OCR Interpretation

Holly Springs gazette. (Holly Springs, Misp. [i.e. Miss.]) 1841-18??, March 03, 1843, Image 1

Image and text provided by Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87090028/1843-03-03/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

rrTs. r 'ri"n
V ) T1H Tf w fife?!
i i v -v. 'ij .-. "... i J
...'i-hpii in t(3ttn rt Holly Spring Mis-
ll '
':.!le'7-ft; Dollar:, and I-'it'tt Cents pav-
h. i n s i nm i our i rvi.ars ai me
j subscription uikcu tui lesb than
avcrtiiieiils will t
, t ten lines or less) f
in. 5:
:rted at SI
or tae nrt mser-
. t.
. j cri' i.r encti cduitiuaal one- Ad
"cri s i il mur':td with the munber of in
; '.I th'.'! i. will be inserted until ordered
I c'l-r. -c,! accordingly'.
,rJ1 ;.? candidates for oHioe. ri!i bo lor
))( :7 $"", to hi pni ! down or assurn-
.a fna'!i.''- uiioun.
, a Mrev-ed to the Idi:or,on business
i twice, muit be .-ost paid to secure
r'j CaTi rn','t l'" P-"iid far all Jolt Work
.'. ;:, ::':i.-c as .j');i a delivered.
Fro in the IJo-ton Mercantile. Journal.
i .
fallowing thrilling tale we have
itci fiotn a passage in Eugene Suer a
Fr ;,oh nor-1 of Atar Gul. The scene is
iu Can Itl ou p-;. It is merely necessary
n t)r.'.Ti:si that Atar CItjI is a favorite slave,
.'..:. Colonel Willis brought frcm Africa
vr.il years before the event described is
il to have taken place. Atar Gul
h i al.vays appeared fuithfnl to his master,
til grcteftil fr his kindness to him but in
5 act he brooded over the loss of his liber-r,-,
mil resolved to be deeply revenged.
s":a!!-3 shorn? on his countenance but deadly
btr.d rankled in his heait.
Warn Atar G il ha J icached the summit
. if, mountain, tha sun had alread risen,
;- i !:-.- lofty heights of La. SoujTraire threw
i t i . . .. t
a fjri-rit uistance across mc
As h i was about entering a
irtCf d dl. formed bv imirc rocks of gran
u- which seemed to have been fantastically
. 1
i.ciji'-d - no aroun 1, he heard a iVar
lilciun!,1 and stoppfd short it was the
slirn hiss of a serpen;! lie soon after
e is.
th t.appu.s ot wings overn;s
;nd on looking up he saw one of
! lr,: birds, called Secretaries, or Man ot
War LJiitis, common in tropical climates,
v.Iiich h'lvinir already descried the serpent.
,13 m:
kiriLj w ide circle's in the air, but ap-
ii . ' nearer nis uts:uiea prey
t i i
rv t.4.
'L serpent scenn-d aware of th1 inferior-
. t .-.'.j f un t rt rafvLIIw i I.I iu.r . itl-
W !. ills U ' I , V lien L'liu, i jij'.i n. un j ii-
. i i : . 1 . f ..
rh': iufctitinn. descendf-u with the ra-
il.'.V 01
-,r t!-. mm -r. nn l aliThtt-din hia nath.
wlihis larqe wins, which terminated
- o ' "
n ; ;'. i iiin',' r rot u be ran
and serv d him
i C ;i n t.vl ib and a shield, he elFectuai
I; f.-tvii.icJihc retreat of the venomous rcp-
The srrp, nt now became enraged, and
'"tuti:ul and vat legated colors of his
sa; i sparkled in the sun like rins ofgold
I azure. His head was frightfully swol
J n with rae and venom he darted out
fjrktd teniae
and tilled the air with
The huge biid extended cne of his wings,
au l with a longing rye to the serpent, ad
:.:ced to ill e conflict: but his wary antago
nist watched his movements, and with quick j
ia tions of his b-.vjy to the nht and left, eva
ded his attacks, until finding that his mode
'r; warfare would not long avail him heat
Vngth dirted at the bird, and vainly attempt
ed to fix h?s poisonous fangs in his body,
nr. 1 crush him in his folds. Cut the Secre
Mrv c.iught him in one of his claws, and
wit a a furious blow of his beak, fractured his
ska'd. Tlie serpe'r.t struggled violently for
a frv moments; but resistance was useless;
ua l was soon stretched lifeless before his
vicarious enemy.
Hut re the bird had time to enjoy the
fnv.'s "( his victory, the report of a musket
"us heard, and the Secretary in his turn lay
;ea I by the side of his ve nomous antagonist.
Atar lu tarnr-J his head and saw Theo
"e standing oa the rock above him with
V1'"' Atjr 'J'." sid the young man,
m siding djwn from thesummit'of the rock,
-was not that well done?"
"It was a goal shot, master but I am
sorry that you killed the bird for those
cccretanes wage war with the venomous
serpents, with which our mountains are in-!
Tcr tile which was seven or eight feet long
sad four or five inches in diameter.
-Aid exclaimed Theodore, "I regret it
Jow; for I do detest them hideous serpents;
wou!J ffe half my fortune to be enabled
to exterminate these monsters."
You are right, masteV said Atar Gul.
" I hey are a great nuisance, and their bite
almost always proves fatal."
' l ls not ony that," said the young man,
"Jt ycu know that my betrothed Marguerite-
whom if Heaven wills I am to wed to
Jorrovv, nas a most unaccountable antipa
y1? to the sight of one of these ahinmls.
Less so now than formerly, I confess; for
CD5e the name of a snake would always de
prive her of scr.sation, But her father, her
pother, and myself have at various times tri
fdto conquer her silly but deep-rooted fears
these reptiles. We have tried to accus
her to the sight of them, and have often
tbroWn them in her way after they had been
Ki:!ed and then laugh at her screams of
terror." , t' .
"That is the onlv wav to ;onnnr hr
sitsh antipathy, master," said the wily Af-
,7 . - - "
.1 .
rican. "In my country we thus habituate
women and children to sights of horror.
But a thought strikes me. A means pre
sents itself of curing her of these foolish fears
if you only can be prevailed upon to adopt
it." And his eyes were'for a moment light
ed up with a gleam ot ferocious delight. We
will take the snake home with us. But first
!et us cut oil its head. We cannot use too
much precaution."
"Noble fellow!" said Theodore.as he as
sisted Alar Gul to separate the head of the
serpent from the body.
"ll i? a female" whispered Atar Gul to
himself, and the male cannot be far off"
They proceeded towards Col. Willis'
habitation the black dragging afier him
the bleeding carcass of the serpent. The
house in which the Colonel resided, like
most of the houses in that climate, consisted
of but one story with wings. In one of the i
. - . l L-J -i i r m i
wings was lue oeu cuamucr oj .liaTgiierue
A piazza in front of the window, and a ja
lousie, screened the room from the devour
ing heat of the tropical sun.
Theodore approached the window on tip
toe cautiously opened the jaiousie and
looked in Marguerite was not there. He
then took the serpent from tne hands of Atar
Gul who. cs it seemed, through an excess
of precaution, first bruised the neck of the
reptile on the window frame. Theodore
hid the serpant, whose briliant hues had al
ready become tarnished by death, beneath
the dresxmg table. He then retired and
closed the jalousie. As he turned away, he
met Colonel Willis, who laughed heartily at
the trick which Theodore was playing on
The room which was appropriated to
Mariiuei ite, was reallv the aslum of inno
cence. The hand of a mother had been
there. It wns seen in ail the elegant and
useful furniture which decked the apartment
-that little bed, cm tamed with gauz stuc
coed wal's, polished, and brilliant as Faiisi- j
an marble that harp, and table covered
with music books: that little dressing glass
those silke n ribbons that cross of mother
0f pearl those jewelled ornaments in a
word, all those trifling things which are so
precious to a young girl, w hispered ataTe of
Innocence, Love and Happiness.
The door opened, and Marguerite enter
ed. She seated herself before her dressing
tcble but she saw not the reptile beneath it.
While she arranged her hair, and essayed
a'ltbbotC vhlCHTnccaore"hatf praised, "she
s".ng the song she had been taught by her
"To-day," soliloquised the lovely girl. "I
must try to appear as beautiful as possible.
To morrow I shall belong to another. Oh,
Theodore! with what devotion he loves me.
Nothing on earth can add to my happiness."
She approached so near the gbss to judge
cf the 'effects of the ribbon, that her breath
tarnished the surface of the mirror then
with her fingers she playfully and smiling
ly traced upon the glass the name of. 1 heo
dore !
A slight noise r.ear the window awaken
ed her from her delicious reverie. She
turned towards it, blushing lest her dearest
secret should be discovered. But the pale
ness of death instantly came over her fea
tures. She convulsively threw her hands
before her, and tried to rise but she could
not. Her trembling limbs refused to sustain
her, and she fell back into her chair. The
unhappy girl saw peering through her ja
lousie the head of an enoimous serpent !
In a moment, he was lost among the flow
ers, which were tastily arranged before the
window. Ills disappearance gave new pow-
er to Marguerite, who rushed towards the
door, which oponed into the gallery, scream
ing "Help! mother, mother help ! Here is a
monstrous serpent !"
But her parents and her lover held the
i door outside and laughed at what they
conceived to be her imaginary fears. "Well
done, my girl." said Col. Willis, "cannot
you scream a little louder? The snake will
net cat you, I'll engage poor little thing!
How frightened she appears to be I
"Marguerite, I am ashamed of you," said
her mother. "The serpent will not hurt
you. It is dead."
Bit her cries continued.
"My dear Marguerite," said Theodore,
"don't be alarmed. I put it there myself
ar.d you shall give me a kiss for my pains,
sweet girl."
Meanwhile the hideous monster left the
flowers and glided into the room. Margue
rite finding her cries forassistance of no avail,
uttered a loud shreik and fell senseless to the
floor. The serpent raised its head, and for
a moment seemed to be reconnoitering the
apartment. But when ft saw its companion
dead on the floor, its eyes absolutely sparkled
with rage. It sent forth a loud and long
hiss, and advanced towards the unfortunate
With a rapidity almost inoonceivable, the
hideous reptile twined itself around the
graceful limbs and sylph-like form of Mar
guerite. Its cold and slimy neck rested
against the snowy bosom of his Tictim, and
there it fastened its venomous fangs!
The helpless girl restored to concious
ness by the agonizing pain of the wound,
opened her eyes; but the first object that
met her view, was the horrid head of the
reptile, swollen with rage; its eyes flashing
fire; its open mouthi displayed its crooked
and deadly fangs!
"Mother! Mother! O dear mother!"
faintingly screamed the dying girl.
But a half suppressed laugh was the on!'
response to her convulsive cry. Th jalou
sie was slowly'opened, and Atar Gul look
ed in at the windo w his eyes giaiing with
malignancy and triumph.
"Elizabeth! Elizabeth!" said Mrs. Wil
lis. She answers not perhaps she has
fainted with terror.
"Silly girl !" said the Colonel. "But we
will open the door and see what is ihe'mat-
Some heavy object lay against the door, j
ne gave a wuiem pusn, ana entered tne
chamber, followed by Mrs. Willis and Theo
dore. But who can paint the agonv of the
parents and the lover when they found they
had stumbled over the dead body of the un
fortunate Marguerite.
As they entered .the apartment, the ser
pent was seen to glide out at the win
dow. For the Gszstte.
A Fortune Hunter.
"lias she got the quills ?" Has 'she the
dimes? Does she handle the ihino'?:'
These, !and similar questions are asked a
bout every strange young lady we hear of,
and are equivalent to 'is she rich ?' Her
sparkling black eye; her glossy ringlets;
her ruby lips; her perfect figure ; her pret
ty foot; her inimitable ankle, are all unhee
ded, until scanned through the medium of a
golden microscope, when their b'auty is
magnified in an unnatural decree. Where
ait thou , Cupid, that Mammon should have
tisurped thy kingdom? Ilast thou yielded
a portion of thy prerogative to the God of
wealth, in mercy to the unlovable part of
the fair sex who are blessed "with silver
charms? or is it a mere boyish freak, to
sport with human nature? to change the
silken cord of love, for the golden cord of
Riches, indeed, like charity, cover a mul
titude ef sins. Cross eyes: snub noses ; black
teJj carroty hair; big fret, and the w'hoU
list of frightful deformities, and feminine ug
lir.csses, repose in silent oblivion beneath a
silver veil. In Moore's "Veiled Prophet"
there is a deeper philosophy than appears
on the surface, and silver veils are not unu
sual coverings, even in this day. Conceal"
ed only whilst the covering exists, to be ren
dered doubly hideous when the veil is rent.
'Put money in thy purse,' is among the
first lessons of childhood taught by their
mothers, and such poison in one shape or
another is daily instilled into their ears.
'Yon are a handsome youth, and must make
the best of it.' 'Such a one's a fortune, my
son. and if you'll cut your cards right, you
can get her,' is said to her hopeful charge,
nalfserious, half in jest, until his little heart
throbs with vanity, and ambition to please
his mother. Thus do parents inculcatethe
!ove of money, to which we are too prone,
and induce their progeny to wreck their
happiness upon a golden reef. Inconside
rate vouth becomes infatuated with the de
sire of fortune, and connects himself for life,
with one unsuited to his tastes or disposi
tion, and unable to render him happy. He
is caught in a silver trap. He has an incu
bus fastened upon him for life, which lite
Sinbad's 'old man of the world, will tor.
ment him until death seperates them. Such
is the fate of the Fortune Hunter.
Upon a fair calculation, based upon facts,
there is just one 'fortune,' in two hundred
and twenty-nine and a half, worth a fourth
of what she has credit for; so that fortune
hunters are very often bit, to the great de
light of people in general, and their rivals
in particular. Nothing loses less by circu
lation, than a woman's fortune; not even
scandal, in a community of old miids. 'She
is not so slow, you may tell your folks,'
says one. 'Whoever gets her, may lay in the
shade,' says the neit. She's a prize for
some fellow,' says another; By the time it
is carried fifty miles from home, she rivals
John Jacob Astor", and her atmosphere is
soou filled with gxlls, flying round her,'
and striving which shall pounce upon the
sucker. When the successful gull has been
completely sucked in, by tying the knot, he
finds his prize to consist ot the following i
tems. 1st. Stock in the town of Commerce,
825,000. 2nd. Twenty acres of morus
multicaulis, and a cocoonery. 3rd. A rich
and his fortune. 4th. A negro woman and j
CH 3,18 43
child, and two Durham cows, at $30J a
piece. To ba sure, this falls rather short of
the 640,000, at the very least, he had been
taught to expeat, but then she more than
makes up in her person. Now her corsetts
are of he finds it necessary to hug her by
instalments, reach his arm a far as it will
go, and make a chalk mark, and try it a
gain, Me surely, now 'lavs in the shade'
when he lays near her. -
There he goes, Nimrod MushgourJ, or
as he usually styles himself N. Nebuchad
nezzar Mushgourd, all the way from Ta2f
ville, to court Miss Pinchback. With his
brass watch chain: his brass headed cane :
his brass breastpin; his spurs; his brass-
celoured hair ; his brass cheeks, and still
brasser look out of his eyes : all brass, even
to the plugs in his teeth, the cheat of a thiev
ing Dentist. Nimrod is a fur representa
tive of his class; a species of bipeds, whose
prominent characteristics are impudence,
poverty, one shirt and a dicky. They are
commonly feeless lawyers, and would-be
doctors, with now" and then a preacher, or
merchant, but seldom a farmer or mechanic.
Young barristers whose heads are full cf
undeveloped genius, and a little cf Black
stone, occupy an ofilce to offset the charge of
loafing (which plea, however, is not admit
ted by the community,) 'where they may
be always found, except when absent on
professional business.' Which exception is
more general than the rule, as far as the ab
sence is concerned, and the business too. if
professing to be what they are not, is a pro
fessional business. These young lawyers
of filteen or twenty years standing, exercise
their dormant faculties, in cultivating their
imaginations, bv buildinsr air castles, or
more properly day-dreaming. For in
stance, embellishing a splendid card after
this fashion:
o jm. Nebuchadnezzar IlT-.TinoiTRn- o
-a -,-rr tX&Mi etnk- C4ty- T,v--'.:; ;
1). C. o
throwing it on the table with a savage air,
he transports himself into the hall of Con
gress: contracts his brow, picks his teeth
and shakes his foot ; as much as to say 'Mr
Benton, it is useless to attempt to shake the
opinions of N. Ncbuchudnezzar ?Iushgourd,
Senator from Mississippi; Sir, the needle
may vary' Just at this moment he h arous
ed to a sense of the emptiness of his (not
skul!) pocket, by a request from Old Nancy,
to 'settle that little a'twecn us for washing.'
His feelings are now somewhat similar to
those of the Barber's second brother, when
he kicked over his basket of glass. Such
is Nimrod the modarn hunter of Fortunes.
He has addressed every young lady, who
had any reputation for weslth, in fifty miles
of his home; and bsen discarded, and batter
whanged until his sensibilities are as blunt-
ed as a tavern meat axe. Mounted and e
quipped as the lawyer in Hudibrns, upon each o
verthrow, he jogs oil to som other quarter, on a
courting-'expedition, that, by courting, he may
court himself out of court.
Then, there is the young physician young-, be
cause he is impervious to the attacks of time, un
til marriage has broken the charm whose age
is beyond the ken of his neighbors, for no vnc re
members when he was born whose hair (thanks
to chemistry) is as black, as when he buried his
first patient, whose face undergoes no other
change than the slowly spreading crows foo.
"svhich ,in spite of cosmetics, adds its annual
wriakle, like the growth of a tree; the young
physician, tired of his empty purse, his flute
and his greasy pack, gives the sick a short
respite, by going in search of a wife with
silver charms to charm off his creditors,
and charm the remainder of his days, in the
enjoyment of her charms.
Let us turn from this chai ming picture,
to one of a rriuch more sombre aspect. Dr.
Longbil', like Nimrod, has proven too thin
a case, not to be seen through by as keen
sighted a woman as Miss Pinchback. She
has probed his soft brain to the bottom, and
found it as wishy-washy as a mush gourd.
So; she has given him a friendly uplifting
a gentle aerial ascent, commonly called a
kick-sky-high, itowcvcr he alights upon
his feet.'and declares that his jaunt has been
of more service to him, and done more to en
lighten his understanding, and open his eyes,
than any thing that ever happened to him.
"My stars!" he soliloquises on his return;
"hav'nt 1 made a furtunate escape? -How-could
I have thought she was pretty !
Why, there're at least twenty girls of my
acquaintance, prettier than she is. Then
she sings so miserably like a pig under
a fence. And her foot! I pity the poor
bugs where she Walks! perfect ant-killers.
But how could I have loved her ! Pish !
'twas nothing but her money I wanted: and
she 's not rich either. What a fool I made
of myself. Well, I've learnt something J
have, myself. The next fortune that hooks
me, must be able to say, 'Our father who art
in heaven:' and I must count the negroes,
and go to the clerk's office."
With these and similar classical express
ions, indicating a high state of excitement,
and shewing the reiioed sensibility of his na
ture as wreli as his capacity of learning from
experience, our modern Hippocrates sooth
ed his wounded feelings, and attained a se
renity of mind, not to say indifference, by
the time the next forty thousand dollars
chanced to come within the sphere of his
observation; when the same scene of love,
folly, and courtship ensued, to end in anoth
er expedition to the moon, tj the still further
sharpening of his wits.
Dr. Longbill and Nimrod are stiil in the
land of the living, both ladies' men, who
have passed through all the stages of 'Old
Bachelor;' and are on the point of crying
''There's no time to be lost, s?.y I.',
Nirn red's brass watch and chain has gene
to his tavern keeper; his brass locks have
assumed a sombre cast of dingy brownish
black, 'the effect of hair-dye;) his brass
cheeks have samewhat rusted, bjtnot soften
ed; and he is altogether a living specimen
of a man, who worms his way through life,
without making a dollar, but depending on
the liberality of his friends', until by marry
ing a fortune, he can repay their kindness.
Oxford, Mi. Feb. 2G, 1843.
tate. i his is one or the rnanv correct
and judicious sayings of that truly great
man, (Franklin,) whose judgment of man
kind was formed from experience, and
whose writings are held up to the admira
tion of the world. No tetter maxims cf
morals arc to be found, or rules wh ich, if at
tended to, will eventdally lead the unfortu
nate to repair their losses, overcome difficul
ties and regain lost ground. The above is
worthy of deep reflection, and speaks vol
umes of itself; it utteis a language that is ea
sily understand. Hippy would it be, if
morcof our youth were properly placed
in situations congenial to their minds and
genius,' Wherein they might learn some me
chanic art. . In this respect much judgment
ouht to bo exercised, that a wrong turn be
not given to the mind, but that a due regard
be given to the natural bent of genius.
To thwart this, is to destroy the pride and
ambition, from which results disaffection,
and often ruin. Whatever the feelings of
a parent for his child, or however rich he
may be, his own experience must teach him
the propriety of his son's having a calling
that will serve to support himself, and per
haps a family. Although there may be no
apparent need of such a step, yet it should be
done, for the remark is as true as preaching,
that "he who has a trade has an estate."
"A cup of unkindness." Woe at the top,
an adder at the'bottoni. Wine bibber, this
is "the unkindest cup of all." The severest
sort of citjiJing.
Yvho hath woe? Who hath sorrow?
Who hath contentions? .Who ,
hath wounds without cause?
Who hath redness of eyes 1
They that tarry long. at tho
wine ! They that go to
seek mixed wine! Look
, . not thou upon the
wine when it is red,
when it giveth his
when it j
moveth itself
-;;: - At - '..; ;, ;.'.;...
" "' -.;. the last
it biteth like a
serpent and stingeth, lijke an adder
"What can a man do?" aid a green one
yesterday, "when the sheriff is seen coming
up to him with a writ in his hand." ,
"Apply the remedy,'' said another one,
"Remedy ! What kind of remedy ?"
Heeling remedy, jou goose run like
the devil." i:. '-, "-.'"
, A preacher discouraging the present fash
ions, remarked that there wee more corset
boards in the assembly before him, than
would sfiingH a hen
PLE. Here we have a truthful, plain, and. co
gent array of historical facts, which cannot
fail to command the attention, and eloquent
ly win upon the judgment of the honest
reader. They show beyond all doubt
whence have sprung our country's wide,
spread misfortunes they completely "hold
the mirror up to" truth they arc indeed
"history, teaching by example'
XaihcilUIicpul! ican Jiamur.
From rise X. V. Courier inquirer.
"In looking into the past history of the
country, we find that when Gen. Jackson
took , his seat in the Presidential Chair in
1S29, Commerce, Agriculture, and Manu
factures, were all in thft most llourishitsg
condition. The Bank of the United States
was in the full vigor of usefulness, and thu
country was blessed with the very best cur
rency ever known in the world. The notes
of that admirable Institution, were never
more than one-half of one per cent below
par in any part of this widely Mended U
n ion; and in consequence, t'e difference of
exchange between any two extremes of this
immense country, never exceeded one-Laif
of one per cent. The lrawdL-r starting
from Portland in Maine, had only to supply
himself With U. S. Bank bilhs and with
them hec3uld travel to New Orleans with
out eer being troubled with a doubt nt
the value of his curicncy. They were al
ways, cvciy where nt p;ir. except for the
purpose of deposits in Banks, hen bills en
the most distant Branches could be conver
ted into specie by the payme nt of half per
cent discount. Now, a? we before said, the
world never before snv such autqualiz;
tion in the value of currency as existed at
that period in the United States, and whicli
but for bad '"legislation and the most wicked
management, would have existed at thu
"One of the fi rst oVje ; tj of those who found
themselves at Washingt;: appended to th :
administration of Gen. Jackson, was te poi-ju-tuate
the power they had obtained
They were mostly a band cf uneducated ad
venturers, ignorant of the world and ot Gov
ernment, are fully prepared to illustrate tin:
old adage -"put a beggar on horseback,"
etc. &c. . i.ney were wut -t position a set
of Goths and Ytsncriis ru the midst eif a civ
ilization they could neither understand, nor
appreciate; and in their ignorance, they tri
fled with Government some v. hat after tko
fashion cf monkies in a China shop, and
with the same results. They saw the im
mense power and inficc-nce of the Batik cf
the United States: but ignorant of the deli
cacy of the mechanism which kept the ma
chine in motion, they foolishly supposed that
it was a species of perpctu wl motion a kind
of., National .Clock 'which only rcqjired
winding by official hands, to insure its run
ning for ever. Like chiidrt n'gazing upon
(he steam engine, they only saw its power
without for a momeritjlrearning of the abso
lute necessity 4of keeping every portion of i:
in perfect order, to insure its workinr. In
their ignorance and mad determination to re
tain power, they determined to seize upon
the Bank and eon vrrt its power an I patron
age to the party purposes of the administra
tion. At this lime Gen. Jackson, Martin
Yan Burcn, Isaac liill, Blair, Lewis, Ken
dall, snd every man or demagogue in and
about the administration, was in favor of tho
Bank and determined upon its rechancr.
Gen. Jackson and Mr. Yan Bureu t re so
pre-eminently its advocates, that both cfthem
had applied to Mr. Riddle for an interest of
its. Branches- Mr. Yan Burcn asking for
one at Albaify and Gen. Jacks. in su king
for a Branch at Nashville. Bat we speak
advisedly when we say, that all were in fa
vor cf the Bank and its rcchartc-r, for at
that period we were their associate and polit
ical friend, thinking as they thought cn this
subject, and as is well known, separated
from them becauscthey one and all abandon
ed their principles and sought to destroy the
Bank the very moment that they were not
permitted to control it.
"While all was friendship and kindness to
wards this great National Institution, Lane.
Hill,- a demagogue w ho would have done
honor to th Dentons and Mara's of the.
French Revolution, resolved that the Presi
dent of the Branch Bank at Portland,
Maine, should be removed from his position,
and a creatdre of his own be substituted
He satisfied the conscience keepers of Gen.
Jackson of ihc policy of this measure and
the necessity of having the Bank under the
control oftheadministration: and straightway
Mr. Ingham tbe Secretary of the Treaury,
addressed a letter to. Mr. Biddle, calling for
the removal of the President of the Poitlanl
Bank. Mr. Biddie demanded charges a
gainst that officer; and w heir informed that
his Temova! was demanded cn the ground
of his being politically opposed to the admin
istration of Gen, Jackson, he very proper
ly replied that in the government of th
Bank and its Branches, the mcther board
knew nothing cf Politics, and sever permit-'
led the question to enter into their considera
tion in administering the affairs of the In
stitution. We beg the reader to remark
that we are now detailing what has becorae
history and susceptible cf proof. Along
correspondence followed between Mr, Bid

xml | txt