American Democrat. (Macon, Ga.) 1843-1844, August 14, 1844, Image 1
Ihe most perfect Government would be that which, emanating tfirteily from the People, Governs least—Costs least—Bfepenses Jnttiee to aft and eonfers Privileges on None.—BENTHAM. BY i. a REYNOLDS. AMERICAN DEMOCRAT, PUBLISHED WEEKLY OVER OLD DARIEN BANK. MULBERRY STREET, MACON, GA. AT $2,50 Pj&iß i^NNUM, Paid in Advance.jcg Rates of Advertising, St c. One square, of 100 words, or loss, in small type, 75 cents for the first insertion, and 60 cents for aach subsequent inser Von. All Advertisements containing more than 100 and leas than 200 words, will be charged as two squares. To Yearly Advertisers, a liberal deduction will be made N. B dales of LAND, by Administrators, Executors. nuSr.linns. are reouired. by law, to be held on the firs 1 Tuesday in the month, between the hours of 10 in the fore 00n and 3in the afternoon, at the Court-House in the Coun "v m'which the property is situated. Notice of these must given in a public Uaxeue, SIXTY DAYS, previous to the day of sale. Sales of PERSONAL PROPERTY, must be advertised in .•tie same manner, FORTY DAYS previous to the day of sale. Notice to Debtors and Creditors of an Estate, must be pul" dished FORTY Days. Notice that application will be made to the Court of Ordi arv. for leave to sell LAND, must be published FOUR MONTHS. Sales of NEOROES, must be made at public auction, on the first Tuesday of the month, between the legal hours of sale, at the place of public sales in the county where the let ters’testamentary, of Administration or Guardianship, shall t,ave been granted, SIXTY DAYS notice being previously given IP one of the public garettes of this State, and at the door of the Court-House, where such sales are to be held. Notice for leave to sell NEGROES, must be published fo r FOUR MONTHS, before any order absolute shall be made thereon by the Court. All business of this nature, will receive prompt attentions the Ollice of the AMERICAN DEMOCRAT. REMITTANCES BY MAIL. —“A Postmaster may en close money in a letter to the publisher of a newspaper, to ( ay the subscription of a third person, and frank the letter, if written by himself.” Amo* Kendall, P. MO. All Letters of business raustbeaddtessed to the Pusushbr, .Post-Paid. - tretsyatT. Prom the New Haven Register OUR BANNER IN TIIE BRE ZE. Unfurl our banner to the breeze ! To droop or falter never more— From Maine’s far boundaries to the seas That roll upon the Texan shore, Our rising hosts girt on in might The crushing arms that freemen wield, And with unbroken front unite And form along the battle-field. In serried phalanx dense and deep, Resolved and firm, and undismayed. As ocean waves resistless sweep, They march with truth’s bright shield and blade. And “ sti:l they route,” the gathering throng' While riogt afar the thundering cry, From host to distant host along, •< /.’or Polk! for Dallas! Victory!" The whigs look on ;n wild amaze, With pale despair in every "j o, \n«l vainly hope to qoenrh If M..ze That leaps and flashes through the sky' In vain they uoUt fteir frenzy flag And flap their coon-skins through the air. In vain they t'rink and shout and brag; Unfaltering still, “our flag is there!” Soon o’er the field of conflict won, Above the foes’ eternal grave, In victory’s bright and cloudless sun, Our star gem’d gontalon shall wave ; And Man from every distant clime. From every shore and every sen Shall claim beneath its fold sublime. The glorious birthright otthe tree Democracy ! what joy shall i>our Its swelling anthem on the wind, When at the idol’s shrine no more Shall basely bend the human mind; When owls, and cats, and coon-skins, all Shall pass as long-forgotten things, And radiant o’er the land shall fall The day that Truth and Freedom brings! Prom the Plebeian. POLK, D \LLAS, Y#D DEMOCRACY Up, Freemen up! and bear on high The flaunting flag of Liberty ! Give to the breeze its silken fold, And eagle-crust of burning gold, Flashing in the heaven-born light That streams from Freedom’s mountain height Up, Freemen, up!—awake, and save The Mood-bought rights your fathers gave; Burst through the chains oppression’s hand Would rivet on your native land, Anti shield your country’s spotless fame From deep and everlasting shame. Up, Freemen, up! the beacon light From every crag streams clear and bright; From every plain, and every hill, The trumpet’s blast rings free and shrill, While echoing notes responsive speak From every crcsttd mountain peak. Up, Freemen up! close up your ranks, And, as a torrent bursts its banks ’-veep on in serried stern array, Wl *> hearts on fire to join the fray— Y'our uulo-cry so wild and free, FOLK, t VLLAS, and DEMOCRACY. L. W. H. The whole country is on fire vith Democratic enthu siasm.— Young 1000,0111 men, one and all! now is the time if you wish to j»lo the tanks of the Republican party, and march forward for Polk, for Dallas, and for victory. Come now! Come out openly and fear lessly, and you will receive a most hearty welcome. Come as the rivers do, Ocean-ward going— Come as the breezes do, Over us blowing, If ye have whirred Democracy, Whisper no longer : Speak as the tempest does, Sterner and stronger: Folk and our States rights, Democracy forever! Truce with old Cl*v Ntft’er oh' never. D _ ::O3F A.TIO B ITUrP.—“ Sett Rrtrnv, Roto Salt's, Vto Stbt, Jtejiarstfon Cron juntas. Scorn tav, JaelrtiKWaUift,' art** Strict ZRUtrrmct to flu eonstftntioa." MISCELLANY. ’I he memoirs of Count Rostuptcbin. A lady one day said to the celebrated Count Rostoptchin that he ought 'o write his memoirs. The next day the Count handed her a little roll of paper. “What have you here 7” asked the lady. “ I have obeyed your commands,” replied he; “ I have written my memoirs : here they are.” The lady was not a little surprised by the promptness of the performance ; and hastened to )>eruse the following mor ceau, the caustic wit and piquancy of which will remind the reader or the keen satire of Voltaire. MY MEMOIRS OF MYSELF AS I AM. Written in ten minutes. Chapter 1. My Birth. On the 12lh day of March, 1775, I emerged from darkness into the light of day. I was measured, I was weighed, I was baptised. I was born without knowing wherefore, and my parents thanked heaven without knowing for what. Chapter 11. My Education. I was taught all sorts of things, and learned all kinds of languages. By dint of impu dence and quackery, I sometimes passed for a servant. My head has become a library of old volumes, of which I keep the key. Chapter 111. My sufferings. I was tormented bv masters ; by tailors who made tight dresses for me; by women, by ambition, by self-love, by useless re grets, by kings, and by remembrances. Chapter IV. Privations. I have been deprived of three great enjoyments of the human species—thelt, gluttony and pride. Chapter V. Memorable Epochs. At the age of thirty I gave up dancing; at forty, my endeavors to please the fair sex ; at fifty, my regard of public opinion; at sixty, the trouble of thinking ; and I am now become a true sage, or egotist, which is the same thing. Chapter VI. Moral Traits. I was stubborn as a mule, capricious as a co quette, frolicsome as a child, lazy as a dormouse, active as Bonaparte, and all at my pleasure. Chapter VII. Important Resolution. Never having lieen able to conquer my countenance, I let loose the bridle of my tong-lie. and contracted the bad habit of flunking aloud. This procured me some pleasure and many enemies. < 'bapfer VIII. What I was and what I might have lieen. I have lieen .very sensible of friendship and confidence; and il I had lieen borne ill the golden age, I might have been an excellent man. Chapter IX. Respectable Principles. I have never meddled in any marriages or scandal. I have never recommended a cook or a physician ; and consequent ly have never attempted the life of any one. Chapter X. My Taste. I took plea sure in small parties, and was fotid of a walk in the woods. I have an involunta ry veneration for the sun, and his setting often made me sad. Os colors I preferred blue ; in eating, beef and horse radish ; for drinking, cold wnter ; at the theatre, comedy and farce ; of men and women, men, open and expressive countenance. Hunchbacks of both sexes always had a peculiar charm for me, which l never could define. Chapter XI. Mv Dislikes. I had a dislike to sots and fobs, and to intriguing woman who made a game of virtue; It disgust for affection ; pity for made up men—painted women; an aversion to rats, liquors, metaphysics and rhubarb; and a terror of justice and wild beasts. Chapter XII. Analysis of my life. I await death without fear and without im patience. My life has been a melo drama on a grand stage, where I have played the hero, the tyrant, the lover, the noble man, but never the valet. Chapter XIII.' Bounties of Heaven. My great happiness consists in being in dependent of the three individuals who govern Europe. As I ant sufficiently rich, meddle not with politics, and care very little for music, of course I have nothing to do with Rothschild, Metter nich, or Rossini. Chapter XIV. My Epitaph. “Here lies, in hope of repose, an old deceased devil, with a worn out spirit, an exhaus ted heart, and a used up body. Ladies and gentlemen, pass on !” The duty and pleasure of \\ omen. Groat indeed, is the task assigned to woman. Who can elevate its dignity? Who can exaggerate its importance? Not to make laws, not to lead armies, not to govern empires ; but to form those by whom laws are made, and armies led, and empires governed ; to guard from the slightest taint of possible infirmity, the frail yet spotless creature whose moral, no less than his physical being must be de rived from her; to inspire those princi ples, to inculcate those doctrines to ani mate those sentiments, which genera tions yet unborn, and nations yet unciv ilized, shall learn to bless ; to soften firm ness, into mercy, to chasten honor into refinement, to exalt generosity into vir tue ; by her soothing cares to allay the anguish of the body, and the lar worse anguish nf the mind : by her tenderness MACON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1844. to disarm passionby her purity to triumph over sense ; to cheer the scholar sinking finder his toll ; to console the statesman for the ingratitude of a mista ken people ; to be trie compensation for hopes that are blighted, for friends that are perfidious; for happiness that has pas sed away. Such is her vocation ; the couch of the tortured sufferer, the prison of the deserted friend, the cross of a re jected Saviour—these are scenes of wo man’s excellence, these are theatres on which her greatest triumph have been ac chieved. Such is her destiny—to visit th* forsaken, to attend the neglected, n mid the forgetfulness of myriads to re member—amid the execrations of multi tudes to bless ; when tuonarchs abandon when justice persecutes, when brethren and disciples fly, to remain unshaken and unchanged, and to exhibit in this lower world, a type of that love—pure, constant and ineffable—which in another world, we are taught to believe the best reward of virtue. Evening. —Evening is a precious time for friends who live together. Mar ried people know it well, and brothers and sisters know it too. Contrary to the flowers, which close their chalices at the close of the day. the loveliest flower of friendship—confidence—loves most to expand itself at evening, and breathes forth its fragrance most gladly under the protection of twilight and silence. Then talk we over the questions of the day ; then conclude we peace with our heaits, if we have opened them before to our friends; then seek we reconciliation from heaven, and offer it to the world, ere yet the night comes; and then sleep we so sound and sweetly. Lesson fok life. —No matter how prosperous an individual may be in his pecuniary, domestic, and social relations —if he suffer his spirit to be. discompo sed by trifling annoyances, he ts a stranger to enjoyment, and every day of his life is embittered by some petty cause of vex ation, which his own morbid disposition magnifies into a serious calamity. On the other hand, overwhelming must be the. misfortune which can prostrate a man that has been disciplined to patient endu rance, and has habituated to a uiiiiurui cheerfulness of mind. Modern English poets.—Of the glorious brotherhood of poets —viz : <”ral.be, Rogers, Woodsworth, Scott, Oo leridg., Campbell, Southey, Moore, By ron - who once were living at the same period, the survivors are Rogers, Woods worth, and Moore. Byron, the youngest of the band, was the first to be withdrawn from it; he died in 1824, in the 30tli or 37th year f bis age ; Crabbe in 1832, in his 78t'i , Scott a little later in the same year, in his 62d ; Coleridge in 1834, in his 62; Southey in 1843, in his 69. Os the survivors, Rogers is the senior, hav ing been born in 1762; he is consequent ly in his 82d year. He first distinguished himself in the year 1786, by an ‘‘Ode to Superstition ;” his “ Pleasures of Mem ory” did not appear till 1792. Woods worth was born in 1770, and is in his 74th year ; and Moore in his 64th, hav ing been born in 1780. A vile authoress. —Mr. Walsh, in one of his letters says“ If authority were given to me to commit to solitary confinement for an indefinite period, with no other manual than the Bible, the woman I deemed the most maleficient and ’cnlpablte on the face of the globe, I should unhesitatingly take Madame George Sand. We might have fiom her Life in a Penitentiary Cell, which would serve as some retribution and atonement for the immeasurable depravity every day produced by her works.” Valuable Recipes 11 from Punch."— Ginger Pop. —Take a large root of gin ger, and. after boring a hole in it, fill with gunpowder, and plug up. Put it on a hot fire, and in a few moments you will find your ginger pop. Sponge ('ake.—Avery light cake may be made by enclosing a sponge in a thick coating of dough. It requires no salting, but may be sweetened to the taste. Raspberry Jam.—Put sixty four rasp berries into a goose-quill; and your jam is complete. Alphabetical Transcendenlalism. — As ieauties culminate during every/ayor able garniture, Aowever kingdoms legislate, man never obliterates partially questions rising summarily to wards unusual varieties if ithout verotical yearnings. Not to be sneezed at —-The speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representa tives has decided that it is altogether out of order to “ sneeze or cough down a member.’’ The kind Os coughing and sneezing is without question, disorderly, and what is disorderly is out of order.— This decision is very important, partic ularly to unpopular speakers; because it shows that their efforts, however unsuc cessful, are not to be sneezed at. Singular Phenomenon. —All at once, on Wednesday afternoon last, a well on flie premises of Mr. Jacob Ste venson Lyme, in this county,commenced overflowiig, and still continues with un diminishei force. It is estimated that the discharge is at least sixty hogsheads per minute ! The water fs Cold and ve ry clear We learn that the well has been dug »nd used for inafiy years. To enable ourselves to judge something of the projectile' force of the Water, it is said that good sized stones thrown into the well are quickly ejected. The redun dancy of water, overflowing the adjoining land, is doing much damage to the lands in the vicinity. —Noncalk (Ohio)Expos itor, 3d July. Coffee Electricity —Although it is not quite new, it is not generally known that a man may be literally and truly elec trified with newly ground coffee. The manner of doing so was exhibited to the writer of this a few days ago, at a shop in Newton. A largecoffee mill driven by a steam engine, was grinding coffee into i huge barrel—in a barrel stood a copper scoop, direcily under the fall of the fresh ground coffee. An iron rod being held within an inch or so of the copper scoop an instantaneous flash of lightning, or stream of electric fluid, was attracted by the iron. 'Pile same result followed when the finger was employed instead of the rod, and a slight shock, like the puncture of a pin, was quite perceptible By a rude contrivance, a shock was also communicated from the ground coffee to the tail of a cat, when off scampered the bewildered animal in a state of the most earnest astonishment. Altogether the matter is curious and not beneath the at tention of the philosopher. Can there be electricity in flour, oatmeal, or snuff ? These are exposed to friction as well as coffee ; end a test which proves the one to be genuine, or the reverse may be use ful with regard to the other two. Valuable and Heavy Consignment. —A merchant in Booneville, Mo., writes to a friend as follows : I have shipped to your address nearly all the Missouri bottoms, fields, crops, gardens, houses, stores, warehouses, poods iVirnitnrp fences, cattle, sheeD. hogs, and almost every surplus article of value. I make yon this valuable ship ment without requiring an advance, and and desire you to sell “to arrive” or “ afloat, ” and forward me sales and pro ceeds. with as little delay as possible- A pioneer gone. —The Cincinnati Gazette says:—“ The early settlers are fast passing away! Joseph Williams, brother to the late Ellmore Williams, died on his farm, aged 84, on Sunday.— He laid the first brick in Cincinatti! For the last thirty six years he has resided on his farm, in Mill creek, where he died, as he had lived,at peace with man and God.” Nine hundred and eleven 1 Young Hickory Clubs’ have been formed in Pennsylvania, and seven hundred and thirteen in Ohio, since the nomination of Polk and Dallas. ‘ Beautiful young Indies’ are making whig speeches in new York state. (Whig paper.) Beautiful democratic young ladies are spinning and weaving, knitting and sew ing, making butter and cheese, and atten ding to their own business generally, while the matrons are nursing the ‘little ones here in the ‘Suckerstate.’ —(Spring- field ( III.) Times. ‘Young Hickory’ is so true in heart and smooth in bark that the coons can neither know nor clinch him; and all they can do is to sit tinder the wide spreading branches of his fresh and grow ing popularity, and grin With all their ug ly might. What say you 7--Shall British do minion and influence extend over Texas and Oregon, or shall it not? what say you 7 This is one of the questions to be decided by the election of Henry Clay or James K. Polk t ’hoose ye, then, luifore it is too late. Choose between your coun try and England—between republican ism and aristocracy. 'Fake the ‘ second sober thought,’ and then decide. Amer ica or England, which T—Neic York Plebeian. “ Manners make the man” says Count D’Orsay. “I never judge from man ners” says Lord Byron, “ for I once had mv pockets picked by the civilist gentle man I ever met with ; and one Os the mil dest persons I ever saw was All Pacha” Mr. McDuffie’s health. —We re gret to learn from a publication in the Edgefield Advertiser, that the health of Mr. McDuffie is such, that his Physicians have enjoined him to be quiet arid tran quil, and to aVoid all exertion and excite ment. In consequence of this announce ment, the Barbecue contemplated to take place in Edgefield district on Saturday last, has been postponed to a day hereaf ter to be named KEADt READD HEAD I It IMPORTANT LETTER ON THE TF.XAS CAUESTION BY A DISTINGUISHED ABOLITIONIST. copy from the Palladium, an in fluential whig print published at New Haven, Conn., the following letter from Mr. Burchard, a prominent abolitionist of Hamilton county New York. It would be doing injustice to Mr. Clay, and to our humble self, to say that we believe him to be an abolitionist, but we do say, and believe, that if Texas is rejected, that the smith is delivered over, bound hand and foot to these blood thirsty fanatics.— This letter proves H. Mr. Clay is com mitted against the annexation forever. We ask a candid perusal for this letter front' Whrgs and democrats. The very same reasons that induce the abolitionists to oppose the admission ol Texas, should make the south support it as o’ne man : Gentlemen :—1 send you the enclosed letter of Mr. Burchard to abolitionists, with the request, that if it seemeth good in your eyes, it may be printed in the Palladium. Reasons such ns it contains, have already influenced mid determined me to vole for Henry Clay, aud it is jios sible that they may have the same effect upon others if spread abroad before the eyes of the community at large. New Haven, July 15,1844. K. From the Hamilton New York Mitiboy, July 2. ABOLITIONISTS OF MADISON COUNTY I We copy the following able and con vincing letter of Mr. Charles Burchard, from the last number of the Hamilton Palladium, and recommend it to the can did perusal of all anti-slavery men. Mr. B. is known to the people of this county, as a highly intelligent and honest man, and his letter deserves a careful consider ation. We understand that Mr. Gcrrit Smith, in his speech in this town last Sunday, pronounced it the ablest argu ment that he had ever seen oh that side of the question. We fully concur in this opinion. But we will not keep the read er from the letter; here it is ; Read it! HAMILTON, June 26, 1844. Messrs. Editors .-—Having, after ma ture reflection, arrived at th* conclusion that it is my duty to cast my vote for Henry Clay at the next Presidential elec tion, I deem it due to the friends with whom I have acted in the Liberty party, and who have been pleased to honor me with a public mark of their confidence, frankly to state the reasons which have brought ine to this conclusion. It is un necessary to premise that the contest lies wholly between Mr. Clay and Mr. Polk. None are so sanguine as to expect that Mr. Birney will carry a single state, or even that he can concentrate the present strength of the Liberty party. Henry Clay or James K. Polk will be next President of these United States. This is morally certain. What then is the great issue to be decided by the contest 7 To my mind it is clearly and indubita bly this : Whether Texas as she is, with tier slavery and her debts, is to be immediately annexed to this Union, or not ? In other words, whether slavery in this country is to be placed, humanly speaking, hopelessly beyond the reach of anti-slavery efforts, and forever or inde finitely perpetuated, or to be left as it is, exposed to the opposing influences which are now so actively and powerfully at work in hastening its overthrow. I say, this, to my mind, is the great issue — There are other issues which are in them selves important to the best interests of the country, vizi Whether the tariff or anti-tariff |olicy is to prevail—whether we are to have a sound and uniform or an uncertain and fluctuating currency, dec. but they all, in my humble opinion, sink into insignificance compared with the Texas question. That I do not mistake or over rate the issue, I am con vinced from a serious consideration of the declared opinions of the opposing candidates and the special reason of Mr. Polk’s nomination. Mr Polk has declared himself unequi vocally and unconditionally for irti mediate annexation. He is understood to have cordially approved of the Tyler and Calhoun Treuty, the disgrace of our country, and the scoru of the world; No one who has considered the history of the late Democratic nominating conven tion, can for a moment doubt that its de cision turned upon this very question of immediate annexauon. No candid man of that party will deny this. The south ern democrats made this a test question. They were resolved to have no man who did not go for immediate annexation.— Mr. Van duren’s adverse letter (the ablest and best document which ever came from his pen) sealed his door. The northern democrats strangely yielded, and yielded on this very ground. It is asserted, and not denied, that they held a consultation as to their acquiescence in Polk’s nomi nation, and in view of an anticipated pop ularity of the annexation scheme, which ttiight carry him in; notwithstanding the contemptible feebleness of his personal claims, they sacrificed their veteran and cherished favorite Upon the altar of Tex as, war and perpetual slavery I Mr Polk VOL. ll—-NO 13. b the candidate emphatically of the im mediate and unconditional annexation ists ; and if elected by the people of these United States, ho would regard the re sult as an endorsement of his avowed opinions on this subject and one of the first acts of his administration would be a determined movement to consum mate this most nefarious which would inevitably involve us in war with Mexico , and perhaps with England, and place, as I have already said, the institution of slavery >n a position to defy the efforts of its enemies to over throw it for generations ta come. What now is the position of Henry Clay on this question 7 His noble and statesman-like letter leave ns in no doubt. That lettler, however it may have been received in the south, is regarded as en tirety satisfactory to the North. The strongest abolitionists can find no fault with it. I confess, my friends, when I read that letter, so decided, clear, able and satisfactory, breathing such a spirit of lofty and disinterested patriotism, gen erously and impartially regarding the best interests of every section of our country, I must say I consider it a mantle largo enough to cover a multitude of sins.— Whatever faults belong to Henry Clay, open hearted honesty has not been de nied him by his bitterest enemies, who knew him or had any honesty themselves. I do not therefore have any fears of Mr. Clay on the Texas question. The noble sentiments of his letter will govern him in this matter, and that villainous scheme of the advocates of perpetual slavery, and swindling speculators and land script owners, to hang around the neck of this nation, the slaveholding, insolvent, Bo tany Bay of the American Continent, can find no favor while he stands at the helm of this Government. Here, then, I re peat is the issue before the American people : Polk, Texas, War and per petual slavery, or Henry Clay, no Tex as, no War, and slavery (at the worst) left as it is. However others may feel, I confess ns an honest abolitionist, and a sincere lov er of his country, and an ardent friend to the union of these states, I cannot hesi tate as to my duty at the next election. I dare not, by any act of mine, multiply the chances of Polk’s election, and the consequent catastrophe of annexation and war. To throw my vote for Mr. Birney, would, in my candid opinion, under existing circumstances, be doing thb : and I feel unwilling to share in the responsibility of such a disastrous result. This, then, is my position. But Mr. Clay is a slaveholder, and how, it is said, can a true abolitionist con sistently vote for him 7 I have well con sidered this objection, and am convin ced that it is not valid in the present at titude of political affairs. That Mr. Clay holds slaves is a thing which I sincerely lament. It constitutes a strong personal objection to the man. But Ido not vote for the man merely, when I exercise my elective franchise. I look at the issue— at the great principles iuvolved in the contest, and when, as in the present case, I believe that a slaveholder will do anti slavery work, or rather, that he will pre vent the consummniion of a great pro slavery scheme, while his opponent is committed to its determined prosecution, 1 act in the strictest consistency with my anti-slavery principles in giving him my vote for that special reason. As an aboli tionist, I feel bound to make every act of my life tell in opposition to the foul sys tem of American slavery. lam no theo rist, but a plain man, accustomed to look at things in a practical light. A man is not to be held as endorsing all the opin ions and practices of a man for whom he votes. He must decide in view of the circumstances how he can do the most good by his vote. I have tried to act up on the principle to do all the good, and prevent all the evil I could in this world, and shall continue to do so while I live in it. This principle lam bound to car ry to the polls as Well as every where else. If slavery or anti-slavery was to b* the direct predominant, and absorbing is sue in the political contest, the success of one candidate being the overthrow, and of the other, the consolidation of the system, then indeed it would be grossly and shamefully inconsistent for a profes sed abolitionists, for any reason, to vote for the pro-slavery candidate. But when the existence and non-existertce of slave ry is not the direct issue, but another question which has a most important bearing upon the prospective destiny of this institution in our country, then the consistent abolitionist must make his elec tion in view ol the real issue, and contribute to the succes of that candidate who will make the most favorable disposition of the great question. Ido no more endorse, or in the least countenance, Mr. Clay’s slave holding when I vote for him, for the rea sons above stated, than I should endorse or countenance Mr Birney’s or Mr. Smith’s sentiments and practices, on the subject of religion* by voting for them be cause they are abolitionists. But am I acting out the reprobated doctrine of choosing the least of two evils, and not on the safe principle of choosing neith er 1 1 think not. I choose a positive good in this case; and more, I choose the greates* possible good within my reach.