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THE BANNER.
"liberty and my native soil."
CHARLES H. ALLEN, Editor.
Abbeville C. H., S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1846,
u Horutio" shall appear in our next.
fdr* We are requested to say thai
there will be an Examination of the
scholars at Barrettsville Academy, under
the charge of Mr. Reid, on the 23d
and 24th instant. The public are invited
to attend.
We were handed on yesterday a
cotton bole, grown by Mr. Jas. M. Belcher.
Id"* On Saturday last, the Anniversary
of our National Independence was
celebrated at this place with all the
pomp and parade becoming such an occasion.
The early dawn was ushered
in V?v tVlP rnnrinnr nf nannnn or./l
... w? VMUI1UII j Uim 111L
"soul stirring drum" reminded us?
could we possibly forget?that our national
jubilee was at hand. Joy and
gladness seemed to pervade all ranks,
and the day will long be remembered
here. By 10 o'clock, the streets were
thronged with persons from the country
and village ; and the procession being
formed by Lieut. Cot. McGowen, headed
by the McDuffie military band, moved to
the grove, where the exercises of the
day were gone through to the satisfaction
of all present. We deem any extended
remarks upon this subject unnecessary,
as the proceedings in full will
be seen m this week's paper.
tdr* We have not as vet Ifiampi? the
result of the election for officers of the
Palmetto Regimen*. The following is
the result so far as heard from:?r
For Colonel.
P.M.Butler, 214 Jas. Jones 55
Lieut. Colonel.
Dickinson, 135 Nettles, 71
Walker, 61
Major.
Gladden, 111 Cantey, 86
Butler, 60 Marshall, 80
fCt1* We have nothing of interest
Hum iuc army, it was me impression
in Galveston at the latest dates that the
main body of the army would take their
line of march for Monterey about the
10th instant. '
It is stated by one of the letter
writers from Washington,that the'President
has ordered Gen, Gaines to be
tried by court martial for his recent
inovements in calling out volunteers
for the Mexican war without authority,
and that he is now under arrest, awaiting
the organization and convening: of
the court.
The Senate has this day, says
the Washington Union of the 29th ultimo,
confirmed the nomination of Gen.
Taylor to the rank of Major General
in the U. S. Army under the late act oi
June 16th; also, that of Col. W. O.
Butler, of Ky., to be Major General ol
volunteers.
The Tariff.?We regret to learn by
the late Washington papers, that there
is considerable doubt as to the passage
of the tariff bill now, in consequence
of a movement of the Ohio delegation.
Mr. Brinxerhoff, in in a violent speech,
defined the position of the Ohio delegation,
and declared that they would not
support the present tariff bill, but would
vote for the amendment moved by Mr.
Hungerford, of N. Y. The principal
objection to the hill is the proposed tax
on tea and coffee; they would not vote
for it as a war measure, or to please the
Administration. He stated also that
the Administration had no claims upon
Ohio; that she had been neglected in
xne aisiriDuuon 01 omcea; that she was
the third State in the Union, and yel
I
what had she got from the Administration?
Has she a foreign minister? not
one. A charge ? not one. A consulship
of the first or second class ? not one; c
That all these officers are from slave {
C!fo #nn
K/IUIV/O* ^
This movement from those who have
declared themselves the advocates of a s
tariff reform, was unlooked for and {
shameful in the extreme; and there is g
every probability now that the tariff of
'42 will remain unchanged during the
present session. c
fTjr* The following is a list of addi- j
tional Volunteers to the McDuffie ^
Guards:?
Thos L Gantt J L Beck
J W Foshee Newton Anderson ?
' Jno J Harp James Smith J
! Josiah Patterson John H Spoon a
. Hudson Loftius Jas Dawson t
7 w T
| iv vauuii jaiucs uuLiiauad ^
Jno Henry Power John Adaras
The following is a list of Volunteers ^
who offered their services on the 23d <(
May last, but were omitted in the pub*
' lished list:?
T L Whitlo# W G Coleman
Benj Johnson . , *
The following Preambles and I
Resolutions were passed at the late ses- A
sion of the Quarterly meeting Confe- F
rence of the Cokesbury circuit held at n
Asbury, commencing on the 4th inst. 1
WhearXs, it has pleased Almighty c
God, in the wise dispensations of his b
providence to remove from amongst us, a
during the present year, our beloved brother
Thomas W. Wii.t.iams. who has
been, for a number of years, identified a
with us as Class Leader and Circuit
Steward; we deem it our privelege to A
express our views in respect to this p
I mournful event; Therefore,
, 1st Resolved, That in the death of
Thomas W. Williams, the M. E. *
Church, South, has lost one of her most a
devoted and attached members; the e
Cokesbury circuit one of her most zeal- t)
. ous class leaders and stewards, and the .
Itinerant Minister's a friend indeed,
2d. Resolved, That whilst we bow
with christian resignation to the Divine g
> decree, we are cheered by the fond hope fc
that our loss is his infinite gain. tl
3d. Resolved, That as a token of our
' regard for the virtues of our deceased v
brother, the Secretary be directed to *
leave a blank page, in the journal with e
i his name inscribed therein. f
4th. Resolved, That we affectionately ^
tender to sister Williams our fateraal
regards and sympathies in her sad bereavement.
i 5th. Resolved, That the Secretary of \
i this Conference, transmit a copy of t
these resolutions to sister Williams, and
to the Editors of the Southern Christian 8
Advocate, with a request that they be n
published. a
Passed by a unanimous rising vote, d
Whereas The practice of using our
.Church for other purposes thai^those
that have a tendency to promote religion; a
has become an alarming <a|evance44 *c
"Therefore. ** * I v.
u
Resolved, By the second Quarterly .
meeting Conference of the Cokesbury \
I circuit, that in future, our Churches
must notjbe.i^ed for any other piloses F
i than that promotive of religion. d
Resolved, Tnat this preamble and t]
' resolution be published in the Abbeville
Banner.
July 4, 1846.
b
The Mexican Army.?It is stated *
that Gen. Taylor has expressed a
desire that a force of regulars ^
: should be substituted for a portion n
of the vast body of volunteers now fj
. concentrating in Mexioo. Expe- 1
rienced military men are appre- ?
bensive that an army almost ex- ?
clusively composed of volunteers,
harried to the scene of action, will 1
be found insubordinate and unmanageable.
J
Gen. Gaines in his letter to the 0
Louisiana Legislature, says
"In the year 1814, at the head o
of the crippled remnant of Brou n's w
gallant division, while that mas* ti
ter-rspirit of the Northern frontier a
was bleeding under the wounds
which his achievement of the vie- a
tory of Lundy's Lane cost him. I c(
, had the proud satisfaction of meel
ting, at the head of that division,
t upon the 1 anada side of Lake o;
' Erie, near double our number of ex- h
1 perienced British veterans, and ti
1 beating them in twenty three conflicts, n
i on twenty-three different days and E
. nights" !! / ! ? ? \
(for the banner.)
Fourth of July CelebJ&tion.
The 70th Anniversary of our Nationil
Independence was celebrated at Ab>eville
Court House, with unusual in
erest and military splendor.
The dawn of day was hailed by a
alute of thirteen guns from the District
ield piece, in honor of the Old Thirteen
States.
At 10 o'clock, a procession was formid
in the public square of the Village,
insisting of the Abbeville Light Inantry,
the Mexican Volunteers, the Arillery
Company, Officers of the Day,
Quests and Citizens generally; and to
nrown all, there appeared in this procession,
under command of our fellow-citizen
Major Spierin, and in martial array,
l youthful band of patriots, to the num>er
of forty, from 5 to 12 years of age,
ind bearing to the breeze the star spanned
banner, together with three others,
laving the following inscriptions:?
!What our fathers purchased with
heir blood, we will defend with our
ives." " Liberty?the Constitution?
Jnion." " Our Country's Hope."
Under the escort of the Abbeville
Jght Infantry, and commanded by Col.
tfcGowen, Marshal of the Day, the
irocession moved, to the sound of
nartial music, to the grove near Mrs.
lllen's spring, whore was found a large
oncourse of ladies, comprising the chief
icauty and intelligence of the District,
.Iready congregated, and anxious to holor
the occasion, with their presence
,nd approving smiles.
Upon a prelude from the Band, Mr.
V. A. Lee, after an eloquent and apiropriate
preface, read the Declaration
f Independence ; and Hiram Titman,
Ssq.. Orator of the Day, delivered a very
ble and patriotic address, which reflectd
credit upon himself, and was listened
3 with intense interest and pleasure by
he audience.
The company then partook, m the
love, of an excellent barbacued dinner,
I.. J r?.1 ?
tauuauiiiiy prcparcu iur uie occasion Dy
be Committee of Arrangements; after
viiicu the regular iuusis were read, and
esponded to with enthusiastic applause,
ach toast being followed by a salute
rom the cannon, and with appropriate
nusio from the Band of the McDuffie
Guards.
The Volunteers for the Mexican war,
rere special guests of the day, and for
he prompt and patriotic tender of their
ervices in the hour of their country's
leed, they were greeted again and
gain with the hearty cheers and plauits
of their fellow-citizens.
After the reading of the regular
aasts, majiy volunteer sentiments were ^
4eo giVen- by individuals; when tVe
ompaqy, in good*order, andhat an early
ioi!ff, dispersed, hfghly pleased and ela- '
|d with the festivities of the day.
The whole proceedings gSve general
leasure and satisfactioq^and were conucted
in a spirit and manner worthy
lie occasion. 4
REGULAR TOASTS.
? _ A mt ? ?
i si me aay we uelebrale: L?et it ever
e welcomed in a spirit and manner 1
worthy its glorious nativity. 1
2d. Our Revolutionary Sires: The 1
ighest tribute we can offer to their
leraary, is to preserve inviolate the glo- '
ious heritage they left us, and transmit
unimpaired to posterity.
3d. The American Union: Upon the
rinciples of the Constitution, let it last '
irever. _ 1
4th. The Immortal memory of George <
Washington. : 1
5th. The memory of General Andrew ,i
ackson: " Heaven lent him length of i
ays, and he filled them full with deeds <
f glory." s
6th. James K Polk: He holds the reins t
f government with a steady hand, and
whilst guided by the principles of free j
rade as expressed in his message, his ]
dministration will be supported. t
7th. Free Trade: The bond of peace *
mong nations; first among its advo> i
ates, are Sir Robert Peel and John CJu
/ainoun, tne two great statesmen of tbte
ge, ' / 1
8tb- Gen Taylor: His achievements t
f the 8th and 9th of May, have/won ?
oner for himself, security lor our 'jfron- i
er, and unfading glory for our national /
rms; long life and success to "Old i
tough and Ready. c
9th. The Senate of the United States:
? a 1'
Fit counsellors of freemen; their conduct
in the settlement of the Oregon
question, evinces moderation and firmness,
and has increased our confidence in
:.j i _*
men wisuuni una vinuu.
10th. The War with Mexico: On our
part unprovoked, and prosecuted not
for conquest, but in self defence, and
for the permanent security of our rights.
11th, Volunteers J or the Mexican
War; Your prompt and patriotic response
to the call of the country, proves
with what alacrity the citizen can become
the soldier. We have confidence
that you will sustain the pride of your
district, and- the honor of our country.
We bid you welcome, thrice welcome to
our festive board.
^ To this toast, J F Marshall, Esq.,
<Japt ot the volunteer corps rose and responded
in a very happy and appropriate
manner, and gave the following sentiment
in reply.
The Carolina Volunteers: Should
their services in the defence of their
country, be actually required in the battle
field, they will crown their gallant
State, with laurels of immortal fame, as
did their ancestors at Eutaw, King's
Mountain, and Cowpens. j
12th. The memory of Mnjors Brown
and Ringold> and their companions in
arms who fell upon the Rio Grande,
bravely fighting in the defence of their
country.
13th. Woman: It is hers to quicken
the soldier to deeds of heroism by
sweet annlause: sh*? smilps r?nt nnnn
11 ? 1 - - -f?
" the laggard in love, or the dastard in
war."
VOLUNTEER TOASTS.
By T C Perrin Esq., the President
of the day.? T/ic war with Mexico:
Brought on by an entire disregard on
the part of Mexico, of the rights and
honor of our country. It must be prosecuted
to an honorable peace, even
though the powers of Europe should
combine against us.
By J H Wilson Esq.. Vice President.?
The Abbeville Volunteers for
Mexico: First at the post of honor and
of duty. In the hour of their country's
need, they have promptly tendered
their services in her defence; their
country will not forget, but reward their
devotion.
By T P Spierin Esq., 2d. Vice Presidet.-*?-T%e
officers and soldiers of the
Revolutionary war: Although their bodies
are in dust, their spirit still survives
to animate their sons on the plains of
Mexico.
By Committee of Arrangements.?
Judge Wardlaw: The pride of our district?an
honor to the State.
By Hiram Tilman Esq, Orator of
the day.?The citizens of Abbeville:
May they continue to celebrate the birth
day of their independence, in this same
liberal and highly patriotic manner.
By Col. McGowen, Marshal of the
day.-"TAe ArtilleryThe brilliant conduct
of Ridgely and Duncan, in the
bloody cannonades of Palo Alto and
Pe La Pa)ma, attest the efficiency of
the arm of service to which they belong.
By W H Lee.? The Declaration of
Independence <? As a model of Composition,
as a dear exposition, and manly
vindication of the rights of man,?surpSsse'd^y
no production of ancient or
modern times: ' It will-ewe remain a
moni^nent tp the talents and patriotism
of Thomas Jefferson.
By Lieut. James Perrin.?The Ladies
of Ab6eville; Generous and virtuous,
beautiful and lovely.
" May suns to come,'astound they wheel,
Their golden moments bless,
With all that tender hearts can feel,.
Or lovely fancy guess."
.By J B Moragne, Lieut of the Volunteers,?Col
Pierce M Butler: A gallant
and brave officer; the South Carolina
Volunteers trust him as the man
who is to lead them to victory and fortune.
By Lieut Cochran of the Volunteers.
?Gen Winfield Scott: May he always
have soup enough to keep him at home
where he will not interfere with Gen.
Taylor in the command of the American
forces, and where he will be equally
secure from a fire in front, and a fire
in the rear.
^ By DrH H Towns.?-The McVuffie
Guards: We know the men, and are
sure they will on the field of battle, sus:ain
the proud name of South Carolina.
Bv Maj B W Stewart.?Hon. George
McDuffie: A true patriot; his principle#
are adopted solely with a view to
he good of his country, without the
(lightest reference to selfishness or corrupt
ambition, a rare virtue in politicians
?f this dav. v
Bv B Y Martin F.?n?TA?
? j ? ? ?? ? * ?n/ 4F*c?ciyifrr>
?<?r .* A Southern measure; the result v
>f the counsels and poliey of Southern
Statesmen] waged for the maintenance
ind security of Southern interests and in?
tiiiUions; let not Southern patriotism, <
md valor fail fo sustain its bold and vig- j
nrous prosecution. > ' 1
By Liet Selleck.?The Committe of \
Arrangements: We are mainly indebted
to them for the sumptuous repast
which we have enjoyed this day. May
we always be blessed with just such
Committcft.
Judge Wardlaw,being called on by the
President of the day for a toast, observed
that he would give the sentiment of a
true poet, and which should animate the
bosom of every youthful volunteer for
Mexico.
" A garland for the heroe's crest,
Woven by her he loves the best."
By Lucien H Lomax.?Capt Mar*
shall: The flag which lie received at
the hands of one of Abbeville's fair
i /Io 11 rvVk~A~
u?ugi?i?ig j may lie ucvci pctlllll IIS gOr-?
geous colors to be soiled in the dust;
but' streaming in alt its orignial lustre,
bear it heroically and triumphantly
through
" The shock, the shout, the groan of
battle."
By W L Hodges, O S Volunteers.?
Senalot Benton; His conclusive argument
on the Oregon boundary question,
has exhibited tallent and research of a
high and rare character. The thanks
of two continents should be given him.
By W A Cobb.?May he who loses
an eye in the service of his country, never
see poverty or distress with the other.
By E. Kingsmore, O. S. A. L. I.?
The Artillery; The bone and sinew of
the district. They, together with the
brave and gallant Guards, have Abbe*
ville's tenderest affections
By Harmon Stephenson.?Our Banner
; The gift of the fair daughters of
Abbeville, who have from our first organization
taken great interest in our
prosperity and welfare ; may they never
regret it, and may their lives present
one uninterrupted scene of peace and
happiness.
By T M Wilson.-?Daniel Webster ;
He has triumphed over his assailants,
let no eminent American Statesman be
hereafter accused upon such slight and
spurious evidence.
By Joel Smith.?J C Calhoun ; Deserves
the highest gratitude and praise
of his fellow citizens, for his bold, firm
and untiring exertions in bringing about
a compromise of the Oregon question^
By Hugh Torbit.?The braggadocio
threats of Mexico, are as vain as was the
cowardly promise of Santa Anna. He
that would not advocalc his country's
cause, let him share the fate of 109
Psalm 8 verse.
By Wm Buttler.?Commanding officers
of the McDuffie Guards; If called
on to fight in defence of their country,
may they adopt the language of the gait
lant May, when ordered to charge the
Mexican batteries?" follow me," and
may those of their command respond to
the call.
r>? nr% n rr w n ?
xjy ui x xv vnury.?nun j t/
houn; The great conservator of the
peace, honor and interest of his country.
By Lt, Col. D O Hawthorn.?Th&
McDuffie Guards.; Volunteers for Mexico,
may they contend for justice and
equity, with the same principles that
Gen. George McDuffie does in Congress
for Southern rights and Southern princir
pies.
By Cadet T K Jackson, U S M A.?
Hon A Burt: An immediate Representative
in Congress ; may he long live to
receive the merited applause of a grateful
constituency,.
By an Irishman.?Ihe United States
of America: The asylum of E.rins persecuted
sons and daughters : lonir mav
Q J O J
she deserve the proud appellation of
^ The land of the free and the home of
the brave."
By Z. Br id we 11.?John C. Calhoun ;
The Champion of South Carolina?surpassed
by none of his age; marked by
his boldness and intrepidity in defend*
ing- free trade principles; may he
be successful in establishing these principles,
and in 1848 be permitted, by the
unanimous voice of the nation, to preside
over its destinies
By B P Hughes.?The most creative
imagination avails not to picture the
noon of our mighty republic now in iu
infancy; commerce, science and free-r
dom, are its fates, and the web over
?- .? _t_ ?i t *
wmcn iney preside is out begun.
B L Posey.?The Army of Occupation
: By their fortitude and unmurmuring
patience during their sufferings,
caused by the unfeeling neglect of
Marcy, and their bravery and skill on
the 8th and 9th prove them to be iq aU
the essential qualities of soldiers not in*
ferior to the choicest troops that ever foLlowed
the standard of Napoleop,
By Dr Cain.?Qapi. Marshall and
hit corps: Should they be called into
their countnr's service?may they be
crowned with laurels 'x nyiy the garland
of fame encircle their every brow, and
then when the war is over, and they
phall return home, we will open our
arms to receive them, our hparts to wel*
come them, and our purses to irive them
good cheer: who ae&rres * higher
mede of praise than the gallant volunteer*.
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