North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
'of San aggravated offunccVcrinblot this re
cord from the memories of men." There
'it stands, a bright page .upon ".the history
of the times, showingthat law Is superior
I ta prute force, and that the civil power is
superior to the military force of the COUn-
: i - vtSo t)f the solemn judgment of the Sex
" ATP. 1 it is t lierc -written i nai ucjj. v
sori, as President br the United States, was
guilty of an act of high-handed assump-
L tiqn of power in the removal of theDepo-
V . Vj.i . rrr-A CM:Ttinir:-Around
this record, long deJiberaledpon,tand
-; mosr soicmniy uujm "
been drawn, and the Kcsolufion, as far as
V party could do it, has' been rescinded.
' But the record rerhainr,andin spite of the
personal idolatry for General Jackson and
h the contejnpt'otbis friends for the Consli
. , totion, it Will remain forever. Black lines
: , can, pb more efTacc a, stamp like this than.
' a'biack cjoiid could shut out the bright
; ness of thrTsan.
is' not written alone Upon paper by human
. bands,' but it stands indelibly recorded up-
ohlhe memories of men, and will there re
main, so long as there is honesty enough
. tq approve of a good action, andindepen
dence sufficient t cbndemrTa bad one.
iTo' return nnrn. more" to' the '' subicct
wiich jha Jed to these remarks, we must
' iisk our readers jif Jbcre is one among
, . them all that approves the sentiment we;
have quoted, tha therej should-be ,":No
Compromise but at the cannon V mouth !'l
' What is there dishonorable or disloyal in
. compromise ? Do we not rassociate the
very idea j of Justice to -all in a compro
mise of the. conflicting claims among the
" many ? Do we sacrifice aught of Liber
, ty or Patriotism, jor names holier than ei
ther of 1 hose, a common Justice arid com
mon humanity, when we yield up what is
j -1 not our own or ask others to yield up what
is not thejrs ? 'We, ask in the words" of
, the' very subject bf this article for what
r is right arid wc will tfot submit to what is
wrong." f jThis is! a cbmpromisevand not
T that bloody minded and atrocious senti
. . ' ment which appeals to u the Gannon's
mouth: The words of an bid veteran sol
; diri once were ; " I was in the field of
Waterloo,) and there I saw, on a plat of
H crbund not much larsrerthana erentleman's
- with mangled limbs, dead arid dying."
,r iIany of our readers avc v isited Water
loo; and seen there as in a hundred other
. ; battle iields,, what sort of a compromise it
is 'that weobtain at "the cannon's mouth."
;' ' - We ' cannot hide its horrors to man, nor
"-conceal the anguish that it inflicts upori
the country.1-" The w Cannon's month" fnr
savages, -arid mbnsrers inthe shape of
riibri, but tiotTbr a Christian, people 1
- - f. ' i - : L-?- -
111 ' "From. Hit rdereburg Intelligencer.
jThe government of the United Stales is the
and the Constitution of thn IT. Staioa will ctitnft
" a bright anil enduring monument of the wisdom
"- -of its author until rolling years shall cease
j . tol moye. It invests all power in the people,
which they exercise eitfier directly or thro their
delegated agents and so admirahly does it
separate all the .various departments of govern-
menJso judiciously dies it point but its various
power andj place salutary checks and counter
checks upon them,' that Itepuhlican Liberty will
. 4 never perish while i the; people possess intclli.
' ) gencc enough to understand and appreciate, the
' constitution! and virtue to select suitable agents
to administer it" in its true spirit ; Therefore
ho Ayho does most to promote the cause-of edu-4
---- - i
; cation, andjdifluse general intelligence among
-tno mass ot the people, throws the strongest
bu'warlc3around our liberties. ' If our govern-:
- fijeht ever fall, it will not be by foreign hands ;
but by the parricidal arms of arch-demagbgucs
nnd Ambitious aspirants who havepartakenf
. its bounty received Its protection and shared
its blessings and bencfits-and if they erer f
feet it, it -fijiH bo through that monster spirit,
.rariv. XNcver was: better advice "
an those contained
in (general : Jackson's letter to President Mon-
, roe,whcn he, advised him to crush ike monster
parfy gpirii, andtoselect men for public office,
v) regard only to their usefulness,' fitness and
Rapacity. rl bis leiterbrcathing the sentiments
tf jo! Patriot and a Ilepublican,.rallicd toi Jack
; fcotis support a powerful party headed by some
jrf i tho leading" men: of tf.e old Democratic arid
Federal parties- chiefly old Federalists and
a desertion! of those principles in voitcr, which
l.L:,.. - rrut. t .i ... . .
hoft professejd out of powerdrove many of them
jfrom him, and rallied against him a more pow.
Iprful party-f-the present Whig Party, which has
scofltmued to increase tuitil it embraces the ac
lual ( msjoi y of ihb -people of the U. StatesJ
whose wishes wer defeated at the last Presi-f
ilential election, by the most stupendous fraud!
ovi? practised upon a free neopl.l Ah ! ihim
monster Siirtl-r-.party, fed nd cherished as io
wways is fiy ranting demagogues ! Who can
portray its ravages ? who can count what it has
cot this nition ln f the people the free; unl
lwug.it -people, do not . rbo up as one man and
cmsh this hydra-headed monster, it will sooner
)r later crush them; and with them their liberl
i les. Let those who influence ihn n;nn. J
j ansslead the judgments r the people by base'
I appeals to their ignorance and prejudices, rci
5ft "P03,!10 whJ?;esolhontainedinthtf
; dlowing etter of Gen. Jackson lo Mr. Monroe J
,ii snouio oe -prinica in leuers of gold, and hun
aipop ine portal ct ; the capital and President's
Iloyse, and b all the departments ot tho Na.
tionjal and State Governments -it should occu
jy n oonspicuous; place, as it ought, in the nf.
! jfectjoni of every; trucPatrion i
i : i lct James K. Polk; make, it the man of bi
j i counsel ind the ride cf his'conduct, before he,1
i, like its author, becomes corrupted by the bland.
I ishmsnt? of power, and the flattery of sycophants,
; nnd it will be .well for liirri his countrr and his
L Extract from a Ititcr from Gen. Jackson
i - , f Ao James Monroe'- '
. 1 j i. Pardon me, my dear sir, for the following !
remarks c.mrerning the next Presidential term ;i
I ;hoyf are made with tHe sincerity and freedom
; s.j a'friend.rf I cannot doubt they will be re.
I reived with feelings similar to those which have
' j impelled me to make:lhem;Eyefy.tbing";de.
I pends on thesclectionof your:--iriInisti7.'In'
, )iivery solection party arid farty feelings should
aimiHu, ,mow inno nme jo ejierminaie
hat :tnonsiert called party spirit. . By selecting'
f I - " -. : ' "
f k-J "sC fife-
firtue,capacity"Rnd firmness, without any re-
card lo party, you will go wr to, h not enurcij,
eradicate those feelings which, on former occa
'.;, threw so many obstacles in Jhe way of
rhans. hare the measure anu
powerful nation should never, indulge party
feelings, Hi conduct ' should be liberal and
disinterested, always bearing. in mind that he
acts forthe whole and not a part of the'eora
mijnity. X By this cburse'ybu will exalt the na.
tiobal character and acquire for yourself a name
as imperishable as monumental marble. Cob
suit no vartvin Your choice : pursue the dictates
!ofhat unerring judgnjent-which has soj long
and so ofien4enetitied cor country, and render
ed Conspicuous its rulers. rrTbese are tbe sen
timents of a friend j they are the feelings, il
I Wnow my own heart; of an uridissembled pat
not. : . . r,-f . ; .
'' Accept assurances ofjmy sincere friendship,
and believe me- to be respectfully, your obe
dient servant. ' I t v :: . -
j . - J 's" ANDREW JACKSON.
The Hon. James Monkoe."
TO THE FREEMEN
I , ' . - , 0F TIIE
Secind Congressional District of North Carolina.
Bellow Citizens:! I feel it to be a duty
I owe to myself and friends, to issue this
hand-bill. When the Branch Mint tat
Charlotte, in this District, was unfortu
naiely destroyed by fire, great doubt was
expressed whether it would ever be re
built bv Congress. -Frequent inquiries
were made of me. before the last Session,
whether I belie ved an appropriation could
befobtained to "rebuild it. 1 pledged my
self that, having always ben in favor of
the establishment, I should spare no pains
to procure a sufficient sum of money 'from
Copgress forits re-establishment. I ad
vised the friends bf the measure to get
petitions and liave them numerously sign
ed land forward them to me atVYashing
torlr As : soon as Congress met on the
first day of the last Session, accoding to
the! rules of the House, I gave notice, for
leave to introduce a bill Jto eflect this ob
ject. Knowing that in any event,' all bills
making appropriations oi. money, 4 would
ha-e to be reporteuVon by the Committee
of Ways and Means, I also consulted with
G en. McKay, Chairman of that Committee,
in the House, as soon as possible, to get
hiqi, through hisOommittee, to report an
item in the general appropriation bill, for
thej purpose of rebuilding the Mint. So,
that if the one mode of effecting the ob
ject should fail, T could then take up the
other. At an early day I introduced a res
olution calling upon the Secretary of the
Treasury, iri the usual ; way, for- an esti
mate of the cost, &c. of rebuilding.- I pre
sented all the petitions forwarded to me
and had them referred to the Committee
of fWays and Means I personally saw
and conversed with every member of the
Committee and nearly every member of
the House of Representatives, urging the
adoption of the measure in every just way
I could. I interceded also with the mem
bers of the Senate, and especially with the
Hon. George J3 vans, Chairman of the Com
mittee of Finance in the Senate, to whose
.charge I knew this matte vvould be com
)mitted.,.Vheri the Bill came up for ac
tion, 1 was the only member in the House
that spoke against the attempt made by
hi Hon. Mr. Pratt, of N. YorMn the first
place to abolish: the Mint altogether, and
in it he .next place by Hon." Mr. Holmes, to
move it to Charleston, S. C. My re-
tnatks tm-, that occasion fmost ofyjo'u have
seyu. vuugrcss utu uie uiscreiiou 10 iiihkc
the appropriation or not as it saw proper,
THe measure succeeded contrary to the
exfiectatioris of rpany of its friends both in
tn;J out of Congress. ...But, fellow-citizens,
strange as it may seem, after all these ef
forts successfully 'made by"; me, to secure
an object vhich T knew ; was anxiously
was 1 a candidate for re-election in this Dis-
frict than attempts were made by the
Joespaper pre aridf otherwise to do me
Jgrpss i njustice, by. charging that in this
mMterofube Braricb Mint, I did cotldo
fmJ(wboTe duty arid jthat the credit of get
tirig the appropriation for its "re-establish-ment
was due tdoihers arid snot to me.
i Conscious of-J.be 1 falsity of the charge, 1
took no notice of these attempts, at the
time, further than to write to several mem-
government, and perhaps, bare the pleasure anu
honor of uniting a people pereioiprepoMu-
divided. The Chief Magistrate of a great and I
if them hers of Congress, who served with me du
poi "ring the last Sessiori, so. that I might be
preparea wun ineir answers in ine event
thit the charge should be repeated, in a
responsible way, by my opponent in the
can vas5?, wherever he might be." At Mor
gan's ; Muster ground; at the close of the
debate between lis, Mr. Fisher read a let
ter (of a1 port ion of it) from Gen. Saun
ders of Raleigh, in which after 'disclaim
teg any purpose lo injure me or disparage
my eiions in layoroi tne tsrancn Mint, toe
takes much of the credit bf the 'measure
tot himself. ' I then read some of the . let
ters which you ,will find below, which are
sq full and satisfactory on this subject that
riOne can doubt. " Since. then 1 have heard
nothing : froni MrFisher;birriselC in this
matter, but I learn that bis friends arid ac
tive parttzaris, fearing that I might get
some votes for the services I rendered ; to
tHe community at large in procuring the
re-establishment - oft t he Mi nt, are still
hhrping on the same string, especially in
the gold mining sections ol this District.
1 is true that all my colleagues voted for
1P appropriation;: and I was glad that
they did, as my object was to secure the
passage of the measure by all the votes I
could get from every quarter of the coun
tryv Butl have:yet to learny from any
utbe1n,tlc source that Gen. Saunders did
any thing more than; the rest4 of his col
leagues notwithstanding be has volun
teered his opinions to influence the people
of this District in wbicb he does not reside.
Fellow-citizens, I desire you. to read the
rollowing.Ietters and. extracts of5 letters
frorn membcrs of. different .Statesof this
Union (arid I could get tnariy such) of both
political parties;: (vy ho served with roe in
the last-session,) and then ask yourselves
I amy, anu my huuio m-i .
! efiicientl in-obtaining tins appropriation
"for the Branch-Mint? (One of them ?s
from Gen. Dromgooie mt virgniiu, iuc ac
knowledged leader of the Democratic par
ty in the House ot Keprcseniauves, anc
whn nnM mv election, but is tod hon
orable to wish my defeat through any per
version of my motives on misrepresenta
tion of my public coursej w 1,
Fellow-citizens, the gbod opinion of my
constituents, next to the i approbation of
my own conscience, is my bighest reward;
as their public servant! I amfeunwilling
thai an act of flagrant injustice should be
done to me, -without defending myself -f4
And I leave it to you, Whether you will
permit a palpable wrong thus to be inflic
ted, in the face of suchj' proofv that my
whole duty as your representative, has
been zealously, honestly and successfully
periormetu fuy . cuunaj t. oaccucu
and the IVUnt has oeen reesiauusaea, ana,
is now in the course of being rebuilt, what
more could even my opponents desire ?;
Your obedient servant
D. M. BARRINGER.
Jnly 18, J845.-j.vX:
DCJ3 Show this to your! neighbors.
Philadelpuia, jMay 30, 1845.
My Dear Sik : I have received your favour
of the 21st May, and in great sincerity declare
that I consider vou as one of Ihe last men - in
the 28th Congress, who coujd justly be charged
with a want of zeal for the Interests of his co i-
stituents. With respect to? Jthe appropriation
for rebuilding the Branch -Mint at Charlotte,
N. C., I entertained some qoubts, and my irh.
pression is tbat your urgency and representa.
tions removed them. Being a member of the
Committee ofWays and Meihs my concurrence
might be of some importance in reporting tne
Bill, and a personal respect lor you and reliance
upon pour judgment and wishes, were calcula
ted to influence my judgment and wishes also.
I certainly united in report ihg this item, of the
" civil and diplomatic ' appropriation Bill : and
your interest and solicitude vvere conspicuous
Jit piUltlUlUJ II. I j
. : ." Very truly Yours,
, J. R 1NGERS0LL.
Hon. Dan'l. M. Bakkixgkr,
Concord, N. C.
1 ; Albany, May 29, 1845.
Mr De xn Sir : If I could be surDrised at ariv
thing, in these times, it would surprise me jto
hear, as I do, that any bodjf had thought of im
puting to you a want of fidelity or zeal, in your
official position, at Washington, in regard jto
measures in which your immediate constituents,
or your State, might be supposed to feel :a par
ticular interest. Ihave notjforgotten the jstrojig
solicitude manifested by ydu, and the constant
efforts you made to procure and carry through
Congress an appropriation for the Branch Mint
at Charlotte. I remember ybor repeated appeals
to me personally, in this matter, with reference
to the action of the " Way? and Means f uppn
iC In every way, on and; off the floor of tne
House, the srong personal influence which yjou
so justly enjoyed among yhur fellow.'members,
was exerted for this measiire, as indeed, it was
for every thing, which, in a just way,' might
benefit the good Old iNorth State."
I am, my dear sir, -with sincere regard,
Df P. BARNARD.
Hon. D. M. Barringee. j
Bruxswick, Va., S4th June, 1845.1
Mv Dear Sir : : j
Delay in receiving yours of the 24th ult., and
subsequent causes have prevented an earlier
reply. It is due to the relations of personal
friendship between us, and still more impera
tively to truth, to say, that iyou evinced gr6at
zeal and perseverance in favor of the appropri.
ation for rebuilding the Branch Mint at Char
lotte. Repeatedly you spoke to me on the sub.
ject and desired my co-operation as a member
of tho Committee of Ways and Means, in gett
ing the item reported in the bill from the Com
mittse When, the general; bill (the Civil arid
Diplomatic was under consideration you wre
particularly attentive, andf Very zealously and
efficiently defendedTi-UernJor the Branch
M int at Charlotte. My reeollectidii IShc more
distinct, because you temporarily occupied the
seat next to me, on my rihf, conversed and ad
vised with mc during the jirogress of the discus
sion. Of course, I feel a Very sincere and ar
dent wish, for tho success of the Democratic 4
cause in the Old North State. I trust that cause
will be victorious on principle, and will not owe
its success to false allegations against political
opponents, to caluminatipn of their motives or
misrepresentation of theijr ptiblic course YVjith
no wish for the political success of yourself or
cause, I hog 'you '-to be assured however, that
with sentiments of sincere respect and with
the warmest feelings of personal friendship
- I am, dear sir, j
Your obf. servant,
. GEORGE C. DROMGOOLE.
To the Hon. D. M. Barringer,
Concord, jV. C.
s . PARis,ky., June 9, 1845.
Col. D. M. Babhixces-4-f f ' :S r
My Dear Sir : Yours: of the 24th ultimo
was received upon. my return home and I was
quite surprised to learn that" you had been
charged with any default oT duty in relatiorj to
tha appropriation for rebuilding the Branch
Mint at Charlotte. We being messmates, and
I on the Committee of Ways and Means, 1' had
opportunity and frequently heard you express
great interest for such ah appropriation. -You
combatted and overcame' some hesitancy I, had
to sustaining the appropriation,' and repeatedly
iirrrpft mft fn nrlvrvnto It inltfio irmm5ttt. which
I promised I would and did do.. I knoW that
- i L j n:;.i. s
House : ? and if you can lel free from any thing.
uu supuncw .vauuiy uim cuctuij
I would suppose it would ' be' from axhafge of
neglect of or indifference io this matter, know,
ing, myself that'you had, arid fully manifested
that you had it very much at heart. ' v K j " "'-
j . r aiioiuuy, your iriruu, .
and ob't.i servant; '
Dear Sir : .Your letter of the "21st ult., has
been deceived-in which You slate thatan at.
tempt has been made in your district to induce
J .i . i. .t . j i
throtfh Congress me appropriation iur rcouuu.
inr the Branch Mint at Charlotte.-- I can with
perfect propriety say that any such attempt be
ing.made, is doing, you great, injustice, lou
were vigilant and unremitting in jfour exertions
fromi the time the session commenced to obtain
this ppropriatiori; to;tay knowledgeboth : by
yorir?act3 in tho House and by your influence
with the members. , -You several limes request,
ed my co-operation and aid in making farorable
impressions on the minds of the members. I
was present when that item in the'genral ap
propriation was passed on, in the House, and
heart! your remarks, and can testify to the zeal
with which you supported ; it, and the. amend
ments pertaining to the Charlotte Mint, ' .
Hon. D. M. BASRisGE;gvrt -
- June 3, 1845. I
Dear Barringer : Yours of May 24th,
has Just come to hand, I am surprised to learn
that you are charged with indifference or inat
tentioa to. the interests of your constituents, in
relation to the appropriation for the rebuilding,
of tho Mint at Charlotte, N. C. I am the more
surprised at the gross injustice of this charge,
as I,' know that the success of this appropriation
was" an object of constant solicitude with you
throughout the last session of Congress,
j. ;yhile the appropriation bill was pending,
youl solicited my aid .among -my personal ac
quaintances and colleagues in behalf of the
Mirijt All of them voted for it, less from any
influence of mine, than from a respect and earn,
est friendship for you. Your temperate and
courteous bearing in Congress won you friends
among your political opponents as well as se
curing to you the whole body of the Whigs.
Yoiihad local opposition to overcome fiom those
who! sought the removal of the Mint to other
States, and yet notwithstanding these adverse
circumstances, you carried your point by near
ly three to one. I cannot conceive how any
onelcan charge you with a dereliction of duty
in toe lace oi sucn enorts. l ucara your speecn
in defence of the appropriation. It cominind
ed the entire attention of the IL)us, and I nm
satisfied, carried the appropriation. It was clear,
decided in its tone, and convincing; and was
followed by the most flattering vote you could
have desired. It gave us all a pleasure to vote
for you and assist you. But few members in
theHouse of Representatives had more person
al influence on both sides of the Hall than your
self It is not unfrequently the case, however,
that the assiduity of a Representative's effurts
for his constituents and the success of his at
tempts to benefit them awakens the misrepre
sentations of interested maligners.
Your friend truly,
E. JOY MORRIS.
, Hon. D. M. Barringer.
Gardiner, Maine, )
Juuc 8th, 1845. j
My Dear Sir : I have just received you fa.
vorof the 1st. inst. I have a distinct recollec
tion that you called on me several times during
the 'last session of Congress, for the purpose of
givfng me information in regard to the necessi
ty oT an appropriation for rebuilding the' Branch
Mint at Charlotte, N. C, and of obtaining my
aid in that object. As Chairman of the Com
mittee of Finance, it was my duty to take charge
of the appropriation Bills in the Senate, and to
understand the grounds upon which any par
ticular appropriation was given or requested.
Before tho Bill containing the appropriation for
the jBraneb Mint came from the House, you in.
forpiod me that it contained a sum for the ac
complishment of that object. The Committee
had already had under consideration a memo
rial from Charleston, S. C, for the establish
ment of a Branch in that city, and them seem
ed Jo be a disposition on tht part of the Com
mitteo to think favorably of it. I apprised vu
. i r. j i
pn tba occasion, and once afterwards, when
ue uiu was neire me vomm;uee, you explain
ed to mc very fully the situation of the Branch
at Charlotte, the course of business and mining
in N. C, the estimated expense of rebuilding,
&c, and desired, if necessary to secure
the object, an opportunity to appear before Jhe
cornaiittee in further aid of the object. Your
explanations were entirely satisfactory to me,
and having explained the. maAtefr myself to some
of the Committee, nonobjection was made to the
I havejiorKesitalion in saying, that, but fljr
yon?t8irts, 1 should have entertained the opin
ion that it was inexpedient at this time, to de
cide the ..'question whether the Branch should
be at Charlotte or Charleston, and should have
reejommended that no appropriation be made
until that w as determined. 1 came to a differ
ent! conclusion solely from the explanations and
representations made by you. I know of no
thing which could have been done to forward
that object, which you failed to do. I have no
rucjollection that any other member from N. C.
spoke to me on the subject, except Mr. Man
gum, and if I am nt mistaken, he said it was
at your request, he did so.
4- Very truly yours,
j GEO. EVANS,
t Hon. D. M. Barringer.
I We have been shown a-boll of Cotton, well
matured and open, which was gathered from the
plantation of B. F. Logan, on the 4th inst;'
i '-fi - Sumpter Whig. f
i j . .
State of Ilortn nroltun;
! IREDELL COUNTY.
Court of Equity, Spring Term, 1845.
arm! Gillespie, Administrator with the will annexed
: -i- of Jonas Leib, dee'd., vs. Christina Leib, et, at.
Bill asking advice of tho Court in construing
(&f-f -.-the Will. .'.l-?5- v '
IX appearing to the satisfaction of the Coartthat lien-;
j Tf Culp, sen., and wife Catharine, and Henry Culp,
jan., and Samuel Hart grave and wife Mflly, are not in
habitants of this State : It is therefore ordered, adjudged
rt1 P?blicn ScSS
t h Carolina Watchman, for the said Henry Cn.aen
1 4nd wife Catharine, and Henry Calp.jun., and Samoel
Hart era re and wife MUIv. defendanU in the above nam
ed mitt, to be and appear before the Jndge of our next
Superior Coart of Law and Equity; to be held for the
county of Iredell, at the Court House in StatesYille, on
the 2nd tnonday after the 4th monday in August next,
to plead, answer or demur to the bill of . complaint of
Carmi Gilleypie, Adm'r. with the will annexed of Jonas
Leibjdec'd., or Judgment pro confesso will be taken aa
to them. '1 May 24th, 1845. . ' . ' ' . ..
yj;-' ... THOMAS H. McRORIE, c Ji E.
4 ' v By L.Q,SHARPE.Dcxe. ,
T Trihterf lee $5 50f6wl0 - . ' ;
t PURE WHITE LEAD. ; -
f lk KEGS pure whit? lead just received and for
,!U 17 te low by". :- J. H. ENNESS. -Salisbury,
Jane 14 1845 7tf : -
your constituents to believe that ycu did not do
vniir'irtutv as their: representative in carrying
THE RALEIGH AND GASTON RAIL
t. 'J-' :. ROADS. v . V . :l
A few days ago the JclTersonian cha'fg
cd Col. Barringer with being . the u main
instrument in fastening upon the State the J
enormous debts of the insolvent-Raleigh
and Gaston Rail Road and the AYilming
ton Read." VYVhen we saw this statement
wc i . kne w that it was dbsolMeltf ja
was;huntihg uptheTevidence when ' we
found the following article in the Raleigh
Independent. " Those who desire to have
the truth will therein! Ttfteindebert'
dent being pubJisheUathest!orgy
erriment have easy access toh records
which prove the falsity of the charged
We no w ask the Democrats, tnats portion
of them who love the truth, what confi
dence they can have in an Editor who can
shoot so wide of the truth. A victory gain
ed by such means is dearly bought. , ;
- ; v Charlotte Journal.
" OH SHAME WHERE IS THY BLUSH V
We see in the Mechtcriburg Jeffersonian
of the 27th of last month, some matter re
lative to Col. Barringer. the candidate for
Congress in the second District, that will
give rise to the expression that heads this
article, in the mind of every man who has
a love for political candor Among other
things, the Jefersonian says Coh Barrin
ger was the main instrument in fasten
ing upon the State the enormous debts of
the insolvent Raleigh and Gasfon Rail
Road, and the Wilmington Road.-The.
instruments" of this " fastening" were all
those who came forward to retrieve the
honor of the State from the supineness in
to which she had sunk, in regard to inter
nal improvements, under the operations of
wjiich her sister States were prospering -arjd
among the most honorable acts of the
public lives of Messrs. William Henry
llay wood,-Romulus f. Saunders,'4 Louis
D. Henry, and other distinguished "demo
crats, was the action .which-' set this ball
In the House of Commons, on the 20th
of January, 1837, the bill to aid the inter
nal improvement of the State, by which
two-fifths of the-stock of the Wilmington
and Raleigh Rail Road Was taken by the
State, passed by the following vote :
Those who voted in the -affirmative,
Messrs. Adams, Evcritt, Bedford, Brummell, Callo
way, Cansler, Clayton, Clement, Ccrington, Cox, Craw
ford, Critz, Davenport, Erwin, Farrow, Gary, Gillespie,
Grady, GraTiam, J. W. Guinn, W. S. Harris, W. Har
ris, Hartley, Henry, Hill, Hoke, Holland, Holh'ngsworth,
Horton, Howard, Jefferson, E. Jordon, Kenan, J.-A.
King, N. J. King, W. B. Latie, Lindsay, Loudermilk, C.
II. Matthews, Mauhsby, E. P. Miller, W. J. T. Miller,
Moore, McAlister, McClennahan, McNeill, McRae,
Nye, Patton, J. H. Perkins, Pinksion, Rayner, Roberts,
d, Watson, Wil-
native, were :
Simpson, Sloan, bmith, Thomas, Ward
hams, Campbell 6 1
Those who voted in the negat
Messrs.' Byrd, Chambers, Coor, Cotten, Daniel, Eaton,
Faison, Gee, George, Gilliam, Guthrie, Hooker, Hoskins,
Howcrtbn, Hutchison, Irion, Judkins, I. W. Lane, J. F.
Lee, I. Matthews, Moye,;A. Perkins, Pritchard, Rand,
Roebuck, Smallwood, Spiers, Stallings, Stockard, Tom
linson, K. Whitley, R. Whitley 32.
The same bill passed the Senate, on the
same day, by the following vote j
Those who voted in the affirmative)
were : . ' '
Messrs. Albright, Baker, Bryan, of Craven, Bryan, of
Larterett anJ Jones, Wurnev, Carson, Davidson, Dobson,
Dockery, Gu dger, Hargrave, Hussey, Joy ner, Jones, Kel
ly, Mnrsteller, Melchor, Mosely, Moore, McCormick,
Poik, Reding, Reinhardt, Sanders, Spruill and Taylor
(- Those who voted in the negative, were :
Messrs. Arlington, Barnett, Bunting, Cowper, of Gates
! and Chowan, Lxum, Moulder, Moody, Move, Morehead,
Mycrg Rcij, Williamsand WhitakeVl-l
Thus it appears, that-this beginning of
the fastening" was passed by a vote of
nearly two to one of all the members of
the Legislature ; and when the democrats
had the power to defeat it, had the sub
ject been then, as demagogues strive to
make it now, a party matter.
The Convention thatTassembled in Ra
leigh, in December, 1838. among other
matters, recommended guarantee by
the Stale of five hundred thousand dollars
to the Gaston and Raleigh Rail Roads
ter. R. M, Saunders is the acknowledged
author of the Report, of thct Committee
that made this proposition, and it was
signed also by Mr. Louis ,D. Henry and
Mr. .Marstellerl And now, the Jejferso
nian charges Mr. Barringer with doing
what the leaders of his own party Avere
the cause of having done 1 Oh, shame !
where is thy blusb !'' '
We-entered fully into this matter last
Spring, and clearly shewed that the in-
vestmenls made in favor of internal im
provements were not put into life by par
ty. We quoted then, and beg leave to re
peat some remarks of one of the most dis
tinguished and talented democrats of the
State. He says :
It has been my object to prove that
these measures were not Whig:' nor Van
Buren' party schemes. In doing this, I
beg pardon of the several gentlemen to
whom I allude, byname, for that purpose.
Ilr. tiranam. ihf H mirmnn nf thp f!nm.
mittcc of 20, (every body knows.) and
was no Van liuren manl: This report was
introduced by Mr. Edwards, (in the Sen
ate.) and zealously advocated by him there,
yet it is well known that Mr. Edwards is
and was a conspicuous and distinguished
ail vocate of Mr. Van Bu re n' election.
The plans adopted in the House of Com
mons (in the face of a different result in
the Senate) were proposed and sustained
by Mr. Hay wood and Mr. Hoke, who it is
just as certain were supporters bf Mr. Van
Buren. . I might mnltiply proof, but this
With what has already been exhibited, ap-j
pears conclusive. -Make ' whatever we
may of these acts, they - were j not parti
measures. They vcre Slate measures, N
Carolina Iawsacte&on from principles oij
State policy.-About them politicians hon-j
cstlv differed, notwithstanding their -con
currence oh national politics and others !
honestly concured, although. they differed
on national polfcy.'-V.V',"-.. ; i-'v'e
And yet at this late daj aiid for the pur
pose of partyand with a design to hum
ie people into onoosltirm n "r--n
ringer, be is charged with the acts of leal
ing democrats, and with faults of whSJ
their ovvnlanguage acquits him. " S
shame I where is thy blush P . 1
x ne seyersoman capa the climax" ol
political tergiversation, in snPt;n.f .,w
surplus money, received front the Geni
w;uu,.5"v w --Will it be bei
heved, can it be credited that the EdiP
been swallowed up by tax gatherers a t
speculators, while the veonle.
ng benefitted, have had to pay tncreaA
taxes. Monstrou 1 Does not the Edit J
knowow this money was disposed of i
uut ik was u is posed of
by leading democrats ? We tell the voteS
of the second Districtthat there is noto J
syllable cf truth in .the: italicised w0rd2
we have quoted from the Jeffersonian,
more than there is in the other 'slanderi
utterea against Air. liarnnger. -9
But to the facts : A bill to aid the
ternal Improvements of the State receiv.
ed the sanction tind support of Mr. Ray!
wood, Mr, Edwards, and other distingois
ed democrats, whor we believe will noi
scorn to shrink front the responsibility then
incurred, at the session of 183G-'7. Thi
bill provides, that beside the fund hereto
fore set apart for Internal Improvemcnl
theje; shall bedded and appropriated fo
that nurnose all the surnlti
ceived by this State, from the United
atsruridejT the i late act of Congress t
regulate the denosltes of thVbublie
after deducting the hum: ot four hundred
li?usaotff,t's c!"c" ls ioJb? devotel tk
4 le enPf'on of the public tiibts of thk
Scatc ;., the sum of three hundred thousand
dollars, winch is to be paid for stock sob
scribed in the Bank of Cape Fear: and th
pornoa.wnicn is io dc aaaca to the Lifci
ary Fund, and to be applied to drainin
the swamp lands, according to the nrov
siqns:-of sundry acts 'of trie; General 'As
sembly ; and provides jrther; IbrTsulfc
scribing to 2-5!hs of the Beaufort and Fa,
etteville Raif Uoad ; the Fnetteville ari
Wfsfern I load, and the" Wilmington am
Raleigh Jload.V.:vV-v -s-fcfelq
W hate ver of4 swallowing upn there ha
been of this moneys may be attributed lb
Democratic Lcade rs. 1 f the Jeffersoniak
puts a', wrong face onrihe matter, and al.
t aches guilt in the disposal of the surplus
money, that guilt belongs To his own pa,
t v. But the monev is' neither swal Inwril
up nor lost. The : State Debt was paid
with it, which is one good thing, at least
And what some may think another gootl
thing is, that several good democrats har
a part ot this money on loan, under thjj
direction, ofthe- Literary Board. ,k 0
shame! where -ls-thy blush "V-,
For the Carolina Watchman.
E L EC T I V E FRANCHISE'.
Messrs. EDiTonsr-Many circumstances and
scenes come under the observation of the rl
iti- iviiii-ii iffi iiiffi irt iiHiiinrn HPnniiciT in. il
huseof the "elective franchise," in the adminl
istration of 6trong .tlrinlc. tp the voters, byiianfj
didatea fur offices both' bonoruble and unimjxir.
tant. " ; ' - ;-'' , - - y
I know that it is a startling thing to acr
that liberty. Ituuirht with tho nrire of blood.
in constant clanger I rom this very cause, r:
4 0 i : 73
vet it is even so, beyond all doubt..,
: IVrbaps , neither the candidatc nor honest
vepmanrj of the country Uiink jf it in this vietj;
or they wouldr6imultaneousl"repel the custorf
of public treating, and permit it no longer I
pollute Our national escutcheon, nor any longe
to draw down the vengeance of righteous be.
vxin upon them. -In occupying tho. position be
lore me, I am neitherVhig nor Democra
Candidate nor "officesebkeri but "an ijAmcricn
born, an-American raised,' ami an America
privileged with equal rights, ccc and as suchj
believe that I am speaking forth the AoiZd
sentiments of every patriotic American. Wb
tlier would suppose, that men of Jibertj woul
submit to the intrigues, the mean and ni"a
ly business of being treated' by candidates i
order to gain their votes. . And yet we find 1;
observation, that not only, the V Dutch". Jbuttb
"English" and even the "Irtsh bow the tne
in humble submission to the God of Bacchus
Candidates mount-the stump, and according I
ability, make a defence pf; their principles Tan
positions, but this is not cnouslui Thpre an
a iiitrvim I tf m ft ss rnnf rtrwrla Ia m In t Wial I &pC
Hon., , llenccyou see them in the commingico
mu!titudo pointing to their jugs and barrel!
saving "come drink. "without moncV and v'wk
ca. I'Vs w v a uivi v uua , t
out price," and at the same; time manifesting
au airf as if they wished to "say, .we are the
boys, who fear no noise H " elect jus, 'n& pi
t II . . "-; ' . . ' 'r I r '"Vi ' .4
suiiu get uruiiK. ai musters anu sates iun
much as you please !' T What a ? shame i
to deprive men of the libertyjjf drinking au
wbiskey iJhey can get at musters and sales r
Yes, who cares, whether a man can stand of
walk straight on T" Musters and sales wert
appointed to gi.ve the people a chance of liquf'
ing, beating, biting, scratching and gouging on
another as much as they pleased '
, Here is liberty with a vengeance, and yet -thousands
of freeborn Americans flock around
its sianaara over wnom, us simen oanury -. .
made to wave. Silken, because facinatingr
1 unn nrt inHnpntinllv niuin thA.nncsinns t
pctites of men. O Temporal OMorel-j
toe degredation wb Avhicb nigbry piith-
man besots himself! And after all, wbalgj
im tharat in-it. a '. fnAiA1ik tfina intri(niei02
fellow man. Let the following HlustraUong
tice ;AXMot long ago, when presenrai aju--rtTBTocandidatea
for diffe rent olSces
n few Art elde rl v ' man warn 'asked ' Bo
. ' . ... -r
i:t.j C - ft Mtivdilo '
speak balfenouzbi Tda-cir it to 'em ff:
ran ror inf. iMrmntraia i w av. i -
l f . . ... .. tin J. ... i4 mo .
inquirer, I thought you were a stauncn r- :j.
Oh ! I blougs to the side, whar tbars the
liquor. , You may easily imagine pa f
was pursued with, him.. f . V. ,
The consequence was, after having
as I supposed, from the top load, two or Ji
Whig potions, he was again ai
when he- came on the muster.
-1.L !' : . i . .l: - . Hut soo"
body', money wasHpent, as also his Pfioc P,
of pafriotism sacrificed; bycondescendiog wjj
mean a tricks toittempt 'to P""118":'!
of a freemaiuButwere the dark spots in J4
candidates' reputation; arid the vending w '
treemanTa vote all tnai are connecicu
ncfariour habit public treating; we- w ;
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