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FAYETTEVILLE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1841.
Volume 3. Number 141.
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Se pt. 25, 1841.
NEW GOODS ANT) f;ifRAP.
THE Subscriber has received his faH and winter
STOCK OF GOODS, embracing a general
STAPLE DRY GOODS.
Fur and Wool flats. SeUtte and Seal.Lin
Caps, Blankets, Shots, Hardivare and
Cutlery, Crockery and Glass icare,
cut and wrought JVaits,
Swedes and English Iron, assorted,
Trace Chains, IIolloic xcare, $-e. $c &c.
Together with a good assortment of
All cT which will be sold low for C ASF1, or ex-
cli;ind tor COUNTRY" PRODUCE. Please
give me a call before you buy.
CANNON C A IS ON,
Hay street nearly opposite the Hotel.
Sept. 10, 18-11. l33-6m.
Saddle. Trunk, and Harness Maker,
TAKES ibis method of informing his friends
and customers, in town and country, that he
moved buck to his OLD STAND, on Hav
FRUIT, SJVUFF, TOBACCO,
T2T EPT constantly on hand at the Store of the
Soft and hard shell Almonds,
Brazil and Madeira JSuts, Filberts,
Raisons, Prunes, Citron, Crackers,
Mace, Nutmegs, Cloves, Cinnamon,
JWacaboy and Scotch Snuff,
Smoking and Chexting Tobacco; Mustard.
ALSO, a good assortment of STUART'S CEL
EBRATED STEAM REFINED CANDY.
October 16, 1841 38-tf
tide for retail, received and for sale at the Store of
October 16, 1841. I38tf
The Editor's appeal to the friends of Southern
literature and taste.
an unnatural position. It remained so, re
sisting all efforts to move it for five or six
minutes until tbe magnet iser caused it to re-
auma it a natural nneiltnn. Tn nrtfwl crfn
We have now completed one third of the tmn nrMnt erB ofoninlon that there could
great work we have in progress, and a few he no artifice or imnnsiiion shout this condi-
mouths more will witness the accomplishment tion cf the muscles.
of the whole. It is no common enterprize. I Tk. nnn.tir .ni A . in ha rnnm
and requires no common energy and seal to alld taking it by lhc coUar Mked her what he
prosecute It. It stands alone in this hem is- had hold of. After reneflted inquiries she
phere the first, the only work of the kind, replied a dog.
It is of Southern origin : it has for its object Tt... .'..,. i;i .nAih.
the advancement of Southern interests ! It ,;,h .ii.tinn nnA ,MmL diffionltv
rill embody the natural aud architectural
beauties of the South, (for if it is supported,
the field of illustration will extend bevond
Georgia,) and present them to the world in a
style worthy of the English press. The me
chanical execution of the work is declared by
of speaking, in a low and not quite natural
Dr. Fox, who had never previously visited
the exhibition, was placed in communication,
by taking ber hand, and she requested to go
with him 1m nclml hor nkr aKo maa cha
the American press, una voce to be equal to I replied in a room of business. He asked
the finest European productions. We are what she saw ; she said somethii
Kept constantly on hand
AND FOR SAt. AT THE
CHECKS, on Hank of the State, and Cape
r car Hank.
PROS EC IT HON BONDS, Supr. Ct.
VENDI EXl'O., constables levy
CvAlMIfeSlorSS totakf depositions in equi
?y. and fcupr. court
WRITS, Superior and Co. Ct.
CA. SA. Sutr. Ct.
INDICTMENTS for Affray, and Aaul
and Fatt.rry. Co. and Sup. Ct.
CERTIFICATES, Clk. Co. Ct.
ORDERS to ovcrsci rs of Roads
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION Bonds
Constables Ca. Sn. Bonds,
Do Delivery lo
Superior Court Fi. Fa.
County Court Sci. Fa, to re
County Court Subpctnas,
Superior Court Warn nts,
Bonds for Col'rd. Appientices.
ffih Firkins (assorted.) Some
very superior, at prices from
6 to 16 cents per pound !
for sale by GEO. McNElLL.
Nov. 24, 1840.
Stn ct, one door below James Baker's Hardware
StTc, where he may be found at all times, prepared
to do any work in his line on the most reasonable
REPAIRING promptly attended to and thank
He ke-ps constantly on hand an assortment of
JlJE.V.y AJ"D LADIES' SADDLES.
ALSO Harness of all kinds, Hridles, Whips,
Collars, Trunks, and every article in his line of
He ould take this opportunity of returning' his
hunks to those who have patronir.ed him; and hopes
by punctuality to business, and moderate charges
to continue to merit their patronage.
Srpt. 4, 1841. 132-tf.
rObs"rvor will copy till forbid.
LOOK AT THIS.
MY HOUSE has been thoroughly repaired. I
will keep Entertainment at very reduced pri
ces, and be lad to welcome the return ol mvlriends
and customers. Call and sec.
Faycttevilla, October 13, 1841. 138-tf
Mv House is on the corner of Gillespie and Mum-
ford Streets, convenient to the Market, and near the
State Bank. L. S.
getting up me worn at an immense expense,
en expense of which the reader can have lit
tle idea. We shall complete the present and
probably the only volume of Georgia Sceuery
at an expenditure of little less then ten Thou
The proportion which each patron has to
bear in tbis vast amount, is one-two-thou
sandth part, or rive dollars! Is there among
Southern men, who love their country, and
wbo wish her literary character and taste tm.
proved, one to be found, who will not make
if necessary a personal sacrifice to help
this great enterprise; We tell you, professed
friends of Southern literature, that every dol
lar you pay for the support of Northern period
icals, while you withhold your aid from this
YA"V7"ILL be Sold, on Saturday the 27th ofNo-
W w vtriiiucr iiiai, ai mio icMurnce in vum- I i r . i I
berland County, the following valuable Tracts of .OIDer nome-enoris, disproves your pro- pOS,tion.
WOULD respect fully in
form his fricn 's and
the Public generally, that he
still continues to carrv on the
TIN & SHEET IRON
TORY, at his old Stand,
., on Gillespie street, a tew
doors South of the Markt Houe.
All orders thankfully received and promptly at
October 2, 1841. 136-6m.
THE SUBSCRIBER, Offers for
-alf, at the Store lat ly octupil by Messrs Benbow,
& Co., on Hav S'rret, a var tv of
LAND, belonging to the Estate of the late Stephen
C40 Acres, known as the Kelly Land, and former
ly the property ol L. ivlallett.
450 Acrrs, undivided, between S. Boon and J. Jes-
sup, on Harrison's creek.
ISO Acres between Hollingsworth and Barksdale.
SO Acres adjoining the lands ol the Widow.
112 do. do. Tolar.
lOO do. do. Hall.
All of the above Landa will be sold on the day
above mentioned, on a credit of Six Months, with
Notes and approved Security.
G. T. BARKSDALE,
Aministrators of S. Hollingsworth, dee'd.
October 16, 18 It. 138-tds.
fessions. With hundreds of such friends (1)
rests the blame of the present meagre condi-
tion ot soumern literature, we speak in
sorrow, not in anger, though we confess we
have felt indignation at hearing such profes
sions as the following: "I wish success to
Southern works, but will not help them until
they are equal to Northern publications !"
Now we say 'out upon such patriotism a
way with it!"
v riends, we need
One Thousand Subscriptions
more to compensate those who have spent
their time and energy in the production of a
work unrivalled in beautv. and one which
ting high, of a
brown or reddish color. He then asked again,
she replied she saw frames. He asked
what was in them, she answered " pictures
of what ? said he ; she replied " of gentlemen ;"
I I i I 1. t riM. . t
lie mquirea now many: x ue answer was
two. He inquired if they hung over the man
tle piece. Answer, " no." In the recesses ?
The Doctor then stated that he had fixed his
mind upon his office, when he questioned her
as to the plan : that he had fixed it on a high
brown or mahogany colored book case in the
office, when she said she saw something high
and of a reddish brown color ; and that he had
his mind on two portraits of gentlemen huns
in frames in recesses of the office, at the time
when she described the portraits, and their
He declared that her description
had tallied with the objects upon which he
had his mind at the moments of the respec
tive questions, yet the thing was of so extra
ordinary a uature that he was still incredulous
as to the alleged power of clairvoyance.
It ,is proper that we should add, that in two
experiments, there were seeming failures.
In the one, the hand of the young lady was
. .a .
given to a gentleman and she requested to
converse with him : he did not speak, but an
other standing by, addressed her, and she an
swered him. Then, upon the one who had
her hand speaking to her, she made no an
swer. The magnet iser explained or undertook
to explain this by stating that when her atten-
Blunts Creek mJl has been 71,7 t0 SUrCe e8Pecia,,H tion was called to a person introduced to her
Feb. 12, 1841. 103-tf
HivP - r fOTTON GINS unsold at Hall
L t. & -a . ' " ,
A libi ral
II i, tk'o Vavrtt- ville. Thev will be sold
r-.t.u-nA fnre. at six months crcoit
discount will be made forcajh
August 13, 1841. 131-3m-
-a- ' v " m .vi. ii l
For sale by
Nov. 24, 1840.
BARRELS CUT HERRING.
n-.-rt.lo Whole Herrin-
I mm aui ' -
in Halt Barrels Sh;id. B.-ins expected by
the Henrietta Line. For sale bv
May 23, 1841.
ENGLISH, FRENCH, AND GERMAN ground with despatch. Foe terms
aonlV to iiKU. MciN K1L,L..
$LMT Cash paid lor wheat.
Nov. 20, 1840.
MISS BINGHAM'S SCHOOL
fClOR YOUNG LADIES was opened on Mon
State of North-Carolina,
X s '
Quarter Sessions. Jzti-
"M5 Term, 1841.
Cornelius Dunlap, i n-.iti'on for partition of
v"; . . (Lands.
-r. . nt sfaction of the Court, that
A VJK McCnmmonrnd wife Sarah, Jacob Csgle
-nd wife Margaret, William Lewis and wile Ann,
na wiio , pu n.n- Matthew Deaton and
S ' KiiJd wife Mary. Martha
W-" ' TaImi M-Crimmon. defendants
SniL lnt. of ths State, it is :here
Zl oXedT That publication be made ,n theNor h
Carolinian for s-x weeks, notifying said dfdan(.
to appear at the next Court of Tleas and ajter
Sessions to be held for said county, at he s Court
House in Carthage, on the third Monday in Novem
ber next, and plead, answer, or demur to said pe
tition, or the same will be taken pro confesso as to
them, and heard accordingly. , . . ,
Witness, Alexander C. Curry, Clerk of our said
Court, at office, in Carthage, the third Monday in
Au-ust, A. D. 1841, and of American Indepen
dence the sixty -sixth. , ,
136-61 A. C. CURRY, Clerk.
EXECUTED WITH DESPATCH
At this Office.
COLOGNE and FLORIDA WATER. BEAR'S
GREASE and OIL. ANTIQUE OIL, POMA
TUM. CIRCASSIAN and COLD CREAM, OX
MARIIOW, PRESTON SALTS, KXT15ACTS,
SHAVING SOAPS AND CREAMS; HAIR,
CLOTH, TOOTH, and FLESH BRUSHES;
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and POCKET KNIVES: SCISSORS; SHELL
SIDE, DRESSING and TOCKET
Steel Tens: Pock-t Books; Bnekjrnmmon Boards;
Dice Boxes, Battledoors and Birds, Gentlemen's
Drosin Cas. s: Hooks and Eves; FishinjrLir.es
and Hook?; Percussion Ciips, (ribbed and plain;)
Matches; Snuff and Tobacco Boxes; Plated Corks,
for dt cante-s; Maib'rs; Slatf s and P ncils; Wafers:
Note Paur: Sun Glasses; Teething Rings; R.
Hemminsr & Son's drilled eyed Needles; Silver
Thimbles; Silver Ever-pointed Pencils; Black snaps;
Glass Inkstands and Ink; Quills, &c. Kc.
good assortment of
VIOLINS. FLUTES, AND FIFES,
Violin Bows, Strings, Bridges, and Screws;
Clarionell Heeds; Tuning I or ks, and
All of which will be sold cheap for CASH.
October 1 f, 1 84 L 1 38 t f-
rm HE Subscribers are now receiving by tbe late
u Erriva Is f-oin the North, their FALL AND
V INTER SUPPLY OF MERCHANDIZE, con-
fistin" of a large and general assortment of
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY,
Hats and Shoes. Bonnets, and Um
brellas, Foolscap and 1 .etter Pa
per, Drugs and Medicines,
Paints and Tye Stuffs, Sad
dles, Bridles, &c. &c
CROCKERY AND GLASS WARE,
Blacksmith's Tools, Hollow JVare, $c $-c.
Also, a large assortment of
Of all kinds : all of which will be sold at the lowest
rri, for Cash. Back-conntrv Produce, or on credit
r.r mnrnved notes. TheSiock is very heavy, and
worthy the attention of Country Merchants and the
ptsb ic in general.
P J. C. & G. B. ATKINS.
Fool of Haymount.
Faycttfville, Sept. 25, 1941. 136-y.
she would reolv to the first one who addressed
s. v - 1 I J
J1U Intelligent Georgians, I her. but could not be made to answer anv
Wlieat Will De receivea ana "i continence in ine justice 01 our other.
claims ask them for iheir assistance Will Thu nthir filnrp wm n. rlWi : ThAmair.
they aid us f V ill every non-subscriber to uctiser nlaced a Diece of money in ber hand
"Georgia Illustrated," think for a moment and Ifi the liuildinr informing nrivatelv some
uiai ins piuauce oi nve aoiiars wouia De one I one that he would will that she should go to sleep,
day, the 4th inst.
October 16, 1841.
of those 4 precious trifles J which in their ag
gregate would erect a splendid monument to
the literary taste of Georgia and the South
and will he then withhold it? VYe shall
GREEN STREET SCHOOL.
ITilTRS HART will open her School on Monday,
1TU the 1 1th inst.,in the House recently occupied
by James Kyle.
Oct. 4, 1841 lit-ii.
State of North Carolina,
In Equity Fall Term, 1841.
James RaU-lifT, ) Petition for sale of Land
vs. of Richard Graves, sen-
Wm. Rickelsand others lor. deceased.
TT T appeanns to the satisfaction ol ineouri, mat
U Elizabeth Graves. MilesGraves, Jno T.Graves,
William Graves. Naomi Graves, Lewis M.Graves,
Richard Graves, Rebecca Adams, fc-.i Rickets,
Rich.ird Graves. William Graves, James Chapman
and w if Marv. Neill McNeill and wife Martha.
and Thomas Graves, heirs at law of Richard Graves,
are not inhabitants of this Sstate: Urdered, that pub
lieation be made in the North Carolinian forsixsuc-
i t ' i i . j . r i i . l
C ssive weeKS. lor saiu ao;eni uciemiaiiia iu ue anu
anDear before the Honorable the Judge of our next
1 m- . a m. C A
Court ol t-qusty, to oe n ia lor ine ionniy oi nnron,
. . v.. 1 I .1 1
at the Court Mouse in w aaesoorougn, on uie za
Mnnriiv in March next, then and there to show
cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the peti
tioner? should not be granted, otnerwise juagmcm
pro conft.sso will bt entered up against them, and a
. r r 1 I 1
decree maae lor ine sa e oi saiu nuius.
Witness, Wm. E. Troy, Clerk and Master of said
Court, atofhee in Wanestoroiijn, inexo Monaay
in September, A. D. 1841, and in the 66th year of
140-6t WM. E. TROY, CM. E.
Now is the time for those who "mean to
us, to do so, and not when, indenend-
I 4 ..I - - t
eiiuy oi ineir a:, we nave raised tne cap
stone ot our monument to its proud elevation.
Now I riends !
We entreat our patrons every where to lay
us under additional obligation to ihem, by
procuring other subscriptions amone their
We will efier to agents, or any who will
act as such, the following
To any individual who will obtain and fop
ward four subscriptions in bankable funds,
Kat IVAAII iW la m rrt ikft 1 ft ff4l.m Anosanv
yTVsi w wii iaa9 a aa a A o V V. t V L v7 1 C1I9U1I12;)
we will allow the fifth copy gratis, or in other
words, any one who shall obtain five subscri
bers, and will forward $20, may retain the
other $5 as compensation, provided the funds
and at the end of a fixed time, about thirty
five minutes, or at half passed one, he would,
in another house where he had business, will
her to awake. She went directly to sleep,
but actually awoke when about half the time
bad elapsed. She complained, however, that
she could not open the hand which held the
1 he other magnet iser then took the money
from the hand, and it became relaxed. We
did not remain till the return of the one who
had put her to sleep, to ascertain whether any
explanation could be given of tbe seeming
failure as to time.
One of the most striking improvements was
this ; a gentleman went to the magnetiser du
ring the magnetic sleep of the patient, and
seizing a large lock, of his hair began to pull
it. This produced no effect on the young
woman. 1 be magnetiser, being at some
distance from the patient, then made signs
for the gentleman to take a smaller quantity
of hair. The eentleman then repeatedly pull
ed a few hairs from the masnetiser's head,
rous system in the human body, and, that the
extra or usual one, was brought into action in
the magnet lc;8leep.
some portions of tne above mentioned ex
periments occurred before we entered the
room. These were detailed to us by different
gentlemen of Undoubted veracity, and their ac
Gold is defined by chemists to be the most
perfect, the most ductile, the most tenacious j
and the most unchangeable of all metals. Its
specific gravity is about 19 3. A cubic foot
of pure gold cast and not hammered, weighs
1,948 pounds". In Ha native state, without
mixture, it is yellow, and has no perceptible
smell or taste. When exposed to the action
of the fire it beebmes red-hot before it melts,
but in mehrnc suffers no alteration: but if a
strong heat be applied while in fusion, it be
comes of a beautiful green color. The con
tinual action of any furnace, howsoever long
applied, ha& no effect on any of its properties.
It has been kept in a state of fusion for sevei-
al months in the furnace of a class house.
without suffering the smallest change. Tho
electric and galvanic fluids inflame and con
vert it into a purple oxide, which fs volatized
in the form of smoke. In the focus of a very
powerful burning glass it becomes volatilized
and partially vitrified; so that though we may
say, remarks Dr. Clarke, though gold is tried
by the fire abides the action of aft culinary
hres, howsoever applied yet it perishes ' by
the celestial fire and the solar influence; the
rays of the sun collected in the focus of a
powerful burning glass, and the application of
the electric fluid, destroy its color, and alter
and impair all its properties. This is but a
Uold is so very tenacious that a piece of it
drawn into wire, one-tenth' of inch in diame
ter, will sustain a weight of 500 pounds.
One grain of gold may be so extended, by its
great malleability, as to be easily divided info
two millions of parts; and a cubic inch of gld
into nine thousand five hundred and twenty-
three millions, eight hundred and five thousand
five hundred and twenty-three parts; each ot
which may be distinctly seen by the naked
A grain and a half of gold may be beaten
into leaves of one inch square, which, if in
tersected by parallel lines, drawn at right an
gles to each other, and distant only the 100th
part of an inch, will produce twenty-five mil
lions of little squares, each of which may be
distinctly seen without the help of glasses.
The surface of any given quantity of gold, ac
cording to Mr. Magellan, may be extended
by the hammer one hundred and fifty-nine
thousand and ninety-two tfme..
are of specie paying banks, aad come free of am aI Cach time the patieut moved her bead
with a countenance indicating pain. She
was then asked what was the matter. She re
plied some one hurt her. She was asked
will confer a great
Jo a. & r.
ETURN their thanks for theliberal Pationnjre
nnnc :hri!wrs have connected themselves in
U tl Mercantile Business, under the firm of
J. C. & G. D. ATK1XS. They intend kerp
in a lare and general assortment of Merchandize,
at wholesale and retail. They will be found at tne
-1,1 t;..,ri f Ci R. Atkins, where thev wish to see
yiU Ul""" v ' '
ilieir friends and customers.
U,cir ' JOHN C. ATKINS,
G. B. ATKINS.
Fayetteville, Sept. 25, 1841. 136-tf.
Wehava just printed a parcel of Blank Indict-
Pir5S'NTER P'"ge6. McNEILL.
tbey have received and take pleasure in in
forming their Friends and Customers, that they con
tinue to Manufacture all kinds of HA 1 also, to
keep a supply from the most Fashionable Factorifs
in JNcw York, and Philadelphia.
FURS. HAT -TRIMMINGS &c. &c.
October 30, 1811. 140-y
SHOES AND HATS.
2nHfDPAIR COMMoN BROGANS,
rHJrHV 20 do. lined and bound Brorans.
CO do women's sewed Shoes,
60 do. do. pcirt-d do.
50 do. grain Strap Boots,
5o do. women's Morocco Spring Strap
60 straight crown Wool Hats,
OILS, PAIJTTS AND GLASS,
2 bbls. Linseed Oil,
150 gallons Sperm Oil,
30 kes No. 1 White Lead,
30 boxes 8 m 10 and 10 m 12 Glass,
In Store and for sale by
COOK & CO.
October 27, 1841. 140-3t
A FEW FIRKINS of SUPERIOR BUT
TER, from Grayson county, Virginia, for
sale by J . v. iLMamo.
October 30, 1841. 140-tf.
Editors who receive our work
tavor on us by copying
this appeal into their respective journals.
We solicit the tavor.
From the Pcnnsylvanian.
As this subject is attracting much attention
in Philadelphia just now, the following de
tail of experiments tried yesterday at the Ma-
some null may not De without interest, it
was prepared by a friend upon whose accurn-
cy and impartiality every reliance may be
placed, and who, like matiy others, is looking
into the matter merely for his personal satis
We were present yesterday by invitation
at some experiments in annual maguelism
made at Mr Johnson's room in the Masonic
Hall. A young lady seemingly of a very art
less and unsophisticated character, was put to
sleep in the usual manner practised by mag
A key was handed to the operator, and held
behind the bead of the young lady, who on
,n in.tr..mpni. w th-n hlH hhinH hr m generally believers in the magnetic sleep,
auu 111 lilts iihiuiit ui ua ftisuat.iY', a.-9
free from any deception : but they diner in
where, and replied in her head. The mag
netiser then stated, that it did not hart him to
have a large lock of hair pulled, and thus ac
counted for no effect beta" produced iu the
During this and the other experiments, the
lady was blinded by a bandage, and in most
of them the experiments were performed where
she could not have seen, in the natural way,
with the eyes open and uncovered.
After the bodv was awakened, she stated
in conversation tnai sne inousnt sne rouia
find any place to which she was taken in im
agination when asleep, it requested at the
time to remember it when awake, inasmuch
as she had had her portrait taken when in the
magnetic sleep, and having been asked to re
member it, had a perfect recollection of it
when awakened, and of its appearance.
It is admitted by the believers in the theo
ry, lhat the experiments frequently fail. They
appeared to us more successful yesterday
than on another occasion when we were pre
sent. The medical gentlemen, we understand,
head, being taken from the pocket of a medi
cal gentleman present. On being asked what
it was asked for, she replied to bleed persons
with. Dr. R. Coates then took a card from
his pocket, which es he afterwards stated, was
priuted yesterday, and his possession of it
unknown to all present but himself. This
opinion as to tne clairvoyance, ana as to tne
perception of the state of mind of tbe
magnetiser or other person to whom the patient
A physician present, however, stated that
was held behind her head with the back of the he had no doubt of the clairvoyance, and con-
card towards her. Being asked what it was, sidered it among tho least interesting and
she said something long longer than it was I striking of the phenomena, inasmuch as it
broad and white, and having letters nn it. In I belonged to pigs, to carrier pigeons and other
answer to an inquiry, she said the first letter I animals, which being taken to a distance in a
was 1. The card was then exhibited tbe I dark box and turned loose, would return
first word on it was " Lectures." I directly to the place whence they had been
Her arm was magnetised in a peculiar pos- I carried.
lure, stretched out, with the fingers drawn in J He supposed that there was a double ner-
Governor Polk's Message.
We have received the message of Govern
or Polk to the Legislature of Tennessee.
It gives a copious and business like account
of the local affairs and interests of that Slate,
and avoids, in an exemplary manner, tho
subject of party politics. We do not propose
to remark upon the matters of merely local
interests in the message at length, and only
observe, in passing, what must be gratifying
to all, that the State is in what may be called
an easy, comfortable, and prosperous condi
tion. And having said thus much, it is un
necessary to add that she has avoided the fa
tal rock of extravagant borrowing, upon which
so many of her sisters have dashed them
selves with disastrous effect. Not having
been tempted to embark rashly in the delusive
schemes of internal improvement with which
almost the whole country at one time ran
crazy, she has kept her debt at a trifling a
mount, and perfectly within her control, so
that she is free alike from the danger of dis
honor aud the necessity of taxation.
But Tennessee is in the district of suspen
ded and dishonored banks ; and this is a sub
ject which concerns the whole country, and
no part of it more than our great commercial
emporium. AH look with anxiety for the
time to arrive when this dark and inauspici
ous cloud shall be removed. The movements
of the people and the language of the public
authorities upon the subject, are daily acquir
ing more and more interest. The remarks
of Gov. Polk in reference to it, are forcible.
and, illustrate, both in facts and arguments,
the positions presented by us a few davs
since, that the banks have no disposition to
resume that their present slate of dishonor
is profitable to them, though burdensome to
tbe public aud lhat they will not resume un-
til compelled to do so.
Gov. Polk states that at the lat session of
the Legislature, which was two years ago, the
banks reported that they were solvent, that
ihey would be prepared at an early day to
meet all their liabilities, and lhat their suspen
sion would only be temporary. Consequent
ly no legislative action took place in regard
to them. What was the result? Every bank,
except a branch of the Railroad Bank at
Knoxville, has continued up to thia hour in a'
state of suspension. Some of them have ac
tually had the audacity, while thus refusing
to pay their debts, to extend their business,
and declare dividends of profits among their
stockholders. This," says the Governor,
'is so manifestly improper, that I am con
strained by a sense of duty to bring the fact
to your notice. Principles of common jus
tice require that they should pay their debts
to the community before they divide profits
among their owners."
He urges the passage of laws to compel a
resumption, and also to place such restrictions
, upon the banks as will prevent another sus-
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