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Utter from^D f-ftfiQej ou the
Jtfackey Investigation*
^ CoiiUMhia, March 20, 1876.
I hUVd read with somo
eiunriea tho lctl,ot; pf Ool. .C^ttopdon,
pxttifOi'hod in tji'o Kows of tho 10th
instant, rolativo to tho Mackoy omL'^AV*4rA
'mn- - ti . ^ ?
wrugrw. xnvwruurs unogou purposo
is to placo both sides of tho Mftckoy
imponchmcnt mutter b'oforo your
j^adcrs. I submit tv bother, to ft reflecting
and unprejudiced rotidor thcro
^ is but ono sido to tho mftttor, to wit:
aet>Q side of justice and right? In ft
jj[Oi'd, if Mackoy bo innocont and tho
victim of villains and traduccrs, is it
ftpt a mattor of right and jnstico to
* liim that ho havo tho opportunity of
proving bis. innccenco to Lho world?
It nood not bo rcpliod that a packed
cpmmittoo would present articles of
* impoachment against him whethor
gqilty or i^ot, for no man, or set of
^cn>;jn trials of this character, where
tho ovidonco is a mattor of public record,
soon and road of all men, can
bo found so utterly indifferent to pub
no opinion as to appear beforo tho
World as prosocutors of a ift dn against
VfHom no proot has boon adduced.?
** If ',0 gu?lty, who can dony
but it is a matter of right and justice
to the Stato, that ho bo convictod and
deprived o? an jjffloow h igji bas over
boc'tf, tf?o '?&fV^iftvWAof the lives, liberties
and property of her citizens.?
# Viewing tho /natter abstracted from
tho"charactcf of the charges, and tho
* reputation of many of thoso who tnako
and doclaro thomselvea ready to subtiato
thorn, it is passing strango
to mo that Iho Judgo himself, much
m Ai-n P/\noAi>t?i? I !??/v !??..?
111 v/1 w viivj v?ti vu ilium uurn,
nhould sook to stav3 oil' investigation,
view could it do harm, and in
? QJiflffoJioinl of view, it is a matter o(
jyatico to the Judge and tlio poop'e.?
In matters involving tho purity and
integrity of lliis important, ollico, no
"" otuy ^kyuj^l be cotjt rolled" in forming
opinion of duty and propriety, by
Hie class of men who may array
themselves for or against a thorough
investigation, but should look solely
^ to tho question, whether there nro
reasonablo grounds for such investigation.
I am not willing to admit
"that tho worst elements of the lladical
part}', including every noted
oorrupt politician or offlcitil arc arrayed,"
as Col. 0. says against Maelc^
ey, whilo tho beet clomont of tho Rad*
ioal party arc supporting bim. Among
iboso of tho llopublicans voting with
Col. 0., tho name of Lcslio, of Land
Commission notorioty, is found, and
it ho bo tho boat olomonts of tho party,
God 8avo tho country. There nro a
numbor loaaor Republican lights vot%
ing with him, and on tho whole, tho
division of the Rcpublicnns on tho
quostion, is about equal in point of
honosty, wliilo thoro is a vast preponderance
of tho bettor informed
jnombors ot tho party recording thorneolves
for tho investigation. i have
groat ftspoct for tho opinion of Chancellor
Johnson and othor opposing
Conservatives, but 1 bavo greater ro^
^ Bpeot lor mon who dare to form thoir
own opinions on facts, and fearlessly
oarry thom out; ospecially in all efforts
to probo corruption in high places,
nod bring to punishment, those who
* oommit wrong, and thoso who protect
wrong doers. Wo thinking mind cad
dotibt but that every well founded
flflsniclon. oven arminsV. n Jmlir-ioi nflH
A ' o J
cor, should bd trascd up for tho honor
^ q! tho bench, not to say in jus^jcoof
tho ofllcor. Thin is always the safe
courso, novcr making injury, olton
producing good rcnults. If Mohoh,
IJowen, Iiuttz, and Whippor favor tho
investigation, this should not drive
ono from th6 right, but' It t<h6(ild
p. rathor cncourago us, in seeing Buch
mon show a returning sonse of propriety*
and integrity. It usod to bo
rfaid that if a Conservative fuvorod a
mcasuro of Jjoginlation, or votod and
worked for n particular candidate, it
-would aroiiHO tho apprehension of tho
Radicals and dofcat tho nv i.?uro or
person as tho ease might be. Jlas it
flow como to bo truo, that intolligont
Conservatives bano thoir voto and iic-.
tiotv upon an important mat lor, on
wok IfnowJi Alac^cals? Away with
sueX fllfrtsy! ex ;u8Q8 and protects! to
pi'oicc* judicial offlcor un^or a'eltitid
of oliargcB sustninod by Consorvativos
of high touo and ohnractcr. Woro it
nocossary for us to ignoro our own
judgment, and ftlnvp* our courno on
measures to tlitt taoro fooling of
publicans on them, then Loslio and
tho Kcpublicans voting with Col. C.,
I ertll InV olllim tv? nlmnt ?a mnnli K.wl
- J ~VV"*J ?? ww v IUUVI> ^tlV4
notorioty, as those voting with myself
and other Conservatives. Apart from
thcRO abstract views, what nro tho
fftcts? I, and perhaps nono of tho
Conservatives know anything persons
ally of tho guilt or innocence of Mack
ey, or of tho truth, or falsity ot tho
charges made against him. Tho matter
laid boforo tho House, consist of
viuiuiiB unaiges sot lortii in a petition
on llio part of tlio citizons of Lancastor,
ns to his climntasal of tho Grand
Jury, amounting to an act of judicial
tyranny, his unprecedented ootirso in
tlio ease of tho State vs. Lydia Massoy
and Cephas llion, in tho year
1874, in which he is chargod with
jlmving throntcnod certain of tho jury,
that he would send thorn to jail, if
llioy did not find a verdict as he directed,
with other allegations by the
Comniitteo that there .nro ot.h^ nml
ntoro serious chargos of neglect of duty,
'corrupt practices, ami even bribery
freoly imulo agaisb M.ackey, as occuring
in Lancaster County, and capable,
of proof. This petition setting forth
llioso flagrant usurpations of authority?
and theso charges of terribly cor
nipt practices, are signed by honored
and rcspectcd Conservatives, and they
have coino hero asking an opportune
ty to substantiate them. What terrible
charges? Those against Moses
are insignificant to some of them, for
instance extorting by threats of itns
prisonment a verdict from a jury. In
addition to theso <:hnr<ren from fmn
O -
easier, olltoi' charge* are made from
Chester, backed by Major Hamilton
at:d other citizens of known integrity.
J)o not those con.^titato a prima l'acio
case? Can any one read them and
for a moment hefliiato ns to tho duty
of ilic Legislature to test their truth
or falsity? lias the Hunch ol' South
OttMClijop. so tluxti, each charges
Mgncauy worthy men against a judicial
oflieer can bo passed unhfeteded?-^
it is a sad commentary on tho times
and people to contcmplftto, in Us olloots
on good government and judicial
purity in tho future. 1 votod lor tho
invostigution, and am willing for tho
people to jndgo between thoso voting
for and against it, with tho facts before
them. 1 have no foars of the
uni'/llnf /if n n l?/\nnnt o rwl t %#,-? 1 1 *
poople on suoh a question. But Ool.
C. and those voting against tho investigation,
in addition to roasons based
on tho typo of Itopubiicans supporting
thorn and wltioh I. Iiavo shown to bo
blind protoncos, without foundation
or reason, ullogo that tho invostigatiou
will load to the suspension of
iMackoy, and will opcrato to release
villains and rogues who are to be tried
boforo tho Judge this weok. J low
weak, how silly, such a stfttomont.?
It is a euo of tho Oovornor, given
forth in that famous and unprocodont
ed interview in behalf of Maokoy,
when ho rushed fully armed and
equipped to tho dofotyso of his fiiond
..II? T.. 1T--I *
uuu iniy. xa iujicitoy tuo only j uugo
wlio can prosocuto criminals to eonviotion?
Is mj' friond oontrollod in
this viow hy tho old ndftge, "It tnkon
ft thief to cfttch ft tliiof?" J)oo3 ho
not know thftt it Muokoy Hhouhl bo
siTHpondod tho Govoinor would npl>oint
hit* HuocotMior, that tho Governor
in a Apnoinl fridntl of Mftckoyj thftt ft
part il Mtiokey's dofonHo would bo to
su bat an tin to tho guilt of Yooum and
othorft In ChoHlor; that tho (Jovornor
would appoint ft man who would not
projudico Mackey, and who if tho
portion woro found guilty woidd not
inn 10 panisn tiromr x 11o wiiolo innohinory
istfi tlie hands of tlio frionds
of Mrtckoy, in oneo ho woro suspendod.
JIow thon can thoy say to roueonablo
mon that tho investigation of
AlucUoy would loud to tho triumph of
ii bund of thieves. Thin Iil<o tlio other
CXCU808 for opposing an investigation
~ mil IIVU OtUIIU LI1U tt'Ot UI I
toason. They aro blin<J?, which niUBt }
give way to intelligent reflection, and <
sound jndgemont. Tho roattor is ]
doubtloss endod for thifl Bcsnion and
I havo writton my viowB of it in justis j
Ocntion of tho courso of myself and (
others, who voted for tho proposed j
Itospeclfully, <
1). F. Bradley.
Tersonal Government?A QFormidablo. 1
Indictmont of Grant.
The Now York Herald submits
tlio following startling array ot spo~ t
citicaiions: '
1. Ono of his very tirf>t acta a? (
L'reeuient showed singular contempt v
tor law. and regnrd for his own will
or desire alone. lie nominated Mr. ^
A. T. Stewart to be Secretary of the i
Freasury. Mr.Stewart, undoubtedly t
a capable man, could iiot disengage c
himself from liis vast comtncicial in I:
tercets, and a law which had stood t
for almost three-quarters ot a cens 1
tury on our staluo b >oke, and whose u
wibdotn was unquestioned, forbade t
his taking tho oiliee under tiie circumstances.
Wli&t happened? Gen. n
Grant coolly asked (Jongrc&8 to re- v
peal thu act. It refused, as was its v
duty, and the President sulked v
X. Next Grant drove Gen Cux out
of the Cabinet because lie refused to ii
appoint corrupt and inellicient Ii iends C
itthe President to < iliee in the In? <?
dian Bureau an 1 elsewhere, in vio- i<
hit ion of civil ser\ico rules and hon- a
est government. Ij
3. lie drove Joseph Wilson tho li
honest laud c?>nnnissi<iner, into retirement
becucsc iie decided a M is- j
si nri hind claim of the Dent family j
adversely to their interest. |i
4. lie appointed a pok-jr-playing o
Congressman as Minister tij 1-ngland,
and kept him there until ho v. as
threatened with arrest, a public dis- h
grace and scandal, in Hjii'e ol his no- ii
torious connection with the Kmmu n
vr;..^ a
U1 IIIV} lltUiVI. 0
5. lie a'temptcd, against tho will li
of Congress ami tho country, 'o annex s
St. Doming >, and sent out his own n
private agout, Gen. JJabc;>ek, to no- i
gotia'o a troaty in violation ol the I
constitution; and he was so contempt n
nous toward tho laws that he actually
sout to tho Sunate a eeerect agree- ii
incut made ami signed with JJacjs by c
thirt ftllthoriy.nfl III iviltn nirnnt ntwtni* .1
, pretense
that it was a treaty, and only o
withdrew it when tlie Senate private o
ly informed him that tho constitution |
required tieatieH tu ho made and
signed l>y agents publicly nominated ;i
and confirmed by the Senate. \
fi. To consummate the annexation, f
in which ho had involved himself
with a number of men notoriously t
engaged in a land speculation, he t
kept vessels of war 011 tho coast o' <
tho ibland at a great expense to sup- <
port tho usurper Baez, ami levied t
war on the Ilaytion Republic, in vio <.
1 at ion of tho constitution, which reserves
tho power of declaring and i
making war to Congress. i
7. He cauBod the expulsion of t
Charles Sumner from the chairmanship
of tho Senate foreign relations i
committee, a post which ho I ,'ul held (
for many years and in which his ser c
vices in the country were of peculiar *
importance, bocauso ho would not 1
support the St. Doiirfngo sclicino. j
8, Ilo af'orwards tried to biibo (
Sumner to acquiescence in tho St- i
Domingo plot by tho offer of tho i
mission to England, This was when
lie saw that against Sumners opposi- J
tion I ho St, lVuningo treaty must i
9. Ho a;*pointed his brother in |
lu\r, Cramer, to 11 high diplomatic
position, although this person had i
already shown himtelf notoriously ;
until while holding an obscuro eon- |
sulship. (
10. lie appointed*anothor brother*
in law, (Jaaay, lo bo collector of New i
uncans, anil thovo maintains him, in
?pito of his proved incapacity and
jormp'.ion and hia opoti violation of
11. When public opinion, outraged
:>oyond ondnranco at Casoy's conduct,
lemnndcd his removal, ho apparent*
y submitted by requiring and osten~
libly accepting CnsRoy't) resignation,
'to take effect on tho appointment of
lis successor;" but ho has never ap)ointed
a succeesor, and thus Casey
cmaius collector in spito of the pub i
ic dojiirand for his removal. i
12. lie removed a collector of in? i
ernal revenue at Chicago because t
his ollicer refusod to join Orvil
jrant, the President's brother, in a j
vinskey fraud.
13. Later, in violation t>f law, lie
;avo to tliis same brother Orvil tho
nonopoly of trading with certain
ril)(H of Indians, and caused the exlusion
of other traders, certified to
>o respectable men. This is tho first
ime in our history when a Presidents
M other h:i6 become an Indian trader,
i has received a monopoly, contrary
o an express law, from his brother.
1-i. Ho gave the Federal appointments
in t lie city of Now York to a
irard politician, said to bo connected
mil tho iainmuny King, but who j
>aa his own intimate. I
15. He appoint nil and long kept |
i tho important olUoe of Attorney (
luneral oftho United States a man |
ponly charged with frauds, known
l> bo ignorant?1 law, unlit by char- i
cter and acquirements for the place, i
>nt notoriously a subservient tool of ]
is own. ;
1(1. lie tried to promote this inca- |
able Attorney General to the chief i
udg-ship of the supreme court, a
iiiblie scandal which was prevented
nly with the utmost dilUoulty. ,
17. lie took away tho custody of ,
'iivftriiinon t tmiilj ?lir* nol.l i
- - .....Vix I I VIII I UU OK/IIV1 I I
muse of t!ic l?ai-ings, who had held i
l 6iuco the fouiuia'ion of the governs ,
nent, and entrusted the public moil- |
ys to Clews & Ilabichf, as a toward ,
in- notorious partisan services and in |
pile of warnings tnat this house was
iot trustworthy or of good standing. ,
.ho linn has since bccmio bankrupt, i
mt the public does not yet know how |
nuoh tho treasury lost by its failure <
IS. llo gavo to one of his former <
nilitary aids, Lcot, a monopoly of <
am wim cusiomnoueo warehousing,
.ml maintained him in it until the j
mtrngcd merchants became too clam <
?rous iit the injusiico 11?oy wero com* i
udlcl to 11 iTtir. i
19 lie has accepted costly gifts
md repeatedly rewarded the givers 1
villi public places fur themselves or
or tlioir friends.
'JO. lie permitted and defended
lie moiety frauds, by winch the revMines
of the country were farmed
nit tol ?w politicians, with the known
lesigu of securing the political foruncsj^f
some of his favorite adherilitS.
21. He was and is the intimate of
\texander Shepherd, a man openly
tud generally accused of of cuirup
ioii in Washington, and
22. When (JongreeB, compelled hy
i rigid investigation, destroyed tlie
1 istrict government which Shophord
controlled, in order to pnt him out
>f place and power, tho President
iiid iho indecency to renominate him
it once as tho head of tho new government?a
nomination so so indalous
;hat the Senate immediately and
inanimonsly rejected it.
215. In spito ot this lie still retains i
Shepherd i" favor its 0110 of his most
ntimato associates.
24. lie shocked the public eonso of
propriety by inviting to tho White
House, on a public occasion, Harrington,
tho confederato of Shepherd
i pei'Bon thou undergoing trial for
lolony, ami never acquitted for the
25. Ho c (nsorts constantly with
men of doubtful character, aud btill
has among his intimates both Shopherd
and Harrington.
20. In their defenso ho even wont
so far as in an annual message to undertake
by several millions the debt
of the District of Columbia; a grosB
attempt to deceive tho public which
was immediately exposed in C5<?i?
" % 1
27. Ho was a party in an intrigue
whereby bis own salary was doubled,
and caused It to bo privately understood
in Cungrfcss that tho bill raising
congressional salaries would not re
rcoive his signature unless bis own
3&lury was doubled.
28. llo was for months engaged in
m attempt, at last successful, to make
)ne of his intimates, Rufus Ingalis>
Qunrtormaater General ot the army,
md held vacant tho Russian mission
is n lumpiuuon to uon. Meigs, who
stood in the way ol this scheme.
29. llo supported Kellogg as Gov^
jrnor ofLouisiaiia without authority
from Congress, confessing that ho did
lot know who was tho rightful Governor,
and on his own will alone; and
lie has used the army for many
noutlis to hold Louisiana down for
this favorito.
30. llo did not scruple last year to
grossly misrepresent to Congress and
mo country ttio condition ot Louisi*
una and other Southern States, in order
that lie migli thereby support
his corrupt personal followers there.
31. While a congresbional committee
was in New Orleans investigating
[lie condition of Louisiana ho vio^
Ivntly t?)oU matters in his own hands>
iimI in their presence dispersed the
legitimate Assembly of the State by
n.eans of the army.
32. He ordered his Secretary of
War to send the approval of the
a-hole Cabinet to Sheridan for the
iispersion of the Logiblatnre and his
banditti dispatch, though it is known
llmt ho (lid lint tftkn flm trmililn ti.
consult any member of the Cabinot in
:he matter, and tlmtseveial members
J id strongly disapprove of these
inea&u res.
o3. lie refined to soo or hear tlie
sommittee which Congress had sent
to New Oi leans, and uont a mossage
to Congress founded on assertions
which the report of that c nnmittee ot
Congress showed to bo false and
31. Thus ho first insulted his Gab-*
inot and then Congresa in ordor to
sarry out his poreonal aims, and
nought, by artful misrepresentations
and false statements, made when ti-ulli
was at his call and unofficially known
Lo him, to justify a dangerous usurpa^
lion ot power by tho military and the
prostration of civil rule.
85. Ifo endeavorod to intimidate a
congressional committee into making
a report on tho condition ot Arkansas,
to subsorvo his own viows; summoned
thom beforo him and told them what
they ought to report, and did not.
even tako tho troublo lo ask them
what facts thoy had found in their
investigation. Fortunately, thoy were
too independent to Hubmit to lii.s die*
30. Ono member cf tlio committee
who mado a minority report in accordance
with his wishes, ho rewarded
with the pout ot .District Attorney at
Chicago, an ollleo from which ho was
lately dismissod for incapacity.
517. llo used the poworl'ul influence
of tho administration to causo tlio pan*
ttngo of tho llaboas Corpus and Forcc
bill, a nioaauro flagrantly unconstitutional,
and, an subscquont ovonls have
shown, without tho oxcuso of nccossity
or oxpodiency.
38. llo insulted the public senso of
honor unci decency by rotaining Mr.
Delano in olhco long aftor tho grossest
scandals had boon provod against him
and his subordinates in tho manage*
mont of Indian affairs; and when at
last compelled by tho dread of losing
an important election to dismiss hirn>
lie gave him a strong testimonial of
character and expressed his regret at
parting with him.
39. In tlio prosocution of tho wh!s*
koy thieves ho gavo hie countc&nnco
not to honest officials doing tfioir ddfty
but to tho political ga'mblors and personal
adherents whoso crime were
threatened with discovery.40.
"When an honest but over fcoalous
prosocuting officer uttered words
in ilia l.??* -I * 1 4 -
... ?..v, iiuui, vii tirgumuni. at WHICH tntf
Presidont choose to take oflfenso, instead
of pardoning his words on tho
scorc of liia honest zoal for t>hc public
interest ho ordered bin dismissal.
41. llo kept near him in tho most
intimate oflicial relations two men,.
Babeoek and Luokey, when both wore
under gravo suspicions of complicity
in revonue frauds.
42. llo rcstorod Babcock to bis placo
after a trial which did not in the genr.,.oi
i.!.. -? " - -
V/..H v/jyi.il>yn blVMl 1113 UIIUl'UULOl' Ot 11)0
gravest suspicion of infidelity to pub*
lie trusts, and when the President irv
his own examination wan compelled
to adnvit that important papers had
been conccaled from him by his scero-^
43. In h<s swovn testimony in do-r
fenco of Cron. liabcock ho had tho insolenco
to say that he rovoked tho of*
der of Mr. Hristow changing tho sir*
porvisors at his own will, without consulting
tho secretary, and as though
ho was dictator.
44. Unawed by public indignationj
regardless of public decency, unmovod
by tho fact that State after State hn?
boon lost by tho nartv which el nr. tod
him, bccauHO of his misconduct, ho
only a fow days ago flung a now dff*
flunco at tho people hy accepting, tho
moment it was tendered, and "with
regret," the resignation of Mr. Boltc*
nap, whoso crime had been already
made known to him.
How he was Outwitted.?Tho
story is told of an old Quaker who
lived with a woman us his wife, but
refused to be bound by any form of
marriage. Their relationship waif
known to be a perfect marriage in all
but the form, and his friends, while'
acknowledging tl,ie purity of the mans
ideas, were grieved at the scandal created
by his action, as ho was knowh
to bo a good num. lie was, howovcr>*
donf to :ill remonstrance,s, although
bis friend presented the matter in every
possiblo light. At. length somo of
tho oldest and gravest among lira
friends determined that the matter
ought to bo settled, with or without
his sanction. Thoy therefore crtlfed
on him, and, in tho presence of his wife
in all but tho name, they renowod
their arguments. In tho eourso of
tho conversation they artfully mails
aged to draw from her tho remark
that she considered him as her bus*
band. Immediately afterward they
spoke to him in such u way that lie,
not suspecting tlicir intention, replied:
"Why, I consider her as my wife."?
"Then I pronounce you man and wife.
Those whom God hath joined logethor
let no man put assuudcr," said tho
oldest man in the party. Tho out"
witted Quaker was furiously angry,,
but he had been caught beyond quos-tioii.
Cieneral Rufus lngalls explains that
tho watch he gave Mrs Grant wasworth
but $180. lie will havo somo
difficulty in making tho country believe
that Grant would give him tho
(^uartormastor-uonoralsnip ol the
United States for that small giU.~
Besides tho presentation addross,
printed on tinted satin in golden lottery
specifically stated that thojowel-*
ed limo pieco- was made for Quooni
Victoria and cost over ?4,000.
1 Stealing tho criminal calondar to*
put a stop to a court, is tho latest dodgo
in lOdgcfield. Last Friday,wlion Judgo
Carpenter called for the calondar, tho
nlnrlr ivirw.rt.rwl if. llJl'l hf?f>n n t fit rt II
O.V. .. . -
the night previous. Thoro wcro about
Bcvonty cases upon it, and a nuddor*
halt was occasioned in criminal husi*
Mr Leonard Dove a young man of
culture and promise, committed ntiieidc
at Doves depot on tho Ohornw
and Darlington Railroad, rocontly.

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