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t , I. 11 i I? ii ! HT.,.JAMB.,,R,f MORJtl.' ti! THE SPIRIT. OF DEMOCRACY,- v b published Try Saturday at the following ratas A. A - t f 3 . . vv par whiuib, 11 pain in ruct .92 09 ; " : l paid within tb year. ; 00. " ,, if paymaot ba deter ad tutti' sArhe expiration of thayear.. ?,. f Q ?J -n-t 'v, J,-TO SUBSCRIBERS. I . .'"''.!' . Mo paper will be diacooUnuad, except at be eptkra of the editor until all arrears are paid. f , 09 All communications sent by mail must be post-paid. , . .f ! r " ' X f , ill! UUlUlbl iiCWIT .(' n i i iifl. Minima kaiiit i i jlug uuiuicrs TO f HE WHIG APPEAL FOR HIS VOTt.1 . ii ,Gie you my rote! JJo: sot lo fare ,;')' ,1 bis enaiterea ooay iron me grave. , Your perjured party I ditclaira , . , .; : Treason in nature, Whig in name, ' ' ,, or- To those who would my reaaon know, . , Tie thU Ire fought in Mexico. ' -t i -j ii V' '"' "J f'"" ' 1: While thro' our ranks awept grape and shell, ! And yielded none, though hundred! felt While each who lank in the advance " " : Was spitted by a brigahd'a Isnca While we our country 'a colore bore- i Triumphant through the battle's roar, :- " ! Yeu gave the murderous foeman aid ' : You whetted each assassin's blade Wii ,YtK to thecowards courage gave, i:' n -r, Heaped curses ob your country's brave; n And new you change at once your note, i ... ? ;;i And uk soldier for bis vote! $ Think you your voices could not reach 1 ;To Yera Cruz's conquered beach i t . , w Or that your curses died away Before the walls of Monterey! , , . Not aol, in every conquered town, . . The language quoted waa your own: ' In every printed Aztec sheet, ' . f iTo'ur speeches we were sure to meet ' ' " 1 vote your fraudfuf ticket? No; ' For have fought in Mexico ! ' s Yousay that Taylor leads you on! : My vote tor Tsylor must be thrown; ' ; He weara the soldier's laurel leaf - : " tie ie the aoldiery honored chleC ' ' fTis true. " His honors are his own: ' He won them by the sword alone. But where the honor lo command i : Oi traitor Whigs ravenous band, .Who heaped dishonor on the cause . ' , ., ,: ,' In which he won the world's applause! . ( . i To bring him from bis high estate, , ;. Elect him as your candidate; , , ,. . ; , ., BuHo not ask a euldier's hand ; .. Tq stamp him with the foul Whig brand. , . 1 Against his fame I strike no blow ; t r 1 fought with him iu Mexico! , 1 Give me the men who, true and bold, 1.1 l !.'' Their country and their flag uphold, , ' 'Whatever force our shores aaaail, ' -Whatever war-cry fills the gale; " " ' : r8toop not to wrong, from high or low 'An insult answerby a blow; "'''" ' ' t-' "Who make our flag, on shores and seas, The prbudest flag that floats the breeze. i ! Give me the Democratic creed ' ' :Bold men in word and brave in deed; .No traitors, sycophants aud knaves; (: , . , Jipne yho dishonor soldiers' graves; , None who, when evil days betide, r .' Are ever on the foeinan's side; , ,., .Who gallant bearta heap insults on, . But cheer them when the victory'e won. (Nay, shrink not, friend I mean no harm; In Mexico I left an arm: j ., , , . Peace has been ratified, you know, , 'And Mexicans are all aafe now. ' ' ' Seek some deserter, would you win " " 1 " A vote to help your party in; 1 ' .Or,, better, still, for voters go To Riley's men in Mexico! ' - Affecting Story of an Outlaw. K r B Y.it 0 H N I B L. There ;was a mao ih! nam8 Hays, who, in consequence ot I Know , nol what violation of thn law, had taken hirnself (a the regions along our fron tier, which the King of the Netherlands thought proper to recommend the aban donment pf not .long ago. j Hays had been well educated, and was a fiery in trepid fellow. ;:';.( .. i ..,,,Sir" said h; 9 me;pne ,dayt j u dm a' sad fellow very, childish, very wjeked, and of course, very .wretched. 1 am a fool 1 know, but I can't help it. .,1 '.never, saw a fur capfpf t,hal color, . pointing to his pwn which lay jteanv ing on. a settee befoie a huge' roaripg .lire; on the heaa ot a ooy, wiinouneei inn as ; if I could cry' my eyes out, f. 1 t (lave been whal yau told me you once ' swer?-a husband and a father, a proud father, and a happy husoanay. xou re- - member the fires we had in 1824 1 'WH r 1 had' camped out! that.falSamd was - making a iortune, hoWi and .with what t? rie w is nobody's business., . You needn't i stare 1 law the question rising in your throat i. Well, 1 had left roy wiftj; n6 )matter ' why; incompatibility if lyoU tplease.r All 1 have lo ssy, is, that she was altogether too good for me. Had 1 she been more of a.woman and less of : an Bngl,'"F should not have Iften Vfhat vl Mm now ( artbuicastii wanderer j a hunted outlaw, . Oh, you needn't stare, rve told you- about all 1 mean JO' tell you On thai head; ' J '"i - Well, we separatea, n, pjain Png lish, i ran away and left .toy ..wife't; tak ing with ma only orie poor child, my : poof dear Jerry ; the onlychild I was ui-e bl"; for'' between ' ourselves,'' my; 7: good sir; the devil had put it inl6 my head to be jealous of my wife ana p I left her with all the children with gray end blue eyes,' and took wilby me the only one that resembled mt.i Abt jif 't. 1" . -:rOvi'.' . ' f,i vV.-il .;. :!:;''. uniRCIn A MSASCkCf , Am MSB WHO WItS. Cf r. -..(ii 'i t -i. " --I r r' ..'. : 1 you could have seen that boy's eyes. They were- like sunshint though as U Sin VO UU 'lllta uu w m w am Wnrk as death.' - Well. Jerrv and leot death.' W ell, Jerry and i got along pretty well for nearly three years, when one day l receivea a tetter irom mv nnor wife." savin? that Luther, mv eldest, boy; and the two babies were in their graves two were drowned in each oihei'a arms the other died of a broken heart; a mere baby, but it pined itself to death. after I disappeared; she tnld-ma so. and I believed her: askine for poor lather a hundred times a day, and wnenever H awoxeja ,ne nigui and drinff, literally dying, with that up on his lips. My wife added that she was coming home. . - What could I say t I knew that I had wronged her; that 1 was a toot and. a madman;. our, ,wnai could 1 say! v.- v; j?.-.- s.'r u .ovisj i Will. our Arranirements were made. and I sat off to meet her leaving my . s a poor little boy at home, witn a nirea man to take care of' him, until 1 got har.lt. To be sure that he would not go astray I had tied a young Newfound land puppy, ol wmcn ne was very fond, to the post of his trundle bed telling him to remain until 1 returned with his mother, which might be in. the course of that afternoon or towards night-fall." ' ' : ' i 1 ; : : ; : He had stopped and his breath chang ed,' but after a few minutes, began anew in a lower and steadier;; though much altered tone; ' "f;'; ! , "Well sir, we met once more, and she torgave me; and we were happy. And so I took her.into my arms, lifted her into the saddle, and we started togeth er tw,o as, happy creatures as there were on the lace of the earth notwith standing the self reproach and heavi ness I ielt on hearing the. particulars ol what I cannot bear to speak of vet, or even think of the death of Luther and bis two elder -sisters. , Poor . Luther poor babyl Well,, we were already more than half way back to ;the place where she was prepared to, see her lit tle nestling asleep, and dreaming of its mother his dear new mother, as he rnllrl. nnd oersiated in calling her from the moment I told him she was coming to live with us. Poor little fellow! .lentil v. as we were descending the top of the : hill our horses began to snort my wile caugni my arm, aoa a 1 turned toward her, I saw the whole western sky in a partial glow. ., The woorli were on' fire! Before I could speak, a strange darkness swept by, and I felt as if the hand ol death were upon me. 'I tried to apeak, but could not. : 1 could only urge my wife to fol low, and clapping spurs to my horse, 1 rode straightway to the, fire. Once only did I turn and then only to look back and forbid her to follow me any further." '" ny- - :'! "Well, I arrived at the place, and there f fnnnrl benr with me Datientlv first thehired girl, half frightened out of her senses, and hiding under ft tence. i natmA kam-nf mv. hnv. ; Sh atnnrl a- aoncu v. J - ghast at the inquiry. ' Her only reply was B wandering 'of the eyes as if in search of something. At last, .with great difficulty, she recollected herself enough to say; that she had seen the fire in time to escape 'with- my boy that beirig dreadfully fatigued, though she had not run far, she sat down to rest herself, looked towards the path by which we were 'expected and some how o'r other she fell asleep and that the last she remembered was something little Jerry had .said 'about flying back to "untie- poor Carlo. ' My heart bad died away within me.' I knew that I was childless-i knew it don't talk to rtrtM Knew it. It was so. -When I arrived at my house, I found it nearly destroyed 'by fire; and a little way off lay my poor boyi' with Carlo Watching over4 him.; The child 1 was dead that is Carlo you see here; 'M'wire is m the madhouse at Philadelphia, and here m, l,God forglve me. , 7itn , Great Cornfield ani Great Country. ""I' iravelTer''writerfio: hff'Toledo Rfad: from the" Wabash Vallert. as fol. lows 1 viewed theYl 000 aere fietd of feom (on Wea PrameO'bf the Hon. -a, L.'llswoTth.' late Commissioner of Pa tertts; wh'ei-o 'thW'year 60,000 bushels acre nil adioininir ' Corn is raised bv fcpntracf. for 4Jto 5 cents' per bushel, taken in the field,'"' Hog are raised on clover.'oats and co'Vn.'and it is not on- frequent Id -find", farms ' with 1,500 of those grunters. OnUhe' Grand Prairie, fip less thah 1 0,000 Cattle, from one to fTjr yaVs old,' were.' feeding ill different fierds'forythe Easternmarketone, herdsmah'taking care'of 'fronr two' to four tinndred, for a oonjpensation ol ten cents per bead, per nronth. fa will prPbably be raised without hoeing, simply' ploughing the corn two ot' three tirrips. " 1 maf saV too. that I saw 5000 W W A X I Ax K il h II. 1: J.A K 71 :l 1 1 V 'J I 'l ' Mil yii; jiiyuMAi;i, ' : . ! . " . ' ' : Extract i.- , a n. w r. i l ; . . . a . FR0M XHE sPEECHOF HON. rUMcCLEL- i . LANd, 1ST THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN- t LAND, 1ST THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN TATIVES, JULY 1, 1848,.-, - ii 7 lr. ,- ii:.-. i Mrj Mr.niallnnrJ. ha viner shown that the item adduced in Mr. Andrew Stew art's speech, charging Gen. Cass with- extraordinary expenses, while acting as Indian Agent in Michigan, were erro neous, and some of them charged twb nr three times over, nrocaeds to exDlain the three different tables of expenses i m m an . & mi. as summed up oy mr. oiewar . me whnla amount ol extra Dav. charged as having been received by Lewis Cass, while acting as territorial uovemor and ex-officto Indian Agent of Michi gan, is $GO,42h Mr. McClelland shows from official documents that the amount is only $19,717, for eighteen years and six months public services,during which time the othce rent, cierK hire, iuci, sta tionarv, fee, was upwards ol $14,000; and the distance travelled by General Cass, while negotiating with the Indians was up wards of ten thousand mites. knoat of which distance was travelled inbark canoes, through swamps, and many other laborious difficulties., This amount, ($12,712) extra expenses ol itrhipcn and a half vears service, is but one-eighth part of the amount required to bury & whig uongressman, ana js $1,270 less yearly than was given to the traitor Gen. Hull, whose heirs the whigs wished to make such conspicu ous pensioners! Mr. McClelland shows that General Taylor h has received $127,000 Irom this government besides extra expenses, charges, &e., which make his salary yearly, about $7,000! Gen. Scott too, has received $ 1 2,5 1 8,7 1 extra expenses, for a much shorter time in public service than Lewis Cass! And vet the whies make a ereat buu-a-boo about Gen. Cass's extra allowance of $12,712 for eighteen and . a half years service! Read the scathing remarks of Mr. McClelland:' . . i The first, as has been shown, was lor the actual and necessary expenses of hia local office as the superintendent of Indian Affairs, within the peninsula of ..... .. i . Michigan, during a space oi eignteen and a half years. It was therefore no pmnlnrnont or coniDensatiori whatever. It was to cover the expenses of the office, an J not the omcen . Ana uen. Cass,' when applying for it in 1821, says: "It may be readily presumed that, upon such a frontier, and in such times, my expenses must have , far exceeded the salary of my office. I can solerrin ly aver that I expended more than the whole sum received as salary," f$2,000 per annum,) and refers to Colonel Hunt Macomb, and incidentally to General Mc Arthur and Mr. Graham, all gentlemen distinguished lor their ve racity and integrity. (See Doc, 112, pages 4 and 5.".-w !" ;..'. u ..) The second item was for services and expenses as superintendent, and agent for numerous Indians not with in his superintendence', whicn dunes the law did not reauire of him to per form, and for which, as decided by Mr. Wirt, he was clearly entitled to extra compensation. One half ol this amount at lenat was for exDenses. , . fir the third item.it has already been shown that onlv $6,270 was. for com- pen8alKn, the balance being tor actual anA n.K.i,A,v evnensei Thus, instead of his having received over $100,500 or $60,431 mainly as extra corapensa tinn. the whole amount Daid him. for extra services of all kinds, beyond his salary as uovernor, did not exceea in eighteen nnd a half years, $13,457 50. This is probably tt far less sum than, on examination Ol me bcuuuiiis ui iiis uia- tingiiished bpponent' would shovr that he has received as extra compensation (luring his career of service j ' which ser yice, U,i.'o!4ipBgeme'n'!( iif, hiib' to say,. pas,; ior mo, gremr, ibi., wi..w time, consUted of qnly the, foxmal.rou tine of light military duty, at compara tively unimportant po8ts,and for. which, a tnlenletion of onlv his regular and or dinary pay and allowances, in the sev eral grades-througt wntcn ne nas pass ed, will show that he has received sep erate Bnd apart from extra allowances the tarre sum or S127,OUO-as win ap pear by H sratenrtent in my possession, . I! I ,(tfijll)..M'.T. ttU H-i.-ill t..t! Ii:.. uon. ., . , ; 1 do not desire io,"aoJshaH not, draw jJny " Invjdious ; cornparisons' '' between tltpsi two me'n.'.' !Mv'bhlv'(le8tre' is 'to that 'Reneral Tavlorl as- well' as General Css, has Received his share of the public treasure; at the same time 1 am, candid enough to frankly. admit that he deserved every lartning ne receivea. General Cass has received nothing from the General Government 'that others U,ui a At Vcnoitrarf fof aiirriiiaf 'aKrvicei. IIU W UVLIVVl'v - ; I. wil now 'devbte" k few1 moments' to showing Hat it hat been the Invariable practice ol the Gbvernment! to'mako MB THoaS! rBIMOir f.Ii ASP MaUSDKU IS) TO .. I ..... - . r what the gentleman pleases to denomi nate extra allowance; and I do it with no malicious or improper spirit, but on ly ibr the purpose of relieving a distin guished man' character from a vile as persion. .;:-f;. , ,, , , Gen. Scott received the following, see Doc, No. 6, p. 41: . 1. for per diem of. $6 from ;;. Sept.. 23, 181 8, to 17 May, j , 1810, engaged in the com- ' , , , , pletion of a work for the : army, by order of the War ! . Department, , $1,436 00 2. Por a per diem of $6, en- ( ,,; ( , gaged in 1824 in revising , military tactics, .1,104 00 3. Similar services in 1325, , . 540 00 4. Compensation as author , , and compiler of the new , .; rsystem of .discipline and ;.,. . tactics, , and ' for . superb- , . tending the printing of the same, . 5,000 00 5. For a per diem of $8, for .. one hundred and eighteen . days' service as commis sioner with, Winnebagoes, ,v : Sacs and Foxes at Chica go, Prairie. du Chien and ., Rock- Island, from June , 22nd to October 17, 1832, ,: . , $944.1 and mileage from . , , New York, by way of Chi cago and Prairie du Chien, -to Rock Jsland and back, '. 3,980 miles, at 40 cents .,, , ,,per milei $1,192; but' , Gen. Scott not to charge ; for army . transportations ; in his account as Major , General,. ., 2,136 00 6. For a per diem ot $8 for . -k ... two hundred and forty-four , . .-,: . days' service as-commis- ,; . 8ioner to treat and make arrangements with the Che- rokee Indians, from 10th , April - to 10th December, f . , 1838, $1,952, and his ex- .. penses during the time. $358 71.1 . .... ...... .: 3,310 7t Totai,. $12,518 71 George B. Porter, late Gov- ,. ernor of the Territory of - Michigan, for services sim-; ,. . ilar to those of Gen. Cass, . . see Doc. 6, p. , 38, re- . ceived during four yeara . and five months, ... $8,472 60 I might also tefer to the cases of Gov' ernor Duval of Florida and Governors Miller, Izard and Pope, of Arkansas, and others,!.) all the different department of the Government; but to do so would be consuming your time to little pur pose. But, after all, the gentleman from Pennsylvania has not in his own legis lative career, manifested any antipathy to these extra allowances. Only a few days ago, the bill to pay the widow of Joseph JNourse which was lor the pay ment of 3i per cent., for disbursing moneys while he was Kegister ot tne Treasurr amounting to $33,582 72, and whilst Mr. Nourse was,during most of the time, receiving a salary of $3,400 and $3,00 per annum, was under con sideration, and its merits were luuy dis cussed, and the gentleman could not have misunderstood it; and yet when the yeas and nays were ordered he vo ted for itw : The gentleman's party also gave as a 'gratuity to Mrs. Harrison, widow of Gen. Harrison, $25,000. 1 do not cive these instances for the pur pose of showing my disapprobation of themlor Of that l do not speaa out merely to exhibit the feelings and spirit of the man who has made many of these I will now, Mr. Chairman, direct the attention of the committee to the man neir in which the gentleman has stated these several nems in nis pruneu speecu in order to exhibit its '.unfairness,' and the iniustice clone to Gen. Cass. One of the charges in his account', which up to 1822, was allowed by Mr. uainoun, runs thus jn' the gentleman! speech: "trorn October 9, 1 813-' to July 31, 1 831 ; $1,500 per annuiri, extra iaaryj" when by referring to Doc. 1 1 2, we find instead of being for "extra' salary ," it was, "to cover nis expenses ior ouicq rent 'clerk hire. fuel, stationery," &c, In noticing the item' for making treat- leSf 6C, Ul VvCI1iiic, uaguian uu Saut Ste. I Marie, &c, he 'closes with these words "Fifty days' preparing before and after treaty," leaving it na ked and unintelligible, and, conveying the impression that venerai Lass had really put so much into his pocket, with out haying performed any service to deserve it; when the language used in Doc, No. ,6, from, which he copies is this: .And lorfifty'dtayaeitVaseiweef; previous and subsequent to the afore said treaties, in preparing fo if and car CrSECT --y . 1 ,r. No. 25. rying into effect the several stipulations thereof," explaining this - part of the item eatisfacto ril v. A s the rules of order will not permit me to state why he has resorted to the Procustean sys tem here, 1 leave it for you to determine what inference might be drarwn from it. In his second statement, which appears to be general, he ' asserts that ''fifteen hundred per' innum extra salary (he same to wnicn l nave Deiore. auuaea,; from , 1813 to 1831, nearly eighteen years, was "paid in 1831 j" which was years after the services were rendered. Now,. the documents and the accounts stated, show that the several amounts were paid in 1822, and thereafter when ever the accounts of General Cass were audited, there was no postponement or relusal ot payment, and no extraordi rtary delay. The gentleman from Penn sylvania has inserted in hist speech a particular and genera! statement of these items or account, and in his adai tion of one of his columns of figures he has committed an error of more than four thousand dollars; and it will be seen, that if he had entered the items properly, and made his calculation cor rectly, it would have satisfied him that the imputation of General Cass's charg ing twice for the same item was with out foundation. . A . ,.- Mi . Chairman, my time will not per mit me longer to dwell on this portion ol his. speech, which form. the adroit manner in which it is drawn up, is cnl culated and perhaps designed to mislead ana deceive the people. . Jt such was not his purpose, why were not all the items of account set down as they ap peared in. the. otncial documents from which they purported to have been ta ken? Did he act upon the maxim that "all's fair in politics?" I'should be glad to throw the mantle ot charity over it, but the circumstances are so strong, L- . I ; i l . . l . uiui i am inuouoi wnemer ucan oe as cribed to anything else than a disposi tion to pervert , me trutn. . , Thus, Mr. Chairman, 1 have endeav ored as briefly as the nature of the case would permit, to reply to this charge. whether successful or not,I submit most cheerfully to the candor and good sense oi mo commutes. . . A Federal Falsehood Nailed. Prentice, ol the Louisville Journal, the greatest liar in America, stated the story that Gen . Cass ro bbed somebody once of $10,000 in a land speculation. Of course such a slander was greedily seized by such billingsgate sheets as the Cleveland Herald and the Detroit Ad vertiser, and retailed as gospel truth those publishers knowing at the same time it was a most infamous falsehood. Here is a statement which ought to make these federal editors blush, if in deed there is any shame left in their villanous composition. , Read it it is from the Detroit Ad vertiser, the very paper that published the falsehood of which it is a blistering refutation. Plaindealer, Sprihowclls, July 81, 1848. To the Editor of the Daily Adverti$er: 1 Sir: 1 herewith hand you a copy of a communication, addressed by me to the editor ot the Louisville Journal, in re ply to an editorial article in that paper of the 20th instant, and which is repub lished in your paper of : this morning. You will, I hope, do me the justice as the agent of the association to publish it. I am very respectfully, . ' n " '' ' ' " Your obedient servant.' T : .- b. b. kercheval." ' Dethoit, July 29, 1848 To the Editor of the LouinilU Journal; . " - Siai' Yeur paper of the 20th inst., has just been put into my hands with its editorial article headed "Financial operations of Lewis ' Cass." ' : 7 -: As I was the Agent of the Western Land Association, so called, whose op erations' are alluded to, it is an act of justice not less to Gen. Cass than to myseii, mat, 4 . snouia puouciy , expose the falsehood of the, article, which J shall do by a very , brief statement, not permitting myself to doubt but that re gard far the truth will insure its admit ance into your columns. r . V; wt; -it '. In 1 836, an association was formed at Washington, for the purchase and en try of Western lands. " Gen. Cass was one of the company, and upon his rec ommendation, as he was Western man,' and had known me Irom youth, I was appointed the agent for making the purchases and locations, and 1 gave bond in a very heavy penalty "for the faithfut performance of my duties. The Hon. Henry Hubbard was Treas urer, and to him all the assessments were to be paid, except those of Gen. Cass, the funds for which being at De troit, were to be paid to me directly, agreeably to the articles of Association. They were so paid and credited by me', and were charged to me upon the books of the Treasurer, and accounted for on MECHANICAL KXRCUTION. ') TERMS OF ADTERTISINa." ' ' Jttbertisementi inserted at (0 cents per aqaare,' (iburteeo lines or less,) for rhe first insertion, an 25 cents for eacn subsequent insertion. One cot umn one month ft? 09. Three months $19. Sit months 16. Twelve montfcs $2. " ' .. JOB. FBIKTlHd . . Of every deacriptioa neatly and espadtdoBsh executed at the office of the 'Spirit of Democracy and at reasonable prices. ' - - the settlement. ; From time to time, at other funds were required, they were remitted to me by the J reaiurer. f It. is not true that Gen. Cass had the con trol of the whole business.' He had ho more to do with it than any other stock'- knllsr. Th nnrr.haaa were r.nirrhlU ted to my charge, and I received my authority and instructions from F. Mar- Koe, jr., iSq., ana irom. ins corres ponding secretary, and from the Hon. Henry Hubbard, the Treasurer. Geh.' Cass left the United States, as Minister return till 1843, long after the .dissoluV tion of the association,. 'and he nevef directed me in the execution of my du ties, either before or after his depar tore. , . I was responsible to the officers 6f the association, and upon, my earnest recommendation, its affairs were clos ed at Washington, in October J837 at which time I was requested to appraisq the property, which 1 did, and'- it 'was divided into forty-two ' shares, and as signed by lot, the lots being drawn by the Hon.- W. S. Fulton, of Arkansas, to each share-holder, and I have receipt in my. possession, showing the delive ry of the deeds to all the' parties ex cept the Hon. Daniel Webster, whose conveyance was delivered to W. R Thomas, Esq., his attorney. This, clos ed the business of the association under the articles of agreement. The prop erty of each person at his request, re mained in my hands for sale, till. August 1838, when the whole was surrendered up, and my responsibility ceased. Gen. Cass, as I have stated, was all this time in France, and he did-nol re ceive his proceeds of the purchases' till after his return, and then in properly at a loss of more than one half of the amount paid besides interest.' That the whole operation was unfortunate for all concerned no one : regrets more than I do; but it will excite no jurprjse when the hisloiy of the purchases of land in the Western country, in-1836 and 1837 is recollected, together with the prices given and the immense fall in the value of property which immedi ately afterwards took place. 'At any rate. I alone am resDonaiblo for. the Mir- J j T f chases, and 1 have yet to learn that there is the first allegation t did ,not acf in good' faith.' You say you areoti thorized to make this statement by a member of the Association a gentle mm who paid $10,000 into the- hands of Gen. Cass, or his Agent; ana who has never received any thing in consid eration of his money." ,' 1 shall not stop to expose the dishonesty of a man who, in making such a charge to effect a po litical object, says he paidUhat amount to Gen. Cass, r his Agent, when he must know perfectly well that I was the Agent of the Association and not of any individual composing it.; Does he mean by the disjunction here used that he does not know to which of them he paid that large sum, or hat he no vouch er either to show for itself, or to quick en his memory, or does be use' Gen Cass1 name when he knowl lie ases It fuUelyt .', ;, j I do not know who your informarit is, but whoever he may be, I know the statement to be . lalse, , and, 1 challenge him to the proofof if.: Uni! 1 have already explained how hN payments were made, and the books of the association and the accounts of the treasurer will confirm my assertion elf this man was a stockholder, nd paid his money to the treasurer, he -could not pay it to any one else, be had eith er sold out previous to the division," he received his share at the 'time the; division was made.' ; Z"' Tm? '.' I renew my challange i to jhirnVLtlt him show I ever received a dollar of his money and did not account for jt end he shall be repaid, with interest, as toon as the amount can be . counted down. It will be difficult to make any man who knows-Gen-,- Cass, .believe, ..that your informant has had a just demand against him for ten or twelve years for the sunt of ten theusanrJ dollars, with out even asking him to pay it. , (He ha not, indeed, evinced much, ahrewdncua in his story, but he ia certainly shrew J enough to know that such, a. .debt j worth asking for, and almost any body else would say wor th prosecution j such forbearance is, of itself, a merit, ma .' What Gen.' Cass's position' as Secre tary of War had to do with his interest in such a company, 1 am certainly at loss to conjecture. " Certainly the 'hon orable men viih whom he "was associa ted would have spurned 'the' idea" bf joining with him in a Company, Wbl--der to take advantage ol his official ilW fiuence and position, and your inform ant but reveals a trail of character "the more, in confessing in fcet bi partic)-, pation in such motives..,. yh(J But he need not fear any remor.se) pf ..- . .wjUI's twdiiw K!iiiaaD '