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The western Democrat. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1852-1870, August 12, 1856, Image 1

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A Family Paper, devohd io State Intelligence, the News of the World, Political Inf.irmation, Soutliefn Kia^lits, A«:riculture, Literature, and Ml'jceliany. ‘J F.DITOU AND IMMil'TMFTOR. CHARLOTTE, MECKLENBURG COUNTY, KORTH CAROLINA. $2 PEH ANNUM III Advance. ^^XXioo oxx lVl£Xii:i. S'tX'OO't. ONE DOOR SOUTH OF SAXFR’S H'JTEL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, VOU^K 5. N i: M B K U 4. ox^xr*ioE OF 1 III: ’ 'omocvrtf ^vor.forn e TER vlio OF THiJ PAPi.R: !iio Dollars a near, in liibaiitc. ^xxcl DUOUS SOUTH OF T(1E MANSION (harlot to. CV' HOUSE, Till-: VOIC'i: »F I iiiduhitiiMy show the t>f th«*se loviiifj ju>tic(* uiid wishing (‘qualriirhts to | ^ rriTTT-. cr-iTT^CT r?Tr>CT3/->TVT crimes; six victims, who-e butlit-s have ' o:ioli State ami scrtion *)f th»> Union—we ' ijEj 1 1 11 Hi 1 found, f.-li in tlint massacre, besides call on the iu)n(*st free State man, who, sick j Appeal of the Lau^nd Order Party of f*»r other-^ missin-from the lUM-libMrlMu.d nt‘the u:xitution ami htrite hrewed by the | ' rn ■ 1 ■ r- 1 ■ r ii"t vet heard from. Uf the six, «uie Kh.)lit»oui-ts. desires the restoration ot hnvxns lernlonj. to their friends m the ^as Allen Wilkinson. Esq., a member of, peace and quiet to tlie country. avd to the Laic-Abiding People of the'r«-rritorial Legislatiir* nnd pO'tintister Mtlv vi'itcd ''ro:a t!;e fM !rv I'f (len. 1 A •■rANl'lT Xeu- York, and t?c- 1 iiiid fl. Ljaut i>;-iice, K.'fj., or ; t ■ I',x('Cute \ ITM . J a ^ F T » JLLl MJ VVINT; ntadf inorr extensive pn itaratlotis for till' M;inut;ieture of iind lit' '.voiild r>'sj): cilully iiifiinn tin- citizfii.s of Xuilli Caroliiui, tlial hi' is now pri-pan d lt> tui- f.nni-h (■!' a s^.j.fiiur (jua;lty, of his vicn manufucturi, I ht t;i ' V'cry Lowest Possible Prices. ^Wctnitiarxs S2XCl^los n.v 1' aviiitr til' ir onl is, can b>- furnish d as low a.', tln-y can procmi' the sanic at thf North. A;i;i J.'), I'Ot;—li’ M. IIOWKLL. this ii\orkix(;. rq^lli: r^i-TH'd h.-s .y. r.. .viuiu Ills t'iaj.l;> ii. ilii- uiio t'i\i.i'i cl iiii'i with a call dur .li :; til'' la^: y« a:'; a. ■! h'- wmi'' . • / T.t u i y iiiionn lii ' iIm Ir liUi i ii)i\ d to dll' Machnu Sliup t'onii.'rly ('(''tipii d liy ]\b'ssrs. firoip' A- W'liV'iiam, ailji>lniuL>' Mr. ,1. li’udi^iU's am r;.i!i.t::-r M ;l!s, V'. luTi' in' is ]nrpai'i to cXi'eutf all wuik in hi; Kiii- as elira]> ami as good «s can Ii ■ dull. ,11 tin .'^lafi'. T{if2iin«-, ( iittinjjj Screv.s, Kepair- thc Union. Col. I’ffokd, 0X10 of the CoTnmitti'C, furuish- d ilie Eilitor of I). Bow'.s Ivi vit-w. thi* follov. ing doriiiTifiit cimtaininp an intt-nstinfr rev it w of Kansas Affairs, and an Appe al to the South in iavor of that abolition-riddi-n coiuitiy. The undersif'ued, at a recf*nt ineetijif; of the party, were coiistitnted a 'Committee, charfrt'd. iimon; *>thi r tilings, vviiii the pub lication of this address. 1 liat a state of in^tlrrection and civil war exift' anion;r us is uliiindantly e\ ident; the “law and order party” on the one side, op- pt>sed on the other by the abditionists, sent out and sustained by Kmijirant Aid St c'etifs of the North. A in itf review of the jioints at issue, imd their contrdlinfT cironmstiinces, m.-iy be use ful to justify thi.s our ajqieitl for aid. In territorial poli'ic-^. the question of free or slavi-State has swallowed Mpmcrv other. 'I'lie abolitionists on the other hand, in ac- cordence with their ('arly teachinj;, rejrard slavery as the greatest ] o-sible evils; they deem it a monstrous national crime, which tlieir fals(? tin orit's of t^overnment imiiute «‘(jual!v to e\ery portion of the con federacy, and thus believing theiii'elves individually res]ionsibl* for its existence, they fi‘( l l)ound ench to strug^rh* for its ovc'rthrow ; to such extremes have wicl;ed demafrogues stimula ted t! eir fauati'i'^m. that their jireVi rted consciences iiistifv any mode »>f warfan* a- g iii.-t slaveholders, however much in \ i(>- lation of 1,'iw, liowever destructi\f ot ])ro peitv or huinnn life, find liowevt*r atrocious- Iv w'cked it mav seem toothers; nav, manv ;7 HiC mui tltr ii •fan of them alreadv pt so far as to o]ipos(' all law, relii:ion. jn'opertv, order, and/ubor- i'i;- Uoileis and l]ni;iiH“s of all , dinatiofi amonc: men, ,‘i subversive of whiit tliey are ]di nsed to call man’s natural and And with them it i t:it>!i--hed i;ia>.iips(.1' Inisines..;. ; i:!'! i:> 1 I U ill.:: T-. Cl i:iviv>’ i:laxks , i siii;iMi'''-s .lo. ' I i'tiN.v TAI’.i.K.s’ .’(O. ; I.AKS. .>! \(.i.'''I i,A TKSMo. i 1 V I I -KXKVS’ (lo. ' (lixiiplions, Making and He- pairiiii^ Mill Spindles, Wood IMaiiKTs, Making Floi!p;hs, Iroii- iii;j; \\'aj;()ns; and in Ilorse-Stioe- iii;::, Slc., we will yield to no on ‘ for neat!i-''S. we;ir. and disliati ii. Jiitep- f -riir" Shin s .Si coiiiinon ditto I, ea.st- Vti- I till ,ol - ti e] plate .S'.’. I ai-it erecti d ; n Air i-'unince for m'-ml- j- r.,.-. '. w hii'ii ari'Vt I rs 1inr!\. Tiie ])nl»lic can i;i; i;.\i ri (T'n a.H'.i I'liiiipiisitiiill ('.'istiiiu's bv call- n.r a* t!. ‘ ;i''i)\i' cslalili-.liuii i.'t. and fiiini>}iin^ p.tf til !i'. ( )ld I Ive- - niflt ■(] iivi'r.!f :i retbit'ed jirici-, '\ ii!i mnrni ss and d spatcli. >id (.'oj-per and iJiuss wanted. S J. I’EKIiY. r'lnvInO,. ,T;ni. 1. I'.'r. — tf —m-o~m ’ ':-^-SJi.r3 i.iLi;?.iLCi.!E3 of § i. 1 ii \ AI.'^A A^'s 0\ IFAXI'. H- C'-rccutfii lo ?55t.'». .5. €!! 15!:;, 3 li-L'Z ^ O iy 1 'W T C arvia'' ■ '!!u:‘:«'t.^r Ha.! i-. 5!:oB?B:sra' f**ux\r this pnununii of inti'nnincr the xv'5s: . 1 J: 1^ ♦>«. cL- 1- Tii I'. b i-j. I-:*' 'I'ln; niLOHLN(;. siili'CrihiT amiiinnres 1 hi If ix' iirr.'i IIV, t il l I le is ii.iw ri r ivii.jj a l.ir^'e assurt- iiit II' !'• new ( assimeres I’f:\Ti.i\v.s’, !'>r O 'lit li iiii'ii’s \v :ir, :iiiI wil' ill |ii > tit, >r III o'f l )iM - it, St V 'ry >t n- t I), r im: \, r|’^AKi:s -H. [lublii: g. nt'valiy, and all iio int' iid j^oii p;- to Kansas in jianlcuU'.r, that he intends to con- tinsi'- till' Saddle and Hanu'ss Cu^iiics.N, At his oid stand, in Spr.n^.s’ ('onu r Ihiiidiii^, wli- re hi' int nd.s to k-ep l-.instantly on hand a .'lipiiiv .(1 tft Slvtyj ion. Ills fril'nusi aii! respi i'tfuily invited to call and supply th tns''lves. as evriy aitieie in liis line wii! l)f aff.jnl d on tlh' iiMst n asoniibli' terms. iCfll* \ I !t 3 %» d !!!'■ 't the shorti'sf notice and with u .Cn- ts and disjiaU'h. Ciliillultr, Feb.-Jti, I'Oti.—tf TO TSBi: IM IILEC. JIIAVK .Jl’ST Ki:(’i:iVKD and on’ned the l;i v:iri« 1 >t*M-k oi i)rn;;;s. Ileditints. ('Ii m- icah, Pai»t>:, Oils, Win- diMv (t’ass, Piilty. Dye- 'tulFs, Ferlunierv. Toilet A-tlCirS, \c. &C.tJ::^EVEU OFFEll- j,- hv pivin-the HI) IN THIS MAUKKT. .Vll of wliii li will l»c ;it c.rtrcmchj short piolits. tor CASH. I ilffij C MPE ."ITiON —111(1 if ylui want art'clc.s III my liiif*, ymi shrill in- .satisfied, both witii rc;^:i ni o [iriei- am) quality. tt n /7 7.i n w n .n.NM'LUV. W ' ^ i Knl ' I'K ii.,1 ir rd !.’i'S,e rl!nllv, iSjc II. W. I‘|{1 r II MM), ,D. I'tjltsale S' Ri'tail Dnisja^ist, h’ovv, >0 3. (-harli.ttr, May t>, IH.'G. — it m' ju)()Ks A'l'i '111'.'' fi.iin ■ a i'fh a.->«>it- 'aNhioiiaIih‘ Jewelry, * ■ I't 'V ! • h Will b-'Siiid low lu!'i‘;.'sh, I'!'i;i ; lioi't - ■ l.lliK'n d A :e ; 'riioNi \s trottf.r son Cu.T’c.itc, Jau - U‘. l'r>G—tf X^ox* ®n.lo AT THF CHARLOTTE BOOK STORE. I inherent equality. And with tbem it is no mere local |uestioii of whether slavery sliall exist in Kansas or not, but one of far widiT .s’crnifictinee—a question of wliether it shall exi't anvwl.ere in rhe Union. Ivansns they . justly re"ard a.*? tlie im're outpost iu the ' w!ir now beinr w.'tged between the iintago- nistic civilizations of the North and the ' South ; and winning this crri'at fmtpfist and stand-point. they riplitly think their mardi will be ot^en to anv (*asv connuest of the wl;oV fi(dd. If(>nce the extraordinary means . th(‘ abolitiiui ]iarty has adopted to llood Katisas witli the most fanatical and lawless portion of Nortliern society; tind lu'iice the , lavi'f* Pinns of mony flu v lia\'e exp(‘itded to ' .s r oiiiu' t'cir brother Mis.sonrians with ub- I noxion-^ and danirerous neixbbors. i On the other htiml. the ]>ro slaverv eh'- ment of the ‘ law and order party” in Kan- i ?as, h okinc to the llible. find sliivery or- ! dained of Cod; tliey til'd there, iis by our j law. s’averv made •■an inheritcince to them ! and tlu'ir chiMri'n fort'ver.” Loid;in;r to I Mir national census, and to all statistics , connected with the African race, and con- j-i’erincr. lo t, their ]diysical. intellectual, and moral natures, we see that .slavery is the African’s normal and ]>ro]X'r •'^tafe; since, in tii.it state, .hat race multiplies fa-'^ter. ha.^ more phy ii’al f-omfort. le^^' vice, and mere moral and intellectual jirogress thf.n in any otlu'r. ! We bidieve slavery the only school in which the deba-ed son of Ffam. by attrition with a higher r;iC('. cr.n be veiined and e1‘- i vnted ; we believe it a trust and rruardian- slnp criven ns of (lod for the good of both ; races. Without siic-ar. cotton anil chea]i Ciotl ing, can civilization maintain its pro- i gress? (’an these be sui>]died without shive- I i-y ? Xav. in the ah-cnee of slavery insti tutions, nnj-^t not social di'tinetions snper- yene among the free to the d('t’’iment of re publican equality ? This is no' mere pro perty qno'-tion. but a croat social and i^olit- i ical question of rac'es ; it i-^ not a question o^ whether A. or 1>. shall be owner, but 'f j whether the slave, still havinCT a mastec 1 sh.ill still he a workincT bee. ami not an idle i drone in th(‘ 1 i' r» ; r. o^e^tion of whether the ; South shall still be a land flowing' "'ith milk j and honey, or a land of mendicants and vnjr- aboiid'J; a great question of r.'ices ; a ques tion whether we slnill sink to the level of ! the frei'd African, and take him to the 'm brace of social and p«ditical equality and ■ fraternity—for such is the natural end of i nlxdition profrress. Fatiaticism must de- i fend it beneflciarii's—lirst. by sendmc: the federal army to protect them, and nltimate- the riii'ht to bear arms, vote, testii'v. make and admini-^ter laws—in short, the right to eat out our sub-tance. to pull ns down to their level, to taint our lilood. and bring ns to a degradation from liich no time can redeem us. Thus radi cal and marked the difference in tluMirv be tween tlie two parties, and not less so ^heir flitr‘rcnc(* In jnaeilee; «bile >%e. In irood faith, sustain and uplmld the laws, the aboli tionists on the (ither hand, in effect repu diate 'iiid set thc'in at defi.tt’ce ; with disloyalty they assert the invalidity of the territorial laws, while they render our na tional insignia only the mockery of a hol low respect : inde(>d, more than once, they ha\e ojienlv resisted the marsluil in the ser vice of jirocess. and. in sonn* ]dace«. their orgnnised armed resi'tance to the territorial la s is sn ovi'rwhi'lining that miiiist(‘rs of tlie law there never atttempt the discharfji' of their otlicial duties; they have re|.iidiar ed pavinent d’ taxes, and haveludd and pub at Shermaiiville; sick with the mea-les, for no other ofi’ence suve that of iieing a law iiiid order man, he was dragcr d at midnight from his bed. and from the side of :i sick and imploring wife, by i band “f ubolitiui as sassins, acting, as they said, in tlu- name of tlie great Northern armv ; within hear ing of tlie terror stricken wifi*, with fiendish barbarity, he was flayed alive, bis nose and *ars Wi're cut off, his s> itip torn from his head, and then he was stabiied througli the heart. Such is tlie'■•worn evidence bis wi dow lately tendert'd in estport befon* the t'ongres.-ional fnvestigiitiiiL’’ ('immittce.— It revealed ow the part of their friend' stu h a picture »( savage ferocity that that t’om- mittee Kir once blushed, and »-ven stultifii'd thi'iiJ-^tdvt's, riithiT than receive the testi nnmy as competent. They had alreadv re ceived and recorded the evidence if Par- de(^ lJutii‘r, testifying that since their aji ])ointineiit as Commissioners h^ had been tarred :.nd feathered for negro stetiling— but this decision tliey unblushingly rt*vM-s- ed, and er:ised th(> evidence rather than i>e forced to put against their friends this lior- ribli* tah' of the ()ss.'iwattamie murder up- 111 till' reconl. IJe-Ides Wilkinson, Win. Sherman iirid brother, and -Mr. Doyle and two sons, were proved to have been mur dered at their resp(>ctive liomes on the same night ami bv the s;imo hand ; one of the Doyles’ had also his lini^ers and arms ch.op- pel oil’ iiefore ho was fi;ially ilispatciied.— Incredible as these thin.";' may sei-:n. the}’ nmpiestiinahly happiMied in Kansas Terri tory in the Iatt‘r part f>f last month ; \ et what is more incredible, but not less true, is tlu' undeniable fact that the>(“ outrages are not. as some pretend, the niero e.xtra- v.igances cd' a few irri'spoiisible individuals, but on the contrary arc jii'tly chargeable to the abidition partv, as the legitimate fruit of their [>arly measures and party dis cipline, !ind as nalarallv resuitin.i; tVom the public tcjichings, advice und counstd of their cliief men and most distinguished leader.-?. The outrag(“S above .=p(*clfi.'d were pre ceded. iind up to the present time, Inive been followed by others uf :i !ike character and dictated by a like settled pfiruty on the [»art of our enemies to harrass and frighttm. by their deeds of horror, car friends tVoni their lionn*.- in the Territory. Undonbtidly this polic-y (a well settled narly sv.'tem) has die tilted the notices lately giv'en in all the di-^- turbed districts liy jirmed msirainling bands of abolitionist.-. t(j the law^ ami ortler men of tlieir respective nelghboriioods, immedi atidy to h*ave tlu-country on peril of death. Under such notic;es our friends e.liont!lick- or\- Point, and on Pottawiitt imie and liock creeks have all been driven out of tin* terri tory, their stores have been robbed, their cattle drivmi off, their houses l>urned, their lau'se:, stoliMi, and in some cases thev have been assassinated for daring to r‘turii ; — some too of these outrages liave b en per petrated under the very nose d' the United States Troops, who all the while assert tliat i all is piNlce und (]uii tnes, and that they j All have heard, through f 'These can be restored only by suppl\ ing the weaker and attacked section the mt*ans of future defence, in sectional equilibrium, or some eipiivalent measure. Fnnatirtil aggres.sion cannot be quieted by piving, but it may be bv taking atcay the power to eifect its ends. All fair minds who have looked this ques tion full in. th(' face, know and admit that it is not III' rely a«iuestionof vvbetlier Kan sas shall hiise i)i*como a sltive State or not, but a (j’lestion whether the South shall not b»“CM;me the victim of misguided phihinthro- jiy. 'That man or .State is deci ived that fondly trusts that these fanatics may st»]) at Kansas. 'To use that territory us the ! mere key to tin* future ’—rhe mere mean' I of ulti'rior operatifins against the whole | South—IS um]U(‘stionably the settled j)olicy | of the ultra ai>o]itioni>ts, tin* head and soul j of the !i;^;^r( ssion, and whose ojanions. in • the end, msfu leaven and control the ivhoh body—the whole mass that acts with them. 'The most convincing proof(if proofs were needed) of this was recently giv»*n before the (’ongressiomil Inv«“stigatiii" Committee. .Judge Math’ Mv Walker, a W_\ andott, nn unimpeachable witness, and most reliable man, tcstifii’d befort; tin* committee, tlmt bcd’ore the abolitionists sidected Lawrence as their centn; of operations, their leader. (Jov. Robinson, attempted to get a foothold for them in the Wyandott reserve, near the junction of the Kansas and .Missouri rivers; that in his negotiations for that purpose, liobinson finding it necessary to cumimjiii- cate their plans and objects, divulged to Walker (whom he then supposed a sympa- tliiser) that the ;il>olitionists were detennin- ed on winning Kansas at any co>t; that then having Mis.-ouri surrounded on three sides, tli‘y would begin tlieir assaults on her; and iis fast as oiio State gave way, iittack another, till the whole South was abolitionised. 'That this revelation was ac tually niadi*. the undersigned iiave uot the slightest donlit; and we .ire equally confi dent that in th.'it matter the abolition party was truly n'presented by Kobinson, who has always been their chief man and ac knowledged h-ader iii Kansas. It is widvdy ri'jiorted, and generally be lieved, that the northern !iboliti >nists are now raising large bodies of armed men, under mililary organi;iation and discipline, to be surreptitiously introduced ^ito the territo ry for the objects of driving out the pt.-ace- ablo iniiabitants. settinr thi! laws at defi mice, and o\ erwhelinin party at the decisive t lection for a Territo- riel Legislature to come olf on the first •Monday in October next. It is not impos sible they may partially succeed in their aims; their htbor.s to inflame the nortbum mind iire so incessvint, their faculty if mis- n'presentatioii i-^ so extraordinary—so fatal ly bent on misciiief. 'Their pap«-rs, for in- stanct', show up the Ossawattamie massacre as an outragi! if our own ; according to their account, *‘fiv(“ pro-slavc-ry men were hanging an abolitionist, when his five friends providentially came up and shot them in the Any coinmunications onr friends in the South iDHV lie i>leased to i'av »>r the under signed with, will reach ns niO't sa-'ely and eertaiiilv, if directed to us, at We.stport, Missouri. Funds contributed may be sent to tiur treasurer, A. G. IJoone, Esq., direct ed to Liin ut the snme place. DAVID 1{. ATCHISON, WM. II. I^USSELL. JOS. C. ANDEli.SON, A. G. BOOXK, P.. F. STR'NG FELLOW. J. IJUFOKD. June 21st, lS5(i. WKSTi'or.r. June 21, 1350. Col. Jefferson Buford : Dfar Sik : Vour colleiigues of the Com mittee appoiutt'd by the “law and ordi*r” party in Kansas to direct and control their Jiction, have uniinimously resolved to re quire you to proceed at once to the South for the purpose of presenting to the people of the .‘^o'lth the vital itnportanco of their earnest, early and efficient ai'tioii to defeat the lawless j>tirposes of the abolitionists. You can be of infniite p«-rvice to onr cause liy laying oefon* the people a correct c-xposition of the condition t)f the territory. With sentiments uf sincere regard, we ure vour friends, D. R. ATCHISON, A. G. HOONE, WM. H. RUSSELL. JOS. C. ANDERSON. 15. F. STRING FELLOW. Mr. T^uford is now on a tour thn^igh the Southern States, engaged in the dutiea a.s- siijiu d him by the fore:roin£; letter. TO THE l‘EOri-H OF THE SOUTH. [’’HE NEW rrilClIASE.or Eari.v Vn.AKs IN' rm' I’ vFv Wi'.sf—/{// liobrrt Carltor.. THE ADVEXTrUES OF HA.T.H BAT>A in Tuik. y. Persia, and Kussiu—Edited by Jumis ' Tished the proceedings of large public meet- life M MMIK SUBSr-MliE'; BfK.S l^av.'to ipff^rm I 's irietii!s and the piihlie genetaily, that 1. ■ IS 6ti I cdrryins: on th» ' :t *' •• i c •- ^1 ill aM iti various ’ ..iii'ties wi h all the incr*as**d facilities at- lor ' '(1 by in.ib*rn improvements. ' 'e na- now on ani! a larjt* numlii'r of fiUt*(JI K,• A - hlAiJF.'', HOOKA AY"', ^^c., rnade on thf rii i't approved sty >s out nf th** b»>st material, wini’h h* a>*kstlie insp>»ction of ptirchasfj'. IIIS t-stabiishments is on ('ollnge and De|' t Rtr**»»fq, where i.e will be glad to see liis frie.uSi. tohn iiiKxy Charlotte, July 28, 1855.-.-if Mu-ifr. I STAMIOPE r.URLEIOII. The .r,siiitrs in ; niir —Oil'* of till' most interesting Novels J tiiat Las bi'en v.Titten iu many y, urs—by Ihltn 1 [)k>i. i THE MC.'^ECM of K maikable and Interest- j ing Event.-^, ciintuining Historical Adviutures | an 1 Ihi'iil •»' = . j I HL AXCHE I)EAK\VOOD--.'i T.de ofModern : I Lit.-. iy\ I'.XIX!- T-VLES—1^‘incr a selection of ' w-,»nd it'iil and f»np rnatnral .Stori.'s, translat'd! ; troin t ie Ciiini se, Turkish, and tlennan, and j I'onipili i! by llmnj St. i'hiir. i LEXK'ON OF FREE I MASONRY. ' I ' Containin£r a detinitiou j of all its commnn.cable t> rins. The True Masonic C’hart, by ,T T.. Cros.«, 0.1. Tlu- Eree-Masou’s Manual, by Rev’nd K. J. Sti'wart. Mack ‘v's .Vh;nan R znn of Sonth Carolina. The X 'V M ioon'e Trns»l,> Board the ODDFELLOWS’ MANCAL, bythe Rev. A. B. Giash. lowhie ENNTSS, Chaxlott'e, Mordi 4, 1856 Book-ScHcrs. mgs HI which tln'v residved to res’sf, even to blood, the territorial laws ; and expecial- Iv the laws for the collcction uf the public revemif. Accordinc: to testimony nnder oath late ly given before the Conaressional Commit- i tee, they have secret inilittiry organizations ' for resi.'tins the laws and for carrying out j their abolition designs ujion Kansa—orga nizations in which the members are bound i by the most solemn oaths to obey their lead- 1 ers, in all cases, not excepting evvn murder and*tr(*asm. It is abundantly proved by w‘itne'^s(«s of unquestionable verac'tv, tiiat at this present time, they Imve at dif-. t'erent i>oints in the territories banded to- ^rether in actual encampment larL’'' num bers if armed men, subsisted and kept tn- irether by their aid societies tor no other obiect than to make forays upon the coun try and drive our friends fn>m their homes. By Fuch banditti the murders near Ossa- wattamio, on Pottawattamie creek, were conimitted. declarations by the perpetra- wrs cout‘mporaaoou3 their foul deeds the jiapers. of the killing of Stewart by Cosgrovi*. 'The facts were these:—St(“w:irt being in Law- n*nce, when news n-ached there of an alto- litionist having been just killed at Blanton's bridge, in the vicinity, started otf with four others towards the California road, all swetir- ing they would kill the first pro-slavery man they met. Lieutenant Cosgrove and Dr. Bratton, tv.'o quiet iind worthy men of our part V. hap[)ened to be piissingjust as Stew art and bis men reaclunl t!ie road. 'The five halted tlie two at the distance of only five or six paces, and to the astonishment and horror oj the weaker party, iinim-diately iifter liiilting them bi'gan snap|>ing and fir ing at them. Co.sgrove seeing ISratton shot through the arm, fired tind filled Stewart, and then with his wounded companion es- captd under a shower of bullets. 'The ne.xt day a Lawrence man being taken as a spy iind fiirciied. a letter was found on his per- s HI to ;i friend in the North, detailing Stewiirt’s death, in which be says, Stewart w:is met alone, ninirmed, and without cause or xcuse shot down by live border ruftiiins. liidi-ed it vviis proved before the Inve.'ti- giiting Committee that the abidition party h:id triivtdling iigents in the territory whose duty it was to gather up, exaggerate, und reftort for publication, rumors to the preju dice of the biw and ordt-r party, ii’.id with the view to excite aboiitiimi: ts to come to the territory ; and the witness. Parrot, ad mitted in his (‘XiimiiiJition that he. as agent. ' IijkI prepared such a report, and placed ir in the hands of Sherman, mie of the Com mittee, since his arrival in Kansas. Siier- ^ man was tluui on the cuminittee, and did I not de’iv it. j How can there be other than the most «‘X;isperiited state of fe«ding bi tween the two I sections? How can cival war be avoided. ; when honoi ible committeemen countenance such reckless mischief ? Look the future ^ in the face like men: if standing up to oui ! ritrhts. to our responsibilities, and to oar tru't. brings peac* and security, so nuicii the better; no other course Ciui (fi’ect it.— I Send us emigrants and send us means. We i must have your help. Appoint agents, res- I ponsible, trusty Teliabl« men, for every ■ State, district ” and neighborhood, who.se I sole business shall be tt> canvass for aid.— Did we know suitable per.siiis who would with iibsolute co.'trol; let, sav from one to act, we would not hesitiite to appoint them three hundred .igricultnralists. mechanics | all over the country. Let our friends send and laborers .‘Jetth^ t >gether in some sui- : their names, with d-tail.'^ as to charact(*r table point, to be indicated by the und*T- | and qualificatitui. and we wil! duly accredit signed, or some «itl;er couiiniitet* charged t them. One geiith'man, an Al»bainian, .\l with the gem-ral interests of the )>!irtv. will afford iiiiijde protection, without the iMH'essit\‘ (d’our Icuiding togetlu-r in iirtned bodies for mutiiiil defence. .Among nniny others of our triends thus driven iiwiiv, we might specify the c:is(>s of Messrs. llar- :Xous, ,loin'S and Owens, of llickor\’ Point, whom two hundred United States troops sta tioned within two miles of their homes hav(‘ been umible to inspire with a sense (d’secu rity. Mort in Bourne, a most t!xeniplary, (piiet and uuolfending niiin of our piirtv, liv ing within eight miles (d‘ Leconqiton, the Ciipitiil d’ tlu* territory, when' (piiti* ii num ber of troops are stiitioned. w.is lately tlriv- en from his home by ji band of twenty-five armed men, who robbed him of all his guns, five siiddles, three horses, the blankets from !iis bed', and over fifty dolhirs in mon(*y.— Till* thi(‘ves gJive him twenty-four hours to leave with his family, iuid threfitened to kill him if he evt'r returned. s;iying, t';ey intend ed tf> serve all thi« pro slavery' ni(*n in the neighborhood in the same way. Mr. Bourne is still out of the ti*rritorv, iind though anxi ous about his pnqiertv and desirous to re turn, \'et he dares not do so, though as of ten as he applies, the troops and tin* gover nor assure him that all is ipiiet, iind thiit he shall have ample protection; hut hi* knows thiit unless they remain con.stantly fibout hi.'i house they cannot keep niiirauders iind murderers iiwtiy. This c;iso is specified not for its pt culiar enovmily or hiirdships, but because it is a fair t;. [>e of ;i large class of such ciises, iind because tlie undersigned have all the (b-t.iils from Mr. liourne him self. and know them to be strictly true, in deed one of n iiS'i'ti'd iii." family in their flight the diiy :ifter the r«dibery. It is but too evideiit the troops cannot en- iibbf cKir friends to niiiiiitain tlu'ir ground in iiny part of the territ );y where the abolition (‘lenient is in the iiscendant : not withstiind- iiig. we Jis-ure our lVic;ius that, after the nio't diliirent inquiry iuid iittenlion to that p(dnt, we firmly belii ve that our par.'y hiis a wi'll established, decided und increasing niiijority of iict i-il settlers in t!u* territory. This majority, however, we do not ln'lit;\c can be maintiiined unless sonn'tliing be lone to give confidence to «>ur friends, where they are few and weak iu nunil)t*r. 'This can only be dom* by coi)ij;zing large settle ments together, under one coaimon head Ilerew Ith you will find the appeal of your friends in Kiinsas, together with a letter nc- cn*diting me ns their agent to solicit your iiid in tniiinfaining that indispensable break- Wiiter to the angry tide of Abolition.— Want of tinif* forbids tny calling on many of you per.sonally. Read that address thoughtfully ; consider tlmt if Kansas, onr iiiitural boundary to the North-West, is lost, that then Missouri and all West of the Mississippi—niiy, too, all l.ast of it, must .soon frdlow, while, if we maintain it, the ter ritories West »f Arkan.=as and 'Texas are saf* to us—nay, the future is safe. Ask yourselve.s whether you are prepared to surrender Avhile supremacy in the South, to d**buse your blood, to degriidi* your social and jiolitical status to the level tif an infe rior race, by submitting to AbolitimTs man date to fraternize with it. Renn*mber, that the law and order i 'I’l know the country know thiit slave.s thrive und do well in Kansas, and that there iind in AVestern Missouri their labor ]iays better than in any cotton .Stiite in the Lnion. Reflect thiit we have every thing to encou- uc ill tl»» * till the Goverment of the I'erritory, our immi gration is daily increasing, while that from the North has gn-atly diminish(‘d. In Illi nois, as if iu di.'Sgust, they luive lately ap plied to electioin ering purpo.s«s, the funds they had raised for emigrants. R«*m mber that, instejid of eiidang(‘riiig the L’liion, our winning Kans.is makes it permanent, by enabling us to defer*.! our rights iu it, anil hs discomfitimx and breaking down the agi- tiitor. 'I'i.ink of the niiignitude of the ipiestions at issue ; think of the imminence of our jieril, and you will not need person al solicitation, but each one of his own vo lition will send his contribuM«n according to his means. 'Those w, u cannot alone send their fifiie.-, hundreds or thousands, can nnito v.ith fifty or an hundred others and do so. Where there's u will, tliere’s a •.vay. Remit in drafts on New York, payable or end >r ed to our chairman, the Hon. D. R. Atcldson—;it' convenient, g«*t dupliciite draft-.—enclose the origiiiiil or the dupliciite to our treasurer, A. G. Boono, Esq., at We tjiort, Missouri, and the other to our cliiiirman at Atchi'on, Kiinsas 'Territory. Take the Postmaster’s receipt and then you have three guariuities that your contri bution will not miscarry. Be assured it will not be misapplied; our treasurer and cliaiiiuiim are b'tth gentlemini of w*alth. as widl as of the highest character. And it is better to send in this way thiin i»y tlie iiiind' of a collecting agent, for then both his authority and his responsibility become questions of inditference. If the contributions justify it, I propose to take out one hundred emigrants to form the central colony alluded to in the addros'^. 1 wiuit only men who. as long as requiri*d, will abstain from liquor and will implicitly obey orders. 'To such a company, if the f'inids are raised I will give oue town .««it5 ofthri*e hundred acre.s, with the jirlvilego of getting pre-emptions, and I will trans- [lort tliein to Kansas and tind them pr4>vi,^- lons until the middle of April next. The town site is central to one of tlu* best coun ties in the territory, and will most probably become its county seat. J. BUFORD. Richmond, (Va.) Juia' ~I, ld36. SENATOR PRATT. Speaker, Rdmoni-^h us (d the diinger of such ail experiment ? Who cnn doubt that our political f:il)ric would be .shaken to its very foundations by this election of President being thrown into tlie present House of Re- presentatived ? On the other hand, i.s it not certain, beyond the ';onf ingeney of a donbt. that the vote «»f the States indicated for Mr. Buchanan, when added to tltat of the t)ther Sotithern State.s, wouhl sccurc his elcctioa and the consequent safety of the L'nion ? — It is obviou.s that iu this condition of tlie canvnas the only serious contest is that be tween Fremont and Buchanan; that the only possible re.sult that the most sanguine of tiie friends of Fillmore and Donel.son can hope to obtain is to carry the conte.st iiito the House of Represent;iti\es. Who can conceive any thing more fatal to the peace of the country, more insane in ]>olitica] ac tion, than such a course of c*nduct T ad- ing to such a result Suppo.s'c Mr. Fill- uiore ti» reach the House of Repn*sentative3 with the votes *f four or live States, (hi.i utmost j)ossible strength) no miiii can seri ously contend that he w.t.il 1 In dectej President, und assur*dly few will bold enough to u.*sert that, under Mich cireuiii- stauces, he ought to be. 'Tiie only t*ffect, then, of giving the t*h cfor:il vote of any portion of the South to Mr. Fillmore would be to transfer the «-ontest betwei'ii .Mr. Bu chanan and Fremont from the busting' to the House of RepresentaliM'.s ; iind the daii- gi*r to our country, now sutliciently nn*nii- *ing, would, in that ovfr-nt, be ap[tiilliiig in deed. Who can coHtemi)Iate the cccar- rence of su’h a contingency wlliaxit feeling that he would hi* a traitor to his oountrv if ho failed to oxert every possible ellort to avert so awful a calamity ? I deem it, then, to be duty, as well as that of all who believe with me, that the election of Fremont would bo the death kiu*ll of the Union, to unite in the support of Messrs. Buchanan and Breckinridge ;— and I will sustain th«*ir eh ction to the best of my ability. Whilst I concede that there are certain principles hitherto professed by the party which nominat* d them that can not receive our support, yet to the great is sues of the constitutional rights of the South the idatform on which they stand meets my cordial approval, and is in accordance with that of the party which I now address, and lo rtiio.'«o Kind favor I owe the honor of holding the seat I now occujiy, and which I shall cease to hold on the 4th of Miircli next by the fiat of that party to which Mr. Fillmore has attached himself, and which is now dominant in the Legislature of uiy native State. Let Maryland Whigs remember that the political battle now being fought is one of the deepest interest to them ; that the maintenance of the coiistitutioniil rights of the South id the issue tendered to the A- merican people by the Democratic par v, and (as the Whigs have no Ciindidate) by that party ahme; that upon the issue the Republican party have staked the L’nioii; and in such :i battle, upon such an issue tln*y must be true to those w’ho are dmng battle in our behalf. It would be indeed sad if. in such a contest, the conservative strength of the country should not bo united; it would be as strange as sad if. in such a con test, Sfuithern men should not be found bat tling shoulder to ahoulder for the mainteu- nnce of cneir own constitutional rig!its. ‘•In tiii'.s uccosnjdishing what I be.ievo to be my duty, 1 shttll lie inexi>ressibly grati fied if I shall find niy'clf sustained by the approval of my fellow-Whigs, who have ro- fu.*5ed to abandon either the party »»r the principles in suppoit of which we have so long and so faithfully united, and which wo shall remain at perfect liberty to recognize a.s soon as our common effort.s shall hav« succeeded in averting tiie perils that uojt threateu our beloved c mntry.” TIIO>L\S G. PR.VTT. LETTER OF aEcTATOR PEARCE. 'The Hon. James A. Pi*arce. a Seii.ttor of Maryland, has pi'bli'hed a letter ad l/es.i- ed to the Hon. J. R Franklin, of S.iow Hill, Marylanil, in response to jlu iinpiiry fro;a that gentleman as to wh;it part ho mi*ans to take in the coming Pre.sidential elecuon, I and what should be d me bvold W.d^s wlio j O i have never been attached to any other par- The Hon. 'Thoir.as (}. Pr;itt has is«ued, t ty. and who do not desire to enter into new This can be lawfully, saf.-ly and etiicieiitly done, and by this means law and order can be maintijiiH'd in tiie territory ; and we say this, too. illitwithstiitiding we are ;n [losses- sion of very convincing evidencP to the fiict. that the abtditioni'ts of tb,. North in tend during the coming month, t > introduce large numbers of their hin d bands to put tlieir trcii.souiible pretended g'»vcrnment in to ('peratioii by f>rce. These nieii'ures of mutual defenci* iuul future progress, how**- ver, require means and demand aid from our fri-*nds abroad. 1 he colonists shi»uld hi* subsi.'ted a reasonable tnue. and each in dividual furnished with ad*-q.i«te iigucultu- mechanical outfit. through the columns of the National Intel ligencer, an able and eloquent address to the Whigs of Mary land, tngiiig thoin to j cast their suffrages for B ic!.=4iian ntul j Breckinridge. It is a powerful appeal, and I coming as it d le.s from the most di-tinguir h- ed Wuig of .Maryland, niu-^t exercise im- pheus Baker, Jr., Esip, of Eufaula. Ala bama, whom we all know, who has been here, and has distinguished himself by the zeal, success, and singular ability witii which for a while h'* Ciii.va.ss(.d the border j c-»unties in Missouri for aid. we take the i liberty of nominating, witliout as-urance 1 that he will accept. We tr'jstthat be may. ! Friends of the cause must contribute ac- I cording to their several gifts—we must not meanly abandon our birthright, and, with- iut a 'truL'^'rhs yield to grasping monoply : this fiiirest Eden of our common domain— i political connections. Mr. l\arce refers to the origi i and ca reer of the Aincriciui ['urty, and while he does not object to .sonie of iheir design^, bo disapproves «>f its peculiar cliaracteristici. He thinks, furliier, that tiie nortliern wing of the party came ^to it with [ urposes very difl'eront f-oai * -t, ad')pt«-d it as a cloak mense influence in d**teruiining the posi- tion of his political friends in that State.— for their .schemes, anl uro no.v mainly afSl- We have room only for th« concluding iated with the Republican party. He says; part of the address : “ It is clear, then, that to the South alone can the friends of .Messrs. Fillmore and Donelsou look for the probable chance nf an electoral vote ; and it is to the States of Maryland. 'Tennessee, Kentucky and Mis souri that they profess to look with the greate-t hope of success. It is manifest that if this hope were realized, it in- this liind of flowing brook andfert.le plain, j i,revent the election of Bucliauan and Kaii'iis is indeed the ;rarden spot of Ainer .... , i i , . 1 » 1 4. c ti ' Breckinridge by tlie pe(»ple, but it wouid ica. and in every way adaj.ted to bouthern ^ J . * institutions; in no other part if the L’nion ' only throw the election it 1 resident into ral mechanical outfit, so tliere ciin be no want of settlers CDniuig aiil remaining at ' is slave l!ib*r more productive; and in l!ie j the vmr.nl House of lleprtttniaLitts, coin- the points where they are ni-'st needed-— - present imper'‘led state of our civilization, j llouso now iii. Does uot the Funds are required, and for these we call , if we do not maintain this outpost we can- , ^ ^ upon our Southern friend~—upon all having | not long defend the citadul. ooaiiilou ittorest*—nay, we call upoa all I the rosoiie. Theii rally to of two moutli*! of a Black R^^publi^u “'The Contest, it b'.-:iis ♦ > me, lies bi^ tvreen Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Fremont.— Mr. Fillmore’s friends indeed chiiin a great rtaction iu his favor; but I havo taken much pains to ascertain what his strength is ill the Lee States, and .»o far I have n> t been able t*v f,uti.'f/ myself that ho can car ry a ^ii»gle oi.e of them. His wj.,o and pa triotic cond iCt while Pro-ident, whicli re commended .lim so strongly to the Wh;-;« of the South, is regarded by the majorify* at the North a.*; a fatal obj.Mrtion to hinj. It i- uot moderation and conciliation they desire, they thiuk. a» mc of their leaders .said, that the time for i;ompro:nis»-B baa They ii. tliv i^eb*dcuti

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