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'HuS?© CALHOUN. GA.
Would rej ■eetfuily xnnoni.ee to the citizens
of Gordon and surrounding counties, that he
ia prepared to do all work in his profession,
in a neat and dutable manner.
From nine years practice in the professor:,
he feel* confident that he will be able to
please ail who nay favor him with their pa
tronage. Teeth inserted on pivet or gold
plate, from <>■ "to a full set. Any failure in
work made g.> ■<!. or thamoney refunded, and
all debts will be considered due as soon as
the work is done r>3—ly
W. J. A B. L. KEY,
Good . Ready-made (i’otbitig. Hats,
Caps, Boots an 1 >hoee, Drugs, Hard
ware, Groceries and al' article-* usually kept
in a Drv Goo Is Store. Ail <»’ which will be
■•ld at the lowest market price-, and on the
most accommodating terms.
Feb. 22 —nfl —ly.
Sih Si Si&
Cash will be paid for any number of LAND
july 5 J. IL B. SHACKELFORD.
THOSE entitled to Warrants un
der the act of March 3rd, 1855,
can have them speedily obtained by applica
tion to J. IL B- SHACKELFORD.
April 5, 1855.
T. M. COMPTON,
WILL attend to ah claims for
Land "Warrants, Ac., against
the General Government. He will be found
js his office iu the Court lloufe, Calhoun, Ga.
A 5. nIS -ly
THE BEST POLICY, HONESTY; THE BEST PBOTECTION, INDUSTRY; THE BEST PARTY, OUR COUNTRY.
W. 11. DABNEY,
Attorney ‘at Law,
Will practice in all the Courts of Law and
Equity in the Cherokee Circuit.
B. O. CRAWFORD,
AJtoruey at Law,
Will praatice in Gordon and th* •unround
Attorney A Counsellor nt E.aw.
Will practice in all the Courts of the Cher
LAW PARTS JEKSHIP.
SH II’KELFORIH- PHILLIPS
CALHOUN', GORDON CO.. GA.
Acil-les D. Shackelford <t Jonathan D.
Piiu.i.'.rs will practice law jointly under the
above *tyle. jam 20—n2.
Attorney aS i.aw.
CALHOUN, Gordon Co., Ga.
Will ’practice in all the Counties ot the
Cherokee 1 ireuit, and in Fannin, Gilmer and
Pickens <>t ‘he Blue Hi.‘ge Circuit.
J. E. ALSOBROOK,
Altoruej at I.atv.
Morganton. Fannin Co., Ga.
TV ill give strict attention to all business en
trusted to his care.
Jan. 13. ’55. [nl —ly]
HENRY A. (lARTREI.L,
Attorney at Law,
UNDERWC)OD & SMI TH,”
Attorneys al Law,
C. IL Smith,] [J. W. H. Underwood.
* DR. 11. S. DAVENPORT,
[GdEre over Shelton <t Mr Dill's old stand.]
SURGEOIT AND PHYSICIAN,
HUNT having completed his profes
sional studies at the Jefferson Medical
College of Pennsylvania, now tenders his ser
vices to the citizens of Gordon ami adjoining
counties, in the practice of Medicine and Sur
gery. Having had two years experience in
the practice of Surgery in the Hospitals of
Philadelphia, feels confident that he can per
form any operation with success, that may
come within the scope of his practice.
April 19, ISss.—nl4—ly
ROBUCK & ORR.
KEEP constantly on hand a fine assort
ment of Tin Ware, Cooking, Office,
and Parlor Stoves. They are prepared to do
all kinds of work in their line,—Job Work,
Roofing and Guttering Houses, aud will work
as cheap and upon as accommodating terms
as any other establishment.
HENRY A. SMn'H,
REEPS constantly on hand. Miscellane
ous, ehool and Blank Books, Paper,
Music and Fancy Notions.
"Y K ivooD Teo. g.
R<?me, Georgia. J/Tuat
JS7 A f. 17 RS I A
CLOCKS, JEWELRY. SIL-
V W ver Ware, Gutlery, Guns, Plated and
Brittania Ware, China, Musical Instrument,
Walking Canes, Fancy Articles aud Fine
Watch and Cloak Repairing, Jewelry Work,
Engraving, Hair Braiding, Fitting Spectacle
Glasaes, Repairing Musical Instruments, <tc.
io. Jan. 13,’55. [nl —ly]
C'33ASIFE de KIuRR,
KEEP constantly on hand, a fine assort
ment of CLOTHS, CASSLMBRS
VBSTIXGS, h:il every thing to be found in
an out fitting establishment.
Also, a fine lot of superior Boots and other
articles of gentlemen’s wear. Every thing
ma le in the latest style.
MASKET STREET, C’HATTANNOCGA, TENNESSEE.
S !.G leave to inform the public tha’ they
hil & imvi. just opened business in Chattau
nooga. ami solicit a share of patronage.
Their motto is to give satisfaction to lheir
customers. T’tiev feel confident if the public
twill give them a trial that their work will be
their bc-t recommendation.
April l> 55. noi2-tf
Civil Engineer and Surveyor.
Inquire at the Statesman Ojfi.ce.
IMPORTERS and wholesale dealers in
Dry Goods and Clothing.
33 Hayne Street, Charleston, b. C.
McDILL & SHELTON,
Ory Good<« and Groceries.
May be found at their new stand, west of
the Kail Road.
Feb. 15, 1855.
J. W. HICKS & CO.
WKI<>EES AL E DEALERS
In Drugs, Chemicals, &c., &c.
Broad Street, Rome, Ga.
FISK’S METALLIC BURIAL CASES.
OF all sizes, with SILVER °i‘ common
Mounting. For sale by
IL M. YOUNG.
CALHOUN, GA., OCTOBER 11, 1855.
ani> inn: xcipi.es of the
I.—The acknowledgement of that Almigh
ty Being, who rules over the Universe, who
presides over the t'ouneils of Nations, who
1 conducts the affairs of men. and who, in eve
’ rv step by which we have advanced to the
oliaraeter of an independent nation, has dis
tinguished us by some token of Providential
IL—The cultivation and development of a
sentiment of profoundly intense American
feeling; of passionate attachment to our
eounlrv, its history audits institutions; of
admiration for the purer days of our nation
al existence; of veneration for the heroism
that precipitated our Bevolution, mid of em
ulation ofthe virtue wisdom and patriotism
that framed • r f’onstitution and first suc
eessfull', i.pplied its provisions.
}]],.— >i lt . maiutaiimnee ofthe Union of
these United States as the paramount politi
cal good, or to use the language of Washing
ton. ’ tl:e primary object ot patriotic desire.’
Ist. Opposition to all attempts to v eako.i
or sub vert it.
2 1. U neompromi.-ing antagonism to every
principle of policy that endangers it.
3rd. ihe advocacy of an equitable adjust
ment of all political ditrerenees which threat
en its integ itv or perpetuity.
4th. Tin oppression of ail tendencies to
political di visions founded on “geographical
discriminations, or on the belief that there is
a real diiference of interests am! views,” be
tween the various seitions ofthe Union.
| sth. The full recognition ofthe rights of
the several States, as expressed ami reserved
in the Constitution, and a caret d avoidance,
by the General Government, of all interfer
ence with their lights by legislative or exec
IV. Obedience to the Coiistitution of these
United States as the supreme law of the land,
i inti-redly obligatory upon all its parts and
members, and steadfa.-t resistance to the spir
it of innovation upon its prineipk-s, however
specious in pretext. Avowing that in all
• doubtful or disputed points it may olny be
legally ascertained aud expounded by the
Judicial power ofthe United States.
And as a corollary to the above:—
1. A habit of reverential obedience to the
laws whether National. State or Municipal,
until they are either repealed or declared
unconstitutional by the proper authority.
2. A tender and sacred regard for those
acts of statemanship, which are to be contra
distinguished from acts of ordinary legisla
tion. by the fact of their being of the nature
of compacts and agreements; and so, to be
considered as fixed and settled national poli-
, °y- .
s V.—A radical revision and modification of
i the laws regulating immigration, and the
; settlement of immigrants. Ottering to the
i honest immigrant, who from love of liberty
! or hatred of oppression, seeks an asylum in
’ the United States, a friendly reception and
• protection. But unqualifiedly condemning
; the transmission to our shores, of felons and
V I.— modification of theNat
The Legisfivttires of the re
spective State'S;‘lsl'-‘all State laws allowing
foreigners not naturalized tofvote.
'Die repeal, without retroactive operation,
of all acts of Congress making grant -of land
to unnaturalized foreigners, and allowing
i them to vote in the Territories.
! Vll.—Hostility to the corrupt means by
which the leaders of party have hitherto
■ forced upon us our rulers and our political
Implacable enmity against the present de
j moralizing system of rewards for political
; subserviency, and of punishments for politi
r»isgusi for the wild hunt after office which
; charactei izes the ago.
i These on the one hand. On the other—
i Imitation ofthe piaetiee of the purer days
I of the Republic; and admiration of the max-
I ini that “office should seek the man, and not
! man the office,” and of the rule that, the just
I mode of ascertaining fitness for office is the
I capability, the faithfulness, and the honesty
ofthe incumbent or candidate.
' Vlll.—Resistance to the aggressive policy
I and corrupting tendencies of the Roman
I Catholic church in our country by the ad
l vancement to all political station.'—executive,
j legislative, judicial or diplamatic—of those
■ only who do not hold civil allegia ee. direet-
I ly <>r indirectly, to any foreign power, whetli
' er civil or ecclesiastical, and who are Atner
! icans by birtii, education am: training, thus
i fulfilling the maxim “Americans only Shall
I The protection of all citizens in the legal
I anfl ]>roper exercise of their civil and reli
: gious rights and privileges; the maintenance
i ofthe right of every man to the full, unre
' strained and peaceful enjoyment of his own
i religious opinions and worship, and a jealous
' resistance of al! attempts by any sect, denom
; ination or church, to obtain an ascendancy
! over any other in the btate by means of any
i special privileges or exemption, by any polit
j ical eoinbinnt ion of its members, or by a di
vision of their oivil allegiance with any for
j eign jiower. potentate or ecclesiastic.
Lx.—’< he reformation of the character of
our . aiional Legislature, by elevating to
that dig.:died n-1 :e : poa-ible position men
1 of ! iglier ijualifieaiions, purer morals, aud
; mot v ■: . ■'•ltish pat rio.i-m.
X. The restriction of executive patronage
—especially in the matter of ap[>oiiiinieuts to
! office—ao far as it may be permitted L tin
i constitution, and consistent with the public
XI. —The education of the youth of our
country in schools provided by the State;
which schools shall be common to all, with
out distinction of creed or party, and free
from any influe .ce or direction of a denomi
national or partizan character.
And, inasmuch as Christianity, by the eon
' stitutionsot nearly all the states, by the de
cisions of the most eminent judicial authori
ties, and by the consent ofthe people of
America, is considered an element of our j»o
--litical system, and as the Holy Bible is at
once thesource of christ ianily, and the depo
; sitory and fountain of all civil and religious
freedom, we oppose every at tempt to exclude
it from the schools thus established in the
XII. —That the American Party having
arisen itj.on the ruins and in despite of the op
position ofthe Whig and Democrat ie parties,
cannot be held in any manner responsible
for the obnoxious acts or violated pledges of
either; that the systematic agitation of the
slavery question by those parties has eleva
ted sectional hostility into a positive element
of political power, and brought our institu
tions into peril. It has, therefore, become
the imperative duty of the elmerican Party
to interpose for the purpose of giving peace
to the country and perpetuit y t o the Union;
t hat as experience has shown, it is impossible
to reconcile opinions so extreme as those
which separate the disput ants, and, as there
can be no dishonor in submitting to the laws,
the National Council has deemed it the best
guarantee of justice ami of future peace to
i abide by and maintain the existing laws up
on the subject of slavery, as a final and con
clusive settlement of that subject in spirit and
That regarding it the highest duty to
svow these opinions, upon a eubjeet one-
I quivoeal terms, it is hereby declared, as the
sense of this National Council, that Congress
! possesses no power under the Constitution,
to legislate upon the subject ot shivery in
the States, or to exclude any State from nil
mission into the Union because her constitu
tion docs or does not. recognize the institu
tion of slavery as a part of her social system,
and expressly pretermitting any expressions
of opinion upon he. power of Congress to es
tablish or prohibit slavery in any territory.
It is the sense of this National Council, that
! Congress ought, not to legislate upon the sub
jeet of slavery within the Territories of the
United. States ami that any interference of
Congress with slavery as it exists in the Dis
trict of Columlna, would be a violation of
the spirit and intention of the compact by
which the State of Maryland ceiled the Dis
trict to the I nited States, and a breach of
the national faith.
NHL—The policy of the Government of
the United Sti tes, i i its re.:-lions Wi’h for
eign governments, is Lu exsit jo-iice from
tin* stronges'. and do justice to the weakest;
restraining, by all the power ofthe Govern
ment, all its citizens from interfe;ence with
the internal concerns of tm’.ions with whom
we are at pence.
XlV.—This National Council declares that
ill! tiie principles of the t n-der:shall be hence
forward everywhere openly a.vowed; and
that each member shall be at liberty to make
known the existence of the Order, ami the
fact that he himself is a member; and it re
; commends that there be no concealment of
the places of meeting of the subordinate
E. B. BARTLETT, of Kentucky,
I‘res.' .ent of National Council.
C. D. Desiu’ a, of X. Jersey,
Co; responding Secretary.
Jas. if. Stephens, of Maryland,
AND PRINCIPLES OF THE
STATE OF GEORGIA.
Passed at a Meeting held in Macon* on
the 'll th June, 1855.
Resolved, Ist.— That we ratify and approve
of t he Platform of principles, adopted by the
late National Council of the American Partv,
Resolved, 2.—That the American Party
unqualifiedly condemns, and will ever en
deavor to Cotto teract all efforts by anv sect
or party, to bring about a union of Church
and State, and utterly disclaims any inten
tion to prescribe a religious test as a qualifi
cation for office.
Resolved, 3. —That as the naturalization
laws have been so long perverted to the ba
sest purposes, by corrupt political dema
: gogues, as to cause the foreign element t»
grow up to lie a dangerous power in our
midst, deciding our political contests as it
pleases, there exists an imperative necessity
for their radical modification, and stricter
Resolved, -L—That we re-affnm the Geor
gia jilatform of 1850. as indicating the right
policy, in the event of the contingencies
; therein mentioned; ami we hereby pledge
! ourselves to stand by and
i Resolved, s.—That we unqualifiedly eor
: demn the Administration of President Pierce,
j for the appointment of Foreigners to repre
! sent our country abroad; for appointing and
; retaining free-soilers in office; and especially
! do we condemn the President for not remov
i ing Gov. Reeder from office, when it was
: first known that he had used his official sta
tion both to enable him to speculate in the
; Indian Reservations, and to sustain and car
; ry out the views of the Free Soil party of
• Resolved, fl.—That this Council, (while re
pudiating the policy of allowing, in the fu
ture legislation of the country, unnaturalized
foreigners to vote in th ? I’erritorial elec-
■ tions.) iegar-ds all opposition to the princi
ples ofthe Nebraska, Kansas Act, in relation
■to slavery, as hostility to the constitutional
i rights of the South; ami all jiersons who
■ partake in such opposition as. unfit to lie re
! cognised as members of the America!! Party.
R‘ solved, 7.—That we concur in the opin-
• ion expressed in the meeting of our fellow-
I citizens of Columbus, held on the 26th day of
• May, 1855, that the time has arrived when
; our fellow-citizens should cease from their
dissensions, am! forget the difierences which
i have separated them; ami that a common
danger and common enemy hould unite us
for our common defense and safety, and that
| we will cheerful! i co-opei Ui. with nil who
may unite with us in the et leavor to accom
i plish so noble ami patriotic an object.
Resolved, B.—That the ’V estera <t Atlantic
' Rail Road was projected nl built for the
general good ofthe whole jiqsle of Georgia;
> ami we utterly condemn any policy which
has sought, or which may seek to make it
■ subservient to the interest or purpose of any
i political party whatever.
Resolved, !•.—That we are in favor of the
acquisition of Cuba, whenever it can be ac
complished up<m fair ami honoiable grounds,
or whenever anv European power shall seek
to make it. a ’.oio-t from which to assail the
rights an-i im -itittions cf m:v portion of this
country: am! tluii we .<rorg!v condemn the
va-eilhiting policy of ti e Ah, inistratioii. as
calculated, if not designed, o defeat the ac
i(tusi.ion of ;hat Islam*.
Wm. HONE, President State Council.
Geo. S. Jones. See., pro tern.
Fads For “tin People.
Who can read tin* following facts and
then deny that Northern Democrats are
Abolitionists enemies to the South, the Fed
( eral Union and the Constitution?
. It is a Fact.— That the Democrats in the
Foee States have elected none but Aboli-
! tionists and Freesoilcrs to the Congress of
the United States.
’ It is a Fact.— That the Administration
papers of the South are unable to designate
: a representative elected to the Congress or
Senate ofthe United States, in any of the
free States bv the Democrats, who is not
an Abolitionist or Freest filer.
/f /s a Fact.— That every representative
from the Free States in the Congress or
Senate of the United States, that the Dem
i ocrats have elected or assisted to elect since
the passage ofthe Nebraska bill, is in fa
vor of its repeal and the repeal or modifi
cation of the fugitive slave law.
It is a Fact.— That Judge Loring was not
removed—that be now holds his office—
, that Henry Wilson, an Abolitionist, et id
omne genus, have seceded from the Nation
al Council and are not now in affiliation
with the National men of the Order, who
have adopted a National Platform embra
cing all the South ever asked for on the
It is a, Fact.— That Durkee, elected to
the U. S. Senate, by the Legislature of
Wisconsin, is an ultra-abolition anti-Ne
braska Democrat, and that the Legislature
which elected him passed resolutions de
nouncing the Know-Nothings.
It is a Fact.— That the last Democratic
, Convention held in Ohio, denounced Slave
i ry. and passed, a resolution asserting i f to
bs the duty of Democrats to use all consti
tutional means to eradicate slavery wherever
It is a Fact.— That the notorious Fred
Douglas is a Democrat, and has repeatedly
addressed Democratic meetings at the North
It is a Fact.— That the arch abolition
agitator, Charles Sumner, is a Democrat—
that Martin Van Buren, John Van Buren,
David Wilmot, Preston King, Dix, Durkee,
Trumbull. B. F. Butler, llallet, Wentworth,
Bryant, of the Post, Fowler, Post Master
at New York, Rediield, Cochrane, Chase,
Wade and others, are Democrats and Abo
litionists, or Freesoilcrs of the deepest dye
It is a Fact.— That Gen. Cass is the au
thor and the able expounder ofthe Squat
ter Sovereignty doctrine, against which the
South lias manfully battled.
It is a Fact.— That Geu. Milson, a Dem
ocrat from ibe Norfolk Itistrict, in Virgin
ia, was the only representative from that
State, who voted against, and spoke against
the Nebraska Bill, and notwithstanding he
was re-elected to Congress in the late elec
tions iu that State by the Democrats, alias
Anti-Americans.— Sumter Whig.
To Rev. A. B. Longstreet,
Professor of Methodism, liomnaism and
Reverend Sir:—l see a pastoral
address of yours, to ‘‘Methodist
Know Nothing Preachers,” going
the rounds ofthe Locofoco Foreign
Sag Nicht papers ofthe South, oc
cupying from four to six columns,
according to the dimensions ofthe
papers copying. I have waded
through your learned address, and
find it to be one of more ponderous
magnitude than the Report made
to the British House of Commons,
by Lord North, on a subject of far
greater interest ! And as lam one
ofthe class of men you address, not
withstanding your great advantage
over me in point of age and experi
ence; and as no one has made a
formal response to your/zw/ws toar
nings, it will ’not be deemed inso
lent in me to take you up.
My first acquaintance with you,
was in 1847, at an Annual Meeting
of the Georgia Conference, held in
Madison; and although the impres
sions made upon my mind by you,
on that occasion, were any thing
but favorable to yon. as a man, still,
I am capable, as I believe, of doing
yon justice. T suppose you then to
be the rise of sixty years, certainly
in yowrdotage aiidjamongthe vaiw st
old gentlemen I had ever met with.
You obtained leave, as I understand
by your own seeking, to deliver a
lecture to the Conference, upon the
subject of corrrctli/ reading and
pronouncing th Scriptures. I was
in attendance, and listened to you
with all the attention and impartial
ity I was capable of exercising. I
thought it aViiiW prr'ninptiious for
anv one man to assume to teach
more than one’hundred able Minis
ters how to read and pronounce the
inspired writing; and the more so,
when 1 knew that several of the
number were Presidents and pro
fessors in different male and female
Colleges, and that many others of
them were graduates of the best
literary institutions in the South.
Still, my apology for you was, that
you was a vain old gentleman, and
that to listen to yon respectfully,
was to obey the Divine teaching of
one who has taught us to “bear the
infirmities of the weak.” Your
samples both of reading and pro
nunciation, wore amusing and novel
to me. An<l so far as I could gath
er the prevailing sentiment, it was,
that to adopt your style would ren
der the reading of the Scriptures
Tn your address to “Methodist
Know Noshing Preachers,” I dis
cover that yon are still the man you
was at 'ladison, in 1847 —you have
a srreat deal to say about yourself
and make free use of the personal
pronoun 1! / advise—/ believe—
/am satisfied—/will not agree—
/ warn and caution—/ fear, or /
apprehend. Ac. To parse the dif
ferent sentences in your partizan
harangue syntactically, little else is
necessary but to understand the
frst pterson singular, anb to repeat
the rule as often as it occurs —a pe
culiarity which characterizes every
paragraph in your labored address.
Beside the frequent use of the pro
noun /. me, mg, m ine, Ac., too fre
quent occur, to be worth estimate.
—And it will be seen, upon examin
ation, that not merely the verbage,
| bvt the sentiment, is thus egotistic
throughout, exhibiting a degree of
arrogance and self-imporlance, only
to be met with in a Clerical Loco
foco, used by bad men for ignoble
i purposes. To carry out the idea of
your vanity, yon say in the winding
up of your address :
“And now, brethren, have /or
Mr. Wesley hit upon one good rea
son why you should have joined
the Know Nothings ? If either of
us have, then / beseech you to come
from among them. If we have not,
there is yet another in reserve which
if it does not prevail will show— or
prove to my satisfaction at least—
that if an angel f rom heaven were
to denounce your Order, you would
cleave to it stil 1.”
Any one man bntyourself, would,
from considerations of have
I given John Wesley* the preference,
in this connection, and come in as
: second best— But no, you are first in
place, and in your own estimation,
in importance likewise, as a reli-
! gious teacher. I have no doubt you
consider yourself a much greater
man than John Wesley ever was ;
and in proof of this, I need only cite
what you have said in reference to
Mr. Wesley’s opposition to Roman-
I ism :
i “Even good old John Wesley
caught the spirit of the times, and
wrote that letter, from which it ap
pears he thought of the Catholics got
in power, they would abuse Pro
testants. What abuse they could
have heaped on them, greater than
they heaped on Catholics, short of
cutting their throats, I cannot con-
i The only superior you acknowl
i edge, is Cardinal Wiseman, a big
j oted Roman Catholic, and you seem
i to knock under to him quite reluc-
I tantly and not without infoming the
' public that you have been a labori
i ous student for forty vears, and “a
i profound thinker” Ilere are your
i “I have been a pretty severe stu
dent for near forty years, and a la-
; borious, if not profound thinker
for a long time; but when I com
pare myself in intellectual stature
i with that man, I shrink in my own
estimation to the insignificance of,
a mite.’ 7
So much byway of noticing van-:
ity.—You are a literary and theo
logical star ofthe first magnitude!
j Yon arc an encyclopedia of the
I learning, science, patriotism, and
religion ofthe country !—Sir, if you
possessed a little more sheep-faced
modesty and could exhibit a little
I less of impudence than
I you do, you would be a much more
■ useful, not to say successful Minis-'
i ter of the new Testament!
Sir, you have taken the field in
| opposition to Know Nothingism
■professedly through your deep and
i abiding concern for Christianity,
■ and the interests of Methodism.—
i You say:
“You cannot surely be so weak
as to suppose you can crush Ro
manism by Know Nothing agen
cies; but you have almost ruined
■ Methodism by them already.”
“Now the ruler of this nation is
spoken evil of by your party con-
i tinually. and therefore, in the judg- 1
ment of Wesley, I might stand up
, in the pulpit and defend him.”
I The truth is, you are influenced
j alone by partizan political feelings;
1 and occupying a position in a Mis
' sissippi College; in the midst of
Fire-eating Disunion Progressive
! Democracy, you desire to please
i them, rather than serve the inter
’ ests of your country or Church.—
To take the stump, or the pulpit in
i defense of Frank Pierce and his
corrupt Administration, -would be
a pleasant talk to you, who have
been, all your life time, an inveter
ate Locofoco in politics, and “a pro- 1
found thinker” in favor otits iniq
uitous measuresjindjtrinci pies. In
j your early political training, you
i have been swayed by interest and
i popular favor, and in most cases at i
the expense of truth, just as you
now are, in your mad vindication
of Romanism. A tool for others to
work with, till you have found
yourself in a condition to use such
tools as you yourself have been, '
you are now a trimmer and weath- i
er cock, leading on men of less i
sense than yourself, to such distinc
tion as interest and ambition may !
Sir, you take the ground, through
out, that there is no danger of
Catholics in this c nintry, and that
they do not seek to establish their
religion. Here is a specimen of:
your logic :
“Thank God no religions sect
can tyrannize over another in this
1 country, so long as they all respect
the Federal Constitution. Until we
see then, the Catholics treating that
instrument with disrespect it is
madness to entertain fears of them; j
and worse than madness to form
combinations against them.
Now, sir, the foregoing statement
is untrue, and in making it, you
could not have been sincere. You
are a man of too much sense, and
of too much information, to believe
what you are wickedlv trying to
palm upon others. Rrownson's
Quarterly Review, the most able,
as well as the most authentic organ
of Catholicism in the United States,
employs the following language to
the American people—mark it:
Are your free institutions infal
lible? Are they founded on Di
vine right? This you deny. Is
not the proper question for yon to
discuss, then, not whether the Pa
pacy be, or be not compatible with
republican government, but wheth
er it be or be not founded in Divine
right? If the Papacy be founded
in Divine right, it is supreme over
whatever is founded only in human
right, and then your institutions
should bo made to harmonize with
( $2 00 in advaiiee.
it; not it with your institutions! I!
The real question, then, is not the
compatibility, or the incompatibil
ity of the Catholic Church with
democratic institutions, but is'the 4
Catholic Church, the Church of
“Settle this question first. But
jin point of fact; democracy isa'mis-
I ch/ievous dream, wherever the Cath
olic Church does not predominate,
to inspire the people with rever
ence, and to teach and accustonr
them to obedience to authority.”
J Here is still plainer language
I from the Roman Catholic Bishop of
“Heresy and unbelief are crimes;
and in Christian countries, as in It
aly and Spain, for instance, where
the Catholic religion is an essential
i part of the law of the land, they are
punished as other crimes.”
i Here is what the Boston Pilot
says, as Catholic paper of high
“AY good government can exist
without religion, and there can be
: no religion without an inquisition,
which is wisely designed for the
promotion and protection of the
Here is the Shepherd of the Val
ley, published under the eye, ami
with the approbation of the Bishop
of St. Louis:
“The Church is, of necessity in-
I tolerant. Heresy she endures when
| and where she but she bates
it, and directs all her energies to
its destruction. If Catholics ever
gain an immense numerical major
ity, religious freedom in this coun
try is at an end— so say our enemies
—so say we.”
And here is what Ramble says, a
devoted Catholic periodical, high
in the confidence of the Bishops
and Priests of that Church :—■
“You ask if he (the Pope.) were
lord in the land, and you were in
the minority, if not in numbers, yet
in power, what would he do to you?
That, we say, would entirely de
pend on circumstances. If it would
benefit the cause of Catholicism, he
would tolerate you —if
he would imprison you, banish you,
fine you, probably he might even
hang you; but, be assured of one
thing, he would never tolerate you
for the sake of the ‘glorious princi
ples’ of civil and religious liberty.”
I could give other quotations of
this character, which have met your
eye long since, but I forbear, as.
they would extend my letter be
yond the limit I have prescribed for
myself. Hi s? are the publications,
which, in part at least, have given
rise to the Know Nothing organi
zation, so cordially hated by you.
You say there is no danger of in
jury to our institutions, from the
rapid strides of Romanism. Allow
me to ask your attention to the fol
lowing remarkable political pre
diction by the Duke of Richmond,
late Governor General of Canada,
and a British noble, who declared
himself hostile to the United States
on all occasions. Speaking of our
Government, this deadly enemy
“It will be destroyed; it ought
i not, it will not be permitted to cx
ist.” “The curse of the French
revolution, and subsequent warn
and commotion in Europe, are to
be attributed to its example ; and
so long as it exists, no prince will
! be safe upon his throne : and the
; sovereigns of Europe are aware of
, it; and they have determined upon
its destruction, and have come to an
I understanding upon this subject
; o// have decided on the means to
' accomplish it; and they will event
ually succeed, by SUBVERSION
rather than conquest.” “All the
low and surplus population of the
: different nations of Europe will be
I carried into that country. It is,
and will be a receptacle for the
bad and disaffected population of
Europe, when they are not wanted
for soldiers, or to supply the na
tives ; and the. government of Eu
rope tcill favor such a course.—• •*<
This will create a surplus and ma- •
jority of low population, who are- so'
very casdy e-rcited and they will
bring with them their pri netpies ;
and in nine cases out often adhere
to their ancient ami former govern
ments, laws, manners, customs, and *
religion; and will transmit them to
their posterity ; and in many cases
propagate them among the natives.
These men will become citizens,
and by the constitution and law
will be invested with the right of
suffrage” “Hence, discord, dm
sention, anarchy and civil war wild
ensue; and some popular individu
al will assume the government, ami
restore order, and the sovereigns of
Europe, the emmigrants, and ma
ny of the natives will sustain him.”
“The church of Rome has a design
upon that country ; and it will in
time be the established religion,
and will aid in the destruc'ion of
that Republic.” ‘d have'’.-wr rs< /
with many of the sovereigns and
princes of Europe and, they huvv
unan im/yusly ernr ss-d thes 'oui.n-