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RICHARD JACOBS, EDITOR. KOSCIUSKO, MISS. Saturday Morning, June 8,1844 For President, The Nominee of the Democratic Na tional Convention." Democratic State Electors. JOSEPH W. MATTHEWS, of Marshall. JEFFERSON DAVIS, of JVarren. v JOSEPH BELL, of Winston. H. S. FOOTE, of Hinds. ARTHUR FOX, of Lawrence. R. H. BOONE, of Tishemingo. Gen. Jackson's Letter. In our columns of this week will be found a second letter from General Jack son on the annexation of Texas. This letter is in reply to the letters of numer ous friends who addressed him, desiring to know whether his views in relation to the policy of the immediate annexa tion of Texas to the United States, were changed by the letters of Mr. Van Bu ren and other prominent citizens. Hear how the old hero speaks out. His sentiments are worthy of the man. Founding his opinion favorable to an im mediate union of Texas with the United States, after that mature deliberation which he has always given to every im portant question that has been presented to his mind, he does not see any reason for changing his views of this question. With due defference to the opinion of other eminent men who differ with him upon the subject, he uses language, strong and decided, which speaks the unshaken firmness of the old patriot and . . tlitouua. -Nar tlim aLma nf hui letter he says, "My aim is to give to this country the strength to resist foreign in terference. Without Texas, we shall not have this strength. She is the key to our safety in the south-west and west. Sh.offers this key on fair and honora able terms, Let us take it and lock the door against future dancer. We can do o it without giving just offence to Mexico." This is the language of a great man up on a great question. From the Richmond Enquirer. I Mr. Clav's letter is an inferior pro-1 duction, distinguished by no ingenuity of argumentby no statesmanlike veiwa by no force or Dcauiy 01 coiiipusmuii 1-1. 1 ! A !n MA- marked by no lony seiHiinuiu, m c- gard to the interests of ur own country, or to our relations with foreign nations, and somewhat insidious in its allusions to the sectional feelings of the North. Upon the constitutional question, he is a t nil exolicit but seems to throw : aP mvtrrv and doubt 'over the till an -j . . : power or Annexaiion. Mr. uiav s icucr, which iu iaJ "w readers in our proceeding co lumns, is destined to call forth much dis cussion in the public prints. A corres- nnn.lflnt has already Dromiscu to cmpioy his scalpel in its dissection. Mr. Clay ..V in have exerted ail nis ni2;iiuy to guard his own position because of all living statesmen he stands most deep ly committed in behalf of Texas. When it was professedly ceded by the Florida Treaty of 1819, no man objected to it upon stronger grounds. He declared even, in his speech of the 3d of April, 1820, that the Treaty was inoperative) that Texas had been and was a portion of our Territory that Territory could not be alienated merely by a Treaty and consequently that notwithstanding the Treaty, Texas was still our own. Of nil men breathinff. therefore, Mr. Clay is surely the very last, who ought to object, when we can so easily and ho norably recover her; when she offers to throw herself again into our arms, to raise anv objection to the re-annexation. Rut what more? When he became Sec retary of State under Mr. Johto Quincy Adams, he made two attempti to recov er the territory. As Mr. Walker's mas terly letter states "On the 6th March, 1825, Mr. Clay, in conformity with his own views, and the expnjss directions nf Mr. Adams as Presidnt, directed a letter to Mr. Poinsett, ojir Minister at Mexico, instructing himi to endeavor to arms then! If Mr. Clay chose, notwnn standing.in '25. to negotiate with Mex- ico for Texas, wny may n ne gotiate for herself in ;f44! ;We have much stronger motives w uuwm session now, than we had then for an other nnwfir. the most grasping and the most aroirant. is attempting w uwui . . "... i .i i foothold upon Texas, ana uircavciia exercise a control, which may prove most injurious to the prosperity, per haps the security of our own country. Mr. Hlav shrinks indeed from the an nexation, from some apprehensions of war with Mexico. We think upon mis point there is too much justice in the re mark of the Spectator, that it is "anti American" to indulge such a "dastardly spirit' that it is only calculated to pro mote the danger that he would avert- that To hold up the errors oi a war with Mexico on theone hand, and the contemptible terrapin policy of limiting the extension ot our uonteacracy, anu die blessings it can impart to the States now composing it on the other, as fit inducements to reject Texas from the Union, is to us a most amazing fall for such a man. Of Mr. Clay's inter nal policy for the Government of the Union we have ever had no respect; but we did suppose that he had an Ameri can heart full of American aspirations for the extension of our free institutions over this wide Continent full of A merican courage to meet the interference of foreign nations with our domestic re lationstoo brave to quail before such a power as Mexico too proud to stoop his Southern brow to the mandates of Abolitionists." With the recollections of his speech in '20. and his negotiations in '25 and '27 throwing upon him, Mr. Clay ought to have been the last man to sacrifice Texas to his own ambition. He is e lcctioneering with the North by his pres ent opinions, a? he has been election eering with the South by his visit; but the Smith would much rather have his Correspondent of the Charleston Mercury, I w ...... V ' Wasmnoton, may it, in; In the Senate we had several meiao rials in favof of the annexation of Texas, teen d-Vs from S.i.v Sf.e f lix- ml iia usual one or two against tlie mei-J oneatiOB- of Aka,ftt;rt - ttu FOttl procure from Mexico a Iransfer to us of assistance in obtaining Texas, than or A most destructive fire occurcd in New Orleans, on the 18th of May, which bereft a great many families of their all, and deprived near three thou sand souls of a home. Upon the arri val of the news of this lamentable mis fortune, the good and generous citizens of Natchez immediately made arrange ments to aid the sufferers of their sister city. It will be remembered that in 1840, the city of Natchez was visited with a tornado, which brought deep dis tress upon many of its inhabitants. The citizens of New Orleans in that hour of want and suffering, extended with a liberal hand, ample relief to the distressed. Their, noble generosity is now being returned with gratitude, This is truly magnanimous. Such a spirit of benevolence and love, is highly commendable, and we love' to see it glowing so bright in the hearts of our people. Chancery Sale. By reference to our advertising columns it will be seen that sale will be mads of a large quanti ty of lands in this county, on Thursday next, June 13th, at the Court House door, in this place. James Clark, Esq., was on last Saturday, elected Major of the 43d re giment of the Mississippi Militia. A gentleman dining with a member of the Society of Friends, after having eaten enough for four moderate visiters, re-helped himself, observing, 4You see it's cut and come again with me.' To which the sectarian gravely replied, Friend cut thou mayest; but come again thou nctfer shalt.' Texas to the Del Norte In this letter, Mr. Clay says, "the President wishes you to effect that object." Mr. Clay adds: "The line of the Sabine approach es our Western boundary nearer than could be wished. Perhaps the Mexican Government may not be unwilling to establish the Rio Brasos de JJios, or-tnc Rio Colorado, or the Snow mountains, or the Rio del Norte in lieu of it." Mr. Clay urges, also, the importance of hav ing entirely within our limits "the Red and Arkansas rivers, and their respective tributary streams," On the 15th oi March. 1827,. Mr. Clay again renewed the effort to procure the cession of Tex as: In his letter of instruction of that date, to our Minister at Mexico, he says: "The President has thought the present might be an auspicious period for urging a neeotiation at Mexico, to settle the boundary of the two republics." "If we could obtain such a boundary as we desire, the Government of the United States might be disposed to pay a reason able pecuniary compensation, lhe boundary we prefer is that which begin ning at the mouth of the Rio del Norte in the sea, shall ascend that river to the mouth of the Rio Puero, thence ascend ine this river to its source by a line due North to strike the Arkansas; thence following the Southern bank of the Ar kansas to its source in latitude 42 degrees North, and thence by that parallel of latitude to the South sea." And he adds the treaty may provide "for the incor poration of the inhabitants into the U nion. It is utterly ridiculous for Mr. Clay, therefore, now to object to the present negotiation, that it was not called for by the public sentiment; because the same objection might have applied to his own negotiations in '25 and '27. It is idle for him now to say, that we had ceded the country to Spain in 1810, because he then contended, that we had no right to cede it. He says now, that we"fairly alienated our title to Texas, by solemn national compacts," when he delarcd in 1820, "that territory could not be alin ated." It is not "dishonorable," there fore, as he now pretends, "to talk of re suming our title to Texas," because he declared before the nation in 1820, that we could not cede it. His present let ter is strangely incorrect; because one would directly infer from its language, that he had given but one instruction to our Minister to obtain its re-annexation; when in truth he attempted it both in '25 and in '27. What, too, becomes of his present argument, that we ought not now to propose a re-anncxation, and that we might give Mexico cause to go to war, because "Mexico has not abandon ed, but perseveres in the assertion of her rights by actual force ol arms?" Why then did he attempt to obtain a cession of Texas from Mexico in '25, when at that very time'Spain was struggling to recover Mexico herself, and by actual force upon the shores of Mexico to as sert her rights to Mexico, and to Texas as a part of her domain. No scruple of this sort stood m tho way of Mr. Clay's attempt then and why should it now? Is not Texas freer from Mexican arms now, than Mexico M as from Spanish seem" the nam oi ins couiuenuuue here. We have desired to keep this question free of all party feelings, and even sectional influence. But there are bounds to all things. This letter strikes at the interests of the South, to propi tate the voters of the North. If the South be willing to trust such a politi cian.then is political party every thing our dearest rights and interests nothing. An Extract. But thither daily, in rain or sunshine, come the solitary lover, as a bird that seeks its young in the de serted nest: and afain he haunted the spot where he strayed with the lost; a gain and again murmured his passionate vows beneath the fast fading limes. Are those vows destined to be ratified ot annulled! Will the absent forget, or the lingerer be consoled? Had the char acters of that young romance been light-1 ly stamped on the fancy, where, once obliterated, they are erased forever, or were they graven deep in those tablets, where the writing, even when invisible, exists still, and revives, sweet, letter by letter, when the light and warmth bor rowed from the one bright presence are applied to the faithful record? There is but one wizard to disclose that secret, as all others; the old grave-digger.whose church-yard is the earth; whose trade is to find burial places for passions that seemed immortal; disinterring the ashes tjont of some long-crumbling memory, to hoi low out the dark bed of some new per ished hope. He who determines all things, and prophecies none; for his ora cles are uncomprehended till the doom is sealed. 1 He who in the bloom of the fairest affection, detects the hectic that consumes it, and while the hymn rings at the altar, marks with his joyless eye this grave for the bridal vow. Wher ever is the sepulcher, there is thy tem ple, oh melancholy. Bulwer. There was a memorial from the city nf Alhanv asking that Congress may pass a law to allow the President of the United States to commute the punish ment of Babe, the pirate and murderer, to a term of years instead of death, to which he has been very jusdy sentenc ed, though reprieved from time to time. In the whole of this business there strikes me as being a false sympathy afloat. Babe was convicted of piracy and dia bolical murder, and yet there is an endea vor made to screen the wretch trom con dign punishment. All acts of mercy to gratuitous villians are palpable injuries to society, and society should set its face against it. There were two bills from Jhe Com mittee on the Judiciary, the one to allow those persons who find themselves in i Texas by the running of the boundary line, to bring back every species of moveable properly, upon filing a descrip tion of the same before the District Judffe of Louisiana or Arkansas. And . n . 1 1 . the other trom tne same uominmee, m make piracy punishable by imprison ment for not less than five nor more than fifteen years. This is the bill sent by O'Sulivan. of New York, who has mounted a hobby against all capital nnnishmcnts. Tho bill to provide for the relief of the widows and the orphans of the offi cers, seamen and marines of the United States schooner Grampus, was read a ihri timft and nassed. This bill is a kind of omnibus, embracing the case of the Missouri, Adams, Peacock and Sea Gull, as well as the Grampus. It was passed by quite a triumphant majority. The Adjournment of Congress. Mr. Evans called up the Resolution fixing the time of adjournment. You will re collect that the Senate several weeks since, sent the Resolution to the House fixing the 17th May, and that the House delayed action until the 13th instant, and .i -r iL. then amended tne KCoiuuon so mai me adjournment should take place the 17th June next, 1844. Mr. Evans moved to amend the Re solution so far as to strike out the 17th and insert the 3d. Mr. Evans expres sed his regret that the House had not seen fit to adopt the Resolution as it came from the Senate. In a little svat in the Senate between Seveir and Morehead die Chairman of the Committee on the Retrenchment bill, the latter said in a few days he should report a bill abolishing a great many use less offices, and intimating a reduction in the legislative department in which he hoped to have the aid of the Senator from Arkansas. This is all stuff very stuff! This committee reported in 1841 at tne close of the session, and may do the same thing at the close of the pre sent, when there is no time left for ac tion; but if there be anything like ear nestness upon the part of the whigs, why is it that the bill to regulate the pay of the Army, wherein half a million of dollars nearly were saved was reported against by the whig Committee on Mili tary affairs. This bill passed the House by a triumphant majority, such at least as should have secured it due considera- We may look in vain for retrench' and the popular Wnch nf ;LTa?v'i ture has since beta engaged in i sideration of a numbef 0f i?8.60 remainder of the session!. ii.T TM An invalid sent for his physician, the late Dr. Wellam.and after detaining him for some time with a description of his pains, aches, &c, he thus summed up : "Now, Doctor, you have humbugged me long enough with your good-for-nothing pills and worthless syrups ; they don't touch the real difficulty. I wish you to strike at the cause of my ailments, if it is in your power to reach it." "It shall be done," said theDoctor, at the same time lifting his cane, he. demolish ed a decanter of gm that stood upon the side-board. Washingtonian Organ. The New Orleans Picayune gives the following dialogue illustrative of filial anection. , "Jim, how's your ma?" . ' "She's fat and strong how's yours?" "&ne 8 leeoie enough. 1 ve got so that I can lick her now, and have every thing my own way. You don' see me goiu' errands; and doin' chores about home, like you used to!" ment. The supporters of a Tariff for protection will never agree to reduce any expenditure, lest it might serve as excuse for reducing the taxes on imports. There are a thousand rumors afloat here one is that the Southern politicans are in favor of the nomination or Levi Woodberry as combining all the requi sites for a safe President, and that while he is m tavor ot tree trade ami the an nexation of Texas, that he can unite the Democracy in his favor. I deem it my duty to give you the correct rumors as they pass. Certainly the Democracy should fix at once on somebody instead of Van Uuren, and the sooner the nomination is fixed in the public mind the better. Some are for Com. Stewart, some tor Woodbury, and others for Tyler, who, whatever may be thought of him, has done the Democracy much service. In a little while such disclos ures will be made as to enable us to ar rive at just conclusions. The report is very rife through the city that Mr. Wickliff is about to resign his seat some say for the dissatisfac tion growing out of thejnominationof Mr. King, This I have reason to know is all fudge, because the appointment ' was tendered to Mr. Wickliff who posi tively refused. ; England, and produced a ve"v irr? sation in political circles' f w. t? cotton is from id. to Id per 1. T U O'Copnell ha. not tiK Parliament mt 'nced. til! d ir mu tio 1.1. more than usuallv h9. . America and Texai.-sn nun- gence brought by the last a rival "? the United State, i. of Gre j tt and importance. It appears that Z cial envoy. has arrived atWMhinl oiuiAuu w iiiaivo an o in rial Mr- 1 "" VUCJ III 8M nexauon on the part of the young tepd lie. An offer of a s milar aJ.J was made in the year 1837, ada then rejected, but under ery differei circumstances. At that period the ai ceptance of the offer of the Texan would have involved the United Stati in an expensive, embarrassing, and soro what uncertain war with Mexico, at also in the very probable contingency a rupture with England. Moreover tl public mind in the United States 'w very much divided on the subject slavery, ana a great jealousy existed 1 the part of the New England iStates regard to any accession of influence the Union 1o the southern interests. In the present instance also, it appc: very uncertain whether, on the who the annexation of Texas may not be event rather favorable than otherwise British interssts. If it deprives us 0 means of annoying the United Stat and so far removes the temptation t war, it is by no means certain that t ought not to be looked on as an adv tage. A war with the United Stat even if successful beyond our mosts guine expectations, would be a calair of the most fatal description. Moreoi the annexation ot 1 exas would g great additional preponderance in the nion to the interests upon which we in necessarily rely the most for a main) ance of friendly political and come cial relations with England thit,na m.i .a ly, ot tne jsoumern couon grow States. The vote of Texas woulj necessarily an additional free trade vj which, in the present balance ot pan and interests, might frequently prove cisive. We cannot afford to atraate Southern interest and strengthen the vocates of the high tariff by oppo a measure so warmly advocated b Southern States, and be enlisting al feelings of national pride andJuilO' on prejudice against us throughou Union. Nor is it good pplicy in 1 tion to commit itself to an oppoa against the natural course of er which evidently points 1o the ulu incorporation of the unoccupied pra of Texas with the neighboring anl rent State. We trust, therefore, whatever may be the result of (he sent negotiation at Washington, the cable relations between the two d tries will not be disturbed by any uj I I. i-f .... nort sonaDis lnienerencc uu um j- j domestic affairs of. another conunea Liverpool Mrm Persons who are always innocently cheerful and good humored, are very useful in tho world they maintain peace and happiness, and spread a thank ful temper among all who live around them. A Clever Reply. -k servant the town of A -. whose girl in beauty formed a matter of general admiration and discussion, in passing a group "of officers in the street, heard one ot them exclaim to his fellows ' , "By heaven, she's painted!" . , "Yes, sir, and by heaven only!" she very quietly replied, turning round. The officer acknowledged the force ot the rebuke and apologized Christianity, like a child, goes iUrmr nvpr thfl world. FeafleSS innocence, it is not abashed before cpb. nor confounded by the wisd synods. Before it the blood-stainef rior sheaths his sword, and plucS laurel from his brow; theimdnighj derer turns from his purpose, snj tne nean-smmen vwr-c- - i, Krinos liberty the murderer, 11 to the. slave, repeniaiivc to the sinner, hope to the fenH J -,, tn the dving. 11 thfl hut of. the noor man, ano m with them and their chadre"' the miflul tions, and leaves behind anevej blessing. It walks tnrw imaginable pride, and their DUJ misery, a purifying, enoWJ"?j, 1 j and redeeming angel.; 1 J beautiful companion 01 . l, .. ale of afF- tne comionaoie ww-- -.s nobles the-noble; g'vM ","1 wise;, and new grace k queni man, au u -, m er from its influence..1 "juyiove, .ha 1... ,LA "don't seU tna like him, and wanttokWR ,"HeVty horse, and 1 replied tho loving x vo, 1 v OVA "andby Jupiter yout money J . n.er wnilld liac 6 1 Ul J VII 11V . v .