to rote them down, nt least if we rightly
understand their principles and their per
“Useless resolutions.”—What an ex
pression of opinion upon a great consti
tutional question, to he set down as use
less when federalism and consolidation
are stalking through the land. When
the leaders of the Whig party are claim
ing for the General Government the right
C< exercise powers wholly subversive of
Estate Rights !
Is not the Recorder prepared to de
clare whether a National Rank is con
stitutional or not? Does it dread to see
its party brought to the test upon that
question ? Verily, verily, it is time they
should doff the State Rights flag, when
they shrink from full, free, and fearless
discussion upon subjects so deeply con
nected with State independence.
Shall Georgia not declare her senti
ments upon the mode of keeping and
disbursing the revenue of the Union?
Is she not a member of the confederacy ?
Has she not an interest in the subject
which authorizes her to speak ? We
hope she will speak, and speak the lan
guage not to he misunderstood—that she
will prove lierselt to he on the side ot the
Constitution, and manfully supporting
the reserved lights ni the States. '
That a great majority of her people are
opposed to a National Batik and in fa
vor of separating the Government from
nil Banks, we have no donht, although
in the late election, some have succeed
ed who are not orthodox upon those ques
tions, and whv? Because our oppo
nents would not meet and discuss them
before the people. Keep dark and lie
close to your party, was the watchword,
and hence the lieterogenious complexion
of their Congressional ticket, composed
of one U. S. Bank man, three non-com
mittal, and five anti-Bank and Sub-Trea
But the time is at hand when the peo
ple must understand the principles of
their leaders —\i hen they must know to
what point of the compass they tire to be
carried by their pilots.
No party can stand long which shrinks
from discussion; and so the Whigs will
find it to their cost. But let them take
The Union party are proud of their
principles. They are always ready to
maintain them before the country, and
to record their votes in their favor. They
have nothing to evade or conceal, hut
“They shun no question and they wear no
WHIG BOCTSSXKS o.\ Ii 52 U K
Mr. Webster says: “Through our
whole history, we have found a convert
ible paper currency, under proper con
trol, highly useful, by its pliability to
circumstances, and by its capacity of en
largement in a reasonable degree, to meet
the demands of anew and enterprising
To have selected something possess
ing these capacities of pliability, and ex
pansion, and contraction, ns a standard
of value, would have been as wise on the
part of society, as for them to permit the
merchant to have his yaidstick of India
rubber. He could, in like manner,
praise its virtues n (pliability and expan
sion, and show how convenient and ex
pedient it would he at one time to expand,
and at another to contract, and yet still
have the same standard of measure.—
He might talk of the hardship and in
convenience of having a yardstick of
wood that was destitute of that admira
ble quality pliability, and would still he
a yard, and nothing but a yard, let them
do what they would with it.
We candidly confess that wc see how
convenient and expedient such a currency
would be to those who would have it in
their power to mould the “ circumstances ”
to suit the “pliability,” or conversely to
bend the “pliability” to suit the “circum
stances.” They would indeed he Kings
and Kurds. The Feudal Barons of the
twelfth and fifteenth centuries, with all
their prerogatives of life ami death, and
peace and war, might envy the posess
.ors of such a power.—* St. Joseph Times.
# Augusta, October IS, 1838.
At a meeting of the Delegates from the
State of Georgia to the recent Commercial
CoavenUjm, WILLIAM BEARING,
Esq. was called to the Chair, and Ossian
Gregory, appointed Secretary.
On motion of N. W. Cocke, Esq. it
was unanimously Resolved, That in ac
cordance with a resolution of the Corn
fneceial Convention recently held in Au
gusta, that the Delegates now picsent,
recommend W> the citizens of the differ
ent counties in the Georgia, to
send delegates to a State Convention, tit
( Milledgeville, on the second Monday in
November next, to deliberate on such
measures as may be deemed proper and
necessary, to recommend to the Legisla
ture for the purpose of promoting a di
rect export and import trade with foreign
Jiesolvcd, That the Delegates present
will use their best efforts to procure a full
attendance of delegates from the different
counties of the State.
On motion of John Phinizy, Esq. it i
Resolved, That a Committee'of —he i
appointed to prepare a petition and ob
tain sign tau res, praying Congress to make
the City of Augusta a port of entry ; and
John Piunizy, James Harper, and Beuj.
11. Warren, Esqrs. were appointed that
On motiou of G. B. Lamar, Esq. it
Resolved, That the public Gazettes
throughout ;be State be requested to pub
lish the proceedings of this meeting, and
that the Chairman and Secretary be re
quested to sign the proceedings.
The meeting then adjoured.
WILLIAM REARING, Ch’mn.
Ossian Gregory, Sec’ry.
THIS THUS ISSUE.
Shall ours be a GOVERSXTEST OF
THE I!A\KS. ora COVERS WEST OF
THE PEOPI.E ? Shall we have a CO.\-
STI TUTIOSAL TREASURY, or an
RISK? Shall we have a COSSTFJ'U
TIOSA L CURRESC V of a old S,’ silver.
or one of IRREDEEMABLE RARER?
Shall we live under the despotism of a \IOX
EYE D A RISTOCRA Ci. or under the safe
guards of a FREE COSSTITL'TIOS ?
TUESDAY-, iKTIUtIIi 30, I MISS.
05** IVe hope that our Subscribers in
other Counties of the State, will avail
themselves of the opportunity of sending
the amounts due us, by their Representa
. lives iii the Legislature. Payment can
be made to cither of the Wilkes Delega
Wo trust die length of the article “How
Stands the Case,” will not deter our readers
from giving it a careful perusal.
Allen 15. Powell, Esq., is announced in
Mclntosh county, as a candidate for the Le
gislature, to (ill the vacancy of Mr. Mabry,
who declines serv itig.
Resignation. —The New Orleans True
American announces the resignation of. the
Hon. S. 8. Prentiss, the representative to Con
gress from Mississippi. The claims of pri
vate business are mentioned as the plea for
retiring from public life.
Tiie Whigs have succeeded in the election
of Mayor of Baltimore, and according to cus
tom, sound wide and long, the notes of victo
ry. They are welcome to the enjoyment of
this little triumph, after their signal defeat in
Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The Augusta mail is now brought to this
place behind a sulky, a inode of transporta
tion vv Inch may suit the convenience of one
individual, but which we understand is not
according to contract. Moreover by the new
arrangement, the former travelling accom
modations are discontinued.
The Athens mail occasionally comes—we
pretend not to say how. We know, however,
that a business Setter postmarked the PJtli
at that place, reached us on tiie Still), being
only one week travelling 41 miles, when the
roads are good. We believe it was brought
by the nfore-aid sulky. Perhaps we may
next look fir letters and papers from Augusta,
to reach this place via Athens. The last is
not more improbable, than the first, was
once thought to he.
We me aliogetner disinclined to imitate the
example of our eoteinpoiarv; this is suited
neither to our taste, feelings, profession, nor
habit. It may be allowable in him, to per
sist in a course of alternately admitting and
not admitting, of affirming and denying, of
forgetting and recollecting, as may best ap
ply to the exigencies of the case. He mav
continue too in mi-taking shallow imperti
nence fir caustic, ami in a sarcastic tone of
seeming defiance, challenging his ad.ersary
to prefer charges with specifications. It is
sufficient for us to understand that vvliat wc
have sta ed as correct, is known to be such,
by almost every member in this community;
it is conceived of little consequence whether
the “News” is really ignorant, or only affects
ignorance. We are not accountable for his
lack of recollection, or perversion of the plain
est language, nor do we pretend to he the
keepers of his conscience. To endeavor to
convince one, who according to his confession,
never heard of a report, yet did hear of it;
whose memory being refreshed, had some re
collection of having heard it, but while not
viewing ft as “slanderous” proffered to aid in
‘■'walloping" the author; and who on farther
reflection, remembered not only to have
heard, but himself to have spoken of it; to
attempt totronvince such an one, would in
deed be labor lost.
Wc presume not an individual could be
found (save the News,) w ho would for a mo
ment believe that a Union man, would in
stitute and circulate a calumnious report about
a candidate of the same parly. We presume
too, that whether or not the report adverted
to, be considered “ trivial ” by the “News,”
others viewed it in a different light; nor would
it have been started but for the purpose of
effecting an important object. Without un- I
necessarily introducing the names of a num- .
bet, or a host of witnesses, we can refer to
nearly every male inhabitant of this village,
»o prove the truth of our remarks concerning
a? as 18 a srjrjii'r s^'x*
its circulation. How fur successor failure in
its object attended it, is certainly difficult to
ascertain, and at present needless to inquiie.
We shall not undertake tocure the* -News's
of his disorder—the case is hopeless.
We obtain the following information relaj,
tive to the organization of anew Society N jn
the land of steadyA habits, from the last
A society of an extraordinary charact
er has just heeu founded til Boston, un
derthea; pcllalioii of “The New-England
Non-Resistance Society.” Its constitu
tion, among other similar tilings, declares
“that no one who professes to have tliespir
it of Christ can consistently sue a man it
law for redress of injuries, or thrust any
evil doer into prison, orfillany oflice in
which he would come under obligation to
execute penal enactments, or take rny
part in the military service, or acknowl
edge allegiance to any hum,mi govern
ment, or justify any man in fighting in
defence of his property, liberty, life, or
Religion,” &c. &c. Truly, Jack Cade
is come again. would think .from
this and other specimens which might be
given, that a company of thieves, pick
pockets, «Ye. had got together and fra
med a constitution to protect themselves
against the laws.
The society, it is stated, consists of 122
men, and 42 women; total, 104. Os
these men, 8 are marked as having with
drawn, and the President elect ofthe So
ciety, lion. S. Willard, could not "go
it” through the primary meetings. The
164 members of the society were from
Pennsylvania, and each of till the New-
Englatid States, except Vermont, which,
it seems, cannot give up Canada.
Now, dear readers, who do you think
was the master workman and eonst-.q 1 -
tion drawer, in making tiiis society ?
Who could it he hut the master spirit of
immediate and unconditional Abolition,
the peaceful and serene Mr. Garrison.
But we cannot speak another word in
ridicule. Alas! that this man should
have suffered so much from the local
laws of the country, for weeannot escape
the impression that it lias unsettled a
brain which at best was probably none
The following extract from an edito-1
rial article in the South Carolinian of
last Tuesday, throws some light upon
the position assumed by several of the]
State Rights Candidates elected to Con-*
“In the Convention at Milledgeville,
which nominated the State Rights can
didates for Congress, we still made the
Constitutional Treasury a test question,
and voted for none Imt those whom we
knew or fully believed to agree with us
on it. After the nominations, Robert
Dougherty, Esq. a member ol’tlie Legis
lature (mm Troup, asked us if we voted
for Alford, (ofsame county,) and, on our
answering in the allirmaltve, if we knew
he was a United States Bank man ?
W e replied no, and could not believe it,
having, from our knowledge of the man,
and his thorough-going course iigaiiuu
monopolies, even to Rail-road charters,
unhesitatingly taken it for granted tlint
he agreed with us ; and if lie did not, we
begged him to tell him that we had been
most egregiously mistaken in him, mid
assuredly would m*t vote for him at the
election. Mr. D. said we were entirely
too honest; and we replied that that was
a singular remark to come from one who
was uniformly admitted to lie a rigidly
honest politician. On meeting Col. Al
ford afterwards, in Troup county, he de
nied that he was a Bank man, and we
were about to ask his opinion on the
Constitutional Treasury system, when
we were interrupted, and should have
done so afterward, hut then we tonic ir
for granted, from what we heard from
others, during a long stay in the county,
that he was in favor of it. Ju his pub
lished letter, lie stated simply that lie was
“not a Sub-Treasury man.” Col. Nis
bet, who was generally understood, when
nominated, to be in favor of a Constitu
tional Treasury, has since declared n
gainst it, but rather vaguely ; and Judge
Colquitt, and Mr. Black, who were mem
bers ofthe State Senate, we know to have
been decidedly in favor of it, and ofthe
Resolutions in its favor, submitted to that
body by Col. Lawson. The latter voted
for them, and was an ardent advocate;
and the former, (who was absent when
the vote was taken,) declared incidental
ly, in debate, (on another question,) thal*
they could not go too far for him. Yet,
in their published letters, Judge C. slight
ly objects to the specie clause, and Air.
Black considerably to the “details” of
the Independent Treasury bill. Col. T.
B. King, too, declared to us, iu .Milledge
ville, his approbation ofthe Constitution
al Treasury system, and ofthe Resolu
tions of Col. Lawson, (though lie after
wards voted to lay them on the table,
oa the ground that these were not
.limes to act on them, as did many others;)
yet, in his ptibh.-hed letter, lie declares
kynself “decidedly opposed to the specie
clause." We have believed Col. Alford,
J fdge Culquitt, Col. King, vY Mr. Black,
the most honest, independ
ionsistent politicians in Geor
gia, and thoroughly devoted to their prin
ciples; and the last mentioned was one
ofthe most urgent mid anxious of those
who desired us again to become connect
ed witli the Press, on account of our
views on the Constitutional Treasury
■question. NY e have consequently been
always a warm and zealous friend and
advocate of them. But as Sir Peter
Teazle says, “This is a d—d had world,
Oliver, «&. the fewer we praise the better.”
From the Macon Telegraph.
The lion. John Forsyth passed thro’
tiiis place last week, oil a visit to his plan
tation. During his short stay, he was
invited to a Dinner, which he declined,
oa account ofthe urgency of his public
engagements. Tile billowing is the cor-
that passed on the occasion:
- V.u .- s, Oeiot.*i IS, i&iiei.
■xiear Sir: —A number of your follow
ctizens ot this city, desirous of manifest
| tig their regard and esteem for vonr puh
as well as private character, have up
piinted us a Committee to ask yon to
pirtake ot a Dinner with them, on such
(by as may suit your convenience.
M. N. BURCH.
A. I*. PATRICK.
-it ROBERT COLLINS.
Macon, October 18, 1838.
(tenth men :—The extreme urgency of
n y private business, and the necessity of
a prompt return to the City of Washing- I
ten, puts it entirely out of mv power to
iH • - 1 ' ■■ “I'l'.r'., ■ invitation Ivy which I j
have been honored hv those ofniv fellow
citizens for whom von have addressed to
on! the Kindly expressed note of this day’s
j May I beg the favor of you, gentle
iten, to make my acknowledgements,
ajd to express my regrets to those for
i horn you have acted, and to accept for
j mrs.dves tin; assurances of my most
t speetful consideration.
| To the Committee.
jlViuiam J. Davis, Esq. of this couti
been appointed Marshal of the
■istrict of Georgia, in place of Col. Hol
wg //. Robinson, wlm declined said ap
liiiiluiciit.—Standard of Union.
(PY— BSOtittiUM.il DEATH.
( Oi Saturday week, an adjourned in- i
qiir.'t was held at the Champion, Prin
ces street, Lisson Grove, on the body of
Joint M’Lellun, whose death occurred I
fimi'er the following circumstances : The t
jijryfirst proeeeded to view the body ol’j
tile unfortunate mail, which presented |
ijrjleclnele 100 horrible to describe, the ]
fiee being one mass of sores from top to
tie. From the depositions, it appeared
tint the deceased was the driver of a cab (
arid horse, the property of Mr. YV. John- ;
silt, a cab owner, nt the west end of the
tek’it. On the evening of Friday week,
d'ceused came home, and complained
ft I. wth-g-a cold. lii: took some gruel,
and went to bed. On the following day,
large lumps or swellings began to make
t ieir appearance under the jaw and on
tie nose, which, as well as the eyes,
eoitted a great deal of running. The
e*es gradually become worse, anil full
if holes, and the nose and jiw broke
uit into dreadful sores. Medical aid
ms called in, but the gentleman w ho at
titadrd w.'is unable to tell the nature of
t! e disease.
On YV’cdnesday week deceased was
ci nvcved in a cab to Sir Astley Cooper,
iv m examined him, and pronounced it
ts be the glanders caught from a horse.
jLe deceased’s medical attendant suh-
fell in with Ills opinion ; but all
remedies were found of no avail. The
unfortunate man gradually became worse
and entirely insensible. In the space of
two days bis nose fell from his face, and
liis eyes became like a colander, both
emitting a thick rnucoous running. He
however, about a quarter of an hour be
fore his death, which took place on
Thursday evening, recovered bis senses,
and stated that lie had got bis death by
wiping the horse which was gbmdered
with bis pocket handkerchief, and then
incautiously using tiie same to wipe his
nose. He expired in the most excrucia
ting agony. The jury returned a ver
dict “that the deceased died from glan
ders, accidentally caught from a horse,
j*i >4> liicli lie was the drived.”
A fact is stilted in late foreign papers
which is no less honorable to the Irish
people than it is gratifying to the feelings
yl every philanthropist. It is said that
the last Mouster Circuit, which includes
the large comities of Cork, Clare, Lime
rick, and Kerry, containing nearly two
millions of inhabitants, terminated with
out a single capital conviction. The ge
nius of the British Criminal code forbids
rfte supposition that this exemption from
punishment is the result of any undue j
lenity on the part ofthe judges or juries, j
On the contrary, experience gives us j
every reason to believe that bad criminal i
acts existed they would have been visited
by the law, which is not sparing of lie- j
man life. The statement here made is
particularly agreeable, inasmuch as the
fact related must be regarded as (lie pre
cursor of a betlei st*:e of things in Ire-|
land than lias heretofore existed. Gen
erous, brave, hospitable and kind heart- ;
ed, the people of the Emerald Isle have
rendered themselves too often liable to j
punishment by yielding to impulse rath
er than jyjeping themselves within the
bounds marked out by prudence, and it
affords ns gratification to record a cir- |
cunistance so perilled v creditable to them, j
Maria Monk. — From the New York \
Observer we learn that Maria has con- j
fussed her imposture to a Protestant cler
gyman of New York. She says she j
was enabled to make out her story by the !
luadinir<iii«»sti.»iiu u>'oo<' c v'! *— ! - * 1
though unmarried, she has become the
mother of a second child, of which she
does not pretend that Father Phelan, or
any other Roman priest, is the father.—
Miss Patridge, too, the other eloped nun,
has lately become an unmarried mother.
r gg=» w«* arc authorized lo
'AX2? announce IJANSOM YV VLKF.R,
Esq., as a candidate for Tax Re ceiver,
for the county of Wilkes, at the Election
in January next.
Oct 39 ‘ !) tdo
rannE Subscriber offers for sole, on
W reasonable terms, a MOUSE and
LOT, in YVasbingtmi, with two or three
acres of ground attached—occupied for
merly by Mrs. L. Rmldell.
One Hundred vY Sixty Acres of LAND,
the most of which, is iu woods, within 2
miles of the village. Also, Thirty-live
Acres of YYOOD-LANI), within half a
mile of this place.
C. YY’. CAI.LIER.
YVasiiington, Oct. 3(1, 1838. !) It
SlicOll ’s Sale.
j On the first Tuesday in December next,
be sold, at the Court-House
door, in the Town of Washington,
YVilkes comity, within the legal hours of
sale, the following property, to wit:
title lot of COHN, supposed to lie
Thirty Barrels, levied oil as the proper
ly of James W. Frazer, to satisfy sundry
li. las. in favor of Thomas F. Combs mid
others, vs. James YV. Frazer. Property
pointed out hv Thomas F. Combs.
ALFRED L. BOREN, Sheriff.
Oct 30 it ids
On the first Tuesday in December next,
VY/’ILL be sold, before the Court House
door, in YVasiiington, YVilkes comi
ty, between the legal hours of sale, the
following properly, viz:
One Bay !lurse, about ten or twelve
years old ; one Black Morn Pony, about
nine or ten years old; and one Ox-Cart,
levied on as the property of John Slack,
to satisfy a mortgage fi. ft. issued from
YVilkes Inferior Court, in the name of
Samuel Donlorili vs. said Slack, proper
ty pointed out in said mortgage li. fa.
A TRACT OF LAND,
| near Daiilmrg, containing Five Acres,
i more or less, adjoining lauds nl John L.
Norman and others, heller known as the
Bunch Tan-Yard Place; levied on as
the property of Gideon B. Bunch, tosat
isfy a fi. fa. from YVilkes Superior Court,
in the mime of I lester & Tate, vs. Gideon
B. Bunch, John C. Stokes and Charles
P. Jones, endorsers—Property pointed
out hv John C. Stokes.
JAMES B. YV GOTTEN, n. s.
Oct 30 !> tds
Ilxeciilor’s Sale and Ciieisis?.
On Tuesday tin II th day of Di r. next,
A G REE A BLY to an order of the lo
x9L fi rior Court of Lincoln county, while
: sitting for ordinary purposes, will lie sold,
at the Court House, in Liiicoluton, Lin
! coin county, within the usual hours of
i sale, the Personal Estate of Thus. Curry,
I deceased—consisting of
Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Corn. Fod
der, Oats, Colton, Household &, Kitchen
Furniture, Plantation Tools, anew Cot
i ton Gin ; and a variety of other articles—
! the sale to continue from day today, mi
; til ail is sold. At tin* same time and
place, the Laud will be rented, and the
, Negroes hired out. Terms made known
oil the dav.
ALLEN K. CURRY, Ex’r.
Oct 36 9 tds
) GEORGIA, Lincoln County.
WHEREAS John Eadt, applies to
me fbr letters of administration on the
unwilled real and persona! estate of Jo.-iuli
Brunson, of said county, deceased. •
This i~. therefore, to cite, sum moot and ad
rnorii-h all and singular, the kindred and
I creditors of.said deeeased, lo be ami appear at
my office wiiliin the time prescribed try law.
to shew cause (if any they have) why said
; letters should not be granted.
Given under rny baud, at office, this 2nd
| day of October. 1838.
I MIGA JAH HENLEY, c. c. o.
Or? 2 5
On the first Tuesday in January next ;
AGREE ABLY to an order ofthe In l
ferior Court of YVilkes county .while
Sitting for ordinary purposes, will be sold;
at the Court House, iu YVasiiington;,
YVilkes county, within the usual hours of
T \VE\TY OYF NEGROES;
belonging to the Estate of Francis Pow
Fire Ilitiitlrit! & Fil’ty Acres
more or less, near Dunhiirg. Terms
made known on the day of sale.
BENJ Y.MLN I’OYVELL, Adtn’r.
Oct 39 9 tds
On the first Tuesday iu January next,
4G REE \ BLY’ to an order ofthe In
. terior Court of Oglethorpe county,
while sitting lor ordinary purposes, will
be sold, at the Court-house, in
ton, Oglethorpe eouuty, within the usua
hours of sale,
, iii suiig.ug to« the Estate nPafurgarett '
Rieil, deceased—to wit : Suckey a YVo
man, 38 years ot age, mid Sum, a Boy,
about 14 years of age. Sold for I lie bene
fit ofthe heirs and creditors of said de
ceased. Terms made known on tiie day
SAMUEL THORNTON. Adrn’r;
On 39 9 tds.
LOOK AT THIS!!
On the first Tuesday in January next,
lu ’ lUI. be sold at the Court House
door of YVilkes county, the fol
lowing property, to wit:
TWO \i:U((» FFFLOWN;
Jacob, a mail, about fifty years of age;
a first rate 81. YCKS.YI ITU, and Willis,
a mail, between Oveuly-five and thirty
years of age, also a first rale BLACK
SMITH; two sets of blacksmith's tools,
tools of various descriptions, connected
with the Carriage making business, also,
Lumber, cYc. iYe., two second 1 1 ntided
GIG.B, one fine new four wheeled
ca 32 1; a a «*' F,
two new 11A ROUGHES, one with stand
ing top, and one NEW BUGGY, and
various oilier articles too tedious to men
tion.—Terms made known on the day of
sale. Sold ns the copartnership property
of Harris Sandifer, Cos. to bring the
same to a close.
Surviving Partner of the late firm of
Harris Sandifer eSf Cos.
Oct 30 9 uls
THE GFOEMsIA ARGFN.
riiiiu siihicriher proposes in publish a
S3 newspaper in tiie city of Columbus,
under the title of “Tim Gkorgia A kg Us.”
lii compliance with the usages of the coun
try, it is perhaps necessary that he should
give some indications ofthe course he will
pursue. This shall be done in a few words.
He vv i I advocate vvliat lie deems the doc
trines n! the Constitution, an equality of rights
mid privileges, nnil equality of burl liens—and
nl the latter as lew as possible ; consequently,
lie will oppose all monopolies and exclusive
privileges, and all lavish am! wasteful expen
ditures of public money.
In relation to those measures of the Gene
ral Government which seem now to he most
prominently brought before the country, be
is not now prepared to say that be will range
bitnselt any banner. IJeliev mg a Na
tional Bank of any diameter would be the
greatest evil ilia! could be inflicted upon the
country, his opposition to it will be iincmn
promising. Holding, upon the great and ob
vious piinciple that pervades all the works of
nature, that the simplest mode ol"doing uny
thing is always the best, and believing that
a plan may he adopted tbr the management
nl the Government money which will be more
simple than a Hindi or the Bub Treasury
•Scheme, and which will elled all the good
that is claimed by the advocates of a Rank
and the Sub-Treasury, hecannol for the pre
sent advocate the latter upon its merits. Ife
tvveen the Hull-Treasury, liovvevet, as ho
understands it nt present, and a National
Hank, he would have no hesitation iu making
Other .schemes are in the power of the
people, and may be altered or abandoned at
pleasure; but a Hank mice established is fix
ed upon the country, at least lor the length
ol time lor w hich it is chartered. It is get
ting now to he a settled dor trine in ibis coun
j ! ry llial the vested rights of Corporations are
/the only tilings which are above the power
nl legislation; the constitution of the country
may he treated as ii dead letter—individual
rights may be violated and trampled under
fool, bm ibe vested righlsof a corporation are
sa( red and inviolable.
Upon t fie subject ol Internal Improvements
which now exene-much mnmtiuii and inte-'
re.-i in ibis Slate, tic liasimlv lo sav lion he
will advocate their construetimi by tl e State
and at public expense, vv h* re lie believes
they will lie oonilut ive of good In the Coun
try coinmcnsiiraie with the expense of their
constrin lion ; ami any where else bv individ
ual ciiterpihe, if individuals clmie-'e to do ii.
upon their own resources, and upon tlivfr
o.vn responsibility; but lie will oppose all
connections between indiv irJualsand th© State
for the purposes of speculation upon rail road
or banking stocks, as destructive of the rights
arid dangerous to the liberties of the people,
partir ularly w here llie profits, if made, go to
individuals, ami the Ims, if sustained, must
be sustained by die Slate.
Many other subjects which do nor now oc
cur lo him. may be made the subject of dis
cussion. Upon all such he will advnrate
whin he believes to be right, and appose what
shall appear to him wrong. Claiming tlie
right ol thinking for himself, andof acting up
on his own convictions, he will quarrel with
none for differing with him in opinion ; if he
shall not he able lo convince litem bv argu
ment of the error of rlieir wavs, lie must leave
them lo pursue their own rotnse.
J. N. BETHUNE.
Columbus, Ga. jAug. 1833.
I*lank Land Deeds I'or sale,
atthf sorriiw spy orriCE.