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11 undre 1 .Millions of Dollars?Internal Improvements
? I'roUcli.e Tariffs?Abolitionism, A<*. All these
measures will receive the impress of Federal power
and patronage; and the doctrines of State Rights and
eipial laws will be too leeble to overcome thei.i. Ag mi,
then, we say, let Republicans take warning while it is
vet time.
ffrua tht Olobr.)
We have just risen from the perusal of an oration
of Theodore Dn-ight, Secretary of the Hartford Con
veminn at (his time the editor of the leading llriligh
Whig paper in the Slate of Connecticut. The subject
matter of this oration is an infamous slander upon the
character of the "Apostle of Democracy," Thomas
Jefferson. In alluding to the same oration, the Daily
((?a.) Telegraph holds the following just and appropri
ate language:
"It was immediately after the election of Thomas
Jefferson to the Presidency, and lie without doubt truly
spoke the sentiments and feeling of the Federal parti
al that time. If there is a particle of doubt remaining
on the mind of a single individual, of who compose
the Democratic party, let him read the following ex
tract from this double-distilled Federal oration, and
eomparc it with the speeches, editorials, and language
used towards the Democratic party by the Whigs of the
present day. This same hoary-headed Dwight is, at
this day, when the grave is almost ready to receive
liiin, using the same foul-mouthed language, the sauie
barefaced LIFS towards the present Administration, I
that he so freely launched upon the head of the great |
and good Jefferson; and the entire Whig tribe, black j
and white, join him in his slanders. Does not every I
living man of them who composed the traitorous
llartlord Convention, belong now to the 13ritish Whig
party? Does not almost every man who opposed the
last war, belong to the British Whig part)'.' And does
a single man of them profess to have changed his poli
tics from that day to this? Not one will say he has
changed."
But what we now wish more particularly to draw the
attention of our readers to, is the strict identity which
exists between this outpouring of Federal malignancy,
and the editorials which daily grace the columns of the
Intelligencer. We can trace the identity, not only in
the fiend-like spirit which pervades them both, but we
find in each the same sentiments clothed in the same
language; the same slander, couched in the terms which
was hurled against Mr. Jefferson by tliu old )>lnrk
hearled Federalist, is now hurled with eijual fury against
Mr. Van JJuren by the Erfitors of the Intelligencer, in
the paroxysms of their bitter and unrelenting hate: and j
whilst they themselves are steeped in guilt andstained
with impurity, they dare to profane the name of the :
Most High, by attributing that to the interposition of
the Almighty, which has been accomplished by their J
own unholy crimes. As well might the murderer ex-1
pect to sanctify his reeking, blood-stained hands, by an I
appeal equally blasphemous and profane. We insert
extracts from the oration of Dwight, and the leading
editorial of yesterday's Intelligencer, and we ask our
readers to read and compare them. They identify the
libellers of Mr. Jefferson with the defainers of Mr. Van
Buren.
Extracts from Dtcig/tt's Oration.
"It is probable that the persons who compose this
audience, have never met to celebrate the anniversary
of American Independence with sensations similar to
those which they experiences this day. Since the last
vear, the Administration of our National Government
ims gone into the hands of men whom the generality of
the people of New England have long viewed as its
??iiemies?men, whose principles and practices we have
both feared and reprobated.
"In New Kngland, the people partake strongly of a
common character, and are more united, and more Fe
deral, than in any other division of equal extent in the
United States. The causes of this union and Federal
ism were implanted in the earliest forms of their govern
ments.
?'Connecticut must resign, or the triumph will be
complete. Determined, therefore, that this trifling
obstacle shall not longer impede their devouring career,
the Jacobins bend all their forces against the peace,
the order, the region, and the happiness of this State.
Here, then, Federalism must take her stand; and if vic
torious here, she may still l:oj>e tu rr<jt:in the ground ,
which she has lost, and to save our distractcd and fall-i
ing country. I call on you, then, my fellow-citizens,
to unite your strength and activity manfully to resist a j
l'oe, just entering the States ofyour fortress.
"The outlaws ofEurope, the fugitives from the pillo- j
ry and the gallows, have undertaken to assist our own
abandoned citizens, in the pleasing work of destroying
Connecticut. Scarcely an Aurora appears without an |
attempt to accomplish this desirable end. Every lie
publican watch-tower bears oil its profligate pages an
effort towards the downfall of Connecticut. In the
drunken revellings ofthe 4th March, over the infuriated
eup of Democratic intoxication, has been hiccupped out
the ruin of this devoted State.
"We have already seen that our rulers are to be des
perate in their pecuniary circumstances?ready to prey 1
upon and plunder the people in every mode which the
possesion of places of power will put into their hands?
that thr-y are to be ignorant?utterly unacquainted I
with either the science of government or the history of
man, incapable of reasoning, either from experience or
by analogy, the t^ols of passion, the dupes of intrigue,
and the slaves ol cot?uption?and that tliey are also to be
destitute ot morals aoft religion. Of course regardless
of laws, human and divin?x they will demise justice,
trample underfoot the liberties of their country, profane
the breast every idea of future accounTa'CiVtv^ ofadoTa^
tion, and of praise.
?'From this sketch of the body politic, the transition
is easy to the picture of private life. An institution
(marriage) ordained by God himself, from which are
derived all the substantial blessings and delights of
life, is declared to be a "system of fraud. ' The
most intimate of nil connections, that most ende.tr
ii)2 of all unions, that source of pure and exalt
ed alfeetinii, of refined and ecstatic felicity, is to
be scouted from society. And what is to be the
substitute." .] btuslhj intercourse, n brutal srnsualili/,
?i national prostitution! A natural consequence of
such a state of things naturally follows. 'It is of 110
importance that we should be able to discover our own
children,' ill this state of 'Democratic equality.' As
soon as they open their eyes on the light of the sun,
they are to be <ast out, abandoned and forgotten, not
even a mark set upon them, by which, when the sum
mer of life is over, they may be singled out from the
immense flock of the human race, and brought into
the fold of peace and safety, before the storms of win
ter begin to beat upon them.
"The very names leh 'tclt trc bear, the landmarks ofour
tit'e !o domestic felicity, are to be removed, and all is
to become a common field, exposed to the range* of
every lawless and vicious footstep.
"We have now reached the consummation of [)en:n
i rati?? blessedness. We have a country governed with
l lot l,!;ends and /mates: the ties of marriage, with all its
felicities, are severed and destroyed; our wives and our
daughters are thrown into the stews; our children are
? .i>t into the world from the breast and forgotten; filial
piety is extinguished; and our surnames, the only mark
?>f distinction among families, are abolished. Can the
imagination paint any thing more dreadful on this side
hill ' Some parts ofthe subject are indeed fit only for
horrid contemplation. But let me point out to you the
progress of a being through this dreadful society. The
offspring of?Ut hnoirs not irhom, instead of feedingors
the iicniar ofliis nu?lhtr's bosom, cost out a vagabond
uuiong cosmopolites, with hearts harder than adamant,
mid colder than the frosts r,t fjreenland, to pick a mise
rable support in a world where charity lets not a crumb
inll from her table; trained up without a filial, or a fra
ternal sentiment, loving, and beloved by no human be
ing; ignorant of himself, and ignorant of his God; in
.-iekness friendless; in death deserted. What can but
:i state ef society breed but vice; what can it end in but
miser}-?
"From tlio situation of an individual, extend your
thoughts to a nation; and from a nation to a world.
View, for a moment, millions of such wretches as I have
described. Think ofa world full of ignorance, impurity,
and guilt: without justice, without science, without af
fection, without conjugal felicity, without parental love,
without filial piety, without domestic happiness, with
out worship, without a prayer, without a Clod! "
CJRATIFVIXtt INTKI.l.IGK.WE.
Y'/ie Presidential question settled.? It has pleased the
Almighty to give to the oppressed people of this misgo
verned and suffering muntry a victory over their weak
and wicked rulers, 'l'he news of yesterday, by an
nouncing the glorious triumph in New York, and that
Pennsylvania, too, has linally thrown her weight into
the Whig seal'-, lias decided the contest, and scaled the
t'ate of the Administration. The reign of inconipeten
cv, imposture, and corruption, is at length arrested,
and the country redeemed. An Administration which
?ine might almost suppose had said to itself "Evil, be
thou my good, lias tallen before the power of an abused
and indignant people. Most heartily do we congratu
late every long struggling patriot throughout the land
on this great and happy event; and when we east a
glance at what would have been the awful condition of
the country had the power of the Government been
continued and confirmed in the present weak and wick*
? d hands, we shudder at the view, and fervently unite
with every patriotic heart in praise and gratitude to the.
Almighty Disposer ofevents for vouchsafing to exempt1
our beloved country from a calamity and from conse
quences so dreadful, and for giving to us, in the auspi
cious change he has granted, a confident hope of reno
vated prosperity and happiness for the country, and c.f;
restored respectability, purity, and dignity to its go- j
vernment.?.Vat. Int.
The JerrER* Affair.? We learn from the Phila
delphia Ledger, that this matter was taken up on Satur
day before Alderman Binns. Mr. Zell, a police officer
of this city, was examined, and testified to the hand writ
ing of Jetfers. He stated that he had seen him write
frequently?had seen the letter in question, and believ
ed it to be in his hand-writing. The case was further
postponed until Wednesday afternoon, nt 4 o'clock.?
On Friday, the matter was before the Alderman, when .
he discharged Messrs. .Wsbitt and^Abrams. We ?
hope, for the satisfaction of the public, that the whole ?
matter will he sifted to the very bottom, and the guilty
made to suffer. Let not the fact of the election having '
passed away cause justice to he either sluggard or slow j
in the matter; but let those whose duty it i?-, be a* ac-(
tive and persevering '???' as it llic election liml not ta
ken place. The people expect it, and we hope they
will be satisfied on the subject.? Huh;more, lirj.ubltcan
NEW JK!!St:V.
Official Hctnrns of.Vetc Jcrsnj.
Whig. Vnn Buren.j
Gloucester, 0-1
Salem, 'AM
Essex, 1~"-1
Somerset, 37*2
Cumberland, 3<;7
Burlington, lOUti
C'apc .May, ?W
Mercer, ?VJS
Monmouth, Mi
Middlesex, ??!
Hudson, ??3I
Bergen *'Grt j
Passaic, 300
Xl orris, ?K?4
Warren,
Hunterdon,
Atlantic,
Sussex,
G7f4 450U
Whig maj. ?2:?4
Mi<?i?kii'pi.?Imperfect returns have been received
from the Counties of Warren, Adams, Washington,
Claiborne, and Jefferson, which are said to have given
the Whigs between one and two thousand majority.
Go it, "Tip ?Go it, "Tv!" Just like a lloel: of sheep
pouring into a pit?the greatest dunderhead among
them all takes the lead, cries bah?ah! and plunges?
away c? thoy all, atid are only astonished when
ihev find themselves up to the eyes in mud instead of
clover.
Tksni' <m.i .?Another sheep in! The following is a
specimen of the returns:
1^-10. ]?;}!>.
Harrison. V. B. Cannon. Polk
Knox 21'iO 311 J.111 404
Jefferson 1-00 130 2lV
Grainier 04-> niaj. f'Ol
Anderson 4'2-> " .>07
The Kno.xville Times is steeped in the distenipera-!
ture of success?exclamation )>u>nte ?rrou|?><l licr<* and j
there, like platoons of soldiers in a book of tactics, and
big letters, the initials of triumphant words too long to
be written out in the breathless fury of victory, start
out ail over the paper like sculptures on a sriiigorbread
temple. Wei!, we have hail our days of triumph, and
thank Heaven, did not evaporate like some folks. The
Argus on the contrary is in the very sublimity of dumps.
Its voice seems to come up from the abyss, like a man
reciting the catastrophe ofa melodrama in the deepest
recess of an oyster cellar. We must condole with our
brother of the .1ruus. It is indeed disagreeable to be
beaten, whether with ballots, or with billets, or with
bullets, or otherwise?but what then! care killed a cat?
dt ep grief wasteth the heart, and is besides bad for the
eyes, and moreover, "tilt*sovereign's! thing on earth is
pi-rmaceti for an inward bruise," and we do commend it
to our friend of the .Iritis.
If we are in a minority, there is tlie more pressing
need that we stand sternly to our arms?an honest op
position that will not yield a foot of ground covered bv
the Constitution, is a power in this couMry which no
Administration can trample down. Courage, then,
and as Agamemnon adviseth, let every true man sleep
witlt the helm by his head and the sword under his pil
low. We shall send these boastful Trojans to their
places in time.?Charleston Mercury.
(Frum thr.Y. Y. Eftninz i'uft of Afar. V2.J _ _ |
Bad as the general result of the late election in this
State has been, every thing has not gone ill. There
are two or three circumstances so highly creditable to ;
the good sense of the people and their love of justice,
that\hey deserve to be particularly pointed out.
The first of these is the comparatively small majority
received by Seward, the Whig candidate for Governor.
Thousands of people who committed the error of vot
ing for the Harrison electoral ticket, were yet too in-!
telligent to make the further mistake of voting for Sew
ard They were driven off by the very arts which he
and his immediate advisers, Ins cabinet council at Al
bany, used to obtain popularity; they saw that hi* poli
tical course was not direct, open anil honest, that it was
governed bv considerations of temporary expediency,
and they were convinced that the public interests are
not safe in the hands of such men. It is estimated
that Se-.vard's vote is about six thousand less than that
given for the Harrison electoral ticket.
Another circumstance of special significance is the
defeat of the Whig ticket in Dutchess County, the
residence of Senator Tullinadge. Here in the circle
of Mr. Tallinadge's immediate influence, in the midst
j of the various speculations and enterprises which this
ardent patriot had set on foot with a single ev> to
the public good, the Whigs expected a majority of
seven or eight hundred. But the people of liie county
disappointed them. It is often the case that he who
attempts to teach one doctrine only propagates another,
and so it has proved with Mr. Tallinadge! Both his
| teachings and hi* example hav? proved very instruc
tive to the intelligent yeomanry of Dutchess county,
nnd they have accordingly given a majority against the
ticket got up by him and Ins friends.
A third example of popular justice is the defeat of Mr.
Grinnell in this city. That gentleman had allowed
hiin?**lf to be drawn into practices wlnch^ojionegtjngjj
into them was begun and made public, he denounced
those who were engaged into it as a set of rogues and
conspirators, declared himself a candidate for a seat in
Congress, and called upon the people to decide between
him and those whom he accused of being in a plot to
destroy his reputation.?The people decided against
him.
And the people were right. We pay no sort of atten
tion to the story told by Glen! worth of Mr. Grinncll's
| agency in the affair, for we consider it as of no weight
whatever, unless corroborated by other evidence; but
we take Mr. Grinnell's admissions in his own affidavit,
as the only fair ground of animadversion. Mr. Grinnell
gave his money and shut his eyes; he did not annul the
authority of an agent who he knew was meditating to
carry his election by criminal practices, but consented
that he should still be employed as the confidential de
puty of the party. The result was, that Glentworth
consummated the crime he had planned, at the expense
of thousands of dollars to those who employed him, and
effected the election of Mr. Grinnell and his colleagues
by fraud. Who was to blame in this matter? Not so
much the wretched instrument who was known to be
needy and unprincipled, as the persons who employed
linn and took the advantage of his actions.
We make these remarks without the slightest ill will
towards Mr. Grinnell, and we have certainly no politi
cal interest to promote by them, since the contest for
the Presidency is over. We ore only anxious that the
public should begin to hold men who give their money
fur t lection purposes, to a strict responsibility in regard
to the manner iu which it is employed. No man can
with a safe conscience give his money to be expended
by those whom lie knows to be rogues. If he does so,
he must be hvld answerable for their frauds, inasmuch
as he may be certain beforehand that they will not ex
pend the money honestly. We shall never have our
elections pure, until we begin to hold the principals and
leaders of a party responsible for the acts of those whom
they furnish with the means of mischief.
t'orrc.*/iojnlencc of the Ectniiiiz Port.
F.\i.i. Rivrn, Mass, Nov. 11, 1?-lft.
Th* election is over, and 1 suppose that we are
beaten throughout the State. As I anticipated in my
last, sundry influences have been made to bear on this
Congressional District, and the result is the defeat of
our candidate, Mr. Henry Williams. He is defeated of
an election, but not exactly "beaten down, laid pros
trate." There is no election in the District. Between
Mr. Williams and Mr. Borden there is a difference of
^only four or five votes?five 1 believe, and they arc iu
favor of Mr. Williams; but there are about sevenfy or
eighty scattering votes, and they defeat an issue. The
scattering ballots were given by the Abolitionists, and
the result of the next contest will depend solely on
that party.
From an investigation of the facts of the case, I find ;
that the Abolitionists can give at this moment, if called
out, one thousand votes in this Congressional District, i
At the late trial, only the "fanatical" portion of it was
called out on party grounds, and most of the "voices"!
went one way or the other for the conflicting political}
tickets. At the next time, the party will be out in full i
force, and will direct its aid towards the candidate that j
will go farthest in advancing or adopting its plans and ,
| schemes.
.Mr. Williams, who is, as all New Lngland men are, J
hostile to negro slavery, at the contest oi' 1?33 received
the vote of the Abolitionists, not because he was the
favorite of the party; but because Mr. Horden, his an
! tagonist, at the opening of the session of If!}"?the ex
tra session?voted for James K. Polk for Speaker, and
Mr. Folk was a slaveholder, and a native born citizen
of the slave States. Mr. Borden, it must be recollected,
was at this time a professed supporter of the Adminis
tration. The act cost him the disapprobation of the J
nnti.slavery party; and as he at the same time abandon-;
ed the Administration and joined the Whigs, he lost,
his election.
At the next contest, Mr. IJorden will make a despe-1
rate effort to win the anti-slavery parly to his em
braces bv appealing to them, and as the President of
the Bristol County Abolition Society, claiming their j
support. If he should succeed in this the South will)
behold with triumph 1 suppose, his success.
The South having thrown herself into the embraces!
of the Whigs and anti-slavery party of the North, must'
hereafter take care of herself. With what propriety |
can it ask the Democracy of the North to make further
sacrifices to promote her interests. Let her look to her
Whig friends, depend upon her alliances, and ask no
thing from us.
What lost New York to the Democratic party ? The
united band of Anti-Slavery men in fact and Abolition
ists nominally. Look at the map of New York?look
at the poll rolls, and see if you cannot at once tell how
the work was effected. Was not the State carried to
the Whigs by the heavy and unprecedented majorities
given in" the 21st, 21th, 'i'uh, '-Hjih, 2Slh, 2(.>th, 30th,
lllst, 83d and 33d Congressional Districts? And is not
everv man who has been elected in those Districts a
pledged (either publicly or privately,) Anti-Slavery
! man ? Who arc Ihe men ? 11? r<? yon hare tlu-ir names:
John C. Clarke, Christopher Morgan, John Mayiuru,
Francis Granger, William . (.?liver, '1 imolhy Childs,
So ill \V. Gates, John Voun >r, Stanley N. Clarke, Mal
Iar<l Fillmore, and Charles F. Mitchell.
These gentlemen are known to be of the strict aboli
tionist school, anil I slate the fact and invite them to
deny it it* they can, that not a soul of them could have
been elected, had they not given satisfactory pledges of |
fidelity and truth to the Abolition party. On the sub- j
ject of Abolition, Messrs. Granger, Morgan, Childs, [
Gates, Fdlinore, and Charles F. Mitchell, stand fully I
committed bv their vote* in Congress, and Messrs.
Cranger, and Fillmore and Morgan, stand further com
mitted by speeches delivered in the House of Represen
tatives. This is notorious to every Southern man, and
yet the South, impatient as she is of all interference with
iier "peculiar institutions," throws herself into the keep
ing of these men.
No man could have been inore unpopular with the
leading Whigs of the western district of New York, |
than Mr. Mitchell was; and 1 well recollect that when j
I said to several of them that he would run for re-elec
tion, they treated the suggestion as a monstrosity, and
said to me in reply, Mitchell is much more likely "to run
away from his constituents than they are to run him for
re election. The fact is, western New York, Vermont,
Massachusetts and Connecticut, are internally Aboli
tion sections of the Union.
All the strong-holds of the Whigs in Pennsylvania;
all the counties that gave large majorities to Gen. Har
rison, are Abolition counties, and have been so ever
since the year ld.'IO, when, as now, they gave their heavy
votes for Harrison: and, at the same time, gave an un
precedented support to ' ?ov. Ritner.
The South opened the -ampaign, aud the first <Ttm she j
fired was from tVe leewu I. She madly rushed into the
hands of a band of men v. horn she then considered and
now considers her foes. Hereafter, let her call upon
I he Slades and Kveretts of Vermont; the Grangers, the
Fillmores and Morgans of New York; the Culhouns,
and I3akcrs, and Garrisons of Massachusetts; and the
Williamses, and Smiths, and Osbornesof Connecticut;
and the Ogles, and Naylors, aud .Riddles of Pennsylva
nia, to stand forth, sacrifice themselves, and protect the
South.
| You say that you envy Mr. Van Buren his condition,
amid his defeat. So do I. He stands proudly erect
before the world, a patriot, who could notuwerve from
| Im duty to gratify mad ambition of friend or foe and
j though assailed with persuasion and menaces,lie could
not be bribed from his duty by the promised rewinds of
; the one or the threats of the other. Thank God, ifcad
i the honor of supporting his election.
Yours, very Irnlv.
JOHN SMITH, Jr.,of Arkansas. I
Acoi.ition Voti:?.? The number ot' votes cast in
this State, for the Abolition ticket is small. In this
town there were HO: Sn_v brook I I: Chester 3; Hartford
iior">. These are all the towns from which returns of
Abolition votes have been received; although other
towns gave scattering votes, which we suppose were
for the Abolition candidates, viz: New Haven 17, t-ri
den I -1,36 in all New Haven county, and K> in Fairfield
countv. The Abolitionists, it v.ill thus be seen, gave
a meagre support to their own ticket, pr-ferring, it ap
pears, the Whig ticket, containing a slaveholder for
V ice President. They hart aright thus !?> vote: but
hereafter cannot rtrt/ consistently claim to be opposed
to the elevation of slaveholders to oiiice.
[Atiddltburtj (Conn.) Hrutintl.
The rrnth Congressional District.? We are happy
to announce the election of John Van Huren, Ksij., in
the 1 Isler and Sullivan Congressional district. The
Ulster Sentinel, Fed., admits the fact, and regrets that
Sullivan has given a Democratic majority large enough
to defeat Mr. lievicr, the Federal candidate.
This ensures a Democratic majority of the Congres
sional delegation from this Slate. Conceding the doubt
ful district of Onondaga and .Madison to the Federalists,
(which is not yet certain,) and the delegation v. ill stand
21 Democrats and I!' Federalists.?./ibnmj .Irgns.
Ufscmptios by tiii: "IIegci.arou."?The Spirit of
\ the Times says: "The I". S. Bank has concluded to re
sume the payment of its ii'-tcs, provided it can borrow
money enough in the F.astern c.tics! This reminds us
: of a son of the Mmeraid Isle, who said to one of his cre
ditors, "Patrick, sure, and I havM come to pa)' you the
bit of three dollars that I am after owing you?if you
will lend me live."?.Hex. .jdr.
LATEST FROM FI.OKIU.A.
Encuiirn^inij I'rospcct.
We have been favored with the perusal of a Ii tier
from the Head-Quarters of the Army of Florida, dated
Oct. iSl,1640, which holds out the most encouraging
prospects for a termination of the Florida war. The
i first conference of the Indians with Gen. Armistead,
i led to the terms which he had to propose to them, to nil
of which they assented, and which are to be presented
to the Government at Washington, by a deputation of
Chiefs. This deputation are to come on th;s inoir.li.?
The Chiefs who have had interviews with Gen Armis
tead appear to be anxious lor the settlement of the vex
ed question. They want to retain a portion of the
country in Florida, but say, if the Government orders
otherwise they will submit! Should the present renew
ed prospect of* peace, under the auspices of Gen. Armis
tead, and the brave officers and soldiers tinder Irs com
mand, end in a fulfilment of our wishes, wo shall br re. j
joiced. Gen. A has been indefatigable in his exertions
since he took command of the Florida Army, and if Jje
j ungrateful.?Ilcz. (la-.
The Savannah Republican of the lfith ult. says:?
, "We are happy to learn by the arrival yesterday of an
| officer of the army from Florida, that the report of
' Lieut. Judd's death announced in our paper yesterday,
is incorrect. Lieut. J. was in advance of liis escort,
and beinir dressed in citizen's clothes, he was not fired
j upon. The sergeant who accompanied him was killed,
and two or three of his men wounded. Great hopes
are entertained by many of the officers of the Florida
army, that the negotiations now pending may result in
a elose of the war."
Ivor.x Nkws.? We learn 'hat Captain Ketehum,
U.S.A. recently arrived in Tallahassee from Tampa
Hay, and reports that some - or 10 Indians, nnd among
. them Tustenuggrc and Tiger-Tail, had, in consequence
of the late armistice, come in, and expressed a decided
I inclination to peace. They say they wish to send a
! deputation from their number to visit the President at
Washington, and arrange terms. About *200 more In
i dians were daily expected, and some confidence enter
tained in being able to effect a permanent arrangement.
We are informed that Col. Collins, with a small
party of soldiers, recently suprised an encampment of
[ Indians below the light-house, in the vicinity of St.
Marks. They killed one squaw, and the rest fled.
Large quantities of plunder, of all descriptions, were
found in the encampment.? <1ninnj Stutincl, .V?;r. G.
; VWLUAHI.E PItOPEKTV FOR SAI.K.-Hy virtue of a <le.
j * tree of lite foil illy IVii rt of (*li?- si ?-rli?-l ?l, pronounced oil tile
l-lth (lav of September, I" I'l, will In- offered fur sale, In the high
est bidder, at Cltesterfii I.I Court House, on the Hlli day of UK
tKMHKH next, for the piirpo?e of a division, the Tract of Land
lyuicat Ciiesteifield Court House, belonging toilie heir* of Win.
Win free, dee'd?containing, hy estimation, ?ix Imndred and
thirty-live and a half acres, more or less, with the Court House
| Tavern and improvements and a (jrist Mill, thereon. The
I Tavern is large and commodious; good Out-liouses, such as
I Kitchens, Smoke-house, Hairy, Ice-houses, Stables, Liar lis, A:c.?
and m large lirirk House, with eight rooms in good repair, for the
' accommodation of a private family.?The improvement* are
many,and in good repair, and the only lion?e of public enter
. tainmi-ut in several miles of tin- placc. Tie- Mill is n very good
j one, in cod repair, on a neve r failing stream, and within' about
j si\ hundred yards of the Tavern. With these advantages, toge
i ther with its loeality to Richmond and Petersburg, being only j
i fourteen miles from either place, and three milen from the Kii h
; mond and Petersburg Kail road, having thus an easy, i heap, mid
| convenient access to market, an opportunity is r.iicreil in the
?ale of this proper!}, lor an incstniciit, such as is rarely to he
| met w ilii in property el* III*' kind.
7>rwiv.?tine foiitlh ra?h; the residue in three equal annual in
! slali.'K ills?tiie purelia-er giving hond with appn.ved sec rily,
and a lieu lieing retauud on the prop, rtv itself as nn additional
; security. UN THE C<I.MM ISSfONEPS5.
1 Nov 17 18?u3w
WESTVfEW FOR .?.\1.E.?In consequence of bid health,
the subscriber offers that most desirable residence for sale,
| situated two and a half miles .North-west from Petersburg, in
Chesterfield County, containing four hundred and seventy-five
acres, nearly one half in Woods, and lies well for improving.* The
lluilding- are very spacious anil convenient, with a fin? well of
excellent water in the yard, and a delightful spring within a short
distance of the Dwelling House. This place is remarkably
healthy?a more desirable situation cannot be found in Virginia.?
The purchaser ran have possession on the first of January, 1*41.?
There is a i rop of Wheat already seeded on the Plantation?
also, a line Mer.dow of Herds Crass that is productive. For terms,
apply to the .subscriber, lit ing on the premises, or Paunill k Eca.
Petersburg. " THOMAS A. UI.IVEU.
Nov li ?>?ft
Strutton's Lottery Oiiicc,
RICHMOND, vA.
rplCKKTS in all'lie Lotteries, ami really lucky numbers, for
A sale l>y the puclace or sinsle ticket, al
STRATTO.VS lottery OlTirr, Mtli ?treet.
Drawing of tlic ttVll-lmrc lottery, No. 9, drawn .\ov. 7lh:
l* 24 .VI 3* 15 40 tfl 09 TO 31 72 tin.
Whole Tiekel, Nos. 31 04 U9, another Capital s<ol?l and cashed
by SnuTro*.
Prawinc of the Mononcnlla, Class If), Extra, November9th :
JU 3 61 27 62 20 3S 4 12 C4 19 1ft.
Tickct No?. I 12 27, sold and cashed hy
Stiutto:*.
Drawing of the Mnrvland Plate Lottery, No. 37, Nov. 11th:
G 12 55 47 51 23 14 CI 72 43 41 fi2 2.
TirketNos.fi 41 01, sold and cashed by Stiuttox.
Drawing of (he Leeshnru Lottery, No. "A. A.," drawn No
vember Mtli, $('.0,000 Capital!
rw 5ft 41 77 40 ft ft7 13 21 7 64 12 P 53 39 23.
Ticket Nos. ft 12 21, a Prize of .$200, sold and cashed by
St**tto5.
For next Monday meriting, Capital .430,000 ! Ticket* $10.
For role by the packaci. or silicic Ticket, at
STRATTONV.
Nov 17 ft??21
Ili^KCi's Exchange and Lottery Office,
RICHMOND, V*.?
Drawn No*, of the Virginia l.cesburg Loturv, Class A., drawn
November l llh, 1549:
3S :?o 41 T7 -Hi ."iT 13 21 ? G4 12 6 ",3 3!) 23.
$23 $25$^$2o$20$20$!5&i5$i5$12$l2*12$10 $I0$I0 $10.
\Vhole23 55 57, $100; also, ft 21 39, $200, together with se
veral of S150,$100, iSO, $5'J, all sold, and will be paid, as usual,
at night, bv itioccR.
.Ycxt Lattery.
3 Prit.es of $75,000, 59 of $1,000.
Alexandria, ClassC., to be drawn 19ih December, 1S40:
7? AW. 13 iirate*.
(?m*n Caht?l?.
3 (Ira ml Prizes of $25,flfl0
1 " " " $l:i,0!K)
1 " " w $.">,000
1 " " " $-2,177
50 Prizes of $l,>00>
Tickets $10, halves $5, quailer* ?2 50.
Foi Croud Prize*, please address
thos h. i:h:cf.r,
Nov 17 ft" ?if H-ehmcnti. >*?.
RICHMOND, Vn., TI KSDAY, -NOV. 17, 1810.
(State Election*.)
I'j:\.\svi.v.\.m \.
The result of the election in tins State, from a table
in the llarrisburjj Reporter, made up from the official
sources, and w ith great care, is as follows:
Van Huron. Harrison.
1-1:1,075 111,016
1-1: {,< >7-"?
Majority 313
The Abolition ticket hail H-IH
)!?>
Van liuren 143,<
Harrison 14-1,1116
Wlmle vote !te*?,03G
It will be seen, tliatof the ichule cotc, the Whig ticket
had just unt hatj\ viz: I 14,01 c?.
Van Huren's majority in IS'H, 1,!?G1. l'orter a ma
jority in l -:},-, ."), !!l(i. Democratic majority in October,
I --I0, on Congress ticket, 4,74:;. Harrison's majority,
October :to, ;mu.
I'oil (or President in ISMi, 17rf,.>75
Poll for Governor in 1 .""It-', 2~?0,I4(?
Add rejected Northern Liberties, 7,2li'J
a.-,7,ll5
Thus, the majority for the Harrison ticket constitutes
not more than the Si:5!?th part of the whole vote taken
in.
NJ'\Y JERSEY.
The Harrison majorities in the 13 Whig counties arc
in the '? Democratic counties, the Van Buren
majorities arc 4,-l~0? 11. majority 2,211. The Tren
ton Emporium says, "The vote is perhaps the largest
over polled in the State. The pipe-layers have done
a <;o;>d business. New Jersey has been most shame
fully humbugged."
NEW YORK.
The official returns have not come in. Harrison s
ticket may have succeeded by about 12,400, and Se
>ward l>v about li,Olio?out ><f an aggregate vote of from
to 4"?0,0<)U.?Il.s majority being about the
1 *"*itli of the whole vote.
'"Congress, the Democratic members 21; Federal
?Dcsj. gain 7?Federal
ItjlODK ISLAND.
? his coiforation-riddcn State has given a Federal
majority of
? " DELAWARE.
Keturns from tut counties of Delaware give the fol
lowing result:
Newcastle 1Harrison majority
Kent .y.'3 tt .?
Sussex 'I i M> ? ii
Total liar. maj. !<715
A clean sweep in tli:s small State?a memVr of Con
gress, both brandies of the Legislature, Governor and
/?//.
11 \*>S.\J "HI *.?ETTS.
The returns from this State comprise 2!10 towns, and
show the following results:
Davis Morton Kverett Morton
70,iN .*2,-iivsjo
'?2,!?-2l -I! 1,51)1
Whig majority 17,l!'l
:?2:?
Whig gain 17,510
Mr. Parmentier is elected in the 4th Congressional
District; the vote stands?I'arinenticr, Democrat, 6!0*2;
Brooks, Fed., scattering, 1 7"J; Democratic ma
joritv, -I. In 1*:M, Mr. P.'s majority was but 2".?
| !n I lie Hit!) District, there is no choice; the vote is?
William:*, Democrat, -I'.Borden, Federalist, 4LHU ;
scattering, 7:$. There will, of course, be large Federal
majorities in both branches of the legislature. The
Whig Senatorial candidates have been elected, in all
the counties but three: in Bristol and Berkshire, five
Democratic Senators have been elected; in Hampden
there is no choice. In the last named county the vote
stands?Dem. :V4"20; Fed. JK71; scattering 117. In the
town of Quin y, a majority was given against John
Quincy Adams.
VERMONT.
For Tip and Ty 1?Returns as far as received increase
the Whig majority since the Governor's election in
September.
Ni:\V HAMPSHIRE.
O. K. by more than 0,000 majority for Van Bnren.
Siie is tin* Oasis in Uic Desert, and stands side by side
bv UIJ Virginny.
M mm:.
Hiitlter in a '?The Bangor Courier gives a table
of corrected returns from towns, which give a
Wliij jrn? n since September, of votes?and show a
; Whig majority of O'iii. Some towns and plantations re
! main to be beard from.
The Boston Advertiser, Whig,claims the Stale l>v ">01
/lu'uiu.'..-. ,CJ isc-mucruuc paper, on
the other hand, expresses the opinion that the F.lectnral
vote has been given to Mr. Van Buren. The Age pub
lifhes returns from three hundred and three towns,
showing a small Whig majority, and proceeds to re
inirk: "Ifthe towns to comc in have given the same
vote as in September, the Federal majority would be
*2^!). But these towns, we think, will do better than
in September: and tlie Plantations, which now vote for
the fust time, may entirely overwhelm this Federal gain
Rep irts have already coine, concerning these '?children
in the woods," v. hieh induce us to believe that this re
sult is probable and that live-sixths of the Democratic
gain required, is already obtained. The Federal ther
mometer, which lias been since Monday at fever heat,
fel' yesterday to the freezing point, clul'ed by the
blatlsfrom the regions of lug cabins; aud their boast of
carrying the State by fifteen hundred majority is now
varied into curses upon the Plantations, and expres
sions of the hope that they arc not properly organized.-'
Our Correspondent from Augusta, writes on the 7th
inst. "It is next to impossible to say how this State
has voted. We cannot tell with any degree of certain
ty until the votes are couulcd by the Governor and
Coincil on the l!>th inst."
Mlf II WAX.
la twenty counties in thisState the vote stands, Har
rison 191:), Van Buren (ilti, rendering it probable that
the State will give a Whigelcctoral vote.?The Buffalo
Republican says, " As far as heard from, report gives
the Democratic ticket 400gain from last year, the whole
Whig majority was 1100, aud the strong Democratic
counties arc to hear from."
The Buffalo Advertiser says, the last returns make
it certain, that the State had given a Whig majority of
from 1200 to l"?0O, with a majority of the Legislature
on joint ballot, so as to elcct a U.S. Senator in place of
Mr. Nor veil.
NORTH CAROLINA.
The battle was fought on Thursday last, under every
disadvantage. It was understood through a large por
tion of the Stale, that Mr. Van Buren was already
beaten. But notwithstanding that, our friends rallied;
and, so far as we have heard, have given a good account
of themselves. What a fine spirit animated them in
Warren county! The Warrenlon Gazette thus de
scribes it:
"fur ll'arren.?The people of this good old De
mocratic county have exhibited to the world a devotion
to principle which claims the admiration of every true
Republican. On Wednesday morning, when a large
portion of the people from different parts of the county
were in town, in consequence of the races which took
place this week, the Washington Globe reached this
place informing its readers that Harrison, the Federal
candidate, had already been elected to the Presidency.
We were told by the Federalists that the people of this
county would not vote for Mr. Van Buren, since lie was
certainly defeated and their votes could possibly do him
no service. But the result has proved that these gentle
men know not the indomitable spirit of the sturdy and
independent Democrats of Warren, who su/ipurt their
principles whether they be in a majority or minority.?
We compare below the result of the elections in this
county which have just taken place, with that of the
August elections, by winch it may be seen that the De
mocracy of Warren are not to be seduced from their
principles by Log L'alins and Hard L'ider, nor driven
from them bv a temporary defeat:
Aug. Nov.
Saunders 705 Van Buren ?~>4
Morehead Harrison 105
Van Buren majority (J-1D
"Lool; here, Democrats!?In the District in which the
venerable and lamented Macon lived and died, and in
which his hones now lie interred, there lives not a so
litary Federal Whig. At the precinct ai which he al
ways voted, and near which he resided, nnt a solitary
Whig vote was given, either at the August or Novem
ber election. Federalism has no resting-place in the
neighborhood of this illustrious patriot and statesman."
The Fayctteville North Carolinian says: "The whole
I'nion are "on the tiptoe of expectation" to know which
way N.Carolina has thrown her influence. Tiie Demo
crats of the North await in deep anxiety for intelligence
which shall come with healing on its wings, or which
shall tell the doleful talc that she is recreant to them?
recreant to the Union. Columbus Co.?The vote
stands for Van Buren 31.", for Harrison 204, be
ing a nett Democratic gain of (15. This, and the
county of Cumberland are both official.?In Cumber
land Co. the Democrats lost 2, and the Whigs 9, since
the August election.
In Halifax county, the Whigs have gained 70 votes
since August.
SOUTH CAROLINA.
Her Legislature meets on the 23d, and there is no
doubt, they will appoint 11 Van Buren Electors.
GEORGIA.
Whig majority in s?0 counties $,323?gain since Oc
tober election 4,253.
TENNESSEE.
"KnoTvillt, ,V?r. 5.
"1 mil sorry to inform you that the Federalist* have
carried Fast Tennessee (?fi tcunties) by upwards of
?!,fitiO majority. Tlie Deinoc&tic vote will he nearly*
as large as it was in l?3i>, wlen Cannon beat i'olk in
the same counties only 301 riles. Jtut the leds have
managed to poll a greatly i lcrrascd vote. I his has
been accomplished by :mp<>rtitions and permitting the
junior class to vote. Such slnmeful frauds have never
been witnessed in our hills before; and I pray C<od we
may never see them again.
"I "really fear that we ha.e been overrun in the
Stale. We have only calculated on receiving a majo
rity of -1,600 west of Cumberland Mountain. If we
have not made a wrong cstius:<e there, we possibly may
have carried the State. 1 truitthat I'irginin has nobly
proved herself true to the Constitution, and that New
York and the Key of the Arc! are with her."?(They
have differed with us f<r a smami-but the second or
even tiiirrl sn!?.T thought w:.l br.ng us all tog<.-ti;i-r
again.? Editor.)
A handbill from the Kno.wille Times Ofiice of the
7th, has returns from all but fke counties in Last Ten
nessee, "from which it will be ?< en that Cen. Harrison's
majority si far is Two of the remaining coun
ties are Whig, and three Van liuren. The present ma
jority cannot, we think, be recuced as low as G"MK), and
the Whig majority in the State will not certainly be less
than 10,000, and may reach 15,000!"
I.Ol/ISIANA.
The Whigs claim this State by an increased ma
jority?say ^,0U0.
MIS?!?? I ITl.
Reports are s-|ually enough. Warren county, said
to be 'J to 1 for the Whiirs?Washington, a large ma
jority for them?Claiborne, also for them?In Natchez,
Whig majority 315?Hancock county 11-1 f<?r Harrison.
If ail these and other reports be correct, the State has
gone bv a large majority for Harrison.
Missoi i:i.
The St. Louis Argils of the 1 -1th, says: "The partial
returns w hicli we have been able to collect are cheering
in the highest degree. The Democrats have every
where gained. This is owing to the fact that the votes
have been honestly polled, and the double entry sys
tem of the Federalists prevented. There have been
more Democratic votes polled in St. Louis city and
township than in August last, and about 300 more Fe
deral votes. The additional Federal vote is chiefly
made up of persons who in Angusl voted at the country
precincts. The Federal majority in the citv and town
fillip is GT'J, and lhe country precincts will certainly
not increase the Federal majority more than loo w*c?
In August it was 7-0.
St. Charles County, Ilarrls'xi ?.'17, Van Uuren 1-1;
a large falling off of the Federal vote since August.
I I.I.I Miles.
The Whigs have raised a shout about tins State.?
We shall not lay the scatter, d ilet'iiis before our read
ers. Our majority of innre than liO'iO in August may
be smartly reduced, but we do not believe it will be ex
tinguished. The Wabash Republican of the 5th says,
that in Wabash. Edwards, Wayne, Lawrence and Craw
ford counties, Harrison's majority so far is I.VJ.
"The following counties are reported to have given
majorities as follows for Van Uuren and Harrison:
Van Bureu. Harrison.
Clay 101 1)0
White I tn 170
.Marion 3v>0 DO
KlTinghain 175 00
Jasper 7"> hi)
Coles D<> 2;0
Kilgar "<i (j:{
Clarke 50
Fayette :i00 00
-?<i 5tf?
.ill!!
Reported Detn. moj. 'J-1
"It will be seen by the foregoing, that the Whigs
have (rained somewhat, in tin- counties bordering on
the Wabash river, while on the other hand, if report is
correct, the Democracy in the interior have made heavy
gains, on the vote of last August. From present indi
cations, the majority in this Congressional District, we
think, cannot be less than 1,000, probably 1,500, and
that the majority in this State will, beyend doubt, be
decisive?say "?,ll0<l or l!,00tl."
KEXTITKV.
The Harrison majority is very heavy.
Indiana.
The Harrison gain in -1* counties since August, is
more than 5000.
Yiigiuia Election*.
SCOTT CUCNTV.
"K-rn i \ m.i t;, Nov. 4, 1-40.
"For your early information, I transmit you the re
turn cf the election in this country?all the precincts
heard front. The following is a statement of the polls
Van Buret). Harrison.
Courthouse KIT f?7
Jett's ri
live Cove *10 1 -IG
Osborn's Ford 124 It:'
Ilobinett's 22
?Mil VT'.t
Van Buren's maj. 161
TO THE EDITOR OF TUT- KXCH'tRt'.R
44 Ams??J>ov, \ .Nov., -I, 1-SO.
Dtar Sir,?Our election is i^ver, and I am happy to
inform voii, that Washington county has come out l.ke
u MiMu'ii* uu. runiu^ irtrn?j tuvw zrtc
majority is what I call tip top. The yeomanry have
good cause tabe proud of the victory they have gained
over the purse-proud, aristocratic, Federal combination
which has been farmed to crush Democracy in this
county. Never was there such a crowd, or such ex
citement in our village before. Never before were such
efforts used to delude and mislead the ignorant. Among
the foremost and most prominent of the Federal whip
pers-in figured the Ex-Governor, the "patriotic />?
"orrrnor," as the Whigs now call him. lie was as busy
as a hen with one chicken. But if I am not mistaken,
he was let into a secret that day?he found, to his stir
prise and mortification, that the influence which he
oner exercised over a portion of the respectable eiti
7ens of this county, has dwindled away forever: and
that his inlluence now extends no further than to some
half dozen, and a neighborhood or two in that remote
part of the county called the North Fork?from whencc
there issued, on the morning of the election, a motley
crew on horseback, heeded by the North Fork Jack
Ass, which rivalled, in every particular, Shakspear's
description of Falstaff's celebrated company. From
the appearance of the horses' manes and tails, I guess
cuckle-bur seed will be in demand next spring. I con
fess to you that I felt for the honor of the Old Dominion
when 1 saw , who had bpen entrusted with a high
and responsible office, bringing forward to the polls il
! legal voters, and squabbling with the Commissioners to
I have them registered. Thinks I, here is a sample of
i Webster's " Jrffrrsoniun, Democratic, I!'publican jtrinri
j pi ft." In haste,
Your old friend,
JACOB FAITHFUL.
RANDOLPH COt NTV.
"1 send you the state of the Randolph polls at our
election, which will show the Whigs were in error.?
They claimed two to one for Harrison. Although the
intrigues of the Whigs were great, the Democrats were
at their post. This statement is taken from the differ
ent poll books, and therefore may be relied on:
Harrison. Van Huron.
Beverley ITT 1 1*2
Conrad's 40 lli
Dry Fork 22 IT
Big Cheat m I!I 4*2
Glady Creek lt?0 144
4~>0 321
:i2i
Maj. for Harrison J'20"
FLOYD.
"Flotjil ('. II., .Vor. f>.
"I have just closed an examination of the polls for
the county of Floyd, and they stand for Van Buren 271),
for Harrison F.lectors 143 votes, nelt majority l!5(J votes
Our friends did not turn out as well as the Whigs, and
where the Whigs had a majority of Commissioners they
put bad votes on us."
TAZEWKLL.
" Tazeicell C". 11., Nov. (i.
"At the first departure of the mail since we have re
ceived full returns, I give below a statement of the
polls in this county.?You will perceive that Tazewell
gives the Democratic candidate a strong majority. Un
der all the circumstances, she may be considered as hav
ing done her doty. The Whig humbugs and misrepre
sentations were used to our prejudice early in the can
vass. With too great a confidence in our own strength,
and in the firmness of the people to resist the influences
of the base means that were used to deceive them, our
friends were too long indifferent to their exertions.?
Exertions thus artfully used on one side in portions of
the county, where the opportunities of information were
limited, made impressions that it was afterwards diffi
cult to remove. Prejudice and the pride of consistency
are hard to shake,even by truth and reason. Our expe
rience will teach us hereafter to be more on the alert,
and that we have an enemy to combat, who are as vigi
lant as they are unscrupulous of the means or mode of
the warfare. The most serious injury was done to us
here, by those who profess to t>e Democratic Republi
cans?warm friends of the Biirhts of the Slates, and
opposed to 'the anti-Republican measures of a U. S
Bank, Tariff, Internal Improvements, Ac. They dared
not fight under their true colors; for, with an avowal of
their real principles, they would not have received five
votes in this county. They unfurled the banner on
which our oicn principles are written, and under which
the Democratic party have always fought and triumph
ed; and, by this deceptive course, misled a few unsus
pecting individuals, raid gained their support for a time.
But such unmanly atrd unprincipled means, when thev
come to be discovered, will degrade any party in the
eyes of a virtuous and intelligent community. They
may prosper for a while, but our country is not yet so
near its downfall, as to countenance the frauds and cor
ruptions of the Whig party, when they are stripped of
the deceptions with which they have been covered, and
exposed in all their deformity, to the unprejudiced gaze
of the people.
"These unhallowed practices of the Federalists have
carried off some of our friend" for a lime, and reduced
the majority of Mr. V. Huron from what it was in th,
District in 1 ~w??; hut rely upon it, tins is only a teinv,.
rary aberration. The people in this mountain county
wheiethe pure air is barely tainted with politico: <?
ruption, art* too deeply imbued with the genuine prijj.
ciples of JetFersonian Republicanism, lo?i?r to givetlmi
support to an old black cockadc Federalist.- Thisdi,.
trict will, 1 have no doubt, sustain the estimate mad*
by the Charlottesville Convention; and if the balance
of the State do her duty, we may yet succeed and sav
our country, and save this last best hope of a Repuu!,
V.B. M
Whole vote -J-'j 11:?
113
Dein. maj. 373"
i.irri.K i r.\.\ i?u.\
Mr. Rive.s proclaimed in the Log House of tliis c-if-.
that the Van Uurrn ticket would in.! receive more tl. iri
300 in the South West, if our. And Mr Wm. (J p;i?.
ton recently wrote to North Carolina that it would
probably receive a majority of one in that rcion. .Now
what say the pells ?
Extract rf a Utter from .?Ibingdun, Xur !).
" I have just received the vote from Lee county.
Washington,
Wythe, J!h>
Scott, ] ?;i
Tazewell, ;;7;j
Grayson, ]j,)
Smyth, ^7
Russell, -j;i
Lee, ?Jl |
Majority for Van fiuren, | p>|
The Warretiton Times may chuckle over its victorv,
and rejoice in the Haines of persecution, with which'.-,
threatens to consume every otnee-holder. The game s
ii|>, and we liave no doubt every office-seeker in ti.e
Whig party will cry Tally-ho, and run it down for him
self.?Rut we ask no mercy of the Times. For rur
selves, we expect no justice, no liberality, not even
common decency from the Editor of the Times, who
is not overloaded with irisdom, and unfortunately thinks
himself a trit.? Hut we can assure him, that our M*pi.
Tit," factious, though he may call it, is "yet unchanged
? like the great Commonwealth of which we are prouil
to belong, "unlerritied ?and that, instead of clianp
iiijr our vocation. we mean to dovotc ourselves, with
?i zeal w hich nothing can abate, with a devotion, w hich
is due to our cause, to stem the tide of Federalism, in
which the Editor of the Times professes to glory, 'i i ?
"factious"'men, who have obtained the possession u"
the Government, for such a candidate, by such a vari
ety of principles adroitly and cunningly half-reveali ti
ul various points, by such means, and especially by the
canting clamor about the times, and "change, ami -r .
form," and "relief, " and above all, by a monstrous amal
gamation with the Abolitionists of the North and Hie
North West, must be arrested; or else we may bid adieu
to the true princples of the Constitution, all the State
Rights doctrines of Virginia, and perhaps the Union
itself.
charaftcridtir.'?\\'c have received a number of the
"Charter Uak, published by the Executive Committee
of the Connecticut Anti-Slavery Society, Hartford,
Connecticut." It contains this endorsement: '?/<,
vou exchange ; We have carried this State f r Ger.t
nil Harrison, and you ought to exchange." (Curiua,
ehopping of logic by the bye!) "There are scam-l.
any Loco Focos that are Abolitionists. They are all ('.;
Tip and Tv. Yours, Arc., S. S. Chase, (the Secreti.
rv of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Ac.
ti-Slavery Society.) lie did not reijinre official ttv...
monv to this fact. Hut .Mr. Cowles may be a good
ness" to satisfy some of the skeptics of the South, ti,-*
the Abolition vote has been throw n for Gen. Harrison
The Whips are saving, ami betting, withal, that South
Carolina will now throw away her vote, as she finds it
to be of no use to throw it upon Mr. Van Bnrcn Thro*
it a war! when it strengthens the vote of Virginia?
when it bears her testimony to the truth?when she
thus declares in faror of the State Rights principles of
the Constitution. Mow little do these calculating
Iiticians know of the character of S. Carolina- I It r
chivalrv do net wait to sec- which is the strong sidr: but
which is the ri?lit side. Instead of being swerved li
the apparent strength of the Opposition, her pride, an?i
still better her principles, will be shown in defying the.r
[ power. "A denier to a ducat," that South Curchni
and Virginia will be found side by side,and sheulder tu
shoulder, not only on the 1st Wednesday of Deci inter,
but in defending "the banner of State Rights?and war
riii? against the encroachment# of the Federal Govern
ment?A National Rank, Protective Tariff, I uteri
Improvements, distribution of proceeds of public lands,
all, am..
.lnuther Hbni!?A Correspondent of the Alexandria
Gazette, re-i chocs the w ar crr of tiie R. Whig, and
threatens to begin the prosci iption of Office-holders.l y
commencing with the municipal officers of the Citv
A most worthy beginning, indeed!
The Uarrisburg Reporter sajs: There were ; votes
cast in this State for liirney, the Abolition candidate- -
precisely the majority of Harrison over \ an Ruren
? This is rather a singular coincidence.
" Thr Infcctcd Dittricl. '?Murk this
| The Democratic Ticket was some thousands aiirn-i.
j when it went into the Pth District of New \ ork. Here
! the tables were turned, and the Whigs carr.ed the
Stnte.
Thit *>??*?:.? -. ?u- A-.-iiir .ihnilA of Ahoi??"??
its and Anti-Masons, and this?tb infected District rulei
seven-eighths of the State !
The N. Intelligencer is guilty of its usual illiberality
in aFcribiug to our pen an article in Tiie Cris s about
the Independent Treasury system.?The Intelligencer
knows as well as we do, that the Crisis was then cjii
ducted by another gentleman.
j O" We most urgently request our Subscribers to
: send their arrears by the members of the Legislature.
lliRRIBI.i: O! TRAUi;!
We cannot permit oursc-lves to lav the following pa
per before our reudt r.?, without expressing the deep re
gret, the burning indignation, which we fee! upon Hit
subject. Mr. Davis, the able anil accomplished I'rnlV*
sor of Law in the University of Virginia, has fallen a
victim to the arm of an assassin in a mask ! No efforts
ought to be spared to drag the perpetrator into day, ami
to inflict upon him the severest penalty of the offended
justice of his country. No man more amiable than
Professor Davu?none in whom the elements of human
nature were more kindly and gently made up. Yet
could not even Ins liberal temper, his courteous depart
ment, his unsullied virtues, his high intellect, his va
ried accomplishments, and his valuable services protect
; him from the cruel attacks of the ferocious assassin ?
| In the name of humanity thus barbarously outraged,
; in the name of Virginia thus deprived of one of h? r
, most excellent citi/ens, in the name of the Univerr'y
; tlius stripped of one ol her brightest ornaments, in tU
i name of his family thus cut oft' from their beloved pro
tector, we hail the determined spirit of the Students
and we call upon them, upon every friend of just ce
and civilization, to assist in the administration of the
laws of the land.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE E~YqClliER.
Umvuisitv ok Va., Nov. M, 1-40.
You will please have the kindness to insert the fol
lowing Preamble and Resolutions in your next p.'per,
and oblijje llir Students of tlio University of Virginia
At a very full meeting of the Students of tiie I Di
versity of Virginia, on the 13th of November, I- I",
the following Preamble and Resolutions were submit
ted by Mr. F. R. Hives, and unanimously adopted
As our able and distinguished Professor of Law hat
been severely wounded by an individual who delibe
rately shot him last night, without the least provoca
tion oil the part of Mr Davis, it behooves us, as stu
dents of the University of Virginia, to express, in the
strongest terms, our indignation at such conduct?con
duct equally shocking to every sentiment of h< nor.
every obligation of morality, and every principle ot
humanity.
We had hoped that crime had never found a resting
place within these calm retreats, "whose threshold tin'
distracting cares of the world or its beguiling pleasure*
nerer cross." It was, however, but a sweet self-delu
sion.
Let its not suffer the vivid recollections of our Uni
versity apprenticeship, that are reserved for us in fu
ture, or the present glowing sympathy in each others
elevating pursuits, be dimmed by this dark deed ot *
single person, with whom we consider it a sad nj^ 'of
tune to own a community of nature, but boldly cast
every imputation against our honor as a body?for such
we would regard any and every remark implvinga rl!l'
tification of the abominable act?by the adoption of the
follow ing resolutions .
Ilc.tolred, That we sincerely regret the unfortunate
accident that has befallen our Professor of Law, Mr
Davis, and earnestly hope that a speedy recovery will
enable hiin to resume the dut.es of his chair.
Resolved, That we will use every possible exertion to
find out the perpetrator of the atrocious act, that he
may receive his merited punishment?the odium and
contempt of the students, expulsion by the faculty
a just condemnation by the competent tribunals ot the
country.
Iicsolred, That we view the author of the outrageous
J crime only in the light of a base, assassin, if such words
are adequate to express the force of our opinions.
Itcsolrcil, That these resolutions be published in tiie
j Collegian, the Richmond and Charlottesville papers,
j and the Staunton Spectator.
JAMES D. ORR, "<'??
A. P. WlllTFHK ID, Htc'lJ.'
P. S. As I finished writing the above resolutions, Mr
Davisexpired A. P. WHITEHEAD, Su >j
I from the CharloUrsrille .idrocute of Friday
Painful Occurrence.? We uuderstand that Profess0*
Davis of the University of Virginia was shot by an un
known hand, with a pistol, in front of his dwelling,
Thursday night about 9 o'clock. The individual who
committed the act is said to have been masked at tl.<?
time. The ball was received just below the navel, and
is said to have passed around the abdomen down to 'h>*
fleshy part of the thigh, without entering the cavil*
It affords the numerous friends of Mr. Davis in th *
community infinite pleasure to learn, that the woun
is not considered mortal. As the circumstances con
nected with this distressing occurrence will probal'.?
undergo judicial investigation, we forbear !? *Pl
more fully of tliein for the present.

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