state of the church. The vote
wa3 taken, not by yeas and nays, but by
general acclamation. I did not vote on
either side. As there was no opposition, the
mover proposed that the vote should be re
corded unanimous. I rose and stated that I
did not mean to mak; many remarks, that
my sentiments on these subjects were well
known, and that I could not consent the
vote should be recorded unanimous, but
had no objection to recording it nem. con.
To this the mover said he' had no objection,
and it was accordingly ordered to be so re
corded. I was directed, as Clerk, to publish
such part of the minutes as I should consi
der interesting, in the Watchman. I pub
lished these resolves, and added, in brackets,
to the phrase., nem. con. "the minority not
choosing to express an opinion." On ma
king the record, I added the same phrase,
supposing I was adding a fair translation of
the words, without meaning to call in ques
tion any right of the Presbytery. At the
meeting of Presbytery, this Spring, when the
records were read, this minute was also
read. Mr. Turner then introduced the re
solution he names, and a vote of censure was
passed. The ground of objection was, that
these words formed no part of the minutes
of Presbytery. I then resigned the office;
but as is ahvavs the case in resigning an of
fice, the records were in my hand! till a suc
cessor was chosen. The temporary clerk
had nothing to do with them, as his office
was created for a different and distinct pur
pose". While the book was thus in my
hands, I erased those words which were de
clared not to belong to the records, and
with just as much propriety as I should
have erased any other words which had been
placed there by mistake. My business was
to leave the books in order. Here, it was
said, was a phrase out of order. What less
then could I do, than place the book in or
der before I resigned it? Mr. Turner, how
ever, is the last man, who should complain
of me for an interpolation for in a docu
ment which he was to read in public, rela
ting to diiliculties existing between him and
myself, and where the phraseology had been
specifically agreed upon, and where I was
very partic ular to require that nothing should
be added, ; added a phrase to suit himself,
and read the document, as altered, when I
was absent. The phrase which he added,
gave a material difference to the complexion
of the document; and yet this is the man
who complains of me for interpolating a sen
tence, wnjen can re toHcn m no other light
than a mere translation of a Latin pHxoo
The expression as quoted by Mr. Turner,
contains an entirely different meaning from
the words inserted. His words are, "the
minority not choosinjr to vote," which lie
takes to be a defiance of the authority of the
Presbytery. The words inserted were, "the
minority not choosing to express an opin
ion," which means nothing more than that
they did not choose to say any thing upon
the subject, as was the fact.
As to the expression concerning the
Comb-JIaker, I . merely stated a fact. He
used the expression, and uttered it with a
sneer as many, who were present, can
testify. He says that my remarks concern
ing an assertion about the witnesses, are a
"palpable falsehood." So far as the word
most was concerned, it was an error. That
error has been corrected. But as to the as
sertion of perjury, he used the expression
more than once, in the commencement of his
remarks, but afterwards altered his phrase
ology, and said that he would not assert
that the witnesses had perjured themselves,
but that their testimony was perjury, and
that there was a great deal of false swear
ing among the witnesses. The "flat contra
diction" he gives me concerning remarks
U3ed by him, in relation to the pamphlet, is
refuted by his own explanation. I did not
pretend to give his precise words, and in
his explanation he admits the substance of
what I ascribed to him. Next come3 the
University. It is true, I signed the report
drawn up by Mr. Mclver. It was done
without much examination; but if I right
ly remember, it is not highly censura
ble. It is true also that we had some con
versation about the Library, in which refer
ence was had only to the College Library,
not to those of the Societies, as was distinct
ly stated. These are splendid and valuable
collections, not exceeded by any of the kind
in the country. The Library of the Univer
sity is certainly deficient, and by no means
such as the State of North Carolina ought to
furnish to a great State institution. The
information which he says formed the ground
of his objection to the University, he claims
as ODtained from me. To say nothing of
the impropriety of dragging private and con
fidential conversation into public, as evi
dence against an individual to excite popu
lar clamor, I seize the opportunity to state,
candidly, what are my views of that respec
table institution. First, then, I observe that
his main objection against -it, arises from its
anti-Presbyterian character. Mine arises
from the state of moral feeling. I speak it
with delicacy but it cannot be denied that
there has been a sad prevalence of intempe
rance, and of the kindred evils of dissipa
tion. The faculty and the trustees are my
authority for this, as was testified by the
resolutions and measures they adopted, and
published at the last Commencement. More
over, the very regulations previously adopt
ed, clearly exhibit the same fact. I know
also that it has been a. matter of trembling
anxiety with many a parent, when proposing
to commit his son to the University lor ed
ucation. That my objections to the University do
lain be provided, no master of what denomi
nation, provided he be a talented, courteous,
pious and devoted man.
The insinuation that these articles were
at Gov.. Swain, in entirely without
foundation. No man respects that gentle-
rm 1 .
man more than 1 do. mose arucies were
written, not with a design in any way to in
jure, but with a direct design to benefit the
institution. The University, as it appeared
to me, wa3 not regarded in all the impor
tance that it ought to be by the 'people of
this State. To awaken public attention; to
shew what ought to be. done, both by the
University and by the people3 to place it in
ihat elevated position which it ought to hold,
vas the object of the writer. All the arti
cles that were thought capable of being mis
construed, were read to two of the trus
ties, in manuscript, and such alterations as
they suggested, were made. That I am not
unfriendly to the University may, aside
from my assertion, be inferred from the fact
that at this time, one-eighth of all the regu
lar students were wholly or chiefly prepared
for college by me. And there is now in. the
school with which I am connected, a class
of eight, or more, who expect to go this sea
son to that institution to complete their
course. I hope I shall be pardoned, if I say
further, that I feel a strong attachment to
the University, and an ardent desire to see
it flourish, and become the pride of the
State.' The prevalence of the evils men
tioned, I cannot but deplore, as I consider
them the prominent reason why it does not
flourish -to a greater extent. I have uni
formly advocated the cause of the Universi
ty when the subject has been brought into
the Presbytery. I have ever maintained
that it is better to sustain the University
make it what it should be, a first rate semi
nary than attempt at present to establish
other colleges, by which means the whole
effort in education would be crippled. As
a citizen of the State, I feel a deep interest
in the University, and as a friend of edu
cation, I wish to see it placed on a high ele
vation, that it may shed a brilliant lierht
through every, part of the community.
I have thus explained all that appears to
me to need explanation in the communica
tion of Mr. Turner. I have endeavored to
do this in a calm and dispassionate manner.
I have not intentionally misconstrued any
thin.-; connected with the communication or
transactions of Mr. T. If I have done so
unwittingly, I shall be gratified to learn that
I have mistaken him. I might have lashed
my feelings into a storm, and poured out up
on him a torrent of invective but would
that have helped the cause.' JHr. 1 urner
has taken his own course in managing the
intercourse with me. It is a course that
will fill him with sorrow, when the calmness
of aire has succeeded the rashness of youth
It is a course whicli will afford him no plea
sure on 1 dvinsr bod. "ho cplrlt U K
manifested, from bis firat outbreaking upon
me, is any thing else than what I under
stand to be the spirit of the christian. He
accuses me in his communication, of taking
advantage of his absence, to publish remarks
to his disadvantage. This, it seems to me
is said tvith an ill-grace., when, according to
Ins own statement, he is going about the
country telling people of his opposition to
me, and ol course trving to make unfavora
ble impressions against me, in connection
with the school, in order to induce people
to subscribe in aid of the institution. The
truth is, there were certain resolutions
passed at the Presbytery, impugning my
character before the public. I called for a
copy, but could not then obtain it. I have
sent a special message to him, as clerk, for
a copy, but could not procure it. He was
ordered to publish, but he has not done so.
W hat other inference can I draw from this,
than that he wants to make use of all these
things, in passing over the country, to my
disadvantage, while I have no opportunity
to meet him? This is the reason why I came
forth in the public prints: to endeavor to
counteract those impressions, which I at first
supposed, and now by his own confession,
know, he is trying to produce.
This is a plain statement of facts. Mr.
Turner may call it a lie, and me a liar. He
may say it is alf a "PALPABLE FALSE
TATION"! He may call it a medn, an un
tesrthy attempt to injure him." He may
tak about a "poor victim of persecution,,
about my "harranguing the' students"
about a "whining harrangue" about "this
inxocent being" the "immaculate gentle
man" and about "lying in ambuscade, like
a tawny Indian." He may call me a "noto
rious slanderer" 3 te3" "V E N O M O U S
REPTIL E!" and stigmatize me with
scores of epithets. All this, may do for a
South Carolinian. It may be consistent with
that religion which he thinks it his duty to
inculcate. It mav be a part of the system
f Old School-ism, which he intends we shall
ubmit to but I cannot believe that North-
arolina will thank her "adopted son" for
teaching such a kind of religion among her
native-born children; nor can I believe it will
pass as creditable for a minister, or decent
for a christian, or honorable for a man, thus
to trine with the character and standing of
aa individual, against whom he dares not
bring a charge, in a proper manner, before a
proper tribunal. SIMEON COLTON.
tion, and entirely to divest you of the char
acter of freemen. If there be, indeed, a real
cause, for sounding in your ears, this tocsin
of alarm, it must be admitted, that you are
aid under very great obligations, to this
writer, for. the benevolent interest he ,has
taken, in your welfare and happiness. He
would fain persuade you, that, in the Pres
bytery of Fayetteville, he, and the select
few who embrace his views of Ecclesiastical
polity, are the only true friends to civil and
religious liberty; and that all the rest are
arbitrary and oppressive tyrants, who would
bind you, if they could, in the galling chains
of despotism. I apprehend, however, that,
if he expect3 to succeed in persuading you
that this is the fact, he will find, in the end,
that he has formed a very mistaken estimate
of your character. Presbyterians will not
"take" the "opinions" of "Civis," or ol any
body else, "upon t rust;" nor will they blind
ly take it for granted, that every man who
vehemently appeals to their love of liberty,
is a safe guide to be followed, in seasons of
public excitement. There is a maxim of in-
inspired wisdom, which "Civis, would do
well to bear in mind. It is recorded in Pro
verbs sviii. 17. "He that is first in his own
cause seemeth just; but his neighbor eometh
and searcheth him.
It is not my purpose, brethren, to under
take a critical review of this writer s effort,
to depreciute his brethren, and exalt himself,
in your estimation. All I aim at, is, to shew
you, in a tew words, tnat, nowever ciear
his reasoning may appear to himself, and
however conclusive it may really be, whenap-
plied to its own proper and legitimate objects,
it is utterly inapplicable to the object, to which
he undertakes to apply it. It has not the
most remote bearing upon the character, or
design, or object, of the resolution recently
offered and discussed in the Presbytery of
Fayetteville, which he takes so much pains,
and manifests so much solicitude, to hold up
to your reprobation. In place, then, of ad
dressing your passions, I will rather make
my appeal to your common sense; and, in
doing this, I will take it for granted, that
you are not altogether so ignorant of passing
events as this very kind and courteous writer
would represent you, when he speaks ol you,
. 1 . 1 , i 1
as "not accustomea to iook wun a criucai
eye upon the recent transactions of our Ec
clesiastical judicatories.
The short and plain account of the matter,
then, is this. It is well known to you all,
that, for about nine years past, there has
existed, in our church, a painful struggle, in
which the question was, Shall Orthodoxy
or Heresy be triumphant5 and one result
of this stuggle ha.s been, the commencement,
twelve month3 aro, at a meeting of the Gen
eral Assembly, of a separation of the con
flicting parties, m this struggle. 1 his se
paration had then only commenced; and it
was thought very important to the restora
tion and subsequent permanency of peace in
the church, that, in as short a time, and in
as easy a manner as possible, the separation
thus begun, should be completed. To open
the way for the accomplishment of this de
sirable object, the General Assembly of 1S3S
adopted an act for the purification and pa-
lial course of procedure was marked out for
the several Synods and Presbyteries; in at
tending to which, within the past year, many
of you are aware, that extensive good, under
the divine blessing, has been effected. The
resolutions complained of by "Civis," had
for their object, the continued progress of a
reformation, which, many of you are aware,
has long been greatly desired by the best
friends of the church;ian3 how much soever
he would persuade you to the contrary, the
fact is certain, that the effect of these reso
lutions has been salutary; and that the cause
of Orthodoxy has gained by them, in the
judgment of all who are c apable of taking a
calm, dispassionate, and unprejudiced view
of this subject.
Whether it be, that "Civis," in the midst
of abundant evidence, is himself unable to
perceive these things; or that, perceiving
them, he seeks to hide them from your view,
and hopes, by throwing dust in your eyes,
to keep you in ignorance of them, is a ques
tion of which, I shall not attempt the solu
tion. If the former, his infatuation demands
compassion; if the latter, you have, certain
ly, no reason to thank him, for the compli
ment he would thus bestow on you, in rela
tion to your powers of discernment. He
may take either horn of the dilemma; and I
will venture to as'surfe him, no one among
you, will envy his position.
I perfectly agree with "Civis," that "the
best men are liable to err," and that "the
heat of party-zeal may strike a deadly blow,
while the hand that wields it is unsuspect
ed." While I agree with him, in this sentiment,
he must excuse me for adding, that, in my
judgment, and in the judgment of many of
hia brethren entitled to more of hi3 respect
and love than he sems willing to accord to
them, he has, on this subject, in repeated in
stances, grievously erred; and, as to ",the
heat of party-zeal," it i3 no difficult matter
to perceive, who has partaken most copiously
of that exhilirating draught.
I am, beloved chistian brethren,
Yours fraternally,
tcfV.trjrnllct J t
"'5 uuu .luuuis man as no was, was
elected. ..This-. policy "of the federalists cf
dividing 'the. republican party, has been pi'ac.
tised ou more than one occasion in this State
We, at one time, had the "Barbour ticket,"
(quere, who were the delegates from this
county to the Barbour convention?) and mere
recently, the "Judge White Ticket." In ev
ery instance, the object was the same, viz:
the election ofca federalist or a modera Whijr.
In.the two last instances, the device was dfc
covered by the people, and they put the seal
of their disapprobation on it. But admitting
that the editor of the Observer neither voted for
nor advocated the election of Mr. C. did his
readers then hear the outcry against ministers
of the gospel becoming candidates for popular
favor?. Did he then deem it his duty to call
the attention of the people to the great impro
priety of the act? Let him "search his files,"
and I will venture to guess he will find noth
ing of the kind there. Then why (I repeat
it) this "holy horror?" If it nets not wrong
in Mr. C. it certainly is not note in Wrilliarn
A. Morris. And the Observer's object iu
commending the subject to the special atten
tion of the people of the district, at this time,
can only excite a prejudice against the can
didate of the republican party. But we hope
with him, that "there is too much sterling in.
tegrity in this Congressional district" to bo
led away by such a puerile attempt to play on
the prejudices of the public.
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From the New York Express.
We have been politely furnished by a high
ly respectable Commercial House with the
following late and important letter, which has
been received via Jamaica. It will be seen
that tha recent report of the Victory of the
Chilian Army over that cf the Protector, is
confirmee. Lima has, before this, fallen.
Lima, January 22, 1839.
The army of the confederation, command'
ed by the Protector in person, was entirely
destroyed by the Chili .Peruvian army at luii
gay,"; on the 20lh inst. The Protector and
several of the Provincial officers arrived at
Lima on the 24th inst.. and have since gone
to the South. We expect the Chilians daily,
their advance guard having been for two days
within fifteen leagues of the city. No oppo
sition will be made to their entrance.
The castles of Callao have a garrison . of
about one thousand men, and are being hasti
ly provisioned for a seige. Most of the for
eign merchants (ourselves amongst the num
ber) are embarking as many of their goods
now at Callao as thpy can before the castles
are iu vested.
The goods to our consignment will be de
posited on board the American brig, Richard
Alsop, J. E. Engle, master, to remain in the
bay of Callao, or proceed to Chorrillas as may
be determined on hereafter.
To the Presbyterians of North Carolina, es
1 pecially those connected with the Presby
I tery of Fayetteville.
I Beloved Christian Brethren: In an arti
cle, which ha3 appeared, in the last Number
of the "North Carolinian," over the sioria-
ture ot "Civis," you have been addressed,
to the extent of two columns of that paper,
in a serious inquiry, concerning your own
rights, and the rights, of others: and vou
have been kindly warned, to take heed, lest
your own should, ultimately, be so far in
vaded, asessentially to change your condi-
JIr. Holmes. The Editor of the Observer
seems to have worked himself into a passion,
at the remarks of Fair Play, iu your paper of
last week; and is disposed to give vent to his
feelings, in language not very courteous.
Now, sir, I am not disposed to do the editor
of the Observer injustice neither will I
knowingly misrepresent him. And if he did
not support Mr. Culpepper by his vote, (as he
says he did not, he is certainly to be believed,)
nor yet advocate his election through the
columns of his paper, he then stands acquit
ted, so far. Yet I would like to know if he
did not, by his course, give him the same aid,
and perhaps more efficient aid, than if he had
directly voted for him? We all know the de
vice of the federal party has always been "rft
vide and conquo-r!" And if Mr. Culpeper
could be elected with-more certainty, by split
ting the votes of the Republican party, then
the end justified the -meane and Mr. C.
The Charlotte Journal gives an account of
the discovery of a very rich ore at the Lem
mon's Mine. It is believed by gentlemen
who have seen the ore that one bushel of the
best would be worth at least $50C0, and the
poorest about $100. This mine is situated
on a ridge running from Fox's Hill in a
southwestwardly direction to the Catawba riv
er, and in every instance Where the ridge has
been penetrated fine specimens of its richness
have been discovered. A new mine has late
ly been opened on the land of Elam Hunter,
about five miles east of Charlotte, the ore of
w hich is considered good. This land, whicb
would have been considered high at $500, has
been increased in value seueral thousand.
The Rodgers's mine, about seventeen miles
east of Charlotte, discovered scvftal months
ago, is also found to be rich in the precious
metal, masses having been found embodied in
quartz rock, one piece itself being worth $300,
The Rudisill mine, which has not been work
ed for some months, has been re-opened with
a fine prospect of success. Every indieatioa
seems to strengthen former opinions, that the
mineral resources of that region are almost
We learn from Tampa Bay, (says the Tal
lahassee Floridian of the 4th inst.,) that
short time since the hostile Indians under
Nehe-Stoco-Matta, principal Chief of the
Tallahassees, with 100 warriors, went into
Tampa and carried off all the Indian prison
ers at that post. They likewise returned de
night following, crossed the river and recou
oitered the post and barracks. Tbey reuse
to come in to treat with the whites, and left
word with a white man whom they held pris
oner during one night, that if General Ma
comb, wished to treat with them he must come
to their camp. It is said they are unwilling
to leave the Territory until better satisfied ot
the situation of their friends who have emigra
ted that they will retire down the Peninsula
and defend themselves until overpowered.
No depredations have been committeed re
cently, and they declare their intention to re
main peaceable unless disturbed by the whites.
We have no intimation of Gen. Macomb's
further movement.
Copiah County, (Miss.) We learn that
the sheriff of Copiah county has in his hand
executions to the amount of $250,000, whB
must be satisfied by the April term of thecourt
Keally, these times are alarmingly hard.
Saml. Stebbins of Northampton, Muss.,
has made 2000 lbs. Maple Sugar this season
as pure as the nicest brown Havana.
Ou Thursday, the 9th instant, the H
Rjchard G. Dunlap was introduced by the
Secretary of State to the President, aiid de
livered his credentials as Minister Plenipoten
tiary and Envoy Extraordinary of the Repub
lic of Texas. Globe.
During the month of April there were re
ceived at Cincinnati, by the Miami Canw .
17,444 bbls. Flour, and 6,532 bbls. Whi'
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