North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
FOR THE FliEE PRESS.
Letter froiiUosEPii K. HiNTox;Esq. to JoiinB.
Washington, N. C. 22d Sept. 1832.
Sir: A word with you," as the only
individual named in the proceedings of
the famous meeting held on the 4ih inst.
in Tyrrell county, with whom I have the
honor of a personal acquaintance. That
meeting has associated our names in
print; yours, as one of the "Committee
of Vigilance" and mine, in the way of
disapprobation for the electoral appoint
ment; aIthough I had,- a week previously
to said meeting, in the most public man
ner notified the district, thatl must not be
considered a candidate for that honor,
and had withdrawn my name from the
ticket, expressly to leave Mr. Van Bu
ren's friends at liberty to make some oth
er selection which might be satisfactory
to themselves! and this I did the mo
ment I heard that Edgecombe would not
be united in his support, unless the ap
pointment was given elsewhere. Keep
in? these facts in view, the disaimroba-
tory Resolution of your meeting is Iudi- lands of the State: I was so, upon that
crous enough, and so entirely unique, that great question, the opening of a ship
it is admirably calculated to cure low channel direct from Albemarle Sound to
spirits, and so extravagantly superfluous the ocean; and can appeal to you for my
and so surpassingly ridiculous that no one earnestness in support of both measures.
the dreams of greatness af some of our
would-be-masters, may. be disturbed and
vanish into thin air, unless 1 can be kept
in check; perchance other honors might
be within my reach. Sir, this whole
manoeuvre is doubtless cousin german to
that, which sought, two weeks before the
last Congressional election, to make me
the competitor of Dr. Hall in that con
test. I grant you, that the favor of your
associates in ihe Tyrrel meeting is for
midable when given: their frown, is
formidable too: but I am so reckless,
that whenever I believe that my services
can be useful to the district and benefi
cial to my country, I shall fearlessly make
a tender of them not in the least des
pairing of a very satisfactory support
even in the county of Tyrrel itself. The
unkind feelings exhibited towards me by
your meeting, are not cannot be those
common among the people of your coun
ty; for I have given them no provoca
tion for such feelings. On the contrary
I am entitled to their respect, because I
have been their fast friend in matters of
deep concernment to the whole county.
1 was so, upon your favorite measure
the entry of the vacant swamp and marsh
can read it without emotions, who has a
heart in his bosom. Even thick-lip'd
musing melancholy itself puckers up its
mouth into a smile, as it beholds the grave
seniors the most wise and learned judg
es of Gum-neck and Alligator make their
furious onset, pell-mell upon me as E
lector! like Don Quixotte upon the wind
mill. Pray, that Major Noah would,
when he takes the little State of Dela
ware out of his breeches pocket, just slip
into its place, that little fraction of the
little county of Tyrrel inhabited by the
men of Lilliput -the grumbletonians of
If there had been no individual in the
district, with hidden purposes to sub
serve, very different from the success of
Mr. Van Buren, or the union and effect
of his friends in the pending election, no
such Resolution as that in which my
name appears, would have been thought
of much less proposed at your meeting.
To call it a novel method of adjusting
the question among friends, would be to
abuse all speech by the mildness of the
phrase, and be vexatiously unjust to its
murderous design. The proceeding was
well calculated to strengthen the enemies
of Mr. Van Buren and to distract, di
vide, and defeat his friends; and accord
ingly the shout of triumph is already
heard in, the Barbour ranks. Who that
looks at it, and compares it with letters
written to Pitt and Beaufort, by a leading
Barbour man, a few days previous to
your meeting and then takes a peep at
the actors in said meeting, but will dis
cover confirmation strong, of the truth of
the rumor that your meeting and its
work was planned by those managers at
a distance from Tyrrel, who have played
a deep, and let me tell them, a hazardous
game in the district! Let them beware!
there are more stones in heaven than
serve for thunder. So remarkably silent
and indifferent to every thing relating to
Mr. Van Buren's election, were the peo
ple of Tyrrel, that no response whatever
was given from that county to the Con
xcntional call! nor any reply to the pri
vate letters, written by myself and others
td its citizens, soliciting their assistance
in iidiungthe electoral appointment! and
only a few days before VOIir moot in rr nn
intelligent and prominent citizen of your
uuii. wroie to nis tnend here that
"nothing had been said in that county in
favor of Van Buren but much for Bar
bour! ' and hence, he "did not know cer
tainly, one in favor of Van Buron""
Compare all this with the boastings of
the aforesaid leaders, of their success, in
managing to get my name ofT the ticket
(which is now heard in the Barbour camp)
and a blind man might see whence the
Tyrrel movement came: he might read
apprehension stamped upon it. Perhaps
my name was considered a host too for
midable in itself for the safety of the
opposition ia this district; perhaps too,
Since then, I have personally pressed
the latter one upon some of the leading
members of the Administration, and am
confident, that by so doing I have made
some useful friends for the whole Albe
marle country. Nor is this all Tyrrel
anil Hyde are indebted to me, for the con
ception and maturity of the plan now in
successful operation, after so many inef
fectual attempts and for many years to
gether, to effect it whereby the waters
of Mnttamuskcet Lake will be assuaged
and an intercommunication by land and
by water, be made easy and direct be
tween the two counties.
But as it respects the electoral ap
pointment, I must again say, it was con
ferred on me against my wish, by those
who believed the use of my name would
assist in strengthening the cause of Mr.
Van Buren in this district. My desire
was to remain and only be known as a
private citizen in the Presidential elec
tion. I told the Convention so and my
self presented the names of deservedly
Honored citizens of lyrrel, Hyde and
Washington counties; but no member of
that body could say certainly whether ei
ther of the gentlemen alluded to or
icho in those counties were friendly to
Jack son and Van Buren. One thin
however was considered to be certain
and that was that any person chosen as
Elector, who had opposed the Mattamus-
keet and Roanoke Inlet improvements,
would be unacceptable to the people of
U.,.l KT A ..... I'll I
ujuf, v asmiigiou aim j yrrei.
If those who attended your meeting,
are sincere friends of Jackson and Van
Buren so am I with this difference:
1 have done more, through the medium of
the press and otherwise and in the State
and out of it, to sustain the administra
tion of Gen. Jackson and check the ri
sing fortunes of those opposed to it and
to enthrone Mr. Van Buren in the affec
tions of the people, than all all of your
meeting put together. In 1324, Gen.
Jackson had my vote in 1823 he did
not, because I was content that Mr. Ad
ams should enjoy the customary honor
a re-election: but Gen. Jackson s admi
nistration commanded my approbation,
and from its commencement, I yielded it
my support; I did more when his more
prominent friends in the Senate, were
overreached and struck dumb by thc op
position, and at a time when an expres
sion of approbation by the Legislature of
North Carolina and a wish for his re
election, must have been singularly gra
tifying to him and to his friends all over
the Onion 1 dared the anger of his foes,
and in my place proposed both. Unlike
some however, I did not toast Martin
Van Buren in prospect of his advance
ment to power, and then desert him in
his utmost need: no, I was his friend
then I am so still: and long since, both
himself and some of his friends have
known that ho has been my first choice
for the Presidency itself, in the event of
. -w . i nncy
Uen. JacKson s retirement in 1000.
1 submit Sir, upon these facts, whether
I was not entitled to at least common
civility, at the hands of every man in
Tyrrel county! For once in their lives,
let the persons who favored the said of
fensive Resolution, consult their own un
derstandings, and they will there find a
I now dismiss the subject and refer you
to the subjoined letter from Marshal
Dickinson, Esq. of Pitt a gentleman
whose word is evidence. The circum
stances in which I am placed will apolo
gise to him for my making it public. But
I cannot forbear savincr. that I am crrati-
fied at the selection of Dr. Ward, of
Washington county, for Elector. If any
one could have assured the Convention
that he was friendly to Jackson and Van
Buren, the honor would have been offered
to him, by that body, in the first instance.
With much respect for you individually,
I am your ob't servant,
JOSEPH B. HINTON.
To John B. Bkasley, Esq.
of Tyrrel County.
Mr. Dickinson's letter to Mr. I Union,
G keen villi:. Sent. 10th, 1832.
Joseph B. Hint on, Esq.
Deaii oik: Your lavor, communicating the
proceedings of the Jackson and Van liuren
meeting, I did not receive until Monday even
ing last; and that was the first information I had
of my being on the Committee. I had previous
ly heard, of your nomination as Elector by a let
ter lrom lurboro , which also informed me that
some of the citizens of Edgecombe were dissatis
fied with it. The next day, at evening, I saw
your renunciation, and soon after heard that Pr.
Ward was appointed to fill the vacancy. Of
vour being at Greenville I did not hear until you
had left it. The complaint of the citizens of
Edgecombe, wheever they were, must have ori
ginated in some disappointment. I regret it
exceedingly, as I am confident it was the best se
lect ion that could have been made, taking every
thing into consideration, and I have reason to be
lieve that the objection made above, would have
been entirely overcome.
I am sorry I did not see you while here, as I
am so much engaged in a variety of avocations
that 1 cannot attend to the duty required of me
on the committee, and I wished to get your as
sistance in my place. I have written to Dr.
Ilorne, acquainting him with my engagements
and hope he will save me any further attention
than a concurrence in whatever may be approv
ed by the Committee. In the meantime I shall
be glad to hear your views at length on the top
ics that may be most expedient to touch on. You
are better acquainted with the sentiments and
the prejudices of the people at large than I am.
For I have, for nearly two years, been confined
to my own county, and cannot know so well as
you, what may be necessary to the cause. I
hope to hear from Dr. Ilorne soon, and also from
you. Yours, respectfully,
the most crnel curses not only on thQ
people of Egypt, but that he slew the in.
nocent infanta who had never offended
and that God even poured out his wrath
upon the harmless beasts of the field who
were incapable of sin, and who were pun.
ished and tortured by God, because Pha
raoh did not do that which God would
not allow him to do. Is it within the
power of any one to believe that God did
act as Moses asserts? From what the
Bible tells us of the goodness and justice
of God, arc we not fully sustained in the
belief that Moses' account cannot by any
possibility be true1?
6. After God gave Pharah the power
to let the Israelites depart, Moses says
that God told him to advise the Israelites
to borrow all the jewelry, &c. they could
from the Egyptians. Are we to believe
that God did direct such a fraud to be
committed? Or, is not Moses a blasphemer?
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1332.
FOR THE FREE PRESS.
If some Preacher of the Gospel will
furnish satisfactory answers to the follow
ing queries, his kindness will much oblige
a sincere seeker for the truth.
1. M oscs declares that it repented the
Lord that he had made man on the earth,
and that it grieved him at his heart. Are
we to believe that the Deity, who is im
mutable, all powerful, perfectly wise and
perfectly happy, did actually repent and
grieve or must we believe that Moses
2. If God did actually repent and
grieve, can it properly be said that he is
or was immutable, and perfectly happy?
3. Moses states that the Lord inform
ed him that he had hardened Pharaoh'
neon ana that because he had done
this, Pharaoh was compelled to refuse
permission to the Israelites to depart.
mi aiu we io oeneve that the Deity did
actually punish Pharaoh for not doin"
that which the Deity had made impossU
ble to be done? Or must we not believe
mat moses has blasphemed?
4. Because the Lord would not allow
1 haraoh to permit the Israelites to de
part, Moses -states that he himself was
vested, and most cruelly exercised the
power of bringing curses on the people
of Egypt Is there any rational beino
who can believe that the conduct, which
luoses assigns to the Lord in tl I i a mat
ter, is consistent with infinite goodness
and justice? fa
5. Moses informs us that God had ta
ken from 1 haraoh the power to let the Is
raelites so, and h nrnnL -!, . -
let them go Moses says; that God bro't
(0Ve understand that a bale of Cotton,
weighing 444 lbs. of good quality and of the new
crop, raised by Stephen Iiobbins, Sen. of this
county, was sold to Messrs. Evans & Andrews,
at Spana, yesterday week, at S cents Der Jb.
From what we can learn, the Cotton crop in
this vicinity, as well as elsewhere generally, is
not only very backward but also very indiffer
ent. The Corn crop will probably be an average
one. Peas better than usual.
The Cholera. The Windsor Herald, of last
Friday, says: We understand the Cholera has
broken out at Edenton, in this State. Our infor
mant, who left that place on Monday last, does
not know how many cases had occurred, but
th ere had been three deaths within the two pre
ceding days. The Edenton Miscellany, of last
Wednesday, makes no mention of any cases o
Cholera having occurred at that place.
The Elizabeth City Advocate, of the 22d ult.
states that during Ihe past week the spasmodic
Cholera manifested its malignity, among our co
lored people, to more than a usual extent. Since
noon, last Saturday, there have been 9 deaths
3 white and 5 colored persons.
The Norfolk Herald estimates the deaths by
Cholera, in that place, from 24th July to 1 1 tlx
Sept. at 400100 white and 300 colored per
sons. For the week ending 23d ult. there were
12 deaths reported 4 whites, and 8 colored.
In Petersburg, the disease makes no progress.
In Richmond, it is slowly on the increase. In
Washington City, Baltimore, and Philadelphia,
it is gradually subsiding.
In New York, the deaths for the week ending
15thult. amounted to 291 ; of which number 125
were from Cholera.
Several cases of Cholera had occurred at Bos
ton, and other places in New England.
Ihe deaths in Montreal for the last three
months, have amounted to upwards of 2800, or
about 1 in 10, of the entire population.
State Elections. -In Maine, the Jackson can
uidate lor Governor has been re-elected, but bv
a diminished majority.
In Vermont, the result nf iVi0oi:., u:i
a decided and increased majoriry for the anti-
p . 7 y "iiruiaauin iirtve ueiu a
v w 1 1 v ci i nun ana nominated their candidates.
In Rhode Island, a fourth attempt was recent-
norn t Gl?Cl Gove01". Lieutenant Gover
nor and Senators, but without success. Arnold,
the Clay candidate for Governor, received 2907
votes; tenner, the Jackson candidate, 2520: and
sprague, the anti-masonic candidate, 957.
J.M fVV uK ,he Herkir Convention as
L ilirr n w9lh h'and nominated William
L Marcy and John Tracy, as candidates for Go
vernor and Lieut. Governor. A Jackson Elec
adopted orSanizet, d an Address
In Ohio, Gen. McArthur, the Governor of the
State, having declined being a candidate for re
election, it is conjectured the Clay party will
support Mr. Lyman, the anti-masonic candidate
lnnH Fen"sy,Vania-' Powerful efforts are also ma
king tp eflect a union between the Clay and an-i-masonic
parties. Sanguine hopes are enter
tained by the OnnositmrT tl,.t r .LfL
. i " j uiiiuii ui I IIC5U
wi lllll neW Y,rkl Pe""sy'ia, and Ohio,
win cleteat the re- PMinr. r n ti , '
Wln X n0t', !he wi" aSain be "electrified" on
seeing the old H ro.ii,i u ...
i i". -..w.w .v. wv-v.,tu uy an over'
n hcJnnno- and increased majoriiy.