IA COW GEORGIA TEEEGRAP
MR. VAN BUREN.
The (.lobe ol the 20ih contains a corrcspon
ilcncr between Hon. Sherrod -Williams of Ken
tucky, and Mr. Van Bureu, in which the subjoin-
nigs for the welfare and prosperity of the citizens
know of- n diminution, generally frotn this cause,
which, 1 trust, will be a sutticicnt apology, in attempt
ing, so far as in me lay, to avert the storm now gather
ing, which in its consequences will. in my humble opn.
ed queries are addressed to the latter by the for- T’/ notav ® rte , d * bc UJOre d «trucuve to
.. „ _ u ° ,allLr U J llle ,or of Macon and a large portion ol oar now
Tlntrstlmj, September 1, 1836.
.dominations of tlic Union Party.
ron PRESIDENT OF TUB UNITED STATES,
JIAltTI’Y VAN ISUICEN, of New- York.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT Of THE UMTED STATES
0ICIIARD M. JOHNSON, of Kentucky.
Georgia Union Electoral Ticket
THOMAS F. ANDERSON, of Franklin.
WILLIAM B. BULLOCH, of Chatham.
SAMUEL GROVES,of Mad won.
THOMAS HAYNES, of Baldwin.
REUBEN JORDAN, of Jasper.
WILSON LUMPKIN, o' Clark.
WILLIAM PENTICOST,of Jackson.
THOMAS SPALDING, of McIntosh.
JAMES C. WATSON,of Muscogee.
WILLIAM B. WOFFORD, of Habersham.
THOMAS WOOTTEN, of Wilkes
Georgia Union Congressional Ticket
JOHN COFFEE, of Telfair.
GEORGE W OWENS, of Chatham.
CHARLES E. HAYNES .of Hancock.
SEATON GRANTLAND. of Baldwin.
GEORGE W. B. TOWNS, of Talbot.
JABKZ JACKSON- ofClark
JESSE F. CLEVELAND, of Dekalb.
THOMAS GLASCOCK, of Richmond.
HOPKINS IIOLSEY. of Harris
Bibb Union Ticket.
FOR THE SENATE,
FOR THE HOUSE OF REPKESF.NTATIVKS,
SAMUEL B. HUNTER,
JOHN B. LAMAR.
Houston Union Ticket.
JAMES DEAN. Esq.
FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
JAMES E. DUNCAN.
JNO. A. DUPREE,
JAMES M KELLY
Carroll. Union Ticket.
WILLIAM BEALL, Senate.
JAMES II RODGERS, ) D
ABEL H. HARRISON, i Ke P*-
.. v - — a™.. large portion of our now flourishing
....... r. Van Burcn has been acctt- d of noil county, than that of a tornado, andfor the accomplish-
committalism, of evasion, of equivocation &c. U1 ® IU »f which, 1 hope I may, without giving offence,
Are ar._ 1 . ’ ' point out some of the inconsistencies and iutproprie-
can rcad the numerous intcrro- tie* of the corporated anthoritieii of Macon, o.s well as
gatories that have been addressed to him, and his the suicidal policy of some of he worthy citizens, pn
ansners thereto, and believe these base charges f duced “ uder a somewhat feverish excitemnnt, and con-
| , b | nequently subject to many allowances, bat, unfortuu-
” n,lt has Dcen more open, more frank, more ex-1 ately the result is the same.
plicit. than his opinions on every subject on which * W 'H D0W » 10 h® br *ef, remark that I cannot, from
- - all the facts presented at the first called meeting, and
which I believe was not denied, arrive at but one
however respectable, until South Carolina and Alaba
ma shall bleed and impoverish by Rail Roads, not ou-
ly a large portion of your country, but destroy your
own seaport, (Savannah) and make desolate your
nvii city. (-Macon T) Can it be possible that the citi
zens ol Macon, and more particularly the properly
from the fact of selling in the largest market and
where competition was the greatest. If then, under
these circumstances, he planter finds liis way to your
market from competition alone, suppose you enhrftice v
the facility by roads, equal to turnpike roads if you
please, leading to and from your city, is it not fair to in
ho has been consulted ? Really some other epi
thet thuu non committal must be attached to Mar
tin Van Burcn. The following are the queries
alluded to—and to which masterly aostvers are
returned—which we regret we have not room at
present to publish.
1st. Will you (if elected President of the Unit
ed States,) sign and approve a bill distributing
the surplus revenue of the United States to each
State, according to the federal population of each,
for internal improvements, education, and to
such other objects ns the Legislatures of the seve
ral Statesman see fit to apply the same?
2d. Will you sign and approve a bill disrribut
ing the proceeds of the sa £ of the public lands
to each State, according to the federal pnpulatiou
of each, for the purposes above specified ?
3d. Will you sign and approve bills making
appropri&tious to improve navigable streams
above ports of entry ?
4th. Will you sigu aud approve (if it becomes
necessary to secure and save from depreciation
the revenue aud fiuauces of the nation, aud to af
ford a uniform sound currency to the people of
the United States.) a bill (with proper modifica
tions and restrictions,) charteriug a bank of the
United States ?
United States ?
5th. What is your opinion as to the conslitu
tiuual power of the Senate or House of Repre
sentatives of the Congress of the United States,
to expunge or obliterate from the journals the re
cords and proceedings of a previous session ?
conclusion relative to the official conduct of the corpo
rated authorities towards tiro Monroe Rail Road Com
pany, that of having committed an unwarrantable, an
unjustifiable and unprecedented error. And 1 appre
hend uo one who attended the first called meeting of
the citizens of Macon, by the Mayor, will attempt to
justify that body in their late proceedings. Aud, by
way of illustration, I will ask why was the Rail Road
company allowed to commence and continue for some
six mouths under the eye of, as well the citizens as the
corporated authorities, their embankment and excava
tion upou tiie public domain, unless by the sanction of
your body? Wherefore, if without consent, were they
not rejected instauter t Why (as appears to be the
fact) have put this company in peaceable possession,
with a verbal assurance, that as soon as the necessary
surveys and deeds could be made out, that a grant
should he executed to the company for a certain por
tion o. the public domain, with the right of way. be
holders, cqn feel indifferent at the suicidal policy now fer that the planter would sti I find his way to yom
in successful operation ? a policy without a parallel: market, and that iu proportion as you enhance facility
a rare invention: aperfect nondescript, and carries so in the same proportion you mducethe planter to
upon its every feature murder the most foul! aud of yourmarket? \Veil then, if this reasoning will (told
policy'tire most destructive to your city; and 1 chal-; good, and 1 apprehend it cannot be refitted, we will
lenge the world for a narahel. No act could have I suppose in addition togood roads we will have a rail
been invented, with all tire wisdom of the age and the road, which instead cf one two and three days in tra-.
experience of man, that is so well calculated to elicit veling to market it can be done in as many hours,
support from die citizens of the up country,it the con- won’d not the inducement be still, greater by such fa-
nertion of the Georgia Rail Road with that of 'Vest cilitjes ? Or, contrary to ali usage, to all practice, and
Point. It will operate as a stimulant upon the citi
zens of our sister States upon eitherside of us, and
will be,used for argument iu .he consummation of, at
least, uieir apparent plans, that of dividing the pro
to all experience, is your city to be ruined by the en
hancement of facilities and competition and conse
quently capital, by carrying trade fioiu instead of
bringing it to your city ? If so, allow me to suggest
ing the amount asked and agreed upon, if they did not ; ally, and inquire if it is not the fact, that the late ex-
ducts of Georgia by a connection of the two roads, | for your consideration, (and I mean no disrespect,) the
(gided by the Georgia Company)at West Point, there-j propriety of abolishing the road laws, and instead of
by carrying trade from your city, driving mechanics opening new roads bancade the old ones; ot struct fa-
I'roni employment, revenue from your State, and tie- cilities: drive competition from your city: capital from
cessarily depopulate to some extent, a large portion of
your'uow flourishing country. But I have now done
with t;i3 corporate.! authorities of your city, and in ta
king my leave of thorn, al ow me most respectfully to
ask them to review their late proceedings, and then ask
themselves ns men, and as honorable men. if they
could justify their official conduct in relation to the
Rail Road company, as it is known to the citizens of
Macon in that of auother, and if not, which I appre
hend must bc the response as candid and reflecting
men. do not condemn those who would avert, if pos- j
sible, the evil and save the country. elusive benefit of the ware house merchant. Already
I will now appeal to the citizens of'Macon, gener- I you stand on dangerous around. Do you not behold
your ccuutry; revenue from y»ur State—and levy
taxes upon the planter, the mechanic, e.nd the laboring
class of community ; and drive those who have sought
refuge in your country, and a home in ynurcity from
your doors—no longer allow the generous ?*cot, the
valiant Pole, the gay Monsieur, and tfie warm-hearted
andiudustrious Hibernian to tread upon vour soil, aud
soon, very soon, you may say. with much propriety,
“Macon was.” Again, is it not enough that you are
surrounded by enemies, made so from interest, with
out originating them within your own city, for the ex-
Cp.pi.JllbSIC. i • B L'g&V£SS.
Y iiL"ifhtieragn«.*u;wui ;< cm:,r ue P
truii-act the above biisiicSs in ainis
M various forms at their olit They
"'is® i. c' will, us hitherto. Uiake liberal «tivaf.rt.s
on produce and merrhcufiize in store,
iu io uv . .ppedeither 10 Savannah, Chain atdn, New
York or Liverpool, and will devote the (time perebiia!
and undivided attention to all business entrusted to,
their care, and particularly tu that of selling cotton
from the warehouse or wagons. Having dtspo.-ed if
their warehouse in, l ast Macon, they will in luuue
confine their business'to one house, which they are
enlarging considerably for the storage of Cotton, and
where they wih be nappy to serve those w ho havo
given them their patronage from the t ast side of the
river. Feeling grateful for the liberal patronage here
tofore received, we hope hy a strict attention to busi
ness to merit a continuation of the same.
HAMILTON, HAYS A CO.
Af aeon, 1st September. 1836
Hof) pieces Best I letup Bagging for sale nt market
rates, by , II. H. A. CO.
sept i 62
intend to comply with their verbal official contract ?—
Why have made this promise, and gave tins assurance,
if they required the approbation of the citizens before
they could equitably and legally execute this grant f—
Why not have made this provision in their official ver
bal contract? Why have attempted to du that they
traordinary panic, in opposition to the Rail Road from
entering your city, had uot its orgin or was not con
cocted by the ware house merchants, and through their
influence the compauy ejected, and the resolutions
denouncing Rail Roads'as injurious to your city, pass-
McTntosh as usually represented, and now by their ex-
Senator sowing broadcast, his arithmetical calcula
tions, attempting to prove the impracticability of ruil
roads? Have yon not too, been told from undoubted
authority that the avowed object of the Georgia Rail
Road companv is to connect their road at VV’> st Point
ed, and if so, should they not be held to an account, ' with the Alabama road, thereby Diking from your city
had neither right or power to do ? Wherefore too, j and presented before the world as accessary appar- a large portion of your trade and dividing it out to the
have done that in their ' ' ‘ " ‘ ‘ ‘
ol au individual wi
sidered as morally dishonest? Could it have been j will also ask, although legislating .. ..
possible they had any private pique to gratify, or any , own exclusive interest and emolument, without regard j to the North. What then will be your situation ?—
selfish motive by which they could have' been found j to the great mass of proper y holders iu yourcity, and what the situation of your coiiutry and • mr seaport
capable of reiterating their verba] assurances to this : the general welfare of the country, if they have not (Savannah?) Will vou still sleep as if by some
company who doubtless without design themselves, j shown great want of forecas-t ? This I shall, however, strange fatality, or as if by common consent, until you
was unprepared to look for it in the cilv authorities, j attmupt to prove. ’Tis true they do not require oth- re destined to become a 'rightful wreck of your own
but depending upon their plighted faith, until ill ay | nrsfo think for them, and I frankly confess, so far 1 folly? Again let tne entreat you by the interest you
shall have drawn from the pockets of this company J through life, judging from the ; r ostensible means, are have in your own commerce—by the love of country
A collar almost slinnut ’ ti if „ some thousands of dollars without an equivalent ?—' capable of securing their own interests, and dunking —liy the experience of the age—by your own obser-
. ,, . 1 10 Me8scn S® r goes agin 'phis*, we will not suppose fora moment to have been for themselves, stili I claim the liberly of thought, and vation—by the efforts now making on either side of
p /; w\ ju .7 jy jj j p.
VMT E, the committee appointed to examine the im-
V 7 prevemeuts of the Scholars wlm have been
under the care of Washington H. Brows, through
the term of one course of Lectures on Penmanship,
do certify, that they have made great proficiency hi that
art As such, we recommend the said Brown to the
public as a fine scribe, and hope ho will meet the confi
dence of the people, as he writes various hands, well
calculated to advance the youths of our country in fine
do, neighbor: slip your collar manfully, or don’t run pany by a reference to the by-laws of tliat body, said few reasons for what I conceive wanting in forecast, I haps from your city on either side of you, and for
down your 'fodder.’ j to have'been passed, making their nets out of doors in that ef the opposition to enhancing facilities. And j aught I know, the city baricaded to prevent their en-
„ ; and out of council, nugatory and void ? was it that this first, if the experience of the age proves any thing, it > trance, and then you may soon very soon, be compared
j member was not prepared to face the citizens least of proves that in proportion as you ehance facilities you ; to a ship u >on the breakers or a magazine on fire—
Our young sister ColuodmMon't intend to be beat in their demurrer, and consequently attempt to nullify produce comp tition; competition necessarily produ- | neither of which the bystanders, however anxious to
doing the amiable. If shecan’tbc/frxt in buying, she ‘ his own acts? Or why this attempt to throw off the ces capital, the benefit of which is re. lized by all^ clas-! afford relief, dare approach from the fear of be
moans t'- he fast in biddintr Go-heed • c ' .responsibility created bv that body, upon the slioul-: acs of citizens in proportion to their means. Facili- j coming a sacrifice from tiioom; or receiving a blowup
a puss • compe | ,| crs „f the citizens of Macon, in the doing of which ’ ‘ ' “ 1 " ‘
tition is the soul of business. Hear her organ: i you not only violate the pledge made as an honorable
fluctuation,—in a more healthy condition—with the
lumbus Enq. loth Aug.
under any pretence whatever, os a candidate for re-
The General may save himself the trouble of ma
king any such pledged. It is not the second term that
is in dispnte; let him secure the first: there will be
time enough then to decline for a second term.
We have nothing of interest from Florida.
The Floridinn states, llint the Governor is organ
izing a force to make adesrent upon the Withla-
coorhec, in order to destroy the crops uf the !Se-
minolcs, and heard them in their strong hold.
The arrival of the Tennessee Volunteers is nnx-
iou-ly looked for 1 he Floridian represents rital
territory ns healthy ns most Soutbejn countries :
in the teeth of which statement, the St. Augus
tine Herald dates, thar one hundred and ninety
sick troops from Micanopv aud Black Creek
wore daily expected there: a large proportion of
sick, we should suppose,for the numb rof men.
The Herald slates that a military post is to be
established iurthivith. at the plantation of Philip j At a meeting of the members of the Bar residing in
Weaduian. Esg. on the Picolntn Road. ! the city of Ahinon, the Hon. C. B. Strong being called
Tho Globe states, that the President hat, at! m the Chair, V. J. McDonald, A. H. Chappell and
the request of .M ajor Gates, ordered a Court Mur- f Washington Poe were appoinied a committee to draft
dial, to re-examine nn<? pronounce on the cir- j suitable resolutions relative to the death of Gen. Ro-
cutnstauces of the affair at Fort Barnwell. f 2BRT U ' OUST °s which resolutions were to be
— presented nt a meeting of the Bar of the ? hut Circuit,
to be held at Knoxville, Crawford county, at the Au
gust term of the .Superior Court, it being the first
court after that mournful event. The Hun A. M. D.
King beiug called to the Chair, and H. G. Lamar.
Esq. appointed cecietary, the Committee made their
In obedience to the above appointment, it becomes
the duty of the committee formally to announce to the
members of the Bar of the Flint Circuit, the mourn
ful intelligence th it our professional brother aud friend,
General Kobebt Augustus Beall, of Macon, is no
Resolved, That in the death of Gen. Beall, our so
ciety has lost a valuable member, the profession one of
its brightest ornameuts. religion a zealous supporter,
and the State at large a worthy and useful citizen.
Resolved, Tiiat his Honor Judge King be requested
to have these proceedings placed npon the minutes of
the Superior Court of the couLty of Crawford.
Resolved, That the Secretary be nstructed to for
ward a copy of tho above proceedings to the family of
the deceased; and pnblished in one or more of the
public gazette.* of this State.
ANGUS M. D. KING, Chairman.
Hbnrv G. Lamar. Secretary.
A true extract from the minutes, this 17th Aug. 1836
E. M. A.MOS, Clerk
Crawford Superior Court, August Term, 1636.
‘A bale of new Cotton, first quality, made on the man. but the faith of the city through their constitn-
plantation of .If, R. Evans of this comity, was sold on tional organ? I, for one, was nut prepared for such
yesterday by J. T. Niles &. Co. at public sale in this an issue tn short, if necessary fora meeting to have j merchant less liable to bankruptcy and bauks to over
j ilace torforty-one and a half cents per pound.”—Co- been called of the citizeus of Macon, for their sane- issue; aud the whole community less liable to losses.
—l— *-— -*-- 1 ‘— ‘ tion or rejection of this grant, why was it not done ; Neither is this all. for it gives employment to the ine-
when the petition was made hv and through their rr p-! chanie; value to the laborer for his hard earned ser-
reaentative. tha President of the company, some six j vices;, the planter ] a home market; increases corn-
months since ? Wherefore this delay until the com- \ merce; creates revenue; diminishes taxes; and ori-
froin the other.
capital; this brings down tire articles of consumption j But I have done, and in taking my leave of the sub-
ton standard value, and keeps the market less liable to J j e ct and the citizens, allow me to again repea*, that n;y
One term.—Timed.tor of the Ohio People’s Press
slates tliat he has been authorised bv General Harrison pany shall have expended some thousands of dollars, ginates individual enterprise—Urn antidote to monop-
to confirm the statement previously made, that "he and contracted for the execution iftid completion of the olies. A the great physician in republics. And I cha*-
(Gen II ) was pledget) to serve but one term, if olected work, under, as well the eye of the citizens, ns the cor- j lenge the world for an iusiauce, where, by the iucrease
President, and to prevent his name from being used, i porn ted authorities, befure the idea was conceited, or ; of facilities and competition, any injury has ever result-
■ 1 (trior tint# nrnfilnoo lulmtocnv no n o • *(* • J I 1 .1 _..l _ *»* * J _ t 1 t . *.• . . . _ r I >.
if conceived, concealed, that tire citizens had to be con-: cd to either town, city, country, or its inhabitants.—
Recent arrivals at Now Orleans from Vera
Crus, bring indications of a general commotion
thrnughout Mexico. The Federal or liberal par
ty .ire making rapid advances; they have made a
boM attempt ro abolish the present order of
things and restore the government to its former
features. A battle was fought at Ella. Mexico.
between 900 Government troops ami fiOO Feder
alists, in which the former were victorious. The
Federal party Imd 100 men killed, and 228 taken
prisoners—including their chief, Col Miguel A co-
vedo. The officers taken were principally shot.
It is quite probable the domestic troubb-s in
.Mexico will be sufficient to keep her bands em
ployed. without iuvading Texas.
Backing out. Cob John H. Howard of Bald
win. declines running on the State Rights’ ticket
as a candidate for Congress. His ostensible rea
sons for so doing, are, to allow his party au op
portunity to support Gem Glasscock ! His real
motive may he guessed. Col. II. is a thinking
muu: this step proves him to ho prudent also.
suited? Wherefore this sudden and extraordinary
panic, aud by whom created? Shall we be told that a
tew ware bouse merchants, though not less respecta
ble, originated this panic and demanded this meeting
in justification of their body? Or was it produced
from the presentation of the map of the survey, ac
companied with the deed for execution, in conformity
with their verbal contract made under their oificia! au
thority ? Of the rightful cause, the citizens are left in
part to conjecture. But be thev what they may, the
result is the same, and mark well the consequences.—
The grant is refused, tiie company ejected, without e-
venany alledged violation, and marshalled out of your
city, while in the peaceful execution of their eq liable
rights, without even the common courtesy due from
man to man, thereby adding insult to injury, with re
solutions deuounciiig rail roafis as injurious tn the ci
tizens of Macon, and of fatal tendency, when too, but
a few months since, such was the excitement and in-
dignatinnagaiustsome of those who happened to op
pose a charter foi a rail road coming to Macon, tha:
their effigies were burnt in, and by your citizens,-and
such the rejoicing that bells were broken cannons fir
ed and bonfires made to the illumination of yonr city,
for a mere charter for a rail road. Here then is con
sistency, equity, and internal improvement with a ven-
genance. Here then are the acts cf the citizens of
Macon as they were, and as they now are. It is pos
sible, however, the causes which originated this meet
ing, (if chargeable to the ware house merchants) inay
to some extent, extenuate, in the estimation of some,
the acts of the corporated authorities of yourcity.—
But as one individual, I can find n« justification in no
But the experience of the age proves tiie reverse. If
| yon doubt allow me tn ask yon to take a view of the
I city of New Y'ork, whore you will be presented for
competition aud facilities the “London of America,”
without her rival, made Irnui competition and facili
ties. If you still doubt, ask your own experience and
every southern merchant why it is he trades in New
York, and all will say from the great competition
there. Still it has been gravely asserted, that by a
Rail Road to Forwth Macon would be injured and
Forsyth benefitted. By carrying trade from instead of
bringinu trade to. If this is the principle upon
tha enhancement of facilities aud competition, why
was not the discovery made at and before a charter
was granted for Kail Roads ? \Vhy too had not the citi
zens of Savannah made this discovery, which, to car
ry out the principle, in connecting Savannah with Ma
con by a Rail Road, Savannah would he ruined, and
doubtless Macon i<ecomo the port of entry? Was ev
er such doctrine before advocated by man, or if advo
cated practically demonstrated ? If you still persist,
go but to the history of Dewitt Clinton's canal, aud
learn, by pocular demonstration tire benefits resulting
to town city, to country, and to every portion of its
inhabitants, produced by the enhancement of facili
ties and competition. See what but yesterday was
towns, hamlets, and even uncultivated wilds, now ci
ties of commerce, with their spires pointing to Hea
ven as if in grateful adoration to a beuificeut Provi-
object has notbeen to impute to intentional motive's
the incidental acts in relation to the Monroe Rail Road
Company with their attendant consequences, but to
give the history of facts from the inferences deducible
from the premises, as well as to attempt, ho-.vever fee
bly. to show the fallacy of some of the many arguments
adduced by some ef the citizens who are oppose ! to
enhancing facilities by Rail Roads as being in jurious jo
your city, white I subscribe for my friends and fellow-
citizens, and my country, inv whole country, in weal
or woe, J. BENNETT.
deuce for their unrivalled aud extraordinary prosper!-1 entire militarv
tv. produced from facilities. If you still doubt, go to is about "hroe h”tS
the city of Albany, and from thence to Buffalo, some
three hundred miies, and see nlm->st one entire chain
part of their proceedings, for they as public servants, [ of cities produced from facilities. (Jo to, and but ex-
and as the guardians ju trust over this domain, or as I amine the revenue produced therefrom, and stand con-
Such as arc alarmed from the crowing of the
opposition upou the recent State Elcciious.
should call to mind the similar demonstrations ol
the same party heretofore. In 1832. they raised
similar shouts, predicated upon the same causes,
nod known to he equally fallacious. The 'Vhigs
crow for effect. Growing with them, is not the
consequence of victory, but a means ! They claim
electious that are past, in order to gain those that
are to come. Like the broken gambler, the more
desperate the game, the more desperate do they
Alabama. No sooner was tho election over in
Alabama, and before half of the counties could
bo heard from, a great shout was raised by the
Nuflifiers, about the White prospects in that State
It was said by them that they had mado a great
gain,and that Alabama was lost to Van Bureu!
Aud v hat is the fact ? Why that there is a ma
jority in the Legislotuie for Vau Bureu; that
there has been again for hitn since last year; and
that there is no reasonable doubt of his getting the
vote of thatStiite! Il'they are candid they will
admit now that the prospects of White in Ala
bama are pale euough!
North Carolina. We give it up: Dudley, the
iVbig candidate is elected Governor over Spaight
the Administration candidate. The presidential
question however did not control the election.—
There is believed to be n majority of Vau Kuren
men elected to the Legislature ; nnd Graham,
(supported hy the Administration party,) is elec- P® cn ? iar >'
ted to Congress. There is but little doubt hut
North Carolina will bc for Van Burcn.
The account given of General Hnustou having
received presents from Santa Anna, is all h fabri
cation. Santa Auua’S|Saddlc, which the General
obtniued. was bought fur him at tho sale of the
spoils, without his knowledge, by J. II. Whar
ton, Esq , aud for which he gave $325.
Illinois. In Illiuois, so far ns beard froip» th®
Elections are in favor of Vau Bureu.
Missouri. Here ns in Alabama, at first, great
brags were made by the opposition. They are
getting tired of the sport. From the couuties
heaid from, the prospect is highly flattering foi
Kentucky. In this State the influence of Hcn-
r J Clay has prevailed. Clatke, the Whig can
didate ha* probably succeeded for governor: but
the majority will not ho so overwhelmning as it
firxt anticipated. We shall not yet despair of
Louisiana. The Whigs claim this Stato also;
but according to our best advices, tho boot is op
FOR THE MACON GEORGIA TELEGRAPH.
Dr. Bartlett—Permit rue, through the culupius of
your paper most respectfully to inquire of the City
Council, th*- object ol expending the city finances in
sending a delegation to the Knoxville Convention, le
gislating for, and inviting Rail Roads to your city, to
say nothing of Jie Convention to be held'in Macon in
November next, when immediately preceding, there
is an apparent effort made, to check the one e'en now
in embryo, from entering within the corporate limits
of your city. I, for one, am at a loss for the real cause
of this strange procedure—to me it is inexplicable. It
is possible, however, there may be a cause, but that of
a good one I have yet to learn, and to say the least of
the late proceedings, the two acts are diametrically op
posed, inconsistent with each other, and utterly irre
concilable. But that there was any intentional wrong
upon the partof the corporated authorities of Macon.
I shall not pretend to say, e’en were their acts liable to
such a construction, my acquaintance and almost daily
intercourse with, ns together their standing in society,
all forbid, Neither am I prepared to impugn the
motives of any citizen, no matter whatever his stand
ing may be, but of public men, their acts and the at
tendant consequences. I claim the right of discussion;
and in the doing of which, least I may be misunder
stood, I will take occasion to remark, tliat I cherish no
unkind feelings either towards the body corporate, in
dividually or collectively, or any other citizen of Ma
con, however we may differ politically, or in local and
pecuniary matters, and should any of my remarks be
calculated to elicit other feelings, or be liable to any o-
ther construction I hope they may not be attributed to
design, but to the causes which original ed them, that
the constitutional representatives of the citizeus of
Macon, had noright to grant, in their official capacity,
that which was prohibited by a statute, and more par
ticularly when in violation of vested rights, and in op
position to all law In short, why have called for this
purpose, a meeting at all, when it was. nr should have
been known to the Mayor and Aldermen, that hy a
statute (I think of 183t)_tbey had not the right, neither
the power, under any circumsUinces, not even with the
approval and sanction ofevery citizen in Macon, with
out an act of legislation ? In fact, the whole transac
tion. is as well ambiguous as inconsistent and unpre
cedented, and is at war, as well with common sense
and justice as the best interest of onr country. And
what justification thecorporated authorities of Macon
can find to sustain them tu the sport cf men’s rights,
in tiie squander of their property, and in the violation
of an express statute, and the fundamental principles
of our go 'eminent, remains yet to be seen. It may
however he askt d, by what means then, under snen
circumstances, you would foster internal improve
ments. or otherwise promote the interest of the citi
zens of Macon and die country contiguous thereto ?
To this I would answer, that I would, under no circum
stances violate any law by wiiv of promoting facilities,
but that I would, if compatible with the interest of the
citizens of Macon, with their will legitimately express
ed, aid this company by a lease fora term of years, or
otherwise offer at public outcry sneha portion of this
domain as should he necessary for all the legitimate
purposes of-arail road; I would then place the pro
ceeds of this domain into their lawfnl depositories, cre
ated by this statute, and from that portion belonging to
tho city, I would grant to this company, by donation or
otherwise, with enough of the city finances to make it
equivalent to the sale of such domain. In the doing
of which no law would be violated, no rights infringed,
but for which the citizens of Macon would reap their
reward soon, very soon, with a treasury overflowing,
by the augmentation of competition and consequently
capital; as well as from the ingress of population and
tho increase of all species of real estate; by which the
merchant would flourish, the laborer be rewarded, the
mechaoic employed. the planter husbanded, the wood-
man marketed, taxes diminished—in short, the vender
andconsumerofaliatid every commodity known to
our country, benefitted And here permit me to ask
the citizens of Macon, and I do so with the most pro-
found respect, if they feel prepared to stand indiffer
ent at the scenes now acting before their eyes, and al
low the ware house merchant (aud I mean uo disre
spect to this very respectable aud worthy class of your
citizens) to dictate to your corporated authorities, and
of the importance of the subject, upon which, in my
humble estimation hang -impended tho salvation of j demand exclusive legislation for their own emolument,
the city of Macon, onr seaport, (Savaunab) and the 1 to the prejudice of every other class of your citizens ?
country contiguous thereto. But it inay be asked why
this solicitude bv an individual for the prosperity of
the citizens of Macon, who is no longer a residenter,
tax payer or property holder there ? To which I an
swer, bring one of the first settlers of Macon, and in
timate with a large portion of her citizens, and trans
acting bntiness, and having almost daily intercourse
with them, naturally identifies my feelings with all the
good orevil incidental to the prosperity, or adversity
of the citizens, and nothing is more natural than for a
man, at nnv, cither real or anticipated misfortunes in
cidental to friends and tellow-citizens. to participate iu
their calamities, and sympathies with tl?etn in their af
fliciions, no matter by what cause produced; and
while my interest has passed into other hands, and I
am sorry to sav without an equitable equivalent, which,
but for the melancholy associations, and their sad realr
ity, would appear more like the illusions of a dream,
Is it not sufficient that they already control a very large
proportion of your capital ? In a word, will yoi; fore
go tne advantages presented at your door, least you in
cur the displeasure of those who have au eye. appar
ently tor their own exclusive interest; or least some
few of yonr citizens, from their peculiar location may
reap sooner than the great class ofyourcinzen* a larger
dividend from their property; or least this company,
after taking the risk and disbursing tiie earuingvof a
whole life devoted to business, should thereby be rewar
ded ? Will you, in consideration of such real or imag
inary results, check facilities, curtail competition, and
drive capital from yourcity, and trade from your doors?
Will you forego the advantages of capital incidental to
the facilities offered you ? Will you quit your own for
a foreign market ? In a word, wifi you close yotir
ears from all reason, and shut your eyes against all ex-
founded. Neither will I stop hero, but take you in
imagination to the city of Albany itself, wh se local
situation, both as to seaport and country, correspon
ding with Macon, now from fuciliti s. second, in point
of prosperity and busmens, to none. You see there
her three aiid four hundred boats laden, arriving
and departing daily: her eitizens becoming wealthy :
real estate advancing: facilities increasing: compet.tioa
and her handmaid, population, augmenting; and stdl
we are told that facilities will ruin Macon—and inde
pendent of this canal, the citizens of that country are
now erecting n rail road alongside oftbis canal, from tho
factof not being able to transport tiie commerce of die
country upon this canal. So much then for enhancing
facilities And yet when the projeci ol that cnnal was
conceived, and trie idea ad\ anced, although hy one of!
the first men of the age, (Dewitt Clinton) it was j
deemed visionary and entirely chimerical, and utterly I
impracticable. But no sooner than a change in public 1
sentiment began to make itself manifest, than the toc
sin of rnin was sounded throughout tho land as the
certain result; and the citizens of Albany becoming
alarmed for their fate from the canal entering their city,
remonstrating and contending, that instead of a com
merciat city it would thereby dwindle away into that
of a mere depot. Precisely the same arguments were
tlien advanced'by some in opposition to the increas
of facilities, that are now advanced by some at this
day, with the experience yf the practical results to the
contrary everywhere manifest. If you still doubt, go
but to the history of every canal and rail road in the
United States, arid I challenge you to point me to the
first, where either city or country have been injured or
impoverished bv the production of competition, or the
enhancement of facilities.—If you still doubt, return
hut to yonr own experience, and your own < ’cmtilgee,
nndse i cveu there, upon your own river, whut bene
ficial results to your city aud country have been pro
duced by the enterprise of even one individual. Tell
me die cause why cotlon has been driven almost from
the door of your sister eily, (Columbus) if it has uot
been from the effects of compe tijiop in your market, A
the want of it in Coiumbus! Tell me to the cause of
this late and extraordinary rise of real estate in your
city, but for the charter oi a rail road to your city?—
Tell me too, the cause of capitalists now investing
their capital, which hits been yielding them an income
of some 26 to 50 pr cent, iu real estate, giving employ
ment to the mechanic and daily luhorer, but from the
anticipation of tiie increase of facilities and competi
tion in your mutket? But bare with me a little lon
ger, while I nsk you what has been the experience of
our country and village merchants upon this subject?
Do they not tell you they might as well almost attetnpt
to stop the current of the river, as to attempt to stop
file planter, when started, from coming to your mar
ket, with roads oft almost impassable, owing to the
great competition in yonr market? Have yon not oft
beeu told too, that frequently, by way of experiment,
the village merchant has offered one, two and perhaps
thiree cents more than your market price, nnd us often
been refused? Amt whnt reason is assigned for such
refusal? Why. tha* he wants to go where there is
competition, both in the sale of his cotton nnd in the
purchase of his supplies, mid that if the villuge mer
chant con afford to give this; rice, it is fair tn infer that
it is worth that and as much t i«re ns will cover tne ex
pense of transportation or the offer would not have
been made, as'the planter is fully aware that the mer
chant. like all and and every other p)ass of citizens, do
business for gain and not for loss, Buta.sk the plan
ter. in the event of not having sold his cotton even as
well in your mnrket as hp could have done by selling
INDIANS IN LOWNDES.
A most respectable and intelligent citizen of
Lowndes has just visited Milledgevillo. in order
to eoromuuicate to the executive full information
of the unhappy condition • f his ft-llow-ririze'is,—
For the last two mouths there have been par ies
uf Creek Indians almost coustaiitly in that county.
Lowndes lies on the route traveled by the Creeks
iu escaping from the Alabama Creek country to
Florida ; and ft abounds iu wide, deep, anddeti'e
swamps, forming a continuous covered ami seiret
way for the passage of the Indians. Parlies of
savages, or their recent traces are so frequently
seen, that the county is kept in a state of con
titrual alarm. No family can leel safe at night,
unde.* a belief that there inay be a party of hostile
and cruel savages lying hid within a few miles of
them. Maiiy plantation-, have been plundered of
ever* artilrie that could he carried aivay by lu-
diaus. The people of Lowndes have acted with
extraordinary alacrity and spirit.—On the dis
covery of Indians or iheir fresh signs, parties of
citizens immediately assemble and pursue them.
Whenever they havo overtaken the Indians, they
have attacked them successfully ; but most fre
quently the savages elude their pursuers in the
of whom one
Peyton H White. George Doris,
Roherf Greer, John A’. ?i< try,
James H Stark, David F Hailey,
A. L. Robinson, Ste hen Pa He y,
Noah W. Taylor, San.uel Snoday,
Pleasan M. Compton, Robert C. Mays.
John R. Dicken, II illiam L. Wilson.
James M Magbee.
Jackson, Butts Co. August 12, 18*16.
All the papers in tile United States that nre. favora
ble to the Fine Aria and Sciences will give one or more
insertions Sept I 62 It
Till. PUBLIC is notified tiixt
the. Ocniuleee Stennibeqt Cn’«
dearubont Com ft will contin
ue to run to lLiWkinswJIe. or as
high as she ron get, thereby givifig greater despatch
than usual at this season of the year, to merchandize
shipped by the Co’s boats. KF.A A COTTON,
sept 1 62 4t Agents.
—2r\y 150 bugs prime green Coffee,
40 hhds prime retailing Molasses.
£0 bbls N. E. Rum.
40 ,, American Gin,
35 „ Whis 1 oy,
250 ps heavy Hemp Dundee Bagging.
50 coils Rope, 6000 I Its lincgi:ig Twine,
SALT. IRON. NAILS, CASTINGS Sf
A General stock of (Jioi i tii s,
in store and for sale on arcommedating trims by
sept 1 62 Mulberry st.
8 By 10, 10 by 12. 12 by 18
Just recciv ed and for sole bv
may 10 (.'HAS. CAMPBELL.
BRICK H<t!JSE and lot, en tire rerner of
New and Poplar streets, within 70 van s of
Comm Avenue. It is a two story house, new unit
convenient. There is an abundant boiling spring uf
good water on die lot. Its situation as to health, eon-
venieuev to husinws- and the Female College! render.:
it valuable. Apply to Messrs IlnmiUon A t ort or
myself. Also its Fnmimre.' Private boarders will be
accommodated until ihe prqrertv is sold.
An.? 25 r.-l V B. COOK.
third have been in constant service for a month
past. These parties of Indians have killed uone
<>f the whites, except in battle; hut squaws who
have been takeu in one of the engagements say,
that when the women and children shaft have
been conveyed iO Florida, the warriors, aided by
the Somii'oles. will return, and tarry on a dif
ferent kind of war.— It is believed that they are
now collecting provisions in a very deep swamp
lying on tho border of Lowndes and Ware ; and
that they intend to make a permanent lodgment
in this tangled, boggy, and almost impenetrable
We donht not that the government wifi do all
that is proper for the relief of this afflicted couii
try ; aud that vigorous mca-ures will immediate
ly ho adopted for the expulsion of the Indians,
and the future security of our people.—Federal
Union, August 30.
At Windsor Hill, near Macon, on Saturday last,
Mr- George Augustus Smith a native of England.
Crawford Co. Avgust 25,18-16
Mr. Editor: ‘
ISA IR—Seeing a statement going the rounds in the
l-S newspapers, purporting to give nn account ot an
engagement that took place between Capt. Carr’s
company, a part of Captains McCrary and Parham a
companies, and the hostile Indians .it Boykin’s planta
tion on the Chattahoochee, on the 3d of June, butcom-
manded b Maj Brown, Ac. Sir, through tiie chan
nel of your papor so far as regards my company being
commanded by Maj. Brown I pronounce to be direct
ly false, and that if I am superceded iu uiy command
it must be by some one higher-iu command than Ser
gennt Maj. Brown. There are other reports in circu
lation injurious to my character as a citizen and officer,
nnd having traced said reports back to Wni. M. Brown
of this county, I pronounce them to be positively and
directly false, and am ready to prove them so to the
world/ WM- A. CARR.
Valuable Uots for 8alc.
rip HE subscriber will sell lots number 7 and 8 in
JEL square 17—having their fronts, one on Waluut.
and one on Bridge street, and the other on the Court
House Square, Also the valuable wharflots and ware
house at present occupied by Mr. Butts. Apply to
Charles J. McDonald, or
Sept I 62 2t PARISH CARTFIL
T HE subscriber otters tor sale the House and Lot
occupied bv him as a residence, also, one hun
dred and fortv seven acres of Iru.d iu the t.tcnitilgee
bottom, adjoining the town reserve, with a good sup
ply of valuable timber, good soil, and a convenient
place for brick niakin".
Septl 622t CHARLES J. McDONALD^
Bibb Sheriff Sale.
ILL be. sold on the first Tuesday in October
next, at the court house in the city of Macon, be
tween the usual hours of sale,
The undivided half of fractions Nos. 117 and lift,
lying on file east side of the Oc niilgec river, ns tho
property of Drury Thompson, adjoining land of John
Loving, to satisfy sundry fi fas. from Justices Courts,
and from Bibb Superior Court, ill favor of Gei rgo
Northern and others, levy made by a constable and re
turned to me; the above property has fiqcu sold and
file sale not complied with.
The fourth part of Lot No. 1, and iraproveuionls
thereon, it being at the tu rner of Bridge and Clivrry
Streot. levied on ns theproperty of John I’liilpot. to sa
tisfy one fi fa from Bihb Superior C’opit. in favor of
Alien Dormon vs. Joel Kitshiu.’Vyilhaui Moor*and said
Philpot Property pointed on* hv PinjptfRis's attorney.
H. IT. HOWARD, sheriff.
Also, trill be sold as above., at the same time an- ■ ‘ace.
One negro man. Isaac, nbnnt 25 or 26 years oicl. le
vied on as the property of William E. Boren; also,
Charles Crawford’s interest in two. negroes, to wit.
Polly annul 35years, and 8enlv about 15 years old. »U
to be sold to satisfy one ti fa from Bibb Inferior court,
in fivur of tiie Bank oftlie State of Georgia v« Charlet
Crawford and Wi! ium 1 . Error; Laac pcipted 0111 by
Ambrose Baber, and Felly and Scaly pointed out I y
George p. Wagnop, nil sold as the property of the.
said Crawford and Bureu.
One Lot and improvements in East Macon, con;fill
ing three fourths of an acre more or less, whereon
David J. Davis, now resides, it being par: 0/ l ot No.
eight, enntahiing ten acres, levied on as the property
of Daniel B. Brooks to satisfy one fi fia f rom Bill) In
ferior court, in favor cf Edmund Russell vs. Daniel B.i
Brooks; property point<dout bv tohu Oliver.
Sept I BENJL RpsjSEI.l,. dip, shff.
Houston Sheriff Sale.
POSTPONED SAT E.
\ thr.frst Tuesday in OCTOBER nrxt. i-illlr.
sold before the court house door, in the toten of
Perry, Houston county, between the lawful hours of sale.
Lot of Land No 13. in the 15th district of Houston
county, containing 202A acres (oak and hickory land)
more or less, levied on by two I’i Fas issuing out of a
justice's court of Jackson county, against James It
Raney in favor of Jared W Motiigomerv—levy made
mid returned to me by a constable., sept 1 <>2
GEORGE M. DUNCAN. Pep Sheriff
perience, and allow yourselves to be lulled into fatal ; _ u
t| )(; actual phenomena of rea|. life; still, my fceC security by tho few misguided ware house merchants,- at home, and he will tgii you that he is better satisfiad
lit Jfiaccy. Steens licest Ctmpmnv
ILL run two or three iigbiex.- during uie sutu-
V v mer and fall, between Darien and Macon.—
The lineris prepared to take all merchandize that may
bo offered or shipped to their agents at Darien, and for
ward them without detention. Their Lighters are
made of light draft, andean run at the lowest stages of
the river. J. GODDARD, Agent.
May26 48 4m is
FF HI rtibscribrrs wish to hire immediaiely nbont
fc . ; (; gooci hand.- to work 01 Flint River, and will
give iiherr.l vvigcs. It wm bv well for those disposed!
to enti ge lor that purpose, 10 remember there are
few marshes rear ihe river, end consequently less dan-)
gei tri m sit knessthanonnlptostany river inthe State.
T. HINES, Decatur. I
A. SHOT WELL. Lee
P URSUANT to tiie last will and testament of
Nathan Williams, late of Euttfi county, deceased,
will be sold before the C* urt House door in Jackson,
on the first Tuesday in Novemlerue.vt:
One negro woman, a negro man ai d five rle’drvn,
all likely, ihe plantation on which the deceased resided
at the time of I,is death. In hirbcullivatii.ii pirtfeweli mis.
proved; a cotton gin. fan and tt;iesh< >'•
Also will be sold on the tohr^ii g cry. at 'he Into
residence of the deceased 1 rived wapen Mid C been of
horses, a considerable stock ofcr.tlie, in ps, and rl eep.
AI.-o a large quantity cf < pnf (odder.Mu oars, foim og
utensils, household and kilrher ftunittoe rid various
other articles of peril I aloe properly. Tf Has made-
known on the day of sale.
NATHAN H. WILLIAMS, ? ,
STEPHEN W. PRICE,
sept 1 62
L ■' L be sola rn tr.e first 'it i.-.*- y ft; fcl Yf M-
BFR ncxt. lefarf thhtciiit havecetr iu Halitr-
etiunty, within the I gal hears gf sale.
Lot No. 16, in the 28th district 2d section, for the-
benefit of the orphans o< William Jout-s. late of Camp
bell county, deceased. An* 20 62
-JAMES- McCRACKIN, Adm’r..
F OUR momk»afterdate,scfikaucu will he rr;.dc'
to the Inferior Court of Pik« county, when sit—■
ui.g loi ordinary puip.cse*. fer leave to tell ti e real
and personae estate of Samuel Leak, late cf srid coun
GAR l INGTON ’LEAK, ?>*•..,-
TIIMGN I f AK.
JAM I.hAR Exwncrrx.
GREEN TINSLEY, Baker 1
rSnOLl.LD before me (Ath nst JCtb, L'3f’,) hy.Tcktt_
JL GW Brown, o! said cenn.j tM?Utr> district
G. >1. one Gaj bank Mare, black mane aYin tail. E.ai?"
ded with C fcj on the nahi sbonifitr. sr.d aten 7 ero
years old. Appraised to fortv ir.i pisly If'* Fh 1 ■ ip'f
and Darnel M estel. EDWARD hLASif P-
A tme extract from ihe-cMraj
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