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Electoral Tickets We present to
our readers the Jackson Electoral Tick
et for this State- and, in consequence
of their being no other press located in
this vicinity, we have concluded to pub
lish the Adams Electoral Ticket also,
that our readers may become acquainted
with the names of the individuals com
posing both Tickets.
Jackson Electoral Ticket.
(Election on Thursday, 13th Nov. next.)
JOHN C. CALHOUN.
1st dist. Robert Love, of Haywood county.
"2d - Montford Stokes, of Wilkes.
3d - . Peter Forney, of Lincoln.
4th - John Giles, of Rowan .
5th - Abraham Philips, of Rockingham.
6th - John M. Morehead, of Guilford.
7th - Walter F. Leake, of Richmond.
8th - Willie P. Mangum, of Orange.
$th - Josiah Crudup, of Wake.
10th - John Hall, of Warren.
-41th - Joseph J. Williams, of Martin.
12th - Kedar Ballard, of Gates.
13th - Louis D. Wilson, of Edgecombe.
14th - Richard D. Spaight, of Craven.
15th - Edward B Dudley, New-Hanover.
Adams Electoral Ticket.
JOHN QU1NCY ADAMS.
!lst dist. Isaac T. Avery, of Burke county.
they returned to Waxaw settle-j
ment, and totind tnemseives sud
denly engaged with a superior
British force, who surprised a gal
lant band of forty patriots to which
they belonged, routed it, and took
eleven prisoners. Andrew Jack
son and his brother escaped from
the field, after fighting bravely;
but, having entered a house, next
davi in order to procure food, they
fell into the hands of a corps of
British dragoons, and a party of
tones, that were marauding to
gether. . Andrew, when under
guard, was ordered by a British
officer, in a haughty manner, to
clean his boots; the youth peremp
torily refused to do so, claiming,
with firmness, the treatment due
to a prisoner of war. The officer
aimed a blow at his head with a
sabre, which wTould have proved
fatal, had he not have parried it
genial with those he represented, and!
that he would speak and do the will of
his constituents. I am now informed
that you are a candidate for the honor
of representing die citizens of the State
of Tennessee in the Representative
branch of the Federal Legislature: and
believing that any citizen who would
obtain the suffrage of the freemen of
Tennessee, must be a character, the com
position of which is virtue, talents and
the true iVhig principles of '76 in
short, Sir, that he must be a Republi
can, and in politics like Caesar's wife,
not only chaste but unsuspected, I have
addressed to you this letter.
The first two component parts of this
character I know you possess: the lat
ter, as to myself, 1 have ever thought
you did. But, Sir, the. public mind has
been lately led to believe that your po
litical sentiments are doubtful; and some
have held you up as an aristocrat.
These reasons have operated with me
to call upon you to answer the follow
First. Are you, and have you alwavs
been an. admirer of the Whig princi-
& 11.14.., UUU Illy I1UV HUIly millVU 111 O 1
with his left hand, on which hciPle; of '76? , . , .
remind nvnro ivmmrl. TTi' Have you always been an admirer of
Abner Franklin, of Iredell.
Robert H. Burton, of Lincoln.
Edmund Deberry, of Montgomery.
James T. Morehead, Rockingham.
Alexander Gray, of Randolph.
Benj. Robeson, of Cumberland.
James S. Smith, of Orange.
William Hinton, of Wake.
Edward Hall, of Warren.
Samuel Hyman, of Martin.
Isaac N. Lamb, of Pasquotank.
William Clark, of Pitt.
William S. Rlackledge, of Craven.
Daniel L. Kenan, of Duplin.
(JAny number of Electoral Tick
ets, either for Gen. Jacksan or Mr. Ad
ams, can be procured at this office at
twenty-five cents per hundred, or two
dollars per thousand.
The parents of Andrew Jack
son emigrated from Ireland to
South-Carolina, in the year 1765,
with two sons, both young, and
purchased a tract of land, on
which they settled, in what was
then called the Waxaw settle
ment, about forty-five miles above
Camden. Here was born, on the
loth March, 1767, Andrew, the
subject of the present sketch.
His father died soon after, leaving
the three children to be provided
for by the mother. The scanti
ness of their patrimony allowed
only one of them to be liberally
educated; and this was Andrew,
Whom she destined for the sacred
ministry. He was sent to a flou
rishing academy in the settlement,
where he remained, occupied with
the dead languages, until the Re
volutionary War brought an ene
my into his neighborhood, whose
approach left no alternative but
the choice of the American or Bri
tish banners. The intrepid and
ardent boy, encouraged by his pa
triotic mother, hastened, at the
age of fourteen, in company with
one of his brothers, to the Ameri
can camp, and enlisted in the ser
vice of his country. The eldest
of the three had already lost his
life in the same service, at the
battle of Stono. After retiring
into North-Carolina before the
British army, with their corps,
II . . . uiait auuiui una:
brother at the same time, and for j Are you now, and have you always
a similar offence, received a gash? been an admirer of the Constitution of
on the head, which afterwards oc-the u. States, friendly to its admmis
casioned his death. Thus, did itralion agreeably to the true literal
his only relatives, two of this esti- :mea"inSoi'thc instrument and banishing
m-l,i i i the dangerous doctrine of implication?
mable family, perish in the spring IIaveyou aI been Jd are
ot lite, martyrs to their patriotic n0w opposed to standing armies, in time
and courageous spirit. Andrew of peace?
arid hn companion were consign-; And are you now, and have you al
cd to jail, in separate apartments, ivvars !,ecn opposed to foreign political
and treated with the utmost cTct,ons?
lmreii ! . i .i A re vou now, and have tou always
Harshness: until, through the ex- u 1 . .1 . - 7
rt n 1 been opposed to the extension of the
crtions ot their fond mother, they, executive nntmnno-p?
W'CrC exchanged'. I Have voii alwnvs bepri. and nw rmi
: 1 j - J j
Andrew returned to his classi-f novv an advocate for freedom of religion
cal studies, as a means of his fn-iantl freedom of the press?
ture subsistence, with innrnnsmr. Are you now, and have you always
;rl.,f...,. 1 ... ,1 r 1 ! oeen Iriendly to economy in the public
.Miiuauy, aim ui uic age 01 Clffil- ,1:.:,.. . .u
! teen, in the winter of 1784, repal- tern of loans?
red to Salisbury, in North-Caroli- And lastly, are you a real republican
na, to a lawyer s office, in which ,n principle, and will you be a Kepubli
he prepared himsnlf for tlin hnr can in practice?
In the winter of 1736, he obtained . lh above questions are put to you
n . i i r i- by a sincere friend in private life, and
,TU l"- "ui iinuingloneivho i8 Very much disposed lo ex-
r... w.uu uiiiuiuiauiu iui uu-;tenu to you his little political support.
vaiiuuiuuiii. emigrated to ias i-;iie exnects. however, t int ihw mio.
villc in 1788, and there fixed hisjtions WH be answered with your usual
residence. Success attended his' candor on other subjeets. This letter is
industry and talents; he acquired! Pot 'on, in" Wl1 'ou; ?nsw,er
L 1 . . .. 1 be viewed as such it is as well for the
- uumus 111 me courts, 1 gratification of enquiring friends as my
and ere long was appointed, un-self. .
Accept, Sir, my respects, and believe
me to be your most obedient servant,
Doct. Wm. Dickson.
In this letter are embodied the
principal landmarks which guided
the politicians of the "Jefferson
School," when first organized.
While a Senator, Andrew Jack
son was chosen by the field offi
cers of the Tennessee militia,
without consultation with him,
major-general of their division,
and so remained until 1814. when
he took the rank in the service of
the U. States. On his resigna
tion as senator, he was appointed
one of the Judges of the Supreme
Court of Tennessee. He accept
ed this appointment with reluct
ance, and withdrew from the
bench as soon as possible, with
the determination to spend the
rest of his life in tranquillity and
seclusion, on a beautiful farm be
longing to him, and lying on the
Cumberland river, about ten miles
from Nashville. In this retreat
he passed several years, happy in
the indulgence of his fondness for
rural occupations, and in the so
ciety of an affectionate wife and
a number ot honest friends. Hh
der the administration of Presi
dent Washington, U. S. attorney
general for the district; in which
capacity he continued to act for
The progress which he made in
public estimation, bv his abilities
and services, is marked by his
election, in 1796, to the Conven
tion assembled to frame a Con
stitution for the State of Tennes
see. In this body he acquired
additional distinction, which pla
ced him, the same year in Con
gress, in the House of Represen
tatives, and the following year, in
the Senate of the United States,
which station he occupied until
1799, when he resigned. He act
ed invariably with the Republican
party in the National Legislature,
and in the trying times of '98, was
among the dauntless spirits who
opposed the alien and sedition
laws of the Elder Adams. Soon
after this period, his political
creed was fully made known in
the annexed letter, publicly ad
dressed to Dr. Dickson:
Knnxville, Sept. 31, 1801.
Dear Sir Through life I have held it
a sacred duty I owed to my country and
myself, never to give my suffrage lo a
candidate lor a sear in thP Pninrro r
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the U. States, unless I was convinced I01110 felicity was, however, bro
that his political sentiments were con-l ken up by the occurrence of the
war with Great Britain, which
roused his martial and patriotic
temper. We will pass over his
military services, which commen
ced in 1812 and terminated in
1818, as they even at this day
command the admiration and gra
titude of those politically opposed
to him, although it is contended
that they form an insuperable ob
jection to his elevation as Chief
1 . i" 1 W T
Magistrate 01 the union. We
submit, however, the following
honorable testimony of the esti
mation in which they were thou
held. I he following resolutions
will be found among the laws of
the U. States, adopted in 1815:
" Resolved. Bv the Senate and Hous
oif Representatives of the United Slates
of America, in Congress assembled
that the thanks of Congress, be, and thev
are hereby given to Major-General
JALivsUIS, and through him, to the
officers and soldiers of the regular ar
my, of the militia, and of the volun
teers under his command, the greater
proportion of which troops consisted of
militia and volunteers, suddenly collect
ed together, for their uniform gallantry
and good conduct, conspicuously dis
played against the enemy, from the time
of his landing before New-Orleans until
his final expulsion therefrom: and parti
cularly for their valor, skill and good
conduct on the Sth of January last, ia
repulsing, with great slaughter, a nume
rous British army of chosen veteran
troops, when attempting, by a bold and
daring attack to carry by storm, the
works hastily thrown up for the protec
tion of New-Orleans; and thereby ob
taining a most signal victory over t.Ke
enemy with a disparity of loss, on his
part, unexampled in military annals.
"Resolved, That the President of the
U. States be requested to be cause lo be
struck, a Gold Medal, with devices em
blematical of this splendid achievement
and presented to Major-General Jack
son, as a testimony of the high sense en
tertained by Congress of his judicious
and distinguished conduct on that me
"Resolved, That the President of the
U. States be requested to caused the fore
going resolutions to be communicated to
Major-General Jackson, in such terms
as he may deem best calculated to give
efTect to the objects thereof."
On Jackson's return to Nash
ville, after peace was proclaimed,
he saw on every side marks of
exultation and delight. For two
years afterwards he remained on
his farm, retaining his rank in the
army, but chiefly occupied with
rural pleasures and labors. In
lttl, he-was directed, by letter
from the War Department, to re
pair to Fort Scott, and take com
mand ot the forces in that quar
ter, in an expedition against the
Seminole Indians and fugitive ne
groes, who had committed great
excesses against the Americans oa
the Southern frontier. The Se
minole war terminated in one
campaign, and Jackson returned
to Nashville in June, 1818, to the
beloved retirement of his farm.
He was not long, however, per
mitted to remain u 11 m olested in
his rural occupation the eyes of
malice and hatred had traced his
progress, and fit instruments were
found in the person of Abner La-
cock, Senator from Pennsylvania,
and a few kindred spirits, to form
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a pian ior stripping the hero ot Ms
hard earned laurels, and efFpRtiinl-
ly to disgrace him in the eyes of
his countrymen for this purpose
.1 . . .... . .
fceminole investigation wai
instituted in Congress. But. un
fortunately for the projectors, their
letanous scheme recoiled up n
themselves. Lacock's Report to