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GOLDSBORO UGH MASS MEETING.
The following letters were received in reply to invitations by the Committee to attend the late Democratic Mass Meeting in Goldsborough. Short letters were also received from Hon. . James Bu chanan, lion. D. S. Dickinson, Hon. Linn Boyd, Hon. J. C. Breckenridge, and John W. Forney .Esq., apologizing for their absence from the Meeting : From the Hon. William R. King. Senate Chamber, Aug. 30, 1852. J Gentlemen : The invitation communicated by you from roy personal and political friends to attend a meeting of the citizens of Wayne and the adjoin ing counties, to be held on the 21 and 3d September, was received some time past. I have delayed answering ii with the hope that J might be able to accept. Every feeling of my heart prompts me to do so, and thus enable me after an ab sence of years from my native State, again to take by the hand the friends and associates of my early days ; for neither time nor absence can ever eradicate Irom mv grateful remembrance, their uniform Kindness in all the relations of private life and their generous support whenever I came before them as a candidate for public favor. Deeply do I regret that the infirm state of my health will compel me to deprive my self of the pleasure of meeting them at the time de signated. . , The confinement and labor incident to my omciai position, during this protracted session of Congress, has so impaired my physical strength that my phys ician is decidedly of the opinion that any exposure, or even excitement, might and probably would affect me injuriously and my friends all concur in the opin ion, that on the adjournment of Congress 1 should seek some quiet watering -place in the mountains, where pure air and rest would, it is hoped, speedily restore me to my usual health. The regret which 1 feel in not being able to be with you, is in some degree lessened from knowing that many distinguished gentlemen of the Democratic party will be there to address you, and to cheer you in your praiseworthy efforts to sustain those priciples on the maintenance of which, in all their purity, must depend the security of the Constitutional rights of the States, and as I believe the preservation of this tederative Government. I beg yoo gentlemen to make known to my friends the reason which unfortunately deprives me of the gratification of being with them on so interesting an occasion. Accept, gentlemen, the assurance of my high res pect and esteem. Faithfully I am your fellow-citizen, WILLIAM R. KING. Thos. Ruffin, Esq., John Evekett, and others, Committee. From His Excellency, Goo. Jieid. Executive Mansion, ) Raleigh, Aug. 28, 1852. Gentlemen : I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your polite invitation to attend a Dem ocratic Mass Meeting at Goldsboro' on tlit 2d and 3d of September, at which the personal and political friends of the Hon. William R. King have invited him to be present. Be assured that it would afford me great pleasure to join you on the occasion and to testify my high appreciation of the distinguished public services of your guest, but an accumulation ot public duties in cident to an absence o( some months from this city, will, I regret to say, prevent my attendance. The nomination of Franklin Pierce and William R. King, for the first and stcond offices within the gift of the people, affords the highest evidence of the strong devotion of the Democratic party to the Union and the true principles of the Constitution. I am proud to know, that this sentiment meets a hearty res ponse not only from the Democratic party, but from thousands not heretofore acting with that party, who arknnwledfTR a hitrhpr nllftti-.,nfM tn thnir cnnntrv than ! C5 O O V t' " "J , UIIU .1 V IT KVtllb ISl.VC.aU QIIU BIUVI 1 1 1 I ' 1 1 G termination to cbeeriuily support the candidates of the Democratic party no.t because they are the can- , uiudiea ui a iaiiy, uui ucuiuse nicy approve "real measures ot public policy which are calculated to promote the happiness and prosperity of the country. The whole history of this country shows that cor rect principles must sooner or later prevail ; and eve ry attempt to attain high public station by deception in this enlightened age of elevated patriotism, will meet a signal rebuke at the hands of the people. . I am, very respectfully. Your ob't servant, DAVID S. REID. Dk. S. A. Andrews and others, Committee of In vitation,Goldsboro. From Hon. Robert Strange. Carthage, Moore County, ) August 25, 1852. J Gentlemen : It would have afforded me very sin cere pleasure to have accepted your kind invitation to meet the Hon. Win. R. King, and many other Demo cratic fellow-citizens who will be assembled at Golds borough on the 2d and 3d prox. to do him honor. I should be exceedingly happy to do any thin" in my power to promote the success of the nominees of the late Democratic Baltimore Convention at the en suing Presidential election; and if I thought my presence at Goldsborough could add even five votes in their favor, inconvenient as it is, I would certain ly go. But I hope you and my other friends will excuse n.ein consideration that I could only be thereat the sacrifice of two important Courts, and perhaps some neglect of public duty. The results of the late contest for the office of Gov ernor in this State are highly encouraging to our hopes of success in November. The prosperity and perpetuity of the Union are deeply involved in the issue of the November election, and no sincere lover of the Union should fail to be present at the polls or to cast his vote lor Pierce and King. By so doing we shall restore North Carolina to" her high rank among the States. n Hoping that your distinguished guest, together with all others present at your proposed festivemeet ing, may pass their'time'pleasantly to themselves and profitably for the great cause in which Col. King is one of our most prominent standard-bearers, I have the honor to.be, gentlemen, Your friend and ob't serv't, . RO. STRANGE. - B. Barnes, Esq., and others, Com. of Invitation. From the Hon. T. L. Clingman. house of Representatives, August 30th, 1852. Gentlemen: I had the honor a few Havs fiinA if receiving youi note inviting me to attend a Mass Meet ing at Goldsbsro', to be held in honor of the Hon. Wm. R. King. Whether I regard that distinguished gentleman as a statesman whose liberal and "conser vative course for a long period has won the respect and confidence of the nation as a native North Car olinian who still cherishes a warm regard for the Old North State, and the friends of his youth or as one in all the private relations of life alike estimable and honorable, I have no hesitation in saying that it would give me great pleasure to join in any demonstrations of respect and admiration that his personal and polit ical friends might think proper to tender him. Da nng the great struggle in the last Congress, united as we were in an effort to maintain the essential rights of our own section of the Union, I had oppor tunities of knowing his views and feelings, and can say with the utmost confidence, that while ready at all times to do justice to the North, he wiil always be found amongst the truest and best friends of the South whenever it shall be improperly assailed. I should forfeit my own self-respect if I should permit the recollection of any past issues to cause me to withhold the proper meed of commendation from all those who have in the hour of trial stood up in de fence of the just rights of our section. Bein the weaker part of the Union, numerically speaking and therefore obliged to stand on the defensive, while it is our duty to withhold our aid from those who may assail us, it is equally important that we at all times stand ready to sustain our true friends, from whatev er section of the Union tbey may come. While, therefore, I should be most happy to be present on the occasion you refer to, I am compelled by other engagements to forego that pleasure. With sentiments of high respect, I am very iruly, yours &c-, n , D T. L. CLINGMAN. . "" Gen. C. H. Brogdkn, Dr. S. A. Andrews, "d others. - . From the Hon. J.RencherT - Pitt8borough, Aug. 28, 1852. Gentlemen: I have received your polite invitation to attend a Mass Meeting to be held at Goldsborough on the 2d and 3d of September next, complimentary to the Hon. William R. King. . . I deeply regret that-an indispensable business en gagement wiTl deprive me of the pleasure of being present on the occasion. Having served with Mr. King for many years in the Na'ional Legislature, I know him to be "honest, capable, and faithful to the Constitution." He is a native son of North Caroli na, and from youth to manhood, and from manhood to ae, in public and in private, at home and abroad, his whole life has been alike honorable to himself and his country. I rejoice therefore that the people ot Wayne have determined to assemble en-masse to do honor to one whose whole life has been spent in vin dication and support of the rights of the people. 1 trust the good example thus set Dy me coumjr Wayne wiil be followed elsewhere, and that we shall have Pierce and King Clubs and Mass Meetings in every county in the State. These are the best means of diffusing information among the people, and will enable us the more ettectually to expose the false hoods and frauds of our wiley political adversary. Our cause is good, but the best cause may and is often lost by too much apathy. If we would win success, we must work for it, confident that with proper exertions a glorious victory awits us in No vember. With great respect, your.cb't 6VENCHER- To Messrs. Bunnyax Barnes, John Everitt, W. K. Lane. James F. Kornegay, Wm. T. Dortch and others, Committee of Invitation, Goldsboro', N. C. From Perrin Busbee, Esqr. Raleigh, Sept. 1st, 1852. Gentlemen: Until within a day or two past, I hart indulged the exDectalion of being able to comply with your polite invitation to be present at a Mass Meeting of the Democracy at Goldsboro', on the 21 and 3d!nst; but I regret that, owing to pressing and indispensable private engagements, I must be denied that pleasure. 1 shall, however, be with you in spirit and wishes for such an assemblage and such a demon stration as shall be worthy of your hospitable and patriotic community, and worthy of the distinguished statesman is whose honor this meeting is called. To the friends of Pierce and King, this.broad Union over, the political signs in North Carolina should af ford the most gratifying and auspicious encourage ment. The glorious result of the August elections has caused Democratic rejoicings in thirty States, and if the victory so decisively achieved, is pressed and followed up with the unanimity and zeal which elsewhere from the hills of New Hampshiie to the Cotton fields of Texas are awakened in a million of heatts, the position of this State, tor scores of years to come, will be on the side of republicanism, and of Ale real friends of the Union. Nor can this result be misinterpreted. Whatever apologies may be offered, or whatever explanations suggested by our opponents in regard to our recent triumph, it cannot be denied, tint "their Presidential candidate has proved unac ceptable to the people of this latitude; that their counsels have accordingly been much distracted,and K.unw of their ablest men driven off: in a word, that thev have been beaten, no less from the strength of our cause, than tne weanness 01 tneir own. uet candidate is believed to have been nominated through sectional influences, and the apprehension ia but too well founded, that his election would be hailed by more than three-fourths of his supporters in the Iree States, as a sectional triumph." Heaven save the Union from that extremity of peril, in which uch event, so produced and so regarded, would place it ; and mav none of the responsibility for it attach to this old Commonwealth ! On the contrary, as friends of the Union and of the rights of the States, desiring the cessation of the slavery agitation as indispensa ble to its safetv. and seeing in the candidates of the Democratic party, Franklin Pierce and William R. King, the full measure of ability and patriotism ade quate to secure this great end, and withal to carry " i out, in their administration, the true republican prin " ! ciples of the Government, let us with one voice rally nip. to lhejr support. Let us work work late and work earlv and as our opponents from their late defeat, mav rerlnnhio thpir nprfriPfs fnr the Idea ot JNovem ber, let us, Irom an opposite cause redouble ours, and take fresh zeal from our late success. With the highest respect, Your ob't servant, PERRIN BUSBEE. Do. S. A. Andrews, and others, Com., Golds borough. From Hon. James B. Shejmrd. Raleigh, N. C, August, 1852. S Gentlemen : Your esteemeif avor requesting my presence at a Democratic Mass Meeting to be held at Goldsborough in September, has been received had delayed an answer in hopes of being able to com ply with your request. 1 hnd, however, that bust ness engagements of a somewhat important character compel me reluctantly to decline your invitation. Be pleased to present me in the Kindest manner to our Democratic friends, and believe me, With much regard and esteem, Your ob't serv't, JAMES B. SHEPARD To Messrs. Barnes, and others, Goldsborough Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. We yesterday re ferred to the noble example of Cass, Buchanan, Douglas, Houston, Lane, and all the other gentlemen named as candidates for the presidency before the Baltimore Democratic Convention, in actively sup porting Pierce and King. Judge Douglas is in the field with his armor on, and has made appointments to speak in a number of States. It gratifies us to be enabled to call attention to his vigorous and eloquent efforts, in favor of the democratic candidates. The following is the list of his engagements to speak dur ing the present and the succeeding months : Buffalo, New York ; Cleveland, Ohio ; Indianapo lis. Indiana : Louisville, Kentucky ; Lexington, Ken tuckv: Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Monroe Michigan : Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukie, Wiscon sin : Kockford, on the border of Illinois and Wiscon sin ; Galena, Illinois ; UuDuque, lowa ; nunington, Iowa; Quincy, Illinois ; St. Louis, Missouri ; Belle ville, Illinois. He will then pass down the Missis sippi, and very probably speak at Nashville and at Memphis, Tennessee; and at Jackson, Mississippi; and Helena, Arkansas. He has already spoken in Maryland, and twice in New York and Pennsylva- 1 . - - - . i rr 1 1 l i nia. vveare sure mat nis enorts win prouuee aoun dant advantages to the democratic cause, and we trust that every democrat who can aid the good cause will emulate the example of Stephen A. Douglas. Washington union. In a Quandary. A gentleman of this city was applied to a few days since for advice by a negro, who declared hunsell a member ot tne colored iocge of Masons, of this city, which, according to his ac count, was organized some montns since, tie stated that the Treasurer had fobbed the funds amounting to some $37, and that they could not bring mm to a settlement, and as they were aware that their associa tion was contrary to law, they were afraid to bring the matter before the Mayor, for fear he would break it up. In this dilemma he was at a loss how to act, and thererefore craved the gentleman's advice. We understand that there are other secret societies in existence here among the negroes. They have their meetings regularly and have adopted secret Bigns and tokens. We have not heard what names the oth ers have taken, one may be the order of the Zone Star for 'all we know. But we think in these limes of impudence and insubordination among this class of our population, that these societies should be ferreted out and broken up. JSorjolfc JSeacon. A Solitary Whig State. The Tribune glories over Vermont as a Whig State, " whose pure breezes never fanned the cheek of a slave, and says the Democrats " have not the assurance to claim it as likely to support their candidate, or in any manner contribute to their triumph." Well, we can spare you that much comfort, and congratulate Gen. Scotland the Southern Whigs on their possession of a State, and an editor, so inimical to all the feelings and interests of the South. The fling of Greeley at the slave States is in perfect keep ing with the Scott wing of Whiggery, especially at the North, and must be delightful to our opponents in this quarter. Down with the Union, the South, Fierce, King and Democracy, is the sentiment of these hcottites, and up with Vermont, because it is a sure Scott State, " whose pure' breezes have never fanned the cheek of a slave." . Nor. Argus. -" " ' " 'For the Standard. DISTRICT CONVENTION. Agreeably to appointment, delegates met in Con vention at Oxford, on Tuesday the 7th September, for the purpose of appointing an Elector for the 5th Congressional district. On motion,- Geni.Wm. S. McCIanahan was called to the Chair, and James M. Wiggins appointed Secretary. The object of the meeting having been briefly ex plained by the Chairman, a motion was made to as certain what Counties were, and by whom, represent edand the following delegates enrolled their names, to wit : - - Granville Col. Thos. J. Hicks,. Gen. Wm. S. McCIanahan, Dr. Willis Lewis, J. M.Stone, Esq., Jno. Nance, Esq., Jas. K. Duty, Esq., Col. Wm. Horner, and James M. Wiggins. Person John L. Harris, E. H. Humphreys, Wm. M. Humphreys, John Y. Wilkerson, and J. W. Cunningham. Oranse and Alamance Col. Cad. Jones, jr., Jno. W. Hancock, Hei. Terry, and Col Wm. H. Jordan. Caswell and Chatham unrepresented. On motion, Resolved, That the Counties represented in this (convention, oe enutiea to vote according io their delegation in the House of Commons. Jonathan M. Stone, jsq., nominated tne Hon. a. Rencher, of Chatham, lor Elector, and submitted some very complimentary remarks in his favor, whereupon the vote was taken, and found to be unani mous. The following sub-Electors were then appointed, to wit : Granville T. Brown Venable, T. L.. Hargrove, Thomas B. Lyon and Jonathan M. Stone.. Orange and Alamance J. W. Lancaster, Wm. H. Bailey, Dr. D. A. Montgomery, and P. H. McDade. Person Ulias. i. W instead, Uol. Henry Carver, Dr. J. W. Hamlett and Jno. Y. Wilkerson. Caswell Samuel P. Hill, Jno. A. Graves, Gen. Thomas VY. Graves, and Jas. N. Montgomery. Chatham John J. Jackson, Gen. Gotten, and J. F. Rives. On motion. Resolved, That the Chairman and Sec retary, forth with ynform the Hon. A. Kencher ot his appointment. Alter a vote ot thanks to the Chairman and Secre tary, it was Resolved, that the proceedings or the Convention be sent to the North Carolina standard for publication, and the Convention adjourned. WM. S. McCLANHAN, Chairman. Jas. M. Wiggins, Secretary. Want of Employment. A caption so interest ing to a large class ot unoccupied citizens, as are generally found in cities, will naturally attract atten tion, and as a matter ot bene tit to all who are thus situated, we cannot do a greater service than to sub mit a few thoughts most happily expressed by a friend, wnicn, it carried into practice, win we uouui not db productive of much good to many a sufferer from in active habits, or want ot the requisite nerve to seek earnestly and perseveringty for any honest employ ment. Most men in ordinary life know the evils of poverty and dependence upon the good will of our fellows for livelihood. But to be poor in energy and activity, is. a misfortune which interposes an almost insurmountable barrier between the man and the ob- ject'desired to be attained. It makes disappointments doubly hard to bear. It paves the way to success with innumerable difficulties and obstacles. It makes always a cloud hang heavily and dark before thesuu, and puts furrows of care upon the face that should be beaming with animated smiles. In the course of an editor s duties, he has many ap plications for assistance to get employment,and, speak ing for ourselves, we have never yet met with the first man who really wanted work that did not get it. If employment is the object, an industrious man will accept of almost any occupation. But if the desire be to get a particular situatiou or none, a young man or an old one, may advertise or look about some lime before he will find any one to set him to work at his chosen labors. The great difficulty with persons wanting employment is, that instead of setting them' selves to work, they wait, and loiter, and complain, and with their families, sutler, and sit still till some one comes along and tenders them something to do, or, as in some instances, solicits their assistance. We do not believe that one man can be found, in this city, or county, or State, or any where, bet who, if he have his health, and be sober and industrious, can find employment if he really wants it wants it bad enough to askor it, and when he gets it works as though when the job was done he would be ready for further orders. It is seldom that labor is at a dis count in America ; the demand is always for it. And while the inactive and idle, or lazy, loiter and are slow and slovenly, whether at work or not, the active and industrious man, whether be be merchant, me chanic, manufacturer, operator, artist, or in a profes sion, is the one that succeeds. There are misfortunes in life, that make and keep the most active and industrious poor, but they are in a proportiou that, for the- reputation of mankind, we should not wish to see placed in comparison with the other causes of which we have spoken. Detroit Free Press. Visit to ax Old Homestead, C. G. Lang- don, the able editor of the Mobile Advertiser, writes as follows of a recent visit to the home of his childhood and parents, in old Connecticut : " I have paid a visit to the sacred spot where I drew my first infant breath to the house in which I was born and have rambled, over the meadows and fields where I alternately toiled and frolicked away my early days. The house still stands, but its former inmates are gone all gone ! The beloved parents sleep in the dust the brothers and sisters are scattered abroad. The old barn is still there; and the noble elm in front, in whose shade I have so often reposed, still extends its wide branches over the surroundin'earth. But the " loved ones" were not there; and,. oh, how lonely and melancholy was this once joyous and happy home! 'Twas too much. I left with a heavy heart. I visited the Old Grave Yard oh the hill" and knelt by the grave of roy ancestors.. ' The green grass grows luxuriantly over the graves, and they seem to " slcop well." I wan dered among the tombs of departed friends the com panions and schoolfellows of my youth and read with mournful interest, from the cold stone, the sim ple, but affecting record of their early doom. Twenty-five years had rolled away since I last visited that " Old Grave-Yard," and how startling the changes that had taken place! What a lesson ot wisdom does such a scene inculcate! I felt "'twas good to be there." I have also roamed in solitude over the familiar mountains and hills of my native town, and. when wurn with fatigue, have, as I was wont to do in boyhood, rested my weary limbs on the green sward beneath the wide spread oaks of the valleys. I have gazed with new and increased veneration up on the majestic waterfalls on which I had so often gazed before ; have bathed in the same limpid " pond" where I so often bathed in my youth, and have paid my devotion to the high hills, where, of a cold win ter's night, when the earth was covered with snow and the moon shone brightly in the heavens, I used to engage in the indescribably amusing exercise ot " sliding down the hill." Oh, how pleasant it is to re-visit the scenes of childhood and yo"uth ! Large Wheat. We have received two samples of wheat, raised on the farm of Allen W. Woolen, Esq., of Lenoir, that excels any thing of the kind we have ever seen. One of the samples supposed to be the Mediterranean wheat though not quite so large as the other, and, withal, being somewhat shrunk, from what cause we cannot say, is a beauti ful grain, and larger than any that we have ever before seen in this State, and as large as any European wheat. The largest kind is, we are told, known as California wheat, and is, to us, decidedly astonishing in size. We are sorry that we cannot say how much it weighs per bushel, and hope our friend, Mr. Wooten, will inform us upon that point. The flour manufactured from, the. Mediterranean wheat is, we learn, of excellent quality, and we would like to hear from Mr. Wooten wnother,,Ut this respect, it is equalled by the California grain, ' ; JSTNew Era. Great Celebration. We learn from the Char lotte Whig, that extensive preparations are being made for the celebration of the completion of the Charlotte and South Carolina. Railroad, to come off about the first of October next. Due notice will be given of the precise time. The cars are now running to a point within letti miles of Charlotte, and more than a hundred addition-, al hands have recently been put upon the road. Salem Prest, THE STANDARD. PIERCE, KliVG AND VICTORY ! BALEIGH, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, i852. " Ttb North, no South, no East, no West, under the Constitution ; hut a sacred maintenance of the com mon bond and true devotion to tlte tommon brotherhood." ' v - Fbhtkiis Pierce. FOR PRESIDENT: . ' GEN. FRANKLIN PIERCE, OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. FOR VICE PRESIDENT : WILLIAM R. KING, OF ALABAMA. Democratic Republican Electors. For the State at laws, JAMES C. DOBBIN. First District, WILLIAM H. THOMAS. Fifth District, ABRAM RENCHER. Sixth District, L. O'B. BRANCH. Seventh District, SAMUEL J. PERSON. Eighth District, D. G. W. WARD. Ninth District. THOMAS BRAGG. MASS MEETING IN PITT. We are gratified to learn that the Democratic Republicans of Pitt County held a meeting last week, in Greenville, formed a Pierce and King Club, and resolved to hold a Mass Meeting in Green ville during the present month. The Mass Meet ing will take place on Friday and Saturday, the 24th and 25th of September, and will no doubt be largely attended by the people of Pitt and the surrounding Counties. Gen. Saunders, Mr. Dobbin, Mr. Busbee, Col. Biggs, Gen. Singeltary, Mr. Norfleet, Dr. "Ward, Mr. Rodman, and Col. Ruffin are expected to be present. Wo learn that our Pitt friends, in addi tion to the above distinguished speakers, (most if not all of whom, we hope, will be able to attend) will have music, fine cheer, and ample preparations for all who may be present. The most enthusias tic spirit, we learn, prevails among the Democracy of Pitt and the surrounding Counties. Push on the column for those champions of the Constitu tional rights of the South and of the Union, PIERCE and KING. Hox. A. DT. Stephens. This gentleman defined his position a few days since, in a speech in Atlan ta, Ga. He is for Webster for President, and against Pierce and Scott- He had nothing to say against Gen. Pierce or his opinions on the Slavery question his objection being that he is the nomi nee of a Convention. He said he placed no con fidence whatever in the abolition newspaper reports of Gen. Pierce's New Boston Speech. He declar ed hi n to be sound on the compromise measures. " While I, '! contined Mr. Stevens, " was stump ing the State of Georgia, in 1850, iu favor of the Union and the compromise, General Pierce was stumping the State of New Hampshire in favor of the same principles. " This, be it remembered, comes from a " Union Whig. " The annexation of Texas not only added untold wealth to the American Union, but it opened an immense territory to Southern slaveholders. It increased the political power of the South and at the same time benefitted that section in a social point of view, by opening new regions for the spread of its people and its peculiar institutions. Franklin Pierce was the active and hearty advocate of annexation ; he stood by the measure and pres sed it, in the free States, while Whig leaders in the South were opposing it; and yet these same leaders, with a full knowledge of these facts, now have the audacity-to charge him with being un friendly to the Southern people ! John Van Buren was ruled out of a seat which he contested, by the late Democratic State Con vention in New York. The New York Times, a Scott-Seward paper, says : " It is very clear that the Hunkers only tolerate him among them when they cannot help themselves. Whenever it comes to a vote, ho is sure to go overboard. " This is true as to the late Mr. Rantoul. He was refused a seat in the Baltimore Democratic Convention, mainly on account of his violent and bitter denun ciations of the fugitive-slave law. The Scott leaders are very much troubled about this time because no Democrat will call Gen. Scott a coward. Gentlemen, we tell you again you cannot be accommodated. Your trade of pronouncing brave men cowards, as you have pronounced Gen. Pierce, for party effect, will not be interfered with by the Democrats. We cannot imitate your con duct in this respect. You have a monopoly in this business, and it would not only be wrong in itself but bad policy to disturb you in your voca tion. 3T Who are the most prominent advocates of Scott's election in the free States ? William H. Seward, Ex-Governor Johnston, Thadeus Stevens, and Horace Greely. This cannot be denied. They compelled the Southern Whigs to submit to the sacrifice ot Uillmore and Webster, because they had endorsed the " compromise " ; and if Scott should be elected, these men would control his ad ministration and divide out the offices and spoils among their followers. The Scott-Seward Committee at Washington, with Truman Smith at their head, are franking documents to the free States to prove Gen. Pierce a friend to Slavery, and documents to the Slave holding States to prove him an Abolitionist ! These documents are packed and sent from the same room, by the same men ; and the greater part f their printing is executed for them at the New Era omceTashington, and by Horace Greely. , ICbTEMPTiBLE the efforts of the Raleigh Reg ister, to create prejudice in Southern minds against Franklin Pierce', by calling him a" "Yankee Free-Boiler." THE REV, PETER DOUB. We. propose to submit a few more remarks in relation to the position assumed by the Rev. Pe- ter Doub, in comingorwtd to-discuss pliti-igH will be confined - maate consideraye propriety of his ourse,3i ialiang part in political discussions, - antEttClsjjas a Minister, to take such part. This is a matter of more than ordinary importance ; it concerns not only the Ministry of nil denominations, but the peo ple ; and it is' our duty as one of the organs of the public will, to express our views fully and freely on the subject. Mr. Doub is mistaken if he supposes that we approved Dr. Pierce s course. It is true we did not express the opinion, in copying his letter, that he had involved himself in matters foreign to his calling ; we found his letter in the papers, and, as a political Editor, we took advantage of the influ ences it might exert by transferring it to our col umns ; but we copied it with the greater satisfac tion, because we believed its statements and decla rations to be true. The difference between these Reverend gentlemen is simply this : Both are out of the line of duty, but Mr. Doub nas gone furth er astray, in our humble judgment, than Dr. Pierce, for the reason hat the latter, as a Southern man and friend of the Union, only enters his protest against the nomination of Gen. Scott and the "sus picious " circumstances under which it was made, while the former volunteers a defence of a nomi nation effected by Seward influences, and which was a triumph, after a protracted and bitter strug gle, of the exacting and aggressive section of the Union over the weaker, the wronged, the complain ing section. Mr. Doub, whatever he may write on the subject, cannot lay his hand upon his heart and declare that Gen. Scott was not the preferred candidate of Seward and his allies. He must know, as we all know, that Mr. Fillmore and Mr. Web ster staked themselves publicly on the "compro mise" measures, and were lost ; and that General Scott, under the Seward influence, or some lother influence equally baleful, refused to do so, and wan Mr. Doub claims it as hi3 "right," both ss'a citizen and a Minister, to engage in political, dis- cussions; and he quotes the Rev. John Wesley j to support this position. We undertake to say, j and to show, that Mr. Wesley, as thus quoted, does not sustain Mir. Doub. All Mr. Wesley in tended to do as is obvious from the language j given by Mr. Doub was to sanction a defence, by j Ministers of the Gospel, of the King of England whenever the King was unjustly spoken of, abused or maligned. He held it to be the duty of " Cler gymen " to " guard the people against evil speak ing " not of mere politicians, but of the King, whose subjects they were ; but he did not say, go to the newspapers with your communications in favor of this or that party, nor did he justify the use of cant phrases or partizan expressions by "Clergymen" thus defending the Head of the Kingdom. Mr. Doub says, " what Mr. Wesley applies to the King, may be equally applied to Gen. Scott. " How ? Is Gen. Scott "in authority" ? Are the " members of the Whig Convention w and Gen. Scott the government ? Are we " speaking evil of dignities " when we express our opinions and utter the truthas we see it and understand it, about the Whig candidate for President ? But Mr. Doub has quoted from the " Works " of Mr. Wesley we propose to quote from his " Sermons, " as being of higher authority, because they were prepared and delivered under circum stances of greater solemnity. In his Sermon on " Friendship with the World, " page 204, vol. 2d, he says : " Bat whatever others do, whether lhey will hear, whether they will forbear, hear this, all ye that are called Methodists ! However importuned or or tempted thereto, have no friendship with the world. How many have fallen by this very thing! They would take no warning ; they would converse, and that intimately, with earthly-minded men, till they " measured back their steps to earth again !" Mr. Doub distinctly makes himself an " ally " of the Scott men he is " intimate " with them he talks for them through the newspapers ; and if he is not thereby in " friendship " with the world, we fear he is at least leagued with politicians, who mind the things of this more than of the next world, and who are seeking, by " earthly " means, and not by Heavenly, to obtain worldly influence and control. Again, in his Sermon on " Conscience," page 328, volr2d, Mr. Wesley says : " Do nothing on which you cannot pray for a bless ing. Every action of a Christian that is good, is sanc tified by the word and by prayer. It becomes not a Christian to do any thing so trivial, that he cannot pray over it. And if he would but bestow a serious ejaculation on every occurrent action, such a prayer would cut off all things sinful, and encourage all thing lawful." Can Mr. Doub, " as a Minister1 pray over his communications to the Star I Can he, " as a Min ister," " bestow a serious ejaculation " on his polit ical essays ? Mr. Doub, be it remembered, claims it as his " right as a Minister," to engage in poli tics, and it is in this position, in which he has placed himself, that we are speaking of him. Again, Mr. Wesley, in his Sermon on " the Ministerial Office," page 544, vol. 2d, first reminds those Meth odists " whom God has commissioned to call sin ners to repentance,' 'that " it does by no means fol low from hence, that " they " are commissioned to baptize, or to administer the Lords' Supper " and then adds : "Oh contain yourselves within yonrown bonnds; be content with preaching the Gospel ; " do the work of evangelists " ; proclaim to all the world the lov ing kindness ot God our Saviour ; declare to all " The kingdom of heaven is at hand : repent ye, and believe the Gospel !" I earnestly advise you, abide in your places s keep your own station. Both by your preaching and example provoke them to love and to good works. Ye are a new phenomenon in the earth a body of people, who, being of no sector party, are friends to all parties, and endeavor to forward all in heart-religion, and in the knowledge and love of God and man." " This, from the great and good John Wesley, is conclusive. It completely refutes, of itself and by itself, all that Mr. Doub has quoted or can quote from his " Works." It requires no running expla nations or comments, in brackets ; it cannot be per verted or misapplied it is too plain to admit of that. ..y Again : Mr. Doub asserts his " right as a Minis ter," to engage in politics as a right " perfectly jus tified by theHoly Scriptures "; and yet Mr. Doub, though probably as familiar with the Scriptures as any man livinc. Hefiontents himself with the declaraii6, ?mmiW upon tfif cleHnthat CW&d practice of His AmSUr 88 of tt! . rapier nor ve Sm&akjB noUnjb of j rajjrH ; . the counsel WtaVaSgTj cal disputes, and sto hiiWndalhl was "lawful mfl3;w .thent "luuw uuiu j3esar hft " Show me the tribute money. And th Jy unto him a penny. And he saith unto them l is this image and superscription? ThPV ' him. CaWs. .:. v y Sa? to , ' " unio them render mereiore unto Caesar the thin i v, mo umigs wnicli are Gods'" sending out the twelve to preach, He p-a Iu instructions to interfere with political affairwrr WOrda WPTA anA oo . 5 UlS no , j,c g0j preach, sarino- n, kingdom of heaven is at hand." he chap. 7th v.) And so careful was He hi" Tl fVT11 MakCr0f orand the Lord of all glorv naM t,, , ' ana . " t --to tne existntr 26th ehan. 9M, - 4 . " i.ud he said unto another ..U T J ...or ' follow me. But. " XJU1U ouuer nrst to go and him, rv er. Jesus said unto him, let the dead hJL dead ; but go thou and preach the kingL 0f God." (Luke, 9th chap. 59th v.) Again: "The disciple 18 not above his master, nor the servan above his lord." (Matbew, 10th chap. 24th v Mr. Doub is equally unfortunate in his reference to the "practice of His Apostles." Not one 0f them engaged in the political discussions and strifes of their time ; but the voice which rang b their ears, like the trump of judgment" woe is me if I preach not the Gospel !" was at once the strong est stimulus to effort in their peculiar sphere, anJ Ae blest surety of the richest and most exalted Wc. ward. But "Paul," says Mr. Doub, "claimed" (though a Mimster-is right as a Roman &iz both to be heard -in defence of his civil privileges as well as to be protected by the laws of the Em pire." Paul, it is true, escaped scourging hy claiming his privileges as an " uncondemned Roman cifizen and Paul, when accused before Festus appealed unto Ca3sar; but what do we hear from Paul, "in bonds," when, before Agrippa, he "stretch ed forth the hand, and answered for himself? Did he preach politics ? No, but he declared his life told 'of his wonderful conversion, and preached Christ until wicked princes trembled in their seats. Is Mr. Doub " in bonds "? Has he been put upon his " defence "? Has any one questioned his " Ieal or " Constitutional" riarhts ? Is his lifo in ni Again : Paul says to Timothy, " No man that war- reth, entangleth himself with the affairs of thii life." (Second Timothy, 2d chap. 4th v.) Paul says, " wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest 1 make my brother to offend." (1st Cor. 8th chap. 13th v.) And finally, Paul says, "all things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not he brought under the power of any." (1st Cor. 6th chap. 12th v.) Just so with Mr. Doub : he has a " legal," a " Constitutional " right, even "as a Minister," to engage in politics ; but we utterly deny his moral right to do so. It is " lawful," hut not " expe dient." How often do those of us who are most deeply concerned in the political contests of the day, turn from them and sigh for the stilLpure walks of private life ! And'what, after all, compared to those things which pertain to the eternal state, are the affairs of this life, or even the most brilliant triumphs that, in any department of labor or of duty, may attend our progress or crown our zeal ? The work of the politician begins and ends in this world. He uses the past makes his mark, for evil or for good, on the present, and, in some instances, is felt by pos- I terity, and praised or censured by those who suc ceed him,either according to their whims or capnees or the good or evil he has wrought; but here his mission terminates. Not so with an "ambassador of Christ." He is in the world, but not of it. It is his duty to suffer to bear all things to avoid all entangling alliances " with the affairs of thw life "to go as well to the abodes of the lowly as of the rich, and, if need be, to the ends of the world, with the precious tidings committed to his charge ; and he must preach, preach, preach not politics, but the Gospel with as much ardor, with as much constancy, with as much singleness of aim and oneness of purpose as if Death itself stood by, ready to strike his body and his soul asunder. Such an one has no time to devote to politics; his time his talents, his physical and mental strength have all been solemnly dedicated to the cause of Christ; and he has no moral right to exhaust these gifts, or any portion ol them, in political strifes. The reputation of the politician, the fame of the orator and poet, the renown of the warrior must perish or pas away ; uui " they that turn many to righteousness shall stana, like Daniel, " in their lot at the end of the days, and shall thenceforth " shine as the stars, for ever and ever." We beg Mr. Doub to be assured that it is part of our purpose to lecture him as to hb duties. We entertain a sincere respect for his high calling and we esteem him as a man. We would sa nothing intended to offend him or to wound hi feelinss : but be is in the field as a political cham pion, and he must therefore expect just such treat ment as other champions of the same stamp accustomed to encounter. That his motivts in tba matter are pure, and that be believes he is in right, we do not doubt ; but we have our opinio as to his course, and, as a " citizen " and an Editor, we have expressed them. That is alL Web only met Mr. Doub in open political controversy , if he is to be lectured for breaking lances in tW lists political, such lecture, would come with ro more propriety and grace -from his Bishop to88 from us. .'; Wo may have more to say in relation to the po sition and course of Mr. Doub hereafter. Our thanks are due to Mr. Pomeroy fcrj September number "of -Harper's Magazine, i t. ii :fSch'nir Harners uuuiuer uuiusuaujr wiavoimS. j. . zine has attained an 'enviable popularity, alwaysilled wth excellent and useful matter, a the illustrations are appropriate and in good t " '."SJ.-'- "ir"