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lutions of party politic, the PEOPLE of Kentucky have remained, true to him.
Though they voted for Mr, Clay against Gen. Jackson, they reelected Col. Johnson,
. Jacksonman. His Ion experience in Congress, has made him familiar with public
affairs, and his name is identified with the great questions of "liberty of conscience,
"separation of Church and State" and the "exemption of honest debtors from im
prisonment." It is said of him that he never refused to answer the call of a poor
man for assistance, no matter where the applicant resided and that he has probably
done more acts of benevolence, than any man who ever served in Congress. lo
excite his interest in the transaction of their business, he requires bo other recom
mendation, than that the petitioner shall be a "citizen of the Union.' He is uni
versally known as the "poor man's representative," because he never closes his ear
to the solicitations of the humble for justice, and gives more than half his time to the
investigation of their claims. At a period of doubt and danger during the last Avar
he left his seat in Congress, and raised a regiment of volunteers, from among his con
stituents, whom he led on to battle and to victory. In that campaign, he was lite
rally covered with wdUrtds, received in protecting his country. This is the man
whom it is proposed to elevate into the office of VICE PRESIDENT, and we re
gret that the limits of an address like this, will not permit us to dwell longer upon
Bis just ciaims to the support of the People. ,
Col. Johnson's would indeed be a singular destiny, if his political enemies were
unable to frame anv pretext on which to assail his pretensions. Finding no ground
of attack m his public eonduet, even they who ioere willing to run him asihetr can
didate for Presidt.U jmen who approached him with solicitations to become a
Candidate of the Opposition for the first office in the Nation, no sooner found that
he was incapable of acting the part of a political apostate, than then party have at
tempted to degrade his private character, and thereby prevent his election to the
second. We are far from saying that the private repuuuion of a candidate has no
connexion with his fitness for office. But remember fellow citizens, that he is not
always sinless who utters the loudest execrations against the imprudences of ano
therand that no man's fame is secure if his political foes are to be the witnesses of
his reputation. Who does not recollect how Jefferson was slandered how Jack
son was traduced ! and how the sanctity of private life was invaded, and the vilest
calumnies heaped on them t Yet who have been more faithful servants of the Peo
ple ? Who more dignified and distinguished rn their station ? 'The unchangeable
confidence, respect and affection, which the immediate neighbors of Col. Johnson
have manifested for him during 30 years, are the best evidence of his standing in so
ciety! are the surest guaranty that the "good old Soldier" deserves alike their love
and the people's gratitude. These will outweigh all the political calumnies which
the ingenuity of his enemies can devise, or their industry circulate.
We have now laid before you Fellow-citizens, the true issues involved in the next
Presidential Election. In a word, these are the questions to be determined :
Are you in favor of the policy of the present Administration?
. Shall it be pursued by tne next t
a fnio H;ri'nlpi nf Washington,
the United States against another" by the formation of geographical parties!
Will you keep in the hands of the People the election of President and Vice Pre
sident? . .
Agreeing on these questions, when the opposition of every description (though
disagreeing in the fundamental doctrines of their Political Creed) have yet united in
opposing yours, will you strengthen their combination by your own divisions?
Will you allow a mere difference in the comparative merits of the men who are
candidates, to split your ranks, and thus give your opponents a triumph over your
principles, which otherwise they cannot obtain ?
The struggle will be a severe one, but the result is not doubtful after the people
are once aroused to vigilance. Let no man who favors the republican ticket absent
himself from the election. The villages of the State where the strength of the oppo
sition is concentrated, will all be at the polls, and the people must meet them there
they should even make sacrifices to do it. Let each individual remember, that the
result may possibly depend upon his single vote, and that whilst the partizam of the
Coalition are active it is dangerous for republicans to be indolent. To the polls then
and there tearji the men who are already exulting over the prospect of defeat
ing you, that you are not to be divided by their arts nor vanquished by their forces ;
that your principles in 1828 are the same in 1836; that the measures of government
which you approved in 1832, you are not prepared to reverse in 1836; that your
love of country is not confined to any section, but extends to all the United States.
In voting for a President of the United States, you should ask not if he resides in the
North or in the South, in the East or in the West ? But is he a citizen of the Union,
a friend to the Union, and supported by the Union parly ? Will he surround him
self with counsellors who are loyal to the patriotic maxim of the illustrious Jackson,
The Union shall be preserved I"
Be this your conduct, and your triumph ill be complete. The institutions of
your country will be safe. The nation may then hope for some repose from
the agitations of party strife, which nave been much increased of late years by the
struggles of the Bank for a charter, which it seems will he continued longer, unless
their hopes are sealed up by the election of Martin Van Bur en.
By order oj the Committee, consisting of
LOUIS D. HENRY, Fayetteviile,
WILLIAM J. MOSELY, Lenoir County,
J.C.DOBBIN, diuo.,
DAVID W. STONE, Raleigh,
WESLEY JONES, Wake Ccunly,
WELDON N. EDWARDS, Warren County,
JOSEPH RAMSAY, Chatham County,
At a meeting of the citizens of Wake
county, held on Monda v the 3d October
On motion of Judge Cameron, Col. Al
len Rogers, Sen'r., was called to the Chair
and Edmund B. Freeman appointed Sec
retary. G. W. Mordecai, Esq. having stated the
object of the meeting, submitted the follow
ing Resolutions, which were unanimous
ly adopted :
Whereas, it has been desired that a
Convention of Delegates from those sec
tions af the State interested in the. cause of
internaWumprovement, should be held at
Salisbury, on the 10th instant, for the pur
pose of recommending to the ensuing Le
gislature the adoption of such measures as
may be deemed advisable and expedient,
for forwarding that object ; and whereas
the citizens of Wake County feel a deep
and lively interest in whatever may con
tribute to the improvement of our internal
condition, and advancement of the prospe
rity of 'the State, without particular refer-
once to local ox sectional interests :
Resolved, That this meeting doth ap
prove of the said Convention, and that we
will cordially co-operate with the eitizens
of Rowan, and of such 'other counties as
may be represented in said Convention,
in endeavoring to forward these views, and
devising some scheme which may recom
mend itself to the approbation of the Legis
lature, for promoting the cause of internal
improvement generally throughout the
Resolved, That thirteen Delegates be
appointed, to represent this meeting in said
convention, and that any three of said De
legates, be authorized and empowered to
fill vacancies and appoint others in - place
of such as may be prevented from attend
ing. On motion, the following persons were
appointed Delegates under the second Re
solution : William Boyian, Alfred Jones,
Samuel Whitaker, William H. Haywood,
Jr., Nathaniel G. Rand, Weston R. Gales,
David Outlaw, Charles L. Hinton, Samu
1 F. Patterson, George W. Haywood,
Edmund B. Freeman and George W.
Resolved, That said Delegates be noti
fied of their appointment bv-the Sarrptnrv
of the meeting and that they be partieular-
Jv meed to attend said Convention
and onnosed to "arravinff one section
WILLIAM P. DOBSON, Surry County.
JOHN D. HAWKINS, ditto.,
MACON MOYE, Pitt County,
OWEN HOLMES, Wilmington,
JAMES M. HUTCHINSON Mecklenburg co.
MICHAEL HOKE, Lincoln County,
ROBERT LOVE, Haywood County,
JAMES KERR, Caswell County,
JOSEPH ALLISON, Orange County,
GEORGE O. ASKEW, Bertie County.
Resolved, That these proceedings be
published in the several newspapers pub-
nsneu in me iuy oi itaieign.
E. B. FxiBMAir, Secretary.
It is well known, that in Tennessee, free
persons of color were entitled to vote with
out any property qualification or restric
tion, for about twenty-eight years previous
to 1834, and that Judge White took no
measures to exclude them. He was in
the habit of going to the polls with them,
and upon one occasion, did actual! v walk
to the Ballot Box, arm and arm with a
This spectacle occurred in the year eigh
teen hundred and twenty-five, in a warmly
contested election at knoxtillx, in which
Judge White took a very active interest
for his brother-in-law, Col. Williams, who
was then a candidate.
We make this statement advisedly, and
challenge its denial. We can prove it,
and shew, by the evidence of a "citizen of
Georgia, of the first respectability, that up
on the occasion referred to, Judge White
did lock arms with a free negro and walk
ed with him to the polls.
lr this was not a full recognition of the
most perfect equality between White and
alack, and a total levelling of all distinc
Hons, we are at a loss to know what would
be so considered.
What would be the effect of such a scene
in Georgia?
Now we ask, what is the difference be
tween Mr. VanBuren & Judge White?
We answer Mr. Van Buren drove the
free negroes from the polls by a property
qualification , which effectually excluded
ninety-nine out of every hundred, while
Judge White was dragging them to the
polls, and encouraging them to vote with
out the least restriction.
MilledgevilU Standard of Union.
There is no mistake about h, Indiana
Alabama, Louisiana, Illinois. Arkansas
and Missouri, have each of them, elected a
majority ot the members of their respec
tive Legislatures lrom the ranks of the
Van Buren party. We state this so ex
phcitly, for. the reason that after the Jack
son boys
flosr them most soundlv. thav
.Mtt 88 now aint fl0
- , r . . - 7J " j
' Jiwoury Argus.
Rothschild has left his widow 20,000
' 1 1 L! i .4 .-. i . -nlt i v A
per annum, an- ms juruiiuic, kv
Towels: to his daughter each lo,uuu.
J-. ,, " . . V .1J
The residue oi nis estate is oequeaiueu iq
his son,, except JB10.000 devised to Mr.
Cohen: The sons are to continue the busi
ness exactly as before their fathers' death.
martin Van Bur en, for President.
Ricli'd ML. Jolinson, for Vice President.
jimBSSSSMSWPf Democratic party, the Hon
the desire of that portion of them which is favor
able to my elevation to the Chief Magistracy
should be gratified, I must go into the Presiden
tial Chair, the inflexible and uncompromising op
ponent of any attempt on the part of Congress to
abolish slavery in the District of Columbia
against the wishes of the slave-holding States ;
and also with the determination equally decided
10 resist the slightest interference with the sub
ject in the States where it exists."
Martin VanBuren.
2Cr" The election of Fifteen Electors to
vote for President and Vice President of
the United States, will be held in North
Carolina, on the second Thursday, or 10th
day of November, 1836.
HON: NAT MACON, of Warren.
JOHN WILFONG, of Lincoln.
JOHN HILL, of Stokes.
COL: W.B. LOCKHART, Northampton
HENRY SKINNER, Perquimmons co.
OWEN HOLMES, New Hanover.
tCw The Proprietor of the " Standard"
has the satisfaction of announcing to its
readers, that Col. Philo White has return
ed to Raleigh, and resumed his editorial
The public are once more reminded that
all letters and communications relating to
the business of the Office of the North-
Carolina Standard, should be addressed
September 22nd, 1836.
Democratic Address.
We call the attention of our readers to
t ho AtiJrcoo -of the Dtmot nttTC Ocnttal
Committee, which will be found on the
first and second pages of this week's Stan
dard. It is plain in its style, forcible in its
reasoning, and eloquent in Facts.
We wish every voter, in North-Carolina
could read this Address, before he goes to
the pol Is on Thursday the 1 0th day of No
vember ; for we believe no production has
ever been promulgated among our people,
containing a more dispassionate statement
of facts, or a fairer discussion of the subject
of the Presidential election. We invite
all to read it.
Copies for distribution, can be had at
the Standard Office.
A vote on the Presidency, was taken a
board the canal packet Cincinnati, 12th
ult. on the Pennsylvania canal, between
Johnstown and Blairsville, and resulted as
follows :
Van Buren, - - 24.
White, - - 2.
Harrison, - - 7.
Webster, - - - -8.
Fair play was shown in the election :
and the Blairsville Record thinks the
great result in November, will be similar
to the above. -
T3 In the 1st Congressional District
of Philadelphia, the Harrisonites and fed
eral whigs have become so weak, that af
ter meeting in convention, they resolved
not to nominate any candidate for Con
gress leaving the field open to the Van
ouren Democrats.
Alas ! how we grieve, mourn and dkspair,
Since wb'yi lost, forever lost ! the FAIR
V an Buren may hang up his fiddle,
now ; that pink ot good breeding that
paragon oi modesty and feminine delicacy,
ann Jlvoyal, has taken up the broom
stick goose-ouill. we mean atrainsthim
The fur will fly now ; she will undoubted
ly commit sad havoc upon his cause. We
now feel the force of what a sweet-scented
Nullifier (not a thousand miles from Ra
leigh) the other day told us, that the la
dies were opposed to Mr. Van Buren.
Yes, the lady of all Ladies, is against us
bhe declares, in her "Paul Pry," tha
" if there is a man in these United States
whose political course she abhors and de
tests above all others, Mr. Van Buren
that man. And she further says, tha
she had "visited Philadelphia with
view ot procuring assistance, to put Van
Buren down. And we have no reason to
suppose that Mr. Nicholas Biddle would
be so ungallant as to refuse her that as
sistance from the coffers of the corrun
tion Bank, since he so readily afforded it
to IN oah and Webb, two as notorious fel
lows (and about as masculine) as- Ann
Royal ever was.
! Fost Offices. -.George Younc to be
(Post Master at Young's, Yancy county,!
N. C. j Thoa. S.J3ent, P. M. at Stanton-f
burg, Edgecombe eounty.
Nullification tebsus mDtmocracy. ,
Republicans of North-Carolina, who
are those tiiat hold to and maintain the de-
ijugcratiC doctrine ot JeneTSon, Maaison ana
flBrann. that the will of the people must be
supreme ? A re they the nul liners and fed
eralists, supporting weDsier, or Morrison,
or White, as expediency taay dictate f v Or
are they not the Democratic party, who
support Martin Van Bur en
Look abroad in other States , who are
the supporters of Judge White? Why,,
the old federalist B. W. Leigh of Virgin
ia, and the new nullifier John C. Calhoun
of South-Carolinia.
And who are the friends and support
ers of Mr. Van Buren William C. Rives,
with the old sterling Republicans of Vir
ginia; and Gov. Bennett, with the whole
Union party of South Carolina..
Look at home ; who are' the foremost
advocates of Judge White's name ? Why,
the old federalist and ntno nullifier Willie
P. Mangum ExGovs. Iredell and Swain,
and so on. And who are the mends and
supporters of Mr. Van Buren ? Those
veterans of the Revolution and fathers of
Nat. Ma
con and Col. Robert Lovk, (now Elec
toral candidates on the Van Buren ticket)
with Judge Daniel, and others of the old
and tried Republicans.
Let Republicans look into their neigh
borhoods, and carry their memories back
to the darkest hours of the Republic, when j that he is a friend of the Administration?
Federalism overshadowed the state, and Mr. Mangum has more than once denoun
see if those who were then against their Ced Mr. Van Buren for being non-commk-country,
are not now for judge White, jtal. Why did not Mr. Mangum wy to
Recollect, at a later period, when there ;the people, befqre the election, that-he would
was an alarm and anxiety for the Union 'resign if Dudley was not elected? The
and is not every man who Men aided the; people would then have known that their
disunionists of South Carolina, a supporter 'supporting Gen. Dudley vas "considered
of Judge White now ? I proof " of their approbation of the Senator.
In 1832, the folio wing resolution against j To be sure it was more prudent, but cer
Nullification, was passed in our Legisla- tainlv less chivalrous in Mr. Mancum. to
ture,; Ayes 4U, JNoes y, viz.
Resolved, That the doctrine of Nullification,
as held by the State of South Carolina, and late
ly promulgated in an ordinance, is revolutionary
in its character, ana leads to a dissolution of the
Who were those that voted in the nega
tive on this resolution, and thus indicated
that they thought South Carolina was not
wrong in her " revolutionary" measures ?
Why, nullifiers, every soul of them, and
supporters of Judge White ; as will be seen
by the following
Nayes -. Aletsra. Bailey, Bell of Camden, Car
son, t ai son of Northampton, Johnatban J. Lind
say, Matthews, Montgomery of Hertford Sted-
man, and Wellborn,
So in the proceedings of the Legislature
of 1 834, those who voted against the reso-
ution asserting the right to instruct, are
all now for Judge White.
Thus it will be seen, that the Whig, or
ombination party, who support Judge
White, is made up of nullifiers, disunion
ists and federalists, with no one princi
ple in common to unite them, save a com
mon repugnance to the Democratic prin
ciple of the supremacy of the people, and
a common hatred for all those eminent Re
publicans who have been distinguished by
the favor of the peoph
" One man may steal a horse, when
another is han&red for lookiner over the
Gen. Harrison, when a member of the
Legislature of Ohio, voted for a bill au-
horizing the selling of white men as ser
vants, who were unable to pay their debts I
Ana yei mis same uren. Harrison is tne
J . .t "t m -1
twin Candidate with Judge White, and to
whom the white votes are to be transfer-
ed in the Electoral College. Freemen of
North Carolina ! will you can vou. rote
with such a foul Combination as this
Nullifiers, all ! In the Montgomery
Advertiser, the members of the Legislature
of Alabama are classed with reference to
Union and Nullification, as well as to
their preference for Van Burtnntid White
showing a clear and unequivocal majo
rity for VanBuren; and, just as we ex
pected, all the Nullifiers and federalists
are for White, and the Union Democrats
for Van Buren.
So it is in North Carolina! every nullifier
elected to the next assembly, calls himself
L I ' .r m
a .vnne man aunougn in tne end, they
will go for the federal abolitionist, Harri
son. Alison Superior court. At the rail term
of Anson Superior court, (which termina
ted a two weeks sej&ion on Saturday 24th,
the Honorable Judge Saunders presiding)
i nomas Curtis was inea lor killing Thom
as Oasn, in 1822. He was convicted of
manslaughter, ""and sentenced to be branded
in the hand & imprisoned six months. At
the time of commiting the offence, Curtis
tied irom the state, and for 13 or 14 vfears
eluded pursuit, until apprehended in Ala
bama last spring, and brought to this State
by order or Vjrov. Bpaight.
Judge Saunders. A Salisbury paper,
whose editor has been unsnarine- in his
abuse of Judge Saunders as a politician,
pays him the following deserved compli
ment in relation to the discharge of his
judicial functions:
"Anson Superior Court. The Editor of this pa
per having attended this court for the last two
weeks, takes especial satisfaction in noticiner the
patient, just and gentleman like deportment of
juage oaunaers on the Bench, and his prudent
conduct in his intercourse with his fellow citizens.
We think thus much is due to Judge Saunders,
and to one of the profession to which we belong,
and very highly respect. We are sure that
every gentleman of the Bar attending Anson
Court will admit that we have simply done Judge
Saunders justice in this notice;"
Benjamin Rathbun, the great forger
at Buffalo, has been admitted to bail, in
the sum of $ 60,000 : the necessity of his
personal attendance in the settlement of
bis extensive & complex affairs, rendered
this step advisable,
Wisconsin. A letter from the West.
published in a Pennsylvania naner. savs
that Wivnntin T :. IZ. ill;
a flock of picreons lishtinff in a bnck-
A letter lrom Orange countjs-:
Mfe 11 1N&DM made n anpprh at
was bitter in his denunciations aea
me aumi-
mat ration i and his " whiff" friends, as usual,
mnmmTwifi ntni wuHnrvr ill. hiiihu lauuivu
, J-J t-T .U .L. I J::t.lnn
was miBreoresented and abused. An old sub-
stantial farmer, Who was in the court house at the
time, remarked, while passing out, I recEon
there was nnt much more iov when Arnold arriv-
ed in the Brhish Camp ! "
n To me it seemed that Mr- Mangum was kbo-
nog under some disappointment: tie san be
would there declare, what he had not said before,
viz that he had meant to resign his seat in the
Senate forthwith, had Dudley not been elected but
nowAe considered Dudley' s election as proof thathe
Mangum had a majority of the people rrith him !
He said that if he should not be the choice of
Judge White's party, (he calls them whigs")
as a candidate tor tne Senate, he would willingly
aubmit lo their decision. He frequently shed
tears and cried, while speaking" &c.
Note by Standard : People of North
Carolina I read and reflect upon the facts
stated above. The Senator whom you in
structed to wipe out the foul blot which a
factious combination placed upon the name
of President Jackson the Senator who
serted the Administration, and joined with
the coalition to subvert it, who treated your
instructions with scorn, and defied your
authoritv-he considers Dudleys" election
authority he considers Dudley's" election
as proof that a majority of the people are
with him ! The people with Mr. Mangum !
Where IS he? Will his friends inform?
Will they say o him as they say of Judge
White, that he is onoosed to nullification
i l , it:. A : . : . .1
iJirep mis uciciimiiauuii a occici uimi liJe
election was over: for so sure as he had
made known to the public this determina
tion, he would have been without any sem
blance of proof " that the people are with
him." It is provoking to see such attempts
made on public credulity. Why, do not
Mr. Mangum and his mends know that bis
course is condemned by the people? Have
they not seen that some of his own friends
were obliged to pledge t hem sel ves to vote
against him, or to lose their own elections ?
And that others begged off,- by declaring
that Mr. Mangum had promised not to run
for re-election, &c. If Mr. Mangum is not
himself apprized of these facts, his friends
are, and they are blamable in not apprizing
him of these things. It would seem from
this speech of Mr. Mangum, that he expects
to be a candidate for re election, " if he is
the choice of the White party." But is he
their choice, or is he not 1 Dare they ran
him j
Cheering News,
For the Republicans of North Carolina,
is almost daily reaching us, from different
parts of the State. Nearly every letter
we receive, contains some fact corrobo ra
tine of what we have heretofore stated, that
the vote for Govenor was far, verv far.
from affording any certain indication of
the Presidential preferences of the people.
Jferbups no politician in our country,
save Jefferson, Jackson and Van Buren,
was ever so shamefully misrepresented,
vilified and slandered, as Gov. Spaight
has been. The combined opposition as
sailed his reputation with the ferocity of
wolves 1 They misrepresented his prin
ciples they falsified his public acts they
blackened his character, and meanly de
scended to caric ature his person ! Des
perately benton consummating their pur
pose, every trick their cunning could sug
gestfraud, hypocrisy, flattery, and intim
idation, were called to their aid in defeat
ing the Governor. Thus hundreds of De
mocrats were driven from the polls in dis
gust, and scores of others cajoled to vote
for Gen. Dudley.
While in the Western part of the State,
we learned that, in many instances, it was
at the risk of their lives that the friends of
Gov.. Spaight could fight their way up to
the polls to vote. At one precinct, an
Inspector absolutely refused to receive
Spaight votes ! and did not deny the fact.
Only a few days since, a highly respecta
ble gentleman, a member elect, on a visit
at Raleigh, after being introduced to Gov.
Spaight, expressed to us his mingled sur
prize and satisfaction at finding him so
courteous a gentleman -"for (said he) the
Governor was so villainously bemeaned
by the nullifiers and federalists, that some
honest people were led to believe he was
hardly a human being ! and many Demo
crats could not be persuaded to vote for
him, in consequence.
These were some of the means such the
tricks and frauds, by which Gov. Spaight' s
election was defeated.
But the vote for the Republican Electo
ral ticket, will exhibit a different result in
November. As the true question will then
be understood, and the people can readily
distinguish between the Republicans on one
side, and (he nullifiers and federalists on
the other, the Democratic Van Buren
ticket must and will triumph, if every Re
publican will only take one day, (Thurs
day, the 10th of November) to go to the
polls and vote.
At last term of Granville Superior
Court, L. Turner, of Halifax (trial remov
ed to Granville) was convicted of the mur
der of Capt. Harwell, and sentenced to be
hung. Badger, and Poindexter, for the
State; W. H. Haywood, Jr. for the priso
University, Chapel HilL-A regulation
has been adopted, whereby any native of
the State, of suitable talents and moral con
duct, may, if too indigent to defray College
expenses, be admitted, at the discretion of
the Faculty, to the recitation of the classes
free of tuition fees ; and also be admitted
to such rooms of the College as may not
necessarily be occupiiad by those students!
vnVtS nail t r " I
1 tt th & is
who pay.
the unceasino- crv f .u ..ti?a
Buren nartv are. tk.nPR ua :v? at
only by Man army of office holders'
that Mr. Van Buren
w upheld and sup.
ported, &c. &c.
Nowwe have heretofore j$hown Knur .
. 1 i.:.... ' t l. .. iiuw ut-
1 SSS are"
W T 1ff stated by the Globe
anu never cuuiruveneu as we have seen
that a large majority of all the offices in th
' gift of the UQil d States Groyernment nrl
Pa hv . '-ft0i ' am- a 7 ar
gg thTe en?miei of M'- Van
Buren. In regard to this State, we have
more than once stated and we here a an in
repeat, and challenge the nullifiers nA
whigs to controvert what we say that
nearly two iijtirds of all the Federal Officers
in North:Carolina, are opposed to the elec
tion of Mr. Van Buren, the candidate of
the Democratic party. The Federal Dis
trict judge, district attorney, marshal, &c.
are all anti-Van Buren. And of all the
i u ""T " aie, not
lV EE"
fj'r0 "ed V
nf.ta' hll P?.st Masters, 33 are
other federal Officers in the State
rietta, Ohio, of all the Post Masters, 33 are
rVhin.0 an4 An I if O C,- i. T . 13.. I T.
wuigo, aim uuij u wi dU DlifUIl J IMS
the federalists, nullifiers and whigs, then,
who are the "-office-holders ;" theirs is the
" spoils patty 1" Holding two-thirds of the
offices, they are vociferous for more I and
would not be satisfied short of every office
in the country.
The "Register" boasts that "there were
from twelve to fifteen hundred Orange vo
ters present" in Hiilsboro' on the day of
the federal-whig feast- but the true causo
that brought such a multitude together on
that particular day, is carefully concealed
leaving it to be inferred that the' assem
blage was for the purpose of doing honor
to vvhiggery and Mangum. Now iheacf
are these, of which the Editor of the Regis
ter was fully apprized, being himself on
the ground :
The Feast, in His whole contrivance, was
a clap-trap affair. It was so arranged as
to take place during the superior court
week, when 'much people' would of course
oe in town. And moreover, it so happen
ed that a great "zoological" exhibition of
strange birds and beasts took place on the
same day which, as such affairs always
do, drew together hundreds of people from
the country.
Now we are willing to submit to the
umpirage of any three disinterested persons
in Hiilsboro1, whether the show of the
Wild Beasts, or that of the Whig Feast,
attracted the greater proportion of the peo
ple that visited Town on that day.
"Gull-traps" won't do to cateh Demo
crats ip ; and we have authority for say
ing, that this barefaced attempt to take in
the people, most manifestly sunk, rather
than bolstered up, Mr. Mangum' s cause.
A curious entanglement exists in the
political condition of this State. Bv tVvt
old constitution, representation in the Lv-
lsiaiure is most glaringly unequal and un
just. 1 he Senate is composed of 15 mem
bers, who are elected for five years, by 40
Electors. At the recent election of these
40 electors, the federalists carried 21, and
the democrats 19 ; but as by the old con
stitution of 1776, Kent and Calvert coun
ties with only 19,401 inhabitants, are al
lowed to choose as many Electors as Fred
erick and Washington counties, with more
than 71,000 inhabitants and as the 19
democratic electors were pledged to bring
about a reform of the defects of the consti
tution, and as they represented counties
containing a white population of 205,922,
while the 21 federal electors pnljr repre
sented a white population of 85,179 and
moreover, as the 19 democratif electors
were chosen by a majority of mor$, than
3,000 of all the voters in the state they
contended they had a right to demand d
the 21 Electors that a part of the Senators
about to be elected should be Democrats
and friends of reform ; but as the 21 fede
ralists were stubborn and incompromising,
and would listen to no compromise and
as the constitution required that 24 electors
should be requisite to Constitute a quorum,
no election was made, & the 19 Electors
adjourned. So Maryland has no Senate
for the present jear. It is provided by the
constitution, however, that the Governor &
Council, (who are elected annually by the
two houses of the Legislature) in case of
a failure to re-elect them, shall continue to
hold their offices until an election shall be
legally made ; so that there can be no in
terregnum in the Government.
A convention of the people of Maryland
will now doubtless be held ; and her mons
trous,, rottenborough system of representa
tion, reformed.
Hon. Alexander Mouton, of Lafay
ette, Louisiana, we learn from a Louisiana
paper, is acandidate for the jQnited States
Senate, in place of Mr. Borter, the panic
whig incumbent, who goes out in March.
Mr. MoutOn is a staunch Democrat; and
that his deserved popularity will insure his
election at the next session of the Legisla
ture, no one, not even the nullifiers and fed
eralists -themselves, can pretend to doubt.
''Ride and Tib". How aptly is this
phrase illustrated by the course whish the
bank whigs, federalists, and. nullifiers are
now pursuing in regard to their candidates
for the Presidency. First, they saddle the
White horse; and after he gets the "thumps
and becomes jaded, down gets the unfeel
ing rider, "tiesj and mounts the old tarif
fite and abolitionist, "Harrison f and thus
they go on, riding and tying, Webster,
White, and Harrison. Bat they are all
unsound nagsare either "wind -gal I'd" or
'tspavined," and must be distanced by the
Democratic steed, the "Van Burbn."
The present facilities for travelling ed-
Richmond. Viflf
in 30 hours from Philadelphia, without
loss of rest.

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