North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
tabhshed, by destroy ing that which it wa
intended In protect. Instead of preserv
ing peace and tranquility, it would become
an instrument, in the hands of the stronger
portion of the Union, for assailing the in-
s;iiutims of the weaker, and engendering
thereby the bitterest feelings of hostility,
which, in the end, would destroy the Union
(esitiug on these broad ami incontro
vei lible principles, we hold it to be clear,
beyond dispute, that Congress has no right
to abolish slavery in this Daniel, with a
view of abolishing it in the Slates, or to
exercise any of its powers with that mten
lion. Nor do we deem it material, in com
ing to this conclusion, to inquire what is
the extent of its powers over thi District;
be they what they may, tliey are all con
ftrred for special purposes, to be exercised,
like all such poivers, in subordination to
the known objects (or which they were
granted. To pervert them to any othtr
purpose inconsistent with the object of the
grant, would be a violation of thi Consti
tution, not the l ss dangerous because not
Thus rrgirdiuj: the powers of the Go
vernment, it is sufficient to sustain the con
clusion at which we have arrived that the
G vemmeut has no right to abolish or in
terfere with slavery in I tie Slates, or to use
its powers to give a pi eferew e to the pe
culiar institutions of one poitioo of the
Union over those of another; this admit
ted, and the conclusion follows as a mallei
of course. It is on this broad and deep
foundation that we bottom the course
winch we think ought lobe pniMied b
the Government on this agitating and dan
gerous question. Here, and here only,
can a stand be made to arrest its progress,
give pence and q iet to the country, ami
per-uanency to the Union. Ii' this be sur
rendered, on uooiht-r ground can a stand
be made; and w ca II on all who love the
country , ;md Value peare, hat uion y, and
union. l their stand on it, i eg.irdles of all
minor (iiffi rent es.
In addition to what we have said, we
Wool J remind our roun:r men of the plight
ed faith of this Government to the States
ot Virginia and iM irylaod. of the sacred
rights of property pujem-d by the inh tin
lants fl this Disirif t, uheji they were sur
rendered by these Stairs to ihe protection
of Congress. We would also ak an at
tentive consideration to that slate of auar
chv and contusion which must exist at the
seat ol the General Government, when this
D M ict shall become the receptacle of ihe
fugitive slaves from all the neighboring
Slates. Some of us have witnessed, ami
Others have heard, with deep regret, the
deteriorated condition ol the slaes, pro
duced b this distuibmg q testion; and in
the name of the Union, we ask our fellow
ciliz us to forbear its further agitation.
Thin, fellow- citizens, we have laid be
fore yon a lull and frank avowal of our po
litical "pinions and principle, h js f,ir
y u to Mudu aie and maintain them. We
will not say they are ftee fro in error; but
our honest conviction is, thai on their niuu
tenau e depeud the peace, harmony, .md
prosperity of the people, and the perpetuity
of our gl rious t "otdVderac v.
Rati Williams, of Maine,
(mrrett U Hall. ,f Vw Jersey,
ll'illi m si lien. of Ohio,
Witltum S. Fulton, f Arkansas,
Committee in behalf of lit publican Sena
tors. Francis Thomas, of Maryland,
J l Joins, ol Virginia,
hniic Toucry, ot Connecticut,
J J McKay, of North Carolina,
IV W i'otter, of Penusy ivauia,
JJiu I1 Richaidson. of ,v. Carolina,
imsa J. P.irktr, of New York,
hanc L rary, of Michigan,
Jlnh'bald Y.ll, of Arkansas,
Committee in bend; of Republican Repre
sentatives. i TT JM'ST?
SAI UIUMY. AUGUST 25, 1S38
flixm io;; HE I l'K.S.
ClFrom an article in the Lst Kah igh
Standard, we copy the following: "Our
ret ims are not yet a-jnile complete. Our
Senate is composed of 50 members, 23 if
whom are known and decided friend of
the administration, exclusive cf any and
every ' Slates Rights' man, ( 11 ay woou,
iMacon and Buncombe still to hear from,
yvhere auther is probably elected )
"In the Couimous, also ihere are 54
avowed friemls of the administration, and
known supporters of the President. le.
sides, there are five counties to hear from,
vvhich will, proabably, give t-vo more, at
least making 56 Our House of Com
mon is composed of 120 members.
I'he result is this : The balance of pow
er in our lilat,P is Wlu Stales
RigbuSarty. If ft.y all Bo with the
("Whigs," iheu federalism has triumphed ..
If they, or a small part oj them go wim
Ihe administration for the principles of the
Constitution, the reverse is the fact."
The returns respecting tbe Gover
nor's election are not so full seven or
eight counties yet remain to be heard from;
Governor Lh'dlev's majority at prebeui is
said to exceed 13 000
(EThe Fall Term of the Superior
Courts for the 3d Circuit, will commence
at Martin county, on Monday 27th inst
Judge Saunders presiding in Pitt, on
Monda, 31 Sept. and in this county, on
Monday the 10th.
CyAn inqaest was held in this county,
on Monday last, on the body of Levi W or
iel), which resulted in the following ver
dict : "that he came to his death by a blow
received from Sally Worrell his wife, in
sell defence, on the lGih inst. and on the
I Dili inst. of that mortal w ound he died."
From ihe evidence adduced, it appears
that the decvas-ed was an habitual drunk
aid, and was un til iutoxicaud at the time
of receiving the blow which caused his
death l.t had been lor several days pie
vious cursing and abusing his wife, and
had struck her with a chair expressing a
determination to kill her; she look up a
piece of feme rail in btlf defciue and strut k
him on the head the wound bled prolust-
ly and he lingeied alinul utrce uay s w ueu
he expired, 'l ite deceased was about ol);
years ol age, had but one child, a female
who has been married some tune. Ilisj
wife has been bound over, foi her appear
aitue at out iiisiiiug Superior Court.
Dtniccrutic R publican AJdnss Wei
aie gratified loouseive, thai this tiuly pa
triotic and admirable Address isren-ived
w ilh applause and satisfaction by the De
mucrary in difiVienl btctions ol tlie Union.
The B'bton Ioriniig Post has the follow
ing article on the subje t :
We lake the loliowiug extract from a,
Charleston Mercury w tut h ha jtibl come
to hand :
"The ground that the most ii$liuguili
etl Southern statesmen have always take.
is, that the interests ol the Ueuiot lacyil
the North are iueutic.il wuti those ilihe
Sou.lijthal lltey are our natural Allies
When we say that the Alu.iuiti auint
taken S.iuthero grouu,we uie.oi f gi onol
on which the true and pt rm inent interests
of the whole countiy can be harmoniZ' d;
ground winch the bouih ha e v i ) t iijin i,
in its long and ai dent contest lot tqality;
ground leai of all the lot titicalious and
out w oiks, tin moouiamous pijls and
CAVKKNOUS lLO l b of the ensohda
lion p mi ; gi ounti tit w hich we can meet
the people of the North as bi others, limi
or.u.iy and qaally sharing the rich am!
glorious legacy of lite Involution.
l'liis is stiirmg language. We echo
back Hie Mumd Upon the principles of
the Jlddress to the people of the United
States w e can meet the bouih as brethren,
and yet retain oar self respect and Hide
petitionee, and not part with a single right,
which, under the Constitution, we retain
Upon litest principles this Confederacy ol
t tie United biates can slant; on other prin
ciples than these, in filiy years it lies a
heap of ruins. And what are these princi
ple? Are they principles new, strange,
and untried? .o; they are time-hallowed
antl time-Uo'Miieil; rich in the memory
ol fights well f.unht ami victories won;
hapuz d with the immortal names of pa
ti lots and sages, who have passed from
this set tle rd troubled action; men famous
in their own day, antl dear to an alter age.
I rue, they are not ihe puuciples of Alex
antler Hamilton, but unless we very much
mistake the consummate genius of that
man, if Alexander Hamilton lived now,
with the experience whoh has accumulu
ted since his death, he, even Ac, would ac
knowledge, that on the prim iples with
vvhich he taried in his career, this Govern
ment could uoi be held together in coming
time. Now, then, j- in hands ALL, ami
let us usher in a new era. Our word are
meant for those who are concerned in the
preservation of the confederacy under the
Constitution. Meu hants, real merchants,
manufacturers, farmers, working-men,
young men, old men, freemen, one and all,
come and join with us in this grand Olyui
pic race of principle We will wioj we
will wear, together. Side by side, North
ami S tuth, went through one revolution,
and now, side by side, they will go through
another. Up, then, brethren, and be tid
ing. Here, in the face of all New Fug
land, we erect our standard, and "fling our
banner to the battle and the brecz-"
Senator Strange. We are gratified to
see the report of the intended resignation
of Mr. Strange, of the United States Se
nale, contradicted in the North Carolina
newspapers. His powers as a debater
firmness and directness as a politician ur-
bantty and courtesy as a gentleman, make
J . ..:.i. ....... ......... ululf
htui a lavorue im "a n pun,
even the general hostility jf the Opposi
tion is softened towards. him. We should
be sorry to lose one from the Senate in
those days of party asperity, qualified to
give powerful support to the cause to
which he is devoted, and, at the same time,
to keep down the rancor of the adversary,
which such faithful service ordinarily pro
QCVe are authorized to announce R
!.n C. Milliard, Ea of Nash, a candi
date to represent the sixth Congressional
District, composed l the counties ol orau
ville, Franklin, Warren, ami Nash, in the
twenty -sixth Congress. Oxford Exam.
OjCorn and B.icon are much needed
in our town. Corn has been selling at
from SI a 1$ all summer, and ihe last sales
id" bacon were at 10 cents. We hope our
country frit nds will relieve our wants.
Last Sales of com 80 cents by cargo.
(XTWhile the opper part of our Slate is
Mid- ring from drought, and the hopes ol
the husbandman are at z--ro, this immedi
ate neighbourhood bas been highly favour
cd with good seasons. A gentleman, by
the cars, informed us that he bad seen the
finest prospects of a crop between Halifax
antl W ilmiugtm) that hail come under his
observation between New Yoik and the
latter place. ib.
JVnv Post Route. It may not be gene
rally known to our ci z- tis and subscri
bers, that amo;i the vaiiotis. post routes
established by Congress at its last session,
is one in which they are dei ply interested
From Weltlon to Hal fax, thence to or near
Kufieltl, Waynesboro' ami South Wash
ington to Wilmington, thence l Charles
ton, South Caioliua. The reader need not
be told that this is the route1 of the Wil
mington ami Ualeigh Kail Iloul, and that
ihe Comp.iny w ill doublless take ihe con
trat i. The rapidity, frequency and cer
tainly w ilh w hit h our mercantile commu
trty will be enab ed to conduct their cor
respondence must much enhante their in
teiests anil tend greatly to advance the
pro-jperity of thist iwu. After the com
pletion of the rail road to Halifax, they
will he enabled to know- on Wednesday
the condition of the New Vo.k market on
the ylou iay preceding, and may receive
io1 vices from Fun.pe in fifteen day s, via
New Yoi k ib.
Melancholy Iff iir On Saturday night,
Mi. tieotge II l ios of this county and
some of his friends were in tbe pursuit of a
iniitway slave, (ihe propel ly of Mr.
Holmes and (ell in with him in attempting
to make his escape. Mr. 11. discharged
a "jni at his hgs, lor the ptiipose of disa
bling him, but unfortunately the slave
stumbled and the shot struck him near the
sin dl id ihe hack, of which w ound he died
in a short time after. The slave continued
to run some distance after he was shot, on
lit o hi taken by one of the party . We
are satisfied from all that we can learn that
Mr. II. had no intention of inflicting a
mortal wound. Fay Jour.
Our Market W. understand thai good
Flour and Bacon aie in gieal demand in
thi City. Ral. Reg.
(CTOf the four m gi men convicted for
Ihe minder f Mr. Hoyle in South Caro
lina, on the I Oih, three were hung. The
other w as n-prieved by Ihe Governor, cause
arising int e the tn.il to indicate thai he
may be perhaps less guilty than the resi.
Rail Road Rank 1 he President of the
Cliai lesion and t 'inciuuali Hail Uoad
omp.iny lias given notice, that Hooks
will be opened nl all the plat es here they
were otigiually opened lor subscriptions to
the Hail Hoad, for the purpose of receiv
iog subscriptions lo the Hank iucorp rau d
Ijy the States ol Worth antl South Carolina
ami Tennessee. The Hotdis will be opened
on the 2d Monday in October next, and
continue open for 30 days. The Capital
ol the Hank is restricted to 12 millions of
doliai s;and no pnoii can hold slock who
is not a subscriber to the Hail Hoatl; the
number ol shares not to ex. eed the amount
subscribed by them to the Hail Hoad. It
is contemplated to put the Hank in opera
I. on in N .vemb r next i.
. Eclipse if the bun. On the 13th of
September next thete will be an eclipse, al
oiost total, of the sun, throughout the Uni
ted Slates. It will be the last central
eclipse seen in the United Slates until the
30th of May 1854. The next total eclipse
of the sun will be on the 7ib of Autnist,
Attempt at Murder and Robbery. An
mack at highway robbery was recently
m tile in this county. Mr. Han, of Wake
Forest Institute, on his way from this place
lo the Institute, after nightfall, stopped at
a biauch about a mile and a half this side
of Powell's Bridge, to let his horse drink.
While he was thus silling in bis sulkey, pa
tiently wailing for the animal to slake his
thirst, some prowling villain sprang from!
his hiding place, anu maoe
pass at bim across me ureasi who .. ....:.
which cut through bis clothes; but fortu
nately, only grazed the skin. Mr. U. had
ihe presence of mind to lay whip to his
hor4 whose Arabian melal instantly
struck fire, and he went off like a ti ne per
cussion the wheel of the snikey knocking
down the rogue, who was left floundering
in the road, while he shot for home at a
rate that left no lime to chat. Microcosm.
M..o Murders. In Florida, on the
29th ull. Mr. inglelary , his wife and two
children were shockingly murdered by the
Indians. Only one ol the family, a little
girl 5 years of age, miraculously escaped!
In Georgia, on tbe 22nd July, a most
horrid butchery look place. The cry ol
Indians was beard near Camp Wilds.
When the troops reached the spot, they
found a man, his wife, and four of his own.
and two of his sister's t Inldren had fallen
by the Indians. Among them was ayouug
lath of 1&, shot in two places and diiked
in another, with about 20 hogs around her,
and she siill alive, in perfect possession ol
her senses' A more shocking and heart
rending scene could not well be imagined.
She diid in about 20 minutes. Two chil
dren made their escape, who say there
w ,s a w bite man with the Indians. The
Indians took shelter in a swamp. ib.
Sptcie Paymmts Gov. Pennington
has issued a proclamation rtquiriug all
hanks in New Jersey to resume specie pay
meuts within 15 day s from August 15, un
der penalty of the law.
The Hanks of Wilmington, Del. resum
ed specie payments the loih.
The Bank of Charloloii have deter
mined tt resume spe ie payments on the
1-tofnexi mouth. The Commercial Bank
of Columbia will tin ihe same.
The Hanks of Savannah have resolved
li resume specie payments on the 1st Oct.
The Louisville Ivy. Journal of the 7ih
says, "We are authorized to announce that
ib? banks in this Slate will resume specie
payments on next Monday, the 13th inst.
The Hanks of Ohio will resume on the
same day. Those of Indiana and Illinois,
it is understood, will resume on the same
day, or in four or five days after.
The Nashville Term. Whig of the 5th
instant, announces that the Hanks of that
city will resume on or before the fit si day
ol January ; and the probability is that that
tlay will be formally fixed upon and ofii i
ally announced on the return of the Presi
dents of the Planters and Union Hanks
from the Labi.
DC?" The ihermouH ter at Charleston, S.
C. July SOih, was at 9H degrees. The
summer, it is acknowledged there, has not
been so hot in twenty three years. In the
North such a summer as wc have had for
heat, does not exil in the memory of man.
Tuesday, as an evidence that an autumnal
temperature is approaching, we had the
thermometer at 8 down to 58 degrees, and
a clear and delightful bracing air. Some
thing of the nature of a phenomenon in
Connecticut Iliver is fordable, and was
never known so low. AH the f mall
streams which supplied the factories bat
been dried up. N Y. Star,
Disturbances at Havana The steam
ship Naichtz. from New Yoik, arrived at
New Orleans August Slh. While detained
al Key West for fuel, she went over to Ha
vana, where, it appears, much excitement
existetl from a conspiracy which had been
detected among the officers and troops i f
several reuiments in ihe Moro Castle.
Gov. Espelet t closed Ihe gales and hung
80 of the ringleaders on the spot, prom
the fr quent firing which bad been beard
within the fori by the people of the city
opposite, it was conjectured a severe con
Hot bail happened. The conspiracy had
been ff ctu dly put down. The conspi
racy, it appears, was a Carlist affair. The
priests are powerful there.
From R rmuda Effects of the Total
Abolition System. Hy an arrival at this
port we have advices to Aug. 4 Tl,e
negroes freed in Barbadoes, infested
Bridgetown, where they were vagabondi
zing. The apprenticeship system seems
to be generally abandoned, or about to be,
from the vexatious interpositions of stipen
diary magistrates, and canting meddling
emissaries from home. Demerara and
Ti indad therefore would also go for Total
Abolition, as the affairs of the planters
could not be made worse than ihey are.
The French Government have a commis
sion at Cayenne, where the negroes, of
eourse, are restless and wish also to be
free; and the Spanish Government, ii is be
lieved, will have to adopt the same policy,
in respect to Cuba.
Petersburg Market, August 17. Cot
ton. The article is very dull; our tnanu
lactuters are tbe only ones in the market,
and they will not buy at a reduced price.
Sales on the streets for ordinary'to good
qualities; . 9 a 10 cents. Holders are
hi m, and ask II a 1 1 cents for prime.
Stnck light. Corn, (wholesale.) 4 00
Bacon, (Hog Hnund,) 1 1 to U 50 cents.
Washington Market, JUg. o, y
true, i.evv dip, $2,90; 01d"f Rr ',r."'
$ 00. Tr,$l 55. Jf7,,V 5 b,r5i
jXorfolk Market, Slug j-j
lo 103 rents; Co, ,,, ?.J lt, Vo ' '
dull, 8 to 9 cents Jhr. Sj U
Tar borough am! .,,(. y
Salt,T I. -Turpentine,
OFFICE OF THE
i X T ITS t .4
HI! HE Subscriber having marten,,,.
era bio additions to his P( i.j.,
iiMishment, i now pieparttl to ,x,f
in a neat and exp diliou? manrnr, ny
th-scrip'i' n of
BOOK. PAMPHLET, AND )SB
II ' will tUo keep on hii .ii, ni aoij.
men' of HL.NKs of the most appn-v
t"rm, for Clprksof Couits, Sheriff Con--tubles,
His price arc rcornlitcd by tho-e ad pt.
ed :it the Hditonal C.jnvenlinn, U1J a;
Uleigh a few months Hnce, viz:
Handbills on medium, roy d or fiippr
i oval quarto, for '30 copies, $2 50, fori!)
opies S3 CO, and i$l for every aj.iiiiua.
a I 1 00 enp es.
Il'irse Bills for a light one, 30eopi ,
S3 00 Larger ones in proportion to lie
size and number printed.
Small Cards, a single pack S2, and Si
for every additional park.
Lii-wr Tords, a single pack S3 00, a:il
Si 25 forcivery additional pack.
Kpt regularly on hand for sale, 75 emit
per quire. Hhmks printed fo spiciil or
tier, lor :i single quire $2, for every addi-
lional quire iintler five, Si: c xceedi
five quires, 75 cents nei nu re.
''r:ileful for p.isl favors the Sbscrir
hopes io meiit and receive a continv.ati.'B
ol puhlic palronapj".
ICIOR SAT.R. ih n.ikpd Smutps
Ihe Luv, ol North C trolmu -five of
the first volume at five d'dhrs cach-i
of ihe second, al four doli n g
JOS BELL. C. C.
Tarhoro', Aug 10, 1S3S.
Over Ihe Nashville Course,
NO. CA MOLINA j
WILL POMMKNTK on Tuesday,
V V the 23d Oeober next, and cuoUuu?
Fn sl Buy.
A Sweepstake, for hvo year olJ fOlU
and fillies, $qo entrance, hall forlfHi
mile heals to name and el se !)' ,1,e
first day ol October two or more tomato
a race. Two colricd.
On Ihe same day a Siverpiak,,ff
hree year old colts and fi dies SlOO
'ranee, half forfpii. miie heats-to i12
md close by the 20th October tbree or
more to make a race. One entered.
Proprietor's Purse, $200, two
heats, entrance Si 5.
On the? snmn itntr a sivPPnt:ilP
hree year old colls and fillies, S150 cn-
'ranee, hall forfeit, two mile heal--"
name and close by 20llvOclober-','1,c&
r more to make a race. One entered
Jockey Club, $:150. "three mile W
entrance S20. The Jockey Club I jr-'
stihject to ihe usual discount.
&tat)Ies and litter will be furnish"1 ,u
lUce Horses grati?.
Kntries can be made bv letter to W
Proprietor al Nashville.
JOHN S JiRRIKQ TON, Prop
Nashville, Aug. 0lb, 1S38.