H.®. filing, Edifoir.
the empire state
is ruiiusuteb weekly,
rRItMS: TWO DOLLARS IN T ADVANCE, OR THREE DOL
EARS AFTER SIX MONTHS, PER ANNI'M.
*®-dffice up-stairs over W. R. Phillips & Co.,©*
Advertisements are inserted at One Dollar per square for
he first insertion, and Fifty Cents per square for each in
A reasonable deduction will be made to those who adver
tise by the year.
All AJoerli-iements not otherwise ordered will be continu
ed till forbid.
Sales of Lands by Administrators, Executors or Guar
dians, are required bv law to be held on the first Tuesday
~n the month, between the hours of 10 in the forenoon and
3 in the at the Court House, in the county in
which the Lain} is situated. Notice of these sales must he
“piren in a public Gazetto forty days previous to the day of
Sales of Negroes must be made at public auction on the
first Tuesday of t.lie mouth, between the usual lion.is of sole,
tet the place of public sales in the county where the Letters
Testamentary, or Administration, or Guardianship may
have been granted—first giving forty days notice thereof in
one of the public Gazettes of the State, and at the Court
where such sale is to he held.
Notice for the sale of Personal Property must be given in
like manner, forty days previous to the day of sale.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors of an Estate, must be
published forty days.
Notice that application will be made to the Court of Or
dinary for leave to sell Laud, must be published for two
Notice for leave to sell Negroes must be published two
onths before any order absolute shall be made thereon by
Citations for Letters of Administration must 1 1 publish
ed thirty days ; for Dismission from Administration, month
iy six months ; for Dismission from Guardianship, forty
Notice for the foreclosure of Mortgage must he publish
ed monthly for four months ; for publishing Lost Ta
ipers, for the full space of three months ; for compelling ti
-las from Executors and Administrators, where a bond has
1 een given by the deceased, for the space of three months
‘L I ■■
J. A. 3. WILLIAMS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TT7TI.L practice its the Counties composing the Flint
VY Circuit. By permission, refers to Hon. Hiram War
fir, Greenville ; Levi M. Adams, Greenville ; Hon. G. J
■Green, Griffin ; 11011. James 11. Stark, Griffin ; Rev. Will
iam Moseley, Griffin.
June 2nd* 1856 C ly.
JOSEPH A. THRASHER, JAMES M. IIAMBRICK
THRASHER & IIAMBRICK,
ATTORNEY ‘s A T L A W
April 30, 1856 1 ly
F. W. A. DOYLE, R. R. KANSONE.
DOYLE & RANSONE,
ATTOIINEY S A T L A W,
April 16, 1856 50 3m
L- T. DOYAL, G. M. NOLAN.
I)OYAL & NOLAN,
ATTORNEYS A T L A W,
Ate I>. 11 o ugli, Georgia.,
WILL practice iu the counties of Henry, Fulton, Fay
ette, Coweta, Spalding, Butts, Monroe and Newton
#3“ Reference—Themselves, “Sj*
April 2, 1856 43....1y
Q . C . GRICE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW ,
May 16, 1856......3...... ts.
JAMES H. STARK, *
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
WILL practice in the Courts of the Flint Circuit, and
in the Supreme Court at Atlanta and Macon.
Feb. 13, 1856....41....1y
JARED IRWIN WHITAKER,
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
Office front Rooms, over John R. Wallace & Bros., corner
of White Hall and Alabama streets,
January 30,1856 ts
W. L. GORDON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
January 30, 1856 39 ly
A T TO R N E Y AT L A W,
Jackson, Butts County, Georgia.
May 3, 1855. ts
DANIEL & DISMUKE,
Attorneys at Law,
Will practice in the District Court of the United States
L. R. DANIEL, F. B. DIBMUKE.
May 3,1855. ts
YV. POPE JORDAN,
Attorney at Law,
WFLL practice in all the counties of the Flint Circuit.
May 3,1855. ts
J. H. MANGHAM,
Attorney at Law,
May 3, 1855-ly 1
WM. H. F. HALE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
July 4, 1855. 9-ts
A D. NUNN ALLY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
June, 27,1855. lj-
UNDERWOOD, HAMMOND & SON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
WILL give personal attention to all business entrusted
to their management, and attend the Sixth Circuit
Courtof the United States, at Marietta, the Supreme Court
at Macon and Decatur, and the Superior Courts in Cobb,
Morgan, Newton, DcKalb, Fulton, Fayette, Spalding, Pike,
Cass, Monroe, Upson, Bibb, Campbell, Coweta, Troup,
Whitfield and Gordon, in Georgia, and Hamilton county,
(Chattanooga,) in Tennessee. May 3,1855. ts
W. L. GBICE, WM. S. WALLACE.
GRICE & WALLACE,
ATTORFEYS AT LA W,
PERSONS intrusting business to them may rely on their
fidelity, promptness and care. Dec. 10, ’55-33-Iy.
liARTRELL & GLENN,
attorneys at law,
IT TILL, attend the Courts in the Counties of Fulton, De-
VY Kalb, Fayette, Campbell, Meriwether, Coweta, Car-
Mi,’ Henry,’Troup, Heard, Cobb, and Spalding.
Lucius J. Gartrell, Luther J. Gj.enn,
Formerly of Washington, Ga.! Formerly of Me Done ugh, Ga.
May IS, 1866. 3tf
HfS changed his residence and office to the first lot he
low Mrs. Reeves’ Boarding House, on the east side of
the Railroad, nearly opposite the Freight Depot, where he
may be found at all times ready to attend to calls, except
when professionally engaged.
Griffin, Ga., May 3,1855- ly
HAYING associated himself in the practice of Medicine
and Surgery, with Dr. WM. M. HARDWICK, would,
by this means, introduce him to the confidence and patron
age of the community, satisfied that they will find him wor
thy and well qualified to fulfil all the duties incumbent on
him as a Physician—under the firm, name and style of
HARD WICK & BROWN,
esrDuring the absence of Dr. Brown, Di. Hardwick wil
always be found in the Office, unless professionally engaged
WM. M. HARDWICK, 11. W. BROWN.
Griffin, May 14, 1856 3....tf
. DR. D. M. WILLIAMS,
RESIDENT P H Y S I C I AN,
6S_Offkeon Hill Street, over Banks’Boot & Shoe Store.
May 3, 1855. ts
TENDERS liis professional sendees as a Physician and
Surgeon, to the citizens of Griffin and vicinity.
IBS'Office on the same floor with the Empire State,“©a
Griffin, March 5, 1856 44... .ly
SCIRRHUS BREAST can he CURED
Let the Public Read!
IN mercy to the afflicted, and the gratitude and high opin
ion 1 entertain of DR. MOSELEY as a Surgeon and Phy
sician, I deem it my duty to mention the case of my wife,
hoping at the same time that all persons similarly afflicted,
may be benefitted by it. In the first part of this year, my
wife had several small lumps make their appearance in her
breast; they continued to increase in size, until the. whole
breast became a diseased mass, and very painful. I procured
the best medical aid in the city of Rome,and notwithstanding
the earnest and faithful attention of our most skillful physi
cians, she continued to grow worse and worse, until they
gave the case up as incurable, and advised amputation. 1
was advised by many of my friends, to visit I)r. Moseley, of
Griffin, Ga., which 1 did, and, astonishing as it may seem,
he bail her entirely cured within one month, and she is note
in goed health! i would advise all who are afflicted with
Scirrhus, and Cancerous affections to visit the Doctor with
out delay, as I am satisfied by experience and observation,
that he is the .most skillful physician in theSoutliern States,
in the treatment of that horrible disease—cancer.
WM. H. MITCHELL,
M. E. MITCHELL,
Daughter of J. W. Bradbury, Rome, Ga.
Rome, Ga.. October 25, 1854, 5-ly
j. THIS large and commodious Hotelis now
Tit i"* opeii for the accommodation of the public. The
jlKfurniture is new, and the rooms comfortable and
well ventilated. The table will at all times be
supplied with the best the market affords, and
no pains will be spared to render the guest comfortable. 1
also have in connection with the house, the large and roomy
stable, formerly occupied by W. S. Birge, by which stock
can and will be well taken care of.
R. F. M. MANN, Proprietor.
Griffin, Feb. 13, 1856... .41... .ts
/SUYfiPfofr The undersigned being flic Con
tractor to transport the U. States
Mail on routes, Nos. 6339 and 6340,
takes this method of informing
the public generally, that lie will run his Hack as follows :
Leave Griffin Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays via Erin,
Warnesville, Jones’ Mills, Greonville and Mouhfville—ar
rive at LnGrange the same days. Leave LaGrange Tues
days,Thursdays and Saturdays via the places above men
tioned—arrive at Griffin the same days. Leave Griffin
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays via Zebulon and Fiat
Shoals, and arrive at Greenville the same days. Leave
Greenville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays via the pla
ces above mentioned, and arrive at Griffin the :ame days.
1 will further add. that 1 have good teams and sober dri
vers, who will spare no pains in making passengers com
sortable, and put them through in good time, at very mode
rate prices. R. F. M. MANN, Proprietor and Contractor
Feb. 13, 1856....41....tf
SASH M A KING!!
THE subscriber takes pleasure in announ-~
cing to the citizens of Griffin and
rounding country, that he still continues the
business of CARRIAGE and CABINET Making. CARRIA
GES, BUGGIES, and WAGONS made to order at short no
tice. A few of the best made Buggies always on hand.
He has recently added to his establishment the business ot
SASH MAKlNG—cheap, and good as the best.
: :'S.: ‘SraJldl “S! L c .
scs, newstvle. He will be found at his old stand, always
ready towait upon Lis customers. Give him a call.
Griffin, Aug. 29,1855... .18... .ts
J. F.. WILLIAMS JNO. HIIEA,. .... . WM. M. WILLIAMS.
J. E. WILLIAMS & CO.,
Sticcessors to J. E. IVillialtis,
General Commission Merchants,
AND DEALERS IN
GRAIN, BACON. LARI), FEATHERS, and TEN
NESSEE PRODUCE, GENERALLY,
Decatur Street, near the “Trout House,” Atlanta, Ga.
KS~ Letters of inquiry, iu relation to the Markets, <tc.,
promptly answered. May 16,1855.-3tf
U L. WRIGHT,
EXCHANGE BROKER ,
WILL attend to collections entrusted to him, and remit
promptly, at current rates of Exchange: buy and sell
uncurrcnt Bank Notes, Coin, &c. The highest cash price
paid for Bounty Land Warrants. tfW Apply: > W. C.
Wright, Griffin, Ga., for sale of Land Warrants.
REFERENCES.—John Thompson, Banker, N0.2, Wall
street, and Carhart, Buo. & Cos., New York ; Converse
,t Cos., New Orleans, Atlanta, May 16, ’55 ts
BEING left alone in the mnnagemet of this Institution for
the present, the rates of tuition will be as follows :
Ist Term. 2d Term.
For Spelling, Reading, Writing, &c 10 00 8 00
For Arithmetic, Geography,Grammar, Ac. .12 00 10 00
For Algebra, Philosophy, Geometry,&c 14 00 12 00
For Latin, Greek, Trigonometry, Ac sl6 00 sl4 00
B_No extra charges, except for damage to the College
The first term will close about the 4th of July.
The second term will begin on the 4tli of August, and
cjose about the last of November. J. M. CAMPBELL.
Griffin, Feb. 13, 1856... .41... ts
D. L. GORDON, Proprietor.
Januafy 30th, 1856. .39. .ly.
BUSINESS STAND IN ATLANTA FDR SALE.
I will sell my store and stand, at the corner of Waite Hal
and Mitchell Streets, at a fair price, for cash, or on rea
sonable terms, to a prompt and punctual purchaser. Call
and look,as lam making a change in my business. If L
was going to continue in the mercantile business, I would
not dispose of it at any price. W. W. ROARK.
Atlanta, March 19, 1856 45 ts
LU WISER 1 LS WISES 1 !
GAULDING’S STEAM MILL.
THE subscriber having leased the above Mill, being an
experienced Macliinest, and having supplied hiniseli
with a learge quantity of the best pink timber, hoping to
e able at short notice/to furnish those with lumber, who
may favor him with their orders—orders left with A. A.
Uaulding, or A. B. Dulin, afe Griffin, wall receive prompt
Jan. Bth. 1856. JAMES W. MOORE.
“ It'o (Kill qjj fifiq coqid'jds oi|'r flotocrs —Jljc toiiole Boqilqcrif is ©ill's.”
GRIFFIN, ‘GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1856.
From the Mississippian & State Gazette.
The, Record of Millard Fillmore, the Know
Nothing Candidate for the Fresidency.
From among tlie candidates for the Presi
dency, there are two who will receive the votes
of Southern men, James Buchanan, the candi
date of the Democracy, and Millard Fillmore,
the nominee of the Southern fragment ?f the
Know Nothing Order.
Premising that to the people of the South
the slavery question is the paramount issue of
the canvass, and that Mr. Buchanan occupies
a Platform whose guarantee come fully up to
the requirements of the most ultra and exact
ing pro-slavery man, and that his record is
without blemish, we will proceed to examine
the record of Mr. Fillmore, and to prove by
indisputable and undeniable facts* from official
sources, that in this great emergency, while his
platform is admitted to be insufficient by many
of his Southern supporters, he himself is not
fit to be trusted by Southern men of either
party. His record we will bring down from
the commencement of his political career to his
letter accepting the nomination of the frag
mentary portion of the Order, of which he is
a sworn member :
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1838.
Mr. Atherton rose and asked leave to sub
mit the following resolutions :
Resolved, That this government is a govern
ment of limited powers, and that by the Con
stitution of the United States, Congress has
no jurisdiction whatever over the institution of
slavery in the several States of the Confedera
Resolved, That petitions for the abolition of
slavery in the District of Columbia, and the
Territories of the United States, and against
the removal of slaves from one State to anoth
er, are a part of a plan of operations set on
foot to effect the institution of slavery in the
several States, and thus indirectly to destroy
that institution within their limits.
Resolved, That Congress has no right to da
that indirectly which it cannot do directly ;
and that the agitation of the subject of slavery
in the District of Columbia, or the Territories,
as a means, and with the view, of disturbing or
overthrowing that institution in the several
States, is against the true spirit and meaning
of the Constitution, an infringement of the
rights of the States effected, and a breach of
the public faith upon which they entered into
Resolved, That the Constitution rests on the
broad principle of equality among the members
of this Confederacy, and that Congress, in the
exercise of its acknowledged power, has no
right to discriminate between the institutions
of one portion of the States and anothen with
the view of abolishing the one and promoting
Resolved therefore, That all attempts on the
part of Congress to abolish slavery in the Dis
trict of Columbia or the Territories, or to pro
hibit the removal of slaves from State to State,
or discriminate between the institutions of one
portion of the Confederacy and another, with
the views aforesaid, are in violation of the Con
stitution, destructive of the fundamental prin
ciple on which the Union of these States rests,
and beyond the jurisdiction of Congress ; and
that every petition, memorial, resolution, pro
position or paper, touching or relating in any
way, or to any extent whatever to slavery, as
aforesaid, or the abolition thereof, shall, on the
presentation thereof, without any further ac
tion thereon, be laid upon the table, without
being debated, printed or referred.
The introduction of the resolutions being ob
jected to at this time—
Mr. Atherton thereupon moved a suspension
of the rules.
Mr. Adams and Mr. Cushman simultaneous
ly demanded the yeas and nays ; which, being
ordered, were yeas 137, nays 06, as follows:
Yeas. —Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Ather
ton, Banks, Beatty, Beers, Beirne, Bicknell,
Birdsall, Broadhcad, Buchanan, Bynum, John
Calhoun, Camberleng, Wm B‘Campbell, John
Campbell, Carter, Chambers, Cheatham, Clow
ney, Coles Conner, Clabb, Craig, Crockett,
Clary, Cushman, Date son, Deberry, DeGraff,
Dromgoole, Elmore, Farrington, Fairfield, Fry,
Foster, Gallup, James Garland, Bice Garland,
Glascock, James Graham, Grantland, Grant,
Gray, Griffin, Hammond, Hame, Harlan, Har
rison, Haws, Hawkins, Holt, Haynes, Holsey,
Howard, Ilubley, Wm H Hunter, R M T
Turner, T B Jackson, Jabez Jackson, Joseph
Johnson, Henry Johnson, Wm C Johnson, N
Jones, John W Jones, Keim,Kemble,-K1 ingen
smith, Lewis, Logan, Loomis, Lyon, Mallory,
Martin, May, McKay, Robert McClellan, A
McClellan, McClure, McKennan, Menefee,
Mercer, Miller, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan,
S W Morris, Murray, Noble, Palmer, Parker,
Paynter, Pearce, Peunybacker, Petrikin, Pick
ens, Phelps, Plumer, Pope, Pratt, Riley, Ilhett,
Rencher, Rives, Robertson, Rumsey, Charles
Shepperd, A H Shepperd, Shields, Sheplor,
Snyder, Southgate, Spencer, Stanley, Stuart,
Stone, Swearingen, Taliaferro, Thomas, Tay
lor, Titus, Toucy, Towns, Turney, Underwood,
Veil, Wagener, Webster, Weeks, John White,
Whittlesy, Sherrod Williams, J W. Williams,
J L Williams, Wise, Word, Ye 11.—137.
Nays. —Messrs. Adams, Averigg, Alexan
der, Ileman Allen, J W Allen, Bouldin, Briggs,
W B Calhoun, Cagey, Childs, Clark, Corwin,
Coffin, Cranston, Curtis, Cushing, Darlington,
Daves, Davies, l)unn, Edwards, Evans, Ewing,
Everett, R Fletcher, I Fletcher, FILLMORE,
Ghidings, Goode, Wm Graham, Grennell, Ha
ley, Hall, Harper, Hastings, Herod, Ingham,
Lincoln, Marvin, S Mason, Mitchell, C Mor
ris, Naylor, Noyes, Parmenter, Peck, Potts,
Putnam, Raridcn, Randolph, Reed, Ridgway,
Robinson, Russell, Saltonstall, Sergeant, Sib
ley, Smith, Slade, Stratton, Tillinghast, Toland,
A S White, Yorke.—GO.
So the rules were suspended.
[By the above vote it will be seen that Mil
lard Fillmore voted with such unquestioned
Abolitionists as Joshua R. Giddings, John Q.
Adams, Thomas Corwin, and others, and in
opposition to the members from Georgia, as
well as the entire South.]
The question was taken on the first resolu
tion, and it was adopted—yeas 198, nays 6.
The question on the second resolution was
then taken, and it was adopted—yeas 186,
nays 65—Fillmore voting in the negative.
The third resolution was then read, when
Mr. Bond called for a division of the qifes
tion, so as to take the vote first on the follow
ing branch only-:
Resolved, That Congress has no right to do
that indirectly which it cannot do directly.
The vote being so taken, resulted in the af?
firmative —yeas 173, nays 30—Fillmore in the
So the first branch of the third resolution
The second branch being read,
The question was then taken, and resulted
also in the affimative—yeas 164, nays 40 —
Fillmore again la the negative.
So the third resolution was adopted, and the
fourth was taken up.
Mr. Lincoln called for a division of the ques
tion on this’resolution, so as to take it first on
the following branch :
Resolved, the Constitution rests on the
broad principle of equality among the members
of this Confederacy.
Such a division being accordingly ordered,
the vote thereon resulted affirmatively—yeas
180, nays 26—Fillmore in the affirmative.
The second branch of this resolution was al
so agreed to —yeas 174, nays 24 —Fillmore in
Mr. Randolph called for a division at the
word “Congress,” in the sth line of the sth re
solution, which was ordered.
The first branch of the proposition was
adopted—yeas 146, nays 52—Fillmore in the
Mr. Potts moved to lay the second branch
on the table, on which motion,
Mr. Craig demanded the yeas and nays,
which being ordered, were—yeas 85, nays 129
—Fillmore in the affirmative.
So the motion to lay on the table was de
cided in the negative.
The second branch of the last proposition
was then agreed to —yeas 126, nays 78—Fill
more in the negative. [See Congressional
Globe, page 27, 28 ; House Journal, page 51
to 64 inclusive.]
Mr. Bynum, the champion of the Democra
cy from North Carolina, in defending the above
resolutions, said, “I pray every Southern man
to examine these resolutions ; read them over
and over again, one by one, and to say if they
were not sufficiently strong to secure every
Southern interest, while they particularly fore
bore to encroach on the rights of any other
portion of the Union.”
Yet Mr. Fillmore voted against all these re
solutions except the first, anil the first branch
of the fourth.
On the 13th of December, Mr. Wise asked
leave to submit the following resolutions, as
propositions containing his sentiments, and
what lie believed to be the real sentiments of
the whole South :
1. Resolved, That Congress has no power to
abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, or
in the Territories of the United States, wheth
er such power in the said District be exercised
“as a means, dr xcith the view of disturbing and
overthrowing slavery in the States ” or not.
2. Resolved, That Congress has no power to
abolish the slave trade, or prohibit the removal
of slaves between the States and the District
of Columbia or Territories of the United
3. Resolved, That Congress cannot receive
or consider petitions for the exercise of any
power whatever over the subject of slavery
which Congress does not possess.
4. Resolved, That the laws of Congress alone
govern in prescribing and regulating the mode
and manner in which fugitive slaves shall be
apprehended, and their rights to freedom held
in the non-slaveholding States, District of Co
lumbia and Territories; and the mode and man
ner in which they shall be restored or delivered
to their owners in the slave States.
5. Resolved, That Congress has no power
to impose upon any State the Abolition of sla
very in its limits, as a condition of admission in
to the Union.
6. Resolved, That the citizens of the slave
holding States of this Union have the constitu
tional right voluntarily to take their slaves to
or through a non-slaveholding State, and to so
journ or remain temporarily with such slaves
in the same, and the slaves .are not thereby ip
so facto emancipated; and the General Gov
ernment is constitutionally bound to protect the
rights of slaveholding States; and the laws of
non-slaveholding States in conflict with the laws
of Congress providing such protection, are null
Several members said, “object to them.”
Mr. Rives did so, and Mr. Wise moved a
suspension of the rules calling for the yeas and
nays; which being ordered, were, yeas 118,
nays 96, Fillmore in the negative. [See Con
gressional Globe, page 33, House Journal,
So the motion to suspend was decided in the
On the same day Mr. Slade asked leave to
submit the following :
Whereas, there exists, and is carried on be
tween the ports in the District of Columbia and
other ports of the United States, and under the
sanction of the laws thereof, a trade in human
beings whereby thousands of them are annual
ly sold and transported from said District to
distant parts of the country, in vessels belong
ing to citizens of the United States; and, where
as, such trade involves an outrageous violation
of human rights, is a disgrace to the country
| by whose laws it is sanctioned, and calls for the
immediate interpretation of legislative authori
ty for its suppression; therefore, to the end that
all obstacles to the consideration of this subject
; may be removed, and a remedy for the evil
i Resolved, That so much of the fifth of the
resolutions on the subject of shivery, passed by
’ this House on the J. Ith and 12tli of this month
as relates to the “removal of slaves from State
i to State,” and prohibits the action of the House
on “every petition, memorial, .resolution, pro
position or paper touching’? the same, be, and
•Objections being made, Mr. S. moved a sus
pension of the rules, and demanded the yeas,
and nays; which, being ordered, were yeas, 55,
nays 157; Fillmore voting in the affirmative.
So the House refused to suspend the rules.
[See Congressional Globe, page 99, House Jour
nal, page 75.
Oil the* 31st December, 1839, first session,
| 26th Congress, Mr. Coles moved a suspension
of the rules for the purpose of offering the fol
Resolved, That every petition, memorial,
resolution, proposition or paper, touching or re
lating in any way, or to any extent whatever,
to the abolition of slavery in the States of this
Union, or either of them, or in the District of
Columbia, or in the Territories of the United
States, or either of them, or the removal of
slaves from one State to another, shall, on the
presentation thereof, without any further action
thereon, be laid upon without being
debated, printed, or referred.
Upon which the yeas and nays were called;
and were, yeas 87, nays 84; Mr. Fillmore in
the negative. [See Congressional Globe, page
93; House Journal, page 153.
On the 13th of January, 1840, Mr. Lincoln,
of Massachusetts, presented petitions praying
for the abolition of slavery and the slave trade
in the District of Columbia, and in the Territo
ries of the United States.
Mr. Cave Johnson moved to lay the ques
tion of reception on the table, which was deci
ded in the affirmative; yeas 131, nays, 88. Mr.
Fillmore voting in the negative. [See Con
gressional Globe, page 119; House Journal,
In relation to the presentation of such peti
tions, Mr. Bynum, of North Carolina, in a
speech made by him, referred the Southern men
to the source from whence those Abolition pe
titions came; nine-tenths of which, by reference
to the clerk’s files, had been presented to that
nouse by Whigs of the North.
Mr. B. said if there was any doubt in the
minds of Southern people as to who were and
who were not Abolitionists in that House, they
need only refer to the speeches and the votes
of its members. If they wanted further evi
dence, he would refer them to the remarks of
a certain member of this House who/diaracter
ized the Northern Democrats—who usually
vote for preserving the constitutional obliga
tions imposed on them, and who are opposed
to an interference with the rights of the South
—as “Southern slaves.” He would refer them
to the remark made by a certain Abolitionist
of the House, [Mr. Peck,)when the vote was
about being taken on laying Mr. Cole’s resolu
tion on the table, “now come up you Southern
slaves and show yourselves.” Yes sir, this was
the language applied to these patriotic high
minded men, who regard their constitutional
obligations to the South, who are for giving
quiet to the North on this exciting subject, and
for preventing a servile and dessolating
On all occasions upon this subject, we find
Mr. Fillmore voting with Mr. Peck.
On the 14th, Mr. Thompson, of South Car
lina, moved a suspension of the rules to enable
him to offer the following resolution :
Resolved, That upon the presentation of any
memorial or petition praying for the abolition
of slavery or the slave trade in any District,
Territory or State of the Union, and upon the
presentation of any resolution or paper, shall
be considered as objected to, and the question
of its reception shall be laid upon the table with
out debate, or further action thereon.
The question was taken on the motion to
suspend the rules, and the negative;
yeas 123; nays 77; there not doing two-thirds
voting in the affirmative. Fillmore in the neg
ative. [See Congressional Globe, page 121;
House Journal, page 206.
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
[From the Constitutionalist.]
Tlc Philadelphia Nominations—
llow received I>y Southern Know
We have heretofore published protests and
repudiations of the action of the Know Noth
ing Convention at Philadelphia, from various
Southern men of that party. Enough has been
made apparent to- prevent even the most hope
ful among that organization at the South, from
indulging very flattering anticipations. Tho’
we occasionally see notices of a “Great Ratifi
cation Meeting,” “Grand Demonstration,”
“Enthusiastic Rally,” “The People Moving,”
&c.; these flaming announcements deceive no
body. Never was there a movement aspiring
to be national, or assuming for a purpose the
garb of nationality so poorly encouraged, so
faintly cheered, so gingerly praised even by
its professed friends. At the South, it has the
most comfortless of prospects. It has come
but to distract the Councils and confuse the
ranks of the Know Nothings. It will result in
their utter disorganization.
That party, like a disabled ship, that after
drifting about helplessly and hopelessly, having
lost its reckoning has split on a rock in trying
to find an anchorage. It is fast going to piec
es. The names of Fillmore and Donaldson
have no potency in keeping the fragments to
The latest pieces ‘of the wreck that have
floated by, come from the direction of Alaba
ma. They are furnished by the Alabama State
Sentinel, in a letter of two non-attending dele
gates to the Philadelphia Convention, Mr.
Alex. White and Mr. George I). Shortridge.
We extract the first portion to show what is
thought by them of the character of the craft
on which the political fortunes of Fillmore and
Donaldson are embarked.
Letter from Alex. YVliite and Judge
Mr. Hardy .-—Being, one of us a member
of the late State Convention of the American
party (of Alabama) at Montgomery, and the
other having publicly ratified and approved the
action of that convention since the adjournment,
and being both of us delegates appointed by
that convention to the National Convention of
the American payty, we deem it a duty to
make public our views in reference to the Con
vention and its proceedings lately assembled in
By a resolution of the Montgomery Conven
tion the Hon. Percy Walker and Wm. 11.
Smith were appointed delegates to represent
the American party of Alabama in the contem
plated National Convention of the 22d Feb.,
and were instructed to exert all their influence
to postpone the Convention for nominating a
President and Vice President of the United
States till the 4th of July next.
This particular and earnest request of the
Convention grew out of the wish and belief of
its members, that a full and entire representa
tion of the American party of the United
JcHtis— s2,oo, In
States could be had in the National convention
in July, and the fear that neither, could be had
in February, The result has justified the ap
prehensions. The Convention of the 30th, (or
the two Conventions as nominally designated,)
met, refused to adjourn till July, adopted a new
Platform and nominated candidates for the
Presidency and Vice Presidency. In this Con
vention Georgia, North and South Carolina,
Alabama, Mississippi and Texas were not Rep
resented at all, and Virginia by six, Missouri
four, Louisania four, Arkansas two, and Flori
da one delegate. The States of New York
and Pennsylvania together had more delegates
in the convention than the whole South.
The platform of principles which i.-ymt forth
by this Convention is the platform of the Amer
ican party of the United States, ignores the
question of slavery. It no where mentions it.—
It does not leave plausible ground for a belief
that it is the design or wish of the party to up
hold the rights of the slaveholding States in
our territories, and leaves it a debatable ques
tion whether it will protect it where it exists.
Descending from, the high ‘national ground ta
ken by the American party in June, it plants
itself upon a sectional platform, which does not
even design to resort to the equivocal to temper
to the South its contemptuous disregard of her
Constitutional rights, or palliate the cold in
difference with which it is proposed to offer
her up an unresisting sacrifice to the Moloch
There was a moral sublimity in the position
taken by the American party in June which is
only equalled by the moral debatement of the
Convention of February, at Philadelphia. Our
position, then, was impregnable, and firm as
the surge-beaten rock, for it was founded, upon
justice, equality, and truth. It. commanded
respect even where it did not receive assent. —
It 101 l graceful as the light of Heaven upon
the ungenerous wound and prejudices itself was
fast dissolving beneath its happy influences.—
It was a splended example of noble action and
patriotic devotion— a national party, a national
‘platform . Loosing themselves from all party
bonds, suppressing all sectional feeling, then
planted themselves upon the Constitution and
the Union, and gave the South, beset as she
was by foes at home and enemies abroad,, the
assurance that this great national party would’
throw around her the a?gis of its strength.
Now the picture is reversed and another face
is presented, which looks alone to the North.’
The party which first became a truly national
party, now becomes a Northern sectional party
and must soon degenerate into a fusion with
the fanatics who have stood the tempest be
neath whose force the Convention of the 22d
of February was prostrated. .
What can be done, by us as Americans and.
as Southerners, willing and resolute, to main
tain the rights of the land which gave us birth,
and preserve the honor and welfare of our
country ? Can we follow, can we taint the air
of a Southern land by flinging to its embrace
a banner which dare proclaim no southern
rights ? Insult our people by advocating l>c
fore them the claims of men who will not, who
dare not say to them “that we will protect you
from the assaults of the abolitionsts ? Say to
them that we will thus give the go-by to prin
ciple sacred as freedom and valuable as life to
to the people of the South ? And this for
what ? That we may secure a temporary and
transient success, and which must recoil upon
us with crushing and deadly force.
“If it would not be deemed presumptuous.,
we would suggest that there is yet hope for
the American party. That by holding a Na
tional Convention in July, and taking strong
emphatic constitutional grounds, and selecting
national men for our candidates, we can pre
serve the integrity of our government, and the
safety of our people. The virtue of Americans
is yet uncorrupted, their patriotism is yet un
shaken, and an appeal to them in this dark
hour of the Republic will not be in vain.”
The great obstacle to the realization of this
hope is the want of material sufficient to form
a national party, at all respectable in members.
That there are many Know Nothings in , the
country whose virtue is incorporated, and whose
patriotism is unshaken, and unquestionably
true. Especially in’ the South is there a large
and highly respectable body of citizens who
deserve this description But they cannot pre
sent a platform on which they would lie willing
to place the interests and honor of. their, own
section, which will rally to it any efficient
support from their Northern sympathizers.—
The experience of the past year, and especially
of this late Philadelphia Convention, abundant
ly prove this. This Northern Know Nothings
agree with them in their peculiar tenets, with
reference to Roman Catholics and foreigners,
but agree with them in nothing else, live
Southern Democrats oppose these tenets, but
agree with them in most essential points of di
rect practical importance at this time to the
South The Northern and Southern Demo
crats can come together in harmony of opin
ion upon these points, and stand upon a com
mon platform. If that does not offer a nation
al organization, in which Southern men can
unite, there is no other which can preserve the
integrity of our government and the safety of
our people. Let them give the democratic
party a trial, and give it their aid and influence
these ends. If it fails, it will be a matter of
small moment, what becomes of the peculiar
issues raised by Know Nothiugism in our coun
try. 1f it succeed, and the perilous storms of
the present juncture are safely weathered, then’
the South cah bettor spare time and thoughts
to the foreign immigration and Roman Cathol
Judge Ormond, of Alabam.
After the conclusion ot a speech by Mr. Yan
cy, at Tuscaloosa, last week, Judge Ormond
aroso and declared himself for Buchanan. The
Judge was fomerly on the Supreme Court
Bench of Alabama* The Tuscaloosa Mohtiot
It. N , says: 1
He has been a veteran Whig, and it was a
matter of astonisKmeuit to many that he Could
desert Fillmore whom he once so cordially sup
ported. We, ourself, had been “surprised atitf
bit we no longer felt so when We heard the
Judge proudly announce that he believed that
Filmore himself would soon decline the race,
and come out in favor of Buchanan ! The gist
of the Judge's arrangement was “sectional
issues,” “South in danger,” “Buchanan the
only safety“ Filmore not available,”