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RaLBKiil, April 20, If?32. W- .. Simmona
In punuance of previous appointment, the ! Moore C Chalmrrt, M. Street, T. W,
Deiei'ate from the dill'erenl Coumie of I tin .
atr-, who had been Heeled by ihe W big
W-n'CtnrM, asuemblcd in the Hall uf the lluuse
f (. .minions, at 12 o clock, M. i
The Delegate were called lo order by
no. II. Ilaugiituti, Ksq., of Chatham, upon!
(Jen. John Winnlow, of Cuniherland, wa
v.ted lo prendn as temporary Chairman. !
L'pon taking the chair, Gen. Wimlow d- j
etsrd the Convention very briefly, return- 1
j his thank lor the honor conferred upon
(I.i motion of .Mr. Miller, of Wake, R. W.
j.i.f.ier, of Granville, wa. appointed Svcre-
On motion of Mr Il iuliton, Ihe chair
js crnpowererj to .ppoinl a Committee of
te, Id se'eel and report prrmanetit officers
r l hi Convcniioo. The following were
e committer, iinmeH : Gen. Ja. ()en, nf
llinover) Henrv K. Nash, of Orange;'
.,(.'. Yailowley.of P,tl ; Dr
f Montgomery j and N. L.
The Convention then look
a recess until
Ttittrr o'rLrx k , ai rta.too'i.
Allien the Convrniion re aenbl d, ihe
hair announced that the first business in
ider would be the report of the Committee t
f Five ; whereupon, Henry K. Nsah. Eq-,
n h--h'f of Ihe Committor, rennrted ihi-
Iful'dviifia ia of bermanenl cfTt I
President Fcnoer B. Satterthwaite, of
Vice Presidents Gen. N. T. Green, of
Warren; Sumuel Calver'. of Norlheuinton ;
Itr. J. G. Itmey, ol Rowan; and Isaac
llu't, of Alamance. !
hVcretene. Ch. C. Raboteau, and Soaton '
Gt le, of Wak".
The President was conducted lo the chair
hy Dr. Hill, of Brunswick, and M. (J Wad
,e'l, Eq., of Chatham; and returned hi
i Knowledmei.ts for Ihe honor, tn the ful
GciiiLrMC : For ih. unexpecl.d rriani- ;
rtalion of your respect and pirtiality, I 1
b'g lhal you will accept my sincere at know-
edgemcnt. I siureyou, thai I feel highly !
honored ij being called lo preside over the
deliberation of llns Cunvenlion. And if I
eculd for one moment uppow, that it re-
quired much learning or experience in par
lumentary usage to diecliarge the duties of
the Chair, I ahould most respectfully decline
But when I see lhal 1 have been called lo
this elation, by body of North Carolina
gentlemen, who have met here, for the pur
pose of interchanging opinion wilh each t
otner, ana Bflopinig.ucn measure., a. win ue
best calculated to unite and harnioniae nur
several conMiluencea, upon qunstiuns of Na
tional and Stale policy, and " Mlectintr from
among the statesmen of North Carolina, lomt
one of exalted worth and acknowledged pa-
Inotiau lo bear Ihe w hig bamlaid in the',.
pproching Gubernatorial cutest, I cannol
doubt lhat your dunes will he pleasant and
agreeable, and mine light jrid easy. I there
fore accept the honorable station, and aure
you, that ( ahall mosl cheerfully co operate
with you, in your endeavors lo harmonize all
conflicting interests and opinions, and la dis
charge our duties in such a manner, as to se
cure the approbation of our common consti
tuenls. But lo do this, gentlemen, we must I Mr. Hsughton, of Chatham, when the
each one of ue be prepared tn yield up our nam of Mr. Kerr had been ptesented, ad
own individual opinion and preferences, for dresnod the Convention, paying an eloquent
il cannol be expected thai ao large a body tribute lo hia political and peraonal churac
of gentlemen, coming together from Ihe va- ier. Ha was proud, lie aaid, to see Ihe unan
ri.. us part of ihe Slain, will all entertain the imitv with which bis nomination had been
same opinions and preferences upon q iestions
lhal will claim your consideration. It is occasion before in North Carolina, never a
proper, therefore, lor each on of u. lo meel Convention for the aelecli'Hi of Ihe candidate
the oilier, in a .pint of compromise and con- of our party, in which the nominee, however
cession. Our meeting will then bo pleasant, vtorthy of confidence and aupport, received
our labour productive of .nmrlSing accept- ao unanimous a vule, and enlisted such en
able lo our constituents. But more lhan that 1 ihusias'ic fiwling, as in the present. Al no
wa ahall soon realize the proud aatisfnction lime had there been a standard bearer pro
of seeing our beloved North Carolina re- senti'd, who i so acceptable to hia personal
deemed, her resources developed, and our and political friends, or who ha been more
people made prosperous and hnppy. j worthy of the trunt committed to his bands.
I "gain, gentlemen, return my thanki for If there is any man entitled to the cordial
I ne hot ; ou have conferred upon me, and support of iho Whigs of North Carolina,
I assure ou lhat 1 will endoavor .o discharge k. ( n,.n is John Kerr. 1 1 lias, through
the dutiea of the Chair in a,t acceptable
na Vice 1'iesnlenls ana secretaries also
look the p!;ce. ..signed Ihem.
The roll of couniie. wa. Ihen called over,
and Iha following Dalegalei were I eporled lo
be in attendance from tha Counliea named :
Alamance Geo. Hurdle, Jonathan New.
lit), Wm. M. Johnston. Isaaa Holt.
Anson James M. Ws.ldill.
Bnaufort Thomas Tulon, W m. R. Tripp,
Bertie J. J. Freeman, James Bond.
Bladen J. G. McDugnld.
Brunswick Fred'k J. Hill.
Cabarrus!'.. B. Bum.
Caswell T. A. Donoho, M. McGehee,
R. A. McAdm,
II. llaughton, William At-
bright, Isaac Clegg, M. U- Waddell, Hubert
ruweett, Albert lurreoce.
CleavelBtid Henry W. Miller.
Craveu-V. A. Alien, 1J. F. Bi.ldle.
Cumberland Juhn Wwalow, Jji. Bank,
E. J. Hale, Peler M. Hale.
Edgecombe K. II. Lewis, Juhn I). Ily-
Franklin Alexander MtKiiiuht, Isaac II.
Davi. P. C. l'eiaon, A. M.Noble, J. II.
Yarborough. William 15. Foaler.
Granville L. A. ISlaiikunship, D. A- Pa.
chall, William Ciudup, Willie Perry, Joseph
J. David, James I. Muore, J a una I. Lillle
john, W. It. Laaiiier, Allen Bridges, Wm.
Green B. F. Williams.
Guilford Arch'd Wilson, C. II. Wiley.
Halifax William Brmkley.
Hyde Richard I. Wynne.
Iredell James II. l'oulu.
Johnston L. II. Sanders, S. P. Ilnrtnn,
R. S. McCuller. Wm. T. Robertson, W. R.
Moore, C. II. Sanders, J. W. Evans, W. H.
Lenoir Wm. Dunn, Juhn Tu!l, Waller
... , .. i.. ..,i. i ...i... i' i n
, I.I U.I gUldCI y H'llCIIIIBII IjUl v.
I. lumbers, Kirght, J. II. rtloriigiimciy
Killer, N. McCrummen.
New Hanover James Owen, Thomas i
Lorit,p. A. A- Brown, Talcotl II. Burr, Jr.,
Wm. 11. l.ippit.
Northampton Simuel Calert.
Orange Abner Parker, II. K. Naih, I).
C. Parish, Rich d l arbrou"h, W. A. rhomp-
on, Thnma Webb, llrnni llearti, Robert
T. Webb, Jusinh Turner, John Burroughs.
Paaquotank S-aton Gales.
Person J. C. Burnpaas, A. Burnett, B.
Pill F. B. SalterlhwBile, Stephen F.
Johnson, Pryton A. Aikinaon, Move Move,
W. J. Mnye, E. C. Yellowley.
I Kundoiph Allred lliower, J"hn opmKa.
Rowan James (. KsmM-y, N. J. Klein-
Robeson Thnmss J. Morisev, Kobcrl K.
Sampaon ('has. A. Harrison.
Wake G. W. Hay.ood, C. L. Hinlon,
J - W.Harri, II. W. Miller, Stephen Sle
phenson, Juhn Lipon, Heatnn Galee, Alien
i Adam.. John Primrose, Ch. C. Raboteau, ,
R. W. Haywood
eie. Rogers, John Mc-
e. . o T
Cullers, T. J. Leniay, Needham Price, A.
T. M..I.J. It. s.R .ulhac. W. D Jonee.W.
I). Jimee, W. I'. Collnii. Iaac Prector, W.
II. Harrison, K. B. Ilaywuud, C. B. Root,
G. L. Gould.
Warren N. T. Green, R. W. Ilvman,
W. S- Ransom, E. T. Rice, II. G. Goodlue.
Wayne David Jonea, John Hooks.
Yadkin N. L. Wiiliam.
Dr. IIiil oiK-red Iho luiiowing rcoiuuun,
which was adopted.
Rraltrd That a rommit ee of nine, (one from
each C ongrca.i(ioal tlittrict ) lie appointed by Hie
Dclegsiee, lo prepare bus.nesa fof Un aelion of the
A Recess of ten minutes was then laken.
In allow lime fur iho appointment uf the
Business bcin,. again resumed, the folio,
ing Committee was announced, (iho vacancy
in the first Dietricl bcif.g fi.lt J by the Chair,
on motion,) namely :'
1st District, E- R. I irns, of Cabarrus,
N. L- illtem. ol Yadkin,
J. M. Wadiiill, of Anson,
C. II. W,ley, of Guiilord,
J.H- llaughton, of Chatham,
H W. Mil.er, of Wake,
E. J- Hale, of Cumberland,
Fn-d'k Gnat, of Bauforl,
Samuel Calvett, of North
On motion, Iwo additional member, of ihe
' Committee were appointed by the President
lor the Siate al large, namely,
Fred'k J. Hill, of Brunswick,
M. Q. Waddell, of Chatham.
)., moiion of Mr. Miller, the Convention I
lh(n Bijournelj unl1 Tue.day morning, al
I Ti emav, April 27.
I Tk. rr..;.1ani m.U ihe I 'hair and called
h Convention to order ; and ihe minutes of
; .. nr(irr.PIiinn, ..r. read
Dr. Frederick J. 1 1 1 tl then look ihe floor,
and nominated aa Ilia Whig Candidate for
or l- A W K L t CO l' NT Y,
whose name wis received by the Convention
with loud acclamation-
Never had there been just such an
g,,od and evil report, steadfastly adhered lo
iho political principle, of our parly, and gal-
Unlly fuiighl lo sustain llicm, ami, attnougn
living in a couniy where there wa. every
thing to dampen the energtea of Whigs, he
j has never wavered in iho most untiring tval
land devotion to Ihe caue. He ia eminently
fined to be the standard bearer in the coining
campaign. 1 ossessed ol a pure ncari, un
.polled character, commanding lalenla and
thrilling eloquence, it is only necessary,
and I aay here, a. hi peraonal friend, il ia all
he ask, that we give bim our generous
confidence, and lhat support lo which he i.
entitled al our hand, and a aura and brilliant
Victory awa:l us. Prolonged applause.
Pi. Hill moved thnt ihe question on the
nomination be now taken; esch county caat
ing the samu number of vutts to which they
4 li do
are entitled in the Home of Common.; and
when the name of eoch County ia called,
some one of Ihe Delrgatea shall rise in hi
place, and announce the vote. ; each branch
of which motion waa adopted aeparalely.
The Contention then took a reaest nf ten
minute lo enable Ihe Delegate of ihe re
spective couotie to confer together.
When the Convention wa called to order,
ilhe name of Ihe Countie were called over;
when 39 counties can 70 vote for JOHN
KERR, of Caawell, being the number which
Ihey cost in the House of Commons.
Mr. Haughlon then offered the following
Frtalrtd, That this Convention unanimously
nominate JOHN KKIIR, Kiq., of Caawell, for
the office of (Jovernoe of North Carolina, and re
commend Iwm to the aupport of the people of Ihe
Rtsttved, That a Committee of nine be appointed j
by Ihe Chair to correspond with Mr. Kerr upon the j
eul.jecl of hi nomination, and request Ilia accept. ;
.nee oi me nmt. unanimity and hanony which governed the
Both Resolutions were unanimously ad- Convention. Ourpnlttical opponents, pre
op'ed. viuus lo the assemling of Ihe Convention,
Dr. F. J. Hill, frnm the Committee ap. i had predicted lhall could not meet, without
pointed lo report business for Ihe action of sounding by divisio of sentiment, the death-
the Convention, submitted the following
kJ B,m'? JJlTi .nn f.h 'hl1". i
of the whole countrvland wa do not huilain lo
declare that he is the first choice ef ihe Whuje of
C.rol.n. for the olhc. ef Pree.dent vt lb.
I 3 KtuhtJ. That William A. Graham, by hislmi,e quwn, Mr Miller said he had can
I aliilitjr, inicpntr, and patriotic devotion lo Ihe j Vesseri this District a a Presidential elector,
enuntry, haa endeared bimaelf lo the people of Ihia in ISli, wilh an ale and leulous opponent,
(Male; and believing hnn iaillifol and capable, we
: rni-all rji-nnifiin.l him In lk. Wl.... nf ll.a
, I'nion for Ihe office of Vice Preaidenl.
I 3 Rtnlttd. That winlat thoe declaring onr
i choice for the Presidency and Vic Presidency, we
will navertneleaa cordially support the nomineee of
; the Whig National Convention, if they are one
' quivocally in favor of sustaining the Compromise
( measures, which we insist should be adhered to, and
1 csrrod inte faithful execution, as a final settlement,
j in principle and aubsUnce, of Ilia dangerous and
I exciting euljecie Ihey embrace- And we declare
t il, as Ihe opin on or this Convention, that ne can
1 dirlste for the Presidency or Vice Presidency can
i obtain the vole of Ihe Wing Parly of North Cam
ima, onlese he ia, beyond doubt, in favor of main-
4 netolcra, 1 Hal
I trine of Intervention ;
wa are opposed (o the doc
and we declare that it ia the
i duly of the (general Government, to adhere strictly
to the foreign policy ef "VaaHiNuTon.
j 5 Htnlrtd, 1 hat we diaapprove the Irgielalion
of Congress by whieh ihe Public Landa-the com,
J" '.t"' ' ff'"f- y
aiid for thit aola and exclusive beneRt or ilia nav
i r-tstet ; and we insist, ard shall enntinue to insist,
; lhat in the disposition of said Lands for purpoi.es
; of Kdocation and Internal Improvement, the .Stale
1 of North Carolina should receive her e.jiia! and just
. ahare of the aame
6 Rrnltrd. Thai wa cherish a eordial and im
; moveable attachment lo the Constitution aad I'nion
1 ol Hie Elsies, and it ia our determination la resist
evcrv attempt lo alienate one portion of eur coun
1 try from the rest, and lo enfeeble the sacred lies
1 veoliin. wtienerer amendments are te be made
i C onveiiiion of Hie people, elected en the bas e of
ih. Il.ii.. .f Tommons. snd we are in favor of sub-'
i nutting it lo Ike people, to say. whether such a
j Convention shall be eallsd or not. for the purpose
! ef niaaing amendments le our Constitution.
8 Ktioltrd, Tl.it four lielsgatea te appointed
br iSis Convention to the W big National t-.mven
to represent the-Mate at large, and we reco.n. I
: t on
mend le the Dietncta re.peetivety. that they appoint ;
three Uelrgitee saoh to said I onvcntion.
9 Rt$eitid 1 hat we recommend to tne nigs
3 nrs.itsu, '" ' ,,...,,,.. ,j
' of each county of Ihe Mate, to hold nieelinjs, ana
i . i. i ... ri.,.ir.i it. ......... ,
! early day. so lhal ihey may act promptiv, as anen
as eaid Uiatricta are laid off hy tl e legislature ;
j and we further recommend that U.e W hits in each ;
I 10 Keselred, That ihe President nf this Con.
Ivenllon appoint an l.seculive committee of nine,
t i - ., .I..1! 1. ,n rn. .1.. WK.ff n.rlw n
, . fc ,
i thesDnroachin. eampaii-n.
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w ,1 L L-f ' ., w 11 f,.v'.i....
Dr Hill, of Brunswick, spoke in support
of Iho resolutions, and pissed an eloquent
en'ogium upon President Fillmore. Noman
had ever been placed in a mere Irving post-
lion. Selected from a Northern Slate dia-
trusted in part, bv Ihe South, and having ar-1
raved again.l htm the forre of Southern pre-
judice, wantonly assailed bv Ihe Abolition-
ists, he waa placed in a position which would one ihey gave their hearty adhesion to the
have tried any man, yet amid all the triala nomination. Arsong the staunches! adhe
by which ho waa betel, he had pursued such 1 rents of the statssman of Kentucky, was Ihe
an honesl and independent course, as filly eloquent old Peter Livingston, of N. Y., who
entitles him lo ihe name of model Preaidenl. ; was called on ful a speech ; and who, in gtv
To the South, he is particularly dear ; and inj up hia cherished hopes of ihe nomination
as a citizen of the O il North Slate, I am of Ins idol, ihuseloquenily alluded lo his tin
proud lo sneak of hun ; and no true patriot, ! dving fame, snd his firm hold upon ihe a flee.
no man be he he whig or Democrat, having
in hia breaal an honest heart, can speak of
him other lhan as the pure Chief Magistrate
uf the wholo country. The speaker then
alluded lo Ihe bitterness With which he is as.
sailed in Ihe North, and read an extract from'
sn Abolition print, ssaailing hi character ,
and Administration. These assault he elo- j
qnenily and indignantly repelled, and .poke
of the convulsions which agitated the coun-
try during Iho pendency ol the compromise
measure, and ihe noble stand taken by him
regardless of sectional prejudices. To lhat
stand, he said, the country is mainly indebted
for Ihe peaceful termination of one ol Ihe
most fearful atorms which has ever threat-
cned tt, and lhal, loo, without the Ions ol sec-'
lional honor or the aheddtng of one drop of
blood. Of Millard Fillmore it wa. unnecea
sarv to aay anything more ; hia name and
worlh are engraven upon the heart of every j
While Fillmore and Graham were his;
choice he would heartily support the nominee
of the National Cunvenlton, provided he was
unequivocally in favor of sustaining the Com
promise. lie had sufficient confidence tn
i that body, lo believe they would select no
man as candidatea who were not aound upon
all questions effecting ihe interests of the)
country- He bad no faith in mere written !
pledge. How was it in the campaign of
when Gon. Case gave publication to
his two-aided lellera, which received from
hia frienda, in different clinns, so many
constructions, lhal even the uemocrs.1 nan
now no more faith in him than in lhat arch
dodger, Martin Vsn Buren.
Upon tha doctrine nf intervention, he ad
hered to the policy of Washington; and while
be was aa strong a Republican a. any man,
and a desirous for iho spread of Republican
freedom throughout the world, yet he did not
honestly believe tha citizens of many F.uro
penn countries were fitted, socially and intel
lectually, for such a ayslctn of government
Frandmny be laken aa an exam I
re wiltha overthrow of a monar-
pie j where
chy, a Republ
waa lormca, ana eie ' .i
icarcely recognised, Ihe
people aubmtilchuietly lo a eymem more
lyranntcal than er, under Ihe usurper Na
In concluninn eeaid we had a platform
presented by I h resolution", upon which all
can stand, and i atandord-bearer who could
rally our uni!edupporl, and with our duty
, accomplish, uas would certainly perch
upnn our banne Applause.
Air. Miller, c Wake, brought In his feet,
by loud calli, fr ) all part of the llnu-e, re
apoiulcd in one his best effort', He had
no disposition tccupy Ihe time of the Con
vention with er remaika, yet, when called
to the performaiirf fj-triy duly by hi Whig
friendr, he had no'neV lo shrink from it.
In the remarks b v about to submit, he
had no other desin man lo contribute lo the
knoll of the Whig aity in Ihe Stale. How
hare these predtclin been disappointed?
1 1 difference., rs ' ha ve determined to
agrkf, and wilh ... de.erminat.cn we wtll
' connner. fAnnlaui.1
Alluding lo Mr.Fillmore, and ihe noble
(nd wh)ch he h.rjaken upon the Compro-
. in(J ,,, thrcughot the District and State,
..... . .
Millard Fillmore M been denounced as an
Abnlnionisl, and asunworthy Iho support of
Southern men. lb did he prove himself?
During Ihe pgitatio of those important mea
sures, where did h stand ? Did he lake his
stand with Abolitonisls and Freesoilcrs T
No, he was found uslaining the Constitution,
employing hi penohal and official influence
fur the preservation if the Union. His Ad
ministration had jeen the bow of promise,
spanning the srrti ol our political heavens
Under ail the c rcuustanci-s which had at
tended il ihe .uucesiion of important events
whtcri have mar. ed it Irom its advenl lo me
present time tSe calm dignity and untuilied
honor with which Mr.Filiinore ha perform
ed hi Eieculire duties, compel every one lo
dmit the elements ol ihe slateman an happi-
blended ia him al ihe stern virtues of
the patiiot so admiraby united, thu
Nsture mglit stand up.
And eay to all the worki, An is a mm :
If ihe choice of line bodv should not be
Ihe choice of Ihe National Convention, we
will yield our preferences, and give a cordial
support to the nominee, if they are sound
upon the Compromise. Rut we owe it to
'of thoea measure aaa final aettlemcnt of the 1
rf ,j of ,,8ry
Hon of Inlerventien, Mr.
l'pon the q ie
-w. sumo upon ins
.1 ., . '
piattorm oi .vasningion, sno ennoemnnu any "i p"1!1" ul ' - "" v. n.
departure from hia wise and time honored ; A- Ghaiiaji, he said, his name had been in
policy. ' denlified with Ihe interests of the State for
Wuh iho nomination of Juhn Kerr, he was! twenty years, and was familiar lo every
highly gratified. He knew him well knew ,
his fervid eloquence, and declared him a man !
possessed of a clear head and sound heart.
and lhal heart in Ihe right place. Ha hap.
, . ,
oilv advened lo Iha unanimity with which
hi nomination had been made, and alTirmed
tht waa required lo secure his clec- i
ion VN,TV or ArTIor. We are united here I
beunt.ed.hen we go home. Le, ;
us enter the contest w ith the r;gH spirit ,
fijht ahnulder to shoulder, and victory, com- '
. t ... i
p,p,e Bnrl gioriOUS. Will crown our tliorts.
i' . 6
In conclusion, Ur. M. paid a feeling tribute i
In conclusion, Mr. M. paid a feeling tribute
tn the veteran patriot and statesman " Harry
in the veteran nnlrint and atateimtiii " llarrv 1
of the West." He related an inc dent which
occurred in the Hirnsburg Convention, in
Ii3ll. In the (invention were many ardent
Iriends of Mr. Clay who warmlv urged hia
nomination ; but when Gen. Harrison was
declared the chnce of the Contention, like
good and true Whig, their personal prefer
ences were yieldtd to principle, and one by
lions of his country men : " Kentucky, (said
he) may soon claim hi ashes, but. thank
God, the whole world may claim his i amb !"
In the .truggleof lhat memorable Campaign,
Henry Clay gidlsnlly bellied for the success
of Harrison B.J Tyler; and when lhat Provi.
dential event transpired, which wrung lho
tribute nf a sigh from the nattcn'. heart, and
John Ty ler proved traitor lochia friends,
where waa he then? 1 1 is clarion voice was
heard, again rallying Ihe Whigs for ihe on-
get, and again was hi , matchless elqnuence
emploved lor iheir auccess. Whehe is he
sow 7 Alas! p-ostraled by disease stricken, I
perhap. by ts nanil ol death ; yet, thank :
God, though the grave may soon hold his j
ashes, every American heart will enshrine
bis memory the whole world will claim his
I undying fame! In the language of lhat un
! mortal patriot he would corjure his Whig
friends presen to "Awake, arouse, abake off
the dew-drops lhat glitter on your garments,
nnd once roorl march lo battle and to victo-
ry !" Immeise applause and deep leeling
Mr. Nash, of Orange, was nexl called up
and leeponded happily, as he always does.
He wa. totally unprepared for making a
speech, but, Ike his fnend, Mr. Miller, was
never disposal to shrink from a call made
upon him by fellow Wluga. He was high-
j ty gratified at the harmonious action of the
! Convention. It had been predicted by the
Democrat, tnat the Convention could not
harmonize uion Iha ditlurent questions pre-
sented for its action. In that they had been
wnfully disefpninted. What is there in the
platform prisenled by Iha resolutions with
reference lo National concern., upon which
all Whigs all .talesmen, and particularly
all those of he South, cannot stand T We
have presenud Millard Fillmore aa our first
choice far tie Presidency. He ha. been a
President no of a section, but of Ihe whole
eounlry. A. a time when thi glorious Un
ion, whose foundation wai laid broad and
leep by, and every alone of
n.ented hy the beat blood of,
wh eh was ce-
waa in imminent dancer, he has stood its firm
and fast fiicnd. Has there been a man,
North or South, who hm evinced greater de
votion lo that Union, or who has proved him
self sounder upon the Compromise question ? i our National Administration, yet we must
Never have difliculiics so gresl stared a Pre- ' not forget, in mere eulogies, lhat our duty is
sidenl in Ihe facp, as those which he has had one of action. We must not forget that
lo encounter. Yet, in the Hying crisis, he Democrat are Democrats their mode of
has performed his duty with an eye, single warfare, or ihe energy with which they en
lo the glory of his emintrv ; and, contrasted ler into Ihe fight. We must not forget lhat
with Iho dodging of "Old Fogies" or "Young to secure a tnumph, they leave no stone un
America," stands out in bold relief for hon- turned nor Ihnl with ihem (here is noswerv.
esty and independence. 'g from the line of duty by their leader. It
As to our second chcice, William A- Gra- will not do for as to be content with saying,
ham, he has always been true ; and if dec- we ere coming tip lo beal Gov. Re d eo and
ted Vice President, will gTlM.be true ao, it cannot be done bat by r perfect or
Should, unfortunately, the fatnlity which haa ganizatinn, and the utmost harmony in oar
dogged the heel of Whig Presidents, etill ranks. It is not worth while lo boast of a
attend ihem, there is no man ! would sooner '( power wa have not gol. Lei us acknowl-lru-1
with iho reins of Government. Ap- edge lhal tho corneal is a severe one, and
plaune. No second edition of Tyler tieaeh- ! face our opponents like mi:n. We all know
erv would be it.flicted upon u. j hal in Ihe memorable canvass of 110, we
He again expressed his graiificatien at Iho rolled up a majority of 10,000 for our candt
unanimity which govrned Ihe Convention, j dates. W hare is il now t Gradually hes it
and that 'Loen Foce predictions hod beon fal-j bepn reduced, until at the last election we
sified. The Convention queation ha been had a majority of 2 700 against us. He
happily adjusted our friend of both the 1 then alluded to the causes, the queation of
East and West will be aatished ; and tl we,exirnueu suniage u inu pcupic, upon wnim
enter into Ihe contest with the same spirit
which ts m.nifesled here, our former proud
position will he regained. Norm oaronna . n; priTi,rg. v, a..c..
i a Whig Slate, end, wilh the fire brands ' now the wind had been laken from ihiir sails,
which were thrown into our ranks removed, one false weapon of assault had been removed,
wa ahall, if we do our duly when ne go home, ' and oor pro.pecta brighten of regaining our
as well as we have dono here, resume our political po.nion. Still, we have no pigmies
rank as ihe Banner W hig State of Ihe Union. ; o conlrnd wilh ; the war is with giant.., and
Applause. i e mUBi' Bse piint'a weapons, and pul forth
Mr. Banks, of Cumberland, next respond. ' our wholo strength in ihe battle. His motto
ed to a call made by the Convention. An I should be. work, woiik ! and wiih ihe devo
humble individual, he fell great embarrass-I tion of hi energies to Iho causo, and lhat
ment i-i submitting any rcmaik, after the I of all true Whig, he hoped for a successful
able addresses which had been heard from triumph in Ihe coming campaign. Ap
ihe penllcmen who had preceded him i and plause.
lhal embrirrasrr.e'il was increased, when he !
was reminded, bv rlancinrj atoutid him, that,
nded.by flancin2 atoutid him, thai,
,,.. nf n ennntrvman of his. '
. .1.. i. . ..( m... r t,ia i
111 mo IDI'uac wi i fcuuinijiii.ii
" A chiel's smapg ee tkin' note.
'fc-fc- j - ,
An' faith he'll ?t.;-A cm.'
Yet, whatever diffidence he might experience
ihem waa anrh a fcclinir of eratification in
fljencine him. in witnessine the
witnessing the Harmony
characterizing the Convention, the enthu
siasm which ncluates its members, lhat he
could not refrain the expression of his hum-
(,ie prds i:. being a witness of, and participu
lor in ita action. And who con aoiu Demg
influenced bv the ciicuinstancet which ur-
- i j r. . i r .....
,uu..u u, ; ... ..... ..... ;
fanned by the balmy breezes of So-.hern;
Spring, enjoying the pleasure of intercourse
w.ih i our W b.g Ir.ends of the blate, and has-,
,ng harmoniously ieuled every question rpre- '
sen.ed for ita deliberation,,-whal Whig
could neip giving ut.erance to .. a ... g. .
Millard FtLtMom:, and declared that few
hardly Henrv Clay himself, had evei
-A - a. ..1.1 ...,nM nna
p- -.. ......
school-boy. In the Gubernatorial Canvass,
m which he h id been sucoesslul, so great
was Iih personal popularity, lhat in Cumber
land county, the strong hold of Democracy,
a mi'ioriiv had been cast in his favor- These
facta ate something to be heralded to n higs
of the Union, in determining their choico for
.he nomination of a candidate for iho Vice
Presidency. Of Juhn Ki:kh, he was proud,
as the standard-bea rer in Ihe coming contest,
"d would vigorously fight under hia banner.
... .4 .t.U . n.l nl.l.. II hin. ... - a
a. "" ""- b- "-
. .).. ,t, i,i.i r.,P ih- h
, , . . ' ,
nn i M np iiiutii. hh hi fii n H rnrr 11 i e
ranks es the mosl active. Vth the epirit
, which actuates us here, we need not fear the
reault of that contest; Victory, complete
land lilonous, will attend us. Much ap
i Mr. IJ.inks, then said, thai in a Convention
! of this kind, his thoughts naturally reverted
to his first love ; and he was anxious that, in
I the fullness of our rejoicings here, we might
not furgct that our beloved Clay was pros
! trate upon a bed of sickness fnst hastening
! lo Ihe gloon of the grave. He thought tl
I might be some gratification for him lo re
: ce-ve some token of remembrance from Ihi
; Convention. Il wished a votee to reach
I him from the eunny South reminding him
of the balmy breezes and generous hnspitali.
j lies he met with on hi visit lo Ihe " Old
North State," as some solace lo his heart in
i his confinement and bodily prostration. Ap-
. P",u, "nu "l ' '
! Mr. Banks then introduced the resolution,
'hich will be found in another p.' ' I of the
! proceedings of tha Convention.
J Mr. Troy of Montgomery, being called up,
snid that he not only approved of what had
j been done, but of all ih-it had been s.vnv in
I the Convention ; and that he therefore, wi uld
adopt the eloquent addresies of all t lie gen-
i i j i ... i i
I le men, as his speech on the occasion. (Ap-
(.' il. McD.igild, of Bladen, in responding
to the call made fot him, said, tins day was
a proud one f..r htm, and .very g.:od ' hig
nf the State ; he fell a pride, not only in the i
harmony of our action, in Ihe pure integrity
nod commanding talents of our nomineu, but
1 m the noble stand which had been tBken by
I the Convention upon the Natiom I and Stale
questions. Ha heartily concurred in the
j resolutions, and all that had been said it) their
! support ; nor was he going to be content with
concurrence, alone. He would return to his
tionip. nnd devote his enemies lo secure the
election of John Kerr.jmd the redemption of
ijhts Stale Irom Coco loco miruie. tie
would, also, labor zealously for the nominee
i of Ihe Whig National Convention; and if
h:s Stale from Loco l oco mcrule. He
Fillmore end Graham were the candidates. James uwen, .-sat. u. ureen, u. v . l.imii.
he was willing lo pledge Bladen county fori ter, J. G. Ramsey.
them by a mejontv ol 63! (Bladen'ia a1 The Chair announced the following gen
well known Democratic Couulv.) Ol Presi-! llemen (three to be a quorum) as composing
denl Fillmore he spoke with warmth ; nnd
said, when he ihoughfof Wm. A. Graham
of what ho had done for the Whig parly nf the
State, the dignity he has thrown around all
the offices he has held, and of his public and j
private worth, he could nM but feel proud of j
him a a man and statesman. (Applause.)
He also paid a glowing iiibute to Ihe nomi
nee for Governor, and predicted for him in
the August election, a brilhant triumph over
his opponent f which was received wilh hear
Mr. Wynne, of Hyde, after repealed calls
made upon him, commenced by remarking
lhat it was well enough lo pronounce eulo.
uiums upon our nominee, and the heads of
I our opponents had played demagogue, and
! charged upon us a. a party bost.l.ty lo .he
Of Millard Fillmore, he said, it was untie,
eessary for him to eny anything, "xou, Mr,
eessary for him to eay anything.
President, know what I think of hi
President, know what I think of him : and it
i is unnecessary lo add to Ihe exalton praise
he has received at the hands of the Cnoven.
I tion. Of Willimu A. Graham I would say, if
I do not a dork hun, 1 adore so man ; and 1
i would as readily vole for Mr. Fillmore, as
; for him, if not a little aooncr so. In conclu
sion, he would say, thai if lliere wa. one am-
: cere desire of his heart, it was, liiat ihe old
banner of the Whia pirly may fijal in tri
umph in the " Old North S'ate !''
I Gen. Winslow, cf Cumberlnnd, then loc k
I .1... ..It. nnH
. , , ...
:iuo Hour in ry b " ni.tu.ou
humoroustv aU(jtd to his temporary appoint-
Chairman: "I am not go,e to
teec(p() ,Q riII1)K
n,Mlion 0f ;our Convention, and
,hen ,uet down here lo talk to you,
honoIS 8re bel(,owed
. . , ... . . . fc ,
I - " " -
book : his lather purchased
MU . ,,w . . 1 1
"";""- "' -"
tS a tfsmiM'nt hnrl Iha ri!nro I si h f aa,
L ..LJ J 1 i i- i
. , ... , , ...
s.w t,uiu as el.lv .. (,.. ""t!l"-.
or, as the folks any, " born in Knox and
fotched up in ," I suppose I must man
age to find my place, nnd repond lo the
call made upon me by my friends." (Ap
lie .hen apnkeof the unanimity xhirh had
chsrarterized the action of the Convention.
That action had nol been merely, as a Con
vention of W hig, standing shoulder to should
er ; hut B. a band of iinn-nitiM, standing
iikart lo heart, and going hand in hand, to
work lor the accomplishn-.crtt of a threat ob
ject. No dissensions had entered into its dc
liberations not a single fire brand was al
lowed lo ijrnite the flime of discord so cot li
,pn,v n.riirted hv nor nnnnnenla not n rl.a
oentty prerjicteo Dy our opponents not a (lis-
sentinc Voice was heard io ihe selection of
our nominee, or upon the endorsement of the
platform presented lo ihe people. Hut he
asked, lhat he might be allowed to save his
ammunition for home consumption. There
the wotk ahould be done, and tiii kk he was
willing lo do it. (Applause.) With the
names of Fillmore and Graham upon our na
lional standard, and lhat of John Kerr upon
the Whig banner of ihe State, we can revive
the old fashioned enthusiasm among the peo
ple, and secure an old fashioned majori'y for
onr candidates in the Slate, &c. Applause.
Mr. Raboleau moved the adoption of the
Resolutions; and they were passed by ac
clamation. Mr. Waddell, of Chatham, proposed the
names of six gentlemen lo be appointed as
delegates for the State at large to National
Convention; bul after some conversation.
Mr. Gales moved that the Convention pro
ceed to elect by ballot four delegates to iho
National Convention ; which was carried.
On counting the ballots the following gen
tlemen received ibe highest number of votes
and were elected.
l'LI.EOATKS TO TIIK ATIOAL tONVE.Vno.N
FOR THE STATE AT i.AKOE.
Henrv W. Miller, of Wake ;
Fred'k J. Hill, of Brunswick ;
linn. Aug. H. Shepherd, of Stokes ;
Henry K. Nash, ol Orange.
Mr. Banks, after a few remarks highly
eulogistic ol the great v hig statesman ano
leader, offered the following resolution which
"as unanimously adopted :
Krtolred, I hat Ihe rreanienl ot this i onvennon
he reijuested to cvpresa lo Ihe patriotic Statesman,
Henry Clay, our deep sympathy tor him in hia pro
tracted sirknrss and enteetiled health ; and tne ar.
denl aspiratiuu pf our hearts for the speetiy restora.
tion ot those pow.-re so long and so ah'y exerted for
the honor, prosperity and perpetuity of our glorious
The Chair then announced the follow ing
gentlemen as composing the committee ap
pointed under the resolution above lo corres-
ponu won ..ir. rwrr, snu unorm n.m oi o.a
nomination: John II. Hsughton. I
E- C. Yellow lev, H. W. Miller, L.
ii. y.. n o... i) li
r . J . Mill.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Andrew Joyner, of Halifax ;
David A. Barnes, of Northampton ;
Robert B. Gilliam, of Granville ;
Edward J. Hale, of Faveiteviile ;
Djinel S. Hill, of Franklin;
Henry K. Nash, of Orange j
Jon'a W. F.vansi, of Johnston ;
John II. llaughton, of Chatham ,
Henry W. Miller, of Wake.
' Mr. Roulbac offered iho following resdu
tion; upon which he put the question ; and
' it was unanimously adopted :
Krtnlrtd, Thai tlie thanki of this Convent on,
are due, and are hereliy tendered lo the i'rcud' ui
fur the oUe nnd impartial manner in which lie hs
! performed the dutua of the i liair.
' Mr. lion ks offrred the following; vi'ivzh
', was unanimously adopted :
Ritohr.il. That Die thanks ol tliin Convention ,n
(ondered to the Vice President and .Serrelnne- tor
the manner in wh eh they have ducliorgeu llir:ir
I Mr. Nash moved lhat ihis Convention ad
journ sine iiib.
I The President then rclurned thanks for
Ihe complimentary resolution of the Conven
tion in a neat and npptopnnle speech, and
(declared the Whig S;aie Cuuvenlion adjourn
ed without day.
I F. B. SATTERTII W AITE,
X. T. Greetk, if
Saml. Calvkkt, S
J. G. Ramskv, r Vice Presidents.
Isaac Holt, $
Cn C. n.uir tfac, f
Shaton Gavlis, j S'ecrclaries.
Inqnisitiveness has been we. I described i
"an itch for prying into other people's bffitrs,
lo Iho neglecl of our own ; an ignorant han
kering after all such kmw ledge as is nt
wonh knowing ; and curiosity to learn things
that are nol ol ell cnriou-." People of that
stamp wou'd rather bo ' put lo the question"
than lo B!k questions. Si'ence is torturo
lo ihrm. A genuine quidnunc prefer even
false news to no new? ; I. a prides himself up
on having the first information of things that
never happened. Yankee, ate suppostd to
have allained the greatest art in parrying in
quisitiveness, hut there is a s'ory exiani of a
I.nndonet in his travels in the provinces, wliu
rather eclipsed the running ai.kee pedlar.
In traveling post, says tie narrator, ho
was obliged lo stop at a village to replace u
shoe which his hore had lost ; when th
" Paul Pry " of the place bu-tled up lo tint
cariiage window-, and w.tln.ut w,iiing fur
the ceremony cf an introduction, said :
" Good morning, sir. Ilarse cast a shoe,
I sre. I suppose sir, jet) are gtfg U V
Here he pau-ed, etpTling the natiio of tl o
p'ace to be supplit a ; but toe gcril t man an
" You arc quite tight; I generally go ihcra
at this season."
"Ay nhem ! do you ? And no doubt you
ore now come fron ?"
' Right Bgain. t-ir ; I live lliere,"
" Oh, nv, I s e ; yu do ? But 1 see it is
a London s-liay. li thcto anything sttting
in London ? '
" Oh, cs, plenty of other chat.r and car
riage of all soi t."
Aj, .j, fcr -..... U.i whtii do O.lke
" Thev say their rimvers rverv Sunday."
" T hat is'nl I nt I n.t no. I no! to linoiv
whether there i m y thug lo-w and friah "
" e ; bread nod horri!;."
" Ah, you are a queer tvilr-.w. Prav, mis
ter, may I B-k i nur name ' '
Fol nnd c!i'r," ssid ihe gn!'crl!an,
'coll ne ' .Mister ;' but I nm, in reality, ono
of the cluwiis of Aritnihane ; and my real
name is Biilki.m m K a. Drive on pos
tillion." Now, this is wl.ul we call a " pursuit cf
knowledge undct dil'icultus " of the niostob
CRUMBS FOR OLD BACHKLORS.
The Fai iii lor's Dite.m k. Bachelors
are stvlel ty married inin who have put
their fool into t as only ' half perfected he
ing," "cheerless vagehnnds," "but half a
pair of shears " and ninny other i t t i iNt. tl
rs are given the 1, while, on the other hand,
they rtol thei' r n state as one of such per
fect hlisa 'iha'. a change Irom earth lo heaven
would be somewhat of u d.ulitful good. If
they are so happy, why in lime don't they
enjoy their hnppmes, and ho'd their lorgues
abcut it ! What do liB'f cf the mrn lhat get
married for? Simp y that they may hive
somebody to dirn their slocking, sew bill
ions on their shit Is, nod trot ihe b.i'jies ; that
they may have somebody, as n married man
once said, to " pull r ff their boo' w hen thev
are a little balmy." These fellows are al
ways talking, of Iho loneliness of bachelors.
Loneliness, indeed ! Who is pelted lo death
by the ladies With nvirrtageahle daug'.tcrs;
invited lo tea and to evening parties, unil told
te "drop in jut when it I convenient ?"
the bachelor. Who lives in clover a1! his
days, and when he dies has fl .were atrewn
on his grave by a'l the girls w ho couldn't en
trap him? Ihe bachelor. Whoe'rcvs ll-w.
era on the married man's grave? Ins wid
ow ! not a bit of it ; she pulls down U.o
tombstone that a si week's grid has set up
in her heart, nt.d noes and gels married
again, sm: does. Who goes to bed early be
cause time hangs heavy on h s hands ? iho
married man. Who gets a eco'ding for pok
ing eul the softest side of the bed, and for
w,tkit'g up the b.iby whtn he turns out in
Ihe morning? the married man W'im has
wood to spill, house hunting and mitk-.tieg
to do, the young rnes lo wash, ami .t.7y ser
vant girls to liiuk after' tie marned man.
Who is taken fir hea'irg his wi'e 7 thn
married man. l'mal v, h.i his got iho
Scrip'ure rn his side ' :ho bachelor. S'.
Paul any s, ai d St. IV.ul knew wl.at he was
talking about " II that marries, d. es II ;
but he that does not marry, does bel tr."
In a town in Connecticut, a lo-.fer w.is
brought before a justice lor bt'irg d'U'-k m
the streit the tine being ore do tar lur encli
oiT.'nee. The fine he paid, and was arraign
ed sgmi Ihe next iJay ; No nu don't. Joi'ge,'
said hf, '1 knows the law one dollar tor
each offence, and this is the sun; u d J'ui k.'
' You have stolen rnv seal, t v ne ore !' ex
claimed Mr. i:ck'v t" hn adored. ' Piri!u.j
mo,' responded the hdv, ' I am t ot in -hu hi.
bit of picking up lut e things !'
' I should think thesenninihu wlie. Is i I
be fatigued, alter turning all ciay, ob-.-ne I
' W ell, yes, replied IVmrnv, i'xn; i !; ; t
at ihctr, ' tUe; ,.p.j: t.j ',.t