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" v: AMERICAN GEMS. .
Wasstiee in m lale number of Sillimans
v, r Journal gcs :f 7 w
Jnt, eontaiM first-rate popular and
!LScal matter,) an article on the above
Jdwbject, furnished by Mr. Taper,
who k w belie, a working jeweller, and
XiJi Philadelphia. Be that aak may,
TZT-Wii wnr interesting account of
.erenl of the principal of our native pre.
of the details will be aa new to most of our
leaden, aa they nave neen w uuraeivra.
There are reasons for our being all. com
ptratiTcly ignorant aa to this wholeaubjecL
One i, that scarcely any attention ba yet
been paid unQPg.Ml!Z9LSm
eralogy. Science in general i wh mucii
uma with ua - We are too busy for
mucnof it, justaa we are to the Fine Arts.
And this gemTiore particularly is a& - uu.
practical conaiderotioiu Jt ia, in fact, one
of those aame fine arts. And moreover,
w for u it ia a trade like other tradedso
(uu tltcre is a real demand for it, the
American branch of the business labors
under great disadvantages aa compared
with the foreign i with the establiuhud traie4
lor example, of Bohemia-' and Oherstecn ,
a -assa 2Aotmi$RiE.A lhc,priACjpaj
marta of Europe. - Mr. Taper himself says,
there is one serious difficulty in the great
difference in the cost of labor between this
country and Europe. Lapidaries are at
present but fewfoi number, some of whom
imnort Dulished specimens and even metal
jewelry for the purposerbf breaking and
remodeling them. ' Stone ready cut for
jewelry, may be imported from Germany,
at one quarter the oust oi ponsmng- speci.
mens furnished in New York. It ia also
true that tho facilities are not so great here
for their manufacture: there ia a want of
enterprise in this branch of tho ana; but
" the investment of a comparatively small
capital would soon give it another complex.
m iir-.L r . e
ion. ,, nua wis uiue preiuce, oy way oi
apology for the general want of informa.
tion on a subject in itself certainly attrac
tive, we proceed to avail ourselves of a few
of Mr. Taper's data. ' The country will be
seen to possess some treasures in this de
partment which we presume most ofour
reader would hardly have thought of.
Oue of these is the Chrysoprase, a 'very
pretty second-glass gem, of a pea or apple
green color,'1 much valued by jewellers,
and used even in tiaras and aigrettes. It
is the same stone mentioned in Revelations
as the 10th foundation stone of the Ilea v.
enty Jerusalem. In some countries it ia
worn at an amulet
This also is true of the Ame'huti. which
if another American gem. This i-uscd
most extensively also, and even in royal
crowns, such sometimes is its beauty ;and
it is also mentioned in Scripture, being ap
pointed in Exodus for the 9th stone in the
high priest's brcast-platc. A lighter use of
it is for "acrostic jewelry, "so called. In
England,-as Mr. Taper observes, when
making a present of a rine or broach, thev
have a delicate way of expressing a senli
sir; that of arranging the stones in set.
ting, so asfo'spell a word., a name or a
sentence; for example, the initial letters
of the following stones, when combined,
will form the word Reeard. Rubv. Em.
erald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond.
1 (US. together with soma word or nnirw.
is made up into a half-hoop finger ring.
When a sentence is desired, the stones are
set entirely round the -fineer, or. a large
cUoneor glass forjheJiair, or Jbr a
breast pin. The imitations of this stone
are so perfect as readilv to derm- Kninn
close examination small globules of confin.
ed air can be readily perceived; "the best
method for the unpractised is to have re.
course to the JUe
vf P0" too the Yellow Quartz, or
oesww-ToBiiz" lni.t .m;
tte topaz very transparent and in great
uw wr seals, pins, bracelets, die, and
easily cut so as to imitate the rose diamond
with the star and pavillion faces, dec. -The
White or Rock Crwtial is more
common, and we have roe best descriptions
in akonJ. ms
..pw, mis transparency and
polish is second only to the diamond, aud
"the base of all tho inimitw rw.
cna use it for spectacles', as less trying
to Ae eyes than glasa-U is also harder,
3 easily dimmedr Malagascar
nd the Alps furnish much of it, but ours
Ppears to be ahnA - -
rwr urown Crystal, :or Smolf-qartt
r . r. o I
-j,--,Huiiecquaito the best Scotch,
"per speaks of splendid specimens
ncaster county, Pennsylvania.
ne sav h hn. mszrs !rrjrn rr
U)ln llkea imrn.t unit raint I I - 1
"'tn carnAt r,;i -,ut..u i . .. . .
J excelled the finest vinegar garnet he
er "aw ; and to iviwW th
comP,ete. bole is sometimes drilled
,n "e centre. Intn u,k;k . :. :
sVFtwl i "v's was ifwiv 9 U
f U ; !" beIn the expedient resorted to,
tO fill un tk k.,1... s . :. - '
r .. id reai garnets, tnc nnest
and largest of which come drilled aa beads ,
to avoid a heavy British duty. "A large
centre of brown chrystal, encircled with
scqua marines, set transparent or without a
back, has a very pleasing effect" ,,;
- The Precious Garnet, or "Carbuncls,
rich blood-red , ia highly valued and much
used. Found abundantly near West Ches
ter. Capital engravings have been mads
on it - ' .
And the same on Chalcedony, of which
mora varieties are known than of any oth
er stone. It abounds in New York and
Pennsylvania, and some of the samples are
" very choice,!- rnottlgd with buff brown,
on a semi-transparent ground. Used, for
snuffboxes, seals, pins, dec.
Jasper is much like it, but always opaque.
! tesembles also the Scotch Pebble. This
stone is tnenuucei InHoly Writ It is
found varrgood at IIobokeiTasi-bears a
high polish. ; -
Corundtm is much the same as Emery,
and so used. Very hard.
Hyperiikent, very . soft. Used chiefly
by the French, and not much with us.
Found on the Brandywine, and ia Massa
The $pineUe0crmaoa, of roseed,, or
pink ;r-very beautiful, and used in fine jew.
elry as the Spinello Ruby. Professor Silli.
man speaks of "fine', ones from Orange
county, in this state, and from New Jersey.
Beryl Found ''splendid and perfect"
the Professorsays,at Haddam, Connccti.
cut, ' of " late, -discovered by Professor
Johnson, of the Wesleyan University at
JWiddletown j larger than the emerald.
In Chester county, Pennsylvania, crystals
of it exceed eight inches in diameter. The
Professor says, in New Hampshire they
exceed foJt, and weigh 200 pounds.
The Red Oxide of Titanium, Sphere,
Zireanrand Jade, are also found, but little
used. Also the Toumaline, in Maine; in
tho Proleasor says," in the world."
r TESTS OF POLITENESS.
. . . gTOi fc HUXUBD. ...
Of the gentlemen , young and old, whis
kered and un whiskered,, that may be seen
in Washington street any sunshiny day,
there is not one who does not think him.
self a polite man, and who would not very
much resent any insinuation to the contra,
ry. Their opinion is founded on reasons
something like the following. When they
go to a party4hey make a low bow to the
mistress of the house, and then look round
for somebody that is young and pretty to
make themselves agreeable to. At a ball,
they will do their utmost to entertain their
partner unless the Fates have given them
to somel'one who is ugly and awkward, and
they will listen to her remarks with their
most bland expression. If they are invited
to aiiaDer party r they will gain their best .
coats, praise their entertainer's wine, and
tell the lady they hope her children are all
well. IT they tread on the toes of a well,
dressed person, they will beg his pardon.
They never spit on a carpet: and in walk
ing with a lady they always give her the in.
side ; and, if the practice be allowable, they
offer her their arm. So far, so good, but
I must always see a man ia certain situa.
t ions, before I decide, whether he be polite
or no. I should like to see how he would
act, if placed atJiinner between air ancient
maiden lady and a country clergyman with
a small salary and rusty coat, and with
some distinguished person opposite to him.
I want to see him on a hot and dusty day,
sitting on the back seat of a stage coach,
when the driver takes in some poor lonely
woman, with, maybe a child in her arms,
and tells the gentlemen that ono of them
must fide outside, and make room, for her.
I want to be near him when his, washerwo
man makes some very good excuse for not
bringing home his clothes at the usual time,
or not doing up an article in exactly the
style he wished. J want to hear the tone
and emphasis with which he, gives orders to
servants in steamboats and taverns. I
mark his conduct when he is walking with
an umbrella on a rainy day, and overtakes
an old man, or an invalid, or a decent
looking woman, who are exposed and with.
out protection to the violence of the storm.
Irhe'De In company witn tnose-i wnom-ne
thinks his inferiors, I listen tohear if his
conversation: be entirelv- about - himself.
If some of the number be very distinguish.
ed, and some quite unknown, I observe
whether he acts as if he were utterly jin
conscious of thefof these' last 7
t hese are stew-amr but a lew ol the
tests by which I try a man ; and I am sorry
to say there are very few who can stand
them all. .There is many a one who pass
es in the world for a well bred man , because
he knows when to bow and smile; that is
down in my tables for a selfish, vulgar, un.
polite monstp, that loves the parings of his
own nails Jitter than his neighbor's whole
body. Put any man in a situation where
heis called upon to make a sacrifice of his
nwA Am Tort and ease, without anv eriuiva-
4nf in return, and you will learn the differ.
ence between true politeness, inai sterling
ore of the heart, and the counterfeit imi
tation of it which passes current in draw;
ing-rooms. Any man must be an idiot,
n?t to lw pnlita in society, SOM;allc(Lr: for
how else would he get his oysters and
champaigne. ; t v ,
If a man begins to save ten cents a day
when be is 21 years old , and continues to do
so until he is 70, be will then be worth II ,
776 50. A great many boys and young men
spend nearly as much as this tor unnecessa
ry and injurious eating, drinking, &c:
The following valuable suggestions are
furnished for the Baltimore Patriot by a
correspondent. Our readers generally,
and Editors in particular, would do well to
give them a passing notice j , 1
Death by drowning ia very common du
ring tbla seasoq of the year, and we have
reason to believe that many lives might be
saved if the proper means were understood.
The Editors of Newspapers have often call,
ed the attention of their readers to this sub
ject, and wa believe, .we could not do a
greater service to society, than by saying a
tow words on it It is astonishing bow
stronir is the hold which the most absurd
practices retain on the minds of men. If j
the water spares its victim, the barrel on
which the body is rolled as soon, as reco
vered, destroys all hope of resuscitation.
Let every reader think for a moaaent what
would be bis condition, if be was placed
with his abdomen over a barrel and his
head depending 4t can readily judge what
chance the poor unfortunate i has, in whom,
if life exist, it is imperceptibfejIn the pre
sent case, we have no doubt thaVbejman
fwas dead when taken from the water. Jjet
the following plan be adopted by those
present, andf perse veringly employed until
a physician arrives.' - . .
As soon as the body is recovered, wipe
it dry, and wrap It up in blankcts,nd place
it in some convenient place, with the head
slightly elevated, having free ventilation in
hot weather, and allowing no persons to be
C!sent except those employed in operating,
t the head be wiped dry, and covered
with a woolen cap. Several attendants
should be employed in rubbing the body
with stimulating articles, such as mustard,
hot brandy, cec. andbags of Tiot sand, hot
bricks, dec. applied to the feet and other
ports of the bodyr While this is being done
the mucus should bo removed from the
should be employed in
inflating the lungs!
as follows i Insert the pipe of a common
pair of bellows into one nostril, close the
other nostril and the mouth, then blow
gently, and cause the' air, to escape by
pressing on the chest, having first removed
the finger from the nostriL This is to be
continued for a long time, the object being
to imitate the -process of breathing. Let
this plan of treatment be pursued until the
arrival of a'phyaician.
The above mode of treatment has been
often detailed in the newspapers; and we
make this attempt to call the attention of the
public to the subject Time is said to be
money; but in these Cases of submersion,
time ia hfe. If nothing is done until a phys
ician arrives, or if wrong measures be pur.
sued, but few will be saved. The Editors
of papers throughout the country could not
do a irreater benefit to sufferim? humanitv.
than byalling Miblicattention teHhissub.
ject Among the Athenians, the man who
saved the life of a citizen was crowned with
a civic wreath. The Editors of papers
might thus save many lives, and if tney did
not receive civic crowns, would be entitled
to the gratitude of mankind.
. Toe ScxaiYS of childhood. When
children, we are made to sit still and read
the Bible on that day even the abstruse
writinirs of St-PauL Wi
thing, excHSt.that it was a good act to do
so, ana pleased Uod; now we did it we do
not know, nor did we think to inquire but
in our religious reading, we felt that, we
were doing right, and that was pleasant
At night, after we were smiling in bed,
our mother would come and seat herself
upon the bedside and one by one we said
our little prayers. She would then kiss us
and depart .. J - . . -; ,
which ; haveUever' been obliterated.
Strange and beautiful thoughts of God, and
Heaven, and my mother, came up to me
now -they have often in my weary lifo-p-with
a spirit of devotion I cannot account
for: for I have slwava tried hard ta he seen.
-y - - - r
tical. Philosophers may account for St, Jf
they can; but for myself 1 believe, truly,
that it is the seeds of goodness those infant
and over which the dross of the world has
been heaped up, struggling to come to light,
and bear the fruit of true religion. What
axabnrsucb hours have I low placid!
how grateful to the aching heart ! I feel
like a child again, at my mother's sidel
see her mild angelic face I hear her sweet
voice: arid respond ber warm kiss.' I lay
my head upon her bosom the bosornthat
nourished meand weep tears of joy.
Call this foolish, unmanly, weak, if you
will but give me many such hours ! They
are the bright spots in my life. They are
all that have kept me pure morally pure
when, to the world I seemed to be a
blasted tree, without greenness or branch
North America coin. The United
States Mint is engaged in coining a new
American dollar, none of which are yet,'
but soon will be, put into: circulation.
The new coin is a smaller diameter , and
consequently more convenient than the
Spanish coin, and is altogether better exe-
Boston the other day, was cut down by a
couple of boys. The first act of " return,
ing consciousness" was to beat them awful.
!y. They vow they will "see him hanged"
before, they will interfere again. V " '
' NevCGibkada. A new revolution has
hmkfi out in New Grenada, headed bv
I Msguera and Espana.
I " A man w Ikj ti red to twiii!" himself nea
POLITICS OFTHE toAYlT
.. For the Messenger. ,
Wklg 2Hectlaf aU Greemvllle 1. C.
On Saturday the 29th inst, agreeable to
previous arrangements, the Whig party of
Greenville, in conjunction with many or the
citizens of Pickens and Anderson, assem
bled at this place for the purpose of hearing
the political questions which are now so
deeply agitating the country, discussed by
our distinguished and eloquent Senator, the
Hon. Wm. C. Preston, and our. talented and
faithful Representative, General Waddy
Thompson j and it may be said that high,
wrought amd ardent as was tlie anticipation
of our fellow-citizens, they were mors than
There were present on this occasion an
occasion which, since the deep and perva
ding excitement of 1832, has not been
equalled in a devoted and high-soulcd exhi
bition of patriotic feeling we think we
may say, without exaggeration, near two
thousand citizens, graced and honored too
by the presence and the smiles of the ladies,
who, though not wont to commingle in the
strife of political turmoil, from that grace
And dimiirv An rhnrnrterJatir of tho Cam.
luiairyet have never failed, when the
sacred cause or truth and liberty was in.
volved in tlieif sue, nobly to encourage the
heart of tlie pafrkt, and to nerve the arm
of the soldier. , .
' Capt. Wesley Bhook--acted as Presi
dent of the day, assisted by S. iUWhitles ,
Esq., Dr. Thos. C. Apstw, Col. W.Tus
TOM , Dr. O, B. Ibviw and John AVeaveSi
Esq., aa Vice Presidents. CoJ. fc. P. Jones
acted as Chief Marshall, assisted hy Maj.
J. M. A. Tubmn and Capt THos.VV.GAftrr,
and Jno. G. Hamlin as Secretary.
The company assembled at on early hour
in a beautiful grove on the borders of our
village, in eager expectation for the arrival
President, in a nappy and "appropriate'
manner, introduced to the audience Gen.
Thompson and Col. - Preston. Cm T,
then arose, and after intimating in compli
mentary terms,, that, from tlie presence of
his eloquent friend and distinguished col
league and co-laborcr in Tlie great Worlr of
political reform, by far the better part of
the entertainment was still in reserve, en.
chained and rivetted tho attention of his
audiencet He sketched, in bold and graphic
lines, the true - character of the present
Administration its shameless and corrupt
prostitution of the Executive patronage-
its unscrupulous and unprincipled adher
ence to every means of perpetuating and
preserving its ill-gotten power the known
and tolerated infidelity of its public agents
its utter destitution of sound republican
principles, . notwithstanding the continual
boast of the Democracy and in fine, its
reckless disregard of the rights and interest
oi ine people.
I .r 7- . " :
He exhibited by apt and forcible illustra
tions, the ruinous tendencies of the golden
Sub-Treasury that the history of the civ-
ilized world proved the impracticability of
such a scheme that it was, and would be
unfriendly, if not destructive' of the com.
merce and credit of the country, and espe.
cialiy, that it would operate, as asserted by
some of its advocates, most injuriously upon
accumulated to withstand the shock of such
a change in the policy of the country, who
are never prepared to profit by the depres
sion of tlie' times, and who are mainly de
pendent for subsistence on regular employ,
ment and fair prices for their honest indus
try. The Gen. analyzed in a most strik
ing and felicitous manner, the comparative
claims of the Presidential candidates, show.
ing most conclusively, that in the bands of
the present incumbent, the country had no
thing .to hope for-that disaster, dismay,
and a well founded and widely spread ap
prehension of impending evil, was in sober
truth not imaginary that it was no factious
combination of artful and designing politi
cians, seeking to mislead the people, in
order that they might grasp, with eager
avidity, the spoils ot olhce, but was now
being but too sadly realized in the prostra.
ted energies of our people in our thrift.
less agriculture our languishing commerce
and in the deranged and ruinous state of
our finances. Thnt the seeds of the fatal
maladies in the body politic were to be dis
tinctly tracedto the misrule and empiricism
of the present Chief Magistrate! n perfect,
ing the measures and cousunimating the
poliey-of-his Mllustrious predecessor' -under
whom, in his estimation, it was glory
enough to have served. The impassioned
orator then turned he attention of the com-
panyto Mr. Poinsett's military bill-i-a pro.
posed measure which although the odium
which, is justly vented upon a scheme so
utterly repulsive to all our cherished repub
lican predilections r is now industriously
sought to be obliterated by a late presiden
tial demonstration, is nevertheless rapidly
finding its proper leyel in the opinions of
enquiring freemen. It was shown in its
provisions to be really a system more enor.
mous, more dangerous, morev oppressive.
on we ciuzen, more completely iraugni
with evil and violative of the Constitution
in a higher degree than any other wjiich
had hitherto been proposed, notwithstand-
r I ing the repeated assertions to thecomas ry
One striking feature alluded ta was that
according to the proposed division of the
United btatcs into military districts the
citizens of North and South Carolina would
be liable at their own expenso.to be drag,
ged from home as. far ss Milledgeville
Geonria, and more than that- to be fined
and incarcerated one calendar month for
every five dollars of the fine imposed, and
it was triumphantly asked if it was not un
reasonable, if it waaDot revolting to com.
mon sense, that Mr. Van Buren should
have so highly recommended this mon
strous scheme to the consideration of Coo.
gress, and yet have been so very ignorant
of its provisions. It was also happily com
pared in its oppressive, features, to the
Indiana law of selling- white men into
bondage and which has been so much used
to the predjudice of Gen. Harrison. - The
difference between them is that the former
oppcrates upon good citizens of all classes,
the latter upon rogues and rascals only.
The foul charires of abolitionism and
Federalism against' Cjen. Harrison fwe
indignantly repelled by Gen..-TJtb$on,4
situ ii wo rawfij BiHjwii u mi uiriiiu nrst
charge the indictment could not be sus
tained, that whilst Mr. Van Buren had not
and dared not den' the constitutionality of
abolishing slavery in the district of Colum
bia , Gen. Harrison stood on infinitely higher
ground denying to Congress any authority
whatever to interfere in the vital and deli,
cate subject either in the districts or Terri
tories, and further that as to" the charge of
rederalism Uen. Harrison had received the
confidence of every president, beginning
with the time honored and illustrous
Washington and had served his country
most-honorably as-an independent and
consistent statesman and most gloriously
as a gallant and chivalric soldier. .
That when our Democratic President
was during the late war receiving high fees
-asjudge Advocate, voting against appro.
priunwiif lor inu luuimenunco oi xnai gio.
rious struggle, and insidiously plotting to
undcrniine andjfamolish the -Administra-tion
of Mr. Madisoriiflwhoso person was
embodied the, very spint ofitho war at.
tempted, because ft then suited the popular
breeze, to push the fortunes of Mr. Clinton.
the antijwarand .federal Miliflatejind
dancing reels at Altmny, tlie gallant and
now calumniated old soldier and his bravo
associates were battling with tho wily and
insidious foe, amidst the horrors 6f a North,
western wilderness man who, said GenT
T., in the language of one of his brave co
adjutors, but now a generous opponent, tiad
periled his life in more ha rd-foughf battles
than any officer in the public service, and
never lost a victory. -
In this hasty and imperfect sketch of
ucn. s speech,it would be impracticable
to advert to the various topics which were
discussed. Suffice it to say, that the Gen.
end's speech was received with that cnthu.
siasm and approbation which it was so well
calculated to inspire ; and it was not the
least eratifyinir circumstance to behold his
venerable father, now retired and ho longer
participating in .the busy scenes of active
life, in the. midst'pT the assembly, called
out uy me impulses oi patriotism, anu near.
ingV as be musThave heard, with an honest
pride, the eloquence of his distinguished
son exposing political profligacy and cor
ruption, and advocating the interest and
honor ot his country.
At the conclusion of his speech, Gen
T. in a few brief and pertinent remarks.
introduced to the delighted audience the
Hon. wm. U. Preston.
jOut distinguished Senator approached
thc front of the stand with that Piie ..and
dignity which belongs to the genuine ora
tor, with that noble expression of counte
nance so peculiarly his own, and with that
speaking auuuaq wnicn at once prepos
sesses the hearer, commenced his address,
and for three hours held the fixed and eager
attention of his admiring audience. The
eloquent Senator unfolded to the view of the
people,' in bold relief, the astounding cor
ruptions of the government, and the causes
which are swiftly working the ruin of our
free and happy institutions. The graceful
orator, as if by the power of enchantment,
portrayed to the mind' eye, in glaring
colors, the pollution of the wnjted sepulchre
atAVashineton ; he tore, with a einnt's
gra8p,nhe deceptive veil from the brow of
l 1 i U. I u. u l.: . :
uic Yiiitu piupun,aiiu "Vu l"in Ui. lo view
unmasked in all his hideous deformity."
He charged and fixed upon the previous
and present Administ ration of the Govern
ment, all the calamities of the country,
and showed that the Government, after
tampering with the currency, and drawing
the Banks and the people into the disasters
which are now pressing nponiisT-wns; in
stead of trying -to relieve a suffering people,
escaping from the wreck in a crab-boat,
f whilst the winds and the waves are raging
around our gallant ship of State, just ready
to be stranded on the breakers.
Col. P. traced the political career of Mr.
Van Buren, and proved that his course had
always been marked by a single eye to the
promotion of his personal ambition that
the monuments of his title to public confi.
dence could not be found on the records of
the country'; tlwt his policy had ever been
Janus-faced and temporizing, just accord,
ing to the political complexion of the times.
lie repelled the numerous charges which
have been urged against the claims of Gen.
Harrison, apd showed thnt on every great
question of. public policy, they had been
fully and frankly-expressed, and that the
public, mind lias been warped and- misled
by the one-sided and partizan character of
tlie press: " ' t ; 1
. Coll Preston, with ample opportunity of
knowing, gave it as his deliberate opinion,
that in every acquired qualification of char
acter, intellect, learning, firmness, and
decision of character, in political forecast,
and more than all, in consistency and uni
form honesty of purpose, Gen. Harrison
was decidedly superior to, Mr. Van Buren.
The Col. repelled the charge that the
Whiir party was composed of so many
discordant materials ; that the charge was
more applicable to the supporters or the
Administration, and that in point of justice,
bis Satanic Majesty might as well complain,
of a divkion: amongst tlie-churchesvin
Christendom, although all concurred in
opposition to him.
After Cot P. had concluded his remarks,
the company partook of a barbecue, which
had been provided for the occasion, and
adjourned 'to. meet again at early candle.
light, at the Methodist cnurcn.
At the appointed hour, the church was
crowded with ladies and gentlemen. . , Mr.
Clinemana eallant young Whig froth N.
Carolina, with the laurels of a Whig; tri.
urhbh fresh unon his brow, was Cftllfe
in a powerful and imoresaiva speech of On
hour and a hair, dlscusseo me rresiocnui
..... . 4n !J ..!.
question and the merits of the Sub-Trea.
sury, showing the true principles involved
in the Presidential contest, and witn grew
minuteness and force of reason, thainju-.
rious" tendencies of the hart-money ays-
tenr. - . , ,. - . . ;.
Vhen Mr. C. had coticluded his remarks,
Col. Preston was called out by the united
voices of the audience, and again treated
his hearers with an intellectual repast
The Colonel" declared emphatically thatx
it was his solemn conviction that if the light.
couiu reacn me pcopie uirecny, oj-yemw -
full discussion, that South UaroUna wouia.
not be found where she js, but would now
be standing nobly where she' was. He re.
pelled the charge that theWhig party were
urging a candidate without principles ; and
reasoned most forcibly of now establishing
tlie principle and tho precedent, that one
term was tlie true Republican doctrine, and
that lhanrcsent was an important crisis,
and much depended on the firm and decided
uCtI3h of the people."
fThe followim? letters. In answer to invi.
a, c - ' .
tations to attend tho meeting, were re
reived by the Committee :
Ch a a leston August 21 st , 1 840
Gentlemen ; Your very polite invitation
for tlie 2Ulh inat.-ha just reached me, and -
it is with great regret that I find myself
unable, on account of my previous engage
men ts here, to accept itr Permit me, j
however, to assure you of my full sympathy
with you on tho occasion of your meeting.1
I will yield to none who shall be present,
in respect for the manly firmness of you
distinguished guests. The names of Pres
ton and Thompson will rescue our beloved
Stats from the imputation so universally
cast upon Iter of servile obsequiousness,
and unreasoning submission to the party
idol of tlie day. Our sons will be pleased
to find it recorded, that their fathers were
hot all drilled into political subserviency,
and that , e ven in IhencWoTuTnesTnheTtr
were some among us too proud to follow
one who u pledged to follow in the foot
steps of a predecessor , or to serve one
whose crowning and sufficient glory it is to
have, himself served under a chief." ,
Our position is a peculiar one. Left in
a minority by the sliameless tergiversation
of those to whom, not only the commence
ment, but the actual formation df-public
opinion, has been by a sort of common con
sent committed, wefihdurselvcOssaited
by our ancient friends, now engaged in a
most incongruous alliance with their and
our old enemies- and the names of Fisk
and M'Dufiie, Elair and Pickens, Benton
and Calhoun, are fiiund inscribed on the
same banner-roll of our opponents. This"
connection, however, as it can "enure" to
no honest man a benefit, we hope will soon
bo dissolved. A bright day has dawned;
and every hour increases our exultation at
the progress of the good cause. , -
With the most ardent wishes for the sue.
cess of Harrison and Reform, I remain.
Gentlemen, very respectfully, your friend ,
SAMUEL JIENRY DICKSON.
To Wesley Brooks and others. .
.Macon, Goo. 25th August", 1 840.
Gentlemen : Your polite note of the 13th
int came to "hand only" yesterday I
would be exceedingly gratified to meet with
you on the 19th, and aid in the great cause
of Harrison and Reform. It would afford
me singular satisfaction to meet with those
who honor and -lappreciate- the merits of
Col. Preston and Gen. Thomjwon , o nd with
tliemjJioMor- tlic- worth . which. - Carolina - -seem
not fully to value. Time was, when
these noble sons of yotij.gallant State, had
tier confidence ; apd ihjb time is at hand
when that confidence shaU return. The
signs of the times indicate, that the spell
which has been seting npon Carolina for
years, is about to be broken.
When the rod of tlie Magician ofKin
dcrhook is broken; that of him of Pcndle v
ton, will full from bis grasp.
Not being able to attend your meeting, - .
I beg leave tolubmit the following senti
ment : Ji'i
The Doctrine of Instruction The abuse
of it has destroyed tlie Constitutional char
actor of the Senate may its successful re
sistance be found in the person of Wm. C.
' i Respectfully,
" ' E. A. NISBET.
To Wesley Brooks and others.
'.' ' , . Athens, 23d Aug.,' 1840.
Gentlemen: I have just received your
letter of the 13th inst inviting me to a din
ner given in your district to the Hon.
W. Thompson and W. C. Preston. I am
Highland Messenger (Asheville, N.C.)
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