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JEf-It is clearly manifest mat me reuerns
Congress will resist the passage of the general
bankrupt law, unless corporations can be excluded
from its effects. An impartial law would stop the
operations of insolvent Banks a thing quite re
pugnant to "Whig" views of the "credit system."
33- The township elections in the State of New
York, give cheering promise of the success of the
Democracy in that State, in November.
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Amon" the States wnicn me ui n 1-
An-crn fnr Harrison, is that of Ohio
This is the
lin-toD absurdity of "counting without the
The Stark County Democrat has the following :
"The Democracy of the State are truly aroused.
The falsehoods, and fiJdle and drum-stick parades
of the Federal Black Cockade Heroes, are produc
ing the desired effect. Bank officers, attorneys, and
suspended merchants, cannot lead the people of this
country by their 'jacket pocket' appeals. A letter
from one of our most talented and active Democrats
in Coshocton says, that the conduct of the Bank
Federalists there, from Zanesville, has wakened up
tha Democrats, and it is resulting in much good.
A in other Places, tney reponea ai uisiuui ouiui.
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of their own party. Ua me 7tn 01 maroo iur de
mocrats of Belmont have a great meeting in St.
Clairsvili hundreds have signed the call. 1 be
Democrats of Harrison county have a meeting on
next Saturday in Cadiz, ani on the same day Mr.
Hamer will address the Democrats of Clermont at
Batavia. T,his week terminates the Federal show,
and after that the Democrats will coolly but ener
getically rally in every quarter. The Democrats of
Fairfield, Perry, Butler, and Hamilton, are holding
township meetings, and organizing Hickory Clubs,
and passing strong and energetic resolutions."
The great horror manifested by the Federal
Whigs for "military chieftains," on the nomination
of Gen. Jackson for the Presidency, is still fresh in
the recollection of our readers. Their patriotism
was alarmed at the precedent his election would
afford, as well as at the incident itself. "The days
of the Republic are surely numbered," said the
Whiggery, "if a military chieftain be permitted to
assume the duties of the civil magistrate." But
now it is ''Hurra for the Hero of Tippecanoe !"
Now we are called upon to support Harrison, be
cause he "Jights well!" We believe the Federal
ists think the people are fools.
But Mr.' Clay himself is in favor of the election
of Harrison ; Mr. Clay, who took the lead against
Jackson on account of his being a "military chief--tain."
The following letter will show the beauties
of Federal consistency as well as the honesty of
their leaders. Hear what Mr. Clay said in 1.S25:
Washington, 23th Jan.. 1S25.
My Dear Sir: My position in regard to the Pres
idential contest is highly critical, and such as to
"leave me no path on which I can move, without
censure. I have pursued, in regard to it, the rule
which I always observe in the discharge of my
public duty. I have interrogated ray conscience as
to what I ought to do, and that faithful guide tells
me that I ought to vote for Mr. Adams. I shall
fulfil its injunctions. Mr. Crawford's state of health,
and the circumstances under which he presents
himself to the House, appear to me to be conclu
sive against him. As a friend to liberty, and to the
permanence of our institutions, I cannot consent, in
this early stage of their. existence, by contributing
to the election ot a military chieftain, to give the
strongest guarantee that this Republic will march
in the fatal road which has conducted every other
ftepublicto ruin. I owe toour friendship this frank
, exposition of my intentions. I am, and shall con
tinue to be, assailed by nil .the abuse which partizan
zeal, malignity, and rivalry, can invent. I shall view,
without emotion, these effusions of malice, and re
main unshaken in my purpose. What is a public
man worth, if he will not expose himself, on fit
occasions, for the good of his country 1
As to the result of the election, I cannot speak
with absolute certainty ; but there is every reason
to believe that we shall avoid the dangerous prece
dent to which I allude.
Be pleased to give my respects to Mr. , and
believe me, always,
Your cordial friend,
The Hon. F. Brooke.
TRUTH FROM MR. BIDDLE.
AH the Federal outcry about fhe wickedness of
the Administration, in desiring to place the public
money beyond the reach of speculators, is blown to
the Moon by their friend Biddle. At a meeting of
citizens in the interior of Pennsylvania, Mr. B. gave
the following statement :
"We have bought far too much from foreign na
tions, and have indulged, with a childish excess
in all the luxurious follies of the old world. Look
only where this has led us. Durinsr the last ten
years, we have imported about one hundred and
eighteen millions of dollars of silks, and more than
forty-one millions of dollars of wines and spiritous
liquors, making: an aggregate of more than one
hundred and fifty millions of dollars, for articles of
the merest luxury. Here there are
Payment for silks of 113,000,000
Wine and spirits,
And for iron,
Making a sum for necessaries and
luxuries of $243,000,000
paid in part for things which we should have sup
plied ourselves, or have dispensed with altogether.
And having done all this, we wonder that we are
so much in debt I
And yet the Federal Whiggery desire the peo
pie's money to be loaned to importing merchants
who have already, within ten years, imported ane
hundred and fifty-nine millions of dollars worth
of Silks, Wines, and Spirits! The Whiggery will
feel delighted at this expose of the "greatest finan
cier of the age." The (New Haven, Conn.) Co
lumbian Register, says :
"The silks and iron, and much of the wine, that
has been imported for the last three or four years,
has been paid for by the cotton shipments which
the U. S. Bank, when controlled by Mr. Biddle,
sent to Europe. It was that concern more than
any other that has plunged the country into extrav
agance, debt, and luxurious follies. lie undertook
to monopolize the cotton trade to make funds in
Europe, that he might sell his bills to the import
ing merchants, and stimulate them into the wildest
extravagancies in foreign importations, while the
vicious banking system, of which he was the head,
by expanding one day and contracting the next,
destroyed every thing like regular, steady business
in the domestic concerns of the country,: And
now, after having, coward like, abandoned the ship,
and gone ashore in the boat, leaving his crew to
take care of themselves in the best way they can,
he looks calmly back on the wreck, which his own
mismanagement has produced, and begins to read
homilies on extravagance, over-trading, and luxu
rious living ! ! Yes, Nicholas Biddle, to whom the
directors (of a broken bank) voted a dinner set of
silver plate, costing $20,000, for bis valuable servi
ces '.land who, it is said, has a grapery, costing
$10,000, to raise fruit for his table in winter, while
a laboring man cannot get five dollars in silver in
exchange for one of their bank bills bearing his
name, is now lecturing on the extravagances ofi
the times. This is the greatest piece of whig hum
bug that has yet appeared."
all the prominent uemocrais as uavmg lumcu.
Thi has done the deed for Harrison in that quar-
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U3 A new Post Office bas been established at
Potecas, in Northampton county, and Jordan Beale,
esq. appointed Postmaster. All communications for
this office must be sent via Murfreesboro N. C.
William Ii. Holderne3s is appointed Postmaster at
Mount Airy, Surry county.
London paper3 to the 3rd, and Liverpool to the
4th of January, have been received in New York.
There are rumors of changes in the British Minis
try, as follows : Marquis of Normanby to go to Pa
ris as British Ambassador, vice Lord Granville.
Lord Granville to go to India as Governor General,
vice Lord Auckland. Lord Ebrington to take Lord
Normanby's place in the Home Office, and the Duke
of Devonshire'to be Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
1 he money market was easier. Stocks were
rising. The state of trade in Manchester improv
ing: and Cotton id per lb. higher. The stock of
Cotton on hand, December 2lst, was 259,490 bales,
of which 206,000 is in Liverpool. Thp deliveries
to the trade during the year were 1,053,676 bales.
A Lirerpool paper of January 3rd, says: "Since
the return of stock, &c, on 31st ultimo, the market
has assumed a more healthy and steady appearance ;
and for American descriptions prices are d per lb.
The Foreign news is looked upon by the com
mercial community in New York as of a favorable
cast; if it does not promise an immediate rise in
the prices of American produce, it indicates firm
ness to those .at present existing.
Accounts from Calcutta to Havre, in France, an
nounce that, all, communication between the En
glisb and'Chinese was definitively and entirely cut
off. At Macao, a collision had taken place between
the Chinese inhabitants of the town-and the En
glish and Portuguese residents. These last, after
an ineffectual resistance, had been expelled by the
Chinese, who lost in the affair about twenty men.
All communication had been interdicted, except
with the Americans, who were actively engaged in
turning these events to their own account-for the
increase of their trade and influence.
Marshal Valle has announced the following to
the French Minister of War:
"Belidah, Africa, Dec. 31, 1839.
"A column under my orders has attacked. to-day
the troops of Abd-el-Kader, between the upper camp
of Belidah and the Chiflah. The enemy has been
put to a complete rout. Three stands of colors,
gne cannon, a great number of small arms and drums
have fallen into our hands."
Between 1 and 2 o'clock, yesterday morning, the
Cotton Gin of A. S. Rogers, Esq., about 14 miles
from this city, was discovered to be on fire, which
consumed the Gin, fixtures, &c, and 14 bales of
Cotton. This is a very heavy loss to Mr. Rogers,
with "whom we sincerely sympathise. It is certain
that this was the work of an incendiary, as no fire
had been about the premises for several days.
Murfreesboro,' Hertford Co. Feb. 25, 1810.
Mr. Loring Dear Sir:
The " whigs" held a county meeting yesterday,
and have brought out Thos. P. Little for the Sen
ate, and Wm. N. H. Smith for the Commons. The
Democrats will run Dr. G. C. Moore for the Sen
ate, and Sipha Smith for the Commons. Judge
Saunders will run well in Hertford, if any Demo
crat can. But if the " whigs" can swallow Harri
son, petticoat an l all, it is hard to say what the
issue will be. But, sir, I hope there is a large por
tion cf the " whigs" that cannot be gulled thus if
they can, then alas ! for our country ! if Heaven, in
its wrath, should permit them to gain the ascend
ancy. " Whig" Convention in Ohio.
The "Whigs" recently held a Convention at Co
lumbus, which the Ohio Statesman calls the "Bank
and Abolition Convention." The following is from
"Abolitionism triumphant Thos. Corwin the
Feoeral nominee for Governor. The struggle is
over Whiggery and Abolition wedded in bonds
indissoluble. 1 homas Cokwin memner ot Uon
gress from Warren, Clinton, and Highland i
nominated for Governor ! Lorwis's whole votes
in Congress have been with the Abolitionist Slaoe
And when a member of the Ohio Legislature, some
years ago, he voted against a resolution to inquire
into the expediency of prohibiting colored people
emigrating to Ohio: and betore that he voted in
the Ohio Legislature with those who attempted to
place blacks on an equal footing with whites in
testifying in Courts of Justice!"
TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS :
On Monday, February 24th, sundry petitions
were presented, and among them several, praying
that Congress would establish a uniform system of
bankruptcy, which underwent considerable discus
sion. Mr. Bcchanan, offered the following resolution
for the consideration of the Senate:
Resolved, That a select committee be appointed
for the purpose of inquiring into the expediency of
proposing to the States such an amendment to the
Federal Constitution as will secure a large specie
basis for the circulation of the country, by prohibit
ing the issue and circulation of bank notes, and
other paper'currency, of denominations so low as
to prevent the circulation of gold and silver in the
ordinary transactions of business, and in payment
of the wages of labor.
Mr. Phelps addressed the Senate at some length,
on the special order of the day, being the assump
tion of State debts by the General Government;
after which it was informally passed over. Sever
al private bills were taken up, considered, and or
dered to be engrossed.
On the 25th, petitions were presented praying a
revision of the revenue laws ; against the employ
ment of blood-hounds in Florida, &c. Mr. Buch
anan presented twelve of that character from citi
zens of Philadelphia. Several private bills were
passed, and the Senate went into Executive busi
ness. On the 26th, Mr. Grundy presented the creden
tials of the Honorable Alexander Anderson, elect
ed by the Legislature of Tennessee a Senator from
that State in the place of the Hod. H. L. White;
which, were read. The usual oaths were adminis
tered to Mr., Anderson, and he took his -seat in the
The resolution, submitted .'yesterday by Mr.
Buchanan, was taken up for consideration.
After some remarks by Messrs. Buchanan, Strange,
and Webster, and without coming to a decision on
the question, the Senate proceeded to the Special
order, being the Resolution from the Select Com
mittee on the assumption of the debts of the States, j
Mr. Crittenden addressed the Senate" at length on
the subject. Mr. Strange, after making some re
marks in reply, gave way to a motion for adjourn
ment, and the Senate adjourned.
On the ,27th, the resolution submitted by Mr.
Buchanan, which was under consideration yester
day, was then taken up, and after some remarks from
Messrs. Calhoun, Preston, Grundy, Davis, Hender
son, Clay of Alabama, Allen, Strange, and Buch
anan, was adopted, and the Chair appointed the
following Senators as saidxommittee, viz : Messrs.
Buchanan, Grundy, Crittenden, Wright, Davis,
Clay of Alabama, and Henderson.
The resolution from the Select Committee on
the assumption of the debts of the States, was then
taken up, and Mr. Strange addressed the Senate,
at length, in reply to Messrs. Clay of Kentucky and
Crittenden, and in favor of the report. Mr. Hen
derson followed, at length, in opposition to the re
port. On motion of Mr. Tallmadge, the subject
was informally passed over, and . the Senate ad
On the 2Sth, the Chair submitted a report from
the Secretary of ..the Treasury, incompliance with
a resolution 6f the Senate, in relation to the pay
ment of Government drafts by the deposite banks
since the general resumption of specie payments
in 1833 ; which was laid on the table, and ordered
to be primed. .
Mr. Webster presented several Abolition -peti
tions Mhe -rfio'tidns to receive which were laid on
Mr. W. also presented a remonstrance against
the use of blood-hounds in the Florida war; which
was'laidn the table. Also, a petition for a Con
gress of Nations to adjust international difficulties j
which was referred to the Committee of Foreign
The resolution from the Select Committee on
the assumption of the debts of the Slates was then
taken up, and Mr. Tallmadge addressed the Senate
at length on the -subject. The Senate then ad
journed until Monday next.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
On Monday, February 24th, the Speaker laid
reports before the House, in answer to Resolutions,
from the Treasury Department, Commissioner of
the General Land Office, and the First Comptroller.
Mr. John Campbell wished, before the States
were called for resolutions, to have the privilege to
report one from the Commiuee of Elections ; which
was read for information, as follows:
Resolved, That the Committee of Elections be
authorized to send :or persons and papers in refer
ence to the contested elections from the lhird
Congressional District of Pennsylvania, and the
Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts.
The reception being objected to by Mr. Davis of
Pennsylvania, some debate arose, which resulted in
its adoption 136 to 50.
Mr. Jones of Virginia said he had been instruct
ed by the Committee of Ways and Means to re
port the following resolution :
Resolved, That this House will, on Thursday,
at 1 o'clock, resolve itself into a Committee 01 the
VV hole on the state ot the Union, to consider House
bill number IS, providing for the issuing of Trea-
urv notes that it be made the special order at
that hour. -and at the same hour on each succeed
ing dav, until the bill be finally disposed of, to take
precedence of all other business.
A resolution was offered confining the eligibility
of any citizen t,o the.Presidency to one term.
On the 25th, . the - Speaker laid before the House
a messege from the President of the United States,
transmitting, in compliance with the resolution of
the 7lh instant, a report from the Secretary of State,
on the subject of the blockade of the ports of Chi
na by the British; referred to the Committe on
Foreign Affairs. '
Mr. Russell said the character of the House was
suffering in the opinion of the community, in con
sequence of the tardiness with which the busines
of the nation was transacted. At least one hun
dred claims have been matured by the committees,
and an opportunity has not been afforded them to
report. Too much time was taken up in debate ;
and it was highly proper that the House should
now proceed to business. Mr. R. then moved a
resolution, setting apart a portion of the day for the
reception of the reports of committees.
Objection was, however made to its reception.
The Speaker suggested to the House that the
business of the nation could begot along with more
facility if the rules and order of business were
strictly adhered to. A great deal of time was con
sumed in motions to suspend the rules, all to no
Mr. Russell said he was compelled, from the ne
cessity of the case, to move a suspension of the
rules; but the motion was not admissible.
The House was occupied for a great portion of
the day, on the Resolution relative to the printing
in the New Jersey case.
On the 26th, the Chair announced that the sub
ject before the House was the resolution reported
from the Committee of Elections, to grant to that
committee the right to have printed such papers as
it might deem necessary to facilitate the business
before it, and the substitute of Mr. Cave Johnson
therefor, in the following words :
Resolved. That the Committee of Elections be
authorized to report to this House such papers, and
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sucn 01 meir proceedings as uiey may uouc iu
have printed bvorder'of the House: and that they
be instructed also'to report forthwith which five of
the ten individuals claiming seats Irom the estate
of New Jersey,; received' the greatest number f
votes Irom the whole State tor Uepresentatives in
the Congress of the United . States at the election
of 1838 in said Slate, with all the evidence of that
fact in their possession : Proviaea, 1 hat toothing
herein contained shall be so construed as to pre
vent or delay the action.of said committee in taking
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testimony, and deciding the said case upon the
merits of the election.
A resolution was offered concerning contracts
made by the Clerk of the House, supposed to be
without authority. . Mr. Garland hoped the House
would consent to the consideration of the Resolu
tion, and that the, investigation would be had, ob-
jection was made to its reception ; when xvir.
Smith said he did not believe he could j ield the
floor, without forfeiting his right to it. Mr. S.
then occupied the floor for upwards of three hours
incontinuation of his remarks on yesterday, and in
opposition to the proposition beiore the Mouse,
and in commenting on and censuring the course
which had been pursued by the House in reference
to the New Jersey contest.
On the 27th, the Chair announced that the sub
ject before the House was the resolution reported
from the Commiuee of Elections, to grant to that
committee the right to have printed such papers as
it might dem necessary to facilitate the, business
before it, add substitute of Mr. Cave Johnson there
fore This matter was debated till the Senate adjourn
ed. On the 2Sth, the Resolution of Mr. Cave John
son passed as amended as follows.
Resolved, That the Committee of Elections be
authorized to report to this House such papers, and
such of their proceedings, as they may desire to
have printed by order of the House; and that they
be instructed also to report forthwith which five
vi me ten inuiviuuais claiming seats irom ine state
of New Jersey, received the greatest number of
lawful votes from the whole State for Represent
tives in the Congress of-the United States at the
election of 1S33 in said State-, with all the evidence
of that fact in their possession : Provided, That
nothing herein contained shall be so construed as
to prevent or delay the action of said committee in
taking testimony, and deciding the said case upon
tne merits ot the election.
FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING IN WAKE.
A large and respectable number of the Democrats
of Wake convened in this city, on Monday the 17lh
ult. The meeting was organized by calling Col.
Allen Rogers, Sr. to the Chair, and appointing P.
H. Busbee, Esq. Secretary.
After a peititient and concise explanation, by the
Chairman, . of the object of the meeting: It was
moyed that a Committee of five be appointed to
rau.resoiuTions lor tne consideration ot the meet-
ing wuereupon v esiey jones, nansom itttnron,
Kimbrough Jones, David W. Stone, and P.H. Bus-
bee,' were chosen
The Committee then presented the
preamble and resolutions,. which were ananimosly
Whereas it wa3 recommended by the Demo
cratic Convention of this State, at their Meeting
on the 8th ult., that the several Congressional Dis-
trict? of North Carolina, should appoint Delegates
to the Baltimore Convention to be held on the 5th
of May next, for the purpose of nominating a suita
ble Candidate to be run on the Democratic ticket,
at the November Elections ; and whereas we en
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iireiy approve sucn recommendation and think 11
impoitant that the several Districts should be rep
resented in said Convention, to be held in Balti
Resolved, That, the Democrats of Wake will
appoint five Delegates to meet any Delegates that
may be chosen by Orange and Person, forahe pur
pose of selecting a proper person to represent the
8th Congressional District in the Baltimore Con
Resolved, That we recommend Hillsborough as
the most eligible place of meeting ; and the 12th of
March as a proper and convenient time
Wesley Jones, P. H. Busbee, Kimbrough Jones,
J. B. Sbepard, and D. W. Stone, were appointed as
delegates from Wake.
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the name of the Chairman be
added to the delegation
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the Editor of "The North Car
olina Standard" be requested to publish the pro
ceedings of this meeting.
' On motion, it was
.Jlesolved, That the thanks of this. meeting be
tendered to the Chairman and Secretary, for the
proper manner in which they have discharged their
duties; - - - -
ALLEN ROGERS, Sr.; Chairman.
JE H. Busbee, Secretary.
FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD.
TO THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS
Of the 2d Electoral District of North. Carolina,
Composed of the Counties of Wilkes, Iredell,
Surry and Ashe.
Fellow Citizens : Permit a friend to call your
attention to the propriety of calling a meeting of the
Republican and States Rights party in the several
counties above-mentioned, for the appointment of
Delegates, to meet in District Convention, to nom-
inate a suitable gentleman to be placed on the Re-
publican Electoral Ticket for our Srate. --
At Wilkesboro' on the 7th dav of Anril next.
(being Tuesday of Wilkes Superior Court) it is re
spectfully suggested that said Convention be held.
It is hoped that the friends of truth and equal
rights will hold meetings in each of the above
mentioned Counties, during their respective ap
proaching Superior Courts, or at such other times
as may seem most convenient, of which meetings
timely notice should be given, so that each county
may be dulyTrepresented in the Convention. It is
also respectfully suggested, whether it would not
be well for the County Meetings above alluded to,
to nominate candidates for the next General As
sembly. The truth and justice of our cause, with
united effort, will ensure success. "United we
standdivided we fall."
REPUBLICANS OF ASHE: You are here
by notified that a meeting for the above-mentioned
II 1 It - 1 y-v v m
purposes, win De neia autne iourt House in Jet
ftrson, on Tuesday of your next Superior Court,
(3 1st March) to which you are all invited.
Feb.. 25tb, 1840. . A VOTER.
FOR THE STANDARD. '
Coring : Having understood that at the'late
Democratic Republican Convention, lately held in
the CjityTof Raleigh, . it. was recommended to; the:
friends ot the administration in the different coun
ties throughout this State, to hold meetings early
in the season, and bring out as candidates for, the
Legislature their strongest and most approved men :
Therefore, with a view to carry out so judicious a
recommendation, permit me to name Monday after
noon, at 4 o'clock, of our Superior Court, as the
time of our Democratic Meeting, and for the nom
ination of Senator to represent the county of Wake,
in. our next Legislature. Permit me to propose our
talented and estimable fellow citizen William H.
Haywood, Jr. esq. for the Senate. I am satisfied
his nomination would meet with a hearty response
throughout the County and State, and he would
beyond doubt, be triumphantly elected..
March 2d, 1840. CATO.
FROM THE NORTH CAROLINIAN.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING IN ANSON.
Mr. EdiloT.-S'ir, at a meeting of the Demo
cratic Republican S ates Rights party, held at.
Lanesboro' on the fourth Saturday in January
last, Thomas Griffin, sq. was called to the. Chair,
and Neally M. Halbard, and S. W. Cole ap
The object of the meeting was to recommend
a District Convention, which was appointed to
be held in Rockingham on Tuesday of March
Court, and Col. Allen Tye, Thomas P. Dillon,
Robert S. Laoner, Job Curtis, James I Terry,
and S. W. Cole, were appointed Delegates to
Resolutions were passed responding to th
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uominaiion 01 judge saunaers ana appoving
01 the measures of the present Administration
W. F. L-ak, Esq, of Richmond county, was
recommended to the District Convention as
suitable person to represent this District in th
The above synopsis you will please publish,
slating that the resolution were unfortunately
misiajd. THUS. Ulil f UN, UAeam'n
DEMOCRATIC MEETING IN ORANGE.
A meeting of Democratic Republicans of Or
ange, was held at Hillsboro' on Wednesday of
Ueoruary court, alter a short notice.
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motion, vjren. josepn inuri was cane
chair, and Dr. Eli F. Watson appointed
The object of the meeting being briefly ex
plained by the chairman; on motion of Cad
jones, jr. esq. tne following resolutions were
unanimously adopted :
Resolved That we highly approve of the
National Convention, proposed to bs held at
Baltimore on the 5th day of May next for the
purpose of recommending candidates for the
Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United
Resolved, That Col. William Horner, John
nes, esq., Oof. William I . Shields, Henry
Fogleman, Dr.- E. F.J Watson.; Sidney Smith,
- (jJiarles Wilson, Ur. H- B. L. Lloyd, Col. Her
bert Sims, John Holt, Charlt-s C. Smith, Emnson
Wnlker, esq. Be njamin Hurdle, Docior Diclcey
and Dr. Julius Bracken.be appointed to meet
the delegates from the counties of Wake and
Person, in Hillboro' on Thursday of Orange
Superior Cotirt, for the purpose of electing a
delegate to represent this congressional district
in the Baltimore Convention.
Resolved, That our friends throughout the
country, and. particularly the central and district
committees, are respectfully requested .10 attend.
for the purpose of taking into consideration the
propriety of recommending suitable persons to
represent this county in the next General As
sembly, and also to carry into effect the object of
the late Democratic Convention.
On motion of Allen Parks, Cad. Jones, jr. was
added lathe delegation.
On motion ofCharUs Wilson,
Resolved, That the North Carolina Stand-
ard and Hillsborough Recorder, be requested to
publish the proceedings of this meeting.
T. he meeting then adjourned.
. JOSEPH ALLISON, Ch' ran.
E. F. Watson, Sec'ry.,
Daniel Webster's opinion op William Henry
Harrison. Mr. Webster, when asked, in 1835. if
he would be placed on the ticket with Genera
Harrison, replied, "I cannot be cuilhi of any act
that shall in the remotest degree tend to the eleva
tion of a man to the Presidency who is justly the
scorn and ridicule of his foes and the pity and
. a " 1 A . r 1 . .
contempt oj nis jrienas. uosion rosi.
We find the following in one of our
papers. It is good philosophy :
"i nearu tne uammer 01 a mechanic, that owes
me, at 4 o'clocK this morning : I'll trust him till A-
I saw another, yesterday afternoon, who has
plenty of work on hand, lounging at the door of a
grog shop : I'll have him beiore the squire next
Air "Jim Crow.".. -
When England's third George madly ruled o'er the
A thief stole his seal from the Chancellor's hand ;
And quibblers in crimson, and vicars in lawn,
Asked who was the King, when the broad seal vas
And some were so simple ay, passing belief,
As to say that the sovereignty lodged with the thief,
That George was a sovereign de jure alone,
L While the thief with the seal was de facto the
But, excepting this time since the days of King
When he threw the great seal in the midst of the
1 IKY 11 I
octl,ia e er conceived, tho' his sire was an ass,
1 nat sovereignty uvea in a circle ot brass,
That liberty nestled in lumps of red wax,
Affixed to dead leather and bel weather backt
Till Pennington's seal with its vlo'izh and its
Was shown as4he presence of sovereignly here,
Yes, yes it was left for the wise of our time,
To second an error so great and sublime.
True, Essex the Earl in Elizabeth's time,
Counterfeited the seal of his sovereign for crime
And many a broad belted Earldom he gained
And with the strong hand of a noble retained :
But at last Giffdr Time, that old marplot, revealed
What Essex so long from the nation eoncsaied,
And back to the owners the laaJs were returned
While the records were crossed, and the title deeds
The seal of New Jersey, tho' gooJ in its way
Is not half so ancient as many folks say
When a province, and during'the Third George's
A tory.hejr Governor loag did remain ; .
But finding, at last a revolution was brewing,
And fearing the quid they designed: for his chew
ing, J-. M-oi:-- 0
He cleared, with the seal in his pocket oh, fie !
And left its antiquity all in myi eye. '
Illustrious seal ! thou art higger, by. half :.
Than the head of a cat, or the foot of a calf,
An ox could not cover thee over, 'tis plain,
Milton's devil to do jt would labor in vain,
He covered ten acres with only one-foot
But you covered Millville and Amboy to boot,
Yes, Milville and AmbOy, and sorrowful fate,
You palsied the popular will of the State
But softly, my muse, thou art fast in thy zeal;
The lovers of freedom have palsied the seal ;
Yes ! spit of thy mighty defenders Oh brass
Impressed with red wax on the skin of an ass,
Thou art left for. thy own sovereign people to
Though lovely thou art with thy field of ripe corn ;
Thy ox and thy husbandman blush to be shown
Declaring a fact that the people won't own j
Thy presence is evidence, only that men,
Can do with thy face what they do with a pen,
That is, they can use thee to solemnize frauds,
As wedding rings often are given to bawds;
But simpletons only will swallow for truth,
What apes would reject iu the days of their youth.
Once, gentlemen only wore ruffles and boots
And lovelocks and dickey's and superfine suits ;
And ladies, alone in tight corsets were seem,
In dancing saloon3 or in walks on the green ;
And members of Congress, alone were revealed
By writings on parchment,-by Governor's sealed,
But now many loafers in boots walk the street,
And women not ladies in corsets we meet ;
And men claiming seats in the halls of the land,
With sovereignty waxed in the gripe ofthe hand,
Whose rigbts to the same scarcely equalled brutes,
Who furnished them parchment, and wool for their
But reason look's down from her mountain
And passing the boot, takes the decent alone ;
And throwing the corsets and signets behind
Takes ladies for ladies and members in kind.
Then hey for the age, when the mark of a dolt,
Though bread as an ox or as small as a colt,
Is praised by the free for the facts- of the case
And parchment and wax to the people give place.
A negro man, carriage driver of Mr. Jesse Pow
ell of Wake Forest, on the 17th inst. while resting
himself on a pile of wood before his horses, wait
ing the return of his mistress from a visit she was
paying, was struck dead while in his usual heal'h.
On dissection, he was found extensively diseased
in his liver spleen pleura and heart, the latter being
excessively enlarged and, aneurismal. The lungs
were engorged with black blood, and exhibited an
ppearance as if stained with ink. The liver en
larged and congested and the spleen schirrnus.
Remarks : The pendant posture of the head fa
vors his destruction by apoplexy and a probable ob
struction to the passage of air to his lungs and an
obstruction to the free transmission of blood to the
eft side of his heart while it was throwing a por
tion of imperfectly decarbonized blood to the brain,
are circumstances calculated to speedily terminate
ne. ' Communicated.
In Wayne, on the 22d ult. Mr. Guilford Coley
o Miss Dicey Stanley, both of Waynesboro'.
In this city, on the 27th of Jan., Elizabeth Grun
v, aged 3 years and 9 months; and cn the 14th
of February, Sarah, aged 18 months, both daugh
ters of Mr. J. Al. Mason, of this city.
On the 7th of last month, in Waynesboro' Mrs.
Rachael Reaves, wife of Mr. William Reaves, and
daughter of Mr. Berry Howell of that county.
ft&IYUSSAl.. PRICKS CUltiSBS.Vr
Corroctsd weeicly for Ta-j N-irtii Carolina Standard.
March, 4, 1R40.
Brandy, Ap. fup country,) S00 50 a $00 60
" " (Nash Co.) 00 90
Bacon, old, per cwt. 00 10
Butter, lb. 00 15
Beeswax, lb. 00 17
Corn, per bushel, 00 50
Cotton, lb. 00 .8J
Fodder, per cwt. 00 70
Flour, 4 50
Lard, lb. 00 12
Meal, per bushel, 00 50
Flaxseed, per bushel, 1 00
Oats, in sheaf, per cwt. 00 60
Pork, lb. 5 50
Peas, per bushel, 00 50
February 27, 1840.
Bacon, ' 00 8 a 00 9
Butter, . ,.r 1Q a 25
Beeswax, scarce, . 23 a 24
Bale Rope, dull, ' -6 a 8
Brandy, apple, 55 a 00
Corn, "per bushel, 55 a. 00
Coffee, -11 a 13.
Cotton, per 100-lbj;, .;i v v..-ftv. a - 8
Cotton Bagging, 'dull, 'I 20 a 25
Four, per bbl. C 00 a 7 00
Gin, American, 55' o
Lime, cask, 1 25 a 1 75
Molasses, 30 a 35
Pitch, at the Stills, - 2 00 a 2 25
Rice, per 100 lbs. 3 00 a
Rum, N. E. 40 a 54
Rosin, scarce, 1 50 a 00
Sugar, brown, 8 a 10
Sait, coarse, 35. a 45
Spirits Turpentine, do gal. 32 a 33
Tallow, lb. 12 a 14
Tobacco, leaf, merchantable, a
" refuse, ' none.
Turpentine, soft, per bbl. 2 00 a 00
Tar, do do do 1 12 a 00
1 MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS. A
lYi Meeting, of ihe Stockholders cf the
w 1 lining! 01
and llaleigh Kail Road Co. will be
ton on the second Monday of April,
held at Wilming
1840. By order 01 the Stockholders,
JAMES OWEN, President.
March 4, 1840. 279-4t.
REWARD, I will give the above reward
for the Negroes LONDON, PETER, and SI
MON, if apprehended and confined in jail, so that I
can gel them. London is rather under size, has a down
look when spoken to, very black, thick set,. about 32
years old speaks short and is my own. Peter is also
very black, has a savage look, speaks hoarse, is large
and siout built, belongs to John VV. Southall, of Ileit
ford, was lately bought of Wm. Scott, of Hertford, N.
Carolina. Simon is very small, has a pleasing counte
nance, about 24 years old, speak- and looks well, be-
ongs to J w. Southall. They all escaped from me on
my way to I loxida, 15 miles from Fayetlville, on the
road 10 Cheraw, on the 28;h of February instant. In
formation may be sent 10 me at Augusta. Ga. if appre
hended soon, if not to Marianna. Jackson countv.
West Florida. BRITON BARKLEY.
March 4, 1810. 279.-3t.
All additional Supply.
T. STEEDS has just received an additional.
ivA supply of Cloth CAPS, for Gentlemen, Youths,
Boys, and Infants, consisting of all the latest and pres
ent styles, and a few Infant's Velvet CAPS, and round
crown Silk HATS. .
ALSO a further supply of Nutrial Moleskin and
Beaver HATS, of ihe latest style,
March 4. , . ; ' j -ti- 279tf,
EXECUTIVE OFFICE, N. C. FEB.24TH, 1840.
PURSUANT to an Act of the General Assembly, it
is hereby announced, that the fourth and last In
stalment of the Stale's subscription of r000 shaiestotho
stock of the Wilmington aud Raleigh Rail Road Com-
Uany uas been paid, and fhe certificate of the Company
to i bat enect, tanen and tiled in the unice ot the Fubno
Treasurer of this State. C. C. BATTLE, See.
to Board of Int. Improvements of N. C.
March 4. 279-4t.
NEW ORLEANS MAMMOTH LOTTERY.
By the following Notarial Certificate, it will ba
seen that the Numbers were being placed in the Wheel ;
the Drawing will lake place as boon as that operation
is completed. We shall, therefore, continue to sell tick
ets in this Lottery till further notice.
SYLVESTER Ac CO. Sole Agents.
Feb. 26, 1840 156 Broadway, N. Y.
E7 I. Hermogene Cantrelle, appointed by Lncien
Hermann. Esq. notary public, to be present at, and to
witness the depositing in ihe wheel ot the numbers i
Grand Real Estate Lottery, (Schmidt & Hamilton,
managers,) do hereby certify and make knn that
1 was personally present, and did witness this (Say th
depositing of each and every number in the said wheel
after the same had been first exhibited to public view.
Numbers deposited, up to February 9, 1840 50,00.
New Orleans, Februarv 9, 1840.
(Signed) II. CANTRELLE.
E7"I, LUCI E N HERAI ANN, notary public, do
hereby certify that Hermogene Cantrelle, has been ap.
pointed by trie for the purpose above mentioned, and
that I have this day closed said wheel and affixed the
seal of my office thereto, and taken in my own cbarg
and keeping the key ot said wheel.
New Orleans, February 9, 1S40.
(Signed) LUCIEN HERMANN", Notary Public.
February, 1840. HY-it.