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National Bank. Our friend "Rusticus" seems to think it indispensable that Editors should freely ex press their opinions as to the policy to be pursued by Government, in its financial con cerns. We think opinions have been pret ty freely expressed as to the past, and cer !l:i ' f rrf anv connection with I 111 11 IV BV iai o 1 ' banks, as to the future For our .own part, ko1v necessary to presume to we we " - Q0W that the assembled rPinmmpnd a plan, u' wisdom of the nation is so soon to ac upon the subject; and in any case, we should feel diffident in proposing one, when so many of the wisest and best men of the nation, of all parties, have confessed their inability to come to conclusions satisfactory to their own minds. But if it is unnecessary to say what should be the details of our financial policy in fu ture ; it is by no means improper to derive wisdom from the experience of the past We do not hesitate to say that the Govern ment ought to have no connection whatever with a National Bank, nor any agency in es tablishing such an Institution ; and that its financial operations, should be separate and distinct, if possible, from any and every Bank. In support of this position, we shall bring to our aid the sentiments of some of the most intelligent men in the Union, of all political parties. The Hon. Langdon Cheves, for merly President of the United States Bank, closes a communication in the Charleston Mercury, in these words: "If in the strug gles of the Bank to be re-chartered, my opin ion was against it (as in fact it was,) I nev ertheless was silent. The relations in which I had stood to it forbade me to manifest op position to it, in any way or in any degree. It is now no more, and I am free to declare that I am opposed to a National Bank in any shape. I always believed it to be unconsti tutional, and my experience and observation have satisfied me, that it is inexpedient, un necessary and dangerous." Mr. Calhoun, says : 'c The paper system is to be expanded till it bursts, and the whole country involved in the ruin of a broken bank currency. The multiplication of banks and the multiplication of paper money, is to do this business ; and who is multiplying banks, with millions upon millions of capi tal 1 Who is doing this ? " Mr. Calhoun will not, of course, charge the late Adminis tration with doing this, which labored to re store, so far as circumstances would admit, the Constitutional Currency of the Country, and through whose efforts the stock of gold and silver increased from twenty to about eighty millions of dollars. It is the opposi tion that have decried this policy, and lau ded paper money, especially that of the Uni ted States' Bank. Mr. Webster, says : " Of all the contri vances for cheating the laboring class of mankind, none have been more effectual than that which deludes them with paper money. This is the most effectual of inven tions to fertilize the rich man's field by the sweat of the poor man's brow." Here is the opinion of Mr. Webster ; who condemns all bank paper. T wo, at least, of the Whig par ty, and those not the least eminent, have spo ken in favor of the" policy of the last and present Administrations. Mr. Benton, says : " We have got the upperhand of one great monopoly ; but the States abound with other monopolies just as much at war with the rights of the people as that great one was, and even, in its sphere, capable of inflicting great and pervading in juries upon the real people, who live by their own, and not by other people's labor. Char- l tered companies, with exclusive and extra ordinary privileges, are the legislative evils and opprobrium of the age in which we live. On no point have the powers of legislative bodies been s,o strangely misunderstood, as on this ; on no one has so much error and delusion prevailed ; on no one is there such need for light among the people, and for uni ted, faithful, and vigorous, and persevering exertions on the part of those who defend their rights." The great mind that conceiv ed these sentiments, is laboring with other patriots of the Union, to preserve the rights of those "who live by their own, and not by other people's labor." The great Washington was opposed to the paper system. He said, before his na tive State had become inundated with paper money: "I have never heard, and I hope I shall never hear, any serious mention of a Tvaper emission in this State. I do verily be lieve, that the greatest foes we have in the Avorld could not devise a more effectual plan iot ruining Virginia. I should suppose that every friend to his country, every honest and sober man, would join heartily to reprobate so nefarious a plan for speculation." On another occasion the illustrious saviour of his eountry declared, that if he had a voice m the Legislature, it should be given against a paper emission, "upon the general princi ple ux its uuuty as a representative, and the necessity of it as a medium." Mr. Watkins Le,gh, lately a Whig Sena tor of Virginia, in a letter written in Septem ber, 1834, says: "In my opinion, the fra- mers of the Constitution, had no thought of "mj oanK agency wnatever, State or Fede ral, either for facilitatinsr the operations f the Treasury, or for regulating the currency ; and that to administer the Government in e true spirit of the Constitution, and ac cording to the intention of the founders. THE TBEA3URY OUGHT TO BE DIVORCEn FROM AI'L CONNEXION WITH BANKS, STATE OR FEDE- KAL. Fully have we realized the justness of the sentiments expressed by the great men whose anguage we have quoted ; and though it is 00 late, perhaps, to do without all banks, it ,s not too late to circumscribe their opera las, and bring them within the pale of pub opinion, in their transactions with indi viduals and communities. It is now a sub ject of serious inquiry, whether the banks, which have at least half of the gold and sil ver of the country locked up in 'their vaults, shall continue to treat that opinion with con tempt continue to set the Laws at defiance and the voices of freemen not be raised to a tone of indignant reprehension or if so raised, whether the banks will continue to regard the complaints of the people, with the silent scorn of Despotism ! If such things be "done in the green, what shall be done irrthe dry?" What may we expect from a National Bank, with a host of similar monopolies in its train ? It is a fact which comes in appropriate connection with this subject, that the Bank of the United States, when it suspended spe cie payments, was receiving interest on upwards of $60,000,000, with less then $1, 500,000 specie on hand. Its loans exceeded forty dollars, on each specie dollar in its vaults. And this is the Institution for which the Whigs see so great a necessity, as a reg ulator of the currency ! We want no National Bank but a stable State paper medium issued on a specie ba sis the fair representative of it, and at all times convertible 'into gold or silver. A NEW MOVE. It is said-that the merchants of N. York intend to inquire formally of Mr. Van Bu ren, if he-endorses the sentiments of Gen. Jackson concerning them. This surely is the age of political folly. We think they had better wait 'till the President expresses an opinion, and not go to Washington with the silly question " Do you, Mr. President, think we are such scamps as many people suppose us to be ?" We propose that the merchants put a chip on the rim of the hat of their spokesman, and dare Mr. Van Bu ren to knock it off. This will fasten the President on a horn. If he do not knock it off he is a coward if he dare to do it, he will commit an assault upon commercial dignity. THE CONVENTION OF BANKS. The Richmond Enquirer of the 25th inst. contains a Circular addressed to the Banks of Richmond, by the Banks of New York. The Circular contains opinions adopted at a general meeting of the officers of the banks of the city of New York, held on the 15th of this month. They say that the "suspension of specie payments was forced upon the Banks, immediately by a panic and by caus es not under their control, remotely by the unfortunate coincidence of extraordinary e vents and incidents, the ultimate result of which was anticipated neither by Govern ment or by any part of the community." They acknowledge their obligation, by char ter, to redeem their notes, and deprecate the circulation of depreciated paper. The great object in view, the resumption of specie pay ments, cannot be effected without a concert of the banks in the several "sections of the Union. If this can be obtained, the New York banks may, with the rest, resume pay ment between the ensuing January and March. The latter end of October is re commended as the time for holding the Con vention and the citv of New York as the most convenient place. Whatever may be the action of Congress, the duty of resum- j ing remains the same, and must be perform- j ed by the banks. The circular is signed by Albert Gallatin, Geo. Newbold and C. W. Lawrence. INDIAN AFFAIRS. A correspondent of the Savannah Geor gian, who writes from East Florida, assures the editor, from information derived from e very part of the Territory, that there are no depredations committed by the Indians, and that thev will emigrate in the fall. This determination arises from the conviction that the whites are prepared for them at all j points, through the energy and vigilance of j the Commander in Chief, Gen. Jesup, and not through any wish to fulfil the obligations of treaties, or to leave their ancient hunting grounds. Much complaint is made on account of the absence of officers from duty. All the field officers of artillery, (one excepted) and five sixths of the company officers, and two J thirds of the company officers of infantry j have left their posts, and are enjoying them-j selves in various parts of the Union, while in Florida, one officer is obliged to command : two companies, in some instances, and there J are scarcely enough officers in health, to look after the men. The Savannah Georgian of the 22d inst. has the following from St. Augustine, by the Steam Boat Florida: "Col. Harney, commanding U. S. troops east of St. Johns, left St. Augustine on Tuesday last with twenty United States troops, on an expe dition to Indian River, and in attempting to cross Matanzas Bar, his boat swamped among the breakers and unfortunately lost five of the men, and in consequence ofi which was compelled to return to St. Au gustine. Capt. H. reports also having passed at Sapelo, on Monday morning, the Dutch brig Unike, dismasted. No news from the army 55 Fatal Recontre. The Western Caro linian of the 25th inst. says : We learn on good authority, that Marcus L. Hoke, mer chant of Lincolnton, N. C. was killed in an affray by Mr. Logan Henderson, on Satur day last the death wound was given with a " Bowie Knife." We are also informed that Mr. Henderson acted in self-defence. tE3 We have received a notice from a subscriber at Hamilton Post Office, Martin Co. N. C. stating that the Standard is not received more than "once a month." The fault is in some Post Master between Ra leigh and Hamilton ; but whether from care lessness or a worse cause, we cannot say. We hope it will be corrected. Some of the members have passed through this city on their way to Washing ton. Congress convenes on Monday next, the 4th of September. T3 The editor of the Observer says we "persist in calling Gen. Miller a Whig" When we ought to know that he is Van Buren. We know that he was of the De mocratic Republican party, but were in formed by a friend that he is in favor of an United States Bank, and that he thus far went with the whigs, and probably farther. But if we have been misinformed we re joice at the fact. Far be it from us to charge Gen. Miller, undeservedly, with any politi cal sin. EFFECTS OF THE GALE. In Charleston S. C. the gale of the 19th inst. did not damage the shipping so much as had been anticipate i. Nine or ten ves sels suffered inconsiderable damage, and the schooner Alonso, from Baltimore, with a cargo of grain, being in the stream, went ashore m attempting to get into Ashley River ; but was got off ivithout suffering ma terial injury. The Schooner Charleston, lying on the north side of Napier's Mill Wharf, sunk, and several other small craft in the same vicinity were considerably in jured. The Charleston Courier, from which we derive this information, expresses great fears for the crops. In Tarboro, the rain and wind continued almost incessantly for nearly 30 hours. The corn crops in the vicinity are laid prostrate ; and fodder much damaged. Some of the lar gest trees in the town were torn up by the roots. In Newborn, the gale commenced about midnight on Friday the 18th and continued till Sunday morning. Between two and three thousand dollars worth of naval stores were washed from the wharves, by the great rise of the river. The crops have been in jured severely, and mills, bridges and build ings prostrated. Four or five vessels were driven on shore, all but one of which will be got off without much damage. In Wilmington, N. C. and vicinity, the ef fects of the gale were severely felt. The Advertiser of the 25th contains a full and animated description of the storm. No houses were blown down within the limits of the town, although some will require re pairs, and most of the yards to be re-enclosed. Every bridge between Wilmington and Waynesboro' is carried away. Two horses were drowned, belonging to the Halifax Stage, in Lewis' Creek, about three miles south of South Washington. All the water mills, except that of Orton, have been swept away. Some rice plantations have lost all their crops j others have suffered a loss of one half, one fourth, &c. Masts, trunks, &c. have been washed up on the sound, in dicating the loss of vessels at sea. A large part of Oak Island has been washed away, and a New Inlet formed opposite M'Raes' or Pedens' Sound. A great deal of the riv er banking is washed away. Melancholy Event. The Charleston Courier of the 21st inst. states that capt. William S. Maitland, of the 3d Regiment U. S. Artillery, in a temporary fit of derange ment, threw himself from the stern of the steamer John M'Lean, while getting under way in Ashley River. Efforts were made to save him without success; the wind, which was blowing very fresh, and a strong tide, soon carried the unfortunate Maitland beyound the reach of succor. Capt. Mait land was highly esteemed as a gentleman and a gallant officer. His body was recov ered. WISCONSIN TERRITORY. The Iowa News, (printed at Du Buque) of the 29th ult. contains intelligence that Gov. Dodge has concluded a treaty with the Chippewa Indians, by which the latter have sold to the government, a large and very valuable tract of country, which in cludes the whole pine region on the Rura, St. Croix, Chippewa, and part of the Wis consin Rivers. Naturalization. The present law of na turalization requires but five years residence, and an oath of allegiance to the U. States. Societies are forming in different parts of the Union, to petition Congress for an ex tension of the term to Twenty years. We see no good reason for this. What if some of our naturalized citizens are a little imper tinent, and great swaggerers have we not swaggerers among the native citizens ? We should pardon something to the weakness of humanity. The honors of freedom, "like a stranger garment, cleave not to their mould, but by the aid of use." While time softens the rigorous aspect of the sire, the son be comes identified with our institutions, and a constitutional candidate for every office, even the highest. The freedom and cheerfulness with which we endow the emigrant with the rights of citizenship, must enhance its value to every generous mind and that there are many such among them, none will deny. Is it feared that they will control bur elections? Never. There are essentially but two parties in the United States the arristocracy and the people, and no probable influx of foreigners will ever give preponder ance to either. The native citizens will control the destinies of our republic, and through them will our liberties be preserved or lost. Shipwreck. The schr. S. S. Mills, from St, Augustine to Charleston, was upset off Jekyl Island, and all on board perished, ex cepting one man. There were 15 persons on board, among whom was a woman and a clergyman from Charleston. A notorious punster of the House of Commons lately inquired of Sir Francis Burdei's gout. "It is rather better," ob served the baronet. " Rtuther better," said the wag. " I thought it was better in to-to." . ' communicated. Our whole country is now agitated by one of those convulsions, which, must of neces sity, occasionally happen to any Government, which, either has never possessed a healthy and vigorous Constitution, or, which has lost the true principles of political regulation. We hold it as a truth, that the poverty of a country is no proof that that country is ad ministered on plans calculated to ensure final success. Nor are we sure that all the streams of such a nation, that flow into its great basin, are fixed on the principles of give and re turn. We hold it as another truth, too, that to the attainment of a high and elevated rank as a nation holding industry, one hand, and a vast extent of boundary, in the other, there must needs be a powerful and active cause in operation ; and a policy which it is to be feared, we as a people, are not in possession of. It is not with a view to point out a course for a nation ; to prophesy its future destiny, or to touch the rotten link in our political chain, that I trouble the press ; nor is it ei ther to apply a remedy to the corroding qual ities of our Rag fares. It is enough for us to say, that a nation shaken by a breeze, shows strong evidences of weakness ; and that we are tottering is loo evident to re quire demonstration, further than we daily witness. What course shall save our sink ing vessel, or what shall regulate our broken commerce ; we will leave to abler heads to say ; only suggesting an opinion, that the old Biddle concern will not. Neither can its ill-begotten and cloven-footed children and grand children, We cannot conceive of a well regulated commerce, internal or international, without money ; and that of a character too, far be yond the powers of ordinary doubt or fluctu ation. Good money is a grand mover ; and as it is a fact that an exclusively metallic currency would be inexpedient as well as impracticable ; and as it is equally a fact that a no bank system would reduce us down to absolute poverty and primitive nothing ness, we, in accordance with our first inten tions, would simply call the attention of some of our financial Stars to the existing state of affairs ; and ask the concurrence of some of our excellent Editors, in bringing out their views on the subject of a safe and satisfacto ry policy. There is a portion of our community, who would see the commercial intercourse be tween man and man, reduced to a mere bar tering on the first principles of human bar gaining a Sheep for a Pig ; two Cows for a Horse, &c, &c. and fob what gold and silver might accidentally fall into their hands, for extraordinary occasions. For the bene fit of such, and some good Democrats, too we deeply insist on a free expression of opin ion. RUSTICUS. Wake county, 21st August, 1837. PRINTER'S DEBTS. The following letter, recently published and favorably commented upon in the Globe, has caused a great outcry among the opposi tion Presses. This reminds us of "Jack's falling out with his bread and butter." We have never heard of a proposition that prom ises so much benefit to the Printers ; who, we think, might be expected to petition Con gress, asking for a law of the kind referred to, without a dissenting voice. But there is one insuperable objection it ccmes from Mr. Kendall, whom the Whigs endeavor to scandalize, in every act of his official life. No country ever had, in any station, a more upright, honest and efficient officer than the Postmaster General of the United States who extorts praise from his enemies, and who enjoys the entire confidence of his po litical friends. "Post Office Department April 18th, 1837. 11 Gentlemen I duly received your note with the Metropolitan of the 20th ult., and have carefully considered the proposition contained in the article to which it alludes. It is practicable, through the machinery of this Department, to receive small sums of money in one part of the United States, and pay tnem in another an operation which, in fact, it is daily performing. If authority were given by law, and the force of the De partment were adequately increased, the dues of Printers might be thus transmitted. But if such a plan be adopted, its benefits should be extended to every class of the community which is in the habit of remit ting small sums by mail. It might be effect ed for a commission much less than postage and the risk now encountered. The duties of Postmaster General are al ready sufficiently laborious. But if it be the will of Congress to grant the authority and the force, it will give me pleasure to digest a plan for its accomplishing so great a pub lic benefit, and give to its execution a gene ral superintendence. With high regard, &c, AMOS KENDALL. Messrs. Langtree & O'Sullivan, Editors of the Metropolitan." We subjoin the remarks of the Globe on the above, which exhibits the advantages all classes may derive from the arrangement, in a perspicuous light : "One would think there was nothing in this letter calculated to excite alarm. If the Postoffice Department were to receive from all men of all parties their newspaper sub scriptions near the places of their residence, and pay them to the printers in the places where the papers are published, at a cost far less than p jstage, it would be a great accom modation to both subscriber and printer. If that Department were to receive from labor ing men and others small sums to "be paid to their distant wives or relatives without risk, and at a cost far less than sending by mail, it would greatly promote the interests of that class of people. If travellers could pay small sums in local currency or specie to Post masters ahead on their intended routes, it would save them from loss and be a valuable, facility. Indeed, there is not a class of peo- Ele, who. in their small dealings, would not e greatly accommodated by such an ar rangement. As all would have a right to demand the accommodation, there would be no chanee for favoritism, no room for cor ruption. At first blush, it appears a little singular to see presses which claim for the general Gov ernment the power to create a great corpora tion to control all the banks of the country, and carry on all the domestic exchanges, ob jecting to the grant of this incidental facili ty in small matters, through the instrumen tality of one of its Departments. A little re flection, however, will solve the whole mys tery. It would relieve the people from one of the inconveniences they now feel from the want of a paper currency in general credit for remittance, and thus annihilate one of the principal arguments in favor of a National Bank. The bank presses are not willing to see the people relieved from the inconvenience altogether, and even sa ved the greater portion of the expense, be cause they might then not feel the want of a National Bank. Hence arise all the pa triotic fears of these gentlemen, and their disinterestedness in declining this boon, and arguing against granting in to others. They fear the peeple may like their Government more and the Bank less, if they perceive that the former can grant them greater facil ities in making their remittances, than the latter has ever granted, or ever can. The objections originated in the National (bank) Gazette, and no doubt were an emanation, direct or indirect, from Mr. Biddle, who has sagacity enough to perceive that the plan suggested would render a general paper cur rency of no use to nine-tenths of the people. With his usual patriotism, he prefers to see them encounter a heavy expense, and the risk of miscarriage and depredation, rather than lose the argument derived from the in convenience of not having paper for remit tance. From the tenor of his letter,' we presume the Postmaster General has no desire, so far as he is personally concerned, to see thisi.ad ditional labor and responsibility thrown upon him ; but as he has no doubt of the practica bility of the scheme, it is a grave question whether the public intirest does not require its adoption, whatever may be its inconve nience to public officers." BRIEF POINTS. The country has tried a United States Bank twice. On both occasions it did no good, and a great deal of evil. On both occasions, the people after giving it a fair trial condemned it. The reasons for that condemnation have been given over and again. The people are familiar with them. The Monopolists desire such a Bank because it is an engine of immense power, and falls naturally into their hands. By means of a Bank large enough, and pow erful enough, they can control the politi cal power of the Government. Because It can make all the State Banks its sat ellites. It can bankrupt the United States Treas ury at pleasure. It can make panics and pressures to order," with the utmost facility. It can banish the gold and silver, and give us the- "exclusive paper currency" whenever it pleases. It can govern the country without be ing troubled by the elective franchise. b or none but the wealthy are entitled to vote tor Bank Directors, meres no competition with the " vulgar" there. It can lend money which it has not got for it passes its paper for money. It can make six per cent, for its stock holders without employing any real capi tal at all. And what it does for itself it can enable all the small banks in the country to do. For they are all part and parcel of the same concern. All " the system." Well, this is what the Bank party call " regulating the currency" the 44 credit system," and so on. It all means sub stantially " the system of living without labor." The Farmer ploughs, and sows, and reaps, and carries his grain to market. The Banker signs a little bit of paper called a Bank note, and gives it to him in exchange for it. The last operation is somewhat the eas iest But it is the way '-the rich take care of the poor" heretofore, they say, give the rich plenty of Banks that they may do this great act of munificence. The Democracy oppose this great pro ject. They think Che Banks are too thick already and that to create more would make things worse. That the Bank Aristocracy are not the right hands in which to deposite unlimit ed power in a free country. That the money power is least of all to be trusted. That there is already too much paper money afloat and the more Banks the more paper. The Banks have now more paper out than they can pay. WThat do the Bank men propose as the remedy? More Banks another United Slates Bank. I'hey are bad doctors they give the patient too much physic. Uncle Sam was well. They dosed him with paper pills until he has got sur feited, and is sick. They now cry, give him more of the paper more of the same physic more " hair of the same dog." We don't believe in it no how. Trenton True American. A CONUNDRUM.- I am composed of three words and 14 let ters. My 13th, 9th, 4th, 10th, 12th and 8th is a man's name, my 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th is a measure, my 11th, 3rd, 8th and 6th is the name of an ancient city, my 5th, 12th, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 10th is found among the Hottentots, my 4th, 12th and 2nd is a beverage, my 7th, 2nd, 9th and 10th is felt but hot seen, my 1st, 12th, 11th, 6th and 8th was an Emperor of Russia, my 4th, 3rd, 1st and 6th, and 7th, 2nd, 1st, 6th and 8th cost cash, my 11th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th are found in Ireland, my 10th, 2nd and 3rd is the guardian of the purse, my 7th, 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 4th is a term used by sheriffs, my 3rd, 6th & 14th has decided the fate of thou sands, my 4th, 12th, 6th and 5th are white and 5th, 2nd, 9th and 13th is black, my 1st, 2nd and 10th was a Heathean God, my 10th, 2nd, 5th and 12th is a river in Germany, let young men who want money 12th, 2nd, 8th 10th, 9th and 4th, and not forget the 1st' 8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 6th & 13th, my 11th. 3rd, 7th, & 6th, & 7th, 2nd, 1st, 6th & 13th are the " sine que won" of a printer. Reader when you have solved the conundrum, do not forget it. MARRIED, In Mecklenburg county, on the 10th inst. Mr. Andrew Jones to Miss Jane H. Bain. In Madison county, Tenn. on the 27th July, Mr. Tomlinson, to Miss Milanda, daughter of James Cook, formerly of N. C. In Edenton, Pasquotank co., on 22d inst. Mr. James Newbould, to Miss Jane A. Bon ner, daughter of Mr. John Bonner, dee'd. In Perquimons, on the 22d inst. Thomas S. Hoskins, of this town, to Miss Harriett W. Wilson, only daughter of Willis Wil son, dee'd. On 10th Aug. Mr. Wm. D. Edmonston, of Snow Hill, to Miss Julia A. Pipkin of Wayne county. In New Orleans, Mr. Alexander Philip Socrates Emilius Coesar Hannibal Mercel lus George Washington Treadwell, to Miss Caroline Sophia Maria Julianna Wortley Montague Joan of Arc Pope, all of that city. DIED, At Pittsboro' Chatham Co., on the 26th inst. Miss Mary Hooper, in the 19th year of her age, daughter of Archibald M. Mooper, esq. of Wilmington. She had suffered se verly for several weeks, during which time her friends experienced the alternation of hope and despair. Her dissolution was calm and collected, and she was gentle and pa tient to the last. She was surrounded by affectionate relatives, and took leave of them all ; aud died willingly, and even cheerfully, though in much pain. Miss H. was all that parental pride and affection could desire j and the cherished favorite of a large and in telligent circle of friends and acquaintances ; who deeply sympathize with ' the afflicted parents and mourning relatives, on this melancholy occasion. In Newbern, on the 21st inst. John Wash ington, esq. aged 70, for several years a high ly respectable and enternrizinff merchant of that town. At his residence in Rockingham county on Sunday the 30th ultimo, Mr. William Mobly, aged 64 years. Near Mocks ville, Davie Co. on the 16th inst. Mrs. Letitia Carter, wife of A. G. Car ter, esq. At his residence near Knoxville, Ten. on the 9th inst. Col. John Williams, aged 49 a native of Surry Co. N. C. His family was distinguished during the revolution for its warm and devoted adherence to the Ameri can cause and Col. W. commanded a reg iment of volunteers at the Battle of the Horse Shoe, which terminated the Creek war ; he was also with Gen. Jackson at N. Orleans, whose confidence he enjoyed. He was subsequently a member of the United States Senate ; minister to the Republic of Central America, and afterwards a member of the Senate. He was also estimable in all the relations of private life. At his residence near the White-Oak Mountain, on the 5th inst. Edmund Foster, a Revolutionary Soldier. In the year 1777, he enlisted for three years in the Virginia line, and served in the army under the im mediate command of Gen. Washington, and was engaged in the battles of Brandywine, Germanton and Monmouth, and several less important ones, and was honorably dischar ged on the termination of his engagement. He supported though life the character of an honest man and a good neighbor. Hillsboro' Recorder. At Philadelphia, on Saturday morning, af ter a protracted illness, Col. Richard C. Pa rish, of Florida. Household YuTintiiYfc. WILL be sold on Tuesday, 5th September, at Mr. Birdsali's AUC TION ROOM, on a credit of o mouths for sums of ten dollars and upwards, for note and security i one et mahogony dining Ta bles l dressing do. Tea do. 1 do Chest Drawers Tea Stand Press Side board Wash Stand Ward Robe Bed Steads Feather Beds -Mattrasse3 Looking Glasses Brass Aad-Irons do. Fender Glass and Crockery Ware, &c. &c. The above can be seen at any hoar on Satur day, 3d Sept. Will be sold also at the same time, some fine HATS, and perhaps other mer chandize. WILLIAM PECK, Auct. Raleigh, Aug. 30. 148.lt. THOJUSONISJU. AI?D THE Subscriber, would respectfully inform the citizens of North Carolina, generally, and those in the counties of Granville,' Warren Franklin and Halifax, particularly, that he keeps regularly on hand, and offers for sale, Dr Saw.' uel Thomsons System of Medical Practice ; Robin son's Lectures on the old System and on Thomson's ; Medical Discussions between Mineral and Botanic Physicians on the comparative merits of their Systems,- and a large supply of GENUINE MED ICINES. He has the exclusive right of disposing of said Thomson's System, appointing Agents, ice, in the aforesaid counties. Therefore, any suita ble persons in said counties wishing to obtain Agencies, by applying to him, can be accom modated on very favorable terms. He would also state that any person buying $20 worth of Medicines at a time, will be al lowed a discount of $20 per centum, on his re tailing prices. M. W. M'CRAW, Agent for S. Thomson. Mecklenburg, 5 miles from Boyd- 1(0 ton, Va. Aug. 30, 1837. J 148 P- NORTH CAROLINA Temperance Convention THE New-Salem TEMPERANCE SOCIE TY, being requested to take into conside ration the propriety of catling a Temperance Convention, made the following report, viz; 1. That a State Temperance convention mil undoubtedly advance the important cause ot Temperance. 2. That the Convention meet in Pittsboro', on Wednesday the 25th of October next, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 3. That each local society itf tie State, be en titled to one delegate in said Convention : and it is hoped that every local society in the Stat will meet at as early a day as practicable, and elect their, delegates so thnt the interest due the subject may be properly, attended to, and the views ot the Temperance friend fully re presented. ' m- WESLEY D. WILSON Sw'y. JO" Editors throughout the State; are reques ed to give the above a few insertions. Aug. 30. ' y ' 148 3t.f.