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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11,1838.
Halifax County. Andrew Joy tier, 110
opposition, striate, m. A ilcox, v ni.
W. Diniel,aml Spier Whiinker, Commons
James Simmons, no opposition. Sheriff
Poll: Senate J. ner 304 Commons.
Wilcox 531, Daniel 5 ! 7. Whitaker 4ST,
B F. Moore 486. Tlios. Oti!iy 474. S
Co AC! St., .:n"Simmons 798. For
Governor Dudley 45S, Branch 321.
Northampton m. Moony, o. j.
Amis and II. Faison, C.
Franklin. John D. Hawkins, S. W.
P. Williamsand Therm I lovverion ,C. G
IVrrv, Shff For Governor Branch
4C0. "Dudley 234.
Johnston Joshih Hotilder, S. John
F. Ellington and J. Toinlinson, C. Poll :
Senate Moulder 372, R Saunders 3JS.
Commons FJlinuton G07, Tomlinson
5S0, Adams 533, Boon 4S3. Fur Gover
nor, Dadley 732, Branch 142.
Wayne, John Enm,S. Elias Barnes
and Curtis Brogden, C.
Washington. II G. Spruill, oo oppo
sition, S. D S. Gwither, C. R B. Davis,
Shff For Governor Dudley 322,Braucl,
Hyde. Tilman Farrow, 0.
Greene. James Harper, S. (Greene
and Lenoir.) James Williams, C John
W. Taylor, Shrfc Poll: Senile Har
per 1 S7, Allen Wooten C6 Commons
Willi am 303. Clnrles IJnperl20 She
riff Taylor 442. For Governor Dud
lev 350."Branth Gl.
",noir. Wendal Davis, CT Poll:
Senate Harper 85, Woolen 145. Com
monsDavis 270, Finkney Hardee 2?0.
For Governor Branch's majority over
So far as heat J from, the Republican
ftai'i of numbers falls short of the loss.
Halifax county, which returned all Whigs
to the list Legislature, now sends three
Republican members to the Commons.
01 A few weeks since, we took occa
sion to notice the flattering prospects which
then greeted the eyes of the agi iculturists
in this and the neighboring counties. An
unprecedented drought since that lime, has
occasioned a deplorable change in the ap
pearance of the crops. It is now conjec
tured that should the season hereafter prove
propitious, not more than two-thirds of the
corn crop can be realized. The cotton
fields we are pleased to learn have not suf
fered to such an extent.
The Raleigh Register says: 'Our Sum
mer has been so dry, that independent of
its blighting effects on every thing vegeta
ble, animals ran scarcely breathe for the
dust the mill ponds are nearly all dried
tip streams, which before were hardly
ever known to fail, can scarcely urge their
. higgijh currents, and, in many parts of
ihe county, the wells have scarcely a fool
of water in them. The Com Crops are
so totally burnt up in some p iris of Wake
lhat a second deluge would scarcely bring
ihem to. Seasonable Rains, however,
would still be of immense service, and
rerily relieve the fears of the desponding
husbandman. Only think of the parched
'nodiiion of crops where not a drop of
Rain has fallen in nine weeks! as has been
! ! e case in some parts of our county."
The drought appears to have been general
;;i the whole Atlantic course. In New Jer
!y, a dry soil, the corn is curling like tea
loaves, and the potato crrips destroyed.
! a Rhode Lland, the streams are dried up,
.iiid the mills and manufactories stopped.
(pThe Vicksburg Sentinel contradicts
;he article, which we inserted a few weeks
.iiice, slating that the Court House of Lau
derdale county was burnt down that the
Sheriff and Coroner had resigned and
;'.iat the Judge was completely defeated in
ihe attempt to hold a Court. The Sentinel
,iys : "Perhaps if there is a county in any
Iiate which deserves the name of peace
able and orderly, that one is Lauderdale,
some few mor.l'.is ago, on the subject of the
I was induced to institute an enquiry of
this naiure, by an impression, designed to
injure the election of Gov. Branch, made
on the public mind in this part of the State,
by the circulation of a report that he in
duced Gov. Dudley, by ihe mn$l urgent
solicitations, to suffer his (Gov. D's) name
to be put in nomination lor re-election,
and that the latter was, consequently, very
much astonished to hear thai Gov. Branch
had consented to be brought oul in opposi
lion to him. How far this report is true,
or "who has the most cause to complain"
mav be seen from the letter below, the
publication of which, together with I Life
explanatory note, is respectfully icquested
by Your most humble servant,
RUB I A. EZLLL.
EnfvlJ, July2lh, 1S3S.
My Dear Sir O.i my return home I
had l lie pleasure lo receive yours of the
13lh insl , and 1 avail myself of the fust
mail lo acknowledge its receipt. I was
happy to perceive that you possessed the
sagacity lo see the true issue made between
the National Republican and Stales Rights
parties, and ihe firmness to meet the crisis
as a freeman, and as a pan int. Let the
ignorant ami prejudiced man heedlessly
throw himself on Scylla lo avoid Charyb
d'ts, but for ute and mine I invoke a kind
providence lo enable us to v orship the only
true i"iiih, regardless ol our prepossessions
and prejudices lor or agaiot men. 1 re-
j )ii e, raiher than repine, at ihe vitupera
Hon heaped on m? falsely lor us sake. H
my country men can evt r be permitted i
see the truth, I have no fear but that they
will do ine justice. lfon ihe contrary, our
free and h ppy institutions are destined lo
be short-lived, then, hi me sink with them
It will be a glorious iniriyrdotn. "A day,
an hour ol' virtuous liberty is worth a
w hole eternity of bondage." I however,
do not despair of lite Republic: "truth is
mighty and will prevail." My colors are
nailed to the m.isl. If ever 1 stepped for
ward to serve my country, under the influ
ence of a siucetv devotion lo principle, 1
have done so on the present occasion. If
my countrymen have not ihe wisdom to
perceive, and the justice lo appreciate my
motives, the fault is not mine.
It remains for me lo notice your enqui
ries in relation to the circumstances con
nected with my becoming candidate, and
the conversation held between Gov. Dud
ley and myself.
O i my way to Florida, last O. lober or
November, I passed through R ib igb, and
in a conversation with the Governor, he
told me that he had determined not lo be
come a candidate for re election. I re
marked lo him that he had better not act
precipitately. He replied his purpose was
fixed. On the evening of ihe same day I
was strongly solicited by several of my
friends to consent for my name to be put in
nomination as Gov. Dudley's successor.
This I consented-to. The next morning I
lefi Raleigh, via Chapel Hill and Hillsbo
rough. On my way I was overtaken by
a distinguished citizen of Oiange county,
belonging lo ihe Whig party, who told me
that he had thrown himself in the stage for
the purpose of overtaking me, anil joining
in the solicitations for me to become a
candidate that he would put ihe ball in
motion us early in the spring as would be
respectful to Gov. Dudley. Wlint follow
ed you know as much as I do. Governor
Dudley was prevailed on to continue. Bv
w hat, you Cill ask, was this- change pro
duced? 1 have my opinion, not altogether
unsuslaiued. Time will probably devel
ope the whole affair and dispel the myste
ry. Governor Dud ey was, doubtless, as
certained lo be more conformable with the
views of ihe Nationals, or Federal party,
and hence, he has been used (unconsci
ously perhaps, on his part,) lo give ihe as
cendancy to the ultra Federal doctrines.
The facts are of unquestioned authenti
city. Who then, has the most cause lo
The theme is a fruitful one, but lime
and space forbid further comment.
Your friend, JOHN BRANCH.
Rob. A. Ezell.
der. The navy yard under admirable
management. Globe of July 28.
From the Raleigh Standard.
Jackson, N. C. July 26th 1833.
Mr. Luring: Dear Sir l'i,e f0owing
mmuunication received by yesterday's
o til from the Hon. John Branch, was
. ritten in reply lo a letter of enquiry, (a
py of which I omitted to preserve,) ad
'essed lo him by me, in relation to Uu
"jivumstauces under which he became a
.ndidate for Governor, and, especially, in
gard to a conversation said to have taken
hce between himself and Gov. Dudley,
Branch Mints and Silver change. We
have been under the belief, and have so
expressed ourselves, ihat the bill to author
ize the Noith Carolina and Georgia branch
minis to coin silver change, had passed the
Uoue of Representatives, and had become
a law of ihe land; but we fi.id this lo be a
mistake. The bill was not acted on in the
House of Representatives, but was one ol
the many w hic h remained untouched in the
mass of unfinished business. We greatly
regret this circumstance, as that bill is one
ol those which belongs to the system of
measures lor supplying the whole Union
with silver change, und for preventing, in
all lultue lime, all preiesi for another re
sort to shin-plasters. The value of the
bill would be immense, as it would supply
that quarter ol the Union, which has the
leasi chance of being supplied from the
mints of Philadelphia and New Orleans,
where alone silve. is now coined. It is not
the coining of small change alone which
requires ihe are of Government, but tin
diffusion ol it also. The States south ol
ihe P.-lo:ti u' are out of ihe line of diffusion
either from Philadelphia or New Orleans.
They have no chance lo receive supplies
of change from either of those places, and
it became highly desirable to obtain that
supply from the branch mints in North Ca
rolina und Georgia. Globe.
thy citizen of Canton, Ohio, formerly Post
master of lhat place, has been arrested
upon a charge of having been accessary to
the commission of a forgery on the Bank
of Massillon in 183G, to the amount ol
about $7000. A man named Anderson
was taken op at the time, and tried for the
offence, bul was released on a point law.
He was however, recently re .meu,
which he made a full confession, in which
.., ;.rJi.viied Van Rennsalaer. The ac
ne iiiijii' ------
cuscd was held to bail in tbe sum of $15
000, not being able to procure which, he
was committed to jail to await his trial.
Louisville (Ky.) Gazette.
Jit Tarborough and Nno 'fJs
A Horrid fW. Those who disap
prove the practice will not mourn the
dreadful issue unpreet dented we htlieve,
as recorded in the following, which has
just come to hand, from the Louisville Ga
zette of July 20:
ll is stated in the Brand on Miss. Repub
lican of the 4Ui iust., thai Messrs. Di aue
and Drinkins, citizMis of Madison county,
Miss., gentlemen of high respectability.
fought a duel a few days previously with
double barrelled shot guns, and lhat boiii
Bacon, , -Drantly,
Sali,T I. -Turpentine,
Tar 'Lor if
Bonds of the. United States Bank. We
learn llial I lie Secr-i.ny of ibe Treasury
uas aciepied ihe offer of Charles Maccal
ister, eq tor the sale, al par, of the bond
of the Pennsylvania U mk of the United
States, for about two million1', whicii 1 alls
due ill SetHeoiliiT. IS. 10. A omii.ir nflV-
...... L . , . .I I,,, I seven years in the slate pi ison
was made lor I lie b-ml payable in lb40;; J 1
out liie sale has been delened for the pie
eui; one reason for whirb, we understand,
is the uncertainty now whether the money
will be repaired during tbe cun ent year.
Case of Mayhem. A man has been
tried before Jode Willard, ai. the Oy er
and Terminer 1 6t. Lawrence county in
this Siale, for biting ofl' hU wife's tongue.
He bit off" about an inch, and the woman's
snrtV iogs were great, besides being d:sa
bled in her speech. The husband wa
proved at limes insane on religious snb
jeci, beiiewug himself L-hrist, Sec. The
wile i el) died him for it, and this Caused
him lo in die i punishment on her. lie was
however of bad temper, and lived nnh ippi
lv wiili his wif.. He was sentenced to
(7The Secretaries, Messrs. Poinsett
and Paulding, and Mr. Gilpin, Solictor of
ihe Treasury, w ho accompanied ihe Presi
dent as far as Richmond, on his way to the
Vi rginia Springs, returned yesterday even
ing lo the city. They were received
every where wiili ihe hospitable courtesy
for w hich Virginia is distinguished. The
spirit of parly hostility ceased lo exist, in
ihe generous social feeling with which the
Virginian welcomes a guest to his house,
aod to his bosom. At Norfolk, Ports
mouth, the Navy Yard, and on board the
ship of ihe officer commanding the Lxplo
ring Expedition, elegant repasts were
spread lor the President and Ihe friends
who attended him. At the dinner given
by the corporation, distinguished men of
all parties united in paying their respects
to the Chief Magistrate. Among the resi,
we are pleased lo learn that the late Go
vernor Tazewell attended. The lowlands
have indeed given the President a highland
We understand that the ships and crews
f the Exploring Expedition are in fine or-
To Sheriffs Sh nils are r quired by
the Constituii -u lo forward duplicate re
turns of ihe votes f r Governor in the dif
ferent counties; both under seal, addressed
to ihe Senetaiy of Stale - one id' which
copies is intended for the Speaker of the
Senate. 'The law requires lhat the returns
should be made wiihin thirty days after the
eleiliou. Penally for failure, $100.
Death of Commodore Rogers. We Do
lice with regret tne death of Com. John
Rogers, of the U. S. Navy, at Philadel
phia Wednesday evening, 1st inst. This
veteran ofii er, one of the oldest and most
experienced in the service, a severe disci
plinarian, an accomplished seaman and
most skilful commander from ihe earliest
peri-id of the rripolitau war, is now gath
ered lo the same honored tomb thai con
tains so many of his comrades of lhat
epoch, which will be looked buk to in af
ter limes as the most" chivalrous and me
morable in the aswials of our navv. For
many years Commodore Rogers was Pre
sident of ihe .Yivv Board, and during the
latter part of his hie has been .ifflicled with
a deplorable mental malady, which has in
a measure removed him from the societv
before death itself closed his melancholy
existence. Peace to his ashe!
A. K. Star.
Murder. A Coroner's inquest was held
on Saturday last, on the person of Mr.
Alexander McDiarmid, of beson coun
i.. ...i. r. a ... i . .
j itiuuiiu i.ean soine ten or twelve
feet, from the Camden Road and about
four miles from Payelteville.
Mr. McDiarmid left here on Friday
evening, and we understand his horse Went
home, which gave the first indication ol
his being missing He was first discover
ed by some of the neighbors on Saturday
morning, laying some distance from ihe
The jury state that be was murdered by
t-ome uiiKiiown person; and from the
wounds on his bead and side, there is
every appearance ol bis having been wil
uuitic, mcic uas ueeu no irace or
clue of suspicion, as yei, fixed on any
person, but we hope the officers, and the
public will keep a vigilant look out and
bring the Murderer if possible, to justice.
H7"An inquest was held on Sunday af
lernoon on the person of Mrs. Moseley,
wno aiea very suddenly, rerdict; she
came to her death, by the visitation of God
7We understand the Yellow Fever
has made its appearance in Charleston, S
Horrible. A negro woman at Balti
more, named S trah Henry , having a spite
against one of her color, enticed her out
on the Common Saturday night, plied hei
u iih liqu r, and having lied her arms set
fire to her dollies and burnt her lo a crisp
The victim was discovered before deajh
wjs produced, bul her life is despaired of.
The other woman has been aiieud.
ii 7 f lliPrP hp j"rri J lr
fT is proposed to establish in tar
Washington, North Carolina, a r,cv?
under the. above title and niotUi, 'i'ie j:i
catcs the political character of tht p-nit,'!';
mott' indicates its purpose. It vi!i'av;
stn.iir!y and warmly the doctrines of iho (j
publican pv.rty the tiueiriues c.f lTyviiK,'
doctrines of Thomas Jefferson, h v.i.,',,
a strict construction of the Federal j4."","
It will of course resist the re-elmrit'i ,i . N .
Cank in every form which Fedi rai i:in. lV', t
propose. Such an institution is bclii-u-j'i"'..
only at war with the Uonsuiutiun, hut tu- - .
foe to the commercial independence or ih...v ,'
It Iras besides, many dangerous p -jliucul "u'vV
cies. The Republican will advocate a ,,.,;
tiveen Bunk and Stuic. The union of Uj;,; .
State is mutually corrupting. ju5t a ihe U::
Church and St.dt has beea lbanaia ail udla. .
And as in our free government it iu3 beca t . "
that government can got along very w;ii vj '
the aid of church, and the cnurcii best ui;"
its purity without tho interference vt ni-i
eru.nent; so it will be found equally advm;t .,J V
to separate Government and Uank, and i . .
r".st upon its own nit nts. A greai ipies;.
before the people of tins c;n.irj. in-; .
the people govern tiie banks, or Lie l. r
the people?" it involves another qu.-au. .
thepeople capabio of seif-governuieiu ! Aret, .
prepared to succumb to UiedoiuuiK.u ! ai;,....
aristocracy The odds are formidable: uma' .
power and a power ever adverse to jmjLi-ui i.
J oin . The danger fruin such power h in prj.;.
lion to its concentration: and ii may saleiy tt
sorted, that a more extensive and tonnine
centration of the money power u;vu t-visu-du
an' country than now exists in our uui. !;
waging open war with the people, it is tv..
now sweeping counties and States in its nr.i..,::
and conquering march. ' All the pu-chasHaiu'.
ent of the couutry is enlisted agatiisi the ;.;,.
t i i:i ... : . .. .. j'i . . . '
i upuiur ijueriy is iu uuuger. uic pe-Ji'.c-
rally to the rescue. Thanks to tne wi-dom...!
valor of our forefathers, the political piav.tiavi
.i. i i , . e . u - i . .........
in me nanus ca uie people; una surciv n IuU jU
be necessary that they should be aroused t.';
sense of the dangen The iii publican k t
found on tin side of the people and ar,ii!bU:;t-
sponsible power. Will the people be tiuetuuu-
The interests cf the Farmer will notbeov;:
looked. A portion of the columns of the ktiu
lican will be devoted to improvements in A "pic
ture, .Markets, 6cc.
1 he Keoublican will he nnhlis iw on a Sur-r-
royal sheet, weekly, at two dollara htiy
paid within three months after the receipt of u
first number, three dollars if paid afierw.no.-
au communications addressed, "i'ublishtr a &
C7lr. Cunningham Boyle, of South
Carolina, was murdered by a party ol his
own slaves, on his plantation near Colum
bia, a few days since. Four of the slaves
have been arrested, found guilty of ihe of
fence, and sentenced lo' be executed on the
lOih inst. A speedy and merited punish
ment. Ral. Reg.
Forgery. Mr. Van Uennsalaer,a weal-
Interesting from Texas By th steam
er Columbia, at New Orleans, e have in
telligence lo Joly 21st. The country was
busily occupied canvassing for the I'resi
dency. The Hon. Ja. Collingivoi lb,
Chiel Justice ol the Republic, is dead.
The Mexicans having taken possession
of Corpus Christi, on the iiver Nueces,
on the Tamaulipas frontier, in order to
elude the French blockade; the Texiaus
talk of retaliating by marching on Mala
moras, and meetings at Brazoria and Ma
tagorda had proposed to raise volunteer
corps. The Mexicans had also exaspera
ted the Te.iau by depredations on ihe
border, a parly of 200 having plundered j Republican," will receive attention.
boliad ol all its horses and mules. The Aug. 183St
.1 1 1 1' V IV :i n I i l n ! 1 1 r .( I "7 n inn ...c .C ... .
" .i;a ii.iv.i-
cbandiz neai Copaua, and kill d the tw.. JlOllCC.
drivers, Putnam and Harris. The Hon.
Anson Jones, Minister Plenipotentiary
from Texas to the United States, arrived
in the Columbia. The Cimam lies near
Bexar have become exceedingly hostile,
and the President is censured for not rais
ing ihe Dragoon corps, for which the Con
gress appropriated $50 000.
President Houston has announced by
proclamation the adoption of a rummer
cial arrangement with England, by w hich
the trade and intercourse has been placed
on a footing advantageous to both coun
tries. 1 bis is not only equivalent to a
tormal recognition of the Independence ol
i exas. uui it goes even beyond it in recog
nising me ptvver ol lexas to sustain lhat
independence and to establish commercial
relations wiili all the world. jY. Y Star
From Brazil. Letters from Rio Janei
nun the 1st of June, with the sight of
winch we have been lavored, menliun H e
receipt of advices from Rio Grande to
May 22d, confirming the loial defeat of
the Government troops by the Insurgents
of that Province, with a loss of 2,000 men.
Unly a lew cavalry and three Generals es
caped. The rebels were marchinc to
wards Rio Grande, and there was no hope
"i me uovernmeut uemg able to withstand
ihem. The Province" (Rio Grande) was
considered as lost lo Brazil. R js t,e
soutbermost province of Brazil, and bor
ders on ihe Oriental Republic, of which
.iiuuioiueu is me capital. Jour. Lorn-
Petersburg Market, August 3. Cot
ton The last European accounts by the
Royal William Steamer, has cast a damp
... i.,c uiaruei, ana prices have declined i
lo h cts. Our quotations are merely no
niiual, ihe manufacturers being supplied
lor the present, and there is no demand for
export. We quote prime at 11 cts. the
common and middling qualities 9 a 10
cts. Flour, $7 50 lo9 00 Corn,((whole
sale,) 3 75 to 4 00 Bacon, (Hog Round,)
H to 1 1 cts Int.
Washington Market, Aug. 7. Turpen
tine, new dip, $2,95; Old 1,90: Scrane.
$1 00. Tar,$l IQ. Whig.
rlTUih Mibscnbtr, as Admini-habr o:
i he estate of
Thomas Uichcitscn, ilic-d,
lien hy noiihe all ..e iu n?, oJ -aid Uifli
Liison lo come forward or make L.U'Vn
their title to tl ch-s d?f ctnt-. lnco:i
jectured that William DickensonM
or of the ih-ccaM-d, who removed loSiviih
Cai(d:na evcr.d y tats ince, i now ii'.'i i
or ha- left heirs u ho are ( iitilled !op :'
of said estate. The will ol the dail
was made Void, and all the hciis cent- is
according i0 aw estate is now res-
dy lor seitlement, and if application i" 1 :Cl
oadj to the Mihcrber in
"otioiy, North Carolina, within the lime
limited by law, I vj feel my sell" auliioti
sed to eltle vyiih tin- heir- thit ;ue k vvr.
MOSES BAKER, Mm'r.
July 14, !S:iS.
npiIE undersior ied will give Ihe abov:
reward ol Filly Didlars, fur ihe V
prehension and confinement in ihejiiU'
Louihurg, N C. of
who was lound guilty ol the muider ('
Pleasant Burnett Jun'r. by a foro
oer's lnquet held over the body of l-c
deceased, in February, 1S37, since wh:
lime he has not been heard of, to a to ta
reached by a process ol law.
Pleasant Buhnett, SenV is abcut
filly two or fifty-three years old : cupPoS;
fd to be six feet high : with a down lc
when spoken to : large eyebrows, nuetnS
in the middle and exentlin: a littls on 'd
nose: with small blue ey es: round face
and an excellent set ol leelh: tolerably
dark curly hair: and weaisa liuss.
lie is supposed to be lurking in
Hounly or Nash, or in reach ol his wife'
iher, (Robert Melton,) who lives ia
Nadi, at which place, I have been creel j
'ably informed, he has been seen sevtrsl
'imes since ihe murder.
In addition to the above reward oi a ')
dollars, I will pay alp reasonable charts
for his apprehension and confinement m
trauklin j-iil, or any other i-nl n )r,,s
tate, so that he pan be bronghi to ju-tice.
Louisburg, Franklin Co. June 25, 1S3-