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Ido what in me lies, to avert a very <r:rnt and threatening evil in the only way in whicli my effort can he effective. If we should wait until we found a can didate entirely unexceptionable in every respect, before casting our vote for him, through fear of endorsing what is wrong, it would be exceedingly rare in this im perfect state that we should feel it our duty logo to the pel Is at all. We should virtually disfranchise ourselves. Cut Mr. Clay, slaveholder as he is has given abundant evidence through a long life, by many public declarations and nets, that he is at least no friend to slave ry, and would take earnestly hold o (any scheme which he should see to be practi cable for its removal. lam not without hope of yet seeing him before he dies, an ardent advocate of universal emancipa tion. 1 am aware he is opposed to the present abolition movements, and 1 am sorry for it; but he is honestly opposed to us and I think when he comes better to understand the views and purposes of the great body of anti-slavery men at the north, he will think better of us, and sympathise m our feelings and doings against slavery. But it is asked again, how can a Christian vote for a mail so morally corrupt as Henry Clay ? I put but littleconlidencein the representations of a mail's character by exasperated poli tical opponents, whose interest it is to magnify his defects, and hide his excel lencies. That Henry Ciay in years past has beeu deeply effected with ihe fash ionable vices of the society where he has lived is probably but too true, and if he suffers for them now it is but a just retriUition, of which be has no right to complain ; but that Mr. Clay’s character is now and has been for years as good as that of most of our public men who are not professing Christians, Ido hon estly believe ; and when 1 hear such pure and spotless men as John Quincy Adams and Theodore Freliughuysen, who have for years been in habits of the closest po litical and social intimacy with him, speak of him as a patriot and as a man iu the most eulogistic strains, I cannot be made to believe by the exaggerated re presentations of bis political enemies, that he is so very corrupt. It does not stand to reason, it is a moral inconsistency which cannot Ixj believed. These re presentations are all made for political effect, and not from tiny regard to the public morals. Mr. ('lay has never been intemperate, I am assured on the best authority : and in all bis relations as a citizen, husband and lather, be is unex ceptionable and exemplary. Asa mas ter he is proverbially kind and indulgent. Unless weaclupon the principles that we will vote for no ruai: who is not achristian, it is not easy to draw the line delining the extent of moral qualification which ] ought to satisfy our conscience. It is clear, however, the Christian’s duty, is to withhold his vote from every man ob viously wanting in moral integrity and voluntarily addicted to vice. To put Mr. Clay in this class, would, I have no doubt, be a foul slander. In the coming contest, however, tfie great issue which l think 1 have fairly stated, sinks the re spective candidates as individuals very much out of the way. They are to be regarded rather as the exponents of two widely different and adverse policies.— If one succeeds, we are to have a slave holding nation whose inhabitants rebelled from their rightful government, and con quered a free country, and cursed its vir gin soil by planting upon it the foulest system of oppression ou which the sun ever shone, yoked to the car of our des tiny ; by which act we shall plunge into a bloody war, saddled with a delt of un counted millions—the organic law of our glorious constitution destroyed—the po litical relations between the north and south changed—the demon of slavery placed upon a throne ‘high and lifted up,’ where he can laugh to scorn our puny efforts to dethrone him ; and our country made a hissing and by word throughout the civilized world. And all this to please the unblushing advocates of per petual slavery, and a set of unprincipled and selfish speculators in Texas land script. The notion of the southern an nexationist is open and avowed. It is to extend and secure the pecular institution. The correspondence connected with the late treaty negotiations shows this be yond contradiction. This view of the question cannot be blinded. If the other succeeds, then all the evils we have enumerated will be averted.— We shall have no Texas, no war, no change in the constitution, no national disgrace, and the peculiar institution in our country left as it is, to stand or fall upon the -territory it has already cursed and withered and exhausted of life, sub ject to the influences which are now suc cessfully assailing it. What hater of slavery—what lover of his country can hesitate as to the course of duty in this crisis ? Thus I have imperfectly set forth my views of personal duty in the approach ing canvass. I felt it due to friends with whom I have politically acted for same time past to be thus frank, that they might understand and appreciate my mo tives. I wish to act openly and honest ly in all that I do, and refrain from every tliing which 1 should feet ashamed to be proclaimed from the house-tops. A great and fearful crisis, in my opinion, presses upon this nation. I wish so to discharge TnV duty in reference to it as to preserve a conscience void of offence towards Gcd mid man. CHARLES PURCIIARD. An explosion coming. —The Boston Post says- —“ We undestand that the ar ticles which appeared in the Madisonian, reflecting upon the character of 11. nry Olay, and were published while Mr. Webster was vSecrctary of State, anony nv.nsly. are to appear again, shortly, with the author’s name attached, viz/ Daniil Wr-vs-nlK.'" ‘•Our Country.” The follow itig beautiful apostrophe to “ Our Country,” is the conclusion of .an article in. the Southern Quarterly Re view, on the characteristics of American ! and English statesmen : And oh f our country, there was a i Power—a Power from on high, that ner ved thee in the dread hour of contest and revolution. It will shield thee yet ;it will be present to preserve thee inviolate, amid the dangers which so thick! v sur -1 round. May thy Temple be preserved i from the unholy footstejis of the dema gogue,—from the scourge of ambition, tlie desolation of party ; may the fires upon thine altars be re-lit. and bum with a purer and a steadier lustre, —consu-- ming, purifying &. sending up to heaven alone, the incense of love uud devotion. May the priest, as he enters to officiate in thy rites put off his shoes and uncover his head, and be conscious that it is upon consecrated ground he stands; may he feel and realize to the full extent, that he is a ‘minister of God for good,’* and that iiis every action is regarded. Arnid am bition’s airy but desolating schemes, — amid its plots and its devices, —its rest lessness and its recklessness, —its blind ness and its impiety ; amid the triumphs of faction, the shouts of victors, the des peration of the vanquished ; amid the do minion of passion, immorality and vice, with a party for Cmsar, and a party for Pompey, and a party for Crassus, but no party claiming for Koine ; —may there be found a redeeming spirit to disenthral and regenerate, —to breath upon thy es cutheoo, —to cleanse thy leprosy,—lo re suscitate and bring thee forth altogether lovely,—to elevate thee to that nitche in the world’s great theatre, the wonder and admiration of mankind ; one prayer for thy existence and glory—one blessing upon those who have been faithful—one giooniy tempest about the heads of thy betrayers. And, to you, spirits of our fathers, would our thoughts ascend, —to you, who nurtured and guarded the infant days of Liberty, and tenderly watched her first essays at flight,—to you noble ones, who resisted bondage, friumphed over power, and broke its cliains-we a degenerate progeny, look up, and, like the man of Athens, would rouse ourselves and countrymen by the recollections of brighter days. Be present, high and ex alted examples of patriotic virtue, —be present, melancholy names of those who sealed with their blood the compact of our freedom, —be present, ye of every country and age and clune, who have loved liberty and hated tyrants,—be pres ent, that we may be cheered, in these our days of direst need, by your ever glori ous example. And Thou, the great Ru ler of the universe, in whose hands the ‘ nations are,’ hear us when we deprecate ! thy gathering wrath, and invoke thy bles- ! sings* upon our country. Strengthen— sustain ; bless the true, nerve the patriot, arm the statesman, overwhelm with con fusion the crafty and corrupt,-and, if there be no impiety in the prayer a great states man uttered,' —if it be necessary, ‘ and there remains a thunderbolt, Jet it de scend on the head of him who would ride to glory over the ruins of his coun try.” ’Romans xiii. 4. F'rom the P&ttnhnrgh (Va.) Republican Letter from itfr C alhoun We have considered it unnecessary to ; say any thing in vindication of this pure Patriot mid eminent Statesman from the ! charges so falsely broughtup against him j by Wing newspapers and stump orators, that tie is disaffected to the Union. His own spotless character, his entire history contradicted it. But at the request, not of Democrats, but of some Whigs, who in their political indifference, do not for get all truth and decency, we ventured, though but slightly acquainted with Mr. Calhoun, to represent to him the calum nies which were circulated concerning him. In reply we had the honor to re ceive the following truly eloquent letter. “ State Department, ( Ist August, 1844. ) Sir—l duly estimate your motives for giving me the information you have, but the charge of being unfriendly to the Union is utterly unfounded, and so ob viously for mere electioneering purposes that i cannot think it worthy of serious refutation on my part. The whole ten or of my long public life contradicts it, and every friend and acquaintance 1 have, knows it to be false. My life has l»een devoted to the service of the Union, and the constant and highest object of my ambition has been to preserve and perpetuate it, with our free, popular, fed eral system of Government. But according to my opinion, justice, equity, and a strict adherence to the con stitution are the basis of our Union, and they who most firmly maintain them, are its best and truest friends, nnd not those who most vociferously cry out dis union and at the same time embrace those, who openly avow their opposition to the Union, but push with all their zeal, measures, which they know will, if suc cessful, end in its destruction. With great respect, vVc. &c. etc., J. C. CALHOUN. T. C. Reynolds, Esq. Indiana. Extract of a letter, dated Carlisle, (la.) July 15. “ Polk, Dallas, nud Texas go it iu this region with a perlect rush. Every old Jackson democrat in Indiana that was decoyed olffrom his party in ’4O, is re turning to the standard of Polk and Tex as. You well recollect how Old Hick ory used to sweep the state. So will Young Hickory sweep it. You must j recollect Mr. Clay never did get the vote jof Indiana, and he never will. The i whigs are very much chopiallen ; their countenances are elongated very much after the fashion of a motherless colt that has been fed on buckwheat straw during bad fiteather.”— Spectator, Jl. JOHNSTON, EMTftB. “ Xut ihegl&ry of Ctioczr, but the welfare of Home." MACON, WEDXESOAY, August 11, 1811. FOk PRESIDENT, JAMES K. I’OLK, Os Tennessee. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, GBOKGS M. DALLAS, Os Pennsylvania. DEMOCRATIC ELECTORAL TICKET For the State at Large. ALFRED IVERSON, of Muscogee. CHARLES J. MCDONALD, of Cobb. For the District*. Ist dist. ROUT M. CHARLTON, of Chatham. 2nd “ BARZILLA! GRAVES, of Stewart. 3d 11 GEORGE \V. TOWNS, of Talbot. 4th “ WILLIAM F. SAMFORD, of Meriwether. sth “ CHARLES MURPHY, of Cass. 6th “ WM. R WOFFORD, of Hatersliam. 7th “ HEUSCHELL V. JOHNSON, of Baldwin. Bth “ ELI H. BAXTER, of H#Orock. ’ihe office of the “American Democrat” has been removed lo the Second Story of the Building on Mul berry Street, formerly occupied by ihe Branch of the Bank of Darien. It is now easy of access, and well supplied with Job- Type of every description. — Bills, pamphlets, and all kinds of Job work will be done at the lowest prices on SHORT NOTICE. A portion of the patronage of our friends and the public is respectfully solicited. T. S. Reynolds. Mr. Ross* cummilnic.'U if >n was unavoiJaliljf crowd —l out to-day, it will appear in our next. OL’lt MEETINGS. The Democracy of the city and comi ty deserve great credit for the spirit with which they have entered the present can vass Our Democratic Hall whenever opened is filled by our friends who evince by their spirit and zeal a determination to do their duty in the approaching strug gle—this is right—and we honor them for their anxious and untiring efforts in the good cause in which we are mutually engaged. The association was address ed on Saturday evening last by R. M. Johnston, Esq. of Hancock, and F. Hill, Elsq. of this county, in speeches replete with elonuetice sound roaorailn ff and r>a triotic fervor, which reflected much cred it on these young champions of Democ racy. On Monday evening the associa tion was addressed by Mr. Whitfield of Hawkinsville in an argumentative and able speech which was well received by the numerous audience present. Keep the fire up and let the people have a plain unvarnished history of the issues belore them, and the sun of Democracy will shine on every battle field. <Hir Convent ioia at Ylacon, Thursday } . Sir trust 22, 1844. It is at hand. The opponents of a Dank and Tariff, the friends of the im mediate annexation of Texas—those in favor of a strict construction of the Con stitution and opposed to the abrogation of the veto power—the States right men of-98 and -32, in the several coun ties of the State with their public speak ers—and all the friends of our glorious Constitution and union—of Texas—Polk —Dallas and Democracy are each and all SPECIALLY AND PARTICULARLY in vited and requested to join their Repub lican brethren at Macon, on Thursday, the 22d inst. Let the young men of the party, those who are about to exercise lor the first time the high privilege of an American citizen come—let those in the middle and prime of life come—let the old and experienced men of the party, those who have in many a well fought field in days gone by bom aloft in tri umph the glorious ensign of Democracy come. Let all come, and let the states man and patriot, the brave and highmind ed as he exults in the glorious prospect of the scene around him be encouraged by the presence and animated by the smiles of the bright and lovely as well as by the patriotic of the land—let all come. Let Georgia rouse herself as of old and show her Republican sisters that she con temns the federal doctrines of Henry Clay as much in 1844 as she did in the days of the coalition during the adminis tration of Adams in 1824. We are hap py to announce to our friends that some of the most distinguished orators of this and the adjoining states have been invi ted to join us on that occasion and ad dress the multitude. Many of them have already signified their intention to attend ! —and great will lie their attraction. The accounts of preparations we have already received from different sections of the [ state convince us that the gathering will probably surpass any thing of the kind ! heretofore witnessed in Georgia—and ! we again in the name of the Democracy j of the city of Macon and county of Bibb specially and particularly, and hereby cordially invite and request' our friends to come forward and join us in the gcae ral congratulations nyd joys of our great Democratic festival at Macon. HUUCHAIID'S LETTER ON Ollt FIRST PAGE We invoke the attention of every true hearted Southerner to this important de volopement of the designs of the aboli tion, or liberty party, as they style them selves, by a prominent member of that, precious fraternity. Mr. B. says “no matter how it may have been received in the South, Mr. Clay’s letter is regarded as entirely satisfactory to the North.— The strongest abolitionist can find no fault with it.” Ipanothei place. “To my friend, it (the question) is clearly and in dubitably this: Whether Texas, as she is, with her slavery and her debts, is to be immediately annexed to this Union or not ? In other words, whether slave ry in this country is to be placed, hu manely speaking, hopelessly beyond the reach of anti-slavery efforts, and forever or indefinitely perpetuated, or to be left as it is, exposed to the opposing influen ces which are now so actively and pow erfully at work, hastening its overthrow. We are informed that the Whigs intend to evade the force of this letter by denoun' cing it as a forgery. We have preserved the whig paper in which it was publish ed, and intend to do so carefully for ref erence at any moment. Are Southern men so infatuated as to oppose annexation or to support those who are pledged against it now and forever ? THANKS TO THE LADIES. We understand that a large portion of the “ last best gift of God to man,” the ladies from this and the adjoining coun ties intend honoring with their presence our great Democratic festival on the 22d inst. Let them come, and participate in the great intellectual treat of that joyous day. Let the patriotism of the fathers and sons of the state as they gather on that day to renew their vows to freedom and their country, be equalled only by the charms and smiles of the mothers and daughters, the fair and lovely of the land then assembled ; and let the inspiring in fluence of beauty, the charms of elo quence, and the fervor of patriotism, ns they mingle together on that day, send forth an influence that will redeem the state from the pollution of federalism, nnd place her on that elevated ground for which God and her destiny intended her. HARRIS ( OUNTY. From the letter of our correspondent it will be seen that our friends are in high spirits in that county as wel as in other parts of the district, and we have no doubt, judging from the indications which we every day see and the state ments of well informed men, that Col. Chappell, the anti-tariff, annexation can didate will tut be slayed this time, even though he be hunted to the very “altars of Democracy.” MEETING A I* AfGUSTA. A glorious rally of the Democracy of the Bth Congressional district, and their friends in the neighboring districts in South Carolina, was held at Augusta on Tuesday the Sth inst. The meeting was large and enthusiastic, and augurs well for the success of our principles in that quarter. It was addressed by seve ral distinguished gentlemen of this state; and by Pickens, Elmore, Bellinger and others from South Carolina. We con gratulate our Democratic friends in the Bth district, nnd bid them God speed in theirnobleeffortstoadvancethegoodcause NOMINEE IN THE 81*11 DISTRICT. It will be seen that the convention which assembled at Augusta on Monday, the sth inst., has, by a unanimous vote, selected lion. Edward J. Black of Scriven as the Democratic candidate for Congress in that District. This nomina tion is a good one. Mr. B. will bear himself well in the coming contest—and although that district was gerrymandered to suit the whigs, Mr. Toombs will have his hands full between (his and October —and unless we are greatly mistaken in the spirit of the people of that district Mr. T. may yet find himself bereft, when the election is over, of every other laurel but his celebrated New York speccli in which he openly avows the damnable doctrine that protection should be given only to the industry of the free white la borer. Large as the whig majority is in that district, we don’t believe that they will subscribe to such sentiments by elec ting Mr. Toombs. Mr. ( lay's op imm of the constitutionality ol a United Slates Bank in 1811. “ WE ARE NOT EMPOWERED BY THE CONSTITUTION Vor BOUND BY ANY PRACTICE UN DER IT, to renevj the charter of the bank. “To legislate upon the ground merely that our predecessors thought themselves authorized, under similar cir- CTtmsfcmces to legislate, is TO SJINC TIFY ERROR AND PERPETUATE USURPATION.” “ Such a vast por tion ol the circulating medium of the countrv in the hands of any corpora tion, will be DANGEROUS TO OUR LIBERTIES.” So m after making this unanswerable argument, he was elected bank Att’ry, and received a large salary lor his ser vices. Mr. Clay was never known there after to utter a word against it, hut has always been its fast friend ever since. Was it the large retaining fee given him by the bank, which so suddenly enligh tened him, as tofts “expediency” and con stitutionality ? THE PALMETTO CITY IS MOVING, We take the subjoined proceedings of a meeting of the Democracy of Charles ton from the Mercury of Saturdaj' last, from which it will be seen that the noble and high-souled Democracy of Charles ton intend joining us by hundreds on the occasion of our great Democratic festival on the 22d. 1. Resolved, That the resolution to at tend a Mass Meeting of the Democrncy of Georgia at Macon, be accepted by the Young Men’s Democratic Association, and that the Democrats of the city gen erally, be requested to join in the accept ance of the invitation. 2. Resolved, That all of us who can, will attend, and that one and all we will endeavor to procure as numerous a del egation as possible to join our brother Democrats of Georgia on the designated occasion. 3. Resolved, That a Committee of 20 be appointed to make the neccessary ar rangements for our attendance. 4. Resolved, That the Committee of Arrangements he directed to invite the Democratic Delegation to the Macon Meeting from Richmond and the adja cent counties of Georgia to pass through Charleston on thoir way to Macon. Under the third resolution, the Chair appointed the following gentlemen the Committee of Arrangements, viz:—John Cheesborough, John F. Gordon, Win. Alston Pringle, M. C.Strobe!, G. N. Key nolds,Jr., Win. A. King, A. O. Andrews, Alfred Prince, S. Y. Tapper, W. L. Cleveland, F. C. Mathiessen, George Kerr, J. C. Walker, Charles Clapp, Peter B. Lalane, James H. Dingle, M. Roddy, Jr., B. P. Colburn, J. 11. Ferguson, W. A. Hayne. The following Gentlemen were then unanimously elected honorary members of the Association. The Hon. A. 11. Chappel, TTon. J. C. Alford, Hon. Edward J. Black, Col. 11. Y. Johnson, Dr. J. G. McWhorter, Sol omon Cohen, and James Gardner, Esq. The Meeting then adjourned. W. D. PORTER, President. W. G. Desaussure, i o . • , ... ’ > Secretaries. A. V . D awsom, C3? The Savannah Georgian of the lUlh inst. says: “The rates to Macon on the Central Rail Road, for delegates to the iVlass Con vention, on the 22d inst will be as fol lows : From Savannah and all points on the road, up to the 50 mile station : s*2 00 From the 50 mile station to the 1 IB 1 50 From the 110 to the 150 :::::: 100 From the 150 to Macon :::::: 50 In returning the same rates will be charged. Delegates to the Macon Convention from St. Marys, Brunswick mid Darien, will be conveyed to Savannah and back, for the price of a single passage, or one way, in the St. Matthews. WHIG INTOLERANCE. The Jonesboro’ (Tennessee) Whig, edited by a delegate to the Whig Nation al Convention at Baltimore, Parson Browklow, contains the following edi torial remarks : “ Our opinion is that there is to be no peace in this vast coun try ’til the Mormons and Catholics are exterminated.” To show the high opin ion the whigs have of this Rev*, pothouse politician it is only necessary to add that we believe he was among the invited guests to the great Whig Convention re cently held in Madison : if he was not, the Miscellany can correct us. tfjr’ 'The Georgian of Saturday last, says t “ All the Banks in our city yesterday determined to charge 1-2 per cent pre mium for checks on New York, as char ged last week by the Marine & Fire In surance Bank, which course has been a dopted by our Banks owing to the opera tions consequent on the Charleston banks demanding half percent prom.” Hit. CLAY—NORTHERN ALLIES. The following extract we make from the correspondent of the Savannah Geor gian, at Syracuse, New York. The let ter of Burchard, to which allusion is here made, will be found in another col umn of this day’s paper—to which we ask the particular attention of every southern man. Let the people of Geor gia read it, and see what they can expect from the northern allies of Mr. Clay and the whig party. w The shifting scenes of the political •■’Telia, ever cand anon, throw up for spec ulation some new and exciting topic.— The Texas question was the first. After many committals on both sides, the Whigs have determined to make it the "rent point on which the election shall hinge. It made quite a scrambling among the various political forces, and almost, if not rfnite, succeeded in aceom-' phshir.g the design—securing the AbcJi-- lienists. This has indeed injured us be cause theßiruey men seize upon the oc - casion to show their old devotion to* Whiggery, and ally themselves to the' Clay cause, (vide Burchard’s letter.) i a this way they endeavor to make Texas and Abolitionism questions before the Northern People. At their Convention here, at which they assembled some 800 ff or 9000, I saw upon the stage a large ban ner, on which was painted a negrofehain ed heavily, with no clothing on, and over him the words “am I not a man and a brother ?” This was the representative of the Texas question. Side hy side with this was a full length portrait of Clay—and directly beneath was ex-Gov. Seward making an abolition speech, and a very warm one too. So you see, the dou blefaced dealing extends irom one end of the party to the other, and throughout the whole length nnd breadth of their policy. It is man worship, not principles, for they admit of no such hypocrisy.” THE WEEKLY GEORGIAN. “Clubs of ten will be supplied wilh 10 copies of the Weekly Georgian, with 28 columns of matter, from the Ist of August to Ist of November next* (or five dollars being 50 cents each for three months. ’ Where not convenient to make up ten names, four copia will be fui \v«idol fur two dollars, free of postage to the pub lisher, in all cases.” We would be happy to send the names of scuh of our friends in the' up coun try, who maybe desirous of taking an able commercial, as well as Democratic pa per, from our principal seaport, to the Office of the “ Georgian.” It is one of the very ablest democratic Journals at the south, as well as in Georgia, and wc would most willingly lend our aid to its wider circulation in the interior. NORTH CAROLINA ELECTIONS. The returns from North Carolina come in slowly. The counties already heard from show a Democratic gain in the pop ular vote tdnee 1842. We have never claimed North Carolina at this election, but from the signs of the times there it will not surprise us to see her alligning herself with her Democratic sisters iu November. Our friends have lost some members in the Legislature by not run ning full tickets in every county —and the whigs will probably have 10 or 15 on joint ballot. Graham (whig) is prob ably elected Governor by a dimished ma jority over Hoke (Democrat.) But Polk cart beat Clay easy enough without North Carolina, and now that the federal whigs are preparing their friends for a possible defeat in Kentucky, the very citadel of whiggery in 1840, we are entirely satis fied with our prospects in North Carolina —and if we cannot carry these states now, we are cheered and encouraged by seeing our friends reduce a majority of some 35 to 40,000 to a mere handful. ALABAMA- Wo have received the returns from a few counties in this Gibralter of domocra cy, which show a democratic gain of some 1,000 votes. Wc will have the state by at least 10,000 majority—now, and 20,000 in November. ALL lIAIL MOBILE, Young Hickory, Dallas .and Texas, have carried every thing before them in that strong hold of whiggery by a large majority. They havealsocarriedßarbour and Clark counties by increased' majori ties. AH hail to the democracy of Ala bama—“order reigns in Warsaw.” The Young giant of the Gulph, although yet in his cradle, has strangled the hydra headed monster of’whiggery, and rebuk ed most signally the fawning advocates of British domination throughout her borders. All hail—alljiail again to Ala bama. v THE FORSYTH MELTING. From the Messenger’s account of the meeting at Forsyth last week, one unac quainted with the parties who addressed if, would suppose that the whig champ ion, Mr. Stephens, demolished his op ponents entirely; and that' Mr. S. was not only a great man in Georgia, but one of the master spirits, and leading intelli gences of the age. The whigs are so much in the habit of puffing, hy a kind of hot house system,, ordinary tenth, rate lawyers into great statesmen and orators, that we feel very little disposition to join issue with them, and seldom notice what they say in th~ way, consoling ourself hy one of /F^P 8 profound reflections, that when certain animals are inflated to the size a they invariably explode. Extract of a letter to die editor, dated Jacksonboi**) tSe.’iveil county, } August 12, 1844. ) “ The democracy of old Scriven will be represented in ti e great Mass Con vention at Macon on the 22d. We will send lOflor loftof the hardy yeomauary of this county, to show you that all is well here, and that the party will support the nomination of James K- lolk an George M, Dallas, as the standard bearers of democracy with great enthusiasm. Scrivcn will give a good account of her