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THE GAZETTE:
By EDGAR SNOWDEN.
Terms.
Daily paper - - - - $3 per annum.
Country paper 5 per annum.
The ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE for the coun
try is printed on Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday.
All advertisements appear in both papers, and
are inserted at the usual rates.
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To the People of the United States.
LETTER I.
Fellow-Citizens—
When I was rudely thrust from office, on the
23d of September last, I resolved for the reasons
stated in my late letter to Governor Tazewell,
to rest upon my acts as an officer and my reputa
tion as a man, unless the one should be misrepre
sented or the other assailed. And in order that
the responsibility, of any disclosure of past oc
currences, should rest upon the President, I no
tified him, ere I left Washington, on the 27th of
September last, that I should hold him account
able for the malconduct of the publisher ot his
official paper; and that, as the public reputation
usually suffered in conflicts between the chief
magistrate and ex-ministers, I would avoid a
controversy, and only repel assaults, w hich he
should sanction.
So little effect had this suggestion, and so ne
cessary did it appear to the President to prevent
sympathy for me, w hich would be censure upon
himself, that the official paper continued, after
my retirement to private life, to circulate the
most flagitious imputations upon my character:
and yet, when the President saw’, in a public
print, an extract from, one of my private letters,
published without my consent and containing
nothing but the truth, he affected to be very
much offended; and instead of directing a refu
tation of what I had said, he broke the seals,
that closed the cabinet and our correspondence,
in order to sustain a false and malignant attack
upon me, on the 19th of November last.
It was necessary to notice tnis; dui, even uu
that occasion, l did not repel this aggression;
nor did I invite the people to look upon the stage,
much less behind the scenes, where their dear
est rights and interests are sported with by in
cognito performers; on the contrary, I merely
published a brief defensive address, so little in
dicative of resentment, that it was pronounced,
even by dispassionate men, reprehensibly mild.
Several grave questions, connected with my
case, have long been discussed, not only in Con
gress, but throughout the country; the instruc
tions given to the President’s agent, for making
inquiries as to state banks,, are before the Sen
ate of the United States; and in ray own defence,
I ought to give some explanation respecting
them; doubts have been expressed on the floor
of that body, whether there had been due fore
sight and warning, as to the evils that now exist,
and it is due to myself at least, that I should
show, that in this respect, as well as others, I
did my duty. In September last, the President
appealed to the people, by publishing his reasons
for directing a removal of the public deposites;
and as soon as Congress assembled, my succes
sor in the treasury department presented a state
ment in relation to his agency in removing
them. It seems, therefore, to be a duty to my
self, if not to the public, to present, in detail, my
reasons for resisting the President; and, at least
his friends canuot complain of my appealing to
the people, since I barely imitate his own exam
ple.
If I had heretofore felt any doubts of the pro
priety of addressing you, they would be now re
moved: my correspondence and conversations
with the President were again misrepresented,
in his official paper of the 7th instant, and, at
the same time, vile aspersions, palpably sanc
tioned by him, were again cast upon my repu
tation. So that, even if no obligation of a pub
lic nature required some explanation now, it is
demanded and justified by this new display of
vindictiveness.
Under ordinary circumstances some of my
fellow citizens might, perhaps with propriety,
censure any exhibition of documents, or expo
sition of facts, on my part; but, I trust, that they
will now reflect that it is in self defence I resort
to the course pursued by the President himself;
that I have preserved silence for nearly five
months, amidst invitation and even taunts on
one side, as well as under so slanderous perse
cution, on the other.
Without saying, therefore, at the outset, how
far I may go, I consider myself released from all
impediments, but those, which a sense of duty
to the public and respect for myself may im
pose.
Although personally unacquainted with Ge
neral Jackson, until 1829, I ardently supported
him as a candidate for the Presidency, as early
as 1823. I thought that his country owed him a
large debt of gratitude; that it would be useful
to our institutions, to have in the executive chair
a person unaccustomed to intrigues, but too pre
valent at the seat of government; and that
he, who had given such sound advice to Mr.
Monroe, whilst President, would never contra
dict in practice himself, what he had then de
clared to be the only patriotic and honorable
course of the chief magistrate of a free and en
lightened people.
In 182S, 1 renewed my exertions in his favor,
at no little sacrifice of personal friendship and
pecuniary interest; and, when he was success
ful, I heartily rejoiced: but, I confess, that as
soon as I saw some former professions contra
dicted by subsequent practice, 1 felt sincere re
fret. I respected the President’s intentions, and
attered myself that he would return to the path,
from which he might have incautiously wan
dered. I was not, however, a partisan; Gene
ral Jackson, now in power, did not need aid from
me. Men, who had stood in the ranks of his op
ponents, when I advocated him, passed over to
his side, when he won'“the spoils of victory,”
and they got no inconsiderable portion. As’ to
myself personally, I desired to partake of the
fruits of the triumph only as a member of the
great family of the people. It was not to be ex
pected, that I should cease to support the gene
ral course of the President, because he erred, as
1 believed, in various instances; much less, that
1 should cease to be a member of a party, to
which I had always belonged, becanse its favor
ite had not redeemed all his pledges; 1 sustain
ed such of his measures as were consistent with
the fundamental principles of the old republi
can party, and, without considering who advo
cated, 1 censured such as w’ere at variance with
them. And, as, on the subject of the Bank of
the United States, more than on any other, I
have been grossly slandered with the sanction
of the President, I will add, that I have invaria
^ bly opposed it, as I still do Whether wisely or
not, I adhere to the doctrine of the Virginia
school as to a national bank; and it is quite as
arbitrary to condemn my independent exercise
\ of judgment on this point, as it was in the Pie
sident to expect me to change at will my con
victions in relation to the public deposites, or to
accept his reasons for doing an act, which my
own judgment condemned.
Whilst alluding to this subject, I will take oc
casion to repel the vile imputations of the offi
cial paper, in relation to ray motives for resist
ing a removal of the deposites. Under the Pre
sident’s sanction, it has been insinuated, that my
course was dictated by a corrupt understanding
with the Bank of the United States; and, in the
official paper of the 15th instant, I am even call
ed “ the emissary of the bank.”
Without any desire for office on my part, I
had been called to a high station. The selec
tion was generally approved of; and yet in less
than four months, I was contumeliously remov
ed. To excuse this act of outrage, became a
matter of much consequence. Sympathy for
me would be condemnation of my oppressoi;
and, therefore, the official paper sought to in
fuse into the public mind suspicions as to my
purity—suspicions, which found a ready recep
tion on the part of men, who beingbase them
selves, naturally supposed, that I could not have
made a sacrifice of office under the public, with
! out an equivalent elsewhere.
In the community of which I am a member,
there are many devoted friends of the President,
I who disagree with me; but I think, there is not
one, who believes the insinuations of the offi
cial paper to have any foundation. So, far,
therefore, as my immediate fellow citizens are
concerned, I might with propriety treat these
derogatory imputations with silent contempt.—
But, beyond this community I am not generally
know’n, and hence it may be expected by my
fellow’ citizens at large, that I should notice
them; and 1 feel the less disinclination in doing
so, since distinguished senators have condescen
ded in their places to repel similar inputations.
Accordingly, I pronounce each and every as
sertion or insinuation of the official paper, im
puting corrupt or improper motives to me, for
resisting a removal of the deposites, to be
false, foul, and malignant. Further, I aver, that
there is not even a colourable pretext or apolo
gy for any of the imputations cast upon me. 1
have never, directly or indirectly, received,
nnv hfluu T over haH thp nrnmisp or exnecta
tion of receiving any loan, fee, gift, benefit, fa- j
vour, consideration, or other advantage what-j
soever from the Bank of the United States, nor
from any of its officers. I have never been pre
sently nor contingently responsible to it, nor to
any of its officers. I have had no director indirect
correspondence or communication with the bank, ,
nor with any officer thereof, with the exception
of letters on file in the Treasury department,
and with the exception of a single letter, receiv
ed from the President of the bank, enclosing
me, as the friend of the late Mr. Girard, his ora
tion on the occasion of laying the cornerstone
of the Girard College, on the 4th of July last, to
which letter I merely gave such a reply as cour
tesy calls for on like occasions. Far from de
siring to favour the bank, I have at all proper
times avow’ed and maintained my opposition to
it. And, if any words can express more ful
ly and emphatically my absolute freedom from
ail design to favour the bank, 1 desire they may
be considered as used. I believe that the bank
was entitled to the deposites, according to so
lemn contract; I believe that it had a right to
them, unless the Secretary -of the Treasury
could give satisfactory reasons to Congress for
removing them; as Secretary of the Treasury
I could not give reasons satisfactory to myself. *
1 believed that the act of removing the deposites
would be unnecessary, unwise, vindictive, arbi
trary and unjust; and although opposed to the
bank, I w ould not be an instrument to effect any
such scheme, as that which was proposed.—
Therefore, laying aside, as I was bound to do
my personal prepossessions as a man, I acted
solely from considerations, which I dared not to
disregard, as an officer.
It must be manifest, from the conduct of the
President, that it would give him pleasure, if he
could exhibit a shadow’ of proof of the charges
of corruption insinuated against me. I acccord
ingly invite and defy him, and all those who may
desire to gratify his vindictiveness, or their own
passions, to point out any act on my part, which
can sustain the infamous imputations of collu
sion. corrupt understanding, or even a concert
of action, in the slightest particular with the
United States Bank. W. J. DUANE.
Februarv 17th, 1834.
From the Boston Transcript.
Turn-Out at Lowell.—We learn that extra
ordinary excitement was occasioned at Lowed
last week', by an announcement that the wages
in some of the departments would be reduced
15 per cent, on the first of March. The reduc
tion principally affected the female operatives,
and they held several meetings or caucusses,
at which a young woman presided, who took an
active partinpersuading herassociates togive no
ticethat they should quit the mills, and to induce
them to “ make a ruu” on the Lowell Bank, and
the Savings Bank, which they did.
On Friday Morning the young woman refer
red to was dismissed, by the Agent, from her
place in the mill where she worked, and on leav- <
ing the office, after receiving “a bill of her
time,” as the phrase is, waved her calash in the
air, as a signal to others, who were watching
from the windows, when they immediately,
“struck,” and assembled around her, in despite
of the overseers.
The number soon increased to nearly eight
hundred. A procession was formed, and they
marched about the town to the amusement of a
mob of idlers and boys, and we are sorry to
add not altogether to the credit of Yankee
Girls, if we are rightly informed of their pro
ceedings. We are told that one of the leaders
mounted a pump and ma4e a flaming Mary 1
Woolstoncrofl speech on the rights of "women
and the iniquities of the monied “aristocracy,”
which produced a powerful effect on her audi
tors, and they determined “to have their own
way if they died for it.”
The storm, however, has been, as we learn, !
hushed for the present, and hopes are entertain
ed that it will be entirely lulled bv casting on j
the troubled waves a little conciliation. The !
Lowell Journal of Saturday is silent on the sub- j!
ject,—from which we are disposed to believe
that the reports current in this city arefexagge j ’
rated, although there is no doubt of the principal 1
facts as stated. _ '
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VotlLtul, i
The HOUSE on Washington street
lately occupied by the subscriber, very <
conveniently arranged, and in every res. J
Jpcct a desirable residence Likewise
The commodious STONE DWELLING HOUSE (
on Fairfax street, near the Hank of Alexandria, former
ly the residence of William Herbert, Ksq
The House last mentioned, with the large and valua- *
ble Lot, will be sold on reasonable terms t
In my absence, application may be made to Mr. A. t
Nekton. JOHN LLOYD. (j
jan 20—eSatf * tl

RESPECT TO MR. WIRT’S MEMORY.
In the Senate on Thursday, the Journal hav
ing been read,
Mr. Chambers, of Maryland, rose, and said
he had been apprized that the House of Repre
sentatives had just adjourned for the purpose of
attending the funeral of the late Mr. Wirt; and
as many°of the Senators not only felt it an im
perative duty to join in paying the last tribute
of respect to the distinguished individual refer
red to, but were impelled to do so by a deep
sense of feeling, the Senate would not probably
be full enough to attend to business. He was
not aware that it would be necessary for him to
make any motion for the postponement of the I
resolutions or proceedings that might be expect-1
ed to come up; and he would, therefore, simply j
content himself with a motion to adjourn.—
Whereupon,
The Senate adjourned.
In the House of Representatives, after the
reading of the Journal,
Mr. Mason, of Virginia, rose, and said that it j
had become his melancholy duty to advert to a j
recent dispensation, which had deprived the bar |
and the country of one of the greatest orna- j
ments of both—he alluded to the death of vv il
liam Wirt. The funeral ceremony, he said, I
took place this day; and it was the wish of ma
ny members of this House, to pay that tribute
of respect to the memory of the deceased, which
all felt to be due—the accompanying of his
mortal remains to the tomb.
It was not his intention, he said, to pronounce
an eulogium, an unnecessary eulogium, on the j
deceased; but he might be permitted to speak of
his urbanity of manners, his fidelity to his friend
ships, his gentleness of disposition, his benevo
lence of heart; and of those eminent literary at
tainments which have shed so bright a lustre on
HID lyUUIlU J •
It is due to the exalted merits, to the manly
virtue, and to the purity of mind and heart of
the lamented and illustrious dead, that some
signal mark of public respect should be award
ed to his name. To us in Virginia, (said Mr.
M.) where the prime of his life was passed, and
where his example can have, as it has had, the
most beneficial effect, the honor rendered to
him will be the more peculiarly gratifying. Mr.
Speaker, I move you that this House do now
nd j our n.
Mr. Davis, of S. C., inquired if the House had,
in any previous instance, adjourned on account
[>f the death of any individual not a member of
its body?
Mr. Mason said he could not speak as to any
such precedent.
The question was then taken, and the House
adjourned.
PREFACE OF DAVID CROCKETT’S BIO
GRAPHY.
Fashion is a thing I care mighty little about,
except when it happens to run just exactly ac
cording to my own notion; and I was mightily
nigh sending out my book without any preface
at ail, until a notion struck me, that perhaps it
was necessary to explain a little the reason why
and wherefore I had written it.
Most of authors seek fame, but I seek for jus
tice—a holier impulse than ever entered into the
ambitious struggles of the votaries of that fickle,
flirting goddess.
A publication has been made to the world,
which has done me much injustice; and the
catchpenny errors which it contains, have been
already too long sanctioned by my silence. I
don’t know the author of the book; and indeed
I don’t want to know him; for after he has ta
ken such a liberty with my name, aim made
such an effort to hold me up to public ridicule,
lie cannot calculate on any thing but my dis
pleasure. If he had been content to have writ
ten his opinions about me, however comternp
tuous they might have been, 1 should have had
less reason to complain. But when he professes
to give my narrative (as he often does) in my
own language, and then puts into my mouth such
language as would disgrace even an outlandish
African, he must himself be sensible of the in
justice he has done me, and the trick he has
played off on the public. I have met with hun
dreds. if not with thousands of people, who have
formed their opinions of my appearance, habits,
language, and every thing else from that decep
live
They have almost in etery insiance expres
sed the most profound astonishment at finding
me in human shape, and with the countenance,
appearance, and common feelings of a human
being. It is to correct all these false notions,
and to do justice to myself, that I have written.
It is certain that the writer of the book allud
ed to has gathered up many imperfect scraps of
information concerning me, as in parts of his
work there is some little semblance of truth. But
l ask him, if this notice should ever reach his
?ye, how would he have liked it, if I had treated
him so?—if I had put together such a bundle of
ridiculous stuff, and headed it with his name,
and sent it out upon the world without ever even
condescending to ask his permission? To these
questions, all upright men must give the same
answer. It was wrong; and the desire to make
money by it, is no apology for such injustice to
a fellow-man.
But I let him pass; asmy wish is greatly more
:o vindicate myself, than to condemn him.
In the following pages, I have endeavored to
E^ive the reader a plain, honest, homespun ac
count of my state in life, and some few of the
difficulties which have attended me along its
journey, down to this time. I am perfectly aware,
that I have related uninteresting circumstances;
cut if so, my apology is, that it was rendered ne
cessary by a desire to link the different periods
cf my life together, as they have passed, from
my childhood onward, and thereby to enable
he reader to select such parts of it lie may, rel-'
sh most, if, indeed, there is any thing in it which
may suite his palate.
I have also been operated on by another con
sideration. It is this:—I knowr that obscure as
lam, my name is making a considerable deal of
mss in the world. I can’t tell why it is, nor in
what it is to end. Go where I will, everybody
>eoms anxious to get a peep at me; and it would
ce hard to tell which would have the advantage,
f I, and the “ Government,” and Black Hawk,
ind a great eternal big caravan of wild var
nents were all to be showed at the same time in
bur different parts of any of the big cities in
he nation. 1 am not so sure that I shouldn’t :
*et the most custom of any of the crew. There I
nust therefore be something in me, or about ■
ne, that attracts attention, which is even mys- j
eriousto myself. I can’t understand it, and I \
herefore put all the facts down, leaving the rea
ler free to take his choice of them.
On the subject of my style, it is bad enough,
n all conscience, to please critics, if that is what :
hey are after. They are a sort of vermin,
hough, that I shan’t even so much as to stop to I
rush off. If they want to work on my book,
jst let them go ahead; and after they are done, I s
icy had better blot out all their criticisms, than ‘
to know what opinion I would express of them,
and by what sort of a curious name I would
call them, if I was standing near them, and look
ing over their shoulders. They will, at most,
have only their trouble fpr their pay. But I ra
ther expect I shall have them on my side.
But 1 don’t know of any thing in my book
to be criticised on by honorable men. Is it on
my spelling?—that’s not my trade. Is it on my j
grammar?—I hadn’t time to learn it, and make !
no pretensions to it. Is it on the order and ar
rangement of my book?—I never wrote one be
fore, and never read very many; and, of course,
know mighty little about that. Will it be on the
authorship of the book?—this I claim, and I’ll
hang on to it, like a wax plaster. The whole
book is my own, and every sentiment and sen
tence in it. I would not be such a fool, or knave
either, as to deny that I have had it hastily run
over by a friend or so, and that some little alte
rations have been made in the spelling and gram
mar; and I am not so sure that it is not the worse
off even that, for I despise this way of spelling
contrary to nature. And as for grammar, it’s
pretty much a thing of nothing at last, after all
the fuss that’s made about it. In some places, I
wouldn’t suffer either the spelling, or grammar,
or any thing else to be touch’d; and therefore it;
will be found in my own way. t
But if any body complains that I have had it
looked over, I can only say to him, her, them— |
as the case may be—that while critics were learn- ■
ing grammar, and learning to spell, I, and “ Doc-,
tor Jackson L. L. D.” were fighting in the wars; |
and if our books, and messages, and proclama- j
tions, and cabinet writings, and so on, should j
need a little looking over, and a little correcting j
of the spelling and the grammar to make them J
fit for use, its just nobody’s business. Big men
have more important matters to attend to than
crossing their J’s—, and dotting their i’s—, and
such like small things. But the Government’s
name is to the proclamation, and my name’s to
the book; and if I didn’t write the book, the “ Go
vernment” didn’t write the proclamation, which
no man dares to deny.
But just read for yourself, and my ears for a
heel tap, if before you get through you don’t
say, with many a good-natured smile and hear
ty laugh—“This is truly the very thing itself—
the exact image of its Author.
DAVID CROCKETT.
Washington City, )
February 1st, 1834. $
An Adroit Swindler.—On Monday of last week j
a young man of genteel, prepossessing appear-!
ance, called on a respectable lady in the Bowe- j
ry with a note from her landlord, requesting !
her to lend him 310, or as much as she could j
spare, and he would return it the next day.— j
Knowing that a quarter’s rent was then due. she j
was a little surprised at the phraseology of the j
note, but supposing it was intended as a polite
dun, she counted out StiO and gave him, request
ing him to count it over. He replied, “ it is no
matter; I guess it is right;” and gave a receipt ;
for the money, subscribing his name Henry ■
Smith. Immediately after he had gone, it oc- j
curred to the lady’s mind that possibly the young i
gentleman might be an imposter. She accord- j
ingly stepped over to her landlord, who disa- i
vowed any knowledge of her morning visitor, i
and said he authorized no one to call on her for !
money on his account. Finding that she had !
been swindled, she repaired to the Police Office !
to lodge her complaint, and was surprised to 1
find seven complaints of a similar nature had 1
been preferred there from other sufferers, who j
had no doubt been swindled by the same indivi-1:
dual. '
The circumstances in one of the other cases i
were as follows:—A lady had lost her husband, !
and while he lay a corpse in the house, the vil- I
lain called upon her wi/h a forged order from
the Undertaker for his bill. She told him that i
she was overwhelmed with affliction; that she
had not the money in hand, and that she wished
he would leave it a few days. He said his em
ployer had a bill unexpectedly presented for
payment, and that he would not leave the house
without the money. She accordingly procured
it, and paid him.
On another occasion he called on a gentleman
and inquired the name and residence of his mi- i
nister, giving him to understand that his mother j
was dead, and that he wanted him to preach her
funeral sermon. On learning his name and re
sidenee, he immediately prepared an order in ;
favor of the aforesaid gentleman on the minister
for a small amount, and presented it for pay
ment. In this, however, he did not succeed; the
person on whom he drew not being in cash at
the time.
Another attempt was as follows. He called at
the house of the sexton of a church, anti after
making some inquiries of the servant girl about
him, and the name of the Pastor of the church, -
forged an order in favor of the sexton upon him :
for $10, alleging, when he offered it, that he (the j
sexton) had just received a bill from his grocer; .
that the money was very much wanted; that j
the Clergyman would oblige him much by lend- ; '
ing him the amount, and that he would return
it the next day. After some deliberation, the
money was paid. Shortly after, the fellow
returned with the bills, alleging that one of'
them (a $5 bill) was counterfeit. The Clergy
man observed to him that it was impossible it
should be so, for he drew those very bills from !
the bank himself. But, says he, I will exchange |
it; and accordingly gave him another.
The circumstance that led to the discovery of
his real name and character, was an attempt '
to obtain a small sum in a similar manner from j
a landlord, fir a lady who occupied one of his \
houses as a tenant. He, not being particularly
acquainted with her, declined sending the mo- j
ney; but said he would call and see her shortly. !'
On enquiry of his tenant, he found her entirely !
ignorant of the affair. She had given no one j
an order to borrow money on her account, and ]
further was not in want of any. She stated to i j
him that a person had called on her a few days j
previous, and enquired particularly about the |
location of the landlord’s houses, the names of!
his tenants, &c., and that he was the same per- |
son that had been sent there to repair the locks I
in her house. The gentleman then went imme- jf
diately to the locksmith where he had applied j
for a person to do this work, and was enabled j
to ascertain the real name and character of the ' <
swindler. It appears that his real name is John 11
Turkington; that he is a graduate of the State a
Prison; and that, having been detected in seve- p
ral petty thefts from his employer, he was con- e
sequently discharged. The officers of the Po- s
ice have been for some time on the alert, but Lii
lave not as yet succeeded in finding him. a
N. Y. Cour. a
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CLOVER SEED, s<
[N lots to suit purchasers, by f<
feb 17S. MESSERSMITH. C
NOTICE. e
THE Farmers’ Bank of Alexandria, agreea- p
ably to the Bye-Laws, will be closed to bu- o
iness, on Saturday next, the 22d February. «
feb 21—2t JOHN HOOFF. Cashier.
dORRESPONDENCE.
From the Lynchburg Virginian
The following letters have been received i,
Messrs. Clay and McDuffie, to whom the than/
of the meeting recently held in Lynchburo I
(Virginia,) were presented for the able and«
trepid manner in which they had resisted Ey
cutive usurpation:
Washington, Feb, 1
Gentlemen—I received a copy of the n- i
tions adopted on the 9th ultimo, at a meetiri
numerous citizens of Lynchburg, which yoif/i
me the favor to transmit to me. For the di!r
guished notice wdiichthey have been pleased*
take of my humble exertions against dar'
usurpation, and in defence of the constituti
the laws, and the public faith, I feel grateful <!°n'
sibility. If the country shall become conv> ‘
ed of the dangers impending over our liberti
I shall feel that my earnest and constant i .
not always successful, endeavors, will not hav'
been exerted altogether in vain. I rejoice th-’
the people of the State to which I owe my birr
see those dangers in their true light. The
is, that the Executive branch of the governor!
of the United States, during its whole prome,‘
has been making incessant encroachments ir
on the powers of the Legislative department
and ot the Senate. In justification of the C
seizure of the public purse, doctrines have b *
advanced on the floors of the two Houses/
Congress, which belong to the age of the B,
tish Stuarts. If these doctrines are sanctioned
and maintained by the people, the supremae
of the Executive will be completely estabi/ .. 1
ed. But the proceedings of the Lynchburg
other public meetings of the people, authV.,
hopes of a different result.
I am, gentlemen,
With great respect,
Your obedient servant,
H. CLAY.
Messrs. J. R. D. Payne,
Samuel I. Wiatt, &c. &c.
Washington, Feb. z :
Dear Sir—I have received a copy of ceru
resolution adopted by a meeting of the citizen.
Lynchburg over which you presided, relative;
the removal of the public deposites from th ,
Bank of the United States. Amongst the re,o' !
tions adopted at that meeting is the tenderingn
the thanks of the freemen there assembled!:
my recent efforts to vindicate the constitution.,
rights of the Legislative body against the e;.
croachmentsof the Executive branch, and tore*
cue the public treasure from the hands that ha -
seized upon it, in violation of the law, and oft.
plighted faith of the country.
I beg you, Sir, to be the organ of comma:,
eating to the citizens of Lynchburg mygrat*
ful acknowledgments fur this flattering nu:?.
of their approbation.—Those who conteac
for justice and liberty and public faith. agai.v (
the power of the Executive government, susta. r
ed by the public patronage and that systemo: li
party organization and discipline which is ra
pidly extending its fatal sway even to the Sout
of the Potomac, need all the encouragemen
which can be derived from the unbought ar
unsuborned voices of undrilled and indepn
ent freemen. The political auspices are n.
deed, alarming. 'Never, in any age or country
has the march of usurpation been so daring.
rect and undisguised.
I am more alarmed at the arguments by wk
the recent usurpation has been defended than,
the usurpation itself. I am prepared to demon-j
strate, in my place, that they go to the fulller' ?
nf making the President omnipotent; leaving . .
:he vain mockery of Legislative power strict f
imited, with the Executive power without lie
;ation. But my trust is in the intelligence of t:•
people. I believe that the day of retributic
s at hand, when the band of office holders, v
nave supplanted the constitutional advisers: |
the President, will call upon the mountain?’
cover them from the awakened indignation
the people.
Accept, sir, the assurance of my respect.
GEO. M’DITflE
John R. D. Payni:, Esq. |
DRAWS THIS DAY
Virginia State Lottery.
For the benefit of the Petersburg Btnevolt '1 |
chanic Association,
Class No. 3 for 1S34,
Will be drawn at Catts’ Tavern, West End.
Saturday. February 22
HIGHEST PRIZE $15,000.
Tickets $4 50; halves 2 25; quarters 112
To be had in a variety of numbers of
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Virginia State Lottery,
For the benefit of the Petersburg Benevolo'
Class No. 3 for 1834.
To be drawn at Catts’ Tavern, West En«.
Saturday, February 22 I
l prize of $15,000 1 prize ot ‘• I
l do of 8,000 5 do of 1 [
Tickets $4 50; halves 2 25; quarters i ^ \
To be had in a variety of numbers at
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Upper end Kin" Sreet, near the UiaS°»a. .
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;ash or prize tickets, promptly iittmi'i*^^
DR A WS THIS DA >
Virginia State Lottery, . ,
For the benefit of the Petersburg Bend11 r,‘
Class No. 3 for 1834, ,, F
ro be drawm at Alexandria, Va. o'1' ‘
February 22
66 Number Lottery—10 Drawn />• ^
. prize of $15,000 I 1 prize of
. do of 8,000 I 5 prizes of
Tickets S4 50; halves 2 25; quarter*
On sale in great variety by .
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ARCHITECTURE. e(j.
JUST received, The Practical n(,,
penter; being a complete deie■ i
he Grecian Orders of Architecture, f():r E
nd arranged in such a simple, I*w* jeJSto1
rehensive manner, astobeeasiiv .jngto(*
ach example being fashioned a* eo cont2‘:.
tyle and practice of the present
ig one example of the Tuscan On > ()lle d J
mples of the Doric, three of the ’ CocV
mple of the Corinthian, and one o ajaj.
te Order, with all their details, dra* pesif ‘
;ale; to which are added a series
>r“Porticos, Frontispieces, P°0^; tters,^ |
aps and Sills, Sash-Frames and &
nd Sur-Base Mouldings, Architn -j c0pp’
igraved on sixty-four large Ql ‘ a
lates, by Asher Benjamin. Arch v
r the American Builder’s ConijM"^
The Rudiments of Architectui •
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