From the Sober Second Thought."
niirrnh for the Democratic Pyramid!
IV£W VOISK 36
ILL! JV © 5 S 9
V I K « I IV I A 17
A L A B A i?I A 9
1v n i « a w 5
n i s s o u r i 7
A H K A IV S A S 3
L O 11 I 8 I A IV A o
1WJEW H A .UPS ESI RE 6
S O 37 T El CAROLIIVA 9
E* E iV iV S Y JL V A A l A 26
Necessary to elect -. 139
To apnre. - . . . . . . 55
1* there 11 atone in it that does not belong there ? Let u«
Ohio.—What a splendid capital she makes
for the column ! Ohio has now a Democratic
Legislature and Governor. Ilor votes were
cast for Harrison in 1840 by means of the most
extensive, systematic, and audacious pipe-lay
ing ever perpetrated oven by the Whig party.
Jf can't be done again. All the Kentucky
Whigs u:c wanted at home; there is not one to
Maine.—Now Democratic—that is to saw
all of her that Webster didn’t sell to England.
The people of Maine might as well be expect
ed to vote for ‘To-anncxation to Great Britain,”
as to vote for Henry Clay. But the Whigs
don’t claim Maine, so there is enough said.
Indiana.—Democratic now by thousands.
And since the Whigs have espoused Native
Americanism, they can’t hope to come within
s'ght of the winning post iu Indiana, to say no
thing of the popularity of annexation in that
State, or the aversion to H>nry Clay for his
hostility and numberless insults to the*pioneers
and squatters. Indiana is sure for Polk bv
1 he Indiana American, a coon paper, lately
said of Mr. Clay and his prospects:
“He never received the votes of Ohio or In
diana, and it is worse than idle to calculate
that he ever will. We have heretofore exert
ed all our strength for the election of Henry
Clay—and we believe him superior to any
man living—but it is worse than folly to en
deavor to sustain him, whom the people have
so often condemned. And although we would
rather sec h:ni President than any man who
has been named for that station, still we believe
he will be distanced more than 10,000 votes in
this State, at this time or any time to come.”
New York.—Our friends in this State would
laugh at us for speaking of her vote as doubt
ful. Our majority on the popular vote last
fall was only 20,000 and upwards; rather small
number, to be stire, in the eyes of some hard-
faced Whigs, disciplined ai “brag.” Every
ono in the State knows perfectly well that the
coons only claim it because to give it up is vir
tually to abandon the field without an effort.
Qei down the vote of New York for Polk as
Illinois —-We have not yet seen a single
coon barking up this tree ; it would be too evi
dently the wrong one. It is hard to remember
the time when Illinois was a federal State.
She is Democratic now, and our matt. Gov.
Ford, is at this moment battling nobly for the
supremacy of the laws over a reckless supersti
tious m ib. Illinois is as safe as New Hamp
shire; is’nt that sate enough ?
i There is not a State in tho whole pile which
is not already ours ; and every letter we re
ceive, nnd every messenger we meet, from any
parr of the Union, tells us of daily accessions
to our numbers. We are getting stronger ev
ery hour; already able to sweep tho federal
Philistines from [tower, with our ‘-Young Hick-
ory,,’ who is bolJ enough to define the limits of
our power at the ballot-box when November
Polk, the Young Hickory,
Dallas and Victory.
She never has given a federal vote, nnd never
will. About half of the “glorious Tenth Le
gion” are subscribers to tho Sober Second
Thought, and they all tell us that there is corps
de reserve in that part of the State more than
strong enough to sink the strongest Whig coun
ties put altogether. We refer any Whig, who
dreams of cnrry.ng Virginia to tho ‘-Tenth Le
gion” generally. The Frelinghuysen coons
give up Virginia ; they don’t play “brag.”
Michigan.—The Whigs will scarcely run a
ticket in Michigan, except ns a matter of form.
They intend to use as many of the votes as
possible in the Western part of New York
Mr. Clay does not believo that Michigan is a
State, (see bis Raleigh speech,) of course ho
would not take her vote, if ho could get it.
Here’s a sample of Michigan :
Another sign.—At the militia training, on
Wednesday, by the militia of this city and
Hamtramck, a city coon proposed to take a
vote on the Presidential question, which re
sulted as follows:
For Polk, .... 250
For Clay, .... 50
After this, the militia gave throo cheers for
Polk and Dallas.—Detroit Ficc Press.
Missouri.—Thomas H. Benton represents
Missouri, and has done so f»r some time past.
Arkansas.—We h 1 vo never heard of but one
coon in Arkansas; he was a notably fat one,
though, and represented himself in the Whig
Convention at Baltimore. That parly in the
State is perfectly united, as may be supposed.
Louisiana.—'Tho Whigs don’t mention it.
Louisiana is just about ns strong for Polk as
Texns would be.
Mississippi.—There is no uso spending timo
about the particular States of the South-west.
The Whigs give up the whole region. Missis
sippi is now Democratic throughout her State
New Hampshire.—Need any one ask the
prico of twenty-shilling boots ?
South Carolina votes through her Legisla
ture. She cast it unanimous vote for Martin
Van Buron, nnd prob ib'y will not do more for
Polk and Dallas ; any thing less is not looked
for from tho noble birth-place of Sumter, Law
rence and Calhoun.
Pennsylvania.—The pedestal of the column
•—they key-stone of the Democratic arch. We
have the State no w by more than 20,000. The
Whigs will undoubtedly carry Philadelphia by
an increased majority, provided the “Native
American” mob doesn’t clinch with Gen. Gad-
wallader's brigade again. In Philadelphia
there is not an even bet on the Stale to bo
found. Mr. Clay does not hold that card.
There our pyramid stands ! resting on the
rock of Pennsylvania Republicanism, and
crowned by tho gallant, aspiring head of young
••jtyp(tri<' n ’« curl* ; the front of Jove himself;
An eye like Mars, to threaten and command ;
A atation like the Herald Mercury.
New liylued oa a heaven-kissing bill.”
From the IVashtnglon Globe.
Col. Polk’s Ancestors—The Documents.
The reiteration of the vile calumny against
Col. Polk’s patriotic ancestor by the Whig
journals and their Club orators, shows not less
the depravity of these workers of iniquity than
their utter destitution of matter of* complaint
against tho unsullied name presented by the
Democrats as their candidate for the Presi
dency. To stop their disgusting abuse of a
man whose merits are not at all in issue, and
whom they know nothing about, we have been
at the pains of looking inro the documents.
Upon reference to the Mecklenburg Decla
ration of Independence, contained in the A-
nierican Archives, we find that the impression
which has generally obtained that Ezekiel Polk,
Col. Polk’s grand-father, was a signer of that
celebrated instrument, is erroneous. The name
attached to that declaration, which lias led to
this impression, is that of Thomas Polk, vAo
was tho grand-uncle of Col. Polk, as stated by
Gen. Saunders in tho Baltimore Convention ;
and Gen. S. was tho Mecklenburg Delegate
in that Convention.
But there is another document contained in
the Archives, and appended to the Mccklen
burg declaration, which shows that tho grand
father of Col. Polk was among those who ap
peared to take the lead in forwarding this great
measure, nnd was regarded as among the most
active Whigs of that day—a time when Whig
meant the very reverse of what it does now:
that is, a patriotic Republican, who opposed the
designs of the British to oppress and enslave
This fact appears in Cap'. Jack’s certificate,
to bo found at page 858, vol. 2, of the Archives,
and we here transcribe it:
"CAPTAIN JACK'S CERTIFICATE.
'•Having uen in the newspapers some pieces respecting
the declaration of independence l>jr tUe people or McuEUn.
burg county, in the State of North Carolina, in May, VH5,
and being solicited to state what I know of that transaction,
I would observe, that for aome time previous to, and at the
lime those resolutions were agreed upon, I resided in the
town of Charlotte, Mecklenburg county ; was privy to a
u umber of meetings ol some of the most influential and lead
ing characters of that county on the subject, before the final
adoption of the resolutions, aud at the time they were a-
dopted. Among those who appeared to take tEe lead, may
be mentioned Hezekiah Alexander, who generally acted as
Chairman, John McKuilt Alexander, as Secretary. Abra
ham Alexander; Adam Alexander. Major John Davidson.
. . :p
uel Martin, Duncan Ocheltree, William Willson, Hubert
"When the resolutions were finally agreed on, they were
publicly proclaimed from the Court House door, in the town
of Charlotte, and received with every demonstration of joy
by the inhabitants.
••I was then solicited to be the bearer of the proceedings
to Congress. I set out the following month, (say June.) and
in passing through Salisbury, the General Court was sitting;
at the request of the Court 1 handed a copy of the resolu
tions to Col. Kennon, an Attorney, nnd they were read aloud
in open court. Maj. Wm. Davidson, and Mr. Avery, an
Attorney, called on me at my lodgings the evening after,
and observed, they nad heard of but one person, (a Mr.
Beard.) but upproved of them.
"1 then proceeded on to Philadelphia, and delivered the
Mecklenburg declaration of independence, of May, 1775. to
Hicharti Caswell airf W-III. Hooper, i!ie Delegates to Con
gress from the Stale of North Carolina.
"I am now in the eighty-eighth year of my age, residing
in the county of Elbert, in the State of Georgia. I was in
the Revolutionary War, from the commencement to the
"I would further observe, that the Rev. Francis Cum
mins, a Presbyteiian Clergyman, of Greene county, in this
Slate, was a student in the town of Charlotte at the time of
the adoption of the resolutions, and is as well, or perhaps
better acquainted with the proceedings at that time, than
ny man now living.
Col. " ‘
CASSVILLE, 36th June, 1844.
Gentlemen—Your note in behalf of the "citizens of
Walker county, in favor of the re-annexation of the Repub
lic of Texas to the Territory of the United Stales." inviting
me to partake with them, of "a public dinner to be server
up at LaFayette on the 4th of July next.” was duly re
ccived. For this mark of respect, please accept my ac
knowledgmenta to yourselves and my fellow citizens of the
county of Walker.
Having ascertained that it will lie out of my power to at
tend (>w 1 >vouM gladly have done) 1 send y»u the best a-
pology I can for my abseuce.
Agreeing with you, ns Ido, in the policy of re-annexing
the Republic of Texas to the United Slates, I esteem ft a
subject well worthy of the day aud the occasion you hare
selected for itsconsidcration. It i» » proposition to restore
again to its place a dismembered limb of the confederacy;
to maintain the beauty and symmetry, and to preserve the
strength of this Union. It is a proposition to support and
defend the principles of free Government where they are
already planted, and is well'worthy of the earnest endeavor
of those whose ancestors first established civil and religious
liberty on the American continent—it is a subject worthy
I shall not trespass on yonr kindness, by repeating tlio
conclusive arguments that have been replied against the ob
jectors to tlie annexation of Texas; for various and shifting
as the grounds of objection have been, especially at the
South, not one remains without itspertinent and triumphant
answer. Nevertheless, 1 may be allowed, not inappropri
ately 1 trust, to say a few things for the South, and through
her, for the Union. I am the more inclined to do this, be
cause it has grown fashionable to some Southern politicians
to stand so highly disinterested and disengaged from sec
tional influence, that they can lean quite over the other way.
From the North, the prominent objection that has been
urged is such an one as could not be with impunity insisted
on at the South ; such an one as we may reasonablv hope
influences n comparatively small portion of the people even
of the North on this question. It is found in the interfering
and intolerant sentiment uttered by Mr. Webster, that no
slave-holding State should ever again be received into
this Union ; (1 give the spirit of what he said in reference
to the annexation of Texas) n sentiment still further embla
zoned in the resolutions adapted at Milford, Mass., and
which are familiar to you. It is of this objection that I pro
pose to speak. 4
I consider that we are right in renpeePof this view of the
question, because we do not propose to alter the present
condition of any portion of the population of the U. Stales or
Texas. We do not propose to establish slavery in ibe
Stele of Massachusetts, or, in any manner, to interfere with
her domestic regulations. We do not propose to control
the employer in his conduct towards his white servant. We
do not allcci a sympathy for the children engaged in the
manufactories at the North, who are worked beyond their
power; nor even for the women and children engaged in
hurrying coal in the English coal pits, as an excuse why
vre shall interfere by Legislative enactments, or moral cru
sades to check these flagrant abuses and oppressions in ei
ther country. Yet, doubtless, we might look into, and lake
measures to correct abuses in the domestic relations of the
tent. With the same right that England avows her pur
pose to "press" the abolition of slavery in Texas, and
throughout the world, we might avow a purpoae to -‘press’’
the adoption of this institution upon the Canada’s ana New
Brunswick—with nobler philanthropy we might insist on the
T JE Xr JE €r JR. si P MI •
arc now co-operaling with a party, a “respectable
j portion” of which have openly avowed their bostil-
A C O N ' - ity to this Union. Has not Mr. Adams said that
1TJ ~ V. — — I f lve hundred million of women and children should
TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST G, 1844. j ral j ier t i, arj t h e institution of slavery should
^ be abolished 1 . Who are now tlie apologists of
this man ? Is.it not tlie Whig Party ? Did you
ever hear of a Democrat vindicating a man who
has tittered such horrible sentiments as these ? No:
such conduct belongs only to those who desire,
themselves, either a Government without limitation
of powers, or a dissolution 5 and. are now makin
these attacks themselves, to escape from the scruti
ny of the world. No—Mr. Adams and Mr. Clay
were twin brothers in bargain, in Abolition, and in
hostility to Southern rights; and they are now the
07 s * We are authorized to an-1 s reat objects of worship with the Whig Tarty.
^ What better evidence need be produced to the
GEOROE W, TOWNS.
jjoimce Hon. A. II. CHAPPELL
as a candidate Ibr Congress in
the 3d Congressional .District.
flT* Our esteemed friend, 11 Caleb Coon," should
be more particular in his Chirography; his com
munication wasscratchcd off in such haste that wc
have not been as yet able to make it out for publi-
cation. We will endeavor, however, to decipher it j spectack ; s heart-rending and disgusting, nay,
demoralizing—putting at defiance all love of char-
people, of the worthlessness of all their vaunting
and vaporing, and the little credence that should be
placed upon any thing they might say, when we
find them, by their own shewing, changing all their
principles, at the beck of designing leadeis; yield
ing all suddenly to the Moloch of party—and pur
suing, like fiendish blood-hounds, all who will not
sink to the level of their own disgraceful course?—
and publish it in our next.
CC?* We are authorized to say that actcr and political integrity
accommodation trains of Cars will r~ptelookw.il » •l.^.hinpi
should investigate well and minutely, the amount
leave Grriffin, Rnrncsville and For- of credibility due to such men—thei! objects, aims,
sytll, at suitable hours—ant! bring and - abovc aI! > their .past lives and characters.
] ’assengers. Delegates to the Macon I The Whigs of this District and throughout the
Convention, for Jijty cents each,
and return at the same price.
State, would have the people believe that the prin
ciples of their party will stand the test of scrutiny
and that they arc therefore, anxious to open the
lists and have a public discussion with the oppo
site party. If they he sincere in the wish, we con
gratulate ourselves that they will he, nnd can be
Once more to the breach, dear friends, once more.”
Bright as our prospects are in Georgia, and cer
tain as our success is, we adjure out friends to con-1 accommodated. Upon authority, we challenge the
sider nothing safe until all is over; and wc appeal Whig party, to meet our noble Senator, the Hon.
to them by every consideration of duty, to be up Walter T. Colquitt, with their “Magnus Apollo”
and doing. 1 McPherson Berrien, in Savannah, Augusta,
While wc are satisfied that the Democrats will Macon, Columbus, Marietta, and Athens, or at
gain hundreds in every county in which they will suc  other points, and at such times as may he a-
,he j r d " ly ’ we of ,he numbc , r who bel ‘ eve greed upon, for a full, free, and fair discussion on
blessings of life, who arrive decrepit and feeble at a sickly j liiol the advocates of the great principles we profess* j points at issue* What say vou* ‘•chivalric
be ”*'■ *“*« »•- coons *, you com. to the co^ko, 1 We in-
we do not interfere with these institutions, either at home I 000 majority for Polk, Dallas, and Texas, in the vite you, we beg you, we taunt you? come, and
or abroad. We enter into no moral crusade to relieve the . . ? , , , . , . , ’.. ,
poor and o[>pto.»ed of other nation, from the civil and mot- upproaenm. contest. y OUf s ena jor is able, let him redeem bis lost lau-
al bondage under which they groan. If others in the Uni- We owe it to ourselves, to our Principles, and to re ) s . He is experienced and able, our Senator is a
.was <> uri ° bcar mere boy in age to yours. What say you, will
the curses (far heavier than negro slavery) that lie at the not by a mere handful, but 'by the most decisive vou break a lance or not 7
change of nations would be many titnea ameliorated, and | . , , . . . . . . „. I ’ '
tlie moral and social condition of the world would be vastly I ant °' er " b c * min g majority in the coming conflict.! Jf no t satisfied with this, our State Electors will
improved. I mean to insist for tlie South, that we ahonl.l And while We would appeal to OUr Democratic mce , vo-irs anv where and at nnv time and our
be permitted to exercise our constitutional rights, without ... , r . j , «««y oare any wnere, ana at any lime, anti our
the continued insult and reproach which is heaped upon us. I brethren and friends throughout the State, we de- I District Electors, and candidates for Congress in
fri? 10 h T 1, r r,ic , u !* rl ^ by “ ur “- | ” b “ rers «•>*>•»■»«y»»™«»u*d**,.
dependence; and that, such being the will of her people I the Democratic vinyard in this District, i he un-1 j n t| le District, whenever, and wherever you choose
Si** tSmi. sstss-Jrjz 1”^*“ ~ | *?>?«?. zrai °” r , «■•»»—» »■»«» ■m*, v*s». wu*. mm
ilegca unimpaired by the interference of Kngland, or of the knows no rest; and tlie efforts making by them to I your boasts!
Aboiitionisisofthe p«?orth. So forbearing has the South mislead the honest and confiding people of (he State, I
been that although* of nil the world most deeply interested |. 51 . 1 .
in this subject, she has avoided the controversy and excite- I m reference to s omc of the great questions to be de-
ment incident to it, while others have assayed to assume the c j,) e( ) by this contest, calls imperatively upon the
control of her destinies, and have indulged in the severest! J r j t
censorship of her conduct.—Next to being right ourselves, I friends ofour cause to be at their posts, we have
^TJS^’r!!riJ5. p !Sltd”i. w r5ta r onlrioex P o»,h,„ P p r M,.ch.,««or,l,.T.,.
fluence which the question exercises concerning the Tresi- iff, and the blighting influence it will have over
■» -h- >'» wi»«
proper. Those who doubt that it is now intimately associa- didate and his Northern allies, arc pledged against
ted by ils influences, with the Presidential canvass, have . ,
not given sufficient attention to Mr. ciay’a leuer either in I * e Annexation of lex as, now and for all time to
iu terms or its spirit. . I come, and the hopes and devices of Whiggery in
wSt£ t ewSS n thel5rei^*«^forthy , cw^id to^Wch 1 ‘hi* quarter, will bo scattered to the four-winds of
by a string of interrogatories, he refers in more ways than | heaven,
one to the prabable conduct and influence of foreign nations,
- ' - “ ‘ e U.
Wm. Polk, of Raleigh, in North Carolina, was living
with his father. Thomas, in Charlotte, at the time 1 have
been speaking of, and although then too young to be forwatd
Virginia.—Tlie Gibraltar of Democrat*. ifJSST.SSl}'gXSSST* '
‘ JAMES JACK.
• Signed, this 7th of December. 1819, in presence of
••JOB WESTON. C. C. O.,
“JAMES OLIVER, Attorney-at-law.”
From the Federal Union.
Indian Spring* Convention.
The committee of invitation to this media
have furnished us with a fewof the letters receiv
ed by them from distinguished gentlemen who
were invited. Such ns our space admits arc
published in this paper, the rest will be inser
ted in our next. Gov. Polk’s letter which is
inserted below will be read with great satisfac
tion, his reason for declining the invitation to
this public meeting can but commend him to
the respect of all parties, for his modesty and
self respect as a candidate for the office of Pres
ident. How well does his course in this res-
pict, contrast, as it does in all others, with that
of Air. Cluy, the Whig candidate, who has
travelled the Union, attending public meetings
and making speech after speech of hours length
to the people, to convince them that he was not
electioneering. We invite tlie attention of our
readers to these letters, and especially that of
COLUMBIA. Tenn., July 9th, 1844,
Gentlemen—I hare bad the honor to rereive your letter
of the 19th ult., inviting me to attend a Mass meeting of
"young men and of the friends of immediate annexation of
Texas to the American confederacy,” to be held at the In
dian Springs, Georgia, on the 25th inst. _ It would give me
sin,-ere pleasure to meet my fellow-citixens of.Georgia—
who may be assembled on the occasibn, if I could do so
consistently with my sense of propriety- In the unsought
nnd unexper.ted position in winch I have been placed be
fore the American people, by my republican friends—I have
felt constrained to decline accepungnumerousinvita lions with
which I have been honored, to visit popular meetings of the
people in various parts of the Union. This is the course
which has been usually abserved by those who have prece
ded me as candidates for the office of President of the Uui-
led States, and it one which meets my approbation.
Trusting gentlemen, that the reasons which induce me to
decliue accepting your inviiAiun, may be satisfactory to
yourselves, and those in whose hehalfyou act, I am, with
great respect, your ob‘l serv't.
6 JAMES K. POLK.
To Messrs. James II. Stark, Simeon 11. Saunders, Bry
ant W. Collier, Wm M. Pope, Henry Dillon—Committee
Jtc., Indian Springs, Ga.
From the New England Democrat.
Valuable Property for Sale.
Tha undersigned, in obedience to the orders of the Whig
members of Congress, will, on the 4th of July next, expose
to public sale, before the Printing Office orGales be Seaton,
in the city of Washington, all the following property to wit:
100,000 copies of Poinsett’s Army Bill, illustrated ; by
Win. C. Rives.
500,000 copies of Van Buren's vote in tlie New Vork
Convention, on Free Negro Suffrage, illustrated ; by John
Q, Adam* and Wm. Slade.
500,000 copieaof Van B aren’t notions on Negro Testi
mony, as displayed in the Hoe ease, illustrated and ex
plained ; by John M- Bolts.
560,000 copies of Ogle’s speech on the splendors of the
White House, with a handsome portrait aud short sketch of
the author; by Edward Stanley.
500 000 copies of "Honest John Davis’s" speech on the
reduction of wages. This speech is highly prized by all
true Whigs, ana will sell well,
All the above property will be sold without reserve, and
.rocccds applied to the preparation of tracts and other pub
ications against Jamea K. Polk and George M, Dallas.
All genuine Whig* are invited to attend, and are assured
iliat they will be r.’mfiirtnbly entertained on coon soup. Per
m M THAT SAME OLD COQN ”
in the event of the annexation of Texas to the U. Slates, I To do lilts, let our young champions let all our
closes with this remarkable interrogatory: "Suppose that sneakers go out and address the people from pre-
Grtol IirHaiti and France, or one of them, uere to take . . . *
part tcith Mexico, and by a manifesto, srere to proclaim I Cinct to precinct, anti from county to county. The
that their objects sccre to assist a weak and helpless ally I people are ready, aye! eager to hear the troth ev-
to check the spirit of encroachment and ambition of an | 1 ‘ , .
already overgrown Republic seeking still further aegui- ery where; and in their name, and in behalf of the
TZZshJZ%2?d £tk&principles for which we arc contending, we call up
vent the ruRTHEK .propagation of 81.Aviltr from on our speakers, thioughout the District, to go to
THE United States, tekat would be vvoik. We want tosee Powers, Strong, and Blake,
legations upon the judgment of an impartial and cn-\ . * ’
lightened icortd V That nart of such a manifesto which | of Mus county; Wiggins, of Twiggs; Hunter, How
rStSSS’JTSSKS rf t,rt,.lri Green,of Catv/M; 5W, of Talbot,
such a manifesto, if uttered by a foreign power, would be, I Burney, Lester, anti Pinckard, of Monroe; Lanier,
that tlie insult to the people would be so direct that each ■ , j,- n i_ii r p;t, p . Tfondill nnd Pnr„„
man would feel himself personally engaged to resent the Martin, and Kendall, Ot 1 iRe, Kendal! and Uarey,
unjust charge to the utmost vindication of the American I of Upson; Ingram, of Harris; and a host of others
character. Nevertheless the inference, from the manner |. .« r , , Tr . •
and terms of Mr. Cla’ys interrogatory, would be that we 1 ,n ,ae Held. II each would enter the CatU3SS in
iclit justly be censured by the “judgment of an impartial t),j s way, between this and November it would tell
But much as we must regret the terms of this imerroga- I with powerful effect. Let them do it, and let their
loty and the invitation which it suggests to foreign powers I watchword be t POLK, DALLAS, TEXAS, and
to Interfere with the relations of the United States and | T r t _ i ,
Texas, on grounds estimated to be highly commendable, j CHAPPELL, and 8UCCCSS Will be Certain*
the burden of this interrogatory renders the whole expres-
scriously objectionable and unkind to as of the | « Our correspondent with all his zeal, cannot arrive at the
welling the supposed enormities ofour con-'"t" •" 1 - - - - - — — -
We have read with amusement, the account
| which the Messenger has given of the meeting at
the Indian Springs. It reminds us of other state
ments which the Editor has made, and under high-
I er sanctions than those which appertain, according
| to his conceptions of truth, to his editorial lucubia-
tions. We have some curiosity to see to-what ex
tent he will go in misrepresentation. At present
we are disposed only to keep our eye upon him.
When we have reason to believe that his state-
| ments are credited, that tlie people are as gulli-
I hie as lie imagines, we shall pay our special
| and particular respects to him.
To “Hampden” in the Messenger7
"My best reflections and most careful in, •
^Xk?’ e op,nion ' ihat
*• Opposition to a National Bank lie. **
ofour— “ -
•* I belong neither to the house of York or r r
My principles will not permit me to support.?,!, Li £ ci
BAY.’ —E. A. A’isbet, Julv ai u»,
ren or CL:
Mr. Chappell !—“We
liim to his political death'
though we slay him on the 2*
of Democracy.”—E. A. ft\\d >
Speech at Sparta* ***'
The excitement of the pending Ptesidemial
vass has presented nothing to the public ev
hibiting such malignant feeling—such perse- )
political hatred, as the several comroSj
which you have committed to the press. |r***
are ambitious of belonging to that class who af ^
tuated by “ Malice and all uncharitabltness?*'
have not only secured your claims to that ass J?
tion, but have indubitably established your
be placed foremost in its ranks.
forced construction, that we necessarily, because Mr. Cal-
a climax, Mr. cfay caps Jt with the expression, to I j, oun j s j n f aV or, nnd Clay nnd Webster opposed to the Sub
prevent the further propagation of slavery from the U- I Treasury scheme, are tinctured with CJayism, Webslerism,
niled States." It is not unfair to Mr. Clay to infer, that in \ Federalism, the American System and Abolitionism. Of
his opinion this purpose so avowed would sanctify the war
We commend (he subjoined specimen of North
ern Whiggery, to the Freemen of Georgia, irrespec
tive of Party. It speaks for itself, and we forbear
A mass meeting of the Whigs of Onondaga coonty. New
York, was held at Syracuse, on Saturday, the 13th inst. |
In your attacks upon the characterofCoI. (J; II
pell, you have disregarded facts, and reM 1 I
your unsupported assertions. You have
argument, and resorted to personal abase-
with a self-complacency, equalled only by the van'
ity and presumption which inspired it, und-r ih
guidance of your prophetic ken, you hsv„ • ’*
ed him “to sink where, politically,be'»
into utter contempt.”
Concealed undet the incognito which yon i, 3v ,
assumed, in the true spirit of savage waif arc be
hind the bush, yau have valiantly sent forth v 0
arrows at an open and unprotected foe. They have
however, missed their aim. The consciousness of
the purity of his motives, and that all the ends
aims at, are his country’s good, furnishes him with
a shield which protects him from the assaults of
such innocuous missiles. The ;>oison with which
they have been infused, has but too clearly evinced
that the malignancy of your tirades are dictated bv
a consciousness that you have yourself been gov-
erned by the worst motives in all your lergivena-
tion3 and changeling course.
It is true that you have followed the mass of the
party with which you have always acted—but that
cannot conceal the mean and dastardly recreancy
which marked yourconduct some years since, when
tendered the nomination for Congress by both p ar .
ties, and both of which it was said you courted and
promised ; but which has been especially obvious,
since the time you uttered the memorable apothemi
at the head of this article- That “ Hampden" has
ever been as fickle as the weathercock, and the
most recreant of changelings, has never been dispu
ted by any one; but that you should have bad the
effrontery to impute your own vices to another,
without any justice in their application—and to at
tempt to confound the position of an honest aal in
corruptible man, by your owd tergiversations, is in
deed passing strange.
That such is the case, I hope to be fully able to
establish in my future in vesligation of your charac
ter and conduct, to the satisfaction of the world.—
And if, in the course of the investigation of your
conduct, a few facts should leak out, which have
hitherto escaped the eye of the world, calculated to
place you in an odious light, you must remember
that you have incited us into this kind of coritrover-
sy, by your own example. You have, however,
been but seeking to conceal your own base betrayal
of our rights and constitutional opinions to Mr. Clay;
and, by attempting to throw odium on the courseof
an honest and incorruptible man, endeavor to mate
your own escape, under the dust and confusion of
party excitement. How “Hampden” did become
to lie the friend of M r. Clay—the manner and the
appliant means used for that purpose—would a!
In the call for the meeting, issued by tlie Whig central | ford a curious history iu the life of this would-be-
committee, the most violent appeals were made to sectional J
on the part of the powe
powers of Europe against the United
Stales and Texas. If these powers might justly interfere
(upon the annexation of Texas to the United State?) with
* ' * ‘ may as well da so
If, under any
Federalism, the American System and Abolitionism. Of
these sms we have never been accused by our enemier,
and it is too late in the day for us to be catechised by our
To answer our correspondent categorically, we have to
say, that wc are neither a Clay nor Webster man, and so
far as the Sub-Treasury is concerned we are not a Calhoun
the question of slavery in Texas, they r
without the prqtest annexation wonldgjye. . . ....
pretext, they may justly interfere with the question | man.”— Georgia Messenger. April 26,1838.
slavery in Texas, they may doubtless seek like pretext to I ,.^ g to ,j, e 0 fl ]er charges of minor consideration, but
int.rf.r. wi,I, like >usticc, ("tit the judgment of an tnt-1,— r_,— .
interfere with like ju _ , .
partial and enlightened world”) with the same subject in
the Btate of Georgia. I am warranted, I think, m saying
that this expression grows more unkind to us in its terms
atid its spirit the more nearly it is examined.
But ns to the suggestions concerning slavery contained in
this interrogatory, it is proper to state that slavery does
now actually exist in Texas as a settled and permanent in
stitution of her Government. The consequence therefore
of the supposed war undertaken upon the grounds suggest
ed. woultl be the abolition of negro slavery in Texas,
and not the prevention of its propagation from the Uni
ted States the argument implied by Mr. Clay’s interroga
tory, we perceive, is wholly unsupported by the true stale
of the facts; the gratuitous character of the allusion then
renders the whole expression most manifestly unjust to
less false, viz:
That the Georgia Whigs are in favor of a National
That the Georgia Whigs are in favor of Henry Clay.
That the Georgia Whigs, are peuegyriats of Daniel Web
We would express our denial in a very emphatic mono
syllable, were not the use of it offensive to “ enrs polite.”
Georgia Messenger, August 23, 1838.
We have been astounded at the bold, reckless
impudence, which characterizes some of the Whig
press, and the “ Macon Messenger,” especially.—
After years of tergiversation and floundering—at
Texas and unkind to the South. However, popular it may I one time asserting one thing, then denying—now
rfe'fkiuth anti 1 hrVinsrituri'onr. yet American eirisen^shouill for one measure, then against it-thcy have finally
remember that no part of this itepnblic car cripple, without I nailed their Colors to the car of Federalism, and n-
weakening the whole Confederacy—and it is equally true, | , , , „ r ., , ...
that the greater strength which is given to each of the parts. I bandoned, forever, all vestige of the love of Statu
so much increases the aggregate strength of the Union. In Ri e ),|g. They are seeking, by false and reckless
this view, notwithstanding, the South may be more mu-j ** . . . . . . . .... ,
mately connected with the question of annexation in all its assertion, to have It understood that their political
beariiinthan some other portions of the Union, yet this is opponents arc plotting disunion—that John C. Cal-
not and cannot be a strictly sectional question. The annex-I 1 1 1 . ° . , .. . . u ,,
ation I believo must redound to the honor, prosperity, worth hountsat the ,icatl oflt,and that A. H. Chappell
and strength of the entire Union. is one of the co- workers; and that all their aims
I therefore esteem it a duty to ourselves that such ex-| -
prrsftion of public opinion fhnllbc given at will assure the I and ends are tending to a dismemberment ol our
Donfcdeiaey. Now. ,h« eto ewld be
the two countries. By this course we may alone retain the expected* but tirades of abuse and slander from men
confidence of a pliant people, although such confidence , destitute of principle, and whose past life
may have been forfeited by our politicians. 1 , \ 1 ,
Allow me in conclusion to offer the following sentiment: evinces that they have neither moral or political
w“t37nd C &k n .o you*°ouuuy.” °' “ Les ’ e * our I consistency; who would bawl out any thing, for
With sentiments of regard, and esteem, yotiroli't serv’t, I the sake of party—and someof them do mnch tcorse
R. M. Aycock. Esq, Dr.V L^o^.n-f «S^r lhi ”S* for t!ie loVC ° f fi lt} ‘U What Can thc
Marsh, Esq. and others. Committee. public hope from the press, when men are at the
bead of it, having no regard for integrity of charac-
ter. and no love for constitutional liberty-
From thc Baltimore Republican and Argus.
Robert L. Brent, Esq. of this City.
gentleman of fine legal attainments and e
oratorital abilities, has recently foregone all further connee ... .
tion with the Coon party. He has heretofore been a warm ing forth his malignant attacks upon a party, than
if *«* « P*-»K if#"*“i- Wc deliberately
of consistency in the Coon party—their countenance of assert, that all the slang thrown OUt by the VCrtta-
fraud, and introduction of new measure*, have iaduced un- b , f , Messenger, about Disunion, is be-
prejudiced and proper reflection upon the menta and de- I 1 # ®
merits of the two parties* and he has* after serious and con* lieved by himsclt to be false.
The b-.. Kre « opp»«»»or a,. Calhoun in Semi,
— Democrats of the Third Ward on Thursday last, was ex- Carolina—those now direct opposition—the Editor
SOO.OOo'cnpies of the Clay Minstrel. This is n book cellent, argumemive and effective, and we are told that bis , , p, , rminor Proitnn Thompson, and
which all genuine Whig, are expected to keep by them. addrrsa nt the Great Harvest Home meeting in Baltimore <‘ie Charleston Courier, FCCSlon, L nompson, uuu
«j j county, on Moodaylnsl, was characterized by powerful rea-] others—themselves repel the foul accusation, a
soning. excellent declamation and whole-souled determina- ' . , Wl,r» ore ilinc»
tion to be unshrinking and unfaltering in bis efforts in behalf false now, as at any previous time. ho are these
of TOLK and DALLAS, CAllROLL and VICTORY, men, so recently smitten with the love of thc Union,
We welcome him with warmb-ari-'to our ranks, in the I , ... e . , * non a.-l>n
name .>f the Maryland Democracy I ns«" become its true friends? They ate tnen v-lio
prejudices. Said they, "Are we to sacrifice to the. South,
without a struggle, not only protection to American in
dustry, but shall we also give her the means of perpetu
ating her peculiar institution, SLA VERY r
A variety of banners were carried in procession, on one
of which was the picture of a negro on bis knees, chained,
and with uplifted hands imploring for liberty, lienealbihe
figure was the name of Mr. Polk, intimating that he was
his master. On another was written, “No extension of
slavery;” another, “No debt of 820,000,000, for new slave
territory for slave breeders." This is the method by which
the Northern portion of tho Whig party are endeavoring
to foist Mr. ClaV into the Presidency.
The Great Mass Meeting in Macon, August 22d.
The Democratic Association of Bibb County, to the
Democracy of the State of Georgia:
We invite you, each and all of you, to the Con
vention, and promise you a cordial welcome, and
all the hospitality it is in our power to extend.—
From the remote counties, we hope to see large
Delegations; and from those contiguous, as well as
those enjoying the facilities of the Rail-Road, we
expect to see you in all your strength and numbers.
We invite, also, all of any and every party, who
wish to know what are the principles and policy of
the Democtatic Party; and how much credit is to
be given to the various charges alleged against them
by their political opponents.
Every prominent Democratic orator in thc State,
has been specially invited; and besides these, the
following, among other distinguished gentlemen
from other States: Gen. Jackson ami Gov. Polk, of
Tennessee; Calhoun, Huger, McDuffie, Pickens,
Elmore, O’Neal, Harper, Pinckney, Memminger,
Hunt, Bailey, Magrath, and Porter, of South Car
olina; Lewis, Belser, Bagby, Crabb, Yancey,
Chandler, Harris, Campbell, and Mason, of Alaba
ma; Ritchie, of Virginia; Walker and Young,
of Mississippi; Grimes, of Louisiana; Saunders, of
North Carolina; and Lamar, of Texas.
We have also extended an invitation to the De
mocracy of Charleston, and expect to have with us
a large representation from the Palmetto City.—
We say, then, to all, cotne and see us; that, with
union in council and in action, we may place be
yond the reach of contingency, the triumph that a-
waiis its—the triumph of Principle, of the Consti
tution—the rights of the South—the perpetuity of
H. G. LAMAR,
A. P. POWERS,
S. M. STRONG,
D. C. CAMPBELL.
ft? 3 The Democratic papers will please copy.
It should not be forgotten that Henry Clay, in 1811, made
a violent speech ae ’ '
of a national hank
attorney to the
THOUSAND DOLLARS for his services. This silen
ced Mr. Clay’s opposition, and hohas ever since been the
advocate of a United States Bank. The potency of the al
mighty dollar has effectually settled his principles.—Del
great little man.
You have, however, Mr. Eugeni us, missed yoor
aim, in producing any odium upon Mr. Chappell;
but you have accomplished some good, and that is
in causing an investigation generally imo your
own past course and motives, which will end in
placing you where you have been gradually an!
surely tending for some time “with utter contempt
that is merited and well earned. As for Mr. Chap
pell, he doubtless views your attack with all the
unmitigated scorn which an honest man must ever
feol towards a false and malignant accuser- But,
sir, this shall not save you from a proper scruuny,
and before you pursue him even to the altar ofDe-
mocracy, you will doubtless find out that "he
who resides in a glass house should never throw
FCR THE MACON TELEGRAPH-
INDIAN SPRINGS, July 2*
Mr. Editor—Thc great rallying day ofth*
Democracy is past and gone, the crowds are dis
persing and dispersed, and after having been driven
for days on the billows of confusion, wc are no*
enjoying a dear delightful calm-
Out society has not yet become exhausted, nor
indeed is it now sparse, but the select few ® ,e **
remaining, and our comforts physical and aw
are gteatly enhanced.
Our host, Mr. Collier, is truly a host within hm-
self, “kind, attentive and polite.” Ever)’ ct '.
within the power of man is made to render o-'
time pleasing and agreeable by himself and 01 j r
friend Greenwood ; and, Mr. Editor, to use a
garism, we may well he said to be up here
The female society at thc Indian Springs, is ^
ally very fine, and without any apprehension^
producing invidious feelings towards each otb ®V
must be allowed to descend (from inldrna! s'-’S?
tions) to particulars. t
Let us start with the highly gifted
from Macon ; we find in the first ranks of
facinatinn and intelligence, a cerulean
scarcely eighteen summers. Miss L-, a ^
lumnus from the Georgia Female Colleg e -,
well merits, she receives a fait share of the
and attention of the young Loathario who ba yc
at this place recently- Next on the Tapis we
the excellent Miss Q-, of Alabama, one ol *
enchanting little creatures that a Southern
er shone upon—in heart, she is like hero"”-^
clime, cordial and generous, she is much a ^
and especially so by a young friend °f° ar -^
dancing attendance upon her smiles, am 1
forbid) frowns. She is theonly Bearer or
ton Plant Banner. . p„
Then we have here from your city. ^
whose face gives us the key to her sou , ^
intelligent, accomplished and confidmg-
Hebe; “she would, indeed, be the Liver