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Arrival of the Steamer Canada.
vONE WEEK LATER FROM EUROPE.
i I !. J.; HY MAONETlCiTKLECHAPH. .
; ! "iTratislated for the Baltimore American.
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Sx,i Joiin'h, N. B., Oct. 3.
nc ivoyai man eieanmr vanaua arriveu at j
;nilifaijat a quarter past nine o'clock yester- I
difriorningandhcf new reached hereto. !
iay hv ovi?rlabd express1. ,Shenade her pass- '
aje- lo-iessi mp len pays. -j- ,
, rhb commercial news upon tho whole ex- :
hibit'tsj .ia'.- rpecjl i-cliiigiB"or movement. The I
J'rodUdA tjia rile t , was fairly supplied, but the
idematui fdf most articles was inactive.
Thl Cotton trade, has been rather languid
I 'I'h Money ' market continued abundantly
jlmplied, and bills were selling at 12 J per ct.
, piVti.ifim.r i ' ' :
.'. ;'rhbi political newt presents no new feature
of special Hioment.: ).-. -
i, f'i hero , was considrablevfirmness in' Bread
itu,;ind higher pticejS had been paid.
. iAinoderato business is doing in cured 'Pro
"lifipniat steady prices. .
I i . HUNGARY.
uoru, tiiougn uesieireu, sun noius out and
.1 l 1 ' ! 1 -.Mil II . 1
'cn y .its besiegers one entire year. The
; i)fluciWei of Russia, aftd Austria js being exert
:ci la icimpel the Porte to surrender the Hun. (
cariah! cbidfs who have' taken refuge in Tur- !
ketv '- Letters from Constantinople stale that i
uis nas ucvu posiuvcty reiuseu.
-pl' -. ' . li' : c it-
-lhe latest intelligence froin Hungary, receiv-
c,l;by. tie: I.ondon'Sun,Uays that Peterwardeiu
lurrciietru to i no imperial troops on me oth
iiliimtO; The Magyars decided to still hold out,
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' but! thKmajority overruled them.
'The garrjsoit oCComom is well provisioned.
ilh"20 ,()0(I me n A s tat o of cbmplete discipline.
(ia niceri ueiu a meeung and resolved by a
jilajority not to sitrrender. According to
tliei Virnnajjoiurnals, B0,000 men are to
''iifgf,t)otnorn.! The bombardment was to c
menc4:on lhe il3ih. , when the Austrians occu-
pied a great.pa'irjof lho island, but without re
f ittitp( (j ,A pan of tho Hungarians were strong,
lyititr ifikhed befirre the fortress, and it was ex
petjted Would .giv0 lho ; Austrians battle.
It Vss tumordd at A'ienna that Gen. Bern had
UlV'ti jilito the hands of . his Russians. Since'!
inn. l.iihA large number ot Hungarian otlicers ;
hud been put to death at Arad and Temesvar.
t i i ..r . . . ! .1 a-i
' The Pope has quitted Gaeta and proceeded to
IU teception was of the most strik.
i.isla'rtd'popuJari character; He will not go
I 1 i . . I e 1 . t
ie lor the present.
Thq Clioleri was still committing great rav.
ijcialtfTrilcste. m ; ' ' .
Intllieiice was daily expected from Moroc
I i.' cjiiL:. L is t. i
the Spanish and French Generals
I ' . i L . I . 1 .1 .t
ii-emefl likely to produce something more than j
sroVrf rJein onstration The Moors were ex-
Inccjt'dj tof make iti attack'on Massila.Jhaving becoming a c runkard. -.
iVea.dy cut ofTsupplies. If the ques ion was put I
, Thd rif wly appointed Ministers were assem- er as lie' asks Tor his lieer
ly appointed Ministers were assem-
.ujnjt Madrid, but no notice seems 10 oe taKen
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cic))i reiative;tu vuua.
; ENGLAND AND IRELAND.
Tbi weather has been very wet in England,
Ut not materially afiecting lhe crops.
i Jififi uie uownwari leuuency in mo voru
rkcl hi-;' Zn checked, and a slight advance
tiltru jplacecaosed by the unfavorable reports
leWivh to the. iiot&to rot. ' i
' Thct lijbp picking, in Eng,land has been very j
iVtBeroweri itoi procure relief from Govern- '
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A favorable (hango has taken place in the
Mliiy f,n Cholera throughout England.- ver 3000 subsdribers-the greater nuniWr
Tt . Li 1 I . : .1 I ? ii. 1 . - .-'In .
, r i M W iW." WWf mm m - " - mm " " " -
"Sinew cases occu ring iiero navm- ucciineu
m; Since the cornmenccment ot the dis
MSI . IX DOn ' 'niirsAn". hnvo been -swent from
t ?. ? 7"in 7T "t
;Tatdd UseSi beyond doubt, extend, mo e extendea subscription list. If he
riU several' dj.irlcU , bf Ireland, though it continued strupgl- for tne means of epts-
hy any means, become general. ! ,ence were sp ired to -omo of them, ve
TftAN'CELU good deal of attention is di. ! know that our ktatc has. Among its cqn
'fm li the MetropoliiAn Council of the Cler- doctors of the press, men who would raise
K wuicti has.commenccd its, sittings at Paris,
mot all ihtj Bishops land distinguished cler-
price hrb assisting'at the Grand Coun. :
if'ri i,j '.'' i yl !
polera appears to have permanently di-
id in Pari- i i i
tA''rr0WPraj,0f 6f June, 1849, are to be.
yMNDid-Tni papers received this
t4tk r &nr)0,,nT the unexpected resignation
ll;ft.Vtch ipistW, en masse. After delib-
lV(j rig accented their resignations and
. s 71'truf liim'J fur lho (nrmatiim rif now
T' Tte circumslances which led to
Tl avQ franspired.
i, Y. All honor is proclaimed to. Ab.
17 Chid .and to the Turkish Micistry.'
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BRuTO & JAMES,
Editor 4 Proprietors. -
- .- .a
niuhly done their duty, and tetuietf
panders to tho vindictive I
Ihirstiness of Joseph and Nicholas. Tlip Rus
sian Ambassadors atthe Pofte demanded a surj.
render of ihb Hqngarian officersf KlssutH
L)embinki. Perczel. Mesmerosaes antf
lho Kufsian General had arrived at Con
stantinople, his mission being to' bully te Sul
into a compliance with the demand f Au ;
. A couhcil of the Turkish government i L
"icuiiiciy ueiu aou iney unanimonsiy
resolved not jo surrender the Hungarian refut
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gees to eithel- the Russian and Austrian go-
vMMMVMig, mis ucuisiuiueing impressive
anddetermined manner thai the refugeesishouU
not h mv-n U l.i ika ui -...ii-l
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ey might. Wc trust that Lord Palnlerstoft
will do his duty as nobly as the Sultan has
done his. That Russia and Austria , will e
given to understand that warvvith Turkey, witii
such a causeJ means war with England
We are rejoiqed to find that Kossuth Ind Ibis
companions ajre furnished with passporfs from
Uance to theiri support will be rendered bv En.
iuw uugusii aiiiuassauur, aiiu iuai every; ussis-
gland. I he independence of Turkey 'should
be secured frbm the attacks of Russia und its
vassal Austrii. , r
LIVERPOOL MARKETS, Sept. 2. 1 '
CoTTox.4rhe demand for cotton waV rath-
j er quiet at thij close. The sales of the vfeek at
' mount only to. 28,000. The committed quote
i the same figures given atthe sailing of tie pre
, vious steamer. Prices, it is thought, are not
litcelv to advance further, unless enrniifncrincr
accounts should be received trom India,
BreadstuJfs, Bast Western Qanaj FlouV
Was selling ii 19 to 20s. per bbl. ; PhJIadeU
phia and Baltimore 23a24s.; Ohio 24a2s.; Ill
s, red wheat '5s. 2da6s. 3d.; white do. 6s. 2da
per tj 10s
. Indian Corn 26 to 27s. Ipr yel
per quarter for white.
-The arrivals of cured Provisrl
small. The demand for Ameri
ran Beef is ft
ar at steady prices. Pork is rath
er mbre inquired for, though dull and difficult
f i t ef ' . t ii !
or saie. mierior sorts iacon sen wit-moro
activity, but m other descriptions the trnsaci
tions have bden unimportant. The market
generally wears a dull aspect for Provisins;--4
Both Hams and Shoulders are selling alforml
er quotations, jviz : 27s. to 42s. per qr. r th
latter, and 19i22s. for the former. Lafd wai
in better inquiry. Prices stationary at 3s. 6di
to 42s. per cwt. according to quality, and 26i
29s. for inferior. - .1
Iron remains without alteration. i
THE RESPONSIBILITY. I
A young man in
Virginia had becomq
He was a man o
great capacity, faci nation and power, but
it.- . a
' b v'f'' Tou1lJi loi-iiioiiuu aiiu wuwci, uut
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t he had a Pfsion for brandy which polM
1.1 L 1 rA . ?. 1 ii 9
ing could coitrol. Often in his walks, a!
friend remor stratcd with him, but ihvairi
and as often in turn would he urgl this!
menu to takte a social glass in vaini On
one occasion,' the latter agreed toyilld to
hjm, and as (hey walked up to the bar to-
gether, the barkeeper said,
"Gentlemdn, what will you have f"
"Wine sir' was the reply. f
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The glasses were filled, and the; two
friends stood ready to pledge each other !
in renewed and eternal friendship, yhen
K nii.pd And 's.irl in his intpmnpralo
I . . . . . . t1
"Aow, it 1 drink this glass and become
vill you take the responibil-
looked at him with se
verity, and shid,
that glass !" It wail set
down, antTtrle two walked away without
saying- a worxb II
O, the drur kard knows the awful con
sequences ofithe first glass. Even irf his
own madness lor liquor, he is not willing
to assume thf responsibility of another's
ter everv deal
er as he asks Tor his licence, and navs
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his money, "re you willing to assume
the responsibility V How many would
i say, if the love: of money did not irule
1 .take back tha licence." Ex Paper .
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I DCpIn the last -Raleigh Times? j s a
; lengthy artich headed 44 Editorial Re'spon
sibility, inwbich the Lditor says, Very;
. le pay 0
an editor in North Carpli-
na is always imall for we dont suppbse
there is a iouiWin the State that ha1! o -
- than IfinH A unvnfthpm wnitfthh.4'
far more ablv conducted, and much' Bet
. . . , i n
I . . i I -i
iter Drinteu. with nromnter -nav anil a
ns cnaracier to an envmnie neigni, : apu
their papers wjould equal in ability, hetu-
ty and dignity of tone, the distinguished
journals of other States. They need, jvye
Ireely admit, better papersbut they can
not have them, unless they afford jhe
f means, by a general increase of patrpp
I age to those they have, of improvemejit
and enlargerheht. EnableZtheir editors
to shake off tha trammels of povertyHrfo
put competent hands Jn their placed jjkt
the press and aj the composing stick, arid
devote their wjioie tame to their editonll
uuues anu tne careiui anornmeni oi iiir-ir
columns, and thten'the newspapers will he
what they oughk -obc" &c, , f : ;
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Keep I cmcz cpox all ror
1 Major General of the ith
- ' Lexington, Sept. 29, 1649. j
Messrs. Editors: In regard to the election !.
tlie Major General of the 4A Division, two of
arucies appeared in the Ltincoltii naDers a lew
weeks since nc in the Carolina Rt
a n I. T 1 .1 . s-i i ' n ?i i '
Can," the other in the ' Lincoln Courier.
of which was transferred to the columns of the
North Carolina Standard," together with a
etter written by Col. John H. Wheeler, to Go-
In those several publications, attempts are
made to prejudice the community against me,
by the indulgence of assertions that have no
foundations in truth.
i Before proceeding to reply to so much thus
written, as merits any, notice, I will, here say,
that; were this election to be held over again,
mv official acts should, under similar circum.
stances, be precisely what thefhe been, in
every important particular, for the plain and ob
vious roason,that the course I have pursued
was fair; and just and legal.
Now, to show that Col. Wheeler intended to !
cast censure on me, unless a major
. r .i . r ;
y oi tne oi-
hcers in the Brigade under
ported Aim, I invite attention to it
Governor Manly of the 4th of May,
the " Standard," to which Col. Whe
V hiAlpr's. nnw
under consideration, is a reply. Therei it will 1
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be seen, he commenced his attacks, by insisting
on the illegality of the election in the gtih Re !
giment, as early as the first of last February.
Now, it so happened, I was present at that
election, which is the upper Regiment; of Da
vidson, and I undertake to say, it waTheld ac
cording to the law, as laid down in the 13th sec.
of the 38th chap, of the Act of 1846, to which
Col. Wheeler refers, and which merely requires
the polls shall be opened at eleven o'clock and
remain open until three. On that day the polls
Were opened, accordingly, between 11 and 12
i o'clock, and remained open until after 3 o'clock,
there having been elections held also, for field
officers of the Regiment. This state -of facts
can be established, if necessary, by certificates
or affidavits of gentlemen, whose attention were
called to the law on that day, and who possess
as higTT character for truth and integrity as Col.
Wheeler. There was a full attendance oh that
day, as the vote shows, and strange as if may
appear to the public, Col. T Wheeler was present
-LU:n ,auaA ,ka-M v. L. -fii. '
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uumiiq ivavii(.u uu iu a, iiuiiuics anci Illy l t. i- j j '1 .
arrival, and when buttwo votes were casi, the 1 'eliefthat mY May, preveiiited a Commission
Colonel's and Lt. CoWl's, and at his ( Wheel- j from 1ssuinS to hm ; whic . I feel sure, by the
e?r's) request, I suggested to the officers lo cease ! "'J not ,he "se' ant sha'! PruV ,l Pre'
Wing, that he might address them. I They did : sently,) for, even if it:wereso, 1 shou d have
so, and listened for a considerable time, to what ! asfcction of knowing that this delay, re
an officer, (in conversation with me aforwirds,) ! su'ler "! e award of justjeto the candidates.
eft ed aw ndv.effot steal aneecb. lknewthaf
Col, Wheeler would be on having passed him,
mi CD I . . T T
and I proceeded accordingly, to wri'.e tickets for
Wheeler and Gailhcj-; and when he (Wheeler)
reached there I presented them, fori which he
thanked me ; and during the election, at least a
part of the lime, we were in conversation. I
attempted to exert no influence either way, af.
terwards we parted, as we had met, courteously
and politely, and not a word of complaint
I Of complaint Was he
heard to utter.
? Now if the election had been illegally held,
or if any injustice had been done him, (and,
sUrely, no one had the opportunity of knowing
better than himself that such was not the case,)
why were no complaints heard on that day ?
Was not that the proper time I But why were
they not heard, until it was well ascertained, !
that if the whole Division, had lhe opportunity
oi voting, he would be defeated I For the rea- i
son, in my opinion, already given ; that he in-
tended to complain, and to attack me, either
diMctly, or by insinuation, unless a majority of
the officers of my Brigade suppoited him.
In his letter, in regard to the election in this ;
Regiment, he uses the following language :
' As regards the electiori in the 88th Regiment
j being illegally held, and not in accordance with ;
I the act of 1846, (lho same enactment I have ;
referred to.J-B-this is not now germaine to the
issue." If it ever was "germaine to the is
sue" why not so now ? (This was written, 1st i
off June, before any Commission issued.)
Were not the same facts then existing, and the
same principles still involved ? Surely, 1 they
were. So much for Col. Wheeler's complaint
in this matter, which I have shewn is without
foundation, and which in fact, he, himself; a
bahdons. After this, discovering that ' his first
charge was not "germaine to the issue," and
after its abandonment, he takes new ground,
an prefers other charges, equally untenable,'
and hopes thus to convince the public, that the .
law countenances the complaints and croakings ,
of a defeated candidate for office, ju id tbafthey ,
are to be taken as a good foundation for order
ing a Court Martial, on faithful officers, who
have discharged their duties. . J
But before opening fully on me the big guns
of his battery, he commences by boasting that
he beat General Gaither in Davie county, where
he never was in all his life ! He informs the
i world that he did not know, personally, a sin-
! ge oncer ,n Regiment. .Now, mqy not
! llus .K,ho. ver reason he got a majority in
Uxle an rate no grumbling is heard
at Ih nnv i uim hit' in Ihic dominant 'hra ho
T. V -b-'-V " "o"""f
xcceiveu a majoriiy oi voies : uui nis vuie rn
'Davie surely, 44 is not germaine to the issue.
After the relief afforded from a disclosure ot
nis wonderful success in Davie, (the cause of
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which is well known there and elsewnere, and
not perse, very complimentary, to him,) he; pro.
ceeds to pay a deserving complimept to one I
had known for years, as a true gentleman, and
the report of whose gallant bearing and un
daunted bravery in the battle fields of Mexico,
produced a thrill of pride and pleasure in the
hearE of verv true North Carolinian. I beg
true North Carolinian. I beg ?
llnriinfT in his '
riame andshavi only done so in reply tojCol. i
AVheeler, ad fto say how much pleasure it
vould have afforded me to have exerted Inly in. i
fluence in his behalf had he been the! candijjatey
Indeed on hearing lhat Capt. Hoke s naine was
spoken of in corihexion with this oflice, I Uu
firmed Gen. Gailr, that if he (Hoke)vroul4
consent to run, he would, in my opinion, receive
ah almost unanimousVvote, in my
And I submit it tn that noition of ihe public
yhaknbw Captl Hokefpersonally, o(0eib-j
iaioK W say! wheih
Do this, axo Liberttis safe.p
C, iTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1849.
been a candidate, he would; have accepted the the
omce t aiaior General, (had it been tendered tttv
hirri,) upon receiving h ner$ plurality of votes, -
whe,n two entire Counties had not even heard ;
tne election, and had nver, therefore, had the
,,D?uFHor,un,lj 01 Tniif; f i e nuu hh
Wiklitrt soolr In nfifqin o n f, r r.l hiinnp in iht iC
ifai, in our Republican land; who would seek
to tike advantage of a diminution of the record,
so tio speak, is to be pitied, most surely, but
not fnriprl. Oh I nn.
But Col. Wheeler, after giving up his first
" iiue"and complaint, makes other charges
on me directly, and still more graved by de-
maiiding bt the Governor repeatedly, a Court
Martial on me, for delay in making my return.
NoV, having made this demand so often and so ' as the Colonel Commandant of those Regi
perejmtorily, and with so mapy flourishes and ments could have been punished for disobeying,
havibig in his letters whichi have been going they not having, in fact, been forwarded or
the founds of the newspapers, attempted to ex- received.
ce tprejuaice in tne public rnind against uor.
Manly, for disregarding his second
and specification," I deem tt proper to inform
Col.i; ,Wheeler, (notwithstanding he is a Law
2(er'3 and lhe very few other who do not alrea
dv know it. that this isnar is sti 1 ess " fer
"r "military or illegal niuther of which state
fl.i. : .. iLJ!fn.i un i-
of facts exist in this case. And if Col. Wheeler
did not know this, he ought to have known it.
Now, where is the law thatlauthorizes the Go
vernor to order a Couit Martial on a Brigadier
General'-.' Or, where is the law that fixes a
lime that a Brigadier General shall make his
return ? . Such law cannot be found because it
has never been enacted. . And yet, without any
law, or any justification, hje demands of he
Governor a Court Martial on me. I sincerely
wish that such-a law existed, then I could have
a Court Martial in my case!, when my official
acts could be triumphantly Vindicated, and the
misrepresentations arid untruths, of newspaper
scribblers and letter writers, could be more 1
fully unmasked, and more generally exposed,
But notwithstanding! all this! because Governor
Manly will not do that, which there is no law
for, and which he had no right and no power
i to do, he is to be called by jcarping newspaper
j scribblers, a partisan Goveibior !
Bui I am perfectly willing that Col. Wheel.
er and his special friends, shall entertain the
u ,u luu U4 vrunta.-.nu
, I have already shewn that! the elections were
properly and legally held throughout the Brig
ade under my command a jargervote wascast
than in eiiher of the other Brigades constituting
the Division ; that no complaints were made
at the time fro.m any quarler. and that Governor
' IWUJ;,naa "gnt in iaw, qr otnerw.se, to or
UC' a Vuu'1 ;a,i.a. uu , a. u i .iuh nu
proceed to shew that had this delay, so much
harped upon, been intentional, (which I will yet
fully prove was not the case) that, still my re
turns were legal, and also made in due time.
This position might be established in every
reasonable mind, by the simple statement of
fact, that my returns were made to the Adju.
tant General some time befdre, the supplemen
al, or amended returns of pen. Neal reached
Raleigh : and both law and justice required that
this amended return should be made, before the
elections throughout the Division could be com-
'P,e!e'?nd befori !b AJu,ant general could
make known officially ; the result, and before,
therefore, the Governor had the power to issue
a Commission. Now, that this proposition may
be fully understood and provqd, it becomes ne
cessary: for me to show, that the first orders is
sued by Gen. Neal was not saich as the law re.
quires, as fo the counties of! Montgomery and
Stanly. And in establishing; this proposition I
shall not attribute lo Gen. eal any improper
motives or any unfairness in jthe matter, or in
dulge in' such language as qnse or two newspa
pers have towards me, even Vhen I have done
my duty; language which, I pannot, out of self
respect. 'stoop to notice., J
But I will suppose it was Hhe result of an
honest error, which, to his creidil, was promptly
corrected under the second order of the Adju
tant General, by his, (Neal,)! issuing legal or
ders to Montgomery and Stanliv, and by his sub
sequent amended return ; without which, I re
peat, the Governor had no jright to issue a
Commission to any man. 1
Well, now to tho law and th testimony. The
40th seci of the act of l836-r;37, requires the
officer issuing orders, to jodge said orders in the
Post Office properly directed written on the
back 44 public Service,? witH his name and
2rade, arid this is a sufficient order in law.
Now was this law complied! with ? I say it '
was nol.-r I insist thai lhe only orders issued in
the first instance, were nothing but newspaper
notices, and that these notices never reached
the Colonels of Montgomery and Stanly at all.
So that ihey could not vote in those counties, or
even know, what day the election was oidered
on. And 1 "assert this on the authority of offi.
cial communications froni'the Colonels of those
counties, directed to Gov. Manly, in the form
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o; otnciai cuarges ana cornpiaiius, anu uanuru
lo me for perusal, by Mr. Gaijher ; and upon
the authority of those and other papers and ex
hibits filed in the Adiutarit General's office, I
further say that not only the officers, but many
of the private citizens of thosejeounties, were
indignant at what they regarded as an attempt
to stifle the voice of two sovereign counties, and
thus virtually disfranchise, them. And such
ihey belie red was Col. Wheeler's desire, and
the sequelhas shown whether they were not
correct in iheir opinion, i I hate heard these
complaints again and again, and I was told by
the members oi tne legislature, irom inose
countiesthat they were jneraf ; and that for
a Commission to issue placing uhem under the
command f an individual, who was unwilling
they should have an opportunity pf voting, would
be a monstrous outrage qn tbei rights ot free
men. and wouia never ue jsuummieu io. i ney
(asl cverv man ! have heard speak of
mv nm,..anrl cm iiaillW lilUll 1113 llfSl, IUT IUO Ulillll iritSUII, Uldl aiiu u null II was LUI I 1 1 ICU, a UriUIC llieiJIIDll- .v...u,w vu iui, uiiuuut Oil) UOOU 1UIDV, -:."'-
ie leiter of i lhe 'lc,does not give Governor Manly the right ed. There was no necessity of ordering the n,v or the correctness of what he has said and 1: -
....j.j 'or power to order a Court Martial on a Briga- election in other parts of Jiis Brigade, or of the written. ; r ! ! ."
cppieo into ... ' . r::.:.." i r.x . rL i , t it.- n..ti'- t .u.n . ii t !. J
uivr uenerai even were tne acts oi sucn om- ision, oyer airain : ior n mere nau oeen anv iUt uuiuun , ijwh o i tutu noi iruiy,
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matter, thinkn, who knows the facts,) that j
tiovernor. bv iftim? a rmmiamn i f:oi. t
Wheeler under such peculiar circumstances, !
would not only haro violated the law, but also '
plainest principles of republican govern- I lne
meui, nv idus loisiing upon mo orave soiuiers
tti. I lii'ieimi . r.on ..L I,aI .mlw r.iMnUirl fi)r
before the returns were complete, a mere nlu. a"d
rality of votes, and whom a majority of the
volersof said L)iviion, haxd pnmounced at the
ballot box, with some emphasis. a9 not meriiitii?
their support. But I insist further, that upon j he
the law quoted, and the existence of these facts, : m?
that the first order of'Gen. Neal was not only ' m5
not legal but absolutely null and void, as to z106
.Montgomery and Stanly. They were not such
It may, therefore, be assumed as true that no
orders weie issued at all, to those Regiments,
in the first instance. And was Gov. Manlv or
the Adjutant General to blame for this 1 Sorely can suppose, that what I may have said in Ra
n t. The mistake originated with (Jen. Neal, 'fih and elsewhere, was falsely represented to
and by him it ought to have been corrected, him. But this I do say. that he has endeavored
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irregularity of orders in other parts of the I)i-
vision, they had been, cured by a knowledge of
the time of the election, by the different Reci- '
ments having actually voted, and by no com- i
plaint having been heard in any other quarter,
either from the officers or otherwise. And be
sides, the law does not require the election to
be held on the same day throughout a Brigade,
but such limes as the Commanding Officer
Now in this
case, there was a remedy and 1
the law 1 have alluded to points it out. With-
out such icmedy, candidates for this office would
beat the mercy and entire disposal of subal-
terns, who could order the elections in some
parts of a Division and suppress it in others, just
as they might desire to serve a friend, or grossly
wrong an enemy. I have now made good my
proposmon that Gen. ISeal s first notice was report mat Uen. .Neal s im7 orders treTr not
no order at all. but a mere nullity and that, legal that the law does not presciibe a limo
therefore my returns were in, in due time, and j when a Brigadier Generalshallmake returns
according to law, since no Commission could 1 an(l m fine, that the delay on my 'part teas not
legally issue, until his supplemental return
reached Raleigh. And the case stands thus :
The Adjutant General and the Governor pur
sued the law, and performed their duty, and I
stand acquitted of censure by every just and
So far as any farther defence of my official
arts is necessary, I might stop, did I rot stand
pledged to show, that my delay in making re
turns, although of no importance, was never
theless, unintentional ; and were it not, that,
upon this very point, Col. Wheeler holds the
following tanguage in his letter under consid
eration: I waited until the Legislature ad
jourued, and I then learned that Gen. Leach
had made no report, and had declared he would
make none." 'ow what mispresentations in
termeddlers may have made to him, I care not ;
lor I am able, fortunately, to prove this state
ment is untrue : that it not only carries on its
face, when understood, its own refutation, but
that there are other undeniable proofs of its
Now, the readers of the passage of Colonel
Wheeler's letter, which I have just quoted, as
well as those parts of it demanding, 'without any
cause, but with cool effrontery, a Court Mar
tial on me, would very naturally suppose, (es
pecially after the news of the overwhelming
avalanche from Davie.) that the redoubtable
Colonel had swept my Brigade, 44 horse foot and
dragoons !" That after having received such a
vote in Davie, as excites his own astonishment;
and that too, where he had never, never been ;
but where only the blasts of Fame's trump had
sounded his name, and proclaimed his military
genius; surely it would be supposed that his
presence, in the other counties of my Brigade,
together with his flaming speeches' on War and
blood Mexico, and Gen. Pillow
would have secured to him a triumphal major-
ity. Besides it is alleged, that my object was
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to elect lien. Uaither, and deteat him, (Uol.
Wheeler,) and therefore, I would not report
had " declared" I would not. Now after all
this fanfaronade of Col. Wheeler, what will
the puhlicjthink' when they learn lhe (act, that
Gen. Gaither received ( Davie included.) a clear
majority in my Brigade of 29 vois ! and that
if I had not reported, Wheeler would have
been elected and Gaither defeated, by some
two or three votes. So, therefore, the facts are
I did report, and that reporl resulted in the
election of Gen. Gaither,' a most worthy and
But I am able to show to a still fuller de
monstratu n how untrue this is, and at the same
time prove beyond controversy that my delay in
was not intentional, although
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ae)' were made in uue nine.
1 carried Willi me 10 rvaieign, as i inooni,
the returns of the Colonels Commandant of my
Brigade, for the purpose of repotting, at "some
leisure time, during the Session. And I sup
pose that Col. Wheeler (however captious and
cavelling where I am concerned,) will hardly
hold me to a strir ter account lhan Gen. Neal,
whom heo highly compliments up to the time
of his second order. He made his return to
the Adjutant General the 22d of December I
cannot bo complained of therefore, up to that
time. The only reason I had for making a re.
port during Session, was, that it would lake, but
little time and save the trouble of transmitting i
by Mail, and that I would have it to do ome
time. In conversation with Gen. Haywood, .
about the last of December, or lhe first of J
uary, he remarked, I Dad noi maue my reiuru.
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that the others had come, in a . short time be.
fore. We then epoke of what had been heard
and said as 'fo Montgomery and Stanly counties,
and both thought lhat Gen. Neal ought at once
to amend his return, and give those counties the
privilege of voting. On separating, I told him
I would brinf up the papers whenever I thought i
of it at my. quarter-. Accordingly, a Tew day
after I did so, and went to the Adjutaht Gener
al's Office he was m.t in I returned ti the
House of Commons and denoted lhe papers
in the drawer at mv eat. wheje they re.niatnrd J
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.some Itvo uecka or inorp, entirely; forgoiterj.
f And the best apology fo .Col. Wheeler is. that .
j when the louse was not in Session, I was a!
p most cmtsianlly engaged on ihe Judiciary or
i Interinl fmprotcment -Commiitee ; or electron
; eerinw " might and matti? by day and by nighty'
the Incafiun of;the Lrmatic Asylurri a! tny A
i v ii j "men iy me aiu oiX't'ius we. sue
; cecdfd at one time in getting; but "which 'af-'-Merwardion
a re-consideratinji of the votej we .
lost. Aod truth to tell, I felt a great deal moro
interest in these matterr and in 'he Central
Rail Road and Western Turnpike1. &c., arid !
the sittings of the Hoie, than in that of fny
report and returns, llut a!out the twentiethfor
twenty. fifth of January, ; I againT cairied' (he
the. Adjutant' General' OfHce. and
uown to make mr annual return to him ana
tlso. the ..return of this election, and actually
commenced it, when to royjurprisr, I rnisjed
report or the Colonel of ,the 67th Rfgi-
ucu. uajwj assmcumB in earca
in his Office, I looked for it at. my deikv.
at my quarters. Did. nut find it; and not
recollecting 'the vote ot that Regiment, 1 could k
not at thafime proceed farther. , i.. ; i '
When i reached home 1 lound it. harms (in '
hurry of departure Jeft it ; and alter attend. V1-
Court three consecutive weeks, I made iuti
returns and firwarded tnem. and this closed.
matter. Such are the material facts of this!
matter, Irom beginning to end, and I can, at I
have shewn, establish them in every .material
part, by others than myself, shewing that Col.
Wheeler's complaints and charges throughout
are gratuitous and withmit foundation. "j
Now, 1 do not say that Col. Wheeler has as
serted knowingly that which is false, I bopeJke
nas not, and theretore make no such charge, I
Jo not conceive it is " germaine tolhe issue-
and besides, I have not, as possibly he had, my
Shakspeare before me. . , I - . 7
Une word in renlv to the article in tha
" Lincoln Courier," for 1 hvo heard from re
liable sources that the Editor ol that paper
is" a gentleman, and therefore, il ii mr dutv
to notice one
sentence which be uses.
It reads thus : ''The Governor seein
Gen. Neal's report that Stanly and Montcnm
er.V had not voted, although legal orders to yota
nad een duly sent out by Gen. Afaf, and
L.pah still withholding his report instead, of
! making Leach report',' kc Now if heita-just
man and I have heard as much of him I
hope he will retract ibis language, since I havo
' u"y shown that Gov. Manly has done his duty.
' 'hat he had no right amd no power to make mo
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On a more attentive perusal of the article in
the "Carolina Republican,4' I find it substan
tially, a transcript of Col. Wbceler'tTfeffer,
except the language is eearse and abusive. I
shall not therefore reply lo it: for I desire to
have nothing to do w'tih that indicidual.ot his
dirty dollar sheet. i
To complete this miserable Quatllebum farce,
I have understood that Col. Wheeler applied
to the Supreme Court for a Mandamus, to com.
pel Gov. Manly lo issue a Commission lo him,
(notwithstanding he had been ijeaten.) jlAnd
if he never knew it before, he there, probably
learned, that the Supreme Court had no Jims
diction in the regulation of our Militia system :
and that the verdict rendered against bim,,by
the officers, of the 4th Division, would not be
diustrbed by that high Tribunal. - J
Now, if the leHersvriiten, and the proceed
ings had in this matter, have been carried on
for a political harvest, I think, the crop to be I
gathered will be exceedingly small; for Gov. J
Manly's reputation for virtue, integrity, and in.
tellectual superiority, is too well established to
be thus affected, or fo need any defence ;, and
these, with other sterling traits of character
make him an honor to the State ; and the good ,
old Mother, mindful of-her noblest sons, hat
in return, honoredhim. f '
nd if, further, the object of those letters and
newspaper squibs, have been intended, indi
rectly lo injure me, politically, or at an officer
or otherwise, lhe failure will be most bumilia-:
ting to the projectors, their, aiders and abettors.
For as to myself, I am unpretending, unarnbi.'j
tious, and'e known unlike Col.. Wheeler,
not even desirous of appearing weekly in tho-
public prints f But where I am well known.
'hee productions have been regarded with pity
an( contempt. I have received loo many te
timonials of esteem from my friends of both po-'
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panics, io .ear mat sucn puisne euuns
will injure me with eiiher. No longer ago than
last summer, I can inform those gentlemen, '
that notwithstanding there was more tbari 'a
a full Whig ticket in the field, and vditn griat I
exertions were made to defeat me, with an alio
and disiinguisbcd opponent, I ivas4 supported lyM
hundieds of my Democratic friends, who voted T
for me from personal attachment, and. whoso
confidence in tne, I am proud to believe, it not4
shaken. I love sitch friends without regard '.to
parties, and whenever unjust attacked, I will '
fly to their aid, and denounce their assailants, L
as they have mine, in this case. . j ,'
In alluding to Gov. Manly I have done io ".
without his knowledge, and only because at- !
tempts have been made to excite the - public
mind against him, on my account. r- v,; f
I now take leave of this matter, by regref. '
ng, that I have been compelled lo write thjt :
long communication. . ; -. - ...it
J. M. LEACH.
FALL AND WINTER
FASHIONS FOR '19 fc'oO,
HORACE II. BEARD,
TTAS iost received, (ml his
York, the American and Eit
ropean Fashiong, for the Fiit '
and Wi5TE ofl849-,50,tn-will
continue to receive them
qusrteriy.He is prepared ta
exeeote alt orders io his line
of die trade, in a fashionable -'
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i .1 1 aiiu nuituimiUAC unuii..
JsgZsb the ?hortel notice. Fromjihi;
Vt i ; n ft Urn rf tC .'
cutting and makins girmeots, be feels confident that,
he can give satisfaction to bis customers.
He rMoeetfullv returns his thanks to his friends and
long . rpcrir-utc ..,
ihe public for their libera! s ipport tendered him bereto-J
fore, and will endeavor bv increased efforts to please his;
customers. to merit a continuance of their favors. Tt
HORACE II. BEARD, j V
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N. D.-AM kinds of country prodqc? taken an mr
ket wires for work.
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