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(IS " Such are also the sentiments of Col.
p0lk the declared sentiments of the de
mocratic party the known feelings and
opinions of Hie democracy of North Caro
lina; and who" writes or speaks otherwise
of us is a slanderer of his neighbors! to
erve a party-master: o u is rALbb,
.come from what Quarter it may, that as the
advocates of Texas annexation we would
involve the nation in war or dishonor.
Whenever the annexation can take place
honorably and in peace, Col. Polk is in
favor of it, and so are his supporters,
whether a 'respectable portion of the peo
ple' called abolitionists are willing or not.
We take that ground. We have assumed
tio other; and we bid you mark the fact,
that not a single public meeting in North
Carolina and the Clay party have had a
great number of them since this question
Was started has ventured to expiess an
'opinion to the contrary.
LOUIS D HENRY, Cha'm.
idSlAH 0. WATSON,
WELDON N. EDWARDS,
THOS. N. CAMERON,
1'ERRIN BUSH EE,
WILLIAM R. POOLE,
LOUIS D. WILSON,
B. B. SMITH,
JAMfeS B. SHEPARD,
GEORGE W. WHITFIELD,
WILSON W. W HI TAKER,
GASTON H. WILDER,
WILLIAM W. HOLDEN,
democratic State Central Committee
JUaleigb,Sept.lO, 1S44. of N. Carolina
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1844.
Panics I. Polk, of Tennessee.
George n alias , of Icnri.
Henry I. ToO'e,
A. W. Venable,
William S. Ashe,
I). W. Courts,
W. J. Alexander,
(Elecli- on Monday, 4th Nov. 1844 )
(3Wc invite attention to the able Ad
dress of the Democratic Central Commit
tee, in the preceding columns.
THE LETTER! THE LETTER!'
iP'hy don't he speak?
For twenty years has Henry Clay stodd
before the American people branded with
the infamous charge of having formed a
corrupt political bargain with John Quincy
Adams in 1S25, whereby he (Clay) recei
ved the othce ot secretary ot state n con
dideratidn of his vote for Adams as Presi
dent. The evidence upon which this charge
rests is mainly circumstantial, yet so link
ed are the facts and circumstances togeth
tt, so naturally does effect follow cause in
the whole transaction, from the first fatal
rupture at Ghent down to the period when
they married'1 that we have never yet
seen the man, who had examined the facts
coolly, soberly and dispassionately, that
did not pronounce him guilty, guilty,
There never was a stronger array of cir
cumstantial evidence, and many a culprit
has expiated his crimes on the gallows up
on proof less positive than this. (See Mr.
Boyd's Speech, delivered in the House of
Repi4 April 30th, 1844.)
But the main fact in this long chain of
testimony and which fastens the charge ir
fevocably on Mr. Clay, is contained in a
letter written by him to Francis P. Blair,
in which he (Hay) reques-ts Blair to write
to the members of Congress from Ken
tucky, urging them to votp for Adams in
crder that he may be made Secretary.
The exinteuce of this letter U not denied
Mfj Clay has admitted it, and yet upon re
peated olicitations has refused to pub
there is nota prominent man arnfthg thej
Federal party in North Carolina, hut has
made this charge. Mr. Badger has made
it Gov. Dudley has made it Kinney
"has made it and yet these men are now the
servile & fawning followers of Henry Clay
Mr. Clay has been called on over and
over again to publish this letter, but he re
fuses. Mr. Boyd proposed to join Mr
White (the Representative from Clay's
own district) in a letter to Mr. Clay, ask
ing its publication. Mr. White 'refused.
A democrat and a coon in Ohio wrote to
Mr. Clay three months ago for a copy of
this letter he has not yet condescended to
answer it. The public press has called for
it, the people call for it, and yet he is as si
lent as the tomb. One word one solitary
word from Mr. Clay would remove the
veil which has shrouded this matter for
twenty years yet he is silent. Why
don't he speakt Conscious guilt prevents
him. He is guilty of the bargain where
with he stands charged, and his name will
go down to posterity accompanied with
the execrations of all honorable men. The
blood of treachery is upon his soul, and
like the foul deed which stained the hands
of the guilty Macbeth, 'all old ocean's va
ters cannot wash it out." The future his
torian, when he comes to rim up the items
in the long catalogue of his public service
will be compelled, from a decent regard to
truth, to condense all in this simple sen
tence, he was talented but corrupt."
Election in main.
Enough is known of the recent Election,
to convince us that the Whigs have little to
hope for in Maine. The Loco Focos are
making a terrible hurrah over their partial
victory, but they forget to state, that Maine
has been steadily Loco Foeo since IS40.
when Gen. Harrison carried it by ih
small majority of 4 1 1 Bm it is a -.mrce
of consolation, that this litile Loco Fo
co State with htr nine Electoral voies. is
not the United States Raleigh Register.
In the very same No. of the Register
from which we clip the above article, we
find Pennsylvania set down amoug those
States that are "certain for Clay" and yet
did it not strike the Editor, that he was
furnishing his opponents with an argument
With which to break his own head. Has
not Pennsylvania too, with her 26 electo
ral votes lbeen steadily Loco Foco since
1340, when Genl. Harrison carried it (al
so) by the small majority of" 343? If
there is any thing in the reasoning of the
Register, (and we incline to the opinion
there is,) we claim the benefit of th analo
gy. The Register should then have set
down Pennsylvania as "certain for Polk."
But has not New York also "been steadily
Loeo Foco since 1S40?" Has not Ohio,
The Register is charitable enough to give
us 45 electoral votes, (he sings on a lower
key than he did when he gave us only
South Carolina and the State of , Edge
combe,") and puts down as "certain for
Polk" New Hampshire 6, Maine 9, Al
abama 9, South Carolina 9, Arkansas 3, Il
linois D 45 in all. Very generous! But
there are four States which the Recris'cr
sets down as "doubtful," viz: Virginia 17,
Mississippi 6, Michigan 5, Missouri 7
like the dog irt ihe manger, the Register
neither claims them himself, nor will he
allow the "Loco Focos" to have them.
Now tve claim these four States, making
35 votes, and are as certain that they will
go for Polk, as those the Register has gra
ciously conceded to U3. This will give us
SO electoral vo'es. In addition to this, we
claim as "certain for Polk," New York 30,
and Pennsylvania 26 in all 142 votes
4 votes more than are necessary to elect
Polk. We stand on this hand we claim
this at the least calculation.
Will the Editor of the Register let iis
smoke a box of Kratises best" on this
hand? We do not propose to bet. No.
Not we. We "disclaim any offer to bet,"
as Mr. H. Ferdinand Harrlss said. But to
satisfy the scruples (?) of the Editor, and
at the same lime by way of whipping the
devil around the ptump, we will haic a
"committee appointed" yes, a commit
tee, and we will "place in the hands of the
committee to be appointed for the purpose,
one" box of Krauzes' best "who shall"
report upon the matter after the presiden
tial elettion, and "if we are wrong the com
mittee shall give this" box of cigars "to
some poor man of our acquaintance, or tii
some charitable institution, provided" Mr.
Gales "will be governed by the same'eon
sequences." What says the Editor of the
'Tis really amusing to witness the spas-
modic efforts of defunct federalism wi:
..: iL ...nnga nt CfinnPI'V. I"V
vive iiie ucau wit" j
last Raleieh Register has no less than three
calls for Mass Meetings of these animals,
in as many different sections of the State.
This is doubtless the reponse of the coons
tb the proclamation of that old coo'n, Mr
Richard Hines chairman of the coon e'en-
rol nmmittPf. But it 19 tlO CO. The
LI U 1 vw4ii.... CJ
'spirit 'aint there. A sense of the deep and
damning wrongs inflicted, by these coons,
on the Agricultural interests of the coun
try their depredations upon the farmers.
committed by means of the villanous Tariff
of '42, (the bitter fruits of which we are
now tasting,) keeps them from assembling
in the broad light of day, and we predict
that these efforts to maiiujaclure enthusi
asm will prove miserable abortions. Per
haps they may succeed in getting Ham
Jones, Genl. Edney, or Orator Frog ct id
omne pecus to attend distinguished in
deed in the dialect of coonery, but in that
of common sense, small potatoes. The
Register can no more evoke the coons from
their hollows, than he can "Spirits from the
Blunders of Coonery.
The Register ofl'oesday morning seems
to have been edited with" bad temper, cau
sing serious blunders. We give the fol
lowing specimens from the editorial com
mencing wilh a notice of the Whig reply
to Mr. Haywood's vindication of Ezekiel
Polk. "He says, "a more able and sca
thing review he never read." The pane
gyric is too fulsome. The panegyric or
the address which is read last suffers most.
The weaponsof the address are two edged,
and will cut both ways, as he will find
probably in due time.
The next article commences
"It is a reu.arkable fact, that in the long
address recently issued from the Democra
tic Centr.il ' ommittee. the name of Polk
or Dallas does not appear even once."
Certainly; and that remarkable fact con
stitutes the difference of the two parties
We go for principles, not men. We en
deavor to explain and elucidate them; on
the contrary the whigs, (we beg pardon,)
the coons, only worship Clay. He is the
embodiment" of their principles, and j
wherever the weathercock of self-interest
points him, he is blindly followed. He is
the old cow, to whom they lay off their fur
rows; and her movement and change of
position in the field j only makes their row
more crooked and sinuous. And hence
they think it so "remarkable a fact," that
the democratic address is a straight furrow
laid out by the landmarks of principle, in
different about the position or movement
The third article in the Register, heided
"more consistency," should more proper
ly read "ignorance or malice." It seems
that some of the democratic journals char
gcd Henry Clay with perjury,, when he
swore to support the constitution and took
his seat in the U. S. Senate under that
oath before he was thirty years of age,
which that constitution forbid. The whigs
admitted the perjury of Mr. Clay, (so does
this No. of the Register,) but seek to justi
fy it by saying that Gen. Jackson did ihe
same.' Jhis is navinj? the old lirnpinl n
t j r -
great compliment, to Say that his acts can
sanctify errors and crimes. But as Mr.
Clay never imitated the virtues and patri
otism of Jackson, he has no claim to take
advantage of his errors. But in this in;
slance the coons are wrong again s ully in
error. Jackson's birthday and the time of
his qualifying as Senator are both known
and on record, and common arithmetic will
plainly show he was over thirty; so ihe
coons are fairly caught. They admitted
Mr. Clay's perjury, under the expectation
of protecting him by the error of Jackson.
The justification failing, the perjury stands
confessed without excuse or explana
tion1. This attempt to charge it on Genl. Jack
son is not original with the Register, hav
ing been proclaimed before and promptly
refuted. The revival of it Under these cir
cumstances by the Register, makes out a
clear case of his ignorance or his nial
ice. Theri comeS dn article headed "British
gold," in which much is insinuated, bill
nothing established. One would suppose
this was a sore subject with a brother Edi
tor of the Nat. Intelligencer. It is too
well known in this country who are the in
variable advocates oT British interests; but
the amount of gold received for it, is per
haps a family secret. This humbug is too
much like crying out "stop thief," while
you are running yourself from pursuit. A
plain effort to divert public attention. But
the most "remarkable fact" fe, thai "
Should originate with J. Watson weoo.
Now it is notorious. that J. waison
and his creat whiz paper, Was bought up
for 852,000 by the old U. S. Bank; as he
u nld himself, he naturally concludes mat
pvptv other politician can be bought.
Webb is just from England, and doubtless
his mission has some cbnnectron wiin
"British gold." But while it haunts his
head and his paper, he does not dare to in
timate that the hands of the first democrat
has been soiled with "British gold," or
"Bank gold" either. '
Then comes the most dastardly article
in the whole paper. The Regisler bdldly
enquires if Mr. Clay's perjury is worse
than Genl. Jackson's violation of the con
stitution by declaring martial law and sus
pending the writof habeas corpus during the
defence 'of New Orleans. Heavens! what
a contrast! Can a petty perjury by which
a man foists him self into office, be compa
red with the great and patriotic act of Genl.
Jackson laying dside temporarily the con
stitution, that he might save both constitu
tion and country. And when, that coun
try and constitution was saved, nobly to lay
down his sword and submit to the insults
and extortions of a tyrannical judge re
dressing his own arid not his country's
One of the most sublime aad patriotic
incidents in theglorions career of Jackson,
is cited to justify the selfish aspirations of
an eager office-seeker, who steps over tin
.bounds and limits of the constitution for
his own promotion. Such is t h; infatua
tion of the worshippers and followers cf
Henry ( lay like the king, he can do no
wrong.' His eirors, even his violation of
the constitution in his own lavor, are Ivni
ed and consccr-itrd as glorious ) ds
Wh.it safety have we for our ronviui' mj
in the reckless nanu oi sucn poiniciHiir
W hen the leading orgn ot coonery in
North Carolina is filled with such nutter,
we may safely say, they are in the midst
of bad counsels and wor-e prospects. .
The last Washington Whig contains an
edifying account, by a Plymouth corres
pondent, of the UMng up Which Mr. Toole
received at the hands of Mr. Augustus
Moore of Edenton, at that place. It is ve
ry obvious from the tenor of the article that
the writer' does not believe what he says,
and ,from the editorial comments that the
Whig Editor agrees with him in that opi
nion. We suspect that it was very like
the using up which Mr. Toole received
from Mr. Bartholomew F. Moore at Nash
ville. Will the WhtgVcorresponJent in
his next communication inform the public
why he and others would not stay to hear
Mr. Toole reply to Mr. Moort?
IV here is Mr. Collins?
We should like to know what ha& be
come of the Whig Elector of this district?
Has his political zeal evaporated, since he
took the stump in July against Mr. Nor
man, the democratic candidate for the
Commons in Washington county? or, is tie
apprehensive that he could not obtain quite
as easy a victory over his Electoral com
petitor ria over a plain farmer of Washing
ton county, unpractised in debate? We
believe Mr. Collins was not quite so still
in the campaign of 1840. Where is he now?
We haVe received ihe first number of a
new democratic newspaper with this title,
jest started at Wilmington in this State:
David Fultort, Eq. Editor, and Messrs. A.
L. Price and Fulton, publishers. " lis ty
pography is neat, and editorial matter Very
promising. With Mr. Fulton, the Edi
tor. VVP h.ivf nri o i 1 1 r, I I .
..v m.ijuanii,iiHc, uui are in
formed that he 'is. a young lawyer of talent
and industry. With Mr. Price, one of ihe
publishers, we have an old acquaintance.
and feel sure that if the democrats of Cape
Fear will give him half a chance, his in
dustry will place the democratic 'Journal
on a permanent footing: a fact of great im
portance towards establishing a democratic
ascendancy in North Carolina. Ve wish
the enterpriae all sorts of godd luck.
FOR THE TARBORO' PRESS.
t Mr. Howard: The Editor of the Raleih
Hcg.ster, by travel and observation, 8ays
he has superior opportunities of forming
an opinion as to the result of the President
tul election and assures his re-uler the fol
lowing Slates are CERTAIN for Clav
viz: Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode L
land, Connecticut, New Ynrb w...
SPe'?-nS)rIva"ia Paware, ' Maryland,
Indian , T ' Ue0rS,a iana, Ohio,
Indian Tennessee and Kentucky;
Douhtful...Virglnia, Missouri, Mj.-.u:
' Certain Polk States Mnin
i iauij.-nii -, vuuiu v-aiuiiua, Alabama A
kanas, Illinois. ' N
Now I know not whether the Edit
gives this assurance to rouse the drrnn;
spirits of Whiggery, or to discourage De
mocracy. . nuu w icsi ms si
- i . i u u: .. J i
juagmem, i win uei nun urany other
the following bets on his certainties
1st Bet. SlO. On each of the Western and
So. Western States, viz: Ohio, Indiana'
Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Arkansas
Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, jei)'
nessee and Kenfucky.
2nd. J520. On eich of the Southern SIatet
, of Virginia, No. Carolina, So. aroiina
Georgia, Alabama and-Louisiana.
3rd. S10 to $20 On each of the Northern
and Kasiern Slates, viz: Vi-rmont
Maine. Nev Hampshire, Massachusetts'
Rhode Island", Connecticut, New York'
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Mar,
4th. 50 to $25 Clay is not elected by
Ihe Klectoral Maj of Harrison and 25
even Clay is beaten by Polk.
5th. $20. Clay does not receive the popU.
lar vote of Harrison in 1840.
6:h. 520 That Polk conies nearer Van
Bureu's popular voles, than (day does
Harrison's in I S40.
These bets are made small to enable one
person to take all. But the amount will be
increased to any reasonable amount tor ac
commodation. As soon as the Editor is notified of the
acceptance ol these bets, the rhonev shall
Lexington Cotton Factory burnt. -V
leai o tiai the extensive I otton Factory a!
Lexington, in Davidson County, C,
was burned down last Tuesday night. It
caught tire in the night, it was believed by
acrident, and when dicovered the flames
had progressed too Far to he arrested.
j No ;.irii of value, we understand, uat sa
- .veu. . I lit? lo- to 'lie company s a smjous
on -, ;mo;,nnng ve should suppose, td
.V60.000 or KO,000. The ihuminHt.oi,
mule hv ti e Amies is said lo have ben
" asiunishingly bn'glii
Near Falkland, Pitt county, on the 22nd
inst , Mrs. Caroline ffriliams, wife of
Or. Rob't Williams, of Pitt, and dauhitr
of Maj. John H. Drake. A surviving
husband and five young children now weep
over the departed affections of a wife and
mother, which time only can heal and nev
er restore. And friends and neighbors la
ment a loss which they only, can appreciate.
To the charms of a good luart and be
nevolent disposition, vere added, the cul
tivation of a refined taste and the embellish
ments of education, which made her home,
the abode of pleasure and enjoyment to
kindred and friends, and marked her as the
devoted mother the accomplished wife
and warmhearted friend. The memorials
of her love of her polished taste of her
domestic affections yet linger around her
household as mementoes of her irreparable
loss. We may cease to weep, but can nev
er cease to cherish such departed worih.
1 1 1 1
LAND FOR SALE.
Sept. 24. 144 38
njlHB Rev. THOMAS K. OWEN and
Iris LADY, propose to establish a Fe
male School, in the Town of Tarborough;
North Carolina. Their aim will be, to
make this School an Institution of high
character; and to render it Worthy the pa1"
rbnage which they respprtfully solicit from
their nUmerous Friends throughout the
State, and from the Public generally: Be
sides tuition in all the ordinary branches of
learning, the most thorough instruction
will be given if desired in Music, and
in the French, and Latin Language.
The scholastic year will be divided in'0
two Sessions of five months, each: Tne
first, beginning on the first day of October;
and ending on the last day of February;
tKr, 1 u-:.,..: x tUa Rt dav 01
March, and ending on the last day of July'
(Ovving to unavoidable circurnlanc
the school, will not go into operation tin?
year ()S44) until the first of Novemb r?
Pupils will be charged from the day
entrance, td the close of the session.)
1st Class SUper Stss. 1st half payab'e
2nd do. 16 do. do.
3rd do. 8 do. d
French 10 do. do.
Latin 10 do. do-
Music 20 do. do.
Wood tax for Winter Sess. 50 cts.
Sept. 24, 1844. 3S
(PT'he VVa,mKton Whig. Ncwberni-
an, and Kdenton Sentinel, will mseri
above; three times, each. T. R,
Constables' blanks for sale,
At tuis oFflcE.