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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. OHIO. - . 1 TTTU:...... k mil 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 host." 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. - , I CM, ' . , -, I f-i 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." MILITARY CHIEFTAINS. 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, H. CLAY. 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, 41,000,000 81,000,000 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- . I ..linn 1 n oil ImnPCf hp!rt3 PVPfl nn.l l1 lP 1 .1 I C-aijI 1U II I U Ull IIUI. J. - - - " 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. FOREIGN. 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. higher." 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." FIRE ! 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. EDITOR'S CORRESPONDENCE. 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 that paper: "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 : FIRST SESSION. SENATE. 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 Senate. 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 journed. . 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 the table. 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 Relations. 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 purpose. 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 i f . 1 t: . 1 -: j 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 1 .1 1 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 following preamble and resolutions,. which were ananimosly adopted : 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 1 1 , . . . . . iireiy approve sucn recommendation and think 11 impoitant that the several Districts should be rep resented in said Convention, to be held in Balti more. 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 vention. 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 Mr. 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 pointed Secretaries. 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 said Convention. Resolutions were passed responding to th . l t 1 r 1 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 Baltimore Convention. 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. - .: t i . 11: 11 motion, vjren. josepn inuri was cane to the chair, and Dr. Eli F. Watson appointed secretary. 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 States. Resolved, That Col. William Horner, John j0 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 exchange 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- pril. 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 week." GOV. PENNINGTON'S. SEAL. Air "Jim Crow.".. - When England's third George madly ruled o'er the . land 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 gone "? 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 throne. But, excepting this time since the days of King James, When he threw the great seal in the midst of the 1 names, 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 steer 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 burned. 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 reign, 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 scorn, 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 suits. But reason look's down from her mountain top throne, 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. IULE1GII, 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 a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 1 00 00 11 00 20 00 20 00 00 00 9 00 80 5 00 15 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6 00 00 00 WILMINGTON, 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.