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From the N. V. Plebeian.
THE GENIUS OF DEMOCRACY'S
Air Bruce's Address.
Friends of equ-al light's and laws!"
Rouse ye up for Freedom' cause!
Can ye now ignobly pause?
Save your legacy !
Firm united, heart and hand,
Democrats! resolve to Stand
Liberty undaunted band
Foes to Tyranny.
Let p rfidious recreanis learn,
Who from Freedom's altar mm,
How Indignant freemen spurn
At their treachery.
Reprobate the traitor-knaves
Freeman born who would be slaves
Point them to their father's graves
Shrines of chivalry !
Democrats! with stalwart blow
Lay the Federal phalanx low
That but strives to overthrow
Blood bought liberty!
Fling your star-wrought banner high
For Democracy! the cry,
Freemen live or freemen die,
On! to virtory !
From the Washington Republican.
CRAVEN COUNTY RESOLUTIONS
DISTRICT CONVEN HON.
We invite the attention of the Democrat
ic party of the 8th Congressional District,
to the proceedings of their friends in Cra
Vfn, which appear in to-day's Republican
It will be observed that they call upon the
Democrats of the 8th Congressional Dis
trict of this State, to hold a District Con
vention at this place, to appoint a delegate
to repres ntthis District in the Democratic
National Convention to he holden in Balti
more in May next, and they suggest the
8'h of Ja.iuary next, as a suitable time for
tlie meeting of said Convention. It is ne
cessary that the party in the other Coun
ties of the Sth district, should have some
action relative to this matter either to ap
prove of disapprove of the method suggps
ted by their Craven friends. And it is to
be hoped It will be speedily done, in order
that we may not interfere with the arrange
menls made in other Counties, and that we
may be united on the method that is bes'
to be adopted We would therefore, r
commend to our Democratic friends in oth
er Counties to hold meetings and settle up
on some plan as soon as possible, and we
would suggest to the Democrats of Beau
fort, the propriety of holding a meeting
in this place some time during the nex:
County Court week. We only suggest
this with a view of bringing the matte
before them, in order that'proper steps mav
be taken foithwith. We observe that oth
er Congressional Districts have adopts
the method proposed to us by the Demo
crats of Craven, and we see no reason why
we should not respond to the call made uo
on us by them. The Convention at Ral
eigh, will therefore, only appoint two del
egates to the Baltimore Convention, leav
ing the others to be appointed by District
Conventions, or in any other manner that
mitr t-k - f ...... 1 I . 1 l r
aj uc picicireu oy me pcopie. for our
part, we see no objection to appointing the '
Delegates by District Conventions, and it
seems to us, that, as it hs been commen
eed, it had h-tter be carried out, in order
to secure unanimity of action, and give
satisfaction to the people.
We would prefer, if it were possible to
be done, that the delegates be elected
by the people, but as it is not probable
that the people would give their attention
to an election of this kind, it is evidently
out of the question to think of such
a thing at this time. I he system is
certainly a good one, and is in fact, the on
ly sure method by which to ascertain the
sentiments of the people. As, however, it
cannot be adopted fioXo, We should feel
gratified to see a meeting of out friends at
as early a day as possible. So Democrats
be up and doing! It is absolutely necessa
ry that vou should be thoroughly organi
zed. Your opponents are well disciplined
and have formed their clubs every where
Let the watch word then be action, actionl
Go to work with the determination to con
quer as did the democrats of New York
and New Jersey, and success will crown
CRAVEN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC
At a meeting of a portion of the Demo
cratic party of t'raven County, held in the
Court House at Newbern, on the 14th
inst. ion motion of .las. C. Hole, Esq., the
meeting was organized by calling the Ho
norable R. D Spaight to the Chair, and
appointing Messrs. C. D Foy and N. S.
Brown, Esqrs. Secretaries.
The ohji-ct of the meeting being expres
sed by the Chairman,
On motion of Geo. E Carraway, Esq , a
Committee ol six persons were appointed
to dralt resolutions expressive of the senti
ments of the meeting: Whereupon Messrs.
H. B. Lane 0. S. Dewey L. B. Herri
tage, J. R Franklin, Geo. Stevenson, and
Geo. E. Carraway were announced by the
Chairman. The Committee, after having
retired for some time, returned and re
ported the following preamble and resolu
tions: Whereas, The Democrats of Craven, fee
ling a deep interest in the success and
preservation of the free institutions of our
country, believing that since the defeat of
the Democratic party in 1840, a ruinous
policy has been pursued by the party who
rame into power, subver-ive of the best in
terest of the country, and that a crisis has
arrived which demands the united efforts
of the Republican party to restore the as
cendancy of the Democratic principles un
der which we have heretofore lived free,
prosperous and happy," and believing fur
thermore that the ascendancy of our prin
ciples in the administration of the Federal
Government depends in a great measure,
on the result of the approaching Presiden
tial canvass: Therefore
Resolved, That the proposition of the
Democrats of Wake, to hold a Slate Con
vention in the City of Raleigh, on the 14th
December n xt, for the purpose of nomi
nating a candidate for Governor of this
State, and appointing delegates to the Na
tional Convention, to be holden at Balti
more in May next, meets with our hearty
Resolved, That we are unwilling to ex
press any preference in regard to the choice
of candidates for President and Vice Presi
dent, because we have sufficient confidence
in the wisdom and patriotism of the Con
vention which will assemble at Baltimore
in May, 1844, to believe, that they wii:
nominate no person "ho is nt worthy ot
the united support of the Democratic pai
- , . . .
Resolved, That to be victorious in th-
approaching cot. test, an organization o
our parly is highly necessary, and that th
Chairman of this meeting appoint a Com
mitteeof Vigilance, and a Commitee o
Correspondence to communicate with sim
ilar Committees throughout the Mate
Resolved, That the name of MiCHALof our party
Hoke, Esq, of Lincoln County, having
been presented by several Democratic
meetings as a candidate for Governor, we
reecommend to otir delegates to urge his
claims before the State Convention, believ
ing that he can Successfully contend with
my Whjgcandidate who may be nomina
ted, and lead us on to a Gubernatorial vic
tory. Resolved, That the Chairman appoint
Twenty-Five delegates to represent this
County in the State Convention.
Resolved, That we call upon the Demo
crats of the Eighth Congressional District
of this State, to hold a District Conven
tion, at Washington, Beaufort county, to
appoint a delegate to represent this Con
gressional Dirtrict in the Convention to be
holden in Baltimore in May next, and res
pectfully suggest tne Sth of January next,
es a suitable lime for the meeting of said
The preamble and resolutions having
een read, the question then being called
for, the resolutions were unanimously
he Chairman named the following
persons as delegates to the Convention at
Raleigh: Christopher D. Foy, Beuj. F
Bordon, Henry Jones, N. S. Brown, Hed
ding Jones, Thos. I. Pasteur, John L. Lee,
N. H. Street, R. W. Latham, VV. Daniels,!
George Stevenson," Abner Brickhouse, VV.
H. Mrrshall, E R. Hubbard, Geo. B
Carraway, W. Carman, Jos. Robinson.
Caswell Gardner, Thos. Howard, Jess-r
Lancaster, Henry I. Green, 0. S. Dewey,
Raymond Castex, Jas. C. Cole, John
I he chairman appointed as the commit
tee of correspondence. Martin Steven
son, Jr. Jas. Robinson, Zaehvus Slade, F
P. Latham, Michael H. Lente, C. B.
Wood, Geo. E. Carraway.
The chairman appointed as the commit
tee of Vigilance, Jas. C. Stevenson, 'Thos.
Bowen, M. W- Jarvis, Nathart Whitiord,
II. B Lane, John Jackson, Thos. Spar
row Allen Anderson, Francis Mason, O
bed Palmer, B. M. Cooke, Wm. S. Mc
Koy, Wm. D. 0. Leary, Kinnion F.
West, Noah Miller, Graves Fonville,
Wm. Lewis, Jas. E. Morris, Jas. Hoi ton,
Chas. Kellv, Philip Pipkin, Jas. PiUman.
A call vas made lor Mr. Geo. Steven
son to address the meeting; Mr. Stevenson
came forward and addressed the meeting in
a short and animated speech, which gave
On motion of O. S. Dewey, Esq , a
Committee of seven be appointed by the
Chairman to attend the Convention at
'1 he chairman appointed as delegates to
the Convention A Washington, ' 1 ho. I.
Pasteur, C. B. Wood, Oliver
Street, Z i
John R. Donnell, Nathaniel H
cheus Slade, Israel Disosway.
On motion, that the chairman be added
to the list of delegates to the convention at
On motion of George E. Carrnwry.
Esq., that the thanks of the meeting be
tendered to the chairman and Secretaries
for the discharge of their respective duties.
On motion of 0. S. Dewey, Esq , that
the proceedings of this meeting be signed
by the chairman and Secretaries, and for
warded to the Editors of the Washington
Republican, and North Carolina Standard,
with the request that they publish them.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
ROBERT D. SPAIGHT, Ch'n.
Christopher D. Fox, 0 ,
M u ij t t Secretaries.
Nath l S. Brown,
From the Roanoke Republican.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING IN HALI
At a meeting of a portion of the demo
crats of Halifax County, Held in Halifax
town, on the 21st day of Nov. 1843 (be
ing Tuesday of Court) the meeting was
organized by calling Dr. T. S. Brownlow
to the fhair and appointing Whitmel H.
The object of the meeting was explained
in a neat and appropriate address from Dr.
Wilcox, after which;
On motion, the following gentlemen
were appointed a committee to draft reso
lutions for the action of the meeting; L M.
Long, Dr. M. A. Wilcox, W. VV. Daniel,
Harrison Walker, Dr. VV. T. Skelton, who
;ifier retiring a short time reported, through
iheir Chairman, Mr. Long, the following
resolutions which were unanimously ad
I. Resolved, that we concur with our
riends in proposing to hold a convention
fthe democratic party of this State, a
!a!eigh on the 14th Dec next, for the
urpose of nominating a candidate fo
iovernor at the ensuing election, and ap
Mtinting two delegates to represent tlu
tatein the National Democratic Conven
ion to be held at Baltimore in May next
i ,d for taking such steps as may b
t .ought necessary and expedient to effect ;
'neral and vigorous rally of the Democra
y of the State in support of the candidate.-
2. Resolve I, that the acts and d fcig
of the present whig party, as indicated by
the proceedings of the late Congress, are;
fraught with the most alarming tendency;
dangefous to the Constitutional rights,'
and bet interests of the people We see
in them the attempt to revive the old spirit
of Federalism, and to erect the fallen tem-j
pie of consolidation, which the people
have repeatedly pronounced hostile to the
letter and spirit of the Constitution, and
destructive of the best principles of our
3. Resolved, that our confidence in the
principles of the democratic party is Un
shaken, and we sincerely believe that upon
the triumph of those principles depends
the prospe? ity and happiness of our Coun
try. 4; Resolved, that we will suppoft the
nominee of the Democratic National Con
vention for President of the United Slates,
for notwithstanding our preference f.r
men, we love principles belter than men.
5. R solved; that we will meet our
Democratic brethren of th'S congressional
district, at some fmure dav, for the purpose
of selecting some person t.) represent us in
the Bdtimore Convention, but we think it
inexpedient to tke definitive steps for such
purpose at pregiit.
6i. Resolved, that the Chairman of this
meeting appoint twenty five (25) delegates,
to be approved of by the meeting, to rep
resent this County in the Convention to be
held in Raleigh on the I4ih December
Under the last resolution the" Chairman
appointed the following gentlemen as del
egates to the Slate Convention! Freder
ick McWilliams, Thos VV. Harris, R. P
Hamlin; Dr Jas. W. Alston, Isaac Hilliard.
John Davis, Thos. P. Alston, John (amp
bell, Dr. Thid Davis.. L M Long, T. D
Heath, Dr. M. Whitaker, William W
Daniel, Lemuel Savage, Matthew Whita
ker, Jas. .lories-, M. A. Allen, Harrison
Walker, I)r. VV. T. Skelluu, ThOs. Tillo
ry, Jas. Snow, Thos R. Purnell, Wm.
Branch, Francis Bobbit, Wm. Bustin.
On motion of Dr. Wilcox, the names of
the Chairman arid Secretary were added
to the delegation to the State Convention.
On motion of T. D. Heath, the thanks
of the meeting were tendered to the Chair
man and Secretary and the proceedings
directed to be published in the Democrat
ic papers in the city of Raleigh, with thfe
request that ih other democratic pnpers in
the State willfcopy, also that the Roanoke
Republican publish the proceedings of this
TIPPOO S. BROWNLOW, Chr'm
fFhitmel H. Hardee, Secretary.
From the Richmond Enquirer.
To remove any incorrect irnptessions.
which may have ben undesignedly pro
dii'-ed by our remarks, we cheei fully lay
before our readers, the following leiter
from Mr. Caihoun received by yCstcr
day morning's mail:
Frt Hill, 12th Nov., 1S43
Dear Sir: I write this to correct the
mistake you made, in supposing, that, in
mv letter to a ne.itleman of North Caroli
na on the subject of the 'Tariff, (published
in the Enquirer of the 7th instant,) I reler
red to my letter to Mr. Nicholas of Lou
isiana, published in the same article. 'The
letter referred lo was Mr. Delaney of Lou
isiana, and was in answer to one containing
an inquiry similar to one addressed lo me
from North Carolina. The answer to Mr.
Nicholas was to one on a very different
subject. If you had adverted to dates,
you would have avoided the mistake
The North Carolina letter refers to one re
cently written- It is dated the 24th Sep
tember last, and the letter to Mr. Nicholas
7h May, 1S42, more than fifteen months
1 regret the mistake. Unauthorized lib
erty has been taken with my letter to Mr.
Nicholas, by printing portions in lialics,
and the word protecting in glaring capi
tals. calculated to make the impression,
that I, loo, am the advocate of the protec
tive policy; and that, too, by editors pro
fessing to be opposed to protection and
friendlv to me. cs well as those in favor,
and nolitieallv hostile to me. By such
means, hasty readers of newspapers have
been led to believe, that I admit the right
of protecting the Louisiana sugar planters
Hffainst loremn competition by he impost
tion of duties on the foreign article for that
purpose, directly against the plain import
..f mv letter. The nrot ction of which I
spoke if expressly stated to benot against
foreign competition,! but agmst the
nachinations of the opponents of slave
labor." I intended simply to say. that I
vould resist, in adjusting the Tariff, any
ttempt that might be n ade to take off or
educe the duty, that loreign sugar ought
airly to pay, on revenue principles, on
ihe ground of discouraging the domestic
rticle, because il was the product of slave
What I regret iu your mistake is, that it
is calculated to slrengiheu the false imprts-
sion made bv the unauthonZ d Italics and
Capital letters, not only bv publishing my
letter with them but still more strongly
by publishing it s the one referred to in
mv North Carolina Itt'ef.Jn confirmation
and elucidation of my opinion on the sub
ject of protection
As it is my wish lo be fully and explicit
ly tin !ertood on ih.it and all other public
S ibj'-ets, I must req test yu to publish
what I have written, in tbe Enquier.
Wnh respect, I am, &c, &c,
J. C. CALHOUN.
Tubs. Ritchie Eq.
From tht Baltimore American.
We mentioned briefly ysterday the ar
rest near Alexandria of two of the kidnap
pers who had stolen a negro .family ill
WofCest r Connty, Md., about a fortnight
since. These men are said to b e named
Benjamin C. Dickson and Rowland H.
Vail, and are reported lo belong to ken-
tuckyi The Alexandria Gaz te says
Information Was received in this place
that Dickson and Vail, with the negroes
thus kidnapped had come up the river
Potomac in a vessel, landed below this
town, anil proceeded towarks Leesburg. in
Virginia. On Saturday night, three young
men, James Chatham, James Cole, and
TtiOtnas Jarvins, started in pursuit; about
12 o clock thesame night found the kid
ii Kippers at a ho ise just beyond Draneville.
The party, headed by Chatham, who
throughout the affair displayed the greatest
Oolnessand discretion, forced their way
to the room Where Vail and Dickson lodg
ed, and Commanded them to surrender.
Vail diew a pistol and fired at Chatham, the
hall passing within a few inches of his
h'-ad. Before he could fire a second time,
Chatham felled him to the floor, and Cold
and Jarvins having prostrated Dickson, the
two ruffians weie secured and bound in a
very short timei 'The negroes were in the
same house, and seemed much rejolcied at
being rescued from the kidnappers.
Having accomplished their object, the
young men returned, carrying i)icksonv
Vail, and the negroes, to Fairfax Court
House, were they had them all commiMd
to jail the white men to anav.c. i t:
charge of robbing and abduction, and the
blacks for safe keeping and the order of
It sems that Dickson and Vail hired a
vessel here some short time since, and Went
down to the farm of Brittingham, for the
express purpose ol getting possession of
these slaves. Succeeding in their plan as
above narrated, they catue Up the river, and
W're making th'ir way out to Kentucky,
Ti.eir arrest will probably speedily be fol
lowed by proper punishment.
Murder. We copy the following from
the.Hopkinsville (Ky.) Gazette of the I4th
'On Tuesday evening list, about sunset)
two strangers in a small two-horse dearborn
were observed to stop at a plalie Called the
Salubrious Springs' Meeting House.
'They kindled a fire at this spot In the open
air, under a tree, and repaired lo the resi
dence of Mr. H dland, where they had
ome biscuit baked, and bought a few -pounds
o( bacon A gentleman returning
home about 9 o'clock at night observed the
strangers by their fire, talking in a lovr
voice. At an eariy hour, next morning,
one of the strangers was discovered lying
before the fne undr.f some covering, with
his face horribly mutilated by hogs. A
club and some stones, he instrument of
death were fount! lying near the murdered
man. a few dollars in small coin Were also
scattered about 'h body, hut the fiendish
assas-in Was not there: under the lash of
guilt and fear he had fled. The dearborn,
with a small gray horse, wis left on the
ground, th other hor.-e, a sorrel, with pro
bably a blind bridle on him, was gone.
It is suppose I that, the murdered man was
killed by his companion and that money
wa the ohjec'. A pair of saddle b 'gs was
left in t e dear born: in the saddlebags were
found some papers, from an examination of,
which it would appear, that their oiOneT
lives in White county, Tennessee, and that
his name is Thomas Robinson.'
(JA Hebrew Wedding took place on
Wednesday in th" Synagogue in Crosby
st. where Sir. T. J. Seixas was united to
Miss Annah Judah, Kev. J. J. Lyons offi
ciated as Priest, as-ited by a Philadelphia
brother. 'The ceremonies were most ina
pt essive, the large congregation of Gentiles
whose curiosity had dran them to the sa
cred edifice, which is r rely open to any
but the Faithful on such ocea ions. s
long recitative in Hebrew was chanted by
the nriest from the altar, after which a can-
lopy t20 yaisold, restgim four uprights,
'station uder it and were united. A ring
was given, a gls.s of wine drank by the.
wedding pair, the glass bioken with some,
chanting intermingled ;and the ceremony
declared complete. N. Y. Tribune.