TO THE OLD STATE RIGHT MEN.
Fellow-Citizens: —4Vhfrc are you ard
Avh.it is your position? There are a few of
us, three thousand live thousand, I hope
ten thousand, who stand in an unfortun
ate position,scattered over the whole state
-knowing nothing of each other’s senti
ments on the present unheard of and most
unaccountable state of politics. Having
no common and acknowledged channel
of communication, we are unable to in
terchange views and concert measures, to
make our small force efficient, as it might
be, to preserve pure the principles of re
publicanism, as they existed and pre
vailed in the old Jeffersonian school in
which most of delight to say we have
been raised. I say we have no common
and scknowledged channel of communi
cation. If we publish in a democratic
paper, few or none of our fellows will
get sight of our communication. If we
attempt to publish in a whig paper, we
find ourselves excluded from a hearing
before the people, we find ourselves exclu-
ded from a hearing before the people, as
the writer of this letter to you is convin
ced from the failure of more than one at
tempt which he has made through a whig
journal, to communicate with such of
you as still prefer principle and the good
of the country, to adhesion to any set ot
men who may take upon themselves to
change the name and principles ot the
party, and then commanding all the old
presses of the party, brand as renegades
all who prefer the old republican paths of
their infancy to old school federalism mis
Under these circumstances I have con
cluded to attempt a communication with
you through the columns of the < 'onsti
tutionalist. 1 select that paper becanse I
once knew the editor a staunch state right
man, and 1 believe him hones}. I have
proposed to him such an arrangement as
I hope will enable me to he seen by
some of you, and if each one that receives
a paper will communicate the contents
to such of his county men as he knows
or believes to be in a similar predicament
with himself, it will at least afford an
opening for our future converse, and if
each a\lio approves the plan will take the
Constitutionalist during the present criti
cgl juncture, it may enable us to ascer
tain our strength, unite our councils, and
by concert, firmness, and moderation, we
may raise the old state right party from
the dust into which it has been trampled
by whigs and democrats ; and though we
may have no part or lot in the offices of
the country, we may, if 1 am not mista
ken in our numbers, talents, respectabil
ity, and standing, by keeping in view
nothing but the prosperity of the country
and the honor of Georgia, exercise the
controlling influence of umpire between
the warring factions who seem bent oil
In the fall ot IS3S the state riidit party
elected Habersham, Dawson, Warren,
Foster, Gamble, King, Cobp lit, Cooper,
and Black, to represent the state in the
Congress of the United States. \Vc were
at that time opposed equally to Harrison,
Clay, Webster, and Van Huron, and our
representatives went to Washington un
committed to either party. They were
all men of respectable talents and decent
acquirements; none of them considered
at home all-eminent. But no sooner had
they reached the city, than they were as
sailed singly and in mass with strains of
-most fulsome flattery and sickening
adulation. They were the ablest dele
gation ever sent to Congress by any state,
and what was most astonishing they
were, every one, great men, even War.
len’s hard features were rendered fascina.
ting by his good Matured laugh : we used
to call it a neigh or necker. Weak hu
man neture could not stand such an as
sault, and our state right delegation, in
stead ot keeping aloof and occupying the
position which had exalted them to*
demi gods, which, in fact, enabled them
to have the abolitions petitions thrown
out, and which, if maintained, would
have enabled them to do much, very
much, for Georgia and the south, they
took sides in the presidential contest—
presto past. Their power vanished, their
talents passed away, the speaker’s chair
slid from under Dawson, and Warren’s
beauty faded like a summer rose. Gen.
Harrison is nominated, the south holds
og, he repudiates abolition, and declare
that he does not believe that Congress lias
power under the constitution to~ charter
:t bank, and we support him. During
the contest the democrats charged us
with being leagued with the whigs ; the
papers denied it; the politicians and nied it;
we believed them and held on. The party
was charged with going for a bank; it
was denied ; we wore told the bank was
not the issue, and should not he made a
question, that it never had been made a
<i nest ion with our party, and should not
then. Mr. Dawson was publicly asked
it he was in favor of a United States
Bank and would not answer. We be
lieved and held on. Harrison carried the
state by 8000 votes, and no sooner was
the election over than the mask was
thrown off. The party became the whig
party, and The Bank blazed upon the
standard they unfurled to the storm; and
now it is attempted, and that, by false
hood and deception, to reconcile us to a
tariff, more odious than the bill of abomi
nations which set the country in a blaze,
and shook the union to its foundation ;
more odious »than the bill to resist which
we proclaimed nullification, buckled on
our armor, shouldered our muskets, and
appealing to the ultimate ratio regum,
swore we would die rather than submit.
I for one have never revoked or repented
hat oath*. T still hold it hefore God sacred
t-o my country. lam still bound by it.
And now jreare branded as Uenogades ,
because we will not abandon the creed
of our childhood, the creed of our fathers,
our religion in politics, and adopt old
fashioned federalism under the banner of
♦Dawson was baited with the speaker's chair, btu
|Oonthe found it wm artificial fly.
ffiflOfTll UllU iihj ■
bank, the tariff, &c., &.C., to the end of
the chapter. Rinlgadis! Renegades
from what ? When did ire support Clay,
the bank, or the tariff? My old state rijjiit
brothers, 1 do not know how you feel,
branded us renegades by such light men
as Crosby Dawson and Thomas Bruns
wick King. Such Changeling editors as
Clayton, Jones, Greeve, and Steel, et ce
teris alias; but for my own single self I
had as lief not be, vs live to be in awe of
such a thing, as I myself; and I now sol
emnly vow on the altar of my country’s
good, influenced by no personal conside
ration, l will not support Henry Clay or
his nteasures. I will not support those
who support 1 lenry Clay or his measures,
so help me God. I will oppose Henry
Clay and his measures. I will oppose
those who support Henry Clay and his
measures. I will support those who op
pose him and them, until this al omina
tion modern whiggery is banished the
land, so help me G> and.
And now my brethren, I have taken a
brief review of the four past years; 1 have
endeavored clearly to define my position,
and now again 1 ask where are you ?
An Old Slate Right .1 tan now and far ever.
N. B.—l long to hear from some ot you
thiough the Constitutionalist. Wlure is
Troup, and Gilmer, and Stocks & Janes.
We supported them in their strength. 1
am told they think with us ; why will
they not stand forth,assist us in our weak
ness, and point the way to safety? The
man who slumbers in such a crisis is a
traitor to his country.
P. S.—We respectfully request such
whig editors as believe they are right,and
who have the magnanimity to allow a
small and scattered remnant of their for
mer friends to communicate with and
comfort each other, to give this letter a
place in their columns, particularly tho
Chronicle &jSentinel, and the Recorder.
From the Cincinnatti Gazette.
THE UNION AS IT IS.
Our country as at present limited, ex
tends in length 3000 miles at the great
est point, 1700 in breadth, and contains
about 2,300,000 square miles. It has a
frontier line of about 10,000 miles, a sea
coast of 3,000, and a lake coast of 1,200.
The United States comprises about one
twentieth of the habitable land of the
whole world. In 1700 our population
amounted to 3,929,337. In lSlOto 17,-
002,660 —of which 2,487,1 ISwereslaves.
The employments of the people were
thus divided :
Manufactures and trades, 791,545
Navigating the ocean, 56,025
Do rivers, lakes, canals, &c., 33,067
Learned professions, 65,235
We have twenty-six States the popu
lation of which is well known. The
Territories, by the last census, were pop
ulated thus :
District of Columbia, 43,612
Washington became the capital of the
United States in 1800.
The general height of the Alleghany
range of mountains is about 2000 or 3000
feet above the level of th : ocean. The
highest peak in this range is Black Moun
tain, N. 0., which is 6 476 tect. Round
Top, the Highest peak of the Catskill, is
The Rocky Mountains have a general
height of 9000 feet, though some peaks
.are natch higher and have been estima
ted as high as from 20,000 to 25,000.
The highest peak of the Green Moun
tains, Mansfield, is 4,280 feet.
The highest peak of the White Moun
tains, Mt. Washington, it 6,428 feet.
Mount Marcy, west of Lake Cham
plain, in New York, is 5,460 feet high.
The chief cities and towns were thus
populated in IS4O :
New York, 312,710
New Orleans, 102,193
Pittsburgh (witho’t environs) 21,115
St. Louis, 16,469
Salem, 15,0 V 3
In 1810, the capital invested in foreign
trade, &0., stood thus :
Importing and Com.
Domestic Retail Stores, 250,301,799
Value of imports in
Exports of Domestio
Do. of Foreign Prod. 18,190,312
Home made or family goods
produced in 1810, to the
amount of 29,230,350
The condition of our manufacturers
stood thus : Total amount
of capita! employed, $267,726,579
The Cotton Manufactories amounted
They employed 72.119 persons.
Capital invested in them $51,102,359
employed 21,342 per
sons, capital invested, 15,765,121
The regular army, according to the
law of 812, consists of 9,012 men and
Navy, July, 1841.
11 ships of the line.
15 frigates (first class.)
2 do (second class.)
. 21 sloops of war.
2 steam frigates, and several
smaller steam vessels.
Os the public land, 100,000,000 of
acres are surveyed and unsold.
The whole expense of the Revolu
tionary war estimated in
Force of Imagination.—A man of
much presence of mind, living near Ab
erdeen, heard a thief breaking into his
house in the night. He reached to a
bottle of soda water on the mantel-piece,
and as soon as the fellow's head was vis
ible, took deliberate aim andcut the string.
The cork hit him in the face; and the
thief thinking the soda blood, fell on his
knees, and roared for mercy. He was
suffered to depart on promise of amend
Cross Readings.— The “Alabama
Tribune” says the Eastern mail yester
day, brought us—
“ Free trade—low duties—r.o debt—
separation from banks—economy—re-
trenchment—and strict adherence to the
Constitution. Victory, in such a cause, i
will be great and glorious; and if its
principles be faithfully and firmly ad- !
hered to, after it is achieved, much will
it redound to the honor of those by whom
it will have been won ; and long will it
perpetuate the liberty and prosperity of
the country.”— John C. Calhoun.
The time is not far distant when such
a result will he accomplished by the
votes of the people.— N. O. Jeffersonian.
From the Madisonian.
We have been favored with an address
delivered before the literary societies of
Randolph .Macon College, Va., by Gov
ernor G ll, m kr,which should be read both
by the youth and the young men of our
country. The production is one of the
best of the class that we have seen. We
regret that our space will not permit us
to copy it entire. We give, however, an
extract, which will be found interesting
to the editorial corps :
“Great changes, and certainly great
improvements, too, have been made
throughout the civilized world in the
newspaper or periodical prop's. The num
ber and talent of those now engaged in
conducting literary and political jour
nals, entitle them to be considered among
the professions which exercise the great
est influence in forming the taste and
character of our age. The scope an 1
importance of the periodical press have
Deoil vastly extended. It is,much more
now than a mere chronicle of events. It
is far from being content with sketching
a portraiture of the times. It is a mighty
power which directs the thoughts of men,
&puriflesor pollutes the chief fountains
of public opinion. The editor now fills
a station of great responsibility to society.
To fulfil the duties of his trust, he should
possess high moral and intellectual at
tainments. lie is not only a witness tes
tifying to the world, under the strongest
obligations “to toil the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth,” but he
is also an advocate, a counsellor retained
by tho people, to sift the facts which he
presents, and deduce conclusions of the
utmost consequence to private feelings
and public justice. The sophistry or
chicanery of other advocates miy be re
vised and corrected before some calmer
or more astute tribunal; but the editor,
especially the political editor, stands at
the bar of the supreme bench, whose de- j
cisions are final and whose errors may be j
fatal. Whoever undertakes to instruct
others in the great concern of Govern
ment, should himself he well informed ;
whoever attempts, weekly or daily, to lec
ture his countrymen on the policv of
measures and the qualifications of states
men,should himself be more than a states
man, more than a legislator or a judge—
he should be a philosopher.
The labors of the periodical press are
becoming daily more subdivided. AVe
We have already scientific, literary, legal,
medical, ecclesiastical, political, agricul
tural, and commercial, besides various
other miscellaneous journals, devoted to
the tas es and pursuits of every interest
and sect of our country. Information is
derived from these sources by many to
whom libraries and books are inaccessi
ble, or who have not leisure for their ex
amination. Much the larger portion of
our fellow-citizens rely on these sources.
The perfect freedom of the press in the
United States brings every subject under
the focus of public opinion. This stri
king characteristic of our institutions
rests on the axiom that “error ceases to
be dangerous when reason is left free to
combat it,” and experience has taught us
the wisdom of this axiom, no less by the
utility of subjecting our highest interests
to the test of reason, than by the danger
of trusting to the passions of a ribald and
licentious press. The freedom of the
press, like the freedom of the citizen, is
under the salutary re-traints of obliga
tions imposed by a just regard for the
rights and the feelings of others. It is
safer to trust the licentiousness of liberty
(so far as the press is concerned) to the
corrective of public opinion, than to a
power in govern men t which may prove
the licentiousness of despotism. AVheu
this remedy fails the general corruption
ot the press will only indicate the speedy
decline and downfall of the Republic.”
A Fair llit.—“ Can any thing srood come out of
Psazireth.’ —There are vet some vestiges of civilua
li oi in Florida. They hung a man there the other
day for killing his wife.—.V. Y. Herald.
T is, Mr. Bennett, and had you l>, en a resident of
Florida, instead of New York- ’A - would have beeo
hung tong since tor your ras ahty and abuse. Pori
L on (Ferula) Coni. Garttfe.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMRER C, 1813.
FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
JOHN C. CALHOUN,
FOR VICE PRESIDENT:
MARK A. COOPER of Murray
JAMES ||. STARK, of Butts.
IIERSCHELL T. JOHNSON, of Jefferson.
COL. A P. TOWERS.
WII.LIAU F CLARK.
JOHN LAM All.
We marked the birth-day of our
Journal, by unfurling to the breeze
the broad banner of Democracy, and
inscribing upon its bright field the
stainless name of John C. Calhoun,
the American Aristides, as our First
Choice for President of the United
States ; and for the Vice Presidency,
the name of that wise, honest and able
Statesman and unswerving Patriot,
Levi Woodbury, of New Hampshire:
Subject, of course, to the decision of a Na
tional Democratic Convention:
The Delegates to be chosen directly
by the People —to convene at Balti
more, May, 1844, and there individu
ally express Faithfully, the will of
their Constituents. We ask but a fair
field and fair play —and thfn “ God
lefend the Right.”
“ Let me not ce misunderstood
AND LET ME I.NTR! AT THAT I^MAY
NOT BE MISREPRESENTED.”
\Frtract from Mr. Clay's Speech, a short time before
retiring from the Senate ]
The Senator (Mr. Calhoun,) was con
tinually charging him (Mr. Clay) with
the design if violating the compromise
act l When had he swerved from itl
\ He was still for adhering to it, as he
understood its principles. Those prin
ciples he did not consider incompatible
frith the PROT LOTION of Ameri ran
I industry , in preference to any ether.
IIF- HAD LIVED, AND WOULD
DIE, AN ADVOCATE OF THE PRO
TECTIVE SYSTEM. 1111 HAD
! NEVER CH\NGED HIS PRINCI
PLES. THEY WERE NOW THE
SAME AS THEY mad EVER BEEN;
out h i submitted to the restrictions of the
compromise act as a matter of NECESSI
TY. And lie did not even now think
it prudent, because not practicable, to go
| is far as his inclinations led him, with
1 the friends of PROTECTION But as
far as he COULD GO HE Wi tULI) !”
I [Speech in t'\e Senate , 23 d March, IS 13, a still shor
i ter timz before retiring from that body. J
C A UTION.cCH
The Public are respectfully notified
that 110 person is authorised to collect
! any dues on account of the American
Democrat, but Mr. Jackson Barnes,
Bookseller »$• Stationer, of this city,—
: also, that all connection of \V. A. & C.
THOMPSON, with the above named
1 paper, a id all right to receive, or collect
cither subscriptions, or bills for adver
tising has ceased.
Editors in the different parts of the
State, who wish to subserve the cause of
justice, will confer a favor on us by
giving the above one or two insertions.
We shall at all times be ready to recip
Editor of Am. Democrat.
Macon, Aug. 30, 1813.
Postmasters will oblige us by forwarding to the
Office of the American Democrat, any numbers of
our paper which may not have-Icon taken from the
Postoffiee, as we have applications for some of the
C 1. John Lamar is a candidate to represent the
County of Bibb in the next Legislature.
AVo have great pleasure, in being authorized to
announce the name of Col. Lamar as a candidate
for the suffrages of his fellow citizens to represent
them in the ensuing session of oor Legislature. JVe
trust his patriotic devotion in thus responding to the
wishes of the Democracy of Bibb, at no ordinary
sacrifice of personal interest and convenience will
not be forgotten. The Democratic Ticket is now
complete, and stands
For the Senate,
COL. A. P. POWERS.
WILLIAM F. CLARK,
It is stateJ in so.ne of the papers, that the lion.
Chas. A. Wickliffe will go out as Minister to France,
and that Amos Kendall, Esq., will succeed that gen
tleman in the Post Office Department. The distin
guished reputation acquired by Air. Kendall, during
his previous connexion with this department, both
for ability and official rectitude, is a sufficient gua
rantee to the country, that the [Hiblic inlcrttst will not
suffer, nor the public service be neglected in his
hands. It is generally admitted we believe that Air.
Kendall made one of the ablest and most efficient
chiefs of this department that we have ever had. A
l« tier appointment could nut be n.aJe.
Wc have been informed that while he was Pus;
Master General, the British Government sent a com
mission to this country, to examine and become ac
quainted with the manner in which tht» official busi
ness of the department vyas conducted in Washing
It is also rumored that Francis Alallory, of Va.,
will receive the appointment of Minister to Constan
tinople, in place of the late Commodore Porter, de
Mas. Ellis, in her very interesting work on the
“ Wives of England, ’’ alleges, that the most intoler
able servitude ever submitted to, is that which a wo
man suffers under the domination of a mean, tyran
nical husband, (had enough in all conscience.)
The witty wights of some of our exchanges reply,
that a henpecked friend of theirs insists the lady has
put the saddle on the wrong nag; that the condition
of a poor fellow subjected to the gentle regimen of a
At tyrant, is ten times move to he pitied—and that if
the lady’s case might lie called purgatory, the man’s
might lie named after a much warmer locality.
OUR FRIENDS IN HOUSTON.
We make use of the pres nt occasion to return our
thanks to our friends in Houston for the liberal pat
ronage they have extended, and are now securing to
us; and though we do not wish our friends to be sur
passed in good deeds, we hope that every county in
the State will endeavor to rival them in the same vir
tue. We have this week sent several papers to each
of our subscribers in Houston, and other counties,
which the/ will oblige us by distributing among their
WHAT ARE MESSRS. CRAWFORD AND STE
PHEN’S OPINIONS 1
As the Whig press is so fond of catechizing, and
seem so desirous of ascertaining the opinions upon
various matters of our candidates for Governor and
Congress, perhaps they will have no objection to let
Uiknow what answers Messrs. Crawford and Ste
phen’s would give to the following questions, and we
would havdl it from a responsible source.
Ist. Arc they in favor of a Fifty Million U. S.
Bank, and if they are not, how do they reconcile this
opposition with their support of Mr. Clay, with whom
it is a cardinal object of policy 1
2nd. Arc they in fav.r of a Protective Tariff, and
if not, how do they reconcile it with their support of
Air. Clay, who declares that he always l :as been and
will dis an advocate of a Protective Tariff. Are these
gentlemen in favor of Mr. Clay’s proposed mutilation
of the Constitution, or modification of the veto
power, as it is more euphoniously termed, and if not,
how do they reconcile it with their support of Mr.
Clay, its author 1
Now we must have an answer before the elec
tion, and not after.
We wish it distinctly understood, that we impugn
no man’s honor, but must have an answer before the
One thing we had like to have forgotten—are they
in favor of t e Whig Internal Improvement System
as sha lowed forth in Mr. T. Butler King’s magnifi
cent report 1
We dare them to an avowal, before the election.
REBECCA AND lIER CHILDREN.
Is the curious name assumed by a set of people in
Wales, whoseemto have an invincible repugnance
to toll gates and poor houses. Under the command
of a man in female dress, they assemble to the nuni
her of thousands, and pull down and destroy every
toll-gate and poor house within their reach, in utter
defiance of the military, the police, and the riot act.
They have had several severe conflicts with the mili
tary attended by considerable slaughter, but without
any influence in stopping tho rioters, for while the
military were quelling a riot in one place, the rioters
wi re more active in another place, and recommence
their destructive operations whenever the military
leave the scene of disturbance. The riots have con
tinued for months.
DEATH OF JOHN ROSS.
It is stated in the National Intelligencer, that this
distinguished Cherokee chieftain met his death lately
at the hands of some of the Ridge party, as an act of
retaliation, for the death of Ridge, who was murdered
two years since by some members of the Iloss party.
He was undoubtedly the ablest, and influential
man in the Nation, and his loss is perhaps irreparable.
PRIKCF. Do WITGENSTEIN.
In one of Mr. Walsh’s letters from Paris, we no
tice on account of the death of this celebrated Russian
officer at the age of seventy four. He was second in
command of the Russian armies, in the campaign of
Aloscow, and contribut 'd largely to tho destruction of
the Grand Army. His personal qualities were as
noble as his military capacity wa> brilliant.
GREAT DELUGE IN NEW YORK.
A\ e see in the New York papers, accounts of a
tremendous flood of rain in that city, cellars were
filled, lower stories partly washed away, and the side
walks caved in. The streets resembled rivers in ap
pearance, some lives were lost and considerable de
struction of property.
M. Dc LaAIARTINE IN MACON.
Our readers are no doubt gratified in the annuncia
tion ot the arrival of this distinguished statesman and
poet, in Alacon. But unfortunately it is Alacon in
France and not in De LaMartinc lias
lately delivered an address at Macon, oh Alachinery
Labor, and the rights of the tailoring classes, in which
he seems to advocate doctrines, formerly considered
Agrarian and Alobocratic in their character. M. De
LaAlartine has a brilliant reputation as an orator and
We have always wished that these competions
should he conducted on liberal anil manly principles.
That the friends of either candidate should advance
1 1 adapted to promote the interest of their favorite,
which truth and fact would sanction, without s© k
ng to depreciate his opponent. And if there arc
substantial objections, they should he statist with
fairness and :rgnl with courtesy, without descend
ng to the low aek tricks too ofeii resort and to, of c.x
--■ ting the jealousy and apprehensions of patcu'ar
terests in tuc Sjtatc. Maik A. Cooper is the legiti
at candidate of the Democracy of Geirgi , ij mi
tiatid by Delegates ©o.uing immediately iron the
the people themselves-aye, and by them he will be
enthusiastically supported. We arc proud that the
democratic ranks comprehend many worthy of the
high office to which Mr. Cooper has been nominated
and we owe them gratitude, that they would not
press their claims at the risk of weakening their party.
On future occasions we trust their patriotic for
bearance will not Lie forgotten.
In whatever aspect we consider Mr. Cooper, we
are sure the democracy of the State have, in nomina
ting him made a sate and judicious selection.
W hether we view him as a Georgian or an Amer
ican statesman, he is sound to the core. In either
capacity he lias shewn himself to possess the requis
ites of high usefulness. lie is a tried, a proved man
—he has licen weighed in the balance and found not
Brought up in the school of old Hancock anu Put
nam, (when they had statesmen in their councils,) in
their palmy days of |>oliticul purity and enthusiastic
patriotism, he has been from his youth up, an un
swerving, an undeviating constitutional republicans—
he has neither renegaded from his party, nor aposta
tised from its principles, or flung by apostatising a
shade of dishonor on the ashes of his kindred or po
l.tical mentors. Air. Cooper, as is demonstrable from
his course in our own legislature, and in Congress,
is a thorough bred man of business, of untiring indtra
try and |>erseverance, a respectable and convincing,
though not a flashy or rhetorical speaker.
In all the relations of social anil domestic life;
Alark A. Coopers’ character stands uot only uablcmc
isheil but exemplary.
But it is not merely a Civilian, he has deserved
well of his country—when the scalping knife of thq
merciless Seminole, was seeking the blood of the
women and children of our fellow citizens in
Florida. Cooper and his command were among the
foremost of the gallant ban Is from Georgia, who has
tened to their rescue—during that severe campaign,
none were more distinguished lor the fearless intre
pidity, With which they met the savage enemy, or
for their soldiery endurance of toil and privation,
than Cooper and his gallant comrades. By the brave
men, who shared w ith him the dangers and hardship*
of that spirit trying period, wc trust their brother sol
dier Alark A. Cooper, will not be forgotten as they
march up to the ballot box, the first Alonday in next
No man in Georgia understands more intimately,
or entertains more sagacious and enlightened views
respecting her true interests, than Mr. Cooper. By
name," will they bes Allowed out and promoted with
more judgment, or with more devotion to her honor
and lasting welfare than by that gentleman, and
Georgia will long thank tho Convention by which
he was nominated.
BOOKS AND READING.
A fondness fur books and a taste for instructive
and innocently amusing reading, discover a liberal
anj ingenous mind, and are attended with many ad
vantages and many pleasures. And it may be added,
are generally the indications of superior intelligence.
Wc find it difficult to imagine a situation in the
ordinary routine of life, where an attachment to hooks,
is a habit of deriving from their perusal, some of
our most valued pleasures, is not a blessing a well
as a gratification. For next to the influence which
heart felt Fi y exercises a familiarity with the j ure
principles, ennobling sentiments, the bright examples
of all the virtues and the practical wisdom to be found
in well ehosen authors, produces the happiest effects
Upon character. This familiarity with the best ef
forts of the master minds of our rare, has many of tho
advantages which their actual society would afford.
Who on quitting the company of good, wise, noble
minded and highly informed individuals, does not
feel himself a hotter man I does not experience a
craving in his nature, to resemble those to whom his
heart has been rendering homage 7 Does not feel a
proii! determination swelling in bis breast, to render
himself more and more worthy their approbation 7 It
is not the lot of every one to enjoy tho benefits of
such -ociely, but all have within roach an excellent
substitute, a collection, even a small one, of judicious
ly selectej liooks, thoroughly studied—even one thus
studied, intimately known end intecstaminated with
the heart and mind, will elevate an ordinary individ
ual into a charac'e: that statesmen and philosopher*
It is here proper to observe that to have tl>e fwH
advantage of liooks, without allay or abatement, they
must be chosen with circumspection, for the fruit of
the tree of Knowledge is now as it was in Paradise of
different natures- good and evil—it is therefore
among the most incumbent duties of the friends of
youth, to preserve them as free from acquaintance
With the latter, and as familiar with thefoaneras
possible. Alclaneholly indeed, is the reflection that
many of the finest efforts of that magnificent maniac
Byron, of the highly gifted Bulwer, arc adapted ta.
taint and soil the youthful minil, by the attraction*
they associate with vice and villainy.
This remark applies with equal force to other re
cent writers of fiction —also, to the Gilblas, Roderic-
Random, Tom Jones, &c. schools, and in no small
degree to one of our favorites, Laurence Stern—alas,
for iTie infirmity of man—alas, poor Yorick! Works
of this class should have no readers, hut those whoso
moral characters are firmly established.
But it were perverseness to seek amusement, or in,,
struction from these dubious and dangerous sources,
when books of the purest character and most attract
ive interest arc in abundance within the reach of aIL
Park Benjamin has deserved well of the republic of
letters for starting and promoting the cheap publica
tion plan. The Harpers, who have long been the
benefactors of their country, are carrying that plan
These reflections were hastily thriwn together, to
fill a vacant space in one of our columns, and we arc
admonished to close them—we would like to see the.
subject treated more methodically, as we consider it
an important 0.. e.
The Washington Globe is down upon
Arnos Kendall, Editor of the Expositor.
Probable reason —Air. Kendall is talked
of as one of the candidates for the Gov
ernment printing next whiter.. The
G.obe is now at war with nearly all thei
democratic presses of the tcu .iry.