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FBlBAYf4APRlL llt 1820.
ions that eao never redound to the honor
of him that would bo great I had; also
concluded that your rancor'rewurds "roe
was fully satisfied) by the cruel and un
merited sentence panged upon me by tbe
court of which you were a member i and,
after an exile from my. country, family,
and friends, of nearly seven years, 1 had
coucidded that I should now be allowed,
it least, to enjoy that solace, with this so
cieiy, uiai lacerateu ieeunes like mine
required, and that you would havesuQvr
tfd me to remain, in quiet possession of
'uose enjoyments ; but, scarcely had 1 set
ty foot ou my native soil, re I learul
t!iat the same malignant spirit which hud
before influenced you to endeavor tu ruin
my reputation was Kill at work, and thai
you were ungenerously traducing my cha
racter wheuev r an oceasioi occurred
which suited your view, and, in Many iu
stances, no' tnuh to your credit a an
o Ilk ex, throiiit th medium o( our juni
ors ; such eon fuel annot tail t produce
an injurious t iloct twi the discipliue and
ii .. 1
?reotetweeo lim and Com. BarnuM''' fTUHMH..M u um, boun um
JVilate th' subject in its true I14IU, '" my uu i ru;
t,r havethouht it neesaj to uhniit,tnMe f?-iiR'whieli might - aaturally. be
A.:uti. without comment, the whole cct,cd to arise in the hert of every
eorreiyoudeuce which preceded the inert!010 h" l,r,,,,'e. u u'rtli" P"nci
V USKtJlVI - V 1BS I
furmity wi'i. i!itHi. Wiih such i'eeliugs
I addre.vl a i.Mier (o vm uiider date on
the 13th Juue last, whi!i produced a cor-
that you have saia tnat vot coul l insult i"r -':ci . "'M . ""'V
mewithimpunfji or words to that .11,-ct. ueeu infurmd ym jjave endeavored
1 ,oo have -aid so, you will no doubt U 'ISA tJ rnf further injury, by sending- H
iron it, uud 1 shall eipecl to hear frgm j 10 Norfolk fay k resemble nih? er of the
4 ' . i iQiivyto be shewn to some of y Jri ten-
lar friends, wit Ufa view of alienating from
me their attachment. I am also iuform
ed that ynu have tautitinijly and4oating
ly observed, ehat yiu would clieerfully
meet me in tliV 'irIJ, and h iped 1 would
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Cofl R KSPON DES'CE.
jftaeenlhe lat- enoi. Strjhen Deca
tvr, anJ Com. Jamks Barhok, which
tl Id (he unfortunate ineetmg of tbe
memy-seeond of March.
friends of, the late) Com.'Deftatur
lave lea.'neu, wim cry kicui rern
thftt miieoneptiwiia injurious to hi ji pre-'uWdinati-jn at ihe navy. A
;i 4ni ard eneiidiiig, relative to thejhi fert, sir, eomiu- Voui the rei
itoeotetweeo him and Com. Bjrnui.f1'' 'ditable it dtd, e
- Hampton, Va June 12 1819.,
3ir-.I ,'irtve been informed, in Norfolk1,
t NO. 2.
Washington, 17th June 18 Id. -Sir
I have received your communics
tidiuf the 13th inst. Before you could
Jtave been entitled to the iofunnalio 'i you
'lave ask, ed .of toe, jou should have giveu
up the nirne yf . your inforuer. That
friukness which ought to. character ie
uiir profession required it. I .shail u,
however, refuse to mswer you on thai ae
ectint, but shall be as candid in my eom
nunieatioa to you- as your letter or the
tpst will warrant. ' -
. Whatever 1 may have thouiht. or said,
itithe very frequent and fpee convtrgutions
lime had resuming you and your con
duct, I feel a . thorough conviction that I
rBf rtr eou d have been guilty of st. niaeh
MUm to say that ' I could insult
yoa" (or any lhr man) with inipuui-
v J aor, sir, yewr hedieat sertant,
1 - STEPHEN DECAi'UU.
To Com. Jame BaAROir,
, NO. 3
Hampton Va. June 25, 1810.
9R-Your communication of the 17th
imt. id answer to miue pf the 13th, I have
The circumstances thilt urged me to
cull on you for the int'ormafioii requested
in try letter, would, I presum, vlrave in?
liig&ted you, or any other person, to the
same leouduct that I pursued. . Severa!
. gentleoieu in Norfolk, not your enemies,
nor actuated by any malicious nin:ive,
toli me that such a report tyas in eireula
ii'oa, butcculd not now be l raced ,to ita ori
gin. I, therefore, concluded to appeal to
yon, supposing, under su h circumstauce,
that 1 could not outrage any rule of deco
rum or eaodor. This, I trust,, will he.
...eoatidered as a just motive for the course
I have pursued. Your, declaration, if I
underktund it correctly, relieves my mibd
.fom thft apprehension that you bad so
di graded my cbiiructei., as I had been in
"ui-ed i to aljjf p. , . , .; -
lam, sir, yur ohedient sr-rvant,
J. JA'MIOs U UijiON.
Co ji. Stephen at un, -
c . Washington. Juno 20, latii. '
i Sin I have receiyi :1 your eomiuuriiea
ttn of the 35tb, iu ..answer to mine of the
r ith, and, ax yoi have expressed jour
rurroeq. oy a captain er inenarv, mat. a ing uronK remarKi ne maaa en the sub-Hance." if we are ta theet thoiw t
lemaie oi your acuaipiance oaa ttaieu.jeei. 5 ; v . i mil "a fav usaaL be comniiMed t
not having aty particular prr
4...it..ir I .i. i,ii,. n. ;. t,H
pera would speak for thesaielves, and sent Tfaeie eronuniation are ttew in tbei: ' S: " " . .vv"""7 v
them withbut written cemmeut. archives of the navy Department.
With respect, to the court martial up- If, air, the affair of the Chesapeake ex
on you for the affair of the Chesapeake, cited the indignanteelings of the nation
to which you have been pleased tu refer, towards Great Britain ; and was, aseve-
I shall not treat toe olhcers, who com ry one aumits, one or tha principal eao
posed (hat court, with so much disrespect, ses( which produced the late war, did it
as to attempt a vindication-of their pro1 not behove you to take an active part m
... Irxt 1 - . L m' I.. J. T , . . . ..
ceedius. i lie enter magistrate or our
country approved them ; the nation, a ji
proved thein: and tha sentence hai been
carried into effect. But, sir, there is a
part of my c induct, on.' that oceasiou,
which it does not appear irrelevant to re
vive in your recollection, ft is. this ; 1
was present at the. court ef inquiry upon
you, and heard the evidence thea adduc
ed for aud against you ; thence I drew ao
opinion altoijeihef uufyoaiilo to you
auil, wireo i was callttf vpra, by tl.e
temaie or your acuaiptanee Dad stated, jaet. i $ ; . n will "a lav- usBal, be con
that such a eorreeapoonee bad talen J Em now convinced hat -Barron ii a iendl tear select on 1
place. If that eormjeadenee has in tr'aitof, for I ean eall by no other natuf a ' far howerer as il"
any degree,' alienated yoar friends from man who would telk din this way to an h9Jn trt
na 7 J a a Km . e.. ... a av m. niiak a i - . z
jruu luuirucsinyv., aunuH.cu iu iuc bur. tawku, w u -llSllunMlU IU Ol- : fa nT.U.l-V-..' .rVH'cT
I SF J"""
or moruc. (but. on the contrar.v.' -r
ing them all ) I should net befouc
tidioua An tbostr noint ,iut 'shot
ratner tuspojied lo. jtfld'youiiny;
advantaee of this kbit f Aa to ci'
in the dee of the pistol it exftte in
hour imashiatfoii tlpirantyMr
last twenty years 1 have had but
Patriotiittijpracticeand Hie ulbarUy in, our
the war, for your own sake ?
out Atf the ntiestioii J
but,- kir instead or Gndin? von ta tbe
foremost ranks, oa an oseasiou ' wbieb so
emuhalieallv demanded, irnur fipat iter.
vioos, it is said, & credited thaVyoti were.
a tier uie commeucement et tue warjjd be
found in the command of a vessel Nsailinc
u,od. i British iuenjg ! 'Iho Vrgediby.your
friend!,, to avail yourself of aonSe nt ;of
u the opportuaitiea which ' we're" evf -daftIatl. t i
r of i liii.iwreraiu vcaaels, .iiiog Ttftro FoeWCiD ieatr&tu.tS
jWMWW Imve- hetn at
cdhr'oUlAVo mxili this (lecisiq
cretary of the Navy; to efttwa member
the court' martial ordered fop. yaiir uih.l,j 'aud oilier "places, to return io. ynr ch"4
kuoii ii. tuai
to which yoa have been pleased to ;
is, i ueneve, not jwoij than tlTec
years. It would have been out t
Uommoa course of nature, i(the
ol either gf us had been, improve
Froftt gr toanncr of proceedir
!!lr telJlij?' that yuu, liave'rot
to light me oj?e;
mc: tot that;
I begged to be excused the duty, on ihej ttyduriiii iho war; if ii not
erouiiu oi uij u&vina; loruiea sucttan-opiiiriyoii nianiiesteu a uupos.iii ii tto so.x- riiitr wur Jew.tr. sreto viinr GpI
ion. The honorable sk-eretary was pleased I ccptiu in. Ihe siirgle i intern: by the car- misfit
in w-hiej . vassel,: j'tikVtfl zjuHeKV -rVU& sttlti v
r'J T.- k'Mmnuni.kttnn; and Vhe matted -tKa!
to msiit ou my serviu. titill anxiotM to
betrelieved from this servuv, I drd. prior
to taking my seat us a miuher of die
court, communicate to your able -advocate,
general 'Taylor, the opinion i had form
ed, and my eorrespoudeuca with the Na
vy Department upon the subject in order
to nffird you an opportunity, should yon
deem it expedient, to protest aiiiot my
lieidija member, on the ground of my uot
only h iving . foi tried, but expressed an
opinion unfavorable to you. You did not
pro lent asiinst my beina member. Du
ly constrained me, however unpleasant it
vet act like a man, or that you had used was, to take 'my seat as a member 1 did
words to t hit effect'.: such couduCt, sir.lso, and discharged Ike duly imposed upon
on th part of any one, hut especially one; me.- You, 1 find, are incapable uf tsii
occupying the inlliiential stafion under j,niatiug Ihe motives which guided my coa
the government, which. you hold, towards duet in this transaction. .' .
an individual sft'uated as 1 am, and op-! For my conduct as a member of . that
pressed as I have beetij. and that ciiieiiy court mania', I do njt consider myself,
by your means, is unbecoming you as iin-, tn any way, aceouut ikle to you.' Hut
otfiei and a gentlenii.! : and shews a Sir, you t.ave thought fit to dedtice, from
want ol mauaiiiuuty which, hostile as I your Impressions of my conduct as a mem .
have found you to be towards me, I had. her of Uiat court martial, iufereuces of
hoped for your own. reputation youpos- personsal Inutility .towards you. Inllu
sessed. It calls loudly for redress at eiiced by fclings thence arising you com
your hands.. 1 consider you as having giv-!menced the Jnna correspondeiu:e, a eor
en the invitation, which 1 accept, and will ' respoudence. which. 1 had hopbd would
prepare to meet vou at such time and; have terminated our communication.
lei j.ioii AUitms, in
must have known
muted to. return, . wilhuu-t
character as a c.irfel.
You say you have been oppressed.-
Y.iti know, sir,t his, by - absenting your
self, as y u did for years,' from the cntin
try, withuttt leavo from the irovertuneni.
you 'subjected yourself to be stricken from
the rolls. You know. Ah., that, hv tlu-
pl ice as our respectivH friends, hereafter
to be named, shall designate. I also, un
der all the circumstances of the eHse, con
sider myself entitled to the eboies of wea-
fa0, B-l am arr, siwun
iMi renee of opinion be entertained by our
friends, I Q titer myself, from your known
personal couraga that you would dis
dain any unfair, advantage, which your
superiority.ii) he-use' .of the jpistolj and
the natural aVfeet in my yisioo, increas
ed by age, vyoufdTve yon. I will thank
vou not to put your name on- tbe cover of
your answer, as, I 'r esume, you can have
no deposition to p-ive unnecessary pain to
the females of rny fiimily.
l ain, sir,your obedient servant;
J iMES B VItUON.
Commodore Stephkn DtcATUii.
Between you and myself, there never
has Leen a personal dilfei ence ; hut I have
entertained, and do still ' eiterrain the
obiuion. that vour coudaet as an officer.
tt ii a inA m na.a s"atiw i n m. m -am im a. a u i iiia- - - -
. liiw v 4"7 .ianl f kf I4 tliw-
kaon sifiltk Hl . sw..,.iP II If , IT r.t-?uv,
10th article of the act foi1 the bretler iniy
eru.neut of tic Niivy, ail pernous in tlv
Navy holding '..itercourse with an enemy-
become su' joet to the severest punishment
known to our laws. You havjmt, foi.
theolTe-ncos heforo slated, totny know,
ledje, received even a roprir.fiiid ; and 1
do know, that your pay, even duriug your
absence, has been coiitiuues to ydu
As to my having spoken of ynu inju
riously to junior oilicers," 1 have to
remark, that such is the state of our ser
vice that wo have but few"seuiors. If I
speak with uflkersat all, the probability
is, it will 1e with a junior.
Uu your return to, tins country, your
eilorts to re-ettabUak youraeli in Uie, ser
vice were known, and btcaaie a suUject
of couveisation witti oOicem as welt a
olhers. In the ruauy and ree courersa
lious I have had respecting you and your
eoudnet, 1 hayejidd for the Cannes above
numerated, that, in Diy opiLiou, you
to be received asaiu-into tht
. . . .
adniiisioa into the service.
lu roy letter to you, of lTth June, al
though I disavowed the particular ex
prtSiijns to Which ynu invited my atteu-
iioii, eaiKior raquired that I tiou.J p
prise you of my not having been sjlen'
resneolini' Vou. I informed vou that I
- a J m -
faithfully discharged thtir duly to tt eir
country ,tn tho hour oi'Titt!; So ! at it Would
be doiug an act.o.t injustice to employ you.
to the ; exclusion o' any one of tpem. !
speaking thus, "and -endearouriRg to pre
vent your re-udinisbioii, I conceive that I
luty. 1 owe to the set
was ii.irJonninir a
iilc9t't vc no difioiissionate at,d hisn;.
notice as 1 luve ife.n.-' it yin$ bs
believed it would' receive no other
spectinn than yours, I should hayuis,
:d myself Uio trouhle 'Ihc cottri
adapted with ouf corresriot-idehce, I t
pursue with thid .if I eiia.I ijieui' i
I a;;j, iv yo;if obedient servant, .3
& i EfHENL DECATUf
To CmiHividoi'o jAtl2i UiiKjtu I
Ilumpijn, Virginia. 1 ' '-.
, rJXorfuik, "2lt!l Jlug. ISii
Mj Dear Commodore Niljbing )
transpired here previous, to my ftrrivu
he suhjefit. of Tlie rorrefpiiriili-nda r'b
Lady, a Miss j her B
is, from Hampton,-has stated, thata t
rvsp"iuleice had taken p!ee belweaO,
and D. wiieh she' feared Av. uld eil
verting. The fears of .litis My Vr
direci Variance with the opiuiua or
fmnds here, who think that lis does
p u r p os e a x i u g more o l li e s u ' j ie t . "i
,is ii fciiih iiinv ii was tnown at Ja
dp, 'and even Jure, iliilt letters had
a jueiweeu you and li may I venjur'
a,fcnn lo st;nd a eupy of themrto 1
lazewell, whij I have just left. He v
r..:.i. .i - . . ....
Receive tbe best wishes of your fri
; ' Washington, 'J?ov. I8ii
fiu-Since my cominunlcation "to
of tlie'ulst. tilt. 1 have been informed
ha I reru frequent and free elnv;rsationsvl ; that 1 was contributiiij to the pre-
re.tved.n- uou and vour conduct ; and tUeervatioii or its respet taumty. unit you
not fail to attract jour particular alien
a gentleman t n titled to the fullest crt
that you-sre're not tit oat till after,
i r . . .L.. . t. . rmvtv frliilln tn critti'l I fi lie. r A m lilni i.l 'iift'ifni . flMPniuan fv IIia r&tinpr uihi
alter uio v,ir, ii is more man prunauie i .iioiiceu ol your Having aatieu UQOer 11
. . : i . . i n nsFit Pi ik r It ii i a KiinI011 lit ajsafs II hi
t ion. ira.l you xiave aii.ea w;ia: tiiose,,,o',t " " -r -"-1 j"
freriueut and free conver.vat.ons were 1 continue .your ettiirtt, 1 shall cerlrtily.
should, with the same frurkness,
told you: hut instead of making a denial
have, frum the same feelings ofiii!Iiej duty by
naiiil which i have Ititheriu leeii uduatod, be
a ii 4 v w
derjtan A. what I did mean, I addressed
yon. us ueiore o'lgerveu, on "j.u June, auu
Washivzlun, 3tsl OcMlSlO
Sia j..Your letter of the '23d inst. ha
been duly received. I'rior to giving it
that reply which I intend, its conlents
stiifirest the necessity of referring to our
On the 12th Jut,e last, yon addressed endeavored by underscoring certain pre
tome a noteJnaiiirins whether I h-.id!ciee terms, to convey tu you my precise
said that" 1 could insult you with impu
nity." On the Ihe trth June, lw.rote t
you, in. r?ply, as follows : " Whatever;
may haVf thouirhl or said in the very fre
quent andfree couversativns I had respect
of this kind, you reply to my letter ol ;i'u"llI,ucu i.cmmuc "Tyriiui
17th June..yThat, my Jee!artioii, if,in.v options; and I can assure you, that,
correctly understood by you, relieved y our 'c inlcrehanse of opinions will; .pihei
mind" &lc. Thai you mtsht eorreeU? un- officers r c'a JM 1 ,lve never met.
lueur.in. lotuis ia letter i never re
ceived a reply.
U-dt-r" these circumstances, 1 Lave
judged it expedient at this time, to state
as distinelly as may he in my power, the
facts upon which I ground the unfavora
ble opinion which I entertain, aud have
been guiltv (if so much egotism, rs to'sny 'expressed of your conduct as an; officer,,
that, I c uld insult you, or any other uiau, ince the court martial upon you while
with impunity,""- ; , , T disclaim all personal eiiuuty towards
On the 2dIJi ofJjne, you agaio wrote
f ihp. and- stated, that the report on
ing ybu' ami ' yyur conduct, 1 feel a thoe
roiiTti conviction that t iiever eoiild hav-
Mnmn. tirnp ftpr vnu had hpen a jsifeud-
.lfi.,trr,ri...r .J-'-jkbk ,.,nhi.l fM.M y.r w"l,l inm At . tk.
understand" distinctiv. 'thai
, ?ore than to disclaim tie
a sr nu itaA ..a a a r i . . . u
ua ii i v ir i sit sis i us Mill ra viuii iihih. a . . - wi.ti ..a
t ... - "' "Tvtj.ii on a i n-." aii'l vour inter uonjoiun,,.
"sve now to state, nnil I"r(Tiit mu ta . .. .... . j . ,.i
--,. .-..t,.-,.-.M.v--Jv".. - iiy-llie roiiowtai worns.: vour uci ioio-
l meant no l f f un;iCrstand it e-irrecly, relieves
sdpciFlc and -.j j . .i ... !....:.... .,n.
arti'Miln i - 1 .mv mum ironi 1110 .. appi t-ucunuu nmv
uiiicMuuiii vvuicu your ino'-ii 1
j -mreeieu, 10 Wit : Unit i Had HllJ
- eou'" ,DiU't you with
flsioine motives of the several
Job rumors which " cannot be traced o
0f'6n 0 which their information
ai founded, or WD re, isa'matrer
perfect indift'ureneo to me, as is also
it oiaking jucu, au ioriujry
Spon such information " - -..
Your obedient servant, , -
n. 'r STEPHEN DECATUR,
vom. Jamks Hauro.v,
' .NO. 5. . '.
- S1 I. BMP0 Oct. 23, 181&.
aitu-dhad supposed that the measure
cr JJUr amhiiinn a
. . " - V 't . 1
so Urcrailea my cnarncieri-.as uau
ibeen induced to allege. .'. Immediately
on reeeivin your letter of the 2i3lh'Jiine,
I. wrote to you, -2Qlh June, as follows..:.
" As you have expressed yourself doubt fully
as tuyour correct underslandii.g of
rny letter of the 17th June, t have now
to state, 1 request you to' understand, dis
tinctly, that I meant no more ih -n to dis
claim-tbe-5pee(te-ad -part eular xpres
sioti, to which your ini;Mry was directed,
tn wit t that l had said that I could in
sult ynu with impunity.". 'Here ended ojc
June correspondence," and, with it, all
kind of eommunicatibn, till the' date of
your letter of the 23d inst. which 1 shall
novc proceed to notice.
Nearly four months having elapsed
since the date, of ou. last correspondence,
iira mi.rRiiH.nl hne lfmn Norfoilc' to rer
inaiiibueo i and hy a eoiniuuuicalioo from
; the late cant. Low is, whose honor and
veracity were never yet questioned, it ap
pears that you staled to Mr. LyAugthe
British consuls Pernambueo, with w!iom
you lived, that if the Chesapeake had
7 . - II
been prejtareu ior action, you wouki hoi
lm( a resisted the attack' of thu Leopard :
assiijftiiig as a reason, that y ou k'new, as
did alsuoar "grtva'rnmenlj there were de
serters on board vour shiu : that the Pre-
a -'f A
sident of the United States knew there
vtere deserters on board,' anJ of the iff '
lention of the British to take them, and
that the Presideut caused you to sro out
in a ueieneetess s ate, tor me express.
3!0 ai y0f good fortune had rendered you? letter ras unexpected, to iriju.parlicu-
Uoo J lor acts of magnanimity arly as the.term used by you. in the con-
'ear to berisked wantonly on ooca-. elusion o' yiur letter to ine''of 2Jth Junej
w-.i. " ' 'and' your silence ince receiving my letter
k pCWtothef,,eofthi' let,fr''it nyjf2lb June.Jndicated, as I thou-ht, sa
J Kate't'H Pt. :m. it .eems
" ttn!or 3. ence; in Com! Beeatur's letter hat you consider yourjelj: aiered by
Onrif ' son"dered tle date to be 13th June-, my sendinir our June correspondence to
ef ii 1 i - - -WB posunartt on vne Norfolk i did not senu tne J uue.ewrr?
i duck of tt.. ri -p- -!" iiosunara. sin iorioiK .a-nia not scirn , r- upon iftpu ljewis s mioa, 0
; SSF"" to Norfolk until three tnonths JL,.;. ! 1 . .
k after votil..tauuun.Ba. ; ee the extract from .c.pt;
license must be unfounded.
1 am a sir, your ob'.dient servant.
will) more ihxh oue who did ugt ctitirch
concur wiih me. -
The objects f your communication ol
the 23d. us expressed hy-you, now eluiin
my notice. .You p 'eos to consider m
a having given you an inviiaiiou'
You say tliut you have been KTui, itiat I
have tiiUniiiiirl v aud .boasliiiilv obser
ved, that 1 would cheerfully meet you in
the Geld, and hoped ,you would yet act
hue a man
Oae would naturally have supposed,1
STJErMEN DISC AT Oil
hejCotn. James Bauho.v. , I
' (i0. 8), 'C
JIawptoit, Vi. 22, 1816'
Sir Uilavnidahle interruption basr
vented my ausweriii' your two last c,
:...k . .. -W..-I-..
inuiiic(iiii;iip as cm ii un ii v as iijt r,
to to have done, but iu a few days
1 am, siriyour obedient servant.
Com. StE-ruEN DECAi ua.
V " '"' (NO. y.)
- ... lldmpton, ZQtkJ"uv. 481
Sin- I did t.ijl receive, un il Jue
the oth inst. your vc v' lenthv, el tboi
and historical reply, without date, to
letter to you o t ti '3d tilt, whicb.. f
that, after having been so recently led Uj niltore ailj. did not, I eonef
intoefrbr by " iiunors whieh co.ild " requiro tlut you should have ynterel
il t5 II tare Ha you atj iu u ai u itv-v;ucit i i '..... 1. :
purpuse of having your ship attacked and ter P,a,ea'
.loniiuil thill nllniu hia 'f ,wArifrt-yoU'-- V "
some Crttiliou, subse'qtieit ruuiors at all
events Ihtit you 'would have eudeavoreti
to have traced them, before aniu ven
turing to act upon tlieni as if they were
true. I lad you hive puistred this cours?,
you woiiid Live discovered, thai the lat
ter ruuiurs were equally uui'uunded as the
former. . t . . ;
I never invited you to the field ; nor
have I expressed, il hope that you would
call me out. 1 was informed, by a gentle-
uiau with whom you hail conferred upon
the subject, that, yob left Norfolk for this
nlace, sometime - lis for? -ir iJniie! oorres-
n'o'nileiice with the iiitenlion vof calling
me out. 1 tlien sutedjto that nUeiiian.
as I have to All nlliera with whonVLbavje
eooversed uporr the subject, that, if -you
made thecail,. 1 would met ynu,Wi
that, on all scores, 1 should be much bet-
to have nothing to do with
... . t . .i .... i .
lisera'eed, anil thus attain his 'favorite J0"-- "u n!" 1"" "w " .1.'
..bieet of involving the V. States io a war unue; 'rcum.ia..Br.. -
w.lh n-l Ritin' Knr MnhrmUlna' rrBBWlwii any ui"l "' " '""a
V;i::V. ;:.r:;:r: t "V" ; stnee discovered, that it is noeved an
hi i i niiirumii i li.catHi licnii: icicia m . .. i . . - k
. .ru i...i.: ru.iiii..; unerring criterion of personal courase and historical notice" or my com
uti:rXrrvu the ueceMi,tyf J8htingaioatiou so abundantly teems ; wis
r - j . t , l, man woo maaes- arms us iirojttswon, is
Keferehee was made to Mr. Goodwin, who u"u . .. . . . , t - i: .
... i . c. j not at libertv to deeline an. invitation
. . ' trnm inv imrinn nhn I nor BO tar lie
ue va , , r , , .: - is .
meet y n u, 1
'. -j 1 - e m n - eraded. as to be heneatri nis notice,
racity and respectability of Mr. Goodwin 5ru.DU V uo , , -
i, i v ... ..-ii i.- mz incautiously said I wou.I meei
!!J,::. 0.r ..'".wiet eon.ider this to be your -ease, ati0srfrOm ,itr i 'd"n it anneeesa
anarfia-tffii.' ZJT T. UZ think iand If 1 bad not hc weverr to advert to It, further tha
. pie.14 myself, l-might re-
tt " 'capansii place, and tli3
much i6 to detail, in defence of the be
aud iiiimanlv course you have pursoec
wards ma since the "affair oftheCj!
apeake," as y ou term it. A much a!
laconic answer would have served I
ouriiose, which, for the preieht,is nfltL
mora, than to obtain at your hanfl, hor!
able redress to& the aecumlated ins
wvlu'eh vou sir, iu particular, above.
my eue'inies, liavo atttmpte S to heap u
uie, in every shape in which they eouh
ofl'eced. Your last voluminous Jette
aione siiHicient proof, if none other ex.
ed, of the rancorous uispo itioo yoQ J
tertaiu towards me, and the extent,
w h'ch you have carried it. That lei
should no otherwise notice, than ml
iy to iniorui ynu it uaareaeaeit me,
that 1 aui prejiared to meet you 10
field upon any tain like fair and e,
rouuds : bulj- masmucb as you nave
timated that, our correspondence is tc
before tbe nubiiciT feel it a duty 1 ow
myself, and to tbe world, to reply part
larly to the many calumnious charges
apersious with which your ildtspass
understand" that it is tfot for you al
or toHus't if y myself in your estimali
that I take Ibis course You have dtl
mtieh upon ouU' TSno eereesponden
as you i tile ..it, and Have maao many
. i . i.i . i. i ..
reinarK, inai, -t ruuouijii ucariy i
months'i:drd intervene betweea..tUat'